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        Researches in South Africa; illustrating the civil, moral, and religious condition of the native tribes: including journals of the author's travels in the interior; together with detailed accounts of the progress of the Christian missions, exhibiting the influence of Christianity in promoting civilization.

      London, James Duncan, 1828.2 volumes. Later half green morocco, with red title-labels on spines. With engraved view of Bethelsdorp, folding map of South Africa (top missing), and sketch of the institution of the Theopolis. XXXV,403; VIII,450 pp.First edition. - Few books on South African matters have been the subject of such fierce denunciation and bitter criticisms as these volumes. The author proceeded to South Africa in the service of the London Missionary Society in 1819, and soon became a most drastic censor of the methods pursued towards the nativs by the colonists, and the policy of the colonial government with regard to native affairs. When the Researches in South Africa were published a large amount of public indignation was aroused, and the subject was brought before the Houses of Parliament, considerable changes in the administration of native affairs in South Africa being eventually brought about. The volumes afford considerable information respecting the natives and colonists in the first quarter of the nineteenth century (Mendelssohn II, p.160-161). - (Browned).SAB III, p.665.

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        Three-Page Autograph Letter Signed from Xenia, Ohio discussing Andrew Jackson and Xenia

      1828. Very Good. Written on three sides of a bi-folium leaf addressed to Ephraim E. Sheppard of Bridgeton, New Jersey, and dated February 24th, 1828. Folded as mailed. Some small tears, creases and small stains, else very good. A letter each from Benjamin and Ruth, apparently a married couple living in Xenia, Ohio. Both discuss the upcoming election and whether Jackson or Adams will win: the Nieukirks support Adams while Sheppard is a Jacksonian. Benjamin, a shopkeeper, asks after fashions and mentions hats; Ruth mentions family and gives a brief history of Xenia and its inhabitants. The Nieukirks emigrated from New Jersey to Xenia.

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        Medical Botany: Or, Illustrations and Descriptons of the Medicinal Plants of the London, Edinburgh, and Dublin Pharmacopoeias;

      Including a Popular and Scientific Description of the Poisonous Plants. 4 vols. London: Churchill 1828-31. With 185 handcoloured plates of which 7 are double. The handcolouring of the plates has a little offsetting on following text-pages otherwise clean and well-preserved uncut copy bound in publisher's green cloth with gold on spines. * Plate no. 79 upside - down; plate 119 + 142 misnumbered.Complete set of this beautiful contemporary handcoloured work on the medical plants in Great Britain together with herbs and fruits.Pritzel 8946. Nissen, BBI 1891.

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        St. Petersburgh. A Journal of Travels to and from that Capital; through Flanders, the Rhenish Provinces, Prussia, Russia, Poland, Silesia, Saxony, the Federated States of Germany, and France

      1828 - Two volumes. Demy 8vo. xxxii,577pp. & xii,742pp. Plus errata leaf. Plus 37 illustrations and plans (one plate extending, one map folding), with 33 illustrations and plans in the text. Bound in modern full cloth, with leather title labels. The cloth a little marked, yet very good overall. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        One hundred fables, original and selected.

      London: George Lawford (pr. by J. Johnson), 1828. 4to (25.3 cm, 10"). 2 vols. I: Frontis., [6], iii, [1], 272 pp.; illus. II: lx, 248 pp.; illus. [with] Northcote, James; William Harvey, engr.; Edmund Southey Rogers, ed. Fables, original and selected. Second series. London: John Murray (pr. by C. Whittingham), 1833.    Here are both series of Northcote's profusely illustrated fairy tale collections together, with => over 500 in-text wood engravings by William Harvey, one of Thomas Bewick's favorite apprentices, after Northcote's work "based on illustrations from old prints onto which Northcote pasted his own designs," and with ornamental letters and vignettes designed by Harvey himself (DNB online).    The first volume of this work was published in 1828 with the writing help of Northcote's friend and essayist William Hazlitt and begins with a frontispiece of Northcote engraved by W.H. Worthington. The second, which contains 101 new fables, was printed by Whittingham at the Chiswick Press and produced posthumously through the effort of Edmund Southey Rogers, who also contributed a biographical sketch of Northcote to the volume.    Binding: Late 19th- or early 20th-century polished tan calf, spines each with two different-colored leather spine labels, compartments gilt-stamped with two birds in a fountain, covers framed in gilt double fillets around a delicate foliate roll. Board edges with gilt double fillets, turn-ins with decorative gilt roll, marbled endpapers. All edges gilt.    Provenance: From the library of American collector Albert A. Howard, small booklabel ("AHA") at rear of each volume. Bound as above: gently rubbed at corners and hinges, one sunned board, two short scratches and one with a bit of discoloration around it, pencilling on one endpaper. Provenance as above, light age-toning with the occasional spot, moderate foxing on and around frontispiece. => Neatly laid out, beautifully illustrated, handsomely bound, happy condition.

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        Veduta del grand'interno dell'Anfiteatro Flavio, detto il Colosseo

      1828. La serie delle vedute di Antichità Romane, composta di 101 tavole, viene realizzata con il ricavato della e vendita dei rami della Raccolta di cinquanta principali vedute di antichità tratte dai scavi fatti in Roma in questi ultimi tempi divise in 40 vedute edita nel 1817. Con quest'opera, per il numero delle tavole e per il formato prescelto, di grandi dimensioni, l'incisore vuole affermarsi come figura di primo piano nel mondo artistico romano. In quest'opera Rossini si cimenta in un diretto confronto con il suo predecessore G. B. Piranesi che costituisce un punto di riferimento per un incisore di vedute antiche, per quanto riguarda l'originalità e l'ampiezza della riproduzione. Il Rossini, oltre a sottolineare la sua influenza nella scelta del titolo e di alcune didascalie, usa frequentemente le medesime inquadrature e identici punti di vista del maestro veneziano. Altro elemento riconducibile a Piranesi è l'uso della luce e dei forti contrasti chiaroscurali. In queste tavole raggiunge una certa padronanza del mezzo tecnico che gli permette di cimentarsi in inquadrature più complesse nelle quali si nota un'organizzazione spaziale molto articolata. Nelle tavole è frequente il ricorso al taglio diagonale della veduta, consentendogli una più ampia possibilità di graduare i chiaroscuri in profondità. Tuttavia essendo l'opera composta da molte tavole presenta una certa discontinuità ed è possibile riscontrare in alcune di esse qualche incertezza nella impostazione prospettica ed alcune durezze nel segno. Rimanendo fedele alla tradizione corrente, la scelta dei soggetti operata dal Rossini non introduce nessuna novità; sono infatti rappresentati tutti i più importanti monumenti e luoghi archeologici di Roma. Elementi di novità sono sottolineati dalla registrazione puntuale dei lavori di indagine e di scavo intrapresi in quegli anni che dalla originalità delle inquadrature. Di particolare interesse da un punto di vista documentario sono le ultime quattro incisioni relative alla distruzione della Basilica di San Paolo fuori le mura, in seguito all'incendio del 15 luglio 1823. La volontà di voler animare le vedute, restituendo il monumento al suo contesto storico e la propria inadeguatezza nel campo della figura porta Rossini ad una collaborazione con Bartolomeo Pinelli, incisore romano, interprete e illustratore del costume e della vita popolare; a cui si devono le figure e i gruppi caratteristici che corredano le vedute. Pinelli in alcuni casi, riprende i motivi tratti dalle sue precedenti raccolte di Costumi pittoreschi romani. Incisione in rame, ampli margini, in ottimo stato di conservazione. The series of views Antichità Romane, made of 101 plates, was realized with the proceeds of the sale of the plates used for Raccolta di cinquanta principali vedute di antichità tratte dai scavi fatti in Roma in questi ultimi tempi divided in 40 views, published in 1817. This is the work with which the artist wanted to become one of the most important artists in the Roman cultural life; we can state that if we consider the size of the work and the subject he choose. In this work Rossini tested himself with his predecessor, G. B. Piranesi, who was considered as a point of reference when it came to ancient views and originality. Rossini, was deeply influenced by Piranesi, as it can be seen in the title, the legends, the same points of views and framing. Another important element he took from Piranesi is the use of light and the contrast of chiaroscuro. In these plates Rossini reached the higher mastery of the technique, realizing also extremely particular framings and a new and complex organization of the space. In the plates quite common is the diagonal view of the subject, which gave him the possibility to elaborate more the chiaroscuro. However, since the work is made of many plates, it is quite discontinuous and some of the plates present some indecision in the perspective formulation and a little harshness in the mark. Always following the tradition of his time, Rossini's choice of the subjects does not present any kind of originality; he actually depicted all the main archaeological sites and monuments of Rome. The sole novelty is represented by the precise record of the excavation works and analysis. Quite interesting, from a documental point of view, are the last four engravings depicting the destruction of the Basilica of St. Paul outside the wall, after the fire of July the 15th, 1823. The will to give life to his views, the reinstatement of the monuments to their historic context and the fact that he was not good with figures, brought Rossini to start a partnership with Bartolomeo Pinelli, Roman engraver and costume illustrator of daily life. He was the one who realized the figures of Rossini's views. Sometimes Pinelli took the subjects from his previous collection Costumi pittoreschi romani. Copperplate, with wide margins, in very good conditions.

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        Native American

      1828. 1828 Printing of the History of American Indian Conflicts Book <I>"History of the Discovery of America; of the Landing of our Forefathers at Plymouth, and of their most Remarkable Engagement with the Indians in New-England, From their First Landing in 1620, Until the Final Subjugation of the Natives in 1679. To Which is Annexed, The Particulars of Almost Every Important Engagement with the Savages at the Westward to the Present Day. Including the Defeat of Generals Braddock, Harmer and St. Clair, By the Indians at the Westward; The Creek and Seminole War, &c."</I> By Henry Trumbull, Published by Peaslee, Boston, 1828, 255p. octavo, with fold out engraving <I>"A View of Col. Johnson's Engagement with the Savages (commanded by Tecumseh) near the Moravian Town, October 5, 1812."</I> which is hand colored.

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        Taki-eddini Makrizii Historia Coptorum Christianorum in Aegypto Arabice, edita et in liguam latinam translata ab H. J. Wetzer

      Sulzbach, Seidel, 1828. 8vo. Contemporay marbled boards with green gilt-stamped lettering-piece; pp. xxiv, 215; minimal wear to extremities, very light browning, a very clean copy; provenancems. shelfmark number at end, bookplate Von der Gabelentz-Poschwitz, ownership inscription H. C. v. d. Gabelentz, dated 1828 on front fly-leaf. A beautiful copy of the first edition of the bilingual (Egyptian Arabic and Latin) edition, first edition in print. The Egyptian historian Maqrizi (1342 - 1442), as an Egyption historian and biographer. His main work, on the history of Egypt, simply called Khitat, contained as well a history of the Coptic Christians, which Wetzel had discovered when reasearching at the Royal Library in Paris. Provenance: The von der Gabelentz family from Saxony dates back to the 12th century, Several members of the family where pholologists, writers or cultural historians. The first owner of this volume was Hans Conon von der Gabelentz (1807-1874). His main philological work lies in the field of Mongolian and Finno-Ugric languages.

