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        Surgical observations on the restoration of the nose ...

      London: S. Highley, 1833, 8vo. viii, [2], 9-159, [1) pp., 26 Tafeln, feiner Halbledereinband. First Edition of the "Surgical Observations on the Restoration of the Nose and on the removal of polypi and other tumours from the nostrils: from the German ... With the history and physiology of rhinoplastic operations, notes and additional cases, by John Stevenson Bushnan", one of the rarest books in English on plastic surgery! *Johann Friedrich Dieffenbach (1792-1847) "setting an aesthetic standard - The most telling evidence of Dieffenbach's place in history was that Zeis' 1838 book 'Handbuch der Plastischen Chirurgie', which named the specialty, was dedicated to him. " M. Felix FreshwaterThe above work is a translation, prepared by physician and medical writer John Stevenson Bushnan (1807-1884), of the section on rhinoplasty from Dieffenbach's Chirurgische Erfahrungen (1829-34). Bushnan augmented Dieffenbach's text with annotations, accounts of his own cases and an important, well-documented history of rhinoplastic operations.Bushnan "gives a very full account of Dieffenbach's techniques-particulary for raising up and reconstruction a sunken nose by "Dividing into portions of the remain (if any) of the old organ, raising them from the cavity , making needful additions , and securing them by appropriate fastenings." Thomas J.S. PattersonDieffenbach's clinical work in plastic surgery was "monumental in its variety, inventiveness and breadth of scope. . . .. Although Dieffenbach also used the Italian method of rhinoplasty, he preferred the Indian method because of the stronger quality of the forehead skin. . . . [He] realized that the various metal contrivances of Tagliacozzi and von Graefe for shaping the new nose were largely ineffectual, and he devised many subsequent procedures for trimming and shaping the nose, thus greatly improving the results attainable by the Indian method" Gnudi & Webster, pp. 321-322.Dieffenbach pioneered many methods and principles of plastic surgery which "have not been improved upon and are still constantly employed" Gnudi & Webster, p. 321.*) Zur Seltenheit - Eduard Zeis schreibt im Nachtrag zu 669: "Da ich das Buch selbst niemals selbst gesehen habe, .."Zeis No. 513, 669 Zeis Index No. 531, 733 Garrison & Morton 5743 (note) M. Felix Freshwater, The presentation of plastic surgery visual data from 1816 to 1916: The evolution of reproducible results. J Plastic, Reconst. & Aesthetic Surg., 69/9 (Sept. 2016)

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        Journal of an Expedition to Explore the Course and Termination of the Niger; cwith a Narrative of a Voyage down that River to its Termination.

      1833 - First edition. 3 vols. Large folding & one other map, 2 portrait frontispieces & 5 plates, with further illustrations in the text. 16mo. Modern quarter morocco. lxiv, 272; vii, [1], 321; vii, [1], 354, [1]pp. London, John Murray, 1832 & Having previously travelled through the Cape Colony with General Sir Wm. Colebrooke, Richard Lander offered his services to Lieut. Clapperton and remained with him until his death in 1827. Lander returned to England with Clapperton's papers, but before long was en route for West Africa once again, this time with the aim of tracing the course of the Niger. With his wife provided with a government annuity of 100 pounds per year during his absence, and with an additional 100 guineas promised to Lander himself on his return, he set out with his younger brother from Portsmouth for Cape Coast Castle in January 1830. They reached the Niger itself in June at Boussa where Mungo Park had died, and began their great journey by travelling one hundred miles up stream. It took the expedition two months to return to their starting point, before they began the dangerous voyage to the ocean. In the following months they were held to ransom and their expedition supplies were plundered but by 1st December they were in Fernando Po having reached the mouth of the great river in the Bight of Biafra. On their return to England the brothers Lander were greeted with popular acclaim and Richard Lander became the first recipient of the Royal Geographical Society's gold medal. John Murray offered one thousand guineas to the brothers for their journals which were edited by Lieut. Belcher of the Royal Navy. [Attributes: First Edition]

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        Praktisk skibbyggerie. Et forsøg [Practical shipbuilding]. [I-III].

      1833 - Copenhagen, B. Luno & Schneider, 1833-34. Large 4:o. Complete with 76 partly folded and partly coloured lithographed plates. Remaining collation on request.Calf binding c. 1860, somewhat worn, with gilt spine and marbled covers. Small crack in the upper part of the rear hinge. Marbled edges. Errata leaf following the first part heavily foxed, which also has led to discolouring of the first plate. Eight plates slightly worn and soiled in the margins. Five plates with minor damages to the margins. Plate 8 in the first part loose. Plate numbers cut on five plates in the third part. Four supplimentary title-leaves lacking in the first part.Very rare in complete condition. The list of subscribers lists 99 copies, of which only 58 are for private customers. The first part treats the selection of raw materials - oak - and the plates give detailed instructions on how to recognize the strong and weak timber, respectively. Part two and three describes the shipbuilding as such and as a consequence the plates in these parts have a character of instructional drawings. The concluding plate shows the finished ship. Diderich Hansen Funch was one of the great shipbuilders of his time and was for example responsible for the Danish corvette Galathea, which circumnavigated the earth between 1843 and 1847. He also wrote books on the subject of shipbuilding, of which "Praktisk skibbyggerie" and "Dansk marine-ordbog" from 1846-52 are the two most important. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        France Militaire. Histoire des Armees Francaises de terre et e mer de 1792 a 1833

      Chez Delloye 1833 - B00BBVD4L4 B00BBVD4L4 Very Good. (Binding: Hardcover, Jacket: No Jacket) Five volumes, half leather over marbled boards. French military history up to 1833 illustrated with hundreds of steel engravings, illustrations and charts written by Victor Hugo's brother. Very good condition.

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        23rd Congress, 1st Session. House of Representatives. Executive. [Doc. No. 1 through 49] Message of the President of the United States, to the Two Houses of Congress, at the Commencement of the First Session of the Twenty-third Congress. December 3, 1833

