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        EASY STEPS: INTENDED FOR THE USE OF VERY YOUNG CHILDREN, in and out of school, preparatory to their reading in classes. (Plus 2 other little books in the same binding).

      London Harvey and Darton 55 Gracechurch Street and 1817 1825 - In two parts: the first a reprint of 1825 and the second a first of 1817, 12mo, 130 x 105 mm, 5 x 4 inches, half leather over marbled boards, gilt rules to spine, no lettering or label, pages: 56; 62, including 2 title pages and 2 Advertisements to the Reader. Word lists and many short passages for beginner readers. Title to Part 2 has this addition: "Restricted (with a few exceptions) to words of two syllables", and it contains some little stories. Some light age-browning to Part I, occasional slight pencil marks. A very good copy of an uncommon primer. The Dartons, page 57, No. G214, Part I not located by the author. No copies located in the UK except for the British Library which has only Part II, no others listed on WorldCat. No copies in Osborne, Oppenheimer Catalogue or Gumuchian. BOUND WITH 2 OTHER ITEMS: ANNE AND JANE; or, The Good Child's Reading-Book. In Words of One Syllable, by Frances Bowyer Miller, Harvey and Darton, 1825, 47 pages but lacking pages 5-16, 4 pretty engraved plates. Previous owner's partial hand colouring to frontispiece, 3 minute worm tracks in lower margin of frontispiece, 40 mm (1¾") closed tear to 1 text page neatly repaired, no loss. Defective copy (lacking 6 leaves as noted) but a rare book. The Dartons, page 175, No. 636. 1 copy only on WorldCat, the British Library copy of 1832, not in Osborne, Oppenheimer Catalogue or Gumuchian. THE THIMBLE RESTORED; Or, The Idle Girl Converted To Habits Of Industry, by Elizabeth Richmond, Harvey and Darton, 1821 (?), pages: 3-67, LACKING TITLE PAGE (A1), present are the frontispiece and 3 pretty engraved plates with decorative border, 1 shows child sewing with her mother and sister, another a child playing the piano for them, the third a girl falling to the ground from a swing, her 2 companions anxious, the last a little girl reading Goody Two Shoes to her mother in an elegant drawing room. The first 2 leaves repaired in the inner margins, no loss of text, frontispiece trimmed at lower edge with partial loss of imprint, quite neat partial hand colouring to all 4 plates, small pale damp stain to top inner corner of final plate and facing page. A good plus copy of a charming story which is rather rare (no title page as noted). The Thimble Restored was first published by Darton and Harvey in 1821 and reprinted in 1825. Without the title page it cannot be dated with certainty. The Dartons, page 225, No. G808. 1 copy only located in the UK, in the British Library, WorldCat gives 3 locations in US libraries. Not in Osborne, Oppenheimer Catalogue or Gumuchian. The binding is worn and rubbed, upper hinge cracked, small crude repair to 1 cord, tail of spine chipped and with small vertical crack, similar crude repair, a little light scribble on front endpaper. MORE IMAGES ATTACHED TO THIS LISTING, ALL ZOOMABLE, FURTHER IMAGES ON REQUEST. POSTAGE AT COST. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Autograph Letter, Signed ("Thomas Moore"), to Owen Rees

      Sloperton Cottage, [Wiltshire] 1825 - 2 pp. pen and ink on bifolium, integral address leaf, remnant of wax seals. 8vo (9 x 7-1/4 inches). Moore on Scott and Byron. Thomas Moore writes to the publisher Owen Rees, describing a visit to Sir Walter Scott, and announcing his plans to commence working on his Life of Byron. Reading in part, "I would not have lost this visit to Scotland for any consideration. Great as Scott is to the world, one must see him closely & at home to appreciate him properly, and the words with which he parted from me: 'my dear Moore, we are now friends for life,' were worth going round the world for. " Moore visited Scott at Abbotsford from 29 October through 2 November 1825. He wrote Scott a note of thanks on 6 Decemeber.The letter continues, with Moore discussing the details of his planned Life of Byron, for which he attempts to enlist the help of Byron's friend John Cam Hobhouse and the poet's half-sister Augusta Leigh: "I now mean to write to Hobhouse & Mrs. Leigh about the Life [of Byron]. Sir Walter is of opinion that they cannot, in honour & good feeling, do otherwise than atone to me for the sacrifice I have made by giving me every assistance in their power, & he advises that I should get Lord Lansdowne to be my mediator with them, which suggestion, perhaps, deserves some consideration. My visit to Scott was, in this respect, particularly lucky, as I have reason to think that Murray had some hopes of persuading him to undertake the Life, himself, which, after our confidential intercourse on the subject, is, of course, out of the question. This, between ourselves." The sacrifice of which Moore refers is his returning to Murray the 2,000 guineas paid for Byron's memoirs. Byron had entrusted his memoirs to Moore with the proviso that they published after his death. Moore then sold the papers to Murray, but the sale was converted to a loan with the papers as collateral. Moore did not pay off the loan until after Byron's death, at which point Murray and Hobhouse, desirous of protecting their late friend's reputation, wished the papers destroyed. The memoirs were destroyed over Moore's objections, to the great relief of Byron's family but to the inestimable loss to readers of English literature. In a letter to Hobhouse of 21 December 1825, Moore selflessly proposed a "Beaumont & Fletcher partnership" to work together on writing the Life, but Hobhouse continued in his opposition to any posthumous treatment of Byron. Moore's Letters and Journals of Lord Byron was published in 1830, and despite its omissions and selective editing it has remained "the mainstay of biographers ever since" (Marchand, Byron: A Portrait, p. 473). The Letters of Thomas Moore (Dowden, ed.), no. 679. Provenance: American Art Association, 6 December 1928 Creased and worn from prior folding, some soiling, blank corner portion of address lead torn away, hinges from prior mounting 2 pp. pen and ink on bifolium, integral address leaf, remnant of wax seals. 8vo (9 x 7-1/4 inches)

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        War in Greece

      First edition. Folding frontispiece map. 8vo. Recent half calf over marbled boards, spine gilt, red morocco label to spine, ms. inscription to title-page. 45, [1]pp. London, James Ridgway, 1821. [And:] [NAPIER (Charles James).] Greece in 1824. First edition. 8vo. Recent half calf over marbled boards, spine gilt, red morocco label to spine, ownership inscription to title-page. 24pp. London, James Ridgway, 1824. [Plus:] NAPIER (Charles James). Memoir of the Roads of Cefalonia. First edition. 2 folding maps, 2 plates, 2 illustrations to text. 8vo. Recent half calf over marbled boards, spine gilt, red morocco label to spine. iv, 106pp. London, James Ridgway,

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        Gesamtansicht, von Ludwigshafen über den Rhein, "Mannheim".

      - Lithographie n. u. v. F. Mayer, um 1825, 23 x 35 Nicht bei Schefold. - Sehr seltene Ansicht aus der fast unauffindbaren Neckarfolge von F. Mayer ( Franz Anton ?)

