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        SELECT VIEWS OF GLASGOW AND ITS ENVIRONS

      Published by Joseph Swan Glasgow: Published by Joseph Swan, 1828. FIRST EDITION. Hardcover. 276 x 216 mm (10 7/8 x 8 1/2"). 4 p.l., xvi, [1] (fly title), 91, [1] pp. FIRST EDITION. Handsome 19th century polished calf, covers with elaborate ruled and floral roll frame in gilt and blind, raised bands decorated with four gilt rules terminating in an arabesque at either end, gilt compartments formed by thick, thin, and dotted rules, tan morocco title label, turn-ins tooled in blind, all edges gilt. WITH 33 ENGRAVED SCENIC PLATES PRINTED ON INDIA PAPER AND MOUNTED, the engravings done by Joseph Swan after drawings by J. Feming and J. Knox. Original tissue guards (one missing).Very thin crack along top three inches of front joint (the joints otherwise not seriously worn), one large and two small abrasions to lower cover, but the original decorative binding solid, especially lustrous, and altogether pleasing. A hint of foxing (only) to some plates (two plates a bit more foxed), endpapers and first few leaves at front and back with faint discoloration at corners (apparently from glue), otherwise A FINE COPY INTERNALLY--fresh, bright, and clean throughout, and with first-rate impressions of the engravings. This book differs from other travel books of the day in its exclusive focus on a city--and not an exotic foreign city, but one known more for its industry than its scenery. Indeed, it would be difficult to name another work in this genre with views featuring smokestacks as well as cathedrals. However, at the time the present book was printed, Glasgow was known as the "Second City of the British Empire" for its important contributions to the economy, and was proud to be a city of what was then understood to be progress. The scenes here, by the capable engraver Joseph Swan (1796-1872), do not depict depressing views of dark satanic mills, but reveal a bustling modern city, where goods are constantly being produced, bought, sold, and shipped. Many of the engravings show citizens hard at work in various capacities, while others show them enjoying the leisure their prosperity affords. The "environs" of the title take us to the surrounding countryside, where the roofs, steeples, and smokestacks of the city on the River Clyde can be admired from a hillside advantage. Swan and John Leighton (fl.1828-40) collaborated on several scenic books about Scotland, with the others concentrating on the natural beauties of lakes and rivers.

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        Six Quartiers de Paris

      1828. first edition. Extremely Rare MonnierMONNIER, Henri. Six Quartiers de Paris. Paris: [François Séraphin] Delpech, 1828. A rare suite of six hand colored lithographed plates, (without the hand colored lithographed title) otherwise complete as issued. Oblong quarto. Plate size: 11 x 14 1/8 inches (279 x 370 mm). Bound to contemporary style in full dark green morocco. Gilt ruled borders. Gilt panel. Gilt lettering and ornaments to spine. Restoration to lower corner of plate four, otherwise a fin e copy.According to the ABPC Index, since 1923 only three copies have come to auction (1938, 1949, 1979). There are only three copies in institutional holdings worldwide.The plates:1. Le Marais2. Quartier St. Denis3. Quartier de la Bourse4. Chaussée d'Antin5. Faubourg St. Honoré6. Le Faubourg St. GermainFor reasons unknown, Ray identifies this suite as being by Eugene Lami, despite the plates clearly identified as by Monnier; the only copy to come to auction in the last thirty-five years is also identified Lami as the artist. Melcher, however, correctly identifies the suite as Monnier's, as does Marie (Marie, Aristide. Henri Monnier 1799-1877. Paris, 1931) and Champfleury. Curiously, the only copy in institutional holdings, that in the Morgan Library, belonged to Ray but though the note is under Lami's authorship the Responsibility detail in OCLC/RILN clearly states: "par Monnier.""Between 1825 and 1827 Monnier passed much of his time in London…On his return to Paris he embarked on a series of albums in which he recorded the manners and humors of the city with unprecedented profusion. Between 1826 and 1830 he satisfied the insatiable demand for his designs with almost 500 lithographs, nearly all of which were drawn with a pen and colored by hand. For each design he himself colored a master print and carefully supervised its subsequent preparation" (Ray, p. 199).François Séraphin Delpech was a French lithographer, mainly of portraits and costumes after his contemporaries.  His portrait lithographs are in the collection of Britain's National Portrait Gallery and the Louvre. He also lithographed the work of others, as here.Marie pp. 296-302. Melcher, The Life and Times of Henri Monnier, p. 211.

