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        Fugitive Pieces and Reminiscences of Lord Byron: Containing an entire new edition of Hebrew Melodies

      London: Whittaker, Treacher and Co., 1829. ..."with the addition of several never before published... also some original Poetry, Letters and Recollections of Lady Caroline Lamb." Preface by I. Nathan. 1829. NEAR FINE. Bound in three-quarter tan calf with light tan cloth; gilt ruling along edge of spine and corner leathers; gilt decoration of symbol with crown, star, skull and heart entwined by snake on front cover, gilt decoration and titling on spine. Marbled endpapers. Near Fine: a clean, crisp and tightly bound copy. ~12 prelim leaves and a few leaves at rear of book are stained along thumb margin, not affecting type. Balance of leaves affected by stain only along the perimeter of the top outside corner. Pages otherwise fine. Top edge is gilt, front and foot edges untrimmed. Light rubbing to cover edges and hinges with short splits to the leather at hinge extremities. Otherwise cover is clean and fresh. Binding tight, hinges intact - no splits or cracks. Custom bookplate of Alfred Rubens on front pasted end and early owner name lightly penned on top of half-title page. 4-3/4 x 7-3/4"; xxxviii (including half-title page, title page, Preface and 9-page 'Advertisement' by I. Nathan; 18 pages of Contents ) plus 196 text pages.. Three-Quarter Leather. Near Fine/No Jacket. 12mo.

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        Noticias de los Arquitectos y Arquitectura de España desde su restauración. Ilustradas y acrecentadas con notas, adiciones y documentos por Don Juan Agustín Cean Bermudez. Tomos II-III-IV

      Madrid, en la Imprenta Real, 1829. Tres volúmenes en 4to.; 416 pp., 1 h. + 440 pp. + 428 pp., 1 h. Encuadernación uniforme en piel valenciana, con ruedas doradas en los planos, lomera profusamente ornada y tejuelos.

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        Histoire de Pologne avant et sous le roi Jean Sobieski. / Par N.A. de Salvandy - [Complete in 3 volumes]

      Paris : A. Sautelet, 1829. 1st Edition. Physical description 3 v. ; 22cm. Subjects; John III Sobieski, King of Poland, 1629-1696. Poland - History - Elective monarchy, 1572-1763. Language; French. Finely bound all in modern aniline calf over marble boards. Raised bands with the title blocked direct in gilt. Spine compartments uniformly cross-ruled in gilt. An exceptional set - scans and additional bibliographic detail on request.

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        La Cuisinière Du Haut-Rhin, l'usage des ménagères et des jeunes personnes qui désirent acquérir les connaissances indispensables à une maitresse de maison, dans l'art de la cuisine, de la patisserie et des confitures.

      Jean Risler et Compagnie, Mulhouse (Mulhausen) 1829 - Suivie d'une instruction pour apprêter une nourriture saine aux malades; traduit de l'Allemand. Un volume petit in-octavo de 295 pages renfermant 734 recettes de cuisine Mouillure ou tache de sauce jaunâtre sur l'angle inférieur des 45 premières pages allant en s'estompant. Petit manque de papier à la premiere garde blanche (la partie manquante étant resté collée sur le contreplat); déchirure sans manque à la p. de titre; pour le reste de l'ouvrage intérieur bien frais. Reliure de l'époque en demi-vélin ivoire et plats de papier brun un peu frotté et taché; dos lisse muet. Première édition française de cet ouvrage traduit sur la quatrième édition allemande. [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        A Chronicle of The Conquest of Granada. From the Mss. Of Fray Antonio Agapida.In Two Volumes

      London - John Murray, 1829 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. The first English edition of this romantic history from the pen of Washington Irving. Complete in Two Volumes. With marbled endpapers and page edges. Condition: In a full calf binding. Externally, only light shelfwear. The joints are just starting. Internally, firmly bound, bright, with only an occasional spot. With a small copperplate ink signature to the front blank. Overall: VERY GOOD INDEED..

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

      Philadelphia: Carey, Lea and Carey, 1829 First edition. 2 vols. Original paper boards and cloth spine. A lightly rubbed and worn set, untrimmed, darkening to spine labels, and fading to spines. A very good or better set housed in an early custom suede lined folding slipcase. BAL 10125.. 1st Edition. Hardcover. Very Good.

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        COMPENDIO HISTORICO DE LAS VIDAS DE LOS SANTOS canonizados y beatificados del Sagrado Orden de predicadores por le P., ?

      - 1 vol. X, 130 p., [64] h. de grab. ; 21 cm. Encuadernación plena piel de época. Buen estado en general, restos de bolígrafo en la parte trasera del grabado de la pagina 83 y levemente en la p., 81. Revisado completo. Lugar: Madrid, Editorial: Imprenta de D. Eusebio Aguado, Año: 1829 Notas: Las h. de grab. son calc.: C. Vagas ; Is. a Palom., Ilustrador: C. Vagas ; Is. a Palom, Edición: 1 Edición

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        A General Dictionary of Painters

      London,, 1829.. 2 volumes, octavo, with 25 engravings including two frontispieces, handsomely bound in full contemporary green straight-grain morocco, spines ornately gilt with raised bands, boards embossed and decorated in gilt, dentelles, very good; some offsetting to plates, all edges gilt. A particularly attractive copy of the 1829 New Edition of Pilkington's standard reference work, revised with introduction and new additions by Alan Cunningham.Matthew Pilkington (1701-1784) was a church minister and poet who studied at Trinity College. His poetry caught the eye of Jonathan Swift he was appointed chaplain to John Barber, the Mayor of London. In mid 1750, after his public and dramatic divorce, Pilkington began a relationship with the family of Charles Cobbe, advising them in their acquisitions for their collection for their Newbridge Estate.It was in 1770 that Pilkington published The Gentleman's and Connoisseur's Dictionary of Painters. The first of its kind in England, the work contained biographies of Artists and a study of the art market in England and the Netherlands. Pilkington's work was used as a standard reference for most of the nineteenth century until the appearance of Byran's Dictionary of Painters and Engravers (1816), which is known to have used Pilkington as a foundation.The set includes around 1400 entries, with a particular focus on Italian painters which reflects their popularity at the time. There are also entries for artists well known to Pacific exploration and colonial history such as John Webber and John Clevely.

