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        The poll for knights of the shire, to represent the county of Cumberland, in the Parliament holden at Westminster on the 14th of June, 1831, taken at the Goat, near Cockermouth, on Thursday, Friday, and Saturday, the 5th, 6th, and 7th days of May; also the votes tendered and recorded, after the retirement of Lord Lowther, on Monday the 9th of May; with an account of the preliminary proceedings, and the various addresses from the hustings to the freeholders on the above days.

      Cockermouth: printed and sold by Thomas Bailey. 1831. 8vo., lxi + (1) + 66pp., scattered foxing and a little browning and soiling, mainly of lower margins, contemporary red half roan over marbled boards, spine gilt and lettered. A very good copy from the library of Humphrey Senhouse of Fitz>* with his signature at head of title. First edition and apparently rare. (Other copies found only at BL + Carlisle Pub.Lib. + Inst. of Hist. Research). Sims [Handlist of British Parliamentary Poll Books,> 1984, p.25. A good example of a pre-Reform Bill election, the candidates being Sir James Graham, William Blamire and Lord Lowther. In addition to a verbatim record of the speeches, music, parades and celebratory ceremonies, the poll itself records each freeholder's name, his residence, the location of the freehold and how his votes were cast. * The original owner of this copy of the poll book, Humphrey Senhouse of Fitz, owned one freehold at Hameshill, Dovenby, and another at Nether Hall, both in the Allerdale Ward below Derwent. His votes were given to each of the candidates.

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        NUOVE DIMOSTRAZIONI DI OSTETRICIA con ottanta incisioni in rame ed un testo ragionato adattato a facilitarne la spiegazione di... Prima versione italiana con annotazioni ed aggiunte del chirurgo Marco Foscarini maestro operatore d'ostetricia nell'I. e R. Spedale di Pisa.

      Nistri, 1831. in-4, pp. 220, bella leg. m. pelle coeva con ricchi fregi oro e tass. al d. con nervi. Con 80 belle tavv. al fine con centinaia di figure raffiguranti parti anatomiche, strumenti chirurgici, sviluppo del feto, allattamento naturale e artificiale, scene di parto etc. Prima rarissima edizione italiana. Wellcome IV, 91. Ottimo esempl. [026]

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        Théorie des ressemblances, ou essai philosophique sur les moyens de déterminer les dispositions physiques et morales des animaux, d'après les analogies de formes, de robes et de couleurs.

      - Paris, Treutel et Würtz, 1831; Fournier, 1844. Two volumes in two. Large 4to (24.0 x 31.3 cm; 26.6 x 35.1 cm). Volume I (1831): Half title, title page, 133 pp. 21 chromolithographed plates, finished by hand [1-20 numbered in the accompanying text, one not numbered]; Volume 3 (1844): xxiv, 207 pp., three hand-coloured plates. Similar, later blind quarter paper over original printed boards.l A peculiar work, being one of the first to make a deeper study of resemblances in natural history. Several observations made by Da Gama actually indicate true cases of mimicry, or true synapomorphies, but others are entirely coincidental similarities (e.g. the colours present in a bird, and in a flower). Apparently, Da Gama had a keen interest in entomology and ornithology, as most plates contain insects and, especially, birds. According to the title, the first volume has 20 plates, but actually there are 21. Inscribed by the author on the half title verso (dedication to "le Docteur Pugès"). A second volume appeared in 1836, and a fourth in 1858. These are not present in this set. Fore edges uncut. Old, ornithological library stamp on half title of volume 1, and front free endpaper recto of volume 3. Board rather rubbed, especially at the edges, and a bit soiled and worn. Some age-toning to a few plates ofwhich a few more heavy, otherwise clean. In all, good copies of this very rare work. Nissen ZBI, 1472. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Mémoires sur Ma Vie, a Mon Fils, pendant les Années 1803 et suivantes que j'ai rempli des fonctions publiques, savoir: a La Louisiane ? a La Martinique ? a La Guyane Francaise

      A Vignancour, Imprimeur-Libraire, Pau 1831 - 636, [2 errata] pp. Half-title. 1 vols. 8vo. "One of the rarest items of Americana in the nineteenth century" A very rare account of the Louisiana Purchase, privately printed for the family of Laussat (1756-1835), who served as the last French Governor of Louisiana and oversaw its transfer to the United States in 1803. Monaghan describes this as "one of the rarest items of Americana in the nineteenth century." Roughly a third of the volume is taken up with the transfer, which took place bewteen March 1803 and April 1804, the rest being about his duties in Martinique and French Guyana. Beers, French and Spanish Records of Louisiana, pp 20-24; Howes L142, "d"; Monaghan 940; OCLC 9766781; Siebert Sale 695 Original printed wrappers, mostly unopened. Some light rubbing and wear to wrappers, some minor neat restoration to same 636, [2 errata] pp. Half-title. 1 vols. 8vo

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        Proceedings of the Celebration of the 4th July, 1831, at Charleston, S.C. by the State Rights and Free Trade Party: Containing the Speeches & Toasts, Delivered on the Occasion, With a Description of The Procession, The Pavilion, &c.

      Charleston: Printed by Archibald E. Miller. 1831. First. First edition. Printed stitched self-wrappers. Untrimmed. 84pp. Name torn away at top of the title page, affecting no printing, small hole on title page, else a nice, very good or better copy. As one might assume, many speeches and toasts supporting sentiments on nullification and state rights. .

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        Frankenstein: or, The Modern Prometheus.

      London: Henry Colburn and Richard Bentley,, 1831. Revised, corrected, and illustrated with a new introduction, by the author. Octavo (157 x 98 mm). Contemporary green straight-grain morocco, titles and decoration to spine gilt in compartments, elaborate frame blocked in blind to covers within double ruled gilt frame, turn-ins and edges gilt, green coated endpapers. Engraved frontispiece and title page by Theodor von Holst. Contemporary ownership inscription to second free binder's blank. A little judicious repair to spine ends, hinges repaired, skilful paper restoration to rear free endpaper and p. v. Slight fading to rear board, minor rubbing to tips, light browning to plates, occasional marginal foxing; an excellent copy. Third and first illustrated edition. The third edition has Shelley's final definitive text and was the first truly popular edition of the novel. In it Mary Shelley incorporated most of the changes introduced by William Godwin into the 1823 second edition, as well as numerous other revisions, including an entirely new chapter, and the famous "Introduction" in which she elaborates the tale of the novel's genesis at the nocturnal storytelling session with Shelley, Byron and Polidori at the Villa Diodati. Mary lived for twenty more years, but the 1831 edition is her final text revision. The frontispiece is the first visual depiction of Frankenstein and the Creature. The novel was issued in Bentley's Standard Novels Series, with the final third of the text in the volume printing the first part of The Ghost-Seer, which is completed in the second volume and is more often than not missing.

