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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..

      [Bookseller: Rooke Books]
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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

      [Bookseller: Peter Grosells Antikvariat]
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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.

      [Bookseller: Bauer Rare Books]
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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.

      [Bookseller: Donald Heald Rare Books]
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        TRAVELS IN NORTH AMERICA, OR THE YEARS 1827 AND 1828

      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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        Map of the County of Devon from an Actual Survey

      London, 1829. Map. Copper engraving, 64 x 73 cms, original hand-colour with black and white vignette of Exeter Cathedral, 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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        Autograph letter signed ("Fanny Mendelssohn Bartholdy").

      [Berlin, 11 April 1829]. - Folio. ½ p. Integral address leaf. To the publisher Adolph Martin Schlesinger, sending, on behalf of her brother Felix (who has departed the previous day on his first trip to London), a set of galley proofs, and asking to see a proof of the title page "before the little work appears": "Im Namen meines Bruders, der gestern abgereist ist, und sich Ihnen bestens empfehlen läßt, übersende ich Ihnen die Korrektur, und ersuche recht sehr, mir eine vom Titel zukommen zu laßen, ehe das Werkchen erscheint. Diese Titel-Korrektur werde ich Ihnen dann sogleich wiederschicken, da ich sie nur anzusehen brauche" ("I will then return this title proof to you straightaway, as I only need to glance at it"). - Seal tear, slight soiling. [Attributes: Soft Cover]

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat INLIBRIS Gilhofer Nfg. GmbH]
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        NARRATIVE AND SUCCESSFUL RESULT OF A VOYAGE IN THE SOUTH SEAS PERFORMED BY ORDER OF THE GOVERNMENT OF BRITISH INDIA TO ASCERTAIN THE ACTUAL FATE OF LA PEROUSE'S EXPEDITION, INTERSPERSED WITH ACCOUNTS OF THE RELIGION, MANNERS, CUSTOMS, AND CANNIBAL PRACTICES OF THE SOUTH SEA ISLANDERS

      London: Hurst, Chance, & Co., 1829. First Edition. 3/4 leather. Inked out library stamps on the title pages, final text pages, and verso of plates. General, even browning to text. The hand-colored plate of the natives with tears neatly repaired on the verso; the folding map with splits but no loss. A Very Good copy of a scarce title. Two octavo (5-1/4" x 8-1/2") volumes bound in modern 3/4 navy blue morocco. Complete with two folding frontispieces (one hand-colored), a folding map, and one plate. A scarce account of this journey to the Solomon Islands via Tasmania, New Zealand, and Tonga that successfully solved the mystery of the loss of La Perouse and his Expedition forty years previous.

      [Bookseller: Charles Agvent]
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        Sammlung größtentheils neuer Erfahrungen und Belehrungen in der Tischlerkunst, Lackirkunst, Vergoldung, im Anstreichen und Poliren, in der Bereitung der Beitzen, Firnisse, Oelfarben u.s.w.: nebst einem Anhange enthaltend: Beschreibung und Abbildung einer neu erfundenen Mange oder Wäschrolle, mit einer Abbildung.

      Joseph Lindauer, München 1829. - 19,9 x 12,5 cm. 2 Titelblätter, 180, VI Seiten und 8 teils gefaltete Kupfertafeln. Beide dem Buch vorgebundenen Titelblätter (Praktisches Handbuch für Künstler, Lackirliebhaber, Vergolder und Anstreicher aller Oelfarben, dieselben unverändert zu erhalten. Nebst noch vielen nützlichen Arbeiten in diesem Fache. Dritter Theil, bzw. dasselbe: Siebenter Theil) gehören nicht dazu, der richtige Titel dagegen fehlt (hier auf Grund des Inhalts und der Kollation aus dem KVK, Exemplar der Staatlichen Bibliothek Regensburg, erschlossen). Pappband der Zeit, etwas fleckig und berieben, innen durchgehend teils gering, teils stärker gebräunt und stockfleckig, Tafeln teils mit leichten Randschäden. Alter Besitzeintrag auf Vorsatz.

      [Bookseller: Roland Goegler]
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        The Hope of Israel : Presumptive Evidence That the Aborigines of the Western Hemisphere Are Descended from the Ten Missing Tribes of Israel / by Barbara Anne Simon

      London : R. B. Seeley, 1829. 1st Edition. Physical desc. : vi, [2], 328 p ; 22cm. Includes bibliographical references. Subject: Lost tribes of Israel. Indians, North American - Origin. Jews - history. Israel. Finely bound in recent gilt-blocked cloth. An uncommonly good example; tight, bright, clean and sharp-cornered.

      [Bookseller: MW Books Ltd.]
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        Sketches of Naval Life : With Notices of Men, Manners and Scenery on the Shores of the Mediterranean, in a Series of Letters From the Brandywine and Constitution Frigates; Volume 1

      H. Howe, 1829. Hardcover. Very Good. Volume One. 8vo. Quarter bound in contemporary black calf-skin leather. Corners bound. White marbled boards. Tight binding and solid boards. Minor shelf wear. Slight rubbing to cover. Clean, unmarked pages with minimal toning. Frontispiece fold-out map on of the Mediterranean in very good condition with minimal toning. Minor wrinkling to map. Small tear on hinge. Contains letters sent to George Jones from sailors stationed on the Frigates Brandywine and Constitution from August 19, 1825 to May 15, 1827. The composed letters talk about the the description of the Brandywine and Constitution; Sea-faring life in the early U.S. Navy, including ship duties, martial law and the various stations of the naval hierarchy onboard ships in the 19th-century. The USS Brandywine was frigate that returned General Lafayette back to France after his Grand Tour of the United States and is talked about in Letter 5. After a stormy three weeks at sea, the warship arrived off Le Havre, France, early in October; and, following some initial trepidation about the government’s attitude toward Lafayette’s return to a France now ruled by the ultra reactionary King Charles X, Brandywine's honored passenger and her captain disembarked, the former to return home and the latter to tour the country for six months to study shipyards, ship design and other naval matters. The Brandywine left Le Havre that same day to join the United States Mediterranean Squadron. Up to February 1826, The Brandywine was called back and the author decided to join the crew of the USS Constitution. The remaining letters of the book described the populace of Greece's ever-mounting anger towards Turkish rule and American sympathy towards the sovereignty of the Greek people. The author also talks about the surrounding Greek seaside, ruins of temples with details plates and local customs. An book of great value, immersed in historical details from a bygone era of the United States and the world at large. A well preserved volume in very good condition. Please feel free to view our photographs. Ships daily.

