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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.

      [Bookseller: MW Books Ltd.]
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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.

      [Bookseller: Hordern House Rare Books]
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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.

      [Bookseller: George Jeffery Books]
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        A NEW AND COMPLETE HISTORY OF THE COUNTY OF YORK

      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]

      [Bookseller: Stella & Rose's Books]
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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..

      [Bookseller: Rooke Books]
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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.

      [Bookseller: Randall House Rare Books]
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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.

      [Bookseller: MW Books Ltd.]
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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.

      [Bookseller: LIBRERIA MARGARITA DE DIOS]
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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.

      [Bookseller: Studio Bibliografico Benacense]
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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.

      [Bookseller: Stuart Lutz Historic Documents, Inc.]
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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.

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat INLIBRIS Gilhofer Nfg. GmbH]
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        Elia

      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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        AUTOGRAPH MANUSCRIPT FRAGMENT with AUTOGRAPH LETTER SIGNED (ALS)

      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 aradersf@sbcglobal.net 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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        RAIL ROAD MARCH. FOR THE FOURTH OF JULY. DEDICATED TO THE DIRECTORS OF THE BALTIMORE & OHIO RAIL ROAD. COMPOSED & ARRANGED FOR THE PIANO FORTE

      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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        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.

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        Narrative of a Second Expedition to the Shores of the Polar Sea, in the Years 1825, 1826, and 1827, by John Franklin, Captain R.N., F.R.S., &C and Commander of the Expedition. Including an Account of the Progress of a Detachment to the Eastward, by John Richardson, M.D., F.R.S., F.L.S., &C Surgeon and Naturalist to the Expedition

      London: John Murray 1828, 1st edition. () xxiv,320,clvii,[1].[errata].. Very good. Quarto. Illustrated with 31 plates from engravings (including frontispiece) and maps (including 6 large folding maps, one hand coloured in outline). Bound in 20th century half black calf and cloth boards. All edges spinkled. Plates are in very clean condition. A tight clean copy in much better than normal condition. AB 5198. Narrative of Franklin's second overland expedition to the MacKenzie delta to explore the unknown northern coast. The first season they travelled to Great Bear Lake where winter quarters were established at Fort Franklin and Richardson undertook a survey of the Lake. The second season saw Franklin make his way westward along the coast to Return Point, Alaska from the MacKenzie delta, while Richardson explored eastward along the coast to the mouth of the Coppermine River, ascended the Coppermine and travelled overland to Fort Franklin. Throughout the narrative observations about the new country, Great Bear Lake, the ice conditions along the shores of the arctic sea, encounters with Eskimos, notes on the Dogrib Indians, the weather, travel conditions, etc are made. Scientific results are included in the Appendices. The copy of polar historian Wilfred White with his signiture on the front endpaper and a few of his pencil notes in text..

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        Resúmen Histórico de La Revolucion de Los Estados Unidos Mejicanos; sacado del "Cuadro Historico" que en forma de cartas escribió el Lic. D. Carlos María Bustamente, i ordenado en cuatro libros

      London: Lo Publica R. Ackermann, 1828. First edition. Modern half red cloth over marbled boards, brown morocco gilt spine label, rules, marbled edges. A very good or better copy in a bright binding, title leaf soiled with old edge repair, an expertly repaired chip on corner, scattered foxing, minor damp marking to top edge of plates, small puncture on advertising leaves. 8vo. Illus. with 5 b/w plates. Pablo de Mendibil's synopsis of Carlos Maria Bustamante's 'Cuadro Historic de la Revolucion de Mexico' (1823), was an attempt to popularize the Mexican cause among Europeans since Bustamante's original work was exceeding scarce. Mendibil (1788-1832), an exile from Spain living in London, one of the 'afrancesados' who had emigrated to France in 1814, prepared this work at the urging of Mexican Independistas, including the publisher Rodolfo Ackermann, for whom he had previously written textbooks. Both the original by Bustamente and the shorter work by Mendibil, are hard to find and are rarely at auction. Palau 163362. Sabin 47810. Spain & Spanish America II: 73.

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        Diccionarios de los Fueros del Reino de Navarra, y de las leyes vigentes promulgadas hasta las córtes de los años 1817 y 18 inclusive.

