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        Russell Gulch, Gilpin County/The Chief, Squaw and Papoose

      - A wonderfully detailed hand colored lithograph by A.E. Mathews (1831-1874) from his series "Pencil Sketches of Colorado, its cities, principal towns and mountain scenery", which was published in 1866. Overall this print measures 13"x19.5". This stunning lithographic view of the Rocky Mountains was created a full half-century before the mountain range and the surrounding areas gained national park status in 1915. As one of the premier views of Colorado ever produced, this rare Mathews’ lithograph is a romantic and picturesque depiction of the pure Colorado landscape, reflecting the fervor for Westward expansion that was dominant in mid nineteenth-century thought. This view, with its sweeping snow-capped mountains and low, tree-dotted hills is a marvelous representation of the “unblemished” American western landscape that captured the imagination of settlers in the early years of the United States. The Lewis and Clark Expedition from 1804-1806 was the first scientific reconnaissance of the Rocky Mountains. Specimens were collected for contemporary botanists, zoologists, and geologists. The expedition was said to have paved the way to (and through) the Rocky Mountains for European-Americans from the East, although Lewis and Clark met at least 11 European-American mountain men during their travels. Mountain men, primarily French, Spanish, and British, roamed the Rocky Mountains from 1720 to 1800 seeking mineral deposits and furs. The fur-trading North West Company established Rocky Mountain House as a trading post in what is now the Rocky Mountain foothills of Alberta in 1799, and their business rivals the Hudson's Bay Company established Acton House nearby. The human history of this region can be traced back to the last great Ice Age, when the Rocky Mountains were home first to Paleo-Indians and then to the indigenous peoples of the Apache, Arapaho, Bannock, Blackfoot, Cheyenne, Crow, Flathead, Shoshoni, Sioux, Ute, Kutenai (Ktunaxa in Canada), Sekani, Dunne-za, and others. Paleo-Indians hunted the now-extinct mammoth and ancient bison in the foothills and valleys of the mountains. Like the modern tribes that followed them, Paleo-Indians probably migrated to the plains in fall and winter for bison and to the mountains in spring and summer for fish, deer, elk, roots, and berries. In Colorado, along the crest of the Continental Divide, rock walls that Native Americans built for driving game date back 5,400-5,800 years. A growing body of scientific evidence indicates that indigenous peoples had significant effects on mammal populations by hunting and on vegetation patterns through deliberate burning. A.E Mathews was an English immigrant whose early career was that of a traveling bookseller and artist. During his service in the Civil War he drew scenes of the conflict which were published as lithographs. In 1865, Mathews moved west and began producing the lithographs for which he is best known: images of Colorado, Montana and Rocky Mountain scenery. These views are among the earliest and rarest for theRocky Mountain West and their detail provides important historical documentation. Overall this print is in good condition with some foxing/staining and evidence of past repairs.

      [Bookseller: Arader Galleries San Francisco]
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        A Digest of the Criminal Law of England; As Altered by the Recent Statutes for the Consolidation and Improvement of it [with] A Supplement to Deacon's Digest of The Criminal Law of England . . . by W.M. Hindmarch. Three Volumes [complete]

      London: Printed by A. Strahan . . . for Saunders and Benning [etc.], 1831-36. Contemporary calf, quite worn, rebacked, a clean usable set, the bindings similar, though not identical, in appearance First edition of the exhaustive compilation by an Inner Temple barrister ("a thorough and cautious commentator" in the words of Leon Radzinowicz) undertaken during the midst of the great nineteenth century reforms of English criminal law

      [Bookseller: Meyer Boswell Books, Inc.]
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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.

      Printed at the office of the Free Enquirer, Hall of Science,, NY: 1831 - 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. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Second Life Books, Inc.]
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        Massbestimmungen über die galvanische Kette.

      Leipzig, F. A. Brockhaus, 1831. - Large 4to. XII, 260 pp. With folding lithogr. plate. Contemp. red half calf with gilt-stamped label to gilt spine. Marbled endpapers. First edition. - Principal work of the Leipzig physicist G. T. Fechner (1801-87), who mainly worked in the areas of optics and Galvanism and who experimentally proved Ohm's Law. His present work compares electromotoric forces based on the measurement of electric currents. - Very attractive, unbrowned copy in a decorative contemporary binding. Darmstaedter 392. Wheeler Gift 859. Roller/Goodman 389. Poggendorff I, 728. Not in Ronalds. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat INLIBRIS Gilhofer Nfg. GmbH]
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        Six Coloured Views on the Liverpool and Manchester Railway, with a Plate of the Coaches, Machines, &c.

