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        Dictionnaire pittoresque d'Histoire Naturelle et des phénomènes de la nature

      Paris, Au Bureau de Souscription, 1833 - 1834. Sous - titre : contenant l'histoire des animaux, des végétaux, des minéraux, des météores, des principaux phénomènes physiques et des curiosités naturelles, avec des détails sur l'emploi des productions des trois règnes dans les usages de la vie, les arts et métiers et les manufactures. Rédigé par une Société de naturalistes sous la direction de M. F.E. GUERIN, membre de la Société d'Histoire Naturelle de Paris et de diverses autres Sociétés savantes nationales et étrangères, auteur de l'Iconographie du règne animal de CUVIER et du Magasin de zoologie, l'un des auteurs du Dictionnaire classique d'histoire naturelle, de l'encyclopédie méthodique, du Voyage autour du Monde par le Capitaine DUPERREY, de l'expédition scientifique de MOREE, du voyages aux Indes orientales par M. BELANGER etc. 9 volumes pour le texte et 2 volumes pour les planches, reliés demi - basane blonde de l'époque, dos lisses soulignés de filets dorés. 719/720 planches gravées à l'eau forte d'aprés les dessins de M. de SAINSON. Tome I : VIII + 640 pages. Tome II à VIII : 640 pages chaque volume. Tome IX : 676 pages incluant la table des mots qui, n'étant pas ordinairement dans les dictionnaires d'histoire naturelle, se trouvent dans celui - ci, de ceux qui sont traités dans les articles généraux et non à leur ordre alphabétique, et des noms vulgaires renvoyés aux articles scientifiques dans lesquels les objets qu'ils désignent sont décrits, et la table de l'atlas (planches), indiquant, par ordre alphabétique tous les sujets représentés dans l'ouvrage. Les deux volumes des planches ont leurs couvertures de livraisons. La planche N° 47 est en double. Il ne manque que les planches N° 48 et 665. Quelques rousseurs sans gravité, les planches sont en très bel état. Reliures légèrement frottées, mors des 2 volumes de planches un peu faibles. Légères différences de reliures entre les tomes 1, 2, 3 et la suite des volumes (voir photo). Texte sur deux colonnes. Bon ensemble néanmoins.

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        L'Atelier d'un Peintre. Scènes de la Vie privée.

      viii, 370 pp.; 2 p.l., 314 pp. Two vols. 8vo, cont. half-calf & marbled boards (minor foxing), spines stamped in blind & gilt, green leather lettering pieces on spines. Paris: Charpentier & Dumont, 1833. First edition. Desbordes-Valmore (1786-1859), poet, novelist, actress, and singer, is one of the founders of French romantic poetry. Her friend Balzac used her as the model for the title character of La Cousine Bette. She had a difficult and complicated life which is reflected in this autobiographical novel based on her stay, in 1808, with her uncle, the painter Constant Desbordes, in the old Capuchin monastery that he shared with other artists among whom were Girodet de Toussy-Trioson and François Gérard. Fine and attractive set from the Wittelsbach library of the dukes and kings of Bavaria. ❧ N.B.G., Vol. 45, cols. 95-97. .

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        Dizionario geografico storico - statistico - commerciale degli Stati di S.M. il Re di Sardegna. Opera molto utile agli impiegati nei pubblici e privati uffizi, a tutte le persone applicate al foro, alla milizia, al commercio e singolarmente agli amatori delle cose patrie

      Presso G. Maspero librajo, Cassone Marzorati Vercellotti tipografi 1833 - 1856 8vo (cm. 21), 28 Tomi in in 31 volumi. Opera completa. Legature coeve in mz. pelle con fili, titolo e numerazione in oro al dorso. Minime imperfezioni ai dorsi e/o alla carta dei piatti in alcuni volumi, ma esemplare fresco e ben conservato di unâ??opera sempre più difficile a trovarsi completa e che costituisce una minuziosa e completa descrizione di ogni località presente nei diversi Stati del Regno, negli anni precedenti allâ??unità dâ??Italia.

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        Grundzüge der Criminal-Psychologie; oder: Die Theorie des Bösen in ihrer Anwendung auf die Criminal-Rechtspflege.

      Berlin, Dümmler 1833.. 6 Bll., XX, 458 S. Marmorierter Pappband d. Zt. ADB XI, 648; vgl. Kirchhoff I p. 58-74. - Erste Ausgabe. - Interessante und sehr frühe Untersuchung zum Thema; Heinroth entwickelt verschiedene Untersuchungspraktiken zur Feststellung der Schuld eines Tatverdächtigen. Heinroth will die Begehung sämtlicher Verbrechen mit einem "Prinzip des Bösen", einer völligen Abkehr der Vernunft, erklären. Unter einigen Beispielen begangener Verbrechen werden auch die Morde des Bibliomanen Magister Tinius geschildert. - Heinroth (1773-1843) war Arzt und wurde 1827 Professor für Psychiatrie in Leipzig. "H. hat zur psychologischen Begründung der Psychiatrie wesentlich beigetragen und durch seine ethisch-religiöse Theorie der psychischen Krankheiten eine Richtung in der Irrenheilkunde hervorgerufen, die in Deutschland sehr viele Anhänger gefunden hat..." (Hirsch-H. III. 139). - Gering berieben. Tls. papierbedingt stärker gebräunt.

