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         Journal of Mr. Anthony N. Groves, missionary, during a journey from London to Bagdad, through Russia, Georgia, and Persia. Also, a journey of some months residence at Bagdad.

      London James Nisbet 1831 - First edition. 8vo., xii, 216 pp., modern diced half calf gilt, occasional light foxing, a few very feint old blind-stamps, an excellent example. Rare. Anthony Norris Groves (1795-1853), travelled with his family to Baghdad in 1829 where he established himself as a teacher of Christianity. His was the first Protestant mission to Arabic-speaking Muslims. Wilson p86. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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         Signed Photo postcard

      Hungarian violinist, conductor, composer and teacher (1831-1907), considered one of the greatest violinists of the 19th century. Great signed photo postcard, dated in 1903, 3.5 x 5.25 inches, in excellent condition

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         Floral Illustrations of the Seasons, consisting of the most beautiful hardy and rare herbaceous plants, cultivated in the flower garden, from drawings by Mrs. Edward Roscoe

      London: Robert Havell, 1831. Quarto. (11 1/4 x 9 1/8 inches). Engraved title and 55 hand coloured engraved and aquatint plates, by Havell after Roscoe. Plates on wove paper watermarked J. Whatman 1830. Contemporary burgundy straight grain morocco, covers elaborately blocked in gilt and blind, spine gilt with wide semi-raised bands in five compartments, lavender endpapers, gilt edgesWith wonderful hand coloured plates by Havell after Margaret Roscoe.Margaret Roscoe was the daughter-in-law of William Roscoe, the Liverpool botanist, banker, and patron of the arts. She contributed several plates to Roscoe's Monandrian Plants of the Order Scitamae (1824-1829) before publishing Floral Illustrations of the Seasons(1829-31), her book of detailed botanical drawings engraved by Havell. Kramer notes that the work is one of very few Victorian English botanical books where a female illustrator/author is named on the title.Roscoe's book was produced in a very small edition at the time that Robert Havell was deeply involved in the production of Audubon's Birds of America (1827-1838), and this exquisite work demonstrates his preeminence as a natural history engraver.Nissen BBI 1676; Dunthorne 236; Great Flower Books 133; Stafleu & Cowan IV:882; cf. Kramer, Women of Flowers, p. 49.

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         Campagne d'Afrique en 1830

      Théophile Barrois et Benjamin Duprat 1831 - - Théophile Barrois et Benjamin Duprat, Paris 1831, In-8 (13x21cm), 189pp. 32pp., relié. - Mention de seconde édition, corrigée et augmentée. La première est parue sans nom d'auteur et n'a bénéficié que d'un tirage confidentiel, c'est pourquoi on ne la trouve que très rarement. L'illustration comprend un portrait au frontispice de Hussein Pacha, une carte repliée, et 10 tableaux sur l'état de l'armée. 7 planches pour L'univers pittoresque. Reliure en pleine basane verte d'époque. Dos lisse orné de 2 fers et d'un grand fer central romantique en miroir, filets et roulettes. Pièce de titre en maroquin bordeaux. Traces de frottements en coiffes et coins. Bel exemplaire. Le commandant Fernel (1793-1854) était attaché à l'état-major de l'armée d'Afrique, il nous conte dans cet ouvrage à tendance légitimiste l'histoire de la prise d'Alger. Le dernier chapitre est consacré aux particularités de la région, dattier, canne à sucre, grenades, chameaux. Cette campagne, on le sait, aura des répercussions considérables sur la presence française en Afrique du nord. In fine, l'exemplaire a été truffé de la partie de L'Univers pittoresque sur Algers, écrite par Rozet, capitaine du génie, qui contient 7 planches sur acier. [AUTOMATIC ENGLISH TRANSLATION FOLLOWS] Mention of second edition, corrected and augmented. The first one has been published without an author's name and has only received a confidential print, which is why it is found only very rarely. The illustration includes a frontispiece portrait of Hussein Pasha, a folded map, and 10 state of the army paintings. Binding full green sheepskin contemporary. Smooth back decorated with 2 irons and a large romantic central iron mirror, nets and wheels. Title piece in morocco burgundy. Traces of friction in caps and corners. Nice copy. Commander Fernel (1793-1854) was attached to the staff of the army of Africa, he tells us in this book with a legitimist tendency the story of the capture of Algiers. The last chapter is devoted to the peculiarities of the region, date palm, sugar cane, pomegranates, camels . This campaign, as we know, will have considerable repercussions on the French presence in North Africa. 189pp. 32pp. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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         Le Rouge et le Noir. Chronique du XIXe siècle

      Paris: A. Levavasseur, 1831. First edition. Fine. A Fine copy of Stendhal's masterpiece and one of the major literary works of 19th century France. A lovely copy, entirely untrimmed (pages 181 x 140 mm), with the original wrappers bound in to each volume (including the spine panels). Elegantly bound by Edouard Pagnant of Paris (1852-1916) in green half-morocco over marbled boards, spine with gilt titles and decorated columns, marbled end papers. Internal contents clean and fresh, quite rare and desireable with the original printed wrappers. Upper wrapper and titles with vignettes of Henry Monnier, engraved by Porret. Volume one vignette shows Julien Sorel appearing to Madame de Renal near a confessional; volume two shows Mathilde de La Mole holding the head of Julien Sorel. Stendhal's surprisingly modern bildungsroman about the rise and fall of the romantic Julian Sorel, who attempts to climb the rungs of French society and surpass the expectations of his modest, rural upbringing. The novel is not only an exploration of Julian's own psychological and spiritual struggles but also a satire of the clergy and French society in general. "The Red and The Black, like much of Stendhal's work, was not appreciated in his own day. It was only after Stendhal's death that critics began to realize what a revolutionary stylist he was. He's currently credited as one of the fathers of psychological realism due to the space he devotes to his characters' inner lives. "Stendhal's mind was of the first order... he wrote his two novels, which so few people have read, in a spirit of fearless liberty." (Joseph Conrad). Fine.

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         Letter Signed to 'The Revd. Mr. Jones', from Taplow Nr. Maidenhead, 4 June 1831. 'I thank you for the interesting communication you have been so obliging as to bring for me ...'

      1831 41 lines on 3pp. 4to, integral address leaf to the recipient 'to the care of T. Pringle Esq.'; old folds, a few marginal tears.A long letter signed by Wilberforce but written in a secretarial hand, to Jones, an American, who wished to be employed by the Church Missionary Society as a missionary to Hayti. Wilberforce thanks Jones 'for the interesting communications you have been so obliging as to bring for me. Let me beg you to put the printed works you have brought over, into the hands of Mr Pringle (Secretary to the Anti-Slavery Society) ... Mr Pringle confirms the statement in Mr Peter Williams's letter ... It is manifest and undeniable that Hayti is in a situation which the labors of a missionary at once duly zealous and prudent, might be the greatest of all blessings to that most interesting community ...' Wilberforce suggests that Jones contact members of the committee of the Society and that he, Wilberforce, will 'mention you to two or three friends of my own on that Body ...' After Wilberforce's signature, a PS reports that 'A complaint in my eyes obliges me to write to you by another hand'.William Wilberforce, the anti-slavery campaigner, was probably staying with Pascoe Grenfell, a 'zealous supporter', at his country seat at Taplow. Thomas Pringle was Secretary to the Anti-Slavery Society (residing at 7 Solly Terrace, Claremont Square, Glasgow, as written faintly in pencil on the address leaf). Peter Williams was the black Episcopalian minister from Harlem, who advocated emigration from America and at the time of this letter recommended Haiti as a place of settlement for black Americans. It is not known if Jones achieved his goal. PLEASE NOTE: For customers within the UK and the EU, this item is subject to VAT.

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         Slavery

      December 10, 1831.

