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        Tales and Novels in Eighteen Volumes

      Baldwin and Cradock, London, 1833. Hardcover (Half Leather). Good Condition. Illustrator: William Harvey et al. 18 volumes in half burgundy leather over marbled boards, published 1832-33. Wear at the edges, heavy in a few spots, hinges rubbed, a few cracked joints, bumped corners, some discoloration to leather - all boards attached, generally square and attractive. Each volume with a frontispiece and title page vignette by the Thomas Bewick pupil William Harvey. Size: Octavo (8vo). 18-volume set (complete). Scattered foxing, but text mostly clean. Illustrator: William Harvey et al. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: Over 3 kilos. Category: Fiction; Antiquarian & Rare. Inventory No: 043839. . This book is extra heavy, and may involve extra shipping charges to some countries.

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      London: John Murray,. Very Good with no dust jacket. 1833. First Edition. Hardcover. We fit archival quality clear acrylic covers for additional protection whenever possible. ; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; cv, 450, 541, 540, 610, 514, & 521 pages; Bound in full tooled contemporary polished calf leather with gilt lines and elaborately gilded spines. Leather spine labels. Provenance; armorial bookplate designed by LC Hopkins, owner identified by printed initials only. All edges gilt. Chip to lower part of vols I & VI spine and upper part of vols V & VI. See graphic. Covers of Vol VI detached. Contents clean and FINE. .

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        Finden's Illustrations of The Life and Works of Lord Byron ( Quarto Edition )

      London: John Murray, 1833. Quarto edition, in 3 volumes, book measure 11 1/2 x 9 inches. 140 engraved plates, 3 vignette titles, 35 other vignette illustrations, with accompanying text. Engraved plates complete as listed in index. Bindings heavily worn, boards detached, lacking 1 board, text blocks holding firm. Internally, 2 plates have heavy spotting, other plates very occasional minor spotting. Generally engraved plates and text in very good clean condition. Ideal for rebinding. A9. First Edition. Quarto.

      [Bookseller: George Jeffery Books]
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        Les Jeunes France. Romans goguenards

      Paris, Eugène Renduel 1833.. 8°. 351 S., 1 Bl. Mit lithogr. ill. Titel v. Celéstin Nanteuil. Grüner HLdr.-Bd. d. Zt. Mit Rückengoldpräg. u. Linienvergold. Namenszug v. alter Hd. am Drucktit. In hervorragendem Zustand. EA. Carteret I, 320 - Edition originale. Complet du frontispice de Nanteuil sur chine. "Romantique de la plus grande rareté" (Carteret). Sans les 12 pp. de cat. Renduel.

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Burgverlag]
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        Manuscript genealogies of leading English Catholic families

      [No place:] first quarter of the 19th century, with minor additions down to, 1833. Folio (374 × 235 mm). Bound c.1840 by John Wright (of Noel St., with his stamp) in red cross-grain morocco, sides panelled in gilt, spine richly gilt in compartments, gilt board-edges and turn-ins, marbled endpapers, gilt edges. Approximately 200 leaves (various watermarks, 1804–25), the first 45 left blank and occasionally thereafter, mostly written in a very neat hand, with some additions and insertions in a different hand. Minor rubbing, a very handsome volume. A manuscript collection of genealogies, family trees, and biographical information extracted from old histories, featuring many well-known recusant families, including the Howard (or Fitzalan-Howard) family, the Dukes of Norfolk. Other notable recusant families, or branches thereof, included here are Arundell, Fitzherbert (of Swynnerton), Strickland (of Sizergh), and Talbot, as well as other families who were not Catholic after the Reformation but connected to them by marriage, such as the Shelleys (of Michelgrove). A pencilled note on the front free endpaper attributes the manuscript to Michael Jones, barrister. From the celebrated manuscript collection of Sir Thomas Phillipps (MS 24431).

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        Sveriges apotekarehistoria ifrån konung Gustaf I:s till närvarande tid.

      Ett bihang till Sveriges läkare-historia. Nyköping, P. E. Winge, 1833. 8:o. (8),384,395-480,(8) s. Obetydligt nött samtida hfrbd med sparsamt guldornerad rygg, röd titeletikett och blåstänkta snitt. Pärmhörnen lite stötta. Fin inlaga tryckt på blåtonat papper. Solkfläckar i nedre marginalen på s. 58-59 och en liten reva i yttermarginalen på s. 353. Fint ex.. Bibliotheca Walleriana 16207. Ågren Svensk biografisk uppslagslitteratur 512, felaktigt med "bidrag" i stället för "bihang" i titeln. Läkaren Johan Fredrik Sacklén (1763-1851) är mest känd som upphovsman till "Sveriges läkarehistoria"

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      Guernsey: M. M0SS, 1833. No Date but dating to the 1830's, one plate dated 1833 and another 1831. A collection of 12 fine lithographs with titles as follows - 1) VIEW FROM THE QUAY, ST HELIERS; 2) TOWN OF ST HELIERS; 3) SCENE, Looking West from near Longville Manor House with Fort Regent in the Distance. 4) MOULIN DE NICOLLE, LES VAUX; 5) ST. CATHERINE'S BAY FROM THE FIELDS, NEAR ROZEL; 6) MONT MADAN QUARRY; 7) BELLECROUTE BAY From the private Road leading to Noirmont Manor House; 8) ELIZABETH CASTLE; 9) MOUNT ORGUELL CASTLE; 10) HOUGUE BIE, or Prince s Tower Jersey; 11) BONNE NUIT HARBOUR; 12) ROSEL BAY, AND HARBOUR. All "on stone" (lithographed) by Gauci and one by Haghe, after drawings by J. Neel, G. S. Shepherd, and N. De Garis, average print area 210 x 250mm, paper size, 370 x 270mm. Published by Moss Bookseller, Guernsey, with some plates stating Day & Haghe Lithographers to the King, printed by Hullmandel. Black half morocco binding with green marbled boards, paper label with gilt lettering to the front board. Leather spine later, some rubbbing to boards and edges of boards. Contents excellent - clean and tight, paper bright and fresh with NO foxing, very slight wear only. This collection of views was probably published for the tourist market and would appear to have been issued in a number of formats, with a greater or lesser number of plates and typically there is no title page. It is a very rare publication and we have been unable to find any auction records for this particular collection; we have only been able to find two library records and then one of these is for a similar publication.. Half Leather. Very Good. 4to Landscape.

