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        Narrative of a Journey Through the Upper Provinces of India. From Calcutta to Bombay, 1824 - 1825. (With Notes Upon Ceylon). An Account of a Journey to Madras and the Southern Provinces, 1826, and Letters Written in India

      London: John Murray, 1828., 1828. Second Edition. 3 volumes; 8vo.; pp. lxvii, 450; vi, (1), 564; vi, (1), 525 + list of subscribers. A remarkable set in publisher's original rose cloth with paper label to spines; edges untrimmed. Illustrated with 28 wood engravings. Publisher's cloth a little rubbed, faded to spines and extremities; title labels rubbed and creased with small nicks; edges lightly foxed. Small hole to first blank of vol. II. Small bookseller label and bookplate to paste downs. Internally crisp, clean and tight. A fine, uncut copy in original boards.

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        Alexander Mavrocordatos "A. Mavrocordato,

      Philhellenic: Munich, Karl August Krazeisen. 1828-1831., 1831. Black & white lithograph of Alexander Mavrocordatos from Krazeizen's "Bildnisse ausgezeichneter Greichen und Philhellene nebst einigen Ansichten und Trachten." ["Portraits of famous Greeks and Philellenes, along with some views and costumes designed from nature and published by Karl Krazeisen"). verso blank. Head and shoulders portrait with printed signature below. Alexandros Mavrokordatos ( 1791- 1865, ) He was a member of the Filiki Eteria and was among the Phanariot Greeks who hastened to the Morea on the outbreak of the War of Independence in 1821. He was active in endeavouring to establish a regular government, and in January, 1822 he was elected by the First National Assembly at Epidaurus as the "President of the Executive". He commanded the advance of the Greeks into western Central Greece the same year, and suffered a serious defeat at Peta on July 16, but retrieved this disaster somewhat by his successful resistance to the First Siege of Missolonghi (Nov. 1822 to Jan. 1823). His English sympathies brought him, in the subsequent strife of factions, into opposition to the "Russian" party headed by Demetrius Ypsilanti and Kolokotronis; and though he held the portfolio of foreign affairs for a short while under the presidency of Petrobey (Petros Mavromichalis), he was compelled to withdraw from affairs until February 1825, when he again became a Secretary of State. The landing of Ibrahim Pasha followed, and Mavrocordatos again joined the army, barely escaping capture in the disaster at Sphacteria, on May 9, 1825, by swimming to Navarino. After the fall of Missolonghi (April 22, 1826) he went into retirement, until President John Capodistria made him a member of the committee for the administration of war material, a position he resigned in 1828. After Kapodistria's murder (October 9, 1831) and the resignation of his brother and successor, Augustinos Kapodistrias (April 13, 1832), Mavrocordatos became Minister of Finance. He was Vice-President of the National Assembly at Argos (July, 1832), and was appointed by King Otto as his Minister of Finance, and in 1833 Premier. Image bright and clean; light spotting to blank borders. Karl August Krazeisen 1794- 1878. was an amateur artist and soldier in 1812 he entered the Bavarian army and took part in the 1813/1814's war against Napoleon's domination. In 1826, having by then promoted to lieutenant, along with 11 other Bavarians went to Greece,as aide to Carl von Heydeck where the Greek War of Independence was going through a critical phase, with the entrance of the Egyptians It was the first public action to support struggle of Greeks, taken by small European state of Bavarian King and Philhellen Ludwig. Krazeisen was not a professional artist. But having the ability to draw, he used his stay in Greece with historical insight, creating portraits of the heroes of the war, the sketches of camps, costumes, uniforms,and battle plans. He returned to Munich in 1827,and published his Greek album, from 1828-31 which promoted the Greek cause throughout Europe As Krazeisen had drawn all Greek leaders living at the time of his stay in Greece, his album constitutes a principal source and the most comprehensive collection of its kind: he remained the only artist to have portrayed the Greek national heroes during their lifetime. The newly founded modern Greek state honoured him with the Order of the Redeemer Under the command of Charles Nicolas Fabvier Krazeisen was present at the battles of the Acropolis, Athens from November 1826 till April 1827 (Battle of Phaleron), he is portrayed by Theodoros Vrysakis in his famous painting of the event "The camp of Georgios Karaiskakis"(1855); indeed it is clear that Vrysakis used the portraits of Krazaeisen as reference for the painting. Droulia 1426-29. Blackmer / Navari: 926; Blackmer/Sotheby's: 743). Lipperheide 1447. Philhellenic Alexander Mavrocordatos.

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        Allgemeine Metaphysik, nebst den Anfängen der philosophischen Naturlehre. Erster, historisch-kritischer Theil. Zweyter, systematischer Theil. 2 Teile in 1 Band.

      August Wilhelm Unzer 1828-1829, Königsberg - Gr.-8vo. XXX, 608; XXII, 679 S. Pp. d. Zt. m. hs. RSchild. Erste Ausgabe. - Einband berieben, stellenweise unter Verlust v. Überzugspapier, Rücken m. Knicken u. kl. Einrissen oben u. unten. Vorderer Vorsatz auf Innendeckel geklebt, hinterer v. alter Hd. beschrieben. St. auf Titelbl. Einige dezente Unterstreichungen u. Marginalien zu Beginn. Durchgehend leicht gebräunt, nur vereinzelt gering stockfleckig. gr. [Attributes: First Edition]

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        Om landskaps-målning.

