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      - Obra atribuida a S.A.I. Madrid, Imp. Real, 1831, 16x21, 4 tomos, LVIII-442p. 1h.+ XI-418p.+ X-375p.+ VIII-407p. 36 láminas plegadas, la mayoria mapas, varios sellos de anterior propietario medio borrados, el resto muy buena conservación. Enc. moderna realizada por Camacho en holandesa piel de cabra con puntas, hierros y nervios en lomera. (10006).

      [Bookseller: Librería J. Cintas]
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      - A TRAVEZ DOS ANDES NAS PROVINCIAS DO NORTE DO PERU, E DESCENDO PELO RIO AMAZONAS, Até ao PARA. POR? TRADUZIDA DO INGLEZ. LIVERPOOL, IMPRESSA POR F. B. WRIGHT. 1831. In 4º (de 22,5x14 cm) com viii-318 pags. Encadernação da época em cartonagem, cansada. Ilustrado com um mapa desdobrável de costa a costa da América do Sul entre os paralelos 3º de latitude Norte e 13º de latitude Sul, contendo o plano do Amazonas impresso com todos os dados actualizados à época para acompanhar a narrativa do Tenente Maw. Exemplar apresenta oxidação generalizada do papel devido à qualidade do mesmo. Inocêncio (I, 182) refere esta tradução efectuada por 'António Julião da Costa, Consul da Nação Portugueza em Liverpool'. Location/localizacao: 1-A1-E-52

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        Sayings And Doings

      London: Charles Tilt, 1831/1834. - A Scarce Social SatireHEATH, Henry. Sayings And Doings. London: Charles Tilt, 1831/1834. First edition. Oblong folio (9 3/4 x 14 in; 248 x 356 mm). Twenty drawings on five (of six) hand-colored etched plates. Bound c. 1920 in quarter green cloth over drab card boards. Tape repair to closed tear to verso of plates 2 and 6. Light smudging to margins. Otherwise an excellent set.Drawings on Plate No. I undated; Plate Nos. 4 and 6 dated 1831; Plate Nos. 2 and 5 dated 1834.OCLC records only three copies in institutional holdings worldwide. ABPC records no copies seen at auction since at least 1923."Henry Heath (fl. 1822–1842), caricaturist, is a shadowy figure. Because of a similarity in style between William and Henry Heath and their collaboration on three prints, it has been suggested that they were related, even as brothers (George, Catalogue, 9.liv). Henry Heath etched theatrical portraits from 1822 and both social and political caricatures from 1824, his work being published by Fores and Gans. In 1831 he started to imitate the political caricatures of HB, changing from etching to lithography and adopting the monogram HH. About this time various sets of his comic vignettes in the manner of George Cruikshank were issued and were collected in 1840 under the title of The Caricaturist's Sketch Book; in the 1830s he also drew cockney sportsmen, following the example of Robert Seymour. One cartoon by him was published in Punch in 1842. In the same year he drew some amusing caricatures of Queen Victoria's visit to Scotland, after which, according to M. H. Spielmann (The History of Punch, 1895, 452), he emigrated to Australia. Dorothy George called him ‘a competent and versatile but very imitative caricaturist’ (George, Catalogue, 10.xliv)" (Oxford Online DNB).Not in Abbey or Tooley. [Attributes: First Edition]

      [Bookseller: David Brass Rare Books, Inc.]
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        Les Trochilidées ou Les Colibris et Les Oiseaux-Mouches Suvis D'un Index Général

      Paris: Arthus Bertrand. G+ : in Good condition plus. Cover with minor joint rubbing. Scattered browning. A few plates slightly discoloured and some spotting. Illustrations bright. Plate 16 missing and appears not to have been bound in. Aeg. Signature on ffep of 'Douglas & Clydesdale'. 1831. First Edition. Green leather gilt decorated cover. 240mm x 150mm (9" x 6"). iv, 171pp;xliii. 65 [of 66] hand coloured tissue guarded engraved plates. .

      [Bookseller: Barter Books Ltd]
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        De Poenis Ecclesiasticis praxis absoluta et universalis. Bound with, Animadversiones et additamenta ex posterioribus summorum pontificum constitutionibus et sacrarum congregationum decretis desumpta

      Rome - Ercole, 1831 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. The Giraldi editions of these two major theological works, including Barbosa's work on parish priests, bound together in one volume. The full title of the first work: De Poenis Ecclesiasticis praxis absoluta et universalis ab Adm. R. P. Carolo Antonio Thesauro, Societatis Jesu, jam primum in duas partes distributa, nunc notis et accessionibus earumdem poenarum ab anno 1653 ad usque 1760 inflictarum locupletata ab Adm. R. P. Ubaldo Giraldi a Sancto Cajetano, CL. Reg. scholarum piarum apostolico romani cleri examinatore et collegii ecclesiastici rectore. Nova romana editio accuratior. Agostinho Barbosa, 1589 -1649, was a prolific Portuguese writer on canon law. His work included dictionary-type surveys of the legal elements. Ubaldo Giraldi, 16921775, also known by the Latin name Ubaldus A Sancto Cajetano, was an Italian canonist. Condition: In a quarter leather binding. Externally, some edge wear, with water stains and fading. The joints are just starting, with a little lifting to the spine leather. The hinges are strained, with the rear rather weak. Internally, firmly bound, bright, with occasional scattered backgroundfoxing, prominent to the title pages. There are inner andfore-edgemarginal tidemarks from the second page 335 to the rear, that do not affect the text. Overall: GOOD ONLY..

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      Vienna, 17. I. 1831. - Folio. 1 p. on double leaf. Written on a letter addressed to him, by his personal physician Andreas Joseph Stifft (1760-1836), in the year in which the cholera epidemic was to spread all over Europe and North America. - Some browning and foxing.

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat INLIBRIS Gilhofer Nfg. GmbH]
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        THE LIFE OF SAMUEL JOHNSON, LL.D. Including A Journal of A Tour to the Hebrides [Extra-Illustrated Set]: A New Edition with Numerous Additions and Notes, by John Wilson Croker. In Five Volumes.

      London: John Murray, 1831. Early edition. Full Calf. Fine. Five (5) volumes, octavo; engraved frontispiece in each volume + many engraved portraits inserted and bound into the text. Bound by W. Pratt in polished calf, gilt-decorative spines with raised bands, red and green leather labels, ruled covers and dentelles, marbled endpapers, all edges gilt. 8.5" x 5.25" Extra-illustrated with the insertion of hundreds of engraved portraits.

