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        Saggio sopra la vera struttura del cervello e sopra la funzioni del sistema nervoso di Luigi Rolando. Seconda edizione. Sezione seconda

      Presso l'editore Pietro Marietti, 1828. In 8, cm 13,5 x 21, pp. (12) + 404 con 17 tavole fuori testo piu' volte ripiegate incise all'acquaforte e in litografia. Mezza pelle coeva con fregi al dorso. Seconda edizione della seconda parte (su tre), di questo studio basilare sulla struttura anatomica del cervello e sulla neurofisiologia. Pubblicato per la prima volta nel 1809 a Sassari il lavoro venne notevolmente ampliato in questa ponderosa edizione in 3 volumi (l'edizione sassarese si componeva di 96 pp.). Sprengel, Storia della medicina, p. 248. '...Ond'e' che la struttura fibrosa del cervello che i piu' attribuiscono a Gall... che il Cloquet si approprio' con una impudenza straordinaria e' tutta merito di Luigi Rolando...'. ITA

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        ASSURANCE THAT THE FEES INCURRED AT THE BETHLEHEM FEMALE SEMINARY BY AN ORPHANED FLORIDA GIRL WOULD BE PAID IN FULL ONCE HER BENEFACTOR RECEIVED PAYMENT FOR SLAVES SHE HAD LEASED TO A NEARBY FARMER ; Four-page folded letter from Isabelle Gibbs to the Reverend Charles F. Seidel

      St. Augustine, Florida, 1828. Unbound. Very good. This four-page, stampless folded letter measures 15.5" x 9.75" unfolded. It is dated June 18, 1828 and addressed to the Reverend Charles F. Seidel at Bethlehem, Pennsylvania. The cover has scarce oval "St Augustine / E. Flo." postmark in red dated June 19 and a manuscript ".25" indicating the postage rate from mail sent over 400 miles. The letter is complete and intact. Splits have started along some of the folds; and a chip is missing where the wax seal was broken. In this letter to the Bethlehem Female Seminary, Gibbs repeatedly assures that a newly enrolled orphan's bills will be paid using funds her adoptive widowed mother-a friend of Gibbs-receives from hiring out slaves to a local farmer: "We hope Margaret will improve knowing as she does the sacrifice her maternal Friend makes to her own personal comforts for . . . the lasting benefits of her adopted child. . . . Be not uneasy as to prompt payment as the parties concern'd have character & principles & you shall receive your next quarter as soon as the Gent to who the Negroes are hired answers Mr. Gibbs letter. The money & more due to Mrs Ashe & will be remitted to you. Be not mistaken Margaret is born of honest Parents, her Father lost his prudence and fell victim to intemperance. Her mother was one among the pious & died a Triumphing Christian, in these last moments the kind & religious Mrs Ashe receiv'd to her bosom this child. . . . Mrs Ashe would not give an Education unsupported . . . & unless Death removes the Negroes allotted to her she will have sufficient to maintain her. . . . Had you a person in Charleston to receive there payments, they could be more easily be made as our communication with that City is regular by both Water & Land - Also many robberies are committed by mail that from this isolated spot the risque is great. . . . This evening the Gent who employs the Negroes of Mrs Ashe & who lives about 40 miles from here will be written to. . . . Your seminary reciev'd several children from Brooklyn N.Y. with whose Parents I was intimate & this induc'd me to recommend it to Mrs Ashe." The Bethlehem Female Seminary was the first Protestant boarding schools for girls established in what would become the United States and traces its roots back to Countess Benigna Zinzendorf who founded it in 1742. Although it began as an elementary institution, by 1800 it was recognized as one of the finest secondary schools in the country. Its motto was "When you educate a woman, you educate an entire family," and its curriculum included both liberal academics and practical household teachings. Charles F. Seidel served as its director 1822 to 1836. Over time the seminary morphed into several incarnations, and today it is a full-fledge liberal arts college, Moravian College. A scarce document attesting to the generosity of neighbors in East Florida, one of the most remote parts of the early United States, who ensured a quality education for a young white orphan girl using proceeds earned from African-American slave labor. Made all the more desirable by a rarely found St. Augustine postmark.

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        The Gentleman's New Pocket Farrier, Comprising A General Description Of The Noble And Useful Animal, The Horse; Together With The Quickest And Simplest Mode Of Fattening; Necessary Treatment While Undergoing Excessive Fatigue, Or On A Journey; The Construction And Management Of Stables; Different Marks For Ascertaining The Age Of A Horse, From 3 To 9 Years.-. Also, A Concise Account Of The Diseases To Which The Horse Is Subject; With Such Remedies As Long Experience Has Proved To Be Effectual. Fourth Edition, Enlarged And Improved. To Which Is Added An Appendix, Containing Observations And Receipts For The Cure Of Most Of The Common Distempers Incidnt To Horses, Oxen, Cows, Calves, Sheeps, Lambs, Swine, Dogs... (Earliest American Stud Book)

      Richmond: Peter Cottom, 1828. 1st Edition 1st Printing. Hardcover. Good. Five Plates; Illustrations In Text. . 300 Pp. Original Full Sheep, Original Black Morocco Spine Label "Mason's Farrier Improved" In Gilt, With Gilt Rules. Fourth Edition, The First With The Virginia Stud Book, The First American Stud Book (On Pp 268-300). Binding Worn, Covers Professionally Reattached With New Cords. Name Ephraim Bennett (?) On Rear Endpaper, With Additional Word "Dixsheimunges (??) Below. Rare.

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        EDELSTEIN-KUNDE

      J.G.Heubner, Wien 1828 - Small 8vo.pp.viii. 125 pages with 1 engraved plate and 1 folding table. First and only edition of one of the rarest works on precious stones. All the essential facts about gemstones are stated in the book as well as twelve letters to two German princesses and anecdotes highlighting the experience of jewellers. Deals with the properties and identification methods of diamonds and other gemstones, birthstones, cutting styles, qualities of cut gems and so on. The folding table, 25.5cms x 19.5 cms lists properties of gemstones from diamonds to peridots. The book shows varying degrees of foxing and age-toning but overall both the covers and the text block are in very good condition for age. Very scarce to find a copy of this bijou of a book edging towards its 200th anniversary in this condition. Real collectors item, competitively priced. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Valuable Sugar Plantations St Kitts Particulars of two valuable freehold estates in the parish of St Paul in the island of St Christopher consisting of two sugar plantations containing nearly four hundred acres of very fine cane pasture and mountain land with two windmills and other requisite building two dwelling houses two hundred and sixty seven negroes

      Folio. 4pp. Final leaf a docket title. A fine copy with manuscript annotations in ink. London, Printed by T. Brettell,

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        RELACION de la Entrada de los Reyes nuestros Señores en la Ciudad de Barcelona, la mañana del 4 de diciembre de 1827, y de los demas festejos públicos, que tributó á SS. MM. La junta de Reales obsequios, en nombre y representacion de dicha ciudad.

      (Barcelona), En la Imprenta de la Vuida de D. Augustin Roca, 1828. - in-8. 25pp. (1p.blanche). 10pp. 3ff. 8 planches dépliantes. Pleine basane marbrée, dos lisse orné de petits fleurons dorés, tranches jaunes, gardes de papier marbré (reliure de l'époque, mors fendus aux extrémités). Edition Originale de cet ouvrage curieux et richement illustré relatant les festivités données en l'honneur de la venue du roi Ferdinand VII et de son épouse Josefa Amalia à Barcelone. La seconde partie, "Mascara real", donne le détail des trois tableaux allégoriques qui furent représentés la nuit du 6 janvier 1828, chacun illustrés d'une planche lithographiée. Les planches de la première partie représentent l'arrivée des souverrains, ainsi que les installations architecturales réalisées à leur intention. Toutes les lithographies, témoignages des débuts de l'utilisation de ce procédé en Espagne, sont dues à Montfort, d'après des dessins de Planella, Antonio Ferran et F. Ferreras. Antoni Monfort est connu pour être l'un des pionniers de la lithographie en Espagne. Il obtint notamment en 1824 la libéralisation du procédé en faisant supprimer le privilège exclusif que la veuve Brusi s'était vu concéder pour utiliser cette technique, avant d'ouvrir un atelier réputé en 1825. Petites déchirures marginales et sans gravité aux planches. Très bon exemplaire. Sur les débuts de la lithographie en Catalogne, cf. Pilar Vélez, "La Litografia a Catalunya de 1815 a 1855". [Attributes: First Edition]

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        Sporting Idealities.

