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        Records of Capt Clappertons last Expedition to Africa

      First edition. 2 vols. Portrait frontispiece. 8vo. Half calf, gilt, a little rubbed, internally clean & bright. xxiv, 310; vi, 293pp. London, Henry Colburn & Richard Bentley,

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        On the phenomena and laws of elliptic polarization, as exhibited in the action of metals upon light.

      Printed by Richard Taylor, 1830., In: The Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society . London: - 279 x 225 mm. 4to. Vol. 120. Part two: vi, (223)-434, [8], 14 pp. (Brewster's article appears on pages 287-326). Numerous tables, 3 figs.; some offsetting associated with plates at the rear of the volume, some track-marks on series title. Original blue wrapper, untrimmed, blue kozo spine; top cover chipped. Very good. FIRST EDITION. This paper contains Brewster's second major contribution: the laws of metallic reflection. "The most striking properties of metals are the power of brilliantly reflecting light at all angles of incidence, which is so well shown by the mirrors of reflecting telescopes, and the opacity, which causes a train of waves to be extinguished before it has proceeded many wave-lengths into a metallic medium. That these two attributes are connected appears probable from the fact that certain non-metallic bodies - e.g. aniline dyes - which strongly absorb the rays in certain parts of the spectrum, reflect those rays with almost metallic brilliance. A third quality in which metals differ from transparent bodies, and which, as we shall see, is again closely related to the other two, is in regard to the polarisation of the light reflected from them. This was first noticed by Malus; and in 1830 Sir David Brewster showed that plane-polarised light incident on a metallic surface remains polarised in the same plane after reflection if its polarisation is either parallel or perpendicular to the plane of reflection, but that in other cases the reflected light is polarised elliptically. It was this discovery of Brewster's which suggested to the mathematicians a theory of metallic reflection." Whittaker. DNB, II, pp. 1207-1211; DSB, II, pp. 451-454; Encyclopædia Britannica, 11th ed., IV, pp. 513-514; Morrison-Low, "Published writings of Sir David Brewster: a bibliography," in: Morrison-Low and Christie, 'Martyr of science', No. 477; Whittaker, A history of the theories of aether & electricity, I, p. 161. [Attributes: First Edition]

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        THE KING OF THE BEGGARS, or the history of BAMPFYLDE- MOORE CAREW, who was the son of a Gentleman near Plymouth and ran away from his Father and joined a GANG OF GIPSIES

      Derby, Thomas Richardson, circa 1830. detailing the numerous tricks and impositions practised by him in various disguises. Pamphlet, circa 1830, approximately 185 x 100 mm, 7¼ x 4 inches, brightly hand coloured folding frontispiece, pages: [4], 5-24, original publisher's green printed wrappers. Spine repaired, pale brown offset from frontispiece to title page, splash of old ink to blank side of frontispiece, pale foxing to margins, otherwise a good copy. MORE IMAGES ATTACHED TO THIS LISTING, ALL ZOOMABLE, FURTHER IMAGES ON REQUEST. POSTAGE AT COST.

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        Obras de D. Leandro Fernández de Moratín.

      Madrid, Aguado, Impresor de Cámara de S. M., 1830-1831. - En 4 tomos repartidos en 6 volúmenes de –15 x 24–. Tomo I. Parte Primera. (Orígenes del Teatro Español. Discurso Histórico): XXXIX + VII + 300 págs. + 2 láminas. T. I. Parte Segunda (Colección de piezas dramáticas anteriores á Lope de Vega): 446 págs. + 1 lám. T. II. Parte Primera (Comedias originales): XCIV + 1 h. +284 págs. + 2 láms. T. II. Parte Segunda (Comedias originales): 542 págs. + 3 láms. T. III (Traducciones dramáticas): 520 págs. + 1 h. + 3 láms. T. IV (Obras sueltas): XII + 383 págs. + 1 lám. Bella encuadernación en holandesa, muy bien realizada, lomos de piel con tejuelos, estampaciones en oro y nervios, cortes superiores pintados. Se presentan en un estuche protector en tela. Magnífico ejemplar. Papel muy limpio. (IMPECABLE.) [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Kleiner Schul-Atlas über alle theile der erde nach dem neuesten zustande. Nach Stielers Hand-Atlas verkleinert

      Gotha, bei Justus Perthes 1830 - With 20 numbered maps + 8 extra maps. 25x30 cm. Handcoloured Baund in a worn original cartboard With some waterstains(in margins)

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        Reit-, Fahr- und Jagderlebnisse aus dem Leben des Grafen Moritz Sandor

      Diese drei Bände sind ca um 1830 erschienen. Die drei Sammelbände wurden von Maler J. G. Prestel aufgenommen, gemalt und photographisch vervielfältigt. Jedes Bild ist ausführlich beschrieben. J. G. Prestel hat den Grafen Sándor 12 Jahre begleitet und hat fast allen sämtlichen Accidents beigewohnt. Die Alben sind für das Alter wirklich gut erhalten!!!

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        Chapbooks.

      York. James kendrew. Circa 1830. A good collection of 21 chapbook titles issued by James Kendrew of York, circa 1830, bound in one volume. Of the 21 titles, 13 are from the Halfpenny Book series (16 pages), and 8 from the Penny Book series (32 pages). All are in fine condition and illustrated throughout with woodcuts, and complete with their original wrappers. The tiles are: Birds and Riddles. Cinderilla. The Death and Burial of Cock Robin. A Collection of Fables. The Foundling. The History of Giles Gingerbread. Jacky Dandy's Delight. The Life and Death of Jenny Wren. The History of a Little Boy Found Under An Haycock. The Mother's Gift. Old Dame Trot and Her Comical Cat. The Comic Adventures of Old Mother Hubbard and Her Dog Part One. Puss In Boots. The Entertaining Story of Little Red Riding Hood. The History of Sam the Sportsman. The Silver Penny. Tom, The Piper's Son. The Waggon Load of Money. The Cheerful Warbler. We Are Seven. The World Turned Upside Down. Bound in full leather with two fabric ties. An attractive binding with embossed title, 'CHAP BOOKS', and an embossed galleon to the upper cover. Binding: 107 x 70 mm.A good, representative collection of this York publisher's chapbooks in fine condition.

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        Wiener Kunstbillett.