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Nikolaus Struck]
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        Excursions in Madeira and Porto Santo, during the Autumn of 1823 while on his third voyage to Africa;.to which is added I. A narrative of the continuance of the voyage to its completion, together with the subsequent occurences from Mr. Bowdich's arrival in Africa to the period of his death. II. A desription of the English Settlement on the river Gambia. III. Appendix containing the zoological and botanical descriptions, and translations from the arabic

      1825 - First edition. Hand coloured lithograph frontispiece, folding hand coloured geological plate, 10 natural history specimen plates, 2 further coloured lithos and 7 further plates 2 of which are folding, (one a fine panorama of Bathurst. 4to. Contemporary diced calf, rebacked. xii, 278pp. . London,Whittaker, The widow Bowdich, herself an able naturalist, prepared here her husbands papers for publication. While most of the book concerns Madeira the final chapters deal with the arrival on the River Gambia and the foundation of Bathurst [ ie modern Banjul]. Abbey Travel, 190. [Attributes: First Edition]

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        Traité spécial de coupe des pierres

      1825 - 2 volumes, soit 1 vol. de Paris, chez l'auteur, Carilian-Goeury, 1825, in-4, 2 volumes, soit 1 vol. de texte, [VII]-472 pp. ; et un atlas de 100 planches gravées en taille-douce, demi-veau vert, dos lisses et filetés, Édition originale. "L'art qu'on désigne sous la dénomination de Coupe des Pierres, a pour objet l'exécution de toutes les parties d'édifices qui se font en pierre de taille, telles que les murs, les voûtes, les escaliers, les colonnes, les entablements, etc." Douliot, compagnon tailleur de pierre et architecte, traite de cet art dans les moindres détails ; son travail est, aujourd'hui encore, une référence sur le sujet. Jean-Paul Douliot (1788-1834), praticien ingénieux originaire d'Avignon, travailla dès son plus jeune âge sur des chantiers de construction dirigés par son père. Il est reçu compagnon et il devient, dès 1818, professeur de coupe des pierres. Afin de parfaire son éducation pratique, il suit les cours de Lavit à l'École royale gratuite de dessin (Arts décoratifs), tout en continuant de travailler sur des chantiers : il participa notamment aux travaux du pont d'Aigues et à la construction du pont de Iéna. Il devient à son tour professeur d'architecture à l'École royale. Douliot est l'auteur de plusieurs traités, parmi lesquels une Géométrie pratique, un Traité des charpentes et un Cours élémentaire, théorique et pratique de construction, dont le Traité spécial de la coupe des pierres est l'une des parties. Bel exemplaire, quelques rousseurs aux planches. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Librairie Alain Brieux]
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        Series of Twenty-One Original Pencil Drawings. Oblong folio.

      [c.1825-1830] 21 pencil drawings, on rectos only of 21 consecutive leaves in contemp. artists' sketch book, roan spine & corners, 35 x 26cm; final few leaves with light damp stains in outer margin, occasional light spotting, tissue guards worn in places.A series of highly accomplished pencil drawings, mainly of rural and pastoral scenes, containing delicate studies of trees, churches, lakes and follies. Most are unsigned and undated, but three have the signature H.W. Burgess in the lower margin, and are dated 1827 and 1830. These are archetypal Burgess drawings, depicting idyllic scenes of outstanding natural beauty. In 1827 Burgess published a work entitled Eidodendron, which contained 54 plates: 'Views of the general character and appearance of trees foreign & indigenous as connected with picturesque scenery'. These sketches could be similarly titled, and may well have informed the artist's later publication Studies of Trees, published by J. Dickinson in 1837. Burgess, c.1792-1839 (1844 in other places), was born in London into a family of well-known artists. He exhibited at the Royal Academy, and in 1826 became landscape painter to William IV.

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        The Works.

      Oxford: Talboys and Wheeler; London: W. Pickering,, 1825. Life, poems and tales; Parliamentary debates. 11 volumes, octavo (214 x 133 mm). Contemporary tan calf, light brown and dark brown labels to spines, spines and front covers stamped with arms of Trinity College Cambridge in gilt, marbled endpapers and edges, brown silk place markers. Bookplate of Joseph Henry Straker to pastedown of most volumes. Without the portrait frontispiece present in some issues of vols. I or III. Very light marking to covers, vol. X with slight wear to front cover, small sticker to front pastedowns, occasional very slight blemishes and foxing to contents. An excellent set. A handsomely bound set of Samuel Johnson's works, part of Pickering's Oxford English Classics series. The edition was superintended by Francis Pearson Walesby (1798–1858), professor of Anglo-Saxon in the University of Oxford. The work was initially intended as a nine volume series; a supplementary two volumes of Johnson's debates brought the total to eleven.

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        View of the Hebrews ; or the Tribes of Israel in America . Second edition, improved and Enlarged

      Smith & Shute, Poultney, (Vt.) 1825 - Second Edition. x, [3], 14-285 pages. 12 mo. Worn leather binding with red spine label and simple gilt spine rules. Light pencilled notations on front flyleaf (owners name and several codes, probably previous bookseller notes). Prelims with dampstaining and foxing. Overall foxing and browning throughout. Two leaves with several hard creases. Front joints starting. Occasional marginal inked and pencilled passage highlights. Page 237 mis-numbered 347. Boards. "'View of the Hebrews' is an 1823 book written by Ethan Smith, a United States Congregationalist minister, who argued that Native Americans were descended from the Ten Lost Tribes of Israel. This was a relatively common view during the early nineteenth century, as most Europeans and Americans had a view of history as biblical. Numerous commentators on Mormon history, from LDS Church general authority B. H. Roberts to Fawn M. Brodie, biographer of Joseph Smith, have noted similarities in the content of 'View of the Hebrews' and the 'Book of Mormon', which was first published in 1830, seven years after Ethan Smith's book." (wikipedia)First published in 1823, this is the substantially enlarged 1825 edition. A nice addition to any collection related to American Indian or Mormon history. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Kuenzig Books ( ABAA / ILAB )]
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        AN ASTONISHING PLOT BETWEEN BROTHERS TO PREVENT THE MANUMISSION OF A FAMILY SLAVE AS DECREED IN THE WILL OF THEIR FATHER ; Folded-letter from Thomas Lowry of Kentucky to his brothers in Virginia

      Hardinsburg, Kentucky, 1825. Unbound. Very good. This three-page folded-letter measures 14.75" x 12.25" unfolded. Sent from Hardinsburg, Kentucky to Bedford, Virginia, dated March 14th, 1825. It has a manuscript "Hardingsburg Ky / Mar 15th" postmark with a "Paid 50" rate marking indicating that postage was paid for a delivery over 400 miles distant. The sender was charged double the single-letter rate because the folded-letter contained legal form (no longer present). The letter is in nice shape with some wear; splits beginning along some of the folds. Lots of docketing. In this letter that will make your skin crawl, Thomas Lowry emphatically encourages his brothers John, William, and Triptellto commit perjury in a pending lawsuit filed by a family slave, Sam. It had been their father's long-time intention that upon his death that Sam would be emancipated, and shortly before his death, he included this provision in a will and informed Sam. Upon his father's death, Thomas refused to grant Sam his freedom. Sam obtained legal counsel and filed suit against the estate. The letter reads in part, "Sam has brought suit for his freedom the grounds that he brings suit on is from a will that Farther maid a few months before he died In this will he set Sam free this will were maid onknoing to me as soon as I hurd I went and drew the will . . . and I thought it were all safe [but] Sam advised with the lawyers and thay advised him to bring suit . . . I want you to remember when Farther delivered Brother William his negroes that he delivered Sam to you and . . . said to you I want you to let Sam stay with me my lifetime . . . you agreed to do so . . . I want you to prove by Brother William and Triptell . . . that Sam was delivered to you when you were here. If you can't prove Sam ware your property the case will be very doubtfull . . . If you cant prove [that] you must come and take him in persession and you can prove by me he ware your property at the time the will ware maid. . . . The coarse Ile persew is to try and break the will on the account of farthers being out of his elements. I can prove by 4 or 5 withnesses that he ware out of his natural elements before and after he maid the will [but] Sam can prove . . . Farther ware in his perfect elements . . . William Scanton roat the will and Barryamen Lowry witness to the will and they both say they will sware that farther was in his proper elements at the that time. . . . My atterney says the main chance is to prove that he ware not Fathers property . . . I am yousing every creation within my powerss . . . Moorman is strong evidence against me he says he always herd father say he intended to free Sam at his death . . . You must without fail take the depositions [and] employ some good lawyer to . . . send them on as quick as possible." A unique example that not only documents the evil of slavery and one family's greed, but also testifies to the integrity of other white Southerners who were willing to fight in court to ensure Sam was manumitted.

