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        Catechismus Romanus: ex decreto Concilii Tridentini iussu S. Pii V editus.[Rome], Propaganda Fide, 1786 [= 1787]-1787. 2 volumes. 8vo. With an Arabic title-page on the second page of each volume. Set in 2 sizes of nashk Arabic type, with some preliminary pages set in roman and italic type. Early 19th-century half sheepskin parchment.

      - Schnurrer 308; WorldCat (2 copies); not in Smitskamp, Philologia orientalis. First unabridged Arabic edition of the catechism translated from the Latin version authorized by the Council of Trent and the most extensive Arabic catechism ever published, comprising 1827 pages plus preliminaries. It follows the Roman Catholic rite and was printed and published by the Propaganda Fide in Rome. It is based on the Latin text authorized by the Council of Trent under Pope Pius V, first published in Latin in 1566. While some small Arabic catechisms of a few dozen pages had been printed as early as 1580, only a few more extensive ones had appeared. The present edition is probably the most extensive Arabic work that the Propaganda Fide ever published.With 19th-century library stamps. With occasional minor and mostly marginal foxing and an occasional quire slightly browned, but otherwise in very good condition, with only an occasional tiny hole or small marginal chip. Only slightly trimmed. The most ambitious Arabic catechism produced to this date.

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        The Book of Birds and Beasts, beautifully coloured, With a Description of Each, adapted to the capacities of infant minds, in words of two or three syllables...

      London: William Darton, n.d. but, 1827. Square duodecimo, printed title-page, 48 hand-coloured plates with letterpress description verso, final 2 pp. advertisements, most of the captions clipped but those extant dated 26 August 1826, early manuscript presentation dated 1827; in publisher's binding of red calf, lettered in gilt to front board. A particularly rare and uncommonly attractive children's work of natural history, including fine hand-coloured plates of the kangaroo and the platypus, bound in the fine original red publisher's binding.Mary Belson Elliott (1794?-1870) was a prolific writer for children in the first half of the nineteenth century, issuing any number of books with the specialist publisher Darton. Elliott was known for her pious tone: the recent bibliography of her works by Marjorie Moon carries the title "blending sound Christian principles with cheerful cultivation."The book includes an interesting mix of familiar domestic animals and more exotic species. The engraving of the kangaroo is based on the famous Stubbs image, about which Elliott notes, 'One of the most curious creatures we can behold... first known to us through the great Captain Cook, when he was on the coast of New Holland, fifty-seven years ago.'The note for the second Australian animal noted here, the platypus, is worth quoting in some length: 'This strange-looking animal is, as you read under the print, a creature of New Holland, and really there is nothing in its form to tempt us to wish it were a native of our own coasts. The platypus was not known to us until of late years...'. One of the most quaint aspects of the description of the platypus is the cautionary tone adopted by Elliott, who is evidently concerned that young readers will be tempted to question divine sensibility on being confronted with such an unusual animal, exhorting the little ones to remember that 'His works are without fault! Our blindness may fancy a blemish, but in reality nature is complete.'Not recorded in any Australian collection, this is a very scarce work. Some very slight variations in collation are known in the handful of recorded copies of this work. All of the pages are unnumbered, as always, and this copy has 100 pages in total, comprising title-page (verso blank), 96 pages of text, and two pages of advertisements. Some other copies are known with two extra half-titles, a contents page, and a slightly different title-page (adding 'Two shillings and six pence'): where noticed, these copies are recorded as 104 pages in total. It is likely, therefore, that the current copy, priced more expensively at 4 shillings "bound in red", constitutes the rarer fine issue. A fine and handsome copy.

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        Dissertation critique et apologétique sur la langue basque. Par un ecclésiastique du diocèse de Bayonne.

      Bayonne, Duhart-Fauvet, 1827. ____ Edition originale de ce livre estimé. Darrigol était supérieur du séminaire de Bayonne. Vinson (N° 207) estimait en 1891 le livre "commun"; les choses ont, semble-t-il, changé... Très bel exemplaire dans sa couverture imprimée d'origine. *****. In-8. [220 x 145 mm] Collation : (8), 163, (1) pp. Broché, couverture imprimée.

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        Encyclopädie der philosophischen Wissenschaften im Grundrisse.

      8vo., xlii544pp., the paper throughout generally a little browned and foxed, original boards with a spine label lettered in gilt, wear to joints and extremities, red edges. A good, sound, copy with several early ownership inscriptions, including I.F.C. Kampe (mid 19th century), Jonas Cohn (1931) and Selly Oak Colleges Library (bookplate on pastedown and tiny inkstamp in lower margin of title).Publisher: Heidelberg, August Oswald.Year: 1827Edition: Rand p.243.

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        Essais

      Rapilly. Edition illustrée d'un portrait de Michel de Montaigne en frontispice du premier volume et publiée d'après l'édition la plus authentique avec des sommaires analytiques et des nouvelles notes par Amaury Duval.bindings en demi veau gris-rose, spine lisses uniformément décolorés ornés d'arabesques romantiques dorées, plats de papier marbré, gardes et contreplats de papier à la cuve, quatre coins émoussés, tranches marbrées, bindings romantiques de l'époque.Quelques petites rousseurs.Exemplaire joliment établi dans une élégante binding romantique et uniforme de l'époque. Rapilly Paris 1827 13x21,5cm 6 volumes reliés

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        'Result of an Examination... of the Heads of 148 convicts on board the convict ship England... ' [in] The Phrenological Journal and Miscellany Vol. IV.

      Edinburgh: October 1826 - November, 1827. Octavo, contemporary green half calf, spine banded and gilt. Full year's run of this journal, which includes a fascinating article on the phrenological experiments - the first of their kind - carried out on board the convict ship England in the spring of 1826. The article is entitled: 'Result of an Examination, by Mr James de Ville, of the Heads of 148 convicts on board the convict ship England, when about to sail for New South Wales in the Spring of 1826' (pp. 467-71).In his youth De Ville (1777-1846) worked as the assistant to a sculptor, and this expertise with plaster-of-paris led to him being asked to make phrenological casts, and he soon immersed himself in the newly emerging practice, writing pamphlets and lecturing. His reading of the heads of the convicts on board the England was one of his great successes: the navy surgeon on board, one Dr Thomson, hosted De Ville for his experiment in the spring of 1826, at the suggestion of Mr Wardrop of London.The article notes that 'Mr De Ville furnished [Thomson] with a distinct memorandum of the inferred character of each individual convict, and pointed out the manner in which the dispositions of each would probably appear in his general conduct on the passage. The desperadoes were all specifically noted, and a mode of treatment to prevent mischief suggested. One man in particular was noted as very dangerous, from his energy, ferocity, and talent for plots and profound dissimulation. His name was Robert Hughes.'Thomson kept a log during the voyage which was deposited in the Victualling Office, and the present article details some events from this log, including a plan by Hughes and his co-conspirator Thomas Jones to seize the ship and run it for South America. Needless to say such forethought was very pleasing to Thomson, and the article also includes his single-page letter written from Sydney on 9 October 1826, with his note that the convicts 'were going to rip up the poor doctor like a pig.'. A little toning to the pages but generally good; contemporary green half calf, spine banded and gilt, a little bumped.

