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        Frankenstein

      London: Colburn and Bentley,, 1831. [Together with] The Ghost-Seer. 2 volumes, octavo. Original plum cloth, 2 black calf labels to each spine in gilt, extra gilt armorial tool to each spine. Frontispiece and vignette title to each volume. Contemporary bookseller's ticket to each front pastedown. Boards lightly rubbed, bumps to corners and edges, spines and edges of boards browned, spines rolled, crack to spine of volume I, chips from labels of volume I affecting text, wear to spine ends, short cracks to joints at ends of spines, frontispieces and title pages browned, some light foxing to endpapers, edges, and occasionally to contents. A very good set. Third edition, the final definitive text and the first edition to be illustrated, the first really popular edition of the novel. Mary Shelley incorporated most of the changes introduced by William Godwin into the 1823 second edition as well as numerous other revisions, including an entirely new chapter and the famous "Introduction" in which she elaborates the tale of the novel's genesis at the nocturnal storytelling session with Shelley, Byron and Polidori at the Villa Diodati. Mary lived for twenty more years, but the 1831 edition is her final text revision. The frontispiece is the first visual depiction of Frankenstein and the Creature.

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        Abraham Lincoln Coachman Forgeries - THE LIFE AND SURPRISING ADVENTURES OF ROBINSON CRUSOE, OF YORK, MARINER

      London: John Major, 1831. Book. Very Good. Hardcover. With Introductory Verses by Bernard Barton, and Illustrated with Numerous Engravings from Drawings by George Cruikshank, Expressly Designed for This Edition. Two volumes. London: Printed at The Shakespeare Press, by W. Nicol, for John Major, Fleet Street, 1831. Two notarized statements, one on the verso of the frontispiece and other on a concluding blank leaf, in the first volume allege that this was one of the old books given to her coachman William P. Brown by Mrs. Abraham Lincoln in 1866. Both statements are signed by Brown and by Frank E. Thatcher, a Muskegon County, Michigan notary public. The "Coachman Forgeries" were perpetrated by Eugene "Pinny" Field (son of poet Eugene Field) and Harry Dayton Sickles who attempted, with some success, to increase the value of books they were selling by making them appear as though they had come from the personal library of Abraham Lincoln. In 1931, after a story appeared in the national news about William P. Brown, Mary Todd Lincoln's coachman during the years immediately following the President's assassination, Field and Sickles arranged for him to autograph period books and maps. Unaware of the larger scheme, Thatcher attested to authenticity of Brown's signature, and the resulting forgeries appeared to have both Presidential provenance and the notary's imprimatur. The Abraham Lincoln Association exposed the scheme by way of a warning to its members. However, Field and Sickles were never prosecuted or otherwise held liable and continued to produce forgeries of famous figures like Rudyard Kipling, Theodore Roosevelt, and Mark Twain until the early 1940s. Octavo. In later one half green morocco over green cloth bindings, with decorative gilt stamping, four raised bands, marbled endpapers, and a ribbon marker. Both frontispiece have been trimmed, top and bottom, with the image unaffected. The ribbon marker in the first volume is detached but present. The spines are darkened just a touch, with some occasional minor shelfwear; otherwise very good..

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        COURSE OF POPULAR LECTURES as delivered by Frances Wright, in New York, Philadelphia, Baltimore, Boston, Cincinnati, St. Louis, Louisville and other cities . .. of the United States with three addresses on various public occasions. and a reply to the charges against the French reformers of 1789

      NY:: Printed at the office of the Free Enquirer, Hall of Science,, 1831.. Fourth edition. 12mo, pp. 239; [ii], 21, 20, 13, 22 + 1 page of adv for other works by Wright and Owen. Bound in original drab paper over boards, with pink linen spine and printed spine label. Bit soiled , with browning on the pastedowns, Generally a very good tight copy of a scarce work. This is a reissue of the second edition with the supplement added. The supplement includes four lectures that Wright delivered in the US. Each appears here with its own titlepage. The speeches are: "Address on the state of the public mind (1829,)" "Address containing a review of the times (1830)," "Address to young mechainics," and "Parting address, as delivered in the Bowery Theatre, to the people of New York, in June, 1830." Sabin 105588, 105596. Accompanied by her sister, Wright first settled in New York City, while she attempted to establish herself as a dramatist. Frustrated by her lack of literary success, she returned to London in 1820. Upon her return to America in 1824, she became a leading figure in the agitation for woman suffrage and the abolition of slavery. Of note was her attempt to establish an experimental colony for the gradual emancipation of slaves on land purchased near Memphis, Tenn. She lived at Owen's New Harmony for some years before establishing the "Hall of Science" in New York to serve as a platform for this lecture series. -Lecture subjects include religion, knowledge, free enquiry, etc. These are the lectures of an important English thinker who came to the freedom of new world America and made an impact on our politics and social development. See NAW.

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        NOTRE - DAME de Paris

      Charles Gosselin 1831 Victor, Hugo. Paris, Charles Gosselin, 1831. 2 volumi in - 8°, m. marocchino marron con fregi e titoli in oro sui dorsi, cop. orig. conservate. 536, 404 pp. Dorsi un po' logori ma bell' esemplare non rifilato.

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        NOTRE-DAME DE PARIS

      Paris Charles Gosselin Libraire 1831 - First edition, first issue with no subsequent edition statement on the title page. Two volumes, exquisitely bound by Cuzin in nineteenth century full green morocco with raised bands to the spine and geometric border design to covers and spine compartments. Titled in gilt, with gilt dentelles and edges and marbled endpapers. 212mm x 130mm (page size). Engraved title pages to both volumes, complete with half titles. A fine, tall set, barely trimmed with many leaves uncut, all beautifully clean with no chips or tears. Two inconspicuous book-labels to the front blank. The binding has been retained in sparklingly fine condition. A superb example of this rarity of Gothic literature in a fine Parisian binding. The author's first full length novel, that is now one of the key works of nineteenth century literature, and upon which much of the author's reputation rests. The first edition was published in an edition of 1100 copies which was subdivided into four issues with a different edition statement on the title page. Thus there are only 275 copies of the first issue. The book has subsequently been published in English under the title, "The Hunchback of Notre Dame". "This first edition, in fine condition, is the rarest of all the works of Victor Hugo; it has had a resounding impact worldwide, and is one of the most difficult titles of the Romantic period to obtain" (Translated from Carteret - Le Trésor du Bibliophile Romantique et Moderne) Carteret I 402 [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        New Mode of Preparing a Spirituous Solution of Chloric Ether" in American Journal of Science and the Arts, 21, 1832)