      Sthlm, F. B. Nestius, 1828. 4:o. (6),158 s. Med en illustration i texten på s. 29. Samtida hfrbd med sparsamt guldornerad rygg, rödbrun titeletikett i glättad papp och helt guldsnitt. Ryggen med en lagning upptill. Tryckt på blåtonat papper, men tyvärr delvis ganska lagerfläckig. Enstaka understrykningar i blyerts.. Med en tryckt dedikation till A. F. Skjöldebrand. Från s. 89 meddelas en resonerande förteckning på "de förnämste landskaps-målare". Ulrik Thersner (1779-1828) var född i Finland och inträdde vid sju års ålder som skeppsgosse i flottan. Han deltog i kriget 1788-90, blev 1808 löjtnant i Fältmätningskåren, inom vilken han efter att ha deltagit i krigen 1808-09 och 1813-14 avancerade till major och fick 1825 avsked som överstelöjtnant. Under en kommendering som triangelmätare i Skåne utförde Thersner teckningar av herrgårdar, vilka han under 1817 började publicera under titeln "Fordna och närvarande Sverige"

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        The Scotch Forcing Gardener, Comprising the Various Methods of Forcing Grapes, Peaches, Nectarines, Pineapples, Figs, Cucumbers, Melons, Strawberries, French Beans, Cresses, and Mustard: To Which is Added, a List of Fruits Worthy of Cultivation

      Edinburgh: James Graham Temple, 1828. Hardback, no dust-wrapper. xii, 232pp. 23cm x 14.5cm. Contemporary paper-covered boards, later but not recent cloth spine with paper label. Extremities slightly rubbed. Small losses to spine label. First and last few pages slightly foxed, with occasional slight foxing thereafter. Pages uncut. Inscribed on the front free end-paper "To J. Backhouse York 1830 from the Author". Inscription from Author. 1st UK Ed.. Hard Cover. Good/No Jacket.

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        Dictionnaire Historique de la Médecine ancienne et moderne, ou Précis de l'Histoire Générale, Technologique et Litteraire de la Médicine, suivi de la Bibliographie Médicale du Dix-Neuvième siècle, et d'un Répertoire Bibliographique par Ordre de Matières

      Paris,: Béchet jeune, Librarie,, 1828-1839.. 7 parts in 4 volumes (vol.1-3 are each in 2 parts). xxiv, 902; (vi), 690; (iv), 821; (xvi), 443 pp. [total pages: 2897]. 8vo. (14 x 21 cm.). Uniformly bound in recent 3/4 red morocco, spine gilt lettered; marbled end papers. ¶ Bibliotheca Osleriane 6640; Garrison & Morton 6709.1. A very valuable work of reference with ample bibliographical data. Of all the great French medical bio-bibliographies (like Jourdan, Bayle-Thillaye) the Dezeimeris is the rarest--(Partly slightly foxed and/or browned).

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        (Birch, Paul Hansen :) Udkast til et Slegtregister over den Stenersenske Familie i Guldbrandsdalen.

      1828. U. st. Liten 8vo. Samtidig marmorert omslag. 20 s. MEDFØLGER : Samme bok i faksimile. Utgitt i Oslo. 1960. Nr. 398 av 400 nr. eks. Bundet i et brunt helskinnbind.. Denne boken er trykt på feltpressen fra 1814, er Norges første slektsbok, og regnes som uhyre sjelden. Originaleksemplaret har noe tilføyelse for hånd bakerst i heftet. Foromslaget mangler øvre høyre hjørne, I gammel hånd på tittelbladet : "Samlet og trykt af General Birch"

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      Philadelphia. Jan. 5, 1828 - Dec. 28, 1833.. Twelve (of sixteen) volumes. Uniformly bound in handsome contemporary three-quarter calf and marbled boards, red leather labels. Bit tanned. Very occasional fox mark. Else a very good, particularly handsome set. A nice run of the first twelve volumes of this informative Pennsylvania weekly, edited by the antiquarian Samuel Hazard, and published by him between January 1828 and January 1836. The DAB describes the contents of this publication: "The sixteen volumes of the series contain state papers and public documents, legal decisions, documents relating to the early history of the state, Indian history, treaties, anecdotes and antiquities, biographical memoirs, meteorological tables, mineralogical notes, and other interesting information. They are particularly rich in historical material. Some of the manuscripts in the American Philosophical Society relating to the early settlements on the Delaware were published for the first time in volumes IV and V of the series." A mine of important historical information. HOWES H365, "b." SABIN 31106. DAB VIII, p.472.

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        The Duty of Christian Freemen to Elect Christian Rulers

      Philadelphia - Printed b y William F. Geddes, 1828 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. A scarce and interesting discourse 'delivered on the fourth of July, 1827'In the seventh Presbyterian Church in Philadelphia. 'The following pages are respectfully inscribed to those members of the senate of the state of Pennsylvania, who, in February, 1828, signalized themselves, by refusing to grant an act of incoporation to The American Sunday School Union. Extracts from the sermon having been submitted to your honourable branch of the legislature, your attention is solicited to the discourse itself'. With an appendix designed to vindicate the liberty of Christians and of the American sunday school union. Condition: Smartly rebound in marbled paper wraps. Internally, firmly bound. Age-toned with spotting to first and last few pages. Overall: GOOD.

