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        A Practical View of Ireland From The period of The Union; With Plans for the Permanent Relief of Her Poor, and the Improvement of her Municipal Organisation: To Which is Annexed, A Comparative survey of the Laws and Institutions of Foreign States, the for Maintenance, Education, and Protection of the Working Classes.

      W.F. Wakeman, Dublin 1831 - First Edition. Very scarce title. Hardcover. Bound in blue cloth with paper label to spine. xv, 449pp uncut, including 25 chapters. Appendix and pages 442 and 443 unopened. Inscribed by previous owner on front free end page and title. In very good condition, without wear to spine label. Slight rubbing and discoloration to front and back boards. Spine has 1cm fray to top of front hinge. Minor bumping and wear to corners. Inner front hinge weak. Internally very clean. Overall a bright, fresh copy. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        On the production of currents and sparks of electricity from magnetism" in American Journal of Science and Arts , Volume 22, 1832, pp. 403-408

      FIRST EDITION OF THE DISCOVERY OF SELF-INDUCTION as well as the first edition of Joseph Henry's publication of his discovery of induction -- an 1831 discovery that actually preceded that of Faraday's of the same year, however Faraday was able to beat Henry to publication. "Joseph Henry was the greatest experimental physicist in America in the mid-19th century" and his "discovery of self-induction in 1832 was the first appearance of a major [American] discovery in electricity since Benjamin Franklin" (A to Z of Physicists and Notable Scientists; Jenkins, Spark Museum of Electrical Invention). As stated, Henry discovered two forms of electrical induction, both electromagnetic induction, both electromagnetic induction (the ability of a coil to generate a current when it moves across a magnetic field) and self-induction (the ability of a coil to create the very magnetic field that then induces the voltage), but while he discovered induction shortly prior to Faraday, Henry was saddled with a particularly heavy teaching load and Faraday beat him to publication. In the case of self-induction, however, Henry published his results prior to those of Faraday. Beginning with an electromagnet and wound keeper "identical in principle with Faraday's," Henry first confirmed both his earlier observations [of 1831] and those of Faraday, then went a step further (Ross, Men of Science, 125). Just before the end of his paper, Henry "reported and correctly interpreted an effect of self-induction: the production of sparks when a wire, thirty or forty feet long, and even more pronounced when coiled into a helix, is disconnected from a battery" (ibid). Wrote Henry: "I may however mention one fact which I have not seen noticed in any work... when a small battery is moderately excited... if a wire thirty or forty feet long be used instead of the short wire, though no spark will be perceptible when the connection is made, yet when it is broken by drawing one end of the wire from its cup of mercury, a vivid spark is produced. I can account for these phenomena only by supposing the long wire to become charged with electricity, which by its reaction on itself projects a spark when the connection is broken" (Henry). "Henry's observation of self-induction anticipated that of Faraday by more than two years" (Ross, 125). Scholarship has erred on this point, making it important to state that Dibner 65 mistakenly credits Faraday with the discovery of self-induction in 1834. Faraday reported self-induction in December of 1834, Henry in July of 1832 (Exp Res 1048; Jenkins). Without Henry's discoveries, "the Electric Revolution was impossible because with a proper understanding of induction, the creation of an electrical generator, then known as a dynamo, would have been impossible and the world would have depended on batteries for its electricity" (Davis, Fleet Fire). Note that this volume also includes the seminal discovery of Chloroform by Samuel Guthrie. CONDITION & DETAILS: Complete volume. 8vo. (8.5 x 5.5 inches, 213 x 138mm). 3 unrelated plates. Recently and very handsomely rebound in half-calf over marbled paper boards; four gilt-ruled raised bands at the spine; gilt-lettered black morocco spine label. Small ex-libris stamps on the first few pages. Tightly, solidly, and cleanly bound. Lightly toned interior, clean throughout. Very good condition.

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        The Bristol Job Nott; or Labouring Man's Friend. No. 1 (Dec. 15, 1831) - no. 106 (Dec. 19, 1833). 105 issues. 4to.

      Bristol: J. & W. Richardson. 1831-33 27 x 22cm. (10 x 8 inches.) Weekly. Price 1d. Titlepage, Index; lacking issue no. LXXVI; issues mostly v.g. & clean. Orig. grey printed stiff paper wraps, maroon cloth spine; front hinge cracking, board almost loose, spine rubbed & sl. worn. Sound.1831-33. 6 locations only on Copac.No. I is a fourth edition, nos II-IV third editions, & nos V-IX second editions. 'Published in subservience to the law, to try the power of truth against falsehood, of loyalty against sedition, & of religion against infidelity'. An unstamped Tory newspaper, the Job Nott was established to combat the radicalism, atheism and 'filthy discharge' of the working-class press. With numerous articles on the Bristol riots. Loosely inserted is a 2pp ALS from Mr Fripp of Cote House near Bristol to Sir R.R. Vyvyan. Fripp, a member of the Bristol Corporation, discusses the expenditure of the Corporation and the radicals' successful attempt to block the 'establishment of an efficient police' which followed the rejection of the Reform Bill and resulted in the deaths of hundreds as the crowds were dispersed by Thomas Brereton's Dragoons.

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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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        A bouquet of roses.

      Active -1847 1831 - Watercolour over chalk on vellum (25.5 x 34cm, framed size 45.5 x 54.5cm), signed in the bottom right corner, framed and glazed. A lovely example of 19th century flower painting in fine condition. Adele Poissant was a female miniature artist, who worked in Paris and sent several miniatures and drawings to the Salon from 1831-47 (Schidlof). This painting is an unusual example of her working in full size and on the natural rather than human form. The composition is reminiscent of the naturalistic but highly decorative botanical watercolours of Redouté, also working in Paris slightly earlier, with the exception of Poissant's addition of ornamental water droplets across several of the pale pink roses and parts of the bouquet's foliage. The watercolour is signed 'Adele Poissant' on the lower right corner. Leo R. Schidlof, The Miniature in Europe in the 16th, 17th, 18th, and 19th Centuries, Volume 2 (1964), page 646. [Attributes: Signed Copy]

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        Narrative of a Voyage to the Pacific and Beering's Strait, to co-operate with the Polar Expeditions: preformed in his Majesty's Ship Blossom in the Years 1825, 26, 27, 28