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        On an operation for the cure of natural fissure of the soft palate...with An account of a case of osteosarcoma of the left

      Lea & Carey Philadelphia: Lea & Carey, 1828. 1st edition. IN: Amer.j.med.sci. III, no.5, 1-3. Together in 1 vol. (second part by Valentine Mott) 8vo.xvi, 248pp. 2 plates. 230 x 150mm. Original printed wrappers, uncut, needs rebacking. Considerable foxing & browning throughout. FIRST EDITION. Garrison-Morton 5742 & 4452.

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        Autograph letter signed to R. Harlan

      1828-62. Mott, Valentine (1785-1865). Autograph letter signed to Richard Harlan (1796-1843). New York, ?15th of 1st mo? [i.e., January 15], 1820. 3pp. plus address. 230 x 189 mm. Tears along folds and lacuna where seal was broken expertly repaired, not affecting text.Excellent letter to American physician and naturalist Richard Harlan from Valentine Mott, the most celebrated American surgeon of the first half of the nineteenth century. The letter discusses medical education at ?our infant University?; i.e., Columbia College in New York, where Mott was professor of surgery. The letter provides intriguing information both about the administration of Columbia College?s medical school and the college?s reputation vis-?is its older, more established Philadelphia counterparts:". . . Thou must know that our classes are not completely formed till about the New Year, and now I am enabled to furnish thee with the correct number of Pupils. . . . In our university those only matriculate who are pay pupils, these only we report as Students?all young practitioners and Graduates, of whom there are many, attending the Lectures are not reported by us, and therefore are not included in this estimate. The number of Students is about 160 . . .". . . [T]here is good ground for believing that our University will in time become useful to the country, reputable to the State, and profitable to the Professors?But it requires time for this, as for the reputation and success of a private practitioner; these rewards are fortunately the fruits of talents and well directed industry. It cannot be expected by reasonable men that our school will rival your University [i.e., the University of Pennsylvania, the first medical school established in the United States], whose fame has long since been established and will in all probability long continue to maintain the ascendancy. But the names of those who have given to Philadelphia its great name as a School of Physic will not always give it its present claim . . . As far as my exertions can go, they shall contribute, and they shall be the most assiduous too, in creating at some future period a respectable and useful school of medical science and Surgery in our City."Mott was a pioneer in vascular surgery: In 1818 he became the first to tie the innominate artery (see Garrison-Morton 2942), and in 1827 he performed the first successful ligation of the common iliac artery (see Garrison-Morton 2950). He was one of the first American surgeons to successfully amputate at the hip joint (see Garrison-Morton 4451.1) and to excise the jaw for necrosis (see Garrison-Morton 4447). ?During his career [Mott] performed nearly a thousand amputations, operated 150 times for stone in the bladder, and ligated forty large arteries. According to his former teacher, Sir Astley Cooper, he performed more major operations than any surgeon in history, up to his time? (Dictionary of American Biography). He was the author of over twenty medical papers, and prepared the annotated and greatly expanded English translation of Velpeau?s Nouveaux elements de m?cine op?toire, published under the title New Elements of Operative Surgery (1845-47). Mott also spent many years teaching surgery at various medical institutions, primarily Columbia College and the College of Physicians and Surgeons in New York. He remained active in his profession until just before his death, and received more honors during his career than any other medical man in America at that time.Mott?s correspondent, Richard Harlan, was a pioneer in the study of comparative anatomy and vertebrate paleontology in the United States in the early 19th century. In 1820 the young Harlan, just two years out of medical school, was employed as a teacher of anatomy at Joseph Parrish?s private medical school in Philadelphia, which is no doubt why he was interested in medical education. Harlan would go on to have a distinguished career: A member of several American scientific societies, including the American Philosophical Society, he was the author of a number books and articles on anatomy, physiology, paleontology and zoology, the most important being Fauna Americana (1825), the first comprehensive zoological survey of North America.

