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        Gedichte.

      Lpz., Weidmann 1831.. 8°. VI, 413 S. Halbleder im Stil d. Zt. Vorder- und Hinterdeckel der zeitgenöss. Broschur eingebunden. - Erstausgabe W.G. 2 / 7. - durchgängig etwas stockfleckig, sonst gutes Expl.!.

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        Names and Descriptions of all Male and Female Convicts arrived in the Colony of New South Wales during the year 1830

      Sydney, 1831. Large folio, 188 pp., small tear in one leaf neatly repaired, very minor foxing; very good, in later marbled wrappers. "Anchor on right arm, flattish nose...": 7 years for picking pockets. Rare and important: Ferguson knew only the Mitchell Library copy of this, the first such register to provide so complete a description of each convict including various assigned numbers, age, education, religion, marital status, children, native place, trade, offences, sentence, former convictions, physical details, particular marks and scars, etc. Space is left for recording later events in the convicts' lives under a heading "Unofficial History" to show the date of ticket of leave, pardon, certificate of freedom, etc., and ultimate death or departure. Such registers, which were later issued annually, were intended for official use only and therefore very limited in number. 'Printed for official use only, probably at the Sydney Gazette Office.' The present copy is in fine crisp condition.

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        Wiener Zeitschrift für Kunst, Literatur, Theater und Mode. Jahrgang 1831.

      Wien, A. Strauß, 1831. - 4 Bde. 22x14,5 cm. Bedruckte Pbde. d.Zt. Einbände etwas fleckig und manchmal etwas gebogen. Tafeln gebräunt und recht knapp beschnitten, Tafel 43 randrissig. Text u. Beilagen (nicht koll.) stellenweise fleckig. Kirchner 4752; Lipperheide Zb 29 (nur 5 einz. Jg.) Schöne, umfangreiche Reihe dieser Wiener Zeitschrift mit Biedermeiermoden für Damen, auch Herren u. Kinder, die insgesamt 1816/17 bis 1844 erschien. Mit 51 (von 52/fehlt Taf. 41) kolor. Modekupfertaf. nach S. v. Stubenrauch u.a. sowie 1 unkol. Insektenstich. - Jg. 1831 zu 4 Quartalsbänden.

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        The animal kingdom arranged in conformity with its organization . . . translated by H. M'Murtrie

      New York: Carvill, 1831. <p>Cuvier, Georges L. C. F. D., baron (1769-1832). The animal kingdom arranged in conformity with its organization. . . . Translated from the French, with notes and additions, by H. M&#39;Murtrie, M.D. 4 vols., 8vo. xxxii, 448 [2]; xv [1], 475 [1]; xx, 575 [1]; xii, 545 [1]pp. 20 engraved plates. New York: G. & C. & H. Carvill, 1831. 220 x 133 mm. Speckled sheep ca. 1831, gilt-ruled spines (slightly rubbed). Moderate foxing and browning, but a fine copy.</p> <p>First American Edition. See Dibner, Heralds of Science, 195, Printing and the Mind of Man 276, Garrison-Morton 327. The most influential exposition of the typological approach to animal classification, representing the greatest body of zoological facts that had yet been assembled; it served as the standard zoological manual for most of Europe during the first half of the nineteenth century. Cuvier&#39;s view of animal organization led him to an early recognition of the balance of nature, both with respect to the functional balance of parts in the individual and the interdependence of groups in the "network of nature." However, Cuvier&#39;s adherence to the concept of species as rigid, unchanging types rendered him unable to account for the immense variation within species populations. Coleman, pp. 94-98. DSB. </p>

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        Twin Lakes

      A wonderfully detailed hand colored lithograph by A.E. Mathews (1831-1874) ?from his series "Pencil Sketches of Colorado,?its cities, principal towns and mountain scenery", which was published in 1866. Overall this print measures 13"x19.5".?This stunning lithographic ?view of the Rocky Mountains was created a full half-century before the mountain range and the?surrounding areas gained national park status in 1915. As one of the premier views of Colorado ever produced, this rare Mathews’?lithograph is a romantic and picturesque depiction of the pure Colorado landscape, reflecting the fervor for Westward expansion?that was dominant in mid nineteenth-century thought. This view, with its sweeping snow-capped mountains and low, tree-dotted?hills is a marvelous representation of the “unblemished” American western landscape that captured the imagination of settlers?in the early years of the United States.??The Lewis and Clark Expedition from 1804-1806 was the first scientific reconnaissance of the Rocky Mountains. Specimens were?collected for contemporary botanists, zoologists, and geologists. The expedition was said to have paved the way to (and through)?the Rocky Mountains for European-Americans from the East, although Lewis and Clark met at least 11 European-American mountain men?during their travels. Mountain men, primarily French, Spanish, and British, roamed the Rocky Mountains from 1720 to 1800 seeking?mineral deposits and furs. The fur-trading North West Company established Rocky Mountain House as a trading post in what is now?the Rocky Mountain foothills of Alberta in 1799, and their business rivals the Hudson's Bay Company established Acton House?nearby.??The human history of this region can be traced back to the last great Ice Age, when the Rocky Mountains were home first to?Paleo-Indians and then to the indigenous peoples of the Apache, Arapaho, Bannock, Blackfoot, Cheyenne, Crow, Flathead, Shoshoni,?Sioux, Ute, Kutenai (Ktunaxa in Canada), Sekani, Dunne-za, and others. Paleo-Indians hunted the now-extinct mammoth and ancient?bison in the foothills and valleys of the mountains. Like the modern tribes that followed them, Paleo-Indians probably migrated?to the plains in fall and winter for bison and to the mountains in spring and summer for fish, deer, elk, roots, and berries. In?Colorado, along the crest of the Continental Divide, rock walls that Native Americans built for driving game date back 5,400-5,800 years. A growing body of scientific evidence indicates that indigenous peoples had significant effects on mammal populations?by hunting and on vegetation patterns through deliberate burning.??A.E Mathews was an English immigrant whose early career was that of a traveling bookseller and artist. During his service in the?Civil War he drew scenes of the conflict which were published as lithographs. In 1865, Mathews moved west and began producing the?lithographs for which he is best known: images of Colorado, Montana and Rocky Mountain scenery. These views are among the?earliest and rarest for the Rocky Mountain West and their detail provides important historical documentation.Overall this print is in fair condition with some foxing/staining/creasing in margins and a small tear to the bottom margin.

