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        Ecclesiastical Antiquities of Devon:being observations on the many churches in Devonshire etc.etc.

      E. Woolmer, Exeter 1828 - 3 vols in 1. 8vo. Pp xiii, 175, 2. Scattered foxing. BOUND WITH D.M. Stirling, "The Beauties of the Shore: or, a guide to the watering places on the south-east coast of Devon etc.etc.First edition, printed for the author, Exeter,1838. Pp vi, 191, errata, 6 page subscribers' list. BOUND WITH D.M. Stirling, "A History of Newton-Abbot and Newton-Bushel etc. etc. First edition, Newton-Abbot, 1830. Pp xi (including subscribers' list) 179. Half calf, marbled boards. A sound, attractive copy. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Leakey's Bookshop Ltd.]
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        Der Brief an Die Hebraer / Erlautert Durch Einleitung, Uebersetzung Und Fortlaufenden Commentar ; Von Lic. Friedrich Bleek. [ Bible. N. T. Hebrews. German. 1828. ] - [3 Volumes Complete and Bound in 2]

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

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

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

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        ENGLAND'S TOPOGRAPHER, OR A NEW AND COMPLETE HISTORY OF THE COUNTY OF KENT: FROM THE EARLIEST RECORDS TO THE PRESENT TIME, INCLUDING EVERY MODERN IMPROVEMENT. Embellished with a series of views From Original Drawings by Geo.Shepherd, H.Gastineau, etc. with historical, topographical, critical and biographical delineations.

      Geo.Virtue. London: 1828-30 - First Edition, 4 vols. 8vo. 5.75 x 9 inches. Illustrated with 124 steel engraved plates, vignette and map. Vol.I. Folding map, [iv] + 712 pp. + xix + [i] index. [2], B-4X4, [10]. Illustrated with folding map of Kent (and added map by Thomas Moule showing railways, c.1850), title page vignette and 29 engraved plates. Vol.II. 713 pp. + [1] + xv + [i] index. B4-4X4, [8]. Illustrated with 27 engraved plates. Vol.III. [ii] + 698 pp. + xviii index. [3], C-4U3. Illustrated with 29 engraved plates. Vol.IV. [ii] + 786 pp. + xiii + [xviii]. [1], B-S6, T-5G2,[8]. [Vol.IV has irregular pagination, pp.137-140 repeated, to accommodate cancel pages]. Illustrated with 38 engraved plates. Bound in publisher's original cloth with labels. Some plates are foxed. Dedication at the beginning of Vol.I, indexes to all four volumes, lists of plates for Vols. I-II at beginning of Vol I and for Vols. III-IV at the end of Vol. IV with errata and list of subscribers. As some of the plates (e.g. of Dover) are dated as late as 1839, it seems likely that the sole printing of the letterpress was kept in sheets and was bound up only upon demand, incorporating the same plates. Virtue, who also published some of the prints separately, presumably updated them from time to time, so an example of the book bound up in 1840 would account for a later dating of some of the plates. William Henry Ireland (1775-1835) became known as 'Shakespeare' Ireland, after his activities in forging Elizabethan documents, originally for his Shakespeare obsessed father and then to display them to the general public. At first accepted, these forgeries were soon denounced and his alleged lost Shakespeare play, Vortigern, was howled down on its opening night in Drury Lane in 1796. In his 'Confessions' of 1805, Ireland justified his forgeries as works equal to those of Shakespeare. He was a prolific writer, producing ninety literary works of all types, 'dramas, Gothic and sentimental novels, imitation ballads, satirical and political poems, romances, topographic works and Chattertonian fantasies'. A stay in France resulted in works on French history and culture. This account of Kent is derided by Smith (Bibliotheca Cantiana) as a 'miserable performance, with pretensions of being a County History; it is chiefly taken from Hasted and others; the owners of estates are brought no later down than the time of Hasted; he does not appear to have set his foot in the County, but at some of its fashionable watering-places.' Of course today, the importance of the work is recognised as lying in the superb quality of its steel engravings. They give a unique picture of Kent in the early 19th. century. We have in stock another example of this work, bound in later half-calf, gilt, at the same price KENT HISTORY KENT

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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.

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Burgverlag]
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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.

