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

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which was vindictively attacked by Macaulay in the Edinburgh Review, but which remained the best edition until superseded by the work of George Birkbeck Hill -DNB.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

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        Opinions, on Various Subjects, Dedicated to the Industrious Producers

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

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        A Century of Birds from The Himalaya Mountains

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

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

      New York:: George M. Bourne,. 1831.. First printing. Very good condition. A set of the first extensive series of New York street views to be published , issued by the engraver George M. Bourne,and based on originals by Charles Burton , James Smillie and William Guy Wall. This first issue of the Bourne plates can be distinguished by Bournes imprint and copyright notice, which are removed from later issues of plates published by Disturnell. A total of thirty five engravings of New York views printed on 18 numbered (except for Pl. 16, which is numbered by hand) of 19 Plate 19 is aparently missing . OCLC 40707736 records 3 copies only but with 19 plates .small 8vo pages. With many views engraved by James Smillie, known for his exquisite "bank note" engraving. The views are titled as follows: Plate 1st: City Hotel [with] Grace & Trinity Churches; Plate 2d: Bowling Green [with] Landing Place, Foot of Courtlandt St.; Plate 3d: Masonic Hall, Broadway [with] Landing Place, Foot of Barclay St.; Plate 4th: Park Place [with] American Hotel, Broadway; Plate 5th: Mansion House, (Bunker'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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        Pyrus Malus Brentfordiensis: or a Concise Description of Selected Apples.

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

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        Pyrus Malus Brentfordiensis or, A Concise Description of Selected Apples.

      Longman, Rees, Orme, Brown, and Green,, London 1831 - With a figure of each sort drawn from nature on stone by his (the author¿s) daughter, folio, [xii] 91pp., 34 black and white plates, half calf, later reback with green lightly patterned cloth boards and black morocco spine with five raised bands and gilt lettering, very slight wear to bottom edges, neat repair to edge of p.17 otherwise pages clean and text bright, beautifully illustrated and handsomely bound copy of this decorative and informative work by the noted nurseryman from Brentford, describing little-known apples with intriguing names such as `Kentish Broading,` `Noblesse de Gand` and `Hoary Morning,` each with its own illustration. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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

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

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

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        Lehrbuch der Chemie

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

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        Nouvelle théorie de l'action capillaire

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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        Mademoiselle Taglioni from a drawing by A.E. Chalon

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

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

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

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

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

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

      Colburn and Bentley, London, 1831., 1831. FIRST ILLUSTRATED EDITION. Small 8vo., with engraved frontispiece and title page vignette by T. Von Holst; pp.(xii), 202. Bound together with Charles Brockden Brown's 'Edgar Huntly; or, The Sleep Walker' in contemporary half green calf, extra gilt. Housed in a recent cloth slipcase. Engraved frontispiece, browned, with offset to title page as usual; internally clean and bright. Neat, older repair to joint. First illustrated edition, also the first single volume edition and the first with the author's new introduction to the novel. Third edition overall. A scarce book. Listed in Jones & Newman; 100 Best Horror Novels, also 'The Novel 100' (Burt, 2004). Bleiler; The Guide to Supernatural Fiction, also Bleiler; Checklist of Fantastic Literature.

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

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

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        Landscape study of rocks, shrubs and trees

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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        Oeuvres complètes de Buffon, augmentées par M.F. Cuvier, ... de deux volumes supplémentaires offrant la description des mammifères et des oiseaux les plus remarquables découverts jusqu'à ce jour. 28 Volumes

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

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        Landscape Illustrations of the Waverley Novels

