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        Elia. Essays which have appeared under that signature in the London Magazine [with] Elia. Essays which have appeared under that signature in the London Magazine. Second Series

      Carey, Lea, and Carey, Philadelphia 1828 - First American Edition of Elia, True First and First American Edition of Elia. Second Series. 2 vols. 12mo. "Elia" (volume one) is a reprint of the original London edition. "Elia. Second Series" (volume two) is an unauthorized edition. The true "Second Series" was not published in England until 1833 under the title of "The Last Essays of Elia." The editor of this present edition mistakenly included two essays by Bryan Waller Proctor and one by Allan Cunningham (Roff). Livingston, p. 153, 157-8 Full blue morocco, elaborately gilt, gilt dentelles, marbled endpapers, t.e.g., other edges uncut, by Pomey. Volume two with ownership stamps and signature on title page, with part eradicated. A very attractive pair First American Edition of Elia, True First and First American Edition of Elia. Second Series

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        The Amateur's Perspective; being an attempt to present the theory in the simplest form; and so to methodize and arrange the subject, as to render the practice familiarly intelligible to the uninitiated in a few hours of study.

      J Hatchard 1828 - First edition. xi, [1], 84pp., 15 large lithograph folding plates by Hullmandel (numbered I-XIV, and "Continuation of Plate XIV"), and 23 diagrams in the text. Original grey paper boards, neatly respined and with new paper label, end-papers, and past-downs. Some foxing to the edges of the plates and to the title-page. 4to. Printed for the author: and sold by J. Hatchard and Son. 1828. The treatise is dedicated to Miss C- A. "My Dear Lady, the following treatise belongs to you. I have not forgotten (and you will probably have sometimes recollected) the promise made concerning it, during our tour in Switzerland and Italy. I very well remember (perhaps you do not) the good humour with which you received criticisms of mine on drawings executed with a nicety very far beyond what I could pretend to. my promise was, that if you would give me your attention for one week, at the rate of one hour a day, the Treatise I would write for you should put you in possession of all the rules of perspective necessary for an amateur." [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Beschreibung und Abbildung eines neuerfundenen künstlichen Fußes, zum Ersatze des Ober- und Unterschenkels, . (Sp.713-736, 2 gefalt. lith. Foliotafeln mit 30 Figuren).

      - Kunst- und Gewerbebl. Bay., 24/1-52. - München, 1828, 4°, XVII, (1), 792 Sp., 31 meist gefalt. lith. Tafeln, Pappband der Zeit; feines Exemplar. Erstdruck dieser "Beschreibung und Abbildung eines neuerfundenen künstlichen Fußes, zum Ersatz des Ober- und Unterschenkels, von Margarethe Caroline Eichler aus Berlin; worauf sich dieselbe am 13. Jänner 1835 ein Privilegium auf 10 Jahre im Königreiche Bayern ertheilen ließ." - - Beschreibung der von der Berliner Bandagistin 'Demoiselle' Margarethe Caroline Eichler erfundenen Prothese. Sie erhielt am 23. November 1833 ein Patent zum Verkauf von künstlichen Beinen. - - Hier gibt Sie eine ungekürzte Beschreibung und anschauliche Darstellung der Prothesen, die leichter, gelenkiger und haltbarer waren als die herkömmlichen. - - Margarethe Karoline Eichler stellte Normen für den Bau von Kunstbeinen auf, die nicht nur internationale Beachtung fanden, sondern für lange Zeit auch als richtungsweisend von der Medizin anerkannt wurden. Die von ihr konstruierten Mechanischen Knie- und Fußgelenkteile stellten interessante technische Lösungen dar. Frau Eichler begann dann später auch (1836) künstliche Hände aus dünnem, federhartem getriebenen Neusilberblech herzustellen." - Die Tafeln zeigen in 34 Figuren den Aufbau und Mechanismus des künstlichen Beines nebst Fuß. - - "Hat auch die Eichler in Bezug auf den äusseren Mechanismus ihrer künstlichen Beine von anderen bereits bekannt gewordenen Vorrichtungen der Art das Beste entlehnt, so ist doch das Princip des inneren Mechanismus, namentlich dessen Einfachheit, Anordnung, Zugänglichkeit und Zuverlässigkeit ganz neu und eigenthümlich. Denn die schon von Ballif benutzten Spiralfedern wirkten nicht durch Ausdehnung, sondern durch Zusammenziehung, auch nicht auf zwei Gelenke zugleich und hielten einander nicht gegenseitig in Schranken, weshalb deren Actionen auch zu plötzlich und gewaltsam erfolgen mussten. Die von Heine angewandten Schneckenfedern und Zugriemen, bei welchen das Princip eines mit der Muskelaction übereinstimmenden Antagonismus schon berücksichtigt worden war, ermangelten wieder der einfachen Construction, zugänglichen Lage und sicheren Befestigung, um selbst den Absichten ihres eigenen Erfinders ganz entsprechen zu können. Dabei erklärt die Eichler aber doch in ihrer Schrift "weit davon entfernt zu sein, behaupten zu wollen, ihr künstlicher Fuss sei keiner weiteren Vervollkommnung fähig'; allein, sie fügt auch hinzu, dass bis jetzt gewiss noch kein zweckmässigerer erfunden und dargestellt worden sei - bis zu ihrer Zeit gewiss nicht. - - Die Beschaffungskosten, welche 30 bis 40 Thaler betragen, sind zwar bedeutender als bei den künstlichen Füssen von Dornblüth, aber geringer als die der künstlichen Füsse v. Rühl's und Ballif's. Die Reparaturkosten können bei der einfachen und dauerhaften Construction nur sehr unbedeutend gewesen sein und sich, wie bei der künstlichen Hand der Eichler, ebenfalls nur auf den Wiederersatz einer Spiralfeder oder Darmsaite und demnächst noch auf die Erneuerung der Bepolsterung ausgedehnt haben, was bei der Zugänglichkeit des Mechanismus leicht und augenblicklich ausführbar war, wenn man sich von diesen Gegenständen einen kleinen Vorrath hielt. Endlich verdient noch der Vorschlag der Eichler, dem Amputationsstumpfe durch das Umlegen einer Binde ein dickeres Fleischpolster zu verschaffen und ihn so vor Druck und vor schmerzhaften Hautspannungen zu bewahren, alle Anerkennung und eine sorgfältige Beachtung bei dem Gebrauche eines jeden künstlichen Gliedes. - Das Gewicht des künstlichen Oberschenkels betrug mit allem Zubehör 4 Pfund 15 Loth, das des Unterschenkels 3 Pfund 17 Loth." O. Karpinski, Studien über Künstliche Glieder (Berlin 1881), pp.104-115 - - Callisen XXVII, p.435 [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Manuale Procuratorum et Causantium: Complectens Processus in Jure...

      1828. Rare Hungarian Treatise on Civil Actions and Defenses [Hungary]. Manuale Procuratorum et Causantium: Complectens Processus in Jure Hungarico Occurrentes, Ordine Alphabetico Exprimens Instituta, Quo Quis Actor, Contra Quem Incattum, Coram quo Judice Procedendum, Quidve Probandum Habeat, Ut Objectum Processus Assequatur, Adjectis Nonnullis Observationibus. Pest: Landerer de Fuskut, 1828. [ii], 172, [4] pp. Octavo (8-1/4" x 5-1/4"). Original plain publisher wrappers, early hand-lettered title and private-library shelf label to spine. Light soiling and shelfwear and a few minor inkstains, minor wear to spine ends and corners. Some toning to text, light foxing in a few places, minor worm holes near center of final three leaves are rear cover. Early owner signature to front pastedown, interior otherwise clean. $1,250. * First edition. This treatise on civil actions and defenses went though two later editions in 1835 and 1841. OCLC locates 3 copies of this title in North American Law Libraries at Harvard, which has a first edition, and the Library of Congress, which has the first and second editions.

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        FLORA AUSTRALASICA; OR, A SELECTION OF HANDSOME, OR CURIOUS PLANTS, NATIVES OF NEW HOLLAND, AND THE SOUTH SEA ISLANDS; CONTAINING COLOURED FIGURES AND DESCRIPTIONS OF SOME OF THE CHOICEST SPECIES

      London, 1828. Contemporary embossed cloth, expertly rebacked with original gilt backstrip laid down. Light wear and sun fading to binding. Minute foxing. Plates generally quite clean. Very good. An important and rare work of Australian botany, a pioneering effort in describing plants from Australia and the South Seas which had been brought to England. Illustrated with fifty-six elegant handcolored plates, all richly colored. The letterpress descriptions are numbered 1 to 56, each occupying two pages and accompanied by a stunning handcolored engraved botanical plate. Sweet presented the plants as suitable for garden cultivation, noting that "the greater part are handsome evergreen shrubs, and many produce sweet-scented flowers...." Sweet (1783-1835) was a notable British nurseryman who wrote extensively on botanical subjects, including HORTUS SUBURBANUS LONDINENSIS (1818), HORTUS BRITANNICUS (1826- 27), BOTANICAL CULTIVATOR (1821), THE BRITISH FLOWER GARDEN (1823-29), and numerous other titles. All of the plants described here are ones Sweet cultivated in England, and thus all of the plates were drawn from live specimens. His work in this regard was based directly on the methods of Sir Joseph Banks.