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        Catalogue de Livres, la plupart rares, singuliers ou précieux, tels que Romans de chevalerie, anciennes Poésies françoises, Facéties, Classiques anciens et modernes en grand papier, Manuscrits, sur vélin, avec miniatures, etc., faisant partie de la Bibliothéque de M. de Nugent de Rothe, Homme de Lettres, et de celle de M. S***, dont la Vente se fera le Lundi 6 Juin 1831 et jours suivans

      - 2 p.l., 162 pp. 8vo, attractive antique half-calf & marbled boards, flat spine gilt, red morocco lettering piece on spine. Paris: J.S. Merlin, 1831. "1619 lots numéros. Collection curieuse; livres bien choisis en tout genre. Il y en a de rares."-Gustave Brunet, Dictionnaire de Bibliologie Catholique, col. 504. The remained of Nugent de Rothe's library was sold in Paris in 1835. Fine copy. Rare; WorldCat does not list a copy. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Jonathan A. Hill, Bookseller Inc.]
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        PROTESTANTS ADOLPHE MONOD PASTEUR EGLISE REFORMEE DE LYON 1831 PROTESTANTISME

      - PROTESTANTS ADOLPHE MONOD PASTEUR EGLISE REFORMEE DE LYON 1831 PROTESTANTISME

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        Pájinas de mi diario durante tres años de viajes. 1853. - 1854. - 1855. ... California. - Mejiico. - Estados-Unídos. - Canada. - Islas Britanicas. - Francia. - Italia. - Alemania. - Paises-Bajos. - Costas del Brasil. - Provincias del Plata.Santiago, Imprenta del Ferrocarril, 1856. 4to. Contemporary half green sheepskin, marbled edges.

      Palau 362484. First edition of the memoires of Benjamín Vicuña Mackenna (1831-1886), primarily during his voyages through North America and Europe. Vicuña started his voyages in California, where he visited San Francisco. His went on to Mexico, New Orleans, Ohio, New York, Boston, Washington, Canada, Liverpool, Paris (covered here in 3 chapters), London, Ireland, Scotland, Lyon, Rome, Tuscany, Lombardy, Dresden and Amsterdam. From Paris he returned to South America, where he visited Buenos Aires and other cities. His observations emphasize cultural and political aspects of the countries he visited; he elaborately discusses the cities' monuments and theatre, as well as the countries' political situations, in relation both to each other and to Chili. In very good condition, with only some minor foxing in the first few and last few pages. Binding slightly rubbed, but also very good. A Chilean view of world culture and politics, by a leading political activist, journalist and historian.

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        Illustrations and Descriptions of the Plants which Compose the Natural Order

      The Deluxe Edition on Large Paper and Highly Finished PlatesBOOTH, William Beattie. CHANDLER, Alfred, [illustrator]. Illustrations and Descriptions of the Plants which Compose the Natural Order CamellieÊ, and the Varieties of Camellia Japonica, Cultivated in the Gardens of Great Britain. London: John and Arthur Arch, Cornhill, 1831.Deluxe copy on large paper, with highly finished plates. This book "exists in three states, i.e. with uncoloured plates, coloured plates, and more highly finished coloured plates on large paper." (Sitwell). With forty beautiful hand-colored plates heightend in gum Arabic (thirty-six of which are engravings and four of which are lithographs, all by Chandler). Folio (14 7/8 x 10 3/4 inches; 378 x 273 mm). xii, [40 leaves], 41-48 pp. With tissue guard and a leaf of text for each plate. Pages 41-48 include instructions for the "Propagation and Culture."Contemporary half black morocco over brown cloth. Gilt lettering on spine. Red endpapers. Cloth a bit sunned and with some staining and rubbing. Old ink gift inscription on title-page. A few instances of residue from the tissue guards being adhered in small flecks to the gum Arabic of the occasional plate. Overall an extremely beautiful color-plate book with very vivid and bright examples of beautiful camellias."In the 'Horticultural Society's Transactions' for 1830, Mr. William Beattie Booth A.L.S., Garden Clerk to the Society, contributed a descriptive list of the Camellias then known, naming twenty-five varieties and the same writer furnished the descriptions for the admirable illustrations of Camellias by Mr Alfred Chandler issued between 1830 and 1832. This forms a valuable work in one volume containing forty accurately drawn and coloured representations of the best Camellias known..." (Journal of Horticulture and Practical Gardening, Volume 16)."In 1942 six parts of Vol. 2 part 1, containing pls. 41-44, dated '1837', were found among books belonging to a descendent of the Chandler family but seem to never have been published." (Sitwell 80).Hunt. Nissen, BBI,. Sitwell 80.HBS 66733.$35,000

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        Hermann. Zeitschrift der Lande zwischen Weser und Mass.

      Redacteur Dr. H.Bohrens, Gedruckt bei Scherz. Communalwesen, Theologie,, 1831. 1. Stück ( Schwelm) vom ersten Januar 1831 bis 28. Dezember 1831 ( 104. Stück ). 104 Ausgaben. Eingebunden. Text in Frakturschrift. Festes Papier.Guter Druck. Gr.-8°, 23,5 - 25 cm, gebundene Ausgabe, Original Pappband - Buchdeckel und Buchrücken der Zeit, vom Buchbinder fachmännisch auf Leinen gezogen und mit neuen Vorsätzen versehen. Buchschnitt rot. Keinerlei Eintragungen, Abrisse u.ä. Zustand insgesamt gut. Hat durch die Bearbeitung des Buchbinders deutlich an Qualität gewonnen. Ab 1.02.1924 \"Die Hagener Zeitung\", Diese blickt also 1924 auf ein hundertjähriges Bestehen zurück. Die Zeitung ist am 1.2.1814 unter dem Titel \"Hermann Zeitschrift von und für Westfalen\" zum ersten Male erschienen. Hier kann man wirklich von \"selten\" sprechen. BR3F4 Versand D: 5,00 EUR Politik Literatur.zeitungswesen.Wuppertal,Wupperthal, Barmen, Jurist, Dichtung, Medizin, Naturlehre, Elberfeld,Gefängnis, Rechnen, Kalender, Theologie, Religion, Cholera,

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        Pájinas de mi diario durante tres años de viajes. 1853. - 1854. - 1855. . California. - Mejiico. - Estados-Unídos. - Canada. - Islas Britanicas. - Francia. - Italia. - Alemania. - Paises-Bajos. - Costas del Brasil. - Provincias del Plata.Santiago, Imprenta del Ferrocarril, 1856. 4to. Contemporary half green sheepskin, marbled edges.

      - Palau 362484. First edition of the memoires of Benjamín Vicuña Mackenna (1831-1886), primarily during his voyages through North America and Europe. Vicuña started his voyages in California, where he visited San Francisco. His went on to Mexico, New Orleans, Ohio, New York, Boston, Washington, Canada, Liverpool, Paris (covered here in 3 chapters), London, Ireland, Scotland, Lyon, Rome, Tuscany, Lombardy, Dresden and Amsterdam. From Paris he returned to South America, where he visited Buenos Aires and other cities. His observations emphasize cultural and political aspects of the countries he visited; he elaborately discusses the cities' monuments and theatre, as well as the countries' political situations, in relation both to each other and to Chili. In very good condition, with only some minor foxing in the first few and last few pages. Binding slightly rubbed, but also very good. A Chilean view of world culture and politics, by a leading political activist, journalist and historian.

