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        Stock Dove

      Vol IV Stock Dove [Stock Pigeon], Columba oenas, John and Elizabeth Gould. £450

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        On political economy;

      8vo., viii + 566pp., contemporary polished calf, the sides embossed in blind, spine gilt with raised bands and label, all edges gilt. A fine presentation copy inscribed in ink in the author's hand ("To the Revd Dr Euston[?] with Dr. Chalmers best regards")Publisher: Glasgow: printed for William Collins; ...Year: 1832Edition: First edition. Kress C.3079. Goldsmiths 27260. Williams I, p.198. McCulloch p.19. Hollander 2991. Einaudi (1012) has only the 2nd edition.

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        Practische Instruction, Handgriffe und Vortheile für Kutscher und Stallleute in fürstlichen Marställen und bei anderen Herrschaften, oder deutliche Anweisung zur Stallpflege, zum Reiten und besonders zum Fahren mit zwei, vier und sechs Pferden...

       Ilmenau, Voigt 1832. 8°. 3 Bll., 90 S. Mit 1 gefalt. Titelkupfer. OBrosch. Rü. m. Leinenstreifen, Taf. wasserrand. u. m. restaur. Randläsuren. Kl. Eckabrisse a. d. ersten Bll.Erste und einzige Ausgabe. Selten! Mit hoher Genehmigung des Großherzoglichen Hof-Stall-Amtes zu Weimar herausgegeben von Johann Samuel Hafftendorn, Sr. Königlichen Hoheit des Großherzogs von Sachsen-Weimar- und Eisenach Leibkutscher. Versand D: 4,00 EUR Reitkunst, Hippologie

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        [Nuova Raccolta di Scene Teatrali inventate dal celebre Sanquirico]. Collection of 132 lithographic prints of set designs from operas and ballets staged in Milan at La Scala, ca. 1815-1830

      Milan: [1827-1832]. Oblong folio (ca. 260 x 360 mm.). Loosely assembled in an early marbled paper portfolio with label to upper "Sanquirico Scene Teatrali." Together with: Title and 7 aquatint engravings from the third volume of the "Raccolta di Scene Teatrali eseguite o disegnate dai piu celebri Pittori Scenici in Milano Parte III," Milano: Stanislao Stucchi, [ca. 1825]: 18. Accampamento degli Arabi nel deserto Nel Ballo Sesostri Atto IV 26. Festa da Ballo dalla città di Milano, nell' I.R. Teatro della Canobiana 33. Luogo Remoto Nel Ballo Tippo Saeb 43. Spiaggia d'Arco nel Ballo Oreste Atto I 71. Incendio del Campo Romano nel Ballo Arminio Atto ult.o 79. Tombe Reali nel Ballo Gengiskan Atto IV 100. Festa Campestre Secondo Sipario dell I.R. Teatro alla Scala Slightly worn, soiled, and foxed, particularly at edges. A very good, wide-margined copy overall. The Nuova Raccolta is quite rare. We have located 4 copies only (at the Italian National Library, 247 plates; the Austrian National Library, 252 plates; the Getty Research Center, 243 plates; and Harvard, number of plates not given). Sanquirico was the principal designer at La Scala from 1818 to 1832.

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        Theoria residuorum biquadraticorum. Commentatio prima [- secunda].