      London S.W.Fores 1828 - First edition. 4to. 8 etchings on 4 folded sheets mounted on stubs, 2 with faces highlighted in red; some light offsetting. Old boards with later manuscript label to upper cover, plate 5 with small blemish to blank portion. A rare series of humorous designs with impeccable provenance. The titles are: An Essay on Hunting; Easter Monday--to Wit; A flattering idea; Not so flattering; Ides [sic] of satisfaction; Ideas of pioneers; Cockney sportsmen on a strong scent; Jemmy Green buying an unter. Schwerdt II p.174. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Capua Vetere o sia descrizione di tutti i monumenti di Capua Antica e particolarmente del suo nobilissimo anfiteatro

      Tipografia di Luigi Nobile, Napoli 1828 - InÂ16 (cm 13 x 20), pp. (2) + XI + (1b) + 335 + (1b) + 2 fogli finali (4 pp.) con errore di numerazione delle pagine 137-138-139-140. Due tavole finali incise all'acquaforte piu' volte ripiegate disegnate da Gaetano Romano eÂincise da Gennaro Aloja raffigurantiÂun ordine di arcate dell'AnfiteatroÂe un'iscrizione e la piantaÂdell'Anfiteatro. Legatura coeva in mezza pelle con danno riparato al piatto anteriore. Fioriture alle pagine.ÂEdizione originale, poco comune, di quest'opera storica su Capua Vetere. Lozzi I, 1o66; Cat. Lubrano, n.505; Borroni Il Cicognara, n.4753; Artigliere, n.841. ITA

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        A Narrative of an Ascent to the Summit of Mont Blanc.

      [London:] printed for Benjamin Hawes, Junior, by Arthur Taylor,, 1828. Made during the Summer of 1827 by Mr. William Hawes and Mr. Charles Fellows. Quarto (240 x 180 mm). Contemporary cross-grain green morocco (binder's blanks watermarked 1831), spine lettered and decorated in gilt, concentric gilt panelling to side, elaborate arabesque cornerpieces and central armorial device gilt, all edges gilt, red-brown coated endpapers, bound brown satin page-marker. Lithographic frontispiece of comparative mountain heights, plate of Saussure's ascent, folding facsimile letter. Neat monogram "GHM" inked to front pastedown. Morocco expertly refurbished, a few spots to frontispiece and facsimile, Saussure plate slightly foxed. An excellent copy. First and only edition. Presentation copy on large paper of this cornerstone of mountaineering literature, inscribed "With William Hawes [sic] compliments to [effaced] Louis Miéville" on the title-page, extremely uncommon with the plate of comparative mountain heights and of Saussure's ascent: Neate implies that copies were issued with either one or the other; in the few copies traced in commerce with both plates, the Saussure plate is usually trimmed and mounted, or otherwise evidently supplied, neither being the case in the present copy. Hawes (1805-1885), the son of a wealthy soap-manufacturer, and Fellows (1799-1860), who went on to become a noted archaeologist, made their ascent in July 1827, pioneering the Corridor Route to the summit, which remained standard for 30 years. Hawes's brother Benjamin, a noted Whig politician, compiled his account from William's notes and had it printed privately "in order to gratify the inquiries of numerous friends … and it is hoped it will be acceptable to those whom alone it is intended" (Preface). It is considered "among the first examples of pure mountaineering literature, in that the climbing was pursued for its own sake and not in any spirit of scientific enquiry" (National Library of Scotland), alongside Fellows's own account, which was published the same year under an identical title. The recipient of this copy was Swiss-born collector Jean-Louis Miéville (1808-1897), who built a noted picture collection which included several Old Masters, and which was sold at Christie's in 1899. The binding, which includes his gilt-stamped crest of an armoured bust and feathers, is a charming example of deluxe late-Georgian handiwork.

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        Proverbes dramatiques. - Nouveaux proverbes dramatiques

      A. Sautelet & Cie pour les 6 premiers volumes, A. Mesnier pour les tomes 7, 8 et 9, Aimé André & Ladrange pour le dernier 1828 - - A. Sautelet & Cie pour les 6 premiers volumes, A. Mesnier pour les tomes 7, 8 et 9, Aimé André & Ladrange pour le dernier, Paris 1828-1836, 12,5x21,5cm, 10 volumes reliés. - Cinquième édition pour les "Proverbes dramatiques" et édition originale pour les "Nouveaux proverbes dramatiques". Reliures en demi basane verte, dos lisses très légèrement éclaircis ornés de quintuples filets dorés, filets et pointillés dorés en têtes et en queues, petites traces de frottements sans gravité sur certains dos, pièces de titre et de tomaison de basane marine, un minuscule trou en pied d'un mors du tome 8, plats de cartonnage gaufré vert ornementés d'entrelacs estampés à froid, très légères épidermures sans aucune gravité sur certains plats, quelques coins émoussés, gardes et contreplats de papier à la cuve, reliures uniformes de l'époque. Ouvrages illustrés de gravures hors-texte. Quelques petites rousseurs. Agréable et rare ensemble établi en reliure uniforme de l'époque. [AUTOMATIC ENGLISH TRANSLATION FOLLOWS] Fifth edition of the "dramatic Proverbs" and first edition for "New proverbs dramatic." Binders half green sheepskin, smooth back slightly thinned adorned quintuple gilt fillets and dotted gilded heads and tails, small traces of friction without gravity back on some parts of title and volume number sheepskin navy, a tiny hole Length of joints Volume 8, flat green cardboard embossed ornate tracery stamped cold, very light scuffs without gravity on some boards, a few corners bumped, guards and contreplats of handmade paper, uniform bindings of time. Illustrated books of engravings hors-texte. Some small foxing. Nice and rare collection established in uniform contemporary binding. --- Please note that the translation in english is done automatically, we apologize if the formulas are inaccurate. Contact us for any information! [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Neues historisches Wappenbuch der Stadt Zürich. Nach den besten Quellen bearbeitet. Beigebunden: Die Gotteshäuser Maria Einsiedeln und Wettingen - Beitrag zum neuen historischen Wappenbuche der Stadt Zürich mitgetheilt von R. R. [Rudolf Rahn].

      Kl.4, lithogr. Fronti., ca. 120 Bl. (Beschreibung), XLVI farb. lithogr. Taf. (552 Wappen) je 1 Bl. pro. Taf., VI Tafeln der Varianten (83 Wappen), HLdr. d. Zeit gold- u. blindgeprägt. (Rücken unter Nutzung des alten Rückens fachgerrecht erneuert), Rundumgoldschnitt., Kanten etwas berieben, Spuren eines abgeösten Exlibris a. Vors., min. stockfleckig, 11 Tafeln mit grösser werdenen Fleck am rechten Aussensteg (Wappen nicht betroffen), Tafel 33 druch Kopie ersetzt - brauchbares Exemplar. (Barth 9934). Erstausgabe. Farbendruck von C. Knüsel. Typendruck von P. Walder & Sohn. - Johann Egli (1828-1870), Lithograph von Herrliberg, studierte in München bevor er 1860 seine Lithographische Anstalt in Zürich eröffnete.

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        Entretenimientos de un prisionero en las provincias del Río de la Plata por el Barón de Juras Reales siendo fiscal de S. M. en el reino de Chile

      Imprenta de José Torner, Barcelona 1828 - " 2 vols. Encuadernación en pasta española de época. 1 grabado en el frontis de cada volumen + 3 grabados fuera de texto. (18,5 x 13 cm.). PRIMERA EDICIÓN, "muy rara" (Palau). Esta obra comprende catorce disertaciones tomadas por El Barón de Juras Reales de las Cartas mejicanas de su tío, Benito María Moxó y de Francoli (1763-1816). "Un preciado grupo de disertaciones sobre la historia y los nativos del Nuevo Mundo, escrita por Don Benito María Moxó, Arzobispo de Charcas, cuyas notas cayeron en las manos de su sobrino, y fueron impresas por el último bajo su propio nombre sin un suficiente reconocimiento. Juras Reales fue un oficial español que fue capturado por los Patriotas, y soportó seis años de encarcelamiento en América del Sur luego de la Revolución" (Sabin). Hay cuantiosa información sobre los indios mexicanos, en particular sobre los Tarascanos, con secciones acerca de la música, la pintura, las costumbres, las prácticas religiosas, etc. El apéndice consiste en un discurso de Moxó de 1807 sobre las invasiones inglesas a Buenos Aires: "Una fervorosa defensa de los indios y sus cualidades y de su antigua civilización y, al mismo tiempo, justificación de la obra de España". Música, pinturas y costumbres de los Indios Mexicanos. " " First edition, "muy rara" (Palau). This work comprises fourteen "disertaciones" taken by El Baron de Juras Reales from Cartas mejicanas of his uncle, Benito Maria Moxó y de Francoli (1763-1816) "A valuable set of dissertations upon the natives and history of the New World, written by Don Benito Maria de Moxó, Archbishop of Charcas, whose papers fell into the hands of his nephew, and were printed by the latter under his own name without sufficient acknowledgement. Juras Reales was a Spanish official who was captured byf the Patriots, and underwent six years imprisonment in South America aftenr the Revolution" (Sabin). There is much information on the Mexican Indians, particularly the Tarascans, with sections on music, painting, customs, religious practices and so forth. The appendix consists of a speech made by Moxó in 1807 on the English invasion of Buenos Aires. "Una fervorosa defensa de los indios y sus cualidades y de su antigua civilización y, al mismo tiempo, justificación de la obra de España". Music, paintings & customs of the Mexican Indians " 2vols. volumen(es)/volume(s) varias pp páginas [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        NEW YORK

