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        FIFTEEN MONTHS' PILGRIMAGE THROUGH UNTRODDEN TRACTS OF KHUZISTAN AND PERSIA, in a journey from India to England, through parts of Turkish Arabia, Persia, Armenia, Russia, and Germany. Performed in the years 1831 and 1832

      2 volumes, complete set, 1832. 8vo, 205 x 130 mm, 8 x 5 inches, LACKING THE 2 FRONTISPIECES AND THE FOLDING MAP, GOOD FACSIMILES OF THE COLOUR FRONTISPIECES HAVE BEEN ADDDED. pages xii, 263, [1]; [2], v, [1], 228, [4] - adverts, bound in original publisher's cloth backed drab boards, remains of original paper label on Volume I, missing on Volume II. Green cloth slightly discoloured, some chipping to surface paper next to spines, small dark spot to upper cover of Volume I, several tiny dark spots to lower cover of Volume II, corners slightly worn and slightly bumped, label of Foley's Circulating Library on pastedowns, pale offsetting to colour facsimile in volume 1 and slight pale age browning to frontispiece in volume 2, little light spotting and/or pale marks to a few margins, an occasional pale fingermark, otherwise contents nice, bindings tight and firm.  A good working set of the scarce original edition.  J. H. Stocqueler (1801 - 1886) was an English journalist, government employee, entrepreneur in England, India, and the United States of America and wrote several books about his travels and experiences in various wars.  Not in Cox, Blackmer nor in Howgego;  listed in the catalogue of the library of Robert Michael Burrell, No. 784.  MORE IMAGES ATTACHED TO THIS LISTING.  POSTAGE AT COST.

      [Bookseller: Roger Middleton]
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        The Trollope Family: being a Rare lithographic Print published in Philadelphia in Response to Frances Trollope's Domestic Manners of the Americans, Mocking Mrs. Trollope and Her Family WAS $5,250

      Philadelphia: Childs & Inman, 1832. First edition. No Binding [Framed]. Johnston, David Claypoole. PRESENTLY DISCOUNTED. WAS $5,250. A Near Fine original Print, first issue, published in Philadelphia in response to Frances Trollope's "Domestic Manners of the Americans" (1832), Frances Trollope's report on Americans and their manners then recently published, not examined outside the frame, and executed after a sketch previously made in Cincinnati (1829); nicely matted and framed; Artist: David Claypoole Johnston, a noted 19th Century American cartoonist, printmaker, painter, and actor who had aspirations of becoming America's Cruikshank.. Copies of the print were placed on sale in September, 1832 and very few have survived. Frances Trollope was the mother of the great Victorian Era novelist Anthony Trollope and the wife to Thomas Trollope, Anthony's father, a Barrister whose law practice suffered from Trollope's habit of yelling at his Clients, as well as from his other failings. Ultimately, the father gave up his legal practice and took up farming, an endeavor at which he had not experience whatsoever and at which he also was a miserable failure, leaving the family in great financial distress. In 1827, Frances Trollope relocated to America, living first in Fanny Wright's utopian community in Tennessee and, when that community failed, removing to Cincinnati, a frontier town at the time, to open a Museum and a Bazaar. As Frances Trollope had no experience in that line of work, the enterprise was a miserable failure as well, adding to the family's financial stress. However, after her return to England, the indomitable Mrs. Trollope, having observed the cultural peculiarities of the Americans first-hand, published her debut book, "Domestic Manners of the Americans" (1832), in which she presented a caustic view of the Americans, portraying them as uneducated and lacking in proper manners, and describing America's appalling middle-class egalitarianism and other shortcomings. Acerbic and witty, the book was an instant sensation in England and rescuing the family from the brink of financial ruin and bringing instead prosperity and fame. Of course, the book was not well received in America and of it Mark Twain said "Mrs. Trollope was so handsomely cursed and reviled by this nation [for] telling the truth... she was painting a state of things which did not change at once. ... I remember it." On her trip to and from America, and during her stay there, Mrs. Trollope was accompanied by her three youngest children: her son Henry and her two youngest daughters, Cecilia and Emily, as well as by the French artist August Hervieu. Hervieu's participation, officially as the tutor and companion to the Trollope children, gave rise to much speculation about the exact nature of the relationship between Mrs. Trollope and Hervieu. Clearly the two were close, as Hervieu sold his Art in America to help maintain the group. In the Rare Print offered here, Hervieu is shown painting with a silly-looking Henry serving as a model for Lafayette. A falsely plump Frances Trollope is shown seated with her two unattractively-portrayed fat-cheeked daughters reclined next to her. An older man and and a foolish-looking Thomas Trollope (the husband who did not, in fact, take part in the trip) are shown watching Hervieu paint with Thomas Trollope standing in front of hung piece of art depicting a stag. Thomas Trollope is so placed that the animal's horns appear to be coming out of Trollope's head, thus portraying him as being cuckolded. [Cuckolds are sometimes described as "wearing the horns of a cuckold" or just "wearing the horns", an allusion to the mating habits of stags, who yield their mates when defeated by rival male. Interestingly, Anthony Trollope's bookplate itself depicts a stag.] The noteworthy Print offered here takes one back to the very foundations of the writing Trollopes and to the events which gave birth to an important English writing family. The Print is quite rare indeed and this is the only copy we have seen in over 30 years of diligently searching for Trollope rarities; a remarkable survival, a QUITE RARE piece of Trollope ephemera, and a collection-distinguishing item for the Trollope collector, other copies of which can be found at Princeton University, the Pennsylvania Historical Society, the Smithsonian Museum, and the Library of Congress. QUITE RARE INDEED.

      [Bookseller: Allington Antiquarian Books, LLC]
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        The British Dominions in North America; 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. . . Land Granting, Emigration, etc

      London: Longman, Rees, Orme, Brown, Green, and Longman, 1832. 1st Edition. Hard Cover. Very Good. 4to [29 x 23 cm]; 3 volumes, 30 plates, maps, plans, portrait, including folding, extra engraved titles in first 2 vol., half-titles in Vol. II, III, tables. & New (about 30 years ago) 3/4 leather covers, 5 raised bands and gold type on spine, with brown cloth and new end papers. & Vol. 1. xxvi, [2]list of plates & errata, 498& Vol. 2. xi, [1]list of plates, 296; & half-titles in Vol. II, III& Vol. 3. xii, [358]. [last volume unpaginated & printed in double columns). with half-titles. The third volume is entitled 'Topographical Dictionary of the Province of Lower Canada., Uncommon in this level of condition. No flaws other than the previous owners blue stamp 1/8" x 1.5" on the front end paper. The inside is exceptionally clean and virtually all the plates are fox free (pencil mark on each plate to show insertion page) & The plates include lithographs, aquatints, engraved plates and are finely done, mostly being views and scenery, including of Montreal, Fredericton, Quebec City, Fort Chambly, Isle aux Noix, Long's Farm on Lake Jimiscouata, Harrower's Distillery, the falls of the St. John, plans of York Harbour, the Niagara River and others. First Edition, Second Issue, with titles of Vols. I-II dated '1832' (first issue dated '1831'), & Bouchette, Joseph. The British Dominions in North America; 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. & Note: Sabin 6848-51-st Vol. III under the title: Scenery scenes and town views show by the majority "A Topographical Dictonary of the Province of Lower Canada ." the finely ausgefuhrten coppers, the lithographies and aquatints like Montreal, Fredericton, Quebec town, fort Chambly, Isle aux Noix, the Niagarafall etc. the author was 37 years an inspector there and intensely travelled around the land. - Small collector's stamps recto and verso on the Vorsatzen. &

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        A Compendious History of the Northern Part of the Province of New Brunswick, and of the District of Gaspe, in Lower Canada

      Printed by Joseph Howe, Halifax 1832 - 288 p. Paper-covered boards. Front board has a stain and pencil marks, corners heavily rubbed. New endpapers. Ink inscription on title page and pencil on 41. Ink stamps on first page of introduction and 51. Darkening of pages and some spotting. Cooney (1800-1870) was a Methodist clergyman, journalist and author. Between 1829 and 1831, Cooney wrote for the Chatham, NB Gleaner and, while there, gathered notes for this, his best-known work. He covers geography and resources, "Indians," French and British settlement. TPL 1704. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Globe Terrestre Dresse par Fx. Delamrche, Succr. de R. De Vaugondy 1832

