viaLibri Requires Cookies CLICK HERE TO HIDE THIS NOTICE

Displayed below are some selected recent viaLibri matches for books published in 1833


      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.

      [Bookseller: William Reese Company - Americana]
 1.   Check availability:     Biblio     Link/Print  

        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.

      [Bookseller: Bow Windows Bookshop]
 2.   Check availability:     Biblio     Link/Print  

        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.

      [Bookseller: Hs Rare Books]
 3.   Check availability:     Biblio     Link/Print  

        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.

      [Bookseller: Craftsbury Antiquarian Books]
 4.   Check availability:     Biblio     Link/Print  

        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.

      [Bookseller: Classic Books and Ephemera]
 5.   Check availability:     Biblio     Link/Print  

        Phædon: or, A Dialogue on the Immortality of the Soul.

      W. Gowan, New York 1833 - TP + 1 leaf = Dedication page with advertisement on verso + [1]-2 = publisher's advertisements + [5]-209, 12mo. FIRST AMERICAN EDITION of any work by Plato.The first American printing of any work by Plato, noted on the TP: "Translated from the Original Greek by Madam Dacier with Notes and Emendations to which is prefixed the Life of the Author by Fenelon, Archbishop of Cambray, First American, from the Rare London Edition".André Dacier (1651-1722) and his wife Anne Lefevre (1654-1720) were learned Hellenist and Latinist scholars who took the side of the Ancients in the quarrel of the Ancients and Moderns which was raging at the time. They did much of their work together. Dacier also translated Horace, Aristotle, Sophocles, Epictetus, Hippocrates and Plutarch. He was an editor of the Delphin series of classics and was, for a time, in charge of the library at the Louvre. Original boards (light red muslin over blue paper) and paper label (a bit worn) to the spine - noting the original price of $1. With a former owner's name on the side cover and another (dated 1837) to the front fly leaf. The text block is split at the title page, but holding at the bottom Overall, a lovely copy. PHOTOS AVAILABLE UPON REQUEST. [Attributes: First Edition]

      [Bookseller: Athena Rare Books ABAA]
 6.   Check availability:     AbeBooks     Link/Print  

        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.

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat INLIBRIS Gilhofer Nfg. GmbH]
 7.   Check availability:     AbeBooks     Link/Print  

        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]

      [Bookseller: Arthur Probsthain]
 8.   Check availability:     AbeBooks     Link/Print  

        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.

      [Bookseller: Hordern House Rare Books]
 9.   Check availability:     Biblio     Link/Print  

        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..

      [Bookseller: Rooke Books]
 10.   Check availability:     Biblio     Link/Print  


      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.

      [Bookseller: Phillip J. Pirages Fine Books and Mediev]
 11.   Check availability:     Biblio     Link/Print  

        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.

      [Bookseller: The Lawbook Exchange, Ltd.]
 12.   Check availability:     Biblio     Link/Print  

        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.

      [Bookseller: Thorn Books]
 13.   Check availability:     Biblio     Link/Print  

        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.

      [Bookseller: Pazzo Books]
 14.   Check availability:     IOBABooks     Link/Print  


      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.

      [Bookseller: Roger Middleton]
 15.   Check availability:     Biblio     Link/Print  

        Observations of Nebulae and Clusters of Stars, made at Slough, with a Twenty-Feet Reflector, between the years 1825 and 1833. Offprint from the Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society of London

      Richard Taylor, London 1833 - First edition, the very rare offprint issue, of Herschel?s famous ?Slough Catalogue,? which includes 2306 nebulae and star clusters, 525 of which were discovered by Herschel himself. (Parkinson, Breakthroughs 296). He was awarded the gold medal of the Royal Astronomical Society in 1836 for this work. Herschel was, together with his father William, the greatest discoverer of nebulae and star clusters. Herschel explained his motivation for the present work in his Account of some Observations made with a 20-feet Reflecting Telescope (Memoirs of the RAS, Vol. II, 1826): ?The nature of nebulae, it is obvious, can never become more known to us than at present, except in two ways ? either by the direct observation of changes in the form or physical condition of some one or more among them, of from the comparison of a great number, so as to establish a kind of scale or graduation from the most ambiguous, to objects of whose nature there can be no doubt.? The first way had been realised through his detailed observations of the Orion and Andromeda nebulae in his 1826 paper; the second was carried out in the years 1825-33, culminating in the present work. "For his observations John Herschel used a reflector with an aperture of 18¼", which was completed in 1820. It used two mirrors, one made by his father alone and another one cast and ground under his father?s supervision. The telescope resembles William Herschel?s famous ?large 20ft?. When John Herschel started observing, his intention was not so much the discovery of new nebulae and star clusters but rather he wanted to re-examine the three catalogues of his father. The main goals were identification and determination of exact positions. "John Herschel could observe a large fraction of his father?s objects. Their data were partly confirmed, supplemented and corrected. Moreover, he discovered many new ones. John Herschel compiled a (pretty complete) catalogue of all non-stellar objects known up to 1833. The work meant real progress and became a great success, which was due to remarkable new features: absolute positions (for 1830), order by right ascension and new designation (h). The great homogeneity rests on the fact that all objects were observed and measured by John Herschel with the same telescope. The h-number got the new standard designation (e.g. h 50 = M 31)" (Steinicke, pp. 52-3). Soon after the present work was published, on 13 November 1833, John and his family set sail for Cape Town, where he carried out, over the next four years, a similar survey of the southern sky. This work was published as Results of astronomical observations made during the years 1834, 1835, 1836, 1837, 1838, at the Cape of Good Hope; being the completion of a telescopic survey of the whole surface of the visible heavens, commenced in 1825 (London, 1847), and did for the southern hemisphere what the present work did for the northern hemisphere: it described 4015 nebulae and star clusters. On his return to England, John continued his astronomical researches, which culminated in the General Catalogue of Nebulae and Clusters of Stars (1864), which contained 5,079 entries. In 1886, J. L. E. Dreyer was asked by the RAS to update the General Catalogue, leading to the publication of the New General Catalogue (NGC) in 1888. While engaged in the work leading to the Slough catalogue, Herschel discovered between three and four thousand double stars. These were catalogued and described in a number of papers published in the Memoirs of the RAS. Offprints of two of these papers are bound with the Slough catalogue in the present volume: Fifth Catalogue of Double Stars observed at Slough in the years 1830 and 1831 with a 20-feet Reflector; containing the Places, Descriptions, and measured Angles of Position of 2007 of those objects, of which 1304 have not been found described in any previous collection; the whole reduced to the epoch of 1830.0, pp. [ii], 81; ?Notice of the Elliptic Orbit of ? Boötis, with a second ap [Attributes: First Edition]

