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        Fyra egenhändiga brev till Alexander Clemens Wetterling undertecknade och daterade Florens, Bologna, Venedig respektive Stockholm 1829-37. 22x17 - 34,5x22 cm.

      (3) + (4) + (6) + (1) s. Har varit vikta. Några mindre revor. En urklippt versifierad handskriven dedikation bifogas. Fin svit brev ur autografsamlingen på Segersjö.. I breven från Italien skriver Nicander bl.a. om sammanträffanden med Röök, de söta brorsdöttrarna till konsul Gråberg af Hemsö (vilka talade en del svenska), armeniska munkar och turkiska köpmän samt diskuterar utnämningen av ny påve (Nicander kallar den nyutnämnde Gregorius XVI för "den gamla struntgubben" och nämner att han slagit Nicander med ett spö i Peterskyrkan 1828). I ett brev från Stockholm daterat den 1-2 januari 1830 ges en livlig bild av Stockholm i vinterskrud och dess kulturliv. Nicander berättar bl.a. om den förestående publiceringen av sina "Minnen från södern" och pågående skrivprojekt samt hans förhoppningar att bli utnämnd till professor i Lund. Nicander påminner Wetterling om att även dennes tid i södern en dag kommer att nå sin ände och att Nicander då ska välkomna honom hem till Sverige med "ett lofqväde öfver de frusna dynglortarna på Hötorget och Brunkeberg". Vidare nämner han att Leopold är död och begraven och att Skjöldebrand hållit talet i kyrkan. Nicander hade frågat Tegnér om vad han tyckte om begravningen. Tegnér svarade: "'Jag satt så illa i kyrkan.' '- Hur då?-' 'Jo, jag satt så nära, att jag hörde talet.'" Breven innehåller även dikter av Nicander och på den blanka baksidan av ett av dem några skisser, sannolikt av Wetterling. Den odaterade urklippta versifierade dedikationen har enligt en blyertsanteckning hört till ett exemplar av andra delen av Nicanders "Minnen från södern"

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        Om landskaps-målning.

      Sthlm, F. B. Nestius, 1828. 4:o. (6),158 s. Med en illustration i texten på s. 29. Ngt nött samtida hfrbd med guldornerad och blindpressad rygg utan titelfält. Grönstänkta snitt. Ryggen med en liten röd lapp nedtill som sannolikt döljer en ägarmarkering. Pärmsidorna ställvis nötta. Enstaka smärre lagerfläckar. Bra inlaga tryckt på blåtonat papper.. Från s. 89 meddelas en resonerande förteckning på "de förnämste landskaps-målare". Ulrik Thersner (1779-1828) var född i Finland och inträdde vid sju års ålder som skeppsgosse i flottan. Han deltog i kriget 1788-90, blev 1808 löjtnant i Fältmätningskåren, inom vilken han efter att ha deltagit i krigen 1808-09 och 1813-14 avancerade till major och fick 1825 avsked som överstelöjtnant. Under en kommendering som triangelmätare i Skåne utförde Thersner teckningar av herrgårdar, vilka han under 1817 började publicera under titeln "Fordna och närvarande Sverige"

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        Nyare dikter af Euphrosyne.

      Sthlm, Z. Hæggström, 1828. 8:o. 295,(1) s. Stiligt klarrött samtida halvsaffianbd med rikt guldornerad rygg och gula snitt. Ytliga repor på pärmsidorna och kanterna ngt nötta. En ovanligt ren inlaga. En liten pappersförlust i yttermarginalen på s. 15 och en reva i nedre marginalen på s. 245. Fint ex.. Leijonhufvud & Brithelli Kvinnan inom svenska litteraturen. s. 129. Klemming Sveriges dramatiska litteratur s. 243 för den dramatiserade sagan "Psyche" och s. 244 för "Christophorus". Samlingen innehåller därutöver bl.a. Julia Christina Nybergs (1785-1854) mest berömda dikt "Den stackars Anna, eller molltoner från Norrland", mer känd som "Vårvindar friska" och dikterna "Minnessång öfver Hedv. Ch. Nordenflycht", "Kolarflickan i skogen", "Sapphos klagan", "Cartesii hufvudskål", "I professor Fahlcrantz' attelier", "Mosaik-tafla från Mosebacke" och "Vid Dramatiska theaterns brand"