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        Rear Admiral Sir James Clark Ross, D.C.L: R.F.S

      Painted by Stephen Pearce; engraved by Alexander Scott. The caption reads "From the Original Portrait placed in the Royal Hospital Greenwich by several Naval officers and Scientific men in honour of his great discoveries and achievements in the Arctic and the Antarctic Regions. North Magnetic Pole discovered 18th June 1831 - Highest North Latitude 82?N 44&#39; attained 23rd July 1827 - Highest South Latitude 78?S 11&#39; attained 23rd February 1842." 16 " X 21" impression mark on wide margined paper. Mezzotint, and exceptionally strong impression. Ca. 1850. Ross is an older man in uniform, seated at a round table with charts and instruments to his right, a standing globe to his left. Hanging on the wall behind is a map entitled "South Polar Discovery 1841-2" with Mt. Erebus clearly visible. Ross&#39;s notable achievements include the discovery of the position of both the Northern and Southern Magnetic Pole. The instrument used to achieve this was the Fox Dip Circle, and it is pictured on the table beside him. A superb copy of a rare print.

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        Künstlers Ruhestunden. Eine gemeinnützige Zeitschrift für Künste und Wissenschaften. Herausgegeben von K. W. Schimming. Bände 1 u. 3-8 (von 8) in 7 Bänden

      Halle, Schimmelpfennig 1831 (-1834) - Erste Ausgabe. Kirchner 10429; nicht bei Humpert; vgl. Engelmann, Bibl. mech.-techn. 204. - Seltenes, fast vollständig hier vorliegendes naturwissenschaftliches Periodikum, welches die Entwicklung in der Technik, der Industrie und des Gewerbes in interessanten Beiträgen beschreibt, ergänzt mit detaillierten technischen Illustrationen. Insgesamt erschienen von 1831 bis 1834 acht Halbjahresbände; es fehlen hier nur der dritte, vierte und letzte Halbjahresband. Die Zeitschrift berichtet und illustriert Interessantes zur Entwicklung der Dampfmaschinen bei Dampfwagen, Dampfbooten und den ersten Eisenbahnen (die Liverpool-Manchester-Eisenbahn, die Budweis-Linz-Eisenbahn und die Ohio-Eisenbahn), Wissenswertes auch über die erste Briefbeförderung von Ostindien nach England durch ein Dampfschiff, Beschreibung einer Waschmaschine zu Paris, einer Taschenuhr, Erwärmung der Erde infolge Kohlenstaub, Seewasser durch Filtrieren trinkbar zu machen, Ätzen auf Glas, Ziffernblätter an öffentlichen Uhren, die nachts erleuchtet werden können, Blitz und Blitzableiter, Wasserquellen bei Bahrein am Persischen Golf, Anlage verschiedener Solbrunnen, auch artesischer Brunnen, Erfindung einer Addiermaschine, Ferner Länderbeschreibungen, Naturbeobachtungen aus der Botanik und Biologie (Liberia, Sandwichs-Inseln). 'Künstlers Ruhestunden' enthält eine gut getroffene Auswahl interessanter Abhandlungen aus dem Gebiete des technischen und physikalischen Wissens, die . lehrreich .ist. (Karl Friedrich von Klöden, in der Verlagsanzeige zu Band 6). - Fast sauber, nur wenige Blätter schwach stockfleckig. Drei der Einbandrücken fachmännisch restauriert IV, 416; IV, 416; I; 412; IV, 412; IV, 412; IV, 416; 272 Seiten; 51 gefaltete lithographische Tafeln Halbleder der Zeit mit Rückenvergoldung und roten vergoldetem Rückenschild u. Karton der Zeit (Band 8), 8° [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        James Fraser's Panoramic Plan of London Dedicated to Her Most Gracious Majesty Queen Adelaide. Engraved by Jas. Neale & Co. Burleigh St. Strand.

      James Fraser,, London, 215 Regent Street, 1831 - A complete bijou of a map, not less useful than elegant Engraved map, dissected and mounted on linen, hand-coloured in outline, bordered with 18 engraved views of some of the principal attractions of London, folding into original green cloth covers, with publisher's label, upper cover detached. The eighteen views surrounding the map depict the New Post Office, Italian Opera House, Queen's New Palace, Entrance to Hyde Park, Custom House, National Scottish Church, Drury Lane, Somerset House, Westminster Abbey, The Colosseum, Covent Garden Theatre, Thames Tunnel, St Paul's, Waterloo Bridge, Bank of England, New London Bridge, London University and Hammersmith Suspension Bridge.According to Fraser's advertisement, the map was available at four different prices, starting at 7s 6d in a French Case to 16s in a black frame, our example is the more humble 3s issue in cloth. The reviews were handsome, the Literary Gazette calling the publication "A complete bijou of a map, not less useful than elegant." The Athenaeum regarded the map as "generally serviceable", leaving the Christian Remembrancer to throw caution to the wind and claiming "the eighteen marginal views of the principle public buildings are perfect gems of art, and cannot fail, when combined with the correct delineation of the survey, to recommend it to the public favour both for elegance and unity."Scale: 3 inches to 1 statute mile. Howgego 332 (1).

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        The Life of Samuel Johnson

      London - John Murray, 1831 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. Five volumes beautifully bound fully in leather with gilt lettering and decoration. In good clean condition internally apart from the folding plate and round robin letter as usual with this particular edition. A very pretty set of this English classic. Priced as ex library but actually very unobrusive. Samuel Johnson (1709-1784) was an essayist,critic and novelist, compiler of the first Dictionary of the English Language and subject of Boswell&#39;s famous biography. Quite a celebrity during his own life, he is now regarded one of the foremost critics of his time with a lasting influence on subsequent generations,including T. S. Eliot. Johnson also significantly altered styles of travel and biographical writing. James Boswell (1740-95) isbest known for his extensive journals that covered his travels, and conversations with many of the great and the good of his day. He was great friends with Samuel Johnson and upon Johnson&#39;s death became his biographer. Condition: The bindings are mostlyreasonably tight. Two volumes have been rebacked with new spines and title labels. The other three volumeshave split hinges, loose title labels with some lossand greater wear to the spine. All volumes have the boards and internal pages firmly attached. There issome wear to the extremities includingmarks to the boards, bumping to the corners and scuffing to the leather. Internally, the pages are generally clean withthe odd brown spot or handling mark. The spotting is worst on the first and last fewpages of each volume. There is a personalised bookplateon the front pastedown of each volume and a Ex Libris Universitatis Bristolliensis plate on each endpaper. There is a discreet library stamp on the bottom of the title page of each volume, and ashelf stickerat the bottom of each front pastedown. The condition of these volumes is very good..

