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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.

      [Bookseller: William Reese Company - Americana]
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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.

      [Bookseller: Adrian Harrington Rare Books]
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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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        Publius Virgilius Maro varietate lectionis et perpetua adnotatione illustratus a Christ. Gottl. Heyne ... curavit Ge. Phil. Eberard. Wagner

      Lpz./London, Hahn/Black, Young & Young 1830-33.. Editio Quarta. 5 vols. (cplt.!) gr.-8°. CLX, 698 2); 1 Bl., 1044 (2) u. 1 Taf.; 1 Bl., 901 (1) u. 1 Karte; XVI, 749 (3) S.; L, 528 S. HLdr. d. Zt., Mit Rückengoldpräg. Eckabschn. a. d. Titelbll. ergänzt. Stockfleckig Enthält: Bd. 1: Bucolica et Georgica. 2. Bd.: Aenidis Libri I-VI. 3. Bd.: Aenidis LibriVII-XII. et Index Notarum. 4. Bd.: Carmoina minora quaestiones virgilanae et notitia literaria. 5. Bd.: Publi Vergili Maronis Opera ad pristinam, quoad eius fieri potuit, orthographiam revocata, cet.

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        Travels in Peru

      London - Henry Colburn and Richard Bentley, 1830 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. First edition. A first edition of Temple's account of the time he spent living in and travelling around Peru. In it, he describes thevoyage to Buenos Aires and the crossing to Argentina. Potosi was claimed at the time of Argentina and Bolivia's liberation movement. The plates depict scenes from the life of the people, costumes and archaeological objects. Complete with eightplates and vignette illustrations throughout. Complete in two volumes. Condition: Rebound in red cloth with original spine labels. Externally in lovely condition. Internally, firmly bound. Institutional stamps of 'Long Island Historical Society' to title pages. Pages are mainly bright and clean, with just some marginal browning and the odd bit of light foxing. Overall: VERY GOOD.

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        Travels in Various Parts of Peru, including a Year's Residence in Potosi. [Two Volumes]

      London: Henry Colburn and Richard Bentley, 1830. First edition. Red buckram, gilt titles. Very good copies, accession numbers on spines recolored, faint institutional rubber stamp on rear pastedowns, scattered foxing, one plate heavily spotted else most quite clean and bright. 8vo. Illus. with 8 uncolored aquatint plates, 1 map, and 17 wood engraved vignettes. Temple traveled to South America in 1825 as art of a mining venture which ultimately failed. Much about Bolivia and Argentina: "Many humorous and picturesque incidents and descriptions," Cox p. 343. Provenance: New York Historical Society (Swann Sale October 6, 1978, lot 664. Palau 329950. Abbey Travel 725. Sabin 94660. Cox 3747. Lowndes VI 2602.

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        Andrew Jackson SIGNED HUGE 1830 Vellum LAND GRANT w/Seal FRAMED

      0001-01-01 00:00:00. Unknown Unknown. Very Good. Andrew Jackson Autograph Document Signed Manuscript/Document. SIGNED AS PRESIDENT Beautifully Framed! Uncommon, LARGE, 26 x 15-1/4 inches. Manuscript Land Grant SIGNED Andrew Jackson, on Vellum. November 28, 1830, to enable the Officers and Soldiers of the Virginia Line in Continental Establishment to obtain titles to certain lands... Embossed Seal intact, intended cut circular hole at the bottom blank area. Large, BOLD signature by President Jackson! Some rubbing and light wear. Very Good Overall.

