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        NARRATIVE OF A VOYAGE TO THE PACIFIC AND BEERING'S STRAIT, TO CO-OPERATE WITH THE POLAR EXPEDITIONS: Performed in His Majesty's Ship Blossom under the Command of Captain F.W. Beechey, R.N.in the Years 1825, 26, 27, 28.

      London: Henry Colburn and Richard Bentley, 1831. Published by Authority of the Lords Commissioners of the Admiralty. In Two Parts.. 1st Octavo 8vo Edition; Two volumes, Vol I [iv]-xxvi, [1, directions to the binder], 472pp; Vol II iv, 452pp. Three engraved maps, two of which are folding, and twenty-three engraved plates, many not in place as in directions to binder but all complete, also two copies of one of the plates. Contemporary rebound, cloth, half calf, Each volume with red and black spine labels. Spines stamped and lettered in gilt. All edges marbled. Beechey's expedition on board the H.M.S. Blossom formed part of a double-pronged assault on the western approaches to the Arctic. Sent by way of Bering's Strait to explore the northern coast eastward, Beechey was to eventually link up with Franklin's second expedition, working westward from the Mackenzie River. The two parties came within several hundred miles of each other, one of Beechey's vessels managing to penetrate as far as Cape Barrow, while Franklin turned back at Return Reef at about 149 degrees west. The narrative contains scientific data, descriptions of Eskimo life and culture, and much of importance relating to Alaska (including the Aleutian, Pribilov and other islands), the Tuamotu Archipelago, the Society Islands, and Tahiti, Hawaii, and the coast of California. There are also valuable accounts of Monterey and San Francisco prior to the American conquest, as well as a lengthy account of the mutiny of the Bounty, as related by its sole survivor, John Adams.Some foxing, small tear title page Vol I, repaired tear to page 472, Vol I. ink stain pp365- 370 Vol II. Very Good

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        The Fossil Flora of Great Britain: or Figures and Descriptions of the Vegetable Remains Found in a Fossil State in this Country: 3 Vols. 1st ed;

      London, James Ridgeway, 1831-1837.. HARDBACKS, original uniform half-calf with cloth covered boards, raised bands and green rules on spines, marbled end-papers, pages: Vol. 1; li, x, 218, [v] - index; Vol. 2; xxviii, 208 - incl. index; Vol. 3; 230, [ii] - index, Vol 1; plates 79, Vol. 2; plates 80-156, Vol. 3; plates 157-230, each with tissue guards, 8vo., from the library of The Sedgwick Museum, with the signature of William Atkinson, lower corners bumped and a little worn, otherwise an unusually fine set, with superb, clean plates. 2.7Kg

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        Lezioni di calcolo sublime.

      Milano, Giusti, 1831. Due volumi in 16mo; pp.XVI,424; 504. Alla fine del primo volume due tavole spieghevoli. Mezza tela coeva, titolo in oro ai dorsi. Fior.

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        Lettera... ad aurelio dei verzieri. (venezia) antonelli, 1831.

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

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

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

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        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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        MEDICAL BOTANY

      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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        MEDICAL BOTANY: OR, ILLUSTRATIONS AND DESCRIPTIONS OF THE MEDICINAL

      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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        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. iv, 171pp;xliii :: 65 [of 66] hand coloured tissue guarded engraved plates :: 240mm x 150mm (9" x 6") .

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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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        The "West Point" the Second Locomotive Built in the United States

      for Actual Service on the Railroad. Built at the West Point Foundry, Cold Spring New York for the South Carolina Railroad. Woodblock print, March 5, 1831, from the Charleston Courier. 20x8". Period folds o/w very good condition. Nicely framed. An eight piece band of black musicians sit in the second car, ready to play drums, trumpets & flutes. Rare.

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        The Botanic Garden; Consisting of Highly Finished Representations of Hardy Ornamental Flowering Plants, Cultivated in Great Britain, with Their Classification History Culture and Other Interesting Information

      Simpkin and Marshall, 1831.. Full-Leather. Very Good. Volume IV only. 1831-32. Signed and inscribed presentation copy from author's son. Green full-leather binding with gilt decoration to boards, spine and inner dentelles with watered red silk doublures. All edges gilt. Some rubbing and bumping to corners and slight rubbing to head and tail of spine. Some small rubbed areas on covers. Half-title a little detached at bottom and small crack at title page revealing hinge. Some spotting to text pages and minor foxing on first four plates. One tissue guard has small 10mm tear at top otherwise a very clean and tight copy in a lovely decorative binding. 24 hand-coloured plates engraved by S Watts. Photographs available on request.

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        IVORY (James) On the Grounds of the Method Which Laplace Has Given in the Second Chapter of the Third Book of His Mecanique Celeste for Computing the Attractions of Spheroids of Every Description, pp.1-45,

      Presented within the complete volume of the Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society, Vol 102. * Ivory comments on the methods used by Laplace and substitutes analytical methods for some of Laplace's geometrical considerations. "Ivory's scientific reputation, for which he was awarded many honours during his lifetime, including knighthood of the Order of the Guelphs, Civil Division (1831), was founded on the ability to understand and comment the work of the French analysts rather than any great originality of his own. Ivory's work, conducted with great industry over a long period, helped to foster in England a new interest in the application of analysis to physical problems." (DSB VII. p. 37). Presented within the complete volume of the Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society, Vol 102, Parts I and II (complete), bound in one volume for 1812, comprising, vi, 420, (11)pp large quarto, with 18 engraved plates, morocco backed library cloth (front board detached) with a neat unlinked library name stamp on general title, foot of last leaves and occasionally elsewhere, also an inked library stamp verso title, a good copy, London, Bulmer, sold by Nicol, printers to the Royal Society,1809. * A FULL LIST OF CONTENTS OF THIS VOLUME SENT ON REQUEST. Other papers include: BRANDE (William Thomas) Chemical Researches on the Blood, and Some Other Animal Fluids, pp.90-114; HERSCHEL (William) Observations of a Comet, with Remarks on the Construction of Its Different Parts, pp.115-143; WITH: Observations of a Second Comet, with Remarks on Its Construction, pp.229-237; HENRY (William) Additional Experiments on the Muriatic and Oxymuriatic Acids, pp.238-246; DAVY (Humphry) On Some Combinations of Phosphorus and Sulphur, and on Some Other Subjects of Chemical Inquiry, pp.405-415.

