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        MEMOIRS OF SAMUEL PEPYS, ESQ. F.R.S. SECRETARY TO THE ADMIRALTY IN THE REIGNS OF CHARLES II. AND JAMES II. COMPRISING HIS DIARY...[WITH]: THE LIFE, JOURNALS, AND CORRESPONDENCE OF SAMUEL PEPYS, ESQ. F.R.S...INCLUDING A NARRATIVE OF HIS VOYAGE TO TANGIER

      London.: Henry Colburn & Richard Bentley., 1828. ...SEVEN VOLUME SET COMPLETE, 5 VOL. OF THE "MEMOIRS" + 2 VOL. OF "THE LIFE, JOURNALS, AND CORRESPONDENCE"... "MEMOIRS" set is second edition, edited by Richard Lord Braybrooke, "From 1659 to 1669, Deciphered by the Rev. John Smith, A.B. from the Original Short-Hand Ms. in the Pepysian Library, and a Selection from His Private Correspondence."... "THE LIFE, JOURNALS, AND CORRESPONDENCE" set is first edition, published in 1841, also "Deciphered from the Short-Hand Mss. in the Bodleian Library, by the Rev. John Smith, A.M."... All volumes rebound utilizing the original polished calf leather which is laid down over the new boards, give a good character to the bindings... Raised spine bands, red and green leather compartment labels on spine have gilt lettering, AEG, gilt dentelle, marbled endpapers, gilt outlining on covers... Only "Memoirs" are illustrated with 11 plates, 4 of which are folding, and portrait frontispieces in each volume... SCARCE SETS... There is very little foxing and the pages are amazingly clean... Leather is cracked and edges well worn... Overall, these volumes received professional conservation which has given good character to these books... Additional shipping and handling will apply for multiple volumes... . Full-Leather.. Very Good.. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.

      [Bookseller: Eveleigh Books & Stamps]
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        Scènes du jour. Les Péchés Capitaux

      1828-29. Twenty-Three Hand-Colored Lithographed Scenes on Twelve Platesby Henry Monnier Satirizing the Cardinal Sins[MONNIER, Henry, illustrator]. [Scènes du jour. Les Péchés Capitaux]. [Paris: 1828-29].Folio (14 1/16 x 10 11/16 inches; 357 x 270 mm.). Twelve numbered hand-colored lithographed plates (Plates 1-11 each with two captioned vignettes and plate 12 with one captioned vignette). Plates lithographed by Delpech.Bound to contemporary style in modern full dark green morocco. Gilt ruled borders, gilt panel, gilt lettering and ornaments to spine. A fine copy.An excellent copy of this astonishingly scarce series of plates. Per ABPC, there are no auction records for this title since at least 1923. OCLC reports no copies in institutional holdings worldwide.The two images from the ninth plate “L’Envie” and “L’Orgueil” are reproduced in the Aristide Marie book on Henry Monnier on pages 20 and 26.The Plates:1. Uncaptioned 2. Des Visites and Une Rencontre 3. Les Commères and L’Ecrivain Public 4. Bureau de Loterie and Des Oppositions5. Aliénés”and second vignette (uncaptioned)6. Un Exemple and Mystificateurs7. Soirée Bourgeoise and Récréation populaire8. Delassemens and Inutilités 9. L’Envie and L’Orgueil10. La Luxuré and La Gourmandise 11. La Paresse and Lavarice 12. La ColèreMarie 383-394.

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        SIMON BOLIVAR LIBERTADOR PRESIDENTE DE COLOMBIA &&&. COLOMBIANOS! LAS VOLUNTADES PUBLICAS SE HABIAN ESPRESADO ENERJICAMENTE POR LAS REFORMAS POLITICAS DE LA NACION...[caption title and first line of text]

      Bogotá. Aug. 27, 1828.. [1]p. plus integral blank. [with:] SIMON BOLIVAR LIBERTADOR PRESIDENTE DE LA REPUBLICA DE COLOMBIA...DECRETO ORGÁNICO...[caption title]. [4]pp. Folio. Old creases. Minor soiling. Very good plus. In a half morocco and cloth box, leather labels. An extremely rare broadside printing of Bolivar's declaration of dictatorial powers, addressed to the people of Gran Colombia, together with the DECRETO ORGÁNICO issued by him, outlining the organization of his new government. The two documents - bearing the same watermark, folds, and publication date - appear to have been issued together to the Treasury; a contemporary hand has written "Tesoreria" on the first leaf, and the wear patterns suggest that they have been kept together for some time. Simon Bolivar was already president and founding hero of Gran Colombia (present-day Panama, Colombia, Ecuador, Venezuela, and parts of Peru). In February 1827, with the nation floundering and on the point of fragmentation, Bolivar had proposed resigning his position as president, claiming he had no desire for dictatorial control. The Congress rejected his resignation. After a failed constitutional convention in the summer of 1828, Bolivar declared himself, by this decree, dictator for life, in what was intended as a temporary measure to maintain unification. In the first document, Bolivar addresses the "Colombianos," explaining his reasoning for the extraordinary measures granting him absolute power over the government. He also assures his countrymen that he will not remain a dictator any longer than necessary, but in the meantime pledges to "commit myself to obey strictly your legitimate desires" (in translation). The second document, the DECRETO ORGÁNICO, lays out six articles granting Bolivar absolute power. Both are signed in type by Bolivar. Though the text of these important proclamations was anthologized at an early date and has frequently been republished, copies are exceedingly scarce on the market. We were able to locate only one institutional copy of each, at the John Carter Brown Library. PALAU 32190. POSADA, BOGOTANA 1042.

      [Bookseller: William Reese Company - Americana]
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        Geschichte der geograhischen Entdeckungsreisen

      Hilscher, Dresden - 1828-29. 5 parts in 2 volumes. Sm. 8vo. First edition. vi, 170; 130; viii, 152; 135; 231, v. Each part with seperate t.p. Contemp. half calf with spine labels and gilding. Boards worn with some internal foxing. Ex-libris with numerous stamps and attached labels to fep's and spines. Bound in at beginning of part 5 is a letter written and signed by Falkenstein, dated 20 May, 1829 to an un-named receiver of the book. Also attached to the ffep of vol. one is a dedicatory note on a paper label. Falkenstein was the Dresden librarian at the time. Wonderful chronology of voyages of exploration from the earliest times to 1828. Australia mentioned often with the discovery being credited to Hartogh in 1616 though mention is made of de Quiros discovering Torres Straits. Robert, 1442. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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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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        Cadland, the Winner of the Derby Stakes at Epsom, 1828, 89 Subscribers - 15 Started. was got by Andrew: son of Orville, his Dam Sorcery by Sorcerer, out of Cobbea, The Property of His Grace the Duke of Rutland, To whom this Print is by Permission most Respectfully Dedicated by His Graces most Obedient and much Obliged Servts. J.F. Herring and S. & J. Fuller

      London: S. & J. Fuller and J.F. Herring, 15 July 1828. Aquatint, printed in colours and finished by hand, by R.G. Reeve. Trimmed within platemark top and sides. 12 5/8 x 17 1/4 inches. 15 1/4 x 18 3/4 inches. A fine print from the 'Winners of the Derby Series': a 'benchmark' sporting print in terms of the "quality of painting, engraving and printing" (Lane) Herring is an outstanding and imaginative artist who at an early age showed an aptitude for handling both riding whip and pencil. At a young age, fate took Herring to the Doncaster races where he saw the Duke of Hamilton's horse, William, win the St. Leger. The sight inspired him to attempt the art of animal-painting, in which he subsequently excelled. In addition to being a successful horse painter, Herring made his livelihood as a coachman, and for some time drove the Highflyer coach between London and York. When eventually he retired as a coachman he immediately obtained numerous commissions and was able to devote himself entirely to his art. Herring had no education in art until he definitely set up as an artist, when he worked for a short time in the studio of Abraham Cooper, R.A. He painted an immense number of racing, coaching, and other sporting subjects, many of which were published by the sporting printsellers and the sporting magazines. He was a frequent exhibitor at the Royal Academy and the Society of British Artists; he was elected a member of the latter society in 1841. While in later life he painted a number of subject- pictures, it was as a portrait-painter of racehorses that Herring earned his fame, and no great breeder or owner of racehorses is without some treasured production of Herring's brush. "In 1825 The Doncaster Gazette commissioned Herring to paint a series of pictures of the winners of the St. Leger starting in 1815... W. Sheardown and Sons of Doncaster published these brilliantly engraved prints (by Thomas Sutherland) in 1825... Messrs Fuller of London... continued the series until the mid-1840s. Fullers also published a similar series of Derby winners after Herring's paintings between 1827 and 1841... These prints provide a 'benchmark' in their quality of painting, engraving and printing which subsequent publishers attempted to emulate, but rarely with such success" (Lane) Lane, British Racing Prints , p.122; Siltzer p.147.

