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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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        THE DEVIL'S WALK: TEN ETCHINGS

      London: F.G. Harding, 1831. Folio, unpaginated. Hardcover without jacket as issued in good condition only. Significant bumping and shelf-wear. Heavy age-toning and rubbing to boards. Soiling, chipping and abrasions to boards. Fraying to cloth spine. Previous owner's bookplate on paste-down end page. Foxing to text. Offsetting caused by plates. Half-inch closed tear to margin of one plate. Hinges starting. Consignment. Shelve: FRONT TABLE Spine is thin and green with black text on a strip of turquoise cloth. Dupont.

      [Bookseller: Second Story Books]
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        Ueber den mechanischen Wiederersatz der verlorenen unteren Gliedmassen durch eigene Apparate.

      Rostock und Güstrow, bei J.M. Oeberg & Comp., 1831, 8, XVI, 88, 2 gefalt. lith. Foiliosteindrucktafeln, Pappband der Zeit frisches Exemplar. Erste und einzige Ausgabe dieser seltenen Schrift. "Hier wählte ich die Construktion der künstlichen Füsse zur Aufgabe, weil dieser Gegenstand für unendlich viele Menschen, namentlich in Kriegszeiten von grosser Wichtigkeit ist, trotz dem aber bis zur Stunde im Allgemeinen keineswegs zur Genüge practisch gelöst wurde. ... Meine Bemühungen, aus grossen Buchhandlungen mehr Genügendes über unseren Gegenstand zu erhalten, blieb fruchtlos. J.G. Heine's Beschreibung eines neunen künstlichen Fusses für den Ober- und Unterschenkel, Würzburg 1811 enthält zwar - was man von einem der vorzüglichsten Mechaniker Deutschlands auch nicht anders erwarten darf, sehr viel Nutzbares da jeder Fuss aber übermäßig complicirt, also auch sehr wandelbar, schwer, kostbar und nur von geübten Arbeiter darzustellen ist, so ist er nicht allgemein anzuwenden .... fortgesetztes Nachdenken und der für meine Aufgabe glückliche Zufall, dass sich nach practischen Prüfung derselben nach und nach viele der verschiedenartigsten Amputationsstumpfe fanden, gab zu vielen Veränderungen und Verbesserungen Anlass." Vorrede Albert Ludwig Dornblüth, einer der angesehensten Mecklenburger Medizinern "geboren in Ludwigslust am 14.April 1784, promovirt 1813 in Rostock, war praktischer Arzt und seit 1823 Kreisphysicus in Plau in Mecklenburg. Er starb daselbst am 13.März 1857. Als sehr angesehener Arzt war Dornblüth gleichzeitig auch literarisch thätig und arbeitete speciell über Behandlung der Knochenbrüche und Deformitäten Wiedersatz verlorener Gliedmassen, theils selbständige Werke, theils Aufsätze in Zeitschriften aus. Ferner schrieb er über Pocken und Impfung, geburtshilfliche und gerichtlich-medicinische Casuistik in den Zeitschriften von Hufeland, Horn, Rust, Casper, Henke, Fricke, Hannemann und populäre Aufsätze im Mecklenburgischen Freimüthigen Abendblatte 1822-1847." Hirsch II, pp.207-208

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        Causes and Evils of Contentions Unveiled in Letters to Christians, (Inscribed)

      Gray & Bowen, Boston 1831 - pp. [5], 6-120. Inscribed on the front free end paper by the author to an individual. Book protected in new mylar. Contemporary cloth covered spine with rubbed paper label. Paper covered boards with previous owner's name on front cover, minor corner and edge wear. Book is tight, square and very clean with light foxing on end papers. Noah Worcester was a Unitarian clergyman and a pioneer in the American peace movement. He joined the militia as a fifer during the Revolutionary War and was at the battle of Bunker Hill. In 1815 he founded the Massachusetts Peace Society which later merged with the American Peace Society. During that time he edited and wrote most of "The Friend of Peace" a quarterly periodical of the Society. In 1814 he published one of the best pieces of anti-war literature ever committed to print, and as relevant today as then, "A Solemn Review of the Custom of War". A very rare, inscribed first edition. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

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        Uber die Veranderungen der Hohe Welche die Oberflache des Kaspischen Meeres bis zum April Des Jahres 1830 Erlitten Hat (Signed copy)

      St Petersburg: Not Stated, 1831. First edition. Paper covers. 27 × 21cm, 38pp (pp25-38 have had their page numbers edited). German text. Signed to the front cover, "S H Christie Esq, with the author's respectful compliments". Christie was Samuel Hunter Christie (1784-1865). This is a rare printing of a lecture given by noted Russian physicist Heinrich Friedrich Emil Lenz covering his work researching and recording the levels of the Caspian Sea whilst he accompanied Otto von Kotzebue on his third expedition around the world from 1823 to 1826. Condition: The covers are creased to the edges and foxed, as are the pages. The foxing is heaviest to the title page and final page but present throughout, mostly to the margins. The pages are creased to the corners and lightly throughout. The binding is holding fast but with some loosening to the spine particularly to the foot. The author's inscription is clear and in dark brown ink. Otherwise a decent copy of this rare paper which remains in strong readable condition.. Signed by The Author. First Edition. Paper Covers. Fair / Good.

      [Bookseller: Cox and Budge Books]
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        Raccolta delle principali vedute antiche e moderne della citta di roma e sue vicinanze disegnate ed incise dal vero dai migliore Artisti l'anno 1831

      Presso Tommaso Cuccioni, neg.te di stampe [1831], In Roma - [41] leaves of engraved plates, including engraved title-page. Contemporary half-calf, marbled boards, morocco lettering-piece to upper board, spine richly gilt, A.E.G. Extremities rubbed and a trifle marked. Marbled endpapers, lightly foxed. A charming album of comprised of landscapes of the city of Rome and depictions of her antiquities. COPAC records only three copies (BL, Guildhall, and NT). Size: Oblong quarto [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Antiquates - ABA, ILAB]
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        Katechismus für alle Kranke, welche sich kleiner, unschädlicher, aber doch wirksamer Medizingaben nach der neuen Heilmethode bedienen und keine Fehler gegen die Diät begehen wollen. (mit dem zweiten Titel:) Katechismus der homöopathischen Diätetik für Kranke. Zweite, verbesserte und zeitgemäßere Auflage von Dr. G. W. Gross.