Two page document issued by the New-York Colonization Society to "Rev. Dr. Knox" from the Society's president, W. A. Duer, signed "W. A. Duer", also signed by the recording secretary, "Ira B. Underhill".  Expertly repaired at main folds.

The document in small part, is asking for funding to "colonize the free colored population of this country, on the shores of Africa.......a colony at Liberia. If they came as pagans, let them go back as Christians.....our criminal calendar bears melancholy witness. Comparing the relative proportions of white and colored population in our state, more than nine-tenths of those who are arraigned at our police establishments and courts of sessions, and who occupy the cells of our bridewells, penitentiaries, and state prisons, are, we are constrained to say of the latter description."



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         Floral Illustrations of the Seasons, consisting of the most beautiful hardy and rare herbaceous plants, cultivated in the flower garden, from drawings by Mrs. Edward Roscoe

      Robert Havell, London 1831 - (11 1/4 x 9 1/8 inches). Engraved title and 55 hand coloured engraved and aquatint plates, by Havell after Roscoe. Plates on wove paper watermarked J. Whatman 1830. Contemporary burgundy straight grain morocco, covers elaborately blocked in gilt and blind, spine gilt with wide semi-raised bands in five compartments, lavender endpapers, gilt edges With wonderful hand coloured plates by Havell after Margaret Roscoe. Margaret Roscoe was the daughter-in-law of William Roscoe, the Liverpool botanist, banker, and patron of the arts. She contributed several plates to Roscoe's Monandrian Plants of the Order Scitamae (1824-1829) before publishing Floral Illustrations of the Seasons (1829-31), her book of detailed botanical drawings engraved by Havell. Kramer notes that the work is one of very few Victorian English botanical books where a female illustrator/author is named on the title. Roscoe's book was produced in a very small edition at the time that Robert Havell was deeply involved in the production of Audubon's Birds of America (1827-1838), and this exquisite work demonstrates his preeminence as a natural history engraver. Nissen BBI 1676; Dunthorne 236; Great Flower Books 133; Stafleu & Cowan IV:882; cf. Kramer, Women of Flowers, p. 49. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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         Notes on the Bedouins and Wahábys collected during his Travels in the East 

      Second edition. 2 vols. With a folding map. 8vo. Contemporary half morocco with marbled paper boards, the spines lettered in gilt; three small areas of loss to spine of volume two, corners of both vols. slightly worn, very good otherwise. x, 382; iv, 391pp. London, Henry Colburn and Richard Bentley,

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         Nuovissima guida dei viaggiatori in Italia. Arricchita di Carte Geografiche postali, delle Piante topografiche delle Citta' principali, non che dei regolamenti e distanze in poste, l'indicazione de' nuovi Stradali, de' migliori Alberghi, e delle Tariffe delle monete in corso, ecc. ecc. per cura di A. L

      presso Epimaco e Pasquale Artaria, Milano 1831 - Ex libris al contropiatto. Abrasioni e mancanze al dorso, vecchio rinforzo cartaceo a un paio di tavole, segnetto a penna coeva solo su una pagina. Completo di tutte le pagine e di tutte le tavole CXXV + 489 con 24 grandi tavv. ripiegate p. 195x115 mm p.pelle coeva con bindella di chiusura

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         GUIDA AL LAGO DI COMO ED ALLE STRADE DI STELVIO E SPLUGA // GUIDE AU LAC DE COME ET AUX ROUTES DE STELVIO ET SPLUGA. Con carta e vedute // Orné d'une carte et de plusieurs vues.

      pei Figli di Ostinelli, 1831. In-24 gr. (mm. 143x96), mz. pelle coeva, fregi e tit. oro al dorso pp. (2),209,(7), testo in italiano e francese; doppio frontespizio con due belle vignette litografate: Castello Baradello e monumento a Volta; illustrato f.t. da: un ritratto di C. Plinio Secondo inc. in rame e colorato a mano, 17 bellissime tavole di vedute inc. all'acquaforte (2 a doppia pag.) e con la "Nuova carta del Lago di Como", piu' volte ripieg., inc. in rame da Giuseppe Pezze. "Como e suoi dintorni - Da Como alla Tremezzina - La Tremezzina - Il ramo di Lecco - Da Bellagio a Domaso - Da Colico a Sondrio - Da Sondrio a Bormio (e analisi delle acque acidule di S. Caterina e delle termali di Bormio) - Strada dello Stelvio - Da Domaso allo Spluga ed a Coira - I Morti di Torno (poesia di Cesare Cantù)". "Prima edizione" di una tra le piu' interessanti guide dedicate al Lago di Como. Fresco esemplare con barbe, su carta distinta, molto ben conservato.

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         Le Rouge et le Noir. Chronique du XIXe siècle

      Paris: A. Levavasseur, 1831. A Fine copy of Stendhal's masterpiece and one of the major literary works of 19th century France. A lovely copy, entirely untrimmed (pages 181 x 140 mm), with the original wrappers bound in to each volume (including the spine panels). Elegantly bound by Edouard Pagnant of Paris (1852-1916) in green half-morocco over marbled boards, spine with gilt titles and decorated columns, marbled end papers. Internal contents clean and fresh, quite rare and desireable with the original printed wrappers. Upper wrapper and titles with vignettes of Henry Monnier, engraved by Porret. Volume one vignette shows Julien Sorel appearing to Madame de Renal near a confessional; volume two shows Mathilde de La Mole holding the head of Julien Sorel. Stendhal's surprisingly modern bildungsroman about the rise and fall of the romantic Julian Sorel, who attempts to climb the rungs of French society and surpass the expectations of his modest, rural upbringing. The novel is not only an exploration of Julian's own psychological and spiritual struggles but also a satire of the clergy and French society in general. "The Red and The Black, like much of Stendhal's work, was not appreciated in his own day. It was only after Stendhal's death that critics began to realize what a revolutionary stylist he was. He's currently credited as one of the fathers of psychological realism due to the space he devotes to his characters' inner lives. "Stendhal's mind was of the first order... he wrote his two novels, which so few people have read, in a spirit of fearless liberty." (Joseph Conrad). Fine. Fine

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         La Chasse des oiseaux d'eau en France. Aquarelles et dessins d'Eugène Lelièpvre.

      - Paris, Emile Nourry, Librairie cynégétique, 1831. Fort in-4, 338-(2) pp., reliure demi-chagrin, tranches mouchetées, couverture conservée (coiffes légèrement frottées, coins inférieurs émoussés). Ex-libris gravé : Launay-Guen. Edition originale, un des 450 exemplaires numérotés (n° 111) sur alfa satiné (après 15 Japon et 50 Annam). Illustré de planches en couleurs hors-texte et en noir in- et hors-texte. * Voir photographie(s) / See picture(s). *** Membre du SLAM et de la LILA / ILAB Member. La librairie est ouverte du mardi au samedi de 14h à 19h. Si vous souhaitez passer à la librairie pour un livre, merci de nous prévenir au préalable, l'ensemble du stock visible en ligne n'étant pas immédiatement consultable. *** Langue : Français

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         The gentlemen and ladies' pocket dictionary, to which is prefixed tables showing the day of the month for one hundred years

      Concord: printed by Luther Roby, 1831. Only edition of an uncommon American dictionary, 32mo (4.25 x 2.75 inches), pp. [8], [9]-128; title within woodcut ornamental border, woodcut on verso of title-p., woodcut headpiece depicting an American eagle; contemporary and probably original full sheep; rubbed, but good and sound. George also compiled a shipwreck anthology and a statistical gazetteer, as well as other popular works. About 4000 entry words, pronunciations, parts of speech and brief definitions. American Imprints 7239 (4 copies); Burkett, American Dictionaries of the English Language before 1861, p. 66; Vancil, p. 97; 6 copies in OCLC.

