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        NOVELS. 23 Titles in 74 Volumes

      Edinburgh 1829 - First editions. 23 titles in 74 volumes uniformly bound, all with half-titles. All first editions. Bound by Riviere in half green morocco with cloth sides and marbled endpapers, a.e.g., the spine with gilt titles and thistle panel ornaments with dotted rule frames and small corner-pieces. Titles:Waverly, 3 vols. 1814; Queenhoo-Hall, 4 vols. 1808; Guy Mannering, 3 vols. 1815; The Antiquarian, 3 vols. 1816; Tales of My Landlord, 4 vols. 1816; Tales of My Landlord, 2nd Series, 4 vols., 1818; Tales of My Landlord, 3rd Series, 4 vols., 1819;Rob Roy, 3 vols., 1818; Ivanhoe, 3 vols., 1820; The Monastery, 3 vols., 1820; The Abbot, 3 vols., 1820; The Pirate, 3 vols., 1822; Kenilworth, 3 vols., 1821; Fortunes of Nigel, 3 vols., 1822; Peveril of the Peak, 4 vols., 1822; Quentin Durward, 3 vols., 1823; St. Ronan's Well, 3 vols., 1824; Redgauntlet, 3 vols., 1824; Tales of the Crusaders, 4 vols., 1825; Woodstock, 3 vols., 1826; Chronicles of Canongate, 2 vols., 1827; Chronicles of Canongate, 2nd series, 3 vols., 1828; Anne of Geierstein, 3 vols., 1829. Spines evenly faded to brown, some trifling corner rubbing, all about fine [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: First Folio A.B.A.A.]
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        Poems and Translations by Reginald Heber - Signed - 1829

      - 1/2 calf. Bears the signature of Henry Trollope on title, notes of his journeys on the rfep. Also three very neat manuscripts in Trollope's hand; 1. a shortened biography of Heber, 2. a poem omitted from the collection. 3. Some notes on a place mentioned in one of the poems. All neatly bound in. Henry Trollope was an important military leader in Britain. He served at Bunker Hill and the siege of Boston during the Revolutionary Wary and also in the Napoleonic Wars. He was knighted and of great reputation, but took his own life in 1839. More importantly, though not less interestingly, is a fine original holograph of Reginald Heber's powerful lines of Isaiah 24. 4 stanzas on 2 sides, then signed R. Heber. This is a very attractive volume. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Cross & Crown Rare Books]
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        Rio de Janeiro wie es ist Beiträge zur Tages- und Sitten-Geschichte der Hauptstadt von Brasilien mit vorzüglicher Rücksicht auf die Lage des dortigen deutschen Militairs

      Hannover, Hahn 1829.. X, 394 S. HLwd. d. Zt. mit goldgepr. Rückentitel. Sabin 77653; Berger 265; Borba de Moraes 780: "The author was born in Hannover in 1795. He adopted a military career and went to Brazil in 1824, where he was made a lieutenant in the second Grenadier Battalion of the Brazilian Army. He returned to Europe in 1827. No other book about German mercenary in the service of Pedro I is as well written as this. It is a first class study of the period despite the fact that it is highly critical. The dictum `Huma vez e nunca mais` (Once and never again) sets the tone of the book. It is now difficult to find." - Etwas berieben. Tls. stärker gebräunt. SS. 111/112 mit Papierverlust am Rand.

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Turszynski]
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        Mélanges tirés d' une petite bibliothèque, ou Variétés littéraires et philosophiques.

      Paris, Crapelet. 1829 - In- 8 ; (4)- VIII- 428 pp. ; 1/2 veau glacé fauve à coins, dos à nerfs orné, sobre et élégante rel. de l' ép. signée de "Simier. R. du Roi." Ed. originale. Vicaire VI- 106 : "quelques ex. sur gr. pap. vélin et 6 ex. sur pap. de Hollande". Notre ex. est manifestement l' un de ces derniers. Des Fous littéraires, de l' Ascétisme ridicule, du curé Meslier, des réformateurs de l' orthographe, des Hiéroglyphes, d' O. Basselin, des prophéties, etc. Petit texte manuscrit ancien, à l' encre rouge, sur un 1er f. blanc, minuscule tampon de la bibliothèque de Valenciennes en bas d' une page, petite décoloration en pied, menus défauts aux coins, autres défauts mineurs, reste un bel ex., non rogné. Trois ex- libris gravés, dont un de Joseph Renard, bibliophile lyonnais auteur d' une biblio de Ménestrier. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Thierry Gauville]
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        MODERN DOMESTIC COOKERY, AND USEFUL RECEIPT BOOK, ADAPTED FOR FAMILIES IN THE MIDDLING AND GENTEEL RANKS OF LIFE. bound with THE DOMESTIC MEDICINE . TO WHICH IS ANNEXED, THE FAMILY RECEIPT BOOK, AND DOMESTIC REPOSITORY, BY D. HUGHSON, M.D. AND OTHERS

      Thomas Kinnersley 1829 and [1829], New York - Octavo (5" x 8-1/2") bound in original sheep leather with gilt rules and lettering including the name of an owner, Milton M. Perry, on the front cover; 360; 224, xii, iv pages. Illustrated with an engraved frontispiece, and engraved title page, and 5 engraved plates. Bitting, page 224 for the 1857 edition. Foxing and staining throughout, small piece lacking at the top of one page of the Buchan title with loss of a few words of text; covers rubbed, especially the spine, but firm. Very Good for a book that likely received great use [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Charles Agvent, est. 1987, ABAA, ILAB]
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        MODERN DOMESTIC COOKERY, AND USEFUL RECEIPT BOOK, ADAPTED FOR FAMILIES IN THE MIDDLING AND GENTEEL RANKS OF LIFE bound with THE DOMESTIC MEDICINE TO WHICH IS ANNEXED, THE FAMILY RECEIPT BOOK, AND DOMESTIC REPOSITORY, BY D HUGHSON, M D AND OTHERS

      New York: Thomas Kinnersley, 1829 and [1829]. First American Edition. Hardcover. Foxing and staining throughout, small piece lacking at the top of one page of the Buchan title with loss of a few words of text; covers rubbed, especially the spine, but firm. Very Good for a book that likely received great use. Octavo (5" x 8-1/2") bound in original sheep leather with gilt rules and lettering including the name of an owner, Milton M. Perry, on the front cover; 360; 224, xii, iv pages. Illustrated with an engraved frontispiece, and engraved title page, and 5 engraved plates. Bitting, page 224 for the 1857 edition.

      [Bookseller: Charles Agvent]
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        ÜBERLINGEN. "Ueberlingen am Bodensee". Blick von Westen zum Münster, umgeben von zahlreichen Fachwerkhäusern; rechts vorne Wäscherinnen an einem Bach und Brunnen.