      Göttingen: Dieterich, 1828 [- 1832]. First edition, very rare separately-paginated offprint issues, of these two important papers, in which Gauss coined the term 'complex number' and introduced the complex plane now known as the 'Gaussian plane'. Gauss offprints are especially difficult to find on the market in contemporary bindings, most having been removed from sammelbands and rebound later. "The foundations of the theory of algebraic integers were laid by Gauss in his important work Theoria residuorum biquadraticorum, Commentatio II, which appeared in 1832, in which he considered the numbers a + bi (i = ?-1)" (Klein, p. 320). "In the Disquisitiones [Arithmeticae, 1801], Gauss gave the first rigorous proof of 'the gem of arithmetic' -- the law of quadratic reciprocity. In a series of papers published between 1808 and 1817 Gauss worked on reciprocity laws for congruences of higher degree, and in two papers published in 1828 and 1832 stated (but did not prove) the law of biquadratic [i.e., quartic] reciprocity" (Ewald, p. 306). "In the second part of his study of biquadratic residues (1832), [Gauss] argued that number theory is revealed in its "entire simplicity and natural beauty" (Sect. 30) when the field of arithmetic is extended to the imaginary numbers. He explained that this meant admitting numbers of the form a + bi. "Such numbers," he said, "will be called complex integers". More precisely, he went on in the next section, the domain of complex numbers a + bi contains the real numbers, for which b = 0 and the imaginary numbers, for which b is not zero. Then, in Sect. 32, he set out the arithmetical rules for dealing with complex numbers. We read this as a step away from the idea that i is to be understood or explained as some kind of a square root, and towards the idea that it is some kind of formal expression to be understood more algebraically" (Bottazzini & Gray, p. 71). These papers directly influenced 20th and 21st century mathematics: after reading them in 1947, the great French mathematician André Weil was inspired to formulate the 'Weil Conjectures', which had a profound effect on the subsequent development of number theory and algebraic geometry (see below). No copies listed on ABPC/RBH in the last 50 years. Quadratic reciprocity is a result about 'modular arithmetic.' Two integers (whole numbers) m and n are said to be equal modulo a positive integer p if m - n is an integer multiple of p (so there are only p distinct integers modulo p). "The first really great achievement in the study of modular arithmetic was Carl Friedrich Gauss's proof in 1796 of his celebrated law of quadratic reciprocity ... It states that 'if p is a prime number, then the number of square roots of an integer n in arithmetic modulo p [i.e., the solutions modulo p of the equation x2 = n (mod p)] depends only on p modulo 4n'" (Taylor). The attempt to generalize quadratic reciprocity for powers higher than the second was one of the main goals that led nineteenth-century mathematicians, including Gauss himself, as well as Richard Dedekind, Gustav Lejeune Dirichlet, Gotthold Eisenstein, David Hilbert, Carl Jacobi and Eduard Kummer, to the study of general algebraic number fields (it was Eisenstein who gave the first proof of biquadratic reciprocity). The ninth in the list of 23 unsolved problems which David Hilbert proposed to the International Congress of Mathematicians in 1900 asked for the "Proof of the most general reciprocity law for an arbitrary number field." "In studying the congruence x4 = k (mod p) Gauss concentrated on the central case where the modulus p is a prime of the form 4n + 1, and found himself obliged to examine the complex factors into which prime numbers of such a form can be decomposed. He was thereby led to widen his investigations from the ordinary integers to the complex integers, i.e., to numbers of the form a + bi, where a and b are real integers. Gauss showed that many of the properties of real integers are shared by the complex integers -- for example that each complex integer has a unique prime factorization; that the Euclidean algorithm for finding the greatest common divisor of two integers carries over to the complex case; that Fermat's theorem has a complex analogue; and the like. "The principal methodological innovation in these investigations was the widening of the number concept to embrace the complex integers. Mathematicians in the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries had been almost as distrustful of imaginary numbers as of infinitesimals, and even Leibniz could write: "The nature of things, the mother of eternal manifolds, or rather the divine spirit, is more jealous of its splendid multiplicity than to allow everything to be herded together under a common genus. Therefore it found a sublime and wonderful refuge in that miracle of analysis, the monstrum of the ideal world, almost an amphibium between being and non-being, which we call the imaginary roots." "Gauss was not the first to conceive of representing complex numbers by points in the plane ... the idea had already occurred to John Wallis (in the Treatise of algebra, 1685), to Caspar Wessel in 1792, and to Jean Robert Argand in 1806; and William Rowan Hamilton was later to popularize the conception of a complex number as an ordered couple of real numbers. But Gauss was the first to use complex integers in a systematic way -- in his work on biquadratic residues. His remarks on the complex integers touch upon a central theme in nineteenth-century mathematics: the widening of the number concept, and the growth of abstract algebra" (Ewald, pp. 306-7). "Two of the papers that helped shape the research in number theory during the second half of this century directly referred to Gauss's work on biquadratic residues: first, there is Weil's paper from 1949 on equations over finite fields in which he announced the Weil Conjectures and which was inspired directly by reading Gauss: "In 1947, in Chicago, I felt bored and depressed, and, not knowing what to do, I started reading Gauss's two memoirs on biquadratic residues, which I had never read before. The Gaussian integers occur in the second paper. The first one deals essentially with the number of solutions of ax4 - by4 = 1 in the prime field modulo p, and with the connection between these and certain Gaussian sums; actually the method is exactly the same that is applied in the last section of the Disquisitiones to the Gaussian sums of order 3 and the equation ax3 - by3 = 1. Then I noticed that similar principles can be applied to all equations of the form axm + bym + czr + ... = 0, and that this implies the truth of the "Riemann hypothesis" ... for all curves axn + byn + czn = 0 over finite fields ... This led me in turn to conjectures about varieties over finite fields," namely the Weil Conjectures. "The other central theme in number theory during the last few decades came into being in two papers by Birch & Swinnerton-Dyer: while studying the elliptic curves y2 = x3 - Dx they were led to an amazing conjecture that linked local and global data of elliptic curves ... in these papers, the quartic reciprocity plays a central role in checking some instances of their conjectures" (Lemmermeyer, pp. xii-xiii). The Weil conjectures were proved largely by Alexander Grothendieck, using his vast reformulation and generalization of modern algebraic geometry, and by his student Pierre Deligne. The Birch & Swinnerton-Dyer conjecture, chosen as one of the seven Millennium Prize Problems listed by the Clay Mathematics Institute, is still unsolved. These papers were read on April 5, 1825 and April 15, 1831 and were published in Vols. 6 & 7 of the Commentationes Societatis Regiae Scientiarum Gottingensis, pp. 27-56 & 89-148. NDB VI, 103; Poggendorff I, 855; NDB VI, 103. Ewald, From Kant to Hilbert, Vol. 1, 1996. Klein, Vorlesungen uber die Entwicklung der Mathematik im 19. Jahrhundert, Bd. I, 1926. Lemmermeyer, Reciprocity Laws. From Euler to Eisenstein, 2000. For an introduction to reciprocity laws intended for non-mathematicians, see R. Taylor, 'Modular arithmetic: driven by inherent beauty and human curiosity,' Institute Letter, Summer 2012, Institute for Advanced Study, Princeton ( Two works in one volume, 4to (228 x 195 mm), pp. [1-3] 4-32; [2], [1] 2- 60. Contemporary half-cloth over marbled boards, paper lablem with manuscript lettering to spine.

