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        Notes on the Bedouins and Wahabys Collected During His Travels in the East [2 Volumes]

      Henry Colburn and Richard Bentley, London 1831 - 5.25 x 8.5 Hardback in Very Good condition. Two volumes bound; With folding map.; 3; 382+391 pp. Very Good in half-leather and marbled cloth. Minor foxing. Former owner's bookplate on pastedown of both volumes. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        The History and Fall of the Roman Empire. Full Twelve Volume set

      Thomas Nelson & Peter Brown. Hardcover. Twelve volume set all in good condition with quarter leather boards and marble boards, Volume I, VIII, XI and IX have split from spine at ends with only volume one having chipped at top end with rubbing and fraying to corners. Contents are clean with foxing to fore pages with very light toning to pages. Free from inscriptions or markings. Complete set. . Good. 1831.

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        Translations from the Chinese and Armenian, with Notes and Illustrations. History of the Pirates who infested the China Sea,: from 1807 to 1810. Translated from the Chinese original, with notes and illustrations. [Bound with] The Catechism of the Shamans; or, the Laws and Regulations of the Priesthood of Buddha, in China. [and] Vahram's Chronicle of the Armenian Kingdom in Cilicia, during the time of the Crusades.

      London Oriental Translation Fund 1831 - A very good copy bound in recent half calf, marbled boards. With blind stamp of Wigan Public Library on title page. First English edition Three titles bound in one, pp.xlvii, 128, frontispiece; 152; 110, [1].

      [Bookseller: John Randall (Books of Asia), ABA, ILAB]
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        The Holy Bible, containing the Old and New Testaments: Translated out of the original tongues: and with the former translations diligently compared and revised, by His Majesty's special command

      Oxford: Pr. at the University Press by Samuel Collingwood & Co. 24mo. [528] ff.. 1831 A lovely gift Bible, presented in the 19th century to one James Henry Newman by five members of his immediate family. Binding: Contemporary embossed rich cordovan-colored morocco cathedral binding featuring inter alii the Holy Ghost (in Pentacostal dove?-form), the Agnus Dei, and stained/leaded glass "windows" both pointed and rosette. Spine additionally with gilt-stamped title; turn-ins with blind-roll design. All edges brightly gilt. Binding as above, in beautiful condition. First front fly-leaf with early inked familial gift inscription (including an explanation of one brother's having opted out of the group present!); second front fly-leaf with inked dedicatory poem.

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        Recherches sur L'Année Vague Des Égyptiens; [AND] Mémoire sur divers points D'Astronomie Ancienne et en Particulier sur la période Sothiaque, comprenant 1460 années Juliennes de 565 1/4; [AND] Recherches de Quelques Dates Absolues Qui Peuvent se Conclure Des Dates Vagues, Inscrites Sue Des Monuments Egyptiens ( 3 titles bound in 1 Volume ).

      Didot Freres (1831) 1846 & 1853, Paris - Hardcover. Small quarto. 165 pp [ 5 folding diagrams ] & 162 pp [ 3 folding diagrams ] & 130 pp [ 4 folding diagrams]. Bound in later scarlet half leather with marbled boards and endpapers, decorative gilt tooling, gilt title, etc to spine, raised bands, satin book mark, text in FRENCH. Corners and spine ends/edges a bit chafed, leather hinge of front board rubbed at hinge and starting to split, but board still holding tightly, light browning and foxing to some pages, light nibbles to outer margin of last few leaves - not affecting text, first volume bound without title page - others are present, ink underlining and marginalia on just a few pages, one-inch torn sections on the margins of a few pages. Overall solid, clean and attractive VG copy of these scarce titles. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Weiser Antiquarian Books, Inc.]
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        1831 (OBRA DE MUSEO) ACCION Nº 333 DE LA C DEL CAMINO DE HIERRO DE LA REINA CRISTINA, JEREZ, CADIZ

      1831 Cadiz. 30 de abril de 1831. 2h. Folio. Orlas. Raríssimo documento accionista sobre la prehistoria de los ferrocarriles españoles de Jerez a Cadiz, Puerto de Santa Maria, Rota y Sanlúcar con las correspondientes firmas. Obra de Museo. Ref Pics 1.. Firmado por el autor. Encuadernación de tapa blanda. Como Nuevo.

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        [Op. 3]. Introduction et Polonaise brillante pour le Pianoforte et Violoncelle. Dédiée À Monsieur Joseph Merk... Oeuvre 3. Prix F 1.15,, A. de C. [Set of parts]

      Vienne: Pietro Mechetti qm. Carlo [PN 2178]. [1831]. Folio. Disbound. Piano: 1f. (title), 3-15, [i] (blank) pp. Violoncello: 3, [i] (publisher's "Catalogue des Oeuvres pour le Violoncelle avec et sans accompagnement..." ) pp. Engraved. With handstamp,"C. F. Woltmann Hannover," to foot of title. With notational corrections in pencil. Somewhat soiled and foxed; Piano part reinforced at spine and partially detached; Violoncello part torn at outer edge. . First Edition. Rare. Grabowski-Rink 3–1-ME (without publisher's catalogue). Chomi ski-Tur o p. 163. Kobyla ska p. 6. Hoboken 4, 184 (without publisher's catalogue). The publisher's catalogue is unrecorded. Insofar as the other advertised works can be dated (such as Mendelssohn's Variations for piano and violoncello, op. 17, published in 1829), they are earlier than the present work by Chopin.

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        [Op. 3]. Introduction et Polonaise brillante pour le Pianoforte et Violoncelle. Dédiée À Monsieur Joseph Merk... Oeuvre 3. Prix F 1.15,, A. de C. [Set of parts]

      Vienne: Pietro Mechetti qm. Carlo [PN 2178]. [1831]. Folio. Disbound. Piano: 1f. (title), 3-15, [i] (blank) pp. Violoncello: 3, [i] (publisher's "Catalogue des Oeuvres pour le Violoncelle avec et sans accompagnement..." ) pp. Engraved. With handstamp,"C. F. Woltmann Hannover," to foot of title. With notational corrections in pencil. Somewhat soiled and foxed; Piano part reinforced at spine and partially detached; Violoncello part torn at outer edge. . First Edition. Rare. Grabowski-Rink 3?-1-ME (without publisher's catalogue). Chomi ski-Tur o p. 163. Kobyla ska p. 6. Hoboken 4, 184 (without publisher's catalogue). The publisher's catalogue is unrecorded. Insofar as the other advertised works can be dated (such as Mendelssohn's Variations for piano and violoncello, op. 17, published in 1829), they are earlier than the present work by Chopin.

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        Dictionnaire abrege Francais-Turc ou [Hazine-i lugat-i]. - [Hazine-i lugat-i] ou Dictionnaire abrege Turc-Francais.

      Vienna, F. Beck/Anton v. Schmid, 1831-1838.. 8vo. 2 vols. bound in one. With 2 lithographed titles. Contemp. brown half leather with giltstamped red spine label, spine in six compartments. All edges red.. First edition of the first modern French-Turkish dictionary; rare. Artin Hindoglu was a 19th-century Ottoman etymologist, interpreter, and linguist. Of Armenian descent, he was born in Constantinople and lived there until the age of ten. He moved to Austria in 1812 and served as professor from 1824 to 1831 before being appointed interpreter to the Emperor. His first publication was an Ottoman Turkish grammar intended to help understand ordinary conversation (Vienna 1829). This was later translated into French and published in 1834 as "Grammaire theorique et pratique de la langue turke telle qu'elle est parlee a Constantinople" (Theoretical and practical grammar of the Turkish language as spoken in Constantinople). In 1830 he composed a German-Armenian dictionary, which he had published in Venice at the Armenian Mekhitarist monastery at the San Lazzaro degli Armeni. - Occasional foxing. From the library of Swedish antiquarian bookdealer Björn Löwendahl (1941-2013). - Vater/Jülg 415. Not in Zaunmüller.