      - Altkol. Lithographie von A. Borum nach Dom. Quaglio bei Ebner, Augsburg, um 1829, 33 x 41 cm. Schefold 34481 (gibt 1818 als Entstehungsjahr an); Nagler II, p 100; Trost LN 5. - Aus der Folge der großen Maas- und Rheinansichten in 6 Blättern. - Im breiten Rand etwas fleckig. In diesem feinen Altkolorit extrem selten.

      [Bookseller: Peter Bierl Buch- & Kunstantiquariat]
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        Preceptor i simm-konsten. Stockholms simm-sällskap tillegnad [A reader in the art of swimming. Dedicated to the Swimming Society of Stockholm].

      1829 - Stockholm, Elméns och Granbergs tryckeri, 1829. 16:o. (4),44 pp.Contemporary grey paper wrappers. Rear cover stained and with a couple of small holes. Closely cut in upper margin. Tear in margin on p. 15.Hagelin, Kinetic jottings, pp. 141-42. Published by Ludvig Öberg. Gustaf Mauritz Pauli (1808-39) was born in Stockholm and joined the Svea Artillery Regiment at the age of fifteen. He became known for his agility and physical strength, both of which came to good use in various gang rows. After being dismissed from military service in 1826, accused of using a weapon in a row, he made a living giving private lessons in fencing, gymnastics and swimming. He left Sweden soon after the publication of this swimming manual and settled first in Helsinki and eventually in St. Petersburg, where he became fencing master at the Imperial Military Academy. Pauli has been regarded as a pioneer in the teaching of gymnastics and swimming in Finland and Russia. [Attributes: Soft Cover]

      [Bookseller: Mats Rehnström Rare Books SVAF, ILAB]
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        K'erakanut'iwn haykazean lezui : hawak'eal i k'erakanakan matenits' ereweli heghinakats'.

      Constantinople (?): n.p., 1829 - Octavo. [iv], 276, [i]pp. Contemporary calf.

      [Bookseller: Sam Gatteno Books]
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        A Treatise on Naval Gunnery. 2nd Edition.

      John Murray, London 1829 - 2nd ed. (1st in1820; 1st French in 1826). xxiv, 319. With new 10 page preface. Half leather w/ gilt lettering and ornaments on spine, leather corners and marbled boards, sprinkled edges. Boards rubbed at corners (cf. photo). Binding and hinges firm. Owner's name on front paste-down ("Mohamed Ali Effendi 1859 July 27th). Pale stamp on title p., ink stain on blank p. facing p.1 of preface. Pages bright, clean, unmarked. With VI numbered tables in text, and all 17 tables (VII - XXIII; 10 of them as fold-outs) before Index; plus all of the V plates on linnen paper as fold-outs, two of them with narrow ink stains on upper edge (cf. photo #3). +++ A beautifully preserved COLLECTOR'S COPY. +++ Son of Rear-Admiral Sir Charles Douglas, Sir Howard Douglas (1776-1861) enjoyed a distinguished military career and developed a well-earned reputation for enquiry and innovation. By 1811 he had perfected and patented 'Douglas's reflecting circle'; in 1816 he published an important study of military bridges and in 1819 a treatise on Carnot's system of fortification. He then turned his attention to naval matters and produced the first edition of his famous volume on naval gunnery in 1820. It is a comprehensive study covering theoretical, practical and tactical aspects and its impact was significant. Its success, both at home and in translation, led eventually to the establsihment of 'H.M.S. Excellent' as a gunnery training school. +++ Need further photos and/or information? Just use the «Ask Bookseller» button and I¿ll be pleased to help. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Magister Michalis]
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        Hanoverian and Saxon Scenery

      London: Robert Jennings 1829 - Full goatskin, 12 inches tall. A fabulous binding by Wright ( of Wardour Street ), one of the greatest binders of his generation. With gilt raised bands, label, very ornate and intricate gilt tooling to the panels, dentelles and all edges. The boards are framed with superb gilt floral tooling. Armorial bookplates of G F Heneage. Containing 61 superb engraved plates and vignettes. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: McConnell Fine Books ABA & ILAB]
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        The Waverley Novels The Works of W Scott [set of writings/novels including Rob Roy, Ivanhoe, etc ]

      Edinburgh: Cadell and Company, 1829., 1829. 48 volumes; small 8vo (17.5 x 140cm). Mid-nineteen century binding by Maclehose of Glasgow in red half straight grained morocco with raised bands, gilt titles and gilt to spines, red cloth boards, marbled end papers; top edges gilt. Engraved frontispieces and title vignettes. Light foxing to edges and occasional to content. A fine set that shows extremely well.

      [Bookseller: Adrian Harrington Rare Books]
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        Ensayo cronologico, para la historia general de la Florida

      Madrid: Imprenta de los Hijos de Doña Catalina Piñuela 12mo. 2 vols. I: [2] ff., 508 pp., fold. table. II: [2] ff., 512 pp.. 1829 Written under his nom de plume of Gabriel de Cardenas Z Cano, the Ensayo cronologico, para la historia general de la Florida of Andrés González de Barcía has enjoyed constant readership since its initial publication in the early 18th century, when it was composed as a companion to González de Barcía's magisterial edition of Inca Garcilasso de la Vega's La Florida. The Ensayo is a history of not just Florida but virtually all of America north of Mexico from 1512 to 1722 and details the activities of the Spanish, French, and English, covering not just wars but offering much on the indigenous populations, New World diseases, and so on. The present edition forms volumes 8 and 9 of the series Historia de la conquista del Nuevo Mundo. Provenance: Bookplate of the great 19th-century Mexican collector J. M. Andrade on the front pastedown of each volume. 19th-century quarter red morocco with red textured cloth sides. Spine with raised bands and very good gilt tooling including center devices in spine compartments. Interiors clean. A very good set.

      [Bookseller: SessaBks, A Division of the Philadelphia]
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        Pl II. Yellow-billed Cuckoo. Coccyzus Carolinensis. Plant Powaw Porceliatrilopa from The Birds of America

      Audubon John James, Edinburgh 1829 - Fine original hand-colored copperplate engraving of the second state of the Plate # II from John James Audubon's Magnum Opus The Birds of America. J. Whatmann Turkey Mill 1826 watermark. Plate mark 21 1/8 x 26 5/8. Sheet size 24 3/4 x 30 1/8 inches. Engraved by W.H. Lizars, Edin. Audubon originally and erroneously classified the bird, and thus titled, the first state of the Plate # II Black-Billed Cuckoo, Coccyzus Erythrophthalmus. Subsequently, the bird was reclassified and the text was corrected. The second state of Plate #II shows the proper taxonomy of the bird corrected in fine manuscript. One of the superior 10 plates of the Birds of America engraved by William Lizars for the Double Elephant Folio Edition. Handsomely custom framed in 3" black/ gilt moulding. Sized to 39 x 34 inches. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Lowry-James Rare Prints & Books, ABAA]
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        Memoir, Correspondence, and Miscellanies, from the Papers of Thomas Jefferson. Edited by Thomas Jefferson Randolph. Volume I, Volume II, Volume III, Volume IV [complete set] The Writings of [per half-title captioning]

