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        Insurrection of the Blacks [Nat Turner's Revolt]

      Baltimore: Niles Weekly Register, 1831. Some of the earliest reporting on Nat Turner's revolt in Southampton, Virginia, which began on 21 Aug 1831. These are the first two issues of the Niles' Weekly Register (27 Aug 1831 and 3 Sep 1831) to recount the events. The 27 Aug paper, which is especially scarce, devotes 13.5 column inches and includes the initial report of the violent attacks published in the Norfolk Herald. The 3 Sep paper, which is less scarce though still uncommonly found, contains 18 column inches, corrects some errors from the previous week's report and provides additional details. The newspapers were once bound. Both are clean and supple with some light toning. The leaves of the 27 Aug edition have some edge wear at the upper right margins. Together these two newspapers provide an extraordinary contemporary record of the slaughter in which about 40 slaves hacked, stabbed, and clubbed to death 60 white people. Many of the victims were killed in their sleep and most of those killed were women and young children, eleven of whom were decapitated after being trapped in a school classroom.. First Edition. Newspaper. Very Good. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.

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        Remarks on the Condition of Hunters, the Choice of Horses, and their Management: In a Series of Familiar Letters, originally Published in The Sporting Magazine between 1822 and1828. By Nimrod

      London: Printed and Published by M.A. Pittman, 18, Warwick Square, 1831. First edition. 8vo. vii, [1], 503 pp. Original green linen-backed boards, white paper label price 15s, uncut. Lower board detached. Bookplates of Ormond Blyth and Henry C. Taylor. Custom half morocco slipcase and chemise. Huth p. 115; Schwerdt I, p. 40; Podeschi 138

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        Korrt handledning för fiskare; innehållande några underrättelser om de allmännaste fisksorter kring svenska stränderna och sättet till deras fångande; af en erfaren fiskare.

      Sthlm, kongl. Ordens-boktryckeriet, 1831. 8:o. (2),45 s. Häftad i samtida gråpappersomslag. Oskuren. Omslaget med några smårevor. Mycket fint ex.. Lundberg s. 53. Större delen av skriften upptas av en alfabetiskt uppställd beskrivning av svenska fisksorter, från abborre till "ål-kusa". De avslutande bladen rör olika fiskemetoder

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      Saint-Petersbourg [Petersburg]: Pluchart, 1831 Author: General-Field-Marshal Ivan Fedorovich Paskevich (1782-1856). Text in French. 4to (11" x 8-1/4"). 24 pp. + 6 folding plans (fortifications, etc.) Front wrapper missing, rear wrapper in poor condition. Very Rare. Please see the pictures. For more images please visit our website.. 1st ed..

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        History of Ireland, Ancient and Modern, Taken from the Most Authentic Records 3 Volume set

      Printed for the Author of the Translation by T. O'Flanagan Dublin 1831 & 1832 8vo Very good and sound contempory half leather marbled paper covered boards, marbled end papers. 523 pages, 528 pages and 524 pages.Neat ownership signature to reverse of front end paper dated 1856,Volumes 1 & 2 published 1831, Volume 3 published 1832. ., Originally written in French and translated P. O'Kelly, it was dedicated by the author to the Irish Brigade Catalogs: MacGeoghegan, Ireland, Irish history

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        Präservative wider Revolutionen. Nebst einem schnell wirkenden, ganz neuen Mittel, jeden Gassentumult und Auflauf ohne Blutvergießen zu stillen.

      Leipzig., Reclam 1831 - 70 S. 8°, OBrosch. Flugschrift auf Hadernpapier, Frakturschrift. Unsauberer Schnitt, staubspurig, leicht gewellt, Text im guten Zustand. 250 gr. [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        Frankenstein: or, The Modern Prometheus; together with The Ghost-Seer by Schiller and Edgar Huntly; or, The Sleep Walker by Charles Brockden Brown

      Henry Colburn and Richard Bentley, 1831 - Engraved frontispieces and additional titles (with very slight foxing and a small faint stain to blank margin of those in volume I) Two volumes Small 8vo Just a little rubbing at corners, otherwise an extremely nice copy This constitutes volumes IX and X of Colburn & Bentley?s Standard Novels and is so lettered on the spines. It is at its most complete with all three works included and is more often seen comprising just Frankenstein or only Frankenstein and The Ghost-Seer. This edition of Frankenstein is the first to be illustrated and so contains the first depiction of the monster and of course Frankenstein himself. It is also the first to bear the author?s name and has an entirely new chapter and new introduction telling the story of how the novel (now famously) came to be written. Contemporary black roan, sides with triple fillet in blind, spines ruled in blind and lettered in gilt, all edges gilt, complete with series titles to the first two works and half-title to the third [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Il Canale Grande di Venezia

      Venezia: Dalla Tipografia di Commercio, 1831. Second edition. Oblong folio, paper-covered boards with red calf spine. Engraved and colored half-title, colored map and 47 exquisitely colored copper engravings. Very Good. Ink name and inkstamp on flyleaf. Title-page tear professionally repaired, no loss. Attractively rebacked in red calf to match the original. Paper-covered boards rubbed and darkened. Text foxed; light foxing, almost all in the margins, to the plates; the map and the final plate are more foxed, but again, in the margins. Very scarce. Only 10 copies sold at auction in the last 30 years. Professional booksellers since 1994. Satisfaction guaranteed.