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Inlibris, Gilhofer Nfg. GmbH]
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        Etudes ou discours historiques sur la chute de l'Empire romain la naissanc EDITION ORIGINALE

      Paris: Lefevre, 1831. Fine. Lefevre, Paris 1831, 12,5x21cm, 4 volumes reliés. - Separated first and reprint under a particular heading of volumes IV, V, Va and Vb of the complete works of the author, published Ladvocat edition. Binders half glazed calf navy corners, flat spines decorated with golden arabesques romantic, very light scratches on the back, marbled paper plates, guards and contreplats of handmade paper, three corners lightly bumped, elegant romantic bindings of time. Some minor foxing. --- Please note that the translation in english is done automatically, we apologize if the formulas are inaccurate. Contact us for any information! - [FRENCH VERSION FOLLOWS] Première édition séparée et tirage à part sous un titre particulier des tomes IV, V, V bis et V ter des oeuvres complètes de l'auteur aux éditions Ladvocat. Reliures en demi veau glacé marine à coins, dos lisses ornés d'arabesques romantiques dorées, très légères éraflures sur les dos, plats de papier marbré, gardes et contreplats de papier à la cuve, trois coins légèrement émoussés, élégantes reliures romantiques de l'époque. Quelques petites rousseurs.  

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        Etudes statistiques sur Rome et la parti occidentale des etats romains; : : contenant une description topographique et des recherches sur la population, l'agriculture, les manufactures, le commerce, le gouvernement, les etablissements publics; et une notice sur les travaux executes par l'administrtion francaise.; 2 volume et 1 atlas in-8°, Le Comte de Tournon / prefet de la Rome napoleonienne

      Paris : Treuttel et Würz 1831.. XII, 375 S, Ill., Tab, 8° / 328 S, Ill, 8° / 32 Bl, Pl, Ledereinband, gebundene Ausgabe, innen etwas stockfleckig, sonst Exemplare in gutem Erhaltungszustand. Rom +++++ 20 Jahre Antiquariat Christmann in Wiesbaden +++++

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        [Op. 3]. Introduction et Polonaise brillante pour le Pianoforte et Violoncelle. Dediee A Monsieur Joseph Merk... Oeuvre 3. Prix F 1.15,, A. de C. [Set of parts]

      Vienne Pietro Mechetti qm. Carlo [PN 2178] [1831]. Folio. Disbound. Piano: 1f. (title), 3-15, [i] (blank) pp. Violoncello: 3, [i] (publisher's "Catalogue des Oeuvres pour le Violoncelle avec et sans accompagnement..." ) pp. Engraved. With handstamp,"C. F. Woltmann Hannover," to foot of title. With notational corrections in pencil. Somewhat soiled and foxed; Piano part reinforced at spine and partially detached; Violoncello part torn at outer edge.. First Edition. Rare. Grabowski-Rink 3-1-ME (without publisher's catalogue). Chomi ski-Tur o p. 163. Kobyla ska p. 6. Hoboken 4, 184 (without publisher's catalogue). The publisher's catalogue is unrecorded. Insofar as the other advertised works can be dated (such as Mendelssohn's Variations for piano and violoncello, op. 17, published in 1829), they are earlier than the present work by Chopin.

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        Lecons sur les prisons pre'sente'es en forme de cours au public de Berlin en l'anne'e 1827. Ouvrage traduit de l'allemand par H. Lagarmitte avocat, accompagne' de plusieurs notes du traducteur et de M. Mittermaier, professeur a l'Universite' de Heidelberg Tome premier (-second)

      Chez F. G. Levrault, Paris 1831 - 2 voll. in 8, pp. XXXIV + 440; (4) + 502 con 4 tavv. in lit. piu' volte rip. f.t. Alcune cc. si presentano brunite. Br. ed. con lievi danni. Importante e raro saggio che anticipa di due anni quello di Beaumont et Tocqueville.ÂLa traduzione francese parte dal presupposto che la Francia sia ancora arretrata per cio' che riguarda il miglioramento delle condizioni dei detenuti durante la loro redenzione. Julius parla della nascita della 'societa' disciplinare', laddove la disciplina non si identifica con una specifica istituzione o apparato, ma rappresenta un tipo di potere che puo' essere esercitato attraverso vari strumenti (penitenziari, case di correzione, istituti di educazione, ospedali). In una societa' in cui gli elementi principali non sono piu' la comunita' e la vita pubblica, ma lo Stato da una parte e il singolo individuo dall'altra, quest'ultimo esercita di giorno in giorno un'influenza sempre crescente, costruendo e organizzando quegli edifici destinati a sorvegliare la moltitudine degli uomini. 'Il lavoro, alternandosi al pasto accompagna il detenuto fini alla preghiera della sera [.] e' cosi' che si succedono le settimane i mesi gli anni; cosi' il prigioniero che al suo arrivo era un uomo incostante [.] diviene a poco a poco [.] cosi' familiarizzato col lavoro [.] che potra' esserte esposto con maggior confidenza alle tentazioni cui il recupero della liberta' lo sottoporra''. Per Julius si trattava di un processo storico gia' compiuto, mentre Bentham nel suo Panopticon lo aveva descritto come un programma tecnico. Inoltre Julius, parlando del principio panoptico, diceva che vi era in esso ben piu' di una ingegnosita' architettonica: era un avvenimento nella storia dello spirito umano. L?antichita' era stata una civilta' di spettacolo. L?eta' moderna pone il problema inverso: procurare ad un piccolo numero o persino ad uno solo la vista istantanea di una grande moltitudine. Cfr. Foucault, Sorvegliare e punire, pp. 262 e 236.Du systeme penitentiaire aux Etats-Unis et de son application en France. ITA

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        Ferruginous Thrush

      1831 - AUDUBON, John James.Ferruginous Thrush. Turdus Rufus. Linn. Male, 1. Female, 2. Black-jack Oak, Quercus Nigra. Black Snake.No place: R. Havell, [1831].The dramatic hand-colored Ferruginous Thrush plate from the double elephant folio first edition of Audubon’s Birds of America, "the most splendid book ever produced in relation to America, and certainly one of the finest ornithological works ever printed," depicting a black snake invading the thrushes' nest, while they desperately attempt to repel the snake's attack. One of no more than 175 copies printed."The Birds of America exemplifies man's ability to accomplish an almost impossible task through sacrifice and persistence. Audubon set out to paint and publish an example of every bird on the North American continent He was the first artist-naturalist to illustrate American birds, life-size, in natural poses; the backgrounds, or habitats, are more natural looking than those of his predecessors" (Handbook of Audubon Prints, 17-18). "The most splendid book ever produced in relation to America, and certainly one of the finest ornithological works ever printed He insisted on drawing from life, never from stuffed specimens, and was much in advance of his time in portraying the birds (in many cases unrecorded species) in their natural surroundings The courage and faith of the Audubon family is breathtaking This immense undertaking, this unparalleled achievement, was not the production of a great and long-established publishing house, nor was it backed by a wealthy institution. It was the work of a man of relentless energy, with no private fortune It is a story without equal in the whole history of publishing" (Great Books and Book Collectors, 210-13). The Ferruginous Thrush is plate 116 of the 435 engravings Audubon produced.Light wear to left margin where this sheet was originally bound in with others. Print clean and fine. A dramatic, bold and desirable original Audubon print. [Attributes: First Edition]

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        Le livre de tous les ménages ou l'art de conserver pendant plusieurs anné EDITION ORIGINALE

      Paris: Barrois l'ainé, 1831. Fine. Barrois l'ainé, Paris 1831, 12,5x20,5cm, relié. - Fourth edition, partly original, revised and expanded new processes, experiences and observations nouvelles.binding sheepskin half hazelnut, flat spine decorated with gilt double fillets and fillets intersecting cold, three tiny holes and two small gaps a bit, scuffs on flat marbled paper, corners rubbed, blue slices, binding of époque.Agréable almost free of any internal state rousseur.Exemplaire full well the 4-folding plates in fine. --- Please note that the translation in english is done automatically, we apologize if the formulas are inaccurate. Contact us for any information! - [FRENCH VERSION FOLLOWS] Quatrième édition, en partie originale, revue et augmentée de procédés nouveaux, d'expériences et d'observations nouvelles. Reliure en demi basane noisette, dos lisse orné de doubles filets dorés et de filets entrecroisés à froid, trois minuscules trous et deux petits manques sur un mors, épidermures sur les plats de papier marbré, coins frottés, tranches bleues, reliure de l'époque. Agréable état intérieur quasi exempt de toute rousseur. Exemplaire bien complet de sa 4 planches dépliantes in-fine.