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        Klinische Kupfertafeln. Eine auserlesene Sammlung von Abbildungen in Bezug auf innere Krankheiten, vorzüglich auf deren Diagnostik und pathologische Anatomie, für praktische Ärzte

      Weimar, Landes-Industrie-Comptoir (1828 -) 1837.. 12 Lieferungen in 1 Band (Alles Erschienene!) Mit 72 gest. Tafeln, davon einige gefalt und 54 koloriert (35/36 und 41/42 jeweils auf 1 Tafel). 114 unnum. Textbll. Roter HLdr. um 1880, mit goldgepr. Rückentitel und etwas Rückenverg. 28 x 22,5 cm. Hirsch-H. II, 635; Waller 3285. - Komplette Ausgabe des in 12 Lieferungen zu je 6 Tafeln erschienenen Werkes; eine fehlerhafte Auktionsbeschreibung eines ohnedies inkompletten Exemplars mit einer Zuweisung von 83 Tafeln "geistert" seit einigen Jahren durch das Internet - das Werk ist mit 72 Tafeln absolut komplett, alle Bibliographien und Bibliotheksbestände beschreiben das Werk so wie hier vorliegend (Waller gibt 70 Tafeln an, wobei dort wohl doppelt nummerierten als jeweils 1 Tafel gezählt werden). - Zusammenfassung der in zahlreichen Veröffentlichungen Frorieps enthaltenen Illustrationen, deren Grundlage oft Zeichnungen des Herausgebers bildeten. Darstellungen (und dazugehöriger, meist mehrseitiger Erklärung) von manisch Kranken, "Irrenanstalten", pathologischen Veränderungen der Lymphgefäße, des Uterus, des Herzens, Gehirns, von Leberkrankheiten, der Cholera usw. Die fein und detailgenau kolorierten Tafeln faszinieren teilweise durch die Plastizität besonders von Darstellung von an Hauterkrankungen leidenden Patienten, bzw. der Physiognomie bei schweren Erkrankungen. - Das Werk erschien ohne Titelblatt, hier hat der vordere Umschlag der 12. Lieferung als solches Verwendung gefunden. - Etwas berieben. Tafeln und Textblätter auf schmalen Falzen montiert. Weitgehend sauberes und frisches Exemplar!

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        La reunion de malhechores en cuadrilla en la provincial de Cavite

      [Manila, no printer, 1828]. In 4to (274 mm x 188 mm). pp. 13, [1, blank], printed on rice paper, text in Spanish and Tagalog, with occasional contemporary manuscript notes, initialled by Ricafort; lightly browned, larger paper tears skilfully repaired, other smaller paper tears near old folds with no loss of text, fore-edge of first page chipped with no loss of text; in paper wrappers. Allowing the offense, murder and capture of bandits, without punishment; an intriguing insight to political views in the early 19th century Philippines. A very rare pamphlet issued by Mariano Ricafort, Governor-General of the Philippines, permitting members of the public to capture or kill bandits. Ricafort was Governor of the Philippines between 1825 and 1830 and the protection of the lucrative Spanish tobacco monopoly from banditry was one of his priorities. Printed in Spanish and the native Philippine language Tagalog, the pamphlet contains a list of the names, villages, and regions that the bandits originate from, some marked in ink, presumably indicating their capture or execution. The majority of those named are from the troubled region of Cavite, others are from Batangas, Laguan, Tondo and Bataan. ?Banditry in Cavite was related to the expansion of the estates owned by the religious orders in the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries. The total amount of land held by these orders grew nearly 16 percent on average, while the area of certain haciendas increased by as much as 38 percent over this period. Much of this expansion was at the expense of peasant cultivators . . . . As early as the 1820s, the intensity of banditry in Cavite can be directly related to changes in share cropping agreements. Tenants who were forced to pay a fixed rent irrespective of yield rather than a percentage of the harvest turned to banditry around Imus between 1822 and 1828. Twenty-four of the band?s thirty-nine members were born in Cavite and fifteen came from Imus alone. A list of those sentenced to death in absentia by Governor-General Ricafort in 1828 identifies the notorious Caviteño bandit chief Luis de los Santos (alias Parang) and his lieutenant, Juan Bestre alias Upay, as being residents of Imus? (Greg Bankoff, Crime, society and the state in the nineteenth-century Philippines, Manila, 1996, pp. 62?64). Those capturing bandits are promised a pardon for earlier crimes committed (except in cases of heresy and the falsification of money). Bandits are not subject to a trial and, if captured alive, are to be hanged once formally identified. Rewards are of 50 pesos for bandits killed, and 100 pesos if brought to the authorities alive. Not in Palau. Not found in OCLC or CCPBE.

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        The Life of the Celebrated Sir Francis Drake, the First English Circumnavigator. Reprinted from the Biographia Britannica. Together with the Historical and Genealogical Account of Sir Francis Drake's Family, from Betham's Baronetage and Extracts

      1828. .....from Nicholson's History of Cumberland, Containing an Account of the Richmond Family of Highhead Castle. Inscribed by One of the Descendent of Sir Francis Drake. UNPUBLISHED/PRIVATELY PRINTED. London: J. Moyes, 1828. Folio, 83 pages (58 pages on "The Life of Sir Francis Drake"; 14 pages on the "Genealogy"; and the remaining 11 pages on the "Richmond of Highland Castle"). With portrait frontis of Sir Francis Drake printed by C. Hullmandel. Bound in brown leather over marbled boards, with title in gilt on a leather label to front board. Inscribed by one of Drake's family members to the half title page. Foxing to 4 pages including half title page, frontis portrait and title page, otherwise in very good condition, untrimmed. UNPUBLISHED. Inscribed by one of family members of Sir Francis Drake: "Mrs. Richard Thompson with Sir Francis Henry Drakes affectionate regards 1828" . Inscribed.

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        A Pilgrimage in Europe and America : leading to the discovery of the sources of the Mississippi and Bloody River ; with a description of the whole course of the former and of the Ohio. By J.C. Beltrami

      London: printed for Hunt and Clarke, 1828. 2 volumes, octavo. (8 3/4 x 5 3/4 inches). Small format errata leaf at the back of vol.I, 'Directions to the Binder' leaf at the end of vol.II. Lithographic portrait frontispiece of the author, on india paper mounted, 2 engraved folding plans with 2 accompanying pages of letterpress 'key' text. 1 large folding engraved map of the length of the Mississippi, 3 etched plates for Indian ornaments with 1p. of letterpress 'key' text. (Blindstamps to title, pp.49/50 in each volume, and all seven of the plates, plans and maps, ink numbers to verso of titles and pp.48 in each volume, occasional strengthening to inner margins). Original boards, neatly rebacked to style in green cloth, old letterpress labels, uncut (inner hinges strengthened). First edition in English of the author's "La decouverte des sources du Mississippi" first published in 1824, The first volume is an account of the author's travels in England, Germany, France and Italy. The second volume is most interesting: the author accompanied Major Long in his second expedition, and "Volume II is almost entirely devoted to the author's travels among the Northwestern Indians, of whom he gives some novel particulars. The narrations of what he witnessed are tinged with the peculiar glow of the author's temperament." (Field). The work was first published in French in 1824 and was met with skepticism, exemplified by the Revue encyclopedique where the work was severely criticized. Major Long echoed the sentiments of the ... Revue: " An Italian whom we met at Fort [Snelling] .. attached himself to the expedition, and accompanied us to Pembina. He has recently published a book which we notice merely on account of the fictions and misrepresentations which it contains." Clark II, 182; Field 111; Howes B- 338; Pilling Algonquin p.42; Sabin 4605; Wagner-Camp 26a.2.

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        RESA I COLOMBIA, ÅREN 1825 OCH 1826

      Nykoping. 1828.. Two volumes. [4],302,[1]; [4],402,[1]pp. plus folding map. Half title and frontispiece in each volume. Original plain blue paper wrappers, paper labels. Wrappers spotted and rubbed, small split in front hinge of second volume. Internally fresh and very good, untrimmed. First edition of this oft-reprinted report on Colombia. Gosselman was a commander in the Swedish navy who made several trips to the Americas, producing a number of books on his travels. In Colombia he visited Cartagena, Bogota, Medellin, and several other places, and provides information on local history, people, and agriculture. The plates depict Colombians rowing boats on the Magdalena River, and a Colombian carrying a European on his back up the Andes. PALAU 106354. SABIN 28065.

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        Picturesque Views of The English Cities, from Drawings by G. F. Robson, Edited by J. Britton. Containing Thirty-two Engravings by Adlard, Barrenger, Barber, Higham, Le Keux, Jeavons, Varrall, Tombleson, Redaway, Taylor, Woolnorth etc

      London: J. Britton, 1828. First edition. Printed title with ornamental border, an engraved Architectural & Heraldic title page and 31 engraved city views as called for. Folio, (13 1/4 x 10 inches), contemporary full green grained morocco, the sides elaborately blocked in gilt within gilt rules, the spine ornamentally blocked and lettered in gilt, all edges gilt. The binding rubbed on the joints and headbands but still a fine and most attractive binding. The free endpapers have been adhered to the front pastedowns, perhaps to reinforce the inner hinges, but these now have some rippling. A remarkably clean copy. Some foxing to the Architectural title and occasional very light marginal foxing but overall very clean and with good strong impressions of the plates. Short marginal tear to one plate. Overall an exceptional copy. With tipped-in at end the prospectus for this work listing the plates. The city views comprise: Canterbury (2), York (2), Bath, Bristol, Carlisle, Chichester, Chester, Coventry, Durham (2), Ely, Exeter, Gloucester, Hereford, Lincoln (2), London (2), Lichfield, Norwich (2), Oxford, Peterborough, Rochester, Salisbury, Wells, Westminster, Winchester, & Worcester. The edition was strictly limited to 1,000 impressions and the original plates were destroyed in January 1829 after that number had been printed; this copy with its strong crisp engravings would have been an early impression.