      Washington [DC]: Printed by Gales & Seaton. Very Good-. 1833. First Edition Thus. Hardcover. Very thick octavo volume. Contemporary full sheepskin leather, flat spine "paneled" by pairs of rules in blind, red leather label lettered in gilt in the second panel -- covers with a border constructed of decorative tooling in blind, plain endpapers. There are scuff and shallow gouges to the leather suface of the covers, and scattered foxing (both diffuse and little pin-points) affecting many of the text leaves -- as usual for paper used in official publications of the U.S. Congress of the time. 23rd Congress, 1st Session. Ho[use] of Rep[resentative]s. Executive. [Doc. No. 1 (through 49] This is the first volume, only (of six), of the complete set of the Executive Documents produced by the first session of the twenty-third U.S. Congress, during the administration of Andrew Jackson. As detailed at the beginning of the first section -- [an "Index to the Executive Documents... 43 pp.] -- this first volume contains Documents numbers 1-49. The first is the longest, and begins with Andrew Jackson's State of the Union Message, and then incorporates detailed reports from each department of the Executive branch controlled by the office of the President. This Document No. 1 consisted of 292 pages, and its first leaf serves as the title page for this volume, with a full imprint from Gales & Seaton in Washington. These partners were the official printers to Congress for many years. Joseph Gales, Jr. took over as sole proprietor of the 'National Intelligencer,' and after forming a partnership with his brother-in-law, William Winston Seaton, their newspaper started daily publication in 1813. It became the paper of record for Washington and the Federal Government, with a running account of the debates in both Houses. Four major threads run through this part of Andrew Jackson's eventful presidency: the finances of the country and the nature of the (second) Bank of America; the status of the War Department and the several branches of armed services; the ongoing program of "Indian Removal;" and foreign policy (relations, in particular, with Britain, France, Spain, Russia, Denmark, Belgium, the Two Sicilies, and Latin America). Document No. 2 is headed: "Removal of Public Deposites [sic] ... from the Bank of the United States." 42 pages, under the aegis of the Secretary of the Treasury [Roger B. Taney, a future Chief Justice of the U. S. Supreme Court]. (Andrew Jackson's determined opposition to the Bank of the United States is still a matter of historical debate -- Document 21 is a protest from the Philadelphia Board of Trade against the removal of those Federal Government deposits). Document 12 is devoted to another significant response: "Memorial of H. D. Gilpin, Peter Wagner, John T. Sullivan and H. McElderry, the officially appointed directors of the Second Bank of America. 40 pp. There is a document No. 20] of great significance to the history of the U.S. Navy -- the entirely re-designed and rewritten Rules and Regulations of 1833, covering all possible details of Naval service, from specification of the uniforms, ranks and commands, pensions, arrests and courts martial, shipyards and quartermaster details, the Marines, etc. [107 pp.] Another of the most substantial documents is Number 26, the detailed report by the long-serving Third Auditor of the Treasury, Peter Hagner, "Claims of Certain Citizens of the United States for Indian Depredations." [117 pp. -- Peter Hagner was first appointed to the Treasury department in 1793 by George Washington, and served under every administration for fifty-six consecutive years, resigning his office in 1849! The details of these claims are printed in three horizontal columns across the pages, and represent an indispensable record of Native American studies. Hagner's remarks on each claim (printed in its own column) from his signficant position as Third Auditor of the Treasury, demonstrate that, whatever the slant of Andrew Jackson's determination to move vast numbers of the inconvenient native Americans of the south east U.S., at least one high officer of his government was taking an independent view of the details of each case of complaint. Document 45 details the granting of licenses to trade with the Indians. Among the various other matters of interest: Purcase by the U.S. of the Louisville and Portland Canal (in order to make it free of tolls); a Memorial from citizens of Pennsylvania, "praying for an appropriation to construct a canal from Chesapeake Bay to Lake Ontario; More canal matters included a substantial report on the Chesapeake and Ohio canal (begun in Washington by President John Quincy Adams turning the first shovel of dirt in 1826) -- (Documents Nos. 36 "Western Section"& 38 -- 24 pp.) There is a brief report from the Commissioner of the Public Buildings (with appropriations of $12,260.40 for alterations and repairs in the Capitol, but only $500. for the "President's House.") There are also documents requesting improvements to various waterways -- "Petition of sundry inhabitants of the northern frontier asking for an appropriation to improve the navigation of the St. Lawrence River." Railroads had not quite come under the scrutiny of Congress yet (but in June of the year of this volume, Andrew Jackson became the first President to ride a train). This thick volume is an unusual survivor of the official issue of the House Documents from this era. It is likely that most of these 49 documents were circulated individually at the time to interested parties. Many that were bound into nonce volumes by their first users have subsequently been broken up into their individual publications. Consequently, most copies of these public Documents which survive on the contemporary market have been disbound from volumes. But this officially bound and issued whole volume seems too interesting to break, having survived in its original form into the twenty-first century. Rare, thus. Various paginations -- the volume is nearly three-and-a-half inches thick. .

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        The Writings of George Washington; Being His Correspondence, Addresses, Messages and Other Papers, Official and Private, Selected and Published from the Original Manuscripts; with a Life of the Author, notes and Illustrations. Twevle volumes, complete.

      Boston: American Stationers' Company, John B, Russell; Russel, Odiorne and Metcalf, and Hilliard, Gray and Co., and other variations, Publishers 1833,1834,1835,1836,1837. Perhaps mixed edition, as volume one bears an 1837 copyright date. Half leather, with marbled boards, and gilt decorations in compartments on the spine. Black spine labels partially missing, or missing completely, from most of the volumes, with some labels loosely attached. Pagination varies among the volumes. Illustrations/maps present in some volumes, all present as called for at the beginning of volume 1. A comprehensive selection of writings of George Washington, with much focus on the Revolutionary War and related topics, as well as politics and governing, offering insight into the thoughts and motivations of Washington. With maps depicting battles during the Revolutionary War. GOOD to VERY GOOD condition. Many spine labels missing or loose. Uneven fading and darkening to the leather. Leather scuffed, chipped and somewhat worn along the hinges, spines and extremities. Interiors clean and solid. Sabin 101765.. Half-Leather. Good.

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        Anatomical Studies of the Bones and Muscles. Engraved by Henry Landseer. Explanatory Notes by William Robertson.

      London, Nattali. 1833 - Large folio (13 x 20ins, 330 x 500mm), publisher's pebbled cloth with paper label, re-backed cloth in imitation of the original (it was issued in a fragile binding, and I have never seen a sound original). 13 text pages, fine engraved portrait, complete with 21 engraved, etched and aquatint plates. A Tall, Crisp, Very Nice Copy of the First Edition. Produced "For the Use of Artists", and demonstrating Landseers' mastery in several engraving media combined with the line genius of Flaxman "who had made the laws of muscular action his particular study. he compared the collapsed with the working muscle. in the flaccidity of death." (intro). [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Luzernisches Intelligenz-Blatt. Jg. 1833 (52 Nummern in einem Band, komplett).

      889 S. Hardcover Vollständiger Jahrgang 1833 des von Xaver Meyer herausgegebenen Luzernischen Intelligenz-Blattes in altergemäß GUTEM Zustand. Pappband der Zeit, berieben und bestoßen. Seiten druck- und altersbedingt gebräunt, vereinzelt leicht randknittrig. Titelblatt von Nr. 1 mit leichtem Abrieb. Vereinzelte dezente Randanstreichungen, Text sauber. Wir haben weitere vollständige Jahrgänge dieser Publikation im Bestand, sprechen Sie uns an!

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        Pride and Prejudice. A Novel.