      Leipzig, Baumgärtner 1831.. XVI, 80 S. Neue Lwd. mit eingeb. Orig.-Umschlag. Haehl I, 436; Schroers, Lexikon deutschsprachiger Homöopathen 22; Tischner 430. - "Caspari (1798-1828) hat das geschichtliche Verdienst, die Homöopathie als erster vom Standpunkt der Schulmedizin behandelt und dabei in vielem ein bejahendes Urteil gefällt zu haben" (Tischner). - Etwas fleckig.

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Turszynski]
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        COSTUME HISTORIQUES DE VILLE OU DE THEATRE ET TRAVESTISSEMENS.

      Paris. Goupilet Vilbert, Bullaet Delarue. 1831 - Folio 20 1/2 x 13 1/2 inches, leather bound in near period half morocco over marbled boards, gilt edges. No title or text- 66 FINE HAND COLOURED LITHOGRAPH PLATES - some heightened with gum arabic on thick paper with tissue guards. 62 of the plates are from the above title and 4 Italian costumes are from Galerie Royale de Costumes. An ensemble of plates from Costumes Historique which is complete with 125 plates- however bound thus as nothing has been removed from the volume. Collection of superb plates from Devéria's suite of historical, geographical and theatrical costumes, some portrayed by contemporary actors, including costumes of China, Turkey, India, Persia, Arabia, Europe (particularly Spain and Italy), and 3 unnumbered plates of the dancers/actresses Fanny Elssler, Marie Taglioni and Rachel. ALL IN FINE CONDITION - a stunning example of the finest hand coloured lithographic costumes plates ever produced. Devéria, Achille - French painter, lithographer, and stained glass designer, 1800-1857. Reference Colas 859. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Charles Russell, ABA, ILAB, est 1978]
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        De la nature de la richesse, et de l'origine de la valeur;

      Paris: Alexander Johanneau,, 1831. Octavo. Original stiff paper wrappers printed in black. Spine restored at extremities, final gathering guarded, a little marginal worming; a very good copy, uncut and partly unopened. Very scarce first edition, the Paris issue; it was also issued with an Evreux imprint. This is the principal work of Auguste Walras (1801–1866), father of Léon, in which can be found the point of departure for Léon's marginal utility theory. "A. A. Walras was one of the first economists who perceived that value was not determined by utility. He was led to the study of economics from the study of the theory of property … [and] there are many passages in his writings in which he appears to be on the point of enunciating in precise language the more correct views that are now associated with the names of his son Léon Walras and Jevons. As a critic of the work of others he is acute rather than sympathetic, but always generous. His writings are unfortunately very rare … but a perusal of his earliest book is quite sufficient to show that he was a man of great originality of thought, and that he expresses his views in a clear style" (Palgrave III, p. 652).

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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        List of the Animals in the Gardens of the Zoological Society, With Notices Respecting Them; and a Plan of the Gardens, Showing the Buildings and Enclosures in which the Animals are Kept. July 1st, 1831

      London: Printed by Richard Taylor, 1831. Very Good. "Tenth Publication" (whether edition or not, is not clear). Octavo. 55, [1]pp., folding plate. Stitched unprinted blue wrappers. Newer stitching, foxing and small tears on the plate, small chip on last leaf, and moderate wear tot he wrappers, a near very good copy. OCLC locates six copies over four records of this edition, only one in the U.S.

      [Bookseller: Between the Covers- Rare Books, Inc. ABA]
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        Analyse des Equations Determinees

      Analyse des Equations Determinees 1831 - 258 pages p. With one folded plate. This first edition of Fourier's work on the theory of equations was only published in 1831 after his death by Claude-Louis Navier Hardcover contemporary cloth, Both boards detached, binding with wear and soiled, content fine and clean, large size, fine for rebinding [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Andersens Antikvariat]
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        List of the Animals in the Gardens of the Zoological Society, With Notices Respecting Them; and a Plan of the Gardens, Showing the Buildings and Enclosures in which the Animals are Kept. July 1st, 1831

      London: Printed by Richard Taylor, 1831. Very Good. "Tenth Publication" (whether edition or not, is not clear). Octavo. 55, [1]pp., folding plate. Stitched unprinted blue wrappers. Newer stitching, foxing and small tears on the plate, small chip on last leaf, and moderate wear tot he wrappers, a near very good copy. OCLC locates six copies over four records of this edition, only one in the U.S.

      [Bookseller: Between the Covers- Rare Books, Inc. ABA]
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        Oeuvres complete de Buffon. Augmentees par M. F. Cuvier de deux volumes supplementaires. 29 Bände.

      F. D. Pillot, Paris, 1831-1832 - 26 Bände, 1 Registerband und 2 Suppelementbände, OHLn., 8°, mit einem Titelporträt von Buffon und von Cuvier, mit 287 (von 291) Tafeln, Rücken verblasst, vereinzelt etwas stockfleckig, gut erhalten [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Claudia Seibold]
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        Catalogue des Livres de la Bibliothèque…dont la Vente se fera le Lundi, 14 Novembre 1831 et jours suivans…

      viii, 195 pp., 4 pp. of De Bure Bros. ads. 8vo, early 20th-cent. green half-morocco & marbled boards (occasional foxing), spine gilt, t.e.g., others uncut. Paris: De Bure frères, 1831. One of the greatest sales of costume books. La Mésangère (1761-1831), "fondateur et éditeur du Journal des Modes, les propriétaire de cette bibliothèque s'était tout naturellement occupé de réunir un grand nombre d'ouvrages sur les costumes."-Gustave Brunet, Dictionnaire de Bibliologie Catholique, col. 478. La Mésangère, also the author of Dictionnaire des Proverbes, had a particular interest in early books of proverbs; they are included in this sale as well. 2081 lots including a good number of illuminated manuscripts and printed books of hours (several on vellum). Priced throughout in a contemporary hand. Fine copy. Rare.

      [Bookseller: Jonathan A. Hill, Bookseller, Inc.]
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        Catalogue des Livres de la Bibliothèque?dont la Vente se fera le Lundi, 14 Novembre 1831 et jours suivans?

      - viii, 195 pp., 4 pp. of De Bure Bros. ads. 8vo, early 20th-cent. green half-morocco & marbled boards (occasional foxing), spine gilt, t.e.g., others uncut. Paris: De Bure frères, 1831. One of the greatest sales of costume books. La Mésangère (1761-1831), "fondateur et éditeur du Journal des Modes, les propriétaire de cette bibliothèque s'était tout naturellement occupé de réunir un grand nombre d'ouvrages sur les costumes."-Gustave Brunet, Dictionnaire de Bibliologie Catholique, col. 478. La Mésangère, also the author of Dictionnaire des Proverbes, had a particular interest in early books of proverbs; they are included in this sale as well. 2081 lots including a good number of illuminated manuscripts and printed books of hours (several on vellum). Priced throughout in a contemporary hand. Fine copy. Rare. [Attributes: Soft Cover]

      [Bookseller: Jonathan A. Hill, Bookseller Inc.]
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        Neues Bilderbuch für kleine Kinder welche noch nicht lesen können. Vierte vermehrte Auflage.