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        The Town of New Navarino "The Town of New Navarino with La Provence .... 2 days after the Battle

      Philhellenic: London Colnaghi & Son, Pall Mall East January 18th 1828. Black & white lithograph Plate 13 from Reinagle's "Illustrations of the Battle of Navarin." Printed on india paper, mounted, verso blank. View of the town and castle of New Navarino, 2 days after the Battle: "The town of Navarino stands on a promomtory at the foot of Mount Tamathia, it extends a quarter league in length from east to west, but is much less in width; the fortifications were built in 1572, and were never repaired until the war with the Russians in 1770. The town is surrounded by a wall without ditches, outworks, or rampartsand the artillery consists of about forty iron guns. Navarin surrendered to the Turks on 23rd May 1825." Dark impression; some light spotting within image ; margins cut short [2-6mm]. George Philip Reinagle RA 1802- 1835. Marine artist studied with his father Ramsey Reinagle RA. exhibited at the Royal Academy from 1822. The Battle Of Navarino was fought off the west coast of the Peloponnesus on October 20th 1827 and effectively ended Turkish resistance to Greek independence with the destruction of the Turkish-Egyptian fleet by the British- Russian- French fleet under Vice Admiral Sir Edward Codrington, hero of Trafalgar. Reinagle witnessed the battle form on board the HMS Mosquito and on his return to London produced the "Illustrations of the Battle of Navarino."published in 1828. The news of Navarino made Codrington a hero twice over in the eyes of the general British public. But in Whitehall, senior naval and diplomatic echelons were appalled by the outcome of his campaign. It was considered that Codrington had grossly exceeded his instructions by provoking a showdown with the Ottoman fleetInitially, official disapproval of Codrington had to be restrained because of the admiral's huge popularity with the public. The Admiralty's revenge took petty form, such as its refusal, despite repeated requests by Codrington, to pay his crews their traditional prize-money from the sale of captured Ottoman treasure and goods. Meanwhile, Wellington was biding his time until he felt it was politically safe to remove Codrington from the Mediterranean theatre. Finally, in June 1828, the Admiralty announced that Codrington was being relieved of his command (although he remained in acting-command until his replacement arrived in August). Although the King felt obliged by public opinion to grant Codrington the high honour of the Grand Cross of the Bath, the Admiralty's failure to give him another operational command in his remaining decade of service or to promote him to full Admiral until shortly before his retirement from the Navy in 1837, were eloquent testimony to his fall from favour. Blackmer/ Navari;1403 (Italian edition); Blackmer /Sotheby's: 942: Droulia :1591. Philhellenic Battle of Navarino The town of New Navarino

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        Official Printed Letter to the "President of Trinity College &c, &c, &c, Cambridge" Regarding the Princess' Invention - "North and South Compass"]: To the Naval and Maritime Officers of Great Britain., to ascertain the cause of the Mariner's Compasses in modern use having so greatly vacillated in the Arctic regions.

      London 1828 - [London], [August 29 1828]. On a folded leaf, size when folded: Quarto (ca. 24x19 cm). 1 p. With a hand written address, postal stamps and the princess' wax seal on the last page. Manuscript text on the same page (probably written by the princess): "With the Princess Olive's respects for the Knowledge of the University of Oxford". Fold marks, paper aged, minor chip on the last page caused by opening, otherwise a very good document. The letter addressed to all naval and maritime officers of Great Britain presents Princess Olive's invention - North and South Compass "adapted for each side of the Equator; such being upon an entire new principle, and different to any compasses hitherto made, have been appointed of by the highest scientific and naval characters". She "has been enabled, through her philosophical researches, to ascertain the cause of the Mariner's Compasses in modern use having so greatly vacillated in the Arctic regions. The Princess Olive also has discovered, that a distinct and separate Mariner's Compass is required in the North West and South East passages of the Ocean". The Princess expresses hope that her inventions "which, in all their bearings, will be found so importantly useful to Mariners in general, will experience the patronage of the naval world". At the end follows the schedule of public presentation of the models which will take place at the Princess¿ residence, "No. 2, Park Row, Mills Buildings, Knightsbridge". Not much is known about this "invention" which most likely was a way to establish the Princess' social status or to pay off some debts. An article with similar content has been published in the Morning Herald (1 August 1828). Although our letter is addressed to the President of the Cambridge Trinity College, the handwritten text expresses "Princess Olive's respects for the knowledge of the University of Oxford" [sic!]. Olivia Serres, a British painter and writer, was also known as an impostor, who claimed the title of Princess Olive of Cumberland. "Born Olivia Wilmot, a daughter of a house painter Robert Wilmot, she married John Thomas Serres (1759-1825), marine painter to George III, in 1791. Financially reckless, she was several times imprisoned for debt. In 1817 she wrote a letter to the Prince Regent, claiming that she was the natural daughter of Prince Henry, Duke of Cumberland by Mrs. Olive Payne (who was her actual aunt). In 1821, she had herself rebaptized as the daughter of the Duke of Cumberland at Islington Church, and "announced" her parentage in several letters to the newspapers and in pamphlets. The same year, however, she was arrested again for debt and placed in the King's Bench Prison. She appealed to the public for contributions, placing posters reading "The Princess of Cumberland in Captivity!" all over London, and publishing, in 1822, further details of her claims. Olive managed to persuade Sir Gerard Noel, a Member of Parliament, to make inquiry into her claims, but by this time the royal family was fighting back. In 1823 Sir Robert Peel, then Home Secretary, speaking in parliament, responded to Noel's speech in Olive's favour with a denunciation of her documents as forgeries and her story as a fabrication. It was concluded that her claims were false, but Olive escaped prosecution for forgery. Olive continued to have economical problems and was for the rest of her life in and out of debtors' prisons" (Wikipedia).

