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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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        von.

      Inträdes-tal, hållit i Svenska akademien, den 3 november 1828. Aftryck för vänner. Sthlm, C. Deleen, 1828. 8:o. (2),98 s. + BRINKMAN, C. G. von. Tal, hållit på Svenska akademiens högtidsdag, den 20 december 1828. Sthlm, J. Hörberg, 1830. 8:o. 12 s. + BRINKMAN, C. G. von. Tankebilder. Aftryck för vänner, Uppsala, Palmblad & c., 1831. 8:o. 67,(1) s. Elegant brandrött skinnryggbd med guldornerad rygg, gröna titeletiketter och rödstänkta snitt (W. Barkell, osignerat). Gröna pärmsidor. Blyertsanteckningar på försättsbladet och insidan av bakre pärmen. Ren inlaga. Med en handskriven dedikation till Christina Elisabeth Ståhlberg daterad 1837 på ett medbundet blad och Per A. Sjögrens exlibris. Ur Svante Svedlins bibliotek.. Första två arbetena är särtryck ur "Svenska akademiens handlingar". Det tredje arbetet är ett mycket ovanligt särtryck ur tidskriften "Svea". Talarens ämne i det första arbetet är en minnesteckning över Johan Adam Tingstadius, företrädaren på akademistolen. Carl Gustaf von Brinkman (1764-1847) var ämbetsman och diplomat, liksom ledamot av både Svenska akademien och Vetenskapsakademien. Han debuterade som skönlitterär författare i Tyskland redan 1789 under pseudonymen "Selmar". På svenska framträdde han inte i vittra sammanhang förrän i mitten av 1820-talet och är mest känd som vän till Tegnér och andra författare. Brinkman var också en ivrig bok- och autografsamlare och byggde upp en av de finaste bok- och handskriftssamlingarna som funnits i Sverige. Biblioteket donerades efter hans död till Uppsala universitetsbibliotek och hans stora handskriftssamling placerades hos Trolle-Wachtmeister på Trolle-Ljungby i Skåne. Barkell har kopierat den typ av band som författaren själv vurmade för

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        Origines Genealogicae; Or, the Sources Whence English Genealogies May be Traced from the Conquest to the Present Time: Accompanied by Specimens of Antient Records, Rolls, and Manuscripts, with Proofs of Their Genealogical Utility. Published Expressly for the Assistance of Claimants to Hereditary Titles, Honours, or Estates

      London : Printed For Longman, Rees, Orme, Brown, And Green, ...,, 1828. 1st Edition. Signed, inscribed and dated by the author. "The sources whence English genealogies may be traced from the conquest to the present time: accompanied by specimens aof antient records, rolls, and manuscripts, with proofs of their genealogical utility" Finely bound in modern aniline calf over marble boards. Raised bands with a matching morocco gilt-blocked label. Spine compartments uniformly tooled in gilt. An exceptional copy - scans and additional bibliographic detail on request.

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        Moeurs Administratives

      1828. One of Monnier Great AlbumsGroveling Bureaucrats at Work, aka IdleMONNIER, Henry. Moeurs Administratives, Dessinées d'apres Nature par... Paris: Delpech, n.d. [1828]. First edition, series I (six plates) and II (twelve plates). Oblong quarto (10 1/4 x 13 3/4 in; 260 x 349 mm). Eighteen hand-colored lithographed plates. Engraved vignette title.Bound to contemporary style in full dark green morocco. Gilt ruled borders. Gilt panel. Gilt lettering and ornaments to spine. Mild smudges, a few spots to margins. Otherwise an excellent copy of this scarce suite. Scarce in the marketplace, with no copies at auction within the last thirty-six years."Here Monnier mocks the hypocritical, self-serving bureaucrat" (Farwell, The Charged Image)."In this album, 'drawn after nature by Henry Monnier, former employee at the Ministry of Justice,' the artist shows a typical governmental office hour by our from eight to four and concludes with four salient scenes outside this time scheme. His principle themes are the inactivity of the staff, their lack of individual character, and their entire submission to superior authority. The curve of supple obsequiousness in terms of which Monnier depicts the office hierarchy 'going to compliment a New Excellency'" (no. 12) shows how far he was from being a 'stenographic copyist" or a "mirror" (Ray, The Art of the French Illustrated Book, pp. 202-203).Marie 185-190; 191-203.