      [Bookseller: SequiturBooks]
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        The Knife-Grinder's Budget of Pictures & Poetry, for Boys and Girls

      London: Printed for T. and J. Allman 1829 Original yellow printed wrappers. 3 1/2" x 2 1/4." . Some light soiling, but a fine copy of a fragile book. This charming little item is a book of trades for children, featuring a woman selling apples, a butcher, a lamp-lighter, a bookblack, a boy selling rabbits, a laundress, a brush seller, a knife grinder, etc. etc. It was printed in the Yorkshire town of Otley by William Walker and originally retailed for a penny.

      [Bookseller: Michael R. Thompson, Booksellers, ABAA/I]
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        Samling af 50 smaae Landkort I TrÊsnit til Brug for Skolerne paa Landet

      [Denmark],: S.E. Holm, 1829.. Small quarto, with 50 leaves of wood-engraved maps, handcoloured in outline; a very good copy in contemporary half calf, some wear to boards and extremities, slight worming at top of gutter barely affecting some of the plates, and some inoffensive early manuscript annotations.. A very rare Danish atlas for schools, the first such work published, with a wonderful double-page world map, and another plate depicting Australia and the Pacific.This simple but charming work was published by a Danish school teacher called S¯ren Eliasen Holm, who himself paid for the printing and publishing of the atlas. His main purpose was to give poor village children an idea about geography, and it was much republished in newer, often improved, editions. Not much is known about the enigmatic Holm, although the extraordinary and disturbing fact is recorded that he was banned from the education system in 1814 after he castrated himself to avoid having more children.As would be expected, many of the maps are devoted to Scandinavia and Europe, including 28 of various regions of Denmark and the Danish Islands. The atlas does include several attractive plates of the rest of the world: apart from the Australian map, there are also maps of individual European countries including Great Britain, France, and Turkey, as well as the continent of Africa, and the Americas (this last bound in upside down). Most of the maps are signed by Holm, and dated from 1818 to 1826; the Australian map is dated 1823.The atlas was released in numerous edition between 1819 and at least 1840, with the online catalogues of Det Kongelige Bibliotek recording a series of copies. The work is not, however, well known outside Denmark, with OCLC unable to list any copies of any edition.Bibl. Dan. II, 391.

      [Bookseller: Hordern House Rare Books]
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        Kalisthenie oder Uebungen zur Schönheit und Kraft für Mädchen mit 38 Fig. P. H. Clias. Mit Vorwort von August Albrecht Meckel

      Bern, Jenni 1829. 20 cm. 22, 74, (4) Seiten mit 4 gefalteten lithographierten Tafeln. Festeinband, Pappband der Zeit - DBA 194, 324 (vgl.) - Eichel II, 127 - Das erste Lehrbuch für Mädchenturnen. "Den eigentlichen Anfang für das Mädchenturnen schuf der in der Schweiz und in anderen Ländern wirkende Clias mit seiner Schrift "Kalisthenie" 1829" (Eichel). Clias (1782 - 1854) wirkte bahnbrechend als Turnlehrer in Holland, Deutschland und in der Schweiz. Die Tafeln mit 38 Umrißfiguren zur Gymnastik. Kanten stellenweise berieben, Blattränder stellenweise stockfleckig, Tafeln in den Falzen stellenweise unterlegt -

      [Bookseller: Wenner Antiquariat]
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        Abbildungen aus dem Gesammtgebiete der theoretisch-praktischen Geburtshülfe, nebst beschreibender Erklärung derselben. Nach dem Französischen des Maygrier bearbeitet und mit Anmerkungen versehen

      Bln., Herbig 1829.. gr.-8°. IV, IV, 254 (2) S. Mit 68 (auf 67) lithogr. Taf. HLdr. d. Zt. Mit Rückentit. Tlw. fleckig, Taf.23/24 geklebt. Gebräunt u. stockfl. Rü. restaur. Hirsch-H. V, 262; vgl. Waller 8917

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        IL VATICANO Descrito ed Illustrato DA ERASMO PISTOLESI Con Disegni a contorni diretti dal Pittore CAMILLO GUERRA: (VOLUME I ONLY)

      Roma: Typographia Della Societa Editrice, 1829. Hard Cover. Very Good binding. Oversized. Illustrated; Volume 1. No pencil or ink markings in text. Text written in Italian. One-half vellum and red cloth boards. Edgewear to boards, spine, and corners. Small loss at top of spine. 5 raised bands on spine. Red and black spine label with gilt lettering. Book is oversized and heavy. Digital pictures of book available upon request; NOT Ex-Library. Very Good binding.

      [Bookseller: Black Swan Books, Inc.]
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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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        EHON AZUMA NO TEBURI

      1829. [EHON] Onishi Chinnen, artist. EHON AZUMA NO TEBURI. Edo: Kobayashi Shimbei & Osakaya Gembei, Bunsei 12 [1829]. 27.8 x 18.6 cm, string bound Japanese-style, fukuro toji, (replacement?) blue paper covers with blindprinted geometric patterning. The title slip is missing as well, but otherwise this copy collates identically with the copy in Mitchell, p.214. See Hillier, volume 2, pp. 768-70, in which he describes Chinnen's SONAN GAFU & this volume, the AZUMA NO TEBURI, as being "among the best known and most admired of all Japanese books". The 25 double page color prints of genre scenes in Edo done in Chinnen's inimitable Shijo style are very well printed. The colors are excellent and are those of an early printing. This is a very handsome book and an important cornerstone item for any ehon collection - Chinnen only produced two major works of book illustration, this and the iconic SONAN GAFU. Complete.