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      New York & Philadelphia: Collins & Co. and Harrison Hall, 1828-1829.. Three quarto text volumes plus folio atlas volume. Text: cxcix,[1],230,[1]; 456 [without a leaf number vii-viii, as usual]; vi,396pp., 4pp. subscribers' list at rear of vol. III. Atlas: Seventy-six handcolored engraved plates, some heightened with gum arabic, by A. Lawson (52), J.G. Warnicke (21), G. Murray (2), and B. Tanner (1), all after Wilson. Expertly bound to style in half red straight-grained morocco and period near-uniform marbled boards, spines gilt. Very good. The second full edition of Wilson's work, with plates in their most desirable form. This is the most important work on American ornithology before Audubon. "Science would lose little if every scrap of pre-Wilsonian writing about United States birds could be annihilated" - Coues. The first edition of Wilson's life-work was published in nine volumes between 1808 and 1814. The present edition was prepared by Wilson's friend and colleague, George Ord, who improved the work textually by re-arranging the work in a systematic order by species and by contributing an important "Sketch of the Author's Life" (pp.vii-cxcix in the first text volume) as well as numerous additional textual notes. He also notes in his preface to the first text volume that he arranged for the plates to be "carefully examined and retouched" by Alexander Lawson (the original engraver of most of the plates). Reading between the lines of Ord's preface, it is clear that he believed the plates in the present edition to be better than the first, and this is the current general view: it is noted in FINE BIRD BOOKS that "the plates [are] coloured better," and Wood writes: "The hand- colored drawings in the atlas are from the original copper plates, colored anew by pigments which seem to have been better quality than those used by Wilson. In the copy under notice, the colors are very fresh: those of the original are faded and in some cases quite disintegrated." In addition to the coloring, better quality paper was used in this edition, thus avoiding the foxing which almost inevitably mars the first. Thus, this edition is more desirable than the first. WOOD, p.630. SABIN 104598. BM (NATURAL HISTORY), p.2332. NISSEN (IVB) 992. FINE BIRD BOOKS 114.

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        Memoires d'une contemporaine : ou, Souvenirs d'une femme sur les principaux personnages de la republique, du consulat, de l'empire, etc. [complete in 8 volumes]

      Paris : Ladvocat, 1828. 3rd Edition. Physical description: 8 v : 2 front. (v. 8; incl. Port. ) ; 21 cm. Subjects: France - History - 1789-1815. Notes: Vols. 3-8 are said to have been written mainly by A. Malitourne, with contributions by A. Pichot, J. E. C. Nodier and C. M. De Villemarest. Cf. Querard, La France litteraire, v. 8, p. 330. "Lettres inedites de Napoleon Bonaparte, general en chef de l'armee d'Italie": v. 2, p. [347]-395. Language: French. Finely bound copies in gilt-blocked modern aniline calf, over contemp. marbled boards and leather corners. Slight surface wear to panels, with edges slightly dulled and rubbed. Some foxing evident, particularly to prelims. Corners sharp with an overall tight, bright and clean impression.

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        Darstellung des gemeinen Deutschen und des Hamburgischen Handelsrechts für Juristen und Kaufleute.,

      Hamburg, Hoffmann und Campe 1828-1832 - 4 Bde. in 5 geb. gr.-8°.XII, 424; VIII, 335, -712; II, -975, II, -1139; XV, 715; XVI, 379, VIII, -772 S. Mit 1 mehrf. gefalt. Tab. Pbde. d. Zt. Mit goldgepr. Rückentit. Exlibris. EA pp. vgl. Hamburger Schriftstellerlexikon VI, 77f.; ADB XXVI, 374f. - Meno Pöhls (1798 in Hamburg - 1849 in Elmshorn in Holstein), Rechtsgelehrter. Sein Hauptwerk war die Darstellung `des gemeinen Deutschen und des Hamburgischen Handelsrechts für Juristen und Kaufleute`. Gewicht in Gramm: 6000 [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Forget Me Not

      London, R. Ackermann; Philadelphia, and Cary, Lea, and Carey,, [1828]. A Christmas and New Year's Present for MDCCCXXIX. Octavo. Original green glazed paper boards printed with titles and illustrations, all edges gilt. Housed in the publisher's matching slipcase. Frontispiece and 13 plates. Boards lightly rubbed, some small scuffs. An excellent, fresh copy. First edition. Forget Me Not, a yearly gift book compiling short stories and poetry based on engravings commissioned by the publisher, was the first English annual of its type and an overnight success. It spawned an entire industry, with at least sixty competitors appearing by 1831. Frederic Shoberl was the annual's first editor, serving in that capacity until 1834.

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        The Red Rover. A Tale

      London: Henry Colburn. 1828, 1828. Cooper's classic tale of a notorious pirate. Three volumes, octavo. Pp.336, 309, 341. With adverts in volume 1 (September 1827) and volume 2 (undated). According to the date, this is the Second London edition, but without the "second edition" text prevalent at the time. Handsomely bound in nineteenth century full red morocco, gilt, with combed marble endpapers, inner gilt dentelles and top edge gilt. spines uniformly toned, minor rubbing to joints, some occasional spotting; a near fine set. This copy is from the extensive library of Robert Hoe, with his leather book labels to the pastedown. Hoe (1839-1909) was a noted bibliophile, pressman and the first president of The Grolier Club. His comprehensive collection was sold by Anderson Auction Company in December 1911.

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        The Clubs of London; With Anecdotes of their Members, Sketches of Character, and Conversations.

