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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]

      [Bookseller: Lorne Bair Rare Books, ABAA]
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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]

      [Bookseller: Sophie Dupre ABA ILAB PADA]
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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]

      [Bookseller: LIBRAIRIE MONSIEUR LE PRINCE]
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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]

      [Bookseller: The Reluctant Bookseller]
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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.

      [Bookseller: Adrian Harrington Rare Books]
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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.

      [Bookseller: William Reese Company - Americana]
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        Queen Adelaide.

      London: Colnaghi, 1831. Engraved oval portrait, 29 x 24 mm. Sir William Beechey, well known English portrait painter, was elected A.R.A. in 1793. In the same year he painted a portrait of Queen Charlotte which procured him the appointment of portrait painter to her majesty. In 1798, he was knighted and elected a full member of the Royal Academy. He died eight years after this portrait was painted, in 1839, at the age of 86.Queen Adelaide was on the British throne at the proclamation of the colony of South Australia in 1836, and the new city was named for her. She was the daughter of Joseph, Duke of Saxe-Attenburg. Fine condition.

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        Le Cocu

      Barba 1831 - Quatre volumes in-12 (174 x 105 mm), demi-veau noisette, dos à quatre nerfs orné or et à froid, tranches marbrées (reliure d'époque). Edition Originale. (frottements sur les coiffes, manque sur la coiffe supérieure tome 2, compartiments de titre et de tomaison frottés, rousseurs importantes). // Four 12o volumes (174 x 105 mm), chestnut half-calf, spine tooled in blind and gilt raised on four bands, marbled edges (contemporary binding). First edition. (rubbings on top and bottom of spine, vol. 2 little lack on top of spine, rubbings on title and numbering spaces, important brownings). [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        The Tuileries. In Three Volumes: By the Author of "Hungarian Tales." &c. &c.

      Henry Colburn & Richard Bentley, London 1831 - 3 complete volumes from 1831. All three books have noticeable shelf-wear and marks of age. Many pages have foxing. Some rips and tears in cloth binding of hardcover. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        The Bravo

      London: Henry Colburn and Richard Bentley, 1831. First Edition. 3 vols. 12mo. Contemporary half calf and marbled boards. Very good (a bit rubbed, head of vol. I chipped). First Edition. 3 vols. 12mo. BAL 3850

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        Narrative of a Voyage to the Pacific and Beering's Strait, to Co-operate with the Polar Expeditions: Performed in His Majesty's Ship Blossom, Under the Command of Captain F. W. Beechey // in the Years 1825, 26, 27, 28.

      London: Henry Colburn and Richard Bentley, 1831 Complete in two volumes, having been rebound in half tan leather mid 20th C. 472 & 452 pages respectively. 23 plates of which four are double paged, and one double page map. LACKING both of the folding maps, though part of the folding map in volume one remains bound in. Covers are a little scuffed, though remain attractive. Scattered light foxing, and scattered general light wear. . First Edition. Half Leather - Hardbound. Fair/No Jacket.

      [Bookseller: Lloyd Zimmer, Books and Maps]
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        The Bravo

      London: Henry Colburn and Richard Bentley, 1831. First Edition. 3 vols. 12mo. Contemporary half calf and marbled boards. Very good (a bit rubbed, head of vol. I chipped). First Edition. 3 vols. 12mo. BAL 3850

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        Narrative of a Voyage to the Pacific and Beering's Strait, to Co-operate with the Polar Expeditions: Performed in His Majesty's Ship Blossom, Under the Command of Captain F. W. Beechey // in the Years 1825, 26, 27, 28.

      Henry Colburn and Richard Bentley, London 1831 - Complete in two volumes, having been rebound in half tan leather mid 20th C. 472 & 452 pages respectively. 23 plates of which four are double paged, and one double page map. LACKING both of the folding maps, though part of the folding map in volume one remains bound in. Covers are a little scuffed, though remain attractive. Scattered light foxing, and scattered general light wear. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Lloyd Zimmer, Books and Maps]
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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.

