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        Archiv der Staats-Papiere für Bankiers, Kaufleute und Kapitalisten nebst den nöthigen Notizen über die Berechnung der Staats-Papiere und den Zustand der Staatsschulden.

      Leipzig, Immanuel Müller, 1830. - VIII 183 (1) S., 3 (1) gef. Taf., HLdr., min. bestoßen, tls. stockfl. -- Humpert 6882. Stammhammer; Finanzwissenschaft 260. - Erste Ausgabe seiner ersten Veröffentlichung. --. Baden. Baiern. Brasilien. Buenos-Aires. Chili. columbien. Dänemark. England. Frankfurter Kurs-Blatt. Frankreich. Griechenland. Haiti. Hamburger Kurs-Blatt. Hannover. Hessen-Darmstadt. Holland. Mexiko. Nassau. Neapel. Nord-Amerika. Norwegen. Oestreich. Parma. Peru. Polen. Preußen. Rußland. Sachsen. Schweden. Spanien. Würtemberg. .-- [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: | Antiquariat Hohmann]
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        Full-length aquatint engraving by Franz Hegi (1774-1850) after the sculpture by Louis François Roubillac in Westminster Abbey

      [?Paris]: [ca. 1830]. 207 x 167 mm. Hinged at upper corners of verso. A fine impression on wove paper with good margins.

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        The Life of a Lawyer. Written by Himself

      An absorbing fictionalized autobiography ostensibly written at age seventy-two, recounting the phenomenal rise of the author, who, orphaned at age four, becomes a law clerk, Lincoln's Inn bencher, Attorney General, and, ultimately, Lord Chancellor. Contemporary 3/4 calf over marbled boards, edges and endpapers, rubbed, the label lost, a bit strained, else a good clean copy. Saunders and Benning . . . 43, Fleet Street, London, 1830.

      [Bookseller: Meyer Boswell Books, Inc.]
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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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        Veduta della Fortezza di Pisa. 1. Bastioni e mura della Fortezza. 2. Fiume Arno. 3. S. Matteo. 4. Piaggioneove si conservano i grani. 5. Granaj. 6. Strada che conduce nella Fortezza.

      1830. 1830 circa. Incisione in rame all'acquaforte, b/n, cm 31 x 44,8 circa (alla lastra) più ampi margini; in basso asn. , in lastra, "Antonio Niccolini deli:" ; in basso a ds., in lastra, "Fambrini inci." e, in basso, il numero "12".Esemplare stampato su carta forte, in ampi margini e in bella inchiostratura.

      [Bookseller: Studio Bibliografico Botteghina D'arte G]
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        Palais de la Tauride.

      Artist: Anonymus ; date: 1830 - - technic: Lithography; colorit: colored; condition: Perfect condition; size (in cm): 23,5 x 34 - description: View of the Taurische Palais in St. Petersburg with decorative ships in the forground. The palais has been build from Iwan Starow on behalf of Katharina the great.Saint Petersburg was founded by Tsar Peter the Great on May 27, 1703. Between 1713 and 1728 and 1732 and 1918, Saint Petersburg was the imperial capital of Russia. In 1918, the central government bodies moved from Saint Petersburg to Moscow. It is Russias 2nd largest city after Moscow with 5 million inhabitants and the fourth most populated federal subject. Saint Petersburg is a major European cultural center, and also an important Russian port on the Baltic Sea.

      [Bookseller: Antique Sommer& Sapunaru KG]
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        Select Views on the River Clyde. Views of Edinburgh

      Moon, Boyes & Graves, London 1830 - Pp. xii, 268, 168, 2, 42 engraved plates. Bound together with 'Modern Athens! Displayed In A Series Of Views: or Edinburgh in the Nineteenth Century.' Published London, Jones & Co. 1829. pp. engraved title page, 74(?), 39 engraved plates by Thomas H Shepherd. Contemporary half calf, neatly recased. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Anah Dunsheath RareBooks ABA ANZAAB ILAB]
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        Il Costume Antico e Moderno, o Storia Del Governo, . Vols 1 to 7 of Asia & Vols 1 to 10 of Europe. 17 Volumes in Total;

      Tipografia Vignozzzi, Livorno 1830 - The seven volumes covering Asia have a folding map of the world in volume and numerous coloured plates of costume and a few plaNS [CORRECT AS THE PLATE LISTS IN EACH VOLUME].The ten volumes covering Europe have a folding map of Europe in vol I [with a tear without loss] and some coloured plates but not complete as lists. The 17 volumes, dated between 1830 & 1837 are uniformly bound iun attractive fullm vellum gilt with black and red title labels. Occasional foxin internally but externally a very attractive and decorative vellum set occupying a total shelf space of 27 ins [ 69 cm]. These are sold as an incomlete collection mainly for interior decroation. Size: 12mo (6 x Ins Approx. 15 x 10cm) [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: BATES AND HINDMARCH]
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        Letterproef der Boekdrukkery

      : 1830 : Arnhem : Folio, 44 leaves comprising the titlepage, 28 leaves of type specimens including music; 5 leaves of 'Bloemen' (fleurons and rules); 1 of numerals; 1 of algebraic symbols and fractions; 3 of coats of arms of the Netherlands; and 5 of vignettes. The titlepage has a factotem vignette showing three boys in a printing shop. : A fine and very rare printer's type specimen, showing the range of types and ornament in a Dutch printing house in the early nineteenth-century. A wide range of both display and book types is shown as well as a large stock of ornaments. The firm was founded by Herman Carel Anton Thieme, from Wesel in Germany, in 1792. The business was continued by his four sons, two in Arnhem and two in Zutphen. Carl Albert was his grandson and operated as a bookseller, printer and publisher in Arnhem from 1815; he was the publisher of the Arnhemse courant. On the database his active dates are given as 1834-1843, which we can now extend back by 4 years to 1830, the date of this specimen. It was not known to Bigmore and Wyman, Davis and Orioli or Jammes. OCLC locates only a single copy at Amsterdam University Librarary. In fact there are two copies there, one in the original boards (my thanks to Astrid Balsem for checking the collation of the Amsterdam copies which are identical to the present copy).

      [Bookseller: Roger Gaskell Rare Books]
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      Title and twenty-six leaves, all printed on rectos only, showing 'landscaped' representations of the letters of the alphabet; some signed in the plate: L. E. M. Jones (of whom nothing is know to date). Original printed wrappers, being a duplicate of the title-page. 24 x 17 cm. First edition. Wrappers worn at spine and foxed on the inner faces; some light foxing here & there throughout; else a very good copy of this rare alphabet, a masterpiece of early lithography. Copies in wrappers are rare. Michael Twyman who produced a facsimile of this work in 1987, could only locate seven copies, of which only one retained its original wrappers. Six of the seven were printed on India paper; only one being on more substantial paper, as is this copy.A copy of Michael Twyman's facsimile is included. Copies: 2 in private collections; Houghton Library, Harvard; Museum of Fine Arts, Boston; Smith College Rare Book Room; The Victoria and Albert Museum; Yale Center for British Art. Facsimiles: The Landscape Alphabet. Mortimer & Swenson. 1981. The Landscape Alphabet. Twyman. 1987.

