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Botanical Cabinet  : Consisting of Colored Plates from all Countries with ashort Account of each, Directions for Management. Vols. I-IV, LODDIGES, Conrad COOKE, George
21 LODDIGES, Conrad COOKE, George Botanical Cabinet : Consisting of Colored Plates from all Countries with ashort Account of each, Directions for Management. Vols. I-IV
John & Arthur Arch, 1818, 1818 
LODDIGES, Conrad and Sons. The Botanical Cabinet : Consisting of Colored Plates from all Countries with a short Account of each, Directions for Management, &c., &c. Vols. I-IV (of XX) only. London : John & Arthur Arch, 1818-19.

Each volume contains 100 hand colored copper-engraved plates with corresponding text on facing page. 8vo, half calf with gilt to calf and spine, marbled boards, a.e.g.

Overall dimensions of plates: 8 1/4" x 6 1/8" (20.8 cm. x 15.5 cm.)

Vol. II & IV include a "Catalogue of Plants which are sold at Conrad Loddiges & Sons, Nursery & Seedsmen, of Hackney, near London". That issue of the Loddiges catalogue included in vol. II being the eleventh edition ( 51 pp.) of 1818, and that in vol. IV being the twelfth edition (55 pp.) of 1820.

Volume III has 2 pp. of drawings by George Loddiges detailing the "Elevation of the steam apparatus for heating hothouses, &c., at Hackney" and the "Ground plan of the Houses at Hackney showing the arrangement of the steam rollers, pipes, &c.," in addition to a short chapter entitled On Warming Hothouses by Steam.

The Botanical Cabinet was published monthly, each part containing ten plates, drawn and coloured from nature with ten parts forming one volume.

A short history accompanied by directions for care and other useful information pertaining to each plant was included.

All volumes show some wear to spine ends and extremities; covers have some chipping and some general soiling.
Some foxing affecting all plates, and slight to moderate dampstaining affecting areas of some plates of vol. I; slight to moderate foxing affecting most plates, and dampstaining affecting most plates of vol. II; very slight to moderate dampstaining affecting most plates of vol. III;
slight to moderate foxing affecting all plates, and some dampstaining (or in some instances waterstaining) affecting most plates of vol IV; plate 162 folded and wrinkled. Vol. I front hinge starting;
Vol. II & III casings detached at rear;
Vol. IV casing detached at front, engr. bookplates to front endpapers of three volumes. Good.

For the four volumes 7,500.00


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Geological Classification of Rocks, with Descriptive Synopses of the Species and Varieties, comprising the Elements of Practical Geology.  First Edition, MacCULLOCH, John
22 MacCULLOCH, John Geological Classification of Rocks, with Descriptive Synopses of the Species and Varieties, comprising the Elements of Practical Geology. First Edition
Longman, Hurst, Rees, Orme, and Brown, London, 1821, 
MacCULLOCH, John, M.D. A Geological Classification of Rocks, with Descriptive Synopses of the Species and Varieties, comprising the Elements of Practical Geology. London : Longman, Hurst, Rees, Orme, and Brown, Paternoster Row, 1821. First Edition. Pp [i]-xxxi,(1),[1]-655,(1). 8vo, rebound with matching paper spine with original paper label laid on, and with original boards. John MacCulloch FRS (b. October 6, 1773, Guernsey, – d. August 21, 1835 in Cornwall) was a Scottish geologist. 1. Introductory Remarks on the Methods of arranging Rocks which have been adopted by different Mineralogists 2.On the meaning in which the term Rock is here used, and on the General Pla n of the present Arrangement; with Remarks on the Nomenclature adopted 3. On the Classification of Rocks adopted in the present arrangement 4. GeneralCatalogue of the Families of Rocks contained in the present arrangement 5. Remarks on the general Catalogue of the Rockscontained in this arrangement , and on the Order of their Succession in Nature 6. View of the external and internal general Characters by which Rocks are distinguished 7. On the external Configuration of Rocks 8. On the internal Structure of Rocks 9. On the Texture, Fracture, and other remaininggeneral Characters of Rocks 10. Remarks on the Composition of Rocks, with a Catalogue of the simple Minerals of which they are composed 11. Enumeration of the several Rocks, arranged under the different Minerals which enter into their composition 12. Remarks on the Associations and Transitions which occur in Nature between several different species, or families, of Rocks 13. Synoptical View of the general Characters of the Families of Rocks contained in the present arrangement Preliminary Remarks on the Nature and Characters of the Primary Class : Granite - Serpentine - Gneiss - Micaceous Schist - Chlorite Schist - Talcose Schist - Hornblende Schist - Actinolite Schist - Quartz Rock - Red (Primary) Sandstone - Argillaceous Schist - Primary Limestone - Compact Felspar. Preliminary Remarks on the Nature and Characters of the Secondary Class : Lowest(Red) Sandstone - Superior Sandstones - Secondary Limestone - Shale - Over lying Rocks - Pitchstone. Preliminary Remarks on the Occasional Rocks : Jasper - Siliceous Schist - Chert - Gypsum - Conglomerate Rocks - Veinstones. Appendix : Volcanic Rocks - Clay, Marle, and Sand - Coal - Alluvia - Lignite - Peat. Additions and Corrections : Diallage Rock - Serpentine. Tabular View of the Classification. Spine replaced original paper label re-affixed, new repairs to edges and corners, boards lightly spotted, occasional foxing, else very good. Partly unopened. 1,200.00

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Dain : A Chomhnadh Crabhuidh, MacGREGOR, James, Rev. MacGRIOGAIR, Seumas BLAIR, D.B.
23 MacGREGOR, James, Rev. MacGRIOGAIR, Seumas BLAIR, D.B. Dain : A Chomhnadh Crabhuidh
J.D. MacDonald, Pictou, 1861, 1861 
(MacGREGOR, James, Rev.). Dain : A Chomhnadh Crabhuidh. [by] Le Seumas MacGriogair. Searmonaich an T-Soisgeil 'an America. With a memoir of the author, by the Rev'd D.B. Blair. Pictou : Printed by J.D. MacDonald, 1861. Pp (2),[iii]-viii,[3]-111[sic 112],(2). 12mo, disbound.

