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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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        Le Marchepied

      Paris - H. Fournier, 1833 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. A scarce work of French literature in a decorative calf binding. Complete in Two Volumes. With the armorial bookplate of William Phillips to the front pastedowns. Leon de Villeran is associated with French playwright Armand-Jean Lacoste, knwon as 'Saint-Amand', 1797-1885. Condition: In a half calf and marbled paper binding. Externally, lightly rubbed,slightly fadedto the spine, and slight loss to the corners. The front joints are only just starting. Internally, firmly bound, with scattered foxing. Overall: VERY GOOD..

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      Edinburgh: William Blackwood, and London: T. Cadell, 1833. Hardcover. 168 x 114 mm (6 5/8 x 4 1/2"). 2 p.l., 394 pp. CHARMING EARLY 20TH CENTURY SKY-BLUE CRUSHED MOROCCO, ONLAID AND GILT, front cover with onlaid red morocco border flanked and decorated with gilt, this border expanding into wedge-shaped cornerpieces featuring a stylized gilt rosebud with curling gilt stems and onlaid green morocco leaves (their veins delicately traced with gilt), the border enclosing a large center panel featuring a prominent round centerpiece of onlaid red morocco containing the same gilt rosebuds and green morocco leaves found in the corners (but here seen in a graceful interlacing form), back cover repeating the same design, but entirely in gilt; raised bands, heavily gilt spine with the rose and leaf patterns repeating, wide turn-ins with three gilt fillets, all edges gilt. Top of spine with very shallow piece of leather lost across approximately half its width, a hint of soiling to covers, spine uniformly sunned to a pleasing blue-green, otherwise fine, the quite pretty binding with virtually no wear to the joints or hinges, and with only trivial problems internally. This is an attractively bound edition of a poem on a vast scale, ranging from Creation to Armageddon, heaven to hell, a work that enjoyed a great vogue during the 19th century. (It was first published in 1827; our title page calls this the 12th edition.) From a family of humble Scottish farmers, the poet Robert Pollok (1798-1827) determined to become a minister, but at university in Glasgow, he came under the spell of Byron's "Darkness." Our poem was composed during the last two years of Pollok's life; he died of consumption, which the author of the preface to another edition of this work attributed to too great a zeal for study, saying that "his books were literally his executioners." Ours is almost certainly an amateur binding, but the level of achievement is really quite impressive.

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        La Zoojatria Legale [Bound with Three Books on Veterinary Medicine]

      1833. Pozzi, Giovanni [1769-1838]. La Zoojatria Legale. Milan: A Spese Della Societa Editrice, 1833. 132 pp. Lithograph portrait frontispiece. [Bound with] Patellani, Luigi N. Nuovo Trattato di Ferratura, Per Comodo de' Veterinari, Maniscalchi, Cavallerizzi, E Proprietari de' Cavalli. Milan: Coi Tipi de Giovanni Pirotta, December 1834. 119 pp. Folding table. OCLC locates no copies in North America. [Bound with] Gandolfi, Gaetano. Sulla Epizoozia de' Majali che nel 1806 ha Regnato nel Dipartimento del Reno. Milan: Tipog. Francesco Sonzogno di G. Batt., 1807. 32 pp. OCLC locates no copies in North America. [Bound with] [M.R.P.D.R., Membro della Societa Patriotica]. Compendio di Cognizioni Veterinarie a Comodo de' Medici e Chirurghi di Campagna, Nella Occasione della Maligna Febbre Epizootica di Quest' Anno 1795. Scritto per Ordine della Eccellentissima Congregazione Municipale di Milano dal R.P.D.R.M., Membro della Societa Patriotica. Milan: Presso il Fratelli Pirola, 1795. 168 pp. Two folding plates. pp. 145-46 misbound between pp. 166 and 167. OCLC locates 1 copy in North America (at the National Library of Medicine). Octavo (7-1/2" x 4-1/4"). Contemporary calf over marbled boards, blind fillets and title to spine (gilding rubbed away), speckled edges. Some rubbing to boards and extremities, corners bumped and somewhat worn. Light toning to text, negligible foxing in a some places, four leaves of neatly written contemporary notes laid in at rear, internally clean. Four interesting, and rare, titles. * Zoojatria Legale: second edition; other three, only editions. This volume probably belonged to a veterinarian. First published in 1816, La Zoojatria Legale was the first Italian treatise on legal aspects of veterinary medicine. Nuovo Trattato di Ferratura is a medical treatise for farriers. The plate depicts an ingenious machine to facilitate hoof inspection and shoeing. The remaining two titles are general essays on veterinary medicine. OCLC locates 3 copies of Zoojatria Legale in North America, 2 in law libraries (Harvard, UC-Berkeley). None of these titles are listed in the British Museum Catalogue.