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        1830 Andrew Jackson SIGNED VA Line Land Grant (ADS)

      0001-01-01 00:00:00. Unknown Unknown. Very Good. Washington. December 8, 1830. One sheet (20 x 27 inches). Jackson signs issuing land to Capt. Samuel Bell pursuant to the Act of Congress passed in August of 1790. This particular document represents the more scarce handwritten (secretarial) text containing the boundaries of the 1000 acre land appointment. Typical folds and toning to edges. Overall very clean with bright signature. Counter signed by Elijah Hayward as Commissioner of the General Land Office. Published by N/A

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      - JUSTICE OLIVER WENDELL HOLMES JR.'S DESK (HOLMES, OLIVER WENDELL, Jr.) American Mahogany Butler's Desk from the Homes family home at 296 Beacon Street, Boston.American, ca. 1830. Mahogany. 43 (h) x 47 (w) x 23 (d) inches. Some wear, some loss of veneer. Rectangular top over a fall front pull-out desk fitted with small drawers and pigeonholes over three long drawers resting on bracket feet. Oliver Wendell Holmes Jr. lived with his father at 296 Beacon Street in Boston during the physician-poet's declining years. After his father's death in 1892, he inherited the house and continued to live there. The son was childless and his father had only one grandchild, Edward Jackson "Ned" Holmes, born in 1873. In 1897, Ned, then studying law at Harvard, married Mary Beaman (daughter of Charles Cotsworth Beaman). Writing to a friend shortly before the wedding, O. W. Holmes Jr. observed, "I am rather interested by my nephew [Ned]-my only near relation," and a month later he noted, "The nephew is still sub judice as to how much I shall care for him. . . . he is a good lad and if he has some children, which seems to be his function, and my father's race is not destined to extinction, I may find myself becoming more interested and optimistic." In 1903, when Holmes moved to Washington to join the Supreme Court, Ned and Mary moved from 245 Beacon Street into the Holmes family house at 296 Beacon Street. Laid into one of the desk drawers is a pair of letters dated 1927 addressed to Uncle Ned and Aunt Mary Beaman, at 296 Beacon Street, from their nephew, young Charlie Cotsworth Beaman. Oliver Wendell Holmes, Jr. became sick with pneumonia in 1935, and Ned came down from Boston to see him. The jurist died on March 6, 1935. It was only natural that the family desk be bequeathed to Ned, his "only near relation," who, though without children himself, had relatives on his wife's side, the Beamans. The Beaman family continued to own the desk until we acquired it. PROVENANCE. This handsome American mahogany desk was once owned by Supreme Court Justice Oliver Wendell Holmes (1841-1935) and has the following family provenance: 1) Oliver Wendell Holmes Jr., to his nephew 2) "Ned" Holmes and his wife Mary Stacy Beaman; to her daughter 3) Mary Stacy Beaman Lagercrantz at Blow-Me-Down Farm, Cornish, NH, now part of the Saint-Gaudens National Historic Site; 4) Charles Cotsworth Beaman V of Camden, SC.

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        This New Map of England & Wales Compiled from the latest Surveys, is Respectfully Dedicated To The Queen, By Her Majesty’s Most Obedient Servant, Robert Seaton

      London: Engraved and Published for the Proprietor by J. & C. Walker, 9 Castle Street, Holborn. [c. 1830]. . Image dimensions 123 x 96 cm, overall dimensions 127 x 97.5 cm. A most decorative map of England and Wales with original hand colour marking out the counties. Large vignette illustration of Windsor Castle to upper right corner. Elaborate border featuring cornerpiece vignettes of Canterbury Cathedral, York Minster, Westminster Abbey and St. Paul’s, plus 28 illustrations of notable British personages from throughout history. The whole dissected into 40 sections and mounted on linen, blue cloth panel to one of the folded end sections (the other missing), folds into matching cloth slipcase. Extremities of case rubbed. Some occasional creasing at section edges, one more so than the others. A lovely map. A version with a slightly different title - “New Map of England and Wales, with the adjacent countries ...” - listed in the BL catalogue with an attributed date of 1830.& The illustrations to the border include writers such as Shakespeare, Milton and Byron along with Sir Isaac Newton, the Duke of Wellington and other luminaries.