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        Prise d'Ulmm, par l'Armée Francaise, sous les Ordres de Napoléon le Grand le 26 Vendemiaire, An 14:18 Octobre 1805. 23,000 Prisonniers. Le Général en Chef, 17 Généraux, Fuite du Prince Ferdinand. Zeigt die Einnahme von Ulm durch die französische Armee, Napoleon und Vordergrund, im Hintergrund Ulm mit dem noch unvollendeten Münsterturm.

      Kupferstich von Le Beau (Pierre Adrien Le Beau 1748 bis ? Thieme-Becker XXII, 500) nach B. Pecheux (Benoit Pécheux 1779 bis 1831 Thieme-Becker XXVI, 334, mit Erwähnung des Bildes). Paris, Jean, ohne Jahr (ca. 1810). - Oben rechts gestochene Nummer 36. Gerahmt in einem breiten, zeitgenössischen Palisanderholzrahmen mit altem Glas (Rahmenaußenmaß ca. 60 x 72,5 cm). Blatt professionell gereinigt, kleine hinterlegte Einrisse. Ca. 35,5 x 53,5 cm (Darstellung ohne Schrift), ca. 43,5 x 56 cm (Blattgröße).

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        Collezioni delle Leggi Costituzioni Editti Proclami ecc. per gli Stati Estensi.

      Modena, per gli Eredi Soliani Tipografi Reali. Un volume in 8vo; cartone rigido coevo con antico rinforzo al dorso. Legati in un unico volume: tomo XVI anno 1831; tomo XVII anno 1832; tomo XVIII anni 1833 - 1834; tomo XIX anno 1835; tomo XX e tomo XXI anni 1836 e 1837; tomo XXII anni 1838 e 1839; Leggi e Costituzioni del 1840; tomo XXIII anni 1842 e 1843. Nel tomo del 1831 è pubblicata la grida del 4 febbraio 1831, Francesco IV ringrazia i cittadini per non aver aiutato CIRO MENOTTI ed i suoi nella rivolta del 3 Febbraio e descrive l?arresto nella casa in Corso Canalgrande. Seguono gli altri bandi sempre sui moti del 1831, come quella contro tutti gli EBREI residenti nel Ducato perchè hanno aiutato i rivoluzionari. Axs

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        ORATION DELIVERED BY FRANCIS S. KEY, ESQ., IN THE ROTONDO OF THE CAPITOL OF THE U. STATES, ON THE FOURTH OF JULY, 1831.

      [1831], [washington : S. N. ] 1831 - 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 16 pages; Octavo (22.4cm) , Pamphlet . Disbound, American imprints 7842. LCCN: 17-022835. OCLC: 9697713. BAL 11086. Sabin 37666. NOT AT HARVARD NOR YALE. Light waterstaining on caption title page. Contemporary ownership signature. Top third mildly crumpled. EXCESSIVELY RARE.

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        Gran Logia Nacion Mexicana, y pira de los Yorkinos

      [colophon: Mexico: Oficina del C. Alejandro Valdes Folio (31.5 cm; 12.25"). 4 pp.. ca. 1831] Satirical pamphlet concerning the loss of political influence of the Yorkino (Yorquino) branch of Masonry in Mexico and the ascendancy of the Scottish branch — and concomitantly of Gen. Santa Anna. The text is in double-column format below a large copper engraving that is renowned as => one of the earliest politico-satirical "cartoons" created and printed in Mexico. Unsigned, this is entitled "El Torrente Flegueton" and features skeletons, bats, a demon, harpies, etc. The text supposedly describes the elaborate final funeral pyre that the Yorkinos constructed in the shape of a Solomonic temple with statues, each element of which is explained poetically via either an "oda," romancillo, "decima, or "anacreontica." On the scarcity of early Mexican politico-satirical engravings and woodcuts, Helia Bonilla writes, "Interesa también señalar que, entre la muy escasa producción de estampas satíricas que circularon durante la época, hay al menos otras tres que salieron de la imprenta de Valdés" and => this is one of those three. As to the date of printing, the Sutro library assigns [1832?], the British Library [1834?], and several Mexican scholars opt for ca. 1828. 1834 is impossible as Valdes died in 1832. We suspect the date to be 1830 to 1832. Searches of NUC, WorldCat, COPAC, CCPB, and the OPACs of the Mexican National Library and CONDUMEX locate one copy in the U.S., one in Britain, and one in Spain. Folded as issued, apparently never sewn or bound in a volume; old repairs to fore- and upper inner margins not touching text or image. Eight pin-type wormholes in margins and and text, costing nine letters but certainly not impairing ability to read and understand; some age-toning, soiling, and scattered bug-spotting. Overall, a rather good copy of an uncommon and important item.

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        Important ALS from the Flogging Parson

      Parramatta: 29 April, 1831. Two-page ALS in Marsden's hand,on watermarked paper, 325 x 200 mm., original red wax seal, old folds; stamp for the Parramatta post office, very good. A letter from the aging and indefatigable Marsden to the pastoralists' agent, George Ranken agreeing to terms, presumably for the leasing of a property.In his tenure as Chaplain to the Colony and incumbent of St John's Parramatta, Marsden had become a wealthy man and a considerable landowner. He was, that is, a controversial figure in New South Wales: most stinging were the charges levelled at him by Governor Macquarie and William Wentworth to which Marsden had responded in his An Answer to Certain Calumnies in the Late Governor Macquarie's Pamphlet, and the Third Edition of Mr. Wentworth's Account of Australasia (London, 1826).This letter is written after Marsden's sixth and penultimate visit to New Zealand from March to May 1830. He had visited for the first time with his daughter Mary and at some personal cost 'played a vital part in restoring peace between the rival armies in the bloody Girls' War. A no less significant move was to set up a farm at Waimate North, to render the settlers less dependent on uncertain and expensive supplies from New South Wales and to set an example of peaceful, constructive industry. He threw himself into the work of teaching the small groups of anxious young inquirers who visited him in the evenings, and preaching in Maori to the crowds who gathered round him wherever he went.' (Dictionary of New Zealand Biography). Marsden had, with the backing of the Church Missionary Society, established the Church in New Zealand, and was responsible for transforming the Maori economy and making way for the annexation of New Zealand by the British.In the wake of this visit, Marsden appears anxious for Kinghorne, (Alexander Kinghorne, the Civil Engineer of the Colony) to visit New Zealand as soon as possible and to organise the establishment of a mill, to further ensure the growth of a stable society and a self-sustaining economy. The letter underlines the difficulties of distance and terrain-his beloved son Charles (who was largely to dissipate his father's bequest) is to travel to Bathurst as soon as the flooded South Creek Bridge will allow. The bridge, first built in 1813 by convict labour, was near Windsor on the Hawkesbury.Marsden had a gentler reputation in New Zealand, for whilst stern and pious he had shown great energy in the establishment of the first school and opposing trade in arms.Letters by Marsden are important and rare on the market and this is a very good, late example.G Ranken Esq.BathurstParramatta 29th April 1831Dear Sir,I received your note and will agree to the terms Mr. R[anken] finalises viz. £50 per annum Stirling-my son Charles will be up as soon as the rain will allow him. We have very heavy rain-the floods have carried away several of the bridges amongst them the South Creek Bridge-I will write [...] to Mr Kinghorne about going to New Zealand. He must go as soon as he conveniently can-I must leave the matter to him what kind of a mill to build there a single motion I think would answer but he will be a better judge than I shall.I remain,d[ea]r SirYours very truly,Samuel Marsden.

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        Observations upon the prophecies of Daniel

      London: James Nisbet, &T. Stevenson, Cambridge 8vo (23.5 cm; 9"). [1] f., xii, 250 pp.. 1831 Third edition. In addition to being a physicist, mathematician, and natural philosopher, Sir Isaac Newton was something of a Biblical scholar as well, as shown by the present exegesis on apocalyptic texts. His analysis generally reads as being practical in nature — as the New Catholic Encyclopedia (X, 428) says, "Newton's writings on apocalyptical prophecies were not mystical or millenarian in any sense, but more exercises in deciphering cryptograms." They comport with our sense of him as someone who believed in the scientific method! "A new edition, with the citations translated, and notes by P. Borthwick . . . of Downing College, Cambridge. Publisher's quarter green cloth with paper-covered boards. Rebacked in sympathetic cloth and new paper label (antique style) applied. Boards show age-stains and wear but are solid. Old library pressure-stamp on title-page. In an open back slipcase of green library cloth; spine of box with author, title, and call number in gilt. A nice copy, sound for reading.