      London: Richard Bentley,, 1833. Octavo (168 x 100 mm). Period style blue half calf, crimson morocco label, decoration to bands gilt, marbled boards, plain endpapers. Engraved frontispiece and vignette title page. Some spotting and browning to prelims otherwise in excellent condition. First Bentley edition, the fourth edition overall, also the first one-volume edition, bound with the series title page. Bentley bought the copyrights of all Jane Austen's works to include them in his Standard Novels series, apparently aiming at the private buyer, as circulating libraries still had copies of the originals. Bentley later reissued the volumes as a set, but this copy is from the original individual issue.

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        Eigenh. Gedicht "In der Schenke" mit U.

      O. O. u. D. - 4 SS. auf gefalt. Doppelblatt. 8vo. 9-strophiges Gedicht: "In der Schenke - froh im Bunde / Sitzen Freunde in der Runde, / Kreist der Becher immer zu; / Trauter bald - auf 'Du und Du', / Klirrt das Glas, voll vom Getränke / In der Schenke - in der Schenke [.]". - Etwas gebräunt. - Friedrich Kaiser trat 1833 als Praktikant in den k. k. Hofkriegsrat ein und wandte sich 1838 einer hauptberuflichen Tätigkeit als Bühnenschriftsteller zu. Zunächst Schauspieler und Rezensent, wurde er 1840 von Karl Carl als Theaterdichter engagiert. Er gehörte zu den Begründern der Künstlergesellschaft "Concordia", war seit 1846 Herausgeber der satirischen Zeitschrift "Der Kobold" und nahm 1848 im Akademiekorps aktiv an der Revolution teil.

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        Teilansicht, Blick ins Nahetal, "Aussicht von der Kautzenburg und Denkmal des Michel Mort, zu Kreuznach. - Vue de la .".

      - Lithographie v. Brandmayer n. Scheuren b. Kehr, 1833, 21,3 x 27,7 S. Reiniger, Alte Stiche v. bad Kreuznach, S. 170. - Das Blatt dreisitig bis zur äußeren Einfassungslinie beschnitten. Ohne Bildverlust.

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        The two Dutch female cooks

      - A description of this print appears in Stefano Ticozzi's dictionary of the architects, sculptors, painters. ['Dizionario degli architetti, scultori, pittori, intagliatori in rame ed in pietra coniatori ai medaglie, musaicisti, niellatori, intarsiatori: d'ogni età e d'ogni nazione', 1833 Vol. IV, p. 36] as: 'The Flemish cook gutting a chicken and a woman offering her something to drink'. Lettered in lower right corner of impression: "Anto. V. Heuuel Pinxit" and "G. du Viuier fecit.". Etching on paper with small margins; plate mark: 125 x 183 mm, total: 131 x 189 mm; state I/2; watermark: large coat of arms; Hollstein 3

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        Normalien über die Maurer, Ziegeldecker, Stokador [d.i. Stukkateur] und Erd-Arbeiten. Gehörig Patoszka. Beigebunden: Ausweis über die Zimmermans und Tischler Arbeiten [ab S. 91].

      o. O., -, 1833. 205 + 11 S. Priv. Hld. der Zeit. Manuskript der ersten Hälfte des 19. Jahrhunderts eines Baumeisters. Komplett. - Reste von Siegellack a. V., Siegel des Eigentümers a. S. 171, etw. fingerfleckig, Ebd. m. leichten Gbrsp., eingeklebte Tabelle a. rückw. V. (Einnahm-, Ausgab- und Besoldungs-Tabelle). - Weitere Notizen zu \"Verschiedene Anmerkungen gesammelt zu Ofen 1828\", \"Uiber die Eisen Guss-Öfen\", Pumpenbrunnen, \"Kochsparherde mit Platten im Jos. Neugebäude\", \"Blitzableiter\". Die Orte Groß-Wardein und Peterwardein werden erwähnt. Versand D: 7,00 EUR Architektur; Handwerk

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        THE NOVELS.

      - \i Sense and Sensibility ; \i Emma ; \i Mansfield Park ; \i Northanger Abbey and\i Persuasion ; \i Pride and Prejudice . Six volumes in five, totalling approximately 2,000 pages, with engraved frontispiece (dated 1833) and vignette title page to each volume; f'cap. 8vo; early half black calf, spines decorated in gilt compartments between raised bands, with gilt lettered title labels, marbled papered boards, (matching designs for \i Emma , \i Mansfield Park , and \i Northanger Abbey and similar, but possibly slightly later decorations and marbling for \i Pride and Prejudice and \i Sense and Sensibility ), the boards slightly rubbed, with a few minor surface grazes, edges lightly worn, bottom fore-corner of upper board of \i Pride and Prejudice slightly bumped; three volumes with marbled edges (\i Emma , \i Mansfield Park and \i Northanger Abbey ); armorial bookplate of Phineas Riall on the upper pastedowns, early inked signature (Elizabeth Roberts) on upper free endpaper or printed title page each volume, bookseller's sticker on upper pastedown in\i Sense and Sensibility and \i Pride and Prejudice , bound without the half-titles [series title pages] and publisher's advertisements, also lacking the tissue guards, but with the Note from the Editor of the Standard Novels series present in\i Sense and Sensibility , hinges occasionally starting and a couple of leaves loosening, pp. 187-204 in \i Sense and Sensibility a trifle cropped, minor mispagination (as noted by Gilson) in \i Northanger Abbey , long closed tear to inner margin of pp. 401/2 in \i Emma , a few corners faintly creased, scattered foxing and occasional slight soiling; Richard Bentley, London, 1833. First Bentley edition, being also the first illustrated and first one-volume editions of Austen's works. Gilson D1-D5. *Jane Austen died in 1817, and no English reissue of her novels is known after 1818 until Bentley acquired the copyrights and published the novels in 1833 in his Standard Novels series. According to David Gilson, publication was overseen by Austen\rquote s sister, Cassandra and her brother, Henry. The volumes were issued individually, which presumably explains the variation in binding within the present set. Gilson, p. 213, describes copies in the original cloth as 'uncommon', because 'many copies were rebound at a fairly early date'. This edition was also the first in which Austen\rquote s name was listed on the title page of each work. Phineas Riall (1803-1884) was the son of Charles Ryall and Anne Roberts, so presumably Elizabeth Roberts was a relative. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Autograph musical manuscript signed.

      London, 30. V. 1833. - 8vo. 11 pp. Sewn. "Mad. Moscheles zum freundlichen Andenken [for Madame Moscheles in fond memory] / On the birth and Christening of Felix Moscheles the words by Barry Cornwall (B. W. Procter) the music by the Cher Sig. Neukomm [ ]".

