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        A Treatise on the Rights, Duties, and Liabilities of Husband and

      1828. Clancy, James. A Treatise on the Rights, Duties, and Liabilities of Husband and Wife at Law and in Equity. New York: Treadway & Bogert, 1828. xxiii, 684 pp. Octavo (9" x 5-1/2"). Contemporary sheep, blind fillets to boards, lettering piece and blind fillets to spine. Some rubbing to extremities, a few light scuffs to boards, spine darkened with light gatoring, head partially detached but secure. " (of Wm. Eno dated 1842, Jonathan Holdeen dated 1935 and one illegible) to front free endpaper, another early signatures (of Ruggles J. Hasbrouck) to head of title page. Toning, light foxing to most of text, internally clean. A solid copy. * First American edition, from the third London edition, 1827, "with great additions." This popular and useful work went through several London and American editions, and is instructive of the legal status of marriage at the time. Examines such topics as the equitable rights of both husband and wife in their legal relationship to each other, in terms of personal property, liability, debts, survivorship, suicide, inheritance, children, cohabitation, dower, arrest of a married woman and settlement. Catalogue of the Library of the Harvard Law School (1909) I:389. Cohen, Bibliography of Early American Law 11078.

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        Letters and Notes on the Manners, Customs, and Conditions of the North American Indians

      London: George Catlin. 1st Edition. Hardcover. Very Good. FIRST EDITION, FIRST ISSUE of Catlin's monumental work on the North American Indians. Complete with three maps (one folding), and over 300 illustrations on 177 plates. Catlin "had been interested in Native American life from his boyhood, and in 1828, after encountering a delegation of Plains Indians in Philadelphia on their way to Washington, D.C., he became determined to record the Native American heritage before it was destroyed by the onslaught of the advancing American frontier. In 1830 he traveled west to St. Louis, and he began a series of visits to various tribes, chiefly in the Great Plains. He made more than 500 paintings and sketches based on his observations during his travels and exhibited these works in the United States and Europe from 1837 to 1845 as the 'Indian Gallery.' In 1841 he published his best-known book, the two-volume Letters and Notes on the Manners, Customs, and Condition of the North American Indians, which was illustrated with many engravings" (Britannica). London: by the author, 1841. Two volumes. Octavo, contemporary three-quarter calf over marbled boards rebacked. First issue, with "Frederick" for "Zacharias" on page 104 in vol I. Some rubbing to bindings. Front hinge on volume I split but holding; dampstaining to margin of frontispiece and foxing to endpapers. Plate 5/6 stained, one-page map in volume II with foxing; other plates and maps generally very clean with only the occasional spot of foxing.

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        Narrative Of Travels And Discoveries In Northern And Central Africa, In The Years 1822, 1823, And 1824 Extending Across The Great Desert to the Tenth Degree Of Northern Latitude, And From Kouka In Bornou, To Sackatoo, The Capital Of The Fellatah Empire. With An Appendix

      London: John Murray, 1828. First edition. Hardcover. Modern, three quarter calf and marbled boards with two red leather spine labels printed in gilt. 2 vols. in one. Near fine/No Dust Jacket. [43] 335, 269 pages. 29 x 23 cm. Thirty-seven plates, one colored, one large fold-out map and six wood-cut vignettes. Exploration of the lower River Niger and the Guinea Coast with most of the narrative by Denham, the entire project sponsored by the British government. Dr. Oudney died at the age of 32 in 1824 of tropical fever during this exploration. Appendices of Bornou, Begharmi, Mandara and Timbuctoo Vocabulary. Plates and text generally clean, , slight toning to tile at fore-edge with signature at head, blind stamp of South African bookseller blank free front endpaper.

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        Histoire de Médard Bonnart, chevalier des ordres royaux et militaires de Saint-Louis et de la légion d'honneur, capitaine de gendarmerie en retraite

      - Epernay,Veuve Fiévet, 1828. 2 Volumes/2. -- Reliure bradel. Format in-8°( 23 x 15,5 cm )( 1370 gr ).-------- (2)ff.,II,485 pp et (2)ff.,518 pp. *************** Edition originale illustrée de 3 portraits, 2 fac-similés et 12 planches au trait d'uniformes. ************************* Engagé dès 1791 dans la garde nationale de sa ville natale à Damery, près d'Epernay, Bonnart participa à toutes les campagnes de la Révolution, de Valmy à l'Italie en 1798. Il fut affecté dans la gendarmerie. " Le volume 2 de ses souvenirs est consacré aux services de Bonnart en Maine-et-Loire de 1800 à 1818 (.). De 1812 à 1814, il sert en Espagne et y affronte guerilleros et Anglais " (Tulard, 181). [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Picturesque Tour of the Thames

      1828. first edition. One of Only "A Few" Large Paper CopiesEarliest Issue with the "Twickenham Blotch"WESTALL (William) and Samuel OWEN. Picturesque Tour of the Thames. Illustrated by Twenty-Four Coloured Views, a Map, and Vignettes, from Original Drawings Taken on the Spot by William Westall and Samuel Owen. London: R. Ackermann, 1828. Large Paper Copy. First edition, first issue plates (with two spots of discoloration in the sky on the Twickenham plate). Folio (15 3/8 x 12 in; 390 x 304 mm). Twenty-four hand-colored aquatint plates with tissue guards, two aquatint vignettes, and double-page engraved map laid down on linen.Elegantly bound by Zaehnsdorf (c. late 1960s, stamp-signed) in full crimson crushed morocco with single fillet, gilt rolled edges. Broad and richly decorated dentelles. Raised bands with gilt-roll. Compartments with gilt-ruled frame. All edges gilt. Engraved map has had to vertical tears very neatly and professionally repaired. There is a tiny amount of offsetting onto the verso of some plates from the opposite text page. Otherwise an internally pristine copy, very scarce in the large paper format.ABPC reports only two Large Paper Copies at auction within the last fifty years, in 1962 and 1992. When another Large Paper Copy will materialize is anybody's guess."Issued in 6 monthy parts in paper wrappers, and on completion in volume form... in boards. A few copies were done on large paper" (Tooley)."The scenery of the river Thames afforded material for several books, all very attractive in their different ways. Perhaps the finest is the Picturesque Tour of the River Thames [our emphasis],.. the joint-production of W. Westall, who executed nineteen plates, and S. Owen, who is responsible for two vignettes and five plates, showing the open part of the Thames from Southwark to Sheerness. Like so many of Ackermann's publications the book appeared in instalments, and was complete in six monthly parts… Fifteen of the engravings are by R.G. Reeve, the rest being by C. Bentley, J. Bailey, and J. Fielding. Two tints are used for the printing, notably a bright blue for the sky… The vignettes… are very beautiful, and show how especially suitable aquatint is for the purpose." (Prideaux).Tooley 503. Abbey, Scenery 435. Prideaux pp. 268-269.

