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        The Upper Canada Almanac and Provincial Calendar, For the Year of Our Lord 1831.

      R. Stanton, York, U.C. 1831 - 103 p. Rebound in half leather with marble boards. Title page, index page and several interior pages repaired. Page 17 has hole, page 19-20 missing, tear in page 29. Occasional light pencil notes and ink spots. This little volume reads like a "who's who" in Upper Canada, every page listing well-known historical figures like Lt.-Gov. Sir John Colborne, John Beverley Robinson, Allan Napier McNabb, John Strachan, Thomas Talbot, Mahlon Burwell, etc. Includes the Civil List (with Lieutenant Governors, Presidents and Administrators), the Legislative Council, licenced Deputy Surveyors, barristers, attorneys, clergy, bank officials, Canada Company directors, district schoolmasters, agents for issuing marriage licences, post offices and post masters, population of townships, militia general staff, agricultural societies, Indian Department, etc. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Attic Books (ABAC, ILAB)]
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        Czech Prayer Book (Handwritten, 1831)

      1831. Contemporary calf with stamped border in blind to front and rear board. Initials F. G. on front board, calf with heavy wear, edges split. Several gatherings loose, have become undone, but everything is present and together in order. Good size hole to first two blanks. Mild soiling to some page edges, very light and shallow in margin. Triple rulled borders in colour throuhgout, all done in hand, black ink decorations to tile page with title in Czech, Prayers, 1831. Nicely done initials with bold and decorative titles throughout. A few nice little floral decorations to end of some passages. One full size hand painted frontis, image depicts Christ on the cross, with colour border. 167 numbered pages. This prayer book is complete, again please note condition. Overall good condition, just in several pieces, in a worn leather binding. A nice little item. . hardcover. Good.

      [Bookseller: Karol Krysik Books, IOBA]
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        MEMORIA EN QUE ELGOBIERNO DEL ESTADO LIBRE DE MEXICO. DA CUENTA AL CONGRESO CONSTITUCIONAL, DE TODOS LOS RAMOS QUE HAN SIDO A SU CARGO EN AL ANO ECONOMICO, CORRIDO DESDE 16 DE OCTUBRE DE 1829, HASSTA 15 DE IGUAL MAS DE 1830, PRESENTADA EL DIA 2 DE MARZO DE 1831

      (Toluca): Se Imprime de orden del mismo honorable congreso, 1831-32.. Two volumes in one, for the years 1831 and 1832. The first contains 80 pages of text, plus 21, mostly folding statistical tables. The second has 42 pages of text and 19 tables, many folding. 12 x 7 1/2 inches. leather backed marbled boards; covers rubbed; a few tables The State of Mexico's reports on public spending for the years 1831 and 1832. Muzquiz was the Governor of the State of Mexico starting in 1824 and briefly served as acting President of the Republic of Mexico (August - December, 1832).

      [Bookseller: Margolis & Moss ABAA/ILAB]
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        Tratado de las Máquinas de Vapor, y de su aplicación a la navegación, minas, manufacturas, etc. Contiene la historia de la invención y mejoras sucesivas de estas máquinas, la exposición de su teoría y de las proporciones mas adecuadas de sus diversas partes. Escrito en inglés por el Ingeniero civil., traducido al francés por F. N. Mellet y de este idioma al castellano por D. Gerónimo de la Escosura.

      - M., León Amarita, 1831, 2 tomos, uno de texto en rústica de 32 x 22 cm., XXV – 454 págs. – 1 lámina manuscrita. Y un tomo de Atlas, p.e., 30 x 21 cm., 37 págs. – 1 h. – XXIV láminas, muchas de ellas plegadas. (El tomo de texto con todos sus márgenes y conservando las cubiertas originales, últimas 2 hojas con un pequeño roto en el margen superior). MAQUINARIA FÍSICA

      [Bookseller: Librería Anticuaria Antonio Mateos]
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        Wegweiser durch den Preussischen Staat, in die angrenzenden Länder und die Hauptstädte Europa's. Ein geographisch-statistisches Taschenbuch für Geschäftsmänner und Reisende. Mit einer Karte.

      Berlin, Duncker und Humblot, 1831. - VIII, 803 Seiten, 5 Seiten Anzeigen, 1 mehrfach gefaltete, grenzkolorierte Karte des Preußischen Staates. Original-Pappband. Einzige Ausgabe. Nebentitel: Reisetaschenbuch für Berlin, alle Preussischen Staaten und die benachbarten Länder. - Sehr gut erhaltenes Exemplar im Originaleinband, gering bestoßen, kaum gebräunt oder fleckig. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Mertens & Pomplun GbR]
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        SULLE MUMMIE DI VENZONE. Memoria.

      Tip. de’ Classici,, Milano, 1831 - in-8, pp. 159, leg. mod. m. tela con angoli, carta dec. ai piatti, tass. al d. Bella veduta di Venzone inc. in litogr. e colorata (litogr. Bertelli) e con 14 belliss. tavv. litogr. a colori al fine raffiguranti vari aspetti delle mummie, una carta topografica del territorio, e la pianta ripiegata del Duomo. Documentata storia del ritrovamento di alcune mummie nei pressi dell’antichissima cittadina friulana di Venzone, e loro descrizione. Belliss. esempl. a larghi margini. Rara opera pubblicata in soli 300 esempl. [MM4-274]

      [Bookseller: SCRIPTORIUM Studio Bibliografico]
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        NUOVO ATLANTE ISTORICO VOL. I- II- III, Firenze, Tipografia all'ìinsegna di Dante, 1831

      - Tre volumi oblunghi (cm. 29 x 23,5) bella legatura editoriale cartonata mz. pelle con titoli in oro sui dorsi, interno in brillanti condizioni con molti fogli chiusi, carta con rare macchioline, tavole fresche e molte ripiegate, tagli picchiettati, VOLUME PRIMO : pagine 368 , 20 , (33 tavole f.t. tra cui 13 carte con una ripiegata) VOLUME SECONDO : pagine 384, 15 (51 tavole f.t. tra cui 7 carte con 4 ripiegate) VOLUME TERZO : pagine 481 . 18 (5+8 tav. f.t. tra cui 32 carte) Per un totale di 142 tavole f.t. fra cui 42 carte, miracolosamente tutte presenti. Infatti l'edizione è rara ma sopratutto è difficile trovarla completa come questa che oggi presentiamo ed in buone condizioni. E' uno dei migliori libri illustrati dell'800 e ci presenta tutte le civilt? con le loro storie civili e religiose, costumi, usanze, strumenti di lavoro e di sopravvivenza.

      [Bookseller: Ferraguti service s.a.s. - Rivisteria]
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        A Dictionary of the English Language: Abridged For the Use of Primary Schools and the Counting House

      White, Gallaher & White, 1831 - Hardcover. G+ condition, in brown mottled leather with gilt titles on black background on spine. 532 pp. The hinges are sound and binding intact. Defects noted: moisture stain to top gutter area, in the first and last parts of book, but no eviden ce of mildew; There is foxing of pages, most noticeable on the epps; Previous owner's short notation on the front pastedown; The cover is rubbed at edges and the corners are bumped. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: PLAZA BOOKS]
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        EL INGENIOSO HIDALGO DON QUIJOTE DE LA MANCHA (4 VOLUMENES)

      IMPRENTA DE D. J.ESPINOSA, MADRID 1831 - ENCUADERNADOS EN PLENA PIEL CON ESTAMPACION DORADA. LAMINAS CON GRABADOS. TOMO I --- 487 PAGS. TOMO II --- 547 PAGS. TOMO III --- 552 PAGS. TOMO IV --- 559 PAGS. OBRA COMPLETA. LEVES ROTURAS EN LOMERA EN TOMO II Y III. ALGUNAS MARCAS DE POLILLA AL FINAL DE TOMO I Y III. Size: 12 X 9