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         FAMILY CABINET ATLAS - specially Patronized by their most Gracious Majesties, William IV and Adelaide

      Published for the Proprietors by Mr. Bull, Holles Street, Cavendish Square, London 1831 - A scarce first impression of the true first edition, published 31st March 1831, as stated on title-page. Fifty numbered engraved hand-coloured wash plates, mainly maps, throughout, each with a gazetteer opposite. All pages and plates present. Very good in blind-stamped triple decorative dark green morocco boards bordered with blind-stamped decoration to five of six compartments to spine with gilt titles to second compartment of spine. Pale lemon front and rear free endpapers and pastedowns. All edges of text-block gilt. Edges, corners and head and tail of boards slightly rubbed. Two very small paper remnants to front pastedown. Small surface marks to bottom of rear board. Tiny surface mark to top of rear board. No inscriptions. No foxing. Pages clean. Spine tight. 172mm x 122mm. ***Contents: A comparative view of the principal mountains of the world with their altitudes; The Chief Rivers with their respective lengths; the Inland Seas & Principal Lakes of the Eastern Hemisphere; the Inland Seas & Principal Lakes of the Western Hemisphere; Potamological Table of Europe, Asia, Africa and America; The World on Mercator's Projection; The World: Western & Eastern Hemispheres; The World: Polar regions: North & South; Europe; British Isles; England & Wales; Scotland; Ireland; Spain; Portugal; France; Holland and the Netherlands; German States; Switzerland; Italian States; Naples or The Two Sicilies; Austrian Dominions; Turkish Empire; Greece; Poland; Prussian States; Russian Empire; Sweden and Norway; Denmark with Holstein; Asia; Persia and Arabia; Hindoostan; Birman Empire, Siam & Cochin China; Chinese Empire and Japan; East India Islands; South Sea Islands; Australia; Africa; Western Africa; Egypt; Southern Africa; North America; British Possessions in North America; Canada with New Brunswick, Nova Scotia & Newfoundland; United States; Mexico & Guatimala; West Indies; South America; Columbia; La Plata Chili and the Banda Orientale; Brazil with Guiana & Paraguay. ***'The object in undertaking the Publication of the Family Cabinet Atlas was to supply with distinctness and accuracy the greatest quantity of geographical information in the smallest possible compass. This has been accomplished by the originality and simplicity of its Plan, together with the aid of minute yet distinct and elegant workmanship; for this little Volume will be found to contain between Forty and Fifty Thousand names of Places, Twenty Thousand of which have their latitudes and longitudes affixed, affording a body of information three times as extensive as that supplied by the generosity of Quarto Atlases. ***The Proprietors feel themselves bound to acknowledge with gratitude the Royal patronage which has been graciously extended to their undertaking, the general support which has attended its progress, and the high commendation it has received from almost every Public Journal in the Kingdom. Encouraged and Fostered by such favorable auspices they have in the production of the Family Cabinet Atlas, spared neither pains nor expence in obtaining the latest authorities and showing to what perfection and beauty the art of Map Engraving may be carried. They have now the satisfaction of knowing that this little Publication is every where acknowledged to be not only of the greatest utility in itself, but of a character that will entitle it to hold a permanent rank among the Fine and Useful Arts of the British Empire.' (Quote from preface). ***First impression of the true first edition, complete in its original dark green textured morocco-covered boards, with all fifty numbered engraved hand-colour wash full-page miniature plates present as called for, all in bright clean condition. Only one 1831 original first edition is listed on COPAC, located at Oxford University. ***Of interest to collectors of rare first edition antiquarian atlases and hand-coloured maps, and the fine engravings of Thomas Starling. Extremely scarce. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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         [De schutter- en jagerkorpsen. De legerkorpsen | Infanterie. De Oost- en West-Indische korpsen en marine | Kavallerie, artillerie, genie, etc.].[Utrecht, Johannes Paulus Houtman, 1831-1832]. 8vo (17.5 x 11.5 cm). 73 unnumbered lithographed prints plus 3 duplicates (leaf size 17 x 11 cm) with a brief caption in a round-hand script below each image, showing Dutch military personnel (including 1 woman) in their uniforms, the cavalry often shown on horseback and many others with flags, musical instruments, swords, firearms, backpacks, etc., coloured by a contemporary hand, probably for the publisher. Contemporary paperboard portfolio in a paperboard slipcase.

      Atlas Van Stolk 6823; Landwehr, Color plates 320; Muller, Historieplaten 6481 & suppl. 6481; WorldCat (3 copies); not in Colas; Hiler; Lipperheide. Rare series of lithographed costume prints, with fine and delicate images of the uniforms of all sections of the Dutch army and navy, including the overseas corps in the Dutch East and West Indies, all coloured by a contemporary hand, many in bright colours. They come from the most extensive Dutch print series of military uniforms ever published, with 165 known prints, but no set containing all 165 is known and the prints are not numbered. Each print shows a single figure, including 5 with cavalrymen on horseback. The only woman in our set, a "marketenster", carries a tapped keg and a funnel-shaped cup to provide jenever (Dutch gin) for the soldiers. Nine figures carry military flags, five have musical instruments and many carry swords, firearms or backpacks. 4 prints show army uniforms in the Dutch East and West Indies, while 2 show navy uniforms. In 13 prints the printed images with their captions have been cut out of the print and each mounted on an 8vo leaf of laid paper. These mounting leaves are somewhat browned, one or two badly, without affecting the print itself. 4 other leaves have their margins cut down, but 2 of these are duplicates. The printed image has been slightly shaved in 2 of the cut-down leaves and in one of the prints that has been cut out and mounted, but these affect only the tip of a bayonette in 1 print and one edge of the ground below the figure in 2 prints. The prints and their colouring generally remain in very good condition. The portfolio and slipcase are somewhat rubbed but still in good condition. A set of 73 rare prints of Dutch military uniforms, this copy providing some new information concerning the publishing history of the series.

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         Traité d'ornithologie