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      Rödelheim; J. Lehrberger. 1828-30. Publishers marbled boards. 24mo. 96; 144; 194; 273, XXXI, [3]; 288 pages. 13 cm. In German. Rare 1828 pocket edition of the collected works of German-Jewish philosopher Moses Mendelssohn, father of the Jewish Enlightenment and a proponent of the Emancipation. Contents include: Mendelssohn’s Correspondence and controversial debate with the Swiss pastor Johann Kaspar Lavater concerning the doctrines of Christianity; his preface to the translation of “Vindiciae Judaeorum, ” written so as to refute critics of emancipation; and in response to the polemics concerning his preface, he wrote “Jerusalem, ” his important treatise on religious tolerance and the separation of Church and State. "Jerusalem, " on its appearance, met with little favor, yet Kant, then at the zenith of his reputation, called it an "irrefutable book" and regarded it as "the proclamation of a great reform, which, however, will be slow in manifestation and in progress, " and which, as he wrote Mendelssohn, "will affect not only your nation, but others as well. " Also includes his famous “Morgenstunden” [“Morning Hours: Lectures on God’s Existence”] wherein Mendelssohn refutes his last opponent Jacobi and sets forth his own fundamental metaphysical beliefs with his understanding of Spinoza and Lessing's "purified" ("geläutert") pantheism. This series of lectures usually held "in the morning hours" was delivered to his oldest son, his son-in-law, for the two Humboldts, and for others. Also included is the collected “Erudite Correspondence” between Moses Mendelssohn and his lifelong friend Gotthold Ephraim Lessing; includes correspondence with Johann Jacob Reiske, and an introduction by Karl Gotthelf Lessing. Originally published 1789; an excellent literary source in relation to the later “pantheism controversy” with Jacobi. (Jewish Encyclopedia 1906) . Beautifully typeset, printed on fine ragpaper, bound in original marbled boards. Subjects: Mendelssohn, Moses, 1729-1786. OCLC lists 5 copies (UCLA, Ben Gurion Univ, HUC, Washington Univ, Univ Chicago) . Lightly bumped outer boards, backstrip rebacked. Pages very lightly foxed, overall clean and fresh. Good + condition. (GER-40-20/21/22) .

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        A General and Heraldic Dictionary of the Peerage and Baronetage of the British Empire - Exhibiting under Strict Alphabetical Arrangement, the Present State of Those Exalted Personages, with Their Armorial Bearings, Mottoes & C And Deducing the Genealogical Line of Each House from the Earliest Period with an Appendix Comprising the Prelates, Surnames of Peers....

      London; Henry Colburn, 1828. 2nd Edition, Enlarged. Subsequent editions appeared irregularly and often in parts. Tissue-guarded portraits, 91pages of armorial bearings. Subjects: Nobility--Great Britain. Knights and knighthood--Great Britain. Finely bound in moden buckram with a red morocco, gilt-blocked label. Minor scattered marginal foxing. Remains an exceptional copy; tight, bright, clean and strong. Scans on request.

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        Chansons de P.J. De Béranger; Anciennes, Nouvelles et Inédites, Avec Des Vignettes de Devéria et de Dessins Coloriés D'henri Monnier Suivies Des Procès Intentés À L'auteur [Verses of P.J. De Béranger; Old, New and Unchanged, with Vignettes by Devéria and Colour Drawings by Henri Monnier Following the Intentions of the Author]

      Paris: Baudouin Frères 1828. () 439; 438 + 33 coloured plates, 87 engravings. Very good. 2 vols. Quarto. Contemporary 3 / 4 blue calf, marbled boards. Gilded, stamped spines; gilt rules to same. Some wear to corners and edges of boards. Marbled endpapers; discreet armorial bookplates to both volumes. Second bookplate to verso of front fly (vol.1), signed letter (dates 21 Août, 1834) bound in at front of same, further signed inscription to fly. Engraved frontis; adhesive offset to title page of first volume from pencil sketch pasted to verso of same. Some mild water staining to pages of second volume, not intrusive; edges slightly browned on both. Illustrated with B / W vignettes in text, further addtional 87 plates from engravings and 33 hand coloured plates bound in; some foxing to edges of plates, but not intrusive. An exceptionally handsome pair. Grangerised edition of Béranger's third volume of collected sonnets with a signed inscription by the author, letter of provenance and tipped-in pencil caricature of Béranger, signed by the artist. Some 120 extra plates divided between the volumes, many by the French caricaturist Henri Bonaventure Monnier, the creator of the bourgeois character M. Prudhomme. Pierre-Jean (de) Béranger made his name writing satirical poetry, much of which displeaseGrangerised edition of Béranger's third volume of collected sonnets with a signed inscription by the author, letter of provenance and tipped-in pencil caricature of Béranger, signed by the artist. Some 120 extra plates divided between the volumes, many by the French caricaturist Henri Bonaventure Monnier, the creator of the bourgeois character M. Prudhomme. Pierre-Jean (de) Béranger made his name writing satirical poetry, much of which displeased Napolean Bonaparte. This volume alone garnered the author nine months in prison and a fine of 10 000 francs. D Napolean Bonaparte. This volume alone garnered the author nine months in prison and a fine of 10 000 francs..

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        Precis du Systeme Hieroglyphique des Anciens Egyptiens ou Recherches

      L'Imprimerie Royale 1828 - 2 volumes, bound in 1. xxiv, 468; 48 pages. 51 of 52 lithograph plates; 8 folding. 8vo. Later cloth. Library with stamps on various leaves and plates.Paris: Emprimerie Royale, 1828.Second and best edition, with errata/binder's notice in volume I, andthe half-title and title to volume II SOLD-AS-IS. (cf. the imperfect Blackmer sale copy,lot 466). "Champollion, whose claims were hotly disputed for manyyears after his death, is now universally acknowledged to have been the founder of Egyptology." EB V, 831; Brunet I, 1780. BM 5: 400 (794) [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Matrikel pÃ¥ 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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        Itinéraire Pittoresque du Fleuve Hudson et des parties latérales de l'Amérique du Nord

