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        Opere.

      Milano, Niccolò Bettoni e Comp., 1832. 1832 Due volumi in 8° grande, pagg. XV, 400; 502 con complessive 14 belle tavole incise su rame e più volte ripiegate. Legatura in mezza pelle coeva con ricchi fregi e titoli oro ai dorsi, impressione a secco ai piatti. Testo su 2 colonne. Una delle più complete edizioni delle opere di Galileo edite nella Biblioteca Enciclopedica Italiana. Fioriture tipiche della carta. Per il resto buon esemplare, legature in ordine. Edizione non comune.

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        Le mie prigioni, memorie di Silvio Pellico da Saluzzo.

      Torino, Giuseppe Bocca, 1832. 1832 In 8°; pagg. (8), 340; elegante legatura coeva in piena pelle marezzata, ai piatti raffinata bordura impressa in oro ai piccoli ferri, dorso liscio con titolo su tassello di colore bruno e fregi in oro. Segue una sentenza di Job ed un fregio silografico. Esemplare in carta grande. Prima edizione, rara a trovarsi in queste condizioni. Notissima opera autobiografica narrante la prigionia dell'Autore nel carcere dello Spilberg. Parenti Bibl. Di Pellico, n. 39.

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        Lettre de Napoléon François, ex-roi de Rome, Duc de Reichstadt, à S.M. Louis-Philippe Ier, Roi des Français. Relative à l'opinion de ce jeune Prince, touchant les affaires de la France et au désir qu'il aurait de venir tirer le sort à Paris. [ Rare lettre apocryphe de l'Aiglon ]

      Nivelleau D.L.V. Omp 1832 1 brochure in-4, Saintes, Nivelleau D.L.V. Omp., Saintes, s.d. [circa 1832 ], 4 pp Dans son ouvrage consacré aux Bonaparte, Quérard cite cette brochure (vraisemblablement apocryphe) dans des éditions de Bordeaux et Bar-le-Duc. On connaît d'autres éditions (Toulon, Paris, Chartres, Lille, Nantes), mais cette édition de Saintes semble inconnue des bibliographies. Bon état (petites annotations effacées en p.4) . Français

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        Wild Sports of the West. With Legendary Tales, and Sketches.

      London: Richard Bentley (Late Colburn and Bentley.), 1832.. The First edition. In Two Volumes. Vol. 1 xvi+327 pp. Vol. II. vii+343 pp. illustrated with 5 plates and 12 vignettes. Professionally rebound in tan calf, with gilt lining and small running pattern to boards, six panelled spine with raised bands, gilt devices in panels, gilt date on lower extremity, gilt lining, black and gilt spine labels, new marbled endpapers, internally very tight and clean, no foxing. The first edition of this classic title is very scarce, and this is a particularly attractive new binding.

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        History and Antiquities of New Haven, (Conn.) From Its Earliest Settlement to the Present Time: Collected and Compiled From the Most Authentic Sources

      New Haven, Conn.: J.W. Barber, 1832. Very Good. Although the title page gives 1831 as the date of publication, this edition includes material added in 1832. 120 p.: hand-colored frontispiece map and 7 leaves of hand-colored plates; 19 cm. Modern calf with gilt-tooled spine and cover titles; yellow endpapers. Includes in-text illustrations. Final page states that the last 12 pages were printed in 1832. The plates include the Battle of Lexington, drawn by Earl and engraved by A. Doolittle in 1773, and re-engraved by A. Doolittle and J.W. Barber in 1832. Circular embossed stamp on blank leaf following front free endpaper: RLC, Library of Raymond L. Callis. In Very Good Condition: foxing and occasional small stains. An attractive and solid modern binding.

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        MEDICAL BOTANY

      1832. WOODVILLE, William. MEDICAL BOTANY: Containing systematic and general descriptions, with plates of all the medicinal plants, comprehended in the catalogues of the materia medica, as published by the Royal Colleges of Physicians of London, Edinburg, and Dublin; together with the principal medicinal plants not included in those pharmacopoeias. [...] The botanical descriptions arranged and corrected by Dr. William Jackson Hooker [...]. The new medico-botanical portion supplied by G. Spratt, [...] under whose immediate inspection the whole of the plates have been coloured. London: John Bohn, 1832. The third and most complete edition of Woodville's classic work: Five volumes, including the first printing of the supplemental fifth volume, which was limited to 200 copies and sold separately. Illustrated with 310 hand-colored plates, 273 of 274 engraved by James Sowerby (1757-1822) and 37 lithographs by George Spratt, including one duplicate plate. Sowerby's plates are numbered, and the missing plate is "Pansie," number 90. Plate number 112 was never published, but the work was issued with two (different) plates numbered 181 as compensation. Spratt's plates are unnumbered, and the duplicate plate is "Cinchona cordifolia." Volumes 1-4 are continuously paginated: 824 pp., + [28] pp. indices. Volume 5: 157 pp., + [12] pp. indices. Quarto, 28 x 18.5 cm (10 by 7.25 in), in modern two-tone (medium green/dark green) cloth bindings with gilt lettering on spines. Ex library, with no external marks and some library marks within, though not excessive: all volumes have stamps to title-page, first text leaf, on verso of a couple of plates, and sometimes on another text page. Nineteenth-century (private ownership) book label on front pastedowns. Occasional light to moderate foxing and/or toning affecting some text pages and plates - though mostly text pages. It is generally clean and bright, and quite attractive overall. First compiled by William Woodville (1752-1805), a Quaker physician and botanist, and issued in parts from 1790 to 1795, MEDICAL BOTANY remained the standard illustrated book of plants of the British pharmacopoeia until the late 1870s. This third edition of MEDICAL BOTANY, edited and expanded by the British botanist William Jackson Hooker (1785-1865), who created the modern Royal Garden

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        Mémoire Sur les principe des Forces vives dans les Mouvemens relatifs de Machines.Paris: l'Imprimerie Royale, 1832. First edition.

      In: Mémoires présentés par divers savans a 'Académie Royale des Sciences de l'Institut de France, Vol. 3: pp.573-607. The complete volume offered [VIII,625,(1:blank) pp. and 7 plates - none of which accompany the Coriolis paper] in a nice contemporary half calf. A little scattered brown spotting throughout. In all a very good copy.. Coriolis' highly important memoir on acceleration in composite motions. Coriolis expressed the principle of "force vive" (kinetic energy) as the transmission of work. Wishing to evalutate the work done by fluids in hydraulic machines and steam engines, he found simple expressions that apply to the fixed framework of the machine with respect to which the moving parts are in motion. "To the extent that consideration of relative motion in machines was unavoidable either to eliminate or to simplify the work of linking forces, theory has necessarily to deal with the question of inertial forces when the system of reference is changed" (DSB)

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        Vignetter til danske Digtere.

      Orig. udgave. Kbhvn. 1832. 45 s. Indb. med orig. omslag i senere kartonnage med skindtitelfelt. Bindet sign. Anker Kyster.. BFN 174

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        The Class Insecta. 2 Volumes

      London, Whittaker, Treacher, 1832. First English edition. Illustrated with 140 engraved plates most of which are hand colored (complete). Quarto, 10 inches tall. Bound in original half green leather and marbled paper boards with the title stamped in gilt on the spine. Wear at corners and extremities, exterior hingesof the second volume are starting, with a 2-inch panel at the head of the spine loose. Text block is tight and clean with only occasional foxing. Very good condition over all. Volumes 14 and 15 of Cuvier's ANIMAL KINGDOM. Hard Cover. Book condition: Very Good

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        [Proof copy]: Tombleson's Views of the Rhine (Vues du Rhin / Rhein Ansichten), Volume 1: Cologne to Mainz

      Black & Armstrong Foreign Booksellers to the King London: Black & Armstrong, Foreign Booksellers to the King. [1832]. First. Proof copy. Volume 1 only (of 2). Edited by W.G. Fearnside. Octavo. 190, [2]pp., 69 engraved plates and 1 folding panoramic map of the Rhine at the rear. Contemporary dark green quarter morocco and moire cloth boards, all edges gilt. The binding is moderately stained and worn at the edges, the text block is neatly detached at the hinges, else a good sound copy with some scattered soiling at the margins. Very good bright impressions of Tombleson's famous topographical steel engravings of the Rhine from Cologne to Mainz. All 69 proofs are printed on Japan tissue paper and tipped in on thick paper. .