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        Virgille virai an borguignon Choix des plus beaux livres de l'Enéide sui

      Dijon: Imprimerie de Frantin, 1831. Fine. Imprimerie de Frantin, Dijon 1831, In 12 (10x16,5cm), XLVIII, 323PP. (4), relié. - New edition, printed in 244 copies. The original has published three books, 1718-1720. Sheepskin Half green Restore corners. Back to nerves decorated monatiques irons and rollers. Rubbing on spine, corners and joint. Burlesque translation of Virgil dialect bourguignon. The notes and the long preface to this edition are valuable. Book that will interest bibliophiles long. --- Please note that the translation in english is done automatically, we apologize if the formulas are inaccurate. Contact us for any information! - [FRENCH VERSION FOLLOWS] Nouvelle édition, tirée à 244 exemplaires. L'originale ayant paru en trois livres, de 1718 à 1720. Reliure en demi basane verte Restauration à coins. Dos à nerfs orné de fers monatiques et de roulettes. Frottements aux coiffes, coins et mors. Traduction burlesque de Virgile en dialecte bourguignon. Les notes et la longue préface de cette édition sont précieux. Livre qui aura longtemps l'intérêt des bibliophiles. NB : Cet ouvrage est disponible à la librairie sur demande sous 48 heures.

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        Hand- Atlas über alle Theile der Erde nach dem neuesten Zustande und über das Weltgebäude.

      Gotha, Justus Perthes, (1831).. 4°. 1 gest. Titel (Gotha und Umgebung 1825) und 71 grenzkolorierte, gest. Karten. Hldr.d.Zt., nachgebunden. Einband berieben, Ecken bestossen. Rücken am oberen und unteren Kapital kl. Einrisse..

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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. [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        [BWV 236]. Messe No. 2 in G für vier Singstimmen mit Orchester=Begleitung... Clavierauszug von H. Gleichauf. Preis 5 Franc. [Preis] der 4 Singstimmen allein 2 Fr: 50 C.s. [Piano-vocal score for SATB]

      Bonn: N. Simrock [PN 2911]. [1831]. Oblong folio. Modern dark blue half morocco with marbled boards, titling gilt to spine. [1-2] (title), 3-36 pp. Engraved. Ca. 100 mm. archival repair to tear to title page; annotation in pencil to head of first page of music: "1736, aus Kantaten!"; two slashes in pencil to outer margin of p. 23. A very good copy overall. . First Edition. Schmieder, 2nd edition, p. 393. Hoboken 1, 24. Not in Hirsch. RISM BB434a (2 copies only, at the Staatsbibliothek Berlin and the Newberry Library, Chicago). Three more copies in WorldCat (Sächsische Staatsbibliotkek, Dresden, OCLC 314901869; University of Glasgow, OCLC 181892137; Yale University, OCLC 19236037). Three more copies at Universität der Künste, Berlin; Bach-Archiv, Leipzig; ?-sterreichische Nationalbibliothek, Vienna (ex Hoboken). Date after Schmieder; other sources date the work to 1834. The full score was first published, by Simrock, in 1828. The full score of the opening chorus had been published much earlier in part 2 of Friedrich Wilhelm Marpurg's treatise Abhandlung von der Fuge (Berlin: Haude and Spener, 1754). One of Bach's four "Lutheran" masses consisting of Kyrie and Gloria only. Arnold Schering's opinion that Bach composed these masses for Count Franz Anton von Sporck (1662-1738), whose residence was in Lissa (Lysa), Bohemia, has been rejected by more recent Bach scholarship. The six movements are based on movements from earlier cantatas: Kyrie after opening chorus of BWV 179 (1723); Gloria in excelsis after opening chorus of BWV 79 (1725); Gratias agimus after fifth movement of BWV 138; Domine Deus after fifth movement of BWV 79 (1725); Quoniam after third movement of BWV 179 (1723); Cum sancto Spiritu after the opening chorus of BWV 17 (1726).

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        Magazijn van Tuin-Sieraden; of verzameling van modellen van aanleg en sieraad, voor groote en kleine lust-hoven, voornamelijk van dezulke die, met weinig kosten, te maken zijn.

      Zaltbommel: Johannes Noman en Zoon, [1831]. - 4to., (11 ¼ x 9 ¼ inches). Hand-colored vignette title page. 190 engraved plates with original hand color (very slightly toned). Late 19th-century half black morocco, the smooth spine separated into five gilt-ruled compartments, gilt lettered in one (extremities bumped, one or two pale stains), preserved in a modern clamshell box. Provenance: 19th-century book label of Hendrik Gramer, an architect from Rotterdam, on the title page. Estate of William McCarty-Cooper, his sale, Christie's, 25 January 1992, Sale 7402, Lot 78. Third edition, first published in Amsterdam in 1802. With 190 EXTREMELY FINE engravings with ORIGINAL HAND COLOR. This beautifully illustrated volume "is a unique document for those seeking a deeper understanding of the development of the landscape garden in the Netherlands around the year 1800. No other work of this kind was published at the time in Holland, and no publication gives a better visual overview of what was a crucial and complex transitional moment in Dutch garden history. "It was precisely at this moment that Dutch gardens underwent major changes, with traditional formal gardens being replaced gradually by informal landscape gardens. Gardens laid out in this period - from roughly 170 to 1820 - belong to what is defined as the Early Landscape Garden period in the Netherlands. Irregular features characteristic of the English landscape garden - undulating grounds with artificial hills and valleys; winding paths; curvilinear bodies of water; ponds with little rounded islands; and wooded areas densely planted with a combination of trees, shrubs, and exotic flowers - were adopted only hesitatingly in Holland; as a result, the Early Landscape Garden is a transitional style drawing from both the formal and informal garden-design traditions. Initially, only basic landscape-garden elements were introduced, such as winding paths and rounded ponds. These were applied to the geometrical grid of formal, seventeenth-century layouts, with most gardens retaining their rectilinear framework of canals and their symmetrical inner arrangements. In the first decade of the nineteenth century, as the principles of landscape gardening came to be more widely understood, a reaction against the partial rigidity of the Early Landscape Garden is noticeable. Landowners begin to embrace a more spatially conceived, all-encompassing approach to landscape design, resulting in the development of the Mature Landscape Garden style. Characteristic features of landscape gardens, including undulating ground parcels, randomly grouped trees, and curvilinear bodies of water, were applied more boldly and throughout the entire layout of an estate. The publication of Van Laar's 'Storehouse of Garden Ornaments' greatly stimulated the development of landscape gardening in Holland. For us today, it provides a visual encyclopedia of the Early Landscape Garden style from one of its most noteworthy contemporary practitioners. "The aesthetic changes in the arena of garden design documented in Van Laar's work occurred in a sociopolitical period in post-Revolutionary Europe that was also a time of great transition. During the late eighteenth and early nineteenth century, Holland suffered serious economic hardships, the destruction and abandonment of many estates, and general neglect under ever-changing governments. These shifts are directly articulated by Van Laar. Permutations of the title of his work reflect the changing historical landscape. The first edition referred to Holland as a 'Republiek' in the subtitle (referring to the Batavian republic existing at the time); later editions use the term empire ('Keizerrijk') or kingdom ('Koningrijk'), reflecting the period when Holland was annexed to France under Louis Bonaparte (1806-10), before achieving independence as a kingdom under civilian rule (1814) "Van Laar's book is an excellent showcase for examining Holland's response to specifically Romantic notions of nature, landscape, and gardening. In [Attributes: First Edition]

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        Le rouge et le noir EDITION ORIGINALE