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        Husking

      Currier and Ives?Husking?Eastman Johnson, New York: 1860Hand-colored lithograph37? x 44? framedThe publishing firm of Currier & Ives created the most popular and highly regarded lithographs of quintessentially American scenes ever produced. The quality, vast scope and engagingly populist style of their works have made their names synonymous with an idealistic vision of 19th-century American promise and optimism.Nathaniel Currier began his lithographic career as an apprentice in 1828. By the mid-1830?s he had established his own firm on Spruce Street in New York City. In 1857 James Ives became a partner in the flourishing business, which went on to produce over 7,000 lithographs by 1907.Currier & Ives was undoubtedly the most prolific firm of lithographers in America, its output greater than that of all the other firms combined. The remarkable scope of this production was matched by the company?s ability to anticipate popular themes and subject matter. Among their many works are lithographs depicting sporting, railroad and rural scenes, marine, and western views, as well as foreign and domestic city views, historical tableaux, and a wide range of sentimental, morally instructive and advertising images.Currier & Ives? broad productivity was accompanied by consistently high standards of printing and hand-coloring, and their ability to draw on original works by many of the finest American genre painters of the times, including (among many others) Fanny Palmer, Louis Maurer, Arthur Fitzwilliam Tait, Charles H. Parsons and George Durrie.

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        COSTUMES DES ANCIENS. Bruxelles 1828.

      Magnif. ril. carton. orig. marmor., dorso e ang. in mz. vitello con decoraz. in oro, tagli acquerellati, cm 30x24, pp X, 30, 208 litograf. al tratto su disegno dell?Autore. Ril. firmata: ?Dubois D?Enghien-Domus?. Leggere fior. a qualche tavv, ma bell?esempl. Colas 1479.

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        A Tour in Italy and Sicily.

      London: Longman, Rees, Orme, Brown, and Green 1828. XI+624 pp. + 12 pages of adverts in front and 4 at the end. Contemporary boards with paper label on spine, uncut. Old name on title.. Louis Simond, 1767 - 1831

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        Praktische dioptrik als vollstaendige und gemeinfassliche anleitung zur verfertigung achromatischer fernroehre. nach den neuesten verbesserungen und huelfsmitteln, und eigenen erfahrungen wien im verlage von j. g. heubner 1828

      In-8° (cm 21,7x13,5), pp. XII, 296, legatura coeva in mezza tela con titoli in oro al dorso. Piccola etichetta di carta applicata nella parte inferiore del dorso. Con 4 tavole fuori testo, più volte ripiegate, che ospitano 51 figure raffiguranti lenti e parti di strumenti ottici. Alle pagine. XI e 16, nel margine superiore interno, strappo anticamente restaurato mediante l'applicazione di una striscia di carta velina: la carta applicata copre alcune lettere del testo, lettere che comunque traspaiono al di sotto, rimanendo distinguibili e ben leggibili. Alcune tracce d'umido; fioriture, in particolare al frontespizio (vedi foto). Le tavole fuori testo non presentano né aloni d' umido, né fioriture, sono fresche e ben impresse. Nel complesso buon esemplare di opera non comune. Inhalt: Einleitung; Von dem Fernrohr im Allgemeinen; Erster Abschnitt. Von der Brechung des Lichtes durch die Linsen.im Allgemeinen. Von der Brechung der Lichtstrahlen; Von der Brechung der Strahlen durch die Linsen; Von den Vereinigungsweiten der Linsen; Von der Darstellung des Bildes durch die Linse; Von dem Gehen durch die Linsen. Zweiter Abschnitt. Von der Herstellung vollkommener Objektive für das Fernrohr. Von der Unvollkommenheit des Bildes wegwn der Kugelgestalt der Linse; Von der Unvollkommenheit des Bildes wegwn der Farbenzerstreuung; Von der achromatischen Einrichtung des Objektivs eines Fernrohrs; Aufhebung der sphärischen Abweichung in diesen Objektiven; Berechnung der Krümmungshalbmesser der aplanatischen Objektive. Dritter Abschnitt. Von der Bestimmung der Brechungs- und Zerstreuungsverhältnisse der Glasarten. Von der Bestimmung des Brechungsverhältnisse der Glasarten; Ableitung des Brechungsinder aus der Verelnigungsweite und den Krümmungshalbmessern der Linse; Beschreibung eines Instrumentes zur Bestimmung des« Brechungs- und Zerstreuungsverhältnisses zweier Glasarten; Gebrauch der Instrument« zur Bestimmung des Brechungsvermoegens; Von der Bestimmung des Zerstreuungverhältnisses durch eln Probeobjektiv; Bestimmung des Zerstreuungsverhältnisses mittelst des beschriebenen Instruments. Vierter Abschnitt. Von der Einrichtung des Fernrohrs und deren Bedingungen. Einrichtung und Verhältnisse des astronomischen Fernrohres; Von den Verhältnissen zwischen Brennweite und Oeffnung des Objektivs, Helligkeit, Vergroeßerung und Gesichtsfeld des Fernohrs; Von den achromatischen Okularen; Von dem achromatischen Doppelokular; Von dem achromatischen dreisachen Okular; Von dem achromatischen viersachen Okular; Von dem konkaven Okular, oder dem Galiläischen Fernrohr. Fünster Abschnitt. Von der technischen Ausführung der optischen Arbeiten zur Herstellung des Fernrohrs; I. Von dem Schleifen der Linsen zu den Fernroehren; Das Schleifen aus freier Hand; Das Schleifen aus dem Radius und Beschreibung einer dazu gehoerigen Maschine. II. Von dem Centriren der Gläser. III. Von der Centrirung und Zusammensesung des Objektivs. IV. Von der Centrirung des Rohres. V. Von der Verfertlgung de« Glases zu den Linsen.