      London: Published by R. Ackermann, and Sold by R. Ackermann, Jun., 1831. - With Seven Fine Hand-Colored Aquatint PlatesIn The Original Printed WrappersBURY, T[homas] T[albot]. Six Coloured Views on the Liverpool and Manchester Railway, with a plate of the Coaches, Machines, &c. From Drawings Made on the Spot by Mr. T.T. Bury. London: Published by R. Ackermann, and Sold by R. Ackermann, Jun., 1831.First edition. Large quarto (13 3/8 x 11 1/8 inches; 339 x 282 mm.). [2], Seven hand-colored aquatint plates by H. Pyall after T.T. Bury. First blank leaf watermarked: "1827" Plate seven watermarked 1831. All of the plates are dated "Feby. 1831." The plates are captioned: 1. "The Tunnel;" 2. "Entrance of the Railway at Edge-Hill, Liverpool;" 3. "Excavation of Olive Mount, 4 Miles from Liverpool;" 4. "Viaduct across the Sankey Valley;" 5. "View of the Railway across Chat Moss;" 6. "Entrance into Manchester across Water Street;" 7. "Coaches, &c. employed on the Railway. Original quarter calf backed printed drab wrappers with printed advertisements on the inside front and inside and outside back. An exceptional copy, slightly larger than Abbey’s. Housed in a custom-made half brown morocco clamshell case."A later edition with the plates re-engraved [many of them with significant changes] was issued in 1833" (Tooley). "This book was first published with six plates in 1831. It proved popular, and other editions followed This classic record of the beginnings of the railway age was also one of the last significant books illustrated with aquatints. Lithography was already sweeping the field for pictorial records of this kind" (Ray, The Illustrator and the Book in England).Thomas Bury (1811-1877), "a pupil of Augustus Pugin, was the artist responsible for the best-known views of the Liverpool and Manchester Railway. Published as hand-coloured aquatints in paper covers by Ackermann in February 1831 [titled Six Coloured Views of the Liverpool and Manchester Railway, with a plate of the coaches, machines, &c], Bury’s work went through many editions covering a period of about three years. There were seven views in the first edition and thirteen in the second. A reissue appeared in 1832 followed by Spanish and French editions, while the prints were reproduced separately in France and Germany. After re-engraving, new editions appeared in England in 1833 and 1834 Ackermann clearly realized the potential of the British and European markets for railway prints as no other work passed through so many editions" (Rees). Abbey, Life, 400 (1833 edition). Prideaux, p. 329. Ray, The Illustrator and the Book in England, 45 (1833 edition). Gareth Rees, Early Railway Prints, p. 21 and Plates 5-9 and 13. Tooley 121 (1831 edition). [Attributes: First Edition]

      [Bookseller: David Brass Rare Books, Inc.]
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        The Life of Samuel Johnson, LL.D. Including a Journal of a Tour to the Hebrides

      London - John Murray 1831 - The first edition of Croker's influential edition of Boswell's famous biography in a calf binding. Complete in Five Volumes. A New Edition. With Numerous Additions and Notes, by John Wilson Croker, LL. D. F. R. S. With Mrs Nathaniel Hibbert bookplate to the front pastedowns, with Emily Hibbert ink signatures to the title pages. John Wilson Croker, 1780-1857, was a politician and writer. In 1831 Croker published a new edition of Boswell's Life of Johnson including the Journal of a Tour to the Hebrides, which was vindictively attacked by Macaulay in the Edinburgh Review, but which remained the best edition until superseded by the work of George Birkbeck Hill -DNB. Condition: In full calf bindings, rebacked with the original boards, and the originalspine laid down. Externally, slightly rubbed. Some hinges have been reinforced. The other hinges are slightlystrained. Internally, firmly bound, generally bright, with a few spots to the first and last few pages as usual. Overall: VERY GOOD. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Rooke Books PBFA]
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        Carte de la Belgique, d'après Ferraris, augmentée des plans des six villes principales et de l'indication des routes, canaux et autres travaux exécutés depuis 1777 jusqu'en 1831.