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        Dictionnaire pittoresque d'Histoire Naturelle et des phénomènes de la nature

      - Paris, Au Bureau de Souscription, 1833 - 1834. Sous-titre : contenant l'histoire des animaux, des végétaux, des minéraux, des météores, des principaux phénomènes physiques et des curiosités naturelles, avec des détails sur l'emploi des productions des trois règnes dans les usages de la vie, les arts et métiers et les manufactures. Rédigé par une Société de naturalistes sous la direction de M. F.E. GUERIN, membre de la Société d'Histoire Naturelle de Paris et de diverses autres Sociétés savantes nationales et étrangères, auteur de l'Iconographie du règne animal de CUVIER et du Magasin de zoologie, l'un des auteurs du Dictionnaire classique d'histoire naturelle, de l'encyclopédie méthodique, du Voyage autour du Monde par le Capitaine DUPERREY, de l'expédition scientifique de MOREE, du voyages aux Indes orientales par M. BELANGER etc. 9 volumes pour le texte et 2 volumes pour les planches, reliés demi-basane blonde de l'époque, dos lisses soulignés de filets dorés. 719/720 planches gravées à l'eau forte d'aprés les dessins de M. de SAINSON. Tome I : VIII + 640 pages. Tome II à VIII : 640 pages chaque volume. Tome IX : 676 pages incluant la table des mots qui, n'étant pas ordinairement dans les dictionnaires d'histoire naturelle, se trouvent dans celui-ci, de ceux qui sont traités dans les articles généraux et non à leur ordre alphabétique, et des noms vulgaires renvoyés aux articles scientifiques dans lesquels les objets qu'ils désignent sont décrits, et la table de l'atlas (planches), indiquant, par ordre alphabétique tous les sujets représentés dans l'ouvrage. Les deux volumes des planches ont leurs couvertures de livraisons. La planche N° 47 est en double. Il ne manque que les planches N° 48 et 665. Quelques rousseurs sans gravité, les planches sont en très bel état. Reliures légèrement frottées, mors des 2 volumes de planches un peu faibles. Légères différences de reliures entre les tomes 1, 2, 3 et la suite des volumes (voir photo). Texte sur deux colonnes. Bon ensemble néanmoins. La librairie offre aux clients d'AbeBooks 15% de réduction sur l'ensemble de son catalogue. Prix d'origine : 1300 EUR. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Mémoires d' un cadet de famille, par Trelawney, compagnon et ami de Lord Byron ; traduit par Floran.

      Paris, Librairie de Dumont. 1833 - Trois vol. in- 8 ; VIII- 432 pp. ; (4)- 416 pp. ; (4)- 416 pp. ; fin 1/2 chagrin à coins grenat, têtes dorées, plats et dos des tomes I et III conservés, rel. signée de Creuzevault. Mention de Seconde édition sur les couv., pas sur les pp. de titre. Ed. originale de la 1ère traduction française de "Adventures of a younger son", paru en 1831, désormais vendu sous le titre plus sexy de "Mémoires d' un gentilhomme corsaire". Sur Trelawney, sa vie aventureuse, Byron, les Shelley, la Grèce, etc., cf. la copieuse notice (anglaise) de Wikip. Quant aux "Mémoires", ils ne sont autobiographiques que pour une petite partie, d' après un biographe. Reste un magnifique roman d' aventures, pour l' essentiel maritimes. Qq. rares restaurations marginales, dernier feuillet du tome II bruni, mais ex. presque sans rousseurs, à toutes marges, avec les couvertures de 2 vol., et en élégante reliure de Creuzevault. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Els-Kwau-Ta-Waw, The open Door from History of the Indian Tribes of North America. (First edition)

      Philadelphia: Key & Biddle. 1833 - Original coloured lithograph printed by Childs & Inmans. 19 x 12.75 inch sheet size. Time staining. Els-Kwau-Ta-Waw, also known as Tenskwatawa, was the Shawnee Chief Tecumseh's brother. A self-proclaimed prophet, Tenskwatawa preached unification among his people. He was eventually exiled by his brother for trying to fight the Americans against Tecumseh's will. Overall toning and offsetting. Short tear in lower blank margin

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        Broadside, begins: "Ministerio general del Gobierno del Estado del Salvador ... La Asamblea legislativa ... decreta. Se declara insubsistente el nombramiento de magistratado par que fue electo el Lic. Atanacio Urritia.

      San Salvador: No publisher/printer Small 8vo. [1] p.. 1833 In this early Salvadoran broadside the legislature nullifies the appointment of Lic. Urrutia to the Supreme Court and places Lic. Jose Felix Quiros on the bench instead. Printing seems to have arrived in El Salvador in 1825, placing this in the first decade of that art there. Apparently rare: We trace no copy via NUC Pre-1956, WorldCat, CCILA, or METABASE. Removed from a nonce volume. A few small holds from insect damage, a few of the few repaired with archival tissue. Old bibliographical notations in pencil in margins. Light waterstaining in upper outer corner.

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        Osculant Toucan [Channel-billed Toucan].

      John and Elizabeth Gould Osculant Toucan [Channel-billed Toucan]. An original lithograph with later hand-colour for Gould's 'A Monograph of the Ramphastidae, or Family of Toucans'. First edition, 1832-35 530 x 360 mm approx £1650

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        Beiträge zur Naturgeschichte der Urwelt. Organische Reste (Petrefacten) aus der Altenburger Braunkohlen-Formation, dem Blankenburger Quadersandstein, jenaischen bunten Sandstein und böhmischen Übergangsgebirge.

      - Jena, Friedrich Mauke, 1833. 4to (310 x 250mm). pp. viii, 67, (1), with 6 hand-coloured engraved plates. Contemporary boards. Johnathan Carl Zenker (1799-1837), a German geologist, was a professor at the University of Jena. 'In dieser Zeit veröffentlichte er ein bemerkenswerthes Werk: "Beiträge zur Naturgeschichte der Urwelt" (Jena 1833), in welchem er die organischen Reste aus der Altenburger Braunkohlenformation, dem Blankenburger Quadersandstein, jenaischen bunten Sandstein und böhmischen Uebergangsgebirge behandelt' (Deutsche Biographie).B.M. (Nat. Hist) V, p. 2387. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Organic remains of a former world. An examination of the mineralized remains of the vegetables and animals of the antediluvian world; generally termed extraneous fossils. 2. Auflage. 3 Bände.

