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        Mémoires de Vidocq, chef de la police de sureté, jusqu'en 1827, aujourd'hui propriétaire et fabricant de papiers à Saint-Mandé

      Paris: Tenon, Libraire-Éditeur, 1828 Haycraft Queen Cornerstone #3. The Father of Detection - An Extraordinary Collection of First Editions. 10 Volumes In All. [VIDOCQ & His Detractors.]. Uniformly bound in contemporary quarter decorated paper over marbled paper covered boards, leather spine label lettered in gilt, marbled endpapers. The bindings in excellent condition, contents generally very good or better with some occasional foxing & light use visible. Provenance: Olin H. Moore, whose faded light blue stamp appears on the front pastedown of each volume. Minor conservation. An impressive set housed in three custom gilt decorated red patterned calf slipcases on a custom fitted matching patterned calf tray. Includes: 1 - Four Volumes / Vidocq, François Eugène. Mémoires de Vidocq, chef de la police de sureté, jusqu'en 1827, aujourd'hui propriétaire et fabricant de papiers à Saint-Mandé. Paris Tenon, Libraire-Éditeur 1828. First edition. THE FIRST CRIME NARRATIVE. Four octavo volumes. viii, 420; [iv], 462; [iv] 434; [iv] 420 pp. Uncut. With all four half-titles. While Vidocq normally signed only the first three volumes & refused to sign Vol. IV, this set is unique as Vol. IV has the Vidocq engraved portrait frontispiece by Mlle Coignet normally found only in Vol I. & Vol IV is also signed by Vidocq while Vol I is not signed but does contain the proper portrait frontispiece as called for. Volumes II, III & IV are signed by Vidocq on the versos of the half-titles under a printed statement proclaiming the contents to be true. These volumes were mainly ghost-written from Vidocq's notes likely by MORICE (Emile) et L'HERITIER (Louis-François). With; 2 - Four Volumes / Mémoires d'un forçat ou Vidocq dévoilé. [Memories of a convict or Vidocq revealed] The Rare Four Volume Refutation Issued By Four Different Publishing Houses* [1828-1829]. With the "Lexique d'argot", Slang Dictionary in the 4th volume. Issued Anonymously, these works are generally attributed to: RABAN (Louis-François) & Marco SAINT-HILAIRE. Vol. I : Paris : Langlois fils et Cie (impr. E. Pochard). - Vol. II : Paris : Rapilly (impr. Gaultier-Laguionie). - Vol. III : Paris : Tous les libraires marchands de nouveautés (impr. Gueffier). - Vol. IV : Paris : Tous les marchands de nouveautés (impr. Gaultier-Laguionie), 1828-1829. - 4 Vols. 8vo., [229-238], XVIII, 351 pp. ; 8, 357 pp. ; xi, 343 pp;, 343 pp. - First editions all. The author['s] represented as having an intimate knowledge of Vidocq, the ex criminal, who became head of the Sûreté: "I will speak about a man whom I've know since his childhood; of a man that I knew in the army, of a man with whom I shared a dungeon, the chains, and. will I say it?. . a mistress!" [Vol 1, p. 2.]. According to the editors, the intention of publication was to unmask Vidocq; ".this cheating mask with which he hopes to hide the blood & the mud in which he is covered" & adds that: "it is in vain that this Vidocq hopes to escape from public condemnation; I will say what it was, which it is, which IT SHOULD BE!". The work thus proposes the true history of the principal events of the life of Vidocq, since birth, supposedly told by & through the life of the one of the principal witnesses of his existence. Published almost in parallel with the Memories of Vidocq, the authors didn't hesitate to 'borrow' some Mémoires passages in order to refute certain remarks by "the former convict", adding juicy events that Vidocq had omitted. * The publication of the first volume was tumultuous. The authors changed publishers for the second volume, which lead to a lawsuit between the two publishers. They finally turned to a third, then a fourth publisher for the last two volumes. Rarely seen in the altogether. With; 3 - Two Volumes / [L'HERITIER (Louis-François)], Supplément aux Mémoires de Vidocq ou les Révélations sans réticence, par le rédacteur des 2ème, 3ème et 4ème vol. des Mémoires. [Supplement to the Memories of Vidocq or Revelations without reserve, by the writer of 2nd, 3rd & 4th volume of Mémoires]. Paris: Chez Les Marchands De Nouveautes, 1831. Two Volumes; 8vo., 333pp + 382pp. Second edition. [The 1st was published by Boulland, 1830-183 1] Considered the Father Of Detective Fiction, Vidocq / Mémoires provided the first modern detective book. Hardy the documentary it pretended to be, this was a work of fiction borrowing liberally from the Gothic novel form while introducing the very concept of Detection & Detectives to literature. Vidocq's colourful history made him a public superstar & his exceptional detective skills guaranteed him regular coverage in the newspapers of the day. His exploits as a privateer, spy, soldier & bon vivant who later turned criminalist forming the Paris Sûreté, [& later still, famous private detective], made Mémoires published the 4th of October 1828 something of an event in Paris life as the city anxiously awaited its arrival. The Mémoires of the ex-convict who rose to the rank of chief of police was an instant best-seller & along came his detractors, notably the journalists Raban & Saint-Hilaire, who didn't like Vidocq's glamorized notoriety & set about straightening the record with their Mémoires d'un forçat ou Vidocq dévoilé. Vidocq's literary influence was vast - He was the model for fictional characters like Edmond Dantès in Dumas' Count of Monte Cristo, Edgar Allan Poe's Chevalier Dupin of Murder in the Rue Morgue, Emile Gaboriau's inspiration for his detective Monsieur Lecoq, one of the first scientific & methodical detectives. Vidocq inspired literary giants like Honoré de Balzac, Alexandre Dumas & Victor Hugo. His false accusation & search for revenge were the stuff from which Dumas wove The Count of Monte Cristo. Vidocq's endless quest for freedom as an escaped convict gave Victor Hugo the character of Jean Valjean in Les Misérables. And Vidocq's later career as a man hunter was the model of Valjean's adversary, Inspector Javert. Honore de Balzac modeled the character of Vautrin on him in Le Pere Goriot. Vidocq inspired Charles Dickens & Doyle's immortal Sherlock Holmes. Even Agatha Christie's creation, Hercule Poirot may owe his very formation to Vidocq's paternity.. Signed by Author. 1st Edition.