      Paris/ Strasbourg/ Bruxelles, Levrault 1831 - Wahrscheinlich originales Handexemplar des Autors. Erste Ausgabe in 2 Bänden, umfasst einen Textband und einen Tafelband. Der Textband enthält 17 eingelegte Pergamentblätter (nach den Seiten 24, 324, 346, 372 (2 Stück), 378, 428, 432, 448, 454, 460 (2 Stück), 462, 464, 480, 508 und 522), die handschriftl. Reisenotizen mit Vogelbeobachtungen samt einigen Handzeichnungen zur Vogelanatomie (Schnabelstudien) widergeben. Die Pergamentblätter sind mit „Lesson“ gezeichnet und nennen die Orte der Beobachtungen bzw. Beschreibungen (z.B. Java, Chili, etc.), so wie auf einem Blatt auch das Jahr (1831). Ein unbeschnittenes Exemplar. René Primevère Lesson (geb. 20. März 1794 in Rochefort; gest. 28. April 1849 ebenda) war ein französischer Arzt und Naturforscher. Lesson diente in den napoleonischen Kriegen auf verschiedenen französischen Kriegsschiffen als Chirurg. In den 1820er Jahren nahm er an zwei mehrjährigen Forschungsreisen in die Südsee und nach Neuguinea als Schiffsarzt teil. Auf diesen Reisen betätigte sich Lesson auch als Naturforscher, wobei sein besonderes Interesse der Ornithologie galt. Nach seiner Rückkehr nach Paris veröffentlichte er einen Bericht über seine Forschungsreisen. Die Resultate seiner Sammeltätigkeit stellte er der Öffentlichkeit in vier größeren Abhandlungen vor, wobei der „Traité d’ornthologie“ die bedeutendste ist. Ab 1832 diente er in Rochefort wiederum in der französischen Marine. Seine Erfahrungen als Chirurg der Marine legte er 1833 in dem Handbuch „Manuel d'Histoire Naturelle Médicale et de Pharmacologie“ nieder. Nissen, IVB 552; nicht bei Anker. a. Textband: Mit 659 Inhaltsseiten zzgl. 2 Seiten Zueignung, 15 Seiten Vorrede, 11 Seiten Inhaltsübersicht („Tableau methodique“) zur Klassifikation der Vogelarten und incl. 7 Seiten alphabetisches Namensverzeichnis der Vogelarten zum Schluss. Interessant ist die grundsätzliche Unterteilung zwischen der „Ier Division: Oiseaux anomaux“ und der „IIe Division: Oiseaux normaux“. Die erste Klasse ist mit insgesamt nur wenigen Arten unterschieden in die 1. Familie der „brévipennes“ und die 2. Familie der „nullipennes“. Die zweite Klasse unterscheidet in 5 Ordnungen die: „Accipitres, Passereaux, Gallinacées, Échassiers, Palmipèdes“, datiert auf 1830. b. Tafelband: Mit 119 ganzseitigen von Hand sw-ausgemalten Kupfern von zumeist 2 Vogelabbildungen pro Tafel, zzgl. 2 Seiten Einleitung und 6 Seiten Inhaltsübersicht zu den Tafeln („Table des planches“). 2 Bände im mit originalen Frontispizen und Rückenschildern staffiertem Pergamenteinband. Format/ Einband 23,5 x 15,5 cm; Textband mit 659 Inhaltsseiten, Tafelband mit 119 ganzseitigen sw-ausgemalten Kupfern von Vogelabbildungen. Kanten und Ecken bestoßen und beschabt, Rücken mit Bezugsfehlstellen. Papier fleckig und berieben mit Wasserrändern an einigen Stellen. Der Tafelband ist in der Bindung an wenigen Stellen leicht aufgebrochen; zu Beginn in der oberen weißen Ecke mit kleinem Wasserrand, ca. 5 Tafeln zu Beginn mit Braunfleck. Ein gut lesbares Exemplar. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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         Romans et Contes Philosophiques. Tome 3 [ Edition originale ] L'Enfant Maudit - L'Elixir de Longue Vie - Les Proscrits - Le Chef-d'Oeuvre Inconnu - Le Réquisitionnaire - Etude de Femme - Les Deux Rêves - Jésus-Christ en Flandres - L'Eglise

      Troisième édition, 1 vol. in-8 reliure de l'époque demi-veau bleu nuit, Charles Gosselin, Paris, 1831, Charles Gosselin, Paris, 1831, 2 ff. et frontispice, 396 pp. (avec le frontispice par Tony Johannot, gravé par Porret et tiré sur Chine) Edition originale avec titre de relais portant la mention "Troisième édition". Bon état (dos lég. frotté, qq. rouss.) pour cet exemplaire en reliure d'époque. Vicaire, I, 186 ; Carteret, I, 162 Français

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         Der Todtentanz - Ein Gedicht.

      Leipzig, Friedrich August Leo 1831 - VIII, 200 Seiten mit 48 Kupfern in treuen Contouren nach dem Original des Hans Holbein und dem Bildniss desselben, gestochen von dem Königl.Sächs.kupferstich-Gallerie-Inspector Frenzel in Dresden, Einband etwas berieben und bestossen, Bibl.Kennzeichnung am Titel und Bibl.Zettel am Einband, leicht fleckig, ansonst guter und sauberer Zustand. --------------------------------- mit handschriftlicher Widmung und Signatur von Bechstein am Vorsatz ----------------- " Zur freundlichen Erinnerung an freundlichen Stunden, vom Verfaßer. Paris, 10.April 1835, Ludwig Bechstein" - Bechsteins grosses Totentanzgedicht wird hier würdig illustriert durch Frenzels Kupferstiche, die Holbeins Totentanz zum Vorbild haben. Joh. Gottl. Abraham Frenzel (geb. 1782 zu Dresden) bildete sich unter Darnstädt zum Kupferstecher aus, und schon mit 20 Jahren erwarb er sich grossen Ruhm durch seine Landschaftsbilder. [ ] Die Totentanz-Folge ist eines seiner besten Werke und zeigt deutlich seine höchst sorgfältige Nadelbehandlung und die wunderbare Feinheit der Zeichnung. Ludwig Bechstein selber war einer der grössten deutschen Privatsammler des 19. Jahrhunderts auf dem Totentanz-Gebiet und hat auch einige Werke darüber verfasst" (Oppermann 1161). - Goed. XIII, 165, 9; Linschmann 113; Massmann 56, K. 1. - First edition of this charming work, illustrated with altogether 49 plates of death dance scenes. A very rare work, a poem by one of the most important 19th century German collectors of death dances, well illustrated by Frenzel's cooper engravings after Holbein Sprache: Deutsch Gewicht in Gramm: 420 [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy]

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         Beschreibung der unter allerhöchstem kaiserlichen Schutze von der Universität zu Dorpat veranstalteten . . .

      Dorpat, Estonia:: J. C. Schünmann, 1831., 1831. 2 volumes in 1. 4to. [8], 360; [8], 424, [3] pp. 13 folding plates; light scattered foxing especially at plates and through p. 20, pages largely un-opened. Original printed wrappers; edges and spine chipped, top spine edges torn, hand-written ink front cover title. Spine and front cover library labels, rubber stamps to front cover and title-page (observatory in Utrecht and a Technical Library in Deft). UNTRIMMED IN ORIGINAL PUBLISHER'S PLAIN WRAPPERS, AS ISSUED. Very good +. FIRST EDITION of Struve's pioneering geodetic work. These measurements represent the initiation of the Struve Geodetic Arc, "a chain of survey triangulations stretching from Hammerfest in Norway to the Black Sea, through ten countries and over 2,820 km, which yielded the first accurate measurement of a meridian" (Wikipedia). "The work carried out under Dr. Struve's supervision in Tartu during 1816-1855 was of considerable importance for determining the shape and size of the Earth and represented an important step in the development of astronomy, geodetics and cartography. The measurement of the arc constituted a rare example of collaboration for a scientific cause between the scientists and rulers of a number of countries" (ER). The plates are mainly diagrams of scientific instruments employed by Struve. "In 1819, M. Struve, who was then director of the observatory of Dorpat, while engaged in the survey of Livonia, suggested to the University of Dorpat the desirableness of measuring the arc of the meridian included between the island of Hogland in the Gulf of Finland, and the town of Jacobstadt in the province of Courland. The sanction of the emperor having been obtained for the project, the operations were commenced and were finally completed in the year 1827.... In the same year in which M. Struve brought to a close the operations connected with this arc, General Tenner also completed measurement of the arc of the meridian included between Bristen in Courland, and Belin in the province of Grodno.... It became desirable to connect trigonometrically the two arcs together. This was effected in 1827-8, by M. Struve and General Tenner, independently of each other, and the results upon being transmitted separately in sealed letters to Bessel, were found to exhibit a most satisfying accordance" (Knight, p. 349). "From 1828 to 1831 Struve and Tenner had been engaged in joining their respective measurements of meridian arcs. The description of this operation was published in 1832; the full account of Struve's work having appeared in 1831 in the...Breitengradmessung" (Abbe, p. 375). Struve was a Danish-Norwegian astronomer who is best known for his studies of double stars, making micrometric measurements of 2714 of them from 1824-1837, and his work in the field of geodesy. He taught astronomy at the University of Dorpat for many years, before becoming director of the Central Observatory in Pulkova, Russia, in 1839. "In addition to his teaching, Struve's research was also significant in a number of areas, notably observation of double stars; determination of stellar parallaxes and distribution of stars in space; observation of planets, the moon, comets, and auroras; meridian measurements; statistical techniques; and the design and refinement of astronomical and geodetic instruments" (DSB, vol. XIII, p. 109). "At Pulkova, he determined anew the constant of aberration, but was chiefly occupied in working out the results of former years' work and in the completion of the geodetic operations in which he had been engaged during the greater part of his life. He had commenced them with a survey of Livonia (1816-19), which was followed by the measurement of an arc of meridian of over 34 in the Baltic provinces of Russia" ("Struve," Encyclopaedia Britannica, p. 641). PROVENANCE: Rubber-stamps of "Technische Hogeschool, Bibliotheek Lab. v. Geodesie, Kanaalweg 4, Delft," a library at Delft University of Technology, and "Sterrewacht Zonnenburg, Utrecht," the Sonnenborgh Observatory, both in The Netherlands. REFERENCES: Estonian Review, Jul. 11-24, 2005; Knight, Charles. "Geodesy." English Cyclopaedia. Vol. 4. London: Bradbury, Evans, 1867; Abbe, Cleveland. "Dorpat and Poulkova." Annual Report of the Board of Regents of the Smithsonian Institution. Washington, DC: Government Printing Office, 1868; "Struve." The New Werner Twentieth Century Edition of the Encyclopaedia Britannica. Vol. 22. Chicago: Werner, 1907. FULL TITLE: Beschreibung der unter allerhöchstem kaiserlichen Schutze von der Universität zu Dorpat veranstalteten Breitengradmessung in den Ostseeprovinzen Russlands ausgefürt und bearbeitet in den Jahren 1821 bis 1831 mit Beihülfe des Capitain-Lieutenants B. W. V. Wrangell und Anderer.

