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        Delineations, Graphical and Descriptive, of Fountains’ Abbey, in the West Riding of the County of York. With Historical Notices. ( This Copy Gift Inscription '' Louisa Charlotte Hobart the Gift of Lord Ripon & the Author 1847 '' )

      Ripon: H Thirlway and Son, 1830. Collation, x+2+158+2pp, complete with frontis, 15 full page engraved plates, 2 vignette's. Bound in later quarter calf, marble boards, gilt title lettering. Library number on spine, hinge joints rubbed/split, some minor abrasion wear. Binding in good solid condition, with strong hinge joints. Internally, no loose pages, engravings have some light water marking, mainly to margins, occasional library stamp, plates stamped on verso. Pages in good clean condition. Book measures 31x25cm. Inscribed on free endpaper '' Louisa Charlotte Hobart the Gift of Lord Ripon & the Author 1847 '' . A very good solid copy. Folio - over 12" - 15" tall.

      [Bookseller: George Jeffery Books]
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        The Cabinet of Natural History and American Rural Sports: Volume I

      Philadelphia: J. & T. Doughty, 1830. First edition. Hardcover. Very good. First edition. Volume I. 4to. vii,[1],298,[2];pp., plus 24 hand-colored lithographic plates, and uncolored engraved portrait of Charles Willson Peale. Engraved title page. Contemporary calf boards, rebacked to style in matching leather, and with the original spine laid-in. Text is brown and spotted, the plates less so with very good coloring. Several pages have been expertly remargined at the fore edge (no loss) else this is a very good copy. Gift inscription on the front free endpaper dated 1832. Very rare and among the first American books to be illustrated with lithographic plates. The Cabinet of Natural History was started by brothers Thomas and John Doughty in Philadelphia. It was issued in monthly parts and ran from the end of 1830 until the spring of 1834 However, despite its relatively short life, it left behind an important legacy: Bennett calls it the "first major sport print color plate book produced in America," the text includes firsthand accounts of hunting expeditions of all kinds and are among the earliest of their kind. The plates include the "first colored sporting prints made in America" (Henderson), and most importantly the work includes a significant number of original lithographs by one of the great names in 19th-century American art. The first volume (made up of twelve parts ) was certainly the work of both Doughty brothers, with virtually all the plates being the work of Thomas. "Artistically, Vol. 1 is much the most important, for it contains the original plates by Thos. Doughty, famous painter and founding father of the Hudson River School" - Bennett. Indeed the plates in the later volumes are from a multitude of hands and sources. "The coloured plates are important - being the first coloured sporting prints made in America. There is only one earlier American book with coloured plates that I know of, and that is a treatise on Medical Botany - published in Philadelphia in 1817. Many of these coloured plates of animals and birds are charming, the colouring is soft, correct as to details, and all are well drawn" - Gee.

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        Memoir of the Life and Public Services of Sir Thomas Stamford Raffles, F.R.S. &c

      London.: Murray.. First edition.. 1830.. Portrait frontis of Raffles, 6 full page engravings including splendid fold-out panorama of Singapore Town and harbour. 4 maps (3 folding) including maps of Singapore and the Eastern Archipelago, xv + 721 + 100pp. Some damp staining first and last leaves, affecting about half of the portrait frontispiece, last 4 leaves quite severely stained on margins, some occasional light on plates. Modern half leather binding lettered in gilt on the spine, new endpapers, fore edges of first leaves little damaged with a little loss affecting only a small section of the margins. The majority of the text is very clean. Quarto. .

      [Bookseller: Asia Bookroom]
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        A New General Atlas, comprising a complete set of maps, representing the grand divisions of the globe... compiled from the best authorities, and corrected by the most recent discoveries

      Philadelphia: Anthony Finley, 1830. Imperial quarto. (13 7/8 x 10 3/4 inches). Engraved title, engraved index leaf, letterpress General statistical table, 60 hand-coloured engraved maps (2 double-page), 2 hand- coloured engraved comparative charts of mountains and rivers. Expertly bound to style in half red straight-grained morocco over contemporary marbled paper-covered boards, original green-toned engraved title label on upper cover, the flat spine gilt in six compartments, divided by horizontal gilt fillets and blind-tooled decorative roll, lettered in gilt in the second compartment, Finley's small format letterpress trade label (2 1/16 x 3 3/8 inches) mounted on front pastedown. An important atlas from one of the greatest American map publishers of the first half of the 19th century. A contemporary review of the 1824 first edition of this work is equally applicable to the present edition: "The number of elegant maps and atlases which have come from the press within a short time in the United States, is a most flattering proof of increased attention of the community to the important study of geography. The present work contains sixty maps, about half of which are devoted to the American continent [30 in the present edition], and the remainder to other parts of the world, chiefly to Europe. The engraving is done almost uniformly with remarkable distinctness and the face of the maps is frequently beautiful, not overloaded with a confusion of useless names" (North American Review, July 1824, pp.261-262) Little is known of Anthony Finley, other than his published work "but he was probably born around 1790. Judging from contributors to his atlases, he apparently moved in the same Philadelphia circles of engravers and compilers as other contemporary publishers" (Ristow, p.268). Phillips Atlases 755; cf. Ristow p.268; cf. Rumsey 285 (1831 edition, with 'Atlas Classica' bound in)

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        [Fox Hunting] Unkeneling Plate 1; Breaking Cover Plate 2; In Full Cry Plate 3; The Death Plate 4

      [London: circa 1830]. Aquatints, coloured by hand. 6 x 7 3/4 inches approx. 8 x 10 inches approx. 13 1/2 x 15 1/8 inches. A fine complete series of four anonymous prints of hunting scenes, possibly after the Alkens. The style and naming of these prints suggests an Alken origin for the series. Siltzer records a number of series by the Alken family in which the first plate is titled "Unkennelling." This title appears to be unique to them and supports the supposition that the present series are after the Alkens. Henry Thomas Alken was born into what became an artistic dynasty. He studied under the miniature painter J. T. Barber and exhibited his first picture (a miniature portrait) at the Royal Academy when he was sixteen. From about 1816 onwards he "produced an unending stream of paintings, drawings and engravings of every type of field and other sporting activity. He is best remembered for his hunting prints, many of which he engraved himself until the late 1830s...To many, sporting art is "Alken," and to describe his work or ability is quite unnecessary." (Charles Lane, British Racing Prints, pp. 75-76) Cf. Siltzer pp.57-76

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        Wales Illustrated in a Series of Views, Comprising the Picturesque Scenery, Towns, Castles, Seats of the Nobility & Gentry, Antiquities Etc

      London: Jones & Co, 1830. Blue leather elaborately gilt decorated and lettered. Gilt edges and dentelles. Gilt and blue endpapers. Over 160 engravings on steel. 2 per page, each with full tissue guard. Plates are in wonderful unfoxed condition. Wear to extremities of binding. Crude front hinge repair but the book is solid.. 1st. Leather. VG. Quarto.