      Wien, um 1830. Glanzpapier mit Leinenstruktur, mittig Rahmen mit goldgeprägten Applikationen, auf Gaze figürliche Darstellung einer Schäferszene. \"In Deinem Hüttchen, sei\'s noch so klein, soll stets das reinste Glück des Lebens wohnen,..\" Papierformat 7,5 : 13,5 cm, Bild 6 : 7,7 cm. Von sehr schöner Erhaltung. Versand D: 8,00 EUR Freundschaft, Luxuspapier

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        Das Emgalo, Das Wildschwein. [The Emgalo, The Boar]

      Original hand-coloured lithograph for the Naturhistorische Bilder Gallerie Aus Dem Theirreiche, c.1830. 440 x 360 mm. Das Emgalo, Das Wildschwein. [The Emgalo, The Boar]. £395

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        Physiologie du Mariage [2 tomes / Two Volumes]

      Levavasseur 1830 - Paris, 1830. 8vo, quarter morocco over marbled paper, 332 + 352 pp. First edition. The first edition of Balzac's important work, well preserved in a contemporary binding. ".an extraordinary kind of precursor to the self-help manual. Balzac was thirty when it was published, and already he felt he knew enough about the institution of marriage to advise others on the matter. And maybe he did: though he hadn't married yet, he'd already perfected the art of the aphorism. This book is full of them. 'To saunter is a science; it is the gastronomy of the eye. To take a walk is to vegetate; to saunter is to live.' 'A man ought not to marry without having studied anatomy, and dissected at least one woman.' And 'Marriage is a fight to the death, before which the wedded couple ask a blessing from heaven, because it is the rashest of all undertakings to swear eternal love; the fight at once commences and victory, that is to say liberty, remains in the hands of the cleverer of the two.'" - Paris Review. A very good set, well preserved in sound bindings, with some light foxing to contents and darkening to spines and two scuffs to one board, very good condition overall / tres bon etat. Please contact us for additional pictures or information. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Kokon kaji biko [trans.: Sword Smithing: Old & Modern]

      - First edition. The Yamada family of sword testers was famous; for many generations they made a living as executioners and kept detailed records of each sword's performance. Bodies were mounted on a cutting stand and specific cuts were made. One of their toughest tests was to cut centrally through the thorax, the so-called chiwari ("breast splitter"), as it had to go through several ribs. The sword was judged on how many bodies were severed with each type of cut. Following the index in the first volume of the present work, there are three introductory essays: 1) Yamada on the metallurgical processes for making steel for swords; 2) Masahide Kawabe on the manufacturing of swords; and 3) Natae Kamata on the testing of swords. This final essay contains several illustrations of the "testing grounds" for the sharpness of swords: chopping blocks and mounts to secure bodies. The remaining portion of the first volume is devoted to histories of the leading sword smithing families of Japan. Vols. II-IV contain an invaluable dictionary of sword smithing families, alphabetically arranged. The final three volumes contain depictions of hundreds of sword blades, arranged by manufacturer and region. Each manufacturer's seal is illustrated. Fine condition. Many illus. in the text. Seven vols. 8vo, orig. patterned pale blue wrappers (rubbed), orig. block-printed title labels on upper covers, new stitching. [Japan: ca. 1830] [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

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        SPAIN – BADAJOZ / NAPOLEONIC WARS MANUSCRIPT MAP: [UNTITLED MANUSCRIPT PLAN OF THE SIEGE OF BADAJOZ (1812)].

      [Probably London, circa ]. 1830 - Manuscript, pen and ink and watercolour on thick laid paper (Excellent, lovely colours, clean and bright), 24.5 x 38 cm (9.5 x 15 inches). An exquisitely drafted, coloured manuscript plan of the Siege of Badajoz (1812), one of the seminal events of the Peninsular War. This extremely well-executed and beautifully coloured manuscript map depicts Badajoz, Spain and its defensive works in the immediate run up to the Siege of Badajoz (1812), one of the bloodiest engagement of the Napoleonic Wars, and a major landmark towards the liberation of Iberia from French occupation. Badajoz, located only a few miles from the Portuguese border, occupied a key bridgehead across the Río Guadiana, and was long fought over by Spain and Portugal. In essence, it guarded the all the viable direct approaches between Lisbon and Madrid, the city vital to the military control of Iberia. The map, which is orientated westwards, is centered on the old walled city of Badajoz, which lies on the left bank of the Río Guadiana. Elaborate Vauban-style defensive works encloses the city. Within, every major street is delineated, giving a fine impression of the layout of the city. A fortified bridge crosses the river, while Fort San Cristobal is shown guarding the valley from above the right bank. The southern approaches the city are guarded by the Pardaleras Battery, while and elaborate defensive earthworks, including the Lunette San Rocque, occupy the upland to the west of town, across a ravine, called the "Impassable Inundation". Below the map runs an engineers’ cross-section view, running for Fort Cristobal across to the batteries on the other side of the river. The present untitled, undated map is difficult to date. However, judging from the style of draftsmanship and the type of thick, laid paper used, it seems to have been made during the 1820s or 1830s. The quality of the draftsmanship is exceedingly high, indicative of a mapmaker with formal training in military cartography. The present map was likely adapted from contemporary manuscript sketches of the siege and, due to the nature of its even, blank margins, was likely prepared to illustrate a retrospective of the Peninsular War. The present map seems to be the basis of the map, ‘Siege of Badajoz. March and April 1812.’, which appeared as Plate 9 within George R. Gleig’s The Life of Arthur First Duke of Wellington (London: Longman, Green, Longman and Roberts, 1862); however, the printed map truncates the view to exclude the far-right of the manuscript view, as well as the cross-section below. The Siege of Badajoz (1812): Landmark on Road to the Liberation of Iberia - During the Peninsular War (1807-14), the Iberian theatre of the Napoleonic Wars, Badajoz was unsuccessfully attacked by French forces twice, in 1808 and 1809. However, on March 10, 1811, the French Marshal Soult bribed the city’s Spanish commander into surrendering Badajoz. In May of that year, an Anglo-Portuguese force under Marshal William Beresford unsuccessfully attempted to take Badajoz, although it scored a brilliant victory against the French at nearly Albuera. Over the next year, the Anglo-Portuguese forces (assisted by their Spanish allies), under the overall command of the Duke of Wellington, scored several great triumphs across Western Iberia. However, the French hold on Badajoz strategically threatened everything the liberators had accomplished. Simply put, Badajoz had to be taken out. However, this was easier said than done. The French commander, Major General Armand Phillipon, who had withstood Beresford’s siege the year before, had since improved the city’s fortifications, which, as shown here, had made Badajoz exceptionally well protected. He also laid a number of explosive traps to thwart any direct British assault. Moreover, Badajoz was garrisoned by 5,000 well-trained and rested French troops. Wellington was determined to leave noting to chance, so composed a force 27,000 strong, in an effort to overwhelm Badajoz. The prese

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        Deux bourgeois de Zürich.