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        Sketches of a Tour to the Lakes, of the Character and Customs of the Chippeway Indians. And of incidents connected with the Treaty of Fond du Lac. Also a Vocabulary of the Algic or Chippeway Language

      bal: Fielding Lucas, Jr., 1827. viii-[9]-493+[1] pages with 6 of 29 plates, three appendices: Copy of the Journal of the Proceedings under the treaty of Fond Du Lac, as noted by the Secretary, TREATY Between the United States of American and the Chippeway tribe of Indians; concluded August 5, 1826 and Vocabulary of the Algic, or Chippeway Language. Octavo (8 3/4" x 5 3/4") bound in original blind stamped cloth with gilt lettering to spine. (Hpwes: M132, Sabin 43407, Field 994, Pilling: 2383) First edition.Thomas McKenney started as a merchant. In 1815 he ran a commission store near the ferry wharf in Georgetown. He was also on the board of directors of the Bank of Columbia, in Georgetown, with John Cox, John Threlkeld, and Henry Foxall. In 1816 McKenney secured a Federal appointment as Superintendent of Indian Trade. In those days delegations of Indians that came to Washington generally stayed in hotel rooms; the beds had been removed to accommodate their preference for sleeping on the ground. Some of these representatives of southern and western tribes also visited Weston, McKenney’s farm on Georgetown Heights. In 1820, Sans Nerf, a chief of the Great Osages, and two companions, were there. In the winter of 1821-22 a delegation of Pawnee, Sauk, Fox, Menominee, Miami, Sioux, and Chippewa Indians came to the farm, and in 1824, Cherokee chief Elijah Hicks was there. The Factory System of government trading posts involved commodities as coffee, sugar, lead, salt, penknives, northwest blankets, calico, and strouding (coarse woolen cloth used in the Indian trade). What came back were furs. The Factory System ended in 1822, over opposition by the John Jacob Astor’s American Fur Company, and by manufacturers and merchants who resented McKenney, and the Georgetown merchants he favored. One such merchant was John Cox, importer and banker, and later mayor of Georgetown. Cox loaned money to McKenney to buy Weston, and McKenney bought from Cox for the Indian trade, nearly to the exclusion of other merchants. From 1824 to 1830, McKenney served as Superintendent of Indian Affairs. While his upbringing as a merchant had no doubt prepared him for the earlier position, supervising the Indian Trade, his qualifications to be an architect of Indian policy are harder to picture. McKenney’s transactions with the â€

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        Oeuvres

      Lefèvre. New revised edition, ordering, and accompanied by notes by CA Walckenaer.Binders half red calf with corners, back with four nerves set with gilded nets quadruple adorned with golden jewels ornamented romantic in their centers a mosaic piece of olive green morocco, gilt friezes heads and tails, marbled paper plates, guards and contreplats of handmade paper, some corners bumped, romantic bindings of the time.Illustrated book frontispiece of the first volume of an engraved portrait of Jean de La Fontaine and etchings hors-texte Tony Johannot.Some foxing. Lefèvre Paris 1827 16,5x26,5cm 6 volumes reliés

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        Autograph letter signed "Dco Donzelli" to an unidentified male correspondent, his "very dear friend."...

      2 pp. Folio (ca. 260 x 205 mm). Dated Paris, October 6, 1827. In black ink on ivory paper. In Italian (with translation). Donzelli makes arrangements to pay off his father's debt. He also includes intriguing details about a legal matter involving the well-known impresario Domenico Barbaja and Giaochino Rossini. He sends regards to his correspondent's family, and notes that his wife, Jovina, will be giving birth soon. "As far as my father, I want you, as I have told you, to charge all the payments to him... You know very well that in Bergamo one can live comfortably on 4 lire a day. But no, he is not happy, he wants to be a nuisance to everybody; what annoys me most is that that includes you; I have gotten used to it... I am of the opinion that by giving up 40 lire a month and living economically in Milan with my mother-in-law, he can pay off his debts. I must also forewarn you that he cannot set foot in my mother-in-law's house until everything is settled, so that my mother-in-law can be sure that none of my father's creditors will come and bother him when he is with the family... " "Our theater here has been let to a British company for 60 thousand a year. Barbaja was able to get much more; it's been a good deal for him, but he will regret it... I can assure you that Barbaja owes everything to Rossini, and to me if this sum counts, because the handwriting is so bad that all the lawyers are saying it did not happen that it was at most one quarter; that stays between us. The lawsuit he brought in Naples would be zero with everything that will have to be paid... Our theater will be open only 8 months of the year, and the other 4, they will be in London; a good arrangement in the interest of the impresario. Barbaja had to do anything to make money." Creased and slightly soiled at folds; several small holes from oxidation of ink, affecting several letters; occasional light show-through, not affecting text. Donzelli "made his début at Bergamo in 1808 in Mayr's Elisa. He then completed his studies in Naples with Viganoni and Gaetano Crivelli. For the next decade he sang florid tenor roles throughout Italy, appearing in Rossini's Tancredi, the first performance of Torvaldo e Dorliska (1815, Rome), L'inganno felice and La Cenerentola. Then his voice began to grow heavier, and he turned to a different repertory. In 1825 he made his Paris début at the Théâtre Italien in the title role of Rossini's Otello. During six seasons in Paris he sang in the first performances of Rossini's Il viaggio a Reims (1825), Halévy's Clari (1829) and Bertin's Fausto (1831). He sang from 1829 at the King's Theatre, taking part in the first London performances of Bellini's Il pirata (1830) and La straniera (1832). He created Pollione in Norma at La Scala (1831), and later sang the role in London, Venice, Bologna, Trieste and Sinigaglia (Senigallia). He appeared in many Donizetti operas, including Fausta, Anna Bolena, Parisina, Belisario, Lucia di Lammermoor and Roberto Devereux. Two of the greatest successes of his later career were as Masaniello in Auber's La muette de Portici and the title role in Mercadante's Il bravo. He retired in 1844." Elizabeth Forbes in Grove Music Online....

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        Oeuvres de J.J. Rousseau

      Werdet et Lequien. New edition illustrated with a portrait of the author and twenty sheets of music.Binders of the time in full sheepskin blond rooted, back smooth decorated with lace, jewels and gold boxes and pieces of title and volume number olive and black morocco, gilt floral roulette coaching boards, gilded geometric roulette highlighting cuts and caps, all marbled.Some slightly uneven caps, friction and few scattered spots, otherwise nice copy. Werdet et Lequien Paris 1827 13x21cm 20 volumes reliés

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        Traité de la moelle épinière et de ses maladies, contenant l'histoire anatomique, physiologique et pathologique de ce centre nerveux chez l'homme.

      Paris, Crevot, Bruxelles, Libr. médicale française, 1827. ____ Illustré par 3 planches dépliantes en lithographie. Cette importante monographie traite pour sa plus grande part de la pathologie de la moelle épinière. Charles-Prosper Ollivier, d'Angers (1796-1845) " who denied the existence of the central canal itself, coined the word syringomyelia for any kind of cavitation in the spinal cord." McHenry, Garrison's, History of neurology. Deuxième édition, corrigée et augmentée de près de 500 pages et d'une planche, sur la première de 1824. Couleur du dos passée, mais très bel exemplaire élégamment relié. *****. 2 volumes in-8. [201 x 122 mm] Collation : XVI, 447, (1) pp. / X, p. 447 à 847., 3 pl. dépl. Demi-veau vert, dos à nerfs orné, tranches marbrées. (Reliure de l'époque.).

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        Histoire de Napoléon

      Ambroise Dupont. Edition originale, illustrée debindings en demi basane glacée noire. spine lisses ornés de fers rocailles en miroir. titres et tomaisons dorés. Beau jeu de marbrures entre les plats, les tranches et les plats intérieurs. 2 accrocs avec manque le long du mors supérieur du tome I ; un autre manque le long du mors inférieur du tome 2 sur 4cm ; un trou sur le mors supérieur du tome 3. Leger frottement en tête des tomes 1 et 2. Petites piqûres éparses sur un papier demeuré bien blanc. Ambroise Dupont Paris 1827 In-8 (12,5x21,7cm) 453pp. et 480pp. et 490pp. et 539pp. 4 tomes en 4 volumes reliés

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        The Military Sketch-Book. Reminiscences of seventeen years in the service abroad and at home. By an Officer of the Line.