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      [Ascension]: [ca. s]. 1830 - Watercolor on paper. Approximately 15 x 22 3/4 inches, irregularly shaped. Chipped along edges; 1 1/2-inch vertical tear in the sky at top-center, and another 1 1/2-inch horizontal tear in the water at far-right center. Framed and matted. Very good. An attractive watercolor view of a small coastal fort and settlement, probably at Ascension Island in the South Atlantic Ocean. The painting, a bird's-eye perspective facing the sea, shows an austere coastal landscape in reds and browns, with a Union Jack flying from the small fort on a hill near the settlement of one and two- story buildings. In the foreground, a gentleman in a colorful suit stands with a staff or pike, and others survey the scene with a telescope. Near the structures, waves crash upon a sandy and rocky shore, and four ships sail in the distance. A later ink inscription on the verso of the painting reads, "Ascension," and the scene strongly suggests Ascension Island in the South Atlantic, part of the British dependency of St. Helena, and an important stopping point for ships rounding the Cape of Good Hope throughout the age of sail. Few images of Ascension have survived from this early period.

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      Manzanillo, Cuba. Sept. 10, 1830.. 18pp. Folio. Loose leaves of manuscript. Old fold lines. Light wear and soiling. Very good. A manuscript history and description of the municipality of Manzanillo in southeast Cuba, offering a description of the streets and physical layout, the houses of various classes and racial groups, the military and naval garrison, agricultural products of the surrounding region (with mention of farmers being expelled by landlords and in need of government aid), hurricanes, disease, etc. The author notes that much land is still available for exploitation, and an expansion of slavery is advised.

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        Lecciones de fortificacion de Campaña, Sacadas de la Obras Modernas que tratan del arte militar, y particularmente de la obra clasica francesa titulada diario del oficial de ingenieros

      Paris: Libreria Americana, 1830. First edition. Period quarter calf over marbled boards, gilt decorations on spine. Boards rubbed, signature on title page, faint dampstain to early leaves, later foxing and spotting, but still about very good. 24mo. Twelve lectures on field fortifications. Not in José Almirante: Bibliografía militar de España (1876) which shows a companion title published the same year (Lecciones de diseño militar, sacadas ...oficial de ingenieros). Very scarce. OCLC, Copac, KVK,and other search of European and South American Libraries reveal only a single copy at the BN France. Not in NUC. Dionisio Hidalgo: Diccionario general de bibliografía española, III, p. 496. Not in Palau.

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        Scorta del Piloto Sardo ovvero Teoria della Navigazione.

      Genova, Stamperia Franchelli, 1830. In 4to (cm. 20,4); mz. pelle dell?Ottocento con fregi e tit. in oro al dorso; veliero in xilografia al front.; pp. VIII, 447 (1) + 28 pp. di tabelle + 6 tavole ripiegate inc. in rame di figure: Emisfero settentrionale e meridionale e fig. geometriche. Delle maree, Registri di bordo, Bussola e sua variazione, Degli instrumenti per l?osservazione degli astri, Della sfera armillare, de? suoi circoli...

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        The Friend of Australia; or, a Plan for exploring the Interior

      London,: Hurst, Chance and Co., 1830.. Octavo, with a large folding map and five double-page handcoloured aquatint plates; a very good copy in early brown half calf, morocco spine label chipped, expertly rebacked with most of original spine laid down, an appealing copy from the library of Henry White of Belltrees with his bookplate. Scarce first edition of this eccentric but significant proposal for the exploration of the Australian interior, the supreme monument to the speculative geography of the 1820s and 1830s.Maslen, a retired English lieutenant who had served in India, presents an ideal of exploration including the discovery of a fertile and accessible land in the centre of Australia, and proposes idealised settlements there, all absurdly impossible but all lovingly described and illustrated on the map and plates.Maslen's discussion of his proposed expedition into the interior includes surmises about the probable nature of the local tribes, the types of flora and fauna, and the advantages of the camel in exploration. He goes into great detail regarding the design of new communities for the inland, built on principles of order and diversity. It is an extensive work, its glory the large imaginary map of the Australian continent, with a vast inland sea and 'The Great River, or, The Desired Blessing', whose delta enters the sea on the north coast. One of the beautiful series of plates shows the plan of his new townships while another proposes a flag for New South Wales.As it happens, it is also an important text in the question of European interaction with the Aboriginal tribes, not least because of Maslen's extensive but lunatic notions for their education and radical assimilation: he hopes that he can achieve this through his quite serious plan to educate Aboriginal children in Madras. Maslen also includes an interesting list of books on Australian voyages that he recommends, from Dampier to Flinders (noting of the latter that there have been so many requests that 'I think it would answer the purpose of any publisher to re-print a facsimile edition of it...'). In fact the book is so replete with practical advice on every subject from cannibalism to a colonial aristocracy that it makes a curiously apt introduction to the whole subject of Australian inland exploration.Only 250 copies were printed (so states a Smith, Elder advertisement of 1833) but even this small edition did not sell and a proportion of the edition was converted into a re-issue in 1836, with new title-page and preface.Ferguson, 1379; Wantrup , 117a.