      [Bookseller: White Fox Rare Books and Antiques]
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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.

      [Bookseller: William Reese Company - Americana]
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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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        Tien stukjes uit de Gedichtjes voor kinderen door mr. H. van Alphen. Op muzijk gebragt voor den zang en piano forte. XXXVI werk

      Leiden : (Chr. Fr. Ruppes Witwe) (Den Haag : J.J., van Rooy), [1828?] - 19 S. Quer-4to. Gestochen. Signiert vom Witwe Ruppe und J.P. Rayers. RISM R 3134: nur 3 Expl. nachgewiesen (einschl. dieses Exemplar). nl

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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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        [TUNIS-HAMBURG TREATY OF FRIENDSHIP]. [Official Decree by the Bey of Tunis Appointing George William Crowe His Plenipotentiary in Order to Compile a Treaty of Friendship and Commerce with the City of Hamburg; With: Separate Document Containing the Italian Translation of the Decree Signed by Hassuna Morali, First Interpreter of the Court of Basha Bey of Tunis; Both Documents are Certified as Genuine by the British Consul General, Sir Thomas Reade (on verso of the leaf with the Italian text)]

      Tunis, 1828 Handwritten. Very Good. No Binding. Elephant Folio - over 15 - 23" tall. Two documents, both Tunis, 1828. On two folded Elephant Folio leaves, each ca. 33x22 cm (when folded). Fold marks, paper aged and slightly soiled, otherwise very good documents. Each folded and consisting of two leaves. The Documents are in good condition. Official decree of the Bey of Tunis: 1 p. Brown ink on French paper watermarked "Louis XVIII, Roi de France". Text in Arabic, with the official ink seal of the Bey of Tunis. Italian translation: 2 pp. Dated "9 Muharram, year 1244" [1828]. Brown ink on laid paper. Text in Italian and English (on verso), with the impressed seal of British Consul General in Tunis. Rare and very interesting document from the time of establishment of diplomatic relations between Tunis and Germany. Original decree with the seal of the Bey of Tunis (Hussein II Bey, ruled in 1824-1835) authorising certain George William Crowe to negotiate with the "Regno de Amburgo" in establishing friendship and commerce. Crowe is supposed to compile a treaty which needs to be presented to the Bey for examination, and "if God will, to be granted". In the English certificate written on verso of the Italian translation of the decree, British Consul General in Tunis Sir Thomas Reade (1785-1849) extends Crowe's rights, which "are not restricted to the specific object therein set forth, but that he instructed to act on behalf of His Highness as Charge of Affaires in all such matters as may be for the service of His Highness & particularly to treat for a loan for his use". The certificate is dated 11 August, 1828. George William Crowe was later mentioned as British consul general in Tripoli (The Royal Calendar and Court and City Register for England, Scotland, Ireland and the Colonies. London, 1852, p. 193). Sir Thomas Reade, British Consul in Tunis, played an important role in the abolition of slavery. Reade was Deputy Adjutant-General on St. Helena during Napoleon's captivity, was present at Napoleon's post-mortem and left a valuable account of it preserved in the Lowe Papers..

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        A Series of Figures Shewing all the motions in the Manual and Platoon

      London,: William Clowes, 1828.. Octavo, letterpress and 26 plates, some offsetting as common; an appealing copy in contemporary red quarter roan, rubbed. Major Mitchell's famous book on military exercises and musketry drills with its series of marvellous lithographic plates.Sir Thomas Livingstone Mitchell, explorer and Surveyor-General in New South Wales, arrived in Sydney in 1827, but this remarkable little book dates from the period immediately before he left England. Mitchell had seen action in the Peninsula War, and was for some years employed by Sir George Murray to produce plans of the major battlefields. However, the early 1820s was a fallow period for Mitchell, who was placed on half pay in 1826: the distinct lack of opportunities for the ambitious young man was what led him to lobby for appointment in New South Wales.This interesting work was clearly one of the ways in which he supplemented his income, and certainly shows Mitchell's undoubted ability with preparing illustrations for publication, as the series of drills included here are very neatly done. An 1825 edition is the earliest recorded, and although Ferguson noted only an 1830 edition, this work was clearly widely used as there was - at least - other editions in 1827 and 1828 (as here). Any copy is now quite scarce on the market.Ferguson, 1380 (1830 edition).

