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        Panorama von Coblenz.

      - Aquatinta v. Th. Beck b. Hermann sche Buchhandlung, Frankfurt a.M., um 1830, 8,5 x 53 cm Kleinere Einrisse außerhalb der Darstellung ** Photos auf Wunsch im JPG-Format erhältlich.**

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        THE POETICAL WORKS OF ALEXANDER POPE

      J. J. Woodward, Philadelphia 1830 - Wear to original boards. Brodart style covering taped to endpapers & boards. Occasional foxing and browning; Includes Pope's translation of Homer and the life of the author by Dr. Johnson, complete in this volume; 8vo; 484 pages [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Carte Réduit de la Mer Méditerranée et de la Mer Noire.

      Parigi 1830 - Grande carta nautica del Mediterraneo, composta da 4 fogli imperiali ancora da unire. Il capitano Pierre Lapie (1777-1850) fu dapprima ufficiale del Corp Impérial des Ingenieurs Géographes, quindi topografo per il Depot de la Guerre e infine geografo ufficiale del Re. In collaborazione con Jean Baptise Poirson divenne cartografo ed editore, con particolare attenzione per le carte nautiche. Le carte del Lapie sono spesse incise dal Tardieu, uno dei migliori intagliatori del periodo. L’opera, a conferma della sua grande valenza nautica, fu edita sia a Parigi che Genova, Lisbona, Marsiglia, Toulon, Venezia e Livorno. Incisione in rame, fogli con barbe, in eccellente stato di conservazione. Rara.Bibliografia: Tooley, Dictionary of Mapmakers, vol. 3, p. 88. Dimensioni totali 1980x800. Great sea chart of the Mediterranean, in 4 separated imperial sheets. Captain Pierre Lapie (1777-1850) was at first officer of the Corp Impérial des Ingenieurs Géographes, afterwards topographer of the Depot de la Guerre, finally Royal geographer. Together with Jean Baptise Poirson he became cartographer and publisher, especially concernine sea charts. Tardieu usually engraved his maps, for he was considered one of the best artists in the world. His work, as a confirmation of his importance as cartographer, has been published in Paris, Genoa, Lisbon, Marseille, Toulon, Venice and Livorno. Copperplate, sheets with beards, in excellent condition. Rare. Tooley, Dictionary of Mapmakers, vol. 3, p. 88. Dimensioni 1980 800mm

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        Gesamtansicht von den Dardanellen (Hellespont); darunter die Moschee von Tchardak aus gesehen ('Village De Lampsaki' und 'Mosquée De Tchardak').

      - anonyme Lithographie, um 1830, 34,5 x 22,5

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Norbert Haas]
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        Te Deum Laudamus Aoito vozes Concertadas. Com Rebecas, Violetas, Flautas, Clarinetes, Oboes, Trompas, Clarins, Rabecoens pequenos, Fagotes, Tronboens, Rabecoens grandes, Timbales, e Organo ... Original. Anno de 1822. [Full score]. [?]Autograph musical manuscript.

      Large folio. Late 19th century navy blue cloth-backed marbled boards. [1] (title), [2]-[87] pp. Notated on 20-stave hand-ruled paper. With a manuscript note to head of title: "This Curious and unpublished 'Te Deum' was presented To Sir George Smart by his obliged Friend Fredk. W. Horncastle Decr. 25th 1830." Binding worn. Some minor soiling and staining, mostly to margins; title soiled. Unlocated in the RISM manuscript database. Almeida, a Portuguese composer, was Maestro de Capella at the Cathedral in Braga; he composed both a Requiem and a Stabat Mater. Sir George Smart (1776-1867) was a noted British conductor, organist, and composer. Frederick William Horncastle (ca. 1790-1850) was an Irish composer and organist. He compiled "the Music of Ireland as performed at Mr. Horncastle's Irish Entertainments," London, 1844.

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        1.2. Papilio Urvillianus, Guer. 3. Papilio Euchenor, Guer.

      - altkol. Kupferstich v. Coutant n. Vauthier b. Rémond, um 1830, 32,3 x 23,7 (H) Plattengr. - Blattgröße 49 x 32,5 (H) Aus : "Voy. autour du monde . sur la corvette de . la Coquille" Insectes No. 13. - Sauber und in herrlich frischem Kolorit. Eine der frühesten und schönsten Darstellungen dieser Ritterfalter. - Sehr selten.

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        Gesamtansicht von der Landseite ('Cuxhaven von der Landseite').

      - gouachierte u. eiweißgehöhte Lithographie v. Nestler & Melle in Hamburg, um 1830, 20 x 28,5

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        The Water Witch; or, The Skimmer of the Seas.

      London: Henry Colburn and Richard Bentley. 1830 - 3 volume set, 7.5 inches tall. A most attractive half calf from the 1830's with gilt raised bands, twin labels and gilt tooling to the panels. With the bookplate of W.E. Powell of Nanteos. The English first edition came out a year before the American. The Water Witch is a rollicking tale of 18th century New York. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: McConnell Fine Books ABA & ILAB]
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        Physiologie du mariage ou méditations de philosophie éclectique, sur le bonheur et le malheur conjugal

      Levavasseur|& Urbain Canel, 1830. - Levavasseur & Urbain Canel, Paris 1830, 12,5x20,5cm, 2 volumes reliés. - Edition. Leganti metà pecora prugna, liscio leggermente scolorito e diluito decorate con filetti doppi dorati, piatti di carta marmorizzata, guardie e contreplats di carta fatta a mano, bordi cosparsi, attacchi del tempo. Piacevoli campione banchine libere di lentiggini e posto in una legatura contemporanea. - [FRENCH VERSION FOLLOWS] Edition originale. Reliures en demi basane prune, dos lisses légèrement décolorés et éclaircis ornés de doubles filets dorés, plats de papier marbré, gardes et contreplats de papier à la cuve,  tranches mouchetées, reliures de l'époque. Agréable exemplaire quais exempt de toute rousseur et établi dans une reliure de l'époque.  

      [Bookseller: Librairie Feu Follet]
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        20 kolor. Lithographien meist namhafter Artisten der Zeit.

      Nürnberg, Buchner, um 1830.. 29 Bll. Geheftet. Qu.-4°. Jeweils zwei Darstellungen auf einem Doppelblatt, verso unbedruckt. Äußerst seltene Folge ohne Gesamttitel, aber alle 20 Darstellungen bezeichnet; 5 der 10 Doppelblätter mit der Angabe "bei Buchner in Nürnberg". - Zu sehen sind die berühmten Kunstreiter Ferdinand und Louis Tourniaire, Wilhelm Salamonsky und Frau und Herr Ghelia, außerdem einige Artisten mit Künstlernamen oder anonyme Dompteure. – Der Künstler und Lithograph Georg Paul Buchner (1779-1833), seit 1816 als Lithograph und Landkartenhändler konzessioniert, hat die von ihm vertriebenen Lithographien meist nach eigenen Zeichnungen hergestellt; "später illustrierte Buchner aktuelle lokale Ereignisse wie Königsbesuche, militärische Übungen, Theateraufführungen, Pferderennen und Kriminalfälle. … Die Seltenheit erhaltener Drucke, dazu stilistische und qualitative Schwankungen erschweren die Zusammenstellung und Aufteilung eigenhändiger Werke und von ihm nur verlegter Lithographien anderer Zeichner. … Nach seinem Tod firmierte seine Firma als G. P. Buchners Witwe und Söhne" (Grieb, Nürnberger Künstlerlexikon, I, 196). - Ein Bl. mit hinterlegtem Einriss, stärker gebräunt, wasserrandig, fleckig. - Unbeschnitten.

