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      1831. [BARROW, Sir John] THE EVENTFUL HISTORY OF THE MUTINY AND PIRATICAL SEIZURE OF H.M.S. BOUNTY: ITS CAUSES AND CONSEQUENCES. London: John Murray, 1831. xi + [1] + 356 pp. Small 8vo., 5 7/8 inches tall. Half contemporary dark red leather stamped in gilt and blind, gilt spine rules, ornaments and lettering. Marbled paper covered boards. Leather supple but with a few scrapes to joints and corners. B/w frontispiece and 5 plates. Light soil and foxing in text; plates toned with light foxing to edges. The first appearance of this classic account of the mutiny.

      [Bookseller: Boston Book Company]
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        Notre-Dame de Paris.

      - Paris, Charles Gosselin, 1831. 2 volumes in-8 (217 x 135 mm), demi-veau havane de l'époque, dos lisses ornés d’un décor romantique de compartiments garnis de filets dorés et à froid, fer à froid répété, palettes en tête et pied, titres et tomaisons dorés, tranches citron, (8), 404 p. et (4), 536 p., ex. entièrement non rogné. Édition originale, comportant une mention fictive d’édition (troisième). Deux vignettes de titre gravées sur bois par Porret d’après Tony Johannot. Avec les fautes de pagination au tome II (pp. 491 et 495). Selon ses propres affirmations, l’éditeur Charles Gosselin publia le roman le 16 mars 1831 à 1100 exemplaires. Afin de faire croire au succès commercial du livre, il divisa l’impression en quatre tranches égales, auxquelles il fit porter des mentions fictives d’édition. Cf. Escoffier, Mouvement romantique, n°870 et Dr F. Michaux, 'A travers les oeuvres de Victor Hugo', in Bulletin du bibliophile, 1931, p. 409-418. (Carteret I, 400. Vicaire IV, 256-257). Signature ex-libris manuscrite postérieure. Discrètes restaurations aux charnières et aux coiffes, quelques auréoles claires et des rousseurs. Très bon exemplaire, en reliure romantique de l'époque, non rogné, à toutes marges (217 x 135 mm). [Attributes: First Edition]

      [Bookseller: Librairie HATCHUEL]
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        Frankenstein: or, The Modern Prometheus; bound with: Edgar Huntly; or, The Sleep Walker

      London: Colburn and Bentley, 1831. Third edition of Mary Shelley's Frankenstein, which first appeared anonymously in 1818. This is the first illustrated edition, and the first edition to include Shelley's revisions and biographical introduction, in which she explains how she, "then a young girl, came to think of, and to dilate upon, so very hideous an idea." The story of Lord Byron's challenge to his idle housemates Mary Shelley, Percy Shelley, and John Polidori - "we will each write a ghost story" -- has become almost as famous as the result, with Frankenstein emerging as the clear winner of the contest. Shelley's novel fuses the atmospheric horror of the Gothic tradition with the questions raised by the acceleration of modern scientific inquiry, producing a founding work of science fiction: "You, my creator, detest and spurn me, thy creature, to whom thy art bound by ties only dissoluble by the annihilation of one of us. You purpose to kill me. How dare you sport thus with life?" This copy of Frankenstein is bound with the first English edition of another popular Gothic tale, Edgar Huntly by the American novelist Charles Brockden Brown. First published in Philadelphia in 1799, Edgar Huntly was a particular favorite of both Mary and Percy Shelley, and was reissued the same year as Frankenstein in Bentley's Standard Novels series. A very good copy. Octavo, [3], v-xii, 1-202; [1] v-xvi, 1-258. Contemporary three-quarter tan calf ruled in gilt, raised bands, spine compartments elaborately tooled in gilt, red and black morocco spine labels lettered in gilt, marbled boards, edges and endpapers. Nineteenth-century bookseller's embossed stamp to preliminary blank. Steel-engraved frontispiece depicting Frankenstein's creature coming to life; illustrated and letterpress title pages for Frankenstein. Binding lightly rubbed and scuffed; chip to black spine label, not affecting lettering. Dampstain to top gutter of preliminaries. Bound without publisher's advertisements.

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        Map of the County of Gloucester, from an Actual Survey made in the year 1823.

      London: Greenwood and Co., 26 January 1831 - Single sheet, steel engraving. Size: 68 x 60.5 cm. (27 x 24 inches). Original colour with later additions. Very good condition, 2 closed tears at left margin not affecting image. Large and attractive map of Gloucestershire with a decorative vignette view of Gloucester Cathedral, lower right. During the 18th century each county map was a separate project sponsored by the local gentry. By 1800 nearly all English counties had been surveyed. In the early 19th century two enterprises attempted to survey all the English counties: the brothers Christopher and John Greenwood, and Andrew Bryant. This map comes from the Greenwoods' Atlas of the Counties of England from Actual Surveys Made from the Years 1817-1832, which was published in parts but never completed. H.Wallis "Historian Guide to Early British Maps", p.22

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        Journal of voyages and travels by the Rev. Daniel Tyerman and George Bennett, Esq. deputed from the London Missionary Society, to visit their various stations in the South Sea Islands, China, India, &c., between the years 1821 and 1829 Compiled from original documents by James Montgomery.

      First edition. 2 vols. Frederick Westley and A.H. Davis, Booksellers to the London Missionary Society. London. 1831. 8vo. xxiv, 566pp, engraved frontis., 6 further tissue guarded plates (X with short closed tear); viii, 568pp, engraved frontis.with marginal short closed tear, 6 further tissue guarded plates. Later half calf, marbled boards. Spines in five compartments with gilt double rules. Original leather labels relaid to spine. All edges and endpapers marbled. Lightly toned, occasional spotting. Tyerman and Bennett describe their visits to the Falkland Islands, the Society Islands, Hawaii, Raiatea, Tahiti, the Leeward and Sandwich Islands, New Zealand, New South Wales, Java, Singapore, Canton, Malacca, Calcutta, Serampore, Benares, Madras, Goa, Mauritius and Madagascar. Tyerman died in Madagascar. Bagnall 5667. Cordier 2112. Ferguson 1487. Hocken p. 49. Hunnewell pp. 69-70.