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        A Geographical, Statistical, and Historical Description of the District, or Zila, of Dinajpur, in the Province, or Soubah, of Bengal

      Calcutta: Baptist Mission Press, 1833. First edition.. Hardcover. Very good. 8vo. xi,(1),342,(1)pp. The text is followed by 9 tables, of which the last is a large folding table. Published with the monthly numbers of the Gleanngs in Science and the Journal of the Asiatic Society. Modern full crushed morocco. Spine in six compartments with raised bands, green leather lettering label, gilt; boards tools in blind, marbled endpapers. Light wear and soil, a Cincinnati publisher's blindstamp on the title page, a library blindstamp on the folding plate else this is a very good copy. The author was born Francis Buchanan, but is family claimed the chiefdom of the name of Buchanan. In 1807, Buchanan was commissioned by the East India Company to survey, map, and report systematically on the territories of Bengal. He began in Dinajpur and Rangpur, north of the Ganga in what is now Bengal proper.

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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, Whittaker, Treacher, & Arnot, 1833.. FIRST EDITION 1833, 8vo, approximately 220 x 140 mm, 8¾ x 5½ inches, vignette on title page and interesting pictorial headpieces (third to half page), 2 small tailpieces, pages: xxxv, 407 including index, bound by Bayntun (Riviere) of Bath in modern half dark blue morocco over blue cloth sides, gilt dividing lines, raised gilt bands, gilt motif in 4 compartments with double gilt ruled borders, gilt lettered in 2 compartments, top edges gilt, pink marbled endpapers.  Spine faded, gilt bright, small faint mark at fore-edge of upper cover, a few fox spots to endpapers and prelims, very faint on title page, pencil name and date 1945 on second blank endpaper, very faint private library ink stamp on reverse of title page, otherwise a near Fine tight clean copy.  The book deals with viticulture and the manufacture of wine, the superiority of French wines, wines of the rest of Europe including Greece, plus briefly Persia and the East, Africa and America and finally adulteration of wines and spirits.  Gabler, Wine into Words, page 221, G33940: "This is the first book in English that deals exclusively with modern wines.  It was an immense success and required a second edition in 1836, a third in 1851... As a reference for information about wines of the late 18th and early 19th centuries that are still produced today, there is nothing better in the English language."  MORE IMAGES ATTACHED TO THIS LISTING. POSTAGE AT COST.

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        Wappenbuch des gesammten Adels im Königreich Würtemberg. Herausgeber J. A. Tyroff

      Nürnberg, Tyroff 1833 -1850. 22 cm. 4 Bände in 8 Lieferungen. Mit 293 (von 353) Wappenkupfern. Original-Verlagsbroschur - Dimpfel 127 (nur Band 1) - Graesse vergleiche VII, 220 - Thieme / Becker 33, 514-515 (vgl.) - Enthält unter anderem die Wappen: Fürstenberg, Hohenlohe-Kirchberg, Hohenlohe-Bartenstein, Löwenstein-Wertheim-Freudenberg, Oettingen-Wallerstein, Windischgrätz, Adelmann, Berlichingen, Beroldingen, Graf von Bismark, Bissingen-Nippenburg, Franquemont, Grävenitz, Arpeu de Gallatin, Plettenberg-Mietingen, Quadt-Isny, Schenk von Castell, Schenk von Staufenberg, Waldeck-Pyrmont, Zeööelin, Bautz gen. Kappler, Bodmann, Breuning, Cotta von Cottendorf, Gemmingen, Gültlingen, Hofer von Lobenstein, Killinger, Uexküll-Güllenband, Bautz, Blomberg, Etzdorf, Pflummern, Wimpfen, Schad von Mittelbiberach, Schiller, Wächter-Lauterbach, Menoth, Seybothen, Donop, Valois, Faber du Faur, Peyer von Flaach, Forstner von Dambenoy. Mit einem alphabetischen Gesamtverzeichnis aller vorkommenden Familien-Wappen. Band 3 und 4 Format abweichend, ohne Band 2, Heft 1-2. Einbände teilweise durch Lichteinwirkung aufgehellt , mit kurzen Einrissen -