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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 ]

      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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        Traité d'orfévrerie, bijouterie et joaillerie ; contenant la description détaillée des caractères physiques et chimiques des métaux et pierres précieuses qui constituent les matières premières de cette belle branche de l'industrie française; de leur extraction du sein de la terre ; de l'art de les essayer, de les évaluer et de les mettre en oeuvre ; et généralement tout ce qui se rapporte à la théorie ou à la pratique de ces trois arts, qui, par leur analogie, n'en font qu'un

      Delaunay|& Borely ainé|& Joanne frères|& Levasseur|& Marteau|& Pailhiez|& Vallory, 1832. - Delaunay & Borely ainé & Joanne frères & Levasseur & Marteau & Pailhiez & Vallory, Paris 1832, 14,5x22cm, relié. - Edition originale. Reliure en demi chagrin rouge, dos à cinq nerfs sertis de filets noirs, deux traces de griffures en pied du dos (certainement les chiffres d'un précédent propriétaire qui ont été grattés), pièce de titre de chagrin noisette, plats de papier marbré, couvertures conservées, quelques frottements sur les coupes. Ouvrage bien complet de ses 7 planches dépliantes. Quelques rousseurs affectant principalement les planches du second volume. Rare. - [FRENCH VERSION FOLLOWS] Edition originale. Reliure en demi chagrin rouge, dos à cinq nerfs sertis de filets noirs, deux traces de griffures en pied du dos (certainement les chiffres d'un précédent propriétaire qui ont été grattés), pièce de titre de chagrin noisette, plats de papier marbré, couvertures conservées, quelques frottements sur les coupes. Ouvrage bien complet de ses 7 planches dépliantes. Quelques rousseurs affectant principalement les planches du second volume. Rare.

