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        Salmonia: or Days of Fly Fishing. In a series of conversations. With some account of the habits of fishes belonging to the genus Salmo. By an Angler

      John Murray, London 1828 - First edition. Illustrated with 3 full page wood engravings, including folding plate. viii, 273, [1] pp. 1 vols. 12mo. A rare copy of the first edition of a book which, Westwood & Satchell state, "ranks high in the scale of angling literature". Westwood & Satchell, p. 77; Heckscher 593 Attractively bound in 19th-century three quarters calf. Front hinge starting, spine rubbed. Very good Illustrated with 3 full page wood engravings, including folding plate. viii, 273, [1] pp. 1 vols. 12mo [Attributes: First Edition]

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        Corpus Poetarum Latinorum.

      London: J. Duncan,, 1828. One volume in two, octavo (227 x 143 mm). Contemporary maroon straight-grain morocco, flat bands gilt to spines forming compartments, second and fourth gilt-lettered, the remainder blind-tooled, concentric blind rolls to sides enclosing central gilt frame with fleuron cornerpieces, decorative gilt roll to board edges and turn-ins, page-edges gilt, yellow surface-paper endpapers. Text printed in double column. Pale tide-mark to the front pastedown and free endpaper of vol. 1, a few trivial marks. An excellent copy, retaining the terminal errata leaf. Second edition of Walker's useful anthology of Latin poetry, in a splendid contemporary binding, unsigned but resembling the work of Charles Lewis (1786-1836). Walker (1795-1846), though best remembered as a Shakespeare scholar, won a fellowship at Trinity College, Cambridge, almost entirely on the strength of his classical knowledge. His Corpus was first published the previous year by Bohn and was reprinted throughout the 19th century; this edition is notably scarce, with nine copies traced in British and Irish institutional libraries.

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        Memoirs of John Horne Tooke … also Proofs Identifying him as the Author of the celebrated Letters of Junius

      New York: Printed by A. Gould & L. Jacobus, Essex-street, for Stephen Gould, 39, Nassau-Street, 1828. First edition. Frontispiece portrait of the author, portrait of Tooke, folding facsimile of handwriting samples. viii, [9]-242 pp. 1 vols. 8vo. Contemporary brown morocco gilt, a.e.g. Rubbed but sound, some foxing to first and last binder's leaves. With inserted proof of letter from Lord Lyndhurst to the author and original holograph cover sheet bound in, signature of "John H. Graham, U.S. Navy" on title page. First edition. Frontispiece portrait of the author, portrait of Tooke, folding facsimile of handwriting samples. viii, [9]-242 pp. 1 vols. 8vo. Family Copy in a Choice American Binding. Elegant American presentation binding on this family copy of Graham's contribution to the never-ending question of the identity of the English political commentator Junius.Signed by the author's son John H. Graham, officer in the U.S. Navy, on the title page. American Imprints 33399

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      London: Henry Colburn, New Burlington Street,. 1828. nineteenth-century three-quarter brown leather and marbled boards, all panels stamped in gold.. Early oval ink ownership stamp of R. A. Heaver on the front and rear. endpapers of each volume, contemporary book label of Mordaunt M.. Fitzgerald affixed to front paste-downs of volumes one and two.. Bindings rubbed, light foxing and stains to text blocks, a very good. copy. (#137517). First edition. Published anonymously. The first of two novels published by George Croly (1780-1860), Irish clergyman, poet and miscellaneous writer, a popular gothic tale of the Wandering Jew. "The motif of the Wandering Jew has been used for a variety of literary purposes down through the ages, though it has attracted more interest from European than American writers (where it has tended to merge with the Flying Dutchman in such displaced forms as 'Peter Rugg' and 'The Man Without a Country'). One looks for fresh variations on the theme as well as overall literary ability, and Croly supplied both in this long novel. Its most direct genre affinity is with the romantic historical fiction of Walter Scott, the setting here being the Mediterranean world of the first century. The curse from Jesus (whom the Jew famously refused to help on his way to his crucifixion) is the starting point. The Jew's full understanding of his doom is the story's ending point. In between he encounters 'dreadful visions, imagined journeys through space, shipwrecks, hunger and thirst, violence of all kinds both real and imaginary' (Anderson, The Legend of the Wandering Jew, pp. 188-9). He emerges as a generally sympathetic adventure hero, the first time he was portrayed as a Jewish nationalist resisting both Romans and Christians, and as an unwitting inspiration to future rebels and innovators -- a doomed Byronic hero, in other words (Byron called the author 'roly-poly Croly'). In his definitive treatment of the Wandering Jew legend, George K. Anderson gives considerable space to SALATHIEL and, in comparing it to Maturin's contemporary tale of another doomed immortal, MELMOTH THE WANDERER (1820), declares Croly's work superior as literature (ibid., p. 189). While this judgment will strike most readers as controversial, to say the least, it does suggest that Croly's work does not deserve its present obscurity." - Robert Eldridge. "Croly's best known work, his novels, are a sort of combination imitation of Byron, De Quincey, and Moore. They are thoroughly meretricious and sensational, but colorful and bold, and SALATHIEL at least was very popular in its day." (Kunitz and Haycraft) "An impressive example of Gothic romance, on the old theme of the Wandering Jew, embellished with oriental scenery and oriental grandiloquence." (Baker) Frank, The First Gothics 77. Bleiler (1978), p. 53. Reginald 03632. Garside, Raven & Sch werling 1828:32. NCBEL III 375. Sadleir 661. Wolff 1633.

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        Il Pirata Melodramma Posto in Musica e Dedicato a Sua Eccellenza La Signora Duchessa Litta dei Principi Belgiojoso d'Este... Rappresentato per la prima volta nell' I.R. Teatro alla Scala... Fr [blank]. [Piano-vocal score]

      Milano: Gio. Ricordi [PNs 3346, 3364, 3381/3367, 3470-3482, 3484-88, 3492-94], 1828. First Edition (not the earliest issue). Weinstock p. 293. Lippmann pp. 377-78. Catalogo Ricordi online. OCLC no. 52123754. Il pirata, to a libretto by Felice Romani, was first performed at the Teatro alla Scala in Milan on October 27, 1827. "Bellini had lived in Sicily and Naples until arriving in Milan on 12 April 1827, invited by Barbaia to write for La Scala. Il pirata was only his second professional production, and his first collaboration with Romani. Bellini took over six months writing the opera, in order to impress the audience at La Scala. With an excellent cast that included Giovanni Battista Rubini as Gualtiero, Henriette Méric-Lalande as Imogene and Antonio Tamburini as Ernesto, the opera was well received and Bellini was hailed as an exciting new voice... Il pirata played a significant role in establishing the style of the Romantic melodramma later developed by Donizetti and Verdi." Simon Maguire and Elizabeth Forbes in Grove Music Online.. Oblong folio. Sewn. [i] (title), [i] (table of contents and named cast list for the first performance), 255, [i] (blank) pp. + 1f. paginated "GM" (comprising no. 16) between pp. 170-171. Engraved. Uncut. Cast includes Sacchi, Meric-Lalande, Tamburini, Rubini, and Lombardi. Each number with its own imprint, price, and secondary pagination. Some soiling to blank margins, heavier to title and first page of music; some staining to initial leaves, slightly affecting cast list and several measures of music; lacking lower outer corner of first leaf, with no loss to text; occasional small tears to blank lower margins, not affecting music. A very good copy overall.