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Turszynski]
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        Reisen in Arabien, enthaltend eine Beschreibung derjenigen Gebiete in Hedjaz, welche die Mohammedaner für heilige halten.

      Landes-Industrie-Comptoir, Weimar 1830 - XIV, 1 blank, 706 pp. 5 folding lithographed maps & plans, 19th century half-calf, title gilt on spine, marbled endpapers, light spotting, book plate of Dampierre. John Lewis Burckhardt ( 1784 - 1817), the son of a Swiss Colonel undertook the journey to Mekkah in 1814, disguised as an Arab; he had long since used the name Sheikh Ibrahim in his travels, which he began in 1809 under the sponsorship of Sir Joseph Banks and the African Association. Burckhardt's description of the Hedjaz was the first accurate one to reach Europe. According to Leake in his preface. " Burckhardt transmitted to the Association the most accurate and complete account of the Hedjaz, including the cities of Mekka and Medina, which has ever been received in Europe." The folding plans include Mekkah, Medina, Wady Muna and Arafat. [ Henze I,399ff; Engelmann I,104, Dinse 442.] Size: 8vo.

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        \"Bauern Bursche und Bauern Mädchen von Längries\". Das junge Paar in Tracht, er sitzend auf einem Stein, im Hintergrund das Dorf.

       Altkol. Lithographie aus Lipowski bei Hermann & Barth, München, um 1830, 24,5 x 19,5 cm. Lipperheide Dfc 6; Lentner 11274. - Aus F.J. Lipowski, \"Sammlung Bayerischer National-Costume\". - Seltenes Trachtenblatt in feinem Altkolorit mit schmalem Rändchen. Versand D: 6,00 EUR BAYERN, München, Oberbayern, Trachten

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        ADVERTENCIAS DE LA PREFECTURA DE AYACUCHO A LOS SUB- PREFECTOS Y APODERADOS FISCALES DE LAS NUEVAS PROVINCIAS, PARA SU CONDUCTA EN LA ORGANIZACION DE LAS PROXIMAS MATRICULAS [caption title]

      [Lima?]: Imprenta del Estado por J. Gonzalez, 1830. 36pp. Dbd. Corners worn, a few small chips. Tanned, with an occasional fox mark. Very good. A Peruvian government imprint, warning its prefects and tax collectors in the province of Ayacucho about their behavior. The taxmen in a remote province of a newly independent Peru apparently did not always conduct themselves according to their instructions. Not in OCLC.

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        JOURNAL DES DAMES ET DES MODES - COSTUME PARISIEN. 1830-1837

      Paris. 1830-1837 - 16 volumes, the first 12 volumes 8x5 inches and the final 4 volumes 9 1/2 x 6 1/2 inches, half red calf very worn with some boards detached. Plates numbers from 2756- 3524 with only a few gaps. A TOTAL OF 755 FINE HAND COLOURED FASHION PLATES, with accompanying text, INCLUDING 98 OF MALE FASHION AND 88 OF HATS etc. Internally very clean. A good run of fashion plates just preceding Queen Victorian who came to the throne in 1837. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Charles Russell, ABA, ILAB, est 1978]
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        PASSAU. - Tracht., "Bürgersfrauen von Passau". Junge und ältere Frau beim Kirchgang mit Gebetbüchern in Händen.

      Kol. Lithographie von F.J. Lipowski bei Hermann, München, um 1830, 24,5 x 19,5 cm. Lipperheide Dfc 6 Lentner 11355. - Aus F.J. Lipowski, "Sammlung Bayerischer National-Costume". BAYERN, Niederbayern, Trachten

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        A fabulous archive detailing the Second French Revolution, with significant battle content and mentioning all of the major players