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        Johnson's English Dictionary, as Improved By Todd, and Abridged By Chalmers; with Walker's Pronouncing Dictionary, Combined: To Which is Added, Walker's Key to the Classical Pronunciation of Greek, Latin, and Scripture Proper Names

      Boston: Charles Ewer and T. Harrington Carter, 1828. IN GOOD CONDITION. XXX, [2] 1156pp, bound in leather, with black leather spine label, raised bands on spine, binding and hinges tight, text in double column format. Covers show corner/edge wear, chips to upper backstrip edge, leather starting flake on spine, lacks corner of ffp, ownership in pencil, notes on back free endpapers in pencil, occasional foxing. . Hard Cover. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.

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        A Series of Progressive Lessons intended to Elucidate the Art of Painting

      London,: T. Clay, 1828.. Oblong quarto; illustrated throughout with full-page hand-coloured lithographs; a fine copy in later quarter maroon calf over original marbled boards. Artistic tuition by a notable English painter whose reputation has grown in recent years. The recent major exhibition of Cox's work at the Yale Center for British Art, with a substantial accompanying reference work, has drawn further attention to a painter who, although somewhat out of fashion in recent decades, has often been compared with Turner, Constable and Burne-Jones.'Known mainly as a painter in watercolour, Cox is one of the major figures in the golden age of that medium and of English landscape painting, which began towards the end of the 18th century and might be thought of ending with the death of Turner in 1851. Cox was born in Heath Mill Lane, Digbeth, in 1783 and gained early experience as a theatrical scene painter. He moved to London in 1804 to pursue this career, but gravitated to the form of art for which he is best known. Between 1814 and 1827 he made a living as a drawing master in Hereford, returned to live in London until 1841 and "retired" to Birmingham where he died in 1859...' (Terry Grimley, reviewing the exhibition in the Birmingham Post).In the nineteenth century the skill of painting and drawing was considered as necessary as was, according to fixed ideas of gender, the learning of a foreign language or a musical instrument, the study of the classics or the fine art of needlework; such accomplishments were seen as indicators of one's civilized position in society.At a period when the English were travelling widely to Europe for the first time, beautifully illustrated and informative texts were prepared to meet the educational requirements of this new upper class taste. English cultural life was being extended to embrace studies of natural history, science and the art of landscape painting.This is an excellent example of just such a text: it includes studies on perspective, sketching, shading and marine art. The illustrations are prepared in lithography and coloured by hand, and some of the larger plates are folding. The ability to draw topography was at the same time seen as an important skill for naval and military officers, having obviously important practical applications and often being taught to cadets from a young age. Although this manual is rather advanced for military purposes, it would have been of particular interest to the often military men who drifted into landscape painting and found a ready audience for publication of their illustrations of exotic travels.'Cox's work was praised by Thackeray in Sketches after English Landscape Painters (1850) and Ruskin wrote in 1857 that "there is not any other landscape which comes near these works of David Cox in simplicity or seriousness". Although Cox's standing in the art world reached its apex in the late 19th century, recent reappraisals of Victorian art have seen Cox rightly restored to his position as one of the finest of all British landscape painters...' (National Library of Scotland).Tooley, 'English Books with Coloured Plates', 161 (listing the 1841 edition only).

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        Stammtafeln mehrerer Gauner-Familien in der Provinz Niederhessen. Nebst einem Rundschreiben an die kurfürstlichen Kreisräthe und die Fürstlich Rotenburgischen Beamten

      Kassel, 1828.. V, 25 S. Mit Herrnhuter-Buntpapier bezogener Karton d. Zt. Qu.-Folio. 20 x 33,5 cm. Avé-Lallement I, 263; Huelke/Etzler 1645; Fijnaut/Paoli, Organised Crime in Europe 148. - Sehr seltene kriminalistische Veröffentlichung, die allerlei jenische Familien genealogisch dokumentiert: Bindemann, Deutscher, Kreutz (ausdrücklich als "Zigeuner" ausgewiesen), Steinbach (ebenso als "Zigeuner" ausgewiesen) u.a. Pfeiffer war Polizei-Direktor und Regierungsrat der Provinz Niederhessen. - Knickspurig und eselsohrig, etwas angestaubt und fleckig.

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        De l'orthomorphie, par rapport a l'espèce humaine, ou recherches anatomico-pathologiques.

      Paris, Gabon, 1828. - 2 Text-Bände und 1 Atlas-Band. 8° und 4°. 77 (2 gefaltete, 56 lithographierte, 21 gestochene) Tafeln, (3 Bl.), IX, 382 S. - (2 Bl.), 402 S. - 114 S. Halblederband der Zeit mit Rückenvergoldung (Textbände) und Halblederband im Stil der Zeit mit 2 Rückenschildern und Rückenvergoldung unter Verwendung der Original-Deckel (diese etwas fleckig). Seltene erste Ausgabe einer bahnbrechenden orthopädischen Arbeit. - Garrison/Morton 4315; Wellcome II, 447; Waller 2347 (nur Atlas); Goldschmid 130: "Interessantes, für die Entwicklung der Orthopädie wichtiges Werk aus der großen Zeit der französischen Chirurgie, reich mit Tafeln ausgestattet. Diese zeigen zum Teil Bildnisse - meist Gipsabgüsse - von Verkrümmungen der Wirbelsäule, teils das zugehörige mazerierte Knochenpräparat; ferner eine große Anzahl von Bildern, welche Turnapparate, Turnübungen, Stützapparate und Anstaltseinrichtung darstellen." - "Delpech, Professor of Surgery at Montpellier, published a comprehensive treatise on deformities of the bones and joints. He established the tuberculous nature of Pott's disease. Delpech did more than any other man toward the development of orthopaedics in France" (G./M.). - Taf. num. 1-78, dabei 58 in der Numerierung ausgelassen und auch nicht im Text beschrieben. - Text-Bände vereinzelt minimal stockfleckig, Textseiten des breitrandigen Tafelbandes teils gering braunfleckig, Tafeln nahezu fleckenfrei. Insgesamt sehr gut erhalten. [Attributes: First Edition]

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        The Poetical Works of S. T. Coleridge, including the Dramas of Wallenstein, Remorse, and Zapolya, complete in 3 volumes, first large paper edition

      London: William Pickering. 1828. First edition. Hardcover. Very Good+. Complete set in 3 volumes. One of 12 copies of the first large paper edition; however, the fly leaf of Volume 1, with Pickering's signed limitation statement, has been neatly removed. 1828. Hardcovers, 8vo., all three in original red cloth with title labels. 353, 370 and 428 pp. Very Good+ set. Bright, clean and unmarked contents. Some loss and rubbing to the title labels, but most of the text is still present. Spines sunned; a few small areas of discoloration to the spines and boards. Coleridge was apparently displeased with this first edition and rushed to get the second edition published. Lacks signed page, but still a scarce set. Digital images available upon request.

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        Sammelband mit 45 Einwickelpapieren für Zigarren bzw. Tabackpackungen, zum überwiegenden Teil aus der Produktion der Berliner Fabrik Doussin

      Kl.-Oktav (11 x 15 cm). Neuer, ansprechend gestalteter Pappband in Ganzleinenkassette mit goldgepr. Rückentitelschild. Mit insgesamt 45 Papieren, davon 13 doppelblattgroß oder ausfaltbar, 9 farbig oder mehrfarbig gedruckt und häufig auf farbigem Papier. Teils mit recht aufwendigem figürlichen Dekor, realisiert in Kupferstich, Lithographie, Holzschnitt oder schlichtem Bleisatz. Einige Papere datiert (1828, 1834, 1840). Kulturgeschichtlich interessante Sammlung äußerst seltener Papiere. Der weitaus überwiegende Teil der Papiere aus der Fabrik Doussin, die bereits 1806 in Gädickes Berlin-Lexikon als Tabackspinnerei Erwähnung fand. Desweiteren jeweils ein Papier von: Neuwenhuylen & van den Bergh (Amsterdam), Van Laer & Jut (ebd.), Friederich Justus (Hamburg), A. Kellermann (ebd.), Fribourg & Freyer, Importer of foreign snuff and tobacco (London?) sowie ein polnisch-deutsch beschriftetes Papier aus Rawicz/Rawitsch.