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        Index Testaceologicus: or a Catalogue of Shells, British and Foreign, arranged according to the Linnean System: with the Latin and English Names, References to Authors, and Places where found: 2nd Ed. 1 Vol. Includes the Supplement [1st Ed.];

      London, printed for W. Wood, 1828. (Supplement printed 1828).. HARDBACK, half-calf with marbled boards, gilt lettering on red spine label, pages: xxiii, 212, v, 59, index 34, coloured plates: 38 (containing 2300 figs.); 8 (containing 480 figs), 126mm x 208mm (5" x 8.25"), former owner's ornate name label on front fixed end-paper, former owner's details and information about the item on front free end-paper, small typed notes pasted to rear end-paper and loosely inserted, head, tail, spine and corners rubbed, small splits on hinges (but sound), boards a little worn, some light spotting to end-papers and first few preliminaries, otherwise very fine, the plates are clean and bright.

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        Villa Architecture: A Collection Of Views, With Plans. Of Buildings Executed In England, Scotland, &c

      J. Taylor London: J. Taylor, 1828. First edition. Hardcover. Contemporary quarter navy morocco and marbled boards. Very good./No Dust Jacket. Half title (verso blank), title (verso with imprint), dedication (verso blank), preface pp. v-x. 34 pages in text. Folio, 44 x 30 cm. 42 plates and plans, 26 are hand-colored aquatints. This copy with plates watermarked Whatman 1827 and 1828. Nearly all designs here were executed. Among the finest depictions of country seats of the period, this copy has earlier watermarks than J.R. Abbey's example, ABBEY LIFE 33. COLTON 195.1. "The plates executed in aquatint and hand colored, are among the most handsome in all cottage and villa design books. Each subject, depicted in view and plan, is skillfully integrated with surrounding foliage and distant landscape forms. This is accomplished through effects of light and shadow, conscientiously balanced relationships between natural and built objects, and in some cases a misty haze that creates an effect of atmospheric depth. COLTON p.526. "Lugar was a skillful practitioner of the picturesque, exploiting the fashion for `cottages ornes' and castellated Gothic mansions in the manner of John Nash." Internally fresh, very bright copy, entirely uncut. Modest extremity wear.

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        Samlade ungdoms-skrifter.

      I-II. Sthlm, H. A. Nordström, 1828. 8:o. (4),188 + (8),182,(2) s. Välbevarat och elegant rött samtida halvsaffianbd med breda upphöjda bind, guldornerad och blindpressad rygg samt grön titeletikett. Blåstänkta snitt. Några obetydliga smårevor och fläckar. Liten fläck i texten på s. 16 och lagad reva och fuktfläck i övre yttre hörnet på s. 103-04 i del I och lagad reva i övre marginalen på s. 87-88 i del II. Stort ex. med en del bevarade råkanter.. Carl Fredrik Dahlgren (1791-1844) utbildade sig till präst i Uppsala och kom där i kontakt med fosforisterna. Tillsammans med A. J. Cnattingius stiftade han Manhemsförbundet och var sedermera även mycket aktiv i Bellmanska sällskapet, Aganippiska sällskapet och Par Bricole. Han publicerade texter i kalendrar och tidskrifter, och då främst "Phosphoros", men fick sitt genombrott som författare 1819 med samlingen "Mollbergs epistlar". Dahlgren var en av de mest aktiva deltagarna i fosforisternas kommitté för utgivandet av "Markalls sömnlösa nätter" och skrev där "Andra natten" tillsammans med Livijn. Han var också en av utgivarna bakom tidningen "Kometen" som utkom 1825-27. Bland här föreliggande dikter märks: "Thorilds monolog", "Den siste phosphoristen", "Mollbergs philosophi", "Till Tegnér, då han blef biskop", "Fragmenter ur min journal vid en resa till Finland", "Försök till ett tal öfver en svafvelsticka", "Tal på Barbara-dagen", "Min resa till Småland" och "Sannfärdig berättelse om den märkliga batalj, som i medio af november 1824 levererades mellan några böcker i mag. Wiborgs boklåda". Andra delen innehåller även "Mollbergs epistlar"

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        Memoires du Maréchal Suchet, Duc D'Albufera, sur ses Campagnes en Espagne depuis 1808 jusqu'en 1814. Écrits par Lui-Meme. 2 vols. + Atlas. (3 vols).