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        BIJZONDERHEDEN OVER JAPAN. Secret memoirs of the reigning dynasty of djogouns or secular emperors of japan. Volume II

      Netherlands: De Weduwe J. Allart, 1825. First;. This book is in DUTCH; volume II only; narrow octavo in dark green and brown cloth; Good+; spine in embossed, brown, thick cloth with gold gilt; binding strong; boards have moderate shelf wear, mostly around external edges and spine; tiny handwritten sticker on upper left inside cover; clean flaps illustrated in brown, flowery paper; front end pages discolored, with small stamps; back end page has penciled inscription; title page with original Japanese, colored illustration; thin paper slightly discolored with little foxing; text in fairly large print, clean; on pp. 192-3, beautiful folded original Japanese colored illustration of the earthquake and eruption of the mountain of fire Asama-yama; pp. 264; Case #6. Dupont.

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        A Practical Treatise on Rail-Roads, and Interior Communication in General; with Original Experiments, and Tables of the Comparative Value of Canals and Railroads. Illustrated by Engravings.

      London: Printed for Knight and Lacey, 1825. [Railway History]. FIRST EDITION. Octavo (24 x 15cm), pp.[14]; 314. With five folding copper-engraved plates, including a frontispiece. Recently re-backed using original brown paper-covered boards, with a new brown paper-covered spine to style. Black titles to cream label on spine, with the date written by hand in black ink to base of spine. Plate of Newbury Reference Library to upper board, with shelf number written in black ink. All edges untrimmed.Complete with original publisher's adverts to prelims, with occasional light pencil marginalia. Wear to boards, especially fore-edges. Very good overall. Working closely with both George and Robert Stephenson, Wood was hugely influential in the development of early steam locomotives, having begun his career as a mining engineer in County Durham. This was his first book on the subject, which went on to be re-published in several new editions as his career developed over the following decades.

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        Francis and Mary. The Dangers of the Deep; or, Interesting Narratives of Shipwrecks & Disasters at Sea

      [1825]. 1825 - Folding hand-coloured frontispiece. 16mo. Later half calf, spine gilt, original wrappers bound in. 16pp. Isleworth, Hodgson, Departing St John's, Newfoundland, in January 1825, the Francis and Mary ran into trouble in early February, losing the long boat, companion, tiller in a swift gale and soon cut the foremast and bower anchors. The boat drifted for the better part of a month, during which time seven sailors died from hunger. It was on February 22nd that hunger prevailed and the first of the deceased was eaten by the survivors. ?Also James Frier [a cook], who was working his passage home, under a promise of marriage to the female passenger [Ann Saunders], who attendedd on the master's wife; and who, when she heard of frier's death, gave a loud shriek, then snatching up a cup from the mate, cut her late intended husband's throat and drank his blood! insisting that she had the greatest right to it.? The folding plate depicts the bloodthirsty scene in vivid detail. The ship was relieved on March 7 by HMS Blonde. The pamphlet includes yet another account of a shipwreck, that of a Dutch East Indiamen the Vrheidbound for Batavia in 1782. Rare. There were several pamphlets published, this being no. 5 in the series.Just one copy in OCLC. Not in Huntress but cf Huntress, 234C. [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        Attributed to Myles Birket Foster (1825-1899) RWS - Girls and a Dog

      19th Century - Myles Birket Foster (1825-1899) RWS - Original 19th Century Oil. A charming oil painting attributed to Myles Birket Foster depicting two young girls and a dog resting under a tree. In an ornate gilt frame. On canvas on stretchers. Condition is typical for a picture of this age including some discolouration. Inspection under UV light reveals no sign of restoration. Some small losses and repairs to frame. Size: Large (30-60cm) Framed: Yes Style: Realism Weight: 2000.00g [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Geognostische Bemerkungen über Karlsbad. Mit vier Kupfertafeln, Auf Drey Blättern.

      Justus Perthes., Gotha. 1825 - 8°, 99 unaufgeschnittene S., Originalpapiereinband, die Seiten sind etwas wellig, sonst guter Zustand wg, 16 Sprache: de

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        The Works. Life, poems and tales; Parliamentary debates.

      Oxford: Talboys and Wheeler; London: W. Pickering, 1825 - 11 volumes, octavo (214 x 133 mm). Contemporary tan calf, light brown and dark brown labels to spines, spines and front covers stamped with arms of Trinity College Cambridge in gilt, marbled endpapers and edges, brown silk place markers. Bookplate of Joseph Henry Straker to pastedown of most volumes. Without the portrait frontispiece present in some issues of vols. I or III. Very light marking to covers, vol. X with slight wear to front cover, small sticker to front pastedowns, occasional very slight blemishes and foxing to contents. An excellent set. A handsomely bound set of Samuel Johnson's works, part of Pickering's Oxford English Classics series. The edition was superintended by Francis Pearson Walesby (1798–1858), professor of Anglo-Saxon in the University of Oxford. The work was initially intended as a nine volume series; a supplementary two volumes of Johnson's debates brought the total to eleven. Courtney & Smith p. 165. [Attributes: First Edition]

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington. ABA member]
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        Quinti Curtii Rufi de Rebus Gestis Alexandri Magni 3 Volumes set

      urante Et Imprimente A.J. Valpy, A.M, London 1825 - Lovely set in vellum with brown leather title blocks on spine with gilt title lettering. These have minor scuffing. Occasional small stains to boards and they probably would benefit from a bit of a clean up. Not at all severe although ought to mentioned in this description. Small, green bookseller plate of John Reid & Co. of Glasgow at top edge of front paste down of each vol. Also on paste down page of each volume is the ex libris plate of William Craig Robertson LLB. Attractive marbled end papers and in almsot unread condition internally. Text is naturally in Latin. Folding maps all present and in wonderful condition. A really fine and scarce book. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Inscriptiones Graecae Vetustissimae : Collegit, et observationes tum aliorum tum suas adjecit

      Cantabrigiae: Typis ac Sumtibus Academicis Excudit Joannes Smith 1825. 8vo. lxxx, 428 pp. Full brown calf. Raised bands to spine with decorative gilt panels and gilt lettering. All edges marbled. Marbled endpapers. Spine slightly marked. Boards clean. Internally very clean. No ownership names. With 55 finely-printed plates of inscriptions, mainly folding, three printed in red & black. Text in Latin and Greek. Scarce. . Near Fine. Full Calf. 1825.

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        Vue d?une partie du village de Brienz vers Meyringen, Canton de Berne.

      Bâle, J. P. Lamy, s.d., vers 1825, - 11 x 15.5 cm, aquatinte coloriée à la main (gouachée), encadrement au trait noir, sur papier gris/noir / Kolorierte Aquatinta mit guachiertem Blattrand, 1 feuille (18 x 20.5 cm). Passepartout. Please notify before visiting to see a book. Prices are excl. VAT/TVA (only Switzerland) & postage.