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        ANCIENT SONGS AND BALLADS, From the Reign of King Henry the Second to the Revolution

      London: Payne and Foss, 1829. 2 volumes. First of the edition. Printed musical notations in Vol.I and with the half-titles. 8vo, beautifully bound in vellum by Birdsall over boards elaborately tooled in gilt, the spines feature raised bands gilt decorated, gilt lettering on contrasting green and tan morocco labels in two compartments, the remaining compartments elaborately gilt decorated in multi-lined and stopped panel designs with gilt lyre as the centerpiece. Covers decorated at he edges with double gilt fillet lines surrounding a gilt panel with lyres at the corners and gilt wreaths at the center of the covers. Edges gilt stopped and turnovers elaborately gilt rolled. Marbled endleaves, t.e.g. [14 p. ads], (10), ciii, 169; vi, 326 including glossary. A very fine copy, beautifully preserved. BEAUTIFULLY BOUND AND PRESENTED. This fine printing of an English classic appeared after the first with additional essays and ballads. It is here presented in a wonderful full vellum decorated binding by Birdsall. Joseph Ritson (1752-1803), antiquary, vegetarian, conveyancer, barrister, and subsequent psychotic, is best remembered for his work in the field of literature, particularly in the field of popular poetry, where, the DNB politely says, "he won his least disputable triumphs." As a long-time avid student of historical poetry, his criticisms were nearly always valid and founded upon extensive knowledge and research, yet the insulting and bitter tones of his writing made him intensely unpopular among his peers. Before his eventual descent into lunacy, his exhaustive and perfectionist methods of research produced some of the most complete works on ancient poetry that have survived.

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        Picture of Quebec

      D. and J. Smillie, . Printed by Robert Armour. Montreal: D. and J. Smillie, . Printed by Robert Armour.& , 1829. 1st Edition. Hard Cover. Very Good. 1st Edition This book - 139 pages (ends on 131, blank, map and index on pages (137),138 &139 - has many engravings. The engravings while small are minature master pieces. New leather spine with gold type and marbled paper over boards. The overall condition of this book is very good. Binding re-backed. "Original edition of this guide, the first of its kind on Quebec ... sought after for its charming little views ... admirably engraved by Jas. Smillie."& Ex personal library Gouin bookplate on front fly leaf. Paul Gouin book plate. Paul Gouin (May 20, 1898 Ð December 4, 1976) was a politician in Quebec, Canada. He was the son of Lomer Gouin and the grandson of Honoré Mercier., The map is contained - Environs of Quebec for A[lfred] Hawkins (1802?-1854) and quite uncommon in it's own right but NOT the map originally published "Plan of Quebec" - 13" x 8.9" with this book. Engravings were done by James Smillie Jr. (1807-85). Some minor tears repaired and slight foxing to map, but generally very good. The view of the New Exchange Building, although listed with the plates, actually appears as a vignette on the original lithographed map of Quebec, which is, as usual, not present here.& The Picture of Quebec, authored and illustrated by George Bourne, was published by David Smillie & Sons in Québec in 1829; The author was Rev. Geo. Bourne (1780-1845) of St. Johns Chapel Que at the time. 2nd Cdn edition printed in 1831 in Quebec by P. and W. Ruthven First American edition printed in 1830 in New York. & Bibio: TPL 1537 ; Gagnon I 2710 ; Dionne III 216. Lande 1599

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        Passe-Tems, Les

      1829. first edition. As Rare As Monnier GetsLight Amusements, Idle Pass-TimesMONNIER, Henry. Les Passe-Tems. Paris: Delpech, n.d. [1829]. First edition. A scarce suite of six hand-colored lithographs, each 13 3/16 x 9 3/4 (335 x 247 mm).Bound to contemporary style in full dark green morocco. Gilt ruled borders. Gilt panel. Gilt lettering and ornaments to spine. Mild toning to margins, otherwise fine.OCLC/KVK record no holdings in libraries worldwide. ABPC Index records no auction sales since 1923. In over forty-years of specializing in color-plate books this is the first time we have ever seen this astonishingly rare suite.The Plates:Each is titled, Chacun prend son plaisir où il le trove (Each Takes His Pleasure Where He Finds It):1. . (At night, young man peeks through a window at a lady). 2. (A hunter with rifle slogs through water with his dog).3. (At a masked ball a dancer rests).4. (An angler at it so long that a spider has spun a web on his fishing pole).5. (A young man grinds a music box while a couple converses in the background shadows).6. (A man and woman with their four dogs).Marie 448-453.

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        Map of the City and County of New York with the adjacent country

      New York: DeWitt, Simeon, 1829. unbound. very good. Two panel state atlas map. Engraving with original hand coloring. Image measures 20" x 49.5". First issued in 1829, Burr's map is one of the most impressive commercial published maps of New York from the 1820s. Created prior to the full realization of the Commissioner's Plan, it is an excellent example of the rapid city growth at this time and shows the demarcation between urban and rural areas. The map covers all of Manhattan Island with Hudson River and New Jersey to the west. To the east is the East River, "Town of Brooklyn", "Town of Bushwick", and "Town of Newtown." The map also covers Jersey City and Horsimus and other communities in New Jerse., and the coast line of the Bronx is also shown but not named. The cartouche is an elaborated version of the New York City seal. Also included are remarks about public buildings and establishments, as well as city layout notes above the scale. The map is in very good condition with minor stains in center. Expert repairs along left centerfold, margin and lower left section. Sold in archival frame. David H. Burr (1803-1875) served as Topographer to the United States Post Office and Geographer to the House of Representatives and was widely known for his accuracy and attention to detail. This atlas was among the first to map each of the United States individually.

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        Sir Thomas More: or Colloquies on the Progress and Prospects of Society

      London - John Murray, 1829 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. First edition. The first edition of this political and social commentary from poet laureate Robert Southey in a fine binding. Complete in Two Volumes. With seven plates, collated complete. His Colloquies of Society (1829) is a calm exposition of his mature social and political convictions: rejection of the Catholic claims and of constitutional reform, support for high taxation to redistribute wealth, and so on. The conversations are conducted with the ghost of Sir Thomas More, whose Utopia was a remote ancestor of pantisocracy. They are set in the neighbourhood of Keswick, and the beauty of the countryside tempers the generally gloomy tone of the conversation, as does the quiet of his splendid library -ODNB. Condition: In a half morocco and marbled paper binding. Externally, near fine, with just slight rubbing to the boards. Internally, firmly bound, with occasional scattered spots, prominent to the first and last few pages. Overall: NEAR FINE..

