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        The American Fireman, Facing the Enemy

      A wonderfully detailed hand colored lithograph from the publishing firm of Currier & Ives. This print measures approximately 16"x20". Overall this print  is in good condition with some foxing/staining/creasing and small tears to the margins. Also discoloration from previous matt in the margins and top right corner torn. Currier and Ives created the most popular and highly regarded lithographs of quintessentially American scenes ever produced. The quality, vast scope and engagingly populist style of their works have made their names synonymous with an idealistic vision of 19th-century American promise and optimism. The Old Grist Mill among their most popular imagery were scenes of winter in the country, which resonated strongly, especially with an urban American public that was highly nostalgic for the simpler rural life. Nathaniel Currier began his lithographic career as an apprentice in 1828. By the mid-1830's he had established his own firm on Spruce Street in New York City. In 1857 James Ives became a partner in the flourishing business, which went on to produce over 7,000 lithographs by 1907. Currier & Ives was undoubtedly the most prolific firm of lithographers in America, its output greater than that of all the other firms combined. The remarkable scope of this production was matched by the company's ability to anticipate popular themes and subject matter. Among their many works are lithographs depicting sporting, railroad and rural scenes, marine, and western views, as well as foreign and domestic city views, historical tableaux, and a wide range of sentimental, morally instructive and advertising images. Currier & Ives' broad productivity was accompanied by consistently high standards of printing and hand-coloring, and their ability to draw on original works by many of the finest American genre painters of the times, including -besides Durrie - Fanny Palmer, Louis Maurer, and Arthur Fitzwilliam Tait."Arader Galleries intends to have the lowest prices on ABE, Alibris, Biblio, AE, and Artnet while maintaining the highest levels of quality in the business for every offering. To inquire or view the complete offering, please contact our curators at aradersf@sbcglobal.net or call our San Francisco gallery at (415) 788-5115."

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        The Universal Songster; Or, Museum of Mirth: Forming The Most Complete, Extensive, And Valuable Collection of Ancient and Modern Songs In The English Language.

      London: Jones, 1828-29. - 3 volume set, 9 inches tall. Full crushed morocco by Bickers. With gilt raised bands, very fine floral gilt panels, dentelles and top edge gilt, fine engravings throughout. A superb early 20th century binding on this definitive collection. In pristine condition inside and out. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: McConnell Fine Books ABA & ILAB]
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        Miscellanea Phoenicia, sive commentarii de rebus phoenicum, quibus inscriptiones multae lapidum ac nummorum, nominaque propria hominum et locorum, explicantur, item punicae gentis lingua et religiones passim illustrantur

      Leiden, Luchtmans, 1828.. Quarto. Pp. x, 368. Plus 5 folding (one large) engraved plates with tables and illustrations. Indices, concordance. Errata. Hebrew words explained and referred-to in the text. Printed on laid, wide-margined paper. Hardcover, original plain brown boards (lightly discoloured), gilt-stamped title label to spine (bit rubbed), shelf label. In fine condition (old institutional stamps and label to blank flyleaf). Excellent copy with bright interior. ~ First edition. The ?Miscellanea Phoenicia? is Hamakar's main work on the subject and reflects his profound knowledge of the Phoenician language and history.

      [Bookseller: Librarium of The Hague]
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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].

      Bogota. Aug. 27, 1828. - [1]pp. plus integral blank. [with]: SIMON BOLIVAR LIBERTADOR PRESIDENTE DE LA REPUBLICA DE COLOMBIA.DECRETO ORGANICO.[caption title]. [4]pp. Folio. Old creases. Minor soiling. Very good plus. In a half morocco box. An extremely rare broadside printing of Bolivar's declaration of dictatorial powers, addressed to the people of Gran Colombia, together with the DECRETO ORGANICO 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 ORGANICO, 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. PALAU 32190. POSADA, BOGOTANA 1042.

      [Bookseller: William Reese Company - Americana]
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        Flora Helvetica sive historia stirpium hucusque cognitarum in Helvetia et in tractibus conterminis aut sponte nascentium aut in hominis animaliumque usus vulgo cultarum continuata.

      Orell Füssli., Zürich, 1828 - 7 Bände. Zürich, Orell Füssli. 1828-1833. 8°. XXXII, 504 S.; 2 Bl., 626 S., 1 Bl.; 2 Bl., 590 S., 1 Bl; 2 Bl., 663 S., 1 S.; 2 Bl., 514 S., 1 Bl; 2 Bl., 400 S.; 2 Bl., 667 S., 1 S. Corrigenda, 1 Bl. Mit 28 teils gefalteten handkolorierten Tafeln. Halblederbände der Zeit mit goldgeprägten Rückentiteln. Nissen BBI, 691 - Lonchamp 1153. - Erste Ausgabe der wichtigsten Schweizer Flora des 19. Jahrhunderts. - Rücken fleckig und verblasst und teils am Kapital eingerissen. Einbände berieben und Kanten bestossen. Exlibris auf Innendeckeln. Textseiten stellenweise etwas fleckig, die Tafeln sauber. Sprache: Lateinisch Halblederbände der Zeit mit goldgeprägten Rückentiteln. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Daniel Thierstein]
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        Dizionario universale della lingua italiana, ed insieme di geografia (antica e moderna), mitologia, storia (sacra, politica ed ecclesiastica), [.] preceduto da una esposizione grammaticale ragionata della lingua italiana di Carlo Ant. Vanzon.

      - Livorno, dalla Tipografia di Gio. Sardi e figlio [poi Stamperia di Paolo Vannini], 1828-1844, voll. 8, in-8, leg. ottocentesca in mezza pergamena, titolo a stampa su cartelli applicati ai dorsi, pp. [6], XI, [1], X, 280, 732, [4] - 1384, [2] - [8], 1410, [2] - 1135, [1] - 1098, [2] - 1396, [2] - 1347, [1] - [2], 752. Naturali fioriture. L'ottavo volume reca il titolo "Appendice ossiano giunte e correzioni al Dizionario Universale della lingua italiana". Prima edizione. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Libreria Oreste Gozzini snc]
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        Guido, A Tale; Sketches from History, and Other Poems

      New York - G. & C. Carvill 1828 - The first edition of Embury's first collection of poetry andextremely scarce. Rebacked in quarter cloth with the original boards. This work is held only at the British Library in the British Isles. Emma Catherine Embury, 1806 1863, was an American author and poet who lived and worked in New York. The Literati of New York August 1846 Author: Edgar Alan PoeEmma EmburyMrs. Embury is one of the most noted, and certainly one of the most meritorious of our female littrateurs. She has been many years before the public her earliest compositions, I believe, having been contributed to the New York Mirror under the nom de plume Ianthe. They attracted very general attention at the time of their appearance and materially aided the paper. They were subsequently, with some other pieces, published in volume form, with the title Guido and other Poems. The book has been long out of print. Of late days its author has written but little poetry that little, however, has at least indicated a poetic capacity of no common order. Yet as a poetess she is comparatively unknown, her reputation in this regard having been quite overshadowed by that which she has acquired as a writer of tales. In this latter capacity she has, upon the whole, no equal among her sex in America certainly no superior. She is not so vigorous as Mrs. Stephens, nor so vivacious as Miss Chubbuck, nor so caustic as Miss Leslie, nor so dignified as Miss Sedgwick, nor so graceful, fanciful and spirituelle as Mrs. Osgood, but is deficient in none of the qualities for which these ladies are noted, and in certain particulars surpasses them all. Her subjects are fresh, if not always vividly original, and she manages them with more skill than is usually exhibitedby our magazinists. She has also much imagination and sensibility, while her style is pure, earnest, and devoid of verbiage and exaggeration. I make a point of reading all tales to which I see the name of Mrs. Embury appended. The story by which she has attained most reputation is Constance Latimer, the Blind Girl. Mrs. E. is a daughter of Doctor Manly, an eminent physician of New York city. At an early age she married a gentleman of some wealth and of education, as well as of tastes akin to her own. She is noted for her domestic virtues no less than for literary talents and acquirements. She is about the medium height; complexion, eyes, and hair light; arched eyebrows; Grecian nose; the mouth a fine one and indicative of firmness; the whole countenance pleasing, intellectual and expressive. The portrait in Graham's Magazine for January, 1843, has no resemblance to her whatever. Condition: The text block binding is generally tight and firm although becomingloose in places. Pages 111-118 are detached but present. The inner hinges are strained. There is wear to the extremities, including bumping and rubbing, with marks and slight loss. Internally the pages have slight browning and scattered foxing, most prominent to the first and last few pages. Overall the condition is good only. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Rooke Books PBFA]
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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