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        Les Contes du Gay S?avoir. Ballades, Fablaiux et Traditions du Moyen Age.orn?s de Vignettes et Fleurons, imit?s des Manuscrits originaux par Bonnington et Monnier.,

      Paris: F. Didot for Lami Denozan, (1828). - 5 1/2 x 8 1/2. cxlvi, 48 pages + 11 leaves bearing the lithographs uncolored. Title page & 10 half-page lithographic vignettes by Richard Parkes Bonington (6) and Monnier (4). Bound by Charles de Samblanx in Romantic style in black straight grain morocco, central Arabesque in gold with raised design painted pink, green, & gold; pink calf doubles with multiple gilt rules, elaborate corner pieces inlaid with turquoise morocco; pink moire flyleaves, marbled endpapers (one with the armorial bookplate of Baron de Launoit); spine richly gilt is signed at the foot. The original (and meant to be temporary) wraps with label are bound in. Extremely slight wear. Fine copy of a very pretty book. The lithographs were made with pen, printed on China paper, and mounted with the text, which is printed in a batarde type face. In this deluxe copy, a leaf bearing the lithograph in its natural state is inserted before each appearance of the colored one within the text. The large opening initials also are colored & gilded. The fables are followed by a section of commentary. Gordon Ray (The Art of the Illustrated French Book 1700 to 1914, pages 173-176) writes of Bonington "his importance in the development of lithography can hardly be overstated." They are intentionally primitive in conception. The title page supports Bouchot's contention (p. 91) that Bonington may be commenting ironically on the Hours of Simon Vostre." [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        Storia Ed Analisi Degli Antichi Romanzi Di Cavalleria e Dei Poemi Romanzeschi D'italia

      Milano: Dell' Autore, 1828. Two volumes bound in one; Illustrated with tissue-guarded black and white plates, collated complete with 9 ( plate 7 having two parts, making a total of 10) for Volume I and 25 in Volume II + 3 folding charts; xvi + 334 + 382 + errori page for each; chapters include material on poetry, romantic literature, weapons, armor, castles and architecture, etc.; Italian text; paper covered boards, leather spine, gilt titles; some edge, tips wear to binding; leather hinges split, binding block solid, boards on by the cords, securely; some light foxing; very good condition.. Hard Cover. Very Good.

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        Les Fiancés, histoire milanaise du XVIIe si?cle, découverte et refaite par Alex. Manzoni. Traduite de l?italien sur la trois?me édition, par M. Rey Dusseuil.

      [Guiraudet for] Charles Gosselin, A. Sautelet,, Paris 1828 - First edition of Rey Dusseuil?s translation of Manzoni?s Scott-inspired historical novel Promessi Sposi (1827), perhaps the most read Italian novel of the nineteenth-century. This edition contains a long preface by Gosselin ?Essai sur le roman historique et sure la Littérature Italienne.? considering the genre as a whole and the all-pervasive influence of Scott on contemporary European literature. ?Le roman tel que Sir Walter Scott l?a conçu est pour l?histoire ce que les contes de Voltaire furent pour la philosophie. L?auteur anglais a voulu rendre l?histoire populaire par le drame, comme le po?te français avait voulu populariser la philosophie par le grâce et le piquant des formes.? 5 vols, 12m (170 × 100 mm), pp. xl, 176; [4], 211, [1]; [4], 199, [1]; [4], 203, [1]; [4], 199, [1], complete with half-titles. One gathering loose in vol. 1. Occasional foxing or staining, but generally clean. Contemporary quarter calf, spines gilt with damson and green labels. A handsome copy. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Administrativ-statistischer Atlas vom Preußischen Staate. Maßstab 1 : 1.600.000