      Charlottesville: Published by F. Carr, and Co., 1829. viii, 466, 500, 519, 532p., stipple-engraved frontis portrait in v.I and three folded plates (documents in facsimile) bound in between pp.16 and 17, also v.I. A matched set, quarter leather over marbled boards; four raised bands with rulings and titling gilt, decorative rolls finishing off each margin front and back. Endsheets are marbled from the same stock as boards; our guess is early- to mid-l9thC production design and materials. A complete, handsome and handleable set, recently refurbished professionally from spine-panels to corner-tips, externally restored joints and all hinges strengthened with archival repair tissue. Textblocks exhibit severe foxing and damp-staining to all but the first volume (also touched, but not severely), fortunately without undue swelling to textblocks. The facsimiles were inserted with mild clumsiness, one is misfolded and overlaps, with short tears. On the plus side, the brief terminal errata list demonstrates that the set is complete; there is only one ownership mark, a nice old signature at the head of IV titlepage; the textblocks are quite sound and free of any markings; spine gilt remains reasonably bright and entirely legible; the leather is well-tanned, not decomposing, and restorations appear entirely successful.

      [Bookseller: Bolerium Books Inc., ABAA/ILAB]
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        A Treatise on Naval Gunnery. 2nd Edition.

      London John Murray 1829. 2nd ed. (1st in1820; 1st French in 1826). xxiv, 319. With new 10 page preface. Half leather w/ gilt lettering and ornaments on spine, leather corners and marbled boards, sprinkled edges. Boards rubbed at corners (cf. photo). Binding and hinges firm. Owner's name on front paste-down ("Mohamed Ali Effendi 1859 July 27th). Pale stamp on title p., ink stain on blank p. facing p.1 of preface. Pages bright, clean, unmarked. With VI numbered tables in text, and all 17 tables (VII - XXIII; 10 of them as fold-outs) before Index; plus all of the V plates on linnen paper as fold-outs, two of them with narrow ink stains on upper edge (cf. photo #3). +++ A beautifully preserved COLLECTOR'S COPY. +++ Son of Rear-Admiral Sir Charles Douglas, Sir Howard Douglas (1776-1861) enjoyed a distinguished military career and developed a well-earned reputation for enquiry and innovation. By 1811 he had perfected and patented 'Douglas's reflecting circle'; in 1816 he published an important study of military bridges and in 1819 a treatise on Carnot's system of fortification. He then turned his attention to naval matters and produced the first edition of his famous volume on naval gunnery in 1820. It is a comprehensive study covering theoretical, practical and tactical aspects and its impact was significant. Its success, both at home and in translation, led eventually to the establsihment of 'H.M.S. Excellent' as a gunnery training school. +++ Need further photos and/or information? Just use the "Ask Bookseller" button and I'll be pleased to help. Ohne Schutzumschlag Hardcover Buch. Sehr gut

      [Bookseller: Magister Michalis Versandantiquariat]
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        Faust. Tragedie de Goethe. Nouvelle traduction complete, en prose et en vers, par Gerard (= Gerard de Nerval). Angebunden: Victor Hugo (hier anonym): Le dernier jour d un condamne. EA. bzw. Edition originale der berühmten Übersetzung von Goethes Faust (I. Teil) durch Gerard de Nerval (1808-1855) - der angebundene Titel von Victor Hugo: Brüsseler Nachdruck im Jahr der Pariser Erstausgabe. 2 Titel in 1 Band.

      Paris, Dondey-Dupre Pere et Fils (Faust) bzw. Brüssel (Bruxelles), H. Dumont et Compagnie (Hugo), 1828 u. 1829. - XII, 312, 176 S. Mit gest. Frontispiz (Umriss-Kupfer) von Pineas (nach Moritz Retzsch) im Faust. 12° (15,3 x 9,5 cm), Halblederband der Zeit mit etwas Rückenvergoldung und Marmorpapiervorsätzen Einband leicht berieben; Deckelkanten mit kleinen Bezugspapierfehlstellen; Schmutztitel, Frontispiz und Titel des "Faust" mit kleinem Wasserfleck am Kopf im Bereich des Bundes (beim Frontispiz leicht in die Abbildung hineingehend); Schmutztitel des 1. Titels (Faust) etwas angestaubt und mit kleinem Randausriss (kein Textverlust); einige Blätter des 1. Titels (Faust) mit Wurmgang in der unteren Ecke (teils etwas in den Text hineingehend und hier dann auch mit geringem Buchstabenverlust); Seite 20 des "Faust" mit unscheinbarer Tintenkritzelei; beide Titel etwas stockfleckig und manchmal leicht fingerfleckig; vereinzelt Aussparungen im weissen Rand - keine Fehlstellen, sondern temoins der unbeschnittenen Bogenränder; alter Besitzvermerk (Initialen) auf S. 1 des "Faust" und auf dem Schmutztitel des "Hugo". FR [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: AixLibris Antiquariat Klaus Schymiczek]
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        Musikaliskt Tidsfördrif För År 1825 - 1834.

      Stockholm Och Kongl. Privilegierade Not Tryckeriet utan år. Tvär folio. 60; 60. sista blank; 60; 60; 60; 60; 60; 60; 60; 60 s. Bundna två årgångar i varje band. Samtida halvskinnband i kalv. Gulddekorerade ryggar med röda titeletiketter. Rödfärgade snitt. Titelbladet till Årg. 1829 lagat med japanpapper. Saknar nedre yttre hörn, berör ej tryck. 24 x 32,5 cm. 10 årgångar i 5 volymer

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        Le Conservateur Suisse, ou recueil complet des etrennes Helvetiennes. Tome 1 a 13. En 13 volumes.

      Lausanne, au depot bibliographique de Benjamin Corbaz, 1829,. pt. in-8°, ca. 500 p. par volume, cartonnage original vert illustre recto et verso avec un encadrement et une vignette gravee sur bois (reliure d'editeur). Bel exemplaire frais.. Bel ensemble avec une grande diversite de matieres e.a. Le patois, la musique populaire et les chants (Ranz des vaches en patois avec la traduction), l'histoire suisse, les colonies suisses a l'etranger, les voyages et promenades a pied dans les Alpes, e.a. un fragment important dans le tome 4, de la traduction du latin du Voyage de Gessner au Mont Pilate en 1555 (cf. Perret: Tres rare 'Incunable' de la montagne) Divers autres coups d'oeils sur les Alpes et fragment des voyage au St. Bernard et ailleurs. Avec les frontispices lithogr. des volumes 1 a 6 , 10 et 13, dont le grand depl. de Guillaume Tell embrassant son fils apres avoir abattu la pomme (T. 3) / Vue du Lac Domaine ou Schwarzsee (Ct. de Fribourg, litho depl. T. 10) et 'Lausanne, Vue prise pres du Bois de Vaud (depl.). L'ensemble dans un etat remarquable de conservation et tres rare complet dans les cartonnages d'editeur. Please notify before visiting to see a book. Prices are excl. VAT/TVA (only Switzerland) & postage.