      2 volumes. xxi+472 pages with three maps (two folding and one double page), figures, and 13 plates; iv+452 pages with 10 plates (some folding), tables and appendices. Octavo (9 1/2" x 5 1/2") Bound in contemporary half leather with marbled boards and gilt lettering to spine. (Ferguson 1418; Hill I, p. 19; Howes B309; Lada-Mocarski 95; Sabin 4347). Second edition published after quarto edition of the same year.Frederick William Beechey (17 February 1796 ?" 29 November 1856) was an English naval officer and geographer. He was the son of Sir William Beechey RA, and was born in London. 1806 he entered the Royal Navy, and saw active service during the wars with France and America. In 1818 he served under Lieutenant (afterwards Sir) John Franklin in David Buchan's Arctic expedition, of which at a later period he published a narrative. In the following year he accompanied Lieutenant W. E. Parry in HMS Hecla. In 1821 he took part in the survey of the Mediterranean coast of Africa under the direction of Captain, afterwards Admiral, William Henry Smyth. He and his brother Henry William Beechey, made an overland survey of this coast and published a full account of their work in 1828 under the title of Proceedings of the Expedition to Explore the Northern Coast of Africa from Tripoly Eastward in 1821-1822. In 1825, Beechey was appointed to command the HMS Blossom. His task was to explore the Bering Strait in concert with Franklin and Parry operating from the east. In the summer of 1826, he passed the strait and a barge from his ship reached 71°23'31" N., and 156°21'30" W. near Point Barrow which he named, a point only 146 miles west of that reached by Franklin's expedition from the Mackenzie river. The whole voyage lasted more than three years and in the course of it Beechey discovered several islands in the Pacific, and an excellent harbor near Cape Prince of Wales. In July 1826, he named the three islands in the Bering Strait. Two were the Diomede Islands that Vitus Bering had named in 1728: "Ratmanoff Island" (Big Diomede) and "Krusenstern Island" (Little Diomede). Beechey called the uninhabited third islet "Fairway Rock", which is still its contemporary name. One of his crew, Petty Officer John Bechervaise, gave a detailed account of the voyage in his Thirty Six Years if a Seafaring Life by an Old Quartermaster, published privately in 1839. In 1831 there appeared his Narrative of a Voyage to the Pacific and Beering's Strait to Co-operate with the Polar Expeditions, 1825-1828. In 1835, and the following year Captain Beechey was employed on the coast survey of South America, and from 1837 to 1847, carried on the same work along the Irish coasts. He was appointed in 1850 to preside over the Marine Department of the Board of Trade. In 1854, he was made rear-admiral, and in the following year was elected president of the Royal Geographical Society. Beechey Island, where Sir John Franklin wintered, is named after him.Condition:Name neatly excised from head corner of titles, small inconspicuous stamp to last pages. Inner hinges beginning, marble to boards rubbed, some stains to map. some toning to some plates, some plates not bound in order to the printer (but are all accounted for), corners gently bumped else about a very good set.

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        Histoire De Le Revolution De 1830.

      Author., Paris. 1831 - 11, 76pp, 40 plates. Text in FRENCH. Lithographs by Raffet, Bellangé, Adam, etc., showing the main characters (King, LaFayette, the Duke of Orleans, the Duke of Nemours, Casimir Perier, etc.) and the scenes of the Revolution (protest MPs, scene of reading-room, seized the presses at the National, the first barricade, etc.). Boards ar soiled and chipped, leather spine shaved, medium to light foxing on every plate. Will incur additional postage due to weright. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        AUTHENTIC AND IMPARTIAL NARRATIVE OF THE TRAGICAL SCENE WHICH WAS WITNESSED IN SOUTHAMPTON COUNTY (VIRGINIA) ON MONDAY THE 22ND OF AUGUST LAST, WHEN FIFTY-FIVE OF ITS INHABITANTS (MOSTLY WOMEN AND CHILDREN) WERE INHUMANLY MASSACRED BY THE BLACKS! COMMUNICATED BY THOSE WHO WERE EYEWITNESSES OF THE BLOODY SCENE.

      [New York]: Printed for Warner & West, 1831. - [3]-38pp. plus folding woodcut frontispiece. Original plain blue wrappers, bound into blue half calf and cloth, gilt spine titles, by Sangorski & Sutcliffe. Modern bookplate on rear pastedown. Significant foxing to text, untrimmed. Very good. This very rare pamphlet is the classic account of the famous Nat Turner slave rebellion, which took place along the Virginia- North Carolina border in the summer of 1831. Turner led a massacre of whites after an eclipse of the sun convinced him that the time for slaves to shed their bondage had come. The pamphlet reports the gory details of the uprising, which began on August 22, but which was quickly suppressed. The sensational text, however, hints darkly of further rebellions and reviews the sad history of slave uprisings in Santo Domingo, the nightmare of every southern planter. The folding woodcut frontispiece is almost always lacking. It depicts, in graphic detail, the atrocities supposed to have been committed. Entitled "Horrid Massacre in Virginia," it shows, in overlapping scenes, a mother trying to shelter her children from an ax- wielding black, a plantation owner being stabbed to death, and another planter defending himself with a sword. Across the bottom, mounted militia pursue the blacks into a thicket. "Contemporary account of Nat Turner's insurrection" - Howes. A great rarity of African-Americana, almost never seen complete. HOWES W113, "aa." SABIN 101444. SWEM 20577. DUMOND, p.114.

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        Orthopaedie oder die Verkrümmungen der Wirbelsäule und des Rumpfes und deren Heilung.

      . Berlin, Georg Reimer, 1831, 8°, 8, 332 pp., 5 gefalt. lith. Taf., Halbledereinband der Zeit; Stempel verso Titel.. Erste und einzige Auflage - auch unter dem Titel: Orthopaedie oder Werth der Mechanik zur Heilung der Verkrümmungen am menschlichen Leibe, 2.Abtheilung" erschienen. - Friedrich Wilhelm Heidenreich (1798-1857), Arzt in Ansbach. beschreibt den Mechanismus in der menschlichen Anatomie, Physiologie, Pathologie und Therapie. "Die vorliegende Abtheilung ist rein praktisch, und auch unabhänig von der ersten als selbständiges Wekr zu betrachten. Sie behandelt die Lehre von den Verkrümungen der Wirbelsäule und des Rumpfes" (Mechanik des menschlichen Leibes, Pathologie der einzelknen Formen, Varietäten, Behandlung, darunter Gymnastik". Aus dem Vorwort - Die fein ausgeführten Tafeln zeigen angehörige verschiedener Berufsgruppen beim Tagen, wie z.B. eine Bäckerin mit Tablett, Wasserträger, Frau mit Krug etc. Sie verdeutlichen die Folgen falsche Tragens bzw. des Übergewichts für die Körperhaltung und illustrierten die im Text gemachten Ausführungen und Funktion und Anwendung der orthopädischen Geräte, wie Streckbett, Kopfapparat und Federn, tragbaren Maschinen etc. Die orthopädischen Apparate wurden von dem "größten chirurgischen Maschinenmeister aller Zeiten, Heine in würzburg angefertigt.