      London Nattali 1833 - (29 x 22,5 cm). XII, 460 (4) S./ XIV, 286 (29) S./ X (statt XII) 467 (21) S. Mit 3 (2 kolorierten) gestochenen Frontispizen, 3 Holzschnitt-Titelvignetten und 51 (50 kolorierten bzw. teilkolorierten) gestochenen Tafeln. Dunkelgrüne Original-Leinwandbände, teils unaufgeschnitten. Zweite Ausgabe dieses wichtigen Werkes aus der Bibliothek des britischen Geologen und Naturforschers William Kennett Loftus (1820-1858). - "Volume I discusses the plant kingdom. Volume II (on the fossil zoophytes) and volume III (on the fossil starfish, echini, shells, insects, amphibia and mammals) are more descriptive. In volume III Parkinson introduced the discoveries of Lamarck, Cuvier, and William Smith. From Smith he adopted the use of fossils as stratigraphic markers, from Lamarck information on shells, and from Cuvier knowledge of the amphibia and land mammals. These volumes though descriptive, give insight into Parkinson's basic position with regard to geological theory. The volumes. were well illustrated with many plates. done by Parkinson. The work was a major contribution to the development of British paleontology, particularly as a thorough and usable compilation of information on British fossils" (DSB). - Mit einigen Prägestempeln auf den Titeln, im Text und auf den Tafeln. Vereinzelt leicht stockfleckig. Einbände leicht berieben und bestoßen. Die Rückenschilder aus Papier teils abgeschabt. Insgesamt wohlerhalten. - DSB 10, 321; Wellcome IV, 307; vgl. Nissen ZBI 3091 und Normann 1641 (beide die EA)

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        Sense and Sensibility

      London: Richard Bentley, 1833. Octavo (173 x 110 mm). Recent brown half calf, red morocco labels, spine decorated in gilt, marbled sides, pale brown endpapers. Engraved frontispiece and vignette title page. Margins of text block faintly toned and with occasional minor spotting. An excellent copy. First Bentley edition, the third edition overall. Bentley issued these novels in his Standard Novels series in 1833.

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        Die Baukunst der Vögel - beide Bände!

      Baumgärtners Buchhandlung Leipzig Erscheinungsjahr 1833 - Format 8° - EA - 2 Teile - , ingesamt XXXIII S. + 416 S. in dichter kleiner Schrifttype gedruckt + 36 ( 1 ausklappbar ) ganzseitige Tafeln mit 82 zumeist halbseitigen ( 1 ganzseitig ) Abbildungen die Vögel und ihre Nester zeigen, roter Schnitt, marmorierte Originalpappbände ,bestoßen,1 Band mit 5 cm Einriß am Rücken und geringfügigen Materialverlust , Buchblöcke sehr gut,ebenso die Abbildungen, insgesamt gut erhalten = recht seltenes Werk in 1. Auflage =

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        Tales of a Grandfather: Being History of Scotland & France, Sir Walter Scott 1833 8 Vol Set Leather

      Printed for Wm. Burgess, NY; J. & B. Williams, Exeter, N.H.. LEATHER_BOUND. Tales of a Grandfather: Being the History of Scotland (Second Series) Humbly Inscribed to Hugh Littlejohn Esq. & Stories Taken From the History of France Inscribed to Master John Hugh Lockhart; 1833 Printed for Wm. Burgess, NY; J. & B. Williams, Exeter, N.H.; 8 Vol. Set; First 6 volumes cover Scotland and last two volumes cover France; Full Leather Hardcovers with bright gilt titles; some writing to boards, endpapers; one volume with archival linen tape hinge repair to back cover; books are tight and square with bright text; each volume has two title pages: one dated 1831 & one dated 1833; a very scarce and handsome set; . Very Good. 1833. First Edition.

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        Französische Zustände.

      - Hamburg, Hoffmann und Campe 1833. 8°. XXVI S., 1 Bl., 408 S. Schöner Halblederbd. d. Zt. mit reicher Rückenvergoldung. Erste Ausgabe des ersten Buches Heines nach seiner Übersiedlung nach Paris. Berichtet über das politische und kulturelle Leben in Frankreich mit provozierenden Ausfällen gegen die Politik Louis Philippes, aber auch gegen die deutschen Verhältnisse. Mit der oft fehlenden, besonders aggressiven - teils von der Zensur gekürzten - Vorrede. Das Buch wurde in Preußen sofort verboten. - Vgl. Houben I, 395-404. - Goedeke VIII, 557, 41. - Steinbrink S. 127. - Wilhelm/Galley I, 581. - Schönes, fleckenfreies Exemplar. [Attributes: First Edition]

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        Herinneringen uit Japan

      De erven François Bohn, Haarlem 1833 - First edition. highlights. Octavo. Original paper wrappers. See description for condition. VIII, 268 Pages followed by 2 pages of advertisements. A rare and interesting account of Hendrik Doeff's recollections of the customs, traditions, religion and culture of Japan during his appointment as "opperhoofd", Dutch commissioner in the Dejima trading post in Nagasaki. Doeff, born in 1777, left Holland to go to Batavia in 1798 with the . Soon after arriving, he was sent to Decima, Japan in 1799 to succeed Gijsbert Hemmij as scribe, only to find that Decima had undergone many catastrophes. Doeff returned to Batavia to report the poor situation Deshima was in. Doeff was appointed as scribe to Willem Wardenaar who became the new opperhoofd of Deshima and together with 3 assistants, they left for Deshima in 1800 on the American ship 'Massachusetts'. The Dutch were at war with England and they did not dare to send a Dutch ship. Wardenaar was able to create order on Deshima but left after 2 years due to asthma and proposed to appoint Doeff as the new opperhoofd, which was carried out on August 22nd 1803. In the years to come, Doeff found himself in confronted with many problems which he resolved in a very diplomatic way. Various times the Russians and British tried to take control of trade monopoly that the Dutch had on Deshima. This failed and Doeff gained considerable respect from the Shogun. During the Napoleontic regime in Holland, Deshima was the only part in the world where the Dutch flag was raised. The British and Chinese were far more superior at sea and between 1807 and 1817 only one Dutch ship made it from Batavia to Deshima. Batavia was taken over by the British and Doeff was more or less on his own with only 6 other Dutchmen having survived terrible diseases. Doeff learned the Japanese language and is the first westerner known to have written haiku, two of which have been found in Japanese publications from the period of his stay in Japan. He also wrote the first Dutch-Japanese dictionary. In 1817 Doeff and his men finally left Deshima and headed back to Batavia. In 1819 he set sail to Holland, but the vessel struck water and was shipwrecked. Fortunately the passengers were picked up by the American ship "Pickering". With the shipwreck, Doeff saw all his notes made in the 19 years of his stay in Japan disappear in the sea, including his smuggled copy of the Dutch/Japanese dictionary. Fortunately a copy was presented by Doeff to the Shogun of Japan. The loss of his notes did however not stop Doeff publishing this wonderful work offered here, in which he explains in the foreword that the shipwreck and loss of his memoirs prevented him from writing a more detailed account. Hendrik Doeff was decorated for his loyalty and courage upon his return and a portrait was made by order of the state, which was considered a great honor. Unfortunately Doeff was unsuccessful in getting his wages for the many years he was unpaid during his appointment. Condition: Original speckled paper wrappers, Spine reinforced by 19th century washi paper; very slight water staining to the outer top margin of the first and second title page; Title and Introduction pages coming loose from binding (can be restored); Light water staining to outer margins of pages 145-174; light brownish water staining to pages 129-146 in the text. Overall a good copy. Extremely scarce and of great historical importance. A modern English translation of this title is avaialble. [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

