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        The History of North Wales - Vols 1&2

      J.Gleave and Sons, Manchester 1828 - Comprising a topographical description of the several Counties of Anglesey, Caernarvon, Denbigh, Flint, Merioneth and Montgomery to which is prefixed a review of the history of Britain from the Roman period to the Saxon heptarchy. Volume 1, x, 380pp.with frontis plate. Volume 2, 390pp with 15 plates. Well presented bindings with strengthened internal hinges in first class condition. Some random foxing to both plates and texts but mostly clean. Size: 275x230mm [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        The Ancient Fragments

      William Pickering 1828 - Cory, I. P. The Ancient Fragments containing what remains of the writings of Sanchoniatho, Berossus, Abdemus also the Hermetic Creed the Oracles of Zoroaster, and the Periplus of Hanno. London: William Pickering, 1828. xxviii+129+[1] 4to. ½ title, title,b-e2;[ ].c(5)-d-r, s1. With Pickering Aldine anchor device on verso of s1. Original cloth, with label faded, front hinge weak. This is a compilation of texts of Babylonian, Egyptian, Levantine, Persian, etc. chroniclers translated by the Greeks. With Greek texts facing translation. The first 28 pages are Cory’s scholarly introduction. The sections thereafter are: The Theology of the Phoenicians of Sanchoniatho; the Fragments of Babylonian History from Berossus, Abydenus, and Megasthenes; The Fragments of the Egyptian Histories,(The Hermetic Creed, the Old Chronicle, the Remains of Manetho,and the Laterculus of Eratosthenes); the Fragments of the Tyrian Annals from Dius and Menander, the Oracles of Zoroaster, and the Periplus of Hanno. Some of these texts are in Loeb volumes. Shipping: $8.00 domestic, $40.00 international. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Etudes d’arbres asiatiques

      Henry Gaugain & Cie 1828 - MILBERT, Jacques-Gérard. Etudes d’arbres asiatiques. A Paris, chez Henry Gaugain & Cie, Rue de Vaugirard N°34 et Rue Vivienne N°2, sd (1828) Un volume grand in-plano (635x495mm). Couverture lithographiée. Très rare album composé de 12 lithographies grand in-folio par Henry Gaugain, représentant des arbres. On trouve dans cette collection : 1. Cocotier – 2. Fougère en arbre – 3. Papayer – 4. Bois d’ébène [et] Fougère arbre – 5. Jeune manguier – 6. Bois noir-Mimosa (Acacia de Malabar) – 7. L’arbre à pain – 8. Palmier Arequier – 9. Palmier cocotier – 10. Vieux manguier – 11. Bananier – 12. Bois de thek. Jacques-Gérard Milbert (1766-1840), peintre et naturaliste français, accompagne en 1800 comme dessinateur en chef, l’expédition scientifique dirigée par le capitaine Baudin dans les terres australes. Forcé par une maladie de s’arrêter à l’Ile de France quelques mois à peine après le début de l’expédition, il emploie les deux années qu’il y passe en études physiques, géologiques On lui doit son récit de voyage publié en 1812 à Paris Voyage pittoresque à l’île de France, au Cap de Bonne-Espérance et à l’île Ténériffe. En 1815, il part pour les Etats-Unis où il se consacre pendant sept ans à des recherches d’histoire naturelle. Il est l’un des premiers à alerter sur les dégâts liés au développement, et dans son Itinéraire pittoresque du fleuve Hudson et des parties latérales de l'Amérique du nord publié à Paris en 1828-1829 (2 volumes et un atlas), il écrit « Mais il est un point où dans chaque canton le défrichement doit s’arrêter, si l’on veut, en peu d’années, voir se succéder à un pays verdoyant et fertile, une terre aride et dépouillée. » L’ouvrage ici présent est fort rare. Le seul exemplaire complet recensé se trouve à la BnF, un autre incomplet se trouve à la Harvard University. Petites restaurations habiles en marge à quelques planches, traces d’écriture sur le premier plat. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Historia dos Soberanos Mohametanos das primeiras quatro dyastias,: e de parte da quinta, que reinarao na Mauritania, escripta em Arabe por Abu-Mohammed Assaleh, e traduiza, e annotada por Fr. Joze de Santo Antonio Moura.

