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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]

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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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        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.

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        Account of the Steps taken, in England, with a view to the establishment of an Academical Institution, or College, in New South Wales.

      Stephens and Stokes, Sydney 1831 - Octavo, 27 pages, old (original?) marbled wrappers bound in; a little spotted, but a very good copy in recent half morocco with crimson spine label, a little rubbed, bookplate. A rare and early pamphlet by the prolific Lang, on the foundation of the Australian College, printed in Sydney by Stephens & Stokes the same year that they began publishing the Herald.In his preface, Lang discusses how the establishment of 'an Academical Institution, for the education of Youth? on the liberal and economical principles of the Schools and Colleges in Scotland' had been a dream of his since he arrived in the colony in 1822. Lang returned to England in 1830, where he argued for the adoption of the scheme, and was pleased with the positive response. As a result of his efforts, the Australian College was opened in 1831, surviving until 1854: 'at its best in the late 1830s it appears to have been run very efficiently' (ADB).One of the most attractive aspects of this pamphlet is the inclusion of a catalogue of "Donations for the Institution", which gives a glimpse of the resources available: these include, the works of Jeremy Bentham in thirty volumes octavo, donated by Bentham himself; scientific apparatus from Dr. Ure, late Professor of Natural Philosophy and Chemistry in Glasgow; and Boswell's Life of Johnson, "from a Young Gentleman in London".The work also contains much of interest regarding Lang's long-cherished plan of arranging for emigration to Australia, in particular the details of his involvement in chartering the famous Stirling Castle voyage.Ferguson knew at least one other copy in marbled wrappers, so it is likely that the old paper wrappers bound in here are indeed original. [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        EL INGENIOSO HIDALGO DON QUIJOTE DE LA MANCHA

      - El ingenioso hidalgo Don Quijote de la Mancha.- Madrid, Imprenta de J. Espinosa, 1831; 4 tomos en 8º menor ( 12x9 cm) pasta española, tejuelos deslucidos, cortes pintados 1º retrato, XL- 487 pp. 2 láminas. 2º, 547 pp. 2 hh. 2 láminas. 3º, XV- 552 pp. 2 láminas. 4º, 559 pp. 2 láminas. Firma de anterior propietario en portadas. Palau: 52054. Se inspira en la última de la Real Academia y suprime el Análisis y notas. Las láminas grabadas por E. Boix.

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        Fluß mit kleinem Wasserfall.

      . Bleistift, auf zwei herausgelösten und zusammengeklebten Skizzenbuchblättern, recht unten bezeichnet und datiert "Corneto ai 13 di Maggio (1831)" 11,2:33,2 cm. Verso rechts: Zwei Skizzen eines Jägers, verso links: Kleiner Landschaftsausschnitt. Bleistift. Gering fleckig. Provenienz: Sammlung Hugo von Rittgen, nicht bei Lugt; Hessische Privatsammlung. Literatur: Ausst. Katalog: Zeichnungen Darmstädter Romantiker. Aus der Sammlung Hugo v. Rittgen. Hamm/Darmstadt/Gießen 1984, Nr. 65, Abb. S. 73.. Lucas unternahm zwei Reisen nach Italien. Die erste konnte er 1829 antreten. In Rom und Umgebung sich meist aufhaltend, kehrte er erst fünf Jahre später nach Darmstadt zurück. Eine zweite Reise unternahm er 1850. Im Mittelpunkt beider Aufenthalte stand das Naturstudium, die Landschaft war zentrales Thema seines Schaffens. Frische und dynamische Zeichnung Lucas', die die auf seiner Italienreise gewonnenen Erkenntnisse auf dem Gebiet der wirklichkeitsgetreuen Naturauffassung deutlich aufzeigen. August Lucas zeichnete bereits im Alter von 14 Jahren nach graphischen Vorlagen, aber auch nach der Natur. 1819-1824 war er Schüler der Darmstädter Museumszeichenschule bei dem Galeriedirektor F.H. Müller (1784-1835). Im Odenwald betrieb er darüber hinaus gemeinsam mit J.H. Schilbach (1798-1851) Landschaftsstudien. 1825 führte ihn eine Studienreise mit D. Fohr (1801-1862) ins Berner Oberland. Im gleichen Jahr ging er zum Weiterstudium nach München und wurde an der Kunstakademie von P. von Cornelius (1783-1867) unterrichtet. Das Studium brach er jedoch 1826 aufgrund mangelnden Interesses an der Historienmalerei ab und er kehrte nach Darmstadt zurück. In den beiden darauffolgenden Jahren betrieb er erneut Studien in und um Darmstadt. Mit finanzieller Unterstützung der großherzoglichen Erbprinzessin Mathilde reiste er 1829 über Mailand nach Italien. In Rom wurde er gemeinsam mit dem Darmstädter Maler P.W. App (1803-1855) in den Künstlerkreis der Ponte-Molle-Gesellschaft aufgenommen. Von Rom aus unternahm er Ausflüge in die Albaner und Sabiner Berge, 1832 eine Reise über Neapel nach Sorrent und Capri. In Rom trat er auch in Kontakt zu J.A. Koch (1768-1839). Erst 1834 kehrte Lucas nach Deutschland in seine Geburtsstadt zurück. Eine erneute Romreise ist für das Jahr 1850 zu verzeichnen. In Darmstadt war er als freischaffender Künstler tätig, verdiente sich zudem später auch als Privatlehrer seinen Lebensunterhalt. 1861 war er einer der Mitbegründer der Darmstädter Künstlergesellschaft.

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        JOURNAL OF MR. ANTHONY N. GROVES, MISSIONARY, DURING A JOURNEY FROM LONDON TO BAGDAD, THROUGH RUSSIA, GEORGIA, AND PERSIA.

      London, James Nisbet, 1831. Also a Journal of some months' Residence at Bagdad.FIRST EDITION 1831, 8vo, approximately 185 x 110 mm, 7½ x 4¼ inches, pages: xi, (1), 1 - 144, 193 - 215, [1], complete with half - title, and 1 page advert at rear, jump in pagination occurs in all copies, register continuous, collated and complete, no text is missing, lacking 2 final blank leaves, bound in modern full burgundy morocco, narrow gilt patterned border to covers, richly gilt on spine, gilt lettered title, top edges red, new endpapers, housed in custom made sturdy cloth bound slipcase. Small chip to lower inner corner of first 7 leaves, that on half - title neatly repaired, minute chip to lower edge of title page. A very good clean copy. The journal of Groves' residence in Baghdad contains an account of the terrible plague of 1831 and the siege of Baghdad by the Pasha of Mosul in the same year. Sotheby's Catalogue of Library of Brooke - Hitching Part 2, 574; Sotheby's Catalogue of the Library of Michael Burrell No. 320. Not listed in Cox or Howgego. MORE IMAGES ATTACHED TO THIS LISTING, ALL ZOOMABLE, FURTHER IMAGES ON REQUEST. POSTAGE AT COST.