      FIRST EDITION OF A LANDMARK PAPER present in both the famous Dr. Haskell F. Norman Library and the Landmarks of Science and Medicine from the Library of Andras Gedeon, both collections handled by Christie's. In this paper, Guthrie presents one of three independent discoveries of Chloroform that were, ironically, all discovered at about the same time. Guthrie's discovery was particularly important as it was literally first and because the method he employed it his was the closest to the modern method. Samuel Guthrie was a 19th century physician and chemist who discovered the anaesthetic chloroform (tri-chloromethane) in 1831, by distilling chloride of lime with alcohol in a copper barrel, using it as a mild anesthetic in amputation surgeries. When first made, it was known as "Guthrie's Sweet Whiskey." In Guthrie's communication [paper offered here]. . . it will be seen that he was unaware that his preparation was a new substance. His purpose was to find an inexpensive method for the manufacture of 'chloric ether'" (Faulconer & Keys, Foundations of Anesthesiology, Vol. I, p. 442). Guthrie wrote: "During the last six months a great number of persons have drunk of the solution of chloric ether not only freely, but frequently to the point of intoxication." This substance was variously known as the 'Dutch liquid', 'chloride of hydrocarbon' and 'chloride of olefiant gas'. It was almost certainly dichlorethane, a substance which has many of the properties of chloroform" (ibid). ALSO includes landmark paper on North American spiders by Nicholas Marcellus Hentz and a paper on the geological age of reptiles by Gideon Mantell. REFERENCES: Norman 959. Garrison Morton 1850 and 5648. Landmarks of Science and Medicine from the Library of Andras Gedeon, 23 April 2008, Christie's London, 194. CONDITION & DETAILS: New Haven: Converse. Complete volume. 8vo. (8.5 x 5.5 inches, 213 x 138mm). 3 unrelated plates. Bound in black buckram, gilt-lettered at the spine. Ex-libris with marks at spine neatly blacked. Small ex-libris stamp on the first few pages. Tightly, solidly, and cleanly bound. Lightly toned interior, clean throughout. Very good condition.

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        Reisen an der Persisch-Russischen Grenze. Talysch und seine Bewohner. Leipzig, F.A. Brockhaus 1886. 8°. XVIII, 450 S., mit Titelbild in Lichtdruck, 3 lithogr. Tafeln, 1 (dplblgr.) Stammtafel, 12 Abbildungen im Text u. (mehrf. gef.) 1 Karte, blindgepr. OLwd. mit Deckel- und Rtitel.

      . . Henze IV, 508ff.- Erste und einzige Ausgabe, selten; Erzherzog Rudolf gewidmet.- Gustav Radde (1831-1903) lebte jahrelang in Tiflis, wo er u.a. das Kaukasische Museum gründete. Er nahm an zahlreichen Expeditionen teil und gilt als "der unermüdliche und gestalterisch begabteste Erforscher der Kaukasus-Länder ... In der Erforschungsgeschichte von Russisch-Talysch steht Radde an erster Stelle ... Er begründet die Landeskunde von Talysch" (Henze).- Innendeckel mit Exlibris, Ebd. etw. berieben, sonst schönes Exemplar.

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        Views in New-York and its Environs from Accurate, Characteristic & Picturesque Drawings

      Peabody & Co.; London: O. Rich, New York 1831 - 4to. (10 1/4 x 8 1/4 inches). Engraved title vignette, 38 engraved views on 15 sheets (9 on India paper, as issued) after Dakin and others, engraved folding map by Hooker (hand-coloured in outline). (Minor foxing). Expertly bound to style in half tan calf over original period marbled paper covered boards, spine gilt, marbled endpapers. Housed in a morocco backed cloth box. Provenance: Dugas de la Boissonny (bookplate); R.L.U. (booklabel) First edition of a lovely series of New York views, rarely found complete as here. "The Peabody prints offer fascinating glimpses of New York in the 1830s" and form "a lively document of a city in the making" (Deák). The iconic images in Fay's book include Manhattan from Governor's Island, Broadway, Bowling Green, the publisher's offices on Broadway, City Hall, Elysian Fields Hoboken, Coffee-House Slip, Pearl Street, Fulton Market, Blackwell's Island, and La Grange Terrace. The work was originally intended to be issued in ten parts, of which only eight were actually issued; however, the last "part," consisted of just two supplementary leaves of text, misnumbered [43] through 46. This has led Howes and others to state the book has only forty-six pages, when in fact it should collate: preliminary leaf,[i]-58, [43]-46, as here. Of the plates, the two issued in the final part are almost always missing (the Episcopal Seminary and three other scenes; and LaGrange Terrace), but both are present here. The street map of lower Manhattan to 52nd Street, engraved by Hooker expressly for this work, is oriented with north to the south and is divided into districts; streets are named and docks are identified. BAL 5686; Deák 399; Howes F64; Stokes III: page 599. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        La Ville de Morbegno dans le Valteline prise du Sud-Ouest vers l'Adda et le Monte delle Disgrazie

      Valtellina - Morbegno 1831 - Veduta generale della cittadina mm 146x191

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        NARRATIVE OF A VOYAGE TO THE PACIFIC AND BEARING'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 & Richard Bentley,, 1831. First Edition. Near Fine. TWO VOLUMES. Complete set. Near Fine hardback in later nineteenth century three quarter leather cloth binding. Spine in six compartments with gilt lettering, rules and decorations. Complete with 23 plates and three charts--two folding. Owner bookplate front paste down each volume. Spines mildly sunned. 8vo. xxvi, [2], 472; iv, 452 pp.

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        ON A PECULIAR CLASS OF ACOUSTICAL FIGURES; AND ON CERTAIN FORMS ASSUMED BY GROUPS OF PARTICLES UPON VIBRATING ELASTIC SURFACES. In Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society of London for the Year MDCCCXXXI (1831) Part I. and Part II. pp. 299-340. [The inspiration for the discovery of Electrical Induction]

      London:: Richard Taylor,, 1831. First Edition. Near Fine. Offered is a Near Fine First Edition entire unbound (never bound) volume of the Philosophical Transactions for 1831 with scattered foxing. Unbound sheets are housed in custom black cloth covered clamshell box with gilt lettering on spine label. A very unusual format, rarely seen. 4to.

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        Narrative of a Voyage from Montego Bay, in the Island of Jamaica to England? across the Island of Cuba to Havanna: from thence to Charles Town, South Carolina, Newcastle on the Delaware, and Baltimore, Maryland; and by land to Washington and back? in 1810

      From Cuba to the United States, going through Florida and Washington. 1831. London. C.J.G. & F. Rivington. In 8vo (194 mm x 115 mm). Folding map in colour + iv + 112. Contemporary polished speckled calf, boards with interlacing fillets, spine richly tooled, with lettering pieces in red and blue; front cover becoming detached, minor rubbing. A fine copy, with the map in rich contemporary colour, some foxing, else fine.First edition. A rare work not cited by Sabin or any other usual references; furthermore, no copy has apparently sold at auction. Hallam describes in the form of a journal his voyage starting on 14th September 1809, when he sailed off Montego Bay on-board the schooner Mary for Trinidad, starting with a colourful note "... having John Hurlock, a free mulatto boy... who spoke Spanish, as my servant." The detail Hallam provides in his relation is remarkable, nothing escapes his eye, evidently interested in the architecture and conformation of the cities visited; on pp. 18 we find a thorough description of Havana as well as a description of the city ?"counting the churches, barracks, streets, and squares. The voyage took the author to Jamaica, Cuba, Florida, Charles Town, South Carolina, Newcastle, Delaware, Washington, Baltimore, Maryland, amongst other places. Illustrated with a folding map entitled \"Plan of the Harbour and City of Havanna.\"Provenance: John Sheepshanks engraved armorial ex libris on front paste down, art collector who presented his collection to the Victoria and Albert Museum in 1857; Joseph Y. Jeanes, ex libirs on front pastedown; and Isaac W. Jeanes II, ex libris on front pastwedown.

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        Lithographie-Porträt von Speckter nach Seidler. Doctor Ernst Stapf....