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        ILLUSTRATIONS OF BRITISH ENTOMOLOGY: A Synopsis of Indigenous Insects: Containing their Generic and Specific Distinctions; with an account of Metamorphoses, Times of Appearance, Localities, Food, and Economy, as far as Practicable

      London, Baldwin and Cradock, 1828.. THE EARLIEST APPEARANCE IN PRINT OF DARWIN'S WORDS WITH HIS NAME. ASSOCIATION COPY, 10 VOLUMES HAVE BEEN INSCRIBED BY THE FAMOUS AMERICAN ENTOMOLOGIST DR ASA FITCH. 12 volumes, complete set, comprising Volumes 1-7 of 'Mandibulata', and Volumes 1-4 of 'Haustellata', plus the supplementary volume published in 1846. FIRST EDITION,1828-1846, 8vos, approximately 245 x 150 mm, 9½ x 6 inches, 95 hand coloured engraved plates, 3350 pages including prelims, indexes and plate lists, bound in modern half calf over marbled sides, raised bands and gilt lettered leather labels to spines, new endpapers. Mandibulata: occasional very light foxing, small neat ink inscription and signature of Asa Fitch at top of title page in all volumes except Volume I, some pages lightly age-browned, 4 small grazed areas to 1 page in Volume V probably due to adhesion to tissue guard (now gone) resulting in loss of all or part of 11 words, facing plate not damaged, small repair to margin of final page in Volume V, no loss of text, small repair to lower edge of title page in Volume VII; Haustellata: same small inscription at top of title page to Volumes I, II and IV, title page and first 15 pages in Volume III browned at edges; contents and plates of all 12 volumes bright and clean apart from flaws mentioned. Bindings tight and firm. A very good set. Darwin's name occurs on about thirty records in the beetles sections i.e. in the first five volumes of the Mandibulata. "Whilst he was an undergraduate at Cambridge, Darwin had sent records of insects that he had captured to James Francis Stephens and some of these were published in Illustrations of British Entomology. He refers to the pleasure that he got from seeing his name in print against his records of beetles in his autobiography..." See Freeman, The Works of Charles Darwin p.19-20. The very first printing of Darwin's name and a record occurs in Volume 2 of the Haustellata page 200 dated June 1 1829 where he records the occurrence of the common noctuid moth at 'Cambridge' . In the Appendix to Volume 2 of the Mandibulata dated June 15 1829 there are no less than 11 Darwin records. For example an entry on page 191 reads: "Page 36. Blethisa multipunctata. 'In great abundance near Cambridge, in 1829.' - C. Darwin, Esq." Darwin's first published work, whether in periodical literature or in a book did not appear until 1835: Letters on Geology. Dr Asa Fitch (1809-1879) has inscribed 10 of the volumes with his name and 'Salem, N. Y. June 22d 1855'. He trained as a medical doctor but abandoned medicine to pursue entomology. In 1838 he decided to start studying agriculture and entomology, at the same time collecting and studying insects for New York state. In 1854 he became the first professional Entomologist of New York State Agricultural Society (commissioned by the State of New York). This made him the first occupational entomologist in the United States. His vast studies of many insects helped scientists to solve some of the crop damage caused by insects. Many of his notebooks are now the property of the Smithsonian Institution. Fitch also discovered the Rodent Bot fly (Cuterebra emasculator) in 1856. Asa Fitch has made 36 very small neat ink notes on the margins of some plates; occasionally he has labelled an item on the plate itself always in a very small hand; he has also occasionally annotated or corrected the text. There is also a tipped in page with mounted printed text in French and a heading in ink by Fitch. MORE IMAGES ATTACHED TO THIS LISTING.