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      London: R. Ackermann, Strand, 1828. Hardcover. Very Good. Hand-coloured plates including costumes, professions & trades, with children, animals, coaching scene, ships/boats, boxing etc. 2 VOLUMES gilt tan roan (edges worn/spine of vol.2 lacks top compartment and much of the raised bands of vol.2 are missing their leather covering) All edges marbled. Frontispiece + xc (which incl.titlepage) +72pp Vol.2 frontispiece + v (which includes title) +140pp + [4]pp of publisher's Spanish works. Book plate to pastedown with coat of arms of Earl of Portsmouth. Text in Spanish but plates all captioned only in English and the colouring is original and well done. Both text and plates are in clean condition, no writing no tears and with the tissue guards in place and very minimal foxing to a very few pages. The publisher, Ackermann, lists these books as being sold through his own establishments in Maxico, Columbia, Buenos Aires, Chile, Peru, & Guatemala these volumes were obviously written for the South American trade.

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        Les O'Brien et les O'Flaherty, ou l'Irlande en 1793, Histoire nationale...traduit de l'Anglais par Jean Cohen

      Six vols. 12mo, cont. green sheep-backed green boards maroquiné (one upper cover a little cracked), single gilt fillet round sides, flat spines gilt. Paris: C. Gosselin, 1828. First edition in French of Lady Morgan's final Irish novel, which displays the influence of Sir Walter Scott and the Gothic romances of Ann Radcliffe. Fine set (apart from the one defect noted), signed by Prince Dietrichstein on all the free front endpapers.

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        Kaiserliche königliche Bilder-Gallerie im Belvedere zu Wien. Nach den Zeichnungen des k.k. Hofmahlers Sigm. v. Perger, in Kupfer gestochen von verschiedenen Künstlern. Nebst Erklärungen in aristischer und historischer Hinsicht. Neu herausgegen und Sr. Majestät Franz dem I., Kaiser von Österreich, König von Ungarn, Böhmen, der Lombardie ec. ec. ec., in tiefster Ehrfurcht gewidmet. Erster Band: A - C. Zweiter Band: D - L. Dritter Band: M - R. Vierter Band: S - Z.

      Wien u.a., Haas, 1821 - 1828. - 4 Bde. o. Pag. [53 + 63 + 57 + 66 Tafeln]. Rote Maroquin-Ld. der Zeit, m. fünfbündigen Rücken. In deutscher und franz. Sprache. Pro Kupferstich je ein Blatt deutscher Text und ein Blatt französischer Text. - Exlibris. a. V., vereinzelt leicht stockfleckig, tlw. kl. Feuchtigkeitsrand im Bug, Ebd. leicht berieben. - Prächtige Bände.

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        WÜRZBURG. "Würzburg". Gesamtansicht über den Main vom Weg zum Käppelle aus, im Vordergrund Weinberge und fünf Landleute.

      - Altkolorierte Lithographie "nach H. Adam auf Stein gezeichnet v. Gustav Kraus v. Rothenburg a: T.", bei Lacroix, um 1828, 26 x 44,5 cm. Pressler 185; Lentner 11131; Brod-Mälzer K100; Museum Würzburg 69. - In den sehr breiten Rändern ganz gering gebräunt. - Dekorative Ansicht im schönen Altkolorit.

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      - 1828 José Torner, BCA. Grabados en b/n. Sello de anterior propietario. VIII+334; 391+16 p. 22x14 cm. Enc. media piel. Algo fatigado Para ver o recibir fotografías de los libros puede ir a nuestra web.

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        Teorica degli Stromenti Ottici Destinati ad Estendere i Confini della Visione Naturale: Volume I.

      Padova: Tipografia del Seminario, 1828. First edition. Hardcover. Fine. Small 4to. iv,249pp. Illustrated with four engraved folding plates. A treatise on constructing different kinds of telescopes and microscopes. Publisher's paste-paper spine, grey stiff paper boards. Uncut. A near fine copy. The author was a Professor of Astronomy at the University of Padua. Volume I only, of II.

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        Nukhab Al-Azhar Fi Muntakhab Al-Ash’ar Wa Azka Al-Rayaheen Min Asna Al-Dawaween. Anthologie Arabe, ou choix de poésies arabes inédites.

      Imprimerie Royale, Paris 1828 - viii, 262 pp., French & Arabic text + 193 pp., Arabic text within borders, translated for the first time into French, contemporary hard boards, cover bumped & rubbed at edges, copy clean inside and in good condition. Grangeret de Lagrange was a French orientalist, librarian at the Arsenal and translator. This work is dedicated to Baron Silvestre de Sacy. It is divided into two parts, one contain the Arabic text and the poetry, the second is a French translation of the poetry together with notes, explanations and introduction. Several pieces are selected in this volume from al-Mutanabbi, Omar ibn al-Farid, together with other texts including a eulogy by Salah Eddine Khalil Safadi, al-Waqidi, poetry selected from al-Waqidi’s work on the conquest of Syria, love letters, religious hymns and moral thoughts etc. Size: 8vo [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Les O'Brien et les O'Flaherty, ou l'Irlande en 1793, Histoire nationale.traduit de l'Anglais par Jean Cohen

      - Six vols. 12mo, cont. green sheep-backed green boards maroquiné (one upper cover a little cracked), single gilt fillet round sides, flat spines gilt. Paris: C. Gosselin, 1828. First edition in French of Lady Morgan's final Irish novel, which displays the influence of Sir Walter Scott and the Gothic romances of Ann Radcliffe. Fine set (apart from the one defect noted), signed by Prince Dietrichstein on all the free front endpapers. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

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        O^SON GAFU

      1828. [EHON] Sakai Hoitsu (1761-1828) O^SON GAFU, N.P., N.D. one volume, replaced white covers, no colophon. The preface is complete but out of order. String-bound, Japanese-style, fukuro-toji. 25.5 x 18.0. A landmark of Rimpa school ehon. For more on this book see Mitchell p.443, Hillier pp.661-665. Probably not a copy of the Izumiya edition, perhaps a later version of Eirakuya's production from the mid 19th century. The colors are nice, but the printing is later. Repaired, a worthy entry "placeholder" in a collection for this very important book. Still lovely despite its dimished state.

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        True Founder of Natural Selection Theory - Expounded Charles Darwin

