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        Raccolta di Costumi Antichi

      Bologna - Giovanni Zecchi, 1830 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. First edition. A wonderful collection of Pinelli's engravings of ancient costumes, with notes on each plate by Nicolo de Scarani. First edition. With a beautifully engraved frontispiece. Containing one hundred plates by Bartolomeo Pinelli. Bartolomeo Pinelli (November 20, 1771 April 1, 1835) was an Italian illustrator and engraver. Pinelli was born and died in Rome, the son of a religious statues modeller. Pinelli was educated first in Bologna and then at the Accademia di San Luca in Rome. He lived in a poor quarter of Rome. His son, Achille Pinelli, was a famous watercolourist in his own right. An extremely prolific artist, his illustrations depicted the costumes of the Italian people, the great epic poems and numerous other subjects, including popular customs. In general, the most recurring subject is Rome, the ancient city as well as the modern one: its inhabitants and its monuments. The plates in this volume are preceded by extensive notes by Signor Marchese Nicolo de Scarani, an honorary member of thePontificia Accademia di Belle Arti in Bologna. Condition: In a decorative paper covered binding with leather spine label. Externally, rather worn with slight loss to head of front board. Marks to front board also. Internally, firmly bound, bright with occasional spots and slight marks, though most plates remain generally clean. Small repair to one plate. Overall: VERY GOOD.

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        [Thoroughbred stallion with groom and trainer]

      France: circa 1830]. Aquatint, by Jean-Pierre-Marie Jazet, proof before letters. 20 7/8 x 28 1/2 inches. 23 3/8 x 30 1/2 inches. A rare proof impression of this classic equestrian portrait by Vernet, here interpreted in aquatint by one the greatest French exponents of the technique. J.-P. M. Jazet (1788-1871) exhibited in his own right at the Paris Salon from 1819 to about 1830, but is perhaps best known for his aquatint prints of Carle Vernet's greatest works. Vernet was a member of a prominent family of French painters. His father was a well-known marine painter, but his son, Carle Vernet, rose to fame under the empire with his drawings of the Italian campaign and his paintings The Battle of Marengo and Morning of Austerlitz. Under the Restoration he was popular as a lithographer and painter of dogs, horses, and scenes of the hunt. His son Émile Jean Horace Vernet, 1789-1863 went on to become one of the most popular military painters of the 19th century.

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        VIRGIL, The Eclogues Translated by Wrangham, The Georgics by Sotheby, and The Aeneid by Dryden

      London: Henry Colburn and Richard Bentley, 1830. 2 volumes. First edition thus. Volume I with an engraved bust of Virgil by Freeman as frontispiece. Small 8vo, very handsome bindings of three-quarter speckled calf over marbled boards. The spines with red and green morocco lettering labels gilt, elaborately decorated in gilt in a morning-glory motif in ruled compartments between raised bands gilt decorated and ruled, marbled endpapers, blue silk marker ribbons and t.e.g. xv, 303; 344 pp. A very fine and handsome set, just the most minor of rubbing to the extremities, internally near as perfect. A very fine set with extensive annotations and in very striking bindings. The first volume contains the Ecologues and Georgics, the first and second contain the Aeneid. Dryden’s translation of the Aeneid, first published over one hundred and fifty years prior to this edition, won much acclaim. As this new edition proves it would remain the standard for generations. Sotheby and Wrangham are also held in very high regard.

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        Cathederal Milan N.E. View

      Moon Boys and Graves, London 1830 - Image Size : 430x540 (mm), 16.875x21.25 (Inches), Platemark Size : 450x565 (mm), 17.75x22.25 (Inches), Paper Size : 475x600 (mm), 18.75x23.625 (Inches), Black & White, etching

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        Album van Buitenzorg. Een Souvenir aan de Residente van Insulinde

      Buitenzorg (Java).. [circa1883]. 24 numbered collotypes on card mounts of Buitenzorg, the Javanese city of Bogor, presented loosely in handsome red, black and gilt original cloth portfolio. Images measure 19.5 x 26cm and the mounts 32.3 x 41.6cm. Letterpress title page with a list of plates in Dutch and French on the following leaf. Neat library stamps on title and front paste down, few tears paper flaps of portfolio and some very light wear at head and tail of spine. A very good clean collection. Buitenzorg, the Dutch name for the Javanese city known today as Bogor, was a popular hill station for Dutch seeking respite from the heat in 19th century Dutch East Indies. The climate meant that it was favoured by successive Governor-General's who spent much of their time in the official residence there. Bogor was more than just a pleasant place to shelter from the heat. Indeed the fame of the city had spread beyond the shores of Java due to its much admired botanical gardens which adjoined the Governor-General's residence. Carl Emanuel Fredrich Lang ((1830-1906)) was a man of many talents. A photographer, draughtsman and graphic artist, he arrived in the Dutch East Indies at the age of 30 and made his career there. In 1863 he photographed the construction of the first railway to be built in the country and was active as a lithographer for the Topographical Bureau in Jakarta. Most interestingly in the context of this portfolio he also became the official Draughtsman for the Botanical Gardens in Bogor. Included in this collection there are images of the botanical gardens he would have been so intimately acquainted with, the Governor-General's palace which was situated directly alongside the gardens, the railway station, mosque, the Chinese quarter, Javanese people and a variety of other scenes in Bogor and its immediate surrounds. (Leo Haks and Guus Maris - Lexicon of Foreign Artists who Visualized Indonesia 1600 - 1950). A handsome scarce album. Worldcat lists only 2 copies, both copies held in libraries in the Netherlands. .

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        New British Atlas, Containing a Complete Set of County Maps, on which are delineated all the principal cross roads, cities, towns & most considerable villages, parks, rivers, navigable canals & railways, preceded by general maps of England, Ireland, Scotland, North & South Wales, the whole carefully revised & corrected to the year, 1830

      London: Henry Teesdale & Co., [1830]. Folio. (19 3/4 x 14 1/2 inches). Title engraved by T. Barnett, 46 engraved maps (3 folding, 2 double-page), all with full period hand-colouring. Expertly bound to style in half black pebbled morocco over contemporary marbled paper covered boards, original morocco label on the upper cover, spine with raised bands in seven compartments, ruled on either side of each band. A desirable 19th century atlas of Great Britain, here with full period hand colouring. Teesdale published his British Atlas in several editions with updated information between 1829 and 1842. The present example is the second edition, updated to 1830, and is here with full period hand colouring. A list of maps appears on the engraved title-page between the title and the imprint. "A beautifully engraved atlas" (Chubb). Chubb, Printed Maps in the Atlases of Great Britain and Ireland 410.

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        PRINCIPLES OF GEOLOGY, Being an Attempt to Explain the Former Changes of the Earth's Surface by Reference to Causes Now in Operation

      London, John Murray, 1830.. Volumes I and II only of 3, BOTH FIRST EDITIONS 1830 and 1832 (Volume III appeared in 1833). "From the author" to William Lonsdale inscribed on half-title to Volume I and on front endpaper to Volume II (see below). 8vos, approximately 215 x 135 mm, 8½ x 5½ inches, Volume I: engraved frontispiece, 2 maps, 1 folding, 1 half page, 1 half page engraved view and 33 woodcuts in the text; Volume II: hand coloured aquatint frontispiece, folding hand coloured map, 8 woodcuts in the text, pages: Volume 1, xvi, 511 including index plus 17 page Murray catalogue dated June 1830; Volume 2, xii, 330, including index plus 16 page catalogue dated December 1831, half-title in Volume I, not called for in Volume II. Sturdily bound in modern brown cloth, gilt lettering and 2 blind rules to spine. Tiny split to cloth at foot of upper hinge on Volume II, frontispiece in Volume 1 lightly spotted, plate 3 with 2 images lightly browned and slighly foxed, light offset on page 1 from folding map in Volume II, very occasional small pale mark to margins in both volumes, otherwise very good clean tight pair. This work has been called the most important scientific book ever. A stunning claim, but certainly Charles Lyell's Principles of Geology, published in 1830, shook prevailing views of how Earth had been formed. His book was an attack on the common belief among geologists and other Christians that unique catastrophes or supernatural events -- such as Noah's flood -- shaped Earth's surface. Lyell argued that the formation of Earth's crust took place through countless smaller changes occurring over long periods of time, all according to known natural laws. His proposal was that the forces shaping the planet have operated continuously throughout its history. He also wrongly assumed that these causes must have acted only with the same intensities now observed, which would rule out asteroid impacts and the like. Darwin read Lyell's landmark text while on the Voyage of the Beagle, and was much inspired by it. His own experiences during the voyage backed up Lyell's theories of how the shifting crust of the Earth was one of these long-acting, gradual, shaping forces. The inscription in Volume I reads "W. L. from the author" and is possibly by Charles Lyell, that in Volume II reads "Lieut. Lonsdale from the author" in a different hand, believed to be that of John Murray's clerk. William Lonsdale (1794-1871) became a serious geologist and palaeontologist after a career in the army which ended in 1829. He wrote several papers on fossiles and won the Wollaston medal in 1846 for his research on the various kinds of fossil corals. MORE IMAGES ATTACHED TO THIS LISTING. POSTAGE AT COST.