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        REVUE FRANCAISE

      Paris: A. Sautelet et Cie. later: Alexandre Mesnier January 1828 through July 1830. Paris: A. Sautelet et Cie. [later:] Alexandre Mesnier, January 1828 through July 1830.. Sixteen numbers, bound in eight volumes. Octavo. 19th century three quarter calf and marbled boards, spines gilt extra, with crowned "A.O." initials in gilt in lower spine compartments, a.e. marbled. Extremities a bit rubbed and shelfworn, short, closed cracks to a couple of joints, sporadic foxing and browning of text, sometimes heavy depending on the varying paper stock between issues or gatherings, otherwise a very good set. A complete run of this distinguished bi- monthly, each number running close to 300 pages. Subject matter encompassed a wide span of literature, the sciences, politics, antiquarian studies and the arts, and both original articles and reviews of new publications (and often excerpts) appear in abundance, touching on matters on the continent, in the UK, and occasionally, in North America. Shipping extra.

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        Handbuch der Hamburgischen Verfassung und Verwaltung.

      Hamburg, Hoffmann und Campe, 1828. 8vo. XVI,+ 514 pp. Foxing. Contemporary half calf, gilt spine with black label, blue marbled edges. From the library of Ericsberg, with the book plate of Carl Jedvard Bonde. F. G. Buek wrote several books concerning Hamburg: "Hamburg und seine Umgebungen" (1844), "Album Hamburgischer Costüme" (1843) and "Wegweiser durch Hamburg und die umliegende Gegend" (1836)

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        [Op. 100]. Elverhöi Skuespil i fem Acter. [Piano-vocal score]

      C.C. Lose København: C.C. Lose. [1828]. Oblong folio. Original publisher's dark grey wrappers. [1] (title), [2]- [3] (blank), 4-75, [76] (blank), [77] (contents), [78] (blank) pp. Wrappers quite worn and torn at spine and margins; lower stained. Slightly worn and foxed internally; light staining to margins of first few leaves; occasional fingering in pencil. . First Edition. Fog p. 110. Kuhlau is considered, together with C.E.F. Weyse, as the foremost representative of the late Classical and early Romantic periods in Denmark. Elverhöi (The Elf Hill), incidental music to Heiberg's Romantic national play Elverhøj, was first performed in Copenhagen on November 6, 1828 at the King's Theatre. "Still more Romantic in character [than Kuhlau's music to C.J. Boye's Romantic play William Shakespeare] is his music to Elverhøj, Kuhlau's most successful work and the most often performed play in the Danish repertory. It is largely based on old Danish and Swedish folktunes skilfully arranged to fit the dramatic situations, above all the tune Kong Christian stod ved højen mast (‘King Christian [IV] stood by the lofty mast’), which became the Danish national anthem." Gorm Busk in Grove online

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        Teckningar till Beskrifningen öfver Mörkö socken.