      London: Henry Colburn, 1828. First edition. Hardcover. Good. Two volumes. London: Henry Colburn, 1828. 1st. [iv],352;[ii],331,[1]pp. J.F.M. DOVASTON'S COPY with his ink ownership inscription to each volume noting that the set was the "gift of cousin M.E. Dovaston, January 1842. In my long & dismal illness". Dovaston, sonneteer, & friend of John Hamilton Reynolds, is best known for his correspondence with Thomas Bewick. He was bedridden towards the end of his life. An unsophisticated copy, entirely uncut, in original paper boards with printed paper label to spines. Spines and labels chipped with loss. Hinges sound. Bookplate (dated 1910) of The Nursery library (the Dovaston family library) to pastedowns. §An uncommon survival in the original binding, with an interesting provenance. (**PLEASE READ CAREFULLY** - This is a heavy/overweight book, therefore additional postage will be charged - To order this book PLEASE CONTACT US for a prior shipping quote and for further information).

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        Memoirs of Andrew Jackson: Late Major-General and Commander in Chief of the Southern Division of the Army of the United States / Compiled by a Citizen of Massachusetts

      Boston : C. Ewer, 1828. 1st Edition. Physical desc. : 334 p. , [1] leaf of plates : port. ; 16 cm. Creek War, 1813-1814. Southern States - History - War of 1812. Sabin 82809. Scattered marginal foxing. Finely bound in modern aniline calf over marble boards. Raised bands with a dark morocco gilt-blocked label. Spine compartments uniformly tooled in gilt. An exceptional copy - scans and additional detail on request.

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        Botanical Cabinet Consisting of Coloured Delineations of Plants

      London,: John & Arthur Arch, 1828.. Square octavo, 10 handcoloured plates, each plate accompanied by single leaf of text; in the original printed wrappers, fine. Uncommon: a separate issue of the famous Loddiges "Botanical Cabinet", including plates of two Australian specimens being grown at their nursery. This issue, in pristine original condition with the printed wrappers, provides an insight into the publishing history of this remarkable project to make the exotic plants of the world available to amateur gardeners in the 1820s.The Loddiges family, originally from Germany, had a nursery in Hackney, which by the early nineteenth century had become famous for the introduction of rare and exotic plants, most of which were ultimately illustrated in the Botanical Cabinet. The beautiful plates, engraved by George Cooke from drawings by a number of artists, use a combination of straightforward engraving, stipple and roulette, and are all coloured by hand. Each plate is accompanied by a page of effusive text, not notably scientific, but advising on the history of the plant's introduction and techniques for its cultivation.The two Australian specimens here are the Bauera rubiaefolia, "a handsome shrub", first raised in 1793 by the Marchioness of Rockingham at Hillingdon; and the Acacia impressa, raised from seeds they received from New South Wales in 1822. Testament to the far-reaching interests of Loddiges, other plants in this issue come from as far afield as Rio de Janeiro, the Cape of Good Hope, the West Indies, and Virginia.

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        Pröver af et Skrift, betitlet:"Fodreise fra Holmens Canal til Øst-Pynten af Amager i Aarene 1828 og 1829".

      Trykt i 'Kjøbenhavns flyvende Post', redigeret af J.L. Heiberg, 1828, No. 90 - 95. Lille 4to. Ialt 99 numre indbundet i ét samtidigt slidt kartonnagebind med læderryg.. BFN nr. 21. Det meget sjældne førstetryk af Andersens anden bog.The very rare first printing of Hans Andersen's 2nd book, Fodreise, which was published the following year. (See BFN no. 22). Heiberg introduced Hans Christian Andersen to the Copenhagen literary scene. In Number 90 of the Post (14 November 1828). Andersen presented the first part of his "Fodreise". The rest of this work was published in subsequent issues. "Fodreise" marked a turning point in the career of the young Andersen. For the first time he was taken seriously and was able to proceed in 1829 with its full publication in one volume. (See Houghton. Danish Literature no. 69)

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        A New and Complete History of the County of York Illustrated By a Series of Views Engraved on Steel from Original Drawings By Nathaniel Whittock

      London: I. T. Hinton , 1828. Complete in 3 volumes.Large paper copy, with plates on Indian paper. Only 80 of the large paper copies were supposedly printed.Collation.x + 491pp, ii + 598pp, ii + 550pp, 142 engraved plates. Bound in half calf, calf corners, marble boards, flat ornate gilt bands, full marble edges. Each volume have been rebacked, ( not recently ) , retaining most of the original spines, corners of boards rubbed and worn with some wear loss. Generally all 3 bindings in good clean firm condition, all boards holding firm. Internally, Constitutional Club Library bookplate on fixed endpaper of each volume, no other library marks, some light spotting or browning, very occasionally heavier in places. Pages and engravings in very good condition throughout. A good solid well bound work.A32. Large Paper Copy. Very Good. Quarto.

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      Published by I.T. Hinton, 1828. 1st edition.. Hardback. Good. Illustrated by Whittock, Nathaniel. Good condition with no wrapper. Three volumes. Full brown leather bindings. Marbled endpapers and edges. 143 b/w plates. 10.5 x 8.5 inches. All plates are present. The contents of this set are very good but the covers leave a lot to be desired! Front endpapers are missing from volumes I and III. Vols I and III have been amateurishly rebacked in brown leather and the covers are very worn. [S]

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        American Farm Scenes

      Currier and Ives?American Farm Scenes?New York: 1853Hand-colored lithograph30? x 36? framedThe publishing firm of Currier & 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.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 (among many others) Fanny Palmer, Louis Maurer, Arthur Fitzwilliam Tait, Charles H. Parsons and George Durrie.