      "Extrait de cours de botanique agricole de M. De Candolle, 1828." Geneva, 1829. Extensive manuscript on agricultural botany, drawing from the previous year's lectures of Swiss botanist Augustin Pyramus De Candolle, a prolific writer on botanical subjects, one of the founders of phytogeography. Text is in French. The writer is not identified, but most presumably a student of botany who attended de Candolle's lectures. 8vo. 284 pages comprising 32 lectures, with occasional manuscript diagrams to margins. Bound in green speckled continental paper boards, manuscript label to spine. Volume measures approximately 18 x 23 cm. A later manuscript inscription made in October 1858 reveals that this volume was purchased at a private sale in Lyon. Foremost discoveries in the field of botany and aspects related to one particularly revolutionary theory - Pre-Darwinian Natural Selection - are revealed in this early and meticulous manuscript which records the works of the accomplished pioneering botanist Augustin Pyramus de Candolle (1778-1841). For the second running, in 1828, Augustin de Candolle taught the course he called "Botanique Agricole" comprising some 40 lectures and held at the Musée Académique in Geneva (which was founded by Henri Boissier in 1818, and became 'Musée d'histoire naturelle' in 1872). His son Alphone wrote a memoire to him, in it listing the nearly 2900 lectures given by him in 40 courses, over a span of 31 years. The writer of this volume is a nineteenth century pupil or keen enthusiast of botany, immediately upon completion of the program, has taken his course notes and presented the invaluable information in an exemplary and thorough volume for easy reference. His identity is not revealed, although accessing the original course registration list may lead to the answer and could find him to have become a notable botanist or naturalist - there were 60 people enrolled in this course. Both teacher and student were contemporaries of esteemed men such as Charles Darwin, Charles Lyell, and Alfred Wallace, all of whom are connected to the theory of natural selection. The introduction outlines the three distinct sections of the volume - the physical properties of plants, the objective of cultivation, and local circumstances. This work dates to a pivotal time in botanical history, when the concept of natural selection had been first presented by De Candolle, but not yet examined by Lyell and not yet elaborated upon by Darwin. De Candolle originated the idea of the "war of nature", which influenced Charles Darwin and the principle of "natural selection". As early as 1820 he wrote of plants being "at war one with another" referring to different species competing for space and resources, and, as seen in this volume, in 1829 he was lecturing on the subject. Charles Darwin studied de Candolle's "natural system" of classification in 1826 when he was at the University of Edinburgh. In the inception of his theory, in 1838, Darwin considered de Candolle's "warring of the species", adding that it was even more strongly conveyed by Thomas Malthus, producing the pressures that Darwin later called natural selection. In 1839 de Candolle visited Britain and Darwin invited him to dinner, allowing the two scientists the opportunity to discuss the concept. Natural Selection is the process whereby organisms better adapted to their environment tend to survive and produce more offspring. The theory of its action was introduced by de Candolle and first fully expounded by Charles Darwin. A cornerstone of modern biology, it is now believed to be the main process that brings about evolution. In his "Principles of Geology" published in 1832 Charles Lyell mentions and gives consideration to de Candolle's anticipation of natural selection. The concept was first published by Darwin and Alfred Russel Wallace in a joint presentation of papers in 1858, and was elaborated upon in Darwin's influential 1859 title "On the Origin of Species..." some 40 years after de Candolle introduce it. In the present volume, De Candolle uses another botanist's experiment in assessing a plant's need for water, and through that, illustrates the inherent competition between plants for survival, each rapidly absorbing all nutrients near its roots. [p.62] Interest in allelopathy (French: allélopathie) in the first half of the nineteenth century has been linked primarily to one man, Augustin Pyramus de Candolle, and is presented in the manuscript. Allelopathy is a biological phenomenon by which an organism produces one or more biochemicals that influence or inhibit the germination, growth, survival, and reproduction of other organisms. Allelopathic excretions therefore can act as significant agents in a plant's competition against another, which is the essence of "natural selection." In this volume, the effects opium specifically is discussed, in terms of toxicity to other plants, citing experiments made by contemporary scientists, and referring to contractility. [p.57] Further reading may find direct a reference to de Candolle's introduction to natural selection. Excerpts from the manuscript, pertaining to the war of nature: "Duhamel a prouvé le contraire en faisant végéter beaucoup de plantes dans le même sol. Si les plantes sont trop rapprochés elles se nuisent en s'étiolant, mais sourtout en absorbant très vite toute l'eau qui environnene leurs racines." [Duhamel proved the contrary by planting many plants in the same soil. If the plants are too close together, they deteriorate by becoming etiolated (weak and pale), but in particular by absorbing very quickly all the water which surrounds their roots.] "L'opium et d'autres substances... qui agissent sur les nerfs des animaux, sont évidemment nuissibles aux végétaux... ils peuvent agir sur les organes de la contralité des uns et des autres..." [Opium and other substances ... which affect the nerves of animals, are obviously harmful to plants as well... they can be contracted from one organ to another.] During his work with plants, de Candolle noticed that plant leaf movements, now known as nyctinasty, follow a near-24-hour cycle in constant light, suggesting that an internal biological clock exists. Though many prominent botanists including Julius Sachs adopted the view, many other scientists doubted de Candolle's findings. Experiments over a century later demonstrated that "the internal biological clock indeed exists". Interestingly, the present lectures pre-date de Candolle's own breakthrough in chronobiology in 1832 when he observed that the plant 'Mimosa pudica' had a unique internal clock of sorts, based on approximately 22-23 hours, as opposed to the earth's 24 hour light cycle. From this deviation he rightfully concluded that "the sleep-wake movements are connected with a disposition for periodic motion that is inherent in the plant." Excerpts from the manuscript, pertaining to nyctinasty (French: nyctinasie): "Les feuilles ont toujours dans leur surface une position déterminé, si on les retournes elles tendent toujours à reprendre leur première position par le torsion du pétiole; si on les empèche de se retourner elles meurent. Dans le saule pleureur, dont les branches sont pendantes, elle se retournent pour prendre leur position naturelle. Dans le cas ou la feuille est réduite à un phyllodium les stomates sont également repartis sur les deux faces, qui sont latérales et l'un des bonds est supérieur. C'est l'un des meilleurs caractères de cette modification de la feuille." [The leaves always have a definitive position for their surface, if they are turned they always return to their first position with a torsion of the petiole; if they are prevented from turning around they die. In the case of the weeping willow, whose branches are hanging, they turn to take their natural position. In the case where the leaf is reduced to a phyllodium, the stomata are also distributed on both sides, which are lateral and one is superior. This is one of the leading traits of this leaf modification.] "Le sommeil des plantes est du à l'absence de lumière... dans les végétaux il y a dans cette position une rigidité bien prononcé quiqu'en sache bien de ce sommeil des végétaux soit dû à l'effet de la lumière on n'a pu encore l'expliquer. Bonnet l'avait attribué à l'hygroscopicité, mais le même phénomène s'opère sous l'eau et dans les serres" [The sleeping state the plants is due to the absence of light... Vegetation features a very pronounced rigidity is in this state, however, although it is known that the sleep state of vegetation is due to the effect of light, it has not yet been explained. Bonnet attributed it to hygroscopicity, but the same phenomenon occurs under water and in greenhouses.] Throughout his forty years' work in botany, he endeavored to discover the innate laws of the plant world, by tracing and observing their organs and appendages in all their transformations, and noting any apparent anomalies. In this volume, the section on plant reproduction and floral organs refers to two now obsolete terms "phanerogam" and "cryptogam." The Phanerogamia is a former primary division of plants comprising those having reproductive organs; being a flowering plant or seed plant. The Cryptogamia is a former primary division of plants that reproduce by spores, having no true flowers or seeds, such as the ferns, mosses, fungi, and algae. A veteran botanist, de Candolle also wrote about crops and wild plants, which was most uncommon at the time, and which is touched upon here. Some plants from the British colonies are discussed, from India and elsewhere, one example being the leafs of the Bryophyllum in the Crassulaceae family, originally native to South Africa, Madagascar, and Asia. Examining the various factors which affect the growth of plants, he describes at least one foreign plant that is capable of acclimatizing to a wide range in temperature. Another chapter describes greenhouses, including grafting, light, fertilizing remarks on cultivation, from sowing to harvest, and more. A small sampling of other subjects in this voluminous work include: cellular structure; the endogenous rib structure of a leaf and other features of morphology; hygroscopicity of tissue; a comparison between nutrition of vegetation and animals; absorption; atmospheric influences and environment; the phanerogam (seed plants) including the structure of its seed, albumen, embryo, germination, and the conservation of seeds; and so forth. In the nineteenth century, the functionality and the flow of sap was little understood. Always endeavouring to uncover new information and observe theories, De Candolle refers to the botanical experiments by horticulturalist and botanist Thomas Andrew Knight (1759-1838). Excerpts from the manuscript: "Dans le 17e siècle, parent croyant que la sève montait dans la plante par la moelle... On a encore quelque incertitude sur la route que suit la sève..." [Popular belief in the 17th century was that sap rose in the plant through the marrow... There is still some uncertainty on the path that the sap follows.] Page 78-80 "Le sève non élaborée ne nourrit pas les plantes, il faut l'action de l'air et l'élaboration de l'eau surabondante... Knight a fait l'incission annulaire à un chène et il a trouvé que la pourcentage specifique du bois au dessus de l'incission était de 114 et 112 au déssous (l'eau pesant 100). Il fait la même opération sur un sapin... Toute que nous venons de dire et très clair pour les exogènes, mais dès qu'on en vient aux palmiers on se passe à l'intérieur, qu'on lie l'intérieur cela n'aura aucune action sur le lui come prouve l'expérience qu'a Mr De Candolle d'un palmier entouré de lianes." [The unelaborated sap does not nourish the plant, it requires the action of air and the elaboration of superabundant water... Knight made an annular incision to an oak and found that the specific percentage of wood above the incision was 114, and 112 at the bottom (water weighing 100). He performed the same operation on a fir tree... All that we have just explained is very clear for the exogenous, but as we observe palm trees on the inside, that if one binds the inside it will have no impact on it as proven by the experiment of Mr De Candolle on a palm tree surrounded by creepers.] "Les plantes dans leur culture, ou même dans l'état sauvage peuvent avoir: 1e. trop de lumière; 2e trop peu de lumière; 3e ou une lumière mal dirigée..." [The plants in their culture, or even in the wild state may have: 1. too much light; 2. too little light; or, 3. a misdirected light.] Several important botanists and naturalists are mentioned in the manuscript, some of whom include: Charles Bonnet (1720-1793) - Genevan naturalist and philosophical writer Henri-Louis Duhamel du Monceau (1700-1782) - celebrated French botanist, physician, and naval engineer Pierre Magnol (1638-1715) - French botanist and professor in the field Nicolas-Théodore de Saussure (1767-1845) - Swiss botanist and pioneer in plant physiology Joseph Knight (1778-1855) - gardener to George Hibbert, author of the controversial 1853 publication 'First general report of the Government Botanist on the Vegetation of the Colony' Joseph Priestley (1733-1804) - English theologian, natural philosopher, chemist Augustin Pyramus de Candolle (1778-1841) was a renowned Swiss botanist, his contemporaries being William Hooker, Charles Darwin, and Charles Lyell, among others. He also contributed to related fields such as phytogeography, agronomy, paleontology, medical botany, and economic botany. He published several books and numerous lectures. In 1804, de Candolle published his "Essai sur les propriétés médicales des plantes" and was granted a doctor of medicine degree by the medical faculty of Paris. In 1804 he also began giving botany lectures in the College de France. In 1807 he was appointed professor of botany in the medical faculty of the University of Montpellier, where he would later become the first chair of botany in 1810. His "Théorie élémentaire de la botanique" introduced a new classification system and the term 'taxonomy'. From 1816 to his final years, he worked earnestly at elaborating and completing his natural system of botanical classification. [His son Alphonse Pyramus de Candolle was a firm believer in Natural Selection. He also continued his father's exhaustive work on plant classification, his son also continuing after him.] Especially skilled in taxonomy, De Candolle was a systematist, who, together with De Jussieaus in France, William Hooker and Robert Brown in England, gradually created more natural systems of classifications based on morphological features and positional relations, the likes of which had been supported by Erasmus Darwin (Charles Darwin's father), to replace the rigid sex-based system of Linnaeus. He is remembered in the plant genera Candollea and Candolleodendron, several plant species like Eugenia candolleana or Diospyros candolleana and the mushroom Psathyrella candolleana. Candollea, a scientific journal that publishes papers on systematic botany and phylotaxonomy, was named after de Candolle and his descendants in honor of their contribution to the field of botany. Augustin de Candolle was the first of four generations of botanists in the de Candolle dynasty.