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        Wappenbuch der Oesterreichischen Monarchie. Bände 2, 3, 8 u. 12 in 2 Bänden.

      8. Mit 4 gest. Titelblättern u. 400 Kupfertafeln. Zus. 16 S. (Register), Spätere Lwd.-Bde. m. etw. Rückenverg., goldgepr. Rückenschild u. dreiseitigem Rotschnitt. Erstausgabe. - Zwischen 1831 und 1847 erschienen insgesamt 16 Bände. - Einbände fleckig u. etw. berieben. Innen nur vereinzelt etw. gebräunt bzw. stockfleckig. - Graesse VI/2, 219.

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      [London]. November 1831. - 57pp. Dbd. Minor edge wear and toning. Very good. An unpublished expenditures report for the British military in 1831. The author of the report was Henry Brooke Parnell, 1st Baron Congleton, an Irish writer and Whig politician who served on the British Privy Council and as the Secretary of War. It was at this latter post that Parnell composed this report. Parnell inscribed the report on the first page: "This is only a draught of a report which I drew up before I left the Office of Secretary of War. H. Parnell Jul 311, 1833." The inscription explains why this report is unrecorded in the bibliographical record. Unique.

      [Bookseller: William Reese Company - Americana]
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      London: William Pickering, 1831. This is a very handsomely decorated pair of bindings containing the work of the two short-lived poets who jointly are often called the "father of the English sonnet." Henry Howard, (by courtesy) Earl of Surrey (1517?-47), wrote verses in several different meters and was known for the grace and polish of his work. He is given the credit, along with Wyatt, for bringing the sonnet from Italy into England, and he is given the sole credit, in his translation of the "Aeneid," for introducing blank verse. An army officer who served with valor, he was the victim of poorly chosen political enemies and was executed on a frivolous charge of treason at 30. Sir Thomas Wyatt (1503-42) spent most of his life as a diplomat, serving King Henry VIII, who was the monarch all of Wyatt's adult life. Partly because he was more than once known to be, or suspected of being, Anne Boleyn's lover, he was in and out of favor--and the tower--like a revolving door. His first poetical publication, in 1549, was a posthumous metrical translation of the Psalms. His first major appearance was in the 1557 printing of "Tottel's Miscellany," known at the time of publication as "Songs and Sonnets" by Wyatt, Howard, and others. The rest of Wyatt's writings remained in manuscript, not coming to light until after 1800. Howard and Wyatt were included in Pickering's important publishing project called the "Aldine Poets," but the present volumes are not from that series, as our books are significantly larger than those in the "Aldine" series.. 195 x 120 mm. (7 3/4 x 4 3/4"). Two volumes. EXTREMELY HANDSOME DARK BROWN MOROCCO, VERY VIGOROUSLY GILT, BY ZAEHNSDORF (stamp-signed and dated 1895 on front turn-in of first volume, and with their oval trademark stamped in gilt on the rear leather free endleaf of each volume), covers with wide frame of gilt floral sprays, some of these extending into the central panel, front covers with gilt titling, flat spines repeating floral motif and gilt lettering, GREEN MOROCCO DOUBLURES AND ENDLEAVES, the former with multiple fillets and significant floral tooling and the latter with a single gilt rule. Each volume with a frontispiece portrait. Perhaps a breath of wear to joints and extremities, leaves a shade less than bright because of paper stock, otherwise A LOVELY SET, ENTIRELY CLEAN AND FRESH INSIDE AND OUT. This is a very handsomely decorated pair of bindings containing the work of the two short-lived poets who jointly are often called the "father of the English sonnet." Henry Howard, (by courtesy) Earl of Surrey (1517?-47), wrote verses in several different meters and was known for the grace and polish of his work. He is given the credit, along with Wyatt, for bringing the sonnet from Italy into England, and he is given the sole credit, in his translation of the "Aeneid," for introducing blank verse. An army officer who served with valor, he was the victim of poorly chosen political enemies and was executed on a frivolous charge of treason at 30. Sir Thomas Wyatt (1503-42) spent most of his life as a diplomat, serving King Henry VIII, who was the monarch all of Wyatt's adult life. Partly because he was more than once known to be, or suspected of being, Anne Boleyn's lover, he was in and out of favor--and the tower--like a revolving door. His first poetical publication, in 1549, was a posthumous metrical translation of the Psalms. His first major appearance was in the 1557 printing of "Tottel's Miscellany," known at the time of publication as "Songs and Sonnets" by Wyatt, Howard, and others. The rest of Wyatt's writings remained in manuscript, not coming to light until after 1800. Howard and Wyatt were included in Pickering's important publishing project called the "Aldine Poets," but the present volumes are not from that series, as our books are significantly larger than those in the "Aldine" series.

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        Dramatic Works of Robert Greene, The