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        Normalien über die Maurer, Ziegeldecker, Stokador [d.i. Stukkateur] und Erd-Arbeiten. Gehörig Patoszka. Beigebunden: Ausweis über die Zimmermans und Tischler Arbeiten [ab S. 91].

      o. O., -. 1833 - 205 + 11 S. Priv. Hld. der Zeit. Manuskript der ersten Hälfte des 19. Jahrhunderts eines Baumeisters. Komplett. - Reste von Siegellack a. V., Siegel des Eigentümers a. S. 171, etw. fingerfleckig, Ebd. m. leichten Gbrsp., eingeklebte Tabelle a. rückw. V. (Einnahm-, Ausgab- und Besoldungs-Tabelle). - Weitere Notizen zu "Verschiedene Anmerkungen gesammelt zu Ofen 1828", "Uiber die Eisen Guss-Öfen", Pumpenbrunnen, "Kochsparherde mit Platten im Jos. Neugebäude", "Blitzableiter". Die Orte Groß-Wardein und Peterwardein werden erwähnt. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        MELANGES POLITIQUES ET PHILOSOPHIQUES EXTRAITS DES MEMOIRES ET DE LA CORRESPONDANCE DE THOMAS JEFFERSON. . .

      Paulin, Libraire-Editeur 1833 - Bound in worn 1/4 green morocco over papered boards with titles in gilt on spines. Interior clean and fresh with virtually no foxing/browning. Contains blanks, 1/2 titles, errata and silk page markers. Gift inscription from W. Oates to Henry B. Humphrey, Paris 1843. Humphreys book collection was quite extensive and appeared at auction in 1871. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Northampton Grand Steeple Chase.

      

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        An Account of the Mining District of Alston Moor Weardale and Teesdale, in Comberland and Durhaml ... Mining Operations ... Tyne, Wear, and Tees

      Alnwick: W Davison. G : in Good condition without dust jacket. Cover rubbed and faded. Some foxing. Original card covers bound in. 1833. First Edition. Purple/brown hardback cloth cover. 190mm x 120mm (7" x 5"). viii, 183pp. Colour frontis map of the area + b/w vignettes. Extra notes tipped-in. ... Comprising Descriptive Sketches of the Scenery, Antiquities, Geology, and Mining Operations, in the Upper Dales of the Rivers Tyne, Wear, and Tees. .

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        The Writings of George Washington; Being His Correspondence, Addresses, Messages and Other Papers, Official and Private, Selected and Published from the Original Manuscripts; with a Life of the Author, notes and Illustrations. Twevle volumes, complete.

      Boston: American Stationers' Company, John B, Russell; Russel, Odiorne and Metcalf, and Hilliard, Gray and Co., and other variations, Publishers 1833,1834,1835,1836,1837. Perhaps mixed edition, as volume one bears an 1837 copyright date. Half leather, with marbled boards, and gilt decorations in compartments on the spine. Black spine labels partially missing, or missing completely, from most of the volumes, with some labels loosely attached. Pagination varies among the volumes. Illustrations/maps present in some volumes, all present as called for at the beginning of volume 1. A comprehensive selection of writings of George Washington, with much focus on the Revolutionary War and related topics, as well as politics and governing, offering insight into the thoughts and motivations of Washington. With maps depicting battles during the Revolutionary War. GOOD to VERY GOOD condition. Many spine labels missing or loose. Uneven fading and darkening to the leather. Leather scuffed, chipped and somewhat worn along the hinges, spines and extremities. Interiors clean and solid. Sabin 101765.. Half-Leather. Good.

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        Magnolia Soulangiana [Magnolia]

      [C.L.F. Panckoucke, Paris 1833 - Stipple engraving, printed in colours and finished by hand, engraved by Langlois. Very good condition apart from some overall light soiling and minor foxing. A beautiful image from "Choix des Plus Belles Fleurs": one of greatest flower books ever published by the most celebrated flower painter of all time. The Magnolia Soulangeana is commonly known as the saucer magnolia. It is a deciduous hybrid magnolia and the one you are most likely to see. Redouté's image is about life size, in the early stages of bloom. The Magnolia is a hargbinger of Spring. Pierre-Joseph Redouté was one of the world's great flower painters. Born into a family that had been painters for at least two generations, Redouté went to Paris in 1782 with his brother where they worked as scene painters for the Théâtre Italien. Redouté painted flowers in his spare time. The search for subjects led him to the Jardin du Roi and eventually to Gerard van Spaendonck who made him an assistant. While at the Jardin du Roi, Redouté came to know Charles-Louis L'Heritier, an amateur botanist and writer of independent means. He gave Redouté a full time job as an illustrator, instructing him in plant anatomy. Redouté's scientific understanding of plants contributed greatly to the clarity of his depictions. But it was Redouté's work in stipple engraving and colour printing that was to be of the greatest importance. Stippling and the application of two or three colour inks to one plate were engraving innovations that Redouté brought to French printmaking, and these were brought to perfection in his three great works: Les Liliacees (1802-1816), Les Roses (1817-1824) and the work from which this image comes Choix des plus belles fleurs. et . des plus belles fruits which was published in 36 parts with 144 plates between 1827 and 1833. The present image shows Redouté at his most assured, combining the best of his artistic background with his skill as an observer of nature. He writes in the preface to the Choix : ''It is with the benefit of experience, and encouraged by the most flattering approval of naturalists and painters of France and abroad, that I undertook took this most agreeable of botanical works. By ceaseless observation of nature, in its constancy and its variety of forms and colours, I believe that I have reached that synthesis of botanical accuracy, composition and colouration that is essential to produce the perfect image of the plant kingdom.' Cf. Hunt Redouteana 21; cf. Dunthorne p 235; cf. Great Flower Books (1990), p 129; cf. Nissen BBI 1591; cf. Pritzel 7456; cf. Stafleu & Cowan TL2 8750.

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        Sense and Sensibility; Pride and Prejudice; Emma; Mansfield Park; Northanger Abbey and Persuasion

      London: London: Richard Bentley,, 1833. 5 volumes, octavo (167 x 100 mm). Contemporary calf skilfully rebacked with the original decorative gilt spines laid down (corners refurbished), dark green twin labels, sides with concentric blind and gilt tooled ornamental panels, marbled edges and endpapers. Engraved vignette titles and frontispieces by William Greatbach after Ferninand Pickering (with tissue guards intact). Several volumes with a contemporary pencilled presentation inscription dated 1835 (signed with initials only). Some light abrasions and scratches to covers, customary touch of foxing to engravings, bound without the half-titles, final blanks in volume I, and advertisement leaf at end of volume III (almost certainly discarded by the binder). A very good set. First collected edition in a most appealing contemporary binding. In 1832-33 Richard Bentley bought the copyright of Pride and Prejudice from the executors of Thomas Egerton and of the remaining novels from Henry and Cassandra Austen. Austen's novels had not been reissued since 1818 so these printings - published by the enterprising Bentley in his Standard Novels series - constitute early editions: Sense and Sensibility, third edition (pre-dating the first American by a few months); Pride and Prejudice, fourth edition; Mansfield Park, third edition; Emma, second edition (omitting the dedication to the Prince Regent included in the first edition); Northanger Abbey/Persuasion, second edition. These are also the first English editions to be illustrated. The very first Austen illustration appeared in a French translation of Persuasion (entitled La Famille Elliot) with a frontispiece by Delvaux after Chasselat (Paris: A. Bertrand, 1821). The Bentley illustrations, by the obscure Ferdinand Pickering, played an integral part in the reception of Austen's novels; according to one Austen scholar, they "promoted a sense that her novels were best understood as familial, female focused, and sensational. For decades, these illustrations would have served to steer readers away from the conclusion that Austen's fiction ought to be understood as social, comic, or didactic" (Davoney Looser, The Making of Jane Austen, 2017, p. 20). Complete sets in such attractive contemporary bindings as these are decidedly uncommon.