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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 . . .

      Chez Lecerf et Chez Blanchard, Paris 1830 - 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. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Pedigrees of the Families in the County of Kent [2 vols]

      London: Sherwood, Gilbert, and Piper, 1830. Spines professionally rebacked, with original boards and title plates to boards intact. Previous owner's signature to the lower edge of each of the front board title plates. Volume two is missing pages 505-510 of the Index, with the lower portion of pages 501-504 missing.. Original Boards. Very Good/No Jacket. Folio - over 12" - 15" tall.

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        Charges diplomatiques"

      Lithographie bei Louis Rocca, Leipzig um 1830. 17.5x16 cm. - Zeit für neue Ideen 34 - Karikatur aus der Zeit der europäischen Freiheitsbewegungen auf den Freiheitskampf der Griechen gegen das Türkische Reich und die europäischen Machthaber, die Russland am Eingreifen hindern. Ein mit einem Dolch bewaffneter Osmane hält einen Griechen am Boden fest. Dieser verteidigt sich mit den Worten: "Je te par donne embrassons nous et que ca finisse." Im Hintergrund zwei sich bekämpfende europäische Diplomaten. Ein dritter versucht die Streitenden zu trennen, während ein Soldat unbeteiligt zuschaut. Das Bild übt Kritik an der mangelnden Hilfe der westeuropäischen Länder für Griechenland. Der Freiheitskampf der Griechen wurde in Deutschland und in Rußland, das einen ungehinderten Zugang zu den Dardanellen wünschte, stark unterstützt. So garantierten Frankreich, England und Rußland auf der Londoner Konferenz vom 3.2.1830 als Schutzmächte die Unabhängigkeit des Landes. Die griechische Nationalversammlung wählte 1832 Otto, den Sohn von Ludwig I. von Bayern, zum König, um weitere Bürgerkriege zu vermeiden.

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        The Poetical Works of Sir Walter Scott, Baronet: In Eleven Volumes,complete,1830,Morroco leather

      VG full morroco leather. Cadell 1830. complete 11 volume set. Hardcovers. Marbled end-papers and edges, dentilled, each book has frontispiece. Books are tight, covers are clean with some loss to spine labels, no markings inside except owner bookplate, pages clean with light foxing

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        Italy A Poem

      London: for T. Cadell, Jennings and Chaplin and E. Moxon, 1830. First Edition First Printing . Hardcover. Near Fine/Near Fine. 8vo - over 7¾ - 9¾" tall. J. M. W. Turner, R. A. and Thomas Stothard, R. A. bound by L. Broga. This is a stunning book with minimal flaws. There some foxing on the title page and preface, some rare foxing internally and some very light soil on the slip case. Otherwise this exquisite book is clean, tight, square with sharp corners and unmarked in an equally fine cloth covered, felt lined slip case. The end papers are covered in light orange silk. The gilt decorated, brown leather of the binding continues over the boards to frame the cloth covered paste downs. The brown leather is inlaid with marvelous gilt designs with small flowers. The motif continues on the spine where there are five raised bands. The 284, bright, clear pages (gilt edged at the top) are extensively illustrated in black and white and as the author says in the preface "With respect to the embellishments of this volume they require no praise of his. The two artists, who have contributed so much to give it value, would have done honor to any age or country." We have called it a first edition although the author in preface notes "Much of it was published as it was written on the spot. He has since revised it throughout, and added many stories from the old Chroniclers and many notes Illustrative of the manners, customs and superstitions. This referencing the 48 pages of notes at the rear.