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        Neue Reise um die Welt

      Weimar,: W. Hoffmann, & St Petersburg, J. Brief,, 1830.. Two volumes in one, octavo, with a frontispiece to each volume, two large folding maps and a folding plan; a little spotting at end but a fine copy in contemporary German half speckled calf, crimson label, a little wear to extremities. First German edition, and the most complete early edition of Kotzebue's second voyage to the Pacific. This work is known for the inclusion of many interesting details relating to the fate of the Bounty mutineers, which the Kotzebue expedition had learnt from members of John Adams' family.Although there had been an original Russian version (now excessively rare) this German edition of Kotzebue's second voyage was published simultaneously in Weimar and St Petersburg, and is preferred for its fuller narrative. This edition was available in three different forms: the present copy, which corresponds exactly to the copy in the Kroepelien collection, is an example of the regular or Druckpapier issue, with the frontispiece plates uncoloured. Subscription figures quoted by Forbes show that about half of the subscribed copies were of this issue.This was Kotzebue's second voyage to the Pacific. In 1823 he was ordered to the Northwest coast on the Predpriatie to protect the Russian American Company from foreign fur-poachers and also to conduct a scientific voyage. From Sitka they travelled down the coast of California to the Russian settlement at Fort Ross. Kotzebue gives a good description of San Francisco and the various missions and includes the prophetic comment that 'how abundantly and happily might thousands of families subsist here'.The long stay at Hawaii is of special interest. The author describes at length the political and social changes that had occurred since his visit on the Rurik in 1816, regretting that the people of Oahu had 'lost the simplicity and innocence of character which formerly distinguished them'. Other places visited include Rio de Janeiro, Micronesia, and Tahiti, all of which are described in some detail. Although Kotzebue did not visit Pitcairn, he gives a general history including particulars learned in Tahiti from members of Adams' family. A supplementary article at the end of the second volume gives Eschscholtz's zoological report.Cowan, p. 335; Forbes, 'Hawaiian National Bibliography', 758; Hill, 946; Kroepelien, 674; O'Reilly-Reitman, 843; Wickersham, 6210.

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        Travels to the Seat of War in the East, through Russia and the Crimea, in 1829. With sketches of the imperial fleet and army, personal adventures, and characteristic anecdotes [Two Volumes]

      London: Henry Colburn and Richard Bentley, 1830. First edition. Period half calf over marbled boards, five raised bands ruled in gilt, black morocco spine labels. . Some scattered foxing, mainly to initial leaves and map, spine mildly rubbed, but otherwise a near fine copy. 8vo. Illus. with frontispiece, double-page map, 11 aquatint plates (3 hand-colored) and 2 engraved plates. Major-General Sir James Edward Alexander (1803-1885), army officer and explorer, traveled to the Balkans during the Russo-Turkish War of 1829, and received the Turkish order of the Crescent (second class), those experiences forming the material for this, his second work. The illustrations are by Fenner and J. Clark; after J[ames] E[dward] A[lexander]. Abbey Travel 229. Atabey 12.

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        Mittheilungen landwirthschaftlicher Erfahrungen, Ansichten und Grundsätze. Ein Handbuch für Landwirthe und Kameralisten

      Breslau, Korn 1830 -1834. 28 cm. 3 Bände. 20, 411, (1); 18, 436, (2); 16, 438, (2) Seiten mit 3 ausfaltbaren lithographierten Tafeln und zahlreichen teils ausfaltbaren Tabellen. Halbleder-Bände der Zeit mit Rückenvergoldung und marmorierten Vorsätzen - NDB II, 311 - Güntz II, 275 - Humpert 1897 und 2245 - Frauend. / Haush. I, 243 (vgl.) - Erstausgabe. 1: Ackerbau; 2: Wiesenbau und Viehzucht; 3: Grundsätze zu Abschätzungen landwirtschaftlicher Gegenstände. Block (1774 - 1847), Nachfolger von Thaer, seit 1837 Direktor des königl. Kreditinstituts für Schlesien, war Mitbegründer der ersten gesamtdeutschen Organisation der Landwirte, der Vorläuferorganisation der Deutschen Landwirtschaftsgesellschaft. Sein besonderes Verdienst war die Schaffung eines einheitlichen Bewertungsmaßstabes für die Ackererträge (NDB). Die Tafeln zeigen eine Schafraufe, Grundriß eines Schafstalls und eine Anlage zur Schafwäsche. Schönes Exemplar, Name auf Titel, vereinzelt Stockflecken -

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        Standuhr um 1830, Mahagonigehäuse, Zifferblatt versilbert, darauf "Haldane Edinburgh"

      um 1830. Höhe: 202 cm; Breite: 48 cm; Tiefe 23 cm; Durchmesser Zitterblatt 34 cm; Stundenschlag auf obenliegender Glocke, 8-Tage-Werk, 2 Gewichte je ca. 6 Kilo; Anzeigen: Stunde, Minute, Sekunde, Monatstag. Schlüssel und Aufziehkurbel vorhanden. - Mahagoni - Gehäuse, geschlossener Pendelkasten mit Tür, darauf verglaster Kopf mit runder gewölbter Scheibe in versilberter Einfassung, an den Seiten je 1 rundes Glasfenster 6 cm Durchmesser. Zustand: Werk gangbar bis heute, Seile um 1980 erneuert, siehe Detailfotos, auf Wunsch mehr; muss abgeholt werden, kein Versand -

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        The History of Africa

      London - Henry Colburn and Richard Bentley, 1830 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. First edition. A scarce first edition of this account of the history, georgraphy and customs of Africa by Jane Marcet. Featuring several engraved plates -including a frontispiece -and several woodcuts. The third volume of the 'Juvenile Library'. Condition: In a cloth binding. Externally, rubbed. Some splitting to cloth of spine, with loss to top. Internally, loose and strained in places, with the textblock detached from the backstrip and split into several sections. Pages 161-176 are held by the cords only, with p177-208 detached but present. Bright and generally clean,with just occasional spotting to pages and plates. Copperplate ink signature to front free-endpaper. Overall: GOOD ONLY..

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        Letters and Journals of Lord Byron: With Notices of His Life

      London: John Murrary, 1830. Two volumes extended into four, extra-illustrated with the addition of 257 portraits and views, with added title pages hand-printed in red and black. The illustrations include black and white engravings and etchings, original drawings, a few hand-colored along with some original art pieces of which two are in color, all incised within the leaves. A very special production of R.B. Adam and among the finest of his privately extra-illustrated versions which involved his assiduously searching for the appropriate engravings relating to Byron and his contemporaries. The present work was originally in two volumes but was extended to four quarto volumes to accommodate all the illustrations. Also noted in the 1926 Anderson's auction catalog of Adam's books is listed a copy of Lord Byron and Some of His Contemporaries.... by Leigh Hunt, 1828, extra-illustrated, one volume extended to two quarto volumes with special title pages printed for the set as he did with the present work. The present item (as well as Leigh Hunt's Byron) was noted in Daniel Tredwell's A monograph on Privately Illustrated Books, A Plea for Bibliomania, first published in 1881, then again in the 1902 edition of "The Book Lover". A. Edward Newton said only R.B. Adam had a deeper collection than his. Newton wrote in "This Book Collecting Game": [In] 1926 my great friend and fellow Johnsonian, Mr. R.B. Adam of Buffalo had a sale at the Anderson Galleries in New York of a portion of his library. The pre-auction dinner party hosted by Newton for R.B. Adam included A.S.W. Rosenbach, Jerome Kern, Carl Pforzheimer, Seymour de Ricci and other notables. Handsomely bound by Cedric Chivers, Bath (signed binding) in full red morocco decoratively stamped in gilt and black framing the beautiful circular color vellucent coat-of-arms of Lord Byron, above is a green morocco inset stamped in gilt with a "B" with a crown above, raised bands with compartments lettered and stamped in gilt, gilt ruled morocco turn ins, marbled endpapers, all edges gilt, all others uncut, wide margined and with tissue guards, joints rubbed. A remarkable set.. First Edition. Quarto.