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        ADDRESS TO THE READER OF THE DOCUMENTS RELATING TO THE GALVESTON BAY & TEXAS LAND COMPANY, WHICH ARE CONTAINED IN THE APPENDIX

      New York. 1831.. 37,[1]pp. plus 28pp. of the 69pp. appendix. Dbd. Small chunk taken out of gutter of title- leaf (affecting "G" in "Galveston Bay"). Tanned and rather soiled. Else good. "When in the fall of 1830 the Galveston Bay Company was organized to colonize its Texas land grants on a large scale, the colonization of Texas thus far had been very largely carried on by Stephen F. Austin...the Galveston Bay Company is the first of such companies which actually sent colonists to Texas...The ADDRESS TO THE READER, giving an account of Texas and its opportunities for emigrants, is well done and is one of the earliest accounts of Texas in English. It refers, though a little disingenuously, to the prohibition against immigration in the law of April 6, 1830, and later refers to it as 'occasional and temporary,' but it does give the complete text in the appendix...Many years ago Mr. Winkler suggested to me that the law of April 6, 1830, appeared in English translation here for the first time..." - Streeter. STREETER TEXAS 1123. RADER 1521. CLARK 43. SABIN 93710.

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        The British Dominions in North America

      London: Henry Colburn and Richard Bentley, 1831. Leatherbound. Very good. 2 vols.: xxvi, [2], 498 + 4 tables; xi, [1], 296 p. 28 cm. Vol. 1 has frontpiece portrait of the author + 22 view, splans, and vignettes. Vol. 2 has frontispiece view of Halfax and 7 other plates. Leather bindings with expert repairs to hinges and boards. Light foxing to plates. Occasional thumbing or spots. Title continues: "or a Topographical and Statistical Description of the Provinces of Lower and Upper Canada, New Brunswick, Nova Scotia, The Islands of Newfoundland, Prince Edward, and Cape Breton. Including Considerations on Land-Granting and Emigration. To Which are Annexed, Statistical Tables and Tables of Distances, &c. + A Topographical Dictionary of The Province of Lower Canada." Joseph Bouchette (1774 ?- 1841) was Surveyor-General of British North America. This work, The British Dominions in North America, contains the sum knowledge of eastern Canada at that time. During the War of 1812 Bouchette raised and commanded the Quebec Volunteers. The township of Bouchette, Quebec, was named after him. Plans and plates in Volume 1 of this set include By-town (Ottawa), York, Goderich, Guelph, and Quebec City while Volumes 2 includes Fredericton, Saint John, and Halifax.

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

      beim Verfasser,, Schongau, 1831 - 21,5 x 13 cm. 31, 55 S. Mit 1 lithogr., mehrf. gefalt. "Prospect-Charte", 1 lithogr. Ansicht der Kirche von Epfach und 1 lithogr. Tabelle. Nicht bei Lentner und Pfister. - Mit einer mehrfach gefalteten Tabelle, die alle von Hohenpeissenberg zu sehenden "Städte, Märkte, Flecken, Dörfer, Klöster, Schlösser, Weiler, Kirchen, Kapellen und Einödhöfe" alphabetisch auflistet. Die Karte mit schmalem Panorama der ersten alpinen Bergkette. Lorenz Boxler war Landrichter in Schongau. - Angebunden: Franz Anton Gratz "Beschreibung des Auerberges in der Umgebung von Hohenschwangau". Kempten, Joseph Kösel'schen Buchhandlung, 1840. 39 S. Mit 1 lithographierten Ansicht und 1 lithographierten mehrfach gefalteten Karte. Nicht bei Lentner; Schefold 40133. Franz Anton Gratz war Pfarrer in Denklingen. - Einband etwas berieben. Leicht fleckig, das Rundpanorama vom Hohenpeissenberg papierbedingt einheitlich gebräunt. - In dieser Zusammenstellung sehr selten. Pappeinband der Zeit der Original-Broschur-Titel mit eingebunden.

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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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        Ferdinand Franck: An Auto-Biographical Sketch of the Youthful Days of a Musical Student

      R. Ackermann, 96, Strand, London 1831 - Cohn 315 Bound in original drab boards with paper spine label, joints minor rubbed with surface loss; unopenedLaid in blue cloth chemise and slipcase 3 woodcut illustrations by Cruikshank. [vi], 282, [2] pp. 1 vols. 12mo Second Edition. First Edition with the Cruikshank Illustrations [Attributes: First Edition]

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        MILITARIA. - Mecklenburg. "Großherzoglich-Mecklenburg-Schwerin'sche und Mecklenburg-Strelitz'sche Truppen." 12 (von 24) Uniformdarstellungen auf 12 Blättern.

      - 12 altkol. Lithographien bei L. Sachse & Co., Berlin, 1831, je ca. 25 x 20 cm. Vorhanden: Nr.2. Grenadier Garde. Grenadier im Parade-Anzug. Grenadier im Marsch-Anzug. - Nr.5. Grenadier-Garde. Sappeur im Arbeitsanzug. II tes Musquetier-Bataillon. Sappeur im Paradeanzug. - Nr.6. I tes Musquetier-Bataillon. Unter-Officier. - Nr.7. Grenadier-Garde. Officier. (Im Hintergrund Fassade von Schloß Ludwigslust.) - Nr.8. Leichtes Infanterie-Bataillon. Jaeger. - Nr.10. I tes Musquetier-Bataillon. Musquetier. Leichtes Infanterie-Bataillon. Unter-Officier. (Im Hintergrund Rostock entlang der Küste.) - Nr.11. Artillerie. Kanonier. (Mit Geschütz). - Nr.12. I tes Musquetier-Bataillon. Officier. Grenadier-Garde. Tambour. - Nr.16. II tes Musquetier-Bataillon. Musquetier. I tes Musquetier-Bataillon. Musquetier. - Nr.19. Leichtes Infanterie Bataillon. Hornist. Schützen. - Nr.20. Grossherzogl. Meklenb. Strelitzsches Musquetier-Bataillon. Unterofficier. Grossherzogl. Meklenb. Schwerinsche Garnison-Compagnie. - Nr. 21. General-Stab. Major und Adjutant. Leichtes Infanterie-Bataillon. Oberstlieutenant. - Farbfrisch!