      [Bookseller: R & A Petrilla, Booksellers (IOBA)]
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        The Quarterly Journal of Education, Complete Run from 1st Issue January 1831 to October 1833, 12 Quarters Bound as 6.

      Charles Knight, London 1831 - 426 + 399 + 390 +389 + 391 + 396 pp. Almost all boards detached & external spines disintegrating but content generally still well bound together, in some instances 1st 2 or 3 pages have come away with the boards but every page appears to be present & correct. Interiors in nice clean condition. Library bookplate/s on inside of covers, but no other lib markings. A VERY SCARCE SET. Ideal for rebind. Weighs about 4kg. Picture of this set available. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Tony Hutchinson]
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        Life of MA-KA-TAI-ME-SHE-KIA-KIAK or Black Hawk

      Life of MA-KA-TAI-ME-SHE-KIA-KIAK or Black Hawk, embracing the tradition of his nation - Indian Wars in which he has been engaged - cause of joining the British in their late war with America, and its history - Description of the Rock-River Village - Manner and Customs - Encroachments by the whites, contrary to Treaty- Removal from his village in 1831 with an account of the cause and general history of the Late War, His surrender and confinement at Jefferson Barrack, and Travels Through the United States. Dictated by Himself. First edition. Text is foxed. Spine has title label - "Life of Black Hawk." Corners are heavily rubbed. Light pencil notations on front paste down endpaper and free endpaper. The picture of Black Hawk opposite the title page has a 5cm section missing from lower right hand corner. Extremely rare.

      [Bookseller: Jerry Cunningham - Bookseller]
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      Edinburgh: Adam Black, 1831-1835.. Various paginations. Modern three-quarter brown morocco and marbled boards, spine gilt. Light shelf wear. Bookplate on front pastedown. Minor foxing and toning. Very good. These extracts from ORNITHOLOGICAL BIOGRAPHY pull together in one volume all sixty of the short travel pieces that Audubon interspersed among the descriptions of birds in the first three volumes of the text for his famous ornithological work. These "episodes" were intended to divert the general reader and are of considerable literary and historical interest since they describe persons and events on the American frontier from Newfoundland to Florida. One of the classic texts of American natural history. Includes accounts of his experiences in the Florida Keys, along the Mississippi, and in Louisiana and Kentucky in the 1820s and '30s. The sketches were later collected and published separately, in 1926. HOWES A389. MEISEL III, p.406. SABIN 2366. CLARK II:179 (ref). SABIN 2366.

      [Bookseller: William Reese Company - Americana]
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        Generalkarte der Gefürsteten Grafschaft Tyrol nebst Vorarlberg und dem Souverainen Fürstenthume Liechtenstein

      Stahlstich-Karte auf 2 Blättern von Carl Stein für Artaria & Co., Wien 1831. 85x55 cm. je Blatt. Maßstab ca. 1 : 290.000. Zusammen - Engelmann, Geogr. S. 1000 - Tooley 2 Bd. 4 S. 210 - Tirol eingeteilt in die Kreise Oberinntal, Unterinntal, Pustertal, Bozen, Trient, Roveredo, mit Vorarlberg und dem Fürstentum Liechtenstein. Die Geländedarstellung mit Bergstrichzeichnungen, Fels- und Gletscherzeichnungen. Rechts unten Legende und Meilenzeiger in österreichischen Postmeilen und Wiener Klafter. Beide Blätter mittig gefaltet. Interessante Karte in außergewöhnlichem Format.

      [Bookseller: Wenner Antiquariat]
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        Anleitung zur Grubenmauerung

      Schneeberg, Schumann 1831.. Text- und Tafelband. Mit 35 lithograph. Tafeln. XIV, 188 S. Textband: HLdr. des 19. Jhdts. 27 x 20 cm. - Tafelband: Pappband d. Zt. 20,5 x 37 cm. Über den Grubenausbau in Stein beim Bergbau. Moritz Ferdinand Gätzschmann (1800-1895) hatte selbst an der Bergakademie Freiberg studiert. 1832 erhielt er einen Lehrauftrag für Markscheidekunst und 1835 den für Bergbaukunst. Seine Ernennung zum Professor erfolgte 1836. Seit 1841 leitete er die Lehranstalt für mechanische Baugewerke. 1846 veröffentlichte er u.a. "Die Lehre von den bergmännischen Gewinnungsarbeiten" (vgl. Kat. Bergakad. Freiberg 219). - Druckvermerk am Titel mit montierter Ergänzung: "Jetzt Verlag von Craz & Gerlach in Freyberg". - Text- und Tafelband jeweils etwas berieben und bestoßen, Tafelband tls. am unteren Rand mit Braunfleck und ein wenig fingerfleckig. Untere Ecke des Textbandes tls. knickfaltig.

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Turszynski]
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        FENNER'S POCKET ATLAS, of Modern & Ancient Geography

      Robert Jennings, London - Undated but [1831] & 1828; title continues "Divided according to the General Treaty of Peace, by Congress in 1815 & exhibiting Parry, Ross & Franklin's Discoveries to the Present Period" two parts in one: calligraphic title pages to each vol, and calligraphic contents list, 55 numbered map leaves in the first part including one double page comparison plate of mountains and rivers, and eight double page maps (double maps include Hemisphere maps, World Map, Ottoman Empire, Chinese Empire, Canada United States etc.); 26 numbered map leaves in the secont part of which one double page; all correct and in accordance with the lists of plates, all hand coloured in outline and the comparision mountains and rivers page also hand coloured. Contemporary half calf binding with black title label, gilt to the spine, cloth covered boards, binding good and strong with some general wear and rubbing, accomplished repair to the base of the spine and front joint, corners a little more worn, small chip to head of the spine. Contents clean and tight, original end papers, a little reading wear and age marking, a few finger marks to margins, the odd ink mark and foxing spot, folding world map with short (35mm) split along folding section. A very good complete copy. [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        Jacqueline of Holland: A Historical Tale. In three volumes

      London - Henry Colburn and Richard Bentley, 1831 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. First edition. A complete set and first edition of this historical novel from the 1830s. First Edition. Complete in three volumes. Bound without any half titles but no collation available for this very rare novel, so may well not be called for, other copies seem similarly lacking. Thomas Colley Grattan (1792 - 4 July 1864), was an Irish writer. Born in Dublin, he was educated for the law, but did not practise. He wrote a few novels, including The Heiress of Bruges (4 volumes, 1830); but his best work was Highways and Byways, a description of his Continental wanderings, of which he published three series. He also wrote a history of the Netherlands and books on America. He was for some time British Consul at Boston, U. S. Condition: In half calf bindings with marbled boards. Externally, generally smart, rubbed in places. Some chipping to the spine labels. Internally, firmly bound. Generally clean with some scattered spots prominent to the first and last few pages. Copperplate ink signature to titlepage of volume I, dated 1831. Bookplates have been removed from the front pastedowns, leaving some tearing. Overall: VERY GOOD..