      [Bookseller: Librería Tormos]
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        LISTA DE LOS TOROS QUE SE HAN DE LIDIAR EN LA PLAZA DE ACHO EL LUNES 18 DE ABRIL DE 1831, CON SUPREMO PERMISO. SIENDO JUEZ DON FRANCISCO COLMENARES SUB-PREFECTO DE ESTA PROVINCIA

      IMPRENTA DE MANUEL CORRAL, LIMA-PERÚ 1831 - SOBERBIO CARTEL DE TOROS del año 1831, dando razón de 16 reses para lidiar el Lunes 18 de Abril de 1831, en la gran Plaza de ACHO (Lima-PERU) la más antigua de toda América y la tercera más antigua del mundo. Espléndidos textos tipográficos ornamentados con bello orlado xilograbado en madera, sobre excelente papel verjurado de la época. Formato en gran folio (2 hojas plegadas-con impresión por las cuatro caras) de medidas desplegados 44cm x 32cm. Precioso grabado en madera representando a matador de espada encarando a toro, en el centro de la hoja. Figura en el cartel Esteban Arredondo, capeador de a caballo e ídolo de la época, artífice de una suerte nunca antes anunciada en los carteles españoles a pesar de que se tiene la certeza de que también se ejecutaba en España. LLeva el cartel manuscrito a mano el Exlibris La Viña, de la que fue considerada por mucho tiempo la mejor ganadería en América, propiedad de Don Víctor Montero.

      [Bookseller: Librería de Lance La Dulcinea]
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        Gacetas de Literatura de Mexico.Tomo Segundo [Vol. II (of 4)].

      Puebla: Reimpresas en la Oficina del Hospital de S. Pedro, à cargo del ciudadano Manuel Buen Abad, 1831. - Volume II only. 8vo., (8 x 5 7/8 inches). Fine folding engraved "Mapa de las Aguas que pr. el Circulo de 90. leguas vienen a la Laguna de Tescuco y la Ytención qe esto y la de Chalco tienen deliniado pr. D. Carlos Zaguena [i.e., Carlos de Siguënza y Góngora] (below neat line: Montes de Oca Go en- Puebla C d Yglcias); 2 single-page and 7 folding engraved plates (one with short tear near mount). Contemporary half sheep, marbled boards, the smooth spine in five gilt-ruled compartments, orange morocco gilt lettering piece in one (edges a bit worn with loss, one or two wormholes to lower spine). Provenance: Contemporary ink stamp of Francisco de P. Velasco to front free endpaper; small circular ink stamp with Cortes within wreath to title page. Second edition, first published serially between 1788 and 1795. This edition was published in four volumes, mostly a reissue of various articles written and edited by Alzate y Ramirez from the first serial edition, with 24 plates and an added supplement on Xochicalco. "The latter part of the eighteenth century in New Spain was a period of lively cultural and scientific activity which brought to prominence a number of outstanding figures. None of them is more representative than José Antonio Alzate y Ramírez (1729-1799), who was its most zealous publicist in the field of science. Through the publication of a series of weekly newspapers, occasional scientific studies and reports, as well as by his unceasing investigations in a wide scientific field, Alzate attempted to spread a knowledge of science, especially applied science, throughout the viceroyalty. It is as a pioneer in the field of scientific journalism in Mexico, however, not in that of pure science, that he made his greatest contribution. In Alzate an enthusiasm for scientific knowledge and its actual application to the specific problems of his own day were always associated. This being so, it was natural that he should have set his mind on the production of a weekly paper devoted to science" (W.F. Cody, "An Index to the Periodicals Published by Jose Antonio Alzate y Ramirez," in Hispanic American Historical Review, Vol. XXXIII, No. 3 [August, 1953], pp. 442-475). Palau 10139. Sabin 990. For more information about this book, or a warm welcome to see it and other books in our library at 72nd Street, NYC, please contact Megan Scauri, M.A., M.L.S., in the Rare Book Department. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Arader Galleries]
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        Cuaderno de la distribución de las aguas potables pertenecientes a esta M.H. Villa de Madrid. Viage de la Alcuvilla. Viage de la Castellana. Viage Alto de Alboñigral

      En la Oficina de D. E. Aguado, impresor de Cámara de S.M., [Madrid] 1831 - 1 h. inc. port. con viñeta grabada. Incluye dibujos a mano de secciones en cada página en color, a la aguada. Impresión sobre gran papel.Preciosa encuadernación de época en pasta española marmoreada en verde, doble enmarcado a base de filetes y grecas doradas en ambos planos con florones en las esquinas; medallón central con injerto en piel verde del Oso y el Madroño en oro con el escudo coronando, lomo liso con hierros y tejuelo rojo, cantos, contracantos, cabeza y cortes dorados.Ejemplar perteneciente a la corta tirada en papel supeior. Palau, 65563

      [Bookseller: Delirium Books · Susana Bardón]
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        Memorias offerecidas a nação brasileira.

      London, L. Thompson, 1831. - 165 pp., (1 l.). 2 works in 1 vol.@@ 8°, contemporary green quarter morocco over decorated boards (joints cracking, rubbed, corners worn, other binding wear; lacking front free endpaper), flat spine gilt with old paper label, text block edges sprinkled blue-green. Scattered foxing. Overall in good to very good condition. 2 works in 1 vol.@@ ---- FIRST EDITIONS of both works. The first is an eyewitness account by a close friend of D. Pedro I of events in Brazil during the decade after independence. The author (1791-1852) emigrated from his native Lisbon to Brazil in 1807 and became a leader in the movement for Brazilian independence. He was one of several men considered by the Marquez de Barbacena to be anti-liberal, and likely to subvert the Emperor's inclination toward constitutional government. It was probably through Barbacena's efforts that Gomes da Silva departed for Lisbon in 1830. There he was named Secretario do Estado da Casa de Bragança after the Restauração of 1833, a position he held until his death. He published several works defending himself against the charge that he was anti-liberal, including these @Memorias and @A exposição do Marquez de Barbacena commentada, Antwerp 1831.---- @Gomes da Silva. Borba de Moraes (1983) II, 256: "These @Memorias of the 'Chalaça' are very rare and much sought after." Blake II, 458: "obra rarissima, preciosa pelas luzes que derrama sobre factos do primeiro reinado, dos quaes foi o autor testemunha e parte, como o declara, e onde justifica ao mesmo tempo seu proceder relativamente a arguições injustas que lhe foram feitas, segundo as classifica." Innocêncio II, 388: stating that this work was very little known in Lisbon, and that he had only seen one copy; and IX, 302: correcting his previous error in collation. Bosch 399. Not in Rodrigues. NUC: MH, DCU (without collation). ---- BOUND WITH: REZENDE, Antonio Teles da Silva Caminha e Meneses, Marques de. @Éclaircissemens historiques sur mes negociations relatives aux affaires de Portugal, depuis la mort du Roi Don Jean VI, jusqu'à mon arrivée en France comme ministre près de cette cour. Paris: Everat, 1832. Some foxing. (1 l.), 165 pp., 78 pp. appendix, (1 l.).The Marques de Rezende (b. Lisbon, 1790) served as Brazilian minister at the courts of Paris, St. Petersburg and Vienna. The @Éclaircissemens recounts his negotiations in the years 1826 to 1829 on behalf of D. Pedro I of Brazil and D. Maria II with D. Miguel. A second edition appeared in Paris later the same year.* Blake I, 322. Innocêncio VIII, 314: saying that the only copy of this work that he had ever seen was the one belonging to Figanière. Canto, @Ensaio bibliographico ? 1828-34 (1892), 86: listing two Paris editions of 1832, the first with 165, 180 [80?] pp., the second with 216, 2 pp. Not in Borba de Moraes, who lists 3 other works by the author. Not located in @NUC, which lists a second edition (Paris, 1832) at DLC, DCU-IA, and WU. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Richard C. Ramer Old and Rare Books]
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        COMEDIES HISTORIES AND TRAGEDIES OF SHAKESPEARE