      Paris, Adolphe Bossange, 1828. 8vo a. large folio. 2 contemp. hcalf, gilt spines. 2 small paperlabels pasted om lower part of spine.Engraved portrait as frontispiece. (8),LI,376;IX,570,(2) pp. and 2 large folded tables. The Atlas-volume in contemp. hcalf with paperlabels on spine. With all 16 engraved maps in double-folio or folio, all mounted on linen, many with inserted large views of fortresses. Occasionally with light marginal brownspots, but in general fine. Textvols. with some scattered brownspots.. First edition

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        The Tour of Doctor Syntax in Search of the Picturesque (Vol I); in Search of Consolation (Vol 2]; and in Search of a Wife (Vol 3]

      London: R. Ackerman, 1828. Matched set of 3 volumes in original blind-stamped brown cloth with gilt lettering and decorations. All volumes are Fourth Editions. Collated and complete. Vol 1 - 276 pages with 12 additional advertising pages in rear; Vol 2 - 277 pages. Vol 3 - 279 pages. 77 hand-tinted plates plus 2 hand-tinted title pages. Sound bindings. Hinges intact but for a cracked front hinge of Vol 3. Clean pages. Uneven text blocks. Crease to title page of Vol 2. Covers have some minor wear, mostly at spine ends. Front joint of Vol 3 has been neatly reinforced. Overall, an attractive set. . Hard Cover. Very Good. Illus. by Rowlandson, Thomas. 16mo - over 5¾" - 6¾" tall.

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        Cours Complet d'Économie Politique Pratique: Ouvrage Destiné à Mettre Sous les Yeux des Hommes d'État, des Propriétaires Fonciers et des Capitalistes, des Savans, des Agriculteurs, des Manufacturiers, des Négocians,

      Paris: Rapilly, 1828. Very Good +. Title page continued: "et en Général de Tous les Citoyens, l'Économie des Sociétés." 5 volumes: 1 leaf with an engraved figure; 20 cm. (8 inches). Contemporary half calf with unusual yellow, red, and brown marbled paper over boards. Gilt-tooled spine title: Say--Cours d'Économie Politique. Gilt-tooled spine decoration. All page edges speckled. On verso of each half title is an advertisement for other works by Jean-Baptiste Say available from Ponthieu et Cie., Paris, and Ponthieu, Michelsen et Cie., Leipzig. Volumes 4 and 5 are dated 1829. Each volumes has an index. This set contains the first five volumes, published in 1828 and 1829. In Very Good+ Condition: slight loss of leather at tail of vol. 1 and head of vol. 3; front board of vol. 1 scraped, with slight loss of leather at upper edge; lower edge of vol. 2 front board rubbed with slight separation of leather at lower edge of front joint; corners slightly bumped; upper corner of vols 1-3 rubbed through; occasional foxing; otherwise pages are clean and tight. A solid and very attractive set.

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        Report Upon the Colorado River of the West, Explored in 1857 and 1858 by Lieutenant Joseph C. Ives, Corps of Topographical Engineers, Under the Direction of the Office of Explorations and Surveys, A.A. Humphreys. Captain Topographical Enginners, in Charge