      [Bookseller: Harteveld Rare Books Ltd.]
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        Novum testamentum polyglottum Bagsterianum

      Londini: Samuelis Bagster 4to (29 cm, 11.4"). 75, [3] pp., 188 cols. in 4, 22 cols., 188 cols. in 4, [8] pp., 568 cols.. 1829 First edition of Bagster's impressive New Testament, "the most inclusive since the London Polyglot" according to Darlow and Moule. This hefty volume offers the text in Greek, Latin, Portuguese, and English on facing pages, followed by French, Italian, Spanish and German likewise, and then by Syriac in a separate section printed from right to left. This was the => first published portion of the Biblia Polyglotta, Bagster's great accomplishment, published from 1829 through 1831; the Hebrew text here is W. Greenfield's, the Greek is the Textus Receptus, the Latin is the Sixtine?-Clementine, the English is the King James, the German (printed in blackletter) is Luther's, the French is Ostervald's, the Italian is Diodati's, the Spanish is Scio's, and the Syriac N.T. is from the Vienne, 1555 edition. Samuel Lee wrote the Prolegomena, which in this particular example are bound in after the (incorrectly placed) first eight pages of the French/Italian/Spanish/German section. Bagster first attempted to publish a part of his massive feat in 1822, but virtually all of that edition (in four languages only) was destroyed in a warehouse fire. Publisher's dark green ribbed cloth, covers framed in blind with large, elegant blind-stamped floriate devices in the corners; spine with gilt-stamped title and list of languages, this rebacked preserving the majority of the original spine and lettering, corners refurbished. Lower page edges (closed), title-page, and final page each with an old institutional rubber-stamp, title-page and one sectional title pressure-stamped, first preface page with inked numeral in lower margin, no other markings. Two leaves each with short tear from upper inner margin, not touching text; a scattering of very light spots in first and final sections, central portion with more consistent but still extremely faint spotting in lower margins; overall a strong, clean, attractive volume.

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        I Promessi Sposi. Storia milanese

      I Promessi Sposi. Storia milanese. Alessandro, Manzoni. Firenze, Passigli, Borghi e Comp., 1829 - 1830. 6 volumi in - 32° (sesto mm 57 x 91)), bellissima legatura in piena pelle coeva, dorso a 4 nervi, piani con bordura in oro, taglio dorato, copertine originali conservate. xii,192, 214, 228, 236, 244, 220 pp.; ciscun volume contiene inoltre un antiporta incisa in rame da valenti artisti. Graziosissima edizione minuscola stampata con caratteri microscopici. Perfettamente conservata. Salveraglio, 33. Parenti, Bibliogr. Manzoniana, pp. 50 - 51 (n° 87): RARA. Welsh, Bibliogr. of miniature books, 4795.

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        Vue de l’Amselloch dans la vallée dite Amselgrund près de Raden".

      1829 1829 - Zeitgenössisch aquarellierte und mit Deckweiß gehöhte Radierung und Aquatinta, auf cremefarbenem Whatman von 1829. 42,5:53 c m. Mit der Adresse von Heinrich Rittner, Dresden. Wunderbar farbfrisches Blatt, gering gebräunt, minimale Fehlstelle im oberen Rand. Vergleichsliteratur: M. Gröning/M.L. Sternath, Die deutschen und Schweizer Zeichnungen des späten 18. Jahrhunderts. Beschreibender Katalog der Handzeichnungen in der Graph. Sammlung Albertina. Wien 1997, Nr. 200 mit Abb. Die hier dokumentiert Zeichnung zeigt nur geringfügige Veränderungen bei der figürlichen Staffage. Seit 1794 war Hammer Schüler der Dresdener Akademie, seit 1798 insbesondere des Landschaftsstechers J.Ph. Veit (1768-1837). 1816 wurde er Mitglied, 1829 außerordentlicher Professor der Dresdener Akademie. Er war ein ungewöhnlich fleißiger Künstler. Zahlreiche Zeichnungen von ihm, in Bleistift, Sepia, Aquarell oder Deckfarben, aus den Jahren 1799-1855 bewahren die Sammlungen in Dresden, Berlin und Weimar u.a.O. auf. Die Motive für seine eigenen Naturaufnahmen fand er in Sachsen, Nordböhmen (Karlsbad und Teplitz), Schlesien und dem Spreewald. Goethe interessierte sich sehr für Hammers Arbeiten und besuchte sogar 1810 seine Werkstatt in Dresden.

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        Travels in North America in the Years 1827 and 1828.

      Edinburgh: For Cadell and Co., 1829. - 3 volumes. 8vo., (8 x 4 ¾ inches). Fine engraved frontispiece "Map of the United States and Canada" with original hand color (detached, some toning), folding demographic chart. Later quarter maroon morocco, marbled boards, the spine in six compartments separated by five raised bands, gilt lettered in three and the rest gilt tooled, all edges marbled (front cover of volume I detaching). First edition. Hall was s Captain in the British Navy, who published many accounts of his travels, most notably his "Account of a Voyage of Discovery to the West Coast of Correa, and the Great Loo-Choo Island," 1818. Having resigned from the Navy in 1823, Hall spent fourteen months of 1827-1828 touring the United States and, for nine weeks, Canada. "Aided by his literary reputation and more than 100 letters of recommendation, he dined with famous people such as President John Quincy Adams, the governors of several states, and artists and academics, toured all the chief eastern rivers, including the Alabama between Montgomery and Mobile, as well as the Great Lakes, the chief canals, and the Gulf of Mexico between Mobile and New Orleans. Hall's most significant land journey was by carriage across Georgia, an adventure far different from any in the more advanced eastern states, and one that included his being feted by the Creek Indians. Altogether he claimed to have traveled 8,800 miles in the United States and Canada. "Hall's three-volume 'Travels in North America in the Years 1827 and 1828,' published in 1829 in Edinburgh and London, was one of the most widely read of over 200 such books written by British travelers to North America before the Civil War. Like all of these books, however, it was in general condemned by American readers inordinately sensitive to and defensive about any European's judgments concerning the new nation's political experiments, its classless society, and its system of slavery which, especially to Britons at the time, was becoming more and more abhorrent. Nevertheless, perhaps in part because of Hall's intent to help his countrymen 'think the Americans more worthy of regard and confidence,' perhaps in part because he was determined to learn about America only from Americans, Hall's 'Travels' was more nearly acceptable in the United States than contemporaneous accounts by Frances Trollope, Dickens, and, especially, the outspoken Marryat, another retired naval captain who visited the United States in 1837-1838. Readers today, especially Americans, will in fact find Hall's keen, detailed, and well-written observations to be both just and significant. One highly original side feature of this American journey was the collection of forty drawings Hall made with the help of the camera lucida, and which he published simultaneously with the 'Travels' in a small volume that underwent several editions. The 'Travels' itself had two more editions in its first year" (Percy Addams for ANB). Sabin 29725. Howes H-47. Clark III 48. Dionne II 1045. Lande 404. For more information about this book, or a warm welcome to see it and other books in our library at 72nd Street, NYC, please contact Megan Scauri, M.A., M.L.S., in the Rare Book Department. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Travels in North America, In The Years 1827 and 1828