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        A Treatise on the Rights, Duties, and Liabilities of Husband and

      1828. Clancy, James. A Treatise on the Rights, Duties, and Liabilities of Husband and Wife at Law and in Equity. New York: Treadway & Bogert, 1828. xxiii, 684 pp. Octavo (9" x 5-1/2"). Contemporary sheep, blind fillets to boards, lettering piece and blind fillets to spine. Some rubbing to extremities, a few light scuffs to boards, spine darkened with light gatoring, head partially detached but secure. " (of Wm. Eno dated 1842, Jonathan Holdeen dated 1935 and one illegible) to front free endpaper, another early signatures (of Ruggles J. Hasbrouck) to head of title page. Toning, light foxing to most of text, internally clean. A solid copy. * First American edition, from the third London edition, 1827, "with great additions." This popular and useful work went through several London and American editions, and is instructive of the legal status of marriage at the time. Examines such topics as the equitable rights of both husband and wife in their legal relationship to each other, in terms of personal property, liability, debts, survivorship, suicide, inheritance, children, cohabitation, dower, arrest of a married woman and settlement. Catalogue of the Library of the Harvard Law School (1909) I:389. Cohen, Bibliography of Early American Law 11078.

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        Letters and Notes on the Manners, Customs, and Conditions of the North American Indians

      London: George Catlin. 1st Edition. Hardcover. Very Good. FIRST EDITION, FIRST ISSUE of Catlin's monumental work on the North American Indians. Complete with three maps (one folding), and over 300 illustrations on 177 plates. Catlin "had been interested in Native American life from his boyhood, and in 1828, after encountering a delegation of Plains Indians in Philadelphia on their way to Washington, D.C., he became determined to record the Native American heritage before it was destroyed by the onslaught of the advancing American frontier. In 1830 he traveled west to St. Louis, and he began a series of visits to various tribes, chiefly in the Great Plains. He made more than 500 paintings and sketches based on his observations during his travels and exhibited these works in the United States and Europe from 1837 to 1845 as the 'Indian Gallery.' In 1841 he published his best-known book, the two-volume Letters and Notes on the Manners, Customs, and Condition of the North American Indians, which was illustrated with many engravings" (Britannica). London: by the author, 1841. Two volumes. Octavo, contemporary three-quarter calf over marbled boards rebacked. First issue, with "Frederick" for "Zacharias" on page 104 in vol I. Some rubbing to bindings. Front hinge on volume I split but holding; dampstaining to margin of frontispiece and foxing to endpapers. Plate 5/6 stained, one-page map in volume II with foxing; other plates and maps generally very clean with only the occasional spot of foxing.

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        Narrative Of Travels And Discoveries In Northern And Central Africa, In The Years 1822, 1823, And 1824 Extending Across The Great Desert to the Tenth Degree Of Northern Latitude, And From Kouka In Bornou, To Sackatoo, The Capital Of The Fellatah Empire. With An Appendix

      London: John Murray, 1828. First edition. Hardcover. Modern, three quarter calf and marbled boards with two red leather spine labels printed in gilt. 2 vols. in one. Near fine/No Dust Jacket. [43] 335, 269 pages. 29 x 23 cm. Thirty-seven plates, one colored, one large fold-out map and six wood-cut vignettes. Exploration of the lower River Niger and the Guinea Coast with most of the narrative by Denham, the entire project sponsored by the British government. Dr. Oudney died at the age of 32 in 1824 of tropical fever during this exploration. Appendices of Bornou, Begharmi, Mandara and Timbuctoo Vocabulary. Plates and text generally clean, , slight toning to tile at fore-edge with signature at head, blind stamp of South African bookseller blank free front endpaper.

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        Histoire de Médard Bonnart, chevalier des ordres royaux et militaires de Saint-Louis et de la légion d'honneur, capitaine de gendarmerie en retraite

      - Epernay,Veuve Fiévet, 1828. 2 Volumes/2. -- Reliure bradel. Format in-8°( 23 x 15,5 cm )( 1370 gr ).-------- (2)ff.,II,485 pp et (2)ff.,518 pp. *************** Edition originale illustrée de 3 portraits, 2 fac-similés et 12 planches au trait d'uniformes. ************************* Engagé dès 1791 dans la garde nationale de sa ville natale à Damery, près d'Epernay, Bonnart participa à toutes les campagnes de la Révolution, de Valmy à l'Italie en 1798. Il fut affecté dans la gendarmerie. " Le volume 2 de ses souvenirs est consacré aux services de Bonnart en Maine-et-Loire de 1800 à 1818 (.). De 1812 à 1814, il sert en Espagne et y affronte guerilleros et Anglais " (Tulard, 181). [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Picturesque Tour of the Thames

      1828. first edition. One of Only "A Few" Large Paper CopiesEarliest Issue with the "Twickenham Blotch"WESTALL (William) and Samuel OWEN. Picturesque Tour of the Thames. Illustrated by Twenty-Four Coloured Views, a Map, and Vignettes, from Original Drawings Taken on the Spot by William Westall and Samuel Owen. London: R. Ackermann, 1828. Large Paper Copy. First edition, first issue plates (with two spots of discoloration in the sky on the Twickenham plate). Folio (15 3/8 x 12 in; 390 x 304 mm). Twenty-four hand-colored aquatint plates with tissue guards, two aquatint vignettes, and double-page engraved map laid down on linen.Elegantly bound by Zaehnsdorf (c. late 1960s, stamp-signed) in full crimson crushed morocco with single fillet, gilt rolled edges. Broad and richly decorated dentelles. Raised bands with gilt-roll. Compartments with gilt-ruled frame. All edges gilt. Engraved map has had to vertical tears very neatly and professionally repaired. There is a tiny amount of offsetting onto the verso of some plates from the opposite text page. Otherwise an internally pristine copy, very scarce in the large paper format.ABPC reports only two Large Paper Copies at auction within the last fifty years, in 1962 and 1992. When another Large Paper Copy will materialize is anybody's guess."Issued in 6 monthy parts in paper wrappers, and on completion in volume form... in boards. A few copies were done on large paper" (Tooley)."The scenery of the river Thames afforded material for several books, all very attractive in their different ways. Perhaps the finest is the Picturesque Tour of the River Thames [our emphasis],.. the joint-production of W. Westall, who executed nineteen plates, and S. Owen, who is responsible for two vignettes and five plates, showing the open part of the Thames from Southwark to Sheerness. Like so many of Ackermann's publications the book appeared in instalments, and was complete in six monthly parts… Fifteen of the engravings are by R.G. Reeve, the rest being by C. Bentley, J. Bailey, and J. Fielding. Two tints are used for the printing, notably a bright blue for the sky… The vignettes… are very beautiful, and show how especially suitable aquatint is for the purpose." (Prideaux).Tooley 503. Abbey, Scenery 435. Prideaux pp. 268-269.

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        MOSES MENDELSSOHNS SÄMMTLICHE WERKE. COMPLETE IN 5 VOLUMES [BOUND IN 3] ERSTER THEIL: BRIEFWECHSEL MIT JOHANN KASPAR LAVATER; ZWEITER THEIL: MANASSEH BEN ISRAEL - RETTUNG DER JUDEN – AUS DEM ENGLISCHEN ÜBERSETZT, NEBST EINER VORREDE DRITTER THEIL: JERUSALEM ODER ÜBER RELIGIOSE MACHT UND JUDENTHUM . VIERTER THEIL: MORGENSTUNDEN: ODER, VORLESUNGEN ÜBER DAS DASEYN GOTTES. FÜNFTER THEIL: GELEHRTER BRIEFWECHSEL ZWISCHEN MOSES MENDELSSOHN, D. JOHANN JACOB REISKE UND GOTTHOLD EPHRAIM LESSIN

      Rödelheim; J. Lehrberger. 1828-30. Publishers marbled boards. 24mo. 96; 144; 194; 273, XXXI, [3]; 288 pages. 13 cm. In German. Rare 1828 pocket edition of the collected works of German-Jewish philosopher Moses Mendelssohn, father of the Jewish Enlightenment and a proponent of the Emancipation. Contents include: Mendelssohn’s Correspondence and controversial debate with the Swiss pastor Johann Kaspar Lavater concerning the doctrines of Christianity; his preface to the translation of “Vindiciae Judaeorum, ” written so as to refute critics of emancipation; and in response to the polemics concerning his preface, he wrote “Jerusalem, ” his important treatise on religious tolerance and the separation of Church and State. "Jerusalem, " on its appearance, met with little favor, yet Kant, then at the zenith of his reputation, called it an "irrefutable book" and regarded it as "the proclamation of a great reform, which, however, will be slow in manifestation and in progress, " and which, as he wrote Mendelssohn, "will affect not only your nation, but others as well. " Also includes his famous “Morgenstunden” [“Morning Hours: Lectures on God’s Existence”] wherein Mendelssohn refutes his last opponent Jacobi and sets forth his own fundamental metaphysical beliefs with his understanding of Spinoza and Lessing's "purified" ("geläutert") pantheism. This series of lectures usually held "in the morning hours" was delivered to his oldest son, his son-in-law, for the two Humboldts, and for others. Also included is the collected “Erudite Correspondence” between Moses Mendelssohn and his lifelong friend Gotthold Ephraim Lessing; includes correspondence with Johann Jacob Reiske, and an introduction by Karl Gotthelf Lessing. Originally published 1789; an excellent literary source in relation to the later “pantheism controversy” with Jacobi. (Jewish Encyclopedia 1906) . Beautifully typeset, printed on fine ragpaper, bound in original marbled boards. Subjects: Mendelssohn, Moses, 1729-1786. OCLC lists 5 copies (UCLA, Ben Gurion Univ, HUC, Washington Univ, Univ Chicago) . Lightly bumped outer boards, backstrip rebacked. Pages very lightly foxed, overall clean and fresh. Good + condition. (GER-40-20/21/22) .