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        Cahier d'arithmétique fait chez Mr Michel François, instruc(teur) instituteur primaire

      1833 - 3 cahiers grand in-4 de [28] Moussac (Gard), 1833, , 3 cahiers grand in-4 de [28] + [20] + [20] feuillets, soit 116 pages manusrites, calligraphiés et dessinés à l'encre brune et de couleurs (les 10 derniers feuillets étant vierges), brochés, sans couverture, coutures défaites, Cours de mathématiques élémentaires (additions, soustractions, règle de cent, exemples d'opérations diverses, etc.), mis au propre par un élève, Jacques Gounou, qui a orné l'ensemble de lettres calligraphiées et de plusieurs jolis dessins candides, en tête ou en marge, avec quelques rehauts colorés : c'est l'oeuvre d'un potache qui y a trouvé la même sorte de délassement que celui que les enlumineurs du Moyen Âge pratiquaient déjà, à savoir l'illustration d'un texte, parfois austère, par des vignettes sans le moindre rapport avec lui. Jacques Gounou fut élève dans la commune de Moussac, canton de Saint-Chaptes, arrondissement d'Uzès, département du Gard : ces information figurent sur le premier feuillet du premier cahier, avec la date du 12 février 1833. - L'illustration se compose, dans le premier cahier : d'une figure de cavalier (un dragon) ; d'un duo d'arlequins ; d'un milicien de la garde nationale brandissant à bout de chaque bras le drapeau français ; le même, reproduit à l'identique au revers, suivant le même tracé ; du buste d'un gradé militaire en uniforme à épaulettes. - Dans le second cahier : du dessin d'inspiration médiévale d'un griffon tenant dans ses serres la tête d'un jeune homme à terre. - Dans le troisième : d'un coq juché sur une trompette, tenant un rameau dans le bec ; d'un chameau et d'un cerf dans des rameaux où flottent 2 drapeaux français. Nous notons la tonalité patriotique de la plupart de ces dessins naïfs, notamment avec la récurrence du drapeau tricolore, remis à l'honneur par la Monarchie de Juillet depuis peu. Le jeune Jacques semble avoir été plus préoccupé par les remous accompagnant la consolidation du nouveau régime que par les instructions algébriques professées par M. Michel François. Ensemble à la fois charmant et évocateur. Feuillets dentelés. Aux endroits où l'élève a appliqué de larges aplats d'encre, le papier s'est en partie désagrégé. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        A Catalogue of the Library collected by Miss Richardson Currer, at Eshton Hall, Craven, Yorkshire

      By C. J. Stewart. Four plates (as usual, a little foxed). xii, 501 pp. 8vo, orig. half-morocco & orig. marbled boards (joints & spine rubbed), spine gilt, t.e.g., others uncut. London: Printed for Private Circulation Only, 1833. Limited to 100 copies only. This is the second of Miss Currer's library catalogues; the first was issued in an edition of 40 (or 50) copies in 1820. "Miss Currer continually added to her collection, and found it necessary to have a new 'Catalogue' compiled by Mr. C.J. Stewart. One hundred copies of this handsome volume were printed in 1833 for private circulation. It contains four steel engravings representing the book-rooms and outside of the house; two may be seen in Dibdin's works...The catalogue is admirably arranged after a modification of Hartwell Horne's system of classification, and has a good alphabetical index. It is a model catalogue of a private library, and is now rare and much sought after. Miss Currer's library...contained many rarities. It was rich in natural science, topography, antiquities, and history. There was a fair collection of Greek and Latin classics...The books were all in choice condition, many with fine bindings."-D.N.B., V, pp. 340-41. Very good copy. Inscribed on the free front endpaper by Miss Currer to "Cooper Preston Esqr. With Miss Currer's King Regards." Bookplates of John Norcliffe Preston and A.R.A. Hobson. ❧ Gustave Brunet, Dictionnaire de Bibliologie Catholique, cols. 612-13. De Ricci, pp. 141-43. .

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        Emigration

      (London: J.Kendrick, 1833. Trimmed along lower edge.. Handcoloured etching from a scrapbook with abbreviated title, 240 x 195mm. Satirical cartoon showing a skinny porter carrying a large trunk and in conversation with a short, large and red-faced woman wearing a large bonnet. The porter asks, "What are you going to Sidney for, pray ma'am ?" The lady replies, "Vy they says as how theres lots of good husbands to be had cheap whereas the brutes in England can't see no charms in a woman unles she's got plenty of money to keep 'em in idleness."

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        Nlle. Hollande (Port du Roi Georges)

      Paris: Tastu, 1833. Lithographic sheet measuring 340 x 540 mm. Original lithograph from the official account of the Dunont d'Urville expedition, comprising portrait studies of West Australian Aborigines.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.

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        THE REGISTER OF PENNSYLVANIA. DEVOTED TO THE PRESERVATION OF FACTS AND DOCUMENTS, AND EVERY OTHER KIND OF USEFUL INFORMATION RESPECTING THE STATE OF PENNSYLVANIA

      Philadelphia, 1833. Twelve (of sixteen) volumes. Uniformly bound in handsome contemporary three-quarter calf and marbled boards, red leather labels. Bit tanned. Very occasional fox mark. Else a very good, particularly handsome set. A nice run of the first twelve volumes of this informative Pennsylvania weekly, edited by the antiquarian Samuel Hazard, and published by him between January 1828 and January 1836. The DAB describes the contents of this publication: "The sixteen volumes of the series contain state papers and public documents, legal decisions, documents relating to the early history of the state, Indian history, treaties, anecdotes and antiquities, biographical memoirs, meteorological tables, mineralogical notes, and other interesting information. They are particularly rich in historical material. Some of the manuscripts in the American Philosophical Society relating to the early settlements on the Delaware were published for the first time in volumes IV and V of the series." A mine of important historical information. HOWES H365, "b." SABIN 31106. DAB VIII, p.472.