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        The Floricultural Cabinet, and Florist's Magazine

      London: 1833-50. Volumes I-XVII only (of 27) in 14 volumes, small octavo. (vols: I-X: 8 1/8 x 5 1/4 inches; vols.XI-XVII: 8 1/4 x 5 1/2 inches).11 engraved or lithographic additional titles (only), 204 (of 205) plates (including: 6 hand-coloured wood-engravings, 2 uncoloured wood-engraved plans [1 of these folding], 73 coloured lithograph [most hand coloured], 163 hand-coloured engravings [6 of these folding]), numerous advertisement leaves, some on coloured paper, bound into a number of the early volumes. (Vol. X without a letterpress title, lacking the final plate in vol.XVII). Non-uniform bindings: vols. I-X in later brown half morocco over marbled paper-covered boards, original coloured paper wrappers bound in; vol. XI- XVII in contemporary brown half calf over marbled paper-covered boards by Deighton of Worcester, England, spines gilt. A substantial run of this significant 19th-century English horticultural journal. The first ten volumes of this set are particularly interesting: the happy decision was taken to retain all of the advertising material sent out with the original parts. Much of this is from nurserymen and includes lists and price lists of varieties that in many cases will now no longer exist. Harrison was evidently a reknowned grower of Dahlia tubers and this is reflected in the presence of a disproportionate number of dahlia lists in amongst the advertising material. The engraved, wood-engraved, or lithographic plates of flowering plants issued with each monthly magazine are nearly all hand-coloured. At least one (and sometimes two) of these detailed, and colourful images were included in every issue. In addition to the handsome plates, the magazine provided a wealth of information for 19th- century English professional horticulturists as well as a developing audience of amateur gardeners. In addition to the illustrations of specific plants, individual issues included short articles on various species, extracts and reviews of recent publications, announcements of newly discovered and rare plants, and "miscellaneous intelligence" such as queries, remarks, brief correspondence, corrections, and a horticultural calendar for the month. Founded and edited for two decades by Joseph Harrison, a horticulturist who had served as head gardener to Lord Wharncliffe at Wortley Hall near Sheffield, the journal was published in twenty-seven volumes under the title The Floricultural Cabinet and Florist's Magazine between 1833 and 1859. It was succeeded by The Gardener's Weekly Magazine and Floricultural Cabinet (volumes 1-7, published between 1860 and 1865, were edited by his sons J.J.and E. Harrison) and then The Gardener's Magazine (volumes 8-30, 1865-87,was edited by Shirley Hibberd). Joseph Harrison also edited a number of other horticultural and garden journals. BM (NH) p.788, 639.

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        Habitans du Port du Roi Georges

      Paris,: Tastu,, 1833.. Lithograph, 225 x 320 mm.; fine and mounted. Fine original lithograph from the official account of the Dunont d'Urville expedition, depicting a group of West Australian Aborigines roasting lizards over a fire.Louis de Sainson, the topographical draughtsman travelling with the expedition, made many detailed studies of the local inhabitants of King George Sound from 15 to 25 October 1826. King George Sound proved a perfect watering place for the expedition with an abundance of fresh water, firewood and a safe anchorage.A study was carried out involving overnight stays of Aborigines on board the Astrolabe as well as reciprocal visits ashore by members of the French contingent. This image was published as part of the official account of Dumont d'Urville's expedition in the Astrolabe and was included in the landmark Colonial Eye exhibition held at the Art Gallery of Western Australia in 1979.