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        SWEDISH TARIFFS Of The DUTIES Of CUSTOMS PAYABLE On GOODS, WARES And MERSCHANDIZE [sic]. Lord BloomfieldÕs Dispatch. 7 volumes

      [Stockholm]:. [1829].. 10-1Ú4Ó x 9", except Vol. 2: 9-1Ú2Ó x 7-1Ú2Ò. 7 notebooks: numbered 2 - 6, 8 & 'A'. Each volume with index except for No. 6: ÒAlterations on the Tariff Duties on Exports 1820 to 1824Ó.. Blue paper-covered boards, originally with leather spines (leather almost completely worn away); handwritten titles with dates pasted to front covers.. Boards separated on 4 volumes and in some volumes leaves are gathered. and tied with ribbon, but are loose inside notebook; some ties are. broken. Some light foxing mostly on end papers each volume. Script is. slightly faded but legible in all volumes. Library discard stamp on. versos of covers of Vols. A and 8 and on ffep of Vol. 4. Overall, a. Good set.. When Jean Bernadotte was crowned Charles XIV King of Sweden and Norway in 1818 he began to introduce the ecomomic policies that would revitalize the country and move it towards industrialization. His government encouraged free enterprise and industrialized manufacturing, which soon helped to establish Sweden as a more powerful trade partner for major European countries and especially Great Britain. Sweden already had a complicated customs system in place that charged major levies on foreign trade. Charles XIV improved and promoted the tariff system, soon paid off all foreign debt, increased the national revenue, and greatly enriched his government. His next step was to develop a policy of peace abroad and beneficial diplomatic relations with SwedenÕs trade partners.& & Benjamin Bloomfield, 1st Baron Bloomfield, was EnglandÕs answer to blunt the edge of SwedenÕs aggressive customs policies. Named by his friend and confidant the Prince Regent as Envoy Extraordinary and Minister Plenipotentiary to the Court of Bernadotte, Lord Bloomfield arrived in Stockholm in 1823. He apparently used these notebooks as a reference, as he and his legation took steps to influence the customs process to EnglandÕs advantage. As he took up his official duties in Stockholm, Lord Bloomfield encountered a wilderness of commercial negotiations that interrupted and particularly discouraged the trade of British manufactured goods for SwedenÕs valued bar iron, Baltic timber and oats. Fortunately, King Charles XIV appreciated the manners and conversation of a foreign minister who had spent the best part of his life at the center of a brilliant court. In no time, Lord BloomfieldÕs work seemed to consist chiefly of feasting, dancing and drinking champagne. He and Bernadotte became friends, cementing the harmony of the two nations, and as Lord Bloomfield hinted at the justice of rescinding the harder regulations, he began to establish a freer and more favorable importation system. The delighted King George IV noted that Lord BloomfieldÕs patriotism was unbounded.& & George Canning, the brilliant politician and orator, was BritainÕs head of the Foreign Office at the time of Lord BloomfieldÕs mission to Sweden. Lord BloomfieldÕs dispatches of which these notebooks were a part, were directed and addressed to him and his officers, and it was his liberal polices that Lord Bloomfield carried out. Most volumes contain columns of individual commodities and their tariffs printed in Swedish, with the same commodities, amounts traded in import and export, and their costs handwritten in English translation on opposite pages. The ordinances and proclamations are handwritten in English. There are no official court seals, but spaces are left for them. Although at this time the Swedish government was working toward a declaration against slave trafficking, the slave trade was still flourishing in the Caribbean. King George, Lord Canning and Lord Bloomfield were determined to create an alliance between their countries for the suppression of the slave trade.These lists do not mention slaves as a commodity, but laid in to the volume lettered A is a proclamation regulating slave trading in Saint-Barthelemy, a Swedish-owned island with a thriving duty-free port. The listed commodities vary from volume to volume and reveal the vast quantity of goods in almost all cases traveling between countries by ship: a single page from one notebook includes tariffs for arrack, brandy, coffee, glass, rum, wood (spars, staves), woven goods, ribbons of silk and velvet, cinnamon, cardamom, currants, fennel seeds, almonds, vanilla, liquorice, ginger, cloves, pepper, porcelain, tea, oranges, agates, alabaster, feathers, tiles and bricks, furs and hides, cannon, and gun stocks.& & Contents of Notebooks by Volume:& & No.2: On Exports of Sweden to Foreign Parts Published the 17 of April 1799 and continued in force to the year 1816. & & No. 3:.On Imports of Sweden from Foreign Parts Ð published the 20 March 1816 and continued in force to the year 1824.& & No. 4: On Exports ofSweden to Foreign Parts published the 24 April 1816 and continued in force to the year 1818 inclusive.& & No. 5: On Exports of Sweden to Foreign Parts published the 22 December 1818 and continued in force to the year 1824 inclusive.& & No. 6: Alterations in the Tariff Duties on Exports 1820 to 1824.& & No. 8: Imports or exports of Sweden published the 16 March 1826 and acted upon at and from the 1st June said year, and now in force, with the exceptions stated in the Ordinances of 13 December 1826 and 29 Dec.r 1827.& & A. Alterations in the Tariff of Duties of Customs for 1827-1828; Dues Levied under the Title of Convoy Duty; Treaty Between Sweden and Russia in which the Rate of Duty to be paid on the Commerce between Sweden and Finland is stated; Proclamations regulating the trade of St. Bartholemew [sic]; Containing No.9, 10, 11, 12, 13 & 14. (12 missing; presumably the Treaty Between Sweden and Russia which is not present.). No. 13 and 14 in this volume are handwritten on large sheets of folded laid paper. & & A wonderful primary source for documenting this aspect of British ecomomic history.

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        The Magazine of Natural History and Journal of Zoology, Botany, Mineralogy, Geology, and Meteorology. 9 vols. (entire first run). [Containing the seminal papers by Blyth: [VARIETIES OF ANIMALS]. An Attempt to Classify the "Varieties" of Animals, With Observations on the Marked Seasonal and Other Changes Which Naturally Take Place in Various British Species and Which Do Not Constitute Varieties + Observations on the Various Seasonal and Other External Changes Which Regularly Take Place in Birds, More Particularly in Those Which Occur in Britain; With Remarks on Their Great Importance in Indicating the True Affinities of Species; Und Upon the Natural System of Arrangement. + Further Remarks on the Affinities of the Feathered Race; and Upon the Nature of Specific Distinctions. (vols. VIII + IX)].