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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 publisher'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 or1.12 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, Ne a 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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        SUL MODO DI CONOSCERE dai denti l’età dei cavalli. Trattato di. tradotto da Luigi Ferreri e riveduto da Giuseppe Antonio Cross. Con tavole in rame colorate.

      Truffi,, Milano, 1831 - in folio, pp. 42, bross. edit. con copertine xilogr. Con 9 belle tavv. in rame a colori accompagnate da altrettante pagine di testo. Imp. trattato con la tipologia della dentazione attraverso l’ausilio delle tavole iconografiche, i cui disegni - come riferisce l’autore - sono ripresi dal vero. Ediz. a tiratura limitata a 300 copie (ns nr. 50). Legg. slegato ma ottimo esempl. a larghi margini. Raro.

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        Coloured Views on the Liverpool and Manchester Railway, with a Plate of the Coaches, Machines, &c. From Drawings Made on the Spot by Mr. T.T. Bury

      London: Ackermann, 1831. First. hardcover. Bury, T.T.. Two volumes bound together in one with separate title pages. Illustrated with 13 splendid hand-colored engravings of idealized railway scenes. [1], 8pp text, 6 leaves; [2], 7 leaves. Tall thin 4to, handsomely bound by C. Walters in full red morocco with gilt fillet borders and gilt-decorated spine; original wrappers bound-in at rear (leather is somewhat rubbed but still very sound and quite attractive). London: R. Ackermann, 1831. A near fine copy with lovely clean plates A finely illustrated account of the Liverpool line, with a glowing report of the railroad's contribution to the prosperity of the important manufacturing center. It was the opening of the Liverpool & Manchester Line in 1830 that first impressed the national mind with the fact that a revolution in methods of travelling had really taken place. Tooley 120; Prideaux 329; Abbey Life 440; BMC IV 763.885.

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        Ausflug an den Niederrhein und nach Belgien im Jahr 1828.Theil 1und 2 [in 1 Band].

      Leipzig, F. A. Brockhaus 1831.. Kl.-8°. 2 Bl., 316 S. und 2 Bl., 319 S. Mit gest. Frontispizvignette von Gottschick nach Oedenthal. Hellblauer Pappband mit Kupferstichillustration von und nach Opitz, handschriftl. Rückentitel.. Goedeke X, 27, 26 - Erste Ausgabe. - Johanna Schopenhauer, Mutter des Philosophen Arthur, schuf in Weimar einen gesellschaftlichen Mittelpunkt. 1828 wechselte sie ihren Wohnsitz nach Bonn und kehrte erst 1837 auf Wunsch des Großherzogs nach Sachsen, Jena, zurück. - Breitrandiges Exemplar. - Einband angestaubt. Vorderdeckel im Oberrand mit Schabspuren, Ecken bestoßen.

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        Handbuch der Naturgeschichte aller Vögel Deutschlands, worin nach den sorgfältigsten Untersuchungen und den genauesten Beobachtungen mehr als 900 einheimische Vögel-Gattungen zur Begründung einer ganz neuen Ansicht und Behandlung ihrer Naturgeschichte vollständig beschrieben sind.

      . Voigt, Ilmenau 1831. XXIV, 1036 S. u. 47 kolor. Kupfertaf. Neuer Ppbd. im Stil d. Zt. mit Leder-Rückensch. Durchgehend etwas stockfleckig, teils etwas stärker. Taf. teils etwas knapp beschnitten. Schön kolorierte Tafeln. Nissen 140; Anker 66. Selten. - "In this handbook, Brehm's chief work, the author gives his opinion on the system of Linnaeus, which is rejected as being too unnatural." (Anker). Brehm (1787-1864), eigentlich Dorfgeistlicher, unterschied sich von seinen ornithologischen Vorgängern durch seine genauere und methodischere Beobachtungsweise. Bis zu seinem Tode hatte er 15000 Vogelbälge gesammelt und er beschrieb nur, was er selbst beobachtet hatte. Jedoch kam er vor allem im 'Handbuch' zu einer derart ausufernden Systematik, daß seine Zeitgenossen sich über ihn lustig machten. Vor allem aber Brehms anschaulicher, lebendiger Stil zeichnen das Werk aus: "Durch die Frische biol. Schilderungen kam ein treffliches Werk zustande, das auch von seinen späteren Büchern nicht mehr erreicht wurde." (Gebhardt S. 52). Zum Ende des 19. Jahrhunderts fand O. Kleinschmidt "auf dem Speicher in Renthendorf die von Motten und Schimmelpilz bedrohten Bälge (wieder)." Ein Teil davon ist heute in New York, ein anderer im Museum König in Bonn ausgestellt..

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        CANTI DEL CONTE GIACOMO LEOPARDI.

      Presso Guglielmo Piatti 1831 Prima edizione. Cm.15,8x10. Pg.165, (1). La numerazione inizia da pg.12, le prime 11 pagine non sono numerate. Buona legatura in piena pelle su elegante tonalità bruno chiara. Quadruplice bordura in oro ai piatti, con impressioni a secco ai margini e agli specchi. Titoli e fregi decorativi impressi in oro al dorso. L'opera si apre con una celebre dedicatoria originale, "Agli amici suoi di Toscana", ed è costituita da 23 Canti, glu ultimi sei dei quali qui pubblicati per la prima volta: "Il Risorgimento" (20 doppie quartine per un totale di 160 versi, composta a Pisa tra il 7 e il 13 aprile 1828), "A Silvia" (canzone libera in 63 versi composta a Pisa tra il 19 e il 20 aprile 1828), "Le ricordanze" (endecasillabi sciolti in 173 versi, composti a Recanati tra fine agosto e il 17 settembre 1829), "Canto notturno d'un pastore vagante dell'Asia" (canzone libera in 143 versi composti a Recanati tra il 22 ottobre 1829 e il 9 aprile 1830), "La quiete dopo la tempesta" (canzone libera in 54 versi composta a Recanati tra il 17 e il 20 settembre 1829), "Il sabato del villaggio" (canzone libera in 51 versi composta a Recanati, finita il 29 settembre 1829). Eccellente esemplare, privo di fioriture, a buoni margini e con elegante legature. Solo tre minime, ininfluenti macchioline d'inchiostro ai piatti. "A Silvia", "La quiete dopo la tempesta", "Il sabato del villaggio"! Bastano questi titoli, universalmente conosciuti, a testimoniare l'importanza della presente edizione originale, un caposaldo assoluto della letteratura italiana del XIX secolo.