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        Album amicorum of Victor Hugo and his circle.

      N. p., c. 1830. - Oblong 4to. Contemp. red morocco, spine, covers leading edges and inner dentelle elaborately gilt, front cover showing crowned monogram "F.C.". Green moirée silk endpapers. All edges gilt. Comprises eight inscriptions (some mounted) by members of Hugo's circle, including Marie Nodier ("Le printemps est fini [.]", ½ p.), Félix Lecler ("Confiance", 1883, 1 p.), Louis Boulanger ("[Ode à Victor Hugo]", 1 p.), Auguste Souillard Saint-Valry ("Ode à Mr le Cte de Peyronnée", 1 p.), and, finally, Victor Hugo himself, represented by the last stanza of his poem "Ô mes lettres d'amour, de vertu, de jeunesse": "Oublions! oublions! Quand la jeunesse est morte, | Laissons-nous emporter par le vent qui l'emporte | A l'horizon obscur, | Rien ne reste de nous; notre oeuvre est un problème. | L'homme, fantôme errant, passe sans laisser même | Son ombre sur le mur!" - Several of the contributors counted among Hugo's circle of friends: Marie Nodier travelled to Switzerland with him; Louis Boulanger was the official painter of the Hugo family; Auguste Souillard Saint-Valry was a childhood friend of Hugo's and later trustee of his literary estate. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Platycercus Palliceps. Paleheaded Parrakeet. In the Possession of Mr. Leadbeater

      London.. No date. [1830- 1832].. Lithograph, handcolored, sheet size 21 x 13 3/4 inches (image approx. 17 3/4 x 11 3/4 inches). Matburn at edge of sheet (just outside the image at left and right), two creases at lower left corner, 1 inch tear at lower edge (not affecting the image), scattered light foxing, light toning to verso of sheet. Overall image area is clean and bright, making a beautiful display. An exquisite image by the 19th century master of ornithological art, Edward Lear, of "The Book of Nonsense" fame. This lithograph was drawn and lithographed by Lear for his "Illustrations of the family of Psittacidae, or parrots: the greater part of them species hitherto unfigured" and was printed by Charles Hullmandel. .

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      - From a journal kept by a lady three year’s actual residence. London Harvey and Darton. 1830. In 8.º de 18x10,5 cm. Com iv-275-[xvi] pags. Encadernação da época com lombada e cantos em pele. Ilustrado com 4 gravuras coloridas manualmente apresentado as mesmas 8 vistas panorâmicas. [EN] Illustrated with 4 hand colored plates with 8 views. Location/localizacao: 1

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        Letter signed ("F MB").