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        THE HORTICULTURAL REGISTER AND GENERAL MAGAZINE [complete in Five Volumes 1831 - 1836]

      London: Published By Baldwin and Cradock, 1831. A complete run of this important 19th century periodical, bound with all the original printed green wrappers and advert pages from the monthly parts [these wrappers include detailed contents lists and notes]. We believe this set is complete with all plates; additionally there are numerous in-text woodcut illustrations some of which are full-page. Generally in very good condition but the bindings to vols II & II were worn and have now been stabilised. Collation - Vol. I: pp. 860 + wrappers; title page with engraved vignette, two large folding plates. Vol. II: pp. iv, 572 + wrappers; title page; lithographic frontispiece (uncoloured); 8 hand-coloured plates. Vol. III pp. [6], 529 + wrappers; title page (title now "The Horticultural Register, and General Magazine, of all Useful and Interesting Discoveries connected with Natural History and Rural Subjects); hand-coloured frontispiece plate. Vol. IV: pp. 487 + wrappers/adverts; title page (title now simply "The Horticultural Register" and edited by James Main, and now published by Orr & Smith); folding frontispiece plate (toned), three further engraved plates. Vol. V: pp. [2],476 + wrappers/adverts; half-title page with errata, title page and two hand-coloured frontispiece plates. Contemporary half calf bindings with marbled boards. Vol. I good with a little general wear and rubbing, a few small repairs, but binding remains strong; internally a little water-staining to some pages in the first half, a few pages a little more marked but aesthetic only, most pages clean; Vol. II & III bindings are worn and chipped with cracks or partial cracks to the joints, however they have been professionally stabilised and remain serviceable, contents of these two volumes generally very good, a little offsetting to the plates; vols. IV & V have very good bindings and the contents clean and tight. Overall a very good complete set.. First Edition. Half Leather. Good. 8vo (14 x 22 cm).

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        THE BRITISH DOMINIONS IN NORTH AMERICA; OR A TOPOGRAPHICAL AND STATISTICAL DESCRIPTION OF THE PROVINCES OF LOWER AND UPPER CANADA, NEW BRUNSWICK, NOVA SCOTIA, THE ISLANDS OF NEWFOUNDLAND, PRINCE EDWARD, AND CAPE BRETON, INCLUDING CONSIDERATIONS ON LAND-GRANTING AND EMIGRATION; AND A TOPOGRAPHICAL DICTIONARY OF LOWER CANADA; TO WHICH ARE ANNEXED, THE STATISTICAL TABLES AND TABLES OF DISTANCES, PUBLISHED, WITH THE AUTHOR'S TOPOGRAPHICAL MAPS OF LOWER CANADA, IN CONSEQUENCE OF A VOTE OF THE PROVINCIAL LEGISLATURE. BY JOSEPH BOUCHETTE, ESQ., SURVEYOR GENERAL OF LOWER CANADA, LIEUT. COLONEL C.M., VICE PRESIDENT OF THE LITERARY AND HISTORICAL SOCIETY OF QUEBEC, AND CORRESPONDING MEMBER OF THE SOCIETY OF ARTS, LONDON. EMBELLISHED WITH VIGNETTES, V

      Longman, Rees, Orme, Brown, and Green,, London: 1831 - 4to. Two volumes: Vol. I - frontispiece with tissue guard, xxvi, [2-List of Plates, Corrigenda], 498pp, [4-plates tables], 22 plates of illustrations and maps; Vol. II - frontispiece plate illustration, [iii]- xi, [1-list of plates], 296, [360] pp, frontispiece illustration, 7 plates of illustrations and maps. Half title lacking in volume 2, else complete as issued. Bound in modern quarter calf and marbled boards, raised spine bands and gilt-lettered morocco spine labels. Very Good. An important work on Canada, with a nice selection of maps and plates, including a double-page lithograph of Montreal. The second section of Vol. II is an unpaginated "Topographical Dictionary of Lower Canada," which Sabin lists separately while noting the two works are often found together. Plates in Volume I include: Portrait of Joseph Bouchette (frontispiece); Monument, Source of the St Croix; Brock's Monument (Vignette); By-Town, Ottawa River; Union Bridges, Ottawa River; Section and Plan of Union Bridges, Ottawa River; Harbour of York; Town of Goderich; Town of Guelph; Section of Niagara River; Monument to Wolfe and Montcalm (Vignette); City of Montreal (View); City of Montreal (Plan); City of Quebec (View); City of Quebec (Plan); Falls of Montmorenci (Winter Scene); Forges of St. Maurice; St. Hyacinthe Village, S. St. Hyacinthe; Isle aux Noix and Fort, S. De Lery; Fort and Basin of Chambly, Chambly West; Kilburn's Mills, Province Line, Stanstead; Harrower's Mills, Ph. St. Jean, Port Joli; Long's Farm, Temiscouata. Plates in Volume II include: View of Halifax (frontispiece), Shubenacadie Canal (Plan); Island of St. Paul; Government-House, Frederickton; Grand Falls, River St. John; Barracks and Market, Frederickton; View on the Kennebeckasis; Project Survey of Four Townships for Emigrants.FIRST EDITION. TPL 1627. Lande 1594. Sabin 6848. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        A Narrative of the Wreck of the Minerva

      Cambridge: B. Bridges,, 1831. Whaler of Port Jackson, New South Wales, on Nicholson's shoal, 25° S 179° W.; to which is added the substance of an address to the Right Honourable the elder brethren of the Trinity Board, respecting the examination of new-made masters in nautical calculations. Duodecimo (178 x 105 mm). Contemporary blue half calf, marbled paper sides, titles to red morocco label to spine, marbled edges, grey coated endpapers. Lithographed frontispiece. Slight wear to extremities, a little rubbing to joints, spine lightly toned; an excellent copy. First edition. The Minerva, on a voyage from Port Jackson to Tonga and the Solomon Islands ran aground on Nicholson's Shoal, now known as the Minerva Reef,on 9 September 1829, owing to the use of an outdated chart. Bays, a survivor of the wreck, provides a detailed account of the event and his subsequent stay in the Tongan Group, giving an insight into the food and habits of the passing sailors and island inhabitants. On leaving Tonga he visited the Bay of Islands, New Zealand, and witnessed on 6 March 1830 the battle at Kororarika, a fight between two neighbouring tribes in which nearly 100 men were killed or injured. An uncommon work, traced eight times at auction.

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        Hohenpeissenbergs gepriesene Höhe und Epfachs merkwerthe Funde. Mit zwei Prospect Kärtchen.

