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        Lettres historiques adressées à Sa Grandeur Monseigneur le Comte de Peyronnet, Garde des Sceaux, Ministre de la Justice.

      PONTHIEU et Cie. 2nde édition. 1827. In-12 Carré. Relié demi-cuir. Etat d'usage. Couv. convenable. Dos satisfaisant. Quelques rousseurs. 3 parties en 1 seul volume. 171 + 67 + 36 pages. Tranches marbrées rouges. Roulettes dorées sur le demi-veau marron. Dos passé. Suivi de "Du Sacrilège et des Jésuites" par Isidore Lebrun (1825) et de "Lettres à Monsieur Le Comte de Montlosier sur les Citramontains, par Daniel Le Fort (1826)

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        Oenologie française, ou statistique de tous les vignobles et de toutes les boissons vineuses et spiritueuses de la France, suivie de considérations générales sur la culture de la vigne (---). Paris. Madame Huzard. 1827.

      1 volume in-8° broché sous couverture d'attente, 436 p. + 6 tableaux dépliants. Très bon état. ÉDITION ORIGINALE RARE.

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        A discourse on the Poor Laws of England and Scotland, on the state of the poor of Ireland, and on emigration.

      London: James Ridgway. 1827. 8vo., vi + 127 + (1)pp., wanting the half-title, early 19th century half calf over marbled boards, neatly rebacked and lettered, with the armorial bookplate of Ferguson of Raith> on front pastedown. A very good copy. First edition: uncommon. Goldsmiths 25374. Williams II, p.236. Not in Kress. An interesting and substantial essay in the operation of the old Poor Laws. While generally the author considers the Poor Laws to be better than indiscriminate giving, he is highly critical of emigration policy as a tool in the poverty puzzle. 'Of all the hopeless schemes that have ever been suggested, of all the methods of trifling away a most urgent and important subject; none ever exceeded the attempt so often made, so often abandoned, and now revived, of relieving the distresses of a country, or the payers of poor rates, by a plan of emigration'. [p.71]. He challenges the morality of 'creating new hopes and new expectations in the people' which were likely to be unfulfilled. The author is evidently au fait with the recent thinking of others on the subject, including Malthus, Hume, Ustaritz, Newenham, Hodgskin, Adam Smith, Ricardo and McCulloch.

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        Magazin for Kunstnere og Haandværkere. Bind 1-5.

      Kiøbenhavn, Trykt paa Udgiverens Forlag, hos Jens Hostrup Schultz, 1827-30. (1) VII + (8) + 460 s. Portrett av H. C. Ørsted som frontispiece samt forord s. III-VII. + 21 plansjer (av 22). Illustrert.(2). VIII + 472 s. Portrett av Christopher Hansteen som frontispiece samt forord s. III-VIII. + 18 plansjer. Illustrert. (3). VI + 465 s. Portrett av Ole Rømer som frontispiece samt forord s. III-VI + 18 plansjer. (4). XVI + 467 s. Portrett av Uran Jurgensen som frontispiece samt forord s. III-XVI + 17 plansjer. (5). VIII + 471 s. Frontispiece "Dampvogne paa Liverpool-Veien + 17 plansjer. Samt. skinnbd. med farget tittelfelt. Ryggdekor i gull. Ryggene litt slitte. Bind 3-5 litt sprukket i ytre falser.

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        Atlas Universel pour servir à l'étude de la Géographie et de l'Histoire anciennes et modernes.

      Ménard et Desenne. 1827. In-folio (32 x 42.5 cm) demi-basane havane, dos orné filets dorés 1 titre gravé et 48 belles cartes également gravées et rehaussées de couleurs en 58 planches, chacune étant digne d'un encadrement, le tout à pleine page et monté sur onglet, plus une page de table se dépliant. Une charnière fendue. Par ailleurs, bon exemplaire.

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        De l'opposition dans le gouvernement et de la liberté de la presse

      1827. A. Le Clère & Cie, Paris 1827, 13,5x21,5cm, broché. - A. Le Clère & Cie, Paris 1827, 13,5x21,5cm, broché. - Edizione originale. autografo Rare firmato da Louis de Bonald duca di Crillon, pari di Francia, ha vinto la prima piastra di copertura. Un chiaro bagnatura minore cima di alcune foglie, piccole foxing. [FRENCH VERSION FOLLOWS] Edition originale. Rare envoi autographe signé de Louis de Bonald au duc de Crillon, pair de France, en tête du premier plat de couverture. Une claire mouillure sans gravité en tête de certains feuillets, petites rousseurs.

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        Livro dos pontos, em que devem ser multados os RR. Senhores Conegos da Basilica de Santa Maria, que não assistirem ás horas, e mais funções, para o anno de M. DCCC. XXVII.

      Lisbon, Na Typog. de António Rodrigues Galhardo, Impressor da Basilica de Santa Maria, (1827). - 3 works in 1 volume. 4°, contemporary crimson velvet (wear to extremities), plain smooth spine (worn), covers blindstamped with royal Portuguese arms within a border with floral pattern, plain peach endleaves, all edges gilt. Woodcut variant Portuguese royal arms on title-page. Overall in very good to fine condition. Internally very fine. [4 ll.]. *** FIRST (and only?) EDITION. Although there are three separate title-pages, the quire signatures continue from one work to the next (*-***4, ****2). These three works list all those who were supposed to be present at the daily church services in the Basilica of Santa Maria in Lisbon, from the canons to the choirboys. It also lists the fines applicable for missing a service: for example, a canon who missed matins on an important day would have to pay 1600 (currency not specified), while a musician or organist who missed matins on Christmas would have to pay 4000.*** Not in Innocêncio. Not in Albuquerque, A edição musical em Portugal (1750-1834). Not located in Porbase, which lists three similar works for the Santa Igreja Patriarchal, dated 1790, 1824 and undated (nineteenth century). Not located in Copac. Not located in KVK (44 databases searched). Not located in NUC.*** BOUND WITH: Livro dos pontos, em que devem ser multados os RR. Beneficiados, e os RR. Clerigos Beneficiados da Basilica de Santa Maria, que não assistirem ás horas, e mais funções, para o anno de M. DCCC. XXVII. Lisbon: Na Typog. de António Rodrigues Galhardo, Impressor da Basilica de Santa Maria, (1827).Woodcut variant Portuguese royal arms on title-page. [4 ll.].AND BOUND WITH:Livro dos pontos, em que devem ser multados os RR. Bachareis, os RR. Capellaes Cantores, Musicos e todos os mais individuos que pertencem á Basilica de Santa Maria, que não assistirem ás horas, e mais funções, para o anno de M. DCCC. XXVII. Lisbon: Na Typog. de António Rodrigues Galhardo, Impressor da Basilica de Santa Maria, (1827).Woodcut variant Portuguese royal arms on title-page. [6 ll.]. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        A Treatise Of Celestial Mechanics Translated From The French, And Elucidated With Explanatory Notes By Henry H. Harte

      Dublin & London: Printed for Richard Milliken & Longman, Hurst, Rees, Orme and Browne, 1827. Hardcover. Contemporary paper over pasteboard, cloth spines. Very good. 276, 419 pages. 29 x 23 cm. Book I. Of the general laws of equilibrium, and of motion. Book 2. Of the laws of universal gravitation, and of the motion of the centre of gravity of the heavenly bodies. Book 2, imprint: Dublin: Printed at the University Press, For Richard Milliken and Hodges and M'Arthur. Henry Hickman Harte was a mathematician at Trinity College, Dublin. Ex-library, uncut, embossed stamp on margin of titles, endpapers renewed, extremity wear.

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        Essai géologique et minéralogique sur les environs d'Issoire, département du Puy-de-Dôme, et principalement sur la Montagne de Boulade.

      - Clermont-Ferrand, Thibaud-Landriot, 1827. Folio (41.0 x 26.2 cm). xii, 104 pp., handcoloured lithographed geological map, and handcoloured profile and 30 lithographed plates all depicting vertebrates and several tables, including one very large, folded in the text. Contemporary half morocco over marbled boards. Spine with gilt lines and title. Marbled endpapers; speckled edges.= Rare early treatise on the geology and palaeontology, in particular the vertebrate palaeontology of this geologically very diverse region in central France, by the French engineer and geologist Jean Sébastien Devèze de Chabriol (1792-1842) and his compatriot, the geologist, palaeontologist, banker and museum curator Jean-Baptiste Bouillet (1799-1878). The map is titled "Carte géologique du gîte des ossemens fossiles de Boulade près d'Issoire" with nine different colours and "Profil et coupes géologiques" with four sections including the detailed profile of the Plateau d'Issoire with the Montagne de Boulade and the towns of Boulade and Issoire. The plates depicts antlers, bones and teeth, and include several deer species, rhinos, a Hippopotamus, big cats, etc. Small blindstamp in title page margin, a few spots on several plates and some text sections, but generally in a good condition. The last time we had this work (in a modern binding) was in 2001. Ward and Carozzi, 658. Not in Wood. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Carte de l'achiplel des iles Gilbert..