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        Das Moselthal zwischen Koblenz und Zell mit Städten, Ortschaften, Ritterburgen. Historisch, topographisch, malerisch. Ohne den lithographischen Titel! [Beigebunden:]: Stramberg, Chr. v. Das Moselthal zwischen Zell und Konz, mit Städten, Ortschaften, Ritterburgen. Historisch, topographisch. 2 Bände in 1 Band.

      Koblenz, auf Kosten des Verfaßers, gedruckt bei Heriot (bzw. Hölscher) 1831 und, 1837.. 316, 516 S. Späteres Hln.. Gering berieben, durchgehend stockfleckig, sonst gut und fest erhalten. Sehr selten!

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        NARRATIVE OF A VOYAGE TO THE PACIFIC AND BEERING'S STRAIT, TO CO-OPERATE WITH THE POLAR EXPEDITIONS: Performed in His Majesty's Ship Blossom under the Command of Captain F.W. Beechey, R.N.in the Years 1825, 26, 27, 28

      Henry Colburn and Richard Bentley, 1831. Early Edition. Cloth. Fair. The 1st Admiralty Edition in quarto; Two volumes, Vol I, fep, folding map, title page, vii-xxi, [1, directions to the binder], 392pp; illustrated, 14 plates, 3 charts, (2 folding). MISSING 5 PLATES AND PAGES v-vi, 329-336), Up to page viii, detached as is pages 387 to 392. Vol II (2), errata slip, vi-vii, directions to binder pages 393-742 (2 publishers advertisements), illustrated 7 plates. (MISSING 1 plate). Half bound marbled boards. Beechey?'s expedition on board the H.M.S. Blossom formed part of a double-pronged assault on the western approaches to the Arctic. Sent by way of Bering?'s Strait to explore the northern coast eastward, Beechey was to eventually link up with Franklin?'s second expedition, working westward from the Mackenzie River. The two parties came within several hundred miles of each other, one of Beechey?'s vessels managing to penetrate as far as Cape Barrow, while Franklin turned back at Return Reef at about 149 degrees west. The narrative contains scientific data, descriptions of Eskimo life and culture, and much of importance relating to Alaska (including the Aleutian, Pribilov and other islands), the Tuamotu Archipelago, the Society Islands, and Tahiti, Hawaii, and the coast of California. There are also valuable accounts of Monterey and San Francisco prior to the American conquest, as well as a lengthy account of the mutiny of the Bounty, as related by its sole survivor, John Adams. "Beechey's expedition went to the Bering Strait "As a relief expedition to await the separate expeditions of Captains Franklin and Parry." Beechey heard at Kamchatka that Parry had turned back, but he waited at Kotzebue Sound for Franklin through the Summers of 1827-8. "Near Point Barrow, Alaska, Beechey and Franklin had arrived within fifty leagues of each other, when the latter was compelled by the weather to turn back." Also described are visits to Pitcairn Island, Tahiti, Alaska, Hawaii, Macao, Okinawa, and the coast of California. On Pitcairn, Beechey met the last survivor of the Bounty mutiny, John Adams. "He also gives an important account of Monterey and San Francisco before the American conquest." Beechey rose to Rear-Admiral, and between 1836-47 undertook a survey of the coast of Ireland. "From 1850 until his death he was superintendent of the marine department of the Board of Trade; he was consulted on all Arctic issues, including the search for Sir John Franklin by the Arctic council In 1855 he was elected president of the Royal Geographical Society, an office which he still held at his death, on 29 November 1856 Beechey was an outstanding professional hydrographer who served in the last years of heroic endeavour, and lived to publish the results of his scientific observations on tides" (ODNB) Arctic Bibliography 1227; Field 105; Hill 93; Howes B-309; Lada-Mocarski 95; Sabin 4347; Wickersham 6541. Both volumes need rebinding, Hugh Cecil Earl of Lonsdale bookplate, verso front board both volumes, some slight foxing, mainly to plates and tissue paper guards, bump and tear mainly affecting top of pages 567-600. Fair Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: Under 1 kilogram. Category: Arctic & Antarctic; Antarctic; Inventory No: 2036. .

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        STORIA ROMANA DALLA FONDAZIONE DI ROMA SINO ALLA BATTAGLIA D'AZIO

      ROMA: GIUNCHI E COMP., 1831. In 16. Dim. 18x11,5 cm. Pp. 159+(1)+195+(1)+141+(1), 147+(1)+166+(2)+203+(1), 225+(1)+154+(2), 191+(1), 157+(1)+176+182+(2), 152+178+(2)+182+(2), 205+(1)+182+(2)+187+(1), 180+202+(2)+262+(2), 191+(1)+152+253+(1), 163+(1)+194+(2)+211+(1), 271+(1), 182+(2)+198+(2), 189+(1)+253+(1)+243+(1), 291+(1)+278+(2)+196, 171+(1)+203+(1), 208+270+(2). Peso Kg. 6,000 Bella edizione del 1831-36 di questa nota opera dello storico francese Charles Rollin (1661-1741). Rollin fu professore di eloquenza nel College de France, rettore all'Università di Parigi e rettore del College de Beauvais. L'opera è formata da 40 tomi suddivisi in 14 volumi ed è completa. Fino al tomo XXXVII la stamperia è "Giunchi e Comp." e "Giunchi e Menicanti", dal tomo XXXVIII "Costantino Mezzana". Rollin descrive la storia di Roma dalla fondazione sino alla Battaglia di Azio. In ogni antiporta una bella incisione coperta da velina incisa dal Persichini su disegni del Pinelli per un totale di quaranta incisioni. Bella legatura in mezza pelle coeva con titolo e decorazioni in oro al dorso. In barbe. In ottime condizioni e completa.ì Copertina in mezza pelle coeva con titolo e decorazioni in oro al dorso in ottime condizioni generali con lievi usure ai margini e dorso. Legatura in ottime condizioni. All'interno le pagine si presentano in ottime condizioni con rare fioriture. Tarlo al margine di piegatura da pag. 159 del tomo VII fino alla fine del tomo IX con lieve perdita di parte incisa all'incisione del tomo IX, al margine superiore delle pp dalla 71 alla del tomo XIII fino a p. 81 del tomo XV inficiante il testo alle pp. dalla 173 alla 26 del tomo XV, al marg. sup. del tomo XXVI da 145 alla fine del tomo XXVII, al marg sup. da p. 13 del tomo XXXI alla 93, al margine sup. del volume 14. Gore d'umidità al volume 13. Beautiful edition of 1831-36 of this famous historical work by the french historian Charles Rollin (1661-1741). Rollin was teacher of eloqiuence in the College de France, rector in the university of Paris and rector of the College de Beauvais. The work is made up of 40 tomes divided into 14 volumes and it is complete. Until tome XXXVII the editor is "Giunchi e Comp." and "Giunchi e Menicanti", from tome XXXVIII "Costantino Mezzana". Rollin describes history of Rome from its establishment until the Battle of Azio. In each frontspice a beautiful print covered by tissues paper engraved by Persichini on drawings of Pinelli for a total of 40 prints. Beauitufl half leather coeval cover with golden title and decorations in the spine. Uncut copy. In very good conditions and complete Half leather coeval cover with golden title and decorations in the spine in very good general conditions slightly worn in the edges and spine. Binding in very good conditions. Inside pages are in very good conditions with occasional foxings. Worming in the folding edge from pag. 159 of tome VII until the end of tome IX with slight loss of engraved part in print of tome IX, in the upper edge from pp 71 of tome XIII until p. 81 of tome XV ruining the text in pp. from 173 until 26 of tome XV, in the upper edge of tome XXVI from 145 until the end of tome XXVII, in the upper edge from p. 13 of tome XXXI until 93, in the upper edge of volume 14. Humidity stains in volume 13.

