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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.

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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]

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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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        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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        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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        Del metodo di curare le malattie dell'uomo. Compendio per servire alle proprie lezioni. Tradotto in italiano e corredato di molte annotazioni da Luigi Morelli di Siena.

      Pirotta, 1831. 12 voll., in 8°, br. Ogni vol. è di ca. 300 pag. Antip. del 1° vol. con ritratto dell'autore. Ampi marg. Barbe. Intonsi i voll. 2, 6, 8, 9, 10 e 11. Gore al 1° vol. Il 4° vol. presenta una legatura lenta. L'8° vol. evidenzia delle mende alla cop. e le ultime 40 pp. sciolte.

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        La MODE, revue des modes, galerie des moeurs, album des salons.

      Paris 1831 - 1838 8 années en 15 volumes in-8, 412 gravures de mode en couleurs dont 28 dépliantes, 1 gravure en sépia, 82 gravures en noir dont 9 dépliantes. Reliure demi veau vert époque, dos lisses ornés de filets, dentelles et fleurons. Le journal fut créé en octobre 1829 par Emile de Girardin et Lautour-Mézeray, cédé en 1831 à Alfred Dufougerais, qui le transforme en organe politique légitimiste et le dirige jusqu'à l'été 1834. La direction est ensuite assurée par Edouard Mennechet, puis Edouard Walsh et enfin Alfred Nettement. Voillet de Saint-Philbert est gérant à partir de février 1836, avec plusieurs interruptions consécutives à des condamnations du journal. A partire de 1831 le sous-titre devient "Revue du monde élégant", à partir de 1842 "Revue politique et littéraire" et à partir d'avril 1852 "Revue politique, religieuse et littéraire". Le journal disparait en septembre 1854. La Mode dispensa l'esprit et la règle des élégances pendant toute sa publication. Colas 2070 - Bellanger, Histoire générale de la presse française, T.II. -1831, 4e trimestre octobre à décembre. 19 gravures en couleurs. -1832, 2 volumes. 75 gravures en couleurs. -1833, 2 volumes. 38 gravures en couleurs, 1 gravure en sépia et 2 gravures en noir. -1834, 2 volumes. 60 gravures en couleurs dont 5 dépliantes, 11 gravures en noir. -1835, 2 volumes. 39 gravures en couleurs, 32 gravures en noir dont 4 dépliantes. -1836, 2 volumes. 15 gravures en couleurs, 16 gravures en noir. -1837, 2 volumes. 49 gravures en couleurs, 13 gravures en noir. -1838, 2 volumes. 45 gravures en couleurs dont 23 dépliantes, 8 gravures en noir dont 5 dépliantes. L'ensemble renferme 412 gravures de mode en couleurs dont 28 dépliantes, 1 gravure en sépia, 82 gravures en noir (caricatures) dont 9 dépliantes [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        The Eventful History of the Mutiny and Piratical Seizure of H.M.S. Bounty.

      John Murray, London 1831 - Small octavo, with a frontispiece and five etched plates; contemporary half calf. First and apparently the only authorised edition of a popular account of the Bounty story. The plates, after drawings by Lieutenant-Colonel Robert Batty, the army officer and prolific artist, include the familiar image of the "Residence of John Adams, Pitcairns Island" based on sketches by Lieutenant Smith of HMS Blossom, which surveyed the island under Captain Beechey in 1825. There is also a scene of Bligh's open cutter in a stormy sea, while the scene in Matavai Bay is derived from an original by John Webber, the official artist on Cook's third voyage.The work also includes an account of the voyage and wreck of the Pandora as it brought back the mutineers from Tahiti, with a dramatic image of the wreck. Barrow's work is completed with the letters written by Peter Heywood to his sister, as well as a description of the discovery of John Adams and the Bounty descendants on Pitcairn Island by Captain Mayhew Folger in 1808. Provenance: With the bookplate of Green Hammerton Hall, a splendid Yorkshire manor house until tragically demolished, like so many English country houses, in the 1950s; private collection (Sydney). Hinges very slightly rubbed but a fine copy.

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        NUNEHAM PARK; or The Summer Holidays. A sequel to Oakdale Cottage; or the Christmas Holidays.

      [4], 151 pages. Original paper-covered boards, re-backed in contrasting paper with a new paper title-label. 12mo. First edition. Ownership name of W. Cooper to endpaper; on title-page is the inscription, 'W. Cooper's First cousin.', referring to the author. Some occasional light spotting; else a very good copy of quiet a scarce novella.

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        Fairy Tales.

      London: Payne and Foss,, 1831. Now first collected: to which are prefixed Two Dissertations: 1. On Pygmies. 2. On Fairies. Octavo. Original brown cloth, decorative frame stamped in blind enclosing blind-stamped vignette to covers, blind rules to spine forming compartments, titles to spine gilt, cream endpapers. Spine rolled, slight wear to tips and spine ends, light chipping to head of spine, occasional foxing to margins, not affecting text; an excellent copy. First edition, published posthumously by Ritson's nephew. With the bookplate of Sir Richard Colt Hoare to the front pastedown. Richard Hoare was a leading antiquarian and archaeologist, known for his translations of the works of Gerald of Wales and his histories of Wiltshire. He carried out the first recorded excavations of Stonehenge alongside William Cunnington in 1798. Uncommon in the original cloth in this condition.