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        The Opening of the New London Bridge by their most Gracious Majesties William the 4th & Queen Adelaide

      London, c. 1831. Aquatint, 28.5 x 43.5 cms, with key in lower margin, blank verso.

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        Six Coloured Views on the Liverpool and Manchester Railway, with a Plate of the Coaches, Machines, &c

      1831. first edition. 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).

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        The Statute Laws of the State of Tennessee, Of a Public and General

      1831. [Tennessee]. Haywood, John, Editor. Cobbs, Robert L, Editor. The Statute Laws of the State of Tennessee, Of a Public and General Nature: Revised and Digested by Order of the General Assembly. Knoxville: F. S. Heiskell, 1831. Two volumes. Complete set. Octavo (8-3/4" x 5-1/2"). Contemporary sheep, lettering piece and blind fillets to spines. Moderate rubbing to extremities, gatoring to spines, letters of title dull, hinges cracked, corners missing from free endpapers of Volume I. Moderate dampspotting and browning to text. Early owner inscriptions to front boards, "1831" near foot of spine of Volume I. Early annotations to endleaves, interiors otherwise clean. A solid set. * Only edition. This was the fifth compilation of state laws. It offers excellent insights into the state as it began to emerge from its frontier period. Volume II, which includes land laws and Indian treatise, is quite scarce and rarely available in the trade. Babbitt, Hand-List of Legislative Sessions and Session Laws 552.

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        Modellbuch eines Wagenbauers

      Ohne Ortsangabe, 1831 -1832. 15 x 25 cm. 40 Tuschfederzeichnungen, koloriert mit Glanzauftrag, numeriert, monogr. "CH", datiert 1831 bzw. 1832. Festeinband, Halbledereinband der Zeit - Modell-Album eines Wagner / Stellmacher. Gezeigt werden ein- und mehrspännige Fahrzeuge, auch zweirädrige Chaisen, Post- und Reisewagen und Schlitten in Seitenansicht, 1 Blatt mit Vorder- und Rückansicht eines Fahrzeugs. Die sorgfältig ausgeführten Zeichnungen zeigen alle Details, z. B. Radaufhängung, Federung, Deichselaufhängung, Beleuchtung, Verdeck, Sitze, unterschiedliche Arten der Anspannung, etc. Zusammen mit der schönen Kolorierung ergibt sich eine exakte Wiedergabe des fertiggestellten Fahrzeugs mit Maßstab der Darstellung in Fuß. Einband geringfügig berieben, am Ende 10 weiße Blatt -

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        Memorie e documenti da servire alla storia della chiusa dell'Aniene in Tivoli colle quali si dismostra ci? che si e fatto dopo la costruzione della nuova chiusa e ci? che si progetta di fare per preservare da nuovi ulter

      Subject: (Tivoli). Roma, Tipografia Ajani, 1831, 4to brossura rifatta, pp. (2)-124-(2) con 7 belle e grandi tav. inc. in rame e col. a mano, pi? volte ripiegate f.t. (Lozzi, 5348). (Soft Cover)

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        The Life of Samuel Johnson including a Journal of Tour to the Hebrides.

      John Murray, London, 1831 - 6 volumes, octavo. Bound in half green morocco with marbled boards, gilt titles and decoration to spine, raised bands, marbled endpapers, gilt edges. Boards slightly worn, some internal foxing. Frontispiece engraving

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        Saggio di una distribuzione metodica degli animali vertebrati.

      Subject: (Zoologia). Roma, presso Antonio Boulzaler, 1831, 8vo mezza tela con tassello al dorso, pp. 144. Rara opera, importantissima la parte ittiologica. Manca, per dire, al Ceresoli.