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        A year in Spain by a young american.

      - 1831. London. John Murray. 19 x 13 cm. 2 volúmenes: I, xii, 414 p. II, viii, 378 p., 12 litografías fuera de texto. ex libris de anterior poseedor. Enc en holandesa de tela con puntas. Viaje realizado en 1826. Contents: Primer volumen: I, Provinces of Roussillon and Catalonia. II, Principality of Catalonia. III, Principality of Catalonia and Kingdow of Valencia. IV, Kingdoms of Valencia, Murcia, and New Castile. V, Kingdom of New Castile. VI, New Castile. VII, New Castile. VIII, New Castile. IX, New and Old Castile. X, Old and New Castile. Segundo volumen: XI, Kingdom of New Castile. XII, Kingdom of New Castile. XIII, Kingdom of New Castile-Jaen and Cordova. XIV, Kingdom of Cordova. XV, Kingdoms of Cordova and Seville. XVI, Kingdom of Seville. XVII, Seville. XVIII, Kingdom of Seville. XIX, Kingdom of Seville. XX, General view of Spain. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Le Nozze di tutti i Popoli dell&#39;Europa

      Milano: Presso Giuseppe Pozzoli, 1831. First edition. Romantic cartonnage binding, with slipcase. Very Good. Very scarce, with no copies located on OCLC. 12mo. 12.5 by 8 cm, 5 by 3.25 inches. [5], 137, xvi pp. Seven hand-colored plates, plus color vignette on title page. No author given, although a preface credits Giulio Ferrario as the source for the fourth and last part of the work (it isn&#39;t clear what exactly constitutes this). Survey goes back to the classical world of Ancient Greece and Rome. The misconceptions and stereotyping are part of the interest. A final section, separate from the primary work, is an almanack of sorts. Elaborate blindstamping to boards, with gilt Greek key decorating spine and a gilt floral band as border to the boards. Slipcase with same design, front and back, and floral band to sides. Scattered mild foxing, as inevitable given paper stock used at time.

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        Le Nozze di tutti i Popoli dell'Europa

      Milano: Presso Giuseppe Pozzoli, 1831. First edition. Romantic cartonnage binding, with slipcase. Very Good. Very scarce, with no copies located on OCLC. 12mo. 12.5 by 8 cm, 5 by 3.25 inches. [5], 137, xvi pp. Seven hand-colored plates, plus color vignette on title page. No author given, although a preface credits Giulio Ferrario as the source for the fourth and last part of the work (it isn't clear what exactly constitutes this). Survey goes back to the classical world of Ancient Greece and Rome. The misconceptions and stereotyping are part of the interest. A final section, separate from the primary work, is an almanack of sorts. Elaborate blindstamping to boards, with gilt Greek key decorating spine and a gilt floral band as border to the boards. Slipcase with same design, front and back, and floral band to sides. Scattered mild foxing, as inevitable given paper stock used at time.

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        Taschenbuch von Bamberg. Eine topographische, statistische, ethnographische und historische Beschreibung der Stadt und ihrer Umgebungen. Als Führer für Fremde und Einheimische.

      Bamberg, Dresch, 1831.. 16,5 x 10,5 cm. VI S., 1 Bl., 297 S. Mit 1 gefalt. gestoch. Gesamtansicht, 14 Ansichten auf 8 Kupfertafeln und gestoch. Faltplan. Lwd. d. Zt. mit Rsch.. Lentner 6803; Pfeiffer 2816. - Erste Ausgabe. - Die hübschen Ansichten, gestochen von Duncker, Duttenhofer und Geißler nach G.Chr. Wilder zeigen den Marktplatz, Dom, Ludwigsbrücke, obere Pfarrkirche, Schloß Altenburg u.a. Einige Tafeln mit 3 Ansichten. Mit dem gefalteten Kupferstichplan. - Rücken verblichen. Wenige Seiten leicht stockfleckig.

      [Bookseller: Peter Bierl Buch- & Kunstantiquariat]
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        Der Alpenkönig und der Menschenfeind. Original-Zauberspiel in 2 Akten. Von Ferdinand Raimund". Contemporary manuscript with autograph corrections, deletions and insertions.

      N. p. o. d., [before October 1831]. - 4to. 166 num. pp., 1 fol. Contemp. paperback. Complete manuscript of Raimund's most famous work, with his own hand corrections, deletions and insertions. Raimund has probably given this copy in order for a performance in Innsbruck and revised the manuscript after its completion. On the title there is a handwritten note of censorship "Can be listed. Innsbr[uck] 30 9 [18] 31 Kugler, Chief Com [commissioners]". The premiere was held on 17 X. 1828 at the Theater in der Leopoldstadt, the first edition appeared in 1837 within the "collected works", the first single edition in 1868. At around 30 pages there are Raimund's autograph corrections, deletions and insertions, from single words to several sentences. - Numerous other deletions and annotations in pencil or ink pen arise from the Austrian actor and director Henry Jenke (1823-1906) (cf. ABL III, 105 and Kosch, Theater Lexicon II, 905). - Ferdinand Raimund's autographs are of the utmost rarity, and are hardly commercially available yet. [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

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        Birmingham, the Winner of the Great St. Leger Stakes at Doncaster, 1830 68 Subscribers - 28 Started. By Filho da Puta, dam Miss Craigie by Orville.The Property of Mr. Beardsworth, To whom this Print by Permission is most respectfully dedicated by the Publishers, J.F. Herring and S. & J. Fuller