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        A View of the American Indians. Their General Character, Customs, Language, Public Festivals, Religious Rites, and Traditions: Shewing Them to Be the Descendants of the Ten Tribes of Israel. The Language of Prophecy Concerning Them, and the Course by Which They Travelled from Media into America

      Plymouth: R. Hunter 1828, 1st Edition. (Hardcover) xii, 185pp. Very good. Small ovtavo in 19th century brown cloth, with gilt titles, rules and a design on spine. Text block clean and solid, minor toning. Much has been written and debated about the origin of Native Americans. Scientific anthropology insists that they must have come over a land bridge during the last ice age and that they are descendants of Asiatic forbears. Mormons claim that they are descendants of the Lost Tribe of Joseph through one of his sons, Manasseh. They base their claim on the Book of Mormon in which certain passages seem to coincide with some aspects of Native American legends. 4 copies OCLC Pilling 4235, Field 1698. Sabin 105493..

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        Herbert Lacy. In three volumes

      London - Henry Colburn, 1828 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. First edition. A scarce complete set and first edition of this nineteenth-century novel. First Edition bound without half titles. Complete in three volumes. Thomas Henry Lister (1800- 5 June 1842) was an English novelist and Registrar General. His novels include Granby (1826), Herbert Lacy (1828) and Arlington (1832). Granby is an early example of the silver fork novel, and was favourably reviewed by Sydney Smith in the Edinburgh Review. He was also the author of a Life of Clarendon. In 1830, he published a story entitled A Dialogue for the Year 2130, which might be described as an early example of science fiction or 'futuristic' writing, of the kind later popularized by Jules Verne and H. G. Wells. In 1836 he was appointed as the first Registrar General for England and Wales, to head the new General Register Office. He was responsible for setting up the system of civil registration of births, deaths and marriages, and organization of the 1841 UK Census. He died of tuberculosis in 1842, whilst resident at Adelphi Terrace, London. Condition: Rebacked in calf with the original boards laid down. Externally, some rubbing to the original boards. Internally, firmly bound. Bright and clean with just the odd spot or mark. Small marginal tears to p. 181 and p. 183 of volume I. Overall: VERY GOOD INDEED..

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        Matrikel på den IX. Fr. Pr. underlydande H. U. och H. V. PROVINCIAL-LOGEN N:o 3. uti Linköping med derunder hörande Loger

      Linköping: Axel Petre, 1828. First edition. Slight wear to spine, else fine. 16mo.

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        RACHEL DYER, A North American Story

      Portland:: Chirley and Hyde,, 1828.. First Edition. 8vo, pp. xx, 276. Untrimmed copy, bound in original linen backed boards, rubbed and bumped and some of the paper worn, hinges loose, chipped paper label. One inch of the top blank margin of the title-page trimmed off. Some foxing and toning, but a very good copy. Wright I 1948; BAL 14863; Sabin 52456; Hubin Crime Fiction, p. 296. Neal (1793-1876) was a prolific writer of novels, play, poems and essays. He is best known for his Rachel Dyer (1828). He spent four years in England where he was secretary to Jeremy Bentham and the first American to regularly contribute to a British periodical. He returned to the US and settled in Portland, ME to practice law and write.& Novelist and reformer John Neal was an advocate of, among other causes, female suffrage and capital punishment reform. His novel, Rachel Dyer (1828) deals with the hysteria and scapegoating that surrounded the witchcraft trials. Mixing drama with history, Neal exposes, through his protagonists, the still explosive issues of injustice and religious bigotry.

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        Braunschweig." Gesamtansicht von Süden

      Kolorierte Lithographie von Wilhelm Pätz nach Gustav Kraus um 1828. 33x43.5 cm. - Pressler, Kraus 147 - Spies 1985 233 - Blick über die Oker auf die Stadt mit dem Schlößchen Richmond rechts, im Vordergrund ländliche Szene mit Vieh an der Tränke am Fluss, Schafherde mit Hirten, Gänsehirtin, Angler, Bäuerinnen mit Rechen und einem Kahn auf dem Fluss. Das Blatt wurde unter Direktion von J. Selb, München für den Verlag der Schenk'schen Kunsthandlung in Braunschweig gedruckt. Blatt aus der frühen Schaffenzeit des Künstlers Gustav Kraus, der sich den Beinamen "Bildberichterstatter des Biedermeier." (Eugen Roth) erwarb. Dekorative Ansicht in schönen Farben. 4 Buchstaben der Verlagsangabe unten ergänzt. Wohl durch eine ehemalige Rahmung ist das Papier leicht gebräunt, was dem Blatt durchaus den Reiz einer Patina verleiht.

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        Der Brief an Die Hebraer / Erlautert Durch Einleitung, Uebersetzung Und Fortlaufenden Commentar ; Von Lic. Friedrich Bleek. [ Bible. N. T. Hebrews. German. 1828. ] - [3 Volumes Complete and Bound in 2]

      Berlin : Bei Ferdinand Dummler, 1828-1940, 1828. 1st Edition. Contents: 1. Abtheilung: die Einleitung enthaltend - 2. Abtheilung: die Uebersetzung und den Commentar enthaltend. Subject: Bible. N. T. Hebrews. - Commentaries. Notes: Pt. 1 has added t. P. : "Versuch einer vollsta¨ndigen Einleitung in den Brief an die Hebraer". Finely bound both in modern aniline calf over marble boards. Raised bands with the title blocked direct in gilt. Spine compartments uniformly tooled in gilt. An exceptional set - scans and additional bibliographic detail on request.