      [Bookseller: David Miles]
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        Die Löwinn Felis Leo Faemmina. [Lioness]

      ~p~Carl Joseph BRODTMANN (1787 - 1862). Original hand-coloured lithographs for the Naturhistorische Bilder Gallerie aus dem Theirreiche, [Natural History Picture Gallery of the Animal Kingdom], Zürich or Schaffhausen, c.1830. 350 x 420 mm approximately.~p~ Die Löwinn Felis Leo Faemmina. [Lioness].£795

      [Bookseller: Henry Sotheran Ltd.]
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         Mémoire sur les chemins à ornières

      Paris, Bachelier, 1830, in 8°, de 200pp., ill. de 3 grandes planches gravées se dépl. de locomotives, cart. papier marbré moderne genre ancien, p. de t. bleue, rousseurs (ex-libris Charles Dollfus, historien de la locomotion) Edition originale rare. C'est le premier texte de l'ingénieur A. Perdonnet consacré au chemins de fer (chemins à ornières). Un ouvrage rédigé à l'issue d'un voyage d'étude en 1828 en Angleterre avec son collègue polytechnicien Léon Coste. Il y est surtout question des première locomotives anglaises de Stephenson, Wood, Tredgold, James & Anderson, la fusée (the Rocket), la Sans-Pareil, la Cyclopède, la Persévérance... C'est en 1830 que Perdonnet intègre l'équipe d'ingénieurs travaillant sur le projet et la construction du chemin de fer de Paris à Saint-Germain, qui sera inaugurée en août 1837. C'est la première ligne de voyageurs en France. Il sera ensuite directeur de l'École Centrale des Arts et Manufactures de 1862 à 1867. ¶ Laurent de Villedeuil Biblio. chemins de fer p.104. "Cet ouvrage est, à proprement parler, une description des chemins de fer anglais que les deux ingénieurs avaient visités en 1828..."

      [Bookseller: L'intersigne Livres anciens]
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        FÜRSTENFELDBRUCK., "Fürstenfeld-Bruck". Ansicht aus der Ferne über Gewässer hinweg.

      Bleistiftzeichnung von Josef Willroider, signiert, dat. (18)90 u. bezeichnet, 32 x 49 cm. Thieme-Becker Bd. XXXVI, S. 35. - Schöne, flüssige Zeichnung des bekannten Landschaftsmalers und Radierers (1830 Villach - München 1915). - Stellenweise etwas stockfleckig und gebräunt, verso kleiner Nummernstempel. Aquarell/Zeichnung, BAYERN, Oberbayern

      [Bookseller: Buch- und Kunstantiquariat]
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        DAS RHEINTHAL von Bingen bus zum Lurley. (The Valley of the Rhine from Bingen to Lurley.)

      A nine section (counting the front cover) panorama, with eight of the sections having hand-coloured lithographed shaped scenes of the valley of the Rhine. Complete with original slipcase with mounted pictorial label. Case a little rubbed; front panel of peepshow lightly soiled; else an excellent copy. This is one of two peepshows that this company issued of the Rhine.

      [Bookseller: David Miles]
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        A collection of 25 chapbooks.

      Each has a hand-coloured engraved frontispiece ['with a beautiful Engraving'] and is of 16 pages. The titles are: The Remarkable History of Goody Two Shoes; The Seven Voyage of Sinbad The Sailor; Beauty and the Beast; The Life of Robinson Crusoe; Valentine and Orson; The Surprising Adventures of Tom Thumb; The Singular Story of Puss in Boots; Three-Fingered Jack; The Surprising Story of the White Cat; The Fair One with Golden Locks; Gulliver's Voyage to Lilliput; The Yellow Dwarf and the Princess All Fair; The Invisible Prince; The King of the Golden Mountain. To which is added The Waggish Musician; The Golden Goose; to which is added The Three Travelling Cocks; Graciosa and Percinet; The Butterfly; to which is added Prince Brilliant; The Fairy Cri-Cri; The Adventures of Philip Quarll; The Wonderful History of Jack and the Beanstalk; The Surprising History of Jack the Giant-Killer; The Celebrated History of the Renowned Robin Hood; The History of Little Red Riding Hood; Diamonds and Toads; Riquet with the Tuft.Bound, without their original paper wrappers, in contemporary half calf gilt over Dutch floral paper. 10.6 x 6.8 cm. Spine with loss to the leather; occasional light soiling; some fore-edges shaved very close; contemporary ownership name and date on endpaper; 'Louis Hunt 1834.' Else a very good, probably unique, collection of chapbooks from a single publisher.

      [Bookseller: David Miles]
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        Janvier 1830. Promenade pittoresque dans Paris.

      Bichebois & cie, Chaillou-Potrelle, Rittner ; London, Tilt, A Paris 1830 - 7 lithographies (19 x 13 cm) en feuilles, sous couverture verte illustrée. Suite complète de 7 lithographies en noir du peintre et lithographe Victor Adam (1801-1886), et de Sabatier et Bichebois. La planche 7 et dernière n'a pas d'encadrement. La couverture porte une vignette lithographiée d'après Adam intitulée Costumes parisiens. Belle suite lithographiée de scènes de Paris enneigé : Thermomètre de l'ingénieur Chevallier, Château d'eau, Chauffoir public, La Seine au pont de la grève, Champs Élysées, Pont Neuf, Chantier de bois à brûler. Petites rousseurs ; marge supérieure de la couverture brunie. Timbre sec « Bichebois aîné Paris » sur chaque planche.

      [Bookseller: Bonnefoi Livres Anciens]
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        Children's Chapbooks.

      A good collection of some 37 children's chapbooks issued by James Kendrew of York circa 1830, bound in two half calf, gilt volumes. Of the 37 titles, 22 are from the Halfpenny Book series (16pp.); 14 are from the Penny Book series (32pp.); and one from the Penny Book series (24pp.). All are in fine condition and illustrated throughout with woodcuts. Bound with original wrappers as issued. The titles are; Puss In Boots. The House That Jack Built. The Silver Penny. The History of Giles Gingerbread. The World Turned Upside Down. The Parent's Best Gift. The Entertaining Story of Little Red Riding Hood. Mrs. Lovechild's Golden Present. The Foundling. The History of Whittington and His Cat. The History of Tommy and Harry. The Cries of London. A Collection of Fables. Tom Thumb's Folio. Cinderilla. The Courtship, Marriage, and Pic-nic Dinner of Cock Robin and Jenny Wren. The Death and Burial of Cock Robin. Old Dame Trot and Her Comical Cat. The Life of Jack Sprat. Jack and Jill. The New Riddle Book. The History of Simple Simon. A Collection of Birds and Riddles. The Waggon Load of Money. A Visit to The Tower. We Are Seven. The History of Little Tom Tucker. The History of a Little Boy Found Under An Haycock. The Cheerful Warbler. Cinderilla. The Comic Adventures of Old Mother Hubbard and Her Dog. The Life and Death of Jenny Wren. The Mother's Gift. Tom, The Piper's Son. Jack Jingle and Sucky Shingle. Jacky Dandy's Delight. The History of Sam the Sportsman. The two volumes are bound in later half leather marbled boards; decorated and lettered gilt on spines. 10.6 x 7 cm. All are in fine condition.

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        Voyage aux Iles de la Mer du Sud, en 1827 et 1828, et Rélation de la Découverte du Sort de La Pérouse.