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        [MANUSCRIPT PLAN OF GRAHAM ISLAND, OFF THE COAST OF SICILY, WITH REMARKS AS TO ITS APPEARANCE AND DISAPPEARANCE]

      [Off Sicily. 1831].. Watercolor and ink, 9 3/4 x 12 3/4 inches. Some light soiling and foxing. Small tear at top edge. Very good. Framed. This watercolor, divided into six panels, shows four different views of Graham Island, a volcanic mountain off the coast of Sicily, which appeared in 1831 only to disappear again a few months later. It was evidently made by a crew member of the U.S.S. Boston, who observed the island in the fall of 1831. The island is shown from four different angles - above, and then three views from different sides, labeled on the overhead plan. Graham Island first appeared in an eruption in July 1831, causing an immediate dispute over its ownership, involving Sicily, France, Spain, and England. The dispute was ended, unresolved, when the island eroded and receded below sea level by December. The remaining two pieces of the illustration are a small map, showing the volcanic island's relation to Sicily, and a section title "Remarks" discussing the event of the island's appearance and disappearance: "This volcanic island (called Graham Island) was thrown up suddenly in June or July 1831 from a depth of 130 fathoms. Commandant Smith of H.B.M.S. Philomel was ordered to ascertain its position which he lays down in Lat 37.10 N & Long. 12.44.8. It is about 3/4 of a mile in circumference and its greatest height 80 feet above the level of the sea. Sounded within 80 yards and found not less than 62 f[atho]ms water, bottom of cinders to the distance of 5 or 6 miles. The U.S. ship Boston passed close to the island on the 7th Sept 1831. Report states that the island disappeared in Novr. 1831 leaving a dangerous shoal." A nice contemporary rendering of this interesting geologic event. The U.S.S. Boston was the fourth American naval vessel of that name, a sloop of war, and served on the Mediterranean station from 1829 to 1832. This watercolor was probably made by an officer on board.

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        Real Life in London; or, the Rambles and Adventures of of Bob Tallyho, Esq. and his cousin, the Hon. Tom. Dashall, through the Metropolis... by an Amateur. Embellished and Illustrated with a Series of Coloured Prints Designed and Engraved by Messrs. Heath, Alken, Dighton, Rowlandson &c

      London 1831, 1822. . Two volumes, second volume first edition, 8vo, x, 3-656; (ii), ix, (iii advertisement), 3-668 pp. Hand coloured second title in each volume plus 32 hand coloured aquatints - 2 more than are called for in the “Directions to the Binder”, small marginal tears to one plate, occasional light browning to some text leaves. Uncut in the original diced cloth, spines faded with wear to the paper labels, a very good set. An imitation of Egan’s popular “Life in London”, published almost immediately after it appeared. “A favoured rival” (DNB), the lively plates and energetic adventures are as vivid as any of Egan’s own work. Tooley 198-200. Abbey, Life in England 280.

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

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

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        Historisch, Genealogisch Geographischer Atlas. Aus dem Französchen.... uebertragen von.... A. von Dusch

      Carlsruhe., Franz Nöldeke., 1831. 36 x 53 cms. Title page, introduction, contents 3 p., 42 plates ( numbered I-XLII ), handcoloured ( with chronological, historical and genealogical tables and 29 maps ( surrounded by explanatory and historical notes ) . On heavy paper. Contemp. boards. Maps sewn in on guards of paper of other maps! inter alia: WORLDMAP of the two hemispheres. Maps of Mexico, S. America and of N. America. KEYWORDS: atlas historical

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        Real Life in London; or, the Rambles and Adventures of of Bob Tallyho, Esq. and his cousin, the Hon. Tom. Dashall, through the Metropolis... by an Amateur. Embellished and Illustrated with a Series of Coloured Prints Designed and Engraved by Messrs. Heath, Alken, Dighton, Rowlandson &c.

      London 1831, 1822.. Two volumes, second volume first edition, 8vo, x, 3-656; (ii), ix, (iii advertisement), 3-668 pp. Hand coloured second title in each volume plus 32 hand coloured aquatints - 2 more than are called for in the "Directions to the Binder", small marginal tears to one plate, occasional light browning to some text leaves. Uncut in the original diced cloth, spines faded with wear to the paper labels, a very good set. An imitation of Egan's popular "Life in London", published almost immediately after it appeared. "A favoured rival" (DNB), the lively plates and energetic adventures are as vivid as any of Egan's own work. Tooley 198-200. Abbey, Life in England 280.