      Jena, Frommann, 1831.. circa 44 x 35,1 cm (Blatt). 1 Blatt verso weiß. Brustbild-Portrait, darunter Legende. Zu sehen ist der Arzt und Mediziner Johann Ernst Stapf (1788-1860), ein Vertrauter Hahnemanns und Verfechter der Homöopathie, Herausgeber des "Archivs für die homöopathische Heilkunst" und Herzoglich-Sächsischer Medizinalrat. - Leicht berieben. Gut erhalten.

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        SPEYK, Jan Carel Josephus van. - Het overrompelen der boot van Van Speyk. - Het springen der boot van Van Speyk.

      Amsterdam, Desguerrois, 1831.2 lithographed views depicting the attack and explosion of the gun-boat of Jan Carel Josephus van Speyk (1802-1831) after paintings by Petrus Johannes Schotel (1808-1865), by G. Craeyvanger. Each ca. 44 x 53 cm.* In Antwerp on the river Schelde, on February 5, 1831, Van Speyk' ship was boarded by revolution minded Belgians, who attempted to seize control. He fired his pistol into a barrel of gunpower setting off an enormous explosion, destroying the ship and killing dozens of people, himself included. Van Speyk became a great Dutch hero for his courageous, or crazy, actions. - A fine set.Muller, Historieplaten, 6604 & 6614 ; See De Vries, De lucht in gevlogen, de hemel in geprezen.

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        Narrative of a voyage to the Pacific and Beering's Strait, to co-operate with the Polar Expeditions: . . . London, Henry Colburn, Richard Bentley (back of vol. 2 title-page: printed by Thomas Davison), 1831. 2 volumes. 4to. With 3 engraved maps (2 folding) , 23 full-page plates and views (14 steel-engraved, 5 aquatint and 4 lithographed), and 1 engraved illustration in the text. Modern half calf, gold-tooled spines.

      Forbes 772; Hill 93; Howes B309; O'Reilly & Reitman 849; Sabin 4347. First edition of Beechey's account of his celebrated Pacific voyage. It "is one of the most valuable of modern voyages and relates extensive visits to Pitcairn Island, Easter Island, the Tuamotu Archipelago, the Society Islands, the Mangareva (Gambier) Islands, and Tahiti, Alaska, Hawaii, Macao, Okinawa, and the coast of California" (Hill).The account concludes with an extensive appendix, including remarks on fossils, a vocabulary of the language of the western Alaskan Eskimos, tables of geographical positions, and meteorological observations (including 5 pages on the aurora borealis).Slightly browned and foxed, some tears and smudges, marginal restorations and reinforcement in a view leaves, but still in good condition. A classic, well-illustrated account of a Pacific voyage.

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        Derrotero de la navegacion á las Islas Filipinas. Seville, José M. Geofrin, 1862. 4to. With 2 small woodcuts and several letterpress tables in the text. Contemporary green half sheepskin.

      Bibl. Mar. Espanola 1831; Palau 146856; Vindel 834; WorldCat (4 copies); not in Robertson, Bibl. of the Philippine Islands. First and only edition of a rare and important Spanish pilot guide giving detailed sailing instructions for a voyage from Cádiz (Spain) to the Philippines. It opens with an introductory chapter on winds, with two tables listing the hurricanes of the two hemispheres. The main text describes the route from Spain to the Cape of Good Hope, Amsterdam Island and Manila, giving the coordinates of all important islands and straits as well as descriptions of the relevant monsoons. Besides the Philippines it describes the Moluccas, Java, Lombok, Makassar, Dampier Strait, etc. It concludes with a table indicating the heights of several mountains. The author was first pilot of the Carrera de Indias and collected the material for the present volume on numerous voyages to the Philippines. He wrote his guide to fill a gap, since Spanish navigators still used extracts from Horsburgh's outdated Observations on the navigation of the eastern seas, first published in 1797. Some spotting, first flyleaf damaged, but the binding still sound with the corners and spine slightly rubbed.

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        Carta Esferica que comprende desde el Morro de S.ta Marta en la coste del Brasil hasta el Cabo de San Antonio en e Rio de la Plata.

      1831 - Madrid: Direccion de Hidrografia, 1827. Touches of original colour. 660 x 980mm. Blind stamp of the Direccion de Hidrografia. Faint ink offset. A large and detailed chart of the South American coastline from Morro de Santa Marta, just inside Brazil, through Uruguay to the Rio de la Plata, to Buenos Aires in Argentina. Three insets give details of Montevideo, Maldonado & Buenos Aires. The lighthouses are marked in colour.

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        Returns Relative to the Settlement on the Swan River... [bound with] Further Returns Relative to the Settlement on the Swan River

      London: 28 February 1831 and 31 March, 1831. Two works bound together, foolscap folio, 30 & 19 pp. respectively; in handsome modern red quarter morocco, gilt. Earliest official reports from Swan River: Stirling, Roe, Dale & Irwin. Two very rare reports, setting out the earliest official information on the Swan River colony to be published in England. The reports were published within a fortnight of each other in 1831, and print a wealth of information from the new colony. The first report begins with a list of the vessels sent to Swan River (headed by the Parmelia), the salaries of the main officials, and a long and informative dispatch from Governor Stirling to Sir George Murray. The report concludes with abstracts of settlers from the General Muster Book, other settlers, and a list of land claims. The second report is even more detailed, printing material by some of the most important settlers. Of note is a letter from Stirling, two succinct but important reports of inland exploration, including one to Cape Leeuwin, undertaken by the indefatigable John Septimus Roe, and a third report by Lieutenant Dale, the officer responsible for the famous Swar River panorama, but here describing an expedition east of the Darling Mountains. The report concludes with a fourth notice of a series of attacks made on Lieutenant Dale's party by local tribesmen, written by F.C. Irwin of the 63rd Regiment.

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        Returns Relative to the Settlement on the Swan River? [bound with] Further Returns Relative to the Settlement on the Swan River?

      28 February 1831 and 31 March, London - Two works bound together, foolscap folio, 30 & 19 pp. respectively; in handsome modern red quarter morocco, gilt. Earliest official reports from Swan River: Stirling, Roe, Dale & Irwin. Two very rare reports, setting out the earliest official information on the Swan River colony to be published in England. The reports were published within a fortnight of each other in 1831, and print a wealth of information from the new colony. The first report begins with a list of the vessels sent to Swan River (headed by the Parmelia), the salaries of the main officials, and a long and informative dispatch from Governor Stirling to Sir George Murray. The report concludes with abstracts of settlers from the General Muster Book, other settlers, and a list of land claims. The second report is even more detailed, printing material by some of the most important settlers. Of note is a letter from Stirling, two succinct but important reports of inland exploration, including one to Cape Leeuwin, undertaken by the indefatigable John Septimus Roe, and a third report by Lieutenant Dale, the officer responsible for the famous Swar River panorama, but here describing an expedition east of the Darling Mountains. The report concludes with a fourth notice of a series of attacks made on Lieutenant Dale's party by local tribesmen, written by F.C. Irwin of the 63rd Regiment. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        pour faire suite aus Souvenirs d'une femme, sur les principaux personnages de la république, du consulat, de l'empire et de la restitution.