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        History of his own time: with notes

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

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        Wiener Zeitschrift für Kunst, Literatur, Theater und Mode 1833. Hrsg. v. Johann Schickh. 4 Bde.

      (Wien, Eigenvlg. 1833). 1300 S. Mit 36 (statt 52) kol. Modekupfern, 3 (statt 4) kol. Wagenkupfern u. 4 gef. Notenkupfern. Ein Jahrg. in 4 Ppbdn. mit rosa Papierbezug u. aufkasch. Rüsch. (nur mehr fragmentarisch vorh.). Berieben. Kanten u. Ecken bestoßen. Angeschmutzt. Kupfer tlw. leicht gebräunt. 1 Kupfer u. einige Seiten mit Braunflecken im unt. Randbereich.Versand D: 15,00 EUR Zeitschriften, Journals

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        Letters of Horace Walpole Earl of Orford

      London - Richard Bentley, 1833 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. Avery rare autographed ticket from Horace WalpoleThree volumes of the correspondence betweek Sir?Horace Walpole and Sir Horace Mann. Edited by Lord Dover. Collated, complete, with an illustrated frontispiece to volume I. ?Walpole's letters were originally printed under the posession of the Earl of Waldergrave. Waldergrave came into possession of the letters?by secretive means. A letter was left, to be read?after Walpole's will, containing information about?a chest of letters as well as the location of a hidden key. The letters were already?aranged into three volumes?with annotations by Walpole himself, prepared for publication. The first?volume spans the years 1741-1744, the second 1744-1751 and the third 1752 - 1760. ?From the regency?library of Elizabeth Greenly, later Lady Elizabeth Coffin Greenly,?as indicated from bookplate to front endpaper. ?The?library, housed at?the Herefordshire country house estate at?Titley Court, comprised over 1000 volumes of contemporary works covering her numerous interests. Lady Greenly?was an ardent supporter of the Welsh causes, a prolific diarist and a collector of literature and contemporary novels. ?Her diaries are kept at Titley Court and mention many famous names such as Byron, Matthew Boulton and Lady Oxford. Lady Greenly's?social circle is evident from the letter pasted to the front pastedown of volume I. It is a?correspondence from the author, Walpole, to his housekeeper at Strawberry hill dated 1787 indicating that?they are?to show the house to 'Mr and Mrs Master and two more'. Condition: In half?calf bindings. Externally, worn. Severe losses to backstrips. ?Lifting to backstrips of vols I and II. Missing both spine labels to vol II and one to vol I. ?Rear?joints to?vol I and III are?held by cords only, front joints?are tender but still reasonably firm. Joints?to vol II are starting but firm. Hinges to vols II and III are slightly strained but firm. Front hinge to vol I is slightly strained but firm, rear?hinge is tender with cords exposed. Prior owner's bookplate to front pastedowns of vols II and II and to the recto of volume I's front endpaper. ?Letter from?Horace Walpole to?his?house-keeper at Strawberry Hill House to front pastedown. ?Internally,?volumes II and III are?firmly bound. Volume I is generally firmly bound though strained in places. Light scattered spots throughout though heavier to first and last few pages. Overall: GOOD?ONLY..

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        Two Expeditions into the Interior of Southern Australia

      

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        Travels and Researches in Caffraria

      

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        Tour of the American Lakes

      

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        Recherches sur les Poissons fossiles.

      - Neuchâtel, Petitpierre for the author, 1833-1843. Oblong folio (465 x 333mm). Atlas only: 286 (of 396) lithographed plates, many double-page or folded, mostly hand-coloured or tinted. All plates are loose, a small number of plates have some staining. The 'Poissons fossiles, written directly in the tradition of his mentor Cuvier, contained precise descriptions of more than 1700 ancient species, together with illustrated reconstructions based on principles of comparative anatomy. This pioneer effort was a model of exactitude, providing future students with data relating zoology to geology and palaeontology' (DSB).'Accompanied by capable draughtsmen, Agassiz visited all the larger museums and private collections in Europe, examined the fossil fishes preserved in them, and published in five volumes a magnificently illustrated monograph as the fruits of his ten years' labour. Starting from the standpoint of his anatomical studies, in which he was fortunate in having the assistance of C. Vogt, Agassiz was enabled to elucidate many obscure points in fossil fishes. Agassiz also introduced emendations in the classification of recent fishes, and added many new data regarding the evolution and range in time of the various families' (Zittel).Many of the excellent plates utilise metallic colours (silver, bronze, gold) to convey the appearance of the metallic sheen of scales that has been preserved in the fossil remains. See Nissen for a list of the artists and lithographers involved. Library stamp on verso of plates.Dean I. 7; Junk Rara pp. 77-78; Nissen ZBI, 44.

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        The Story-Teller or Minor Library of Fiction: A Collection of the Choicest Tales, Legends, and Traditions of All Nations Embracing Specimens of the Most Celebrated Ancient and Modern Authors Together with Original Stories and Foreign Tales Written Expressly for This Work and Translated for Its Pages Immediately After Their Appearance on the Continent in Two Volumes

      The Principal Booksellers in Town and Country, London, 1833. Hardcover. Good Condition/No Dust Jacket. 2 books. Each measures about 7 1/2 x 10 inches, 826 pages each. Marbled boards; leather bindings; some wear; broken hinges; splitting on the spine. The pages have light staining, foxing and discoloring but good overall. The title page is volume 2 is missing about half and repaired. These are very rare books. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: 4+ Pounds/Larger. Category: Antiquarian & Rare; Inventory No: 137825. .

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        Sopra il sistema linfatico dei Rettili Ricerche Zootomiche.