      London, Longman et al, 1829-36 [Blyth-papers: 1835 + 1836]. 8vo. All 9 volumes in the original brown half cloth bindings. All uncut and with the original printed paper title-labels to spines (including the prices). Volume 1 somewhat work, especially at capitals, and front board detached. All in all an excellent set in completely original, unrestored condition. [Blyth-papers: vol. VIII: pp. 40-53 + vol. IX: pp. 393-409 + pp. 505-514].. Scarce run of the nine volumes that make up the entire first run of the great 19th century natural history magazine, which went on to merge into Annals of Natural History, later Annals and Magazine of Natural History. There are numerous highly important entries and papers in this first run of the magazine, but most noteworthy is probably the first printing of Blyth's seminal first article (consisting in three parts) on the origination of species, predating Darwin's "Origin of Species" by more than 20 years. The work is not only considered an important prelude to Darwin's theory of natural selection, many scholars now think that Blyth's paper was in fact a main inspirational source for Darwin and claim that he deliberately took his main ideas from this, plagiarizing Blyth and not acknowledging the original source. "The leading tenets of Darwin's work ... the struggle for existence, variation, natural selection and sexual selection ... are all fully expressed in Blyth's paper of 1835". (Loren Eiseley, 1959). "Although he was one of the very early converts to Darwin's theory of natural selection, Blyth had long entertained ideas of his own on the species question. In 1835 he published the first of two excellent articles [i.e. the present three parts] that discuss variation, the struggle for existence, sexual selection, and natural selection in terms that have a Darwinian sound. (H. Lewis McKinney, in D.S.B., p. 205). From about 20 years after the printing of the "Origin of Species" and up until the 1950'ies, the name of Edward Blyth and his groundbreaking work has been almost completely neglected in the history of biology and especially in Darwin biography and scholarship. Blyth was a chemist in South London. He was a year younger than Darwin, but unlike him, Edward Blyth had not been born into wealth. His father died when he was ten, leaving his widowed mother to raise four children. She managed to send her eldest son, Edward, to school where he excelled in chemistry and natural history, spending his every spare moment at the British Museum. Blyth spoke often at scientific meetings in London in the same circles that Darwin frequented, expounding theories quite similar to Darwin's own later writings. His most important work consists in two articles, each in three parts, on the subject of natural selection, in The British Magazine of Natural History (the first and most important being the present 3-part article published here 1835-36, the second was published the year after, in the same magazine). It is evident that Darwin received copies of this magazine while in Peru in 1835, during his voyage on the Beagle."Blyth's perceptive observations on variation in nature bear an interesting resemblance to Darwin's ideas, and, in fact, Darwin's copies of Blyth's articles in "The Magazine of Natural History" are heavily marked. While Blyth was in India, they corresponded frequently, and Blyth's lengthy letters were filled with detailed information, comments, and recommendations. One interesting example occurred in 1855 when he suggested that Darwin read his two papers of 1835 and 1837. Although these articles were obviously germane to Darwin's work, and despite the fact that he had already read, marked, and taken notes on them, he apparently never cited them in print, which is one reason Darwin has been accused of plagiarizing the idea of natural selection from Blyth. While the evidence indicates that Blyth probably did influence Darwin far more than most scholars have previously recognized, no one has established precisely when Darwin first read Blyth's works and what he found of interest there... [h]e was keenly aware of the issues in question and warmly recommended Wallace's first evolutionary paper, "On the Law Which Has Regulated the Introduction of New Species" (Sept. 1855), to Darwin; this was perhaps Darwin's first clear warning of Wallace's work on evolution. Blyth's influence on Darwin, however, does not affect the epochal importance of "On the Origin of Species"." (H. Lewis McKinney, in D.S.B., p. 206). The first suggestion that Blyth had priority in the development of the theory of natural selection was made by the British naturalist H. D. Geldart, in 1880, twenty years after the publication of the "Origin of Species". "Quoting extensively from Blyth's 1835 paper on "Varieties of Animals" [the present paper], Geldart found it remarkable because Blyth, although lacking the advantages of expensive travel and residence in favored and tropical climates, nevertheless anticipated Darwin and Alfred Russel Wallace. [...] The relation between Darwin and Blyth was again ignored until Loren Eiseley reopened the discussion in 1959, a full century after the "Origin" was published. According to Eiseley, the absence of Blyth's name from Darwin's early work indicates that he was consciously or unconsciously concealing his knowledge of Blyth. "The two extensive and interesting papers in which Blyth treated of subjects directly pertaining to Darwin's greatest intellectual effort remain, as I have said, unnoted.'' This omission is very damaging to Darwin, Eiseley claims, because Darwin mentioned Blyth very favorably in the "Origin" and thereafter. Thus, in the "Origin" Darwin spoke of Blyth as one "whose opinion, from his large and varied stores of knowledge, I should value more than that of almost anyone." (JOEL S. SCHWARTZ, Charles Darwin's Debt to Malthus and Edward Blyth)."Loren Eisely has shown in Darwin and the Mysterious Mr. X. that not only was it obvious that Darwin had been quite familiar with Blyth's writings but that Darwin was to use many of Blyth's ideas years later on when writing his "Origin", yet he had given Blyth little or no acknowledgment. Eisely makes mention of the fact that all of Darwin's major ideas - the struggle for survival, variation, and natural selection - were fully expressed in Blyth's first paper of 1835, yet Darwin was strangely reluctant to give Blyth any credit at all for this." (THE DARWIN PAPERS VOLUME 1 NUMBER II: EDWARD BLYTH AND NATURAL SELECTION. 1996, Editor and Publisher James M. Foard).No matter the take on Blyth's direct influence on Darwin and the question of how much Darwin took from him, there is no doubt that Blyth as early as 1835, 25 years before Darwin's "Origin of Species", in the present paper, recognized the principle of natural selection and its application to artificial selection or breeding and showed an understanding of heredity and sexual selection."It is a general law of nature for all creatures to propagate the like of themselves: and this extends even to the most trivial minutiae, to the slightest individual peculiarities; and thus, among ourselves, we see a family likeness transmitted from generation to generation. When two animals are matched together, each remarkable for a certain given peculiarity, no matter how trivial, there is also a decided tendency in nature for that peculiarity to increase; and if the produce of these animals be set apart, and only those in which the same peculiarity is most apparent, be selected to breed from, the next generation will possess it in a still more remarkable degree: and so on, till at length the variety I designate a breed, is formed, which may be very unlike the original type.The examples of this class of varieties must be too obvious to need specification: many of the varieties of cattle, and, in all probability, the greater number of those of domestic pigeons, have been generally brought about in this manner. It is worthy of remark, however, that the original and typical form of an animal is in great measure kept up by the same identical means by which a true "breed" is produced. The original form of a species is unquestionably better adapted to its natural habits than any modification of that form; and, as the sexual passions excite to rivalry and conflict, and the stronger must always prevail over the weaker, the latter in a state of nature, is allowed but few opportunities of continuing its race. In a large herd of cattle, the strongest bull drives from him all the younger and weaker individuals of his own sex, and remains sole master of the herd; so that all the young which are produced must have had their origin from one which possessed the maximum of power and physical strength; and which, consequently, in the struggle for existence, was the best able to maintain his ground, and defend himself from every enemy. In like manner, among animals which procure their food by means of their agility, strength, or delicacy of sense, the one best organised must always obtain the greatest quantity, and must, therefore, become physically the strongest, and be thus enabled by routing its opponents, to transmit its superior qualities to a greater number of offspring." (Blyth in the present paper, part 1, pp. 45-46)

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        Codex diplomaticus Hungariae ecclesiasticus ac civilis.