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        Ancient atlas to accompany the Universal Geography

      Hartford: Belknap & Hamersley, 1828. 4to, consisting of 6 hand-colored engraved maps (2 double-p.), and 2 pages of text inside front and back covers; original printed yellow wrappers; wrappers rather spotted, but internally clean. Spotting aside, a near fine example.

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        Autograph Letter, Signed, to Joseph Story. 1 page, 4to. 26 Oct 1828

      1828. The Supreme Court Reporter Writes to Justice Story Peters, Richard [1740-1848]. [Story, Joseph (1779-1845)]. [Autograph Letter, Signed, to Story, Philadelphia, October, 26 1828]. Single leaf folded to form 10" x 8" quarto bifolium, written in ink, addressed, franked and postmarked on verso of fourth page, which has a wax seal. Fold lines, some toning along margins, otherwise fine. $500. * Peters, a Philadelphia lawyer and county official, was the reporter of the U.S. Supreme Court from 1828 to 1843. (His volumes are reported today as 26-41 U.S.). This letter refers to the delayed commissioning of Joseph Hopkinson [1770-1842], son of founding father Francis Hopkinson, as a judge on the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania, a post held previously by Peter's father. President Adams issued Hopkinson's recess appointment to the District Court on 23 October 1828. He was confirmed by the Senate and formally commissioned in February 1829. According to Peters: "It has been long, very long, withheld, and Mr Adams has suffered much from the delay -- I do not know how he can justify it -- The public interests suffered, and this he knew -- He seems to have forgotten the maxim 'Bis dat qui' &c [Bis dat qui cito dat- he gives twice who gives promptly]. It was a wise appointment. Joseph Hopkinson's distinguished legal career included his successful defense of Supreme Court Associate Justice Samuel Chase during his impeachment trial (1804-05). (Hopkinson also wrote the lyrics to the patriotic anthem "Hail, Columbia.") Peters also thanks Story for sending him a copy of an address, most likely A Discourse at the Request of the Essex Historical Society, September 18th, 1828, in Commemoration of the First Settlement of Salem, Massachusetts, and says he was "exceedingly gratified and instructed by its perusal."

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        Neues historisches Wappenbuch der Stadt Zürich. Nach den besten Quellen bearbeitet. Beigebunden: Die Gotteshäuser Maria Einsiedeln und Wettingen - Beitrag zum neuen historischen Wappenbuche der Stadt Zürich mitgetheilt von R. R. [Rudolf Rahn].

      Kl.4, lithogr. Fronti., LVIII u. farb. lithogr. Taf. (705 Wappen u. Varianten) 6 Bl., VI Tafeln der Varianten (83 Wappen), 297 S. (Beschreibungen), HLdr. d. Zeit gold- u blindgeprägt, Rundumgoldschnitt., Deckel berieben , Kapitale mit kleinen Einrissen. Innen etwas stockfleckig u. gebrauchspurig, ansonstem gutes Exemplar. (Barth 9934). Zweite ergänzte Auflage. Farbendruck von Egli-Schätti. [Mit einleitenden Bemerkungen von Wilhelm Tobler]. - Johann Egli (1828-1870), Lithograph von Herrliberg, studierte in München bevor er 1860 seine Lithographische Anstalt in Zürich eröffnete.

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        RELACION de la Entrada de los Reyes nuestros Señores en la Ciudad de Barcelona, la mañana del 4 de diciembre de 1827, y de los demas festejos públicos, que tributó á SS. MM. La junta de Reales obsequios, en nombre y representacion de dicha ciudad.

      (Barcelona), En la Imprenta de la Vuida de D. Augustin Roca, 1828. - in-8. 25pp. (1p.blanche). 10pp. 3ff. 8 planches dépliantes. Pleine basane marbrée, dos lisse orné de petits fleurons dorés, tranches jaunes, gardes de papier marbré (reliure de l'époque, mors fendus aux extrémités). Edition Originale de cet ouvrage curieux et richement illustré relatant les festivités données en l'honneur de la venue du roi Ferdinand VII et de son épouse Josefa Amalia à Barcelone. La seconde partie, "Mascara real", donne le détail des trois tableaux allégoriques qui furent représentés la nuit du 6 janvier 1828, chacun illustrés d'une planche lithographiée. Les planches de la première partie représentent l'arrivée des souverrains, ainsi que les installations architecturales réalisées à leur intention. Toutes les lithographies, témoignages des débuts de l'utilisation de ce procédé en Espagne, sont dues à Montfort, d'après des dessins de Planella, Antonio Ferran et F. Ferreras. Antoni Monfort est connu pour être l'un des pionniers de la lithographie en Espagne. Il obtint notamment en 1824 la libéralisation du procédé en faisant supprimer le privilège exclusif que la veuve Brusi s'était vu concéder pour utiliser cette technique, avant d'ouvrir un atelier réputé en 1825. Petites déchirures marginales et sans gravité aux planches. Très bon exemplaire. Sur les débuts de la lithographie en Catalogne, cf. Pilar Vélez, "La Litografia a Catalunya de 1815 a 1855". [Attributes: First Edition]

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        Religious Discourses by a Layman.

