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        Otium academicum, continens descriptionem speciminum nonnullarum partium corporis humani et animalium subtilioris anatomiae ope in physiologicum usum praeparatarum, aliarumque, quibus morborum organicorum natura illustrator.

      Utrecht: Joh. Altheer, 1828. First edition, extremely rare, of Bleuland's last work, the beautiful catalogue of the author's collection of more than 2000 anatomical and pathological preparations. "Jan Bleuland (1756-1838) taught anatomy, physiology and obstetrics to medical students, and to surgical apprentices and midwives surgery and obstetrics using the vernacular. He was personal physician to king Louis Napoleoan. In the troublesome years 1811-1815, when the former university lead a poor existence, he did his utmost to preserve educational standards. Together with his very proficient collaborator Petrus Konig, he put together an anatomical collection of more than 2000 specimens. The collection was later acquired by the government for the Anatomical Museum in Utrecht, part of which is still on display. Bleuland wrote several superbly illustrated anatomical works" (de Moulin, p. 186). AE/RBH record only a single copy (1984); COPAC records copies at Royal College of Surgeons and Wellcome only. "During his career Bleuland published a number of illustrated anatomical works printed in color, showing a special interest in the fine structure of healthy and diseased states of the organs and tunics of the digestive tract. Bleuland made a collection of over two and a half thousand anatomical preparations, with the assistance of Petrus Koning, whom he had trained as his attendant and as a surgeon from 1800, when the boy was thirteen. The government bought Bleuland's collection for the Utrecht anatomical museum, and starting in 1826, Bleuland began producing both an inventory, Descriptio musei anatomici (Utrecht, 1826) and a more detailed illustrated catalogue of select specimens, Otium academicum (Utrecht, 1826-28). The Descriptio included human and specimens, both healthy and diseased, and animal ones, starting from the components of human blood and the heart. "Otium academicum consists of three parts dealing with anatomy and physiology, comparative anatomy, and pathological anatomy, respectively; they appeared in twelve installments between 1826 and 1828. The work includes seventy-two plates neatly partitioned: the illustrations of the first two parts include thirty-six intaglio plates printed in color; those of the third part include thirty-five black-and-white lithographs and one color intaglio plate--which will be discussed below. This systematic difference highlights that decisions about the medium employed were carefully planned: specifically, whereas the plates dealing with physiology and comparative anatomy focus on vascular structures highlighted by color injections leading to striking color contrasts, the pathological ones focus more on structural lesions, the exudation of lymph and other fluids, and the formation of membranes, whose appearance and texture were carefully described. Often the specimens were not injected and were kept in alcohol, thus no color was preserved, but the significant features could be effectively captured with the new technique of lithography, which was both more direct and cheaper than intaglio techniques. These relied on metal plates with recessed lines where the ink was placed, and mechanical pressure. By contrast, in lithography the portions to be inked were neither recessed nor raised, but rather simply drawn on a flat stone with an oily substance; the stone was then wet and inking relied on the notion that water and oil do not mix. Thus lithographic prints did not rely on mechanical pressure but on simple chemical properties. Only the first plate in the first part is signed by the Utrecht landscape and town scene artist Jan Hendrik Verheyen (1778-1846) as draftsman and H. De Bruyn (whose identity is unknown) as engraver; it is not clear who was responsible for the lithographs. Possibly because of his reliance on color, Bleuland worked with an artist like Verheyen, who had a very different background from William Clift. "While striking for the preparation and printing techniques, the overall impression of Bleuland's work is affected by the artificial look of the images: color in particular, while possibly true to his specimens, looks like a rather implausible rendering of what an anatomist may find in the morgue. Bleuland's scope in his sections on physiology and comparative anatomy, however, differed from that of the pathologist: he wished to highlight the physiological significance of his structural findings and in this respect, by highlighting the fine vessels of his specimens, his presentation was suitable. Indeed, he often seemed to rejoice at the beauty of his colored injections. Despite his criticism of the plate of the intestinal vessels in Bernhard Siegfried Albinus, Dissertatio de arteriis et venis intestinorum hominis (Leiden, 1736) due to Jan L'Admiral, there was a noticeable resemblance in their enterprises both for the emphasis on vessels and for the color printing, although artists and anatomists employed different techniques for preparing the specimens and for printing. A notable feature of Bleuland's work is that he often tells us how his preparations were made, which vessels he injected, how slowly he injected them, which colors and at times which substance he used--such as mercury. "As in previous works he published, Bleuland was especially interested in the vascular structure of tunics and membranes and focused on what he called anatomia subtiliore, relying on microscopy; plate after plate of his Icones anatomico-physiologicae display tunics and membranes. Overall, Bleuland tried to present an integrated approach to different areas, a feature highlighted by his inclusion in his collection and volume of physiology, comparative anatomy, and pathology. "Much like Baillie's Engravings [A Series of Engravings, tending to illustrate the Morbid Anatomy of some of the most Important Parts of the Human Body, London, 1799-1812], the six installments of the pathological section follow an anatomical rather than a nosological order and proceed approximately from the heart, pericardium, and lungs to the organs of digestion and generation. Much like Baillie's Engravings, Bleuland too portrayed individual specimens and focused on what seemed especially instructive rather than extraordinary. In some instances Bleuland highlighted the similarities between his own and Baillie's specimens, thus establishing parallels between their collections and treatises. While providing a description of the specimens and their significance, however, Bleuland sought to include case histories when possible, complete with a detailed account of the therapy; the fact that he assembled his own collection made it easier for him to provide case histories. Moreover, Bleuland has a much more philosophically loaded agenda; as a follower of the Göttingen physician Johann Friedrich Blumenbach, he frequently emphasized the role of vital and plastic forces ... "One plate differs significantly in the printing technique involved, reflecting a different preparation of the specimen. The case of pneumonia selected by Bleuland is exceptional in that he saw it as significant to physiology as well as to pathology; he prepared his specimen with injections to highlight the processes involved, showing not only a state of pleuro-peripneumonia but also the "mirabiles vires naturae reproducentes et formatrices," or the "admirable reproductive and formative forces of nature," reflecting his philosophical stance: it is the only pathological case illustrated with a color engraving, and quite an elaborate one at that. Bleuland claimed that even in a diseased state, nature acts through a plastic formative force repairing the damaged parts, so that even if it is not possible to revert to the organ's original form, nature produces a new organic apparatus. The figure involves color printing with several plates, one of them relying on aquatint-- for the green--so that each feature is painstakingly reproduced. Bleuland argued that all the portions of the lungs affected by inflammation were covered by a pseudo membrane formed by the exudation of "plastic lymph," which in the upper portion had developed a vascular structure. This plate is representative of Bleuland's overall emphasis on philosophical aspects and physiological processes of disease over a mere classification of structural changes" (Meli). Wellcome II, 180; not in Waller. D. Bertoloni Meli, 'The Rise of Pathological Illustrations: Baillie, Bleuland, and Their Collections,' Bulletin of the History of Medicine 89 (2015), 209-242; D. de Moulin, A History of Surgery: with Emphasis on the Netherlands, 1988. Three parts in one vol., 4to (280 x 213 mm), pp. [iv], viii, [vi], 93 and 24 coloured plates; pp. 51 and 12 coloured plates; pp. 160 and 36 plates of which one is coloured. Contemporary calf, spine gilt, upper capital with well done repair. Internally crsip and clean.

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        Rowland Hill - 1828 - ALS and Engraving

      1828. No Binding. Good. 10.5" x 14.5". Rowland Hill, eminent non-conformist divine commisioned of the Great Awakening by the famed Countess of Huntingdon and pastor of probably the most important church in England at the time, Surrey Chapel. 2pp ALS dating to 1828 to Rev. Jenkins of Maidstone Detailing his preaching duties, his work for the missionary society, etc., and signed in his distinct hand, Rowland Hill. A very desirable autograph. Accompanied by engraving.

