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        The Story Without an End

      London: Effingham Wilson, Royal Exchange,, 1834. Translated from the German, by Sarah Austin; illustrated by William Harvey, Esq. 16mo. Original full maroon morocco, titles and decoration to boards gilt, titles to spine gilt, all edges gilt. lllustrated with 15 plates, wood-engraved by Ebenezer Landells, John Thompson, J. Jackson, Thos. Williams, and others. Some skilful repair to spine at head and tail, contents foxed, still a good copy. First edition in English.

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        Die Belagerung des Castells von Gozzo, oder der letzte Assassine. Von dem Verfasser des Scipio Cicala. In zwei Bänden.

      Leipzig F A Brockhaus 1834 - 2 Bl., 449, (1) S., 1 Bl. Buchanzeigen u. 2 Bl., 399, (1) S. Moderne Ppbde im Stil der Zeit m. schlichter Rückenvergoldung u. goldgeprägten Rückenschildern (stellenweise etwas braunfleckig, wenige Bl. mit waagerechter Knickspur). Seltene erste Ausgabe des zweiten historischen Romans des Historikers, Publizisten, Dichters und Übersetzers sowie hohen preußischen Beamten (Kurator der Universität Bonn) Ph. J. v. Rehfues (1779 - 1843), der "durch zahlreiche literarische Arbeiten als geistiger Vermittler zwischen Deutschland und Italien sich verdient gemacht hatte" (Rehm). Während seines Italienaufenthaltes 1801 - 1806 hat er, vornehmlich in Rom und Neapel, in Bibliotheken und Archiven intensive historische Studien betrieben und eine große Zahl auch handschriftlicher Quellen ausgewertet, die er für seine drei Romane "Scipio Cicala" (1832), "Die Belagerung des Castells von Gozzo" (1834) und "Die neue Medea" (1836) nutzte.- "Die Belagerung des Castels von Gozzo", für W. Rehm "der weitaus beste Roman" von Rehfues, beruht auf einem historischen Ereignis vom Juli 1551, als Türken unter Sinan Pascha und Turgut Reis die zum maltesischen Archipel gehörige Insel Gozzo/Gozo überfielen und die in das Kastell geflüchteten Bewohner der Insel unter dem Kommandanten Don Galatiano di Sessa zur Verteidigung zwingen. In diesem Roman, so W. Rehm , "erhält man einen starken Eindruck von der eigentümlichen Stimmung, von den tief unmoralischen Vorgängen, wie sie das wilde Renegatentum der spanischen-türkischen Seekriege mit sich brachten, und dies lobt auch Treitschke besonders. Es ist ein Gemälde mit orientalischen Farben, mit bewußter Absicht schildernd die besondere Kultur, die sich aus der Vermischung von Abendland und Morgenland gebildet hat, in der christlicher und mohammedanischer Glaube und Ritus sich verschmelzen und so das entsittlichende Treiben südländischen Priestertums und spanisch-italienischen Mönchstums bewirken".- Goed. VI,396,35,14; Brockhaus Verlagsverzeichns I,303; W. Rehm, Der Werden des Renaissancebildes in der deutschen Dichtung. München, Beck, 1924, S.148 - 150 (Rehfues). 610 gr. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Oliver Twist; or, the Parish Boy's Progress

      London: Richard Bentley. 1st Edition. Hardcover. Very Good. FIRST EDITION, FIRST ISSUE in handsome contemporary calf bindings. With 25 plates by Cruikshank including both the "Fireside" plate and the "Church" plate. "Oliver Twist was originally conceived as a satire on the new poor law of 1834 which herded the destitute and the helpless into harshly run union workhouses, and which was perceived by Dickens as a monstrously unjust and inhumane piece of legislation... Once the scene shifted to London, however, Oliver Twist developed into a unique and compelling blend of a 'realistic' tale about thieves and prostitutes and a melodrama with strong metaphysical overtones. The pathos of little Oliver (the first of many such child figures in Dickens), the farcical comedy of the Bumbles, the sinister fascination of Fagin, the horror of Nancy's murder, and the powerful evocation of London's dark and labyrinthine criminal underworld, all helped to drive Dickens's popularity to new heights" (Oxford DNB). First issue, with the "Fireside" plate and "Boz" on all three titles: "When Bentley decided to publish Oliver in book form before its completion in his periodical, Cruikshank had to complete the last few plates in haste. Dickens did not review them until the eve of publication and objected to the Fireside plate ("Rose Maylie and Oliver" - the final plate in vol. III). Dickens had Cruikshank design a new plate (the Church plate) which retained the same title . This Church plate was not completed in time for incorporation into the early copies of the book, but it replaced the Fireside plate in later copies. Dickens not only objected to the Fireside plate, but also disliked having "Boz" on the title pages. He voiced these objections prior to publication and the plate and title page were changed between November 9 (publication date) and 16" (Smith, Charles Dickens in Original Cloth). The copy, interestingly, also has the "Church" plate bound in at the end of volume III. Provenance: With bookseller's sticker of Walter T. Spencer, noted nineteenth century bookseller who was acquainted with Dickens and other important writers. (See Spencer's memoir, Forty Years in My Bookshop.) London: Richard Bentley, 1838. Octavo, contemporary full calf by William Lewis (binder's sticker), gilt decorated spines in six compartments, red and green leather labels, gilt-ruled boards, gilt dentelles; all edges gilt. With half-title to volume I; bound without volume II half-title and ads. Toning to plates (as often), text generally very clean with only occasional scattered foxing. Almost invisible repairs to spine tops and volume 3 label. An elegant first issue copy in contemporary bindings of one of the more elusive Dickens first editions.