      Schongau, beim Verfasser, 1831. 21,5 x 13 cm. 31, 55 S. Mit 1 lithogr., mehrf. gefalt. \"Prospect-Charte\", 1 lithogr. Ansicht der Kirche von Epfach und 1 lithogr. Tabelle. OBroschur mit lithographiertem Titel. Nicht bei Lentner und Pfister. - Mit einer mehrfach gefalteten Tabelle, die alle von Hohenpeissenberg zu sehenden \"Städte, Märkte, Flecken, Dörfer, Klöster, Schlösser, Weiler, Kirchen, Kapellen und Einödhöfe\" alphabetisch auflistet. Die Karte mit schmalem Panorama der ersten alpinen Bergkette. Lorenz Boxler war Landrichter in Schongau. - Der Rücken lädiert. Etwas stockfleckig. Versand D: 6,00 EUR BAYERN, Oberbayern, Panoramen

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        GROUP OF NINETEEN ITEMS RELATING TO THE DELAWARE AND RARITAN CANAL COMPANY.

      1831-1871, [New Jersey and Pennsylvania]: 1831 - This lot of nineteen items is described below. Additional details available upon request. 1. Delaware and Raritan Canal Company: FIRST ANNUAL REPORT OF THE DELAWARE AND RARITAN CANAL COMPANY; MAY 10, 1831. Princeton, N.J.: Printed by D'Hart & Connolly., 1831. 31, [1 blank] pp. Stitched, untrimmed. Light fox, soil, and wear. Closed short tear [no loss] at title leaf. Good+. Felcone 546. Thomson 516. 2. Blue, Jersey: ADDRESS TO THE PEOPLE OF NEW-JERSEY, RELATIVE TO A BRIDGE OVER THE DELAWARE RIVER AT TRENTON AND A RAIL-ROAD FROM TRENTON TO NEW-BRUNSWICK. New Jersey: December, 1834. Disbound, 14pp, light to moderate foxing, Good+. Scarce, OCLC locating four copies [Yale + three New Jersey institutions]. FIRST EDITION. Felcone 317. AI 22847 [2]. OCLC 31747190 [4]. 3. [Stewart, Wm. D.]: REPORT. THE MINORITY OF THE COMMITTEE, TO WHOM WAS REFERRED THE BILL ENTITLED "AN ACT RELATIVE TO THE TRENTON AND NEW-BRUNSWICK TURNPIKE COMPANY," ASK LEAVE TO OFFER A COUNTER REPORT, WITH THE FOLLOWING AMENDMENT TO THE BILL, VIZ. [Trenton?: 1835?]. 3, [1 blank] pp. Caption title [as issued]. Disbound and foxed. Good. Felcone 1067. OCLC 28540566 [1]. 4. Williamson, Isaac H., and Garret D. Wall: OPINION OF ISAAC H. WILLIAMSON, ESQ. AND GARRET D. WALL, ESQ. IN RELATION TO THE CORPORATE POWERS OF "THE TRENTON AND NEW-BRUNSWICK TURNPIKE COMPANY." Trenton: Joseph Justice. 1835. 1835. Disbound, 20pp, light to moderate foxing. Good+. FIRST EDITION. Felcone 1422. AI 35445 [3]. OCLC 8685098 [8]. 5. [Wood, George et al.]: OPINIONS OF COUNSEL ON THE RIGHTS VESTED IN THE DELAWARE AND RARITAN CANAL AND CAMDEN AND AMBOY RAIL ROAD AND TRANSPORTATION COMPANIES, BY THE ACTS OF THE STATE OF NEW-JERSEY PASSED IN RELATION TO THEM. Princeton, N.J.: Robert E. Hornor., 1835. Disbound, 24pp, light fox and wear, Good+ or so. FIRST EDITION. Felcone 1192. AI 31316 [1]. OCLC 31744707 [6]. BEAL 10987. 6. [Stockton, Robert F.]: REPORT OF THE COMMITTEE APPOINTED TO OFFER TO THE STATE OF NEW JERSEY THE DELAWARE AND RARITAN CANAL AND FEEDER, AND THE CAMDEN AND AMBOY RAIL ROAD, WITH THEIR APPENDAGES: MADE TO THE STOCKHOLDERS IN THE MONTH OF APRIL, 1836. Princeton: Printed by John Bogart, 1836. 37, [3 blank] pp. Disbound. Scattered foxing, Good+. FIRST EDITION. Felcone 557. AI 37070 [5]. Thomson 1251. 7. [Blane, John]: REPORT OF THE MINORITY OF THE COMMITTEE OF ENQUIRY, RELATIVE TO THE RAIL ROAD AT TRENTON, &C. PUBLISHED BY ORDER OF THE HOUSE. Trenton: Printed by Joseph Justice & Son, 1837. 43, [1 blank] pp. Disbound, untrimmed, and generously margined. Lightly spotted, old numerical accession number in top margin of title page. Good+. Includes an opinion by Samuel L. Southard. FIRST EDITION. Felcone 1069. Thomson 1679. OCLC 31746833 [2]. 8. New Jersey: REPORT ON THE RAIL ROAD CONTROVERSY, MADE BY THE JOINT COMMITTEE OF THE LEGISLATURE OF NEW JERSEY, WITH THE CORRESPONDENCE BETWEEN THE TREASURER, ATTORNEY-GENERAL, AND THE COMPANIES. READ MARCH 8TH, 1841, AND ORDERED TO BE PRINTED. Trenton, N.J.: Printed by Sherman and Harron, 1841. 31, [1 blank]. Later plain brown wrappers [ink notation on front wrap]. Partly untrimmed. Scattered foxing, some water stains in bottom margins. Good to Good+. Felcone 1066. AI 41-3753 [1]. OCLC 31746899 [2]. 9. [Potter, John]: ADDRESS OF THE DIRECTORS OF THE CAMDEN AND AMBOY RAIL ROAD AND DELAWARE AND RARITAN CANAL COMPANIES, TO THE PEOPLE OF NEW JERSEY. Trenton: Press of the Emporium, 1846. 31, [1 blank] pp. Disbound and lightly spotted, a small rubberstamped rectangle on title page. Good+. FIRST EDITION. Felcone 456. AI 46-1314 [5]. OCLC 8480396 [6]. 10. Delaware and Raritan Canal Company: REPORT OF A COMMITTEE OF THE JOINT BOARD OF DIRECTORS OF THE.AND CAMDEN & AMBOY R.R. & TRANSPORTATION CO'S, ON THE SUBJECT OF THE TRANSPORTATION OF THE MAILS BETWEEN NEW YORK AND PHILADELPHIA. OCTOBER, 1846. Trenton: 1847. Contemporary plain wrappers, stitched, 16pp. Light foxing and wear, Good+. Felcone 556. OCLC 31746765 [6]. 11. Delaware and Raritan Canal Company: [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

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        Pianta di Roma nel 1813 circa.