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        Historic Doubts Relative to Napoleon Buonaparte

      1831. [Pamphlets]. Historic Doubts Relative to Napoleon Buonaparte. Fourth Edition. London: B. Fellowes, 1831. iv, [5-55] pp. [Bound with] Advice to a Young Reviewer, with a Specimen of the Art. London: M.A. Nattali, 1828. 24 pp. [Bound with] Benson, Christopher. The Israelites Asking a King. A Sermon Preached in the Temple Church, on Sunday, November 18th, 1832. London: Baldwin and Cradock, 1832. 32 pp. [Bound with] A Letter to the Inhabitants of Winchester, by Wm. Bingham Baring, Esq. on the Subject of His Conduct as a Magistrate in the Arrest of Mr. and Mrs. Deacle; with Copies of the Depositions and Affidavits Referred to Therein. London: Whittaker and Co., 1831. 55 pp. [Bound with] Miller, John. On the Administration of Justice in the British Colonies in the East-Indies. London: Parbury, Allen, and Co., 1828. 150 pp. [Bound with] Nassau, Wm., Senior. A Letter to Lord Howick, on a Legal Provision for the Irish Poor; Commutation of Tithes, and a Provision for the Irish Roman Catholic Clergy. Third Edition. London: John Murray, 1832. xvii, [3]-104 pp. [Bound with] Charge Delivered to the Grand Jury of the County of the City of Bristol by the Right Honorable Sir Nicolas Conyngham Tindal.... N.p.: n.p., 1832. 14 pp. [Bound with] Trial of Maj.-G. Sir Robert-Thomas Wilson, Captain J.H. Hutchinson, and M. Bruce, Esq.: Before the Court of Assizes, at Paris [April 22, 1816]. [Paris]: M. Nouzou, n.d. 112 pp. Octavo (5" x 8"). Contemporary half-calf over marbled boards, raised bands. Rubbing with wear to corners, joints and board edges. Minor chipping to spine ends. Early owner signatures to front pastedown a first pages of a few pamphlets, brief annotations to On the Administration of Justice. Occasional light foxing, interior otherwise clean. A unique compilation.

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        Narrative of a Voyage to the Pacific and Beering's Strait,

      1831 - The above is the octavo version, printed in the same year as the quarto edition for a more general readership. Beechey's account is among the most interesting of those published concerning British naval expeditions. Among the Blossom's ports of call were Pitcairn and Tahiti, the Sandwich Islands, and Petrapauloski. Her crew collected hydrographical data throughout the voyage but particularly along the Arctic coast of Alaska to Point Barrow. At the end of 1826 the Blossom wintered in California and this visit is recorded at some length (65pp.) and illustrated with a plate showing ?Californians throwing the Lasso? Beechey's principal objective had been to rendezvous with Franklin in July 1826; and although this was not achieved, the Admiralty's instructions were entirely fulfilled in every other respect. Hill, 93; Lada-Mocarski, 95; Sabin, 4347.

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        Queen Adelaide

      London,: Colnaghi,, 1831.. Engraved oval portrait, 29 x 24 mm.; fine. Sir William Beechey, well known English portrait painter, was elected A.R.A. in 1793. In the same year he painted a portrait of Queen Charlotte which procured him the appointment of portrait painter to her majesty. In 1798, he was knighted and elected a full member of the Royal Academy. He died eight years after this portrait was painted, in 1839, at the age of 86.Queen Adelaide was on the British throne at the proclamation of the colony of South Australia in 1836, and the new city was named for her. She was the daughter of Joseph, Duke of Saxe-Attenburg.

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      Anselin,, Paris 1831 - (Codice SR0776) Grand in folio, cm 51,7x36,5. Atlas illustré de 17 splendides cartes gravées sur cuivre double page dont 3 rempliées (avec pelotons aquarellés). Anciens cachets de bibliothèque ducale. Reliure de l'époque demi cuir (manque en bas, mors en partie fendu), 2 pièces de titre, plats et gardes marblées, traces d'etiquette en papier. Intérieur en parfait état sauf quelques légères jaunissures marginales. Euro 1600 ~ Ottime condizioni e descrizioni accurate. Dettagli extra su richiesta. Tutti i libri subito disponibili. Fine conditions or described meticulously. Upon request more pictures and book description in English. All books are in stock ~

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        LANDS IN UPPER CANADA, To Be Disposed of by the Canada Company. Incorporated by Royal Charter and Act of Parliament, in 1826; Map of the townships of Upper Canada; Climate, Soil, and Productions of Upper Canada

      London: Marchant, Printer, Ingram-Court, 1831. Broadside, 56.5 cm x 41.3 cm, map portion measures 24 cm x 39 cm. Map inset: "Huron Tract / Belonging to the / Canada Company," 2 tables of distance, reference to the townships in Niagara District. On verso: "Climate, Soil and Productions of Upper Canada." Text in 4 columns. Shows districts, counties and townships in which land was available for purchase by immigrants. One clean fold, very light dust soiling to margins, else an excellent, clean, collectible copy of a scarce, early emigration broadside. Winearls #76(4). TPL 1630 (without mention of map). . Map.

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        Die Arachniden. Getreu nach der Natur abgebildet und beschrieben. Erster, Zweiter Band. [Volumes I-II]

      Nürnberg, C. H Zeh'sche Buchhandlung, 1831, 1834. Two volumes in one. 8vo. iv, 129; 75 pp., 73 nicely hand-coloured engraved plates including 160 figures. Contemporary half calf over marbled boards, red morocco label with gilt title on spine.* The first German publication on spiders, written and illustrated by Carl Wilhelm Hahn (1786-1835). According to Junk, Rara "ungemein selten". This is the rare start of the set of 16 volumes, published up to 1848 with a total of 563 plates. Quite a few library stamps from the library of the famous arachnologist Embrik Strand (1876-1947), with place names Riga, or Berlin, in the text and several erased stamps on the plates and title page. Strand's signature on the first blank leaf. Rebacked (only part of the original spine and label preserved), otherwise a good copy of one of the rarest books on spiders, with fine, detailed and accurately coloured images. Many species are described and figured for the first time. Bonnet, p. 378; Cat. BM(NH), p. 764; Junk Rara II, p. 137; Nissen ZBI, 1800; Neither in Horn-Schenkling, nor in Hagen.

