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        Guide for Emigrants, Containing Sketches of Illinois, Missouri, and the Adjacent Parts

      Boston: Lincoln & Edmonds, 1831. First edition. Hardcover. Very good. 12mo. 336pp. Folding map of Ohio, Indiana, Illinois, Missouri, Missouri Territory, Kentucky and Tennessee. Bound to style in half calf, marbled paper boards and endpapers, top edge gilt. Spine is in five compartments with raised bands, tooled in blind, with leather lettering labels, gilt. The map has been mounted on archival tissue to mend a separation at the folds (no loss) and is now in very good condition with the original hand-coloring intact, and only a tiny chip on one side affecting the border. . A very good copy. Important early guide for emigrants, with appendices on the Atlantic and Michigan Railway and a list of the Indian population of the U.S.. Howes P-171; Graf 3234.

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        Three Puzzle Plates: Purcell's Lithographic Drawing Book, "China" & "Crockery"; Figures of Fun, "The Fruiterer

      London: Charles Tilt, 1831-1833. Fine. Three lithographic puzzle-plates, hand-colored with added gum Arabic. "China", 7 by 8½ inches, depicts a man smoking a pipe, with a body of china plates, containers, dishes, bowls, cups, saucers, vases and his hand a teapot. "Crockery", also 7 by 8½ inches, shows a woman made up from jugs, ewers, plates, teapot and sauce boats. Both "China" and "Crockery" are from Purcell's Lithographic Drawing Book, London, 1831. "The Fruiterer" is slightly larger at 7½ by 8½ inches and shows a lady with a dress of grapes, cantaloupe (?), lemon slice, plums, arms of melon, headdress of cherries and strawberries. The illustration is from Figures of Fun, London, 1833. All prints were sometime mounted on card and are now matted in 11 by 13 inch mats. Light age toning else in fine condition. Scarce; the books from which these are taken are rare. Only a handful of copies of "Figures of Fun" have been located, nearly all of them incomplete. See Gumulchain, 2527, describing this book for children as "so rare, that this is the only complete copy ... that has come to our notice. The work is inspired by 17th century French engravings done in the same spirit." No copies of "Purcell's Lithographic Drawing Book" have been located; the publication information is taken from Tilt's advertisement in "Landscape Illustrations of the Waverly Novels", London, 1831. The three prints are housed in a custom clamshell case.

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

      George M. Bourne 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's), Broadway [with] Steam Boat Wharf, Battery Place; Plate 6th: St. Thomas' 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's Exchange; Plate 10th: St. Paul's Church, Broadway [with] Merchant's Exchange, Wall St.; Plate 11th: Phenix Bank, Wall St. [with] United States' 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'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's Church, Hudson St. [with] The Reservoir, Bowery; Plate 18th: St. Patrick's Cathedral, Mott St. [with] St. Peter's Church, Barclay St. With the Parke-Bernet Galleries auction catalog titled '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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        Allgemeine Cholera-Zeitung. 120 numbered issues (All published)

      Baumgartner Leizpig: Baumgartner, 1831. Complete Run of a Weekly Cholera NewspaperRadius, Justus (1797-1884), ed. Allgemeine Cholera-Zeitung. Mittheilungen des Neuesten und Wissensw¸rdigsten uber die Asiatische Cholera. Erster [-funfter] Band (all published). 4to. 5 vols. in 1, variously paginated. Leipzig: Baumgartners Buchhandlung, 1831-32. 248 x 207 mm. Marbled boards c. 1832, a little worn, small splits in hinges. Minor foxing & browning, but very good. First Edition of the entire run of Radius's weekly cholera newspaper, published during the second cholera pandemic of the 19th century, which began in India in 1826 and by 1831-32 had extended via trade routes to Europe, Great Britain and America. "Cholera was the classic epidemic disease of the nineteenth century, as plague had been for the fourteenth" (quoted in Spink, Infectious Diseases, p. 162); it has been described as "the sanitarian's best friend" (Spink, p. 164), since fear of cholera did more to stimulate the growth of public health and sanitary reform during the 19th century than any other communicable disease. Radius's newspaper includes descriptions of cholera outbreaks in different European cities and in America, lists of books and articles on cholera, articles on the medical and public health aspects of the disease, etc. Scarce-NUC NA 0189361 and OCLC cite runs of the Allgemeine Cholera-Zeitung in only four North American libraries (Harvard, U. Mich., NLM and Coll. Phys. Phila.) Kirchner, Die Zeitschriften des deutschen Sprachgebietes, 9769.