      Vers 1830, - 16.5 x 16.5 cm, lithographie originale, légères rousseurs, 1 feuille (24 x 19.5 cm). Please notify before visiting to see a book. Prices are excl. VAT/TVA (only Switzerland) & postage. Thieme/Becker 32, p. 193.

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        Narrative of the Life and Adventures of Giovanni Finati Native of Ferrara Who under the assumed name of Mahomet made the Campaign against the Wahabees for the recovery of Mecca and Medina and since acted as interpreter to European travellers in some of the parts least visited of Asia and Africa

      First edition. 2 vols. Folding map. 12mo. Later quarter morocco, marbled boards, the corners bruised. 8ads., xxiii, 296; viii, 430, [2]ads.pp. London: John Murray,

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        Notice sur Aristarque de Samos.

      Paris, H. Fournier, Fayolle 1830 - in-12, 22 pp., maroquin violine, dos lisse orné de filets et guirlandes dorés, ainsi que de fleurons à froid, encadrement de simple filet et guirlande dorés sur les plats, grand motif central à froid, simple filet doré sur les coupes, tranches marbrées (reliure de l'époque). Sur le mathématicien et astronome grec du IIe sècle avant notre ère, qui mit le premier en doute le géocentrisme, eut l'intuition de la rotation de la terre sur elle-même et formula le premier l'hypothèse des parallaxes. On a relié à la suite nombre d'opuscules du même érudit à la plume infatigable : I. Note sur le Génie du christianisme (partie III, livre IV, chapitre II), concernant l'auteur de l'Imitation de Jésus-Christ. Paris, H. Fournier, Fayolle, 1830, 21 pp. - II. Histoire du Pont sur le Rhône, à Avignon ; extraite d'une note sur les Oeuvres de M. le vicomte de Chateaubriand (Génie du christianisme, tome VI, p. 197). Paris, H. Fournier, Fayolle, 1830, 47 pp. - III. Sur la Véritable situation de l'île de Calypso. Paris, H. Fournier, Fayolle, 1830, 35 pp. - IV. Chronologie de Jésus-Christ. Paris, H. Fournier, Fayolle, 1830, 124 pp. Bel exemplaire. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Scottish Enlightenment document signed by James Beattie, George Campbell and others

      - Vellum, 38cm x 28cm, folded several times to make a packet, dusty on the outside and along some of the folds, text and signatures clearly legible, with the red wax seal of Marischal College finely preserved in its container attached by the original ribbon, also a handwritten paper document from around 1830 concerning James Hall D.D. (1755-1826). This accompanying document records two memorial inscriptions to James Hall in Edinburgh, one on his headstone at the Calton New Burying Ground, the other on a marble tablet inside the United Associate Synod Chapel at 33 Broughton Place, where he had been minister. Nowadays this grand building ("unusually pretentious for a Secession church", G. Hay) is the headquarters of the auctioneers Lyon & Turnbull.

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        RUSTIC EXCURSIONS TO AID TARRY-AT-HOME TRAVELLERS: FOR THE AMUSEMENT AND INSTRUCTION OF YOUNG PERSONS [with] CONTINUATION..

      London: William Darton and Son, 1830. Quite fine, an excellent copy. 12mo. vi, [7] - 96p, [iii] - iv, [5]-96p. With 24 finely hand-colored copperplate engravings on 8 plates. Bound by Wallis in full speckled calf with marbled endpapers, a.e.g., the spine with red and brown title labels gilt and with extensive floral ornamentation in the panels. Rare. Darton H500(2).

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        The Devil's Walk; A Poem. By Professor Porson. Edited with a Biographical Memoir and Notes, by H.W. Montagu ...

      London: Marsh and Miller, 1830. First edition thus, first issue (with pp. 21-2 omitted from pagination). Wood-engraved frontispiece and 5 plates after Robert Cruikshank. viii, [9]-33, [3, ads] pp. 12mo. Drab wrappers (rear wrapper only). Spine perished, wrappers chipped. In a custom red cloth folding box. First edition thus, first issue (with pp. 21-2 omitted from pagination). Wood-engraved frontispiece and 5 plates after Robert Cruikshank. viii, [9]-33, [3, ads] pp. 12mo. First edition of the expanded issue of this satirical poem written jointly by Coleridge and Southey and first published in The Morning Post for 6 September 1799 as "The Devil's Thoughts." The original poem's seventeen stanzas were expanded by Southey to fifty-six for this new edition. "The first three stanzas of this inspired piece of political cartooning were composed by Southey as he hummed in front of the shaving-mirror one morning at Stowey; the remaining fourteen were dashed off by Coleridge over breakfast" (Holmes, Coleridge: Early Visions, p. 240). A series of pirated editions appeared during the Reform Bill debates of 1830-2, the poem falsely credited to Coleridge's old professor of Greek, Richard Porson. Both Shelley and Byron adapted the poem, as, respectively "The Devil's Walk: a Ballad" (1812) and "The Devil's Drive" (1813) [boxed with:] COLERIDGE, Samuel Taylor & Robert SOUTHEY. The Devil's Walk; a Poem. Second edition. 12mo. Wood-engraved frontispiece and 5 plates after Robert Cruikshank. viii, [9]-33, [1, ads] pp. London: Alfred Miller, [1830]. Later plain wrappers. Wise, Coleridge 69. Cohn 572; Tinker 707; Wise, Coleridge 68

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        2 Extr. Rare Antique Prints-PROOF-HUMMINGBIRDS-COLIBRIS-Freres Pauquet-1830

      - Plate 2: Le Colibris Grenat - Le Huppe-Col - Le Rubis Topaze.' (Garnet Throated Hummingbird - Crested Green Hummingbird - Ruby Topaz Hummingbird.) The second plate is actually a unique proof print before lettering, additional engraving / etching and final coloring. Sold as a set. Original hand coloured engraving and stipple engraving on vellin type paper. Description: These delicate plates originate from an unknown work or series of plates. We have not been able to find any reference anywhere. As the collection this originates from also contains these proof prints, we assume this plate to be extremely scarse and probably a workshop item, never bound. The Pauquet brothers did engrave birds in the more encyclopedic but rare works: �Histoire Naturelle des Oiseaux d'Europe.� (not dated c. 1830) and �Histoire Naturelle des Oiseaux Exotiques.�, by C.L. Lemaire and Florent Prevost, first publ. 1836. On our plates bird and other species are combined with plants and appear to be designed for decorative rather than ornithological purpose. Age estimate: 1830.Artists and Engravers: Engravers Hippolyte Louis Em. Pauquet (born 1797) and Polydore Pauquet (ca 1800 - 1860). The freres Pauquet, were reknowned 19th-century illustrators of a number of very popular and nowdays expensive works. Condition: Image good. General age related toning and light staining. Some remains of pen drawing/writing on rear, which has been practically removed. Please study scan carefully. Storage location: C160-13 The overall size is ca. 10.6 x 7.9 inch. The image size is ca. 6.5 x 4.7 inch. The overall size is ca. 27 x 20 cm. The image size is ca. 16.5 x 12 cm. [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        Original pencil drawing by Jacques Arago of a village in rural France.