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        Scènes de la vie privée

      - Imprimerie de Madame-Delaunay, Paris 1832, 13x20,5cm, 4 volumes reliés. - Record Pierre: vincolanti mezza pelle di pecora della marina, di nuovo con false nervi decorati (1860). La pubblicazione di gran parte originale. Invio: Monsieur Leduc, l'autore di Balzac. Cancellature sulla qualificazione e il nome del dedicatario suggerisce che Balzac riprese la sua dedizione. 13 Gli ultimi due volumi contengono edizione originale: il Consiglio, la Borsa, il dovere di Singles di una donna, l'inizio della donna di trent'anni, la Rendezvous, il dito di Dio, i due incontri, il Espiazione (cinque capitoli, non collegati, formano la prima bozza della donna di trenta anni). - [FRENCH VERSION FOLLOWS] Edition en grande partie originale,  les deux derniers volumes contiennent en édition originale : "Le Conseil", "La Bourse", "Le Devoir d'une femme", "Les Célibataires", "Le début de la Femme de trente ans", "Le Rendez-vous", "Le Doigt de Dieu", "Les deux rencontres", "L'expiation" (cinq chapitres qui, sans lien entre eux, forment le premier jet de la Femme de trente ans). Reliures en demi basane marine, dos à quatre faux nerfs ornés de pointillés et fleurons dorés, plats de papier marbré, gardes et contreplats de papier à la cuve, tranches mouchetées, reliures légèrement postérieures datant de la seconde partie du XIXème. Ex-donos à la plume en têtes des gardes des deux premiers volumes. Quelques rousseurs affectant principalement la fin du quatrième et dernier volume. Très rare et énigmatique envoi autographe signé d'Honoré de Balzac : à Le Duc, l'auteur, de Balzac." Des ratures autographes sur le titre de civilité et le nom du dédicataire indiquent que Balzac a repris son envoi. Ainsi l'auteur adresse dans un premier temps son ouvrage à « Monsieur Delmar », banquier allemand et beau-frère de Mme Couturier de Saint-Clair (chez qui Balzac lira sa pièce L'Ecole des Ménages en mars 1839), avant de biffer son nom, dans un geste révélateur de ses rapports houleux avec le monde de la Finance et ses représentants.  L'auteur dédicace ensuite son livre « à Le Duc », sans autre mention, indiquant une réelle familiarité avec ce dédicataire qui ne figure pourtant dans aucune des biographies de Balzac. Il pourrait donc s'agir du personnage "Le Duc" de la pièce Vautrin interprété par Jemma au Théâtre de la Porte-Saint-Martin en 1840, avant que la pièce, écrite dans l'espoir de rembourser les dettes de Balzac, ne soit interdite.   Il ne serait guère surprenant que Balzac, qui affectionnait les surnoms, ait ainsi dédicacé ces Scènes de la vie privée - dont une nouvelle originale relate une histoire d'argent pervertissant le jugement d'un artiste - à l'un des acteurs malheureux qui subit avec lui les foudres de la critiques et de la censure.  Avec cette dédicace palimpseste, Balzac semble ainsi affirmer la suprématie de l'art sur les vaines vélléités financières.  

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        \"Chaussee von München über Freising nach Landshut\" (Tab. A) und \"Chaussee von München nach Landshut Deggendorf Regen und Zwisel\" (Tab. B - D).

       4 altkol. Kupferstiche aus Riedl, 1832, je 22 x 14 cm. Aus der sehr seltenen Fortsetzung des Adrian von Riedlschen Reise-Atlas von 1835. - Die vier Straßenkarten zeigen u. a. München, Freimann, Ismaning, Garching, Fröttmaning, Freising, Moosburg, Landshut, Ergolding, Wörth, Dingolfing, Landau, Plattling, Deggendorf, Regen und Zwiesel. - Breitrandig und sehr gut erhalten. Versand D: 6,00 EUR BAYERN, Landkarten, Oberbayern

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        Doctrine et traitement homoeopathique des maladies chroniques

      First edition of the French translation.Contemporary Romantic binding in half purple sheep over marbled paper boards, spine slightly faded and rubbed with gilt arabesque, gilt friezes and fillets to head and foot of spine, marbled endpapers and pastedowns, marbled edges. A few small spots, mostly affecting the second volume.A very rare copy. J.B. Baillière Paris 1832 13,5x21cm 2 volumes reliés

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        [Op. 30 / D617]. Première Grande Sonate pour le Piano Forte à quatre mains... Oeuv. 30... No. 3537. Pr. f2._C.M.