      Paris: Henri Gaugain et Cie, 1828-29. 3 volumes. (text: 2 vols., quarto, 13 1/8 x 10 inches; atlas: folio, 13 x 18 1/2 inches). Text: half-titles. Atlas: pictorial lithographed upper wrapper bound as a title page, by Georges after Smith, 54 fine uncoloured lithographed views after Milbert by Deroy, V. Adam, Villeneuve, and others, all the plates on india paper mounted, 1 hand-coloured double-page lithographed map after H. Toquet. Expertly bound to style in dark blue half straight-grained morocco over contemporary marbled paper-covered boards, the flat spines divided into six compartments with double gilt rules, lettered in the second and fourth compartments, the others with simple repeat decoration in gilt. First edition. A fine set including an outstanding series of American views, which `constitute a unique and valuable record' (Sherman) of the natural splendors to be seen along the Hudson, in New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania and Niagara. `Milbert sailed from Havre on the 1st of September, 1815, and arrived in New York on the 20th of the following October. He settled in New York, where his first work was the making of several drawings of the mechanism of steamboats. He soon, however, turned to portrait-painting, and taught drawing. Milbert was later attached to the commission in charge of the leveling preparatory to the establishment of the Champlain Canal. In this connection he made a journey in one of the large steamers plying upon the Hudson. It was on this voyage that he collected much of the material for his Itinéraire Pittoresque. A few years after his arrival in New York he was charged by M. Hyde de Neuville, the French Minister, with the preparation of certain collections of natural history specimens, destined for the King's Garden in Paris. In his report on this collection, which is printed in full in his Itinéraire Pittoresque, he styles himself "Voyageur, Naturaliste du Gouvernement et Correspondant du Museum d'Histoire Naturelle au Jardin du Roi." It was through Milbert's efforts that the first living specimen of the American buffalo was introduced into France. On pages 33-6 of the first volume of text is given a very interesting description of the architecture and interior arrangement of the private houses of New York at this period' (Stokes Iconography of New York) Most of the plates depict scenes in New York State, including New York City, West Point, Albany, Troy, Saratoga Springs and Niagara Falls. This set includes the rare 54th plate that is often lacking, as well as the fine coloured folding map of the northeastern United States. The area covered goes west to Ohio and the Great Lakes, and south to Virginia, with a significant portion of Canada, also included is an inset of the Hudson River region. Fine views are included as well of Massachusetts, Rhode Island, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Maryland and Virginia. 'As an artist, Milbert loved to paint American landscapes, particularly those which showed the Hudson, "King of Rivers," flowing majestically through the mountains ... boundless curiosity, plus a contagious enthusiasm and a delightful sense of humor, make the journal as lively a document today as when it was penned a hundred and forty years ago. The pictures of what he saw, as of the time he drew them, constitute a unique and valuable record.' (Sherman). Brunet III, 1713; Deak p. 299; Howes M592; Monaghan 1072; Ray, French 110; Sabin 48916; Constance D. Sherman "A French Explorer in the Hudson Valley" in the New York Historical Society Quarterly 45 (July 1961), pp.255-280; Stokes Iconography of New York p.569; cf. Streeter Sale 910

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

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

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        Presumption, or the Fate of Frankenstien (sic) [Frankenstein.]

      Theatre Royal, Edinburgh,, 1828. Frankenstien [sic] by Mr Pritchard – De Lacey by Mr Felton – Clerval by Mr Montague Stanley – Fritz by Mr MacKay ... The Monster by T. P. Cooke ... Playbill, approx. 10.5 x 8 inches. Mounted, glazed and framed. An early 19th-century playbill advertising the performance of Frankenstein together with three other plays at the Theatre Royal in Edinburgh, 31 March 1828. This first adaptation of Frankenstein was a three-act opera by R. B. Peake. It featured an inarticulate monster and an assistant named Fritz, and included the line "It lives! It lives." When Mary returned to England and saw the play, she commented that she was "much amused and it appeared to excite a breathless eagerness in the audience" (Donald F. Glut, The Frankenstein Legend, 32).

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        View of the Palais Royal, drawn in Octr. 1827

      London: Wiliiam Daniell, 15 August 1828. Hand-coloured aquatint engraving by Daniell. 18 x 28 3/8 inches. A fine very rare architectural view of the residence of the Louis Philippe, Duc d'Orleans. The scene that Daniell presents is full of life and interest: the foreground teems with figures going about the every day life of the palace, whilst to the left hand side building work progresses with workmen on scaffolding concentrating on hoisting a large block of stone shown half way up the façade. Although this print is not recorded by Sutton in his magisterial work on the Daniells, he does list a picture exhibited at the Royal Academy in London in the summer exhibition of 1828, titled `Scene in the grounds of H.R.H. the Duke of Orleans at Neuilly'. This may be of the same scene in which case it appears that Daniell issued the present print in an attempt to take advantage of the interest that the picture in the exhibition was generating. William Daniell (1769-1837), nephew of Thomas Daniell, R.A. is best known for his views of eastern scenery. `In 1784 he accompanied his uncle to India, and there helped him with drawings and sketches. On their return in 1794 he worked upon their important publication, 'Oriental Scenery.' Between 1795 and 1838 he exhibited as many as 168 pictures at the Royal Academy and 64 at the British Institute. His earlier exhibits were Indian views, but from 1802 to 1807 he sent many views of the north of England and of Scotland. He published 'A Picturesque Voyage to India,' 'Zoography,' in conjunction with William Wood, F.S.A., 'Animated Nature,' 1807, 'Views of London,' 1812, and 'Views of Bhootan,' 1813, from drawings by Samuel Davis, of the East India Company's service, who visited Bhootan in 1783. In 1814 Daniell began 'A Voyage round Great Britain'; this was published in four volumes in 1825… He painted, together with Mr. E. T. Parris, a 'Panorama of Madras,' and afterwards, unaided, another of 'The City of Lucknow and the mode of Taming Wild Elephants.' He became a student of the Royal Academy in 1799, in 1807 was elected associate, and in 1822 a full member of that body.' (DNB). Not in Sutton

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      Paris: Ambrois Dupont. Good+. 1828. First Edition. Hardcover. Clean marbled boards. Spine leather and gilt lettering worn. A few lightly foxed pages. Prior owners book-plate, Royal Crown over the initials AFC. Preface dated 10/1827. The preface of the Original Edition became the menefesto of the Romantic Movement in France. Literature; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 476 pages .

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        Illustrations of the Passes of the Alps, by which Italy Communicates with France, Switzerland, and Germany. 2 volume set

      London: William Brockedon. G : in Good condition with marbled eps. Covers rubbed scuffed and bumped. Titles from spine missing. Foxing and light browning throughout but not generally impacting on the engravings and maps which are overall clean and bright. Volume II ep has part of marbling paste down missing of approximately 3 inches by 2 inches. Both volumes tightly bound. The majority of engravings have a small embossed stamp 'Passes of the Alps' with initials 'WB' located either at the foot or side of the plate. Volume II has error slip with explanation accompanying the map of The Cornice. 1828. First Edition. Leather/gilt cover. 96 tissue guarded engraved plates and 13 maps including one fold out :: 280mm x 220mm (11" x 9") :: Volume I contains details of the following Passes: The Little St. Bernard; The Mont Genevre, The Mont Cenis, The Mont St. Gothard, The Great St. Bernard and The Stelvio. Volume II contains details of the following Passes: The Cornice, The Grimsel and the Gries, The Bernardin and The Splugen, The Brenner, The Tendre and The Argentiere and The Simplon. Each section contains a description of the routes, 8 engraved plates including title and end vignettes and map. The Simplon section in volume II also includes a General Map of the Great Chain of the Alps. The majority of engravings are by Edward Finden from drawings by the author .

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      [London: Reynell, 1828].. 16pp. Dbd. Minute dust soiling, faint foxing, some leaves loose. Very good. A self-published work, Beltrami's defense against his critics. This pamphlet is the second such rant by Beltrami. In an earlier pamphlet he responded to criticism leveled against the first edition of his LA DECOUVERTE DES SOURCES DU MISSISSIPPI ET DE LA RIVIERE SANGLANTE DESCRIPTION DU COURS ENTIER DU MISSISSIPPI... (New Orleans, 1824), his account of a voyage to the headwaters of the Mississippi with the Long expedition. Chief among that criticism, which appeared in the QUARTERLY REVIEW, was that Beltrami did not include a map in his narrative. Despite his defiant response, the second edition (London, 1828) included a map. Here Beltrami responds to criticism of a more general nature, dealing with certain minor details of his narrative. Good insight into the explorer's petulant character. Quite rare. Not on OCLC. SABIN 4603 (ref).