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        El archivo cronológico-topografico introduccion de archiveros, método facil, sencillo y de poco coste, para el arreglo de los archiveros particulares, útil a los hacendados y poseedores de bienes que tienen documentos para conservar sus intereses. Por ./

      - 4º menor (23 x 16 cm). [6], 63 pp., [11] h. de lám. : encuadernación plena piel con tejuelo en el lomo. Muy buen estado. Revisado completo. Lugar: Santiago , Editorial: [s.n.] (Imprenta de Pascual Arza), Año: 1828 Otros datos: Materia: Archivística.

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        HANDBIBLIOTHEK FÜR OFFIZIERE, oder Populaire Kriegslehre für Eingeweihte und Laien

      Hamburg, Herbig 1828-34.. Bd. 2, 4/2. Abt., Bd. 7, Bd. 10/1.u. 2. Abt., Bd. 12,/1. Abt./2. Heft, 12/2. u. 3. Abt. in 8 Bdn. Mit 13 gefalt. Kupfertaf. (dav. 1 Karte) HLdr. d. Zt. Mit Rückensch. Mehrf. gestemp. Kanten bestoßen. 2 Bde. am Rü. eingerissen. Vorhanden sind: Bd. 2: HOYER, J.G.v. Litteratur der Kriegswissenschaft und Kriegsgeschichte. Bd. 4/2: Ders. Befestigungs-Kunst und Pionnier-Dienst. Bd. 7: Grundzüge der praktischen Strategie. Bd. 10/1 u. 2: Kühne. Militairisches Zeichnen und Aufnehmen. Bd. 12,/1. Abt./2. Heft, Bd.12/2. u. 3. Abt.: STRUDENITZ, C.W.W.u. RÖDLICH. Chronologisch-synchronistische Uebersicht und Andeutungen f. d. Kriegsgeschichte.

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        Teorica degli stromenti ottici destinati ad estendere i confini della visione naturale

      Tip. del Seminario,, Padova, 1828 - Due volumi legati in uno di cm. 21,5, pp. iv, 249 (3); 225 (3). Con 6 tavole incise in rame e ripiegate fuori testo. Legatura di fine '800 in mezza percallina con punte e titoli in oro al dorso. Timbri di un istituto tecnico ceco ai frontespizi ed alle tavole. Esemplare genuino e ben conservato. Edizione originale, non comune. Cfr. Honeyman collection.

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        The Father Of The American Textile Industry, Samuel Slater, Writes A Very Rare Letter Endorsing A $3,000 Promissory Note

      ALS. 1pg. 8? x 11?. May 24, 1828. South Oxford [Massachusetts]. A very rare autograph letter signed ?Samuel Slater? to David Wilkinson, a merchant in Providence, Rhode Island. Slater penned: ?Your letter under date of the 23d Inst is at hand, covering your promissory note for $3,000 payble at Providt Bank, for me to endorse, which I have endorsed & herein return it. Enclosed is the Cashier of the Manufr Banks Notice, that my Accpet for $2,000 falls due 25/28 instant. When I accepted that Drft I understood you were to pay & take it up when at maturity. You will please to attend to it. I shall probably be in Pawtucket in the course of a week. Respcty Yours & c Samuel Slater?. Slater was, at this time, in a bit of financial trouble and may have needed to borrow $3,000 to keep his operations going. The letter has splits along the fold lines and is in very good condition. I could find no examples of Slater letters selling at major auction, attesting to their rarity.

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        Letter signed.

      Alger, 18. XII. 1828. - Large 4to. 2 pp. Together with a contemporary transcription into French. To the Crown prosecutor of Algeria, describing a case of child murder under the law of Sharia.

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      nbsp;Philadelphia - Carey, Lea, and Carey, 1828 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. An unauthorised first American edition of the collected essays of Charles Lamb. Very scarce in the publisher's original boards. The essays in the collection first began appearing in The London Magazine in 1820 and continued to 1825. Lamb's essays were highly popular and were printed in many subsequent editions throughout the nineteenth century. The personal and conversational tone of the essays has charmed many readers; the essays established Lamb in the title he now holds, that of the most delightful of English essayists. Lamb himself is the Elia of the collection, and his sister Mary is Cousin Bridget. Charles first used the pseudonym Elia for an essay on the South Sea House, where he had worked decades earlier; Elia was the last name of an Italian man who worked there at the same time as Charles, and after that essay the name stuck. American editions of both the Essays and the Last Essays were published in Philadelphia in 1828. At the time, American publishers were unconstrained by nuisances like copyright law, and often reprinted materials from English books and periodicals; so the American collection of the Last Essays preceded its British counterpart by five years. Condition: In a quarter cloth binding with paper covered boards. Expertly rebacked with gilt titling to spine. Externally, worn, though spine remains smart. Front hinge held by cords only. Internally, generally firmly bound. One or two unopened pages. Slight age-toning to pages and some spotting. Overall: VERY GOOD.

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      29 Dec. [1828]. Manuscript. Very Good. AUTOGRAPH MANUSCRIPT FRAGMENT by De Quincey of @1200 words, two pages on both sides of a sheet of paper (7-1/2" x 12-1/4") from an unknown work but titled in pencil in another hand "Battle of Taunton," unsigned. Accompanied by an AUTOGRAPH LETTER SIGNED from De Quincey on two sides of a small sheet of paper dated Saturday, December 27, "Porteus's Lodgings," which dates the letter from the winter of 1828 into the spring of 1829. De Quincey comments on the ill health of his wife and daughter and offers an apology, mentioning in the process John Wilson ("Christopher North") of Blackwood's Magazine fame.