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        Journal of a voyage to Peru: a passage across the cordillera of the Andes, in the winter of 1827, performed on foot in the snow; and a journey across the pampas. By Lieut. Chas. Brand, R.N.

      London: Henry Colburn 1828 - Moderner roter Ganzlederband mit 5 Bünden mit der Angabe von Autor, Titel und Jahr in Golddruck auf Rücken. Fadenbindung, Schmutztitel mit Papierabschnitt ohne Textverlust. Seiten etwas stockfleckig, die vier gebräunten Aquatintatafeln wurden durch säurefreie Papiere von den Textseiten getrennt, XVII, 346 Seiten mit 2 Ansichten der Anden, 1 Ansicht der Pampa in Argentinien und 1 Ansicht einer "Lady of Lima in her walking dress". Alle vier Tafeln drawn by Lieut. Brand, R. N. 10 Tabellen und eine Wasseranalyse im Anhang, 2 Seiten Verlagsanzeigen, 8°. Geschmackvoller Ganzlederband mit der Reisebeschreibung des englischen Leutnants Brand auf der Grundlage seiner Tagebucheinträge. Es ist zu vermuten, dass das Ziel der Reise ein politisches war, um englische Interessen im Prozess der Befreiung Perus vom Kolonialjoch (1821) zu bewahren. Die Beschreibung schildert eindringlich und präzise die Beschwernisse und Zustände der Wege, Ortschaften, Raststationen und Andenübergänge im Winter 1827 von Buenos Aires nach Chile. Sein Weg führt ihn von Rio de Janeiro, Montevideo, Buenos Aires durch die Pampa zu Fuß und auf Maultieren über die Anden nach Santiago de Chile bis nach Lima/Peru. First edition of this interesting account by a lieutenant in the Royal Navy. Brand’s descriptions contains a great deal of information on both Chile and Argentina in addition to Peru during a time of great political changes. Brand also visited the Juan Fernandez Islands on his trip back to Buenos Aires. The British naval officer’s evocative account of a stormy winter crossing of the Andes he made by mule and on foot in 1827. Brand travelled to Peru via Rio de Janeiro, Montevideo and Buenos Aires. His journal comments on the Rio’s slave market, the botanical Gardens and social life. The book is bound by thread in a red modern full leather case with nonacid leafs between the four plates and the surrounding text. [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

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        Unterhaltungen aus der Naturgeschichte. Der Säugethiere erster und zweyter Theil. (alles). Zweyte völlig umgearbeitete sehr vermehrte Ausgabe. Neue Ausgabe. 2 Bde.

      Augsburg, Schlosser 1828 - -1829. Kl.8°. 347 S., 300 S. Mit 1 Reihentitel, 2 gestochenen Titelblättern und 150 handkolorierten Kupfertafeln. Halbleder der Zeit. mit goldgepr. Rückenschildchen, Reihennummer und Rückenvergoldung. (Unterhaltungen aus der Naturgeschichte Bd. 26 & 27). Innendeckel von Band 1 mit Spuren eines entfernten Schildchen. Etwas stockfleckig, sonst gutes Exemplar. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Deutsche rechts alterthumer (Rechtsalterthümer)

      Gottingen, Dieterich 1828 - xx, 970, [2] pages 21 cm. 2 volumes in one. Hardcover. Bound in contemporary quarter leather. Marbled boards. Gilt lettering to spine. Wear to extremities. Owners names to fep. Clean, unmarked pages. Page ends washed green. W/G. 16. Brieger 841. The Deutsche Rechtsalterthumer (German Legal Antiquities, 1828) was a comprehensive compilation of sources of law from all Germanic languages, whose structure allowed an initial understanding of older German legal traditions not influenced by Roman law. The work stimulated other publications in France, the Netherlands, Russia, and the southern Slavic countries and has not yet been superseded. Written by the brother's Grimm, who notably preserved Germanic folklore. Der Bruder Grimm. Borst 1554 - KLL II, 1062 f. "Grimm schuf mit diesem Werk etwas vollig Neues . die bis heute umfassendste Sammlung der Rechtsquellen aus allen Jahrhunderten, von Tacitus' Germania bis zu seiner Gegenwart." [Attributes: First Edition]

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        Narrative Of A Journey Through The Upper Provinces Of India, From Calcutta To Bombay, 1824-1825 (With Notes Upon Cyelon); An Account Of A Journey To Madras And The Southern Provinces, 1826; And Letters Written In India

      London: John Murray, 1828. Complete in 2 volumes. Books measure 10 3/4 x 9 inches. Collation, xlvii,[1],631pp, vi,[2],515pp, 10 full page engraved plates, 25 wood engravings within text, 1 folding coloured map. Bound in half calf. Each volume have been professionally rebacked, retaining the original boards, raised bands, ornated gilt tooling. Both bindings in very good clean firm condition. Internally, previous owners bookplate, the engraved plates have been cleaned, occasional spotting or light foxing. Pages and plates in very good clean condition. A very nice set, in very attractive bindings. . First Edition. Period Half Calf. Very Good Plus. Quarto.

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        Tritogenia. Et Maanedskrift, udgivet som fortsættelse af Minerva. Bind 1-7.

      Kiøbenhavn 1828-30. 236 + (4) + 220 + (2) + 236 + (6) + 226 + (4) + 236 + (6) + 204 s. Samt. skinnbd. Ryggdekor i gull. Ex libris på forsats. Bokeiermerke i gull på forsats (Langager). Litt brunplettet

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        SAD TALES AND GLAD TALES; By Reginald Reverie [pseudonym] ...

      Boston: S. G. Goodrich, 141 Washington Street,. 1828. original drab boards with purple cloth shelf back, printed paper label affixed to spine panel, all edges untrimmed.. Free endpapers removed, cloth a bit sunned, boards rubbed at edges. and lightly spotted and soiled, a very good copy. (#137510). First edition. Grenville Mellen (1799-1841), lawyer, author, born in Biddeford (now in the State of Maine), contributed poems, prose sketches and tales to the UNITED STATES LITERARY GAZETTE and to the literary annuals, THE ATLANTIC SOUVENIR and THE LEGENDARY. SAD TALES AND GLAD TALES, Mellen's first and only collection of prose sketches and stories, "is interesting chiefly as pioneer work leading up to the short story as later developed by Hawthorne and Poe. His tales show the influence of Irving, but are more diffuse, sentimental, and mystifying." - DAB. According to Locke (Voyages in Space [2011] V564), "The Meeting of the Planets" is "a literary satire in which the planets and stars are given personalities and discourse among themselves"; while "The Tale of an Aeronaut" concerns a balloonist who "ascends into space and drifts among the planets and comets listening in on their conversations, including the Moon plotting against Earth, before returning to Earth to find himself over the Battle of Waterloo." Locke, Voyages in Space (2011) V564. Foley, p. 194. Wright (I) 1859.

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        Journal of a Residence and Tour in the Republic of Mexico in the year 1826. With some Account of the Mines of that Country

      London: John Murray, Albemarle Street, 1828. First edition. [8], 323, [1] ; [4], 304 pp. Printed by Richard Taylor. 2 vols. 8vo. Original grey boards, with paper labels with price "Two Vols. 16s.". Uncut. Signed by Thomas Thistlethwayte (of Southwick Park Hants.) on title-page and his stamp on front pastedown. Neat repairs at heads of spine. Some rubbing to extremities. First edition. [8], 323, [1] ; [4], 304 pp. Printed by Richard Taylor. 2 vols. 8vo. Captain Lyon set out for Mexico in January 1826 as one of the Commissioners of the Real del Monte Mining Company, and on his way back from New York was wrecked at Holyhead and lost all his papers. This work contains an account of his personal adventures throughout Mexico during 8 months and his comments on the mining industry there. Sabin 42852; Hill, p. 186

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        DIZIONARIO UNIVERSALE DELLA LINGUA ITALIANA. Preceduto da una Esposizione grammaticale ragionata della lingua italiana. Ed insieme di Geografia (antica e moderna); Mitologia; Storia (sacra, politica ed ecclesiastica); Biografia; Antiquaria; Storia naturale; e di tutti i vocaboli d'origine greca, usati nella medicina, chirurgia, farmacia, chimica, fisica, astronomia, teologia e giurisprudenza. 1828 - 1842.

      dalla Tip.Sardi e figlioPrima edizione. Opera in sette tomi + uno di Appendice, raccolti in 15 volumi. Cm.22x14. Pg.9304 complessive. Salde legature in mz.pergamena. Tasselli con titoli e fregi in oro ai dorsi. Piatti marmorizzati, con lievi spellature. Tagli spruzzati. Nato all'Aja nel 1783 il Vanzon, figlio di un agiato commerciante, si trasferì a Roma nel 1806 e quindi a Livorno nel '13 ove si dedicò all'insegnamento delle lingue. Ottenuta con rescritto del 20 agosto 1825 la privativa per la compilazione di un grande dizionario della lingua italiana, impiegò bel 17 anni per portare a termine l'intrapresa. Nel 1830 divenne suddito naturalizzato toscano. Codice libreria 115384.

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        De Vita Etrebus Gestis Clementis XII. Pont. Max. Commentarius.