      ÉTABLISSEMENT GÉOGRAPHIQUE 1831 - 43 ff. lithographiés sur doubles pages y compris le titre avec tableau d'assemblage et le f. 41bis/42bis, qqs frontières aquarellées ). # Elkhadem (1994) I-3/4. Deuxième tirage (B) de cet important atlas national entièrement lithographié contenant la carte d'assemblage légendée, 37 cartes détaillées d'après Ferraris, ainsi que les plans de Bruxelles, Anvers, Gand, Namur, Mons et Liège. 1 volumes. Mouillures marg., déchirure marg. à la dernière carte restaurée. Reliure restauré demi-veau brun, plats de papier et bandeau cuir, dos lisse [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: de KunstBurg]
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        Memoria de la Secretaria de Estado y del Despacho de Relaciones Interiores y Exteriores, Presentada.en la de Diputados el Dia 7, y en la de Senadores el 8 de Enero de 1831

      Imprenta del Aguila, Mexico 1831 - Contemporary Mexican red morocco, covers with a decorative gilt roll-tool border, the flat spine divided into four compartments by gilt fillets and roll tools, the compartments with repeat decoration of a single small centrally-placed flower-spray tool, gilt turn-ins, green embossed silk pastedowns and free endpapers, gilt edges An important official commentary on the state of the Mexican Republic, just prior to the Texas Revolution: here in a deluxe presentation binding. This scarce annual report on the state of Mexico by Lucas Alaman (1792-1853), Minister of Interior and Exterior Relations, was issued during a time of unrest in the republic, particularly with the growing resentment among Texas settlers. Alaman was a controversial figure in 19th-century Mexico. A scientist, politician, historian, diplomat, and writer, he was conservative by nature and expressed a nostalgia for monarchic rule. He was an influential politician in the early years of the Mexican Republic and favored a strong central government. Alaman was also instrumental in the creation of the Mexican National Archives and the Natural History Museum in Mexico City. This report reviews foreign relations, and lauds the republic's domestic tranquility, prosperity and freedoms. Palau 160863. (11 x 8 inches). [2],53,[22]pp. Wood-engraved crest of Mexico on the title. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Donald A. Heald Rare Books (ABAA)]
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        TA., Friedrichplatz, Ansicht anläßlich der "Fahnenweihe der Casseler Bürgergarde am 26. Mai 1831".

      . altgouachierte Lithographie b. Arnold, J.C., in Kassel, um 1831, 35,5 x 46,5. Dargestellt ist die Segnung der Fahnen. Der Friedrichsplatz ist voller Menschen, die dem Ereignis beiwohnen. Links die Ehrentribühne. Das Kolorit in frischen Farben. Das Blatt ist perfekt erhalten.

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Nikolaus Struck]
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        Stadtplan, umgeben von 21 Randansichten, "Pianta della Regia Citta de VeneziaRinnovata l'An. 1831".

      . Aquatinta v. Antonio Lazzari n. Bertoja b. Giovanni Gallo, dat. 1831, 51 x 57. Seltener Stadtplan von Venedig ( 32 x 42 cm. ) umgeben von 21 Teilansichten ( je 4 x 6,2 cm.) am oberen, rechten und linken Rand. Am unteren Rand Erklärungen zu den Villen, Kirchen und wichtigen Häusern in ital. Sprache. Unten mittig kleine Ansicht der St. Marcuskirche sowie 2 Darstellungen von Schiffen ( Il Bucintoro und Gondola Veneziana ). -

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Nikolaus Struck]
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        ACTS OF THE LEGISLATIVE COUNCIL OF THE TERRITORY OF FLORIDA, PASSED AT THEIR NINTH SESSION COMMENCING JANUARY THIRD, AND ENDING FEBRUARY THIRTEENTH, 1831.