      London: William Pickering, 1831. The fine and very scarce Pickering edition in one volume. This copy WITH FINE PROVENANCE, having come from the library of Austin Dobsin, with his decorative plate and identifying ownership label. Thick 8vo, in a beautiful English binding of three-quarter crimson morocco over feather marbled boards, lined in gilt at the turnovers, the spine with raised bands dividing the compartments which are decorated with gilt framed panels and lettered in gilt in two of the compartments, t.e.g., others untrimmed. [4], 763 pp. A very fine and bright copy, beautifully preserved, the morocco binding in excellent condition and the text-block too, in very fine condition. A BEAUTIFULLY BOUND EARLY PRINTING OF THE MASTER&#146;S WORKS, THIS COPY WITH FINE PROVENANCE, HAVING BEEN OWNED BY AUSTIN DOBSIN. The fine Pickering production of Shakespeare&#146;s plays is still one of the most famous of the early 19th century printings and this copy is especially attractive in fine binding and ownership history. <br> &#145;Austin Dobson, was distinguished as both poet and biographer. Those who study his work are struck by its maturity. It was about 1864 that he turned his attention to writing original prose and verse, and some of his earliest work was his best. It was not until 1868 that the appearance of St Paul&#39;s, a magazine edited by Anthony Trollope, gaveDobson an opportunity and an audience; and during the next six years he contributed some of his favourite poems, including "Tu Quoque," "A Gentleman of the Old School," "A Dialogue from Plato," and "Une Marquise." Many of his poems in their original form were illustrated&#151;some, indeed, were written to support illustrations.<br> By the autumn of 1873 Dobson had produced enough verse for a volume, and published Vignettes in Rhyme, which quickly went through three editions. During the period of their appearance in the magazine the poems had received unusual attention, George Eliot, among others, encouraging the anonymous author. The little book immediately introduced him to a larger public. The period was an interesting one for a first appearance, since the air was full of metrical experiment. Swinburne&#39;s bold excursions into classical metre had broken new ground; it was hopeless to attempt to compete, and the poets of the day were looking for fresh forms and variations. Early in 1876, a small body of English poets discovered the French forms of Théodore de Banville, Clement Marot and François Villon, and determined to introduce them into English verse.<br> Austin Dobson, who had already made successful use of the triolet, was at the head of this movement, and in May 1876 he published in The Prodigals the first original ballade written in English. This he followed by English versions of the rondel, rondeau and villanelle. An article in the Cornhill Magazine by Edmund Gosse, "A Plea for Certain Exotic Forms of Verse," appearing in July 1877, simultaneously with Dobson&#39;s second volume, Proverbs in Porcelain, drew the general eye to the possibilities and achievements of the movement. The experiment was deemed a success. In 1883 Dobson published Old-World Idylls, which contained some of his most characteristic work. By this time his taste was gradually settling on the period with which it has since become almost exclusively associated; and the spirit of the 18th century was revived in "The Ballad of Beau Brocade" and in "The Story of Rosina", as nowhere else in modern English poetry. In "Beau Brocade", the pictorial quality of his work is at its very best. He has been compared with Randolph Caldecott, with which it has much in common; but Dobson&#39;s humour was not so "rollicking" and his portraiture not so broad as that of the illustrator of John Gilpin. His appeal was more intellectual.<br> After 1885 Dobson was engaged mainly in critical and biographical prose, by which he added considerably to the general knowledge of his favourite 18th century. His biographies of Henry Fielding (1883), Thomas Bewick (1884), Richard Steele (1886), Oliver Goldsmith (1888), Horace Walpole (1890) and William Hogarth (1879-1891-1897-1902-1907) are studies marked alike by assiduous research, sympathetic presentation and sound criticism. In Four Frenchwomen (1890), in the three series of Eighteenth-Century Vignettes (1892-1894-1896), and in The Paladin of Philanthropy (1899), which contain unquestionably his most delicate prose work, the accurate detail of each study is relieved by a charm of expression which could only be attained by a poet. In 1901 he collected his hitherto unpublished poems in a volume entitled Carmina Votiva.&#146;

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        Narrativa da passagem do Pacifico ao Atlantico, a travez dos Andes nas provincias do Norte do Peru, e descendo pelo Rio Amazonas, até ao Pará. Traducida do inglez.

      - Liverpool, F. B. Wright, 1831, 21,5 x 14 cm., hol. piel, portada + VIII págs. + mapa plegado + 318 págs. + estado plegado. (Traducción portuguesa por Antonio J. da Costa, Cónsul de Portugal en Liverpool. Obra rica en hechos relacionados con la condición, historia y carácter de los indios del Perú y Brasil, en especial de las zonas inexploradas del valle del Marañón). BRASIL

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        Landscape Illustrations of the Waverley Novels

      31 - London - Charles Tilt 1831 - A scarce collection of beautifully engraved plates, depicting landscape scenes within the famousWaverley novels. With twenty separately bound collections, numbered from Part I through to Part XX, originally published from June 1830, with one part released on the first of every month. Each part holds four beautifully engraved plates. Collated complete. Engraved by brothers William and Edward Finden. From Drawings by W. Westall, Dewint, Brockedon, Austin, Barret, G. Cattermole, J. Constable, W. Daniell, P. De Wint, C. Fielding, H. Gastineau, J. D. Harding, A. Nasmyth, S. Prout, Purser, R. R. Reingle, Robinson, D. Roberts, T. Sthard, W. Westall. In announcing the above-mentioned artists as those who have undertaken to furnish drawings, the proprietors feel they are giving the best pledge of their earnest wish to produce a publication worthy of illustrating an author whose works have afforded such universal delight, and contributed so greatly to the literary renown of his country. Those views will be selected which, possessing in themselves great picturesque beauty, have been dwelt upon the admiration by the writer himself. Fidelity of representation will be adhered to, and no historical allusion permitted to interfere with the reality of the scene. Parts XII, XVII and XIX, feature the original publishers' catalogues. With Volume one ofDescription of the Plates contained in the Landscape Illustrations of the Waverley Novels bound separately. Both William and Edward Finden were English line engravers, they worked in conjunction with each other, and there popularity was large. Edward Finden executed some separate works, among early ones being a set of etchings for Richard Duppa's Miscellaneous Opinions and Observations on the Continent and Illustrations of the Vaudois in a Series of Views. He was also a large contributor of illustrations to the annuals, books of beauty, poetry, and other sentimental works then in vogue. Complete in twenty volumes, with the additional volume one of the description of plates. Condition: All volumes are in their original publishers' paper wraps. Externally, all volumes are affected by light chipping, and slight loss to the spines. Some light marks to the front and rear panels. Three volumes have strained hinges. Internally, all volumes are firmly bound, and bright. Some instances of light spotting throughout the set. Overall: VERY GOOD [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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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&#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 fair condition with some foxing/staining in margins, small tear in bottom margin.