      [Bookseller: Dieter Schierenberg bv]
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        Deux lettres signées, dont une autographe à Hyacinthe Pilorge et une autre de la main de ce dernier à un vicaire.

      - I: À Hyacinte Pilorge. Une page autographe in-8, Genève, dimanche 9 octobre [1831], adresse au dos. Déchirure avec manque en bout de deux lignes de texte. - II: À un vicaire. Une page signée in-8, mardi 15 mars 1842. I: À propos d'une chanson de Béranger qui lui est dédiée. Il a écrit la veille à son "cher Hyacinte, pour [lui] dire d'effacer cette phrase dans [sa] réponse à M. de Béranger, s'il en étoit encore temps à l'impression chez Ladvocat: Si vos sujets sont du moment, votre style ne l'est pas, dans l'anarchie de la nouvelle école [.]". Il annonce son arrivée à Paris, le 16 et "aimerai[t] que l'on retarde "d'un ou deux jours la publication, si faire se pouvoit [.]". - Alors que Chateaubriand, après avoir refusé de reconnaître à la chambre des pairs la légitimité du pouvoir de Louis-Philippe, s'était quelque temps réfugié en Suisse, l'écrivain Pierre-Jean de Béranger avait fait paraître une chanson, "à M. de Chateaubriand", qui commençait ainsi: "Chateaubriand, pourquoi fuir ta patrie, fuir son amour notre encens et nos soins? N'entends tu pas la France qui s'écrie: mon beau ciel pleure une étoile de moins". La chanson de Béranger et la Réponse de Chateaubriand allaient paraître dans Paris ou le livre des Cent-et-un, une publication du libraire éditeur Ladvocat qui connut quinze volumes de 1832 à 1834. Son ambition était d'offrir une image de la vie parisienne en demandant des collaborations aux principaux écrivains de l'époque. - II: À un vicaire. Une page signée in-8, mardi 15 mars 1842. Cette seconde lettre est de la main de son secrétaire, mentionné dans la lettre "j'ai à peine pu signer ces lignes que j'ai dictées à Pilorge". Il "regarde le reste de [sa] vie comme perdu: tant mieux ; c'est quelques heures de plus à [son] profit comme Chrétien". [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat INLIBRIS Gilhofer Nfg. GmbH]
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        Bogle Corbet; or, The Imigrants

      London: Henry Colburn and Richard Bentley, 1831. - no date but preface dated 20th April 1831 - vil. 1 pp iv + 312 / vol. II pp. iv + 312 / IIII pp. iv + 324 - volume 3 contains a 19 page appendix describing the towns and townships of Upper Canada including an accurate description of our own town here of Humberstone in Niagara District - novel set in Canada by Scottish writer John Galt established the Canadian anti-hero character, an unheroic bad luck man, with a shrewish fishwife mate, undependable companions & living an uninspiring harsh life - the novel is made tolerable by Galt's pecular humour and strong narrative descriptions of life in the bush - his only novel set in Canada - he came to Canada as secretary of the United Empire Loyalist's arm of the Canada Company to help redress their losses during the War of 1812 - 3 volumes, three quarter calf, hinges cracked at outer edges but inner ones very solid, inch chip across the upper spine of volume one else a vg set - armorial bookplate in each volume of the Scottish border clan Trotter - " Archibald Trotter of Dryden " who spent his life in the Bengal civil service - his fitting bookplate motto " " Festina Lente " or hasten slowly - a scarce triple decker, lacking only the half-titles.. First Edition. Three-Quarter Leather. Very Good. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.

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        France In 1829-30

      London: Saunders And Otley, 1831., 1831. 2 Volumes. 8vo. pp. xii, 527; iv, 590. engraved frontis. portrait. A very attractive set in contemporary morocco, gilt backs & inside dentelles, all edges gilt (scattered light foxing, frontis. browned). Second Edition. NCBEL III 754.. Hardcover.

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        Birmingham, the Winner of the Great St. Leger Stakes at Doncaster, 1830 68 Subscribers - 28 Started. By Filho da Puta, dam Miss Craigie by Orville.The Property of Mr. Beardsworth, To whom this Print by Permission is most respectfully dedicated by the Publishers, J.F. Herring and S. & J. Fuller

      London & Doncaster: J.F. Herring and S. & J. Fuller, March 1831. Colour- printed aquatint by R.G. Reeve, finished by hand and heightened with gum arabic. An excellent impression in fine condition. Image size: 11 3/4 x 16 5/16 inches. 17 x 20 1/2 inches. A fine print from the 'Winners of the Great St. Leger Series': a 'benchmark' sporting print in terms of the "quality of painting, engraving and printing" (Lane) John Frederick Herring, senior "was born in Surrey in 1795... [He] spent the first eighteen years of his life in the city of London, where his father, an American whose parents were Dutch, was a fringe-maker in Newgate Street. As a child he showed an aptitude for handling both whip and pencil. Having married against his father's wishes, he went, without settled plans, to Doncaster, where he arrived during the races in September 1814, and saw the Duke of Hamilton's horse William win the St. Leger. The sight inspired him to attempt the art of animal-painting, in which he subsequently excelled. At first he did not succeed as an animal-painter, but executed some satisfactory work in coach-painting, which led him to aspire to drive a coach. For two years he drove the Nelson coach from Wakefield to Lincoln. He was afterwards transferred to the Doncaster and Halifax coach. While he was engaged on that road, his artistic powers, which he continually exercised, were discovered and appreciated, and he received many commissions to paint horses for gentlemen in the neighbourhood. In spite of increasing success as a painter of horses, he refused to hurriedly abandon his calling as coachman, and for some time drove the Highflyer coach between London and York. When eventually he retired from the road and settled at Doncaster, he immediately obtained very numerous commissions. It was as the portrait-painter of racehorses that Herring earned his especial fame, and no great breeder or owner of racehorses is without some treasured production of Herring's brush." (DNB). "In 1825 The Doncaster Gazette commissioned Herring to paint a series of pictures of the winners of the St. Leger starting in 1815... W. Sheardown and Sons of Doncaster published these brilliantly engraved prints (by Thomas Sutherland) in 1825... Messrs Fuller of London... continued the series until the mid-1840s. Fullers also published a similar series of Derby winners after Herring's paintings between 1827 and 1841... These prints provide a 'benchmark' in their quality of painting, engraving and printing which subsequent publishers attempted to emulate, but rarely with such success" (Charles Lane British Racing Prints p.120) Lane, British Racing Prints p.121; Mellon, British Sporting and Animal Prints 96; Siltzer, The Story of British Sporting Prints, p.145; Muir, A Descriptive Catalogue of the Engraved Works of J. F. Herring, Senior (1795 to 1865), p. 84