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        Abbildungen aus der Naturgeschichte. Mit Text . Lithographirt in der Kunstanstalt v. Fr(iedrich) Schulthess.

      Zürich, Schulthess (1824-1828). - Sprache: Deutsch (2. Aufl.). Folio. Illustr. lithogr. Titel, S. 1-20, S. 27-112 u. 41 (39 handkolorierte) lithogr. Tafeln. Blindgepr. OLn. mit goldgepr. Deckeltitel. Leemann-van Elck, Die zürcherische Buchillustration von den Anfängen bis um 1850, S. 207: ". ein prächtiges Werk". Nissen, ZBI 3669. - Eines der schönsten Werke zur Naturgeschichte des 19. Jahrhunderts. - Mit sorfältig kolorierten Darstellungen verschiedene Affenarten, Fledermäuse, Hunde, Raubkatzen, Kamel, Giraffe, Rotwild, Elefant, Nilpferd, Pferde, Wale u. Delphine, Vögel, Reptilien, Fische, Schlangen, Insekten, Schnecken u.v.a. sowie Pflanzen: Forst- und Obstbäume, Gartengewächse, Futter, Öl- und Färbepflanzen, Gewürzpflanzen und Blumen. - Heinrich Rudolf Schinz (1777-1861) kehrte nach seinem Studium der Medizin in Würzburg und Jena nach Zürich zurück. Er war Lehrer und auch Rektor der Industrieschule, Prof. für Zoologie an der neugegründeten Universität Zürich, Begründer und Konservator der Zürcher Zoologischen Sammlung, Oberrichter, Grossrat, Präsident der Naturfoschenden Gesellschaft Zürich, Initiant, Mitgründer und später Präsident der Schweiz. Naturfoschenden Gesllschaft. - Einband etwas bestoßen und berieben, Rücken an Kapital und Fuß mit kl. Fehlstellen, Innengelenke gebrochen, dadurch Heftung gelockert, 1 Tafel lose, Textteil etwas stockfl., sonst gut erhaltenes vollständiges Exemplar. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Rheingegenden II.'.

      - altkolorierte Lithographie b. Arnz & Co. in Düsseldorf, um 1828, 30,5 x 29,5 Sammelblatt mit 6 Ansichten. - Die Ansichten zeigen Bingen, Mäuseturm bei Bingen, Winkel und Johannesberg (Oestrich-Winkel), Assmannshausen, Andernach und Nonnenwerth von Rolandseck gesehen mit Blick auf Bad Honnef u nd das Siebengebirge.

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        Reizen en ontmoetingen in het zuiden van Afrika, behelzende een overzigt over den tegenwoordigen toestand dier kolonie; benevens eenige aanmerkingen over den aanwas en de vooruitzigten der Britsche landverhuizingen derwaarts. Uit het Engelsch veraald.

      Groningen, W. van Boekeren, 1828.2 volumes. Original half cloth, with red morocco title-labels on spines. With 2 aquatint frontispieces, folding map of South Africa and folding plan of Cape Town and 7 aquatint plates. XX,(2),439; X,457 pp. First Dutch edition, first published in English in London in 1827 Travels and adventures in Southern Africa. - George Thompson (1796-1889) a merchant and traveller, resided at Cape Town as the representative and shareholder of a large London company. 'In 1821, Mr. Thompson made a six weeks 'excursion to Albany 'to examine into the prospects of the British emigrants' .. he visited Port Elizabeth ('then a hamlet of only three or four houses'), Uitenhage, Graham's Town, Bathurst, George, and many other districts and settlements .. In 1823 and 1824 he proceeded to the Orange River and Bechuanaland, and his account of these regions is recognised as the most important description of this part of the continent published in the early part of the nineteenth century. The third division of the work comprises a review of the condition 'of the Dutch and British inhabitants, of the agricultural, commercial, and financial circumstances of the country and of its adaption of further colonisation. .. This valuable work contains a number of excellent engravings, some of which were contributed by the naturalist Wehdemann, and others by Mr. De Meillon and Dr. Heurtley' (Mendelssohn II, p.494). ' His Travels provides valuable descriptions of the geography, history and natural history' (Howgego II, p.586). 'Both Thompson's 'Travels' and his illustrations stand high in the field of Africana' (Gordon-Brown, Pictorial Africana, p.230). - Some waterstaining otherwise a fine copy.Cat. NHSM I, p.209; SAB IV, p.490; not in Tiele and Mendelssohn.

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        Panoramaansicht, "Panorama von Heidelberg, seinem Schlosse und seinen Umgebungen".

      - altgouachiertes Aquatinta v. Rordorf n. Rordorf und Wirtz b. Engelmann in Heidelberg, dat. 1828, 12,5 x 106 Schefold, Nr. 26258. - Blick von den Ruinen des alten Schlosses auf Heidelberg und seine Umgebung. Das Panorama ist mehrfach gefaltet. Im Originalpappschuber. Mit einem gestochenen Frontipiz ( Blick auf Heidelberg, nicht koloriert), Titelblatt und 3 Blatt Erklärungen zum Panorama in 2 Sprachen ( franz. und deutsch ). - Sehr schönes Kolorit. Die Textseiten leicht stockfleckig. Der Pappschuber mit Bereibungen und die Kanten durch ein Leinwandband verstärkt. Sprache: Deutsch

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        Huldreich Zwingli\'s Werke. Huldrici Zuinglii Opera. Erste vollständige Ausgabe durch Melchior Schuler und Joh. Schulthess. Band 1 bis 8 komplett. Band 1 u. 2: Die Deutschen Schriften; Band 3 bis 6: ; Band 7 u. 8: Briefe / Epistola.

      Zürich, bey Friedrich Schultheß 1828-1842. 8 Bände (= so vollständig). Erstausgabe. VIII, 668; IV, 506, VIII, 531, IV, 111; VIII, 677; IV, 307; IV, 788; 766, 340; VIII, 580; IV, 715 Seiten. Frakturdruck. 4° (24 x 16 cm) Halblederbände der Zeit mit goldgeprägtem Rückentitel und Buntpapierbezügen. [Hardcover / fest gebunden]. Werkausgabe in deutscher und lateinischer Sprache. - Die Zusammenstellung Huldrych Zwinglis sämtlicher Werke war erstmals 1545 und 1581 erfolgt. Schuler und Schulthess gaben diese Werke in der vorliegenden Ausgabe erstmals wieder 1828 bis 1842 heraus. 1861 erschien noch ein Supplementband, der hier nicht enthalten ist. - Rückenleder leicht beschabt, Rückentitel teils deutlich abgerieben. Außengelenke und Kapitale leicht berieben, Ecken etwas bestoßen. Besitzstempel auf den Innendeckeln. Papier der Bände unterschiedlich stark braunfleckig sowie Band 6 mit einem größeren Wafferfleck auf mehreren Seiten, sonst gut erhalten und intakt. Insgesamt gutes, vollständiges und sauberes, wenngleich nicht spurlos gealtertes Exemplar. Versand D: 5,50 EUR Zwingli, Huldreich, Melchior Schuler (Bearb.) und Joh. Schulthess (Bearb.): Huldreich Zwingli\'s Werke. Huldrici Zuinglii Opera. Erste vollständige Ausgabe durch Melchior Schuler und Joh. Schulthess. Band 1 bis 8 komplett. Band 1 u. 2: Die Deutschen Schriften; Band 3 bis 6: ; Band 7 u. 8: Briefe / Epistola. 8 Bände (= so vollständig). Erstausgabe. Zürich, bey Friedrich Schultheß 1828-1842.

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        [LENGTHY MANUSCRIPT LETTER, SIGNED, BY JOSEPH ROSATI, BISHOP OF ST. LOUIS AND APOSTOLIC ADMINISTRATOR OF NEW ORLEANS, REPORTING ON EARLY CATHOLIC MISSIONARY WORK IN MISSOURI AND LOUISIANA IN 1828]

      Perry County, Mo, 1828. [11]pp. plus integral address leaf, written on three bifolia, approximately 4000 words. Quarto. Previously folded. Two tears in final leaf from wax seals, not affecting text. Very good. In French. An extraordinary letter, comprising the 1828 report of Joseph Rosati, the Bishop of St. Louis and the Apostolic Administrator of New Orleans (and first Italian Bishop in America), on the state of the early administration of the largest diocese in North America at that time. The letter was composed at the Seminaire de Ste. Marie in Perryville, Missouri, just the second such institution in the United States, and the only Roman Catholic seminary west of the Mississippi River for some time hence. This letter contains significant corrections and additions to a contemporaneous version that was published in Lyon, in a missionary periodical journal, the ANNALES DE L'ASSOCIATION DE LA PROPAGATION DE LA FOI. The letter is addressed to a M. l'Abbé Pelagand in Lyon, who was involved in the publication of several religious works in France during this period. At the time of Rosati's appointment as Bishop of St. Louis in 1827, the geographic area of diocese included nearly half the United States, comprising Missouri, Western Illinois, and all American territory west of the Mississippi and north of Louisiana. This letter therefore addresses a wide variety of topics related to the business of the two frontier Catholic dioceses of the United States. Topics include an assessment of the various Catholic communities and parishes served, Indian relations and education (including discussions of education of the Meti and visits to the Osages), and the process of church construction in various locales. Rosati also discusses how to deal with the growing English-speaking population in New Orleans, noting that morning sermons were being given in English and evening sermons in French, and he addresses a systemic lack of priests in the dioceses. He also discusses activities at various missions in Missouri and Louisiana, and describes several Catholic communities in Arkansas. Joseph Rosati was born in Sora, Italy, and became the first Italian Bishop in America. "In 1816 Rosati joined the Roman Vincentians under the leadership of Felix DeAndreis, who accepted the invitation of Bishop Louis DuBourg of Louisiana to do missionary work in Missouri, then a part of the latter's diocese. After long stays in Baltimore, Maryland, and Bardstown, Kentucky, where he taught at the diocesan seminary, Rosati joined DeAndreis in Missouri in 1818. Rosati served as rector of the Vincentians' St. Mary's Seminary at Perryville, Missouri's first chartered college, which opened in 1818. He also served as pastor of the local church. Following DeAndreis's death in 1820, Rosati became superior of the American Vincentians, a position of importance as the order's work began to expand. "As Vincentian superior, Rosati was a logical candidate for the episcopate. In 1824 he was appointed coadjutor bishop of Louisiana and continued to head the school at Perryville while exercising episcopal functions in the northern part of this vast diocese. After DuBourg resigned as bishop of Louisiana in 1825, the Holy See created the separate dioceses of New Orleans and St. Louis and appointed Rosati first bishop of St. Louis in March 1827 and administrator of the New Orleans diocese until 1829" - ANB. An outstanding manuscript report concerning Catholic activities on the American frontier in the 1820s, with corrections and additions never before published. ANB (online).