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        History of his own time: with notes by the Earls of Dartmouth and Hardwicke, Seaker Onslow, and Dean Swift. To which are added other annotations,1833,morroco leather

      VG full leather. Oxford at University Press. complete 6 volume set. 1833. Hardcover. Full morocco leather, marbled end-papers and edges, silk ribbon. Books are tight, covers are clean with some rubbing, loss of some labels to spine, no markings inside except bookplate of the Lord Mayor of London from 1906-1907, Sir William Treloar, pages clean

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        Russia. Or, Miscellaneous Observations on the Past and Present State of that Country and its Inhabitants. Compiled from Notes made on the Spot, during Travels, at different times, in the service of the Bible Society, and a Residence of many Years in that Country

      London: Seeley and Sons, 1833., 1833. First Edition. 8vo; pp. (8), 486, (2). Complete with 8 hand-coloured lithographs. Publisher's original green cloth spine with black title label, grey paper covered boards. Title label chipped. Extremities bumped and rubbed, corners frayed, boards rubbed and marked, joints starting but strong. Bookplate to paste down. Light foxing to first and last couple of leaves. One gathering slightly protruding. Wear consistant with the age of the book. Text sound and clean. The plates are fine. A very good copy indeed, unusual in its original cloth backed binding.

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        Observations on the Natural History of the Salmon, Herring, and Vendace. Robert Knox. 1833

      Knox, Robert. Observations on the Natural History of the Salmon, Herring, and Vendace. From the Transactions of the Royal Society of Edinburgh Vol XII. (Read 7th and 21st January 1833) Edinburgh Neill and Company. 1833. 1st Edition. 4to, 210mm x 270mm. Half calf on contemporary boards, recent re-back and morocco gilt label to front. Contemporary marble endpapers. Pp60, I plate. Page edges age tone and light damp stain to lower front blank margin of first few pages. Manuscript inscription on title page "Captain Fergusson/ Royal Marines/ With the authors compliments." Knox practiced and taught Surgery in Edinbugh and became involved in the Burke and Hare scandal, which was to become his downfall in the field of medicine and he went onto take a greater interest in Natural History and the Salmon in particular. While teaching, one of those he worked with was William Fergusson, who went on to become President of the Royal College of Surgeons of England, Surgeon to Queen Victoria and a Baronet. William Fersusson's uncle was General William Fergusson to whom this book is inscribed. With loose a letter of 1961 from a descendant of the Fergussons gifting the book to another relative together with a newspaper photograph of 1939 of a House once the residence of another Fergusson. A scarce work of good provenance and in very good condition; from a notable figure in the vibrant times in Edinburgh Academia to which Charles Darwin and J J Audubon were to contribute.

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        Journal of Law, The: Conducted by an Association of Members of the Bar (24 issues bound together)

      S. C. Atkinson, Philadelphia, PA 1833 - The Journal of Law was a very early American law journal, with issues released between July 7, 1830 and June 22, 1831. This is an extremely rare set of all 24 issues, bound together and republished in 1833. Unfortunately, the book is in very poor condition, but it is the only gathering I've been able to find of all 24 issues, other than copies in 3 university law libraries. Size: 8mo - over 7 3/4" - 9 3/4" tall. 384 pp. Pages are very browned and contain water damage throughout. 2 pages are missing from Issue 4. Both boards are detached, but present. Several chips out of the spine as well. Heavy foxing throughout. Heavy shelfwear to the cover. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: 1-2 pounds. Category: Law & Criminal Studies; United States; 19th century; Inventory No: 001428. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Autograph Letter, signed ("Jasper Lathom") recounting his first-hand experience of a whale attack. Addressed to David Bailey of Madison, WI

      Groton, [CT], may 13, 1833. (WHALING) Folio. 1-1/4 pp with integral blank. Some splitting along old creases . Lathom describes a harrowing encounter with a pursued whale, "I came very near being drowned the second whale that we took the boat that I was in the whale hit with his flukes and cut in two about midship. Our other 2 boats were fast to another whale at some distance but seeing us in the water they cut from the whale and came and picked us up." Lathom continues, "... we took 28 whales that made us 1800 barrels of oil this summer. There are 18 or 20 ships in New London which made the market very good for farmers produce and wood"

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        Die österreichischen Länder und Völker. Erster (-zweiter) Theil.

      Leipzig und Löwenberg, F. W. Goedsche, 1833. - (4), XIV, 161, (1) SS. (2), 149, (1) SS. Zeitgenössischer Halblederband mit Rückenschildchen und -vergoldung. 8vo. Seltene erste Ausgabe, erschienen als "Erste Abtheilung" von "Oesterreich wie es ist. Gemälde von Hans Normann" (Reihentitel) und "hauptsächlich für Norddeutsche geschrieben" (II, 1). Im selben Jahr folgte als "Zweite Abtheilung" die Schrift "Wien wie es ist". - Der politische Journalist und Erzähler Gross-Hoffinger (1808-n. 1873) verließ nach dem Eingehen seiner Zeitschrift 'Der Adler' seine Heimatstadt Wien "und begab sich nach Deutschland [.], wo er nur durch Schriften, theils als Hanns Normann, manchmal daran erinnerte, daß er wirklich lebe. Die Autorschaft der unter dem Namen Hanns Normann herausgegebenen Werke lehnte er übrigens ab. Jedoch die Bücherkataloge führen ihn als Autor derselben auf" (Wurzbach). - Der 1. Teil über Landeskunde, Klima, Menschen, Verwaltung; speziell über Tirol und Steiermark (mit separatem Abschnitt zu Graz). Der 2. Teil über Illyrien (Jugoslawien), Triest, Lombardei-Venetien, Böhmen, Mähren und Schlesien, Galizien und Bukowina, Ungarn sowie zuletzt über die österreichische Armee. - Papierbedingt durchgehend braunfleckig. Seit 1950 kein Exemplar auf dt. Auktionen. Wurzbach V, 368f. Holzmann/Bohatta (Pseud.) 198. ÖBL II, 76. Slg. Mayer 2303 (ebenfalls nur erste Abteilung). [Attributes: First Edition]