      Lisbon Typografia da Mesma Academia 1828 - Portuguese translation of part of the popular and influential mediaeval chronicle of Morocco, "Kitab al-Anis al-Mutrib bi-Rawd al-Qirtas fi Akbar Muluk al-Maghrib wa-taj ay Tarich madinat Fas" ("The Entertaining Companion Book in the Garden of Pages from the Chronicle of the Kings of Morocco and the History of the City of Fes"), said to have been commissioned by the Marinid Sultan Abu Said Uthman II. The author is commonly stated as the scholar Ali ibn Abdallah Ibn-Abi-Zar al-Fasi (d. c. 1320/40?) from Fez. COPAC lists 3 copies (BL, Cambridge and Oxford) A very good copy rebound in modern half calf over cloth boards; minor damp-staining along the lower fore-edge. First edition. 4to, pp. [iv], 454, [iv (advertisements)].

      [Bookseller: John Randall (Books of Asia), ABA, ILAB]
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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. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        A Description of a Vertical Floating Collimator; and an account of its application to astronomical observations ....

      London: R Taylor, 1828. Offprint.. orig. plain blue wrappers.. A very good copy.. 4to. There are 2 steel eng. plates. This a separately issued offprint retaining the original pagination. Kater was a member of the Royal Engineers. He devised and built a number of geodetic instruments for the accurate determination of the longitude and acceleration of gravity (see Turner). But his most important contribution to scientific instrumentation is the device described in this offprint. The collimator permitted the alignment of a telescope attached to a circle in any position of the instrument with negligible error. See Lenzen & Multhauf on Kater's instruments.

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        Versuch einer pragmatischen Geschichte der Arzneykunde. Dritte, umgearbeitete Auflage.

      Halle, Gebauersche Buchhandlung, 1821-1828. - 5 Bände. 8°. Mit 4 gestochenen Frontispiz und einer mehrfach gefalteten Tabelle. Halblederbände der Zeit mit verschiedenfarbenen Rückenschildern und verblasster Rückenvergoldung. Hirsch-H. V, 374. - Garrison-M. 6382 "A monumental work, full of important information which has been of great assistance to later historians". - Letzte von Sprengel herausgegebene Ausgabe. Erschien erstmals 1792-1799. Zwei der vier Frontispiz sind Porträts von Andreas Vesal und William Harvey - Durchgehend (Vorsätze und Titel stark) stockfleckig.Einbandrücken etwas beschabt und bestossen. Zwei Einrisse an den Kapitalen

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        Peel's Acts, With The Forms of Indictments, etc. and the Evidence Necessary to Support Them [bound with] Henry Cary, The Statute, 9 Geo. IV. Cap. 31. Relative to Offences Against the Person . . . Also the Statute, 9 Geo. 4. Cap. 32 [etc.]

      Archbold's admirable and extensive gloss of two of Sir Robert Peel's "four most important statutes relating to criminal law", coupled with Cary's equally careful treatment of the third; both works rare, two copies and one copy in OCLC in the USA. Original sheep, the front joint loose, else an attractive example of a "circuit binding", enclosing the entire work and fastened with a cloth string. William Benning, Law Bookseller and Publisher [imprints vary], London, 1828.

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        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

      London: John Murray, 1828. First edition. Illustrated with wood engravings. viii, 273, [1] pp. 1 vols. 12mo. Nicely bound in 19th Century blue polished calf, marbled edges, label missing. Erasure on title-page, with some backing, else very good. First edition. Illustrated with wood engravings. viii, 273, [1] pp. 1 vols. 12mo. The first edition of a book which, Westwood & Satchell state, "ranks high in the scale of angling literature" Westwood & Satchell, p. 77; Heckscher 593

