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        pt. 35] Amaryllis Miniata

      Robert Havell 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: 6 ½” x 23”. Condition: Very Good. This splendid image is from the only edition of one of the finest monographs of the period, particularly exciting for the large size of the engravings and the spectacular presentation of the subject. The team of Priscilla Bury and the engraver Robert Havell surpassed their own goal as eloquently articulated in the preface of the work, which they described as “an endeavor to preserve some memorial of the brilliant and fugitive beauties of a particularly splendid and elegant tribe of plants.” The success of Bury’s work definitely owes much to the contributions of Robert Havell, who is best known for having engraved and colored the first edition of Audubon’s stunning “Birds of America.” Produced concurrently with Audubon’s work, Havell also engraved and colored Bury’s “Hexandrian Plants.” Both the Audubon aquatints and the Bury work exhibit Havell’s mastery of line, tone and color. Widely regarded as one of the most affecting color-plate botanical works of the period, the freshness and energy of Bury’s “Hexandrian Plants” is as distinctive today as it was at the time of publication. The work is rare, with the original subscribers list indicating that there were only 79 complete sets produced, many of which have not survived to the present day. These splendid examples are particularly notable and unique for originating from Havell’s personal copy of the “Hexandrian Plants,” which he never trimmed or bound for publication, leaving the margins full and ensuring the fineness of the engraving and coloring. Journal of the Society for the Bibliography of Natural History. Volume 5, Page 71-75 DOI 10.3366/jsbnh.1968.5.PART_1.71, ISSN 0260-9541 [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'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'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'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’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’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’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’s, Captain Beechey’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’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’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’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. ‘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.’ Could this have been Jedediah Smith? He was at Monterey and San Francisco during Beechey’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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        Sporting Notions

      London: T. McLean, 1831-33. - The Rarest Alken In ColorThe Comic Story of Men On Steeds At Unsafe SpeedsALKEN, Henry. Sporting Notions. London: T. McLean, 1831-33. First edition. Oblong quarto (10 1/4 x 14 1/8 in; 261 x 358 mm). Thirty-six hand-colored soft-ground etchings and aquatints with tissue guards, as issued without title page, watermarked 1831-1833.Contemporary half black morocco over pebbled paper boards with gilt-stamped vignette to upper board signed "Knight Sc." (Charles Parsons Knight). Some bubbling to cloth. Two plates with small margin tears professionally closed. , Schwerdt l, p.23. Occasional very light smudges to margins. A really fine copy of one of the finest and rarest Alken color plate books.Only one colored copy has come to auction within the last thirty-six years - the Jeanson copy sold at Christie's in 1987 and sold again at Christie's in 2012.The Plates:1. All he is fit for Sir, now is to be cut up.2. I have a Notion that the Brute is going to make the best of his way out.3. I had not the most distant Notion that my Horse was going to stop.4. I had a Notion that Timber jumping was quite an easy thing.5. I begin to have a Notion that my Horse is Dead.6. I have a Notion that this is what is called a Bog.7. I have a Notion that this may be called "Riding to the hounds at a Smashing rate."8. This gives me a Notion that its better to "Look before you leap."9. I have a Notion you must pull him over.10. I have a Notion that this will aBridge my Sport.11. I had no Notion of the Comforts of Hunting by Water.12. My good fellows have you any Notion.13. My dear fellows I have a Notion.14. My Notion is we shall get him up pretty shortly.15. Its my Notion that this is the only way.16. I have a Notion that my Horse looks like 40 Guineas to the Pound.17. Hav'nt you a Notion.18. I have a Notion that I don;t look like Mazeppa.19. Hallo you ditchers.20. I have a notion however hard work it is.21. I say my fine fellow.22. I had a Notion that that there was room for two.23. I have a notion that Ducrow could not excell this.24. I have a Notion that that even Chiffney.25. I have a Notion that anything is acceptable.26. I have a Notion that you are going the wrong way.27. I have a Notion that I have made a Bull.28. I have a notion you've made a damn near shot.29. I have a Notion he's pinn'd him.30. Woo - Woo- I have a notion that I shall lose him.31. I have a strong Notion.32. A Gad I had no Notion.33. Well I have a very strong Notion.34. I have a notion that that I am not quite up to this riding in Surry.35. I have a Notion that this is about the hardest mouthed Horse in England.36. I now have a Notion that yo should always Look before you Leap.Tooley 54. Siltzer p. 73. Dixon 95, Mellon/Snelgrove 34, Schwerdt l, p.23.Henry Alken worked in both oil and watercolor and was a skilled etcher. His earliest productions were published anonymously under the signature of "Ben Tallyho", but in 1816 he issued The Beauties & Defects in the Figure of the Horse comparatively delineated under his own name. From this date until about 1831, he produced many sets of etchings of sporting subjects mostly colored and sometimes humorous in character, the principal of which were: Humorous Specimens of Riding 1821, Symptoms of being amazed 1822, Symptoms of being amused 1822, Flowers from Nature 1823, A Touch at the Fine Arts 1824, and Ideas 1830. Besides these he published a series of books: Illustrations for Landscape Scenery and Scraps from the Sketch Book of Henry Alken in 1823, New Sketch Book in 1824, Sporting Scrap Book and Shakespeare's Seven Ages in 1827, Sporting Sketches and in 1831 and Sporting Notions (1831-1833), Illustrations to Popular Songs and Illustrations of Don Quixote, the latter engraved by John Christian Zeitter.Alken provided the plates picturing hunting, coaching, racing and steeplechasing for The National Sports of Great Britain (London, 1821). Alken, known as an avid sportsman,is best remembered for his hunting prints, many of which he engraved hi [Attributes: First Edition]