      Edinburgh: Cadell and Co. and Simpkine and Marshall, 1829. First Edition. All three volumes of this complete set are in very good+ condition elaborately bound in full brown leather (calf) diced on the boards with a gilt border, three raised bands on the spines with gilt tooling and two black leather title blocks with gilt text. On volumes I and III the black leather title blocks are chipped with only minor losses to the gilt text. The edges of the text blocks are marbled. Each is a 7mo measuring 7 1/4" by 4 1/2" with an early prior owner's book plate attached to the front paste downs of each volume. Each volume also has the remains of silk placement ribbons sewn-in at the heads of the spines. Volume I contains 421 pages and is illustrated with hand colored fold-out map at the front of the book. The map is in excellent condition with only a small 1/3" closed tear at its margin. Volume II contains 432 pages; and, volume III contains 436 pages followed by a fold-out table of financial and census data for the various states then part of the United States of America. Considered "mildly scarce" by Howes. (Howes, H-47; Sabin, 29275; Clark III, 48)

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        FROM THE VIRGINIA PLANTATION TO THE NATIONAL CAPITOL Or the First and Only Negro Representative in Congress from the Old Dominion

      Wear to extremities. Frontispiece taped to first blank page. Some pages of illustrations show open tears. Inkstamps to title page and last page. Ex - lib with stickers and inkstamp to front endpaper; Very scarce. Langston (1829 - 1897) was the first African - American to be elected to Congress from the state of Virginia. He was dean of the first black law school at Howard. Served in congress in 1890. Illustrated; Ex - Lib; B&W Illustrations

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        Novum testamentum polyglottum Bagsterianum

      Londini: Samuelis Bagster 4to (29 cm, 11.4"). 75, [3] pp., 188 cols. in 4, 22 cols., 188 cols. in 4, [8] pp., 568 cols.. 1829 First edition of Bagster's impressive New Testament, "the most inclusive since the London Polyglot" according to Darlow and Moule. This hefty volume offers the text in Greek, Latin, Portuguese, and English on facing pages, followed by French, Italian, Spanish and German likewise, and then by Syriac in a separate section printed from right to left. This was the => first published portion of the Biblia Polyglotta, Bagster's great accomplishment, published from 1829 through 1831; the Hebrew text here is W. Greenfield's, the Greek is the Textus Receptus, the Latin is the Sixtine–Clementine, the English is the King James, the German (printed in blackletter) is Luther's, the French is Ostervald's, the Italian is Diodati's, the Spanish is Scio's, and the Syriac N.T. is from the Vienne, 1555 edition. Samuel Lee wrote the Prolegomena, which in this particular example are bound in after the (incorrectly placed) first eight pages of the French/Italian/Spanish/German section. Bagster first attempted to publish a part of his massive feat in 1822, but virtually all of that edition (in four languages only) was destroyed in a warehouse fire. Publisher's dark green ribbed cloth, covers framed in blind with large, elegant blind-stamped floriate devices in the corners; spine with gilt-stamped title and list of languages, this rebacked preserving the majority of the original spine and lettering, corners refurbished. Lower page edges (closed), title-page, and final page each with an old institutional rubber-stamp, title-page and one sectional title pressure-stamped, first preface page with inked numeral in lower margin, no other markings. Two leaves each with short tear from upper inner margin, not touching text; a scattering of very light spots in first and final sections, central portion with more consistent but still extremely faint spotting in lower margins; overall a strong, clean, attractive volume.

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        Versuch eines vollständigen Lehrbuchs der Bibliothek-Wissenschaft oder Anleitung zur vollkommenen Geschäftsführung eines Bibliothekars in wissenschaftlicher Form abgefasst. Erster Band, I.-III. Heft . Zweiter Band: Mit Zusätzen und Berichtigungen zum ersten Bande und einem Register über das ganze Werk.

      Lindauer'sche,, München, 1829 - 2 Bde. München, Lindauer'sche, 1829. 117 + 83 + VIII + 83,X + 2 n.n. + 196 + 4 S. Priv. HLd. der Zeit. Mit allen Beilagen (24). - Ehemal. Bibliotheks-Expl. mehrfach gestempelt, stockfleckig, R. fachmännisch m. Leder ergänzt, leichte Gbrsp. Deutsch [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        The Poetical Works of?Including the Drams of Wallenstein, Remorse and Zapolya

      London: William Pickering, 1829. Second Edition of the Poetical Works, differing materially from that of 1828. 3 vols. 8vo. Original red cloth, paper spine labels, uncut edges. Spines faded, some scuffing, splits at tops of joints of vol. I but still sound. A very nice set. Original Cloth, Uncut

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        Bishop Berkeley’s Querist,

      republished with notes, showing how many of the same questions still remain to be asked, respecting Ireland.Edited by the Whig politician Robert Vernon Smith, first Baron Lyveden (1800?-1873).Smith stood for a by-election in Tralee, County Kerry, on which occasion he republished Berkeley?'s eighteenth century questionnaire on political economy, with particular respect of the social conditions of Ireland, with often rude comments directed against the original author. Berkeley?'s text was much revered by the Irish, and insulting it did not help Smith to win the seat of Tralee. The long preface is an assessment of the state of the Irish population, economy and nutrition (i.e. mostly potatoes)."The principal value of this work is the simple, clear, and vigorous statements of great, liberal, and, though not new, unacknowledged truths, on questions relating to trade and money. Other questions of political economy, such as regard population, poor, &c., the bold mind of Berkeley seems not to have grappled with, or perhaps purposely rather to have confined itself to their consideration under local circumstances, than embraced their application to all times and ages?' (p. vii).John Ramsay McCulloch?'s library catalogue of 1856 lists this publication with the editor?'s and annotator?'s name in brackets.8vo, [iii] - xxviii + (1) + 30 - 149 + (1)pp., wanting a half-title, early 19th century half calf over marbled boards, neatly rebacked and lettered, with the armorial bookplate of Ferguson of Raith on front pastedown., 1829. First edition thus and surprisingly rare [COPAC & OCLC find 6 copies at libraries in B.Isles but only Boston College + Int.Inst.of Soc.Hist. elsewhere]. Jessop 291.. republished with notes, showing how many of the same questions still remain to be asked, respecting Ireland. Edited by the Whig politician Robert Vernon Smith, first Baron Lyveden (1800?-1873).Smith stood for a by-election in Tralee, County Kerry, on which occasion he republished Berkeley?'s eighteenth century questionnaire on political economy, with particular respect of the social conditions of Ireland, with often rude comments directed against the original author. Berkeley?'s text was much revered by the Irish, and insulting it did not help Smith to win the seat of Tralee. The long preface is an assessment of the state of the Irish population, economy and nutrition (i.e. mostly potatoes)."The principal value of this work is the simple, clear, and vigorous statements of great, liberal, and, though not new, unacknowledged truths, on questions relating to trade and money. Other questions of political economy, such as regard population, poor, &c., the bold mind of Berkeley seems not to have grappled with, or perhaps purposely rather to have confined itself to their consideration under local circumstances, than embraced their application to all times and ages?' (p. vii).John Ramsay McCulloch?'s library catalogue of 1856 lists this publication with the editor?'s and annotator?'s name in brackets. 8vo, [iii] - xxviii + (1) + 30 - 149 + (1)pp., wanting a half-title, early 19th century half calf over marbled boards, neatly rebacked and lettered, with the armorial bookplate of Ferguson of Raith on front pastedown.