      1-6. Paris, chez Ladvocat, 1831. 8vo. (2),+ xvi,+ 384; (2),+ 419; (2),+ 399; (2),+ 391; (2),+ 397; (2),+ 400 pp. Browning and slight foxing. Somewhat later 19th-century half calf, gilt spines with red and blue labels. Six volumes. Ida Saint-Elme (1776-1845), born as Maria Johanna Elselina Versfelt, was a Dutch writer and stage actress with an adventurous life, including a love affair with General Michel Ney whom she followed during the napoleonic wars. Her nowaday fame is mainly due to her memoires, "Mémoires d'une contemporaine" published 1827-28 under the pseudonym Contemporaine. After the napoleonic wars she made a carrer as actress ans writer. She visited Egypt in 1830. Her memoires cased some scandal and made her called "Casanova femelle"

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        The Water-Witch

      Carey & Lea, Philadelphia 1831 - Philadelphia: Carey & Lea, 1831. First Edition. BAL 3847, without catalog and with "mnch" for "much" on page 3, line 1, of volume two. Two volumes in one. 7"x4.25"; v1 256 pp., v2 251 pp. Half calf with marbled boards, black morocco spine label. Boards scuffed, bumped, spine leather somewhat sunned. Light foxing throughout, inked names at top of title page of volume two. Just a bit short Very Good by accurate standards, but it faces up substantially better. Handsome. First American edition of James Fenimore Cooper's tale of Tom Tiller, the bold and kind smuggler, a sympatico outlaw who represented an America ideal of the time - bucking the system against the commerce-controlling British. Scarce state. As always, please feel free to ask questions or request additional scans. L8 [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Indenture between Solomon Levey and Jacob Wyer for Land facing Hyde Park on Elizabeth Street, Sydney

      1831. Original manuscript 4 pages; 49 x 30 cms. including a watercolour plan signed and dated by P.L. Berni. some wear to folds otherwise in fine condition. A very unusual and decorative manuscript document between the noted emancipist and businessman Solomon Levey (here Levy) and Jacob Wyer for the purchase of a large block of land between Elizabeth and Castlereagh Streets in Sydney. The indenture includes a fine ink and watercolour map of the land by P.L. Berni. Solomon Levey (1794-1833) an emancipist and merchant was sentenced to transportation at the Old Bailey in October 1813, duly arriving in Sydney in the Marquis of Wellington in January 1815. He began his business career almost immediately and was soon dealing in real estate and supplying the government store. "Levey prospered as store-keeper, shipbroker and agent and by 1825 claimed a turnover of £60,000 a year. He had sealing interests and a base at Tahiti whence he imported island products in his own ships; he was a partner in a water-mill at Liverpool, owned a rope factory, and had grazing properties and land grants in the Counties of Argyle and Cumberland. Soon after his pardon he became a proprietor of the Bank of New South Wales… In June 1825 Levey joined forces with Daniel Cooper… [and on] 6 May 1826 the firm Cooper & Levey was founded, each of the partners bringing £30,000 into the joint-stock enterprise. As importers, exporters, woolbuyers, shipowners and shipbuilders, shipping agents, whalers and sealers and with their general store at the Waterloo Warehouse in George Street, Sydney, they had a large share of the colony's business." (Australian Dictionary of Biogrpahy). Solomon Levey was one of the most successful early Jewish settlers (albeit it reluctantly) in Australia. In Australian Genesis by J.S. Levi an entire chapter is devoted to his life and business interests. It notes "Solomon Levey's prison has become his promised land" on page 71. Such a charming watercolour makes this particular document quite unusual.

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        Facts Relating to the Punishment of Death in the Metropolis

      London: James Ridgway, 1831. Small octavo, xii, 198pp., with final leaf of advertisements; a fine copy in splendid crushed brown morocco with gilt lettering by Sangorski and Sutcliffe. Probably the most personal of Wakefield's books, an investigation into English criminology and particularly Newgate Prison, based in part on his own incarceration. This forthright and engaging insight into criminal life and incarceration in nineteenth-century London pleads for greater understanding of criminal behaviour and psychology as the key to the successful reform of the courts, the prison system and transportation to Australia. Facts Relating to the Punishment of Death in the Metropolis was published two years after Wakefield's release from Newgate. Despite a reputation for obstinacy, Wakefield was by most accounts a charismatic man who conversed deeply with his fellow prisoners. These testimonies make his account of criminal life both vivid and insightful. Wakefield introduced the notion that punishment was an effective deterrent due to its certainty rather than its severity, and this persuasive book is an important work in the history of criminology written from first-hand experience within the prison system, and concludes with a chapter of sixteen pages critical of the transportation of felons to the Australian colonies.

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        Attempts in verse, By John Jones, An old servant: With Some account of the writer, Written by himself: And An introductory Essay On the Lives and works of our uneducated poets, By Robert Southey, Esq

      Poet Laureate. London: John Murray, Albemarle Street, 1831. Half-title not called for; pp.[xvi]+332; recent half natural calf, spine raised over cords, ruled blind on sides, lettered gilt on spine in second and third compartments, marbled sides; t.e yellow, fore- and lower- edges very lightly trimmed. Title-page a little marked at edges from turn-ins of original binding, and a few scattered fox-spots or small marks, pretty well confined to margins; otherwise a very nice copy of a scarce title. In the 168pp. of Southey’s Introduction he considers, with examples of their verse, John Taylor the Water-Poet, Stephen Duck, James Woodhouse, John Bennet, Ann Yearsley, and John Frederick Bryant. All books listed by Robert Temple are first editions unless otherwise stated.

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        The Van Diemen's Land Anniversary and Hobart-Town Almanack for the Year 1831. With Embellishments

      Hobart: James Ross, 1831. 24mo, xii, xxxii, 296 pp., with a folding frontispiece map and eleven plates (some folding, two handcoloured); a very nice copy in original cloth with printed label (now worn, hinges tender), preserved in custom folding case. A very good, very early Tasmanian almanac, with a series of interesting maps and views. Among the views, all published by Ross in Hobart, are: "Chart of Sullivan's Cove Hobart Town" showing the proposed improvements; "Front View of the New Church and King's Male and Female Orphan Schools"; "Miss Debney's Establishment for Young Ladies"; the hand-coloured "Signals made at Mulgrave Battery on the approach of Vessels to the Derwent"; as well as views of Emu's Bay, the Mewstone, and Macquarie Harbour. One of the engravings is by the celebrated colonial artist Thomas Bock, while some of the views are after drawings by Lempriere (Thomas James Lempriere, 1796-1852, emigrated to Van Diemen's Land in 1822 and from 1826 was commissariat store keeper at the penal settlements on Maria Island and Macquarie Harbour; various fine views by him are held in Tasmanian institutions). With ownership signature of Tasmanian barrister Robert Pitcairn (1802-1861).

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        Four 1831 signed letters by Ramon Musquiz, the political chief of the Department of Texas, each informing the Mayor of Goliad of a communication from the Governor of Coahuila and Texas, one dated just nine days after Musquiz gave the ?come and get it? cannon to the town of Gonzales for protection against hostile Indians

      [San Antonio de] Bexar, Texas, Feb-Sept 1831 Ramon Musquiz was appointed the political chief of the Department of Texas by the Governor of Coahuila and Texas in January 1828. He served until July 7, 1834 when health reasons forced him to resign. Musquiz favored the rights of the Anglo-American colonists in Texas and was a friend of Stephen F. Austin. While in office, he attempted to mediate disputes between the colonists and the Mexican authorities.Musquiz continued to be involved in public affairs and, in 1835, was elected Vice-Governor of Coahuila and Texas, but the national congress annulled the election. General Martin Perfecto de Cos then appointed Musquiz to assist in negotiations between the Texans and the Mexican Army after the Siege of Bexar, the first major campaign of the Texas Revolution. From October until early December 1835, an army of Texan volunteers laid siege to a Mexican Army in San Antonio de Bexar. Musquiz was present at the fall of the Alamo on March 6, 1836, and assisted in identifying the bodies of the defenders.