      ? 1831 - Interessante e rara pianta topografica di Roma su cui sono riportati gli interventi progettati dall'Ammiistrazione Francese, che riguardano l'ampliamento del porto di Ripetta, la realizzazione di muraglioni sul Tevere, la sistemazione di piazza del Popolo e la salita al Pincio. La pianta dipende dall'opera di Philippe Camille De Tournon, che la realizzò sotto l'amministrazione francese nel 1814 circa, ma venne pubblicata 15 anni dopo. A sinistra "Spiegazione di alcuni segni che si veggono nella pianta" e l'Indice dei monumenti più notevoli; a destra, l'elenco dei XIV Rioni Acquaforte e bulino, impressa su 20 tavole di circa 15,7 x 14,4 cm, montate su tela, in ottimo stato di conservazione. Custodia originale in cartoncino rosso. Non censita nei principali repertori. Marigliani, 231. Dimensioni 792 595mm

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        CARL AUGUST, Großherzog von Sachsen-Weimar-Eisenach (1757 - 1828)., "Carl August, Grossherzog von S. Weimar-Eisenach, von der Jagd zurückkehrend". Der Großherzog sitzend in einer zweispännigen offenen Kutsche, begleitet von mehreren Jagdgenossen zu Pferd.

      Lithographie von Aug. Kneisel nach Carl August Schwerdgeburth, 1831, 38 x 52,5 cm. Thieme-Becker Bd. XXX, S. 383. - Der 1785 in Dresden geborene Zeichner und Kupferstecher war Schüler seines Vaters Johann Burkhard. Er studierte an der Dresdner Akademie und in Dessau und war ab 1805 in Weimar als Hofkupferstecher tätig. Berühmt sind seine Bildnisse Goethes und seines Umkreises. - Das vorliegende Blatt (nicht bei Nagler) ist ein Gedenkblatt, welches an eine Jagdpartie des Großherzogs mit Friedrich von Seebach und Friedrich August von Fritsch erinnert (siehe Ilse Sibylle Stapff, Jagd im Weimarischen Land. Weimarer Schriften, Heft 47, Weimar 1992). - Tadellos erhaltenes Blatt mit breitem Rand. Im originalen, 6 cm breiten Biedermeierrahmen. Porträts, Goethe, Weimar

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        The Pleasures of the Rail-Road - Showing the Inconvenience of a Blow-up

      Southampton St: S. Bans, 1831. Hand-colored etching. 10 x 13-1/4 in. Laid down on board. 2 in. closed tear at top of image, trimmed with some loss to imprint. Hand-colored etching. 10 x 13-1/4 in. A satirical print expressing the public's concern about the safety of rail travel.

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        NUOVE DIMOSTRAZIONI DI OSTETRICIA con ottanta incisioni in rame ed un testo ragionato adattato a facilitarne la spiegazione di. Prima versione italiana con annotazioni ed aggiunte del chirurgo Marco Foscarini maestro operatore d’ostetricia nell’I. e R. Spedale di Pisa.

      Nistri,, Pisa, 1831 - in-4, pp. 220, bella leg. m. pelle coeva con ricchi fregi oro e tass. al d. con nervi. Con 80 belle tavv. al fine con centinaia di figure raffiguranti parti anatomiche, strumenti chirurgici, sviluppo del feto, allattamento naturale e artificiale, scene di parto etc. Prima rarissima edizione italiana. Wellcome IV, 91. Ottimo esempl. [026]

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        Introductory Lecture to a Course of Anatomy ....

      Philadelphia: J G Auner, 1831. First Edition.. orig. publisher's prtd. wrappers.. A very good copy.. 8vo. Horner became professor of anatomy at the Univ. of PA. after Physick retired. The pamphlet offered here is his inaugural lecture. It bears a pres. from the noted naturalist William Darlington. DAB IX, 233 - ` 34.

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        Del Costume Veneziano sino al Secolo Decimosettimo

      Venice: Tipografia di Commercio, 1831. First edition, with half-title. Engraved title-page, 19 plates, four folding, one of gondolas, engraved by Seiffard, Simonetti. 157, [1] pp. 8vo. Half later vellum and boards. Fine. First edition, with half-title. Engraved title-page, 19 plates, four folding, one of gondolas, engraved by Seiffard, Simonetti. 157, [1] pp. 8vo. Colas 2173; Lozzi, 6070; Cicogna 1728

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        BRIEF VIEW OF THE SYSTEM OF INTERNAL IMPROVEMENT OF THE STATE OF PENNSYLVANIA; CONTAINING A GLANCE AT ITS RISE, PROGRESS, RETARDATION, - THE DIFFICULTIES IT UNDERWENT, - ITS PRESENT STATE, - AND ITS FUTURE PROSPECTS.

      Philadelphia: Lydia R. Bailey, 1831. - 36pp. Dbd. Lightly foxed. About very good. Second edition, published the same year as the first. An essay by Philadelphia publisher Mathew Carey on the subject of "internal improvements" such as canals, roads, and railways. Published by order of the Society for the Promotion of Internal Improvement. AMERICAN IMPRINTS 6402. THOMSON 500.

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        Don Quijote (in 4 Bänden), Illustriert von Eberhard Schlotter

      Mit 160 Farb-Radierungen und 186 Schwarz-Weiß-Vignetten, 4 Bände. Ca. 34 x 36 cm. 291 Seiten, 1 Blatt 264 Seiten, 1 Blatt 264 Seiten, 1 Blatt 319 Seiten, 3 Blatt mit 160 Reproduktionen der Farb-Radierungen und 186 Schwarz-Weiß-Vignetten von Eberhard Schlotter, beiliegend eine signierte Original-Radierung. Dunkelblaue Original-Halblederbände in 2 Original-Leinenschubern. 36x34 (Querformat) blaues OHLdr im Original-Leinenschuber, TADELLOSE EXEMPLAR, MIT EINER BEILIEGENDEN SIGNIERTEN ORIGINAL-RADIERUNG (aus dem Impressum "Diese (vier Bände umfassende) Edition erschien in einer einmaligen Auflage von 2.000 Exemplaren. Der jeweils erste Band der Ausgabe ist numeriert und vom Künstler signiert. Die beigegebene Originalradierung (mit dem Titel:"Olivenbäume in der südlichen Mancha") aus der ausschließlich für diese Edition geschaffenen Bildfolge "Stationen auf dem Weg des Don Quijote" ist ebenfalls vom Künstler signiert." Fotomechanische Reproduktion der Tieck-Übersetzung nach der Ausgabe von 1831. Druck der Tafeln mit den Reproduktionen der Radierungen auf Bütten.

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        THE ROMANCE OF HISTORY. FRANCE ..

      London: Edward Bull, Holles Street, 1831.. Octavo, three volumes: pp. [i-v] vi-vii [viii] [i-ii] [1] 2-326; [i-vi] [1] 2-350; [i-vi] [1] 2-346, rebound in brown three-quarter leather and green buckram, all edges sprinkled red. First edition. Ritchie retells the history of France as a series of novellas, making free use of the usual techniques of fiction. About a third of his stories are based on legends and supernatural incidents, as indicated by their titles: "The Man-Wolf," "The Phantom Fight," "The Magic Wand" and "The Dream-Girl." The publisher brought out two companion volumes for the histories of England and Italy. Ritchie, a Scot who came to London to seek a literary career, eventually found steady work as an editor of Smith Elder's "Library of Romance" and later of CHAMBERS'S JOURNAL. Block, The English Novel 17401850, p. 190. Not in Sadleir or Wolff. Not listed by the usual bibliographers of fantastic literature, who perhaps considered it as history rather than fiction. (Isn't that usually called "historical fiction"?). Lacking half-titles, spines a bit faded, some acidic offsetting to paste-downs from leather portions of the binding, scattered light foxing, in general a well-bound, clean, very good set. (#147773)

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        Le Dessin d'Après Nature et sans Maitre, suivant la Méthode du Professeur le Breton, consistant a faire Dessiner d'Après Nature, dès la Première Leçon, par Mme Jerry de Mancy, Née Adèle le Breton, Peintre et Professeur.

