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“FOND ADHERENCE TO THEIR PRIMITIVE GARB”

MCIAN, Robert Ronald and LOGAN, James. Clans of the Scottish Highlands. London, 1845-47. Two volumes.

First edition of the first illustrated encyclopaedia of traditional Scottish tartans, with two chromolithographic heraldic frontispieces and 72 vibrant, hand-colored lithographic plates after the celebrated paintings of Robert Ronald McIan of the great chiefs and highlanders. A beautiful copy in the publisher's elaborately gilt-decorated morocco bindings. $17,000.

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“THE FIRST AND RAREST OF ALL EDITIONS”

(CARADOC OF LLANCARFAN). The Historie of Cambria. London, 1584.

First edition of this rare and important history of Wales and Welsh royalty, illustrated throughout with woodcut portraits. This work was the first to attribute the original discovery of America to the Welsh in the 12th century and contains two very early references to King Arthur, including a description of the discovery of the bones of King Arthur and his queen: “the bones were of marvelous bignes, and in the scull were ten wounds, of which one was great, and seemed to be his deaths wound: the Queenes haire was to the light faire and yellowe, but as soone as it was touched it fell to ashes” (page 238). Handsomely bound. $12,500.

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WITH 24 SUPERB HAND-COLORED FOLIO ACKERMANN AQUATINTS OF SCENES ALONG THE RHINE, 1820

(ACKERMANN, Rudolph) GERNING, Baron Johann Isaac von. A Picturesque Tour Along the Rhine. London, 1820.

First edition, first issue, of one of Ackermann’s wonderful Picturesque Tours, beautifully illustrated with 24 hand-colored folio aquatints and large folding map. A lovely copy. $11,000.

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“FATED TO OCCUPY NO TRIFLING PLACE ON THE RECORDS OF AFTER TIMES”

(RUSSIA) LYALL, Robert. The Character of the Russians. London: 1823.

First edition, with 23 plates, including 13 beautiful hand-colored aquatints (three folding, many views of Moscow), a large folding map of Moscow, and a mounted engraved portrait of the author, not issued with this work. A scarce and desirable presentation copy, inscribed on the front flyleaf by the author: "To Dr. Hume, A Memorial of Gratitude and Friendship, from the Author." $9800.

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WITH 39 SUPERB HAND-COLORED AQUATINT VIEWS OF NORTH WALES, 1820 EXPANDED SECOND EDITION

(WALES) [COMPTON, Thomas]. The Northern Cambrian Mountains. London, 1820.

Second and enlarged edition, with 39 magnificent hand-colored aquatint plates of views of North Wales—nine more than the 30 found in the first edition—with descriptive text, handsomely bound. $9800.

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ACKERMANN’S SPLENDIDLY ILLUSTRATED HISTORY OF CAMBRIDGE

ACKERMANN, Rudolph. A History of the University of Cambridge. London, 1815. Two volumes.

First edition of this illustrated history of Cambridge University, complete with 95 superb hand-colored aquatint plates, handsomely bound in contemporary morocco-gilt. $9200.

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WITH 24 LOVELY HAND-COLORED FOLIO AQUATINT ENGRAVINGS

(FRANCE) (ACKERMANN, Rudolph) SAUVAN, [Jean-Baptiste-Balthazar]. Picturesque Tour of the Seine. London, 1821. First edition of this lovely tour of the Seine from Paris to Havre de Grace, with hand-colored vignette title page and 24 beautiful folio aquatint views of the river and surrounding countryside after drawings by Augustus Charles Pugin and John Gendall, very finely and vividly hand-colored. $8800.

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IMPERIAL EDITION OF VIEWS AND RUINS IN ROME AND ITS VICINITY, WITH 62 LOVELY FOLIO HAND-COLORED AQUATINT PLATES BY JAMES MERIGOT

(ROME) MERIGOT, James. A Select Collection of Views and Ruins in Rome. London, circa 1821.

Imperial paper edition of Merigot's classic work on Rome, with 62 magnificent, finely hand-colored aquatint engravings—a lovely uncut copy. $8800.

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“IN THE PRIMITIVE AGES OF THE WORLD… THERE WAS NOT EVEN SO MUCH AS BARTER

(ANDERSON, Adam). Historical and Chronological Deduction of the Origin of Commerce. London, 1764. Two volumes.

First edition of this important authoritative history of commerce, with a global authority that includes a focus on Britain’s acquisition of “new American markets,” as well as the greater consequences of “the very extraordinary actions of the year 1720” when the South Sea Bubble burst (Sabin), complete with three large folding maps, handsome in contemporary calf. $8500.

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