      Paris: Pillet, 1830. Two volumes, octavo, three lithographic plates (two folding) and chart of the island of Mannicolo, unopened in original green printed wrappers, housed in folding cloth case. A very appealing copy of the first French edition of the voyage which solved the riddle of La Pérouse, unopened in the original printed wrappers.Forty years after the disappearance of La Pérouse, Peter Dillon, a sandalwood trader, called at the Solomon Islands. When a silver sword guard was shown to him, he suspected that he might have accidentally discovered the solution of a mystery that had tormented the French for decades. At Vanikoro he found many relics including a portion of the stern of the Boussole, ships' bells stamped 'Bazin m'a fait', monogrammed silver, metal fragments and mill stones known to have been aboard. One islander (shown here on a folding plate) had a glass piece from a thermometer in his nose. In recognition of his discovery Dillon was made a Chevalier of the Légion d'Honneur, his expenses defrayed and he was granted a pension. His book was commercially successful, appearing in English and French editions promptly and eventually in a number of translations.Aside from the startling discovery of the fate of La Pérouse, Dillon's narrative is a classic account of the south Pacific in the 1820s. Hocken describes the author as 'a splendid specimen of a wild Irishman and seaman' and his narrative reflects the excitement and dangers of a sole trader in the south Pacific during this era. It is rich in descriptions of Australia and New Zealand, where Dillon was active as a trader and entrepreneur for many years. The fine and dramatic plates are reproduced from the first English edition of 1829, and were prepared by Godefroy Englemann who developed the process of chromolithography.Interestingly, the publisher Pillet also issued the official account of the Freycinet voyage, and that work is advertised here in the publisher's notice at the end of the second volume. A little foxing yet excellent.

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        The Practical Gardener. Volume I & II.

      London. Thomas Kelly. 1829-1830. VOLUME I AND VOLUME II FROM DIFFERENT EDITIONS: Volume I with a title page copyright 1830 (in addition to pictorial title page dated 1828); volume II title page is copyright 1829. BINDING OF VOLUMES DOES NOT MATCH. VOLUME I: Hard back volume, 8.25 x 5.5 inches, leather binding, xxviii 554pp, with pagination beginning with the Preface (iii thru viii) and a brief history of gardening (ix thru xxviii). The boards are scuffed and mottled with one plum-sized stain. 3.5 inch vertical crack (repaired) to front joint. The spine itself is dry and cracked and bumped at top and bottom. The bulk of the book (pp 1 thru 554) gives focus to the Culinary (or Kitchen) Garden and to the Fruit Garden. The volume contains a feebly imagined engraved frontispiece (tears and stains in margins of free edges) and four beautifully hand-colored plates depicting fruit: strawberry, pineapple, pear and apple (three dated 1828; one 1829). These plates suffer modest toning, light soiling and a light dampstain (.25 inch at deepest point) across the top margin, a condition also affecting, less detrimentally, the text portion of the Fruit Garden. The text remains tightly bound, save for a single loose page in the Fruit Garden section.VOLUME II: Hard back volume, 8.5 x 5.5 inches, half-leather binding, with pagination beginning at p. 555 and ending on index p. 1120. A 142 pp. Supplement follows the primary text; it is in two parts: "The Stove" and "Nursery and Planting." The last page provides Directions to the Binder and, on verso, an advert for "a new and elegant work" by McIntosh entitled "Flora and Pomona." The volume contains twenty-three full page plates, ten beautifully hand-colored depicting flowering plants. A black and white plate entitled Late Forcing Pit has suffered a vertical tear; only half the plate remains. The placement of plates appears to match the instructions to the binder appearing at the rear of the book. The volume is missing the front free end paper; previous owner's address on the blank page preceding the title page. One inch split to top of front joint. The index and final page at rear have separated from the text block and are held in place by the rear free end paper, resulting in wear to the fore-edge of these sheets. Scattered light foxing to the text block and black and white plates, the color plates are in very good condition: clean and bright. This was an extremely popular work which was published in several editions over a matter of just a few years, as the rage for gardening spread among the expanding British middleclass..VOLUME I: The complete information on the title page reads: "The Practical Gardener, and Modern Horticulturist; containing the latest and most approved methods for the management of the kitchen, fruit and flower garden, the green house, hot house etc. etc. for every month in the year; each department being distinctly and separately arranged; illustrated by numerous designs of the most eligible plans for the formation of Kitchen and Pleasure Gardens, the erection of hot houses, hot beds, green houses, conservatories, walls, fences, etc. etc. including the New Method of Heating Forcing-Houses with Hot Water Only; forming a complete system of modern practice, in the various branches of Horticultural Science. Embellished with highly finished engravings of some of the most choice and valuable fruits and flowers now cultivated in this country. By Charles McIntosh CMCHS Late Gardener to the Right Honorable the Earl of Braedalbane, and Sir Thomas Baring," etc. The first chapter is a brief history entitled "The Rise and Progress of Gardening"; subsequent sections are entitled "The Culinary Garden" and "The Fruit Garden," both of which are organized by the months of the year, beginning in January, with a discussion of gardening activities appropriate to the season and the specific vegetable or fruit. The final chapter consists of "The Forcing Garden" (or Hot House Garden) The four color plates are most attractive, with condition issues noted.VOLUME II: The complete information on the title page reads: "The Practical Gardener, and Modern Horticulturist; containing the latest and most approved methods for the management of the kitchen, fruit and flower garden, the green house, hot house etc. etc. for every month in the year; each department being distinctly and separately arranged; illustrated by numerous designs of the most eligible plans for the formation of Kitchen and Pleasure Gardens, the erection of hot houses, hot beds, green houses, conservatories, walls, fences, etc. etc. including the New Method of Heating Forcing-Houses with Hot Water Only; forming a complete system of modern practice, in the various branches of Horticultural Science. Embellished with highly finished engravings of some of the most choice and valuable fruits and flowers now cultivated in this country. By Charles McIntosh CMCHS Late Gardener to the Right Honorable the Earl of Braedalbane, and Sir Thomas Baring," etc. The volume is organized by the months of the year, beginning in January, with a discussion of gardening activities appropriate to the season. The color plates are clean and attractive, and the volume is in overall good condition, with defects noted.

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        Scènes de la vie privée

      rare and sought Edition.Binders half sheepskin fawn, back smooth decorated with golden arabesques and typographical motifs cold parts of title and volume number navy blue roan, golden garlands heads and tails, marbled paper plates, paper guards and contreplats in the tank, romantic bindings of the time.Precious autograph signed by Honoré de Balzac: "A Mr. Leroy as a token of recognition of the author in April 1831. De Balzac."Some little foxing. Mame et Delaunay-Vallée &Levavasseur Paris 1830 13x21,5cm 2 volumes reliés

      [Bookseller: Librairie Le Feu Follet]
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        The Canterbury Tales of Chaucer; with an Essay on his Language and Versification, an Introductory Discourse, Notes, and a Glossary

      London William Pickering 1830 Second Pickering edition, edited by Thomas Tyrwhitt (1730&86). Five octavo volumes (complete): [4],ccxxii,122; [4],354; [4],290; [4],348; viii,296pp, with two engraved plates, of the Canterbury pilgrimage and a portrait of Chaucer. Period forest-green half-calf, marbled paper-covered boards, spines in five compartments between raised bands with titles and volume numbers in gilt, top edges gilt, fore- and bottom edges untrimmed, marbled end papers. An excellent set, the bindings tight, the pages clean, bright and virtually free of foxing. A number of marginal, mostly two-word annotations in a very neat hand, in pencil (easily erased without a trace but of pedagogic value, particularly pointing out cases in which notes are to be referred to), in vols. I-III. Fine Tyrwhitt's fame rests chiefly upon his edition of Chaucer's Canterbury Tales, published in five volumes between 1775 and 1778. According to the Encyclopedia Britannica, "Chaucer's reputation had suffered because the principles on which his verse depends were no longer understood; it was Tyrwhitt who pointed out [expounded here at length in the Glossary in Volume 5] that final e's (by his time mute) ought to be pronounced as separate syllables and that the accent of a word was often placed in the French manner (e.g., virtúe, not vírtue)." His scholarship is still held in high regard, and this edition of The Canterbury Tales is considered among the finest ever published. Note: With few exceptions (always identified), we only stock books in exceptional condition, carefully preserved in archival, removable polypropylene sleeves. All orders are packaged with care and posted promptly. Satisfaction guaranteed.