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        Moulins a BlÈ dans les environs díHobart-town

      Paris,: J. Tastu (ed.), 1833.. Aquatint view, handcoloured, 260 x 390 mm, proof impression on China paper laid down; in fine condition. A lovely example of one of the best early views of Van Diemens Land, showing a watermill in the hills.The Dumont-Durville voyage was approved in late 1825 with a mission of visiting Australia, New Zealand, New Guinea and many islands of the Pacific. He anchored off Hobart in December 1827, becoming the first French warship to arrive at the town since its foundation. It was during his 6 weeks in Van Diemens Land that Dumont-Durville first heard the account of Peter Dillon regarding the fate of La PÈrouse; as a result, Dumont-Durville sailed to Vanikoro where he salvaged a few items from the wrecks.

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        Vue De George's Street A Sydney

      Paris,: Tastu, 1833.. Lithograph, 225 x 330mm, very good condition in mount. One of the earliest views of George Street, published in Dumont D'Urvillle's Atlas Historique from the Voyage de la Corvette l'Asrolabe. The view is looking northeast, with the Guardhouse on the left and a view through the buildings to the masts of the ships anchored at Circular Quay. In the foreground is Bungaree, the Aboriginal leader dressed in British military attire complete with breastplate around his neck. Bungaree was one of the first to receive a breastplate, a practise Governor Macquarie began in 1816.Louis Auguste de Sainson volunteered to join the Astrolabe as a draughtsman in 1826. He was recommended to the expedition's commander Dumont d'Urville by Quoy, one of the naturalists, and joined the ship at Toulon on 7 February 1826. Until the ship returned to France on 1 April 1829 de Sainson earned his monthly salary of 100 francs by producing a total of nearly 500 drawings. The Astrolabe was in Sydney in late 1826, when Sainson would have completed his watercolour view of this scene.Rex Nan Kivell Collection, 3340.

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        The Sportsman's Cabinet and Town and Country Magazine, A Periodical Devoted to the Genuine Sports of the Field and Interesting Illustrations of Natural History : Indispensably Connected with the Ramifications of the Chase, the Turf, the Stream, &c. &c

      London: Sherwood, Gilbert, & Piper, 1833. Complete 2 volume set. Very Good condition. SEE PHOTOS. Uniformly bound in the original green, diamond-textured cloth. Gilt lettering is still bright and shiny. NOT a library discard. Scattered foxing, affecting several plates. Inner hinges are perfectly sound. NO owner's name or bookplate. NO underlining. NO margin notes Hardcover. First Edition. 8vo. 2 volumes: 428pp; 424pp. Complete with 25 plates, as called for. A complete run of this monthly magazine which ceased publication after 12 issues (Nov. 1832 - Oct. 1833). Contains much on dogs, including articles on Fox-Hounds, the Irish Wolfhound, etc. The title page continues: "Indispensably Connected with the Ramifications of the Chase, the Turf, the Stream, &c. &c. with Amusing and Instructive Anecdotes and Elegant Engravings." Index in each volume. Not in Hand.. First Edition. Hardcover. Very Good condition. 8vo. 2 vols. 428pp. + 424pp.

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        A Digest of all the Accounts Relating to the Population, Productions, Revenues, Financial Operations, Manufactures, Shipping, Colonies, Commerce, & C. &c. , of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland : Diffused through More Than 600 Volumes.: . .in Two Parts, with a Separate Index to Each / Arranged by J. Marshall, and Printed Pursuant to the . Recommendation of the Select Committee of the House of Commons on Public Documents, March 1, 1833

      London : Printed By J. Haddon 1833 - Physical desc. : 92, 238, 17 p. Subject: Finance, Public - Great Britain - 1815-1918. Great Britain Economic conditions - 1760-1860. Referenced by: Goldsmiths'-Kress library of economic literature, no. 27862. Spine title: Marshall's Statistical Tables. Finely bound in modern aniline calf over marble boards. Raised bands with the title blocked direct in gilt. Spine compartments cross-bordered in gilt. An exceptional copy - scans and additional bibliographic detail on request. 2 Kg. 238 pp. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Report of the First and Second Meetings of the British Association for the Advancement of Science; at York in 1831 and at Oxford in 1832: Including Its Proceedings Recommendations and Transactions

      London: John Murray Publishers Ltd, 1833. Hardback: Original boards a little stained, new brown spine with title label and new endpapers. 624pp 67" folding coloured illustration of Section Across Europe from The North of Scotland to the Adriatic. Age colouring to some pages, otherwise text is clean and firm. A lovey copy of this scarce item . First Edition. Hardback. Very Good ++.