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         Abhandlung über die Gifte, in Bezug auf gerichtliche Arzneikunde, Physiologie und practische Medicin, von Robert Christison, M.D., Professor der gerichtlichen Arzneikunde und Medicinal-Polocei an der Universität zu Edinburgh [....] Nach der ersten und zweiten Auflage des englischen Originals bearbeitet. Mit einer Tafel Abbildungen / Nachträge zur ersten Auflage von Christision's Abhandlug über die Gifte

      1831, 1833, Halbledereinbd. m. goldgeprägten Rücken, umlaufender Rotschnitt, XXXVI, 964 S. u. eine Ausfalttafel / IV, 220 S. - Rücken leicht berieben, Einband des ersten Bandes mit kleiner Fehlstelle, Namensstempel auf den Titelblättern, Nachtragsband mit Durchschuss (für Notizen ?). Insgesamt wohlerhaltene Exemplare des toxokologischen Standardwerks mit dem seltenen Nachtragsband.

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         Romans et Contes Philosophiques. Tome 3 [ Edition originale ] L'Enfant Maudit - L'Elixir de Longue Vie - Les Proscrits - Le Chef-d'Oeuvre Inconnu - Le Réquisitionnaire - Etude de Femme - Les Deux Rêves - Jésus-Christ en Flandres - L'Eglise

      Charles Gosselin 1831 - Troisième édition, 1 vol. in-8 reliure de l'époque demi-veau bleu nuit, Charles Gosselin, Paris, 1831, Charles Gosselin, Paris, 1831, 2 ff. et frontispice, 396 pp. (avec le frontispice par Tony Johannot, gravé par Porret et tiré sur Chine) Edition originale avec titre de relais portant la mention "Troisième édition". Bon état (dos lég. frotté, qq. rouss.) pour cet exemplaire en reliure d'époque. Vicaire, I, 186 ; Carteret, I, 162 Langue: Français [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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         Geschichte des Römischen Rechts im Mittelalter.

      Heidelberg, Mohr und Zimmer (Bd II: Mohr und Winter, Bde. IV-VI: Mohr), 1815 - 1831. - 6 Bände. HLdr. d. Zt. Stintzing-L. III/2, 217; Enslin-E. 366; Kleinheyer-Sch. 233: "Savignys Buch ist bis in die Mitte dieses [des 20.] Jahrhunderts ein Standardwerk geblieben, erst die gegenwärtige Mediävistik ist dabei, es durch ein Gemeinschaftswerk zu ersetzen [Ius Romanum medii aevi, seit 1961]." - Erste Ausgabe. - Wenig fleckiges, sehr gutes Exemplar! [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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         The Life and Adventures of Nathaniel Pearce,

      1831 - written by himself, during a Residence in Abyssinia, from the Years 1810 to 1819. Together with Mr. Coffin's Account of his Visit to Gondar. First edition. 2 vols. Small 8vo. Original plum pebblegrain cloth, spine sunned, some occasional spotting. ix, 348; viii, 349pp. London, ?His journals. are one long record of adventures, and contain a most minute and careful account of the habits and customs of the Abyssinians? (D.N.B.)The descriptions of the customs of the northern Abyssinians make this work particularly valuable. Pankhurst, 13. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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         THE LIFE AND ADVENTURES OF NATHANIEL PEARCE, WRITTEN BY HIMSELF, DURING A RESIDENCE IN ABYSSINIA, FROM THE YEARS 1810 TO 1819 TOGETHER WITH MR COFFIN'S ACCOUNT OF HIS VISIT TO GONDAR (IN TWO VOLUMES)

      Henry Colburn & Richard Bentley, London 1831 - FIRST EDITION. Two volumes. 12mo. (x), 348; viii, (350) pp. Contemporary drab boards, both volumes re-spined with modern title labels and endpapers; light scattered spotting throughout, never heavy or distracting; Ex.libris bookplate of J&U Brass, of Chelsea, SW London. Scarce. Nathaniel Pearce (1779-1820) was, according to J. J. Halls, who edited and published his autobiographical writings in 1831, 'one of those remarkable and adventurous beings, whom Nature . seems to take delight in creating'. Having run away to sea twice, deserted from the navy, accidentally killed a man, and briefly converted to Islam, he came into his own as a guide and factotum to British travellers in Egypt. He accompanied Henry Salt's 1805 mission to Abyssinia, where he married a local girl and served the ruler of Tigre until the latter's death in 1816. Pearce's humorous account of his life is particularly interesting in the details it gives of the land and people of Ethiopia, then little known by Europeans. In Volume II, the situation in Abyssinia becomes dangerous and Pearce decides to escape down the Nile. The journal ends abruptly in 1819, a year before his death (COPAC) [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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         The Present State of Australia; a Description of the Country, Its Advantages and Prospects with Reference to Emigration and a Particular Account of the Manners, Customs and Condition of its Aboriginal Inhabitants

      Smith, Elder and Co 1831 - Brown half leather boards with faded gilt lettering to spine. Boards are rubbed and generally grubby. Corners are bumped, edges are worn. Spine is torn to the top, the gilting has all gone and there is damage to both ends. New endpapers. Both inner hinges are cracked, some pages are detached. The binding is loose; the bundles are separating. Starts with title page. Textblock is rather grubby. 464 pp + index + 4 pp adverts. Final advert page has been taped. Would need a good bookbinder to realise its full potential. Additional photos are available upon request. When securely packed this item will weigh in the region of 664g. The quoted postage for international orders is based on a standard book weight. Where a book is lighter, we will reduce the postage accordingly. If the book is heavier, we will request additional postage. We make no profit on postal charges. All our books are photographed so you can see what you are buying. ABE may, however, display a stock image whilst processing ours. (YBP Ref: 3433/48 15) Size: 8vo - over 73/4" - 93/4" Tall [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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         Beschreibung der unter allerhöchstem kaiserlichen Schutze von der Universität zu Dorpat veranstalteten . . .