      London: William Pickering, 1831 - One Of Only 250 CopiesGREENE, Robert. The Dramatic Works of Robert Greene, to Which are Added His Poems. With Some Account of the Author, and Notes, by the Rev. Alexander Dyce, B.A. London: William Pickering, 1831.First collected edition. Two octavo volumes (7 5/8 x 4 3/4 inches; 193 x 120 mm.). vi, [2], cxii, 222; [4], 324 pp.Contemporary full polished calf. Covers triple-ruled in gilt with small gilt cornerpieces, spines decoratively tooled in gilt in compartments with five raised bands and red and green morocco gilt lettering labels, board edges double-ruled in gilt, turn-ins decoratively tooled in gilt, marbled endpapers. Front joint of Volume I slightly tender. Otherwise a fine copy. Armorial bookplate of James John Falconer on front pastedown of each volume.Only 250 copies only were issued in two printings, one on thin wove paper (as here) and the other on ribbed paper watermarked "Balston 1829." Greene was an important and popular dramatist. His works include the earliest reference to Shakespeare as a dramatist, and served as a source for Shakespeare's A Winter's Tale. Asterisked by Keynes as a particularly attractive Pickering book.Robert Greene (1558-1592), "born in Norwich, educated at St John's College and Clare Hall, Cambridge, from 1575 until 1583, and incorporated at Oxford in 1588. From about 1585 he lived mainly in London. Although he liked to stress his connections with both universities, his later literary persona was that of a feckless drunkard, who abandoned his wife and children to throw himself on the mercies of tavern hostesses and courtesans; writing pamphlets and plays was supposedly a last resort when his credit failed. He is said to have died of a surfeit of Rhenish wine and pickled herrings, though it may more likely have been plague, of which there was a severe outbreak in 1592. Greene was attacked at length by G. Harvey in Foure Letters (1592) as the 'Ape of Euphues' and 'Patriarch of shifters'; Nashe defended him in Strange Newes in the same year, acknowledging Greene to have been a drunkard and a debtor, but claiming that 'Hee inherited more vertues than vices.' Greene's 37 publications, progressing from moral dialogues to prose romances, romantic plays, and finally realistic accounts of underworld life, bear out Nashe's assertion that printers were only too glad 'to pay him deare for the very dregs of his wit'. The sententious moral tone of his works suggests that his personal fecklessness and deathbed repentance may have been partly a pose. Among the more attractive of his romances are the Lylyan sequel Euphues his Censure to Philautus (1587); Pandosto: The Triumph of Time and Perimedes the Blacke-Smith (1588); Menaphon (1589). Among his 'repentance' pamphlets are Greenes Mourning Garment and Greenes Never too Late (1590) and the work attributed to him, Greenes Groats-Worth of Witte (1592). Greenes Vision (1592) is a fictionalized account of his deathbed repentance in which he receives advice from Chaucer, Gower, and King Solomon. The low-life pamphlets include A Notable Discovery of Coosenage (1591) and three 'conny-catching' pamphlets in the same years 1591-2. His eight plays were all published posthumously. The best known are Orlando furioso (1594), Frier Bacon, and Frier Bongay (1594), and James the Fourth (1598)?Greene is now best known for his connections with Shakespeare. The attack on him in the Groats-Worth of Witte?as an 'upstart Crow, beautified with our feathers' is the first reference to Shakespeare as a London dramatist; and his Pandosto provided Shakespeare with the source for The Winter's Tale. The voluminousness of Greene's works and the supposed profligacy of his life have caused him to be identified with the typical Elizabethan hack-writer; he probably provided a name and a model for the swaggering Nick Greene in V. Woolf's Orlando (1928). Greene's works were edited in 15 volumes by Grosart (1881-6)" (The Oxford Companion to English Literature).Lowndes, pp. 935-938. [Attributes: First Edition]

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        A discourse on the revolutions of the surface of the globe, and the changes thereby produced in the animal kingdom.

      Philadelphia: Carey & Lea, 1831. 12mo (18.7 cm; 7.375"). iv, 252 pp., 6 plts., 4, 4 pp.(ads). First American edition of the baron's Discours sur les révolutions de la surface du globe, this being the revised, expanded edition of his Recherches sur les ossements fossiles de quadrupèdes. Cuvier's interpretation of geologic and fossil evidence was at odds with the evolutionary theories of Jean-Baptiste de Lamarck and Geoffroy Saint-Hilaire, for Cuvier championed catastrophism, i.e., catastrophies as the agent of change. His influence on the debate lasted long after the publication of Darwin's On the Origin of Species, and we now know that the theories of evolution and catastrophism are not completely mutually exclusive.         American Imprints 6758. Publisher's quarter cloth with dun-colored paper over boards, paper spine label partially chipped away. Ex–social club library: 19th-century bookplate, call numbers inked on endpapers, no other markings. Some stains in a few margins; a rather nice copy.

      [Bookseller: Philadelphia Rare Books & Manuscripts Co]
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        Life of David Marks, to the 26th year of his age. Including the Particulars of His Conversion, Call to the Ministry, and Labours in Itinerant Preaching for Nearly Eleven Years.

      Limerick, ME: Printed at the Office of the Morning Star, 1831. First edition. Leather bound. 396pp. Duodecimo [18 cm] Original full leather with gilt bands on backstrip and leather label on backstrip. Very good. Light rubbing to extremities. Discoloring to first few leaves. Sporadic foxing throughout. Early Mormon content describing David Marks' visit to the Whitmer family farm in 1830, and his evaluation of the Book of Mormon and its Witnesses. David Whitmer was one of the "Three Witnesses." This is the earliest published description of the Mormons and Mormonism. Wonderful source material detailing life in the 'Burned Over District' and surrounding areas. Flake/Draper 5277. Howes M292

      [Bookseller: Ken Sanders Rare Books, ABAA]
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        Del metodo di curare le malattie dell'uomo. Compendio per servire alle proprie lezioni. Tradotto in italiano e corredato di molte annotazioni da Luigi Morelli di Siena.

      Pirotta, 1831. 12 voll., in 8°, br. Ogni vol. è di ca. 300 pag. Antip. del 1° vol. con ritratto dell'autore. Ampi marg. Barbe. Intonsi i voll. 2, 6, 8, 9, 10 e 11. Gore al 1° vol. Il 4° vol. presenta una legatura lenta. L'8° vol. evidenzia delle mende alla cop. e le ultime 40 pp. sciolte.

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        The Eventful History of the Mutiny and Piratical Seizure of H.M.S. Bounty.