      John Murray, London 1828 - 2 Volumes: viii+323 pages; iv+304+[i ad] pages with glossary. Small octavo (7 3/4" x 5") in original paper covered boards and spine title labels as originally issued. From the library of Professor George M Foster. (Sabin:42852; Hill page 186) 1st edition. G F Lyon was an English traveler, born in Chichester, England, in 1795; died at sea in October, 1832. He entered the British naval service in 1809, was present at the attack on Algiers by Lord Exmouth in 1816, and in 1818 was commissioned to accompany Joseph Ritchie on his tour of exploration into central Africa. Ritchie died in Fezzan, and Lyon returned to England, after encountering many dangers and privations, which he described in his Narrative of Travels in Northern Africa (London, 1821). In 1821, in command of the Hecla, he accompanied Captain William E. Parry on his arctic expedition, publishing on his return The Private Journal of Captain G. F. Lyon (1824). In 1824 he sailed in command of the Griper' with the mission of exploring Melville peninsula, and following its western shore as far as Turn-again, he found, after three months' searching, a passage through the group of islets called Southampton island, but was unable to enter Repulse bay through Sir Thomas Rowe's Welcome. On 13 September, a violent tempest compelled him to return to England. The story of the voyage was told in A Brief Narrative of an Unsuccessful Attempt (1825). He subsequently passed several years in Mexico, and died on his return from a second visit to America. His remaining works are The SketchBook of Captain G. F. Lyon during Eighteen Months' Residence in Mexico, No. 1 (London, 1827), and Journal of a Residence and Tour in Mexico in 1828 (London, 1828). George McClelland Foster, Jr born in Sioux Falls, South Dakota, on October 9, 1913, died on May 18, 2006, at his home in the hills above the campus of the University of California, Berkeley, where he served as a professor from 1953 to his retirement in 1979, when he became professor emeritus. His contributions to anthropological theory and practice still challenge us; in more than 300 publications, his writings encompass a wide diversity of topics, including acculturation, long-term fieldwork, peasant economies, pottery making, public health, social structure, symbolic systems, technological change, theories of illness and wellness, humoral medicine in Latin America, and worldview. The quantity, quality, and long-term value of his scholarly work led to his election to the National Academy of Sciences in 1976. Virtually all of his major publications have been reprinted and/or translated. Provenance from the executor of Foster's library laid in. Condition: Spines renewed with original chipped spine labels laid on, front end papers chipped and damaged at edges, corners bumped and rubbed, Foster's stamp on end papers, old owner's signature on covers, internally near fine else over all very good. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: The Book Collector, Inc.]
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        Sir Thomas Mantell's New Editions of Tracts, Relative to Cinque Ports and Coronations, From 1771 to 1828, Published at the Request of Several Barons of the Cinque Ports. To Which is Added a Full Report of the Proceedings at the Last Coronation; and also a Complete Account of the Brotherhood and Guestling, Last Holden in 1828. Followed by an Account of Cinque Ports Meetings, Called Brotherhoods and Guestlings. Followed by An Account of the Proceedings of Brotherhood, and Brotherhood and Guestling at Romney, July 22nd and 23rd, 1828

      Dover: Printed by Z. Warren, Albion Office 1828. Ex library binding with half burgundy calf, maroon cloth covered boards, smart gilt title and author lettering to the spine. 8vo. 8½'' x 6¼''. Contains [viii] 95, 30, 114 printed pages of text. Bexley Heath library stamp inside the front copy, verso of the title page, and to the foot of the last page. Binding clean, contents in Very Good sound and tight condition, without any foxing or age toning to the paper. Member of the P.B.F.A.

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        JOURNEY TO THE WORLD UNDER GROUND; BEING THE SUBTERRANEOUS TRAVELS OF NIELS KLIM. From the Latin of Lewis [i.e. Ludvig] Holberg

      London: Published by Thomas North,. 1828. Octavo, pp. [1-2] [i-iii] iv [v] vi-xv [xvi] [1] 2-420,. original drab boards with brown cloth shelf back, printed paper label affixed to spine panel, untrimmed.. Owner's name and date in ink on front free endpaper. Skillfully. rebacked with original cloth spine and paper label preserved, a very. good copy with clean interior. An uncommon edition of this book. Rare. in the original binding. (#89868). Second edition in English. The second of the three earliest translations into English, the first two (1742 and 1828) anonymous, the third (1845) by John Gierlow. The 1828 edition is of value because it contains new matter, mainly the "Apologetic Preface," introduced by Holberg into the second Latin edition of 1745. Holberg's novel marks the first important fictional use of astronomer Edmond Halley's theory (suggested in a paper to account for magnetic phenomena published by Royal Society in 1692) that the Earth (and the other planets) consisted of concentric, nested spheres surrounding a small central sun, with, possibly, openings at the poles. Holberg's satire was first published in Latin to gain a wide audience, which it did. The book was never banned in Denmark, though it was unpopular among religious powers of the time. "Holberg was one of the leading scholars and playwrights of the eighteenth century, perhaps the chief literary figure in Denmark to date. NIELS KLIM has been translated into at least thirteen languages and published in more than sixty editions, including at least eight in English. It is in the genre of the imaginary voyage which has been so much a part of utopian writing from its very beginnings. In this case the voyage to the interior of the earth comes about when Niels Klim falls down a shaft and finds himself in a new world. He visits a number of different countries including Potu the ideal state, which expels him for suggesting that women should not hold public office. Other states are modeled on various terrestrial countries; in Martinia (France) he is honored for inventing the periwig. In primitive Quama (Russia) he becomes emperor by leading the inhabitants to victory over neighboring nations, but rebellion against his tyranny forces him to flee. His journey ends when he crawls through another hole and finds himself back in Norway ... Scholars have pointed out numerous resemblances to GULLIVER'S TRAVELS, and there are, indeed, many similarities. Perhaps the chief difference is that Swift was concerned with the behavior of individuals and Holberg with that of society." - Lewis, Utopian Literature, p. 92. "Essentially a satire on European culture and institutions in the guise of an imaginary voyage. It was translated into Danish not long after the Latin publication, and in Denmark its acceptance has paralleled that of Swift's GULLIVER'S TRAVELS in the English-speaking world ... Holberg's work is an obvious imitation of Swift's GULLIVER'S TRAVELS, and a comparison is called for. Holberg's satire is wider in scope, more penetrating in analysis, and less local than Swift's; the peculiarly British elements in Swift are not paralleled by Scandinavian elements in Holberg, who also lacks Swift's misanthropy. In imagination and literary polish, however, Swift is superior to Holberg." - Bleiler, Science-Fiction: The Early Years 1114. Aldiss and Wingrove, Trillion Year Spree, pp. 78-9. Anatomy of Wonder (1976) 1-21; (1981) 1-100; (1987) 1-50; 6-346; and 6-390; (1995) 1-50; and (2004) II- 536. Clute and Nicholls (eds), The Encyclopedia of Science Fiction (1993), p. 577. Costes and Altairac, Les Terres Creuses 20. Gibson and Patrick, "Utopias and Dystopias, 1500-1750" in Gibson, St. Thomas More: A Preliminary Bibliography (1961) 710. Gove, The Imaginary Voyage in Prose Fiction, pp. 303-5. Locke, A Spectrum of Fantasy Volume III, pp. 44-5. Negley, Utopian Literature: A Bibliography 575. Nicolson, Voyages to the Moon, pp. 226-30. Bleiler (1978), p. 101. Reginald 07327.