      [Bookseller: SOPHIA RARE BOOKS]
 16.   Check availability:     AbeBooks     Link/Print  

        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 -

      [Bookseller: Wenner Antiquariat]
 17.   Check availability:     Biblio     Link/Print  

        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.

      [Bookseller: Donald Heald Rare Books]
 18.   Check availability:     Biblio     Link/Print  

        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.

      [Bookseller: Hordern House Rare Books]
 19.   Check availability:     Biblio     Link/Print  

        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.

      [Bookseller: Hordern House Rare Books]
 20.   Check availability:     Biblio     Link/Print  

        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.

      [Bookseller: Hordern House Rare Books]
 21.   Check availability:     Biblio     Link/Print  

        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.

      [Bookseller: About Books]
 22.   Check availability:     Biblio     Link/Print  

        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]

      [Bookseller: MW Books Ltd.]
 23.   Check availability:     AbeBooks     Link/Print  

        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 ++.

 24.   Check availability:     Biblio     Link/Print  

        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.

      [Bookseller: The Lawbook Exchange, Ltd.]
 25.   Check availability:     Biblio     Link/Print  

        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..

      [Bookseller: Rooke Books]
 26.   Check availability:     Biblio     Link/Print  


      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.

      [Bookseller: Boston Book Company]
 27.   Check availability:     Biblio     Link/Print  

        M. Tullii Ciceronis]: Opera quae supersunt omnia ex recensione J.C. Orellius [io. Casp. Orellii]., (Bd.1-4:) Editio Altera Emendatior. Curaverunt J.C. Orellius et J.G. Baiterus. (Bd.2:) C. Helmius. Bd 5-8 in EA. (Bde 2 und 5 in 2 ABteilungen). Gebunden in 10 Bänden.

      Turici [Zürich], Orell Füssli u. Comp. 1833-1861. - Zus. 6795 Seiten. Ecken und Kanten berieben und leicht bestossen, durchgehend - meist leichter - stockfleckig, sonst gut. - - - Große kritische Werkausgabe. Die Bände 1-4 in der maßgeblichen zweiten Auflage (1845-1861) - Die wichtigen Ergänzungsbände (Bd. 5-8 = 1833-1838) erschienen nur in einem Druck. Sie enthalten Band 5: Scholiasten - Band 6: eine ausführliche Vita und den Index Editionen - Band 7: Onomasticon und Band 8: Index Graeco-Latines, Index Legum und Fasti Consulares. Selten. L05-3/4 Sprache: de Gewicht in Gramm: 17000 24*16 cm. Leinenbände um 1890 mit goldgeprägten Rückentiteln und blindgepr. Rücken- und Deckelillustr.

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat BehnkeBuch]
 28.   Check availability:     AbeBooks     Link/Print  


      published by the author Columbus, OH: published by the author, 1833. 408 pages of text. Original full leather binding is slightly rubbed at the extremities, with moderate creasing and surface crackling of spine leather; spine label remains in remnant only. Contains 9 maps and plates, of which 5 are fold-out, as well as several in-text illustrations. Apparently plate 8 was omitted by the binder. Text includes: 1) A Description of the Antiquities discovered in the Western Country; originally Communicated to the American Antiquarian Society, by Caleb Atwater, and; 2) Remarks made on a Tour to Prairie du Chien; thence unto Washington City, in 1829. The entire text is affected moderately to heavily by exposure to moisture, with rippling of pages, moderate to heavy foxing, and some staining. However, it remains intact, usable, and contains no unpleasant odor or mold. Maps include: 1) Ancient Works near Newark in Licking County, Ohio; 2) Ancient Stone Fort and Mound in Perry County Ohio; 3) Ancient Works at Marietta Ohio; 4) Ancient Works at Circleville Ohio; 5) Ancient Works on Paint Creek, Ohio; 6) Ancient Works at Portsmouth, Ohio; 7) Plan of an Ancient Fortification, Situate on the E. bank of the Little Miami River, Warren County, Ohio about 33 miles N.East of Cincinnati; 8) lacking; 9) Ancient Parallel Walls Supposed to have been erected for a place of Amusement; 10) Ancient Works near Piketon, Ohio. One map has a small newspaper article taped to the back of it. . First Edition. Hardcover. Good condition. Octavo (8vo).