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        SPORTING ANECDOTES< ORIGINAL AND SELECTED: INCLUDING NUMEROUS CHARACTERISTIC PORTRAITS OF PERSONS IN EVERY WALK OF LIFE

      London: Sherwood, Jones and Co, 1825. Enlarged Edition. Octavo; VG-/No jacket; Red spine with gilt lettering, raised bands and gilt designs; Original wraps re-bound in 3/4 red leather with marbled boards; Wearh and bumping to the edges, some fraying starting at the corners; Binding is tight; Deckled pages show age toning, a few spots, otherwise clean; Previous owner's bookplates on paste down; Full color plates and b&w plates intact. 583 pages with index and advertisements. SHELVE: case 1. Dupont.

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        View of the Hebrews ; or the Tribes of Israel in America ... Second edition, improved and Enlarged

      Poultney, (Vt.): Smith & Shute 1825. Second Edition. x, [3], 14-285 pages. 12 mo. Worn leather binding with red spine label and simple gilt spine rules. Light pencilled notations on front flyleaf (owners name and several codes, probably previous bookseller notes).Prelims with dampstaining and foxing. Overall foxing and browning throughout. Two leaves with several hard creases. Front joints starting. Occasional marginal inked and pencilled passage highlights. Page 237 mis-numbered 347. Boards. "'View of the Hebrews' is an 1823 book written by Ethan Smith, a United States Congregationalist minister, who argued that Native Americans were descended from the Ten Lost Tribes of Israel. This was a relatively common view during the early nineteenth century, as most Europeans and Americans had a view of history as biblical. Numerous commentators on Mormon history, from LDS Church general authority B. H. Roberts to Fawn M. Brodie, biographer of Joseph Smith, have noted similarities in the content of 'View of the Hebrews' and the 'Book of Mormon', which was first published in 1830, seven years after Ethan Smith's book." (wikipedia) First published in 1823, this is the substantially enlarged 1825 edition. A nice addition to any collection related to American Indian or Mormon history. Very Good.

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        EASY STEPS: INTENDED FOR THE USE OF VERY YOUNG CHILDREN, in and out of school, preparatory to their reading in classes. (Plus 2 other little books in the same binding).

      London, Harvey and Darton, 55 Gracechurch Street, 1825 and 1817.. In two parts: the first a reprint of 1825 and the second a first of 1817, 12mo, 130 x 105 mm, 5 x 4 inches, half leather over marbled boards, gilt rules to spine, no lettering or label, pages: 56; 62, including 2 title pages and 2 Advertisements to the Reader. Word lists and many short passages for beginner readers. Title to Part 2 has this addition: "Restricted (with a few exceptions) to words of two syllables", and it contains some little stories. Some light age-browning to Part I, occasional slight pencil marks. A very good copy of an uncommon primer. The Dartons, page 57, No. G214, Part I not located by the author. No copies located in the UK except for the British Library which has only Part II, no others listed on WorldCat. No copies in Osborne, Oppenheimer Catalogue or Gumuchian. BOUND WITH 2 OTHER ITEMS: ANNE AND JANE; or, The Good Child's Reading-Book. In Words of One Syllable, by Frances Bowyer Miller, Harvey and Darton, 1825, 47 pages but lacking pages 5-16, 4 pretty engraved plates. Previous owner's partial hand colouring to frontispiece, 3 minute worm tracks in lower margin of frontispiece, 40 mm (1¾") closed tear to 1 text page neatly repaired, no loss. Defective copy (lacking 6 leaves as noted) but a rare book. The Dartons, page 175, No. 636. 1 copy only on WorldCat, the British Library copy of 1832, not in Osborne, Oppenheimer Catalogue or Gumuchian. THE THIMBLE RESTORED; Or, The Idle Girl Converted To Habits Of Industry, by Elizabeth Richmond, Harvey and Darton, 1821 (?), pages: 3-67, LACKING TITLE PAGE (A1), present are the frontispiece and 3 pretty engraved plates with decorative border, 1 shows child sewing with her mother and sister, another a child playing the piano for them, the third a girl falling to the ground from a swing, her 2 companions anxious, the last a little girl reading Goody Two Shoes to her mother in an elegant drawing room. The first 2 leaves repaired in the inner margins, no loss of text, frontispiece trimmed at lower edge with partial loss of imprint, quite neat partial hand colouring to all 4 plates, small pale damp stain to top inner corner of final plate and facing page. A good plus copy of a charming story which is rather rare (no title page as noted). The Thimble Restored was first published by Darton and Harvey in 1821 and reprinted in 1825. Without the title page it cannot be dated with certainty. The Dartons, page 225, No. G808. 1 copy only located in the UK, in the British Library, WorldCat gives 3 locations in US libraries. Not in Osborne, Oppenheimer Catalogue or Gumuchian. The binding is worn and rubbed, upper hinge cracked, small crude repair to 1 cord, tail of spine chipped and with small vertical crack, similar crude repair, a little light scribble on front endpaper. MORE IMAGES ATTACHED TO THIS LISTING, ALL ZOOMABLE, FURTHER IMAGES ON REQUEST. POSTAGE AT COST.

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        N.J. Congressman Praises Andrew Jackson After His 1824 Presidential Election Loss in the House of Representatives

      1825 - Autograph Letter Signed, to William Imlay, February 10, 1825. 1 p., 7&frac78; x 9 3/4 in. "The great struggle is over. no one, friend nor foe, expected a defeat, so sudden & signal. But we must submit like good citizens; I hope for better & brighter times. The Genl bears his disappointment, as he always bore his victories, like-a hero."Congressman George Holcombe, a loyal Jacksonian, bemoans the loss of the election. New Jersey had given its one vote in the House of Representatives election to Jackson. Historical BackgroundFrom 1800 to 1820, the Democratic-Republican Party won six consecutive presidential elections. In 1824, the party split into factions that fielded four candidates: John Quincy Adams of Massachusetts; Andrew Jackson of Tennessee (the hero of the Battle of New Orleans); William H. Crawford of Georgia (former Secretary of War and Secretary of the Treasury); and Henry Clay of Kentucky (in his first of five unsuccessful presidential campaigns).In the election held between October 26 and December 2, 1824, Andrew Jackson received 41% of the popular vote and 99 electoral votes, while John Quincy Adams garnered 31% of the popular vote and 84 electoral votes. Crawford and Clay divided the remaining popular vote and together gained 78 electoral votes. John C. Calhoun was easily elected as Vice President with 182 electoral votes, more than twice the total of all other candidates combined.As no presidential candidate won a majority of electoral votes, the House of Representatives had to decide the outcome, based on the provisions of the Twelfth Amendment. In the original election, five states had divided their electoral votes, with New York apportioning votes among all four candidates. However, in the House, each state had only one vote, and could consider only the top three candidates-Jackson, Adams, and Crawford. The fourth candidate, Speaker of the House Henry Clay, detested Jackson and threw his support behind Adams, who won on the first ballot with thirteen states, to Jackson's seven, and Crawford's four.Jacksonians were shocked by the results. They accused Adams and Clay, who became Adams' Secretary of State, of a "corrupt bargain." Jackson's supporters coalesced into the Democratic Party, while Adams and Clay founded the National Republican Party and then the Whig Party.Complete TranscriptWashington / Feby. 10th 1825.Dear sir, The great struggle is over. The friends of Jackson had been preparing (at least, I had) for some time, to be beaten. But no one, friend nor foe, expected a defeat, so sudden & signal. But we must submit like good citizens; I hope for better & brighter times.The Genl bears his disappointment, as he always bore his victories, like-a hero. I am, Dear Sir, with Compliments to Mrs Imlay, [your gd?] & sert.Geo: Holcombe.Wm Imlay Esqr[Address:] Geo: Holcombe William Imlay Esq / Allentown, / N.J.George Holcombe (1786-1828) was born in New Jersey and graduated from Princeton University in 1805. He studied medicine at the University of Pennsylvania and was a physician in Allentown, New Jersey, from 1808 to 1815. He served in the New Jersey General Assembly in 1815 and 1816, and in the U.S. House of Representatives from 1821-1828. Initially a Republican, he became a Jacksonian over that time.William Imlay (1790-1880) was a resident of Allentown, Monmouth County, New Jersey. He served as a justice of the peace in Monmouth County and as postmaster of Allentown (1820-1844). He also owned a drug and hardware store, and raised silk worms and mulberry trees. His cousin, James H. Imlay, had represented the district in Congress from 1797 to 1801.