      [France, 1830]. Graphite on paper, 175 x 235 mm; signed and dated at lower right, 'J. Arago 1830'; in good condition, with tiny loss at top left corner and a few spots of foxing; verso with two old tape marks at top edge; unframed. Jacques Etienne Victor Arago (1790-1855) was a writer, artist and explorer who travelled with Louis-Claude de Saulces de Freycinet on his famous 1817-20 voyage around the world on the Uranie, which Arago recounts in his Voyage Autour du Monde (1823). Arago produced a number of important drawings and engravings of the various peoples and fauna that he encountered during this voyage. Arago was born in Estagel, a small French town near Perpignan in the south of France. This sketch is likely to depict a scene somewhere in the south of France, possibly in Arago's hometown, or another location in the vicinity. Provenance: Private collection, Austria.

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        INDEX GRAECITATIS AESCHYLEAE

      CANTABRIGIAE: W.P.GRANT, SIMPKIN ET FILIOS, WHITTAKER ET FILIOS, 1830. RILEGATO. BUONO. 14 22. USATO

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        INSTRUCTIONS TO YOUNG SPORTSMEN in all that relates to guns and shooting.

      - Sixth edition, corrected, enlarged, and improved; with explanatory plates and wood cuts. Pp. xx+480, frontispiece and 7 plates with tissue guards, text illustrations; nineteenth century half green morocco, the spine lettered and decorated with four small hunting vignettes in gilt, marbled papered boards, lightly rubbed, edges slightly worn, spine uniformly faded to brown; t.e.g.; marbled endpapers, hinges starting, early inked signature on recto of frontispiece, a couple of small edge chips or splits, a little light foxing and occasional faint soiling; Longman, Rees, Orme, Brown, and Green, London, 1830. Sixth edition. *From the library of firearms collector Douglas Mills, with his business card laid on blank preliminary leaf and his inked acquisition note on recto of lower free endpaper. All plates are present, but one (\i Punt and Gear for a 200lb. Gun ) is misplaced. Tipped-in after the last Contents page is a printed slip recording a delay in publication of this edition 'in consequence of an accident with one of the plates.' [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Physiologie du Mariage [2 tomes / Two Volumes]

      Levavasseur. Hardcover. Paris, 1830. 8vo, quarter morocco over marbled paper, 332 + 352 pp. First edition. The first edition of Balzac's important work, well preserved in a contemporary binding. "...an extraordinary kind of precursor to the self-help manual. Balzac was thirty when it was published, and already he felt he knew enough about the institution of marriage to advise others on the matter. And maybe he did: though he hadn't married yet, he'd already perfected the art of the aphorism. This book is full of them. 'To saunter is a science; it is the gastronomy of the eye. To take a walk is to vegetate; to saunter is to live.' 'A man ought not to marry without having studied anatomy, and dissected at least one woman.' And 'Marriage is a fight to the death, before which the wedded couple ask a blessing from heaven, because it is the rashest of all undertakings to swear eternal love; the fight at once commences and victory, that is to say liberty, remains in the hands of the cleverer of the two.'" - Paris Review. A very good set, well preserved in sound bindings, with some light foxing to contents and darkening to spines and two scuffs to one board, very good condition overall / tres bon etat. Please contact us for additional pictures or information. . Very Good. 1830. First Edition.

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        Montblanc. Col de Balme.

      Bâle, Hasler & Cie éditeur, s.d., vers 1830, - 24.5x28.5 cm, gravure sur acier en couleurs d?époque, gommée, handkolorierter Stahlstich, 1 feuille / 1 Blatt. Please notify before visiting to see a book. Prices are excl. VAT/TVA (only Switzerland) & postage.

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        ADVERTENCIAS DE LA PREFECTURA DE AYACUCHO A LOS SUB- PREFECTOS Y APODERADOS FISCALES DE LAS NUEVAS PROVINCIAS, PARA SU CONDUCTA EN LA ORGANIZACION DE LAS PROXIMAS MATRICULAS [caption title]

      [Lima?]: Imprenta del Estado por J. Gonzalez, 1830. 36pp. Dbd. Corners worn, a few small chips. Tanned, with an occasional fox mark. Very good. A Peruvian government imprint, warning its prefects and tax collectors in the province of Ayacucho about their behavior. The taxmen in a remote province of a newly independent Peru apparently did not always conduct themselves according to their instructions. Not in OCLC.

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        PEEPSHOW: LES TUILERIES, PARIS

      - PEEPSHOW. PEEPSHOW: LES TUILERIES. Paris, no date, circa 1830. Oblong 7 1/4 x 5", front cover aged and old linen repair, VG+ in original marbled slip case with label. Opening to 19 inches, this is a 6 panel peepshow including cover and and backdrop. The front cover depicts the Arc du Carousel in detail and has three viewing holes (two round and one square). The viewer can see fine hand colored views of the Tuilerie Gardens, Avenue Champs Elysees and the Arc de Triomphe with children playing, statues, adults promenading, horse drawn carriages and more. A nice one.

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        Gesamtansicht von Sierck-les-Bains entlang der Mosel. Vue générale.

      - Lithographie von Dupuy, Metz um 1830, 33,5x57 cm. Lithographie sur papier chinois de Dupuy, Metz, vers 1830, 33,5x57 cm (un peu tachée). *Extrem seltene, großformatige Ansicht von Sierck. Lithographie auf China, der Unterlagskarton mit der Beschriftung "Sierck-les-Bains" gebräunt, die Lithographie bis auf einen kleinen Stockfleck und minmale Knitterspuren in schöner Erhaltung. *Grande vue extremement rare.