      [Bookseller: Fine Editions Ltd.]
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         Mémoires de M. de Bourrienne, Ministre d'État; sur Napoléon, le Directoire, le Consulat, l'Empire et la Restauration. 3e édition.

      Paris, chez Ladvocat, 1830, 10 vol. in 8°. demi-veau blond époque, dos lisse orné, p. de t. orangée. Bel exemplaire décoratif. 3e tirage à la date de 1830. "Publiés en 1829, ces mémoires firent sensation. Ils ont été, depuis cette date, constamment utilisés par les historiens de Napoléon, surtout pour la jeunesse de Bonaparte. Ils appellent pourtant de graves réserves." Tulard, 211 - Compagnon de Napoléon à l'Ecole de Brienne, secrétaire d'ambassade à Stuttgart pendant la Révolution, Bourrienne retrouve Napoléon lors de la campagne d'Italie et devint son secrétaire et son confident. Il participe à la campagne d'Egypte et au coup d'Etat de Brumaire, nommé conseiller d'Etat il reste attaché à l'Empereur jusqu'en 1802, mais se rallie à Louis XVIII en 1814 et n'est pas amnistié par Napoléon à son retour de l'île d'Elbe. Dans ses mémoires pittoresques et détaillés Bourrienne n'épargne pas Napoléon.

      [Bookseller: L'intersigne Livres anciens]
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        Small archive, comprising correspondence with Humboldt regarding barometric pressure on the Uranie voyage.

      Paris: circa, 1830. Archive of manuscripts, including drafts, notes and various tables, most with the Archives de Laage stamp, several of the manuscripts in Freycinet's hand, other in different hands but all with evidence of Freycinet's careful attention (and most including his personal annotations); see catalogue note for detail. Louis de Freycinet's personal archive of material relating to his correspondence with Alexander von Humboldt on the question of the effect of barometric pressure on observations made during the Uranie voyage. It is evidence of the exchange of information between the eminent mariner and one of the prominent figures of nineteenth century Continental science.This group of 11 manuscripts, ranging from brief notes right through to substantial sets of tables of observations, gives an insight into the technical aspects of maritime observations with which Freycinet was obsessed throughout his life, and particularly around 1830 when he was working closely with the French Ministry of the Marine. Much of the material relates to drafts and extracts of his correspondence with Humboldt, who had settled in Berlin in 1827 after a stint in Paris when he clearly became acquainted with Freycinet. It was during this time that Humboldt began his serious work on subjects like the question of the Earth's magnetism and its effects, subjects dear to the heart of Freycinet, and which led to an interesting although now largely scattered correspondence between the two men (making these notes and drafts a particularly interesting discovery).A calendar of the manuscripts:1. 'Extrait d'une lettre de Mr. de Humboldt'. Single sheet, 285 x 205 mm., calculations. Unknown hand with Freycinet notes. On the observations of Erman (particularly as regards Kamchatka).2. 'Extrait d'une le lettre de Mr. Alexandre de Humboldt à Mr. Louis de Freycinet'. One page manuscript, 300 x 210 mm., unknown hand with Freycinet notes. Second version of previous letter.3. 'Influence de longitudes et de latitudes sue les hauteurs du baromètre'. Two page manuscript, 399 x 210 mm. Detailed listing of variations as measured on board the Uranie.4. 'Résume des observations barométriques... '. Folding table, 390 x 385 mm., calculations in Freycinet's hand, includes small tipped on "nota bene". Comparing the results of the Uranie voyage with those of Captain Beechey (presumably from the published account of Beechey, 1831).5. 'Réponse de Mr. de Freycinet à Mr. de Humboldt'. Single page manuscript, 285 x 210 mm. Sheet with 7 numbered sets of measurements, relating to the previous table.6. 'Corrections des hauteurs des baromètres de l'Uranie... '. Single page manuscript, 300 x 210 mm. Technical notes on comparisons of the "Fortin" barometer with another on board, including one observation made in Port Jackson.7. 'Questions adressées par Mr. de Humboldt à Mr. de Freycinet' and 'Réponse'. Four page manuscript, 290 x 210 mm. Including extract of Humboldt's letter (24 February 1827) and draft of Freycinet's response (28 February 1827), the latter with Freycinet's personal corrections. Highly detailed questions relating to the Uranie.8. 'Lettre adressée par Mr. de Humboldt... la temperature de la mer'. Two page manuscript, 300 x 210 mm. Includes a partial secretarial draft of Freycinet's reply, firmly crossed through.9. 'Réponse à la lettre précédente... '. Two page manuscript, 300 x 210 mm. Freycinet's draft secretarial reply to the previous.10. 'Par les obsons. partielle'. Two pages pinned together, 290 x 210 mm., some water damage. With notes in Freycinet's hand, and calculations relating to the Uranie voyage: includes observations at Good Hope, in the Sea of Japan, and near Norfolk Island.11. 'Comparaisons de la temperature de la Mer... '. 12 pp. booklet with 6 pp. of manuscript tables, detailed measurements throughout, some corrections chiefly to main initial notes. A series of detailed tables measuring the temperature of the sea throughout the Uranie voyage, and particularly noting unusual variations. One series of observations, for example, was made in the vicinity of Hawaii, another series in the Indian Ocean "entre le Cap. De B.S. et la N. Hollande... " A little browning of the bottom edge, very good condition overall.

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        Stockholm, Fontainebleau et Rome, trilogie dramatique sur la vie de Christine

      Barba. First edition. Contemporary brown paper Bradel binding, modern black sheep title label, skillful repairs to joints and corners. Rare autograph inscription from the author to his friend the sculptor David (d'Angers). The inscription, though its ink has faded, is still legible. Retaining its frontispiece lithograph by Raffet.Occasional spotting. Barba Paris 1830 13,5x22,5cm relié

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        Scènes de la vie privée

      rare and sought Edition.Binders half sheepskin fawn, back smooth decorated with golden arabesques and typographical motifs cold parts of title and volume number navy blue roan, golden garlands heads and tails, marbled paper plates, paper guards and contreplats in the tank, romantic bindings of the time.Precious autograph signed by Honoré de Balzac: "A Mr. Leroy as a token of recognition of the author in April 1831. De Balzac."Some little foxing. Mame et Delaunay-Vallée &Levavasseur Paris 1830 13x21,5cm 2 volumes reliés

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        Manual of Plain Directions for Planting and Cultivating Vineyards, and for Making Wine, in New South Wales.

      Sydney: R. Mansfield for the Executors of R. Howe, 1830. Small octavo, woodblock text illustrations, early owner's manuscript notes; bound without the half-title in full calf, gilt. First edition of this rare and influential book marking the beginnings of the Australian wine industry, of which Busby is generally considered to have been the founder. James Busby (1801-1871) was probably the most important single figure in the early history of Australian viticulture, and his property Kirkton on the Hunter River, which was taken over by Lindemans in 1914, is the oldest continually producing vineyard. Busby's three books on making wine were hugely influential. He had published Treatise on the Culture of the Vine in 1825; largely a compilation from European writers, addressed to "the attention of the higher classes", it prompted Governor Brisbane to encourage him in practical experimentation, the results of which appear in the present book. In this work Busby attempted to convince "the more numerous portion of the community constituting the class of smaller settlers... that they, and each member of their families may with little trouble and scarcely any expense, enjoy their daily bottle of wine, the produce of their own farms... ".This book has proved to be the rarer of Busby's publications perhaps because its practical nature made it more studied and used. It is also interesting to see that in his brief preface Busby takes some pains to compare the drinking of wine by the poorer peoples of southern Europe "with the unhappy effects produced by the consumption of spirits, or of malt liquors, among the same ranks". Certainly Busby is keen to promote the ease and simplicity of life with a vineyard, and this book has the added attraction of many small asides relating to his successes, such as his evident pride that he recently opened one of his bottles at a dinner at the Male Orphan School, where it was pronounced to taste rather like a decent Burgundy.The interesting manuscript notes on page 75 are specific instructions for the correct temperature to use in wine fermentation. Provenance: With manuscript notes by an unidentified early owner. Some age marks, dedication leaf clipped at top corner, otherwise good.

