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        Swing Unmasked; or, The Causes of Rural Incendiarism

      London,: Effingham Wilson, 1831.. Octavo, 46pp., with the half title and 2 pp. advertisement; manuscript note at head of title page, preliminary leaves thumbed, but a very good copy in recent neat quarter cloth and marbled boards. An insightful essay by Edward Gibbon Wakefield on the causes of arson attacks in the English countryside, published amongst other works relating to criminal law shortly after his release from Newgate prison. Swing Unmasked concerns a spate of arson incidents in rural England during 1830-1831, in which valuable stocks of grain and produce were mysteriously destroyed. Wakefield dismisses the argument that it was the work of a French Jacobin intent on wrecking English prosperity, and likewise refutes the claims that the villain was a disguised papist bent on revenge or a greedy farmer hoping to raise the price of grain.Wakefield astutely proposes that the fires are not the work of one person but were actually lit by many disgruntled individuals - English peasants embittered by generations of poverty and driven to arson as a desperate act of defiance. The conditions of rural poverty are described in detail before the author proposes measures to alleviate their distress while improving relations between destitute agricultural labourers, prosperous farmers and wealthy landowners. Wakefield's insights are honest and refreshing, and his publications on matters of crime and punishment following his incarceration at Newgate prison contributed to the reform of English criminal law.Ferguson, 1499.

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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. “Gibbs confesses that within a few years he has participated in the murder of nearly 400 human beings!” 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'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'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'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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        Woodblock Colour Plate] RAIN AT SHONO [From the series] &#39;FIFTY-THREE STATIONS ON THE TOKAIDO ROAD&#39; [Tokaido Gojusan no Uchi]

      Takenouchi Magohachi , circa 1830s. A beautiful colour woodblock print from "The Great" series of woodcut views by Ando Hiroshige originally done 1831-1833 . The plate depicts the Shono, and is often looked upon as being on of the most brilliant depiction&#39;s of rain in world art. Oban Yokoye, being 363 x 238 millimeters. Beautifully preserved, the impression strong and the colours bright, the paper in excellent condition. This image is considered the masterpiece of Hiroshige&#146;s MOST famous series, Fifty-three Stations on the Tokaido Road. Shono was the forty-sixth posting station on the great highway linking Edo and Kyoto. In a lashing rainstorm, two sets of travelers cross paths, one going up a hill, the other, down. The uphill bearers, with the wind at their backs, bend to their task. The design of this scene moves in long diagonals with and against the wind, perfectly conveying its subject. The graded tonalities of black ink define the intensity of the storm, which lightens toward the left, where the trees are slightly more upright and the angles of the rain less acute. Ando Hiroshige (1798-1858) was a master ukiyo-e artist, and one of the last great artists in that tradition. He is especially known among the ukiyo-e for his dramatic landscapes, and it could be argued that none convey more drama then this famous depiction of rain.

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        The Life of Samuel Johnson, LL.D. Including A Journal of a Tour to the Hebrides

      London. John Murray. 1831. Very handsomely bound by Riviere and Sons in 3/4 gilt ruled crushed morocco and linen covered boards. Gilt ruled spine compartments with elaborate gilt tooled motifs. Gilt tooled raised bands. Marbled endsheets. t.e.g. 8vo. 5.5" x 8.5". A New Edition with numerous additions and notes by John Wilson Croaker. Illustrated with an engraved Frontis to each volume. This is the last Library Edition of Croaker&#39;s Boswell. Spines evenly attractively sunned. A Very Fine, pristine set in a stupendous binding.

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        Brief mit eigenh. U. ("Fernando").

      O. O., 1831. - ½ S. auf Doppelblatt. Folio. Mit Adresse (Faltbrief). In spanischer Sprache an den König beider Sizilien, d. i. Ferdinand II. (1810-1859). - Stark wasserfleckig und mit einem kleinen Ausschnitt am rechten Rand (keine Textberührung).

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        A Former Tennessee Congressman Thanks an Editor for Opposing Southern Nullifiers, and Criticizes Andrew Jackson's Political Vindictiveness