      Tallahassee. 1831. - 123pp. Original half calf and boards, printed label. Spine heavily chipped, front board detached, boards spotted and edgeworn. Front free endpaper excised, pencil notation on p.[3], contemporary ink signature (illegible) on p.[5]. Light scattered foxing. A good copy. Prints a list of the officers of the Territory of Florida, acts and resolutions of the legislative council, laws of the United States relative to the Territory, and the text of the Treaty of Washington. Includes important early laws relating to Indian affairs, transportation, commercial development, etc. Servies locates only one copy in Florida. SERVIES 1541. AII (FLORIDA) 132. GILCREASE, p.335.

      [Bookseller: William Reese Company - Americana]
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        The Upper Canada Almanac and Provincial Calendar, For the Year of Our Lord 1831.

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

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

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

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

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

      [Bookseller: Margolis & Moss ABAA/ILAB]
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        Poetarum Graecorum Sylloge. 20 Volumes

      Apud Lefevre, Bibliopolam 1831 - Manque le volume 6 (Homère, Odyssée 1). Ensemble de 24 volumes in-16. Vol. 1 : Anacreontis ; Vol. 2 : Théocritus ; Vol. 3 : Poetae Graeci Gnomici ; Vol. 4 et 5 : Homère, Illiade ; Vol. 7 : Homère, Odyssée ; Vol. 8 : Callimachus ; Vol. 9 et 10 : Sophocles ; Vol. 11 : Hesiodus ; Vol. 12 et 13 : Eschylus ; Vol. 14 : Pindarus ; Vol. 15 : Lyrici Graeci ; Vol. 16, 17, 18, 19 et 20 : Euripides ; Vol. 21, 22, 23 et 24 : Aristophanes. Texte grec seul. Fine reliure d'époque en demi-veau blond, dos à nerfs orné de caissons dorés, pièce de titre et de tomaison de maroquin vert, tête dorée. Mors du tome 10 fendu en tête, mais l'ensemble est remarquable. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Lettera ad Aurelio dei Verzieri.

      Antonelli,, (Venezia) 1831 - Cm. 39, pp. 21 (3). Sontuosa legatura in piena pelle rossa, dorso e piatti con ricche decorazioni in oro ai piccoli ferri, dentelles interne e sguardie in tessuto decorato. Tagli dorati. Esemplare fresco, estremamente marginoso ed in eccellente stato di conservazione. Timbretto privato di possesso. Opera concepita come saggio tipografico della stamperia Antonelli di Venezia. Impressa in soli 46 esemplari su carta distinta. Il testo contenuto è la lettera CXXXV di Girolamo Muzio (di Capodistria) fin'allora sconosciuta e tratta per l'occasione da un codice manoscritto della biblioteca Marciana. Raro ed impreziosito da una legatura assai decorativa. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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

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

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

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

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Mertens & Pomplun GbR]
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        Narrative of a Voyage to the Pacific and Beering's Strait, to co-operate with the Polar Expeditions. .in the Years 1825,26,27,28.

      London: Henry Colburn and Richard Bentley, 1831 - This work is "one of the most valuable of modern voyages" (Hill), and incorporates accounts of visits to Pitcairn Island, Tahiti, Alaska, Hawaii, Macao, Okinawa, and the coast of California The coveted "Admiralty" edition, printed on Large Paper. 2 volumes in one vols., 4to. 14 plates and three maps (2 folding) in Vol.I; 9 plates (lacks the plate "View of Napa-King", but has a duplicate of plate "Californians Throwing the Lasso") in Vol.II. xxi,[3], 392 & vii, [1], [393]-742, [2] pp. Mid-nineteenth century three quarter calf and marbled boards by Sargent, Woburn stamp on fly leaf. Plates slightly darkened at edges. Very good. Hill p. 19; Smith 704; Pilling 328; Lada-Mocarski; Wickersham 6541; Howes B309 ("b") [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: James Cummins Bookseller, ABAA]
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        SULLE MUMMIE DI VENZONE. Memoria.

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

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        Stammbuch: Meerane and Saxon area near Leipzig, by Emilie Delling

      1831 - A superb Stammbuch elegantly presented in elaborate folding dark green half leather case with contemporary if not original spine and parts, giving owner (Delling) and titled, "Reminiscenz." Contemporary marbled sipcase. Approximately 80pp. individual leaves with entries, about 15 illustrations with six superb watercolors and watercolor vignettes, 3 embroidered pictures, 4 appied curly hair examples, pencil drawing, etc. (10 x 16.5 cm). Entries 1831-1838. Numerous sayings and artistic expressions of friends from the town of Meerane int he northwest of the district of Zwickau in Saxony, including autographs, very pretty young ladies with a watercolor drawing of a round table under a large willow, one figure playing a mandolin while a young man hides behind a bush watching. A well preserved and cunning example of contemporary memory and art.