      Paris: Arthus Bertrand, 1827. Fine.. Map measuring 610 x 440 mm. (sheet size). Delicately engraved chart of the Gilbert Islands in present-day Micronesia, from the official atlas of the French scientific expedition of 1822-1825 under the command of Louis-Isidor Duperrey. The Duperrey voyage is of great importance to the history of European contact with the indigenous peoples of Micronesia. It was also the first time accurate maps of the region were produced.The expedition left France in the Coquille in August 1822, and after venturing through the Pacific and stopping at New Zealand they reached the Gilbert islands in May 1824. Overall, the experience of French sailors and scientists of the Duperrey expedition in Micronesia was peaceful (so much so that two sailors chose to remain on the Chuuck islands rather than remain aboard the Coquille and return to Europe). This contact was greatly different to earlier landfalls made by the Spanish, which were characterised by violence and pillaging of the native villages.For a full description of Duperrey voyage in this region see Francis Hezel The First Taint of Civilization. A history of the Caroline and Marshall Islands in pre-Colonial days (pages 95-102).

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        Narrative of Don Juan Van Halen's Imprisonment in the Dungeons of the Inquisition at Madrid, and His Escape in 1817 and 1818; to Which are Added His Journey to Russia, His Campaign with the Army of the Caucasus, and His Return to Madrid in 1821

      Henry Colburn, London 1827 - First edition in English. Two volumes, pp. xix, 380, with frontis portrait and two folding facsimiles; xv, 496. with frontis portrait, two folding panoramas, and folding sketch map of the Caucasus and Georgia. Contemporary marbled boards, rebacked with modern calf spine with gilt rules and red label. Edges and corners rubbed. Bindings sound, text with some foxing and offsetting. A Spaniard of Dutch heritage, Van Halen (1788-1864) entered the Spanish navy in 1803, sailing to Cuba and Mexico. In 1808 he became involved in the Peninsula Campaign, first fighting for the Spanish, then briefly joining the French after being taken prisoner, and finally returning to the Spanish side, boldly fooling the French into surrendering three forts by dressing as a French officer and presenting forged documents announcing a treaty. He received a promotion for this coup, but in 1817 fell victim to the Inquisition and was (according to his own account) imprisoned and tortured. Escaping to Russia, he spent 18 months as a colonel in the Caucasus Dragoon Regiment under General Yermalov in Tblisi, Georgia. Despite some likely fictional elements, this account of his adventures is generally regarded as based in truth. British traveler and scholar John Frederick Baddeley describes it as "one of the best of the early books of travel and adventure in the Caucasus" (Russian Conquest of the Caucasus, p. 123). Abbey Travel #24. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Sammlung der Gesetze, Verordnungen und Ausschreiben für das Königreich Hannover 1827-1866= 40 Bände

      Kius Witwe Hannover 1827 Sehr umfangreiche, in sich geschlossene Reihe der Verordnungen für das Königreich Hannover vom Jahr 1827 - 1866. Je Band ca. 500-600 Seiten mit allerlei Anlagen, Zusätzen, Steuertabellen etc.. Insgesamt liegen 39 Bände vor. Originalpappeinbände der Zeit mit farbigen Rückenschildern. Teilweise sind die Rücken lädiert oder defekt, einige Kapitale beschädigt, einige Bände sind nachgebunden, Ecken und Kanten bestoßen, Bibliotheksvermerke und -schilder. Innen meist von guter Erhaltung. Groß8°. ( Pic erhältlich / webimage available ) Versandkostenfreie Lieferung Königreich Hannover, Gesetzgebung, Recht, Verordnungen, Hannover, Google

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        Recueil de décorations intérieures, comprenant tout ce qui à rapport à l'ameublement, comme vases, trépieds, candélabres, cassolettes, lustres, girandoles, lampes, chandeliers, cheminées, feux, poêles, pendules, tables, secrétaires, lits, canapés, fauteuils, chaises, tabourets, miroirs, écrans, etc. Composés par C. Percier et P.F.L. Fontaine exécutés sur leurs dessins.

      chez les auteurs, au Louvre ; Jules Didot, Imprimeur du Roi,, Paris, 1827 - In-folio, 43 pp. ; 72 planches. Recueil de planches d'ornementation gravées sur cuivre et numérotées de 1 à 72 et un bandeau gravé.Charles Percier (1764-1838) et Pierre Fontaine (1762-1853) furent chargés par Napoléon de la décoration de ses appartements du Louvre, des Tuileries ainsi que ceux de La Malmaison pour l'Impératrice Joséphine. Ils furent les principaux inspirateurs du style Empire et reçurent, en 1810, le grand prix d'Architecture pour l'arc de triomphe du Carrousel.Ex-libris Seillière-Galliffet.Rousseurs éparses. Bon exemplaire. Français

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        SKETCHES OF A TOUR TO THE LAKES, OF THE CHARACTER AND CUSTOMS OF THE CHIPPEWAY INDIANS, AND OF THE INCIDENTS CONNECTED WITH THE TREATY OF FON DU LAC.ALSO A VOCABULARY OF THE ALGIC, OR CHIPPEWAY LANGUAGE.

      Baltimore. 1827. - 493,[1]pp. plus twenty-nine lithographed or engraved plates. Half title. Contemporary tree calf, morocco leather label. Front inner hinge cracked, half title separating at spine. Several pages with small tears but no loss to text. Mild foxing and toning. Else very good. A classic work by the noted Indian commissioner, describing his travels among the Chippewa on the Great Lakes in 1826. "The author was for many years superintendent of Indian affairs at Washington, and was brought in constant association with the principal men of the nations and tribes which sent representatives to the seat of government. In this tour he formed a more intimate association with the great mass of the Indian population, and was able to present much valuable information regarding it" - Field. As a joint commissioner with Lewis Cass, McKenney negotiated a treaty at Fond du Lac with the Chippewa, Menominee, and Winnebago tribes, which is described in this book. HOWES M132. SABIN 43407. FIELD 994. PILLING, PROOF-SHEETS 2383.

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        SKETCHES OF A TOUR TO THE LAKES, OF THE CHARACTER AND CUSTOMS OF THE CHIPPEWAY INDIANS, AND OF THE INCIDENTS CONNECTED WITH THE TREATY OF FON DU LAC...ALSO A VOCABULARY OF THE ALGIC, OR CHIPPEWAY LANGUAGE

      Baltimore, 1827. 493,[1]pp. plus twenty-nine lithographed or engraved plates. Half title. Contemporary tree calf, morocco leather label. Front inner hinge cracked, half title separating at spine. Several pages with small tears but no loss to text. Mild foxing and toning. Else very good. A classic work by the noted Indian commissioner, describing his travels among the Chippewa on the Great Lakes in 1826. "The author was for many years superintendent of Indian affairs at Washington, and was brought in constant association with the principal men of the nations and tribes which sent representatives to the seat of government. In this tour he formed a more intimate association with the great mass of the Indian population, and was able to present much valuable information regarding it" - Field. As a joint commissioner with Lewis Cass, McKenney negotiated a treaty at Fond du Lac with the Chippewa, Menominee, and Winnebago tribes, which is described in this book. HOWES M132. SABIN 43407. FIELD 994. PILLING, PROOF-SHEETS 2383.

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        Autograph letter draft. No place, 30. XII. 1827.