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        Théâtre de Clara Gazul

      A. Sautelet & Cie 1825 - - A. Sautelet & Cie, Paris 1825, 12,5x20,5cm, relié. - Edition originale parue anonymement. Reliure en demi basane havane, dos lisse orné de filets dorés, coiffes légèrement frottées, plats de papier marbré comportant de petites épidermures et marginalement salis, un petit accroc en marge du second plat, gardes et contreplats de papier à la cuve, tranches jaunes, reliure de l'époque. Agréable état intérieur quasi exempt de rousseur, le portrait de l'auteur habillé en femme fait défaut, comme généralement, à notre exemplaire. Il s'agit du premier ouvrage de Prosper Mérimée. [AUTOMATIC ENGLISH TRANSLATION FOLLOWS] first edition published anonymously. Half-tan bindery, smooth back decorated with golden threads, slightly rubbed headdresses, marbled paper plates with small epidermals and marginally soiled, a small snag on the margin of the second board, guards and paper counter to the vat, yellow slices, Contemporary binding. The portrait of the author dressed as a woman is lacking, as is generally the case, in our exemplar. This is the first book by Prosper Mérimée. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        CAMPAGNES DES FRANCAIS SOUS LE CONSULAT ET L'EMPIRE. ALBUM DE CINQUANTE-DEUX BATAILLES ET CENT PORTRAITS DES MARECHAUX, GENERAUX ET PERSONNAGES LES PLUS ILLUSTRES DE L'EPOQUE ET LE PORTRAIT DE NAPOLEON I° ACCOMPAGNE D'UN FAC-SIMILE DE SA SIGNATURE. COLLECTION DE 60 PLANCHES, DITE CARLE VERNET PEINTRE D'HISTOIRE FAITE D'APRES LES TABLEAUX DE CE GRAND MAITRE ET LES DESSINS DE SWEBACH.

      VISCONTI. SANS DATE (VERS 1825). - IN-FOLIO (32,5 X 48 X 3 CENTIMETRES ENVIRON) DE 60 PAGES, RELIURE DE L'EDITEUR A LA BRADEL PLEINE PERCALINE ROUGE, PLATS SUPERIEUR AUX GRANDES ARMES IMPERIALES DOREES, TITRE DORE SUR DOS LISSE, TRANCHES DOREES (CH. MAGNIER REL,). CONTIENT : FRONTISPICE AVEC LE PORTRAIT DE L'EMPEREUR ET UN FAC-SIMILE AUTOGRAPHE, TITRE ILLUSTRE D'UNE VIGNETTE, FEUILLET DE TABLE, 5 PLANCHES DE 20 MEDAILLONS CHACUNE DONNANT 100 PORTRAITS DES DIGNITAIRES DE L'EMPIRE ET 52 GRAVURES REPRESENTANT LES PLUS ILLUSTRES BATAILLES NAPOLEONIENNES, SOUS SERPENTES. PETITS DEFAUTS EXTERIEURS, PERCALINE PALIE, SINON BON ETAT INTERIEUR. [Attributes: Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

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        Commentaries on the Laws of England. In Four Books

      London: A. Strahan for T. Cadell and J. Butterworth and Son, 1825. 16th Edition. Hardcover. Very Good. Sixteenth edition. In four volumes. Leather, matching early rebacking with red and black labels on spines, lettered in gilt, dated at foot. Frontispiece portrait of author by Gainsborough in Vol. I, fold-out tables of Consanguinity and Descents in Vol. II. Good condition overall. Bookplates on front paste downs of each volume with names on ffeps. Leather brittle, chipped at corners, splitting along feet. Vol. I lacking half-title and has some underlining and marginal notes, mostly in red and regular pencil, a handful in pen; the other volumes pages are free of marks. Vol. III split hinge at front. Vol. IV front board detached. A cornerstone of Anglo-American law.

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        Sämtliche Werke. Einzige vollständige Ausgabe. Hrsg. v. Joseph Eiselein. DABEI TAFELBAND: ABBILDUNGEN zu Johann Winckelmanns sämtlichen Werken (1835) und Denkmale der Kunst des Atlertums zu J. W's Sämtlichen Werken. 1 Brieffaksimile eingebunden.

      Donauöschingen (Donaueschingen) Verlag deutscher Classiker / 1835 1825 - 12 Bde + Tafelband (2 Tle in 1 Bd.) 8° / Folio. Ppbd. d. Zt. und Halbleder d. Zt. Rücken mit fachgerechter Reparatur! Letzte 3 Bll. im Tafelband mit Wasserrand am ob.Eck. Sprache: Deutsch 1.100 gr. Ppbd. d. Zt. und Halbleder d. Zt. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Blick über den Thuner See gegen die Jungfrau

      1825 - Gouache und Aquarell auf leichtem Karton, Blattgröße: 47,5 x 69,5, Rahmen: 58,5 x 80,5

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        LA CITTÀ DI ROMA OVVERO DESCRIZIONE SUCCINTA DI QUESTA SUPERBA CITTÀ CON DUE PIANTE GENERALI DI ESSA E QUELLE DE' XIV RIONI

      STAMPERIA CANNETTI, A SPESE DI VENANZIO MONALDINI LIBRAJO, 1825. rilegato. DISCRETO. 17 10,5. USATO

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        MEMORIAL ON THE UPWARD FORCES OF FLUIDS