      London: Henry Colburn, 1827. Two volumes, octavo, in polished burgundy half calf with gilt lettering by Bayntun. The Military Sketch-Book is an anonymous collection of anecdotes and rambling tales, mostly related to army life and the Peninsular War. It contains an arresting - if somewhat romanticised - account of the pursuit of Michael Howe and his dark pact with fellow bushranger Jack Whitehead.The final 54-page chapter concerns the Van Diemen's Land bushrangers. The narrative is supposedly provided by an old soldier, transported long ago following the Nore mutiny. The narrator describes the depredations of a gang of bushrangers, and the formation of a heavily armed party sent into the wilderness to find them.After intensive searching, the men crept upon the bushrangers in dense scrub and found 'a pretty, interesting-looking native girl, sat playing with the long and bushy black ringlets of a stout and wicked looking man seated by her: he had pistols in his belt - wore a fustian jacket, a kangaroo-skin cap and waistcoat, with leather gaiters, and dirty velveteen breeches. I saw him plainly as I see any one here; and what do you think? The fellow had two watches in his fob! This turned out, as I learned afterwards, to be Michael Howe, the second in command of the robbers... '.Three of the narrators party were killed in the ensuing gunfight, and Howe and Whitehead swore their vengeance upon Mr. M'Carthy, the leader of the posse. Upon returning to his remote farmhouse, M'Carthy had men of the 46th regiment stationed on the property. When the bushrangers returned for their revenge they were outmanned and outgunned. The narrator recounts shooting a man in the darkness, and shortly afterwards ambushing another of the bushrangers in the act of stripping the corpse - only to find it was Howe himself decapitating Jack Whitehead in accordance with a dark pact between the rogues. He writes 'I was petrified with astonishment; so Howe got off, and left the mutilated trunk in a pool of blood'.Sensational accounts of bushranging such as this example played on the deepest fears of British readers and informed the popular perception of Australia as a wild and lawless outpost. A little foxing.

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        The Red Rover. A Tale

      London: Henry Colburn, 1827. 3 volumes. ix+336 pages; 309 pages; 341 pages. Small octavo (7 1/2" x 4 3/4") bound in full leather with black labels in gilt lettering to spine and blindstamped coat of arms to covers with gilt edge rule. Marbled page ends. (BAL 3838) First English edition. James Fenimore Cooper was born on September 15, 1789 in Burlington, New Jersey, the eleventh of twelve children. When he was one year old, he moved with parents William and Elizabeth to Cooperstown on Ostego Lake in central New York. During Cooper's boyhood, there were few backwoods settlers left and even fewer Indians. However, Cooper's early experiences in this frontier town gave him the background knowledge used in the Pioneers (1923). After boarding school in Albany, Cooper attended Yale College from 1803 - 1805 but was expelled. Apparently his expulsion stemmed from a dangerous prank that involved him blowing up another student's door. There Cooper acquired his lifelong distaste for New Englanders. In 1806, he became a sailor and then a midshipman in the Navy. At twenty, he inherited a fortune from his father and married Susan Augusta De Lancey, the daughter of a wealthy family that had remained Loyalist during the Revolution. Cooper married De Lancey New Years Day, 1811 and for two years he led the life of a country gentleman. When all five of his older brothers died, leaving widows and children behind, Fenimore began searching for work and wealth. In 1820, Cooper's wife bet him that he could write a book better than the one she was reading. What followed was Precaution (1820) a novel of morals and manners that showed the influence of Jane Austen. With a pleasant enough reception, he published The Spy: A Tale of Neutral Ground (1821) the first historical romance about the American Revolution. Then, on its success, Fenimore moved to New York City to pursue writing as a career. While in New York, he founded the Bread and Cheese Club and became the center of a circle that included notable painters of the Hudson River School as well as writers like William Cullen Bryant. In 1823, Cooper published The Pioneers which eventually consisted of five books about Natty Bumppo called The Leatherstocking Tales. With this, he created what can be critically viewed as the first American novel and hero. He also brought up the thematic complexities of natural right versus legal right, order versus change, and wilderness versus civilization which still fill the pages of American writing today. In 1826, at the height of his popularity, he sailed for Europe for what became a seven year stay. He wrote The Prairie (1827) and Notions of the Americans (1828) a defense of the United States against the attacks of European travelers. Under the half-patronizing epithet of "the American Scott" he wrote three historical novels that mimicked the writing of Sir Walter Scott. Returning to the US in 1833, Cooper was so hurt by a review that he penned A Letter to his Countrymen (1834) which was a bitter attack on American provincialism. He also became involved in disputes in Cooperstown where he was attacked by newspapers as a false aristocrat poisoned by European influences. In response, Cooper immersed himself in law suits aimed at gaining damages that would tame the irresponsibility of the press. Cooper established the principle that reviewers must work within the bounds of truth when they deal with an author rather than the book. Even with this scandal at his heels, Cooper continued to write a school primer, The American Democrat (1838) and three more Leatherstocking Tales: The Last of the Mohicans (1826), The Pathfinder (1840), and The Deerslayer (1841). Then came Cooper's obsession with the sea from his previous experience in the Navy. He penned The History of the Navy of the United States of America (1839), The Cruise of Sommers (1844), and The Distinguished American Naval Officers (1846). At the time of his death on September 14, 1851, Cooper was more successful and respected abroad than at home. Out of step with his countrymen, his work was very influential to European writers like Honore de Balzac and Leo Tolstoy. Yet, the weaknesses of Fenimore's fiction are quite well known and wide-spread. Mark Twain tore apart Fenimore's romanticism in Fenimore Coopers Literary Offenses (1895). Clearly, Fenimore's tone was criticized as being reactionary, romantic, and pedagogical in tone. However, Cooper did contribute a great deal to the genre of American fiction. In the grand enterprise, even today, everyone has read books and seen films that are directly and indirectly affected by Cooper's conception of Natty Bumppo and his creation of the American novel.Condition: Some signatures sprung, rubbing to extremities, corners bumped, some scuffing, book plates to front pastedowns. Volume one lacks spine label at volume number, inner hinge cracked. Volume 3 front heal hinge cracked else a good set housed in an acrylic case

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        The WORKS Of THOMAS MOORE, Comprehending All His Melodies, Ballads, Etc. Never Before Published Without the Accompanying Music. [Vols I - IX] The EPICUREAN, A Tale. [Vol X].

      1st Paris edition in English of EPICUREAN (NCBEL III, 266). Paris: Published by A. and W. Galignani, 1823 - 1824 / 1827. 10 volumes. Frontispiece portrait of Moore in Volume I. 12mo. 6-7/8" x 4" General wear, primarily to extremities & edges. Book label of E. B. Martindale. Vol. VIII lacks Gads Hill Sale label. Some foxing. A Very Good set.

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        The Miner's Friend; or, an Engine to Raise Water by Fire, Described. And of the Manner of Fixing it in Mines; with an Account of the Several other Uses it is Applicable unto; and an Answer to the Objections made against it, reprinted.