      31 - London - Charles Tilt, 1831 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. A scarce collection of beautifully engraved plates, depicting landscape scenes within the famousWaverley novels. With twenty separately bound collections, numbered from Part I through to Part XX, originally published from June 1830, with one part released on the first of every month. Each part holds four beautifully engraved plates. Collated complete. Engraved by brothers William and Edward Finden. From Drawings by W. Westall, Dewint, Brockedon, Austin, Barret, G. Cattermole, J. Constable, W. Daniell, P. De Wint, C. Fielding, H. Gastineau, J. D. Harding, A. Nasmyth, S. Prout, Purser, R. R. Reingle, Robinson, D. Roberts, T. Sthard, W. Westall. In announcing the above-mentioned artists as those who have undertaken to furnish drawings, the proprietors feel they are giving the best pledge of their earnest wish to produce a publication worthy of illustrating an author whose works have afforded such universal delight, and contributed so greatly to the literary renown of his country. Those views will be selected which, possessing in themselves great picturesque beauty, have been dwelt upon the admiration by the writer himself. Fidelity of representation will be adhered to, and no historical allusion permitted to interfere with the reality of the scene. Parts XII, XVII and XIX, feature the original publishers' catalogues. With Volume one ofDescription of the Plates contained in the Landscape Illustrations of the Waverley Novels bound separately. Both William and Edward Finden were English line engravers, they worked in conjunction with each other, and there popularity was large. Edward Finden executed some separate works, among early ones being a set of etchings for Richard Duppa's Miscellaneous Opinions and Observations on the Continent and Illustrations of the Vaudois in a Series of Views. He was also a large contributor of illustrations to the annuals, books of beauty, poetry, and other sentimental works then in vogue. Complete in twenty volumes, with the additional volume one of the description of plates. Condition: All volumes are in their original publishers' paper wraps. Externally, all volumes are affected by light chipping, and slight loss to the spines. Some light marks to the front and rear panels. Three volumes have strained hinges. Internally, all volumes are firmly bound, and bright. Some instances of light spotting throughout the set. Overall: VERY GOOD.

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        The Narrative of a Voyage to the Swan River

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

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        Catalogue de la Bibliothèque de son Exc. M. le Comte D. Boutourlin

      Engraved arms on title. [482] pp. 8vo, orig. printed boards (boards a bit soiled, extremities a little worn), uncut. Florence: [Privately Printed], 1831. Limited to 200 copies only, privately printed, on strong and large "papier vélin." Buturlin (1763-1829), Russian soldier, military historian, politician, librarian of the Imperial Russian Library, and one of the most outstanding book collectors of 19th century Russia, had formed earlier an important library but it was unfortunately destroyed during the burning of Moscow in 1812. The present catalogue describes Buturlin's very large second collection, formed during his retirement in Florence, which Brunet describes as being superior to the first. It contained 244 important early MSS., 964 15th-century books (many of which were unrecorded), very complete Aldine and Bodoni collections, and other outstanding later items. 7929 items in all are described. Edited by E.L.J.E. Audin. This is the first time I have had this catalogue with the original printed boards; it normally appears in printed wrappers or entirely rebound. Very good copy in original state. Occasional foxing. From the library of Jean Viardot. ❧ Brunet, I, 1642-43. Gustave Brunet, Dictionnaire de Bibliologie Catholique, col. 422-He "réunit un grand nombre d'ouvrages bien choisis." .

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        [Computers] Table of the Logarithms of the Natural Numbers From 1 To 108000

      London: Printed for B Fellowes, Ludgate Street. 1831., 1831. Second Edition, being the First Corrected Edition; the earlier printing featured nine errors which, given the content, were crucial. Tall octavo pp. xx, 202, [1 imprint]. A very attractive copy in a most elaborate full binding (for a table of logarithms) of straight-grain green morocco with heavy silk endpapers, all edges gilt with inner gilt dentelles; possibly a presentation binding (although unsigned) -both boards are intricately tooled with a geometric design of gilt rings. Later bookplate of historian Wilhem Voss of Hamburg-Altona to pastedown, some faint dampstaining to margin of first and final leaves, some sunning to covers. Very good indeed. Babbage is known for his advocacy of the "difference engine" an early calulating device and precursor of the modern computer.

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        Sämmtliche Werke. Hrsg. von Johann Georg Müller. 40 Theilen in 14 Bände.

      J.G. Cotta 1831-1835, Stuttgart - Tübingen, - Titre au dos doré.

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        16 lettres manuscrites.

      16 lettres autographes manuscrites, souvent très longues d'Albert de Rochas concernant ses recherches sur l'hypnose. Certaines des lettres sont sur son papier à en-tête de l'école Polytechnique ou du 5° Corps d'Armée Génie, direction d'Orléans. Toutes les lettres s'échelonnent entre 1894 et 1912. Eugène Auguste Albert de Rochas d'Aiglun, né à Saint Firmin-en-Valgaudemar (Hautes-Alpes) le 20 mai 1837 et mort à Grenoble le 2 septembre 1914, est un militaire et administrateur français, auteur d'études historiques et scientifiques ainsi que d'ouvrages sur les phénomènes paranormaux. Fils de Marie Joseph Eugène de Rochas d'Aiglun, juge au tribunal de Briançon, et de Félicité Camille Jayet, il est issu d'une famille notable de Gap, qui a donné des hommes de loi et un maire. Après des études au lycée de Grenoble, il entre à l'École polytechnique en 1857 et en sort officier du génie. Il prend sa retraite comme lieutenant-colonel en 1888. Il est nommé administrateur de l'École polytechnique et fait partie, en qualité de secrétaire, du comité de rédaction du Livre du centenaire. Il se retire à Grenoble où il meurt en 1914. Il possédait une résidence à l'Agnelas, près de Voiron. Il a laissé de nombreux ouvrages d'érudition sur l'histoire militaire des Alpes et les fortifications. En particulier, il a publié la correspondance de Vauban. Vers la fin de sa vie, il s'est consacré à des études sur les phénomènes para-normaux : spiritisme, magnétisme, hypnose, lévitation, réincarnation Très bon couverture souple Edition originale Signé par l'auteur

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        Phantasier og Skizzer.