A volume of Gaelic poetry first published in Glasgow in 1818.

Not in TPL or Tennyson.

"Previous to this, however, he had sent to the press his Gaelic poems, by which he has had and continues still to have no small usefulness. With an intense desire for the good of his countrymen, he had always taken a deep interest in everymeasure having that object in view, and especially in what concerned their spiritual welfare. He had spent his life in toiling for the salvation, esp ecially, of those of them who had become expatriated to the Colonies, but he desired also to do something himself for those whom he had left in his native land. With this view he had several years before conceived the idea ofrendering the doctrines of the gospel into Gaelic verse, adapted to the mu sic most common among them, as has been expressed," that he might unite the best lessons with the sweetest melodies of his native land." These poems he had partly composed years before, as he says, " in part, when travelling the dreary forests of America.

"An individual informs me that going through the woods on a very dark night, he heard a kind of singing, and in a little came upon the Doctor, who was riding on horseback, and humming over portions of his poems as he composed them. As he had obtained a little more leisure to study, he had carefully revised them. From the MSS. in our possession it appears that some of them were copied several times. As early as the year 1814 we find him submitting some of them to competent Gaelic scholars. His design as well as the execution of it, having met their approval, he accordingly put the work to press under the title, "Dain a chomhnadh crab huidh," about the year 181S.

The copyright of this little work was given to the Glasgow Tract Society, so long as they should be diligent in circulating it. The following list of the titles of the several poems will give the English reader an idea of the volume:

1. The sum of the law.

2. The ten commandments.

3. Praise of the law.

4. The covenant of works.

5. The covenant of grace.
6. Sin — in two parts.

7. On the evil heart.

8. The gospel.

"Glad tidings of great joy which shall be to all people."

"He will save his people from their sins."

9. Faith. " Believe in the Lord Jesus Christ, and thou shalt be saved."

"Whatsoever is not of faith is sin."

10. Unbelief. "He that believeth not is condemned already, because he hath not believed in the name of the only begotten Son of God." "Because I tell you the truth, ye believe me not."

11. The complaint. "Who shall deliver me from this body of death?"

12. Christ's righteousness. "That I mny be found in him, not having mine own righteousness which is of the law, but the righteousness which is of God by faith.

13. The work of the Spirit." "Poems to promote Religion." "He saved us by the washing; of regeneration, and the renewing of the Holy Ghost." " Your heavenly Father shall give his Spirit to them that ask him,"

14. Grace commended. "My grace shall be sutfieient for thee."

15. The graces commended. " The fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace,long suffering, gentleness, goodness, faith, meekness, temperance."

16. Gospel questions, or, Christ all in all; from the English of Ralph Erskine.

17. The love of God — in three parts. " God is love."
18. Death. " I know that thou wilt bring me to death."

19. The resurrection. " The hour cometh,and now is, when they that are in their graves shall hear the voice of the Son of man, and they that hear shall live."

20. The judgment. " We must all appear before the judgment-seat of Christ, to give an account of the deeds done in the body, whether they be good or whether they be evil."

21. Heaven.

22. Hell.

23. Spread of the Bible and the gospel."
- from Memoir of the Rev. James MacGregor, D.D., by Rev. George Patterson, 1869, pp 448-450.

Some foxing and brown stains, some leaves loose and edges chipped, else a good copy of an early Pictou imprint. Scarce. 400.00


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Choix des Contes Moraux de J.F. Marmontel. Précédé d'une Notice sur la vie etles ouvrages de l'auteur, et suivi de Notes par L.T. Ventouillac. SecondeÉdition., MARMONTEL, J.F.
24 MARMONTEL, J.F. Choix des Contes Moraux de J.F. Marmontel. Précédé d'une Notice sur la vie etles ouvrages de l'auteur, et suivi de Notes par L.T. Ventouillac. SecondeÉdition.
S. Low, Lamb's Conduit Street; Treuttel, Wurtz, Treuttel Fils et Richter, Soho Square, Londres / London, 1829, 1829 
MARMONTEL, J.F. Choix des Contes Moraux de J.F. Marmontel. Précédé d'une Notice sur la vie etles ouvrages de l'auteur, et suivi de Notes par L.T. Ventouillac. Seconde Édition. Londres : S. Low, Lamb's Conduit Street; Treuttel, Wurtz, Treuttel Fils et Richter, Soho Square, 1829. Pp [i]-xii,[1]-166,[i]-ii, frontispiece + engraved title page. 12mo (90 x 145 cm), brown cloth, gilt lettering to spine.

Jean-François Marmontel (1723-1799) was a French historian and writer, a member of the Encyclopediste movement.

Text in French.

Spine and edges sunned, some spotting to back cover, wear to spine ends, corners bumped, small waterstain to front gutter, contemporary penned name, foxing to engraved pages, else very good. 75.00


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Borneo and the Indian Archipelago. With drawings of Costume and Scenery.  First Edition, Rebound., MARRYAT, Frank S.
25 MARRYAT, Frank S. Borneo and the Indian Archipelago. With drawings of Costume and Scenery. First Edition, Rebound.
Longman, Brown, Green, and Longmans; Paternoster-Row, London, 1848, 1848 
MARRYAT, Frank S. Borneo and the Indian Archipelago. With Drawings of Costume and Scenery. By Frank S. Marryat, late midshipman from H.M.S. Samarang, surveying vessel. London : Longman, Brown, Green, and Longmans; Paternoster-Row, 1848. First Edition. Pp. (4),[v]-viii,[1]-232, colour chromolithograph frontispiece, colour-illustrated engraved title page, + 20 leaves of chromolithograph plates. With 37 woodcuts to text. Large 8vo, rebound in three-quarter brown leather with marbled paper covered boards, gilt lettering and gilt tooled border to spine, six pressed bands to spine, with original gilt-decorated red cloth from original front board bound in at rear.