      1827. 4to. 20 pp. on sewn double leaves. To Philip Henry, 4th Earl Stanhope (1781-1855, later custodian of Kaspar Hauser), discussing the political situation in Europe after the Battle of Navarino, which led to Greek independence from Ottoman rule. Gentz, no disciple of Philhellenism, anticipates the importance of the Battle's outcome for the European balance of powers and deplores the roles played by the political forces of the Great Powers. Gentz writes to the Earl, whose enthusiasm for all things German irritated his English countrymen, in German, penning only a draft and leaving the fair copy to his secretary, as he assumes his own handwriting might pose a problem to the unaccustomed reader: "[...] Ich laße diesen Brief durch eine fremde, aber vollkommen sichre Hand schreiben, weil ich einmal weiß, daß deutsche Briefe Ihnen die liebsten sind, und doch besorge, daß Sie meine Hand mit etwas mehr Anstrengung als eine Kanzley-Schrift lesen möchten [...] Sie kehren, Mein Verehrter Lord, in einem höchst entscheidenden Augenblicke in Ihr Vaterland zurück. Nach allem, was sich in den letzten vier oder sechs Wochen in England zugetragen hat, scheint mir eine Ministerial-Revoluzion unvermeidlich. Die öffentliche Meynung spricht sich täglich stärker und drohender über das Attentat von Navarin, den Traktat von London, und die ganze verderbliche Politik, die diesen Traktat erzeugt hat, aus [...] Das alles hat in den letzten vier Wochen eine andre Gestalt angenommen. Ihre Minister hatten sich geschmeichelt, daß Oesterreich durch seinen Einfluß in Constantinopel die Türken zum Nachgeben bewegen, und daß ihnen dies einen Ausgang aus dem Labyrinth, in welches sie sich durch ein grundfalsches und verderbliches System verwickelt hatten, bereiten würde. Diese Aussicht schlug fehl. Obgleich unser Cabinet, mit altgewohnter Treue und Ehrlichkeit alle seine Kräfte anstrengte, um den letzten Bruch zu hintertreiben, so war doch, seit der Katastrophe von Navarin, und bey dem fortdauernden höchst unklugen und feindlichen Benehmen der drey Gesandten, nach dieser Katastrophe, jeder Versuch bey der Pforte fruchtlos. [...] Die französische Regierung ist die verachtetste, und die verächtlichste die es heute in Europa giebt. Hierüber sind alle Parteyen einig. Wie diese im Todeskampf begriffne, elende Regierung die Türkisch-Griechische Sache behandelt hat - wird man dereinst den Geschichtsschreibern kaum glauben [...] Für Rußland allein haben England und Frankreich gearbeitet, für Rußland allein den unseligen Tripel-Traktat unterzeichnet, für Rußland allein bey Navarin die Türkische Seemacht vertilgt [...] Der Weg nach der Hauptstadt des Türkischen Reiches ist jetzt dem Russen auf allen Seiten geöfnet [...] Und das alles setzt England für das lächerlichste aller Hirngespinste, für die sogenannte Befreyung der unwürdigsten Rebellen, die je die Sonne beschienen hat, aufs Spiel! It cannot be [...]". - An extensive letter draft with numerous autograph insertions, deletions, and changes. Later publication note by a different hand (c. 1870) at the top of f. 1r; a quote which Gentz omitted from the letter (obviously intending his secretary to supply the text) bears the later editor's pencil note: "Die Stelle fehlt". - Highly characteristic document of Gentz's judgment of the European situation at the moment of the birth of modern Greece: one of the most talented statesmen of his time proves great skill in appraising the political results for the Great Powers; at the same time, the letter gives evidence that a visionary evaluation of the Greek cause, so highly regarded by many contemporaries, was beyond Gentz's capacity or inclination. Printed in normalised orthography in: Schlesier, Gustav v. (ed.). Schriften von Friedrich von Gentz. Ein Denkmal. Vol. V (1840), p. 138-146.

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        Autograph letter signed ("A Humboldt"). N. p., November 19, n. y.

      1827. 1 p. on folded double leaf, approx. 130 x 200 mm. Addressed on another side in Humboldt's hand with his wax seal and post cancel-stamp. To "Herr Boguslawski", i. e. the meteorologist Georg von Boguslawski (1827-1884), on an appointment. - Folded for mailing, torn where unsealed, a bit marked, pencil notations by a previous owner on one blank portion, and with some denting.

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        Kais. Königl. Polizey-Bezirk Landstrasse bestehend aus den Vorstädten Landstrasse, Erdberg und Weissgaerber nebst 14 Ansichten der vorzüglichsten Gebäude daselbst.

      Altkolorierte Federlithographie. Wien, 1827. - Ca. 49 x 62 cm (Darstellung); ca. 59 x 72 cm (Blattformat). Nebehay-Wagner 775, 4. Prachtvoll koloriertes Blatt aus der Folge "Pläne und Ansichten der k. k. Haupt- und Residenzstadt Wien", die 1827 mit 10 Blättern erschienen ist. Unter Passepartout und Glas in Goldleiste gerahmt.

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        Le Dejeuner Anglais. Etching and engarving printed in blue, red, black and yellow

      Paris: chez vidal. MATTED. Provenance: Comte O. Benhague 1827 or 1828-1879 Lugt 2004: Cortlandt Bishop Lugt 2770b.

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        Mémoire sur les intégrales définies [AND] Mémoire sur la theorie de la propagation des ondes a la surface d'un fluide pesant.

      - Paris, Mémoires des Savans Étrangers, Academie des Sciences, 1827. 4to. In a fine contemporary full calf binding. Spine with five raised bands, red and black morocco title vignettes and gilt floral patterns; boards with dentelles; lightly red-speckled edges.l Two large and very important papers by Cauchy, contained in the first volume of the Mémoires. The most important paper is Cauchy's cornerstone essay on definite integrals. It is essential in the history of mathematics, partly laying the basis for the Cauchy-Riemann equations. "In 1814 he submitted to the French Academy the treatise on definite integrals that was to become the basis of the theory of complex functions. In 1816 he won a prize contest of the French Academy on the propagation of waves at the surface of a liquid; his results are now classics in hydrodynamics." (DSB) Cauchy's method was significant because of his departure from the traditional use of geometry to treat the definite integral. The theory was read to the Academy by Cauchy in 1814, but only published in 1827 in this volume on pp. 599-799 and includes the rapport, introduction, parts 1 and 2, and two supplements. The second paper, on the "propagation des ondes a la surface" is on pp. 3-313. This volume also contains a memoir on the "theorie de la lune" by Damoiseau. Provenance: pictorial bookplate of the Radcliffe Observatory (the astronomical observatory of the University of Oxford from 1773 until 1934) on the front pastedown. Some small, skilful repairs, doing justice to an unusually fine and elegant contemporary binding. DSB III, pp. 137-138. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        The History of the Province of Moray: By the Rev. Lachlan Shaw. New Edition. Brought down to the Year 1826.

      small folio (30.5 x 23.8 cms.)[2 (title)], iv, [2 (contents & list of plates)], 4 (list of subscribers), 276, (275)-498pp., large folding map, 14 aquatint plates (by W. Read after drawings by J. Grant and Allan Hay) most with tissue guards, both map and plates with contemporary hand colour, additional leaf at the end with a manuscript index, high quality and very handsome modern half rich tan diced calf, spine panelled by broad raised bands each of which is highlighted by double gilt fillets and has a design composed of three gilt fillets and gilt ornaments on the top of the band, one panel direct gilt lettered, old marble on sides, old printed ticket (from an earlier binding) of "James D. Yeadon/ Bookseller, Stationer,/ and Librarian, 12 High Street, Elgin" replaced on front endpaper and likewise on verso of front endpaper "H. Sotheran & Co, 136 Strand, London",some light foxing throughout, foxing noticeable on 2 plates, else a very nice copy in a very handsome binding. The list names 159 subscribers of whom 59 took a "fine copy" (5 persons took 2 "fine" copies). "Alexander Stuart, Esq, Edinburgh" took a fine copy. In this context "fine" presumably means that the plates were coloured by hand. Shaw (1686?-1777), Church of Scotland minister and historian, "was a respected local historian who corresponded with many eminent figures ... Shaw was chiefly known for his History of the Province of Moray, published in 1775 and posthumously revised and republished in 1827 and 1882. During the early 1750s he also continued A Genealogical Dedication of the Family of Rose of Kilravock, written by Hew Rose in 1683-4 and printed in 1848. His 'Account of the family of Mackintosh', written in 1758, remained unpublished" [O.D.N.B.].

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        Essai géologique et minéralogique sur les environs d'Issoire, département du Puy-de-Dôme, et principalement sur la Montagne de Boulade

      Clermont-Ferrand, Thibaud-Landriot, 1827. Folio (41.0 x 26.2 cm). xii, 104 pp., handcoloured lithographed geological map, and handcoloured profile and 30 lithographed plates all depicting vertebrates and several tables, including one very large, folded in the text. Contemporary half morocco over marbled boards. Spine with gilt lines and title. Marbled endpapers; speckled edges.l Rare early treatise on the geology and palaeontology, in particular the vertebrate palaeontology of this geologically very diverse region in central France, by the French engineer and geologist Jean Sébastien Devèze de Chabriol (1792-1842) and his compatriot, the geologist, palaeontologist, banker and museum curator Jean-Baptiste Bouillet (1799-1878). The map is titled "Carte géologique du gîte des ossemens fossiles de Boulade près d'Issoire" with nine different colours and "Profil et coupes géologiques" with four sections including the detailed profile of the Plateau d'Issoire with the Montagne de Boulade and the towns of Boulade and Issoire. The plates depicts antlers, bones and teeth, and include several deer species, rhinos, a Hippopotamus, big cats, etc. Small blindstamp in title page margin, a few spots on several plates and some text sections, but generally in a good condition. The last time we had this work (in a modern binding) was in 2001. Ward and Carozzi, 658. Not in Wood.

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        ALS ("J. Fenimore Cooper"). Paris, 22. III. 1827.

      1827. 8vo (192 x 134 mm). 1 p. on a single bifolium. Address panel to verso. In remarkably good French, to the engineer Pierre-Alexandre Adolphe Jullien, thanking him for his concern about his health, and gives an estimate for the publication date of the forthcoming French edition of The Prairie ("sans doute, pendant le mois d'avril", depending on the industry of the translator and publisher) and he makes some social arrangements in Paris. Cooper had brought his family to Paris the previous year, becoming the centre of a small but influential circle of American expatriots. - Traces of seal, slight loss to upper forecorner from opening (expert old repair, no loss). Early annotation in French to head describing Cooper as "le Walter-Scott de l'amérique du nord". Provenance: Charavay, Paris.