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        The Class Reptilia

      London, Whittaker, 1831. First English edition. Illustrated with 55 engraved plates many of which are hand colored (complete). Quarto, 10 inches tall. Bound in original half green leather and marbled paper boards with the title stamped in gilt on the spine. Wear at corners and extremities, rear board separated and front exterior hinge starting. One plate is loose, otherwise text block is tight and clean with only occasional foxing; an excellent candidate ro rebinding. Volume 9 of Cuvier's ANIMAL KINGDOM. Hard Cover

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        I PROMESSI SPOSI. Storia milanese del sec. XVII scoperta e rifatta.

      Formigli 1831 In-24 gr. (mm. 141x90), 3 voll., mz. pelle coeva, fregi e tit. oro al dorso, pp. 307; 299; 322; in fine Catalogo dell?editore. Cfr. Giujusa,35: ?questa edizione oggi è ritenuta rarissima? - Parenti,66. Esemplare ben conservato.

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        Map of the County Extending Ten Miles Round Leeds, including Wakefield, Bradford, Dewsbury, Otley, Harewood, Aberford & Castleford;

      Leeds, John Baines & Company, 1831. Very large folding hand coloured engraved map in 32 sections mounted on linen, [approximately 180 by 115cms], [4' square], with inset view of Kirkstall Abbey. Very fine and clean in original full calf slipcase with modern spine. A remarkably detailed map showing just how small Leeds was at the time and with details of railways and canals with proposed new lines and even proposed new canals.

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

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

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        Analytisch-geometrische Entwicklungen. (2 Bde. in 1 Bd.).

      4°, VIII, 270, 1 Bl., 8 Kupfertaf. m. 148 geometr. Abb.; X, 293 S., 1 Bl., 2 Kupfertaf. m. 39 geometr. Abb., Priv.-Hldr. d. Zt. m. gold. Rückenpräg., Kapitale u. Ecken etw. berieben, kl. Stempel u. Name a. Vs., tlw. stockfl. (Titelei des 1. Bandes grossflächig), die Taf. am Seitensteg knapp beschnitten u. tlw. m. Bild- bzw. Buchstabenverlusten. Jeweils in Erstausgabe. J. Plücker (1801 - 1868), Professor in Bonn, Halle, später wieder Bonn, Begründer der Liniengeometrie, als Physiker Wegbereiter der modernen Vakuumtechnik.

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        Anleitung zur Grubenmauerung.

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

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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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        Baltimore from Federal Hill

      New York, 1831. WILLIAM BENNETT'S MAGISTERIAL VIEW OF BALTIMORE Aquatint engraving with original hand color: plate size 161/2" x 241/4" . Book.

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        Reise durch Ober-Italien, mit vorzüglicher Rücksicht

      auf den gegenwärtigen Zustand der Landwirthschaft, die Grösse der Bevölkerung, Bodenfläche, Besteuerung und den Kauf- und Pachwerth der Gründe. 2 vols. Wien: Doll 1831-32. With 5 copperengraved figures on 4 folded plates. XVI + 336; 300 pp. Bound in one nice conpt. halfleatherbinding with coloured labels and golddec. on spine.. 1st edition. Burger was born in Wolfberg, studied in Klagenfurt, Vienna and Freiburg and later lived as general practitioner in Wolfberg. He was very interested in agriculture and farming and his main work was this book in detail describing all aspects of the farms visited on this journey, economically as well as practically

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        Billed-Alphabet med hosføiede Benævnelser paa de afbildede Gjenstande i sex Sprog til Nytte og Morskab for lærvillige Børn.