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        To The Right Honourable William Earl of Dartmouth, Viscount Lewisham &c. &c. and Liberal Patron of its Public Institutions. This Map of Birmingham, engraved from a minute trigonometrical survey made in the years 1824 & 1825. [Inset:] Plan of the town of Birmingham taken in the year 1731.

      engraved by W.R. Gardner London Beilby Knott & Beilby 1828 - single sheet, 1267 x 1362 mm, engraved map within decorative border; steel-engraved, uncoloured, dissected, linen-backed, folding, with marbled paper backed end-panels; scale [3 and 3/4'' to 4 furlongs]; contained within the original bookform sprinkled calf pull-off slipcase, spine with double gilt rule, gilt-lettered spine label; extremities a little rubbed, and chipping to spine, very good . A fine, plan of Birmingham, the earliest published plan on such a large scale of England's second city, and based on the surveys of J. Pigott Smith. It is not just a map, but basically a business directory of Birmingham businesses and their location, just before the railway age. Numerous canals, their offices and wharves feature prominently in the plan, in addition to breweries, hotels, named manufactories of various kinds, the New Steam Mill Co., Union Rolling Mills and, of course Boulton's Soho Ironworks, churches, the synagogue, the workhouse and the hospital. Landowners and owners of individual premises are named - and if they refused to be listed and surveyed shamed with the note 'refused access'. Most prominent was Matthew Boulton's Soho House, its park and Mint and Manufactory, where the Lunar Society had first met and where Boulton had received many visitors including Catherine the Great. The map covers the area of Birmingham and Edgbaston including Bolton's Soho Manufactory, Lichfield Turnpike Road, the Fazeley Canal, Bordesley, and Edgbaston. (Worms & Bayton-Williams pp. 253-54 (Gardner) with a much reduced reproduction of the map)

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        A Grammar of the Thai or Siamese Language.:

      Calcutta printed at the Baptist Mission Press; E. Billon's Litho Press. 1828 - Captain James Low, 1791-1852, served with the Madras Native Infantry, and was appointed A.D.C. to Sir John Malcolm in 1817. In the following year he transferred to Penang. He studied both Malay and Thai languages and was awarded a special bonus for his proficiency in the latter in 1824. With his knowledge of Thai he was appointed to political missions to Ligor, Tavoy and the Tenasserim coast before being appointed in 1827 as the Civil Officer in charge of Province Wellesley. A very good copy bound in later half morocco, cloth. Wormhole to edge of title and half-title. Some spotting to extremities. First edition 4to, pp.vi, 20, [6 (Thai alphabet, lithographed)], 88, 6 lithographed leaves of Thai text, emendata slip.

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        Plan of the City of New York and of the Island As laid out by the Commissioners Altered and arranged to the present time

      A. T. Goodrich 1828 - Map. Uncolored lithograph. Sheet measures 24 3/4" x 16 1/4" This elegant map of New York city covers the Island of Manhattan from the Battery north as far as 86th St. with an inset in the top left featuring the northern portion of Manhattan. Part of Brooklyn is also included. The map identifies streets, parks, squares, piers, ferry lines, forts, etc. Lower Manhattan, which was more populated than the northern portions at the time, reveals far mode detail with blocks shaded in and important buildings identified. Central Park, which was not proposed until years later, is not depicted. The map, as laid out by the Commissioners has been altered and arranged to changes in 1828 and published by A. T. Goodrich and engraved by J. F. Morin. Issued as part of "The Picture of New-York and Stranger's Guide to the Commercial Metropolis of the United States". The map is in good condition with minor wear along its original folds. Minor verso repairs at two places near lower margin. Hard to find.