      Paris, 1832. No Binding. Very Good. 9 ½ inches (24 cm.) diameter; 21 inches (53 cm.) total height. Single pedestal globe with horizon ring, armature & meridian all of wood, wear and staining on meridian at point where fits into stand, some chipping at extremities, else fine; globe with vibrant original color and clear, sharp patina; some abrasion & losses, mostly in lower and upper extremities; overall very good plus condition. An attractive, very capably executed table or desk globe, in the distinctive style of the Delamarche firm, "the most successful French entrepreneur[s] in maps and globes" (Dekker/ van der Krogt). This was an original work by the son, Felix, who succeeded his father in the management of the firm in 1817. The globe is geographically up-to-date, notably in the South Pacific and Alaska, with information from then recent Russian voyages, such as Krustenstern's. Related to this, at the time the globe appeared and reflected on it, Europeans were beginning to differentiate between various regions of the Pacific. These were based on a better understanding of cultural and other differences between the peoples of various areas encountered on these recent voyages. For example, in 1831 the French explorer Dumont d'Urville proposed the use of the terms "Micronesia" and "Melanesia" for various parts of the Pacific as distinguished from Polynesia. Printed dashed lines on this globe, labeled "Division Oceanique," roughly approximate the three eventually accepted divisions of what is referred to as the South Pacific, though the regions are not named on the globe. Delamarche also clearly identifies on the globe the more traditional divisions of the Pacific between "Grand Ocean Boreal," "Grand Ocean Equinoxial," and "Grand Ocean Austral." The Delamarche firm was the first to successfully reach a fairly sizable, general market of globe buyers. It accomplished this by reducing the cost of constructing globe stands and other parts, while maintaining a high level of quality in the maps of their globes, which are cleanly and attractively engraved. Traditional brass meridians were replaced by wooden ones, and the horizon rings and armatures supporting the rings were greatly simplified and made from either wood or stiff board. Also, the firm generally used simpler, single-pedestal stands rather than four-legged designs. Yet, as this well-preserved example demonstrates, Delamarche's design and materials proved to be very durable. Charles-Francois Delamarche (1740-1817), the founder of the family firm, was the successor of the great map and globemaking family, the Robert De Vaugondys, as is cited in the title of this globe. Delamarche, in fact, seemed to have cornered the globe market in France by also incorporating the stocks of Jean Fortin and Jean Lattre. Delamarche's son, Felix took over the firm upon his father's death and managed it until 1848, when Gosselin succeeded him. The firm continued well into the latter 19th century under yet another Delamarche descendent. Dekker/ Van der Krogt, Globes from the Western World, pp. 63, 74; Dekker, E. Globes at Greenwich, pp. 321-25; Suarez, T. Early Mapping of the Pacific, p. 25.

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        Marsh Harrier. Circus rufus

      London: [by the Author, 1832-1837]. Lithograph, coloured by hand, by E. Lear, printed by C. Hullmandel. Very good condition. 14 1/4 x 21 1/8 inches. A beautiful image from John Gould's 'The Birds of Europe': a work which, according to Hyman, 'included some of the most remarkable bird drawings ever made'. This plate is from the second of John Gould's great ornithological portfolios. Gould undertook this work not only hoping to build on the success of his first work (on the birds of the Himalaya mountains), but also in an effort to redress the imbalance between the study of local and foreign ornithology. It was his opinion that too much attention had focused on the exotic, whilst the beauty of the more local species was ignored. He wrote in the preface to the work from which this image comes: 'It has been frequently remarked that the productions of distant countries have received a much larger share of attention than those objects by which we are more immediately surrounded; and it is certainly true, that while numerous and costly illustrations have made us acquainted with the Ornithology of most other parts of the world, the Birds of Europe, in which we are, or ought to be, more interested, have not received that degree of attention which they naturally demand. The present work has been undertaken to supply that deficiency.' The images in this work are the first to be published by Gould that show the liveliness of treatment that was to become such a feature of later works. This break from the traditional methods of bird depiction can be largely attributed to the influence of and contributions from Edward Lear: 'They are certainly among the most remarkable bird drawings ever made, [for] it is evident that Lear endowed them with some measure of his own whimsy and intelligence, his energetic curiosity, his self-conscious clumsiness and his unselfconscious charm'. (Hyman) Cf. Anker 169; cf.Balis 101; cf.Fine Bird Books (1990), p. 102; cf.Nissen IVB 371; cf.Sauer 2; cf.Zimmer p. 251.

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        Tales Of My Landlord,

      Edinburgh - Robert Cadell, 1832 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. Tales Of My Landlord, Fourth and Last Series by Sir Walter Scott, containing Count Robert of Paris and Castle Dangerous with half titles to all volumes. With an introductory address to front of volume one. In four volumes complete. This copy appears to have Worthington's preferable variant to volume II. Tales of my Landlord is a series of novels by Sir Walter Scott that form a subset of the so-called Waverley Novels. The fourthseries first published in 1831 contains:Count Robert of ParisandCastle Dangerous. Count Robert of Paris and Castle Dangerous were the last of Walter Scott's novels published in his lifetime. They were called Tales of my Landlord because they were supposed to be tales collected from the (fictional) landlord of the Wallace Inn at Gandercleugh, compiled by a Peter Pattieson, and edited and sent to the publisher by Jedediah Cleishbotham. They were supposed to reflect aspects of Scottish regional life. Sir Walter Scott, 1st Baronet (1771 - 1832) was a Scottish historical novelist, playwright, and poet, popular throughout much of the world during his time. Condition: Rebound in half calf with marbled paper covered boards with original spine labels tipped in to spines. Externally, smart with only minor wear to extremities, odd slight marks and rubbing to boards. Two front hinges strained. Internally, generally firmly bound although strained in places with some pages loosening. Bright but with occasional slight foxing, heavier to endpapersand handling marks. Overall: GOOD.

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        Tableau pittoresque de l?Inde, ou description géographique, statistique, commerciale, morale et politique de l?Indostan

      Paris, Librairie Encyclopédique, 1832.. Royal octavo. Pp. 332. Plus finely engraved frontispiece, hand-coloured by contemporary hand, protected by tissue-guard. Half-title present. Hardcover, bound in contemporary customized binding of navy blue full morocco, gilt lettering ?Universite de France, Collége Royal de Bourbon? embossed on upper cover within large gilt wreath of two branches, gilt tooled floral frame on each cover, spine gilt decorated and lettered, gilt tooled board edges, marbled endpapers and book block edges, green ribbon marker. Foxed in part, else in fine condition. Handsome copy. - - First edition. Translated from the original English manuscript by Benjamin Laroche. The second edition was published two years later (Paris, Poulton-de-l?Épée, 1835). James Silk Buckingham (1786-1855). A dedicated traveller and a prolific writer, he wrote, among others, also ?Travels In Palestine Through the Countries of Bashan and Gilead? (1921); ?Travels Among the Arab Tribes Inhabiting the Countries East of Syria and Palestine? (1925); ?Travels in Mesopotamia? (1827); ?Travels in Assyria Media and Persia? (1830). - - Provenance: From the private library of Auguste de Blignières with its bookplate to first paste-down. Auguste Le Barbier de Blignières was a professor of rhetoric at the College Stanislas in Paris. He wrote many books on language and grammar, and is well known for his book ?Essai sur Amyot et les traducteurs français au XVIe siècle? (Paris, 1851) about Jacques Amyot (1513-1593), the French Renaissance writer and translator. Customized binding for ?Universite de France, Collége Royal de Bourbon?.

      [Bookseller: Librarium of The Hague]
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        The Poetical Works of William Wordsworth in 4 Volumes

      London, 1832. First Collected Edition. Hardcover (Full Leather). Very Good Condition. Printed for Longman, Rees, Orme, Brown, Greem, & Longman, Paternoster-Row. Each volume is bound in polished calf leather, faun-colored, with gilt border design on front and back boards. Gold-stamped lettering on spine. All edges gilt. Marbled endpapers. Each volume contains the bookplate of William Jackson, collector in Paris (fl. 1865-1880?). First volume includes tipped-in ALS from Dora Wordsworth (1804-1847), daughter of William, to her god-daughter Marion. On half-title page: "Marion Jackson. A birth day gift from her affectionate Godmother, Dora Wordsworth, March 19th, 1834." And facing: "Marion dear, When my father's eyes are better he will write your name in this book so he desires me to tell you with his kind love - Dora W." Corners slightly bumped and rubbed. Size: 3 3/4" x 6". All volumes are free of marks. Binding is tight, Bottom of spine is slightly rubbed. Slight foxing front/rear pages of each volume, but body of books are mostly clean and unfoxed. All edges gilt - bright, rich condition. All books offered from DSB are stocked at our store in Fayetteville, AR. Shipped Weight: Under 1 kilogram. Category: Poetry; Antiquarian & Rare. Inventory No: 026422. .

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        Newton Forster or The Merchant Service

      London - James Cochrane, 1832 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. First edition. A smartly bound set of first editions from English Royal Navy officer, and novelist, Captain Frederick Marryat. Captain Frederick Marryat is noted today as an early pioneer of the sea story. He is now known particularly for the semi-autobiographical novel Mr Midshipman Easy and his children's novel The Children of the New Forest, and for a widely used system of maritime flag signalling, known as Marryat's Code. Marryat is admired for the way he wrote about his real life experiences at sea with vivacity. The master of a coastal brig is pressed into the Royal Navy unlawfully. He ends up in an East Indiaman and goes into action with the Bombay Marine. He rises to the command of an Indiaman, rescues a noble French family and marries their daughter. Complete in three volumes. Condition: Rebound in half calf bindings with marbled boards. Externally, smart, with very light, if any shelfwear. Internally, firmly bound, lightly age toned, some scattered spotting and handling marks. Small repair to title page, and first page. Half titles are absent. Overall: VERY GOOD,a very good set..

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        La mimica degli antichi investigata nel gestire napoletano

      Stamperia del Fibreno,, Napoli, 1832 - Cm. 23,5, pp. (2) xxxvi, 380 (4). Con 21 tavole belle tavole fuori testo di cui molte all'acquatinta seppiata. Legatura originale in cart. rigido a stampa. Dorso rifatto e piatti molto lisi, internamente, peraltro esemplare marginoso, pulito ed in ottimo stato di conservazione. bella dedica manoscritta dell'autore al canonico Francesco Rossi. Le tavole raffigurano scene di genere e popolari in cui il gesticolare delle mani è posto in evidenza. Edizione originale di questo celebre e curioso manuale sulla gestualità napoletana riferita alla mimica degli antichi. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Tableau pittoresque de l'Inde, ou description géographique, statistique, commerciale, morale et politique de l'Indostan.