      [Bookseller: Kurt Gippert Bookseller (ABAA) ]
 29.   Check availability:     ABAA     Link/Print  

        The Autobiography of John Galt

      London: Cochrane and M'Crone 11 Waterloo Place, Pall Mall, 1833. 1st Edition. Hard Cover. Very Good. 2 vols., 8vo, 9" x 6" xx, 311p; viii; 412p, Portrait. Professionally rebound with new leather spine and original brown cloth front and back boards. Ex. personal library (2) with book plates. & Very Good+ condition. The book plate on the back end papers (later owner) was (Dr.) George Hastings Cox (with small ownership signature front end papers) significant private book collector from the Maritimes. One of 12 ophthalmologist who cared for eye injury victims of the terrible Halifax explosion in 1917 and later wrote detailed information on his experience.& Bookplates at the front of both volumes are for George C. Longley, Maitland, (near Brockville) Ontario (in 1877 - Masonic George C. Longley IXo as Magi. Post Offices in Canada, 1861 - Maitland Grenville, S.R. Postmaster.& Lande 260, First commissioner of the Canada Company and famous author and poet and father of Sir Alexander Galt. The author's eventful life including his services in the Canada Company, travels in America, founding the city of Guelph, Upper. Canada.& In 1824, Galt was appointed Secretary to the Canada Company, a charter company established to aid in the colonization of Upper Canada. While in Canada, Galt lived in Ontario, where he founded the city of Guelph in 1827. The community of Galt in Ontario was named after him. His three sons played prominent roles in Canadian politics; one of them, Alexander, was one of the 'Fathers of the Confederation', and Canada's first Minister of Finance. During his tenure with the Canada Company, Galt ran afoul of several colonial authorities, including Sir Peregrine Maitland,who was Lieutenant-Governor of Upper Canada at the time. He was heavily criticised by his employers for his lack of basic accounting skills and failure to carry out their established policies. This resulted in his dismissal and recall to Great Britain in 1829.& Soon after his return to England he was imprisoned for several months for failure to pay his debts. One of Galt's last novels, The Member, has political corruption as its central theme. Despite failing health, Galt was involved in another colonial business venture, the British American Land Company,which was formed to develop lands in the Eastern Townships of Lower Canada. Galt served as secretary but was forced to resign in December 1832 because of his health.He retired to Greenock in Scotland, publishing his two volume Autobiography in 1833.& There was 3 editions published in Philadelphia 1833 (2) and 1834 (1) : Key and Biddle, 1833.(2 volumes in one): T. K. Greenbank, 1833. : Key & Biddle, 1834.

      [Bookseller: Lord Durham Rare Books Inc. (IOBA)]
 30.   Check availability:     Biblio     Link/Print  


      1833. Very Good. [EHON] O^ishi MATORA, artist. HYAKUNIN ISSHU^ HITOYO GATARI 9vols. Naniwa [Osaka]: Tsurugaya Kyu^bei, Tempo^ 4 [1833] The text is by Ozaki Masayoshi. Figured blue and white covers, string-bound, Japanese-style, fukuro-toji. Printed paper title labels. Mitchell 305-6. Very good condition, fair to good impressions, throughout. Complete.

      [Bookseller: Boston Book Company]
 31.   Check availability:     Biblio     Link/Print  


      PARIS, Chez Louis Janet, 1833.. HAND COLOURED EDITION. 1833, French text, 8vo, approximately 200 x 130 mm, 8 x 5¼ inches, 12 hand-coloured plates heightened with gum arabic, each with tissue guard, pages: half title, printed title and engraved title with engraved vignette, [4], 1-232, original maroon moire silk binding, gilt decoration to spine, all edges gilt, original pink endpapers. Hinges worn with amateur repairs and some colouring, spine faded, 3 plates have light offset, back of plates have pale age-browning and some offset from text, some pale foxing throughout, occasional spot to margins of plates, otherwise a very nice copy with hand coloured plates housed in a pale yellow card slipcase, slipcase has some pale staining. The illustrations: VENISE; RIMINI; MILAN; LE LAC DE COME; LE LAC MAJEUR; SORRENTE; FLORENCE; LE LAC DE LUGO; ROME; POUZZOLLES; NAPLES; DOMO D'OSSOLA. MORE IMAGES ATTACHED TO THIS LISTING.