      Packard & Van Benthuysen, Albany 1825 - 230 x 140 mm. (9 x 5 1/2"). 112 pp. FIRST EDITION. Original printed beige paper boards. In a later brown buckram chemise. With five engraved plates, one folding table, and one illustration in the text. Howes G-100; Honeyman Catalogue 1475; Streeter 3974. Poor paper stock, so the text with not infrequent variable blotchy foxing as well as persistent (though minor) browning and offsetting, but the binding in fine, clean, appealing condition. Written by the French emissary to the United States during the French Revolution, this is the first American work on aeronautics. Streeter describes it as "extremely rare and important, the first book printed in the United States on practical aeronautics and on the first patent for an aeronautical invention," while Honeyman considers that "from a scientific viewpoint this is the most important American publication in the field of aviation, for it is the first printed suggestion of the correct theory of the heavier than air machine." A contemporary review in "The Boston Journal of Philosophy and the Arts" notes with amazement (and not a little derision) that Genet proposes "a monstrous balloon, which is to be loaded with a wind-mill and two horses, three men, their attendants, a chemical apparatus, an anchor, water, [and] provisions for the men." Impractical and fanciful, perhaps, but by such dreamers are others inspired. Within a century, Americans had mastered machine-powered flight by a heavier-than-air craft to such an extent that the airplanes could be used in waging war. Edmond Genet (1763-1834) went on to become a naturalized citizen of his host nation, and in a sad twist of fate, his great-grandson became the first official American casualty in World War I when his plane was shot down over France. The book is virtually always found noticeably foxed. Written by the French emissary to the United States during the French Revolution, this is the first American work on aeronautics. Streeter describes it as "extremely rare and important, the first book printed in the United States on practical aeronautics and on the first patent for an aeronautical invention," while Honeyman considers that "from a scientific viewpoint this is the most important American publication in the field of aviation, for it is the first printed suggestion of the correct theory of the heavier than air machine." A contemporary review in "The Boston Journal of Philosophy and the Arts" notes with amazement (and not a little derision) that Genet proposes "a monstrous balloon, which is to be loaded with a wind-mill and two horses, three men, their attendants, a chemical apparatus, an anchor, water, [and] provisions for the men." Impractical and fanciful, perhaps, but by such dreamers are others inspired. Within a century, Americans had mastered machine-powered flight by a heavier-than-air craft to such an extent that the airplanes could be used in waging war. Edmond Genet (1763-1834) went on to become a naturalized citizen of his host nation, and in a sad twist of fate, his great-grandson became the first official American casualty in World War I when his plane was shot down over France. The book is virtually always found noticeably foxed. [Attributes: First Edition]

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        BIJZONDERHEDEN OVER JAPAN. Secret memoirs of the reigning dynasty of djogouns or secular emperors of japan. Volume II

      Netherlands: De Weduwe J. Allart, 1825. First;. This book is in DUTCH; volume II only; narrow octavo in dark green and brown cloth; Good+; spine in embossed, brown, thick cloth with gold gilt; binding strong; boards have moderate shelf wear, mostly around external edges and spine; tiny handwritten sticker on upper left inside cover; clean flaps illustrated in brown, flowery paper; front end pages discolored, with small stamps; back end page has penciled inscription; title page with original Japanese, colored illustration; thin paper slightly discolored with little foxing; text in fairly large print, clean; on pp. 192-3, beautiful folded original Japanese colored illustration of the earthquake and eruption of the mountain of fire Asama-yama; pp. 264; Case #6. Dupont.

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        Travels in Russia, the Krimea, the Caucasus and Georgia

      1825 - 1st edition. 2 volumes. 8vo. xxiii,527pp. 1 page ads. - & - xv,534pp. with 24 vignette illustrations and plans in the text. With the armorial bookplate of John Fairgran in each volume. Original green cloth, spines dull, with worn and tanned paper title labels. Very good otherwise. T. Cadell. London - & - W. Blackwood. Edinburgh. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Fête de Bergers suisses sur la Balis-Alp, près de Meyringen Cant. de Berne.

      (nach Miville - Bâle Burmann), s.d. vers 1825, - 38x53 cm (Image), Scène de lutteurs au premier plan, avec vue sur les Alpes, Aquatinta mise couleur, 1 feuille - encadrement baguette or / Übereckvergoldeter Rahmen (55x69.5). Nach einem grossem Gemälde von Miville in 1823, welches den Titel ?Schwingfest auf der Balis-Alp? trägt. In der Mitte ist eben ein Schwingerpaar in Aktion. Auf dem Felsen des Mittelgrundes rechts sind die Alphornbläser versammelt und auf der Wiese links ist fröhlicher Tanz. Hochgebirge im Hintergrund und rechts das Tal mit der Aare und dem Brienzersee.Please notify before visiting to see a book. Prices are excl. VAT/TVA (only Switzerland) & postage. Appenzeller: Fr. Hegi, p. 96: n° 429. 1. État (de IV) / Hans Lanz, Der Basler Maler Jakob Christoph Miville (1786-1836) S. 69, Abb. 18. Werkverz. S. 147 n° G. 113.

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        LA CITTÀ DI ROMA OVVERO DESCRIZIONE SUCCINTA DI QUESTA SUPERBA CITTÀ CON DUE PIANTE GENERALI DI ESSA E QUELLE DE' XIV RIONI

      STAMPERIA CANNETTI, A SPESE DI VENANZIO MONALDINI LIBRAJO. ITALIANO 0,386 Rarissimo volume stampato nel 1825, non è riporato l' autore, le edizioni successive sono state rivedute da Stefano Piale. La legatura verde con titolo ora al dorso non è coeva, 2 tomi raccolti in un unico volume con numerazione continuativa delle pagine, a fine volume "Contorni di Roma - viaggio da Roma a Tivoli" con numerazione propria. Tagli scuriti dal tempo ma s' intrevede una colorazione a schizzi color blu. Pagine con fioritura, presenti alcuni sporadiche annotazioni risalenti probabilmente al periodo della stampa. USATO

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        The Scarborough Album or History and Poetry

      Scarborough: Published by John Cole, Library, New Borough Street; And by Longman, Hurst, Rees, Orme, Brown, & Green, London, 1825. Very Good. One of only two copies printed on white satin by the Scarborough antiquary and publisher, John Cole. Octavo. pp. [i-viii], [1] 2-103 [104-131] 132-148 [149-150 (ads)]. Illustrated with two full-page wood engravings printed on inserted leaves: the frontispiece: "Scarborough Cliff Bridge"; and facing p. 48: "Iron Chest, Found in the Palace Scarbro'". There are also four in-text wood engravings. A very rare example of a book printed in its entirety on silk, with a limitation statement written presumably in Cole's hand in ink on the front free endpaper: "Only 2 Copies of this work printed on white Satin, & 2 on pink satin." Bound in printed silk over boards (printed on the front, spine, and back cover). The cloth is rubbed with some soiling and loss to backstrip, foxing to the endpapears, very good. Engraved armorial bookplate of John Rhodes ("ung Durant Ma Vie") on the front pastedown, and two small early ownership signatures on the front free endpaper (in ink and in pencil). Laid-in is a printed business card: "The South Cliff Hair Cutting and Shampooing Saloons" with a wood-engraved view of Sarborough. Although printing on silk has always been uncommon because of the technical challenges involved, it enjoyed a brief vogue during the first quarter of the nineteenth century with the advent of white-line wood engraving. Entire books printed on satin are rarely encountered. A fine example.

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        Historisch- Genealogisch- Geographischer Atlas von Le Sage, Grafen Las Cases in fünf und dreisig(!) Uebersichten

      Karlsruhe Johann Velten (-1828) 1825 - Aus dem Französischen übersetzt und zum Theil verbessert zum Theil ganz umgearbeitet durch Alexander von Dusch . und Joseph Eiselein. Gr-folio; 3 Bll. (inkl. lith. Titel u. Widmung), 36 meist doppelblattgroße Taf. mit teils altkolor. Übersichtstabellen und 25 altkolor. lithograph. Karten, 2 Bll. Inhaltsverzeichnis; Verlagsprospekt beigebunden; restaur. Hldr. d. Zt. mit aufgezog. lithograph. Deckeltitel (etwas berieben und bestoßen); Widmungsblatt möglicherweise beschnitten, stellenweise etwas angeschmutzt oder stockfleckig, einzelne dezente Farbstift-Anstreichungen; insgesamt gutes Exemplar, auf starkem Papier gedruckt. Versuch einer tabellarisch-kartographischen Darstellung der Weltgeschichte von der Erschaffung der Welt (nach biblischer Überlieferung) bis zur Gegenwart nach dem 1803-1804 erschienenen Grundwerk von Emmanuel-Augustin-Dieudonné-Joseph de Las Cases (Pseudonym Le Sage), franz. Marineoffizier und Staatsmann unter Napoleon. Enthält u. a. eine Weltkarte in zwei Hemisphären. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Travels in Western Africa, in the years 1818, 19, 20, and 21, from the River Gambia, through Woolli, Bondoo, Galam, Kasson, Kaarta, and Foolidoo, to the River Niger.