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        The Cambrian Quarterly Magazine and Celtic Repertory Volume 111

      London: H Hughes, 1831 In half green leather, with marbled boards, withj some tears, corners and edges bumped and worn. Spine has title and tooling in gilt, edges bumped and worn. Internally, endpapers a little soiled, some light browning and foxing, [4], 528 pp, (viii), small tear to pages 211-214. Articles on: Olion, The Wandering Knight, Siege of Painscastle, The Reform Bill and its Operation in Wales, La Rose de Vallee, Considerations upon Eisteddfodau, History of the Languages of the Gauls and of the Armoricans, to name just a few! Rare & important. (Allibone 1272. WorldCat. COPAC)

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        La Sicile, considérée Sous le rapport de l’Agriculture. Par C. Famin.

      Paris, Se trouve chez Denaix, librairie, 1831 - [suivi de :] Révolution de Sicile en 1820, Par C. Famin. Dédié à M. le Comte Anatole de Montesquiou. Paris, Abel Ledoux, Librairie-Éditeur, 1832. 2 ouvrages en 1 vol. in-8° ; 142 pp.-(2)/(4)-210 pp.-(1), demi-basane verte, dos lisse insolé très joliment orné, filets or, titre or, palette or en pied, rel. de l’époque, bel exemplaire. Éditions originales rares avec un envoi de l’auteur au député et préfet érudit Alphonse-Jacques Mahul (1795-1871), auteur du célèbre « Cartulaire et Archives ( ) de Carcassonne, Paris, 1867 ». Blanc, Bibliographie Italico-Française, 637. Mira, Bibliografia Siciliana, t. I, p. 337. Maque à Minischetti. Le premier ouvrage offre un tableau synthétique de la Sicile physique, historique, politique et sociale pendant les années 1823, 1824, 1825 et 1826, d’après les observations, les témoignages et les matériaux recueillis par l’auteur durant ses années de séjour dans cette grande île. Le second ouvrage est une histoire de la Sicile depuis 1789 jusqu’aux mouvements insurrectionnels de 1820. Ces deux livres érudits sur la Sicile sont rares. FIRST EDITION. VERY NICE COPY. SCARCE. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Waldensian researches during a second visit to the vaudois of Piemont. With an introductory inquiry into the antiquity and purity of the waldensian church.

      Subject: (Montagna). London, Rivington, 1831, 8vo t.tela, pp. VIII-560 con 1 tav. lit. in antip. 2 cartine (una ripiegata) e 11 tav. lit. f.t. Alcune gore non troppo deturpanti.

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        Berlin wie es ist. Ein Gemälde des Lebens dieser Residenzstadt und ihrer Bewohner, dargestellt in genauer Verbindung mit Geschichte und Typographie.

      W. Natorff, Berlin 1831 - Gr.-8vo. Mit 3 (statt 7) Aquatinten (12 x 20 cm). 1 Bl., VIII, 337 S. Hldr. d. Zt. m. Rückengoldprägung u. rotem RSchild. Rotschnitt. Vgl. Holzmann-Bohatta VII, 1451. - Berlin-Bibliographie, S. 332 - Ohne den Grundriß u. 4 weitere Aquatinten. Vorhandene Taf. sind: Neue Friedrichsbrücke. Museum (Lustgarten). Münzgebäude. - Kanten berieben. Vorsätze fleckig gebräunt, m. Spuren von Siegellack. Titel gering gebräunt, im Buchblock vereinzelt leicht stockfleckig. Die letzte Taf. m. Fleck. Dekorativer Einband. gr.

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        Political Letters and Pamphlets,

      - London- William Carpenter, 1831 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. A scarce copy of this collection of pamphlets by William Carpenter. With his publication of this work, Carpenter attempted to defy the stamp duty on newspapers, but in May 1831 he was tried and convicted of evading the law and was imprisoned. With a portrait of Carpenter bound in, and many small illustrations. William Carpenter, born in 1797 at St James, Westminster, London, England, died on April 21, 1874 at Islington, London, was a 19th Century theological and political writer, journalist, and editor. Carpenter was the son of a London tradesman. He received no formal schooling, but by self-study he taught himself several ancient and modern languages. At an early age he began working for a bookseller in Finsbury, first as an errand boy, and then as an apprentice. While in prison, he edited a political magazine which was republished as Carpenter's Monthly Political Magazine in 1832. He became intensely involved in the cause of political reform, publishing numerous tracts and books on the subject through the late 1840s. He was a strong proponent of the Chartist movement and a friend of William Cobbett. He was also an active Freemason and contributor to the London Freemason magazine. He continued to publish scriptural works throughout his life, which were also popular in America. His The Israelites Found in the Anglo-Saxons (1874) was an early work on British Israelism. Condition: In a half calf binding with paper covered boards. Externally, worn with slight straining to front hinges. Internally, generally firmly bound but with one or two pages starting. Marksand curling to some pages with the occasional ink stamp. Overall: GOOD ONLY.