      Paa Forfatterens Forlag, København 1831. Trykt på velin. (6)+134+(4) sider, inklusiv smudstitelblad. Smukt nyere halvbind af brunt gedeskind med enkel streforgyldning og rygtitel i tidstypisk fraktur-typografi (Mogens Dickow Lund med forgyldning af Hagel Olsen). Navn på det indsatte friblad. Helt rent eksemplar.. BFN 109. Indeholder en lang række digte i førstetryk. Meget usædvanlig i denne tilstand

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        The Novels of James Fenimore Cooper

      66 - London - Various Publishers 1831 - A uniformly bound collection of the novels of American author James Fenimore Cooper. Including:The Pilot: A Tale of the Sea, 1831. Liverpool: A. C. BaynesThe Prairie: A Tale, 1832. London: Henry Colburn and Richard BentleyThe Borderers; Or, The Wept of Wish-Ton-Wish, 1833. London: Richard BentleyThe Bravo: A Venetian Story, 1834. London: Richard BentleyThe Red Rover; A Tale, 1834. London: Richard BentleyThe Water Witch; Or The Skimmer of the Seas: A Tale, 1834. London: Richard BentleyThe Headsman; Or the Abbaye des Vignerons, 1836. London: Richard BentleyThe Heidenmauer (The Heathen's Wall); Or The Benedictines, 1836. London: Richard BentleyThe Deerslayer: A Tale, 1843. London: Richard BentleyThe Jack O'Lantern; (Le Feu-Follet); Or, The Privateer, 1845. London: Richard BentleyThe Two Admirals; A Tale of the Sea, 1844. London: Richard BentleyThe Last of the Mohicans, 1866. London: George Routledge and Sons. With engraved title pages tonine volumes and frontispieces toeleven volumes. James Fenimore Cooper (September 15, 1789 September 14, 1851) was a prolific and popular American writer of the early 19th century. His historical romances of frontier and Indian life in the early American days created a unique form of American literature. Before embarking on his career as a writer he served in the U. S. Navy as a Midshipman which greatly influenced many of his novels and other writings. He is best remembered as a novelist who wrote numerous sea-stories and the historical novels known as the Leatherstocking Tales. Among naval historians Cooper's works on the early U. S. Navy have been well received, but they were sometimes criticized by his contemporaries. Among his most famous works is the Romantic novel The Last of the Mohicans, often regarded as his masterpiece. Condition: In half-calf bindings with gilt detailing and marbled boards. Externally, generally smart, though with some slight rubbing and a few marks. Internally, firmly bound. Ink signatures to front free-endpaper, dated 1895. Pages are bright andquite clean, with just a few instances of spotting and foxing (heavier to plates and endpapers), and tidemarks to6 volume. Slight cockling tothe first few pages of2 volumes. Overall: VERY GOOD. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        INTRODUCTION À L'HISTOIRE UNIVERSELLE (exemplaire de Pierre Janet)

      Hachette, Paris 1831 In-8°, (210x132mm) ; 152pp. Demi-basane verte de l'époque, dos lisse, titre gravé, titre gravé. Très bel exemplaire. Quelques rares légères rousseurs. Un petit accroc dans la marge de la page de titre, minime et sans manques. Ce livre, qui pourrait être intitulé "Introduction à l'Histoire de France" [.] restera comme un des plus beaux plaidoyers qui aient été écrits en faveur de la liberté. Grand Larousse du XIXe. Très rare Edition Originale du célèbre historien. Références : Vicaire V, 816 ; Gd Larousse XIXe, t.IX-305. Précieux exemplaire ayant appartenu à Pierre Janet avec le cachet gras de sa bibliothèque sur la page de titre Très bon couverture rigide Edition originale

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        La Ville de Morbegno dans le Valteline prise du Sud-Ouest vers l'Adda et le Monte delle Disgrazie

      Veduta generale della cittadina mm 146x191

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        A Dictionary Murat,hee & English, Compiled for the Government of Bombay, by... Assisted by Lieutenants Thomas and George Candy.