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        Kongl. Maj:ts Befallningshafvandes . till Kongl. Maj:t i underdånighet afgifne Fem Års Berättelse för År 1822.

      - År 1828 afgivne Fem-Års-Berättelse. Femårs berättelse, för Åren 1828, 1829, 1830, 1831 och 1832. Femårs-Berättesle, För Åren 1833, 1834, 1835, 1836 och 1837. Femårs-Berättelse för Åren 1838, 1839, 1840, 1841 0ch 1842. Femårs-Berättelse för åren 1843, 1844, 1845, 1846 och 1847. Kongl. Maj:ts befallningshafvandes. till Kongl. Maj:t i underdånighet afgifna Embets-Berättelse för åren 1848, 1849 och 1850. Olika orter och tryckare. Tryckta åren 1823, 1829, 1833-34, 1840, Norstedts, Stockholm 1844-45, Norstedts, Stockholm 1850-51, Norstedts, Stockholm 1853. 4:o utom Fem-Års-Berättelse 1828 8:o. Med utvikbara tabeller. 1822 två samtida halvskinnband, rygg med fem äkta bind. Första bandet nött pärmpapper bakre pärm, andra bandet nött pärmpapper nedre kant bakre pärm. 1828 tre samtida halvskinnband, ryggar med fyra breda bind och gulddekor. Treje bandet med liten etikett på främre pärms övre inre hörn "153" på etiketten. Övriga bundna i sex liknande men ej helt uniforma halvskinnband, rödfärgade snitt. Sista bandet med 30 mm spricka i bakre yttre fals vid huvud. En välhållen svit. Inlagor rena. Någon enstaka fläck kan förekomma. 21 x 18,5 cm. (1822). 18,5 x 11,5 cm. (1828). 21,5 x 19 cm. 11 volymer. *Innehåller samtliga femårsberättelser för hela riket. Femårsberättelserna gällande åren.,kan avvika med ett år på olika titelblad.[#\110235]

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        A General and Heraldic Dictionary of the Peerage and Baronetage of the British Empire - Exhibiting under Strict Alphabetical Arrangement, the Present State of Those Exalted Personages, with Their Armorial Bearings, Mottoes & C And Deducing the Genealogical Line of Each House from the Earliest Period with an Appendix Comprising the Prelates, Surnames of Peers....

      London; Henry Colburn, 1828. 2nd Edition, Enlarged. Subsequent editions appeared irregularly and often in parts. Tissue-guarded portraits, 91pages of armorial bearings. Subjects: Nobility--Great Britain. Knights and knighthood--Great Britain. Finely bound in moden buckram with a red morocco, gilt-blocked label. Minor scattered marginal foxing. Remains an exceptional copy; tight, bright, clean and strong. Scans on request.

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        Chansons de P.J. De Béranger; Anciennes, Nouvelles et Inédites, Avec Des Vignettes de Devéria et de Dessins Coloriés D'henri Monnier Suivies Des Procès Intentés À L'auteur [Verses of P.J. De Béranger; Old, New and Unchanged, with Vignettes by Devéria and Colour Drawings by Henri Monnier Following the Intentions of the Author]

      Paris: Baudouin Frères 1828. () 439; 438 + 33 coloured plates, 87 engravings. Very good. 2 vols. Quarto. Contemporary 3 / 4 blue calf, marbled boards. Gilded, stamped spines; gilt rules to same. Some wear to corners and edges of boards. Marbled endpapers; discreet armorial bookplates to both volumes. Second bookplate to verso of front fly (vol.1), signed letter (dates 21 Août, 1834) bound in at front of same, further signed inscription to fly. Engraved frontis; adhesive offset to title page of first volume from pencil sketch pasted to verso of same. Some mild water staining to pages of second volume, not intrusive; edges slightly browned on both. Illustrated with B / W vignettes in text, further addtional 87 plates from engravings and 33 hand coloured plates bound in; some foxing to edges of plates, but not intrusive. An exceptionally handsome pair. Grangerised edition of Béranger's third volume of collected sonnets with a signed inscription by the author, letter of provenance and tipped-in pencil caricature of Béranger, signed by the artist. Some 120 extra plates divided between the volumes, many by the French caricaturist Henri Bonaventure Monnier, the creator of the bourgeois character M. Prudhomme. Pierre-Jean (de) Béranger made his name writing satirical poetry, much of which displeaseGrangerised edition of Béranger's third volume of collected sonnets with a signed inscription by the author, letter of provenance and tipped-in pencil caricature of Béranger, signed by the artist. Some 120 extra plates divided between the volumes, many by the French caricaturist Henri Bonaventure Monnier, the creator of the bourgeois character M. Prudhomme. Pierre-Jean (de) Béranger made his name writing satirical poetry, much of which displeased Napolean Bonaparte. This volume alone garnered the author nine months in prison and a fine of 10 000 francs. D Napolean Bonaparte. This volume alone garnered the author nine months in prison and a fine of 10 000 francs..

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        Precis du Systeme Hieroglyphique des Anciens Egyptiens ou Recherches

      L'Imprimerie Royale 1828 - 2 volumes, bound in 1. xxiv, 468; 48 pages. 51 of 52 lithograph plates; 8 folding. 8vo. Later cloth. Library with stamps on various leaves and plates.Paris: Emprimerie Royale, 1828.Second and best edition, with errata/binder's notice in volume I, andthe half-title and title to volume II SOLD-AS-IS. (cf. the imperfect Blackmer sale copy,lot 466). "Champollion, whose claims were hotly disputed for manyyears after his death, is now universally acknowledged to have been the founder of Egyptology." EB V, 831; Brunet I, 1780. BM 5: 400 (794) [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Matrikel pÃ¥ den IX. Fr. Pr. underlydande H. U. och H. V. PROVINCIAL-LOGEN N:o 3. uti Linköping med derunder hörande Loger

      Linköping: Axel Petre, 1828. First edition. Slight wear to spine, else fine. 16mo.

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        Itinéraire Pittoresque du Fleuve Hudson et des parties latérales de l'Amérique du Nord

      Paris: Henri Gaugain et Cie, 1828-29. 3 volumes. (text: 2 vols., quarto, 13 1/8 x 10 inches; atlas: folio, 13 x 18 1/2 inches). Text: half-titles. Atlas: pictorial lithographed upper wrapper bound as a title page, by Georges after Smith, 54 fine uncoloured lithographed views after Milbert by Deroy, V. Adam, Villeneuve, and others, all the plates on india paper mounted, 1 hand-coloured double-page lithographed map after H. Toquet. Expertly bound to style in dark blue half straight-grained morocco over contemporary marbled paper-covered boards, the flat spines divided into six compartments with double gilt rules, lettered in the second and fourth compartments, the others with simple repeat decoration in gilt. First edition. A fine set including an outstanding series of American views, which `constitute a unique and valuable record' (Sherman) of the natural splendors to be seen along the Hudson, in New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania and Niagara. `Milbert sailed from Havre on the 1st of September, 1815, and arrived in New York on the 20th of the following October. He settled in New York, where his first work was the making of several drawings of the mechanism of steamboats. He soon, however, turned to portrait-painting, and taught drawing. Milbert was later attached to the commission in charge of the leveling preparatory to the establishment of the Champlain Canal. In this connection he made a journey in one of the large steamers plying upon the Hudson. It was on this voyage that he collected much of the material for his Itinéraire Pittoresque. A few years after his arrival in New York he was charged by M. Hyde de Neuville, the French Minister, with the preparation of certain collections of natural history specimens, destined for the King's Garden in Paris. In his report on this collection, which is printed in full in his Itinéraire Pittoresque, he styles himself "Voyageur, Naturaliste du Gouvernement et Correspondant du Museum d'Histoire Naturelle au Jardin du Roi." It was through Milbert's efforts that the first living specimen of the American buffalo was introduced into France. On pages 33-6 of the first volume of text is given a very interesting description of the architecture and interior arrangement of the private houses of New York at this period' (Stokes Iconography of New York) Most of the plates depict scenes in New York State, including New York City, West Point, Albany, Troy, Saratoga Springs and Niagara Falls. This set includes the rare 54th plate that is often lacking, as well as the fine coloured folding map of the northeastern United States. The area covered goes west to Ohio and the Great Lakes, and south to Virginia, with a significant portion of Canada, also included is an inset of the Hudson River region. Fine views are included as well of Massachusetts, Rhode Island, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Maryland and Virginia. 'As an artist, Milbert loved to paint American landscapes, particularly those which showed the Hudson, "King of Rivers," flowing majestically through the mountains ... boundless curiosity, plus a contagious enthusiasm and a delightful sense of humor, make the journal as lively a document today as when it was penned a hundred and forty years ago. The pictures of what he saw, as of the time he drew them, constitute a unique and valuable record.' (Sherman). Brunet III, 1713; Deak p. 299; Howes M592; Monaghan 1072; Ray, French 110; Sabin 48916; Constance D. Sherman "A French Explorer in the Hudson Valley" in the New York Historical Society Quarterly 45 (July 1961), pp.255-280; Stokes Iconography of New York p.569; cf. Streeter Sale 910