      [Bookseller: Roger Middleton]
 32.   Check availability:     Biblio     Link/Print  


      Paris - Henri Dupuy, 1833 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. First edition. A scarce edition ofoneofSand's early works in a decorative calf binding, published in the same year as the first. Complete in Two Volumes. Copac states this is an early reprint of the first edition, not the original first. In the original French. With the armorial bookplate of William Phillips to the front pastedowns. With a George Davey, Bristol, bookseller's label to the front pastedown of volume one. Amantine Lucile Aurore Dupin, later Baroness Dudevant, 1804 1876, best known by her pseudonym George Sand, was a French novelist and memoirist. Sand's unorthodox life and loves may have provoked attention, but her literary works and admirers, including Flaubert, Proust and Blazac,speak for themselves. Condition: In a half calf and marbled paper binding. Externally, lightly rubbed, with sunning. There is loss to the tail of the spine and lower front board of volume one, with the joint just starting. Internally, firmly bound, with foxing. Overall: VERY GOOD..

      [Bookseller: Rooke Books]
 33.   Check availability:     Biblio     Link/Print  

        Coloured Views on the Liverpool and Manchester Railway, With Plates of The Coaches, Machines, &c. From Drawings Made on the Spot

      Ackerman, London, 1833. Second Edition. Hardcover. Very Good Condition. Original marbled boards, crudely but fairly attractively rebacked and recornered in brown buckram. The whole held in a custom gold cloth chemise and slipcase. Gutter strengthened with cloth tape between the title and the first plate. Slight browning and a few finger marks in the margins, light offsetting onto the plate versos, slight wear along the edges of the folding plates, but otherwise bright, fine and unmarked internally. Includes the 13 original colored views first published in 1831 along with the two added folding plates by I. Shaw which are occasionally present in the 1831 edition and another folding plate "View of the Intersection Bridge on the Line of the St. Helens & Runcorn Gap Railway" only present in the 1833 edition. In total, 16 colored plates. Bury's Railways was immensely popular, setting off a storm of railway prints in the following decades, as well as 17 books with colored views dedicated to specific rail lines in the following decade and a half (Russell, Discovering Antique Prints). Tooley 121. Size: Folio. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: 2-3 kilos. Category: Railways; Inventory No: 043263. .

      [Bookseller: Pazzo Books]
 34.   Check availability:     IOBABooks     Link/Print  

        Intensitas vis magneticae terrestris ad mensura absolutam revocata

      Göttingen: Dieterich, 1833. First edition. First edition. &#147;Gauss&#146;s most important geomagnetic work was done in collaboration with the physicist Wilhelm Weber, with whome, deom 1831-1837, he performed a series of studies on the nature and intensity of the earth&#146;s magnetism. Their first collaborative work, <i>Intensitas vis magneticae terrestris</i>, is an account of the measurement of magnetic force, containing the first systematic use of absolute units (distance, mass, time) to measure a non-mechanical quantity. Weber&#146;s name does not appear on the title, but his contributions are acknowledged in the text.&#148; (Norman). Norman 881; Honeyman 1455; Wheeler Gift Catalogue 867. 4to (256 x 208 mm), uncut in 19th century half cloth over marbled boards with gilt spine lettering, pp [1-3] 4-44. Fine and clean throughout.

      [Bookseller: SOPHIA RARE BOOKS]
 35.   Check availability:     Biblio     Link/Print  

        Bishop Burnet&#39;s History of His Own Time: With Notes by the Earls of Dartmouth and Hardwicke, Speaker Onslow, and Dean Swift, to Which are Added Other Annotations, Complete Six Volume Set [6 Vols]

      Oxford University Press, 1833-01-01. Second Edition, Enlarged. Hardcover. Very Good. 6 volume set. 23 cm. Hardcover. Full leather bindings. Original boards with more recent leather spine. Clean, unmarked pages. Burnet&#39;s history covered the English Civil War and the Commonwealth of England to the Treaty of Utrecht of 1713. This critical edition in six volumes with numerous footnotes was edited by Martin Routh and published by Oxford University Press. Burnet&#39;s history stands an an exemplary first hand account of 17th century England. <br><br> Provenance: From Senator Henry Cabot Lodge&#39;s estate. Henry Cabot Lodge&#39;s book plate on verso of all volumes. With the coat of arms and motto "Spero Infestis Metuo Secundis." Lodge was a noted leader of the Senate in the early part of the 20th century. This copy was later owned by Lodge&#39;s grandson, Senator Henry Lodge, Jr., a Senator, Republican Vice presidential candidate in the first Nixon campaign, and US Ambassador.

      [Bookseller: SequiturBooks]
 36.   Check availability:     Biblio     Link/Print  

        Finden&#39;s Illustrations of the Life and Works of Lord Byron [Fine Copy in Sumptuous Full Morocco]

      London: John Murray, 1833-34. First edition. Three Volumues. Bound in full exquisite maroon polished calf, wide gilt floral and ornate border design on both covers, other blindstamped borders, spine with raised bands and five panels, two of which in black calf, five gilt decorative panels, marbled endpapers and edges. 126 exquisite plates engraved by William and Edward Finden after paintings by Turner, Stanfield, Westall and others. An extremely attractive set, contents fine, some light foxing to plates, usual browning and very slight wear to binding which still has original sheen.

      [Bookseller: Nudelman Rare Books]
 37.   Check availability:     Biblio     Link/Print  

        Finden&#39;s Illustrations of the Life and Works of Lord Byron

      London: John Murray 1833-1834, 1st Edition. (Hardcover) Very good. Three volumes Octavo in contemporary full blindstamped green calf, all edges gilt with coated brown endpapers, and engraved plates, including extra engraved title pages complete with tissue guards. Internally clean set in an attractive binding, with front joint Volume I repaired. Title from extra engraved title page: "Finden&#39;s Landscape & Portrait Illustrations to the Life and Works of Lord Byron..