National Maritime Museum Catalogue of the Library Volume 1 : Voyages and Travels, 534; Kennedy, Bibliography of Indonesian Peoples and Cultures, Revised Edition, Volume 1, p.267.

Frank Samuel Marryat, (1826-1855), artist and midshipman, and son of Captain [Frederick] Marryat. This beautifully illustrated and smartly rebound volume documents the four-year surveying voyage of the HMS Samarang, captained by the Halifax, Nova Scotia-born Edward Belcher (b. February 27, 1799, Halifax, Nova Scotia - d. March 18, 1877, London), to Borneo and the East Indies, from 1843 to 1846.

See DCB Volume X, pp.42-43 for Captain Belcher, naval surveyor and explorer.

Captions of the lithographs:
"Chinese Joss House" (frontispiece);
"Bornese Vessel" (title-page);
"Loondoo Dyak" (p.5);
"River Sarawak and Town of Kuchin" (p.6);
"Keeney-Ballo" (p.59);
"Serebis Dyak" (p.79);
"Saghai Dyak" (p.80);
"War Dance of the Dyaks" (p.85);
"Malay Chief (Sooloo)" (p.101);
"Bruni" (p.106);
"Court of the Sultan of Borneo" (p.109);
"West Point, Hong Kong" (p.142);
"View on the Island of Poo-too" (p.151);
"Chinese Joss House at Ningpo" (p.156);
"Quelpartians" (p.182);
"Mandarin of Quelpart (Corea)" (p.183);
"Japanese" (p.185);
"Natives of Luzon (Philippines)" (p.199);
"View in Samboangan" (p.201);
"Illanoan Pirate" (p.207);
"Dusum" (p.210);
"Port Louis" (p.220).


Captions of the woodcuts:
"Mr. Brooke's House",
"Dyak Head",
"Malays of Kuchin",
"Native of Batan",
"Native of Pa-tchu-san",
"Sooloo Village",
"Native Boat -- Borneo",
"Dyak War Prahu",
"Dyak Women in Canoe",
"Teeth of Dyaks",
"Costumes of Dyak Women",
"Sum-pi-tan -- Blow-pipe, with Poisoned Arrows",
"Dyak Village",
"Obtaining Fire",
"View of Singapore",
"Malay Woman",
"Proboscis Monkey",
"Natives of Bruni",
"City of Manilla",
"Procession of the Sultan of Gonong Tabor",
"Ears of Dyaks at Gonong Tabor",
"Portrait of Mahomed Pullulu, Sultan of Sooloo",
"Tanka Boats -- Hong Kong",
"Chinese Fishermen",
"Cook's Shop",
"Pagoda -- Ningpo", "Tanka Boat Women",
"Man-of-War Junk",
"Trading Junks",
"Japanese Boat",
"Salt Smugglers",
"Spanish Galleon",
"Water Carriers -- Manilla",
"Illanoan Pirates",
"Natives of N.E. Coast of Borneo", "Convict", "Kling Woman".


Minor repairs done to fore-edge of pp. vii-viii and to edges of plates opposite p. 5 and p. 109, small crease to upper corner of plate opposite p. 79 (contained to margin), contemporary name inked verso frontispiece, otherwise a beautiful, internally bright and clean copy. 4,000.00

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Ottawah, The Last Chief of the Red Indians of Newfoundland : A Romanc  First Edition, MURRAY, Charles Augustus]
26 MURRAY, Charles Augustus] Ottawah, The Last Chief of the Red Indians of Newfoundland : A Romanc First Edition
Appleyard, 1847, 1847 
[MURRAY, Charles Augustus]. Ottawah, The Last Chief of the Red Indians of Newfoundland : A Romance. London : E. Appleyard, 86, Farringdon Street, [1847]. Pp [i]-iv,1-176. Illustrated. Double column. 8vo, modern half-calf, marbled boards and endpapers, with pictorial wrappers bound in.

O'Dea 520a, Rhodenizer p.31.

Not in TPL, Lande, Watters.

See E.J. Devereux, "The Beothuk Indians of Newfoundland in Fact and Fiction," (The Dalhousie Review, Vol.50, No.3, Autumn 1970, pp 350-362).

See DNB for Sir Charles Murray (1806-1895).

Sir Charles Augustus Murray (b. November 2, 1806 - d. June 3, 1895, Paris, France).

In Roscoe's Series.

Original wrappers rubbed and browned, else very good in new calf binding. A scarce work. 850.00



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Neuman and Baretti's Dictionary of the Spanish and English Languages; wherein the Words are Correctly Explained, Agreeably to their Different Meanings, and a Great Variety of Terms, relating to the Arts, Sciences, Manufactures, Merchandise..., NEUMAN, Henry BARETTI, Giuseppe
27 NEUMAN, Henry BARETTI, Giuseppe Neuman and Baretti's Dictionary of the Spanish and English Languages; wherein the Words are Correctly Explained, Agreeably to their Different Meanings, and a Great Variety of Terms, relating to the Arts, Sciences, Manufactures, Merchandise...
Hilliard, Gray, and Co., Boston, 1836, 1836 
NEUMAN, [Henry] and [Giuseppe] BARETTI. Neuman and Baretti's Dictionary of the Spanish and English Languages; wherein the Words are Correctly Explained, Agreeably to their Different Meanings, and a Great Variety of Terms, relating to the Arts, Sciences, Manufactures, Merchandise, Navigation, and Trade, Elucidated. STEREOTYPE EDITION, Carefully Revised, and Enlarged by the Addition of Many Thousand Words Extracted from the Writings of the Most Classical Spanish and English Authors, Many of which are not to be found in Any Other Dictionary of Those Languages; and also Great Additions from the Dictionaries of Connelly and Higgins, The Spanish Academy, &c., &c. To which are added, Directions for Finding the Difference Between the Ancient and Modern Orthography. IN TWO VOLUMES. Boston: Hilliard, Gray, and Co., 1836. I:Pp. (4),[iii]-viii,9-723,(1); II: Pp. (2),3-603,(3). Double column. 8vo, f ull tree calf, with five gilt tooled bands, gilt lettered red title block and gilt letter black volume blocks to spine.

