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

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        The Complete Angler;

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

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        Anas boschas. Stockente. Stockand.

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

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

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

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

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

      [Bookseller: Meyer Boswell Books, Inc.]
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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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        Geographische-statistisch und historische Charte von Arkansas

      Weimar: im Verlage des geographischen Instituts, 1828. Copper-engraved map, with original outline colour, in excellent condition. 19 1/8 x 23 3/8 inches. The highly important first printed map to focus on Arkansas This map depicts the Arkansas Territory, formed in 1819, as one of the jurisdictions carved out of the massive Louisiana Purchase. It includes all of the lands making up the modern state of Arkansas, as well as the Indian Lands that now form the main portion of Oklahoma. The Indian Lands were not divided from Arkansas Territory until 1828, the same year that this map was printed. The present map is remarkable in that it is the first ever printed map to focus on Arkansas itself. The portrayal of the territory is far more advanced and of a larger scale than that depicted on the map that appeared in Carey & Lea's American Atlas (Philadelphia, 1822) that relegated the depiction of Arkansas to a small lower portion of the map. The present map is also an important document of the early development of Arkansas, showing the fledgling settlements that hug the Arkansas and Mississippi Rivers, such as Helena and Little Rock, the future state capitol. The territory features nine named and one unnamed county while the vast Indian Lands to the west are inhabited by the indigenous Choctaw nation and the Cherokee peoples who were exiled there from their native lands in the southern Appalachians.

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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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        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

      John Chamberlaine 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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        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.

      [Bookseller: Studio Bibliografico Benacense]
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