      Part I "General Report": 131 pages with the 2 large folding maps, profile of area, 12 engraved plates, including frontispiece, (one, "Interior of Moquise House", being colored), 7 colored chromolithic plates titled "Indian Portraits", 8 folding panoramas, and 41 wood cut illustrations in the text; Part II "Hydrographic Report: 14 pages; Part III " Geological Report": 154 pages with 3 plates, 3 lithographic plates, 27 wood cut illustrations in text, tables, 2 maps; Part IV "Botany": 30 pages; Part V "Zoology": 6 pages; and Appendices 32 pages. Quarto (ll 3/4" x 9") 36th Congress, 1st Session, Senate EX Document. Original gilt pictorial blind stamped cloth with gilt lettering to spine. ((Howes 194) First edition.Ives was born in New York City in 1828 and was a graduate of the United States Military Academy in 1852. As a Lieutenant from 1853 to 1854 he was appointed by the U.S. Army to the Topographical Engineers as assistant to Lt. A.W. Whipple in the Pacific Railroad survey along the 35th parallel. From 1857 to 1858 Ives commanded an expedition to explore up the Colorado River from its mouth. At Robinson's Landing he built then used the 54 foot paddlewheel steamboat Explorer to map and survey the river. His party included Smithsonian associate John Strong Newberry as geologist. He led his party up the Colorado to the lower end of the Grand Canyon, then struck out across the desert to Fort Defiance in Colorado. Ives Reported his findings in his 1861 Report upon the Colorado river of the West. The Ives expedition produced one of the important early maps of the Grand Canyon drawn by F. W. v. Egloffstein, topographer to the expedition. Ives next served as engineer and architect for the Washington National Monument from 1859 to 1860. During the American Civil War he joined the Confederate Army and served in several engineering capacities, and was finally appointed aide-de-camp to President Jefferson Davis from 1863 to 1865. After the war he settled in New York City where he died November 12, 1868Condition:New spine and paste downs, some maps repaired else a very good copy.

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        Dramatic Works of J.W. Goethe ( 1828 - Containing the Second Edition of Faust - Translated into French )

      Alexandre Mesnier, 1828. Hardcover. Very Good. Alexandre Mesnier, Paris 1828. Second Edition. 4 Volumes including a biography of Goethe by Albert Stapfer. Translated into French. Contains what is apparently the Second Edition of the French Translation of Faust. No comparable copies of this edition could be found anywhere online at the time of listing. A rare early printing of Goethe's works including Faust with the errata present. Original binding. Leather spine over marbled boards. Gold lettering at the spine. Book Condition: Very Good, books are tight and square, shelf wear at the edges, tight spines, clean pages, minor foxing.

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        Werke. Vollständige Ausgabe letzter Hand. 40 Bde. Stuttgart u. Tübingen, Cotta, 1828-30. Mit 2 gefalt. Tafeln. Kl.-8°. Schöne Hldr.-Bde. d. Zt. mit goldgepr. RSch. (1 Band abweichend in Hldr. gebunden, 2 Pappeinbände d. Zt. m. RTitel).

      WG II, 141.- Erste Ausgabe.- Die 'Ausgabe letzter Hand' in der sogenannten 'Taschen- oder Kleinoktav-Ausgabe', die Goethe noch selbst sorgfältig vorbereitet und betreut hat. Nach seinem Tod 1832 wurde die Ausgabe um die Bände 41-60 und 1 Supplement-Band erweitert.- Vereinzelt leicht stockfleckig, Band 1: teils leicht feuchtrandig im weißen Fußsteg.

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        AN AMERICAN DICTIONARY OF THE ENGLISH LANGUAGE

      S. Converse. Printed by Hezekiah Howe, New Haven. 1828. FIRST EDITION. 2 4to Volumes. (11.8 x 9.2 inches). Portrait frontispiece. With the additions leaf but without the initial advert leaf. Some minor spots to a few leaves but overall a very good, bright and clean, wide margined copy with the fore and lower edges untrimmed. Finely bound in recent period-style binding of full diced Russia. Spines with wide raised bands, each with triple gilt rules. Compartments ruled, decorated and lettered in gilt. Elaborate decorative gilt borders to the boards. Marbled endpapers. A bright and attractive copy of this famous dictionary. --------- First edition of the dictionary that almost at once became, and has remained, the standard English dictionary in the United States; one of 2,500 copies. Webster wanted to stress the political separation from Britain by the cultivation of a distinct American language, and so, under the influence of his friend Benjamin Franklin, turned his attention to "a reformed mode of spelling" and gave many printed American words their distinctive appearance. "The book marked a definite advance in modern lexicography, as it included many non-literary terms and paid great attention to the language actually spoken. Moreover, his definitions of the meanings of words were accurate and concise (Sir James Murray, editor of the Oxford English Dictionary, called him 'a born definer of words') and have for the greater part stood the test of time superbly well. In fact, Webster succeeded in breaking the fetters imposed upon American English by Dr Johnson, to the ultimate benefit of the living languages of both countries" (Printing and the Mind of Man). -------- Grolier, American 36; PMM 291; Skeel 583; Sabin 102335.