      J.F. Herring and S. & J. Fuller, London & Doncaster 1831 - A fine print from the 'Winners of the Great St. Leger Series': a 'benchmark' sporting print in terms of the "quality of painting, engraving and printing" (Lane) John Frederick Herring, senior "was born in Surrey in 1795. [He] spent the first eighteen years of his life in the city of London, where his father, an American whose parents were Dutch, was a fringe-maker in Newgate Street. As a child he showed an aptitude for handling both whip and pencil. Having married against his father's wishes, he went, without settled plans, to Doncaster, where he arrived during the races in September 1814, and saw the Duke of Hamilton's horse William win the St. Leger. The sight inspired him to attempt the art of animal-painting, in which he subsequently excelled. At first he did not succeed as an animal-painter, but executed some satisfactory work in coach-painting, which led him to aspire to drive a coach. For two years he drove the Nelson coach from Wakefield to Lincoln. He was afterwards transferred to the Doncaster and Halifax coach. While he was engaged on that road, his artistic powers, which he continually exercised, were discovered and appreciated, and he received many commissions to paint horses for gentlemen in the neighbourhood. In spite of increasing success as a painter of horses, he refused to hurriedly abandon his calling as coachman, and for some time drove the Highflyer coach between London and York. When eventually he retired from the road and settled at Doncaster, he immediately obtained very numerous commissions. It was as the portrait-painter of racehorses that Herring earned his especial fame, and no great breeder or owner of racehorses is without some treasured production of Herring's brush." (DNB). "In 1825 The Doncaster Gazette commissioned Herring to paint a series of pictures of the winners of the St. Leger starting in 1815. W. Sheardown and Sons of Doncaster published these brilliantly engraved prints (by Thomas Sutherland) in 1825. Messrs Fuller of London. continued the series until the mid-1840s. Fullers also published a similar series of Derby winners after Herring's paintings between 1827 and 1841. These prints provide a 'benchmark' in their quality of painting, engraving and printing which subsequent publishers attempted to emulate, but rarely with such success" (Charles Lane British Racing Prints p.120) Lane, British Racing Prints p.121; Mellon, British Sporting and Animal Prints 96; Siltzer, The Story of British Sporting Prints , p.145; Muir, A Descriptive Catalogue of the Engraved Works of J. F. Herring, Senior (1795 to 1865), p. 84. Colour-printed aquatint by R.G. Reeve, finished by hand and heightened with gum arabic. An excellent impression in fine condition. Image size: 11 3/4 x 16 5/16 inches.

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        Sayings And Doings

      1831/1834. first edition. A Scarce Social SatireHEATH, Henry. Sayings And Doings. London: Charles Tilt, 1831/1834. First edition. Oblong folio (9 3/4 x 14 in; 248 x 356 mm). Twenty drawings on five (of six) hand-colored etched plates. Bound c. 1920 in quarter green cloth over drab card boards. Tape repair to closed tear to verso of plates 2 and 6. Light smudging to margins. Otherwise an excellent set.Drawings on Plate No. I undated; Plate Nos. 4 and 6 dated 1831; Plate Nos. 2 and 5 dated 1834.OCLC records only three copies in institutional holdings worldwide. ABPC records no copies seen at auction since at least 1923."Henry Heath (fl. 1822&#150;1842), caricaturist, is a shadowy figure. Because of a similarity in style between William and Henry Heath and their collaboration on three prints, it has been suggested that they were related, even as brothers (George, Catalogue, 9.liv). Henry Heath etched theatrical portraits from 1822 and both social and political caricatures from 1824, his work being published by Fores and Gans. In 1831 he started to imitate the political caricatures of HB, changing from etching to lithography and adopting the monogram HH. About this time various sets of his comic vignettes in the manner of George Cruikshank were issued and were collected in 1840 under the title of The Caricaturist&#39;s Sketch Book; in the 1830s he also drew cockney sportsmen, following the example of Robert Seymour. One cartoon by him was published in Punch in 1842. In the same year he drew some amusing caricatures of Queen Victoria&#39;s visit to Scotland, after which, according to M. H. Spielmann (The History of Punch, 1895, 452), he emigrated to Australia. Dorothy George called him &#145;a competent and versatile but very imitative caricaturist&#146; (George, Catalogue, 10.xliv)" (Oxford Online DNB).Not in Abbey or Tooley.

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        The Fossil Flora of Great Britain; or Figures and Descriptions of the Vegetable Remains Found in a Fossil State in This Country. 3 volumes

      London John Ridgway 1831. G+ : in good condition plus. Rebound with new eps. Scattered foxing and some offsetting. Ownership signature on fep First Edition Brown/gilt hardback cloth cover 230mm x 140mm (9" x 6"). lix, 216pp; xxviii, 208pp; 230pp, + plates and index. 231 plates. Includes list of subscribers. Volume I published 1831-3; volume II 1833-5, and volume III in 1837.

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        The "West Point" the Second Locomotive Built in the United States.

      - for Actual Service on the Railroad. Built at the West Point Foundry, Cold Spring New York for the South Carolina Railroad. Woodblock print, March 5, 1831, from the Charleston Courier. 20x8". Period folds o/w very good condition. Nicely framed. An eight piece band of black musicians sit in the second car, ready to play drums, trumpets & flutes. Rare.

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        France In 1829-30.

      London: Saunders And Otley, 1831. - 2 Volumes. 8vo. pp. xii, 527; iv, 590. engraved frontis. portrait. A very attractive set in contemporary morocco, gilt backs & inside dentelles, all edges gilt (scattered light foxing, frontis. browned). Second Edition. NCBEL III 754. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Paterson's Roads; being an Entirely Original and Accurate Descriptions of all the Direct and principal Cross Roads in England and Wales with part of the roads of Scotland-the whole remodelled, augmented and improved-and an entirely New Set of Maps

      London: Printed for Longman, Hurst, Rees, Orme and Brown, 1831. Eighteenth edition. 8vo. Frontispiece folding map (torn along folds, some repair on verso) and 11 folding on 8 sheets. 715,; 44 pp. Contemporary calf, black morocco label. Joints repaired, crack down center of spine, some light marginal browning and offsetting, else a very good copy

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        Publius Virgilius Maro [ Pickering's Diamond Classics ]

      Guielmus [ William ] Pickering, 57 Chancery Lane, London 1831 - Full later tan morocco, F. 283pp+page of adverts on verso of pp283, engraved frontis, engraved title, letterpress title, corrigenda slip tipped in at the rear, all edges gilt, a fine copy. Nicely, if plainly bound in an unsigned binding with gilt dentelles, signature of Ursula Devereux on an initial blank, a lovely copy. Printed by Charles Corrall of Charing Cross in the tiny Diamond 4.5 point type. a landmark in typography. Page size in this copy is 80mm x 45mm. A miniature printing of Virgil by William Pickering, part of his 'Diamond Classics' series which was begun in 1819. The tiny type noted for its fine clarity despite small size. This is reputed to be the scarcest title in the series after a fire destroyed all but 100 copies in Corrall's premises. 100 grams. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Vom Licht. Aus dem Englischen übersetzt von J.C.Eduard Schmidt.