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        NOTRE-DAME DE PARIS

      Paris: Charles Gosselin, Libraire, 1831. NOTRE-DAME DE PARIS- Victor Hugo- Illustrated Title Vignettes by Tony Johannot- Charles Gosselin, Libraire- Paris 1831- 1st Edition-1st Impression-4th Issue- The publishers own statement on May 10th 1931 in the Journal des Débats that the first impression of 1100 copies were divided into 4 groups of 275, designating Premiere to Quatrieme edition- He did this to lure people into believing that the novel was popular due to the many editions already out there- This on is the Quatrieme Edition as stated on the title page- errors as per the first issue- Vol II pagination errors 339 instead of 439 and 391 instead of 491.- original publishers 1/2 leather and marbled boards rubbed at extremities, but sound and clean- 5 smooth gilt compartments on spine with some legibility of titles and volume- Vol I: 4ff un-numbered, 1-404, Vol II: 2ff un-numbered, 1-536.-no tears, no writing-small amount of foxing especially towards endpapers- A nice set in the original bindings- Bookplate of long time collector René Escande de Messières in both volumes- SEE PHOTOS- Hugo's first full length novel and also the rarest of all his 1st editions- nice woodcut title vignettes by Tony Johannot.- Fiction-adventure-romance-French-France-classic (3576) . 1st Edition-1st Impression-4th Issue. 1/2 Leather & Marble Boards. G-VG/No Jacket as Issued. Illus. by Tony Johannot. 8vo - over 5¾" - 6¾" Tall.

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        Ornithological Biography, or an account of the habits of the birds of the United States of America; accompanied by descriptions of the objects represented in the work entitled The Birds of America, and interspersed with delineations of American scenery and manners

      Edinburgh & London [etc.]: Printed by Neill & Co. (Edinburgh) for Adam & Charles Black (Edinburgh) and R. Havell Jun., and Longman, Rees, Brown and Green (London), and various others, 1831. Vol.I only (of 5), octavo. (10 5/8 x 6 5/8 inches). Uncut. Half-titles, 15pp. prospectus for "Birds of America" at the back of vol.I (incorporating a 4pp. list of subscribers, as issued). 20th century red cloth, lettered in gilt on spine. First edition of vol.I, with the prospectus. The genesis of the present work is interesting: as early as November 1826, Audubon had begun thinking about the text which should accompany his engraved illustrations of birds. He noted in his journal: 'I shall publish the letterpress in a separate book, at the same time with the illustrations and shall accompany the descriptions of the birds with many anecdotes and accounts of localities connected with the birds themselves ...' (M.R. Audubon Audubon and his journals 1897, vol.I, p.163). Audubon had taken the decision to publish the letterpress separately (and give it free to he subscribers to the plate volumes) because, according to British copyright law, had the letterpress accompanied the engravings, Audubon would have been obliged to deposit a copy of the work in each of the nine 'copyright libraries' in the United Kingdom. This would have placed a strain on the economics of the production of the book. Work on the text did not begin in earnest until the end of 1830, just as Havell was nearing the completion of the engraving of the first 100 drawings. Between 1831 and 1837 Audubon and his family made three trips to America. Audubon was back in London between 1837 and 1839, where he completed the descriptions of the last two volumes of the Ornithological Biography. On 20 November 1838, Audubon wrote to Bachman: "My fourth Vol. is finished and in 10 days I will have 200 copies of it at London where I hope you will be and receive several Copies to take over with you, for yourselves and others as then directed" (quoted by Fries, p. 111). In addition to Audubon's text, the first volume of the first edition Ornithological Biography is interesting for the inclusion of the 15pp. prospectus (Fries's edition 'E', Ellis 100). Cf. Ayer 20; Cf. Ellis 96 & 100; Waldemar H. FriesThe Double Elephant Folio The Story of Audubon's Birds of America (Chicago, 1973)pp.20, 21, [etc.]; cf. Yale/Ripley 13; cf. Zimmer 20

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        Miscellaneous Sketches of Contrasts.

      First edition. London. R. Ackermann 96 Strand. Printed by C. Hullmandel´s Lithographic Establishment, 49 , Gt. Marlborough Strt. 1831. Folio. Wrapper + 6 lithographic plates. Brown front wrapper. Image title on front. Loose front wrapper with small tears to the margins . Back wrapper missing. 4 of the plates with string holes in upper margins. 3 plates with a few tears in the margins. Light soiling to the margins of 4 plates. 1 plate with a stain to the image area.. Humourous lithographs of contrasts. A french couple versus an english couple. Drinking soldiers of the years 1500, 1750, 1810 and 1830. A game of chess between Charles XII and Fredric the Great overseen by Napoleon. A Salon in the year 1600 and in 1830. A troubadour in 1330 and in 1830 and so on. Several images to each sheet. Mörner was a swedish count and artist who lived in Italy in the 1820s, where he among other things published the famous "Il Carnevale di Roma" in 1820 (20 etchings put together to a panorama). In the early 1830s he moved to London where he published "Humourous Sketches" and the present work. Rare