Giuseppe Marco Antonio Baretti(b. April 24, 1719, Turin; d. May 5, 1789, London), was an Italian linguist and scholar, who, apart from his work on this Spanish-English dictionary,also co-authored a similar Italian project, as well as other literary and travel treatises.

Henry Neuman was the author of "A Marine Pocket-Dictionary" (published in 1799), while also translating Duke de la Rochefoucauld's "Travels in the United States of North America [...] with an authentic account of Lower Canada, 1795, 1796, 1797" (1799).

Dampstain to bottom edge of first several leaves of second volume, some light foxing and marginal smudging throughout, small abrasion to bottom right corner of second board, faintspine wear, else a very good, tight set. NOTE: Some extra shipping will be required. 400.00



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St. John's, Newfoundland, Destroyed by Fire, Newspaper) Aberdeen Chronicle 497
28 Newspaper) Aberdeen Chronicle 497 St. John's, Newfoundland, Destroyed by Fire
1816, 
(Newspaper). "St.John's, Newfoundland, Destroyed by Fire". Letters in The Aberdeen Chronicle, No.497, Saturday, April 13, 1816. Folio, folded sheet. Three letters pertaining to a disastrous fire in St.John's, Newfoundland, which broke out at midnight February 12, 1816. - about 130 houses destroyed -1500 homeless - losses estimated at 100,00. (p.3, col.4, and p.4, col.5, a pprox. 350 words). Vg. 100.00

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Copy of a Letter from Vice-Admiral Gambier, Commander in Chief of His Majesty's Ships and Vessels at Newfoundland, to Sir Evan Nepean, Bart, dated on board the Isis, at St.John's, the 20th August 1803, Newspaper) London Gazette 15632 GAMBIER, James MALBON, Capt.
29 Newspaper) London Gazette 15632 GAMBIER, James MALBON, Capt. Copy of a Letter from Vice-Admiral Gambier, Commander in Chief of His Majesty's Ships and Vessels at Newfoundland, to Sir Evan Nepean, Bart, dated on board the Isis, at St.John's, the 20th August 1803
1803, 
(Newspaper). "Copy of a Letter from Vice-Admiral Gambier, Commander in Chief of His Majesty's Ships and Vessels at Newfoundland, to Sir Evan Nepean, Bart, dated on board the Isis, at St.John's, the 20th August 1803". An article in The London Gazette, No.15632, Tuesday October 18, to Thursday October20, 1803. 4to, two sheets folded (8 pp.). For James Gambier, the then gove rnor and commander-in-chief of Newfoundland, see DCB VI:270-1, ENL II:464. Vice-Admiral Ganbier quotes excerpts from a letter from Capt. Malbon of H.M.Ship Aurora reporting on the surrender of St.Peter's. "On the 30th June, about Four o'Clock in the Morning, I made the Island of Peters; and at Five sent the Large Cutter and Launch, manned and armed with a Twelve-Pound Carronade, under the Command of Lieutenant Richard Longfield Davies, and Lieutenant Baillie, of the Marines to oblige the town to surrender, or begin the attack...". On everything being secured, Lt. Davies is sent off with directions to scour the coast and take possession of Great and Little Miquelon. (p.6-7, approx. 450 words). Very good. 150.00

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Copy of a Letter from Vice-Admiral Gambier, Commander in Chief of his Majesty's Ships and Vessels at Newfoundland, to Sir Evan Nepean, Bart., dated onboard the Isis, at St.John's, the 20th Aug. 1803". An article in The Times , No.5846, Newspaper) Times 5846 GAMBIER, James MALBON, Capt.
30 Newspaper) Times 5846 GAMBIER, James MALBON, Capt. Copy of a Letter from Vice-Admiral Gambier, Commander in Chief of his Majesty's Ships and Vessels at Newfoundland, to Sir Evan Nepean, Bart., dated onboard the Isis, at St.John's, the 20th Aug. 1803". An article in The Times , No.5846
1803, 
(Newspaper). "Copy of a Letter from Vice-Admiral Gambier, Commander in Chief of his Majesty's Ships and Vessels at Newfoundland, to Sir Evan Nepean, Bart., dated on board the Isis, at St.John's, the 20th Aug. 1803". An article in The Times, No.5846, Friday, October 21, 1803. Folio, one sheet folded.For James Gambier, the then governor and commander-in-chief of Newfoundlan d, see DCB VI:270-1, ENL II:464. Vice-Admiral Ganbier quotes excerpts from a letter from Capt. Malbon of H.M.Ship Aurora reporting on the surrender ofSt.Peter's. "On the 30th June, about Four o'Clock in the Morning, I made t he Island of Peters; and at Five sent the Large Cutter and Launch, manned and armed with a Twelve-Pound Carronade, under the Command of Lieutenant Richard Longfield Davies, and Lieutenant Baillie, of the Marines to oblige thetown to surrender, or begin the attack...". On everything being secured, L t. Davies is sent off with directions to scour the coast and take possession of Great and Little Miquelon. (p.6-7, approx. 450 words). Unusual in thatit appears on the front page, generally the front page of The Times was de voted to advertisements. Very good. 160.00

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31 OEHLENSCHLAGER and GRILLPARZER. Correggio : A Tragedy, by Oehlenschlager. Sappho : A Tragedy, by Grillparzer. With a Sketch of the Autobiography of Oehlenschlager. Translated from the German. First Edition
Phillips and Sampson, Boston , 1846, 1846 
OEHLENSCHLAGER and GRILLPARZER. Correggio : A Tragedy, by Oehlenschlager. Sappho : A Tragedy, by Grillparzer. With a Sketch of the Autobiography of Oehlenschlager. Translated from the German. Boston : Phillips and Sampson, 1846. First Edition. Pp (2),[i]-xxxix,(1),[1]-303,(1). 8vo, pressed brown cloth, gilt lettering to spine, new marbled endpapers.

