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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.

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Weinek]
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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)

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Norbert Haas]
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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.

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Nikolaus Struck]
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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.

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Mertens & Pomplun GbR (Versa]
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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

      [Bookseller: Sergio Trippini]
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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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      . 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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      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]

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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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        The speeches of the Right Honourable William Huskisson, with a biographical memoir, supplied to the editor from authentic sources.

      London: John Murray 1831 - 3 vols., 8vo., engraved portrait frontispiece in vol.I, xxiv + 268 + 320 and viii + 574 and viii + 688pp., with the half-titles in vols.II and III, and with 2pp. lithographic facsimile of a Huskisson autograph letter in vol.I, later 19th century full polished calf gilt with raised bands and contrasting labels, top edges gilt, others uncut. Fine copies. From the late 19th century library of the Earl of Portsmouth, with the inscription 'Earl of Portsmouth, Hurstbourne Park Library, 1880' on fly-leaf.> First collected edition. William Huskisson (1770-1830), statesman, President of the Board of Trade (1823-7), became an important contributor to the key economic and financial debates of the period from ca. 1804-1830. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Letters to a Young Naturalist

      London- Longman, Rees, Orme, Brown, and Green, 1831. London- Longman, Rees, Orme, Brown, and Green, 1831 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. First edition. A charming book on natural history, with many in-text illustrations and diagrams. First edition. James Drummond (late 1786 or early 1787 26 March 1863) was a botanist and naturalist who was an early settler in Western Australia. With copperplate inscription to front blank, Margaret Jane Cann Lippincott, from Henry H. Joy, July 3rd 1838. Condition: In a calf binding. Externally, sound with slight wear to extremities. Internally, firmly bound, bright with scattered spots, more pronounced to first and last few pages. Overall: VERY GOOD.

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        Die reine und angewandte Elementar-Mathematik. 3 Bände.

      München, Auer für Franz, 1831.. Mit 7 gefalteten lithographischen Tafeln und Tabelle. Seite (III)-XVIII (2), 488, LXXVI Seiten; XIV (2), 225 Seiten; Seite (III)-XIV (2), 214 (2) Seiten. Seide der Zeit mit goldgeprägtem, gekrönten Monogramm "W", Goldschnitt.. Erste Ausgabe. Der bayrische Oberst und Militärschriftsteller Joseph Schmölzl (1805-1884) war im Auftrag der bayrischen Regierung lange Zeit im technischen Dienst in Griechenland tätig und veröffentlichte zahlreiche mathematische und technische Werke. Vgl. ADB XXXII,61. - Ohne die Vortitel von Band 1 und 3. - Einbandvergoldung etwas oxydiert, Einbände leicht angeschmutzt, Rücken unten mit kleinen Nummernschildchen. Innen kaum fleckig, meist frisch erhalten. Aus dem Besitz des Herzogs Wilhelm in Bayern (1752-1837).

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        This present Saturday, April 30, 1831 will be performed a new grand opera ... To which will be added (24th time) a new melo-drama called Neuha's Cave, or, The South Sea mutineers : partly founded on Lord Byron's poem "The Island"

      London: Covent Garden, 1831. London:: Covent Garden,. 1831.. Ephemera. Good + overall. ... To which will be added (24th Time) a new Melo-Drama called ... Partly founded on Lord Byron&#146;s Poem &#147;The Island&#148;. The Melo-Drama produced under the Direction of Mr. Farley. Scarce playbill on the mutiny on the Bounty, advertising a performance of Neuha's Cave at the Theatre Royal, Covent Garden, on Saturday April 30, 1831, with the opening show a grand opera, 'Azor and Zemira; or, the Magic Rose, founded upon the fairy Tale of the Beauty and the Beast'. Also advertised is the "new comedy of 'The Exquisites'. Neuha&#146;s Cave was partially based on Lord Byron&#146;s romantic poem 'The Island' in which he writes of Torquil, one of the Bounty mutineers, who marries a native woman, Neuha; they escape being captured by the English in search of them by hiding in a cave. The main roles in this production are: Captain Boldweather, (Commander of the Narcissa,) Mr. BAKER; Sprayling, (Second Mate,) Mr. G. BENNETT; and Torquil (Third Mate,) Mrs. VINING. The Islanders are: Fegee, (Sovereign of the Tonga, or Friendly Isles,) Mr. COLLETT; Attoo, Mr. F. SUTTON; Tahamea, Mr. BRADY; and Neuha, (Daughter of the Chief), Miss TAYLOR. Interestingly, the part of Torquil was played by a female actress, Mrs. Vining. The choice of a woman for the role was addressed in a review by the London Literary Gazette: "By the way, would not the character of Torquil have been more interesting in the hand of a male performer? Mrs. Vining played with great spirit. We mean not to depreciate her efforts; but there appeared to us to be no reason for pressing her into her blue pantaloons:. ('The London Literary Gazette; and Journal of Belles Lettres, Arts, Sciences & c'., Saturday, April 9, 1831. p 236). Trimmed close at top edge, otherwise very good. 8 1/2 x 13 1/4". .