      - Pavia, Bizzoni, 1833. Large-folio (650 x 485mm). pp. xliii, with 6 engraved plates. Contemporary brown boards with cloth spine (Small piece of one corner of frontcover torn off). The largest and one of the rarest works on reptiles. Bartolomeo Panizza (1785-1867) was professor of anatomy in Pavia. "The great Italian anatomist, Bartolomeo Panizza, who discovered the cortical center for vision, also wrote the fundamental study of the reptilian lymphatic system. As generally cited, it consists of only 43 pages of text and six engraved plates, from which one can scarcely imagine its overal size. It is one of the largest folios (46 by 61,5 cm) ever issued on a herpetological topic. The book is the foundation for the study of the lymphatic system in vertebrates, using a variety of amphibians (Rana, Salamandra) and reptiles (Alligator, Caiman, Caretta, Elaphe, Lacerta, Liasis, Natrix). He was also the first to describe the lymph hearts of reptiles" (Adler, Contributions to history of Herpetology, III, pp. 96-7. The excellent engraved plates are by Cesare Ferreri. A well preserved uncut copy.Provenance: Handwritten dedication on title 'All illustre Giuseppe Gabriel Balsamo-Crivelli la famiglia Panizza', Balsamo-Crivelli was a professor of mineralogy and zoology at the University of Pavia.Nissen ZBI, 3083. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Excursion dans les Alpes, 1832.

      Genève, chez J. Freydig, 1833, - album in-8 oblungo di ff. (57), bella leg. del tempo in m. marocch. rosso, piatti in percallina con tit. oro su quello anter. Sulla terzultima tavola si legge ''autographié chez J. Freydig à Genève''; la data 1833 è riportata su varie tavole, compresa l'ultima, talvolta accompagnata dalle iniziali dell'autore. Con 33 illustrazioni a piena pagina (compreso il titolo-frontespizio). Testo e illustrazioni in facsimile del manoscritto originale. Prima edizione , ed unica antica, impressa su carta forte, di questa relazione d'un viaggio di 20 giorni effettuato nell'autunno del 1832, con una ''troupe'' di 24 persone e 4 professori, con visita, tra le altre località, di Annecy, Moûtiers, Aosta, Martigny, Grindelwald, Thun, Berna, Fribourgo e Losanna. Esempl. a pieni margini, con una nota autogr. di R. Heredia sul frontesp. (macchia d'inchiostro nel margine esterno del frontesp., piccole macchie ed abrasione sulle tav. dei ff. 36 e 40 verso). Assai raro. Perret 4295 (solo citato). [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        [AUTOGRAPH LETTER SIGNED, FROM JOHN JAMES AUDUBON TO HIS SON, VICTOR GIFFORD AUDUBON, SENT CARE OF ROBERT HAVELL, DISCUSSING NEW SUBSCRIPTIONS FOR The Birds of America]

      Boston, 1833. [3]pp., with integral address leaf, on a folded folio sheet. Previously folded, with old separations along folds expertly repaired with no loss of text. A few very small edge chips. Paper restored where it had been torn away by breaking of seal. Light tanning, slight discoloration in isolated spots. Very good. A highly interesting letter from the famed American naturalist John James Audubon to his son, Victor Gifford Audubon, in London, dicussing the business of subscriptions for and distribution of THE BIRDS OF AMERICA in and around Boston. In 1833, Victor had taken up residence in England with the elder Audubon's chief engraver, Robert Havell, in order to manage his father's affairs there and to supervise the production of plates. Although Audubon had nearly gassed himself to death several weeks earlier while attempting to euthanize an eagle for study, he was nevertheless enthused that the work on THE BIRDS, which took from 1827 to 1838 to complete, was at the halfway stage, and that subscriptions were increasing. This excitement is palpable in his letters to his son, the present dispatch being the third to Victor in the span of just a few days. The letter begins, "Although I have written two letters to you not more than 4 days ago, I do this again with great pleasure on account of the good tidings that I have to participate to you. - The Legislature of this state [Massachusetts] has passed an act for the subscription of one copy of our work. I have delivered the 1st volume to Mr. A.H. Everett, the secretary of the Library of the State. - The next Volume must be delivered 1/2 bound as that which Havell sent to Wm. Gaston of Savannah. Wm. Sturgis Esq. of Boston has also subscribed this day. - I have delivered him a volume also 1/2 bound - the next must reach him in like cover." Audubon goes on to describe the state of his accounts with his subscribers in Boston, including the Harvard College Library and the Society of Natural History, as well as several individuals, many of whom have had volumes delivered to them. In doing so, he makes an account of volumes that he has recently distributed, writing that, "The seven copies from Savannah have now been disposed off," and he lists out his subscribers in the Boston area, saying, "13 for Boston.- & 4... above makes 17 in all. Pretty well don't you think?" Audubon ends the letter by discussing his plans for volumes that have arrived in New York and his recent social engagement with the doctor that treated him after his recent health scare: "I have left Neal of Portland unsupplied because we wanted the 'ready.' I will supply him from New York, or Write to you to do so should I be so fortunate as to dispose of the 10 copies that are there. - In my last I said that the Work entered free of duty. Therefore all goes on well -- We have all dined at Docr. Parkman this day he is 'a friend indeed.' Do write him a good Long letter. It will please and gratify him much I am sure." Written at an important juncture in the production of THE BIRDS OF AMERICA, and sent just prior to the voyage to Labrador undertaken by Audubon and his other son John, with much revealing insight on the process of publishing and distributing Audubon's seminal work. Alice Ford, JOHN JAMES AUDUBON, pp.298-300.