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        Anpuku zukai [trans.: Illustrated Account of Massage].

      Numerous illus. in the text (many full-page). 30 folding leaves. 8vo, orig. patterned wrappers (rubbed & a little worn), orig. block printed title label on upper cover, new stitching. N.p. [but probably Osaka]: 1827. First edition. "The last monograph of importance on massage in old Japan was the Ampuku zukai, compiled and published by Shinsai Ota in 1827, which gave the technique of massage in text and illustrations."-Mestler, A Galaxy of Old Japanese Medical Books, II, pp. 485-86. This work by Ota, a physician in Osaka, serves as the foundation of modern Anpuku therapy. "Anpuku," which means to "ease or calm the abdomen," is a massage therapy which can be traced back to the Nara and Heian periods in Japan (710-1185 A.D.). It is still practiced in Japan. The illustrations depict the therapist applying pressure to various parts of the body, pressure points, a baby receiving a massage, an expectant mother receiving a massage, a self-massage, the therapist massaging the breasts of a woman to stimulate her breast milk, etc. A very nice copy. .

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         Te Evanelia a Mareko, iritihia ei parau Tahiti.

      Tahiti Mission Press 1827 In-12 de 52 pp.; basane fauve, dos lisse, encadrement intérieur orné, non rogné (reliure moderne). ouvrages rares imprimes a tahiti Traduction en tahitien de l'évangile selon saint Marc, par John Davies. [Avec, relié à la suite:] - Te Ohipa a te mau aposetolo, i papai hia e luka, iritihia ei parau Tahiti. Tahiti, Mission Presse, 1822. 88 pp. Traduction tahitienne des Actes des apôtres, par Henry Nott and Pomare II. Ces deux traductions furent l'

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        Philosophie der Geschichte ober uber Die Tradition (1 des quatre volumes de Molitor sur la Cabale).

      Francfurt am Main, Berlag der Germannischen Buchhundllung, 1827, in-8 broché de 455 pp., édition originale, rousseurs, traces d'usures à la couverture, bon état intérieur.Merci de nous contacter à l'avance si vous souhaitez consulter une référence au sein de notre librairie.

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        "Lied auf Wilhelm Müllers (des Griechenliedersängers) Tod". Eigenh. Musikmanuskript. [Wohl Dessau, 1827?].

      1827. 1½ SS. Tinte auf Papier. Qu.-Folio. Lied für vier Stimmen (2 Tenöre, 2 Bässe): "Trocknet eures Jammers Thränen". Komponiert auf den Tod des Dichters Johann Ludwig Wilhelm Müller (1794-1827), Verfasser der "Schönen Müllerin" und der "Winterreise", wegen seines Enthusiasmus für den griechischen Freiheitskampf der "Griechen-Müller" genannt. 1822 hatte dieser gemeinsam mit dem Dessauer Hofkapellmeister Schneider die Dessauer Liedertafel ins Leben gerufen; im Oktober 1827 war er, noch nicht 33-jährig, an einem Herzinfarkt verstorben. Beider Nachlass wird von der Anhaltischen Landesbücherei Dessau verwahrt. - Spuren senkrechter Mittenfaltung. Kleine Randeinrisse und von anderer Hand bezeichnet.

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        ALS. Weinhaus [i. e. the Vienna suburb of Währing], 30. VIII. [1827].

      1827. 8vo. 3 pp. on double leaf. Probably to Clemens Wenzel Prince Metternich-Winneburg (1773-1859), regarding to a newspaper article about the reintroduction of censorship in France.

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        Shigurf namah-i-velaët, or, excellent intelligence concerning Europe: being the travels of Mirza Itesa Modeen in Great Britain and France. London, James Duncan for John Taylor, 1827.

      1827. XI, (1), 233, (1) pp. With a lithogr. frontispiece in original hand colour. Contemp. auburn calf with giltstamped rules to boards; leading edges gilt; spine rebacked. All edges gilt. 8vo. First edition of this account of a Middle Eastern civil servant's visit to Britain in 1765, translated from the original Persian manuscript by James Edward Alexander. Born in India, Itesa Modeen learned Persian and entered the service of the British. When Shah Alam wanted to send letters and gifts to King George III in England it was decided that these would be taken by a British army officer, accompanied by Modeen as his translator and secretary. Modeen wrote a record of his journey recording the sights he saw and the excited reactions of Londoners to the unusual sight of a high class "Hindoostanee" (as he called himself) visitor. It was not until some 60 years later that his manuscript account was translated and published. The Mirza spent about almost three years on his trip to Europe, staying mostly in London but also visiting Scotland and Oxford, before returning to his native India. - Insignificant foxing to title and final leaf. From the library of Sir Richard Strachey (1817-1908), the Indian administrator and father of Lytton Strachey (his engr. armorial bookplate to pastedown); later in the collection of Christopher Jower (bookplate to flyleaf). OCLC 8868736.

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        Broadsheet. [Austria], 1827.

      1827. Oblong royal folio (396 x 464 mm). Broadsheet with large woodcut and printed text. Announcing the artistic troupe of one Mr. "Bartholomew Ramini", including a four-year-old child, "Jolly Caspar" with a horse-dressage act, and "Steel Otto fighting the Fiery Red Giant and his rescue of Princess Clotilde" (as depicted in the woodcut). - Folded and well-preserved.

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        Manuel de la jeune femme, contenant tout ce qu'il est utile de savoir pour diriger avec ordre, agrément et économie, l'intérieur d'un ménage. Par Mme la comtesse Clémence de G....

      Paris Charles-Béchet 1827 In-12 de (4)-391 pp., basane havane marbrée, dos lisse orné, pièce de titre en maroquin rouge, roulette d'encadrement dorée sur les plats, tranches marbrées (reliure de l époque). Rare édition de ce manuel dont les deux tiers sont consacrés à un Traité de la cuisine : « Il est indispensable qu'une jeune femme sache la manière de bien préparer les différens mets qui composent la cuisine bourgeoise » : Comment il faut découper quelques mets essentiels ; Préparation des alimens ; Indicationn pour bien choisir lles substances alimentaires ; Conservations des alimens ; Des fournisseurs de Paris... L'ouvrage fut publié une première fois en 1825 par le même éditeur, avec comme seul auteur P. Cardelli (1783-1854), pseudonyme d'Henri Duval, auteur notament du Manuel du limonadier, du confiseur et du distillateur (1822) et du Manuel complet du cuisinier et de la cuisinière (1826). Supercherie de l'éditeur qui fit paraître cette nouvelle édition avec le nom de la comtesse de Genlis, ou livre écrit à deux mains comme le laisse à penser Quelques Réfexions sur l'origine et l'utilité de cet ouvrage placé en tête. Fine gravure en frontispice. Quelques rousseurs éparses. Vicaire, 144 ; Quérard, Les Supercheries littéraires dévoilées, I, 643.

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        Printed document petitioning the Legislature to expand the Erie Canal, "To the honorable the Legislature of the state of New-York …{

      [Herkimer, N.Y., 1827. Printed broadside, signed by several of the petitioners. Folio (33.5 x 19.5 cm.). Perforation throgh caption title, with loss of several letters; lowr edge ragged. Printed broadside, signed by several of the petitioners. Folio (33.5 x 19.5 cm.). Rare Petition to Expand the Erie Canal. Concerning a petition from residents of Herkimer and Montgomery Counties requesting "that a law may be passed requiring the immediate survey and location of a branch of the Erie Canal, along the north side of the Mohawk River." "Presumably printed at Herkimer, N.Y. American Antiquarian Society copy 1 dated in ms.: Feb. 8th, 1827" (OCLC). As the Erie Canal had only just opened (in Oct. 1826), this surely must represent one of the earliest petitions for its expansion -- assuming the date from AAS is correct. OCLC: 81855365 (2 copies)

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        Printed document petitioning the Legislature to expand the Erie Canal, "To the honorable the Legislature of the state of New-York ?{

      [Herkimer, N.Y. 1827 - Printed broadside, signed by several of the petitioners. Folio (33.5 x 19.5 cm.). Rare Petition to Expand the Erie Canal. Concerning a petition from residents of Herkimer and Montgomery Counties requesting "that a law may be passed requiring the immediate survey and location of a branch of the Erie Canal, along the north side of the Mohawk River."Presumably printed at Herkimer, N.Y. American Antiquarian Society copy 1 dated in ms.: Feb. 8th, 1827" (OCLC).As the Erie Canal had only just opened (in Oct. 1826), this surely must represent one of the earliest petitions for its expansion -- assuming the date from AAS is correct. OCLC: 81855365 (2 copies) Perforation throgh caption title, with loss of several letters; lowr edge ragged Printed broadside, signed by several of the petitioners. Folio (33.5 x 19.5 cm.) [Attributes: Signed Copy]

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        Eigenh. Brief mit U. [Stuttgart, 22.1.1827].