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        Physiologie du mariage ou méditations de philosophie éclectique, sur le bonheur et le malheur conjugal

      Levavasseur|& Urbain Canel. - Levavasseur & Urbain Canel, Paris 1830, 13x21cm, 2 volumes brochés. - Prima edizione, primo disegno con l'errore di paging Volume I (p.332 invece di 328) e le pagine di composizione incoerenti 207-210 del volume II. Rari e ricercati secondo Clouzot. Copia come è apparso sotto coperte di colore giallo con titolo, numero del volume, gli editori di stampa per eseguire il solo titolo stampato sui primi piatti. Alcuni restauri e foxing minori. copia preziosa nel suo stato originale, non tagliati. - [FRENCH VERSION FOLLOWS] Edition originale, tout premier tirage avec l'erreur de pagination au tome I ( p.332 au lieu de 328) et la composition typographique incohérente des pages 207 à 210 du tome II. Rare et recherché selon Clouzot. Exemplaire tel que paru sous couvertures jaunes avec titre, tomaison, éditeurs imprimés aux dos et titre seul imprimé sur les premiers plats. Quelques restaurations et rousseurs sans gravité. Précieux et rarissime exemplaire dans son état originel, non rogné.  

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        \"Ansicht von Hamburg\". Gesamtansicht vom Hafen aus mit Michaelis- und Nikolaikirche, umgeben von 16 Teilansichten.

       Lithographie, anonym, um 1830, 33 x 46 cm. Die hübschen Ansichten zeigen die wichtigsten Kirchen, Dammtorstrasse, Badhaus an der Alster, Wilheminenbad, Stintfang, Jungfernstieg, Mariannenruh u.a. - Kleine Randeinrisse sorgfältig hinterlegt, sonst sauber und frisch. Seltenes und frühes Souvenirblatt! Versand D: 6,00 EUR Hamburg, Souvenir-Blätter

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        Collection des Costumes de la Suisse et de les pays limitrophes

      Keller et Fussli, Zürich - N.d., circa 1830. 32mo. 11 by 9.5 cm. 23 hand-colored plates, including title page, with its wreath of alpenrose. Costumes from the cantons and major cities plus the Black Forest. Each illustration features two or three men and women, usually performing some typical craft or activity associated with the area, or ready to do so. In other words, the portraits have some dynamism to them, and with their bright hand-coloring and diminutive scale, richly deserve the adjective of "exquisite". Scarce, with the only copies showing on OCLC First Search at the Koninklijke Bibliotheek of the Netherlands and the Zentralbibliothek of Zurich. Crack along rear joint, with possible partial repair done. Other rubbing along the edges. Plates generally clean. Original tissue guards intact. A neat inked inscription in English on the FFEP dated 1831 and sited to Lucerne.

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        ÖSTERREICH

      - FRANZ JOSEPH I. (1830-1916) KAISER VON ÖSTERREICH Große ORIGINAL-URKUNDE (6 SS. gr. folio, in purpurner Samtmappe mit goldenem Wappen auf dem Deckel) "Wir Franz Joseph Der Erste." mit Ort, Datum, eigenhändiger Unterschrift des Kaisers signiert, mit Gegenzeichnungen (eigh. Unterschriften) des Innenministers KARL FREIHERR HEINOLD VON UDYNSKI (1862-1943) und K.K. Ministerialrat FELIX FREIHERR VON WIEDERSPERG. Wien, 21.04.1915 --- besonders schönes ADELSDIPLOM für WENZEL WOLF EDLER VON LUCZYNA Oberst und Kommandant der Militärbteilung des Staatshengsten-Depots in Prag, und seine Nachkommen. mit ganzseitigem, farbigen Wappenaquarell (s. Abb.) von F. Junginger (signiert), schönen Ornamenten und Einlegearbeiten, das Wachssiegel in großer Ebenholzdose anhängend. [Attributes: Signed Copy]

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        Gesamtansicht,.

      - Kupferstich v. L. Schütze n. Stietz, um 1830, 32 x 44,3

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        Höxter. - Gesamtansicht mit Corvey. - Ludwig Schütze. - "Höxter und Corvey am Weser-Strom von der Süd-Ost-Seite".

      - Historische Ortsansicht. Kupferstich / Radierung, um 1830. Von Ludwig Schütze, nach Georg Stietz. 31,9 x 44,6 cm (Darstellung) / 40,3 x 51,5 cm (Platte) / 42 x 53 cm (Blatt). In der Platte rechts unten signiert: "L. Schütze sculp. Dresden". Unterhalb der Darstellung betietlt. Rechts unten Druckeradresse von Creuzbauer in Karlsruhe. - Blatt im äußeren rechten Rand fachkundig restauriert. Randbereich teils schwach fleckig und angeschmutzt. Insgesamt guter Zustand. Ludwig Schütze (um 1807 Dresden - nach 1840 Dresden). Deutscher Kupfer- und Stahlstecher. Schüler von Johann Philipp Veith und Anton Reindel. Ab 1827 in Nürnberg tätig. 1833-37 in Laxenburg, Baden und im Helenental. Bekannt wurde seine Folge "Ischl und seine Umgebungen" (Dresden 1840). Georg Stietz (1774 - nach 1840 Kassel). Deutscher Landschaftszeichner in Kassel sowie Offizier in griechischen und ab 1821 Oberstleutnant in sächsischen Diensten. Sprache: Deutsch [Attributes: Signed Copy]

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        Cistineae. The Natural Order of Cistus, or Rock-Rose