      [Bookseller: Contact Editions]
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        Kais. Königl. Polizey-Bezirk Rossau.

      Wien, um 1830. - Lithographischer Plan mit 14 Randveduten im Originalkolorit der Zeit. Unter Glas gerahmt. 790:620 mm. Die Vasquez-Pläne zählen mit ihren ganz in der Tradition der Wiener Vedutenmalerei stehenden Randansichten von bemerkenswerten Plätzen, Gebäuden und Monumenten zu den schönsten Belegen des biedermeierlichen Wien überhaupt. Vorliegend das Blatt "Rossau", den nach heutigen topographischen Begriffen von Berggasse, Liechtensteinstraße und Donaukanal begrenzten Teil Wiens vorstellend. - Leicht gebräunt, sonst tadellos. Das zeitgenössische Kolorit sauber und farbfrisch. Nebehay/Wagner 775, 10.

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat INLIBRIS Gilhofer Nfg. GmbH]
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        Fräulein von Gerstorff [aus Prenzlau], Original Aquarell einer jungen adligen Dame aus der Familie von Gerstorff [Gersdorff], die eine Zeit lang wohl auf Gut Trampe lebte.

      1830 - Rückseitige mit Bleistift so bezeichnet. [um 1830-1850], 31,3 x 30,8 cm (Rahmen), im zeitgenössischen Original-Rahmen, nicht ausgerahmt. Das Gut Trampe, ein altes Rittergut, gehörte den Familien von Sparr und von der Schulenburg. - Provenienz: aus altem Adelsbesitz; Privatbesitz Norddeutschland.

      [Bookseller: Stader Kunst-Buch-Kabinett]
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        Les Bons Exemples ou Jolies gravures morales et amusantes avec un petit conte pour chaque sujet Ce petit recueil Dedie aux Enfans des deux Sexes . . .

      Paris: Chez Lecerf et Chez Blanchard, 1830. Fourth Edition. Paper pastedown on boards. Very Good. A juvenile charmer scarce with hand-colored illustrations. N.d., circa 1830. Oblong, 12 by 18 cm, 7 by 4.75 inches. 22 pp. plus 10 hand-colored plates in addition to allegorical vignette on title. Each of the illustrations accompanies a short story, or anecdote or apercu, that highlights a virtue. In a sense, this is an emblem book intended for children. The virtues, all of which are both titles of the individual pieces and captions to the plates, are Courage, Sobriety, Charity, Diligence, Filial Devotion, Fraternal Love (featured twice), and Modesty. The hand-coloring is delicately and elegantly applied, making this work an outstanding specimen of the genre from the Restoration period (Biedermeier, or Regency period as well). With a neat owner's inscription from 1833. Original paper pastedown boards are heavily soiled and worn but nonetheless survive with their integral qualities intact. Light soiling to the leaves, never disconcerting. A few leaves were cut sloppily, with the resulting margins uneven and the lines of text at a diagonal.

      [Bookseller: White Fox Rare Books and Antiques]
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        Taschenkalender für 1831 mit Theater Costüme aus der Oper Stumme von Portici

      Augsburg: Joh. Blossfeld, (1830). (24)ff. An almanac in the German and Austrian tradition of the "sack calendar," with seven fine, hand-colored engravings of costumes from the opera "Stumme von Portici," by Daniel Auber. Auber found his inspiration for the opera in the folk music and culture of the Italian countryside, and "Stumme von Portici" was considered the first French Grand Opera when it debuted in 1829. Published not long after, this calendar is bound in blue paper boards printed with a scene from the opera. Housed in the original blue paper slipcase, which features engravings of the masks of comedy and tragedy on one side, and a lyre on the other. Slipcase shows light soiling and wear, and the almanac is slightly discolored at the top; else a fine copy of an uncommon almanac. (Welsh 6592). (2 1/8 by 1 3/8; 54x35mm).

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      New York. 1830.. 426pp. including in-text illustrations. Portrait. 19th-century three- quarter red morocco and marbled boards, spine richly gilt, expertly rebacked preserving original backstrip, marbled endpapers. Front hinge tender, corners worn, front free endpaper loose. Internally clean. A very good copy, untrimmed. "Minute, vivid...account of all phases of Indian life" - Howes. "[Tanner's] relation of his life among the Northern Indians, is probably the most minute...ever printed" - Field. Pages 23-281 relate Tanner's captivity in detail in his own words. "Part II (pp.283- 426) is ascribed to Edwin James and contains comments on various aspects of Indian culture - their customs, knowledge of astronomy, music, and poetry - a catalogue of plants and animals, and a vocabulary of Ojibway words and phrases" - Wagner-Camp. "His narrative contains much information about the Hudson's Bay and Northwest Companies, and about Lord Selkirk's Red River colony" - Streeter. Field states that Schoolcraft was "strongly prejudiced" against Tanner, who assaulted him and then in 1846 murdered Schoolcraft's brother, James. WAGNER-CAMP 40:1. FIELD 772. GRAFF 2189. HOWES J42, "b." PILLING, PROOF-SHEETS 1959. SHAW & SHOEMAKER 3670. STREETER SALE 3701. AYER 290. JONES 911. PEEL 80. TPL 1612. SABIN 35684. EBERSTADT 104:279. DECKER 40:302.

      [Bookseller: William Reese Company - Americana]
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        Wonderful characters : comprising memoirs and anecdotes of the most remarkable persons of every age and nation / Collected from the most authentic sources by Henry Wilson

      London : J. Robins and Co. Albion Press, Ivy Lane, Paternoster Row, 1830. 1st Edition (?). Physical desc.: 496 p. ill., 23 cm. Subject: Biography. Characters and characteristics. Good copy in later bound green cloth with gilt-blocked label to spine. Spine bands and panel edges slightly dulled and dust-toned as with age. Remains particularly well-preserved overall. Corners slightly bumped. Scattered foxing throughout to text and illustrations. Previous owner's signature to front pastedown. Additional scans available upon request.