      Stockholm, 1828. (2) s. + 26 planscher varav 2 är utvikbara kartor och plansch nr 20 är kolorerad. Samtida nött halvskinnband. 22,5 X 29 cm. Ryggen något skadad nedtill. Plansch 20 är lagad. Planscherna med smärre lagerfläckar.. Endast planschdelen

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        The whole works. With a life of the author and "A critical examination of his writings" by Reginald Heber. 15 Bände.

      Ca. 500 bis 700 S. je Band. Mit gestochenem Porträt. Gr.-8° (22,5 x 14 cm). Blindgeprägtes Leder der Zeit mit 2 Rückenschildern und Rückenfileten. Zweite Auflage der ersten umfassenden Werkausgabe (zuerst 1822 erschienen), komplett in 15 Bänden. - Jeremy Taylor (1613-1667) war Bischof von Down, Connor und Dromore in Nordirland sowie Vizekanzler der Universität Dublin. Der herausragende Stil seiner theologischen Schriften und Predigten brachte ihm Bezeichnungen wie "Homer of Divines" und "Shakespeare of the Church" (Allibone) ein. - Stellenweise (meist anfangs und gegen Ende) stockfleckig und etwas angestaubt, Band I mit Exlibris. Die guten Einbände wenig berieben und bestoßen, oberes Kapital von Band I restauriert. Gute, dekorative Reihe. - Some foxing, occasionally a bit dusty. Head of volume I professionally restored. Nice set. - Due to weight additional shipping costs might be necessary (outside EC). *Allibone 2349. Lowndes 2584.

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        Svenska Foglar efter naturen och på sten ritade af M. och W. von Wright.

      Tryckte af C. Von Schéele. Stockholm. 1828. 26,5 x 37 cm. Lithograph. Restored. The leaf has large paper losses which has been substituted with other paper and dyed to blend with the original paper. It still looks a bit rough. Very far from a perfect copy. The restoration is executed by a fine english paper conservator who saved it from a certain death.. Here we have the exceedingly rare title page to the first edition of "Svenska Foglar" by Magnus and Wilhelm von Wright. This item is almost never seen on the market

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        Traité Complet de l'Art du Dentiste d'après l'état actuel des connaissances.

      2 volumes (text and plates), 8vo, pp. xii, 520 (misprinted 20); 2 leaves 40 lithographed plates. Including the first leaf of the text volume, a blank, here pasted to the front wrapper; half-title in both volumes. Original printed wrappers (the plate volume identical but in boards), uncut. Minor foxing in the plate volume, small piece of paper missing from both spines, otherwise a nice, fresh set, preserved in a cloth box. PRESENTATION COPY, inscribed by Maury on the half-title of the text volume: "A Monsieur Le Docteur Pehoz, hommage de reconnaissance."

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        Le Disposizioni del Regolamento Generale del Processo Civile

      1828. Castelli, Giuseppe Antonio. Le Disposizioni del Regolamento Generale del Processo Civile in Armonia tra Loro ed in Riscontro Cogli Altri Codici, Colle Patenti Sovrane, Auliche Risoluzioni, Notificazioni e Circolari Governative e Colle Sentenze de' Tribunali Superiori. Milan: Dalla Tipografia Rivolta, 1828. [xii], 380 pp. Octavo (9" x 6"). Unbound (signatures joined with flexible vellum tabs), untrimmed edges. Light soiling to exterior, a few signatures loose, light toning to text, interior otherwise fresh. Book housed in cloth clamshell box with calf lettering piece and marbled edges. * First edition. A well-annotated digest of the code of civil procedure of Lombardy-Venetia with concordances to previous codes that governed the region. Established by the Congress of Vienna in 1815, this Northern Italian kingdom was part of the Austrian Empire. Lombardy was annexed to the Sardinia in 1859 and the kingdom ceased to exist when the rest of its territory was annexed to the Kingdom of Italy in 1866. A second edition of Castelli's digest was issued in 1832. Castelli, an attorney in Milan, also produced an annotated edition of the Austrian Civil Code. No copies located on OCLC. Servizio Bibliotecario Nazionale (SBN) IT\ICCU\RMGE\002519.