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        Vivian Grey.

      - London, Henry Colburn, 1833, 5 tomos en 4 volúmenes, 20,5 x 13,5 cm., tela original, portada + 380 págs. = portada + 333 págs. = portada + 362 págs. + 1 h. = portada + 324 págs. + (Catálogo de publicaciones de Henry Colburn:) 12 h. (Ejemplar con puntos de óxido. Temprana edición de la obra mas conocida e importante de este político, escritor y aristócrata británico). NOVELAS

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        A Digest of the Existing Commercial Regulations of Foreign

      1833. United States Department of the Treasury. A Digest of the Existing Commercial Regulations of Foreign Countries, With Which the United States Have Intercourse; As Far as They Can be Ascertained. Prepared Under the Direction of the Secretary of the Treasury, In Compliance With a Resolution of the House of Representatives, of 3d March, 1831. Three volumes. Volume I: City of Washington: Printed by Francis Preston Blair, 1833; Volumes II and III: Washington City: Blair & Rives, Printers, 1836. Complete set. Octavo (5-3/4" x 9"). Contemporary sheep, blind fillets to boards, lettering pieces and blind fillets to spines. Some rubbing, some scuffing to boards. Several unopened signatures. Occasional discoloration and foxing, interior otherwise fresh. * This is one of 750 sets printed for the use of the House of Representatives. A valuable resource for students of commercial and international law of the period (and students of taxation as well), it contains laws, the texts of treaties and statistical information. These books were published at an important juncture in U.S. history. Having survived the Napoleonic Wars and the devastation of the War of 1812, the United States was beginning to emerge as one of the world's leading commercial powers. Cohen, Bibliography of Early American Law (2003 Supplement) 7432.70.

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        The Opinion of Judge Story in the Case of William Allen vs. Joseph

      1833. [Trial]. Story, Joseph [1779-1845]. McKeen Joseph, Defendant. The Opinion of Judge Story in the Case of William Allen vs. Joseph McKeen, Treasurer of Bowdoin College, Decided in the Circuit Court of the United States, At the May Term at Portland, 1833. Boston: Printed at the Office of the Daily Advertiser and Patriot, 1833. 21, [1] pp. Octavo (9-3/4" x 6"). Stab-Stitched pamphlet in plain wrappers, untrimmed edges. Minor chipping and chairs to edges, light soiling to title page, internally clean. * Only edition. William Allen's service as President of Bowdoin College was terminated by an act of the Maine legislature in 1831, but he continued to serve because no agreement could be reached on his successor. Allen then sued the college treasurer for payment of his salary. The trial court found for the defendant. Judge Story, drawing on the precedent established by the Dartmouth College Case, reversed the verdict in the U.S. Circuit Court, declaring the Maine law to be an unconstitutional violation of the contract between Allen and the College. OCLC locates 5 copies, none in law libraries. Cohen, Bibliography of Early American Law 11572.

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        The Climate of London; Deduced from Meteorological Observations, Made in the Metropolis, and at Various Places Around It. In Three Volumes. In which the Observations are Continued to the Year MDCCCXXX: Illustrated by Engravings on Wood and Copper.

      London: Harvey and Darton,, London 1833 - In 3 vols. A Second, Much Enlarged and Improved Edition, Vol.I: lxxii,348pp. / Vol.II: 407pp. / Vol.III: 383pp. Vol.I: Containing an Introduction, With the necessary Descriptions of Instruments, and Definitions of terms used; A Series of Dissertations on the several parts of the Subject; A Summary of the Phenomena of the Climate; General Tables of Results, and a copious Index. / Vo.II: Containing the Observations from 1806 to 1819, [those by the Clock Barometer included from the begining of 1815,] with copious Notes, Extracts in illustration from other sources, and occasional pieces of Dissertation. / Vol.III: Containing the Observations from 1819 to 1830, ]those on the Pressure by the Clock Barometer being added,] with copious Notes, Extracts in illustration from other works, and occasional Pieces of Dissertation. With 31 plates (Figures & diagrams) & some illus. Brown cloth. Each spine repaired. Each fromt & rear endpaper & fly leaf repaired. New endpapers but with the original inscribed endpaper tipped in ("From the Author October 1855"). Front & rear cover sl.stained & rubbed. All edges partly sunned & stained. Many pages unopened of each vol. Sl.spotted on some pages. 22.8x15cm. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Vue de L'EntrÈe de Port Jackson

      Paris,: Imprimerie Royale,, 1833.. Aquatint, 200 x 350 mm. This fine view shows French naval officers, perhaps crew of the Favorite elegantly positioned at the Heads.

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        Finden's Illustrations of the Life and Work of Lord Byron

      London: John Murray, 1833. Three volumes in full gilt decorated green leather, probably publisher's original gift binding. Gilt edges and dentelles. Some restoration to leather spines but in remarkably good shape otherwise. Virtually free from any foxing, there are 126 engraved plates in the 3 volumes. Beautiful set.. 1st. Leather. VG+. Illus. by W. Finden. Octavo.