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        A Collection of Law Tracts, Published in the Years 1825 & 1826 in The Law Journal, Which is a Monthly Publication Sold to Annual Subscribers Only [with] Law Tracts, Published in the Years 1828 & 1829, in The Law Journal [etc.]. Two Volumes in One

      Published by J.W. Paget, 5, Quality Court, Chancery Lane London 1827 & 1830 - Modern 3/4 sheep, a bit strained, some browning and light staining, else a good usable copy Ten tracts, the first volume devoted largely to trusts and real property (including a lengthy analysis of Preston on Estates), the second to the law of attorneys and solicitors, including their course of study and the books which they should consult

      [Bookseller: Meyer Boswell Books, Inc., member ABAA]
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        Épîtres, Satires, Chansons, Epigrammes, Et Autres Pieces de Vers

      Montreal: Imprimés Par Ludger Duvernay, A L'Imprimerie De La Minerve, 1830. 1st Edition. Hard Cover. Very Good. Text in French. Small 8vo, contemporary plain cloth backed boards, half title, 3pl. [7]-178pp. [6]. The half-title and title leaf in this copy have been very neatly repaired on the blank versos. With woodcut tailpieces & title vignette. Small tear on page A4 going slightly into the text but still readable. Overall, about very good.& Of additional interest, on the last 6 pages, there are 5 handwritten pages of the copy on pages, 99 to 102. Possibly Bibaud's own manuscript somehow bound in here?& French Canadian poet and historian in 1830. Designated in 1944; a plaque was dedicated in 1950., Bibaud's lyrical pieces sing of Amerindian chiefs and of Wolfe and Montcalm. His satirical verses target the lack of education and laziness he perceived among his contemporaies. From: The Encyclopedia of Canada's Peoples/Culture by Mary Elisabeth AubÉ& Possibly the earliest extant book of lyrics by a French-Canadian printed in Quebec and probably all of Canada. SABIN 5158.

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      New York: Published by J. Smith, 1830.. 36pp., including woodcut frontispiece. Dbd. First and last leaves loosening. Contemporary inscription on titlepage: "Presented to the Am. Antqn. Soc. by Isaiah Thomas 12 1/2 cts." with later institutional ink stamp. Very good. A scarce shipwreck narrative, in which the survivors of the Brig Neptune were shepherded to safety by a "friendly Indian" after the ship was wrecked in a snowstorm off the coast of Newfoundland. The frontispiece shows a survivor being pulled from the water while another is tended to on shore. The continuation of the title explains that this is a narrative of the shipwreck and sufferings "of seventeen souls on board but six succeeded in reaching the shore, among whom was the wife and a son of the captain, who was unfortunately drowned in an attempt to save the life of one of his children - the survivors, after enduring great hardships for 14 days, on a wild and uninhabited coast, were fortunately discovered and conducted to an English settlement by a friendly Indian." John Smith is identified on the titlepage as Chief Mate of the Neptune, and published this account himself. HUNTRESS 242c. SABIN 82911. AMERICAN IMPRINTS 3516. FIELD 1453. SIEBERT SALE 23.

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      U.S. Land Grant Office, Jeffersonville, Indiana 1830 - Nicely preserved, early Presidential document. Signed by Andrew Jackson, the seventh President of the United States. Dated January 4, 1830, the document grants land in the Northwest Territory, sold from the land grant office in Jeffersonville, Indiana, to one Charles Dawson. Accompanying the document is a certificate of authenticity, signed by the esteemed Dr. Richard Saffro, author of the 6th and 7th editions of the Sanders Autograph Price Guide. A very framable piece, especially nice because the signature of President Jackson is still bold. At head of document in hand of clerk is stated in large writing "Andrew Jackson" followed in large type "President Of The United States." Also pleasingly bold. Document that follows a mixture of handwriting and typeface. Some fading to the old ink in the body of the document, which has turned light brown with age. But happily, as noted, one of the most bold portions of the document is the actual signature of Andrew Jackson as President. See photo. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Daryl Rule, bookseller]
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        Voyage aux Iles de la Mer du Sud

      Paris,: Pillet, 1830.. Two volumes, octavo, three lithographic plates (two folding) and chart of the island of Mannicolo; a little foxing yet excellent, unopened in original green printed wrappers, housed in folding cloth case. A very appealing copy of the first French edition of the voyage which solved the riddle of La PÈrouse, unopened in the original printed wrappers.Forty years after the disappearance of La PÈrouse, Peter Dillon, a sandalwood trader, called at the Solomon Islands. 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 decades. 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 islander (shown here on a folding plate) had a glass piece from a thermometer in his nose. In recognition of his discovery Dillon was made a Chevalier of the LÈgion d'Honneur, his expenses defrayed and he was granted a pension. His book was commercially successful, appearing in English and French editions promptly and eventually in a number of translations.Aside from the startling discovery of the fate of La PÈrouse, Dillon's narrative is a classic account of the south Pacific in the 1820s. Hocken describes the author as 'a splendid specimen of a wild Irishman and seaman' and his narrative reflects the excitement and dangers of a sole trader in the south Pacific during this era. It is rich in descriptions of Australia and New Zealand, where Dillon was active as a trader and entrepreneur for many years. The fine and dramatic plates are reproduced from the first English edition of 1829, and were prepared by Godefroy Englemann who developed the process of chromolithography.Interestingly, the publisher Pillet also issued the official account of the Freycinet voyage, and that work is advertised here in the publisher's notice at the end of the second volume.Davidson, 'A Book Collector's Notes', p. 107; Ferguson, 1336; Hill, 481; Hocken, p. 44; Kroepelien, 297; McLaren, 'LapÈrouse in the Pacific', 73.

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        Andrew Jackson Autographed Document Signed, Martin Van Buren

      1830. Other Other. Good. Andrew Jackson and Martin Van Buren have both hand signed this document! Jackson signs as President, while Van Buren signs as Secretary of State. Dated May 24th, 1830. 14-1/2 x 11 inches. Partly Printed DS. Vellum. Seal Intact. Countersigned by J. Macpherson Berrien as Attorney General. Paper and ribbon seal is intact with a few small holes, scattered wrinkling and soiling. The document is one page only! This is the signed, important page of a patent issued to Thomas R. Williams for a method of making or manufacturing felt or a substance in the nature thereof applicable to covering the bottom of vessels & other useful purposes.

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        The Sporting Magazine

      London: c1830s, 1830.. Near Fine. Folio. Book Two volumes, containing 164 PROOF PLATES on india-paper. Contemporary half calf cloth sides. LARGE PAPER COPIES. An unusual compilation of steel engraved plates from the Sporting Magazine & the New Sporting Magazine; a popular sporting journal in the first part of the nineteenth century. Presented as large paper copies, many subjects covered such as hare coursing, yachting, skating, horse racing, shooting, angling, etc. A unique item ?