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        REMINISCENCES; OR AN EXTRACT FROM THE CATALOGUE OF GENERAL JACKSON'S 'JUVENILE INDISCRETIONS,' BETWEEN THE AGES OF 23 AND 60

      [N.p., 1828. 8pp. Folded half sheet. Some foxing. A very good, unsophisticated copy. Untrimmed and unopened. A scarce anti-Jackson pamphlet from the 1828 presidential campaign. According to the preface, the author, Dr. James L. Armstrong, is, "A gentleman of irreproachable character in the State of Tennessee, near the place where Gen. Jackson himself resides. Dr. Armstrong served in the last war, and is a highly respected member of the Methodist church." In this short screed, he demonstrates Jackson's "intemperate life and character" by describing more than a dozen duels, challenges, and other altercations, including detailed descriptions of the fight with Thomas Hart Benton and the notorious Dickinson duel. He claims that these are "only a short extraction" of Jackson's belligerence, and that he has evidence of "nearly one hundred fights or violent and abusive quarrels. WISE & CRONIN 143.

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        Opera omnia, recensuit Filon, in regio Ludovici magni collegio professor

      A. Mesnier, Paris, 1828. Very good: discoloration to endsheets, old faint Hungarian library stamp on title, same stamp repeated on page 229, intermittent soiling to deckle edges. 3 3/8 x 2 1/4 inches, viii, 229, (1) pages, contemporary blind-ruled black morocco, spine in six compartments, ribbon bookmark, uncut, moderate rubbing to binding, tips showing, Printed by Didot. The type is 2 1/2-point, cut by Henri Didot. Spielmann 201. Welsh 3568.

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        Fables Traduites du russe d'apres l'edition complete de 1825

      D'Auguste Semen, 1828. Tracce d'uso alla legatura Presenza di fioriture Per il resto ottimo stato.

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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. Including an Account of the Progress of a Detachment to the Eastward, by John Richardson.

      London. John Murray. 1828. - 4to. 28cm, the first edition, xxiv,320,clvii, [errata],pp., with 31 steel engraved plates & 6 rear folding maps, in the publisher's original pebbled cloth, gilt spine titles, expertly restored, new endpapers, some slight wear on the board edges, the plate are clean clear strikes, a tall copy, very good to fine condition. (cgc) Copies in original cloth or boards are scarce. AB 5198. TPL 1434. Lande 1182. Sabin 25628. Franklin here explored the Arctic coast from the MacKenzie delta west almost to Point Barrow, while Richardson's party explored eastward to the mouth of the Coppermine. Together they added 1200 miles of coast line to the map of the Canadian Arctic. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Plantae officinales oder Sammlung officineller Pflanzen. Mit lithographierten Abbildungen von A. Henry und Beschreibungen

      Düsseldorf, in der lithographischen Anstalt Arnz & Comp. 1828 - Beschreibung: 4 Bände in originalem Lederbezug mit goldgeprägtem Rücken: a. Band 1 (1828): Ein inventarischer Textband mit Beschreibungen officinaler Pfanzen; Format/ Einband: 41 x 27,5 cm; dreiseitigem Rotschnitt, knapp 600 Seiten ohne Seitenzahlen, mit schriftlicher von alter Hand vorgenommener Durchnummerierung von 432 beschriebenen Pflanzen auf jeder Seite und im Inhaltsverzeichnis; Einbandbezug stark berieben, an den Ecken und Rändern vor allem unten durchgerieben; Seite 33/34 am Ende des ersten Druckbogens leicht aus der Fadenbindung gelöst mit kleinem Riss; ansonsten sehr guter Erhaltungszustand mit wenigen Stockflecken bzw. Wasserrändern. b. Band 2 (1828): Atlas-Band I mit z.T. kolorierten 224 ganzseitigen Hand-Lithographietafeln der Pflanzen; Format: 48,5 x 32 cm; dreiseitigem Rotschnitt, 224 Tafelseiten; mit schriftlicher von alter Hand (mit einem Irrtum) vorgenommener Durchnummerierung von 224 handlithographierten Pflanzenabbildungen; Einbandecken unten bestoßen; Einbandbezug berieben; alle Seiten einwandfrei, z.T. mit leichten Stockflecken; sehr guter Erhaltungszustand. c. Band 3 (1828): Atlas-Band II mit z.T. kolorierten 214 ganzseitigen Hand-Lithographietafeln der Pflanzen; Format: 48,5 x 32 cm; dreiseitigem Rotschnitt, 214 Tafelseiten; mit schriftlicher von alter Hand (mit einem Irrtum) vorgenommener Durchnummerierung von 214 handlithographierten Pflanzenabbildungen; Einbandecken unten bestoßen; Einbandbezug berieben; Frontispiz mit Papierfalte; alle Seiten einwandfrei, z.T. mit leichten Stockflecken; sehr guter Erhaltungszustand. d. Band 4 (1833): Atlas-Band als Supplementband mit weiteren z.T. kolorierten 120 ganzseitigen Hand-Lithographien der Pflanzen; Format: 48,5 x 31 cm; dreiseitigem Rotschnitt, 120 Tafelseiten; mit schriftlicher von alter Hand vorgenommener Durchnummerierung von 120 handlithographierten Pflanzenabbildungen; Einbandbezug stark berieben, an den Ecken und Rändern vor allem unten durchgerieben; Frontispiz mit Papierfalte; Tafel 23 mit ca. 5 cm Papierausbruch am Rand; bei Tafel 118 leichter Aufbruch der Fadenheftung im Einband; ansonsten sehr guter Erhaltungszustand mit sehr wenigen Flecken. Bemerkungen: Sehr seltene vollständige Originalausgabe in 4 Bänden (1 Inventarband mit Beschreibungen und 3 Atlasbänden) mit allen insgesamt 558 in vielfach noch leuchtend satten Farben kolorierten Hand-Lithographien officinaler Pflanzen von A. Henry der Jahre 1828-1833. Das schon damals sehr bedeutende Werk wurde in Zusammenarbeit von Weyhe, Wolter und Funke begonnen und später von Nees von Esenbeck fortgeführt. Maximilian Friedrich Weyhe (1775 - 1846) war königlicher Gartenbauinspektor in Düsseldorf und schuf verschiedene bedeutende Parkanlagen seiner Zeit; Wolter war niedergelassener Arzt in Düsseldorf und mit Weyhe eng befreundet, Funke war Direktor der Gärten auf Schloss Dyck bei Neuss und sorgte im beginnenden 18. Jh. dort in Diensten der Grafen zu Salm-Reifferscheidt dafür, dass Schloss Dyck mit seinen Gärten so etwas wie eine pommologische Hochburg der damaligen Zeit wurde und ergiebig Einfluss auf die preußische Gartenbauvereinkultur des 19. Jh. nahm. Nach der Zusammenstellung des ersten Supplement-Bandes führte Nees von Esenbeck (1776 - 1858) die Sammlung der lithographgierten Pflanzen mit bis 1838 insgesamt 8 Hefte fort, die aber nie wieder in Fortführung eines 2. Supplementbandes zusammen gebunden bekannt wurden. Die 4 Bände stellen insofern die erste und einzige Gesamtausgabe des Werkes von 1828/ 1833 dar. Nees von Esenbeck war ein bedeutender Botaniker der damaligen Zeit und hatte als Direktor der botanischen Gärten an den Universitäten Leiden und Bonn Zugriff auf eine der umfassendsten Pflanzensammlung der damaligen Zeit. Die lithographierten Abbildungen des Werkes wurden in natura an lebenden Pflanzen vorwiegend in den Bonner Gärten vorgenommen. Das Werk geht wahrscheinlich auf eine von Weyhe 1821/ 1822 angelegte Sammlung von 7 Heften mit Pflanzenlithographien zurück. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Correspondence of the family of Mrs. Henrietta "Hetty" S. Butler Smith, wife of Missionary Eli Smith, includes letters to her sons: Edward "Ned" Robinson Smith, an artist, and Benjamin Eli Smith, Century Dictionary editor, with other letters, ephemera and photos, 1820's-1984