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        MÜNCHEN. - Plan. "Plan der königl.Haupt und Residenz=Stadt München nebst Ansichten merkwürdiger Gebäude". Mittig der Plan, darüber hübsche Ansicht vom Gasteig aus, unten und seitlich 15 Detailansichten, u.a. Nationaltheater, Dom, Ludwigskirche, Residenz usw.

      - Kupferstich von Gg. Mayr (Plan) und C. Schleich (Ansichten) bei Palm, München, dat. 1833, 33 x 34 cm. Lentner 13726; nicht bei Maillinger und Pfister, ähnlich Slg. Proebst 24. - Im unteren Rand "Topographisch statistische Notizen, und Angabe der Sehenswürdigkeiten".

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        Der Markt Kuchel ( Kuchl ) im Salzburgischen. Altkolorierte Lithographie v. Jakob Alt. Wien, Lith. Inst., 1833.

       Blatt 22 x 28 cm, Bild 16,8 x 23,5 cm. Sehr seltene große Ansicht von Kuchl mit dem Tennengebirge. Neb/Wag.22.46. Matern S. 227.No.62. Versand D: 9,00 EUR Kuchl Tennengau Salzburg Jakob Alt Lithographie

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        Turkey and its resources: its municipal organization and free trade; the state and prospects of English commerce in the East, the new administration of Greece, its revenue and national possessions.

      London, Saunders and Otley, 1833. - 8vo. First edition. XV, (1), 328 pp. With lithographic map bound as frontispiece. First edition; flyleaf inscribed by the author to "Mr [.] Regnaudiu". Important overview of Turkish trade, resources, infrastructure and municipal organisation by the diplomat David Urquhart (1805-77). After two and a half years fighting in the Greek war of independence, Urquhart was invited to accompany Sir Stratford Canning to Constantinople in November 1831 as an advisor during negotiations to settle the Greek boundary. In 1832 Urquhart was sent to Albania to cultivate the support of Rechid Pasha, leading advisor to the Turkish sultan. Urquhart became a great supporter of Turkey, spending most of 1834 in the country, and encouraged the British government to ally itself with Turkey against Egypt. This substantial book was written to inform the British political class of the possible commercial benefits of an Anglo-Turkish alliance. - Some negligible toning to first few leaves. Very good, uncut in original grey paper-covered boards, spine with original printed label, light wear to extremities. Scarce, particularly in original condition as here. Goldsmiths’ 27883. OCLC 65261681. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        The Holy Bible Containing the Old and New Testaments, in the common version. With amendments of the language, by Noah Webster

      New Haven: Durrie & Peck (Printed by Hezekiah Howe & Co.). Fair. 1833. First Edition Thus; First Printing. Hardcover. xvi, & 907 pages; The Holy Bible, containing the Old and New Testaments, in the common version. With amendments of the language by Noah Webster, L.L. D. New Haven: Published by Durrie & Peck. Sold by Hezekiah Howe & Co., and A. H. Maltby, New Haven; and by N. & J. White, New York, 1833. "Printed by Hezekiah Howe & Co."--verso of title page. Bound in full contemporary sheepskin leather, four very shallow (false) raised bands on the spine, leather spine label lettered in gilt. Heavily worn, with damage to the spine and rear cover, and several loose leaves in the section of the "Psalms" -- but complete. The binding wear involves damage to the spine, which is missing a jagged section constituting approximately one third of the material, along the front gutter margin's edge; the rear board also has a rectangular section of leather missing at the fore-edge, both covers have rubbing. The endpapers have drawings by a child (ink on the front paste-down, pencil on the rear). The text leaves are toned and have stains and foxing scattered throughout, with the staining more intense in the final 50 pages. Four leaves at the center of the section of "Psalms" are entirely detached, with text complete but damage at some of the margins -- [these four constitute the gathering signed "58" = pages 457-464] ; the first page of "The Gospel by Luke" has a jagged vertical tear which has been repaired along the top two-thirds by sewing the two parts together with slender white thread. I think it necessary to point out that this copy, while not beautiful, has survived significant wear and tear, and remains complete. By 1833 when this Bible was published, its editor, Noah Webster (1758-1843) had written a number of books that were widely used in the schools of his day, including spelling-books, grammars, and histories. His long list of important books culminated with his famous dictionary, 'An American Dictionary of the English Language' (1828). One of his biographers called him "America's Schoolmaster," and, as such, he naturally turned his attention to one of the few books which were more influential than his own -- the Bible. Webster began work on this project in 1831, and publication of this now-scarce first edition occurred in 1833. Webster's Preface to his revision of the Bible is a significant document in the history of American usage of the English language, as one might expect. The binding wear involves damage to the spine, which is missing a jagged section constituting approximately one third of the material, along the front gutter margin's edge; the rear board also has a rectangular section of leather missing at the fore-edge, both covers have rubbing. The endpapers have drawings by a child (ink on the front paste-down, pencil on the rear). The text leaves are toned and have stains and foxing scattered throughout, with the staining more intense in the final 50 pages. Four leaves at the center of the section of "Psalms" are entirely detached, with text complete but damage at some of the margins -- [these four constitute the gathering signed "58" = pages 457-464] ; the first page of "The Gospel by Luke" has a jagged vertical tear which has been repaired along the top two-thirds by sewing the two parts together with slender white thread. I think it necessary to point out that this copy, while not beautiful, has survived significant wear and tear, and remains complete. Hills, English Bible in America: 826; Checklist of American imprints: 17779. Main text printed in double columns throughout. First, he has respectful praise for the King James version, and the antecedents which formed much of its text -- "In the present version, the language is, in general, correct and perspicuous; the genuine popular English of Saxon origin; peculiarly adapted to the subjects; and in many passages, uniting sublimity with beautiful simplicity. In my view, the general style of the version ought not to be altered." This last sentence helps explain why Webster, who knew Greek and Hebrew well, made fewer than the vast number of changes which might have occurred to someone merely out to make a thoroughly modern American version of the Bible. Webster proposed three categories of changes -- "1: The substitution of words and phrases now in good use, for such as are wholly obsolete, or deemed below the dignity and solemnity of the subject. 2: The correction of errors in grammar; and 3: The insertion of euphemisms, words and phrases which are not very offensive to delicacy, in the place of such as cannot, with propriety, be uttered before a promiscuous audience." In his Introduction which follows his preface, Webster provides some examples which demonstrate his replacements for the obsolete: "Know or knew, for wist, wit and wot. Ex. 16.15; Gen. 21.26, &c. -- Part for deal, as a tenth part of flour. Ex. 29.40. Deal, in this sense, is wholly antiquated. -- Bring for fetch, in most cases. -- Suppose for trow. Luke 17.9." And a few examples illustrate his grammatical corrections: "Who is substituted for which, when it refers to persons. -- Its is substituted for his, when it refers to plants and things without life. -- To is used for unto. This latter word is not found in the Saxon books, and as it is never used in our present popular language, it is evidently a modern compound..." Finally, Webster is coy about specifics in the matter of his euphemisms, supplying only the citations of chapter and verse: "See Gen. 20.18; 29.31; 30.22; 34.30; 38.9, 24; Exod. 7.18; 16.24; Levit. 19.29; 21.7; Deut. 22.21; 23.1; 28.57 ..." and many more. (Genesis 20, 29, 30, 1 Sam 1, and Job 3 contain in the King James Version the phrases “closed up the womb” and “opened the womb,” which Webster replaces with “made barren” and “made fruitful.” In Genesis 38, Leviticus 19, 21, Deuteronomy 22, Judges 2, Psalm 106, Ezekiel 16, 23, and Ephesians 5, the old, offending words are “whoredom,” “whore,” “went a whoring,” and “whoremonger,” -- Webster substituted for these strong words: “lewdness,” “lewd woman,” “harlot,” “went astray,” and “lewd person.” To give an example of one change which is not strictly a matter or grammar or useage, throughout Webster's revision of the King James Bible, he replaced "Holy Ghost" with "Holy Spirit" -- evidently to avoid confusing the literal minded among his readers who might be thinking of "ghost" in its usual sense of apparition. One sentence in Webster's Preface can explain why he chose not to make some of the profound changes that other American of the next generation introduced into "their" versions of the Bible: "To avoid giving offense to any denomination of Christians, I have not knowingly made any alteration in the passages of the present version, on which the different denominations rely for the support of their peculiar tenets." The New Testament has special title page: 'The New Testament in the common version ... ' New Haven : Printed by H. Howe, 1833 -- page [691]. While OCLC Number: 4404134 shows 43 libraries world wide with copies of this 1833 first edition, it is now quite scarce in commerce. .