      Bombay: (Printed for the Compilers), June, 1831.. First edition. 4to. (iv), xviii, (ii), 1162, (4) pp. Later 19th century tan half calf over cloth boards, spine with raised bands, gilt lettered direct to one panel, all edges speckled, ex libris the University Club of Edinburgh with their gilt crest to the upper board, their bookplate to the front pastedown and discreet blindstamp to the verso of the title page. Corners and joints expertly repaired, neat paper repairs to the versos of pp. 727-8 and 743-4, a very good copy copy overall. The uncommon first edition of Molesworth's Marathi-English dictionary. A second edition was published in Bombay 26 years later and further revised editions appeared in the late 19th and 20th centuries.

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        Enchiridio di tossicologia teorico-pratica... Atlante di figure disegnate e colorite dal naturale. -

      Napoli 1831.In-folio picc. M. pelle coeva, dorso con fregi impr. a secco e filetti dorati. Medaglione inc. in rame sul frontespizio e 39 tavv. inc. in rame che raffigurano per lo più diverse specie di piante tossiche e funghi velenosi, una con insetti ed un'altra con una vipera, tutte in acquerellatura a mano dell'epoca. Senza le 40 pp. di testo. Prima edizione. Importante opera del zoologo, botanico e medico campano, per il quale vedi Treccani e DBI.

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      Batelli 1831 (Codice libreria AN3003) Opera completa in 2 volumi in 8° (23 cm) XII-440+732(8) pp. Importante panoramica storica, illustrata con 71 tavole (su 107, 36 sono mancanti): belle incisioni su rame fuori testo, molte più volte ripiegate: ritratti, vedute, monete, costumi, scene di battaglie. Comprese anche 7 tavole finemente acquerellate e presenti le 2 grandi piante di Varsavia e di Cracovia e le 2 carte a colori della Polonia (una su tela, molto grande). Ingialliture, macchiette, piccole mancanze ai margini bianchi, qualche strappetto e rustico restauro alle tavole più grandi, senza mancanze. Errori di numerazione alla fine del secondo volume, ma testo completo. Legature coeve in mezza pelle verde con lievi abrasioni, titoli oro, piatti marmorizzati e tagli colorati, buono stato. Euro 670

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        Charles VII chez ses grands vassaux. Tragédie en cinq actes, par Alex. Dumas. Représentée, pour la première fois, sur le Théâtre Royal de l'Odéon, le 20 octobre 1831. [ édition originale ]

      Vve Charles Béchet 1831 E.O., 1 vol. in-8 rel. demi-maroquin à long grain à coins rouge, couv. jaune imprimée cons., exemplaire à toutes marges, erratum contrecollé en page 6, filet doré en coins et mors, date en queue, Publication de Charles Lemesle, se vend chez Vve Charles Béchet, Werdet, etc., Paris, 1831, 120 pp. Rare exemplaire de l'édition originale, en bonne condition (rel. lég. frottée, notamment en coiffe sup., bonne fraîcheur intérieure), bien complet de l'erratum signalé par Vicaire. Carteret, I, 226 ; Vicaire, III, 339 ; cette édition manque à Escoffier. Français

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        Raccolta dei diversi trattati sulle ipoteche, l'anticresi ed il pegno,resi conformi al codice civile a quello di procedura ed alle nuove leggi aggiuntovi un'appendice sul nuovo sistema ipotecario

      Dai torchi di Raffaello Di Napoli 1831 La racolta di tuttele leggi emanate dopo il 1790, e le decisioni le piu rimarcabili riguardanti questa parte di legislazione dal Sig. Hutteau - Terza Edizione - in 8° - pp.157 + 232 + 186 + 184 - Mezza pelle con titolo e fregi in oro al dorso - 4 vol. in un tomo - Splendida conservazione

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        Varenna am Comer See von der Nordseite. Vue de Varenna du cotè du nord.

      Acquatinta di Franz Hegi, 144x195. Tratta da "Voyage pittoresque?". Il lago di Como nelle antiche stampe, 474. Ottimo esemplare.