      London: printed for S. Crouch by W. Clowes, 1827. 2nd Edition. Soft cover. 12mo - over 6¾ - 7¾" tall. 12mo (145x90 mm). [2], 53 [1] pp., including engraved portrait frontispiece and four plates, vignette illustrations to text, imprint to title dated 1827. Original printed yellow wrappers (with imprint dated 1829) contained in purpose made clamshell box, with navy crushed morocco spine. Pages untrimmed. Little browning and light dampstaining to two plates. Fine copy. Complete. ----Dibner 177 (article published in Phil. Trans. Royal Society, 1699). Honeyman sale 2766; Norman 1895 (both for first separate edition). Impossibly rare with no copy recorded at auction in the past 50 years and no copy in the USA according to OCLC/WorldCat. Although the imprint is dated 1829 on the wrapper, there is no copy known with an earlier imprint date for the wrapper (thus may be a typo). The FIRST REPRINT of Savery's description of his steam pump which, 'though not a steam engine in the modem sense of the word, embodied the first practical application of the force of steam to mechanical purposes' (DNB). His device, patented in 1698 and demonstrated before the Royal Society in 1699, 'was a condensing type engine in which the steam was caused to condense within a receiver, thereby creating a vacuum and raising water to be pumped up within connected pipes' (Dibner). While designed specifically to pump water from deep mine-shafts (as shown in Sturt's plate), Savery's invention, with some modifications by Thomas Newcomen, was found adaptable to supplying water to tall buildings and produce mechanical power by raising water to turn waterwheels. In 1712 the first working device was installed in the Warwichshire coal mines, allowing deeper shafts to be worked. Very Good.

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        Nouvelle-Hollande; Port Jackson: Famille De Sauvages En Voyage.

      Paris: Circa, 1827. Handcoloured stipple engraving by Boisseau, 235 x 320mm. (plate size). A hand coloured aquatint of the aborigines at Port Jackson illustrated in Louis Claude de Freycinet's, Voyage autour du monde. The Uranie sailed from Toulon and visited Western Australia, New South Wales and a number of Pacific Islands over the years spanning 1817-1820. Gently browned, a few light spots, very good overall.

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        Two Years in New South Wales; A Series of Letters...

      London: Henry Colburn, 1827. Two volumes, duodecimo; nineteenth-century polished calf, spine gilt with black morocco labels, bookplates of William Henry Cox in both volumes. First edition: a lively and engaging description of New South Wales in the 1820s by Peter Cunningham, a naval surgeon who served on five voyages to Australia aboard convict transports before settling in the upper Hunter Valley.Of Scottish descent, Cunningham (1789-1864) joined the navy during the war with Napoleon and served in Spanish and North American waters. In 1819 he took the first of five commissions as surgeon-superintendent aboard the convict transport Recovery and enjoyed a good reputation for the slight loss of life under his care. Cunningham's last such voyage was in 1828, and it would appear that he arranged publication of the present work in London immediately prior.Comprising a series of letters to friends in Britain, Cunningham's account is a valuable contribution to the social history of the colony. It includes detailed and unguarded descriptions of peculiarly Australian social customs, with some observations on the vocabulary and accent of those born in the colony. A long letter of 40 pages treats Aboriginal life and customs. The letters are eminently readable and engaging, penned in an easy style; they enjoyed a wide popular appeal, with three English editions by 1828 and three in German by 1832.Given the author's considerable experience as a surgeon-superintendent serving on transports, the two sections devoted to the care and management of convicts on the Australian voyage are of special interest. In total, 66 pages are specifically devoted to the subject; with treatment of diet, morale, discipline, clothing, hygiene, exercises, games to alleviate boredom and relations between felons and the marines set to guard them. Occasional slight foxing, a very good set.

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        [pocket map] Indiana, Ohio, Illinois and Part of the Michigan Territory

      Finley, 1827 Pocket map bound in brown leather with bright gilt titles. Map is quite sharp with excellent color. There are two small fox spots in Lake Michigan, one each in Ohio, Michigan and Kentucky. Also a 1/16" split on ne of the inner folds. Census data from the latest census, 1820.Map is 20 1/2 by 16 7/8.

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        Catalogus novus stellarum duplicium et multiplicium maxima ex parte in specula Universitatis Caesareae Dorpatensis per magnum telescopium achromaticum Fraunhoferi detectarum.

      Dorpat: Schuenemann, 1827. 1st Edition. Hardcover. Folio - over 12 - 15" tall. Folio (34x21cm), half title, title, [4], lii, 88 pp., errata slip, 2 (1 folding) engraved plates; plates slightly foxed, text bright and clean. Original papercard board with paper label on cover. Cover slightly soiled. Ex Royal Society of Edinburgh.Poggendorff II, 1037; Honeyman 2931; DSB XIII, 112; not in Houzeau-L. - Rare first edition. Contains Struve's observations on double stars made with the 23 cm Fraunhofer refractor at Dorpat Observatory. Near Fine.

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        Autograph letter signed to Bory de Saint-Vincent.

      Paris, Rue St Roch, 5: 2 March, 1827. Two-page autograph letter, on a single sheet of laid paper, folded to letter size 200 x 162 mm., neat autograph manuscript on two pages, the third blank and the fourth an address panel; remnants of seal, postal stamp also dated 2 March 1827. An intriguing letter from Louis de Freycinet, apparently warm but perhaps a little evasive, to his former shipmate on the Baudin voyage and the author of the only other first-hand narrative account of the voyage, Bory de Saint-Vincent.Bory had evidently written to Freycinet requesting to swap some of his own books for a copy of one of Freycinet's voyage publications (Freycinet here simply refers to "mon voyage", and the 1827 date does not confirm whether this means the second edition of the Baudin voyage or the early parts of the Freycinet voyage: both accounts date from 1824). Freycinet is mortified that he cannot spare Bory a copy: he only has his own working copy, and even that is incomplete, as he has had to give up a number of leaves to complete a friend's copy. As to getting hold of another copy, Bory should know how difficult it is to part a publisher from their profits.Although the relationship of the two men was evidently friendly, there is a reticence in Freycinet's letter that may be explained by an uneasiness that likely still existed between those who, like Bory, had quit the Baudin voyage and those who saw it through to the end, like Freycinet. The tone is friendly but cautious, displaying some of the circumlocution common in Freycinet's relations with more remote colleagues. Nonetheless Freycinet shows that he follows Bory's work, and particularly comments that he will read his articles on the "sea and mountains" with great pleasure and interest - presumably these are the forthcoming articles that Bory offered to exchange. Freycinet is sorry not to have seen Bory at all this year, but he has had a lot on his plate.Perhaps some of Freycinet's hesitation may be explained by Bory de Saint-Vincent's address: at the time of writing he was evidently to be found in the debtors' prison at Saint-Pelagie in the fifth arrondissement of Paris. Bory's life went through numerous ups and downs. As a side note, Freycinet gives his own address as Rue Neuve Saint Roch number 5.

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        Personal Narrative of a Journey from India to England

      

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        Mémoire sur la théorie mathématique des phénomènes électrodynamiques...

