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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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        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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        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).

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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]

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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'.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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]

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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.

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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]

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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).

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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.

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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]

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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.

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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]

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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]

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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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        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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        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]

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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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        Pisa & The Holy Week in Rome. 18 Copperplate Prints & 1 Original Watercolour.

      [c.1831] - 6 hand-coloured copper-plate prints of Pisa by Raniero Grazzi, unsigned watercolour, ?Golfe di Pozzuoli, & 12 hand-coloured prints of the Holy Week in Rome by S. Marroni; some sl. oxidisation to the Grassi plates & particularly to the watercolour; the Marroni prints are v.g., clean & bright. All bound in to an oblong album with numerous blanks, half maroon roan, spine uplettered in gilt ?Views in Italy. Holy Week in Rome?, later paper label on front board; expertly recased, sl. rubbed. Bookplate of the English dramatist Louis Napoleon Parker. Raniero Grassi: 1. Veduta Generale della Piazza del Duomo di Pisa. 2. Il Battistero di Pisa. 3. Campanile di Pisa. 4. Area Interna del Campo Santo di Pisa. 5. Veduta interna del Campo Santo di Pisa. 6. Chiesa della Spina in Pisa. S. Marroni: 1. Untitled. 2. Adorazione della Statua di S. Pietro. 3. Messa Solenne Cantata dal Sommo Pontefice. 4. Il Sommo Pontefice portato in Sedia Gestatoria. 5. La Capella Sistina nel tempodella Messa Pontifica. 6. La Messa Armena nel Sabato Santo. 7. Consistoro Publico. 8. Lavanda che sa il Sommo Pontefice nel Giovedi Santo. 9. Processione del Corpus Domini. 10. L?Elevapione nella Messa Pontificale. 11. Tavola Asistita dal Sommo Pontefice nel Giovedi Santo. 12. Benedizione Papale nella Loggia Vaticana. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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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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        Life And Writings Of Henry Fuseli, Esq. M.A.R.A. [Keeper, And Professor Of Painting To The Royal Academy In London; Member Of The First Class Of The Academy Of St. Luke At Rome [COMPLETE IN THREE VOLUMES].

      Henry Colburn And Richard Bentley, London 1831 - Henry Fuseli RA (German: Johann Heinrich Füssli; 1741 - 1825), Swiss painter, draughtsman and writer on art who spent most of his life in Britain where his work is said to have influenced many of the artists of his age including William Blake and his pupils included John Constable, Benjamin Haydon, William Etty, and Edwin Landseer. Books - originally bound in thin, brown paper covered boards with green cloth spines and paper labels, here professionally rebound in similar light brown/beige paper covered boards, green cloth spines with paper labels. Contents, new, linen webbing to strengthen binding, new paste downs, free front and rear end papers. Light browning to portrait frontispiece (volume 1) and all three title pages with slight marking to the occasional page in all three volumes. Volume one has slight marking to pages 323 and 418 and there is slight marking to the occasional page otherwise the contents are clean and tightly bound. [NB. The contents pages in volume two and three were misprinted on the sheets meaning that the title page of volume two was printed on the same pair of leaves, or conjugate, with the contents page for volume three and likewise the title page for volume three is conjugate with the contents for volume two, meaning that they are in the wrong volumes. This is obviously a little inconvenient so we have included a copy of each page in the correct volume. It would be simple enough to make a more permanent correction by removing and tipping the two misplaced pages in to the correct volumes but we feel that would spoil the charm of having such a scarce set being 'as printed'. Overall an attractive copy of this scarce and important biography. Size: 9 inches tall by 5.5 inches. xvi, 439, 391, 408 rough trimmed pages which includes an appendix in volume one. Full page black and white frontispiece portrait to volume one. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: 2-3 kilos. Category: Biography & Autobiography; Art & Design. Pictures of this item not already displayed here available upon request. Inventory No: 9109. This is a SET of books, therefore heavier than a standard volume, and will involve extra shipping charges to some countries. . [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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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

      [Bookseller: Librairie Du Cardinal]
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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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        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.

      F. Pourrat 1831 - 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. Langue: Français [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Librairie du Cardinal]
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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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