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        Du Systeme Penitentiaire aux Etats-Unis et de son Application

      1833. Beaumont, Gustave de [1802-1866]. Tocqueville, Alexis de [1805-1859]. Du Systeme Penitentiaire aux Etats-Unis et de son Application en France; Suivi d'un Appendice sur les Colonies Penales et de Notes Statistiques. Paris: H. Fournier Jeune, 1833. [iv], viii, [2], 439 pp. Five plates, two folding. Octavo (8-1/4" x 5"). Contemporary quarter calf over marbled boards, lettering piece and gilt and blind ornaments to spine, marbled edges and endpapers, ribbon marker. Some rubbing to extremties with light waer to spine ends and corners, front joint just starting at head, front hinge cracked. Light toning to text, moderate toning toi plates, occasional light foxing. A few minor tears to plates, interior otherwise fresh. An appealing copy. * First edition. In 1831 Beaumont and Tocquville were commissioned by the French government to examine America's latest prisons, which were renowned for their innovative approaches to penology. Their nine-month tour included visits to prisons in Connecticut, Maryland, Massachusetts, New York and Pennsylvania. Du Systeme Penitentiaire aux Etats-Unis, the result of their tour, was an immediate success that was quickly translated into English and German. It was one of the most influential books on penology ever written. Beaumont and Tocqueville were affected deeply by their experiences in the United States. It led Beaumont to espouse abolition and inspired Tocqueville to write De la Democratie en Amerique (1835). Sabin, A Dictionary of Books Relating to America 4190.

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        The Plays and Poems of William Shakspeare (William Shakespeare), Accurately Printed from the Text of the Corrected Copies, Left by the late Samuel Johnson, George Steevens, Isaac Reed, and Edmond Malone

      Leipsic - Ernest Fleischer, 1833 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. A large extensive collected works of William Shakespeare. Bound in quarter leather and marbled paper-covered boards with gilt lettering and decoration. This volume has amateur repairs to the binding. There are now additional cloth tips to the corners of the boards, new leather has been laid down over the hinges and the top and tail of the spine, and an additionaltracing-paper front free-endpaper. With notes, critical, historical, and explanatory, selected from the most eminent commentators; Mr. Malone's various readings; Dr. Johnson's preface; a life of the poet, by Alex. Chalmers; Shakspeare's will, with his autograph, from the original;a chronology of his plays; a list of the remarkable editions of his works; an inquiry into the plays ascribed to him; some account of his various portraits, and a copious glossary. A New Edition, in One Volume. With an engraved frontispiece. Condition: The binding is tight and firm. The front inner hinge has been reinforced. There is some wear to the extremities, with some rubbing and edge wear. Internally the pages are bright with scattered foxing. There is a tidemark to the lower section of the pages from the front through to approximately page 150. There is a ink inscription to the half title. Overall the condition is very good..

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      1833. Fine. HAMMER-PURGSTALL, Josef. HISTOIRE DE L'ORDRE DES ASSASSINS. Ouvrage traduit de l'allemand et augmente de pieces justificatives. Paris, Paulin, 1833. Octavo. [iv]367pp. First French edition. Translated by J.J. Hellert and P.A. de la Nourais from "Geschichte der Assassinen" (Stuttgart, 1818). Hammer-Purgstall (1774-1856), a distinguished and prolific Viennese Orientalist, after a career in diplomacy wrote numerous histories and translated literature from Persian, Turkish and Arabic. He was the first to translate the entire "Divan" of Hafiz into a Western language. The Assassins, a sect within Sh'ia Islam, started in Iran in the 11th century, spread to Iraq and Syria, and was effectively eliminated by the Mongols in the 13th century. Their mountain fortresses still stand. "Assassin" literally means "hashish user," and the young converts performed their acts of terrorism under its influence.Bound in early 20th century navy cloth. Foxing throughout, becoming more pronounced towards the rear, with small dampstains on 2 leaves; Japanese owner's "chop" on title, Arabic bookplate on pastedown, else fine in cloth, gilt-titled. The 1961 reprint by Le Club Francais du Livre is the only edition currently available.(Not in British Library) Quite scarce.

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