      [Bookseller: Edward Nudelman Rare Books]
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        NUOVO ATLANTE ISTORICO VOL. I- II- III, Firenze, Tipografia all'ìinsegna di Dante, 1831

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

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        A Dictionary of the English Language: Abridged For the Use of Primary Schools and the Counting House

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

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

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

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

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

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        Gacetas de Literatura de Mexico.Tomo Segundo [Vol. II (of 4)].

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

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        Cuaderno de la distribución de las aguas potables pertenecientes a esta M.H. Villa de Madrid. Viage de la Alcuvilla. Viage de la Castellana. Viage Alto de Alboñigral

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

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        Memorias offerecidas a nação brasileira.

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

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        COMEDIES HISTORIES AND TRAGEDIES OF SHAKESPEARE

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

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

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

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        Landscape Illustrations of the Waverley Novels

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

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        Twin Lakes

      - A wonderfully detailed hand colored lithograph by A.E. Mathews (1831-1874) from his series "Pencil Sketches of Colorado, its cities, principal towns and mountain scenery", which was published in 1866. Overall this print measures 13"x19.5". This stunning lithographic view of the Rocky Mountains was created a full half-century before the mountain range and the surrounding areas gained national park status in 1915. As one of the premier views of Colorado ever produced, this rare Mathews&#146; lithograph is a romantic and picturesque depiction of the pure Colorado landscape, reflecting the fervor for Westward expansion that was dominant in mid nineteenth-century thought. This view, with its sweeping snow-capped mountains and low, tree-dotted hills is a marvelous representation of the &#147;unblemished&#148; American western landscape that captured the imagination of settlers in the early years of the United States. The Lewis and Clark Expedition from 1804-1806 was the first scientific reconnaissance of the Rocky Mountains. Specimens were collected for contemporary botanists, zoologists, and geologists. The expedition was said to have paved the way to (and through) the Rocky Mountains for European-Americans from the East, although Lewis and Clark met at least 11 European-American mountain men during their travels. Mountain men, primarily French, Spanish, and British, roamed the Rocky Mountains from 1720 to 1800 seeking mineral deposits and furs. The fur-trading North West Company established Rocky Mountain House as a trading post in what is now the Rocky Mountain foothills of Alberta in 1799, and their business rivals the Hudson's Bay Company established Acton House nearby. The human history of this region can be traced back to the last great Ice Age, when the Rocky Mountains were home first to Paleo-Indians and then to the indigenous peoples of the Apache, Arapaho, Bannock, Blackfoot, Cheyenne, Crow, Flathead, Shoshoni, Sioux, Ute, Kutenai (Ktunaxa in Canada), Sekani, Dunne-za, and others. Paleo-Indians hunted the now-extinct mammoth and ancient bison in the foothills and valleys of the mountains. Like the modern tribes that followed them, Paleo-Indians probably migrated to the plains in fall and winter for bison and to the mountains in spring and summer for fish, deer, elk, roots, and berries. In Colorado, along the crest of the Continental Divide, rock walls that Native Americans built for driving game date back 5,400-5,800 years. A growing body of scientific evidence indicates that indigenous peoples had significant effects on mammal populations by hunting and on vegetation patterns through deliberate burning. A.E Mathews was an English immigrant whose early career was that of a traveling bookseller and artist. During his service in the Civil War he drew scenes of the conflict which were published as lithographs. In 1865, Mathews moved west and began producing the lithographs for which he is best known: images of Colorado, Montana and Rocky Mountain scenery. These views are among the earliest and rarest for theRocky Mountain West and their detail provides important historical documentation. Overall this print is in fair condition with some foxing/staining in margins, small tear in bottom margin.

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

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

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        Notre-Dame de Paris Quatrième édition.