      145 letters, 337 manuscript and typed pages, (54 retained mailing envelopes), dated 24 July 1828 to 24 May 1984, some tears at folds, margins, otherwise good; with a manuscript cook book, 2 books, sixth plate daguerreotype of Hetty Smith, photographs, postcards, and ephemera as follows:Correspondence:2 letters, 11 typed pp., these are later typescript copiesof letters written by Eli Smith, one letter was written to his brother "B. Smith" written from "Beyrout" (8 pp.), dated 26 March 1827; and one to his "Br. & Sister" from "Malta," dated 24 July 1828 (3 pp.). 11 letters, 31 manuscript pp., written by Benjamin Eli Smith, from Gottingen and Leipzig, Germany, to his mother, Mrs. Henrietta "Hetty" S. Butler Smith, dated 24 October 1880 to 22 May 1881. B.E. Smith went to Europe to study at university. He writes to his mother of the differences between German education and American, his boarding house, professors, weather, etc.20 letters, 33 manuscript and typed pp., Mrs. Henrietta "Hetty" S. Butler Smith wrote 9 letters (19 mss pp.) to her son Benjamin Robinson Smith, dated 28 April 1883 to 21 May 1888, (includes several undated letters, but from within the same time period; as the other 11 letters, 14 typed pp.), being typescript copies of the originals written by: James S. Dennis, Beyrout, Syria (1); American linguist, philologist, and lexicographer W. D. Whitney, of New Haven, Connecticut (5); American mineralogist and physicist E.S. Dana, New Haven, Connecticut (1); American hymnologist Waldo S. Pratt, Hartford, (1); American architect and art critic Russell Sturgis, New York City (1); American entomologist, L.O. Howard, Washington, D.C. (1); and American printer and scholarly author on typography Theo. L. DeVinne, New York City, (1); dated 13 March 1885 to 20 October 1891. The bulk of these typescript copies deal with Smith's work as co-editor for the Century Dictionary, published by the Century Publishing Company. The correspondence seems to have been used in the preparation of the dictionary.91 incoming letters, totaling 218 manuscript pp., written to Edward "Ned" Robinson Smith in New York City, dated 18 October 1882 to 28 September 1891, (includes several undated letters), correspondents include: instructor Clifford R. Bateman, of Columbia College, (2); George A. Plimpton, of Ginn & Co, Publishers, New York City, (1); his sister Sarah B. Stiles, of Coronado Beach, California (5); and 83 letters written by his mother, Mrs. Henrietta "Hetty" S. Butler Smith, written mostly from Amherst, Massachusetts, but also some from Tucson, Arizona (6); Middletown, Connecticut (2); Lakewood, New Jersey (1); Brooklyn, New York (2); Haines Falls, New York (5); Lyons, MI (2); San Diego, (4); and Coronado Beach, California (26), where Henrietta moved for a while, staying with her daughter Sarah, for some time. Henrietta in her letters to her son Edward "Ned" Robinson Smith writes of her concerns for her son's welfare, worrying about him, his life as an artist, his lack of income, his debts at home, the embarrassment of these debts, his health, the death of his good friend Clifford R. Bateman who was trying to help Smith gain employment in New York. Once she moves to California she asks him to move there, to come for a visit to see what it is like, etc., with glowing descriptions of her life in California, Coronado Beach, the real estate development possibilities, the vineyards and fruit groves, etc.21 miscellaneous letters, 44 pp., dated 1 July 1883 to 24 May 1984; of these 21 letters, 8 (14 pp.) are typed copies; this collection includes 6 letters written to "Cora," Cornelia Shelton, wife of Benjamin Eli Smith, mother of Miriam Gray Smith Russell - they were written by her mother-in-law Mrs. Henrietta "Hetty" S. Butler Smith; 2 letters were written to Mrs. Miriam Gray Smith Russell by Romney Spring, of Thompson & Spring's law office, Boston, Massachusetts, who was interested in family silver cups she was in possession of; 1 letter by Sarah Stiles to her mother Mrs. Henrietta "Hetty" S. Butler Smith; with several miscellaneous letters; 3 of the copies are excerpts of the same letter, recounting Clara Smith's visit to Eli Smith's grave in Lebanon; another two are copies of the full letter describing Clara Smith's visit to Eli Smith's grave, which included touring Africa; another is a copy of a letter sent by Mrs. Miriam Gray Smith Russell to Newton F. McKeon, of Amherst College Library, recounting her father Benjamin Eli Smith's role (an Amherst alum) in the publication of the Century Dictionary; the final two letters are the same letter written by Mary A. Smith to Mrs. Miriam Gray Smith Russell, informing her of Clara Smith's visit to Eli Smith's grave, amongst other things. Manuscript Cookbook Manuscript Cookbook of Henrietta Butler Smith, the third wife, of American Missionary Eli Smith, with her Daguerreotype portrait quarto, 13 pages, plus blanks, bound in early 19th century ¼ red leather and marbled boards, binding worn rubbed and scuffed, contemporary ownership signature: "Elizabeth Butler's Book 1821", on front pastedown, Elizabeth Butler was Henrietta's mother. Laid in are 13 receipts and notes, including two letters containing recipes from Henrietta's sisters Maria and Sarah, and a newspaper clipping with Henrietta Butler's remedy for cholera which she devised in Syria, plus additional recipes and 20th century notes from Henrietta Smith's granddaughter, a Mrs. Thomas Russell, of New Haven, with information and comments on the volume, she states in one note that the volume contains "some Syrian receipts". Some spotting and foxing to text, two leaves are torn across. The cookbook is accompanied by a sixth plate daguerreotype portrait of Henrietta Smith, (see image above). The image is in good condition, case rubbed, cover detached but present. Probably taken circa 1846 when Henrietta and Eli Smith were married. This manuscript cook book contains 69 recipes, not counting the inlaid receipts, which brings the total number of recipes to 91, primarily cakes and cookies. A wide variety of cakes are noted, sometimes different variations of the same cake. In many cases the name of the woman providing the recipe is noted. Most of the women are from the Northampton, Massachusetts area where Elizabeth and Henrietta lived. There are several recipes for plumb cake, loaf cake, sponge cake, wedding cakes, Federal Cake, Hartford Election Cake, Wine Cake, "Travelling Cake", "Delicate Cake", several varieties of gingerbread, "Harrison Cake", "dyspeptic bread" and Isinglass jelly. There are also receipts for curing hams and a "pickle for beef" as well as a "cement for glass wood etc." The cookbook was evidently passed down from Elizabeth Butler to her daughter Henrietta. Books, Photographs, Ephemera Books:-Smith, Eli. An Address on the Missionary Character. Boston: Printed by Perkins & Marvin, 1840. 34 pp., bound in buckram, photostatcopy, good.-Smith, Eli & Van Dyck, C.V.A. Brief Documentary History of the Translation of the Scriptures into the Arabic Language. Beirut, Syria: American Presbyterian Mission Press, [1900] "Printed for the Syrian Mission, April, 1900." 33 pp., bound in buckram, photostat copy, good.-Journal of the New Haven Colony Historical Society. Vol. 41/ No. 2. Spring 1995. Edited by Lawrence Kenney. [New Haven:] Phoenix Press, 1995. (includes article "The Making of a Missionary: Eli Smith at Yale, 1817-1821," by Margaret Leavy. Photographs:Sixth plate daguerreotype portrait of Henrietta Smith, (see image above). The image is in good condition, case rubbed, cover detached but present. Probably taken circa 1846 when Henrietta and Eli Smith were married.-2" oval photo in case with hinge cover, portrait of a woman, note inside case states: "Dear Aunt Sally, Papa's oldest sister, M. G. R."-CDV, measures 2 ½" x 4", full length portrait of man, written on edge of photo is "Who is this man Uncle Ed," possibly a photo of Edward Robinson Smith.-11 copies of photos, various sizes, black and white, several of Eli Smith, which are copies of an earlier painted portrait, Hetty Smith, and possibly Elizabeth Butler; a copy of a view of Beirut; copy of a view of the Protestant Female Seminary at Beirut, etc.-5 negatives of a house, presumably a former Smith family home; one is a negative of Eli Smith. Postcards:23 postcards, 3 are not used; mostly addressed to Edward Robinson Smith, and written by his mother Henrietta "Hetty" Simpkins Butler Smith, dated c1883-1891, addressed to Smith in New York City. Miscellaneous Ephemera:24 miscellaneous manuscript and typed items (over 60 pp) includes: "Management of Grapes by William Forsyth," "Rules for French Pronunciation," "French Pronunciation," "Rules for the Pronunciation of Latin," typed copy of "On the Translation of the Bible into Arabic by Eli Smith," typed copy of "The Churchman, August 28, 1915," typed copy of "Date Furnished by Dr. C.V.A. Van Dyck with Reference to the Translation of the Scriptures into the Arabic Language under the Auspices of American Mission in Syria and the American Bible Society," amongst other miscellaneous items; plus 10 used envelopes; 3 newspaper clippings (brittle); 1 invitation to Varnishing Day Reception, National Academy of Design (1912); 1 printed notice for meeting for the Friends of the Canal Railroad Extension (1852); 1 circular for A. Raymond & Co., NYC (not dated); 1 oversize "copy" of 1830 map and itinerary of a journey of the Peloponnesus and Greek Islands; 4 incomplete letters (6 mss pp) of Henrietta "Hetty" Simpkins Butler Smith (not dated); and one pocket watch fob, made from human hair with manuscript note explaining how the item came to be made, and whose hair it belonged to.Henrietta "Hetty" Simpkins Butler Smith (1815-1893)Henrietta Simpkins Butler was born in 1815 at Northampton, Massachusetts. She was the daughter of Daniel Butler (1768-1833) and his wife Elizabeth Simpkins (1774-1849). Her father Daniel Butler was a merchant at Northampton, but a native of Hartford, Connecticut. He was the son of Capt. Daniel Butler (1712-1766) and Sarah Bull (1726-1804). Henrietta's mother, Elizabeth Simpkins, was born in Massachusetts. She was a native of Boston, and the daughter of John Simpkins (1740-1831) and Mehitable Torrey Kneeland (1738-1817), and the granddaughter of John Simpkins (1740-1831), a commissioned captain in the Massachusetts Militia in the Revolutionary War under Col. Henry Bromfield in 1776. Together Elizabeth Simpkins and her husband Daniel had at least seven children: Ann Butler (1797-1828); John Simpkins Butler, M.D. (1803-1890); Sarah Butler (1805-1806); Sarah Torrey Butler (1811-1862); Maria Butler (1814-1901); Hetty Simpkins Butler (1815-1893); and Elizabeth Wells Butler.Hetty Butler married missionary Eli Smith on 7 October 1846 at Northampton, Massachusetts. She was Smith's third wife. Henrietta was also a missionary. Eli Smith was an American Protestant Missionary and scholar, born on 15 September 1801 in Northford, Connecticut, into a family known for its piety. His father was a farmer, shoemaker, and deacon. Eli's uncle, Samuel Whitney, who at the age of twenty-four had accompanied him to Yale, dropped out of Yale and became one of the pioneering missionaries to Hawaii in 1819. Eli went on to graduate from Yale in 1821 and from Andover Theological Seminary in 1826. He worked in Malta until 1829, and then, in company with H. G. O. Dwight traveled through Armenia and Georgia to Persia. They published their observations, Missionary Researches in Armenia, in 1833, in two volumes. Eli Smith settled in Beirut in 1833. Along with Edward Robinson, he made two trips to the Holy Land in 1838 and 1852, acting as an interpreter for Robinson in his quest to identify and record biblical place names in Palestine. He is known for bringing the first printing press with Arabic type to Syria. He went on to pursue the task which he considered to be his life's work: translation of the Bible into Arabic. Although Smith died before completing the task, the work was completed by C. V. Van Dyck of the Syrian Mission and published in 1860 to 1865.Hetty and Eli had five children, all born in what was then called Syria, but is present day Beirut, Lebanon. After the death of Eli Smith, Hetty moved back to America with her children and lived in East Windsor, Hartford County, Connecticut, where she is found in the 1860 and 1870 Census with her children. Her daughter, Mary Elizabeth Smith, was educated at the Female Seminaries in Hartford and Ipswich, Massachusetts and later taught at the Female Seminary at Mt. Auburn, Cincinnati. She became a well-known lecturer and was listed in the Women's Who's Who of America by John William Leonard 1914-1915. Mary Elizabeth married Seneca Sheldon Marcy (1827- ). Hetty's daughter, Sarah Butler Smith (1851-1905) married Theodore L. Stiles (1848 -); and a son Edward Robinson Smith (1854-1921). There are several letters in this collection by Sarah Butler Smith Stiles. Sarah married Stiles in 1872 in Amherst, Massachusetts and they subsequently moved to Tucson, Arizona, where her husband Theodore, an attorney, opened a legal practice. The couple lived in Tucson for about nine years. Theodore soon became a judge, but was indicted for embezzlement. His wife (Sarah) was granted a divorce from him, and he ran for the Supreme Court of the newly formed state of Washington. Sarah. After divorcing Stiles, Sarah moved to Coronado Beach, California, where Hetty visits her and writes to her son Edward. (Hetty also wrote several letters from Tucson while visiting her daughter there). Sarah Butler Smith Stiles was married a second time to Massachusetts state legislator and public official William Derbyshire Curtis (1844-1917), of Lenox, Massachusetts. There was also an older son, one Charles H. Smith who is found living with his mother and siblings in the 1860 Census, listed as a student. By the time the 1880 Census was taken, Hetty is found living in Amherst, Massachusetts, with her son Benjamin and Edward, who both attended Amherst University.Hetty Simpkins Butler Smith died in Lyons, Michigan, on 26 July 1893, was buried in the family plot at Bridge Street Cemetery, in Northampton, Massachusetts.The collection offered here contains approximately 92 letters written by Hetty Smith to her sons Benjamin Eli Smith, and Edward Robinson Smith. There are also 11 letters written by Benjamin Eli Smith to his mother when he was studying in Germany.Benjamin Eli Smith (1857-1913)Benjamin Eli Smith, L.H.D., was born on 7 February 1857 in Beirut, Ottoman Empire (now Lebanon). He was an American editor. He graduated from Amherst College (A.B., 1877; A.M., 1881), earning the degree of L.H.D. in 1902. He studied at Gottingen and Leipzig, Germany and was an instructor of mathematics at Amherst in 1878-1880, and in psychology at Johns Hopkins University in 1881-1882. He was managing editor (1882-1894) of the first edition of the Century Dictionary, and became editor-in-chief of the revised edition after the death of editor William Dwight Whitney in 1894. As the editor, he was also responsible for the Century Cyclopedia of Names (1894), the Century Atlas (1897), the two-volume Century Dictionary Supplement (1909), and the revised and enlarged Century Dictionary, Cyclopedia, and Atlas (twelve volumes, 1911). Additionally, he translated Schwegler's History of Philosophy and Cicero's De Amicitia, as well as editing selections from other works. Benjamin married Cornelia "Cora" Shelton (1853 -) in 1883, daughter of Margaret Shelton. Together they had a daughter Miriam Gray Smith (1890-1978). In 1900 to 1910, Smith is found living with his wife Cora and their daughter Miriam in New Rochelle, NY. Miriam Gray Smith married physician/surgeon Thomas Hubbard Russell (1886 -) in 1915 and made their home at New Haven, Connecticut, where together they had at least three children: Margaret, Thomas, and John. Their daughter Margaret was a graduate of Vassar College and Yale Law School. She married Stanley Leavy. In an issue of the "Journal of the New Haven Colony Historical Society" offered in this collection, Margaret Leavy (1918-2007) published an article on Eli Smith as a student at Yale. Benjamin Eli Smith died on 18 March 1913 The archive offered here appears to have descended through Miriam Gray Smith Russell. Edward Robinson Smith (1854-1921)Edward Robinson Smith was the eldest son of missionaries Eli Smith and his wife Hetty Smith. He was born in Beirut, Ottoman Empire (present day Lebanon) on 3 January 1854. He was educated at Phillips Academy, Andover, and Institute of Technology, Worcester, he also attended Amherst College. He studied sculpture with Dr. William Rimmer in Boston, and was also instructor in Normal Art School, 1876-1878; studied sculpture and painting in Paris, Munich, and Florence in 1878-1880, and was instructor in modeling and art anatomy at the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, 1880-1881. He pursued the profession of sculpture and painting in Boston and New York City from 1881. He later was appointed reference librarian at Avery Architectural Library at Columbia University in 1894 when it was founded; he was also appointed instructor in modeling in the Architectural Department and Teacher's College, Columbia University in 1900. He was associated with Hon. Russell Sturgis in the preparation of the Dictionary of Architecture, published by MacMillan in 1901. He lectured on history of arts at the University Extension Exchange starting in 1909. He contributed to his brother's Century Dictionary; as well as the New International Encyclopedia, and the architectural journals of his day. He made his home in New York City.Edward Robinson was named by his father to honor his friend and colleague Edward Robinson. Edward Robinson (1794-1863) was an American biblical scholar. He studied in the United States and Germany, a center of biblical scholarship and exploration of the Bible as history. He translated scriptural works from classical languages, as well as German translations. His Greek and English Lexicon of the New Testament (1836; last