      Palladis Rom 1760 ( Ex Typographia Palladis - Excudebant Nicolaus et Marcus Palearini, superiorum Facultate ). ( Ohne Verfasserangabe ) Mit 1 großem Kupferstichporträt Clemens XII. ( gestochen von Roccus Pozzi nach Aug. Masucci ), VIII, 208 Seiten, 2 n.n. Blätter. Das Titelblatt in rot und schwarz gedruckt mit gestochener Vignette des Papstwappens. Mit einigen gestochenen Vignetten im Text. Original-Pergamentband über Holzdeckeln mit goldgeprägtem schmalen Einbandrücken, marmorierten Vorsatzpapieren und marmoriertem Buchschnitt, 4° ( 29 x 21 cm ). Der Einband etwas fleckig, leicht berieben. Innen ist das fliegende Blatt vorn stärker fleckig und unten beschädigt, das Titelblatt etwas fleckig sowie am unteren weißen Rand etwas beschädigt, die erste Seite mit kleinem Loch im weißen Außenrand unten ( sowohl Titelblatt als auch erste Seite ohne Text- oder Bildverlust ). Ansonsten Seiten teils gering stock- oder leicht braunfleckig, meist aber sauber und von guter Erhaltung. - sehr selten - ( von mir bibliographisch im Kalrsruher Virtueller Katalog nicht nachweisbar ). ( Gewicht 850 Gramm ) ( Pic erhältlich // webimage available ) Versandkostenfreie Lieferung Papst, Päpste, Papsttum, Clemens XII. Leben, Biographie, Vita, Palladis, Palearini, Google, Vatikan

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        SIMON BOLIVAR LIBERTADOR PRESIDENTE DE COLOMBIA &&&. COLOMBIANOS! LAS VOLUNTADES PUBLICAS SE HABIAN ESPRESADO ENERJICAMENTE POR LAS REFORMAS POLITICAS DE LA NACION...[caption title and first line of text]

      Bogotá, 1828. Folio. Old creases. Minor soiling. Very good plus. In a half morocco and cloth box, leather labels. An extremely rare broadside printing of Bolivar's declaration of dictatorial powers, addressed to the people of Gran Colombia, together with the DECRETO ORGÁNICO issued by him, outlining the organization of his new government. The two documents - bearing the same watermark, folds, and publication date - appear to have been issued together to the Treasury; a contemporary hand has written "Tesoreria" on the first leaf, and the wear patterns suggest that they have been kept together for some time. Simon Bolivar was already president and founding hero of Gran Colombia (present-day Panama, Colombia, Ecuador, Venezuela, and parts of Peru). In February 1827, with the nation floundering and on the point of fragmentation, Bolivar had proposed resigning his position as president, claiming he had no desire for dictatorial control. The Congress rejected his resignation. After a failed constitutional convention in the summer of 1828, Bolivar declared himself, by this decree, dictator for life, in what was intended as a temporary measure to maintain unification. In the first document, Bolivar addresses the "Colombianos," explaining his reasoning for the extraordinary measures granting him absolute power over the government. He also assures his countrymen that he will not remain a dictator any longer than necessary, but in the meantime pledges to "commit myself to obey strictly your legitimate desires" (in translation). The second document, the DECRETO ORGÁNICO, lays out six articles granting Bolivar absolute power. Both are signed in type by Bolivar. Though the text of these important proclamations was anthologized at an early date and has frequently been republished, copies are exceedingly scarce on the market. We were able to locate only one institutional copy of each, at the John Carter Brown Library.

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        PETIT COURRIER DES DAMES. ANNEE VII (1828) PAS COMPLET DES TOUTES LES NOMBRES MAIS AVEC 70 LITOGRAPHIES COLORISEE

      Imprimerie de Dondey-Dupré, Paris 1828 - Edizione: Première édition . Pagine: 400 circa . Illustrazioni: 70 gravures colorate a mano a piena pagina raffiguranti la moda dell'epoca (donne, uomini, cappelli, parrucche etc.) . Formato: 8° . Ex libris: Lz (Liez) . Rilegatura: Cartonato marmorizzato con dorso in pelle marrone con tassello in pelle rossa. Esemplare rifilato, litografie intere ma non molto margine bianco. . Stato: Buono . Caratteristiche: Le petit Courrier des Dames parait tous les cinq jours, avec huit gravures par mois en couleur, dont six représentent des costumese des costumes d'homme, une des chapeaux, bonnets et coiffures. Chaques litographie parait avec un timbre de la fabrique de chapeaux Emile Liez, 83 rue des Petits-Champs à Paris. Emile Liez était un collectionneur averti et son nom est resté intimement lié à l'iconographie et à l'histoire de la mode. Le petit courrier 1821 jusqu'a 1868. Encroyable témoignage de la mode du XIX Siècle. .

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        SIMON BOLIVAR LIBERTADOR PRESIDENTE DE LA REPUBLICA DE COLOMBIA ETC. ETC. ETC. DEBIENDO ARREGLARSE EL REJIMEN POLITICO I ECONOMICO DE LA REPUBLICA CONFORME A LAS BACES QUE CONTIENE EL TITULO 4o. DEL DECRETO ORGANICO DE 27 AGOSTO ULTIMO, OIDO DICTAMEN DEL CONSEJO DE ESTADO DECRETO... [first few lines of text]

      Bojaca, Colombia, 1828. Folio. Minor soiling. Near fine. Simón Bolívar had long dreamed of uniting his new republics (which he had wrested by force from the Kingdom of Spain) by establishing a government modeled after that of the United States. By 1826, however, Gran Colombia's twelve departments were proving more and more difficult to govern. In an effort to preserve his dream, he decided a more centralized form of government would be necessary. A congress was convened in April, 1828, in order to write a new constitution. The convention nearly succeeded in implementing a federal style government that would have greatly reduced Bolívar's political power. Bolívar's supporters withdrew in protest, leaving the congress dead in the water. In response, Bolívar proclaimed himself dictator through the Decree of Dictatorship on August 27, 1828, considering it a temporary measure. Following his proclamation, Colombian Secretary of the Interior José Manuel Restrepo released the present decree. The decree outlines the structure and function of the government as authorized by the August 27, 1828 Decree of Dictatorship containing a total of twenty-two articles. Article one states that the territories of the Republic will remain in the present jurisdictions and will retain their names. However, the government retains the right to combine two or more areas into a single jurisdiction. The rest of the articles outline the appointment of prefects and their authorities of rule, including powers of legislation, command of police, and issuing of prison sentences and fines.

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        Caroline Therese FRIEDRICH (1828 Dresden 1914) Blumenstrauß mit Stiefmütterchen

      - Caroline Therese FRIEDRICH (1828 Dresden 1914) Blumenstrauß mit Stiefmütterchen -- Technik: -- Aquarell auf Karton, unten links signiert: "Fr. Caroline Friedrich fec. ". -- Maße: -- 22,7 x 16,5 cm -- Zustand: -- Sehr guter Zustand, vereinzelt ganz winzige Flecken. -- Beschreibung: -- Intensive Naturbeobachtung, zeichnerische Präzision und ein Gespür für das natürliche Kolorit " in diesem kleinen Aquarell führt Caroline Friedrich wahrhaftig ihr Talent vor. Es ist ein Frühlingsstrauß mit Stiefmütterchen, Primeln und Apfelblüten, in dem jede Blume in ihrer farblichen sowie formalen Erscheinung exakt wiedergegeben wird. Von den großen holländischen Stilllebenmeister, allen voran Jan van Huysum, inspiriert, geht es ihr aber primär darum, die Natur genau wiederzugeben, statt die Blumenkomposi-tionen zum Träger von verschlüsselten Botschaften zu machen. Carolines Ehemann, Gustav Adolf Friedrich, ein bekannter Porträt- und Genremaler und Sohn von Caspar David Friedrich, dürfte sie zuerst in der bildenden Kunst unterrichtet haben, ihr Studium an der Kunstakademie ist nicht nachweisbar. Als Autodidaktin per-fektionierte sie daraufhin ihre Zeichen- und Malkunst und stellte über 30 Jahre lang ihre Werke an der Dresdner Kunstakademie aus. Anlässlich diverser Ausstellungen wurde in den letzten Jahren viel über talentierte Künstlerinnen diskutiert, die das männerdominierte Ausbildungssystem ihrer Chancen auf Ruhm beraubte. Das Werk von Caroline Friedrich außerhalb dieses Kontextes zu betrachten und seine Bedeutung schlicht als wichtiges Werk ihrer Zeit wahrzunehmen, könnte ihr postum (und damit auch den anderen Künstlerinnen) die größte Würdigung erweisen. Denn ihre Bilder zeigen, dass die wahre künstlerische Berufung bedeutende Werke hervorbringt, ungeachtet jeglicher gesellschaftspolitischer Umstände. -- [Attributes: Signed Copy; Soft Cover]

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        Eigenh. Brief mit U.

      "H.", 18. VI. 1828. - 1 S. 4to. Mit einer Beilage (s. u.). An seine zukünftige zweite Gattin Clementine: "Du bist mit mir heute abend zu Weick gebeten und weil ich nun einmal der Herr im Hause bleiben soll so habe ich es in Deinem Namen gleich weg zugesagt. Du wirst mir doch keinen Streich spielen? - Ich will Dir im Vertrauen sagen, hätte W. Dich nicht mitgebeten, so hätte ich's übel genommen, denn ich will ja mein Schicksal mit Dir theilen; das kann sich mein Herr Bruder schon vorstellen [.]". - Papierbedingt etwas gebräunt und mit kleinen Einrissen in den Faltungen sowie an den Rändern. Beiliegend ein eh. Briefentwurf von Wieck an seinen Wiener Geschäftspartner Matthäus Andreas Stein (qu.-8vo). - Der früheste im Handel der letzten Jahrzehnte nachgewiesene Brief Wiecks.