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        The Last of the Mohicans : Narrative of 1757 [Provenance]

      London: Printed for W. Simpkin and R. Marshall, Stationers-Hall Court, 1828. Half-Calf. Near Fine+. Second Edition. In Three Volumes." 16mo: xi,[1],287,[1]; [2],276; [2],295,[1]pp. Half calf and marbled boards, spines in five compartments (each with central cartouche in blind), gilt rules, black morocco lettering pieces gilt, edges marbled. Provenance, small book label on each front paste down of "Thomas Digby Legard, Ganton," seventh (1762-1830) or eighth (1803-1860) baronet of Ganton, whose progenitor, John Legard, for whom the baronetcy was created in 1660, fought as a Royalist in the Civil War and sat as Member of Parliament for Scarborough after the Restoration. An excellent set, bindings square, tight and bright, title pages foxed with very light sporadic foxing thereafter, in custom-made folding half morocco case stamped in gilt. Not in Spiller & Blackburn. OCLC: 8506345, citing only two copies worldwide (American Antiquarian Society and Univ. of Tulsa). Second British Edition of Cooper's masterpiece. "The second and most famous of the [five] Leatherstocking Tales, and the first in which the scout Natty Bumpo was made the symbol of all that was wise, heroic and romantic." Grolier American 100, 34) "Set in 1757, during the French and Indian wars, The Last of the Mohicans established Natty Bumppo (called “Hawkeye” in this novel) as one of the immortal figures of American literature and indeed of the American imagination. Like the magnificent landscape of forests and waterfalls in which he moves, Natty is here restored to the full vigor of an earlier period of life. With his role as frontier scout and his hunting outfit which combines white and native elements, he appears to inhabit a liminal space between the culture of his origin and the world of his friends, the native warriors Chingachgook and his son Uncas, the last Mohican of the title." (The Literary Encyclopedia) N. B. With few exceptions (always identified), we only stock books in exceptional condition, carefully preserved in archival, removable polypropylene sleeves. All orders are packaged with care and posted promptly. Satisfaction guaranteed.

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        Presumption, or the Fate of Frankenstien (sic) [Frankenstein.]

      Theatre Royal, Edinburgh,, 1828. Frankenstien [sic] by Mr Pritchard – De Lacey by Mr Felton – Clerval by Mr Montague Stanley – Fritz by Mr MacKay ... The Monster by T. P. Cooke ... Playbill, approx. 10.5 x 8 inches. Mounted, glazed and framed. An early 19th-century playbill advertising the performance of Frankenstein together with three other plays at the Theatre Royal in Edinburgh, 31 March 1828. This first adaptation of Frankenstein was a three-act opera by R. B. Peake. It featured an inarticulate monster and an assistant named Fritz, and included the line "It lives! It lives." When Mary returned to England and saw the play, she commented that she was "much amused and it appeared to excite a breathless eagerness in the audience" (Donald F. Glut, The Frankenstein Legend, 32).

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        View of the Palais Royal, drawn in Octr. 1827

      London: Wiliiam Daniell, 15 August 1828. Hand-coloured aquatint engraving by Daniell. 18 x 28 3/8 inches. A fine very rare architectural view of the residence of the Louis Philippe, Duc d'Orleans. The scene that Daniell presents is full of life and interest: the foreground teems with figures going about the every day life of the palace, whilst to the left hand side building work progresses with workmen on scaffolding concentrating on hoisting a large block of stone shown half way up the façade. Although this print is not recorded by Sutton in his magisterial work on the Daniells, he does list a picture exhibited at the Royal Academy in London in the summer exhibition of 1828, titled `Scene in the grounds of H.R.H. the Duke of Orleans at Neuilly'. This may be of the same scene in which case it appears that Daniell issued the present print in an attempt to take advantage of the interest that the picture in the exhibition was generating. William Daniell (1769-1837), nephew of Thomas Daniell, R.A. is best known for his views of eastern scenery. `In 1784 he accompanied his uncle to India, and there helped him with drawings and sketches. On their return in 1794 he worked upon their important publication, 'Oriental Scenery.' Between 1795 and 1838 he exhibited as many as 168 pictures at the Royal Academy and 64 at the British Institute. His earlier exhibits were Indian views, but from 1802 to 1807 he sent many views of the north of England and of Scotland. He published 'A Picturesque Voyage to India,' 'Zoography,' in conjunction with William Wood, F.S.A., 'Animated Nature,' 1807, 'Views of London,' 1812, and 'Views of Bhootan,' 1813, from drawings by Samuel Davis, of the East India Company's service, who visited Bhootan in 1783. In 1814 Daniell began 'A Voyage round Great Britain'; this was published in four volumes in 1825… He painted, together with Mr. E. T. Parris, a 'Panorama of Madras,' and afterwards, unaided, another of 'The City of Lucknow and the mode of Taming Wild Elephants.' He became a student of the Royal Academy in 1799, in 1807 was elected associate, and in 1822 a full member of that body.' (DNB). Not in Sutton

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        CROMWELL DRAME

      Paris: Ambrois Dupont. Good+. 1828. First Edition. Hardcover. Clean marbled boards. Spine leather and gilt lettering worn. A few lightly foxed pages. Prior owners book-plate, Royal Crown over the initials AFC. Preface dated 10/1827. The preface of the Original Edition became the menefesto of the Romantic Movement in France. Literature; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 476 pages .

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        Illustrations of the Passes of the Alps, by which Italy Communicates with France, Switzerland, and Germany. 2 volume set

      London: William Brockedon. G : in Good condition with marbled eps. Covers rubbed scuffed and bumped. Titles from spine missing. Foxing and light browning throughout but not generally impacting on the engravings and maps which are overall clean and bright. Volume II ep has part of marbling paste down missing of approximately 3 inches by 2 inches. Both volumes tightly bound. The majority of engravings have a small embossed stamp 'Passes of the Alps' with initials 'WB' located either at the foot or side of the plate. Volume II has error slip with explanation accompanying the map of The Cornice. 1828. First Edition. Leather/gilt cover. 96 tissue guarded engraved plates and 13 maps including one fold out :: 280mm x 220mm (11" x 9") :: Volume I contains details of the following Passes: The Little St. Bernard; The Mont Genevre, The Mont Cenis, The Mont St. Gothard, The Great St. Bernard and The Stelvio. Volume II contains details of the following Passes: The Cornice, The Grimsel and the Gries, The Bernardin and The Splugen, The Brenner, The Tendre and The Argentiere and The Simplon. Each section contains a description of the routes, 8 engraved plates including title and end vignettes and map. The Simplon section in volume II also includes a General Map of the Great Chain of the Alps. The majority of engravings are by Edward Finden from drawings by the author .

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        BELTRAMI'S "PILGRIMAGE," AND THE QUARTERLY REVIEW

      [London: Reynell, 1828].. 16pp. Dbd. Minute dust soiling, faint foxing, some leaves loose. Very good. A self-published work, Beltrami's defense against his critics. This pamphlet is the second such rant by Beltrami. In an earlier pamphlet he responded to criticism leveled against the first edition of his LA DECOUVERTE DES SOURCES DU MISSISSIPPI ET DE LA RIVIERE SANGLANTE DESCRIPTION DU COURS ENTIER DU MISSISSIPPI... (New Orleans, 1824), his account of a voyage to the headwaters of the Mississippi with the Long expedition. Chief among that criticism, which appeared in the QUARTERLY REVIEW, was that Beltrami did not include a map in his narrative. Despite his defiant response, the second edition (London, 1828) included a map. Here Beltrami responds to criticism of a more general nature, dealing with certain minor details of his narrative. Good insight into the explorer's petulant character. Quite rare. Not on OCLC. SABIN 4603 (ref).

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        MEDICAL FLORA; OR, MANUAL OF THE MEDICAL BOTANY OF THE UNITED STATES OF NORTH AMERICA

      Philadelphia. 1828/1830.. Two volumes. [4],xii,268; 276pp. plus 100 plates printed in green. First volume: Original cloth-backed printed paper boards, paper label. Front board nearly detached, boards rubbed and stained. Institutional ink stamp on titlepage. Lightly tanned, else quite clean internally. Good plus. Untrimmed. Second volume: Contemporary spotted calf, gilt leather label. Early ownership signature on front free endpaper. Tanning and foxing. Good. In individual cloth chemises and slipcases, leather labels. The most important work of the eccentric polymath naturalist, Rafinesque, based on his fifteen years' experience collecting American medicinal plants. Rafinesque visited the United States in 1802-4, returning as a permanent resident in 1815. He travelled extensively in the eastern and midwestern United States, and was professor of natural history at the University of Kentucky in the early 1820s, making a significant contribution to American botany. This book, self-published in an individual style, as with many of his productions, contains cataloguing of hundreds of American medicinal plants. It is illustrated by 100 plates printed entirely in green. This is Rafinesque's most extensive work, as well as being one of his most important contributions. As with all of his works, it is quite rare. TAXONOMIC LITERATURE 8579. SABIN 67457. NISSEN (BBI) 1579. FITZPATRICK 554, 557.