      En San Sebastián, en la imprenta de Ignacio Ramón Baroja, 1828. - 2 parties en 1 volume petit in-4. 2ff. XX 3ff. 433pp. 1f. (1f.blanc). + 1f. II. 1f. 114pp. 2ff. (1f.blanc). Demi-vélin à coins, étiquettes de maroquin rouge et vert au dos (reliure postérieure). Edition Originale, bien complète du supplément paru l'année suivante, de cet ouvrage classique sur le droit foral de Navarre du célèbre historien espagnol originaire de Tudela José Yanguas y Miranda (1782-1863). "El protagonismo de Yanguas en el proceso político que culminó en la ley modificadora de los fueros de 1841 (la llamada ley paccionada), e igualmente su presencia en los primeros debates intelectuales relacionados con la nueva situación de Navarra, exigen prestar una mayor atención a su figura, en buena parte aún desconocida" (Sánchez Prieto et Neva). Tache marginale à deux feuillets. Très bon exemplaire. Cf. Juan María Sánchez Prieto & José Luis Nieva, "La Aventura Política e Intelectual de Yanguas y Miranda" (Cuadernos del Marqués de San Adrián, Centro Asociado de la UNED de Tudela). Palau, 377565. [Attributes: First Edition]

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        The Tourist's Map of the State of New York Compiled from the Latest Authorities

      Utica, NY: Published by William Williams, 1828. "Engraved by V. Balch & Stiles." Period outline color, 19-3/4 x 20-1/2" on a 19-3/4 x 28-1/4" sheet with nine columns of text entitled Stage, Canal and Steam-Boat Register at right. Folding into gilt-stamped brown leather covers. Two insets: Profile of the Grand Erie Canal, and Profile of the Champlain Canal. Three columns of descriptive text on the Erie Canal. Fine condition. Second edition, with changes to the text from the first edition of 1827. Rumsey 4970; Phillips, p. 510.

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        THE TOURIST'S MAP OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK COMPILED FROM THE LATEST AUTHORITIES

      Utica: Published by William Williams, 1828.. Folding pocket map, 19 3/4 x 20 1/2 inches, with period outline color, on a 19 3/4 x 28 1/4-inch sheet with nine columns of text entitled "Stage, Canal and Steam-Boat Register" at right and three columns of descriptive text entitled "Erie Canal" at bottom. Bound into 16mo. gilt-stamped brown leather boards. Very good. "Engraved by V. Balch & Stiles." Second edition, with changes to the text from the first edition of 1827. With two insets: "Profile of the Grand Erie Canal" and "Profile of the Champlain Canal." PHILLIPS MAPS, p.510. RUMSEY 4970.

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        The Tourist's Map of the State of New York Compiled from the Latest Authorities

      Utica: William Williams, 1828. "Engraved by V. Balch & Stiles." Period outline color, 19¾ x 20½ inches on a 19¾ x 28¼-inch sheet with nine columns of text entitled "Stage, Canal and Steam-Boat Register" at right. Folding into gilt-stamped brown leather covers. Three columns of descriptive text entitled "Erie Canal." Fine condition. Second edition, with changes to the text from the first edition of 1827. With two insets: "Profile of the Grand Erie Canal" and "Profile of the Champlain Canal." Phillips, p.510. Rumsey 4970

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        A Summary of the Laws Relating to the Government & Maintenance of

      1828. The Old Poor Law Lewin, Sir Gregory A[llnutt]. A Summary of the Laws Relating to the Government & Maintenance of the Poor. London: William Benning, 1828. xxi, [1] 746 pp. (Signature BB, pp. 553-576, duplicated). 12mo. (7-1/2" x 4-1/2") Original boards with contrasting spine and printed title label. Moderate rubbing to extremities with some wear to spine ends and corners, minor stains to boards, joints starting at ends. Some toning to text, signatures unopened, internally clean. A nice copy of a scarce title. * First edition. A comprehensive digest by this Middle Temple barrister is an excellent review of the poor laws before they were heavily revised six years later by the New Poor Law Act (1834). Catalogue of the Goldsmiths' Library of Economic Literature 25655.