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        ITALY, A POEM [with] POEMS

      London: T. Cadell, 1830, 1834. Contents have foxing, bindings fine. Two volumes. vii, 284p; viii, 295p. Bound in Cedric Chivers vellucent binding of tan levant with marbled endpapers, t.e.g, the spine with gilt titles and simple gilt ornaments with small onlays, the covers with gilt rules border, the upper cover with round central paintings under the vellum with the book titles with gilt frames, paintings also with gilt roundels with small tan onlays

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        Le Courier De La Malle./La Diligence. [A Pair]

      Paris: Vilquin, Palais Royal, No. 20., circa 1830. Colour printed aquatints. Printed on wove paper. "Le Courier De La Malle": in excellent condition with the exception of being trimmed within the platemark on all sides. A number of small tears along the edges of the sheet. A small area on the bottom margin has been infilled. Image size: 13 ½ x 21 ½ inches. Sheet size: 16 5/8 x 23 7/8 inches. "La Diligence": in excellent condition with the exception of two expertly repaired tears along left side of sheet. Framed and matted in attractive black wood frames. Image size: 13 ½ x 21 ½ inches. Frame size: 25 x 32 inches. A stunning pair of aquatints by Jazet after the celebrated French landscape painter Etienne Bouhot. This beautiful pair of aquatints by Jazet, after paintings by Etienne Bouhot, are a wonderful example of Bouhot's unique style. A Burgundian artist, Bouhot made a reputation for himself as a talented architectural landscape painter. He exhibited regularly at the Salon and produced many fine paintings of the countryside surrounding Paris. The Industrial Revolution did not take hold in France until the 1830's when slowly factories began to appear across the countryside and the railways made their way into smaller towns across France. The modernization of the countryside had a great impact on French landscape painters but it was not until the work of the Impressionists, at the close of the century, that the symbols of Industrialization began to appear in images of rural France. For many years artists tended to ignore the factories and railways that littered the countryside, opting to paint an idealize vision of the country as a bucolic paradise. Although not as obvious as the Impressionists, Bouhot was one of the few artists to hint at the encroaching clouds of modern industry. His moody paintings capture a pivotal time in French history when the countryside was slowly transformed by modern industry. This remarkable pair of aquatints are a superb example of Bouhot's complex paintings. Instead of depicting an idealized vision of the countryside, Bouhot has chosen to show the effect of modernization on rural life. Jean Pierre Marie Jazet was one of the most prominent aquatint engravers of the Napoleonic era. He worked almost exclusively in aquatint, reproducing the paintings of the grand Republican artists such as David, Vernet, de Gros, and Grenier. Although the majority of his prints were patriotic images, he also produced many fine aquatints of pastoral paintings and genre scenes. His fresh images exhibit he beauty of the medium and exemplify his amazing technical ability. His extremely complex prints are fluid yet detailed; they express the beautiful painterly technique of the medium while exhibiting the precision of the reproductive arts. This pair is a veritable tour de force and a superb example of Jazet's talents as an engraver. Grand Larousse du XIXe's

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        Twelve Designs for the Costume of Shakespeare’s Richard the Third

      Colnaghi and Son, London 1830 - For extra pictures of the more valuable books, please press the 'Ask Bookseller A Question' button. STUNNING BOOK in excellent condition. Bright Red Morocco Boards with decorative gold illustrations around the edge of the boards. Heavy Decorated & Oruate contemporary boards. Full Refurbished to its former glory. Some Slight marks on the back in the centre. Bright clean spine with excellent gold lettering with 7 raised bands. Coloured Frontis Piece. The pages are generally clean with amazing full page illustrations on the costume. Generally in MAGNIFICENT CONDITION, presented by COL MARGESSON to the Library then kept in store hence its excellent condition. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Anatomie gŽnŽrale 4 vols 1830 AVEC Additions a l'anatomie... (Beclard 1821) 1st edition

      Paris 1830 and 1821. First Edition. Hardback. Very Good/No Jacket. Five volumes. Bichet 4 volume "Anatomie", later edition 1830, together with Beclard "Additions" single volume 1821 first edition, uniformly bound in tan library cloth with morocco spine labels. A very handsome, clean and bright set. Ex-Libris Birmingham Medical Institute with several small ink Library stamps, to titles and frontispieces.

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        Book of Mormon: An account written by the hand of Mormon, upon Plates taken from the Plates of Nephi

      E.B. Grandin, Palmyra, NY 1830 - 588pp. Octavo [19 cm] Original plain brown calf boards with seven gilt stamped double bands on the backstrip. Black leather label on the backstrip with 'Book of Mormon' gilt stamped on it. The light blue robin egg speckling to the fore edge is faint but visible. The front hinge is starting at the foot, and the text block shows sporadic foxing. Two endsheets are present at the front and rear of this book. This is an unsophisticated copy that has had no work. A nice copy of this important work. Printed in an edition of five thousand copies by Egbert B. Grandin in upstate New York. Printing took place between August 1829 and March 1830, in the Grandin building that Egbert rented from his brother, Philip. Before the 1830 edition of the Book of Mormon was officially published, sections were being printed in a local Palmyra newspaper called The Reflector. The newspaper was run by Abner Cole who used the pseudonym "Obediah Dogberry." After some discussion, Joseph Smith finally convinced Cole to stop his piracy of the book. This "preprinting" of excerpts from the book caused non-Mormons some concern about the doctrines of the Mormon church, and thus, began the initial persecution of the Mormons themselves. The 1830 first edition book of Mormon includes many variant copies with printing errors in pagination and spelling. Part of the reason for these variants may be explained by the fact that Joseph Smith used several scribes when writing the book. The scribes included: his wife, Emma Hale Smith, his brother-in-law, Reuben Hale, Martin Harris and Oliver Cowdery. According to Peter Crawley " it is possible that very few copies of the book exist which are entirely identical." A highly sought after book by historical, religious and Mormon book collectors alike. Crawley 1. Flake/Draper 595. Bibliothica Scallawagiana 230. Howes S 631. Mormon 50: 1. Auerbach 1168. Sabin 83088 [Attributes: First Edition]

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      1830. Very Good. GALVESTON BAY & TEXAS LAND COMPANY. W. B. BOLLES CERTIFICATE FOR TEXAS LAND. New York City: October 16, 1830. Galveston Bay & Texas Land Company document signed by three trustees representing Lorenzo de Zavala, Joseph Vehlein and David G. Burnet. One page, 12 1/2 x 8 inches. Made out for "one labor" or land containing roughly 177 English acres to "W. B. Bolles" and bearing a map showing the East Texas empresario in which the property was located. Uncut sheet as printed. Very good. The Bolles family was one of the early pioneer families who settled in Texas. "The town of Rockwall was located in 1846 by Dr. Elgan (Elgin) and Mr. Gray. W. B. Bowles (Bolles) built the first house on the hill 36 years ago." (see Kelsey, Engraved Prints of Texas, p. 24.)