      Paris, Librairie Encyclopédique 1832 - Royal octavo. Pp. 332. Plus finely engraved frontispiece, hand-coloured by contemporary hand, protected by tissue-guard. Half-title present. Hardcover, bound in contemporary Prize Binding of navy blue full morocco, upper cover with large gilt emblem within a wreath of two branches, all set within gilt tooled floral frame which repeats on lower cover; spine gilt decorated and lettered, gilt tolled board edges, marbled endpapers and book block edges, green ribbon marker. Foxed, else in fine condition. Handsome copy. - - First edition. Translated from the original English manuscript by Benjamin Laroche. The second edition was published two years later (Paris, Poulton-de-l'Épée, 1835). James Silk Buckingham (1786-1855). A dedicated traveller and a prolific writer, he wrote, among others, also "Travels In Palestine Through the Countries of Bashan and Gilead" (1921); "Travels Among the Arab Tribes Inhabiting the Countries East of Syria and Palestine" (1925); "Travels in Mesopotamia" (1827); "Travels in Assyria Media and Persia" (1830). - - Provenance: From the private library of Auguste de Blignières with its bookplate to first paste-down. Auguste Le Barbier de Blignières was a professor of rhetoric at the College Stanislas in Paris. He wrote many books on language and grammar, and is well known for his book "Essai sur Amyot et les traducteurs français au XVIe siècle" (Paris, 1851) about Jacques Amyot (1513-1593), the French Renaissance writer and translator. Prize Binding of "Universite de France, Collége Royal de Bourbon".

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      1832. WOODVILLE, William. MEDICAL BOTANY: Containing systematic and general descriptions, with plates of all the medicinal plants, comprehended in the catalogues of the materia medica, as published by the Royal Colleges of Physicians of London, Edinburg, and Dublin; together with the principal medicinal plants not included in those pharmacopoeias. [...] The botanical descriptions arranged and corrected by Dr. William Jackson Hooker [...]. The new medico-botanical portion supplied by G. Spratt, [...] under whose immediate inspection the whole of the plates have been coloured. London: John Bohn, 1832. The third and most complete edition of Woodville's classic work: Five volumes, including the first printing of the supplemental fifth volume, which was limited to 200 copies and sold separately. Illustrated with 310 hand-colored plates, 273 of 274 engraved by James Sowerby (1757-1822) and 37 lithographs by George Spratt, including one duplicate plate. Sowerby's plates are numbered, and the missing plate is "Pansie," number 90. Plate number 112 was never published, but the work was issued with two (different) plates numbered 181 as compensation. Spratt's plates are unnumbered, and the duplicate plate is "Cinchona cordifolia." Volumes 1-4 are continuously paginated: 824 pp., + [28] pp. indices. Volume 5: 157 pp., + [12] pp. indices. Quarto, 28 x 18.5 cm (10 by 7.25 in), in modern two-tone (medium green/dark green) cloth bindings with gilt lettering on spines. Ex library, with no external marks and some library marks within, though not excessive: all volumes have stamps to title-page, first text leaf, on verso of a couple of plates, and sometimes on another text page. Nineteenth-century (private ownership) book label on front pastedowns. Occasional light to moderate foxing and/or toning affecting some text pages and plates - though mostly text pages. It is generally clean and bright, and quite attractive overall. First compiled by William Woodville (1752-1805), a Quaker physician and botanist, and issued in parts from 1790 to 1795, MEDICAL BOTANY remained the standard illustrated book of plants of the British pharmacopoeia until the late 1870s. This third edition of MEDICAL BOTANY, edited and expanded by the British botanist William Jackson Hooker (1785-1865), who created the modern Royal Garden

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      Kiobenhavn(copenhagen): J. D. Quist,. Fair with no dust jacket. 1832. First Edition. Hardcover. Danish Language; Color Illustrations; 4to 11" - 13" tall; Xvii, [i], 216 pages; (1832 Narrative of an Expedition to the East Coast of Greenland) Undersogelses-Reise Til Ostkysten Af Gronland. Efter Kongelig Befaling Udfort I Aarene 1828-31. With all 8 color plates, but lacking most of the folding map which follows the text. Both the frontis and plate #7 became separated from the text in the past causing much soiling and tears and chips (mostly to the frontis) at the margins. These have been repaired at the margins and neatly reinserted. The ffep is lacking, repaired 3" horizontal tear to p. Vii, & related 2"x1 1/2" "bite" out of the margin, not affecting text, p. 21w/repair to 2" tear in margin and a 3"x1/2" half moon bite out of the lower margin, not affecting text, a 4" repaired horizontal tear to p. 55, a 4" repaired horizontal tear to margin of p. 188, a 1" repair at gutter of p. 215, a 2" repair at the gutter of pp. 212-213. There is no loss of text anywhere and the binding is the original . Leather spine w/ marbled boards. The spine is cracked, the marbled paper covered boards are no longer stiff and are rubbed, creased and with pieces missing, edges completely rubbed through. SABIN 28178. Early ownership of C. F. Petersen on title page. Text in Danish. Laid in is a book dealer's catalog description. Rare, WorldCat locates but 4 copies, all in Germany. .

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        The Miscellaneous Works of Oliver Goldsmith

      London,, 1832.. Six volumes duodecimo, handsome Moffitt half calf binding. A choice example of Sydney binding.

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        The Works of Lord Byron: with his Letters and Journals, and his Life by Thomas Moore [in Seventeen Volumes]. COMPLETE AND EXTENDED SET IN ORIGINAL CLOTH

      John Murray, 1832-33. 17 vols., sm. 8vo., First Edition, with all half-titles (save vols I and. IX as usual), 17 engraved frontispieces (most original tissue guards present), engraved and printed titles in each volume, and a folding facsimile, frontispieces, guards and engraved titles mildly foxed, all text remarkably crisp and clean; original dark-green moiré cloth, gilt backs, uncut, patterned endpapers (save where rebacked), all bindings rubbed at extremities, backstrips chipped at heads and tails, four volumes neatlky rebacked with old backstrips laid down, cases of four volumes loose or shaken (but all text blocks entirely sound), one volume with short split in backstrip, generally a nice, notably clean set in publisher's original binding. All volumes have title blocked in gilt at head of backstrips (this is a very early example of gilt blocking directly onto cloth) and the gilt of every volume is uniformly bright and clear. The frontispieces and title-vignettes are by Finden after various artists. This edition was originally intended as fourteen volumes, as stated on the printed titles of the first twelve volumes. 'When this Edition was first announced...the printer calculated that the whole might be comprised in fourteen volumes. While, however, the Notices of Lord Byron's Life were for the second time passing through the press, it was suggested to the Publisher, that the time had come when the Public had a right to look for such notes and illustrations to Lord Byron's text, as are usually appended to the pages of a deceased author of established and permanent popularity. These additions will extend the Work to seventeen volumes; the last of which will [and does] include a very copious and careful Index to the whole collection.' (Advertisement, vol. XIII). AN ORIGINAL COPY AND NOT, AS SOMETIMES, A MADE-UP SET. Despite the broken cases, which are wholly forgivable given the fragility of the publisher's binding which was not intended to last, this set is in very good contemporary state and has considerable shelf presence. COMPLETE SETS OF THIS NOTABLE EDITION ARE VERY SCARCE, THE MORE SO IN THIS EXTENDED FORM. Coleridge, xlvi; CBEL III, 187(2a). . Catalogs: literature.

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        Arte y reglas de la lengua Tagala

      [Manila,] Jose Maria Dayot for Tomas Oliva, 1832. In 8vo (150 mm x 98 mm). 1 [blank] + 919 (recte 929). Printed on rice paper, text in Spanish and Tagalog; gathering X misbound after gathering Y; occasional browning, tears in four leaves (X1, Ee4, Aaa2 and Vvvvv3, without loss), foremargin of one leaf chipped with loss (Tttt1, not affecting text), but a very good copy in contemporary limp vellum preserving one (of two) closure loops; ownership inscription of ?Oscar Dürr, Manila 1865? on front free endpaper. Fine copy of one of the earliest works on Philippine language. Third edition of San José?s Tagalog grammar, perhaps the most influential grammar published in the early Spanish colonial period. All early editions are rare. Tagalog, the most widely studied language in the Philippines, was ?spoken in the most thickly populated and fertile regions of southwestern Luzon, including the areas adjacent to the colonial capital of Manila. Where Tagalog artes are concerned, the most highly esteemed name was that of the Dominican priest Francisco Blancas de San José. With the aid of the Tagalog printer Tomas Pinpin, Blancas published his massive Arte y reglas de la lengua tagala in 1610. It went through two more editions, in 1752 and 1832, and was consistently held up by the missionary writers as well as by Filipino intellectuals of the succeeding centuries as the most comprehensive codification of the Tagalog language. As an exemplary arte, Blancas?s work reveals some of the more dominant tendencies that were to be reflected and refracted in the books of other missionary writers on language . . . . The three editions are not wholly identical in content, particularly where the prefatory remarks and dedications are concerned? (Vicente Rafael, Contracting colonialism: translation and Christian conversion in Tagalog society under early Spanish rule, 2001, p. 26?7 and p. 27, n. 10). Retana 619. Palau, 292360.