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        A new picture of Newcastle upon Tyne; or, an historical and descriptive view of the town and county of Newcastle upon Tyne, Gateshead, and environs, presenting a luminous guide to the stranger on all subjects connected with general information, business, or amusement.

      Edinburgh, A. Balfour and co., 1831. 12:o. XVI,240 s. & 2 utvikbara grav. kartor & 1 utvikbar grav. plansch. Ngt nött grönt samtida hfrbd med rikt guldornerad rygg och svagt rödstänkta snitt. Ryggen aningen blekt och flammig. Främre falsen med spricka i nedre delen. Inlagan har några sporadiska småfläckar, t.ex. i yttermarginalen på s. 24. Planschen och kartorna har en del lager- och rostfläckar samt även några mindre revor i vecken. Med Paul Öhlins runda stpl på insidan av främre pärmen.. Ett faksimil utkom 1970. Oliver var en av stadsarkitekterna bakom Newcastle

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        Tranen, toegeweid van alle ware Nederlanders, aan onze nooit te vergetene held, J.C.J. van Speijk, ridder der Militaire Willems Order, en Kommanadnt op de Kannoneerboot, No.2 voor Antwerpen.

      Amsterdam, J. Wendel en Zoon, (ca. 1831).Broadside with large woodcut depicting the explosion of the gun-boat of Jan Carel Josephus van Speyk (1802-1831), printed explanation of the happening and poem. Ca. 53 x 44,5 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 beautiful newsletter.Not in Muller, Historieplaten or De Vries, De lucht in gevlogen, de hemel in geprezen.

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        Die Irrenanstalt nach allen ihren Beziehungen.

      Karlsruhe, Chr. Fr. Müllersche Hofbuchhandlung, 1831.. 12 x 19,7cm, zeitgenöss. Broschur, Rückenschild, doppelseitige kolorierte Lithographie, auf den ersten Seiten wasserfleckig; XXIV, 346 S., 1 Bl. Druckfehler, 8 eingebundene weiße Bl., davon 6 mit alter Hand beschriftet. Christian Friedrich Wilhelm Roller (1802-1878) war Sohn des Arztes Johann Christian Roller, der von 1804 bis zum Tod 1814 das Irrenhaus in Pforzheim leitete. Chr. Fr. Roller studierte Medizin in Tübingen und Göttingen und ließ sich als Arzt in Pforzheim nieder. 1825 bereiste er im Auftrag der Großherzoglichen Regierung verschiedene Irrenhäuser in Europa, um den Umgang und die Behandlung der Patienten zu studieren. 1827 wurde er Assistenzarzt im Heidelberger Irrenhaus (in dieser Zeit entstand dieses Buch) und leitete es von 1835 bis 1842. Stark beeinflusst durch seine Studienreise und die mangelhaften Zustände in Heidelberg, setzte er sich gemeinsam mit dem Leiter Friedrich Groos für den Neubau einer größeren und moderneren Anstalt ein, die dann von Hans Voß geplant und gebaut wurde. 1831 stellte er in seinem Buch "Die Irrenanstalt nach allen ihren Beziehungen dargestellt" dar, wie ein solches zu gestalten ist, um den Ansprüchen von aktuellen Erkenntnissen und Humanität gerecht zu werden. 1842 wurden seine Vorstellungen Wirklichkeit, als die Heil- und Pflegeanstalt Illenau in Achern eröffnet wurde. Diese leitete er bis zu seinem Tod 1878 (Quelle: Wikipedia). - Sehr selten!