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        Consecutive Run of Louisiana Laws from the First Seventeen Sessions of the State Legislature, 1812 - 1828]

      New Orleans 1828 - Seventeen volumes, octavo, publication details and pagination provided in the listing below. Uniform 20th-century buckram, gilt leather labels. Small ink library stamp to titlepages, embossed blind-stamp to most titlepages, occasional ink ownership signature, some small paper repairs, minor foxing, some leaves closely trimmed, a few small marginal tears, including the bottom corner of one titlepage, some tears with minor effect to text (individually enumerated in the detailed list below), minor occasional staining, mostly marginal or in the gutters. An superb consecutive set of the first seventeen session laws issued after Louisiana achieved statehood in 1812, comprising the laws from the first session of the first "General Assembly" or legislature to the second session of the Eighth Legislature. A wealth of interesting information on the early affairs of Louisiana, at a time when the state was at the western extreme of the United States. The first volume contains much to be expected from a first legislature: a resolution giving the legislature's assent to "an enlargement of the limits of the State of Louisiana," an act regarding the salaries of various state officials, an act establishing election methods for various public offices including the U.S. House of Representatives, an act authorizing a state loan, and an act to organize a "Corps of Militia for the Service of the State of Louisiana." Understandably, there is a voluminous amount of information regarding slavery in the state throughout the laws. During the first session of the legislature alone, two of the twenty-four acts enumerated concern reimbursement from state funds for lost slaves (one to imprisonment and one killed while trying to run away). There are also acts relative to runaway slaves, private emancipation, and more. Towards the end of the run, the eighth legislature passed an act prohibiting entry of slaves into the state for purposes of sale. Other acts contained here organize the City of New Orleans into wards, with various and numerous laws on internal improvements, civil law, and criminal law. While individual volumes come to the market on occasion, nothing like this group has ever been offered at retail; it is a collection that would be impossible to assemble today on a book-by-book basis. The imprints included here are as follows: 1) Acts Passed at the First Session of the First General Assembly of the State of Louisiana. New Orleans: Thierry, 1812. 91pp. Jumonville 226; Shaw & Shoemaker 25881. 2) Acts Passed at the Second Session of the First Legislature of the State of Louisiana. New Orleans: Baird & Wagner, 1813. vii, 265pp. Burn damage to the upper gutter, affecting an occasional word of text. Jumonville 239; Shaw & Shoemaker 28978. 3) Acts Passed at the Third Session of the First Legislature of the State of Louisiana. New Orleans: Peter K. Wagner, 1814. [8],119pp. Plus folding plate. Jumonville 249; Shaw & Shoemaker 31952. 4) Acts Passed at the First Session of the Second Legislature of the State of Louisiana. New Orleans: Peter K. Wagner, 1815. [6],111pp. Plus folding plate. Jumonville 264; Shaw & Shoemaker 35135. 5) Acts Passed at the Second Session of the Second Legislature of the State of Louisiana. New Orleans: Peter K. Wagner, 1816. [1],iii,172pp. Jumonville 273; Shaw & Shoemaker 38098. 6) [Acts passed] at the [First Session] of the Third Legislature of the State of Louisiana. New Orleans: J. C. de St. Romes, 1817. 222pp. Top fifth of titlepage lacking, affecting four word in the title. Jumonville 286; Shaw & Shoemaker 41289. 7) Acts Passed at the Second Session of the Third Legislature of the State of Louisiana. New Orleans: J. C. de St. Romes, 1818. xii, 209pp. Jumonville 300; Shaw & Shoemaker 44614. 8) Acts Passed at the First Session of the Fourth Legislature of the State of Louisiana. New Orleans: J. C. De St. Romes, 1819. 143pp. Jumonville 315; Shaw & Shoemaker 48514. 9) Acts Passed at the Second Session of the Fourth Legislature of [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Medical flora; or, Manual of the medical botany of the United States of North America. : Containing a selection of above 100 figures and descriptions of medical plants, with their names, qualities, properties, history, &c.: And notes or remarks on nearly 500 equivalent substitutes. : In two volumes. Volume the first, A-H with 52 plates [-Volume the second, with 48 plates]

      Philadelphia: Printed and published by Atkinson & Alexander, no. 112 Chesnut Street, 1828, 1830. volume 1: xii, 268p, plates 1-52; volume 2: 276p, plates 53-100. 19cm. Recased with quarter burgundy cloth and light pink paper boards sympathetic to the original binding with titling in black on the front covers; paper title labels. Beautifully presented.

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        Sitten, Gebräuche und Trachten der Bewohner des osmanischen und türkischen Reiches.

      Prague, Bohmann, 1828. - 8vo. 181, (3) pp., final blank f. With 20 engraved plates in original hand colour. Contemporary boards. First edition, issued in ten separate instalments. An entire chapter is dedicated to the Wahhabi Bedouin Arabs, their customs and costumes. The charming engravings in vibrant original hand colour are based on Castellan's 1812 "Moeurs", each plate containing several meticulous costume illustrations. - Spine sunned. Contemporary ownership "S. M. Mayer zu Klagenfurt" on title page; additional (partly deleted) ownership on flyleaf. Very clean altogether. Rare. Formerly in the Ottoman collection of the Swiss industrialist Herry W. Schaefer. Atabey 1333. OCLC 255511974. Not in Lipperheide, Colas, or Hiler. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        ESTADO QUE MANIFIESTA LA FUERZA QUE DEBEN TENER LAS SEIS COMPAÑIAS QUE SE CONSIDERAN NECESARIAS PARA LA GUARNICION DE LOS TERRITORIOS DE LA ALTA Y BAJA CALIFORNIA, CON ESPRESION DE LOS HABERES Y GRATIFICACIONES QUE DEBERÁN DISFRUTAR [caption title]

      Mexico, 1828. Old folds. Slight wear and a few closed tears at edges. Very good. In a half morocco and marbled boards folding box, spine gilt. A scarce broadside, enumerating the number of troops and officers which were needed for posts in California. The various posts are listed, including San Francisco, Monterrey, Santa Barbara, San Diego, and Loreto, as well as frontier forces. The number of soldiers called for at each is given, as well as physicians and surgeons, inspectors, etc. The annual budgets for the forces are also provided. Signed in print at the end: "F. Castro." This broadside is sometimes found with an accompanying printed circular announcement, not present here.

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        Sammelblatt, "Nürnbergs Denkwürdigkeiten".

      - Lithographie m. Tonplatte v. G. P. Buchner n. C. Kaufmann b. Endter in Nürnberg, dat. 1828, 53,5 x 41 (H) Seltenes Sammelblatt von Nürnberg mit je 8 Ansichten der Stadt am linken und rechten Rand. Mittig eine Auflistung der wichtigen Gebäude, Brücken, Museen der Stadt. Die Randansichten zeigen links: Sebaldusgrab, Die Burg v. d. Abendseite, Frauenkirche, Laufertor, Neues Tor, Burg v. Johannesfriedhof, Turm Lug ins Land, Selbaduskirche. Rechts: der schöne Brunnen, Rathaus, Dürers Haus, Spiteler Tor, Frauentor, Johannes Kirchhof, Burghof und die St. Lorenzkirche. - 1 Einriß am linken Rand wurde restauriert.

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        Die chronischen Krankheiten, ihre eigenthümliche Natur und homöopathische Heilung. Teile 1-4 in 3 Bänden.