      Philadelphia: Published by A. Finley, 1828. Folding pocket map, 13 3/4 x 19 1/4 inches, with full period color. Bound into contemporary 16mo. gilt-stamped limp brown leather boards. Boards rubbed and lightly stained. Sales label for Finley's company, listing several newly published maps, affixed to front pastedown. Small separations at a few map joints. Light tanning, but overall very good. A scarce and attractive pocket map of New York State published by Anthony Finley and engraved by J.H. Young and Company. Finley's first pocket map of New York appeared in 1824 and was followed by a second edition, dated 1825, included in Finley's A NEW AMERICAN ATLAS (1826). There are other editions dated 1826 and 1827, all apparently with insets showing the levels of the Erie Canal and population or statistical tables. The present edition appears to be a variant, lacking the insets. This edition is not in Rumsey or Phillips. OCLC locates a total of five copies. OCLC 49870279, 8444218.

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        Pompéi -

      de l'imprimerie française 1828 -, Naples - 1 In-12 Reliure demi-veau vert glacé. Dos lisse avec 2 frises dorées et titre doré. Intérieur avec minimes rousseurs claires. En bon état Bien complet des 6 gravures hors texte. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        The Book of Common Prayer and Administration of the Sacraments.

      Clarendon Press, Oxford 1828 - Nineteenth century Book of Common Prayer. Octavo, bound in contemporary red morocco, engraved throughout, including portraits, illustrations, page borders, with volvelle on the Circular Table, marbled endpapers, all edges gilt. In very good condition, rebacked. The Book of Common Prayer was created out of Thomas Cranmer's desire for a liturgical text that all of Europe's Protestant, English-speaking churches could agree on. Its magisterial liturgical language is, "as a source of spiritual inspiration for most Englishmen second only to the Bible" (PMM 75). The Book of Common Prayer was first issued in 1549 during the reign of Edward VI and revised through the reign of Mary I, James II, and ending significantly in 1832. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Thirteen important papers by Gauss contained in five volumes of Commentationes societatis regiae scientiarum Gottingensis: 'Disquisitio de elementis ellipticis palladis ex oppositionibus annorum 1803, 1804, 1805, 1807, 1808, 1809' (pp. 26) & 'Summatio quarumdam serierum singularium' (pp. 40) (Vol. I); 'Disquisitiones generales circa seriem infinitam etc.' (pp. 46) & 'Theoria attractionis corporum sphaeroidicorum ellipticorum homogeneorum methodo noua tractata' (pp. 24) & 'Observationes cometae secundi a. 1813 in observatorio Gottingensi factae ad nonnullis adnotationibus circa calculum orbitarum parabolicarum' (pp. 11) (Vol. II); 'Methodus nova integralium valores per approximationem inveniendi' (pp. 39-78) & 'Demonstratio nova altera theorematis omnem functionem algebraicam rationalem integram unius variabilis in factores reales primi vel secundi gradus resolvi posse' (pp. 107-134) & 'Theorematis de resolubilitate functionum algebraicarum integrarum in factores reales demonstratio tertia. Supplementum commentationis praecedentis' (pp. 135-142) (Vol. III); 'Theorematis fundamentalis in doctrina de residuis quadraticis demonstrationes et ampliationes novae' (pp. 3-20) & Determinatio attractionis, quam in punctum quodvis positionis datae execeret planeta, si eius massa per totam orbitam, ratione temporis, quo singulae partes describuntur, uniformiter esset dispertita' (pp. 21-48) (Vol. IV); 'Theoria residuorum biquadraticorum, Commentatio prima' (pp. 27-56) & 'Supplementum theoriae combinationis observationum erroribus minimis obnoxiae' (pp. 57-98) & 'Disquisitiones generales circa superficies curvas' (pp. 99-146) (Vol. VI).