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        Voyage de découvertes autour du monde et a la recherche de La Perouse

       A famed expedition to the Pacific, with the very rare atlas. 1832-1834. Paris. Librairie Encyclopedique de Roret. Ten volumes in five in 8vo and folio atlas (215 mm x 134 mm; 520 mm x 345 mm). 2 ff. + cxvi + 212 + 2 ff. + 213-528; 2 ff. + 287 + 2 ff. + 289-632; 2 ff. + 400 + 2 ff. + 401-796; 2 ff. + 393 + 2 ff. + 397-760; 2 ff. + 384 + 2 ff. + 385-678 + 1 ff. Atlas: title + 8 maps (mostly double page) + portrait of Dumont D´Urville + 12 plates (6 of which in colour). Recent elegant calf gilt over boards, spines lettered in gilt. Text entirely uncut foxed and occasionally browned as expected for the paper used; atlas generally very clean and fresh, two plates more foxed and browed. A fine set.Very rare edition of D?Urville?s voyage to the Pacific aboard the Astrolabe, originally published in 1830-35 under the title ?Voyage de la corvette l? Astrolabe?. This would be the first expedition commanded by D?Urville. The work records the monumental scientific survey undertaken in the Pacific, mainly describing Australia, New Zealand, Cook Strait, Fiji and Micronesia. The title reads ?Voyage de découvertes autour du monde et a la recherche de La Perouse?, the last part added to the original title; in fact one of the ulterior motifs for the mission was the location of the first Astrolabe vessel, wrecked in 1788, under the command of La Perouse. The Astrolabe (the one wrecked) was found in the Santa Cruz Islands by Dillon a few years before D?Urville set sail to the Pacific; the expedition confirmed the claim regarding the Astrolabe?s shipwreck location, finally settling the affair and one of the most important 18th century maritime tragedies.Dumont D´Urville (1790 ? 1842) was a French sailor, explorer and navy officer; his accomplishments gained him fame and made him one of the most emblematic characters of the Golden Century of French Marine exploration. During his voyages, he discovered the Venus de Milo, currently at the Louvre. Only a few years after this expedition, D?Urville parted again, his findings would be published in the ?Voyage au Pole Sud et dans L?Océanie sur les corvettes L?Astrolabe et La Zélée?.The atlas is composed of a selection of maps and plates. The maps are mostly double page and show the Pacific Ocean, New Zealand, New Guinee, Fidji & Tonga, Vanikoro, etc.; the plates are after the expedition?s draughtsman Louis de Sainson and show the costumes & ceremonies of the natives, constructions, landscapes, cultural exchanges between the members of the expedition and natives, and a fascinating view of the Astrolabe from the beach whilst is being rocked by the tide. Six of the plates are coloured.This edition is exceedingly rare, only one copy has appeared at auction in the last 30 years (source, AE) and several bibliographies are unaware of its existence.Brunet, II, 882. Ferguson, 1531b & 1642aaa. Not in Hill. Not in Sabin. 

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        Histoire De La Renaissance De La Liberte En Italie (In 2 Volumes)

      Paris: Chez Treuttel et Wurtz, 1832. Very Good. 2 volume set, 8vo. Chez Truettel et Wurtz (1832). Near fine. Exceptionally well preserved, gift quality. A superior copy in nearly new condition. Clean, unmarked pages with red marbled edges. Strong binding and cover, gold gilt embossed spine with six compartments. Hardcover. See our pictures of these lovely books. <br><br> Significant Swiss historian Simonde de Sismondi&#39;s history of the Italian city-states under the Holy Roman Empire. Ships daily.

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        English Botany or Coloured Figures of British Plants

      London: Richard Taylor for C.E.Sowerby, 1832. 2nd ed. 1832 - 1841. Vols 1 to 8 only with further volume of supplememtary plates. 1809 hand-coloured plates numbered 1 to 1629, plus 1486 bis, plus 179 supplementary plates. Vols 1 to 7 contain all the phaenogamous or flowering plants, vol 8 contains the first part of Cryptogams. Bound by Webb of Liverpool in contemporary 1/2 calf with marbled paper-covered boards and gilt lettering to spine. Contemporary owner&#39;s details on some of the titlepages. Newspaper cutting of Linnaeus on first blank of vol 1. Extremities rubbed, with an occasional split to hinges. The Supplementary plates for volumes 1 to 7 are in a separate volume in similar but not matching binding; this binding is rather worn with hinges badly split but still attached, each of the supplementary plates has been neatly numbered and titled in black ink. The first 5 leaves of this volume are stained in the bottom right margin including two of the plates. The supplementary plates for volume 8 are loose at the end of that volume and are curled at the edges. The plates are generally bright and clean.. 2nd Ed.. Half-Leather. Fair/No Jacket. Illus. by James Sowerby. 22.0 x 13.5 Cms.

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        [Bound volume of extracts from the Journal of the Royal Geographical Society, on 19th century explorations in the South Island of New Zealand (known at that time as "Middle Island")]

      London: Royal Geographical Society. Very Good with no dust jacket. 1832-1870. First Edition. Hardcover. Bound volume of 11 reports extracted from various early issues of the Journal of the Royal Geographical Society. Bound in mid-twentieth century in red cloth boards. Page edges sprinkled. Spine titled in gilt: "New Zealand - 1832-64". Page dimensions: 208 x 133mm. No previous owner&#39;s signatures. All maps in very good condition. One map with a small 10mm tear to the margin. A few minor spots of foxing to some maps. Publisher&#39;s imprint line in the lower margin of the Brunner map cropped through the middle of the letters. All extracts are on New Zealand, including several on important 19th century explorations in the South Island of New Zealand, notably those of Thomas Brunner, J. Turnbull Thomson, and Julius von Haast. This volume would make a wonderful addition to any collection on 19th century New Zealand travel and history, or 19th century New Zealand cartography.The contents are: [1.] (1832) "Notices of New Zealand. From Original Documents in the Colonial Office, communicated by R. W. Hay, Esq. Read the 9th of April, 1832." Vol. II, (133)-136 pages + 1 full page engraved map of New Zealand (J. &C. Walker, engraver). [2.] (1851) "Journal of an Expedition to Explore the Interior of the Middle Island of New Zealand. By Mr. Thomas Brunner." Vol. XX, (344)-378 pages + 1 folding engraved map of the South Island (Middle Island), with Brunner&#39;s route hand-coloured in red (John Arrowsmith, engraver). [3.] (1852) "Observations on the Statue, Bodily Weight, Magnitude of Chest, and Physical Strength of the New Zealand Race of Men. By Dr. Arthur Saunders Thomson, 58th Regt." (87)-93 pages. [4.] (1851) "Survey of the Southern Part of the Middle Island of New Zealand by Capt. J. Lort Stokes, R.N., F.R.G.S. Communicated by the Admiralty. With Memoranda on its exploration." Vol. XXI, (25)-35 pages + folding engraved map with Captain Mitchell&#39;s route hand-coloured in red (John Arrowsmith, engraver). [5.] (1858) "Extracts from a Journal kept during the performance of a Reconnoissance Survey of the Southern Districts of the Province of Otago, New Zealand. By. J. Turnbull Thomson, F.R.G.S., Chief Surveyor, Otago." Vol. XXVIII, (298)-332 pages + folding engraved map (John Arrowsmith, engraver). [6.] (1862) "Journal of Two Expeditions to the West Coast of the Middle Island of New Zealand in the year 1859. By John Rochfort, Esq., of Nelson, Surveyor." (294)-303 pages + folding engraved map with Rochfort&#39;s routes hand-coloured in red and blue (John Arrowsmith, engraver). [7.] (1870) "Notes to Accompany the Topographical Map of the Southern Alps, in the Province of Canterbury, New Zealand. By Julius Haast, Ph. D., F.R.S." Vol. XL, (433)-441 pages + large folding hand-coloured engraved map (Edward Weller, engraver). [8.] (1867) "Altitude Sections of the principal Routes between the East and West Coasts of the Province of Canterbury, New Zealand, across the Southern Alps. By Julius Haast, Ph. D., F.G.S., F.L.S., &c." Vol. XXXVII, (328)-338 pages + large folding hand-coloured engraved map of the Province of Canterbury, with inset Sections (Edward Weller, engraver). [9.] (1864) "Reconnaissance Survey of the Lake Districts of Otago and Southland, New Zealand. By James M&#39;Kerrow, Esq., District Surveyor to the Province of Otago." Vol. XXXIV, (56)-87 pages + large folding hand-coloured map of the Provinces of Canterbury and Otago (Edward Weller, engraver). [10.] (1864) "Notes on the Mountains and Glaciers of the Canterbury Province, New Zealand. By Dr. Julius Haast, M. D., F.G.S." Vol. XXXIV, (87)-96 pages. (Shared map for this report and the preceding report by M&#39;Kerrow). [11.] (1864) "Expedition to the West Coast of Otago, New Zealand; with an Account of the Discovery of a Low Pass from Martin&#39;s Bay to Lake Wakatipu. By James Hector, Esq., M. D., Provincial Geologist." Vol. XXXIV, (96)-111 pages. (Shared map for this report and the preceding two reports by M&#39;Kerrow and Haast). ; 8vo .

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        Neuestes Gem?lde von Australien

      Vienna,: Anton Doll, 1832.. Octavo, with six full-page copperplate engravings; some old and small library stamps throughout, early shelf-mark on front board, but a very nice copy in an attractive contemporary European binding of glazed paper masquerading as quarter calf with russet label, marbled paper spine and boards. An early German-language history of New Holland, featuring crisp images of Sydney and Hobart, after Leopold Beyer and Sainson respectively. The work begins with a helpful introduction to the voyages of exploration, including a chronological table, and is followed by a long review of New Holland (pages 39-126). Later sections detail many of the most important islands in the Pacific, including good reviews of Hawaii, New Zealand and New Guinea.All of the plates make a lovely contribution to the visual history of the Pacific. Apart from the views of Sydney and Hobart, there are also strong depictions of Carteret Bay on the Bismarck Archipelago, the funerary practices of the Solomon Islands, a scene of the restrictions for taboo in Tonga, and of a British settlement in Tahiti.The work was published as volume 30 of Sch¸tz's series Allgemeine Erdkunde, and a list of all the titles is given at the back. As this individual volume is the only one in the series relevant to the Pacific, it is commonly sold by itself: both the Mitchell Library and National Library of Australia copies are recorded as a single volume.