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        Personal Manuscript with One Colour Illustration

      [no publishing information], 1828 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. A personal manuscript, watermarked 1828. This appears to be a collection of poems, stories and letters. There is one colour illustration of a butterfly. The manuscript is written in fine19th Centurycalligraphy. There is an ink inscription of 'Elizabeth Nelson' to the verso of front free-end paper. Some of the pages are blank, and of varying colours. Condition: In a calf leather binding with gilt detail and marbled paper boards. Edges of the leaves are gilt. Externally, generally smart, lightly rubbed in places. Internally, generally firmly bound with marbled end-papers. Pages are generally bright and clean. Overall: VERY GOOD INDEED..

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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

      Pittsburgh: D. and M. Maclean, 1828. 12mo. (5 1/2 x 3 1/4 inches). 98pp. Contemporary muslin-backed paper boards. 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

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        A summary of the laws relating to the government & maintenance of the poor

      London : W. Benning, 1828. 1st Edition. Physical desc.: xxi, 746 p. Notes: Includes indexes. Bibliography: p. [v]-viii. Subject: Poor - Law and legislation - Great Britain. Poor - Services for. Related item: Referenced by: Goldsmiths'-Kress library of economic literature, no. 25655. Genre: Bibliography. Very good copy in the original full, tree calf. Professionally and period-sympathetically re-cased with the original gilt-blocked label laid-back. Ruled cross bands. An uncommonly good example - scans and additional bibliographic detail on request.

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        Musikalisches Lexikon oder Erklärung und Verdeutschung der in der Musik vorkommenden Ausdrücke, Benennungen und Fremdwörter, mit Bezeichnung der Aussprache. 2 Bde. in einem Band.Zweite berbesserte und sehr vermehrte Auflage. Meissen, F. W. Goedsche 1833. 8°. VI, 234 S.; 216 S., mit zahlr. Notenbeispielen, Hldr. d. Zt. mit eingeb. OUmschl.

      - Erstmals 1828 erschienenes Werk des Quedlinburger Gymasiallehrers J. E. Häuser (1803 - ca.1874).- ? Dieses musikalische Wörterbuch zeichnet sich durch seine Reichhaltigkeit und Vollständigkeit in der Anzahl der Artikel, und durch klare Darstellung und Erklärung derselben aus? (Allg. musik. Zeitung Bd. 35).- Braunfleckig, Ebd. etw. berieben.

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        History of North Wales (2 volumes bound as 1)

      Manchester: J Gleave and Sons, 1828 Comprising a topographical description of the Several Counties of Anglesey, Caernarvon, Denbigh, Flint, Merioneth and Montgomery..etc. In modern half leather with marbled boards, blind tooling . Spine has raised bands, title in gilt to maroon leather labels, gilt tooling. Internally, new endpapers, some light browning to edges of frontispiece, ink name to title page, Vol 1, portrait frontis, (x), 380 pp, 1 pl, Vol 2, [2], 389 pp, [1], 15 pl, numerous illustrations, some pencil notes, extra eps, dated 1859. Clean tight and complete. A lovely copy.

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        MEMOIRES DE VIDOCQ, Chef de la Police de Sureté, jusqu'en 1827, aujourd'hui propriétaire et fabricant de papiers à Saint-Mandé.

      Paris: Tenon Libraire-Editeur -1829 1828 - First edition, first printing. Four volumes. Contemporary quarter red morocco with gilt titles to the spine, marbled boards. Signed by Vidocq in the first three volumes, as called for. Engraved portrait in volume four. Bindings a little scuffed to the edges, but bright and unfaded. The contents complete with all half titles. Spotted throughout and with a previous owner’s ink stamp to the title page of each volume. Bookplate to the pastedown of all four volumes. An attractive VERY GOOD set. A hugely popular character and a very influential story. Balzac’s character Vautrin is based on the convict-policeman. A Haycraft Queen Cornerstone. Further details and images for any of the items listed are available on request. Lucius Books welcomes direct contact with our customers. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Memoirs of Vidocq,