      Berlin, 9. IV. 1830. - 4to. 4 pp. on double leaf. Via Carl Klingemann to the German Orientalist Friedrich Rosen (1805-1837) in London, sharing his observations on the cold and malicious nature of the Berliners. The composer laments about the way the denizens seem to make it a point to treat the artists poorly during performances: "On the Festival you already know the details from Klingemann; it has become one of our dearest recollections, and I think it is my best composition. A few weeks later the surgeon declared my knee to be completely cured, and I thought I would be leaving shortly, but then the bitter cold came and I postponed the journey and began a large work (a symphony for orchestra, on which I worked a lot every day; it isn't quite finished, but I hope I can finish it before my departure, as I have already begun the last movement. My illness surprised me a few days before my departure, I had already taken my leave and had started to pack; now I'll have to postpone that at least a fortnight longer, but then I think I can leave; my plan is to go from here via Weimar to Munich, then through the Tyrol to Vienna; from Vienna I intend to go to Venice and Upper Italy in the middle or toward the end of summer, and then I think I'll spend next winter in Rome and Naples, then in the spring, if it is permitted to spend so much time on a plan, go to Paris and then to London from time to time, where there may be much smoke and fog and great crowds and poverty, but where pretty nice people live, too, and where I wasn't so bad off for a year. But will I find the same people there then? On this, as on your whole Let (that is Sanscrit for the future) I ask you to let [me] know a lot, also about everything which is dear and precious to me in London, and about our friends at some length. For you have a sharp eye, professor, and when you are sitting on the blue sofa, or silently making tea, or modestly gliding to and fro in the halls of the university with a light red [folder] and a long black robe, you will still make your accurate remarks and comments, and I expect more from you than from many a Berlin lady. What I have to tell you about Berlin, at last, is little and not pleasant, the people are cold, malicious, and make it a point of honor never to be content; even when [Henriette] Sonntag performed recently she was received quite coldly and was palpably slighted in favor of the others in the cast; her sister, who performed the next evening, was almost completely hissed from the stage, for which the other faction took revenge, and in their first scene (in Othello), all the participants were hissed at and Mme. Sonntag had a curtain call, and at that they speak, think, and do nothing differently than Mme. Sonntag and the factions for and against her. But is such formation of factions something a reasonable and interested public should do and doesn't it spoil any enjoyment of the work of art and all joy of the artist? But that's how they are in big and little things, and the Flower Market that opened yesterday in the University Gardens, for which a single gardener has obtained a monopoly, is just as good a proof of it as the dearth of operas other than by Spontini and Auber for which the Royal Theater has in turn obtained a monopoly, and like the monotony of the parties and conversations here; God will improve this when He has nothing to do but that, but I'm afraid He'll get other things and so much to reform that the Berliners' turn won't come for a long time, so for now they are good enough. Let me know what the Johnstons are doing, whether Ritter is still the same as back then, and whether Mühlenfels has been successfully introduced to society and speaks French with Federita. Let me know, too, about the stone monkeys, the wooden chairs from King Edmund the Cannibal's time, and the scraped-off portraits. My chests from England arrived a few days ago and filled me with longing again. Have you been back to Atwood's again since then, and did you entertain th [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        Original George Cruikshank Watercolor of a Seventeenth Century Cavalier

      - A colorful portrait of a mid-17th century cavalier by the master illustrator, George Cruikshank. N.d., circa 1830. Other than the man holding a long pike in his gloved hand, he might also have stepped out of "The Three Musketeers". The cavalier guard is flamboyantly dressed, with the wide brimmed, floppy cockaded hat of the day and flairing boots with long spurs attached. Measuring 26 by 15 cm, 10.5 by 5.75 inches. On a board, and signed by Cruikshank. The edges of the board are worn.

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        Autograph letter signed to Giuseppe Pasta, husband of the renowned soprano Giuditta Pasta (1797-1865)

      2 pp. Octavo. Addressed "Mio caro Peppino" and dated Moltrasio, July 15, no year but ca. 1830. & & Bellini has just received a letter from Rubini (most probably the Italian tenor Giovanni Battista Rubini 1794-1854) with sad news regarding the health of Bellini's mistress, Giuditta Turina's sister Rosina: "I hasten to write to you to avoid any shock to Signora Giuditta Turina because it is doubtful whether or not her sister Rosina is or is not among the living... Her mother is coming and perhaps bringing some news with her. Please ask everyone to appear unaware of this tragedy... I don't know... how dear Giuditta will receive this news..."& & Slightly worn; lightly creased at folds; one small stain to outer margin just touching several letters; one edge slightly ragged with no loss of text; small decorative rectangular stamp of previous owner ("H. Prior") to blank margin of verso. . "At a performance of [Bellini's melodrama] Bianca e Fernando in Genoa - very probably the première - he had been introduced by the Marchese Giuseppina de' Lomellini Tulot to the twenty-five-year-old Giuditta Turina, who had come to Genoa without her husband to attend the inauguration of the Teatro Carlo Felice, and whom he had heard about from Marianna Pollini in Milan." Weinstock: Bellini, p. 60 & & "... for extended periods between 1828 and 1833 Bellini lived without expense in the home of his mistress, Giuditta Turina, a young and wealthy married woman. He had met Turina in Genoa in 1828 and he became her lover by September of that year, as Bellini recounted with surprising candour in a letter to Florimo. The liaison was discreet without being secretive: although Turina's husband and parents probably accepted Bellini's residence in their homes, she did not accompany Bellini on his travels except in the last few years of their relationship. Turina's character and the nature of the relationship remain mysterious, partly because Florimo destroyed many letters containing personal disclosures. However, one thing the letters make clear is that having a married mistress suited Bellini perfectly, in that Turina provided a limited emotional contact who could never make excessive demands nor threaten to compete with his career."& & "Partly thanks to the support of Turina (including her canny management and investment of his earnings), Bellini was able to compose more slowly than most of his contemporaries." Mary Ann Smart et al in Grove online& & Francesco Florimo (1800-1888), an Italian librarian, musicologist, teacher and composer, was an intimate of many of the leading musical figures of his day, including Rossini, Donizetti and Verdi. The fact that he destroyed many letters linking Bellini with Turina renders the present letter especially interesting.