      Paris: Firmin Didot, 1827. 1st Edition. Soft cover. 4to - over 9¾ - 12" tall. Mémoire sur la théorie mathématique des phénomènes électrodynamiques, uniquement déduite de l'expérience, dans lequel se trouvent réunis les Mémoires que M. Ampère a communiqués à l'Académie royale des sciences, dans les séances des 4 et 26 décembre 1820, 10 juin 1822, 22 décembre 1823, 12 septembre et 23 novembre 1825. In: Mémoires de l'Académie des Sciences de l'Institut de France, Tome 6, pp. 175-388. Paris: Firmin Didot, 1827. Large 4to, 3 p.l., clxxvi, [3], 612 pp, 2 folding engr. plates. Original printed wrappers (frayed, cracked at spine, upper and lower wrapper detached, lower wrapper chipped with loss of two letters of headline adverts text) in modern cloth box. Pages untrimmed, text clean an virtually unspotted. Provenance: Harrison D. Horblit (book label). Ex Bibliotheca Mechanica. A good copy. ----Norman 50; Honeyman sale 135; DSB I, p.145. FIRST EDITION. "AMPERE'S GREATEST WORK" (DSB). "Having established a noumenal foundation for electrodynamic phenomena, Ampère's next steps were to discover the relationships between the phenomena and to devise a theory from which these relationships could be mathematically deduced. This double task was undertaken in the years 1821-1825, and his success was reported in his greatest work, the Mémoire sur la théorie mathématique des phénomènes électrodynamiques, uniquement déduite de l'expérience (1827). In this work, the PRINCIPIA OF ELECTRODYNAMICS, Ampère first described the laws of action of electric currents, which he had discovered from four extremely ingenious experiments. The measurement of electrodynamic forces was very difficult, although it could be done, as J.-B. Riot and Felix Savart had shown in their formulation of the Biot-Savart law. Ampère realized, however, that much greater accuracy could be achieved if the experiments could be null experiments, in which the forces involved were in equilibrium." (DSB I p. 145). "This volume was not published until 1827." (Honeyman, 135). - Also present in this volume of the Mémoire is an important work by NAVIER "Mémoire sur les lois du mouvement des fluids." (Roberts & Trent, p. 2). This classic paper on fluid mechanics, contains his calculations about fluid flow and gives his equations for motion of a viscous fluid. Also discovered by Stokes, these calculations are known today as the Navier-Stokes Equations. Navier analyzed the motion of a fluid in much the same fashion as Euler, but considered in addition a hypothetical attraction or repulsion between adjacent molecules. - "Poisson's "Mémoire sur la théorie du magnétisme en mouvement" concerns attractive force and formulates new equations for the solution of problems therein. This work influenced the researches of Green (1828) and Gauss (1829). Also in this volume is his "Mémoire sur le calcul numerique des integrals définies" in which he sets out to improve the method of quadratures ... "The following memoirs are also of interest: Legendre's "Recherches sur quelques objets d'analyse indéterminée et particulièrement sur le théoreme de Fermat"; 'Laplace's "Mémoires sur le développement de l'anomalie vraie et du rayon vecteur elliptique, en séries ordonnées suivant les puissances de l'excentricité;" as well as Cauchy's "Mémoire sur les développements des fonctions en séries périodiques"... "The second part of the volume contains a history of the Academy with Fourier's elegy for William Herschel and Cuvier's for Duhamel." (Roberts &Trent, Bibliotheca Mechanica, p. 2). Fine.

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        La méthode ovalaire, ou nouvelle méthode pour amputer dans les articulations.

      Paris, Delaunay, 1827. ____ Seule édition de cet ouvrage rare de chirurgie. La méthode ovalaire consiste à arriver, par un triangle, à une ellipse dont le petit foyer se trouve près de l'articulation. Illustré de 11 très belles planches hors-texte en lithographie, dont 10 dépliantes, par Dupuis et Tavernier, en partie d'après les dessins de Moreau, élève de David et chirurgien aide-major. Robert Joseph Henri Scoutetten, né à Lille en 1799, participa aux campagnes militaires de Kabylie et de Crimée; il dirigea l'hôpital militaire de Metz. L'ouvrage est dédié à ses maîtres Lisfranc et Willaumé. Quelques rousseurs à 5 planches. Bon exemplaire. ***** Only edition of this rare surgical work. Illustrated by 11 large lithographic plates. In-folio. [304 x 223 mm] Collation : (6), 49 pp., 11 planches hors-texte. Demi-basane brune, dos orné, tranches jaunes. (Reliure de l'époque.).

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        Museum Anatomicum Acadamiae Lugduno-Batavae

      Leiden: S. & J. Luchtmans, 1827. 1st Edition. Hardcover. Folio - over 12 - 15" tall. Museum Anatomicum Acadamiae Lugduno-Batavae. Leiden: S. & J. Luchtmans, 1827 and 1835, large folio (511x355 mm). Vol. 3 and 4 (of 4), half-titles, 70 engraved plates, institutional blindstamp on titles, contemporary calf, covers detached on vol. 3 (boards and spine worn), vol. 4 rebacked with moroccco spine, red and green morocco labels (boards scratched, extremities worn). Internally clean with only very minor spotting and no dampstaining, plates bright and unstamped.Choulant, p.141; Blake, p.400. - FIRST EDITION, very rare. Two continuation volumes by Gerard Sandifort that complete the work of his father Eduard Sandifort published in two volumes in 1793. The second catalogue of the anatomical collection of the university of Leyden, with very fine plates on large, heavy paper. The third volume is without plates and contains the additions from the collections of Brugmans, professor of natural sciences in Leyden. The fourth volume contains seventy copperplates showing various bone diseases. Very Good.

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        Narrative of a Survey of the Intertropical and Western Coasts of Australia. Performed between the years 1818 and 1822...

      London: John Murray, 1827. Two volumes, octavo, with nine aquatint views, large folding map backed with linen (as common), smaller engraved chart and three engraved natural history plates (one folding); a fine set in modern period-style half calf by Aquarius, spines gilt with morocco labels. First edition of this great book, recounting the Australian coastal voyages of the Mermaid and the Bathurst.Admiral Phillip Parker King (1791-1856), Australian-born son of the third governor Philip Gidley King, became the British navy's leading hydrographer. His Australian coastal voyages, together with Oxley's expeditions inland, represented the great expansionary undertakings of the Macquarie era. King charted the greater part of the west, north and north-east coasts and also carried out important surveys in the area of the Barrier Reef. His hydrographical work is still the basis of many of the modern charts for the areas he surveyed.From 1815 or so, British interest in the largely uncharted northern and north-western coast of Australia had increased, partly out of concern at the territorial ambitions of other nations, especially the Dutch and the French. Much in the same way that Flinders was commissioned due to English concerns over the Baudin expedition, King was given his command because of anxiety about the planned Freycinet voyage. As a direct result, King was sent from England in 1817, with Admiralty instructions to complete the survey of Australia and finish the charting begun by Flinders and Baudin. By 1824-25 he had issued a series of eight large charts showing the northern coasts, to be followed with this complete printed journal of his expedition. The engraved views were taken from King's own sketches.The work also includes significant natural history essays, including work by John Edward Gray, William Sharp Macleay and William Henry Fitton, three senior British scientists. Easily the most interesting section, however, is the long essay by Allan Cunningham, 'A Few General Remarks on the Vegetation of certain coasts of Terra Australis... '. Cunningham had sailed with King, and so this section has the added interest of eyewitness reportage, as well as comparisons between the botany of east and west coasts. Cunningham's report is supplemented by notes from Robert Brown, and the whole section concludes with three natural history plates.This is the regular 1827 issue: a few copies survive with an 1826 date on the title-pages, without any other points of difference (the 1826 issue appears to be a presentation issue of some kind, as is attested by the fact that where seen they are often accompanied by some sort of manuscript dedication).

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        Malaria: An Essay on the Production and Propagation of this Poison, and on the Nature and Localities of the Places by which it is produced : with an enumeration of the diseases caused by it, and of the means of preventing or diminishing them, both at home and in the naval and military service.