      [Bookseller: Boston Book Company]
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        Yellow-Billed Cuckoo [Pl. 2]

      London: 1829. Hand-coloured engraving with etching by W. H. Lizars, retouched and aquatint added by R. Havell, Jr., 1829, paper watermarked "J. Whatman/1833". 25 ¼ x 33 3/8 inches. From the first edition of "The Birds of America." One of Audubon's finest and most lively images from the very early days of the production of his masterpiece. The legend "No.1" in the top left of the plate indicates that the first issue of this image was included in the first of the periodic parts that were to appear between 1827 and 1838. This image was first issued by Lizars of Edinburgh, the plate was then transferred to Havell in London who added aquatint and re- issued it. There were two variants issued by Lizars and two by Havell, the present copy with the "Z" in "Coccyzus" and Havell mentioned in the imprint is the second variant of the second issue. "This bird is not abundant anywhere, and yet is found very far north. I have met with it in all the low grounds and damp places in Massachusetts, along the line of Upper Canada, pretty high on the Mississippi and Arkansas, and in every state between these boundary lines. Its appearance in the State of New York seldom takes place before the beginning of May, and at Green Bay not until the middle of that month...They feed on insects...as well as berries of many kinds, evincing a special predilection for the mulberry. In the autumn they eat many grapes, and I have seen them supporting themselves by a momentary motion of their wings opposite a bunch, as if selecting the ripest, when they would seize it and return to a branch, repeating their visits in this manner until satiated" (J. J. Audubon, The Birds of America, New York & Philadelphia: 1840-1844, vol. IV, pp.294-295). "Old World cuckoos lay their eggs in the nests of other birds. New World cuckoos do not...Cuckoos are slender...birds, more often heard than seen...Country people, believing that their vocalizations signaled rain, once called them 'rain crows.' In this spirited composition, one of his finest, Audubon has shown a pair of yellow-billed cuckoos in a fruiting paw-paw. One has caught a tiger swallowtail...One of Audubon's correspondents noted that cuckoos are much more numerous some years than others, a fact that has been confirmed fully since then. It is believed that cyclic outbreaks of tent caterpillars coincide with these fluctuations" (R. T. & V. M. Peterson, Audubon's Birds of America, London: 1981, no. 232). Susanne M. Low, A Guide to Audubon's Birds of America, New Haven & New York: 2002, p.29 (fourth variant of four).

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        Die idealisch-instruktive landwirthschaftliche, ländliche und bürgerliche Pracht- und Garten-Baukunst nach dem neuesten englischen, französischen, italienischen, alt- und neugothischen Geschmacke...als Handbuch für Baumeister

      Lithographed frontis., lithographed title-page, & 192 lithographed plates. Small 4to, cont. green boards (joints a little worn, occasional light foxing), a.e.g. Gotha: 1829. First edition of this remarkable book, printed throughout lithographically. It shows plans and elevations of city and country residences and smaller structures, bridges, gondolas, and architectural details including floor plans, columns, decorated borders, window moldings and garden furnishings such as urns, benches, iron fences and gates, all in the various styles popular in Europe, including the Neo-Gothic and Neo-Classical styles. Wölfer was an engineer and building inspector in Gotha and the author of a number of other books on architecture, design, etc. Very good copy. Rare; WorldCat locates only one copy in North America. .

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        COTTAGE DOMESTIC ECONOMY. Extracts from Cobbett and other Writers

      Frome, printed by Crockers, 1829.. FIRST AND ONLY EDITION, in sixes, 1829. Small 8vo, 180 x 110 mm, 7 x 4¼ inches, 155 pages including title page, foreword, introduction and index, bound in quarter tan roan, with plain grey boards and no lettering to spine. Spine rather faded, title page and next 4 leaves lightly browned and spotted in fore-edge and lower margin, otherwise contents clean, binding tight and firm. A very good copy of a very scarce book. OCLC locates 3 copies in the US libraries, 1 in New Zealand and 1 in the British Library. The preface of the compiler is signed "I. B. from Longleat", that is Isabella Byng who married the 2nd Marquess of Bath in 1794. She addresses the work to the cottagers of her neighbourhood and regrets being unable to interest herself in their welfare at that time due to ill health. In fact she died a year later in 1830. The book is intended to assist her cottagers to manage their daily lives and to produce food and drink from the small plot of land they own. There are chapters on nutritious cheap beer versus useless expensive tea, on the art of brewing, making bread, making malt, keeping cows and pigs, making bacon, keeping bees, keeping poultry, pigeons, rabbits, goats and ewes, making rush lights, and pages 133-147 contain simple recipes. There is no indication in the text anywhere of the author's sources. Not in the bibliographies of Bitting, Vicaire, Cagle or A. W. Oxford, English Cookery Books to 1850. MORE IMAGES ATTACHED TO THIS LISTING.

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        An Historical and Statistical Account of Nova Scotia: Illustrated By a Map of the Province, and Several Engravings

      Joseph Howe, Halifax 1829 - Two volumes in one. Bound in light brown speckled leather, gilt lettered and decorated with 6 panels on the spine with maroon leather gilt title label. Speckled edges.340 pp. 453 pp. With indexes, errata apology and directions to binder. Several misnumbered pages in each volume but continuous narrative. All maps (2 folding) and engravings (3 folding) present. A spectacular copy with edgewear only and clean interiors. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        The Celtic Druids Or, An Attempt To Shew, That The Druids Were The Priests Of Oriental Colonies Who Emigrated From India, and were the introducers of the first or Cadmean system of letters, and the builders of Stonehenge, of Carnac, and of other cyclopean works, in Asia and Europe

      London: Rowland Hunter. VG+/NONE. 1829. 1st Edition Thus. Hardcover; 1st Printing. This book was issued in 1827 in a shorter form with fewer plates. This 1829 2nd issue edition has a new preface, the original preface, and also contains the 1827 title page in addition to its 1829 title page. There is an errata sheet (additional corrigenda) plus a small, additional errata sheet tipped in behind the first. Profusely illustrated (B&W) with maps and drawings, with 45 full page illustrations, plus a full page map, plus smaller wood vignettes at the beginning of each chapter and smaller tipped-in vignettes at the end of each chapter. It includes 4 magnificent fold out maps of Stonehenge, Abury, and Carnac (standing stones and stone circles), all in excellent condition with an occasional light foxing spot. There are comparisons of the Hebrew, Sanskrit, Druid and Latin alphabets. 324 pages including Appendix and Index, and including an explanation of the vignettes. There are some small, light foxing spots on some pages but they're not obtrusive aside from pages 68-69, which have a small area of the inner, upper portion of each page darkened from a 1929 news clipping laid in about King Kalakaua's Masonic membership scroll being found in Oakland, CA. There is also laid in a small piece of paper (lovely handwriting) talking about Druids and Welsh legends, a 1870 note about this book on the back of a Grover's 'soft shoes for tender feet' ad, and an 1866 bookseller's (Mr. Benton) note to George Gibson, whose name is inscribed on a front end page, agreeing to sell him this book for $20, as seen in Mr. Benton's cataogue No. 20. A few preliminary pages are unopened at the top. The book is bound in the original dark green cloth with a paper label on the spine. There are some very small areas of bubbling to the cloth, some edge wear to the binding mostly at spine ends, some small areas of paper only slits at gutters (not affecting binding integrity), and some wear to the edges of and fading to the spine label, though still quite legible. Clean, tightly bound, complete, and in solid very good plus condition. ; Drawings, Plates & Maps; 11-1/2" x 9-1/4"; 324 pages .