      [Bookseller: Aquila Books]
 38.   Check availability:     Biblio     Link/Print  

        The Holy Bible, translated from the Latin Vulgate, diligently compared with the Hebrew, Greek, and other editions, in divers languages; The Old Testament, first published by the English College at Douay, A.D. 1609; and the New Testament, first Published by the English College at Rheims, A.D. 1582 [Douay-Rheims version]

      New York: John Doyle, 1833. First edition. Leather Bound. Very Good +. William D. Smith. 6 x 9 inches; 959 numbered pages. With 4 engravings, including "A Peaceable Kingdom" by Richard Westall. Owner&#39;s name (Dorothy Evans Copp) on front free endpaper. Scattered light foxing. Hills 825. Bound in contemporary full polished brown sheep with red morocco spine label bearing gilt title, spine with five raised bands offset by gilt lines. Spine darkened. A very good example of the first Catholic Bible printed in America.

      [Bookseller: St. Wulfstans Books]
 39.   Check availability:     Biblio     Link/Print  


      London: Edward Moxon, 1833. First edition. 12mo. [8], 164 pp. Original boards and paper label. Front cover detached, left half of label lacking. In full brown morocco pull-off slipcase and chemise. Sterling 915; Tinker 2061; Wise 7

      [Bookseller: James Cummins Bookseller]
 40.   Check availability:     Biblio     Link/Print  

        Texas. Observations, Historical, Geographical and Descriptive, In a Series of Letters, Written Durting a Visit to Austin&#39;s Colony

      Baltimore: Armstrong & Plaskitt, 1833. 12mo., (7 2/8 x 4 3/8 inches). Copyright notice on a small slip affixed to verso of title-page, as in some copies. Folding engraved map of Texas and Coahila (11 3/8 x 14 inches) by W. Hooker (occasionally heavy spotting). Original blue cloth, upper cover with title "TEXAS" gilt-stamped within a decorative cartouche (slightly rubbed); modern quarter blue morocco slipcase and chemise. Provenance: Contemporary ownership inscription of "Tompkins" on front paste-down; bookplate of C.B. Sanders M.D. on front paste-down. FIRST EDITION, AN OUTSTANDING COPY OF "ONE OF THE TEXAS CLASSICS," THE FIRST BOOK ENTIRELY ON TEXAS IN ENGLISH, AND THE BEST CONTEMPORARY ACCOUNT OF EARLY TEXAS. The work is an epistolary account of the author&#39;s journey in the fall of 1831 from the mouth of the Brazos to Bolivar, where her brother Henry had founded a new settlement. Holley&#39;s enthusiastic account of the new promised land of Texas, dedicated to her cousin Stephen Fuller Austin and possibly written with Austin&#39;s help, was published with the intention of assisting her cousin in attracting new settlers. At this she succeeded, thanks to the extraordinary abilities of her remarkable cousin, assisted by economic conditions which attracted hordes of emigrants to the new territory. Though rife with superlatives on the subject of Texas ("a tract of surpassing beauty"), Holley&#39;s prose is delightful and her account full of interest for the modern reader. Noteworthy to the modern reader is Holley&#39;s awareness of the appeal of a feminine perspective: her introduction concludes with a tribute to "emigrant mothers, on whom the comfort of every family, and the general well-being of the infant colony, so much depends", for whom she hopes that "a journal in detail, of one of themselves, would furnish more hints for the judicious arrangements of the voyage... than could be gathered from the more abstract and general views of gentleman travelers" (p.15). Holley and Austin had hoped to use Austin&#39;s original map, published by the Philadelphia map publisher H. S. Tanner, for the book, but Tanner refused, and they were obliged to make use of another map based on Austin&#39;s sources, by the engraver William Hooker. Hooker&#39;s map covers the area extending from just east of New Orleans to about a degree west of Santa Fe, and from just south of the mouth of the Rio Grande northwards to just north of the 38th parallel, above the big bend of the Arkansas River. It is of one of the earliest maps of Texas to show the entire territory, including the Panhandle, and one of the first to identify the vast land grants awarded to the earliest settlers. An earlier state of the map, without imprint and with some slight variations in the land grant names, had been issued by Hooker separately, and a later state appeared in an anonymous 1834 tract titled A Visit to Texas (Streeter, Bibliography of Texas, 1155). Three issues or states of the book are recorded, with no priority established, one without copyright notice and the others with the copyright notice on either a pasted-in slip or printed directly on the title verso; this copy is form the latter issue (Jenkins&#39; issue B). Copies of the first edition are scarce, and almost never found in the impeccable condition of the present copy, preserved in its original binding, and with the map in pristine condition. Sabin 32528; Streeter, Bibliography 1135; Jenkins, Basic Texas Books 93; Graff 1924; Howes H593. For more information about this book, or a warm welcome to see it and other books in our library at 72nd Street, NYC, please contact Kate Hunter, M.A. Oxon, in the Rare Book Department, on 1 212 628 3668, or katehunter at arader galleries dot com..