      Göttingen: Dieterich, 1811, 1813, 1816, 1820, 1828. First editions, journal issues, of thirteen important papers by Gauss, including works on the fundamental theorem of algebra, number theory, hypergeometric functions, approximation theory, differential geometry, gravitation, and celestial mechanics. "Gauss ranks, together with Archimedes and Newton, as one of the greatest geniuses in the history of mathematics" (Printing & the Mind of Man, p. 155). "In his first years at Göttingen, Gauss experienced a second upsurge of ideas and publications in various fields of mathematics. Among the latter were several notable papers inspired by his work on the tiny planet Pallas, perturbed by Jupiter [including Disquisitio de elementis ellipticis palladis]; Disquisitlones generates circa seriem infinitam, an early rigorous treatment of series and the introduction of the hypergeometric functions, ancestors of the "special functions" of physics; Methodus nova integralium valores per approximationem invenlendi, an important contribution to approximate integration; ... and Determinatio attractionis quam in punctum quodvis positionis datae exerceret planeta si eius massa per totam orbitam ratione temporis quo singulae partes describuntur uniformiter esset dispertita, which showed that the perturbation caused by a planet is the same as that of an equal mass distributed along its orbit in proportion to the time spent on an arc. At the same time Gauss continued thinking about unsolved mathematical problems ... By 1817 Gauss was ready to move toward geodesy ... the period of preoccupation with geodesy was in fact one of the most scientifically creative of Gauss's long career. Already in 1813 geodesic problems had inspired his Theoria attractionis corporum sphaeroidicorum ellipticorum homogeneorum methodus nova tractata, a significant early work on potential theory ... Surveying problems also motivated Gauss to develop his ideas on least squares and more general problems of what is now called mathematical statistics. The result was the definitive exposition of his mature ideas in the Theoria combinationis obseruationum erroribus minimis obnoxiae (with supplement) [only the supplement present in the offered volumes] ... However, the crowning contribution of the period, and his last breakthrough in a major new direction of mathematical research, was Disquisitiones generates circa superficies curvas, which grew out of his geodesic meditations of three decades and was the seed of more than a century of work on differential geometry" (DSB). Gauss's first great work was his doctoral thesis, Demonstratio Nova Theorematis Omnem Functionem Algebraicam Rationalem Integram unius Variabilis in Factores Reales Primi vel Secundi Gradus resolvi posse (1799), in which he gave the first rigorous proof of the fundamental theorem of algebra. This theorem, which states that every algebraic equation in one unknown has a root, was stated by Albert Girard, Descartes, Newton, and Maclaurin. Attempts at a proof were made by d'Alembert, Euler, and Lagrange, but Gauss was the first to furnish a rigorous demonstration. However, Gauss's proof of 1799, which used geometric notions, was itself not completely rigorous (its gaps were not completely filled until 1920), and Gauss himself was not satisfied with it. In 1816 he published two further proofs, Demonstratio nova altera theorematis omnem functionem algebraicam rationalem integram unius variabilis in factores reales primi vel secundi gradus resolvi posse and Theorematis de resolubilitate functionum algebraicarum integrarum in factores reales demonstratio tertia. The first of these is almost strictly algebraic, but it is not really complete as it presupposes that every real equation of odd degree has a real root and that every quadratic equation with complex coefficients has two complex roots. The third proof is easier but uses calculus. Two of the papers in these volumes deal with analysis (i.e., calculus). Disquisitlones generales circa seriem "has several claims to fame: it considers x as a complex variable; and it contains the earliest rigorous argument for the convergence of a power series and a study of the behaviour of the function at a point on the boundary of the circle of convergence, as well as a thorough examination of continued fraction expansions for certain quotients of hypergeometric functions" (Gray, Linear Differential Equations and Group Theory from Riemann to Poincaré (2010), p. 5). In Methodus nova integralium valores per approximationem inveniendi, Gauss introduced new quadrature (i.e., integration) formulas with a degree of accuracy considerably improved as compared with the Newton-Cotes formula. The latter formula gives an approximate value for the integral of a function over an interval in terms of the values of the function at the intermediate points obtained by dividing the interval into n equal parts. Gauss asked what could be accomplished if these intermediate points were available as parameters to be chosen? He answered this question completely, leading to the so-called Gauss quadrature formula. He showed that if these division points are taken to be the roots of a Legendre polynomial of degree n, the quadrature formula is exact for the integration of polynomials of degree up to 2n - 1. In fact, Gauss did not use Legendre polynomials in his proof, he used his hypergeometric function instead (which contain the Legendre polynomials as a special case). "Gauss's method is not only elegant but it differs from the more modern approaches in that he arrives at his result from first principles, and not, as is now done, by showing how the result follows from properties of Legendre's polynomials" (Goldstine, A History of Numerical Analysis (1977), p. 225)." Three of the papers deal with gravitation and celestial mechanics. "Gauss used the method of least squares to determine the orbit of Ceres in 1801 just after the discovery of the planet by Piazzi. When a second minor planet, Pallas, was later discovered by Olbers, Gauss again set about determining its precise orbit, and he explained his approach in a memoir dated 1810 [Disquisitio de elementis ellipticis palladis]. Starting from six observations made when the planet was in opposition -- and so close to the Earth -- Gauss obtained 12 equations between 6 unknowns (the mean anomaly, the mean diurnal movement, the longitude of the perihelion, the eccentricity, the longitude of the node, the inclination). After obtaining an approximate solution, he determined 12 linear equations that must satisfy corrections to be made to the 6 unknowns. Rejecting the tenth because it was too imprecise on account of the observation, he used 11 equations from which he derived 6 normal equations and finally 6 corrections. In order to make it easier to deal with the algebraic solution of the system formed by the normal equations, Gauss made certain remarks at the end of the Theory of the Movement of Celestial Bodies (1809) which he developed in his Memoir on the minor planet Pallas (1810), and then in the second part of the Theory of the Combination of Observations which appeared in 1823 [the penultimate paper offered here]. These remarks remind us of what is now called, in linear algebra, Gaussian elimination, or the Gauss pivot method, and the transformation of a quadratic into quadratic form, that is into a sum of squares, which produces a diagonal matrix" (Chabert, A History of Algorithms (1999), p. 291). "In 1810, in his Disquisitio de Elementis ellipticis Palladis, Gauss sets out to determine details ('elliptical elements') about the orbit of Pallas, the second-largest asteroid of the solar system. He obtains a system of linear equations in six unknowns, where not all equations can be satisfied simultaneously. Hence he needs to determine values for the unknowns that will minimize the total squared error. Instead of merely solving the problem at hand, Gauss digresses and introduces a method for dealing with such systems of linear equations in general" (Althoen & McLaughlin, 'Gauss-Jordan reduction: a brief history,' The American Mathematical Monthly 94 (1987), p. 134). In Determinatio attractionis, Gauss's astronomical work led to different mathematical ideas. In this paper he showed that the gravitational attraction due to a planet is the same as that of an equal mass distributed along its orbit in proportion to the time spent on an arc, and that the attraction caused by such a 'Gaussian ring' could be expressed in terms of elliptic integrals. He related the evaluation of these integrals to the 'arithmetic-geometric mean'. This was the only work he published on elliptic integrals (although much more remained in manuscript and was published after his death). Theoria attractionis corporum sphaeroidicorum ellipticorum homogeneorum methodus nova tractate, which is arguably the first work in potential theory, contains the first indication of what was later called the 'divergence theorem', which relates integrals over a volume in three-dimensional space with integrals over its bounding surface. "The contributions Gauss's paper makes are twofold: first, the idea of the surface of a body and its general local infinitesimal area, and secondly, the process of lines entering and exiting from the surface. These two concepts remained long after the rest of the paper had been forgotten" (Harman, Wranglers and Physicists (1985), pp. 114-5). The divergence theorem was proved in complete generality by George Green in 1828. The number-theoretic papers in these volumes all relate to the law of quadratic reciprocity, which Gauss privately referred to as the Aureum Theorema (Golden Theorem). This was discovered by Euler in 1783 but the first proof was given by Gauss in his Disquisitiones arithmeticae (1801). In Theorematis fundamentalis in doctrina de residuis quadraticis demonstrationes et ampliationes novae Gauss provided his fifth and sixth proofs which are particularly important since, as Gauss explains in the introduction to this work, the techniques they employ ('Gauss's lemma' and 'Gauss sums,' respectively) can be applied to the study of cubic and biquadratic reciprocity. Gauss sums were studied in his Summatio quarumdam serierum singularium. "Gauss' fifth proof of the quadratic reciprocity is Gauss' most elementary proof of the quadratic reciprocity law... for which Gauss has given altogether eight proofs, six of which were published, and two more were found in his papers after his death. The fifth proof was published in 1818, together with the sixth proof, under the title Theorematis Fundamentalis in Doctrina de Residuis Quadraticis Demonstrationes et Ampliationes Novae. But Gauss found it probably already between 1807 and 1808... [it is] based on Gauss' lemma" (Laudal & Piene, The legacy of Niels Henrik Abel (2004), p. 276). "The sixth and last of Gauss' published proofs of the law of quadratic reciprocity was published in 1818... He mentions in the introduction to this paper that for years he had searched for a method that would generalize to the cubic and biquadratic case and that finally his untiring efforts were crowned with success... The purpose of publishing this sixth proof, he states, was to bring to a close that part of the higher arithmetic dealing with quadratic residues and to say, in a sense, farewell..." (Ireland & Rosen, A classical introduction to modern number theory (1998), p. 76). The attempt to generalize quadratic reciprocity for powers higher than the second was one of the main goals that led nineteenth century mathematicians, including Gauss, Dedekind, Dirichlet, Eisenstein, Hilbert, Jacobi and Kummer to the study of general algebraic number fields; notably, Kummer invented 'ideal numbers' in order to state and prove higher reciprocity laws. The ninth in the list of 23 unsolved problems which David Hilbert proposed to the International Congress of Mathematicians in 1900 asked for the "Proof of the most general reciprocity law for an arbitrary number field." The first steps were taken by Gauss himself in Theoria residuorum biquadraticorum [of which the first part appears in this collection - a second part appeared in Vol. VII]. In this paper Gauss stated (but did not prove) the law of biquadratic [i.e., quartic] reciprocity. The last paper in the collection is the most important, Disquisitiones generales circa superficies curvas. The most important result of this masterpiece in the mathematical literature is the Theorema egregium" (Zeidler, Quantum Field theory III. Gauge Theory (2013), p. 15). "A decisive influence on the entire course of development of differential geometry was exerted by the publication of [this] paper of Gauss... It was this paper, carefully polished and containing a wealth of new ideas, that gave this area of geometry more or less its present form and opened a large circle of new and important problems whose development provided work for geometers for many decades" (Kolmogorov & Yushkevitch, Mathematics of the 19th century: Geometry. Analytic Function Theory (1996), p. 7). The Theorema egregium shows that a certain measure of how curved a surface is (now called its Gaussian curvature) is 'intrinsic,' i.e. can be determined by measurements made only on the surface and without reference to the ambient three-dimensional space. "Gauss' Theorema egregium had an enormous impact on the development of modern differential geometry and modern physics culminating in the principle 'force equals curvature'. This principle is basic for both Einstein's theory of general relativity on gravitation and the Standard Model in elementary particle physics" (Zeidler, p. 16). Gauss also shows that certain other features of a surface, such as its geodesic lines (the shortest paths), are intrinsic. A second major result contained in the present paper, which perhaps had even greater ramifications in mathematics than the Theorema egregium, is a version of what is now known as the Gauss-Bonnet theorem. Gauss showed that the total Gaussian curvature of the interior of a triangle on a surface with geodesic sides is the amount by which the sum of the angles of the triangle exceeds its Euclidean value π. This result was generalized by Pierre-Ossian Bonnet in 1848 and by many later mathematicians, and served as the prototype of results linking the local geometry of a space (e.g. its curvature) with its 'topology' (its overall shape), a theme which pervades much of 20th century mathematics. Remarkably, Gauss describes at the end of the present work some measurements he has made to verify the Gauss-Bonnet theorem. He tells us that he has measured the angles of a triangle, the greatest side of which was more than 15 miles, and found that the sum of the angles of the triangle is greater than two right-angles by almost 15 seconds of arc, in agreement with the theorem as it applies to the surface of the Earth. The discovery that some important geometrical properties of a surface are intrinsic suggested that a surface should be treated as a space with its own geometry; this is the idea that was taken up and generalized to higher dimensions by Riemann in his Habilitationsschrift. "In his approach to differential geometry, Riemann used ideas from Carl Friedrich Gauss's theory of surfaces, but liberated them from the restriction of being embedded in (three-dimensional) Euclidean space. He started from a determination of the length of a line element as a positive-definite quadratic differential form to derive further notions depending on metrics, in particular that of the geodesic line. Moreover, he introduced the sectional curvature of an infinitely small surface element, derived from the Gaussian curvature of the associated finite surface inside the manifold, which is generated by all geodesic lines starting in the surface element" (Companion Encyclopedia, p. 928).  Many, and possibly all, of these papers were also issued in offprint form, although most of them are extremely rare. While in many cases offprints were published later than the journal, in this case the offprints probably take precedence. For example, Methodus nova integralium valores per approximationem inveniendi appeared as an offprint in 1815 but in the journal in 1816, and Determinatio attractionis appeared as an offprint in 1818 but in the journal in 1820. 4to (238 x 188 mm), pp. xx, 564 with 17 folding plates (Vol. I); xxiv, 565 with 11 folding plates (Vol. II); pp. xxiv, 564 with 16 folding plates (Vol. III); xxiv, 512 with 18 folding plates (Vol. IV); xxiv, 579 with 24 folding plates (Vol. VI). In vols. I & II, each article is separately-paginated; in vols. III-VI, each section is separately-paginated. Vol. I in contemporary full calf, upper compartment of spine missing, Vol. II, III, IV, and VI in uniform contemporary half-calf. All volumes with old ex-library rubber stamps.