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        Illinois and Missouri

      Philadelphia: H. S. Tanner, 1831. Folding pocket map, copper-engraved by Tanner, period hand colouring in outline. Within original roan covers, covers bordered in gilt, the upper cover titled in gilt 'Illinois & Missouri'. (Short separations at folds, light offsetting). 22 3/4 x 27 inches. A rare pocket map issue of Tanner's map of Illinois and Missouri. Henry Tanner's A New American Atlas was the most distinguished atlas published in America during the nineteenth century. The maps were carefully constructed from the best and most recent surveys. They were finely engraved on a large-scale, printed on high quality paper, and carefully hand colored. Tanner's map of Illinois and Missouri, done in 1823, was one of the earliest maps to show Illinois and Missouri as American states. A second edition of the atlas, including the map, was published in 1825 with significant revisions to the mapping of the headwaters of the Mississippi and significant additions. Besides publishing his maps within the two editions of his great atlas, Tanner offered the maps separately in pocket map format. The separately-issued pocket maps by Tanner are less frequently encountered than the sheet maps removed from his atlas. This copy of his pocket map of Illinois and Missouri dates to 1831 and shows a number of improvements and alterations compared to the previous editions. Interestingly, there are manuscript additions to this map in Ashington, St. Francis, Perry and Cape Girardeau counties in Missouri, where platted blocks of land have been shaded presumably by an early land owner. Cf. Rumsey, 4862.023 (1833 edition); cf. Phillips, Atlases, 1376 (1833 edition); cf. Ristow, American Maps and Mapmakers, pps. 191-198.

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        Paris and its Environs

      London: Jennings and Chaplin,, 1831. Displayed in a series of Two Hundred Picturesque Views, from Original Drawings, taken under the direction of A. Pugin, Esq. The engravings executed under the superintendance of Mr. C. Heath. With topographical and historical descriptions. Two volumes, quarto (267 × 210 mm). Contemporary orange half calf, spines in compartments with gilt and blind tooling, grey cloth sides stamped with geometric pattern, blind and gilt rules to sides, red speckled edges. Engraved title pages, and numerous engraved plates (each with two views) throughout. Bookseller's ticket. Spines sunned, some scratches and marks to covers, patterned cloth repair to hinges, with a bookplate tipped in at each, some light spotting throughout, but overall in very good condition. An attractively bound early edition of architect Augustus Pugin's attractive visual record of his native Paris, with both French and English descriptive text to the beautiful plates. The publication is very much part of the English enthusiasm for Parisian tourism which began to thrive after the defeat(s) of Napoleon, a vogue recently commemorated at the Wallace Collection's exhibition: The Discovery of Paris: Watercolours by Early Nineteenth-Century British Artists. The project was first published by Robert Jennings alone in 1829, and in this edition the plates are dated 1828-31, engraved title page of each volume dated 1830 and 1831 respectively, title pages both dated 1831.

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        A Description of British Guiana, Geographical and Statistical; exhibiting Its Resources and Capabilities, together with the Present and Future Condition and Prospects of the colony.

      - "During 1831-5.he (Schomburgk) explored the rivers Essequibo (the sources of which he was the first to reach), Corentya and Berbice, and investigated in detail the capabilities of the colony of British Guiana.(in) 1840 he was appointed commissioner for surveying and marking out the boundaries of the colony." DNB XVII, p. 926. Hand-colored folding map. 155pp. 8vo, 1/4 brown morocco, orig. wrs. bound in. London, 1840. First edition. 2 tears in folds of map, otherwise a near fine copy. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Skyggebilleder af en Reise til Harzen, det sachsiske Schweitz etc. etc., i Sommeren 1831.

      Orig. udgave. Kbhvn. 1831. 224 + [1] s. Indbundet i moderne halvlæder sign. Rigmor Birkedal Kragh.. Uden smudstitelbl. BFN. 162

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        NARRATIVE OF A VOYAGE TO THE PACIFIC AND BEERING'S STRAIT, to co-operate with the Polar Expeditions: performed in His Majesty's Ship Blossom, under the command of Captain Beechey, R.N., in the years 1825, 26, 27, 28