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        VOYAGES AND DISCOVERIES of The Companions of Columbus

      1831. Philadelphia: Carey and Lea, 1831. 2 pp undated ads. Original drab paper-covered boards with red muslin spine and printed spine label. First American Edition (the English edition was "published this day" on 1 January 1831; the title page of this American edition was deposited on 31 December 1830, but copies were not reviewed in the press until March 1831). This volume follows Irving's THE LIFE AND VOYAGES OF CHRISTOPHER COLUMBUS, published three years earlier (and constituting Irving's first book to bear his name on the title page). These writings on Columbus (stimulated by Irving's 1826-1829 residence in Spain) are a curious mixture of history and fiction; he did conduct extensive research in Spanish archives, but then peppered the result with imaginative elements aimed at making the tales more readable.~This copy is, rather remarkably, still in the original 1831 delicate boards-and-label binding -- and furthermore is in near-fine condition. The red cloth spine is faded (as always) and there is one two-inch mark on the spine, but there is very little external wear; the spine label has a crack down its middle, but all is there. Blanck 10133; Langfeld & Kleinfield p. 31; Williams & Edge p. 152. Housed in a morocco-backed clamshell case (joint weak) with inner chemise. ~Provenance: "American Authors" bookplate of Frank Maier, whose extensive collection was sold at Anderson Galleries in 1909. (This copy is lot 1094 in that sale, where it is identified as "Fine copy. Saml. A. Foote's copy" -- it must be Foote's signature (and date ending in -32) that is mostly obscured by Maier's bookplate; Foote (1790-1878) was a judge in New York and a "Watch Dog of the Treasury" for the Republican Party.).

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        THE HISTORY OF THE PELOPONNESIAN WAR. By Thucydides. The text according to Bekker's edition, with some alterations. Illustrated with Maps, taken entirely from actual surveys. With notes, chiefly historical and geographical, by Thomas Arnold, D. D. Headmaster of Rugby School and late fellow of Oriel College Oxford

      Printed by S. Collingwood, for J. Parker. Oxford. 1831-32-35. FIRST ARNOLD EDITION. 3 volumes. 8vo. (8.5 x 5.5 inches). Volume one with 3 fold out maps and plans, volume two with 5, and volume three with 3. Greek text with the notes in English. Clean and tight copies in fine contemporary full red calf bindings. Spines with raised bands, each fully decorated with gilt design. Compartments triple ruled and with coat of arms flanked by a laurel design, all in gilt. Two black morocco labels, ruled and lettered in gilt. Double rule and wide decorative borders on boards with the same coat of arms and laurel design to the centre of each panel. Board edges with decorative gilt design. Marbled endpapers with previous owners bookplate to the front pastedown of each volume. Some minor rubbing to the extremities and the corners a little bumped. A few small abrasions to the boards and some tiny white flecks to the outer edge of one board but generally a nice and attractively bound set that looks great on the shelf. Contains a list of the manuscripts of Thucydides and bibliography of the printed editions.

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      Philadelphia. [1831-1838].. Wall map, 34 3/4 x 43 inches, with period outline color. Expertly repaired, backed with modern linen, trimmed in burgundy cloth and on contemporary rollers. Unvarnished. Very good. This is one of the first productions of S. Augustus Mitchell, the most important American commercial map publisher in the decades preceding the Civil War. Mitchell began in business in 1831 with the purchase of the publication rights to Anthony Finley's MAP OF THE UNITED STATES (1825) and A NEW AMERICAN ATLAS (1826). Mitchell hired J. H. Young, who had engraved Finley’s map and atlas, to compile a new reduced, revised version of the MAP OF THE UNITED STATES, which (to 1834) bore the copyright "October 10, 1831." Although Rumsey lists two editions of the Finley map, he follows Ristow in calling Mitchell's map an "original production." The insets are "Map of North America including all of the Recent Geographical Discoveries" (12 1/4 x 14 inches); "Plans of the vicinities of Albany, Niagara, Boston, New York, Philadelphia, Baltimore, Charleston, New Orleans"; "Table of Comparative Heights of the Principal Mountains and Hills in the United States"; and "Statistical table; Index of the Counties of the United States." The map extends west to approximately the 95th meridian. This edition is not mentioned in Rumsey, who lists only the 1831 edition (2723); not in Phillips AMERICA, which lists 1834, 1836, and 1839 editions (pp.890, 892). RISTOW, p.309.

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        Letters from British Settlers in the Interior of India, Descriptive of Their Own Condition, and That of the Native Inhabitants Under the Government of the East India Company. With Notes

      London: James Ridgway, 1831 Book. Very Good. Cloth Bound. 1st Edition. 8vo - over 7¾ - 9¾" tall. London: James Ridgway, 1831. First Edition. Octavo. vii, 98 pp. Period brown silk cloth with paper label on spine. Some minor bubbling of the cloth and text with some foxing to margins, otherwise a very good copy. This book contains twenty-six letters from planters and settlers in the Indian provinces put before the Select Committee of the House of Commons inquiring into their relations with native inhabitants. Although they were rejected as evidence due to their anonymity, they provide a fascinating record of the state of British India as experienced by settlers. "The present publication <...> will be found to contain some of the most authentic and valuable information on the actual state of British India ever submitted to the public"(from the Preface). The letters include information on the indigo plantations of English and their territorial conflicts with locals, land taxes, the administration and justice, the state of the police, and on the character and condition of the people. The editor John Crawfurd, who was the general agent of the parties in England, was a prominent orientalist and colonial administrator. He served in the East India Company in India, Java, Siam, Vietnam, Burma and Singapore. He was the author of several books on South-East Asia and was considered the pioneer of the study of geology in the region (Oxford DNB)..