      London: Longman, Rees, Orme, Brown, and Green, 1827. 1st Edition. Hardcover. 8vo - over 7¾ - 9¾" tall. 8vo (216 x 132 mm). iv, [2], [1]-480 pp. Errata leaf. Later half calf over cloth, spine with gilt morocco label (rubbing to spine and boards, corners bumped). Internally clean, very little spotting in places. Provenance: Oxford, Bodleian library (armorial bookplate signed " "E. BIBL. RADCL." to front pastedown and deaccession stamp); The library of Hugh Selbourne. ----Wellcome IV, p.7. - FIRST EDITION. John MacCulloch (1773-1835) was a Scottish surgeon and geologist, president of the Geological Society from 1816 to 1818, and fellow of the Royal Society. "MacCulloch inquiring mind and interest in medicine lasted throughout his life. His principal piece of medical research on malaria gained him great credit ... and it is still a valuable contribution the the history of tropical medicine. This and his work on remittent and intermittent fevers, a reviewer commented, 'brought together such an amount of curious and instructive information as has rarely been collected on any one medical subject'. The work is presented as the study of the natural history of a disease and he stresses the significance of the environment in the spread of malaria, a term first used by MacCulloch." (C. J. Duffin et al., A history of geology and medicine, Geol. Soc. London, 2013, p.406). Near Fine.

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        De mutationibus quas subit infans... Frider. Iacobis/ Adamus Gessner. Erlangae. 1797. De lactatione infantum. Guilielmus Harcke. Brunovicensis. De vomitu nuper natis parvulisque salubri. Ioannes Gottlieb Mentzel. Erlangae De ophtalmia neotarum. Joanne Friederico Ziegler. Giessae 1828. De atrophiae infantum causis. Gergius Fridericus Kirchner. Erlangae. Brevem epidamiae variolosae. Gothfried Christianus Reich. Erlangae. 1791. De crista lactea. Geo. Ernest Aug. Droste. Gottingae 1817. De convulsionibus infantum. Maxentius Josephus Gutberlet. Wirceburgi De noxa fasciarum infantum. Iustus Henricus Wigand. Erlangae 1793. De secunda dentitiones seu de dentibus permanentibus. Joan. Frac. Gallette. Moguntiae 1827

      Meeting rare platelet medicines whose most relevant to children: From mutationibus quas undergoes infans ... Frider. Iacobis / Adamus Gessner. Erlangae. 1797. Lactatione De infantum. Guilielmus Harcke. Brunovicensis. Of vomitu Nuper natis parvulisque Salubri. Ioannes Gottlieb Mentzel. From Erlangae ophtalmia neotarum. Joanne Friederico Ziegler. Giessae 1828. Atrophiae From causis infantum. Gergius Fridericus Kirchner. Erlangae. Brevem epidamiae variolosae. Gothfried Christianus Reich. Erlangae. 1791. Crista From lactea. Geo. Ernest Aug. Droste. Gottingae 1817. Convulsionibus De infantum. Maxentius Josephus Gutberlet. From Wirceburgi noxa fasciarum infantum. Justus Henricus Wigand. Erlangae 1793. Secunda From dentitiones seu dentibus permanentibus. Joan. Frac. Gallette. Moguntiae 1827. Bradel Cardboard in black, blue title label. Lack of paper tail headdress. Friction. The authors are physicians or surgeons German or French, all edits are German. Essays deal with important and rare autograph dedication of the authors such as teething, smallpox, seizures or infant formula. --- Please note that the translation in english is done automatically, we apologize if the formulas are inaccurate. Contact us for any information! Divers Erlangae (Erlangen), Giessae (Hesse), Wirceburgi (Wûrzburg)? 1795, 1828 in-12 (17,8x10cm) 34pp., 39pp., 40pp. 48pp., 30pp., 28pp., 45pp., 48pp., 30pp., 16pp. dix opuscules en un volume relié

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        Voyage autour du monde. Hydrographie Atlas.

      Paris: Arthus Bertrand, 1827. Folio, with 49 maps (18 folding) and four plates of boats, crisp tall impressions; an excellent copy in old quarter calf over papered boards, spine banded with red morocco label. The complete hydrographical atlas from the Duperrey voyage, published as part of one of the immense French grands voyages series. As with most of these publications, the various components could also be bought separately, sometimes even being produced by different publishers. In fact full publication of the Duperrey voyage was never completed.Duperrey's voyage gathered 'vast quantities of ethnographic and scientific data' (Hill), and included two visits to the Australian mainland. His hydrographic work tended, as Dunmore comments, 'towards perfecting existing maps rather than preparing charts of unknown areas'. As a result, the beautiful maps clearly display their debt to the earlier explorers, and include the discoveries and vessel tracks of luminaries such as Cook, Bougainville, La Pérouse, Bligh and Flinders. The details of the harbours at the Brisbane River and Macquarie Harbour in Nouvelle Hollande are attributed in the cartouche to Oxley and Evans respectively. Bindings a little rubbed, very slightly browned along top edges not affecting images, title-page a little creased.

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        Ostéographie de la baleine échouée a l'est du port d'Ostende, le 4 novembre 1827; précédée d'une notice sur la découverte et la dissection de ce Cétacée.Brussels, Laurent Frères, 1828. 8vo. With 13 folding lithographed plates depicting bones of the whale, all after Bossuet and lithographed by Jobard. Modern black half calf, gold-tooled spine.

      - Allen 709; Nissen, ZBI 1162. First edition of a monograph on the dead whale that drifted ashore in the port of Ostend, Belgium, on the 4th of November 1827. The huge whale, probably a humpback whale, was skinned, dissected, and the separate bones were studied by J. Dubar, a surgeon living in Ostend. After a general account of the dissection, a detailed osteological description of the large bones of the whale is given, illustrated by 13 detailed folding lithographed plates. The whale's bones were exhibited in a specially designed pavilion, where even the Dutch king Willem Frederik van Oranje-Nassau came to pay a visit. Later the bones were exhibited in, among others, Brussels, Rotterdam, Paris, London, Berlin and Vienna, and they are now on permanent display at the Zoological Museum in St. Petersburg. Some plates slightly foxed, otherwise in very good condition.

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        O ubostwie i ubogich.

      8vo. Original [?] plain wrappers; pp. [4], iii, 150, [2, blank]; apart from light toning, and the final blank partly stuck to rear wrapper, a fine copy in its original state. Rare first edition of an early Skarbek title on political economy, based on the Polish experience, his On Misery and the Poor, dedicated to Zofia Zamoyska (1780-1837), member of the Polish high nobility, hailed at the Congress of Vienna as the most outstanding beauty. 'The conception of the moral unification and solidarity of all social states was ... developed and popularized on a European scale by Fryderyk Skarbek, writer, activist, and educator, who today is too little remembered. In his book On the Misery and the Poor (O ubóstwie i ubogich), edited in 1827, speaking about duties of the privileged he applied a theory of social models which he later developed in his essay in French entitled Essai de Morale Civique (1860), touching upon the so-called active people' (Zygmunt Komorowski, Universal Values in Polish Culture, online). Skarbek was befriended by and godfather to the composer Frédéric Chopin (1810-49), who had been born on the Skarbek estate in ?elazowa Wola. As well as stage plays, Skarbek wrote on social issues, fiction, satires, worked on prison reform in Britain, Holland and Russia, and is responsible for the design of the infamous Pawiak prison in Warsaw. Count Fryderyk Skarbek (1792-1866) studied in Warsaw and Paris, where he obtained private tuition in economics from Saint-Aubin and Piotr Maleszewski. 'In 1818 he was called to the chair of political economy at the University of Warsaw, where he taught with great success until the closing of the institution by the Russian authorities after the collapse of the Polish insurrection in 1831 ... His literary legacy includes besides several works on economics, which established his reputation as the foremost Polish economist of his period, a number of studies in the field of history, criminology, statistics and general social reform. While Skarbek regarded himself as a follower and interpreter of the classical school of economics, he departed from its teachings in a number of significant respects. Even in his early writings he drew a sharp distinction between theoretical economics, which has for its purpose the discovery of universal principles on the nature and source of the wealth of nations, and applied economics, in which the general principles shoud be modified in accordance with the geographical location, degree of economic development and other peculiarities of the respective nations' (Encyclopedia of the Social Sciences).