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        Narrative and Successful Result of a Voyage in the South Seas

      London,: Hurst, Chance and Co., 1829.. Two volumes, octavo, plates (two folding, one coloured), and a folding map; plates crisp, with one or two subtle reinforcements at folds; repair to title-page of volume two otherwise an excellent copy in half green morocco by Sangorski & Sutcliffe, spine banded and gilt. The solution of the La PÈrouse mystery: an excellent copy of the first edition in English.Forty years after the French explorer first disappeared, Peter Dillon, a sandalwood trader, called at the Solomons; when a silver sword guard was shown to him, he suspected that he might have accidentally discovered the solution of a mystery that had tormented the French for so long. He returned to India and persuaded the government of Bengal to sponsor an expedition. At Vanikoro he found many relics including a portion of the stern of the Boussole, ships' bells stamped 'Bazin m'a fait', monogrammed silver, metal fragments and mill stones known to have been aboard. One native had a glass piece from a thermometer in his nose. Dillon was made a Chevalier of the Legion d'Honneur, his expenses defrayed and granted a pension. His book was commercially successful, appearing in English and French editions promptly and eventually in a number of translations.Although Captain Peter Dillon is best known for his role in finding the wreck of La PÈrouse's two vessels, the account also shows a passing interest in the voyages of the Bounty, and of the Pandora, and, especially in the region of the island of Rothuma, gives detailed notes on the charting done by Captain Edwards and published on an Arrowsmith chart.Ferguson, 1255; Hill, 480; Hocken, p. 44; Spence, 'Bligh', p.15.

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        [SUITE OF FOUR HIGHLY ACCOMPLISHED WATERCOLORS, PRODUCED BETWEEN 1829 AND 1834, WHICH SERVED AS THE MODELS FOR FOUR LITHOGRAPHS PUBLISHED IN CARL NEBEL'S VOYAGE PITTORESQUE ET ARCHÉOLOGIE, DANS LA PARTIE LA PLUS INTÉRESSANTE DU MEXIQUE]

      Mexico. [nd, but 1829-1834].. Four watercolors on paper. Watercolors of various sizes, as indicated below; each mounted on card stock, archivally matted (19 x 23 inches) and protected with a mylar sheet. Contemporary pencil inscriptions in bottom right corners. A few extremely minor clean tears in a few corners repaired. Watercolors very clean, colors bright and fresh. The set in near fine condition. A marvellous suite of four highly accomplished watercolors which served as the models for four lithographs published in Carl Nebel's VOYAGE PITTORESQUE ET ARCHÉOLOGIE, DANS LA PARTIE LA PLUS INTÉRESSANTE DU MEXIQUE. The watercolors all depict native and mestizo inhabitants situated in dry landscapes with hills in the background. The images represent a variety of local types and occupations, including Indian women, men, and children; adult mestizos; coal miners; mule skinners; and fruit vendors. The costumes are portrayed with much attention to detail, particularly the embroidered clothing worn by the native women and the male laborers' costumes; and the foregrounds and background are finely rendered with light washes. A German architect and painter, Nebel travelled to Mexico in 1829 "to paint scenes of a country he knew from the writings of Humboldt, Antonio León y Gama, Bernal Díaz del Castillo, and Hernán Cortés. He remained in Mexico until 1834, visiting and painting the cities of Puebla, Zacatecas, Aguascalientes, Guadalajara, Veracruz, Jalapa, Mexico, and San Luis Potosí. He returned to Europe and in Paris prepared his memorable VOYAGE PITTORESQUE ET ARCHÉOLOGIE with its fifty plates" (Howgego). The university trained artist "was drawn there at first by an interest in the archaeological remnants of the Aztec empire, but became a visual chronicler of modern Mexico as well. Nebel was one of many European artists intrigued by the landscape and peoples of the former Spanish empire in the Americas, barred from view for centuries, but from the 1820s onward open to both travel and investment, and of particular interest to the French and English. His book combines a taste for the picturesque with a clear-eyed evaluation of the country and its assets" (Miles and Reese). Nebel's VOYAGE PITTORESQUE was first published in Paris in 1836 with fifty lithographic plates, twenty of which were issued in color. A Spanish translation of the work, utilizing the same plates, was published in Paris and Mexico three years later (but with nearly all the plates in the later edition handcolored or tinted). Of the twenty color lithographs in the 1836 edition, ten specifically portray local inhabitants of various classes; six of these are of natives or working- class mestizos. The present watercolors consists of four of these six images, including two of the three illustrations of Indians published in the VOYAGE. Comparison of these watercolors and the published images are instructive in regards to the lithographer's art and craft. The individuals in all of the lithographs are darker than in the original artwork, lending weight to the figures and providing both the natives and mestizos with darker skin than originally portrayed. Certain details, such as elements of costumes and architectural motifs, are highlighted or expanded in the published images, while other visual elements in the foreground and background of the lithographs are given less emphasis than in the original. Such changes between the original watercolors and the printed images highlight the technical and aesthetic concerns of the lithographer and publisher in creating reproduced images for the market. The four individual watercolors in this suite, with titles transcribed from the original pencil inscriptions and compared to the titles in the 1836 edition, are described as follow: 1) "Indios carboneros y la moradora de la vecinidad de Mexico." 11 x 15 inches. The lithograph of this image is entitled "Indios carboneros y la buradores de la vecin dad de Mexico," while the accompanying printed text reads: "Indios carboneros y laburadores de le vecindad de Mexico." Two Indian coal miners, one carrying a large wooden crate on his back which is secured by a head- brace, with an Indian woman carrying a child. The figures are accompanied by a mule transporting large wooden crates containing fruit. One of the men wears a handsome cloak of animal skins. 2) "Indios de la Sierra al S E de Mexico." 11 x 15 inches. This image is entitled "Indias de la Sierra al S.E. de Mexico" on the lithograph and in the printed text. Four Indian women in native costume, one holding flowers and accompanied by a young boy. All four women are wearing embroidered native clothing. Two of the women also have folded white cloths on their heads, while the one with the young boy wears an embroidered scarf as a hat. One woman, with her back to the viewer, is portrayed with red and blue cloth woven into her long braids. 3) "Gente de Sierra Lahonte entre Pahanlba y Misaubla." 9 ¾ x 13 inches. The lithograph is entitled "Gente de Tierra Caliente entre Papantla y Misantla," while the accompanying text reads: "Gente de la costa entre Papantla y Misantla." Two Mexican men, one offering or selling fruit to the other man sitting on horseback, and one Mexican woman carrying two pots on her head. The woman is standing in a classical pose, which is emphasized by the geometric motif decorating the bottom of her clothing. A local building with a straw roof and a larger stone structure, perhaps a church, is seen in the background. 4) "Arrieros." 11 ¾ x 16 inches. The lithograph has the same title, the published text with the variant spelling, "Arieros." Three Mexican mule skinners working to coax an overloaded mule back on its feet. The man on the left, leading the animal with a rope, is dressed in a full poncho. The other two men, one riding a horse and brandishing a whip, are pushing and driving the mule from the rear. In the background, one other horse and three other mules with loads are seen. In the published image the mule's load is considerably darker and looks even heavier than in this watercolor. The three men are also portrayed with darker skin than seen in this image. Nebel's renown as an illustrator working in Mexico was later confirmed with the publication of George Wilkins Kendall's THE WAR BETWEEN THE UNITED STATES AND MEXICO ILLUSTRATED. This account of the Mexican-American War, published in 1851, included twelve handcolored lithographic plates based on Nebel's paintings of major battles of the war. These dozen images became the source for numerous prints by other artists, who copied and adapted Nebel's illustrations of various conflicts. In a similar manner, many of Nebel's earlier illustrations in his VOYAGE PITTORESQUE were also reproduced and modified by the artist himself as well as other printers and publishers. These included topographic views found in numerous works on the Mexican-American War as well as his depictions of local inhabitants. "Nebel's [VOYAGE] was a classic. It was published in both French and Spanish editions, and several of the fifty illustrations, many of them of the costumbrista or costume-picture genre, were widely copied" - EYEWITNESS TO WAR. A marvellous group of watercolors which served as the basis for four lithographs in Carl Nebel's landmark illustrated account of his travels in Mexico. HOWGEGO 1800-1850, N4. MILES & REESE, AMERICA PICTURED TO THE LIFE 19 (VOYAGE, 1836). Tyler, THE MEXICAN WAR, A LITHOGRAPHIC RECORD, p.18 and passim. M.A. Sandweiss, R. Stewart, & B.W. Huseman, EYEWITNESS TO WAR: PRINTS AND DAGUERREOTYPES OF THE MEXICAN WAR, 1846- 1848, pp.7, 13, 110, 127, 206, and passim.