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        La Storia Romana di TITO LIVIO coi supplementi DEL FREINSEMIO Tradotta dal Cav. Luigi Mabil

      TIPOGRAFIA FODRATTI, Torino 1831 - La Storia Romana di TITO LIVIO coi supplementi DEL FREINSEMIO Tradotta dal Cav. Luigi Mabil TORINO dalla TIPOGRAFIA FODRATTI 1831 12 Volumi in Ottavo; legatura mezza pelle con dorature; pp. XX/372 - 312 - 282 - 347 - 315 - 304 - 323 - 292 - 340 - 387 - 270 - 372/40/VIII; In coda al 12° volume Elenco dei signori Associati. Stato di conservazione ottimo. Edizione non comune. L'edizione più nota di questa opera fu quella di Bettoni (Brescia 1804), che fu anche il primo grande impegno editoriale del Bettoni stesso. L'evento è ricordato nell'epistolario che il tipografo ebbe col Bodoni: Tratto per una serie di combinazioni dalla mia favorita carriera degli studj nell&#146;altra difficile e burrascosa de&#146; pubblici affari, e restituito finalmente in parte alla prima che ha stretto legame colle cure tipografiche che in nome pubblico in ora sostengo, mi trovai legato in istretta amicizia coll&#146;uomo di lettere [Luigi Mabil] , che dubitando modestamente, se la lingua italiana avesse fatte veramente tutte le sue prove sul testo Liviano, aveva osato tentare una seconda versione [ ], ho creduto di ben meritare dalla patria e dagli studj assumendo l&#146;impresa di pubblicarla colle stampe. Molto interessanti, nell'epistolario, le considerazioni del Bettoni a proposito dei caratteri tipografici preferibili nelle edizioni dei Classici, di qualità ma senza pretese di lusso. Dopo quell'edizione, però, ne comparvero altre, curate in proprio dallo stesso Mabil, quali quella di Antonelli, e quella che qui presentiamo, una delle migliori, se non la migliore. Pier Luigi Mabil (Parigi 1752 - Noventa di Piave 1836), benché laureato in giurisprudenza, fu noto soprattutto come letterato. Insegnò a Padova (lettere classiche e poi diritto pubblico). Oltre alla traduzione di Livio, si ricordano anche quelle di Plinio e Cicerone.

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        FRANKENSTEIN: OR, THE MODERN PROMETHEUS ... Revised, Corrected, and Illustrated With a New Introduction, by the Author

      London: Henry Colburn and Richard Bentley, New Burlington Street: Bell and Bradfute, Edinburgh; and Cumming, Dublin,. 1831. Small octavo, pp. [i-v] vi-xii [1] 2-202; [1-2] [1-3] 4-163 [164: printer&#39;s imprint] [165-167: ads] [168: blank], engraved frontispiece and engraved title leaf inserted,. twentieth-century three-quarter black morocco and marbled boards, spine panel lettered and tooled in gold and blind, all edges untrimmed.. Neat signature of an early owner (Margaret Scott) on title page.. Inserted engraved frontispiece and engraved title leaf lightly foxed. (much less than usual), otherwise very clean throughout. A very good. copy in a handsome binding. (#114633). Revised edition, first issue. For this edition, the standard text for most future editions, Shelley revised the text of FRANKENSTEIN and, at the request of the publishers, supplied an eight-page introduction on the genesis and composition of the story. "FRANKENSTEIN is at once a Gothic horror tale and the first important science fiction novel. Its sustained popularity and place in modern myth is probably as much due to the innumerable stage, film, television, comic book and radio adaptations of it -- most of which depart completely from the text -- as to the strength of the work itself." - Jones and Newman (eds), Horror: 100 Best Books 8. This edition of FRANKENSTEIN, published as volume number IX of Colburn and Bentley&#39;s "Standard Novels," also collects the first half of Schiller&#39;s Gothic romance THE GHOST-SEER. Anatomy of Wonder (1976) 1-47; (1981) 1- 150; (1987) 1-84; (1995) 1-84; and (2004) II-997. Barron (ed), Horror Literature 1-97. Bleiler, Science-Fiction: The Early Years 2019. Bleiler (ed), Science Fiction Writers, pp. 3-9. Cawthorn and Moorcock, Fantasy: The 100 Best Books 5. Clute and Nicholls (eds), The Encyclopedia of Science Fiction (1993), p. 1099. Survey of Modern Fantasy Literature II, pp. 575-80. Survey of Science Fiction Literature II, pp. 832-39. In 333. Tymn (ed), Horror Literature 1-348. In 333. Bleiler (1978), p. 178. Reginald 13002B. Wolff 6280a. Sadleir 3734a.

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        pt. 10] Pancratium Calathinum

      Robert Havell, London 1831 - Mrs. Edward Bury (Nee 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&#148; x 25&#148;. 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 &#147;an endeavor to preserve some memorial of the brilliant and fugitive beauties of a particularly splendid and elegant tribe of plants.&#148; The success of Bury&#146;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&#146;s stunning &#147;Birds of America.&#148; Produced concurrently with Audubon&#146;s work, Havell also engraved and colored Bury&#146;s &#147;Hexandrian Plants.&#148; Both the Audubon aquatints and the Bury work exhibit Havell&#146;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&#146;s &#147;Hexandrian Plants&#148; 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&#146;s personal copy of the &#147;Hexandrian Plants,&#148; 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 [Attributes: First Edition]

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        MANUAL ELEMENTAL DE LA PIROTECNIA CIVIL Y MILITAR. Su aplicacion práctica á todos los artificios conocidos hasta el dia y á nuevas combinaciones fulminantes: ó sea arte de hacer toda especie de fuegos de artificio a poca costa y segun los mejores procedimientos.

      Imp. Calle del Amor de Dios. Madrid, 1831 - . 15 cm. Trad. Lucio Franco de Selva. XVI-182 pág., 1 lám. calcográfica plegada, 16 pág. de cat. edit. Enc. en pasta española, tejuelo, pérdida en parte inferior del lomo habilmente restaurada. Se divide en tres partes: en la primera se analizan las materias primas que sirven para la preparación de los artificios; en la segunda se ofrecen las combinaciones y mezclas de sustancias combustibles aptas para dicha composición, se detallan las cualidades de las preparaciones fulminantes y su efecto y se dedican sendos apartados a las mechas, carretillas, cargas y cohetes; la tercera parte se consagra a las herramientas o instrumentos, manipulación y disposición de las piezas de artificio. CCPB 000707994-X. pirotecnia Química Libros antiguos anteriores a 1830 español [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Eigenh. Brief mit U.

      Preßburg, 5. II. 1831. - 1¾ SS. 4to. An die Direktion des königlichen Hoftheaters in Stuttgart: "Unbekannter Weise nehme ich mir die Freyheit die selben mittelst dieser Zeilen in Kenntniß zu setzen, daß ich mit kommenden Ostern mein bisheriges Engagement als erster Komiker und Bass-Buffo der vereinigten Theater Gratz und Pressburg zu verlassen, und einige Zeit an verschiedenen Bühnen als Gast zuzubringen gedenke. Es wäre daher vorzüglich mein Wunsch an Ihrer Bühne einige Gastvorstellungen zu geben. Sollte es Ihnen convenable seyn, auf diesen meinen Antrag zu reflectieren, so belieben Sie mich gefälligst mit einer Zuschrift /: unter der Adresse: J. Nestroy Mitglied des K.T. in Pressburg :/ zu beehren und mich wissen zu lassen, ob, und zu welcher Zeit Ihnen meine Ankunft am gelegensten wäre [.]." - Mit einigen Unterstreichungen von anderer Hand in Rotstift und einem Bearbeitungsvermerk des Hoftheatersekretärs Hetzer am rechten oberen Rand der Recto-Seite: "ad acta | Da Bittsteller nur in dem Fall eine Antwort verlangte, wenn seinem Gesuch hätte entsprochen werden können, | den 16. Febr. 1831." - Aus der Sammlung des Wiener Literaturhistorikers, Lyrikers, Mitbegründers und Vorsitzenden der "Wiener Bibliophilen-Gesellschaft" Michael Maria Rabenlechner (1868-1952). - Papierbedingt leicht gebräunt, sonst tadellos. Abgedruckt in: Johann Nestroy: Sämtliche Werke. Historisch-kritische Ausgabe. Hg. von Jürgen Hein, Johann Hüttner, Walter Obermaier und W. Edgar Yates. Wien 1977ff. Bd. 41. Sämtliche Briefe. Hrsg. von Walter Obermaier. Wien, Deuticke, 2005, S. 6f.

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        Lezioni di calcolo sublime.

      Milano, Giusti 1831 - Due volumi in 16mo; pp.XVI,424; 504. Alla fine del primo volume due tavole spieghevoli. Mezza tela coeva, titolo in oro ai dorsi. Fior. 4 foto. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Illustrations of the Vaudois, in a series of Views; engraved by Edward Finden, from drawings by Hugh Dyke Acland, Esq. Accompanied with Descriptions.