      [Bookseller: Adrian Harrington Rare Books]
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        Extracts from the Journal of Lord R Grosvenor

      

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        The History of Tom Jones, A Foundling

      Cochrane, London 1831 - 2 vols. Contemporary half calf, gilt. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        The History of Tom Jones, a Foundling

      London: James Cochrane and Co. 1831 - Two volumes. Illustrated by George Cruikshank. First edition thus [first edition 1749]. Finely bound in three-quarter tan calf and tan cloth by Bayntun, with five raised bands to the spine, contrasting black and green title labels to the spine, lettered and decorated in gilt, top edge gilt, pale beige marbled endpapers. Near fine, with some light soiling to the boards, otherwise fresh bindings, light toning and faint spotting to the illustrated plates, Vol. I with a faded ownership inscription to the title page, otherwise bright and clean pages. A fresh set in a fine binding. First published in 1749, Tom Jones is widely considered both one of the best comic novels in English history and Fielding's masterpiece. Specifically, it tells the story of Tom Jones, an orphan born out of wedlock who is subsequently raised by the respectable Squire Allworthy. Notably, Tom's sexual promiscuity and strident behavior caused scandal among the novel's readers, but, nonetheless, Tom Jones quickly became an acclaimed novel, largely due to the effectiveness with which Fielding captured mid-18th century English society. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        EVENTFUL HISTORY OF THE MUTINY AND PIRATICAL SEIZURE OF H.M.S. BOUNTY

      , 1831. 1831. [BARROW, Sir John] THE EVENTFUL HISTORY OF THE MUTINY AND PIRATICAL SEIZURE OF H.M.S. BOUNTY: ITS CAUSES AND CONSEQUENCES. London: John Murray, 1831. xi + [1] + 356 pp. Small 8vo., 5 7/8 inches tall. Half contemporary dark red leather stamped in gilt and blind, gilt spine rules, ornaments and lettering. Marbled paper covered boards. Leather supple but with a few scrapes to joints and corners. B/w frontispiece and 5 plates. Light soil and foxing in text; plates toned with light foxing to edges. The first appearance of this classic account of the mutiny.

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        Notre-Dame de Paris.

      - Paris, Charles Gosselin, 1831. 2 volumes in-8 (217 x 135 mm), demi-veau havane de l'époque, dos lisses ornés d’un décor romantique de compartiments garnis de filets dorés et à froid, fer à froid répété, palettes en tête et pied, titres et tomaisons dorés, tranches citron, (8), 404 p. et (4), 536 p., ex. entièrement non rogné. Édition originale, comportant une mention fictive d’édition (troisième). Deux vignettes de titre gravées sur bois par Porret d’après Tony Johannot. Avec les fautes de pagination au tome II (pp. 491 et 495). Selon ses propres affirmations, l’éditeur Charles Gosselin publia le roman le 16 mars 1831 à 1100 exemplaires. Afin de faire croire au succès commercial du livre, il divisa l’impression en quatre tranches égales, auxquelles il fit porter des mentions fictives d’édition. Cf. Escoffier, Mouvement romantique, n°870 et Dr F. Michaux, 'A travers les oeuvres de Victor Hugo', in Bulletin du bibliophile, 1931, p. 409-418. (Carteret I, 400. Vicaire IV, 256-257). Signature ex-libris manuscrite postérieure. Discrètes restaurations aux charnières et aux coiffes, quelques auréoles claires et des rousseurs. Très bon exemplaire, en reliure romantique de l'époque, non rogné, à toutes marges (217 x 135 mm). [Attributes: First Edition]

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        Frankenstein: or, The Modern Prometheus; bound with: Edgar Huntly; or, The Sleep Walker