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        Symbolae physicae seu icones et descriptiones piscium, qui ex itinere per Africam borealem et Asiam occidentalem. Decas prima: Pisces

      Berlin, Officina Academica, 1828. Folio. Atlas with ten plates; nine nicely hand-coloured lithographs and one uncoloured. In original portfolio with printed boards.* Part of a large work on the natural history of northeastern Africa and the Middle East, published piecemeal, always in issues with ten plates, over a long period. This, however, is all that was published on the fishes. Four plates depict 12 species of sharks, and another one a large ray. The other plates show bone-fishes. These are all Red Sea species. Traditionally the work is attributed to "Ehrenberg and Hemprich", but on the front board the names are switched. One caption mentions "H & E" as authors. Dean lists this under Hemprich and Ehrenberg. Hemprich died, en route, in 1825, and his compatriot and fellow explorer Christian Gottfried Ehrenberg (1795-1876) published the results under both names. Dean I, p. 562; Junk Rara, p. 138; Nissen ZBI, 1247.

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        A HISTORY OF THE LIFE AND VOYAGES OF CHRISTOPHER COLUMBUS.

      IRVING, WASHINGTON.  A HISTORY OF THE LIFE AND VOYAGES OF CHRISTOPHER COLUMBUS.  London: John Murray, 1828.  Four volumes.  8vo.  Contemporary burgundy half calf and patterned cloth.  Spines gilt in five compartments, morocco labels.  Edges marbled.  Fly-title in Volume I.  Two large folding maps, tracing the tracks of Columbus’ voyages.  Joints and extremities slightly rubbed.  Volume II map lightly offset.  An attractive set, internally very clean and with the maps in fine condition.FIRST EDITION of the first book resulting from Washington Irving’s researches into Spanish history – “not translation but an adaptation in the form of a popular life of the great discoverer” (DAB).To view the full description of this item, please contact us. 

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        Anecdotes of Painting in England; With Some Account of the Principal Artists; and Incidental Note on Other Arts; Collected by the Late Mr. George Vertue;

      London. The Shakespeare Press, by W. Nichol, for John Major, Fleet-Street. 1828. Lavishly bound in full scarlet tri-gilt ruled straight grain morocco. Gilt-ruled spine compartments with ornate gilt-tooled fleural motifs. Gilt-ruled raised bands. Gilt titles. Exceptionally ornate gilt-tooled Inner Dentelles. Marbled endsheets. t.e.g. 4to. 6.5" x 10.0". Illustrated throughout with full page Copper Plate Engravings. The most authoritative work on early English painting, here presented in a most breathtaking binding. Very Fine flawless set.

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        Portraits Of Illustrious Personages Of The Court Of Henry VIII. Engraved in Imitation of the Original Drawings of Hans Holbein, In The Collection Of His Majesty With Biographical and Historical Memoirs by Edmund Lodge

      London: John Chamberlaine, 1828. leather_bound. Contemporary three quarter maroon morocco and marbled boards, matching endpapers rebacked. Aeg. Near fine./No Dust Jacket. Unpaginated. Folio, 35 x 25 cm. Printed by William Bulmer. Eighty-four engraved and colored full-page portraits, the two separated, frontispiece plates of Holbein and his wife considered as one. It was probably Thomas Cromwell, and not More "that Holbein was brought to the notice of Henry VIII, and towards the end of 1534 and during the year 1535 a noticeable increase in the number of eminent English sitters is found." [see: Bryan, Vol.III, p.61]. Bright, very clean copy, text and plates. Corners rubbed, raised bands, spine panels richly gilt in elaborate floral motifs, black leather spine label lettered in gilt.