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        Plate 71 Monumento Sepolerale antico di marmo nel di cui Vaso Cinerario.

      Paris 1834 - John Wilton-Ely plate 959The watermark that is present is number 93 in John Wilton-Ely on page 1182 and is dated in the mid 1830s Giovanni Battista Piranesi was one of the leading figures in the development of the neoclassical style in the late 18th Century. As architect, archaeologist, artist, designer, collector, and antiquities dealer, he produced a series of etchings and engravings depicting the glories of ancient Rome. These fine prints served as source material for other architects and designers. He was born in Venice on the 4th October 1720. The son of a stone-mason, he was educated as an architect under his maternal uncle Matto Lucchesi and under Carlo Zucchi. In 1740 Piranesi left Venice for Rome, there he studied etching under Giuseppe Vasi. He appears to have had little success in these early years in Rome and as his father was unable to continue his allowance returned to Venice in 1744. He was soon, however, encouraged to return to Rome by Giuseppe Wagner, a successful engraver and publisher of Venice. This time he achieved success, and a constant series of works, illustrating architecture and antiquities, issued from his studio until his death in 1778. His output in etched plates is enormous (about 1000 numbers in all). While he achieved a work of magnitude in pictorial records of Roman monuments of antiquity and of the Renaissance, and gave immense archæological, antiquarian, and topographical value to this work, the artistic quality always predominates. He was fond of peopling his ruins with Callot-like figures, and "like Callot makes great use of the swelling line" (Hind). He had two sons and a daughter, all of whom helped him in his work and after his death carried on his publications in Rome and Paris. They were Francesco (born 1748 or 1756; died 1810), Pietro (who lived till after 1807) and Laura (born 1750). His position in Rome and in Europe after 1760 was a prominent one. He was well-known figure to the wealthy English visitors in Rome and was elected a Fellow of the Society of Antiquaries in 1757. Most of his life was passed in Rome, etching, writing, publishing, and directing a workshop in which the restoration and sale of antiques played a considerable part.He was famous for his poetic views of Rome and also his fantastic imaginary interiors. His skills, allied to his deep knowledge of archaeology, provided the substance for his Vedute (Views), a series of 135 etchings of ancient and contemporary Rome, published from 1745 onwards, which established the popular mental image of the city. Vasi.et Ornamenti Antichi was a collection of 110 etchings documenting large sculptural vases, together with other antiquities excavated (and in some cases created) in Italy in the 18th century. The prints were initially separately issued and sold by Piranesi over a period of several years and subsequently collected in two folio volumes, each with its own title page, in 1778. They illustrate a wide range of genuine antiquities, as well as Piranesi's own collections, from utilitarian objects such as cinerary urns, lamps, and sarcophagi to monumental vases. The plates in Vasi often included text by Piranesi with information about where the objects were discovered and their contemporary location, and the prints bore dedications to his patrons, colleagues, visitors and influential people. He believed absolutely in the supremacy of Roman over Greek architecture, an argument he expounded most forcefully in his Della magnificenza ed architettura dei Romani (On the Magnificence of Roman Architecture, 1761). his romanticized views and imaginary interiors had a profound effect on stage designers, painters of capricci such as Hubert Robert, and even writers: William Beckford, the author of the Gothic novel and Vathek . In the 20th century his imaginary interiors have been admired by the Surrealists . Reference: John Wilton-Ely. Giovanni Battista Piranesi: The Complete Etchings. San Francisco: Alan Wofsy Fine Arts, 1994. 2 volumes.