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      Philadelphia. 1828/1830.. Two volumes. [4],xii,268; 276pp. plus 100 plates printed in green. First volume: Original cloth-backed printed paper boards, paper label. Front board nearly detached, boards rubbed and stained. Institutional ink stamp on titlepage. Lightly tanned, else quite clean internally. Good plus. Untrimmed. Second volume: Contemporary spotted calf, gilt leather label. Early ownership signature on front free endpaper. Tanning and foxing. Good. In individual cloth chemises and slipcases, leather labels. The most important work of the eccentric polymath naturalist, Rafinesque, based on his fifteen years' experience collecting American medicinal plants. Rafinesque visited the United States in 1802-4, returning as a permanent resident in 1815. He travelled extensively in the eastern and midwestern United States, and was professor of natural history at the University of Kentucky in the early 1820s, making a significant contribution to American botany. This book, self-published in an individual style, as with many of his productions, contains cataloguing of hundreds of American medicinal plants. It is illustrated by 100 plates printed entirely in green. This is Rafinesque's most extensive work, as well as being one of his most important contributions. As with all of his works, it is quite rare. TAXONOMIC LITERATURE 8579. SABIN 67457. NISSEN (BBI) 1579. FITZPATRICK 554, 557.

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        Medical Flora; Or, Manual of the Medical Botany of the United States, 2 volumes, complete

      Philadelphia: Atkinson and Alexander, 1st edition, 1828-1830.. Some mild, marginal text browning, some occasional scattered foxing to a few pages in volume 1, a few plates with some browning, overall a very good copy in an attractive binding.. Pp. [8], xii, 268; 276, + 100 wood-engraved plates printed in green (10 plates are in fine color facsimile). Later brown calf, spine with 5 raised bands, gilt decorations, and green morocco title labels stamped in gilt over marbled boards, sm 8vo. This work contains illustrations and descriptions of medical plants, with their names, qualities, properties, and histories, etc. "Rafinesque's most important work was his Medical Flora - which became the vade-mecum of the Botanic physicians." (Packard in Lilly, 137). Plates 60, 62, 63, 67, 68, 69, 73, 81, 82, and 83 are presented in fine color facsimile that match the originals closely (see photograph of facsimile plate 62 in photo section). A very rare work that seldom comes up for sale.

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        The Holy Bible, Containing the Old and New Testaments: Translated out of the Original Tongues, and with the Former Translations Diligently Compared and Revised [Authorised/KJV version]

      New-York: Stereotyped for the American Bible Society by D. & G. Bruce, 1828. Leather Bound. Very Good. 4 1/2 x 7 1/4 inches. 837 numbered pages. 109th edition stated on verso of title page. New Testament with separate title page. Printed in two column Roman type. A few quires extended. Bound in full contemporary brown leather with black morocco spine label and gilt lettering. Edges rubbed and old split in front hinge repaired with Japanese tissue. Hills 626. The Rare "Hornet" Bible: Hills locates 1 copy: "known as the Hornet copy. Note on last leaf reads 'USS Hornet foundered at Sea in the Gale of Sept. V, 1829. And 199 Bibles like this went down with her. Simonds. This is the only one saved. Myself the only person.' ...For further details see David H. Clift, 'The Hornet Bible,' The New York Public Library Bulletin xxxix, No 6 (June 1935) 441-445.

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        The First Settlers of New-England; Or, Conquest of Pequods, Narragansets and Pokanoketsas Related by a Mother to Her Children

      Boston, Munroe And Francis, [1828?], 1828. 1st Edition. Uninked, impressed stamp to the title. Description: vi, [7]-282 p. , 1 l. Front. 16 cm. Subjects: Indians of North America--Wars--1600-1750. New England--History--Colonial period, ca. 1600-1775. 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 bibliographic detail on request.

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        Prolusiones Academicae praemiis annuis dignatae et in curia cantabrigiensi recitatae comitus maximis A.D. M.DCCC.XXVIII

      Cambridge: J. Smith, [1828]. Hard Cover. Very Good. Hard Cover. This is a fascinating and unique compilation, with three manuscript documents from the early 1860s associated with the lawsuit brought by Alfred Tennyson against the publisher, John Camden Hotten in 1863 as a result of Hotten's distribution of the pirated edition of Tennyson's poetry. The manuscripts comprise a partial transcription of "Timbuctoo," a transcript of the official "bill of complaint" (with a relevant clipping from Hatten's 1862 catalog describing "a rare copy" of Tennyson's poetry), and fourteen pages with copies of some of the pirated poems. The volume contains printed copies of five Cambridge prize poems by Christoper Wordsworth and Frederick Tennyson dated 1828. From a handwritten contents page it appears that Tennyson's contemporaneous prize poem Timbuctoo was at some point present, but was extracted (presumably by a dealer to sell it separately). The remaining poems are rare. Bound in stiff vellum with soiled and curled covers. Marbled endpapers. Rear free endpaper slightly pulled away from joint. Interior pages have occasional light foxing and browning to page edges but otherwise in very good condition. Unpaginated. POE/112912.

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        Biographie W. A. Mozart`s. Nach Originalbriefen, Sammlungen alles über ihn Geschriebenen, mit vielen neuen Beylagen, Steindrücken, Musikblättern und einem Facsimile. Nach dessen Tode herausgegeben von Constanze, Wittwe von Nissen, früher Wittwe Mozart

      Leipzig, Breitkopf & Härtel 1828.. 2 Tle. in 1 Band. Mit 8 lithographischen Tafeln (davon 1 mehrfach gefaltet), 1 gefalteten Faksimile (Notenhandschrift), 1 Faltblatt (Nissens Grabschrift) und 8 Bl. gefaltete Musikbeilagen. XLIV, 702 S.; 219 S. Sehr dekorativer HLdr. d. Zt. mit ornamentaler Rückenverg. und goldgepr. Rückentitel. 21,5 x 13 cm. Eitner VII 97 f; Slg Wolffheim II 577; Hirsch, Mozart-Bibliothek, S. 12. - Erste Ausgabe dieses wichtigen, grundlegenden Quellenwerkes, herausgegeben von Mozarts Witwe, deren zweiter Ehemann das Buch verfasste. Mit sämtlichen Beilagen, auch dem meist fehlenden großen Familienporträt. "Vollständige Exemplare mit sämtlichen Beilagen sind selten. Das Buch ist auch heute noch als Quelle wertvollen Materials von Bedeutung" (Wolffheim). - Minimal berieben. Nur vereinzelt leicht braun- oder stockfleckig (die Falttafel etwas stärker betroffen), insgesamt sauber. Sehr schönes und wohlerhaltenes Exemplar!