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        Afbeeldingen van schepen en vaartuigen in verschillende bewegingen.

      Amsterdam, F. Kaal, 1831.Oblong 8vo. Modern boards, original printed wrappers mounted. With 50 lithographed plates after P. Le Comte by Desguerrois, all coloured by hand. (8),60,(3) pp.First edition. - Standard work on Dutch sailing ships. Each plate with blindtooled initials PLC (Pieter le Comte), letters RMWO and the ribbon of the distinguished mark of the Militaire Willemsorde in blank margin. - Very fine clean handcoloured copy.Cat. NHSM II, p.756; Irene de Groot & Robert Vorstman, Zeilschepen, 219-227; Scheen I, p.221.

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        TONNEWONTE or The Adopted Son of America A Tale, Containing Scenes from Real Life.

      Published for the trade B H Meder, Exeter, [N.H.] 1831 - 14 cm x 8 cm : (6)[7]-312pp.(1 blank). Full leather covers with gilt ype on spine. A small section approx. missing on top and bottom spine and 3/8 split on left spine. Original leather, dried and flaky in some areas, more so on the back board and the corners and edges. Front end papers and back end papers present and age toned.Inside Pages: Paper used obviously was cheaper and high acid content with a very few foxing but agetoned paper throughout. Crease line on the first few pages. Hole in blank page at the end of the book. Overall condition is good.This is the second novel, 1831 edition, by Julia Catherine Beckwith Hart [ 1796 - 1867 ] Tonnewonte; or, the adopted son of America: a tale containing scenes from real life, by an American (2v. in 1, Watertown, N.Y., 1824ñ25; 2v. in 1, Albany, N.Y., 1825; 1v., Exeter, N.H., 1831)., Born in Canada, her first book St Ursula's Convent was written when she was just 17 years old, and published 10 years later in 1824 by Hugh C. Thomson - the first Canadian published book, by a Canadian born author. The first work of fiction written by a native-born Canadian and the first to be published in what is now Canada. She published it anonymously, with a dedication to the Countess of Dalhousie.This, her second novel, TONNEWONTE or The Adopted Son of America, was published in 2 volumes in 1824 and 1825 in New York . This is the first 1 volume edition of 1831. "Hart's second novel, Tonnewonte, was published in New York state (1824-1825), probably after the Harts had moved to Rochester. Set in the United States and France, it tells the story of Theodore, a Frenchman who eventually must choose between an aristocratic life with his natural relatives in his native country and a democratic life as a hardworking farmer with adopted relatives on the American frontier in Tonnewonte, New York. Theodore, after fighting against Napoleon at Waterloo, finally decides to return to the greater freedom and happiness of America.In the introduction to Tonnewonte , Hart takes up the question of the alleged superiority of Europe to America and its effects on the literary productions of "all Americans, Canadians, Nova-Scotians, New Brunswickers, Yankees, etc." She hoped that her novel would help induce "some Americans of superior talents, to devote their abilities to the general service and amusement of their countrymen." In fact, in this second novel Hart's own talents seem superior to those displayed in St. Ursula's Convent. Despite the absence of a psychologically intriguing alter ego figure like the nun Julia, Tonnewonte 's plot is tighter; its American setting more deftly described; and its chief Connecticut Yankee characters, the Marvins--this time named after Beckwith relatives--more subtly presented." quoted from Dictionary of Literary Biography Both titles are EXTREMELY RARE and seldom appear at auction.The title here offered is, therefore, the first procurable Canadian novel. Designated a "Person of National Historical Significance" in 1951 [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        New Terrestrial Globe

      London, 1831. Miniature globe in turned walnut case with domed lid. 1.5 inch diameter. 12 hand colored globe gores with original varnish and metal pins at each pole which enable the globe to spin in the case. Carouche set in north Pacific. Stains along the equator in the Pacific. This terrestrial globe is the smallest version made by Newton and Berry (Sumira p. 189). Wonderful detail included for such a small globe. The track of Captain Cook's final voyage of 1776 is shown when Captain Clarke and Gore sail to the Bering Sea after Cook is murdered. John Newton (1759-1844) is the founding member of this family firm. Miles Berry joined the firm in 1803. They also made planetaria, and mechanical models. An excellent example of a pocket globe.

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        SKETCH OF THE LIFE AND MILITARY SERVICES OF GENERAL JOHN ADAIR, WRITTEN PRINCIPALLY IN 1820 BY JUDGE WILLIAM BLAIR, AND CONTINUED TO THE PRESENT TIME BY A FRIEND

      Harrodsburg, Ky.: Printed at the American Office, 1831.. 20pp. Later plain paper wrappers. Small chip to outer margin of titlepage, minor foxing, mild tanning to first couple of leaves, misaligned printing of pp.7-8 costing the page number. Good. In a half leather clamshell case. A rare biography of General John Adair, first published in Washington the preceding year. Adair was a tireless defender of Kentucky troops against Andrew Jackson's accusations of their cowardice in the War of 1812, and unfortunate defendant against unfounded treason conspiracy charges involving Vice President Aaron Burr. "This interesting life of Adair (born 1759) is included here because of its account of his arrest in New Orleans by General Wilkinson in January, 1806, as a partner in the Burr conspiracy, and sent off by ship to Baltimore, where he was quickly freed. Later he got a judgment of $2500 against Wilkinson for unlawful arrest, which the government paid. Later he was elected governor of Kentucky" - Streeter. "Has been attributed to Judge James Blair; also to a Mrs. White" - Howes. OCLC records only five copies; the Streeter copy realized $1500 in 1968. HOWES A39, "aa." STREETER SALE 1710. OCLC 4985797.