      1827. 1 S., verso Adresse (Faltbrief). 4to. Beiliegend Stahlstichportrait. Unbekanntes Schreiben an den Schriftsteller Carl Herloßsohn (1804-49), unter der Adresse der Taubert'schen Buchhandlung, Leipzig: "Verehrter! Die vielen Geschäfte, die eine Redaction des M[orgen] Blattes und eine Vorbereitung auf die Hochzeit, die in 14 Tagen von sich gehen soll, machen, müßten einigermaßen mein Schweigen entschuldigen, wenn ich auch nicht vor acht Tagen in München gewesen wäre. So gerne ich Ihrem Wunsche entsprechen würde, so kann es gewiß nicht seyn. Ich habe schon vier solcher Anträge aus dem Grund abgelehnt, daß ich selbst ein Taschenb. redigire und nicht bei einem zweiten figuriren kann; es geht also wahrhaftig nicht! [Und] einen Beitrag kann ich Ihnen nicht geben ohne Brockhaus, Hell, Lambert [?] etc. etc. welchen ich abgeschlagen, aufs tiefste und ganz ohne Grund zu beleidigen. Ihre Kräfte sind übrigens der Sache gewachsen, wenn Sie auch allein stehen. Daß ich meine kritische Stimme für sie laut werden lassen und Ihre Sache unterstützen werde, kann ich Sie versichern. Ich denke wir können auch gute Freunde bleiben, wenigstens soll es an mir nicht fehlen. Auf ihre Novelle freue ich mich sehr. Entschuldigen Sie meine Eile mit dem lieben Mund meiner Braut, die nun gerade gerne geküßt sein möchte. Leben sie wohl und gedenken Sie zuweilen Ihres ganz ergebenen Dr. W. Hauffs. / Nach diesem Brief werde ich schließen. Uebrigens erzählt man sich von meiner Zerstreutheit noch tollere Anecdoten, als welche Sie erlebten." - Herloßsohn, der sich wie Hauff über den populären Autor Heinrich Clauren belustigte und durch Hauffs Clauren-Parodie "Der Mann im Mond" zu Hauffs Bewunderer und Nachahmer wurde, plante "ein Taschenbuch herauszugeben, das (wie Claurens) 'Vergißmeinnicht' heißen, aber nicht mehr aus parodistischen Texten bestehen sollte", und hatte Hauff, dessen Namen er gern auf dem Titelblatt gesehen hätte, um seine Mitarbeit gebeten (Fischer, S. 126). Bereits mehrere Wochen zuvor hatte Hauff das Ansinnen abgelehnt, da er selbst mit der zunehmend unerfreulichen Redaktion von Cottas 'Taschenbuchs für Damen' ausgelastet war; außerdem müsse er fürchten, als unruhiger Kopf in Festungshaft genommen zu werden (Brief vom 26. 12. 1826, in: Hauff, Werke II [hg. v. H. Engelhard], S. 887). Darüber hinaus steckte er in den Vorbereitungen für die Hochzeit mit seiner Cousine Louise, die am 13. Februar stattfand. Auf der anschließenden Sommerreise nach Tirol zog sich Hauff die Typhuserkrankung zu, an der er noch 24-jährig am 18. November 1827 starb. - Die Bedeutung von "Hauffs Korrespondenz mit Autoren, Verlegern und Herausgebern" ist von Susanne Fischer in ihrer gleichnamigen Magisterschrift (Hamburg 1988) gewürdigt worden; ihr Zensus gibt 207 bisher bekannte erhaltene Von-Briefe an, wovon 97 nicht veröffentlicht seien, die restlichen 110 zum Teil nur in Auszügen. - Verso in roter Tinte Empfängervermerk: "Dr. W. Hauff / Jänner 1827". Gefaltet; etwas fleckig; Randeinrisse: Ausriss (mit minimalem Buchstabenverlust) von der Siegelöffnung in den 1880er Jahren hinterlegt. Spuren alter Montage in Registraturband. Nicht bei: Hauff, Werke II (Hg. H. Engelhard, Stuttgart 1962); Hauff; Werke II (Hg. B. Zeller, Frankfurt 1969). Vgl. S. Fischer, Wilhelm Hauffs Korrespondenz mit Autoren, Verlegern und Herausgebern, in: AGB 37 (1992), S. 99-166.

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        Eigenh. Brief in Form eines Manuskriptes. München, 29. I. 1827.

      1827. 4 SS. auf Doppelblatt. Gr.-8vo. An den Sänger Ludwig Cramolini (1805-1884) in Wien: "Münchener Neuigkeiten. || Vor einigen Tagen speisete ich beym Minister mit dem Baron [Saint-]Prieli. Man sprach viel von Theodor, von unserer Oper, die immer schlechter wird, von dem unversäglichen Verlust, den wir an unserer angebeteten Nany erlitten haben, man tadelte den Intendanten, welcher daran schuld ist, und wünscht sie wieder zurück. Prieli lobte sie ausserordentlich und erzählte von ihrem glänzenden Succes in Wien, von wo er wöchentlich Briefe erhält. Er sagte, daß Sie in Berlin und Paris weit mehr als die Sontag gefallen werden. Was Italien betrifft, so könnten Sie besonders als Musico dort Ihr Glück machen, doch habe er Ihnen selbst in Wien den Rath gegeben, Sich dahin nicht durch Dupont engagieren zu lassen, weil dieser ein eigennütziger und karger Mann wäre, sondern unmittelbar mit Barbaja selbst, welcher sehr generös und liberal ist und Ihr Verdienst gemäß zu schätzen wissen wird, da er diesen Winter nach Wien kömmt [...] Vorige Woche hat man hier die Vestalin aufgeführt, wo die Stern die Rolle der Oberpriesterin abscheulich verhunzte [...] Nächsten drohet man uns mit dem Barbier von Sevilla im Deutschen [...]". - Weiter mit hochinteressanten Theaterneuigkeiten und kollegialem Tratsch. - Papierbedingt etwas gebräunt.

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        Bibliotheca Marsdeniana Philologica et Orientalis: A Catalogue of Books and Manuscripts Collected with a View to the General Comparison of Languages, and to the Study of Oriental Literature. London, J. L. Cox, 1827.

      1827. 4to. (4), 308, (4) pp. Original boards, rebacked. First edition of Marsden's monumental collection catalogue. The distinguished oriental scholar William Marsden (1754-1836), born in Verval, county Wicklow, Ireland, was the son of a shipping merchant and banker. At the tender age of 16 he obtained a civil service appointment with the East India Company and was sent to Benkulen, Sumartra, in 1771. After eight years' service abroad, he resigned his East India Company position and returned to England, and later held a post in the Admiralty. He soon became acquainted with Sir Joseph Banks and the leading literary men of the day, and was elected a member of the Royal Society and other learned bodies. Marsden presented his collection of over 3400 oriental coins to the British Museum in 1834 and his library of books and manuscripts to King's College, in 1835. His publications include: "History of Sumatra", 1783; "Dictionary of the Malayan Language", 1812; "Grammar of the Malayan Language", 1812. - Occasional spotting, binding slightly stained. Brunet III, 1473. Graesse IV, 417.

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        Elementar-Gymnastik oder zergliederte, stufenweise Anleitung zu jenen Leibes-Übungen, welche vorzüglich geeignet sind, den menschlichen Körper zu entwickeln, auszubilden und zu stärken

      Ohne Angabe, 1827 - Ausgetragenes Bibliotheksexemplar, Deckel stark berieben, Buchrücken repariert, Deckelinnere mit Einträgen, Seiten altersgemäß angedunkelt, einzelne Seiten im Anhang und eine leere Seite im Innentitel, Innentitel angerissen (ca. 3cm), Inhalte fast sehr gut erhalten, grüner Kopffarbschnitt Sprache: Deutsch Gewicht in Gramm: 1019

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        Der Rheinische Weinbau in theoretischer und praktischer Beziehung bearbeitet von Joh. Metzger.