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        Beskrifning öfver Mörkö socken i Södermanland.

      Sthlm, Kongl. ordens-boktryckeriet, 1828. 8:o. (6),218,1-27,(1) s. & 3 utvikbara tryckta tabeller. + (EKSTRÖM, C. U.) Teckningar till beskrifningen öfver Mörkö socken. Sthlm, 1828. Tvär-folio. Litograferat titelblad & 24 litograferade plr, varav 1 handkolorerad & 2 utvikbara litograferade kartor. Textdelen bunden i ett ngt nött hfrbd från mitten av 1800-talet med guldornerad rygg och infärgat svart titelfält samt stänkta snitt. Sprucken upptill i ytterfalsarna och ryggen med några småfläckar. Enstaka lager- och småfläckar. Svag fuktrand i övre marginalen på s. 131-34. Planschdelen bunden i ett nära samtida ngt nött hfrbd med guldornerad rygg och grönsprängda snitt. Ryggen lite fläckig. Enstaka obetydliga fuktränder i marginalen. Titelbladet lätt solkigt och med liten lagning i yttre marginalen. Tre planscher ngt lagerfläckiga, nr 17 även med marginella men tydliga fuktränder. Lagning i marginalen på plansch 19 och 25. Med Gunnar Brusewitz namnteckning och exlibris.. Krok Svensk botanisk litteratur 1. Essén Sörmländsk bibliografi s. 83. Lundberg s. 8-9. Müntzing I:48. Planscherna, som är litograferade av Scheele, i varianten på tjockt papper beskriven av Göran Martling i "Biblis" 2005:1. Björn Dal skriver i "Sveriges zoologiska litteratur" om Ekström och hans mecenat Nils Bonde: "Ett första stort uppdrag för greve Bonde fick Ekström med att författa en beskrivning över Mörkö socken. Allt skulle beskrivas, berg mätas och klipphålor granskas. Beskrifning öfver Mörkö socken utkom 1828 och är originell såtillvida att beskrivningen av öns naturalhistoria upptar två tredjedelar av volymen. Den omfattande beskrivningen av öns insekter är vår första betydande lokala insektsfauna." Ekströms naturintresse inskränker sig inte till enbart de vetenskapliga aspekterna: om tordyveln skriver han exempelvis: "Den första torndyfvel, som bonden träffar om våren, granskas alltid under buken. Är den fullkrupen med ohyra (Acarus coleoptrator L.) spår han sig häraf en god och ymnig skörd; är den åter fri från denna inqvartering, skall årsväxten blifva knapp. Då torndyfveln är uppe, är kälan ur jorden, säger allmogen, hvilken äfven tror sig få 10 synder förlåtna, om den torndyfvel ställes på fötterna, som finnes liggande på rygg." Gunnar Brusewitz har skrivit om Ekström och hans sockenbeskrivning i "Björnjägare och fjärilsmålare". Brusewitz redovisar Ekströms något blandade känslor inför Nils Bondes uppdrag, men tillägger: "Tvärs emot Ekströms dystra aningar blev 'Beskrifning öfver Mörkö socken' en stor framgång både bland kritiker och allmänhet när den utkom 1828. Genom sin rikedom på daggfriska iakttagelser, behagligt tryfferade med anekdoter och folklore, blev den verkligen den alldeles unika sockenhistoria som uppdragsgivaren hoppats på. Det var en bok som kunde läsas av humanisten och naturvetaren med lika stor behållning och frågan är väl om någon författare kommit närmare det linneanska idealet för en topografisk skildring än pastorn på Mörkö. Ändå kan man med bästa vilja i världen inte blunda för att boken som helhet blivit en aning trögläst. Eller, för att nyttja en formulering av Voltaire: konsten att vara tråkig är att säga alltsamman."