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        Maximes et Réflexions Morales du Duc de La Rochefoucauld

      Paris: Didot, Henri, 1827. 96pp. This is the first volume to be printed with Didot's 2 1/2 point microscopic type, which was the smallest produced to that date and is noted for its beauty and clarity. Bound in contemporary polished brown morocco with gilt-tooled decoration on both covers and an elegant gilt-titled and decorated spine; gilt-tooled turn-ins. A.e.g. This very famous miniature is in very fine condition. (Spielmann 291-A; Bondy, p. 91). (2 5/8 by 1 3/4; 67x44mm).

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        Report from the Secretary of the Treasury ... in relation to grants of land made to French emigrants, to encourage the cultivation of the vine and olive.

      Washington: Duff Green,, 1827. 20th Congress, 1st Session. Octavo (220 x 140 mm). Lacking the original wrappers, exposed stab-stitched binding, titles to title page in black. Library release stamps to pp. 9 and 33. Some loss to outer corner of title page, strong creases to top edge of pp. 25-32 and tear to p. 25, foxing and creasing throughout, pp. 51-52 slightly detached from binding and with a few nicks, a good copy. An important historical document regarding viticulture practices and the early wine industry in America. It concerns the progress of Alabama's Vine and Olive Colony, named thus after the land agreement made between the US Congress and refugee settlers in 1817 (some, but certainly not all, of whom were French). Attracted by the prospect of establishing a domestic winemaking industry to combat their reliance on imported European wines, Congress granted 92,000 acres of land to the settlers, with the proviso that the land be eventually used for cultivating grapes and olives. Efforts to grow them, however, were ultimately unsuccessful; the soil and weather conditions were unsuited to either crop, and the settlers were both inexperienced and plagued with disease. In 1827 a petition was made by the remaining refugees asking for the terms of the original agreement to be relaxed - thus prompting this congressional report. Frederick Ravesies, representing the community, argued that "Your Excellency is well aware how many years, nay centuries, Europe has required to obtain this experience and perfection. We can assert that, from our own experience, seven years is not sufficient to enable us to cultivate the vine successfully in an old country, and much more so in a wilderness" (p. 7). In the end, the majority of the settlement disbanded and the tracts were sold to land agents for other purposes. The report contains a progress review, a detailed log of the condition of each section of land, and a list of shareholder names.

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        Report from the Secretary of the Treasury . in relation to grants of land made to French emigrants, to encourage the cultivation of the vine and olive. 20th Congress, 1st Session.

      Washington: Duff Green, 1827 - Octavo (220 x 140 mm). Lacking the original wrappers, exposed stab-stitched binding, titles to title page in black. Library release stamps to pp. 9 and 33. Some loss to outer corner of title page, strong creases to top edge of pp. 25-32 and tear to p. 25, foxing and creasing throughout, pp. 51-52 slightly detached from binding and with a few nicks, a good copy. An important historical document regarding viticulture practices and the early wine industry in America. It concerns the progress of Alabama's Vine and Olive Colony, named thus after the land agreement made between the US Congress and refugee settlers in 1817 (some, but certainly not all, of whom were French). Attracted by the prospect of establishing a domestic winemaking industry to combat their reliance on imported European wines, Congress granted 92,000 acres of land to the settlers, with the proviso that the land be eventually used for cultivating grapes and olives. Efforts to grow them, however, were ultimately unsuccessful; the soil and weather conditions were unsuited to either crop, and the settlers were both inexperienced and plagued with disease. In 1827 a petition was made by the remaining refugees asking for the terms of the original agreement to be relaxed - thus prompting this congressional report. Frederick Ravesies, representing the community, argued that "Your Excellency is well aware how many years, nay centuries, Europe has required to obtain this experience and perfection. We can assert that, from our own experience, seven years is not sufficient to enable us to cultivate the vine successfully in an old country, and much more so in a wilderness" (p. 7). In the end, the majority of the settlement disbanded and the tracts were sold to land agents for other purposes. The report contains a progress review, a detailed log of the condition of each section of land, and a list of shareholder names.

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        Eloquence of the United States in Five Volumes

      Middleton, Conn: E & H Clark, 1827. First Edition. Hardcover. Good. 8vo. 5 volumes: Volume 1: viii, 507pp; Volume 2: 516 pages; Volume 3: 524 pages; Volume 4 508pp; Volume 5: 528 pages. Original publisher tan paper covered boards with paper title labels on brown cloth spines. Newer front and rear end sheets added for each volume. Shelf and light edge wear to boards. Light spotting to cloth spines. Light to moderate scattered foxing to contents. Foredges untrimmed. Dates for each volume hand written on title labels. Volume 1 covers speeches from 1787 to 1797; volume 2 from 1798 to 1811; volume 3 from 1813 to 1824; volume 4 from 1804 to 1827; and volume 5 1772 to 1826. Contents of each volume are listed in front. There is no index or illustrations. Period signature of James K Brice located on three of the five title pages and on the first speech page of volume 2.

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        Valentine Verses; or, Lines of truth, Love and Virtue

      E. Shalders, Ipswich 1827 - Inscribed by the author on the front blank plus an additional signed presentation on the half-title. 1827, first edition. xv, 262 pp., errata tipped-in. Lithograph frontis, 101 plates (one folding), 2 engraved portraits. Hardcover, tall 8vo., in 1/2 brown leather with gilt and leather title label, raised bands. Light foxing to the contents; occasional faint offsetting from plates. Leather scuffed at xcorners and hinges; sound binding. RARE. Digital images available upon request. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

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        Definitions in Political Economy, Preceded by An Inquiry into the Rules Which Ought to Guide Political Economists in the Definition and Use of Their Terms; With Remarks on the Deviation from these Rules in their Writings

      London: John Murray, 1827. First Edition. Hardcover. Very Good. First edition, first printing. Finely bound in brown leather with raised bands and gilt stamping. Contents lightly toned, light restoration to several pages evident. Title page and text of last chapter show light evidence of erased pencil markings. Previous owner name on half title page. An important and early work on economic methodology.

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        Tables of Latitudes, Longitudes by Chronometer, of Places in the Atlantic and Indian Oceans; principally on the west and east coast of Africa, the coasts of Arabia, Madagascar . from observations of H.M.S. Leven and Barracouta in . 1820 to 1826 . to which is prefixed, An Essay on the Management and Use of Chronometers, by Richard Owen.

      - London, for the Hydrographical Office 1827. Quarto original blue wrappers, the front titled by hand, a more recent cloth spine; [2],36,16pp,36pp of tables,8pp of errata; the errata on paper that has browned. An excellent copy with the early stamp of the Hydrographical Office and more recent Ingleton bookplate. Some annotations, many but not all transposing the errata into the text, in an early hand. Rare and something of a landmark in navigation and the history of cartography. Owen's charts of the African and Arabian coasts were not only the most accurate to date, forming the basis of subsequent charts for generations, they were in some cases the first proper charts. The table here is to accompany the charts and to furnish "a ready means of rating chronometers on a voyage" using the rules and methods supplied here. The preliminary essay on the use of chronometers is, the author believes, the first to sufficiently lay out rules for their management and use for seamen.