      Vienne: Ant. Diabelli et Comp. [PN D. et C. No. 3537], [ca. 1832]. Oblong folio. Disbound. [i] (title), 2-31, [i] (blank) pp. Engraved. Edges colored in green. Foliation in manuscript in red crayon to upper right corners of rectos from "52" (title) to "66." Staining to inner portions of each leaf; some minor foxing and soiling. A later edition. Not in Deutsch. Hoboken 13, 162. The first edition was published as "Grande Sonate..." by Sauer & Leidesdorf in Vienna in 1823.

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        Black Lark

      Vol III John and Elizabeth Gould Black Lark An original hand-coloured lithograph for Gould's 'Birds of Europe', 1832-37 530 x 360 mm approx £430

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        Sketch of the History of Van Diemen's Land, illustrated by a map of the island and an account of the Van Diemen's Land Company.

      London: John Richardson, 1832. Octavo, with two engraved plates and a large hand-coloured folding map; very good in original boards with green cloth spine and printed label. First edition. An important account of Tasmania, intended for distribution among shareholders and prospective shareholders of the Van Diemen's Land Company, reprinting several of the company's reports, including the significant (and rare) third report of 1828 detailing the explorations of the company's explorers, Alexander Goldie, Henry Hellyer, and Joseph Fossey. It was Hellyer who 'found a cliff of slate on the Arthur River, and promptly engraved on a large slab the words "Whoever is found stealing slate from this quarry, will be dealt with according to law". Apart from the inherent unlikelihood of anyone making off with large quantities of slate, the claim of ownership is revealing for its total self-assurance in the face of the wilderness...' (People, Print and Paper). The work is wide ranging, including sections on geography, wildlife, trade and emigration.Of interest is the correspondence contained in the appendix between the governor George Arthur and his superiors in London, including Viscount Goderich and Sir George Murray, regarding the escalating tension between settlers and the Tasmanian Aborigines. The appendix also includes the substantial "Extract from the Report of the Aborigines Committee, 19th March 1830."From the library of Australiana collector Tristan Buestt with his bookplate. Some offsetting to map, closed tear neatly repaired.

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        The Republic of Mexico in 1876. A political and ethnographical division of the population, character, habits, costumes and vocations of its inhabitants.

      With 8 colour-printed lithographs, finished by hand, 1 double-page map and 4 leaves with musical scores, printed on both sides. Oktav 8. Schlichter Pappbd. mit Leinenrücken. Mont. Titel aus der alten Broschur. Translated into English by George F. Henderson. Einband gering berieben, Ecken angestoßen teils mit Stauch- Knickspuren. Namenseintrag auf Innenspiegel. Innen sauber mit nur gelegentlichen Fleckchen, lediglich die Karte hat einen größeren Braunfleck (Kaffee?). Gutes Expl. - Interessante Arbeiten über Politik, Geschichte und Ethnographie von Mexiko, von dem mexikanischen Wissenschaftler Antonio Garcia Cubas (1832-1912). Im dritten Teil der Ethnographie liegt der Fokus auf verschiedenen indigenen mexikanisch-indianischen Familien. "Für ein besseres Wissen über die Rassen, ihre wirklichen Eigenschaften, ihrer Sitten und Gebräuche sollten Siedlungsgebiete in den Tiefen der Bergregionen untersucht werden, wo sich noch alte Gewohnheiten und Dialekte mit größerer Reinheit erhalten haben. Tlapacoyan am Fuße der Sierra von Tezuitlan und Amatlan in der Nähe von Cordoba, die beide im Bundesstaat Vera Cruz liegen, und uns die besten Typen der mexikanischen Familie zeigen." (S. 67-68). Der Text enthält auch Tabellen, zum Beispiel eine Synopsis der indianischen Sprachen von Mexiko, gebildet nach der Klassifikation von D. Francisco Pimentel. - Selten

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        Cours complet de Maçonnerie ou histoire générale de l'initiation, depuis son origine jusqu'à son institution en France.

