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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 p. 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 [Attributes: First Edition]

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        Two Volumns of Scottish Gael

      Smith, Elder and Co. 1831 - These antique books were published in London by Smith, Elder and Co. in 1831. The books contain a historical and descriptive account of the inhabitants, antiquities and national peculiarities of Scotland. Each book contains both color and black and white engravings including a color one of the national arms of Scotland. A handsome pair to add to an important library. Measure: 2½” W x 6 3/4” D x 10” H. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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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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        Histoire de France

      Librairie Classique de L. Hachette 1831-1867, Paris - Seventeen volumes; octavo (21cm.); uniformly bound in contemporary dark blue morocco-backed marbled boards, gilt-lettered spines in five compartments. Some general shelf wear to extremities, textblocks show foxing and uneven toning, else a Very Good set. Titles and imprints vary as issued, the opening volume titled "Introduction a l'Histoire Universelle" and bound with Vol. I of "Histoire de France." [Attributes: First Edition]

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        Female Scripture Biography: Including an Essay on What Christianity Has Done for Women Volumes 1 & 2

      Lincoln & Edmands, Boston 1831 - Brown calf, black/gilt title plates- Christian Library Vol. IX Female SC. Biography Vol. 1. & Christian Library Vol. X Female SC. Biography Vol. 11. Boards weak but holding, spines slight bumped. Steel engraving frontispiece "Ruth" pg. 164. tissue, half title w/angel engraving, pg. 67. iv, viii Contents: 383 pgs. Vol. 2 Steel engraving frontispiece "Martha" pg. 255. half titleengraving of couple at well, pg 186. vi. Essay on What Christianity Has Done For Women. 384 pgs. Scarce clean set. 16mo - over 5¾" - 6¾" tall [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Autographed Letter Signed to an editor

      London, 1831. unbound. 3 pages, each two-page spread measuring 7.75 x 9.75 inches, London, June 12, 1831. Written by the Radical British politician to the editor of the "London Patriot" newspaper, in part: "...you say justly that I have had to endure a 'strange persecution' indeed and you must be aware that I shall have to encounter great opposition and to explore misrepresentation of all sorts from those who wish to keep the people in a state of delusion...My Action against the Times Newspaper is set down for Tuesday. I fear I shall have to plead my own Cause as I cannot trust my Whig Counsel..." Light stains, probably from sealing wax; strip of paper backing from a mounting affixed along crease on verso. Very good(-) condition.

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        Ben Hamelekh VeHanazir

      Tobiana Press, Leghorn = Livorno, Italy 1831 - Last 7 leaves are stained. 100 leaves. 20th century binding. Composed in Greek, translated to Arabic and from it to Hebrew by Avraham ben Hasdai HaLevi. Fables and riddles and moral lessons in rhyme, poetry and prose, via a debate and conversation between a prince and a priest, 35 chapter Published at the behest of Rabbi Yechezkel Eliezer Abulafia, with a poetic preface by him and it includes the prefaces from the earlier editions. Rabbi Yechezkel Eliezer Abulafia was among the leaders of the Tiberias community. He was an emissary to Leghorn (Livorno) , Italy, and published this work there. Parables and wisdom by Rebbi Avraham Chasdai. Leghorn. A poetical tale from an Arabic translation of Barlaam and Josaphat. Additional scans available upon request. OCLC: Libraries worldwide that own item: 6. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Autographed Letter Signed to an editor

      London 1831 - 3 pages, each two-page spread measuring 7.75 x 9.75 inches, London, June 12, 1831. Written by the Radical British politician to the editor of the "London Patriot" newspaper, in part: ".you say justly that I have had to endure a 'strange persecution' indeed and you must be aware that I shall have to encounter great opposition and to explore misrepresentation of all sorts from those who wish to keep the people in a state of delusion.My Action against the Times Newspaper is set down for Tuesday. I fear I shall have to plead my own Cause as I cannot trust my Whig Counsel." Light stains, probably from sealing wax; strip of paper backing from a mounting affixed along crease on verso. Very good(-) condition. [Attributes: Signed Copy]

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        Lebensgeschichte der Giftmörderin Gesche Margarethe Gottfried, geborene Timm. Nach erfolgtem Straferkenntnisse höchster Instanz herausgegeben von dem Defensor derselben F. L. Voget. 2 in einem Band.