      London: Henry Colburn. Botson & Palmer Printers, London. First Edition 1828 - Size of the binding: 5 ½ in. x 8 ¾ in. Half-title, title page, Preface. viii. 79 pp. + eight-page publisher’s catalogue dated April 25, 1828. Bound in full, dark brown morocco leather by Zaehnsdorf, with their gilt stamp on the lower front inner turn-in, five raised bands on the spine, with gilt titling, double-line borders, and richly gilt inner dentelles, brown watered silk endpapers, top-edge gilt. Fading and light wear to the spine and light fading to the cover margins. A little, very light tan spotting is present to some page margins. With the bookplate of Cleveland, Ohio based book collector, William G. Mather (1857-1951), on the reverse of the front free endpapers. A very scarce item. The Preface has the printed initials "W.S." [Walter Scott]. The titles of the two discourses are: The Christian and Jewish Dispensation Compared, and The Blessedness of the Righteous. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Etude de Cheval Russe, conduit par un Baschkir, troupe d'avant Garde; dessiné par H. Vernet

      Paris: Basset, circa 1820s. Aquatint and softground etching on rag paper. 50 x 67 cm, sheet size. Marginal tear. Pendant la "retraite de Russie" les troupes russes poursuivent les Français (et ce, jusqu'à Paris). A observer, le cavalier porte un casque en métal et non un bonnet de fourrure. On peut observer que les troupes que Shur donne pour des "Cosaques" sont en fait des Bachkirs ou des Kalmoucks. Leurs tenues et leurs équipement est très proche de ceux du XIVème siècle. Peintre d'histoire, dessinateur et lithographe. - Directeur de l'Académie de France à Rome de 1828 à 1835, membre de l'Institut. - Fils de : Vernet, Antoine Charles Horace dit Carle (1758-1836) également peintre et lithographe. - Petit-fils de : Vernet, Josep. Gravure à l'aquatinte et au pointillé par Jean-Pierre-Marie Jazet d'après le tabl. d'Horace Vernet. Jazet fut, comme on sait, le graveur attitré d'Horace Vernet qu'il vulgarisa. Il eut également la spécialité des sujets tirés de l'histoire napoléonienne.

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        Anecdotes of painting in England; with some account of the principal artists; and incidental notes of other arts; collected by the late George Vertue; digested and published from his original MSS, by the Honourable Horace Walpole, with considerable additions by the Rev. James Dalloway

      London: printed at the Shakespeare Press by John Major, 1828. 5 volumes, 8vo, engraved frontispiece portrait of Walpole, vignette title pages in each volume, 78 engraved plates, and a number of wood engravings throughout, including 5 full-page family crests; contemporary half red morocco, spines in 6 compartments, gilt-lettered direct in 2; a little bit of scuffing and ruubbing, but in all a very good, sound set. Hazen 14, citing the first edition of 1762-71 but noting: "Dallaway's edition of 1826-28, originally published at ten guineas, or fifteen guineas for sets on large paper with India proofs for the plates, was remaindered by Bohn after Major's bankruptcy for four and five guineas respectively. Sets with proof plates were formerly much sought by collectors."

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        Raccolta per ordine di materie delle leggi, cioè editti, patenti, manifesti ecc., emanate negli stati di terraferma sino all'8 dicembre 1798 dai sovrani della Real Casa di Savoja ... Tomo Quarto.

      1828. in-folio (350x235mm), pp. XVIII, 625, (1). Bella legatura piemontese alle armi di Carlo Felice in piena pelle verde, titolo in oro al dorso, ornato con filetti e fregi a forma di corona, sempre in oro; piatti con tre ordini di cornici, a secco e in oro con motivi floreali e vegetali e stemma di Carlo Felice al centro. Tagli dorati. Buon esemplare, assai fresco, in splendida legatura di casa Savoia.. .

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        Narrative of Travels and Discoveries in Northern and Central Africa, in the Years 1822, 1823, and 1824 (Volumes 1 and 2)

      John Murray, London 1828 - All volumes are free of marks. Bindings are tight, covers and spines are fully intact. Marbled edges - bright, rich condition. Previous owner's book-plate laid in. Original leather over marbled boards with bright gilt lettering down spines. Volume 1 includes frontispiece plate of Alameen Ben Mohammed, 8 full page engravings, and fold-out map of North and Central Africa. Volume 2 includes frontispiece plate of Lancers of the Sultan of Begharmi, 2 full page engravings, and fold-out map of North and Central Africa. Very clean, crisp, and tight copy. First few pages are slightly foxed. Not Ex-Library. All books offered from DSB are stocked at our store in Fayetteville, AR. 471; 467pp. Hardcover (Original Leather) Very Good Condition Size: 5 3/4" x 8 3/4" English Text [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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      1828. CRUIKSHANK, George. PAYNE, John Collier. PUNCH AND JUDY. Illustrated by George Cruikshank. London: S. Prowett, 1828. With 24 Plates, with 22 plates each provided in both a hand-colored and two uncolored states. 8vo., red full-morocco leather, top edge gilt; beautifully gilt-tooled pastedowns & linen endpapers; 111 pages plus plates. First Edition. Cruikshank (1792-1818) was renowned for his social caricatures of English life for popular publications. He gained notoriety with his political prints that attacked the royal family and leading politicians. In 1820, he received a royal bribe of 100 pounds for a pledge not to caricature His Majesty George IV in any immoral situation. His work included a personification of England named "John Bull." An uncommon title about one of England's earliest puppet shows. Very Good (little rubbing covers with a scratch across the top of the front cover, small chip head of spine; contents clean & tight). $1.250.00.

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        Tables of comparative etymology and analogous formations in the Greek, Latin, Spanish, Italian, French, English, and German languages; or, the student's manual of languages. Designed to facilitate the study of them by a connected view of their declensions, methods of comparison, conjugations, interchangeable letters, and similar terminations

      Carey, Lea, & Carey, Philadelphia 1828 - First edition, 4to, pp. [7], 8-12, plus 49 leaves of tables; text a bit toned, else a very good copy in later calf-backed marbled boards. Lewis was assisted in the Greek by George Long, and in the German by George Blaettermann. The [41] leaves bound after p. 12 and contain 23 tables and the [8] leaves at end include an additional 15 tables. Not in Kennedy or Vancil. In over thirty years of specializing in language books this is the first time we've had it or even seen it. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Present State of the Law. The Speech in the House of Commons, on Thursday, Ferburary 7, 1828, on his Motion, that an Humble Address be presented to His Majesty praying that he will graciously be pleased to issue a Commission for inquring into the Defects occasioned by Time and otherwise in the Laws of this Realm, and into the Measures necessary for removing the Same

      London: Henry Colburn, 1828. First edition. Large paper issue. xii, 125, [1], [2] pp. 4to (10-3/4 x 8-1/2 inches). Bound in full contemporary brown pebbled morocco, large single gilt fillet on upper and lower covers, spine gilt, a.e.g. Fine with contemporary annotations in ink and pencil. Bookplate of Leigh (Stoneleigh Abbey Library). First edition. Large paper issue. xii, 125, [1], [2] pp. 4to (10-3/4 x 8-1/2 inches). LARGE PAPER. A fine large paper copy of Brougham's speech to parliament on law reform, one of just 30 according to Goldsmith. The advertisement leaf states that Brougham co-operated on this particular issue and it includes his corrections."In February 1828, when he delivered a six-hour speech-the longest ever in the Commons-on law reform, in which he exposed flaws in virtually every area of law (omitting only chancery reform and the criminal law) and staked his claim to be parliament's prime champion of law reform. Brougham's speech struck the perfect note. He showed himself to be committed to a widescale reform of the legal system, while resisting Bentham's iconoclasm. In preparing the speech he had in fact received much guidance (and many manuscripts) from Bentham, who still considered Brougham as the man best placed, after the suicide of Romilly, to advance his projects for codification and the abolition of the common law" (ODNB).The speech attracted wide publicity and was also published in Philadelphia in the same year. Goldsmith 25722; not in Kress: S. & M. ii, 45

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        Standing Orders for the Bengal Native Infantry, drawn up under the Orders and Revision of His Excellency The Right Hon. Viscount Combermere Commander in Chief in India.