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        The Book of Common Prayer and Administration of the Sacraments.

      Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1828. Nineteenth century Book of Common Prayer. Octavo, bound in contemporary red morocco, engraved throughout, including portraits, illustrations, page borders, with volvelle on the Circular Table, marbled endpapers, all edges gilt. In very good condition, rebacked. The Book of Common Prayer was created out of Thomas Cranmer's desire for a liturgical text that all of Europe's Protestant, English-speaking churches could agree on. Its magisterial liturgical language is, "as a source of spiritual inspiration for most Englishmen second only to the Bible" (PMM 75). The Book of Common Prayer was first issued in 1549 during the reign of Edward VI and revised through the reign of Mary I, James II, and ending significantly in 1832.

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        A Memoir of the Life and Ministry of Ann Freeman, a Faithful Servant of Christ, compiled from her Diary and Letters by Henry Freeman.

      1828 - Second edition. 8vo., original maroon cloth, printed paper label to the spine, recently re-backed in red buckram, new endpapers, uncut. London, Darton and Harvey. Inscribed on the original front free endpaper 'Charlotte Christy from her affectionate friend Elisabeth Fry. 1st No 1828'. An important Quaker text, inscribed by a great Quaker to a fellow Quaker. Frymarried into a wealthy north of England family in the cotton business, and took an active part in her husband's business, philanthropical and political affairs. Elizabeth Fry has some claim to being one of Victorian England's most remarkable figures, in an age of remarkable Britons. She made important contributions to Prison reform, help for the homeless, and the improvement of nursing, while caring for her large family - she had 11 children, and had the ear of Queen Victoria, and Robert Peel. After her first visit to Newgate prison, she was appalled by what she saw, and told a fellow Quaker ?All I tell thee is a faint picture of reality; the filth, the closeness of the rooms, the furious manner and expressions of the women towards each other, and the abandoned wickedness, which everything bespoke are really indescribable.? She formed the Association for the Improvement of the Females at Newgate, and was able to transform thecondition of the prison. June Rose wrote in her Quaker Tapestry booklet on Fry 'Through her personal courage and involvement, Elizabeth Fry alerted the nations of Europe to the cruelty and filth in the prisons and revealed the individual human faces behind the prison bars. Her own passionate desire to lead a useful life disturbed the placid, vapid existence of women in Victorian England and changed forever the confines of respectable femininity. The name of Elizabeth Fry broadened the appeal of the Quaker faith . . . Over two hundred years after her birth, she seems a brave and modern woman, battling with the injustices of her time.' [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Mémoires de M. R**, Chevalier de la Légion d'Honneur, officier supérieur de Cavalerie et prévot de la Dalmatie.

      Agen, Imp. de Prosper Noubel 1828 - in-8, IV-145 pp., 1 f. de table, demi-basane brune, dos lisse orné, couv. cons. (rel. postérieure). Dos légt frotté. Edition originale de toute rareté. "Ces mémoires d'un volontaire de 1791 concernent Marengo, L'Italie du Nord (où Rigade servit comme gendarme) et la Dalmatie. Très anecdotique" (Tulard). Ex-libris Marcel Dunan. Tulard, 1243. Manque à la collection d'Huart. [Attributes: First Edition]

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        A Narrative of an Ascent to the Summit of Mont Blanc. Made during the Summer of 1827 by Mr. William Hawes and Mr. Charles Fellows.

      [London:] printed for Benjamin Hawes, Junior, by Arthur Taylor, 1828 - Quarto (240 x 180 mm). Contemporary cross-grain green morocco (binder's blanks watermarked 1831), spine lettered and decorated in gilt, concentric gilt panelling to side, elaborate arabesque cornerpieces and central armorial device gilt, all edges gilt, red-brown coated endpapers, bound brown satin page-marker. Neat monogram "GHM" inked to front pastedown. Morocco expertly refurbished, a few spots to frontispiece and facsimile, Saussure plate slightly foxed. An excellent copy. Lithographic frontispiece of comparative mountain heights, plate of Saussure's ascent, folding facsimile letter. First and only edition. Presentation copy on large paper of this cornerstone of mountaineering literature, inscribed "With William Hawes [sic] compliments to [effaced] Louis Miéville" on the title-page, extremely uncommon with the plate of comparative mountain heights and of Saussure's ascent: Neate implies that copies were issued with either one or the other; in the few copies traced in commerce with both plates, the Saussure plate is usually trimmed and mounted, or otherwise evidently supplied, neither being the case in the present copy. Hawes (1805-1885), the son of a wealthy soap-manufacturer, and Fellows (1799-1860), who went on to become a noted archaeologist, made their ascent in July 1827, pioneering the Corridor Route to the summit, which remained standard for 30 years. Hawes's brother Benjamin, a noted Whig politician, compiled his account from William's notes and had it printed privately "in order to gratify the inquiries of numerous friends and it is hoped it will be acceptable to those whom alone it is intended" (Preface). It is considered "among the first examples of pure mountaineering literature, in that the climbing was pursued for its own sake and not in any spirit of scientific enquiry" (National Library of Scotland), alongside Fellows's own account, which was published the same year under an identical title. The recipient of this copy was Swiss-born collector Jean-Louis Miéville (1808-1897), who built a noted picture collection which included several Old Masters, and which was sold at Christie's in 1899. The binding, which includes his gilt-stamped crest of an armoured bust and feathers, is a charming example of deluxe late-Georgian handiwork. Neate 357. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy]

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        Discorso storico sul testo del Decamerone di messer Giovanni Boccaccio premesso da Ugo Foscolo all'edizione delle cento novelle fatta in Londra

      Lugano: G. Ruggia e C., 1828. 139 pagine. 18x12 cm.Brossura editoriale con bruniture e alcune macchie, piccole mancanze al dorso e minimi difetti ai margini. Una cifra a matta rossa sulla copertina anteriore. Fioriture. Firma di possesso sull'occhietto. [M136] Rarissima prima edizione a se stante di questa celebre opera del Foscolo, pubblicata per la prima volta come premessa all'edizione del «Decamerone» stampata da William Pickering a Londra nel 1825.

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        A Narrative of the Mutiny on Board the Ship Globe, of Nantucket, in the Pacific Ocean, Jan. 1824. and the Journal of a Residence of Two Years on the Mulgrave Islands.

      New London: Wm. Lay and C.M. Hussey, 1828. sep 22 2017. 168 pp. First edition. This important narrative relates the bloody mutiny and murders perpetrated by harpooner and boatsteerer Samuel Comstock, who was himself murdered by natives on Mili Atoll. Lay and Hussey were the only survivors of this incident and were later rescued by Lieut. Paulding of the U.S. schooner "Dolphin." A very good copy bound in original calf, rebacked to match, with red spine label. For a detailed account of this wild adventure I hope you will read my book "Demon of the Waters", now available as a Kindle read on Amazon at https://www./Demon-Waters-Story-Mutiny-Whaleship-ebook/dp/B00J5RH962/ref=tmm_kin_title_0?_encoding=UTF8&qid=&sr=

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        A System of Penal Law for the United States of America: Consisting.