      Buda, typis Typogr. Regiae Universitatis Ungaricae, 1829. - LVI, 250 SS. Dekorativer marmorierter Halblederband der Zeit mit goldgepr. Rückenschildchen und hübscher Rückenvergoldung. Dreiseitiger Farbschnitt. Lesebändchen. 8vo. (Beigebunden:) Bélik, József, ungar. Theologe (1757-1847). Brief mit eigenh. U. O. O., 9. VII. 1828. 1 S. 4to. Gefaltet. Erste Ausgabe des ersten Bandes von Fejérs Hauptwerk. Das Werk erschien 1829-44 und enthält "in 40 Bänden, die Register ungerechnet, den Schatz seiner lebenslänglichen Forschungen" (Wurzbach). Der ungarische Theologe, Historiker und Universitätsbibliothekar G. Fejér (1766-1851), der "Nestor der ungarischen Gelehrten" (ebd.), widmete "den größten Theil seines Lebens [.] den mühsamsten Forschungen, deren Gegenstand stets die Geschichte des ungarischen Volkes war". - Zu Beginn des Bandes eingebunden ist ein Brief mit eigenh. Unterschrift des Zipser Bischofs Jozef Bélik (1757-1847) an die Gemeindevorstände, in denen er das Erscheinen des Werkes ankündigt und zur Subskription einlädt. Bélik setzte sich für die Verbreitung der slowakischen Sprache und Kultur in Ungarn ein (vgl. Rieger I, 588 und Szinnyei I, 796). - Aus der Bibliothek des ungar. Abtes und Historikers József Hradszky (1827-1904) mit seinem gestempelten Exlibris (dat. 1893) sowie weiteren Exlibris (älterer Unterschriftsstempel eines weiteren Hradszky sowie Besitzvermerk "J. Rusch 1960". Vorderer Innendeckel mit Exlibris "J. Ruš". Die Ecken etwas bestoßen, sonst sauber und ungebräunt. Schönes, getrüffeltes Provenienzexemplar aus der berühmten Bibliothek des Erzherzogs Anton Viktor (1779-1835) mit dessen goldgeprägtem Monogramm am Rücken. Wurzbach IV, 161. [Attributes: First Edition]

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        Histoire de Pologne avant et sous le roi Jean Sobieski. / Par N.A. de Salvandy - [Complete in 3 volumes]

      Paris : A. Sautelet 1829 - Physical description 3 v. ; 22cm. Subjects; John III Sobieski, King of Poland, 1629-1696. Poland - History - Elective monarchy, 1572-1763. Language; French. Finely bound all in modern aniline calf over marble boards. Raised bands with the title blocked direct in gilt. Spine compartments uniformly cross-ruled in gilt. An exceptional set - scans and additional bibliographic detail on request. 2 Kg. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Pasmosa vida, heróicas virtudes y singulares milagros del Abraham de la Ley de Gracia, patriarca y fundador de la Sagrada Religión Hospitalaria, el glorioso San Juan de Dios. La mandó sacar a luz en segunda edición.Fray Gonzalo Jiménez, General de dicha Sagrada Religión en estos Reinos de España, Indias y Portugal.

      Madrid, en la Oficina de Doña María Martinez Dávila, 1829. - 4to.; XX-352 pp. y 35 láminas aparte con escenas de la vida de San Juan de Dios, grabadas en cobre sobre originales de Palomino, Juan de Noort, Ricarte, Villafranca y otros. Ejemplar con ligeros taladros de polilla en las últimas siete hojas, afectando ligerísimamente al texto en el márgen interior, sin impedir la lectura. Encuadernación de la época, en pergamino.

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        VATICANO descritto ed illustrato ... 8 volumes

      1829. PISTOLESI, Erasmo. IL VATICANO descritto ed illustrato ... con disegni a contorni diretti dal pittore Camillo Guerra. Volume I[-VIII]. Roma: Tipografia della Societa editrice, 1829. Except for Volume 8: ... Con disegni a contorni diretti dal pittore Tomasso de Vivo. Roma: Calcografia del nuovo Acquirente, 1838. Eight volumes: [4],304;[3],4-294,[2];[2],5- 280,[2];[2],5-279;[2],5-229,[3];[2],5-82,8 7-188,[2];[2],5-128,[2];[2],5- 170,[2] pp. Illustrated with 848 (of 850) line engravings, including 52 double/folding plates, that show the buildings, including some plans and architectural details, galleries and their decorations, including paintings and sculptures, that comprise the Vatican complex and its collections. Elephant folios: 17 1/2 by 11 1/2 inches (44.5 x 29 cm). This set is offered as is: Volume 4 is missing two plates, nos. 24 and 110, and one folding plate, no. 2, is torn in half at the center (without loss). Plates are sometimes bound out of sequence in all volumes. Volume 6 is missing four pages of text, pages 83-86, and a couple of text pages are misbound in volume 1. All volumes exhibit foxing that waxes and wanes throughout each, meaning that text leaves and plates are alternately clean or show light to moderate, or even heavy, foxing. Originally bound in half morocco with marbled boards, all bookblocks are out of their bindings, which are present. However, some backstrips show loss of leather and/or are split along one joint. Ex library, with only bookplates at pastedowns and markings on title-pages. The set is offered with all faults.

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        The French cook, a system of fashionable and economical cookery, adapted to the use of English families ... tenth edition, corrected and enlarged, with an appendix of observations on the meals of the day

      London: John Ebers & Co., 1829. 12mo (19.5 cm, 7.7"). Frontis., lxxii, 485, [3] pp.; illus. Formal French cuisine laid out for an English audience by the celebrated Monsieur Ude, who cooked for Louis XVI, the Earl of Sefton, and the Duke of York. This classic cookbook, groundbreaking in its day, was first published in 1813 and is here in its tenth edition, with a frontispiece portrait of the author engraved by A. Deane after a Maclise drawing, and nine pages depicting bills of fare as they should be arranged at table. The work is peppered liberally with French terms (of which a vocabulary is provided) and with elaborate techniques that seem likely to have been in use in the most elegant kitchens (but not necessarily beyond the reach of less elite aspirants). => Byron swiped the names of many of Ude's dishes for use in canto 15, stanzas 62–74 of "Don Juan," and indeed two of Ude's suggested course progressions for stanza 63 (see p. 426). Bitting 471; Cagle 1037 (for first ed.); Hazlitt 167; Oxford 142. 20th-century half scarlet morocco and marbled paper–covered sides, spine with gilt-stamped title and raised bands ruled in black and gilt; spine slightly sunned and minor shelf wear (only) to edges and corners. Top edge gilt. Frontispiece and first two leaves with old waterstaining to lower inner margins, and frontispiece browned; pages otherwise only very faintly age-toned, with scattered light spotting. => A solid, generally clean, and definitely attractive copy.

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        View of Saint John's Harbour, Antigua.

      London, 1829. Printed colour heightened with hand colouring. Aquatint from 'Views in the West Indies.' Fine with full margins. 17 x 12" One of the most desirable views from one of the rarest plate books on the West Indies.