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        Prag wie es war und wie es ist, nach Aktenstücken und den besten Quellenschriften geschildert. 2 Bände.

      Prag J G Calve (-32) Format: 8° XII [2] 427 [1]; VIII 546 [4] S Mit 2 Kupfertiteln mit Vignetten 8 (3 gefalteten) Kupfertafeln und 2 vielfach gefalteten Kupferstichkarten OLeinen mit typographischem Rückenschild etwas berieben und beschabt bestoßen winzige Fehlstellen an Rückenschildern und Gelenken 1831 - Wohlerhaltenes, vollständiges Exemplar in Originaleinbänden*** Erste Ausgabe. der umfangreichen Topographie der Stadt Prag, die auch einige Beiträge über die Bevölkerung, die Judenstadt, die öffentliche Einrichtungen etc. enthält. Das Werk ist historisch von Interesse, zeichnet sich aber insbesonder durch seine gut lesbare, literarische Darstellungsform aus, die kongenial mit zauberhaften Stahlstichtafeln illustriert wird: Wyssehrad, Domkirche (vom Georgiplatz und vom Schlossplatz), Königliche Burg, Kreuzherrn-Platz, Altstädter Ring, Alt- u. Neustadt in zweifach ausgefalteten Ansichten, jeweils über die Moldau mit der Karlsbrücke. Ferner sind eine Umgebungskarte, und ein detailreicher Stadtplan enthalten (vielfach gefaltet und sehr groß: 44 x 36 cm). Ein Plan mit Einriss und hinterlegt, wie üblich leicht wellig, nur ganz vereinzelt minimal fleckig bzw. gebräunt, aber insgesamt und durchgehend sehr sauber und frisch, gebunden in den seltenen Originaleinbänden, die farblich verschieden sind: Band I in beigebraunem, Band II in türkisfarbenem gelackten Feinleinen. Engelmann 778. Hayn-Gotendorf VI, 269. 2 Bände. Erste Ausgabe. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        NUOVO ATLANTE ISTORICO del Cavaliere Leonardo Cacciatore (volumi I, II e III)

      TIPOGRAFIA ALL'INSEGNA DI DANTE, 1831. N. 3 vol. in -8 oblungo (22,5 x 29,5 cm.), legature d'epoca m.pelle marrone con titoli in oro ai dorsi, piatti cartonati pesante marmorizzati in tinta, pp. 367, (1), 384, 481, (1), (15-16-18 pag. di indici), 146 tav. (CXXX tav. numerate in romato e 6 di bis e ter) totali incise in litografia e acquatinta raffiguranti vedute e carte geografiche a p.pagina e più volte ripiegate - Condizioni: Modesti segni del tempo alle copertine, leggere fioriture su alcune pagine e tavole, nel complesso in più che abb. buone condizioni (integri e ben legati) - VEDI FOTOGRAFIE. QUARTA EDIZIONE. SECOLO XIX (prima metà)

      [Bookseller: Bottigella - Stampe Antiche e Libri D'ar]
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        Circus Gymnasticus. Vor dem Karlsthore rechts in einer dazu erbauten Bude. Großer Schauplatz der Akademie der höhern Reitkunst. Trampolinspringen, Herkulesstärke und Pantomime. Die Kunstreiter-Gesellschaft des G. Golz und J. Liebhard wird die Ehre haben, alle Tage Vorstellungen mit Veränderung zu geben. Der kleine fliegende Merkur, oder die Flucht der Indianer. Ausgeführt von Herrn Liebhard, Anton Liebhard und einem Kinde von 3 Jahren, auf 3 Pferden. Ein Stück welches hier noch nie gesehen worden ist. J. G. Golz wird das beliebte Bouquet d\'amoure darstellen. Zum Beschlusse: Die Befreyung der Prinzessin Alcesta.

      (München), 7. und 8. August (1831). Plakat mit Holzschnitt (13 x 13 cm) und typographischem Text. Blattgr.: 52 x 45 cm. Der Holzschnitt zeigt einen Jongleur auf einem Pferd stehend und 3 Bälle in Bewegung haltend. - Unterer Rand etwas braunfleckig. Sehr gutes Exemplar! Versand D: 5,00 EUR

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        The social system: a treatise on the principle of exchange.