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        De l'Organisation du Conseil d'Etat en cour judiciaire ; de sa juridiction ; des moyens de la mettre en harmonie avec la Charte et de donner les garanties légales et nécessaires aux justiciables sur les points qui sont en contact avec l'administration publique ; des conseils de préfecture ; et de la nécessité de créer des tribunaux administratifs.

      Paris, Renduel, Lemoine 1828 - in-8, [4]-XXVIII-116 pp., maroquin cerise, dos à nerfs orné de filets, guirlandes et fleurons dorés, encadrement de simple filet et guirlande dorés ainsi que de guirlande à froid sur les plats, super-libris doré poussé sur le premier plat, pointillé doré sur les coupes, tranches dorées, dentelle intérieure (reliure de l'époque). Qques rousseurs et papier un peu bruni. Unique édition de cette monographie d'autant plus intéressante que la période de la Restauration correspond à un moment de repli de l'institution, intervenant après la surchauffe napoléonienne. La monarchie restaurée se méfie du Conseil d'Etat, jugé trop lié avec le fonctionnement du régime de l'usurpateur ; non mentionné dans la Charte, il est conservé avec un rôle restreint, centré sur ses fonctions de contentieux administratif. Dupin (1832), 2450. Précieux exemplaire de Joseph-Marie Portalis (1778-1858), fils du ministre de Napoléon, avec super-libris en forme d'envoi sur le plat supérieur "Hommage à Son Excellence le Garde des Sceaux, ministre de la Justice par Routhier avocat." Portalis fut Garde des Sceaux dans le cabinet Martignac du 4 janvier 1828 au 14 mi 1829, date à laquelle il échangea ce portefeuille pour celui des Affaires étrangères. Normalement, ce genre d'ex-dono suit la parution de l'ouvrage et il y a donc tout lieu de supposer que Portalis en était bien le destinataire. Cependant, très curieusement, et sans qu'on puisse bien en reconstituer le cheminement, il semble que l'ouvrage ait ensuite appartenu à Jacques-Charles Dupont de l'Eure (1767-1855), avec ex-libris manuscrit au faux-titre. Le vieux révolutionnaire fut aussi Garde des Sceaux, mais sous la Monarchie de Juillet : dans le ministère provisoire des 31 juillet / 1er août 1830, avec reconduction dans le premier cabinet du 11 août 1830, puis dans le ministère Laffite du 2 novembre suivant. Il démissionna le 27 décembre 1830. Il est probable que l'ouvrage n'ai pas été emporté par Portalis et qu'il soit resté au ministère. Elégante reliure de l'époque.

      [Bookseller: Librairie Historique F. Teissèdre]
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        Index Testaceologicus: or a Catalogue of Shells, British and Foreign, arranged according to the Linnean System: with the Latin and English Names, References to Authors, and Places where found: 2nd Ed. 1 Vol. Includes the Supplement [1st Ed.];

      London printed for W Wood Supplement printed 1828 - HARDBACK, half-calf with marbled boards, gilt lettering on red spine label, pages: xxiii, 212, v, 59, index 34, coloured plates: 38 (containing 2300 figs.); 8 (containing 480 figs), 126mm x 208mm (5" x 8.25"), former owner's ornate name label on front fixed end-paper, former owner's details and information about the item on front free end-paper, small typed notes pasted to rear end-paper and loosely inserted, head, tail, spine and corners rubbed, small splits on hinges (but sound), boards a little worn, some light spotting to end-papers and first few preliminaries, otherwise very fine, the plates are clean and bright.

      [Bookseller: Baldwin's Scientific Books]
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        Oeuvres

      Paris, Badouin Freres, Editeurs,, 1828. Avec des remarques et des notes, historiques, scientifiques et literaires. 75 volumes, octavo. Contemporary tan quarter calf, titles and elaborate decoration to spines gilt, marbled boards, endpapers and edges. Engraved frontispiece to volume 1. Slight browning to pages and a few blemishes, corners a little worn, a very decorative bright set in excellent condition. Fine complete set of Voltaire's works.

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        A Pilgrimage in Europe and America, leading to the Discovery of the Sources of the Mississippi and Bloody River; with a description of the Whole Course of the Former, and of the Ohio. [Two volumes].

      Printed for Hunt and Clarke, London 1828 - xxiii, 472 pp.; 545 pp. 8vo. Three quarter dark brown morocco over marbled boards, five raised bands decorated in gilt, black morocco lettering pieces, gilt volume numerals. Hardback. Illus. with engraved frontis, 3 plates, 2 folding plans, and large folding map of the Mississippi. Giacomo Costantino Beltrami was a naturalist and explorer who left Italy for Europe after a period of political persecution, then journeyed to America where he traveled from Pittsburgh down the Ohio and up the Mississippi to Ft. Anthony; then to Canada, down the Red River, across to the Missouri and down the Mississippi to New Orleans. For a while he had joined up with an expedition led by Major Stephen Long in 1823 but left to travel again on his own after relations with Long soured. Vol. II. is "almost entirely devoted to the author?s travels among the North-western Indians, of whom he gives some novel particulars. The narrations of what he witnessed are tinged with the peculiar glow of the author?s temperament. Beltrami must have moved in a gigantic world, if he saw external objects through the same media with which he viewed his own person and accomplishments," Field, Indian Bibliography, p. 28. The work was not well received. Sabin 4605. Field 111. Pilling: Proof Sheets, 340. Eberstadt 107-20. Howes B338. Wagner-Camp 26a: 2. Clark II: 182. Monaghan: French Travellers 178B. Larned 1591. Hubach 59. Buck 181. Nearly invisible repair to front hinge, else a very good set, extremities worn, scattered foxing; tear at inner margin to first few leaves, offsetting on title, folding map remounted, creased, trimmed to exclude the left side neat line but without loss to map, mainly marginal repairs to two tears on verso of one plan. [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        A Pilgrimage in Europe and America, leading to the discovery of the sources of the Mississippi and Bloody river;: With a description of the whole course of the former and of the Ohio (2 volume set)

      Hunt & Clarke 1828 - 2 volume set. 8vo. Hunt and Clarke, 1828. pp. 472 & 545 + fold out maps & 2 folding plans, 3 plates. Publisher's boards, with modern cloth spines. Boards edge worn. Unmarked pages, with scattered foxing. Embossed library stamps on front end page and some of the fold outs. Book plate inside cover. See our pictures. This is Beltrami's account of the discovery of the headwaters of the Mississippi River. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        A PILGRIMAGE IN EUROPE AND AMERICA, LEADING TO THE DISCOVERY OF THE SOURCE OF THE MISSISSIPPI AND BLOODY RIVER; WITH A DESCRIPTION OF THE WHOLE COURSE OF THE FORMER, AND OF THE OHIO

      Hunt and Clarke, London 1828 - Two volumes. (lxxvi, 473; 545). Gray cloth-covered boards.Panelled spines, red and black leather labels. Fore-edge and bottom edge untrimmed. New endpapers.Engraved frontispiece portrait of the author. Light off-setting onto title-page. Most pages uncut at top, some at fore-edge as well. Volume 1 has two folding plans; one of the Solace Gardens of Schwetzingen, Germany; the other of Karlsrhue. An errata slip is attached at the end. Volume 2 has a large folding map of the course of the Mississippi River with 2 small tears and slight browning at one fold. Volume 2 also has three full-page plates at the end showing Indian artifacts and apparel. Plates are lightly foxed, mainly on periphery. Volume 1 recounts the author's travels in England, France, Germany, and Italy. Volume 2 is devoted to his travels among Northwestern American Indian tribes. Some authorities have disputed the accuracy of the narration and even doubted the discovery claims. Several letters regarding this dispute are included in the preface of Volume 1. See Howes B338, Field 111, Wagner-Camp 26a.2. Size: Octavo [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Glenn Books, ABAA, ILAB]
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        L'AUTRICHE telle qu'elle est, ou chronique secrète de certaines cours d'Allemagne; par un témoin oculaire.