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        Thesaurus Graecae Linguae

      Paris: Ambrosius Firmin Didot, 1831. Hardcover (Half Leather). Good Condition. 12 volumes in contemporary half leather. Corners and hinges worn and scuffed, old private library markings to spine, bookplate, and embossed stamps to title and preliminary pages. Bindings are all sound - slight foxing but generally quite clean and bright internally. First published in 1572, Estienne's Thesaurus served as the primary lexicographical work in the study of Greek into the 20th century and remains a foundational text. Size: Folio. 12-volume set (complete). Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: Over 3 kilos. Category: Reference; Literature & Literary. Inventory No: 045023.

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        Afbeeldingen van schepen en vaartuigen in verschillende bewegingen.

      - Amsterdam, F. Kaal, 1831.Oblong 8vo. Modern boards, original printed wrappers mounted. With 50 lithographed plates after P. Le Comte by Desguerrois, all coloured by hand. (8),60,(3) pp.* First edition. - Standard work on Dutch sailing ships. Each plate with blindtooled initials PLC (Pieter le Comte), letters RMWO and the ribbon of the distinguished mark of the Militaire Willemsorde in blank margin. - Very fine clean handcoloured copy.Cat. NHSM II, p.756; Irene de Groot & Robert Vorstman, Zeilschepen, 219-227; Scheen I, p.221. [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

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        Kupfertafeln zum Handbuche der Mechanik von Franz Joseph Ritter von Gerstner aufgesetzt, mit Beiträge von neuern englischen Konstruktionen vermehrt und herausgegeben von Franz Anton Ritter von Gerstner.

      Prag, (ohne Verlag) 1831-1834;. (EA); 3 Bände; ca 33x25 cm; 3 Falttitel + 109 doppelblattgroße Kupfertafeln; Halbledereinbände d. Zt. mit Rückenschild (Einbände etwas bestoßen, Band 1 etwas mehr, bei Band 1 Außengelenke gerissen und Buchrücken auf den Buchblock geklebt, Aufkleber auf Innendeckel, 2 Stempel auf Vorsatz und Titel, 1 Stempel auf Tafel 1 Rückseite, Titelblatt von Band 3 mit Quetschfalte; sonst alle Buchblöcke fest und guter, sauberer Zustand); (EA);.

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        Bad Brunnthal von der Isar aus gesehen. Blick auf das Brunnhaus im Tal unter dem Isarhang und Gebäude am Hochufer.

      . Aquarellierte Bleistiftzeichnung auf zwei Blättern eines Skizzenbuchs von Johann Georg von Dillis, unten links bez. "den 3ten April 1831", 16,5 x 21,5 cm.. Eine für Dillis typische, spontane und locker gezeichnete Skizze des im 19. Jahrhundert zum Kurort erhobenen Münchner Bades ,an das noch heute ein Straßenname erinnert. - Wenige unauffällige Flecken, insgesamt gut erhalten.

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        A Treatise on the History, Law, and Privileges of the Palace and Sanctuary of Holyroodhouse [etc.]

      MacLachlan and Stewart, 62, South Bridge [etc.], Edinburgh 1831 - Modern cloth, crimson morocco label, gilt, a very good clean copy, with the bookplate of Hew Dalrymple on the front pastedown Only edition of the work written by the lawyer who served as the bailie of the Abbey, founded in 1128 (its palace still the residence of Queen Elizabeth II one week a year), appearing when its sanctuary remained important for debtors [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Eigenh. Brief mit U. ("Keeß").

      O. O., 26. XII. 1831. - 2 SS. auf Doppelblatt. 4to. An einen namentlich nicht genannten Adressaten: "Ihr liebes Schreiben beantworte ich gaar [!] etwas spät, inzwischen glaube ich Nachsicht von Ihnen erwarten zu dürfen, wenn ich Ihnen sage, daß seit einigen Monaten leider meine Augen so geschwächt sind und ich oft so anheftigen Augenschmerzen leide, daß ich mir [das] Schreiben möglichst ersparen muß. Aus Ihrer Sorge um uns in der bösen Krankheitszeit sehe ich, wie gut und freundschaftlich Sie es mit uns meinen. Inzwischen hat uns Gott doch alle beschützt, wenn gleich bei einigen uns werthen Familiengliedern Spuren des Uebels nicht ganz ausblieben. Am übelsten waren der arme Waldstätten, seine Tochter Paulette und seine Schwägerin daran. Sie lagen alle zugleich krank und die vortreffliche Mathilde sorgte für alle und hatte aber als Lohn ihrer Sorgfalt auch die Freude, ihre Angehörigen, wenn gleich langsam, doch wieder vollkommen genesen zu sehen [.]". - Seit 1810 als erster Kommissar der niederösterreichischen Fabrikeninspektion das Gewerbewesen Niederösterreichs (zu dem damals auch Wien zählte) begutachtend, legte sich Keeß in jenen Jahren eine große Sammlung von Fabrikaten und Rohstoffen zu, die den Grundstock für das 1819 unter dem damaligen Kronprinzen und späteren Kaiser Ferdinand I. von Habsburg-Lothringen gegründete Technische Kabinett in Wien bildete (etwa 30.000 Exponate). Keeß wurde 1835 Direktor des Hauses, dessen Sammlung nach seinem Tod 1842 dem Polytechnischen Institut überlassen wurde. "Keeß, der auch zum Aufbau der Technologischen Abteilung des Badner Rollettmuseums beitrug, verfügte über ein bedeutendes technisches Wissen, machte selbst mehrere Erfindungen und führte bis zwei dahin nicht beachtete Tonsorten aus der Kremser Gegend einer Verwertung zu. Seine in präziser Weise abgefaßten Schriften über die Entwicklung des Gewerbes in Österreich bildeten die Grundlage für eine Geschichte des Handels und Fabrikswesens" (ÖBL III, 281). - Stellenweise etwas fleckig und mit einem kleinen Randeinriß, sonst gut erhalten; Bl. 2 mit einer zweiseitigen Nachschrift von Keeß' Sohn oder Tochter.