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        A Form of Prayer with Thanksgiving ... [bound with] A Charge, Delivered to the Clergy of the Archdeaconry of New South Wales

      Sydney: R. Mansfield, 1829 &, 1830. Octavo, two works bound together, neat repair to the gutter of the title-page of the first, the second work with a few spots; one set of the original plain blue wrappers bound in at rear;, in crushed blue morocco by Sangorski & Sutcliffe, gilt. Two very rare early Mansfield printings related to the Church in New South Wales, the first a humble petition on the fierce drought of the late 1820s, the second the first major address of William Grant Broughton, later the first Bishop of Australia.The Gazette under Robert Howe had produced the first Church of England hymn-book printed in Australia in 1828 and the first small work here is an important and topical companion, A Form of Prayer with Thanksgiving, to be used on Thursday, November 12, 1829... (Sydney, R. Mansfield, for the executors of R. Howe, 1829). As the title continues, this form of service was to be used in all the churches and chapels of New South Wales, 'in acknowledgment of the Mercy of Almighty God, in putting an end to the late Severe Drought, and in averting His threatened judgments from this Colony... '. The work was issued by command of Governor Darling himself, who had also been instrumental in sending out Charles Sturt, whose explorations were in no small part meant to provide relief from the drought that gripped the colony from 1826-29. In these difficult years Lake George completely receded and the Darling River stopped flowing, so it is little wonder that Darling had agreed to try and seek a heavenly intercession.The second work is Broughton's A Charge, delivered to the Clergy of the Archdeaconry of New South Wales, at the Primary Visitation... (Sydney, R. Mansfield, for the executors of R. Howe, 1830). This work is an interesting contribution to the religious disputes of the time, with Broughton giving a detailed and deeply personal account of the duties of the clergy in the colony. The original speech was delivered on 3 December 1829, less than two months after he had succeeded the incumbent Archdeacon, Thomas Hobbes Scott (the latter had become associated with Darling and was thus subject to relentless attacks by the Australian and the Monitor). It was in this address that Broughton sketched out his policy: 'The church would have a paternal concern for convicts, Aboriginals and settlers in the new areas, and a special responsibility for the organization and control of education with the financial and official backing of the state, for it was above all the national church, established in law, charged with the care of all subjects of the Crown, apostolic in its doctrine and government' (ADB). Very good.

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        Alfred Dudley; or, The Australian Settlers.

      London: Harvey & Darton, 1830. Duodecimo, with an engraved frontispiece and three plates;, in the original quarter red roan with marbled boards, First edition: considered the first novel of Australia. This is an exemplary copy of the very scarce first edition, bound with the advertisements in the publisher's roan-backed marbled boards of the first issue.In the novel, the genteel Dudleys are forced to emigrate, whereupon they purchase several hundred acres on the Hunters River, where they grow crops and tend their "pet Merinos" which they had brought from France. Much of the action centres on their interaction with some of the local tribesmen and women, and the eponymous Alfred becomes particularly close to a small boy called "Mickie", adopting him as a sort of voluntary personal valet and assistant. At one point Mickie acquires an officer's cast-off uniform, the whole ensemble geared for comic effect (as the accompanying plate makes clear). There is illness, and adversity, and a lively description of the dangers of a kangaroo hunt, but on the whole the European settlers are enchanted with New South Wales."This tale for juveniles is founded on the circumstances of a gentleman, with his highly-educated son, settling in Australia, and there for a long period cheerfully submitting to all the hardships and privations attendant on such a situation. The author's knowledge of Australian natural history and ethnology is chiefly drawn from The Present State of Australia, by Robert Dawson, late Chief Agent to the Australian Agricultural Company." (Ferguson).At one stage tentatively attributed to William Howitt, in his addenda Ferguson made a firmer attribution to Sarah Porter, on the basis of a trade list of Charles Knight. Ferguson also lists a frontispiece and two plates, for a total of three, rather than the four present here. Small ink stain on front endpaper, else a very good copy, mild wear to extremities.

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        The Present State of Australia; a Description of the Country, its Advantages and Prospects, with reference to Emigration: and a particular account of the manners, customs, and conditions of its aboriginal inhabitants.

      London: Smith, Elder and Co. 1830. Octavo, in half red morocco by Sangorski & Sutcliffe. A fine copy of an influential account of the Australian colonies, and one of the most important early works devoted to the Aborigines of New South Wales.Dawson, a friend of John Macarthur Jnr., was appointed the Chief Agent of the Australian Agricultural Company in 1825, and over the following three years led various expeditions in remote New South Wales. In this account of his travels he discusses agricultural and pastoral activity throughout the continent and gives a good description of Moreton Bay in its earliest years. However, while written in the style of an emigration guide, Dawson's real interest is quite clearly in the Aboriginal tribesmen and women he had met during his extensive inland travels, and his work is an exceptional and very early eyewitness account of the Aborigines of Sydney, Newcastle, and most particularly Port Stephens.

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        The Beacon, Exmouth.

      circa 1830. Lithograph, 150 x 245 mm., Very rare indeed: an example of the work being done by Conrad Martens before he sailed on the Beagle. Any art relating to this early part of his career is most uncommon.Conrad Martens (1801-1878), perhaps the best known of all colonial artists, arrived in Sydney in 1835 after working his way around the world, including a year's appointment as artist on the hydrographical survey voyage of the Beagle, during which his shipmate was Charles Darwin. Martens had been born in London in 1801 but moved with his family to Exmouth in Devon in 1822. The view shows the temple by the shore at the Beacon, in the centre of Exmouth. This is thought to be the second earliest print after any work by Martens: the actual lithograph was drawn on stone "F. Martens", thought to be Frederick Martens, a German-born engraver in aquatint and likely a relative of Conrad. Michael Organ, who has made a study of Martens, records in his "Conrad Martens' Prints" (online) that the Dixson library holds an impression of this view with the imprint "Printed by Engelmann, Graf, Coindet & Co." which is not present on this example. Hordern House has never before handled a copy of this lithograph by Martens, an outstanding colonial artist. Very good.

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        The Little Enquirer. Or, Instructive Conversations for Children from Five to Six

      London: Harvey and Darton, 1830. 16mo, vii 76pp, 4 pp advertisements, engraved frontispiece, folding map of the hemispheres, and five other engraved plates, all hand coloured; attractive original marbled boards rebacked with green sheep, gilt title, Rare: an attractive item of juvenile literature with reference to New Holland and including an intriguing plate and description of the wombat, ultimately derived from David Collins' Account of the English Colony, as well as a charming folding double-hemisphere map with an odd shaped New Holland and Botany Bay.Written as a series of conversations between mother and child, the work provides a remarkable perspective of the colony at the time: 'people who steal or do wicked things in this country [England], are sometimes sent there, away from all their friends, as a punishment, and there they are made to work hard... '. The attractive hand-coloured plate depicting a wombat is another highlight. A section of the accompanying text reads:'I have here a drawing for you, of a curious animal called a wombat, which was discovered in an island close to New Holland. It is about the size of a large dog.''What an ugly looking animal! How was it caught?''Why, the man who saw it ran after it, and as it does not run very fast he soon caught it, and lifting it up laid it upon it back across his arm, like a little child.'Like the plate, the spurious assumption that the wombat is a slow beast also derives from the text of Collins' work: rather, the wombat is said to reach speeds of around 40 km/h, near enough to the peak speed of Usain Bolt.Quaker publishers William Darton and Joseph Harvey were well known for juvenile literature, a genre which grew greatly in the first half of the twentieth century. They also published anti-slavery literature and the present volume reflects their abolitionist sympathies: 'It signifies very little what our faces are, if we are good, and do our duty.'Copies of this work are uncommon. Despite having some Australian content and interest, it was not known to Ferguson, although a copy is now recorded in the Mitchell Library. A little scuffed but very good.