      Paris: for the author, 1831. Hardcover. Very Good. Large folio [46 x 29 cm]. (2) ff, iv pp, (5)-63 pp, 59-67 pp, 69-107 pp, (1), plus 32 [i.e. 33, with an '8 bis'] numbered lithographed plates signed Mme. Marchand after Mme. Jarry de Mancy. Quarter bound in contemporary morocco and tree calf over pasteboards, title gold stamped on spine, marbled end papers. Boards rubbed and with edge wear and loss of bottom corners. Moderate spotting throughout, damp staining in upper margin affecting edge of plates, plate 20 with repaired tear. Otherwise good overall. Extremely rare first edition (second issue, a year after the first) of this exposition of the drawing methods of Jean-François Le Breton, a respected drawing master in 19th century Paris. The present work is of special interest, having been wholly composed and lithographed by two women, one of whom was Le Breton's own daughter and pupil and a drawing instructor and painter in her own right. Le Breton (1761-1838) was a provincial artistic prodigy, sponsored by his hometown (Mayenne) to travel to Paris at the age of 20 to study under David and Vincent. His own studio enjoyed much success among students of both sexes. One anecdote relates how even during the Reign of Terror, Le Breton continued to give lessons to the aged Mme. Helvetius while she remained in prison under conditions of strict silence. "Yet the Le Breton method would never have seen the light of day [in print] if it had not been for the close presence of his pupil and daughter. Madame Adele Jarry de Mancy, who edited, under the direction of her father, two works." ("Jean-Francois Le Breton," Réunion des sociétés des beaux-arts des départements a la Sorbonne [1885], p. 435). The present work complements Mme. Jarry de Mancy's earlier Traité de perspective simplifiée linéaire (1828), but gives a fuller introduction to the art of drawing based on chapters covering movement, proportion, shadow, the portraiture of the head and face, etc. The 33 full-page lithographed plates depict diagrams of perspective (and indeed its perception in the human eye) as well as artistic models of faces, buildings, interiors, the use of bistre, ears, hands, and so on. The execution of the lithography, particularly the examples of bistre, is very skilled - but we have been unable to trace the identity of the lithographer, who signs herself only as 'Mme. Marchand'. All plates are also signed by Mme. Jarry de Mancy, delineavit. The societal constraints of the two artists is perhaps apparent in several of the plates: Plate 32, a full-length portrait of a nude soldier, could only be called anatomically correct from the waist up! Adele Jarry de Mancy (1794-1854) was a member of the Athenée des Arts de Paris, "occupant un rang distingué parmi les professeurs de Paris," according to a contemporary review of the present work. The Revue des Deux Mondes (1831, pp. 263-4) indeed gives a good summary of the present work and its utility, as well as noting its publication in 8 livraisons up to the year 1831, perhaps explaining the existence of issues dated both 1830 and 1831. OCLC shows one US copy of the 1830 edition, at the Getty; a further copy of the 1831 reprint is found at the National Gallery. The present work is rare even in European census. * OCLC 852258165; cf. also e.g. the Neues allgemeines Künstler-Lexicon, Vol 6.

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        Bibliotheca Müntereriana sive Catalogus Liborum quos reliquit.

      Hafnia (Copenhagen), 1831. 584 pages pp. Frederik Münters book collection wes one of the largest in Copenhagen, and gives a fine picture of the extencive library. The books are described in the language in which they are printet. Contemporary fine paperbinding with goldprint on the spine and red titellabel with goldprint, only very small wear. First Edition. 17050106

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        Opinions on Various Subjects, Dedicated to the Industrious Producers

      1831 - MACLURE, WILLIAM. Opinions on Various Subjects, Dedicated to the Industrious Producers. New-Harmony, Indiana: School Press, 1831. 2 vols. in 1. [4], 480 p; [481]-592 p. Contemporary mottled sheep. Two-inch piece torn from lower corner of second leaf of text, with loss of several words, foxing varying from heavy to moderate, else a very tight copy. First edition, first issue, of the first volume of Maclure's Opinions, printed at the former Robert Owen community in New Harmony, Indiana. Two later volumes came out in 1837 and 1838, in conjunction with later issues of this first volume. Each work was complete in itself, and "sets" are almost never found. Opinions consists of Maclure's correspondence with his New Harmony friends on topics including politics, economy, society, education, reform, government, ideal communities, etc. The first issue, particularly in a fine contemporary binding, is very scarce; the Streeter copy was a later issue, as are most of the copies seen in the trade. Streeter sale 4241; Howes M162; Byrd & Peckham 445. [Attributes: First Edition]

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        Handbuch der Verfassung, Gerichtsordnung und gesammten Verwaltung Rheinbayerns. 5 Bände.

      Zweibrücken (Ritter) / Neustadt (Selbstverlag) 1831-1833. - XVI, 560; VI, 530; VI, 636; VIII, 536; V, 586, LXIV S. Gr.8° Halbleinen d.Zt. mit goldgepr. RTitel; gebunden bei P.R. Mahla, Buchbinder in Kaiserlautern (bestoßen, Kanten beschabt; kaum gebräunt oder stockfleckig) * Erste Ausgabe. 1+2. Staatsrecht. 3. Gerichtsordnung und Rechtspflege; gerichtliche Polizei. 4. Volkswirtschaft. 5. Staatswirtschaft. - 1846 erschienen in Speyer noch zwei Fortsetzungsbände von N. Luttringshausen. - Der Jurist und politische Journalist Siebenpfeiffer (1789-1845) trat stets für die Pressefreiheit ein und war einer der Initiatoren des Hambacher Festes 1832. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Life of David Marks, to the 26th year of his age. Including the Particulars of His Conversion, Call to the Ministry, and Labours in Itinerant Preaching for Nearly Eleven Years.

      Limerick, ME: Printed at the Office of the Morning Star, 1831. First edition. Leather bound. 396pp. Duodecimo [18 cm] Original full leather with a gilt stamped black leather spine label. Very good. The covers are rubbed and scratched. The corners of the covers are gently bumped. A three inch crack along the front joint has been professionally and skillfully restored. The underlying boards are exposed occasionally along the edges. There are numerous very tiny light stains on the edges of the text block. The hinges have been professionally reinforced. The endsheets are slightly stained. Several notations on the front pastedown. Sporadic foxing throughout. There are occasional small light stains on the pages. The pages are browned. Early Mormon content describing David Marks' visit to the Whitmer family farm in 1830, and his evaluation of the Book of Mormon and its Witnesses. David Whitmer was one of the "Three Witnesses." This is the earliest published description of the Mormons and Mormonism. Wonderful source material detailing life in the 'Burned Over District' and surrounding areas. Flake/Draper 5277. Howes M292.