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        (SCHÉELE, FRANZ von)

      Om Carls, Svarthälls och Kobergs grufwor uti Westmanland. Sthlm, P. A. Norstedt & söner, 1832. 4:o. 13,(1) s. & 1 utvikbar litograferad karta & 2 utvikbara litograferade plr. Tagen ur band. Enstaka lagerfläckar. Kartan skuren med förlust av första ordet i rubriken. Bra ex.. Schéeles beskrivning upptar s. 3-10 och därefter följer på s. 11-13 ett erbjudande att teckna aktier i bolaget undertecknat av dåvarande ägaren L. Nordmarck P:son, handlande i Örebro samt avslutas broschyren med ett sammandrag av räkenskaperna 1825-31. Mycket ovanligt aktieprospekt!

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        Experimental Researches in Electricity; First Edition, complete set of 30 series parts (plus Supplement to Eleventh series and Continuation of Twenty-second series),

      with 14 plates exactly complete and located as textually called for, with numerous textual illustrations, PHOTOGRAPHS ON REQUEST. First Editions, extracted from The Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society, 1832-1856, superbly bound in a large thick quarto, three-quarter green morocco, with raised bands gilt, by Trevor Lloyd, with the general title-page for the first part (1832) retained, most plates with very small and neat embossed uninked library name (this virtually invisible), one plate with small repairs in upper blank margin, an excellent attractive set beautifully preserved and bound, London, The Royal Society, 1832-1856. * See Printing and the Mind of Man, 308 and Horblit 29 (both citing the later collected book-form edition).*An extremely rare complete set of Faraday's epochal papers on electricity, as they originally appeared in the Philosophical Transactions over 24 years. Between 1832 and 1856, Faraday published in the Philosophical Transactions a series of 30 papers entitled "Experimental Researches in Electricity," in which his major discoveries relating to electricity and magnetism were first announced to the world. The first 29 of these papers were collected and published in three volumes between 1839 and 1855; the 30th paper, published in 1856, never appeared in book form. The "First series" of the "Experimental researches," published in 1832, is Faraday's single most important scientific paper: it reports his discovery of the means for generating electricity by electro-magnetic induction and his invention of the dynamo. Regarding Faraday's invention of the dynamo, his biographer L. Pearce Williams has this to say: ". . . it was impossible to realize at the time the revolution in man's life that would be worked by future developments of this apparatus. . . . From this simple laboratory toy was to come the whole of the electric power industry and the benefits to everyone that have followed upon the ability to transport electricity to even the smallest village or farm. Faraday did realize that here was a possible source of cheap electric current, but he was too immersed in discovery to think of pursuing the practical aspects. . . . The story is told that Sir Robert Peel, the Prime Minister, visited Faraday in the laboratory of the Royal Institution soon after the invention of the dynamo. Pointing to this odd machine, he inquired of what use it was. Faraday is said to have replied, "I know not, but I wager that one day your government will tax it" (Williams, Michael Faraday, pp. 195-96). The "Second series" of the "Experimental Researches," which deals with terrestrial electromagnetic induction and the force and direction of electromagnetic induction generally, is of almost equal importance to the "First series," as it represents the birth of the field concept. Through his experiments, Faraday had made the surprising discovery that the lines or curves of force generated by a magnet are independent of their source. Williams writes that: "in the same paper [i.e., the "Second series"] in which Faraday had noted the independence of the magnetic lines of force, he also introduced a new concept. This was the idea of the field of force generated in time and extending progressively through space. . . . For the next thirty years [Faraday] was to search for essentially two things: the way in which electric and magnetic forces were transmitted through space, and the relation between these forces and ponderable matter. It is no exaggeration to say that a fundamentally new way of looking at physical reality was introduced into science in this Second Series of the Experimental Researches. Hitherto all that had been really attended to was the effects of forces acting upon matter. Henceforth, the problem of the way in which the force was transmitted between particles of matter or even through empty space was to loom ever larger. Out of the successive answers given by Faraday, James Clerk Maxwell and Albert Einstein was to emerge modern field theory." (pp. 204-6). Jeffreys, Michael Faraday, A list of his lectures and published writings (1960) 187, 191, 207, 215, 218, 220-21, 227, 234, 241, 273, 277, 279-80, 285, 299, 313, 341, 371, 381, 384, 394, 398, 427.

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        An Analytical Statement of the Case of Alexander, Earl of Stirling and Dovan, &c., &c., &c. Containing an Explanation of His Official Dignities, Peculiar Territorial Rights and Privileges in the British Colonies of Nova Scotia and Canada

      James Cochrane and Co. London: James Cochrane and Co.. 1832. First. First edition. Octavo. 123pp., color foldout map, three genealogical foldout charts included. Early papercovered boards with leather spine label gilt. Owner's name, corners a little bumped, small holes in one chart. Uncommon. Sabin 3208. .

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        China

      J. Arrowsmith London:: J. Arrowsmith,. 1832.. Map of China by John Arrowsmith, whose position in the Admiralty lead to the most recent discoveries being translated quickly to new information on his maps. 23 3/4 x 19 1/2". Original outline and wash color. Korea showed at the top right corners, as well as Taisan (Formosa) and the Loo Choo Islands. Published 15 Feby. 1832. Slt. darkening at fold o/w very good condition.

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        Notes on the Law and Practice, ... Applications Against Debtors

      1832. Barclay, Hugh [1799-1884]. Notes on the Law and Practice, Relative to Applications Against Debtors as in Meditatione Fugae. Edinburgh: Thomas Clark, 1832. xii, 117 pp. 12mo. (7" x 4"). Recent period-style quarter calf over marbled boards, raised bands and lettering piece to spine, endpapers renewed. Toning to text, light wear to edges of a few leaves, internally clean. * Only edition. "Meditatio Fugae is an old principle of Scots law that if a creditor could make an oath that his debtor was in meditatione fugae to avoid payment of his debt, he may apply to a magistrate who may grant warrant for apprehending the debtor for examination, and subsequently, grant warrant to imprison the debtor until he finds caution judicio sisti" (Walker). OCLC locates no copies in North America. Copies located at the Library of Congress and Harvard Law School. Walker, Oxford Companion to Law 832. Sweet & Maxwell, A Legal Bibliography of the British Commonwealth 5:9.

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        Raccolta di Aringhe Penali. 5 Vols

      1832. Lauria, Francesco [1769-1818]. Raccolta di Aringhe Penali. Naples: Stabilimento Letterario-Tipografico dell'Ateneo, 1832. Five volumes. Volume I has portrait frontispiece. Octavo (7-1/2" x 4-3/4"). Contemporary quarter calf over marbled boards, gilt titles and fillets to spines. Light rubbing to extremities, corners lightly bumped. A few contemporary annotations to the title page of Volume I, interiors otherwise clean. * Only edition. A title in the series Opere Diverse di Francesco Lauria. With a biography of the author, a distinguished professor at the University of Naples. This is a collection of forensic orations and writings on criminal and criminal cases. OCLC locates 1 copy in North America (At UC-Berkeley Law School).

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        De farlige bekjendtskaber, fremstillede i en samling af breve.

      Efter Chauderlos-Laclos's franske original. Köpenhamn, F. de Tengnagel, 1832. 8:o. VIII,555,(1) s. Ngt nött samtida marmorerat hfrbd med sparsamt guldornerad rygg och brandröd titeletikett i glättad mönsterpressad papp. Ryggskinnet och pärmsidorna ställvis ytligt nötta. Inlagan genomgående ngt lagerfläckig med med smala fuktfläckar i nedre marginalen på s. 171-80. Enstaka småfläckar. Pappersförtunning med litet hål i yttermarginalen på s. 275. Med Christopher Eichhorns exlibris och hans anteckning: "denna öfvers. blef confisquerad".. Första danska utgåvan av "Les liaisons dangereuses" i en översättning av Hans Fr. Hellesen. Enligt Erslews "Almindeligt forfatter-lexicon" blev boken konfiskerad

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        An Historical Sketch of the Origin and Progress of Gas-Lighting

      London: Simpkin and Marshall, 1832.. Second (& best) Edition. Hardback, 110mm x 180mm tall (4.5" x 7.25" approx.). Pp x, 440. Signature of an early owner, one James H. Wilton, to front free endpaper, and that of one N.H. Bradley, Oct 18th 1879 with a note of the book's December 1913 re-binding, to the upper blank margin of the titlepage. Front free endpaper browned and some foxing throughout, but not heavy, otherwise very good and tight in a binding of full black morocco, with gilt rulings to boards and five raised bands to spine/gilt spine title & date; four gilt symbols to spine panels/top edges gilt & marbled endpapers. Photograph/s and or insured postal quote provided on request.