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        A report of the trial at bar, Rowe v. Brenton,

      8vo., folding coloured lithographic map (of "Lands showing the situation of Nan Smellyn alias Lamellyn"), xliii(2)334(1)2368*pp., some general paper browning and scattered foxing, title-page foxed, several near-contemporary ink amendments and emphasis marks, contemporary half calf gilt over marbled boards, neatly rebacked preserving the original gilt spine, a presentation copy inscribed by the compiler ("Mr Wells with Mr. Concanen's compts"), with the 19th century armorial bookplate of John Davies Enys, a further presentation inscription, dated Feb. 1849. (Hardy Wells to William Eagle), and the small inkstamp on the fly-leaf of Cornwall Record Office.Publisher: London: W. Walker.Year: 1830Edition: First edition: scarce.

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        Globe Artificiel et Mécanique a l'Usage du Petit Geographe...

      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 'Mécanisme du Glode Artificiel'; 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 accompagnée d'une quantité d'îles que l'on désigne sous le nom d'Océanie'). 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 "Mécanisme du Globe artificiel", and on the other, of the "Zodiaque écliptique." Some browning and becoming frayed along the fold of the portfolio, inoffensive library stamp to interior of one of the gores.

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      A. Boulland. First collective edition of his poetic works, partly original for the third part, decorated with 4 inset figures engraved on copper by Frilley, Cousin and Durand after Tony Johannot, Pujol, Deveria and Henri Monnier.Our copy is enriched by 5 letters of Felix Delhasse years 1888-1891 (1809-1898), a Belgian journalist who was a close friend of Desbordes-Valmore family.Binders of the time in half morocco eggplant with corners, back with four false nerves ornate coffered and gilded finials and typographical motifs cold, net gilded on the paper plates to the tank.Foxing and halos several layers, due to excessive washing. Two scorched notebooks, as usual. A. Boulland Paris 1830 14,5x22,5cm 2 volumes reliés

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        Poésies inédites - Elégies et poésies nouvelles

      First collective edition partly original.Binders half aubergine glazed calf, lightened spine four nerves purposes set with double gilt fillets decorated with arabesques romantic stamped cold, golden fillets game heads and tails of the back, marbled paper plates, guards and contreplats paper the tank, romantic bindings of the time signed to Bunetter.Illustrated book of vignettes 2 half-title by Monnier, 4 vignettes inset on China after Devéria, Johannot, engraved by Monnier and Pujol Durand and Frilley and numerous initials and small thumbnails.As usually the leaves of the last two books of the first volume are browned, foxing mostly affecting the second volume. A. Boulland & Ladvocat pour le suivant Paris 1830-1825 10.5x16cm 2 volumes reliés en 1

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        Description of a View of the Town of Sydney, New South Wales; the Harbour of Port Jackson, and surrounding country; now exhibiting in the Panorama, Leicester-Square. Painted by the Proprietor, Robert Burford.

      London: J. and C. Adlard, 1830. Octavo pamphlet of 12pp., with folding lithograph measuring 275 x 395 mm., fine in recent grey paper boards. Rare and historically important depiction of Sydney Town.This booklet describes and illustrates the Sydney Town view exhibited in London at Robert Burford's panorama in the Strand. It includes a lithograph of the panorama as a line drawing in two courses, with accompanying text specifically describing buildings and points of interest (including places of Aboriginal significance). The panorama is based on original landscape watercolours by Augustus Earle.In February 1827 Earle painted a series of panoramic watercolours of Sydney from Palmer's Hill, which he then dispatched to Robert Burford in London. In this booklet, Burford notes how Earle's studies were enriched with commentary by Henry Dumaresq, formerly private secretary to Governor Darling, who had returned to England during 1827: 'The present Panorama was taken from the highest part of the government domain, the drawings were made by Mr. Earle, under the inspection of Lieutenant Colonel Dumaresq, by whom they were brought to England, and to whom R. Burford takes this opportunity of making his acknowledgements for the polite attention he has obtained from him in the progress of the painting. The view from this place is bold, varied and beautiful... 'Earle was an important figure in colonial Australian landscape art and the development of lithographic printing in the colony, as noted in Australian Rare Books: 'Earle's importance in the history of Australian art and in the development of lithographic art in Australia is such that every serious collection should have some example of his work'. Given the panorama no longer survives, and was important in disseminating information about New South Wales to the public in England, this booklet with its lithographic plate is considerable historical interest.The panorama opened in the Strand and later moved to improved premises at Leicester Square. Naturally illuminated with a large skylight, the panorama was open during daylight hours and its success depended upon the quality of natural light afforded by the weather (not surprisingly, foggy London weather producing underwhelming results). Altick notes that the duration of any one panorama was variable, but Burford typically exhibited scenes for about 12 months during that late 1840's. The business closed in 1863, eclipsed by the new art of photography that captured the exotic in an altogether different way (see The Shows of London pp. 137-140).The booklet was first printed in 1829 and this issue with the title-page dated 1830 is substantially unchanged. Both are rare.

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        Album de la jeunesse...

      Paris: Gide Fils, circa, 1830. Oblong quarto, with 60 engravings; but a beautiful copy in original boards, ex libris Paul Gavault. A very rare and beautiful French children's book, with wonderful Australian plates including six based closely on Clark's Foreign Field Sports. This work is not recorded by Ferguson, nor by Muir, and this copy belonged at one time to Paul Gavault, editor of the Gumuchian catalogue of children's books, and has his bookplate.Legrand's Album was a very fine production, and a relatively early one for books of this type; the chapters on natural history, whaling (with four plates), botany, ethnography, geography, and minerals, are profusely illustrated with 60 full-page engravings, including a double-hemisphere world map with geological features in the lower margin, and an astronomical chart with a pretty volvelle showing the earth orbiting the sun. Roughly a third of the plates, including six Australian scenes of Aborigines hunting and fishing, are drawn from J.H. Clark's Foreign Field Sports, originally published in London several years earlier, and it is evident that Clark's original descriptions were also used in translation in the accompanying letterpress. Some foxing., professionally restored at the hinges.

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        Designs for Ornamental Villas.

      London: James Carpenter, 1830. Quarto, lithograph title and 96 lithograph plates; possibly lacking additional letterpress title (?), in modern quarter calf. Third edition of this classic architectural pattern book. Robinson (1776-1858) was a prolific and versatile designer of country mansions and picturesque cottages. In the present work he provides sixteen designs, some of which were executed, for twelve residences, two lodges, a garden house, and stables. "The range of styles represented perhaps was the most eclectic in British architectural literature to date" (Archer): Swiss, Grecian, Palladian, Old English, Castellated, Ancient Manor House, Modern Italian, Anglo-Norman, Henry VII, Elizabethan, Ancient Timber, and Tuscan. Each design is illustrated in plan, elevation, and 'Scenic View'. Most of the scenic views were drawn on stone by J.D. Harding and printed on India paper.Of course Robinson's promotion of the cottage orné proved influential in Australia, where it became a popular architectural style with colonial architects (see Broadbent, The Australian Colonial House, p. 354). Lithograph title foxed and minor foxing to some early plates, but otherwise a very attractive copy.