      Dresden und Leipzig, Arnold, 1828-30. - 8°. VI, 241 SS.; 1 Bl., 362 SS., 1 Bl.; 312 SS.; 2 Bll., 407 SS., 1 Bl. Unif. Hldr.d.Zt. mit Rvg. und goldgepr. Rückenschildern (stärker beschabt, Kapitale und Ecken bestoßen). Schmidt 13. Tischner 350, Nr.18.- Erste Ausgabe, komplett in vier Teilen (ein fünfter Teil erschien erst zur 2. Ausgabe).- Hahnemann (1755 Meißen - 1843 Paris) "begann 1775 das Studium der Medizin, ging 1777 nach Wien, war sodann für einige Zeit in Siebenbürgen als Hausarzt und Bibliothekar tätig und wurde im Sommer 1779 in Erlangen zum Dr. med. promoviert. Es folgten etliche Jahre eines unsteten Lebens auf der Suche nach einer auskömmlichen Praxis. 1793 wurde H. in die Deutsche Akademie der Naturforscher Leopoldina gewählt. 1805 ließ er sich als Arzt in Torgau nieder, 1811 in Leipzig. Wichtigstes Antriebsmoment für sein wissenschaftliches Leben war die kritische Auseinandersetzung mit der traditionellen Medizin, der er mit dem Organon der rationellen Heilkunde, das zu seinen Lebzeiten noch vier weitere Auflagen erfuhr, 1810 sein neues System der Homöopathie entgegensetzte. Am Anfang stand 1790 sein berühmter Selbstversuch mit Chinin, zu dem er sich durch die Übersetzung und Bearbeitung der Materia medica von William Cullen veranlaßt sah. Sein daraus abgeleiteter Grundsatz "Similia similibus" wurde erstmals 1796 in Christoph Wilhelm Hufelands Journal veröffentlicht. Die neue Lehre besagte, daß Krankheiten nicht, wie bisher, durch "allopathische" Mittel (contraria contrariis) zu behandeln seien, sondern durch Medikamente, die am Gesunden Symptome erzeugen, die der zu behandelnden Krankheit ähnlich sind. Die Arzneien, die am Gesunden zu prüfen sind, wirken H. zufolge nicht materiell, sondern dynamisch auf die ebenfalls dynamische Lebenskraft ein; ihre Wirkkraft wird durch schrittweises Verdünnen (sogenanntes Potenzieren) erhöht. 1812 habilitierte sich H. in Leipzig und gewann seine ersten Anhänger, die sich schon bald in die heute noch bestehenden Fraktionen der "klassischen" und "naturwissenschaftlich-kritischen" Homöopathen spalteten. Die Vertreter der Universitätsmedizin lehnten H.s neue Heilmethode durchweg radikal ab. Konflikte mit den Leipziger Apothekern wegen unerlaubter Arzneidispensation ließen H. 1821 nach Köthen übersiedeln, wo er unter dem Schutz des Herzogs Ferdinand von Anhalt-Köthen eine weitverzweigte homöopathische Praxis betrieb. Hier veröffentlichte er 1828 die ersten drei Teile seines Werkes 'Die chronischen Krankheiten, ihre eigenthümliche Natur und homöopathische Heilung', in dem er die Lehre von den sogenannten psorischen Krankheiten entwickelte. Während der Choleraepidemie, die 1831/32 weite Teile Europas heimsuchte, gewannen seine Empfehlungen zur Prophylaxe und Therapie große Popularität" (Saur, DBE).- Nur vereinzelt etwas stockfleckig, sonst ein gutes Exemplar. Homöopathie, Naturheilkunde [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

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        Illustrations of British Entomology; or, a synopsis of indigenous insects: containing their generic and specific distinctions; with an account of their metamorphoses, times of appearance, localities, food, and economy, as far as practicable.

      - Haustellata (&) Mandibulata. London, Baldwin and Cradock/ Henry G.Bohn, 1828-1846. 12 volumes (including supplement). Royal-8vo (243 x 150mm). With 95 fine handcoloured plates. Recent red half calf, spine with 2 black gilt lettered labels. This extensive work consists of 7 volumes comprising the Mandibulata, 4 volumes comprising the Haustellata, and 1 supplement-volume. The plates are beautifully coloured by hand, all after drawings by C.M. Curtis and J.O. Westwood. James Francis Stephens (1792-1852) 'worked for many years as a clerk in the Admiralty, London. In 1818 he was seconded to the British Museum, and on completion of his work returned to the Admiralty. He made a large insect collection, which contained many type specimens. After his retirement this collection was purchased by the British Museum. Stephens published many important works.' (Harvey, Gilbert & Martin, A Catalogue of manuscripts in the Entomological Library. 309). Plate xxxix is bound in twice and is counted as one plate. A nice copy.Provenance: Armorial bookplate of Haster Hollist and bookplate of J. d'AguilarNissen ZBI, 3994; Horn-Schenkling 21375. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Symbolae physicae seu icones et descriptiones Plantarum Cotyledonearum quae ex itinere per Africam borealem et Asiam occidentalem studio novae aut illustratae redierunt.

      - Decas prima. Off. Academica, Bln. 1828. 10 handkolorierte lithogr. (3 gest.) Tafeln (Format 50,7 x 35,6 cm) in bedruckter Orig.-Mappe mit Schließbändern (diese mit Defekten). Mappe gering beschäd. Eine Taf. leicht gebräunt. Minimal stockfleckig. – Nissen BBI 582, Rara, S. 138. – Seltener Teil mit prächtig kolorierten Pflanzentafeln des umfassenden wissenschaftlichen Berichts über Fauna und Flora der Gebiete entlang des Nils, der libyschen Wüste, der Küsten des Roten Meeres, Palästinas und des Libanon.

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        Narrative of a journey through the upper provinces of India, from Calcutta to Bombay, 1824-25, (with notes upon Ceylon,) an account of a journey to Madras and the southern provinces, 1826, and letters written in India.

      John Murray, London 1828 - First edition, 2 vols., 4to, pp. xv, [1], [4] subscriber list, [xvii]- xlvii, [1], 631, [1]; vi, [2], 515, [1]; frontispiece portrait, map of India hand-colored in outline, 10 plates, plus 25 wood-engravings in the text; slightly later full green russia a bit scuffed and rubbed, but sound; plates with occasional mild foxing. Herber (1783-1826) was Lord Bishop of Calcutta, and highly important in the missionary work then being done in India. He completed the erection and full establishment of Bishop's College, Calcutta and "traveled indefatigably through all parts of his unwieldy diocese, not only performing diligently his episcopal duties, but also healing differences and cheering the hearts and strengthening the hands of Christian workers wherever he went" (DNB). Lowndes II, 1030-31: "A highly valuable, interesting, and most delightful work." [Attributes: First Edition]

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        Repertoire du Theatre de Madame - Complete in 27 volumes

      Paris : Baudouin freres, Pollet, et Barba, Rue de Vaugirard, No 17, Rue du Temple, No 36, et au Palais-Royal, 1828. 1st Edition. Near fine copies all the original gilt-blocked, calf-backed, sand-grain cloth boards. Spine bands and panel edges somewhat rubbed and dust-toned as with age. Remains a surprisingly well-preserved set; tight, bright, clean and strong. Subjects; French comedy - 19th century.

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        Eigenh. Brief m. U.

      St. Petersburg, 17./29.II.1828 - 4to. 5 pp. 2 Doppelblätter. Ränder gebräunt. Winzige Falzlöcher. An den französischen Aussenminister, Pierre-Louis-Auguste Ferron, comte de La Ferronais (1777- 1842). Der Brief beginnt ohne Anrede, mit Dank für ein übersandtes Portrait:„Puisque nous ne pouvons pas Vous recevoir en personne ce sera au moins une petite incitation, mon cher Comte, que de Vous pendre en peinture. Vous ne pouviez me faire de cadeau plus agréable ; Votre portrait sera suspendu à coté de celui de ma femme, Vous trouverez bon que nous Vous traitions en ami de la maison." Nesselrode bedauert, dass Frankreich angesichts der verworrenen Lage den bisherigen Botschafter Fontenaye aus Russland abzieht : „Je regrette vivement que vous ayez cru devoir changer Votre première intention à l’égard de Fontenay. D’après ce que Vous m’aviez mandé j’avais espéré que nous le garderions jusqu’à la nomination d’un nouveau Ambassadeur. L’ordre que Vous lui avez envoyé de venir à Paris nous a donné un véritable chagrin. N’y avait il donc pas moyen de revenir encore sur cette disposition Vous feriez une chose bien agréable pour nous et j’ose ajouter bien utile pour les affaires. Quelque soit le mérite de Mr. Bourgoing, il est difficile que j’accorde à un nouveau venu dés le premier moment, la même confiance que je suis habitué à vouer à Fontenay. J’ose affirmer que dans les circonstances graves où nous nous trouvons, personne ne Vous servira ici mieux que lui."Die Hohe Pforte habe ein Edikt ausgegeben – nämlich die Sperrung des Bosporus für russische Schiffe–,das der Zar nicht akzeptieren könne,es habe ihn zur Kriegserklärung gezwungen: „Elles se sont compliquées a un tel point, et par les illusions, que le Discours du Roi d’Angleterre ne manquera pas de faire naître à la Porte, et par le Hatti Cherif" - ein vom Sultan abgezeichnetes Dekret – „qu’elle a publié, sans même attendre cet encouragement, qu’il nous est impossible de rester d’avantage dans la situation où nous sommes. Ne prenez pas pour des exagerations diplomatiques ce que Vous lirez dans la dépêche que Pozzi" – der korsische Edelmann Charles-André Comte Pozzo di Borgo (1764-1842) war der russische Gesandte am französischen Hof – „Vous communiquera. Le tableau qu’il trace n’est point chargé, il repose malheureusement sur des faits trop réels. Par les mesures que la Porte a prises depuis le départ des Ambassadeurs le commerce d’Odessa perd déjà plus de 28 millions de Roubles, les insinuations du Divan ont fait rompre nos négociations avec la Porte, partout il excite nos sujets musulman à la révolte, enfin nos préparatifs militaires entrainent des frais considérables [ ] et si [ ] il nous est pénible de nous prêter à des organisations stériles, qui au bout de six mois nous rameneraient au même point où nous nous trouvons aujourd’hui. Ce n’est ni un désir de conquête ni l’amour de la guerre qui ont suggéré à l’Empereur la déclaration forte qu’il a prise, mais la conviction intime qu’elle offre l’unique moyen de vaincre la re- sistance de la Porte et de nous faire tous sortir honorablement de la crise actuelle [ ]".Auslöser des Krieges war die Unterstützung des griechischen Unabhängigkeitskampfes durch Russland. Der Krieg endete in einer bitteren Niederlage für den Sultan. Im Vertrag von Adrianopel musste das osmanische Reich Russland einen Grossteil der Schwarzmeerküste überlassen, Armenien und Syrien wurden unabhängig, Russland erhielt das Donaudelta.