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        [THE STREETER COPY] - 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, ... in the Years 1825, 26, 27, 28. [In Two Parts]

      London: Published by Authority of the Lords Commissioners of the Admiralty; Henry Colburn and Richard Bentley, 1831. THE STREETER COPY: See "The Celebrated Collection of Americana formed by the Late Thomas Winthrop Streeter, ... Volume Six ... New York: Park-Bernet Galleries Inc., 1969." Sixteenth Session, Tuesday, April 22nd. Item No. 3517. Two volumes. The so-called Admiralty edition in a quarto format, preceding the octavo edition of the same year, 28.5 cm., untrimmed. Original brown cloth, paper spine labels. Inscribed on inside front covers: "From the Author." and "The Gift of the Author." Armorial bookplates of Sir Henry Hotham and his son, Beaumont Hotham, and signatures of latter dated 1885, and with Streeter's tiny oval plate with his initials. Sir Henry Hotham was a vice-admiral, who, in 1831, was appointed Commander-in-Chief in the Mediterranean and on 4 July 1831 was made a Knight Grand Cross of the Order of St Michael and St George. Vol. 1: xxi, [3], 392. With Erratum slip inserted at page 1; Vol. 2: [viii], [393]-590, [591]-742, [2] - publ. adverts. With 23 plates in total and 3 maps (2 folding). Scattered light foxing, mostly on plates and facing pages; Covers worn, backstrips faded, corners a bit bumped, frayed, and rounded, skillfully rehinged, spine labels darkened with chips to the label of vol. 2 affecting the 'P' and final 'C' in 'Pacific'. Overall, a wonderful, clean set with a great provenance. Sabin 4347; Hill (2) 93; Hill (1) p.19: "Captain Beechey, near Point Barrow, Alaska, and Sir John Franklin had arrived within fifty leagues of each other when the latter was compelled by weather to return. Beechey's book is one of the most valuable of modern voyages and relates to extensive visits to Pitcairn Island, the Tuamotu Archipelago, the Society Islands and Tahiti, Alaska, Hawaii, Macao, Okinawa, and the coast of California. His book provides an important account of Monterey and San Francisco before the American conquest and gives his impressions of the missionaries in San Francisco. Beechey describes the Eskimos of the north and relates his meeting with John Adams, last survivor of the mutiny on the "Bounty", who gave Beechey a lengthy account. In the course of his voyage, Beechey discovered several islands in the Pacific." . SIGNED BY THE AUTHOR. First Edition. Original Cloth. Very Good. Quarto.

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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

      London: Henry Colburn and Richard Bentley, 1831. Two volumes bound in one, quarto, with 19 engraved plates, four lithographed plates, and three engraved maps (two folding); with the rare errata slip called for by Forbes and Hill (at start of vol. II) but without the final leaf of publisher's advertisements not present in all copies; a little light browning or spotting to the plates (as often), but a very good copy in contemporary polished pale calf, later ornately gilt-panelled spine; engraved bookplate of Sir William Curtis. With a manuscript letter from Beechey inserted. First edition: 'one of the most valuable of modern voyages' (Sabin) in the desirable "Admiralty" edition in the larger format, with a signed letter from Beechey to his publisher bound in.Originally ordered to Bering Strait as a relief expedition for captains Parry and Franklin, Beechey travelled extensively in the Pacific, visiting Pitcairn Island, where he met and interviewed the last of the mutineers John Adams. The Narrative includes a detailed description of the mutiny. Beechey visited Easter Island and the Society Islands, and was the first European to land at the Mangareva (Gambier) Islands. He stopped for some time at Tahiti and briefly at Hawaii, before sailing to Kamchatka where he learned of the wreck of Parry's Fury. The Blossom spent July to October 1826 at Kotzebue Sound, tragically missing contact with Franklin by a mere fifty leagues. The following year he continued his exploration of the Arctic before sailing down the American coast to San Francisco, from whence he continued his cartographical work in the Pacific before returning to Kotzebue Sound in late 1827. Having had no sign of Franklin, he sailed home by Cape Horn.Bound into this copy is an original manuscript letter from Beechey to the book's publisher Richard Bentley, dated 18 September 1845. The letter reads: 'I inclose a note for Mr. Alex. Simpson for whom you have lately published a small book and beg you to be so good as to send it to him with a copy of my Polar Voyages which I beg to present to him'. Alexander Simpson had worked for the Hudson's Bay Company and was the brother of the Arctic explorer Thomas Simpson, who claimed Barrow Point for the British in 1837. During the expedition Thomas Simpson was killed by a gunshot wound to the head - whether suicide or mutiny remains unclear - and in an attempt to clear his brother's name, Alexander published his Narrative of Discoveries on the North Coast of America with Richard Bentley in 1843. In 1845 he also published a Life of his brother, again published by Bentley. It is surely one of these two publications - probably the latter - to which Beechey refers.

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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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        Kufra. Reise von Tripolis nach der Oase Kufra. Ausgeführt im Auftrage der Afrikanischen Gesellschaft in Deutschland. Nebst Beiträgen v. P. Ascherson, J. Hann, F. Karsch, W. Peters, A. Stecker. Leipzig, F. A. Brockhaus 1881. Gr. 8°. VIII, 559 S., mit 1 Frontispiz, 6 Tafeln u. Textholzstiche, 21 (gefalt.) Tabellen und 2 (gefalt.) Karten, OLwd.

      - Henze IV, 659. - Erste Ausgabe.- Rohlfs (1831-1896) letzte Expedition führte ihn als ersten Europäer in die Oasengruppe Kufra im heutigen Libyen. Kufra war Sitz des damals fremdenfeindlichen islamischen Senussi-Ordens.- Ohne die Übersichtskarte.- Etw. braunfleckig, Ebd. etw. berieben. [Attributes: First Edition]

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        Descrizione della Palestina o storia del Vangelo illustrata coi monumenti.

      dalla Società Tipog. de' Classici Italiani 1831 In - 4° (cm. 27), brossura muta coeva (strappi al dorso, Ex Libris al contropiatto), pp. [4], 171, [5], con 32 tavole (di 33 secondo l'indice, ma Iccu ne indica 30) di cui una grande cartina della Palestina ripiegata; sporadiche e lievissime fioriture; Ex Libris al contropiatto. Bellissimo libro in edizione originale. Giulio Ferrario descrive la Terra Santa raccogliendo testi precedenti di viaggi compiuti in quei luoghi, e arricchendoli di affascinanti immagini in acquatinta di Angeli, Boggi, Bonatti, Bramati, Citterio, Landini. Cfr. Lipperheide 1462. Splendido apparato iconografico, buon esemplare genuino.