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        Illustrations of the Family of Psittacidae, or Parrots

      London: Edward Lear, 1832. Folio (21 x 14 inches). Letterpress title-page, dedication leaf, list of subscribers, list of plates, 42 fine hand-colored lithographic plates by and after Lear (some minor spotting). Modern half calf over contemporary marbled paper boards. "one which led to all Mr Gould's improvements" (Lear). FIRST EDITION OF LEAR'S RARE FIRST WORK, one of 175 copies printed. The first English ornithological work published in folio format with lithographic plates, and the first English illustrated monograph on a single species of bird, and the only separate work on birds published by Lear. Originally intended to be issued in fourteen parts publication ceased after the twelve due to lack of finance. Gould bought all the remaining stock, and destroyed lithographic stones after the parts were published in order to protect his 125 subscribers. Edward Lear is fondly remembered for his books of nonsense and for popularizing the limerick, but he was also a prolific watercolorist, who as a young man earned his livelihood and achieved recognition as an illustrator of birds and animals. Born in the north London suburb of Holloway on 12 May 1812, he was the youngest of twenty-one children born to Jeremiah and Ann Lear. His childhood was one of outward prosperity but in 1825, his father, a stockbroker, was ruined by a financial crisis brought on by unfortunate speculation, and consigned to the debtor's prison. At the age of fifteen the young and somewhat sickly Edward had to start earning his own living. Initially, he tinted drawings of birds for shops and printsellers, also doing work for various hospitals and medical men - "I began to draw for bread and cheese about 1827," he wrote "but only did uncommon queer shop-sketches - selling them for prices varying from ninepence to four shillings; coloring prints, screens and fans; awhile making morbid disease drawings, for hospitals and certain doctors of physic." This training suited him well and at an early age he was already taking pupils of his own. In 1830, at the age of 18, Lear obtained permission to work as a draughtsman at the Zoological Society gardens, located at Regent's Park. The following year he moved with his sister, Ann, to nearby lodgings in Albany Street, in order to be close to his work and during the course of the next two years devoted his time to recording the different members of the parrot family. He was encouraged in this task by N. A. Vigors, John Gould and Lord Stanley and between 1830 and 1832 "Illustrations of the Family Psittacidae, or Parrots" was published in parts. The publication of this remarkable work marked the beginning of what was to become an unrivaled reputation and the quality of the illustrations have often been favorably compared to those of Lear's American contemporary, John James Audubon. In Bird Illustrators: Some Artists in Early Lithography, Christine Jackson describes the artist's painstaking approach to his work: "Lear worked in great detail, outlining every feather and filling in the details with fine lines. This scientific accuracy extended to every part of the bird, from the beak to the claws. He noted on the plate the scale of the bird as shown in relation to its life-size, whenever he had reduced it . . . The colouring was done with opaque watercolours with touches of egg-white for parts of the feather requiring sheen, and for the eye, to add that 'life-touch.'" The result combines "the most exacting scientific naturalism with a masterly sense of design and intuitive sympathy for animal intelligence." Lear's publication was innovative in several significant ways. Unlike previous bird artists, he drew whenever possible from life rather than stuffed specimens, thus combining anatomical accuracy and subtlety of detail. Hardcover. Near Fine. Book.

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        Lights and Shadows of American Life. FIRST EDITION.

      Henry Colburn and Richard Bentley. 1832 Contemp. half calf, spines with raised bands and devices in gilt, black leather labels. Owner's signature 'Emily Langley, 1847' on titles. A v.g bright copy. Sadleir 1750; not in Wolff. A collection of short stories.

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        Resa genom Umeå Lappmarker i Vesterbottens Län

      förrättad år 1832. Örebro, N.M. Lindh, 1833. 8:o. XVIII,398 s. + 3 litografier varav 2 utvikbara kartor. Samtida halvklotband. Något skadad vid ryggens huvud. 3 cm bortklippt av främre försättsblads överkant. 21 x 13 cm

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        WESTMORLAND TO WIT. A LIST OF PERSONS ENTITLED TO VOTE IN THE ELECTION OF THE KNIGHTS OF THE SHIRE, for the county of Westmorland.

      Appleby: G. Atkinson, printer., 1832. . 8vo, (222x137mm), [2],(3-)84,66,24,108p. The title-page printed in portrait format, the text pages in landscape format, the title a little dust-soiled with some occasional and slight dust-soiling to several text leaves, stab-sewn and with the rather degraded brown paper spine, all that survives of the earlier (?original) wrappers, partly opened at the head, signature of D. Blaymire at the head of the title, preserved in a modern custom-made card folder and slipcase. Exceedingly rare, we can only locate one other copy of this book and that is in private hands. We believe this to be the eighth book to be printed in Appleby and certainly the earliest to have appeared from the press of George Atkinson (fl. 1832-44), indeed only one other book, a small religious pamphlet, is known that also bears his imprint. The text is arranged under the county's four electoral wards (each paginated separately): East, West, Kendal, and Lonsdale; with the voters arranged under the various townships within each ward. The details given include the name of the voter, their place of abode, the nature of their qualification to vote, and the place and type of the property owned with, where appropriate, the name of the resident tenant. There is one manuscript addition to the printed text, this we have checked against the other known copy of this work, and find that it appears, in the same hand, in both copies; an example therefore of an authorised manuscript addition to the printed text.

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        A MEMOIR OF MISS HANNAH ADAMS, WRITTEN BY HERSELF, WITH ADDITIONAL

      1832. Good. ADAMS, Hannah [and Mrs. Hannah F. Lee]. A MEMOIR OF MISS HANNAH ADAMS, WRITTEN BY HERSELF, WITH ADDITIONAL NOTICES BY A FRIEND. Boston: Gray and Bowen, 1832. 110 pp. 12mo., green cloth with paper spine label. Fair to good, rear joint starting, spine label scraped with only remnants legible. Light pale spotting to cloth. Interior foxed, hinges starting. Rear flyleaf has small chip and small closed tear. Lovely lithograph frontispiece portrait, slight soil to page edges, not affecting image. Hannah Adams (1775-1831), though she thought herself timid and unworldly, was the first American woman to support herself as an author. Her first book, An Alphabetical Compendium of Various Sects (1784), went through several editions; later editions are titled A View of Religions. She was regarded by her contemporaries as an able and industrious author; yet she herself made only modest claims for her achievement.Her memoir, published posthumously, is the chief source of information about her; and, with characteristic modesty, it was written partly to raise money for her ailing younger sister. (N.A.W.)

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        Fragments of voyages and travels : chiefly for the use of young persons. By Captain (...), R. N. First series - third series. Second edition. I-IX.

      Edinburgh., Robert Cadell. . 1832-33. 8vo. Noe senere lysebrune skinnryggbind med opphøyde ryggbånd, rik ryggforgylling, tittelfelter i rødt og rønt skinn, marmorerte dekler, marmorerte snitt. vi, (2), 348 ; (6), 371 ; (6), 317 ; (8), 335 ; (6), 324 ; (6), 339, (1) ; viii, (2), 363 ; (6), 325 ; (6), 328 s. Med 2 foldeplansjer. Alle binde med ekstra graverte tittelblader.. Ex libris. Et meget pent sett

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        LA MIMICA DEGLI ANTICHI INVESTIGATA NEL GESTIRE NAPOLETANO.

      DE JORIO Andrea. La mimica degli antichi investigata nel gestire napoletano. Napoli, Stamperia del Fibreno, 1832. In 8vo; pp.XXXVI, 380, 4n.nn. 21 tavole, di queste 16 incise all?acquatinta e 5 incise in rame. L?ultima tavola riportata con restauri, ma senza perdite dell?immagine (vedi foto). Mezza pelle coeva con angoli, dorso a cordoni, tassello con titolo e fregi in oro. Colas, 1555. 7 immagini allegate.

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        ESQUISSES PITTORESQUES ET DESCRIPTIVES DE LA CITTE ET DES ENVIRONS DE NAPLES.

      Publièes à Naples par Cuciniello e Bianchi, 1832. On en trove le dèpot chez les èditeurs Vico S.Spirito n. 49. Un volume in 8vo; pp.80,24,32,62. Due frontespizi, uno dedicato alla citta? e sue vicinanze e l?altro alle rovine d?Ercolano e Pompei. 44 tavole in litografia. Splendida coloritura coeva. Legatura posteriore in pelle blue, piatti inquadrati da fregi in oro; dorso a cordoni con titolo.

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        Fria fantasier hvilka, betraktade såsom ett helt, af herr Hugo Löwenstjerna stundom kallades Törnrosens bok, stundom En irrande hind.