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        The Life of King James the First / by Robert Chambers .... [Complete in Two Volumes]

      Edinburgh : Printed For Constable And Co. ; And Hurst, Chance, And Co. , London. Printer Named In Colophon: Printed By J. Hutchison, For The Heirs Of D. Willison, 1830. 1st Edition. Subject: James VI, King of Scotland, 1566-1625. Great Britain - History - James I, 1603-1625. Scotland - History - James VI, 1567-1625. Series: Constable's miscellany of original and selected publications in the various departments of literature, science, & the arts v. 55-56. Added t. P. Engraving. Finely bound in modern aniline calf over marble boards. Raised bands with gilt-blocked title and volume indications. Spine compartments uniformly tooled in gilt. An exceptional copy - scans and additional detail on request.

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        The Holy Bible Containing the Old and New Testament... (6 Vols complete)

      London: LB Seeley and Sons..., 1830 According to the authorized version; With explanatory notes, practical observations, and copious marginal references. A New Edition with the author's last corrections and improvements and with ten maps. Complete in 6 volumes, bound in rather nice uniform tan full lcalf, with lots of intricate blind tooling, gilt lines to edges, corners and edges bumped and worn a little. Spines have raised bands, gilt tooling, titles in gilt, edges all bumped and a little worn. Internally all have brown marbled end papers with a bookplate to feps, not paginated, two columns per page, text block edges all in gilt, light foxing to tps, and front and rear eps. Vol 1, Spine relaid retaining old, b-f2, B-5F, Maps, printed by C Baldwin, New Bridge-street, London, some Smith genealogical notes to front blanks in an old hand. Vol 2, A7-4S6, MAPS. Vol 3, A7-4R6. Vol 4, A7-6B7. Vol 5, Spine relaid retaining old, A7-5K, maps. Vol 6, A7-5O2, [13] Chronological Table. Some foxing to maps. A lovely set, nicely bound! (6 vol, 15.9kg unpacked?) (1. genesis-Judges. 2. Ruth-Esther. 3. Job-Song of Solomon. 4.Isaiah-Malachi. 5.Matthew-Acts. 6.Romans-Revelation) Has some family notes and dates for the family of Joseph and Augusta Smith 1832 to 1856 with the bookplate of Joseph Smith?Scott, Church of England clergyman and biblical scholar, Rector of Aston Sandford, Bucks, was a prolific writer. His Theological Works (10 vols., 1823–5) was edited by his son John, as was his Letters and Papers (1824). During his lifetime Scott's principal works, in addition to The Force of Truth mentioned above, included Essays on the most Important Subjects in Religion (1794), Sermons on Select Subjects (1796), an annotated edition of The Pilgrim's Progress (1795), Four Sermons on Repentance (1802), Remarks on the Bishop of Lincoln's Refutation of Calvinism (1812), and The Articles of the Synod of Dort (1818). There was also a posthumous volume of Village Discourses (1825). His major work, however, for which he is now alone remembered, was his commentary on the Bible (4 vols., 1788–92). See ODNB.

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        Collection of Broadsides and Pamphlets About Murders and Other Crimes

      1830. [Criminals]. [Germany]. [Collection of Broadsides and Pamphlets About Murders and Other Crimes]. [Southern Germany, c. 1830-75.]. 29 items: 12 bifoliums, 12 single leaves and 5 sewn pamphlets, 10 have woodcut or lithographed illustrations, sizes range from 7-1/2"x 4" to 12-1/2" x 9." Moderate toning and edgewear, occasional foldlines, faint dampstaining, edgewear and chips to some items, a few missing corners with minor loss to text. Overall condition is very good. * A very interesting collection of rare popular broadsides and pamphlets about murders, rapes, robberies and other crimes committed (mostly) in southern Germany during the early to mid-nineteenth century. Some of these are "official" reports, others are journalistic accounts. There are also a few sermons and accounts in verse. All are sensational and lurid. Ten of these feature woodcut or lithographic illustrations; one depicts a mother decapitating her infant with a kitchen knife.

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        Journal d'un Voyage a Temboctou et a Jenné, dans l'Afrique Centrale,

      Paris: à l'Imprimerie Royale, , 1830. précédé d'Observations faites chez les Maures Braknas, les Nalous et d'autres Peuples; pendant les Années 1824, 1825, 1826, 1827, 1828; avec une Carte Itineraire, et des Remarques Géographiques, par M. Jomard, Membre de l'Institut. 3 text volumes in octavo (204 × 124 mm), quarto atlas volume (298 × 230 mm). Later nineteenth-century black hard-grain morocco-backed marbled boards, title gilt to spines, edges lightly sprinkled black, original wraps of the atlas volume bound in front and back. Stipple-engraved portrait frontispiece to vol. I, large folding route map and 5 plates on 3 sheets to the atlas. Light shelf-wear, some foxing and browning, but overall a very good set. First edition. Caillié (1799-1838) was a very unlikely explorer indeed. The son of a baker, left alone in the world at the age of 11 when his mother died and his father was imprisoned, he was inspired by his reading of Robinson Crusoe to become an independent traveller in Africa. His first trip out to Senegal, and his attempt to join William Gray's expedition in the footsteps of Park ended in failure. However, after a sojourn in Guadeloupe, where a reading of Park's Travels convinced that his fortune lay in Africa, and a period as a clerk for a wine merchant in Bordeaux, he returned to Senegal determined to be the first European of the modern era to reach Timbuktu. Adopting the guise of an Egyptian carried off by Bonaparte's army to France, he spent eight months with the Brakna Moors, familiarizing himself with their customs and language, and when in 1826 the Société de Géographie offered a 10,000 franc reward to the first Frenchman to reach the desert city, he converted his meagre savings into gold, silver and trade goods and set off to claim his reward. He joined a Mandingo caravan and accompanied them as far as Timé, where he had to rest suffering from fever and scurvy, then early in 1828 joining "a caravan bound for Djenne to sell kola nuts" (Howgego). Reaching there in March, he proceeded by boat, reaching Kabara, the port of Timbuktu in April. "Caillié was sorely disappointed with what he saw; a dreary, sleepy little town on the edge of the desert, having none of the excitement or commerce that its fame had suggested." Leaving after just two weeks, he joined a 1,400 camel caravan for Morocco and finally reached Tangier in August, but found "some difficulty in convincing the French consul both of his story and his nationality" and had to be smuggled on board a sloop for home. With some effort he convinced E. M. Jomard and the six-man committee of the French Geographical Society of the authenticity of his story, and was eventually awarded the 10,000 franc reward, was a made a chevalier of the Légion d'Honneur and given a pension of 6,000 francs. His narrative was finally published, at public expense, in 1830, and proved to be better received in Britain than in his native land where "the French were forever to entertain doubts about the veracity of [his] travels." Two contemporary clippings from the French press arguing his case are tipped-in on the endpapers of the first volume of this set. In 1833 Caillié's pension was discontinued and he died penniless at Saint-Symphorien-du-Bois in 1838, never having returned to Africa. He probably paid the price for his honesty: he described the Timbuktu that he found, not the city of riches of the fabled past. An excellent set of this uncommon narrative, well-presented and with the superb large route map, often missing.