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        La fête de village

      1828 - ESTAMPES Bois de fil colorié au pochoir. De la fabrique de Pellerin, imprimeur-libraire à Epinal. Très beau tirage d'époque sur papier vergé mince; les coloris sont très frais. Cadre en bois teinté. Garnier-Pelle, T.2 n° 1205.

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        ON THE LANDSCAPE ARCHITECTURE OF THE GREAT PAINTERS OF ITALY

      C. Hullmandel, London 1828 - Later brown cloth with lighter brown tape spine with title and call nunber written on it. 147 pp., 55 lithographed plates. A presentation copy from the author to J. Harriet Anderson in the year of publication. Contents present the following sections: Rise of Domestic architecture; Defensive Architecture; Roman Villas; Masonry of Roman Architecture; Architecture of the Middle Ages; Domestic Architecture of England; Architecture of Italian Painters; Tuscan Architecture; Gothic Architecture. Lists, and Notices, of the Plates, &c in the Appendix. Extremely rare. By presenting the plates and accompanying text, the author attempted to illustrate how to properly situate a home within its surrounding countryside. Good+. The binding is pedestrian and could be replaced to vastly improve the outward appearance of this book. There are stamps from the Boston Public Library (blind stamp) and the Brooklyn Public Library (perforation stamp) on the title page. Barcode and "discard" to rear-free endpaper. No plates are marked, and they are all bright and fresh. [Attributes: Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

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        OEuvres complètes

      Paris, Urbain Canel, 1828. 1828, 1828, in-8, (2) ff, IV et 553 pp, (1) f, veau rouge, filet doré et large roulette florale à froid en encadrement, riche décor central poussé en or et noir, dos orné de fers variés noirs et dorés, roulette dorée intérieure, tranches marbrées (Meslant), Édition sortie des presses de l'imprimerie de Balzac située au 17 rue des Marais, ornée de 30 vignettes de Devéria gravées sur bois par Thompson. Belle reliure romantique signée de Meslant, relieur parisien qui exerça pendant la première moitié du XIXe siècle et qui travailla régulièrement pour Louis-Philippe et plusieurs membres de la famille d'Orléans. Chiffre couronné apposé sur le feuillet de faux-titre, non identifié. Quelques taches claires. Un coin abimé, légers frottements à la reliure

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        Handbuch für Reisende nach den Hauptstädten Frankens: Ansbach, Baireuth, Bamberg, Eichstädt, Erlangen, Meiningen, Nürnberg, Würzburg, Gemäldegallerie Pommersfelden, etc. Nach den Bädern und Gesundbrunnen: Alexandersbad, Bocklet, Brückenau, Burgbernheim, Kissingen Langenau, Liebenstein, Rothenburg, Steben, Wipfeld - Nach den Fichtel= und Rhöngebirgen und den Muggendorfer und andern interssanten Höhlen. (Zweiter Titel: Handbuch für Reisende in dem ehemaligen Fränkischen Kreise).

      Heidelberg, Joseph Engelmann, (1828). 21 x 13,5 cm. VIII S., 1 Bl., 414 S., 1 Bl. Mit Aquatinta-Frontispiz und lithographierter mehrf. gefalt. Karte. HLdr. d. Zt. mit Rtit. Pfeiffer 14797. - Einzige Ausgabe. - Seltenes Ortslexikon mit ausführlichen Beschreibungen und einem Anhang über Franken allgemein, Tips für Reisende und Vorschläge für Reiserouten durch Franken. Das Frontispiz zeigt eine schöne Gesamtansicht von Bamberg, gestochen von C. Rordorf, die Karte den fränkischen Kreis. - Einband leicht bestoßen. Minimal gebräunt, gering stockfleckig. Versand D: 6,00 EUR BAYERN, Bamberg, Franken

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        Caution - Beware of the Tread Mill

      Halifax: T. Walker, 1828. Single sided printed broadside, approximately 225mm x 270mm in size. Browned and slightly creased, printing flaw affecting imprint, ink inscription to reverse with slight bleed through. Noting the appointment of Special Constables in Sowerby, needed due to the "idle, riotous, and disorderly conduct of various ill-disposed and mischievous persons ... who are in the habit of profaning the sabbath ... assembling ... for the purpose of drinking, gaming committing depredations, and for divers other illegal and malicious purposes". The treadmill was invented in 1818 by Sir William Cubitt, an English engineer and millwright, who invented the treadmill as a "method of employing human labour to grind corn, in the same way as animal power was used at the time. This invention was rapidly adopted in the principal gaols of the United Kingdom, the first being erected in Bury St Edmunds in 1819" (ODNB). Uncommon. First Edition. Unbound. Good. 4to. Broadside.

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        THE KIND UNCLE AND HIS DOG GANGES.

      [3, 4 - 29 (30), [1ad'] pages. Illustrated with 12 hand-coloured engravings on six leaves (extra to pagination), plus another hand-coloured engraving on title. Original blind-stamped covers gilt, bearing a design of hops. First edition, A very good copy of a rare and interesting title. The verse-story concerns a trip by a little girl called Rosa and her mother to Covent Garden Market. Darton [G1] records the British Museum copy [lacking covers], and two copies in private collections.

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        Histoire de la Révolution française

      - Lecointe, Paris 1828, In-8 (13x21cm), 10 tomes en 10 volumes reliés. - Seconde édition. Les premières éditions, contrairement aux multiples rééditions plus tardives, sont rares. Reliures en demi veau glacé cerise Restauration. Dos à 4 nerfs richement ornés de roulettes sur et entre les nerfs, d'un grand fer à froid central. Titres et tomaisons dorés. Traces de frottements sur les plats. Rousseurs pâles éparses sur un papier demeuré blanc. Très bel ensemble, riche série décorative. - [FRENCH VERSION FOLLOWS] Mention de seconde édition et première édition collective complète. Les premières éditions, contrairement aux multiples rééditions plus tardives, sont rares. Une grande carte dépliante du Théâtre de la guerre in fine du tome 1. Reliures en demi veau glacé cerise Restauration. Dos à 4 nerfs richement ornés de roulettes sur et entre les nerfs, d'un grand fer à froid central. Titres et tomaisons dorés. Légère trace de mouillure le long du dos d'un seul tome.Traces de frottements sur les plats, et infimes traces de frottements sur les dos ça et là. Quelques rousseurs pâles éparses sur un papier demeuré blanc. Très bel et rare ensemble, riche série décorative. Le deuxième président de la République française, et le premier de la troisième République, après la chute de l'Empire, fut également un journaliste et un historien. L'histoire de la Révolution française , publiée en volumes successifs de 1823 à 1827, sera saluée par Chateaubriand, Sainte-Beuve et Stendhal et connaîtra un vif succès. C'est la première histoire complète de la Révolution française.

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        Cours de mécanique appliquée aux machines