      London, Henry Colburn and Richard Bentley, 1831.. Published by Authority of the Lords Commissioners of the Admiralty. In Two Parts. FIRST EDITION 1831, 2 volumes, complete set, 4to, approximately 280 x 220 mm, 11 x 8½ inches, pages: xxi, (3), 392; vii, (1), 393-742, (2), both complete with half-titles, errata and Directions to the Binder, Volume 2 with an advert leaf at the end, Volume 1: 14 engraved plates with tissue guards, 1 folding map of the North-West Coast of America, 1 chart of the Gambier Islands, LACKING FRONTISPIECE FOLDING CHART SHOWING TRACK OF H.M.S. BLOSSOM; Volume 2: 9 engraved plates with tissue guards, except for the frontispiece in Volume 1, all plates and maps present as called for by plate lists, 1 text illustration, erratum slip tipped in Volume II on Contents page, bound in quarter green cloth with drab boards, gilt lettered and ruled green morocco labels. Light stains to boards, amateur repair to top of spine and a small split to upper hinge on Volume I, slight wear and tiny splits to tail and to head and tail of spine on Volume 2, 2 tiny holes on lower hinge of Volume 2, all corners slightly worn, small loss of paper surface on lower cover of Volume 2, small early inscription on front endpaper of Volume 1, pale foxing to endpapers, margins of plates lightly browned and lightly foxed, pale browning offset onto margins of some adjacent text pages, Volume 1: small light brown stain to lower outer corner from front endpaper to page 51 diminishing in size, tiny chip to top edge of final leaf; Volume 2: crack between half-title and title, binding firm, occasional very pale small marks to margins, a few tiny ink spots on page 525, no loss of text. A good plus set (lacking frontispiece only). "Beechey's book is one of the most valuable of modern voyages and relates to extensive visits to Pitcairn Island, the Tuamotu Archipelago, the Society Islands and Tahiti, Alaska, Hawaii, Macao, Okinawa, and the coast of California. His book provides an important account of Monterey and San Francisco before the American conquest and gives his impressions of the missionaries in San Francisco. Beechey describes the Eskimos of the north and relates his meeting with John Adams, last survivor of the mutiny on the Bounty, who gave Beechey a lengthy account. In the course of this voyage, Beechey discovered several islands in the Pacific.” Hill, Pacific Voyages, Volume I, page 19; Parsons Collection, Volume II, 169; Sabin 4347; MORE IMAGES ATTACHED TO THIS LISTING, ALL ZOOMABLE. POSTAGE AT COST.

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      Edinburgh. 1831-1839.. Five volumes. A few in-text illustrations. Half title in third, fourth, and fifth volumes. Large thick octavos. 20th-century cloth, spines gilt. An occasional bit of tanning or a fox mark, but generally quite clean internally. Very good. This is Audubon's text, designed to accompany the elephant folio edition of THE BIRDS OF AMERICA, giving sketches of the birds described therein. Of great interest are Audubon's accounts of his travels and adventures in the American hinterland, scattered through the volumes as part of the bird descriptions and as separate anecdotes. Includes accounts of his experiences in the Florida Keys, along the Mississippi, and in Louisiana and Kentucky in the 1820s and '30s. Audubon published the text separately from the double elephant folio plates in order to avoid a stricture of the British Copyright Act of 1709, which would have required him to deposit a set of the plates with each of nine depository libraries in the United Kingdom. The publication date on the titlepage of the fifth volume is incorrectly printed as "1849." One of the classic texts of American natural history and travel. HOWES A389, "aa." MEISEL III, p.406. SABIN 2366. CLARK II:179 (ref). SERVIES 1532, 1677, 1743, 2120, 2302.

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        Neue Bildergallerie für die Jugend. IV. Band. Enthaltend über 100, durch 12 Bogen Text erläuterte Darstellungen aus der Geographie, Geschichte, Naturgeschichte, u. a. Merkwürdigkeiten in 12 Heften mit Umschlag.

      C. Hellfarth (1831), Gotha - Quer-8vo. Mit 80 statt 108 Lithographien. 1 Bl., 92 S. Text, zweispaltig gedruckt. Hldr. d. Zt. m. Deckelschild. Mit 29 Stadtansichten, darunter Ulm, Stuttgart (2), Regensburg, Nürnberg, Danzig, Königsberg, Lübeck (2), Tübingen, Esslingen, Lindau, Bingen, Passau usw., Darstellungen von Tieren (Leopard, Tamarin, Faultier, Antilope, Affen, Vögel etc.), vom Telegraphen u. von Wasserhosen auf dem Meere. - Es fehlen die Taf. 1, 10-31, 49, 100, 103, 106 u. 108. - Einband stark berieben u. bestoßen, teils m. Fehlstellen. An d. Rändern durchgehend fingerfleckig, bisweilen stockfleckig, teils kl. Einrisse, am unteren Rande stellenweise etw. abgegriffen. gr. [Attributes: First Edition]

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        Lebensgeschichte der Giftmörderin Gesche Margarethe Gottfried, geborne Timm. Nach erfolgtem Straferkenntnisse höchster Instanz herausgegeben von dem Defensor derselben. Die Giftmörderin Gesche Margarethe Gottfried, in der Gefangenschaft bis zur Hinrichtung. Nach Vollzug des Todesurtheils herausgegeben von dem Defensor derselben. EA. 2 Bände.