      I-XIV. Sthlm, J. Hörberg, 1832-51. 8:o. 114 + 244,1-18 + (4),282 + (4),499 s. & 1 blad musiknoter + (2),86 + (2),160,1-34 + XVI,190,1-99 + (4),99,(1 blank),1-28 + (4),71,(1 blank),1-69 + (8),96,1-65,(1 blank),1-6 + (4),110,1-9 + (4),164 + (4),147,(1 blank),1-28 + (4),182 s. Fem eleganta hfrbd utförda i tidstypisk stil med rikt guldornerade ryggar och rödstänkta snitt (Hedberg). De på sina håll ganska sköra inlagorna ställvis lager-, fukt- och småfläckiga och är i de två första delarna tryckta på blåtonat papper. Ganska snävt skurna i övre marginalerna på sina håll. Sporadiska revor och några avrivna hörn. Enstaka små marginalanteckningar och förstrykningar i blyerts. I början en hel del revor och lagningar; i del II har titelbladet en reva och är lagat i yttre marginalen och i nedre hörnet. Även deltitelbladet lagat i nedre hörnet. Del III med ett lagat nedre hörn på s. 17 och i del IV är titel-, deltitelbladet och s. 1 lagade i inre marginalen. I samma del en lagad reva i nedre marginalen och in i texten på s. 73. Titel- och deltitelbladet till del IV lagade i marginalerna. Samma del med en liten tråkig fläck på s. 230-40 och ett par lagade hörn på s. 449-51. Del VI har en liten tråkig fläck på s. 70-83. Liten pappersförlust på titelbladet i del VIII. Delarna VIII-XII ställvis ngt mer fläckig än de övriga. I sista pagineringsföljden i del XIII är nedre marginalen bortklippt på sista bladet. Med Fredr. Langenbergs blå namnstplr på titelbladen.. Almquistiana s. 125-38. Samtliga delar i första upplagan. Till första delen trycktes även sex sidor med titeln "Gudahataren". Dessa sidor makulerades och är idag kända i ett enda exemplar, som finns på Kungliga biblioteket och kommer ur Almquists eget bibliotek

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        Förslag till allmän criminallag.

      Stockholm, Johan Hörberg, 1832. 4:o. (4),+ 120,+ (2),+ 164,+ 24,+ (1) s. Samtida mycket välbevarat skinnband med rikt guldornerad och blindpressad rygg, pärmarna med förgylld ytterram samt blindpressat ramverk, frampärmen med Mathias Rosenblads förgyllda monogram, M. R., under grevekrona, inre bordure och helt guldsnitt, signerad med stämpel på eftersättsbladet, "M. W. Stadtlander". Med Kurt Winbergs exlibris. I senare klotbox. Hedberg II, s. 168 ff. Carlander III, 89. Mycket fint exemplar med en mycket bra proveniens. Bunden för Mathias Rosenblad (1758-1847), en av Rikets Herrar och åren 1829-40 justitiestatsminister. I den sistnämnda befattningen var han konservativ och motverkade alla lagförändringar som verkade i liberal riktning, så även detta. Lagkommitténs utkast till allmän kriminallag sände han på "remiss till allmänheten" för att vinna uppskov, och det var sista gången detta institut, introducerat 1809, användes. Strafflagsreformen uppsköts i decennier. Melcher Wilhelm Stadtlander (1793-1859) var son till Fredrik Wilhelm och efterträdde denne 1830 som kanslibokbindare

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        Élémens de Physique Expérimentale et de Météorologie. Seconde Édition, revue, corrigée et augmentée. 2 vols in 4 parts.

      Paris, Béchet Jeune, 1832. Four contemperary fine half calfs with raised bands and richly gilt spines. ,XI,434,(2),(4),346;(4),876 pp. 1 folding table and 33 plates.. As lately discoverd by Per Jössang, Pouillet is the true discoverer of the Curie-point. In this particular second edition of his "Élémens", Pouillet determines, as the first, the transition temperatures from ferromagnetism to paramagnetism of certain metals, e.g., for Nickel he gets 350°C compared to the 340°C found by Curie over 60 years later. Several other prominant physists like Drion, Fernet and Jamin mention in the 1870's the experiments by Pouillet and gave him the honour for this discovery. However when Curie in his thesis from 1895 describes his extensive measurements he did not mention Pouillet at all, and it seems that the original discoverer has been forgotten by time

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        METAMORPHOSEON - libri XV, cum appositis ITALICO CARMINE. Interpretationibus ac noris, Florentiae, Apud Vincentum Batelli & Soc., 1832

      15 x 24-7.Editio secunda in 4 volumi. Rilegatura mz.pelle con dorsi restaurati e titolo e fregi in oro su tasselli ai dorsi, carte di sguardia sostituite, opera in buone condizioni, testi in italiano. Volume primo: pag. 434 con 45 tavole + 1 all'antiporta. Numerate 1-45. Manca la n. 12 ma la 39 è doppia. Volume secondo: pp. 583 con 20 tavole. Numerate 46-65 e sono tutte presenti. Volume terzo: pp. 564 con 13 tavole. Numerate 66-78 e sono tutte presenti. Volume quarto: pp. 407 con 11 tavole. Numerate 79-90 (manca la n. 86) Le tavole con splendide incisioni allegoriche, sono opera di Ademollo, Scotti, Tagliani, Rosaspina, Sasso A.G., Morghen, Martelli, Migliavacca (a richiesta possiamo inviare elenchi e dettagli) Buona edizione in quattro volumi.

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        Skottska Vuer, tecknade efter Naturen under en resa i Skottland ar 1830 af... Lithographierade af C.T. Billmark.

      Stockholm [1832-3].. 4to, (26) pp. Lithographed title and 24 fine lithographed plates - the first plate partly detached else all in excellent clean condition. Contemporary half calf, corners bumped, marbled sides, morocco spine label. The plates include views of Abbotsford (Walter Scott's home), Stirling, Inverary and Bothwell Castles and Glencoe (captioned "Glencroe"). The Subscriber's List at the end lists 449 copies sold, including 11 to the Swedish royal family.

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        Narrative of a Voyage to the Pacific and Beering's Strait, to Co-operate with the Polar Expeditions: Performed in His Majesty's Ship Blossom, under the Command of Captain F.W. Beechey, R.N., F.R.S. &c. in the Years 1825, 26, 27, 28

      Philadelphia : Carey & Lea, 1832. 1st Edition. Hard Cover. Fair. COMPLETE COPY OF FIRST AMERICAN EDITION (LESS COMMON THAN UK EDITION). vi, [2], 493 + [24] ad pp. (8vo) 9 x5 , modern morocco-backed marbled boards. First American Edition. Dampstained bottom half of last 50 pages or so, and ads at rear, moderate to heavy foxing, a few dampstains on title page; good internally; modern binding fine with fair insides condition., Abridged from the two-volume English edition of 1831 (following that of octavo English edition), called by Hill "one of the most valuable of modern voyages and relates extensive visits to Pitcairn Island, Easter Island, the Tuamotu Archipelago, the Society Islands, the Mangareva (Gambier) Islands, and Tahiti, Alaska, Hawaii, Macao, Okinawa, and the coast of California... Beechey's work provides an important account of Monterey and San Francisco before the American conquest and gives his impressions of the missionaries in San Francisco..." Forbes 803; Hill (2nd ed.) 94; Howes B309.

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        The Works of Lord Byron: with his Letters and Journals, and his Life by Thomas Moore [in Seventeen Volumes]. COMPLETE AND EXTENDED SET IN ORIGINAL CLOTH

      John Murray, 1832-33. 17 vols., sm. 8vo., First Edition, with all half-titles (save vols I and. IX as usual), 17 engraved frontispieces (most original tissue guards present), engraved and printed titles in each volume, and a folding facsimile, frontispieces, guards and engraved titles mildly foxed, all text remarkably crisp and clean; original dark-green moiré cloth, gilt backs, uncut, patterned endpapers (save where rebacked), all bindings rubbed at extremities, backstrips chipped at heads and tails, four volumes neatlky rebacked with old backstrips laid down, cases of four volumes loose or shaken (but all text blocks entirely sound), one volume with short split in backstrip, generally a nice, notably clean set in publisher's original binding.All volumes have title blocked in gilt at head of backstrips (this is a very early example of gilt blocking directly onto cloth) and the gilt of every volume is uniformly bright and clear. The frontispieces and title-vignettes are by Finden after various artists.This edition was originally intended as fourteen volumes, as stated on the printed titles of the first twelve volumes. 'When this Edition was first announced...the printer calculated that the whole might be comprised in fourteen volumes. While, however, the Notices of Lord Byron's Life were for the second time passing through the press, it was suggested to the Publisher, that the time had come when the Public had a right to look for such notes and illustrations to Lord Byron's text, as are usually appended to the pages of a deceased author of established and permanent popularity. These additions will extend the Work to seventeen volumes; the last of which will [and does] include a very copious and careful Index to the whole collection.' (Advertisement, vol. XIII).AN ORIGINAL COPY AND NOT, AS SOMETIMES, A MADE-UP SET. Despite the broken cases, which are wholly forgivable given the fragility of the publisher's binding which was not intended to last, this set is in very good contemporary state and has considerable shelf presence.COMPLETE SETS OF THIS NOTABLE EDITION ARE VERY SCARCE, THE MORE SO IN THIS EXTENDED FORM.Coleridge, xlvi; CBEL III, 187(2a).