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        THE LIFE OF ELBRIDGE GERRY With Contemporary Letters TO THE CLOSE OF THE AMERICAN REVOLUTION (2 volumes)

      Wells and Lilly, Boston, MA 1828 - cinnamon colored boards probably of a later vintage, w/gilt lettering, all edge gilt; 520+404+appendix; Upon graduating from Harvard in 1762, he joined his father and two brothers exporting dried codfish to Barbados and Spain. He entered the colonial legislature 1772-1774 where he came under the influence of Samuel Adams. In 1775 at a meeting as chairman of the committee of supply he barely escaped the British troops marching on Lexington and Concord. He represented congress between 1783-1785. , a dissenter in the American Revolution. He was the most vocal delegate at the Constitutional Convention of 1787. He left Congress in 1793, he was a supporter of Federalist Policies. Elected Governor of Massachusetts in 1810. He was a signer of the Declaration of Independence, supporter of redistricting bill, thus the term "Gerrymander, Gerrymandering" Despite his advanced age, frail health, and the threat of poverty (brought on by neglect of personal affairs, Gerry served as James Madison's Vice-President in 1813. First Edition, First Printing Size: 8 Vo 4 Pounds [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Plantae Banatus Rariores, Iconibus et Descriptionibus Illustratae.

      - Praemisso tractatu phytogeographico et subnexis additamentis in terminologiam botanicam. Pestini, typis L. Landerer de Füskút, 1828. Folio. pp. (4), iv, 84, (12), with 40 lithographed plates and 2 folded maps. Contemporary half calf, gilt ornamented spine with gilt lettering. Nissen BBI,1655 gives an imprint as "Hartleben" so there are probably two issues. A very rare work on the flora of Banat, an eastern province of the old kingdom of Hungary, now part of Rumania. The plates are lithographed in the style of engravings, practised for a short period only. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Medical Flora; Or, Manual of the Medical Botany of the United States of North America.

      Atkinson and Alexander, Philadelphia 1828 + 1830. - [8], xii, 268 + 276 pp. + 100 wood-engraved plates printed in green, 268 und 276 S. mit 100 (grün gedruckte) Holzschnitttafeln, Sprache: Deutsch Gewicht in Gramm: 750 8°, Ganzleder der Zeit mit Rückentitel auf Lederrückenschild, Einbände leicht berieben und bestoßen, Rücken mit Lesefalten, Buchblock von Band 2 angebrochen, Innendeckel mit Exlibris, Papier gering stock- oder braunfleckig, wenige Tafeln mit kleinem Einriss, Tafel 69 doppelt vorhanden, dafür fehlt Tafel 68, (leather, little rubbed and bumped, paper foxy, block of Volume 2 broken, some plates slighltly damaged, plate 69 double, plate 68 is missing), [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Mémoire descriptif sur la forêt impériale de Bialowieza, en Lithuanie.

      - Varsovie, N. Glücksberg, 1828. 4to. pp. (8), 127, with an engraved frontispiece, 3 engraved plates and a double-page engraved map. Contemporary morocco, sides with gilt and blind pressed borders, central gilt coat of armes of viscount Edmond de Poncins, inside dentelles, top edges gilt. A beautifully bound copy by Thierry of this rare work dedicated to 'sa Majesté Impériale et Royale Nicolas Ier, Empereur de toutes les Russies, Roi de Pologne'. The work describes the European bisons (wisent) living in the imperial forest of Bialowieza. The last European bisons became extinct in Bialowieza forest in 1919. The species was reintroduced there in 1929 and at present a herd of over 250 specimens are living in the wild in the Polish part of the Bialowieza forest. In the 19th century the forest became the hunting place for the Russian tsars. The frontispiece shows a 'Vue de Bialowieza', the other three plates show 'Le Bison de Lithuanie', 'Lélan', and 'Train de Chasse'. Baron de Brincken was director of the Polish forests.Provenance: Coat of arms of viscount Edmond de Poncins, author of a number of works on hunting.Schwerdt I, p. 82; Thiébaud, 132. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Das Taschen Liederbuch. Eine Auswahl von Liedern, die am liebsten gesungen werden. Mit den Melodien der Lieder und Guitarrebegleitung. Zweite verbesserte Auflage

      Passau, Druck und Verlag von Pe. Ambrosi 1828 - 192 S. Titel, Vorwort und Notentafeln zu allen Liedern lithographiert . 16,5 x 10,5 cm. Späterer Halblederband Der Name des im Titelblatt nicht genannten Sammlers und Komponisten dieser "Trinklieder", "Gesellschaftslieder mit Neujahrsliedern" und "Soldaten- und Kriegslieder" findet sich auf dem Blatt vor dem Inhaltsverzeichnis: "Die Musik ist von Matth. Mayer, Musiklehrer in Paßau". Dies bezieht sich auf 35 Lieder im Buch, deren Vertonung wohl von Mayer selbst stammt und die mit dem Zusatz "Eigne Melodie" versehen sind. Namenseintrag auf Titelblatt. Zum vorangehenden Notenblatt hin mit eingerissenem Falz (siehe Abb.). Die letzten sechs Blätter mit halbkreisförmigen, ca 5 x 2,5 cm großem Flecken vom oberen Rand her. Ein Blatt mit Ausriß; es fehlt hier der halbe Text von fünf Zeilen. Von den beschriebenen Mängeln abgesehen, innen wie außen sehr sauber und in stabiler Bindung erhalten. Selten. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Anonymous Transcript] Dictionnaire francais-arabe. Revue et augmenté par A. Caussin de Perceval. Two volumes in one. Paris, Firmin Didot, 1828-29. / Dated Tilleroyes 1852-55.

      1828 1828 - Thick 4to. Size: 22 x 28,5 cm. Lvs. (iv), 690 (corr. 695). A handwritten transcript of Bocthor's dictionary. With parallel text in French and Arabic. Bound in contemporary half calf on paper covered boards, worn, leather on spine partly gone. The covers are covered with words and expressions in French, Osman Turkish and Arabic. A complete handwritten copy of the first proper French-Arabic (vulgar) dictionary.Ellious Bocthor was an Egyptian Copt who left Egypt with the French army at the end of the Napoleonic expedition (1798-1801) and became professor of Arabic at the Royal Library in Paris. Bocthor died in 1821 at the young age of 37 before the dictionary was finalized. It was completed by Caussin de Perceval, renowned orientalist and Bocthor's successor at the School of Modern Oriental Languages. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        CONSECUTIVE RUN OF LOUISIANA LAWS FROM THE FIRST SEVENTEEN SESSIONS OF THE STATE LEGISLATURE, 1812 - 1828].

      New Orleans. 1812-1828. - Seventeen volumes, publication details and pagination provided in the listing below. Uniform 20th-century buckram, gilt leather labels. Small ink library stamp to titlepages, embossed blind-stamp to most titlepages, occasional ink ownership signature, some small paper repairs, minor foxing, some leaves closely trimmed, a few small marginal tears, including the bottom corner of one titlepage, some tears with minor effect to text (individually enumerated in the detailed list below), minor occasional staining, mostly marginal or in the gutters. Overall, a good set. An superb consecutive set of the first seventeen session laws issued after Louisiana achieved statehood in 1812, comprising the laws from the first session of the first "General Assembly" or legislature to the second session of the Eighth Legislature. A wealth of interesting information on the early affairs of Louisiana, at a time when the state was at the western extreme of the United States. The first volume contains much to be expected from a first legislature: a resolution giving the legislature's assent to "an enlargement of the limits of the State of Louisiana," an act regarding the salaries of various state officials, an act establishing election methods for various public offices including the U.S. House of Representatives, an act authorizing a state loan, and an act to organize a "Corps of Militia for the Service of the State of Louisiana." Understandably, there is a voluminous amount of information regarding slavery in the state throughout the laws. During the first session of the legislature alone, two of the twenty- four acts enumerated concern reimbursement from state funds for lost slaves (one to imprisonment and one killed while trying to run away). There are also acts relative to runaway slaves, private emancipation, and more. Towards the end of the run, the eighth legislature passed an act prohibiting entry of slaves into the state for purposes of sale. Other acts contained here organize the City of New Orleans into wards, with various and numerous laws on internal improvements, civil law, and criminal law. While individual volumes come to the market on occasion, nothing like this group has ever been offered at retail; it is a collection that would be impossible to assemble today on a book-by-book basis. The imprints included here are as follows: 1) ACTS PASSED AT THE FIRST SESSION OF THE FIRST GENERAL ASSEMBLY OF THE STATE OF LOUISIANA. New Orleans: Thierry, 1812. 91pp. JUMONVILLE 226. SHAW & SHOEMAKER 25881. 2) ACTS PASSED AT THE SECOND SESSION OF THE FIRST LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF LOUISIANA. New Orleans: Baird & Wagner, 1813. vii,265pp. Burn damage to the upper gutter, affecting an occasional word of text. JUMONVILLE 239. SHAW & SHOEMAKER 28978. 3) ACTS PASSED AT THE THIRD SESSION OF THE FIRST LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF LOUISIANA. New Orleans: Peter K. Wagner, 1814. [8],119pp. plus folding plate. JUMONVILLE 249. SHAW & SHOEMAKER 31952. 4) ACTS PASSED AT THE FIRST SESSION OF THE SECOND LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF LOUISIANA. New Orleans: Peter K. Wagner, 1815. [6],111pp. plus folding plate. JUMONVILLE 264. SHAW & SHOEMAKER 35135. 5) ACTS PASSED AT THE SECOND SESSION OF THE SECOND LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF LOUISIANA. New Orleans: Peter K. Wagner, 1816. [1],iii,172pp. JUMONVILLE 273. SHAW & SHOEMAKER 38098. 6) [ACTS PASSED] AT THE [FIRST SESSION] OF THE THIRD LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF LOUISIANA. New Orleans: J. C. De St. Romes, 1817. 222pp. Top fifth of titlepage lacking, affecting four word in the title. JUMONVILLE 286. SHAW & SHOEMAKER 41289. 7) ACTS PASSED AT THE SECOND SESSION OF THE THIRD LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF LOUISIANA. New Orleans: J. C. De St. Romes, 1818. xii,209pp. JUMONVILLE 300. SHAW & SHOEMAKER 44614. 8) ACTS PASSED AT THE FIRST SESSION OF THE FOURTH LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF LOUISIANA. New Orleans: J. C. De St. Romes, 1819. 143pp. JUMONVILLE 315. SHAW & SHOEMAKER 48514. 9) ACTS PASSED AT THE SECOND SESSION OF THE FOURTH LEG