      Heidelberg: August Oßwald, 1827 - XVI, 260 S. mit 17 Steintafeln und einer großen Untersuchungstabelle verschiedener Weinberge im Rheinthale. Zustand: Gut, Einbanddeckel rundgelegen und beschabt (teilw. abgeschabt, siehe Foto), Ecken bestossen. Frakturschrift. Papier alters- und qualitätsbedingt gebräunt und braunfleckig, besonders die ausklappbaren Tafeln. Produktionsfehler im Anhang (Empfehlungswerthe Schriften): S.255/256 falsch paginiert (343/344) - Von Joh. Metzger, Universitätsgärtner in Heidelberg; ordentlichem Mitgliede der Gesellschaft für Naturwissenschaft und Heilkunde zu Heidelberg; ordentlichem und correspondirendem Mitgliede der Königl. Hannöversch. Landwirthschaftsgesellschaft; Ehrenmitglied des Königl. Preußisch. Gartenvereins; correspondirendem Mitgliede der Wetterauischen Gesellschaft für die gesammte Naturkunde und des Großherzogl. Badischen landwirthschaftlichen Vereins. Sprache: Deutsch Gewicht in Gramm: 1001 8° (20cm), Pappband, geb. mit buntgemustertem Papier kaschiert. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        110 Slaves Owned by a Free Coloured Man - Belmont Estate - Parish of St. George

      London, 10 July 1829. Signed manuscript document being an annual return to record the increase and decrease of slaves, by births and deaths, in the year 1827 at Belmont Estate, a sugar plantation in the parish of Saint George, Tobago, under the management and possibly the ownership of a Mr. McEwen Folio. 1 page manuscript text on one large double-leaf, laid watermark paper made by J. Green & Son and featuring a large fleur-de-lys emblem. Leaf measures approximately 48 x 33,5 cm. Docketed to verso. Signed in the original 10 July 1829, by Thomas Amyot, the Registrar of Colonial Slaves in Great Britain. With two plantations operating under the same name on the island of Tobago, and most of the surviving records naming Belmont Estate being ambiguous as to its district, the present document differs, and is most instrumental in determining the accurate history of one of the plantations. This is a slave register for "Belmont Estate... in the Parish of St. George," therefore representing the Belmont Estate which was owned by a "Free Man of Colour" - Robert Crooks, later a civil servant and police inspector who resided and worked in that parish. This Belmont estate is situated near Hope and Mesopotamia in Hillsborough Bay. Fascinating details pertaining to this plantation estate can be found in the digital database of the University College of London, UCL Department of History 2016, titled "Legacies of British Slave-ownership." This primary source document provides and elucidates previously unknown ownership history, of the Belmont Estate in Hillsborough Bay, St. George parish, Tobago, thereby completing the timeline between the original purchase of 1765 and the recipient of the slave compensation awarded in 1836. In 1807 when the Abolition of Slave Trade Act came into force, the trade of slaves from Africa to the British colonies became illegal. In 1819 the Office for the Registry of Colonial Slaves was established in London in order to combat ongoing illicit transportation. British Colonial administrators began keeping registers of black slaves who had been so-called "lawfully enslaved." Copies of the slave registers, such as, and including the present document, were submitted to the office in order to prove compliance. Registration generally occurred once every three years, and continued through to 1834 when slavery was officially abolished. A scarce surviving illustration of the great fortune available to the "Free Man of Colour" in contrast to the enslaved man, this uncommon manuscript provides invaluable answers regarding the history of a sugar plantation estate in Tobago, an estate for which there seems to be little else for conclusive documentation. British Colonial Administration in Tobago began in 1763 when the island was divided into seven parishes, and land was sold to prospective sugar planters. The parish divisions remain the same today. Historical documents show that there were two plantations named Belmont Estate, one in St. George, the other in St. John. Most of the existing records relating to the Belmont Estates are ambiguous, therefore are unclear as to which estate they belong to. The present document clearly states its placement "in the Parish of St. George" and thus represents the Belmont Estate which was owned by a "Free Man of Colour" - Robert Crooks, civil servant and police inspector. Furthermore, it provides the link between purchase and compensation for this particular estate. Belmont estate is situated along the coast of Hillsborough Bay, slightly east of Mount St. George and Barbados Bay. Both bays formerly known collectively as Barbados Bay, this estate first belonged to John Hunt who purchased in 20 May 1765. Thomas Orr bought it from him in 1773; 'Thomas Orr & Co.' appearing in archives as the owners of Barbados Bay (St George parish) Lots number 11 and 12, together with Lot number 22, became the Belmont estate. Thomas Orr died in 1787, leaving it to another Thomas Orr, "planter of Tobago" who is thought to be his nephew, whose will was proved in 1817. Six years later a return was filed for this estate, owned by a freeman named James Crooks. The "Official Return of Registrar of Slaves, Tobago" for the year 1823, records 85 slaves registered at Belmont Estate, owned by Tobago registrar James Crooks. His son, Robert Crooks (born in Tobago, 1810) inherited Belmont estate in 1826. He and his father were "free coloured" planters from a merchant family. Robert Crooks was appointed Inspector-General of Police at Tobago in 1854, Provost Marshal (prison warden), and a member of the Elective Legislative Assembly for the parish of St George in 1862, suggesting that his estate would have also been in the Parish of St George. In Tobago's Assessment Roll of 1881/82 he is recorded as still possessing 1 estate which was valued at £75. Robert Crooks and his brothers Thomas and William, as joint tenants by devise under the will of their father James Crooks, were awarded the compensation for the Belmont estate claim in 1836. The manager of the Belmont Estate is not found through online sources, although this document names a Mr. W. McEwen. Historical accounts state that Belmont estate was growing during the period of 1810s-1820s. The present register, made in 1828 and claiming 110 slaves, corroborates this as it shows an increase from the register filed in 1823 declaring 85 slaves. Document Heading: "Belmont Estate. Tobago. 1st January 1828 Annual Return of Plantation Slaves... for the Plantation Called Belmont in the Parish of St. George for the total number of all slaves belonging or attached to, or usually worked or employed thereon... additions to or deductions from the Stock of Slaves... between the first day of January 1827 and the first day of January 1828." Claiming to hold a total of 110 slaves, 54 being male and 46 female, the estate manager Mr. McEwen here documents only one birth in this particular year. Four deaths occurred, three African males dying of dysentery and the like, one Caribbean female (described only as yellow) having died from puerperal convulsions and other pregnancy related complications. None are named. Thomas Amyot (1775-1850) was an English antiquarian, a solicitor, private secretary to Secretary of State William Windham, Registrar of Colonial Slaves in the government offices of Great Britain, Secretary and Registrar of Records in Upper Canada, author and a founder of the Camden Society. Almost all the men and women awarded compensation under the 1833 Abolition Act are listed in what is called a Parliamentary Return, an official reply by a government body to a request from an MP. The return is often referred to as the Slavery Abolition Act: An account of all sums of money awarded by the Commissioners of Slave Compensation while its full title is Accounts of slave compensation claims; for the colonies of Jamaica. Antigua. Honduras. St. Christopher's. Grenada. Dominica. Nevis. Virgin Islands. St. Lucia. British Guiana. Montserrat. Bermuda. Bahamas. Tobago. St. Vincent's. Trinidad. Barbados. Mauritius. Cape of Good Hope. It can be found in House of Commons Parliamentary Papers 1837-1838 (215) vol. 48 and is 365 pages long. In 1832, before the abolition of slavery, there were 653 sugar estates in cultivation and over 500 coffee plantations in the British West Indies. The British Slavery Abolition Act provided grant totalling £20 million to compensate the slave-owners for the loss of their "human property"! The other Belmont Estate in Tobago, owned by Scott Alexander Gordon of Newton (d. 1824) and a family member, is not related to the above described estate, as it was situated in the Northeast division, St John parish. Archival documents record the following: 'Alex. & Nat. Gordon' were the original purchasers on 05/06/1770 of Northeast division (St John parish) Lots no. 35 and 36, which by 1773 were owned, together with Northeast division Lot no. 28 (which had originally been purchased 09/05/1769 by George Guise) by Alexander Gordon alone. Lots nos. 28 and 36 became the Starwood estate, and Lot no. 35 the Belmont estate. Nor should the Belmont estate described above be confused with Belmont, the suburb of Port-of-Spain on the island of Trinidad, which, although was initially a region containing coffee and sugar estates, it did not develop into a village until the British had abolished the slave trade in 1807 and the Royal Navy began to patrol the west coast of Africa to prevent slaves being taken to the New World. Many Africans were also freed by patrols at sea and were given an area on the island to settle, which became known as Freetown. After the emancipation of the slaves, in 1838, the settlement flourished, with former labourers turning to find independent employment, and the area rapidly developed into the suburb of Belmont.

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        The Decorative Painters' and Glaziers' Guide; containing the most approved methods of imitating Oak, Mahogany, Maple, Rose, Cedar, Coral ... Art of Staining and Painting on Glass

      Isaac Taylor Hinton, London, 1827. iv, vi, 7-332, 80 plates (plates of marble not found in this copy). Wear to boards, some spotting, book has been used and there are drawings to margins and tear to one page. Feature of this book that plates are mis-numbered and bound in the wrong place but plates are well executed.

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        Transactions of the Royal Asiatic Society of Great Britain and Ireland.

      Sole editions. Three volumes. 4to. Contemporary speckled tan half calf over marbled boards, spines with raised bands, gilt lettered tan and red labels, gilt crest of the Society of Writers to the Signet to the upper boards. 81 engraved and lithographed plates, many folding, 2 with fine contemporary hand colouring. Some rubbing to the spine, neat repairs to the lower joints, a very good set.A rare complete set of this magnificent record of British researches into the cultures, languages and peoples of Asia at the start of the 19th century. The work comprises 92 papers in all plus appendices, finely illustrated throughout, and boasts an impressive roster of contributors including Alexander Burnes, Robert Grindlay, Sir John Malcolm, James Tod et al. Many of the articles relate to India as can be expected, but quite a few focus on the adjacent regions in Burma, China, Tibet and occasionally beyond.