Adam Gottlob Oehlenschläger (1779-1850) was a Danish poet and playwright. He introduced romanticism into Danish literature.

Franz Seraphicus Grillparzer (1791-1872) was an Austrian writer who is chiefly known for his dramas.

The translator was the American author Eliza (Buckminster) Lee (1792-1864).

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The Genius of the Thames : A Lyrical Poem.  First Edition., PEACOCK, Thomas Love
32 PEACOCK, Thomas Love The Genius of the Thames : A Lyrical Poem. First Edition.
T. Hookham, London, 1810, 1810 
PEACOCK, Thomas Love. The Genius of the Thames : A Lyrical Poem. In two parts. London : printed for T. Hookham, Jun. and E.T. Hookham, No. 15, Old Bond Street; and Manners and Miller, Edinburgh, 1810. (T. Bensley, Printer, Bolt Court, Fleet Street, London). Pp. (4),[v]-vii,(1),[1]-147,(1). 8vo, rebound with brown calf spine, original marbled paper covered boards, gilt lettered dark brown leather title block and four gilt tooled bands to spine, new endpapers, original half-title leaf still part of the binding.

Cohn, The Thames, 1590-1980, A General Bibliography, p. 170-1.

Thomas Love Peacock (b. October 18, 1785, Weymouth, Dorset – d. January 23, 1866, Lower Halliford, Shepperton, Surrey ).

Published before he turned 25, this is an early work by the prominent English poet and novelist, "tracing the Thames from its source, in the company of his friend [Percy Bysshe] Shelley". The poem contains eighty stanzas of varying lengths, and produced the quotation "Let fancy lead, from Trewsbury Mead'.

Analysis of the First Part:
"An autumnal night on the banks of the Thames.
Retrospect of early associations. Eulogium of the Thames.
Characters of several rivers of Great Britain.
Acknowledged superiority of the Thames.
View of some of the principal rivers of Europe, Asia, Africa, and America.
Pre-eminence of the Thames.
General character of the river.
The port of London.
The naval domination of Britain, and extent of her commerce and navigation.
Tradition that an immense forest formerly occupied the site of the metropolis.
Episode of a Druid, supposed to have taken refuge in the forest, after the expulsion of the order from Mona."

Analysis of the Second Part:
"Return to the banks of the Thames.
The influence of spring on the scenery of the river.
The tranquil beauty of the valleys of the Thames contrasted with sublimity of more open and elevated regions.
Allusion to the war on the Danube.
Ancient wars on the Thames.
Its present universal pace.
View of the course of the Thames.
Its source near Kemble Meadow.
Comparative reflections on time.
Ewan.
Lechlade.
Radcote.
Godstow nunnery:
Rosamond.
Oxford.
Apostrophe to science.
General character of the scenery from Iffley to Cliefden.
Windsor.
Cooper's Hill.
Runnymead.
Twitnam: Pope.
Richmond: Thomson.
Chelse and Greenwich.
The Tower.
Tilbury For.
Hadleigh Castle.
The Nore.
General allusion to the illustrious characters that have adorned the banks of the Thames.
A summer evening on the river at Richmond.
Comparative adversion to the ancient state of the Euphrates and Araxes, at Babylon and Persepolis.
Present desolation of those scenes.
Reflections on the fall of nations.
Conclusion."

Edgewear to board with some minor chipping to fore-corners, small nick to fore-edge of title page, a few instances of marginal smudging, browning, or sparse foxing, name expunged from half-title leaf, else a very good, tight copy. 700.00



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33 PHELPS, Almira H. Lincoln, Mrs. Lectures to Young Ladies, comprising Outlines and Applications of the Different Branches of Female Education. For the use of Female Schools, and Private Libraries. Delivered to the Pupils of Troy Female Seminary. First Edition.
Carter, Hendee & Co., Boston, 1833, 1833 
PHELPS, Almira H. Lincoln, Mrs. Lectures to Young Ladies, comprising Outlines and Applications of the Different Branches of Female Education. For the use of Female Schools, and Private Libraries. Delivered to the Pupils of Troy Female Seminary. Boston : Carter, Hendee & Co., 1833. First Edition. Pp. (6),[5]-308,(2), frontispiece (lacking in this copy). 8vo, original brown cloth boards with paper title label to spine.

Almira Hart Lincoln Phelps (b. July 15, 1793, Berlin, Conn. - d. July 15, 1884, Baltimore, Maryland).

"The following Saturday Lectures were delivered to the pupils of Troy Female Seminary, while the Author presided over that Institution, during the visit of the Principal to Europe, in 1830 and 1831. Although in being revised for the press, they ahve received alterations and additions, they are now offered to the public substantially the same, as to the plan and execution, as they were originally delivered.

This volume, whihc comprises the first series of a course of Lectures on Female Education, is pricnipally devoted to subjects connected with Intellectual Improvement." - from the preface.