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        Calmuc Tartary; or a Journey from sarepta to several Calmuc Hordes of the Astracan Government:: from May 26 to August 21, 1823. Undertaken, on behalf of the Russian Bible Society.

      London Holdsworth and Ball 1831 - A very good copy bound in recent half calf.

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        Panorama von Leipzig (Leipziger Ring). Lithographiertes Streifenpanorama in 9 (von 10) aneinander montierten Teilen.

      Pietro del Vecchio, Leipzig 1831 - Ohne Einband (alter hinterer Einbanddeckel vorhanden). 10x306cm. Engelmann S.635 (hier mit Jahreszahl 1841). Imposantes, über drei Meter langes Panorama des Leipziger Ringes. Von größter Seltenheit, weltweit nur in zwei Einrichtungen nachweisbar (Stadtgeschichtliches Museum Leipzig, UB Basel). Die Blätter vor allem im Himmel leicht stockfleckig, insgesamt gut erhalten.

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        Additions to An Essay on the Principle of Population &c

      Georgetown, D. C.: Published by Charles Cruikshank, Rind's Press, 1831. First American edition, first published in London in 1817. Original cloth backed tan boards, printed paper label reading "Additions / to an / Essay /on / Population / by T.B. Malthus", uncut, partially unopened. Some spotting and browning of binding, rubbing with some wear to extremities, some foxing and spotting of leaves, insect trail along lower inner hinge, marginal tears on R4 and Cc4 not affecting text. A very good copy, in brown cloth clamshell box. First American edition, first published in London in 1817. Very scarce.This work contains new chapters, additions, and corrections included in the fifth edition separately published with a new title page and pagination for those who already had the earlier editions. The Contents leaf lists: Book II Chapters I [Checks to Population in France] and VII [Checks to Population in England]; Book III Chapters II [Of Systems of Equality], IV [Of Emigration], VI [Of Poor Laws], VIII-XIV [the Agricultural and Commercial Systems, Corn Laws, Exportation and Importation, and "Of increasing Wealth as it affects the Condition of the Poor]; Book IV Chapters VI ["Effects of the Knowledge of the Principal Cause of Poverty on Civil Liberty"] XII ["Different Plans of Improving the Condition of the Poor considered"], and the Appendix. There are new chapters on the Poor and Corn Laws. a revised chapter on rent and especially the change in Chapter III which formely dealt with Godwin and his "Systems of Equality" now relate to Robert Owen, his Utopian systems and his "New View of Society". In 1817 at the height of his success Robert Owen addressed the House of Commons, speaking on his methods and ideas. Owen had disagreed with Malthus' theories of population. In 1824 Owen had come to America and purchased what became New harmony, a communal society experiment. It was not successful and Owen returned to England in 1828. The Appendix contains Malthus' responses to the publication of Principles of Population and Production by Mr. Wayland and An Inquiry into the Principle of Population by James Grahame. Each chapter notes where the additions should be placed, referring to the English edition of 1807 and American edition of 1809. Goldsmiths' Kress Library 26723.2; Kress C2883; Kress B6973, Goldsmiths' 21762, Einaudi 3664 (last three for London ed.)

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        Der Unterdonau Kreis des Koenigreichs Bayern München 1831.':.

      - Altkolorierter und anonymer Kupferstich, dat. 1831, 88 x 55,5 Die Karte von zwei Platten gedruckt (noch nicht zusammengesetzt). - Zeigt den Unterdonaukreis zwischen der Oberpfalz und dem Chiemsee. - Oben rechts Titel mit Erklärungen.

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        [AN HISTORICALLY IMPORTANT AUTOGRAPH LETTER, UNSIGNED, POSSIBLY FROM JOSÉ DE LAS PIEDRAS, COMMANDER OF THE MEXICAN FORCES IN NACOGDOCHES, TO STEPHEN F. AUSTIN, REGARDING THE TRANSIT OF EMIGRANTS TO AUSTIN'S COLONY IN TEXAS AFTER THE LAW OF APRIL 6, 1830]

      Nacogdoches, 1831. [2]pp., accompanied by a typed English translation. A handful of edge tears, some just touching a few words, old folds, some toning. Very good. An unsigned letter from a Mexican official in Nacogdoches to Stephen F. Austin, regarding the passage of emigrants to Austin's Texas colony in the wake of the Law of April 6, 1830. Apparently a retained copy of a draft, with a number of corrections and deletions, it is possible that this letter was written by, or at the direction of, José de las Piedras, the commander of the Mexican Twelfth Permanent Battalion in Nacogdoches from 1827 until 1832. At this time, the two men shared a cordial relationship, and it is reasonable that Piedras would begin a letter to Austin as such: "My dear sir and friend. The receipt of some printed forms in this mail persuades me that Mr. José Antonio Navarro has spoken to you, and I consider him informed about my manner of thinking with regard to the entry of emigrants, whom I am obligated to protect, without prejudice to the fulfillment of my duties.... Neither the government nor Mr. Alamán nor Mr. Terán has deceived you in indicating to you that they saw no difficulty in the completion of your contracts, and for this purpose, in order to have them all, they have communicated their orders to pose no obstacles to the transit of your contracted colonists, with the consequence that only with your certification are emigrants permitted entry at this border, and those who do not belong to your colony or to any other are prevented, in accordance with the Law of 6 April. In order to prevent other emigrants from being mixed up with those contracted by you, Mr. Terán gave me to understand that the latter should present a printed certificate signed by you, and he sent me a copy of it, and you another one in a letter of 28 June, and he also enclosed for me a sample of the said printed forms. I asure you that they have been respected both on my part and on that of the civil authorities, and no obstacle will be posed at their post to anyone who has presented them, while preventing the entry of those who by their own admission say they do not belong to you or to another entrepreneur...." This letter is especially interesting in light of the controversial Mexican law known as the "Law of April 6 1830," which is mentioned by name in this letter. This decree, initiated by the minister of foreign relations of Mexico, Lucas Alamán y Escalada, was an attempt by the Mexican government to stem the tide of American immigration into Texas. Alamán was influenced in his decision by Manuel de Mier y Terán, who had been working to slow immigration to Texas through numerous recommendations that included military occupation of Mexican Texas. Both men are mentioned by name in this letter. "The law, reasonable from the Mexican point of view, authorized a loan to finance the cost of transporting colonists to Texas, opened the coastal trade to foreigners for four years, provided for a federal commissioner of colonization to supervise empresario contracts in conformity with the general colonization law, forbade the further introduction of slaves into Mexico, and apparently was intended to suspend existing empresario contracts. Article 11, the one most objectionable from the Texan viewpoint, not proposed by Mier y Terán but by Alamán, was intended to prohibit or limit immigration from the United States. Mier y Terán became federal commissioner of colonization despite his doubts concerning the wisdom of Article 11 and of the articles concerning slavery and passports. Texas colonists were greatly disturbed by news of the law; Stephen F. Austin tried to allay popular excitement but protested the law to Mier y Terán and to President Anastasio Bustamante. By his manipulation of the interpretation of articles 10 and 11, Austin secured exemption from the operation of the law for his contract and for that of Green DeWitt, but the measure shook his belief in the good will of the Mexican government. Subsequently he was able to secure the repeal of Article 11. Application of the law slowed immigration, voided contracts that had been awarded but not carried toward fulfillment, and suspended two active enterprises: the Nashville or Robertson's colony and the Galveston Bay and Texas Land Company. Enforcement of the provisions of the law concerning establishment of customhouses resulted directly in the Anahuac Disturbances of 1832 and indirectly in the battle of Velasco, the Convention of 1832 and 1833, and the accumulation of grievances that helped lead to the revolution" - Handbook of Texas Online. This letter also mentions the advent of printed forms that Austin employed to ensure his own colonists safe passage to San Felipe after the advent of The Law of April 6, 1830. Though Austin had previously issued very similar forms for admission to the colony for the purpose of obtaining a land grant (STREETER TEXAS 9), the forms mentioned here are most certainly a reference to the partially-printed form described in STREETER TEXAS 20: "EL CIUDADANO ESTEVAN F. AUSTIN, EMPRESARIO, PARA INTRODUCIR EMIGRADOS ESTRANGEROS, EN LAS COLONIAS...VILLA DE AUSTIN...DE 183-." Streeter notes that these later forms were printed by Austin after "the famous law of April 6, 1830." The first 200, according to a Dec. 28, 1830 letter from Austin to his secretary, Samuel M. Williams, were to be printed "verbatim like the others" over blank sheets signed by Austin. An historically-important letter to Empresario Austin, addressing in reply some of his reactions against the Law of April 6, 1830. Worthy of additional research by scholars of early Texas history.