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        Viages de Enrique Wanton al País de las Monas. Traducido del inglés al italiano y de éste al español por D. G. J. V. d. G. y M. [Don Gutierre Joaquín Vaca de Guzmán y Manrique]

      Madrid, Imprenta de Ignacio Sancha, se hallará en la librería de Razola, Febrero a Mayo de 1831. Cuatro volúmenes en 8vo.; XXII - 307 pp., 2 hs. más 311 pp., 2 hs. más 359 pp., 2 hs. más 328 pp. Ejemplar de salida, sin desbarbar ni abrir, y carente de las láminas. Cubiertas mudas en papel. La más ingeniosa sátira de la sociedad veneciana dieciochesca, y de paso de la intemporal sociedad española, siempre presta ser difundida en tiempos tumultuosos tirando a tormentosos.

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        Commerce of the Prairies

      New York: Henry G. Langley. 1st Edition. Hardcover. Very Good. FIRST EDITION, FIRST ISSUE (with only New York in imprint), complete with large folding map. One of the most valuable and comprehensive sources for understanding pioneer life in the Great Plains and Southwest. The large folding map is the first to display the Staked Plains of Texas. Hailed as a cartographic landmark, it includes the locations of forts, military roads, and trading posts. It also identifies the Oregon Trail and Native American settlements, and traces the routes of the earlier explorers Boone, Long, Pike, and Cooke. Convinced that a journey west was necessary to restore his health, Josiah Gregg, in 1831 set out from Missouri on the first of what was to become eight journeys across the prairies. An acute observer, Gregg took careful notes of the geography and geology of the Southwest, and the attitudes and culture of the people (including particularly valuable insights into the Indians of Texas and New Mexico). Over a decade later, "Gregg began compiling his travel notes into a readable manuscript and in the summer of 1843 went to New York to secure a publisher. His Commerce of the Prairies, which came out in two volumes in 1844, was an immediate success. It went through two new editions in 1845, later a fourth and fifth edition, and in 1857 appeared in a sixth edition under a different title. The book, which also had a large sale in England and was translated into French and German, remains the cornerstone for all studies of the Santa Fe Trail" (H. Allen Anderson, Handbook of Texas Online). New York: Henry G. Langley, 1844. Octavo, original gilt-stamped brown cloth. Two volumes. A clean, bright, un-restored copy in the original cloth: text clean with only light foxing. Scarce and fragile map fine save for one closed tear at the far right hand side, starting at the main horizontal crease and continuing for 2" diagonally upward and to the left; some loss to head and tail of spine of volume I, bindings unusually clean and bright.

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        Facts Relating to the Punishment of Death in the Metropolis

      London,: James Ridgway, 1831.. Small octavo, xii, 198pp., with a final leaf of advertisements; endpapers marked, a little browning and wear to the spine, overall a very good copy in original publisher's boards with printed paper label, preserved in a very fine folding morocco case lined with moirÈ silk by Sangorski and Sutcliffe; the Ingleton copy. Probably the most personal of Wakefield's books, an investigation into English criminology and particularly Newgate Prison, based in part on his own incarceration.This forthright and engaging insight into criminal life and incarceration in nineteenth-century London pleads for greater understanding of criminal behaviour and psychology as the key to the successful reform of the courts, the prison system and transportation to Australia. Facts Relating to the Punishment of Death in the Metropolis was published two years after Wakefield's release from Newgate. Despite a reputation for obstinacy, Wakefield was by most accounts a charismatic man who conversed deeply with his fellow prisoners. These testimonies make his account of criminal life both vivid and insightful. Wakefield introduced the notion that punishment was an effective deterrent due to its certainty rather than its severity, and this persuasive book is an important work in the history of criminology written from first-hand experience within the prison system, and concludes with a chapter of sixteen pages critical of the transportation of felons to the Australian colonies.Ferguson, 1497; Hocken, pp.49-50.

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

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

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        Mutiny and murder. confession of Charles, Gibbs, a native of Rhode Island, who, with Thomas J. Wansley, was doomed to be hung in New York on the 22d of April last, for the murder of the captain and mate of the brig Vineyard on her passage from New Orleans to Philadelphia, in November 1830 ... Annexed is a solemn address to youth

      Providence., 1831.. b/w wood engravings, frontispiece engraving spot colored. &#147;Gibbs confesses that within a few years he has participated in the murder of nearly 400 human beings!&#148; Interestingly, Wansley was a black man. Sabin 27295. One of several issues printed that year, all very scarce. Gruesome and spectacular. Pages untrimmed. Foxed throughout, but a good, complete copy, lacking its blue paper wrappers.

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      1831. STEPHENSON, John A., and John Morss CHURCHILL. MEDICAL BOTANY: OR, ILLUSTRATIONS AND DESCRIPTIONS OF THE MEDICAL PLANTS OF THE LONDON, EDINBURGH, AND DUBLIN PHARMACOPOEIAS; comprising a popular and scientific account of all those poisonous vegetables that are indigenous to Great Britain. Vol. I.[-IV.] London: John Churchill, 1831. Illustrated with 185 numbered, hand-colored plates after G. Spratt, W. Clark, Weddell, G. Reid, and C. M. Curtis, of which there are six double-plates and one folding- plate. Additionally, there is an unnumbered variant of Plate 1, Atropa Belladonna, and a duplicate of plate 18, Digitalis Purpurea, which brings the total number of plates to 187. Four octavo volumes, unpaginated. 23.5 x 14.2 cm. Bound in nineteenth century, three-quarter brown morocco with marbled sides and endpapers, and all edges marbled to match. Ex library, with stamps on title page and the occasional stamp in text. Some plates have library stamps on reverse, but none are defaced. Some light foxing and offset from plates, a bit heavier in volumes 1 and 2. Bindings show light shelfwear along edges. Lower hinge of volume 1 is strengthened. The images are lovely and often dramatic. (Graesse VI, p. 493; Jackson, Guide to the Literature of Botany, p. 201; Nissen 1891; Pritzel 8946; Wellcome V, p. 183. Both Jackson and Pritzel flag it as an especially noteworthy work.).

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      1831. STEPHENSON, John & James Morss CHURCHILL. MEDICAL BOTANY: OR, ILLUSTRATIONS AND DESCRIPTIONS OF THE MEDICINAL PLANTS OF THE LONDON, EDINBURGH AND DUBLIN PHARMACOPOEIAS; COMPRISING A POPULAR AND SCIENTIFIC ACCOUNT OF ALL THOSE POISONOUS VEGETABLES THAT ARE INDIGENOUS TO GREAT BRITAIN. VOL. IV. London: John Churchill, 1831. Unpaginated; with indexes of Latin and English names, and a glossary. This is Volume IV only. 8vo., half gilt-ruled calf, spine missing, red marbled paper covered boards, red marbled edges. Boards worn, detached. Red marbled endpapers. Light soil to title page, else a clean and tight block with forty five beautifully hand- colored plates, one double page, one folding.