      1828 - "The Most Comprehensive and Enlightened System of Criminal Law that has Ever been Presented to the World" Livingston, Edward [1764-1836]. A System of Penal Law for the United States of America: Consisting of A Code of Crimes and Punishments; A Code of Procedure in Criminal Cases; A Code of Prison Discipline; and A Book of Definitions. Prepared and Presented to the House of Representatives of the United States. Printed by Order of the House of Representatives. Washington, D.C.: Printed by Gales & Seaton, 1828. x, [1], 142, 187, 45, 21 pp. [Bound with] Introductory Report to the Code of Reform and Prison Discipline [New Orleans: Printed by Benjamin Levy, c.1827]. 71 pp. Overall collation: x, 142, 187, 71, 45, 21 pp. Folio (12" x 7-3/4"). Recent period-style three-quarter calf over marbled boards, raised bands, lettering piece, and blind and gilt ornaments to spine, endpapers renewed, hinges reinforced. Moderate toning to text, light foxing to a few leaves, heavier foxing to endleaves. $3,750. * First edition. Livingston's criminal codes for Louisiana and the United States mark an epoch in the broad international movement for penal reform. Profoundly influenced by Bentham, they stressed prevention over vengeance. These codes were never adopted, but they were profoundly influential. "[I]t is probably safe now to say that these Codes embody the most comprehensive and enlightened system of criminal law that has ever been presented to the world. They constitute a thesaurus from which the world has ever since been drawing ideas and principles. The Code of Reform and Prison Discipline is especially striking from its breadth of its view, and in some particulars its wisdom is yet in advance of even the present age" (Hicks). Bound in the correct place, the Introductory Report in our copy is the version printed to accompany the Louisiana Code. The text is identical in both codes; the only difference is the pagination. (The text in the U.S. Code is 51 pp; that of the Louisiana Code is 71 pp.) Hicks, Men and Books Famous in the Law 180. Cohen, Bibliography of Early American Law 10311, 10344. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        EICHSTÄTT., "Eichstaedt". Gesamtansicht. Blick von einer Anhöhe im Süden auf die Stadt mit Resten der alten Mauer, links vorne auf einem Weg ein Hirte mit Ziegen.

      Altkol. Lithographie von Gustav Kraus bei Zach, um 1828, 25 x 40 cm. Vgl. Pressler 170. - Aus der 1829 erschienenen Folge "22 Ansichten bayerischer Städte". Aus dem Verlag von Zach, "zu finden bey Hochwind in München". - Einriss unten rechts sorgfältig geschlossen. Mit breitem Rand, sehr feines Altkolorit. BAYERN, Franken

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        EICHSTÄTT. "Eichstaedt". Gesamtansicht. Blick von einer Anhöhe im Süden auf die Stadt mit Resten der alten Mauer, links vorne auf einem Weg ein Hirte mit Ziegen.

      - Altkol. Lithographie von Gustav Kraus bei Zach, um 1828, 25 x 40 cm. Vgl. Pressler 170. - Aus der 1829 erschienenen Folge "22 Ansichten bayerischer Städte". Aus dem Verlag von Zach, "zu finden bey Hochwind in München". - Einriss unten rechts sorgfältig geschlossen. Mit breitem Rand, sehr feines Altkolorit.

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        \"Eichstaedt\". Gesamtansicht. Blick von einer Anhöhe im Süden auf die Stadt mit Resten der alten Mauer, links vorne auf einem Weg ein Hirte mit Ziegen.

       Altkol. Lithographie von Gustav Kraus bei Zach, um 1828, 25 x 40 cm. Vgl. Pressler 170. - Aus der 1829 erschienenen Folge \"22 Ansichten bayerischer Städte\". Aus dem Verlag von Zach, \"zu finden bey Hochwind in München\". - Einriss unten rechts sorgfältig geschlossen. Mit breitem Rand, sehr feines Altkolorit. Versand D: 6,00 EUR BAYERN, Franken

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        Illustrations of British Entomology; or, a Synopsis of Indigenous Insects; containing their generic and specific distinctions; with an account of their metamorphoses, times of appearance, localities, food, and economy, as far as practicable

      London: Baldwin and Cradock, 1828 A very good copy of the full 11 volume set with supplement, bound in 9 volumes, with 94 (of 95) hand-coloured plates by Curtis and Westwood. The set has been bound in matching green morocco half leather bindings with marbled boards and endpapers. The spines have raised bands and gilt compartments and titles. All are sound and clean, with some degree of scuffing and wear, particularly Mandibulata VII which has a little staining to the front board. Mandibulata Vols I and II bound together. Vol I: tile page 1828 plus title page for Part 1 dated 1827; introduction; 186pp; plate list and errata; 9 plates. Vol II: 1829; 200 pp; plate list and errata; 6 plates. Mandibulata III: 1830; 374pp plate list and errata; 4 plates. Mandibulata IV: 1831; 413 pp; plate list and errata; 4 plates. Mandibulata V: 1832; 364 pp; Appendices and errata to Vols I-V - 365-440; index and plate list; 4 plates. Mandibulata VI: 1835; 240 pp; plate list and errata; 7 plates. Mandibulata VII and Supplement in one Vol. VII: 1835; 310 pp; plate list, advert for Manual of British Beetles, errata; 6 plates. Supplement: 1846; vi; 33 pp; 13 plates. Haustellata Vols I & II bound in one: Vol I: 1828; 151 pp; plate list; 12 plates. Vol II:1829; 202 pp; plate list and errata; 12 plates. Haustellata Vol III: 1829; 336 pp; plate list and errata; 8 plates. Haustellata Vol IV: 1834; 433 pp; postscript, plate list and errata; 9 plates. There is occasional spotting, particularly adjacent to the marbled endpapers, and usually in margins. There is a toned area to pp 266-7 of Mand. Vol III; and some ink marking on pp 276-7 of Mand. VII. The plates are clean with occasional light marking. The first part of Mandibulata was clearly bound later because the page edges are a little grubby. The plate numbers alternate to latin numerals. Vol VII of Mandibulata has an additional plate - plate XXXVII - which is missing from the Plate list and is instead listed in the Supplement. The Supplement lacks plate XLVII. This was Stephens' major work and despite occupying at least 20 years of his time, and considerable resources, was not completed. It is of interest that it contains the first printed reference to Charles Darwin, who sent Stephens some specimens, and was delighted to see his name in print. Please enquire if you would like to see additional images of this work.

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        A System of Penal Law for the United States of America: Consisting..

      1828. "The Most Comprehensive and Enlightened System of Criminal Law that has Ever been Presented to the World" Livingston, Edward [1764-1836]. A System of Penal Law for the United States of America: Consisting of A Code of Crimes and Punishments; A Code of Procedure in Criminal Cases; A Code of Prison Discipline; and A Book of Definitions. Prepared and Presented to the House of Representatives of the United States. Printed by Order of the House of Representatives. Washington, D.C.: Printed by Gales & Seaton, 1828. x, [1], 142, 187, 45, 21 pp. [Bound with] Introductory Report to the Code of Reform and Prison Discipline [New Orleans: Printed by Benjamin Levy, c.1827]. 71 pp. Overall collation: x, 142, 187, 71, 45, 21 pp. Folio (12" x 7-3/4"). Recent period-style three-quarter calf over marbled boards, raised bands, lettering piece, and blind and gilt ornaments to spine, endpapers renewed, hinges reinforced. Moderate toning to text, light foxing to a few leaves, heavier foxing to endleaves. $3,750. * First edition. Livingston's criminal codes for Louisiana and the United States mark an epoch in the broad international movement for penal reform. Profoundly influenced by Bentham, they stressed prevention over vengeance. These codes were never adopted, but they were profoundly influential. "[I]t is probably safe now to say that these Codes embody the most comprehensive and enlightened system of criminal law that has ever been presented to the world. They constitute a thesaurus from which the world has ever since been drawing ideas and principles. The Code of Reform and Prison Discipline is especially striking from its breadth of its view, and in some particulars its wisdom is yet in advance of even the present age" (Hicks). Bound in the correct place, the Introductory Report in our copy is the version printed to accompany the Louisiana Code. The text is identical in both codes; the only difference is the pagination. (The text in the U.S. Code is 51 pp; that of the Louisiana Code is 71 pp.) Hicks, Men and Books Famous in the Law 180. Cohen, Bibliography of Early American Law 10311, 10344.