      Paris, France, 1830. Various. "An outstanding French archive offering eyewitness accounts of the major events of the second French Revolution. This archive contains thirty pieces, thirteen of which are letters dealing directly with the Revolution. Charles X precipitated events with the publication of three ordinances on July 26, 1830; these dissolved the chamber, virtually abolished freedom of the press, and modified electoral laws in such a way as to reduce the voting population to about 25,000 people, almost all landed proprietors. The people would have none of this. Printers' strikes and journalists' protests broke out, followed by armed demonstrations; barricades were erected all over Paris. The Marquis de Lafayette, who played so important a role in the American revolution, triumphed here as well. He called up, and took control of, the National Guard. After three days of fighting (known as les trois glorieuses July 27-29), the insurrection triumphed. Charles X was forced to abdicate in favor of his grandson the duc de Bordeaux (comte de Chambord). However, the duc d'Orleans was hailed as the citizen king, and took over the reigns of government. This archive, written in French, gives an amazing overview of these events as they occurred. A letter dated Paris July 26, 1830, the day before fighting broke out, states ""this morning's gazette... the charter... the Chambers... the freedom of the Press and change of the electoral law... will react after several days, but no one will have much faith in them. Yesterday the deputies... hours of convocation... the abyss of revolution... "" Paris, July 28, 1830, ""last night there was a bit of movement in Paris, almost all the shops closed, the light extinguished. The crowd... resist the police... they fired upon the troops... there are several regiments stationed in different places... this morning, some persons tried to reorganize the national guard, and those reassembled continued to regroup and disarm the police... I am told but cannot be certain whether a front regiment has refused to fire and sided with the crowd... One supposes that this agitation cannot last."" A letter dated July 29, 1830 informs that ""a very lively engagement has taken place in the streets and squares of Paris beginning yesterday at noon until 6 a.m., this morning... the troops were stopped everywhere by barricades that had been built. This morning at 10, almost all streets and boulevards were covered by barricades, a group of soldiers withdrew while the others no longer fought... two line regiments... declared that they were no longer willing to fight and went to place themselves... under the command of General Gerard. The Louvre and Tuileries [palace] are taken, the royal guard has withdrawn, and fighting has ceased. General Lafayette has taken, along with General Gerard, command of the National Guard. The Deputies have appointed Perier, Laffitte, Odier, Gerard [and] Loban to head the Paris municipal government."" A letter from Paris on July 30 gives more information. ""All is calm in Paris, the national guard is reorganizing... King Charles and the Dauphin [eldest son of the king of France] came... with two or three thousand men but no longer was able to do anything, as the guard refused to fight the people... one fought on the 28th and 29th, one has dislodged all the Swiss... national guard under the command of Lafayette... "" August 1st, 1830 has life returning to normal for Parisians ""people have undone the barricades... acceptance of the Duke of Orleans as the lieutenant of the kingdom has calmed everyone... the Chambers will assemble... to proclaim the Duke of Orleans king... this terrible and sudden revolution... astounding event... Charles X and his entire court left St. Cloud yesterday... almost the entire guard has abandoned their arms."" August 2, gives a hint of some remaining turmoil ""a powerful segment wanted a Republic, it has been quite difficult to set aside these notions... there is at present a segment which desires a Regency, but it appears to be impossible... order is being reestablished in Paris, no massacre, no plunder has tarnished the triumph."" Another letter of August 2 continues to provide post-Revolutionary information. ""I hope that his [Duke of Orleans] designation to royalty will experience no difficulty... this morning he appointed commissions of a provisional nature to head the ministries, fill the posts of prefect and police which had contributed a good deal to the revolution... court of Charles X has reached Normandy... I believe that within little time the tricolor flag will wave over all of France... Charles X has been abandoned by everyone and yielded."" A letter of August 3 continues the story of Charles X: "" [he] has refused to receive a body of deputies, he has a thousand men with him, no more... the address of the Duke of Orleans... announced that Charles X and the Dauphin had abdicated but he did not mention the Duke of Bordeaux."" An August 4, 1830 letter has more political content: ""it is my hope that it will not take them long to proclaim the Duke... king... not so easy for some associates... favor the Duke of Bordeaux... those who favor the Republic won't have the game in their hands, with their chief Lafayette in favor of the Duke of Orleans."" On August 7, 1830, the Duke of Orleans was offered the title of King. ""The Duke... shook the hand of Mr. Lafitte... then went... to seek General Lafayette whom he led to the window, and the ovation began all over again... one heard repeated shouts of Live the Duke of Orleans, long live the King, long live Lafayette... today our new king will be addressing the two chambers... the family of Orleans which it will be necessary to call henceforth the royal family."" A letter dated August 8 continues with news of the Duke of Orleans. ""[He] showed extreme emotion. He shook hands with the deputies... Mr. De La Fayette also appeared... it is said that the new king of the French will be called Philip VII... the poor royal family moves very slowly... no doubt it expects that somewhere someone will declare in their favor."" The final letter in the archive that touches upon the Revolution and its aftermath is dated Paris August 10, 1830. ""It is difficult to conceive that the general exaltation has not produced any imitation, not any excess... this unanimity of opinion give me hope that we shall be exempt from trouble from abroad... sorrow if the foreign countries failed to respect the force of opinion... I believe that France was never stronger... "" The remaining seventeen pieces in this archive touch upon a variety of topics. Two deal with a tax on bread, one with tobacco, one is a resignation letter of the Marquess Dalon, former Chief administrator of Lower Charente. Other tax documents are included, as well as applications for job licenses. In fact, this archive is so vast, and contains so much interesting and historical information, that it can not be fully appreciated unless it is seen, and read, in its entirety."

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        ALBUM DESSINS GUSTAVE JUNDT (1830/1884) ALSACE STRASBOURG DESSINS GRAVURES PHOTO

      - ALBUM DESSINS GUSTAVE JUNDT (1830/1884) ALSACE STRASBOURG DESSINS GRAVURES PHOTO

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        Arabic Proverbs, Or the manners and customs of the modern Egyptians illustrated from their proverbial sayings current at Cairo translated and explained by the late John Lewis Burckhardt.

      John Murray, London 1830 - (277 x 214 mm) viii, 232 pp., Arabic and English text, Original blue boards re-backed and with new label to style. Light foxing, a few old marginal stains, a few tiny chips and minor tears at edges; Provenance: contemporary notation in Arabic to first blank; published by the authority of the Association for promoting the discovery of the interior of Africa. FIRST EDITION. The rarest of the Swiss-born Burckhardt's several volumes recounting his journeys through the Levant and North Africa beginning in 1810, all of which were published posthumously. This is a rare collection of 782 proverbs, edited by William Ouseley. Many of the proverbs are not to be found in written form, having been orally communicated to the author. Few travellers have done so much for geography than this celebrated and much esteemed writer. The details contained the best notices ever received in Europe of the actual state of society of those parts. Bibliographic references: Blackmer 240; Gay 1963; Howgego, 1800-1850, B76. Size: 4to. [Attributes: First Edition]

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        Naturgeschichte und Abbildungen der Vögel-Gattungen. Nach den neuesten Systemen zum gemeinnützigen Gebrauche entworfen, und mit Berücksichtigung für den Unterricht der Jugend bearbeitet.

      in Brodtmanns lithographischer Kunstanstalt, Zürich 1830 - Des Thierreiches zweiter Theil. XXXVI, 445, XIII S., 144 Bl. Ldr. d. Zt. Mit 144 lith. Tafeln, gezeichnet und lith. von K, J. Brodtmann. Text- und Tafelteil in einem Band. Einband stark berieben und bestoßen, Gelenke bereits früher erneuert. Titel etwas knittrig und mit Papierausschnitt ohne Textverlust (Stempel). Text und Tafeln zumeist im Randbereich gering fleckig, wenige Textseiten etwas stärker betroffen. Gut erhalten. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Ostritzer Antiquariat]
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        Les Costumes Suisses les plus origineaux et les plus intéressants

      Zürich: Keller et Füssli, 1830. Hand Colored Lithographed Title-Page And Thirty Magnificent Hand Colored Aquatint Costume Plates FÜSSLI, R[udolf] H[einrich]. Les Costumes Suisses les plus origineaux et les plus intéressants. Zürich: Keller et Fuessli, [1830]. Small quarto ( 9 x 6 7/8 inches; 229 x 175 mm.). Hand colored aquatint title-page and thirty magnificent hand colored aquatint costume plates, all colored with gouache and heightened with gum arabic. All plates with original tissue guards, bound as is often the case without the ten pages of text called for by Colas and Hiler. Publisher's full green roan, covers ornamentally decorated in gilt, front cover with title "Costumes Suisses" in gilt in center, richly gilt decorated spine, original pink end-papers, all edges gilt. A near fine copy. According to ABPC there have only been two copies at auction over the past forty years. One of the copies (lacking one plate) appeared twice at auction in 1981 and again in 2000. The other, also an imperfect copy (29 of 30 plates) appeared at auction in 1999. Both of these copies were bound without the ten pages of text as called for by Colas & Hiler. Colas, 1142; Hiler, p. 345; Not in Abbey, Lipperheide or Bobins. The Plates: 1. Hand colored title-page 2. Zuric. Servante annoncant un nouveau né 3. Zürich 4. Berne. Gouggisberg. Oberhasli 5. Berne. Batelière de Brienz 6. Berne 7. Berne 8. Berne chasseur de Chamois 9. Lucerne 10. Lucerne 11. Ury 12. Schwyz 13. Schwyz. Faucheur des Alpes 14. Unterwalden 15. Zoug 16. Bale 17. Thurgovie, St. Gall 18. Glarus 19. Frybourg 20. Soleure 21. Schaffhouse 22. Appenzell 23. Appenzell. Vacher qui lance la pièrre... 24. Grisons 25. Tessin 26. Païs de Vaud 27. Valais 28. Neuchatel 29. Geneve 30. Aargovie. Friethal et Foret noire 31. Tyrol Colas, 1142; Hiler, p. 345; Not in Bobins or Lipperheide.