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        Finden's Illustrations of The Life and Works of Lord Byron ( Quarto Edition )

      John Murray, London 1833 - Quarto edition, in 3 volumes, book measure 11 1/2 x 9 inches. 140 engraved plates, 3 vignette titles, 35 other vignette illustrations, with accompanying text. Engraved plates complete as listed in index. Bindings heavily worn, boards detached, lacking 1 board, text blocks holding firm. Internally, 2 plates have heavy spotting, other plates very occasional minor spotting. Generally engraved plates and text in very good clean condition. Ideal for rebinding. A9 [Attributes: First Edition]

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        Oehlenschlägers Tragødier. 11 bd.

      Forfatterens forlag, J.D. Qvist, 1833-1848. Indbunden i samtidig rød halvlæder med rygforgyldning og røde lærredshjørner.. Komplet samling af Adam Oehlenslægers Tragedier. Med privat annotation på friblade dateret 1869. Udgaverne 1831-1833 brunplettede og enkelte bind med mere brunlige rygge. Bd. 11´s friblad klæbet sammen for at skjule gammelt ejernavn. Alle bind dog i meget fin stand og med titelblade intakte. (Porto kr. 40,- på brevforsendelser i Danmark)

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        The Penny Cyclopaedia of the Society for the Diffusion of Useful Knowledge. In fourteen volumes

      44 - London - Charles Knight, 1833 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. First edition. A first edition and complete run of the Penny Cyclopaedia, dating from the 1830s and 1840s. First Edition. 27 volumes in 14 books. Contains illustrations in the text throughout. The Society for the Diffusion of Useful Knowledge (SDUK), founded in 1826, was a Whiggish London organisation that published inexpensive texts intended to adapt scientific and similarly high-minded material for the rapidly expanding reading public. It was established mainly at the instigation of Lord Brougham with the objective of publishing informationfor people who were unable to obtain formal teaching, or who preferred self-education. SDUK publications were intended for the working and middle classes, as an antidote to the more radical output of the pauper presses. The society set out to achieve this by acting as an intermediary between authors and publishers by launching several series of publications. It was run by a committee of eminent persons, and had a close association with the newly formed University College London, as well as the numerous provincial Mechanics' Institutes. Its printers included Baldwin & Cradock, later succeeded by Charles Knight. The Society commissioned work and dealt with the printers, and finally distributed the publications; profits were used to continue the Society's work. While conceived with high ideals the project gradually failed, as subscribers fell away and sale of publications declined. Charles Knight was largely responsible for what success SDUK publications did have; he engaged in extensive promotional campaigns, and worked to improve the readability of the sometimes abstruse material. Nonetheless many of the titles had little interest to readers, though the Penny Magazine at its peak had a circulation of around 200,000 copies a week. The Society ended in 1848. Condition: In half calf bindings with marbled boards. Externally, some wear to the extremities and slight marking to the leather. Front joint of volume 15-16 is cracked. Internally, generally firmly bound althoughafewpages of volumes 1-2 and 13-14are working loose. Foxed to the first and last few pages but otherwise generally clean with a few scattered spots. Some marginal tidemarks to around half of the pages of volume 19-20. Tear to the upper margins of pp. 471-4 of volume 5-6, slightly affecting the text. Overall: GOOD..

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        The Gallery of Portraits

      London - Charles Knight, 1833 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. A collection of short biographies of important historical figures adorned with numerous portrait plates. From the Society for the Diffusion of Useful Knowledge. Featuring plates throughout. Notable portraits include Dante, Milton, Newton, Voltaire, Hogarth, Cromwell, Napoleon, Swift, Shakespeare, Rousseau,Queen Elizabeth I, Mozart and Hume among many others. Complete in seven volumes. The Society for the Diffusion of Useful Knowledge (SDUK), founded in 1826, and wound up in 1848, was a Whiggish London organisation that published inexpensive texts intended to adapt scientific and similarly high-minded material for the rapidly expanding reading public. It was established mainly at the instigation of Lord Brougham with the objects of publishing information to people who were unable to obtain formal teaching, or who preferred self-education. SDUK publications were intended for the working class and the middle class, as an antidote to the more radical output of the pauper presses. The society set out to achieve this by acting as an intermediary between authors and publishers by launching several series of publications. Bookplates of John Chippindale and S. L. Elbourne to front pastedown and recto of front free-endpaper. Condition: In half-morocco bindings. Externally smart, with just some marks to the boards and some rubbing to spines. Internally, firmly bound. Some worming to endpapers of volumes II, III, IV, and V. Pages have some scattered spotting throughout. Overall: VERY GOOD..

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      Cambridge: Printed at the Pitt Press, by John Smith, Priter to the University, 1833. Very good with minor wear. The clasp will not close completely. 12mo. Printed in double columns. With a lovely early FORE-EDGE PAINTING of a mountain with castle in the mid-ground and fishermen in the fore-ground on the river bank and in a boat. Bound in full scarlet straight-grained morocco, a.e.g., the covers with a series of decorative borders, the spine with gilt title and fancy ornamentation, brass clasp Ink inscription to "Esther Williams, the gift of a sincere Friend 1835.