      London: Colburn and Bentley, 1831. Third edition of Mary Shelley's Frankenstein, which first appeared anonymously in 1818. This is the first illustrated edition, and the first edition to include Shelley's revisions and biographical introduction, in which she explains how she, "then a young girl, came to think of, and to dilate upon, so very hideous an idea." The story of Lord Byron's challenge to his idle housemates Mary Shelley, Percy Shelley, and John Polidori - "we will each write a ghost story" -- has become almost as famous as the result, with Frankenstein emerging as the clear winner of the contest. Shelley's novel fuses the atmospheric horror of the Gothic tradition with the questions raised by the acceleration of modern scientific inquiry, producing a founding work of science fiction: "You, my creator, detest and spurn me, thy creature, to whom thy art bound by ties only dissoluble by the annihilation of one of us. You purpose to kill me. How dare you sport thus with life?" This copy of Frankenstein is bound with the first English edition of another popular Gothic tale, Edgar Huntly by the American novelist Charles Brockden Brown. First published in Philadelphia in 1799, Edgar Huntly was a particular favorite of both Mary and Percy Shelley, and was reissued the same year as Frankenstein in Bentley's Standard Novels series. A very good copy. Octavo, [3], v-xii, 1-202; [1] v-xvi, 1-258. Contemporary three-quarter tan calf ruled in gilt, raised bands, spine compartments elaborately tooled in gilt, red and black morocco spine labels lettered in gilt, marbled boards, edges and endpapers. Nineteenth-century bookseller's embossed stamp to preliminary blank. Steel-engraved frontispiece depicting Frankenstein's creature coming to life; illustrated and letterpress title pages for Frankenstein. Binding lightly rubbed and scuffed; chip to black spine label, not affecting lettering. Dampstain to top gutter of preliminaries. Bound without publisher's advertisements.

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        Map of the County of Gloucester, from an Actual Survey made in the year 1823.

      London: Greenwood and Co., 26 January 1831 - Single sheet, steel engraving. Size: 68 x 60.5 cm. (27 x 24 inches). Original colour with later additions. Very good condition, 2 closed tears at left margin not affecting image. Large and attractive map of Gloucestershire with a decorative vignette view of Gloucester Cathedral, lower right. During the 18th century each county map was a separate project sponsored by the local gentry. By 1800 nearly all English counties had been surveyed. In the early 19th century two enterprises attempted to survey all the English counties: the brothers Christopher and John Greenwood, and Andrew Bryant. This map comes from the Greenwoods' Atlas of the Counties of England from Actual Surveys Made from the Years 1817-1832, which was published in parts but never completed. H.Wallis "Historian Guide to Early British Maps", p.22

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        Journal of voyages and travels by the Rev. Daniel Tyerman and George Bennett, Esq. deputed from the London Missionary Society, to visit their various stations in the South Sea Islands, China, India, &c., between the years 1821 and 1829 Compiled from original documents by James Montgomery.

      First edition. 2 vols. Frederick Westley and A.H. Davis, Booksellers to the London Missionary Society. London. 1831. 8vo. xxiv, 566pp, engraved frontis., 6 further tissue guarded plates (X with short closed tear); viii, 568pp, engraved frontis.with marginal short closed tear, 6 further tissue guarded plates. Later half calf, marbled boards. Spines in five compartments with gilt double rules. Original leather labels relaid to spine. All edges and endpapers marbled. Lightly toned, occasional spotting. Tyerman and Bennett describe their visits to the Falkland Islands, the Society Islands, Hawaii, Raiatea, Tahiti, the Leeward and Sandwich Islands, New Zealand, New South Wales, Java, Singapore, Canton, Malacca, Calcutta, Serampore, Benares, Madras, Goa, Mauritius and Madagascar. Tyerman died in Madagascar. Bagnall 5667. Cordier 2112. Ferguson 1487. Hocken p. 49. Hunnewell pp. 69-70.

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        Wappenbuch der Oesterreichischen Monarchie. Bände 2, 3, 8 u. 12 in 2 Bänden.

      8. Mit 4 gest. Titelblättern u. 400 Kupfertafeln. Zus. 16 S. (Register), Spätere Lwd.-Bde. m. etw. Rückenverg., goldgepr. Rückenschild u. dreiseitigem Rotschnitt. Erstausgabe. - Zwischen 1831 und 1847 erschienen insgesamt 16 Bände. - Einbände fleckig u. etw. berieben. Innen nur vereinzelt etw. gebräunt bzw. stockfleckig. - Graesse VI/2, 219.