      Paris Charles Gosselin 1831 - Victor Hugo&#146;s Gothic Masterpiece HUGO, Victor. Notre-Dame de Paris. Quatrième édition. Paris: Charles Gosselin, Libraire, 1831. First edition, first printing, fourth issue ("Quatrieme édition"), of Hugo&#146;s gothic masterpiece. It is generally accepted that the publisher indiscriminately printed different editions on the title-page of all copies to make the book seem as if it was now in four editions, however the text is all identical. Two octavo volumes (8 3/8 x 5 3/16 inches; 212 x 132 mm.). [8], 404; [4], 536 pp. Complete with half-titles. Wood-engraved title vignettes after Tony Johannot. Contemporary drab boards with green calf spine labels decoratively stamped lettered in gilt. Small orange paper shelf label at foot of spine of Volume I. Some light foxing. Small paper flaw just affecting blank lower corner of 8/1 (pp. 113/114) in Volume I, and a similar paper flaw just affecting the lower blank corner of 19/4 (pp. 295/296) in Volume II, a few additional minor marginal paper flaws. Armorial bookplate of E. Van Havre and small orange paper shelf label on front pastedown of each volume. Embossed stamp of E. Van Havre on title of each volume. Overall, an excellent copy. "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" (Carteret). Gosselin brought out the novel on 16 March 1831 in an edition of 1,100 copies, as was his general practice. This first printing was distributed into four separate issues of 275 copies each, the subsequent three issues being designated as "second edition," "third edition," and "fourth edition" respectively on the title-pages. "Johannot&#146;s title-page vignettes for the first edition of Notre-Dame de Paris show Quasimodo in the pillory receiving a drink from Esmeralda (Volume I) and Esmeralda escorted to the gallows (Volume II)" (Ray). Ray, The Art of the French Illustrated Book, 180. Vicaire IV, cols. 256-257. HBS 65480. $9,500 [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        REMARKS MADE ON A TOUR TO PRAIREI DU CHIEN; THENCE TO WASHINGTON CITY IN 1829

      Jenkins and Glover, Columbus Ohio 1831 - A near fine and very tight hardcover copy, rebound in a contempory cloth of the period. FIRST EDITION. All pages present, no tears, no bent corners. Paper has aged and some signes of browning to pages. A scarce and important early mid-western travel account and description of the tribes inhabiting the are of Wisconsin and Illinois; includes a Sioux language grammar and customs of the Winnebagos. Accounts of the Dacota Indians and language; Indian form of Goovernment. Listed in Howes 3-379; Sabin 2335. A very nice copy. = WE SHIP ALL BOOKS WITH DELIVERY CONFIRMATION. = WE HAVE BEEN BUYING AND SELLING USED BOOKS FOR OVER 32 YEARS. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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

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

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        pt. 10] Pancratium Calathinum

      Robert Havell, London 1831 - Mrs. Edward Bury (Nee Priscilla Susan Falkner). Aquatint engraving with original hand color from A Selection of Hexandrian Plants belonging to the Natural Orders Amaryllidae and Liliaceae Printed and published by Robert Havell, Jr. London, 1831-34. Paper size: 19 ½&#148; x 25&#148;. Condition: Very Good. This splendid image is from the only edition of one of the finest monographs of the period, particularly exciting for the large size of the engravings and the spectacular presentation of the subject. The team of Priscilla Bury and the engraver Robert Havell surpassed their own goal as eloquently articulated in the preface of the work, which they described as &#147;an endeavor to preserve some memorial of the brilliant and fugitive beauties of a particularly splendid and elegant tribe of plants.&#148; The success of Bury&#146;s work definitely owes much to the contributions of Robert Havell, who is best known for having engraved and colored the first edition of Audubon&#146;s stunning &#147;Birds of America.&#148; Produced concurrently with Audubon&#146;s work, Havell also engraved and colored Bury&#146;s &#147;Hexandrian Plants.&#148; Both the Audubon aquatints and the Bury work exhibit Havell&#146;s mastery of line, tone and color. Widely regarded as one of the most affecting color-plate botanical works of the period, the freshness and energy of Bury&#146;s &#147;Hexandrian Plants&#148; is as distinctive today as it was at the time of publication. The work is rare, with the original subscribers list indicating that there were only 79 complete sets produced, many of which have not survived to the present day. These splendid examples are particularly notable and unique for originating from Havell&#146;s personal copy of the &#147;Hexandrian Plants,&#148; which he never trimmed or bound for publication, leaving the margins full and ensuring the fineness of the engraving and coloring. Journal of the Society for the Bibliography of Natural History. Volume 5, Page 71-75 DOI 10.3366/jsbnh.1968.5.PART_1.71, ISSN 0260-9541 [Attributes: First Edition]

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

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

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        Eigenh. Brief mit U.