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        [Chippewa Chief Peechekir, also called Buffalo: A Charcoal Head Study by Charles Bird King for a Painting Later Published in McKenney and Hall's History of the Indian Tribes of North America]

      [Washington, D.C.: circa 1830]. Charcoal heightened with white ongray paper, 10 1/8 x 6 1/4 inches. Unsigned. Handsomely presented in a ruled blue and black mat. A beautiful image in fine condition. A rare Charles Bird King study of a Chippewa Chief Peechekir (or Peechekor, Buffalo) was "a solid, straight formed Indian," Colonel McKenney recalled many years after meeting the Chippewa (Ojibwa, Anishinabe) chief at a treaty ceremony in the Michigan Territory circa 1825-27. According to Horan, Charles Bird King copied this head from a James Otto Lewis painting, but no evidence survives to prove it. It was probably lost, as were many Lewis paintings and the King oil of Peechekir, in the 1865 Smithsonian fire. This sketch is one of sixteen known studies by King of Indian heads, discovered in 1974 among family papers by Bayard Leroy King, Saunderston, Rhode Island, a descendant of one Edward King, the artist's second cousin. The study is illustrated in Cosentino's The Paintings of Charles Bird King, and in Viola's Indian. The McKenney and Hall History of the Indian Tribes of North America... portrait of Peechekir is clearly based on this sketch. Charles Bird King (1785-1862) was born in Newport, trained in London under Benjamin West, and eventually settled in Washington in 1819, calculating it was a good base for one who sought to earn a living mainly by portraiture. He was thus in the right place when the Commissioner of Indian Affairs, Thomas L. McKenney, decided to add portraits of leading Indian chiefs to the collection of artifacts he had begun when he became superintendent of Indian trade in 1816. McKenney conceived the idea of an Indian portrait gallery at the time of the visit of a large delegation of Indians from the Upper Missouri to Washington in 1821-22. King was commissioned to execute the portraits. An exceptionally handsome likeness of a Chippewa chief, sketched by one of the most famous and important, avidly collected, portrait-makers of 19th-century American Indians, this study is one of the few fine Indian portraits by Charles Bird King still to be found in the art market. James D. Horan, The McKenney-Hall Portrait Gallery of American Indians (New York: Crown, 1972), pp.206-7. Andrew F. Cosentino, The Paintings of Charles Bird King - 1785-1862 (City of Washington: National Collection of Fine Arts & Smithsonian Institution Press, 1977), pp.203-4, cat. nos. 409, 641. Herman J. Viola, The Indian Legacy of Charles Bird King (Washington, D.C.: Smithsonian, 1976), p.128.

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      [Washington, D.C. ca. 1830].. Black and white chalk with charcoal on gray/green paper, 10 1/4 x 6 3/8 inches. Unsigned. A beautiful image in fine condition. Peechekir (also called Peechekor and Buffalo) was "a solid, straight formed Indian," Col. Thomas McKenney recalled many years after meeting the Chippewa chief at a treaty ceremony in Michigan Territory circa 1825-27. This sketch is one of only sixteen known King studies of Indian heads. It was discovered in 1974 among family papers by Bayard Leroy King of Saunderston, Rhode Island, a descendant of Edward King, the artist's second cousin. The study is illustrated in Cosentino's THE PAINTINGS OF CHARLES BIRD KING, and in Viola's INDIAN LEGACY OF CHARLES BIRD KING. According to Horan, King copied this head from a James Otto Lewis painting, but no such picture survives, and the idea is highly unlikely given the extreme difference in the artists' styles. Had it existed, that Lewis painting would probably have been lost, as were many Lewis paintings and the King oil of Peechekir, in the 1865 Smithsonian fire. Leonard Viola believes this drawing is a life study by King. The McKenney and Hall HISTORY OF THE INDIAN TRIBES OF NORTH AMERICA print of Peechekir is clearly based on this sketch, and it may well have been sketched specifically for the McKenney and Hall. To that point, a large area on the reverse of the drawing is covered with charcoal, creating a "carbon" type paper which allowed the drawing to be traced over, the traced lines transferring the charcoal onto another surface such as a piece of paper or printing plate. A few blind incised lines are visible in raking light on the front and back of the drawing. Charles Bird King (1785-1862) was born in Newport, Rhode Island. He trained in London under Benjamin West. He eventually settled in Washington, D.C. in 1819, calculating it was a good base for one who sought to earn a living mainly by portraiture. He was thus in the right place when Commissioner of Indian Affairs Thomas L. McKenney decided to add portraits of leading Indian chiefs to the collection of artifacts he had begun when he became superintendent of Indian trade in 1816. McKenney conceived the idea of an Indian portrait gallery at the time of the visit of a large delegation of Indians from the Upper Missouri to Washington in 1821-22. King was commissioned to execute the portraits. An exceptionally handsome likeness of a Chippewa chief, sketched by one of the most famous and important, avidly collected portrait-makers of 19th-century American Indians, this study is one of the last fine Indian portraits by Charles Bird King still to be found in the art market. James D. Horan, THE McKENNEY-HALL PORTRAIT GALLERY OF AMERICAN INDIANS (New York: Crown, 1972), pp.206-7. Andrew F. Cosentino, THE PAINTINGS OF CHARLES BIRD KING - 1785-1862 (City of Washington: National Collection of Fine Arts & Smithsonian Institution Press, 1977), pp.203- 4, cat. nos. 409, 641. Herman J. Viola, THE INDIAN LEGACY OF CHARLES BIRD KING (Washington, D.C.: Smithsonian, 1976), p.128.

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        The Botanic Garden: Consisting of Highly Finished Representations of Hardy Ornamental Flowering Plants, Cultivated in Great Britain... Part VI. (Maund's Botanic Garden)

      London.: Simpkin and Marshall.. 1830.. 12 hand colored engravings each with 4 flowers depicted, tissue guards, unpaginated (each plate is followed by 4 sheets with information on each flower), 9 1/4 x 7 3/4 inches, decorative paper label on paper covered boards (hardbound). Cover extremities lightly worn with some light soiling; ink notation to verso of front endpaper, a few small foxing spots, front hinge a little tender. Soft crease, overall toning and light offset (despite a tissue guard) to frontispiece, other plates in very good clean condition. Exquisitely hand colored engravings by Edwin Dalton Smith with four botanical images to a page. Part VI from Maund's Botanic Garden. The title page description continues: "with Their Names, Classes, Orders, History, Qualities, Culture, and Physiological Observations." .

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      New Harmony, In.: Printed at the School Press, 1830-1834-[1838].. Seven original parts bound in one volume. Sixty-eight handcolored engraved plates (33 by C. Tiebout, 19 by S. Lyon, 7 by I. Walker, and 9 unsigned; 65 after Mrs. Say, 2 after C.A. Lesueur, and 1 unsigned). Original wrappers bound into modern three- quarter calf and marbled boards, spine gilt, marbled endpapers, without the lower wrappers to parts I and II. Very good. A very rare complete set of the New Harmony Edition of Say's AMERICAN CONCHOLOGY in the original parts. A fine set of Thomas Say's pioneering work devoted to American shells, issued by the School Press at the utopian colony of New Harmony, Indiana. Say began his career as a naturalist in Philadelphia before 1810. While his first published works were all entomological, he began gathering material on shells at an early date, and supplemented his knowledge with information gathered during numerous expeditions in the United States, including the Long expedition on the Great Plains in 1819-20. In 1827 he joined several other distinguished naturalists of the period in Robert Owen's utopian experiment at New Harmony, Indiana, and helped to establish the printing office at the school there. Having completed the work on his AMERICAN ENTOMOLOGY... before moving, he was able to devote all his time to AMERICAN CONCHOLOGY.... The first number appeared in 1830, followed by five additional sections through 1834. The last part, published after Say's death, is usually dated 1838 but may actually have been printed later than that and somewhere other than New Harmony. The rest of the text was printed at the School Press and the plates were beautifully colored by the students, nine of whom worked on the project at one time. All the products of the New Harmony press are rare, and this, the only one with color plates, is particularly so. As a piece of American natural history, it is the pioneering and major work in its field, by one of the great American naturalists. "Here are hand-colored copperplate engravings diamond fine in their precision. There was not even any varnish used to heighten the coloring. Looking at these little shells, it almost seems possible to pick them off the page" - McGrath. "A work as extraordinary for having been produced in the wilderness as for its elegance and the importance of its contribution to natural history" - Streeter. BYRD & PECKHAM 414. STREETER SALE 1413. BENNETT, p.94. MEISEL III:405. SABIN 77368. NISSEN (ZBI) 3614). McGRATH, pp.15-16.