      Charles Tilt,, London, 1831 - In-8° (255x177mm), pp. (2), 34, (4) di catalogo editoriale, legatura coeva in t. tela bicroma. Una carta delle Valli Valdesi ripiegata ed incisa su acciaio all'antiporta e 12 vedute di località legate alla storia valdese (l'Arco di Susa, Torre Pellice, Luserna, Losanna, il Col du Bonhomme, il Moncenisio, Salbertrand, Serre le Cruel, Pra del Torno, Prali, la Balsiglia, Torre Pellice, Castelluzzo) incise su acciaio f.t. dal Finden da invenzione dell'Acland. Qualche lieve fioritura e rinforzi alle cerniere. Ottimo esemplare. Edizione a sé delle tavole già apparse ad illustrazione di "The Glorious Recovery by the Vaudois of their Valleys" (Londra, 1827), traduzione inglese del celebre volume dell'Arnaud. Hugon & Gonnet, 3134. Brunet, I, 486. Manca a Lonchamp, Wäber e Perret.

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        pt. 3] Nerine Aurea

      Robert Havell, London 1831 - Mrs. Edward Bury (Nee 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&#148; x 25&#148;. 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 &#147;an endeavor to preserve some memorial of the brilliant and fugitive beauties of a particularly splendid and elegant tribe of plants.&#148; The success of Bury&#146;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&#146;s stunning &#147;Birds of America.&#148; Produced concurrently with Audubon&#146;s work, Havell also engraved and colored Bury&#146;s &#147;Hexandrian Plants.&#148; Both the Audubon aquatints and the Bury work exhibit Havell&#146;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&#146;s &#147;Hexandrian Plants&#148; 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&#146;s personal copy of the &#147;Hexandrian Plants,&#148; 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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        pt. 50] Hemerocallis Carulea; Hemerocallis Japonica; Libelluloe Anquis Harris; English Dragon Fly

      Robert Havell, London 1831 - Mrs. Edward Bury (Nee 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&#148; x 25&#148;. 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 &#147;an endeavor to preserve some memorial of the brilliant and fugitive beauties of a particularly splendid and elegant tribe of plants.&#148; The success of Bury&#146;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&#146;s stunning &#147;Birds of America.&#148; Produced concurrently with Audubon&#146;s work, Havell also engraved and colored Bury&#146;s &#147;Hexandrian Plants.&#148; Both the Audubon aquatints and the Bury work exhibit Havell&#146;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&#146;s &#147;Hexandrian Plants&#148; 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&#146;s personal copy of the &#147;Hexandrian Plants,&#148; 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 [Attributes: First Edition]

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        Historia economico-politica y estadistica de la isla de Cuba; ó sea de sus progresos en la poblacion, la agricultura, el comercio y las rentas.

      Imprenta de las Viudas de Arazoza y Soler, Habana 1831 - [4], xiii, [3], 386, [1] pp. Sm. 4to. Modern red silk, new endpapers, gilt titles. Hardback. "A general survey of Cuba in the early nineteenth century by a well-known Spanish naturalist who lived in Cuba for a number of years and wrote works dealing with the island. He was very pro Spanish and praises the policies of Gen. Tacon," Trelles. The Spanish government in fact subsidized the publication. Included among the notes is a catalogue of 400 "Plantas usuales de los cubanos," which is of "remarkable interest" ("un trabajo de notable interes") according to Andrés Poey, zoologist and geographer. Provenance: gift of former Massachusetts Governor Levi Lincoln to the American Antiquarian Society, 1863. Palau 284794. Sabin 74919. Trelles V, p. 73. Parreño Sale 1345. Ticknor 316. Phillips: Cuba p.19, Leclerc 1356. Spain & Spanish America I, 601. Griffin: 4641. Goldsmiths'-Kress no. 26757.4. A very good copy, untrimmed, scattered light foxing and soiling, inked library stamps and early owner's signature on title page, lacking corner of final subscription leaf with no loss of text, binding fine. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Illustrations and Descriptions of the plants which compose the natural order Camellieæ, and of the varieties of Camellia Japonica, cultivated in the gardens of Great Britain

      London: C.Baynes for John & Arthur Arch, 1831. Volume I (all published), folio. Expertly bound to style in green straight-grained morocco, covers with elaborate wide border in gilt and blind built up from various fillets and roll tools, with large cornerpieces composed from various small tools, spine in six compartments with raised bands, lettered in the second and fourth compartments, the others with elaborate repeat overall decoration in gilt, gilt turn-ins, marbled endpapers, t.e.g. One of the most attractive of all the works on Camellias, with highly finished plates after the drawings of Alfred Chandler. This "handsome and rare" (Blunt) work was published in three states: the present copy is in the most desirable of the three, with the "very fine large plates, beautifully coloured with opaque pigments" (Dunthorne). The work was issued with the plates in three states: uncoloured, coloured and coloured and highly finished. All were from Alfred Chandler&#39;s original drawings, most of which were based on specimens from the collection of his father who was owner and proprietor of a nursery at Vauxhall. "The name Camellia was given by Linnaeus in honor of George Joseph Camellus or Kamel, a Moravian Jesuit who traveled in Asia and wrote an account of the plants of the Philippine Island, Luzon, which is included in the third volume of John Ray&#39;s Historia Plantarum (1704) ... Most of the cultivated forms are horticultural products of C. Japonica, a native of China and Japan, which was introduced into Europe by Lord Petre in 1739. The wild plant has red flowers, recalling those of the wild rose, but most of the cultivated forms are double" ( Encyclopaedia Britannica ). The present work includes plates and descriptive text (including details of the plant&#39;s first appearance in Great Britain, a physical description and some details of its cultivation and propagation) of 40 species or varieties. Camellia Japonica, of course, figures prominently, with plates of the species, together with 16 varieties bred from the species by the Chinese and 19 English-bred varieties. In addition, plates and descriptions of the Maliflora, Oleifera, Reticulata and Sasanqua are also included. The work ends with 8pp. on the Propagation and Culture of the plants. Dunthorne 77; Great Flower Books (1990) p.80; Nissen BBI 209; Stafleu & Cowan TL2 651. (14 5/8 x 10 1/2 inches). 40 hand-coloured engraved (or lithographed) plates, all heightened with gum arabic, after Chandler, 8 by S.Watts, 22 by Weddell, the others unsigned. (Expert repair to upper blank margin of title and preface, occasional craquelure to the gum arabic on the foliage.

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        Narrative of a Voyage to the Pacific and Beering's Strait. Performed in His Majesty's Ship Blossom.in the Years 1825, 26, 27, 28.