      Paris: A. Levavasseur, 1831. Fine. A. Levavasseur, Paris 1831, 12,5x19,5cm, 2 volumes reliés sous étuis. - First edition, very rare and highly sought according to Clouzot. 750 copies have been printed, all on current paper. Full blue maroquin leather binding, decorated with two cartridges and inlaid with red morocco, gilt head and tail strips, casters gold on the caps; gold chain and frieze framing Cold boards; golden on the cuts, all edges gilt chain; inner wheel guards of handmade paper, cases lined with blue morocco night, romantic pastiche binding signed Semet and Plumelle. Title designed by Henry Monnier, some restorations and discrete small angular gaps. Handwritten ex-dono on the back of the last page of the second volume: "A Monsieur Villardet aide major au Fort de l'Ecluse le 4 8bre 1836. Dupin Capitaine de la 18ème demi brigade." Fort l'Ecluse is located in the department of Ain, near the Doubs where a big part of the Rouge et le Noir takes place. Le Rouge et le Noir, begun under the Restauration, wascompleted only four months after the July Revolution of 1830 and has been published only in the last weeks of 1830. All the contemporary critics praised the exceptional qualities of this novel, however, even the laudators were shocked by the sharp criticism of society and by the Jacobinism of Julien Sorel. Very rare first edition of this classic of French literature, very nice copy set in a spectacular binding by Semet & Plumelle. --- Please note that the translation in english is done automatically, we apologize if the formulas are inaccurate. Contact us for any information! - [FRENCH VERSION FOLLOWS] Edition originale, très rare et très recherchée selon Clouzot. Elle a été tirée à 750 exemplaires, tous sur papier d'édition.   Reliure en plein maroquin bleu nuit à grain long, dos lisses ornés de deux cartouches richement décorés et incrustés de maroquin rouge, frises dorées en tête et queue, roulettes dorées sur les coiffes ; chaînette dorée et frise d'encadrement à froid sur les plats ; chaînette dorée sur les coupes, toutes tranches dorées ; roulette intérieure, gardes de papier à la cuve, étuis bordés de maroquin bleu nuit, reliure romantique pastiche signée de Semet et Plumelle.  Vignettes de titres dessinées par Henry Monnier, quelques discrètes restaurations et petits manques angulaires sans gravité.   Ex-dono manuscrit au verso du dernier feuillet du second tome : « à Monsieur Villardet aide major au Fort de l'Ecluse le 4 8bre 1836. Dupin Capitaine de la 18ème demi brigade. » Le Fort de l'Ecluse est situé dans le département de l'Ain, non loin du Doubs où se déroule une grande partie du Rouge et le Noir, particularité qui dut plaire à l'aide major du fort.   Le Rouge et le Noir, commencé sous la Restauration, ne fut achevé que quatre mois après la Révolution de Juillet 1830 et ne parut que dans les dernières semaines de 1830. Tous les critiques de l'époque louèrent les exceptionnelles qualités de ce roman, cependant même les plus encenseurs furent choqués de la vive critique de la société et du jacobinisme de Julien Sorel. Très rare édition originale de ce grand classique de la littérature française, très bel exemplaire établi dans une magnifique reliure de Semet & Plumelle. 

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        Republican Cliff Swallow

      Edinburgh 1831 - Oil on millboard, R. Davy label on verso. Approximately 18 1/2 x 11 1/4 inches. Framed. An important original oil painting from the Audubon/Kidd collaboration. In 1827, while in Edinburgh supervising the engraving of the first part of the double-elephant folio Birds of America , John James Audubon met a young landscape artist named Joseph Bartholomew Kidd, whom the engraver Lizars had employed to more artistically finish the sky in the background behind one of Audubon's birds. Audubon would write in his journal on 1 March 1827 of Kidd: "I admired him for his talents at so early a period of his life, he being only nineteen. What would I have been now if equally gifted by nature at that age?" In the winter of 1831, Audubon would commission Kidd to copy some of his watercolours in oil and paint in the backgrounds, with the intention of holding an exhibition of the oils, selling the paintings and dividing the proceeds. In July 1831, Audubon sent to Kidd 67 drawings "to be painting in oil by him for one pound each." A notice in an 1832 issue of the Caldedonian Mercury details the plan: "About a year ago Audubon conceived the grand idea of a Natural History Gallery of Paintings, and entered into an agreement with Mr. Kidd to copy all his drawings of the same size, and in oil, leaving to the taste of that excellent artist to add such backgrounds as might give them a more pictorial effect. In the execution of such of these as Mr. Kidd has finished, he has not only preserved all the vivacious character of the originals, but he has greatly heightened their beauty, by the general tone and appropriate feeling which he has preserved and carried throughout his pictures." Although Audubon had intended to have Kidd reproduce all his drawings in oil for the exhibition, the project was never completed. Kidd was among those at the sale of Lord Elgin's pictures in March 1833 when the floor gave way. Kidd's injuries seem to have prevented him from his work and engendered a financial dispute with Audubon. By December of that year, Audubon advised his son Victor to "take all the pictures from him by goodwill or otherwise and give him no more originals to copy." Kidd delivered to Audubon 94 paintings in all; approximately 60 are extant, including those in the collections at Harvard, the American Museum of Natural History, Princeton, the National Gallery, Yale, the Metropolitan Museum of Art and others. This Audubon image depicts a male (bottom) and female (top) Cliff Swallow (Petrochelidon pyrrhonota) among a cluster of nests, one with a young bird peeking its head out, affixed to a rocky outcrop. The image would appear in the Havell edition in 1829 as plate 68, based on a watercolour by Audubon accomplished in Cincinnati in 1820. See Audubon's Ornithological Biography I:pp. 353-357 for his description of the bird and their curious nests and his encounter with them near New Port, Kentucky. As usual with the Audubon/Kidd oils, the work is unsigned and undated. This painting remained in the possession of the Audubon family until 1863, when Lucy Audubon (the daughter of J.W. Audubon and Maria Bachman) gave it to her grandson Mark F. Zinck, whose signature is on the verso of the board. Fries, The Double Elephant Folio: The Story of Audubon's Birds of America (Chicago: 1973), pp. 360-367. [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        Observations upon the prophecies of Daniel

      London: James Nisbet, &T. Stevenson, Cambridge 8vo (23.5 cm; 9"). [1] f., xii, 250 pp.. 1831 Third edition. In addition to being a physicist, mathematician, and natural philosopher, Sir Isaac Newton was something of a Biblical scholar as well, as shown by the present exegesis on apocalyptic texts. His analysis generally reads as being practical in nature — as the New Catholic Encyclopedia (X, 428) says, "Newton's writings on apocalyptical prophecies were not mystical or millenarian in any sense, but more exercises in deciphering cryptograms." They comport with our sense of him as someone who believed in the scientific method! "A new edition, with the citations translated, and notes by P. Borthwick . . . of Downing College, Cambridge. Publisher's quarter green cloth with paper-covered boards. Rebacked in sympathetic cloth and new paper label (antique style) applied. Boards show age-stains and wear but are solid. Old library pressure-stamp on title-page. In an open back slipcase of green library cloth; spine of box with author, title, and call number in gilt. A nice copy, sound for reading.