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        Vue de Thann en 1600. Imposante Ansicht der Stadt Thann mit Münster St. Theobald im Elsass mit Rittern zu Pferde an der Porte du Rhin, auf einem Berg gegenüber Chateau Engelsburg. Große Lithographie von F.J. Gresset nach einem Gemälde von Matter um 1830

      Thann: Imprimerie-Lithographe Gresset vers 1830 - große Original-Lithographie von Gresset (im Stein signiert) nach einem Gemälde von Matter auf rückseitig unbedrucktem schweren Büttenblatt, bildliche Darstellung ca. 32 x 58,5 cm, Blattgröße ca. 43 x 63 cm, im breiten Blattrand außerhalb der bildlichen Darstellung einige wenige alt hinterklebte Einrissse und etwas Alterspatina, ansonsten sauber und bemerkenswert gut erhalten, sehr selten und für uns anderenorts weder antiquarisch noch in Museen oder Bibliotheken nachweisbar - This most famous old view of the city of "Thann in the year 1600" is already known from a reproduction on French postcards of the 1920s, but the artist and the printer have remained unknown so far. Since we discovered the original a few years ago, we know that this impressive view of Thann is a large lithography painted by F.J. Gresset, a brilliant lithographer and printmaker with his office in Thann itself, painted on stone after a drawing of an unknown artist named "Matter". 2100 gr. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy]

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        HEIDELBERG., Blick über kleinen Weinbarg zum Schloß, rechts unter einem großen Randbaum die Stadt.

      Kupferstich von E. Grünwald nach Ernst Fries, um 1830, 29 x 38,5 cm. Schefold 24828. - Romantische Ansicht in bester, breitrandiger Erhaltung.

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        ALS to Joseph Davies, from 49 Bedford Square, 8 Feb., 1830. 'I regret that you should imagine the absence of my reply to arise from a want of interest in the subject of your letter...'

      1830 48 lines in a difficult hand, on 3 sides of folded 4to sheet with integral address leaf; sl. loss caused by seal, old folds, edge mounted onto larger 4to sheet.A long and engaging letter from Robert Owen to a fellow educationalist, Joseph Davies of Liverpool. Owen, 1771-1858, a successful mill owner, had spent his life trying to encourage social, educational and political reform for working communities, culminating in the utopian social experiments at New Lanark in Scotland and New Harmony in America. In 1830, after his involvement in both communities had ended, Owen continued to campaign for the education and improvement of working people. This correspondence with Davies, of whom little is known, is in response to a letter from Davies evidently setting out his philosophy on education. '[Your letter] I perused with such attention for your ideas for the education of infants accord in all respects with my own.' Owen, although clearly impressed with Davies' philosophy, refuses to back him financially: 'It is not in my power to assist you in money matters for alas my powers are involved in this measure which I have put in practice to relieve the population form the distress which overwhelms it & I won't prepare you to expect some difficulty in affecting satisfactory pecuniary arrangements. I have always found many obstacles opposed when money was to be abused for a future object'. He signs off with a warm flourish wishing the recipient well with the success of their shared objectives: 'Time will not permit me to send more than my sincere wishes that you may attain the future accomplishments of your object which is so necessary to the formation of a superior character of the human race'. PLEASE NOTE: For customers within the UK and the EU, this item is subject to VAT.

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        Voyages en Afrique, Asie, Indes Orientales et Occidentales, faits par Jean Mocquet

      - Imprimé aux frais du gouvernement, Paris 1830, In-8 (13x25cm), (8) 381pp., relié. - Nuova edizione dopo l'originale molto raro al 1617. Bound in pieno periodo di pecora marrone. Torna liscio decorato con catene di ristorazione schermati, ruote e fili multipli. parte del titolo in marocchino rosso. fregio inquadratura sui piatti. medaglione centrale con l'emblema della Institution Hallays-Dabon. Mors più elevati in gran parte strettamente divisi. mascella inferiore incrinato testa. 2 angoli urtato. Strofinato insieme. macchie sparse. - [FRENCH VERSION FOLLOWS] Nouvelle édition, après la très rare originale de 1617. Reliure en pleine basane brune d'époque. Dos lisse orné de fers restauration criblés, roulettes et multiples filets. Pièce de titre en maroquin havane. Frise d'encadrement sur les plats. Médaillon central à l'emblême de l'Institution Hallays-Dabon (célèbre institut d'enseignement à Paris). Mors supérieur en grande partie étroitement fendu. Mors inférieur très légèrement fendu en tête. 2 coins émoussés. Manque en tête. Ensemble frotté. Rousseurs éparses. Mocquet, apothicaire du roi, obtint l'autorisation du roi Henri IV de voyager afin de rapporter des curiosités pour alimenter les collections royales. Sur une période de onze années, Mocquet fint six voyages ; le premier sur la côte occidentale de l'Afrique en 1602 ; le deuxième, au Cap-Verd, au Brésil sur l'Amazone et en Guyane (janvier-août 1604) ; le troisième au Portugal et au Maroc (avril 1605 - mars 1606) ; le quatrième au Mozambique et jusqu'à Goa (1610) ; enfin, le cinquième en Syrie et Palestine (septembre 1611 - juillet 1612), et le dernier en Espagne, non sans ramener chaque fois au roi de nombreuses curiosités de tous les genres, dont l'auteur porte témoignage. Douée d'une profonde curiosité, la narration des voyages de l'auteur est pleine de détails singuliers et d'anecdotes. L'ensemble n'est pas sans esprit critique, notamment sur le Maroc, et les Portugais à Goa, ou le commerce. C'est un récit fort agréable et divertissant d'un voyageur du tout début du XVIIe.  

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        On The Construction of Fire-Engines and Apparatus, the training of firemen, and the method of proceeding in cases of fire. FIRST EDITION.

      Edinburgh: sold by Bell & Bradfute, and Oliver & Boyd, &c. 1830 double front. tipped in on stub, folding plates. Uncut in recent half brown calf by Philip Dusell, gilt spine. Signed 'M. Braidwood 1.2.22. on recto of front. Additional inscription on title: 'City Road 14.12.69' with signature of J. Grant, in similar hand on (p.1). A handsome copy.Not in BL; Oxford & NLS only on Copac. James Braidwood, 1800-1861, founded the world's first municipal fire service in Edinburgh in 1824 and this text represents the earliest comprehensive guide to the construction of equipment and the training of officers within the increasingly organised fire services of 19th century urban Britain. His success in Edinburgh, which was built on personal acts of bravery and his ability to train his officers in modern methods of fighting fires, brought Braidwood to the attention of London fire fighters. In 1832 he was appointed the first Superintendent of the London Fire-Engine Establishment, an organisation which was to become the London Fire Brigade in 1865. Braidwood died in 1861 fighting a fire at London Bridge which burnt for two weeks causing £2,000,000 of damage.

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        Tabula anatomica summi quondam pictoris e bibliotheca Augustissimi magna Britanniae Hannoveraeque regis depromta. . ....

      Lüneburg: Herold and Wahlstab, 1830. 1st Edition. Hardcover. Folio - over 12 - 15" tall. Folio (328 x 262 mm). 4 unnumbered sheets, including half-title, and 1 lithographic plate by A. Wehrt. Original boards with publisher's printed label (soiled, spine chipped). Light spotting internally, dampstaining to lower gutter throughout. ----Wellcome V, 355; Osler 513; Heirs of Hippocrates 148. - "This tall, slender volume contains but one plate, representing a male and female engaged in sexual intercourse. Both individuals are cut in a plane through the median line from front to back and from the shoulders down to the lower end of the abdominal cavity. All are accompanied by notes in Leonardo's nearly indecipherable mirror writing" (Heirs). Very Good....