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        The Fifty-Ninth Annual Report of the Royal Humane Society, Instituted 1774, to Collect and Circulate the Most Approved and Effectual Methods for Recovering Persons Apparently Drowned or Dead; to Suggest and Provide Suitable Apparatus for, and Bestow Rewards on Those who Assist in, the Preservation and Restoration of Life

      London: Printed for the Society, 1833. 8vo. iv, 167, (1) pp. Fine contemporary binding of maroon full straight grained morocco, spine with wide raised bands, gilt lettered direct to two panels and richly tooled to the others, ornate gilt borders to both boards with a recurring kidney shaped device with fleur-de-lis, both sides with a large ornate gilt panel on a geometric pattern featuring a rectangle and a diamond, gilt scrolled inner dentelles, silk endpapers, all edges gilt with an accomplished fore edge painting of a barge filled River Thames looking westwards towards London Bridge with St. Paul's Cathedral in the background. A delightful copy.

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        Erste Damen-Schwimmschule in Wien'.

      - Lithographie v. F. Wolf b. Wolf u. Weissenbach in Wien, dat. 1833, 24 x 34

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        Bibliotheca Classica: or A Classical Dictionary

      1833 - Anthon, Charles. Bibliotheca Classica: or A Classical Dictionary by J. Lempriere, D.D. a new edition, enlarged, re-modelled, and extensively improved by Charles Anthon, LL. D. New York: G.&C.&H. Carvill—H.C. Sleight 1833. Two volumes 4to, first edition, with 1833 copyright. Full calf, with some damage at edges (see photos). Vol 1: xvi+794 pages; Vol 2: 795-1635 pages. Very good condition, with slight foxing. Shipping $12.00 US, 50.00 international. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Manuel d'optique ou traité complet et simplifié de cette science. Trad. par M. P. Vergnaud.

      Paris, Roret, 1833, 2 tomes in 16, de IV-268 et V-289 pp., et 5 grandes planches se dépl. ornées de 138 figures gravées, rel. en 1 fort vol. demi-maroquin rouge moderne genre ancien, dos lisse à filets dorés, qq. rares rouss. Première édition français, l'édition anglaise (a treatise on optics) datant de 1831. Traité recherché du physicien écossais, célèbre pour ses travaux sur la lumière et l'optique. Il est l'inventeur de nbr. instruments dont le kaléidoscope et il a perfectionné le stéréoscope. ¶ DSB II.451

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        Ansicht des Theresien Baades samt dem Ursprunge und einem Theile des Parkes zu Baaden.

      Wien, Artaria u. Comp. 1833 - Altkol. Umrißradierung aus "Artaria Mahlerische und merkwürdige Ansichten der verschiedenen Provinzen der Österr. Monarchie und der benachbarten Länder.". 26 x 40 cm. Im Passepartout. NW 59/60.

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        The Harbinger; A May Gift.

      Boston: Carter, Hendee and Co., 1833. 12mo, modern navy morocco, gilt rules, decorations and lettering. An anonymously issued collection of poetry that was published to be sold at a fair for benefit of the New England Institute for the Blind. The text is divided into three parts, the first by Park Benjamin (19 poems), followed by Oliver Wendell Holmes (17 poems) and John Osborne Sargent (17 poems). This constitutes Holmes' first substantial selection of poetry published in book form, and for Park Benjamin it is one of the most important selections of his poetry published in his lifetime (see the note at the beginning of the entry in BAL). This is also John Osborne Sargent's first substantial collection in book form. He, a cousin of Epes Sargent, went on to become a well-known journalist and miscellaneous author. Fine copy.

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        AN APPEAL IN FAVOR OF THAT CLASS OF AMERICANS CALLED AFRICANS.

      Boston: Allen and Ticknor, 1833. First Edition. 8vo, pp. 232, engraved frontispiece of a praying slave inserted with two full page plates in the text, quotation of S.T. Coleridge on the title-page. Light stain to flyleaves, some foxing to the margins of the frontispiece, o/w the text is good and clean. Contemporary ownership signature of Mary Ann Ingalls on the top of the title page. Bound in original cloth (little rubbed and a couple of nicks to the cloth and the edge of the spine label which is complete. This is a better than average copy of a book usually found in tough condition. See Work p. 299; Dumond p. 28; Sabin 12711; Imprints 18214; BAL 3116. With the errata slip noted by BAL. Scarce. Child (1802-1880) was born in Medford, MA. She was a close friend and influence on Margaret Fuller. Throughout her life, she devoted herself and her writings to the anti-slavery and feminist movements. Child's first book, Hobomok, written when she was 21, is an interesting foreshadowing of her future concern about racial and religious tolerance. In the story, set in Salem in 1630, a young white woman marries a Pequod Indian, Hobomok. Mrs. Child was an active abolitionist, and here denounces laws against miscegenation, unequal education, and the like. This book created a furor in Boston and alienated the author from polite society. "While converting many, it also aroused condemnation, bringing the author financial ruin and social ostracism"[Blain p. 202].