      Clarksville, TN 1831 - Autograph Letter Signed, to Hezekiah Niles. Clarksville, Tenn., January 12, 1831. 3 pp., 9 3/4 x 8 in., with integral address leaf. Former Tennessee congressman James Reynolds thanks newspaper editor Hezekiah Niles for standing against Southern nullifiers while offering insight into the spiteful tactics Jackson used against Reynolds once elected to the presidency. Jackson won the presidency in 1828 after losing in 1824 to John Quincy Adams. Apparently, fellow Tennessean Reynolds did not complain enough about the "corrupt bargain" election of 1824-and Andrew Jackson held a grudge. Partial Transcript".I read, however, the Register with the greatest attention and pleasure. I had flatter'd myself for some years past, that I might once more have the happiness to meet with you at Washington. But unfortunately my state has chang'd her politicks, and is nearly, if not quite hand in glove, with the great nullifying state in the South, while I remain steadfast in my old notions, about internal improvements, tariffs, banks, &c. . When I left Congress in 1825, my state was then in favor of internal improvements and in judicious tariff, but see how it has chang'd in Congress since Genl. Jackson's elevation? You, my dear sir, have my sincere thanks.for always being the firm and bold sentinel of the American people, in sounding the alarm, and guarding their liberty and constitutions of the union. It is no matter, whether the enemy appears in the shape of a Hartford convention man or a wealthy negroe driving cotton planter. I do most solemnly declare to you, that, if I was now in Congress, I should move the thanks of that body to the venerable and amiable Madison, and yourself, for the noble stand you have made against the nullifiers in the South.I deem such men of infinitely more importance and more real merit to the Republick, who will put down treason with their pen, than the man who is oblig'd to put it down with the sword. Go on, my friend, you must and shall be rewarded. It is impossible, that in the blaze of intelligence, in which we live, our fellow citizens can be indifferent to such services: And I would still fain [sic] hope, that ere long, you will receive the plaudits of a grateful and magnanimous people. You know your labours have always been highly appreciated by some in this quarter. But not so much now as formerly. The reason is obvious, Genl Jackson is not with you. Perhaps you would like to hear a word or two as to my situation, &c. I have now a small family, without any employment, with the ixception of a small farm. I lost a valuable practice a the bar, by going to Congress! I am just now getting over the effects of my electioneering campaigns I have suffered much by them, and yet how infatuated I am? for I would now be willing to take the field again! Great injustice, however, has been done me by individuals. Shortly after my return in 1825, the hue and Cry was raised against me about Nashville, because I had not in my circular lauded Genl Jackson to the Skies, and pronounced Mr. Clay a Traitor and a villian [sic] to his country.The fool Houston was plac'd at the head of the pack to hunt me down. Whether Genl Jackson had any hand in exciting the Curs, I cannot say, but it is certain some of his warm friends started and supported Blount, a third candidate, which left me out. I would not be surprised, if the general did take a hand in that dirty business, from some recent information I have had of his interferring [sic] in the Sumner election for Congress. In my ingenerous defeat, I was a good deal dejected. Not a news-paper to take my part in the State, on the subject-matter, and propriety of my circular. I have the satisfaction deeply cherish'd in my mind, that the great body of the people clung to me with the greatest & most affectionate attachment. And had it not been for Blount, Jackson or Houston, I would still have been in Congress ."Historical BackgroundForm. (See website for full description)

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        The Life of Samuel Johnson, LL.D. Including a Journal of a Tour to the Hebrides

      London - John Murray, 1831 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. First edition. The first edition of Croker&#39;s influential edition of Boswell&#39;s famous biography in a calf binding. Complete in Five Volumes. A New Edition. With Numerous Additions and Notes, by John Wilson Croker, LL. D. F. R. S. With Mrs Nathaniel Hibbert bookplate to the front pastedowns, with Emily Hibbert ink signatures to the title pages. John Wilson Croker, 1780-1857, was a politician and writer. In 1831 Croker published a new edition of Boswell&#39;s Life of Johnson including the Journal of a Tour to the Hebrides, which was vindictively attacked by Macaulay in the Edinburgh Review, but which remained the best edition until superseded by the work of George Birkbeck Hill -DNB. Condition: In full calf bindings, rebacked with the original boards, and the originalspine laid down. Externally, slightly rubbed. Some hinges have been reinforced. The other hinges are slightlystrained. Internally, firmly bound, generally bright, with a few spots to the first and last few pages as usual. Overall: VERY GOOD..

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        Opinions, on Various Subjects, Dedicated to the Industrious Producers

      New Harmony, Ind.: Printed at the School Press, 1831 - [1837]. First edition. 8vo. [4], 592pp. Two volumes in one, with continuous pagination, separate title-page for volume II. 19th-century marbled paper over boards, rebacked with cloth tape. Ex-library, with bookplate on front pastedown and perforated stamp on title-page, the latter clipped at top margin. Howes M 162 (for these 2 parts; the third is given a separate reference number); Byrd & Peckham 444; American Imprints 8077 (with third part); Kress C.2880; Walker 101 & 210; Lilly, One Hundred and Fifty Years, 31; Sabin 43554 . William Maclure, the Father of American Geology, and wealthy patron of science and educational reformer, was one of the co-founders of Robert Dale Owen&#39;s New Harmony; indeed, he was its principal financial supporter, purchased land in the vicinity, persuaded other scientists (e.g., Thomas Say) to accompany him there, and invested $10,000 in Owen&#39;s utopian communistic society. Their relationship ultimately foundered when the two quarrelled (over private property!), and Maclure withdrew his support. (For a full account of Maclure and New Harmony, see Marguerite Young&#39;s Angel in the Forest, pp. 259-260 These essays originally appeared in the New-Harmony Gazette and The Disseminator of Useful Knowledge; a few of the articles in Volume I first appeared in Paris for the Revue EncyclopEdique. "The work has an irregular and confusing publishing history. Volume I was completed but no copies were released. The press continued with the printing of Volume II, supplying an undated title page and numbering the pages continuously with the first volume. After printing page 592 which concluded the essay entitled "Accumulation of property on credit-" some copies of the whole work were released and bound as one volume. This is the first edition." (Lilly, One Hundred Years) The third and final part was issued in 1838. Maclure expounds his theories of education, economics, psychology, and social organization. A rare and important book by one of America&#39;s most fascinating figures

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        A Century of Birds from The Himalaya Mountains