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        Naturgeschichte und Abbildungen der Vögel-Gattungen. Nach den neusten Systemen zum gemeinnützigen Gebrauche entworfen und mit Berücksichtigung für den Unterricht der Jugend bearbeitet. Nach der Natur und den vorzüglichsten Originialen gezeichnet von K(arl) J(akob) Brodtmann. Des Thierreichs zweiter Theil.

      Zürich, in Brodtmanns lithographischer Kunstanstalt. (1819)-1830. - in 2 Bänden. Folio. XXXVI S., 180 S.; lithografierter Titel, S. 181 - 445 , XIII S. Register. Mit lithographiertem Titel und 144 handkolorierten Lithographien. Halblederbände der Zeit mit goldgeprägten Rückentiteln. Nissen 825. - Wood 553: "Well illustrated work the illustrations by Brodtmann show many signs of originality This Zürich 1830 edtion must be quite rare, it is not listed in any of the larger catalogues accessible to the compiler." - Erste Ausgabe. - Seite XII/XIV der Einführung ausgerissen. Blatt 209/10 mit halbseitigem Textverlust. 10 Blatt der Einführung, die letzte Textseite und das Register mit grösserem Fleck am Unterrand. Vereinzelt leicht stockfleckig. Alle Tafeln schwach fingerfleckig in den Ecken. Hier mit der häufig fehlenden Tafel 144 die erst später nachgeliefert wurde. Einige Tafeln gelockert. Einbände beschabt, Kanten und Ecken bestossen.

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        William Astor ALS, as Pres. American Fur Co, writes to Robert Stuart, his agent in Mackinac, about payment to G.S. Hubbard! Three movers and shakers of the fur trade

      New York, May 5, 1830. 8" x 9". "Bi-fold ALS, 8"" x 9"", scripted entirely in William Astor's hand on the recto and verso of the first page, with the balance of the pages left blank. Docketed to verso of second page. Tipped into a backing sheet with second leaf inlaid to the page. Signed and dated by Astor ""New York May 5th, 1830"", and signed by William Astor as ""Wm B. Astor"". Expected folds, else unusually clean and well preserved. Accompanied by delicate near fine printed engraving of Astor, 2"" x 2"", along with documented provenance as noted below.William Backhouse Astor Sr. inherited most of his father John Jacob Astor's fortune. He worked as a partner in his father's successful export business who changed the name of his firm to John Jacob Astor & Son and engaged in the China trade. Although William's fortunes grew with his father's company, he became a truly wealthy man when he inherited the estate, worth around $500,000 (equivalent to $12.4 million in 2016), of his childless uncle Henry Astor I (1754-1833). When John Jacob Astor Sr. died in 1848, William became the richest man in America.Of interest is both the recipient of the letter, Robert Stuart, and the reference to G.S. Hubbard. In 1817, the American Fur company built their ""Agent House"" at Mackinac Island, (Michigan), Stuart became the resident agent of the American Fur Company. The Agency House was part of a four-building complex constructed to house the American Fur Company's offices. The other three buildings were a clerk's quarters (now demolished), a warehouse built in 1810 (now the Community Hall), and a trading post (subsequently altered, but later restored). Stuart was appointed to succeed the earlier agent in 1820, a position he then held for the next 14 years. Because of Stuart's national prominence and his lengthy association with the Agent's House, the building is still standing today and is nominally referred to as the Robert Stuart House. During Stuart's period, the American Fur Company thrived and the era of the 1820s and 1830s were boom years for the American Fur Company's operation on Mackinac Island. In 1822 more than three million dollars of furs were cleared through the Mackinac Island operation. Given his prominence, it was natural that Robert Stuart's house served as the social center of the island during this time. However, the fur trade began to decline in the 1830s, and in 1835 Stuart eventually moved on to DetroitAnd as the fur trade declined, Mackinac Island became a resort community. By the mid 19th century, the Agent House (now called the Robert Stuart House) was used as a boarding house in the years before and during the Civil War. And just to follow the building and the history of this island today, in 1871, the entire American Fur Company complex was purchased by James F. Cable and the three main buildings - the Agent's House, warehouse, and clerk's quarters[ - were linked with palisades and turned into the premiere island hotel of the time, the John Jacob Astor House.It remained the social center of the island until the construction of the Grand HotelThe other significant person mentioned in this letter is that of G.S. Hubbard (Gurdon Saltonstall Hubbard ) an American fur trader, insurance underwriter and also one with an interest in land speculation. Hubbard led an odd path to John Jacob Astor when in 1818, through his family's misfortune, Hubbard was indentured to John Jacob Astor's American Fur Company for five years at $120 per year, and remained in the fur trade for a period thereafter. By the 1830s, Hubbard served in the Illinois General Assembly and became a leading figure in the fur trade and opened the first meat packing plant in Chicago as part of his work to supply Fort Dearborn with meat. In support of this business, he built the first warehouse, known as ""Hubbard's Folly,"" in Chicago. Building his own fortune in meats and furs allowed Hubbard to enter into the insurance business, and he was the first underwriter in Chicago.The path of the three men addressed in this letter were all of historical significance in US history. The direction of these important players in the fur trade sometimes intertwined and other times ran parallel to each other, but in this one letter the 3 men, Astor, Hubbard and Stuart were working together during the prominent era of the early 1830's. The letter in full is shown below:""Dear Sir, New York May 5, 1830Mr. G. S. Hubbard has presented one of your (illegible) bills in favor of Noel Vapeur for Four Hundred + ninety seven 087/100 Dollars with interest from 1st August 1827. Mr. Hubbard is in want of the money, but as it is a matter of your (illegible)a transaction of which I can have no knowledge I do not like to interfere, but to oblige Mr. Hubbard I have agreed to advance to him $250, say two hundred + fifty dollars, and there will remain the onsaid due bill including interest three hundred sixteen 11/100 Dollars from which is to be deducted any account which you may have against Vapeur and for the Balance you will settle with Mr. Hubbard.I send you a copy of the one bill which is now in the company ...I am truly YoursWm B. AstorPresdt Amn Fur CoFor American Fur CoRobert Stuart - Esq.Verso statement of:Mackinac august 1st, 1827$497.68 Due Noel Vapeur by the American Fur Company. Four Hundred + Ninety Seven 68/100 Dollars with interest at five percent from this date Robert Stuart Agent Am fur Co""Later, William Astor, in following the example of his father, also invested in real estate, principally situated below Central Park, between 4th and 7th Avenues, which rapidly increased in value. For about 13 years prior to 1873 he was largely engaged in building until much of his hitherto unoccupied land was covered by houses. He was said to own in 1867 as many as 720 houses, and he was also heavily interested in railroad, coal, and insurance companies. His management of the family real estate holdings succeeded in multiplying their value, and he left an estate worth close to $50 million. His house at Barrytown, New York, known as Rokeby, was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1975.A letter induces the reader to an incredible amount of reflection of a phenomenal period history gone by, and the amazing lives of the 3 men mentioned within the letterProvenance: This item was recently discovered in an extra illustrated volume of "History of the City of New York" by Mary L. Booth, New York W. R. C. Clark, 1867. Originally two volumes, the monumental task of expanding the work to 21 volumes by none other than Emery E. Childs esquire of New York City. In volume 1 of this work exists a lovely india ink Drawing of Mary L. Booth along with a notation "presented by her to E E C" in pencil. Next to the title page we find an original letter of Booth to Childs dated April 4, 1872 " I am in receipt of your favor of the 4th inst., and am grateful to hear that you are taking the trouble to illustrate my History of the City of New York in the manner you describe. I shall be happy to see you, should you favor me with a callas I am usually in my office during business hours and should be pleased to facilitate your Enterprise by any means in my power"It is assumed that the book took several years to assemble at which point, assumedly through Childs, it made its way to Senator Charles B. Farwell of Chicago who took the seat of John A. Logan in 1887. Farwell had an extensive library that fortunately survived the great Chicago fire in 1871 having been housed in his Lakeside home. In the American Bibliopolist of November 1871 there is an article about the devastation to libraries caused by the tragedy . "Mr C. B. Farwell's library is also fortunately far out from the city, at his country house, and is safe, The same remark will also apply to the extensive collection of books and curiosities belonging to Mr. E. E. Childs." This establishes the Chicago connection between Childs and Farwell.That these letters were preserved for over 140 years and have never been on the market for that period is remarkable on many levels. It is the state of being wedged in these volumes that also account for what is mostly the pristine state of preservation."