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      Berlin. 1828-1900.. Seventeen parts bound in four volumes. An extremely rare complete set with 156 plates (many handcolored - see below for details and full collation) by Schmidt, F. Bürde, Pohlka, and others, after Müller, and by and after B. Wienker and S. Weber. Folio. Bound in modern half morocco by James Brockman. An important treatise on vertebrate and invertebrate zoology. It contains chapters on mammals and birds by Ehrenberg, and, in a later supplement, additional matter on the same subjects by P. Matschie; reptiles by G. Tornier, and fish by F. Hilgendorf. The third volume is devoted to insects. The book collates as follows: Volume 1: PARS ZOOLOGICA I. Unsigned title, 4 unsigned leaves of dedication, 4 leaves signed 1-4, unsigned part title "Mammalium Decas I. Continuata explicatio," unsigned explanatory leaf in Latin & German text dated 1829. MAMMALIUM...DECAS PRIMA...1828. Original printed wrappers bound in. a-ll in single leaves, nine handcolored lithographs, one handcolored engraving. MAMMALIUM...DECAS SECUNDA...1830. Original printed wrappers bound in. a-rr in single leaves, ten handcolored lithographs. AVIUM...DECAS PRIMA...1828: front printed wrapper, a-b2, c-gg in single leaves, ten handcolored lithographs. AVIUM…DECAS SECUNDA...1829. Original printed wrappers bound in, ten handcolored lithographs. Volume 2: ANIMALIA EVERTEBRATA EXCLUSIS INSECTIS...SERIES PRIMA CUM TABULARUM DECADE PRIMA 1831. Front printed wrapper, unsigned half title, a-i2, k1, a2, b1, a-b2, a-c2, al2, m1, a-c2, rear printed wrapper. ANIMALIA EVERTEBRATA INDEX DECADIS PRIMAE 1828. Front printed wrapper, three handcolored aquatints, seven handcolored etchings. ICONES ADHUC INEDITAE...ZOOLOGICA 1899. Front printed wrapper, unsigned title, unsigned foreword, pp.1-17 (18). ZOOTOMICORUM...DECAS PRIMA...1828. Original printed wrappers bound in. Twenty-two plates (nine of mammals, one of a bird, three of fish, four of reptiles, one of mollusca, four of phytozoa), comprising seventeen lithographs (of which three handcolored), and five engraved plates (of which two are handcolored). PISCIUM...DECAS PRIMA...1828. Original printed wrappers bound in, ten plates comprising seven handcolored lithographs and three handcolored engravings. Volume 3: INSECTORUM...DECAS PRIMA [-DECAS QUINTA]...1829-1845. Original front and rear printed wrappers bound in excepting those for Decas V which are provided in excellent facsimile, 93 text leaves, fifty handcolored engraved plates. Volume 4: ICONES ADHUC INEDITAE...BOTANICA...1900. Unsigned title, unsigned foreword, pp.1-65 (66), fourteen plates comprising ten etched plates (all but one handcolored), and four handcolored lithographs. PLANTARUM COTYLEDONEARUM...DECAS PRIMA...1828. Original printed wrappers bound in, seven handcolored lithograph and three handcolored etchings. Berlin. 1828- 1900. Extremely rare in this complete form. An on- line survey of library holdings suggests that the following institutions may have complete copies: UK = British Library, Bodleian, Cambridge; North America = Alberta, McGill, Academy Natural Science, AMNH, University of Kansas (with other possibles at Harvard, Berkeley, Smithsonian, University of Michigan & Brown University); Europe = CISC (Spain), Rome, Gottingen, Staatsbibliothek Berlin, Austrian National Library (with other possibles at Freiburg, Leipzig, Stuttgart, Tubingen, Rostock & Munich); R.o.W. = Australian National Library. We have not been able to verify any of these holdings, and it is distinctly possible that many, if not all, may well be incomplete. The Avium Decas Secunda seems to be the part most frequently wanting (Bradley Martin had the Decas Prima only - it made $3300 in his sale in 1989); and the botanical section is also frequently lacking in institutional copies. There is an auction record for a supposed “complete” copy: Sotheby's, May 15, 1978, lot 116, sold for £1,600 to Asher, but this only had 147 plates and seems to have lacked the Avium Decas Secunda. Nissen 1247 gives an unsatisfactory collation mentioning only 122 plates; BM (NH) II:515 is nearer the mark but has 146 plates only, lacking the Avium Decas Secunda. A definitive account of the insects is given in Dr. Baker's article C.G. EHRENBERG AND W.F. HEMPRICH'S TRAVELS 1820-1825 AND THE INSECTA OF THE SYMBOLAE PHYSICAE, 1997. The text for this section was by Johann Christoph Klug, 1775-1856. "From 1820 to 1825 [Ehrenberg] and his friend Wilhelm Hemprich travelled along the Nile and collected in the Libyan Desert, Mount Sinai, the cedar woods of Lebanon and the Red Sea up to Abyssinia. They sent home 114 boxes filled with 46,000 plant and 34,000 animal specimens...the explorers often found themselves caught between warring tribes...By the time it ended three-quarters of the expedition members had died, including Hemprich...[Ehrenberg] was made professor at Berlin University and given an institute to assist him in completing 800 copperplates for his SYMBOLAE PHYSICAE. However because of his extremely exact textual research, he was only able to finish 80..." - Jahn, pp.17-18 (in THE LINNEAN Ehrenburg issue, 1998). McGILL/WOOD 330.

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        Panorama of the Rhine from Cologne to Mayence. -

      London, S. Leigh, (1828).268 X 23 cm. Original cloth over boards. Folding panorama of the Rhine engr. by John Clark (Waterloo-Clark) in fine contemporay hand colouring. Without the explanatory text. Small tear neatly repaired, otherwise very well preserved. Thieme Becker VII, 48.

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        Catalogue des Livres de la Bibliothèque de Mr. A.M.H. Boulard

      xxxii, 507 pp.; 2 p.l., xvi, 287 pp.; [iii]-viii (title-page lacking), 792 pp.; 4 p.l., 171 pp.; xliii, 319, [5] pp. Five vols. bound in three. 8vo, cont. calf-backed marbled boards. Paris: Gaudefroy & Bleuet et al., 1828-29-30-33-28. The extraordinary sale catalogue of an enormous library, the largest ever formed by an individual according to Hoefer. Boulard (1754-1826), has a secure place among the greatest bibliomaniacs in the annals of book collecting. At his death, he owned more than 300,000 volumes "of unequal value, but including veritable curiosities" (D.B.F.). The dealers who organized the auction were confronted with an almost impossible task; many volumes were simply discarded. "We are told that a hundred and fifty thousand volumes were set aside as not worth listing separately and were sold in bundles of thirty and forty books...Four volumes contain French books, and a fifth contains books in other languages. The fact that the first volume lists some thirty thousand volumes of theology, law and science gives an idea of the collection."-Taylor, Book Catalogues, pp. 121-22 (but getting the dates of the sales wrong). The five sales contained 17,000 lots, but many of these consisted of up to ten or twelve titles, all individually listed. The dispersal took 248 days. Parts I & V were sold in 1828, Part II was sold in 1829, III in 1830, and IV in 1833 (with an authors' index). Richard Heber bought all the historical books in Vol. III. Boulard, "notaire au Châtelet," had a considerable reputation as author and collector under the Ancien Régime, but, in spite of his wealth, survived the Revolution. He became "maire" of the XIth Arrondissement, and deputy under Napoleon. He was the literary executor of La Harpe, and made numerous translations from the English and German, being an excellent linguist. His biography by Duviquet and his bibliography in Vol. I of the catalogue are the best extant. Bound-in at the end of the final volume are three further catalogues: 1. Nodier, Jean Charles Emmanuel. Catalogue des Livres. 1829. 130 pp., 1 leaf. 917 lots. 2. Rossel, -- de. Catalogue des Livres. 1829. 1 p.l., 62 pp. 497 lots. Not in Grolier Club. 3. Druon, -- de. Catalogue des Livres. 1833. 46, [1] pp. 585 lots. Fine and handsome set. In very fresh condition. ❧ Grolier Club, Printed Catalogues of French Book Auctions...1643-1830, 599, 600, 603, & 615. N.B.G., 6, col. 940. .