      London: [for the author], 1831-[1833]. Folio. 80 fine hand-colored lithographic plates, by and after Elizabeth Gould, after sketches by John Gould. Contemporary green morocco gilt, all edges gilt. Provenance: from the library of the Wadsworth Athenaeum, the gift of J. Pierpont Morgan in memory of his father, with an engraved bookplate commemorating the bequest on the front paste-down of each volume. First edition, first issue, with the backgrounds of the plates uncolored. Gould&#39;s first major work produced after his acquisition of a collection of bird-skins from the Himalaya Mountains: "the work scored such a great success that Gould continued for the rest of his life to publish large uniform monographs and faunas all on the same lines" (Anker, 168). Gould acknowledges the help of Vigors in confirming the nomenclature of the birds and their descriptions. Initially employed as a taxidermist [he was known as the &#39;bird-stuffer&#39;] by the Zoological Society, Gould&#39;s fascination with birds from the east began in the "late 1820s [when] a collection of birds from the Himalayan mountains arrived at the Society&#39;s museum and Gould conceived the idea of publishing a volume of imperial folio sized hand-coloured lithographs of the eighty species, with figures of a hundred birds: "A Century of Birds Hitherto Unfigured from the Himalaya Mountains" , (1830-32), as here. Gould&#39;s friend and mentor N. A. Vigors supplied the text. Elizabeth Gould made the drawings and transferred them to the large lithographic stones. Having failed to find a publisher, Gould undertook to publish the work himself; it appeared in twenty monthly parts, four plates to a part, and was completed ahead of schedule. "With this volume Gould initiated a format of publishing that he was to continue for the next fifty years, although for future works he was to write his own text. Eventually fifty imperial folio volumes were published on the birds of the world, except Africa, and on the mammals of Australia-he always had a number of works in progress at the same time. Several smaller volumes, the majority not illustrated, were published, and he also presented more than 300 scientific papers. "His hand-coloured lithographic plates, more than 3300 in total, are called &#39;Gould plates&#39;. Although he did not paint the final illustrations, this description is largely correct: he was the collector (especially in Australia) or purchaser of the specimens, the taxonomist, the publisher, the agent, and the distributor of the parts or volumes. He never claimed he was the artist for these plates, but repeatedly wrote of the &#39;rough sketches&#39; he made from which, with reference to the specimens, his artists painted the finished drawings. The design and natural arrangement of the birds on the plates was due to the genius of John Gould, and a Gould plate has a distinctive beauty and quality. His wife was his first artist. She was followed by Edward Lear, Henry Constantine Richter, William Matthew Hart, and Joseph Wolf" (Gordon C. Sauer for DNB). AN EXCEPTIONALLY FINE SET. Purchased by J. Pierpont Morgan, one of the most highly discriminating collectors in American history, from Henry Sotheran & Co. on June 15, 1899 (who bought the entire stock of Gould&#39;s works and copyrights, and who with the help of Sharpe completed Gould&#39;s unfinished works), and subsequently donated it to the Wadsworth Athenaeum in the name of his father. "Fine Bird Books (1990) p. 101; Nissen 374; Sauer 1; Wood p. 364. For more information about this book, or a warm welcome to see it and other books in our library at 72nd Street, NYC, please contact Kate Hunter, M.A. Oxon, in the Rare Book Department, on 1 212 628 3668, or katehunter at .

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        A collection of New York Views; engraved by J. Smillie, Archer, Gimber and Fossette

      New York:: George M. Bourne,. 1831.. First printing. Very good condition. A set of the first extensive series of New York street views to be published , issued by the engraver George M. Bourne,and based on originals by Charles Burton , James Smillie and William Guy Wall. This first issue of the Bourne plates can be distinguished by Bournes imprint and copyright notice, which are removed from later issues of plates published by Disturnell. A total of thirty five engravings of New York views printed on 18 numbered (except for Pl. 16, which is numbered by hand) of 19 Plate 19 is aparently missing . OCLC 40707736 records 3 copies only but with 19 plates .small 8vo pages. With many views engraved by James Smillie, known for his exquisite "bank note" engraving. The views are titled as follows: Plate 1st: City Hotel [with] Grace & Trinity Churches; Plate 2d: Bowling Green [with] Landing Place, Foot of Courtlandt St.; Plate 3d: Masonic Hall, Broadway [with] Landing Place, Foot of Barclay St.; Plate 4th: Park Place [with] American Hotel, Broadway; Plate 5th: Mansion House, (Bunker&#39;s), Broadway [with] Steam Boat Wharf, Battery Place; Plate 6th: St. Thomas&#39; Church [with] Park Theatre & Part of Park Row; Plate 7th: Bowery Theatre [with] Washington Hotel, Broadway; Plate 8th: Junction of Broadway & The Bowery [with] Bay & harbour of New York; Plate 9th: Council Chamber, City Hall [with] Public Room, Merchant&#39;s Exchange; Plate 10th: St. Paul&#39;s Church, Broadway [with] Merchant&#39;s Exchange, Wall St.; Plate 11th: Phenix Bank, Wall St. [with] United States&#39; Branch Bank; Plate 12th: Brooklyn Ferry, Fulton St. [with] Steam Boat Wharf, Whitehall Street; Plate 13th: Custom House, Wall St. [with] Unitarian Church, Mercer St.; Plate 14th: St. George&#39;s Church, Beekman St. [with] Clinton Hall, Beekman St.; Plate 15th: Church of the Ascension, Canal St. [with] Exchange Place Looking to Hanover St.; Plate [16]: New York, from Weehawk; Plate 17th: St. Luke&#39;s Church, Hudson St. [with] The Reservoir, Bowery; Plate 18th: St. Patrick&#39;s Cathedral, Mott St. [with] St. Peter&#39;s Church, Barclay St.& & With the Parke-Bernet Galleries auction catalog titled &#39;Color Plate Books Art Reference Bindings, September 17, 1968 showing the catalog entry #102 describing the item, as well as a photocopy of the original bill of sale , and the original Parke-Bernet manila envelope in which the engravings were held. The catalog description reads, "After drawings by C. Burton. " ... The drawings were made for George Melksham Bourne, who issued a series of New York Views in 1831, the engravings being executed by J. Smillie, Archer, Gimber, Fossette, and others... Stokes, Iconography, vol. 3, pp. 594 - 97. comments that " No complete set is known to exist..." Presumed written before a complete set was located.