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        Istoria di Corsica. Seconda edizione rivista, corretta e illustrata con inediti documenti dall'avvocato G. C. Gregorj.

      Pise, Niccolo Capurro, 1827-1831, - 5 vol. in-4, [12]-CXL-198, 355-CXLIX, 471-CXV, 377-CLXI et 453-CX pp., avec deux portraits-frontispices lithographiés sous serpentes, dont un grand en dépliant (Pozzo di Borgo), cartonnage crème rigide, dos lisses, titre poussé à la fois sur les dos et au centre des plats (reliure de l'éditeur). Rousseurs, mais bon exemplaire, grand de marges. Première réédition de cette chronique publiée originellement en 1594 (une tentative de 1820 n'avait abouti qu'à l'impression d'une nouvelle préface). Elle a été donnée par l'avocat Giovanni Carlo Gregori (1797-1852) aux frais du comte Charles-André Pozzo di Borgo (1764-1842), le grand ennemi des Bonaparte. Il faudra attendre 1888 et la version de l'abbé Lucien Auguste Letteron pour disposer d'une traduction française. L'archidiacre Anton Pietro Filippini, né en 1529 à Vescovato, avait continué l'histoire de la Corse de Giovanni della Grossa (1388-1470), pour la période allant de 1559 à 1594, et donc en couvrant les opérations de Sampiero (Sampieru Corsu, 1498-1567). Il est mort l'année même de la publication de son oeuvre. Roland Bonaparte, Une excursion en Corse, p. 190. [Attributes: Hard 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’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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        The Fossil Flora of Great Britain: or Figures and Descriptions of the Vegetable Remains Found in a Fossil State in this Country: 3 Vols. 1st Eds.;

      London James Ridgeway -1837 1831 - HARDBACKS, original uniform half-calf with cloth covered boards, raised bands and green rules on spines, marbled end-papers, pages: Vol. 1; li, x, 218, [v] - index; Vol. 2; xxviii, 208 - incl. index; Vol. 3; 230, [ii] - index, Vol 1; with ribbon page markers, plates 79, Vol. 2; plates 80-156, Vol. 3; plates 157-230, each with tissue guards, 135mm x 222mm (5.25" x 8.75"), from the library of The Sedgwick Museum (without library marks), signature of William Atkinson on front end-papers, head, tails and corners bumped and lightly rubbed, covers lightly used, light off-setting of some plates, otherwise an unusually fine set, with superb plates. This is a heavy set and will incur additional postage.

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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'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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        La ville de Come et le palais Raimondi prise depuis la route Suisse

      Lago di Como - Como 1831 - Veduta generale della città con Villa Olmo in primo piano mm 146x194

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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'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'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'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's sense of his own magisterial largesse. The lease concludes as follows (here interspersed with manuscript notations regarding the date of its issue): '…Witness our trusty and well-beloved Colonel George Arthur our Lieutenant Governor of Van Diemen'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.'.

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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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