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        Fine half-length lithographic portrait by Zephirin Belliard (1798-?1857)

      [Paris] [1834]. The composer is depicted wearing a Legion of Honor medal. Signed by the artist in the stone. With composer's facsimile signature to lower right. 252 x 228 mm. With minor abrasion to right edge. Printed on wove paper.. An Italian, composer, conductor, teacher, administrator, theorist, and music publisher active in France, Cherubini was "a dominant figure in Parisian musical life for half a century. He was a successful opera composer during the Revolutionary period, and had comparable success with religious music from the beginning of the Restoration. He was made director of the Paris Conservatoire and consolidated its pre-eminent position in music education in Europe." Michael Fend in Grove online

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        A Manual for the Use of Visiters [sic] to the Falls of Niagara: Intended as an Epitome of, and Temporary Substitute for, a Larger and More Extended Work, Relative to this Most Stupendous Wonder of the World.

      Printed for the Author, by Charles Faxon, Buffalo, NY 1834 - 72pp. Light blue original wrappers. Quite likely the first guide about the Falls. Includes sections on Routes to the Falls; Directions to Visiters [sic]; Historical Notices; The Falls (Situation, Latitude, etc.); The Islands, Bridges, Staircases, etc.; Interesting Objects of Visit; Aboriginal Remains; Battle Grounds, Forts, etc. "The first guide-book to Niagara Falls was published in 1834, though for many years the travelers' hand-books and tour-books had contained a good deal relative to the Niagara region, both historical and descriptive. Horatio A. Parsons published a Niagara guide in this year, and claimed it was the first book of the kind. Ingraham's book appeared in July, and was the outcome of studies he had begun in 1833. It was a thoroughly original work, not the least useful feature being a list of 135 works which he had consulted, ranging in date from 1660 to 1833 -- the first bibliography of the Niagara region. In the 'advertisement' of the Niagara 'Manual', dated 'Niagara Falls, July 1, 1834,' Mr. Ingraham says: 'I would have had this little tract printed on better paper, if it could have been procured in this vicinity; but it may add some interest to the book, in the eyes of visitors, to be informed, that the paper on which it is printed, was manufactured at the Falls; and the waters of the Niagara, are intimately blended with its every fibre." Publications of the Buffalo Historical Society Vol. VI, ed. Frank H. Severance, 1903, p. 572. This copy with the inserted postscript facing the title page in which Mr. Ingraham reports the first exploration of the Cave of the Winds on July 15th. Mild chipping to corners and spine ends, small tape mend to spine. A very good+ copy. Scarce. Howes I51. Sabin 34778. ; 18mo [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

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        Plate 401, Candelabro antico di marmo, che si vede nel Museo.

      Paris 1834 - The watermark that is present is number 91 in John Wilton-Ely on page 1181 and is dated in the mid 1830s Giovanni Battista Piranesi was one of the leading figures in the development of the neoclassical style in the late 18th Century. As architect, archaeologist, artist, designer, collector, and antiquities dealer, he produced a series of etchings and engravings depicting the glories of ancient Rome. These fine prints served as source material for other architects and designers. He was born in Venice on the 4th October 1720. The son of a stone-mason, he was educated as an architect under his maternal uncle Matto Lucchesi and under Carlo Zucchi. In 1740 Piranesi left Venice for Rome, there he studied etching under Giuseppe Vasi. He appears to have had little success in these early years in Rome and as his father was unable to continue his allowance returned to Venice in 1744. He was soon, however, encouraged to return to Rome by Giuseppe Wagner, a successful engraver and publisher of Venice. This time he achieved success, and a constant series of works, illustrating architecture and antiquities, issued from his studio until his death in 1778. His output in etched plates is enormous (about 1000 numbers in all). While he achieved a work of magnitude in pictorial records of Roman monuments of antiquity and of the Renaissance, and gave immense archæological, antiquarian, and topographical value to this work, the artistic quality always predominates. He was fond of peopling his ruins with Callot-like figures, and "like Callot makes great use of the swelling line" (Hind). He had two sons and a daughter, all of whom helped him in his work and after his death carried on his publications in Rome and Paris. They were Francesco (born 1748 or 1756; died 1810), Pietro (who lived till after 1807) and Laura (born 1750). His position in Rome and in Europe after 1760 was a prominent one. He was well-known figure to the wealthy English visitors in Rome and was elected a Fellow of the Society of Antiquaries in 1757. Most of his life was passed in Rome, etching, writing, publishing, and directing a workshop in which the restoration and sale of antiques played a considerable part.He was famous for his poetic views of Rome and also his fantastic imaginary interiors. His skills, allied to his deep knowledge of archaeology, provided the substance for his Vedute (Views), a series of 135 etchings of ancient and contemporary Rome, published from 1745 onwards, which established the popular mental image of the city. Vasi.et Ornamenti Antichi was a collection of 110 etchings documenting large sculptural vases, together with other antiquities excavated (and in some cases created) in Italy in the 18th century. The prints were initially separately issued and sold by Piranesi over a period of several years and subsequently collected in two folio volumes, each with its own title page, in 1778. They illustrate a wide range of genuine antiquities, as well as Piranesi's own collections, from utilitarian objects such as cinerary urns, lamps, and sarcophagi to monumental vases. The plates in Vasi often included text by Piranesi with information about where the objects were discovered and their contemporary location, and the prints bore dedications to his patrons, colleagues, visitors and influential people. He believed absolutely in the supremacy of Roman over Greek architecture, an argument he expounded most forcefully in his Della magnificenza ed architettura dei Romani (On the Magnificence of Roman Architecture, 1761). his romanticized views and imaginary interiors had a profound effect on stage designers, painters of capricci such as Hubert Robert, and even writers: William Beckford, the author of the Gothic novel and Vathek . In the 20th century his imaginary interiors have been admired by the Surrealists . Reference: John Wilton-Ely. Giovanni Battista Piranesi: The Complete Etchings. San Francisco: Alan Wofsy Fine Arts, 1994. 2 volumes. Chapter F.II. Volume II.