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        Pyrus Malus Brentfordiensis: or a Concise Description of Selected Apples.

      Pub. Longman, Rees et al. 1831 - pp.xii, 91 with 42 plates drawn from nature on stone by the author&#146;s daughter. This copy has been cleaned up (presumably when rebinding) by cropping the paper, which in some plates (c.12), means that the captions are made a little difficult to read and/or the shading/image of the apple is a little obscured by the gutter. Some scattered foxing and the vast majority of these spots are very light in colour. Handsomely bound book in quarter calf leather. Overall in fine condition. Scarce. Hugh Ronalds was noted for growing fruit trees and by 1829 he was growing 300 varieties. This was commemorated in this book. He supplied many plants to Kew Gardens between 1801 and 1816 and his nursery supplied some 14,000 shrubs for Kensal Green Cemetery. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Narrative of a Voyage to the Pacific and Beering&#39;s Strait,

      London: Henry Colburn and Richard Bentley, , 1831. to Co-Operate with the Polar Expeditions: Performed in His Majesty&#39;s Ship Blossom ... in the years 1825, 26, 27, 28. 2 volumes, octavo (213 × 136 mm) Twentieth-century half calf on old marbled boards, red morocco lettering-pieces and green numbering roundels. Housed in a brown buckram slipcase. 23 engraved or lithographic plates, 2 of them folding lithographs, 2 folding maps and a folding chart. Some foxing and browning of the plates, as usual, but overall a very good set. First octavo edition, same year as the Admiralty edition in quarto, of "one of the most valuable of modern voyages"(Hill). Beechey&#39;s expedition went to the Bering Strait "As a relief expedition to await the separate expeditions of Captains Franklin and Parry". Beechey heard at Kamchatka that Parry had turned back, but he waited at Kotzebue Sound for Franklin through the summers of 1827-8. "Near Point Barrow, Alaska, Beechey and Franklin had arrived within fifty leagues of each other, when the latter was compelled by the weather to turn back." Also described are visits to Pitcairn Island, Tahiti, Alaska, Hawaii, Macao, Okinawa, and the coast of California. On Pitcairn, Beechey met the last survivor of the Bounty mutiny, John Adams. "He also gives an important account of Monterey and San Francisco before the American conquest." Beechey rose to rear-admiral, and undertook a survey of the coast of Ireland in 1836-47. "From 1850 until his death he was superintendent of the marine department of the Board of Trade; he was consulted on all Arctic issues, including the search for Sir John Franklin by the Arctic council&#133; In 1855 he was elected president of the Royal Geographical Society, an office which he still held at his death, on 29 November 1856 &#133; Beechey was an outstanding professional hydrographer who served in the last years of heroic endeavour, and lived to publish the results of his scientific observations on tides" (ODNB).

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        Narrative of a Voyage to the Pacific and Beering&#39;s Strait to Co-Operate with the Polar Expeditions: Performed in His Majesty&#39;s Ship Blossom, Under the Command of Captain F. W. Beechey R.N. ... In the Years 1825, 26, 27, 28

      London: Henry Colburn & Richard Bentley. 1831, 1st Octavo edition. (Hardcover) xxvi, 472; iv, 452pp. Very good. Two volumes in old half black calf with raised bands and gilt lettered maroon spine labels and marbled boards with 23 plates (4 double-paged), and 3 maps (2 folding). Occasional scattered light foxing and stains else clean copy, a few plates trimmed close. Arctic Bibl. 1228. Narrative of an expedition to Bering Strait and beyond to meet and assist the Franklin and Perry expeditions, and to make scientific observations..

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        Lehrbuch der Chemie

      Dresden: Arnoldischen Buchhandlung, 1831. Nach des Verfassers schwedischer Berarbeitung der Blöde-Palmstedt'schen Auflage übersetzt . 4 vol. 1825-31. Aus dem Schwedischen übersetzt von F. Wöhler. Band 1: abt. 1-2. 1825. Mit 5 kupfertafeln. xviii, 442, xxii, 443-884 pp. Worn cover, no spine., Band 2: abt. 1-2. 1826. vi, 420, xiii, 421-995, [4] pp. worn cover, Band 3: abt. 1-2. 1827. Mit 1 kupfertafel. xii, 618, x, 619-1228 pp. worn cover, Band 4: abt 1-2. 1831. Mit sieben kupfertafeln. viii, 704, [4], 1080, [4] pp. severed cover and rear cover. Text in German.. Half calf . Good. 8:o.