      Berlin, Schropp 1828. 58 x 40 cm. (4) Seiten mit 22 doppelseitigen kolorierten lithographierten Karten von Heinrich Kliewer nach Ferdinand von Döring. Festeinband, Pappband der Zeit, Original-Umschlagtitel aufgezogen - GV1700-1910 32, 164 - Tooley 2 I, 376 - Engelmann, Geogr. 792 (Ausg. 1845) - Die mit "Karte vom Preußischen Staate" bezeichneten Karten sind 1827 erschienen. Die unterschiedlichen kartographischen Inhalte werden jeweils auf einem Abdruck der gleichen schwarz gedruckten Kupferplatte dargestellt durch Eintragungen in farbiger Zeichnung und Aquarellierung. Am breiten Unterrand die Legende aufgeklebt, die im Buchdruck, oft zweifarbig, hergestellt ist. Bedingt durch dieses aufwendige Verfahren konnten nur wenige Exemplare hergestellt werden. Einzelkarten: 1. Historische Übersicht der Erwerbungen unter dem Hause Hohenzollern; 2. Administrative Einteilung des Staats; 3. Militärische Bezirks-Einteilung; 4. Militärische Anlagen und Militär-Administrations-Anstalten; 5. Dislokation des Stehenden Heeres; 6. Anlagen und Anstalten zur Beförderung des Verkehrs; 7. Justiz-Vrwaltung; 8. Zoll- und Steuerverwaltung; 9. Bergwerks-, Hütten- und Salinen-Verwaltung; 10. Salz-Debit; 11. Evangelische Kirchenverfassung; 12. Katholische Kirchenverfassung; 13. Verhältnis der Bevölkerung zur Grundfläche (Bevölkerungsdichte); 14. Verhältnis der Bevölkerung nach Religion und Konfession; 15. Sprachen; 16. Unterrichts- und Bildungs-Anstalten (Schulen, Universitäten, Akademien); 17. Wohltätigkeits- und Strafanstalten; 18. Landständischer Verband (Landtage, Wahlbezirke); 19. Königliche Schlösser, Münzen, Banken; 20. Fabriken und Manufakturen von Bedeutung; 21. Mineralquellen, Gestüte, Stammschäfereien, Weinbau; 22. Allgemeine Übersicht der Fruchtbarkeit des Bodens. Jede Karte mit Legende. Mit einem Verzeichnis der Provinzen, Regierungsbezirke und Kreise, deren Flächeninhalt und Bevölkerung. Einband Schabspuren, gestochenes Exlibris auf Vorderdeckel, Titel leicht stockfleckig, sonst schön -

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        The English Version of the Polyglot Bible. Containing the Old and New Testaments : with a copious and original selection of references to parallel and illustrative passages.Exhibited in a Manner Hitherto Unattempted.

      London: For Samuel Bagster, 1828. - Small 8vo. Contemporary full black oasis morocco with raised bands, blind tooling and gilt titles to spine, blind tooled boards, all edges gilt; decorative dentelle with green moire silk doublure. Silver corners and clasps with initials. The fore-edge painting illustrates Jesus Fisher of Men. The painting is not as invisible as it usually is when the book is closed. Very attractive nevertheless. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Encyclopædia Heraldica; Or, Complete Dictionary of Heraldry, by William Berry in Three Volumes V. 1. Includes Glover’s Ordinary of Arms, Mottos of the Nobility & C. --V. 2. Dictionary of Arms of the Principal Private Families in England, Scotland, and Ireland. --V. 3. Explanatory Plates to the Dictionary of Heraldry)

      London, Pub. For The Author By Sherwood, Gilbert And Piper [1828?]. 1st Edition. Unobtrusive institutional stamps to the title pages. Subjects: Heraldry (Great Britain) - Dictionaries. Finely bound all in qtr aniline calf over over bright wine-marble boards. Raised bands, gilt-cross-bands with tasteful gilt-tooled embellishments to each compartment. A superb set and highly uncommon in such positive condition. Scans on request.

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        Nouvelles Voitures dites Omnibus. [Drop title]: Nouvelles Voitures a 25 Centimes par Station, qui circulent dans Paris