      - Paris, A. Bossange, 1828. In-8 de 283 pp.; demi-basane marron, dos lisse à faux nerfs richement orné, pièce de titre de basane rouge, tranches paille (reliure de l'époque). En très bon état. Légères rousseurs. Rare. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Librairie les mains dans les poches]
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        HISTOIRE DE LA DECADENCE ET DE LA CHUTE DE L'EMPIRE ROMAIN, 11 TOMES (INCOMPLET)

      Chez Ledentu, Paris 1828 - RO40210990: 11 tomes d'env. 450-500 pages chacun. Tome VIII manquant. Manques sur quelques dos (t. II, IV, XII). Couvertures jaunies. 2e plat du tome I manquant. Nouvelle édition entièrement revue et corrigée, précédée d'une Notice sur la vie et le caractère de Gibbon, et accompagnée de Notes critiques et historiques relatives, pour la plupart, à l'Histoire de la propagation du Christianisme, par M. F. Guizot. In-8 Broché. Etat d'usage. Couv. défraîchie. Dos abîmé. Quelques rousseurs Classification Dewey : 930-Histoire générale du monde ancien jusqu'à 499 apr. J.-C. [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        Memoires d'un apothicaire sur la guerre d'Espagne

      Paris - Ladvocat, Libraire de S. A. R. M. le Duc de Chartres 1828 - The uncommon first edition of the detailed memoirs of the Spanish Civil War from French pharmacist and assistant surgeon, Sebastien Blaze. Direct from the library at Newton Hall, the 18th century country house and estate in Northumberland. With a pencil shelfmark to the front free-endpapers, and the armorial bookplate of S. E. Widdrington to the front pastedowns. Bound in quarter leather and decorative paper-covered boards, with gilt lettering and decoration. Complete in Two Volumes. In French. Not widely held institutionally. Sebastien Blaze, 1785 - 1855, was a French pharmacist, and brother of noted musician,Castil-Blaze. Sebastien Blaze was attracted to botany and chemistry, and settled as a pharmacist in Avignon. In 1807 he became an assistant surgeon during the Spanish Civil War, and gained help from his literary brother, Castil-Blaze, in publishing his war memoirs. After the war, Blaze returned to his work as a pharmacist. (Information from the Pharmaciens Bibliophiles website). Samuel Edward Widdrington (formerly Cook), 1787 - 1856, was an English writer. Having served as a Captain in the Royal Navy, he lived for some years in Spain. He served as High Sheriff of Northumberland in 1854. He was a fellow of the Royal Society, and the Royal Geographical Society. By royal license he assumed the name Widdrington, and purchased the moiety in 1842. He inherited the Newton Hall estate from his father, Joseph Cook. Condition: The bindings are tight and firm. The hinges are starting, but still firm. There is some wear to the extremities, including some rubbing, with the tophalf of the spine leather missing from volume one, with the lower half coming away from the spine,and the top of the spine leather missing from volume two. Internally the pages have slight browning and scattered light background foxing, prominent to the first and last few pages. Overall the condition isfair only due to the spine, but with a very good interior. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        The Poetical Works of S. T. Coleridge, including the Dramas of Wallenstein, Remorse, and Zapolya, complete in 3 volumes, first large paper edition

      William Pickering, London 1828 - Complete set in 3 volumes. One of 12 copies of the first large paper edition; however, the fly leaf of Volume 1, with Pickering's signed limitation statement, has been neatly removed. 1828. Hardcovers, 8vo., all three in original red cloth with title labels. x, 353, iv, 370, iv 428 pp. Very Good+ set. Bright, clean and unmarked contents. Some loss and rubbing to the title labels, but most of the text is still present. Spines sunned; a few small areas of discoloration to the spines and boards. Coleridge was apparently displeased with this first edition and rushed to get the second edition published. Lacks signed page, but still a scarce set. As WISE, iii, 1 notes, Dykes Campbell said of this edition, 'This must be a rare book. How much Coleridge was dissatisfied with the edition of 1828 is witnessed by the many alterations he made in preparing that of 1829.' Digital images available upon request. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

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        Goethe's Werke. Vollständige Ausgabe letzter Hand. Unter des durchlauchtigsten deutschen Bundes schützender Privilegien.

      in der J. G. Cotta'schen Buchhandlung (gedruckt bei Cotta in Augsburg),, Stuttgart und Tübingen, 1828 - 55 Bände in 28. Stuttgart und Tübingen, in der J. G. Cotta'schen Buchhandlung (gedruckt bei Cotta in Augsburg), 1828-1835. Kl.-8°. Marmorierte Pappbände der Zeit mit hs. Papier-Rückenschildchen. Hagen 23, Ausgabe C2beta, mit Bogennorm "Goethe's Werke". - Ausgabe letzter Hand in der sogenannten Taschen- oder Kleinoktav-Ausgabe auf Druckpapier. "Von Goethe unter Mitwirkung von Göttling, Eckermann und Riemer sorgfältig vorbereitete Ausgabe. Beruht in ihren bereits früher gedruckten Teilen auf den vorwiegend von Göttling, in geringem Masse von Goethe selbst korrigierten Bänden von B bzw. auf den inzwischen erschienenen Eindzeldrucken" (Hagen). Die Bände 1-10 tragen das Erscheinunsjahr 1828 (bei Hagen 1827) "ein wahrscheinlich erst nach 1830 entstandener Neudruck" (Hagen). Die Bände 41-55 mit dem Vortitel "Goethe's nachgelassene Werke. Erster - Fünfzehnter Band". Letzterer enthält die "Inhalts- und Namen-Verzeichnisse über sämmtliche Goethe'schen Werke" von Carl Theodor Musculus und Riemer, sowie die Anzeige für die 55bändige Ausgabe in gross Octav. Die erst 1842 erschienenen Nachtragsbände sind, wie meist, nicht vorhanden. - Teilweise etwas gebräunt, Kanten und Rückenschildchen etwas berieben. Marmorierte Pappbände der Zeit mit hs. Papier-Rückenschildchen. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Werke. Vollständige Ausgabe letzter Hand. 55 Bände und 1 Bd. Inhalts- u. Namen-Verzeichnisse in 56 Bänden.

      Cotta 1828-1835, Stuttgart u. Tübingen - Kl.-8vo. Mit 1 Kupfertaf. u. 5 Falttaf. Pp. d. Zeit m. Goldprägung u. 2 RSchildern. Hagen 23, 23a. C alpha. - Goedeke IV/3, 11-13. - Band 1-40 der Kleinoktav- oder sogenannten Taschenausgabe erschienen zu Goethes Lebzeiten, Band 41-55 mit dem Nebentitel "Nachgelassene Werke" posthum. Erschlossen durch das (häufig fehlende) Register von Musculus u. Riemer. Es erschienen noch weitere 5 Bde. Nachlaß u. 3 Suppl. - Einbände berieben, teils m. Abplatzungen des Überzugspapiers, wenige RSchilder fehlend, kl. Fehlstellen oben u. unten am Rücken. Register abweichend in Lwd. gebunden, dort Stempel auf Titelrückseite. Nur vereinzelte kl. Fleckchen, vorwiegend sauber u. im Buchblock wohlerhalten. Reizvolle Bändchen. gr.