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      Paris: Leconite, Libraire, 1828. Fine. Eight volumes. Illustrated with two folding maps and a folding plan. Beautifully rebound in quarter black crushed morocco with marbled sides and edges, the spines in uneven panels with gilt titles and elaborate ornamentation

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        The Complete Angler;

      or, Contemplative Man's Recreation. Embellished with portraits of the authors and engravings of the river-fish, described in the work. Printed for William Cole, London 1828. 8:o. XX, 316 pp. Modern full calf, five raised bands, spine with green labels in second and third comparment, the other with gilt fish and rod. Boards with gilt line along boards, inner dentelles, all edges gilt. (Baytun, Bath). 17 x 10,5 cm

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        Anas boschas. Stockente. Stockand.

      Kobberstik. 22 x 17 cm. [1828-1841]. Samtidig håndkolorering. Nyere ramme med dækkarton (Brock Rammer). Rammemål: 39 x 32 cm. Fint eksemplar.. Johann Ernst Christian Walter (1799-1860) kendes som portrætmaler, tegner og kobberstikker. Han udgav tre værker med billeder af fugle :"Nordisk Ornithologie, eller troværdige efter Naturen egenhændig tegnede, stukne og colorerede Afbildninger af danske, færøiske, grønlandske og islandske Fugle, med tydsk og dansk Beskrivelse..." med ialt 288 kobberstukne tavler. 1828-1841."Pragtfugle og pattedyr i colorerede Afbildninger..." med ialt 36 kobberstukne tavler. 1828-1841."Vögel aus Asien, Africa, America und Neuholland in colorirten Abbildungen..." med ialt 144 kobberstukne tavler. 1828-1841.Nærværende kobberstik er fra en af disse tre udgaver

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        Conturer af De antike Fresco-Malerier, som ere udgravne af de i Aaret 79 efter Christi Födsel ved Aske og Lava undergaaede Stæder Pompeji, Herculanum og Stabiæ.

      12 hefter. Uden sted og år (1828). Folio. med 72 kobberstukne tavler, udført af Andreas Lillienberg. Heftet med orig. blåt omslag og med bogtrykte titelfelter på foromslagene. Omslagene med nogen kantslitage og enkelte løse. Enkelte har et stempel på foromslaget og et par er forstærket med tape i ryggen. Generelt er stikkene velbevarede, bortset fra lidt kantslitage og enkelte små pletter.. Bibl. Danica II, 459. Weilbach V, s. 112f.** Komplet sæt af Andreas Lillienbergs stik til artikekt Ole Jørgen Schmidts storværk om de dekorative fund ved udgravningerne af Pompeji, Herculanum og Stabiae. Byerne, der blev overdynget af lava og aske fra et voldsomt udbrud i vulkanen Vesuv i år 79, blev først genopdaget i midten af det 18. århundrede og systematiske udgravninger begyndte så sent som i 1861. Forinden da havde den danske arkitekt Ole Jørgen Schmidt været dernede og tegnet skitser, med ønsket om at udgive to store pragtværker med kobberstukne gengivelser af henholdsvis fresko-malerier og arabesker og ornamenter. Her foreligger stikkene til den første og mest livfulde del med freskomalerierne, med gengivelser af romerske scener, guder, fabelvæsener og meget andet - i det originale bogudstyr.*** 72 engravings with reproductions of fresco from Pompeji, Herculaum and Stabiae. The original drawings were made by the Danish architect Ole Jørgen Schmidt, and the engravings are by the Danish artist Andreas Lillienberg and published in 1828. The engravings depict in a lively manner Roman scenes, mythology and the style is certainly inspired by John Flaxman. 12 volumes. Orig. cover with some edgewear to the cover, a couple of covers loosened and with tape repair. The engravings are in a good condition apart from a little edgewear and minor foxing

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        De l'Organisation Judiciaire, et de la Codification, Extraits de divers Ouvrages De Jeremie Bentham, Jurisconsulte Anglais, Par Et. Dumont, Ancien Membre du Conseil Representatif de Geneve

      Only edition of Dumont's final work on Bentham, as Bentham's codification efforts reached their height, treating of those, of the English judicial system (with comparisons to French law), and of Montesquieu and Bentham; with much on the jury. Early green morocco over marbled boards, a bit rubbed, the front joint cracking but firm, light foxing; a good copy. Librairie de Hector Bossange, Quai Voltaire, No 11, Paris, 1828.

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        Peel's Acts, With The Forms of Indictments, etc. and the Evidence Necessary to Support Them [bound with] Henry Cary, The Statute, 9 Geo. IV. Cap. 31. Relative to Offences Against the Person . . . Also the Statute, 9 Geo. 4. Cap. 32 [etc.]