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        Scènes contemporaines, laissées par Madame la vicomtesse de Chamilly [suivi de :] Scènes contemporaines et scènes historiques, laissées par Madame la vicomtesse de Chamilly

      Paris: Urbain Canel, J. Barbezat, Balzac, 1828. Livre. Illus. by Henri Monnier. Très bon. Demi-cuir. Ed. originale. In-8. Paris, Urbain Canel, 1828 et Paris, J. Barbezat, 1830. 2 tomes reliés en un volume, 21 x 13 cm (R), in-8°, 2 ff. n. ch. + frontispice par Henri Monnier + XVIII pp. + 334 pp. + 1 f. n. ch. (table), 2 ff. n. ch. + 408 pp. + 2 ff. n. ch. (table et erratum), reliure romantique de l'époque en demi-veau blond, dos lisse orné en long, pièce de titre en veau noir, tranches jaspées. Edition originale pour les deux tomes. Le premier sort des presses d'Honoré de Balzac, il est l'un des plus recherchés, car le plus réussi, des impressions balzaciennes. De 1826 à 1828, année de sa faillite, Balzac fut imprimeur (et fondeur de caractères) et produisit toutes sortes de volumes, parmi lesquels de nombreuses plaquettes publicitaires, des physiologies, des ouvrages didactiques, des mémoires, des oeuvres littéraires et quelques pièces condamnées, comme celle-ci. Cette édition est beaucoup plus rare que sa deuxième édition, datant de la même année, et il est peu fréquent de trouver les deux tomes ainsi réunis. Très agréable exemplaire, malgré de menus frottis aux coiffes et des rousseurs sans gravité affectant le frontispice et 10 ff. du tome 1 et quelques rousseurs éparses au tome 2. (VICAIRE, II, 173 et 174).

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        New York From Weehawk

      New York: G. & C. & H. Carvill, 1828. Aquatint and engraving, with hand- colouring by John Hill. 19 5/8 x 26 3/8 inches. The Wall view of Manhattan from Weehawken The steeple at the right end of Manhattan Island is Trinity Church; that at the extreme left of the view is St. John's Chapel. Connected to the tip of the island by a bridge is Castle Clinton (now Castle Garden). Governor's Island, with Castle Fort William, lies just off Manhattan. In the right middle distance, forming part of the Jersey shoreline, is Steven's Point. In the distance, the Narrows dividing Brooklyn and Staten Island. This view, together with the companion New York from the Heights near Brooklyn, forms "one of the most beautiful pairs of views of New York in the early nineteenth century" (Stokes, American Historical Prints, op.cit.). A contemporary newspaper article noted that the "views taken by Mr. Wall are the most accurate descriptions that we have seen. One of them is taken from Brooklyn Heights, near the Distillery of the Messrs. Pierponts, and the other from the Mountain at Weehawk. Mr. Wall at first made a drawing from the high land back of Hoboken; but the view from Weehawk is far preferable, as it not only affords a commanding prospect of the city but also of the whole of our beautiful harbor, with all the islands, &c." The original watercolor is preserved in The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York. This is a beautifully coloured impression from the third state. Stauffer 616; Stokes, American Historical Prints, c.1820-23-E-98; Stokes, The Iconography of Manhattan Island, vol. III, pp.557-579, illustrated plate 92; Koke, Checklist of John Hill, number 95; Déak, Picturing America, number 336, illustrated.

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        SELECT VIEWS OF GLASGOW AND ITS ENVIRONS