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        Tour of the American Lakes, and among the Indians of the North-West Territory, in 1830: disclosing the character and prospects of the Indian race.

      Frederick Westley and A.H. Davis, London 1833 - First edition, 8vo, 2 volumes, pp. xxxii, 316; vii, [1], 387; slightly later half calf over marbled boards, red morocco labels on spines; rebacked, with old spines laid down; good and sound. Colton (1789-1857), who gave up his ministry because of the failure of his voice, went to England in 1831 as a correspondent for the New York Observer. Unlike his earlier religious works, which are of little value, "his descriptive narratives of travel are of much real value" (see DAB). Field, 345: "Mr. Colton seems to have been imbued with the laudable design of affording such information regarding the Indians he visited, as would not only excite the interest of his readers in his narration of incident, but would arouse the sympathy of the humane to their wretched condition. Almost the entire work is devoted to the relation of Indian affairs. More than half of the first volume is occupied with personal observations of Aboriginal life, and statements made to him regarding it. The second volume is entirely filled with a collection of facts relating to their origin, wars, treaties, treatment by the governments of Great Britain and the United States, and the result of missions among them." Howes C619; Sabin 14783. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Journal and letters from France and Great-Britain

      Troy, New York: N. Tuttle, 1833. First edition, 12mo, pp. xii, [9]-391; frontispiece map of Paris; original terracotta muslin, printed paper label on spine; spine a bit discolored, else a very good, sound copy. American Travelers Abroad W-86: "The author was a school mistress traveling for her health. Her trip to Europe in 1830-31 is described in her letters and journals including name dropping in regard to such persons as Washington Irving and Gen. Lafayette." Spiller, The American in England, pp. 254-7: calls this "The only professed travel book by a woman..." American Imprints 22663.

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        Nuovo Atlante Istorico del Cavaliere Leonardo Cacciatore Firenze 1831 – 1833

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        Pratique de la pèche de la baleine dans les mers du sud.Le Havre, J. Morlent (back of title-page: S. Faure), 1833. 8vo. With a wood engraved illustration on title-page by Dujardin after Lecomte, depicting a whale hunt. Original green printed paper wrappers.

      Allen 792. First edition of a work on whaling in the Pacific, written by Jules Lecomte, editor of the journal Le Navigateur. The book deals with the history of whaling, the required tools, the crew and its duties, the different whale species and their anatomy, and the different products originating from the whale. The book appeared at a time when whaling was quite popular again, after a time of less interest. Foxed throughout with the edges browned and some occasional spots. Otherwise a good copy, wholly untrimmed and in its original wrappers.

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        The Curse of Paper-Money and Banking; or, a Short History of Banking in the United States of America with an Account of Its Ruinous Effects on Landowners, Farmers, Traders, and on All the Industrious Classes of the Community

      London: Bolt, 1833. xxiii + 200 pp + 12 pp of ads. name on fly, backstrip perished, and minor foxing throughout else a very good copy in contemporary paper over boards. a clean, tight copy of a scarce book.

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        Kentucky: Chaplains to Congress. Remonstrance against the appointment of Chaplains to Congress, by inhabitants of Livingston County, Kentucky

      [Washington]. 1833. First. First edition. Octavo. Single leaf. 2pp. Removed from a nonce volume. Very good. House of Representative Document No. 9 of the 1st Session of the 23d Congress. Compliant that hiring religious personal for Congress is unconstitutional. .

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        AN APPEAL IN FAVOR OF THAT CLASS OF AMERICANS CALLED AFRICANS

      Boston: Allen and Ticknor, 1833. First Edition. 8vo, pp. 232, engraved frontispiece of a praying slave inserted with two full page plates in the text, quotation of S.T. Coleridge on the title-page. Light stain to flyleaves, some foxing to the margins of the frontispiece, o/w the text is good and clean. Contemporary ownership signature of Mary Ann Ingalls on the top of the title page. Bound in original cloth (little rubbed and a couple of nicks to the cloth and the edge of the spine label which is complete. This is a better than average copy of a book usually found in tough condition. See Work p. 299; Dumond p. 28; Sabin 12711; Imprints 18214; BAL 3116. With the errata slip noted by BAL. Scarce. Child (1802-1880) was born in Medford, MA. She was a close friend and influence on Margaret Fuller. Throughout her life, she devoted herself and her writings to the anti-slavery and feminist movements. Child's first book, Hobomok, written when she was 21, is an interesting foreshadowing of her future concern about racial and religious tolerance. In the story, set in Salem in 1630, a young white woman marries a Pequod Indian, Hobomok. Mrs. Child was an active abolitionist, and here denounces laws against miscegenation, unequal education, and the like. This book created a furor in Boston and alienated the author from polite society. "While converting many, it also aroused condemnation, bringing the author financial ruin and social ostracism"[Blain p. 202].

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        A Catalogue of 1112 Stars, Reduced from Observations made at the Royal Observatory at Greenwich, from the Year 1816 to 1833.