      London: James Ridgway, 1830. 28 original parts, 8vo. (10 3/8 x 6 3/4 inches). 112 hand-coloured engraved plates by J. Hart, M. Hart, W. Hart and Mrs. Brown. Publisher's ads in parts 1, 2, 12, 13, 23, and 25; Sweet's change of address slip in part 20. Publisher's tan wrappers. Housed in a half green morocco box.First edition in the very rare original parts of Sweet's highly decorative practical guide to the cultivation of the Rock-rose or Cistus: one of the most beautiful family of flowering plants then available.Cistus species are upright evergreen shrubs, having mostly pink or purple flowers, which resemble roses. Originally published in 28 parts, at three shillings per part, between July 1825 and January 1830, each plate shows a single variety of Cistus or Rock-rose and is accompanied by text giving a taxonomic description and instructions for the plant's cultivation.In the years following completion, the work was reissued as a single volume, however sets of the first edition in the original parts, as here, are very rare.Robert Sweet "was born in 1783 at Cockington, near Torquay, Devonshire. When sixteen years old he was placed under his half-brother, James Sweet, at that time gardener to Richard Bright of Ham Green, near Bristol, with whom he remained nine years. He subsequently had charge of the collection of plants at Woodlands, the residence of John Julius Angerstein ... In 1810 Sweet entered as a partner in the Stockwell nursery, and when that was dissolved in 1815, became foreman to Messrs. Whitley, Brames, & Milne, nurserymen, of Fulham, till 1819, when he entered the service of Messrs. Colvill. While in their employ he was charged with having received a box of plants knowing them to have been stolen from the royal gardens, Kew, but was acquitted after trial at the Old Bailey on 24 Feb. 1824. In 1826 he left the Colvills, and till 1831 occupied himself almost wholly in the production of botanical works, while still cultivating a limited number of plants in his garden at [Pomona Place] Parson's Green, Fulham. In 1830 he moved to [Cook's Ground, King's Road] Chelsea, where he had a larger garden and cultivated for sale to his friends… He died on 20 Jan. 1835... He had been elected a fellow of the Linnean Society on 14 Feb. 1812. The botanical genus Sweetia was named in his honour by De Candolle in 1825" (DNB).Nissen BBI1922; Great Flower Books (1990) p.141; Stafleu & Cowan 13.546; Pritzel 9078.

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        Collection des Costumes Suisses (en miniature).

      Publié par Maehly-Lamy à Bâle, o.J., vers 1830, - leporello 6x10 cm (plié) / longueur totale: 218.5 cm, 46 planches de costumes suisses en miniature, lithographies coloriées à la main, montées sur papier brun, qqs oxydations aux bords, grandeur de la lithogr. des costumes 4 x 3 cm, mises par deux sur une page de 5.8x9.5 cm, au total 23 pages pliées en harmonica (ou leporello), couverture originale muette, étui avec riche décor et ornements or avec titre Avec les costumes de 1) Zuric / 2) Berne / 3) Lucerne / 4) Uri / 5) Schwyz / 6) Unterwalden / 7) Zug / 8) Glaris / 9 Basle / 10 Fribourg / 11) Soleure / 12) Schaffhouse / 13 Appenzell / 14) St. Gall / 15 Grisons / 16 Argovie / 17) Thurgovie / 18) Tessin / 19) Vaud / 20 Valais / 21 Genève / 22 Neuchâtel / 23) Berne / 24 Berne-Guggisberg / 25) Berne Oberhasly / 26) Berne Interlacken / 27) Lucerne Entlibouc / 28) Schwyz / 29) Unterwalden / 30) Glaris / 31 Basle-Liestal / 32 Fribourg / 33) Fribg. Cme de Noce (Partie Allemande) / 34) Fribg. Cme de Deuil / 35) Fribg. Morat / 36 Soleure / 37) Appenzell / 38) Grisons / 39) Argovie / 40) Argvie Freyen-Amt / 41) Thurgovie / 42 Tessin / 41) Thurgovie (même image que préc. mais diff. couleurs) / 42 Tessin (même image que préc mais diff. couleurs) / 43) Engadin / 21) Genève (même image que prec. mais diff. couleurs.).Please notify before visiting to see a book. Prices are excl. VAT/TVA (only Switzerland) & postage. cf. Guidicetti Fr.: Die Trachten Graubündens n° 38 (à l?identique).

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        Woman's Love; The Phrenologists; The Jew of Arragon

      Smith Elder and Co; J. Onwhyn; Smith, Elder and Co, London 1830 - Second edition of the first title, first editions of the second and third titles. 8vo. Presentation copies. The author's entire dramatic output. "Throughout his career, whether in his poetry, his dramatic productions, or his journalistic work, Wade's writing is fired by a reformist zeal and progressive temper, an energy which was inspired by Shelley, who to the last remained Wade's ideal." -- Oxford DNB. Included here are the following: (a) [Wade, Thomas.] Woman's love; or, the triumph of patience. A drama, in five acts. First performed at the Theatre Royal, Covent Garden, on Wednesday, December 17th, 1828. Second edition. London: Smith, Elder and Co., 1829. (b) Wade, Thomas. The phrenologists: a farce, in two acts. By Thomas Wade, author of "Woman's Love," a drama; &c. First performed at the Theatre Royal, Covent Garden, on Tuesday, January 12th, 1830. London: sold by J. Onwhyn; and may be had of all booksellers, 1830. (c) Wade, Thomas. The Jew of Arragon; or, the Hebrew queen. A tragedy, in five acts. By Thomas Wade, author of "Duke Andrea; or, Woman's Love", a drama. Performed at the Theatre Royal, Covent Garden, on Wednesday, October 20th, 1830. London: Smith, Elder and Co., 1830. Each play is inscribed by Wade on the title-page, "Serle, Esqr. -- with the author's complts." The recipient was no doubt the dramatist, novelist and theater manager Thomas James Serle (1798-1889), who himself published half a dozen plays in the 1830s. This volume has the bookplate of Harry Buxton Forman, with his characteristic initials on a front flyleaf. Buxton Forman has listed the three titles, and added, "All good copies with author's autograph." Buxton Forman -- and because of him T. J. Wise as well -- was a great enthusiast of Wade. In 1895 he gathered together a number of Wade's scattered poems from manuscripts and journals, and published them with a long tribute as "Wade: The Poet and His Surroundings," in Vol. I of his Literary Anecdotes of the Nineteenth Century. Forman's praise was unstinting: "With the sole exception of Thomas Lovell Beddoes, no nineteenth-century English poet whose merit equals that of Thomas Wade has been so liberally neglected." Buxton Forman was not quite so enthusiastic about the literary quality of The Phrenologists, but he did recognize its scarcity: "If the little book were as excellent as it is rare, it would indeed be a treasure. So hard is it to find that Wade's widow was unable to say if it had ever been published or not" Provenance: Buxton Forman (bookplate) Slightly later cloth, spine titled in gilt Second edition of the first title, first editions of the second and third titles. [Attributes: Signed Copy]

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        uvres complétes avec notes et commentaires comprenant ses mémoires publiés par Thomas Moore et ornées d'un portrait de l'auteur.Traduction nouvelle par M. Paulin de la bibliothéque du roi en 13 volumes in-8,relié dos cuir

      Dondey Dupré Pére et Fils Littérature anglaise 1830 - Exemplaire frais à l'intérieur. Quelques reliures ont un petit manque. La librairie offre aux clients d'AbeBooks 15% de réduction sur l'ensemble de son catalogue. Prix d'origine : 680 EUR.