      London Henry Colburn and Richard Bentley 1831 - "One of the Most Valuable of Modern Voyages" BEECHEY, Captain F[rederick] W[illiam]. Narrative of a Voyage to the Pacific and Beering&#146;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. Published by Authority of the Lords Commissioners of the Admiralty. In Two Parts. London: Henry Colburn and Richard Bentley, 1831. First edition. Two quarto volumes (10 3/4 x 8 3/8 inches; 273 x 212 mm), [not to be confused with the octavo edition of the same year]. [iii]-xxi, [1, errata], [1, directions to the binder], [1, blank], 392; [iii]-vii, [1, directions to the binder], [393]-742 pp. Bound without the publisher&#146;s advertisements ([2] pp.) at the end of Volume II, and bound without half-titles. Three engraved maps, two of which are folding, and twenty-three engraved plates. Contemporary diced calf, rebacked to style. Boards ruled in gilt. Each volume with red and black spine labels. Spines stamped and lettered in gilt. Board edges stamped in gilt. All edges marbled. The Frank S. Streeter copy with his bookplate on front pastedown of both volumes. A bit of spotting and offsetting. Front hinge of volume I professionally repaired. A 3/4-inch closed tear to outer margin of b4 in volume I, not affecting text. Boards with a few light scrapes and spots. Overall a very good, handsome set. Housed together in a slipcase. "Beechey&#146;s assignment was primarily to meet Captain Perry and Sir John Franklin on the west shore of Bering Strait and bring home one or both of them. They were searching for a Northwest Passage north of the Arctic Circle. However, before reaching Bering Strait, Beechey was to go to Rio de Janeiro, around Cape Horn, and call at Easter Island, Tahiti, and Pitcairn Island. Chapters II and III contain the story of the mutiny on the Bounty, as related by James Adams, the surviving mutineer; also the description of the Blossom&#146;s, Captain Beechey&#146;s ship, stay at Pitcairn Island" (Lada-Mocarski). "Captain Beechey [1796-1856], near Point Barrow, Alaska, and Sir John Franklin had arrived within fifty leagues of each other when the latter was compelled by weather to return. Beechey&#146;s book is one of the most valuable of modern voyages and relates to extensive visits to Pitcairn Island, the Tuamotu Archipelago, the Society Islands and Tahiti, Alaska, Hawaii, Macao, Okinawa, and the coast of California. His book provides an important account of Monterey and San Francisco before the American conquest and gives his impressions of the missionaries in San Francisco. Beechey describes the Eskimos of the north and relates his meeting with John Adams, last survivor of the mutiny on the Bounty, who gave Beechey a lengthy account. In the course of this voyage, Beechey discovered several islands in the Pacific" (Hill). "Beechey arrived in San Francisco on November 7, 1826. He remained about a month in California, returning in 1827 for another month&#146;s stay. He gives a description of San Francisco harbor and tells of the sad state of affairs of both mission and presidio. He claimed that the soldiers and clergy were dissatisfied with conditions in California (the pay of the garrison was many years in arrears). He described the treatment of mission Indians and the hunting of the wild ones, the latter&#146;s mode of life as taken from the journals of Spanish officers. He also visited Monterey. Beechey remarked about meeting a gentleman belonging to the American Fur Company. &#145;One of the depots, we are informed by a gentleman belonging to the establishment, whom we met at Monterey in 1827, is situated on the western side of the Rocky mountains on a fork of a stream of the Columbia called Lewis river, near the source of a stream supposed to be the Colorado.&#146; Could this have been Jedediah Smith? He was at Monterey and San Francisco during Beechey&#146;s stay. On November 22, 1827, due to pressing business, he declined an invitation to dine on board the Blo [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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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., LONDON 1831 - Performed in His Majesty's Ship Blossom, under the Command of Captain F.W. Beechey, R.N. in the Years 1825, 26, 27, 28. Published by Authority of the Lords Commissioners of the Admiralty. in Two Parts. Quarto, Two Parts in one volume. xxi, [errata], vii 392pp. three maps [two large folding] fourteen plates. vii, [1] 394-742pp. nine plates. [without half-titles] . "one of the most valuable of modern voyages"(Hill). 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 undertook a survey of the coast of Ireland in 1836-47. "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). Half Brown raised band gilt ruled calf over marbled boards. internally little spotting, light browning, spotting to the plates, small margin worm mark few leaves. Very Good Copy. [Attributes: First Edition]

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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 . in the years 1825, 26, 27, 28.

      London: Henry Colburn and Richard Bentley, 1831 - 2 volumes, octavo (213 × 136 mm) Twentieth-century half calf on old marbled boards, red morocco lettering-pieces and green numbering roundels. Housed in a brown buckram slipcase. Some foxing and browning of the plates, as usual, but overall a very good set. 23 engraved or lithographic plates, 2 of them folding lithographs, 2 folding maps and a folding chart. First octavo edition, same year as the Admiralty edition in quarto, of "one of the most valuable of modern voyages"(Hill). 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 undertook a survey of the coast of Ireland in 1836-47. "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. [Attributes: First Edition]

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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 & Richard Bentley., London - 1831, 1st Octavo edition. (Hardcover) Very good. xxvi, 472; iv, 452pp. Two volumes in old half black calf with raised bands and gilt lettered maroon spine labels and marbled boards with 23 plates (4 double-paged), and 3 maps (2 folding). Occasional scattered light foxing and stains else clean copy, a few plates trimmed close. Arctic Bibl. 1228. Narrative of an expedition to Bering Strait and beyond to meet and assist the Franklin and Perry expeditions, and to make scientific observations. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Versuch über die Metamorphose der Pflanzen. Übersetzt von Friedrich Soret, nebst geschichtlichen Nachträgen. - Essai sur la métamorphose des plantes.

      Stuttgart, Cotta 1831. - 8 . (2) ll., 239 pp, (1) p. First edition of the expanded and definite text, first French edition. Later half calf, original wrappers preserved and bound in. Spine gilt and spine label. The following work first published in 1790 without additions undoubtedly counts as one of Goethe's most important scientific works. Again and again, as here, he is interested in proving the organic nature of all natural phenomena and development as a process. Thus, Goethe opposed the ideas of the well-regarded Linné and his relatively static ideas on botanical classification based on Determination and proposed, that it was the plants (bestowed with a particular tenacity, a fortunate mobility ., in so many different environments . to adapt and then to shape and to reshape." Neufforge described the (Metamorphosen" so: (Besides Goethe's anatomical works, it is the work that allows the deepest insight into his ideas regarding the manner and future of Nature and places him as one of the precursors of Darwin." (S. 511). In the first of the (Nachträge und Zusätze" the author himself describes how he came to be a botanist and expresses clearly how influential the journey to Italy from 1786 was for him and with regard to his idea of an (original plant". The second part of the additions is an unmistakable testimonial to the reserved reception that Goethe's work had received. Partly for this reason he sought an alternative way to formulate his thoughts, and wrote the Elegy (Metamorphose der Pflanzen", which was first published in the Schiller Musenalmanach of 1799 ((Dich verwirret, Geliebte ."). Some damp-staining, the binding is very decorative. Goed. IV 3, 577,3; Hagen 214; Kippenberg I, 814; not with Borst, Brieger und Wilp.-G. [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

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        Analytisch-geometrische Entwicklungen. (2 Bde. in 1 Bd.).

      Essen, Baedeker, 1828/1831 - 4°, VIII, 270, 1 Bl., 8 Kupfertaf. m. 148 geometr. Abb.; X, 293 S., 1 Bl., 2 Kupfertaf. m. 39 geometr. Abb., Priv.-Hldr. d. Zt. m. gold. Rückenpräg., Kapitale u. Ecken etw. berieben, kl. Stempel u. Name a. Vs., tlw. stockfl. (Titelei des 1. Bandes grossflächig), die Taf. am Seitensteg knapp beschnitten u. tlw. m. Bild- bzw. Buchstabenverlusten. Jeweils in Erstausgabe. J. Plücker (1801 - 1868), Professor in Bonn, Halle, später wieder Bonn, Begründer der Liniengeometrie, als Physiker Wegbereiter der modernen Vakuumtechnik. 1100 gr. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        The Landscape Annual. The tourist in Italy by Thomas Roscoe. Illustrated from drawings by S. Proust, esq., Painter in watercolous to his Majesty

      1831-1833, London 1831 - 3 vols. I: VII-271 p. inc. port. Frontis y 25 láminas grabadas al acero a toda plana. II: Anteport., port., II-288 p., 4 h. Fronis, viñeta y 22 láminas grabadas al acero. III: IV-271 p., 2 h. Frontis y 25 láminas grabadas al aceroEncuadernación original en piel verde, hilos en seco en planos, lomo liso, con título en oro, cabeza y cortes dorados

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        Virgille virai an borguignon. Choix des plus beaux livres de l'Enéide, suivis d'épisodes tirés des autres livres, avec Sommaires et Notes, publiés par C.-N. Amanton, et un discours préliminaire, par G.P.