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        Aula Veneris. Sive Varietas Foeminini Sexus diversarum Europæ Nationum (The Court of Venus; or, Varieties of the Female Sex of the Different Nations in Europe)

      N.p., 1830. Octavo. 41ff. Illustrated with thirty-six mounted pen-and-ink drawings after etchings by Wenceslaus Hollar from the original 1644 publication. Most of these drawings have been heightened with watercolors. These renderings of Hollar's etchings are quite accomplished and compare favorably in a side-by-side comparison. A fuller appreciation of the skill that went into this exercise can be gained by looking at the facsimile of the original title-page, in which even the lettering has been faithfully reproduced. There is no indication as to the identity of the artist: several of the drawings bear the initials PC and the date 1830; there is, in addition, an ownership inscription of Elizabeth Cobbett on the front endpaper. Represented here is a cross-section of Hollar's original scope, a few of which are shown in several states of the original. In addition to the representations of women from various social strata, there is in this album one of Hollar's most unusual treatments: Mulier ex Virginia, or Virginian woman. This image shows a tattooed woman dressed in native attire. Bound in likely original straight-grained purple morocco with simple double-ruled gilt border to both panels. Spine in six compartments, lettered and ruled in gilt. A.e.g. Watercolor bookplate on front pastedown showing the Hillman family crest.

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      [Np, but United States, ca. 1830].. 12 x 16 inches, framed to 17 x 21 inches. Black paint on glass. Some light wear to frame. Very good. Pair of facing profile silhouette portraits, with Martha Washington on the left and George Washington on the right, framed in bordered ovals of worked design. The portraits are painted on the back of a glass panel in eglomise style. The figures are approximately six inches in height and appear to be after the famous portraits of the couple painted by James Sharples in 1798. James Sharples (1751-1811) was born in England and first exhibited at the Royal Academy in 1779. Twice widowed, Sharples married again in 1787, taking as his third wife Ellen Wallace, who had been his pupil. The Sharples came to the United States about 1793 and worked in Philadelphia and New York until 1801. James did pastel portraits, which he is said to have executed in about two hours. Ellen Sharples sometimes produced copies of these for clients who wished more than a single example. The Sharples family returned to England in 1801, where James and Ellen continued their work, but they returned once again to New York in 1809. James died there in 1811, whereupon Ellen and the children returned to England for the last time. It was probably in 1797 at Mount Vernon that James achieved his long-standing ambition of portraying George Washington, finally retired to private life after his second term as President. His painting shows the elderly Washington in profile, somberly dressed, a man weighed down beyond his years by the weight of his responsibilities. The resulting portrait proved to be so popular that both James and Ellen are said to have copied the image regularly in response to the demand. Portraits of the President and First Lady remained popular, as evidenced by this later pair of silhouettes after Sharples original works.

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        The Life of Reginald Heber, by His Widow. with Selections from His Correspondence, Unpublished Poems, and Private Papers; Together with a Journal of His Tour in Norway, Sweden, Russia, Hungary, and Germany, and a History of the Cossacks - [2 Volumes]

      New-York, Protestant Episcopal Press, 1830. 1st Edition. Description: 2 v. Front. (port. ) 23 cm. Uninked, impressed stamp to the title page. Related Names: Heber, Amelia Shipley. Finely bound both in half modern gilt-blocked polished calf-covered marble boards. A remarkably well-preserved set and highly uncommon. Scans and additional bibliographic details on request.

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        Cloudesley: a Tale, by the Author of "Caleb Williams"

      London: Henry Colburn and Richard Bentley, 1830. First edition. 3 vols., 12mo. xiv, 274; [ii], 282; [ii], 345. Bound without ads in volumes I and III. Contemporary quarter black calf and marbled boards. Endpapers foxed, upper joint of second volume repaired, otherwise a very nice copy. Front free endpapers bear the pencilled ownership inscription of James Wood. Wolff 2386 . Godwin's fifth novel, published when he was 74 years old. "Cloudesley is a story of deceit and usurpation, fraud and prolonged guilt; but, far more importantly, it is the story of how a man raises himself from crime to transcend not only his own past but the apparently inexorable laws of blood-relations and class divisions ... [it[ is the greatest example of a theme frequently returned to in Godwin's work, a theme obviously close to his heart: the ability of human beings to transcend the apparent logic of consanguinity and to form parental and filial relations with those to whom they are not related by blood." (Allen, Graham. "Cloudesley; A Tale". The Literary Encyclopedia)

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        Costumes of Austria. Fifty Plates Coloured from the Original Drawings

      London: John Murray, [circa 1830] [plates watermarked 1829]. Small 4to. (8 3/4 x 6 1/2 inches). Letterpress title, 50 hand-coloured engraved and aquatint plates after Alexander. Contemporary orange patterened cloth, titled in gilt on the upper cover. Rare issue of Alexander's famous work on the costume of Austria, with lovely hand coloured plates. This later and reduced-in-scale issue of Alexander's Picturesque Representations of the Dresses and Manners of the Austrians was published by John Murray circa 1830. The plates, however, retain their liveliness and are beautifully hand coloured. cf. Colas 78; cf. Abbey, Travel 71.

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        The Poetical Works of Sir Walter Scott

      Edinburgh: Printed for Cadell and Co., 1830., 1830. Complete in 11 volumes, 8vo. Fine contemporary binding by Root & Son in burgundy straight grain half morocco with gilt tooling and titles to spines, marbled boards and end papers, top edges gilt. Engraved frontispiece and title page to each volume. Boards a little rubbed. A lovely set.

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        Verzeichniss der Grossen Landes-Loge von Deutschland zu Berlin, der Stewards-Loge der von der Grossen Landes-Loge eingesetzten Provinzial-Logen so wie auch sämmtlicher unter Constitution der Grossen Loge arbeitenden St. Johannis-Logen und Nachweisung der Freimaurer-Logen für das Jahr 1830 und 1831 (-1838 und 1839)

      Berlin, Dietericische Buchdruckerei 1830 - 1839.. 9 Bde. Rückenbroschur. Wolfstieg, Suppl. I, 2307. - Seltenes Logenverzeichnis. - Etwas fleckig (bes. erste und letzte Bll., ein Heft am Titel stärker), sowie tlw. mit Anstreichungen.