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        Sporting Notions

      1831-33. first edition. The Rarest Alken In ColorThe Comic Story of Men On Steeds At Unsafe SpeedsALKEN, Henry. Sporting Notions. London: T. McLean, 1831-33. First edition. Oblong quarto (10 1/4 x 14 1/8 in; 261 x 358 mm). Thirty-six hand-colored soft-ground etchings and aquatints with tissue guards, as issued without title page, watermarked 1831-1833.Contemporary half black morocco over pebbled paper boards with gilt-stamped vignette to upper board signed "Knight Sc." (Charles Parsons Knight). Some bubbling to cloth. Two plates with small margin tears professionally closed. , Schwerdt l, p.23. Occasional very light smudges to margins. A really fine copy of one of the finest and rarest Alken color plate books.Only one colored copy has come to auction within the last thirty-six years - the Jeanson copy sold at Christie's in 1987… and sold again at Christie's in 2012.The Plates:1. All he is fit for Sir, now is to be cut up...2. I have a Notion that the Brute is going to make the best of his way out...3. I had not the most distant Notion that my Horse was going to stop.4. I had a Notion that Timber jumping was quite an easy thing.5. I begin to have a Notion that my Horse is Dead.6. I have a Notion that this is what is called a Bog.7. I have a Notion that this may be called "Riding to the hounds at a Smashing rate."8. This gives me a Notion that its better to "Look before you leap."9. I have a Notion you must pull him over...10. I have a Notion that this will aBridge my Sport.11. I had no Notion of the Comforts of Hunting by Water.12. My good fellows have you any Notion...13. My dear fellows I have a Notion...14. My Notion is we shall get him up pretty shortly...15. Its my Notion that this is the only way...16. I have a Notion that my Horse looks like 40 Guineas to the Pound.17. Hav'nt you a Notion...18. I have a Notion that I don;t look like Mazeppa.19. Hallo you ditchers...20. I have a notion however hard work it is...21. I say my fine fellow...22. I had a Notion that that there was room for two...23. I have a notion that Ducrow could not excell this.24. I have a Notion that that even Chiffney...25. I have a Notion that anything is acceptable...26. I have a Notion that you are going the wrong way...27. I have a Notion that I have made a Bull.28. I have a notion you've made a damn near shot.29. I have a Notion he's pinn'd him...30. Woo - Woo- I have a notion that I shall lose him...31. I have a strong Notion...32. A Gad I had no Notion...33. Well I have a very strong Notion...34. I have a notion that that I am not quite up to this riding in Surry.35. I have a Notion that this is about the hardest mouthed Horse in England.36. I now have a Notion that yo should always Look before you Leap.Tooley 54. Siltzer p. 73. Dixon 95, Mellon/Snelgrove 34, Schwerdt l, p.23.Henry Alken worked in both oil and watercolor and was a skilled etcher. His earliest productions were published anonymously under the signature of "Ben Tallyho", but in 1816 he issued The Beauties & Defects in the Figure of the Horse comparatively delineated under his own name. From this date until about 1831, he produced many sets of etchings of sporting subjects mostly colored and sometimes humorous in character, the principal of which were: Humorous Specimens of Riding 1821, Symptoms of being amazed 1822, Symptoms of being amused 1822, Flowers from Nature 1823, A Touch at the Fine Arts 1824, and Ideas 1830. Besides these he published a series of books: Illustrations for Landscape Scenery and Scraps from the Sketch Book of Henry Alken in 1823, New Sketch Book in 1824, Sporting Scrap Book and Shakespeare's Seven Ages in 1827, Sporting Sketches and in 1831 and Sporting Notions (1831-1833), Illustrations to Popular Songs and Illustrations of Don Quixote, the latter engraved by John Christian Zeitter.Alken provided the plates picturing hunting, coaching, racing and steeplechasing for The National Sports of Great Britain (London, 1821). Alken, known as an avid sportsman,is best remembered for his hunting prints, many of which he engraved himself until the late 1830s. (Charles Lane British Racing Prints pp. 75–76). He created prints for the leading sporting printsellers such as S. and J. Fuller, Thomas McLean, and Rudolph Ackermann, and often collaborated with his friend the sporting journalist Charles James Apperley (1779–1843), also known as Nimrod. Nimrod's Life of a Sportsman, with 32 etchings by Alken, was published by Ackermann in 1842. In many of his etchings, Alken explored the comic side of riding and satirized the foibles of aristocrats, much in the tradition of other early 19th century caricaturists such as Thomas Rowlandson and James Gillray. One of his best known paintings, "The Belvoir Hunt: Jumping Into And Out Of A Lane", hangs in the Tate Britain and shows one of the oldest of the great foxhound packs in Leicestershire. A collection of his illustrations can be seen in the print department of the British Museum.

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        Wappenbuch des gesammten Adels des Königreichs Baiern. Aus der Adelsmatrikel gezogen. Band 10

      Nürnberg, Wappen- und Komm.-B. 1831. 21 cm. 4 Seiten Inhaltsverzeichnis, gestochener Titel, 100 Kupfertafeln mit 170 Wappenkupfern (davon 30 ganzseitig). Festeinband, Halbledereinband der Zeit mit Rückenschild und goldgeprägtem Wappen-Supralibros auf dem Vorderdeckel - Dimpfel 44 - Graesse VII, 219 - Thieme / Becker 33, 514 - 25 ganzseitige Städtewappen: München (3), Ansbach (2), Augsburg (2), Bayreuth (2), Passau, Regensburg, Speyer, Würzburg, Abensberg (2), Aichach, Altdorf (3), Amberg (2), Amorbach, Annweiler (2), Arnstein. Ganzseitige Wappen der Grafen: Guiot du Ponteil, Kielmannsegge (Kielmannsegg), Marogna, Stainlen. Wappen der Freiherren, Ritter, Edlen und Adeligen: Weveld (ganzseitig), Jeetze, Keller von Schleitheim, Krauss, Kreusser, Lilgenau, Linker (Lyncker), Morteau, Oyen, Pueck auf Autenried, Recum, Sartor auf Gansheim, Sauerzapf, Schäzler, Süsskind auf Schwendi, Syberg zu Simmern, Taube, Freiinnen von Trauner, Treuberg, Venningen, Wohnlich auf Tagersheim, Aichinger, Ammon, Anns, Auer, Bachmayr auf Wildturm, Baeumler, Bar, Baumer, Benda, Berg, Bresnard von Schlangenheim, Bieber, Brückner, Clanner, Ditfurth, Drouet d'Erlon, Dumas, Edlinger, Elkan von Elkansberg, Fallot von Gemeiner, Feder, Fortis, Forster von Philippsburg, Fuchs auf Falkenberg, Gasser, Gradinger, Grainger, Gugler, Haibe, Haren, Haslmair von Grassegg, Haubner, de la Hausse, Heckenstaller, Henckel auf Schieven, Herel, Heydennaber, Hildebrandt, Hilger auf Oberellenbach, Hilz auf Weng, Hoffmann auf Schönhoven, Hoffnaaß, Johler, Kalb auf Waltershausen, Killinger, Knopp, Kohlhagen, Kraus, Landgraff, Lauenstein, Linck, Lippert, Lottner, Martius, Mayer, Meichsner, Michels, Neger auf Peilnstein, Neimanns, Neumann, Neumanns, Otten (2), Palm, Pernwerth, Renner, Riegg, Rinecker, Ritter auf Wildenstein, Sailer, Sartor, Schäffer, Schanzenbach, Schönebeck, Storch, Vietinghoff gen. Schell, Wagner, Wohlfahrt, Adelsheim, Freifrau von Bayrstorff, Bernhard, Besserer von Talfingen, Beilwitz, Bibra, Coester, Dankelmann, Lottersberg, Lupin, Maillot de la Treiulle, Messina, Pfeffel, Sartorius, Speck-Sternburg, Stockmar, Waldenfels, Washington, Beer, Beust, Borstel, Brand, Breidenbach, Delpy de la Boche, Drenkhahn, Gögel, Hecht, Liebmann, Niethammer, Ringel, Ritter auf Wildenstein, Rößler, Schirnding, Sonvicho, Stockhammer, Sturm, Vigelius, Vogl auf Ascholding, Weidenbach, Welsch. Auf Vorderdeckel goldgeprägtes Wappen-Supralibros des königlich bayerischen Reichsrats Johann Maximilian Graf von Preysing-Hohenaschau (1736 - 1827). -