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        American Conchology, or descriptions of the shells of North America, illustrated by coloured figures from original drawings executed from nature

      New Harmony, Indiana: Printed at the School Press, 1830-1834-[1838]. 1 vol. bound from the 7 original parts, octavo. (8 1/4 x 5 1/4 inches). 68 hand-coloured engraved plates (33 by C. Tiebout, 19 by S. Lyon, 7 by I. Walker and 9 unsigned; 65 after Mrs. Say, 2 after C.A. Lesueur and 1 unsigned). Expertly bound to style in brown half calf over marbled paper- covered boards, spine gilt, marbled endpapers, original wrappers bound in, without the lower wrappers to parts I and II. A very rare complete set of the New Harmony Edition of Say's `American Conchology' bound from the original parts A fine set of Thomas Say's pioneering work devoted to American shells, issued by the School Press at the utopian colony of New Harmony, Indiana. Say began his career as a naturalist in Philadelphia before 1810. While his first published works were all entomological, he began gathering material on shells at an early date, and supplemented his knowledge with information gathered during numerous expeditions in the United States, including the Long expedition on the Great Plains in 1819- 20. In 1827 he joined several other distinguished naturalists of the period in Robert Owen's utopian experiment at New Harmony, Indiana, and helped to establish the printing office at the school there. Having completed the work on his American Entomology... before moving, he was able to devote all his time to American Conchology.... The first number appeared in 1830, followed by five additional sections through 1834. The last part, published after Say's death, is usually dated 1838 but may actually have been printed later than that and somewhere other than New Harmony. The rest of the text was printed at the School Press and the plates were beautifully colored by the students, nine of whom worked on the project at one time. All the products of the New Harmony press are rare, and this, the only one with color plates, is particularly so. As a piece of American natural history, it is the pioneering and major work in its field, by one of the great American naturalists. "Here are hand- colored copperplate engravings diamond fine in their precision. There was not even any varnish used to heighten the coloring. Looking at these little shells, it almost seems possible to pick them off the page" - McGrath. "A work as extraordinary for having been produced in the wilderness as for its elegance and the importance of its contribution to natural history" - Streeter. Bennett p.94; Byrd & Peckham Indiana Imprints 414; McGrath pp.15-16; Meisel III, 405; Nissen ZBI 3614; Sabin 77368; Streeter Sale 1413

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        Cruchley’s Improved Geographical Companion Throughout England & Wales Including Part of Scotland

      London: G.F. Cruchley, 1830. . Map dimensions 96.5 65 cm, overall dimensions 99 x 67.54 cm. Large folding map of England and Wales, with original outline colour marking out the county boundaries. Very detailed tables to the left, lower and right edges listing towns and cities with their individual county names, market days, distances from London and populations in the census years 1801, 1811 and 1821. The whole dissected into 25 sections and mounted on linen, folding into the original green marbled slipcase with a publisher’s label to the upper board, matching marbled paper to folded end sections on the linen verso. of map, one side with a publisher’s advertisement. The slipcase slightly worn at the edges, though sound, some light offsetting to the map, a very good example overall.

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        National Portrait Gallery of Illustrious and Eminent Personages of the Nineteenth Century. In four volumes

      33 - London - Fisher, Son and Jackson, 1830 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. First edition. A smart first edition of this interesting account of important nineteenth century figures, with portraits. Bound in full calf, with stamped and gilt lettering and decoration, blindstamped decoration, raised bands, and marbled endpapers. Featuring 36 portraits to Volumes I, II, and III, and 37 to Volume IV - the majority tissue guarded - collated complete. Volume I published in 1830, Volume II in 1831, Volume III in 1832, and Volume IV in 1833. According to Copac, a fifth volume exists published rather later and to a slightly different format,but we have never seen it uniformly bound in with this work which is normally seen as it is here complete in four volumes. Condition: The bindings are generally tight and firm. The inner hinges of Volumes IV are slightly tender, but still holding well. The joints of all four volumes are just starting but still good. There is only mild wear to the extremities. Internally the pages are generally bright, with only a few intermittent spots and marks, and some offsetting from the plates as usual. Thereare tidemarksbut only prominent to the endpapers and margins. The front blanks of Volumes II,IIIand IV have beenpartially removed. All four volumes have the stamp of T. Billington to the front. The pages have been numbered in ink, with a General Index written in ink to the rear of Volume IV. Overall the condition is very good..

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      [London]: Published by Tombleson & Comp, 1830. Hardcover. Tombleson's "Thames," with thePanoramic Map in Fine, Fresh Condition. 283 x 222 mm (11 1/8 x 8 3/4"). 2 p.l, iv, 84 pp. Contemporary moss green moiré cloth by Cleaver (binder's ticket on front pastedown), flat spine, original brown morocco label. With engraved dedication, engraved title with vignette, a folding panoramic map (frequently missing) and 79 STEEL ENGRAVINGS of scenes along England's most important river, all within delicate decorative frames. Adams "London Illustrated" 178; Cohen "The Thames, 1580-1980: A General Bibliography" 184. Corners and head of spine a little bumped, rear joint starting at head, label chipped at lower edge, two small water spots to front board, persistent minor foxing to plates, as usual (noticeable on four of them, but never offensive), otherwise an excellent, fresh copy, with strong plate-marks, ample margins, and a sound binding (the map without the usual extra creases and entirely smooth and clean). The collection of beautifully engraved views takes us on a trip down the legendary river, where we can admires stately homes, castles, colleges, bridges, locks, towns, and pleasant pastures. Cohen, in his "Thames General Bibliography" says it "may be fairly considered the only and most complete work of this important river."The multi-talented William Tombleson (1795-ca. 1846) served not only as publisher but as engraver and original artist on all but four of the plates here. The text by William Gray Fearnside provides description and historical information on the various spots featured. The panoramic map, which was also issued separately, allows the reader to locate the site of a particular scene. Tombleson produced mostly architectural and topographical prints, and published another series of "Views on the Rhines," also with text by Fearnside.

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        LETTERS ON THE WEST INDIA QUESTION; addressed to the Right Honourable Sir George Murray, G.C.B., M.P. colonial secretary, &c. &c. by Presbyter

      London, T. and G. Underwood, 1830.. FIRST EDITION 1830, INSCRIBED BY THE AUTHOR, 8vo, 220 x 135 mm, 8½ x 5½ inches, pages vi, (2), 9-124, LACKING 15 PAGES OF AUTHOR'S NOTES AFTER THE END OF THE TEXT, attractive contemporary binding in full calf, decorative gilt border and rules to covers, skilfully rebacked with original backstrip laid on, gilt ruled border around lettering on spine, all edges gilt, marbled endpapers. A few minor marks to covers, spine a touch darkened, lettering very slightly rubbed, corners just very slightly worn, armorial bookplate of Hardy Bertram McCall and a tiny early binder's ticket (Dumfries) on front pastedown, an occasional pale spot to margins. A very good copy (lacking the author's notes as mentioned. A few copies were issued without the notes, possibly bound up as presentation copies before the notes were ready. The inscription on a blank following the front endpaper reads: "Miss Hardy From her Affectionate friend The Author - Ruthwell Manse, 22d September 1830." Rev. Henry Duncan (1774-1846) was a famous Scotsman, rector of Ruthwell a village and parish on the Solway Firth between Dumfries and Annan in Dumfries and Galloway. He was a great philanthropist and visionary, transforming the wretched lives of his parishioners by innovative schemes to restore their independence and dignity. Above all in 1810 he founded the first viable and efficient Savings Bank in a small building in Ruthwell which proved so successful that it was copied all over the country and he was known as the Father of the Savings Bank. He was also a passionate abolitionist and in our book he makes an attack on those British colonists in the West Indies who were ignoring the anti-slavery law which had been passed in 1807 and he also argues the case for the education of slaves. Sir George Murray to whom the letters are addressed was a was a Scottish soldier, a British Army officer and politician who at the time Duncan's book was published was Secretary of State for War and the Colonies. Goldsmiths' Library of Economic Literature, No. 26475. Sabin, Dictionary of Books Relating to America. MORE IMAGES ATTACHED TO THIS LISTING.