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        Oken, Allgemeine Naturgeschichte, 14 Bände, Prachteinband, 1833

      Hoffmann / Hoffmann'sche Verlags-Buchhandlung 1833-1842, Stuttgart - Allgemeine Naturgeschichte für alle Stände, von Professor Oken. 14 Bände (komplett incl. Registerband). Stuttgart, Hoffmann'sche Verlags-Buchhandlung, 1833-1842. Dekorative Prachteinbände. Original-Halbledereinbände mit Goldprägungen. Format ca. 21 cm x 13,5 cm. Zus. mehr als 8.800 S. Mit einigen Holzschnittabbildungen im Text & im ersten Band mit gest. Porträt von Lorenz Oken (s. Bild 7 in der Galerie). Die Bände (teils über mehrere Bücher): Mineralogie und Geognosie • Botanik I / II • Thierreich I / II / III / IV • Universal-Register. Registerband in den Goldprägungen etc. etwas abweichend gestaltet gebunden. Wie auch den 16 Originalbildern in der Galerie zu entnehmen, sind die Bände in hervorragender Erhaltung. Keine Einrisse oder Fehlstellen an den Buchrücken oder Außengelenken. Der Buchschnitt ist noch wunderschön. Ebenso die Buchdeckel. Weder die Buchecken noch der Deckelbezug sind gravierend berieben, dies gilt auch für die Deckelkanten. Lediglich eine Ausnahme findet sich mit einer stärker beriebenen Stelle (ca 1 cm x 2 cm groß) auf einem vorderen Deckel. Bei Band 12 & 13 wurde der Einband vertauscht, d.h. der Inhalt von Band 12 wurde in den Einband von Band 13 eingebunden & umgekehrt. Die Bücher waren im unteren Bereich der Buchrücken früher offenbar gekennzeichnet (bei genauem Hinsehen lassen sich Ränder erkennen). Innen alles fest eingebunden, keine Seiten lose. Kein unangenehmer Geruch. Abklatsch der Lederecken auf den Innendeckeln. Zwei Seiten mit kleinem Fehlstück am Rand, Schrift nicht betroffen. Auf einem Titelblatt Namenszug in alter Schrift. In Band 5 wurden die Seiten 1953 - 1968 nicht mit eingebunden & liegen lose bei (an ihrer statt wurden Teile von Verlagswerbung eingebunden). Die Fleckigkeit ist unterschiedlich; teils sind die Seiten gar nicht, teils etwas mehr oder auch stärker fleckig. 20000 Gramm. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Intorno un gran cocchio meccanico invenzione e costruzione riuscite all'avvocato Filippo Regoli nel tempo de' suoi ozj il quale per ora lo rende ostensibile in modello. Lettera e Stanze del medesimo.

      nella tipografia Marsigli, Bologna 1833 - In-8 (210x130 mm.), pp. 16. Con 1 tavola raffigurante il Cocchio con legenda infine delle sue singole parti. La più originale invenzione di questo stravagante avvocato consiste nell'avere ideato e descritto (ma non realizzato) un congenio a vapore agente direttamente su una ruota a denti incavati senza il bisogno di uno stantuffo. Molto raro. [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        The Hunchback of Notre-Dame [Bentley Standard Novels]

      London: Richard Bentley 1833. [iii] - xiv., 466. No half title, but has the 'Bentley' Standard Novel XXXII title, as well as the engraved frontis., and engraved vignette title page, this represents the first one-volume edition, and the first to use the word Hunchback in the title. Bound in a contemporary full dark blue calf, with red morocco labels, and gilt devices in the compartments and lines to the boards. Marbled edges and endpapers. Clean copy save some foxing to the frontis and illustrated title, with the prelims sprung and p 449/450 loose. An attractive volume in original condition, it bears a previous owner's name and address (Berkeley Square), as well as labels for the Willian Free Lending Library on the front endpapers - 'The time for taking out and exchanging Books to be from Six to Seven p.m. on Wednesdays.' . Very Good. Full Calf. 1st Thus. 1833. Small 8vo..

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        Mycographie suisse, ou description des champignons qui croissent en Suisse, particulièrement dans le canton de Vaud, aux environs de Lausanne

      1833 - 3 volumes in-8, LV-522 + Genève, Imprimerie de P.A. Bonnant, 1833, , 3 volumes in-8, LV-522 + [4]-576 + VIII-759-[1]-95 pages, demi-chagrin vert, dos à quatre faux nerfs, Édition originale de cette mycographie, oeuvre principale du mycologue Louis Secretan (1758-1839), pionnier dans l'étude des champignons suisses et grand amateur de botanique, cette "douce et innocente occupation, qui élève et vivifie notre âme, qui nous rend moins cuisans les chagrins de la vie et nous fait oublier, dans la contemplation de l'ordre physique, les contradictions apparentes du monde moral". L'auteur s'impliqua pendant de nombreuses années dans la politique, tout en pratiquant la mycologie pour son délassement, avant de s'y consacrer pleinement et de publier cet ouvrage. La Mycrographie a paru sans illustration ; l'auteur justifie ce choix en préface : "On désire communément de voir un ouvrage sur les champignons accompagné de figures. Sans doute ce secours est utile, lorsque les figures sont excellentes. Mais on doit convenir qu'il en est peu qui méritent cet éloge (.) Il paraît donc que c'est bien plutôt par des descriptions très-exactes, que l'on peut espérer de faciliter et de généraliser l'étude des champignons. En effet, quelques lignes suffiront pour indiquer, sur chaque espèce toutes les variations de forme, toutes les différentes dimensions, toutes les nuances de couleur dans les divers âges ; sans parler de la saveur et de l'odeur, qui sortent du domaine de la peinture" (p. VI-VII). Bon exemplaire, non rogné. Étiquettes en pied des dos. Volbracht, Myko Libri, n° 1959. Pritzel n° 8569. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        History and Description of Modern Wines. Mit zwei auf dem Vorsatz eingeklebten Briefen des Verfassers; 2 Exlibris auf dem Vorsatz.

      London: Whittaker, Treacher, & Arnot 1833 LWd., xxxv, 407 Seiten, 8°, mit Textvignetten. Einband berieben, bestoßen, etwas gelockert; Rückendeckel ganz fehlt. Deckel abgegriffen und beschmutzt. 2 Besitzerunterschrifte mit Kugelschreiber auf Titelblatt. Seltene Anmerkungen im Text. Seiten stellenweise leicht stockfleckig, sonst in dieser Zubereitung sehr selten.Bücher mit der Unterschrift, Weinbau, Gastronomie

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        History of the Union of the Kingdoms of Great-Britain and Ireland ; with an Introductory Survey of Hibernian Affairs, traced from the Times of Celtic Colonisation. [With an Appendix: "The Act of the British Parliament for an Union with Ireland"].