      Bremen, Wilhelm Kaiser (Bd. 1) bzw. C. Schünemann, 1831. 8°. Mit lithogr. Titelportrait. XII S., 2 Bll., 302 S.; 4 Bll., 208 S.; 2 Bll., S. (209-)464, Späterer HLdr.-Bd. a. 4 Bünden m. dreiseitigem Rotschnitt. Erstausgabe; mit dem vollständigen aus zwei Teilen bestehenden zweiten Band selten. - Der zweite Band mit dem Titel „Die Giftmörderin Gesche Margarethe Gottfried, in der Gefangenschaft bis zur Hinrichtung. Nach Vollzug des Todesurtheils herausgegeben [...]“. - Akribischer Bericht zu dem Verbrechen (mehrfacher Giftmord an ihrem Gatten und den Kindern) sowie zum Prozeß, der Gefangenschaft und der Hinrichtung der Bremer Bürgerin. - Einband etw. berieben. Deckelbezüge erneuert. Vorderes Vorsatzbl. entfernt. Titelportrait im Falz etw. verklebt u. mit Namenszug auf der Rückseite. Titel m. kl. Prägestemel. Durchg. unterschiedlich wasserrandig. Schwach gebräunt. - Hayn/G. IX, 236; Huelke/E. 2348. Versand D: 12,00 EUR Voget, Lebensgeschichte der Giftmörderin Gesche Margarethe Gottfried, geborene Timm. Nach erfolgtem Straferkenntnisse höchster Instanz herausgegeben von dem Defensor derselben F. L. Voget, Gift, Kriminalistik, Strafrecht, Hinrichtung

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        Darstellung der Landwirthschaft in den Großherzogthümern Mecklenburg (2 Bände).

      Königsberg, Bornträger, 1831. - Mit 13 lithographische Tafeln auf 12 gefalteten Blatt, XVI, 404 Seiten; XII, 440 Seiten, Halblederbände der Zeit, 22 x 13 cm, Einbände etwas berieben, aus der Bibliothek von Erzherzog Anton Victor von Österreich mit seinem Monogramm auf den Buchrücken, Ex Libris, 2 Stempel auf dem Titel, innen sauber. „Alexander von Lengerke (1802-1853) war ein Agrarschriftsteller mit einer ungewöhnlichen Urteilskraft. Er hat ein umfassendes Bild über die Wissenschaft und Praxis des Landbaus in der ersten Hälfte des 19. Jahrhunderts hinterlassen. Für die historische Agrarforschung sind seine Werke eine fundamentale, bisher jedoch noch weitgehend unbeachtete Informationsquelle". [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Quaker marriage certificate, recording, (Henry, of Holborn Hill, London, Umbrella Manufacturer) and his wife ELIZA (daughter of James Carter, Builder, of Upton, Essex and Alice Carter)

      1831 - "after due inquiry and deliberate consideration by the Meeting of Ratcliffe & Barking", that the couple took each other as husband and wife, promising "through Divine assistance . to be Faithful and affectionate", signed by the couple and witnessed by his mother and her parents, and by 48 other witnesses, including Sarah, Catherine, Elizabeth and John Gurney (the children of Samuel Gurney of Ham House) and by Mrs Elizabeth Fry, 1780-1845, the great prison reformer, also by her husband's sister Miss Elizabeth Fry and by Sarah and Louise Fry, engraved with MS additions, vellum roll, 19½" x 13½", Plaistow, Essex, 28th 7th Month (July) In 1828 Joseph Fry's bank failed and he and Elizabeth had to leave Plashet to live above the office in St. Mildred's Court, Poultry. However, his tea business was still solvent, and by 1829, having paid off all private debts, they moved to The Cedars, Upton Lane, West Ham, close to Elizabeth's brother Samuel Gurney at Ham House. Miss Elizabeth Fry had been able to keep Plashet Cottage in East Ham. About this time Mrs Fry's diary shows her nervousness about her ministry but Miss Elizabeth was a minister too and was her staunch companion and support when they went to Meeting. Other witnesses' surnames: Allcard, Backhouse (James), Baradaile, Barrit, Bedford, Carter (3), Catton, Coleby, Curratt, Dimsdale, Harris, Hoare (Anne), Kitching, Knight, Lemare, Lullman, Marsden, Morland, Pryor (7), Seale, Stevens, Taylor, Theobald (4), Wastie, Waterfall, Whiting, Wilson. Pencilled on the back are the births of four children to the couple. [Attributes: Signed Copy]

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        Travels in Russia, Persia, Turkey, and Greece, in 1828-9. Not Published

      London: Printed by E. Clarke and Son, 1831. Sole edition. 8vo. viii, 227, (1) pp. Near contemporary maroon straight grain half morocco over marbled boards, spine with double gilt ruled compartments, lettered direct to one panel and decorated to the others, inscribed "Mr. Fletcher / From the Author" to the head of the title page, the armorial bookplate of Edward Charles Fletcher to the front pastedown. Folding map illustrating the course of the author's travels from southern Russia through the Caucasus, Persian territory and on to Greece, this copy bound without the folding plate called for in most copies. Light wear to the upper joint, a very good copy. An uncommon privately printed record of the author's travels through the near and Middle East. Seeking to "avoid a beaten track" and eschewing standard descriptions of the local antiquities and the like, Alcock set out to provide his own observations on the people and places that he saw.