      Paris: Chez Godet, 1828. Soft cover. Near Fine. 51 cm x 24.5 cm. Folding brochure, with 4 engravings of carriage models in use. Bound with: Tarif des Nouvelles et Anciennes Voitures. Folded brochure, 34.5 cm x 19 cm. Bound in contemporary (original?) grey card covers with manuscript title label on cover. Extremely rare illustrated brochure announcing the introduction of mass public transport to Paris, the second city to adopt the 'omnibus' after its invention in Nantes by Stanislas Baudry in 1826. As the present work makes it clear, however, the original purpose of such carriages was hardly to transport workers to and from their jobs, but rather to make sightseeing day-trips and everyday voyages from one neighborhood to the next both accessible and affordable to middle-class Parisians. Evidently intended as a promotional brochure, and presumably published at Baudry's behest, the present work announces the introduction of 'new carriages from 25 centimes per station, now operating in Paris'. Four different types of public transport carriage are described: first the newly-established Omnibus (which fits at least a dozen passengers, judging by the illustration), followed by the Batignolaise, the Dame Blanche (a large vehicle distinguished by its white color and elegant trim), the Favorite, the Diligente, the Tricycle, the Béarnaise, the Écossais (with its distinctive Tartan lining), and the Caroline. Four of these (the Omnibus, the Dame Blanche, the Tricycle and the Écossais) are illustrated with fine engravings depicting the vehicle in action on the cobbled streets of Paris. The brochure offers timetables and station stops for the carriages, each of which evidently ran a different route through the city. All advertised fares begin at 25 centimes, more than affordable to the average bourgeois in the first quarter of the 19th century. For the passenger wishing for a more private ride, the second brochure in the present work provides details of personal carriages for hire, much the same as modern day taxis. A list of passengers' and drivers' rights is given (rates vary depending on time of day; coachmen are prohibited from riding their horses too vigorously; each station is attended by an 'inspecteur permanent'; fares must be paid in advance for conveyance to spectacles, balls, and public amusements; etc). Sample rates from popular destinations are given: taking a Courageux from Rue J. J. Rousseau to Belleville will cost just 40 centimes, while a standard Cabriolet in the city centre charges 60 centimes for the first 15 minutes of its hire, 2.5 centimes for every minute thereafter. The omnibus - expressly designed to carry a large number of passengers in a municipal setting, with frequent stops - was pioneered and introduced by Stanislas Baudry in Nantes in 1826. His idea of a highly-organized public transportation system quickly proved successful, and some 2.5 million passengers were estimated to have ridden his omnibuses during the first 6 months of their operation in Paris. The first British omnibus commenced its route in July, 1829, and the vehicle reached New York the same year. The present work was probably issued by an operator of Baudry's own company, or by one of the numerous rival companies which quickly arose to take advantage of this new demand. We have located one US copy of the illustrated brochure, held by the Met. * cf Manuel de l'amateur d'estampes, p. 498 (under Boutray)

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

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

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

      London: Hunt and Clarke, 1828. Two volumes. (lxxvi, 473; 545). Gray cloth-covered boards.Panelled spines, red and black leather labels. Fore-edge and bottom edge untrimmed. New endpapers.Engraved frontispiece portrait of the author. Light off-setting onto title-page. Most pages uncut at top, some at fore-edge as well. Volume 1 has two folding plans; one of the Solace Gardens of Schwetzingen, Germany; the other of Karlsrhue. An errata slip is attached at the end. Volume 2 has a large folding map of the course of the Mississippi River with 2 small tears and slight browning at one fold. Volume 2 also has three full-page plates at the end showing Indian artifacts and apparel. Plates are lightly foxed, mainly on periphery. Volume 1 recounts the author's travels in England, France, Germany, and Italy. Volume 2 is devoted to his travels among Northwestern American Indian tribes. Some authorities have disputed the accuracy of the narration and even doubted the discovery claims. Several letters regarding this dispute are included in the preface of Volume 1. See Howes B338, Field 111, Wagner-Camp 26a.2. . First English Edition. 1/2 Gray Morocco. Light Edge Wear/No Jacket. Octavo.

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

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

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        The Book Of Common Prayer

      Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1828. Folio, bound in brown leather. Gilt titles and tooling to the spine. All edges gilt. In very good condition. Presents wonderfully. The Book of Common Prayer was created out of Thomas Cranmer's desire for a liturgical text that all of Europe's Protestant, English-speaking churches could agree on. Its magisterial liturgical language is, "as a source of spiritual inspiration… for most Englishmen second only to the Bible" (PMM 75). The Book of Common Prayer was first issued in 1549 during the reign of Edward VI and revised through the reign of Mary I, James II, and ending significantly in 1832.

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

      London: J. Taylor, 1828. First edition. Hardcover. Contemporary quarter navy morocco and marbled boards. Very good./No Dust Jacket. Half title (verso blank), title (verso with imprint), dedication (verso blank), preface pp. v-x. 34 pages in text. Folio, 44 x 30 cm. 42 plates and plans, 26 are hand-colored aquatints. This copy with plates watermarked Whatman 1827 and 1828. Nearly all designs here were executed. Among the finest depictions of country seats of the period, this copy has earlier watermarks than J.R. Abbey's example, ABBEY LIFE 33. COLTON 195.1. "The plates executed in aquatint and hand colored, are among the most handsome in all cottage and villa design books. Each subject, depicted in view and plan, is skillfully integrated with surrounding foliage and distant landscape forms. This is accomplished through effects of light and shadow, conscientiously balanced relationships between natural and built objects, and in some cases a misty haze that creates an effect of atmospheric depth. COLTON p.526. "Lugar was a skillful practitioner of the picturesque, exploiting the fashion for `cottages ornes' and castellated Gothic mansions in the manner of John Nash." Internally fresh, very bright copy, entirely uncut. Modest extremity wear.

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        Le Disposizioni del Regolamento Generale del Processo Civile

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

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