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        Atlas Historique, Généalogique Chronologique et Géographique

      Paris., Leclère, Boulevard Saint-Martin., 1831. 36 x 53 cms. Title page 1 f., introduction, contents 2ff., 40 plates, handcoloured ( numbered !-XXXV ), where-of 37 double page with chronological, historical and genealogical tables and 27 maps ( surrounded by explanatory and historical notes ) on heavy paper. Fine gilt red morocco spine. Front and back contemp. boards with minimal traces of use at edges. Fine copy. worldmap of the 2 hemispheres. map of Americas and of N. America. KEYWORDS: atlas historical

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        Papers on Conchology, by Isaac Lea. Read before the American Philosophical Society, 1830-1

      Philadelphia: Printed for the Society, 1831. 3 parts in one (as issued), quarto. (10 3/4 x 8 5/8 inches). Collation: title (verso blank); [new series, vol.IV], pp.63-123 [1 blank page]; [new series, vol.III], pp.[259]- 284; [new series, vol.III], [403]-456; 3 leaves with 3pp. of early manuscript index. 28 hand-coloured plates (13 engraved, 2 etched, 13 lithographed), all by J. Drayton. Bound to style in contemporary half russia over marbled paper-covered boards, spine decoratively tooled in gilt, marbled endpapers, gilt edges. An apparently unrecorded American colour-plate book: a separate issue of Lea's earliest work on shells. All three parts of this work were also published in the Transactions of the American Philosophical Society, but this is the first example recorded that includes a unifying title for the three individual parts; the first example which shows that the three collected parts should now be considered as a separate work to be added to the slim canon of important early American colour-plate books. It is also interesting to note that the final part is published here in 1831, some years before it first appeared in volume IV of the Transactions which was published in 1834. This work is made up from three parts containing four papers which Isaac Lea read to the American Philosophical Society: the first on 2nd November 1827 a "Description of six new species of the Genus Unio..." (illustrated with four plates, and also issued as part of new series, volume III of the Transactions published in 1830); the second on 6th March 1829 a "Description of a new genus of the family Naïades, including eight species, four of which are new" (illustrated with eight plates, also issued in volume III, published in 1830); the third on 7th May 1830 "Observations on the Naïades, and descriptions of new species of that and other families" (with 16 plates, and also issued as part of new series, volume IV of the Transactions published in 1834); the fourth on 7th January 1831 "Description of a new genus of the family Melaniana of Lamarck" (also issued in volume IV, published in 1834). In the present work the three parts are bound out of chronological sequence, and there is also an additional unrelated article on plants bound in. Isaac Lea was elected to the Academy of Natural Sciences of Philadelphia in 1815. His initial interest in Geology led him to the study of shells and Lea spent several years studying the Academy's collection of freshwater mollusks sent by Stephen Long from the Ohio River, as well as those collected by his brother Thomas Lea near Cincinnati. The first published result of these deliberations, "A Description of Six New Species of the Genus Unio", appeared in 1827 (and again in the present work) in the Transactions of the American Philosophical Society. Thereafter he devoted most of his scientific attention to Conchology. An acute and accurate observer, during a long lifetime Lea collected, identified, and described 1,842 species of some fifty genera of freshwater and terrestrial mollusks. It was Lea's "habit with his scientific papers to have 250 ... [copies] of each paper [printed, and to then have them ] bound ... up from time to time with title page and introduction as Observations on the Genus Unio (13 vols., 1827-1874), [these were then] ... presented ... to institutions and individuals." The present work appears to be an early stand-alone version of one of the earliest of these sammelbands, suggesting that it too was probably prepared by Lea himself, and printed "for the Society" in a small edition. The printers were probably Carey & Lea, for, in addition to his scientific endeavours, Lea was also a partner in this highly successful Philadelphia publishing house. The Carey and Lea connection would have facilitated Lea's access to the services of Philadelphia-based artist and engraver Joseph Drayton (1795-1856). The fine plates are all his work (four are from drawings by Lea himself, the rest are by and after Drayton), and include examples that are engraved, etched and lithographed; all are hand-coloured. Drayton had worked earlier on William Barton's A Flora of North America (1821-1823), on maps for Henry Tanner and subsequently served as one of the official artists on the Wilkes expedition before supervising the preparation of the plates for publication as well as providing a number of the images in the official report Narrative of the United States Exploring Expedition (1845). Not mentioned in the standard bibliographies, but for the individual parts see Meisel II, pp.22 and 23; and N.P. Scudder's The Published writings of Isaac Lea (Washington: 1885) 9, 12, and 15.