      Nürnberg, bei Bauer und Raspe. 1831 - Quer-4°. 1 w. Bl., 24 Blatt mit handkolorierten Umrissradierungen. Neuer Leinwandband unter Verwendung des illustrierten Originaldeckelbildes. Wegehaupt III, 2606 (für 3. Auflage 1828). - Originalausgabe des sehr seltenen Anschauungsbilderbuches, von dem über KVK nur ein Exemplar in der Kinderbuchsammlung der Universitätsbibliothek Braunschweig nachweisbar ist. Das von Wegehaupt zitierte Exemplar in der Bibliothek der Puppentheatersammlung der Staatlichen Kunstsammlungen Dresden. - Nach Wegehaupt wurden die Bilder von Johann Michael Voltz gezeichnet und von O. Wolf gestochen. - Das digitalisierte Exemplar der UB Braunschweig mit 17 Blatt ist teilweise identisch mit den vorliegenden Illustrationen. Die meisten Tafeln mit einem Drucktitel: Ausritt einer Kunstreitergesellschaft. - Die Drampelthiere und ihre Führer. - Der Fuhrmann. - Der Affen und Bären Tanz. - Landwehr-Cavallerie. - (3 Szenen aus der Weihnachtsgeschichte). - (Kulturtugenden des Knaben). - Die Schlittenfahrt. - Der Hufschmidt. - Der Jagdwagen. - Die Hirschen Jagd. - Der Spielplatz. - (9 diverse kolorierte Vignetten) - Die Belagerung. - (Husaren). - (Kulturtugenden des Mädchens). - (4 Reiter). - Die Jahreszeiten. - (Angler, Bettler, Jäger, Reiter). - Das Soldatenspiel. - Die Geburt Jesu Christi. - (2 Fuhrwerke). - Beiss! Beiss! Faro. - Der Hirt treibt aus. - Je ein Blatt signiert Wolf und Weisbach. - Ein Blatt am unteren Bildrand mit hinterlegtem Ausriss und kleinem Bildlegendenverlust. Das letzte Blatt mit restauriertem Einriss. 2 Blätter mit professionellen Papierrestaurationen an den Rändern. Erstaunlich sauber und fast ohne Fingerflecken. Einzig die Umschlagillustration mit stärkeren Flecken.

      [Bookseller: Daniel Thierstein]
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        List of the Animals in the Gardens of the Zoological Society, With Notices Respecting Them; and a Plan of the Gardens, Showing the Buildings and Enclosures in which the Animals are Kept. July 1st, 1831

      London: Printed by Richard Taylor, 1831. Very Good. "Tenth Publication" (whether edition or not, is not clear). Octavo. 55, [1]pp., folding plate. Stitched unprinted blue wrappers. Newer stitching, foxing and small tears on the plate, small chip on last leaf, and moderate wear tot he wrappers, a near very good copy. OCLC locates six copies over four records of this edition, only one in the U.S.

      [Bookseller: Between the Covers- Rare Books, Inc. ABA]
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        Voyages in the Arctic Seas from 1821 to 1825 for the discovery of a North west Passage to the Pacific Ocean

      Frontispiece and 3 engraved plates, titlepage vignette. Recent quarter morocco over marbled boards, gilt title to spine, new endpapers. Contemporary ink ownership inscription to front flyleaf. Occasional light staining to margins. [2], iv, 5-163, [1 ads]pp. London, C. J. G. & F. Rivington, the Society for Promoting Christian Knowledge, 

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        An Account of the Liverpool and Manchester Railway, &c.

      Printed by Wales and Baines, Liverpool 1831 - Second Edition. 1831. Octavo. 104pp. Complete with frontispiece, folding map, folding section of the line and a plate depicting the 'rocket' and 'novelty' locomotives. Re-bound in quarter brown calf with gilt title to spine, marbled paper boards. New end papers. Although complete the pagination is not consistent, pages 33-40 have been bound in between pages 24 & 25. Presumably this occurred during the re-bind. Occasional light spotting. Otherwise a Very Good copy. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Kerr & Sons Booksellers ABA ILAB]
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        GRAND RAPIDS IN 1831

      [N.p., 1831. Pencil sketch on cardstock, 8 x 10 inches. Lower margin titled in pencil, "Grand Rapids in 1831." Initialed lower right, "A.E.C.," and inscribed lower left, "Drawn by Rev. J. Booth." Minor stain along left margin, partially extending into sketch, and lower right corner, just touching bottom right corner of sketch, some creasing, small chip to lower right corner. Good. A detailed rendering of Grand Rapids as Baptist Missionary Reverend John Booth remembered it in 1831, executed after a pencil sketch produced by him housed at the Grand Rapids Public Library. The drawing, initialed by the artist "A.E.C." at lower right, shows an Indian camp in the foreground, including a wigwam, shelter, and canoe, with three buildings further downriver representing the fur trading post of Louis Campau, an important figure in the early settlement of Grand Rapids as well as Saginaw. Across the Grand River, referred to as Owashtanong by the Indians, a cluster of buildings used by the Baptist mission can be seen. The single cabin on the small hill to the left of the mission belonged to Ottawa Chief Noonday. Note the island at far left, which was the first of four islands that were subsequently filled in and made part of the Grand River's east bank. English native John Booth moved to the United States as a young boy. He served as a pastor for churches in Pennsylvania and New Jersey before venturing to Michigan Territory in 1829, where he would remain for the next forty years. In 1831, Reverend Booth assisted at the small mission on the Grand River for a brief amount of time, later producing his pencil sketch of the area for his family. The artist of this study of Booth's sketch is unknown to us. An interesting view of early 19th-century Michigan, including a Native American encampment.

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        Le Véridique. Journal politique, religieux, scientifique et littéraire. 1re année 1831, n° 1 à n° 142. (complet), + 1 registre original manuscrit de comptabilité avec la Poste suisse pour l?expédition (= listes des abonnés hors du canton de Fribourg) pour cette année 1831.