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        The Kangaroos in the Collection of Earl Darnley, Cobham Park

      London,: Thomas Kelly, 1 May, 1829.. Engraving, 175 x 265 mm., trimmed inside the plate-mark on three sides, but the image complete including caption and imprint; a few marks, very good. Interesting early depiction of kangaroos brought to England and given to the private collection of the Earl of Darnley: although the plate was made in 1829, the actual animals were some of those brought back alive from Australia by William Bligh when he returned to England on the Hindostan after being ousted from the governorship in 1810.The animals were given to John Bligh, 4th Earl of Darnley (1767-1831), a British peer and cricketer; his family house Cobham Hall near Gravesend in Kent is one of the grandest houses in the county. William Bligh and the Earl were certainly known to each other: an 1805 letter from William Bligh written just before he left for New South Wales in 1805 is in the Mitchell Library (perhaps there was a Bligh family connection between the two?).The plate is taken from Robert Huish's The Wonders of the Animal Kingdom (1830), where it is noted that the kangaroos 'appeared for some time to endure the climate of Cobham Hall with every expectation of their being eventually naturalized; from some cause, however, not yet ascertained, they died a few months after their portrait was taken...'. Huish's note concludes with the comment that nonetheless 'some very fine specimens of them are still to be seen in the collection of his Majesty, at Windsor, and in some of the itinerant menageries.'.

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        La journée d'une jeune demoiselle ou recueil de 165 articles les plus propres à lui apprendre les meilleurs princes d'education. Dedié a Madame la Comtesse Félicité Galleani d'Agliano?

      Milan: de l'Imprimerie de Jacques Pirola, 1829 First edition of a rare ladies courtesy book and educational guide, detailing a program for the academic, social and religious education of young women. The author takes the young lady through 165 precepts from waking, mass and communion, and evening prayers to classes in language and arithmetic, behavior at meals and during visits, and the role of music, dancing, and recreation. Original yellow stiff boards, title in manuscript on spine. Twelvemo. Avant-Propos printed in Civilité type. Bookplate of the Biblioteca Caproni, Vizzola. Light circular stains on front cover, minor soiling. A very good copy. OCLC notes only one copy of the third edition (1837) at the Bibliothèque Nationale

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      Mexico: Impr. del ciudadano Alejandro Valdés, 1829-1830.. Three volumes. [6],xx,277,xxxi,279-350,[7]; [6],397,xlvi,[9]; [4],339[4]pp. Lacks folding plate in first volume. Small quarto. Later brown half morocco and marbled boards, spines gilt. Rubbed at extremities; boards lightly scuffed. Bookplate on front pastedowns. Bright and clean internally. Very good. Father Sahagún's life as a teacher of boys from high-ranking Nahautl families and as a student of their language and history is well known, and long has been. But the original 16th-century manuscript of his history of pre- Conquest Mexico in Nahuatl lay unpublished in the Laurentian library in Florence, Italy, until the 20th century; and his own translation of it suffered a similar fate until the great 19th-century historian Carlos María de Bustamante found that manuscript in the library of the monastery of San Francisco de Tolosa de Navana, and published this edition. Father Sahagún's native students and their families clearly "opened up," as we would now say, to him and his project of recording the facts and lore of their clearly then- vanishing culture in their own language; and his text brims with firsthand information gleaned from them on astronomy, astrology, myths, social structure, language, history, gemology, warfare, and literature, to single out a few fields of study. Bustamante added explanatory notes and amplifying texts from collateral sources such as Alvaro de Tezozomoc, Sigüenza y Góngora, and his own writings. PALAU 284994. FIELD 1438. SABIN 74950. H. DE LEÓN-PORTILLA, TEPUZTLAHCUILOLLI 2455.

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        Amir Khan, and Other Poems: the Remains of Lucretia Maria Davidson, Who Died At Plattsburgh, N. Y August 27, 1825, Aged 16 Years and 11 Months

      New York, G. & C. & H. Carvill, 1829. 1st Edition. Description: p. Cm. Finely bound in modern aniline calf over marble boards. Raised bands with gilt cross-bands and titling. An exceptional example - scans and additional bibliographic detail on request.

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        The History of Greece. (8 Vols complete)

      London: T Cadell, 1829 A New Edition with numerous additions and corrections. To which is prefixed a brief memoir of the author, by his brother, Lord Redesdale. All volumes uniformly bound in full light tan calf, gilt tooling at edges, occasional mark. Spines have all been professionally relaid, titles in gilt to leather labels, gilt tooling. Internally, tooling to board edges, ink name to Vol 1 title page only. All text block edges marbled, hinges strengthened. A lovely set clean and very tight. Vol 1, half title present, [5], (vi-xlvii), [1], [1], 2-511 pp, [1], printed by Thomas Davison, Whitefriars, London. Vol 2, [3], (iv-viii), [1], 2-522 pp, [2], remains of label? to eps. Vol 3, [3], (iv-viii), [1], 2-494 pp, [2]. Vol 4, (vii), [1], [1], 2-456 pp. Vol 5, half title present, [5], (vi-xi), [1], [1], 2-482 pp. Vol 6, half title present, [5], (iv-ix), [1], [1], 2-477 pp, [1]. Vol 7, [5], (iv-ix), [1], [1], 2-554 pp, [2]. Vol 8, [3], (iv-vii), [1], [1], 2-587 pp, [1]. (Allibone 1333. Lowndes 1580). Mitford, historian of ancient Greece. See ODNB.

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        Divine Songs of the Muggletonians, in Grateful Praise to the Only True God, the Lord Jesus Christ

      Printed by R. Brown, 1829. First. Hardcover Hardcover. Very Good. All original! Hardcover. The gray paper boards, uncut page edges, folded frontispiece. The Muggletonians were a Protestant Christian movement which began in 1651. Corners bumped, some cuts to the paper. Amazing shape. Very good overall. Printed by subscription. Printed by R. Brown, 1829

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        The History of the Reigns of Edward The Sixth, Mary and Elizabeth Vols. III and VI (Turner's History of England Vol. 2 & Vol. 3)

      Longman, Rees, Orme, Brown and Green, Paternoster-Row, London. Hardcover. 1829. Second Editions. Vols. III and VI . Publisher: Longman, Rees, Orme, Brown and Green, Paternoster-Row, London., 612 pages, 600 pages. (2-Cloth Backed Paper Boards Hardcovers with Gold gilded Lettering spines) Acceptable Condition. no dust jackets, Vol. III has detached-but present back cover, Vol. VI has detached-but present front cover and top 5 inches of spine cover missing, edge/cover wear, foxing to pages throughout book. Text is otherwise Unmarked! Bindings are good, however, hinges cracked and fragile. Next day Shipping with tracking! The History of the Reigns of Edward The Sixth, Mary and Elizabeth Vols. III and VI (Turner's History of England Vol. 2 & Vol. 3) by Sharon Turner Biblio . Fair. 1829. 1829, Second Edition.

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        A View of the Tunnel under the Thames, as it will appear when completed...