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        La Fleur des Chansons. Les grans chansons nouuelles qui sont en nombre cent et dix, ou est comprinse la Chanson du roy, la Chanson de Pauie, la Chanson que le roy fist en Espaigne, la Chanson de Romme, la Chanson des Brunettes et Teremutu, et plusieurs aultres nouuelles chansons

      [Paris: Techener, 1833]. (VELLUM PRINTING) Facsimile reprint of the edition of 1530. UNIQUE copy printed on vellum (in an edition of 76 copies). 8vo. Title with wooodcut vignette; text in black letter. [32] leaves. Orange levant morocco, gilt, gilt-paneled spine, inner dentelles gilt, morocco spine label, by CAPE. Spine a bit scuffed and darkened by faint dampstaining which extends into upper cover, front joint starting. Scattered, light, internal spotting. Robert Hoe's morocco ex-libris on front paste-down. In a red, quarter morocco clamshell box with gilt lettered spine. OCLC: 6965909 . Unique copy of Techener's reprint of this extremely rare, 16th-century (ca. 1530) collection of the verses of 48 French chansons. From the library of the grea bibliophile, Robert Hoe

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        Autograph Letter Signed to his sister, Mrs McDonald, Glasgow

      Sydney,: 13 April, 1833.. Sheet of laid paper, 250 x 395 mm., folded to letter-size; written in a very legible script, stamped "India Letter Eastbourne" and with two other postmarks including a fine stamp from Sydney, 13 April 1833, remnants of wax seal, some damage along the old folds, a small section of evidently blank paper missing. A fine and interesting letter from one of the founders of the Sydney Herald, to his sister in Glasgow, on his ambitions to set up his own house and adjoining print shop.William McGarvie (1810-1841), journalist and bookseller, was born in Glasgow, Scotland. He worked briefly on the Glasgow Herald before he followed his brother John to New South Wales, arriving in the Comet in 1828. He immediately took charge of a stationery warehouse run by the famous printer Robert Howe in Lower George Street. In 1831 he and two colleagues from the Sydney Gazette imported a printing press and began publication of the Sydney Herald. Although heavily involved in setting up the Herald, McGarvie's health was never strong, and he was soon compelled to return to Scotland. However, after a brief visit home, he returned to Sydney in 1832.This 1833 letter, then, dates from the very moment when McGarvie was once more finding his feet in Sydney. At the time of writing he was again working at the Howe's stationery warehouse - then under the proprietorship of Ann Howe - and also working as a jobbing printer. As the letter attests though, his ambitions were grander: 'I have just purchased a piece of ground next to where I am and intend in a few weeks to commence building a fine house and shop for myself so that I hope by the time you come out I will have a fine house and shop of my own to entertain you in. It will be two stories high and contain four rooms with back kitchen &c. and a large handsome shop with a separate entrance for the house.' If McGarvie's ambitions were realised this is a highly important sketch of his attempt to go alone as a printer: certainly it does predate the small series of now very rare books that were published over his separate imprint, most famously Thomas Shepherd's Lectures on the Horticulture of New South Wales of 1835.McGarvie's interest in printing waned after he a acquired a large land grand at Port Macquarie; he named his estate Mount Pleasant, and effectively retired there in 1835. McGarvie died in 1841.

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        [St. Leger. Passing the Judges' Stand] Doncaster Races. To the Noblemen and Gentlemen of the Turf and the Subscribers to the Great St. Leger Stakes, this print representing the Horses passing the Judges Stand, is most respectfully dedicated by their Obedient and most obliged Servants, S. and J. Fuller

      London: S. & J. Fuller, 'Oct 25 1833' [but watermarked '1864']. Aquatint, printed in colours and finished by hand, by R.W. Smart and C. Hunt. 13 5/8 x 24 inches. A fine image of the horses passing the judges' stand, heading toward the finish "Passing the Judges' Stand" is a pair with "The Horses Starting for the Great St. Leger.." (#18678) The St Leger, known world wide as the oldest classic turf race, was first entitled 'A sweepstake of 25 guineas' and was not given its present name until 3 years later. It was first run on 25 September 1776, as a sweepstake of 2 miles on Cantley Common in Doncaster. (Colts to carry 8 stone and fillies 7 stone 12 pounds). The first race was won by Allabaculia, a brown filly, owned by the Marquess of Rockingham. The second horse past the post was owned by a military gentleman, Lt Colonel Anthony St Leger, of Park Hill estate, near Firbeck, 9 miles from Doncaster. There is some controversy over the naming of the St Leger, some claim it occurred over a meal at The Red Lion in the Market place, others claim it was at the Salutation on South Parade, others at Warmsworth Hall or at Wentworth Woodhouse, the seat of the Marquess of Rotherham. When it was suggested that it should be called the Rockingham Stakes, the Marquess is said to have replied, ' No it was my friend St Leger who suggested the thing to me - call it after him.' The first official St Leger, was won by Hollandaise ridden by George Herring and owned by Sir Thomas Gascoigne. James Pollard was the youngest son of the London engraver and print-seller Robert Pollard. He began work at the age of fifteen as a painter but quickly turned to engraving as well. In the 1820s his coaching scenes became both fashionable and lucrative. "A stream of coaching paintings followed, many of which he engraved himself. From 1821 he exhibited a small number of pictures at the Royal Academy and the British Institution which brought him more patrons. Between 1830 and 1840, Pollard also painted a number of racing pictures and some of the earliest scenes of steeplechasing on purpose-made courses, many recording the prowess of the few professional and more amateur riders of the day... [In all his work Pollard took great pains over accuracy, this is particularly true of his large scale works and] it is Pollard's large racing scenes which really take off and into which one can gaze and discover a microcosm of the turf" (Charles Lane British Racing Prints p.146) Lane British Racing Prints p.149; Selway James Pollard p.45; Siltzer p.221

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        FLORES POETICI. THE FLORIST'S MANUAL: Designed As An Introductoin to V

      1833. BOURNE, Hermon. FLORES POETICI. THE FLORIST'S MANUAL: Designed as an Introductio to Vegetable Physiology and Systematic Botany, for Cultivators of Flowers, with more than Eighty Beautifully Coloured Engravings of Poetic Flowers. Boston & New York: Munroe and Francis & Charles S. Francis, 1833. 288 pp. 73 hand-colored engravings. Original dark green publishers cloth with gilt decoration on spine. Ex library copy with very limited marks: a perforated stamp on title page and one illustration, and ink stamp to another. The inner hinge is strengthened; a few text plates are foxed, but internally it is clean and bright; there is a small split at the head of the spine. Still a remarkably fresh and appealing copy overall. It is curious that despite the title statement of more than eighty plates, the consistent compliment is 73. The index misleads as well, with reference to 124 plants. Many in the same class are represented by a single general illustration. A rare early American botanical in original cloth. $3750.00[a]

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        The Tyrol with a glance at Bavaria.