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        A New Map of Asia, Exhibiting its Natural and Political Divisions. Delineated from the most recent authorities

      London: John Cary, 1831. Large handcoloured map measuring 1360 x 1480 mm., originally dissected and backed on linen, now handsomely framed. Allure of the unknown. Splendid large format of Asia and Australasia, revealing the allure of India and East Asia alongside the vast expanse of the Australian interior. One such display may well have compelled adventurous men of the era to venture the exploration of inland Australia, a task fraught with innumerable hazards.This map is the work of the younger John Cary (1791-1852), son of the legendary London mapmaker of the same name. The Cary family were renowned as innovative modern cartographers who championed accuracy over frills and ornament, and by doing so created more compelling and collectible maps than those of their predecessors. Cary was apprenticed to his father's business and took over the premises in the Strand after the disastrous fire of 1820, and continued trading from this address until 1850. Likewise, Cary's elder brother William was a maker of mathematical instruments and globes who also traded from a Strand premises.The Australian continent is presented as an effectively unknown expanse (especially compared with India, China and the Spice Islands). The eastern seaboard is well populated with place names, and the southeast inland rivers are delineated with occasional geographical notes. For example, the headwaters of the Macquarie River are described as "Country covered with Reeds and under water". The oceans surrounding the continent are littered with memories of early voyagers and marine disasters - we read "Dampier's Rocks" and "Here the English Ship Tryal was lost" in the Indian Ocean off Western Australia, while the Coral Sea is marked with "Wreck Reef Here the Porpoise and Cato were Lost"

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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.

      Henry Colburn and Richard Bentley, London 1831 - Two volumes bound in one, quarto, with 19 engraved plates, four lithographed plates, and three engraved maps (two folding); with the rare errata slip called for by Forbes and Hill (at start of vol. II) but without the final leaf of publisher's advertisements not present in all copies; a little light browning or spotting to the plates (as often), but a very good copy in contemporary polished pale calf, later ornately gilt-panelled spine; engraved bookplate of Sir William Curtis. With a manuscript letter from Beechey inserted. First edition: 'one of the most valuable of modern voyages' (Sabin) in the desirable "Admiralty" edition in the larger format, with a signed letter from Beechey to his publisher bound in.Originally ordered to Bering Strait as a relief expedition for captains Parry and Franklin, Beechey travelled extensively in the Pacific, visiting Pitcairn Island, where he met and interviewed the last of the mutineers John Adams. The Narrative includes a detailed description of the mutiny. Beechey visited Easter Island and the Society Islands, and was the first European to land at the Mangareva (Gambier) Islands. He stopped for some time at Tahiti and briefly at Hawaii, before sailing to Kamchatka where he learned of the wreck of Parry's Fury. The Blossom spent July to October 1826 at Kotzebue Sound, tragically missing contact with Franklin by a mere fifty leagues. The following year he continued his exploration of the Arctic before sailing down the American coast to San Francisco, from whence he continued his cartographical work in the Pacific before returning to Kotzebue Sound in late 1827. Having had no sign of Franklin, he sailed home by Cape Horn.Bound into this copy is an original manuscript letter from Beechey to the book's publisher Richard Bentley, dated 18 September 1845. The letter reads: 'I inclose a note for Mr. Alex. Simpson for whom you have lately published a small book and beg you to be so good as to send it to him with a copy of my Polar Voyages which I beg to present to him'. Alexander Simpson had worked for the Hudson's Bay Company and was the brother of the Arctic explorer Thomas Simpson, who claimed Barrow Point for the British in 1837. During the expedition Thomas Simpson was killed by a gunshot wound to the head - whether suicide or mutiny remains unclear - and in an attempt to clear his brother's name, Alexander published his Narrative of Discoveries on the North Coast of America with Richard Bentley in 1843. In 1845 he also published a Life of his brother, again published by Bentley. It is surely one of these two publications - probably the latter - to which Beechey refers. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

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        Letter Book of William Wheelwright - Ship Owner and Commission Merchan. New York, 1831 - 1835

      Folio. 487 pages of manuscript entries plus index at back. This book contains copies of outgoing letters to about 250 correspondents sent between February 19, 1831 and October 15, 1835. Wheelwright was involved in brokering a wide variety of goods such as palm oil, seal skins, type metal, powder, fine sponges, cotton, Madeira, hemp, oil of rose, molasses and buffalo horns, to name just a few. Some of the letters discuss business deals such as carving ship's figureheads, shipwrecks and repairs, and sales of ships in which Wheelwright was also involved as owner or part owner. His correspondents range from those in American port cities such as Boston, New Orleans, and Philadelphia to such European ports as London, Liverpool, Rotterdam, and Gibraltar, and a number of Mediterranean ports. Wheelwright was born in 1798 and died in 1832. In a letter dated Sept 3, 1832 Wheelwright's brother says, "I have just rcd. a letter from Mr. W. He will be back in a day or two." But he never did come back, and the final fifty pages document the brother's attempt to clean up Wheelwright's affairs for him. There was a more famous William Wheelwright, an industrialist, who survived well into the 19th century. He was not related to the Wheelwright who wrote these letters. This book gives a marvelous picture of the breadth and activity of a New York commission merchant's business. Text is in very good condition, with all the correspondence clean and legible. Bound in worn reverse calf. Backstrip perished, back board detached but present.