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        Nouvelle théorie de l'action capillaire

      Paris, 1831 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. 1st Edition. 4to - over 9¾ - 12" tall. 4to (260x205 mm). [4], 300 pp., 1 fold. engraved plate. Contemp. half leather (slightly bumped and rubbed), spine gilt with label, title and back of plate with stamp, some foxing to text. Provenance: K.K. Technische Militair Academie (bookplate and stamps); Verne Roberts, Bibliotheca Mechanica (bookplate). Good, wide margined copy. ---- Sotheran/Zeitlinger, 2nd suppl., no. 5926). Roberts/Trent, Bibliotheca mechanica, p. 260 (this copy). Roller & Goodman II.315. - First edition. The important French mathematical physicist, Poisson (1781-1840), published numerous articles and memoirs from the turn of the century, but most of his books came in the last ten years of his life. "It must. be acknowledged that his books exhibit an uncommon gift for clear exposition and consitute an ambitious project for the instruction of future generations of students." (D.S.B.). "Poisson's above and Laplace's are the chief memoirs published on the subject of capillarity. Poisson's theory differs considerably from Laplace's, although both arrive at the same results." "This is the first part of his projected Traité de physique mathématique. A second edition appeared in 1833, as well as a second part to this projected work, Théorie mathématique de la chaleur, 1835" (Roberts/Trent)..

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      London: Henry Colburn and Richard Bentley..., 1831.. Two volumes. xxi,[3],392pp. plus fourteen plates and three maps (two folding); vii,[1],[393]-742pp. plus nine plates and errata slip. Quarto. Later half calf and marbled boards, spines gilt. Spines a bit faded. Some light edge wear. Plates and maps moderately foxed. About very good. The coveted "Admiralty" edition, printed on large paper. Beechey&#39;s expedition went to Bering Strait and beyond to meet and assist the Franklin and Parry parties, whom Beechey expected to arrive from the East. The expedition was based at Kotzebue Sound. Franklin&#39;s team arrived within fifty leagues of Beechey&#39;s encampment, but was forced by weather to return. This work is "one of the most valuable of modern voyages" (Hill), and incorporates accounts of visits to Pitcairn Island, Tahiti, Alaska, Hawaii, Macao, Okinawa, and the coast of California. On Pitcairn Island, Beechey met John Adams, the last survivor of the Bounty mutiny. Beechey gives an important account of Monterey and San Francisco before the American conquest, with much on the missionaries in California. Considerable botanical information gathered during the voyage was separately published by W.J. Hooker. The narrative of the trip provides a background to where and when the plants were collected. The maps are a chart of the Pacific showing the route of Beechey&#39;s ship, and a map of the northwest coast of Alaska. Contains a "Vocabulary of Words of the Western Esquimaux." The collation given in Streeter calls for only seven plates in the second part, due to his counting the three fossil plates as one, but there are actually three fossil plates (see the note in Lada-Mocarski). HILL 93. SMITH 704. PILLING, PROOF-SHEETS 328. LADA-MOCARSKI 95. WICKERSHAM 6541. ZAMORANO 80, 4. STREETER SALE 3517. TPL 1476. TAXONOMIC LITERATURE I, p.164. SABIN 4347. COWAN, p.42. ROCQ 5621. HOWES B309, "b." FORBES 772.

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        The Voyages and Discoveries of The Companions of Columbus [SIGNED BY WASHINGTON IRVING]

      Philadelphia: Carey and Lea, 1831. First edition. Hardcover. Very Good. The First American edition (preceded only by the English edition), bound in the Publisher&#39;s original first issue brown boards, respined with the original very lightly chipped spine label laid down. SIGNED BY WASHINGTON IRVING. An about very good copy of this companion piece to Irving&#39;s earlier work on Columbus, without the advertisements at the front (no priority). "Friends Social Library No. 3" is written on the front pastedown and the boards have some wear, with the corners rounded and rubbed through. The book carries the bookplate of Augustus Wynne Cook to one free endpaper and is SIGNED BY IRVING to the other. A good, solid copy (with foxing, especially near the front and rear) with supple pages, and in the Publisher&#39;s original boards (respined-original label laid down). This copy is from the collection of Gustavus Wynne Cook. Cook was a wealthy Philadelphia industrialist, who constructed a famed private observatory on his property with what was then the world&#39;s largest "star camera", and who had a keen interest in the literary world as well. An quite uncommon book to find SIGNED BY WASHINGTON IRVING. (Only 3,000 copies of the First Edition were printed.) Signed Irving works are scarce and signed copies of this work are quite so.