      Archbold's admirable and extensive gloss of two of Sir Robert Peel's "four most important statutes relating to criminal law", coupled with Cary's equally careful treatment of the third; both works rare, two copies and one copy in OCLC in the USA. Original sheep, the front joint loose, else an attractive example of a "circuit binding", enclosing the entire work and fastened with a cloth string. William Benning, Law Bookseller and Publisher [imprints vary], London, 1828.

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        The Annals of Jamaica.

      John Murray, London, 1828. 2 vols. xii + 604pp + xii + 505pp + [1] errata. 1st ed., second issue. Clean in modern quarter calf. Half titles and title pages a little foxed. Title pages with small h/s partially erased. The author was strongly in favour of slavery and anti Methodist. The book was taken off the market by court order following action brought against the publisher by two free persons of colour, Lescesne and Escoffery, who had been deported from Jamaica unjustly, because of the libel it contained about them. (Ragatz)

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        Storia antica e romana. firenze 1828 editore: giuseppe galletti

      25 voll. in 49 tomi ril. in cart. con dorso in pelle e tit. in oro., cm 23,5x14,5, pp 12000 c.a, molte inc. rip. nel t..

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        Ueber künstliche Bildung des Harnstoffs.

      (Leipzig, 1828). 8vo. Pages 253-56 extracted from volume 12 of Annalen der Physik und Chemie. Recent paper wrappers.. First edition. The first synthetic preparation of an organic compound from inorganic materials. Wöhler's most important contribution to chemistry is his synthesis of urea by heating ammonium cyanate. This discovery destroyed the vitalistic theory which held that organic compounds could be produced only by living organisms, and led eventually to the brilliant results that have been achieved in attempts to synthesize other organic compounds. The work is generally regarded as being the beginning of organic chemistry. Dibner: Heralds of Science, no. 45. Sparrow: Milestones of Science, no. 197. Garrison & Morton, no. 671. See also DSB XIV p.475

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        Die Etrusker.

      Vier Bücher von Karl Otfried Müller. 1-2. Breslau, Josef Max und Komp, 1828. 8vo. XIV,+ 455,+ (1); (2),+ 373,+ (1) pp.,+ fold. engraved plate. Page 109-10 in part 1 and page 289 in part two with spotting, otherwise clean. Later half vellum wityh red spine label, all edges red. Hübner p. 205. First edition. An expanded version was published in two volumes by W. Deeke in Stuttgart in 1877-78, that still has much influence, especially for its collection and re-elaboration of traditional Graeco-Roman data on the Etruscan World (Pallottimo). Karl Otfried Müller (1797-1840), professor in Göttingen from 1819 and one of the most distinguished classical philologists of his time

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        Biographie W.A. Mozart´s. Nach Originalbriefen, Sammlungen alles über ihn Geschriebenen, mit vielen neuen Beylagen, Steindrücken, Musikblättern und einem Fac-simile. Nach dessen Tode herausgegeben von Constanze, Wittwe von Nissen, früher Wittwe Mozart. Mit einem Vorworte vom Dr. Feuerstein in Pirna. + Anhang zu Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart´s Biograpie. 2 vol, in 1 Band.

      Leipzig, Breitkopf und Härtel, 1828. XLIV + 702 + (1) + 219 + (1). Vol.1: Frontispice of G.N. von Nissen + 12 Beilagen + Familenporträt. Vol 2: 3 Beilagen. Halbleder d. Zeit. Gold. Rückdek.. Upperpart of outerhinges with crack. Small wear on edges. Old name on fly-leaf. A very nice copy

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        Disquisitiones generales circa superficies curvas. (General Investigations of Curved Surfaces).

      Göttingen, Dieterich, 1828. Small 4to. Extracted from: 'Commentationes Societatis Regiae Scientiarum Gottingensis', Volume 6, pp.99-146. 4to. Modern half morocco with gilt spine lettering. Fine and clean throughout.. First edition of the work which inspired one of the greatest breakthroughs in geometry since Euclid.Euler established the theory of surfaces in his 'Recherches sur la courbure des surfaces', 1767. But Euler's treatment of surfaces is not invariant under a natural notion of isometry; with his notion of curvature, for example, the plane and cylinder have different curvatures, although one surface can be bent into the other without stretching or contracting. Such two surfaces are locally alike and one would naturally demand that geometry on these two isometric surfaces are the same. Another way of viewing this is to say that geometry on the surface depends on the geometry of the particular space, in which the surface is embedded.In this work Gauss took a fundamentally different approach to the study of surfaces; in contrast to Euler he represented the points of a surface in terms of two external parameters. Gauss then derived his own notions of the fundamental quantities of surfaces, e.g. arc length, angle between curves, and curvature. The Gauss curvature is related to the Euler curvature, but possesses a fundamentally different property, namely that it is intrinsic, e.g. isometric surfaces have the same curvature at all points. Or, in other words: Geometry (in Gauss' notion) on the surface is independent of the particular geometry of the ambient space. This remarkable result is known as Gauss' "theorema egregium". With this work Gauss established a whole new (and more proper) theory of surfaces. In the paper Gauss derived several important theorems about the length, area, and angles of figures on surfaces. But the "theorema egregium" has deep roots in the foundation of geometry and was to initiate one of the greatest breakthroughs in geometry since Euclid. To Bernhard Riemann (a student of Gauss) this result suggested that a surface could be regarded as a space in itself with its own geometry, having its own notion of distance, angles, etc. independent of the geometry of some other space containing the surface. This idea became the corner stone of Riemann's famous 'Ueber die Hypothesen, welche der Geometrie zu Grunde liegen', 1867.Norman 880