      Stuttgart u. Tübingen, Cotta 1831.. Titel, 693 (1) S., 11 angefalzte, gefaltete lithographierte Tafeln. Leinenband der Zeit mit Rückenprägung, Farbschnitt. Die ersten Bll. leicht braunfl., im Ganzen gutes Exemplar.. Erste deutsche Ausgabe. J.F.W. Herschel (1792-1871) war der Sohn des Astronomen Friedrich Wilhelm Herschel. - Abschnitte über Photometrie, Lichtbrechung, Vom Bau des Auges und vom Sehen, Vom achromatischen Fernrohr, Von der Beugung des Lichts, Von den Farben etc.

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        Die Sclerectomie oder die künstliche Pupillenbildung in der Sclerotica nach eigenen Erfahrungen und Operationsversuchen an staphylomatösen Augen Lebender.

      Dresden, Walther, 1831. - 1 doppelblattgroße lithographierte Tafel, (2 Bl.), 47 S. Originalbroschur (Rücken leicht beschädigt). Erste selbständige Ausgabe eines Artikels aus der Zeitschrift für Ophthalmologie, Bd. 1, Heft 2. - Hirschberg III, § 516, S. 262, 12; nicht bei Albert/Norton und Becker Coll. - Die Autenrieth und Dieffenbach gewidmete Schrift thematisiert unseres Wissens erstmalig die künstliche Pupillenbildung in der Geschichte der Ophthalmologie. Die Tafel mit insgesamt 17 Darstellungen, darunter 13 von erkrankten Augen, Figur 2 mit der Innesansicht eines staphylomatösen Auges, Figur 9 zeigt ein Auge gleich nach der Scleroticalpupillenbildung. Auch in seinen 1838-47 erschienenen 'Klinischen Darstellungen der Krankheiten und Bildungsfehler des menschlichen Auges' finden sich noch einmal Abbildungen staphylomatöser Augen, an welchen Ammon ein Stück Lederhaut ausgeschnitten hatte. - Mit handschriftlicher Widmung des Verfassers an Medizinalrath Prof. Dr. Otto. - Sehr gut erhaltenes, nur minimal fleckiges Exemplar. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Soft Cover]

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        Jacqueline of Holland: A Historical Tale. In three volumes

      London - Henry Colburn and Richard Bentley 1831 - A complete set and first edition of this historical novel from the 1830s. First Edition. Complete in three volumes. Bound without any half titles but no collation available for this very rare novel, so may well not be called for, other copies seem similarly lacking. Thomas Colley Grattan (1792 - 4 July 1864), was an Irish writer. Born in Dublin, he was educated for the law, but did not practise. He wrote a few novels, including The Heiress of Bruges (4 volumes, 1830); but his best work was Highways and Byways, a description of his Continental wanderings, of which he published three series. He also wrote a history of the Netherlands and books on America. He was for some time British Consul at Boston, U. S. Condition: In half calf bindings with marbled boards. Externally, generally smart, rubbed in places. Some chipping to the spine labels. Internally, firmly bound. Generally clean with some scattered spots prominent to the first and last few pages. Copperplate ink signature to titlepage of volume I, dated 1831. Bookplates have been removed from the front pastedowns, leaving some tearing. Overall: VERY GOOD. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        A GENERAL CIRCULAR TO ALL PERSONS OF GOOD CHARACTER, WHO WISH TO EMIGRATE TO THE OREGON TERRITORY, EMBRACING SOME ACCOUNT OF THE CHARACTER AND ADVANTAGES OF THE COUNTRY; THE RIGHT AND THE MEANS AND OPERATIONS BY WHICH IT WILL BE SETTLED.

      Charlestown. 1831. - 27,[1]pp. 20th-century mottled calf, gilt with leather labels. Original wrappers bound in at rear. Boards scuffed, labels a bit chipped. Ownership inscription on front flyleaf, modern ownership ink stamp on titlepage and front wrapper. Minor soiling. Untrimmed. Very good. This is the first major proposal by visionary promoter Kelley, all of whose schemes came to nothing, but whose ideas encouraged many others. This pamphlet outlines his well reasoned plan for settlements in Oregon near the mouth of the Columbia River, with a woodcut plan of one of the proposed settlements printed on the last page. Kelley tried to obtain the assistance of the ministry in promoting his plan, with assurance of converting the Indians. This copy retains the original wrappers, noting a price of 12 1/2 cents on the front wrapper, and giving a list of agents on the verso. At the end of the text Kelley calls on newspaper publishers to print his circular in their papers as a public service. WAGNER-CAMP 44a. STREETER SALE 3345. HOWES K43, "b." TWENEY 89, 39 (note). GRAFF 2286. SABIN 37260. SMITH 2007.

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        Collezioni delle Leggi Costituzioni Editti Proclami ecc. per gli Stati Estensi.

      - Modena, per gli Eredi Soliani Tipografi Reali. Un volume in 8vo; cartone rigido coevo con antico rinforzo al dorso. Legati in un unico volume: tomo XVI anno 1831; tomo XVII anno 1832; tomo XVIII anni 1833-1834; tomo XIX anno 1835; tomo XX e tomo XXI anni 1836 e 1837; tomo XXII anni 1838 e 1839; Leggi e Costituzioni del 1840; tomo XXIII anni 1842 e 1843. Nel tomo del 1831 è pubblicata la grida del 4 febbraio 1831, Francesco IV ringrazia i cittadini per non aver aiutato CIRO MENOTTI ed i suoi nella rivolta del 3 Febbraio e descrive l'arresto nella casa in Corso Canalgrande. Seguono gli altri bandi sempre sui moti del 1831, come quella contro tutti gli EBREI residenti nel Ducato perch&#143; hanno aiutato i rivoluzionari. Axs [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Picture of Philadelphia (2 volumes contained in one) Vol 1: Giving an Account of its Origin, Increase and Improvements in Arts, Sciences, Manufactures, Commerce and Revenue. With a Compendious View of its Societies, Literary, Benevolent, Patriotic and Religious. Etc. And about thirty Plates and Wood Cuts. Vol 2: From 1811 to 1831. Giving an account of the Improvements of the City, During that Period. Embracing the Public Buildings, etc. With about thirty Plates and Wood Cuts.