      2. oplag. Med 24 illuminerede kobbere hver med et antal fine små illustrationer. Kiøbenhavn, C. Steens Forlag, 1831. Samtidigt halvlæderbind med lidt slid ved kapitælerne og ganske let stødte hjørner. En anelse løs i ryggen. 24 sider med forklarende tekst på seks sprog på begge sider + 24 blade med håndkolorerede, kobberstukne tavler.. Hver side er helliget et bogstav og gengiver ordet på dansk med en tilhørende illustration på tavlen overfor tekstsiden. Udover på dansk er ordene oversat til tysk, fransk, engelsk, svensk og latin.1. oplag udkom 1827.Et yderst rent eksemplar

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        "Communication Extraordinary!!" [Caption title]

      Philadelphia 1831 [Philadelphia, 1831]. 4to (28.4 x 23 cm). Broadside. Small perforation at central fold, with loss of a few letters; two ink spots in first paragraphs not affecting legibility . Very rare broadside concerning an encroachment dispute between Stephen Kingston of Philadelphia, and the Holy Trinity Catholic Church - established by German Catholics - over their adjoining properties. Kingston, an Irish American merchant and ship owner, expresses his outrage over the Church's intention of pulling down an adjacent wall, and proclaims that "evil is returned for good, injury for kindness ... if the Germans expect to extort more money from me because I'm an Irishman, they are mistaken ..." Among his services to the Catholic Church, Kingston mentions his help in quelling the anti-Catholic Gordon riots of 1780; his personal contributions in 1788 to the buildings of Philadelphia's Holy Trinity Catholic Church; "in 1793 I relieved 68 of the French fugitives of St. Domingo aat Bermuda, all Catholics ...", etc

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        TRATTATO DELLE MALATTIE DELL'UTERO. Versione dal tedesco di Domenico Gola.

      Molina In-8 p. (mm. 225x135), mz. pelle mod. con ang., dorso a cordoni con filetti e tit. oro, pp. (10),228, ben illustrato da 12 tavv. f.t., inc. in rame al tratto e più volte ripieg., tutte descritte. "Edizione originale" della traduzione italiana. Cfr. CLIO,VI, p. 4856. Lievi ingialliture o fiorit. ma complessivam. buon esemplare. "Charles Wenzel (1770-1827) occupa quelque temps la chaire d?anatomie et de chirurgie à l?université de Koenigsberg et, depuis 1812, il fut professeur à l?école spéciale médico-chirurgicale de Francfort sur-le-Main". Così Biographie Médicale,III, p. 858.

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        Chronicles of Border Warfare, or, A History of the Settlement by the Whites of North-western Virginia: and of the Indian Wars and Massacres, in that section of the Stateâ?¦

      Joseph Israel 12mo, period full tree sheep, morocco spine label, edges stained yellow, 319 pp. plus one ad leaf. Spine dull with minor rubbing, some shelf wear, a bit of cracking to spine and joints, old ink number (125) to front free endpaper bleeding through to following leaves and faintly to title, one front free endpaper loose, bookplate, a little bit of foxing or staining to a few pages, and light mottled patch to pp. 17-18. However, internally is generally bright and clean; and near fine overall. This is a first edition of one of the classic book concerning the hostel settlement of the Ohio country. According to Field, â??the author took much pains to be authentic, and his chronicles are considered by Western antiquarians, to form the best collection of frontier life and Indian warfare, that has been printed.â? This copy is without the four page table of contents, which is typical for this work, but does include the advertising leaf. Field also indicates that because this book was issued in a remote corner of Northwestern Virginia, and designed for local consumption, most copies were read â??until scarcely legible.â?