      John Murray, London 1831 - Small octavo, with a frontispiece and five etched plates; contemporary half calf. First and apparently the only authorised edition of a popular account of the Bounty story. The plates, after drawings by Lieutenant-Colonel Robert Batty, the army officer and prolific artist, include the familiar image of the "Residence of John Adams, Pitcairns Island" based on sketches by Lieutenant Smith of HMS Blossom, which surveyed the island under Captain Beechey in 1825. There is also a scene of Bligh's open cutter in a stormy sea, while the scene in Matavai Bay is derived from an original by John Webber, the official artist on Cook's third voyage.The work also includes an account of the voyage and wreck of the Pandora as it brought back the mutineers from Tahiti, with a dramatic image of the wreck. Barrow's work is completed with the letters written by Peter Heywood to his sister, as well as a description of the discovery of John Adams and the Bounty descendants on Pitcairn Island by Captain Mayhew Folger in 1808. Provenance: With the bookplate of Green Hammerton Hall, a splendid Yorkshire manor house until tragically demolished, like so many English country houses, in the 1950s; private collection (Sydney). Hinges very slightly rubbed but a fine copy.

      [Bookseller: Hordern House Rare Books]
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        NUNEHAM PARK; or The Summer Holidays. A sequel to Oakdale Cottage; or the Christmas Holidays.

      [4], 151 pages. Original paper-covered boards, re-backed in contrasting paper with a new paper title-label. 12mo. First edition. Ownership name of W. Cooper to endpaper; on title-page is the inscription, 'W. Cooper's First cousin.', referring to the author. Some occasional light spotting; else a very good copy of quiet a scarce novella.

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        Fairy Tales.

      London: Payne and Foss,, 1831. Now first collected: to which are prefixed Two Dissertations: 1. On Pygmies. 2. On Fairies. Octavo. Original brown cloth, decorative frame stamped in blind enclosing blind-stamped vignette to covers, blind rules to spine forming compartments, titles to spine gilt, cream endpapers. Spine rolled, slight wear to tips and spine ends, light chipping to head of spine, occasional foxing to margins, not affecting text; an excellent copy. First edition, published posthumously by Ritson's nephew. With the bookplate of Sir Richard Colt Hoare to the front pastedown. Richard Hoare was a leading antiquarian and archaeologist, known for his translations of the works of Gerald of Wales and his histories of Wiltshire. He carried out the first recorded excavations of Stonehenge alongside William Cunnington in 1798. Uncommon in the original cloth in this condition.

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        NUOVO ATLANTE ISTORICO del Cavaliere Leonardo Cacciatore (volumi I, II e III)

      TIPOGRAFIA ALL'INSEGNA DI DANTE, 1831. N. 3 vol. in -8 oblungo (22,5 x 29,5 cm.), legature d'epoca m.pelle marrone con titoli in oro ai dorsi, piatti cartonati pesante marmorizzati in tinta, pp. 367, (1), 384, 481, (1), (15-16-18 pag. di indici), 146 tav. (CXXX tav. numerate in romato e 6 di bis e ter) totali incise in litografia e acquatinta raffiguranti vedute e carte geografiche a p.pagina e più volte ripiegate - Condizioni: Modesti segni del tempo alle copertine, leggere fioriture su alcune pagine e tavole, nel complesso in più che abb. buone condizioni (integri e ben legati) - VEDI FOTOGRAFIE. QUARTA EDIZIONE. SECOLO XIX (prima metà)

      [Bookseller: Bottigella - Stampe Antiche e Libri D'ar]
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        Circus Gymnasticus. Vor dem Karlsthore rechts in einer dazu erbauten Bude. Großer Schauplatz der Akademie der höhern Reitkunst. Trampolinspringen, Herkulesstärke und Pantomime. Die Kunstreiter-Gesellschaft des G. Golz und J. Liebhard wird die Ehre haben, alle Tage Vorstellungen mit Veränderung zu geben. Der kleine fliegende Merkur, oder die Flucht der Indianer. Ausgeführt von Herrn Liebhard, Anton Liebhard und einem Kinde von 3 Jahren, auf 3 Pferden. Ein Stück welches hier noch nie gesehen worden ist. J. G. Golz wird das beliebte Bouquet d\'amoure darstellen. Zum Beschlusse: Die Befreyung der Prinzessin Alcesta.

      (München), 7. und 8. August (1831). Plakat mit Holzschnitt (13 x 13 cm) und typographischem Text. Blattgr.: 52 x 45 cm. Der Holzschnitt zeigt einen Jongleur auf einem Pferd stehend und 3 Bälle in Bewegung haltend. - Unterer Rand etwas braunfleckig. Sehr gutes Exemplar! Versand D: 5,00 EUR

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        The social system: a treatise on the principle of exchange.

      Edinburgh: William Tait. 1831. 8vo., xvi + 374pp., including the half-title, occasional almost invisible blindstamps of a German Co-operative library, but all otherwise unmarked and in fine state of preservation, now in a neat but modern binding of half-cloth over marbled boards, spine gilt lettered. A very good copy. First edition. A notable work by the socialist/economist John Gray (1799-1883) who, during the 1820s, might have been described as an Owenite socialist, his Lecture on human happiness> (1825) powerfully illustrating his communitarian and socialist views, and it was the Lecture> which secured him a measure of contemporary notoriety. The 1831 Social System> was, according to N.W. Thompson in New Palgrave> (II, p.562), Gray's 'most interesting work.' 'Here', Thompson writes, 'his explanation of the impoverishment of labour is similar to that of the earlier book. Exploitation was deemed to occur in the sphere of exchange, producing poverty, distress, underconsumption and thence arrested economic development. Gray's solution, however, represented a significant move away from his earlier communitarianism in the direction of a centrally controlled, technocratically run economy, more Saint-Simonian than Owenite in character. As in the Lecture,> the competitive market economy was t be abolished but in The Social System> its pricing, allocative, distributive and equilibrating functions were to be performed by a central authority denominated by Gray the National Chamber of Commerce. Thus 'the Social System recognises as useful, but one controlling and directing power, but one judge of what is prudent and proper to bring into the market, either as respects kind or quantity - the Chamber of Commerce - who, having the means of ascertaining, at all times, the actual stock of any kinds of goods in hand would always be able to say at once where production should proceed more rapidly, where at its usual pace and where also it should be retarded.' Further the Chamber would employ 'agents' to organize the 'cultivation of the land and the management of all those trades and manufactures which had been brought together by a voluntary association of landowners, capitalists and traders'. It would also be responsible for ensuring that demand was commensurate with supply, for making, as Gray phrased it, 'Production the uniform and never failing cause of demand'.' Gray dedicates his Social System> 'To those who can distinguish truth and justice from received opinion and established custom; and who are willing to assist in the establishment of such principles as are best calculated to advance the character and improve the condition of the whole human race'.