      Metz, Lithographie de l'école Royale de l'Artillerie et du Génie, 1828. 1828, 1828, in-8, grand de (2), 151 et (1) pages montées sur onglets, demi-veau noir moderne, plats gauffrés, dos muet, Seconde édition, inconnue des bibliographes, tirée à peu d'exemplaires, et entièrement lithographiée pour les élèves de l'Ecole Royale de l'Artillerie et du Génie. L'édition originale fut publiée en 1826. Il s'agit d'une publication imprimée à très petit nombre d'un cours professé par Poncelet entre 1825 et 1826. Comme nous l'indique Poncelet dans un avertissement qui figure au verso du titre : "Ces leçons ont été lithographiées, pour la première fois et à un petit nombre d'exemplaires, dans le courant de l'hiver de 1825 à 1826, pour l'usage particulier de MM. les Elèves de l'Ecole d'Application ; elles contenaient beaucoup de négligence, résultat inévitable de la précipitation avec laquelle elles ont été rédigées et lithographiées pendant la durée des cours". Ainsi, cette seconde édition fut revue et amendée par le Capitaine du Génie Gosselin, "qui a bien voulu se charger de faire, d'après [les] indications [de l'auteur], les corrections et changements les plus indispensables à la partie qui concerne le frottement des dents de roue, et à la note sur la manière de calculer, par une fonction linéaire, la valeur de la résultante des forces, etc." Jean Victor Poncelet, génial mathématicien, rénovateur de la géométrie projective (voir son "Traité des propriétés projectives des figures" de 1822), s'intéressa aussi à la mécanique et à la physique appliquée. Il fit paraitre en 1824 une importante étude d'hydraulique sur une roue à aubes courbes, en 1825, il fut chargé des cours de mécanique à l'École d'Artillerie et du Génie de Metz. Ceux-ci reçurent un accueil très favorable d'Arago à l'Académie des Sciences en 1828. Son cours qui dépasse de loin le simple cadre scolaire de l'Ecole Royale du Génie renouvelle profondément le génie mécanique. Il se divise, originellement, en trois sections (il ne cessera d'être augmenté jusqu'en 1836) : des considérations générales sur les machines en mouvement, des principaux moyens de régulariser l'action des forces qui agissent sur les machines, et d'assurer l'uniformité du mouvement, et de l'évaluation des résistances passives des machines. En manchette, 54 figures en noir, reproduisant des dessins originaux de l'auteur, montrent des figures géométriques ou des représentations de machines. Très rare édition, dont nous n'avons localisé, dans les fonds publics internationaux, qu'un seul exemplaire conservé à la bibliothèque municipale de Genève. Hormis une restauration en haut des 20 premiers feuillets, sans atteinte au texte, parfait exemplaire portant un ex-libris imprimé à la date en 1987, aux initiale "ML" et à la devise virgilienne, "labor omnia vincit improbus"

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        Analytisch-geometrische Entwicklungen. (2 Bde. in 1 Bd.).

      Essen, Baedeker, 1828/1831 4°, VIII, 270, 1 Bl., 8 Kupfertaf. m. 148 geometr. Abb.; X, 293 S., 1 Bl., 2 Kupfertaf. m. 39 geometr. Abb., Priv.-Hldr. d. Zt. m. gold. Rückenpräg., Kapitale u. Ecken etw. berieben, kl. Stempel u. Name a. Vs., tlw. stockfl. (Titelei des 1. Bandes grossflächig), die Taf. am Seitensteg knapp beschnitten u. tlw. m. Bild- bzw. Buchstabenverlusten. Jeweils in Erstausgabe. J. Plücker (1801 - 1868). Professor in Bonn. Halle. später wieder Bonn. Begründer der Liniengeometrie. als Physiker Wegbereiter der modernen Vakuumtechnik. Versand D: 20,00 EUR Mathematik

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        MAMMA'S FAIRY TALES, in Rhyme; or, Lessons of Mercy, for Juvenile Minds.

      82, [2 ad's] pages. Illustrated with 3 fine engraved plates, two of which depict winged fairies. Original printed wrappers. Slight wear to spine; else a very good copy of a scarce title. COPAC records one copy only in the V & A Library.

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        Cours complet d'économie politique pratique

      first edition. Binders half sheepskin Havana of ice time. back smooth decorated with 4 cold irons and rollers cold. as exhibits in brown morocco. Chez Rapilly à Paris 1828 in-8 (13x20,5cm) VI, 458pp. et VII, 479pp. et VII, 472pp. et VIII, 490pp. et VIII, 393pp. et VII, 451 pp. 6 volumes reliés

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        Narrative Of A Tour Through Hawaii or Owhyhee; with observations on the natural history of the Sandwich Islands, and remarks on the manners, customs, traditions, history, and language of their inhabitants.

      London: H Fisher, Son, and P Jackson, 1828. Fourth Edition. Octavo. Bound in calf, with extensive gilt and blind panelling to boards, and decorative gilt to spine with red label and gilt titles. Includes frontispiece portrait of Ellis, two maps and eight plates, and bookplate. Maps in fine condition, bright and with no signs of wear. Plates show minor foxing, otherwise text is clean and sharp. Spine slightly faded and hinges rubbed, back board has sustained some damage, including some gouging. Includes armourial bookplate, "Edward Fry". Scarce and desirable travelogue of 'Owhyhee'.

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        Memoirs of Vidocq, Principal Agent of the French Police, until 1827. And now Proprietor of the Paper Manufactory of St. Mande. Written by himself. Translated from the French.

      London: Printed for Hunt and Clarke (vosl.I and II); Whittaker, Treacher, and Arnot (vols.III and IV), 1828-1829. First English Edition. Complete in 4 volumes, bound in 2 volumes, 16mo. Contemporary half calf with gilt titles to spines, marbled boards, grey end papers. Engraved portrait frontispiece to vol.I. Some rubbing to leather and paper sides, small contemporary name in ink to flyleaf; very good. A most presentable set of the memoirs of an adventurous and colourful character. Vidocq was a French criminal and criminalist whose life story inspired several writers, including Victor Hugo and Honoré de Balzac. A former crook who subsequently became the founder and first director of the crime-detection Sûreté Nationale as well as the head of the first known private detective agency, Vidocq is considered to be the father of modern criminology and of the French police department. He is also regarded as the first private detective (Wikipedia).

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        Index Testaceologicus; or A Catalogue of Shells, British and Foreign...

      London: for W. Wood, 1828. Octavo, with 38 handcoloured engraved plates; contemporary cloth with paper label. Wood's two manuals, this and his General Conchology, were the best-known conchological works to be arranged according to the Linnaean system.The exquisitely drawn and handcoloured plates depict some two thousand three hundred different shells, including nearly twenty Australian species and approximately forty species native to New Zealand. Second, revised edition.

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        Schwanengesang. In Musik gesetzt für eine Singstimme mit Begleitung des Pianoforte von Franz Schubert. Letztes Werk. I.te (-II.te) Abtheilung (zus. mit 4 weiteren vor- bzw. nachgebundenen Erstdrucken in einem Band).

      Qu.-4. 1 gest. Bl., 44 gest. S., 1 weißes Bl. 2 gest. Bll. (das erste weiß), gest. S. 45-89, Mod. HLwd. Erstdruck von Schuberts letztem Werk Pl.-Nr. 5370-5384. - Enth. 14 Lieder mit jeweils separatem Zwischentitel. - I.) Liebesbothschaft (Rellstab) II.) Kriegers Ahnung (Rellstab) III.) Frühlingssehnsucht (Rellstab) IV.) Ständchen (Rellstab) V.) Aufenthalt (v. Rellstab) VI.) In der Ferne (Rellstab) VII.) Abschied (Rellstab) VIII.) Der Atlas (H. Heine) IX.) Ihr Bild (Heine) X.) Das Fischermädchen (Heine) XI.) Die Stadt (Heine) XII.) Am Meer (Heine) XIII.) Der Doppelgänger (Heine) XIV.) Die Taubenpost (Joh. G. Seidl im Oktober 1828 komponiert, gilt als Schuberts letztes Lied). - Vorgebunden: 1) Der Sieg. Atys. Beim Winde. Abendstern. Gedichte von Mayrhofer. In Musik gesetzt für eine Singstimme mit Begleitung des Piano-Forte. (= Nachlass No. 22). Wien, Ant. Diabelli, o. J. (1833 Pl.-Nr. 4270). 1 gest. illustr. Bl. (Umschlag), 19 gest. S. - 2) Orpheus. Gedicht von Jacobi. Ritter Toggenburg. Ballade von Fr. v. Schiller. In Musik gesetzt für eine Singstimme mit Pianoforte Begleitung. (= Nachlass No. 19). Ebda., o. J. (1832 Pl.-Nr. 4267). 1 gest. illustr. Bl. (Umschlag), 15 gest. S., 1 weißes Bl. - Nachgebunden: 3) Elysium. Gedicht von Fr. von Schiller. In Musik gesetzt für eine Singstimme mit Pianoforte Begleitung. (= Nachlass No. 6). Ebda., o. J. (1830 Pl.-Nr. 3636). 1 gest. illustr. Bl. (Umschlag), 15 gest. S., 1 weißes Bl. - 4) Der Taucher. Ballade von Fried. von Schiller. In Musik gesetzt für eine Singstimme mit Pianoforte Begleitung. (= Nachlass No. 12). Ebda., o. J. (1831 Pl.-Nr. 3709). 1 gest. illustr. Bl. (Umschlag), 31 gest. S., 1 weißes Bl. - Die Titelbll. alt gestempelt Prag bei Marco Berra. Mit alter durchg. handschriftl. Paginierung. Etw. gebräunt bzw. (finger-) fleckig u. stellenw. leicht wasserrandig. Am Ende ein handschriftl. Inhaltsverzeichnis angebunden. - Deutsch 957 Weinmann 5370-5384 Slg. Eckl I, 873 (nur Abt. II) Hirsch IV, 659.