revision, 1850) became a standard authority in the United States, and was reprinted several times in Great Britain. His work in Biblical Geography and Biblical Archaeology conducted in the Ottoman-ruled Palestine region in the late 1830s and 1850s, earned him the epithets "Father of Biblical Geography" and "Founder of Modern Palestinology." Eli Smith traveled with Edward Robinson, making two trips to the Holy Land with him in 1838 and 1852, where he acted as Robinson's interpreter in his quest to identify and record biblical place names in Palestine. Sample Quotations:"Gottingen Oct 24th 1880Dear Mother,I wish you could look out of my window with me this morning. Yesterday the trees were in full leaf, most of them a dark rich green. This morning they are bending under the weight of half a foot of snow! The sky is clear, the sun bright and altogether are a very beautiful sight, only a little trying for the eyes.My life in G. has thus far been very pleasant and [promises] to continue to be so all through the winter. Thursday (21st) the lectures began and I entered upon my proper year's work. Externally and internally things can be more different than German University and an American College. With the former there is apparently not the slightest effort to 'make a display.' Instead of grouping the university buildings together, or [xxxx], in the most conspicuous places in the city and expending hundreds of thousands on elegant dormitories &c &c the German builds wherever it is most convenient (or rather inconvenient) and without the lest regard to effect. One must literally walk all about Gottingen in order to find the University; it is like the center of space, nowhere and everywhere. The same thing is noticeable internally. Some days after the semester nominally opened notices were posted by the different professors in here or there places announcing when and where their various courses of lectures would be given. My first experience was a lecture by Lotze. It was announced for three o'clock. About five minutes past three I arrived and found the lecture room filled with students, but no professor. Picking out a bench where the wood seemed softest I waited. Just as the clock struck the first quarter the door opened and the famous philosopher - a little bent, insignificant man - entered. Immediately a great stamping of the feet (and a small sand storm of dust) by way applause. The philosopher pulled off his overcoat, climbs up into his chair, and without more ado ejaculates 'Meine Herren!' and the lecture begins. At last, in the middle of a long sentence, the clock strikes four. The philosopher instantly dismounts from his chair, finishes his sentence while putting on his coat, and is out of the door before I can close by notebook. Another noteworthy feature of these lectures is the total absence of oratory. Lotze lectures with one hand over his eyes, and in a low conversational tone of voice. Bauman with his eyes shut, and his hands reaching out to the [Enfinita] - in an infinite variety of directions.With my own success as a herren I am very well satisfied. I have, thus far, had no difficulty in understanding the lectures as delivered, and was able at the very first to take five pages of notes in very fair German. I listen to Baumam almost as easily as our listening to English. Lotze is more difficult, his thought and style being more complex. This makes me feel quite jolly, for I thought that I should lose a good deal of time through inability to understand the language...Your aff. Son Benj. E. Smith""Gottingen Nov 27th 1880My dear Mother,When I see Clifford Bateman again I will pull his ear. Jolly of course I am, was I not always jolly at home - except when I was cross? It must have been my beard that gave me in "John's" eyes, the appearance of a wild and desperate man, - for I confess it does make me look like a "missing link" between a burglar and a what-is-it. Secondly, however, you need have no more fear of my running wild here, than you would have if I were at home. In some way or other - I will not insinuate how - your young ones have come by tolerably "level" heads and do not take very naturally to nonsense. We have something better to do - and we propose to do it. At present, you can think of me as growing frightfully dissipated over an attempt to make "head or tail" out of the writings of the immortal philosopher Kant, which constitutes my chief recreation. It is very exciting - chiefly on account of the uncertainty of het result.The book came all right. You need not send the others, except, perhaps the one to Mary. I leave it to your judgment. The book has been noticed as much and as favorable as it deserves. I have never considered my part in it as having any special value. The notice in the "Student" was a trifle comical, still it showed that someone [xxxxx] was good...and that is always pleasant.I am glad that Ned is succeeding so well. Still, as you say, it is very important that he should have time and enough of it for self-improvement. The teaching business is a miserable one.Hope to hear soon that Dr. Hickok has passed through the operation successfully. Everything all right with me. Love to all...Your aff. Son Benj. E. Smith""Leipzig Feb 12th 1881Dear Mother,Your write that I would have to look at you 'over the drifts'; - you would have to look at me over the mud. We have had hardly any winter, in the New England sense of the world and now Spring seems to have come "with a vengeance." Rain, mud and bad tempers are the order of the day. I am too busy however to mind very much what is going on outdoors.I have just returned from the opera. Weber's Freischütz" - a grand treat. You have simply no conception at all of what music is - you poor people there in America! (Ned knows for he has been to Munich). Here in Leipzig the people breathe it, feed upon it. This is a city of musical critics and artists. You may be sure that I am not neglecting my opportunities in this direction. I wish I could send you in this letter some of the exquisite strains that are running through my memory as I write! Yet the last last thing I would desire would be to be a musician! Music appeals too directly to the emotions. There is too little that is intellectual in it; it tends to destroy that mental equilibrium which the philosopher regards as the one things needful, so after I have had a little musical revel I plug away all the harder at my Kant...Your aff. Son Benj. E. Smith""Sunday Morning May 14th [1883]My dear NedI think about you all the time and will not presume to be comfortable and easy until you have good paying work. The sheet to Ben is for you. You must have money and if you are not likely to get art work, do something else for the time to tide over. Take a sensible practical view of it. The feeling of the want of money cramps one, so if I was rich you should do just as you liked. I hope you will get work at Tiffany yet. I am a little discouraged about offering my suggestions because you don't follow them. It would be money in your pocket if you would. I keep think all the same and love you just as much. I have been sweeping this morning so must hurry up. I am ready to sell out here as soon as you are settled.Amherst is looking charmingly now. In two or three weeks I shall be thinking of going to Conn' to visit Aunt [Heugh]. When I do I want to go with Ben to see Cora. I want him to [hear] it in mind so that we can plan to meet> They want me to be sure to spend a Sabbath in Colchester.New darling boy I want to say one thing not to flatter you, but to have you realize your own resources. Do you really think art work is the only thing you can do well? If you do, I do not. Your literary culture could open other doors for you. I have longed to have you write. In library work your knowledge of books would serve you well, especially if there was an art department.Please understand that I am not pleading to have you give up art, but to secure money...Don't forget to write, with warmest love, Mama""Columbia College, New York, 25 Nov 1882Dear Ed,Mr. Haight was up to see me on business this morning. Among other things I asked him if he had seen you. He said he had; and I told him he had better hang on to you. He said he had been waiting to hear from you & had about given you up, as he had had no word from you, & that he had set today to hear from other parties who were anxious to do the work. I told him he had better suspend his decision a few days, & that I would drop you a line, in the hope he might hear from you.When you left me, you told me that there was not over a week's work for you to do on the bust of Doc & that you would be back here in a fortnight. It is careless of you to neglect an opportunity for which you are seeking. Haight said today this would be the beginning only, if the work should prove satisfactory. I have other lines also in view, if this should fail, which would suit you as well or better than this. In justice to yourself & to your friends, you ought to avail yourself of a chance which you have yourself sought, and the neglect of which [rack] on the friend through whom you have sought it more seriously than on you. Stop the snowbank philosophy down there on practical artistic success, & define your intentions here in New York where you are within reach of data to help you. Do not feel discourage at what you call you r slip up in Boston. Regard it as I do, as the finger of Providence pointing you to stop useless teaching & go to work to do something. If I did not believe in your ability to succeed and feel towards you the affection of a brother, I should not urge you to take any step; but I hope you will at once on receipt of this, write a note to Mr. Haight, saying you will present your plan to him the latter part of next week & then keep your promise. Suspend your work in Amherst & come down here to set about your estimates. I have engaged the room in the Benedick of which I spoke, for Dec 1. Until then you can occupy poor Harris' room the lease of which only expires the 6 Dec, as he is still in the hospital.Ben is in good spirits & has a good prospect. Present my regard to Mrs. Smith. In great haste, Clifford R. Bateman""Wed. Morning Feb 9th 1887My beloved Boy,I have been lying awake some time thinking of you. You left in such a hurry last evening. I want to say you have not a moment to lose before you fix your outside work. If this last experience does not teach you its absolute necessity I do not know what will. That evening work seems to be just what you want with the letters in your pocket. Why don't you apply? Some good chance may slip through your fingers as so many have. If there is no present opening secure the first vacancy and let Ben advertise for pupils. There is gold somewhere but it takes energy & pluck to get it. Get money for your expenses then your other work will increase and you will be another man. All the trouble of the last four years has been your own work. I prayed you to get outside work...Be sure to write to St. Louis. Tell the man you can send him designs figure drawings - propose making a sort of business arrangement with him. Try a moderate price for different ages of designs. Time is precious. Moments fly. I must see you all right before I leave... Mama""Sunday Aug 22d 1887Dear Boy,It is Sunday night and almost ten o'clock. This morning I [didn't do] the long walk to the village church, so decided to worship with the colored people at Zion chapel. I used to teach there when I first went to Amherst. Mr. Wright, a retired minister, preached and gave the notice for a praise meeting this evening, so I went with Miss Snell. The colored people sang with a [xxxx] and I could have listened an hour longer. The music is peculiar there is a richness, melody, and strange [pathos] doubtless born of slavery. After the close Davis and others (a quartet) were still singing and I asked them to sing Swing Low Sweet Chariot, which they did willingly. It was a joy to me. At the last lines they fell to a very low big soft and very sweet "Coming for to carry me home. Swing low sweet chariot." I was so much waked up last night that I could not sleep. I tried to...Mother""June 16th 1888My dear Boy,Sallie has just finished a letter to you and I will add a line. Your designs are beautiful. Your second thoughts were wise. It would be a joy to us to have you with us; as far as the climate the pleasant home, scenery, etc., are concerned I have not a fear that you would be disappointed notwithstanding it is a great changer from N.Y. The business part is another story. Before this boom San Diego was a very dull place, now making money is the ruling theme, and one needs to be keen and on the alert to succeed. Sallie has just now had an experience. Mr. Ed. Lamme stands by and helps her out. As long as you are making a living income you can afford to be patient remembering we are on the alert to secure what may be to your advantage. Now, you could not live on the sale of your work. There are funds on hand and large amount subscribed for an industrial institution like the Pratt I fancy, and there are other plans, but everything waits for a new start in business. Don't think so much of complications, drive ahead make yourself necessary to the firm then possibly endure them to give you a vacation to make us a visit to see it for yourself. When you feel blue go and call on some pleasant friend. If S. can sell this place for a good advance it will set her on her pins. With warmest love, Mother""Coronado Beach July 8th 1889Dear Ned,The way I am situate here gives me a chance (if you were here) to do more for your health and comfort, ever so much more, then I could have done by staying in the East. I had not money to run the house and could not pay my board in N. York. If you don't sail yourself to a position in N. York I think you are unwise not to make a trial of this climate and this home. There is no fighting the weather here as there are no extremes. Just now we are having highs fogs more than usual and had night a light rain. I am inclined to believe that railroads & civilizations change climate. On the 4th lots of people came to the beach to see the yachts race. We went over at about ten o'clock. The boats started at 12 o'clock. There were lunch stands on the beach, but we came home as Sallie said the strawberries would spoil. After our lunch we returned to the Hotel found pleasant seats at an open window in the concert room and saw the boats come back to their mooring. In the morning we had comfortable chairs in the shade on the ocean side of the Hotel, the terraced side. The Hotel is the source of wonder as admiration to its visitors. Everything within and without is so quiet home like and superior.I intend sending you the Sat' paper giving an account of the race. I can't find it, so conclude Sallie used it to wrap flowers. We both keep well. S goes to the bathing tank once or twice a week with friends. I often go to see the fun...Loving Mother""Coronado Aug 14th, 1889Dear Ned,I find that my last letter for you was mailed the last of July. Sorry to find that I have skipped a week. My plan is to send you a weekly letter. Here on the beach we live such a quiet life, time slips by faster than we think. When we exchange letters weekly it shortens distance. Since I last wrote we have had a company of soldiers (Nat. Guard) encamping on Pacific Beach and the Masonic Order Knights Templar camping at our famous Hotel. They came in a special train round the Bay, five hundred or more. I saw their entrance from the Hotel piazza. The train stopped very near the Hotel grounds. The Knights of San Diego were drawn up in order to receive them in full costume. They quick passed them two by two with heads uneven. It was quite a sight. Their order dates back to the crusades. It reminded me of my first visit to Malta. In a long hall the armor of the old Knights is kept, complete from head to foot standing in rows ready to march, so it seemed. The Rhodes I saw the houses they occupied. They had a banquet at the Hotel and a good time every way. The Hotel was full. They, the Knights, have taken their departure.We are having a turn of heat not very bad. It has been enough to make me feel very dull. John D. Spreckles has made aa large purchase of the Coronado Co.'s stock near five hundred thousand. I may have written this in my last letter. It has brightened the real estate business. Lots and houses have been sold all about us. Dear Boy don't forget to write. Since Cora's illness we have had but very few letters and Ben write us business.Remember you are constantly in my mind. We keep up on visits to the bathing tank. I don't go in but watch the rest. No letters from you as yet. With warmest love, Mother""Ginn & Company, Publishers743 Broadway, New YorkJan. 6th, 1891Mr. E. R. Smith, San Diego, Cal.Dear E.R. : - This I presume will find you basking in the sunshine of Southern California, and I hope with nothing but pleasant memories of your trip across the continent. Now, I want you to write me an interesting account of your trip. It is not often that a man of your brains goes to California on $50.00. I wish you would write just as interesting account as you can after leaving Norfolk. The sort of people that were with you, what you learned from them, where they were bound, what induced them to change, what their hopes for the future were. Give me just as full an account as you possibly can of your experience. I think if you can write me a long letter I can get it published so that it will bring you in quite a sum of money, and perhaps by this means you can pay your trip, therefore, let me hear from you just as soon as you can.We have had very cold weather since you went away. Now, I hope you will plan to keep might busy, and I should try outside life. That is the thing for you to do, I believe, but you know best. Please remember me kindly to your mother; possibly she may remember having met me.Hoping that I shall have a good, long letter from you and that you will not regret having made the trip, I am,Sincerely yours Geo. A. Plimpton"