      Printed by T. Bensley. and sold by John Murray 1833 - FIRST EDITION, pp. iv, 19, folio, contemporary German cloth backed boards, printed label on verso of title stating 'This Part of the Astronomical Observations made at the Royal Observatory at Greenwich is presented, by the Royal Astronomical Society, to', 'Prof. F. Argelander' completed by hand, extensive annotations by Argelander to the text; ex-libris Bonn University with their de-accession stamp ('Ausgesondert'), shelfmark label at foot of spine; together with an ALs by Pond concerning his observational techniques, addressed to the President of the Royal Astronomical Society, but apparently never sent (see below). This is part of the 16 volume Observations published by Pond, 1812-35, one singled out for presentation. Rare: no copy in the USA in WorldCat (nor is any set of the complete run). 'On Maskelyne's death, Pond was appointed astronomer royal by the prince regent, and took up his office at Greenwich on 13 April 1811. The new mural circle by Troughton was delivered in 1812, and for the next few years Pond made an extensive series of observations on bright stars in order to establish a standard catalogue of declinations to complement Maskelyne's catalogue of right ascensions of thirty-six standard stars. In 1816 a new transit instrument, also by Troughton, replaced the one which had been in use for over sixty years. Pond's great contribution to positional astronomy was in the improvement of declination measurements. In 1822 he devised a very elegant method of determining the horizontal reference by combination of observations made directly and by reflection in a mercury horizon; this enabled the true zenith distance to be derived without recourse to the use of a plumb line or spirit level. A second circle, similar in all respects to the Troughton circle, was being constructed by Thomas Jones for the new Royal Observatory at the Cape of Good Hope. In 1823 Pond persuaded the Admiralty that this circle should be set up permanently at Greenwich, and from 1825 he used both circles in parallel, observing directly with one and by reflection with the other. The accuracy achieved by this technique was demonstrated more than sixty years later by S. C. Chandler, who detected variation of latitude in Pond's observations; further evidence is given by the investigation by Richardson, one of Pond's assistants, who derived a value of the constant of aberration of starlight which is very close to the true value. The culmination of Pond's career was the publication in 1833 of a catalogue of the positions of 1113 [sic] stars' (ODNB). A splendid association. Friedrich Wilhelm Argelander of Bonn built substantially on results such as those produced by Pond. Pond's autograph letter, loosely inserted, is, according to a second letter to Henry Warburton ('Philosopher Warburton', and radical MP), one that he was thinking of sending to the President [of the Royal Astronomical Society: Francis Baily had just been elected]. He sent it to Warburton for his perusal before presenting to to the President the next day, or, if it did not meet with his, Warburton's, approval, for its destruction. Pond was doubtful about the contents, and the likelihood of his being able to attend the meeting, due to his chronic ill-health. Pond discusses in some detail his double method observation. The letter is evocative of the political in-fighting that beset the early days of the Royal Observatory.

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        The Falls of Montmorency. [Quebec in the Distance]. Hand-coloured aquatint,

      publishedby Ackermann & Co., London. [1833]. restrike c.1870?,. print size: 22.5x30 1/4"; image size: 17 1/8"x 26 3/8"; from the original plate 1830 butissued (pulled) later, 1870/80?, beautifully coloured, in brilliantcondition. Spendlove pp46-51; plate 69. .

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        An Account of the Mining District of Alston Moor Weardale and Teesdale, in Comberland and Durhaml . Mining Operations . Tyne, Wear, and Tees

      W Davison, Alnwick 1833 - viii, 183pp. Colour frontis map of the area + b/w vignettes. Extra notes tipped-in. . Comprising Descriptive Sketches of the Scenery, Antiquities, Geology, and Mining Operations, in the Upper Dales of the Rivers Tyne, Wear, and Tees. G : in Good condition without dust jacket. Cover rubbed and faded. Some foxing. Original card covers bound in Purple/brown hardback cloth cover [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        A Century of Birds from the Himalaya Mountains.

      London: [for the author], 1831-[1833]. - Folio (20 4/8 x 14 inches). 80 fine hand-colored lithographic plates, by and after Elizabeth Gould, after sketches by John Gould (some minor spotting). Contemporary half maroon morocco, gilt, all edges gilt (rebacked preserving the original spine, scuffed). First edition, first issue, with the backgrounds of the plates uncolored. Gould's first major work produced after his acquisition of a collection of bird-skins from the Himalaya Mountains: "the work scored such a great success that Gould continued for the rest of his life to publish large uniform monographs and faunas all on the same lines" (Anker, 168). Gould acknowledges the help of Vigors in confirming the nomenclature of the birds and their descriptions. Initially employed as a taxidermist [he was known as the 'bird-stuffer'] by the Zoological Society, Gould's fascination with birds from the east began in the "late 1820s [when] a collection of birds from the Himalayan mountains arrived at the Society's museum and Gould conceived the idea of publishing a volume of imperial folio sized hand-coloured lithographs of the eighty species, with figures of a hundred birds [as here]. Gould's friend and mentor N. A. Vigors supplied the text. Elizabeth Gould made the drawings and transferred them to the large lithographic stones. Having failed to find a publisher, Gould undertook to publish the work himself; it appeared in twenty monthly parts, four plates to a part, and was completed ahead of schedule. "With this volume Gould initiated a format of publishing that he was to continue for the next fifty years, although for future works he was to write his own text. Eventually fifty imperial folio volumes were published on the birds of the world, except Africa, and on the mammals of Australia-he always had a number of works in progress at the same time. Several smaller volumes, the majority not illustrated, were published, and he also presented more than 300 scientific papers. "His hand-coloured lithographic plates, more than 3300 in total, are called 'Gould plates'. Although he did not paint the final illustrations, this description is largely correct: he was the collector (especially in Australia) or purchaser of the specimens, the taxonomist, the publisher, the agent, and the distributor of the parts or volumes. He never claimed he was the artist for these plates, but repeatedly wrote of the 'rough sketches' he made from which, with reference to the specimens, his artists painted the finished drawings. The design and natural arrangement of the birds on the plates was due to the genius of John Gould, and a Gould plate has a distinctive beauty and quality. His wife was his first artist. She was followed by Edward Lear, Henry Constantine Richter, William Matthew Hart, and Joseph Wolf" (Gordon C. Sauer for DNB). "Fine Bird Books (1990) p. 101; Nissen 374; Sauer 1; Wood p. 364. Catalogued by Kate Hunter [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        [Extensive overview of the architectural and ornamental work]. Paris, François Jollain, Pierre Mariette, Jean Le Blond, Nicolas Langlois, 1651-1670. 41 parts in 1 volume. Folio. With 40 engraved print-series nearly all by Jean Le Pautre. Further with 1 duplicate series and 6 individual plates not in these series. With a total of 253 full-page engraved plates: 33 complete series of 6 plates, 1 complete series of 12 plates, and 6 incomplete series (lacking 10 of 42 plates) plus an incomplete duplicate of one of the complete series (5 of 6 plates), and the 6 individual plates. About half the series cut down and mounted on blank leaves or on the back of engraved leaves. 18th-century mottled calf.

      BAL 1833-1863 passim; Berlin Kat. 313-314 passim; Fuhring, Ornament prints in the Rijksmuseum, passim; cf. Guilmard, Maitres Ornemanistes, pp. 70-75 passim (later printings). Remarkable collection of 40 print series of ornamental architectural designs nearly all by the most important and imaginative ornament engraver of the 17th century, the famous French architectural designer Jean le Pautre (1618-1682). It includes designs for altars, altar-pieces, church portals, tabernacles, gateways, doors, chimneys, wall decorations, wainscotting, cabinets, ceilings, fountains, frames for paintings, armorial ornaments, grotesques, vessels and vases, etc. His work served as models for architects, sculptors, silversmiths, engravers and others, so that the present collection gives an excellent overview of Paris fashions at the beginning of the reign of Louis XIV, not only in architecture and interior decoration but also in the decorative arts in general.With an owner's inscription at the head of the first plate, by the Antwerp author on gardening, mushrooms and food, Franciscus van Sterbeeck, dated 20 February 1670. Binding worn and cracked with the leather flaking and the last quire slightly loose. Interior very good, with only occasional minor stains. A magnificent collection of architectural and other decoration.

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