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        A treatise on the law of libel and the liberty of the press;

      8vo., xxxviii(39)-184pp.,with a single page Catalogue of Liberal Books for Sale by G.W. & A.J. Matsell of New York bound in, well bound in strong mid-20th century cloth, spine lettered in gilt. A very good copy of an influential book.Publisher: New-York: printed by G.F. Hopkins & Son,Year: 1830Edition: First, and only, edition. McCoy C.558. Sabin 16619.

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        Captain Sir Christopher Cole, R.N. K.C.B. Colonel of Marines, &c. &c. &c.

      London: n.d. but circa, 1830. Mezzotint, 522 x 404 mm., noted in the plate as "proof" at bottom left, small cut at the bottom and a tear in the right-hand side of the image repaired, but an excellent portrait. A fine mezzotint portrait of Sir Christopher Cole, an important naval officer and patron to King's long-serving companion of the Mermaid and Bathurst voyages, John Septimus Roe. A feint inscription at the lower left of the image notes that this is a proof copy.Sir Christopher Cole (1770-1837), Post Captain and Colonel of Marine, served as Flag Captain to Lord Hugh Seymour and to Sir J.T. Duckworth, relieved the garrison to Amboyne in 1810 and captured Banda Neira. He retired from the sea to represent Glamorganshire, and was made commander of the yacht Royal Sovereign in 1828.Cole had tremendous influence on the career of the great Australian cartographer and naval officer John Septimus Roe. Roe's first appointment was as the "schoolmaster" under Cole on board the Rippon, a vessel which saw service against the French. It was Cole who noticed Roe's skill at charts and drawing, and soon had the young midshipman not only making detailed charts for the navy, but also drawing sketches to be forwarded to Cole's "sweetheart", one Miss Talbot. Cole, together with Roe's other influential patron Sir Richard Keats, did keep an eye out for Roe, and the two men were involved in organising first his appointment to the Admiralty under Captain Thomas Hurd, and soon after, his appointment to the Mermaid with Phillip Parker King. One of the first times that Roe was allowed to name something he had charted while sailing on the Australian coast he plumped for "Cole's Island".The original painting of Cole was by William Owen R.A., and is here engraved by George H. Phillips. Owen had a prestigious career as a portraitist, and boasted a list of distinguished sitters. He was elected to the Royal Academy in 1806.

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        Variations Brillantes pour le Piano Forte sur la Cavatine favorite Aurora sorgerai nella Donna del Lago del Maestro Rossini, Dediées à Madame la Comtesse de la Roche-Agnon [?] et composées par Henri Herz. Oeuv. 17.

      Paris, Au Magasin de Musique de Pacini, n.d. (late 1820s-1830s?). - 5 works bound together. Folio (33.8 x 26 cm.), contemporary (Brazilian?) green sheep, smooth spine gilt (defective at head and foot, a bit faded), covers with Greek key design gilt within ruled gilt border, Imperial arms of Brazil at center with gilt initials "P.I.D.J.", additional gilt-tooled vignette below the arms on the front cover (significant scraping and some other wear, mostly to extremities), edges of covers milled (but much faded), green endleaves, all text block edges gilt. Engraved title page. Engraved musical notation throughout. On thick paper of excellent quality. Minor dampstaining at outer margin of first 4 leaves. Overall in good to very good condition. (1 l.), 17, (1) pp. *** Another edition of this piece was published in Vienna by Diabelli, also without date; the Österreichischen Nationalbibliothek record for it gives the year [1828]. Rossini's La Donna del Lago premiered in 1819.Henri Herz (1803-1888) was one of the most popular pianists, composers and teachers in Europe during the mid-nineteenth century, when he capitalized on the public's new passion for pianos. He performed in Europe, Russia, South America, and in the United States. From 1842 to 1874 he taught piano at the Paris Conservatoire, where he had studied himself back in 1816. Herz established a piano factory in Paris in 1830, and won first prize for his entry to the Paris Exposition of 1855. Herz and contemporaries such as Johann Hummel and Carl Czerny were criticized by Robert Schumann for shallow virtuosity. Herz, a Jew, was born in Vienna, where he studied music with his father and the organist Daniel Hünten. On one of the title pages in this volume, he describes himself as "Pianiste de S.M. le Roi de France."Provenance: "P.I.D.J." stands for "Princesa Imperial Dona Januária", the second daughter of D. Pedro I, Emperor of Brazil and King of Portugal as D. Pedro IV, and his first wife Maria Leopoldina, Archduchess of Austria, Empress consort of Brazil, and Queen consort of Portugal (1797-1826), daughter of the last Holy Roman Emperor Franz II (later Franz I of Austria). Dona Januária was born in Rio de Janeiro, in the Palácio de São Cristóvão, Quinta da Boa Vista, 1822. From 1835 until 1845, she held the title Princess Imperial of Brazil, as the heir presumptive of her brother the Emperor D. Pedro II. Her marriage to Prince Luigi of the Two Sicilies, Count of Aquila (brother of D. Pedro II's new wife, Empress Teresa Cristina) was celebrated on 28 April 1844 in Rio de Janeiro. Her husband was a son of King Francesco I of the Two Sicilies and his second wife the Infanta Maria Isabella of Spain. Friction developed between the Count of Aquila and D. Januária's brother, the Emperor D. Pedro II. D. Januária and Aquila were eventually permitted to leave Brazil in October 1844. In 1845, D. Januária's position as heir presumptive, and the restrictions it entailed, was lost with the birth of D. Pedro II's first child, D. Afonso, Prince Imperial of Brazil. The city of Januária in Minas Gerais was named in her honor. She died in Nice in 1901.*** Not located in Copac. KVK (44 databases searched) repeats Bibliothèque Musicale de Touraine. *** BOUND WITH: HERZ, Henri. Air Suisse avec variations et introduction pour le piano-forte, dédié a Miss Georgiana Marsham et composé par . Pianiste de S.M. le Roi de France. Opera 46. Paris: Chez H. Lemoine Editeur, n.d. (ca. 1830?). Folio. Engraved musical notation throughout. On thick paper of excellent quality. Faint stamp of the publisher in lower blank margin of title page. 14 pp., (1 blank l.).* OCLC: 843432619 (Bibliothèque nationale de France); 610877950 (Universitätsbibliothek Basel); 33304626 (Cornell University); 493771418 (Bibliothèque musicale de Touraine); 223584568 (University of Ontario Institute of Technology, Music Library-University of Toronto). AND BOUND WITH:HERZ, Henri. Variations quasi fantaisie pour le piano-forte sur le Trio favori de Mazaniello Notre Dame du mont Carmel de Carafa. Dédiées à Ma [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        1. Nave pel trasporto de' Deportati. 2. Approdo nel porto di Sydney de Deportati.

      Italy: n.d., circa, 1830. Two lithographic plates, 105 x 130 mm. each, on a single sheet; disbound. A rare and unusual piece of transportation history, showing a delightful and rather fanciful depiction of two scenes from the voyages to Sydney.In both scenes there is a distinct sense of classical genre painting, and in both the vessels depicted look closer to Mediterranean brigantines than true convict ships. The first image shows the embarking of the convicts, presumably in England - although one could easily be confused by their casual Mediterranean attire. The second shows the arrival and disembarking of the transport, with the convicts still looking improbably comfortable. It is particularly intriguing that of the six people gathered at the foot of the gangplank, two appear to be naked Aborigines.As with the copy in the National Library of Australia, this print has been disbound. Very good.

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