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        Autograph letter signed.

      No place, 1. III. 1831. - 8vo. ¾ page on bifolium with integral address panel. To architect Jagdmann, asking to let architect Geutebrück from Leipzig visit the Friedrichswerder Church for study purposes. - Small damage to fol. 2.

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        Book of Common Prayer

      1831. BOOK OF COMMON PRAYER. The Book of Common Prayer. Oxford: Printed at the University Press by S. Collingwood, 1831. Folio (12 by 20 inches), contemporary full tan morocco rebacked with original spine laid down, elaborately gilt-decorated spine and boards, black morocco spine label, marbled endpapers, all edges gilt. $3200.Impressive 1831 Oxford folio edition of the magisterial Book of Common Prayer, elegantly bound by Hayday in contemporary full morocco-gilt.Born of Thomas CranmerÂ’s desire for liturgical texts upon which all of EuropeÂ’s Protestant, English-speaking churches could agree, the beautiful and dignified language of the Book of Common Prayer, first issued in 1549, has considerably influenced not only ecclesiastical practice, but has served “as a source of spiritual inspirationÂ… for most Englishmen second only to the Bible” (PMM 75). Beautifully bound by Hayday in contemporary full morocco with elaborately gilt-tooled spine and boards, featuring central lozenges, built up largely of circles and floral ornaments, within decorative frames built up from floral scrolls. Griffiths 1831:8. Presentation inscription.Light rubbing and soiling to binding. A very nearly fine copy, handsomely bound.

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        Notre-Dame de Paris

      1831 - 2 volumes in-8 de (8) et 404 Paris, Charles Gosselin, 1831, , 2 volumes in-8 de (8) et 404 pages ; et de II. 536 pages, demi-maroquin rouge du XIXe siècle dans le goût du temps, signet, Premier état de l'édition originale, rarissime. Comme l'indiquait Clouzot : "tiré à 1 100 exemplaires, divisés en quatre branches, les trois dernières avec mentions : deuxième, troisième ou quatrième édition. Ceux de la première tranche, sans mention d'édition et sans nom d'auteur sont fort rares et, à qualité égale, se vendent couramment trois fois plus cher que les autres. En ce cas, ne pas se montrer trop exigeant sur la qualité de la reliure et sur son état intérieur. Le livre est rare". Exemplaire incomplet du faux-titre et du titre du second volume et avec de nombreuses et importantes restaurations de papier (notamment sur la première page de titre qui porte, de toute sa diagonale, une longue balafre, comme à l'image du visage de Quasimodo). Bien que dans une reliure postérieure, édition totalement originale [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Huusholdnings-Bog, indrettet efter den almindelige Brug i Norske Huusholdninger. Udgivet ved en Forening af Huusmødre.

      Christiania, Davidsen. 1831. Liten 8vo. XIII, 136 s. Samt. litt slitt skinnbd. Tittelbl. smusset, noen s. rep., noen pl., noe fuktskj. N. på forsats. 5 ord i nennsom innsatt faksimile på s. 135. Notaker 40.1 Norges første trykte kokebok ...Ikke i Cappelens katalog 409; Bøker om mat.

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        Nouvelle théorie de l'action capillaire

      Paris: 1831. 1st Edition. Hardcover. 4to - over 9¾ - 12" tall. 4to (260x205 mm). [4], 300 pp., 1 fold. engraved plate. Contemp. half leather (slightly bumped and rubbed), spine gilt with label, title and back of plate with stamp, some foxing to text. Provenance: K.K. Technische Militair Academie (bookplate and stamps); Verne Roberts, Bibliotheca Mechanica (bookplate). Good, wide margined copy. ----Sotheran/Zeitlinger, 2nd suppl., no. 5926). Roberts/Trent, Bibliotheca mechanica, p. 260 (this copy). Roller & Goodman II.315. - First edition. The important French mathematical physicist, Poisson (1781-1840), published numerous articles and memoirs from the turn of the century, but most of his books came in the last ten years of his life. "It must. be acknowledged that his books exhibit an uncommon gift for clear exposition and consitute an ambitious project for the instruction of future generations of students." (D.S.B.). "Poisson's above and Laplace's are the chief memoirs published on the subject of capillarity. Poisson's theory differs considerably from Laplace's, although both arrive at the same results." "This is the first part of his projected Traité de physique mathématique. A second edition appeared in 1833, as well as a second part to this projected work, Théorie mathématique de la chaleur, 1835" (Roberts/Trent). Very Good.

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        Life of David Marks, to the 26th year of his age. Including the Particulars of His Conversion, Call to the Ministry, and Labours in Itinerant Preaching for Nearly Eleven Years.

      Limerick, ME: Printed at the Office of the Morning Star, 1831. First edition. Leather bound. 396pp. Duodecimo [18 cm] Original full leather with gilt bands on backstrip and leather label on backstrip. Very good. Light rubbing to extremities. Discoloring to first few leaves. Sporadic foxing throughout. Early Mormon content describing David Marks' visit to the Whitmer family farm in 1830, and his evaluation of the Book of Mormon and its Witnesses. David Whitmer was one of the "Three Witnesses." This is the earliest published description of the Mormons and Mormonism. Wonderful source material detailing life in the 'Burned Over District' and surrounding areas. Flake/Draper 5277. Howes M292

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      Philadelphia, PA: H. S. Tanner, 1831. Measures 10+3/8" (width) x 12 ½" (height). Creased at folds, as issued. Without the boards; map only. Overall moderate to heavy toning (browning), with a few spots of foxing. Two adhesive repair stains and other staining affecting left edge (affecting one chart). Margins heavily age-toned, with a few tiny tears. Not laid down (backed). Counties are decorated with original early hand-color. The top quarter of the state is not yet divided into counties, though Indian Boundary is identified, mentioning the Putawatomie and Miami tribes. With a profile of the Wabash and Erie Canal, and a chart of Steam Boat Routes with distances. A rare image.. First (presumed) edition. Unbound. Very good- condition.