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        Il est chez sa tante et il écrit une lettre à son père le Roi LOUIS PHILIPPE établi en Suisse.

      - Lettre autographe signée NEMOURS, à son père LOUIS-PHILIPPE, datée de Neuilly, 2 juillet 1828. In-folio, filigrané 1821, plié par le milieu, soient 2 pages in-8°. 1 page un quart manuscrite, à l'entourage gaufré. Quelques imperceptibles rousseurs. Beau document. Deuxième fils de LOUIS-PHILIPPE, pressenti pour le trône de Grèce en 1824, puis par celui de Belgique en 1831, il prit part au siège d'Anvers (1832), puis à la conquête de l'Algérie (1834 - 1842). Très jolie lettre de jeunesse. Il n'oublie pas, dans un P. S. "de dire bien des choses à la Comtesse Montjoye" (Christine Zoé de Montjoie), dame d'honneur de Marie Amélie, sa mère. Autographes [Attributes: Signed Copy]

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        THE PICTURESQUE PRIMER; or, Useful Matter made Pleasing Pastime for Leisure Hours. With One Hundred and Twenty Engravings on Wood.

      iv, 131 pages. 18 full-page plates each bearing multiple hand-coloured images. Original quarter red calf over marbled boards. 12mo. First edition. Head of spine neatly and corners neatly repaired; little marked here & there. Else, a very good copy of a scarce Harris title. Moon 289. Osborne p. 121.

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        Histoire de la Révolution française

      Seconde édition. Les premières éditions, contrairement aux multiples rééditions plus tardives, sont rares.bindings en demi veau glacé cerise Restauration. spine à 4 nerfs richement ornés de roulettes sur et entre les nerfs, d'un grand fer à froid central. Titres et tomaisons dorés. Traces de frottements sur les plats. Rousseurs pâles éparses sur un papier demeuré blanc. Très bel ensemble, riche série décorative. Lecointe Paris 1828 In-8 (13x21cm) 10 tomes en 10 volumes reliés

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        CARTA TOPOGRAFICA DELLE PROVINCIE DI MILANO E DI PAVIA COLL'INDICAZIONE DELLE NUOVE STRADE E CANALI

      1828. Importante e rara carta topografica, che per la prima volta vede raffigurate insieme la provincia di Milano con quella di Pavia. L'uscita di quest'opera venne pubblicizzata nel foglio d'annunzi della Gazzetta di Milano del 15 luglio 1819 in cui si legge "Una esatta carta topografica delle provincie di Milano e Pavia, che da lungo tempo desideravasi, sarà pubblicata alla fine del mese dalla ditta Pietro e Giuseppe Vallardi in un gran foglio papale...è stata interamente formata sopra la preziosissima mappa ridotta di tutto lo Stato, delineata ed incisa per opera dei celebri astronomi dell'I. R. Osservatorio di Milano, rarissima a vedersi perché mai non mai posta in commercio[ n° 136 del presente catalogo]...è stata anche arricchita di tutte le nuove strade e dei nuovi canali per cura del sig. ispettore generale delle acque e strade Carlo Parea; e gli editori nulla hanno trascurato, perché incisa fosse colla maggiore chiarezza, cosicchè potranno in essa distinguersi le stazioni postali, le ricevitorie di dogana ai confini, e le condizioni diverse dei terreni, come prati, valli, risaje, aratorj, boschi e foreste.". La carta si presenta applicata su tela a stacchi e conservata nel suo astuccio originale. Ottima conservazione.Bibliografia: Arrigoni-Bertarelli, n. 3170

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        \"Olivia, National-Engl. Vollblut-Stute, dunkelbraun mit Stern, 11 Jahre alt, 5 Fuß 3 Zoll hoch, jetzt im Herzogl. Braunschweig. Gestüt zu Harzburg, trächtig im 6ten Monat.\" Die Vollblutstute von der Seite gesehen mit Blick nach links.

       Lithographie, \"nach dem Leben gezeichnet von Pirscher\", Braunschweig, dat. 1828, 33 x 43 cm. Im Schriftrand unten leichte Altersspuren. Breitrandig. Seltenes und sehr dekoratives Pferdeblatt! Versand D: 6,00 EUR Dekorative Graphik, Pferde, Tiere

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        Über Interpolation.

      Berlin: Königlichen Akademie der Wissenschaften, 1828. First printing of what is now called the Gauss-Newton interpolation formula; which enables one to predict the value of a quantity given a finite number of observations. Gauss had lectured on the interpolation formula at Göttingen in 1812; his then student Encke attended Gauss's lectures, and published his notes on them in the present paper almost two decades later. Gauss's interest in interpolation formulas derived from their obvious application to predicting the present position of a celestial body given several observations of its position in the past. Gauss had become famous by correctly predicting the position of the minor planet Ceres, discovered by G. Piazzi on 1 January 1801, on 7 December 1801 after its orbit had taken it behind the Sun. Although Gauss published nothing on the interpolation formula during his lifetime, a manuscript discussing it entitled 'Theoria Interpolationis Methodo Nova Tractata' was found in his Nachlass and published in Werke, vol. III, pp. 265-327. Encke (1791-1865) is now principally remembered for his work on comets. He predicted the orbit of a comet discovered in 1818 and when this was confirmed by observation the comet was named after him. His work brought him the Gold Medal of the Royal Astronomical Society. In 1825 he became professor at the Berlin Academy of Sciences and director of the Berlin Observatory. "After his appointment at Berlin, [he] undertook the editing of the Berliner Astronomisches Jahrbuch... With the support of his assistants... he issued the yearbooks for 1830-1866... Its issuance was a private matter, supported by the state, but not without economic risk. The opportunity to publish made possible the appearance of Encke's treatises in the yearbooks, dealing particularly with orbit determinations and perturbation computations" (DSB). In the present volume, the first of the yearbooks issued by Encke, the first section (pp. 1-235) is taken up with tables of ephemerides, while the second section (pp. 239-308) is taken up with five papers by Encke on the calculation of stellar occultations, on a stellar sextant, etc., as well as the paper on the interpolation formula. Provennace: Contemporary engraved bookplate of (third) Earl of Dunraven on front paste-down. Edwin Quin, third Earl of Dunraven, was educated at Eton where he showed a strong taste for astronomy; and afterwards spent three years at the Dublin Observatory under Sir William Rowan Hamilton. While the natural sciences occupied much of his attention; he was also deeply interested in the study of Irish antiquities, and was a prominent member of the Royal Irish Academy, the Celtic Society, and several archaeological associations. His Notes on Irish Architecture (two volumes, London: 1875-77) were published after his death in 1871. In: Berliner Astronomisches Jahrbuch für 1830... herausgegeben von J. F. Encke, pp. 265-284. The complete volume offered here: 8vo, pp. xii, 308, with one engraved plate of diagrams. Contemporary dark blue-green half-calf and marbled boards, smooth spine panelled by broad gilt rolled bands, one panel directly lettered in gilt, other panels with large gilt tool in centres, edges speckled green. A fine and clean copy.

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        Samling af 50 smaae Landkort i Træsnit til Brug for Skolerne paa Landet.[Copenhagen], S.E. Holm, 1829. 4to. With title in woodcut frame, 50 woodcut maps, coloured in outline, printed on strong bluish paper, versos blank. Contemporary wrappers.