      Calcutta: printed at the India Gazette Press, by Scott and Co., 1828 - Octavo (203 × 118 mm) Contemporary Indian calf. Slightly rubbed and a little stained, cockling on the boards, front free endpaper coming loose, internally lightly browned and a little shaken, but overall very good. 4-page unpaginated prelims, and 68-pages of text, addenda leaf mounted on the rear pastedown, entirely interleaved. Extremely uncommon, COPAC shows a "second edition" of 1840 at BL and NLS, and a further edition of 1846 in BL; OCLC lists copies of the present edition in Library of Congress and University of Pennsylvania. With a series of ownership inscriptions to the front pastedown: Lieut. H. O. Kedwick 67th regiment; Lieut. Frederick Rainsford, interpreter and quartermaster 67th regiment, who has noted the regiment's arrival in "Arracan" in 1837; and Henry Cotton, lieutenant adjutant 67th regiment. Cotton commanded the regiment during the Second Anglo-Burmese War, and died in Dehra Dun during the mutiny. [Attributes: First Edition]

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        Autograph Letter, Signed, to Joseph Story. 1 page, 4to. 26 Oct 1828

      1828 - The Supreme Court Reporter Writes to Justice Story Peters, Richard [1740-1848]. [Story, Joseph (1779-1845)]. [Autograph Letter, Signed, to Story, Philadelphia, October, 26 1828]. Single leaf folded to form 10" x 8" quarto bifolium, written in ink, addressed, franked and postmarked on verso of fourth page, which has a wax seal. Fold lines, some toning along margins, otherwise fine. * Peters, a Philadelphia lawyer and county official, was the reporter of the U.S. Supreme Court from 1828 to 1843. (His volumes are reported today as 26-41 U.S.). This letter refers to the delayed commissioning of Joseph Hopkinson [1770-1842], son of founding father Francis Hopkinson, as a judge on the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania, a post held previously by Peter's father. President Adams issued Hopkinson's recess appointment to the District Court on 23 October 1828. He was confirmed by the Senate and formally commissioned in February 1829. According to Peters: "It has been long, very long, withheld, and Mr Adams has suffered much from the delay -- I do not know how he can justify it -- The public interests suffered, and this he knew -- He seems to have forgotten the maxim 'Bis dat qui' &c [Bis dat qui cito dat- he gives twice who gives promptly]. It was a wise appointment. Joseph Hopkinson's distinguished legal career included his successful defense of Supreme Court Associate Justice Samuel Chase during his impeachment trial (1804-05). (Hopkinson also wrote the lyrics to the patriotic anthem "Hail, Columbia.") Peters also thanks Story for sending him a copy of an address, most likely A Discourse at the Request of the Essex Historical Society, September 18th, 1828, in Commemoration of the First Settlement of Salem, Massachusetts, and says he was "exceedingly gratified and instructed by its perusal." [Attributes: Signed Copy]

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        Minéralogie micrographique. Roches éruptives françaises. (Text u. Tafelbd. in 2 Bden.).

      4 (Textbd.: 29.5 x 22.5 cm Tafelbd.: 35.5 x 27.5 cm) Textbd.: VI, 509 S., 125 Textabb., 2 Taf. (davon 1 chromolithogr.) Tafelbd.: 4 Bl. u. 50 chromolithogr. Taf. m. jeweils 1 Begleitbl., die Taf. m. passgenauen transparenten Deckblättchen., Priv.-HLdr. d. Zt., Bibliotheksbde.: priv. Rückenschildchen, kl. Stempel a. Titelbl. Kanten tlw. beschabt, Ldr. fleckig, Deckel lichtrandig Vs. u. Titeleien tlw. unsauber, im Tafelband die Tafeln falsch eingehängt (Nr. 13 u. 14 zwischen 34 und 35), Bindung tlw. locker, die Deckbl. tlw. knittrig (1 abgerissen beiliegend), Begleitbl. tlw. gebräunt allg. schönes Ex. EA. (= Mémoires pour servir à lexplication de la carte géologique détaillée de la France). F. A. Fouqué (1828 - 1904), ab 197 Professor für Naturgeschichte am Collège de France, ab 1881 Mitglied der französischen Akademie der Wissenschaften, Pionier der Erforschung vulkanischer Gesteine und Phänomene.

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        Recueil de Médailles grecques, inédites

      De Bure, Frères, Rollin, 1828. In - 4 (275 x 213 mm), veau glacé marron, dos à quatre nerfs orné or et à froid, dentelle à froid et filets or entourant les plats, roulette sur les coupes, tranches marbrées (reliure d'époque signée Chaudesaygues). Edition originale, ornée de cinq planches. Envoi autographe signé de l'auteur au Vicomte de la Rochefoucauld. Imprimé sur beau papier. (défauts d'usage, dos passé, frottements sur les charnières, mors fendus, coins émoussés, rousseurs). / / Quarto (275 x 213 mm), browned glazed calf, spine tooled in blind and gilt, raised on four bands, blind dentelle and gilt fillets border on covers, roll on turns - in, marbled edges (contemporary binding signed Chaudesaygues). First edition, illustrated with five plates. Signed autograph dedication by the author to Vicomte de la Rochefoucauld. Printed on nice paper. (defects of use, spine faded, rubbings on hinges, joins cracked, corners bumped, brownings).

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        Pilgrimage in Europe and America

      1828. First Edition . BELTRAMI, J.C. A Pilgrimage in Europe and America, Leading to the Discovery of the Sources of the Mississippi and Bloody River; with a Description of the Whole Course of the Former, and of the Ohio. London: Hunt and Clarke, 1828. Two volumes. Octavo, contemporary three-quarter brown calf gilt, brown morocco spine labels, marbled endpapers, top edges gilt. $2000.First edition in English of BeltramiÂ’s La Decouverte des Sources du Mississippi, with engraved frontispiece portrait, a large folding map of the length of the Mississippi River (appearing in this edition for the first time), two engraved folding plans and three engraved plates of Indian ornaments.Originally published in an 1824 New Orleans edition in French, this edition in English is enlarged from the French edition and for the first time includes the folding map. Beltrami undertook his journey in a quest for the sources of the Mississippi. After reaching the upper reaches of its head, he joined the expedition of Major Stephen Long and traveled with him to New Orleans. The first volume chronicles the Italian explorerÂ’s adventures in Europe and the second volume translates from the original French his travels in America. The folding map, which was included in this edition in response to its lack in the French edition, illustrates the routes traveled in America and details BeltramiÂ’s view of the geography of the Mississippi. The second volume “gives some novel particulars” of the Northwestern Indians, including the Chippewa and Sioux, among whom Beltrami moved (Field 111). Howes B338. Sabin 4605. Owner stamps, with occasional colored pencil underlinings.Frontispiece and “Schwetzingen” plan in Volume I reinforced. Map about-fine, with only two tiny closed tears. A bit of wear to contemporary calf. Extremely good condition.