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        Christa-Sangita or the Sacred History of Lord Jesus Christ in sanscrit verse, book I.- The infancy,

      Calcutta, Bishop'College, printed by J. Sykes 1831, - 8vo, LXXVII (preface and supplementary note) + 130 pp. in sanscrit, full paper modern binding, leather title lable on spine, gilt title. First edition (second edition 1837). Sanscrit devanagari. William Hodge Mill (1792-1853), churchman and orientalist, was the first principal of Bishop's College, founded in 1820 in Calcutta. He was also a leading member of the Bengal Asiatic Society. The book II- the earlier ministry was published in 1834. Good clean copy. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        [BWV 236] Messe No 2 in G für vier Singstimmen mit Orchester=Begleitung Clavierauszug von H Gleichauf Preis 5 Franc [Preis] der 4 Singstimmen allein 2 Fr: 50 C s [Piano-vocal score for SATB]

      Bonn: N. Simrock [PN 2911]. [1831]. Oblong folio. Modern dark blue half morocco with marbled boards, titling gilt to spine. [1-2] (title), 3-36 pp. Engraved. Ca. 100 mm. archival repair to tear to title page; annotation in pencil to head of first page of music: "1736, aus Kantaten!"; two slashes in pencil to outer margin of p. 23. A very good copy overall. . First Edition. Schmieder, 2nd edition, p. 393. Hoboken 1, 24. Not in Hirsch. RISM BB434a (2 copies only, at the Staatsbibliothek Berlin and the Newberry Library, Chicago). Three more copies in WorldCat (Sächsische Staatsbibliotkek, Dresden, OCLC 314901869; University of Glasgow, OCLC 181892137; Yale University, OCLC 19236037). Three more copies at Universität der Künste, Berlin; Bach-Archiv, Leipzig; Österreichische Nationalbibliothek, Vienna (ex Hoboken). Date after Schmieder; other sources date the work to 1834. The full score was first published, by Simrock, in 1828. The full score of the opening chorus had been published much earlier in part 2 of Friedrich Wilhelm Marpurg's treatise Abhandlung von der Fuge (Berlin: Haude and Spener, 1754). One of Bach's four "Lutheran" masses consisting of Kyrie and Gloria only. Arnold Schering's opinion that Bach composed these masses for Count Franz Anton von Sporck (1662-1738), whose residence was in Lissa (Lysa), Bohemia, has been rejected by more recent Bach scholarship. The six movements are based on movements from earlier cantatas: Kyrie after opening chorus of BWV 179 (1723); Gloria in excelsis after opening chorus of BWV 79 (1725); Gratias agimus after fifth movement of BWV 138; Domine Deus after fifth movement of BWV 79 (1725); Quoniam after third movement of BWV 179 (1723); Cum sancto Spiritu after the opening chorus of BWV 17 (1726).

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        Untersuchungen über den Effekt einiger in Rheinland-Westphalen bestehenden Wasserwerke.

      Berlin, Petsch 1831. - 2 Tle. in 1 Band und Tafelband, zus. 2 Bände. Textband: Mit 1 gefalt. Tabelle. Tit., 222 S., 1 Bl. - Tafelband: Mit 12 meist mehrfach gefalt. Kupfertafeln. Marmorierter Pappband d. Zt. 27 x 21 cm (Textband) und HLdr. d. Zt. mit eingeb. gefalt. vord. Orig.-Umschlag. 29 x 28 cm. Engelmann, Bibl.-mech.-techn., 86. - Einzige Ausgabe der interessanten Studie über die Effizienz der Wasserkraftnutzung und deren Verbesserung, überwiegend bezogen auf Hammerwerke, ferner für Metallbereitung, Getreide-, Papier- und Walkmühlen. - Titel des Textbandes verso gestempelt, eine Tafel gestempelt. Der Tafelband berieben und bestoßen. Tls. etwas gebräunt. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        IVORY (James) On the Grounds of the Method Which Laplace Has Given in the Second Chapter of the Third Book of His Mecanique Celeste for Computing the Attractions of Spheroids of Every Description, pp.1-45,

      - Presented within the complete volume of the Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society, Vol 102. * Ivory comments on the methods used by Laplace and substitutes analytical methods for some of Laplace's geometrical considerations. "Ivory's scientific reputation, for which he was awarded many honours during his lifetime, including knighthood of the Order of the Guelphs, Civil Division (1831), was founded on the ability to understand and comment the work of the French analysts rather than any great originality of his own. Ivory's work, conducted with great industry over a long period, helped to foster in England a new interest in the application of analysis to physical problems." (DSB VII. p. 37). Presented within the complete volume of the Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society, Vol 102, Parts I and II (complete), bound in one volume for 1812, comprising, vi, 420, (11)pp large quarto, with 18 engraved plates, morocco backed library cloth (front board detached) with a neat unlinked library name stamp on general title, foot of last leaves and occasionally elsewhere, also an inked library stamp verso title, a good copy, London, Bulmer, sold by Nicol, printers to the Royal Society,1809. * A FULL LIST OF CONTENTS OF THIS VOLUME SENT ON REQUEST. Other papers include: BRANDE (William Thomas) Chemical Researches on the Blood, and Some Other Animal Fluids, pp.90-114; HERSCHEL (William) Observations of a Comet, with Remarks on the Construction of Its Different Parts, pp.115-143; WITH: Observations of a Second Comet, with Remarks on Its Construction, pp.229-237; HENRY (William) Additional Experiments on the Muriatic and Oxymuriatic Acids, pp.238-246; DAVY (Humphry) On Some Combinations of Phosphorus and Sulphur, and on Some Other Subjects of Chemical Inquiry, pp.405-415.

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        Life and Surprising Adventures of Robinson Crusoe, of York, Mariner, The

      1831. Robinson Crusoe Illustrated by George Cruikshank[CRUIKSHANK, George, Illustrator], DEFOE, Daniel. 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 edition with the George Cruikshank illustrations. Two small octavo volumes (6 9/16 x 4 1/16 inches; 166 x 104 mm.). [viii], xvi, 434, [1, imprint, verso blank]; [ii], 406 pp. Two engraved frontispieces and thirty-eight woodcut illustrations in the text. Bound without the half-title to volume two. Bound by Zaehnsdorf ca. 1920 for Bartlett & Co., Boston (stamp-signed on verso of front endleaves) in full polished tan calf, covers with double gilt rules, spines with five raised bands, decoratively tooled in compartments, two dark green morocco gilt lettering labels, gilt board edges and turn-ins, all edges gilt, gray endpapers. A fine set."It may have been some compensation to George Cruikshank that publishers were fighting to secure his services for illustrated fiction. Robinson Crusoe was the particular bone of contention. Cruikshank started designing woodblocks for a lavishly produced reprint in 1830. Crusoe was a novel he loved. He may have designed seven woodcuts for one of the many chapbook versions that proliferated in the early nineteenth century. He certainly did a "Handsome Engraved [e.g., etched] Frontispiece" for a one-volume edition published by T. Hughes in 1819, then added five more etchings for a rival edition bound from the same sheets that Fairburn issued the same year. These were the first substantial illustrations since 1790, when Stockdale published an edition with engravings after Stothard. Crusoe had also received treatment in oils from Stothard, who exhibited his paintings at the Royal Academy in 1808. Perhaps the fact that Defoe's novel had furnished subjects for both graphic and Academy pictures prompted Cruikshank to tackle the subject anew. In 1830 John Murray provided the opportunity. After a few weeks, George drew twenty pounds from him in partial payment for designs already made. At this time, Thomas Roscoe was starting up his Novelist's Library as a competitor to Murray's Family Library. He wanted to begin with Crusoe and Cruikshank. Then John Major bid for the artist's services for his edition of the same title. Murray bowed out for some reason, but Cruikshank still had to obtain a release from Roscoe. "Mr. Major has directed me to proceed with the Drawing -- for Robinson Crusoe," he told Roscoe, "but I wish to know directly from you -- whether I am to do so or not -- & if I am to be paid by you." Roscoe and his publisher James Cochrane, came to some sort of understanding with Major and Cruikshank, publishing the first title in Roscoe's series with illustrations by Jacob George Strutt instead. Simultaneously they bound the artist to them for the remainder of the series.Crusoe was a classic self-help text. It had flourished in crude illustrated editions for a century. The anonymous woodcuts had been used over and over; one set was offered for miscellaneous decorations by a printer's supplier. The plates had been standardized, as had the style of Crusoe's skins. Abridged versions of the novel reposed in many nurseries. Major aimed to restore the full text and produce an edition that deserved "a place in the library of every scholar and man of taste." He wanted Cruikshank's plates to stand comparison not just with the chapbook images but with "the celebrated Series by the admirable Stothard." (Robert L. Patten. George Cruikshank's Life Times and Art, volume 1, pp. 335-336)Cohn, 229

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        Masken-Anzüge zu Polter-Abenden und Bällen