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        Massa out ?Sambo Werry Dry?

      Rare mezzotint of a Sambo. 1828. London. Pidding & Co. Slightly overall toning, else fine. 400 mm x 285 mm.              A fine mezzotint on wove paper by Pidding (1797 ? 1864) depicting a black man sitting at a table near the window, pouring out a glass for himself with a dog sitting at his feet. Taken from the original picture in the collection of Charles Townsend. Very attractive and decorative. Exceedingly rare,we have been only able to trace one ?imperfect- example sold at auction: Christie?s, Sale 5955, Lot 1243 (£938).

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      London: Henry Colburn, 1828. Second Edition. Hardcover. 229 x 146 mm (9 x 5 3/4"). Five volumes. Edited by Richard Lord Braybrooke. Second Edition. ESPECIALLY ATTRACTIVE POLISHED TREE CALF (stamp-signed by Jenkins & Cecil on front flyleaf), covers bordered with gilt chain roll, raised bands, spine compartments handsomely gilt with knotwork centerpiece surrounded by small tools and with scrolling foliate cornerpieces, decorative rolls on bands and at head and foot of spine, red and blue morocco labels, turn-ins with fine foliate roll, marbled edges and endpapers. Engraved frontispiece portrait, six additional portraits, tailpiece, folding map, two double-page views, and a two-page facsimile of Pepys' handwriting. A hint of wear to extremities, plates a little foxed, but A VERY HANDSOME SET IN QUITE FINE AND BRIGHT CONDITION, the text especially fresh and clean. In his own time, Pepys was known as the Secretary of the Admiralty, a post he held from 1673-88, and it was through his work in this position that he earned the credit for rejuvenating an English navy that during his day had reached its lowest point since the Middle Ages. But to us, Pepys (1633-1703) is famous for this diary of the 1660s, giving important historical detail of momentous events in London and at the same time revealing (though not until its encoded language was deciphered in 1825) a candid account of his uninhibited private affairs. This handsomely bound set is apparently an uncommon example of the work of the Jenkins & Cecil firm. Ramsden does not give an address for them, but notes that one of their volumes was item #920 in the Huth Library sale (a copy of Brathwait's "Arcadian Princess" in sprinkled calf), and puts the date of that binding after 1840. The British Library Database of Bookbindings has an entry for a 19th century morocco binding tooled in gilt and signed by Jenkins & Cecil on a 16th century prayer book (shelfmark c52a18). ABPC lists 10 items bound by them, including a Nuremberg Chronicle.

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        History of the War in the Peninsula and in the South of France from the Year 1807 to the Year 1814 [6 volumes]

      London: John Murray / Thomas & William Boone, 1828. Hardcover. Very Good. Published between 1828-1840. First volume published by John Murray, the remaining published by Thomas & William Boone. All first editions, save for the second volume (second edition). Six volumes, complete. Interiors are remarkably fresh. Nameplates to free front endpapers (John C. Burpee). Marbled endpapers. Some repaired page-tears to first volume. Marbled edges. Half-leather with green cloth boards; with rubbing and scratching to leather. Raised bands to spines with ornate gilt and leather labels. 14 x 21.5 cm. Vol I: xviii, 530 pp., xcvi (appendix), 8 plates; Vol II: xi, 530 pp., 8 plates; Vol III: xiii, 640 pp., 12 plates; Vol IV: xvi, 589 pp., 9 plates; Vol V: lxxxvi, 622 pp., 8 plates; Vol VI: cv, 709 pp., 10 plates. Very Good.

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        History of the War in the Peninsula and in the South of France from the year 1807 to the year 1814 VI Volumes

      John Murray , Thomas and William Boone 1828 to 1840 Half leather with marbled boards and raised bands spine with gilt decoration and twin black and brown title labels. Usual edge wear for age of books but some fray and mended cracks on spine edges of Vol. I .III , V and VI and small piece of spine missing from the last volume. Internally all volumes in very good condition with clean marbled endpapers and page edges. A very solid clean set with sketch maps at the end of every book. Occasional foxing but mainly towards the back of some of the books. Previous owner's signature inside front of Volumes I to IV - General Henry Bentinck. Also one newspaper article dd. June 23 1913 re. an unpublished letter from Sir James Wilson after The Battle of Vitoria June 29 1813.

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        HISTORY OF THE WAR IN THE PENINSULA And The South Of France From The Year 1807 To The Year 1814 Volume I - VI

      John Murray [&] Thomas And William Boone, 1828 - 1840.. 1st edn. 6 vols. 8vo. Rebound in recent uniform gilt lettered green buckram cloth with new endpapers (Fine). Pp. xviii + 530 + xcvi (with 8 plates) [&] xi + 534 (with 8 plates) [&] xiii + 640 (with 12 plates) [&] xvi + 589 (with 9 plates; lacks pp. 585-588) [&] lxxxvi + 622 (with 8 plates) [&] cv + 709 (with 10 plates) (some scattered spotting especially to plates). .

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        American Ornithology; or the Natural History of the Birds of the United States. Illustrated with plates engraved and coloured from original drawings taken from nature

      New York & Philadelphia: Collins & Co. and Harrison Hall, 1828-1829. 4 volumes. (text: 3 vols., quarto [10 5/8 x 8 1/4 inches], front blanks in vols.II and III, final blank in vol.II [all as issued]; plates: 1 vol. folio (14 5/16 x 11 inches]). (Some light spotting) Text: cxcix,[1],230,[1];456 [without a leaf number vii-viii, as usual];vi,396pp., including front blanks in vols.II and III, final blank in vol.III, 4pp. subscribers' list at rear of vol.III. (Some light spotting). Atlas: 76 hand-coloured 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 over period marbled paper-covered boards, the flat spines with title lettered in gilt and a small decorative gilt oval containing the volume number. The second full edition of Wilson's work, with plates in their most desirable form, and with the very rare large paper issue of the text. "Science would lose little if every scrap of pre-Wilsonian writing about United States birds could be annihilated" (Coues). This set with provenance to noted Abolitionist Arthur Tappan. None of the bibliographies that we have consulted mention a "large paper" edition of the 1828-29 American Ornithology, the text of this set is on demonstrably larger paper than the usual 'octavo' copies that we have examined. The present copy is 10 1/2 inches in its uncut state, the uncut size of the octavo issue is 9 7/8 inches. Both issues are printed on the same 'Ames / Phila.' wove paper (with a dove of peace countermark): the present quarto issue can be recognised by the presence of the watermark in the middle of the sheet, with the octavo issue the watermark is invariably cut into by the upper or lower margin. The text is identical, but the settings of type must have been placed differently on the form in order to achieve the wider inner margins that are a feature of the quarto issue (2 inches as compared with 7/8 inch). 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 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. BM (NH), p.2332; Fine Bird Books (1990) p. 155; Nissen IVB 992; cf. Sabin 104598; Wood p.630