      [Bookseller: Arader Galleries]
 41.   Check availability:     Biblio     Link/Print  


      Philadelphia; Printed For The Author, And Sold By E. L. Carey And A. Hart. 1833. Cloth. Original Cloth. 1833-34 [5594]. 8vo. VIII, [1], 278 pages. 23 cm. First edition. Rosenbach 375; Singerman 0578. Part the First: Containing a Defence of the Revelation of the Pentateuch, and of the Jews for their adherence to the same. Bound with &#147;Part the Second: Four Essays on the relative importance of Judaism and Christianity. &#148; Leeser&#146;s first book, published in 1833, a spirited defense of Jewish faith and practice. Bound in original cloth boards, re-backed with a new paper spine label. An important milestone in the history of Judaism in America. &#147;In 1834, [Leeser] published The Jews and Mosaic Law, a defense of the Revelation of the Pentateuch and of the Jews &#145;for their adherence to same. &#146; The book&#39;s twenty-six chapters show wide reading in the contemporary religious literature. Leeser was aware that just as he was reading works on religion written by Christians, so too were many other young Jews. What was needed was a polemic arguing for loyalty to the ancestral faith and adherence to its ways. &#148; (Abraham Karp, From the Ends of the Earth: Judaic Treasures of the Library of Congress, 1991) &#147;In Aug. , 1829, Leeser went to Philadelphia with the manuscript of his first book (&#145;The Jews and the Mosaic Law&#146;) in his pocket and great thoughts for Israel in his mind. Up to that time the ? Azzanim in America had been merely precentors. There was, however, a new movement in Europe. The Hamburg Temple had put forward Gotthold Salomon; and preaching in German had become the Reformed fashion, while the new Conservatives had met it by electing to the Hamburg rabbinate Bernays, who also delivered sermons in the vernacular. Something of this ferment had leavened the thoughts of Leeser; and he hoped to transform the reading-desk into the pulpit and the teacher&#39;s rod into the editorial wand. On June 2, 1830, he delivered his first English discourse, and thenceforward preached with reasonable regularity, though on sufferance only, until June 18, 1843, when the congregation formally accepted the sermon as regular. The scarcity of books concerning the Jewish religion emphasized the fact that there was no American Jewish publisher. Having translated Johlson&#39;s &#145;Instruction in the Mosaic Religion, &#146; Leeser issued in the winter of 1829-30 proposals to publish it and &#145;The Jews and the Mosaic Law. &#146; As no one would take the risk, however, he became his own publisher. &#148; (1906 Jewish Encyclopedia) . Subjects: Judaism - Apologetic works. Judaism. Christianity and other religions - Judaism. Scarce, the last copy appearing at auction was in 1999, over 13 years ago. Light soiling to boards and outer edges, light foxing throughout, overall, clean and fresh. Very Good Condition. (AMR-44-2) .

      [Bookseller: Dan Wyman Books]
 42.   Check availability:     Biblio     Link/Print  

        Manual de Madrid, descripción de la corte y de la villa.

      Imprenta de M. de Burgos, Madrid 1833 - " Comprende su historia, blasones, hombres célebres, topografía, costumbres, instrucción a los forasteros para vivir en ella; explicación de todas las oficinas, tribunales y dependencias del gobierno; su fundación, atribuciones, situación y audiencias; decripción de las iglesias, conventos, cementerios, hospitales, hospicios, casas de reclusión, prisiones, cuarteles; academias, colegios, estudios, bibliotecas y museos; establecimientos de comercio, industria y artes; palacios reales, edificios notables, diversiones públicas, paseos, jardines, puertas, puentes, aguas, casas de campo y sitios reales; una lista alfabética de las calles y plazas con sus entradas y salidas, y otros objetos." Este ejemplar, perfectamente conservado, va adornado con cinco grabados a página entera y un plano topográfico de Madrid. Libro raro en el mercado, aunque sí existen ofertas de ediciones posteriores. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Libros Tres Vegas]
 43.   Check availability:     IberLibro     Link/Print  

        Naturgeschichte und Abbildungen der Reptilien. Nach den neuesten Systemen zum gemeinützigen Gebrauche entworfen und mit Berücksichtiguung für den Unterricht der Jugend bearbeit

      Schaffhausen, Brodtmanns lithographischen Anstalt, 1833-1835. Two volumes (text and atlas) in one. Folio (34.0 x 23.8 cm). ii, 240 pp., iv, plus 102 fine hand-coloured lithographed plates of reptiles and amphibians. Contemporary pebbled half calf over marbled boards. Spine with four raised bands and gilt title. Marbled endpapers.* First edition of this famous plate book on reptiles and amphibians. The atlas has the stunningly detailed and careful contemporary hand-colouring that original coloured copies of Schinz&#39;s works are famous for. Boards a bit rubbed, corners with some creases. Text with light to moderate age-toning, mostly on the first few pages, a few plates slightly age-toned, otherwise very clean. A nice copy of a beautiful work. Nissen ZBI, 3671.