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        THE HOLY BIBLE Containing the Old and New testaments:translated out of the original tongues:and with the former translations diligently compared and revised,by His Majesty's command Appointed to be read in Churches Stereotype edition

      Printed by J. Smith, Printer to the University. Cambridge. 1829. 8vo. (8.9 x 5.6 inches). Fine contemporary Cathedral binding by Remnant and Edmonds of London. Elaborate gothic window design reproduced on both boards, including the binders name discreetly stamped into the design, and lectern design to the spine with the word Bible lettered in gilt. Full brown calf. All edges gilt. A lovely copy in a beautiful early nineteenth century Cathedral binding.

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        A Chronicle of the Conquest of Granada. By Fray Antonio Agapida

      Philadelphia: Carey, Lea & Carey, 1829. First edition, Small Paper Issue. 311; 319 pp. 2 vols. 8vo. Original half cloth and boards, paper labels. Very good.

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        Traité De Chimie Minérale, Végétale et Animale; Traduit Par Jourdan et Esslinger (8 vol)

      Firmin Didot Frères, J-B. Baillière, Paris 1829 - 8 volumes dans une reliure d'époque, plats marbrés jaunes, dos à filets dorés et noirs avec titres dorés. Traduits sur des manuscrits inédits de l'auteur et sur la dernière édition allemande. Première partie, 4 volumes, 1829-1833. Prmeière partie: Chimie minérale. Tome 1: 480p, 3 planches dépliantes. Tome 2: léger froissement sur page de titre, 544p, 2 pl dépliantes. Tome 3: 495p, VIIIp table. Tome 4: 708p. Seconde partie, Chimie organique. Tome 5: 599p, 1 pl dépliante, 18 tables synoptiques des poids atomiques. Tome 6: 747p. Tome 7: 758p, petite tache sur tranches. Tome 8: Opérations et Appareils Chimiques. 355p, 7 pl dépliantes, table générale 66p. Quelques rousseurs. E.O. de la traduction en français. Size: In8 [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Drei Mädchen aus Goßfelden bei Marburg in ihrer Tracht (Hinterländer Tracht).

      - Radierung, 1829, auf Velin. 22,2:19,7 cm. Zwei kleine Braunflecken und kleiner Einriß im Unterrand. Literatur: Stoll 163, II (von II), vollendet. Grimm hielt sich 1829 in Marburg, Großfelden und Amöneburg auf. Er skizzierte wahrscheinlich die Mädchen wegen ihrer ortsunüblichen Tracht: Die Haubenformen verweisen sie in die Gegend um Biedenkopf und Gladenbach (Hinterland); vgl. hierzu Album Marburg, S. 89. Ludwig Emil Grimms Maxime, treu nach der Natur zu zeichnen, und seine besondere Liebe zum Detail sind bei der Darstellung der Trachten von besonderem Vorzug.Der vor allem als Radierer tätige Grimm war 1804-1808 Schüler der Kasseler Kunstakademie bei Gottlieb Kobold (1769-1809), Andreas Range (1762-1828) und Ernst Friedrich Ferdinand Robert (1763-1843). Durch seine Brüder Jacob und Wilhelm Grimm wurde er mit Clemens Brentano (1778-1842) und Achim von Arnim (1781-1831) bekannt, mit denen er zusammenarbeitete. Wohl 1807 lernte Grimm Bettine Brentano (1785-1859) kennen, von der er zahlreiche Porträts anfertigte. In November 1808 zog er nach Landshut zu Brentano und dessen Schwager Friedrich Carl von Savigny (1779-1861). Auf ihre Vermittlung ging er nach München und erlernte Kupferstechen bei Carl Ernst Christoph Heß (1755-1828). Zugleich studierte er an der Münchner Akademie unter Andreas Seidl (1760-1834). Unterbrechung des Studiums 1814 durch Teilnahme an den Freiheitskriegen. Mit Georg Brentano reiste er im Frühjahr 1816 nach Italien, wo er zwei Monate blieb. 1817 kehrte er nach Kassel zurück. 1824 reiste Grimm zum ersten Mal nach Willingshausen und wurde zum Mitbegründer der Willingshäuser Malerkolonie, eine der ersten Malerkolonien Deutschlands. 1832 wurde er an die Kasseler Kunstakademie als Lehrer berufen.

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        Muggendorf und seine Umgebungen, oder die fränkische Schweiz. Ein Handbuch für Wanderer in diese Gegend; mit den Reiserouten und nothwendigen Notizen für Reisende, nebst Folge der Ortschaften und Merkwürdigkeiten... Zweite Auflage.

      Bamberg, Dresch, (1829).. circa 17,5 x 11 cm. XIV, 214 SS., 1 (statt 2) Tafeln, 1 gefaltete Karte Illustrierter Original-Pappband mit Lithographien von Dunker nach Rupprecht auf den Deckeln. Seltene Originalausgabe des hübschen Führers durch die Fränkische Schweiz mit Beschreibungen der Höhlen und ihrer Geschichte sowie einem sehr umfangreichen Ortslexikon (etwa 180 Seiten) mit Beschreibungen von Adlerstein bis Zoggendorf und Zwergloch. Die Tafel zeigt Rabeneck, die grosse Karte zeigt die Gegend zwischen Forchheim und Bayreuth mit 102 Orten in der Legende; eine zweite Tafel fehlt hier leider (im Preis berücksichtigt), der hübsche Einband zeigt vorne eine Höhle mit Fossilien und Knochen, hinten Werkzeuge aus Jagd und Landwirtschaft. - Nur etwas stockig, meist sauber, Exlibris, etwas berieben, Ecken bestossen, am Rücken kleiner Schatten von entferntem Etikett, sonst sehr hübsch.