      Fribourg, L.J. Schmid, 1831, - gr. in-4°, 4 p., texte sur 2 colonnes par fasc. quelques légères rousseurs, le tout en bon état; 18 ff. + env. 140 ff. vierges, avec feuille volante de décomptes ms. entre les pages (à l?origine collée sur feuille de garde), cartonnage muet original. Journal d'opposition au régime libéral de 1830, le «Véridique» fut publié à Fribourg de 1831 à 1833, à raison de trois, puis deux parutions hebdomadaires. ?Il succéda au Courrier fribourgeois? (DHBS VII/101). Avec un registre manuscrit unique et très intéressant intitulé ?Registre de comptabilité avec l?Office des postes de Berne? contenant des listes d?abonnés de 1831 dans toute la Suisse et à l?étranger, avec noms, prénoms et/ou titre des personnes et institutions ainsi que les frais d?envois. La liste commence par les ambassades étrangères à Berne, mais contient un grand nombre de personnalités importantes non seulement en Suisse, mais dans toute l?Europe. Sont indiqué également les nombres d?exemplaires envoyés à des bureaux d?expédition dans d?autres cantons et villes afin d?être vendu sur place.Please notify before visiting to see a book. Prices are excl. VAT/TVA (only Switzerland) & postage. [Attributes: Soft Cover]

      [Bookseller: Harteveld Rare Books Ltd.]
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        A Narrative of the Wreck of the Minerva. Whaler of Port Jackson, New South Wales, on Nicholson's Shoal, 25° S 179° W.; to which is added the Substance of an Address to the Right Honourable the Elder Brethren of the Trinity Board, respecting the Examination of New-made Masters in Nautical Calculations.

      Cambridge: B. Bridges, 1831 - Duodecimo (178 x 105 mm). Contemporary blue half calf, marbled paper sides, titles to red morocco label to spine, marbled edges, grey coated endpapers. Slight wear to extremities, a little rubbing to joints, spine lightly toned; an excellent copy. Lithographed frontispiece. First edition. The Minerva, on a voyage from Port Jackson to Tonga and the Solomon Islands ran aground on Nicholson's Shoal, now known as the Minerva Reef, on 9 September 1829, owing to the use of an outdated chart. Bays, a survivor of the wreck, provides a detailed account of the event and his subsequent stay in the Tongan Group, giving an insight into the food and habits of the passing sailors and island inhabitants. On leaving Tonga he visited the Bay of Islands, New Zealand, and witnessed on 6 March 1830 the battle at Kororarika, a fight between two neighbouring tribes in which nearly 100 men were killed or injured. An uncommon work, traced eight times at auction. Ferguson 1417; Hill 84; Howgego II M14; Spence 67. [Attributes: First Edition]

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington. ABA member]
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        Some account of the early part of the life of Elizabeth Ashbridge, who died, in the service of the truth, at the house of Robert Lecky, in the county of Carlow, Ireland, the 16th of 5th month, 1755

      Providence: H. H. Brown, for the Trustees of Obadiah Brown's Fund, 1831. 12mo, pp. 60; original drab front wrapper; some browning, very good. Preceded by several other editions between 1774 and 1820, this poignant autobiography chronicles the spiritual journey of an independent woman in a patriarchal world. Born in England in 1713, Elizabeth Ashbridge eloped at the age of 14, but within several months she was a widow. After her parents refused to take her in she went to Ireland to live with Quaker relatives. At the age of 19 she immigrated to the United States where she was indentured as a servant in New York. After two years she managed to purchase her freedom from a cruel master, then married a teacher named Sullivan who proved to be abusive. Disappointed that the Anglican ministry was closed to women, she tried other denominations, but became disenchanted with clerics indifferent to her aspirations. Visiting Quaker relatives in Pennsylvania, she converted. Her growing independence and secular life increasingly alienated her husband. After Sullivan's death, quickened by habitual drunkeness, she married Aaron Ashbridge, a respected Quaker from Chester Co., Pennsylvania. Elizabeth Ashbridge overcomes an authoritarian father, a cruel master, an abusive husband, and the hypocrisy of the priestly class. In her failed marriage and in her faith, Ashbridge chooses conscience over convention. Her story provides a unique perspective on the situation of women at the time of the Great Awakening. A thriving Quaker population in Rhode Island likely accounts for the publication of this edition, paid for by the Obadiah Brown Fund, which was founded in Providence in 1823 by bequest of Obadiah Brown "to be a fund, independent of New England Yearly Meeting, to enhance the Religious Society of Friends through grants to individuals and Friends organizations, and specifically for 'the printing and disseminating of useful books for the promulgation of the gospel and by that means, as well as, otherwise spreading our Religious Principals where they are little known'." Obadiah Brown was the son of Moses Brown, the founder of the Quaker School in Rhode Island (i.e. Moses Brown), and the nephew of John Brown, founder of Brown University. The original bequest from Brown was $100,000, said to be the largest single bequest to an institution of learning up to that time. The Obadiah Brown Fund exists to this day. This edition not in Smith, Friend's Books (see pp. 135-36); American Imprints (30)-5802.

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        A HEARTFELT AND NEWSY LETTER FROM ONE OF THE FIRST PROFESSORS AT THE UNIVERSITY OF VIRGINIA TO A FRIEND IN ENGLAND; Four-page stampless letter from Charles Bonnycastle to John Knowles

      University of Virginia, 1831. Unbound. Very good. This four-page stampless folded letter measures 15.5" x 9.75" unfolded. The letter was sealed with a black wax family crest showing a blazon with three suns in splendor, one and two. The cover is postmarked with an oval "University / of Virga" handstamp dated June 21. A manuscript "Paid to N York 18¾" is in the upper right corner indicating the sender pre-paid postage to mail the letter a distance of between 150 and 400 miles. A rectangular black receiving mark that reads "Ship Letter / Liverpool" is on the reverse. The front of the cover also has a manuscript British rate mark indicating 1 shilling 7 pence (19 pence) was due upon delivery (8 pence ship letter charge plus 11 pence for the delivery to London from Liverpool). The letter is in nice shape. In this letter to his friend, John Knowles, Bonnycastle expresses the longing he feels for his friends in London, discusses his planned investments (possibly the James River and Kanawha Canal Company), complements Knowles on his latest work, The Life of Fuseli (published in March, 1831), expresses admiration of his friend Peter Barlow's latest optical inventions, and comments teaching mathematics at the University of Virginia: "My own pursuits are pretty well limited to teaching [a] young idea to shoot; & though the Universities of this country have been [aptly] designated as hospitals for incurables, yet here & there a shoot thrives well [enough.] The senior class are just entering the Mécanique Celeste (Celestial Mechanics), & the juniors are learning addition, so, you see, I have a wide range." Bonnycastle was one of the University of Virginia's first professors having been lured away from the Royal Military Academy at Woolwich by Thomas Jefferson in 1825. He initially was appointed as the first Chair of Natural Science, but soon transferred positions to become the university's Professor of Mathematics. In addition to his teaching responsibilities some of Jefferson's correspondence suggest that Bonnycastle also assisted in designing an observatory and classrooms. He died young in 1840 and is buried in the University Cemetery. Today, one of the university's residence halls, Bonnycastle House, and one of it streets, Bonnycastle Drive, are named in his honor. A portrait of Bonnycastle is said to hang in the university president's office. Quite an enlightening and heartfelt personal letter from one of the original University of Virginia faculty members made all the more desirable by an exceptional strike of a very early school postmark (see ASCC). Exceptionally scarce. As of 2017, nothing similar is for sale in the trade nor listed in auction records at ABPC or Rare Book Hub. OCLC shows no similar personal Bonnycastle letters at any institution, although the University of Virginia holds photostat copies of some letters Bonnycastle sent to Knowles. Also, the University of Virginia and the Thomas Jefferson Foundation both hold some official correspondence between Bonnycastle, Thomas Jefferson, and the university's board and proctor.