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        Spanien, oder Sitten, Gebräuche, Trachten und Denkmäler der Spanier. Nach den neuesten und Quellen bearbeitet von D. G. W. T. (d. i. August Ehrenstein)

      Leipzig, Hartleben 1830. 14 cm. 4 Teile in 2 Bänden. 172; 208, (2); 227, (1); 166 Seiten mit 34 Kupfertafeln (davon 8 ausfaltbar) von J. C. Reinhold und a. Festeinband, Halbleineneinband der Zeit - Engelmann, Geogr. 52 - Fromm 4094 (vgl.) - Lipperheide 1965 Jc 8 (franz.) - 2. Ausgabe der deutschen Bearbeitung von: Breton de la Martinière, Jean Baptiste Joseph: L'Espagne et le Portugal, ou moeurs, usages et costumes des habitans de ces royaumes. Die Faltkupfer mit Ansichten: Escorial, Montserrat, Taragona, Pantano von Alicante, Dom von Sevilla, Löwenhof der Alhambra, Dom zu Cordoba Schloß von Segovia; die übrigen Kupfer zeigen spanische Uniformen, Guerillas, Bolerotänzer, Volkstrachten, Stierkampf usw. Deckel Schabspuren, Blattränder stellenweise fleckig, Teil 1 und 3 Titel in Faksimile, auf dem Vorsatz Besitzeintrag 19. Jahrhundert, ohne Serientitel, Teil 4 ohne Inhaltsverzeichnis - Miniatur-Gemälde aus der Länder- und Völkerkunde 17-20 -

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        The Poetical Works of Henry Kirke White

      London: William Pickering, 1830. 16mo. lviii, 252pp. First Aldine edition. With a fore-edge painting by Don Noble. William Pickering, who had a close association with Charles Whittingham of the Chiswick Press, is credited as being the first publisher to entirely separate the functions of publishing and printing. In 1830 he published his famous set of works by England's great poets, from which this volume derives, using Aldus Manutius's dolphin-and-anchor printer's device on the title-pages. This volume is complemented by Noble's wonderful fore-edge painting of a whaling scene. A leading contemporary practitioner of the art, Noble was a mentor to Martin Frost, the other great modern fore-edge painter. The book is bound in full dark green morocco, with gilt corner decorations on both boards and gilt floral decorations on the spine, which is also lettered in gilt. Gilt rule to edges of boards. Minor scuffing and discoloration to boards; hinges somewhat worn, including splits to both of approximately two inches; a bit of shelf wear at spine head; some foxing and offsetting to preliminaries. Very good. A.e.g.

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        The Landscape Annual (5 Vols) 1830-34

      62 Cheapside, London: Robert Jennings and then Jennings and Chaplin., 1830 5 Volumes comprise The Tourist In Switzerland and Italy, 1830. The Tourist in Italy, 1831. The Tourist in Italy, 1832. The Tourist in Italy, 1833. The Tourist in France, 1834. All volumes in uniform 19c gilt and blind decorative calf, very lightly bumped and worn at corners and edges. Spines, slightly faded, upper joint or vol 1 & 3 slightly cracked, raised bands, attractive gilt tooling and titles. Internally, yellow endpapers, faint remains of bookplate to fpd & fep, text block edges in gilt, engraved frontis and additional engraved title page to each volume, 129 engraved plates, occasional minor spotting. Vol 1, The Tourist in Switzerland and Italy. Illustrated with drawings by S Prout, London Robert Jennings, 1830, [8], 278 pp, [2], 25 pls, 1 vignette, last 10 leaves chewed at margins base/gutter. Vol 2, The Tourist in Italy, Illustrated from drawings by S Prout, London, 1831, (vi), [2], 271 pp, 26 pls, [1], printed by Thomas Davison, Whitefriars, London. Vol 3, Tourist in Italy, illustrated from drawings by JD Harding, London, 1832, [4], (ii), [2], 286 pp, 24 pls, [2], printed by J Haddon, Castle Street, Finsbury. Vol 4, The Tourist In Italy, tiny chip to edge fep, illustrated from drawings by JD Harding, London, 1833, half title present, [6], 271 pp, 24 pls, + frontis & vignette, printed byJ Haddon, Castle Street, Finsbury. Vol 5, The Tourist in France, illustrated from drawings by JD Harding, London, 1834, half title present, (vi), [2], 280 pp, 26 pls, [1], printed by R Clay, Bread Street Hill, London.Roscoe, writer and translator, whose abundant production over a quarter of a century consists chiefly of translations and travel writing. See ODNB for a full Bio.

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        Punch and Judy

      NY: G.G. Sickels, 1830. Octavo. (14)ff., 91pp. First American edition. With a hand-colored frontispiece engraving of Mr. Punch, drawn by Cruikshank from the original miniature in the Royal Academy. Preceding the title page are twenty-three hand-colored, sequential illustrations depicting the events of the puppet show, each framed within a stage. Scenes shown include Mr. Punch's encounters with the Hangman, who ends up being hanged himself, and a final fight with the Devil. The accompanying text provides a dialogue of the puppet show, as well as an account its origins and the history of puppet-plays in England. Only two institutional copies recorded. Owners' signatures in pencil to the tops of two preliminary leaves, binding rebacked, expert paper repairs to a few of the plates.

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        The Whole Art of Dress! Or, The Road to Elegance and Fashion at the Enormous Saving of Thirty Per Cent!!!

      London: Effingham WIlson, 1830. First edition.. Hardcover. Good. Small 8vo. vii,(1),100pp. Hand colored frontispiece, plus six lithographed plates. Modern quarter morocco, spine in six compartments with raised bands, leather lettering label, gilt; cloth boards; vellum corners; marbled endpapers. With the original wrappers bound in at the rear. Without the publisher' s catalogue, sometimes present. Title, frontispiece and plates lightly soiled and stained; the bound-in covers are darkened and badly rubbed. A good copy in a fine binding. None of the bibliographical references assign an author. The front cover shows a “swell” in front of a cheval mirror, surrounded by boots, hats, brushes, combs, etc. The rear cover shows a scruffy gent in a bookshop with the caption “I want The Whole art of Dress!” The plates are of pantaloons, stocks and neck cloths, ties, hats, boots, etc. Rare. Abbey, Life, 422. Hiler, p. 989. Colas 3075.

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      Premium quality 1830, magnificent 48 volume complete set, THE WAVERLY NOVELS by Sir Walter Scott, in gorgeous half leather with marbled boards and page edging, all in vg to fine or better condition, printed for Cadell & Company, Edinburgh England, and Simpkin and Marshall, London.  All original labels, bindings, very clean with very minor foxing and minor light stains, all very tight, old owners book plate front end paper,.  4.25 x 6.5   See the many photos provided, ask any questions.  Rob Roy, Old Mortality, Woodstock, The Talisman, St. Ronan's Well, Ivanhoe, Black Dwarf and all the other volumes of this complete set.  Thank you for viewing, see our other fine books for sale.

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        Globe Artificiel et MÈcanique a líUsage du Petit GeographeÖ

      Paris,: circa, 1830.. A collapsible engraved and handcoloured globe in six gores (170 mm. tall); protected by the original lithographed portfolio, 8 folding pages of text; with loose double-sided engraved and hand-coloured card 'MÈcanisme du Glode Artificiel'; some browning and becoming frayed along the fold of the portfolio, inoffensive library stamp to interior of one of the gores, a very good and attractive example. Charming collapsible globe with accompanying booklet by the Frenchman Augustin Legrand.Legrand was active in the 1820s and 1830s and made delightful children's books, educational globes and friezes. He published any number of these educational books and novelties, the earliest dating from around 1800. His work is known for its graceful composition, as can be seen in his Planisphere suivant la projection de Mercator (circa 1830) now held in the National Library.These fragile globes are rare survivals, but were a popular educational toy of the period. The mapping of the globe is surprisingly accurate, with the various zones and also the ecliptic marked. Off the coast of New Zealand is marked the antipodes of Paris, and the map of "Nouvelle Hollande" is scattered with the older Dutch place names, but also "Botany Bay" and the unusual "T. de Grant" for the area that was initially called in French the Terre Napoleon after the territorial claims made in the wake of the Baudin voyage.The accompanying folding booklet contains a good description of the workings of "Le Globe artificial", including an overview of the basic components of geography (such as the various zones, the zodiac, and so on). There is also a five-page "Description de la Terre", with notes on Asia, Africa, Europe, America and Oceania ('celle-ci est accompagnÈe d'une quantitÈ d'âles que l'on dÈsigne sous le nom d'OcÈanie'). The text concludes with some spruiking for other relevant titles available at the publishers. There is also a separate hand-coloured card with, on one side, diagrams and a description of the "MÈcanisme du Globe artificiel", and on the other, of the "Zodiaque Ècliptique.".