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        Robin Hood: a Collection of all the Ancient Poems, Songs, and Ballads, now extant relative to that celebrated English Outlaw. To which are prefixed Historical Anecdotes of his Life

      London: William Pickering, 1832. First Edition thus. Cloth. Fine. First Pickering Edition (second edition overall; first published 1795), complete in two volumes. 8vo: viii, [2], [v]-cxxxv, [1],148; vi,261,[1]pp, with numerous woodcut illustrations (each tale with head- and tail-piece) by John and Thomas Bewick. Original brown ribbed cloth, covers decorated in blind with elaborate arabesques; spines ruled in blind and lettered in gilt, pale lemon end papers. Beautifully rebacked with original cloth spines laid down, else a Fine set, bindings firm and gilt bright, pages pristine (and largely unopened) without a trace of foxing, illustrations crisp. Tattersfield 2.543B. Menzies 1704. Lowndes 2098. Not in Roscoe. & Originally published by Ritson,"who continued from time to time to make additions to his own copy, from which the present edition has been carefully printed. The original engravings, by the celebrated Bewick, have again been used; and from the improved art of wood-cut-printing, will be found superior in clearness and beauty to the first impression." (from the Advertisement). The editor of this edition, according to Lowndes, was Ritson&#39;s nephew, who added in the appendix the Tale of Robin Hood and the Monk, of which Ritson was unaware. Lowndes also concurs that the "woodcuts are better struck off and clearer." Joseph Ritson was an English antiquarian notorious for vicious and blistering criticisms of his literary contemporaries, including Thomas Warton (History of English Poetry) and, most famously, Samuel Johnson (the edition of Shakespeare produced with George Steevens in 1783 particularly irked Ritson). But the work upon which Ritson&#39;s fame rests&#151;"his single greatest achievement"&#151; is this exhaustive Robin Hood. "For many years he had attempted to collect all the &#145;historical or poetical remains&#146; concerning Robin Hood, and his research was so thorough that only a handful of &#145;remains&#146; of any significance have subsequently been discovered." (ODNB) Note: With few exceptions (always identified), we only stock books in exceptional condition, carefully preserved in archival, removable polypropylene sleeves. All orders are packaged with care and posted promptly. Satisfaction guaranteed. RARE; we locate only 2 other sets for sale worldwide.

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        The History of the Battle of Agincourt; and of the expedition of Henry the Fifth into France: to which is added, the roll of the men at arms in the English Army

      London: Published by Johnson & Co., 10, Brooke Street, Holborn, MDCCCXXXII, 1832. Second Edition. Three-quarter calf . Near Fine. Second Edition. 8vo, collated and complete, with four hand-colored maps (three folding) and one hand-colored plate of the banners borne at the battle. Three-quarter calf over marbled boards, the spine label lacking. Text and plates clean and bright; one map with a two-inch closed tear skillfully repaired. Armorial bookplates to the front paste down and the FFEP. A fascinating history in highly collectible condition.

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      - LONDRES: 1832. IMPRESSO POR L. THOPSON, Na Officina Portugueza. In fólio de 36,5x26,5 cm. com 31 pags. Encadernação da época em seda azul. Ilustrada com uma gravura de D. Pedro IV. assinada H. Mayer, eque não consta na edição normal. Contem uma pequena folha volante tipográfica com a inscrição «Offerecida Ao [em branco] por A. A. De Beça», personalizaçãopropriapara os subescritores da edição. Exemplar da tiragem especial em papel velino de grande formato. Obra publicada pelas forças liberais à época exiladas em Inglaterra. Inocêncio II, 189. "CARTA CONSTITUCIONAL DA MONARCHIA PORTUGUEZA. Londres. 1832. 32.º de 32 pag. D'esta edição feita com caracteres quasi microscopicos, e notaveis por sua belleza, se tiraram exemplares em papel velino magnifico, de grande formato, adornados com um retrato de S. M. I. o Duque de Bragança. Vi na livraria da Imp. Nacional um d'estes exemplares, cujas folhas medem de grandeza treze e meia pollegadas de altura sobre nove e meia ditas de largura, ao passo que a composição das paginas impressas abrange apenas duas e um quarto pollegadas de altura por uma e um quarto ditas de largura. Distingue se entre as multiplicadas edições que da mesma Carta se têm feito." Grande Enciclopédia Portuguesa e Brasileira, VII, 505. "Gorada a segunda tentativa de D. Miguel, (a Abrilada) em 1824, porque D. João VI, refugiado a bordo duma nau de guerra inglesa surta no Tejo, sob a protecção do corpo Diplomático acreditado em Lisboa, repudiou o golpe de Estado e condenou o infante ao banimento, desterrando-o para Viena. Pela morte do monarca, abre-se a querela da sucessão ao trono, que foi, cumulativamente entre nós, uma sangrenta luta de regimes políticos. O primogénito do rei defunto, o príncipe D. Pedro fora aclamado imperador do Brasil mas, alegando os seus direitos de primogenitura para efeitos de sucessão ao trono, outorgou aos Portugueses a Carta Constitucional de 1826, ao mesmo tempo abdicava os seus direitos em sua filha D. Maria da Glória. Para sanar de vez a questão dinástica, reconhecia-se D. Miguel como regente do reino, depois de ter celebrado esponsais com a rainha sua sobrinha. Jura a Carta Constitucional e convoca as Cortes, não segundo aquela mas à moda antiga dos Três Estados (clero, nobreza e povo) as Cortes proclamam-no rei absoluto de Portugal. O novo estado de coisas dura de 1828 até 1834. Este período de realeza miguelista foi cortado por tentativas juguladas de restabelecer a Carta e por fim por uma guerra civil. Com o triunfo dos constitucionalistas e o novo e definitivo banimento de D. Miguel. Entra desde então em pleno vigor a Carta Constitucional de 1826. A Carta Constitucional, diploma de inspiração reconhecidamente inglesa, organizava quatro poderes do Estado: Legislativo, Executivo, Judicial e Moderador. O Poder Legislativo era exercido por duas câmaras &#150; a Câmara dos Deputados e a Câmara dos Pares. A primeira era eleita por sufrágio indirecto dos cidadãos eleitores; a segunda era constituída por pares (correspondentes aos lordes) nomeados pelo rei, sem número fixo, que exerciam as suas funções vitalícia e hereditariamente. O rei interferia na constituição e exercício do Poder Legislativo de duas formas: pelo direito de convocar extraordinariamente as Cortes, de as prorrogar e adiar, e ainda de dissolver Câmara dos Deputados, e, sobretudo pelo veto absoluto, negando a sanção às leis votadas pelas duas câmaras. O poder Executivo era exercido pelo rei, por intermédio dos ministros, que escolhia e demitia livremente. Mas esta liberdade teórica era na prática condicionada pelas chamadas indicações constitucionais. Em regime parlamentar os governos viviam não só da confiança da Coroa, mas também do Parlamento. A carta Constitucional de 26 vigorou essencialmente até à Republica. Mas sofreu a sua vigência uma interrupção duma dezena de anos, que foi a das perturbações do Setembrismo." Location/localizacao: 1

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        Narrative of a Voyage to the Pacific and Beering&#39;s Strait, to Co-operate with the Polar Expeditions: Performed in His Majesty&#39;s Ship Blossom, under the Command of Captain F.W. Beechey, R.N., F.R.S. &c. in the Years 1825, 26, 27, 28

      Philadelphia& : Carey & Lea, 1832. 1st Edition. Hard Cover. Fair. COMPLETE COPY OF FIRST AMERICAN EDITION (LESS COMMON THAN UK EDITION). vi, [2], 493 + [24] ad pp. (8vo) 9 x5 , modern morocco-backed marbled boards. First American Edition. Dampstained bottom half of last 50 pages or so, and ads at rear, moderate to heavy foxing, a few dampstains on title page; good internally; modern binding fine with fair insides condition., Abridged from the two-volume English edition of 1831 (following that of octavo English edition), called by Hill "one of the most valuable of modern voyages and relates extensive visits to Pitcairn Island, Easter Island, the Tuamotu Archipelago, the Society Islands, the Mangareva (Gambier) Islands, and Tahiti, Alaska, Hawaii, Macao, Okinawa, and the coast of California... Beechey&#39;s work provides an important account of Monterey and San Francisco before the American conquest and gives his impressions of the missionaries in San Francisco..." Forbes 803; Hill (2nd ed.) 94; Howes B309.&

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        The Angling Excursions of Gregory Greendrake, Esq. in the Counties of Wicklow, Meath, Westmeath, Longford, and Cavan, with Additions by Geoffrey Greydrake, Esq., Dedicated to "All Honest Brothers of the Angle."