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        PROCLAMATION BY ANDREW JACKSON, PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES. [Printed Broadside, text begins:] "Whereas, a Convention assembled in the State of South Carolina, have passed an Ordinance... [declaring "unauthorized by the Constitution" and therefore null and void, the acts of Congress imposing duties and imposts on the importation of foreign commodities] ... Done at the City of Washington, this 10th day of December, in the year of our Lord, one thousand eight hundred and thirty-two ... Andrew Jackson. By the President: Edward Livingston, Secretary of State."

      Imprint at bottom: New York: G.F. Hopkins & Sons Printers and Stationers 44 Nassau Street 1832 [Imprint at bottom:] New York: G.F. Hopkins & Sons, Printers and Stationers, 44 Nassau Street, [1832]. Folio (29-1/4 x 16-1/4 inches; 80 x 50 cm.). Broadside printed on silk in four columns within ornamental border. Some dampstaining. Framed and glazed. OCLC: 48877946; Not in American Imprints ( but cf. American Imprints 13105 [Washington, DC printing]; cf. Streeter Sale 1738 [idem] . One of the most important assertions of the supremacy of federal over state law in the early history of the nation, this is Jackson's famous proclamation in which he denounced nullification as treason and told the people of South Carolina in no uncertain terms that he proposed to enforce the laws of the United States. "... I consider then, the power to annul a law of the United States, assumed by one State, incompatible with the existence of the Union, contradicted expressly by the letter of the Constitution, unauthorized by its spirit, inconsistent with every principle on which it was founded, and destructive of the great object for which it was formed." Of all of the known broadside printings of this important Jackson proclamation, OCLC lists only one printed on silk (U. of NC) of the same approximate dimensions and format as ours -- but without an imprint

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        Andrew Jackson Disdains Rewarding One Of His Political Enemies

      "He appears to have some interest of feeling in this case for his Georgia friends and particularly as it is given...to such an open undisguised tra- ducer of the administration as he says Mr. Longstreet is." Jackson believed that changing officeholders would prevent the development of a corrupt bureaucracy. He implemented the theory of ro- tation in office, declaring it "a leading principle in the republican creed." In practice, this fine theory involved rewarding Jackson's support- ers and fellow party members with government posts, as a way to strengthen party loyalty. This system of firing opponents and filling their places with party loyalists came to be known as the "spoils system," and Jackson received the reputation of being its initiator. During Jackson's first term, there was a high tariff on imports of manufactured goods made in Europe. This made those goods more expensive than ones from the northern U.S., raising the prices paid by planters in the South. Southern politicians argued that high tariffs benefited northern industrialists at the expense of southern farmers. South Carolina went so far as to claim the right to "nullify"Ñdeclare voidÑthe tariff legislation, and more generally the right of a state to nullify any Federal laws which went against its interests. Although Jackson sympathized with the South in the tariff debate, he supported a strong union with effec- tive powers for the central government and violently opposed nullification. He vowed to send troops to South Carolina to enforce the laws, and in December 1832 issued a resounding proclamation against the "nullifiers," stating that he considered "the power to annul a law of the United States, assumed by one state, incompatible with the existence of the Union." South Carolina, and by ex- tension all nullifiers, the President declared, stood on "the brink of insurrection and treason. In 1833, Congress passed a "force bill" which authorized Jackson to use violence to preserve the Union. Augustus Baldwin Longstreet was the publisher of the Augusta (Georgia) States Rights Sentinel, a newspaper that advocated nullification in the recent crisis and thus opposed Jackson's policies. The year after this letter, he would publish what is considered the South's first important literary work, "Georgia Scenes, Characters, Incidents, Etc. in the First Half Century." His brother Gilbert shared his politics. These Longstreet brothers were uncles of Confederate General James Longstreet - Lee's famed "war horse." Gilbert owned rights to the Augusta- Savannah mail route and there were complaints that under his aegis, the mails were not delivered often enough. The Georgia congressional delegation brought these to the President's attention. Perhaps spoils politics was also on Jackson's mind when he wrote the following letter, which was ostensibly about bidding and the granting of other Georgia postal routes. The William Barry mentioned was Jackson's Postmaster General. John Forsythe, his Secretary of State, was a Georgian who, when South Carolina nullified the federal tariff in 1832 and asked Georgia to follow persuaded his fellow Georgians to support Jackson instead of its neighbor. Autograph Letter Signed, Washington, November 8, 1834, to Charles K. Gard- ner, acting postmaster responsible for postal appointments, criticizing the selec- tion of political foe (and possibly inept) Longstreet for a government contract instead of one of the President's supporters. "I am this moment advised that there is great complaint of unfairness in the letting of the route in Georgia - from Augusta to Savannah. The complaints came to me through a high source and is well calculated to do the Department an injury, as it would seem to throw a suspicion that it was done to the injury of our friends, to favor Mr. Longstreet a bitter enemy and constant reviler of the administration. It is stated that Mr. Reesides proposed to carry the mail for $10,000 per annum to run the one half the time on the South Carolina side & one half on the Georgia side, and the Messrs. Holliday proposed to carry the mail on the Georgia side for $8,500 and round by Waynesborough, ten miles round, for $8,800. Mr. Reeside's proposal was accepted and as alleged transferred to Mr. Longstreet. It is complained of because passing on the east on the South Carolina side of the river is a useless route & costs the government $1,500 without any public benefit. If this ar- rangement is not closed, let it be kept open for the return of Major Barry & I wish you to see Major Forsythe on this subject - he appears to have some interest of feeling in this case for his Georgia friends and particularly as it is given by Mr. Reesides to such an open undisguised traducer of the administration as he says Mr. Longstreet is."

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        Vectis Scenery: Being a series of original and select Views, exhibiting the picturesque beauties, local peculiarities, and places of particular interest in The Isle of Wight,

      Wotton-Common, Isle of Wight.: The Engraver [George Brannon], 1832 VG+, 50 pls, fine binding, 2nd ed. Oblong 29.5*23.3 cm, in modern maroon morocco, gilt chain at edges. Spine, gilt tooling, raised bands, titles in gilt to black leather labels. Internally, new endpapers, small old lib label to fpd (Hellyer Marine Library Ryde), (iv), [1], 8-53 pp, 1 map, 50 plates (plates dated 1822-1832), minimal edge browning and finger soiling. The first edition, with a slightly different title was published in 1829. Rare to find as complete and as clean as this. Brannon, engraver and publisher, born in Ireland, lived at Landscape Cottage on Wotton-Common, Isle of Wight.

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        The British Dominions in North America; or a Topographical and Statistical Description of the Provinces of Lower and Upper Canada, New Brunswick, Nova Scotia, the Islands of Newfoundland, Prince Edward, and Cape Breton. . . Land Granting, Emigration, etc

      London: Longman, Rees, Orme, Brown, Green, and Longman, 1832. 1st Edition. Hard Cover. Very Good. 4to [29 x 23 cm]; 3 volumes, 30 plates, maps, plans, portrait, including folding, extra engraved titles in first 2 vol., half-titles in Vol. II, III, tables. New (about 30 years ago) 3/4 leather covers, 5 raised bands and gold type on spine, with brown cloth and new end papers. Vol. 1. xxvi, [2]list of plates & errata, 498 Vol. 2. xi, [1]list of plates, 296; half-titles in Vol. II, III Vol. 3. xii, [358]. [last volume unpaginated & printed in double columns). with half-titles. The third volume is entitled 'Topographical Dictionary of the Province of Lower Canada., Uncommon in this level of condition. No flaws other than the previous owners blue stamp 1/8" x 1.5" on the front end paper. The inside is exceptionally clean and virtually all the plates are fox free (pencil mark on each plate to show insertion page) The plates include lithographs, aquatints, engraved plates and are finely done, mostly being views and scenery, including of Montreal, Fredericton, Quebec City, Fort Chambly, Isle aux Noix, Long's Farm on Lake Jimiscouata, Harrower's Distillery, the falls of the St. John, plans of York Harbour, the Niagara River and others. First Edition, Second Issue, with titles of Vols. I-II dated '1832' (first issue dated '1831'), Bouchette, Joseph. The British Dominions in North America; or a Topographical and Statistical Description of the Provinces of Lower and Upper Canada, New Brunswick, Nova Scotia, the Islands of Newfoundland, Prince Edward, and Cape Breton. Note: Sabin 6848-51-st Vol. III under the title: Scenery scenes and town views show by the majority "A Topographical Dictonary of the Province of Lower Canada ." the finely ausgefuhrten coppers, the lithographies and aquatints like Montreal, Fredericton, Quebec town, fort Chambly, Isle aux Noix, the Niagarafall etc. the author was 37 years an inspector there and intensely travelled around the land. - Small collector's stamps recto and verso on the Vorsatzen.