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        MÜNCHEN. - Bogenhausen. Gesamtansicht über eine Wiese, rechts biedermeierlich gekleidete Spaziergänger, links Blick auf das "Badhaus", in der Ferne die Kirche von Oberföhring.

      - Lithographie mit Tonplatte von Lebschée, 1830, 15 x 21 cm.

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        An Epitome of Universal Geography Maps

      Boston, Mass.: N. Hale et al., 1830. Or a description of the various countries of the globe. With sixty maps. 12 mo. Contemporary tree calf.

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        Conversations sur la physiologie végétale, comprenant les élémens de la botanique et leur application à l'agriculture.

      Cherbuliez, Paris et Genève 1830 - 2 vol. in-8 (202 x 125 mm) de X, 310 pp.ch. pour le tome I ; VIII, 303 pp.ch. pour le tome II ; demi-veau havane glacé, dos à nerfs orné (reliure de l'époque). Pritzel, 5803. Première édition de la traduction française par J. Macaire-Princeps, pharmacien genevois. Présenté sous forme de conversations, l'ouvrage traite de la botanique en général et de son application à l'agriculture : morphologie des plantes, multiplication, greffe, assolement, photosynthèse. L'anglaise Jane Haldimand Marcet (1769-1858) était passionnée par la botanique et la chimie, et ses ouvrages, fort estimés, furent souvent réédités et traduits. Elle est aussi l'auteur d'ouvrages d'économie politique, et Jean-Baptiste Say disait d'elle : "C'est la seule femme qui ait écrit sur l'économie politique, et elle s'y est montré supérieure à beaucoup d'hommes". Jolies reliures romantiques, un peu frottées aux charnières. Ex-libris du comte Frédéric de Pourtalès.

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        LETTERS ON DEMONOLOGY AND WITCHCRAFT, ADDRESSED TO J. G. LOCKHART, ESQ. ..

      London: John Murray, 1830.. Small octavo, pp. [1-4] [i] ii-ix [x] [1] 2-402, inserted engraved frontispiece drawn by J. Skene and engraved by W. H. Lizars, plus 12 hand colored illustrations designed and etched by George Cruikshank, late nineteenth or early twentieth century full green pebbled morocco, front and rear psnels ruled in blind, spine lettered in gold and ruled in blind, inner dentelles, a.e.g., cream coated endpapers. Second (best) edition. Volume XVI of Murray's "Family Library" series, published the same year as first edition. Attractively bound with twelve hand colored illustrations by Cruikshank. The portfolio of illustrations by Cruikshank, TWELVE SKETCHES ILLUSTRATIVE OF SCOTT'S DEMONOLOGY, was published separately "for the Artist" by J. Robins & Co. in 1830. According to Cohn, these plates are "very often" found in the Family Library edition of Scott's book. See Cohn 177 and 702. Tiny chip from upper spine end, a bit of rubbing at lower spine end, corner tips and along outer joints, signature clipped from the upper right corner of the front flyleaf, frontispiece a bit darkened, a nearly fine copy. A nice copy of a very attractive little book rarely found with Cruikshank plates hand colored. (#156279)

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        Rio De Janeiro Vista tomada de Santo Domingo

      Parigi 1830 - Dimensioni 480 310mm

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        \"Hauptansicht von Carlsbad\". Gesamtansicht von einer Anhöhe, umgeben von 12 Teilansichten und Szenen.

       Lithographie mit Tonplatte von J. Lochner, gedruckt bei Franieck, Elbogen, um 1830, 37,5 x 51,5 cm. Die hübschen Ansichten zeigen verschiedene Brunnen und Bäder, Sprudel und Quellen, den Mühlbad-Platz sowie die alte und neue Wiese. Die Ansichten sind umrahmt von floralen, grün-grau gedruckten Ornamenten. - Im unteren Rand sorgfältig geschlossener Einriss, sonst wohl erhaltenes, seltenes Souvenirblatt. Versand D: 6,00 EUR Europa, Souvenir-Blätter, Tschechoslowakei (ehem.)