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

      [London]. November 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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        Dramatic Works of Robert Greene, The

      London: William Pickering, 1831. One Of Only 250 CopiesGREENE, Robert. The Dramatic Works of Robert Greene, to Which are Added His Poems. With Some Account of the Author, and Notes, by the Rev. Alexander Dyce, B.A. London: William Pickering, 1831.First collected edition. Two octavo volumes (7 5/8 x 4 3/4 inches; 193 x 120 mm.). vi, [2], cxii, 222; [4], 324 pp.Contemporary full polished calf. Covers triple-ruled in gilt with small gilt cornerpieces, spines decoratively tooled in gilt in compartments with five raised bands and red and green morocco gilt lettering labels, board edges double-ruled in gilt, turn-ins decoratively tooled in gilt, marbled endpapers. Front joint of Volume I slightly tender. Otherwise a fine copy. Armorial bookplate of James John Falconer on front pastedown of each volume.Only 250 copies only were issued in two printings, one on thin wove paper (as here) and the other on ribbed paper watermarked "Balston 1829." Greene was an important and popular dramatist. His works include the earliest reference to Shakespeare as a dramatist, and served as a source for Shakespeare's A Winter's Tale. Asterisked by Keynes as a particularly attractive Pickering book.Robert Greene (1558-1592), "born in Norwich, educated at St John's College and Clare Hall, Cambridge, from 1575 until 1583, and incorporated at Oxford in 1588. From about 1585 he lived mainly in London. Although he liked to stress his connections with both universities, his later literary persona was that of a feckless drunkard, who abandoned his wife and children to throw himself on the mercies of tavern hostesses and courtesans; writing pamphlets and plays was supposedly a last resort when his credit failed. He is said to have died of a surfeit of Rhenish wine and pickled herrings, though it may more likely have been plague, of which there was a severe outbreak in 1592. Greene was attacked at length by G. Harvey in Foure Letters (1592) as the 'Ape of Euphues' and 'Patriarch of shifters'; Nashe defended him in Strange Newes in the same year, acknowledging Greene to have been a drunkard and a debtor, but claiming that 'Hee inherited more vertues than vices.' Greene's 37 publications, progressing from moral dialogues to prose romances, romantic plays, and finally realistic accounts of underworld life, bear out Nashe's assertion that printers were only too glad 'to pay him deare for the very dregs of his wit'. The sententious moral tone of his works suggests that his personal fecklessness and deathbed repentance may have been partly a pose. Among the more attractive of his romances are the Lylyan sequel Euphues his Censure to Philautus (1587); Pandosto: The Triumph of Time and Perimedes the Blacke-Smith (1588); Menaphon (1589). Among his 'repentance' pamphlets are Greenes Mourning Garment and Greenes Never too Late (1590) and the work attributed to him, Greenes Groats-Worth of Witte (1592). Greenes Vision (1592) is a fictionalized account of his deathbed repentance in which he receives advice from Chaucer, Gower, and King Solomon. The low-life pamphlets include A Notable Discovery of Coosenage (1591) and three 'conny-catching' pamphlets in the same years 1591-2. His eight plays were all published posthumously. The best known are Orlando furioso (1594), Frier Bacon, and Frier Bongay (1594), and James the Fourth (1598)…Greene is now best known for his connections with Shakespeare. The attack on him in the Groats-Worth of Witte…as an 'upstart Crow, beautified with our feathers' is the first reference to Shakespeare as a London dramatist; and his Pandosto provided Shakespeare with the source for The Winter's Tale. The voluminousness of Greene's works and the supposed profligacy of his life have caused him to be identified with the typical Elizabethan hack-writer; he probably provided a name and a model for the swaggering Nick Greene in V. Woolf's Orlando (1928). Greene's works were edited in 15 volumes by Grosart (1881-6)" (The Oxford Companion to English Literature).Lowndes, pp. 935-938.