      Robert Desilver, Philadelphia 1831 - 358, viii, 128 pp. 8vo, 7.25 by 4.5 inches. Of interest beyond parochial Philadelphia history, since picks up quite a lot of general interest on the industrialization of America, attitudes towards blacks, religious attitudes, etc. But this is not to minimize its value and enjoyment as a snapshot on Philadelphia at the zenith of its relative importance within the new Republic. Moderate toning/browning of leaves, but otherwise mostly clean. Some soilage evident on foreedges. Recased, with original spine label preserved.

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        Maniera di rinvenire i vasi fittili Italo Greci

      Dalla Stamperia Reale 1831 - Misura cm 25 x 21, elegante legatura in cartonato rosso pompeiano con fregi in oro ai piatti, pagine (II) 39 (2), 10 bellissime tavole incise in rame a tutta pagina protette da velina. CENNI SULLA MANIERA DI RINVENIRE I VASI FITTILI ITALO-GRECI sulla loro costruzione, sulle loro fabbriche più distinte e sulla progressione e decadimento dell'arte vasaria. Dall'Indice delle Materie: maniera di rinvenire i vasi antichi, del modo tenuto dagli antichi nel costruire i vasi, luoghi prescelti dagli antichi per le fabbriche dei vasi, modo di purificare l'argilla, maniera di tornire le stoviglie, modo di cuocere le stoviglie antiche, materie coloranti adoperate dagli antichi per dipingere i vasi, fabbriche che particolarmente si distinsero nella manifattura dei vasi, vasi assegnati alla prima epoca, alla seconda epoca, alla terza epoca, alla quarta epoca, alla quinta epoca, vasi assegnati alla sesta epoca ossia della decadenza dell'arte. Dall'indice delle tavole: veduta di un sepolcreto, macchina chiamata torno, fornace, sezione della medesima, illustrazione di incisioni di vasi assegnati alle diverse epoche. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Journal historique de l&#39;établissement des Français a la Louisiane

      Nouvelle-Orléans: A.-L. Boimare; [and] Paris: Hector Bossange [imprimé chez Paul Renouard]. 1831. "First edition, 8vo, pp. [4], 412; slightly later red morocco-backed boards; scuffed but sound; good or better. With the bookplate of the Gordon Lester Ford collection, presented to the N.Y.P.L. by his sons Worthington Chauncey Ford, and Paul Leicester Ford; subsequent bookplate of Edward Chenery Gale. & & The Journal extends from Sept. 1696 to Feb. 1723. It is followed (p. 358-412) by a ""Mémoire destiné á faire connaitre l&#39;importance de la colonie de la Louisiane, et la necessité d&#39;en continuer l&#39;etablissement,"" signed &#39;Bernard de La Harpe.&#39;& & Sabin 38631; Joumonville 720; Howes L-24: ""Chief authority for the period covered, 1698-1723; it and the Memoires of de Marigny serve as sequels to Joutel&#39;s Journal. La Harpe was a pseudonym for Chevalier de Beaubien."""

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        Fabulas del Pensador Mexicano

      Imprenta De Altamira, Mexico 1831 - Portada grabada, 2h, 103 pgs y 1hs, 40 laminas grabadas por José Mariano Torreblanca, 15.5cms x 10cms. Tapa dura en piel con hierros dorados en el lomo y en los bordes de las tapas. Texto con 4 pequeños puntos de polilla, sin afectar texto. Portada grabada y 40 laminas, en colores naranja o café. La lámina 15 con pérdida reparada profesionalmente. Las láminas son las mismas de la primera edición de 1817. [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

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        Queen Adelaide

      London: Colnaghi, 1831. Engraved oval portrait, 29 x 24 mm.; fine. The reigning queen for whom Adelaide was named. Sir William Beechey, well known English portrait painter, was elected A.R.A. in 1793. In the same year he painted a portrait of Queen Charlotte which procured him the appointment of portrait painter to her majesty. In 1798, he was knighted and elected a full member of the Royal Academy. He died eight years after this portrait was painted, in 1839, at the age of 86. Queen Adelaide was on the British throne at the proclamation of the colony of South Australia in 1836, and the new city was named for her. She was the daughter of Joseph, Duke of Saxe-Attenburg.

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        OFFICIA PROPIA SANCTORUM BURGENSIS ECCLESIAE ET DIOCESIS, A SANCTISSIMO DOMINO NOSTRO CLEMENTE OCTAVO APPROBATA.

      96 Paginas. Apud Raymundum a Villanueva., Burgis ( Burgos ) 1831 - Encuadernacion artesana, no hecha por encuadernador. Pone en el lomo OFFICIA SANTORUM DIOEC. BURGENSIS. Interesantisimo porque es un libro utilizado por un sacerdote de la diocesis ya que TIENE ADEMAS oficios de culto a santos de la diocesis burgalesa, añadidos por el sacerdote a saber : en antepagina, grabado de la Virgen del Pilar mas 1) IN FESTO S. TITI EPISCOPI CONFESSORIS. 4 paginas. Burgis 1854. Ex typographia Paschalis Polo. 2) IN FESTO SANCTI VICENTI LEVITAE ET MARTYRIS. 18 paginas. Roma 1815. 3) IN FESTO B. JOANNIS BAPTISTAE A CONCEPCIONE, .4 paginas. Roma 1820. 4) OFFICIUM S. RAYMUNDI ABBATIS, FUNDATORIS ORDINIS MILITARIS DE CALATRAVA. 4 paginas. Matriti 1801. 5) IN FESTO B. MARIANAE ANNAE A JESU, VIRGINIS. 4 paginas. Sin lugar ni año. 6) IN FESTO SANTI FIDELIS A. SIGMARINGA, MAR. 4 paginas realizadas a mano posiblemente por el sacerdote propietario. 7) IN FESTO S. EUPHRASII EPISC. ET MART. 4 paginas. Barcinone 1758. 8) OFFICIUM APARITIONIS S. JACOBI APOSTOLI ET HISPANIARUM PATRONI. 8 paginas. Sin Lugar 1750. 9) IN FESTO SANCTI FERDINANDI, REGIS. 14 paginas. Roma 1819. 10) IN FESTO SACRATISSIMI CORDIS DOMINI NOSTRI JESU CHRISTI. 20 paginas. Sin Lugar ni Año. 11) IN FESTO B. FRANCICCI CARACCIOLO CONFESSORIS. 4 paginas. Sin Lugar ni Año. 12) IN FESTO SANCTI GULIELMI ABBATIS. 4 paginas. Sin Lugar 1785. 13) OFFICIUM PRETIOSISSIMI SANGUINIS D.N.J.C. 12 paginas. Burgis 1855. 14) IN FESTO B.M.V. DE GUADALUPE MEXICANA. 8 paginas autografas similar anterior. 15) IN FESTO SANCTI MICHAELIS DE SANCTIS CONFESSORIS. 4 paginas. burgos 1863. 16) OFFICIUM S. HIERONIMI AEMILIANI. 5 paginas. Sin Lugar ni Año. + 8 OFICIOS MAS. Size: 4ª [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        The Life of Samuel Johnson, LL.D. Including A Journal of a Tour to the Hebrides.