      [Bookseller: Dieter Schierenberg bv]
 44.   Check availability:     Biblio     Link/Print  

        Voyage autour du monde par les mers de l&#39;Inde et de Chine execute Sur La Corvette De L&#39;etat La Favorite Pendant Les Annees 1830,1831, et 1832

      Imprimerie Royale, Paris, 1833. First Edition. Hardback. Very Good/No Jacket. First Edition 8vo. Four volumes in contemporary quarter calf over marbled boards, decorative patterned endpapers. LACKING the Atlas volumes AND the folding map from volume 1. Else collates complete. ll 4 volumes with half-titles.& I - blank; half title; title; xli, pp558, (1) & II - blank; half title; title; pp481; Table; blanks.& III - blank; half title; title; pp510; table. & IV - blank; half title; title pp480 & vol I with 6 cms spine missing, all vols lightly rubbed. Some intermittent spotting / foxing mainly marginal.&

      [Bookseller: finecopy]
 45.   Check availability:     Biblio     Link/Print  


      West Point. [nd, ca. 1833-1837].. Various paginations. Folio. Contemporary three-quarter sheep and paper boards, gilt morocco label of "J. Hooker" on front board. Rubbed, scuffed, and edgeworn, chipped at spine ends. Ex-lib. with small bookplate on front pastedown. Pencil notes, likely in Hooker&#39;s hand. Internally clean, tight, and very good. In a cloth clamshell case, leather label. A remarkable contemporary bound volume of ten military and technical manuals, with supplemental material, printed for use by the cadets at West Point at the school&#39;s lithographic press. Although a few of these works turn up individually in library catalogues (most notably in the CATALOGUE OF THE UNITED STATES MILITARY ACADEMY compiled in 1876, which lists some of the titles collectively and individually), most were issued in very limited numbers solely for the use of cadets at the Military Academy, and consequently all are very rare. The volume in hand thus presents a trove of specimens from one of the most interesting early American lithographic presses. Little is known about the school&#39;s lithographic establishment, founded in 1831, but one can surmise that George Aspinwall, whose name appears as lithographer on the final two works in this collection, was hired to meet the school&#39;s need for detailed, well illustrated instruction manuals. An article, "Tentative List of Textbooks Used in the United States Military Academy 1802-1902," published in the CENTENNIAL OF THE UNITED STATES MILITARY ACADEMY...1802-1902 (GPO, 1904), includes only some of the titles present here, at times listing them under the famed military educator, Capt. D.H. Mahan, and sometimes with later dates of publication, indicating likelihood that these books were reprinted over the years. The technical subject matter covered in these books is fascinating, and illustrative of the increasingly professional nature of military training and of West Point. As Barton Hacker has noted: "Pursuing the art of war could now begin from a solid base, the underlying principles codified as military science to be taught in the classroom...." At West Point the 1830s brought a new era in the course of study, based on the experiences of Capt. Mahan in France, which gave rise to the courses of study exemplified in these manuals. Michael Twyman has detailed the operations of the British lithographic press at Chatham and the French military lithographers at Metz. The latter certainly served as the model for Mahan, who introduced similar practices to West Point. Besides their significance for military science, engineering, and architecture, these works are specimens of American lithography, produced at a relatively early date, with much skill and attention to detail. Although all quite rare, they were plainly works of great influence, since they would have been studied by all West Point graduates of the era, many of them men who shaped American history over the coming decades. This volume was owned and compiled by Gen. Joseph Hooker, a skillful military commander and an ambitious officer, who graduated from West Point in 1837. It would seem that he had these manuals bound up while he was at West Point, or perhaps soon after his graduation, and thus preserved copies of the actual textbooks he used as a student. Upon graduation, Hooker served in Florida, the Northeast, and at West Point, until finding his first professional success during the Mexican War. In that conflict "he performed so superbly both as a staff and combat officer that he received three brevet promotions, the final one to lieutenant colonel. No other northern commander of the coming Civil War emerged from the Mexican conflict with a better record or higher reputation than Hooker" (ANB). In the 1840s he was transferred to Sonoma, California, but became disenchanted by military life and resigned in 1853, engaging in ranching and business, dabbling in politics, and incurring a large personal debt. In 1861 he applied to be reinstated to the army, and was appointed brigadier general by Lincoln. Hooker distinguished himself at several battles, including Seven Days, Second Manassas, Sharpsburg, and Fredericksburg, and he earned the sobriquet, "Fighting Joe Hooker." In January 1863, Lincoln elevated him to commander of the Army of the Potomac. Hooker resigned the commission in mid-1863 following a defeat at the hands of Lee and Jackson at Chancellorsville, but went on to distinguish himself in Tennessee and as a commander in William T. Sherman&#39;s march through the South, despite the fact that he and Sherman largely detested each other. Though Hooker&#39;s name has come down through history associated with excessive drink and licentiousness, the truth about the man is much more complex, and his accomplishments are significant. One scholar has offered this balanced assessment of Hooker&#39;s military abilities: "First, he had few equals and perhaps no superior among Union generals as a commander of a corps or any force he could personally supervise and inspire. Second, he was deficient, as revealed at Chancellorsville, in those qualities of mind and temperament needed to lead a large army in a successful offensive campaign against a foe as redoubtable as Lee and his Army of Northern Virginia. But, then, the only northern general who ever did so was Grant, and it took him a year and 100,000 casualties to do it. Thus it is quite possible that if Hooker had gone against any Confederate army commander other than Lee, he would have garnered the glory he sought" (ANB). The works are as follow: 1) NOTES SUPPLEMENTARY TO THE COURSE OF PERMANENT FORTIFICATION [caption title]. 