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        Commonplace Book belonging to Jane - Poetry and Verse, Watercolors

      , 1830s. 1830s. Covers show moderate edge wear due to rubbing and age. Binding is partially damaged, partially towards the front of the album where several of the first pages are detached. Few loose pages.. A fcommonplace book full of poetry and verse, with several pieces of hand-colored lithographs and original art. With over 45 works of poetry, including sonnets, dirges, and ballads. One such poem, is from Metastasio, a Greek Poet:"Oh, could we read on every brow, the inward grief in silence bred,How many who we envy now would claim our pity while we read?"Some of the poems are about nature, like the Albatross at Cape of Good Hope, morality and love, or historical figures like Lady Jane Grey (otherwise known as the Nine-Day Queen). Along with the poems within the album are watercolors, sketches and several hand color lithographs. Some of these, like a boldly colored bird or a cloudy seaport, are meant to accentuate the poems, however there are also artworks that stand alone, like a beautifully rendered portrait in pencil of a man holding his hat. There are also a few lithographs that were not color in. With brown leather covers, with small embossed and gilded details. The interior pages are gilt-edged. Most of the artwork is tipped in. The bulk of the material within the album is undated, but were it is, dates from the 1830s. Measures 9 1/4" x 7 3/4".To view this album, please click on the following link:https://goo.gl/photos/3E9JAoTNFKK4AjxB9

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        No I From October 1829 to January 1830 to No IV September 1830

      

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        The Lady of the Lake.

      Adam and Charles Black 1830 (?) - 339 pp., 11 photos. Original cloth, in mylar jacket. Covers loosening. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Principles of Geology, Being an Attempt to Explain the Former Changes of the Earth's Surface, by Reference to Causes Now in Operation

      London: John Murray, 1830-3 - First edition. Three volumes. 8vo. Recent period style speckled dark calf, spines with raised bands, gilt lettered green and red labels, all edges speckled red, the old armorial bookplates of George Fortescue Wilbraham to the front pastedowns. Frontispieces to each volume including two handcoloured aquatints, 3 maps, two of which are coloured, and 5 plates plus 133 illustrations in the text. Some foxing to the plates slightly affecting the adjacent leaves, otherwise a clean and attractive set. A classic of 19th century thought and of the young science of Geology. The work was an enormous influence on Darwin, who took volume I on the Beagle and received the second volume whilst in South America. He later wrote to a friend "I always feel as if my books came half out of Lyell's brain". ".Lyell probably accomplished more in the advancement of geological knowledge than any other one man. The world wide influence of his treatises and textbooks definitely established the principles of uniformitarianism" (Mather and Mason). PMM, 344. Donovan, pp. 87-89.

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        Lago Maggiore

      Milano 1830 - Incisione in rame all'acquatinta, colorata d'epoca, con margini a tempera nera. Edita da Antonio Vallardi e Ferdinando Artaria. Splendida e celebre veduta del lago. Ottimo esemplare. Dimensioni 650 275mm

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        The City Maps. Society for the Diffusion of Useful Knowledge [SDUK]. 48 maps in 51 sheets [complete].

      London, London, Baldwin & Cradock, Chapman & Hall, SDUK, -1843. 1830 - 51 sheets, ca 340x400 mm [13,4x15,7 inch], steel engravings in b/w, 2 with hand colouring; -little browned, very few foxing, some chipped. Cartographers and engravers are: W.B.Clarke/ B.R. Davies or J. Henshall or E.Turrell or T.E.Nicholson or T.Bradley or J.Shury; few are drawn by J.+C. Walker among others. Complete set of the city maps of the SDUK in unbowned single sheets, published between Oct.,1st 1830 and Nov.,1st 1843. Maps: Amsterdam; Antwerp; Athens, Ancient; Berlin; Birmingham [May, 1839]; Bordeaux [Oct, 1832]; Boston [Aug., 1842]; Brussels [1837]; Calcutta [Nov, 1842]; Constantinople [Sep., 1840]; Copenhagen [1837]; Dresden [1833]; Dublin [1836]; Environs of Dublin [1837]; Edinburgh [1834]; Environs of Edinburg [1838]; Florence [1835]; Frankfort [1837]; Geneva [May, 1841]; Genoa [March, 1836]; Hamburg [May, 1841]; Lisbon [1833]; Liverpool [Sep., 1836]; London (Two Sheets) [Nov., 1843]; Environs of London [Feb., 1832]; Madrid [Dec., 1831]; Marseille [Dec., 1840]; Milan [Feb., 1832]; Moscow [June, 1836]; Munich [Dec., 1832]; Naples [March, 1835]; New York [Feb., 1840]; Oporto [Jan., 1833]; Paris (Two sheets) [Apr., 1834]; Environs of Paris [March, 1832]; Parma [Feb., 1840]; Philadelphia [Sep., 1840]; Pompeii [Jul., 1832]; Rome, Modern [Oct., 1830]; Rome, Ancient [Oct., 1830]; St. Petersburg [March, 1834]; Stockholm [Jul., 1836]; Syracuse [Jan., 1839]; Toulon [Dec., 1840]; Turin [1833]; Vienna [1833]; Venice (Two Sheets) [Jul., 1833]; Warsaw [Nov., 1831].

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        The Present Land-Tax in India considered as a Measure of Finance,: in order to show its effects on the Government and the People of that Country, and on the Commerce of Great Britain. In three parts.

      London Longman, Rees, Orme, Brown, and Green 1830 - Beginning with a brief comparative description of the land-tax of the ancients, including Siamese and Chinese, the author goes on to describe land tax in India in detail, discussing Hindu, Mahomedan, and British law. second on the land-tax of the British Government. He concludes by considering the practical effects of the Zemindarry and Ryotwarry systems. John Briggs, 1785-1875, was an army officer in the East India Company from 1801 to his promotion to General sixty years later. On his return to England he was a prominent member of the court of proprietors and leader of the ineffectual opposition. He was an active member of the Anti-Corn Law League, a liberal and free trader. A very good copy bound in full contemporary diced calf, spine a little rubbed.

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        Esquisses sur l'Espagne

      Louvain : Chez F. Michel, Imprimeur-Libraire de l'Université 1830 - ~ Traduit de l'édition originale allemande « Skizzen aus Spanien », Göttingen 1828, par Louis Levrault. 2 tomes en un volume. Foulché-Delbosc 293.D - TABLE: Introduction. La Venta. La Borne de la Sierra Morena. Cordoue. Dolorita. L'attaque du convoi. La foire de Mairena. L'amour d'une jeune « maja ». Le roi de la populace à Seville. Le moine recruteur. Une junte de la foi. L'émeute de Cordoue. Las Cabezas de San Juan. Fête constitutionnelle à Cadix. Le détroit de Gibraltar. Tableaux de famille. Les haines de Benameri. Route de Malaga à Grenade. La Vega de Grenade. Grenade. L'intérieur d'une maison à Grenade. Une promenade publique. L'Alhambra. Un bal à Grenade. Nuit de la Saint-Jean à Grenade. Détails de la vie privée en Espagne. Le Généralife. Les prisonniers. Dernières convulsions du régime constitutionnel à Grenade. Les français à Grenade. L'armée de la foi. - Riego. Fatal et dernier voyage ~ Demi peau de l'époque, titre doré sur le dos lisse, tranches mouchetées ~ Tome I: VIII+124; Tome II: 147+[1]p ~ 21x13x3cm. ~ Couverture avec des menus défauts, fentes naissantes au dos dont une sur toute sa longueur au premier mors, petits manques en tête & pied du dos, chasses frottées. Intérieur Très Bon état ~ LANGUAGE: Français / Additional images available/ [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        The City Maps. Society for the Diffusion of Useful Knowledge [SDUK]. 48 maps in 50 sheets [complete].