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        VOYAGE AUTOUR DU MONDE , PRINCIPALEMENT A LA CALIFORNIE et aux ILES SANDWICH , Pendant les Années 1826 , 1827 , 1828 ET 1829

      - Paris . Arthus Bertrand / Saint-Servan . D. Lemarchand . 1834 & 1835 . Deux volumes in-8 , reliés demi cuir chagrin postérieure , dos ornés , 130 x 210 m/m , de 14 pages + 409 pages + errata , ornés de 2 planches gravées et 4 p + 438 pages + errata , ornées de 2 planches gravées & 5 tableaux , dont un dépiant . Des rousseurs sur quelques feuillets , sinon état SUPERBE , de toute fraicheur . Les planches sont complètes de leur légende . DUHAUT-CILLY a commencé sa carriere en 1807 dans la marine de guerre sous les ordres du célèbre Corsaire , Robert SURCOUF . En 1815 , il passe dans la marine marchande , chargé d'une mission en Amérique pour le Banquier Jacques LAFFITTE . C'est un OUVRAGE RARISSIME : Le libraire américain John HOWELL-Books signale dans son catalogue n° 50 , tome I au n° 64 QU'UNE DOUZAINE d'EXEMPLAIRES SEULEMENT AURAIENT SURVÈCU au TEMPS . [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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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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        SALATHIEL. A STORY OF THE PAST, THE PRESENT, AND THE FUTURE. In Three Volumes ...

      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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        Zapiski o Mongolii.: [Notes on Mongolia]. S Prilozheniem Karty Mongolii i Raznykh Kostiumov [With a Map of Mongolia and different costumes].

      St. Petersburg Karl Kray 1828 - Nikita Yakovlevich Bichurin, 1777-1853, better known by his monastic name, Iakinf, was one of the founding fathers of Sinology. He served in the Russian orthodox mission in Peking for 14 years, he translated ancient and medieval Chinese manuscripts, hitherto unknown to Europe, he published numerous books and papers on Chinese Mongolian and Tibetan history, geography, religion, and agriculture. In 1837 he opened the first Chinese-language school in the Russian Empire. He was elected to the Russian, German, and French Academies of Sciences for his contributions to Sinology. Father Iakinf was dismissed from his first post as Archimandrite in Irkutsk, and banned to the monastery of Tobolsk where he was employed as a teacher of rhetoric. The reason for his dismissal, neglect of his spiritual duties, followed him throughout his colourful career, during which he became one of the most prolific scholars Russia has ever known. In 1805 he was named leader of the 9th Russian mission to Peking, and head of the Sretenskii monastery at Peking. He arrived in Peking early in 1808, and immediately set out to learn to read and write Chinese. He began the compilation of his own dictionary, which he completed during the fourteen years of his stay. The mission itself was not a success. The Russian government, concerned with the war against Napoleon, did not offer any support, and Iakinf was ordered to return to Russia in 1821. On his return he was again banned for neglecting his duties, and confined for four years in the Valaam-monastery. E.F. Timkovskii, who had met Iakinf when he accompanied the 10th mission to Peking, ensured that the ban was lifted and employment in the Asiatic Department was secured. The monk spent little time there, instead working to complete his publications begun in Peking. Between 1826 and 1830 Iakinf published six books, the present of which, 'Notes on Mongolia,' established his reputation both Russian and European scientific circles. It became an important reference for Sinologists and specialists on Central Asia, and was translated into French and German. The first part of this book contains a detailed itinerary of Iakinf's journey from Peking to the Russian border town Kyakhta in 1821, with descriptions of the Great Wall of China, the cities of Kalgan (Zhangjiakou) and Urga (Ulan Bator), and the Gobi desert. The second part is devoted to Mongolia, then under Chinese rule: its geography, political system, climate, trade, classes, appearance of Mongols, their dwellings, food, customs, religious services, folklore etc. The third part contains a sketch of the history of Mongols; the fourth, the Mongolian Code of Law used by its Chinese overlords. The stunning plates depicing Mongol costumes and the map are not present here. Lust 186; Not in Brunet; COPAC shows one copy only, at London Library. Text only, bound without the five hand coloured lithographed plates and the folding engraved map. Period style gilt tooled half calf with marbled boards and black gilt lettered label. Title page stained, old library stamp on verso of the title page of first volume, detached bookplate label with erased text "Ex libris A.D. Popov". A very good copy. First edition, text only, two volumes bound in one, pp.xii, 230; vi, 339. Bound without plates and map.