      1831. first edition. An Amazing Collection of Fascinating Illusionist DisguisesWith Twenty-Four Hand Colored Lithograph Plates - A Most Unusual WorkDORBECK, Franz Buchard. Masken-Anzüge zu Polter-Abenden und Bällen. [Masked-Suits for Concerts and Balls].Berlin: Verlag von Gebrüder Gropius, 1831. First and only edition. Octavo (9 3/8 x 6 1/4 inches; 239 x 159 mm.). [iv], Twenty-four magnificent hand-colored lithograph plates (without captions) representing illusions for Weddings and Balls. The plates are in pairs, the first plate shows the disguise or illusion in full - the second plate shows how the illusion was produced. Publisher's original drab boards titled in black, neatly rebacked to style, board edges worn. The introduction (in German) roughly translates as follows: The circumstances of this booklet of 'Masks and Suits' requires no further explanation, because when the second sheet is referred to, it is shown how the illusion is done.An amazing collection of fascinating illusionist disguises - a most unusual work - we have never seen nor heard of it before.The colored plates:1-2. Old woman giving a man a 'Piggy-back'.3-4. Old Monk with a 'straw' lady on his back.5-6. Dwarf with a large head has another man seated cross-legged on top of his head.7-8. A man with the top half of his body facing forward, whilst the lower half is facing backward.9-10. A man seen mending some cloth while seated on a large table.11-12. A man (Bacchus) sitting astride a wine barrel .13-14. A carnival character 'riding' a costume horse.15-16. A man with two heads and three legs.17-18. An old woman with a masked man riding on her back in a wicker basket. 19-20. A man seen walking on his hands.21-22. A 'man' made of wine or beer barrels.23-24. A fierce looking magician or sorcerer.We have located only one other copy at the Staatsbibliothek zu Berlin.Lipperheide 3173.

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        Observations, &c.; A Letter to Lord John Russell on Reform in Parliament; The Revolution of Thirty-One; The King can do no Wrong

      London, England: C. J. G. and F. Rivington, 1831. Between 1831 and 1832 three different sets of bills aimed at reforming the English representative system were considered by Parliament. Offered here is a group of four pamphlets, handsomely bound in one volume, in opposition to the reform movement. First edition thus. Printed variously by Gilbert and Rivington, W. Clowes, and Maurice and Co, London. Contemporary half-leather binding in medium brown polished calf, with crisp gilt-stamped rules to the hubbed spine, the spine with a green morocco title label. Tiny amount of chipping to the spine head, unbumped tail, and with rather sharp if lightly abraded corners. The hardboards in marbled brown paper with scuffing front and back. In the main a clean and presentable binding. Hinges feel strong and text block firmly bound in. 8.5 x 5.25 inches. With dark brown paper pastedowns and FEPs. ]1], 80, 46, 36, 16 and [1] numbered pages. The first blank FEP with the blindstamp of Castle Newe, Strathdon, Aberdeenshire, Scotland. Handsome 20th century B&W bookplate of the American character actor Edward Everett Horton to the front pastedown. Observations, &c., with contemporary inscription at top "Written by Mr. Croker 1831." This is perhaps conservative politician John Wilson Croker, opponent of reform. Letter to Lord John Russell inscribed "From the Author" at top of title-page (slightly shaved). Professional repair to horizontal tear at pp. 79-80, and pp. 14-15 of The King with a small amount of underlining and marginal wavy lines in black ink. Else a very clean copy and still rather tight. A Very Good Minus copy. Extremely scarce in any condition. "The Representation of the People Act 1832 was an Act of Parliament which introduced wide-ranging changes to the electoral system of England and Wales. There had been calls for reform long before 1832, but without success. The Act which finally succeeded was proposed by the Whigs, led by the Prime Minister Charles Grey, 2nd Earl Grey. It met with significant opposition from the Pittite factions in Parliament which had long governed the country; opposition was especially pronounced in the House of Lords. Nevertheless the bill was eventually passed, mainly due to public pressure." The content of the essays might strike the modern reader as reactionary rhetoric imbued here and there with Jesuitical cleverness. The tone might variously appear paternalistic, pompous, tedious, hyperbolic or alarmist. Pretending to make an argument from reason, the essays for the most part put on display the umbrage of the powerful and privileged at the notion of ceding any of their electoral or franchise authority. Regarding the second essay, John Russell [b. 17 August 1792 d. 28 May 1878] was the third son of the sixth Duke of Bedford. On 1 March 1831, Lord John Russell brought forward the Reform Bill [first of three] in the House of Commons on the government's behalf.. First Edition Thus. Half-Leather. Very Good Minus. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.

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        Autograph letter signed "J N Hummel" to the publisher Carl Friedrich Peters

      Weimar. October 6, 1831. One page. Quarto (250 x 200 mm). Dated Weimar, October 6, 1831. Notated in black ink. With integral autograph address panel with sender's address: "Weimar den 6. Octbr 1831. J. N. Hummel" and recipient's note: "empf[angen] den 8 Do." In German (with translation). Hummel thanks Peters for sending complimentary copies of a recently-published composition, returns a signed contact, and responds to an inquiry concerning the copyright of his works published by other companies, especially Artaria in Vienna. "I have received your esteemed letter of September 16 of this year alongside the two complimentary copies of the Variations, and I send you my best thanks. The error of the designation 'Op. 120,' as committed by HF Farrenc, cannot be of any consequence to you because it is not the title but the work that matters. Enclosed please find the publisherÂ’s certificate signed by me as you have requested. With respect to the publishing rights of my compositions mentioned by you, [I will say] the following..." An annotated list of 13 works for piano by Hummel (including his opp. 3, 8, 34, 50, 52, 56, 57, 58, 65 and 76), published by Artaria and others, with comments on their publication, etc. follows. With pencilled annotations including identification in a different hand to foot of letter and "4 1/2 marks or $1.12 Bought at Berlin Germ[an]y Sept 2-1901" to upper left corner of verso. Early paper repairs to blank margins at former seal. Together with: A lithographic bust portrait in profile of the composer with credits, "Lordon delineavit," and caption, "J.N. Hummel, Né à Presbourg, en 1778 " with pencilled annotation to left margin: "I got this from Hummel's Nieces who were living in Hummels old home at Weimar Germany. Hummel & Beethoven were personal friends." Undated, but ca. 1830-40. Creased at folds and overall; edges frayed. . Carl Friedrich Peters (1779-1827), a bookseller in Leipzig, bought Hoffmeister and Kühnel's business in 1814. Peters began publishing music by Hummel in 1818, and his company continued to do so after his death; Hummel and Peters were personal friends. When writing the present letter, the celebrated composer and pianist Hummel had been kapellmeister at the court in Weimar for twelve years. He continued to live in Weimar until his death. The "variations" mentioned in the first sentence of the letter are Les charmes de London for piano, published by various companies in 1831 almost simultaneously. As the letter mentions, Farrenc in Paris used the incorrect opus number 120, which Peters corrected to 119.

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        Il Canal Grande di Venezia

      Venice: Tipografia di Commercio, 1831. Oblong folio, 12pp. text accompanied by two engraved frontispieces (one heightened with gold), title-page with engraved vignette, one map, and 48 superb plates, all with original hand-colouring; a fine copy in contemporary Venetian grained calf, gilt, spine lettered and ornately decorated in gilt, bright blue endpapers, silk marker. Superb coloured panorama of the Grand Canal, Venice. A fine and fresh copy, in its original Venetian binding, of this very charming and carefully coloured continuous panoramic view of the Grand Canal in Venice. The plates form a panorama of both sides of the Canal, with lithographed captions in the lower margins detailing all of the main buildings depicted.Antonio Quadri, 1777-1845, secretary to the Governor of Venice, produced several books on his city. These views of the Grand Canal were prepared for publication by the Venetian artist Dionisio Moretti (draughtsman and engraver, ?1790-?1834). The first version of the work appeared three years before this, in 1828, with the views arranged on facing pages (whereas in this edition they are more appropriately printed on rectos only). That first version seems not to have had the preliminary text present here, nor did it have the coloured title. The colouring of the plates appears to be a little less fine, and the actual arrangement of the plates shows some differences. (An online version of the earlier edition can be seen at http://www.splrarebooks.com).The first version also called for 60 plates on its title-page although only 47 in fact appeared: here the title-page correctly describes 48 plates , to which should be added two plates at the start showing respectively a gondola and the royal barge or Bucintoro, the latter appropriately heightened with gold. A pictorial title-page incorporates a vignette of the Rialto Bridge (by F. Zuani, after G. Borsato). A subsequent edition in 1838, printed on the Armenian press on the island of San Lazzaro, described itself as the second edition but was therefore in fact the third.The main series of 48 plates comprises firstly a map of the Grand Canal noting all the traghetti offering crossings of the canal, followed by plates 2-20 for the left or south side, and plates 21-48 for the much longer right or northern side of the canal.The urban landscape remains completely recognisable today, indeed is virtually unchanged in the nearly two centuries that have passed since Quadri made the drawings for his beautiful survey in the 1820s.A full list of the plates may be had on request.