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        (Hrsg.). Johann Adolfi\'s, genannt Neocorus, Chronik des Landes Dithmarschen. Aus der Urschrift herausgegeben 2 Bde. Kiel, gedruckt in der Universitätsbuchhandl., 1827. XXXII, 670 S., 1 Bl.; 2 Bll., 618 S. Mit 1 altkolor. Kupferstichkarte, 1 Wappentafel, 1 mehrf. gefalt. Tafel und 1 Holzschnitt-Portrait. Marmor. Pp.-Bde. d. Zt mit goldgepräg. RSchild.

       1827 Erste Ausgabe.- Der Historiker und Staatsmann Friedrich Christoph Dahlmann war ab 1812 Dozent an der Kieler Christian-Albrechts-Universität.

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        Goethe´s Werke. Vollständige Ausgabe letzter Hand. Band 1 bis 40, ein Supplement (Heinrich Döhring: Goethe´s Leben) und Band 41 bis 55: Nachgelassene Werke. [insgesamt 56 Bücher]

      Stuttgart, Tübingen; Cotta, 1827 bis 1833. Erstauflage dieser Ausgabe [Wilpert-Gühring 141, aber ohne die später erschienen Bände 56 bis 60] je Band ca. 200 bis 400 S. Kleinoktav. Hardcover/Pappeinband (braun-marmorierte Pappbände der Zeit mit Goldprägung. Tönung teils unterschiedlich, Band 41 bis 55 in anderem Farbton) Die ersten 40 Bände jeweils mit Frontispiz. Grüner Schnitt. Einbände überwiegend deutlich bestoßen mit Läsuren (z.B. kleine Fehlstellen oder Rücken angeplatzt). Etwas unterschiedlich ausgebleicht. Besitzvermerke. Papier teilweise leicht stockfleckig und leicht gewellt. In ca. 5 Bänden sehr vereinzelt dezente Anstreichungen mit Bleistift. Guter Gesamtzustand Versandkostenfreie Lieferung werkausgabenliste

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        X Blätter Katzengruppen von Gottfried Mind nebst kurzer Nachricht von dessen Leben.

      Leipzig, Gerhard Fleischer, (1827). 8 Seiten., Mit 10 lithographischen Tafeln., quer 4°. OBroschur., Der Einband berieben und mit Resten eines Aufklebers auf dem Buchrücken, handschriftliche Zahl auf Vorderdeckel, das Papier teils stärker stockfleckig und gilb, sonst gutes Exemplar des seltenen Buches. Versand D: 5,00 EUR Katzen-Raphael,Katzen-Raffael,Kunst

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        Collection des divers costumes composant les quadrilles du bal masque donne a Munic de 15. fev. 1827.

      München 1827 - 33 x 25 cm. Original marmorierter Pappband der Zeit. Ecken und Kanten bestoßen, leicht berieben. Mit 14 altkolorierten Original Lithographien und einem lithographischen Titelblatt. Die Blätter in leuchtenden Kolorit, zeigen jeweils zwei Kostüme aus Sir Walter Scott,s Ivanhoe (6 Blatt), ferner jeweils ein Paar ungarischer, italienischer, arabischer griechischer, albanischer und polnischer Tracht. Die beiden letzten Tafeln zeigen den römischen Karnival mit jeweils 25 verschiedenen Kostümen. Von alter Hand in schöner Schrift stehen im Unterrand die abgebildeten Personen, wie z.B.; Herzogin Therese, Herzog August Leuchtenberg usw. -- Sechs Blatt außerhalb der Darstellung etwas stockfleckig, sowie mit schmalen, brauner Klebeband - Rückseitig (waren wohl einmal eingerahmt). Alle Blätter mit Seidenschürzchen. Lit.: Lipperheide Sbc. 24; Lentner 158. -- Sehr Selten. 1.100 gr. Original marmorierter Pappband der Zeit. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Essai sur la construction des Routes et des Voitures, augmenté d'une notice sur le système Mac-Adam

      XLIV, 477 pp., 7 pl. depl. (4 Paris, Anselin et Pochard, 1827, in-8, XLIV, 477 pp, 7 pl. depl. (4 tableaux dépl. et 5 planches gravées), demi-veau havane, dos lisse orné (rel. de l'époque), Première édition de cet ouvrage « utile aux propriétaires de campagne, aux maires des communes rurales, aux membres des Conseils Généraux et d'arrondissements, aux préfets et sous-préfets, aux entrepreneurs de roulage et de messagerie, aux carrossiers, charrons et autres artistes » et consacré aux routes et à leurs défauts, aux moyens de les conserver et de les paver, à la théorie des roues, aux largeurs des jantes et à la nécessité de délimiter les changements, ainsi qu'aux voitures publiques. Une notice sur le procédé d'asphaltage des routes, selon le système de MacAdam complète l'ouvrage. Richard Lovell Edgeworth (1744-1817), écrivain et inventeur britannique, se proposait dans cet ouvrage de perfectionner les voies publiques en France et de développer le système de transports. Accidents à la reliure. Belles planches en fin d'ouvrage.

      [Bookseller: Librairie Alain Brieux]
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        Goethe\'s Werke - Vollständige Ausgabe letzter Hand - Bände 1 - 55 Mit Inhalts- und Namensverzeichnis (1 Buch)

      Suttgart, Gotta\'schen Buchhandlung, 1827, 1833. 55 Bände; jeweils 2 Bände in einem Buch, letzte drei Bände in einem BuchBände 1-55, 2 Bände jeweils in einem Buch, Band 53-55 in einem Buch; Bücher mit altersbedingten Gebrauchsspuren, Ecken, Kanten und Buchdeckel teilweise stark berieben und bestoßen, bei Buch 1 Falz an einer Seite vom Buchblock gelöst, bei Buch 9 Buchdeckel eingerissen, einige der Bücher mit Lesebändchen, Frakturschrift, marmorierter Schnitt, bei jedem Buch auf Buchrücken Aufkleber mit Hinweisen, welche Bände in dem Buch, bei jedem Band Frontspiz und Inhaltsverzeichnis, Seiten altersbedingt teilweise stark fleckig, besonders Vorsatz, Schmutztitel und Titel sehr fleckig, alle Bücher mit Ilustrationen, Buchrücken altersbedingt oft mit Knick; zusätzlich zu Bänden \"Inhalts- und Namen- und Verzeichnisse über sämmtliche Goethe\'sche Werke nach der Ausgabe letzer Hand und dem Nachlasse, verfertigt von Carl Theodor Musculus unter Mitwirkung des Hofraths und Bibliothekars Dr. Riemer! (1 Buch) - dieses Buch (von 1835) gut erhalten, altersbedingt teilweise stark fleckig (besonders Titelblatt), auf Buchdeckel innen handschriftlicher Hinweis des Vorbesitzers über Erhalt des Buches eingeklebt Q80 Versand D: 4,90 EUR

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        Hrsg.). Johann Adolfi's, genannt Neocorus, Chronik des Landes Dithmarschen. Aus der Urschrift herausgegeben 2 Bde. Kiel, gedruckt in der Universitätsbuchhandl., 1827. XXXII, 670 S., 1 Bl.; 2 Bll., 618 S. Mit 1 altkolor. Kupferstichkarte, 1 Wappentafel, 1 mehrf. gefalt. Tafel und 1 Holzschnitt-Portrait. Marmor. Pp.-Bde. d. Zt mit goldgepräg. RSchild.

      1827 - Erste Ausgabe.- Der Historiker und Staatsmann Friedrich Christoph Dahlmann war ab 1812 Dozent an der Kieler Christian-Albrechts-Universität. Gewicht in Gramm: 500 [Attributes: First Edition]

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