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        Tableau Comparitif des Races et des Costumes

      Paris,: Basset, circa, 1830.. Engraving, 540 x 710mm.; in fine condition, mounted and framed. A very scarce tableau comparing various races of the five parts of the world.The tableau is composed of sections covering Europe, Asia, Oceania, America and Africa with a detailed list of the inhabitants recorded. The Oceania section includes New Holland, New Zealand and Hawaii.In the eighteenth century an interest in ethnography took a central place in the lives of educated Europeans as science and world history were not yet too esoteric and specialised for the average person to understand. Maritime discovery was enthusiastically followed by both the French and English nations and the savants of both countries had a keen intellectual curiosity in the ethnography of the newly-discovered Pacific islands.Oceania is represented by a man from New Holland in a striking pose and with his body painted, holding a club. The brief note in the key merely comments on the fact that the coast of this immense island has a sterile aspect, and that the inhabitants are of the deepest black with tough hair, lanky limbs and a "horrible" figure ("noir fuligineux, ? cheveux crÈpus, ? menb. grÍles ? figure Hideuse"). Of the New Zealanders the main point in the accompanying note is that they are cannibals similar in appearance to Tahitians, and for the Sandwich Islanders Perrot notes that seven of the main eleven islands in the group are inhabited, that the group was discovered by Captain Cook, and that the character of the Hawaiians is very gentle ("extrÍmement doux"). There are besides men from Vanikoro (where La PÈrouse was killed), a "cannibal" from Ombay, and several others.The publisher Basset was known for publishing engravings and papiers peints, while the work was prepared by Perrot, here designated with the very grand-sounding title IngÈnieur GÈographe, a term meaning surveyor or map-maker. Although not dated, this would appear to have been issued some time around 1830 (as the reference to La PÈrouse and Vanikoro would suggest). We have not seen this image previously so can assume it is quite rare in the market.

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      Limbird, Benjamin Franklin. Very Good with no dust jacket. 1830. Hardcover. We fit archival quality clear acrylic covers for additional protection whenever possible. ; B&W Illustrations; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 58, 55, 16 pages; Rebound in worn brown cloth, some pages loosening. THE WORKS OF DR BENJAMIN FRANKLIN CONSISTING OF ESSAYS HUMOROUS MORAL AND LITERARY WITH HIS LIFE WRITTEN BY HIMSELF; this is bound along with the exceedingly rare 16pp "LIFE OF WILLIAM CORBETT, M. P. Born March 9, 1762, died June 18, 1835." Illustrated title page of Corbett, publisher's imprint of Benjamin Franklin and at least partially printed in latter part circa 1821. Includes picture of his [ Corbett], house and plan of his land. No copies found, not listed in ESTC, not in LOC, not in USIANA, not in OCLC. .

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        Gedanken über Tod und Unsterblichkeit. Aus den Papieren eines Denkers nebst einem Anhang theologisch-satyrischer Xenien, herausgegeben von einem Freunde

      Nürnberg, Johann Adam Stein, 1830.. VIII, 248 S. Marmorierter Pappband d. Zt. Praktisch unauffindbar gewordene, erste öffentliche Publikation Ludwig Feuerbachs! Die polemische Schrift, eine nach dem leiblichen Tode fortdauernde Existenz der Seele genauso leugnend wie die Existenz eines persönlichen Gottes, führte zu einem offenen Gegensatz zu seinem Lehrer Hegel und zum baldigen Ende seiner universitären Karriere. - Etwas berieben und bestoßen. Titel mit vierzeiliger handschriftl. Widmung, datiert 1842. Ab ca. S. 140 schwach feuchtfleckig. Mit leichten Bleistiftanstreichungen. Insgesamt recht gutes Exemplar des seltenen und wichtigen Werkes!

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        Narrative of a Journey Overland from England,

      London, Henry Colburn and Richard Bentley, , 1830. by the Continent of Europe, Egypt, and the Red Sea, to India; including a Residence there, and Voyage Home, in the Years 1825, 26, 27, and 28. 2 volumes, octavo. Original scarlet linen, black leather labels to the spine. Tinted lithographic frontispiece to Volume I and 5 other similar plates. Lightly browned, some scattered foxing, lower joint of Volume I cracked, consequently slightly shaken, about very good. First Edition. The daughter of the classical scholar Edward Curteis, Katherine married Colonel Charles William Elwood, HEIC Army in 1824 and travelled put with him to India the following year. "The Elwoods travelled slowly south through Europe, viewing all the sights, landing in Egypt in April 1826, and sailed up the Nile to Cairo and Luxor. She wrote vivid, if somewhat romantic, descriptions of the social life, the surroundings of Cairo and its people... At Luxor they met Joseph Bonomi and Robert Hay... Her observations on how she was treated as a European woman are of particular interest. The Elwoods' journey from Luxor to Bombay by land and sea took over two months. From the Nile they travelled across the desert, with Mrs Elwood in a traditional litter slung between two camels...They sailed down the Red Sea to Jiddah, where they picked up a ship for Bombay. At al-Hudaydah she visited an Arab harem. Mrs Elwood's observations of life in India are vivid and irreverent, particularly concerning the lifestyle of the expatriates. She wrote also about plant and animal life, and Indian religions and languages. In 1826–7, when her husband was given command of a regiment, they moved north to the province of Cutch. Mrs Elwood was again in her element, writing about everything around, including her visit to a zenana. In 1828 the Elwoods sailed for England by way of Ceylon, the Cape of Good Hope, and St Helena." [ODNB]

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        Plate 769 (bird of prey in motion) from Animal Locomotion

      Eadweard Muybridge (English-born, American photographer, 1830-1904)Plate 769 (bird of prey in motion)From Animal LocomotionPhiladelphia: University of Pennsylvania, 1887Collotype Sheet size: 19" x 24"Eadweard Muybridge was a brilliant, eccentric photographer, who gained worldwide fame photographing animal and human movement imperceptible to the human eye. Muybridge?s given name was Edward James Muggeridge, and he was born at Kingston upon Thames in England. In 1855 Muybridge moved to San Francisco, starting his career as a publisher?s agent and bookseller. He left San Francisco at the end of the 1850s, after receiving severe injuries from a stagecoach accident, and returned to England. He returned to San Francisco, and found rapid success as a photographer focusing on landscape and architectural subjects. At this time he also started using the last name "Muybridge." His photographs were sold by various photographic entrepreneurs on Montgomery Street, San Francisco?s main commercial street at that time.Muybridge?s reputation as a photographer continued to grow with his photographs focusing on Yosemite and San Francisco. He spent many years working traveling as a successful photographer. In 1868, Muybridge was commissioned to photograph the recent territory of Alaska on a US Army expedition, and in 1871 was selected as the photographer for the High Sierra survey. In 1871 he also married Flora Stone.In 1872, Leland Stanford, a businessman, race-horse owner and former California governor, had taken a position on a popularly-debated question of the day: whether all four of a horse?s hooves left the ground at the same time during a gallop. Stanford sided with this assertion that they did, called "unsupported transit", and decided to find scientific proof to back his theory. Stanford hired Muybridge to settle the issue. To prove Stanford?s claim, Muybridge developed a scheme for instantaneous motion picture capture along with the chief engineer for the Southern Pacific Railroad, John D. Isaacs. In 1878, Muybridge successfully photographed a horse in fast motion to prove Stanford?s claim using a series of 24 cameras. This series of photographs, taken at what is now Stanford University, is now called The Horse in Motion, and is one of the most popular images in history. Hoping to capitalize upon the considerable public attention his photographs drew, Muybridge invented the Zoopraxiscope, which projected the images so the public could see realistic motion. The system was, in many ways, a precursor to the development of the motion picture film. His presentations of his photographs using the Zoopraxiscope in Europe and the United States were widely acclaimed by both the public and specialist audiences of scientists and artists.Mubridge?s lectures around the country brought him to the attention of several prominent Philadelphians, including Fairman Rogers, head of the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts, and artist Thomas Eakins. In 1883, Rogers invited Muybridge to give two lectures at the Academy. After the lecture, Muybridge found sponsorship with the University of Pennsylvania to being work on his Animal Locomotion study. The University constructed an outdoor studio for Muybridge, a three-sided black shed with white strings hanging on the back wall to form a grid for measuring the movement of a human or animal as it passed through the frames.In 1887 the University of Pennsylvania published Muybridge?s epic portfolio, which contains thousands of photographic locomotion studies of humans, animals and birds in a total of 781 folio prints.