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        Ueber die Wärme und deren Verwendung in den Künsten und Gewerben. Ein vollständiges und nöthiges Handbuch für Physiker, Technologen, Fabrikanten, Mechaniker, Architekten, Forst- und Hüttenmänner etc. Aus dem Französischen übersetzt und mit den nöthigen Zusätzen für Deutschland versehen von Dr. C. F. A. Hartmann.

      Braunschweig, Verlag von Friedrich Vieweg 1830-1831; EA; 2 Bände; ca 21x13 cm; XVI (statt XVIII - ohne den Reihentitel), 363 Seiten; VI (statt VIII - ohne den Reihentitel), 444 Seiten mit 27 lith. Tafeln; Halbpergamenteinbände d. Zt. mit farbigem Rückenschild (Buchrücken etwas aufgehellt, Name auf Vorsatz, Stempel auf Titel, Titelrückseite und letzte [leere] Seite; gutes, sauberes Exemplar)Versand D: 5,00 EUR Physik

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        Domaso au lac de Come

      1830.

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        Souvenirblatt mit 11 Ansichten ('Residenz-Stadt München').

      - Kupferstich v. Carl Schleich n. Heinrich Adam b. J.M. Hermann in München, um 1830, 20,5 x 36,5 Lentner 13731. - Mittig Gesamtansicht von München (17,5 x 33) umgeben von 10 Teilansichten mit Abbildungen des Hoftheaters, Jesuitenkirche, Residenz, Rathaus, Isartor, Glypothek, Königsbau, Sendlinger Tor, Nymphenburg und Schleissheim.

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        LETTERS ON DEMONOLOGY AND WITCHCRAFT, ADDRESSED TO J G LOCKHART, ESQ

      London: John Murray, 1830. FIRST EDITION. One of Scott's final works, this series of letters on the occult topics that had long fascinated him is offered here with the (more amusing than eerie) colored plates by George Cruikshank (1792-1878) that were printed and sold separately. Drawing on such classics as Reginald Scot's "Discoverie of Witchcraft," the eminent novelist examines ancient oracles, fairy superstitions, the practices and persecution of witches, and communication with the spirit world. Our copy contains the animated illustrations of Cruikshank, a self-educated artist who illustrated more than 850 books, with depictions of fairy hijinks, witchy frolics, and elfin mischief designed to elicit amusement rather than fear. These were not commissioned by Scott (who might have resented their lighthearted take on a topic that was serious to him), but were published by Cruikshank two months after the book appeared; they are not included in most copies. The present volume has the added benefit of an attractive binding by an eminent British workshop.. 148 x 94 mm. (5 3/4 x 3 3/4"). ix, 402 pp. FIRST EDITION. Very pleasing scarlet morocco, gilt, by Bayntun of Bath (stamp-signed on front turn-in), covers with frame formed by multiple plain and dotted rules, calligraphic ornaments at corners, raised bands, spine compartments framed by plain and dotted rules, gilt titling, gilt ruled turn-ins, marbled endpapers, all edges gilt. With engraved frontispiece of Bow House, Edinburgh, and EXTRA-ILLUSTRATED WITH 12 HAND-COLORED PLATES BY CRUIKSHANK, sold separately. Todd & Bowden 241Aa. Just a hint of offsetting from some of the plates, other trifling imperfections internally, but AN EXTREMELY FINE AND VERY PRETTY COPY, with virtually no signs of use to the clean, fresh text and the lustrous decorative binding. One of Scott's final works, this series of letters on the occult topics that had long fascinated him is offered here with the (more amusing than eerie) colored plates by George Cruikshank (1792-1878) that were printed and sold separately. Drawing on such classics as Reginald Scot's "Discoverie of Witchcraft," the eminent novelist examines ancient oracles, fairy superstitions, the practices and persecution of witches, and communication with the spirit world. Our copy contains the animated illustrations of Cruikshank, a self-educated artist who illustrated more than 850 books, with depictions of fairy hijinks, witchy frolics, and elfin mischief designed to elicit amusement rather than fear. These were not commissioned by Scott (who might have resented their lighthearted take on a topic that was serious to him), but were published by Cruikshank two months after the book appeared; they are not included in most copies. The present volume has the added benefit of an attractive binding by an eminent British workshop.

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        Eigenhändiger, 4-seitiger Brief vom Mai 1830 in französischer Sprache.

      1830. 1830 - 4 Seiten, 23,5 x 19 cm. An einen namentlich nicht genannten Adressaten ("Monsieur et respectable ami")

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        La ville de Gothembourg

      Artist: Ciceri E; issued in: Paris; date: ca 1830 - - technic: Lithography; - colorit: colored; - condition: Very good; - size (in cm): 26 x 44; - description: Total view of Goteborg

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        Reise durch Italien.

      Jenisch und Stage, Augsburg/Leipzig 1830 - 8vo. (ca. 20,5 x 12 cm). Halbleder der Zeit mit Buntpapierbezug und handgeschr. Rückenschild, 254 S. ADB X, 416 ff. NDB 7, 538 f. - Hallberg-Broich (1768-1862) wird als Exzentriker, Sonderling, Schriftsteller, Tourist oder verschrobener Weltbürger bezeichnet, was aber zu wenig über sein in der Tat abenteuerliches (Reise-)Leben und seine vielfältigen Unternehmungen aussagt. Ein Eremit war er jedenfalls nicht. "Den Spottnamen "Eremit von Gauting", den ihm die Bauern verliehen (nach der Ansicht Menzels allerdings von seiner lappländischen Kapuze herrührend), benützte er gern auch als Autor. . Durch seine auffällig zerlumpte oder exotisch bunte Kleidung, an die er seine vielen Auszeichnungen und Orden heftete, erregte H. überall großes Aufsehen und die Aufmerksamkeit der Karikaturisten. Wenn er nicht gerade auf Reisen war, pflegte er, selbst nur Dilettant, freilich mit einem reichen Schatz praktischer Erfahrungen, Umgang mit Gelehrten und Künstlern. Seine eigenen Schriften, kulturhistorisch nicht ohne Bedeutung, fanden allerdings ihres kauzigen und groben Stils wegen nur geringe Verbreitung." (NDB). - Einband etwas berieben/beschabt, Rücken leicht rissig. Vorsätze fleckig bzw. etwas leimschattig, mit kleinen Resten/Abklatsch von früher eingeklebten Drucksachen, Siegeln o. ä. Auf dem fl. Vorsatzblatt ein privater Stempel mit Monogramm WK. Im Rückdeckel Bleistift-Notizen mit Seitenzahlen. Innen leicht gebräunt, stellenweise etwas fleckig, einzelne Bleistift-Striche am Seitenrand. 420 Gramm. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Heidelberg vom Wege zum Riesenstein. Heidelberg pris du chemin du Riesenstein. Aquatintaradierung von C. Rordorf bei Meder, um 1830. 27,5 x 39 cm.