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        ADONAIS. AN ELEGY ON THE DEATH OF JOHN KEATS, AUTHOR OF ENDYMION, HYPERION, ETC

      Cambridge: Printed by W. Metcalfe, and Sold by Messrs. Gee & Bridges, Market Hill, 1829.. viii,28pp. Octavo. Full crimson morocco, raised bands, gilt inner dentelles, marbled endsheets, a.e.g. Some foxing early and late, a few small patches of surface rubbing to joints, otherwise a very good copy. First U.K. edition, preceded by the 1821 edition printed in Pisa, and an incomplete printing in the 1 December 1821 number of THE LITERARY CHRONICLE. This edition was overseen by Monckton Milnes and Arthur Hallam, based on a copy of the Pisa edition in Hallam's possession. To this edition, Ruth Grannis ascribes "the first general enthusiasm over Shelley." With the bookplate of Conte Ernesto Vitetti. GRANNIS, pp.72-3. TINKER 1902. NCBEL III:315. GROLIER ENGLISH HUNDRED 73n. WISE (SHELLEY), p.61.

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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.). 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. Lithographed and handcolored. A couple of small tears to the margins. A few minor stains. The sheets have been folded once. Fine condition.

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        Scrap Book,

      London: R. Ackerman &Co.… F.G. Moon… Rowney & Foster… & Cartwright, , 1829. intended for the Reception, Arrangement, Exhibition and Preservation of Prints and Drawings, Poetic Effusions and Prosaic Fragments &c. Quarto (270 × 218 mm) Original red half skiver on marbled boards, spine gilt, dun endpapers. Engraved title page by "I. N…e" and c.100 leaves filled with a selection of engravings and lithographs, clipped and mounted, many with wash borders and inked captions; some original pen and ink cartoons and caricatures; autograph sentiments; few silhouettes, montaged fashion-plates with original colour; and 15 of the figures from Skinner's The Present State of Peru… clipped out and mounted. A little rubbed at the extremities, corners bumped, but overall very good indeed. While there is nothing about the contents of this album that stands out as of exceptional quality, the typicality of the compiler's selection and its overall condition do make it a very attractive of exemplar. Also the presence of the elaborate "calligraphic" engraved title page, with its wonderful periphrastic puffery in a variety of styles, swirled with paraphs, linked together with minuscule text to form a humorous poem on the practice of scrap-booking, must be unusual.