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        One Hundred Fables WITH: Second Series

      1828. First Edition . NORTHCOTE, James. One Hundred Fables, Original and Selected. WITH: Second Series. London: George Lawford; John Murray (Chiswick Press), 1828; 1833. Two volumes. Octavo, late 19th-century three-quarter brown calf, raised bands, elaborately gilt-decorated spines, marbled boards and endpapers, top edges gilt, uncut. $1500.First edition of artist NorthcoteÂ’s compilation of 201 fables, “the greater portion of which are of my own invention,” with his headpiece designs for each one and with initial letters and tailpieces by William Harvey, pupil of Thomas Bewick.“James Northcote was one of a number of prominent painters of the 18th centuryÂ… Today Northcote is chiefly admired for his portraits, though his paintings of animals found favor in his lifetime. In his later years he devoted an increasing amount of time to history paintings, including some scenes from ShakespeareÂ’s history plays which were exhibited in BoydellÂ’s Shakespeare Gallery. Northcote is renowned also for his writing, penning the first full biography of Reynolds in 1813, and later a Life of Titian, as well as a book of Fables lavishly illustrated by woodcuts crafted from his own designsÂ… A prolific artist, Northcote was credited with around 2000 works, and by living frugally in his London house for the last 50 years of his life he died a wealthy manÂ… A second series of the Fables was published posthumously, financed by a clause in his will setting aside between £1000 and £1400 explicitly for this” (Devon Perspectives). Thomas Bewick called One Hundred Fables “a brilliant Book.” Northcote acknowledges that “although the original invention and designs for the prints at the head of each Fable are my own, yet they have been most excellently drawn on wood, and prepared for the engravers, by Mr. Willliam Harvey, one of the most distinguished artists in his profession; and many of them have been improved by his skill.” This set includes both series of NorthcoteÂ’s Fables, the second being printed at the Chiswick Press. Ray 55 & 56. Brunet IV, 103. Graesse IV, 688. Gift inscription in Volume II.Half title excised from Volume I, a few stray spots of foxing. Near-fine copies.

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        De la percussion médiate et des signes obtenus à l'aide de ce nouveau moyen d'exploration dans les maladies des organes thoraciques et abdominaux

      Paris et Londres, J.S. Chaudé & J.B. Baillière, 1828. 1828, 1828, in-8, de X, 336 pages et 2 planches, Demi-basane bleu de l'époque, dos à faux nerfs orné, Première édition de cet ouvrage qui valut à son auteur le prix Montyon. Piorry (1794-1879), l'un des pionniers de l'auscultation après Laennec, fit entrer la percussion médiate dans l'examen physique respiratoire. Il inventa à cet usage le plessimètre à plaque (de plesso, "je frappe", et metron, mesure), fait d'une lamelle de bois ou d'ivoire. Son utilisation est fondée sur le fait que les organes émettent des sons et donnent des sensations tactiles en fonction de leur structure. Piorry expérimenta sa technique sur un cadavre avant de l'intégrer à l'examen clinique. Le plessimètre à plaque sera utilisé pendant presque un siècle avec des résultats apparemment excellents. Piorry apporta également des modifications au stéthoscope ; la première planche du présent ouvrage figure le stéthoscope de Laennec avec les modifications apportées. Tableau des principaux sons obtenus par la percussion médiate en guise de deuxième planche. Rousseurs et cachets de l'Institut Catholique de Paris

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        Contes du Gay Sçavoir. Les ballades, fabliaux et tradition du Moyen Age

      First edition of this book printed by Firmin Didot in Gothic characters and illustrated 14 illuminated initials in hand and 10 thumbnails as designed by Henry Monnier and Bonington.Binding Restoration right in old red glazed calf. Back with nerves decorated with cold irons monastic kind and golden wheels. Stamped boards of a typical large decorative plate of boards and inspired the Renaissance. black net mentoring, coaching frieze. Indoor Friesland. Lami Denozan à Paris 1828 in-8 (14,5x22,5cm) cxlvj 48pp. relié

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        President's Message

      1828. First Edition . ADAMS, John Quincy. PresidentÂ’s Message. IN: National Intelligencer— Extra, December 2, 1828. Washington: [Gales & Seaton], 1828. Broadside sheet of wove stock, measuring 15-1/2 by 21-1/2 inches, printed on recto only. $3000.Probably the earliest newspaper printing of AdamsÂ’ last State of the Union Address, in which he acknowledges the unfairness of the famous “Tariff of Abominations,” which all but lost him the presidency.AdamsÂ’ term as president was “a long nightmare, oppressed by a succession of alternately terrible and trivial events, which he seemed powerless to control or avoid” (Brookhiser, 93). Perhaps the last “terrible event” of AdamsÂ’ administration was his proposed a high tariff on imported industrial goods, particularly textiles and finished clothing. This bill he thought would protect New England factories, the hub of U.S. industry, from European competitors. Andrew JacksonÂ’s supporters in Congress opposed the tariff but sought to exploit the question in order to embarrass Adams and help Jackson win the presidency in 1828. They framed a bill, which became known as the “Tariff of Abominations,” to “win support for Jackson in Kentucky, Missouri, New York, Ohio, and Pennsylvania while weakening the Adams administration in New England. The bill raised duties on iron, hemp, and flax (which would benefit Westerners), while lowering the tariff on woolen goods (to the detriment of New England textile manufacturers)” (University of Houston). The “Tariff of Abominations” also created a political uproar in the South, where it was denounced as unconstitutional and discriminatory. Southern exporters of raw cotton often took finished goods as partial payment for their crops and the tariff on imported textiles reduced their profits. “The tariff, southerners insisted, was essentially a tax on their region to assist northern manufacturers. South Carolina expressed the loudest outcry against the tariff. At a public meeting in Charleston, protesters declared that a tariff was designed to benefit ‘one class of citizens [manufacturers] at the expense of every other class.Â’ Some South Carolinians called for revolutionary defiance of the national government” (University of Houston). Adams was met with hostility on all fronts.In this, AdamsÂ’ fourth and last State of the Union Address, he acknowledges the unfairness of the tariff: “The tariff of the last session was in its details not acceptable to the great interests of any portion of the Union, not even to the interest which it was specially intended to subserve. Its object was to balance the burdens upon native industry imposed by the operation of foreign laws, but not to aggravate the burdens of one section of the Union by the relief afforded to another.” But it was too late. AdamsÂ’ address was delivered just the day before he learned of his defeat by Andrew Jackson. The ploy had succeeded. John Randolph of Virginia accurately described the object of the 1828 Tariff Bill as an effort to encourage “manufactures of no sort or kind, except the manufacture of a President of the United States.” Not recorded by Shaw & Shoemaker. Light soiling to top margin, shallow creasing to corners. An extremely good copy. Scarce.

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        Catalonien in Malerischer, Architectonisher und Antiquariarischer Beziehung dargestellt auf Dreissig Blättern.

      Leipzig und Darmstadt, verlag von Carl Wilhelm Leske, s.d. (1828). - Grand in-folio. Titre. 30 planches gravées sur cuivre. Cartonnage de l'époque, étiquette imprimée sur le plat supérieur (dos frotté avec manques). Edition Originale de ce recueil de gravures de grand format exclusivement consacré à la Catalogne avec des vues de Barcelone, du pont de Martorell, de Montserrat, Cardona, Girona, Tarragona, etc. Fortes rousseurs, comme souvent. Palau, 77728. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Kathedrale ('Cathedrale von Rheims. Angefangen von Robert de Coucy im Jahr 1211, nach dessen Entwurf vollendet im sechzehnten Jahrhundert').

      - gouachierte uund eiweißgehöhte Lithographie v. Simon Quaglio n. Dominicus Quaglio b. J. Velten in Karlsruhe, dat. 1828, 56 x 67,5

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        Der Naturfreund oder naturgeschichtliche Unterhaltungen. Neu aufgelegt und fortgesetzt von C. F. Stuckart. Erster Band, mit illuminirten Abbildungen.