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        Istituzioni di architettura statica e idraulica di nicola cavalieri san-bertolo, ingegnere superiore del corpo di acque e strade e professore nell'archiginnasio romano della sapienza mantova presso i fratelli negretti 1831

      Due volumi in due tomi in-4° (cm 28,1x20,5). Il primo tomo ospita il testo completo dei due volumi, volumi che si compongono rispettivamente di pp. (26), 279, (9) e di pp. 430, (10); il secondo tomo raccoglie tutte le 67 bellissime tavole che illustrano l'opera, tavole finemente incise e più volte ripiegate. Legatura coeva in mezza pelle con titoli in oro al dorso, tagli gialli. Segni d'uso lungo i bordi dei piatti e, sempre ai piatti, alcune abrasioni e mancanze di carta. Al volume secondo, una gora d'umido, di colore marrone chiaro, riguarda il margine interno superiore delle pagine da 189 all'ultima: l'alone, di piccoia entità alle prime pagine interessate, raggiunge le massime dimensioni, cm 6,5 di lunghezza per 3,5 di larghezza, alle ultime pagine, rimanendo circoscritto al margine bianco, senza interessare il testo, lambito, sfiorato solo in pochi casi.. Sempre al secondo volume, strappetto rimarginato a pagina 211. Per il resto ottimo e fresco esemplare, con tavole in perfetto stato di conservazione. Seconda edizione. Indice delle materie: Primo volume. Libro primo. Dei lavori di terra. Capo I. Nozioni generali; Capo II. Della costruzione degli argini; Capo III. Della difesa degli argini; Capo IV. Riparazioni degli argini; Capo V. Presa delle rotte; Capo VI. Delle strade; Capo VII. Forma, struttura ed altre pertinenze delle strade. Libro secondo. Dei lavori di legname e di ferro. Sezione prima. Delle proprietà, dell'apparecchio e dell'impiego del legname in generale. Capo I. Nozioni preliminari; Capo II. Proprietà del legname da costruzione; Capo III. Taglio del legname; Capo IV. Trasporto e conservazione del legname; Capo V. Incurvamento artificiale del legname; Capo VI. Collocamento del legname in opera; Capo VII. Congiunzioni del legname; Capo VIII. Preservazione del legname. Sezione seconda. Usi particolari del legname in architettura. Capo IX. Degli assiti e de' solai; Capo X. Tetti o coperti delle fabbriche; Capo XI. De' ponti di legname; Capo XII. Dei ponti mobili; Capo XIII. Delle chiuse e delle dighe di legname; Capo XIV. Usi del legname nelle fondazioni de' muri; Capo XV. Dell'uso del legname in alcuni lavori provvisionali. Sezione terza. Delle qualità e degli usi architettonici del ferro e di alcuni altri metalli. Capo XVI. Della proprietà, dell'apparecchio e degli usi più comuni del ferro; Capo XVII. D'alcuni e più particolari e più segnalati usi del ferro; Capo XVIII. Delle proprietà negli usi architettonici d'alcuni altri metalli. Secondo volume Libro terzo. Dei lavori murali. Sezione prima. Dei muri in generale. Capo I. Nozioni preliminari; Capo II. Delle pietre naturali; Capo III. Delle pietre artefatte; Capo IV. Delle malte; Capo V. Della fondazione de' muri; Capo VI. Della struttura murale; Capo VII. Della stabilità de' piedritti; Capo VIII. Delle volte; Capo IX. Degl'intonachi e de' pavimenti; Capo X. Della conservazione delle fabbriche. Sezione seconda. D'alcune costruzioni murali che più strettamente appartengono all'architettura idraulica. Capo XI. De' ponti di struttura murale; Capo XII. De' sostegni; Capo XIII. Altri edifizi destinati al regolamento e alla condotta dell'acqua; Capo XIV. Costruzioni marittime. Libro quarto. Delle macchine e delle manovre architettoniche. Capo I. Nozioni generali; Capo II. Delle macchine da trasporto; Capo III. Delle macchine semplici impiegate per tirare e per alzar pesi; Capo IV. Ordinari apparati meccanici pel movimento di grandi pesi; Capo V. Strumenti e macchine effossorie; Capo VI. Dell'espulsione dell'acqua dai cavi e dai recinti a stagno per le fondazioni murali. Capo VII. Delle macchine palificatorie. Libro quinto. Delle stime. Capo I. Nozioni e criteri fondamentali. Sezione prima. Stima della costruzione. Capo II. Massime generali; Capo III. Lavori di terra; Capo IV. Della distanza e dell'economia de' trasporti; Capo V. Lavori di legname, ferramenti e vernici. Capo VI. Costruzioni murali. Stima dell'occupazione. Capo VII. Occupazione de' terreni campestri

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

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

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

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

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        Samlade dikter af Euphrosyne.

      I-II. Örebro, N. M. Lindh, 1831-32. 8:o. Extra insatt litograferat porträtt,318 s. & 2 litograferade plr + (6),303 s. & 1 litograferad plansch. Två prydliga lätt nötta samtida hfrbd med guldornerade och blindpressade ryggar samt stänkta snitt, etikettsignerade A. M. Högberg, Norrköping. Inlagan lite småfläckig och med lagerfläckar, på några ställen mer omfattande. Första delen med fuktrand i yttre marginalen och obetydlig pappersförlust i övre marginalen på s. 211-14. Andra delen med understrykning på s. 4, reva i nedre marginalen på s. 47, längre reva på s. 231, minimalt hål i övre marginalen på s. 111 och namnteckning på s. 194. Tillskrift på titelbladen till Carin Linck daterad "24 decemb. 1832".. Leijonhufvud & Brithelli Kvinnan inom svenska litteraturen s. 129 nämner bara en plansch i första delen. Porträttet är extra tillagt i detta exemplar. En fristående tredje del med titeln "Nya dikter" utkom 1842. Namnteckningen i andra delen är skriven under dikten "Till bruks-patronen och riddaren C. J. Adlervald" och lyder "Julia Svärdström", vilket är författarens flicknamn. Det är svårt att säga om det rör sig om en slags attribuering eller om namnteckningen är egenhändig, samma hand har skrivit gåvotillskriften på titelbladen

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        Marion de Lorme. Drame.