      London: Printed fro the Author by S. Hamilton (Falcon Court in Fleet Street) and sold by G. Kearsley. First Edition.. Excellent condition with only minor signs of mild foxing. 19th century's preowners name in ink on the titlepage: "J. Gould - Stoford, 1833". Extremely scarce !. First Edition. London, Printed fro the Author by S. Hamilton (Falcon Court in Fleet Street) and sold by G. Kearsley, 1802. Octavo. II, 522 pages plus 6 pages Index. Hardcover / Fantastic, recent half leather binding with gilt lettering on spine. Excellent condition with only minor signs of mild foxing. 19th century's preowners name in ink on the titlepage: "J. Gould - Stoford, 1833". Extremely scarce !

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        Intensitas vis magneticae terrestris ad mensuram absolutam revocata.

      Göttingen Dieterich 1833 - (25,5 x 21,5 cm). 44 S. Moderner Lederband im Stil der Zeit. Erste Ausgabe der ersten gemeinsamen Arbeit von Gauss und Weber (wobei Weber allerdings auf dem Titel nicht genannt wird), a "classical memoir on the measurement of magnetic force" (Wheeler-G.). - Durch eine neue verfeinerte Messmethode mit dem von Gauss konstruierten Magnetometer konnten das magnetische Moment eines Stabmagneten und die Horizontalintensität des Erdmagnetismus gleichzeitig bestimmt und in den Basiseinheiten der Länge, Masse und Zeit (damals Millimeter, Milligramm und Sekunde) dargestellt werden. Die Definition der absoluten magnetischen Feldstärke ist Gauss' berühmtester Beitrag zum Magnetismus. Er begründete damit das absolute Maßsystem. - Papierbedingt leicht gebräunt und stellenweise leicht stockfleckig. Insgesamt wohlerhalten. - DSB 5, 298; Darmstaedter S. 403; Poggendorff I, 855; Wheeler-Gift I, 867; Merzbach 1841a [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Brockhaus. Conversations-Lexikon. Allgemeine deutsche Real-Encyklopädie für die gebildeten Stände. In zwölf (12) Bänden (A-Z). Achte (8.) Auflage.

      Brockhaus Verlag Leipzig 1833 - . Gr8°. Ppbde. Rücken von Hand beschriftet. 1833 - 1837. Ca. 10000 Seiten. Achte Originalauflage. 12 Bände. * guter Zustand (K).

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        AUTOGRAPH LETTER SIGNED, FROM JOHN JAMES AUDUBON TO HIS SON, VICTOR GIFFORD AUDUBON, SENT CARE OF ROBERT HAVELL, DISCUSSING NEW SUBSCRIPTIONS FOR The Birds of America].

      Boston. March 23, 1833. - [3]pp., with integral address leaf, on a folded folio sheet. Previously folded, with old separations along folds expertly repaired with no loss of text. A few very small edge chips. Paper restored where it had been torn away by breaking of seal. Light tanning, slight discoloration in isolated spots. Very good. A highly interesting letter from the famed American naturalist John James Audubon to his son, Victor Gifford Audubon, in London, dicussing the business of subscriptions for and distribution of THE BIRDS OF AMERICA in and around Boston. In 1833, Victor had taken up residence in England with the elder Audubon's chief engraver, Robert Havell, in order to manage his father's affairs there and to supervise the production of plates. Although Audubon had nearly gassed himself to death several weeks earlier while attempting to euthanize an eagle for study, he was nevertheless enthused that the work on THE BIRDS, which took from 1827 to 1838 to complete, was at the halfway stage, and that subscriptions were increasing. This excitement is palpable in his letters to his son, the present dispatch being the third to Victor in the span of just a few days. The letter begins, "Although I have written two letters to you not more than 4 days ago, I do this again with great pleasure on account of the good tidings that I have to participate to you. - The Legislature of this state [Massachusetts] has passed an act for the subscription of one copy of our work. I have delivered the 1st volume to Mr. A.H. Everett, the secretary of the Library of the State. - The next Volume must be delivered 1/2 bound as that which Havell sent to Wm. Gaston of Savannah. Wm. Sturgis Esq. of Boston has also subscribed this day. - I have delivered him a volume also 1/2 bound - the next must reach him in like cover." Audubon goes on to describe the state of his accounts with his subscribers in Boston, including the Harvard College Library and the Society of Natural History, as well as several individuals, many of whom have had volumes delivered to them. In doing so, he makes an account of volumes that he has recently distributed, writing that, "The seven copies from Savannah have now been disposed off," and he lists out his subscribers in the Boston area, saying, "13 for Boston.- & 4. above makes 17 in all. Pretty well don't you think?" Audubon ends the letter by discussing his plans for volumes that have arrived in New York and his recent social engagement with the doctor that treated him after his recent health scare: "I have left Neal of Portland unsupplied because we wanted the 'ready.' I will supply him from New York, or Write to you to do so should I be so fortunate as to dispose of the 10 copies that are there. - In my last I said that the Work entered free of duty. Therefore all goes on well -- We have all dined at Docr. Parkman this day he is 'a friend indeed.' Do write him a good Long letter. It will please and gratify him much I am sure." Written at an important juncture in the production of THE BIRDS OF AMERICA, and sent just prior to the voyage to Labrador undertaken by Audubon and his other son John, with much revealing insight on the process of publishing and distributing Audubon's seminal work. Alice Ford, JOHN JAMES AUDUBON, pp.298-300.

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        Sunday in London. Illustrated in Fourteen Cuts [...] And a Few Words by a Friend of His; With a Copy of Sir Andrew Agnew's Bill

      London: Effingham Wilson, 1833. First Edition. Very good antiquarian condition. 8vo, original printed pink boards, untrimmed. With 14 illustrations by George Cruikshank: frontispiece, engraved title, nine full-page woodcuts and three vignettes. Boards just slightly rubbed and soiled; an unusually fine copy, enclosed in a chemise and cloth slipcase. The significance of this volume is due to the fresh, unsophisticated nature of the original pink publisher's boards ("Price: 5s") and the preternaturally clean, white pages of text and illustrations. George Cruikshank (1792-1878) was one of the most famous British graphic artists of the early 19th-century. A satire on the English Sabbatarians and their leader Sir Andrew Agnew, which Dickens similarly satirized in 1836 in his "Sunday Under Three Heads." Cohn, George Cruikshank: A Catalogue Raisonne, 846.

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