      Paris, Chez l'auteur, 1832, in 8°, de 649 pp. et 2 planches litho. h. t. (pierre cubique et échelle mystérieuse), demi-veau brun époque, dos orné d'un fer maçonnique à froid, couv. d'origine cons., qq. rares rouss. et intéressantes annotations au crayon en marge. Edition originale de la plus grande rareté. Système maçonnique, initiations, petits et grands mystères, mystères de l'Inde, des Égyptiens, des Cabires, des Esséniens, des Chrétiens primitifs... Propagation de l'initiation en Orient, en Italie, dans la Haute-Asie, en Chine, dans les Gaules, étude des 33 degrés de l'écossisme.... Le Dr. Pierre G. Vassal fut Secrétaire Général du G.O. de 1819 à 1827, puis Président du Grand Collège des Rites. ¶ Fesh col. 1420 - Caillet n°11037 - Pas dans Dorbon.

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        Report on the Brunswick Canal and Rail Road, Glynn County, Georgia. With an appendix containing the charter and commissioner's report. Boston, John H. Eastburn, 1837. 8vo. With engraved folding plate (ca. 73 x 20.5 cm), with plan and profiles for the canal, engraved by H. Morse after H.K. Curtis. Original printed green paper wrappers.

      - Sabin 2903. Second edition of a report of a survey for a route for a canal from the Altamaha River to the Brunswick harbour in Georgia, with information on the proposed route, the dimensions, the locks and the estimate of the costs. Also included are other reports on the same topic, from 1832 till 1836.Foxed, especially the engraved plate. Wrappers almost loose. Good copy of a report on a canal from the Altamaha River to Brunswick harbour.

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        L.a.f. in italiano a Carlotta Marchionni. Torino, 22 settembre 1832

      1832. 3 pp. in-8, indirizzo in quarta p. Bella lettera autografa firmata indirizzata alla celebre attrice e letterata Carlotta Marchionni, che nel 1815 interpretò Francesca da Rimini nella nota tragedia del Pellico e per cui sorella lo scrittore nutrì una grande passione. Nella missiva l'autore fa riferimento a noti personaggi dell'epoca come il Prof. Marocchesi, Mad.e de Stael e Montani. ''La tua cara lettera m'ha fatto il più gran piacere..Mi ricordo con qual trasporto Stael (la quale aveva veduto le migliori attrici francesi, inglesi e tedesche, e non era di facile contentatura) esclamava di te: Elle à la génie de son art au dernier point!.. E quel buon Montani che mi voleva tanto bene..''. PELLICO, Silvio (Saluzzo 1789-Torino 1854), illustre patriota, poeta e scrittore, autore delle celeberrime ''Le mie prigioni'', opera che, come disse Balbo, costò all'Austria ben più di una battaglia perduta.

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        The Miscellaneous Works of Oliver Goldsmith.

      London: 1832. Six volumes duodecimo, bound in uniform contemporary polished sheep with gilt spines. Choice example of colonial Sydney bookbinding, with each volume bearing the ticket of stationer William Moffitt of Pitt Street (most often remembered as printer and distributor of the New South Wales Calendar and General Post Office Directory). Moffitt was also a skilled engraver, credited with creating the first banknotes for New Zealand. His life is a good example of the opportunities for personal and class advancement available in New South Wales. Transported for larceny in 1827, he was assigned to the Engineer's Department and married a free immigrant. A devoted and intelligent businessman, Moffitt's retail premises on Pitt Street were considered the grandest in Sydney Town on the eve of the gold rush, and he died in 1874 with a staggering personal fortune valued in excess of £200,000. Happily, success never changed his style: 'he avoided public life, devoting himself to his business and to unobtrusive acts of private benevolence' (ADB). Joints a little rubbed, preliminary leaves of the first volume moderately browned and water stained, a very good set.