      Dublin: Grant and Bolton, 1832.. Fourth Edition. Half-Leather/cloth Boards. Very Good/N/A. Hardback. 112mm x 180mm tall. Pp vi, 313 + Erratum slip, engraved frontispiece plate and a map. * A previous owner has made a note in pencil on the verso of the front free endpaper, identifying the two pseudonymous Authors as Henry Brereton Cody and Thomas Ettingsall, but it must be said that Westwood and Satchell state the first named of these to be instead J. Coad, erstwhile Editor of the Dublin Warder. Light rubs to edges and corners and some internal foxing, otherwise very good, in half green calf/gilt-ruled, green cloth-covered boards/gilt decorated spine with five gilt-decorated panels, raised bands, and gilt-on-red leather title-label/marbled endpapers and all edges gilt.

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        Viaje alrededor del mundo hecho en los aÒos 1768, 69, 70 y 71

      Madrid,: Imprenta de Don Tom·s Jordan, 1832.. Six volumes, duodecimo, 6 engraved plates (one in each volume), original blue printed wrappers preserved, early owner's name on the title-pages, old stamps from Barcelona library, bookplates of JosÈ Gallart Folch; a charming set in contemporary Spanish quarter calf, gilt. Very uncommon first Spanish edition of Cook's first voyage, published in 1832 as part of a series called the "New Library of Modern Voyages useful and interesting for Spanish youth."This work has a charming series of six plates which include a scene in Tahiti featuring the Chief Mourner, two New Zealand scenes (a warrior in profile, the war canoe), and concluding with a dramatic scene on board the Endeavour. The presence of the original printed wrappers bound-in is of more than passing interest as the back wrappers give an interesting overview of how the set was marketed, being sold for 6 reales per volume as they were issued whether in Madrid or in the provinces, and stressing the value of the work for the instruction of youth. Each volume would subsequently be priced 8 reales per volume.The translator, Alvarado y de la Pen?a, based his work on the French edition. He also prepared at least one other work of Australian interest, an edition of George Barrington published in Madrid circa 1815.Beddie listed copies in the Mitchell and National Library.Beddie, 680.

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        Vectis Scenery: Being a series of original and select Views, exhibiting the picturesque beauties, local peculiarities, and places of particular interest in The Isle of Wight,

      Wotton-Common, Isle of Wight.: The Engraver [George Brannon], 1832 VG+, 50 pls, fine binding, 2nd ed. Oblong 29.5*23.3 cm, in modern maroon morocco, gilt chain at edges. Spine, gilt tooling, raised bands, titles in gilt to black leather labels. Internally, new endpapers, small old lib label to fpd (Hellyer Marine Library Ryde), (iv), [1], 8-53 pp, 1 map, 50 plates (plates dated 1822-1832), minimal edge browning and finger soiling. The first edition, with a slightly different title was published in 1829. Rare to find as complete and as clean as this. Brannon, engraver and publisher, born in Ireland, lived at Landscape Cottage on Wotton-Common, Isle of Wight.

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        On the Economy of Machinery and Manufactures

      London,: Charles Knight, 1832.. Small octavo, engraved title-page, original maroon cloth, neatly rebacked retaining original spine. Second edition of Charles Babbage's most successful work: there were four editions between 1832 and 1835 and the book was translated into at least six European languages. Babbage wrote this at the time he was working on his famous calculating machine, his first forerunner of the modern computer; his study was based on a conscientious and detailed survey of factories and workshops, both in England and on the continent. In his preface he acknowledges that the book is a direct consequence of his research and the many hours spent visiting places of manufacture in connection with the development of the calculating machine.Babbage's work reflects his broader preoccupations with scientific and industrial life, political economy, and philosophy, which is perhaps why is was so successful with the general reading public. He advocated the decimalization of currency, foresaw the role of tidal power as an energy source, and predicted the exhaustion of coal reserves, later commenting that if posterity failed to find a substitute for coal then it deserved to be frostbitten. This small volume was a turning point in economic writing and firmly established Babbage as a leading authority of the industrial movement.Various handwritten notes on inside page pertaining to the rarity of the book and a lending library label adhered to front laid-down endpaper.

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        La Scienza Degli Ingegneri Nella Direzione Delle Opere Di Fortificazione Ed Architettura Civile

      Milano: A. Spese Degli Editori, 1832. Original edition published in the year 1832. Complete in 2 volumes. Collation, 400pp+43pp, 52 folding engraved plates. Bound in contemporary half calf, calf corners, marble boards, flat gilt bands, stamp tooling in compartments, red leather title labels. Calf and boards lightly rubbed/scuffed with minor abrasion wear on edges/corners, hinge joints strong. Both bindings in very good clean firm condition. Internally, no loose pages, no writing, some occasional light spotting/browning. Pages and illustrations in very good clean firm condition. In the rare Italian edition of 1832 edited and translated by Louis Masiero. It is a book full of charm, like all treaties that have blossomed in the late eighteenth and mid nineteenth century, which translated to the people of the technical rules of statics that were beginning to be systematized. No longer just a book of "orders of architecture," based on the proportions of aesthetics, but a treaty in which the proportions of the building resulting from the reasoning of Applied Physics. The Science of Engineers offers a range of knowledge about the age most disparate fields of building technology, but also constitutes one of the first major items of construction technology. Reading the text and browsing the numerous pictorial you try the taste of the rediscovery of the roots of the profession of engineer and "it is stimulated - says Ing. Paul Spinelli, professor of construction technology in Florence - to continue the effort (but in jewels) techniques every day. ".A61. Very Good. Quarto.

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        The Quarterly Review. In thirty five volumes

      50 - London - John Murray, 1832 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. Along run, spanning almost two decades,of this literary and political periodical founded in 1809. Scarce in the original wraps. Comprising the following thirty five volumes dating from October 1832 to December 1850: 95-97, 101, 103-105, 109, 111-112, 115, 118, 123, 125-128, 130-132, 136-137, 143, 145-146, 151, 153, 163-164, 166, 169, 171-172, 174-175. With political, literary, historical and topical articles. The publisher&#39;s catalogues and advertisementsare bound in. Condition: In the original publisher&#39;s paper wraps. Externally, worn, with splitting to spines, and some loss as expected with the fragile orginal paper wraps. The wraps have sunning, scattered foxing, and some marks. Two wraps missing, five detached, and several held by the cords only. Internally, loose and strained in places, with a small number of pages detached but present. The first few gatherings of Volume 115 have detached from the textblock. Bright, with occasional foxing and dusting prominent to outer margins. Two pages of a catalogue have been removed from the rear of Volume 130. Copperplate ink signatures to several front wraps. Overall: GOOD ONLY..

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        The Book of Butterflies, Sphinxes and Moths; Illustrated by ... Engravings, Coloured after Nature. (Volumes 1 and 2)

      London/Edinburgh: Whittaker, Treacher, and Co./Waugh & Innes,, 1832-1834. Volumes 1 and 2 only; mixed editions; 16mo (slightly taller than 15 cm.), I. (first edition), 216, 16 (ads on smaller paper), Plates 1-60 + II. (Second Edition), 221 pp., Plates 61-96; matching original cloth bindings faded and with light age stains at spines, signature and book plates of entomologist Frederick H. Rindge, the hand colored plates bright and clean. Photos available upon request.

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        A History of British Birds. In two volumes

      Newcastle - R.E.Bewick, 1832 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. A lovely two-volume natural historywork filled with charmingwood-engravings, in the publisher&#39;s original paper bindings. Volume I contains the historyand description of land birds, volume II the history and description of water birds. Publisher&#39;s catalogue to the rear of volume I. With portrait clipping of Thomas Bewick tipped-in to front pastedown of volume I, and a small woodcut illustration ofa white eyelid mangabey to front pastedown of volume II. Complete in two volumes. Thomas Bewick (1753-1828) was a wood-engraver. He published huge numbers of books for children with wonderful illustrations, but his national reputation was fully established by his General History of Quadrupeds, published in 1790, and his History of British Birdsland birds in 1797, and water birds in 1804. The inspiration sprang from his great dissatisfaction with the crudely illustrated books of his youth. Apart from the excellence of the principal figures, the numerous tailpiece vignettes that enlivened every spare space in the book came in for special notice. More than 600 blocks had been engraved for the two volumes of the Birds when the last of the eight editions of Bewick&#39;s lifetime had been published. DNBCondition: Bound in publisher&#39;s original paper covered boards with original spine labels. Externally very good with just a little shelfwear. The front hinges are slightly strained but holding firm. Internally, firmly bound. Lovely and bright throughout, and generally clean with a few scattered marks and spots. Slight loss to front free-endpaper of volume I. Lovely books to own, obviously much loved and in remarkable condition for their age. Overall: VERY GOOD..

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        A Dictionary of the English Language

      Black, Young and Young. Hardcover. London, 1832. The first English edition of Webster&#39;s dictionary. A bright and attractive first English edition in an original unrestored contemporary calfskin binding. Large chip to leather at head of spine of about two inches square, otherwise the set is in very good plus condition with bright contents, some scuffing to calf, a few marginal tears, closed tear in second volume and some marginal tanning to contents. Binding is sound with strong hinges. No pagination. Intended to exhibit I: The Origin and Affinities of every English Word, as far as they have been ascertained. with its primary Signification, as now generally established; II: The Orthography and the Pronunciation of Words, as sanctioned by reputable Usage, and where this Usage is devided, as Determinable by a Reference to the Principle of Analogy; III: Accurate and discriminating Definitions of technincal and scientific Terms, with numerous Authorities and Illustrations. . Good. 1832. First Edition.