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        Select portions of the Psalms of David

      Sydney,: R. Howe, Government Printer, 1828.. Duodecimo; a delightful copy, completely unsophisticated in its original Sydney binding of blind-tooled sheep, preserved in a quarter morocco book-form box. An exceptional survivor from the early days of Sydney publishing: a presentation copy, from Governor Darling, of the first Church of England hymn-book printed in Australia, in its original Sydney binding.Sir Ralph Darling was appointed as Governor of NSW in 1825, succeeding Sir Thomas Brisbane in the post. Darling's governorship coincided with the raising of the ecclesiastical status in the colony, which came about by the inclusion of the Archdeacon on the newly-formed Executive Council, and the establishment of the Church and School Corporation in 1826, of which Darling was president. Thus it is most appropriate that this hymn-book, which aimed to "remove some difficulties which have been experienced in the Church Psalmody in this part of the world" (preface) was presented by Governor Darling to Henry Dumaresq's wife, Elizabeth, and is inscribed "from Lt. Genl. Darling. - Govt. House - to Mrs. H. Dumaresq".Three of his wife's brothers had travelled with him to Australia, Edward, Henry and William Dumaresq. Edward travelled as far as Hobart with them, where he became surveyor-general. Henry and William Dumaresq came to Sydney to become his private secretary and civil engineer respectively. It is small wonder that Darling's term in office was marked by constant cries of nepotism.Such an association makes this a most desirable copy of a very rare Sydney printing; Ferguson could locate only three copies.Ferguson, 1212; Ferguson, The Howes and their Press, plate XV, p. 30.

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      New York: Published by S. Converse, printed by Hezekiah Howe - New Haven, 1828.. Two volumes. With the "Additions and Corrections" leaf. Portrait in first volume. Large, thick quarto. Original boards, completely untrimmed, renewed paper labels. Unobtrusive old institutional blindstamp on titlepage of each volume. Lightly age-toned, light scattered foxing, but a large, impressive copy. This copy contains the rare "Additions and Corrections" leaf, sometimes lacking, at the end of the second volume. The most important American dictionary, of prime importance as an early effort toward mass education, eventually placing correct spelling and usage at the fingertips of the ordinary American citizen. This two-volume quarto unabridged dictionary represents the culmination of Webster's indefatigable dedication to providing his country with its first comprehensive modern dictionary. "Webster set a new standard for etymological investigation, and for accuracy of definition ('a born definer of words' - Sir James Murray), and included 70,000 words, as against the 58,000 of any previous dictionary. There were 2,500 copies printed, in boards uncut or full calf, at $20 for the two volumes" - Grolier AMERICAN HUNDRED. "Webster was an ardent nationalist and he wanted to stress the political separation from England by the cultivation of a separate American language" - PMM. The introductory material contains Webster's thesis on the development of languages as well as his philosophical and practical grammar of the English language. A prize to be cherished by any American who cares about his/her native tongue. GROLIER AMERICAN 100, 36. PRINTING AND THE MIND OF MAN 291. SKEEL 583. SABIN 102335.

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        An American Dictionary of the English Language

      New York: published by S. Converse, printed by Hezekiah Howe of New Haven, 1828. 2 volumes, quarto. (11 1/8 x 9 inches). Engraved portrait frontispiece of Webster by A.B. Durand after S.F.B. Morse at the front of vol.I, "Additions and Corrections" leaf bound at the end of vol.II. Expertly bound to style in diced russia over contemporary marbled-paper covered boards, spines with semi-raised bands divided into five compartments, ruled on either side of each band, lettered in gilt in the second and fourth compartments, marbled endpapers and edges. First edition of the most important American dictionary, the "most ambitious publication ever undertaken, up to that time, upon American soil" (Grolier "American 100") and a prize to be cherished by any American who cares about their native tongue. This copy with provenance of a mayor of New York City. Noah Webster, teacher, lawyer and lexicographer, was also "an ardent nationalist and he wanted to stress the political separation from England by the cultivation of a separate American language" (PMM). Starting work on the American Dictionary in 1800, "Webster set a new standard for etymological investigation, and for accuracy of definition ('a born definer of words' - Sir James Murray), and included 70,000 words, as against the 58,000 of any previous dictionary" (Grolier American 100). This dictionary represents the culmination of Webster's indefatigable dedication to providing his country with its first comprehensive modern dictionary. The American Dictionary was printed in an initial edition of just 2500 copies at $20 for the two volumes. The valuable introductory material contains his thesis on the development of languages, and also his philosophical and practical grammar of the English language. Importantly, the present copy includes the "Additions and Corrections" leaf at the end of the second volume, which is sometimes lacking. The Dictionary "at once became, and has remained, the standard English dictionary in the United States... [it also] marked a definite advance in modern lexicography, as it included many non-literary terms and paid attention to the language actually spoken ... In fact, Webster succeeded in breaking the fetters imposed upon American English by Dr. [Samuel] Johnson, ... to the ultimate benefit of the living languages of both countries" (PMM). This copy with interesting provenance to Walter Bowne, Mayor of New York from 1829-1833. Grolier, American 100, 36; Printing and the Mind of Man 291; Sabin 102335; Skeel 583.

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        City Scenes, or a Peep into London. [Hand-coloured]

      London:: Harvey & Darton,, 1828.. Hardcover. Very Good. 79pp, preceded by the decorative title page, and with the 84 illustrations (numbered to 87) on 28 plates, as called for. There are descriptions or explanations of each illustration, often cautionary, and with some verse, written for children. Title and plates in this copy are made greatly more characterful and attractive by having been hand-coloured (except illustrations 73-78). Many of the plates, though bright, are thumbed and soiled, with damage to a few corners. Pages generally clean, though a few have some minor soiling. 1887 gift inscription to front pastedown. New (yellow) free endpapers. In the original binding of brown cloth, rebacked and firm, with the original spine relaid; boards decorated with curlicues in blind, front also bears an armorial title in gilt: spine title rubbed. Very nice copy.

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        Cours Complet d'Économie Politique Pratique: Ouvrage Destiné à Mettre Sous les Yeux des Hommes d'État, des Propriétaires Fonciers et des Capitalistes, des Savans, des Agriculteurs, des Manufacturiers, des Négocians,

      Paris: Rapilly, 1828. Very Good +. Title page continued: "et en Général de Tous les Citoyens, l'Économie des Sociétés." 5 volumes: 1 leaf with an engraved figure; 20 cm. (8 inches). Contemporary half calf with unusual yellow, red, and brown marbled paper over boards. Gilt-tooled spine title: Say--Cours d'Économie Politique. Gilt-tooled spine decoration. All page edges speckled. On verso of each half title is an advertisement for other works by Jean-Baptiste Say available from Ponthieu et Cie., Paris, and Ponthieu, Michelsen et Cie., Leipzig. Volumes 4 and 5 are dated 1829. Each volumes has an index. This set contains the first five volumes, published in 1828 and 1829. In Very Good+ Condition: slight loss of leather at tail of vol. 1 and head of vol. 3; front board of vol. 1 scraped, with slight loss of leather at upper edge; lower edge of vol. 2 front board rubbed with slight separation of leather at lower edge of front joint; corners slightly bumped; upper corner of vols 1-3 rubbed through; occasional foxing; otherwise pages are clean and tight. A solid and very attractive set.