      Glasgow: Published by Joseph Swan, 1828. FIRST EDITION. Hardcover. 276 x 216 mm (10 7/8 x 8 1/2"). 4 p.l., xvi, [1] (fly title), 91, [1] pp. FIRST EDITION. Handsome 19th century polished calf, covers with elaborate ruled and floral roll frame in gilt and blind, raised bands decorated with four gilt rules terminating in an arabesque at either end, gilt compartments formed by thick, thin, and dotted rules, tan morocco title label, turn-ins tooled in blind, all edges gilt. WITH 33 ENGRAVED SCENIC PLATES PRINTED ON INDIA PAPER AND MOUNTED, the engravings done by Joseph Swan after drawings by J. Feming and J. Knox. Original tissue guards (one missing). Very thin crack along top three inches of front joint (the joints otherwise not seriously worn), one large and two small abrasions to lower cover, but the original decorative binding solid, especially lustrous, and altogether pleasing. A hint of foxing (only) to some plates (two plates a bit more foxed), endpapers and first few leaves at front and back with faint discoloration at corners (apparently from glue), otherwise A FINE COPY INTERNALLY--fresh, bright, and clean throughout, and with first-rate impressions of the engravings. This book differs from other travel books of the day in its exclusive focus on a city--and not an exotic foreign city, but one known more for its industry than its scenery. Indeed, it would be difficult to name another work in this genre with views featuring smokestacks as well as cathedrals. However, at the time the present book was printed, Glasgow was known as the "Second City of the British Empire" for its important contributions to the economy, and was proud to be a city of what was then understood to be progress. The scenes here, by the capable engraver Joseph Swan (1796-1872), do not depict depressing views of dark satanic mills, but reveal a bustling modern city, where goods are constantly being produced, bought, sold, and shipped. Many of the engravings show citizens hard at work in various capacities, while others show them enjoying the leisure their prosperity affords. The "environs" of the title take us to the surrounding countryside, where the roofs, steeples, and smokestacks of the city on the River Clyde can be admired from a hillside advantage. Swan and John Leighton (fl.1828-40) collaborated on several scenic books about Scotland, with the others concentrating on the natural beauties of lakes and rivers.

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        Catalonien in Malerischer, Architectonisher und Antiquariarischer Beziehung dargestellt auf Dreissig Blättern.

      Leipzig und Darmstadt, verlag von Carl Wilhelm Leske, s.d. (1828). - Grand in-folio. Titre. 30 planches gravées sur cuivre. Cartonnage de l'époque, étiquette imprimée sur le plat supérieur (dos frotté avec manques). Edition Originale de ce recueil de gravures de grand format exclusivement consacré à la Catalogne avec des vues de Barcelone, du pont de Martorell, de Montserrat, Cardona, Girona, Tarragona, etc. Fortes rousseurs, comme souvent. Palau, 77728. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        The New York Enquirer

      New York, 1828. Very Good. NOAH, Mordecai Manuel, Publisher and Editor. The New York Enquirer. 31 issues dated May 13, 1828 – December 9, 1828. Published every Tuesday and Friday at No. 1 Williams St., New York, New York. Masthead of Noah’s Ark: A Free Press The Ark of Public Safety. Each issue is 4 pp. measuring 16 inches x 22 inches. & & The eight months of editor M. M. Noah’s highly slanted coverage of the presidential election of 1828 (presented here) between Andrew Jackson and incumbent John Quincy Adams, provides us with an insight into the partisan mind of the most patriotic Jew of 19th century America. This contest was of seminal importance to the history of voting in the young nation. It was the first election where nominations were made by conventions and state legislatures rather than by congressional caucuses, the first to be decided by popular vote, and the beginning of stronger voter rights with four of 24 states (including NY) taking away property requirements for voters. & & Other notable articles of interest in this newspaper collection include extensive coverage of the War between Russia and Turkey (the Rothschilds in England made the equivalent of a 20 million dollar loan to Russia), news of South America, Columbia and Bolivia in particular, news of local politicians touring the newly opened Sing Sing Prison, as well as the continuing success of the Erie and other canals.&

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        Afhandling om drällers och dubbla golfmattors tillverkning, med begagnande af harnesk-rustning.

      Sthlm, Kongl. Ordens-boktryckeriet, 1828. 8:o. (5,1 blank),111,(3) s. & 11 utvikbara grav. plr. Häftad och oskuren i samtida gråpappomslag. Smärre blyertskludd på bakre omslaget. Enstaka lagerfläckar. Delvis lös i häftningen mellan s. 32 och 33. De två första bladen med smärre fläckar och en mindre fläck i nedre marginalen på s. 19-20 samt ngt solkig av tryckfärg på s. 50-51. Plansch 2 med ett inritat mönster i blyerts. Bra ex.. De fina planscherna graverade av S. Anderson. "Författad af J. E. Ekenmark och systrar", de sistnämnda två orden satta i mindre stil

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