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        Zapiski o Mongilij. S prilozheniem kartui mongolij i raznuich kostiumov. [Russia, i.e.: Account of Mongolia. With an engraved Map of Mongolia and (engreved plates) of different Costumes]. 2 Volumes, 4 Parts.

      Sank Petersburg, Karla Kraija, 1828. 8vo. Bound uncut in one very nice contemporary green half calf binding with gilt spine. With four of the five lithographs, consisting in the large folded map of Mongolia with Iankinth's route from Peking to Kiakhta, outline-coloured in contemporary hand, the hand-coloured frontispiece-plate and three hand-coloured plates of costumes, without the one depicting the Chinese in summer dress (not always present?). A beautiful copy in absolutely excellent condition, with the frontispiece, three of the four plates, the map, both errata-leaves, both tables of contents, and title-pages for both volumes. First volume with light pencil-underlinings and light pencil-marginalia. XII, 230, (2); VI, (2), 339 pp. + frontispiece, three plates, and folded map.. The exceedingly rare first edition of Monk Hyacinth's (i.e. Jakinf's/Iankinth's) important work on the history of Mongolia, which constitutes one of the earliest important travel accounts of the region since the middle ages. The work contains a description of Hyacinth's route up north of Mongolia (then under Manchu rule), a history of Mongolia and the Mongol regimes in China, descriptions of costumes, etc., and a section on regulations concerning the Mongols. As such, this important early work came to play a significant role in all later travel literature about Mongolia and was seen as a work of refenrence and great authority, which was frequently quoted by other writers on the field. "Little was reported to the West about Mongolia between the thirteenth and nineteenth centuries. During this period the Mongol empire rapidly disintegrated... When Christian missionaries began arriving in (Outer) Mongolia, beginning in 1798, they found an impoverished people ruled by a "living Buddha", the Bogd Khan... The Catholic missionaries was followed by a wave of Protestant missionaries" (Speake 2: 803), but most of the accounts of these missionaries are from the late nineteenth century and thus much later than Hyacinth's. "The archimandrate Hyacinth, late chief of the Russian mission at Peking, from whnce he returned in 1821, with Mr. Timkowski, is about to publish, at St. Petersburg, an "Account of Mongolia", in four volumes. The first volume will contain a narrative of his journey through Mongolia, and his return from Peking to Kakhta; the second, a geographical and statistical account of Mongolia; the third, a short history of the Mongols; and the fourth, the code of laws by which this nomade people is giverned. This work will contain a map of Mongolia, engravings of costumes, &c.The work was translated into German in 1832 under the title "Denkwürdigkeiten über die Mongolei". Both the Russian original and the German translation are of great scarcity. Lust: 186. Not in Greasse, not in Brunet

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        A Geological Memoir on a Part of Western Sussex; With some Observations upon Chalk-Basins, the Weald-Denudation, and Outliers-by-Protrusion.

      London: Sold by John Booth, 1828.. First edition. 4to, (ii), x, 100 pp. Original dark green pebbled cloth with publisher's printed label to upper cover, edges uncut and contents largely unopened. Large folding handcoloured frontispiece map plus 3 coloured plates of strata and a folding chart. An excellent copy. A native of Sussex, Peter John Martin (1786-1860) was born in Pulborough, the son of a Scottish doctor who owned a practice in the town. He completed his medical studies in Edinburgh and developed a strong interest in the emerging science of geology during his time there. Martin was a contemporary of Gideon Mantell, earlier in their careers the two were often at odds with each other though the relationship between them warmed later on. This, Martin's sole book, was published privately, though he also contributed a number of papers to the Geological Society in London. Martin's biggest claim to fame was his coining of the term "Wealden".

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        PUNCH AND JUDY, with illustrations designed and engraved by George Cruikshank. Accompanied by the dialogue of the puppet-show, an account of its origin, and of puppet-plays in England.