      Dorpat, Estonia: J. C. Schünmann, 1831. Dorpat, Estonia:: J. C. Schünmann, 1831., 1831. 2 volumes in 1. 4to. [8], 360; [8], 424, [3] pp. 13 folding plates; light scattered foxing especially at plates and through p. 20, pages largely un-opened. Original printed wrappers; edges and spine chipped, top spine edges torn, hand-written ink front cover title. Spine and front cover library labels, rubber stamps to front cover and title-page (observatory in Utrecht and a Technical Library in Deft). UNTRIMMED IN ORIGINAL PUBLISHER'S PLAIN WRAPPERS, AS ISSUED. Very good +. FIRST EDITION of Struve's pioneering geodetic work. These measurements represent the initiation of the Struve Geodetic Arc, "a chain of survey triangulations stretching from Hammerfest in Norway to the Black Sea, through ten countries and over 2,820 km, which yielded the first accurate measurement of a meridian" (Wikipedia). "The work carried out under Dr. Struve's supervision in Tartu during 1816-1855 was of considerable importance for determining the shape and size of the Earth and represented an important step in the development of astronomy, geodetics and cartography. The measurement of the arc constituted a rare example of collaboration for a scientific cause between the scientists and rulers of a number of countries" (ER). The plates are mainly diagrams of scientific instruments employed by Struve. "In 1819, M. Struve, who was then director of the observatory of Dorpat, while engaged in the survey of Livonia, suggested to the University of Dorpat the desirableness of measuring the arc of the meridian included between the island of Hogland in the Gulf of Finland, and the town of Jacobstadt in the province of Courland. The sanction of the emperor having been obtained for the project, the operations were commenced and were finally completed in the year 1827…. In the same year in which M. Struve brought to a close the operations connected with this arc, General Tenner also completed measurement of the arc of the meridian included between Bristen in Courland, and Belin in the province of Grodno…. It became desirable to connect trigonometrically the two arcs together. This was effected in 1827-8, by M. Struve and General Tenner, independently of each other, and the results upon being transmitted separately in sealed letters to Bessel, were found to exhibit a most satisfying accordance" (Knight, p. 349). "From 1828 to 1831 Struve and Tenner had been engaged in joining their respective measurements of meridian arcs. The description of this operation was published in 1832; the full account of Struve's work having appeared in 1831 in the…Breitengradmessung" (Abbe, p. 375). Struve was a Danish-Norwegian astronomer who is best known for his studies of double stars, making micrometric measurements of 2714 of them from 1824-1837, and his work in the field of geodesy. He taught astronomy at the University of Dorpat for many years, before becoming director of the Central Observatory in Pulkova, Russia, in 1839. "In addition to his teaching, Struve's research was also significant in a number of areas, notably observation of double stars; determination of stellar parallaxes and distribution of stars in space; observation of planets, the moon, comets, and auroras; meridian measurements; statistical techniques; and the design and refinement of astronomical and geodetic instruments" (DSB, vol. XIII, p. 109). "At Pulkova, he determined anew the constant of aberration, but was chiefly occupied in working out the results of former years' work and in the completion of the geodetic operations in which he had been engaged during the greater part of his life. He had commenced them with a survey of Livonia (1816-19), which was followed by the measurement of an arc of meridian of over 34 in the Baltic provinces of Russia" ("Struve," Encyclopaedia Britannica, p. 641). PROVENANCE: Rubber-stamps of "Technische Hogeschool, Bibliotheek Lab. v. Geodesie, Kanaalweg 4, Delft," a library at Delft University of Technology, and "Sterrewacht Zonnenburg, Utrecht," the Sonnenborgh Observatory, both in The Netherlands. REFERENCES: Estonian Review, Jul. 11-24, 2005; Knight, Charles. "Geodesy." English Cyclopaedia. Vol. 4. London: Bradbury, Evans, 1867; Abbe, Cleveland. "Dorpat and Poulkova." Annual Report of the Board of Regents of the Smithsonian Institution. Washington, DC: Government Printing Office, 1868; "Struve." The New Werner Twentieth Century Edition of the Encyclopaedia Britannica. Vol. 22. Chicago: Werner, 1907. FULL TITLE: Beschreibung der unter allerhöchstem kaiserlichen Schutze von der Universität zu Dorpat veranstalteten Breitengradmessung in den Ostseeprovinzen Russlands ausgefürt und bearbeitet in den Jahren 1821 bis 1831 mit Beihülfe des Capitain-Lieutenants B. W. V. Wrangell und Anderer.

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         Teoria delle leggi della sicurezza sociale.Pisa, presso i fratelli Nistri, 1831-32.

      Pisa, presso i fratelli Nistri 1831-32 - Quattro volumi di cm. 22, pp. 347 (1); 435 (1); 381 (1); 460. Stupenda legatura coeva in piena pelle con titoli e ricchi fregi al dorso; piatti inquadrati da decorazione floreale dorata con splendidi motivi a cattedrale impressi a secco. Tagli spruzzati. Fioriture e arrossature sparse, peraltro esemplare ben conservato. Giuseppe Carmignani (1768-1847), pisano, fu avvocato e professore di diritto penale presso l'Università di Pisa. Così la voce C. di Aldo Mazzacane (Dizionario Biografico degli Italiani, volume 20): "L'opera più importante di diritto penale furono i quattro volumi della Teoria delle leggi sulla sicurezza sociale, Pisa 1831-32, che si impose come una delle maggiori trattazioni penalistiche dell'Ottocento". Edizione originale. Cfr. Iccu. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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         Notre-Dame de Paris

      First Twelevmo Edition, and Second Edition Overall Printed the Same Year as the First.With Four Engraved Vignette TitlesHUGO, Victor. Notre-Dame de Paris. CinquiÈme Èdition. Paris: Charles Gosselin, 1831.First twelvemo edition, second edition overall, printed the same year as the first edition and with no indication of later edition on title-page. Four twelvemo volumes in two (6 13/16 x 4 inches; 173 x 101 mm). Complete with half-titles which read "Oeuvres Completes de Victor Hugo. Notre-Dame de Paris. CinquiÈme edition", and with the four vignette title-pages, engraved on wood by Porret after Tony Johannot. This is two more vignettes than the first edition which only has two vignette title-pages.Bound in contemporary half green diced morocco over marbled boards. Spines decoratively tooled and lettered in gilt. All edges dyed yellow. With small red stamp "Monticelli Obizzi Crema" on half-title of volume I and the front free endpaper of volume II. Board edges and corners lightly rubbed. Some minor toning and occasional spotting. page 257 of volume II, opened rough, but not affecting text. Pages 309-312 of volume II with tear to bottom margin, not affecting text. Volume IV, page 253 with a tiny hole, between headline and first line of text. Overall, an excellent copy.Although the half-titles state "CinquiÈme Èdition" this is truly the second edition and the first in twelves. Gosselin brought out the novel on 16 March 1831 in an edition of 1,100 copies, as was his general practice. The first printing was distributed into four separate issues of 275 copies each, the subsequent three issues being designated as ìsecond edition,î ìthird edition,î and ìfourth editionî respectively on the title-pages. They were called different editions in an attempt to make the book seem more popular, however these were all first editions, but separate issues. This present copy is designated "fifth edition" following the same linage and so therefore the second actual edition. This in-12 edition was divided into two parts marked "fifth" or "sixth edition" and both are, according to Clouzot, "very rare also".ìJohannotís title-page vignettes for the first edition of Notre-Dame de Paris show Quasimodo in the pillory receiving a drink from Esmeralda (Volume I) and Esmeralda escorted to the gallows (Volume II)î (Ray). This second edition also includes two other vignettes including Esmeralda kneeling at the church and Esmeralda with a goat.Ray, The Art of the French Illustrated Book, 180. Vicaire III, 267-58.HBS 67898. $2,250

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         The Life of Samuel Johnson

      London: John Murray,, 1831. Including a Journal of a Tour to the Hebrides by James Boswell. A new edition. With numerous additions and notes, by John Wilson Croker. 5 volumes, octavo (216 x 130 mm). Near-contemporary calf by J. Clarke with his stamp, richly gilt spines with reddish-brown and green twin labels, triple gilt fillets to covers with corner rosettes, gilt roll-tooled turn-ins, marbled edges and endpapers. Engraved portrait frontispieces, maps and plates. A little mottling to covers, slight foxing to plates and map. An excellent set. First edition edited by John Wilson Croker and "the best edition until superseded by the work of George Birkbeck Hill [1887]" (ODNB). A handsomely bound set. The binder John Clarke was "one of the best and most prolific London binders of the period" (Ramsden), who worked in binding from about 1820 to 1859.