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        AUTOGRAPH LETTER SIGNED.

      Date unknown, circa 1828.16 lines handwritten in ink on half a sheet of notepaper without address, unfolded size: 320 x 205 mm, 13 x 8 inches. Addressed to Miss Sarah Lachlan for whom he had written the acrostic poem Un Solitaire: " Dear Miss Lachlan, Emma has so few days to stay with me, that it would be painful to me to part with her for one whole one. But I will bring her to tea with you on Monday, and you shall let us go before 8. I enclose your brother an autograph of Jekyll, Bencher of the Temple, and the reputed wit of the Bar for the last 50 years. Your brother is too young to have heard much about him, but he has been widely known in his profession, as a capital epigrammatist etc. and was the reigning joker of his age. With Emma's kindest love to your aunt & self. Yours truly C Lamb, Saturday evening." The letter refers to Emma Isola the adopted daughter of Charles and Mary. She was an accomplished amateur artist and did a drawing to go with the poem Un Solitaire written for Miss Lachlan. With the letter is a copy of the poem on a pale yellow leaf to which is pasted a brief note seemingly in Lamb's hand: "Mr Lamb has scribbled on a vacant leaf, which may be torn out without ceremony, if his nonsense is out of place. He will in that case beg leave to try again. Miss Isola requests him to return thanks for a sight of the album, & could wish her contribution better". There are very slight textual differences in this version of the poem from the usual printed one. Finally there is a sheet of notepaper with a poem of 3 4 - line stanzas by Mary Lamb beginning: "My sweetly modest tranquil Child / So Humble duteous pensive mild.." addressed to "My Dear Sarah with my earnest prayers for every happiness to attend Her, M L". This seems also to concern Sarah Lachlan and was written for the occasion of her birthday. The letters have been folded twice, remains of a small red seal on Charles Lamb's, address panel browned on Mary's, leaf with Un Solitaire has a greetings card pasted to reverse from when it was in an album. MORE IMAGES ATTACHED TO THIS LISTING, ALL ZOOMABLE. FURTHER IMAGES ON REQUEST. POSTAGE AT COST.

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        Descrizione della Persia (2 Bände)

      Venezia, Tipografia di Alvisopoli, 1828/30. - cioe configuratione del suolo, istoria antica e moderna, governo, leggi, religione, milizia, agricoltura, scienze, arti, civilta, costumi ed usanze. Mit 30 Aquatintatafeln, 318 Seiten; 317 Seiten, 1 Blatt, Halblederbände der Zeit, 22 x 13,5 cm, Einbände etwas berieben, sonst gut. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Execution of William Corder, For the Murder of Mary Martin in the Red.

      1828 - "Young Lovers All I Pray Attend, While I Relate a Deed, The Bare Recital of the Same, Will Make Your Hearts to Bleed." [Broadside]. [Execution]. [Suffolk, England]. Execution of William Corder, For the Murder of Mary Martin in the Red Barn. [London]: Printed by J. Catnach, 2 Monmouth-Court, 7 Dials, [1828]. 15" x 20" broadside. Text in five columns separated by black rules, five large woodcut vignettes, three at top of text, two below, depicting moments in the history of the crime. All but the hanging scene have captions. Account concludes with a long verse poem. Moderate toning, horizontal and vertical fold-lines, some edgewear and a few chips and minor tears along fold-lines, otherwise fine. * "The Red Barn Murder was a notorious homicide committed in Polstead, Suffolk, England in 1827. A young woman, Maria Marten, was shot dead by her lover, William Corder. The two had arranged to meet at the Red Barn, a local landmark, before eloping to Ipswitch. Maria was never heard from again. Corder fled the scene and, although he sent Martin's family letters claiming she was in good health, her body was later discovered buried in the barn after her stepmother spoke of having dreamed about the murder. Corder was tracked down in London, where he had married and started a new life. He was brought back to Suffolk, and after a well-publicized trial, found guilty of murder. He was hanged at Bury St. Edmonds in 1828; a huge crowd witnessed Corder's execution. The story provoked numerous articles in newspapers, and songs and plays. The village where the crime had taken place had become a tourist attraction and the barn was stripped by souvenir hunters.": Wikipedia.

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        Ueber die Vorzüge einer verbesserten Bauart von Eisenbahnen vor den schiffbaren Kanälen, mit besonderer Beziehung auf die vorgeschlagene Verbindung der Donau und des Rheins.

      München, Lentner, 1828. - (20 x 12 cm). VIII, 76 (richtig 80) (1) S. Bedruckter Original-Kartonband. Einzige Ausgabe der seltenen Streitschrift gegen den projektierten Bau des Main-Donau-Kanals. Hier rechnet Baader, der für eine Eisenbahnverbindung zwischen Main und Donau eintritt, den "kanalbaulustigen Herren" die immensen Kosten vor und resümiert, dass für Bayern nichts gewonnen wäre, "außer dem eitlen Ruhme, Bayern einen Kanal gegeben und ein scheinbar großartiges Werk ausgeführt zu haben". - Baader (1763-1835), Mitglied der Bayerischen Akademie der Wissenschaften und Direktor des Maschinen- und Bergbaues ebendort, gehört zu den frühesten Pionieren im deutschen Eisenbahnwesen. Er war es, der bereits 1814 für den Bau einer Eisenbahn zwischen Nürnberg und Fürth eintrat und der 1825 - 9 Jahre vor Inbetriebnahme der ersten deutschen Eisenbahn - im Park von Nymphenburg die erste Eisenbahn im Maßstab 1:1 aufstellen ließ. - Hinterer Einbanddeckel mit zwei braunen Flecken, sonst sehr sauber und sehr gut erhalten

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        THE MUMMY! A TALE OF THE TWENTY-SECOND CENTURY . Second Edition.

      London: Henry Colburn, 1828 - 12mo, three volumes: [i-iii] iv-viii [1] 2-309 [310: blank]; [i-ii] [1] 2- 331 [332: blank]; [i-ii] [1-2] 3-311 [312: printer's imprint], rebound in eighteenth-century style three-quarter leather and marbled boards with gold stamping and red leather spine labels. Second edition, revised. The text of second edition, also published anonymously, differs substantially from that of the 1827 first edition (see Locke, Spectrum II, p. 131). THE MUMMY is one of the three most important British science fiction novels published during the early nineteenth century, the others being Mary Shelley's FRANKENSTEIN and THE LAST MAN, and, according to Alkon, the novel is "one of the two most noteworthy English efforts between FRANKENSTEIN and the scientific romances of H. G. Wells" (Science Fiction Before 1900, p. 38). An "exuberant Gothic romance. which. described the technological wonders of the twenty-second century; steam mowing apparatus, balloons that rise to a height of seventeen miles and mobile houses that move from place to place on railway lines. Her prophecy of the new Egypt makes her the first sibyl in the history of modern technology." - Clarke, The Pattern of Expectation: 1644-2001, pp. 55-56. "One of the children of FRANKENSTEIN, interesting in its curious medley of themes from current events, literature, and social theory. It contains snippets of almost every popular fictional form of its period and the immediate past, and also anticipates future developments. It offer utopian thought, Gothicism, anti-intellectualism, Egyptological discoveries, fantastic inventions, memories of Napoleon, Byronism, a dynastic theory of history, and much else. The sf element is strong, with many inventions and many projections of history; the supernatural element enters in the background, in the ultimate anti-intellectual theme, when the mummy reveals that it was not really revived by electricity, but by God as a warning against scientific prying." - Bleiler, The Guide to Supernatural Fiction 1205. The "novel focuses primarily on the Byzantine political intrigues in an England under a female monarchial succession. In this advanced world of the future, where weather control is possible and people travel in high- speed balloons, a man named Edric journeys to Egypt -- now totally industrialized -- with a Frankensteinian plan for reanimating the mummy of Cheops. The attempt appears successful, but afterwards Edric passes out and the mummy escapes, taking Edric's balloon to England and entering into the plotting and counter-plotting there. Thereafter, the romance reads more like something out of Sir Walter Scott. In the final scene [in] the Cheops' tomb, the mummy, who has for the most part been presented as a diabolic figure, reveals to Edric that supernatural rather than natural forces caused him to come to life again temporarily to 'assist the good and punish the malevolent' as penitence for his misdeeds as pharaoh." - Anatomy of Wonder (1976) 1-24. "Webb's novel, despite the originality of a future setting which deserves very high praise, remains a comic fable without either tragic force, mythic power, or the sustained cognitive and emotional interest that may be achieved by scientifically plausible marvels of the kind Felix Bodin was soon to associate with futuristic fiction. Webb's achievement nevertheless commands respect and deserves far more recognition than it has received precisely because THE MUMMY does come remarkable close to meeting Bodin's standards. It best illustrates the incomplete evolution of futuristic fiction up to the 1830s. It also best illustrates how far an effort to sustain metafictional self- consciousness in a tale shaped by the dictates of fantasy rather than realism could serve as encouragement for creating a futuristic fiction. Writing neither as a prophet nor a utopian but in an explicit effort to invent a new kind of hero in a new kind of fiction, Jane Webb almost achieved the ideal novel of the future as Bodin was to [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Original Manuscript Map by J.Fairbank & Sons 1828 entitled " A Plan of the West Lodge Estate near Sheffield belonging to Thomas Holy Esq