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        History of Scituate, Massachusetts, from its First Settlement to 1831

      Boston, J. Loring 1831 - Description: 406 p. 22 cm. Notes: Family sketches: p. 211-394. Subjects: Scituate (Mass. ) --History. Scituate (Mass. ) --Genealogy. Finely and sumptuously bound in modern aniline calf over marble boards. Raised bands with the title blocked direct in gilt. Spine compartments uniformly tooled in gilt. An exceptional copy - scans and additional bibliographic detail on request. 1 Kg. 406 pp. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Topographical Map of the Districts of Quebec, Three Rivers, St Francis and Gaspé, Lower Canada, exhibiting the new civil division of the districts into counties pursuant to a recent act of the Provincial Legislature

      London: James Wyld, 2 May 1831. Large engraved map (50 x 90 inches, if joined), on six sheets, hand-coloured in outline. In good condition. A spectacular large scale map of Quebec and other districts in Lower Canada by one of the most important figures in the history of Canadian cartography. This very rare and beautifully-executed map is Joseph Bouchette&#39;s cartographic masterpiece, and is here in its most desirable form. It was available on six sheets (as here), four sheets backed on to linen, or dissected into small sections backed onto cloth and folding into protective covers. It includes a smaller scale inset map of the district of Gaspé, together with 5 inset views of coastal scenery. In addition many of the new counties also include the grid divisions which were used to mark out the plots which had been surveyed and were available for settlement. Joseph Bouchette was "particularly important for the history and development of Canada. In addition to completely reorganizing surveying and cartographic services in Lower Canada. He published works that demonstrate his artistic and scientific talents" (Dictionary of Canadian Biography ). Bouchette served as Surveyor-General of Lower Canada from 1804 to 1841 (the office was abolished at his death), he travelled extensively over a period of fifteen years, and went on to produce the most accurate and important topographical works of his time on British North America. The genesis of the present work was the need to resolve ownership disputes in the area and also to establish which areas had been surveyed. "With this in mind ... [Bouchette] asked all the seigneurs for copies of their title deeds, to enable him to direct the work of his survey parties. Furthermore, his office was swamped with requests from men who, having served in the war, had received crown land grants and wanted them surveyed. Matters were in such a state of confusion that in 1820 the governor, Lord Dalhousie, asked Bouchette to investigate the situation in the area between Lake Champlain and the American frontier and the St Lawrence River. It was necessary to identify which of the occupied lands had been surveyed and which had not ... Subsequently he directed the work on a vast number of files related to the surveying of crown lands in Lower Canada. Because there was still so much confusion regarding grants to military men, in 1824 Lord Dalhousie asked Bouchette to make a tour of the various townships in which they were located" (op. cit.). From 1826 to 1829 Bouchette continued to collect data, before leaving for London in September 1829 and beginning his attempt to publish the information he had gathered. Despite his official position and the help of various influential friends and potential patrons, it took him almost three years before anything was published. The present map, a very visible vindication of all Bouchette&#39;s efforts, appeared in May 1831.

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        Journal av Petrus Laestadius för första året af hans tjenstgöring såsom missionaire i Lappmarken.

      - Stockholm 1831. 8:o. VIII,480 s. Samt: Fortsättning af Journalen öfver missionsresor i Lappmarken innefattande åren 1828-1832. Stockholm 1833. 8:o. 2,IV,2(rättelser),536 s. Två samtida halvfranska band, ryggar med blind- och gulddekor. Ej helt uniforma, men mycket lika. 19 x 11 cm.*Bring 498,507.[#\36361]

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        The Cook not mad, or Rational cookery; : being a collection of original and selected receipts, embracing not only the art of curing various kinds of meats and vegetables for future use, but of cooking, in its general acceptation, to the taste, habits, and degrees of luxury, prevalent with the American publick, in town and country. : To which are added, directions for preparing comforts for the sick-room; together with sundry miscellaneous kinds of information, of importance to housekeepers in general, nearly all tested by experience. (Motto, Gen. Chap. 27, V. 1, 2, 3, 4.)

      Watertown [New York]: Knowlton & Rice, 1831. Duodecimo, 120 pages, including index. First edition, second printing, following the first of 1830. It has been suggested that the authors of this book are George Willard Knowlton (one half of the team of Knowlton & Rice) and his wife, Elizabeth Carroll. The book is clearly intended for the "American Publick" as it states in the introduction. Within you will find no ÒEnglish, French and Italian methods of rendering things indigestible, which are of themselves innocent, or of distorting and disguising the most loathsome objects to render them sufferable to already vitiated tastes... These evils are attempted to be avoided. Good republican dishes and garnishing, proper to fill an every day bill of fare, from the condition of the poorest to the richest individual.Ó General foxing throughout, but overall nearly very good, in marbled paper-covered boards with cloth spine. Scarce. [Lowenstein 264; OCLC shows no copies of this edition, and only two of the first edition].

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        Diccionario Portuguez-China no estilo vulgar Mandarim e classico Geral ... [with:] Diccionario China-Portuguez

      Macao: S. Jose, 1831-1833. 2 volumes, thick 8vo. (7 5/8 x 6 inches). [4], iv, 872pp; [4], viii, 1028, [2], 126pp. Text in two columns. 19th century mottled calf, flat spines in five compartments divided by gilt double rules, red morocco spine labels in the second compartments, coloured patterned endpapers. First edition of a rare Mandarin dictionary and a scarce Macao imprint. Gonçalves traveled to China in 1812 and remained until his death in 1841, during which time he completed several important lexicographical works, including the present volumes on Chinese and Western languages. The present Chinese-Portuguese dictionary was written by Father Gonçalves specifically for the students of the Colegio de São José de Macau who were studying to become missionaries. The work is particularly scarce with both volumes present. Cordier BS1595; Lowendahl 879; Lust 1042.