      La Haye, G. Vervloet, 1831. Bound uncut w. the orig. front wrapper in a very nice private hcalf w. raised bands and gilt ornamentations on back (Petersen & Petersen). First blank leaf partly pasted on to inside of front wrapper. Apart from a bit of soiling to front wrapper, an excellent copy.. The rare Haag-edition, printed the same year as the first edition (Paris, 1831), which is "importante et rare" (Carteret I:403). "Marion de Lorme" is one of Hugo's early works and the first play to be accepted for production under Hugo's own name. The work portrays the French monarchy - a controversial topic at the time - and due to this portrayel being far from flattering, the work was censored and banned. Rare with the orig. wrapper and in uncut condition. On the verso of the first blank leaf is a contemporary handwritten inscription, stating that the previous owner (Ch. Deiters) met with Gustave Doré: "Ch. Deiters/ a. Utrecht en Hollande (pour 26 Stuver)/ ee XI Septbr 1833 (Hotel de Bellevue)/ vers les IX heures (au soir) - jaret/ a partir pour Bois et Duv (?); avec/ Gustave D." The book has a very impressive Danish provenance. It has been in the libraries of some of the most important Danish bookcollectors and bears the ex libri of K.F. Plesner, Einar Christiansen, Poul Linneballe and H.P. Rohde

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        Storia naturale delle scimie e dei maki in cui vien rappresentata la figura di ciascuna specie, accompagnata d'un testo italiano, colla traduzione del medesimo nelle lingue tedesca e francese...disposta con ordine... dietro le scoperte dei piu' rinomati naturalisti. arricchita di schiarimenti relativi ai costumi, astuzie, nutrimenti, e climi abitati di questi quadrumani, con la maniera di dar loro la caccia, e di un'idea sull'uso e la proprieta' della loro carne in medicina. milano, presso pietro hugues, 1831.

      Due volumi in folio (cm. 48). Bel frontespizio inciso ed incorniciato da un grande fregio in tema naturalistico presente a ciascun volume, segue il discorso preliminare, carte di testo e indice e 85 tavole incorniciate da fregi tipografici e finemente incise in rame (ciascuna accompagnata da descrizione in italiano ed una carta di traduzione in tedesco e francese) La seconda parte possiede autonomo frontespizio: Dei Lemuriani ossia dei Maki propriamente detti. Legatura originale in cartoncino azzurro con titoli manoscritti. Conservato in custodia recente in cart. rigido. Solo un paio di strappetti ricongiunti, peraltro esemplare genuino e pulito, marginoso (in barbe) ed in eccellente stato di conservazione. Decisamente la migliore monografia italiana sull'argomento.

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        Racolta di diversi animali incisi da gio boni pittore. s.l., s.n., 1831.

      Cm. 17,5 x 23 (ad album), con 16 belle tavole all'acquaforte. Cart. coevo con piccolo titolo manoscritto al piatto. Esemplare genuino e ben conservato. Raccolta di belle incisioni raffiguranti vari tipi di animali da disegni del pittore Boni (1753.1812). raro.

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        Intensitas vis magneticae terrestris ad mensura absolutam revocataGöttingen: Dieterich, 1833. First edition.

      First edition. "Gauss's most important geomagnetic work was done in collaboration with the physicist Wilhelm Weber, with whome, deom 1831-1837, he performed a series of studies on the nature and intensity of the earth's magnetism. Their first collaborative work, <i>Intensitas vis magneticae terrestris</i>, is an account of the measurement of magnetic force, containing the first systematic use of absolute units (distance, mass, time) to measure a non-mechanical quantity. Weber's name does not appear on the title, but his contributions are acknowledged in the text." (Norman). Norman 881; Honeyman 1455; Wheeler Gift Catalogue 867.. 4to (256 x 208 mm), uncut in 19th century half cloth over marbled boards with gilt spine lettering, pp [1-3] 4-44. Fine and clean throughout

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        Porträtt av skulptören Bengt Erland Fogelberg (1786-1854).