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        Paxton's Magazine of Botany and Register of Flowering Plants (Vols I - IV)

      Orr & Smith, London 1834 - For extra pictures of the more valuable books, please press the 'Ask Bookseller A Question' button. Packed weight = 04.80kg. PLEASE do NOT order through abe before contacting us direct, as due to the excessive weight abe postage rates do NOT apply. As this parcel must be insured and because of the value this will have to be by special delivery in the UK. SPECIAL PRICE of 1950 pounds with free posatge in the Uk (+ postage for overseas purchase) for purchaser paying by sterling cheque drawn on UK bank. For overseas customers we will have to use Parcel Force International Datapost and the cost to the US would be 120 GB Pounds inclusive of insurance. Volumes I - IV of the 16 volume set. In very good, clean, bright condition with very little sign of use during there circa 170 years life. Includes 171 hand coloured plates in these four volumes as called for including 23 folding and one of garden design showing layout of flower beds. (There are 717 plates in the entire set.) For those of you unfamiliar with the Paxton's, unlike the Curtis Botanical magazine, this famous and beautifully illustrated periodical contains more than just descriptions of the plants and include a number of line illustrations of plants, buildings, features etc. Beautiful contemporary green half calf binding with gilt stamped decoration and gilt lining and lettering. All page edges marbled. Pages in good crisp condition with no apparent creasing to corners and generally no tears and splits. The edge definition of the plants illustrated are generally clean, clear and precise. Foxing to plates varies from none through light to a few with heavier foxing. The heaviest are the garden design plates. There is some offsetting but mainly from plates to tissue guards. No sign of any offsetting from text to plates. The majority of the line drawings are clean and bright. . It is essential that potential purchasers look at the numerous extra pictures that are available form us on request. Please bear in mind that these have been compressed for ease of web viewing and are only meant to give a general impression of the excellent condition of this run. The plates are in reality cleaner than appears in the photos as the white balance error of the camera shows some pink tinges which are not present. However you can gauge clearly the extent of foxing. Many plates are clean and we have concentrated on showing a cross section rather than the best so you can gauge a fair representation. For those collectors fortunate enough to have the later volumes (5 - 16) the plates in the first four volumes, whilst being to the same very high standard are slightly less bright and vibrant because the later volumes had more finishing. The quality control on the hand colouring of Paxton Botanical was very high resulting in an excellent degree of consistency which is extremely difficult to achieve. These books were originally retained in a major private collection and have only become available through the collector acquiring a full 16 volume set in matching bindings. The replacement set, reckoned to be one of the best to be offered to the market in recent years are generally in similar condition to the volumes available here. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Paxton's Magazine of Botany And Register of Flowering Plants

      Orr And Smith 1834 - 2 volumes half calf and marbled paper boards. Vol I [xii] 278pp, published 1834, Vol II[xii] 275pp, published 1836. Near fine condition, spines particularly so possibly re-bound at some point. Complete w 46 (Vol I) and 54 (Vol II) stunning hand-coloured plates, some fold-out and numerous b & w wood-cuts. Gilt edges. Clean, tight and bright a particularly handsome pair. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Spaziergänge in den Umgebungen von Salzburg. Neue mit vielen lithographischen Ansichten vermehrte Original-Ausgabe. Beigebunden: Die Spaziergänge in den Umgebunden Salzburgs zweiter Band.