      XII S., 1 Bl., 302 S., 1 Bl., VI S., 1 Bl., 208 S.. 8°. Neue Pappbde im Stil d. Z. mit 2 Lederrückenschildern und reicher Rückenvergoldung. Bd 1: Etwas finger- bzw. braunfleckig; Titel mit einigen kleinen Wasserflecken; erste Bll. mit kl. Wasserfleck im Bug; letzte Bll. mit Wasserfleck im Seitensteg; Titel mit kleiner hinterlegter Fehlstelle am Fuß; einige weitere Fleckchen; Bl. 193/94 im Bug mit schmalem Papierstreifen verstärkt, dadurch Buchstabenverlust. Bd 2: Bis S. 2 mit Ausrissen am Fußrand (professionell hinterlegt; kein Textverlust); bis S. 95 mit schwächer werdenden Spuren von Schimmelbefall am Fußrand; letzte Bll. an Kopf und Fuß angestaubt; alter Stempel verso Titelei; ohne das Stahlstichporträt und die faks. Handschrift. Der Einband (mit Geneviève von Hahns Signierstempel) ist ein vorzügliches Beispiel für Buchbinderkunst. Band 2 sollte 2 Teile enthalten, von denen hier nur der erste vorhanden ist; der zweite Teil behandelt die Gefangenschaft der Gottfried, wie im Untertitel angekündigt, der erste (dieser hier vollständig) das gerichtliche Verfahren. Gottfried (1785-1830 Bremen), der für den Zeitraum 1813 bis 1828 (Verhaftung) mindestens 30 Vergiftungen (mit "Mäusebutter", "Rattenkraut" = Arsenik) zur Last gelegt werden, darunter 15 tödlich verlaufene u. a. an ihren Kindern, Eltern, Ehemännern, einer Freundin, Nachbarn, dem Verlobten, wird vom Verfasser dem "höheren Mittelstand" zugerechnet; ihr Fall erregte weltweites Aufsehen. Voget als Verteidiger arbeitet in der Verteidigungsschrift heraus, dass das Gericht keine oder zu späte Beweissicherung unternommen habe, keine oder zu späte Obduktionen der Opfer angeordnet habe, Unzuständige als Gutachter bestellt habe, die Zurechnungsfähigkeit nicht überprüft habe etc.. Gegen die gerichtsseitige Argumentation, Gottfried habe aus Egoismus und Habgier gemordet, führt er das trieb- und suchthafte Verhalten an, das eine Zurechnungsfähigkeit zweifelhaft mache. Gegen das Todesurteil (Enthauptung durch das Schwert - als Strafmilderung!) beantragt er wegen einiger anderer, minderer Delikte eheliche Unzucht, Meineid, Diebstahl), eine mehrjährige Zuchthausstrafe und anschließende Sicherheitsverfahrung. Aufgrund des Nachweises diverser Verfahrensfehler gelingt Voget eine Revision, die jedoch scheitert. Das Appellationsgericht bestätigt das Todesurteil, dem ersten Bremischen nach einer Periode von 40 Jahren, indem es den Geständnissen Gottfrieds hinreichende Beweiskraft für ihre Schuld zuschreibt, an anderer Stelle aber ihre notorische Geltungssucht und Lügnereien konstatiert. Ohne dass Voget es anführt, lassen die apodiktischen Urteilsbegründungen die Vermutung zu, das Gericht habe das Urteil schon vor der Verfahrenseröffnung gefällt (Druck der Öffentlichkeit, die die Schuld sofort nach Bekanntwerden der Gottfried zuschrieb?). Heutzutage würde ein Strafverteidiger vermutlich (und vermutlich mit Erfolg) die Unbefangenheit des Gerichts anzweifeln.

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        The American Biblical Repository. Vols. 1-12

      Andover/Boston:, 1831-1838. *The price of this item HAS BEEN temporarily reduced by 10% until Sunday, Oct. 13. Order now for BEST SAVINGS! First Series: volumes 1-12, in 8 bindings, thick quartos, an uninterrupted run, bound, some bindings require repairs or replacement, textually quite good, PRICE IS FOR THE LOT:. Photos available upon request.

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        A Topographical Dictionary of England ( Atlas Only ) ( 43 County Maps, Plus Folding Plan of London )

      London: Lewis and Co , 1831. Atlas volume only, 43 uncoloured maps, of which 13 are folding, plus folding plan of London. Bound in full period calf, raised bands, leather title labels, ornate gilt tooling in compartments, gilt ruled lines on boards, full marble edges, marble endpapers. Calf light rubbed, a few scuff marks, some fading. Generally a very nice clean firm binding. Internally, some occasional spotting. Maps in very good condition. A very nice collection of county maps, in a very attractive period binding. A75. First Edition. Very Good. Quarto.