      [2], 11 [1] pages. Illustrated with twenty-four etchings on india paper, and four woodcuts within the text, by George Cruikshank. Original cloth recently re-backed and re-labelled. First edition. According to Cohn (150) only 11 copies were issued with the illustrations on india paper. Some finger-marking, else a very good copy of this rare issue. The front endpaper bears a mounted postcard from Paul McPharlin, dated 1936, discussing the possible purchase of this copy. McPharlin was the editor of an edition of this title issued by The Limited Editions Club of America in 1937.

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        Discorso [..] su le rivoluzioni della superficie del globo. traduzione con note del sacerdote ignazio paradisi. tomo primo [-secondo]. firenze, presso niccolo' conti, 1828.

      5 volumi in 1 in-8° (cm. 21), elegante legatura coeva in m. pelle con titolo e decorazioni in oro al dorso, piatti e risguardi marmorizzati, tagli a spruzzo; pp. 228, [2]; 126; con 6 tavole illustrative e di tabelle ripiegate f.t.. [UNITO A]: -i-Lettere su le rivoluzioni del globo del sig. Alessandro Bertrand-/i- di pp. 141, [5]; -i-Riflessioni su le rivoluzioni del globo del sacerdote Ignazio Paradisi-/i- di pp. 70 con 2 tavole f.t.; -i-Osservazioni sopra il Discorso del sig. Baron Cuvier -/i-[..]-i- del sacerdote Ignazio Paradisi-/i- di pp. 70.A Raro insieme di opere in edizione originale relative alla dicussione intorno alla celebre opera, qui in prima traduzione italiana. Paradisi tenta di utilizzare le basi catastrofistiche del Cuvier per giustificare le teorie diluvistiche. Insieme completo. Cfr. BN XXXIV, 986; BLC LXXIV, 506. Carte freschissime, superbo esemplare.

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        Oeuvres Completes de Buffon

      Chez Baudouin Freres Editeurs et Chez N. Delangle Editeur Paris: Chez Baudouin Freres, Editeurs et Chez N. Delangle, Editeur. 1826-1828. 34 volumes (complete). Octavos. Consists of 28 volumes of text, 4 supplementary volumes by Baron Cuvier, and 2 volumes containing 180 hand colored plates. Frontispiece portrait and two folding plates. Contemporary green morocco over marbled boards with gilt spine decoration. Text in French. Older bookplate, some scattered foxing, and light edgewear to the edges of some of the spines, a handsome, near fine set. .

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        Ens enska skálds, J. Miltons, Paradísar Missir. Á Íslenzku snúinn af Thjódskaldi Íslendínga, Jóni Thorlakssyni. [Icelandic, i.e. Paradise Lost, translated into Icelandic by Jon Thorlaksson].