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        Raccolta omeopatica.

      - Grande raccolta di 124 opere edite in Italia, Francia e Germania fra il 1832 e gli anni '70 del Novecento. Si tratta della biblioteca di uno studioso di materia omeopatica che ha raccolto il presente materiale nella seconda metà del secolo scorso. Interessante insieme in cui sono presenti 26 opere stampate nell'800. Ottimo stato di conservazione complessivo. Tutti i volumi sono stati collazionati. Elenco dettagliato a richiesta.

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        Histoire générale et particulière des anomalies de l'organisation chez l'homme et les animaux, ouvrage comprenant des recherches sur les caractères, la classification, l'influence physiologique et pathologique, les rapports généraux, les lois et les causes des monstruosités, des variétés et vices de conformation, ou traité de tératologie.

      Paris, Baillière, 1832-1837. ____ Première édition. Isidore Geoffroy Saint-Hilaire est l'inventeur du mot tératologie. Atlas illustré de 20 planches gravées de monstres. He "organised all known human and animal malformations taxonomically. Many of the principles governing abnormal development were enunciated for the first time in this work. It also introduced hundreds of names for specific malformations, many of which are still in use. For comprehensive coverage of rare anomalies it is still of value as a reference source." Garrison-Morton 534.58. "The only son of Etienne Geoffroy Saint-Hilaire, Isidore (...) published in 1832 the first of three large volumes on monsters (...) Although the idea of seeking laws governing the formation of monsters was his father's, Isidore Geoffroy Saint-Hilaire nonetheless grouped and brought into accord, judiciously and critically, a great number of scattered facts. In 1832 he coined the word teratology, to designate the science of monsters." DSB 5, 359. Provenance : Docteur G. Nivert, Tours (cachet sec sur les faux-titres) Petits éclats à deux coiffes. Comme souvent les légendes sous les planches ont été plus ou moins rognées par le relieur. Bel exemplaire. *****. 4 tomes reliés en 3 volumes in-8. [226 x 141 mm] Collation : XV, (1), 746, (2) pp., 1 tableau / (4), 571, (1) pp., 2 tableaux dépl. / (4), 618, (2) pp. / 8, XX pp., 20 planches h.-t. Demi-veau brun, dos à nerfs ornés. (Reliure de l'époque.).

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        Pallas' Water Ouzel

      Vol II John and Elizabeth Gould Pallas' Water Ouzel An original hand-coloured lithograph for Gould's 'Birds of Europe', 1832-37 530 x 360 mm approx £490

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        Dictionnaire de La Conversation

      39 and 1844-51 - Paris - Belin-Mandar, Garnier, 1832 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. First edition.. The first edition of this famous French dictionary. In the original French. Dictionnaire de la Conversation et de La Lecture was inspired by the German 'Conversations Lexicon'. It is an enclopedic dictionary which had great success on its original publication. Edited and directed by William Ducket, a French journalist. He is best known for this dictionary. To volume II there is a photograph of a man in what can be assumed the First World War trenches, dated 28th January 1917. There are also several postcards to volume VII of Paris and of Germany. This set comprises of the original 52 volumes of the Dictionnaire itself published 1832-39 and the sixteen supplement volmes of 1844-51. Scarce to have a complete set with the supplement. Condition: In uniform quarter morocco bindings with gilt stamping to spines. Externally, very smart with patches of slight rubbing to the spines and to the joints, particularly to the head and tails. Cracks to the pape and creasing to the rear board of volume XIX. Small loss to the head of spine to volume XL. Front hinge to volumes XIII and LII are slightly strained but firm. Bothhinges to volume XVII are slightly strainedbut firm. Small amount of worming to the last few pages and to the fronthinge of volume I. Internally,most volumes are firmly bound. VolumeLII's binding is slightly strained but firm in some places. Pages to all volumes are slightlycockled fromdamp staining. Loss to the final three leaves of volume LIII at the top outer corner. Pages are generally bright, withinstances oflight scattered spots, heavier to the first and last few pages. Some minor offsetting from endpapers. Ephemera from prior owner(s) used as bookmarks found to several volumes, not affecting text. Overall: VERY GOOD..