      (Breslau), 1828. Band 1 (von 11?). Mit 52 handkolorierten Kupferstichen auf Tafeln. 104 S., 2 Bl. Register. Quer-Gr. 8°. Marmorierter Pappband mit Leinenrücken neueren Datums. Mit einer Widmung von 1881 auf dem vorderen Vorsatz. Vorderes Vorsatzblatt entnommen. Sehr schlichter Einband stärker berieben und bestoßen, besonders die Ecken. Innen ABER bis auf einige wenige Flecken gut! - Interessanter Band mit sehr schönen Kupferstichen von Pflanzen, Vögeln, Fischen und Kleinsäugern. Neuauflage von: \"Der Naturfreund oder Beiträge zur Schlesischen Naturgeschichte\".(Nissen, ZBl 1290). Versand D: 5,90 EUR

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        Encyclopädisches WÖRTERBUCH der medicinischen Wissenschaften. - Herausgegeben von den Professoren der medicinischen Facultät zu Berlin. Erster bis siebenunddreissigster Band (Band I - Band XXXVI; so komplett!!I).

      Aachen, Berlin, J. W. Boike / (ab Zehnter Band /1834) Veit et. Comp., 1828 ff [- 1849]. - 732 S., 715 S., 675 S., 698 732 S., 715 S., 715 S. mit Abb. /3 Fig.; 724 S., 712 S., 683 S. mit 1 mehrf. gefalt. Bl. (Coromorphosis.); 707 (1) S., 690 S., 732 S., 731 (1) S., 734 S., 705 S., 705 S., 1 Bl., 713 S., 1 Bl., 715 (1) S., 733 S., 3 Bll., 695 S., 1 Bl., 686 S., 1 Bl., 705 (1) S., 1 Bl. mit einem Faltblatt /Tabelle Kopfgeburten; 730 S., 1 Bl., 715 (1) S., 723 (1) S., 721 (1) S., 1 Bl., 694 S., 1 Bl., 724 S., 1 Bl., 698 S., 2 Bll., 693 (1) S., 1 Bl. mit 1 Faltblatt (fehlerhafte Lagen der Frucht); 650 S., 2 Bll., 723 (1) S., 1 Bl., 779 (1) S., 1 Bl., 700 S., 2 Bll., 683 (1) S., 1 Bl., 685 (1) S., 2 Bll. mit (2) Textabb.; 694 S., 2 Bll.; 523 (1) S., 1 Bl. + Sachregister: 236 S., 2 Bll.; 21,5 x 13,5cm Herausgegeben von den Professoren der medicinischen Facultät zu Berlin. Erster bis siebenunddreissigster Band (Band I - Band XXXVII). [Herausgegeben u.a. von den Professoren: Busch, Dietrich Wilhelm Heinrich (1788-1858); Gräfe, Carl Ferdinand von (1787-1840); Hufeland, Christoph Wilhelm von (1762-1836) u. v.a. HARALD FISCHER VERLAG : "Nach kleineren Anfängen war das Encyklopädische Wörterbuch die erste großangelegte, von deutschen Medizinern vorgelegte medizinische Enzyklopädie. Ihr Entstehungszeitraum, die Jahre zwischen 1830 und 1850, war in der deutschen Medizin eine Zeit der Krise und des Umbruchs, die Medizin schien in ein chaotisches Nebeneinander von unterschiedlichen Theorien und Praktiken zu münden. - In dieser Zeit des Umbruchs schufen C.W. Hufeland und seine Mitherausgeber ein Wörterbuch, dessen Beiträge von sachlichem Stil und nüchterner, unpolemischer Kritik geprägt waren. Das Wörterbuch bot einen solide recherchierten zeitgenössischen Wissensstand und einen verhältnismäßig neutralen Überblick über die Vielfalt der medizinischen Theorien und Konzepte. Daneben sind insbesondere die reichen LITERATURANGABEN aus heutiger Sicht sehr nützlich." INHALT: Band 1 Aachen - Agyrta. Band 2 Ahnung - Antimonium. Band 3 Antipathie - Attractio. Band 4 Attrahentia - Band. Band 5 Bandage - Blutfluss. Band 6 Blutgefässe - Cardialgia. Band 7 Cardianastrophe - Cirkelbinde. Band 8 Cirillo's Salbe - Ceocisismus. Band 9 Crocus - Dysthymia. Band 10 Dystocia - Encanthis scirrhosa. 11. Band Encathisma - Fallkraut. Band 12 Fallopii canalis - Frühgeburt. Band 13 Frühlingsadonis - Gebärmuttervorfall. Band 14 Gebärmutterwassersucht - Gift. Band 15 Giftbaum - Heckinghausen. Band 16 Hectica - Homoeopathia. Band 17 Homoplata - Iliacus musculus. Band 18 Ilingus - Jochbein. Band 19 Jochbeinmuskel - Klopfkur. Band 20 Klotzzange - Ladanum. Band 21 Lähme der Füllen - Luscitas. Band 22 Luxatio - Mellago graminis. Band 23 Meloe - Monro'sche Oeffnung. Band 24 Mons veneris - Natrium. Band 25 Natron - Ophthalmia scarlatinosa. Band 26 Ophthalmia scorbutica - Pestis. Band 27 Petasitis - Pneumonia. Band 28 Pneumothorax - Recovalescenz. Band 29 Recorporatio - Säugungsgeschäft. Band 30 Säure - Schwangerschaft. Band 31 Schwangerschaft - Spätgeburt. Band 32 Spalatro - Syphiliden. Band 33 Syphilis - Trieb. Band 34 Triebfeder der Geburt - Uvulitis. Band 35 Vaccina - Wehen. Band 36 Wehenfördende Mittel - Zertheilung. Band 37 Zertrennung - Zymom. Nachträge. Sachregister. --- Sprache : de Bibl.-Ex. mit entspr. Kennungen (hier mit priv. mont. hs. Rtln. /Band-Nr. + Titelbl. mit kl. Stempeln) OPpBde. der Zeit (einheitliche Einbindung), Einbände & Kanten berieben; z. Teil mit kl. Druckstellen. Bei Band 8 ,19 und 28 hat das Überzugspapier des hinteren Einbanddeckels größere Fehl- /Abriebstellen. Ecken teilw. stärker bestossen. Innenteile Papier etwas nachgebräunt und Vorsätze teilw. [die ersten & letzten Seiten] mit geringen Stockflecken; sonst nur ganz vereinzelt. Teilw. Schnitt etwas fleckig und angestaubt & mit leichten Spuren vom Umblättern. Band 35 durchl. etwas wasserrandig; Band 26 durchl. Papier nachgebräunt und etwas fleckig. Ansonsten saubere, gute Exemplare. [Int.: Te /n.K.] Sprache: Deutsch Gewicht in Gramm: 32400 Erstausgabe [37 Bde.], kein Reprint!!; (diese

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        Red Rover

      1828. First Edition . COOPER, James Fenimore. The Red Rover, a Tale. By the Author of The Pilot, &c. &c. Philadelphia: Carey, Lea & Carey, 1828. Two volumes. Small octavo, contemporary three-quarter brown calf rebacked. $1500.First American edition of CooperÂ’s eighth novel, a marine adventure.“Playfully challenged by his wifeÂ’s cousin to write a better book than one he was reading aloud, Cooper, after a false start, produced Precaution (1820), an imitation of an English novel of manners, which, though weak, brought him to the attention of the New York literary world” (ANB). First published in Paris in 1827. Bound without half-titles. With two pages of publisherÂ’s advertisements at the rear of Volume II. Spiller & Blackburn A9. BAL 3839. Owner signature dated the year of publication in Volume II.Occasional scattered light foxing to interiors; some staining to Volume I text, not affecting readability. Binding fine and handsome. Extremely good condition.

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        Pilgrimage in Europe and America

      , 1828. 1828. First Edition . BELTRAMI, J.C. A Pilgrimage in Europe and America, Leading to the Discovery of the Sources of the Mississippi and Bloody River; with a Description of the Whole Course of the Former, and of the Ohio. London: Hunt and Clarke, 1828. Two volumes. Octavo, contemporary three-quarter brown calf gilt, brown morocco spine labels, marbled endpapers, top edges gilt. $2000.First edition in English of Beltrami

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