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        The Life and Age of Man

      A wonderfully detailed hand colored lithograph from the publishing firm of Currier & Ives. This print measures approximately 11"x15". Overall this print  is in good condition with some foxing/staining/creasing and small tears to the margins. A fe repairs throughout. 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 or call our San Francisco gallery at (415) 788-5115."

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        Beskrifning öfver Mörkö socken i Södermanland, af C.

      U. Ekström. Kyrkoherde. Stockholm, i Kongl. Ordens-Boktryckeriet, 1828. 8:o. (6),+ 218,+ 27,+ (1) s.+ 3 utvikbara tabeller. Titelbladet med rödstämpel från Vetenskapsakademien. Tillsammans med: (EKSTRÖM, C. U. & SCHÉELE, C. A. von.) Teckningar till beskrifningen öfver Mörkö socken. Stockholm, 1828. Tvär 4:o. Litogr. titelblad,+ 2 utvikbara litogr. kartor,+ 24 litogr. planscher, varav 1 handkolorerad. Första bladet med liten reva och äldre papperslagning. Lätta lagerfläckar. Samtida, nästan uniforma hfrbd, guldornerade ryggar med röda titeletiketter, marmorerade pärmpapper. Två volymer. Något olika ryggdekor och etiketter. Essén s. 83. Setterwall 6064. Krok s. 158. Planscherna är litograferade av Schéele. Prosten m.m. C. U. Ekströms (1781-1859) beskrivning över Mörkö, som han skrev på uppdrag av Nils Bonde, hade ambitionen att täcka allt. Öns naturalhistoria upptar två tredjedelar av texten, med en rik beskrivning av bl.a. insektsfloran, men beskrivningen innehåller även anekdoter och folkloristik om allmogens vidskeplighet m.m. Den blev en stor framgång när den utkom 1828. Gunnar Brusewitz frågar sig (i Björnjägare och fjärilsmålare) retoriskt om "...någon författare kommit närmare det linneanska idealet för en topografisk skildring än pastorn på Mörkö". Den handkolorerade planschen föreställer ett par i sockendräkt

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        Geographische-statistisch und historische Charte von Arkansas

      Weimar: im Verlage des geographischen Instituts, 1828. Copper-engraved map, with original outline colour, in excellent condition. 19 1/8 x 23 3/8 inches. The highly important first printed map to focus on Arkansas This map depicts the Arkansas Territory, formed in 1819, as one of the jurisdictions carved out of the massive Louisiana Purchase. It includes all of the lands making up the modern state of Arkansas, as well as the Indian Lands that now form the main portion of Oklahoma. The Indian Lands were not divided from Arkansas Territory until 1828, the same year that this map was printed. The present map is remarkable in that it is the first ever printed map to focus on Arkansas itself. The portrayal of the territory is far more advanced and of a larger scale than that depicted on the map that appeared in Carey & Lea's American Atlas (Philadelphia, 1822) that relegated the depiction of Arkansas to a small lower portion of the map. The present map is also an important document of the early development of Arkansas, showing the fledgling settlements that hug the Arkansas and Mississippi Rivers, such as Helena and Little Rock, the future state capitol. The territory features nine named and one unnamed county while the vast Indian Lands to the west are inhabited by the indigenous Choctaw nation and the Cherokee peoples who were exiled there from their native lands in the southern Appalachians.

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        Tom Raw, the Griffin: A Burleque Poem in Twelve Cantos, Descriptive of the Adventures of a Cadet in the East India Company's Service

      London: R. Ackermann, 1828. First Edition. Three-Quarter Morocco. Fine. 8vo - over 7¾. Book. 25 color plates. vii + index to plates + 325 pp. By a civilian and an officer of the Bengal Establishment, aka Charles D'oyly, on spine of this copy written as Charles D'Oyley. Fine. Morocco very healthy, with only some minimal wear along front spine edge. Gilding on spine bright. Binding tight. Offsetting of plates, but otherwise text is very clean, with only occasional soilage or smudging. Plates bright.

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      Baltimore: Published and sold by Geo. Willig Junr., [1828].. 3pp. of engraved sheet music, with an engraving of an early railroad engine and cars surmounted by an eagle. Quarto. Dbd. Some foxing and soiling. About very good. "Second edition," following the first of the same year. Scarce printing of the sheet music for a march composed for the groundbreaking of the Baltimore and Ohio Railroad, featuring a very early illustration of a railroad engine and cars. This is among the earliest illustrations of a railroad in the United States that we know of, and shows the engine and four small cars. The engineer stands on the side of the engine, and the fireman sits on the front of the tender. The scene is surmounted by a large eagle, which holds two shields in its beak, one of which resembles the Maryland state flag. The music was composed by Christopher Meineke, a German- born composer and pianist who settled in Baltimore, composed much original music (both sacred and secular), and was for many years the organist of St. Paul's Church. The Baltimore and Ohio Railroad was the first passenger railroad in the United States, and on July 4, 1828 a huge celebration was held for the groundbreaking of the line, at the site of the present Camden Yards baseball park in Baltimore. This sheet music was written for that momentous event. Not in Wolfe's bibliography of secular music in America, though he does list many other compositions by Meineke. OCLC locates a total of six copies of this second edition. DICHTER & SHAPIRO, p.71, plate 11. OCLC 60424867, 54288247. AMERICAN IMPRINTS 34106. THOMSON 228.

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      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.

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