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        The Life and Adventures of Robinson Crusoe

      London: Shakespeare Press, , 1831. London: Shakespeare Press, , 1831. 2 volumes, octavo (210 × 135 mm). Near contemporary full brown morocco by Riviere, gilt titles to spine, raised bands, elaborate gilt design to compartments, double gilt rule to boards, gilt to turn ins, green endpapers, top edges gilt. George Cruikshank illustrations throughout. Bookplate to front pastedowns, a very attractive set. First Cruikshank illustrated edition of this 18th century novel. Laid in is clipped signature of George Cruikshank.

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        The Scottish Gael; or, Celtic Manners, as preserved among the Highlanders et etc

      Smith, Elder and Co., London 1831 - 2 vols. Pp xxviii, 384; 436. Subscribers list. Hand coloured frontispieces and 5 further hand coloured plates. Other plates and illustrations in the text. Half morocco by Riviere & Sons. Teg. A handsome copy. Extra postage at cost will be required. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Malerisches Relief von Frankfurt a/M. bis Darmstadt und über die Bergstraße nach Heidelberg.

      . Nach der Natur aufgenommen und gezeichnet, im Stahl gestochen unter Leitung des Hrn. Prof. Frommel. Relief pittoresque de Francfort s/m a Darmstadt et par la Bergstrasse a Heidelberg. Dessine d'apres nature. Frankfurt a.M.: Wilmans 1831. Large folded steelengraving (150x15 cm, printed on 4 plates) showing the mountain road from Frankfurt to Darmstadt in bird's eye view + 2 steel engravings showing the two cities, 8x20 cm each. In publisher's portfolio with paperlabel on front and cloth-spine, ties intact. Stamp on frontboard. Weakly foxed and stained. * Enclosed: A.L. Grimm: Begleiter auf der Bergstrasse. Frankfurt am Main: Wilman 1831. 15 pp. Weakly foxed and stained..

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        Reise durch Ober-Italien, mit vorzüglicher Rücksicht

      . auf den gegenwärtigen Zustand der Landwirthschaft, die Grösse der Bevölkerung, Bodenfläche, Besteuerung und den Kauf- und Pachwerth der Gründe. 2 vols. Wien: Doll 1831-32. With 5 copperengraved figures on 4 folded plates. XVI + 336; 300 pp. Bound in one nice conpt. halfleatherbinding with coloured labels and golddec. on spine. * 1st edition. Burger was born in Wolfberg, studied in Klagenfurt, Vienna and Freiburg and later lived as general practitioner in Wolfberg. He was very interested in agriculture and farming and his main work was this book in detail describing all aspects of the farms visited on this journey, economically as well as practically..

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        Versuch einer Geschichte der europäischen Colonien in Westindien.

      Weimar, Landes-Industrie-Comptoir, 1831.. XIV, 785 Seiten, Halbledereinband der Zeit, 22 x 14 cm,. Einband etwas berieben und angestaubt, Stempel auf dem Titelblatt. Frühes Werk des Lehrers und Schriftstellers Carl Eduard Meineckes (1803 bis 1876), der besonders für seine Arbeiten zur pazifischen Inselwelt Anerkennung erwarb (" worüber er die ersten Standardwerke im modernen Sinne verfasste .." NDB). Vorliegend sein detailliertes und kenntnisreiches Werk zur wechselvollen Geschichte der Karibischen Inseln.

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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 - 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 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 [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Den danske Billedhugger Bertel Tholvaldsen og hans Vaerker.

      . 8 bd. (4 bd. med tekst og 4 bd. med plancher). Kbhvn. 1831-50. Med kobberstukket portraet af Thorvaldsen, 2 kobberstukne titelblade og 361 kobberstukne plancher + foldet stamtavle og faksimile af en ansögning fra Thorvaldsen til Akademiet. Indbundet i 4 conforme halvlaederbind med guldtryk pa rygge, bindene lidt slidte.<br>With portrait, 2 titlepages and 361 plates, all engraved. Bound in 4 contemporary halfleatherbindings with gold on spines. * Komplet med alle de kobberstukne plancher, udfört af forskellige danske kunstnere, hvoraf kun nogle fa er signeret. <br>Contemporary mainwork on the great Danish sculptor Bertel Thorvaldsen, who worked most of his lifetime in Rome, but returned to Denmark with his great collections, which can now be seen at Thorvaldsen's Museum in Copenhagen..

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        Journal of a Nobleman; Comprising An Account of His Travels, and A Narrative Of His Residence At Vienna, During the Congress.