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        Historical Sketches of Charles the First, Cromwell, Charles the Second, and the Principal Personages of That Period; Including the King's Trial and Execution: to Which is Annexed an Account of the Sums Exacted by the Commonwealth from the Royalists . ....and the Names of all Those Who Compounded for Their Estates; with Other Scarce Documents. Illustrated by Fifty Lithographic Plates. by W. D. Fellowes, Esq.

      London, Printed For J. Murray; [Ect. ,etc. ], 1828. 1st Edition. Description: 4 p. L. , ix, 432, xii, lxxvi p. 1 illus. , 10 pl. (incl. Front. ) 29 port. , 19 facsim. 27 x 22 cm. Subjects; Cromwell, Oliver, 1599-1658. Charles I, King of England, 1600-1649. Minor, scattered marginal foxing. Finely and sumptuously bound in modern gilt-blocked wine buckram over marble boards. An exceptional copy - scans and additional bibliographic detail on request.

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        Symbolae physicae seu icones et descriptiones ... quae ex itinere Africam Borealem et Asiam Occidentalem [... Libyam Aegyptum Numiam Dongalam Syriam Arabiam et Habessiniam]

      Berlin: ex officina academica [or] sumptibus Georgii Reimeri, 1828-1900. 17 original parts bound in 4 volumes, folio. (17 ¾ x 12 ¾ inches and smaller). Various letterpress part and volume titles (as called for), vol.I with inserted small format leaf with letterpress text. 156 plates (135 hand-coloured), including 74 lithographs (60 hand-coloured), 59 engravings (56 hand-coloured), 3 hand-coloured aquatints and 20 etchings (16 hand-coloured). Recent blue half morocco over blue cloth-covered boards by James Brockman, spines gilt in compartments with raised bands, the bands highlighted in gilt, lettered in three compartments, volume number in a fourth the others with repeat decoration in gilt, marbled endpapers, original upper wrappers to 14 of the parts bound in, original lower wrappers to 13 parts bound in, in addition one pair of wrappers provided in facsimile and bound in, g.e. Very rare complete set of these beautifully-illustrated results of the natural history researches of Ehrenberg and Hemprich during their travels in Africa and the Middle East. No complete sets have been sold at auction in the past thirty years. An idea of the rarity of this work can be gained from an on-line survey of library holdings, which suggests that there may be only eight complete copies held by the following institutions: British Library; Bodleian Library; Cambridge University; Alberta; McGill; Academy Natural Sciences; American Museum of Natural History; University of Kansas. "The German naturalist and explorer Wilhelm Hemprich was born in the Prussian town of Glatz (now Klodzko, Poland) and studied medicine at Breslau and Berlin. It was in Berlin that he became friends with Christian Gottfried Ehrenberg [who was born in Delitzsch, near Leipzig. Ehrenberg had first studied theology, before switching to medicine and natural sciences in Berlin] ... The two men sharing an interest in natural history. Hemprich lectured at Berlin University on comparative physiology, ... and in his spare time he studied reptiles and amphibians at the zoological museum under Hinrich Lichtenstein. In 1820 Hemprich and Ehrenberg were invited to serve as naturalists on a primarily archaeological expedition to Egypt, led by Prussian General von Minutoli. The two naturalists were sponsored by the Berlin Academy. In March 1821 they separated from the main party and travelled up the river Nile to Dongola, the capital of Nubia. They spent the next two years studying the natural history of that part of Egypt. In 1823 Hemprich and Ehrenberg sailed across the Gulf of Suez to El Sur on the south-west coast of the Sinai peninsula, remaining there for nine months. During this time they visited Mount Sinai, and Ehrenberg became one of the first naturalists to study the marine life of the Red Sea. In 1824 they visited the Lebanon, travelling inland from Beirut to the summit of the Jebel Liban and making their base at Bcharre. In August they returned to Egypt. In November they set off again along the coasts of the Red Sea, calling at various ports including Jidda. They eventually arrived in the Eritrean port of Massawa, their intention being to visit the highlands of Abyssinia. Unfortunately Hemprich died in Massawa of fever, and Ehrenberg buried him on the island of Toalul. Ehrenberg travelled back to Europe, and in 1828 [began the publication of the present work] ... The specimens collected by the expedition were deposited at the Berlin Museum: they included 46,000 botanical specimens of 3000 species and 34,000 animal specimens of 4000 species." (Wikipedia). BM(NH) II, p.515; Stafleu & Cowan 1636; Wood p. 330