      Murray London 1825 - First edition. 8vo. xvi, 413 pp., 10 aquatint plates including frontispiece, 4 lithographed botanical plates, 1 folding map, contemporary half calf, spine gilt in compartments with foliate motifs, red label, marbled boards, some slight offsetting and foxing in places, an excellent copy. Gray's expedition followed the disastrous missions of Major Peddie (who died of fever) and Captain Campbell (who also died on his arrival at the coast); Gray was scarcely more successful, being captured by the Fulani of Futa-Toro. Abbey Travel 282; Gay 2899. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        VIEW OF THE HEBREWS; OR THE TRIBES OF ISRAEL IN AMERICA

      Poultney, Vt: Smith & Shute, 1825. Second Edition, Revised and Enlarged. First published in 1823, this is a work promoting the theory that the American Indians were descendants of the lost tribes of Israel, and some suggest that it may have influenced Joseph Smith, whose Book of Mormon appeared in 1830. A Congregational minister in Vermont, Ethan Smith (1762-1849) was not the originator of this theory, first voiced in the 17th century and appearing in the writings of Jonathan Edwards, Elias Boudinot, William Penn, and others, but the present work has drawn attention as the one that most closely parallels the revelations Joseph Smith set forth in the founding document of the Mormon Church. Both works rely heavily on the prophecies of Isaiah and suggest that the Indians came to America by sea for religious reasons, and that they were divided into civilized and uncivilized groups, with the latter destroying the former in a series of wars. The biographer of Joseph Smith, Fawn Brodie, notes, "It may never be proved that Joseph saw 'View of the Hebrews' before writing the Book of Mormon, but the striking parallelisms between the two books hardly leave a case for mere coincidence." In "A Book of Mormon Study," B. H. Roberts compared the works and found 26 similarities between the two, but according to "The Encyclopedia of Mormonism," he "did not draw any conclusions that Joseph Smith used Ethan Smith's work to write the Book of Mormon.". 180 x 105 mm. (7 x 4 1/8"). 285 pp. Second Edition, Revised and Enlarged. Contemporary flamed sheep, neatly rebacked, red morocco label on spine.Sabin 82540. Corners a bit worn, tiny scratches to covers, but the restored binding entirely solid and rather pleasing. First two quires lightly dampstained, last four more so, persistent variable foxing throughout (noticeable without being severe); significant condition issues, but fresh and clean internally, and probably much like other copies printed on the same poor quality paper.First published in 1823, this is a work promoting the theory that the American Indians were descendants of the lost tribes of Israel, and some suggest that it may have influenced Joseph Smith, whose Book of Mormon appeared in 1830. A Congregational minister in Vermont, Ethan Smith (1762-1849) was not the originator of this theory, first voiced in the 17th century and appearing in the writings of Jonathan Edwards, Elias Boudinot, William Penn, and others, but the present work has drawn attention as the one that most closely parallels the revelations Joseph Smith set forth in the founding document of the Mormon Church. Both works rely heavily on the prophecies of Isaiah and suggest that the Indians came to America by sea for religious reasons, and that they were divided into civilized and uncivilized groups, with the latter destroying the former in a series of wars. The biographer of Joseph Smith, Fawn Brodie, notes, "It may never be proved that Joseph saw 'View of the Hebrews' before writing the Book of Mormon, but the striking parallelisms between the two books hardly leave a case for mere coincidence." In "A Book of Mormon Study," B. H. Roberts compared the works and found 26 similarities between the two, but according to "The Encyclopedia of Mormonism," he "did not draw any conclusions that Joseph Smith used Ethan Smith's work to write the Book of Mormon."

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        SELECT POETS OF GREAT BRITAIN

      London: Printed by Thomas Davison for Thomas Tegg, 1825. Second Edition. This is a sampler of 42 British poets compiled by one of the leading literary critics of the day, offered here with a very pleasing animated Verona street scene by the so-called "Dover Painter." It is easy to recognize the work here of that artist as the painting exhibits his distinctive style of applying small dabs of paint; this method is especially effective in producing convincing texture for skies, trees, shrubs, and grass. The scene here is an especially lively one, with the arched bridge Ponte Pietra as the focal point, with many small boats navigating the Adige River, with brightly dressed women along the shore, and with merchants selling their wares. "Dover Painter" is the name given by Jeff Weber to the person who painted in the 1920s and '30s, probably for the famous London bookseller Marks & Company. A number of his works found their way into the library of Edward and Estelle Doheny, which was certainly the most outstanding collection to be sold at auction during the 1980s, and which was particularly rich in fore-edge paintings. In the world of British letters, Hazlitt (1778-1830) was a memorable figure whose essays and criticism were undeniably important, although his literary pronouncements were too often decided by the degree to which a writer's political beliefs were aligned with his own. He begins this work with a critical list of the authors, to whom he attaches pithy evaluations ranging from effusive to dismissive. While Milton "has sublimity in the highest degree; beauty in an equal degree; pathos in a degree next to the highest," the unlucky Edward Young, author of "Night Thoughts," is proclaimed "over-rated . . . meretricious and objectionable," with "false wit, false fancy, false sublimity, and mock-tenderness." (Otherwise, he's okay.) Some volumes with fore-edge paintings resist fanning out in a friendly way, while others are more compliant; the present volume fans out very easily to a size 2 1/2 times what it measures when the book is closed, and the effect is quite striking.. 225 x 140 mm. (8 7/8 x 5 1/2"). xx, 562 pp. Second Edition. Pleasing 19th century polished violet calf, gilt, covers framed by thick and thin gilt rules with oblique floral tools at corners, raised bands, spine compartments densely gilt, olive green morocco label, turn-ins with gilt roll, glazed yellow endpapers, all edges gilt. WITH A FINELY EXECUTED FORE-EDGE PAINTING OF VERONA. In an extremely fine chestnut brown morocco pull-off case by Sangorski & Sutcliffe for J. W. Robinson. Engraved frontispiece with medallion portraits of Chaucer, Burns, Spenser, Milton, Shakespeare, Cowper, and Young. Front pastedown with morocco bookplate of Estelle Doheny (and shadow of large removed bookplate); rear endpapers with engraved bookplates of Edward Laurence Doheny and Carrie Estelle Doheny, and the ticket of J. W. Robinson Co.; front flyleaf inscribed in ink, "Pleasance Colson / with affectionate love / P. H. S. C. / March 13, 1830." Only the most trivial of defects (perhaps a hint of wear, faint foxing on the title page), but A REALLY EXCELLENT COPY IN AN ATTRACTIVE BINDING, the leather smooth and lustrous, the text very fresh and clean, and the brightly colored painting extremely well preserved. This is a sampler of 42 British poets compiled by one of the leading literary critics of the day, offered here with a very pleasing animated Verona street scene by the so-called "Dover Painter." It is easy to recognize the work here of that artist as the painting exhibits his distinctive style of applying small dabs of paint; this method is especially effective in producing convincing texture for skies, trees, shrubs, and grass. The scene here is an especially lively one, with the arched bridge Ponte Pietra as the focal point, with many small boats navigating the Adige River, with brightly dressed women along the shore, and with merchants selling their wares. "Dover Painter" is the name given by Jeff Weber to the person who painted in the 1920s and '30s, probably for the famous London bookseller Marks & Company. A number of his works found their way into the library of Edward and Estelle Doheny, which was certainly the most outstanding collection to be sold at auction during the 1980s, and which was particularly rich in fore-edge paintings. In the world of British letters, Hazlitt (1778-1830) was a memorable figure whose essays and criticism were undeniably important, although his literary pronouncements were too often decided by the degree to which a writer's political beliefs were aligned with his own. He begins this work with a critical list of the authors, to whom he attaches pithy evaluations ranging from effusive to dismissive. While Milton "has sublimity in the highest degree; beauty in an equal degree; pathos in a degree next to the highest," the unlucky Edward Young, author of "Night Thoughts," is proclaimed "over-rated . . . meretricious and objectionable," with "false wit, false fancy, false sublimity, and mock-tenderness." (Otherwise, he's okay.) Some volumes with fore-edge paintings resist fanning out in a friendly way, while others are more compliant; the present volume fans out very easily to a size 2 1/2 times what it measures when the book is closed, and the effect is quite striking.