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        "Mary&#39;s Lamb" [Mary had a little lamb...] [In] Juvenile Lyre: or, Hymns and Songs, Religious, Moral, and Cheerful, Set to Appropriate Music. For the Use of Primary and Common Schools

      Boston: Richardson, Lord & Holbrook, Hartford: H. & F. J. Huntington. 1831. First Edition thus. 8vo; 72pp; rebound in ¼ tan leather with black gilt- stamped label on spine and marbled paper over boards; words and music throughout; text age-toned, large dampstain on first 6 pages, first blank with early scribbling in ink, second blank with owner&#39;s name in pencil in a childish hand, "Lizzie Jenkins", about very good. Housed in a brown cloth folding box with gilt-stamped black leather label. & This is the first appearance of "Mary Had a Little Lamb" set to music (p. 61). The Juvenile Lyre was edited by Lowell Mason and E. Ives, Jr. (musical educators and hymn-writers). Although the music to "Mary&#39;s Lamb" is not the tune familiar to us today, Sarah Josepha Hale&#39;s poem is exceedingly familiar. These famous lines first appeared in the periodical The Juvenile Miscellany, Sept.-Oct., 1830; the first edition in a book was in Hale&#39;s own collection POEMS FOR OUR CHILDREN, 1830. Johnson, You Know These Lines, pp. 104-106 (citing only the 1832 edition of JUVENILE LYRE). Finley, The Lady of Godey&#39;s. <br>See an <A HREF= >Image.</A><br>

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        An Essay on the Distribution of Wealth and on the Sources of Taxation

      London, J. Murray, 1831. 1st Edition. Description: 2 p. L. , xlix p. , 1 l. , 329, [49], [1] p. 22 cm. Subjects: Rent (Economic theory) - Political Economy - original texts. Author&#39;s presentation copy; signed and INSCRIBED. Minor stain toning to the upper outer edge of the prelimsFinely bound in modern aniline calf over marble boards. Raised bands with the title blocked direct in gilt. Spine compartments uniformly tooled in gilt. An exceptional copy - scans &c. On request.

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        Young's Map of the United States

      Philadelphia 1831 - Map of the United States. Entered according to Act of Congress in the Clerks Office of the Eastern District of Pennsylvania, October 10th, 1831. [Philadelphia], 1831. Folding map on four sheets joined. Folding into original covers, 8vo (binding size: 9 5/8 x 6 1/2 in.), red half morocco over marbled paper boards, upper cover with gilt-lettered title label (corner and edges worn). The map and covers now apart and separately mounted for display. Historical BackgroundFirst edition, and the first wall map issued by Mitchell. This edition does not have the counties delineated and numbered. Ristow mistakenly says all editions have the townships (he means counties) numbered, but this one, the first, does not, thereby eliminating the index of counties and thus showing more of the western territory. This map predates the Traveler's Guide by 1 year, and thus is Mitchell's first "original" production, as opposed to the Finley material he reissued as the American Atlas and Pocket Maps. Copyright date is October 10, 1831. There is no other date on the map. Ristow thinks the map was issued in early 1832, but it is not in Phillips until 1834 edition (which probably has the counties indicated by number and the 1831 copyright), so Ristow may not have seen this edition, but rather the 1834.ReferenceKarrow 1-1473; Ristow p309.ConditionOriginal full color, the palette rich and bright. One 5-inch repaired tear at left (into Arkansas), some cracking and more minor tears at folds. Some overall browning of the sheet. In good condition.

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        Publius Virgilius Maro [ Pickering&#39;s Diamond Classics ]

      Guielmus [ William ] Pickering, 57 Chancery Lane, London , 1831 . 1st edition. . Full later tan morocco, F. 283pp+page of adverts on verso of pp283, engraved frontis, engraved title, letterpress title, corrigenda slip tipped in at the rear, all edges gilt, a fine copy. Nicely, if plainly bound in an unsigned binding with gilt dentelles, signature of Ursula Devereux on an initial blank, a lovely copy. Printed by Charles Corrall of Charing Cross in the tiny Diamond 4.5 point type. a landmark in typography. Page size in this copy is 80mm x 45mm. A miniature printing of Virgil by William Pickering, part of his &#39;Diamond Classics&#39; series which was begun in 1819. The tiny type noted for its fine clarity despite small size. This is reputed to be the scarcest title in the series after a fire destroyed all but 100 copies in Corrall&#39;s premises.

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        The Last of the Mohicans (No. VI)

      London - Henry Colburn and Richard Bentley, 1831 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. Two hard to findvolumes by Cooper from the Bentley&#39;s Standard Novels Collection. ScarceBound in publishers original cloth covered boards. There are bookseller labels to the front pastedowns. The maintitle page of The Last of the Mohicans states 1832 but the pictorial title page says published in 1831. James Fenimore Cooper (1789 1851) was a prolific and popular American writer of the early 19th century. He is best remembered as a novelist who wrote numerous sea-stories and the historical novels known as the Leatherstocking Tales, featuring frontiersman Natty Bumppo. Among his most famous works is the Romantic novel The Last of the Mohicans, which is often considered his masterpiece. Cooper named a principal character Uncas in The Last of the Mohicans after a real person. Uncas was a Mohegan, not a Mohican, and Cooper&#39;s usage has helped to confuse the names of two tribes to the present day. When John Uncas, his last surviving male descendant died in 1842, the Newark Daily Advertiser wrote Last of the Mohegans Gone lamenting the extinction of the tribe. The writer was not aware that Mohegans still existed then, as they do to the present day. The story of The Last of the Mohicanstakes place in 1757 during the Seven Years&#39; War when France and the United Kingdom battled for control of the North American colonies. During this war, the French often allied themselves with Native American tribes in order to gain an advantage over the British, with unpredictable and often tragic results. Having invented the novel of the western frontier, Cooper then went on to invent the sea novel. The Pilot&#39;s shadowy hero - modelled on John Paul Jones - leads the American Navy in dangerous raids on the English coast. In The Red Rover, a notorious pirate is chased by a disguised agent of the Royal Navy. Romance, adventure, political intrigue, revelations of mistaken identity-here is Cooper at his best: a painter of brilliant seascapes, a riveting narrator of suspenseBentley&#39;s Standard Novels is a collection of 96 classics books which includes works by J. F. Cooper, Jane Austin and Victor Hugo. Condition: The bindings are tight and firm. There is some wear to the extremities including some bumping and discolouration. There is also loss to the title labels as pictured above and the spines are slightly cocked. The inner hinges to The Last of the Mohicans are strained as is the front inner hinge of The Pilot. Internally the pages are generally bright and clean with the odd spot or handling mark and some mild spotting around the frontispieces. Overall the condition of the books is very good..

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