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        Seven Views Illustrating the County of Radnor from Drawings Taken on the Spot

      44 Old Bond St, Londonm and Presteign & Kington: James Carpenter & Son, 1832 Original printed wrappers, with a small hole in text on front cover. Approximatly 150 named subscribers listed at the front with a note saying - that should a sufficient number of Patrons be found, it is intended to publish a second series of Views, immediatly after the appearance of the present collection............... and goes on to say - Stannage Castle, The Pass at Cwm Elan, Aber Edow, The Waterfall near Maeslough, Old Castle Bridge and other scenes equally picturesque will compose the second series, to consist of 7 subjects of the same size and price as the present number.. This is a spectacular plate book each of the 7 plates are clean with wide margins and with only the very slightest of foxing. Each image is full of life with figures and lots of action and are very real. Images are Presteign, Maeslovgh Castle, Knighton, Water Break it's Neck, Rhayader and finally Abbey-cwm-hir. The title page has an image of Bovltibrooke Bridge. Has a library stamp and ticket pocket and library paper of the Gloucestershire County Library on the inside blank. Housed in a strong handmade protective up and over box, covered in grey bookcloth with printed title to front, 19 inch wide * 13 inch high. Must be seen! Ince, painter, exhibited at the Royal Academy, and was also an occasional exhibitor at the British Institution, the Society of Artists, where he exhibited up to 1858, and other galleries. There are examples of his drawings at the Victoria and Albert Museum, such as Coasting Vessels, with Harbour, 1836, and in the print room at the British Museum. See Oxford DNB for a full Bio. (COPAC. WorldCat)

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        D?ESTE. Famiglie celebri italiane.

      In-folio, bross. azzurra rifatta, 17 doppie tavole di testo e un grande stemma miniato + 9 tavole a doppia pag. di illustrazioni, inc. in rame, di cui 4 colorate d?epoca, inclusa una carta geografica degli Stati Estensi. Cfr. Ferrante Boschetti, 36. Ingialliture al margine bianco di alcune ill., peraltro ben conservato.

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        Iconographie et histoire naturelle des coléoptères d'Europe

      Paris: Méquignon-Marvis, 1832. relié. 15,5x24,5cm. Edition originale (les deux premiers volumes seront réimprimés à la date de 1837 en raison du fait que le stock des tomes 1 et 2 de la série brûla intégralement chez l'éditeur). Reliures en demi toile noire, dos lisses légèrement éclaircis ornés de filets à froid, plats de papier marbré, coins émoussés, reliures de l'époque. Ouvrage illustré de 269 planches gravées rehaussées en couleurs. Il est à noter que la planche 129 (Tome III) fait défaut à notre exemplaire. Rare exemplaire complet en 5 volumes et exempt de rousseur. - Méquignon-Marvis, Paris _1832-1837, 15,5x24,5cm, 5 volumes reliés. - 5 volumes reliés

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        VOYAGE DE DECOUVERTES AUTOUR DU MONDE ET A LA RECHERCHE DE LA PEROUSE: HISTOIRE DU VOYAGE.

      In-8 p., 5 voll. in 10 tomi, mz. pelle coeva, dorso a cordoni con fregi e tit. oro, con qualche inc. su legno nel t. ?Voyage exécuté sous son commandement et par ordre du gouvernement, sur la corvette l?Astrolabe, pendant les années 1826, 1827, 1828 et 1829?. Ristampa della parte storica di questa famosa spedizione comandata da Dumont d?Urville (1790-1842), capitano di fregata, alla ricerca dei resti di La Pérouse in Polinesia. "Manca" l?atlante con 20 tavv. Cfr. Brunet,II,882 - The Hill Collection of Pacific voyages,504, per la prima ediz. del 1830: ?Its purpose was to gain additional information about the principal groups of islands in the Pacific and to augment the mass of scientific data acquired by L. Duperrey?. Solo il primo tomo brunito, i restanti con fiorit. o lievi arross.

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        Übergabevertrag zwischen Thomas Windsor (Schiffskommandant in der Royal Navy; Cardiff 1752 - 1832 Knightsbridge) und Ellen Frances Oldham (London 1787 - ? ) das Woodside Lodge betreffend. Dated 4th Octd. 1832. 14 (davon 9 beidseitig) handgeschriebene Pergament-Blätter und 1 handgezeichneten Plan auf Pergament. Mit zusammen 22 (teils doppelten) eigenhändigen Unterschriften. Mit 11 roten Lacksiegeln, teils geprägt 'W'. 61 x 69 cm. Gefaltet.

      Der handgezeichnete Plan bezeichnet: 'Plan of Woodside Lodge in the Parish of Amersham in the counties of Buckingham & Hertford'.- Amersham liegt im Nordwesten von London in Buckingham. Woodside war ein Grundstück auf dem Anwesen von Thomas Tyrwhitt-Drake in diesem Ort, das bereits mehrere Besitzer (u.a. Oliver Cromwells Ehefrau und Töchter) und wohl auch Namen hatte.- Diese Abtretung, Übertragung und Vertrag zur Übergabe (auch Nachlass der Woodside Lodge) wurde geschlossen zwischen Thomas Windsor of Gore House Kensington und Ellen Frances Oldham und deren Treuhändern, weitere Namen wie Henry Windsor (der 8. Earl of Plymouth), Reverend Henry Townsend, John Thomas Miller und Thomas Walker of Furnivals Inn, London, werden genannt und unterzeichneten (als Zeugen) den Vertrag. Die jeweils verso beschriebenen Blätter dokumentierten gleichzeitig die Bestätigung der Abtretung.- Belegt zugleich die Besitzverhältnisse des Grundstücks ab 1755.- Die Blätter mit zusammen 22 geprägten 1-Pfund-Marken und einer 12-Pfund-Marke. Die notariellen Kosten des Vertrages beliefen sich auf 5000 Pfund (!).

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        The Principles of Astronomy. Part I. Containing Plane Astronomy

      London:: Cambridge: Printed by J. Smith...sold by T. Stevenson, Cambridge and Longman and Co., London,, 1832 PRESENTATION COPY: Inscribed on the front free end-papers: "Sir JOHN HERSCHEL with the author's compts," Dr. Sydney Ross's Copy. Part I only (Part II published separately in 1833), 8vo, ix (ii blank), [i] errata, 248 pp. Engraved illustrations and woodcut diagrams within the text. Occasional light spotting; repaired tear to title page. Original navy blue cloth, extremities bumped, spine slightly faded, paper label on spine. Entirely uncut and unopened. PRESENTATION COPY & with the Herschel Collingwood stamp at the head of the title & of page 1. FIRST EDITION. In his Preface the author states that he has taken "much curious information" from the Philosophical Transactions, more particularly from the papers of Sir W. Herschel. Sir John Herschel [1792 - 1871]. Sir John Herschel was a scientist and astronomer like his father, Sir William Herschel [ who discovered the planet Uranus] . In 1809 he entered the University of Cambridge; in 1812 he submitted his first mathematical paper to the Royal Society, of which he was elected a fellow the following year. An accomplished chemist, Herschel discovered the action of hyposulfite of soda on otherwise insoluble silver salts in 1819, which led to the use of "hypo" as a fixing agent in photography. In 1839, independently of William Henry Fox Talbot, Herschel also invented a photographic process using sensitized paper. It was Herschel who coined the use of the terms photography, positive, and negative to refer to photographic images. In 1820 Herschel became a founding member of the Royal Astronomical Society. From 1833 until 1838, his astronomical investigations brought him and his family to the Cape of Good Hope in South Africa, where he met Julia Margaret Cameron, who became a lifelong friend. In 1850 Herschel was appointed master of the Mint, but he resigned six years later due to poor health. His remaining years were spent working on his catalogs of double stars and of nebulae and star clusters. From the library of noted scholar, Dr. Sydney Ross, Emeritus Professor of Colloid Science, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, with his elegant small gilt & crimson bookplate on the front pastedown. In his later years, amongst other projects, he compiled the Catalogue of the Libraries of Sir William Herschel, Kt. & Sir John F.W. Herschel, Bart. A meaningful double association copy $2750. Signed by Author. First Edition.