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        President Andrew Jackson SIGNED Rare John Wheeler Document

      1831. 1st Edition. Other Other. Fair. Boldly signed at the bottom by President Andrew Jackson and counter-signed by Secretary of State, Edward Livingston. This particular document is the appointment of John Wheeler to the position of Clerk to the commission under the law to carry into effect the Convention between the United States and his Majesty he King of the French. Wheeler was a politician and historian who served as the United States Minister to Nicaragua from 1855 to 1856. He was also appointed to be the superintendent of the Federal Mint in Charlotte, North Carolina by President Andrew Jackson. On July 4, 1831, France and the United States reached a settlement of claims on shipping attacks by both countries. France would pay 25 million francs to the United States for claims due; while the United States would pay 1.5 million francs to settle French claims. Document measures 10 x 13. Moderate toning from old tape reinforcement on reverse along intersecting folds. Fair condition.

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        Annali del teatro della città di Reggio. Anno 1830.

      1831 - Bologna, coi tipi di Nobili e Comp., 1831. In 8vo (cm. 20,7); copertina originale stampata con cornice e le scritte: "Al Sig." "Pel Sig."; pp. (2), 288, (4). Un foglietto con l'elenco dei nuovi associati applicato al piatto posteriore. Gennaio: Spettacoli di carnevale. Aprile: Spettacoli di fiera. Giugno: Rappresentazioni della Compagnia Zocchi. Novembre: Drammatica Compagnia Ciarli e Falchetti. Il barbiere di Siviglia, Il Turco in Italia, Giulietta e Romeo, Bianca e Faliero. Attori della Compagnia Zocchi; Attori della Compagnia Falchetti; Augusto Bon. Intermezzi musicali alle commedie. Axs [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Robinson Crusoe

      London: John Major. 1831, 1831. Early 19th century edition. 2 volumes. 8vo. Bound in old half maroon morocco over red cloth boards. Titled and ruled in gilt to spines. Minor edgewear , a little slight bumping and shelfwear, spines uniformly faded. A clean, sharp and handsome copy. Illustrated throughout, with frontispiece plartes to both volumes. Top edges gilt. Internally clean, marbled endpapers with armorial bookplate of R.H.S Truell to front pastedowns. Minor very light occasional spotting. A pretty, rather charming little set.

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        The Reformers Attack on the Old Rotten Tree - or the Foul Nests of the Cormorants in Danger (Printed Silk Ephemera)

      1831. Softcover. Good. London, ca. 1831. Original printed silk scarf. Approximately 31 X 32" including small margins, with a large central design partly printed in colors depicting the parliamentary battle over the Reform Bill of 1832. Some spotting and stains, occasional tear or worn spot resulting in brief losses. Fragile and very scarce British political ephemera from the period just prior to the Victorian era. The large tree in the image is identified as the "Rotten Borough System" in which over a dozen nesting cormorants (each bearing the name of a particular Member of Parliament) are threatened with the need for a new home as a throng of several dozen men attack the tree's trunk with broad axes. The death of George IV in 1830 and the ascension of William IV to the throne opened the door for reformers to demand changes in the government. Legislation was passed in 1832 which helped to shift representation in Parliament from the gentry to the populace, and was instrumental in transforming Britain from an aged colonial power into the industrial empire that dominated the world's economy. Oxford appears to have a copy at the Bodleian Library, University of Oxford: John Johnson Collection. See our pictures.

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        1- TELEKI (Cte Ladislas). La Hongrie aux peuples civilisés. Manifeste publié au nom du gouvernement hongrois. Paris, chez les Marchands de nouveautés, décembre 1848. (2), 77 p. 2- POUILLET (Claude Servais Mathias). Le conservatoire des Arts et Métiers. Paris, Garnier Frères, 1849. 39 p. et 1 plan gravé dépliant. 3- CHATENET (Gustave). Le Roi de Naples devant l'opinion publique, suite au procès commencé par M. Gladstone dans ses lettres à Lord Aberdeen. Paris, Librairie Nouvelle, 1851. 56 p. 4- BONNEMERE (Eugène). Les paysans au XIXème siècle. Nantes, Imp. de la Vve Camille Mellinet, 1847. vi, [7]- 50 p.,1 f. bl. 5- CARNOT (Hippolyte). Le ministère de l'Instruction publique et des Cultes depuis le 24 février jusqu'au 5 juillet 1848. Paris, P

      - Recueil de 5 ouvrages reliés en un volume in-8, demi chagrin vert de l'époque, dos à nerfs soulignés de filets estampés à froid, titre doré, initiales du possesseur en pied (L.R.). 1- Edition originale de ce manifeste publié au lendemain de l'insurrection hongroise contre l'Empire autrichien. Teleki fut alors chargé de se rendre à Paris pour obtenir du gouvernement républicain des secours efficaces. Mais, malgré ses appels à l'opinion publique (cette brochure), sa démarche resta vaine. 2- Edition originale. Pouillet fut nommé administrateur en 1831 du conservatoire des Arts et Métiers où il était également titulaire de la chaire de Physique appliquée. 3- Edition originale. 4- Edition originale. 5- Edition originale. Bon exemplaire, très bien relié. [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

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        Het overrompelen der boot van Van Speyk. - Het springen der boot van Van Speyk.