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        "Severin v. Jaroszynski. Abgeschrieben mit einem Nachwort und Anmerkungen versehen für seine Freunde." Aufzeichnungen über die Hinrichtung des Raubmörders Severin von Jaroszinsky. Manuskript (zeitgenössische Abschrift), am Schluß bezeichnet "Münich Philipp Jakob / 1ter Seelsorger in der [!] k. k. prov. Strafhause in Wien". Wohl Wien, bald nach 1827.

      1827. Titel und 29 beschriebene SS. auf 24 Bll., um 1900 mit Bleistift paginiert (1-26). Gr.-4to (ca. 210 x 258 mm). Beilagen. Bislang unbekannter Textzeuge des Münnich'schen Berichts über die letzten Tage des Raubmörders Severin von Jaroszynski, den der "Galgenpater" Münnich, Seelsorger im k. k. Provinzialstrafhaus, vor dessen Hinrichtung betreute. Der russisch-polnische Adlige Jaroszynski (1789-1827), dessen väterliches Erbe ihm jährlich 50.000 polnische Gulden einbrachte, kam erstmals 1826 zur Kur nach Baden. Vor allem wegen seiner Beziehung zur Schauspielerin Therese Krones (1801-30, von Raimund 1821 an das Leopoldstädter Theater engagiert) blieb er in Wien und bezog schließlich eine Wohnung im Trattnerhof. Neben den zahlreichen Geldgeschenken an Krones führte sein ausschweifender Lebenswandel bald dazu, daß "sein Geld zur Neige ging [...] Als ihn noch dazu die Gesandtschaft zur ehesten Rückkehr aufforderte, um über Unregelmäßigkeiten in der Amtskasse Auskunft zu geben, schritt Jaroszynski zu einer Verzweiflungstat" (Deutschmann, S. 66): Am 13. Februar 1827 ermordete er den Abbé und Mathematikprofessor Johann Conrad Blank mit 14 Messerstichen bei einem Besuch in dessen Wohnung, um sich in den Besitz von Obligationen zu bringen, die er noch am selben Tag für 5398 Gulden veräußerte. Drei Tage nach der Tat wurde er ausgeforscht und nach langem Verhör am 11. Juli zum Tod durch den Strang verurteilt. Am 30. August wurde er vor 20.000 Schaulustigen bei der Spinnerin am Kreuze gehenkt; der Seelsorger Münnich begleitete ihn und hielt anschließend die Predigt. - Münnichs Bericht, dessen Veranlassung bis heute nicht vollständig geklärt ist (vgl. Ammerer, S. 171), ist neben dem vorliegenden in sechs weiteren Manuskripten bekannt. Eines gelangte 2009 durch dieses Antiquariat in deutschen Privatbesitz, ein weiteres erliegt im Archiv der Stadt Salzburg, vier weitere in der Handschriftensammlung der Wienbibliothek (vgl. ebda., S. 167-169). 2009 legte der Salzburger Historiker Gerhard Ammerer eine Edition vor, nachdem, wie derselbe ermittelt hatte, der Text bereits 1837 "an völlig entlegener Stelle" (ebda., S. 170) im Druck erschienen war (nämlich im 7. Jahrgang des Grimmaer Journals "Unser Planet"). Ob es sich bei einer der sechs Handschriften "um den Archetyp handelt, [ist n]icht zu entscheiden", doch erschien das Salzburger Manuskript dem Herausgeber "am ausführlichsten bzw. genauesten" (ebda., S. 170), weswegen er es seiner Edition zugrundelegte. Aufgrund der teils erheblichen Differenzen in Graphie und Textumfang (wie auch einzelner in den meisten Textzeugen variiert vorzufindener Korruptelen, die auf eine schlecht lesbare Vorlage hindeuten) scheint es sich jedoch bei all diesen Überlieferungen um Abschriften zu handeln, während Münnichs Autograph einstweilen verschollen bleibt. Umso bemerkenswerter ist die Tatsache, daß die vorliegende Überlieferung nicht nur vollständig ist, sondern auch verschiedentlich einen besseren Text bietet als das Salzburger Manuskript. So heißt es an der Stelle, an der Jaroszinsky am Strick hinaufgezogen werden soll: "Ich dachte nun über die zu haltende Rede an das Volk, und war davon ganz begeistert, ich achtete nicht darauf, was geredet wurde" (S. 25). Tatsächlich hatte, nach anderen Berichten, der Verurteilte in diesem verzweifelten Moment derbe Verwünschungen gegen den Kaiser ausgestoßen - ein Umstand, den Münnich nicht nur diskret verschweigt, sondern für dessen scheinbare Unkenntnis er auch geschickt eine Erklärung anbietet. Der Salzburger Text hat hier, offensichtlich verderbt: "[I]ch dachte nur an die zu haltende Rede, an das Volk, u. wartete ganz begeistert [!]. Ich achtete nicht darauf, was geredet wurde" (Ammerer, S. 195). Auch der Vorgang der Hinrichtung selbst wird hier etwas ausführlicher und nachvollziehbarer geschildert: Statt "der Henker winkte seinen Knechten, die hinter dem Galgen ließen nach, und Jaroschinsky. - war todt. -" (Salzburg) hat unser Manuskript "[...] die hinter den Galgen ließen nach, die unter den Galgen zogen an, - J... war Tod". - Unsere Überlieferung bezeichnet sich im Titel ausdrücklich als Abschrift; ausschließlich hier findet sich der Hinweis, daß sie für die Freunde des Hingerichteten angefertigt worden sei. Der Titelzusatz "mit einem Nachwort und Anmerkungen versehen" verweist auf redaktionelle Ergänzungen gegenüber Münnichs Urschrift: Mit dem "Nachwort" scheinen allerdings lediglich die drei Briefe Münnichs an Jaroszynskis Angehörige gemeint zu sein, die nicht in allen Kopien enthalten sind (vgl. Ammerer, S. 168), während sich die "Anmerkungen" wohl nur auf zwei erklärende Fußnoten beziehen, die das "Ich" bzw. "mir" im Text als den "Seelsorger" auflösen (S. 5, 12). Auch hier erweist sich die vorliegende Überlieferung als vorzugswürdig; die Salzburger hat an einer der genannten Stellen sinnentstellend "ihm". Vorangestellt sind unserem Text zwei Gellert-Sentenzen, die sich noch am Schluß einer anderen Handschrift finden, deren orthographische Eigenheiten und gelegentliche willkürliche Einschübe (vgl. Ammerer, S. 168) allerdings nicht der vorliegenden entsprechen. - Wie sonst nur die Salzburger gibt unsere Handschrift am Schluß ein Datum an, den "30. September 1827" - ob dies, wie von Ammerer (S. 170) gemutmaßt, das Abfassungsdatum darstellt, kann nicht entschieden werden. Obwohl auch unser Manuskript gegenüber dem Salzburger Text gelegentliche Auslassungen aufweist, bietet es insgesamt einen anscheinend etwas umfangreicheren und an mehreren Stellen vertrauenswürdigeren Text. - Die Seiten 12 und 13 gegeneinander vertauscht. Teils stärker braunfleckig; die Ränder lappig und mit Einrissen, jedoch von den minimalen Randdefekten abgesehen durchgehend tadellos lesbar. - Es liegen bei: 1) Maschinschriftliche Abschrift (21 SS. Folio und 4to; um 1930?), mit rotem Buntstift ohne Vergleich mit der Vorlage redigiert. 2) Zeitungsausschnitt: Hermine Cloeter, "Der Galgenpater", in: Neue Freie Presse v. 22.1.1914; darin die Angabe, es seien von Münnichs Bericht "etwa ein Dutzend Abschriften gemacht und an Freunde des Verfassers verteilt" worden; unter den Besitzern von Exemplaren werden neben der Bibliothek der Stadt Wien noch Hugo Thimig, Fritz Brukner und die Kunsthandlung Heck genannt. 3) Zeitungsausschnitt. "Therese Krones als Zeugin in einem Mordprozeß" (nicht ermittelte Zeitung, 29.4.1924: zur soeben erschienenen Aktenstudie Ludwig Altmanns, "Der Raubmörder Severin von Jaroszynski, Wien u. a. O. 1924). Ferner beiliegend handschriftliche Sammlungsumschläge um 1920 und 1950. Vgl. G. Ammerer, "... die Stunde hat geschlagen..." Leben des Raubmörders Severin von Jaroschinsky in den Aufzeichnungen des Zuchthausgeistlichen und "Galgenpaters" Philipp Jakob Münnich. MÖStA 53 (2009), S. 155-198. W. Deutschmann, Therese Krones und der Raubmörder Severin von Jaroszynski. In: Therese Krones zum 150. Todestag. Kat. der 68. Sonderausstellung des Histor. Museums der Stadt Wien (1980), S. 65-85.

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        The life of Napoleon Buonaparte, Emperor of the French. With a preliminary view of the French revolution. By the author of Waverley, &c. In nine volumes.

      9 vols. Modern half-calf. Unfoxed and unmarked

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        Sketchbook/scrapbook containing drawings by the Princess and other artists, including sketches by William Daniell. [France and England], 1827-1851.