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        [Ornithology] A history of British birds. by Thomas Bewick

      Newcastle: printed by Charles Henry Cook, for R. E. Bewick: sold by him, Longman and Co., London; and all booksellers. , 1832. Full Calf. Fine. 8vo: xl,386; xviii,424pp. Collated and complete in two volumes: I. containing the history and description of land birds; II. containing the history and description of water birds. Illustrated throughout with engravings on wood by Thomas Bewick. Uniformly bound in contemporary full polished calf, covers framed in double gilt fillets and leaf roll in blind, spines in five compartments with two black morocco lettering pieces gilt; end papers and edges marbled. Provenance: old book plates on front paste down and front fly leaf of both volumes. A superb set, bindings tight and secure, contents very fresh and bright without a trace of foxing or browning, rich impressions of the numerous woodcuts. Not in Roscoe. OCLC Number: 12197896. According to ODNB, more than 600 distinct woodblocks were engraved for this two-volume work by the time the last of eight editions was published during Bewick's lifetime. "Apart from the excellence of the principal figures, the numerous tailpiece vignettes that enlivened every spare space in the book came in for special notice. . . . [Their] narrative content . . . is often ironic and displays a mordant view of the world and human folly . . . The gritty reality of the lives of the crippled old soldiers, road menders, blind beggars, and rain-soaked packmen who inhabit Bewick's landscapes is at odds with the sentimental view of those who now reproduce his work on pots and tea towels. . . Any comparison of Bewick's work with that of his predecessors makes clear how original it appeared at the time. Not only was there truth in outline and animated posture, but the habitat was beautifully realized." 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.

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        Cent contes drolatiques, Les

      1832. first edition. First Edition of All Three Volumes of Balzac's Rabelaisian “Droll Stories,” “The Lustiest, Most Uproarious Tales Ever Told…An Orgy in the Writer's Playroom”BALZAC, Honoré de. Les Cent contes drolatiques, colligez ès abbaïes de Touraine, et mis en lumière par le sieur de Balzac pour l'esbattement des pantagruelistes et non aultres. Premier [Second, and Troisiesme] Dixain. Paris: Charles Gosselin et Ed. Werdet, 1832, 1833, and 1837.First edition of all three volumes of Balzac’s “Droll Stories.” Three octavo volumes (7 5/8 x 4 9/16 inches; 193 x 117 mm.). 396, [2, “Errata, Delenda, Adjuncta”], [2, “Table des Matières”]; 416 (pp. 413-414 being the “Errata, Delenda, Adjuncta” and pp. 415-416 being the “Table”); 369, [1, blank], [1, “Note”], [3, “Errata, Delenda, et Adjuncta”], [2, “Table”] pp. Title-pages printed in red and black.Later quarter tan calf over marbled boards. Spines with four raised bands ruled in gilt and decoratively tooled in blind in compartments with two black morocco gilt lettering labels, marbled endpapers, edges sprinkled red. An excellent copy. From the library of the DUC D'ORLÉANS Louis Philippe (King of the French) with the armorial stamp of the “Bibliothêque de S.A.R. Mgr. Le Duc D’Orléans” on the half-title of volume two.Extremely scarce, not only because a large portion of the edition was destroyed by a fire in the rue du Pot-de-Fer in 1835 (it is thought that only 500 copies of the third volume survived), but because of the five year interval between the publication of the second and third volumes. Honoré de Balzac (1799-1850) “produced a vast collection of novels and short stories collectively called La Comédie humaine (The Human Comedy). He is generally considered to be the creator of realism in the novel and one of the greatest fiction writers of all time…From 1832 to 1835, Balzac produced more than 20 works, including the novels Le Médecin de campagne (1833; The Country Doctor), Eugénie Grandet (1833), L’Illustre Gaudissart (1833; The Illustrious Gaudissart), and Le Père Goriot (1835), one of his masterpieces. Between 1836 and 1839, he wrote Le Cabinet des antiques (1839); the first two parts of another masterpiece Illusions perdues (1837-43; Lost Illusions); César Birotteau (1837); and La Maison Nucingen (1838; The Firm of Nucingen). Between 1832 and 1837 he also published three sets of Rabelaisian Contes drolatiques (Droll Stories). In all these varied works Balzac emerged as the supreme observer and chronicler of contemporary French society. By 1834 he had developed his great plan to group his individual novels so that they would comprehend the whole of contemporary society in a diverse but unified series of books, and by 1840 he had hit upon a Dantesque title for the whole: La Comédie humaine, which eventually totaled roughly 90 novels and novellas. Balzac produced many notable works during the early and mid-1840s. These included the masterpieces Une Ténébreuse Affaire (1841; A Shady Business), La Rabouilleuse (1841-42; The Black Sheep), Ursule Mirouët (1841), and one of his greatest works, Splendeurs et misères des courtisanes (1843-57; A Harlot High and Low). Balzac’s last two masterpieces were La Cousine Bette (1846; Cousin Bette) and Le Cousin Pons (1847; Cousin Pons)” (Merriam-Webster’s Encyclopedia of Literature).“When, in March, 1832, the first volume of the now famous Contes Drolatiques was published by Gosselin of Paris, Balzac, in a short preface, written in the publisher's name, replied to those attacks which he anticipated certain critics would make upon his hardy experiment. He claimed for his book the protection of all those to whom literature was dear, because it was a work of art—and a work of art, in the highest sense of the word, it undoubtedly is. Like Boccaccio, Rabelais, the Queen of Navarre, Ariosto, and Verville, the great author of The Human Comedy has painted an epoch. In the fresh and wonderful language of the Merry Vicar Of Meudon, he has given us a marvellous picture of French life and manners in the sixteenth century. The gallant knights and merry dames of that eventful period of French history stand out in bold relief upon his canvas. The background in these life-like figures is, as it were, ‘sketched upon the spot.’ After reading the Contes Drolatiques, one could almost find one's way about the towns and villages of Touraine, unassisted by map or guide. Not only is this book a work of art from its historical information and topographical accuracy; its claims to that distinction rest upon a broader foundation. Written in the nineteenth century in imitation of the style of the sixteenth, it is a triumph of literary archaeology. It is a model of that which it professes to imitate; the production of a writer who, to accomplish it, must have been at once historian, linguist, philosopher, archaeologist, and anatomist, and each in no ordinary degree” (“Translator’s Preface” in the 1874 first English edition).“One of the plans which haunted Balzac all his life was the series of Rabelaisian tales known as the Contes Drolatiques, allegedly 'collected in the monasteries of Touraine' for the delectation of Rabelais fans. Balzac liked to think of these tales, which are part original, part pastiche, as his chief claim on posterity, though this surprising estimate was really the result of a fear that they would be forgotten—as they have been, periodically. In a more objective mood, he called them 'arabesques' or graffiti, lovingly scrawled on the face of La Comédie Humaine. There were supposed to be 100 of them, but in the end only thirty were published, in three sets of ten. Only with Balzac could thirty tales be called a fragment. To English readers, they are known as the Droll Stories, sometimes found lurking on the shelves of second-hand bookshops, with large-breasted women on the cover: 'the lustiest, most uproarious tales ever told', says one, 'completely unabridged and unexpurgated' translation—a somewhat superfluous phrase in the circumstances since the mildest expurgation would leave a pamphlet too thin to be sold as a book. All the tales are written in Balzac's own medieval French, complete with archaic spellings and syntax, bursting into unintelligibility with those wonderful onomatopoeic words which the Académie Française had long since banished from the dictionary.“The subjects, too, were a form of protest at the new bourgeois society which had no regard for the truly important aspects of human existence: necrophilia, nymphomania, adultery and the essential bodily functions. The Contes Drolatiques are an orgy in the writer's playroom; words dance about like musical notes in Fantasia. The first collection was published in what seemed bad taste during the cholera epidemic of spring 1832. Actually it was rather appropriate since Paris was temporarily plunged into the Dark Ages, with a curfew, corpses carried through the streets at midnight, and the rag-pickers revolting when their rubbish heaps were swept away.“The opening tale had appeared in La Caricature in 1830 and reappeared the following year in the Revue de Paris. La Belle Impéria set the tone of the whole collection with the story of 'a cute little Tourangeau priest' and his evening with the famous courtesan Impéria, who specialized in bishops and cardinals. It had the desired effect: an aphrodisiac in a time of miserable chastity. The editor of the Revue de Paris, Louis Véron, wrote in alarm to warn Balzac that, 'in spite of the July Revolution, our subscribers are as prudish as ever, and to be perfectly honest, your writing is giving them erections…Try to do something chaste if you can, if only to show them how versatile you are.' The subscribers to La Caricature already had ample proof of Balzac's versatility. La Belle Impéria had been followed by a little anecdote called 'La Colique' which became Les Joyeulsetez du Ray Lays le Unziesme. Louis XI, we are told, liked to have his little joke. Some important Tourangeau bourgeois are invited to a feast where they stuff themselves 'like saveloys, from the gullet to the bung-hole of their bellies'. Unfortunately, the toilet is occupied by a life-size model of their host, and they are eventually obliged, after straining to contain themselves in the royal presence, to relieve themselves copiously in the main promenade of Tours. Balzac ends with the sort of message his father would have approved of and with a sense of civic responsibility: 'And since that day the bourgeois of Tours have never failed to defecate on the Mail du Chardonneret, in the knowledge that men of the Court had been there before them.'“Swinburne was very fond of Balzac's scatological tales, and there is something appealing about his insistence on the theme of bowel evacuation. The Contes Drolatiques are a sign of the great unclogging of the writer's mind, the rediscovery of the literary heritage of his native Touraine, and his ability to extract a whole series of tales from one idea” (Graham Robb, Balzac: A Biography (New York: 1994), pp. 187-188). The Contes drolatiques were added to the Index librorum prohibitorum (“Index of Forbidden Books” ) in 1841.Carteret I, pp. 63-66. George, Books by Balzac, pp. 8-9.