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        A white goose with blue flecked neck, irridescent dark green wings tipped in black, irridescent dark blue back and tail, reddish-brown tinge to the underside of the tail, black feet and beak

      [Calcutta: circa 1830]. Watercolour and wash, on wove paper. 13 1/8 x 18 inches. Framed. A finely observed bird-portrait. The presence of three coconut palms in the background, allied to the fine brush-work suggest that this is a `Company School' drawing. The paper indicates a date of around 1830.

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        Le Robinson Suisse, ou Journal d'un Pere de Famille Naufrage avec ses Enfans. In five volumes, bound as three

      Paris - Arthus Bertrand, 1830 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. A wonderful copy of Isabelle de Montolieu's adaptation of Wyss's classic family adventure story. Translated out of the German by M. Viss. With a frontispiece to each title, and fouradditional plates, including one folding map. Complete in five volumes bound as three. The Swiss Family Robinson (German: Der Schweizerische Robinson) is a novel, first published in 1812, about a Swiss family shipwrecked in the East Indies en route to Port Jackson, Australia. Written by Swiss pastor Johann David Wyss and edited by his son Johann Rudolf Wyss, the novel was intended to teach his four sons about family values, good husbandry, the uses of the natural world and self-reliance. Wyss's attitude toward education is in line with the teachings of Jean-Jacques Rousseau, and many of the episodes have to do with Christian-oriented moral lessons such as frugality, husbandry, acceptance, cooperation, etc. It is said that Wyss was inspired by Defoe's Robinson Crusoe, but wanted to write a story from which his own children would learn, as the father in the story taught important lessons to his children. The Swiss Family Robinson has become one of the most popular books of all time. Isabelle de Montolieu (1751-1832) was a Swiss novelist and translator. She wrote in and translated to the French language. Montolieu penned a few original novels and over 100 volumes of translations. She wrote the first French translation of Jane Austen's Sense and Sensibility (Raison et Sensibilit, ou Les Deux Manires d'Aimer) and Persuasion (La Famille Elliot, ou L'Ancienne Inclination). One of her translations to French - Johann David Wyss's German-language The Swiss Family Robinson (Le Robinson suisse, ou, Journal d'un pre de famille, naufrag avec ses enfans) - was adapted and expanded by her with original episodes more than once. Montolieu's French version is the literal source of still frequently reprinted English translations - for example William H. G. Kingston's 1879 version, one of the most popular in English over the years, is actually a translation of Montolieu's French adaptation. Condition: In half calf bindings with marbled boards. Externally sound although rubbed. Front hinge of volume I held by one cord only. Internally, firmly bound. Very bright, and generally clean aside from a few scattered spots. Copperplate ink signature to front pastedown of volume I. Small closed tear to folding map. Overall: VERY GOOD.

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        ITALY, A POEM. [with] POEMS

      London: T. Cadell and others, 1830. FIRST EDITION, First Issue, of each work, with proofs of the engravings. Hardcover. 203 x 127 mm (8 x 5"). Two separately published works bound in two volumes. FIRST EDITION, First Issue, of each work, with proofs of the engravings. ESPECIALLY LOVELY EARLY 20TH CENTURY GREEN CRUSHED MOROCCO, LAVISHLY GILT, BY RIVIERE (stamp-signed on front turn-ins), covers with single gilt fillet border and ornate scallop-edged cornerpieces containing a large floral spray on a stippled background accented with a number of small tools; raised bands, spines densely gilt in compartments completely filled with flowers and small tools radiating from a central quatrefoil, turn-ins with gilt fillets and floral cornerpieces, all edges gilt. Each volume in a green linen dust jacket inside matching morocco-backed slipcases. With numerous engravings in the text, frontispiece (for "Poems"), and four full-page engravings, all by Finden after Turner, Stothard, and others. Just a hint of wear to the top inch of one joint, inoffensive offsetting from engravings, other trivial imperfections, but AN EXCEPTIONALLY BEAUTIFUL SET, clean and fresh internally, and THE BINDINGS IN ABSOLUTELY SPARKLING CONDITION. This is a finely illustrated and handsomely bound copy of Rogers' poem inspired by his travels in Italy (for more on the work, see item #107). The success of this edition was perhaps due as much to the artists as to the poet. In his vignettes, Turner (1775-1851) reveals the ability to embody the Romantic spirit in dreamy studies of architecture and landscape, unaided by color. The images made such an impression on Ruskin, then 13, that he felt they "determined the main tenor of [his] life." Like Turner, Stothard (1755-1834) had been a poor boy who rose to eminence through his talent. He illustrated a great number of works, including the novels of Goldsmith, Fielding, and Cervantes, as well as pictures to accompany Rogers' "Pleasures of Memory" in 1793. Apart from content and illustration, the present item is of great interest because of its bindings, executed with outstanding skill by one of the foremost firms in Britain. (For more Riviere, see item #154.) Our bindings have been particularly well served by their protective dust wrappers and slipcases, which have prevented the fading that usually plagues green morocco. While these two works by Rogers are a good distance from being rare, these particular copies are distinctive because of the splendid nature of their decoration and the remarkable state of their condition.

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      London. 1830.. [6],[2 blank leaves],[18]pp. plus 146 lithographic plates (some folding). Elephant folio. Modern half blue morocco and cloth, raised bands. Some slight foxing in margins of a few plates. Overall internally very good. This important series of topographical views and illustrations of Mayan artifacts, based on drawings made in 1805-7 by the French captain, Guillermo Dupaix, is the fourth volume of Lord Kingsborough's monumental eleven-volume ANTIQUITIES OF MEXICO. It is by far the most desirable volume of the set, since it is the only one with topographical views of the sites as they appeared at the beginning of the 19th century. The handsome lithographs depict Palenque, Mitla, and other important Mayan ruins. In addition, there are lithographs of ancient Mexican sculptures from specimens in the British Museum. There are also plates depicting the GIRO DEL MUNDO of Gemilli Careri, including an engraving of the Mexican calendar taken from a painting once owned by Boturini. Other volumes of this work are sometimes found with colored plates; however, the plates in the present volume are never found colored (except for a few partially colored plans and the marvelous colored plate of the Mexican calendar taken from Gemilli's work mentioned above). This is the first publication of Dupaix's work, the most extensive series of views of the Mayan ruins to have appeared in print up to that time. His work was republished in a different format in Paris in 1833-34. The Kingsborough publication is the more lavish of the two versions, as well as having priority. A most important series of Meso- American views. SABIN 37800. RICH II:33.

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        The Cabinet of Natural History and American Rural Sports with illustrations