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        The History Of Painting In Italy, From The Period Of The Revival Of The Fine Arts To The End Of The Eighteenth Century: Translated From The Original Italian Of The Abate Luigi Lanzi. (Six Volumes In Fine Leather Binding)

      London: W. Simpkin And R. Marshall, 1828. 1st Edition 1st Printing. Hardcover. Near Fine. Complete Six Volume Set. Binding By Hayday In Full Calf, Five Bands, Red And Black Morocco Spine Labels, Spine Ornately Gilt, Covers With Blind Stamped Rules With Tooled Embellishments At Corners, All Edges Ornately Gilt. Bindings With Light Rubbing, Hinges Strong, Some Rubbing At Edges, Fraying To Foot Of Spine Of Volume I. Pages Are Clean And Entirely Square And Unworn, Edges Of Page Block With Original Red Color, Polished And Retaining Original Shine, A Little Foxing To Most Title Pages. Small Antique Engraved Bookplates, Unsigned, Elaborate Initials (Eab?), Motto Otium Sine Literis Mors Est.

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        Neues historisches Wappenbuch der Stadt Zürich. Nach den besten Quellen bearbeitet. Beigebunden: Die Gotteshäuser Maria Einsiedeln und Wettingen - Beitrag zum neuen historischen Wappenbuche der Stadt Zürich mitgetheilt von R. R. [Rudolf Rahn].

      Kl.4, lithogr. Fronti., ca. 120 Bl. (Beschreibung), XLVI farb. lithogr. Taf. (552 Wappen) 6 Bl., VI Tafeln der Varianten (83 Wappen), HLdr. d. Zeit gold- u. blindgeprägt. (Rücken fachgerrecht erneuert), Rundumgoldschnitt., Exlibris a. Vors., min. stockfleckig, gutes Exemplar. (Barth 9934). Erstausgabe. Farbendruck von C. Knüsel. Typendruck von P. Walder & Sohn. - Johann Egli (1828-1870), Lithograph von Herrliberg, studierte in München bevor er 1860 seine Lithographische Anstalt in Zürich eröffnete.

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        Salix

      Vienna, Typis viduae Antonii Strauss, 1828 - Large folio (485 x 340 mm), pp. [x] 34, with 105 hand-coloured engraved plates; a large, uncut copy in contemporary marbled boards, binding worn. First edition of this magnificent monograph on willows. The plates are by Johann Ibmayer, who also did the illustrations for the author's work on grasses. It is one of the last great Austrian botanical books stemming from the Jacquin 'golden age' of Imperial patronage. The plates are very much in the 'Jacquin' style, elegantly engraved and highly coloured in watercolours and bodycolours.'It emerges from the foreword to Salix that Host had hiked through 'the provinces of Austria', had examined the willows in their natural surroundings, had cultivated them, and observed them at all seasons.' (H.W. Lack, Garden of Eden p 420). Host was imperial physician to Franz I and Jacquin's successor as director of the Schönbrunn Botanic Gardens, a position he held for over 40 years. A second volume of this work was planned (hence the 'Vol. I' on the title) but never published; the manuscript material for this volume is in the Porträtsammlung of the Nationalbibliothek, Vienna.This work is quite rare, and the only copy to appear at auction in recent years was the De Belder copy (Sotheby's April 27, 1987, n 165, £15,400, resold Christie's, March 17, 1999, n 44, ).Provenance: Title and dedication leaf with with oval stamp 'Siebenbürgischer Verein für Nat. Wiss. Hermannstadt'Nissen BBI 936; Great flower books p. 60; Junk Rara 234; Stafleu and Cowan TL2 3069

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        Le pitture dei filostrati e le statue di Callistrato fatte in volgare per la prima volta . Con le varianti lezioni tratte da Mss. Vaticani

      per la SocietÌÊ Tipografica, Roma 1828 - Senza immagini XXXII + 192 + (4); 230 + (1) p. 2 voll 135x210mm

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        Samueli Thomae Soemmerringio anatomico et physiologo celeberrimo die VII Aprilis, decem lustra post gradum doctoris medicinae et chirurgiae, rite captum felicissime et in summum scientiae emo-lumentum peracti celebranti pia mente gratulatur Ioannes Fridericus Meckelius ? Accedunt tabb. VI.

      Halle, prostat apud L. Voss ex officina Hirschfeldii, 1828 - Large folio (785 x 565 mm), pp [ii, 8] with 6 engraved plates (one with two illustrations printed from two separate plates on one sheet); a couple of small puncture holes in blank margins, a very fresh and clean copy in original publisher's cloth with printed title label.First edition, copy of Rudolf Ludwig Carl Virchow (see below) of this rare work commemorating the 50th anniversary of Soemmerring's doctoral thesis. This monumental anatomical study contains the first publication of a series of outstanding engravings of specimens from Meckel's grandfather's private anatomical museum. They depict finely detailed lympathic vessels in various organs, prepared by using mercury injection. The detail is exceptional and rivals the best of Sommering's own anatomical work. The plates were drawn by Johann Bernhard Gottfried (1716-1789) and engraved by Christian Benjamin Glassbach (1724-1779) of Berlin. The plates were drawn and engraved for the anatomist Johann Friedrich Meckel (1724-1774) (known as 'the Elder' to distinguish him from his more famous grandson, also Johann Friedrich), but never published in his lifetime. He earned his medical doctorate from the University of Göttingen in 1748 with his thesis, Tractatus anatomico physiologicus de quinto pare nervorum cerebri, in which he documented his discovery of the submandibular ganglion. Subsequently, he moved to Berlin, where he worked as a prosector, preparing anatomical specimens for study, and taught classes on midwifery. In 1751 he became a professor of anatomy, botany and obstetrics. During his career, Meckel began an anatomical collection that was continued by his son and grandson. The collection includes mummified parts of the body, organs, skeletons and skulls, zoological as well as human anatomy. The collection also contains teratological specimens, including a complete situs inversus from the eighteenth century.Soemmerring's doctoral jubilee on April 7, 1828 established the Soemmerring prize for the best achievements in physiology, to be granted every four years by the Senckenbergische Naturforschende Gesellschaft in Frankfurt. It was first granted in 1837. Samuel Thomas von Soemmerring was one of those rare geniuses who excel in several, quite different fields. He was the first to draw attention to the white matter of the brain - and in 1809 invented an electrochemical telegraph. He was the most famous German anatomist of the early nineteenth century. His works were characterized by accurate illustrations of considerable artistic merit.Provenance: Rudolf Virchow, 'father of modern pathology' and pioneering cellular biologist, with his memorial booklabel with motto: 'omnia cellula a cellua'OCLC records Chicago, College of Physicians Philadelphia, Wisconson, Yale, and Harvard in North America; one of these records erroneously states 8 plates, but 6 is the correct number

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        RACHEL DYER: A North American Story

      Shirley and Hyde 1828 - 1st edition. A Good copy. 8vo., xx, 21-276 pp. Bound in brown cloth backed tan paper over boards, with title on a paper label on the spine. The spine is well rubbed, with a loss at the crown and foot; joints rubbed thru. Light scattered browning on some signatures. A Good copy of this scarce historical novel.*** John Neal (1793 -1876), born in Portland Maine (then part of Massachusetts) was an author and literary critic. He is credited as being the first American author to employ colloquialism in his writing, breaking with more formal traditions in literature. He was an early women's rights advocate, prohibitionist, temperance advocate, opponent of dueling, accomplished lawyer, boxer, and architect. In RACHEL DYER, Neal describes the Salem Witch trials of the 1690's; using the incidents that occur, the extraordinary phenomena, the 'unnatural' things, witchcraft, violence and death, to form the landscape. He emphasizes that Salem is inhabited by wise and learned people. But the wilderness now overtakes the civilized and pervades the small social microcosm that is Salem, affecting the minds of the learned as well as those of the ignorant. The contagion is apparent in the behavior of the city Fathers, the savages and the Quakers alike. *** [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Die Gesellschaft. Realistische Wochenschrift für Litteratur, Kunst und öffentliches Leben / Monatsschrift für Litteratur und Kunst / Monatsschrift für Litteratur, Kunst und Sozialpolitik

      Jahrgänge 1 bis 7 komplett. 19 Bde. Zustand: Gut. In Jahrgang 2 kleiner Ausriss am Seitenrand der Titelseite sowie unfachgemäß geklebter Riss mit Textverlust auf Seite 10. Ansonsten sehr gut erhaltenes Exemplar mit nur geringfügigen Gebrauchsspuren Einbände berieben, Papier altersbedingt teilweise gebräunt. Umfang: Jg. 1: 974 S., Jg. 2: 384+386 S. Jg. 3: 994 S., Jg. 4: 1176 S. Jg. 5: 1828 S. Jg. 6: 1868 S. Jg. 7: 1696 S.

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        Plan sinóptico de las acequias [sic] del Rio Turia con varias observaciones. Dedicado á la Real Sociedad Económica de Valencia por uno de sus individuos.

      Valencia, Benito Monfort, 1828. - 4°, early quarter calf, flat spine with crimson lettering piece, gilt title (light wear). Title-page lightly spotted, otherwise clean and crisp. (10 ll.), 1 folding table. *** *** Palau 7279 and 228215. Ruiz Lasala 990. Not located in OCLC. Not located in NUC. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Das gelehrte Russland.