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        Costumes historiques de ville ou de théâtre et travestissemens.

      Goupil et Vibert, Bulla et Delarue, Imprimerie lithographique de Cattier, s.d. 1831 - DEVERIA, Achille. Costumes historiques de ville ou de théâtre et travestissemens. Paris, Goupil et Vibert, Bulla et Delarue, Imprimerie lithographique de Cattier, s.d. (ca 1831). Grand in-folio (520x355mm). Demi-maroquin rouge à coins, dos à nerfs titré à l'or, tête doré (Reliure de Gruel). Ouvrage entièrement montées sur onglets comprenant un titre lithographié en couleurs, 125 estampes en couleurs (numérotées 1-121 et 4 planches non numérotées). Relié avec : 28 estampes en couleurs sur 14 feuillets, et 6 estampes en couleurs sur deux feuillets, le tout superbement rehaussé à l’aquarelle et à la gomme arabique à l’époque. Achille Devéria (1800-1857), peintre et illustrateur romantique, excella dans l’art du spectacle à travers sa peinture des modes et mœurs de son époque. Ces planches lithographiées par Lemercier, Motte et Cattier, représentent des personnages en costumes historiques de ville, de théâtre  : costumes italiens, arabes, espagnols, suisses, chinois, anglais, russes, belges, français, indiens, allemands, perses, grecs, turcs de différentes époques. Les planches [122] à [125] ne sont pas chiffrées et manquent souvent. Ce sont les portraits en pied de Fanny Elssler, Marie Taglioni, Rachel, et Cornélie Falcon. Les 28 planches montées sur 14 feuillets représentent chacune un couple en habits d’époque ; elles ne sont pas légendées. Les 6 planches suivantes représentent des portraits de femmes. RARE. Colas I, 859 [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        The Life of Samuel Johnson Including a Journal of a Tour to the Hebrides

      John Murray, London 1831 - The five volume publication of this classic, from John Murray in 1831. The five volumes are uniformly bound in original brown half calf. Marbled boards and page edges as well. The marbling of the endpapers matches the design on the boards. Five raised bands to the spine, gilt lettering. With numerous addition and notes by John Wilson Croker. A very good set with some of the typical light foxing and some rubbing to the edges of the leather bindings. An attractive set. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        The Life and Surprising Adventures of Robinson Crusoe, of York, Mariner. With Introductory verses by Bernard Barton, and Illustrated with numerous Engravings from Drawings by George Cruikshank expressly designed for this Edition.

      London: Printed at the Shakespeare Press, by W. Nicol, for John Major, 1831.. First Cruikshank fully Illustrated Edition. 2 volumes, octavo. Elegantly bound in half speckled calf over marbled sides. Steel engraved frontispiece to each volume and a total of 38 woodcuts. A very clean copy, in an attractive period-style recent leather binding. 'The first English novel', most likely based on the true story of the Scottish castaway Alexander Selkirk.

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        Ansicht von West Point von Phillipstown aus gesehen ('West Point, From Phillipstown. - To Colonel S. Thayer Superintendend of the U.S. Military Academy, West Point, this Print is respectfully inscribed by his obedient Servant W.J. Bennett. - Published by Parker & Clover, 180 Fulton Street, New York. - Entered according to Act of Congress in the year 1831 by Parker & Clover, in the Office of the Clerk of the Southern District of New York. - Painted and Engraved by - W.J. Bennett. - Coloured by Hill - Printed By J. & G. Neale.').

      - altkolorierte Aquatinta v. William James Bennett, gedr. b. J. & G. Neale b. Parker & Clover in New York, dat. 1831, 40,2 x 57 Peák, Picturing America 1497-1899, Vol. I (Text), S. 252 f., Nr. 375 u. Abb. Vol. II (Illustrations), Plate 375. - Zeigt die Festung West Point mit der Militärakademie von Phillipstown aus gesehen; im Vordergrund.auf dem Hudson zahlreiche Segelschiffe und ein Raddampfer.

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        PUBLIC ACCOUNTS. SECOND REPORT OF THE COMMISSIONERS OF PUBLIC ACCOUNTS. ON THE MANAGEMENT OF THE MILITARY EXPENDITURE

      [London], 1831. 57pp. Dbd. Minor edge wear and toning. Very good. An unpublished expenditures report for the British military in 1831. The author of the report was Henry Brooke Parnell, 1st Baron Congleton, an Irish writer and Whig politician who served on the British Privy Council and as the Secretary of War. It was at this latter post that Parnell composed this report. Parnell inscribed the report on the first page: "This is only a draught of a report which I drew up before I left the Office of Secretary of War. H. Parnell Jul 311, 1833." The inscription explains why this report is unrecorded in the bibliographical record. Unique.

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