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        A History of the Earth & Animated Nature

      London: Dove 1828 - 3 volume set, 8.75 inches tall. A classic calf binding with gilt rasied bands, very fine twin labels and extra gilt panels. This set is profusely illustrated with full page engravings. Some foxing to the frontispiece, title page and engraved plates, elsewhere clean. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        PLANTAE OFFICINALIS oder Sammlung Officineller Pflanzen

      1828. NEES VON ESENBECK, Theodor Friedrich Ludwig. PLANTAE OFFICINALIS oder Sammlung Officineller Pflanzen mit Lithographirten Abbildungen von A. Henry, und Beschreibungen von M.F. Weyhe, J.W. Wolter, und P.W. Funke. Fortgesetzt von Dr. Th. Fr. L. Nees v. Esenbeck. Dusseldorf, Arnz & Comp., [1821-]1828-1833. A great encyclopedia of medicinal plants, including the rare Supplement volume, is offered complete in three folio volumes: one volume of text, measuring 16 x 9.5 in., accompanied by two plate volumes with a combined total of 558 lithographed plates, measuring 18.25 x 11 in., of which 550 are hand-colored and 8 are plain. The plates by Aime Henry are both attractive and painstakingly clear and accurate. Nees von Esenbeck (1787-1837), the main author, was Inspector of the Leiden Botanic Garden and Director of the Bonn University Botanic Garden. The majority of this work was first issued from 1821-28 in 18 parts with 438 plates. A Supplement was published from 1829-33 in 5 parts with additional text and 120 plates. The descriptive texts and the plates from both the main work of 1828 and its 1833 Supplement have been alphabetized and bound together in the present three-volume format of one text and two plate volumes, retaining the title-pages from each. Text volume: [511] ff.; plate volumes: [ii, 274] ff. and [i, 284] ff. The text leaves are unsigned and unfoliated. The plates are unfoliated too, despite being identified by number in the indices bound at the end of the text volume, and have subsequently been consecutively numbered lightly in pencil across the two volumes, from 1 through 558.The text volume has two letterpress title- pages, the first dated 1828, and the second dated 1833 with the words "ICONES PLANTARUM MEDICINALIUM ... Erster Supplement-band mit 120 Abbildungen." The plate volumes have three lithographed title-pages between them. The first plate volume also has two title-pages dated 1828 and 1833. Although the 1833 title-page retains PLANTAE OFFICINALIS as the main title, it ends with "Erster Supplement-band mit 120 Abbildungen." Bound in contemporary quarter-leather and marble paper-covered boards, with the title SAMMLUNG OFFIZINELLER PFLANZEN gilt-stamped to spines, the bindings are worn at extremities and scuffed, and both bookblocks are separated in two within the bindi

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        HISTORY OF THE LIFE AND VOYAGES OF CHRISTOPHER COLUMBUS

      Paris A. and W. Galignani 1828 - 4 volumes. First edition published in France. The book was published in England in the same year. Two large folding maps. 8vo, contemporary dark-blue half calf over marbled boards, the spines with red and black morocco lettering labels gilt, raised bands gilt ruled. xvi,472; viii, 517; viii, 434; vii, 513 pp. A handsome set with light aging or light rubbing at the tips, clean and very well preserved lettering labels refurbished at some time. IMPORTANT FIRST EDITION, Paris printing. This was a scholarly but popular biography based primarily on the work of the Spanish historian Navarrete. Navarrete had published his work on Columbus, which contained a number of previously unknown and significant documents. However, Irving felt that "the whole presented rather a mass of rich materials for history, than a history itself.[and] the sight of disconnected papers and official documents is apt to be repulsive to the general reader, who seeks for clear and continued narrative." In fact, he felt that nearly every account had been incomplete while many important documents and manuscripts ignored. Thus, he hoped to offer a more rigorous and yet accessible account. Written while Irving was a diplomatic attaché in Spain (1826-29), "it was the most painstaking effort of Irving's life, and it won him election to the 'Real Academia de la Historia', the friendship of Navarrete, and a literary reputation in Spain where the work is still quoted respectfully" (DAB). The American edition, published the same year in three volumes, had only one map. BAL A testament to Irving’s often-neglected gifts as a historian. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Villa Architecture: A Collection Of Views, With Plans. Of Buildings Executed In England, Scotland, &c

      J. Taylor, London 1828 - Half title (verso blank), title (verso with imprint), dedication (verso blank), preface pp. v-x. 34 pages in text. Folio, 44 x 30 cm. 42 plates and plans, 26 are hand-colored aquatints. This copy with plates watermarked Whatman 1827 and 1828. Nearly all designs here were executed. Among the finest depictions of country seats of the period, this copy has earlier watermarks than J.R. Abbey's example, ABBEY LIFE 33. COLTON 195.1. "The plates executed in aquatint and hand colored, are among the most handsome in all cottage and villa design books. Each subject, depicted in view and plan, is skillfully integrated with surrounding foliage and distant landscape forms. This is accomplished through effects of light and shadow, conscientiously balanced relationships between natural and built objects, and in some cases a misty haze that creates an effect of atmospheric depth. COLTON p.526. "Lugar was a skillful practitioner of the picturesque, exploiting the fashion for `cottages ornes' and castellated Gothic mansions in the manner of John Nash." Internally fresh, very bright copy, entirely uncut. Modest extremity wear. Contemporary quarter navy morocco and marbled boards. Very good. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Le Disposizioni del Regolamento Generale del Processo Civile.

      1828 - Handbook on Civil Procedure in the Kingdom of Lombardy-Venetia Castelli, Giuseppe Antonio. Le Disposizioni del Regolamento Generale del Processo Civile in Armonia tra Loro ed in Riscontro Cogli Altri Codici, Colle Patenti Sovrane, Auliche Risoluzioni, Notificazioni e Circolari Governative e Colle Sentenze de' Tribunali Superiori. Milan: Dalla Tipografia Rivolta, 1828. [xii], 380 pp. Octavo (9" x 6"). Unbound (signatures joined with flexible vellum tabs), untrimmed edges. Light soiling to exterior, a few signatures loose, light toning to text, interior otherwise fresh. Book housed in cloth clamshell box with calf lettering piece and marbled edges. * First edition. A well-annotated digest of the code of civil procedure of Lombardy-Venetia with concordances to previous codes that governed the region. Established by the Congress of Vienna in 1815, this Northern Italian kingdom was part of the Austrian Empire. Lombardy was annexed to the Sardinia in 1859 and the kingdom ceased to exist when the rest of its territory was annexed to the Kingdom of Italy in 1866. A second edition of Castelli's digest was issued in 1832. Castelli, an attorney in Milan, also produced an annotated edition of the Austrian Civil Code. No copies located on OCLC. Servizio Bibliotecario Nazionale (SBN) IT\ICCU\RMGE\002519. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Reisen durch einen Theil von Europa, Asien und Afrika in den Jahren 1818 bis 1821. Mit 6 Kupfern der denkwürdigsten Ansichten von Jerusalem und Bethlehem.