      [London: S.F. Gouyn], 1829. . Folding peep show, being 7 engraved hand coloured panels held together by folding paper to the top and bottom edges, two further small hand coloured engravings to the inside of the edge sheets, coming into view when folded flat, top and bottom panel mounted on card, old repairs to the first two folds. Single oval peep hole to the top panel with the middle 5 panels showing the two arches of the tunnel. Original paper slipcase with a hand coloured engraved label, retailer's label "W. & A. Essex, Bazaar, Soho Square" to the reverse. Some light wear to the edges of the case otherwise an excellent example. The Triumphant Bore 146.

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        Sixty Five Plates of Shipping and Craft

      Privately Printed, 1829. Brown embossed boards, minor edgewear, restored spine, brown cloth with gilt title, replaced fep, rep. Dated on title page 1829, but 1831 edition with additional plates. Some minor foxing or smudges to a few margins. All plates are very good. Shipping and Craft Additional Plates listed on last page. Excellent resource by master of Marine art, Edward Willam Cooke 1811- 1880 Very Rare, OCLC lists 39 copies held worldwide.. Hardcover. Very Good. Illus. by Drawn and Etched By E. W. Cooke. 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall. Maritime.

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        Unterricht über die Pferde-Hufbeschlag-Kunst und die Behandlung der kranken und fehlerhafften Hüfe, nebst einere Abhandlung über die Castration der Pferde.

      Stuttgart & Tübingen, J. B. Cotta'sche Buchhandlung, 1829. - 8vo. (4), V-XVII, (1), 270 pp. With 25 lithogr. plates, numbered 1-22 and I-III, of which 5 folding. Original green boards, with orange gilt title label on spine, red edges. Second, enlarged and corrected edition of a specialist treatise on horse hoofs & horsehoes and at the end on the castration of the horse, by Siegmund von Hoerdt, veterinarian and professor at the school of veterinary medicine. The first edition was published by H. Mäntler at Stuttgart in 1827. - Good copy, showing some foxing. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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      [Chihuahua]: Imprenta del supremo gobierno del estado á cargo de José Sabino Cano, 1829.. [2],32,[8]pp. plus one folding letterpress table. Small folio. Stitched as issued. Minor soiling. Near fine. A rare, early, and interesting report that reviews all the different issues surrounding the administration of this northern Mexican state. Among topics covered are police forces (inadequate), education, Native American raids, hospitals, education, health and vaccination, mining, an expedition to establish boundaries, etc. Given the shortcomings pointed out, it is obvious that Chihuahua does not have enough money to cover all its needs, as might be expected from a this relatively poor region. Printing was established in Chihuahua in 1824, and a discussion herein of printing notes that the press is due to receive a major upgrade of equipment. Interestingly, this handsome imprint makes clear that the press office is well-equipped and the operators are not amateurs. No other copies located.

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        Anabasis Kurou Xenofontos, Or, the Expedition of Cyrus Into Persia, and the Retreat of the Ten Thousand Greeks / by Xenophon; Translated Into English, from the Editions of Hutchinson and Zeune, with Copious Critical and Historical Illustrations

      London : Longman, Hurst, Rees, Orme, Brown, And Green, 1829. 1st Edition in this form. Physical desc. : xi, 549p. , [1] folding map ; 23cm. Subject: Greece - History - Expedition of Cyrus, 401 B. C. Cyrus, the Younger, d. 401 B. C. Iran - History - To 640. Parallel text in Greek and English. Language: English ; Greek, Ancient (to 1453) . Previous owner inscription. Finely bound in modern aniline calf over marble boards. Raised bands with a dark morocco gilt-blocked label. Spine compartments uniformly tooled in gilt. An exceptional copy - scans and additional bibliographic detail on request.

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        Åskådlig framställning af staternas geografiska historia från 2000 år före Chr. föd. intill närvarande tid tecknad efter de förnämsta historiska hjelpredor af C. F. Viereck lärare vid Elementarskolan i Gefle.

      Stockholm. Stentryck af C. Müller. [ Ca.1829] 2 sheets, each measuring ca. 56 x 44 cm (Assembled ca. 56 x 88cm.). Lithographed and handcolored. A couple of small tears to the margins. A few minor stains. The sheets have been folded once. Fine condition.. This is a scaled down version of Historisk Werldskarta in 8 sheets, also by Viereck. The information is the same but on 2 sheets instead of 8. This work was meant to be assembled and used in schools as an educational tool to world history. The sheets shows bar charts in different colors. The history information is divided in to the different continents. Empires, cultures, events, wars, important persons are marked in individual colors accompanied by short text lines. Carl Fredrik Viereck a teacher - later to become Head Master - at "Elementarskolan" in the swedish provincial town of Gävle. He wrote several text books on the french and german languages. The present work is very little known and probably one of his first. It was printed by the famous Carl Müller who brought lithography to Sweden in 1818. Rare

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        Turkey,: Being a description of the manners, customs, dresses and other peculiarities characteristic of the inhabitants of the Turkish empire; to which is prefixed a sketch of the history of the Turks

      Philadelphia: H. Cowperthwait, 1829. Hardcover. Good. 3 Volumes. Philadelphia: H. Cowperthwait, 1829. First U.S. Edition. Slim 8vo, contemporary calf and black boards, gilt spine lettering and ornaments, texts with 23 (of 24) engraved plates with original hand-coloring. Bindings worn but still intact, some hinges cracked, several free endpapers and/or blanks lacking with texts still complete, several signatures sprung in set, texts fairly good, browning with light to moderate foxing, several leaves with partial tears, owner's ink signature at upper margin corner of title pages and in margin of at least one page in each volume, plates in fair to good condition with coloring visible but partly faded, many plates with aging and some foxing, several detached. S&S 38080.

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        Present State of Van Diemen's Land; comprising an account of its agricultural capabilities with observations on the present state of farming, &c, &c. pursued in that colony: and other important matters connected with emigration.

      S. Robinson (and others), London 1829 - Dedicated, by permission, to the Right Honourable Lord Althorp. First edition. xviii, 200pp, folding map of Van Diemen's Land. Contemporary half morocco and marbled paper sides, gilt spine title, edges sprinkled red; rebacked sympathetically retaining the original endpapers, the hinges neatly reinforced. The map and title page quite foxed, otherwise very clean. The title page has had a piece torn from its head edge (10x80mm, well away from the title) neatly restored. A good to very good copy. ***Ferguson 1310. One of the earliest emigrant guides for the colony. Widowson had been an agent for the Van Diemen's Agricultural Establishment at Cressy. The VDL Company's Third Annual Report (with an account of Hellyer's explorations) appears herewith as Appendix I (pp193-8), Appendix II concerns the new settlement at the Swan River. *** Please use [Ask Bookseller a Question] option below to confirm availability and get accurate postage quote for this item (the amount quoted is for an 'average' hard-cover book of up to 1kg in weight). [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Het nut der zwemkunst onderzocht en bewezen; benevens eenige opmerkingen en onderrigtingen in dezelve.