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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

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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

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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 halvfranskaband, ryggar med blind- och gulddekor. Ej helt uniforma, men mycket liknande. 19 x 11 cm.. Bring 498,507

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        NUOVO ATLANTE ISTORICO VOL. I- II- III, Firenze, Tipografia all'ìinsegna di Dante, 1831

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

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      Tip. all'Insegna di Dante In-8 oblungo (mm. 220x285), 4 voll. (1 di tavv.), mz. pelle coeva (picc. restauri al dorso), tit. oro su due tasselli al dorso, pp. (4),IV,367,15 (di indice); (2),384,19; 481,18. Il 4° vol. - di tavole - ne contiene 146 (numer. 130 + i bis e i ter): sono inc. in rame e all'acquatinta, numerose più volte ripieg., e raffigurano vedute, costumi e carte geografiche. Compendio di storia universale arricchito della parte geografica e iconografica. Terza edizione, la più ampia e con il maggior numero di tavv. Raro a trovarsi completo di tutte le illustrazioni. Lievi fiorit. interc. nel t., piccoli restauri ad alc. tavv. per strappi o manc., ma complessivam. un buon esemplare.

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        Atelier vom Maler A. Anker Ins. Eigenhändige, gelaufene Postkarte mit Unterschrift von Albert Anker. Bern, 31.XII. 1906..

      9 x 14 cm, Ecken leicht bestossen, ansonsten gutes Exemplar. «Sehr geehrter Herr, genehmigen Sie & Frau Vogelsang unsere besten Wünsche für das neue Jahr. Mögen Sie & die Ihrigen alle(s) in bester Gesundheit zubringen - Auch Grüsse von meiner Frau. Ihr ergebener Alb. Anker.». Albert Samuel Anker (1831-1910), Schweizer Maler, Grafiker und Genremaler des schweizerischen Volkslebens. Studium an verschiedenen Orten untern anderem in Paris. Lebte seit 1890 in Ins im Hause seines Vaters.

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      S. Steens Forlag, 1831. 2. oplag. 24 sider + 24 håndkolorerede kobbertryk. Indb. i samtidigt halvlæderbind med gulddek. ryg. Marmorerede permer. Lidt kantslid, dog et utrolig pænt og velholdt eks.. "Picture-alphabet". Copenhagen, 1831, 2nd.print. 24 pp. + 24 handcoloured prints. Translations in 6 languages. Very fine and sound copy though minor wear along edges. (Porto kr. 40,- på brevforsendelser i Danmark)

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        Nuovissima guida dei viaggiatori in italia... per cura di v. l. milano, presso epimaco e pasquale artaria, 1831.

      Cm. 19,5, pp. cxxv (1) 489 (3) Bell'antiporta con le vedute di Milano e Roma, frontespizio inciso, 2 tabelle ripiegate e 21 tavole fuori testo tra cui la bella carta d'Italia più volte ripiegata. Leg. orig. in cart. Rigido con titoli e decorazioni a stampa. Esemplare fresco ed in ottimo stato di conservazione. Bell'edizione in lingua italiana di questa celebre guida munita di un'abbondante iconografia composta da piante di città e carte geografiche ed itinerarie (la maggior parte delle quali ripiegate).

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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

      Richardson Lord & Holbrook Hartford: H. & F. J. Huntington 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'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's Lamb" is not the tune familiar to us today, Sarah Josepha Hale'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'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's. See an Image.

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        [preses]. Exercitationes hymenopterologicæ quas, ad illustrandeam faunam svecicam.

      A.a. I-VI. Lund, typis Berlingianis, 1831-33. 8:o. (4),12 + (4),13-32 + (4),33-48 + (2),49-60 + (2),61-72 + (2),73-79 s. Vitt halvklotbd med grön titeletikett och marmorerade pärmsidor (A. O. Andersson AB, Lund). Inlagan genomgående lagerfläckig och en del blad ouppskurna utom sista delen som är tryckt på skrivpapper. En grav. etikett i nedre marginalen på titelbladet till del IV, "A:dre Lefebvre".. Marklin Catalogus disputationum 2-7. Respondenter var S. E. Kernell, S. Hammargren, C. A. Hesselman, N. P. Ringstrand, H. J. Friberg och P. Blomberg. Detta är Dahlboms första publikation om steklar, vilket kom att bli hans viktigaste forskningsområde inom entomologin. Alexandre Louis Lefèbvre de Cérisy (1798-1867) var en framstående fransk entomolog

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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, 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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      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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        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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      [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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      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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