      Wien, Mechitharisten, 1828. - XVI, 192 SS. Mit 6 gest. Tafeln. Pappband der Zeit (Rücken fehlt). 8vo. Beiliegend: 5 Original-Vorzeichnungen des Verfassers zu den Kupfern, außerdem sämtliche Kupfer im Originalabzug. Zweite Ausgabe des zuvor 1822-25 in 3 Bänden (mit 9 Tafeln) als Privatdruck erschienenen Reiseberichts. Wie die erste Ausgabe selten. - Der Herchenheimer Architekt J. C. Weyand reiste über Wien, Bukarest und Konstantinopel nach Jerusalem, Bethlehem, Alexandria und Kairo und kehrte über Livorno, Florenz, Rom und Triest nach Deutschland zurück. Im Mittelpunkt seines Berichtes, der "besonders nützliche Belehrungen für Fußreisende" enthält, steht die Geschichte des osmanischen Reiches und die Beschreibung Palästinas. - Papierbedingt durchgehend braun- und teils etwas fingerfleckig. Einband berieben und bestoßen. Die Tafeln (Grundriß und zwei Innenansichten des Heiligen Grabes in Jerusalem, die Grabmäler von Balduin und Gottfried von Bouillon, eine Ansicht der Kirche des Kalvarienberges und der unterirdischen Kirche von Bethlehem, alle gezeichnet vom Verfasser) durchwegs mit (teils größeren) Einrissen im Falz. - Beiliegend: Weyand, J. C. 4 lavierte Original-Federzeichnungen und 1 getuschter Grundriß. Je ca. 260:200 mm (Bildausschnitt jeweils 175:128 mm); der Grundriß 340:265 mm. Weyands Originalzeichnungen zu den Illustrationen der vorliegenden Wiener Ausgabe, alle eigenh. signiert und bezeichnet. Die bildmäßig ausgeführten und sauber lavierten Federzeichnungen bilden die Vorlagen zu den oben angeführten Stichen, die hier nochmals als saubere, breitrandige und ungefaltete Originalabzüge beiliegen (die gestochene "Ansicht der Kirche des Kalvarienberges" ohne die dazugehörige Vorzeichnung). Tobler 146. Kainbacher I, 146. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

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        The Last of the Mohicans : Narrative of 1757 [Provenance]

      Printed for W. Simpkin and R. Marshall, Stationers-Hall Court, London 1828 - "Second Edition. In Three Volumes." 16mo: xi,[1],287,[1]; [2],276; [2],295,[1]pp. Half calf and marbled boards, spines in five compartments (each with central cartouche in blind), gilt rules, black morocco lettering pieces gilt, edges marbled. Provenance, small book label on each front paste down of "Thomas Digby Legard, Ganton," seventh (1762-1830) or eighth (1803-1860) baronet of Ganton, whose progenitor, John Legard, for whom the baronetcy was created in 1660, fought as a Royalist in the Civil War and sat as Member of Parliament for Scarborough after the Restoration. An excellent set, bindings square, tight and bright, title pages foxed with very light sporadic foxing thereafter, in custom-made folding half morocco case stamped in gilt. Not in Spiller & Blackburn. OCLC: 8506345, citing only two copies worldwide (American Antiquarian Society and Univ. of Tulsa). Second British Edition of Cooper's masterpiece. "The second and most famous of the [five] Leatherstocking Tales, and the first in which the scout Natty Bumpo was made the symbol of all that was wise, heroic and romantic." Grolier American 100, 34) "Set in 1757, during the French and Indian wars, The Last of the Mohicans established Natty Bumppo (called "Hawkeye" in this novel) as one of the immortal figures of American literature and indeed of the American imagination. Like the magnificent landscape of forests and waterfalls in which he moves, Natty is here restored to the full vigor of an earlier period of life. With his role as frontier scout and his hunting outfit which combines white and native elements, he appears to inhabit a liminal space between the culture of his origin and the world of his friends, the native warriors Chingachgook and his son Uncas, the last Mohican of the title." (The Literary Encyclopedia) N. B. With few exceptions (always identified), we only stock books in exceptional condition, carefully preserved in archival, removable polypropylene sleeves. All orders are packaged with care and posted promptly. Satisfaction guaranteed. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Description des monumens musulmans du cabinet de M. le duc de Blacas.

      Paris, Imprimerie Royale, 1828. - 8vo. 2 vols. (4), XV, (1), 400 pp. (4), 488 pp. With 10 engr. plates (2 folding). Contemp. full calf with giltstamped spines. Marbles edges. First edition of J. T. Reinaud's (1795-1867) rare catalogue of the famous collection of Islamic Art amassed by the French statesman Blacas. Most copies have title changed to "Monumens arabes, persans et turcs". - The French antiquarian and diplomat Pierre Louis Jean Casimir, prince de Blacas d'Aulps (1770-1839) acted as prime minister to Louis XVIII when he succeeded Napoleon in 1814 and later served as French ambassador to the Holy See. Remaining in Rome for many years, he provided Ingres with a commission and became a patron to the German classicist Theodor Panofka. He worked closely with Italian archaeologist Carlo Fea in the excavation of the Roman Forum, supported the orientalist Jean-François Champollion and created the "Musée Egyptien" within the Louvre. In 1866, his descendants sold most of his collection to the British Museum, where it remains to this day. - Some browning and staining throughout. Unobtrusive 20th-c. French bookplate of "A. Furby, avocat". The plates show beautiful specimens of Arabic calligraphical art (including many seals). A single copy in the past decades' auction records (1998: Sotheby's, £2,000). Ibrahim-Hilmy II, 159. Gay 3592 bis (variant title). Brunet IV, 1198. Graesse VI, 72. Quérard VII, 513. OCLC 39974885. Not in Arntzen/Rainwater. [Attributes: First Edition]

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        SOUVENIRS DU GOLFE DE NAPLES recueillis en 1808, 1818 et 1824. Dedieès a son Altesse Royale Madame Duchesse de Berry.

      Paris, 1828 - in folio gr. (mm. 415x280), pp. (2), 65, bella leg. m. pelle coeva con angoli, fregi e tit. oro al d. Risguardi in carta dec. Front. con gr. vignetta litogr. allegorica raff. il golfo di Napoli con il Vesuvio. Con 2 gr. carte topogr. del litorale del golfo, 10 vignette in rame disegnate dall'A. e 37 tavv. raff. vedute di Napoli (6), Portici (2), Castellamare e Vico (5), Sorrento (2), Capri (4), Ischia (4), Procida e Pozzuoli (8), Mergellina e Posillipo (6). [MM3-237]

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        Opera Omnia, recensuit Filon, in regio Ludovici Magni Collegio Professor

      Paris: A. Mesnier, Biblioplam, 1828 - "One of the acknowledged miracles of microscopic printing, and in its quality unparalleled to this day, is the type created in the 1820's by Henri Didot the Elder, using the polyamatype method invented by him. It is only 2-1/2 -point while the "Diamond Roman" used by Corrall in the Pickering editions is 4-1/2-point. In spite of its exceedingly small size Didot's type is of great beauty and amazing clarity . " - Bondy. The first book printed with the type was La Rochefoucauld's Maximes in 1827; this title, equally famous, appeared in the following year. The high esteem in which it is held is evidenced by Bondy's remark that "All the copies I have seen had fine bindings of great beauty in contemporary red or green morocco . " - just as this copy, in its elegant gilt-tooled dark green morocco First edition, thus. 2-3/4 x 1-3/4 inches; 6.9 x 4.4 cm. viii, 229pp. Full contemporary dark green morocco, gilt borders and spine, gilt doublures, a.e.g. Fine copy in full morocco pull off slipcase. Bondy, p. 91 [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Galerie du Luxembourg, des musées, palais et châteaux royaux de France contenant la collection des tableaux de l'école française depuis David, gravée au burinet publiée par Augustin Liébert, marchand d'estampes.