      London: for Hunt & Clarke,, 1828. Principal Agent of the French Police until 1827… Translated from the French. In Four Volumes. 4 volumes, duodecimo (145 × 90 mm). Contemporary tan half calf, marbled sides and endpapers, spine gilt in compartments, burgundy morocco labels, top edges gilt. Portrait frontispiece to volume I. Neville Lodge bookplate to front blank of each volume. Spines tanned, boards a little rubbed, corners worn, offsetting from frontispiece, occasional spotting to contents. First English language edition of the memoirs of the notorious criminal turned police captain and the father of criminology and of the French police force, whose exploits inspired numerous writers. Born in Arras in 1775, Vidocq became a thief as a teenager and spent the years before 1809 in and out of prison before turning informant at age 34. His intelligence and creativity, skill with disguises, and knowledge of the underworld made him a star, and in 1811 he organised his own unit of plainclothes detectives, the Sûreté Nationale. Political machinations and Vidocq's own shady past led to it being disbanded in 1832, and he set up the Le bureau des renseignements, the world's first private detective agency. During his career Vidocq introduced numerous techniques to police work, including undercover investigations, the use of criminal information cards, ballistics analysis, crime scene investigation, plaster casts of footprints, and chemical methods for preventing and identifying forgery. During the 1820s Vidocq became friends with Honoré de Balzac, who used him as the template for several characters, most notably the criminal Vautrin in Le Père Goriot. Later, Vidoc inspired both Javert and Jean Valjean in Victor Hugo's Les Miserables; Edgar Allen Poe's C. August Dupin, the first fictional detective; and Émile Gaboriau's Monsieur Lecoq, himself an inspiration for Sherlock Holmes.

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        Joe Lisle's Play Upon Words

      Thomas McLean, London 1828 - It is most unusual that we should have two copies of such a scarce title in stock at the same time. Georgian humour at its worst but never-the-less a rare opportunity for any serious collector of English caricature.This copy is bright and clean throughout and the sheets have no defects. 40 hand coloured plates with variations to the running order above. The front pastedown bears the small circular label of H&M Massey By Appointment to HRH The Prince of Wales 41 Park Street Grosvenor Square W. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        The Modern Voyager and Traveller through Africa, Asia and America and Europe

      London : Fisher, Son and Co, 1828 4 volume set of this rare work which was published between 1828 and 1832 - the author beginning the series with Africa. Adams drew on a wide variety of sources for his narrative and the work is illustrated with maps, hand coloured plates of people in local costume, and black and white plates. Volume 1, Africa has a coloured vignette title page; coloured fold out map of Africa, 12 hand coloured and 3 black and white plates. Volume 2 - Asia - has a colour plate frontispiece, coloured vignette title page dated 1828, a second title page dated 1832, a coloured fold out map of Asia, 10 further colour plates and 1 black and white plate. Volume 3 - America - has a colour plate frontispiece, a title page with a black and white vignette dated 1832, a second title page dated 1832, a folding coloured map, a further 11 colour plates and 2 black and white plates. Volume 4 - Europe - has a black and white vignette title page dated 1832, a second title page dated 1831, and 11 colour plates. The set has been beautifully rebound in matching leather with marbled boards with red title and volume labels to spine. The contents in all are clean although the paper quality of volumes 1 and 4 is poorer and there is more browning and foxing to pages. The plates and maps are not tissue guarded so there is some brown spotting on the plates and marking of pages facing the plates. Volume 1 has a slight paper tear not affecting text to one page; volume 3 has some dark marking affecting one page; volume 4 has the signature 'Robinson' at the top of the title page

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        [Op. 100]. Elverhöi Skuespil i fem Acter. [Piano-vocal score]

      København: C.C. Lose. [1828]. Oblong folio. Original publisher's dark grey wrappers. [1] (title), [2]- [3] (blank), 4-75, [76] (blank), [77] (contents), [78] (blank) pp. Wrappers quite worn and torn at spine and margins; lower stained. Slightly worn and foxed internally; light staining to margins of first few leaves; occasional fingering in pencil. . First Edition. Fog p. 110. & & Kuhlau is considered, together with C.E.F. Weyse, as the foremost representative of the late Classical and early Romantic periods in Denmark. & & Elverhöi (The Elf Hill), incidental music to Heiberg's Romantic national play Elverhøj, was first performed in Copenhagen on November 6, 1828 at the King's Theatre. & & "Still more Romantic in character [than Kuhlau's music to C.J. Boye's Romantic play William Shakespeare] is his music to Elverhøj, Kuhlau's most successful work and the most often performed play in the Danish repertory. It is largely based on old Danish and Swedish folktunes skilfully arranged to fit the dramatic situations, above all the tune Kong Christian stod ved højen mast (‘King Christian [IV] stood by the lofty mast’), which became the Danish national anthem." Gorm Busk in Grove online