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         THE YOUNG DUKE [3 VOLS]

      London: Henry Colburn and Richard Bentley, 1831. First Edition. VG-/no DJs 3 small 12mos [4 3/8" x 7 1/4"] half bound in dark calf and marbled paper over boards. Gilt titles and designs on spine, blind stamping on leather near borders. Some shelfwear; bumped and rubbed at corners, along edges and at head and tail of spines. Leather on spines a bit scuffed in places. Now in mylar sleeves. Ad leaf has been pasted into the first volume after the title page. Half titles present in second and third volumes. Scattered foxing. Interiors clean, bindings solid.[Oversized order. Additional postage necessary for expedited/international orders. Economy International shipping unavailable due to weight restrictions. For international/expedited customers, please inquire for rates]Photos available upon request. Dupont.

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         Ivan Vejeeghen; or, Life in Russia. By Thaddeus Bulgárin. 2 vols.

      Whittaker, Treacher, & Co. 1831 - Half titles. Uncut in contemp. pink boards, pink cloth spines, paper labels; spines sl. faded & with some minor repairs, corners sl. worn. Remains of early library label on leading pastedown vol. I. Overall a good-plus copy of a very scarce early translation from the Russian. Ivan Vyzhigin, 1829. FIRST ENGLISH EDITION, translated by George Ross. Line: Bulgarin 1. An episodic novel in the style of Gogol. Bulgarin, 1789-1859, achieved acclaim for his historical novels, but was disliked among the literati for his closeness to the political elite. He famously quarrelled with Pushkin, one of his greatest critics, and delighted in calling him ?Chushkin?, meaning the ?little fool?. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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         The Class Reptilia Arranged by the Baron Cuvier with Specific Decriptions by . [ The animal kingdom arranged in conformity with its organization. Volume 9 ]

      Printed for Whittaker, Treacher, and Co., London 1831 - 23 cm, 481 and 110 pp, many engraved plates (complete,) half-leather rebind - done in a tasteful manner. Signs of silverfish in places, and text block a little wavy in places. A good copy overall. A heavy book - overseas buyers please ask for a freight quote. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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         Remarks made on a Tour to Prairie du Chien; Then to Washington City, in 1829

      Columbus: Isaac N. Whiting, 1831. First Edition. Hardcover. Very good. vii, 296 p. 17 cm. Bound in half green leather with marbled paper and marbled endpapers. All edges gilt. Slight wear to spine ends and corners. Bookplate on front pastedown. Pages darkened and slightly foxed. Caleb Atwater (1778 – 1867) was an American politician, historian, and early archaeologist in the state of Ohio. He served several terms in the state house and was appointed as United States postmaster in Circleville, Ohio. In the 19th century he was best known for his History of the State of Ohio (1838), the first book-length history of the young state. This earlier volume describes Atwater's trip to Wisconsin in which he met with Native Americans and recorded the grammar of the Sioux language (pp. 149-172). Much of the book concerns itself with the manners and customs of the Native Americans he encountered on his journey: Winnebago, Potawatomi, Chippewa, and Odawa. In 1829, however, he journeys to Washington, and the last 30 pages or so are concerned with descriptions of the senate and impressions of such men as President Andrew Jackson, Martin Van Buren, and others.

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         Notre-Dame de Paris Cinquiéme édition.

      Paris Charles Gosselin 1831 - First Twelevmo Edition, and Second Edition Overall Printed the Same Year as the First. With Four Engraved Vignette Titles HUGO, Victor. Notre-Dame de Paris. Cinquiéme édition. Paris: Charles Gosselin, 1831. First twelvemo edition, second edition overall, printed the same year as the first edition and with no indication of later edition on title-page. Four twelvemo volumes in two (6 13/16 x 4 inches; 173 x 101 mm). Complete with half-titles which read "Oeuvres Completes de Victor Hugo. Notre-Dame de Paris. Cinquiéme edition", and with the four vignette title-pages, engraved on wood by Porret after Tony Johannot. This is two more vignettes than the first edition which only has two vignette title-pages. Bound in contemporary half green diced morocco over marbled boards. Spines decoratively tooled and lettered in gilt. All edges dyed yellow. With small red stamp "Monticelli Obizzi Crema" on half-title of volume I and the front free endpaper of volume II. Board edges and corners lightly rubbed. Some minor toning and occasional spotting. page 257 of volume II, opened rough, but not affecting text. Pages 309-312 of volume II with tear to bottom margin, not affecting text. Volume IV, page 253 with a tiny hole, between headline and first line of text. Overall, an excellent copy. Although the half-titles state "Cinquiéme édition" this is truly the second edition and the first in twelves. Gosselin brought out the novel on 16 March 1831 in an edition of 1,100 copies, as was his general practice. The first printing was distributed into four separate issues of 275 copies each, the subsequent three issues being designated as "second edition," "third edition," and "fourth edition" respectively on the title-pages. They were called different editions in an attempt to make the book seem more popular, however these were all first editions, but separate issues. This present copy is designated "fifth edition" following the same linage and so therefore the second actual edition. This in-12 edition was divided into two parts marked "fifth" or "sixth edition" and both are, according to Clouzot, "very rare also". "Johannot’s title-page vignettes for the first edition of Notre-Dame de Paris show Quasimodo in the pillory receiving a drink from Esmeralda (Volume I) and Esmeralda escorted to the gallows (Volume II)" (Ray). This second edition also includes two other vignettes including Esmeralda kneeling at the church and Esmeralda with a goat. Ray, The Art of the French Illustrated Book, 180. Vicaire III, 267-58. HBS 67898. $2,250 [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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         Romans russes. Youry Miloslavsky, ou La Russie en 1612, roman historique ; traduit du russe par madame S. C ., née d'Ott [Sophie Conrad].

      Paris, Charles Gosselin 1831 - 4 tomes en 2 volumes in-16, [4]-231 pp., [4]-209 pp. et [4]-206 pp. et [4]-207 pp., demi-basane aubergine, dos lisses ornés de filets dorés, coins en vélin, tranches mouchetées (reliure de l'époque). Légère insolation des dos. Première traduction française d'une grande rareté. Peu connue en France c'est l'oeuvre principale du romancier et dramaturge russe Mikhaïl Nikolaïevitch Zagoskin (1789-1852) : en effet, publié en 1829 en russe, Yuri Miloslavski fut le tout premier "best-seller" proprement russe, même si l'inspiration de Walter Scott est assez évidente. Quant à la traductrice, Sophie d'Ott, elle était née à Saint-Pétersbourg en 1798 et avait épousé en 1819 le colonel Joseph Conrad (1788-1837). Elle mourut à Nice en 1852 après avoir assuré pas mal de traductions du russe. Exemplaire du prince Roland Bonaparte (1858-1924), avec vignette ex-libris contrecollée sur les premières gardes et cachet au faux-titre (fonds San Donato, des Demidoff, ce qui explique la présence de ce roman rare).