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        État détaillé des liquidations opérées à l époque du 1 janvier 1831 par la Commission chargée de répartir l'indemnité attribuée aux anciens colons de Saint-Domingue, en exécution de la loi du 30 avril 1826, et conformément aux dispositions de l'ordonnance du 9 mai suivant 3 volumes

      Imprimerie Royale, Paris 1828 Trois in-folio (il y en eut six, jusqu'en 1834). Tome I : Imprimerie Royale, 1828. Demi-chagrin pièce de titre de maroquin grenat, VIII-399 pages. Tome II : Imprimerie Royale, 1831. Demi-chagrin de l'époque, dos orné et fleuronné, VIII-556 pages. Tome III : Imprimerie Royale, 1832. Demi-chagrin de l'époque, dos orné et fleuronné, VIII-622 pages. magnifiques exemplaires. Frères Schlesinger : vente catalogue des livres rares et manuscrits précieux composant la bibliothèque du Chevalier de B. 3 novembre 1866 La publication s'étendit de 1828 à 1834 et compta 6 volumes. Ces volumes sont d'une grande importance pour les familles nobles françaises qui se sont établies à saint-Domingue ; il s'y trouve des généalogies qu'il serait impossible de rencontrer ailleurs attendu qu'il n'existe aucun ouvrage imprimé sur cette matière. Une table alphabétique à la fin de chaque volume y facilite beaucoup les recherches Très bon couverture rigide Edition originale

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        A Practical Treatise on Tropical Dysentery, More Particularly as it Occurs in the East Indies

      London Longman, Hurst, Rees, Orme, Brown & Green 1828. G- : in Good condition minus without dust jacket. Boards and spine very worn. Sporadic foxing within. Ex-hospital library Third Edition Green hardback cloth cover x, 344pp :: 230mm x 150mm (9" x 6") :: Illustrated by Cases and Appearances on Dissection; to Which are Added Practical Treatises on Scorbutic Dysentry on the Morbus Chylopoieticus and Gastrodynia a Fame; with some Facts and Observations Relative to Scurvy in General, and a Short Account of the Scorbutic Disease that Prevails in the Penitentiary, Milbank, Westminster

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        40 Lithographirte Tafeln Nebst Erklarung und Erlauterung Deserselben [40 Lithographic plates with additional explanation and clarification]

      Berlin Bei Theodor Christ Friedr. Enslin 1828. G: in Good condition without dust jacket. Cover rubbed with scuffing and wear to leather at corners and spine. Occasional light foxing. Ex library Royal College of Surgeons Ireland stamps to prelim pages First Edition Half-leather cover with marbled boards 31pp, 39 plates :: 39 engraved lithographic plates :: 260mm x 420mm (10" x 17") :: Text in German

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        A New Improved and Authentic Life of James Allan, The Celebrated Northumberland Piper Detailing His Surprising Adventures in Various Parts of Europe, Asia and Africa Including A Complete Description of the Manners and Customs of the Gipsy Tribes

      Newcastle upon Tyne: Mackenzie and Dent, 1828.. First Edition. Grey papered spine on blue papered boards. G : in Good condition without dust jacket.Covers edgeworn and lightly soiled. Wear to paper title panel on spine. New endpapers inserted. Some extinct worming to upper edges of prelims and rear pages. Ink inscription to rear of frontis plate. Sporadic foxing and light marking within. 240mm x 160mm (9" x 6"). 479pp. Engraved frontis and engraved plates after designs by Cruikshank.

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        Essai d'un système général de zoonomie, ou considérations générales sur l'anatomie, la physiologie, la pathologie et la thérapeutique. Thèse de doctorat de médecine.

      Paris, Didot le Jeune 1828 In-4° broché, 124 pages. Envoi autographe de l'auteur sur le plat de couverture. Léger accroc au dos du volume sinon bel exemplaire. Hippolyte Royer-Collard, fils de l'aliéniste Antoine - Athanase (1768-1825) et neveu du politicien Pierre - Paul (1763 - 1845), fut le successeur très discuté de Desgenettes à la faculté de médecine de Paris. Président de l'Académie de Médecine en 1848 (il en était membre depuis 1842), correspondant de Mérimée et de Victor Cousin, chef de la division des sciences et des lettres au ministère de l'intérieur, il fut aussi un des fondateurs du Journal hebdomadaire de médecine. L'exemplaire est enrichi, sur la couverture, d'un bel envoi a. s. de l'auteur à son collègue Mr Guérard (s'agit - il d'Alphonse Guérard, médecin de l'Hôtel - Dieu et candidat à l'Académie de Médecine en 1838 ) Bon couverture souple Edition originale Signé par l'auteur

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        Trattato della comunione de' beni con un Trattato della podesta' del marito sopra la persona e sopra i beni della moglie del sig. Pothier

      Dai torchi di Raffaello Di Napoli 1828 cui si e aggiunta l'indicazione de' cangiamenti fatti dal Codice civile, ed un saggio sul regime dotale, dal sig. Bernardi - Edizione seconda - in 8° - pp.296; 229 +3nn; 223 +1nn; 215 +1nn - Mezza pelle con titolo e fregi in oro al dorso - 4 vol. in un tomo

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        Veduta interna del Campo Santo di Pisa - Vue de l?interieure di Cimetiere de Pise

      Spettacolare veduta del Campo Santo monumentale di Pisa, con il Duomo e la Torre, tratta dal "Pitture a fresco del Campo Santo di Pisa" edito a Firenze nel 1828. Incisa da Carlo Lasinio, che fu anche il direttore e conservatore del monumento. Incisione in rame, carta in barbe, in buone condizioni. Firenze Florence 650 515

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        La Flore et la Pomone Françaises, ou histoire et figure en couleur, des fleurs et des fruits de France ou naturalisés sur le sol français.

      Paris, chez l'auteur, 1828 (-1835). 4 volumes. Royal-8vo (260 x 170mm). With 540 (of 544) fine engraved plates printed in colours with handfinishing. Contemporary black half morocco, gilt ornamented spines. The work was issued in 136 (138?) parts. It was planned to publish 800 plates but in so far as we know the regular publication was terminated with plate 544. Jean Henri Jaume Saint Hilaire (1772-1845) was a French botanist and botanical artist. "It is not until the beginning of the nineteenth century that precise scientific drawing commences to characterize French flower plates but with the transition the French artists such as Jaume St. Hilaire, Bessa, Turpin and Redouté rose almost immediately to world pre-eminence. These names are collector's high points" (Dunthorne p. 4). Blunt considers Jaume Saint-Hilaire a distinguised botanist and praises his 'Plantes de France' with its 1000 pleasant little stipple plates. Jaume Saint-Hilaire studied flower painting under van Spaendonck in Paris. Some occasional foxing, latin names written in pencil at foot of plates. Dunthorne 160; Stafleu & Cowan 3311; Johnston 943 quoting 552 plates.

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