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

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        Remarks Made on a Tour to Prairie du Chien; thence to Washington City, in 1829

      Columbus: Isaac N. Whitting, 1831. First. hardcover. [3], vi-vii, [blank], [1], 1, 296pp. (untrimmed pages are uniformly toned). 12mo, rebound in full beige morocco; burgundy leather spine label, lettered in gilt. Columbus, O: Isaac N. Whitting, 1831. First edition. Nothing indicating the mission of Atwater appears on the title, yet the real object of the tour was to procure as Commissioner of the government, a cession of the title of the Winnebago, Potawatomi, Chippewa, and Ottawa Indians in the rich mineral lands, now forming the State of Wisconsin and part of Illinois. Much the greater part of the work is devoted therefore to a narration of the peculiarities of those tribes which he visited, biography of some of their cheifs, Indian poetry, specimens of their language, and incidents of his associations with them". -Field 54. Atwater was "a social and intellectual pioneer of the Middle West, and perhaps the first advocate of forest conservation; he was one of the first to predict the success of the railway, the first historian of his state [Ohio] and the founder of its school system". -DAB; ; Howes A379; Sabin 2335.

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        Regenten- und Volks-Geschichte der Länder Cleve, Mark, Jülich, Berg und Ravensberg. Von Karl dem Großen bis auf die Vereinigung mit der Preußischen Monarchie (von 768 - 1815)

      Krefeld, Funcke 1831 -1836. 22 cm. 3 Bände; 8, (8), 523, (1); (2), 512; (2), 414, (2) Seiten Festeinband, Halbledereinband der Zeit mit marmoriertem Deckelbezug, Rückenschild und Rückenvergoldung - Band 1 bei Becker, Elberfeld, erschienen. 1: Von Karl dem Großen bis zur Mitte des 14. Jahrhunderts; 2: Vom Anfang der Regenten- und Volksgeschichte bis zum 15. Jahrhundert. Geschichte der Grafen von Ravensberg; 3: Von der Vereinigung der Länder Cleve, Mark, Jülich, Berg und Ravensberg bis zur Vereinigung mit Preußen. Stempel auf Titelblatt -

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        Notre-Dame de Paris

      Paris: Gosselin,, 1831. 2 volumes, octavo (220 × 137 mm). Uncut in contemporary quarter calf, rebacked with original spines laid down, black spine labels, sprinkled paper-covered boards, preserved in a half-morocco folding case. Each title-page with a wood-engraved vignette by Tony Johannot. Binding extremities worn, some foxing or browning, but still a very good copy. First edition, first impression. According to the publisher's own statement in the Journal des débats (10 May 1831), the first impression of 1,100 copies was separated into four groups, each bearing a fictitious "édition" statement on the title-page, a scheme designed to make the public believe that the novel was selling rapidly. All four "éditions" are textually identical (witness the identical pagination errors on II, 439 ["339"] and 491 ["391"]). The title-page of this copy reads "Quatrième édition".

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      Charlestown. 1831.. 27,[1]pp. 20th-century mottled calf, gilt with leather labels. Original wrappers bound in at rear. Boards scuffed, labels a bit chipped. Ownership inscription on front flyleaf, modern ownership ink stamp on titlepage and front wrapper. Minor soiling. Untrimmed. Very good. This is the first major proposal by visionary promoter Kelley, all of whose schemes came to nothing, but whose ideas encouraged many others. This pamphlet outlines his well reasoned plan for settlements in Oregon near the mouth of the Columbia River, with a woodcut plan of one of the proposed settlements printed on the last page. Kelley tried to obtain the assistance of the ministry in promoting his plan, with assurance of converting the Indians. This copy retains the original wrappers, noting a price of 12 1/2 cents on the front wrapper, and giving a list of agents on the verso. At the end of the text Kelley calls on newspaper publishers to print his circular in their papers as a public service. WAGNER-CAMP 44a. STREETER SALE 3345. HOWES K43, "b." TWENEY 89, 39 (note). GRAFF 2286. SABIN 37260. SMITH 2007.

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        Lease in Elizabeth Street Hobart

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

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