       1830 Vgl. Schefold 24904.- Blick von westlicher Anhöhe auf die links liegende Stadt, rechts die Schlossruine.- Etwas stockfleckig, im Rand stärker sichtbar. Mit hinterlegtem Randeinriß. Versand D: 5,00 EUR

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        On the phenomena and laws of elliptic polarization, as exhibited in the action of metals upon light.

      In: The Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society ... London:: Printed by Richard Taylor, 1830., 1830. 279 x 225 mm. 4to. Vol. 120. Part two: vi, (223)-434, [8], 14 pp. (Brewster's article appears on pages 287-326). Numerous tables, 3 figs.; some offsetting associated with plates at the rear of the volume, some track-marks on series title. Original blue wrapper, untrimmed, blue kozo spine; top cover chipped. Very good. FIRST EDITION. This paper contains Brewster's second major contribution: the laws of metallic reflection. "The most striking properties of metals are the power of brilliantly reflecting light at all angles of incidence, which is so well shown by the mirrors of reflecting telescopes, and the opacity, which causes a train of waves to be extinguished before it has proceeded many wave-lengths into a metallic medium. That these two attributes are connected appears probable from the fact that certain non-metallic bodies - e.g. aniline dyes - which strongly absorb the rays in certain parts of the spectrum, reflect those rays with almost metallic brilliance. A third quality in which metals differ from transparent bodies, and which, as we shall see, is again closely related to the other two, is in regard to the polarisation of the light reflected from them. This was first noticed by Malus; and in 1830 Sir David Brewster showed that plane-polarised light incident on a metallic surface remains polarised in the same plane after reflection if its polarisation is either parallel or perpendicular to the plane of reflection, but that in other cases the reflected light is polarised elliptically. It was this discovery of Brewster's which suggested to the mathematicians a theory of metallic reflection." Whittaker. DNB, II, pp. 1207-1211; DSB, II, pp. 451-454; Encyclopædia Britannica, 11th ed., IV, pp. 513-514; Morrison-Low, "Published writings of Sir David Brewster: a bibliography," in: Morrison-Low and Christie, 'Martyr of science', No. 477; Whittaker, A history of the theories of aether & electricity, I, p. 161.

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        Presentation copy to Sir James Paget, inscribed by the author: Reflections on the Decline of Science in England.

      London: Printed for B. Fellowes and J. Booth, 1830. 1st Edition. Hardcover. 4to - over 9¾ - 12" tall. 8vo (215 x 135 mm). 228, [4] pp. including half-title and 4pp. publisher's list of works at end. Contemporary russia, gilt-decorated boards, spine rebacked (some wear to extremities), all edges gilt. Light soiling to title, but generally quite clean and fresh. Provenance: presentation copy from the author to James Paget* inscribed on front free endpaper. ----Norman 90; Honeyman 169. FIRST EDITION of Babbage's polemic on the state of science in England, aimed mainly at the Royal Society. He also criticised the government in its lack of support in developing science and proposed reforms for scientific education. The decline of English science in the eighteenth and early nineteenth centuries had long been a byword among the country's more progressive scientists, who deplored England's failure to recognize the importance of scientific achievement even in the face of her increasing industrial and technological power, and who viewed with alarm the widening gap between English and Continental scientific progress. Indeed, this issue had been the primary motivating force behind the formation of the Analytical Society of which Babbage was a founding member: "Reform of science had been the credo of the militant young liberals of the Analytical Society from its early boisterous meetings. Their first objective, the introduction of the Continental notation in calculus, was effectively secured by the early 1820s. The work of Babbage, Herschel and others was beginning to restore the reputation of English mathematics, and foundations were being laid for the English school of De Morgan and Boole. But the young Analyticals had far more ambitions targets in view" (Hyman, Charles Babbage [1982], p.88). Two versions of the Decline were published: the more usual "octavo" (as here) or small-paper edition, containing 228 pages; and a large-paper "quarto" edition of only 120 pages (Van Sinderen 1980, no. 39. OOC 38). According to a note tipped into the Honeyman copy of the quarto edition, only 'a few [copies were] printed in Quarto, for the use of those Gentlemen who may wish to bind up the Work with the Philosophical Transactions for the Year 1830', a nicely satirical touch in a work that was primarily a diatribe against the Royal Society The order of the editions has not been established. Normal practice was to print large-paper-copies after the smaller edition, although in this case the two could have been published simultaneously. *Sir James Paget (1814-99), surgeon and pathologist. Paget became a student at St. Bartholomew's Hospital in London 1834 at the age of 16, and in his first year there he showed his promise by discovering in human muscle the parasitic worm that causes trichinosis (the same year in which Charles Babbage began the conceptual design of his "analytical engine"). He became eligible to practice in 1836 and went on to become a distinguished physiologist and one of the fathers of modern pathology. In 1858 he was appointed surgeon extraordinary to Queen Victoria, and in 1863 surgeon in ordinary to Albert Edward, Prince of Wales, being knighted in 1871. Paget certainly knew Babbage and although he presumably met him a few years after this work was published the inscription is undated and could conceivably be almost contemporaneous. - Visit our website for additional images and information. Very Good.

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        Antique Print-LONDON-POSTOFFICE-POST-COACH-HORSES-Pollard-Reeves-1830

      - Antique print, titled: 'The Royal Mails departure from The General Post Office, London.' - London's post office with numerous coaches and a busy street scene in the foreground. Coloured aquatint on wove paper. Description: Published in February 1830 by J.Watson.Artists and Engravers: Made by 'Richard Gilson Reeves' after 'James Pollard'. Richard Gilson Reeves (1803-1889). Pollard, James (1792-1867). Condition: Good, given age. Margins overall a little browned. Top edge of the image darkened. General age-related toning and/or occasional minor defects from handling. Please study scan carefully. Storage location: LJC-L8-11 The overall size is ca. 26.4 x 21.5 inch. The image size is ca. 25 x 18.3 inch. The overall size is ca. 67 x 54.5 cm. The image size is ca. 63.5 x 46.5 cm.

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