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        "Communication Extraordinary!!" [Caption title]

      [Philadelphia, 1831]. 4to (28.4 x 23 cm). Broadside. Small perforation at central fold, with loss of a few letters; two ink spots in first paragraphs not affecting legibility . Very rare broadside concerning an encroachment dispute between Stephen Kingston of Philadelphia, and the Holy Trinity Catholic Church - established by German Catholics - over their adjoining properties. Kingston, an Irish American merchant and ship owner, expresses his outrage over the Church's intention of pulling down an adjacent wall, and proclaims that "evil is returned for good, injury for kindness ... if the Germans expect to extort more money from me because I'm an Irishman, they are mistaken ..." Among his services to the Catholic Church, Kingston mentions his help in quelling the anti-Catholic Gordon riots of 1780; his personal contributions in 1788 to the buildings of Philadelphia's Holy Trinity Catholic Church; "in 1793 I relieved 68 of the French fugitives of St. Domingo aat Bermuda, all Catholics ...", etc

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        JOURNAL HISTORIQUE DE L'ÉTABLISSEMENT DES FRANÇAIS A LA LOUISIANE.

      New Orleans & Paris. 1831. - [4],412pp. Contemporary calf, gilt; rebacked, corners repaired. Lightly foxed. Very good. In a half morocco and cloth clamshell case, spine gilt. "This JOURNAL HISTORIQUE, a reprinting without preface or notes of a manuscript giving no indication of its source, is written in the third person and is usually considered as by La Harpe. It tells, at pages 144- 178, of La Harpe's expedition from New Orleans in October, 1718, to establish a post on the Red River, from which he returned in January, 1720, and at pages 233-236 and pages 257-276 of two expeditions to St. Bernard's Bay, the first in the summer and fall of 1720, and the second under command of La Harpe, which sailed August 15, 1721, and returned October 3. There is also an extensive account of the two St. Denis expeditions across Texas in 1714 and 1719, the first reference to this being on page 116" - Streeter. Although Streeter calls this a "reprinting," it is in fact the first printing of the text. Despite a dual imprint on the titlepage showing both New Orleans and Paris, this book was actually printed solely in Paris. Another imprint, that of Paul Renouard, appears on the verso of the half title. "Chief authority for the period covered, 1698-1723" - Howes. A surprisingly rare work, of major importance for the early history of Louisiana. JUMONVILLE 720. STREETER TEXAS 1126. HOWES L24, "aa." RAINES, p.134. SABIN 38631.

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        Cours d'entomologie ou de l'histoire naturelle des crustacés, des arachnides, des myriapodes et des insectes. - Cours d'entomologie : Atlas

      Roret 1831 - - Roret, Paris 1831, 13,5x21,5cm, 2 volumes reliés en 1. - Edition originale. Reliure en demi chagrin noir, dos à quatre nerfs orné de caissons dorés et à froid, initiales dorées en queue, plats de cartonnage noir, gardes et contreplats de papier à la cuve. Notre exemplaire est bien complet de son atlas, relié in-fine, qui comporte 24 planches illustrées de figures. Quelques petites rousseurs sans gravité. Agréable exemplaire. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        MEDICAL BOTANY

      1831 - STEPHENSON, John A., and John Morss CHURCHILL. MEDICAL BOTANY: OR, ILLUSTRATIONS AND DESCRIPTIONS OF THE MEDICAL PLANTS OF THE LONDON, EDINBURGH, AND DUBLIN PHARMACOPOEIAS; comprising a popular and scientific account of all those poisonous vegetables that are indigenous to Great Britain. Vol. I.[-IV.] London: John Churchill, 1831. Illustrated with 185 numbered, hand-colored plates after G. Spratt, W. Clark, Weddell, G. Reid, and C. M. Curtis, of which there are six double-plates and one folding- plate. Additionally, there is an unnumbered variant of Plate 1, Atropa Belladonna, and a duplicate of plate 18, Digitalis Purpurea, which brings the total number of plates to 187. Four octavo volumes, unpaginated. 23.5 x 14.2 cm. Bound in nineteenth century, three-quarter brown morocco with marbled sides and endpapers, and all edges marbled to match. Ex library, with stamps on title page and the occasional stamp in text. Some plates have library stamps on reverse, but none are defaced. Some light foxing and offset from plates, a bit heavier in volumes 1 and 2. Bindings show light shelfwear along edges. Lower hinge of volume 1 is strengthened. The images are lovely and often dramatic. (Graesse VI, p. 493; Jackson, Guide to the Literature of Botany, p. 201; Nissen 1891; Pritzel 8946; Wellcome V, p. 183. Both Jackson and Pritzel flag it as an especially noteworthy work.).

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        MEDICAL BOTANY: OR, ILLUSTRATIONS AND DESCRIPTIONS OF THE MEDICINAL

      1831 - STEPHENSON, John & James Morss CHURCHILL. MEDICAL BOTANY: OR, ILLUSTRATIONS AND DESCRIPTIONS OF THE MEDICINAL PLANTS OF THE LONDON, EDINBURGH AND DUBLIN PHARMACOPOEIAS; COMPRISING A POPULAR AND SCIENTIFIC ACCOUNT OF ALL THOSE POISONOUS VEGETABLES THAT ARE INDIGENOUS TO GREAT BRITAIN. VOL. IV. London: John Churchill, 1831. Unpaginated; with indexes of Latin and English names, and a glossary. This is Volume IV only. 8vo., half gilt-ruled calf, spine missing, red marbled paper covered boards, red marbled edges. Boards worn, detached. Red marbled endpapers. Light soil to title page, else a clean and tight block with forty five beautifully hand- colored plates, one double page, one folding.

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        THE BRAVO A Venetian Story By the Author of The Pilot, The Borderers, The Water Witch, &c

      Henry Colburn and Richard Bentley. London.,1831. FIRST EDITION. 3 volumes. 8vo. (7.7 x 5 inches). Some minor foxing, mostly to the endpapers but also the first four printed leaves of the first volume, otherwise a bright, clean set with Half titles present. Finely bound in attractive 19th century half green calf bindings. Spines with raised bands, each with gilt decoration. Compartments ruled in blind and gilt. Red and brown labels, ruled and lettered in gilt. Marbled paper on boards. Green endpapers, with small yellow booksellers ticket, ( H. M. Gilbert of Southampton) and pevious owners armorial bookplate on all the front paste down endpapers. Edges speckled. A lovely bright set of this true first edition which precedes the American edition.:.

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        Eigenh. Brief mit U. ("J. Meyerbeer").