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        Some account of the early part of the life of Elizabeth Ashbridge, who died, in the service of the truth, at the house of Robert Lecky, in the county of Carlow, Ireland, the 16th of 5th month, 1755

      Providence: H. H. Brown, for the Trustees of Obadiah Brown's Fund, 1831. 12mo, pp. 60; original drab front wrapper; some browning, very good. Preceded by several other editions between 1774 and 1820, this poignant autobiography chronicles the spiritual journey of an independent woman in a patriarchal world. Born in England in 1713, Elizabeth Ashbridge eloped at the age of 14, but within several months she was a widow. After her parents refused to take her in she went to Ireland to live with Quaker relatives. At the age of 19 she immigrated to the United States where she was indentured as a servant in New York. After two years she managed to purchase her freedom from a cruel master, then married a teacher named Sullivan who proved to be abusive. Disappointed that the Anglican ministry was closed to women, she tried other denominations, but became disenchanted with clerics indifferent to her aspirations. Visiting Quaker relatives in Pennsylvania, she converted. Her growing independence and secular life increasingly alienated her husband. After Sullivan's death, quickened by habitual drunkeness, she married Aaron Ashbridge, a respected Quaker from Chester Co., Pennsylvania. Elizabeth Ashbridge overcomes an authoritarian father, a cruel master, an abusive husband, and the hypocrisy of the priestly class. In her failed marriage and in her faith, Ashbridge chooses conscience over convention. Her story provides a unique perspective on the situation of women at the time of the Great Awakening. A thriving Quaker population in Rhode Island likely accounts for the publication of this edition, paid for by the Obadiah Brown Fund, which was founded in Providence in 1823 by bequest of Obadiah Brown "to be a fund, independent of New England Yearly Meeting, to enhance the Religious Society of Friends through grants to individuals and Friends organizations, and specifically for 'the printing and disseminating of useful books for the promulgation of the gospel and by that means, as well as, otherwise spreading our Religious Principals where they are little known'." Obadiah Brown was the son of Moses Brown, the founder of the Quaker School in Rhode Island (i.e. Moses Brown), and the nephew of John Brown, founder of Brown University. The original bequest from Brown was $100,000, said to be the largest single bequest to an institution of learning up to that time. The Obadiah Brown Fund exists to this day. This edition not in Smith, Friend's Books (see pp. 135-36); American Imprints (30)-5802.

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        \"Großherzoglich-Mecklenburg-Schwerin`sche und Mecklenburg-Strelitz`sche Truppen.\" 12 (von 24) Uniformdarstellungen auf 12 Blättern.

       12 altkol. Lithographien bei L. Sachse & Co., Berlin, 1831, je ca. 25 x 20 cm. Vorhanden: Nr.2. Grenadier Garde. Grenadier im Parade-Anzug. Grenadier im Marsch-Anzug. - Nr.5. Grenadier-Garde. Sappeur im Arbeitsanzug. II tes Musquetier-Bataillon. Sappeur im Paradeanzug. - Nr.6. I tes Musquetier-Bataillon. Unter-Officier. - Nr.7. Grenadier-Garde. Officier. (Im Hintergrund Fassade von Schloß Ludwigslust.) - Nr.8. Leichtes Infanterie-Bataillon. Jaeger. - Nr.10. I tes Musquetier-Bataillon. Musquetier. Leichtes Infanterie-Bataillon. Unter-Officier. (Im Hintergrund Rostock entlang der Küste.) - Nr.11. Artillerie. Kanonier. (Mit Geschütz). - Nr.12. I tes Musquetier-Bataillon. Officier. Grenadier-Garde. Tambour. - Nr.16. II tes Musquetier-Bataillon. Musquetier. I tes Musquetier-Bataillon. Musquetier. - Nr.19. Leichtes Infanterie Bataillon. Hornist. Schützen. - Nr.20. Grossherzogl. Meklenb. Strelitzsches Musquetier-Bataillon. Unterofficier. Grossherzogl. Meklenb. Schwerinsche Garnison-Compagnie. - Nr. 21. General-Stab. Major und Adjutant. Leichtes Infanterie-Bataillon. Oberstlieutenant. - Farbfrisch! Versand D: 6,00 EUR Dekorative Graphik, Mecklenburg, Militaria

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        A HEARTFELT AND NEWSY LETTER FROM ONE OF THE FIRST PROFESSORS AT THE UNIVERSITY OF VIRGINIA TO A FRIEND IN ENGLAND; Four-page stampless letter from Charles Bonnycastle to John Knowles