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      London: Henry Colburn and Richard Bentley, 1831. Two volumes. "Published by authority of the Lords Commissioners of the Admiralty". Panelled spines, lettered in gilt. Both volumes collated complete. Volume 1 with errata sheet, directions to the binder, fourteen full-page plates, and three maps, two of which are folding. Volume 2 with errata note, directions to the binder, nine plates. Text is generally quite clean and crisp throughout. Maps are in fine condition with no tears. Plates are in various states of foxing, mostly peripheral, several with moderate-to-heavy foxing, and several with no foxing at all. Frederick William Beechey (1796-1856) was an English naval officer and geographer. He became commander of H.M.S. Blossom in 1825. His mission was to explore the Bering Strait in concert with Franklin and Perry operating from the eastern side. His journey from England took him around the east coast of South America, around Cape Horn, to call at Easter Island, Tahiti, Pitcairn Issland. He interviewed John Adams, the last surviving mutineer of the mutiny on the Bounty. He also visited the Society Island before reaching Alaska. He later went to Hawaii, Macao, Okinawa, and the western coast of America, spending some time in Monterey and San Francisco. A comprehensive narrative of the extended voyage accompanied by fascinating plates. See Sabin 4347, Howes B309, Streeter Sale 3517, Field 105. . First Edition. 1/2 Brown Calf, Marbled Boards. Minor Edge and Corner Wear/No Jacket. Quarto 10 3/4" x 8 1/2".

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        The Van Diemen's Land Anniversary and Hobart-Town Almanack

      Hobart,: James Ross, 1831.. 24mo, xii, xxxii, 296 pp., with a folding frontispiece map and eleven plates (some folding, two handcoloured); a very nice copy in original cloth with printed label (now worn, hinges tender), preserved in custom folding case. A very good, very early Tasmanian almanac, with a series of interesting maps and views.Among the views, all published by Ross in Hobart, are: "Chart of Sullivan's Cove Hobart Town" showing the proposed improvements; "Front View of the New Church and King's Male and Female Orphan Schools"; "Miss Debney's Establishment for Young Ladies"; the hand-coloured "Signals made at Mulgrave Battery on the approach of Vessels to the Derwent"; as well as views of Emu's Bay, the Mewstone, and Macquarie Harbour. One of the engravings is by the celebrated colonial artist Thomas Bock, while some of the views are after drawings by Lempriere (Thomas James Lempriere, 1796-1852, emigrated to Van Diemen's Land in 1822 and from 1826 was commissariat store keeper at the penal settlements on Maria Island and Macquarie Harbour; various fine views by him are held in Tasmanian institutions).With ownership signature of Tasmanian barrister Robert Pitcairn (1802-1861).Ferguson, 1492.

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        Mademoiselle Taglioni from a drawing by A.E. Chalon

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

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        The Leather Stocking Tales, comprising of: The Last of the Mohicans, The Prairie, The Pathfinder, The Pioneers, and The Deerslayer

      London: Henry Colburn and Richard Bentley, 1831, 1832, 1843., 1831. Bentley&#39;s Standard Novels. First Illustrated Editions. 5 volumes; small 8vo. Beautifully bound in recent green half calf with raised bands, 3 red title labels and extra gilt to spines; marbled boards, end papers and edges. Engraved frontispiece and title page to each volume. Clean and tight. A superb little set held in a protective felt-lined green cloth slipcase.

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        Narrative of a Voyage to the Pacific and Beering's Strait, to Co-operate with the Polar Expeditions:

      Henry Colburn and Richard Bentley,, London, 1831 - Performed in His Majesty's Ship Blossom, under the Command of Captain F.W. Beechey, R.N. F.R.S. &c. In the Years 1825, 26, 27, 28. First ed. 8vo. 2 vols. xxvi, (ii), 472, iv, 452pp. 23 plates. 3 folding maps. Contemporary full calf, slightly rubbed, internally slightly spotted. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Frankenstein; or, The Modern Prometheus. Together with : Edgar Huntly; or, The Sleep-Walker. By Charles Brockden Brown

      Colburn and Bentley, London, 1831., 1831. FIRST ILLUSTRATED EDITION. Small 8vo., with engraved frontispiece and title page vignette by T. Von Holst; pp.(xii), 202. Bound together with Charles Brockden Brown&#39;s &#39;Edgar Huntly; or, The Sleep Walker&#39; in contemporary half green calf, extra gilt. Housed in a recent cloth slipcase. Engraved frontispiece, browned, with offset to title page as usual; internally clean and bright. Neat, older repair to joint. First illustrated edition, also the first single volume edition and the first with the author&#39;s new introduction to the novel. Third edition overall. A scarce book. Listed in Jones & Newman; 100 Best Horror Novels, also &#39;The Novel 100&#39; (Burt, 2004). Bleiler; The Guide to Supernatural Fiction, also Bleiler; Checklist of Fantastic Literature.

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        Les Trochilidees ou Les Colibris et Les Oiseaux-Mouches Suvis D'un Index General

      Paris: Arthus Bertrand, 1831.. First Edition. Green leather gilt decorated cover. 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'. 240mm x 150mm (9" x 6"). iv, 171pp;xliii. 65 [of 66] hand coloured tissue guarded engraved plates.