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        He mau Himeni Hawaii: he mea hoolea'i i ke Akua mau, ia Iehova

      Oahu,: Na na Misionari I Pai, 1830.. Duodecimo, 108 pages, dusted and a little foxed, neat stamp to verso of title-page; a good copy in modern quarter buckram over paper boards, leather spine label. An attractive and early work printed at the famous Mission Press in Oahu: the title translates as "Hawaiian Hymns, praising the true God, Jehovah."The first press in Hawaii had been set up by Elisha Loomis in 1822, and although titles were printed in very large print runs, surviving examples from the first decade of Hawaiian printing are now very scarce.This is the fifth edition of this work, which includes 100 hymns, numbered in Roman numerals. Although reset, the work closely follows the fourth edition of 1828, which was the first to include 100 hymns (see Forbes 692). Hiram Bingham - who was repsonsible for the translations into Hawaiian - had written of the fourth edition that these 'are partly translations of favorite hymns in use in our churches, partly paraphrases or translations from select passages of scripture poetry and partly original, intended to bring home the invitations, doctrines and duties of the Gospel, to exhibit the character of God, the beauty and excellence of the Redeemer and in various forms to express the feelings of piety in the language of penitence, faith, hope, joy, gratitude, praise, supplication and adoration.'.Forbes, 'Hawaiian National Bibliography', 751; Judd and Bell, 53.

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        Album de la jeunesse

      Paris,: Gide Fils, circa, 1830.. Oblong quarto, with 60 engravings; some foxing, but a beautiful copy in original boards, professionally restored at the hinges, ex libris Paul Gavault. A very rare and beautiful French children's book, with wonderful Australian plates including six based closely on Clark's Foreign Field Sports. This work is not recorded by Ferguson, nor by Muir, and this copy belonged at one time to Paul Gavault, editor of the Gumuchian catalogue of children's books, and has his bookplate.Legrand's Album was a very fine production, and a relatively early one for books of this type; the chapters on natural history, whaling (with four plates), botany, ethnography, geography, and minerals, are profusely illustrated with 60 full-page engravings, including a double-hemisphere world map with geological features in the lower margin, and an astronomical chart with a pretty volvelle showing the earth orbiting the sun. Roughly a third of the plates, including six Australian scenes of Aborigines hunting and fishing, are drawn from J.H. Clark's Foreign Field Sports, originally published in London several years earlier, and it is evident that Clark's original descriptions were also used in translation in the accompanying letterpress.Gumuchian, 3689; not in Ferguson; not in Muir.