      O. O., 28. Juli 1831.. 1¾ SS. 8vo.. An einen namentlich nicht genannten Adressaten über eine Biographie Webers, die er ihm einmal gezeigt hatte und die er nun bedauerlicherweise nicht wiederfinden könne, da er sie bei seinem Landaufenthalt verlegt habe. Sobald er sie gefunden habe, werde er ihn informieren und ihm alle Stellen übersetzen, die ihn interessieren könnten: "[ ] Mais j'aurais voulu utiliser notre Rendez-vous, et pour cela il aurait fallu les volumes de la biographie de Weber que je vous ai montre dans le temps: mais malheureusement je les ai egares en attendant a la campagne: je les cherche tous les jours, mais il m'a ete impossible de les retrouver jusqu'a present [ ] Des que j'aurai ete assez heureux de retrouver ces volumes, je vous informerai et je vous en traduirai tous les fragments qui pourraient vous interesser [ ]". - Recht unfrisch, gebräunt und mit alten Montagespuren.

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        Insurrection of the Blacks [Nat Turner's Revolt]

      Baltimore: Niles Weekly Register, 1831. _. Newspaper. Very Good. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Some of the earliest reporting on Nat Turner's revolt in Southampton, Virginia, which began on 21 Aug 1831. These are the first two issues of the Niles' Weekly Register (27 Aug 1831 and 3 Sep 1831) to recount the events. The 27 Aug paper, which is especially scarce, devotes 13.5 column inches and includes the initial report of the violent attacks published in the Norfolk Herald. The 3 Sep paper, which is less scarce though still uncommonly found, contains 18 column inches, corrects some errors from the previous week's report, and provides additional details. The newspapers were once bound. Both are clean and supple with some light toning. The leaves of the 27 Aug edition have some edge wear at the upper right margins. Together these two newspapers provide an extraordinary contemporary record of the slaughter in which about 40 slaves hacked, stabbed, and clubbed to death 60 white people. Many of the victims were killed in their sleep and most of those killed were women and young children, eleven of whom were decapitated after being trapped in a school classroom.

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        [pt. 3] Nerine Aurea

      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 New London Universal Gazetteer

      London: G. Virtue,, 1831. Or, Universal Geography: Containing a Description of the Various Countries, Kingdoms, States, Cities, Towns, Mountains, Seas, RIvers, Harbours &c. of The World: An Account of the Population, Government, Customs & Religion of the Inhabitants: The Boundaries & Natural Productions of Each Country &c. Physical, Political, Statistical & Commercial. Compiled from the best English & Foreign modern authorities. Accompanied by Maps and Views. Octavo (210 × 131 mm). Contemporary purple straight grained morocco, spine lettered in gilt with gilt raised bands and gilt compartments, gilt foliate border to boards, gilt edges, turn ins gilt, and green endpapers. Frontispiece, 8 engraved plates, 10 double page folding maps. Spine and board edges darkened, tips rubbed, occasional minor foxing to contents. A very good set. A very handsomely bound set.

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        The New London Universal Gazetteer. Or, Universal Geography: Containing a Description of the Various Countries, Kingdoms, States, Cities, Towns, Mountains, Seas, RIvers, Harbours &c. of The World: An Account of the Population, Government, Customs & Religion of the Inhabitants: The Boundaries & Natural Productions of Each Country &c. Physical, Political, Statistical & Commercial. Compiled from the best English & Foreign modern authorities. Accompanied by Maps and Views.

      London: G. Virtue, 1831 - Octavo (210 × 131 mm). Contemporary purple straight grained morocco, spine lettered in gilt with gilt raised bands and gilt compartments, gilt foliate border to boards, gilt edges, turn ins gilt, and green endpapers. Spine and board edges darkened, tips rubbed, occasional minor foxing to the contents. A very good set. Frontispiece, 8 engraved plates, 10 double page folding maps. A very handsomely bound set.

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        Befestigungsplan ('Ausgeführtes Maneuvre am 18ten. October im Jahre 1815 zum Andenken der Schlacht bey Leipzig').

      . aquarellierte Tuschefederzeichnung v. Johann Mitterwurzer, dat. 1831, 26 x 35. Zeigt einen Plan von Braunau mit Truppenstellungen auf bayrischer und österreichischer Seite. - Fein ausgeführte Manuskriptkarte! (Bilder zum Artikel auf meiner Homepage, oder bei Anfrage - pictures on my homepage or after request)

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        Stammersdorf.

      Wien, Wenedikt, 1831. Altkolorierte Lithografie aus dem Band 2 der 2. Abteilung der "Kirchlichen Topografie": "Historische und topographische Darstellung von den Märkten Wolkersdorf und Groß-Rußbach und ihren Umgebungen; oder: Das Decanat Pillichsdorf". Bildausschnitt 10 x 15 cm, Blattgr. 14 x 20,5 cm.. Nebehay-Wagner 135/2.2/2, Paulusch, Ikonografie Österreichs, W 5095. Selten, da das Blatt nicht im Band eingebunden sondern beim Verlag nachträglich zu bestellen war.

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        Nuovissima guida dei viaggiatori in Italia. per cura di V. L.

      presso Epimaco e Pasquale Artaria,, Milano, 1831 - Cm. 19,5, pp. cxxv (1) 489 (3) Bell'antiporta con le vedute di Milano e Roma, frontespizio inciso, 2 tabelle ripiegate e 21 tavole fuori testo tra cui la bella carta d'Italia più volte ripiegata. Leg. orig. in cart. Rigido con titoli e decorazioni a stampa. Esemplare fresco ed in ottimo stato di conservazione. Bell'edizione in lingua italiana di questa celebre guida munita di un'abbondante iconografia composta da piante di città e carte geografiche ed itinerarie (la maggior parte delle quali ripiegate). [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        5 eigenh. Briefe mit U.