26pp. plus two folding plates (one plate split with loss of half). With pencil marginalia in Hooker&#39;s hand. A detailed course on all manner and size of forts and fortifications, and how to attack and defend them. The final portion covers the intricacies of accurately drawing fortifications. 2) NOTE ON THE APPLICATION OF THE PRINCIPLES OF FORTIFICATION TO THE DETERMINATION OF THE TRAÇÉ AND RELIEF OF A BASTIONED FRONT ON A HORIZONTAL PLANE OF SITE [caption title]. 52pp. plus five folding plates. With pencil underlining and marginal computations in Hooker&#39;s hand. A highly technical manual on the drawing and construction of forts and fortifications. 3) PROBLEMS OF DESCRIPTIVE GEOMETRY REFERRED TO ONE PLANE OF PROJECTION. 20pp. plus two folding plates. With Hooker&#39;s pencil notes on the verso of one of the plates. More consideration of the properties of forts, their construction, and their attack or defense, from a mathematical perspective. 4) NOTES ON THE ATTACK AND DEFENCE OF PERMANENT WORKS [caption title]. 36pp. plus four plates (three folding). An important early American manual on the science of warfare. Hooker has underlined several sections of this work, the ideas in which doubtless served him in good stead during the Civil War. The NUC locates copies at The New York Public Library and Harvard. Not at the Military Academy. 5) COMPOSITION OF ARMIES [caption title]. 36pp. plus folding plate. This manual contains sections on marches, battles, and convoys. The final section notes that "in our country we have a peculiar foe to contend against" and covers the elements of Indian warfare. Interestingly, parallels are drawn between the experiences of the Romans in invading Gaul and Britain and the challenges faced by the U.S. army in battling Indians. The NUC locates only the Harvard copy. The Military Academy has what seems to be another issue, with thirty-two pages and a folding plate. 6) NOTES ON MINES [caption title]. 40pp. plus two folding plates. Directions on constructing mines for use in military attacks. This work is particularly interesting in light of the participation in the Civil War of many of the cadets who studied these manuals. The NUC locates only one copy, at Harvard, and there is a copy at the Military Academy. 7) OUTLINES OF THE COURSE OF CIVIL ENGINEERING [caption title]. 172pp. including in-text illustrations and two plates, plus one folding plate. [with:] SUPPLEMENTAL NOTES MASONRY. 15pp. [with:] NOTE 2. THEORY OF THE PRESSURE AND STABILITY OF ARCHES. 14pp. [with:] NOTE 3. THEORY OF THE PRESSURE OF VOUSSOIRS AND THE STABILITY OF CENTERS. 3pp. [with:] NOTE 4. THEORY OF PILE DRIVING. 4pp. [with:] NOTE 5. METHODS OF GAUGING WATER COURSES. 13pp. Hooker has written his name twice on the first page of the first manual, and his pencil notes are found throughout. The note on arches includes an entire blank leaf filled with Hooker&#39;s notes and mathematical computations. Civil engineering is one of the core plans of study at West Point, as is evident from the lengthy textbook and supplemental material covered here. The manuals are elaborately illustrated with in-text illustrations and cover roads, bridges, waterways, and more, with extensive sections on the materials used in their construction. 8) NOTE ON MOVEABLE MILITARY BRIDGES [caption title]. 15pp. including illustrations. One full-page plate shows the construction of a rope bridge, and several in- text illustrations demonstrate the engineering aspects of the construction of moveable bridges made of wood and other materials. 9) NOTE ON ARCHITECTURE [caption title]. 16pp. plus nine plates. On last page: "Lith. by Geo. Aspinwall 1834-35." A survey of classic architecture and architectural terms, with plates depicting Greek and Roman columns. This manual demonstrates the concern of West Point in educating its officers in non-military engineering, with most of the text devoted to the orders of classical architecture. A significant American architectural rarity, not in Hitchcock. The NUC locates one copy, at NNC. 10) GUNPOWDER [caption title]. [2],8pp. On last page: "Lith. by Geo. Aspinwall. 1835." These notes were printed "to supply a deficiency in the Chemical text book." They relate to the chemical principles of the composition and decomposition of gunpowder, and avoid the technical details of its manufacture, which were covered in the course on Pyrotechny. CATALOGUE OF THE LIBRARY OF THE UNITED STATES MILITARY ACADEMY (Newburgh, 1876), passim. GENERALS IN BLUE, pp.233-35. ANB 11, pp.133-34. MICHAEL TWYMAN, EARLY LITHOGRAPHED BOOKS (London, 1990), especially pp.60-75, 318-27, "Military Manuals: the presses at Chatham and Metz." Hacker, "Engineering a New Order: Military Institutions, Technical Education, and the Rise of the Industrial State" in TECHNOLOGY AND CULTURE 34(1), Jan. 1993. Ford, "Charles S. Storrow, Civil Engineer: A Case Study of European Training and Technological Transfer in the Antebellum Period" in TECHNOLOGY AND CULTURE 34(2), April 1993.

      [Bookseller: William Reese Company - Americana]
 46.   Check availability:     Biblio     Link/Print  


      Home     Wants Manager     Library Search     562 Years   Links     Contact      Search Help      Terms of Service     

Copyright © 2018 viaLibri™ Limited. All rights reserved.