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

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        Lezioni di calcolo sublime.

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

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

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

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        pt. 3] Nerine Aurea

      Robert Havell, London 1831 - Mrs. Edward Bury (Nee Priscilla Susan Falkner). Aquatint engraving with original hand color from A Selection of Hexandrian Plants belonging to the Natural Orders Amaryllidae and Liliaceae Printed and published by Robert Havell, Jr. London, 1831-34. Paper size: 19 ½&#148; x 25&#148;. Condition: Very Good. This splendid image is from the only edition of one of the finest monographs of the period, particularly exciting for the large size of the engravings and the spectacular presentation of the subject. The team of Priscilla Bury and the engraver Robert Havell surpassed their own goal as eloquently articulated in the preface of the work, which they described as &#147;an endeavor to preserve some memorial of the brilliant and fugitive beauties of a particularly splendid and elegant tribe of plants.&#148; The success of Bury&#146;s work definitely owes much to the contributions of Robert Havell, who is best known for having engraved and colored the first edition of Audubon&#146;s stunning &#147;Birds of America.&#148; Produced concurrently with Audubon&#146;s work, Havell also engraved and colored Bury&#146;s &#147;Hexandrian Plants.&#148; Both the Audubon aquatints and the Bury work exhibit Havell&#146;s mastery of line, tone and color. Widely regarded as one of the most affecting color-plate botanical works of the period, the freshness and energy of Bury&#146;s &#147;Hexandrian Plants&#148; is as distinctive today as it was at the time of publication. The work is rare, with the original subscribers list indicating that there were only 79 complete sets produced, many of which have not survived to the present day. These splendid examples are particularly notable and unique for originating from Havell&#146;s personal copy of the &#147;Hexandrian Plants,&#148; which he never trimmed or bound for publication, leaving the margins full and ensuring the fineness of the engraving and coloring. Journal of the Society for the Bibliography of Natural History. Volume 5, Page 71-75 DOI 10.3366/jsbnh.1968.5.PART_1.71, ISSN 0260-9541

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        pt. 50] Hemerocallis Carulea; Hemerocallis Japonica; Libelluloe Anquis Harris; English Dragon Fly

      Robert Havell, London 1831 - Mrs. Edward Bury (Nee Priscilla Susan Falkner). Aquatint engraving with original hand color from A Selection of Hexandrian Plants belonging to the Natural Orders Amaryllidae and Liliaceae Printed and published by Robert Havell, Jr. London, 1831-34. Paper size: 19 ½&#148; x 25&#148;. Condition: Very Good. This splendid image is from the only edition of one of the finest monographs of the period, particularly exciting for the large size of the engravings and the spectacular presentation of the subject. The team of Priscilla Bury and the engraver Robert Havell surpassed their own goal as eloquently articulated in the preface of the work, which they described as &#147;an endeavor to preserve some memorial of the brilliant and fugitive beauties of a particularly splendid and elegant tribe of plants.&#148; The success of Bury&#146;s work definitely owes much to the contributions of Robert Havell, who is best known for having engraved and colored the first edition of Audubon&#146;s stunning &#147;Birds of America.&#148; Produced concurrently with Audubon&#146;s work, Havell also engraved and colored Bury&#146;s &#147;Hexandrian Plants.&#148; Both the Audubon aquatints and the Bury work exhibit Havell&#146;s mastery of line, tone and color. Widely regarded as one of the most affecting color-plate botanical works of the period, the freshness and energy of Bury&#146;s &#147;Hexandrian Plants&#148; is as distinctive today as it was at the time of publication. The work is rare, with the original subscribers list indicating that there were only 79 complete sets produced, many of which have not survived to the present day. These splendid examples are particularly notable and unique for originating from Havell&#146;s personal copy of the &#147;Hexandrian Plants,&#148; which he never trimmed or bound for publication, leaving the margins full and ensuring the fineness of the engraving and coloring. Journal of the Society for the Bibliography of Natural History. Volume 5, Page 71-75 DOI 10.3366/jsbnh.1968.5.PART_1.71, ISSN 0260-9541 [Attributes: First Edition]