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        [COLLECTION OF FRENCH NAVIGATIONAL MANUSCRIPTS CONCERNING THE ANTILLES AND SURROUNDING AREA]

      [Np, but probably Paris. ca. 1829].. Three manuscripts. 13; 17; 17pp. plus manuscript map. The first two manuscripts in folio, the third in octavo. All, save the single-sheet map, in self-wrappers. Uniformly bright and clean. Very good. In a cloth clamshell case. An interesting early 19th-century assemblage of manuscripts concerning navigation near the Antilles and Venezuela. They are: 1) ROUTIER DES ANTILLES, DES CÔTES DE TERRE FERME ET DE CELLES DU GOLFE DE MEXIQUE, TRADUIT DE ESPAGNOL.... Translated from the Spanish by ensign J.C. Chaucheprat, this manuscript offers a description of the Cartegena coast and lengthy navigational directions for entering Veracruz. A version of Chaucheprat's text was published as early as 1842. OCLC 17658994 (ref). 2) DESCRIPTION DE LA PARTIE DE LA CÔTE FERME QUI S'ÉTEND DEPUIS LA POINTE ESPADA JUSQU'À CARTHAGÈNE.... Translated from a Spanish "derrotero," a type of sea chart, this manuscript offers navigational tips similar to the previous document, though here the emphasis is on various landmarks, including those near Salamanca and others. 3) DESCRIPTION DE LA CÔTE DE CARACAS ET DES ÎLES VOISINES, DEPUIS LE CAP CODERA JUSQU'À CELUI DE SAN ROMAN.... A collection of pithy descriptions of various locales in the Antilles, including Caracas, Aruba, Cape Codera, Curaçao, and others. 4) [Manuscript Map of Madame Island]. Executed in what was known as "Chinese ink," this map offers what is, essentially, a navigational chart for the waters surrounding the island, including various hazards and a scale. A delightful collection of maritime manuscripts, obviously executed with great care. Good evidence of the navigational sources with which French pilots were familiar.

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        Don Pápis de Bobadilla, ó sea, Defensa del Cristianismo y Crítica de la Seudo-Filosofía. Por Don Rafael José de Crespo, del Consejo de S. M. y Oidor de la Real Audiencia de Aragón

      Zaragoza, por Polo y Monge, 1829. Seis tomos en tres volúmenes en 8vo.; LXXII-216 pp. + 288 pp. + 305 pp. + XXXVI-292 pp. + 296 pp. + 324 pp. Ejemplar con ligerísimas trazas de polilla marginales en diversas partes que no afectan en absoluto la lectura. Encuadernación uniforme en pasta española, de la época, con dobles tejuelos, ligeramente fatigada. La rarísima novela aragonesa y quijotesca de intención política y moral, calificada de «vano esfuerzo», obra de un personaje apenas conocido hasta las últimas décadas, en las que han proliferado los estudios dedicados al mismo. Crespo, jurista notable, Catedrático de Legislación en la Universidad cesaraugustana, Oídor de la Real Audiencia y abogado en ejercicio permanente, amén de cultísimo lector, no es un escritor al uso, pero su interés radica precisamente en ello. Su honestidad pasa por el amor a su pueblo, Alfajarín «ese pueblo infernal», donde nació y murió, sujeto al poder feudal de la Baronía de Espés, uno de los últimos residuos de tal ejercicio dominical y señorial después de las Cortes de Cádiz, contra el que se rebelaron repetidamente sus connaturales en 1820 y 1830. La defensa de Alfajarín contra el poder de los Espés fue llevada en los Tribunales por Crespo en diversos pleitos con la Baronía por la posesión de las tierras, el pago injustificado de cargas y otras circunstancias

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        EL CIUDADANO ESTEVAN F. AUSTIN, EMPRESARIO, PARA INTRODUCIR EMIGRADOS ESTRANGEROS, EN LAS COLONIAS QUE LE TIENE, DESIGNADAS EL SUPREMO GOBIERNO DEL ESTADO DE COAHUILA Y TEXAS, POR LOS CONTRATOS CELEBRADOS ENTRE EL DICHO GOBIERNO Y EL MISMO AUSTIN

      [San Felipe de Austin: Printed by G.B. Cotten, 1829].. Printed document, completed in manuscript. 6 1/2 x 8 1/4 inches. Signed by Samuel M. Williams. Small tear along old fold (slightly affecting a few letters of printed text). Else very good overall. In a half morocco and cloth box. A rare imprint from the San Felipe de Austin press of Godwin Brown Cotten, an original certificate of admission to Austin's colony. "These grants were the foundation of the colonization of Texas" - Streeter. This document reflects one of the four essential steps in the colonization process, being the empresario's certification stating that the immigrant (in this case a widow named Frances Manifee) had been admitted as a member of Austin's colony. The next step would be to present this certificate to the commissioner charged with issuing land titles in the Colony. This document is signed in manuscript by Samuel M. Williams, a close associate of Stephen F. Austin. Streeter refers to a similar form in his collection dated June 2, 1831, also signed by Samuel M. Williams. "For thirteen years Williams was Austin's lieutenant; he wrote deeds, kept records, and directed colonial activities during the empresario's absences" - NEW HANDBOOK OF TEXAS. This is effectively the earliest obtainable Texas imprint, since any earlier ones are only surmised or exist in a few copies in institutions. It is now extremely rare in the marketplace. The only recent sale of a copy was of a much inferior one, with loss on the top margin, which sold at Sotheby's in the Texas Independence Collection sale on June 18, 2004 for $30,000 including house premium. STREETER TEXAS 9. NEW HANDBOOK OF TEXAS 6, p.988. EBERSTADT 162:39.

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        The Magazine of Natural History and Journal of Zoology, Botany, Mineralogy, Geology, and Meteorology

      Longman, Rees, Orme, Brown, and Green, London, 1829. First Edition. Hardcover. Very Good Condition/No Dust Jacket. Nine volumes published 1829-1836. All in 1/4 brown cloth over plain boards. Some general scuffing wear and occasional marking to covers, hinges cracking on a few of the volumes but all the boards intact and connected. Scattered foxing but generally quite clean. Engravings in the text throughout. A nice, unsophisticated set of the first run of this important periodical edited by the prolific landscape architect and horticulturist. Size: Octavo (8vo). 9-volume set (complete). Text is clean and unmarked. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: Over 3 kilos. Category: Science & Technology; Antiquarian & Rare. Inventory No: 040067. . This book is extra heavy, and may involve extra shipping charges to some countries.