      1827. 13 watercolours and pencil and ink drawings mounted on 60 leaves of white and brown-toned paper. Splendid red morocco binding by Alphonse Giroux of Paris with covers and spine gilt and inlaid (wanting the fore-edge lock). Small oblong folio (340 x 245 mm). Red moirée silk endpapers. All edges gilt. A magificently bound, early album containing sketches by the artistically gifted princess as well as by other artists. It was not until the year of her birth that her father Louis Philippe, the Duke of Orleans (1773-1850), who had had to leave Europe after the French Revolution and spent several years in America, returned to France, where in 1830 he accepted the crown, following the deposition of Charles X. Until the February Revolution of 1848 and his emigration to England he reigned as "King of the French". - The present album contains three unsigned portrait studies in pencil attributable to the princess, probably based on details from an old master painting (possibly a Crucifixion or Lamentation of Christ). In her youth, Clementine is known frequently to have copied details from Dürer, Michelangelo, Leonardo da Vinci, Holbein, and Titian. Two of the present studies are dated "1831", when she was but fourteen years old: among the earliest of her known works, they show off her remarkably developed talent. - Among the other drawings in the album is a watercolour still life with fowl, signed "D. Pedro 1850" and inscribed, "Offert À Son Altesse Royale Madame La Duchesse de Saxe Cobourg Gotha le 3 Juin 1851", while a similar still life is signed "D. Suid [?] fecit / 20 Set. 1850". Other drawings include four pencil sketches by the English painter and engraver William Daniell (1769-1837), who had accompanied his uncle Thomas Daniell to India in 1784 and subsequently produced a wealth of highly regarded landscapes and scenes of Indian life (including work for the famous "Oriental Scenery" volume), many of which are in the Royal collections (cf. Thieme/Becker VIII, 361f.). His signed contributions are two boating scenes (1827, one entitled "Patience in a Punt"), an Indian riverside scene (1827) entitled "The Plantane tree, Bengal", and an "Indian Bull" (1830, inked and watercoloured). Another particularly finely executed watercolour shows a beach scene at Ingouville (in Normandy), dated August 1839 and signed "L. Laurent". In addition, there are three skilled but unsigned pen-and-ink sketches, apparently also by a trained artist, showing a watchman with a shouldered musket, the Falls of Clyde in Scotland ("Chute de la Clyde / Lanarke 11 Juillet 51"), and the profile study of a lady (all but the latter washed in ink). A few torn stubs show the album to have formerly comprised several additional leaves, while the faint nature-printed impressions left by plants between two leaves prove that the album was once also used to preserve botanical mementos. - The princess grew up in the Palais Royale in Paris. In 1843 she was married to Prince August of Saxe-Coburg; in 1861 she would give birth to Prince Ferdinand of Saxe-Coburg, who in 1887 accepted the crown of Bulgaria, against the wishes of the European Powers and indeed those of the house of Coburg. Having long lived under the same roof with the similarly aged Victoria of Kent, later Queen Victoria (1819-1901), Clementine maintained a lifelong correspondence with the Queen of England, and her more than 600 letters are now in the Royal Archive in Windsor. Also the Hoover Institution at Stanford University keeps material from the estate of Princess Clementine within the so-called "Czar Ferdinand I of Bulgaria papers". Her artistic productions have remained enduringly popular: in 1990, one of her pencil drawings ("Etude des chiens") sold for 20,000 Francs (Paris, Tajan, 5 Dec. 1990, lot 23).

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        Researches on the Tenets and Doctrines of the Jeynes and Boodhists; Conjectured To Be the Brachmanes of Ancient India. In Which Is Introduced a Discussion on the Worship of the Serpent in Various Countries of the World

      John Rodwell , 1827 vi, 213 pp. William Francklin (1763 - 1839) was an English orientalist and army officer. A distinguished officer, Francklin also enjoyed considerable reputation as an oriental scholar. In 1786 he made an eight-month tour in Persia, His journal was published as "Observations Made on a Tour from Bengal to Persia in ? 1786-7; With a Short Account of the Remains of the ? Palace of Persepolis," 4to, Calcutta, 1788 (reprinted in vol. ix. of John Pinkerton's "General Collection of Voyages," 4to, 1808, &c.). 2mo, Paris (1797, His next work, "The History of the Reign of Shah-Aulum, the present Emperor of Hindostan. ? With an Appendix," 4to, London, 1798, serves as an important continuation of the Siyar Ul-Mutakherin (View of Modern Times) by Ghulam Husain Tabatabai. (Information courtesy of Wikipedia) Text is clean, tight, somewhat foxed. Pages not cut after p.61. A slot has been removed and repaired from the title page which in other editions reads 'plates.'.This printing contains no plates. Brown cardboard boards with cloth spine and handwritten label are detached but present. . 1st Edition. Hard Cover.

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        Histoire de la Guerre de la Péninsule sous Napoléon, précédée d'un Tableau politique et militaire des puissances belligérantes. Par le Général Foy.

      - Paris, Baudouin Frèrez, 1827, 4 tomos, 21 x 13 cm., holandesa piel de época algo deteriorada por la parte superior de los lomos, retrato grabado + 4 h. + XV + 403 págs. + 2 cartas facsímuiles, una de ellas plegada = 2 h. + 421 págs. + 1 h. + 2 cartas facsímiles plegadas = 2 h. + 406 págs. + 2 cartas facsímiles plegadas = 2 h. + 379 págs. + 2 cartas facsímiles, una de ellas plegada + 1 estado plegado + VI mapas plegados. (Ejemplar completo, incluyendo el atlas al final del Tomo IV. Trata de las campañas en el País Vasco, Cataluña y Madrid. El trabajo del General Foy es comparable con la de Chambray en la campaña de Rusia. Como este último, tomó parte en la historia que cuenta, sirviendo en España desde 1807 y 1814, utilizando numerosos documentos originales). GUERRA DE LA INDEPENDENCIA

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        [Pläne und Ansichten der k. k. Haupt und Residenz Stadt Wien]. [Vienna, 1827].

      1827. 10 lithogr. and coloured plans framed with 14 small views each. Mounted on cloth, with calligr. title on reverse. 510 x 625 mm each. Folded in contemp. marbled portfolio with giltstamped spine title. Large 4to. Complete set of all nine maps of Vienna's districts, also including the historical overview map with the decorative vedutas. As usual, the set lacks the two additional plans with views of the city's principal shops. The maps show today's districts I-IX; the beautiful vedutas, which count among the finest renderings of Biedermeier Vienna, show important squares, buildings, and monuments. - Clean and unbrowned throughout, in brilliant original colour. Nebehay/Wagner III, 775, 1-10. Gilhofer cat. 132 (Topographie Österreichs), 132 (10 ff.). Eckl coll. 772 (10 ff.).

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        Libera regiaque civitas siculica Maros Vasarhely. Targu Mures, [1822-]1827.

      1827. Kupferstich von Samuel Nagy nach Mikolai Tóth Istvan. 415:780 mm. Unter Passepartout. Prachtvolle und großformatige, als Einzelblatt erschienene Gesamtansicht der Stadt Targu Mures (dt. Neumarkt am Mieresch, ungar. Marosvásárhely) in Siebenbürgen. - Bei der in den Jahren 1822-25 entstandenen Ansicht der Stadt aus der Vogelschau handelt es sich um die bis dahin genaueste topographische Aufnahme der Stadt, die bis zum Beginn des 20. Jahrhunderts unübertroffen bleiben sollte. Vorangegangen waren dem vorliegenden Blatt lediglich zwei kleinere und recht ungenaue Veduten von 1736 bzw. 1750; die früheste bei Nebehay/Wagner genannte Ansicht der Stadt datiert überhaupt erst von 1840. Die eingedruckte Legende im unteren weißen Rand benennt die wichtigsten Gebäude und Monumente, dazwischen ein Adler das Stadtwappen haltend. - Breitrandig mit umlaufendem Plattenrand und sehr sauber. Minimale Randläsuren außerhalb des Passepartoutausschnittes fachmännisch restauriert. Von größter Seltenheit. Keresztes Gyula. Marosvásárhely látképe és házsorainak képe Mikolai Tóth István rajzai alapján, Milléniumi megemlékezés, Juventus Kiadó, Marosvásárhely, 2000, SS. 230-237.

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        Der hohe Steinberg bei Berchtesgaden.

      Bleistift mit Weißhöhung. Bezeichnet und datiert: \"30. Juni 1827\". 26,6 x 38 cm. Im Vordergrund skizzenhaft, hinten detaillierter ausgeführte Zeichnung der Landschaft am Fuße des Steinbergs und des Watzmanns, im Zentrum des Blattes ein Gehöft. - Provenienz: Sammlung Ernst Rump (vgl. Rump, Lexikon der bildenden Künstler Hamburgs 1912, S. 36; Zeichnung dort erwähnt). - Überwiegend im Rand leicht stockfleckig, Blatt etwas unregelmäßig beschnitten. Versand D: 5,00 EUR Faber, Berchtesgaden, Deutschland, Handzeichnungen

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