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      [Np, but England. nd, but ca. 1830].. Handcolored etching, 13 1/2 x 9 3/4 inches. Edges closely trimmed (slightly affecting a few letters of title) and worn, corners cut. Colors bright and fresh, slight soiling to small portion of the image, margins age- toned. Mounted on two layers of backing paper. A good copy. Archivally matted, protected with mylar sheet. A fine satirical print by Henry Heath composed of two images illustrating a few of the difficulties for British emigrants in the tropics. The image on the left, "Rambling in a Wood enjoying the Beauties of retired Nature!," shows two Englishmen on a walk harassed by monkeys, scorpions, and snakes (including a brightly colored specimen wrapped around a tree). The companion image on the right, "Gardening under a Vertical Sun & worried by Musquitos!," shows three emigrants coping with mosquitoes while attempting to work in the mid-day sun. One man is swatting the insects with a shovel, a second attempts to protect himself with mosquito netting and a large hat, and the third is sitting down with fatigue. A black man in the background watches the three men with a smile. Drawn in a free, sketch-like style, with fine hand- coloring, the print provides a humorous view of British settlers in the tropics. Henry Heath, possibly the brother of watercolorist and caricaturist William Heath, was active as a draftsman, etcher, and lithographer between circa 1824 and 1850. "He was a versatile and imitative artist, working in the loose and coarse Heath manner between the years 1824-30. He did imitation caricatures in the style of John Doyle...and etched vignettes in the style of Cruikshank and lithographs in the style of Seymour from 1834. He was employed to make political caricatures by Spooner, the publisher, and his work was collected and published by Charles Tilt" - Houfe. Houfe, DICTIONARY OF 19th CENTURY BRITISH BOOK ILLUSTRATORS, p.173 (Heath). MACKENZIE, BRITISH PRINTS, p.155 (Heath).

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        [BWV 245]. Grosse Passions Musik nach dem Evangelium Johannis... vollständiger Klavierauszug von L. Hellwig. [Piano-vocal score]

      Berlin: T. Trautwein [PN 365]. [1830]. Oblong folio. 19th century marbled boards with circular dark red decorative leather label gilt to upper, yellow edges. 1f. (lithographic title by F. Sachse incorporating a decorative vignette), [1] (blank), 2- 101 pp. Engraved. & & Binding scuffed; edges reinforced with matching cloth tape; free front endpaper lacking. Early signature to lower outer corner of title trimmed. & & Very slightly worn; several lower outer corners very slightly lacking. With manuscript titling to upper edge very slightly bleeding into blank upper margins. An exceptionally good copy. . First Edition. Rare. Published one year before the full score. Schmieder 2 p. 436. Schneider p. 112. RISM B438 and BB438 (4 copies only). & & A masterpiece of sacred music, the St. John Passion was first performed at the Nikolaikirche in Leipzig on Good Friday, April 7, 1724. & & "... in everything which relates to musical style, in invention, and in the elaboration of the separate compositons, Bach proves himself to have reached the heights of ripe and perfect mastery [in the St. John Passion]. The treatment of the recitatives, as in the cantatas, is of Bach's best period." Spitta: The Life of Bach, Vol. 2, p. 529.

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        DESCRIPTION OF TREMONT HOUSE, With Architectural Illustrations

      Boston: Published by Gray and Bowen, 1830. First Edition Decorated throughout with 31 finely engraved full page illustrations. Folio, publisher’s original cloth backed paper over boards. The upper cover with printed paste-down lettered in black. [4], 36 pp. + 31 engraved plates on 31 leaves. Prone to the usual foxing of papers used during this period, this copy does have that typical evidence as is normal to the publication. The original binding has evidence of use and age. The first plate, rarely found intact in copies of the first edition is present in our copy. RARE FIRST EDITION AND THE PUBLIC WORK WHICH ANNOUNCED THE ARCHITECTURAL CREATION OF THE FIRST PALACE HOTEL BUILT ANYWHERE IN THE WORLD. The hotel opened its doors in October 1829 with a dollar-a-plate banquet at which Daniel Webster was present. Its designer, a young Yankee from Marshfield, Massachusetts, named Isaiah Rogers, had put a Doric porch on its front, with the result that for decades no self-respecting hotel owner dared to have anything but a Doric porch as the entrance his building; it became a sort of place-hotel trademark. An the entrances set a fashion which lasted for many decades as a trademark of luxury. The often missing engraving of Tremont House, present in our copy, was drawn by James Kidder. Kidder was a landscape artist, engraver, and aquatint printer of Boston. He produced an aquatint view of Boston Common, published in the June 1813 Polyanthus, an old-time Boston publication. Around 1823, he went to work for lithographer, publisher, and antiquarian Abel Bowen (1790-1850). Caleb Snow's 1825 A History of Boston... reproduces Kidder's Boston Common view as well as his South East View of Boston and New State House, both engraved by Abel Bowen. A Description of Tremont House, published in Boston in 1830 by Gray and Bowen, contains his Facade of the Tremont House, engraved by Annin & Smith. First editions of this important architectural work only rarely appear in the market and even more rarely with the Kidder engraving present as in our copy.

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        The Comic Annual

      London: Hurst, Chance and Co; A. H. Baily; Charles Tilt; Henry Colburn, 1830-1836, 1838-1841. First editions. 10 vols., 12mo (6 1/4 x 3 3/4 inches; 159 x 95 mm). Illustrated throughout by F. Branston, J.H. Reynolds, G. Cruikshank, etc. Bound in full crushed red morocco, gilt spines, with original covers bound in at back, a.e.g.. by Riviere. Fine. Bookplate of Mrs. L. Batten

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        THE COMIC ANNUAL (Complete in 11 Vols.)

      London: Hurst, Chance and Co.; A. H. Baily and Co.; Charles Tilt; Henry Colburn, 1830. An exceptionally good set. 1830-39 & 1842. All plates, vignettes, head and tail pieces hand-coloured (approximately 700 - by F. Branston, J.H. Reynolds, G. Cruikshank, etc.). The original wrappers bound in at the end, all original adverts retained. Fine, near contemporary, full speckled calf bindings by Root & Son, five raised bands to the spines, with gilt decorated compartments between, red and green titlle labels, gilt ruled borders to boards with gilt flower motif stamped to each corner, edge dentelles with wide inner dentelles; all edges gilt, fine marbled end papers. Bindings fine with minimal wear, spines slightly darker. Contents clean and tight, unmarked, no inscriptions. An outstanding set. Particulary scarce with all the illustrations coloured by hand.. First Edition. Hardback. Fine/No dust jacket. 12mo (10 x 16cm).