Contents:
1. Introductory;
2. Differnt views of young persons respecting the objects of education. Four classes of pupils: the gay and fashionable, the idle and careless, the moral, and the pious;
3. The nature and objects of education;
4. Private and Public Education -- Public Schools;
5. Physical Education;
6. Division of Mental Faculties. Cultivation of Mental Faculties. Mental Discipline;
7. Spelling. Articulate Sounds. Reading;
8. Reading;
9. Grammar;
10. Ancient Languages;
11. Modern Languages;
12. Modern Geography. Ancient Geography;
13. History;
14. Mythology;
15. Natural Science. Astronomy. Natural Philosophy;
16. Chemistry. History of Chemistry;
17. Natural history. Zoology. Botany;
18. Mineralogy. Geology;
19. Mathematics. Arithmetic and Algebra. Geometry;
20. Rhetoric. Criticism. Composition;
21. Logic. Moral Philosophy. Intellectual Philosophy;
22. Accomplishments. Music. Dancing. Drawing; with a Parting Hymn, sung by the Pupils of Troy Female Seminary at the close of Examination, Feb 16, 1831.

With booksellers' tag from the firm of "Lilly, Wait, Colman & Holden, Booksellers & Publishers, Boston" to front pastedown.

FRONTISPIECE MISSING, dampstain to front and rear boards at fore-edge (with similar faint staining to initial and final leaves), nicking to spine ends, light to moderate foxing throughout, else very good. 150.00



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34 Poetry - Anthology - United Kingdom]. The Gift Book of English Poetry.
I.J. Chidley, London, 1847, 1847 
[Poetry - Anthology - United Kingdom]. The Gift Book of English Poetry. London: I.J. Chidley, 123, Aldersgate Street, 1847. Pp. (4),[v]-xii,[1]-439,(1), illustrated title page. With 11 steel engravings to text. Small 8vo, pressed red cloth with gilt decoration to front board and gilt lettering and decoration to spine, all edges gilt.

Includes selections from
Spencer,
Daniel,
Cowldey,
Milton,
Denham (Sir John),
Butler,
Dryden,
Pope,
Prior,
Swift,
Addison,
Parnell,
Gay,
Thomson,
Young,
Akenside,
Collins,
Gray,
Goldsmith,
Johnson,
Warton (Thomas),
Mallet,
Scott (John),
Beattie,
Moore (Edward),
Warton (Joseph),
Cotton,
Langhorne,
Cowper,
Crabbe,
Burns,
Kirke White,
Bloomfield,
Byron,
Coleridge,
Walter Scott,
Keats,
Lamb,
Joanna Baillie,
Rogers,and
a selection of miscellanies at rear.

Chip to head of spine, some portions of the tissue guards torn away, 1848 gift inscription inked to flyleaf,else very good. 40.00



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Second Memoir on Babylon  : Containing an Inquiry into the Correspondence between the Ancient Descriptions of Babylon and the Remains Still Visible on the Site.. First Edition, RICH, Claudius James
35 RICH, Claudius James Second Memoir on Babylon : Containing an Inquiry into the Correspondence between the Ancient Descriptions of Babylon and the Remains Still Visible on the Site.. First Edition
Longman, Hurst, Rees, Orme, and Brown, London, 1818, 1818 
RICH, Claudius James, Esq. Second Memoir on Babylon : Containing an Inquiry into the Correspondence between the Ancient Descriptions of Babylon and the Remains Still Visible on the Site. Suggested by the "Remarks" of Major Rennel published in the àrchaeologia. London : Printed for Longman, Hurst, Rees, Orme, and Brown, Paternoster Row; and J. Murray, Albemarle Street, 1818. First Edition. Printed by Richard and Arthur Taylor in London. Pp (2),[1]-60,+ 3 folding plates. 8vo, olive paper on spine, light green paper on boards.

Claudius James Rich (b. March 28, 1787, near Dijon, France – d. October 5, 1820, Shiraz, Persia / Iran) was a British business agent, traveller and antiquarian scholar.

Major James Rennell, FRS, FRSE, FRGS (b. December 3, 1742, Chudleigh, Devon – d. March 29, 1830, London).

Heavy wear to covers (especially spine and corners), light foxing, circular bookseller's ticket, else a very good copy of a scarce item. 1,500.00



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Treatise on the Theory and Practice of the Art of Fencing, illustrated withtwelve highly finished plates, and continued by easy and progressive lesso ns, from the simplest position to the most complicated movements.  Second Edition., ROLAND, George.
36 ROLAND, George. Treatise on the Theory and Practice of the Art of Fencing, illustrated withtwelve highly finished plates, and continued by easy and progressive lesso ns, from the simplest position to the most complicated movements. Second Edition.
William Sams, and Archibald Constable and Co., London and Edinburgh, 1824, 1824 
ROLAND, George. A Treatise on the Theory and Practice of the Art of Fencing, illustrated with twelve highly finished plates, and continued by easy and progressive lessons, from the simplest position to the most complicated movements. By George Roland, fencing-master at the Royal Academy, Edinburgh. London and Edinburgh : Printed for Wiliam Sams, Bookseller to H.R.H. the Duke of York, 1, St. James' Street; and Archibald Constable and Co., Edinburgh, 1824. Second Edition. Pp. (6),[vi]-xi,(1),[i]-xviii,[19]-181,(3), + 12 leaves of plates. Illustrated. 8vo, brown leather spine with marbled boards,gilt lettering and gilt tooled decoration to spine.