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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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        DESCRIPCION ABREVIADA DEL MUNDO INGLATERRA, ESCOCIA & IRLANDA

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

      1828. 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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        Villa Architecture: A Collection of Views, with Plans, of Buildings Ex

      , 1828. 1828. (ARCHITECTURE). Lugar, Robert. Villa Architecture: A Collection of Views, with Plans, of Buildings Executed in England, Scotland, &c. London: J. Taylor, 1828. Folio. [2], x, 34 p. 42 plates, of which 26 are handcolored aquatints and 16 floor plans. Modern half red morocco. Margins of first two leaves a bit soiled and with a few tiny chips, two leaves of preface moderately foxed, an occasional spot of foxing, but the plates clean and bright and fine. Signature of H. LeRoy Newbold, New York, 1836, on half title. First edition. The 26 beautiful handcolored plates depict villas executed by Lugar (1773?-1855) in England, Scotland, and Ireland. Each view illustrates the building in the context of the surrounding landscape. Facing each view is a letterpress description, and either beneath or following each view is a detailed floor plan. Abbey, Life, 33; Archer 195.1.

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        ENTRETENIMIENTOS DE UN PRISIONERO EN LAS PROVINCIAS DEL RIO DE LA PLATA.: 2 VOL.

      - 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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        Mythologie der Feen und Elfen; vom Ursprunge dieses Glaubens bis auf die neuesten Zeiten. Erster (Zweiter) Theil. Aus dem Englischen übersetzt von O(skar) L(udwig) B(ernhard) Wolff.

      Weimar, Landes-Industrie-Comptoir 1828 - 2 Bde. 8°. X, 386 S.; IV, 388 S., (2) Bl. Verlagsanzeige. Mit Holzstich-Vignette und 12 Umrissradierungen von W. H. Brooke. Pappbde. d. Zt. Deutsche Version von Thomas Keightlys (1789-1872) "The Fairy Mythology", übersetzt von O. L. B. Wolff (1799-1851) und im selben Jahr erschienen. Systematisch gegliedertes Werk über Feen, Elfen, Zwerge oder Trolle, Nissen, Nixen, Meermänner und -weiber. Spenser's Faerie Queene und die Edda werden berücksichtigt. Nach Ländern geordnet gibt es Kapitel über Skandinavien, Island, die Faröer, Shetland und die Orkaden in Band I. Band II behandelt Deutschland, die Schweiz, Grossbritannien, die Kelten, Südeuropa, Finnen und Slaven sowie Afrikaner und Juden, mit Textbeispielen in den Originalsprachen. - Einbände stark berieben. - Stockfleckig. - Exlibris auf Innendeckel.

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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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        Assigning power of attorney to his mother Jane B. Ridgely to act in matters concerning his slaves in an autograph document, signed 3 April 1835, in Jessimine County, Kentucky

      1828. Folio. One page, approximately 300 words; docketed on verso. Ridgely, "of the U.S. Navy," assigned power of attorney to Jane B. Ridgely, "to do all lawful acts and things whatsoever concerning my slaves … (consisting of the following: a negro man Nathan, a negro man Dennis, a negro boy Nathan, a negro girl Ellen, a negro girl Ann, and negro boy Richard)"; Ridgely, born near Lexington, Kentucky, was appointed midshipman in 1828 and eventually rose to the rank of commodore, serving in the Pacific and the Mediterranean, participating in the important battles of the Mexican War, and commanding several ships on blockade duty during the Civil War (see DAB). Slave documents involving prominent Americans are uncommon in trade. Folded (horizontal separation repaired with paper on verso); edges frayed, some browning.

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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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        Cromwell -

      Ambroise Dupont et Cie 1828 -, Paris - 1 volume. In-8. LXIV+476 pp. Reliure postérieure demi-veau vert à petits coins. Dos lisse avec frises dorées et fleurons à froid. Toutes tranches dorées. Reliure signée P. GOY et C. VILAINE. Belle condition du papier quasi exempt de rousseur. Très bel état. EDITION ORIGINALE. Exemplaire enrichi d'une lettre autographe signée de Juliette DROUET. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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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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