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        Histoire de la Louisiane et de la Cession de Cett Colonie par la France aux États-Unis de l'Amerique Septentrionale; Précédés d'un Discours sur la Constitution et le Gouvernement des États-Unis. Avec une Carte Relatie a l'Étendue des pays cédés

      Imprimerie de Firmin Didot 1829 - [6], 485 pp., First Edition. Description: With hand-colored folding copper-engraved map, old half calf and marbled boards, spine gilt, black leather label. First Edition. The classic history of the Louisiana Territory, stretching from the Mississippi to the Pacific Northwest. Dimensions: (8vo) 19x12.5 cm (7½x4¾"). Condition: Light wear to binding, institutional stamps on half title and title page (obscured); short tear to map, light foxing; very good. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Büste des Bildhauers Carl Friedrich von Wichmann (1775 Potsdam - Berlin 1836).

      . Bleistift, auf cremefarbenem Zeichenkarton, unten bezeichnet, signiert und datiert "Büste v. C. Wichmann gez. von A. Schmidt Düsseldorf f 1829". 18:11,9 cm.. Schmidt studierte 1823/27 bei W. Wach (1787-1845) in Berlin und 1829/34 an der Düsseldorfer Akademie. Die Schülerlisten weisen für 1829/31 die weitere Ausbildung zum Historienmaler aus und für die Studienjahre 1832/33 - 1833/34 den Besuch der Meisterklasse von W. Schadow (1788-1862) mit dem Schwerpunkt Genremalerei. Anschließend war er in seiner Heimatstadt Berlin tätig und schuf Historien-, Genrebilder und Porträts.

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        Rom, Blick auf das Augustusforum mit der Ruine des Mars Ultor-Tempels.

      - Feder und Pinsel in Grau und Zartbraun, mit grauer Feder umrandet, rechts unten signiert „A. Andreae del.", auf chamoisfarbenem Velin. 7,7:13,7 cm. Blatt aus einem Freundschaftsalbum. Verso mit Widmung des Künstlers, datiert, bezeichnet und signiert „Hannover 11ten May 1829 August Heinrich Andreae". Andreae studierte Architektur zuerst bei Witting in Hannover, anschließend seit 1823 bei F. Weinbremmer (1766-1826) in Karlsruhe und nach dessen Tod bei Gg. Moller (1784-1852) in Darmstadt. Nach Reisen in Süddeutschland ließ er sich in Hannover nieder, wo er bereits am 1.5.1829 Stadtbaumeister wurde. Schon als junger Mann hat Andreae die alten Bauwerke, besonders in Hildesheim, studiert und die Früchte dieses Studiums zeigten sich bald in seinen Bauten. Er war aber auch ein sehr guter Zeichner und Architekturmaler.

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        Narrative of An Official Visit to Guatemala from Mexico.

      John Murray., London 1829 - small 8vo. xii, vi, 528pp. [faint blind stamp title, dedication] large folding map coloured in outline. contemporary half calf [joint neatly repaired] leathe title label over marbled boards.marbled foredges, endpapers. [George Thompson, British commissioner to Mexico, was sent to Guatemala to report on conditions in the newly independent Unitepd Provices of Central America. a fairly comprehensive report on Guatemala, its people, villages, capital city, government, civil structure, the role of the church in society, mines, the state of the slave trade, and also offers some thoughts on Mexico and Belize]. Excellent Copy [Attributes: First Edition]

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        Jones' Views of the Seats, Mansions, Castles, & c. of Noblemen and Gentlemen in England, Wales, Scotland and Ireland, and other picturesque Scenery accompanied with historical Descriptions of the Mansions, List of Pictures, Statues, & c. and genealogical Sketches of the Families and their Possessors ; forming Part of the general Series of Jones' Great Britain Illustrated

      London: published by Jones & Co. Temple of the Muses Finsbury Square 1829 - Prachtvoller grüner Ganzledereinband (28 x 21,5 cm) mit reichem Goldschmuck, vier erhabenen Bünden und umlaufendem Goldschnitt, 176 Seiten Text, 176 gestochene Ansichten (jeweils im Format 13 x 8,5 cm) auf 88 Tafeln. Sehr guter Zustand (very good condition).

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        Vita di S. Francesca Romana fondatrice delle signore Oblate di Maria Vergine in Torre de' Specchi nuovamente scritta dal sacerdote Ludovico Ponzileoni ..

      tipografia Salviucci 1829 In 8ø gr., VI, 434 p., \ 1! c. di tav. : 1 ritr. calcogr. , bella e preziosa rilegatura coeva in t. pelle con ricca ornamentazione ai piatti e al dorso composta di motivi vegetali in oro; al centro dei piatti impessione a secco di motivi floreali con decorazioni in oro, tagli in oro zecchino; risguardi in carta marmorizzata.Ottimo esemplare.

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        Manuscript - Court Documents - Counterfeiting Silver Coin Currency