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        JOURNAL OF MR. ANTHONY N. GROVES, MISSIONARY, DURING A JOURNEY FROM LONDON TO BAGDAD, THROUGH RUSSIA, GEORGIA, AND PERSIA

      London, James Nisbet, 1831. Also a Journal of some months' Residence at Bagdad.. FIRST EDITION 1831, 8vo, approximately 185 x 110 mm, 7½ x 4¼ inches, pages: xi, (1), 1-144, 193- 215, [1], complete with half-title, and 1 page advert at rear, jump in pagination occurs in all copies, register continuous, collated and complete, no text is missing, lacking 2 final blank leaves, bound in modern full burgundy morocco, narrow gilt patterned border to covers, richly gilt on spine, gilt lettered title, top edges red, new endpapers, housed in custom made sturdy cloth bound slipcase. Small chip to lower inner corner of first 7 leaves, that on half-title neatly repaired, minute chip to lower edge of title page. A very good clean copy. The journal of Groves' residence in Baghdad contains an account of the terrible plague of 1831 and the siege of Baghdad by the Pasha of Mosul in the same year. Sotheby's Catalogue of Library of Brooke-Hitching Part 2, 574; Sotheby's Catalogue of the Library of Michael Burrell No. 320. Not listed in Cox or Howgego. MORE IMAGES ATTACHED TO THIS LISTING, ALL ZOOMABLE, FURTHER IMAGES ON REQUEST. POSTAGE AT COST.

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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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        Le Dessin d'Apres, Nature et sans Maitre, suivant la Methode du Professeur le Breton, consistant a faire Dessiner d'Apres Nature, des la Premiere Lecon, par Mme Jerry de Mancy, Nee Adele le Breton, Peintre et Professeur

      1831. WRITTEN, DRAWN AND LITHOGRAPHED BY WOMEN JARRY DE MANCY, Adele and Jean-Francois LE BRETON. Le Dessin d'Apres, Nature et sans Maitre, suivant la Methode du Professeur le Breton, consistant a faire Dessiner d'Apres Nature, des la Premiere Lecon, par Mme Jarry de Mancy, Nee Adele le Breton, Peintre et Professeur... [4], iv, 107, [1] pp. Illustrated with 33 full-page lithograph plates numbered 1-32 plus 8bis, signed Mme. Marchand after Mme. Jarry de Mancy. Folio, 290 x 460 mm, bound in contemporary quarter calf over marbled boards. Paris: Paul Renouard for the Author, 1831. |~||~||~||~| First Edition, second issue. A female artist's treatise on her famous father's drawing method, illustrated with her own drawings lithographed by another female artist. Le Breton (1761-1838) studied under David in Paris, where his eponymous drawing method was so sought after that he continued giving lessons to at least one imprisoned student during the Reign of Terror ("Jean-Francois Le Breton," in Réunion des sociétés des beaux-arts des départements a la Sorbonne, 1885, p. 435). Adele Jarry de Mancy (1794-1854), Le Breton's daughter and pupil, was a distinguished member of the Athenée des Arts de Paris. She published two of Le Breton's treatises, of which this is the second. More than the earlier Traité de perspective simplifiée linéaire (1828), this drawing manual emphasizes methods for capturing the human form: in movement, portraiture, and features including ears, hands, and noses. Three of the 33 lithographs were executed in a soft bistre, showing two views of a castle; stages in a portrait of a woman; and a (conservatively rendered) male nude.

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        [Computers] Table of the Logarithms of the Natural Numbers From 1 To 108000

      London: Printed for B Fellowes, Ludgate Street. 1831., 1831. Second Edition, being the First Corrected Edition; the earlier printing featured nine errors which, given the content, were crucial. Tall octavo pp. xx, 202, [1 imprint]. A very attractive copy in a most elaborate full binding (for a table of logarithms) of straight-grain green morocco with heavy silk endpapers, all edges gilt with inner gilt dentelles; possibly a presentation binding (although unsigned) -both boards are intricately tooled with a geometric design of gilt rings. Later bookplate of historian Wilhem Voss of Hamburg-Altona to pastedown, some faint dampstaining to margin of first and final leaves, some sunning to covers. Very good indeed. Babbage is known for his advocacy of the "difference engine" an early calulating device and precursor of the modern computer.

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        MÜNCHEN. - Schwabing. Blick über den Kleinhesseloher See auf die Frauenkirche, links das Sckell-Denkmal, vorne eine Kutsche. Mittelbild, umrahmt von 26 naturgetreuen Brustbildern gutgekleideter Frauen, Männer und Kinder der Münchner Bourgoisie, unten Inschrift.

      - Lithographie "d'après nature" von F. Hanfstaengl, dat. 1831, 44 x 57 cm. Gebhardt, Franz Hanfstaengl, Abb. S. 74: "Franz Hanfstaengls 'Prospekt' aus den dreißiger Jahren". - Minimale Randläsuren. Reizendes Souvenirblatt für die gehobene Münchner Gesellschaft der Biedermeierzeit!

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        The Leather Stocking Tales, comprising of: The Last of the Mohicans, The Prairie, The Pathfinder, The Pioneers, and The Deerslayer

      London: Henry Colburn and Richard Bentley, 1831, 1832, 1843., 1831. Bentley's Standard Novels, being the FIRST ILLUSTRATED EDITIONS. 5 volumes; small 8vo. Beautifully bound in recent green half calf with raised bands, 3 red title labels and extra gilt to spines; marbled boards, end papers and edges. Engraved frontispiece and title page to each volume. Clean and tight. A superb little set held in a protective felt-lined green cloth slipcase. Bentley's Standard Novels is a collection of 96 classics books which includes works by J. F. Cooper, Jane Austen and Victor Hugo.

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        1831 FRANKENSTEIN or THE MODERN PROMETHEUS MARY SHELLEY 1ST ILLUSTRATED EDITION & VOLUME I OF THE GHOST SEER FRIEDRICH SCHILLER