      University of Virginia, 1831. Unbound. Very good. This four-page stampless folded letter measures 15.5" x 9.75" unfolded. The letter was sealed with a black wax family crest showing a blazon with three suns in splendor, one and two. The cover is postmarked with an oval "University / of Virga" handstamp dated June 21. A manuscript "Paid to N York 18¾" is in the upper right corner indicating the sender pre-paid postage to mail the letter a distance of between 150 and 400 miles. A rectangular black receiving mark that reads "Ship Letter / Liverpool" is on the reverse. The front of the cover also has a manuscript British rate mark indicating 1 shilling 7 pence (19 pence) was due upon delivery (8 pence ship letter charge plus 11 pence for the delivery to London from Liverpool). The letter is in nice shape. In this letter to his friend, John Knowles, Bonnycastle expresses the longing he feels for his friends in London, discusses his planned investments (possibly the James River and Kanawha Canal Company), complements Knowles on his latest work, The Life of Fuseli (published in March, 1831), expresses admiration of his friend Peter Barlow's latest optical inventions, and comments teaching mathematics at the University of Virginia: "My own pursuits are pretty well limited to teaching [a] young idea to shoot; & though the Universities of this country have been [aptly] designated as hospitals for incurables, yet here & there a shoot thrives well [enough.] The senior class are just entering the Mécanique Celeste (Celestial Mechanics), & the juniors are learning addition, so, you see, I have a wide range." Bonnycastle was one of the University of Virginia's first professors having been lured away from the Royal Military Academy at Woolwich by Thomas Jefferson in 1825. He initially was appointed as the first Chair of Natural Science, but soon transferred positions to become the university's Professor of Mathematics. In addition to his teaching responsibilities some of Jefferson's correspondence suggest that Bonnycastle also assisted in designing an observatory and classrooms. He died young in 1840 and is buried in the University Cemetery. Today, one of the university's residence halls, Bonnycastle House, and one of it streets, Bonnycastle Drive, are named in his honor. A portrait of Bonnycastle is said to hang in the university president's office. Quite an enlightening and heartfelt personal letter from one of the original University of Virginia faculty members made all the more desirable by an exceptional strike of a very early school postmark (see ASCC). Exceptionally scarce. As of 2017, nothing similar is for sale in the trade nor listed in auction records at ABPC or Rare Book Hub. OCLC shows no similar personal Bonnycastle letters at any institution, although the University of Virginia holds photostat copies of some letters Bonnycastle sent to Knowles. Also, the University of Virginia and the Thomas Jefferson Foundation both hold some official correspondence between Bonnycastle, Thomas Jefferson, and the university's board and proctor.

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        Oeuvres complètes de J. J. Rousseau, avec des éclaircissements et des notes historiques (25 Tomes - Complet) Tome 1 : Discours. ; Tome 2 : Lettre à d'Alembert , Tomes 3, 4 et 5 : Emile ; Tome 6 : Contrat social ; Tome 7 : Lettre à M. de Beaumont et Lettres écrites de la Montagne ; Tomes 8, 9 et 10 : La Nouvelle Héloïse ; Tome 11 : Mélanges en prose et en vers ; Tome 12 : Ecrits sur la musique ; Tomes 13 et 14 : Dictionnaire de musique ; Tomes 15, 16 et 17 : Confessions ; Tomes 18 à 19 : Dialogues ; Tomes 20 à 25 : Correspondance.

      Nouvelle édition, 25 vol. in-8 reliure romantique de l'époque demi-veau brun, dos à 4 nerfs plats ornés, toutes tranches marbrées, F. Pourrat Fres Editeurs, Paris, 1833 [ 1831 ou 1832 dans certains volumes) ] Complet. Etat satisfaisant (dos un peu frottés avec qq. petits mq. en dos et coiffes, des rouss.) pour cette série d'une présentation agréable. Français

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        DICCIONARIO Geográfico Universal, dedicado a la Reina Nuestra Señora (Q. D. G.) redactado de los más recientes y acreditados diccionarios de Europa, particularmente españoles, franceses, ingleses y alemanes. Por una sociedad de literatos: S. B. M. F. C. L. D.

      Barcelona, Imprenta de José Torner, 1830-1831. - 10 tomes en 10 volumes : 1). 10 pages non chiffrées + 2 pages blanches + LXXXII + 874 pp. 1 planche hors-texte. 2). 10 pages non chiffrées + 1209pp. 3). 945pp. 4). 1013pp. 2 pages non chiffrées 5). 935pp. 6). 939pp. 7). 960pp. 8). 957pp. 9). 963pp. 10). 1236pp. (17x24cm). Reliure ancienne Cuir. Coins un peu émoussés. Plats et dos légèrement frottés. Petits défauts aux coiffes du tome 2, 9 et 7. Papier légèrement ondulé par endroits. Bon exemplaire. Livre en Espagnol. Dictionnaire.Géographie. Reliure de l'époque avec des pièces de titre et de tomaison.

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        Raphael's Witch !!! or The Oracle of the Future

      William Charlton Wright, 1831. Book. Illus. by R. Cruiikshank. Very Good. Full-Leather. 1st Edition. 12mo - over 6¾ - 7¾" tall. A fine calf leather binding with 5 raised bands together with full slipcase with the book laid on a pocket for the facsimle illustrations together with the two parts remaining of the original coloured illustrations (see scans) . This is a first edition, printed in 1831, with illustrations and two large coloured folding plates by Cruikshank and the author (part facsimile), together with two leaves of music composed especially for the work by J. Blewitt and with tables, graphs and diagrams in - text. The preface states that 'this book is adapted to lay about in drawing rooms - to be read in gardens and groves, to ornament the boudoir - for amusement in evening parties, as an innocent substitute for cards - to be consulted in every mind and temper' (Raphael's Witch 1831). The author Robert Cross Smith (1795 - 1832) wrote under the pseudonym Raphael and was considered to be an alchemist and astrologer with a broad interest in the occult. He was influenced by Francis Barrett's 'The Magnus' and was said to have been a member of an occult circle that included both Barrett and Sir Edward Lytton. The title mentions 'ten coloured designs' - these comprise of the vignette to title page and the panels of the fold out plates. The folding plates show magical scenes and are entitled 'The Mystical Wheel of Pythagoras' and 'The Tablet of Questions and The Cabalistic Tablet of the Stars'. This is a beautifully presented book, whose internal condition belies its age. Re-binding has been carried out sympathetically and to a high professional standard, with a protective sleeve (see photograph). A desirable addition to a collection, whether for those with an interest in the occult or those who enjoy beautiful and diverse books. Please note this book will only be sent airmail to be signed for with insurance to overseas clients. Guaranteed posting 24hrs from St Ives in Cornwall also note extra postage within the UK at cost. .

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        Apparição extraordinaria, e inesperada do velho venerando ao rosseiro. Dialogo havido entre elles, sobre a actual situação politica do Brasil .

      Rio de Janeiro, Typographia do Diario, 1831. - 8°, contemporary crimson quarter morocco, spine with raised bands in 5 compartments, black lettering piece with short title, gilt bands an ornaments (flaking, head of spine starting). Heavily browned. In near-good condition. 29 pp. *** FIRST EDITION of this work dealing with the abdication of D. Pedro I. The Apparicão was reprinted in Rio de Janeiro, Pernambuco and Bahia later the same year.*** Canto, Canto, Ensaio bibliographico . 1828-34 (1892), 677. Not in Tancredo de Paiva, Lapa, Innocêncio or Fonseca, Pseudónimos. Not in Welsh or Greenlee Catalogue. Not in Bosch. Not in JCB, Portuguese and Brazilian Books. This edition not located in Porbase, which lists a single copy of the Pernambuco 1831 edition only in the Biblioteca Nacional de Portugal. No edition located in Copac. This edition not located in KVK (44 databases searched), which locates only the the copy of the Pernambuco 1831 edition in the Biblioteca Nacional de Portugal. NUC: Not located in NUC.@, which locates both the Bahia, 1831 and Rio de Janeiro, 1831 ("2ª ed.") editions at DCU-IA. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Lévitikon ou exposé des principes fondamentaux de la doctrine des chrétiens-catholiques-primitifs, suivi de leurs Evangiles, d'un extrait de la Table d'Or, et du rituel cérémoniaire pour le service religieux, etc... et précédé du Statut sur le gouvernement de l'Église et la hiérarchie lévitique.