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        Wales Illustrated in a Series of Views (North & South Wales)

      London: Jones & Co, 1830 Comprising the picturesque scenery, towns, castles, seats of the nobility and gentry. 2 Volumes, both uniformly bound in red half leather, red marbled boards with gilt tooling, corners and edges lightly bumped and worn. Spines, have raised bands, attractive gilt tooling, titles in gilt, edges worn slightly. Internally, 224 views on 112 leaves, both volumes have red marbled end papers, bookplate of the Chester Guild to fpd's, text block edges in gilt. Volume 1, engraved titlepage with frontis of The Menai Straits, ink name at head, repair to margins of the engravings list, not paginated (B-2B1), 99 pp, 44 leaves of plates, 2 plates per leaf, very minimal foxing. Volume 2, South Wales, with engraved titlepage with vignette of Arthur's Stone, ink name at head dated 1840, not paginated (2C-3O1), 68 leaves of text, 67 leaves of plates, mostly 2 per plate. A good looking set. With a book label of the Chester Guild.(COPAC. WorldCat)Despite his popularity as an artist, Gastineau relied heavily on teaching, both privately and at various schools, and this income was further supplemented by the regular contribution of drawings to topographical publications. These included eighteen subjects for T. K. Cromwell's Excursions in the County of Kent (1822), thirteen scenes for W. H. Ireland's History of Kent (4 vols., 1829–30), numerous views for Jones & Co.'s Wales Illustrated in a Series of Views (2 vols., 1830–31), and, as late as 1860, he contributed nineteen works to John Tillotson's Picturesque Scenery in Wales. See ODNB for a full Bio.

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      [Np, but Pennsylvania. ca. 1830-1845].. Approximately 210pp. Folio. Contemporary suede, gilt, leather labels on spine and cover. Suede heavily rubbed and worn. Some very minor foxing and soiling, but generally quite bright and clean internally. Very good. Deed book containing fair copies of documents connected with the Little Schuylkill Railroad, comprised of over 200 pages of handwritten entries of deeds, patents, letters of attorney, mortgages, deed polls, and declarations of trust, dating from the late 18th and early 19th centuries. Founded by Friedrich List and Isaac Hiester in 1826 to build canals to link coal fields, the Little Schuylkill N.R.R. & C. Company expanded its operations in 1831 by opening a twenty-mile railroad connecting Tamaqua and Port Clinton in eastern Pennsylvania. Much later, in the 1860s, the company was purchased by the Philadelphia and Reading Railroad. This deed book of the very early railroad company is comprised of two parts. Part one contains an index of both grantors and grantees, plus nearly 160 pages of land records, some involving important Pennsylvanians, such as Benjamin Franklin (as president of the Supreme Executive Council of Pennsylvania, originally dated August 1786); Pennsylvania Governor Thomas Mifflin (as the first governor, originally dated 1794); Charles Albrecht, "musical Instrument maker"; Thomas McKean (a signer of the Declaration of Independence as the second governor of Pennsylvania, originally dated 1800); and Thomas Biddle (hero of the War of 1812 and brother of Second Bank of the United States President Nicholas Biddle). An entry on page forty-seven, originally dated 1786, contains land payment in Spanish silver milled dollars: "John Rheiner...standeth bound unto the said George William Steinhauer in the sum of Two thousand six hundred and sixty six Spanish Silver milled Dollars...each Dollar weighing at least seventeen penny weights and six grains of fine Silver." Part two, nearly fifty pages in length, comprises a "Schedule of Land papers in the Office of the Little Schuylkill Navigation Rail Road and Coal Company. January 17th, 1834." An interesting piece of Pennsylvania railroad history.

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        Lawrie Todd; Or, The Settlers in the Wood. In three volumes

      London - Henry Colburn, 1830 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. First edition. A first edition and complete set of Galt's novel aboutthe founding of aNew York settlement. First Edition. Complete in three volumes. John Galt (2 May 1779 11 April 1839) was a Scottish novelist, entrepreneur, and political and social commentator. Born in Irvine, in Ayrshire, Galt was the son of a naval captain. He was a first cousin of Captain Alexander Allan. When his family relocated to Malden in 1789, Galt became an apprentice and junior clerk, writing essays and stories for local journals in his spare time. He moved to London in 1804 to seek his fortune and in 1809 began studying law at Lincoln's Inn. While subsequently traveling in Europe, Galt met and befriended Lord Byron. On his return to London, Galt wrote an account of his travels, which met with moderate success. Decades later, he would also publish the first full biography of Lord Byron. Galt's novels are best known for their depiction of Scottish rural life, tinged with ironic humour. Because he was the first novelist to deal with issues of the industrial revolution he has been called the first political novelist in the English language. He was the father of Sir Alexander Tilloch Galt of Montreal. Condition: In halfcalf bindings with marbled boards. Externally, a trifle rubbed. Rear joint of volume I is cracked. Hinges slightly strained. Internally, firmly bound. Foxed to the first and last few pages but otherwise generally clean with a few scattered spots. Overall: GOOD..

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        Buteo Teesa. Teesa Buzard. 1. Young. 2. Old Bird

      1830-1835.. Lithograph, handcolored, image approximately 16 x 11 1/2 inches on sheet size 18 1/2 x 12 1/2 inches. A few 1/8 inch closed binding holes to mid left edge (not affecting image), very good condition. A stunning image by Waterhouse Hawkins, contrasting great precision in the lithography of the two buzzards with a broad artistic treatment of the rocks upon which the two birds are perched. The feathers are various shades of brown and white with bright yellow feet. It was published in John Edward Gray: Illustrations of Indian Zoology Chiefly...from the Collection of Major-General Hardwicke (1830-1835). The lithograph was printed by Graf & Soret. .

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        Narrative of an Ascent to the Summit of Mont Blanc, on the Eighth and Ninth of August, 1827

      London: Longman, Rees, Orme, Brown, and Green 1830, 2nd Edition. () x,148pp. Very good. Octavo. Bound in contemporary half calf and marbled boards. 19 plates. 3 folding coloured maps. 2 foldout comparative tables in colour. All single page plates are mounted proofs. A very slight bit of soiling on a few leaves. A couple of old repairs to the folding plates. Inscribed to Mrs. Perceval with the authors complts. Sept 1830. Neate A75. "Auldjo made the 19th ascent of Mont Blanc and was the first to popularize Mont Blanc." A number of the illustrations are based on the authors sketches. With the bookplate of John Bell Sedgwick..

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