      FRANKENSTEIN OR THE MODERN PROMETHEUSTHE GHOST-SEER1831; Mary Shelley, Friedrich Von Schiller; Third Edition, First Illustrated Edition; London, Henry Colburn, Richard Bentley; Rebound Leather; Illustrated by Theodor Von Holst; Bound with Vol.I of II of The Ghost Seer; XII, 202, II, 163 Pages, 1 Publisher's Imprint; w4.3"xh6.7"; Extremely Rare!!!Great For any Fan of the Famous Author/Classic or Collector.  Great Gift Idea; First Visual Depiction of Dr. Frankenstein!!!ATTRIBUTES:A Beautiful, sleek marble cover design with nice black morocco leather binding/corners, gold borders, gold trim/labeling with raised bands to the spine, black end pages, marble page edges, with a new Introduction by the Author dated 101/5/1831, with a great frontispiece and vignette title page and a Legendary Classic!!! SUMMARIES:Frankenstein; or, The Modern Prometheus, is a novel written by English author Mary Shelley about the young student of science Victor Frankenstein, who creates a grotesque but sentient creature in an unorthodox scientific experiment. Shelley started writing the story when she was eighteen, and the novel was published when she was twenty. The first edition was published anonymously in London in 1818. Shelley's name appears on the second edition, published in France in 1831. Frankenstein is infused with elements of the Gothic novel and the Romantic movement and is also considered to be one of the earliest examples of science fiction. Brian Aldiss has argued that it should be considered the first true science fiction story, because unlike in previous stories with fantastical elements resembling those of later science fiction, the central character "makes a deliberate decision" and "turns to modern experiments in the laboratory" to achieve fantastic results. It has had a considerable influence across literature and popular culture and spawned a complete genre of horror stories, films, and plays.The Ghost-Seer (full title: Der Geisterseher ?" Aus den Papieren des Grafen von O**; literally, The Ghost-Seer ?" From the papers of the Count of O**) or The Apparitionist is an unfinished novel by Friedrich Schiller. It first appeared in several installments from 1787 to 1789 in the journal Thalia, later appearing as a three-volume book in its own right. Although it remained unfinished, its audiences were the largest for any of Schiller's work during his lifetime. The readership was attracted by its elements typical of the time, such as necromancy, spiritualism and conspiracies.BACKGROUND:Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley (née Godwin; 30 August 1797 ?" 1 February 1851) was an English novelist, short story writer, dramatist, essayist, biographer, and travel writer, best known for her Gothic novel Frankenstein: or, The Modern Prometheus (1818). She also edited and promoted the works of her husband, the Romantic poet and philosopher Percy Bysshe Shelley. Her father was the political philosopher William Godwin, and her mother was the philosopher and feminist Mary Wollstonecraft.In 1831 Mary substantially re-edited the work and added a new preface. The new text was published in a cheaper popular format as one of Richard Bentley?s Standard Novels, together with another Gothic novel entitled The Ghost-Seer. This was also the first illustrated edition of Frankenstein, featuring an engraved frontispiece that was the first visual depiction of Dr. Frankenstein and the Creature.Johann Christoph Friedrich von Schiller (10 November 1759 ?" 9 May 1805) was a German poet, philosopher, historian, and playwright. During the last seventeen years of his life (1788?"1805), Schiller struck up a productive, if complicated, friendship with already famous and influential Johann Wolfgang von Goethe. They frequently discussed issues concerning aesthetics, and Schiller encouraged Goethe to finish works he left as sketches. This relationship and these discussions led to a period now referred to as Weimar Classicism. They also worked together on Xenien, a collection of short satirical poems in which both Schiller and Goethe challenge opponents to their philosophical vision.Theodor Von Holst was a 19th century British painter, and the first artist to tackle illustrating Frankenstein. Von Holst was mentored by Henry Fuseli whom he met as a student  at the Royal Academy of Arts in London where Fuseli was a Professor of Painting. Von Holst was a student of Fuseli?s for only a year when Fuseli died in 1825. Henry Fuseli had a huge influence on Von Holst despite the short time period.CONDITION:Condition is Very Good.  Small if any outer wear, newer rebinding/end pages, signature John Barlow to upper vignette title page, browned/little blemished frontispiece/vignette title pages, little to title page, small light blemish to a few margins, pages/hinges/text block are very good for over 180 years old!!!

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        Notre-Dame De Paris

      Paris: Charles Gosselin, 1831. Two volumes complete - Volume One - [8], 404pp and Volume Two - [4], 536pp. Bound in later full straight grain morocco by Canape, raised bands, spines in five panels, with larger central panel, author and title to second panel, volume to fourth and date to foot, panels to head and foot with mirrored device, larger central panel with quadrilobe inside a roundel with the same device above and below. Covers with triple fillet bordering a frame comprising corner pieces joined by quadruple fillet, edges with gilt roll, inner dentelles gilt, top edge gilt, other edges gilded 'in the rough', bronze silk endpapers. Slightly rubbed to extremities, otherwise bright and clean. Internally very lightly browned, but clean. Now both housed in morocco-entry slip-cases. With half-titles. Binding is by Canape and is signed and dated on turn-ins. A lovely copy of a scarce classic. Vicaire IV:256-7. First Edition. Full Morocco. Very Good. Illus. by Johannot, Tony. 8vo.

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        Elements of Surgery

      8vo., [First US Edition?], free endpapers lightly spotted, some mild age - staining to text; mid - nineteenth century half calf, marbled boards, back with four raised bands ruled and tooled in gilt, second compartment lettered in gilt, red sprinkled edges, boards lightly age - marked else a very good, crisp, firm copy. Liston's classic text was first published in three parts (1831 - 32), here combined in a single volume. It is his first published work, later augmented by 'Practical Surgery' (1837). 'In his day [Robert] Liston was the most dexterous [sic] and resourceful surgeon in the British Isles. He was the first in the country to remove the scapula and the first - on 21 December 1846 - to perform a major operation with the aid of an anaesthetic' (Garrison & Morton 4777). A remarkably well - preserved copy of an important and influential treatise.

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        Die Giftpflanzen der Schweiz beschrieben. Gezeichnet von J(onas) D. Labram, lithographirt von C. J(oseph) Brodtmann.

      Zürich, Esslinger, o. J. (1831).. XXVI, 84 S., 1 Bl. 1 lithograph. Titel und 38 kolorierte lithograph. Tafeln. 8°. Pp. um 1920 mit Rückenschild (etw. bestoßen und gebräunt, Rückenbezüge leicht angeplatzt).. Erste Ausgabe, mit der Warnung vor der giftigen Eibe auf dem letzten Blatt. - Nissen BBI 839. Pritzel 3905, Stafleu/C. 2564. - Johannes Hegetschweiler (1789 -1839) ließ sich nach dem Medizinstudium in Zürich und Tübingen als Arzt in Stäfa am Zürichsee nieder. Er betrieb intensive botanische Studien und stand in Kontakt mit in- und ausländischen Gelehrten, u.a. mit Oswald Heer, der Hegetschweilers Flora der Schweiz später (1840) vollendete. 1831 in den Großen Rat entsandt, wurde Hegetschweiler Regierungsrat. Als Leiter des Gesundheitswesens hatte er Anteil an der Ausarbeitung einer neuen Medizinalverfassung. Als Joahnnes Hegetschweiler beim "Züriputsch" vermittelnd vor die Menge trat, traf ihn ein tödlicher Schuß. - "Die Arbeiten Labram's sind ausserordentlich getreu, auch technisch gelungene und selbst künstlerisch nicht unfeine Bildnisse der Natur. Besonders die Pflanzenbilder geben mit unübertrefflicher Sicherheit den Habitus und die charakterischen Einzelheiten der Originale wieder und sind in ihrer Art Meisterwerke" (Brun, Schweiz. Künstler Lexikon Bd. II, 212). - Unbeschnitten. Kaum fleckig oder gebräunt.