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        Landscape study of rocks, shrubs and trees

      0.. Pencil sketch, 250 x 150mm., wove paper, signed 'Ann Piper', with manuscript poem of nine lines to reverse, initialled and dated 'J.P. March 21st 1831, (i.e. Jane Piper); slightly browned, very good condition. Framed. Attractive landscape study in pencil of an Australian scene, most likely in the Sydney region, by Mary Ann Piper (circa 1790-1871), wife of the prominent military officer and settler John Piper (1773-1851).Piper was commissioned as an Ensign in the newly formed New South Wales Corps and arrived in New South Wales aboard the Pitt in 1792. In 1793 he requested a transfer to Norfolk Island, possibly to avoid a scandal, but returned to Sydney in 1795 after distinguished service. A close associate of John Macarthur, Piper stood as a second for him in a duel with their commanding officer William Paterson; Piper was arrested and tried by court-martial in 1802 but was acquitted. In 1804 he returned to Norfolk Island, where he is thought to have commenced his liaison with Mary Ann Shears. 'Legend has grown up like a hedge of thorns about this girl until it seems impossible to discover the truth' (M. Barnard Eldershaw, The Life and Times of Captain John Piper, p. 27). The daughter of James Shears and Mary Wilson, two First Fleet convicts transferred to Norfolk Island, she was approximately 15 years old when Piper declared his love. Colonial records indicate she had borne two sons when the couple left for in England in 1811 and a further two children by the time of their return to Australia in February 1814. They married two years later on 10 February 1816.Ann Piper - as she was usually known - went on to become an important and cultured figure in the colony, painted in great state by Augustus Earle in the 1820s. The present sketch shows that she was versed in the skills of topographical drawing, and seems to date from around 1831, the date of a charming poem by the Piper's eldest daughter Jane to the reverse. Although uncaptioned, the scene with its accurate rendering of weathered sandstone is very reminiscent of formations in the Sydney region. We have not previously seen any work by Ann Piper and this slight sketch captures in a rare artistic way a higher ideal of daily life enjoyed by only few colonial women.

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        Reports of Cases at Common Law and in Chancery, Argued and Determined

      1831. Breese, Sidney [1800-1878], Compiler. Reports of Cases at Common Law and in Chancery, Argued and Determined in the Supreme Court of the State of Illinois, From its First Organization in 1819, To the End of December Term 1830. Kaskaskia: Printed by Robert K. Fleming, 1831. xii, [4], 333, 39 pp. Octavo (9" x 5-1/2"). Contemporary sheep, blind fillets and lettering piece to spine. Moderate rubbing, some wear to extremities, early owner bookplate and annotations to front pastedown. Moderate toning to text, faint dampstaining and foxing in a few places. "Presented to Judge Mayes by his friend Lewis V. Bogy of Missouri--1833" to head of title page, interiors otherwise clean, contemporary annotations in pencil to a few leaves. * First edition. This is the first compilation of Illinois Supreme Court cases. Though not authorized, the state sanctioned the publication by subscribing to 150 copies. It was reprinted with additions in 1861 and 1877. Breese was an estimable Illinois jurist who gained national prominence for his decision in Munn v. Illinois, upheld by the U.S. Supreme Court, favoring the regulatory power of the state over business corporations. His fifty-year career spanned the legal and political development of Illinois. Mayes [1792-1861] was an important Kentucky legislator, judge and dean of the law school at Transylvania University. Bogy [1813-1877], apparently at the time one of Mayes&#39;s students, graduated the law school in 1835 and went on to become a leading figure in Missouri politics. Wallace, The Reporters 573.

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        Journal of Voyages and Travels By the Rev. Daniel Tyerman and George Bennet, Esq, Deputed from the London Missionary Society, to Visit Their Various Stations in the South Sea Island, China, India, Etc, Between the Years 1821 and 1829

      London: Frederick Westley and A.H. Davis, 1831. Set of two volumes. xxiv, 566 and viii, 568 pages. Fourteen b/w engraved plates, including the frontispieces. About half the plates have varying degrees of tanning with offsetting on the facing page. Pale foxing on the title page and frontispiece of Volume One. Rebound at some time in three-quarter calf with raised bands, gilt titling and rules on the spine. Original marbled boards (slightly rubbed). New endpapers. A lovely old set.. First Edition. Three-Quarter Leather. Very Good. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.

      [Bookseller: Tapsell's Books]
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      1831-1858. 223 fine original watercolour botanical drawings (11 5/8 x 9 inches), each inscribed by the artist with their Latin name, common name, and where and when the specimen was collected. Preserved in 5 modern vinyl folders with pockets. Provenance: with correspondence to and from the Misses A. and F. Wilkinson and the British Museum (Natural History), Department of Botany, dated 1962; with correspondence to and from Mrs D.M.P. Phillips and the Glasgow Museums and Art Galleries regarding an exhibition of the watercolours in 1974. An exceptionally fine and comprehensive collection of original watercolour drawings of British flowers by Elizabeth Twining, the second of nine children of Richard Twining (1772-1857) the celebrated tea-merchant and banker. A carte de visite signed by Twining and dated 1886 is enclosed, as is a complete index, hand and type-written. "She was a talented portraitist of plants and flowers as well as being a competent botanist. The two-volume folio edition of her &#39;Illustrations of the Natural Orders of Plants&#39; (2 vols., 1849) is considered to have a place among the finest lithographic flower books of the mid-nineteenth century. The &#39;natural order&#39; is that of Alphonse de Candolle, who rejected the Linnaean or &#39;artificial&#39; classification. The emphasis on the appearance of mature plants and their habitat rather than their physiology is echoed not only in her art but also in her lectures on plants, which as well as having a strong geographical theme also discussed how plants were used, particularly by women. She believed botany had a place in the education of women of all social classes and her approach was that of &#39;mother educator&#39;, whether she was encouraging the poor to grow plants for flower shows or promoting the cultivation of window boxes in institutions such as workhouse wards, where the glory of plants could be shared by sick inmates and staff alike" (Theresa Deane for DNB). Twining&#39;s original watercolours for the "Natural Orders of Plants" are held in the extensive collection of botanical art at the Natural History Museum in London. They were gifted to the Museum in 1962 by the Misses A. and F. Wilkinson. For more information about this book, or a warm welcome to see it and other books in our library at 72nd Street, NYC, please contact Kate Hunter, M.A. Oxon, in the Rare Book Department .