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        Blätter für höhere Wahrheit. Aus Beyträgen von Gelehrten, ältern Handschriften und seltenen Büchern. Mit besonderer Rücksicht auf Magnetismus.

      Frankfurt, Brönner (Bde. 1-2), J. C. Hermann (Bde. 3-8) und Berlin, Oehmigke (Bde. 9-11), 1818 - 1832. - 11 Bände (Alles!). Die Bde. 9-11 als "Neue Sammlung" betitelt. Mit zus. 3 (1 mehrfach gefalt.) lithograph. Tafeln. Pappbde. d. Zt. ADB XXI, 597; Caillet 7493 und 7494; Slg. du Prel 587; Ackermann II, 41 und V. 969 : "Eine Fundgrube für jeden Interessierten okkulter Literatur. Im letzten Bande ein Gesamtregister. Sehr gesucht und selten vollständig." - Der Frankfurter Bürgermeister J. F. Meyer (1772-1849) wurde vor allem durch seine Bibelübersetzung bekannt, die ihm auch den Namen "Bibel-Meyer" eintrug. Enthält ein Konglomerat an teils recht kuriosen Aufsätzen, u. a.: Ueber Magnetismus in Beziehung auf die Geschlechter; Auszug aus dem magnetischen Tagebuch des Ritters von Barberin; Historia von der Alchimey; Fragment aus der Geschichte einer magnetischen Hellseherin; Von der Erschaffung der schädlichen Thiere; Blicke der Erkenntniß; Ueber Mysticismus; Des Theophrastus Paracelsus Buch von Nymphen, Sylphen, Pygmäen und Salamandern, auch anderen Geschöpfen dieser Art; Ueber Horst`s Dämonomagie; Ueber das Wesen des Wunders; Gespräch über die Freymaurerey; Lehrsätze der Magie; Die Nacht, von welcher Jesus redet; Erklärung des neunzigsten Psalms; Der Engel Metatron; Kurzer Begriff der Kabala; Vom Ursprung der fossilen Thiere; Aus der Vorschule für Aegyptische Hieroglyphik u. Schrift; Merkwürdige Weissagung des Dante; Vom Hades; Der Magnetismus als Mittel der Selbstheilung u. Spiegel der Selbsterkenntnis; Wahrnehmungen einer Seherin; Über Indische Mythologie; Das Kreuz Christi; Die neuesten Naturerschütterungen; Scheinbarer Widerspruch Christi u. Pauli in Betreff des Mana; Der Blutbräutigam; Das Buch Henoch; Leitfaden einer künftigen Symbolik; Der Tempel Salomo`s; Prüfung der Lehre von der Seelenwanderung; Noch eine Irrlehre, in Verbindung mit dem Gilgul; Aus dem Wunderbüchlein; Die Insel Atlantis. - - - Formate tls. etwas unterschiedlich, Deckelbezüge abweichend. Berieben und bestoßen. Tls. fleckig und gebräunt.

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        Spotted Eagle. Aquila nævia.

      Spotted Eagle (Aquila naevia). £2500

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        Platycercus Palliceps. Paleheaded Parrakeet. In the Possession of Mr. Leadbeater.

      London. No date. [1830- 1832]. Lithograph, handcolored, sheet size 21 x 13 3/4 inches (image approx. 17 3/4 x 11 3/4 inches). Matburn at edge of sheet (just outside the image at left and right), two creases at lower left corner, 1 inch tear at lower edge (not affecting the image), scattered light foxing, light toning to verso of sheet. Overall image area is clean and bright, making a beautiful display. An exquisite image by the 19th century master of ornithological art, Edward Lear, of "The Book of Nonsense" fame. This lithograph was drawn and lithographed by Lear for his "Illustrations of the family of Psittacidae, or parrots: the greater part of them species hitherto unfigured" and was printed by Charles Hullmandel.

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        Black Grouse. Tetrao Tetrix.

      Vol IV Black Grouse (Tetrao tetrix). £1850

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