Contents:
I: The definition of Fencing, of a Sword, &c. -- On the first Positions -- On the different modes of Attack -- On the Parades;

II: On Straight Thrusts -- On Disengagements, and the cut over the point -- On the different methods of Binding the Blade;

III: Definition of a Feint One, Two, &c. -- Feint Seconde -- Feint One, Two, Three;

IV: On the Doubling, &c. -- The Feint One, Two, and deceive the Circle -- One, Two, and deceive the Counter -- Feint Flanconnade -- Feint One, Two, and deceive Octave -- Feint Seconde, and deceive Quarte -- Feint Seconde, and deceive Tierce -- One, Two, and deceive Quarte, from the position of Circle -- Doublingon both sides of the arm;

V: Time Thrusts in Opposition -- Time Thrusts ou of Opposition;

VI: On the most secure method of joining Blades for the Assault -- On the Practical Application of the lessons in the Assault -- On the comparative advantages of the Feel of the Blade, of Quickness of Sign, and rapidity of movement, &c.;

VII: Left-handed Fencers -- On Irregular Fencers;

VIII: On Disarming;

IX: On Erroneous Opinions -- On Secret Thrusts;

X:Necessary Qualifications for a Master -- Thrusts accounted good in correct Fencing -- A few short maxims which the Young Fencer will do well to keep in his recollection.

With a "Life" of the Chev. de St. George.

With index at rear.

Some light wear to outer leather hinges, small and very faint dampstain to bottom edge of first couple of pages, wear and light chipping to fore-edge of marbled paper boards, small abrasion to upper right rear cover, name, else a very good, complete copy. 1,200.00



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37 SCHABAELJE, Jan Philipsz MacGOWAN, John (trans.). Dialogues between a Pilgrim, Adam, Noah, & Simon Cleophas, containing the History of the Bible, and of The Jews, till the Final Destruction of the Temple of Jerusalem. [...] The Christian Economy. Also the Infernal Conference; or, Dialogues oF Devils
Printed and published by J. Gleave, 196, Deansgate, Manchester , 1818, 
[SCHABAELJE, Jan Philipsz]. MacGOWAN, John (trans.). Dialogues between a Pilgrim, Adam, Noah, & Simon Cleophas, containing the History of the Bible, and of The Jews, till the Final Destruction of the Temple of Jerusalem. Translated from the Dutch. To which is added, The Christian Economy. Also the Infernal Conference; or, Dialogues of Devils. Manchester : Printed and published by J. Gleave, 196, Deansgate, 1818. Pp (2),[1]-352,15-34[sic][iii-[vi], frontispiece + 4 plates; [i]-vi,[7]-312,(2), frontis. 8vo, full leather, gilt to leather label to spine. There is a separate title page for the Infernal Conference, as follows : Infernal Conference; or, Dialogues of devils, on the Many Vices which abound in the Civil and Religious World. A New Edition.Manchester : Printed and published by J. Gleave, 1821. Jan Philipsz Schaba elje (ca. 1585-1656), born at Amsterdam about 1585, was a member of the Mennonite Waterlander (Toren) congregation at Amsterdam. Infernal Conferences is “the original book from which C.S. Lewis created The Screwtape Letters.”- biblio Heavy wear to leather, torn along spine, front inner hinge detach ing, the folding plate neatly torn at fold (with part missing), foxing throughout and a few short tears, else good. 1,500.00

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38 SIDDONS, George A., The Cabinet Maker's Guide; or, Rules and Instructions in the Art of Varnishing,Dying, Staining, Japanning, Polishing, Lackering, and Beautifying Wood, Iv ory, Tortoiseshell & Metal, with Observations on Their Management and Application. Fifth Edition
Sherwood, Gilbert, and Piper, London , 1837, 1837 
SIDDONS, George A. The Cabinet Maker's Guide; or, Rules and Instructions inthe Art of Varnishing, Dying, Staining, Japanning, Polishing, Lackering, and Beautifying Wood, Ivory, Tortoise shell & Metal, with Observations on their Management and Application. Including an Appendix, containing several valuable tables. Fifth Edition, Considerably Augmented by the Addition of Several New Articles, Receipts, &c. London : Sherwood, Gilbert, and Piper, Paternoster Row, 1837. Pp (2),[iii]-xvi,[1]-223,(1) + frontispiece (dated 1830) + 4 plates (between pp.144-5, 156-7). 6 tables in text. 12mo, quarter leather over brown paper-covered boards.

Publisher's advertisments, verso of final leaf.

"The rapid sale of Four Editions of this work has induced the Editor to offer to the public a Fifth which, from the many important additions made, he trusts will now form a complete pocket companion for the Cabinet Maker, as well as a necessary and useful addition to his tool-chest : and though the price is somewhat enhanced, from the plates and extra matter contained in it, still that will not be found, on a comparison with the former work, to be such as will put it out of the workman's power to avail himself of the benefits a book of general reference like the present is calculated to afford. " - Advertisement to the Fifth Edition.

With the original printed paper spine label "Siddon's / Cabinet / Maker's / Guide" and giving the price as "3s. 6d."

Spine label chipped, some light foxing to frontispiece, else very good indeed for such an item, clean interior, sound binding, minimal egewear. 1,850.00


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Vanity Fair.  First Edition, Mixed state, original cloth, THACKERAY, William Makepeace
39 THACKERAY, William Makepeace Vanity Fair. First Edition, Mixed state, original cloth
Bradbury & Evans, London, 1849, 1849 
THACKERAY, William Makepeace. Vanity Fair : A Novel without a Hero. With Illustrations on Steel and Wood by the Author. London : Bradbury & Evans, 1849. First Edition, mixed State (with engraved title-page date of 1849, "Mr. Pitt" on page 453, but without the woodcut of the Marquis de Steyne on page 336). Pp [i]-xvi,[1]-624,[1]-[8](ads), frontispiece + engraved title-page, + 38 plates. 8vo, blue pressed cloth, gilt lettering to spine.

Binding repaired, [photo needs updating] some light stains to cloth, offsetting from plates to opposite pages, brown spotting to frontispiece + engraved title-page, previous owner's name to endpaper and title page, else a very good solid copy. In original cloth. with original end-papers. 1,000.00



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Delphin Classics.  186 Volumes, VALPY, A. J. (editor and printer)
40 VALPY, A. J. (editor and printer) Delphin Classics. 186 Volumes
London Valpy 1819 
VALPY, J. A. (editor and printer) Scriptores latini in usum Delphini, cum notis variorum variis lectionibus, conspectu codicum et editionum et indicibus locupletissimus accurate recensiti. [The Latin Writings after the system of the Delphin Classics, with variorum notes, lists of manuscripts and editions, and with most ample indices carefully collated with the texts.] Londini: Curante et imprimente A. J. Valpy, A. M., 1819 - 1830.