      Philadelphia: J. and T. Doughty, 1830-1833-[1834]. 2 volumes, quarto. (11 x 9 1/4 inches). Text in two columns. 2 uncoloured steel-engraved titles with vignettes, 2 uncoloured steel-engraved portrait frontispieces, 49 plates (1 uncoloured wood-engraving, 1 uncoloured steel-engraving, 1 hand- coloured steel-engraving after Thomas Doughty and 46 hand-coloured lithographs by Thomas Doughty [23], M.E.D. Brown [11], J.G. Clonney [8] and others). Extra-illustrated with the front and rear wrappers from Vol. 1, number V and Vol. 2, number II, an original front wrapper from vol. 3, number III and the complete suite of 8 plates from vol. 3 (7 hand-coloured lithographs, 1 uncoloured engraving). Expertly bound to style in red morocco over contemporary red cloth boards, spines in five compartments with wide flat bands, tooled in gilt on each band, lettered in gilt in the second and fourth compartments. The first American sporting book with coloured plates, illustrated and published by the founder of the Hudson River school. This an extraordinary copy, extra-illustrated with original wrappers and a complete suite of plates from the very rare third volume. The Cabinet of Natural History, "an amalgam of natural history, sporting accounts, travel narratives, and practical advice for the countryman" (Reese), was started by the brothers Thomas and John Doughty in Philadelphia. It was issued in monthly parts and ran from the end of 1830 until the spring of 1834 when it abruptly ceased publication. The first volume (made up of 12 parts ) was certainly the work of both Doughty brothers, with virtually all the plates being the work of Thomas, but, by the time the third part of the second volume had been issued the partnership had been disbanded. Thomas had moved to Boston to pursue his career as a painter, and as of 17 May 1832, John Doughty was the sole proprietor. Evidently Thomas's input was sorely missed and by mid-summer John was advising his subscribers that unless the level of support improved he would have to discontinue the publication. In the end, the periodical continued for almost another year before John Doughty's prediction was fulfilled and the publication came to a sudden halt with part IV of volume III. However, despite its relatively short life the Cabinet of Natural History left behind an important legacy: Bennett calls it the `first major sport print color plate book produced in America', the text includes first-hand accounts of hunting expeditions of all kinds and are amongst the earliest of their kind (some of which were reprinted by the Derrydale Press in 1928), the plates include the `first colored sporting prints made in America' (Henderson), and most importantly the work includes a significant number of original lithographs by Thomas Doughty, one of the great names in 19th-century American art. "Of all the predecessors to [Thomas] Cole and his followers, the single artist who could most reasonably claim Cole's mantle as the founder of the [Hudson River] school is the appealing figure of Thomas Doughty, who at one juncture was hailed as 'the all-American Claude Lorrain'" (Howat, The Hudson River and its Painters, p.31). As a painter Doughty "holds a place unique among artists of this country as having initiated the American discovery of the American landscape" (Looney). His importance as a printmaker, however, has yet to be fully recognised or adequately defined, for though "there are many prints to which Doughty's name is attached as artist only, there are only a few for which he was initially completely responsible ... These are the 23 lithographs made specifically for Volume I of ... The Cabinet of Natural History " (op. cit.). Doughty initially trained as a leather currier but by 1820 was listing himself in the Philadelphia City Directory as a landscape painter. "He was restless .. .energetic ... gifted ... [and] was popular almost from the start. People obviously liked his vision of a benevolent natural world ... He exhibited frequently in Philadelphia and elsewhere" (op.cit.). His work was engraved for use in various publications from the early 1820s onwards, but his "major contribution to the world of printmaking, however, lies not in the 40-odd illustrations taken from his paintings and drawings but rather in the plates he himself made for [the present work]" (op.cit). American lithography was still in its infancy when the Doughtys began their periodical, and it is not clear where Thomas learned the art. "He proved himself an able practitioner in the plates of Volume I of the Cabinet, which are important as the first sporting prints in color made in America" (op.cit.). This volume also has the distinction of being the first major book of any kind with coloured lithographic plates printed in America. There were two earlier minor works but "their lithographic illustrations, being chiefly diagrams, have not the same artistic quality as those of the Cabinet of 1830 with its studies of birds and animals in natural settings and dramatic landscapes. Moreover, the Cabinet was widely distributed, and the first eight issues at least were a popular success. In this way, introducing the colored lithograph to a wide audience, it made an important contribution to the development of American lithography ... 1830 was thus crucial in the history of American lithography for the lithographic print came of age, and this was largely through the work of Thomas Doughty" (Looney). "It marks the beginning of dominance of lithography in book illustration" (Reese). The third volume, discontinued after but four parts due to lack of subscription in the publication, is quite rare and is seldom found; this copy includes all 8 plates published in the third volume, along with an original parts wrapper from volume three, part 3. In addition, this set is extra-illustrated with two parts wrappers (front and back) from volume one and two parts. The rear wrappers are of particular interest, containing a prospectus for the work and an advertisement for an ornithological work never published. Bennett, p.35; Gee 132; R.W. Henderson Early American Sport pp.37-42; J.K. Howat The Hudson River and its painters (1972) p.31; Howes D433, "c"; Robert F. Looney "Thomas Doughty, Printmaker," in Philadelphia Printmaking West Chester, 1976, pp. 130-148; Meisel III, p.404 (vols. I and II only); Phillips 69; Reese Stamped with a National Character 12; Sabin 9795 (vols. I and II only); Wood p.275.

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        The History of England

      London: Printed for T. Cadell et al.,, 1830. From the invasion of Julius Caesar to the revolution in 1688. 6 volumes, octavo (214 × 133 mm). Contemporary tan calf, brown morocco label, rules to boards in blind, cream endpapers, sprinkled edges. Engraved frontispiece of the author. Ownership signature to top of binder's front blanks, some occasional light foxing and browning, spines and boards a little rubbed, a very good set. New edition. A handsomely bound edition of Hume's classic work, first published in 1776.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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        2 autograph letters signed, one of which with a half-page postscript by his brother Joseph.

      N. p. resp. Vienna, [1827] and 1830. - 4to and oblong 8vo. Altogether 4 pp. One letter with autograph address. To one Friedrich Ehrlich from Calve's bookstore in Prague. - One letter with small defect on f. 2 from opening the letter (negligible loss to text).

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat INLIBRIS Gilhofer Nfg. GmbH]
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        dizionario piemontese

      carmagnola 1830 dizionario piemontese italiano-latino-e francese-compilato dal sac.casimiro galli-di chieri-edizione seconda-in due volumi-editore carmagnola-dalla tipografia di pietro barbie-1830-rilegato cartonato-con tasselli sulla costa-segni del tempo su piatto e costa-discreto stato dei volumi

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        Contes d'Espagne et d'Italie

      - Paris, Levavasseur, Urbain Canel, 1830. In-8, VIII-(2)-238 p., reliure d'époque demi-basane, pièce de titre, dos orné, non rogné (petite mouillure, trou de vers en marge). / 8vo, quarter sheepskin, title piece, adorned back, untrimmed (light waterstain). Edition originale, tirage à 500 exemplaires, exemplaire à très grandes marges (page de 22 x 13 cm). * Clouzot, 215 : "exceptionnel en reliure d'époque de bonne qualité". / First edition, 500 copies printed, scarce in contemporary binding. * Voir photographie(s) / See picture(s). Langue : Français

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        Black Cobra Capello. Naia Tripudian S. var Nigra.

      Treuttel & Wurtz, c. 1830. - Print. 43 x 21 cm. Fine hand coloured engraved lithographic print. Framed and glazed.

      [Bookseller: Michael S. Kemp, Bookseller]
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        Tales of the Classics: a new delineation of the most popular fables, legends, and allegories commemorated in the works of poets, painters, and sculptors. Selected and written by a lady, for the amusement and instruction of her own daughters

      London: Henry Colburn and Richard Bentley, 1830 First edition. Nineteenth-century half red morocco over decorative boards, gilt spine. . Three volumes in one, large twelvemo. Some rubbing and a few scuffs to binding extremities. A very good copy of a scarce set. This is a an exhaustive survey of Greek mythology, intended "as a useful and not inelegant manual, for the purposes of education in schools and families; besides forming a compendium suited to the cabinet or study of the amateur of the fine arts, and an interesting vade mecum for the young traveller in his tour through Italy and other countries of classic interest." It is dedicated to the future Victoria, then a child of eleven, and with the death of her uncle George IV and the accession of his brother William Duke of Clarence, the presumptive heir to the British throne. The name of the author is unknown, though she is clearly educated and literature. The dedication is dated Wadlands, July 1829.

      [Bookseller: Michael R. Thompson, Booksellers, ABAA/I]
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      Blyertsteckning. Gamla påskrifter nedanför bilden: »C. Wahlbom ritadt af honom sjelf» samt »Prof. Wahlboms porträtt - tecknadt af honom sjel[f]». 22,5 × 16 cm. Odaterad, men rimligen utförd på 1830-talet då Wahlbom var i 20-årsåldern. Två hörn med smärre pappersförlust efter en tidigare montering, liten tejpfläck i nedre vänstra hörnet. Inramad. Livligt självporträtt av en ung, glasögonprydd Carl Wahlbom sedd nästan rakt framifrån. Fin, detaljerad valörteckning av ansiktet, dräkten återgiven mer summariskt. Tidigare odokumenterad. Wahlbom gjorde sig känd framförallt som djur- och historiemålare. Han har endast målat enstaka porträtt, men hörde till sin generations främsta tecknare och har utfört fina bilder av vänner och konstnärskolleger, däribland Per Henrik Ling (Göteborgs museum) och Per Wickenberg (Nationalmuseum). Flera självporträtt har bevarats, av vilka detta måste vara ett av de allra tidigaste.Wahlbom lämnade Sverige 1838 för studier i Paris och Rom. Såväl akvareller som mästerliga skisser från vardagslivet visar hur mycket hans stil utvecklades, särskilt under tiden i Paris. Under en tid arbetade han med illustrationer till en ambitiös utgåva av Gustav II Adolfs historia, men projektets engelska förläggare drabbades av ekonomiska svårigheter och det hela gick om intet. Efter en tid i Stockholm som lärare vid Konstakademien sökte sig Wahlbom på nytt utomlands 1853. Han hoppades kunna förbättra sin hälsa, men dog slutligen i London vid 48 års ålder och ligger begravd i Woking

      [Bookseller: Lorenz B. Hatt]
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