      Leipzig, 1831 und 1832.. Zusammen 10 (3+3+1+2+1) Seiten Gr.-4to, 4to und 8vo. Tls. mit eh. Adresse (Faltbriefe).. An Adolph Wilhelm Otto (1786-1845), Professor für Anatomie und Direktor des anatomischen Museums in Breslau. - I: "Der Nachtrag zum Verzeichnisse des anat[omischen] Mus[eums] hat mich und alle, den[en] ich ihn zeigte[,] in Erstaunen gesetzt, Gott verleihe Ihnen Kräfte auch fernerhin so thätig zum besten der Ihnen anvertrauten Institute zu wirken, - aber vergessen Sie auch Ihre Gesundheit nicht und Ihre liebe Familie, der so wie Ihren zahlreichen Freunden und Verehrern die Erhaltung derselben sehr am Herzen liegt [...] An Prof. Weber [d. i. der Anatom und Physiologe Ernst Heinrich Weber, 1795-1878] habe ich das Paquetchen und die Dissertation zur Auswahl übergeben, da er die rein anatomischen besser brauchen kann als ich, andre sammelt er nicht; einige waren ihm und mir sehr erwünscht, manche würde ich Ihnen gern zurückgeben, da Andre sie vielleicht besser brauchen können als ich und Sie sich gar zu sehr beraubt haben. Beigehend erhalten Sie einige derjenigen Leipziger Dissertationen, die zu den besseren gehören [...]" (Brief v. 7. VII. 1830). - II: "Beifolgend erhalten Sie ein kleines von Clarus [d. i. Johann Clarus, 1774-1854] redigi[e]rtes Schriftchen, welches die Frucht gemeinsamer Arbeiten mehrer[er] jüngerer Docenten auf hiesiger Universität enthält. Der Verein hat mich beauftragt es Ihnen hochachtungsvoll zu übersenden [...]" (Brief v. 2. I. 1831). - III: "Durch die Aufnahme in die Schles[ische] vaterländ[ische] Gesellschaft bin ich sehr erfreut worden; ich wünsche, daß ich wenigstens dereinst im Stande sein möge ihr dafür einigermaßen nützlich zu werden; danken Sie ihr einstweilen in meinem Namen für die mir gethane Ehre und Auszeichnung und nehmen Sie selbst meinen herzlichen Dank für Ihre dabei für mich gehabte große Güte. Vor einigen Tagen bin ich vom hiesigen Buchhändler Baumgärtner aufgefordert worden eine temporäre Zeitschrift über die Cholera herauszugeben, für die ich den Titel: Mittheilungen des Neusten und Wissen[s]würdigsten gewählt habe [...]" (Brief v. 26. VIII. 1831; mit. kl. Ausr. am oberen Blattrand durch Öffnen der Verschlußmarke und kl., unbed. Einr. am linken unteren Rand). - IV: "Ueber Ihre glückliche Rückkehr nebst Ihrer lieben Familie [...] haben wir uns herzlich gefreut und hätten wir gewünscht, die garstige Cholera hätte die lieben Einwohner des in unsrer Erinnerung so freundlich lebenden Breslau verschont. Allen Berichten nach ist aber die Sache von fern viel schlimmer als in der Nähe, und so hoffen wir auch, daß Gottes schützende Hand und Ihre Vorsicht Sie sämtlich durch die Gefahr glücklich hindurch führen wird. Durch Pr[ofessor] Gaupp [d. i. der Rechtshistoriker Ernst Theodor Gaupp, 1796-1859] habe ich erfahren, daß Sie einige Sectionen an Ch[olera] verstorbener gemacht haben; dies hat in mir den lebhaften Wunsch rege gemacht, etwas darüber von Ihrer gewandten Feder für mein Blatt zu erhalten. Was ich bis jetzt von den Sectionen weiß, scheint nicht viel über das Wesen der Krankheit zu offenbaren, vielleicht ist es Ihrer Genauigkeit und Sorgfalt im Beobachten gelungen etwas zu beobachten [ ]" (Brief v. 3. XI. 1831). - V: "Noch liegt mir Ihr lieber Brief vom 25/2. zur Beantwortung vor, in dem Sie mir die fröhliche Nachricht von der bevorstehenden Entbindung Ihrer verehrten Frau Gemahlin mittheilen. Durch Dr. Göppert habe ich erfahren, daß Ihr freundlicher Familienkreis mit einer Tochter vermehrt worden, wozu ich Ihnen meiner & meiner guten Frau herzliche Glückwünsche bringe. Es geschieht dies leider etwas spät, aber nicht minder herzlich; kurz nach Empfang der erfreulichen Nachricht glaubte ich Ihnen fast täglich eine gleiche Nachricht von meiner Frau mittheilen zu können, was sich jedoch bis zum 18t April verzögerte, wo Sie von einem kräftigen u[n]d starken Knaben glücklich entbunden worden ist [ ] Wenige Tage nach Empfang Ihres Briefes erhielt ich auch das Heft von Wusts Magazin in welchem Ihre Beobachtungen über die Ch[olera] enthalten sind. Ich habe sie mit vielem Interesse nicht nur gelesen, sondern auch für Nr. 68 der Mittheilungen ausgezogen. Werden Sie nicht vielleicht irgendwo Nachträge dazu liefern, oder haben sich auch im spätern Verlaufe der Epidemie die früher gemachten Beobachtungen fortan bestätigt? [ ]" (Brief v. 5. V. 1832, mit kl. Einr. und Läsuren am linken und rechten Blattrand). - Justus Radius wurde 1825 außerordentlicher Professor mit den besonderen Arbeitsgebieten Hygiene und allgemeine Pathologie; später Wundarzt und zwei Jahrzehnte lang Hausarzt am Leipziger Georgenhaus, das u. a. auch Geisteskranke beherbergte, wurde Radius nach dem Tode Johann Heinroths 1843 von der Universität zusätzlich mit der Lehre der Psychischen Heilkunde beauftragt. 1848 wurde er ordentlicher Professor der Pharmakologie und allgemeinen Therapie, 1859 für Pharmakologie und Hygiene. - A. W. Otto nahm "unter den älteren Vertretern der pathologischen Anatomie und vorzugsweise der Teratologie (Mißbildungen) in Deutschland eine sehr ehrenwerthe Stellung ein [...] [A]uf seine Anregung wurde in den Jahren 1834 und 1835 ein neues anatomisches Theater erbaut, und er selbst hat zu einem nicht geringen Theile zur Vervollständigung des ausgezeichneten anatomischen Museums beigetragen, das eine Zierde der wissenschaftlichen Institute Breslau's bildet" (ADB XXIV, 745). - Aus der Sammlung Ammann.

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        Medical botany

      London: John Churchill, 1831. <p>Stephenson & Churchill, Medical Botany. 4 vols. in 2, 8vo. Unpaginated. 186 attractive hand-colored botanical plates (numbered 1-185, plus an unnumbered plate of "Atropa belladonna" in Vol. I). 19th cent. half calf, marbled boards, a little rubbed. Minor foxing and offsetting from plates, but a very good set. Ownership signature, dated 1871, on endpaper. </p><p> First edition. A very handsome series, including the Dublin pharmacopeia, which was not used for Woodville&#39;s botany. The handsome hand-colored plates make a very good impression next to more celebrated works by Sowerby, Edwards, etc. See G-M 5740 for Stephenson, who was the first to be operated on by Roux for cleft palate, and who first described the operation in his thesis of 1820. Churchill was the great pioneer of acupuncture in England; see Lu & Needham, "Celestial Lancets," pp. 297-99. Nissen 1891. Pritzel 8946.</p>

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