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        The Story of Aleck, or Pitcairn's Island. Being a true account of a very singular and interesting colony

      Amherst, Ma: J. S. & C. Adams, 1829. 16mo. 54pp. Original printed wrappers (Wrappers chipped). First edition of this scarce narrative of the South Seas and the Bounty Mutiny, designed to be read by children. It gives a good account of the Bounty mutiny, with a history of Pitcairn's Island. "Aleck" is Alexander Smith, one of the Bounty mutineers, who renamed himself John Adams and became a leader of the island community. Not in Rosenbach's collection of early American children's books. Later editions followed in the 1840s and after, but this first edition is scarce. OCLC, Ferguson, and American Imprints locate a total of only eleven copies. American Imprints 38586; Ferguson 1258a; OCLC 504651387, 9158152.

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        THE STORY OF ALECK, OR PITCAIRN'S ISLAND. BEING A TRUE ACCOUNT OF A VERY SINGULAR AND INTERESTING COLONY

      Amherst, Ma.: J.S. & C. Adams, 1829.. 54pp. 16mo. Original printed wrappers. Wrappers chipped around edges (especially lower corner of front wrapper) and soiled. Some light soiling, but generally clean internally. A good plus copy. In a cloth clamshell case, leather label. First edition of this scarce narrative of the South Seas and the Bounty Mutiny, designed to be read by children. It gives a good account of the Bounty mutiny, with a history of Pitcairn's Island. "Aleck" is Alexander Smith, one of the Bounty mutineers, who renamed himself John Adams and became a leader of the island community. Not in Rosenbach's collection of early American children's books. Later editions followed in the 1840s and after, but this first edition is scarce. OCLC, Ferguson, and AMERICAN IMPRINTS locate a total of only eleven copies. FERGUSON 1258a. AMERICAN IMPRINTS 38586. OCLC 504651387, 9158152.

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        Travels in Arabia,

      London: Henry Colburn,, 1829. comprehending an Account of those Territories in HEdjaz which the Mohammedans regard as Sacred. Published by Authority of the Association for Promoting the Discovery of the Interior of Africa. Quarto (277 × 212 mm). Contemporary full calf, tan label, raised bands, spine gilt in compartments, French fillet gilt panels with floral corner-pieces to the boards, double rule edge-roll, floral roll to the turn-ins, marbled edges and endpapers. Folding map frontispiece and 4 full-page plans, including Mecca and Medina. Bound with the half-title. A little rubbed, rebacked with the original spine laid down, skillful restoration of the joints, light browning overall, slightly stronger in places, some foxing too and off-setting from the plans, but overall a very good copy. First edition. Account of Burckhardt's remarkable exploits in Arabia, permitted by his meticulous preparation which allowed him to travel in the guise of Ibrahim ibn Abdallah, an Indian merchant and pilgrim to the holy places, and under which name he was eventually to be buried in the Muslim cemetery at Cairo in 1817. Returning from his exploration down the Nile into Dongola and Abyssinia, he found himself in Jeddah, suffering from fever, and "in great straits for money, since his ragged appearance after his desert hardships belied the credit which he should have obtained from his Egyptian bankers' letters. Fortunately, Mohammed Aly, the viceroy of Egypt, was at the time in the neighbourhood of Mekka, prosecuting his Wahháby campaign, and, hearing of the famous traveller's proximity, summoned him to his presence, and soon relieved him of his difficulties. Burckhardt expressed a wish to visit Mekka as a Mohammedan pilgrim, and the pasha, although he was aware of Burckhardt's nationality, consented, provided he could satisfy a competent committee of Muslim examiners. Two learned doctors of the law thereupon questioned him on the religion of Islam, and ended by pronouncing him not only a Muslim, but an exceedingly learned one. After this Burckhardt supped with the Kady, or chief religious judge of Mekka, said prayers with him, and recited a long chapter of the Koran; and having thus placed himself on the best of terms with the authorities, he proceeded to perform the rites of pilgrimage at Mekka, go round the Kaaba, sacrifice, &c., and in every respect acquitted himself as a good Muslim. No Christian or European had ever accomplished this feat before; and the penalty of discovery would probably have been death. Burckhardt, however, mixed freely with the pilgrims, without once being suspected, and spent September, October, and November of 1814 in Mekka, and in the following January joined a caravan to Medina, in order to visit the prophet's tomb" (Stanley Lane-Poole in DNB). His constitution undermined by the rigours of his time in Africa, Burckhardt was forced to spend time in Cairo recuperating, during which he began organizing his papers for publication, and assisted Belzoni with his excavations, eventually settling in Alexandria "to seek the sea air … for his health." Forced from Cairo by the plague in 1816 he made a brief tour of Suez and Sinai, but following his return he contracted dysentery and died on 15 October 1817. Colonel William Leake, who edited his papers for publication considered that this was "the most accurate and complete account of the Hedjaz, including the cities of Mekka and Medina, which has ever been received in Europe" (Preface). Uncommon, more often encountered in the two-volume second edition of the same year.

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        British Wild Flowers

      LONDON: William S Orr & Co A beautiful copy of the 2nd edition in full leather with 60 finely detailed hand coloured plates by Jane Loudon. The full leather binding has raised bands to the spine and gilt title label. Internally there is the bookplate of Frederick Perkins, Chipstead Place, Kent on the front pastedown. There is a record of Chipstead Place being sold by the Polhills to a Frederick Perkins, cited as a brewer in 1829. The binding has some wear to the spine - principally some snagging at the top and general scuffing with a scuff to the title lable and wear on the joints although they remain sound. There is scuffing to the edges of the boards and some wear marks on the boards. Internally the original endpapers are present with slight splitting at the front joint towards the bottom. There is a small crease to a preliminary. The contents are very clean and the plates are VG to fine. There is very small repaired paper tear to the bottom margin of plate 60.