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        An Historical Account of the Senators of the College of Justice of

      1832. Brunton, George, and David Haig. An Historical Account of the Senators of the College of Justice, From its Institution in MDXXXII. Edinburgh: T. Clark/ London: Saunders and Benning, 1832. xlviii, 567 pp. Octavo (8-3/4" x 5-1/2"). Contemporary three-quarter morocco over marbled boards, raised bands and gilt title to spine, top edges gilt, marbled endpapers. Light rubbing to extremities, light fading and a few tiny nicks to spine, early armorial bookplate (of William MacFarlane) to front pastedown and verso of title page. Toning, light foxing in a few places, internally clean. An attractive copy of an uncommon title. * First edition. The College of Justice is the collective name for the officers of Scotland&#39;s Court of Session. The senators are the judges. A valuable reference, this book contains brief biographies of the court&#39;s senators from 1532 to the time of publication. Sweet & Maxwell, A Legal Bibliography of the British Commonwealth 5:16.

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      Washington, 21 May 1832. Document. The document has a neat vertical split right down the middle fold separating it into two pieces and a long tear on one horizontal fold not affecting Clay's signature. Tears and chips along outer edges. Document (13-1/2" x 9-1/2") from the American Colonization Society conferring lifetime membership upon G. W. Burnet and SIGNED by the society's president Henry Clay who at the time was also a United States Senator and candidate for President of the United States on the Whig ticket. Just a few years after this document was signed Clay, who looked with dread on the spread of abolitionism, would make his famous statement connected with this issue: "I had rather be right than be President."

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        Skottska Vuer, tecknade efter Naturen under en resa i Skottland ar 1830 af... Lithographierade af C.T. Billmark

      Stockholm [1832-3]. . 4to, (26) pp. Lithographed title and 24 fine lithographed plates - the first plate partly detached else all in excellent clean condition. Contemporary half calf, corners bumped, marbled sides, morocco spine label. The plates include views of Abbotsford (Walter Scott&#146;s home), Stirling, Inverary and Bothwell Castles and Glencoe (captioned &#147;Glencroe&#148;). The Subscriber&#146;s List at the end lists 449 copies sold, including 11 to the Swedish royal family.

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        Nippon. Archiv zur Beschreibung von Japan und dessen Neben- und Schutzländern: jezo mit den südlichen Kurilen, Krafto, Koorai und den Liukiu-Inseln, nach japanischen und europäischen Schriften und eigenen Beobachtungen bearbeitet

      Leiden: bei dem Verfasser, 1832-1852. &#39;Text&#39;: 7 volumes in three, large quarto (16 x 11 ½ inches). Six half-titles and titles, and 3pp. collation subsequently issued by Bernard Quaritch; half-title and 1832 title and 982pp. of text only (of 1426). Lithographed frontispiece, portrait of Schilling Canstadt, on india paper mounted, 95 lithographed plates, views and maps only (including 7 maps [1 folding, 4 double-page], 9 views [1 double-page]). (Some spotting, browning or old light marginal dampstaining to about 17 plates, 1 plate with tear to outer margin.) 19th-century green bubble-grain cloth, titled in gilt on the flat spines. &#39;Plate&#39; volumes: 2 volumes, folio (23 ½ x 15 ½ inches). Letterpress title dated 1852, two section titles and 1 leaf of text. Lithographed frontispiece and 347 (of 382?) plates, views and maps only (including 17 maps [2 hand-coloured in outline, 12 double-page, 2 of these hand-coloured], 46 views; 10 plates hand-coloured or printed in colours, 67 on india-paper or tinted), extra- illustrated with 16 duplicate plates (Light old marginal dampstaining or spotting to about 80 plates.) 19th-century brown cloth-backed boards, titled in gilt on the flat spines. A noble fragment of the "Nippon": an all encompassing work on Japan of the pre-Meiji era, the plate volumes are in the deluxe folio format which allows the full value and beauty of the images to be fully appreciated. The total number of plates in both sections is 461, of these 103 are duplicates, giving a total of 358 individual images: this number comes closer to the probable required total of 382 than the number of plates in any other copy of the work recorded at auction since the war. The plates printed on the smaller format paper of the text volumes to a large extent duplicate those in the plate volumes: of the 97 images in the text volumes, only 10 do not have the same image printed on large paper in the plate volumes. This together with total of 348 images in the plate volumes makes up the total of 358 images. Siebold &#39;s work was published over what was to prove to be the final decades of the Edo (or Tokugawa) period which ended with the overthrow of the last shogun and the restoration of supreme power to the emperor, in the form of Meiji Tenno. Siebold was able to record, from first-hand observation the final period of traditional Japan, a period which had lasted for over 200 years and had been, for the most part, a time of peace, political stability and economic growth. He was able to record a way of life, of art and religion much of which was swept away by the moves in the Meiji period to westernize and modernize. The shogunate had been founded by Tokugawa Ieyasu in 1603. He achieved hegemony over the entire country by balancing the power of the potentially hostile domains (tozama) with strategically placed allies (fudai) and collateral houses (shimpan). As a further strategy of control, beginning in 1635, Ieyasu&#39;s successor required the domainal lords, or daimyo, to maintain households in Edo (modern Tokyo) and reside there for several months every other year. As part of the systematic plan to maintain stability, the social order was officially frozen, and mobility between the four classes (warriors, farmers, artisans and merchants) was prohibited. Another aspect of the concern with political stability was fear of foreign ideas and military intervention with the result that and official policy of national seclusion was adopted. Contact with the outside world was limited to a few Chinese and Dutch merchants who were still allowed to trade through the southern port of Nagasaki. The national economy expanded rapidly in the last quarter of the 17th century. The resultant increase in mercantile activity gave rise to a well-to-do merchant class which brought with it a dynamic urban culture that found expression in new literary and art forms. This economic success brought with it the seeds of the destruction for the shogunate period: the daimyo and samurai classes began to experience financial difficulties as their income was not keeping pace with the rises experienced by the merchants. A number of attempts at reform were tried during the 18th century, but the financial strain on the warrior class increased. The period when Siebold was in Japan was one of increasing unrest from the samurai, peasant uprisings and constant financial problems. The powerful southwestern tozama domains of Choshu and Satsuma exorted the greatest pressure on the government and eventually bought about the final overthrow of the last shogun. The present work is notoriously difficult to find complete: the extended period over which it was published, allied with the financial difficulties of the Dutch publisher, have ensured that few, if any, complete copies remain. In fact, booksellers of the period are recorded as having the greatest difficulty in completing sets, and the facsimiles published in 1897 and 1931 were reproduced from a number of different, but incomplete sets. Cordier Bibliotheca Japonica 477.

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        Le Patriarcale Basilica Lateranense Illustrata per cura di Agostino Valentini, Descritta da Filippo Gerardi

      Roma (Rome): Agostino Valentini, 1832, 1834. First edition. Hardcover. Fine. Large folio 13 by 19 inches. Two volumes in one. Separate engraved title pages to each volume. Complete with 56 full page engraved plates in volume 1 and 80 full page engraved plates in volume 2. Notable for its very large linear engravings which provide extensive coverage of the numerous sculptures and wall paintings in the interior of the building, as well as ground plans and perspective views. Gerardi&#146;s text is based on previous histories of the building, but adds descriptions of tombs and other features added during and after the basilica&#146;s restoration by the architect Alessandro Galilei in the 1730s.Later quarter morocco binding; spine in seven compartments with raised bands; morocco lettering labels, gilt; cloth sides; marbled endpapers. A fine copy.

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        New South Wales Calendar and General Post Office Directory, 1833

      Sydney,: Stephens & Stokes, December, 1832.. Octavo, folding map, engraved title-page with view of the GPO, two folding tables, two folding plates (one hand-coloured), map of Mount Victoria, two views of the Mount Victoria pass by John Carmichael, and 11 engraved advertisements for Sydney merchants; a good copy in old quarter cloth on plain boards preserving an earlier black leather label. Rare Sydney almanac and directory in very good original state, with its complete suite of engraved plates and maps by three of the most important early Sydney printers and engravers, John Carmichael, William Wilson and William Moffitt.This was the second year of publication for the New South Wales Calendar, and it features an impressive roll-call of contributors. Of particular note is the engraved folding 'Map of the Town of Sydney 1833', engraved by Wilson from an original plan drawn by Major Thomas Mitchell, then serving as Surveyor-General of the colony. Importantly, Mitchell also contributes a 'Description of Mount Victoria', which details the building of the new pass over the Blue Mountains opened in 1832; Mitchell's report is accompanied by a map and two fine engravings by John Carmichael. Another major contribution is the interesting 'Sketch of the Colony of New South Wales; or, Australia' by the Reverend C. Pleydell N. Wilton, Chaplain of Newcastle.A fascinating inclusion is Phillip Parker King's 'Sailing Directions for the Navigation of the Inner Route, through Torres Strait; with a Description of the north eastern coast of New South Wales, from Breaksea Spit to Cape York' (pp. 19-52). Reprinted from its original appearance as an appendix to his voyage account of 1827, King's detailed reports are included here specifically 'in the hope of their being of use, and of rendering the passage of the inner route to Torres Strait more available to the commercial world', at a time when the treacherous waters of the Great Barrier Reef were playing host to increased shipping traffic.These almanacs are a rare opportunity to study the skill of the local engravers and printers, while also providing a detailed picture of life in the colony, whether it is the comprehensive 'Itinerary of Roads throughout New South Wales' (pp. 53-149), lists of the civil and military establishment, information regarding shipping, business and public institutions, or the 'General Post Office Directory' itself. Of great charm are the eleven engraved advertisements for local merchants including the watchmaker Broad, and Edward Fagan of the Wellington Brewery in George Street. 'In New South Wales almanacs and directories were chiefly devoted to government and commercial activities. Views of Sydney, maps and advertisements make up most of the pictorial content... Carmichael and Wilson came to the colony as free men; Moffitt was transported for stealing tea.' (Roger Butler, Printed Images in Colonial Australia 1801-1901, p. 63; for examples of some of the illustrated trade cards see also pp. 64-65).Ferguson, 1689.