      Chez l'éditeur, rue Saint-Honoré, N°418 / Imprimerie de Renouard - Chez l'éditeur, rue Saint-Honoré, N°418 / Imprimerie de Renouard "Paris, 1828, grand in-folio (35,5 x 53,5cm) demi-cuir de Russie rouge à petits coins, dos rond sans nerf, filets à froid et dorés, roulette dorée à la "cathédrale" en queue. Reliure strictement de l'époque. 11 ff. (1 feuillet de titre / 9 feuillets de table de livraison / 1 feuillet de table générale des 36 planches) - 36 planches gravées sur acier et tirées sur chine appliqué. Brunet III-1074 "L'ouvrage devait avoir 12 livraisons mais il n'a paru que 32 planches en 8 livraisons avec le texte." Le tirage ordinaire était à 20 fr., celui sur Chine à 40 fr. Quelques très rares exemplaires comprennent, comme le notre, 4 planches supplémentaires, preuve qu'une neuvième livraison est finalement parue. Le 12 mars 1828, suite à la disparition prématurée de Francisque Noel, initiateur de cet ouvrage, une vente eut lieu à l'hôtel Bullion des dessins, planches gravées, impressions et matériel utilisés pour cette publication. La notice de cette vente indique qu'alors, seules trois livraisons ont été terminées et qu'une quatrième était en passe de l'être. Ce fond a très certainement été racheté par Augustin Liébert puisque toutes les planches de notre exemplaire portent son timbre à froid. Cet album reproduit des tableaux de David, Laurent, Ducis, Bidault, Pierre Guérin (Sainte Geneviève / Clytemnestre), Cogniet (Métabus), Daguerre, Lancrenon (Le fleuve Scamandre), Bertin (le tombeau d'Atticus / Aristide recevant une couronne), Girodet (Endymion / Atala), Regnault, Mme Husson (Un enfant sous la garde d'un chien), Veuve Chaudet, Comte de Forbin, Menjaud (L'avare puni), Haudebourg-Lescot (Voeu à une madone), Madame Benoist (Négresse), Drouais, Couder (Le lévite d'Ephraïm), Michallon (vue de Frascati), Steuben, Mlle Mayer (le rêve du bonheur), Richard (la duchesse de Montmorency), Garnier (Ajax), Prud'hon, Robert-Lefevre, Knip, Watelet. Les estampes dont nous avons cité les titres entre parenthèses sont données pour inédites. Quelques légers frottement au dos, petits manques de cuir sur les coins. Exemplaire sans rousseur, d'une très grande pureté dans le tirage ici sur papier de Chine appliqué. L'exemplaire de la bibliothèque du Sénat ne compte que 32 planches."

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        Autograph letter signed to R. Harlan.

      1828-62 1828 - Mott, Valentine (1785-1865). Autograph letter signed to Richard Harlan (1796-1843). New York, "15th of 1st mo" [i.e., January 15], 1820. 3pp. plus address. 230 x 189 mm. Tears along folds and lacuna where seal was broken expertly repaired, not affecting text.Excellent letter to American physician and naturalist Richard Harlan from Valentine Mott, the most celebrated American surgeon of the first half of the nineteenth century. The letter discusses medical education at "our infant University"; i.e., Columbia College in New York, where Mott was professor of surgery. The letter provides intriguing information both about the administration of Columbia College’s medical school and the college’s reputation vis-à-vis its older, more established Philadelphia counterparts:". . . Thou must know that our classes are not completely formed till about the New Year, and now I am enabled to furnish thee with the correct number of Pupils. . . . In our university those only matriculate who are pay pupils, these only we report as Students—all young practitioners and Graduates, of whom there are many, attending the Lectures are not reported by us, and therefore are not included in this estimate. The number of Students is about 160 . . .". . . [T]here is good ground for believing that our University will in time become useful to the country, reputable to the State, and profitable to the Professors—But it requires time for this, as for the reputation and success of a private practitioner; these rewards are fortunately the fruits of talents and well directed industry. It cannot be expected by reasonable men that our school will rival your University [i.e., the University of Pennsylvania, the first medical school established in the United States], whose fame has long since been established and will in all probability long continue to maintain the ascendancy. But the names of those who have given to Philadelphia its great name as a School of Physic will not always give it its present claim . . . As far as my exertions can go, they shall contribute, and they shall be the most assiduous too, in creating at some future period a respectable and useful school of medical science and Surgery in our City."Mott was a pioneer in vascular surgery: In 1818 he became the first to tie the innominate artery (see Garrison-Morton 2942), and in 1827 he performed the first successful ligation of the common iliac artery (see Garrison-Morton 2950). He was one of the first American surgeons to successfully amputate at the hip joint (see Garrison-Morton 4451.1) and to excise the jaw for necrosis (see Garrison-Morton 4447). "During his career [Mott] performed nearly a thousand amputations, operated 150 times for stone in the bladder, and ligated forty large arteries. According to his former teacher, Sir Astley Cooper, he performed more major operations than any surgeon in history, up to his time" (Dictionary of American Biography). He was the author of over twenty medical papers, and prepared the annotated and greatly expanded English translation of Velpeau’s Nouveaux elements de médecine opératoire, published under the title New Elements of Operative Surgery (1845-47). Mott also spent many years teaching surgery at various medical institutions, primarily Columbia College and the College of Physicians and Surgeons in New York. He remained active in his profession until just before his death, and received more honors during his career than any other medical man in America at that time.Mott’s correspondent, Richard Harlan, was a pioneer in the study of comparative anatomy and vertebrate paleontology in the United States in the early 19th century. In 1820 the young Harlan, just two years out of medical school, was employed as a teacher of anatomy at Joseph Parrish’s private medical school in Philadelphia, which is no doubt why he was interested in medical education. Harlan would go on to have a distinguished career: A member of several American scientific societies, including t [Attributes: Signed Copy]

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        Mapa de los Estados Unidos de Méjico

      New York: White, Gallaher & White, 1828. WHITE, GALLAHER & WHITE'S IMPORTANT MAP OF MEXICO SERVING AS A BASIS FOR THE DISTURNELL MAP OF 1846 Engraving with original hand-color Paper size: 29" by 41", Frame size: 40" by 55" This first edition of the White, Gallaher & White version of Mapa de los Estados Unidos de Méjico served as a precursor for John Disturnell's Treaty Map of 1846. Issued in 1828, the year in which the United States made a Treaty of Limits with Mexico, Gallaher & White's map is one of three exceptionally significant maps with regard to the Treaty of Guadalupe Hidalgo. Along with Henry Tanner's Map of 1826 and John Disturnell's Map of 1846-1857, the White, Gallaher & White map documents the cartographical sequence that resulted in the boundary dispute following the Treaty. A growing demand in Latin America for a map with all the legends and place names in Spanish prompted the publication of The White, Gallaher & White map of 1828. While the Tanner map was published in English, White, Gallaher & White translated Tanner's English title, legends, and place names into Spanish and slightly enlarged Tanner's map and its scale. Disturnell bought the plates from White, Gallaher & White and used them for printing his successful maps of 1846-1858. The Disturnell map claimed a great place in history when it was used in negotiating the end of the US-Mexican War, extending the western boundary of the United States to the Pacific Ocean. The White, Gallaher & White map was engraved by Balch & Stiles of New York. Their name, along with the copyright notice was imperfectly removed, appearing faintly on all Disturnell maps printed from these plates, from 1846 through 1858. A rare and incredibly significant piece, White, Gallaher & White's version of Mapa de los Estados Unidos de Méjico remains imbedded in the history of the relationship between the United States and Mexico.. Book.