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        A Description of the Genus Pinus, with directions relative to the cultivation, and remarks on the uses of the several species: also descriptions of many other new species of the family Coniferae ... To which is added an appendix containing descriptions and figures of some other remarkable plants, and an account of the Lambertian herbarium, by ... David Don

      London: Messrs. Weddell [vols. 1-2]; H. Weddell [vol. 3], 1828-1828-1837. 3 volumes, folio. (vols.I-II: 26 1/2 x 19 3/4 inches; vol.III: 25 1/2 x 18 3/4 inches). Engraved portrait frontispiece of Lambert, 100 plates (comprising 2 folding uncoloured engraved plates [vol.II, Appendix nos. 7 and 8], 98 very fine fully coloured plates: engravings, lithographs and including 6 original watercolours in vol.III), extra-illustrated with an uncalled for dedication "To the King" at the front of vol.I and 17 additional variant coloured plates (including 2 original watercolours) in vols. I (13 plates) and vol.II (4 plates) together with variant text for all but 2 of the plates (including 5 leaves of 8vo text inset to size in vol.I). In all, containing 117 plates, including 8 original watercolours. Engravings by Barlow, Mackenzie, Smith, Warner and Weddell after Bauer, Ehret, Manz, Smith and Sowerby, a few plates lithographed by G. Scharf, one after J. Lycett. Vols. I & II: bound to style in red half morocco over paper-covered boards, spines gilt; vol.III: contemporary dark green half morocco over green cloth-covered boards, spine gilt. A unique copy of Lambert's masterpiece with the highest number of recorded plates of any set seen on the market in the past 35 years and more than any institutional copy. This is both an important scientific monograph and an artistic triumph, including spectacular plates after Ferdinand Bauer. This rare edition of Lambert's spectacular work is highly acclaimed for its beauty and the fact that each copy is unique, containing varying numbers of plates as well as original watercolours. The number of such original studies in each set, however, is difficult to ascertain, as the line between pure watercolour and watercolour over printed outline is a very fine one. Only three sets are listed as having sold at auction: the de Belder copy with 100 plates (the number of watercolours unclear, with the set appearing twice at auction with a varying number of watercolours in each catalogue description); Queen Mary's copy with 91 plates (with 6 watercolours), and a copy sold at Christie's London in 1991 with 100 plates (including an unspecified number of watercolours). All of the institutional copies, including those in the British Library, the Smithsonian and New York Botanical Garden Library, contain 100 plates, though the numbers of watercolours are not cited. The standard issue of 100 plates is here augmented by 17 additional ones. Most plates are accompanied by variant text, and all show variations when compared to others. In the present set, in addition to the 8 original watercolours, a number of the plates have details added in watercolour, or have outlines that are so faint that they give the appearance of being executed completely in watercolour. The presence of the inlaid-to-size octavo text in the first volume (published in 1832) suggests that perhaps an impatient subscriber -- unable to wait for the regular publication of vol.III -- bought the available new plates and married them to the smaller available text. This set offers an interesting opportunity to examine the variants between the plates and the text of a significant portion of the work. The majority of the plates are after Ferdinand Bauer, who with his brother Franz "may well claim to be the greatest of all botanical draughtsmen. Their skill in execution of detail is miraculous, yet they never lost sight of the wood for the trees; everything is understood, balanced, controlled ... The splendid illustrations to [the present work] ... deeply impressed Goethe ... The botanical draughtsman was no longer the mere recorder of floral beauty; he now had the more difficult task of serving both Art and Science" (Great Flower Books, p.37). The earliest edition of Lambert's important monograph, though with the fewest number of plates, was published in two volumes between 1803 and 1824. It then appeared in various formats with varying numbers of plates, including the present second edition, until the Bohn issue of 1842. In many ways, the present second edition is the most desirable, with the third volume published for the first time and containing the full complement of plates, with the significant additional advantage of the presence of original watercolours. Great Flower Books (1990) p.111; Henrey III, 921 and 922; cf. H.W. Renkema & J. Ardagh 'Aylmer Bourke Lambert and his "Description of the genus Pinus"' in Journal Linnaean Society London, Botany (1930) vol.48, pp.439- 466; Stafleu & Cowan II, 4145; De Belder sale lot 201.