      [Bookseller: Librairie Historique F. Teissèdre]
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         THE LIFE OF DAVID MARKS TO THE 26TH YEAR OF HIS AGE

      Printed at the Office of the Morning Star, Limerick, Me 1831 - 180 x 105 mm. (7 1/8 x 4 1/4"). 396 pp. FIRST EDITION. Original flamed sheep, black morocco label on spine. Engraved frontispiece portrait of Marks, with tissue guard. Flake 5277; Sabin 44624; Howes M-293. A little rubbing to joints and extremities, spine a bit sunned, persistent offsetting and variable foxing (usually minor, never severe), isolated corner creases or small stains, but a really excellent copy, the text with no significant imperfections and the unrestored binding remarkably well preserved. This memoir by a young Freewill Baptist preacher of Jewish ancestry contains the earliest known critique of the "Book of Mormon," a work Marks encountered during his evangelical efforts on the New York frontier. Marks (1805-45) grew up in Seneca County, New York, about 15 miles from the home of Mormon prophet Joseph Smith. Inspired by the revivalist fervor of his childhood, Marks early felt a call to the ministry, and by the age of 16 he was travelling to New Hampshire, New York, Ohio, Kentucky, Connecticut, and north into Canada, spreading the word of God and baptizing converts. He records his travels here, including a visit to the Mormon Whitmer family in New York, where he first heard of the Book of Mormon, along with the golden plates dug up by Joseph Smith from which it was taken, and the community of faithful adherents it had attracted. Marks was unimpressed, finding the writing uninspired, with nothing approaching the quality of the Apocrypha or the Alcoran, much less the Bible. He disapproved of the secrecy surrounding its origins and of Smith's obtaining a copyright and profiting from the work. He concluded that "the Bible is a book of perfect harmony, and unrivalled sublimity; the 'Book of Mormon' is full of absurdity, and too dull to charm the soul." (p. 342) Marks' ceaseless travel and punishing work schedule wore on his health, and he died at the age of 40. This memoir by a young Freewill Baptist preacher of Jewish ancestry contains the earliest known critique of the "Book of Mormon," a work Marks encountered during his evangelical efforts on the New York frontier. Marks (1805-45) grew up in Seneca County, New York, about 15 miles from the home of Mormon prophet Joseph Smith. Inspired by the revivalist fervor of his childhood, Marks early felt a call to the ministry, and by the age of 16 he was travelling to New Hampshire, New York, Ohio, Kentucky, Connecticut, and north into Canada, spreading the word of God and baptizing converts. He records his travels here, including a visit to the Mormon Whitmer family in New York, where he first heard of the Book of Mormon, along with the golden plates dug up by Joseph Smith from which it was taken, and the community of faithful adherents it had attracted. Marks was unimpressed, finding the writing uninspired, with nothing approaching the quality of the Apocrypha or the Alcoran, much less the Bible. He disapproved of the secrecy surrounding its origins and of Smith's obtaining a copyright and profiting from the work. He concluded that "the Bible is a book of perfect harmony, and unrivalled sublimity; the 'Book of Mormon' is full of absurdity, and too dull to charm the soul." (p. 342) Marks' ceaseless travel and punishing work schedule wore on his health, and he died at the age of 40. [Attributes: First Edition]

      [Bookseller: Phillip J. Pirages Rare Books (ABAA)]
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         Liberia; or the early history and signal preservation of the American colony of free negroes on the coast of Africa. Compiled from American documents.

      Edinburgh Waugh and Innes 1831 - First edition. 16mo., viii, 152pp., engraved map frontispiece, original brown cloth, rebacked, paper label, an excellent copy. Scarce. Written ten years after the foundation of the colony by a local minister. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Shapero Rare Books]
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         THE LIFE OF DAVID MARKS TO THE 26TH YEAR OF HIS AGE

      Limerick, Me: Printed at the Office of the Morning Star, 1831. FIRST EDITION. This memoir by a young Freewill Baptist preacher of Jewish ancestry contains the earliest known critique of the "Book of Mormon," a work Marks encountered during his evangelical efforts on the New York frontier. Marks (1805-45) grew up in Seneca County, New York, about 15 miles from the home of Mormon prophet Joseph Smith. Inspired by the revivalist fervor of his childhood, Marks early felt a call to the ministry, and by the age of 16 he was travelling to New Hampshire, New York, Ohio, Kentucky, Connecticut, and north into Canada, spreading the word of God and baptizing converts. He records his travels here, including a visit to the Mormon Whitmer family in New York, where he first heard of the Book of Mormon, along with the golden plates dug up by Joseph Smith from which it was taken, and the community of faithful adherents it had attracted. Marks was unimpressed, finding the writing uninspired, with nothing approaching the quality of the Apocrypha or the Alcoran, much less the Bible. He disapproved of the secrecy surrounding its origins and of Smith's obtaining a copyright and profiting from the work. He concluded that "the Bible is a book of perfect harmony, and unrivalled sublimity; the 'Book of Mormon' is full of absurdity, and too dull to charm the soul." (p. 342) Marks' ceaseless travel and punishing work schedule wore on his health, and he died at the age of 40.. 180 x 105 mm. (7 1/8 x 4 1/4"). 396 pp. FIRST EDITION. Original flamed sheep, black morocco label on spine. Engraved frontispiece portrait of Marks, with tissue guard.Flake 5277; Sabin 44624; Howes M-293. A little rubbing to joints and extremities, spine a bit sunned, persistent offsetting and variable foxing (usually minor, never severe), isolated corner creases or small stains, but a really excellent copy, the text with no significant imperfections and the unrestored binding remarkably well preserved.This memoir by a young Freewill Baptist preacher of Jewish ancestry contains the earliest known critique of the "Book of Mormon," a work Marks encountered during his evangelical efforts on the New York frontier. Marks (1805-45) grew up in Seneca County, New York, about 15 miles from the home of Mormon prophet Joseph Smith. Inspired by the revivalist fervor of his childhood, Marks early felt a call to the ministry, and by the age of 16 he was travelling to New Hampshire, New York, Ohio, Kentucky, Connecticut, and north into Canada, spreading the word of God and baptizing converts. He records his travels here, including a visit to the Mormon Whitmer family in New York, where he first heard of the Book of Mormon, along with the golden plates dug up by Joseph Smith from which it was taken, and the community of faithful adherents it had attracted. Marks was unimpressed, finding the writing uninspired, with nothing approaching the quality of the Apocrypha or the Alcoran, much less the Bible. He disapproved of the secrecy surrounding its origins and of Smith's obtaining a copyright and profiting from the work. He concluded that "the Bible is a book of perfect harmony, and unrivalled sublimity; the 'Book of Mormon' is full of absurdity, and too dull to charm the soul." (p. 342) Marks' ceaseless travel and punishing work schedule wore on his health, and he died at the age of 40.

      [Bookseller: Phillip J. Pirages Fine Books and Mediev]
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         Ivan Vejeeghen; or, Life in Russia. By Thaddeus Bulgárin. 2 vols.

      Whittaker, Treacher, & Co. 1831 Half titles. Uncut in contemp. pink boards, pink cloth spines, paper labels; spines sl. faded & with some minor repairs, corners sl. worn. Remains of early library label on leading pastedown vol. I. Overall a good-plus copy of a very scarce early translation from the Russian.Ivan Vyzhigin, 1829. FIRST ENGLISH EDITION, translated by George Ross. Line: Bulgarin 1. An episodic novel in the style of Gogol. Bulgarin, 1789-1859, achieved acclaim for his historical novels, but was disliked among the literati for his closeness to the political elite. He famously quarrelled with Pushkin, one of his greatest critics, and delighted in calling him 'Chushkin', meaning the 'little fool'.

      [Bookseller: Jarndyce Rare Books]
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        Seestück. Abend am Ostseestrand.

      - Radierung, 1831, von Carl Justus Ludwig Pescheck (1803 Zittau – Dresden 1845), auf Kupferdruckpapier. Plattengröße 14,4:15,3 cm, Blattgröße 26,4:37,3 cm.- Aufgelegt vom Sächsischen Kunstvereine auf das Jahr 1831.

      [Bookseller: Galerie Joseph Fach GmbH]
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