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        Der Naturfreund oder naturgeschichtliche Unterhaltungen. Neu aufgelegt und fortgesetzt von C. F. Stuckart. Erster Band, mit illuminirten Abbildungen.

      (Breslau) 1828 - Mit einer Widmung von 1881 auf dem vorderen Vorsatz. Vorderes Vorsatzblatt entnommen. Sehr schlichter Einband stärker berieben und bestoßen, besonders die Ecken. Innen ABER bis auf einige wenige Flecken gut! - Interessanter Band mit sehr schönen Kupferstichen von Pflanzen, Vögeln, Fischen und Kleinsäugern. Neuauflage von: "Der Naturfreund oder Beiträge zur Schlesischen Naturgeschichte".(Nissen, ZBl 1290). Marmorierter Pappband mit Leinenrücken neueren Datums. Mit 52 handkolorierten Kupferstichen auf Tafeln. 104 S., 2 Bl. Register.

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        Carte de la Nord-Ouest de L'Amerique Voyage de Vancouver No 3 58°, 52' de latitude et 207°, 20' de longitude

      Paris 1828 - Carte de la Nord-Ouest de L'Amerique Voyage de Vancouver No 3 58°, 52' de latitude et 207°, 20' de longitude Depicts Alaskan coastline (Gulf of Alaska) Captain George Vancouver (1757-1798) Coastal Surveys of the Pacific Northwest, Alaska and Hawaii from Atlas du Voyage de Vancouver Paris: 1823-1828 Copperplate engravings 42 ½" x 32 ½" framed Captain George Vancouver was British Naval officer best known for his explorations of the Pacific Northwest of America. George Vancouver was born in King’s Lynn, Norfolk, England on June 22, 1757. He began his naval career aboard the HMS Resolution, captained by James Cook. Upon completion of two voyages with Captain Cook, Vancouver was then commissioned as a Lieutenant aboard the HMS Martin surveying coast lines. It is this work that would set him apart. Following the Nootka Crisis (which resulted in skirmishes between the Spanish and the English as both tried to assert their authority over the territory), Captain Vancouver was given the Discovery and the Chatham and charged with the task of surveying the Pacific Northwest coastline. The mission was time consuming as the Discovery and the Chatham were too large to fit into the many channels and inlets of the coastline; instead small ship boats were sent in every direction to examine the coast up close. Vancouver’s maps were so great in detail that they were used as the key reference for coastal navigation for generations to come. The English sea captain encountered aid from both Native Americans and other explorers in the area. Vancouver returned to the Sandwich Islands before completing his America surveys. Once finished in the Pacific Northwest, Vancouver and his men sailed south along the Americas before rounding the tip of Cape Horn and returning home. In addition to his contributions to navigational records of the Pacific Northwest, he also contributed many surveys of Australia, the Galapagos Islands, the Sandwich Islands and Mexico and Chile. His ships also introduced new plants such as the orange and cattle to the Sandwich Islands. Captain Vancouver was welcomed home to a flurry of political charges and was challenged to a duel by Thomas Pitt. To weak to respond, Vancouver lived the remainder of his days in obscurity. He was buried in a modest grave in Petersham, Surrey in 1798.

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        Narrative of the Sufferings of Massy Harbison, from Indian Barbarity, giving an account of her captivity, the murder of her two children, her escape, with an infant at her breast; Together with some account of the cruelties of the Indians, on the Allegheny River, &c. during the years 1790, '91, '92, '93, '94

      D. and M. Maclean, Pittsburgh 1828 - Contemporary muslin-backed paper boards Provenance: Daniel Fagan (inscription dated 1842 on the pastedowns) A classic Indian captivity set on the Ohio-Pennsylvania frontier. Harbison and her infant child were kidnapped from their home on the Allegheny River by Indians in 1792. Her two young sons were scalped and she was held captive for two days before making a daring escape with her child, eventually reaching Fort Pitt. Following her account is a description of St. Clair's defeat in 1791 based on otherwise unpublished dispatches. This copy is the second edition of the captivity, which was first published in Pittsburgh in 1825. Ayer 336; Howes H179; Field 650 (1825 edition); Graff 1775; Sabin 30291; Eberstadt 168:389; Thomson 502. (5 1/2 x 3 1/4 inches). 98pp. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Cote Nord-Ouest de L'Amerique Voyage de Vancouver No 8 Reconnue par le Cape Vancouver, Ve Partie 59°, 59' de latitude et 219°, 0' de longitude

      Paris 1828 - Cote Nord-Ouest de L'Amerique Voyage de Vancouver No 8 Reconnue par le Cape Vancouver, Ve Partie 59°, 59' de latitude et 219°, 0' de longitude Depicts Christian Sound and Cape Decision to Prince Frederick Sound, George III Island, Cress Sound, Cape Fairweather, Berings Bay and Mt. St. Elas, Alaska Captain George Vancouver (1757-1798) Coastal Surveys of the Pacific Northwest, Alaska and Hawaii from Atlas du Voyage de Vancouver Paris: 1823-1828 Copperplate engraving Sheet size: 36” x 26” Captain George Vancouver was British Naval officer best known for his explorations of the Pacific Northwest of America. George Vancouver was born in King’s Lynn, Norfolk, England on June 22, 1757. He began his naval career aboard the HMS Resolution, captained by James Cook. Upon completion of two voyages with Captain Cook, Vancouver was then commissioned as a Lieutenant aboard the HMS Martin surveying coast lines. It is this work that would set him apart. Following the Nootka Crisis (which resulted in skirmishes between the Spanish and the English as both tried to assert their authority over the territory), Captain Vancouver was given the Discovery and the Chatham and charged with the task of surveying the Pacific Northwest coastline. The mission was time consuming as the Discovery and the Chatham were too large to fit into the many channels and inlets of the coastline; instead small ship boats were sent in every direction to examine the coast up close. Vancouver’s maps were so great in detail that they were used as the key reference for coastal navigation for generations to come. The English sea captain encountered aid from both Native Americans and other explorers in the area. Vancouver returned to the Sandwich Islands before completing his America surveys. Once finished in the Pacific Northwest, Vancouver and his men sailed south along the Americas before rounding the tip of Cape Horn and returning home. In addition to his contributions to navigational records of the Pacific Northwest, he also contributed many surveys of Australia, the Galapagos Islands, the Sandwich Islands and Mexico and Chile. His ships also introduced new plants such as the orange and cattle to the Sandwich Islands. Captain Vancouver was welcomed home to a flurry of political charges and was challenged to a duel by Thomas Pitt. To weak to respond, Vancouver lived the remainder of his days in obscurity. He was buried in a modest grave in Petersham, Surrey in 1798.

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        Statistik von Amerika oder

      Versuch einer historisch-pragmatischen und raisonirenden Darstellung des politischen und bürgerlichen Zustandes der neuen Staaten-Körper von Amerika. Frankfurt a/M: Wilmans 1828. With large folded map, partly coloured. VIII + 480 pp. Publisher's halfcloth with paperlabel on spine. Browning

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        Anecdotes of Painting in England; With Some Account of the Principal Artists; and Incidental Note on Other Arts; Collected by the Late Mr. George Vertue;.

      London. The Shakespeare Press, by W. Nichol, for John Major, Fleet-Street. 1828. - Illustrated throughout with full page Copper Plate Engravings. 5 volumes, complete as issued. 4to. 6.5" x 10.0". Lavishly bound in full scarlet tri-gilt ruled straight grain morocco. Gilt-ruled spine compartments with ornate gilt-tooled fleural motifs. Gilt-ruled raised bands. Gilt titles. Exceptionally ornate gilt-tooled Inner Dentelles. Marbled endsheets. t.e.g. The most authoritative work on early English painting, here presented in a most breathtaking binding. Very Fine flawless set. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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