      SHEFFIELD J Fairbank & Sons 1828 - A unique manuscript map on rollers over four feet by three in two sections backed on to linnen by the celebrated Sheffield cartographers.West Lodge was in the heart of the present Hospital / University area and the plan is bounded by Broad Lane, Clarkson Street and Glossop Road. [Pitt Street, Albert St. and Claremont are also shown] Through the centre runs a "Proposed Street" to be called Northumberland Road and beside it a [later] panel giving a set of costs, including surveying, excavation, sewers, drains, boldering [sic] edge stones plus two years interest. Totalling £1.5.0 [shillings] or 12/6 per yard [This dated Nov 11th 1848]. Landowners of adjoining plots are all identified and as the plan was clearly used and added to over many years there is a mass of faint pencil annotations [making restoration a problem though some repairs have been carried out] There is also a scale & compass rose. The Quaker family of Fairbank flourished as surveyors and map makers in Sheffield for several generations.They were actively engaged in local enclosures, railways, canals, roads and waterworks, their activities extended beyond Sheffield to cover South Yorkshire,and many of the adjoining counties.Their printed maps of the city of 1771 and 1797 are well known but original examples of their work are hard to come by.The companies papers,field books,maps and records being in the Sheffield City Archives. A copy of T. Walter Hall's definitive The Fairbanks of Sheffield 1688-1848. is available.

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        Original Manuscript Map by J.Fairbank & Sons 1828 entitled " A Plan of the West Lodge Estate near Sheffield belonging to Thomas Holy Esq

      SHEFFIELD. J Fairbank & Sons.1828, 1828. A unique manuscript map on rollers over four feet by three in two sections backed on to linnen by the celebrated Sheffield cartographers.West Lodge was in the heart of the present Hospital / University area and the plan is bounded by Broad Lane, Clarkson Street and Glossop Road. [Pitt Street, Albert St. and Claremont are also shown] Through the centre runs a "Proposed Street" to be called Northumberland Road and beside it a [later] panel giving a set of costs, including surveying, excavation, sewers, drains, boldering [sic] edge stones plus two years interest. Totalling £1.5.0 [shillings] or 12/6 per yard [This dated Nov 11th 1848]. Landowners of adjoining plots are all identified and as the plan was clearly used and added to over many years there is a mass of faint pencil annotations [making restoration a problem though some repairs have been carried out] There is also a scale & compass rose. The Quaker family of Fairbank flourished as surveyors and map makers in Sheffield for several generations.They were actively engaged in local enclosures, railways, canals, roads and waterworks, their activities extended beyond Sheffield to cover South Yorkshire,and many of the adjoining counties.Their printed maps of the city of 1771 and 1797 are well known but original examples of their work are hard to come by.The companies papers,field books,maps and records being in the Sheffield City Archives. A copy of T. Walter Hall's definitive The Fairbanks of Sheffield 1688-1848. is available.

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        China

      Edinburgh: John Thomson 1828 - 60 x 50 cm. (Sheet 73 x 53 cm.) Double page engraved map with original hand-colour. Issued in the 1828 edition of Thomson's "New General Atlas.with the new discoveries to the date of publication"'.

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        AUTOGRAPH LETTER SIGNED

      Date unknown, circa 1828.. 16 lines handwritten in ink on half a sheet of notepaper without address, unfolded size: 320 x 205 mm, 13 x 8 inches. Addressed to Miss Sarah Lachlan for whom he had written the acrostic poem Un Solitaire: " Dear Miss Lachlan, Emma has so few days to stay with me, that it would be painful to me to part with her for one whole one. But I will bring her to tea with you on Monday, and you shall let us go before 8. I enclose your brother an autograph of Jekyll, Bencher of the Temple, and the reputed wit of the Bar for the last 50 years. Your brother is too young to have heard much about him, but he has been widely known in his profession, as a capital epigrammatist etc. and was the reigning joker of his age. With Emma's kindest love to your aunt & self. Yours truly C Lamb, Saturday evening." The letter refers to Emma Isola the adopted daughter of Charles and Mary. She was an accomplished amateur artist and did a drawing to go with the poem Un Solitaire written for Miss Lachlan. With the letter is a copy of the poem on a pale yellow leaf to which is pasted a brief note seemingly in Lamb's hand: "Mr Lamb has scribbled on a vacant leaf, which may be torn out without ceremony, if his nonsense is out of place. He will in that case beg leave to try again. Miss Isola requests him to return thanks for a sight of the album, & could wish her contribution better". There are very slight textual differences in this version of the poem from the usual printed one. Finally there is a sheet of notepaper with a poem of 3 4-line stanzas by Mary Lamb beginning: "My sweetly modest tranquil Child / So Humble duteous pensive mild.." addressed to "My Dear Sarah with my earnest prayers for every happiness to attend Her, M L". This seems also to concern Sarah Lachlan and was written for the occasion of her birthday. The letters have been folded twice, remains of a small red seal on Charles Lamb's, address panel browned on Mary's, leaf with Un Solitaire has a greetings card pasted to reverse from when it was in an album. MORE IMAGES ATTACHED TO THIS LISTING, ALL ZOOMABLE. FURTHER IMAGES ON REQUEST. POSTAGE AT COST.

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        Gedichte. Berlin, Duncker und Humblot 1837. 8to. XII,482 S., 1 Bl. Druckfehlerverzeichnis. Brauner Orig.-Leinenbd. mit dezenter Rückenvergoldung u. Rückentitel.

      0 - Seltene erste Ausgabe der ersten Gedichtsammlung, die überraschend großen Anklang fand. Viele Gedichte wurden rasch in Liedern verbreitet und gehören noch heute zum deutschen Volksliederschatz. Eichendorff zählt zu den bedeutendsten deutschen Dichtern der Romantik. Sehr breitrandiges und sauberes Exemplar in einem Einband der Zeit. - Wilpert/Gühring 2/10. - Goed. VIII,190,29. - Borst 1828. - Brieger 420. [Attributes: First Edition]

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        An Inquiry Into the Nature and Causes of the Wealth of Nations

      Edinburgh and London: Adam Black and William Tait; Longman, Rees, Orme, Brown and Green, 1828. Four volumes complete - Volume One - xli, [1], xcvi, 420pp [ie.418]; Volume Two - viii, 505pp, [1]; Volume Three - vii, [1], 507pp, [1] and Volume Four - x, 634pp [ie. 632]. Modern quarter calf and marbled paper over boards, slightly raised bands, spines in six panels, title lettered direct to second panel, volume and number to fourth. Spines uniformly faded, very minor rubbing to extremities. Internally some light browning, foxing and occasional soiling with some fairly heavy staining from dried leaves to b and B1 of volume four, volume three with slight loss to fore-edge margin of Z6 and volume four with small tears to fore-edge margin of 2I5 and 6, some ink staining to edges of text block of volume four, some off setting from frontispiece. Page numbers 142-143 omitted in volume one and page numbers 594-595 in volume four, but registers are complete. Frontispiece to volume one. Collates complete to the Oxford copy on COPAC with slight variation to register in volume three (2K4 and 2L2 not 2K6 in volume three), seemingly complete, I can find no other copies mentioning more plates, but a prominent bookseller has two other plates in his copy and these are not present here, if called for. The first McCulloch edition, Mizuta 139, noting 'most well-known of the early nineteenth century English editions of Wealth of Nations because McCulloch was a distinguished political economist in his own right...(his) editorial style takes the form of additions and corrections to Smith's work, the major points being collected together as a series of notes in the final volume. He also prefixed the first edition with a substantial 'Introductory Discourse' which sketched the history of political economy and Smith's place in it'. Kress C.2188; Goldsmiths 25469 and Einaudi 5334. Reprint. Quarter Calf and Boards. Good. 8vo.

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