      Asd., H. Martin, 1829. - (VIII)+136 pp. With 4 lithogr. plts. Hardcover. Later cloth-backed boards with or. covers laid down. VG/--. (Bookplate on first blank). * Copy signed by the author. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Foreign Tales and Traditions chiefly selected from The Fugitive Literature of Germany

      Glasgow - Blackie, Fullarton, & Co, 1829 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. First edition. A scarce collection of largely German folktales in a fine binding, this copy from the library at Newton Hall. Bound in half leather and marbled paper-covered boards, with gilt lettering and decoration. Bound by Graham of Alnwick, with his bookbinder's label to the front pastedowns. Complete in Two Volumes. Not widely held institutionally. First Edition. With two plates. This work is a collection of European folk tales, chiefly German, including Rumpelstilzchen, the Rat-Catcher of Hamelyn, better known to us as the Pied Piper, and the Legend of Tom Thumb, amongst many others. Little is known about the author, George Godfrey Cunningham. With the armorial bookplate of S. E. Widdrington to the front pastedowns. Samuel Edward Widdrington (formerly Cook), 1787 - 1856, was an English writer on Spain. Having served in the Royal Navy he lived for some years in Spain. He served as High Sheriff of Northumberland in 1854. He was a fellow of the Royal Society, and the Royal Geographical Society. Cook inherited the Newton Hall estate, and took the family name Widdrington. Condition: The bindings are tight and firm. There is slight wear to the extremities, including slight rubbing. Internally the pages are bright with light foxing. Overall the condition is very good indeed..

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        Kjærlighed paa Nicolai Taarn eller Hvad siger Parterret. Heroisk Vaudeville i 1 Act.

      Orig. udgave. Kbhvn. 1829. 55 s. Lettere brunplettet, ubeskåret eksemplar indbundet med det orig. foromslag i smukt nyt privat halvlæder med guldtryk på ryggen.. BFN 28

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        Corina; ó La Italia

      "Corina; ó La Italia," por Madama de Stael Holstein. Neuva Traduccion; Enteramente Conforme a la Ultima Edicion Francesa. Paris: Libreria Americana, 1829-1930. Tomo primero: PP: 297, [1], (frontis); Tomo segundo: PP:286, (LACKS pp 5-6, Frontis. leaf, 1-2; Tomo tercero:282, [1], (frontis); Tomo cuarto, PP: 330, [1] (frontis). (11x7cm). Marbled calf, gilt lettered, decorated backstrip, ruled covers, marbled endpapers, good to very good set.

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        Fox Hounds running in covert

      London: Mr. Davis and Moon, Boys & Graves, 1 December 1829. Mezzotint, by W. Giller, marked 'Proof' in lower right corner. 11 5/8 x 15 3/4 inches. 13 3/4 x 16 3/4 inches. Open letter proof after Davis, animal painter to King George IV and Queen Victoria. A very fine image of the hounds, on scent, crashing through the scrubby undergrowth of a small wood, whilst the huntsman and other members of the hunt look on from a distance, trying to judge where the trail will lead the hounds. "Richard Barrett Davis was the son of Richard Davis, huntsman to George III's private harriers. Initially self-taught, his ability came to the notice of the King who arranged for him to be given proper training... He exhibited paintings at the Royal Academy for over fifty years, his first exhibit being in 1802. In 1831 he was appointed animal painter to George IV and later Queen Victoria." (Charles Lane British Racing Prints p.98). Siltzer p.107.

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      Edinburgh, London: Cadell and Company, Simpkin and Marshall, 1829. Three volumes uniformly-bound. Marbled endpapers.Panelled spines. Black leather labels. Gilt panel designs. Spines show some chipping, spine extremities frayed. Old library paper spot-label top of Volume 1 with number in old ink. Hand-colored fold-out map as frontispiece to Volume 1. It has been tape-repaired on the reverse, closed 2" tear at bottom of one fold. (See photo). Volume 3 has a full-page map of the Mississippi River on p.359 and a large fold-out chart showing state populations, numbers of whites and blacks, revenues and expenses. These three book are FROM THE LIBRARY OF SAMUEL LANGHORNE CLEMENS/MARK TWAIN. Each book has a book-plate on the front pastedown signed in ink by Albert Bigelow Paine, Twain's literary executor'stating that the books were sold at auction in February, 1911, by the Anderson Auction Company of New York. Of significant interest is the pencil notation on page 133 of the first volume which discusses the city of Syracuse, New York. The notation says "great city". We have compared the notation with a number of Twain's hand-written notes and letters. It matches his writing idiosycrasies perfectly. There are further marginal pencil paragraph highlighters, mainly in Volume 3. They reference specific information on the Mississippi River, steamboat navigation, how to build a raft, among others. We can make a point here that Mr. Clemens used this information, as well as his vast knowledge of the subjects, in his writings of Tom Sawyer and Huck Finn and the Mississippi River. Granted, this is speculation but very plausible!! Quite an interesting association piece suitable for any bibliophile detective. 421,432, 436pp. See Howes H47, Clark Old South 3:48. . First Edition. 1/2 Brown Calf, Marbled Boards. Moderate General Wear/No Jacket. Octavo.

      [Bookseller: Glenn Books]
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        Travels in North America, In The Years 1827 and 1828

      First Edition by Cadell and Co. and Simpkine and Marshall, Edinburgh: 1829. 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)

      [Bookseller: Town's End Books]
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        Travels in North America

      Edinburgh, 1829. 1st. Hard Cover. Good. 12mo. pp. 2 p.l., ii, iv, 421pp.; 2 p.l., ii, 432pp.; vii, 436pp.. Half Leather. Chipping to heads and heels of spines. Some rubbing to leather. Includes colour map and tables, no half titles.& Chapters VI to XIV (pp. 177-421) in Volume I contain an account of Upper and Lower Canada, describing military defences, the canal system, immigration and the progress of settlement, and the mutual advantages of Great Britain and British North America. , Hall toured the major cities of the eastern and southern states, and his narrative includes comments on education, politics and government, the judicial system, slavery, and manufactures. & Lande 404. TPL 1490

      [Bookseller: Lord Durham Rare Books Inc. (IOBA)]
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        Map of the County of Cornwall from an Actual Survey

      London, 1829. Map. Copper engraving, 63 x 73 cms, original hand-colour with black and white vignette of St Michael’s Mount, blank verso. The Greenwood brothers were land-surveyors from Yorkshire who compiled one of the last independent large-scale county atlases, in the face of growing competition from the Ordnance Survey. The maps are both decorative and detailed but, as Worms reveals in ‘British Map Engravers’ the project was not a financial success: in 1834 Christopher was imprisoned for debt and the engraved plates soon passed to other hands.

      [Bookseller: Tim Bryars Ltd]
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