      - Bibliotheca Danica II, col. 391 (1828 ed.); Not in BMC; NUC. Rare Danish popular school atlas by Søren Eliasen Holm (1776-1840), starting with the two hemispheres, a map of Europe and 28 maps of various parts of Denmark and the Danish islands. Then follow maps of the European countries, Russia and Turkey, and at the end maps of the continents: Asia, Africa, America and Australia.Paper of spine mostly gone; slightly dog-eared. Very good copy of a rare popular atlas.

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        An introduction to the study of painting, arranged under three heads, viz. geometry, perspective, and Light and Shadow, elucidated by question and answer

      London: Published by Hurst, Chance, and Co., 1828. [4], ii, [4], 85pp. With an engraved frontispiece, 15 engraved folding plates and duplicates of plates VII and XI. Original publisher's yellow paper backed brown paper boards, printed paper lettering-piece. Extremities a trifle rubbed and soiled, slight cracking to joints. Occasional light dust-soiling and foxing. A treatise on geometrical, perspectival, and visual principles within the arts by teacher of painting to Rugby School, E. Rudge, dedicated to his 'much respected pupils'. The London Literary Gazette wrote of the work; 'We find it difficult...to believe that many of the boys in a public school will be induced to bestow the time and attention requisite for the attainment of details of which few of them can ever in their after-lives be required to avail themselves. To young professional artists we have no doubt that the work will be very useful.' . First edition. Quarto.

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        Thesaurus Patrum Anima Excommunicatio, V.3.4 (Latin)

      Mediolani, Italy: A. F. Stella et Filios. Fair with no dust jacket. 1828. Hardcover. Redemptorist library stamp on title page. Library call number on spine. No other marking or writing noted in book. Binding is tight and pages are clean. Boards are straight with significant edge rub. Text block and gutters are firm. Extensive foxing throughout text. Corners worn and bumped. Marbled paper on cover boards significantly worn. Gilded title on spine in fair condition. Text pages deckled. 1624 pages. Latin text.; Large 8vo 9" - 10" tall; 1624 pages .

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        Prodrome d'une histoire des végétaux fossiles.

      Paris, Levrault, 1828. ____ Première édition. C'est dans ce très rare ouvrage qu'Adolphe Brongniart (1801-1876) a établi les bases de la paléontologie végétale. "Il constate, avant même que Darwin n'énonce ses principes de l'évolution (1859), une évolution progressive des végétaux au cours des grandes périodes géologiques, tandis que le passage d'une période à l'autre se marque par une rupture brutale. ... (C'est) un travail remarquable par sa précision et son actualité." En français dans le texte 241. Des rousseurs, avec une assez large tâche, en fond de cahier, en fin d'ouvrage. Provenance : Auguste Napoléon Parandier (Arbois, 1804-1905) ingénieur, inspecteur général des Ponts et Chaussées et Saint-Simonien. (avec son cachet). ***** First edition of the foundation of paleobotany. "Brongniart recognized the existence of four successive periods of vegetations, each characterized geologically." DSB 2, 492. Very rare. No copy in USA according to OCLC, (only microforme). In-8. Collation : VIII, 223 pp. Demi-basane brune, dos orné. (Reliure de l'époque.).

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        Mémoires du Duc de Rovigo pour servir à l'histoire de l'empereur Napoléon

      A. Bossange. first edition.Binders half morocco mint green Russia, back with four nerves purposes set with double gilded nets decorated with motifs stamped typographical cold and gilded friezes, small traces of minor discoloration on the back at the golden shares, paper boards marbled, guards and contreplats of handmade paper, marbled, three corners very lightly bumped minor, a small scratch on a slice of the first volume, elegant romantic bindings of the time.Some foxing.Pleasant copy well established in a charming romantic contemporary binding. A. Bossange Paris 1828 13x21cm 8 volumes reliés

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        Adventures of Hajji Baba of Ispahan in England

      London: John Murray, 1828. First Edition. xxxii, 306, [2]; [ii], 352pp. Printed by Thomas Davison, Whitefriars. 2 vols. 12mo. Bound in full red straight grained morocco, all edges gilt, by Bayntun Binders, Bath. Fine. First Edition. xxxii, 306, [2]; [ii], 352pp. Printed by Thomas Davison, Whitefriars. 2 vols. 12mo. Sadleir 1794. Wolff 4926

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        Proverbes dramatiques. - Nouveaux proverbes dramatiques

      A. Sautelet & Cie pour les 6 premiers volumes, A. Mesnier pour les tomes 7, 8 et 9, Aimé André & Ladrange pour le dernier. Fifth edition of the "dramatic Proverbs" and first edition for "New proverbs dramatic." Binders half green sheepskin, smooth back slightly thinned adorned quintuple gilt fillets and dotted gilded heads and tails, small traces of friction without gravity back on some parts of title and volume number sheepskin navy, a tiny hole Length of joints Volume 8, flat green cardboard embossed ornate tracery stamped cold, very light scuffs without gravity on some boards, a few corners bumped, guards and contreplats of handmade paper, uniform bindings of time. Illustrated books of engravings hors-texte. Some small foxing. Nice and rare collection established in uniform contemporary binding. --- Please note that the translation in english is done automatically, we apologize if the formulas are inaccurate. Contact us for any information! A. Sautelet & Cie pour les 6 premiers volumes, A. Mesnier pour les tomes 7, 8 et 9, Aimé André & Ladrange pour le dernier Paris 1828-1836 12,5x21,5cm 10 volumes reliés

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        Journal of a Residence and Tour in the Republic of Mexico in the Year 1826. With some Account of the Mines of that Country

      London: John Murray, 1828. 2 Volumes: viii+323 pages; iv+304+[i ad] pages with glossary. Small octavo (7 3/4" x 5") in original paper covered boards and spine title labels as originally issued. From the library of Professor George M Foster. (Sabin:42852; Hill page 186) 1st edition.G F Lyon was an English traveler, born in Chichester, England, in 1795; died at sea in October, 1832. He entered the British naval service in 1809, was present at the attack on Algiers by Lord Exmouth in 1816, and in 1818 was commissioned to accompany Joseph Ritchie on his tour of exploration into central Africa. Ritchie died in Fezzan, and Lyon returned to England, after encountering many dangers and privations, which he described in his Narrative of Travels in Northern Africa (London, 1821). In 1821, in command of the Hecla, he accompanied Captain William E. Parry on his arctic expedition, publishing on his return The Private Journal of Captain G. F. Lyon (1824). In 1824 he sailed in command of the Griper' with the mission of exploring Melville peninsula, and following its western shore as far as Turn-again, he found, after three months' searching, a passage through the group of islets called Southampton island, but was unable to enter Repulse bay through Sir Thomas Rowe's Welcome. On 13 September, a violent tempest compelled him to return to England. The story of the voyage was told in A Brief Narrative of an Unsuccessful Attempt (1825). He subsequently passed several years in Mexico, and died on his return from a second visit to America. His remaining works are The SketchBook of Captain G. F. Lyon during Eighteen Months' Residence in Mexico, No. 1 (London, 1827), and Journal of a Residence and Tour in Mexico in 1828 (London, 1828).George McClelland Foster, Jr born in Sioux Falls, South Dakota, on October 9, 1913, died on May 18, 2006, at his home in the hills above the campus of the University of California, Berkeley, where he served as a professor from 1953 to his retirement in 1979, when he became professor emeritus. His contributions to anthropological theory and practice still challenge us; in more than 300 publications, his writings encompass a wide diversity of topics, including acculturation, long-term fieldwork, peasant economies, pottery making, public health, social structure, symbolic systems, technological change, theories of illness and wellness, humoral medicine in Latin America, and worldview. The quantity, quality, and long-term value of his scholarly work led to his election to the National Academy of Sciences in 1976. Virtually all of his major publications have been reprinted and/or translated. Provenance from the executor of Foster's library laid in. Condition:Spines renewed with original chipped spine labels laid on, front end papers chipped and damaged at edges, corners bumped and rubbed, Foster's stamp on end papers, old owner's signature on covers, internally near fine else over all very good.