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        Neuer Atlas der ganzen Erde nach den neuesten Bestimmungen für Zeitungsleser, Kauf- und Geschäftsleute jeder Art, Gymnasien und Schulen, mit besonderer Rücksicht auf die geographischen Werke. 11. vermehrte und verbesserte Auflage. In 24 Charten, grösstentheils neu entworfen von D. F. W. Streit und gestochen von H. Leutemann, nebst 7 historischen, geographischen und statistischen Tabellen und Übersichten

      Leipzig, Hinrichs 1832. 43 x 53 cm. 24 grenzkolorierte Stahlstichkarten von H. Leutemann nach Friedrich Wilhelm Streit und 7 Blatt "Historisch-geographische Übersicht" bzw. "Kurze Übersicht". Festeinband, Halbledereinband der Zeit, Original-Umschlag eingebunden - Espenhorst, ASM 361, 31 - Engelmann, Geogr. 80 (vgl.) - Phillips, Atlases 766 (vgl.) - Die Karten: Globenkarte "Oestliche und Westliche Halbkugel der Erde"; Europa; Asien; Afrika; Nordamerika und Westindien; Südamerika; Australien und Ozeanien; Spanien und Portugal; Frankreich; Niederlande und Belgien; Britische Inseln; Schweden und Norwegen; Dänemark mit Hamburg und Lübeck; Deutschland; Österreich-Ungarn; Preußen; Bayern, Württemberg, Baden, Hohenzollern; Königreich Sachsen; Schweiz; Italien; Königreich Polen und der Freistaat Krakau; Russisches Reich in Europa; Griechenland, Ionische Inseln und das Osmanische Reich; Vereinigte Staaten "Nordamerikanischer Staatenbund". Die Weltkarte und die Karten der europäischen Staaten mit 7 Blatt Erläuterungen zur Geschichte und statistischen, geographischen und historischen Tabellen. Rücken oberes Drittel restauriert, vereinzelt Stockflecken, 2 Karten im Rand und auf der Rückseite Tintenspuren, 8 Karten in der oberen Ecke und der hintere Innendeckel mit Feuchtigkeitsspuren -

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        The Alhambra

      London, Henry Colburn and Richard Bentley, 1832. Dos volúmenes en 4to.; VIII pp., 333 pp. y 2 hs., 299 pp. Ejemplar con algunos puntos marginales de óxido y humedad. Encuadernación de época en media piel, con pérdida en cabeza de lomera del tomo primero. Una de las obras más raras en primera edición de Washington Irving, escrita bajo su conocido seudónimo, durante su residencia como financiero y diplomático en España entre 1826 y 1832 y dedicada al gran artista Sir David Wilkie, cuya amistad y entusiasmo fueron su mayor inspiración. Se trata de la primera versión de la colección de 41 «sketches» sobre la Alhambra granadina, un vehículo para la consideración romántica de pasadas grandezas, no disponibles al otro lado del Atlántico y dando lugar a la formación de uno de los primeros puentes literarios entre el Viejo y el Nuevo Mundo. # Farinelli, III, pp.220-221. # Garcia Romeral, 873.

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        Plavanie vokrug sveta na shlyupe v 1822, 1823 i 1824 godah. [Voyage Around the World in the Sloop Ladoga, 1822, 1823 and 1824.]

      Sanktpeterburg, V Morsko tip., 1832. (St. Petersburg), 8vo., 212x126 mm., [14],276 pp., notes, folding map;. FIRST EDITION; lengthy inscription to Privy Councilor Count Rebender from the author;. VG/cont. seal? gilt, rubbed;.

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        The Masque of Anarchy

      London: Edward Moxon,, 1832. A Poem. Now first published, with a preface by Leigh Hunt. Small octavo (159 × 101 mm). Bound without the half-title in early 20th-century blue levant, spine gilt-lettered direct, raised bands, turn-ins richly gilt, marbled endpapers, top edge gilt. Bookplate of William Marchbank (1828&#150;1891), Yorkshire mill owner. Head of spine bumped, with attendant short splits to joints at head but headcap holding, a very good copy. First edition. The passing of the 1832 Reform Act emboldened Leigh Hunt to allow at last the publication of Shelley&#39;s incendiary poetic reaction to the Peterloo Massacre of 1819: "Rise like lions after slumber / In unvanquishable number! / Shake your chains to earth, like dew / Which in sleep had fall&#39;n on you: / Ye are many&#151;they are few." The publisher Moxon, Charles Lamb&#39;s son-in-law, would later stand trial for blasphemous libel for publishing a relatively unexpurgated edition of Queen Mab.

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        The Birds of Europe

      London: printed by Richard and John E. Taylor, published by the Author, [1832-] 1837. 5 volumes, folio. (21 1/4 x 14 1/4 inches). 2pp. list of subscribers in vol.I. 448 fine hand-coloured lithographed plates (68 drawn and lithographed by Edward Lear, 380 drawn and lithographed by Elizabeth Gould from sketches and designs by John Gould), printed by Charles Hullmandel. Contemporary tan half morocco over marbled paper- covered boards by Rowbottom of Derby, spines gilt in six compartments with wide raised bands, the bands tooled in gilt and flanked by fillets in gilt and blind, lettered gilt in the second and fourth compartments, marbled endpapers. First edition: a fine copy of Gould&#39;s first multi-volume ornithological work and the first of his works to feature plates by Edward Lear: one of the greatest ornithological artists of all time. Lear&#39;s contributions included the most eye-catching subjects in the book: eagles, owls, cranes, pelicans, geese, swans, and flamingos. Lear&#39;s plates are from bird drawings that "are certainly among the most remarkable bird drawings ever made, [for] it is evident that Lear endowed them with some measure of his own whimsy and intelligence, his energetic curiosity, his self-conscious clumsiness and his unselfconscious charm" (Hyman). "Lear&#39;s participation transformed the work of Mrs. Gould. ... [H]e propelled her limited sense of perspective into the third dimension. He encouraged movement, vigor, and a sense of character in her birds; he instilled an idea of composition in which the subject related to its background instead of perching in midair like a cardboard cutout. He introduced a sense of subtlety and freedom into her drawings where previously she had only mimicked the technique used in etching or engraving. There is no doubt that Edward Lear was the first person to understand the art of lithography and to use it to its fullest potential. It was a legacy that made the works of Gould into a success and took them into the forefront of nineteenth-century illustration" (Tree). Balis Merveilleux plumages 101; Fine Bird Books (1990) p.101; Hyman Lear&#39;s Birds 45; Nissen IVB 371; Sauer 2; Tree Ruling Passion 45; Zimmer p.251.

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        Tales and NovelsIn Eighteen Volumes

      33 - London -Baldwin and Cradock 1832 - A uniformlysmartly bound collection of works from prolific Irish writer of adults' and children's literature, Maria Edgeworth. Containing a collection of short stories, novels, essays and works with themes of etiquette, as well as social and moral education. Maria Edgeworth was one of the first realist writers in children's literature and was a significant figure in the evolution of the novel in Europe. She held advanced views, for a woman of her time, on estate management, politics and education, and corresponded with some of the leading literary and economic writers, including Sir Walter Scott and David Ricardo. Having come to her literary maturity at a time when the ubiquitous and unvarying stated defence of the novel was its educative power, Maria Edgeworth was among the few authors who truly espoused the educator's role. Her novels are morally and socially didactic in the extreme. v. 1. Castle Rackrent, An essay on Irish bulls, An essay on noble science of self-justification. v. 2. Moral tales (Volume I). v. 3. Moral tales (Volume II). v. 4. Popular tales (Volume I). v. 5. Popular tales (Volume II). v. 6. Tales of fashionable life (Volume I). v. 7. Tales of fashionable life (Volume II). v. 8. Tales of fashionable life (Volume III). v. 9. Tales of fashionable life (Volume IV). v. 10. Tales of fashionable life (Volume V), and The modern Griselda. v. 11. Belinda (Volume I). v. 12. Belinda (Volume II). v. 13. Leonora, with Letters on several subjects. v. 14. Patronage (Volume I). v. 15. Patronage (Volume II). v. 16. Patronage (Volume III), and Comic dramas. v. 17. Harrington, and Thoughts on bores. v. 18. Ormond. Adorned with a beautifully engraved frontispiece and vignette title page to each volume. Collated complete. One of Edgeworth's more famous works; Patronage as a book is path-making; it was the first novel with a thesis and as such, it opened the way for Sir Walter Scott's historical novels. In the novel, Edgeworth focuses on and scrupulously explores the various types of patronage and the many forms it takes in all strata of English society. Despite the rigour of her analysis, Edgeworth obtains a sense of subtlety through her ingenious use of variations in characterisations and a well diversified plot. Complete in eighteen volumes. Condition: All volumes have been rebound in half calf bindings, with marbled boards and gilt detailing to the spines. Externally, all volumes generally smart, aside from some light rubbing and sunning to the spines. Small instance of damp staining to the tail of volume twelve's spine. Internally, all volumes are firmly bound and bright. Instances of spotting, which are scattered intermittently throughout, and slightly heavier to the first and last pages. Many of the frontispieces have their original tissue guards. Overall: VERY GOOD. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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