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        AUSFLUG AN DEN NIEDERRHEIN

      Brockhaus 1831 - 2 volumes. [6], 316 and (4), 319, (1=Druckfehler) pp. Additional volume 1 has the frontispiece mentioned on title. Contemporary (original?) brown blindstamped cloth with gilt titles on spine. Pink endpapers. Edges sprinkled blue. A very clean copy. No copy in NCC. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Spain in 1830

      London: Whittaker, Treacher, and Co., 1831. First edition.. 2 volumes. Small 4to. ix,(1),400;xi,(1),402 pp. Contemporary polished calf boards, marbled edges; nicely rebacked in calf with spines in six compartments with raised bands, gilt rules, red leather lettering labels, gilt, and gilt author and volume numbers. Frontispiece of the Al-Hambra in Vol,.1 (lightly foxed). Original boards show light wear at edges, else this is a very good set. Scarce travel title covering Biscay to Madrid to Toledo. Not found in Cox. OCLC reports only a handful of copies, with the majority of the listing pointing to an electronic edition.

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        Observations, &c.; A Letter to Lord John Russell on Reform in Parliament; The Revolution of Thirty-One; The King can do no Wrong

      London, England: C. J. G. and F. Rivington, 1831. Between 1831 and 1832 three different sets of bills aimed at reforming the English representative system were considered by Parliament. Offered here is a group of four pamphlets, handsomely bound in one volume, in opposition to the reform movement. First edition thus. Printed variously by Gilbert and Rivington, W. Clowes, and Maurice and Co, London. Contemporary half-leather binding in medium brown polished calf, with crisp gilt-stamped rules to the hubbed spine, the spine with a green morocco title label. Tiny amount of chipping to the spine head, unbumped tail, and with rather sharp if lightly abraded corners. The hardboards in marbled brown paper with scuffing front and back. In the main a clean and presentable binding. Hinges feel strong and text block firmly bound in. 8.5 x 5.25 inches. With dark brown paper pastedowns and FEPs. ]1], 80, 46, 36, 16 and [1] numbered pages. The first blank FEP with the blindstamp of Castle Newe, Strathdon, Aberdeenshire, Scotland. Handsome 20th century B&W bookplate of the American character actor Edward Everett Horton to the front pastedown. Observations, &c.," with contemporary inscription at top "Written by Mr. Croker 1831." This is perhaps conservative politician John Wilson Croker, opponent of reform. Letter to Lord John Russell inscribed "From the Author" at top of title-page (slightly shaved). Professional repair to horizontal tear at pp. 79-80, and pp. 14-15 of The King with a small amount of underlining and marginal wavy lies in black ink. Else a very clean copy and still rather tight. A Very Good Minus copy. Extremely scarce in any condition. "The Representation of the People Act 1832 was an Act of Parliament which introduced wide-ranging changes to the electoral system of England and Wales. There had been calls for reform long before 1832, but without success. The Act which finally succeeded was proposed by the Whigs, led by the Prime Minister Charles Grey, 2nd Earl Grey. It met with significant opposition from the Pittite factions in Parliament which had long governed the country; opposition was especially pronounced in the House of Lords. Nevertheless the bill was eventually passed, mainly due to public pressure." The content of the essays might strike the modern reader as reactionary rhetoric imbued here and there with Jesuitical cleverness. The tone might variously appear paternalistic, pompous, tedious, hyperbolic or alarmist. Pretending to make an argument from reason, the essays for the most part put on display the umbrage of the powerful and privileged at the notion of ceding any of their electoral or franchise authority. Regarding the second essay, John Russell [b. 17 August 1792 d. 28 May 1878] was the third son of the sixth Duke of Bedford. On 1 March 1831, Lord John Russell brought forward the Reform Bill [first of three] in the House of Commons on the government's behalf.. First Edition Thus. Half-Leather. Very Good Minus. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.

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        Allgemeines Deutsches Kochbuch oder leicht verständliche Anweisung zum Kochen, Braten, Backen, Einmachen etc. Ein Handbuch für Alle, die ohne weitere Vorkenntnisse ihre Speisen wohlschmeckend, gesund und wohlfeil selbst zubereiten wollen.

      Hamburg Schubert & Riemeyer 1831 - Kl. 8°. XXX, 452 S. Mod. HLdr. Die Seiten sind etwas wasserfleckig - zu Beginn etw. stärker. Durchgehend gebräunt. Unbeschnitten. ERSTAUSGABE: Weiss 2615. Deutsch; 0,312 gr. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Kochkunst Bibliothek]
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        Spain in 1830

      London: Whittaker, Treacher, and Co., 1831. First edition.. 2 volumes. Small 4to. ix,(1),400;xi,(1),402 pp. Contemporary polished calf boards, marbled edges; nicely rebacked in calf with spines in six compartments with raised bands, gilt rules, red leather lettering labels, gilt, and gilt author and volume numbers. Frontispiece of the Al-Hambra in Vol,.1 (lightly foxed). Original boards show light wear at edges, else this is a very good set. Scarce travel title covering Biscay to Madrid to Toledo. Not found in Cox. OCLC reports only a handful of copies, with the majority of the listing pointing to an electronic edition.

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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. Vol. I-II.

      London, Henry Colburn and Richard Bentley, 1831. XXVI + (2) + 472 + IV + 452 s. + 23 kobberstukne plansjer, hvorav 4 dobbeltsidet. 3 kobberstukne kart. Samtidig skinnbind. Sorte skinn tittelfelter. Rik ryggdekor i gull. Plansjene litt brunplettet, ellers et rent eks. Smusstbl. ikke medbundet. Første oktavutgave.. Contemporary half calf. Black labels. Spine gilt. 23 engraved plates (4 double-page), 3 engraved maps. Plates with occasional spotting, otherwise a nice set. Without half-titles. First octave edition

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        Account of Damage Sustained by Whale Ship Joseph Maxwell, and Estimate of Cost of Repairs Honolulu, 1874

      4to. About 100 pp. manuscript entries. Plus 8 page typescript from "Reports, Vol 131" of the Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court. By the time of events narrated here the "Joseph Maxwell" was an ancient whale ship, having been built in Baltimore in 1831. She had undertaken at least twelve whaling voyages from her home ports in Fairhaven and New Bedford. Her last voyage, an Arctic whaling trip, departed from New Bedford in 1872, wintering over each season in Honolulu. In April 1874 she headed north from that port, fished for the season, then headed back to Honolulu. However she encountered severe weather and ice conditions, and the old hulk suffered considerable damage. For example, according to court reports, during one of the several storms she encountered, "the leak increased to... six thousand strokes... ice was forming on her all the time." In another storm a month later, "the leak increased to nine thousand strokes... the ship was knocked on her beam ends, the leak increased and seas broke over the ship several feet deep... men were lashed to the pumps." Somehow they made it to Honolulu, where the wreck was surveyed, condemned, abandoned by the owners, and sold. Back home the owners got in a fight with their insurers over whether they could claim a total loss for the ship, the fittings, and whaling outfits which, similarly damaged, went with the ship. The primary document in deciding this case is the above manuscript, titled "Digest of Jos. Maxwell Testimony." It consists of an index listing every part of the vessel and fittings, and then a detailed survey of each of those parts, with an estimate of the cost of replacement or repair. It is the compendium of several surveys made in Honolulu in the winter of 1874, and it constitutes a thorough inventory and description of everything that went into an Arctic whaling vessel, and the cost as it would have been in Honolulu in 1874. There are also notations about the opportunities for repair,such as, "Never put knees into ship in Honolulu." Also prices realized from sales of rigging and other equipment. A concluding note in the typescript states that the owners were only allowed by the courts to claim a partial loss on the ship. A fascinating document providing a detailed look at the particulars of Arctic whaling.

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