      P., à la librairie des Chrétiens primitifs, & chez J. Machault, 1831, in 8°, de 316 pp. front., broché, nombreuses rousseurs habituelles sinon bon exemplaire. Edition originale de toute rareté. Fabré-Palaprat "Grand-Maître des Néo-Templiers" expose ici le dogme du "rite johannite" de l'église catholique primitive de l'abbé Chatel dite "Eglise catholique française" qui dura une douzaine d'années. Fabré-Palaprat fit adopter ce rite johannite par l'Ordre de Néo-Templiers, et consacra l'abbé Chatel comme évêque et "souverain pontife des johannites", puis "évêque coadjuteur des Gaules". L'ouvrage contient la liste des Pontifes johannites depuis le Christ et St Jean, en passant par les Grands Maîtres du Temple, mais aussi une version dite authentique de l'évangile de Jean. ¶ Dessubré biblio. templiers n°346 - Guaita n°307 - Caillet n°3796 - Pas dans Dorbon.

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        Nuovo atlante istorico [...]. Terza edizione

      Firenze: V. Batelli e figli, 1831-1833. Tre volumi. [3], IV, 367, [1]; 384, [1]; 481, 15, 19, 18 pagine. 24x30 cm.Rilegatura in mezza pelle e angoli con abrasioni e alcune mancanze. Fregi e titoli in oro sui dorsi. Lacerazione presso la parte inferiore della cerniera anteriore del secondo volume. Schiacciatura presso l'angolo superiore del piatto posteriore del terzo volume. Fioriture e leggere bruniture. Firma di appartenenza sui fogli di guardia anteriori e monogramma manoscritto a mo' di ex libris sui frontespizi, con impronta sul foglio successivo. Nota di antica mano su quattro righe sul foglio di guardia anteriore del primo volume. 142 tavole incise fuori testo, alcune delle quali ripiegate. [M098] Opera di notevole rarità, completa dei tre volumi, dedicata ai popoli di tutto il mondo, corredata da numerose incisioni concernenti oggetti, costumi, opere architettoniche e cartine geografiche.

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        La confession

      Drawing with the original wash of Alfred Johannot, a study for a lithography published in the volume 2 of the Artist (22nd delivery). Joined a lithographed print of the drawing (a bit piqué) realized by J. Lion and Bichebois, signed Alfred Johannot pinx. In the lower left corner, and J. Lion lith. In the lower right corner.Topic entitled Confession. The last two brothers have a place in the history of the romantic illustrated book: comic opera book novels, theater plays, novels Alfred Johannot works with his brothers Tony and Charles for many vignettes.journal of literature and fine -arts1831 18,6x15,4cm et 19,5x29,5cm dessin au lavis et lithographie

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        JOURNAL OF MR ANTHONY N GROVES, MISSIONARY, DURING A JOURNEY FROM LONDON TO BAGDAD, THROUGH RUSSIA, GEORGIA, AND PERSIA

      London, James Nisbet, 1831. Also a Journal of some months' Residence at Bagdad.. FIRST EDITION 1831, 8vo, approximately 185 x 110 mm, 7½ x 4¼ inches, pages: xi, [1], 1-144, 193- 215, [1], complete with half-title, and 1 page advert at rear, jump in pagination occurs in all copies, register continuous, collated and complete, no text is missing, lacking 2 final blank leaves, bound in modern full burgundy morocco, narrow gilt patterned border to covers, richly gilt on spine, gilt lettered title, top edges red, new endpapers, housed in custom made sturdy cloth bound slipcase. Small chip to lower inner corner of first 7 leaves, that on half-title neatly repaired, minute chip to lower edge of title page. A very good clean copy. The journal of Groves' residence in Baghdad contains an account of the terrible plague of 1831 and the siege of Baghdad by the Pasha of Mosul in the same year. Sotheby's Catalogue of Library of Brooke-Hitching Part 2, 574; Sotheby's Catalogue of the Library of Michael Burrell No. 320. Not listed in Cox or Howgego. MORE IMAGES ATTACHED TO THIS LISTING, ALL ZOOMABLE, FURTHER IMAGES ON REQUEST. POSTAGE AT COST.

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        Anfangsgründe der Wundarzneykunst. Bd. 1-7. Neueste Ausgabe (all publ.)

      Wien, Lechner, 1831-32, 8, 332, (2) 298, (2) 317, (2) 240, (2) 276, (4) 283, (4) 283, (4) 168, (10) pp., mit 44 Kupfern auf gefalt. Tafeln, Halbleinenwandbände der Zeit mit farbigen Rückenschildern feines Expl. Seltene letzte Ausgabe! Neben Heister gehörte August Gottlieb Richter (1742-1812) zu den Begründern der wissenschaftlichen Chirurgie in Deutschland. Als medizin. Schriftsteller war er unerreicht. Richter vermittelt seinen zum Teil noch im Feldscherergeist befangenen Kollegen die großen ausländischen Fortschritte der Chirurgie. Er schrieb ein reines Deutsch, ohne allen gelehrten Putz. Noch ein Menschenalter später schrieb Dieffenbach in seinem Vorwort zur Operativen Chirurgie: "So ein Buch möchte ich, das auch das Meinige wäre." Richters Wundarzneykunst ist ein Markstein deutscher Chirurgie. Besonders die grundlegende neue Hernienlehre (5.Bd.), die erste umfassende Darstellung der Neurochirurgie im deutschen Sprachraum, sowie die wichtigen Beiträge zur Augenheilkunde und Urologie sind besonders erwähnenswert. (siehe G. Fischer: Chirurgie vor hundert Jahren, pp.171-209).August Gottlieb Richter is considered the father of scientific surgery in Germany. He travelled wiedly and was well acquainted with the best French and English surgery of the day. His writing have the mark of perfection. The present seven volumes comprise a scholary history of surgery.