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        HISTORY OF THE PENINSULAR WAR In Six Volumes

      John Murray, 1828 - 1837.. New edn. 6 vols. Contemporary full polished calf, raised ribbed gilt tooled spines with contrasting labels, gilt ruled boards, marbled edges and endpapers (boards scuffed and rubbed at edges). Pp. xxiii + 515 [&] xv + 531 [&] xvi +527 [&] xv + 550 [&] viii + 494 [&] viii + 486 (previous owner's bookplate on front paste-downs and 1846 Eton scholastic inscription on recto of front free endpaper of vol I). .

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        NARRATIVE OF A SECOND EXPEDITION TO THE SHORES OF THE POLAR SEA, IN THE YEARS 1825, 1826, AND 1827.INCLUDING AN ACCOUNT OF THE PROGRESS OF A DETACHMENT TO THE EASTWARD, BY JOHN RICHARDSON.

      London: John Murray, 1828. - xxiv,[4 (paginated xxi-xxiv)],320,clvii pp., plus errata leaf, six folding maps (one loosely laid in and one partially handcolored), and thirty-one plates. Thick quarto. Modern half tan morocco over marbled boards. Modern endpapers. Old and almost invisible institutional blindstamp on titlepage and dedication leaf. Occasional light offsetting from plates, otherwise quite clean internally. Near fine. This work is mainly devoted to the accounts of Richardson and Franklin in their explorations of the Mackenzie River region of the Canadian Northwest, although it contains a brief narrative of the explorations of Thomas Drummond in the Canadian Rockies. The plates - fine engravings by Finden after drawings and sketches by Lieut. Kendall and Capt. Back - depict the Mackenzie Basin and the Arctic Ocean. "The beauty of the typography is rivaled by that of the engravings, each of which is a splendid specimen of art. Nine of these illustrations represent some incident in the intercourse of the explorers with the Esquimaux" - Field. The handsome maps include "Route of the Expedition A.D. 1825, from Fort William to the Saskatchawan River."; "Route of the Expedition from York Factory to Cumberland House.in 1819 & 1820"; "Route of the Expedition from Isle a la Crosse to Fort Providence, in 1819 & 1820"; "Route of the Land Arctic Expedition.from Great Slave Lake to Great Bear Lake River."; and "The Discoveries of the Expedition.Near the mouth of the Mackenzie River, and on the Sea Coast East & West." A handsome copy of an important book in the history of Canadian exploration. WAGNER-CAMP 35:1. ARCTIC BIBLIOGRAPHY 5198. FIELD 561. GRAFF 1407. LANDE 1182. PEEL 88. SABIN 25628. STREETER SALE 3699.

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        A Series of Figures Shewing all the motions in the Manual and Platoon Exercises...

      London: William Clowes, 1828. Octavo, letterpress and 26 plates, some offsetting as common; an appealing copy in contemporary red quarter roan. Major Mitchell's famous book on military exercises and musketry drills with its series of marvellous lithographic plates.Sir Thomas Livingstone Mitchell, explorer and Surveyor-General in New South Wales, arrived in Sydney in 1827, but this remarkable little book dates from the period immediately before he left England. Mitchell had seen action in the Peninsula War, and was for some years employed by Sir George Murray to produce plans of the major battlefields. However, the early 1820s was a fallow period for Mitchell, who was placed on half pay in 1826: the distinct lack of opportunities for the ambitious young man was what led him to lobby for appointment in New South Wales.This interesting work was clearly one of the ways in which he supplemented his income, and certainly shows Mitchell's undoubted ability with preparing illustrations for publication, as the series of drills included here are very neatly done. An 1825 edition is the earliest recorded, and although Ferguson noted only an 1830 edition, this work was clearly widely used as there was - at least - other editions in 1827 and 1828 (as here). Any copy is now quite scarce on the market. Rubbed.

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        Narrative of a Journey Through the Upper Provinces of India. From Calcutta to Bombay, 1824 - 1825. (With Notes Upon Ceylon). An Account of a Journey to Madras and the Southern Provinces, 1826, and Letters Written in India.

      London: John Murray, 1828. Second Edition. 3 volumes; 8vo.; pp. lxvii, 450; vi, (1), 564; vi, (1), 525list of subscribers. Illustrated with 28 wood engravings. A remarkable set in publisher's original rose cloth with paper label to spines; edges untrimmed. Publisher's cloth a little rubbed, faded to spines and extremities; title labels rubbed and creased with small nicks; edges lightly foxed. Small hole to first blank of vol. II. Small bookseller label and bookplate to paste downs. Internally crisp, clean and tight. A fine, uncut copy in original boards. Reginald Heber (21 April 1783 - 3 April 1826) was an English clergyman, traveller, man of letters and hymn-writer who, after working as a country parson for 16 years, served as the Anglican Bishop of Calcutta until his sudden death at the age of 42.

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        Select portions of the Psalms of David.

      Sydney: R. Howe, Government Printer, 1828. Duodecimo; a delightful copy, completely unsophisticated in its original Sydney binding of blind-tooled sheep, preserved in a quarter morocco book-form box. An exceptional survivor from the early days of Sydney publishing: the first Australian Church of England hymn-book. It was printed by Robert Howe, son of the first Australian printer George Howe, and this copy bears a gift inscription from Governor Darling to Elizabeth, wife of Henry Dumaresq.Robert Howe, who printed this, was born in 1795 and emigrated with his father George in 1800. Dissolute in his youth, he spent most of his formative years around the press, which in 1808 was still attached to Government House (Ferguson, The Howes and their Press, pp. 16-7). Robert was taken under the wing of the Reverend Ralph Mansfield, and became a Methodist of some standing. He took over as Government Printer after the death of his father George in 1821, and quickly set about improving the quality of Sydney printing as well as branching out into new publishing ventures: he started the first Australian magazine, and published grander works such as Tompson's Wild Notes from the Lyre of a Native Minstrel, still admired for its handsome design. His was a luckless career, with more than his fair share of the usual hurdles associated with a career in colonial printing: a long unresolved fight with the government over censorship, a stabbing by an aggrieved reader in 1822, a procession of libel suits through the decade, and a horse-whipping by William Redfern.Sir Ralph Darling was appointed as Governor of NSW in 1825, succeeding Sir Thomas Brisbane in the post. Darling's governorship coincided with the raising of the ecclesiastical status in the colony, which came about by the inclusion of the Archdeacon on the newly-formed Executive Council, and the establishment of the Church and School Corporation in 1826, of which Darling was president. Thus it is most appropriate that this hymn-book, which aimed to "remove some difficulties which have been experienced in the Church Psalmody in this part of the world" (preface) was presented by Governor Darling to Henry Dumaresq's wife, Elizabeth, and is inscribed "from Lt. Genl. Darling. - Govt. House - to Mrs. H. Dumaresq".Three of his wife's brothers had travelled with him to Australia, Edward, Henry and William Dumaresq. Edward travelled as far as Hobart with them, where he became surveyor-general. Henry and William Dumaresq came to Sydney to become his private secretary and civil engineer respectively. It is small wonder that Darling's term in office was marked by constant cries of nepotism.Such an association makes this a most desirable copy of a very rare Sydney printing.

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

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

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        A Series of Progressive Lessons intended to Elucidate the Art of Painting in Water Colours...

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

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        Relations des voyages entrepris par Christophe Colomb pour la découverte du nouveau-monde de 1492 à 1504, suivies de diverses lettres et pièces inédites.