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        JOURNALS OF THE FIRST, SECOND AND THIRD VOYAGES FOR THE DISCOVERY OF THE NORTH-WEST PASSAGE FROM THE ATLANTIC TO THE PACIFIC, IN 1819-20-21-22-23-24-25, IN HIS MAJESTY'S SHIPS HECLA, GRIPER AND FURY...6 VOLUMES.

      London: John Murray, 1828 & 1829.. 6 volumes, 1st Edition thus; Vol I, viii,283pp; Vol II, iv, 270pp; Vol III, vii,312pp; Vol VI, vii,295pp; Vol V, 330pp; Vol VI, xxxv, 211pp; illustrated, engraved plates, folding map, page edges uncut. All volumes origiinal cloth with title labels on spines. Vols 1-5,1828. Vol 6, 1829 The first 5 volumes are accounts of Parry's voyages to discover the North West Passage and were initially published separately in four quarto volumes between 1821 and 1826. This set of six volumes was printed as a complete edition in 1828 whilst Vol VI "Narrative of an Attempt to reach the North Pole in boats fitted for the purpose, and attached to His Majesty's Ship Hecla, in the Year 1827" was added in 1829 and intended to go with the other volumes. The bindings and format being similar to the other volumes. Cloth on all volumes, grubby, bumped, very worn esp. along edges & spines, Vol VI spine is cracked at hinge. Age toning to pages and pencil line markings to margins all volumes. Complete.

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        Les fiances, histoire milanaise du xvii. siecle... traduit de l'italien par m.g. a paris, chez dauthereau, '1828.

      Cinque volumi di cm. 12, pp. 1.500 ca. complessive. Brossura originale color verde con titoli e decorazioni a stampa. Esemplare genuino ed in ottimo stato di conservazione. Si tratta verosimilmente della prima versione in lingua straniera del capolavoro manzoniano. Il traduttore è Gosselin. L'avvertimento al lettore esordisce con le seguenti parole: ""Le roman, qu'un critique a défini l'histoire du coeur humain, semblerait devoir obtenir une brillante existence chez les nations vives et passionées qui possèdent de grandes richesses litteraires..."".

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        Descrizione della persia, cioe' configurazione del suolo, istoria antica e moderna, governo, leggi, religione, milizia, agricoltura, scienze, arti, civilta', costumi ed usanze... venezia, tip. di alvisopoli, 1828-29.

      Due volumi di cm. 21, pp. 318; 317 (3). Con 54 (di 55) belle incisioni all'acquatinta su tavole fuori testo (di cui alcune più volte ripiegate). Legatura coeva in mezza pelle, dorsi lisci con titoli e fregi in oro. Qualche segno d'uso alla legatura, peraltro esemplare fresco, marginoso ed in ottimo stato di conservazione. Traduzione originale di Francesco Gamba dall'originale francese di N. Perrin e E. Gaultier. Opera affascinante e non comune. Rispetto all'indice manca la tavola n. 14 (reliquie di Sciapur), ma bisogna segnalare che per la natura stessa delle tavole spesso quest'opera si trova scompleta.

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        Portugal Illustrated; in a Series of Letters..

      embellished with a Map, Plates of Coins, Vignettes and Various Engravings of Costumes, Landscape Scenery &c., First Edition, xvii, 500, 4pp with double-page engraved frontispiece, additional engraved title, double page map, 14 engraved plates, some textual illustrations, 6 hand coloured costume plates (showing 36 costumes), folio, old circular armorial uninked embossed library paper-stamp on title occasionally repeated in text and on plate edges, a little dusty but a good copy in strong library cloth, `London, Treuttel, 1828. Photograph available on request.

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

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

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        Om landskaps-målning.

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

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        Nyare dikter af Euphrosyne.

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

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

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

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

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

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        Samlade ungdoms-skrifter.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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        AN AMERICAN DICTIONARY OF THE ENGLISH LANGUAGE

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

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

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

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        A HISTORY OF THE LIFE AND VOYAGES OF CHRISTOPHER COLUMBUS.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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        Ischel. Gezeichnet und geschrieben von Thomas Ender in Wien

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

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

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

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