      Kaupmannahöfn [i.e.Copenhagen], 1828. Bound in a nice modern black half calf with gilt spine. Half-title repaired at margin, affecting a bit of lettering. A faint damp-stain to margin of first and last leaves and a bit of occasional faint brownspotting, otherwise fine.. Extremely scarce first edition of the first Icelandic translation of Milton's Paradise Lost in its entirety, translated by Thorlaksson, one of the most celebrated Icelandic poets and translators. The present translation played a great role in the development of the Icelandic language and in the spreading of foreign literature in Iceland. The work also gave rise to numerous other translations of literary milestones and greatly influenced Icelandic poetry and translation in the 19th century. Thorlaksson furthermore played an important role in the attitude of the Icelandic people towards their language, playing a dominant part in the turning point that the 19th century was in this respect.The first three books of the present translation had appeared in the journal of the Icelandic Literary Society at the end of the 18th century (Rit thess islenzka lærdomslistafélags, vols. 13-15), but when the society was dissolved in 1796, Thorlaksson had no choice but to let the publication of the remaining parts rest. He simply did not have the money to have it published. Instead, a charming story is connected to this famous translation of Milton's masterpiece by the esteemed and beloved Icelandic poet: "Some of the choicest works in our literature, especially poetry, have been translated into their own language. One example will here suffice as an illustration of what has been said respecting the triumph of literary pursuits over pinching penny. It is the case of an Icelandic clergyman of the name Jonas Thorlakson, the parish priest of Backa. This venerable pastor, when nearly twenty years of age, had just completed a translation of Milton's Paradise Lost into his native tongue, having previously translated Pope's Essay on Man. Three of the first books only of Paradise Lost were printed by the Icelandic Literary Society, when it was dissolved in 1796, and to print the rest at his own expense was altogether out of the question, as we are told that the whole of his annual income, from the united parishes of Bægisa and Backa, did not exceed thirty rix-dollars, or six pounds sterling, out of which he had to pay an assistant nearly half... I cannot omit the account which Mr. Henderson gives of a visit to the dwelling of this venerable man at Bægisa... This description of the deplorable condition of so superior a genious as Thorlakson unquestionably was, being fully corroborated by inquiries made of Mr. Bourke, the Danish minister at the court of London, was not unheeded by our countrymen. At the instigation of one of the most active members of that liberal, humane, and highly beneficiary society known as the "Literary Fund", the case was immediately taken up, and having, as the committee state, "discovered the venerable Bard of Iceland where he patiently reclined beneath the shed of poverty", they at one resolved, to use their words, "to give transient affluence to the bard, who shivered near the arctic circle, and, under the hovel of poverty, had erected with the magic of his mind a temple to the sacred muse. In June 1819, he signed a receipt for the money... The contribution was thirty pounds, equal to five years' income of his miserable pittance... He wrote a letter in very elegant Latin, expressing his heartfelt gratitude for the kindness and generosity of the society, so accordant with the character of the British nation, and accompanied it with a manuscript copy of his translation of Milton's Paradise Lost into the Icelandic language." (Waldie's Select Circulating Library, Vol. I, 1836, pp. 335-36).Unfortunately, Thorlaksson died three years after his amazing turn of luck and didn't live to see the publication of his masterpiece-translation, which appeared seven years after his death, in Copenhagen. The work is considered one of the finest Icelandic translations of the period and has been very influential, not least due to Thorlaksson's mastering of the Icelandic language and the time of its publication."The 19th century saw the renaissance of Icelandic written (and partly spoken) language. A never overestimated factor in this development is the role of translations. Particularly numerous are those of contemporary poetry... At the turn of the 18th century, the Enlightenment was still the main cultural force in Iceland, and would continue to be so more and more or less for the next three decades, and partly even longer. No Icelandic novels had been published, and Icelandic poetry was still deeply rooted in the old tradition. Interest in international literature was growing, and the translation of important literary works into Icelandic began late in the century with Benedikt Gröndal Sr. (1762-1825, Pope's "The Temple of Fame", 1790) and Jón Thorláksson (1744-1819). Thorlasson translated e.g. Pope's "An Essay on Man" (1798) and Milton's "Paradise Lost" (1828; the first three books published in 1791 ff. in Rit thess íslenzka lærdómslistafélags, vols. 13-15). In the last years of his life, Thorlaksson worked on a translation of Klopstock's "Der Messias" (published 1834-38). Thorlaksson's translations, especially of "Paradise Lost", had a notable impact on poets and translators in the first half of the 19th century, e.g. Jónas Hallgrímsson." (Bandle, The Nordic Languages: An International Handbook of the History of the North Germanic Languages, Vol. 2, p. 1518)

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        Afbildninger af danske oeconomiske Planter, med Beskrivelse over deres Egenskaber og Anvendelse. I systematisk Orden efter Prof.Hornemann's danske oeconomiske Plantelære. 3 Bd.

      K., 1828-35. 3 smukke senere hldrbd.m.rygforgyldn.og skindtitler. Frisk ubeskåret eksemplar, såvel plancher som tekstsider. Med ialt 288 håndkolorerede, kobberst. blomsterplancher(efter Flora Danica og Palmstruch) samt 576 pp. beskrivende tekst. Bound in three beautiful later hcalfs w. gilt backs and leather title labels to backs. Clean and uncut copy, wich goes for both text-leaves and plates. All in all 288 handcoloured engr. plates of plants (after Flora Danica and Palmstruch) and 576 pp. of descriptive text.. Et af de smukkeste blomsterværker på dansk. Sjælden.The work is rare and counts as one of the most beatiful works on plants in Danish

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        Trattato di architettura... diviso in quattro libri nel quale si tiene discorso dei cinque ordini, delle regole piu necessarie nel fabbricare, e delle case private, delle vie, dei ponti, delle piazze, dei sisti, e dei tempj... libro primo (-quarto). livorno, vignozzi, 1828-30.

      Quattro volumi legati in due di cm. 33, pp. (4) 95 (1); (4) 147 (1); 69 (1); 146 (3). Con 250 tavole nel testo finemente incise in rame. Solida ed elegante legatura del tempo in mezza pelle con punte, dorsi lisci con fregi e titoli in oro. Tagli colorati. Solo due tavole dell'ultimo volume un po' brunite, ma esemplare eccezionalmente fresco e ben conservato. L'inchiostratura delle tavole risulta inoltre particolarmente intensa e nitida. Elogiata edizione, verosimilmente la migliore e più rara dell'800.

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