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        THE POETICAL WORKS OF SURREY AND WYATT

      London: William Pickering, 1831. This is a very handsomely decorated pair of bindings containing the work of the two short-lived poets who jointly are often called the "father of the English sonnet." Henry Howard, (by courtesy) Earl of Surrey (1517?-47), wrote verses in several different meters and was known for the grace and polish of his work. He is given the credit, along with Wyatt, for bringing the sonnet from Italy into England, and he is given the sole credit, in his translation of the "Aeneid," for introducing blank verse. An army officer who served with valor, he was the victim of poorly chosen political enemies and was executed on a frivolous charge of treason at 30. Sir Thomas Wyatt (1503-42) spent most of his life as a diplomat, serving King Henry VIII, who was the monarch all of Wyatt's adult life. Partly because he was more than once known to be, or suspected of being, Anne Boleyn's lover, he was in and out of favor--and the tower--like a revolving door. His first poetical publication, in 1549, was a posthumous metrical translation of the Psalms. His first major appearance was in the 1557 printing of "Tottel's Miscellany," known at the time of publication as "Songs and Sonnets" by Wyatt, Howard, and others. The rest of Wyatt's writings remained in manuscript, not coming to light until after 1800. Howard and Wyatt were included in Pickering's important publishing project called the "Aldine Poets," but the present volumes are not from that series, as our books are significantly larger than those in the "Aldine" series.. 195 x 120 mm. (7 3/4 x 4 3/4"). Two volumes. EXTREMELY HANDSOME DARK BROWN MOROCCO, VERY VIGOROUSLY GILT, BY ZAEHNSDORF (stamp-signed and dated 1895 on front turn-in of first volume, and with their oval trademark stamped in gilt on the rear leather free endleaf of each volume), covers with wide frame of gilt floral sprays, some of these extending into the central panel, front covers with gilt titling, flat spines repeating floral motif and gilt lettering, GREEN MOROCCO DOUBLURES AND ENDLEAVES, the former with multiple fillets and significant floral tooling and the latter with a single gilt rule. Each volume with a frontispiece portrait. Perhaps a breath of wear to joints and extremities, leaves a shade less than bright because of paper stock, otherwise A LOVELY SET, ENTIRELY CLEAN AND FRESH INSIDE AND OUT. This is a very handsomely decorated pair of bindings containing the work of the two short-lived poets who jointly are often called the "father of the English sonnet." Henry Howard, (by courtesy) Earl of Surrey (1517?-47), wrote verses in several different meters and was known for the grace and polish of his work. He is given the credit, along with Wyatt, for bringing the sonnet from Italy into England, and he is given the sole credit, in his translation of the "Aeneid," for introducing blank verse. An army officer who served with valor, he was the victim of poorly chosen political enemies and was executed on a frivolous charge of treason at 30. Sir Thomas Wyatt (1503-42) spent most of his life as a diplomat, serving King Henry VIII, who was the monarch all of Wyatt's adult life. Partly because he was more than once known to be, or suspected of being, Anne Boleyn's lover, he was in and out of favor--and the tower--like a revolving door. His first poetical publication, in 1549, was a posthumous metrical translation of the Psalms. His first major appearance was in the 1557 printing of "Tottel's Miscellany," known at the time of publication as "Songs and Sonnets" by Wyatt, Howard, and others. The rest of Wyatt's writings remained in manuscript, not coming to light until after 1800. Howard and Wyatt were included in Pickering's important publishing project called the "Aldine Poets," but the present volumes are not from that series, as our books are significantly larger than those in the "Aldine" series.

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        Dramatic Works of Robert Greene, The