      Whittaker, Treacher & Co., London. 1833 - Karlsruhe. L’opera tratta ampiamente del Tirolo e del Trentino Alto Adige con la zona dolomitica: geografia, usi, costumi e storia. Prima edizion rara in una piacevole legatura del tempo ricca di fregi. Formato: 2v. (VIII, 302 p.; VIII, 296 p.), 19 cm, m.p. con punte e titoli oro, tagli spruzzati. Buono, ordinari segni d’uso e del tempo, ex libris.

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        Illuminated Ornaments Selected from Manuscripts And Early Printed Books from the Sixth to the Seventeenth Centuries

      William Pickering, 1833-01-01. Hardcover. Good. 2 p. â„“., 18, [80] p. 59 color plates, 1 double plate. 29 cm. 3/4 Moroccan leather. Some wear to cover. Good binding and cover. Clean, unmarked pages. Light institutional stamps and markings. Lowndes, IV, 2371.

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        Travels In European Turkey. Compiled from the best Authorities

      Dublin: P. Dixon Hardy, 1833. 1st Edition. Hard Cover. Very Good. RARE EDITION OF THIS COPY 14.5cm x 9.5 cm, [2], 170 p., [4] leaves of plates : ill. (woodcuts); & Contemporary brown calf, re-laid with modern spine, new endpapers. Previous owner's inscription Frontis, three engravings. 12 mo. A nice copy.& Stated as a compilation, the book mainly chronicles the adventures of one person-- James Rowley and his travels through Constantinople specifically and Turkey in general in 1827. , Located in only 4 libraries worldwide Yale University, National Library of Ireland, Indiana University and Cambridge University. & & , Rowley was a London merchant and businessman who had extensive interests and properties in Turkey and was compelled there because of the disruptive nature of the Turkish government. Rowley's travels take him through coffee-houses, meetings with opium-eaters; views of Turkish corporal and capital punishment, a clandestine first-hand account of his visit to the sultan's seraglio. Much is mentioned of the garments worn, dishes prepared and bazaars attended. On a smaller scale, Rowley explores a half-dozen other cities and deserts throughout , Albania, Austria and Transylvania. (We question this book being written for a Juvenile audience, especially in 1833.)

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        A History of the Island of Mona, or Anglesey

      Ruthin: R Jones, 1833 A History of the Island of Mona, or Anglesey Including an Account of Its Natural Productions, Druidical Antiquities, Lives of Eminent Men, the Customs of the Court of the Antient Welsh Princes, &c Being the Prize Essay...... In black full leather, some blind tooling, lightest of wear to corners. Spine has bright gilt tooling and title. Internal, cream endpapers, ink name of Gweirydd ap Rhys, 1834 (Robert John Pryse - noted Welsh author) to head of title page with a small repaired tear, (iv), 413 pp, [1], 61 pp, [1], [3] includes the article on the Royal Eisteddfod held in Beaumaris in 1832. A great copy of an elusive title. Articles on the Description of the Island, Minerals and Fossils, Harbours, Population, Climate, Druids, Chronicles of the Princes, Royal Household, Beaumaris etc. LLwyd, was a member of the London Cymmrodorion Society and the recipient of several gold and silver medals awarded at eisteddfodau for prize winning essays . In the Welshpool eisteddfod of 1824 she obtained the second prize for an essay entitled ‘ Catalogue of Welsh Manuscripts, etc. in North Wales ,’ two of her other essays being ‘ Genealogy and Antiquities of Wales ’ and ‘ The Castles of Flintshire .’ She edited and published a new edition of Sir John Wynn 's The History of the Gwydir Family , 1827 . Her chief work, the History of the Island of Mona See NLW WBO for a full Bio.

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        Der französische Robinson, oder der kleine Schiffbrüchige. Für die schwedische Jugend, zur Übung in der deutschen Sprache, herausgegeben

      Ystadt, Österberg 1833.. Titel, 202 S., 1 Bl. HLdr. d. Zt. Ullrich 196, 125 f. - Die erste deutsche Ausgabe erschien 1827 in Darmstadt. - Etwas berieben und bestoßen, oberes kapital leicht lädiert. Etwas braunfleckig.

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        A Treatise on Fortification, Deduced from Established Principles, With Observation on the Increased Effects of Artillery; [ plus Plates Volume]

      Croydon: William Annan. 1833. First Edition. Hardcover. Three quarter calf over boards, lower corners rubbed with some loss, upper corners and spine ends rubbed, some surface wear to leather in places, spine with gilt decoration and contrasting spine labels bearing gilt titles, some spotting to prelims but text clean and bright. [PLATES Volume, William Annan, nd.] 4to, three quarter calf over marbled boards, loss of leather from top and bottom inch and half of spine, joints started and weak, boards rubbed, corners bumped/rubbed, contains double page vignette, 14 double page plates detailing the construction of fortifications and 3 double page plates and 2 double page tables dealing with artillery, some foxing to plates, plates measure approx 510mm by 325mm , Capt. Hector Straith (later Major) was an instructor in artillery and fortification at the East India Company's military seminary and it was in this capacity that he wrote this work. At the time much of the most current ideas about fortification had been developed by a number of French military engineers and Straith's aim was to provide as much of this information as possible in a single work in English for the benefit of his students. Straith believed that both theoretical understanding and practical knowledge were vital if his students were to be able to oversee the construction of fortifications and their defence in the field. To this end he admits to offering somewhat simplified instructions on defilement, instructions he believed could be assimilated by his students in the time alloted to their teaching. , 8vo 8" - 9" tall, xxvii [ii] 409 [1] pp .