      London. John Murray. 1831. - A New Edition with numerous additions and notes by John Wilson Croaker. Illustrated with an engraved Frontis to each volume. 5 volumes, complete as issued. 8vo. 5.5" x 8.5". Very handsomely bound by Riviere and Sons in 3/4 gilt ruled crushed morocco and linen covered boards. Gilt ruled spine compartments with elaborate gilt tooled motifs. Gilt tooled raised bands. Marbled endsheets. t.e.g. This is the last Library Edition of Croaker's Boswell. Spines evenly attractively sunned. A Very Fine, pristine set in a stupendous binding. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        The Life of Samuel Johnson

      London - John Murray 1831 - Five volumes beautifully bound fully in leather with gilt lettering and decoration. In good clean condition internally apart from the folding plate and round robin letter as usual with this particular edition. A very pretty set of this English classic. Priced as ex library but actually very unobrusive. Samuel Johnson (1709-1784) was an essayist,critic and novelist, compiler of the first Dictionary of the English Language and subject of Boswell's famous biography. Quite a celebrity during his own life, he is now regarded one of the foremost critics of his time with a lasting influence on subsequent generations,including T. S. Eliot. Johnson also significantly altered styles of travel and biographical writing. James Boswell (1740-95) isbest known for his extensive journals that covered his travels, and conversations with many of the great and the good of his day. He was great friends with Samuel Johnson and upon Johnson's death became his biographer. Condition: The bindings are mostlyreasonably tight. Two volumes have been rebacked with new spines and title labels. The other three volumeshave split hinges, loose title labels with some lossand greater wear to the spine. All volumes have the boards and internal pages firmly attached. There issome wear to the extremities includingmarks to the boards, bumping to the corners and scuffing to the leather. Internally, the pages are generally clean withthe odd brown spot or handling mark. The spotting is worst on the first and last fewpages of each volume. There is a personalised bookplateon the front pastedown of each volume and a Ex Libris Universitatis Bristolliensis plate on each endpaper. There is a discreet library stamp on the bottom of the title page of each volume, and ashelf stickerat the bottom of each front pastedown. The condition of these volumes is very good. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        The Military Bijou; or the Contents of a Soldier&#39;s Knapsack: being the Gleanings of Thirty-three Years&#39; Active Service

      London: Whittaker, Treacher, and Co.,, 1831. 2 volumes octavo (197 × 123 mm) Original grey publisher&#39;s boards with paper labels to the spines. a little rubbed, the labels chipped, light toning, but overall very good. First edition. Fascinating collection of brief notes and essays on military matters by the author of the famous Memoirs of the Extraordinary Military Career of John Shipp, published two years earlier. Serving largely in India, Shipp&#39;s remarkable bravery allowed him to perform "the unique feat of twice winning a commission from the ranks before he was thirty-two," (ODNB) having sold out once to settle his debts. He was active in the Anglo-Nepal War and "was on the staff of the left division of the &#39;grand army&#39; under the marquess of Hastings in the Third Anglo-Maratha War." However in 1823, following a betting scandal, he was court-martialled and discharged but &#39;in consideration of his past services and wounds, and the high character that he had borne as an officer and a gentleman&#39; he was commended to mercy, and was granted a pension by the East India Company when he sold out in 1825. He ended his life as the master of the Liverpool workhouse, "highly esteemed" and "in comfortable circumstances." The insightful musings of an old soldier, uncommon, particularly so in boards.

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        [pt. 50] Hemerocallis Carulea, Hemerocallis Japonica, Libelluloe Anquis Harris, English Dragon Fly

      Mrs. Edward Bury (Priscilla Susan Falkner). Aquatint engraving with original hand color from A Selection of Hexandrian Plants belonging to the Natural Orders Amaryllidae and Liliaceae ...Printed and published by Robert Havell, Jr. London, 1831-34. Paper size: 19 ½? x 25?. Condition: Very Good.This splendid image is from the only edition of one of the finest monographs of the period, particularly exciting for the large size of the engravings and the spectacular presentation of the subject. The team of Priscilla Bury and the engraver Robert Havell surpassed their own goal as eloquently articulated in the preface of the work, which they described as ?an endeavor to preserve some memorial of the brilliant and fugitive beauties of a particularly splendid and elegant tribe of plants.?The success of Bury?s work definitely owes much to the contributions of Robert Havell, who is best known for having engraved and colored the first edition of Audubon?s stunning ?Birds of America.? Produced concurrently with Audubon?s work, Havell also engraved and colored Bury?s ?Hexandrian Plants.? Both the Audubon aquatints and the Bury work exhibit Havell?s mastery of line, tone and color.Widely regarded as one of the most affecting color-plate botanical works of the period, the freshness and energy of Bury?s ?Hexandrian Plants? is as distinctive today as it was at the time of publication. The work is rare, with the original subscribers list indicating that there were only 79 complete sets produced, many of which have not survived to the present day. These splendid examples are particularly notable and unique for originating from Havell?s personal copy of the ?Hexandrian Plants,? which he never trimmed or bound for publication, leaving the margins full and ensuring the fineness of the engraving and coloring.Journal of the Society for the Bibliography of Natural History. Volume 5, Page 71-75 DOI 10.3366/jsbnh.1968.5.PART_1.71, ISSN 0260-9541

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        The animal kingdom arranged in conformity with its organization . . . translated by H. M'Murtrie.