      London: Henry Colburn and Richard Bentley, 1831. - In two volumes. First edition. 8vo., orig. cloth backed boards, paper spine labels, xvi, 392; xvi, 368pp. Marks on front pastedowns from the removal of a bookplate, stain on edge of upper board of volume one, minor wear but still a better than very good but not quite near fine set in the original boards. ".volumes comprise a narrative of my travels from Moscow to Vienna, through Poland, Turkey, Wallachia, Translyvania and Hungary; as well as an account of some of the most remarkable occurrences in Vienna during the celebrated congress held in that capital.the interesting parts of Russia, however, which lie on the road from Moscow to Odessa, through Poland, hve not yet been described by any who have visited the since I left the country. I have reason, therefore, to think that the reader would derive information from the perusal of the pages which relate to them, to which their accuracy may give some value. The subject of Turkey, Wallachia, Translyvani and Hungary .cannot boast of the same degree of novelty; but that deficiency may be compensated by the fact, that I ahve laboured to give the most comprehensive and correct descriptions of those countries of any yet published within the space which they here embrace." [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Trachten Almanach für 1831. Wien, Heinr. Buchholz (1830). 68 x 45 mm. 34 nn. Bll., mit alkolor. gest. Frontispiz u. 6 altkolor. Kupfertafeln, Goldschnitt, blindgepr. Hldr. d. Zt. mit 1 Metallschließe

      . . Frühester bekannter Jahrgang (kein Ex. über KVK u. WorldCat nachweisbar).- Wiener Miniaturkalender mit reizenden Trachten-Kupfern v. Siebenbürgen, Oberösterreich, Kroatien, Italiener, Steyrer, Tiroler, Ungarn.- Innenspiegel mit kl. gebrochenen Spiegel, tls. leicht braunfleckig, Ebd. etw. berieben.# Rare Viennese costumes Almanac.- With contemporary colored frontispice and 6 contemporary colored copper plates showing costumes of Transylvania, Upper Austria, Croatia, Italians, Steyr, Tyrol, Hungary.-

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        SUL MODO DI CONOSCERE dai denti l?età dei cavalli. Trattato di... tradotto da Luigi Ferreri e riveduto da Giuseppe Antonio Cross... Con tavole in rame colorate.

      Truffi 1831 in folio, pp. 42, bross. edit. con copertine xilogr. Con 9 belle tavv. in rame a colori accompagnate da altrettante pagine di testo. Imp. trattato con la tipologia della dentazione attraverso l?ausilio delle tavole iconografiche, i cui disegni - come riferisce l?autore - sono ripresi dal vero. Ediz. a tiratura limitata a 300 copie (ns nr. 50). Legg. slegato ma ottimo esempl. a larghi margini. Raro.

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        The Young Duke

      London: Henry Colburn and Richard Bentley, 1831. London: Henry Colburn and Richard Bentley, 1831 Three volume set, vols 2 and 3 with half-titles, as called for, lacking ad leaf at end of vol 3. Internally very good with occasional foxing, bindings firm, bound in contemporary half-calf which has moderate wear. The third of this author&#39;s books.. First Edition. Half-Leather. Good/Very Good. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.

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      London ;- A.K.Newman and Co./ R. Ackermann 1831 - EXTREMELY RARE 'Second Edition' SUPERBLY ILLUSTRATED WITH TWO HAND-COLOURED STIPPLE PORTRAITS OF EMPEROR ALEXANDER ANF EMPRESS ELIZABETH AND THIRTEEN SUPERIOR QUALITY HAND-COLOURED AQUATINT PLATES OF VIEWS OF ST. PETERSBURG, MOSCOW, COSTUMES, ETC. 8vo. Contemporary maroon leather-backed marbled boards (worn with some loss to headband) x + 112pps. text. + Plates & 2pp. music. Internally lacking front free-endpaper otherwise Very Good. No other copy available on line. A REAL GEM ! [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        The Year Book of Daily Recreation and Information,