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        Faust: a dramatic poem (Translator's presentation copy)

      London: [Privately Printed by C. Roworth and Sons], 1833. First edition thus. Privately printed edition, similar to the Edward Moxon edition of 1833. Presentation copy from the translator, Abraham Hayward: "--- --- The book dealer ---- presented with the highest respect by the Translator A. H." Additionally written by Hayward "(not published)" on the title page and hand-corrected on pgs. lviii, 16, 192, 209, and 246. In a lovely binding by Hayday with fived raised bands and intricate gilt detailing. Octavo (pages 217 x 133 mm) collating: [2 title], [v]-lxxxvii, [1 blank], 279, [1 corrigenda]; complete, although with a slightly different pagination than the Moxon edition. First Hayward translation of Faust (part one only) and the first to attempt a full translation, rather than using prose explanations to link the translated passages. Hayward's translation was the most accurate and the most complete of its day and included a substantial preface and notes on the text. A scarce edition with just six other copies located on OCLC and no records of this edition at auction.

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        The Natural History of Humming Birds. Volumes I & II. The Naturalist's Library. Ornithology. Volumes I & II

      W H LIZARS, EDINBURGH 1833 - 1st edition and 1st issue of humming birds in the original publisher's bindings, with 64 hand coloured plates. Humming birds was the first volume issued in the Naturalist's Library, and Vol I of this copy has a 'Notice of the Naturalist's Library' by Professor Rennie extolling the virtues of the new series. Vol I: half title; frontispiece black and white portrait of 'Linnaeus in his Lapland Dress'; hand coloured vignette title page of a bird's nest; one further title page; Notice by Professor Rennie; publisher's adverts; contents listing; advert; Memoir of Linnaeus; and text with black and white illustrations and 34 hand coloured plates; and catalogue at the rear - 147 pages in all. Vol.II has black and white frontispiece portrait of Pennant; hand coloured vignette title page of a humming bird; 2 further title pages; contents listing; advert; Memoir of Pennant; text with 30 hand coloured plates; synopsis; index; and publisher's advert - 166 pages in all. Both bindings have been rebacked to preserve the original spines - Vol I has a brighter and more complete spine, but is more sunned and lighter in colour. Vol II is less sunned. Both have some rubbing and bumping, but both are sound and tight. The original green endpapers have been retained and repaired - both have a printing of 'the Naturalist's Library' on the fep. Vol II has an ink inscription on the front pastedown. Both have large unopened sections of text. The contents are generally very clean with well coloured plates. Vol II has more offsetting to tissue guards - and some of this has in turn slightly marked a couple of plates. Both have slight browning to the vignette title page and frontispiece. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Biographical Memoir of Daniel Boone, the First Settler of Kentucky: Interspersed with Incidents in the Early Annals of the Country

      Cincinnati, Ohio: N. and G. Guilford and Co., 1833. Brown fine linen cloth, paper title label on spine, frontis illus, x, 11 - 252pp, including nine full-page illustrations printed in the text, with free endpaper and flyleaf present front and back. Wholly complete and original. Spine and covers are significantly worn, tattered and dampstained, with bottom edges and corners worn to boards, back cover detached, text complete with light foxing throughout and a waviness indicating the book was once subject to dampness -- no stains or odors present. Title label is worn away on upper left and lower right corners such that only a part of the upper and lower rules is present and the title "Life of Boo--" remaining with a portion of the letter "N" present. It is said that, although the author did, indeed, conduct extensive interviews with Mr. Boone his subject was such a "man of few words" that considerable embellishments were employed to flesh-out the work. Even so, it was the greatest best seller of the time. Very rare today, and an important part of any Americana collection. ***A previous owner's name, "M. M. Logan," is penciled near the top edge of the front free endpaper -- perhaps a descendent of Benjamin Logan (a contemporary of Daniel Boone) to whom the author devotes pages 180 - 187 in a brief biographical sketch?. First Edition. Hard Cover. Good. 16mo - 6-3/8" x 4".

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      Cincinnati: Published by E.H. Flint, 1833.. 300pp. plus five plates. Contemporary tree calf, gilt leather label, neatly rebacked, preserving original backstrip, corners repaired. Wear along hinges. Ex-lib., with bookplates on front and rear pastedowns. Tanned, scattered foxing. Good. In a cloth chemise and half morocco and cloth slipcase, spine gilt. The second edition of Pattie's narrative, differing from the 1831 edition only in the reprinted titlepage. The sheets in each edition are from the same printing. The editor and virtual author, Cincinnati literary lion Timothy Flint, achieved such a poor sale of the original edition that he canceled the titlepage and reissued the work with the 1833 date to make it seem current. The Pattie account is one of the classics of Western Americana. The author and his father were engaged in the fur trade in the Southwest in the 1820s. In 1828 they went overland to California, only the second American group to make the trip by a southern route (the first was Jedediah Smith in 1826), and the first to publish an account of their journey. The party experienced difficulty and dangers in New Mexico, Arizona, and California, where they were tossed in jail by Mexican authorities and the elder Pattie died. The son was released after he aided in vaccinating people during a smallpox epidemic. A major work of Californiana and Western Americana. GRAFF 3217. WAGNER- CAMP 45:2. CLARK III:83. HILL 1317. HOWES P123, "c." COWAN, p.476. VAUGHAN 108. SABIN 59150. FIELD 1186. DAB XIV, pp.310-11. STREETER SALE 3139. BARRETT 1963. ZAMORANO 80, 60. BAL 6122.