      Indiana, 1829. Charlestown, Clark County, Indiana, 1829-1832. Five (5) Manuscript Documents pertaining to two (2) early trials from the Circuit Court, both for counterfeiting silver coin currency. Documents vary in size. 4 single leafs, 1 double leaf, each with clerk's filing annotations to verso, two of which outline trial costs. Some age-toning, otherwise in very good condition, easily legible and retaining a strong impression. Counterfeit currency began in Rochester, New York, in the late eighteenth century, which became the hub of production, but as these court documents indicate, such activities were also employed in the Midwest. In the 1830s Indiana's Washington County Circuit Court docket was replete with indictments for perjury, passing counterfeit money and having in possession counterfeiter's tools, assault and battery with intent to kill, larceny mayhem, manslaughter and murder. In September 1831, Gilbert Hyatt was sentenced to seven years imprisonment in the penitentiary for passing counterfeit money, and having in his possession counterfeiting apparatus. In the early 1850s, Archibald McGregor, Clinton Barnes, and Thomas Janes moved their counterfeiting enterprise from Monroe County, New York, to Elkhart, Indiana. By 1862, the New York Times estimated that 80% of the banknotes circulating in America at that time were counterfeit. Trial: 5 June 1829. Defendant: Thomas Richardson Two original manuscript transcripts of a court proceeding which recounts the trial of Thomas Richardson, the latter being charged with having counterfeited a 25 cent silver state coin which he offered in payment to one Sally Ann Dugan. Written in the same clerk's hand, these documents contain the same text, with the exception of one annotation to the verso of the smaller leaf which states the verdict of the sworn jury confirming his innocence. The State prosecuting attorney in this case was John N. Thompson; the foremen of the grand jury were Charles Beggs and Samuel Ford; there were five witnesses present. Excerpt: "... on the fifteenth day of May... one piece o false and counterfeit money, made and counterfeited to the likeness and similitude of the good, legal, and current money and silver coin of the United States of America called a twenty five cent piece and then and there in circulation in the State of Indiana, then and there falsely and deceitfully did utter and tender in payment... well knowing the same to be false and counterfeit..." Trial Dates: 26 November 1831, 24 January 1832, 1 March 1832. Defendants: Adam Strutsman, Samuel Strutsman Three separate documents tell the story of this trial, the charge being "retaining apparatus for counterfeiting." These include a detailed transcript of the hearing, a summons order for the primary defendant Adam Strutsman, and a bond of recognizance for the indictment. Strutsman is charged with possession of a steel die, five crucibles, and other apparatus used in counterfeiting a gold coin called a half eagle, which was worth $5.00 and made almost entirely of gold when produced legally. In January of 1832 Strutsman is arrested and brought before the court. In March of 1832 a recognizance against Strutman for $100.00 is levied; Interestingly, even though the Grand Jury saw firsthand the defendant's production instruments, and four witnesses were called, the clerk's final annotation dated 23 October 1832, almost one year after charges were made, states that Strutsman was found "Not Guilty". Excerpts: "... with force and arm... did knowingly (without any lawful authority whatever) retain in his possession one die made of steel, made use of in circulating the gold coin which is now in circulation within the State of Indiana aforesaid, in and upon which die then and there was made and impressed, the figure, stamp, resemblance, and similitude, of the sides and flats, (to wit) the head side of the lawful gold coin current in circulation... called a half eagle... " "And the Grand Jury do further present... Strutsman... did knowingly retain in his possession five crusibles made of materials to the Grand Jurors unknown, apparatus made use of in counterfeiting the gold and silver coin which is currently in circulation... " [The Half Eagle coin, composed almost entirely of gold, was first produced for circulation in 1795. It was authorized by The Act of April 2, 1792, and it was the first gold coin minted by the United States. The coin discussed in this trial would have been the second Draped Bust edition circulated 1813-1829.] Isaac Shelby was a recorder and court clerk in Clark County. Not above the law, as he may have hoped, he was charged with manstealing in 1817. His brother Evan was first a Clark County Clerk, and then a County Judge between 1811-1813. Counterfeiting of currency in America has its roots in Rochester, New York, as early the 1790s when an estimated three quarters of British coin money in America was in fact light-weight counterfeit production. American State and Spanish coins were also counterfeited, but to a lesser degree. The U.S. Mint first began producing circulating coins in 1793, but it took over fifty years for them to produce a sufficient medium of exchange to keep businesses supplied and the economy running smoothly. Into this breach stepped the counterfeiter to do his civic duty. Due to the shortage, an early merchant would do business with some counterfeit money or he would simply lose business. The first suspected counterfeiter from Rochester was its first white settler, Ebenezar Allen. In 1811, he was living across the border in Canada where he was arrested and charged, only to be acquitted by the British/Canadian court on the eve of the War of 1812. Prior to the Civil War (1861-65), banks printed paper money. Notes printed by state-chartered banks, which could be exchanged for gold and silver, were the most common form of paper currency in circulation. From the founding of the United States to the passage of the National Banking Act, some 8,000 different entities issued currency, which created an unwieldy money supply and facilitated rampant counterfeiting. In Rochester alone sixteen banks issued the minimum $1, $5, $10, and $20 bills, thus sixty-four different notes were possible from our city banks alone. Notes from neighboring villages and nearby cities were also circulated. The situation was ideal for the counterfeiter. Rochester seems to have been a center for passing and manufacturing counterfeit monies; from 1821-62 as many as 107 arrests were made, twenty-five percent of these between 1857 and 1859, a period of economic recession. Of that number only six were women. The Secret Service Division was created on July 5, 1865 in Washington, D.C., to suppress counterfeit currency. Chief William P. Wood was sworn in by Secretary of the Treasury Hugh McCulloch. Anti-counterfeiting measures for producing currency did not begin in the US until well into the twentieth century, decades later than many countries. Foreign coins were once also acceptable legal tender in the United States. Before gold and silver were discovered in the West in the mid-1800s, the United States lacked a sufficient quantity of precious metals for minting coins. Thus, a 1793 law permitted Spanish dollars and other foreign coins to be part of the American monetary system. Foreign coins were not banned as legal tender until 1857.. Very Good.

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        Polynesian Researches during a residence of nearly six years in the South Sea Islands

      London: Fisher, Son, & Jackson, 1829. First Edition. Eight engraved plates, two maps (one folding) and other woodcut illustrations in text. 2 vols. 8vo. Contemporary marbled boards, brown calf spine and tips, boards abraded and spines worn, some internal staining, but a tight, crisp copy. First Edition The first edition of an epochal work by a scholar and missionary, who lived in and wrote extensively of Hawaii and Polynesia and later Madagascar. After an adventurous life in foreign and frequently insalubrious climes he died of a chill caught in an English railway carriage. Robert Southey, in a review of Polynesian Researches, stated "A more interesting book we have never pursued", and it has become one of the classic accounts of South Sea Island culture and life.

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        A New General Atlas, Comprising a Complete Set of Maps, Representing the Grand Divisions of the Globe, Together with the Several Empires, Kingdoms, and States in the World; Compiled from the Best Authorities, and Corrected by the Most Recent Discoveries. [Bound with] Atlas Classica, or, Select Maps of Ancient Geography, both Sacred and Profane.

      Published by Anthony Finley 1829-30, Philadelphia - Two volumes bound in one. Unpaginated. Contemporary red half morocco over marbled boards, spine lettered in gold. The first volume includes fifty-eight hand-coloured engraved maps, hand-coloured tables of the comparative heights of the principal mountains of the world and of the comparative lengths of the principal rivers. The second volume includes nine hand-coloured maps: Terra Veteribus Nota, Graecia Antiqua, Orientis Tabula, Asia Minor, Romanum Imperium, Italia Antiqua, Places Recorded in the Five Books of Moses (three maps in one), The Land of Moriah or Jerusalem, The State of the Nations at the Christian Era; and one chart of universal history and biography. Publisher's ad affixed to the front pastedown. With the signature of William H. Storer, a West Point cadet (Class of 1832) that served in the Army for seven years and fought in the Second Seminole War before retiring to Maine. Small library label to spine, label residue on front pastedown endpaper, small blindstamp on one of the maps. Boards are rubbed, spine and corners well worn, old stain barely affecting the edge of the front endpapers. All the maps and charts are remarkably clean. ; Folio [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        The Complete Poetical Works of Coleridge, Shelley, and Keats. Complete in One Volume

      A. and W. Galignani, 1829, Cloth, Book Condition: Very Good-, First EditionCollection of three great Romantic poets Contains many poems published for the first time as it is the first collected edition of both Shelley and Keats, and Coleridge's second collected edition.Beautiful engravings on the frontispiece. Published by A. and W. Galignani. Cloth binding has small split at top of spine, edge wear, minor scratches, minor scuffs, rubbed/slightly bumped/slightly frayed corners, rubbed/slightly frayed spine, sunned, slightly stained. Front hinge very slightly cracked. Has owner's name/date inside front cover and bookplate. Minor notes in pencil related to importance of volume (inside front cover) and dates of poets's lives on front free end page. A few pages with small chips. Minor foxing to pages. This is an important work in nice condition. Quantity Available: 1. Category: ABE; Poetry; zAmazon; Inventory No: 045591.

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