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        Gesammelte Schriften. Herausgegeben von Ludwig Tieck. 3 Bände. Titel, CXXXIX, 336 S.; Titel, 340 S.; 2 Bl., 364 S. Halblederbde d. Z. mit Rückentitel und etwas Romantiker-Rückenvergoldung.

      Berlin, G. Reimer, 1828. - Erste Gesamtausgabe. "Tiecks Name bleibt bis heute mit den Erstausgaben von Novalis, Maler Müller, Kleist und Lenz engstens verbunden und nimmt in der Rezeptionsgeschichte dieser Dichter eine besondere Stellung ein" (Paulin, Metzler, S. 106). Zahlreiche Schriften liegen im Erstdruck vor; von großer Bedeutung ist auch der Abdruck vieler Zeitschriftenbeiträge. Goethe bezeichnete seinen Jugendfreund Lenz als die größte dichterische Begabung des Sturm und Drang. Sein 'Hofmeister' ist nach dem 'Götz' das wichtigste Theaterstück, das in dieser frühen Phase des Sturm und Drang geschrieben wurde. Mit ihm wurde das sozialkritische Milieudrama oder, wie es die Zeitgenossen nannten, das "Ständedrama" in die deutsche Literatur eingeführt. Später durfte in Goethes Gegenwart der Name Lenz' nach dessen rätselhafter "Eselei" und Ausweisung aus Weimar 1776 nicht genannt werden. Wohl auch deshalb hat Tieck diese Edition auffallend lange hinausgezögert. "Auch in der Lenz-Ausgabe scheint Tieck auf Goethe Rücksicht genommen zu haben; so hat er beispielsweise keine Werke aufgenommen, die in irgendeinen Zusammenhang mit Goethes Straßburger Zeit gebracht werden konnten . Tieck hat sogar verallgemeinernd behauptet: 'Steht ein Lenz neben einem Goethe, ist er aus diesem hervorgegangen, so wird wol selbst durch Disharmonie und Häßlichkeit die Schönheit in ein günstiges Licht gestellt' . Die Lenz-Einleitung (enthält) &#150; neben den bedeutendsten Ausführungen Tiecks zu Theater und Gattungsästhetik &#150; eine unmißverständliche Ablehnung des späten, 'archäologischen', 'höfischen', vornehm-ironischen Goethe, die über Rehbergs Nachschrift zu 'Werther' noch hinausgeht" (a.a.O. S. 109). Irrtümlich ist auch 'Das leidende Weib' abgedruckt, dessen Autor jedoch Klinger ist. &#150; Nur vereinzelt minimal gebräunt. Deckel gering berieben, schönes Exemplar. Exlibris. &#150; Goed. IV 1, 793, 147 und VI 44, 139 (Tieck); Schulte-Str. 21. Nicht bei Borst. [Attributes: First Edition]

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        Stammtafeln mehrerer Gauner-Familien in der Provinz Niederhessen. Nebst einem Rundschreiben an die kurfürstlichen Kreisräthe und die Fürstlich Rotenburgischen Beamten.

      Kassel, 1828. - V S., 25 genealogische Tafeln. Pappband d. Zt. Qu.-Folio. 19,5 x 34 cm. Avé-Lallement I, 263; Huelke/Etzler 1645; Fijnaut/Paoli, Organised Crime in Europe 148. - Sehr seltene kriminalistische Veröffentlichung, die allerlei jenische Familien genealogisch dokumentiert: Bindemann, Deutscher, Kreutz (ausdrücklich als "Zigeuner" ausgewiesen), Steinbach (ebenso als "Zigeuner" ausgewiesen) u.a. Pfeiffer war Polizei-Direktor und Regierungsrat der Provinz Niederhessen. - Etwas berieben, Rückenbezug angerissen. Insgesamt recht gutes Exemplar! [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Novellen. 7 Bände in 3. Halblederbde d. Z. (berieben, Ecken bestoßen) mit schwarzem Rückenschild und etwas Rückenvergoldung.

      Dresden, Arnold, 1823 (1 u. 2) Berlin, G. Reimer o. J. (3 u. 4), Breslau, Josef Max und Komp., 1828 (5) und Berlin, Georg Reimer, 1828 (6 u. 7). - Vollständige Reihe der komplett kaum auffindbaren ersten Sammlung von Tiecks Novellen, die in 3 verschiedenen Orten und Verlagen erschienen. Gelegentlich werden die Bände 1&#150;5 einzeln angeboten, die von den jeweiligen Verlagen auch separat als erste Einzeldrucke veröffentlicht wurden. Die Sammlung enthält Novellen, die zuvor nur in Almanachen oder als Fortsetzungen in Tageszeitungen erschienen waren. Sogar Paulin nennt diese Novellensammlung nicht. Enthält: 'Die Gemälde', 'Die Verlobung', 'Die Reisenden', 'Musikalische Leiden und Freuden', 'Der Alte vom Berge', 'Die Gesellschaft auf dem Lande', 'Fest zu Kennelworth' und 'Dichterleben', 'Glück giebt Verstand' und 'Der fünfzehnte November'. "Tieck präsentiert sich in den Novellen als Altromantiker, ohne Esoterik, aber mit der Überzeugung, daß Wunder und Alltag keine sich widersprechenden Erscheinungsformen des Lebens sind . Der Meister des Prosastils wurde zu einer Autorität einer neuen literarischen Gattung, der Taschenbuchnovelle und der Salonpoesie einer alltäglichen konkreten Gesellschaft und ihrer Stände . Tieck &#150; wie auch E. T. A. Hoffmann, Arnim oder Eichendorff &#150; hatte sich nicht gescheut, eine Gattung aufzugreifen, die auf breiten Literaturkonsum und modische &#130;Vielleserei&#145; angewiesen war, und sie durch seine Dichterautorität aufzuwerten" (Paulin, Metzler, S. 86 f.). &#150; Bände 3 und 4 in einem bibliographisch nicht genannten Druck bei Reimer in Berlin. Breitrandiges, teils etwas stockfleckiges Exemplar in einheitlichen zeitgenössischen Einbänden. &#150; Goed. VI 41, 97 (enthält Goed. Nrn 76, 79, 78, 81, 96 u. 86, 88 u. 87, 93 u. 94).