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        I promessi sposi tre volumi Storia milanese del XVI secolo

      Giuseppe Formigli 1831 Rara edizione. Parenti, 66:" Nel volume III le pagine da 319 a 322 sono occupate dal catalogo dei libri vendibili dall'editore Giuseppe Formigli...sempre nel frontespizio del terzo volume il frontespizio ha la prima S di Promessi rovesciata". In sedicesimo

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

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

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        Factum pour Marie Catherine Cadiere contre le Pere Jean Baptiste Girard, jesuite. Où ce religieux est accusé de l'avoir portée par un abominable quiétisme, aux plus criminels excés de l'impudicité et d'avoir sous la voile de la plus haute spiritualit, jettè dans les memes excés six autres dévotes, qui, comme elle, s'étoient mises sous sa direction LEG. CON Memoire instructif pour le Pere Jean Baptiste Girard, jesuite, recteur du College Royal...

      Chez H. Scheurleer 1831 In 16, pp. (4) + 164; 284; 4 (ripiegate). Ex libris del bibliofilo Moriz Grolig di Vienna e sue annotazioni mmss. alla sguardia. P. pl. coeva con piccole mancanze alla cuffia e danni alle cerniere. Riedizione contemporanea agli originali pubblicati ad Aix (J. David) e a Parigi (Gissey & Bordelet) delle memorie di questo celebre processo mistico-erotico-gesuitico che fu spunto per il romanzo pornografico Thérèse philosophe, attribuito a J. B. de Boyer Marquis d?Argens. I fatti sono anche ampiamente narrati da J. Michelet in La Sorciere. J. B. Girard, gesuita, rettore del Seminario Reale della Marina di Tolone, divenuto confessore della diciannovenne Catherine Cadiere, giovane malaticcia e dedita ad incessanti pratiche religiose, iniziò a circuirla, facendola cadere in uno stato di prostrazione tra visioni, crisi mistiche, stimmate, punizioni e violenze sessuali. La giovane, rimasta incinta, venne fatta abortire. In seguito fu messa da Girard in un convento retto da una badessa compiacente, ma anche lì la Cadiere continuava a manifestare uno stato di esaltazione mistica a cui la situazione l?aveva condotta. Girard, nonostante gli appoggi gesuitici e la capacità di affabulazione sulla giovane, iniziò a temere il crollo del suo castello di menzogne (peraltro egli aveva creato un vero harem di donne a lui devote e succubi in un vortice di gravidanze e aborti), crollo che arrivò nel momento in cui il Vescovo di Tolone riuscì a sottrarla al convento e lì, raccogliendo le sue ingenue confessioni, si convinse che la ragazza era stata stregata e lo stregone fosse Girard. La protezione del vescovo durò poco, i gesuiti lo minacciarono nel caso Girard fosse finito sotto processo, e lui cedette. Ma ormai troppo grossa era diventata la questione, si avviò un processo dove, prima, la poveretta venne obbligata a ritrattare le accuse a Girard, poi si arrivò a minacciarla del rogo ma, infine, il popolo indignato si sollevò e obbligò il senato a una soluzione di compromesso. Girard assolto dall'accusa di stregoneria e la Cadiere salva ma trattata da calunniatrice. La storia di questa ragazza di ventun anni si chiude con la sua scomparsa: ripresa dalla famiglia, ma forse internata in qualche convento, in nome delle lotte che opposero in Francia nel XVIII secolo Giansenisti e Gesuiti. ITA

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      In 4to (34x24,5) legatura in mezza tela che conserva l'originale brossura a stampa. Pag. 2-42-4 e 9 tavole in rame a colori. -- Opera di notevole importanza veterinaria ed anche rara in quanto stampata in sole 300 copie numerate. Belle le tavole che hanno mantenuto la coloratura originale.

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        La Peau de Chagrin, roman philosophique (2 Tomes - Complet) [ Edition originale ]

      Charles Gosselin, Urbain Canel 1831 2 vol. in-8 reliure moderne plein maroquin noir sous étuis recouverts de papier marbré bordés de maroquin, dos lisse orné, tête dorée, chasses bordées ornées d'un filet doré, reliure signée de Alix, Charles Gosselin, Urbain Canel, Paris, 1831, frontispice, 393 pp. et 1 f. n. ch. (errata) ; frontispice, 374 pp. et 1 f. n. ch. (erratum) (avec les erreurs de pagination habituelles au tome II : p. 139 chiffrée 136, 2 feuillets paginés 195-196, saut de la p. 323 à la p. 326, saut sans manque des pp. 341 à 362, et p. 340 paginée 240) Magnifique exemplaire d'une parfaite fraîcheur, bien complet des 2 feuillets d'errata, des frontispices imprimés sur papier de chine - dessinés par Tony Johannot et gravés par Porret - splendidement établi par Alix dans deux très élégantes reliures. Carteret, I, 60 ("C'est à partir de cet ouvrage que M. Balzac devient M. de Balzac") ; Vicaire, I, 184 Français

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