      - London - Thomas Tegg, 1831. - London - Thomas Tegg, 1831 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. An illustrated almanac of curiosities for each day of the year with one hundred and fourteen illustrations to The Year Book and four hundred and thirty-six engravings toTheEvery-Day Book. In four volumes, a three volume set complete and a single volume complete. William Hone (3 June 1780- 8 November 1842) was an English writer, satirist and bookseller. His victorious court battle against government censorship in 1817 marked a turning point in the fight for British press freedom. In 1826 he published the Every-day Book, in 1827-1828 the Table-Book, and in 1829 the Year-Book. All three were collections of curious information on manners, antiquities and various other subjects. With previous owner&#39;s bookplates to front pastedowns and ink inscriptions to endpapers. With label for G. Thompson, Bookseller and Cinder, Wells to front pastedowns. Condition: In handsome tree calf bindings. Externally, generally smart but with slight bumping and wear to extremities. Front joint starting to volume two of TheEvery-Day Book with closed tear to board. Hinges tender to volume one and to front oftwo of TheEvery-Day Book andto front ofThe Year Book,hinges strained to rear of volume two of TheEvery-Day Book andto rear ofThe Year Book. Internally, generally firmly bound, but with front free endpaper loosening to The Year Book. Bright but with slight scattered foxing and handling marks to pages. Overall: GOOD.

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        Philip Augustus orThe Brothers in Arms

      London - Henry Colburn and Richard Bentley, 1831. London - Henry Colburn and Richard Bentley, 1831 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. First edition. The complete set uniformly bound, making up this romantic, adventure novel from English novelist and historical writer, George Payne Rainsford James. First edition. George Payne Rainsford James was for many years British Consul at various places in the United States and on the Continent. He held the honorary office of British Historiographer Royal during the last years of William IV&#39;s reign, and published several official pamphlets. At an early age he began to write romances, and continued his production with such industry that his works reach to 100 volumes. His books had considerable and immediate popularity. Among his other works are Richelieu, The Smuggler, The Huguenot, Henry of Guise, and The Man at Arms. Complete in three volumes. Condition: Rebound in cloth bindings with gilt lettering to the spines. Externally, all volumes are sound, aside from light fading to the spines and extremities. One front hinge is very slightly strained. Internally, firmly bound, bright and generally clean, with the occasional instances of spotting. Volume three is missing half title. Overall: VERY GOOD..

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        Frankenstein: or, The Modern Prometheus. Revised, corrected, and illustrated with a new introduction by the author [bound with Schiller?s The Ghost-Seer]

      London: Henry Colburn and Richard Bentley, 1831. London: Henry Colburn and Richard Bentley, 1831. Third edition; first illustrated edition; publisher?s cloth and spine labels; very minor wear; an excellent copy in a custom quarter-morocco clamshell box. In the introduction, Shelley related in print for the first time how she came to write the story.

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        1831-1834 2 Vol Water Witch & The Pilot FENIMORE COOPER

      London - Colburn and Bentley6.5 by 4.2, iv, 420pp, 1831. London - Colburn and Bentley6.5 by 4.2, iv, 420pp, 1831 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. Two bright early editions of The Pilot and Water Witch by James Fenimore Cooper. Bound in halfleather andmarbled paper-covered boards, with gilt lettering and decoration. Uniformly bound. With a decorative nameplate for Arthur C. Franklin on the front pastedown of each volume. James Fenimore Cooper, 1789 1851, was a prolific and popular American writer of the early 19th century. He is best remembered as a novelist who wrote numerous sea-stories and the historical novels. Among his most famous works is the Romantic novel The Last of the Mohicans, often regarded as his masterpiece. In 1826 Cooper moved his family to Europe, having accepted a position with the United States government. While overseas he continued to write. For the rest of his life he continued skirmishing in print, sometimes for the national interest, sometimes for that of the individual, and not infrequently for both at once. This opportunity to make a political confession of faith appears not only to have fortified him in his own convictions, but to have inspired him with the idea of elucidating them for the public through the medium of his art. Condition: The bindings are tight and firm. There is some mild wear to the extremities, including somemild bumping and rubbing. Internally the pages are bright with the very occasional spot, that become most prominent on the first and last few pages. There is an ink signature on the front free-endpapers. Overall the condition is very good..

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        Mademoiselle Taglioni from a drawing by A.E. Chalon

      One of the earliest representations of a dancer "sur la pointe" A fine proof impression (Chalon, A.E.). Mademoiselle Taglioni from a drawing by A.E. Chalon...drawn on stone by R.J. Lane, R.A.. London: J. Dickinson, June 1831. Lithograph on paper (12 1/2 x 9") representing Taglioni in the role of Flore in Didelot's Flore et Zephire, King's Theatre, London, June 3rd, 1830. Uncolored as issued. Proof impression. Beaumont & Sitwell. The Romantic Ballet.( 1938), Plate # catalogue #2;Migel, Parmenia. Great Ballet Prints of the Romantic Era. #8; Longing for the ideal. Images of Marie Taglioni in the Romantic Ballet. #20 and pictured on cover.

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