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        Medical Flora; Or, Manual of the Medical Botany of the United States, 2 volumes, complete

      Philadelphia: Atkinson and Alexander, 1st edition, 1828-1830.. Some mild, marginal text browning, some occasional scattered foxing to a few pages in volume 1, a few plates with some browning, overall a very good copy in an attractive binding.. Pp. [8], xii, 268; 276, + 100 wood-engraved plates printed in green (10 plates are in fine color facsimile). Later brown calf, spine with 5 raised bands, gilt decorations, and green morocco title labels stamped in gilt over marbled boards, sm 8vo. This work contains illustrations and descriptions of medical plants, with their names, qualities, properties, and histories, etc. "Rafinesque's most important work was his Medical Flora - which became the vade-mecum of the Botanic physicians." (Packard in Lilly, 137). Plates 60, 62, 63, 67, 68, 69, 73, 81, 82, and 83 are presented in fine color facsimile that match the originals closely (see photograph of facsimile plate 62 in photo section). A very rare work that seldom comes up for sale.

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        The Holy Bible, Containing the Old and New Testaments: Translated out of the Original Tongues, and with the Former Translations Diligently Compared and Revised [Authorised/KJV version]

      New-York: Stereotyped for the American Bible Society by D. & G. Bruce, 1828. Leather Bound. Very Good. 4 1/2 x 7 1/4 inches. 837 numbered pages. 109th edition stated on verso of title page. New Testament with separate title page. Printed in two column Roman type. A few quires extended. Bound in full contemporary brown leather with black morocco spine label and gilt lettering. Edges rubbed and old split in front hinge repaired with Japanese tissue. Hills 626. The Rare "Hornet" Bible: Hills locates 1 copy: "known as the Hornet copy. Note on last leaf reads 'USS Hornet foundered at Sea in the Gale of Sept. V, 1829. And 199 Bibles like this went down with her. Simonds. This is the only one saved. Myself the only person.' ...For further details see David H. Clift, 'The Hornet Bible,' The New York Public Library Bulletin xxxix, No 6 (June 1935) 441-445.

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        The First Settlers of New-England; Or, Conquest of Pequods, Narragansets and Pokanoketsas Related by a Mother to Her Children

      Boston, Munroe And Francis, [1828?], 1828. 1st Edition. Uninked, impressed stamp to the title. Description: vi, [7]-282 p. , 1 l. Front. 16 cm. Subjects: Indians of North America--Wars--1600-1750. New England--History--Colonial period, ca. 1600-1775. Finely bound in modern aniline calf over marble boards. Raised bands with a dark morocco gilt-blocked label. Spine compartments uniformly tooled in gilt. An exceptional copy - scans and additional bibliographic detail on request.

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        Prolusiones Academicae praemiis annuis dignatae et in curia cantabrigiensi recitatae comitus maximis A.D. M.DCCC.XXVIII

      Cambridge: J. Smith, [1828]. Hard Cover. Very Good. Hard Cover. This is a fascinating and unique compilation, with three manuscript documents from the early 1860s associated with the lawsuit brought by Alfred Tennyson against the publisher, John Camden Hotten in 1863 as a result of Hotten's distribution of the pirated edition of Tennyson's poetry. The manuscripts comprise a partial transcription of "Timbuctoo," a transcript of the official "bill of complaint" (with a relevant clipping from Hatten's 1862 catalog describing "a rare copy" of Tennyson's poetry), and fourteen pages with copies of some of the pirated poems. The volume contains printed copies of five Cambridge prize poems by Christoper Wordsworth and Frederick Tennyson dated 1828. From a handwritten contents page it appears that Tennyson's contemporaneous prize poem Timbuctoo was at some point present, but was extracted (presumably by a dealer to sell it separately). The remaining poems are rare. Bound in stiff vellum with soiled and curled covers. Marbled endpapers. Rear free endpaper slightly pulled away from joint. Interior pages have occasional light foxing and browning to page edges but otherwise in very good condition. Unpaginated. POE/112912.

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        Biographie W. A. Mozart`s. Nach Originalbriefen, Sammlungen alles über ihn Geschriebenen, mit vielen neuen Beylagen, Steindrücken, Musikblättern und einem Facsimile. Nach dessen Tode herausgegeben von Constanze, Wittwe von Nissen, früher Wittwe Mozart

      Leipzig, Breitkopf & Härtel 1828.. 2 Tle. in 1 Band. Mit 8 lithographischen Tafeln (davon 1 mehrfach gefaltet), 1 gefalteten Faksimile (Notenhandschrift), 1 Faltblatt (Nissens Grabschrift) und 8 Bl. gefaltete Musikbeilagen. XLIV, 702 S.; 219 S. Sehr dekorativer HLdr. d. Zt. mit ornamentaler Rückenverg. und goldgepr. Rückentitel. 21,5 x 13 cm. Eitner VII 97 f; Slg Wolffheim II 577; Hirsch, Mozart-Bibliothek, S. 12. - Erste Ausgabe dieses wichtigen, grundlegenden Quellenwerkes, herausgegeben von Mozarts Witwe, deren zweiter Ehemann das Buch verfasste. Mit sämtlichen Beilagen, auch dem meist fehlenden großen Familienporträt. "Vollständige Exemplare mit sämtlichen Beilagen sind selten. Das Buch ist auch heute noch als Quelle wertvollen Materials von Bedeutung" (Wolffheim). - Minimal berieben. Nur vereinzelt leicht braun- oder stockfleckig (die Falttafel etwas stärker betroffen), insgesamt sauber. Sehr schönes und wohlerhaltenes Exemplar!

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        SYMBOLAE PHYSICAE SEU ICONES ET DESCRIPTIONES...QUAE EX ITINERE AFRICAM BOREALEM ET ASIAM OCCIDENTALEM

      Berlin. 1828-1900.. Seventeen parts bound in four volumes. An extremely rare complete set with 156 plates (many handcolored - see below for details and full collation) by Schmidt, F. Bürde, Pohlka, and others, after Müller, and by and after B. Wienker and S. Weber. Folio. Bound in modern half morocco by James Brockman. An important treatise on vertebrate and invertebrate zoology. It contains chapters on mammals and birds by Ehrenberg, and, in a later supplement, additional matter on the same subjects by P. Matschie; reptiles by G. Tornier, and fish by F. Hilgendorf. The third volume is devoted to insects. The book collates as follows: Volume 1: PARS ZOOLOGICA I. Unsigned title, 4 unsigned leaves of dedication, 4 leaves signed 1-4, unsigned part title "Mammalium Decas I. Continuata explicatio," unsigned explanatory leaf in Latin & German text dated 1829. MAMMALIUM...DECAS PRIMA...1828. Original printed wrappers bound in. a-ll in single leaves, nine handcolored lithographs, one handcolored engraving. MAMMALIUM...DECAS SECUNDA...1830. Original printed wrappers bound in. a-rr in single leaves, ten handcolored lithographs. AVIUM...DECAS PRIMA...1828: front printed wrapper, a-b2, c-gg in single leaves, ten handcolored lithographs. AVIUM…DECAS SECUNDA...1829. Original printed wrappers bound in, ten handcolored lithographs. Volume 2: ANIMALIA EVERTEBRATA EXCLUSIS INSECTIS...SERIES PRIMA CUM TABULARUM DECADE PRIMA 1831. Front printed wrapper, unsigned half title, a-i2, k1, a2, b1, a-b2, a-c2, al2, m1, a-c2, rear printed wrapper. ANIMALIA EVERTEBRATA INDEX DECADIS PRIMAE 1828. Front printed wrapper, three handcolored aquatints, seven handcolored etchings. ICONES ADHUC INEDITAE...ZOOLOGICA 1899. Front printed wrapper, unsigned title, unsigned foreword, pp.1-17 (18). ZOOTOMICORUM...DECAS PRIMA...1828. Original printed wrappers bound in. Twenty-two plates (nine of mammals, one of a bird, three of fish, four of reptiles, one of mollusca, four of phytozoa), comprising seventeen lithographs (of which three handcolored), and five engraved plates (of which two are handcolored). PISCIUM...DECAS PRIMA...1828. Original printed wrappers bound in, ten plates comprising seven handcolored lithographs and three handcolored engravings. Volume 3: INSECTORUM...DECAS PRIMA [-DECAS QUINTA]...1829-1845. Original front and rear printed wrappers bound in excepting those for Decas V which are provided in excellent facsimile, 93 text leaves, fifty handcolored engraved plates. Volume 4: ICONES ADHUC INEDITAE...BOTANICA...1900. Unsigned title, unsigned foreword, pp.1-65 (66), fourteen plates comprising ten etched plates (all but one handcolored), and four handcolored lithographs. PLANTARUM COTYLEDONEARUM...DECAS PRIMA...1828. Original printed wrappers bound in, seven handcolored lithograph and three handcolored etchings. Berlin. 1828- 1900. Extremely rare in this complete form. An on- line survey of library holdings suggests that the following institutions may have complete copies: UK = British Library, Bodleian, Cambridge; North America = Alberta, McGill, Academy Natural Science, AMNH, University of Kansas (with other possibles at Harvard, Berkeley, Smithsonian, University of Michigan & Brown University); Europe = CISC (Spain), Rome, Gottingen, Staatsbibliothek Berlin, Austrian National Library (with other possibles at Freiburg, Leipzig, Stuttgart, Tubingen, Rostock & Munich); R.o.W. = Australian National Library. We have not been able to verify any of these holdings, and it is distinctly possible that many, if not all, may well be incomplete. The Avium Decas Secunda seems to be the part most frequently wanting (Bradley Martin had the Decas Prima only - it made $3300 in his sale in 1989); and the botanical section is also frequently lacking in institutional copies. There is an auction record for a supposed “complete” copy: Sotheby's, May 15, 1978, lot 116, sold for £1,600 to Asher, but this only had 147 plates and seems to have lacked the Avium Decas Secunda. Nissen 1247 gives an unsatisfactory collation mentioning only 122 plates; BM (NH) II:515 is nearer the mark but has 146 plates only, lacking the Avium Decas Secunda. A definitive account of the insects is given in Dr. Baker's article C.G. EHRENBERG AND W.F. HEMPRICH'S TRAVELS 1820-1825 AND THE INSECTA OF THE SYMBOLAE PHYSICAE, 1997. The text for this section was by Johann Christoph Klug, 1775-1856. "From 1820 to 1825 [Ehrenberg] and his friend Wilhelm Hemprich travelled along the Nile and collected in the Libyan Desert, Mount Sinai, the cedar woods of Lebanon and the Red Sea up to Abyssinia. They sent home 114 boxes filled with 46,000 plant and 34,000 animal specimens...the explorers often found themselves caught between warring tribes...By the time it ended three-quarters of the expedition members had died, including Hemprich...[Ehrenberg] was made professor at Berlin University and given an institute to assist him in completing 800 copperplates for his SYMBOLAE PHYSICAE. However because of his extremely exact textual research, he was only able to finish 80..." - Jahn, pp.17-18 (in THE LINNEAN Ehrenburg issue, 1998). McGILL/WOOD 330.