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        The Three Tours of Doctor Syntax].

      London R. Ackermann -23 1828 - 3 vol., miniature edition, mixed impressions, 12mo, vol.I & III with engraved titles with hand-coloured vignettes, 78 hand-coloured aquatint plates after Rowlandson, vol.III with hand-coloured aquatint tailpiece, some minor marking and toning, light offsetting, 2 vol. with contemporary ownership inscription on preliminary blank leaf, gilt dentelles with marbled endpapers, handsomely bound in late 19th century red morocco with multiple gilt roll borders and corner-pieces, spine gilt compartments within raised bands, t.e.g., others uncut, very slight rubbing to joints, one subtle repair. A very attractive set of the desirable "miniature edition" of Combe's classically Picaresque rendering of the adventures of the good-natured but somewhat pompous Doctor Syntax, splendidly illustrated by Rowlandson. The plates were freshly re-engraved for this version, to one third of the size of the originals, creating a more pocket-sized edition. Tooley 430; Abbey Life 269. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        A Collection of One Hundred and Twenty-Nine Fac-Similes of Scarce and Curious Prints, by the Early Masters of the Italian, German, and Flemish Schools; Illustrative of the History of Engraving

      Longman, Rees, Orme, Brown, and Green. LEATHER_BOUND. London, 1828. Folio, later half polished blue calf over marbled paper, (iv), xxxxxv pp. plus 143 plates on 117 leaves. Second edition of a work first printed in 1826, reprinted here in a large paper edition with several prints on Niello paper by Ottley. A beautifully copy in a fine modern fine binding. Contents about fine with occasional light foxing, else fine. Includes original spine label. Please contact us for additional pictures or information. . Fine. 1828. Second Edition.

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        EARLY IMPRESSIONS; or Moral and Instructive Entertainment for Children. In prose and verse. With Twelve Designs by Dighton.

      London. J. Hatchard.1828. xiv, [2], 215pp. Illustrated with twelve fine lithographic plates by Dighton. Original cloth gilt. 12mo. 163 x 112 mm. First edition. Some spotting, else very good copy of one of the earliest children's books to be illustrated lithographically.

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        Sir Thomas Phillipps (1792-1872) - SIGNED, original hand-written letter, 1828

      1828 - Original hand-written letter, signed by legendary bibliophile Sir Thomas Phillipps. He is writing to publishers Longmans, offering to sell the copyright of a previously unpublished work by Cicero that he has discovered. This letter is a hand-written copy that he made for himself, of the same letter he sent to Longmans. Sir Thomas Phillipps, 1st Baronet (2 July 1792 &#150; 6 February 1872) was an English antiquary and book collector who amassed the largest private collection of manuscript material ever, and gave birth to the term "vello-mania", as he sought to own a copy of every book that had been published, with emphasis on vellum bindings and antique manuscripts. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy]

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        Seventy-five Receipts, for Pastry, Cakes, and Sweetmeats.

      Boston: Munroe and Francis, , 1828. By a Lady of Philadelphia. Octavo. Original brown cloth boards, partial original paper label to spine. Housed in a clamshell case. Pages with spotting and toning, spine expertly rebacked, half of the original paper label is lacking. Still a very good copy. First edition, first printing. The first book of the prolific cookbook author Eliza Leslie. Considered the earliest known example in any language of a cookbook in which every recipe is broken into its three distinct components: name, ingredients, and instructions. Leslie went on to publish Domestic French Cookery, the second French cookbook published in America, following Ude's The French Cook, and The Indian Meal Book, published in the UK to encourage a market for corn meal in England. OCLC locates sixteen copies.

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        Ignatz Hesse, Syndikus zu Hof.

       1828. Orig.-Bleistiftzeichnung. 26, 5 x 19, 5 cm. (Blattgr.); Unter Passep., ger. Eigenhändig signiert, bezeichnet und datiert.Der Porträt-, Genre- und Landschaftsmaler Ferdinand Krumholz (1810-1878) studierte an der Kunstakademie in Wien bei Josef Redl, Johann Ender und Johann Nepomuk Schaller. Er erhielt 1841 in der Ausstellung des Louvre eine Goldmedaille. In Brasilien malte er als Hofmaler das Kaiserpaar Pedro II. und seine Frau Teresa Maria Cristina von Neapel-Sizilien. - Der Portraitierte Ignaz Hesse war Syndikus und Rat am kaiserl. Hof, Olmützer Kreis. (vgl. Schematismus f. Mähren u. Schlesien, 1835). - Versand D: 4,00 EUR Graphik, Portraits

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        Nuova guida per Venezia con XLVoggetti di arti incisi e un compendio della Istoria Veneziana.

      Alvisopoli, Venedig 1828 - OPp., kl. 8°, 232 S.,18 (4 gefalt.) Kupfertafeln mit 45 Abb., hinteres Außengelenk lädiert, Bindung gelockert, schwächer werdender Wasserrand an der unteren Ecke [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Carta Topografica dei Ducati di Parma Piacenza e Guastalla Levata dietro le misure trigonometriche negli anni 1821 - 1822 sotto il Governo di Sua Maestà l'Arciduchessa Maria Luigia

      1828. Carta topografica dei Ducati di Parma, Piacenza e Guastalla eseguita sotto il governo di Sua Maestà l'Arciduchessa Maria Luigia e disegnata ed incisa in Milano nell'Istituto Geografico Militare dell'I. R. Stato Maggiore Generale Austriaco. Il titolo è riportato nell'angolo in alto a sinistra, in campo libero, ed è arricchito dalle raffigurazioni allegoriche del fiume Po', che poggia il piede su di una ricca cornucopia, il Taro e la Trebbia. Alle spalle di questi ultimi fanno da sfondo le raffigurazioni dei due rispettivi ponti, importanti opere monumentali, che furono realizzate proprio durante il governo di Maria Luigia.Questa carta murale, costituita da nove fogli ( di 440x680 mm ciascuno), rappresenta la prima opera di cartografia "moderna" costruita situando i luoghi in base alle loro distanze dalla meridiana e perpendicolare da un punto principale, che in questo caso particolare è la cupola del Duomo di Milano, mentre le posizioni geodetiche dei punti furono determinate mediante particolare triangolazione legata a quella dell'Italia Settentrionale. Lungo il lato sinistro si trova un elenco con il nome dei luoghi e rispettive "Distanze dalla Meridiana/Perpendicolare di Milano in tese di Vienna".Nell'angolo in basso a sinistra, sempre in campo libero, viene riportata la spiegazione dei segni dalla quale si comprende la profonda attenzione ad ogni particolare. Sono segnate le Rovine, Capelle, Immagini e Croci, Sorgenti di Petrolio, Miniere di Ferro e rame, Fonti Salate e Bagni di acque minerali oltre ai canonici segni convenzionali riguardanti le differenti tipologie di Centri abitati, le Strade con i punti di Posta, i confini e molto altro ancora.Nell'angolo in alto a destra sono riportate notizie relative alla topografia del territorio: Posizione geografica e confini, Clima, Superficie, Suolo, Fiumi e Torrenti ed infine Prodotti Minerali. Sempre lungo il lato destro riportate notizie riguardo alla Popolazione e Istituzioni Pubbliche oltre ad alcune notizie in merito ad Industria e Commercio. Infine nell'angolo in basso sono riassunti alcuni cenni storici suddivisi in avvenimenti Politici e Militari.L'opera è arricchita anche dalla raffigurazione topografica della Villa e Parco Ducale di Colorno e della Villa Ducale di Sala detta Casino dei Boschi. Quest'opera, eseguita alla scala di 1/86400 del naturale, si deve annoverare tra le opere monumentali eseguite durante il Governo di Maria Luigia, in quanto un'attenta gestione del territorio non poteva, ed ancora oggi, non può prescindere, da una particolareggiata e precisa rappresentazione cartografica del proprio territorio. La carta si presenta applicata su tela a stacchi e conservata nel suo astuccio originale. Ottima conservazione.

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        A History of the Life and Voyages of Christopher Columbus.

      New York: G. & C. Carvill,, 1828. 3 volumes, octavo (218 x 134 mm). Finely bound by Riviere & Son in early 20th-century red crushed morocco, spines richly gilt to compartments with brown morocco onlays, French fillets to covers, gilt turn-ins, silk endpapers, gilt edges. Folding map to vol. I. Very slight marking to covers, very minor discolouration to some pages. An excellent set. First US edition. An exquisitely bound set of Irving's biography of Christopher Columbus, a fine example of Riviere and Son's craftsmanship. This set is from the library of the author Dennis Wheatley (1897–1977), with his bookplate to vol. I.

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        ILLUSTRATIONS of HER MAJESTY'S PALACE at BRIGHTON. Formerly the Pavilion: executed by the command of King George the fourth, under the superintendence of John Nash ... To which is prefixed a history of the palace, by ... Brayley

      London, J.B. Nichols & Son, also sold by R. Loder and James Taylor of Brighton, 1838., 1828 London, J.B. Nichols & Son, also sold by R. Loder and James Taylor of Brighton, 1838.. SECOND EDITION 1838. Ex Library copy, stamps to blank side of title page, no other library markings. Folio, approximately 550 x 370 mm, 21½ x 14½ inches, 31 plates showing 34 illustrations, 1 folding, 12 in colour or partly coloured (1 plate has three small colour plates and another 2 colour plates), the vignette on the title page is counted in the plate list, the colour plates are mounted on thin card, some of the black and white plates are in aquatint, 4 are on India paper and mounted, some are line etchings, most illustrations are by A. Pugin, just a few by others, 5 plates are marked "Proof" in lower margin, some plates dated 1823, 1824 or 1825, and have underneath "Published by John Nash and sold by R. Ackerman, pages: [viii], 1-17, original green blind decorated cloth covers with gilt lettering to upper cover, rebacked in modern green morocco, black gilt lettered label and gilt decoration and rules between raised bands to spine, new leather corners, new cream endpapers. Top of upper cover has old ink spotting, covers rubbed with small stains, edges have shelf wear, upper cover slightly faded at top inner edge, margins of text and plates have pale age-browning and foxing, 1 black and white plate has foxing to image, the folding plate has some pale mottling to right side of image, margins of the mounted plates have a little creasing, (see attached images), 2 margins have small closed tears repaired, not affecting images, a few other pages have tiny closed tears to edges, otherwise a good copy. This is the basic copy, some copies had extra colour plates bound in at the end. This second edition has the Edward Wedlake Brayley's text which was not present in the first edition of 1826. See J. R. Abbey, Scenery of Great Britain and Ireland, No. 62, page 44. MORE IMAGES ATTACHED TO THIS LISTING, ALL ZOOMABLE, FURTHER IMAGES ON REQUEST. POSTAGE AT COST.