      50 sheets, ca 340x400 mm [13,4x15,7 inch], steel engravings in b/w, 2 with hand colouring -little browned, very few foxing, some chipped. Cartographers and engravers are: W.B.Clarke/ B.R. Davies or J. Henshall or E.Turrell or T.E.Nicholson or T.Bradley or J.Shury few are drawn by J.+C. Walker among others. Complete set of the city maps of the SDUK in unbowned single sheets, published between Oct.,1st 1830 and Nov.,1st 1843. Maps: P01 Amsterdam P02 Antwerp P03 Athens, Ancient P04 Berlin P05 Birmingham P06 Bordeaux P07 Boston P08 Brussels P09 Calcutta P10 Constantinople P11 Copenhagen P12 Dresden P13 Dublin P14 Environs of Dublin P15 Edinburgh P16 Environs of Edinburg P17 Florence P18 Frankfort P19 Geneva P20 Genoa P21 Hamburg P22 Lisbon P23 Liverpoo P24 London (Two Sheets) P25 Environs of London P26 Madrid P27 Marseille P28 Milan P29 Moscow P30 Munich P31 Naples P32 New York P33 Oporto P34 Paris (Two sheets) P35 Environs of Paris P36Parma P37 Philadelphia P38 Pompeii P39 Rome, Modern P40 Rome, Ancient P41 St. Petersburg P42 Stockholm P43 Syracuse P44 Toulon P45 Turin P46 Vienna P47 Venice (Two Sheets) 48 Warsaw.

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        Varietate Lectionis et Perpetva Adnotatione illustratvs a Christ. Gottl. Heyne. Editio Quarta curavit Ge. Phil. Eberhard. Wagner. Volvmen Primvm Bvcolica et Georgica. WITH: Volvmen Secvndvm Aneidis Libri I-VI. WITH: Volvmen Tertivm Aeneidis Libri VII-XII et Index Notarvm qvibvs avcta est nova editio. WITH: Volvmen Qvartvm Carmina Minora Qvaestiones Virgilianae et Notitia Literaria. WITH: Volvmen Quintvm.

      Lipsiae, Librariae Hahnianae, and at London, Black, Young & Young 1830-1841 - 5 volumes in 4 bindings, 698, (2) 1043, (2) 901 (1), (XVI) 749 (1) (L) 528 p. Contemporary gold-stamped Vellum, 8° (Wanting ties, the binding of volume three is partially stained. All volumes are decorated with gold tooling on both the boards and spines, the front and back cover are decorated with the coat of arms of 000000000. A firm and complete set.) [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Lettres à Eucharite sur l'arithmétique, ou l'esprit et la logique de la science des nombres, puisés dans l'histoire et la fable

      Paris, Tétot frères, 1830. 1830, 1830, in-8, de (4), 379 et (3) pages, demi-basane rouge de l'époque, dos lisse orné, Unique édition de cette introduction pédagogique à l'arithmétique. L'auteur se sert de plusieurs moyens rhétoriques et narratifs pour donner à cette science aride "une face riante" et une "forme aimable". Il utilise la forme épistolaire et un ton personnel, et surtout il crée, à partir de fables antiques ou d'événements historiques, un discours enseignant les base des mathématiques, la sciences des nombres. L'ouvrage se divise en 40 lettres et se clôt par un vocabulaires des termes arithmétiques. Martin jeune fit paraitre la même année, chez le même libraire, un autre ouvrage servant à l'enseignement des mathématiques : "Cartes des élèves à l'usage de l'un et l'autre sexe, ou Jeu pour apprendre l'arithmétique en s'amusant. Qui saura jouer saura calculer". Louis-Aimé Martin (1787-1841), ami et élève de Bernardin de Saint-Pierre, brillant littérateur est surtout connu pour ses Lettres à Sophie sur la physique (dont il reprend ici la canevas), ses éditions critiques d'auteurs classiques, et ses prises de positions féministes au lendemain de la loi de 1833 sur l'enseignement primaire qui ne prenait pas en compte l'enseignement des jeunes filles, pour avoir été conservateur de la bibliothèque Sainte-Geneviève. Bel exemplaire de prix, décerné le 29 août 1831 pour le second prix de mathématique au Collège Royal de Nancy

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        INTRIGUING SPANISH-LANGUAGE AUTOGRAPH LETTER, SIGNED, FROM STEPHEN F. AUSTIN TO JOSÉ DE LAS PIEDRAS, COMMANDER OF THE MEXICAN FORCES IN NACOGDOCHES, APOLOGIZING FOR A LATE REPLY AND DISCUSSING A LOST MEXICAN NAVAL SCHOONER].

      San Felipe de Austin. June 12, 1830. - [1]p., accompanied by a typed English translation. Mild soiling and wear, small chip at top edge, short tear at right side, some creasing. Overall, very good A rare letter from Stephen F. Austin in Spanish, and signed "Estevan F. Austin." The Texas empresario, a decade into his project of founding a colony of emigrants from the United States in Mexican- controlled Texas, writes to the commander of military forces in the east Texas town of Nacogdoches, apologizing first for a delay in answering a letter written to him the end of March (in translation): "My dear sir, I did not receive your letter dated on the 31st of March just past until after my return from Bexar on the 9th of this month. I have been absent from these parts most of the time since the month of February, only returning to my house twice, and for a few days each time." Austin continues by addressing a situation regarding a lost Mexican naval vessel (again, in translation): "Up to now, I have not had any news of the national schooner CONSTANTE that you tell me about in your letter. The Galveston administrator has started to carry out the duties of his post, and I will waste no time in advising him of your desires. I remain your very attentive friend and servant, who kisses your hands. Estevan F. Austin." This letter was written just after the Mexican government halted emigration of U.S. citizens into Mexico with the Law of April 6, 1830, though Austin, through his good relations with the government, was able to continue to accept emigrants into his colony. The CONSTANTE, which Austin mentions by name here, is listed as a brigantine in a roll of historic ships of the Mexican Navy. Piedras was the commander of the Mexican Twelfth Permanent Battalion in Nacogdoches from 1827 until 1832, and was intimately involved in the event that many cite as the opening bell of the Texas Revolution. On August 2, 1832, just two short years after this letter was written, a group of Texas settlers defied an order by Piedras to surrender their guns. The result was the Battle of Nacogdoches, in which about 100 American Texans defeated the entrenched Mexican battalion. Afterwards, Piedras was taken to Stephen F. Austin at San Felipe, where Austin pardoned him. Piedras returned to his family in Matamoros, Mexico, and never stepped back into Texas. Somewhat surprisingly, Austin letters written by him in Spanish have been historically rare in the marketplace. This letter is especially interesting as it involves the "Father of Texas" writing to a Mexican commander involved in perhaps the first battle of the Texas Revolution, after which one pardoned the other.