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        ELEMENTS OF EUCLID

      1829. [MENDENHALL, Thomas C.] SIMSON, Robert. THE ELEMENTS OF EUCLID: viz, the first six books, together with the eleventh and twelfth... Philadelphia: Robert Desilver and Thomas Desilver, 1829. Octavo. 516 pp. Contemporary law calf, abraded and soiled, with top board detached. Boyhood signature of Thomas C. Mendenhall, dated 1858, on the front free endpaper. Housed in a protective clamshell box. Mendenhall (American, 1841-1924), a scientist and educator, became the first professor at the Ohio Agricultural and Mechanical College (now Ohio State University) when he was hired in 1873. He was professor of physics and mechanics there until 1878, the year he was recruited on the recommendation of Edward S. Morse to help in the modernization of Meiji Era Japan as one of the o-yatoi gaikokujin (foreign experts). While professor at the University of Tokyo, he developed the government's meteorological service and was a key figure in Japan's development of scientific education. He returned the U.S. and and taught at Ohio State from 1881 until 1884. He went on to serve as president of Rose Polytechnic Institute, in Terre Haute, Indiana, from 1886 to 1889, and as president of Worcester Polytechnic Institute in Massachusetts from 1894 to 1901. Mendenhall was elected president of the American Association for the Advancement of Science in 1889 However, besides the intrinsic interest of a book that belonged to Mendenhall, it is the two laid-in newspaper clippings that reveal the true significance of this book and its importance to him: They tell the Horatio Alger-like story of how young Mendenhall, a farm boy, bought this book for a dollar with his own hard-earned money and, without realizing it, initiated his long and illustrious career in science and education.

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        Life of Arthur Lee, LL. D. , Joint Commissioner of the United States to the Court of France, and Sole Commissioner to the Courts of Spain and Prussia, During the Revolutionary War. with His Political and Literary Correspondence And His Papers on Diplomatic and Political Subjects, and the Affairs of the United States During the Same Period. by Richard Henry Lee ...

      Boston, Wells And Lilly, 1829. 1st Edition. Notes: The "Life of Arthur Lee" occupies p. [11]-183 of v. 1. Subjects; United States--History--Revolution, 1775-1783--Sources. United States--Foreign Relations--Politics and government--1775-1783. Finely bound both in modern aniline calf over marble boards. Raised bands with a dark morocco gilt-blocked label. Spine compartments uniformly tooled in gilt. An exceptional set - scans and additional bibliographic detail on request.

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        Ristretto di storia patria ad uso de' piacentini?

      dai torchi del Maino 1829-1833 Cinque volumi di cm. 16, pp. 2.500 ca. complessive. Bross. orig. ornate. Poche tracce d'uso, ma esemplare genuino ed in eccellente stato di conservazione, marginoso ed a fogli chiusi. Bella dedica manoscritta dell'autore ad una personalità genovese. Edizione originale. Cfr. Lozzi.

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        Nieuwe Kaart Der Stad Amsterdam." Grundriss

      Kupferstich von Veelwaard, Koning und Brugman bei Mortier Covens en Zoon 1829. 62x91 cm. - Ailly 395 - Schönes großformatiges Blatt mit ausführlichen Legenden zu den Gebäuden, Grachten, Straßen u. a. Das 1829 datierte Blatt ist in vorliegendem Zustand im März 1830 erschienen.

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        The Gospel according to Saint Luke, translated into the Seneca tongue, by T.S. Harris. Ne Hoiwiyosdosheh noyohdadogehdih ne Saint Luke, nenonadowogha nigawenohdah

      New York: American Bible Society, 1829. 12mo (14.5 cm; 5.75"). [1], 149, 149 pp. First printing of any portion of the Bible in Seneca, an Iroquoian language of the New York region; a => bilingual text with the English on rectos. The translator was Thompson S. Harris, a Princeton-trained missionary among the Seneca. Provenance: Ex-Mount Holyoke Seminary with bookplate and manuscript ownership on endpapers. Darlow & Moule 8078; Newberry Library, Ayer Indians, Seneca, 7; Pilling, Iroquoian, p. 76; Pilling, Proof-sheets, 1665; North & Nida, Book of a Thousand Tongues (1972), 1159. Contemporary sheep, leather lost at head of spine with joints (outside) repaired; strong. Light foxing, occasionally moderate.

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        New Panorama. A Startling Interrogation

      London,: T. McLean,, 1829.. Handcoloured engraving, 300 x 410 mm.; in fine condition, framed. A fine impression of the coloured issue of this rare cartoon, satirising the colony which at this time was desperately trying to attract free immigration. The cashier taking money for the "New Panorama" (probably representing the Colosseum in Regents Park) is shown as if he is selling tickets for a voyage when he is actually selling entrance tickets to one of the fashionably realistic panoramas of exotic foreign places then exhibiting in London."Do you wish to go to Hell or Botany Bay? Sir" he asks, to which the prospective immigrant replies: "I wonts to go to Bottomy Bay"; a young girl exclaims to her enormously fat mother "La Mama I should like to see the Naughty Place better than any thing".William Heath (1795-1840), originally a career soldier, became well-known as a caricaturist and illustrator. His work reached a wide audience, even outside England: 'on cite aussi de lui des caricatures pleines d'humour sur les moeurs anglaises, vers 1825' (BÈnÈzit Dictionnaire).Separately issued transportation and immigration views are scarce, and this is a particularly charming and amusing example in fine condition. It may be the single caricature by Heath of an Australian subject, though his publisher - Thomas McLean - published material of Australian interest by other artists.Reproduced (although not attributed, and misdated) by Jonathan King: 'The Other Side of the Coin: A Cartoon History of Australia', p. 23.

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        Memoir, Correspondence and Miscellanies from the Papers of Thomas Jefferson, Volumes I-IV, Complete Set

      Charlottesville, Virginia: F. Carr and Co., 1829. First Edition. 4 volumes. Engraved frontis portrait in Vol. I, 4 facsimiles( The facsimiles are bound into Volume IV of this set). Contemporary prior owner last name at top of title page each volume, and his full name top of one internal page each volume. Moderate foxing and staining throughout else all 4 volumes Very Good in original full sheep binding with red and green labels on gilt-panelled spines. "The earliest collection of the writings of Thomas Jefferson." Literary History of the United States, Spiller et al., MacMillan, NY 1959, pgs. 595-596. Howes R-60. . First Edition. Full Sheep. Very Good/No Jacket, As Issued. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.

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        Memoir, Correspondence, and Miscellanies, from the Papers of Thomas Jefferson. Edited by Thomas Jefferson Randolph. In four volumes

      Charlottesville: F. Carr, and Co., 1829. first edition; 4 vols., viii, [2], 466 + 500 + 519 + 532 pp., frontis. portrait and four folding facsimiles in the fourth volume; in the original cloth-backed green boards, texts untrimmed, covers worn and soiled, foxing throughout, old book plates to each front paste down, 19th century owner's signature to front free endpaper of the second volume, the covers are tending toward becoming detached if not already separated. Photos available upon request.

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