One hundred and eighty-six weighty 8vo volumes bound in earlier nineteenth-century full leather with gilt ornamental border within gilt rules to boards and gilt ruling and lettering to spine. Gilt-bordered red morocco title patches to spine. Marbled edges.

Ex library but for the most part showing minimal markings internally. Very crisply printed with generous margins, and on very good quality paper.
A complete set of the Delphin series of Classical and Late-Classical authors, undertaken with the editorial supervision of George Dyer, and following upon the system of the original seventeenth-century Delphin edition which was prepared during the reign of Louis XIV of France. In re-presenting the Latin Classics Abraham John Valpy (1787-1854) adopted his own critical apparatus, availing himself of the most reliable texts that had so far been put forth to his age, but taking over the latin interpretations, annotations and indices of the 17th c. Delphin volumes. He then supplemented these materials with the notes of the best Variorum editions as well as the literary notes of the late-eighteenth-century Zweibrücken (Bipontine) editions. As Valpy himself stated, 'The Delphin, Bipont, and Variorum Classics are rendered comparatively needless by this comprehensive edition, in which is incorporated, for the first time, the substance of the three; and the value of the Series is more particularly enhanced by the insertion of the Various Readings contained in all the principal editions of each Author.'

Text generally good to very good; condition of bindings mixed. All but two of the volumes in this set retain their contemporary bindings, and of these a great many are still very serviceable as such. The states of the bindings of other volumes varies: as from their having partially detached spines, hinges being reinforced by use of adhesive librarian's tape, and spines in their entirety re-backed with this or similar adhesive cloth tape. Two volumes are rebound, having been in the process cropped by the binder. 20,000.00

A detailed list of titles, giving conditions of volumes, may be had on request.

In brief the set comprises:
Apuleius. Opera Omnia. (In Seven Volumes.)
Aulus Gellius. Noctes Atticæ. (In Four Volumes.)
Ausonius. (D. Magni Auson ii). Opera Omnia. (In Three Volumes.)
Boethius. (Anich Manlii Torquati Severini Boethii). De Consolatione
      Philosophiæ
. Libri Quinque. (In One Volume.)
Cæsar. (C. Julii Cæsaris). Opera Omnia. (In Five Volumes.)
Catullus. Opera Omnia. (In Two Volumes.)
Cicero. (M. Tullii Ciceronis). Opera. (In Fifteen Volumes.)
Claudianus. (Claudii Claudiani). Opera Omnia. (In Four Volumes.)
Curtius. (Quintus Curtius Rufus). De Rebus Gestis Alexandri Magni.
      Libri Superstites.(In Four Volumes.)
Dares et Dictys (Dares Phrygius and Dictys Cretensis). De Bello
      Trojano
. (In Two Volumes.)
Eutropius. Breviarium Historiæ Romanæ. (In One Volume.)
Florus. Epitome Rerum Romanarum. (In Two Volumes.)
Horace. (Quinti Horatii Flacci). Opera Omnia. (In Five Volumes.)
Justinus. Historiæ Philippicæ. (In Two Volumes.)
Juvenal. (D. Junii Juvenalis). Opera Omnia.(In Three Volumes.)
Livy. (T. Livii Patavini). Historiarum. (In Twenty-Seven Volumes.)
Lucretius. De Rerum Natura Libri Sex. (In Four Volumes.)
Manilius. (M. Manilii). Astronomicon. (In Two Volumes.)
Martial (Martialis). Epigrammata. (In Three Volumes.)
Maxim (Maximus). Factorum Dictorumque memorabilium libri
      novem. (In Three Volumes.)
Nepos. (Cornelii Nepotis). Vitæ Excellentium Imperatorum. (In Two Volumes.)
Ovid. (P. Ovidii Nasonis). Opera Omnia. (In Ten Volumes.)
Panegyrici Veteres. (In Six Volumes.)
Pater culus. (C. Velleii Paterculi). Historia Romana. (In One Volume.)
Persius. (Auli Persii Flacci). Opera Omnia. (In One Volume.)
Phædrus. (Phædri, Augusti Liberti). Fabulæ Æsopiæ. (In Two Volumes.)
Plautus. Comoediae. (In Five Volumes.)
Pliny. (C. Plinii Secundi). Naturalis Historiæ Libri XXXVII. (In Fifteen
      Volumes -- fourteen volumes + one volume of plates).
Pompeius Festus. (Sexti Pompeii Festi). De Verborum Signicatione.
      Libri XX. (In Three Volumes.)
Propertius. (Sexti Aurelli Propertii). Opera Omnia. (In Two Volumes.)
Prudentius (Aurelii Prudentii). Clementis V.C. Opera Omnia.
      (In Four Volumes.)
Sallust. (C. Crispi Sallustii). Opera Omnia. (In Two Volumes.)
Statius. (P. Papinii Statii). Opera Omnia. (In Four Volumes.)
Suetonius (C. Suetonii Tranquilli). Opera Omnia. (In Four Volumes.)
Tacitus. (C. Cornelii Taciti). Opera Omnia. (In Ten Volumes.)
Terence (Terentius). Comoediae Sex. (In Four Volumes.)
Tibullus. (Albii Tibulli). Opera Omnia. (In One Volume.)
Victoris. (Sexti Aurelli Victoris). Historia Romana. (In Two Volumes.)
Virgil. (P. Virgilii Maronis). Opera Omnia. (In Nine Volumes.)

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