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        September

      London: Published by Dean & Co. Threadneedle Street, circa 1828. Colour printed aquatint. Printed on wove paper. In good condition with the exception of being backed with archival supporting sheet. A number of skillfully mended tears along the edges not extending into image. Bottom right corner has been repaired. Trimmed within the plate mark on all sides. Image size: 15 1/2 x 20 3/4 inches. 17 7/8 x 22 7/8 inches. A charming aquatint of a hunting dog named September, by the accomplished English engraver Henry Pyall. Henry Pyall was born in 1795, but first gained recognition as a publisher in 1820. By 1822, he had formed a publishing house in London with the engraver George Hunt. Pyall soon established himself as a successful aquatint engraver, producing many plates for the publishing houses of Ackermann & Co. and Thomas McLean. Throughout his career he reproduced mainly sporting and animal pictures and his soft, even technique made him an eminently successful printmaker. This charming print of a hunting dog named September is one of a pair of aquatints, the companion piece entitled "October," after paintings by Francis Calcraft Turner. This beautiful print is a marvelous example of Pyall's superior technique and keen compositional eye. Lane, Sporting Aquatints and Their Engravers, Vol. 1, p. 82, no. 1.

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        Histoire générale de l'art dramatique suivie d'un essai littéraire sur Molière et du poëme dramatique d'Halidon-Hill.

      [Le Normant for] Charles Gosselin,, Paris 1828 - First edition in French of Scott's essay on drama contributed to the supplement of the Encyclopaedia Britannica, 1815-24 and of his essay on Molière. Appended is a translation of the dramatic poem Halidon Hill which had first appeared in French in 1822. It was issued as a volume of the complete works, though obtainable separately. 2 vols, 12mo (175 × 98 mm), pp. vii, [1], 276; [4], 283, [1], complete with half-titles for the 'Oeuvres Complètes'. First and last few leaves of each volume heavily spotted, the remainder of the text very clean. Contemporary quarter calf, spines gilt, red and green morocco labels. [Not in Dargan.] [Attributes: First Edition; Hard 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 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. First edition. 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..

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        A Collection of Early Prose Romances

      London - William Pickering, 1828 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. First edition. A scarce complete first edition set of Thoms's wonderfulcollection of 'scattered specimens of popular fiction'. Rarely seen complete. Composed of eleven tales, divided into three volumes published in 1827 and 1828. Volume I contains: The Lyfe of Robert the Deuyll, a Romance from the edition by Wynkyn de Worde, The History of Thomas of Reading; or The Six Worthy Yeomen of the West by Thomas Deloney, The History of Friar Bacon, and The Pleasant History of Friar Rush. Volume II contains: The Lyfe of Virgilius from the edition be Doesborcke, Tthe Noble Birth and Gallant Achievements of that Remarkable Outlaw Robin Hood, The History of George A Green; Pindar of the Town of Wakefield, and The History of Tom A Lincoln, the Red Rose Knight by Richard Johnson parts I and II. Volume III contains: The History of Helyas, Knight of the Swan from the edition printed by Copland, The History of the Life and Death of Dr. John Faustus, and The Second Report of Doctor John Faustus. Complete in three volumes, each with a vignette title. William John Thoms (18031885), antiquary. Thoms began his working life as a clerk in the secretary's office at Chelsea Hospital, a position he held until 1844. His principal interests, early conceived, were in literature and bibliography, especially the latter. In bibliography he received much help from Thomas Amyot, the antiquary, through whom he became acquainted with Francis Douce. Douce encouraged Thoms in his studies, lent him books and manuscripts from his great library in Gower Street, and gave him much assistance in editing his first publication, Early Prose Romances. Thoms's next publications were Lays and Legends of France, Spain, Tartary, and Ireland and Lays and Legends of Germany, in which he was assisted by Douce; both appeared in 1834. In 1832 he had tried his hand at periodical literature as the editor of The Original, a miscellany of humour, literature, and the fine arts. It lasted a little over four months, running to twenty-two numbers. In 1838 Thoms was elected a fellow of the Society of Antiquaries, and in the same year was appointed the first secretary of the Camden Society, a post he held until 1873. DNBCondition: In full calf bindings. Externally rubbed, volume I joints cracked, volume III joints starting, and wear to all three spines. Internally, firmly bound. Very bright and generally clean with just a few scattered spots. Overall: VERY GOOD.

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