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        AN HISTORICALLY IMPORTANT AUTOGRAPH LETTER, UNSIGNED, POSSIBLY FROM JOSÉ DE LAS PIEDRAS, COMMANDER OF THE MEXICAN FORCES IN NACOGDOCHES, TO STEPHEN F. AUSTIN, REGARDING THE TRANSIT OF EMIGRANTS TO AUSTIN'S COLONY IN TEXAS AFTER THE LAW OF APRIL 6, 1830].

      Nacogdoches. Jan. 3, 1830 [i.e., 1831]. - [2]pp., accompanied by a typed English translation. A handful of edge tears, some just touching a few words, old folds, some toning. Very good. An unsigned letter from a Mexican official in Nacogdoches to Stephen F. Austin, regarding the passage of emigrants to Austin's Texas colony in the wake of the Law of April 6, 1830. Apparently a retained copy of a draft, with a number of corrections and deletions, it is possible that this letter was written by, or at the direction of, José de las Piedras, the commander of the Mexican Twelfth Permanent Battalion in Nacogdoches from 1827 until 1832. At this time, the two men shared a cordial relationship, and it is reasonable that Piedras would begin a letter to Austin as such: "My dear sir and friend. The receipt of some printed forms in this mail persuades me that Mr. José Antonio Navarro has spoken to you, and I consider him informed about my manner of thinking with regard to the entry of emigrants, whom I am obligated to protect, without prejudice to the fulfillment of my duties. Neither the government nor Mr. Alamán nor Mr. Terán has deceived you in indicating to you that they saw no difficulty in the completion of your contracts, and for this purpose, in order to have them all, they have communicated their orders to pose no obstacles to the transit of your contracted colonists, with the consequence that only with your certification are emigrants permitted entry at this border, and those who do not belong to your colony or to any other are prevented, in accordance with the Law of 6 April. In order to prevent other emigrants from being mixed up with those contracted by you, Mr. Terán gave me to understand that the latter should present a printed certificate signed by you, and he sent me a copy of it, and you another one in a letter of 28 June, and he also enclosed for me a sample of the said printed forms. I asure you that they have been respected both on my part and on that of the civil authorities, and no obstacle will be posed at their post to anyone who has presented them, while preventing the entry of those who by their own admission say they do not belong to you or to another entrepreneur." This letter is especially interesting in light of the controversial Mexican law known as the "Law of April 6 1830," which is mentioned by name in this letter. This decree, initiated by the minister of foreign relations of Mexico, Lucas Alamán y Escalada, was an attempt by the Mexican government to stem the tide of American immigration into Texas. Alamán was influenced in his decision by Manuel de Mier y Terán, who had been working to slow immigration to Texas through numerous recommendations that included military occupation of Mexican Texas. Both men are mentioned by name in this letter. "The law, reasonable from the Mexican point of view, authorized a loan to finance the cost of transporting colonists to Texas, opened the coastal trade to foreigners for four years, provided for a federal commissioner of colonization to supervise empresario contracts in conformity with the general colonization law, forbade the further introduction of slaves into Mexico, and apparently was intended to suspend existing empresario contracts. Article 11, the one most objectionable from the Texan viewpoint, not proposed by Mier y Terán but by Alamán, was intended to prohibit or limit immigration from the United States. Mier y Terán became federal commissioner of colonization despite his doubts concerning the wisdom of Article 11 and of the articles concerning slavery and passports. Texas colonists were greatly disturbed by news of the law; Stephen F. Austin tried to allay popular excitement but protested the law to Mier y Terán and to President Anastasio Bustamante. By his manipulation of the interpretation of articles 10 and 11, Austin secured exemption from the operation of the law for his contract and for that of Green DeWitt, but the measure shook his belief in the good will of the Mexican government. Subsequ

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        Descrizione della Palestina. O Storia del Vangelo. Illustrata coi Monumenti.

      Milan: Società Tipographia de' Classici Italiani, 1831 - Royal octavo (265 × 175 mm). Contemporary Italian tan morocco, covers elaborately blind-stamped with floral corner- and centrepieces, diced central panels, gilt-tooled vine-leaf borders, flat spine richly gilt in compartments, marbled endpapers. Slightly rubbed overall with a couple of small superficial holes to front joint, folding map foxed and with tear skilfully repaired on verso, pencilled captions in Italian to fore edges of plates, rear free endpaper recto annotated in pencil, the very occasional marginal spot, but an excellent copy, internally crisp and fresh, with wide margins and notably bright plates. Engraved folding area map and 32 aquatints by Bramati, Angeli and others of which 31 hand-coloured. First separate edition, revised and significantly expanded; originally published as part of Ferrario's immense Il costume antico e moderno, issued simultaneously in French and Italian in 143 parts from 1816 to 1834, forming a total of 17 volumes. In the preface Ferrario claims to have corrected the errors of the first edition from various accounts, including those of Mayer and Chateaubriand. Remarkably uncommon in this form, with just ten copies in institutional libraries worldwide and just three seen at auction in over 50 years; this is a particularly handsome copy. Hamilton, Arcadian Library 8859; Blackmer 588 for Il costume antico e moderno, vol. I only & Atabey 427 for the first edition in French; not in Abbey, Burrell or Howgego. [Attributes: First Edition]

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