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        Manuscript - Nine Court Documents - Counterfeiting Currency

      Ohio, 1831. County of Richland, State of Ohio, 1831-1862. Nine Manuscript Documents from the Court of Common Pleas, each documenting early trials for counterfeiting currency four dating between 1831-1837, four from 1855 to 1856, and one dated 1862, one of which is a writ for an arrest. Most are folio, 8 single leafs, 1 double leaf, most with clerk's filing annotations to verso, some with trial costs. Some age-toning, one document reinforced at folds, otherwise in very good condition, easily legible and retaining a strong impression. Together with two editions of 'The Pathfnder, quarterly newsletter printed in Ohio, 2009, which outlined specific cases of currency fraud and "wildcat banking" Counterfeit currency began in Rochester, New York, in the late eighteenth century, which became the hub of production, but as these court documents indicate, such activities were also employed in the Midwest. In the 1820s in Sprigg Township, Adams County, Ohio, the Johnsons family residence was known as the "Old Counterfeit House" and has been described by a former neighbor who frequented the home as a youngster, as "a big house with all its secret doors and fireplaces to hide the money..." By 1836 counterfeit 'Bank of Rochester' bills were discovered in Ohio and Michigan. By 1862, the New York Times estimated that 80% of the banknotes circulating in America at that time were counterfeit. Wildcat banking refers to the unusual practices of banks chartered under state law during the periods of non-federally regulated state banking between 1816 and 1863 in the United States, also known as the Free Banking Era. Trial: 2 June 1831. Defendant: Stephen Moore In this case three witnesses Thomas Stringer, John P. Riznor, and Washington P. McCreary are bound by the State of Ohio to appear as witnesses, or be fined $100 each, an exorbitant sum of approximately one month's average wages at the time. The court clerk's expense tallies are detailed to verso and indicate that Moore was apprehended for a cost of 70 cents, and subsequently imprisoned for "2 nights, one day and half" at a a cost of $2.50 USD. The Justice of the Peace in this case was Josiah Gallup (1810-1866), estate owner in the county. Trial: 21 January 1832. Defendant: Arthur Feggras (Trial to be concluded 23 January) Upon receiving a complaint by Uriah Jimison one cold Saturday morning, on the same day a warrant was issued, Arthur Feggras was apprehended and a hearing commenced, charging the latter with knowingly passing a counterfeit note. A rather busy day already, the transcript of proceedings records that the examination could not be completed and would continue at 9 o'clock Monday 23rd January, the accused being detained in the local jail for the two days. Sixteen witnesses were called to testify in this case, each being remunerated 50 cents for their appearance. Thomas Edgington, estate owner and relation of settler Jesse Edgington Sr was the Justice of the Peace for this case. Trial: 18 November 1836. Defendant: Valentine Kettering A "second recognizance" document, this manuscript leaf, signed by County Justice of the Peace Daniel Swinner, indicates that the accused has been held in prison for 5 weeks, since 6 October 1836, a most unusual circumstance for the nature of the offence, suggesting that this man was an active or notorious criminal. Excerpt: "Valentine Kettering has been arrested and bound, to appear at the next Court of Common Pleas..." Trial: 9 January 1837. Defendant: Jonathan Decoursey Decoursey is charged with the crime of "passing counterfeited Bank paper or notes knowing the same to be false, forged and counterfeited..." Decoursey was almost immediately assumed guilty by Special Constable George Swanner who issued the warrant for his arrest when he "refused to comply with", or perhaps was unable to pay, the recognizance of $500. While Decoursey was "committed to the Jail of the County" seventeen witnesses were subpoenaed to strengthen the prosecution, paying each 50 cents for their testimony. The Justice of the Peace for this trial was James M. Gilkison. Counterfeiting of currency in America has its roots in Rochester, New York, as early the 1790s when an estimated three quarters of British coin money in America was in fact light-weight counterfeit production. American State and Spanish coins were also counterfeited, but to a lesser degree. The U.S. Mint first began producing circulating coins in 1793, but it took over fifty years for them to produce a sufficient medium of exchange to keep businesses supplied and the economy running smoothly. Into this breach stepped the counterfeiter to do his civic duty. Due to the shortage, an early merchant would do business with some counterfeit money or he would simply lose business. The first suspected counterfeiter from Rochester was its first white settler, Ebenezar Allen. In 1811, he was living across the border in Canada where he was arrested and charged, only to be acquitted by the British/Canadian court on the eve of the War of 1812. Prior to the Civil War (1861-65), banks printed paper money. Notes printed by state-chartered banks, which could be exchanged for gold and silver, were the most common form of paper currency in circulation. From the founding of the United States to the passage of the National Banking Act, some 8,000 different entities issued currency, which created an unwieldy money supply and facilitated rampant counterfeiting. In Rochester alone sixteen banks issued the minimum $1, $5, $10, and $20 bills, thus sixty-four different notes were possible from our city banks alone. Notes from neighboring villages and nearby cities were also circulated. The situation was ideal for the counterfeiter. Rochester seems to have been a center for passing and manufacturing counterfeit monies; from 1821-62 as many as 107 arrests were made, twenty-five percent of these between 1857 and 1859, a period of economic recession. Of that number only six were women. The Secret Service Division was created on July 5, 1865 in Washington, D.C., to suppress counterfeit currency. Chief William P. Wood was sworn in by Secretary of the Treasury Hugh McCulloch. Anti-counterfeiting measures for producing currency did not begin in the US until well into the twentieth century, decades later than many countries. The 'Court of Common Pleas' existed prior to the State Court. It was composed of not less than three, nor more than five judges. The following gentlemen were judges, though their exact terms of service cannot be given. Rufus Putnam, Benjamin Tupper, Archibald Cary, Joseph Gilman, Dudley Woodbridge, Robert Oliver, Daniel Loring, John G. Petit, Isaac Pierce, Griffin Greene, Ephraim Cutler, Peregrine Foster. The constitution of the 1802 provided for a Court of Common Pleas to consist of one president judge and two or three associate judges, all to be appointed by the legislature and to hold office for seven years. There were to be three president judges for the State, but the associate judges were appointed in each county.. Very Good.

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