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        A Description of the Genus Pinus, with directions relative to the cultivation, and remarks on the uses of the several species: also descriptions of many other new species of the family Coniferæ

      London: Messrs. Weddell, 1832. 2 volumes, octavo. (10 5/8 x 6 5/8 inches). Stipple-engraved portrait frontispiece of the author with integral engraved caption beneath incorporating hand-coloured Lambert family arms, 75 engraved plates (72 hand-coloured, 1 printed in green, 2 uncoloured, 11 folding) with at least 41 of these plates laid down onto backing sheets (as issued). Expertly bound to style in red straight-grained half morocco over contemporary green/grey paper-covered boards, the flat spines divided into six compartments by single gilt fillets, lettered in gilt in the second, third and fourth compartments, gilt. A fine copy of the first octavo edition of Lambert's great work on the pine trees of the world. The earliest edition of Lambert's important monograph was published in two large folio volumes between 1803 and 1824. It then appeared in various formats with varying numbers of plates, including the present octavo edition, until the Bohn folio issue of 1842. Lowndes notes that the fine plates in the octavo edition are made up from "sections of some of the plates" from the larger folio work and new versions of other plates. The fine plates retain much of the power of their larger folio cousins. Stafleu tacitly agrees with Great Flower Books assessment of this book as one of the most bibliographically complex of all natural history works when he notes that "All copies show differences": this copy in addition to having three or four more plates than the accepted norm, is also (like the de Belder copy) without the appendix leaves which are found at the end of some copies. Irish-born William Russell Grace, co-founder of W.R Grace and Co., was an American success story who rose from relative poverty to be one of the richest men in the country. He was also a noted philanthropist and served two terms as Mayor of New York. Henrey III, 923; Great Flower Books (1990) p. 111; Harvard Catalogue of the Library of the Arnold Arboretum p.409; Lowndes II, p.1302; Nissen BBI 1126; Pritzel 5010; Stafleu & Cowan II, 4146.

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        Pompeiana. The Topography, Edifices and Ornaments of Pompeii, the Result of Excavations Since 1819

      ONT> ONT>, 1832 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. Following the excavations of Pompeii since 1819 this is ahistory of the antiquities of Pompeii, detailing the topography, edifices and ornamentscompiled by Sir William Gell. Illustrated with numerousengraved plates, two hand colouredplates to volume one,vignettes, some tipped in,and plans. In two volumes complete. The city of Pompeii is a partially buried Roman town-city near modern Naples in the Italian region of Campania, in the territory of the commune of Pompeii. Along with Herculaneum, Pompeii was partially destroyed and buried under 4 to 6mof ash and pumice in the eruption of Mount Vesuvius in AD 79. Pompeii was lost for nearly 1700 years before its rediscovery in 1748. Since then, its excavation has provided an extraordinarily detailed insight into the life of a city during the Pax Romana. Sir William Gell (1777 - 1836) was an English classical archaeologist and illustrator. His numerous drawings of classical ruins and localities, executed with great detail and exactness, are preserved in the British Museum. Gell was a thorough dilettante, fond of society and possessed of little real scholarship. Nonetheless his topographical works became recognised text-books at a time when Greece and even Italy were but superficially known to English travellers. His best-known work is Pompeiana; the Topography, Edifices and, Ornaments of Pompeii, published between 1817 and 1832. It was followed in 1834 by the Topography of Rome and its Vicinity. He also wrote Topography of Troy and its Vicinity; Geography and Antiquities of Ithaca; Itinerary of Greece, with a Commentary on Pausanias and Strabo; and Itinerary of the Morea. Although these works have been superseded by later publications, they continue to provide valuable information for the study of classical topography. He is, together with his friends Edward Dodwell and Keppel Richard Craven, by some modern scholars seen as the founder of the study of the historical topography of the hinterland of Rome. His works and notebooks proved very valuable for the topographical studies done by Thomas Ashby at the beginning of the 20th century. Condition: Handsomely rebound inquarter cloth bindings with paper covered boards. Externally, in a lovely condition with only minor shelfwear and very slight marks to boards. Internally, volume one is firmly bound, volume two, generally firmly bound although strained in one place. Bright but with slight foxing and tidemarks to plates. Overall: VERY GOOD INDEED.

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        The Principles of Astronomy. Part I. Containing Plane Astronomy

      London:: Cambridge: Printed by J. Smith...sold by T. Stevenson, Cambridge and Longman and Co., London,, 1832 PRESENTATION COPY: Inscribed on the front free end-papers: "Sir JOHN HERSCHEL with the author's compts," Dr. Sydney Ross's Copy. Part I only (Part II published separately in 1833), 8vo, ix (ii blank), [i] errata, 248 pp. Engraved illustrations and woodcut diagrams within the text. Occasional light spotting; repaired tear to title page. Original navy blue cloth, extremities bumped, spine slightly faded, paper label on spine. Entirely uncut and unopened. PRESENTATION COPY & with the Herschel Collingwood stamp at the head of the title & of page 1. FIRST EDITION. In his Preface the author states that he has taken "much curious information" from the Philosophical Transactions, more particularly from the papers of Sir W. Herschel. Sir John Herschel [1792 - 1871]. Sir John Herschel was a scientist and astronomer like his father, Sir William Herschel [ who discovered the planet Uranus] . In 1809 he entered the University of Cambridge; in 1812 he submitted his first mathematical paper to the Royal Society, of which he was elected a fellow the following year. An accomplished chemist, Herschel discovered the action of hyposulfite of soda on otherwise insoluble silver salts in 1819, which led to the use of "hypo" as a fixing agent in photography. In 1839, independently of William Henry Fox Talbot, Herschel also invented a photographic process using sensitized paper. It was Herschel who coined the use of the terms photography, positive, and negative to refer to photographic images. In 1820 Herschel became a founding member of the Royal Astronomical Society. From 1833 until 1838, his astronomical investigations brought him and his family to the Cape of Good Hope in South Africa, where he met Julia Margaret Cameron, who became a lifelong friend. In 1850 Herschel was appointed master of the Mint, but he resigned six years later due to poor health. His remaining years were spent working on his catalogs of double stars and of nebulae and star clusters. From the library of noted scholar, Dr. Sydney Ross, Emeritus Professor of Colloid Science, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, with his elegant small gilt & crimson bookplate on the front pastedown. In his later years, amongst other projects, he compiled the Catalogue of the Libraries of Sir William Herschel, Kt. & Sir John F.W. Herschel, Bart. A meaningful double association copy $2750. Signed by Author. First Edition.

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