      [Bookseller: Arader Galleries]
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        The Life and Adventures of Robinson Crusoe, The History of Tom Jones: A Foundling; Amelia; Joseph Andrews; Peregrine Pickle; Tristram Shandy

      London: Cochrane, 1831-1832.. The Novelist&#39;s Library. Octavo, 12 volumes. full leather, elaborate gilt tooling to the spine, front and rear panels, dentelles. Top edge gilt, marbled endpapers. Illustrated throughout by George Cruikshank. A stunning set.

      [Bookseller: Raptis Rare Books, ABAA/ ILAB]
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        Oeuvres complètes de Buffon, augmentées par M.F. Cuvier, ... de deux volumes supplémentaires offrant la description des mammifères et des oiseaux les plus remarquables découverts jusqu&#39;à ce jour. 28 Volumes

      Paris: F.D. Pillot, Editeur, 1831 Volume 1-2: THEORIE DE LA TERRE; Volume 3-9: MINERAUX; Volume 10-13: ANIMAUX; Volume 14-18: MAMMIFERES; Volume 19-26: OISEAUX; Volume 27: TABLES DES MATIERES; Volume 28: SUPPLEMENT. 1829 - 1832. Edition de 28 volumes - COMPLET. Environ 295 gravures en couleurs, toutes hors-textes. Gravures en très bon état. Pages de textes avec rousseur habituelle, en très bon état. Certaines reliures usée, plusieurs mors réparés et renforcis. PHOTOS DISPONIBLES SUR DEMANDE. Collation complète disponible.

      [Bookseller: Louis Caron]
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        Landscape Illustrations of the Waverley Novels

      31 - London - Charles Tilt, 1831 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. A scarce collection of beautifully engraved plates, depicting landscape scenes within the famousWaverley novels. With twenty separately bound collections, numbered from Part I through to Part XX, originally published from June 1830, with one part released on the first of every month. Each part holds four beautifully engraved plates. Collated complete. Engraved by brothers William and Edward Finden. From Drawings by W. Westall, Dewint, Brockedon, Austin, Barret, G. Cattermole, J. Constable, W. Daniell, P. De Wint, C. Fielding, H. Gastineau, J. D. Harding, A. Nasmyth, S. Prout, Purser, R. R. Reingle, Robinson, D. Roberts, T. Sthard, W. Westall. In announcing the above-mentioned artists as those who have undertaken to furnish drawings, the proprietors feel they are giving the best pledge of their earnest wish to produce a publication worthy of illustrating an author whose works have afforded such universal delight, and contributed so greatly to the literary renown of his country. Those views will be selected which, possessing in themselves great picturesque beauty, have been dwelt upon the admiration by the writer himself. Fidelity of representation will be adhered to, and no historical allusion permitted to interfere with the reality of the scene. Parts XII, XVII and XIX, feature the original publishers&#39; catalogues. With Volume one ofDescription of the Plates contained in the Landscape Illustrations of the Waverley Novels bound separately. Both William and Edward Finden were English line engravers, they worked in conjunction with each other, and there popularity was large. Edward Finden executed some separate works, among early ones being a set of etchings for Richard Duppa&#39;s Miscellaneous Opinions and Observations on the Continent and Illustrations of the Vaudois in a Series of Views. He was also a large contributor of illustrations to the annuals, books of beauty, poetry, and other sentimental works then in vogue. Complete in twenty volumes, with the additional volume one of the description of plates. Condition: All volumes are in their original publishers&#39; paper wraps. Externally, all volumes are affected by light chipping, and slight loss to the spines. Some light marks to the front and rear panels. Three volumes have strained hinges. Internally, all volumes are firmly bound, and bright. Some instances of light spotting throughout the set. Overall: VERY GOOD.

      [Bookseller: Rooke Books]
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        The Narrative of a Voyage to the Swan River

      London,: F.C. Westley, 1831.. Octavo, with a frontispiece map; an excellent copy in an attractive brown crushed morocco binding by Sangorski. First edition: rare. The first book, properly so-called, to describe newly-settled Western Australia, Powell's work was preceded only by some very scarce emigration tracts published in 1830.Powell's book is well known for the frontispiece map "A Plan of Swan River Settlement, and the Surrounding Country", which shows the coastline from Geographe Bay to just north of the Swan River, noting particularly Perth, "Freemantle", and the intended town of Clarence, as well as clearly delineating Rottnest Island. The "narrative and account are compiled from several letters addressed by a young man of respectability (now resident at the Swan River) to his relations in England... no statement is presented herein which is not in strict accordance with the truth" (author's advertisement). Powell dedicated the book to the conservative statesman Sir Robert Peel, whose cousin Thomas Peel was an influential settler.Powell's letters were dated from Fremantle in November, 1829.Ferguson, 1467.

      [Bookseller: Hordern House Rare Books]
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