      Carvill, New York 1831 - Cuvier, Georges L. C. F. D., baron (1769-1832). The animal kingdom arranged in conformity with its organization. . . . Translated from the French, with notes and additions, by H. M'Murtrie, M.D. 4 vols., 8vo. xxxii, 448 [2]; xv [1], 475 [1]; xx, 575 [1]; xii, 545 [1]pp. 20 engraved plates. New York: G. & C. & H. Carvill, 1831. 220 x 133 mm. Speckled sheep ca. 1831, gilt-ruled spines (slightly rubbed). Moderate foxing and browning, but a fine copy. First American Edition. See Dibner, Heralds of Science, 195, Printing and the Mind of Man 276, Garrison-Morton 327. The most influential exposition of the typological approach to animal classification, representing the greatest body of zoological facts that had yet been assembled; it served as the standard zoological manual for most of Europe during the first half of the nineteenth century. Cuvier's view of animal organization led him to an early recognition of the balance of nature, both with respect to the functional balance of parts in the individual and the interdependence of groups in the "network of nature." However, Cuvier's adherence to the concept of species as rigid, unchanging types rendered him unable to account for the immense variation within species populations. Coleman, pp. 94-98. DSB. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Charles VII chez ses grands vassaux. Tragédie en cinq actes, par Alex. Dumas. Représentée, pour la première fois, sur le Théâtre Royal de l'Odéon, le 20 octobre 1831. [ édition originale ]

      Vve Charles Béchet 1831 - E.O., 1 vol. in-8 rel. demi-maroquin à long grain à coins rouge, couv. jaune imprimée cons., exemplaire à toutes marges, erratum contrecollé en page 6, filet doré en coins et mors, date en queue, Publication de Charles Lemesle, se vend chez Vve Charles Béchet, Werdet, etc., Paris, 1831, 120 pp. Rare exemplaire de l'édition originale, en bonne condition (rel. lég. frottée, notamment en coiffe sup., bonne fraîcheur intérieure), bien complet de l'erratum signalé par Vicaire. Carteret, I, 226 ; Vicaire, III, 339 ; cette édition manque à Escoffier. Langue: Français [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Lehrbuch der Chemie

      Arnoldischen Buchhandlung, Dresden 1831 - Nach des Verfassers schwedischer Berarbeitung der Blöde-Palmstedt'schen Auflage übersetzt . 4 vol. 1825-31. Aus dem Schwedischen übersetzt von F. Wöhler. Band 1: abt. 1-2. 1825. Mit 5 kupfertafeln. xviii, 442, xxii, 443-884 pp. Worn cover, no spine., Band 2: abt. 1-2. 1826. vi, 420, xiii, 421-995, [4] pp. worn cover, Band 3: abt. 1-2. 1827. Mit 1 kupfertafel. xii, 618, x, 619-1228 pp. worn cover, Band 4: abt 1-2. 1831. Mit sieben kupfertafeln. viii, 704, [4], 1080, [4] pp. severed cover and rear cover. Text in German. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Darstellung des Erzherzogthums Oesterreich unter der Ens, durch umfassende Beschreibung aller Burgen, Schlösser, Herrschaften, Städte, Märkte, Dörfer, Rotten &c. ec. ec. - 7 Bände., topographisch-statistisch-genealogisch-historisch bearb. und nach den bestehenden vier Kreis-Vierteln alphabetisch gereihet, 1. Abteilung: Viertel unterm Wienerwald.

      Wien, in Commission der Schmidl schen Buchhandlung - Mechitaristen, 1831 - 1833. - X, 332, 420, 236, 305, 292, 294, 282 Seiten sehr schöne alte Privatbindung, Goldprägung am Buchrücken, mit 26 ganzseitigen Kupfertafeln, ersten und letzten Seiten jeweisl etwas stockfleckig, sonst alle sieben Bände guter Zustand Sprache: de Gewicht in Gramm: 2550 [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Empire City, Clear Creek County/Elizabethtown, Clear Creek County

      - A wonderfully detailed hand colored lithograph by A.E. Mathews (1831-1874) from his series "Pencil Sketches of Colorado, its cities, principal towns and mountain scenery", which was published in 1866. Overall this print measures 13"x19.5". This stunning lithographic view of the Rocky Mountains was created a full half-century before the mountain range and the surrounding areas gained national park status in 1915. As one of the premier views of Colorado ever produced, this rare Mathews&#146; lithograph is a romantic and picturesque depiction of the pure Colorado landscape, reflecting the fervor for Westward expansion that was dominant in mid nineteenth-century thought. This view, with its sweeping snow-capped mountains and low, tree-dotted hills is a marvelous representation of the &#147;unblemished&#148; American western landscape that captured the imagination of settlers in the early years of the United States. The Lewis and Clark Expedition from 1804-1806 was the first scientific reconnaissance of the Rocky Mountains. Specimens were collected for contemporary botanists, zoologists, and geologists. The expedition was said to have paved the way to (and through) the Rocky Mountains for European-Americans from the East, although Lewis and Clark met at least 11 European-American mountain men during their travels. Mountain men, primarily French, Spanish, and British, roamed the Rocky Mountains from 1720 to 1800 seeking mineral deposits and furs. The fur-trading North West Company established Rocky Mountain House as a trading post in what is now the Rocky Mountain foothills of Alberta in 1799, and their business rivals the Hudson's Bay Company established Acton House nearby. The human history of this region can be traced back to the last great Ice Age, when the Rocky Mountains were home first to Paleo-Indians and then to the indigenous peoples of the Apache, Arapaho, Bannock, Blackfoot, Cheyenne, Crow, Flathead, Shoshoni, Sioux, Ute, Kutenai (Ktunaxa in Canada), Sekani, Dunne-za, and others. Paleo-Indians hunted the now-extinct mammoth and ancient bison in the foothills and valleys of the mountains. Like the modern tribes that followed them, Paleo-Indians probably migrated to the plains in fall and winter for bison and to the mountains in spring and summer for fish, deer, elk, roots, and berries. In Colorado, along the crest of the Continental Divide, rock walls that Native Americans built for driving game date back 5,400-5,800 years. A growing body of scientific evidence indicates that indigenous peoples had significant effects on mammal populations by hunting and on vegetation patterns through deliberate burning. A.E Mathews was an English immigrant whose early career was that of a traveling bookseller and artist. During his service in the Civil War he drew scenes of the conflict which were published as lithographs. In 1865, Mathews moved west and began producing the lithographs for which he is best known: images of Colorado, Montana and Rocky Mountain scenery. These views are among the earliest and rarest for theRocky Mountain West and their detail provides important historical documentation. Overall this print is in very good condition with some foxing/staining in margins

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