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        The Life of Samuel Johnson, LL.D. Including A Journal of a Tour to the Hebrides. A New Edition. With Numerous Additions and Notes, by John Wilson Croker

      London, John Murray, 1831.. 8°, Ledereinband. Very Good. Five (5) volumes, octavo; engraved frontispiece in each volume. Bound by Morrell in polished calf, gilt-decorative spines, red and green leather labels, ruled covers and dentelles, marbled endpapers, all edges gilt. A tight, bright set.

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        Piece of a walnut rafter retrieved by the Rev. Ransopher from New Salem?s Onstott cooper shop with 1949 provenance ? Lincoln would feed wood shavings to the fire which he read by when he and Onstott studied law at night

      New Salem, Illinois, 1831-1837 ?The Wisconsin Magazine of History,? June 1943, reported that ?Lincoln High School students, Wisconsin Rapids, were rapt listeners to the Lincoln lecture delivered by the Rev. O.B. Ransopher, of the local Baptist Church. The 2,028 Lincolniana items, which he has gathered in thirty-five years, were displayed at the high school. His most remarkable experience, incident to collecting, was a several-hour visit with Robert Todd Lincoln in 1921, although his hobby dates from 1908 after he had visited the tomb of Lincoln.? A full page illustrated article titled ?Lincoln Collection on Exhibit in County Museum? appeared in the February 1, 1967 edition of the ?Kokomo (Ind.) Tribune.? An 8.5? x 11? photocopy of the page is present. In part, ?At a tribute to the nation?s 16th president, the Rev. Oliver B. Ransopher, noted Lincoln expert, is displaying his collection at the Howard County Historical Museum. Mr. Ransopher, acting curator of the museum, is noted as an author and lecturer on the life of Lincoln ...Collecting

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        Del Costume Veneziano sino al Secolo Decimosettimo [XVII]. Saggio.

      Venezia, Tipografia di Commercio, 1831.. 157 S. Priv. HLd. der Zeit.. In ital. Sprache. Mit dem gestochenen Titel und den 19 Tafeln. - R. fachmännisch restauriert mit Orig. RSchildchen, Besitzsign. a. V., etw. fleckig u. stockfleckig, Ebd. berieben, Gbrsp., Tafel 3 und 4 falsch eingebunden (müssen aufgeschnitten werden). - Mit den beeindruckenden Kupfertafeln.

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        Ahrlandschaft mit Burgruine i.Hgr. ('Site Pres d'Altenahr').

      . Lithographie v. Jean Nicolas Ponsart b. Thierry (vormals Engelmann) in Paris, 1831, 20,5 x 29,5. (Bilder zum Artikel auf meiner Homepage, oder bei Anfrage - pictures on my homepage or after request)

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        Litho.- Karte, von 2 Lithosteinen gedruckt und bereits zusammengesetzt, von Rudolph Schlicht bei Ph. Christmann in Neustadt an der Haardt, "Special-Karte des Königreichs Polen. Nebst einem Theile von Ostpreussen, Lithauen. Wolhynien, Galizien und Schlesien".

      . dat. 1831, 77,5 x 56 (H). Seltene, großformatige Polenkarte. Der Titel befindet sich oben links, am unteren Rand zwei Kästen mit Erklärungen bzw. einer Statistik zum Königreich Polen. - Mittig Warschau. Gebiet Danzig - Tilsit, Grodno - Lemberg, Lemberg - Krakau, Kalisz - Bromberg.

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        Topo-geographisch-statistisches Lexicon vom Königreiche Bayern, oder alphabetische Beschreibung aller im Königreiche Bayern enthaltenen Kreise, ... In 2 Bänden.

      Erlangen, Palm und Ernst Enke, 1831.. XII, 1132; 1192, XIV Seiten, 1 Blatt. Gr.-8 , 16 x 24 cm. Pappbände der Zeit.. Einbände berieben, bestoßen. Ein Bd. am Rücken eingerissen. Wenige Blätter gering stockfleckig. Exlibris auf dem Vorsatz. - Insgesamt wohlerhaltene Exemplare.

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        Le grand Glacier de Madatsch prise près l'auberge nommée Cantoniera

      Tirolo - Mandatsch 1831 - Veduta della locanda "Cantoniera" sulla strada per lo Stelvio e del ghiacciaio del Madatsch mm 143x191

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        Plan of a Company to be Established for the Purpose of Founding a Colony in Southern Australia

      London: Ridgway and Sons, 1831. Octavo, 74 pp., three folding maps with original outline hand-colouring; a lovely copy in later half green morocco gilt, bookplate. The first proposal to colonise South Australia. A foundation document for South Australia: 'the first proposal to colonize South Australia' (Ferguson), with three fine maps detailing Spencer's Gulf, Port Lincoln and Kangaroo Island. This is Wakefield's bold proposal for a company formed to establish a colony of free settlers using privately raised funds to provide assisted emigration for working men and their wives; such a settlement would, he hoped, be entirely free from the problems and stigma of convict labour. With the help of wealthy young liberals recently graduated from Trinity College Cambridge, Wakefield initiated the National Colonization Society of 1830. This booklet encapsulates the ideas and vision of this ambitious society; it was short-lived however, and had disbanded by 1831. Wakefield continued his quest for a colony with the help of other backers (see following item). The booklet opens with a prospective charter of the company, to be formed with a hefty capital reserve of £500,000 raised by the issue of shares at £50 each. The charter details provisions for the sale of land at a fixed price, measures to promote emigration of both sexes in equal proportion through the assisted passage of married couples, the prohibition of convict labour, free trade and a militia for defence. Provisions for road building, infrastructure, education and even a circulating library for the education and betterment of the citizens are likewise detailed. The promotional text of the booklet draws upon earlier published accounts of the region, including those of Flinders, Baudin and King. An appendix publishes a glowing account of the region by Captain George Sutherland who visited the region in 1819 on the brig Governor Macquarie to obtain salt and seal skins from Kangaroo Island.