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        Humming Birds: Painted by Elizabeth Symonds

      Pengethly, [ca 1830]. 4to., (9 4/8 x 7 4/8 inches). Fine album of 49 original graphite, watercolour and gouache drawings of nests and birds, heightened with gum arabic, each numbered and with accompanying tissue guard captioned with both Latin and English names for the birds. Original green morocco, gilt, all edges gilt (spine a little scuffed). Provenance: with the engraved book label of Mildred Bliss - Dumbarton Oaks, on the front paste-down; with the pencilled inscription "Examined by Major Michael Symonds (born at Pengethly) 14 Oct. 1957, and his wife" at the foot of the title-page. An album of extremely fine and accomplished watercolours of hummingbirds by Elizabeth Symonds, probably the wife of the Rev. Thomas Powell Symonds, of Pengethly (later Manor) whom she married in 1816. Since Christopher Columbus first recorded seeing a hummingbird in his journal of October 21, 1492: "Little birds... so different from ours it is a marvel", Europeans have been fascinated by this "[G]littering fragment of the rainbow, moving on humming winglets through the air, suspended as if by magic in it, flitting from one flower to another" (John James Audubon). During the 19th-century it was common to keep menageries of these birds, the best known of which was kept by the celebrated John Gould "The climax of Gould's career as the impresario of Victorian ornithology was an exhibition of his collection of stuffed humming-birds in a specially erected building in the Zoological Society's gardens at Regent's Park...Gould wrote of his early fascination with humming-birds, 'these wonderful works of creation': 'my thoughts were often directed to them in the day, and my night dreams have not unfrequently carried me to their native forests in the distant country of America'" (Diana Donald: 'Picturing Animals in Britain' page 59). For more information about this book, or a warm welcome to see it and other books in our library at 72nd Street, NYC, please contact Kate Hunter, M.A. Oxon, in the Rare Book Department .

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        Ansichten aus Griechenland

      [Karlsruhe, C. Frommel 1830].. qu.-kl.-4°. Gest. Tit., 30 Stahstich-Taf. auf Chinapapier. v. J. Poppel mit je 1 Textbl. Spät. HLn.-Bd. Tit. etw. staubfleckig, sonst in sehr gutem Zustand. Mit eh. Widmung des Stahl- u. Kupferstechers Jean Poppel a. d. flieg. Vors.

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        Halb-Plan Karte des Gebirges von der Landskrone in der Ober Lausnitz bis zum Húndsrúck in Maehren mit Inbegriff der Gegend zwischen der Elbe und Aupe, des Zobten Gebirges, und des Graetzberges bis zur Oder von Leubus bis Breslau

      Kupferstich-Karte von Kolpakoff und Froloff nach Karl Friedrich Wilhelm von Diebitsch-Narten um 1830. 83.5x149 cm. - Tooley 2 Bd. 1 S. 370 - GV1700-1910 Bd. 28, 414 - Großformatige Karte, die in 9 einzelnen Kartenblättern gedruckt erschien. Zusammengesetzt ergeben die Blätter eine Karte des Riesengebirges mit Iser-, Katzbach-, Heuscheuer- und Eulengebirge zwischen Görlitz, Naumburg, Bunzlau, Liegnitz, Breslau, Zobten, Frankenstein, Glatz, Mittenwalde, Jaromirz, Kratzau, Reichenberg und Herrnhut. Unten links Zeichenerklärung und Höhenprofil der Gebirge von Nordosten, vom Zobtenberg aus gesehen, die Legende hierzu führt 180 Erhebungen auf.Karl Friedrich Wilhelm Freiherr von Diebitsch-Narten (1738 Wittenberg - 1822 Farkola bei St. Petersburg), lt. Recke/Napiersky 1859 ist das Hans Friedrich Ehrenpreis von Diebitsch-Narten, war von 1756 - 1798 in preussischen Kriegsdiensten, er nahm an Schlachten des Siebenjährigen Krieges in Schlesien teil und gehörte später als Oberstlieutenant zur Suite Friedrichs des Großen, ab 1798 wechselte er als Generalmajor in die russische Armee, er war Ritter mehrerer Orden und Verfasser militärischer Schriften.Die 9 Kartenblätter wurden je in 9 Segmenten auf Leinen gezogen. Ortsnamen vereinzelt mit Unterstreichungen. Im weißen Papierrand leicht stockfleckig. Von dieser Karte konnten von uns in Museumsbesitz nur drei weitere, im Handel keine Exemplare festgestellt werden.

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