      Imprimerie de Frantin 1831 - - Imprimerie de Frantin, Dijon 1831, In 12 (10x16,5cm), XLVIII, 323PP. (4), relié. - Nouvelle édition, tirée à 244 exemplaires. L'originale ayant paru en trois livres, de 1718 à 1720. Demi Basane verte Restauration à coins. Dos à nerfs orné de fers monatiques et de roulettes. Frottements aux coiffes, coins et mors. Traduction burlesque de Virgile en dialecte bourguignon. Les notes et la longue préface de cette édition sont précieux. Livre qui aura longtemps l'intérêt des bibliophiles. XLVIII, 323PP. (4) [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        OPINION DE M. CRISTOPHE, sur les prohibitions et la liberté du commerce [E.O] - Première, deuxième, troisième et quatrième partie (complet).

      Treuttel et Wurtz 1831 - Paris, Treuttel et Wurtz, 1831-1834, 2 vols in-12°, (175x110mm) ; (4)-90 ; (4)-156-(1) ; (4)-159 et (4)-267-(1) pp. *** Demi-percaline vert sapin, dos lisse. Titre et tomaison dorés. TRES BON ETAT GENERAL. Les coiffes un peu molles. ** Vignettes gravées sur les titres et culs-de-lampe. Mention de seconde édition pour la première partie (1831. L'EO est de 1830) ; EDITION ORIGINALE pour les trois dernières. La deuxième partie (1831) est sous-titrée « suivie de son voyage commercial et philosophique" ; la troisième partie (1832) "M. Cristophe à la préfecture de police" ; la quatrième partie (1834) "le dernier jour d&#146;un homme". *** Boucher de Perthes, directeur des douanes françaises, est resté célèbre pour ses recherches de (et non sur) "l'homme anté-diluvien". Archéologue amateur, on sait l'influence que ses découvertes eurent tout de même sur les savants de son temps (britaniques notamment). C'est, cette fois-ci, l'homme de demain que Boucher de Perthes va trouver dans ce brillant traité d'économie. Critique du nouveau pouvoir en place, sous couvert d'un dialogue entre un vigneron (l'auteur, mais aussi le symbole de la masse) et un ministre (symbole du gouvernement de Louis-Philippe), c'est dans ce livre que Boucher de Perthes donna le premier l'idée du libre-échange, en demandant la levée d'anciennes prohibitions, comme le blocus continental. Annonciatrice d'un nouveau système économique mondial, l'économie de marché, c'est encore dans les pays anglo-saxons que cette opinion de M. Christophe rencontrera le plus d'adepte. TRAITÉ IMPORTANT, FONDATEUR ET VISIONNAIRE. *** Boucher de Perthes, director of the French customs service, is well-known for his research of Prehistoric man. Archeologist, we know the influence that his discoveries were still on the scientists of his time (especially British). It is "the man of tomorrow" that will Boucher de Perthes find in this treaty of economy. Critics of the new powers of its time, in the guise of a dialogue between a winemaker (the author, but also a symbol of the mass) and a minister (symbol of the Government of the King Louis-Philippe), it is in this book that Boucher de Perthes, the first, gave the idea of free trade, calling for the lifting of old prohibitions, as the continental blockade. Annunciator of a new global economic system, "market economy", is still in the British countries that this "opinion of Mr. Christophe" meet more adept. TREATY IMPORTANT AND FOUNDER. Références : Réf. : Goldsmiths 26634 (avec le tome1 en seconde édition également). [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Ministère de la Marine et de Colonies. Budget général des dépenses de l'exercice 1831.

      (Paris) () 1831 - EA. 30x23 cm. 270 S., 1 w. Bl. Roter, langnarbiger Maroquinband mit reicher Vergoldung auf Rücken, Deckeln, Steh- und Innenkanten, zusätzl. blindgeprägter Bordüre auf beiden Deckeln, hellblaue Seidenvorsätze und Goldschnitt. Um 1830. Vorderdeckel gering fleckig, Kanten gering berieben. - Relié en Maroquin rouge avec beaucoup de dorage sur le dos, les couvertures, tous les bordures. En plus des aveugles gauvrages sur les deux couvertures. Pages de garde en avant et en arrière de soie bleue claire. Coup latérale doré. À 1830. Couverture en avant un peu tachée, bordures facilement frottées. Innen teils etwas gebräunt und stockfleckig. - Dedans parfois un peu brunie et taché par la moisissure. Schöner französischer Empire-Einband für den Herzog Ferdinand Philippe von Orléans (1810-42), ältester Sohn des Königs Louis Philippe I. u. Gemahl der Prinzessin Helene von Mecklenburg. Sein Exlibris-Stempel auf dem 1. Titelblatt: innerhalb umlaufender Legende das bekrönte, verschlungene Monogramm "FPO" (in der Form ganz ähnlich Olivier 2580, 4). Jolie reliure francaise de l'empire pour le Duc Ferdinand Philippe d'Orléans (1810-42), le plus aîné fils du Roi Louis Philippe I. et le mari de la princesse Helène de Mecklenbourg. L'exlibris de lui et sur la couverture. Enthält - Contient: Ministère de la Marine et de Colonies. Budget général des dépenses de l'exercice 1831. Budget ordinaire de 1831 (et) Rapport au Roi. Budget extraordinaire de 1831 (et) Rapport au Roi. (Paris 1831) Vgl. Polak 1307. "Jahrgang" 1831 der jährlichen Budgets des Marine- und Kolonialministerums. 1.100 gr. Roter, langnarbiger Maroquinband mit reicher Vergoldung auf Rücken, Deckeln, Steh- und Innenkanten, zusätzl. blindgeprägter Bordüre auf beiden Deckeln, hellblaue Seidenvorsätze und Goldschnitt. Um 1830. Vorderdeckel gering fleckig, Kanten gering berieben. - Relié en Maroquin rouge avec beaucoup de dorage sur le dos, les couvertures, tous les bordures. En plus des aveugles gauvrages sur les deux couvertures. Pages de garde en avant et en arrière de soie bleue claire. Coup latérale doré. À 1830. Couverture en avant un peu tachée, bordures facilement frottées. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Ministere de la Marine et de Colonies. Budget general des depenses de l'exercice 1831.

      (Paris) (1831). EA. 30x23 cm. 270 S., 1 w. Bl. Roter, langnarbiger Maroquinband mit reicher Vergoldung auf Rücken, Deckeln, Steh- und Innenkanten, zusätzl. blindgeprägter Bordüre auf beiden Deckeln, hellblaue Seidenvorsätze und Goldschnitt. Um 1830. Vorderdeckel gering fleckig, Kanten gering berieben. - Relie en Maroquin rouge avec beaucoup de dorage sur le dos, les couvertures, tous les bordures. En plus des aveugles gauvrages sur les deux couvertures. Pages de garde en avant et en arriere de soie bleue claire. Coup laterale dore. A 1830. Couverture en avant un peu tachee, bordures facilement frottees. Innen teils etwas gebräunt und stockfleckig. - Dedans parfois un peu brunie et tache par la moisissure.. Schöner französischer Empire-Einband für den Herzog Ferdinand Philippe von Orleans (1810-42), ältester Sohn des Königs Louis Philippe I. u. Gemahl der Prinzessin Helene von Mecklenburg. Sein Exlibris-Stempel auf dem 1. Titelblatt: innerhalb umlaufender Legende das bekrönte, verschlungene Monogramm "FPO" (in der Form ganz ähnlich Olivier 2580, 4). Jolie reliure francaise de l'empire pour le Duc Ferdinand Philippe d'Orleans (1810-42), le plus aine fils du Roi Louis Philippe I. et le mari de la princesse Helene de Mecklenbourg. L'exlibris de lui et sur la couverture. Enthält - Contient: Ministere de la Marine et de Colonies. Budget general des depenses de l'exercice 1831. Budget ordinaire de 1831 (et) Rapport au Roi. Budget extraordinaire de 1831 (et) Rapport au Roi. (Paris 1831) Vgl. Polak 1307. "Jahrgang" 1831 der jährlichen Budgets des Marine- und Kolonialministerums.