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        The State of New South Wales, in December, 1830 ; in a Letter by R.S. Hall, proprietor and editor of the Sydney Monitor

      London: Joseph Cross, 1831. Octavo pamphlet, 24 pp., stitch-sewn, bookplate; a remarkable copy in the original yellow printed wrappers; preserved in an attractive blue quarter morocco box, gilt. In remarkable original condition. A remarkably fine copy of this rarity, in the original yellow printed wrappers. 'A rare pamphlet containing a description of New South Wales and a plea for the continuance of transportation to the colony. It advocates also the introduction of trial by jury and an elective legislature' (Ferguson). The essay was published in London by Joseph Cross, without doubt the most significant promoter of the Australian colonies in the period, his best-known and perhaps most influential publication having been Atkinson's Account of the State of Agriculture & Grazing in New South Wales (1826). This influential essay was addressed to Robert Gouger, then serving as Secretary to the National Colonization Society, who would become heavily involved in the founding of the colony in South Australia. The nine main topics are as follows: notes on diseases ("New South Wales… is a healthy colony"), climate, soil, convict labourers ("the chief course of all our prosperity, in the absence of slave labour"), a description of emigrants wanted (in which section the first priority is given to "Wine and olive dressers from the South of Europe"), precautions for emigrants, a comparison of NSW with North America and the Cape of Good Hope, and the requirements to make the colony suitable for British emigration. Hall's work also includes several interesting remarks in the form of footnotes, at different points quite critical of the main essay - it is probably fair to assume that these remarks were added by Gouger in reply. Edward Smith Hall (here erroneously referred to as "R.S. Hall") was the sole-proprietor and printer of the polemical Sydney newspaper the Monitor, which was founded in 1826 and played an important role in contemporary politics; it was one of the papers that Governor Darling tried to curb with his so-called "gagging Act", and Hall was routinely in the dock regarding the endless libel cases that clogged the Supreme Court of the day. Hall was a real mover and shaker in Sydney, helping found the Bank of New South Wales, the Benevolent Society of New South Wales, and becoming a joint editor of the Australian, retaining the position even after he had left the Monitor in 1838 (see J.A. Ferguson, 'Edward Smith Hall and the "Monitor",' JRAHS, XVII, pp. 163-200). Bob Edwards purchased this copy at the Davidson sale of 2006, the only known sale of this work in decades.

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        The Horseman's Manual. Being a Treatise on Soundness, The Law of Warranty, and Generally on the Laws Relating to Horses

      London: Alfred Miller, 137, Oxford Street, 1831. First edition. 12mo. xii, 132 pp. Full tan polished calf, triple fillet borders, spine gilt with red morocco lettering pieces, a.e.g. by Wood. Contemporary ink presentation at head of "With the Publishers Compts." Ormond Blyth, Kenneth Baker Schley bookplates. A few stray traces of foxing. Fine. Podeschi 141 (Butterworth imprint, noting title page with blank verso); Huth p. 117; Loder 260; The Book Collector (1968), Bibliographical queries 231, 492q . Surtees' first book, and the only one to bear his name; it was written when the novelist-to-be was, somewhat off-handedly, practicing law in London. The Horseman's Manual is rich in incident and anecdote, and deals in a straightforward way with the laws of horse-dealing and soundness, a subject close to Surtees' heart and one which appears often in his novels. The author would have appreciated the fact that this youthful work is probably the most bibliographically disputed book in the literature of sport - the point of controversy being the priority of the Miller or Butterworth imprint. The sheets of both issues are otherwise identical, and conjecture has been rife for a century. Both issues are extremely rare. Prior evidence tended towards Butterworth, a law publisher, but, despite lengthy briefs on both sides, the issue remains in doubt. The present copy, with the Miller title page, bears the printer's imprint on the verso of the title page, beneath a rule, "M. A. Pittman, 18, Warwick Square." as well as the imprint at foot of p. 132, beneath a long rule, "Printed by M. A. Pittman, Warwick-square, London." Steedman, in The Book Collector (1968), reports examining a presentation copy dated 27 Nov. 1830 (preceding the year printed on the title page), and the copy inscribed by Surtees to his father; both these bear the Miller imprint. "The English Catalogue of Books announced publication of this book: Miller, Nov. 30th 1830. It is unlikely that the Butterworth issue appeared earlier." A FINE COPY OF A RARE AND SIGNIFICANT BOOK

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        Landscape study of rocks, shrubs and trees

      Pencil sketch, 250 x 150mm., wove paper, signed 'Ann Piper', with manuscript poem of nine lines to reverse, initialled and dated 'J.P. March 21st 1831, (i.e. Jane Piper); slightly browned, very good condition. Framed. Very rare example of work by a singificant early woman colonist. Attractive landscape study in pencil of an Australian scene, most likely in the Sydney region, by Mary Ann Piper (circa 1790-1871), wife of the prominent military officer and settler John Piper (1773-1851). Piper was commissioned as an Ensign in the newly formed New South Wales Corps and arrived in New South Wales aboard the Pitt in 1792. In 1793 he requested a transfer to Norfolk Island, possibly to avoid a scandal, but returned to Sydney in 1795 after distinguished service. A close associate of John Macarthur, Piper stood as a second for him in a duel with their commanding officer William Paterson; Piper was arrested and tried by court-martial in 1802 but was acquitted. In 1804 he returned to Norfolk Island, where he is thought to have commenced his liaison with Mary Ann Shears. 'Legend has grown up like a hedge of thorns about this girl until it seems impossible to discover the truth' (M. Barnard Eldershaw, The Life and Times of Captain John Piper, p. 27). The daughter of James Shears and Mary Wilson, two First Fleet convicts transferred to Norfolk Island, she was approximately 15 years old when Piper declared his love. Colonial records indicate she had borne two sons when the couple left for in England in 1811 and a further two children by the time of their return to Australia in February 1814. They married two years later on 10 February 1816. Ann Piper - as she was usually known - went on to become an important and cultured figure in the colony, painted in great state by Augustus Earle in the 1820s. The present sketch shows that she was versed in the skills of topographical drawing, and seems to date from around 1831, the date of a charming poem by the Piper's eldest daughter Jane to the reverse. Although uncaptioned, the scene with its accurate rendering of weathered sandstone is very reminiscent of formations in the Sydney region. We have not previously seen any work by Ann Piper and this slight sketch captures in a rare artistic way a higher ideal of daily life enjoyed by only few colonial women.

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        Autograph letter signed to the Bishop of Exeter

      1831. <p>Lyell, Charles (1797-1875). Autograph letter signed in the third person to the Rt. Rev. Henry Phillpotts (1778-1869), Bishop of Exeter. 1 sheet. N.p., 21 March 1831. 187 x 234 mm. Lacunae in upper and lower margins where seal was removed (not affecting text), light soiling, but very good.</p> <p>&#147;Mr. Lyell presents his complts. to the Bp. of Exeter & incloses Mr. Curtis&#146;s card, who will be happy to see the Misses Phillpots & any of their friends who wish to see his entomological cabinets on any Friday between 10 & 4 o&#146;cl. . . .&#148; Lyell here refers to his friend John Curtis (1791-1862), author of the monumental British Entomology, Being Illustrations and Descriptions of the Genera of Insects Found in Great Britain and Ireland (1824-39). While Lyell was writing his famous Principles of Geology (1830-32), Curtis provided him with useful information on the geographical distribution of insects, and was also able to identify several genera of fossil insects found in Aix-en-Provence and Scotland. Lyell himself had a deep and abiding interest in entomology, having begun collecting insects while still a schoolboy; his biographer noted that &#147;never, even in old age, would [Lyell] lose his delight in the beauty of rare moths and butterflies&#148; (Wilson, p. 146). The Bishop of Exeter had an astonishing 18 children, at least some of whom apparently were interested in natural history. </p>

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        Narrative of a Voyage to the Pacific and Beering&#39;s Strait , to co-operate with the Polar Expeditions: performed in His Majesty&#39;s Ship Blossom