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        La bible, traduction nouvelle, avec l' hébreu en regard accompagné des points-voyelles et des accens

      chez l'auteur et Barrois, chez Treuttel et Wurtz, Paris, Londres et Strasbourg 1831 - 9 volumes in-8 (sur 18), demi percale chocolat reliée à la bradel, aux dos : étiquette de titre et de tomaison de chagrin noir et date dorée en queue, têtes rouge, entièrement non rognés. (rousseurs, quelques cahiers brunis, 2 ou 3 passages soulignés au crayon). Reliure postérieure. Édition originale peu fréquente de cette traduction de la Bible juive en français, avec le texte hébraïque en regard, due à Samuel Cahen (1796-1862) Si la traduction comme certains des choix méthodologiques de Cahen ont pu être, et sont toujours critiqués, il n'en demeure pas moins que ce travail monumental eut un double impact. Celui, d'une part de relancer la traduction de la Bible juive par des juifs et non plus par des lettrés hébraïsants non juifs et, d'autre part, celui de tenter un véritable effort de création linguistique et littéraire en s'efforçant de retraduire les spécificités du texte d'origine dans la langue française, quitte à rendre cette dernière parfois obscure. Notre exemplaire comporte les volumes suivants : Pentateuque : Tomes I à V (complet) ; Les Prophètes : Tomes VI à VIII (manquent : Isaïe, Jérémie, Ezéchiel et les douze petits prophètes) ; Les Hagiographes : Tome XVII (manquent : les Psaumes, les Proverbes, Job, les cinq Meguiloth et les Chroniques). Provenance : bibliothèque de Théodore de Banville avec son ex-libris gravé. Agréable exemplaire. /// 9 volumes (out of 18), 8vo, half brown cloth binding, smooth spines, black shagreen letter-pieces, gilt-lettered dates, top edges red, untrimmed (foxing and brownish pages, a couple of pencil underlined text parts). Later binding. First edition of this quite uncommon first French translation of the Jewish Bible with the Hebrew on the opposite pages, done by a Jew, Samuel Cahen (1796-1862, director of Paris Jewish Consistorial School). Despite strong critics, his work remained one of the main references for any further translation of the Jewish Bible in French. Our edition has the following volumes: Torah (volumes I to V, complete); Prophets (volumes VI to VIII and XVII: Joshua, Judges, Samuel I & 2, Kings I & 2, Daniel, Ezra-Nehemiah only). Writings are missing. Pleasant copy. Provenance: from Théodore de Banville library with his engraved bookplates. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Gesamtansicht; im Vgr. die kgl. W

      - aquarellierte und altkolorierte Umri

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        A GUIDE FOR EMIGRANTS, Containing Sketches of Illinois, Missouri, and the Adjacent Parts.

      Boston: Lincoln and Edmands, 1831. 336 pages of text. Original boards, moderately worn, rubbed and somewhat sunned, with an older rebacking which is lightly worn, with a leather label which is also worn. There is a shadow of a circular label where it was removed on the spine, and the remnant of a removed bookplate on the inside front cover, but the text is clean and unmarked. The textblock is loosening in a couple of places, and the inner hinges are somewhat weakened. Complete with the hand-colored folding map, slightly misfolded, with a few tiny tears to the edge, and one corner fold torn. Minor spotting to endpapers, and minor soiling to text. Otherwise, the text is clean and unmarked. Map titled "Western States" and includes Ohio, Indiana, Missouri, Kentucky, Tennessee, Virginia, Michigan Territory, Northwest Territory, Missouri Territory, etc. First edition. Howes P171. Buck 236. Graff 3234.. First Edition. Hardcover. Very good condition. 12mo - over 6¾" - 7¾" tall.

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        Chronicles of Border Warfare, or, A History of the Settlement by the Whites of North-western Virginia: and of the Indian Wars and Massacres, in that section of the Stateâ

      Joseph Israel, Clarksburg Va. 1831 - 12mo, period full tree sheep, morocco spine label, edges stained yellow, 319 pp. plus one ad leaf. Spine dull with minor rubbing, some shelf wear, a bit of cracking to spine and joints, old ink number (125) to front free endpaper bleeding through to following leaves and faintly to title, one front free endpaper loose, bookplate, a little bit of foxing or staining to a few pages, and light mottled patch to pp. 17-18. However, internally is generally bright and clean; and near fine overall. This is a first edition of one of the classic book concerning the hostel settlement of the Ohio country. According to Field, â

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      York: Printed at the Colonial Advocate Office by James Baxter, Printer, 1831. 67pp. Handsome 20th-century half brown morocco and marbled boards, spine gilt. Mild rubbing to extremities. Newberry Library duplicate copy, with Ayer's presentation bookplate and Newberry deaccession stamp on front pastedown and small Ayer accession label on rear pastedown. Internally clean. Very good. A rather rare Gospel of Matthew translated into the Chippewa or Ojibwe language. The translation was supposedly made by missionaries John and Peter Jones. The catalog for Wilberforce Eames' sale at Anderson Galleries in 1913 even then categorized the book as "very scarce." Eames' copy appears to be the last one to appear at auction. PILLING, PROOF-SHEETS 2572. PILLING, ALGONQUIAN, p.268. AYER, INDIAN LINGUISTICS (CHIPPEWA) 38. DARLOW & MOULE 3023.