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      New York. 1833.. 499pp. plus five plates, including frontispiece (two folding). Modern half morocco and brown cloth, spine gilt. Bookplate on front pastedown. Ex- lib., with two ink stamps on the titlepage, and an occasional internal ink stamp. A bit of light foxing. Overall, a very good copy. Fanning, a native of Connecticut, set sail in 1792 for the South Seas in search of seal skins. During the following twenty-five years he made voyages around the world and to the Pacific, visiting Australia, south Georgia, Fiji, Tonga, and the Marquesas. He discovered a number of islands, one of which still bears his name. Included is a narrative of the first American naval exploring expedition to the southern hemisphere in 1829-30. HILL 581. FERGUSON 1643. HOWES F27, "aa." SABIN 23780.

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        British America

      Edinburgh: William Blackwood & London: T. Cadell 1833. . Second edition, 2 volumes, (iii)-xxiv, 559, (1); (iii-xvi), 606 pp, bound without the half titles. 16 maps and plans, mostly folding, including one not listed, marbled endpapers and edges, armorial bookplates of Thomas Ridgway with a later owner’s inscription to them also. Contemporary blind stamped calf, a little worn, rebacked in sheep with brown and green morocco labels. An historian and statistician, MacGregor was strongly in favour of free trade and the repeal of the corn laws led him to abandon his post as Secretary to the Board of Trade and enter Parliament as member for Glasgow. This was one of three books which appeared following a lengthy trip to North America.

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        Noticias históricas y descriptivas sobre el gran pais del Chaco y Rio Bermejo

      The first edition of this elusive work on the Chaco, very rare with the folding map. 1833. Buenos Aires. Impreso en la Imprenta de Hallet y Cia. In 8vo (195 mm x 132 mm). 1 ff. + v + 421 + 1 ff. + folding map. Slightly later quarter morocco, spine with raised bands and lettered in gilt, edges rubbed, a little worn, still handsome. Browned as always, map detached but present, title with stamp; generally very fresh, a good copy. First edition. Uncommon with the folding map printed by César Bacle, arguably the foremost lithographer active in Buenos Aires at the turn of the 19th century, and shortly after the invention of the lithograph. Arenales was an Argentinian military, engineer and politician; as a military, he acted at the orders of San Martin at the Andes army, and then in the northern frontier and finally at the war with Brazil, probably during the last chapters of his career he obtained the information he would use to write this work. He was also Chief of the topography department of Buenos Aires. The map was drawn by Arenales himself and engraved by Bacle at the Litografía del Estado. Palau, 15911.

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        The Journal of Two Voyages Along the Coast of China in 1831 & 1832

      New York: John P Haven, 1833. Subtitled, "The First in a Chinese Junk; the Second in the British Ship Lord Amherst". Guzlaff was a German missionary. It is said that, on the second voyage, it had to agree not to make a fuss about the opium cargo of the East India Co. in order to obtain passage to perform his missionary work in China. Original cloth a bit faded on the spine. Slight occasional foxing inside. Hinges all tight. Protected in mylar dustjacket. Another edition appeared the following year in London of his three voyages along China. This is a rare book. . First Edition. Cloth. Very Good. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.

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        The Dance of Death Exhibited in Elegant Engravings on Wood with a Dissertation on the Several Representations of that subject but more Particularly on Those ascribed to Macaber and Hans Holbein

      London: William Pickering, 1833. Hard Cover. Very Good +. Holbein, Hans. xi, [1], 262, [14] p.: frontispiece and 62 additional leaves of plates; 23 cm. Half calf with marbled brown paper over boards. Six spine compartments between raised bands. Gilt-tooled spine title and decoration. Top page edges gilt. Marbled brown endpapers matching boards. Bookplate on front fixed endpaper of George Fales Baker, M.D., with motto "Intus et in cute noscere hominem" and an engraving of a snake crawling through a skull. Chapter V contains list of editions of the Macaber dance. In Very Good+ Condition: boards are rubbed; several small scrapes in leather; pages and plates are clean and bright.

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        Autograph letter signed ("LLaborde").

      N. p., 27. III. 1833. - 8vo. 1 p. With autogr. address and red wax seal on reverse of second leaf of bifolium. To Monsieur Raynouard. Perhaps relating to de Laborde's abortive "Essais de gravure", a specimen of which appeared in 1833. "Madame" will pass on to Raynouard "le manuscrit du premier volume d'un ouvrage auquel je travaille depuis longtemps". It is "un travail qui en est si peu digne et qui en a tant besoin". He has "assez conservé le souvenir" of Raynouard's "ancienne bonté pour espérer que vous voudrez bien y consacrer quelques heures". Raynouard will recall his "inhabileté de redaction". Explains why he has resisted the urge to renounce any idea of publication, and repeats his request for Raynouard's assistance. - Good, on aged and lightly creased paper.

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        Alphabet of the ancient Canarese character

      Bombay 1833 - 43cm. faded green cloth with corners rubbed & spine partly worn away. 1 page introduction & 40 pages of 'Table of Forms of the Canarese character of different periods' alongside English, Balbook & Modern Canarese characters. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Sydney. Etablissement principale de la Nouvelle Galles du Sud

      Paris,: Imprimerie Royale,, 1833.. Aquatint view, 220 x 315 mm.; in fine condition, in bird's eye maple frame. A splendid view of Sydney Cove, made during the Laplace voyage. It shows Circular Quay brimming with ships, the well developed Rocks area and, in detail, Fort Macquarie, the present site of the Sydney Opera House.This was one of the views made on the voyage of the Favorite under Laplace's command. The aim of this grand voyage was to re-establish French influence over Indo-China and the Pacific, as well as to gather detailed trading information and hydrographic data. After a long and difficult voyage through Asia, they moored in Port Jackson during August and September 1831 for a recreational visit. The relaxed stay, in which "banquets and balls took up our time", gave the voyage's artist, Barthelemy Lauvergne, the opportunity to draw a beautiful series of detailed views of Sydney.

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