      Paris, Treuttel et Würtz, 1828. ____ Première édition française, accompagnée de notes des traducteurs et d'Abel Rémusat. t. 1. Introduction. Notes. Notice chronologique de quelques voyages et découvertes maritimes des Espagnols. - t. 2. Premier voyage: [Journal, sommaire par Las Casas] Note sur l'ile de Guanahani. Lettre de Colomb [à Luis de Santangel] Lettre à Don Raphael Sanchez [Roma, Silber, 1493.] Second voyage: [Lettre de Dr. Chanca] Mémoire sur les résultats du second voyage ... 30. janvier 1494. Troisième voyage: Histoire du voyage fait par l'amiral ... ainsi qu'il l'envoya de l'ile Espagnole au roi et à la reine catholiques. Lettre à la nourrice du prince D. Juan. Quatrième voyage: Lettre du roi et de la reine catholiques à l'amiral, 14 mars 1502. Instruction pour l'amiral, 1502. Lettre de Leurs Altesses pour le capitaine de la flotte du roi de Portugal, 1502. Relation du voyage [faite par Diégo de Porras] Lettre aux roi et reine d'Espagne, 1503. Relation faite par Diégo Mendez. Lettres de Christophe Colomb. [Quinze lettres autographes: les quatre premières à Gaspar Gorricio, les onze dernières à Diego Colomb) Appendice de documents relatifs à la dignité de grand-amiral de Castille. Contient deux portraits de Christophe Colomb, le fac similé d'une de ses lettres autographes, et deux cartes. De la "Collection des voyages et des découvertes des espagnols, depuis la fin du XVe siècle." Ex-libris : Bibliotheque du vicomte E. de B.-B. Couleur du dos passée. Très bel exemplaire relié par Antoine Louis François Bradel-Derome avec son étiquette.*****. 3 tomes in-8. Collation : 1 portrait, XXXVII, (1), 400pp. / 1 portrait, (4), 489 pp. / 1 fac-similé, (4), 444 pp., 2 cartes. Veau violet, dos orné, encadrements à froid et dorés sur les plats, tranches marbrées. (Reliure de l'époque.).

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        Chart of part of New South Wales with plans of the harbours. Respectfully dedicated to John Oxley, Esq., Surveyor-General.

      London: Joseph Cross, but sold by James Wyld, 1828. Large hand-coloured engraved map, 1180 x 650 mm., dissected and backed on linen as issued, in an old case-binding of blue half pebbled morocco, lettered to spine. One of the great maps of New South Wales: this very fine and handsome map is notable for a series of important inset charts including Moreton Bay, Port Jackson, and Port Phillip. One of the most consulted of any of the Australian maps of this era, it is dedicated to John Oxley, then Surveyor General of New South Wales. The map was evidently a publishing success, as Cross printed several different versions in the period. The first version of the map was issued in 1826 and is easily recogniseable as it features a series of vignette views. In 1827 the basic map was reused but this time the vignettes were replaced by inset maps, and over ensuing years this version of the map was subtly updated and re-issued: this is the 1828 issue "corrected". Any issue is now of some rarity.The inset charts show: Moreton Bay, Port Macquarie, Port Stephens, Port Hunter, Broken Bay, Port Jackson, Botany Bay, Jervis Bay, Twofold Bay, Western Port, and Port Phillip. There is also an inset depiction of the entire Australian coastline. The map also prints a very detailed picture of the state of inland exploration, notably including the relatively recent discoveries of Hume and Hovell.The London publisher Cross was responsible for any number of important publications relating to Australia in the 1820s and 1830s, and was perhaps the most influential promoter of the colonies at that time. Tooley knew this 1828 issue from a copy in his own collection. This is the Ingleton copy with shelf mark, noted in his catalogue as "extremely rare" The map is in very good condition, the case has been bumped at corners.

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        Disquisitiones generales circa superficies curvas....

      Göttingen: Dieterich, 1828. 1st Edition. Soft cover. 4to - over 9¾ - 12" tall. Offprint from: Commentattones Societatis Regiae Scientiarum Gottingensis 6. 4to (258x207 mm). [1-3], 4-50 pp. Original plain wrappers, upper wrapper titled in manuscript (spine repaired). Title- and first 3 leaves heavily foxed, otherwise clean with only minor spotting. Provenance: Friedländer & Sohn, Berlin (ink stamp to inner upper wrapper). ----Norman 880; DSB V, p.304; Stanitz 67. - FIRST EDITION, rare offprint issue of Gauss' definitive treatment of the differential geometry of surfaces lying in three-dimensional space. "It also advanced the radical concept that a surface is a space in itself-a concept implicating the existence of a non-Euclidean geometry" (Norman). Gauss believed this work anticipated Bolyai's work, and it is considered a precursor of non-Eucidean geometry. "The crowning contribution of the period, and his last breakthrough in a major new direction of mathematical research was Disquisitiones generales circa superficies curvas (1828), which grew out of his geodesic meditations of three decades and was the seed of more than a century of work on differential geometry" (DSB). "The surface theory of Gauss was strongly influenced by Gauss' work as a surveyor. Under great physical pains, Gauss worked from 1821 to 1825 as a land surveyor in the kingdom of Hannover . Finally on October 8, 1827 Gauss presented the general surface theory. The title of the paper was Disquisitiones generales circa superficies curvas (Investigations about curved surfaces). The most important result of this masterpiece in the mathematical literature is the theorema egregium - the egregious theorem . Gauss' theorema egregium had an enormous impact on the development of modern differential geometry and modern physics culminating in the principle 'force equals curvature'. This principle is basic for both Einstein's theory of general relativity on gravitation and the Standard Model in elementary particle physics" (Zeidler, Quantum Field theory III, pp. 15-19). Very Good....

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        Memoirs of the Life and Travels of John Ledyard.

      London: Henry Colburn, 1828. Octavo, untrimmed; a very good copy in later period-style speckled quarter calf. The scarce London edition of this great American biography of Ledyard, who sailed on Cook's third voyage and was the author of one of the rarest surreptitious accounts. It was this edition that was glowingly reviewed in the Quarterly Review for July 1828, where Ledyard was described as 'an extraordinary man' and a 'citizen of the world.'This London edition seems to be the scarcest of the three early editions: the others being Boston (1828) and Cambridge (1829).

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        The Pelican Island, and other Poems.

      London: Longman, et al. 1828. Duodecimo, a lovely uncut copy in papered boards with original gilt lettered cloth backstrip, as issued. Long and curious poem - comprising nine cantos of blank verse - directly inspired by Matthew Flinders evocative descriptive of Kangaroo Island.James Montgomery was a popular poet of the early Victorian era and freely acknowledges his debt to Flinders in the preface of this book: 'The subject of "The Pelican Island" was suggested by a passage in Captain Flinders's Voyage to Terra Australis' [here follows a lengthy excerpt from the book detailing a Pelican roosting colony]... Captain Flinders was particularly struck with the appearance of one of these islands, on the surface of which were scattered the relics of a great number of trees, prostrated by some tremendous storm, or, as he conjectured, self-ignited by the friction of dead branches in a strong wind. This fact... suggested the catastrophe described at the close of the third Canto of the Poem.'Montgomery was a significant poet in his time, best known for his devotional verse and hymns (although twice imprisoned for sedition). The title work in the present volume is a pan-theistic celebration of the antipodean landscape, evoking an intriguing late-Romantic engagement with the distant colony. Flinders inspired very few poets, making this one of only a handful of works to derive directly from his voyage.