      Edinburgh: William Tait. 1831. 8vo., xvi + 374pp., including the half-title, occasional almost invisible blindstamps of a German Co-operative library, but all otherwise unmarked and in fine state of preservation, now in a neat but modern binding of half-cloth over marbled boards, spine gilt lettered. A very good copy. First edition. A notable work by the socialist/economist John Gray (1799-1883) who, during the 1820s, might have been described as an Owenite socialist, his Lecture on human happiness> (1825) powerfully illustrating his communitarian and socialist views, and it was the Lecture> which secured him a measure of contemporary notoriety. The 1831 Social System> was, according to N.W. Thompson in New Palgrave> (II, p.562), Gray's 'most interesting work.' 'Here', Thompson writes, 'his explanation of the impoverishment of labour is similar to that of the earlier book. Exploitation was deemed to occur in the sphere of exchange, producing poverty, distress, underconsumption and thence arrested economic development. Gray's solution, however, represented a significant move away from his earlier communitarianism in the direction of a centrally controlled, technocratically run economy, more Saint-Simonian than Owenite in character. As in the Lecture,> the competitive market economy was t be abolished but in The Social System> its pricing, allocative, distributive and equilibrating functions were to be performed by a central authority denominated by Gray the National Chamber of Commerce. Thus 'the Social System recognises as useful, but one controlling and directing power, but one judge of what is prudent and proper to bring into the market, either as respects kind or quantity - the Chamber of Commerce - who, having the means of ascertaining, at all times, the actual stock of any kinds of goods in hand would always be able to say at once where production should proceed more rapidly, where at its usual pace and where also it should be retarded.' Further the Chamber would employ 'agents' to organize the 'cultivation of the land and the management of all those trades and manufactures which had been brought together by a voluntary association of landowners, capitalists and traders'. It would also be responsible for ensuring that demand was commensurate with supply, for making, as Gray phrased it, 'Production the uniform and never failing cause of demand'.' Gray dedicates his Social System> 'To those who can distinguish truth and justice from received opinion and established custom; and who are willing to assist in the establishment of such principles as are best calculated to advance the character and improve the condition of the whole human race'.

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        Autograph letter signed.

      No place, 1. III. 1831. - 8vo. ¾ page on bifolium with integral address panel. To architect Jagdmann, asking to let architect Geutebrück from Leipzig visit the Friedrichswerder Church for study purposes. - Small damage to fol. 2.

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        Book of Common Prayer

      1831. BOOK OF COMMON PRAYER. The Book of Common Prayer. Oxford: Printed at the University Press by S. Collingwood, 1831. Folio (12 by 20 inches), contemporary full tan morocco rebacked with original spine laid down, elaborately gilt-decorated spine and boards, black morocco spine label, marbled endpapers, all edges gilt. $3200.Impressive 1831 Oxford folio edition of the magisterial Book of Common Prayer, elegantly bound by Hayday in contemporary full morocco-gilt.Born of Thomas CranmerÂ’s desire for liturgical texts upon which all of EuropeÂ’s Protestant, English-speaking churches could agree, the beautiful and dignified language of the Book of Common Prayer, first issued in 1549, has considerably influenced not only ecclesiastical practice, but has served “as a source of spiritual inspirationÂ… for most Englishmen second only to the Bible” (PMM 75). Beautifully bound by Hayday in contemporary full morocco with elaborately gilt-tooled spine and boards, featuring central lozenges, built up largely of circles and floral ornaments, within decorative frames built up from floral scrolls. Griffiths 1831:8. Presentation inscription.Light rubbing and soiling to binding. A very nearly fine copy, handsomely bound.

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        Notre-Dame de Paris

      1831 - 2 volumes in-8 de (8) et 404 Paris, Charles Gosselin, 1831, , 2 volumes in-8 de (8) et 404 pages ; et de II. 536 pages, demi-maroquin rouge du XIXe siècle dans le goût du temps, signet, Premier état de l'édition originale, rarissime. Comme l'indiquait Clouzot : "tiré à 1 100 exemplaires, divisés en quatre branches, les trois dernières avec mentions : deuxième, troisième ou quatrième édition. Ceux de la première tranche, sans mention d'édition et sans nom d'auteur sont fort rares et, à qualité égale, se vendent couramment trois fois plus cher que les autres. En ce cas, ne pas se montrer trop exigeant sur la qualité de la reliure et sur son état intérieur. Le livre est rare". Exemplaire incomplet du faux-titre et du titre du second volume et avec de nombreuses et importantes restaurations de papier (notamment sur la première page de titre qui porte, de toute sa diagonale, une longue balafre, comme à l'image du visage de Quasimodo). Bien que dans une reliure postérieure, édition totalement originale [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Huusholdnings-Bog, indrettet efter den almindelige Brug i Norske Huusholdninger. Udgivet ved en Forening af Huusmødre.

      Christiania, Davidsen. 1831. Liten 8vo. XIII, 136 s. Samt. litt slitt skinnbd. Tittelbl. smusset, noen s. rep., noen pl., noe fuktskj. N. på forsats. 5 ord i nennsom innsatt faksimile på s. 135. Notaker 40.1 Norges første trykte kokebok ...Ikke i Cappelens katalog 409; Bøker om mat.

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        Nouvelle théorie de l'action capillaire

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

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