      London: Henry Colburn, 1831. Two volumes, quarto, with two large folding engraved maps, a double-page map, 23 plates (including four double-page); a little light spotting, less than usual, just noticeably affecting a few plates; bound without the half-titles and without the sometimes found advertisement leaf, but with the rare errata slip called for by Forbes and Hill (at start of second volume); contemporary polished olive calf gilt, spines gilt in compartments between raised bands with double labels; slight rubbing to covers but a really good set. The &#39;Admiralty&#39; issue in larger format. First edition of &#39;one of the most valuable of modern voyages&#39; (Sabin). This is a particularly handsome set of the full-size ("Admiralty" issue) quarto first edition on larger paper, scarce today with the reduced octavo version of the same year more often seen. HMS Blossom was commissioned as a relief expedition to Bering Strait to meet Parry and Franklin on their search for a Northwest passage, and to explore the areas of the Pacific on her route. The ship visited Easter Island, the Mangarevas (on which Beechey was the first European to land), sailed through the Tuamotus, reached Tahiti and made two significant stops in Hawaii. Beechey gives an especially good description of life in Hawaii in narrating his second visit, the significance of which is discussed in full by David Forbes in the Hawaiian National Bibliography. At Kamchatka Beechey learned of Parry&#39;s return, and spent July to October in Kotzebue Sound, tragically missing Franklin near Point Barrow, Alaska, by just fifty leagues. The next year he continued his exploration of the Arctic, entering Kotzebue Sound from the west. Additionally his book gives good accounts of his stops at San Francisco, Monterey, and Okinawa. Beechey also describes his important visit to Pitcairn Island, and publishes the detailed description of the mutiny on the Bounty that was told to him by John Adams, the last of the survivors. The fine engravings include two views of Pitcairn, one of California, and five of Okinawa.

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        Account of the Steps taken , in England, with a view to the establishment of an Academical Institution, or College, in New South Wales

      Sydney: Stephens and Stokes, 1831. Octavo, 27 pages, old (original?) marbled wrappers bound in; a little spotted, but a very good copy in recent half morocco with crimson spine label, a little rubbed, bookplate. A rare and early pamphlet by the prolific Lang, on the foundation of the Australian College, printed in Sydney by Stephens & Stokes the same year that they began publishing the Herald. In his preface, Lang discusses how the establishment of &#39;an Academical Institution, for the education of Youth&hellip; on the liberal and economical principles of the Schools and Colleges in Scotland&#39; had been a dream of his since he arrived in the colony in 1822. Lang returned to England in 1830, where he argued for the adoption of the scheme, and was pleased with the positive response. As a result of his efforts, the Australian College was opened in 1831, surviving until 1854: &#39;at its best in the late 1830s it appears to have been run very efficiently&#39; (ADB). One of the most attractive aspects of this pamphlet is the inclusion of a catalogue of "Donations for the Institution", which gives a glimpse of the resources available: these include, the works of Jeremy Bentham in thirty volumes octavo, donated by Bentham himself; scientific apparatus from Dr. Ure, late Professor of Natural Philosophy and Chemistry in Glasgow; and Boswell&#39;s Life of Johnson, "from a Young Gentleman in London". The work also contains much of interest regarding Lang&#39;s long-cherished plan of arranging for emigration to Australia, in particular the details of his involvement in chartering the famous Stirling Castle voyage. Ferguson knew at least one other copy in marbled wrappers, so it is likely that the old paper wrappers bound in here are indeed original.

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        FABULAS DE FLORIAN

      . Zustand: Excelente Einband: Encuadernacion de tapa dura. Madrid. 1831. 15X10. Corregidas y aumentadas por D. Jose Fernandez de la Vega Potau. 141Pag+2h+54 laminas. Contiene algun grabado manchado. Ref 8.8 Biblioteca A.

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        The Virginia Housewife: or, Methodical Cook

      Baltimore, MD: Plaskitt & Cugle, 1831. 'Stereotype edition with amendments and additions'. Copyright 1828; preface dated 1831. Full leather over boards; slightly raised bands on spine with gilt stamped title in panel and gilt stamped horizontal rules. Clean, square covers and spine; rubbed along cover edges, boards just exposed at front cover fore corners; 3/4 inch splits at joints at cover/spine head and tail but at rear cover/spine tail split is 2 inch; remains tightly bound; owner name on front pastedown; 2 contemporary newspaper clippings (recipes) attached to rear free end paper with straight pins; 1 contemporary newspaper clipping (recipe) attached to an interior leaf; foxing interior, otherwise clean; pasted to rear pastedown is blue 2 cent stamp: 'U.S. Inter. Rev. | Proprietary' with George Washington image with hand cancel mark/initial. 12mo, 180 pp. Cf, OCLC # 628235243.

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        Istituzioni di architettura statica e idraulica Terza edizione.

      presso i fratelli Negretti,, Mantova, 1831 - Due volumi legati in uno di cm. 29, pp. (8) 255 (1); 400. Con 68 tavole fuori testo (numerate 1-67, ma la num. 26 è doppia). Solida legatura coeva in mezza pelle, dorso a nervi con ricchi fregi in oro e titoli in oro su doppi tasselli. Solo un po' abraso uno dei tasselli, peraltro esemplare genuino, marginoso ed in eccellente stato di conservazione. Terza edizione di un testo che fece scuola e fu ristampato per tutto il diciannovesimo secolo e la cui stampa originale risale al 1826. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Theorie des resemblances. 3 vols. Presentation copy

      Paris: Treuttel & Wurtz, 1831-44. Paris: Treuttel & Wurtz, 1831-44. <p>Gama Machado, José Joachim de (1776-1861). Théorie des ressemblances, ou essai philosophique sur les moyens de déterminer les dispositions physiques et morales des animaux, d&#39;après les analogies de formes, de robes et de couleurs. 3 vols., 4to. 36 hand-colored lithograph plates: 20 (of 21) in Vol. I, 11 in Vol. II and 5 in Vol. III. Lacking plate 15 in Vol. I but with an additional unnumbered plate ("Cimitière des fourmis") not cited in the volume&#39;s plate list; Vol. II with a duplicate of the plate illustrating "Similitudes d&#39;origine" in Vol. III; Vol. III with 2 plates ("Mythologie indienne" and an untitled plate opposite p. 138) not cited in the volume&#39;s plate list. Paris: Treuttel & Würtz, 1831-44. 295 x 228 mm. (Vol. I); 300 x 230 mm. (Vol. II); 333 x 250 mm. (Vol. III). 19th century red moiré cloth, light wear at spines and corners, a few signatures starting in Vol. III. Some occasional foxing, light toning, some marginal dampstains in Vol. I, but on the whole very good. Presentation copy, inscribed by Gama Machado to Portuguese statesman and diplomat Rodrigo da Fonseca de Magalhaes (1787-1858) in all three volumes: "A son Excellence Monsieur le Conseiller d&#39;état Rodrigo da Fonseca Magalhaes, Pair du Royaume. Hommage très respectueux de l&#39;auteur J: J: da Gama Machado." Some additions and corrections in Gama Machado&#39;s hand in Vol. I.</p><p>First Edition of one of the most curious and bizarre illustrated works of natural history ever published. Issued in a very small edition, it is particularly rare with colored plates. A fourth volume (not included here) was published in 1858; this volume is extremely scarce, with only one copy (Bibliothèque nationale) recorded in OCLC. </p><p>Gama Machado was a native of Portugal who spent the last 55 years of his life in Paris, serving part of that time as councilor to the Portuguese embassy. An amiable eccentric, Gama Machado loved birds; he was often seen strolling the boulevards of Paris accompanied by one or more of the feathered creatures, and never traveled anywhere without his favorite parrot. After studying homeopathy, phrenology and physiognomy, Gama Machado took up natural history at the age of 50, familiarizing himself with the works of contemporary naturalists, comparative anatomists and embryologists. He developed a theory, expounded in the Théorie des ressemblances, that animals having the same form, color and outward appearance will also share the same habits and customs (a vague foreshadowing of ecological niche theory). Gama Machado&#39;s ideas were particularly influenced by the Renaissance physiognomist Giambattista Porta, who wrote about the "doctrine of signatures" and attempted to establish a scientific basis for the correspondence between external form and internal character by analyzing the likeness of various human features to those of animals. The Théorie des ressemblances illustrates Gama Machado&#39;s theories with striking plates done after his own drawings, illustrating (for example) the similarities between hyenas and bulldogs, brightly colored parrots and similarly colored flowers or insects, owls and moths, seals and basset hounds. One remarkable plate, titled "Gradation regulière de l&#39;homme," shows what appears to be an evolutionary sequence from frog to orangutan to "homme sauvage" (wild man); another shows Gama Machado, bird perched on shoulder, playing chess with the Siamese twins Chang and Eng.</p><p>Gama Machado presented this copy to Portuguese statesman Rodrigo da Fonseca Magalhães, one of the country&#39;s most important liberal political figures. The presentation took place some time after October 22, 1847, the date when da Fonseca Magalhães was made a Peer of the Realm ("Pair du Royaume"). Nissen, Zoologische Buchillustration, 1472. British Museum (Natural History) II, 637. </p>