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        La confession

      - 1831, 18,6x15,4cm et 19,5x29,5cm, dessin au lavis et lithographie. - Disegnare il lavaggio originale Alfred Johannot, uno studio per una litografia pubblicata nel volume 2 di The Artist (22 di trasporto). Attaccato un test litografica di disegno (un mignolo) portato da Leo J. e Bichebois firmato Alfred Johannot pinx. nell'angolo inferiore sinistro, e J. Leo lith. nell'angolo in basso a destra. Argomento dal titolo Confessione. Le ultime due fratelli hanno un posto nella storia del libro illustrato romantico: romanzi libretti d'opera a fumetti, opere teatrali, romanzi Alfred Johannot lavora con i fratelli Charles e Tony per molti letteratura vignettes.journal e fine -Arts - [FRENCH VERSION FOLLOWS] Dessin original au lavis d'Alfred Johannot, étude intitulée La Confession pour une lithographie publiée dans le tome 2 de L'Artiste (22e livraison). Jointe : une épreuve lithographiée du dessin (un peu piquée) réalisée par J. Lion et Bichebois l'aîné, signée Alfred Johannot pinx. dans l'angle inférieur gauche, et J. Lion lith. dans l'angle inférieur droit. Alfred Johannot travaille avec ses frères Tony et Charles en tant qu'illustrateur, graveur et vignettiste. Les frères Johannot occupent une grande place dans l'histoire du livre illustré romantique pour leur travail sur des oeuvres célèbres de Walter Scott, Beaumarchais, Bernardin de Saint-Pierre ou encore Goethe,  mais aussi pour de nombreux livrets d'opéra comique et de vaudeville. Ils contribuent par ailleurs largement à l'illustration des nouvelles parues dans l'hebdomadaire L'Artiste, créé en 1831. Cette revue de beaux-arts et de littérature est un incontournable de la littérature romantique et un rendez-vous d'artistes, de critiques et de gens de lettres. Elle publie le Colonel Chabert de Balzac, des articles de Chateaubriand ou encore George Sand, et reçoit la participation de Delacroix entre autres. Parue sous la forme d'un cahier d'une quinzaine de pages, son frontispice est signé Tony Johannot et de jeunes artistes comme Decamps ou Raffet y collaborent et lui donnent une teinte très romantique.  Ce dessin provient de la collection d'Aristide Marie (1862-1938), essayiste, spcialiste de Gérard de Nerval, et grand collectionneur des

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        Caricature: The Pleasures of the Rail-Road. Caught in the Rail-way!

      London: S. Gans, Southampton Street, 1831. Good + condition. Original hand color copper plate engraving, a caricature of the mayhem supposedly introduced by the world's first intercity railway, depicting the runaway 'Northumbrian' locomotive (the Liverpool and Manchester Railway locomotive based on the "Rocket") scattering terrified men, women and children in its path. A fallen man lies underneath the locomotive, and ladies in billowing gowns race to escape. Signed "H H" at the lower right.The Liverpool and Manchester line made an important connection for Manchester and its textile works with the sea port of Liverpool. This was the beginning of the great age of the railway, which introduced vast societal change to Britain, stimulating the economy by reducing transport times, lowering costs, and consuming raw materials. But the railway also intruded into the rural regions of Britain, upsetting a previously quiet pace of life.The British Museum holds some 250 caricatures by Henry Heath (active 1822-1842) on a wide range of contemporary topics, from politics, class differences, food, married life, and sports ('Heath's Oddities', a series of caricatures of sportsmen). Henry and his brother William were competitors of George Cruikshank; they pioneered the foundation for Victorian caricature which in time became the political cartoon and ultimately the comic strip.14 x 9 3/4". The number of the print at top left, No. 1, flipped to mirror image. Not recorded at the British Museum, which records holding the second in this series, entitled "The pleasures of the rail-road, showing the inconvenience of a blow-up". BM 1994,0515.17. With a mat burn line just outside the impression mark, some light sunning and mat burning at edges.

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        Historical Pastime. A New Game of the History of England. from William 1st to William 4th

      A complicated children's game, monarchs were good but Edward II was not and the next medallion, with Piers Gaveston, was worse. Napoleon, Jacobites, Puritans and catholics were to be avoided and you could not even begin until you had been to the Holy Land (a bit like playing Frustration). Game consists of 133 medallions and was an early form of Royal ephemera, published around the coronation of William 4th. In 12 folding sections, the game is hand-coloured and linen backed. There are a few spots to game and names in ink to reverse. 48.8 x 48.8cm in slip-case. Case has hand-coloured label, some wear. Like most copies, rules are not present.

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        Schlachten-Pläne. Lfg. 1 - 7 (ab der 3. Lfg. als Fortsetzung des Schlachten-Atlasses genannt). 2 Bände (Textband und Tafelmappe).

      quer- 4, 100 teilkol.Kupferstichtaf. in HLn.-Flügelmappe d. Zt., 7 Textlieferungen mit jeweils einem, bzw. zwei Textblättern zu den jeweiligen Schlachten in HLnbd. m. marmor. Schnitt, schwach berieben, etwas abgegriffen, Exlibris auf den jeweiligen vord. Innendeckeln, 1 größerer Braunfl. (im w. Rand) auf 1 Bl. d. Lfg. 1, Mappe an RüKante aufgerissen, Flügel tls. eingerissen u. kl. Fehlst., ein flieg. Vors. m. schwacher Knickspur., erste Taf. etwas gebr. m. kl. Seiteneinriss, insges. sehr guter Zustand. Dargestellt sind Schlachten, Gefechte, Treffen und Überfälle, aus den Jahren 357 bis 1831, vorwiegend jedoch aus den napoleonischen Kriegen. - DIESES OBJEKT UNTERLIEGT DER DIFFERENEZBESTEUERUNG.

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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.

      Como, 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 alla 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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        Fauna Boreali-Americana Part Second: The Birds

      Joh Murray, 1831. First edition. Hardcover. Used: Very Good. Fauna Boreali-Americana; or the Zoology of the Northern Parts of British America: Containing description of the objects of natural history collected on the late northern land expeditions under command of Captain Sir John Franklin, R.N. Part Second, The Birds. Illustrated with fifty hand-colored lithographs by Swainson. Water stain on the upper corner of several text pages and three plates. Bound in brown buckram with leather spine label. Inscribed by Richardson on half-title. The plates are bright and clean throughout with the exception of Merula minor, Merula solitaria, and Orpheus meruloides which have the aforementioned water stain in the upper corner not affecting the image. John Richardson, surgeon and naturalist to the expeditions, contributed the introduction and most of the material describing the species. A rare and important work on the birds of the Canadian Arctic. Oversize-extra postage may be requested.

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