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        MANIFESTE Du Comité Central Français, En Faveur Des Polonais, Au Peuple Polonais.

      large folio broadsheet circular, printed on both sides, "Supplement." At upper left corner, but no other imprint information. Folded in quarters, some minor spotting, else a very good copy. The Marquis de Lafayette, the president of the committee, once again leads a fight for freedom, although this time only diplomatically. Lafayette subscribed 2000 francs – the largest subscriber. The presumed first printing of this broadsheet very likely an extra or supplement to the Journal des Debats, a Parisian weekly with regular contributions by Victor Hugo (one of the committee members), and with what would have been a sympathetic political stance. The broadsheet prints the resolutions in favor of the committee in four columns, dated in type at end February 12, 1831. The committee members are also listed, as well as subscribers throughout France and their donations. Victor Hugo and Lafayette's son George were both among the committee members. The November Uprising (1830-1831), Polish-Russian War, also known as the Cadet Revolution, was an armed rebellion in the heartland of partitioned Poland against the Russian Empire. The uprising began on 29 November 1830 in Warsaw when the young Polish officers from the local Army of the Congress Poland's military academy revolted, led by lieutenant Piotr Wysocki. They were soon joined by large segments of Polish Society, and the insurrection spread to the territories of Lithuania, western Belarus, and the right bank of Ukraine. Despite some local successes the uprising was eventually crushed by a numerically superior Imperial Russian Army under Ivan Paskevich. Czar Nicholas I decreed that henceforth Poland was an integral part of Russia, with Warsaw little more than a military garrison and its university closed. Sympathetic echoes of Polish aspirations were reverberating throughout Europe. Under Lafayette's chairmanship enthusiastic meetings were held in Paris. James Fenimore Cooper, the American author, who was in France at that time, was also involved in attempts to help the Poles. Money for the Polish cause was also raised and collected in the United States. Although early reprints are available, we have been unable to locate a copy of this undoubted first printing. A complete reprint appears, (beginning on page 19), in La Pologne et la France en 1830-1831, volume 9, Paris: Typ de Pinard, 1831.

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        Origenis Opera Omnia, quae Graece vel Latine tantum exstant et ejus nomene circumferuntur. Ediderunt Carolus et Carol. Vincent. De La Rue et Carol. Henric. Eduard. Lommatzsch. 25 B

      Berolini, Sumtibus Haude et Spener, 1831-1848. - Zus. ca. 12000 S. Von Lommatzsch bearbeitete und neu herausgegebene der von C. V. de la Rue edierten franz

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        Atlas Historique, Généalogique Chronologique et Géographique.

      Paris., Leclère, Boulevard Saint-Martin., 1831. 36 x 53 cms. Title page 1 f., introduction, contents 2ff., 40 plates, handcoloured ( numbered !-XXXV ), where-of 37 double page with chronological, historical and genealogical tables and 27 maps ( surrounded by explanatory and historical notes ) on heavy paper. Fine gilt red morocco spine. Front and back contemp. boards with minimal traces of use at edges. Fine copy. worldmap of the 2 hemispheres. map of Americas and of N. America. KEYWORDS: atlas historical atlas.

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        Eigenh. Brief mit U. Sanssouci, 1. III. 1831.

      1831. 1 S. 4to. An einen namentlich nicht genannten Adressaten: "Sie äußerten mir sehr verehrter Freund, neulich den Wunsch, einen Blick in den Plan zu werfen, welchen ich zur Ausschmückung der Besitzung unseres gemeinschaftlichen Freundes projektirt habe. Anliegend erhalten Sie denselben. Sie ersehen daraus, daß wir nichts geringeres im Sinne haben, als aus der ganzen von der Natur so begünstigten Feldmark ein schönes Bild der schönen Gartenkunst zusammen zu setzen. Die großen und erheiternden Ansichten sollen erhalten, gehoben und gemehrt; die Randpunkte dafür ermunternd bezeichnet werden. Man wird die vorhandenen Gärten, Waldstücke und Grasplätze erweitern, verdichten oder auslichten [...]". - Peter Joseph Lenné prägte fast ein halbes Jahrhundert die Gartenkunst in Preußen. Er gestaltete weiträumige Parkanlagen nach dem Vorbild englischer Landschaftsgärten und konzentrierte sich vor allem in seiner Spätzeit auf eine sozialverträgliche Stadtplanung Berlins, indem er Grünanlagen für die Naherholung der Bevölkerung schuf. - Gefaltet.

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        La maréchale d'Ancre

      The rare first edition.Dark red morocco by Stroobants, the spine richly decorated with compartments and decorative tools in the Romantic style, date to foot of spine, triple gilt fillet frame to covers, gilt roulette frame to pastedowns, marbled endpapers, double gilt fillet to edges of covers, gilt roulette to headpiece, covers preserved, gilt edges.With a frontispiece by Tony Johannot.Autograph inscription signed by Alfred de Vigny to Madame de Fabricius, a friend of the author, close companion of Emile Deschamps and a regular at his salon.Provenance : from the Grandsire collection.A fine copy retaining its rare covers without any spotting, and in a superb binding.  Charles Gosselin Paris 1831 14x22cm relié

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        James Roß entdeckt den magnetischen Nordpol am 1. Juni 1831.

      O. O., 1896, 1831. Aquarellierte s/w-Tuschezeichnung über Bleistift auf grauem Karton. Auf festen Unterlagekarton montiert. 32 x 43,5 cm. Signiert und datiert, verso bezeichnet. - Zu Bender vgl. AKL VIII, 622 - Schöne und detaillierte Darstellung der Expeditionsgruppe James Ross`. - Der Architekt und Zeichner Paul Bender, 1917 gefallen, studierte 1881/82 an der Kunstschule Weimar, danach an der Dresdener Akademie, wo er Meisterschüler von Paul Wallot war. - Leicht gebräunt, kl. Kratzspur in der oberen Bildhälfte, am äußeren Rand mit kl. Abplatzungen, im rechten Rand wenige kl. Braunflecken, sonst gut erhaltene. feine Arbeit. Bücher de

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        Returns Relative to the Settlement on the Swan River... [bound with] Further Returns Relative to the Settlement on the Swan River...