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        EASY STEPS: INTENDED FOR THE USE OF VERY YOUNG CHILDREN, in and out of school, preparatory to their reading in classes. (Plus 2 other little books in the same binding).

      London, Harvey and Darton, 55 Gracechurch Street, 1825 and 1817. In two parts: the first a reprint of 1825 and the second a first of 1817, 12mo, 130 x 105 mm, 5 x 4 inches, half leather over marbled boards, gilt rules to spine, no lettering or label, pages: 56; 62, including 2 title pages and 2 Advertisements to the Reader. Word lists and many short passages for beginner readers. Title to Part 2 has this addition: "Restricted (with a few exceptions) to words of two syllables", and it contains some little stories. Some light age-browning to Part I, occasional slight pencil marks. A very good copy of an uncommon primer. The Dartons, page 57, No. G214, Part I not located by the author. No copies located in the UK except for the British Library which has only Part II, no others listed on WorldCat. No copies in Osborne, Oppenheimer Catalogue or Gumuchian. BOUND WITH 2 OTHER ITEMS: ANNE AND JANE; or, The Good Child's Reading-Book. In Words of One Syllable, by Frances Bowyer Miller, Harvey and Darton, 1825, 47 pages but lacking pages 5-16, 4 pretty engraved plates. Previous owner's partial hand colouring to frontispiece, 3 minute worm tracks in lower margin of frontispiece, 40 mm (1¾") closed tear to 1 text page neatly repaired, no loss. Defective copy (lacking 6 leaves as noted) but a rare book. The Dartons, page 175, No. 636. 1 copy only on WorldCat, the British Library copy of 1832, not in Osborne, Oppenheimer Catalogue or Gumuchian. THE THIMBLE RESTORED; Or, The Idle Girl Converted To Habits Of Industry, by Elizabeth Richmond, Harvey and Darton, 1821 (?), pages: 3-67, LACKING TITLE PAGE (A1), present are the frontispiece and 3 pretty engraved plates with decorative border, 1 shows child sewing with her mother and sister, another a child playing the piano for them, the third a girl falling to the ground from a swing, her 2 companions anxious, the last a little girl reading Goody Two Shoes to her mother in an elegant drawing room. The first 2 leaves repaired in the inner margins, no loss of text, frontispiece trimmed at lower edge with partial loss of imprint, quite neat partial hand colouring to all 4 plates, small pale damp stain to top inner corner of final plate and facing page. A good plus copy of a charming story which is rather rare (no title page as noted). The Thimble Restored was first published by Darton and Harvey in 1821 and reprinted in 1825. Without the title page it cannot be dated with certainty. The Dartons, page 225, No. G808. 1 copy only located in the UK, in the British Library, WorldCat gives 3 locations in US libraries. Not in Osborne, Oppenheimer Catalogue or Gumuchian. The binding is worn and rubbed, upper hinge cracked, small crude repair to 1 cord, tail of spine chipped and with small vertical crack, similar crude repair, a little light scribble on front endpaper. MORE IMAGES ATTACHED TO THIS LISTING, ALL ZOOMABLE, FURTHER IMAGES ON REQUEST. POSTAGE AT COST.

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        VIEW OF THE HEBREWS; OR THE TRIBES OF ISRAEL IN AMERICA

      Poultney, Vt: Smith & Shute, 1825. Second Edition, Revised and Enlarged. First published in 1823, this is a work promoting the theory that the American Indians were descendants of the lost tribes of Israel, and some suggest that it may have influenced Joseph Smith, whose Book of Mormon appeared in 1830. A Congregational minister in Vermont, Ethan Smith (1762-1849) was not the originator of this theory, first voiced in the 17th century and appearing in the writings of Jonathan Edwards, Elias Boudinot, William Penn, and others, but the present work has drawn attention as the one that most closely parallels the revelations Joseph Smith set forth in the founding document of the Mormon Church. Both works rely heavily on the prophecies of Isaiah and suggest that the Indians came to America by sea for religious reasons, and that they were divided into civilized and uncivilized groups, with the latter destroying the former in a series of wars. The biographer of Joseph Smith, Fawn Brodie, notes, "It may never be proved that Joseph saw 'View of the Hebrews' before writing the Book of Mormon, but the striking parallelisms between the two books hardly leave a case for mere coincidence." In "A Book of Mormon Study," B. H. Roberts compared the works and found 26 similarities between the two, but according to "The Encyclopedia of Mormonism," he "did not draw any conclusions that Joseph Smith used Ethan Smith's work to write the Book of Mormon.". 180 x 105 mm. (7 x 4 1/8"). 285 pp. Second Edition, Revised and Enlarged. Contemporary flamed sheep, neatly rebacked, red morocco label on spine. Sabin 82540. Corners a bit worn, tiny scratches to covers, but the restored binding entirely solid and rather pleasing. First two quires lightly dampstained, last four more so, persistent variable foxing throughout (noticeable without being severe); significant condition issues, but fresh and clean internally, and probably much like other copies printed on the same poor quality paper. First published in 1823, this is a work promoting the theory that the American Indians were descendants of the lost tribes of Israel, and some suggest that it may have influenced Joseph Smith, whose Book of Mormon appeared in 1830. A Congregational minister in Vermont, Ethan Smith (1762-1849) was not the originator of this theory, first voiced in the 17th century and appearing in the writings of Jonathan Edwards, Elias Boudinot, William Penn, and others, but the present work has drawn attention as the one that most closely parallels the revelations Joseph Smith set forth in the founding document of the Mormon Church. Both works rely heavily on the prophecies of Isaiah and suggest that the Indians came to America by sea for religious reasons, and that they were divided into civilized and uncivilized groups, with the latter destroying the former in a series of wars. The biographer of Joseph Smith, Fawn Brodie, notes, "It may never be proved that Joseph saw 'View of the Hebrews' before writing the Book of Mormon, but the striking parallelisms between the two books hardly leave a case for mere coincidence." In "A Book of Mormon Study," B. H. Roberts compared the works and found 26 similarities between the two, but according to "The Encyclopedia of Mormonism," he "did not draw any conclusions that Joseph Smith used Ethan Smith's work to write the Book of Mormon."

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