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        Carta Esferica de la Costa de España desade Cabo S.n Vicente hasta P.ta Europa con la parte correspondiente de Africa.

      1831 - Madrid: Direccion de Hidrografia, 1831-. Touches of original colour. 630 x 925mm. Blindstamp of the Direccion de Hidrografia. Slight damp staining in margins.

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        JOURNAL OF A CRUISE OF THE UNITED STATES SCHOONER DOLPHIN, AMONG THE ISLANDS OF THE PACIFIC OCEAN; AND A VISIT TO THE MULGRAVE ISLANDS, IN PURSUIT OF THE MUTINEERS OF THE WHALE SHIP GLOBE

      New York: G. & C. & H. Carvill, 1831. New York:: G. & C. & H. Carvill,, 1831. First Edition. Very Good+. Very Good+ First Edition First Printing in handsome modern three quarter morocco, marbled board binding with spine in five compartments, gilt lettering title, date. New endpapers. Complete with frontispiece map of Mulgrave Islands (linen backed, tipped to verso of ffep). Moderate scattered foxing. Margins trimmed in the past with no loss of text. 12mo. iv, 1 (i. e. 5)-258 pp. Rare.

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        Etudes ou Discours historiques sur la chute de l'Empire romain, la naissance et les progrès du Christianisme et l'invasion des barbares; suivis d'une analyse raisonnée de l'histoire de France

      Paris, Lefevre 1831 - Livre ancien Edition originale de cet ouvrage peu connu, mais auquel Chateaubriand tenait beaucoup, et dans lequel il considère la religion chrétienne sous l&#146;angle philosophique et historique. Bel exemplaire en veau glacé de l&#146;époque. Condition : 4 vol. in-8, en demi-veau glacé bleu nuit, dos plat orné de fleurons en à froid et filets droits (reliure romantique), tranches jaspées. [Attributes: First Edition]

      [Bookseller: L'Oeil de Mercure]
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        Prag wie es war und wie es ist, nach Aktenstücken und den besten Quellenschriften geschildert. 2 Bände.

      Prag, J. G. Calve, (1831-32). Format: 8°.. XII, [2], 427, [1]; VIII, 546, [4] S.. Mit 2 Kupfertiteln mit Vignetten, 8 (3 gefalteten) Kupfertafeln und 2 vielfach gefalteten Kupferstichkarten.. OLeinen mit typographischem Rückenschild etwas berieben und beschabt, bestoßen, winzige Fehlstellen an Rückenschildern und Gelenken.. 2 Bände. Erste Ausgabe.. Wohlerhaltenes, vollständiges Exemplar in Originaleinbänden*** Erste Ausgabe. der umfangreichen Topographie der Stadt Prag, die auch einige Beiträge über die Bevölkerung, die Judenstadt, die öffentliche Einrichtungen etc. enthält. Das Werk ist historisch von Interesse, zeichnet sich aber insbesonder durch seine gut lesbare, literarische Darstellungsform aus, die kongenial mit zauberhaften Stahlstichtafeln illustriert wird: Wyssehrad, Domkirche (vom Georgiplatz und vom Schlossplatz), Königliche Burg, Kreuzherrn-Platz, Altstädter Ring, Alt- u. Neustadt in zweifach ausgefalteten Ansichten, jeweils über die Moldau mit der Karlsbrücke. Ferner sind eine Umgebungskarte, und ein detailreicher Stadtplan enthalten (vielfach gefaltet und sehr groß: 44 x 36 cm). Ein Plan mit Einriss und hinterlegt, wie üblich leicht wellig, nur ganz vereinzelt minimal fleckig bzw. gebräunt, aber insgesamt und durchgehend sehr sauber und frisch, gebunden in den seltenen Originaleinbänden, die farblich verschieden sind: Band I in beigebraunem, Band II in türkisfarbenem gelackten Feinleinen. Engelmann 778. Hayn-Gotendorf VI, 269.

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        Destiny; Or, The Chief&#39;s Daughter

      Edinburgh - Robert Cadell, 1831. Edinburgh - Robert Cadell, 1831 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. First edition. An attractivefirst edition set of Susan Edmonstone Ferrier&#39;s third and final novel. Ferrier (7 September 1782 5 November 1854) was a Scottish novelist. Her novels combine humour with vivid accounts of Scottish social life and sharp views on marriage and female education. Ferrier dedicated this final work to Sir WalterScott, a personal friend to whom many believe her studies of Scottish life are indebted to. With the bookplate of one John Bannerman to the front pastedown of each volume. Complete in three volumes. Condition: In interesting half calf bindings with marbled boards. Externally,a little rubbed with some wear and lifting to backstrips. Joints are starting although hinges remain firm. Internally, firmly bound. A few occasional spots and marks, most prominently to volume III, but generally a very bright, clean set. Overall: GOOD with a VERY GOOD interior..

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        Voyages of the Companions of Columbus

      Paris - A. and W. Galignani, 1831. Paris - A. and W. Galignani, 1831 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. Washington Irving&#39;s second work on Christopher Columbus. Irving&#39;s writings on Columbus are a mixture of history and fiction, a genre now called romantic history/historical fiction. Irving based them on extensive research in the Spanish archives, but also added imaginative elements aimed at sharpening the story. With a fold-out map showing the discoveries made by the companions of Columbus. Condition: In a half calf binding with marbled paper-covered boards. Externally, sound with shelfwear and rubbing. Internally, firmly bound. Front free endpaper is missing. Closed tear to fold-out map. Inscription to front pastedown, ink marks to title page and following two pages, and ink notes to recto of rear free endpaper. Bright but with light foxing throughout. Overall: GOOD ONLY.

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