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        Dramatic Works of J.W. Goethe ( 1828 - Containing the Second Edition of Faust - Translated into French )

      Alexandre Mesnier, 1828. Hardcover. Very Good. Alexandre Mesnier, Paris 1828. Second Edition. 4 Volumes including a biography of Goethe by Albert Stapfer. Translated into French. Contains what is apparently the Second Edition of the French Translation of Faust. No comparable copies of this edition could be found anywhere online at the time of listing. A rare early printing of Goethe's works including Faust with the errata present. Original binding. Leather spine over marbled boards. Gold lettering at the spine. Book Condition: Very Good, books are tight and square, shelf wear at the edges, tight spines, clean pages, minor foxing.

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        Ischel. Gezeichnet und geschrieben von Thomas Ender in Wien

      [Wien, Strauss 1828].. qu.-4°. Gest. Tit. m. gr. Titelillustr., 12 Orig.-Radierungen. (Blattgr. 23 x 33, Bildausschn. 11 x 17 cm.). Pbd. d. Zt. m. goldgeprägt. Rankenbordüre auf beiden Deckeln. Rückensch. Einbd. leicht fleckif. Stellenw. im w. Rd. schwach gebräunt. Nebehay-W. 162 - Komplette Ausgabe! Die Tafeln zeigen: Titelvignette (Blick aus einem Fenster auf die Traunbrücke); Ruheplatz der Gräfinn Potocka; Die gedeckte Brücke bey Ischel; Das Pfannhaus von Ischel; Die Aussicht vom Kalvarien-Berge; Ischel Stromabwaerts; Ischel vom Postbühel; Friedhof-Kapelle von Ischel; Aussicht vom Hofschmiedhaus; Ischel Stromaufwaerts; Ruine von Wildenstein bei Ischel; Aussicht von Elisenruhe bei Ischel; Erste Station auf dem Kalvarienberg.

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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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        MEMORIAL DE SAINTE-HELENE OU JOURNAL:

      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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        American ornithology; or, The natural history of the birds of the United States . . . . ; American ornithology; or, The natural history of birds inhabiting the United States, not given by Wilson

      Bradford and Inskeep; Samuel Augustus MitchellI. Contemporary half red roan over marbled boards, gilt spine; some wear to extremities, offsetting from plates. Ex-libris David Bixler and Lee Lawrence Stopple, with their bookplates. II. Contemporary half red roan over marbled boards, gilt spine; some wear to extremities, offsetting from plates. Ex-libris David Bixler and Lee Lawrence Stopple, with their bookplates. I. First edition of "the first truly great American ornithology . . . absolutely basic as a collector's item" (Bennett). Wilson's Ornithology was an artistic, scientific, and commercial undertaking of magisterial proportions. His plates depict 320 figures of 262 species, including 39 that were entirely new and 23 that were for the first time described sufficiently to distinguish them from European species with which they had been confused. II. First edition with the rare first issue of Volume 1. The work was subsequently purchased by Carey, Lea, and Carey, and published under their aegis. Intended as a supplement to Wilson's American Ornithology, Bonaparte describes 60 birds supposedly not treated in the original work.

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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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