      Olja på duk. Signerad: "Sandberg". Skrivet a tergo på en etikett: "B. E. Fogelberg sign. Sandberg". 27,5 × 22,5 cm. Förgylld originalram. Proveniens: Troligen i konstnärens ägo till åtminstone 1831. | C. F. Lindberg, Stockholm 1898. Arkiv: Svenska porträttarkivet, Nationalmuseum, 1937:1909. Utställd: Stockholm, Konstakademien 1822 (troligen).. Konsthistorien rymmer många ungdomliga opponentrörelser. En sådan ägde rum på 1810-talet då Johan Gustaf Sandberg, Bengt Erland Fogelberg och Johan von Breda gjorde uppror mot de gammalmodiga undervisningsmetoderna på Konstakademien genom att 1814 bilda Sällskapet för konststudium och anordna en fri modellskola. I detta betydelsefulla vänporträtt möts två av rörelsens huvudpersoner, skulptören Fogelberg porträtterad av målaren Sandberg. Det är ett intensivt ungdomsporträtt av Fogelberg som utfördes innan han 1820 lämnade Sverige för att efter ett år i Paris bosätta sig i Italien. Vid denna tid bodde vännerna i samma hus på Norrmalm, f.ö. samma byggnad där Per Henrik Lings undervisningsanstalt för gymnastik och fäktningskonst var belägen (Jens Lorenz Beeken, Dagbog, paa en Reise i Sverrig [1818], Kjøbenhavn 1820, s. 79). I Statens porträttsamling på Gripsholm finns en mindre replik av porträttet, daterad 1831 (23 × 18 cm. Gripsholm nr 1975. Mauritz Beijerstein, Johan Gustaf Sandberg 1782-1854 (1928), kat. nr 111). Den torde ha varit förlaga till Sandbergs porträtt av Fogelberg i planschverket Galleri af utmärkta svenska lärde, vitterhetsidkare och konstnärer från Gustaf I:s tid till närvarande tid (Stockholm [1835]-42). (Porträttlitografin av Fogelberg, nr 94, är daterad 1840 och uppges i texten felaktigt vara utförd efter ett original av Södermark. Misstaget beror antagligen på att just Södermarks porträtt följer som nr 95.) Sandberg diskuterar projektet och nämner föreliggande porträtt i ett brev till Fogelberg redan 1827: "Jag håller nu på att måla mina samtida skickligaste artister, musici och lärda i samma format som det portrait [av dig] jag målade innan du reste. Forsell har i tanke att gravera dem". (Citerat efter Beijerstein s. 103.)De tre upprorsmännen framträder även i ett välkänt grupporträtt av Sandberg från 1815, hans finaste arbete i genren. Tavlan utstrålar "förtätad stämning av Sturm und Drang" (Sven Erik Noreen i Svenskt konstnärslexikon, 5 (1967), s. 34) och föreställer de sammansvurna inbegripna i ett allvarligt samtal, förenade likt grekiska krigare emot etablissemangets tyranni.Fogelberg hör till Göteborgs stora söner; han föddes i staden och efter sin bortgång i Trieste åtefördes hans stoft till Göteborg, där han 1862 begravdes på Östra kyrkogården

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        On a Peculiar Class of Acoustical Figures; and on certain Forms assumed by groups of particles upon vibrating elastic Surfaces,

      PHOTOGRAPHS SENT ON REQUEST. First Edition, extract from: Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society, pp.299-340, Vol. 121. Quarto, numerous textual illustrations, very good copy, half calf gilt in period style, London: Richard Taylor, Royal Society, 1831. "In the spring of 1831 Faraday began to work with Charles (later Sir Charles) Wheatstone on the theory of sound, another vibrational phenomenon. He was particularly fascinated by the patterns (known as Chladni figures) formed in light powder spread on iron plates when these plates were thrown into vibration by a violin bow. Here was demonstrated the ability of a dynamic cause to create a static effect, something he was convinced happened in a current-carrying wire. He was even more impressed by the fact that such patterns could be induced in one plate by bowing another nearby. Such acoustic induction is apparently what lay behind his most famous experiment" (Britannica).

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        La Peau de Chagrin, roman philosophique. 2 Tomes.

      Paris, Charles Gosselin, Urbain Canel, 1831. 8vo. Bound in one cont. hcloth w. gilt title to back. Re-backed w. dark cloth resembling the old, preserving almost all of the old back. Extremities a bit worn. Some brownspotting. On good paper, lacking half-titles but w. both leaves of errata and both frontispieces after Johannot, engr. by Porret, printed on fine China paper. All the errata from the errata-leaves have been hand-corrected in ink in a contemporary hand, which has also neatly written "Corrigé" after both lists of errata.. The very rare first edition of one of Balzac's main works, -one of his greatest novels and the one to establish his name as "M. de Balzac", which he used for all later publications. The novel quickly became highly popular, and was published in seven editions in Balzac's life-time. The second edition of the work appeared under the title "Romans et Contes philosophiques" merely a month and a half after the first edition; "Seconde édition, LA PEAU DE CHAGRIN étant considérée comme la premiere édition des "ROMANS ET CONTES PHILOSOPHIQUES." (Carteret I:62). The first edition appeared in August 1831, and the second in September 1831. The novel was thus a great success, and by June the following year (1832) three editions and 4500 copies of the book had been sold. The novel marks the actual literary debut of Balzac, and with this work he began the series that would come to occupy a separate and distinctive role in his "Comédie humaine", the "Études philosophiques". "La "Peau de chagrin" n'est pas vraiment en roman, mais un conte à demi-philosophique, à demi-fantastique, qui rapelle quelque peu la manière d'Hoffmann, lequel exerca les "Études philosophiques" une très grande influence" (Laffont-Bompiani, III:689). Balzac is one of the most celebrated French romantic and post-romantic writers, and this is one of his earliest and most famous works. Balzac is generally accepted as one of the main founders of realism in literature, and numerous great writers like Flaubert, Zola, Marcel Proust etc. have been influenced by his writings. "Tout ses livres, ne font qu'un livre; livre rivant, lumineux, profond, où l'on voit aller, et venir, et marcher, et se muvoir, avec je ne sais quoi d'effaré et de terrible, mêlé au réel, toute notre civilisation contemporaine[...] Balzac saisit corps à corps la société moderne. [...]" (Hugo about Balzac, see N.B.G. 4:330). With the ownership signature of the famous Danish poet, Niels Møller (1859-1941), dated "Marts 1891", who is primarily known for having translated several classical Greek works, among these Aristotle's Politics and Nicomachean Ethics, into Danish. He also translated Shakespeare and Browning. Carteret I:60

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        Flora cryptogamica Germaniae. Pars prior, continens filices, lichenastra, muscos et lichenes. + Pars posterior, continens algas et fungos.

      Norimbergiae, Schrag, 1831-33. Two volumes, XXVI + (1) + 1 blank + 654 p.; LVI + (1) + 1 blank + 923 + (3) + [873]-874e p. Modern half cloth, the two volumes are not uniform, the first has brown cloth, the second green cloth. 17,5 X 11,5 cm resp. 16 X 10 cm. P. 407-408 in the second volume are printed twice in two different versions

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