      Leipzig, Fleischer, 1828. - XX, 514 Seiten, Halbleinenband der Zeit, 22,5 x 14 cm, Einband etwas berieben, Titel mit Stempel, innen etwas gebräunt. Ausführliches chronologisches Handbuch russischer Schriftsteller und Chronisten aus dem „geistlichen Stande" bis zum Ende des 18. Jahrhunderts. Philipp Strahl (1781 bis 1840) deutscher Historiker und Professor an der Universität Bonn war Autor mehrerer Werke zur russischen Geschichte.

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        Reisen durch mehrere Provinzen Brasiliens. Aus seinen nachgelassenen Papieren. 2 in 1 Bd.

      Liegnitz, Doench, 1828. Kl.-8°. XXVIII, 182; 259 S. Lwd. d. Zt. mit goldgepr. Rtit. (Läsuren, berieben und etwas fleckig). Erste Ausgabe. - \"These two small volumes by the famous German naturalist in the service of Portugal are very rare\" (Borba de Moraes I, 259). - Einer der \"Höhepunkte der Brasilienforschung\" (Koppel I, XVII) des frühen 19. Jahrhunderts. - Koppel I, 381. Engelmann 197.- I. Allgemeine Uebersicht. - II. Reisebemerkungen. - Titel gestempelt. Stellenweise etwas braunfleckig. Versand D: 6,00 EUR

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        A Memoir of the Life and Ministry of Ann Freeman a Faithful Servant of Christ compiled from her Diary and Letters by Henry Freeman

      Second edition. 8vo., original maroon cloth, printed paper label to the spine, recently re-backed in red buckram, new endpapers, uncut. London, Darton and Harvey.

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        The Morbid Anatomy of the Brain - 8 Tafeln aus den Klinischen Kupfertafeln von R.F. Froriep.

      - Klin. Kupfertaf., 4,5,9,15,21,22,45,46. - Hrsg. v. Robert Friedrich Froriep. - Weimar, Im Verlage des Großherzogl. Sächs. priv. Landes-Industrie-Compoirs, 1828-1832, 8 color. Farbkupferstichtafel 300 x 230 mm, 8 pp. Tafelerklärungen. Folgende Krankheitsbilder werden hier dargestellt: 1.: Entzündung der harten Hirnhaut. Entzüngung der Dura Mater. 2.: Abscesse des Hirns. 3.: Entzündung der pia mater arachnoidea. 4.: Entzündung des Hirns / Krankhafte Erscheinungen in Folge von Entzündung . 5.: Hämatoma und Scropheln des Hirns. Tuberkeln des Hirns und Krankheiten des Plexus choroideus und der Glandula pinealis. 6.: Tuberkeln des Hirns. Hämatoma und Scropheln des Gehirns. 7.: Knoten und schwammförmige Geschwülste der harten Hirnhaut der Dura Mater *). 8.: Sackgewschwülste und Blasen im Hirne. Robert Hooper (1773-1835) "was born in Uxbridge, London and, after qualifying front St Andrews University in 1805, he held a post at St Marylebone Infirmary. He produced the first neuropathological atlas, which was based on more than 4,000 autopsies that he performed over thirty years, initially as a series of loose sheets in 1828, entitled The Morbid Anatomy of the Human Brain. Although the atlas contained 15 illustrations, these were unfortunately unaccompanied by any clinical account, but the pathological lesions of brain growths are described, c.g. tuberculomas (yellowish), melanomas (black) as well as aneurysms and abscesses. Hooper's work was particularly good on inflammatory lesions (Spillane, 1981). Hooper had also involved the vascular System in stroke. Plate IV illustrated atrophy of the left cerebral peduncle, left half of the pons and left pyramid front 'extensive destruction of the left corpus Striatum'. Frank Cliford Rose, History of British Neurology (2012), p.268 *) The Morbid Anatomy of the human Brain ; being Illustrations of the most frequent and important organic Diseases to which that Viscus is subject. By Robert Hooper, M.D. etc. Lond. 1826. 4.

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        Deux années à CONSTANTINOPLE et en MOREE (1825-1826), ou esquisses historiques sur Mahmoud, les Janissaires, les nouvelles troupes, Ibrahim-Pacha, Solyman-Bey, etc . Par M. C . D . , élève interprète du Roi à Constantinople. Ouvrage orné d'un choix de costumes orientaux soigneusement coloriés et lithographiés par M. Collin, élève de Girodet.

      Jones, Nepveu 1828 - In-8 de 2 ff.n.ch. 219 pp., plein veau romantique de l'époque, dos à nerfs orné, plats décorés, tranches dorées. Deuxième édition (Atabey 347 - Blackmer 480 - Chahine 1312 - Loukia Droulia 1481 - Colas 853 - Weber 161). Rare exemplaire orné de 16 belles planches lithographiées hors texte gravées par Langlumé. "Remarquables observations sur la Turquie et la Morée sous l'empire du sultan Mahmod II ont paru pour la première fois en 1827 avec 12 lithographies en noir. L'illustration comprend 1 frontispice et 15 lithographies hors texte, coloriées à l'époque avec rehauts d'or, par Alexandre Colin (1798-1875). L'oeuvre assez mince de ce peintre et lithographe romantique connut un grand succès auprès du public. Lié d'amitié à Delacroix et Géricault, il fut l'élève de Girodet". Bon exemplaire dans une reliure strictement contemporaine. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Compendio historico del origen y progresos de la insurreccion de los Griegos contra los Turcos desde el Ano de 1821 hasta la llegada a egina del presidente actual de la Grecia, conde de capo de Istria

      En la Imprenta Titulada Ramos y Compania, Madrid 1828 - First edition of important contemporary Spanish work on the Greek Revolution (1821-1832) against the Ottomans. Included are engraved portraits of Mavrocordato and Canaris. Small 8vo (15 x 10cm), 2 volumes, 314pp. & 352pp. Bound in contemporary tree calf, morocco labels, small green stickers and tape on lower spine. Title-page margins of first volume browned. Occasional light toning. Very good condition. Very rare. [Atabey 1046; Droulia 1450-51; Contominas 616; not in Blackmer] [Attributes: First Edition]

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      Ca. 1828. 21,5 x 29 cm. Mit 1 altkolor. Tuschfederzeichnung, 11 Aquarelle, 2 Stickbildern, 3 Scherenschnitten, 2 Ziehbildern, 5 Bleistiftzeichnungen, 2 altkolor. Umrißradierungen, 3 (davon 1 altkolor.) Lithographien, 2 Kupferstichen, und mehreren beschriebenen Blättern. Pgt. d. Zt. mit reicher Goldpräg. und Schuber. Freundschaftsalbum. Die Tuschfederzeichnung zeigt in mehreren Bildern mit Strichmännchen eine Beschreibung des Quadrille-Tanzes mit englischer Erklärung darunter. Die Aquarelle zeigen ein Porträt von Angelika Kauffmann, ein Porträt in Braun von Raffael, 3 hübsche Aquarelle (je 13,5 x 19 cm) vom Kilravock Castel in Schottland, 2 mit Schmetterlingen, 2 mit Vögeln, Landschaftsdarstellung mit Fluss (14 x 18 cm), fünf Männer am Strand mit einem Boot (13 x 11 cm). Die Stickbildchen mit Blumen, Herzen und Vögeln. Die Scherenschnitte stellen einen Schmetterling, einen Vogel und eine Landschaft mit Tieren dar. Die Ziehbilder \"Das Bild der Holden die ich meine\", bei Paterno in Wien und \"Was ist beglückender als Reichthum, Ehre Macht ...\", mit einem Schmetterling (leider ist der Zugmechanismus defekt). Die Bleistiftzeichungen zeigen drei Männer-Porträts (zwei davon je ca. 9 x 9 cm und 20,5 x 28,5 cm), einen Ochsen (6,5 x 9,5 cm) eine Landschaft mit Gebirge und einer Ortschaft (18 x 25 cm). Die beiden Umrißradierungen mit Tempeldarstellungen (je ca. 6 x 9 cm; rechts, links und oben bis auf die getuschte Einfassungslinie geschnitten). Die Lithographie mit Tierdarstellungen (Ziegenböcke, Kühe und Hirsch mit Hund). Die kleinen Kupferstiche mit einem Porträt in Ganzfigur von Napoleon und einem Brustbild von Salvatore. - Der prachtvolle Einband leicht fingerfleckig. Versand D: 6,00 EUR Kulturgeschichte, Alben , Aquarellmalerei

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