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        A HISTORY OF THE INDIAN WARS WITH THE FIRST SETTLERS OF THE UNITED STATES TO THE COMMENCEMENT OF THE LATE WAR; TOGETHER WITH AN APPENDIX, NOT BEFORE ADDED TO THIS HISTORY, CONTAINING INTERESTING ACCOUNTS OF THE BATTLES FOUGHT BY GEN. ANDREW JACKSON

      Rochester, N.Y., 1828. 196pp. including woodcut frontispiece and plates. Original birch boards. Paper perished on front board, most of paper covering rear board remaining. Spine perished. Small leather bookplate of Frank Cutter Deering on front pastedown. Good. Untrimmed. In a half blue morocco and marbled boards slipcase. Second edition, enlarged from the first edition of 1812, of this important work on the history of the Indian Wars in New England, written by the president of the University of Vermont. "This book aroused bitter criticism because of its strictures on colonial bigotry and cruelty to the natives..." - Streeter. The book was long believed to have been suppressed by its author because of his mortification at the attacks made on it by reviewers, and both Field and Church give long accounts of the supposed destruction of the first edition. Later writers have praised the book as one of the best written histories of the Indian Wars of New England. A separate titlepage on page 180 begins the BRIEF ACCOUNT OF THE INDIAN BATTLES FOUGHT BY GENERAL ANDREW JACKSON. Despite the stories about the suppression of the first edition, in our experience this second edition is the rarer. This edition contains the added sixteen-page account of Jackson's Creek Expedition of 1814. HOWES S84. FIELD 1351 (1st ed). SABIN 76367.

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        Notes on Mongolia].

      Skt. Peterburg 1828 - Two volumes in one, 8vo. xii, 231pp with 5 hand-coloured lithographed plates; vi, 339 pp., folding engraved map with hand-coloured outlines. Later half-calf over dark red cloth, gilt lettering to spine and upper cover; spine a bit faded. An important, early description of Mongolia; first edition. A lovely example of this rare book, with hand-coloured plates and interesting provenance. Bichurin (1777-1853) was named in 1805 leader of the 9th Russian Mission to Peking and head of the Sretenskiy monastery in this town. During his 14-year stay he learnt Chinese and compiled his own dictionary and prepared other scholar works for later publication. The first volume of the present work gives an account of the journey and the second volume a detailed examination of the geographical and political condition of the Mongols and their life and customs. Obolyaninov 1027. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Handpainted Belgian Coffee Advertisement (Jacqmotte Cafes)

      Brussels - Wonderful handpainted advertisement (c. 1930s) of a coffee train offering various blends (Dessert, Royal, Moka, Extra) of the renowned Belgian coffeemaker Cafes Jacqmotte. Gallery-matted and framed and measuring 16" wide x 10 1/2" tall. Consisting mostly of soft blues and whites and strong black lettering, and signed at the foot by the illustrator Erik Artell. Established in 1828 in Brussels by Henri Jacqmotte, Cafes Jacqmotte has been one of Europe's leading coffeemakers for almost 200 years. [Attributes: Signed Copy]

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        Description des Monumens Musulmans du cabinet de M le Duc de Blacas

      First edition. With ten engraved plates (2 folding). 2 vols. 8vo. Contemporary quarter calf over mottled boards, four raised bands, gilt lettering and decoration to spines; spines slightly worn, front joint of vol. 2 splitting at head with a small section of loss, otherwise very good. [4], xv, [1]blank, 400; [4], 488 pp. Paris, Imprimerie Royale,

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        ASSURANCE THAT THE FEES INCURRED AT THE BETHLEHEM FEMALE SEMINARY BY AN ORPHANED FLORIDA GIRL WOULD BE PAID IN FULL ONCE HER BENEFACTOR RECEIVED PAYMENT FOR SLAVES SHE HAD LEASED TO A NEARBY FARMER ; Four-page folded letter from Isabelle Gibbs to the Reverend Charles F. Seidel

      St. Augustine, Florida, 1828. Unbound. Very good. This four-page, stampless folded letter measures 15.5" x 9.75" unfolded. It is dated June 18, 1828 and addressed to the Reverend Charles F. Seidel at Bethlehem, Pennsylvania. The cover has scarce oval "St Augustine / E. Flo." postmark in red dated June 19 and a manuscript ".25" indicating the postage rate from mail sent over 400 miles. The letter is complete and intact. Splits have started along some of the folds; and a chip is missing where the wax seal was broken. In this letter to the Bethlehem Female Seminary, Gibbs repeatedly assures that a newly enrolled orphan's bills will be paid using funds her adoptive widowed mother-a friend of Gibbs-receives from hiring out slaves to a local farmer: "We hope Margaret will improve knowing as she does the sacrifice her maternal Friend makes to her own personal comforts for . . . the lasting benefits of her adopted child. . . . Be not uneasy as to prompt payment as the parties concern'd have character & principles & you shall receive your next quarter as soon as the Gent to who the Negroes are hired answers Mr. Gibbs letter. The money & more due to Mrs Ashe & will be remitted to you. Be not mistaken Margaret is born of honest Parents, her Father lost his prudence and fell victim to intemperance. Her mother was one among the pious & died a Triumphing Christian, in these last moments the kind & religious Mrs Ashe receiv'd to her bosom this child. . . . Mrs Ashe would not give an Education unsupported . . . & unless Death removes the Negroes allotted to her she will have sufficient to maintain her. . . . Had you a person in Charleston to receive there payments, they could be more easily be made as our communication with that City is regular by both Water & Land - Also many robberies are committed by mail that from this isolated spot the risque is great. . . . This evening the Gent who employs the Negroes of Mrs Ashe & who lives about 40 miles from here will be written to. . . . Your seminary reciev'd several children from Brooklyn N.Y. with whose Parents I was intimate & this induc'd me to recommend it to Mrs Ashe." The Bethlehem Female Seminary was the first Protestant boarding schools for girls established in what would become the United States and traces its roots back to Countess Benigna Zinzendorf who founded it in 1742. Although it began as an elementary institution, by 1800 it was recognized as one of the finest secondary schools in the country. Its motto was "When you educate a woman, you educate an entire family," and its curriculum included both liberal academics and practical household teachings. Charles F. Seidel served as its director 1822 to 1836. Over time the seminary morphed into several incarnations, and today it is a full-fledged liberal arts college, Moravian College. A scarce document attesting to the generosity of neighbors in East Florida, one of the most remote parts of the early United States, who ensured a quality education for a young white orphan girl using proceeds earned from African-American slave labor. Made all the more desirable by a rarely found St. Augustine postmark.

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        Voyage en Turquie et a Constantinople

      1828 - First French edition. Large folding map, 2 folding plans, 5 lithograph plates & folding plate of inscriptions. 8vo. Later French boards, very slightly rubbed, gilt-stamped red morocco label to spine. xvi, 324, 8ads.pp. Paris, Moutardier, Published in the same year as the first edition. ?Walsh arrived in Constantinople in 1821 as chaplain to Lord Strangfords' embassy. In 1830 Walsh returned to Constantinople and remained there until 1835? (Navari). Atabey, 1314; cf. Blackmer, 1764. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        1828 Manuscript Map Wimbledon Park Surrey

      Measuring 39 inches by 26 inches approx., this is a very attractive colourful Manuscript Hand Drawn coloured map by T. Crawter & Sons, of Cobham, the plan showing part of Wimbledon Park in Greater London, Surrey, that was leased by Earl Spencer to The Marquis of Stafford in 1828, a large area of grass and woodlands covering 117 acres, with coloured borders, cloth seams on top and bottom edges, some creasing, the taped edge seams stitching has come loose in a couple of places else in nice general condition, will be posted rolled in a tube

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        Autograph letter signed to Richard Taylor

      1828. Lindley, John (1799-1865). Autograph letter signed to Richard Taylor (1781-1858). 4pp. N.p., December 26, 1828. 192 x 122 mm. Minor soiling but very good. From botanist John Lindley, professor of botany at London University, longtime assistant secretary at the Royal Horticultural Society, and the foremost British expert on orchids of his day. He was the author of The Genera and Species of Orchidaceous Plants (1830-40), An Introduction to the Natural System of Botany (1830), A Systematic View of the Organization, Natural Affinities and Geographical Distribution of the Whole Vegetable Kingdom (1836) and numerous other scientific and horticultural works; he also collaborated with John C. Loudon on his Encyclopaedia of Plants (1828) and edited the Botanical Register. Lindley helped to save Kew Gardens from destruction in the 1830s, co-authoring a report recommending that the gardens be brought under control of the British government. He named and described over 100 genera of orchids and other plants, and over 200 botanical species are named for him. Lindley's correspondent was printer and publisher Richard Taylor, editor of the Philosophical Magazine and founder of the firm of Taylor and Francis; he was the publisher of several of Lindley's works. Lindley's letter to Taylor discusses the possibility of "publishing a cheap work in which may be collected the various fugitive tracts upon Botany in which the present age is so fertile . . . I do not however think I shall find any bookseller willing to engage in it as it will scarcely be very profitable. But as I think it might be made to pay its expenses, I am disposed to risk something upon it myself, as it would be exceedingly useful if it could be brought out." After asking Taylor several questions relating to printing costs, Lindley concludes by saying that the proposed work "would be intended entirely for the use of scientific men & would have nothing popular or ad captandum [captivating] introduced; its sale would, I apprehend, depend upon its cheapness so that I am anxious to make it salable at the lowest possible cost to cover the risk." Lindley's proposed project apparently was not carried out, as we can find no record of such a work in OCLC or the online British Library catalogue.

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        Seventy-five Receipts, for Pastry, Cakes, and Sweetmeats. By a Lady of Philadelphia.

      Boston: Munroe and Francis, 1828 - Octavo. Original brown cloth boards, partial original paper label to spine. Housed in a clamshell case. Pages with spotting and toning, spine expertly rebacked, half of the original paper label is lacking. Still a very good copy. First edition, first printing. The first book of the prolific cookbook author Eliza Leslie. Considered the earliest known example in any language of a cookbook in which every recipe is broken into its three distinct components: name, ingredients, and instructions. Leslie went on to publish Domestic French Cookery, the second French cookbook published in America, following Ude's The French Cook, and The Indian Meal Book, published in the UK to encourage a market for corn meal in England. OCLC locates sixteen copies. Bitting, page 284 (later edition); Cagle 470; Lowenstein 113; [Attributes: First Edition]

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