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        [INTRIGUING SPANISH-LANGUAGE AUTOGRAPH LETTER, SIGNED, FROM STEPHEN F. AUSTIN TO JOSÉ DE LAS PIEDRAS, COMMANDER OF THE MEXICAN FORCES IN NACOGDOCHES, APOLOGIZING FOR A LATE REPLY AND DISCUSSING A LOST MEXICAN NAVAL SCHOONER]

      San Felipe de Austin, 1830. [1]p., accompanied by a typed English translation. Mild soiling and wear, small chip at top edge, short tear at right side, some creasing. Overall, very good. A rare letter from Stephen F. Austin in Spanish, and signed "Estevan F. Austin." The Texas empresario, a decade into his project of founding a colony of emigrants from the United States in Mexican-controlled Texas, writes to the commander of military forces in the east Texas town of Nacogdoches, apologizing first for a delay in answering a letter written to him the end of March (in translation): "My dear sir, I did not receive your letter dated on the 31st of March just past until after my return from Bexar on the 9th of this month. I have been absent from these parts most of the time since the month of February, only returning to my house twice, and for a few days each time." Austin continues by addressing a situation regarding a lost Mexican naval vessel (again, in translation): "Up to now, I have not had any news of the national schooner CONSTANTE that you tell me about in your letter. The Galveston administrator has started to carry out the duties of his post, and I will waste no time in advising him of your desires.... I remain your very attentive friend and servant, who kisses your hands. Estevan F. Austin." This letter was written just after the Mexican government halted emigration of U.S. citizens into Mexico with the Law of April 6, 1830, though Austin, through his good relations with the government, was able to continue to accept emigrants into his colony. The CONSTANTE, which Austin mentions by name here, is listed as a brigantine in a roll of historic ships of the Mexican Navy. Piedras was the commander of the Mexican Twelfth Permanent Battalion in Nacogdoches from 1827 until 1832, and was intimately involved in the event that many cite as the opening bell of the Texas Revolution. On August 2, 1832, just two short years after this letter was written, a group of Texas settlers defied an order by Piedras to surrender their guns. The result was the Battle of Nacogdoches, in which about 100 American Texans defeated the entrenched Mexican battalion. Afterwards, Piedras was taken to Stephen F. Austin at San Felipe, where Austin pardoned him. Piedras returned to his family in Matamoros, Mexico, and never stepped back into Texas. Somewhat surprisingly, Austin letters written by him in Spanish have been historically rare in the marketplace. This letter is especially interesting as it involves the "Father of Texas" writing to a Mexican commander involved in perhaps the first battle of the Texas Revolution, after which one pardoned the other.

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        [SIGNIFICANT SPANISH-LANGUAGE AUTOGRAPH LETTER, SIGNED, FROM THOMAS JEFFERSON CHAMBERS TO JOSÉ DE LAS PIEDRAS, COMMANDER OF THE MEXICAN FORCES IN NACOGDOCHES, ABOUT THE REPLACEMENT OF JUAN ANTONIO PADILLA AS A LAND COMMISSIONER]

      San Antonio de Bexar, 1830. [2]pp. plus integral address leaf. Accompanied by a typed English translation. A few short fold splits, small loss at removed seal, not affecting any text. Very good. An interesting letter from Thomas Jefferson Chambers, controversial lawyer, surveyor, and land speculator in Mexican Texas, to José de las Piedras, commander of the Mexican Twelfth Permanent Battalion in Nacogdoches from 1827 until 1832. Chambers, who moved to Mexico in 1826 before being named surveyor general of Texas in 1829, writes to Piedras about the prospects of replacing land commissioner Juan Antonio Padillo, who had been arrested on a bogus murder charge. This cast a shadow over the surveying of land grants and issuing of titles in which Chambers and Padillo had been engaged, but was to open up future opportunities for Chambers. The letter translates, in part: "I am sending to the inhabitants of that border the translation of an order by His Excellency, the governor of the state, in which he anticipates their turning to the government to petition that he be designated to replace Mr. Juan Antonio Padilla as the commissioner who is to issue them their land titles...it is probable that they will hold meetings in order to draw up their petitions, I am advising you of this.... I have understood that you will probably be commissioned as the inspector of colonization for the general government. I am glad of this, and I hope that it will pose no obstacle to the state commissioners in their work. If it is true that you have received this appointment, please let me know in Saltillo, since I would like to consult you about some points of the colonization law.... [Y]our attentive servant, who kisses your hands. Thomás Jefferson Chambers." A significant letter concerning the pre-Revolution colonization of Texas by Thomas Jefferson Chambers, a prominent though controversial early Texas figure in law, politics, and land, who was assassinated in 1856, likely by someone involved in a lawsuit with him over land claims.

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        SIGNIFICANT SPANISH-LANGUAGE AUTOGRAPH LETTER, SIGNED, FROM THOMAS JEFFERSON CHAMBERS TO JOSÉ DE LAS PIEDRAS, COMMANDER OF THE MEXICAN FORCES IN NACOGDOCHES, ABOUT THE REPLACEMENT OF JUAN ANTONIO PADILLA AS A LAND COMMISSIONER].

      San Antonio de Bexar. Aug. 9, 1830. - [2]pp. plus integral address leaf. Accompanied by a typed English translation. A few short fold splits, small loss at removed seal, not affecting any text. Very good. An interesting letter from Thomas Jefferson Chambers, controversial lawyer, surveyor, and land speculator in Mexican Texas, to José de las Piedras, commander of the Mexican Twelfth Permanent Battalion in Nacogdoches from 1827 until 1832. Chambers, who moved to Mexico in 1826 before being named surveyor general of Texas in 1829, writes to Piedras about the prospects of replacing land commissioner Juan Antonio Padillo, who had been arrested on a bogus murder charge. This cast a shadow over the surveying of land grants and issuing of titles in which Chambers and Padillo had been engaged, but was to open up future opportunities for Chambers. The letter translates, in part: "I am sending to the inhabitants of that border the translation of an order by His Excellency, the governor of the state, in which he anticipates their turning to the government to petition that he be designated to replace Mr. Juan Antonio Padilla as the commissioner who is to issue them their land titles.it is probable that they will hold meetings in order to draw up their petitions, I am advising you of this. I have understood that you will probably be commissioned as the inspector of colonization for the general government. I am glad of this, and I hope that it will pose no obstacle to the state commissioners in their work. If it is true that you have received this appointment, please let me know in Saltillo, since I would like to consult you about some points of the colonization law. [Y]our attentive servant, who kisses your hands. Thomás Jefferson Chambers." A significant letter concerning the pre-Revolution colonization of Texas by Thomas Jefferson Chambers, a prominent though controversial early Texas figure in law, politics, and land, who was assassinated in 1856, likely by someone involved in a lawsuit with him over land claims.

      [Bookseller: William Reese Company - Americana]
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