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

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

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

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

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

      London Henry Colburn and Richard Bentley 1831 - "One of the Most Valuable of Modern Voyages" BEECHEY, Captain F[rederick] W[illiam]. Narrative of a Voyage to the Pacific and Beering&#146;s Strait, to Co-Operate with the Polar Expeditions: Performed in His Majesty's Ship Blossom, under the Command of Captain F.W. Beechey, R.N.in the Years 1825, 26, 27, 28. Published by Authority of the Lords Commissioners of the Admiralty. In Two Parts. London: Henry Colburn and Richard Bentley, 1831. First edition. Two quarto volumes (10 3/4 x 8 3/8 inches; 273 x 212 mm), [not to be confused with the octavo edition of the same year]. [iii]-xxi, [1, errata], [1, directions to the binder], [1, blank], 392; [iii]-vii, [1, directions to the binder], [393]-742 pp. Bound without the publisher&#146;s advertisements ([2] pp.) at the end of Volume II, and bound without half-titles. Three engraved maps, two of which are folding, and twenty-three engraved plates. Contemporary diced calf, rebacked to style. Boards ruled in gilt. Each volume with red and black spine labels. Spines stamped and lettered in gilt. Board edges stamped in gilt. All edges marbled. The Frank S. Streeter copy with his bookplate on front pastedown of both volumes. A bit of spotting and offsetting. Front hinge of volume I professionally repaired. A 3/4-inch closed tear to outer margin of b4 in volume I, not affecting text. Boards with a few light scrapes and spots. Overall a very good, handsome set. Housed together in a slipcase. "Beechey&#146;s assignment was primarily to meet Captain Perry and Sir John Franklin on the west shore of Bering Strait and bring home one or both of them. They were searching for a Northwest Passage north of the Arctic Circle. However, before reaching Bering Strait, Beechey was to go to Rio de Janeiro, around Cape Horn, and call at Easter Island, Tahiti, and Pitcairn Island. Chapters II and III contain the story of the mutiny on the Bounty, as related by James Adams, the surviving mutineer; also the description of the Blossom&#146;s, Captain Beechey&#146;s ship, stay at Pitcairn Island" (Lada-Mocarski). "Captain Beechey [1796-1856], near Point Barrow, Alaska, and Sir John Franklin had arrived within fifty leagues of each other when the latter was compelled by weather to return. Beechey&#146;s book is one of the most valuable of modern voyages and relates to extensive visits to Pitcairn Island, the Tuamotu Archipelago, the Society Islands and Tahiti, Alaska, Hawaii, Macao, Okinawa, and the coast of California. His book provides an important account of Monterey and San Francisco before the American conquest and gives his impressions of the missionaries in San Francisco. Beechey describes the Eskimos of the north and relates his meeting with John Adams, last survivor of the mutiny on the Bounty, who gave Beechey a lengthy account. In the course of this voyage, Beechey discovered several islands in the Pacific" (Hill). "Beechey arrived in San Francisco on November 7, 1826. He remained about a month in California, returning in 1827 for another month&#146;s stay. He gives a description of San Francisco harbor and tells of the sad state of affairs of both mission and presidio. He claimed that the soldiers and clergy were dissatisfied with conditions in California (the pay of the garrison was many years in arrears). He described the treatment of mission Indians and the hunting of the wild ones, the latter&#146;s mode of life as taken from the journals of Spanish officers. He also visited Monterey. Beechey remarked about meeting a gentleman belonging to the American Fur Company. &#145;One of the depots, we are informed by a gentleman belonging to the establishment, whom we met at Monterey in 1827, is situated on the western side of the Rocky mountains on a fork of a stream of the Columbia called Lewis river, near the source of a stream supposed to be the Colorado.&#146; Could this have been Jedediah Smith? He was at Monterey and San Francisco during Beechey&#146;s stay. On November 22, 1827, due to pressing business, he declined an invitation to dine on board the Blo [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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