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        [FIRST VIEW OF LHASA] Opisanie Tibeta v Nyneshnem Yego Sostoyanii. S Kartoyu Dorogi iz Chen-du do Khlassy Perevod s Kitaiskago [i.e. Description of Tibet in its Modern State. With a Map of the Road from Chen-du to Lhassa. Translated from Chinese]

      St. Petersburg: Typ. of the Imperial Foundling Home, 1828. xvi, 223, [2] pp. Octavo. With a large folding engraved map and a hand colored copper engraved plate. Modern binding with original green covers with ornamental pattern bound in. Restoration of the extremities of a few leaves and title page. Otherwise a clean very good copy. First edition. Very rare. Only eight paper copies found in Worldcat. First Russian book about Tibet and first printed book by the famous Russian historian and translator from Chinese archimandrite Iakinf, «the father of Russian sinology» (his Notes on Mongolia were published later the same year). Complete, with a large folding map of a caravan route from Chengdu (Sichuan province of China) to Lhasa (the main route to Tibet), and a picturesque hand colored bird's-eye view of Lhasa, «the first detailed view of the city to appear in a Western printed book» (Sotheby's). «A very rare and valuable account of Tibet from a Chinese perspective. The first and only edition in Russian and the first printing o f this work in the West, translated by the Russian monk and Sinologist Iakinf Bichurin from the Chinese original o f 1792. With a very fine hand-colored bird's-eye view of Lhasa, the first detailed view of the city to appear in a Western printed book; the plan and key are present in only a very small number of copies. This book, edited by Lu Hua Chu, was written by the Chinese civil servant Ma Shao Yun, aided by Shung Mai-hai and was int ended as an official government handbook for the Chinese army then occupying Tibet and to give information to the authorities in China about Tibet. The book is divided into two parts: the first is a topographical description of the route from Chen-du in Szechuan province to Lhasa; the second contains information on various aspects of Tibet, including its history, frontiers, the calendar, army, law, finances, dress, food, manners and customs, buildings, medicine, divination, and details of the Chinese administration. The translator, Iakinf Bichurin, spent 14 years as leader of the Russian Orthodox Mission to China in the early nineteenth century. His scholarly studies of China and Chinese culture brought him distinction as one of the founding fathers of Chinese studies and one o f the first Russian Sinologists; he was also a corresponding member of the Russian Academy of Sciences» (Sotheby's). In 1831 the book was traslated into French by Julius von Klaproth which made Iakinf widely known in the European scientific circles (Description du Tubet, traduite partiellement du chinois en russe par le P. Hyacinthe Bitchourin, et du russe en français par M. ***; soigneusement revue et corrigée sur l'original chinois, complétée et accompagnée de notes par M. Klaproth. Paris: Imprimerie royale, 1831). Shorty after the book had been published, Russian Academy of Sciences made father Iakinf its member (1828); in 1831 he also joined the Asiatic Society of Paris. This edition was last seen at Sotheby's in 2013 (sold for 11875 GBP).

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        Wiener Zeitschrift für Kunst, Literatur, Theater und Mode 1828. 1.-4. Quartal in 2 Bänden

      Wien: Johann Schickh 1828 Gedruckt bei Anton Strauß\'s Witwe, kompletter Jahrgang 1828 der damals 3 x wöchentlich erscheinenden Zeitschrift, insgesamt 157 Nummern (vom 1. Jänner bis 30. Dezember 1828), mit kritischen Beurteilungen der in Wien aufgeführten Theaterstücke, mit Gedichten, biographischen Skizzen, Reiseberichten, Nekrologen, Erzählungen, Fortsetzungsromanen und Novellen, Literaturblättern, Artikeln über bildende Kunst, Modeberichte usw. und mit Kupferstichen, beide Bände sind HLDr. der Zeit mit Rückengoldprägung und farbigen goldgeprägten Rückenschildchen, 1284 Seiten mit 52 kolorierten Modebildern, 4 kolorierten Wagenbildern, 4 gefalteten Notentafeln und einer unkolorierten Beilage (Nebelflecke), 14 x 21,5 cm, Deckel abgeschürft, Kanten bestoßen, innen zuweilen braunfleckig, die meisten Tafeln leicht gebräunt, sonst altersgemäß sehr guter Zustand.Mode, Kostüme, Garderobe, Kultur, Literatur, Kunst, Zeitschriften

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        Gesammelte Schriften, von J. M. R. Lenz. Herausgegeben von Ludwig Tieck. Erster Band - Zweiter Band - Dritter Band. Mit umfangreicher Einleitung (S. I-CXXXIX des 1. Bandes) von Ludwig Tieck.

      G. Reimer, Berlin 1828 - EA. der 1. Gesamtausgabe - mit einigen Erstdrucken., 1 Bl., CXXXIX(1), 336 S., 2 Bll., 340 S., 2 Bll., 364 S. 3 Bände. (21,6 x 13,5 cm), spätere, rote Pappbände (um 1900) mit Rückenschild und ein wenig Rückenvergoldung. Einbände leicht berieben und teilweise verblasst bzw. stärker lichtrandig; obere Kapitale der Bände 1 und 3 etwas bestoßen; beide Deckel von Band 3 mit kleiner Stoßspur in der oberen Ecke; vorderes Rückengelenk von Band 2 mit kleiner Anplatzung am oberen Kapital; häufiger etwas stockfleckig - vereinzelt auch etwas stärker; Inhaltsverzeichnis von Band 2 mit professionell hinterlegtem Einriss; die Seiten 1-80 von Band 1 auf anderem Papier (maschinellem Papier) gedruckt als die anderen (auf handgeschöpftem Papier gedruckten) Seiten; unbeschnittenes Exemplar. Das Trauerspiel "Das leidende Weib" in Band 1 wurde von Tieck irrtümlich in die Sammlung aufgenommen - es stammt nicht von Lenz, sondern von Friedrich Maximilian Klinger. Goedeke IV/1, 793f.147 / WG , 21. 1900 Gramm. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Tom Raw, the Griffin.

      London: R. Ackermann,, 1828.. A Burlesque Poem, in Twelve Cantos: Illustrated by Twenty-Five Engravings, Descriptive of the Adventures of a Cadet in the East India Company's Service, from the Period of his quitting England to his obtaining a Staff Situation in India. By a Civilian and an Officer on the Bengal Establishment. Octavo. Uncut in original boards, paper label to the spine. Housed in grey cloth drop-back box with black morocco label to the spine. Hand-coloured aquatint frontispiece and 24 other similar plates. A little rubbed and bumped, creases to the spine which has minor restoration head and tail, free endpapers browned, offsetting from the plates, occasional spot of foxing, but overall very good indeed. First edition, first impression, plates watermarked 1826. Light-hearted satirical romp through the mores and foibles of the British Establishment in India in the early part of the nineteenth century. The sharp-eyed plates that accompany D'Oyly's galloping doggerel have in the past been attributed to Rowlandson, they are, however, the work of the author who studied under his good friend, George Chinnery, "the principal portrait painter in the capital of British": "The D'Oylys' house in Calcutta, where Chinnery was a frequent visitor, became a meeting-place in which other enthusiasts assembled to draw and paint. D'Oyly was also responsible for the long burlesque poem Tom Raw, the Griffin (1828); this includes a detailed description (and illustration, 'Tom Raw sits for his Portrait') of Chinnery's studio, where the artist entertains the innocent 'griffin' with effusive conversation and a barrage of puns" (ODNB). D'Oyly was educated at home, and in 1797, aged 15 he sailed for India, with letters of introduction from Warren Hastings. Inevitably, these advanced him quickly to "membership of the 'family' of young men around the governor-general, Lord Wellesley: by 1803 he was head of the private office with a salary of 1000 rupees per month ? After a brief period out of employment on Wellesley's departure in 1805 (time he used to practise his drawing), D'Oyly's official career followed a conventional path through the ranks of the Bengal civil service ?In 1820 he moved to Patna as opium agent, becoming commercial resident there in 1831. His house was a centre of hospitality for local society (both British and Indian) and for visitors on their way to and from upper India. His duties did not keep him too busy and 'his pencil like his hookah-snake was always in his hand' ?After a long leave spent at the Cape of Good Hope (1832?3) he returned to Calcutta as senior member of the Board of Customs, Salt and Opium, and of the Marine Board". D'Oyly was highly thought-of both as an artist - Bishop Heber who stayed with him in 1824 calling him "the best gentleman artist I ever met with" - and as a "man of character," an obituary in the Gentleman's Magazine noting that a contemporary had referred to him as "one of the most elegant, gentlemanlike, handsome, and accomplished men of his day". D'Oyly retired in 1838 "obliged by severe ill-health," although he took only one full leave and no sick leave in forty years. He spent the remainder of his life in Italy, where he lived in a large villa outside Florence, still drawing prolifically. He died in 1845 at Livorno, where he was buried. Exceptional copy of this telling but affectionate portrait of the Company Raj, composed in words and pictures by a well-placed insider.

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