      London: 28 February 1831 and 31 March, 1831. Two works bound together, foolscap folio, 30 & 19 pp. respectively; in handsome modern red quarter morocco, gilt. Two very rare reports, setting out the earliest official information on the Swan River colony to be published in England. The reports were published within a fortnight of each other in 1831, and print a wealth of information from the new colony.The first report begins with a list of the vessels sent to Swan River (headed by the Parmelia), the salaries of the main officials, and a long and informative dispatch from Governor Stirling to Sir George Murray. The report concludes with abstracts of settlers from the General Muster Book, other settlers, and a list of land claims.The second report is even more detailed, printing material by some of the most important settlers. Of note is a letter from Stirling, two succinct but important reports of inland exploration, including one to Cape Leeuwin, undertaken by the indefatigable John Septimus Roe, and a third report by Lieutenant Dale, the officer responsible for the famous King George's Sound (then part of the Swan River Colony) panorama, but here describing an expedition east of the Darling Mountains. The report concludes with a fourth notice of a series of attacks made on Lieutenant Dale's party by local tribesmen, written by F. C. Irwin of the 63rd Regiment.

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        Satan in Search of a Wife;

      London: Edward Moxon, 1831. "The Devil was Sick and Queasy of Late, and his Sleep and his Appetite Fail'd him; His Ears they Hung Down, and his Tail it was Clapp'd Between his Poor Hoofs, Like a Dog that's been Rapp'd --- None knew what the Devil ail'd him" CRUIKSHANK, George. [LAMB, Charles]. Satan in Search of a Wife; With the whole process of his Courtship and Marriage, and who danced at the wedding. By an Eye Witness. London: Edward Moxon, 1831. First edition. Sixteenmo (5 5/8 x 3 5/8 inches; 143 x 93 mm.). Engraved vignette title-page. 36 pp. Engraved frontispiece and three full page engraved plates, engraved vignette tail-piece. Bound ca. 1900 by Rivière & Son in full red morocco, covers with triple gilt rule borders, spine with five raised bands, elaborately decorated and lettered in gilt in compartments, gilt board edges, elaborate gilt turn-ins, marbled paste-downs and end-leaves, all edges gilt. A very fine and attractive copy. "At the time the book was about to be published Moxon had just discontinued his monthly,"The Englishman's Magazine". The following extract from Lamb's letter of October 24, 1831, relates to that and to payment expected for "Satan in Search of a Wife": "You hinted that there might be something under £10, by and by, accruing to me - Devil's Money (you are sanguine, say £7.10s.); that I entirely renounce and abjure all future interest in: I insist upon it; and 'by him I will not name', I won't touch a penny of it. That will split your loss, one-half, and leave me conscientious possessor of what I hold. Less than your assent to this, no proposal will I accept of." In a letter, written in February, 1832, Lamb writes again: "I am heartily sorry my Devil does not answer. We must try it a little longer; and, after all, I think I must insist on taking a portion of its loss upon myself. It is too much you should lose by two adventures." The book, though published anonymously, was advertised as "by the Author of Elia." On February 11, 1833, Lamb wrote to Moxon: "I wish you would omit 'by the Author of Elia' now, in advertising that damn'd 'Devil's Wedding.'" (Roff, pp. 182-184). Not mentioned in Cohn or Patten.

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        Narrative of a Voyage to the Pacific and Beerings Strait


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        MÜNCHEN. - Bogenhausen., Bad Brunnthal von der Isar aus gesehen. Blick auf das Brunnhaus im Tal unter dem Isarhang und Gebäude am Hochufer.

      Aquarellierte Bleistiftzeichnung auf zwei Blättern eines Skizzenbuchs von Johann Georg von Dillis, unten links bez. den 3ten April 1831, 16,5 x 21,5 cm. Eine für Dillis typische, spontane und locker gezeichnete Skizze des im 19. Jahrhundert zum Kurort erhobenen Münchner Bades ,an das noch heute ein Straßenname erinnert. - Wenige unauffällige Flecken, insgesamt gut erhalten. Aquarell/Zeichnung, BAYERN, Oberbayern

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        Storia di Carlo Emmanuele il Grande. Dedicata a SS.R.M. Carlo Alberto.. Torino, Reale Tipografia, 1831

      1831. 2 vol. in-8, pp.(20), 226, (2); (4), 239, (1), ritratto a mezzo busto del monarca inc. in rame in antiporta del I vol. Splendida legatura coeva in pieno marocchino verde riccamente ornata con filetti, bordura, fregi floreali in oro sui piatti ed ai dorsi a nervi, dent. int. (con etichetta del legatore G.Ambrosio di Torino). Rara monografia storica su C. E. III di Savoia (1701-1773, regnante dal 1730 alla sua morte), figlio di Vittorio Amedeo II e di Anna d'Orleans. Il nome del Semeria appare unicamente come firma della dedica a Carlo Alberto. Magnifico esemplare su carta forte, a pieni margini, in sontuosa legatura del tempo.

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        RAPHAEL'S WITCH!!! Or the Oracle of the Future. By the Author of the Prophetic Messenger.

      London: W.C. Wright, 1831. 24 pages of preliminary text, followed by 180 pages of text. Full leather binding of mottled calf by Bayntun; rebacked, retaining original boards and spine, with new endpapers and leather spine label. Contains 2 large folding colored plates by Cruikshank and the author, incorporating 10 scenes surrounding 2 astrological tables; engraved title with hand-colored vignette. The two hand-colored fold-out plates were expertly repaired at the folds. Contains 2 leaves of music composed expressly for this work by J. Blewitt. All page edges heavily gilt, marbled endpapers, heavy gilt border with floral pendants, back heavily gilt, inner dentelles gilt, etc. The text is clean and unmarked. First edition.. First Edition. Hardcover. Very good condition. 12mo - over 6¾" - 7¾" tall.

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