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        Notre Dame de Paris , 1831, , édition n° 2, première édition in 12

      La première impression de ce chef d??uvre en format in 8 et en deux tomes date du 10 mai 1831 selon la propre déclaration de l?auteur dans le Journal des Débats . La première impression de 1100 exemplaires a été séparée en quatre groupes chacun comportant une mention d?édition fictive selon une technique de marketing inventé par Charles Gosselin afin que le public croit que le livre a été vendu rapidement en très grande quantité. Le tome 1 date de 1832 avec mention fictive de septième édition fait en réalité partie de l? édition n°3 ayant un format légèrement inférieur et contient les livres 1, 2 et 3 . Les tomes 2, 3 et 4 avec mention fictive de cinquième édition font en réalité partie de l? édition n°2 et première édition in 12 . Ces tomes contiennent les livres 4 à 11. Chaque tome comporte une vignette de Tony Johannot en page de titre. La reliure est en demi basane avec des plats marbrés. L?intérieur est en bon état. Il y?a 1158 pages (306 +338+226+288).

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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&#39;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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        DICTIONNAIRE RAISONNE' DES TERMES DE BOTANIQUE ET DES FAMILLES NATURELLES, conténant l'étymologie et la description détaillée de tous les organes, leur synonymie, et la définition des adjectifs qui servent à les décrire;: suivi d'un vocabulaire des termes grecs et latins les plus généralement employés dans la glossologie botanique.

      Baillière,, Paris 1831 - (Codice SC0826) In 8º (21 cm) XX-719 pp. + 40 de catalogue éditeur. Edition originale. Mouillure à la marge blanche de l'introduction et des pages 1-6, ancienne signature en page de garde. Demi-cuir du temps un peu insoleillé mais solide, titre et grecques dorées, fleurons à sec, ranches coloriées, signet soie. Assez bon état. Euro 500 ~~~ SPEDIZIONE IN ITALIA SEMPRE TRACCIATA ~ Tutti i libri subito disponibili. Descrizioni precise, consegna rapida con imballaggio solido. All books are in stock in fine conditions or described meticulously. Very safe packaging ~

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        THE POETICAL WORKS OF CHARLES LAMB. 10 Vol. Including: POEMS, LETTERS I & II, PROSE WORKS I, II & III, FINAL MEMORIALS I & II, ELIANA and lastly 1831 TALES FROM SHAKESPEARE.,

      London, Edward Moxon, 1831, 1837. - All uniformly bound in full leather, published by Edward Moxon, London with signed bindings by Zaenhsdorf. TALES FROM SHAKESPEARE is slightly smaller than the rest. Red polished calf with much gilt, marbled end papers, clean and tight. Wear apparent, minor chips to spines, labels, scuffs, shelf wear, all as shown. Complete, no foxing or stains, clean interior, very good hinges. Please see the many photos provided, ask any questions. Sprache: de Gewicht in Gramm: 5550

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        Vorlesungen über Psychologie, gehalten im Winter 1829/30 zu Dresden. Leipzig: Gerhard Fleischer, 1831.

      - First edition of a pioneering work by Carl Gustav Carus (1789-1869), the Leipzig-born physiologist, painter, and friend of Goethe credited with the discovery of the unconscious. 'At the time Carus wrote, he certainly could not have guessed that he was building the philosophical bridge to an empirical psychology of the future: had Carus lived today, he would undoubtedly have been a psychotherapist' (C.J. Jung, Collected Works, 14: 791 and 16: 204). PHYSICAL DESCRIPTION: 8vo, xvi, 432 pp., contemporary marbled boards, quite rubbed, especially the spine, but clean and unbrowned internally. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Pirna. - Panoramaansicht. - Carl Pohl. - "Ansicht der Stadt Pirna vom Sonnenstein aus".

      . Historische Ortsansicht. Lithografie, alt koloriert und lasiert, 1831. Von Carl Pohl. 28,7 x 42,4 cm (Darstellung) / 41 x 56 cm (Blatt). Unterhalb der Darstellung auf Trägerpapier betitelt. Darunter Widmung "Sr Excellenz dem Herrn Staatsminister von Lindenau unterthänig gewidmet von Carl Pohl". Unterhalb der Darstellung rechts signiert. - Idyllische Draufsicht auf die historische Altstadt von Pirna von der Festung Sonnenstein aus. Blick auf die spätgotische Hallenkirche St. Marien. Im Hintergrund die Elbe, im Vordergrund spielende Kinder. - Wohl anläßlich der Ernennung Bernhard August von Lindenaus zum ersten Vorsitzenden des im Zuge der Einführung der ersten Sächsischen Verfassung neugegründeten Gesamtministeriums im Dezember 1831 entstanden. - Verso Reste alter Montierung. Darstellung schmalrandig und aufgezogen. Knickspurig, angeschmutzt und vereinzelt stockfleckig. Mäßig guter Erhaltungszustand. Carl Pohl (1. Hälfte 19. Jh.). Deutscher Zeichner und Lithograf in Sachsen..

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        THE POETICAL WORKS OF CHARLES LAMB. 10 Vol. Including: POEMS, LETTERS I & II, PROSE WORKS I, II & III, FINAL MEMORIALS I & II, ELIANA and lastly 1831 TALES FROM SHAKESPEARE.

      London, Edward Moxon, 1831, 1837.. 8°, Ledereinband. All uniformly bound in full leather, published by Edward Moxon, London with signed bindings by Zaenhsdorf. TALES FROM SHAKESPEARE is slightly smaller than the rest. Red polished calf with much gilt, marbled end papers, clean and tight. Wear apparent, minor chips to spines, labels, scuffs, shelf wear, all as shown. Complete, no foxing or stains, clean interior, very good hinges. Please see the many photos provided, ask any questions.

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        Lease in Elizabeth Street Hobart signed by Lieutenant-Governor George Arthur

      Hobart Town, 1831. Vellum document measuring 341 x 417 mm. with circular paper seal to the top left-hand corner; letterpress with manuscript additions by a notary and signatures to the bottom margin. A fine parchment lease fully signed by Lieutenant-Governor George Arthur and the Colonial Secretary John Montagu. The grant awards 34 perches of land in Elizabeth street Hobart to lawyer George Brooks Legrew Hesse for the stated rent of 17 shillings per annum. Hesse was a lawyer who disappeared in unknown circumstances exploring wild country inland of Port Phillip in 1837. Hesse was accompanied by Joseph Tice Gellibrand, prominent member of the Port Phillip Association and a former Attorney General of Van Diemen&#39;s Land who had run foul of Arthur. Despite an extensive search the fate of the two men was never revealed. At the time it was conjectured they may have been speared by Aboriginals or perished in the wilderness after their horses bolted. Although little is known of Hesse&#39;s professional activities in Hobart and the Port Phillip district, manuscript additions by court registrars on the reverse of this grant reveal the Hesse defaulted on payment of the annual rent of 17 shillings from the commencement of the lease. One notation refers to a Government Notice published in the Hobart Town Gazette on 7 October 1836 of unpaid arrears on the property exceeding four pounds. In addition to the signatures of the Colonial Secretary and Lieutenant-Governor, the lease features a beautifully preserved Van Diemen&#39;s Land blind-stamped paper seal incorporating the Royal Arms. It is a fine example of colonial printing upon a large vellum sheet with very ample margins. The letterpress itself gives some insight into Arthur&#39;s sense of his own magisterial largesse. The lease concludes as follows (here interspersed with manuscript notations regarding the date of its issue): &#39;…Witness our trusty and well-beloved Colonel George Arthur our Lieutenant Governor of Van Diemen&#39;s Land and its Dependencies at Hobart Town in the said Island the Twenty sixth day of September in the seventh year of our reign.&#39;.

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