      London: William Pickering, 1831 - One Of Only 250 CopiesGREENE, Robert. The Dramatic Works of Robert Greene, to Which are Added His Poems. With Some Account of the Author, and Notes, by the Rev. Alexander Dyce, B.A. London: William Pickering, 1831.First collected edition. Two octavo volumes (7 5/8 x 4 3/4 inches; 193 x 120 mm.). vi, [2], cxii, 222; [4], 324 pp.Contemporary full polished calf. Covers triple-ruled in gilt with small gilt cornerpieces, spines decoratively tooled in gilt in compartments with five raised bands and red and green morocco gilt lettering labels, board edges double-ruled in gilt, turn-ins decoratively tooled in gilt, marbled endpapers. Front joint of Volume I slightly tender. Otherwise a fine copy. Armorial bookplate of James John Falconer on front pastedown of each volume.Only 250 copies only were issued in two printings, one on thin wove paper (as here) and the other on ribbed paper watermarked "Balston 1829." Greene was an important and popular dramatist. His works include the earliest reference to Shakespeare as a dramatist, and served as a source for Shakespeare's A Winter's Tale. Asterisked by Keynes as a particularly attractive Pickering book.Robert Greene (1558-1592), "born in Norwich, educated at St John's College and Clare Hall, Cambridge, from 1575 until 1583, and incorporated at Oxford in 1588. From about 1585 he lived mainly in London. Although he liked to stress his connections with both universities, his later literary persona was that of a feckless drunkard, who abandoned his wife and children to throw himself on the mercies of tavern hostesses and courtesans; writing pamphlets and plays was supposedly a last resort when his credit failed. He is said to have died of a surfeit of Rhenish wine and pickled herrings, though it may more likely have been plague, of which there was a severe outbreak in 1592. Greene was attacked at length by G. Harvey in Foure Letters (1592) as the 'Ape of Euphues' and 'Patriarch of shifters'; Nashe defended him in Strange Newes in the same year, acknowledging Greene to have been a drunkard and a debtor, but claiming that 'Hee inherited more vertues than vices.' Greene's 37 publications, progressing from moral dialogues to prose romances, romantic plays, and finally realistic accounts of underworld life, bear out Nashe's assertion that printers were only too glad 'to pay him deare for the very dregs of his wit'. The sententious moral tone of his works suggests that his personal fecklessness and deathbed repentance may have been partly a pose. Among the more attractive of his romances are the Lylyan sequel Euphues his Censure to Philautus (1587); Pandosto: The Triumph of Time and Perimedes the Blacke-Smith (1588); Menaphon (1589). Among his 'repentance' pamphlets are Greenes Mourning Garment and Greenes Never too Late (1590) and the work attributed to him, Greenes Groats-Worth of Witte (1592). Greenes Vision (1592) is a fictionalized account of his deathbed repentance in which he receives advice from Chaucer, Gower, and King Solomon. The low-life pamphlets include A Notable Discovery of Coosenage (1591) and three 'conny-catching' pamphlets in the same years 1591-2. His eight plays were all published posthumously. The best known are Orlando furioso (1594), Frier Bacon, and Frier Bongay (1594), and James the Fourth (1598)?Greene is now best known for his connections with Shakespeare. The attack on him in the Groats-Worth of Witte?as an 'upstart Crow, beautified with our feathers' is the first reference to Shakespeare as a London dramatist; and his Pandosto provided Shakespeare with the source for The Winter's Tale. The voluminousness of Greene's works and the supposed profligacy of his life have caused him to be identified with the typical Elizabethan hack-writer; he probably provided a name and a model for the swaggering Nick Greene in V. Woolf's Orlando (1928). Greene's works were edited in 15 volumes by Grosart (1881-6)" (The Oxford Companion to English Literature).Lowndes, pp. 935-938. [Attributes: First Edition]

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        A discourse on the revolutions of the surface of the globe, and the changes thereby produced in the animal kingdom.

      Philadelphia: Carey & Lea, 1831. 12mo (18.7 cm; 7.375"). iv, 252 pp., 6 plts., 4, 4 pp.(ads). First American edition of the baron's Discours sur les révolutions de la surface du globe, this being the revised, expanded edition of his Recherches sur les ossements fossiles de quadrupèdes. Cuvier's interpretation of geologic and fossil evidence was at odds with the evolutionary theories of Jean-Baptiste de Lamarck and Geoffroy Saint-Hilaire, for Cuvier championed catastrophism, i.e., catastrophies as the agent of change. His influence on the debate lasted long after the publication of Darwin's On the Origin of Species, and we now know that the theories of evolution and catastrophism are not completely mutually exclusive.         American Imprints 6758. Publisher's quarter cloth with dun-colored paper over boards, paper spine label partially chipped away. Ex–social club library: 19th-century bookplate, call numbers inked on endpapers, no other markings. Some stains in a few margins; a rather nice copy.

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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 gilt bands on backstrip and leather label on backstrip. Very good. Light rubbing to extremities. Discoloring to first few leaves. Sporadic foxing throughout. 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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