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        Panorama of the Rhine from Cologne to Mayence. -

      London, S. Leigh, (1828).268 X 23 cm. Original cloth over boards. Folding panorama of the Rhine engr. by John Clark (Waterloo-Clark) in fine contemporay hand colouring. Without the explanatory text. Small tear neatly repaired, otherwise very well preserved. Thieme Becker VII, 48.

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        Catalogue des Livres de la Bibliothèque de Mr. A.M.H. Boulard

      xxxii, 507 pp.; 2 p.l., xvi, 287 pp.; [iii]-viii (title-page lacking), 792 pp.; 4 p.l., 171 pp.; xliii, 319, [5] pp. Five vols. bound in three. 8vo, cont. calf-backed marbled boards. Paris: Gaudefroy & Bleuet et al., 1828-29-30-33-28. The extraordinary sale catalogue of an enormous library, the largest ever formed by an individual according to Hoefer. Boulard (1754-1826), has a secure place among the greatest bibliomaniacs in the annals of book collecting. At his death, he owned more than 300,000 volumes "of unequal value, but including veritable curiosities" (D.B.F.). The dealers who organized the auction were confronted with an almost impossible task; many volumes were simply discarded. "We are told that a hundred and fifty thousand volumes were set aside as not worth listing separately and were sold in bundles of thirty and forty books...Four volumes contain French books, and a fifth contains books in other languages. The fact that the first volume lists some thirty thousand volumes of theology, law and science gives an idea of the collection."-Taylor, Book Catalogues, pp. 121-22 (but getting the dates of the sales wrong). The five sales contained 17,000 lots, but many of these consisted of up to ten or twelve titles, all individually listed. The dispersal took 248 days. Parts I & V were sold in 1828, Part II was sold in 1829, III in 1830, and IV in 1833 (with an authors' index). Richard Heber bought all the historical books in Vol. III. Boulard, "notaire au Châtelet," had a considerable reputation as author and collector under the Ancien Régime, but, in spite of his wealth, survived the Revolution. He became "maire" of the XIth Arrondissement, and deputy under Napoleon. He was the literary executor of La Harpe, and made numerous translations from the English and German, being an excellent linguist. His biography by Duviquet and his bibliography in Vol. I of the catalogue are the best extant. Bound-in at the end of the final volume are three further catalogues: 1. Nodier, Jean Charles Emmanuel. Catalogue des Livres. 1829. 130 pp., 1 leaf. 917 lots. 2. Rossel, -- de. Catalogue des Livres. 1829. 1 p.l., 62 pp. 497 lots. Not in Grolier Club. 3. Druon, -- de. Catalogue des Livres. 1833. 46, [1] pp. 585 lots. Fine and handsome set. In very fresh condition. ❧ Grolier Club, Printed Catalogues of French Book Auctions...1643-1830, 599, 600, 603, & 615. N.B.G., 6, col. 940. .

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        Massa out ?Sambo Werry Dry?

      Rare mezzotint of a Sambo. 1828. London. Pidding & Co. Slightly overall toning, else fine. 400 mm x 285 mm.              A fine mezzotint on wove paper by Pidding (1797 ? 1864) depicting a black man sitting at a table near the window, pouring out a glass for himself with a dog sitting at his feet. Taken from the original picture in the collection of Charles Townsend. Very attractive and decorative. Exceedingly rare,we have been only able to trace one ?imperfect- example sold at auction: Christie?s, Sale 5955, Lot 1243 (£938).

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        MEMOIRS OF SAMUEL PEPYS . . . COMPRISING HIS DIARY . . . AND A SELECTION FROM HIS PRIVATE CORRESPONDENCE

      London: Henry Colburn, 1828. Second Edition. Hardcover. 229 x 146 mm (9 x 5 3/4"). Five volumes. Edited by Richard Lord Braybrooke. Second Edition. ESPECIALLY ATTRACTIVE POLISHED TREE CALF (stamp-signed by Jenkins & Cecil on front flyleaf), covers bordered with gilt chain roll, raised bands, spine compartments handsomely gilt with knotwork centerpiece surrounded by small tools and with scrolling foliate cornerpieces, decorative rolls on bands and at head and foot of spine, red and blue morocco labels, turn-ins with fine foliate roll, marbled edges and endpapers. Engraved frontispiece portrait, six additional portraits, tailpiece, folding map, two double-page views, and a two-page facsimile of Pepys' handwriting. A hint of wear to extremities, plates a little foxed, but A VERY HANDSOME SET IN QUITE FINE AND BRIGHT CONDITION, the text especially fresh and clean. In his own time, Pepys was known as the Secretary of the Admiralty, a post he held from 1673-88, and it was through his work in this position that he earned the credit for rejuvenating an English navy that during his day had reached its lowest point since the Middle Ages. But to us, Pepys (1633-1703) is famous for this diary of the 1660s, giving important historical detail of momentous events in London and at the same time revealing (though not until its encoded language was deciphered in 1825) a candid account of his uninhibited private affairs. This handsomely bound set is apparently an uncommon example of the work of the Jenkins & Cecil firm. Ramsden does not give an address for them, but notes that one of their volumes was item #920 in the Huth Library sale (a copy of Brathwait's "Arcadian Princess" in sprinkled calf), and puts the date of that binding after 1840. The British Library Database of Bookbindings has an entry for a 19th century morocco binding tooled in gilt and signed by Jenkins & Cecil on a 16th century prayer book (shelfmark c52a18). ABPC lists 10 items bound by them, including a Nuremberg Chronicle.

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        History of the War in the Peninsula and in the South of France from the Year 1807 to the Year 1814 [6 volumes]

      London: John Murray / Thomas & William Boone, 1828. Hardcover. Very Good. Published between 1828-1840. First volume published by John Murray, the remaining published by Thomas & William Boone. All first editions, save for the second volume (second edition). Six volumes, complete. Interiors are remarkably fresh. Nameplates to free front endpapers (John C. Burpee). Marbled endpapers. Some repaired page-tears to first volume. Marbled edges. Half-leather with green cloth boards; with rubbing and scratching to leather. Raised bands to spines with ornate gilt and leather labels. 14 x 21.5 cm. Vol I: xviii, 530 pp., xcvi (appendix), 8 plates; Vol II: xi, 530 pp., 8 plates; Vol III: xiii, 640 pp., 12 plates; Vol IV: xvi, 589 pp., 9 plates; Vol V: lxxxvi, 622 pp., 8 plates; Vol VI: cv, 709 pp., 10 plates. Very Good.

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        History of the War in the Peninsula and in the South of France from the year 1807 to the year 1814 VI Volumes

      John Murray , Thomas and William Boone 1828 to 1840 Half leather with marbled boards and raised bands spine with gilt decoration and twin black and brown title labels. Usual edge wear for age of books but some fray and mended cracks on spine edges of Vol. I .III , V and VI and small piece of spine missing from the last volume. Internally all volumes in very good condition with clean marbled endpapers and page edges. A very solid clean set with sketch maps at the end of every book. Occasional foxing but mainly towards the back of some of the books. Previous owner's signature inside front of Volumes I to IV - General Henry Bentinck. Also one newspaper article dd. June 23 1913 re. an unpublished letter from Sir James Wilson after The Battle of Vitoria June 29 1813.

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