      Oberer'sche,, Salzburg, 1834 - Salzburg, Oberer'sche, 1834. Quer-12°. 212 + 3 S. und 29 Tafeln. OPp. der Zeit. Mit 29 Lithographien. Titel auf S. 104 doppelt eingebunden. Zwei Teile in einem. N/W 711. - Priv. Widm. a. fl. V., dat. 1835, Ebd. etw. berieben, tlw. stockfleckig. - Mit den Ansichten Salzburg, Klessheim, Neuthor, Leopoldskron, Aigen, Hellbrunn, St. Johanns Spital, St. Rochus, Residenzplatz, Domplatz, Reitschule, Mirabell, Maria Plain, Gollinger Wasserfall, Dürrnberg, Schellenberg, Berchtesgaden, Königssee, Kesselbach, Obersee, Schloß Glaneck, Fürstenbrunn und Mondsee u.a. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        A TREATISE ON NAVAL TACTICS. translated from the French by Captain J.D.Boswall, RN.

      Edinburgh Bell & Bradfute 1834 - 4to [28x22cm]. ppxxv 178 + errata leaf. engraved title-page and 52 plates. some foxing and browning to the plates and a little foxing elsewhere, but generally clean. in the original green textured cloth binding, a little worn and marked and with neat repair to the upper hinge and joint. an important early work on naval tactics, originally published in France in 1697. this is the first full translation of the text into English and includes some additional material and updating of the illustrations by the translator. with a signed presentation inscription from Captain Boswall to Captain Chevalier Eyckhoth of His Majesty's Belgian corvette 'La Rein Maria Louis'. 019 018 0910 [Attributes: Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

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        Knight's Cyclopaedia of Ornaments designed for the use of architects, builders, silversmiths, chasers, modellers, jewellers, die sinkers, engravers, founders, carvers and all ornamental manufacturers

      Edinburgh: Thomas C. Jack, Grange Publishing Works 1834 - First edition. 4to. Covers faded and detached, backstrip lacking. Some foxing of endpapers and title-page, some plates a little spotted, two slightly stained at corner, one nicked at bottom edge, but generally clean and sound. Engraved title-page and 123 plates, many of them splendid, with no text, as issued. Undated, but plates 48 and 78 give dates of 1834; this is presumably an extended version of the same engraver's Knight's Vases and Ornaments (49 plates, 1833), though possibly published some years later (it is listed as still in print in 1877, at £2 5s). Only three copies show in Copac, at the National Library of Scotland, the V&A and the Guildhall Library. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Faust: a Dramatic Poem, By Goethe. Translated Into English Prose, with Remarks on Former Translations, and Notes

      Edward Moxon, London 1834 - With letter signed by Hayward, 2 handwritten pages from Haywards manuscript laid in. Book has been rebound with an engraving of Goethe by John Sertain, an extra 36 p. pamphlet from an 1833 issue of the Edinburg review written on "Hayward's translation of Faust" & an 83 p. pamphlet "A few remarks on Mr. Haywards English translation of Goethe's Faust" by D. Boileau bound in. Leather missing from spine. Covers detatched & first few pages have come loose. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

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        THE ANTIQUITIES OF THE PRIORY OF CHRIST CHURCH,HANTS. Consisting of plans,sections,elevations,details,and perspective views;accompanied by Historical and descriptive accounts of the Priory Church;together with some general particulars of the Castle and Borough.

      Printed for Benjamin Ferrey,Bloomsbury,London.,1834 - FIRST EDITION.4to.LARGE PAPER.COPY.Book measures 13.6 x 10.4 inches.20 fine full page wood engravings after designs by Ferrey.Repair to tear in margin of one illustrated page,not affecting the text.Light dampstain to the corner margin of the engraved frontis and 12 plates,not affecting the images at all.Overall a very good tall,wide margined copy.Finely bound in recent half brown morocco,Spine with 5 raised bands,compartments decorated and lettered in gilt.Marbled paper on boards.Very good copy of this scarce title,even more so in this impressive large paper format.: [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        INQUIRY INTO THE CLAIMS OF DOCTOR WILLIAM HARVEY TO THE DISCOVERY OF THE CIRCULATION OF THE BLOOD; WITH A MORE EQUITABLE RETROSPECT OF THAT EVENT. TO WHICH IS ADDED, AN INTRODUCTORY LECTURE, DELIVERED ON THE THIRD OF NOVEMBER, 1829, IN VINDICATION OF

      Philadelphia: E. L. Carey & A. Hart,. Very Good with no dust jacket. 1834. First Edition. Hardcover. We fit archival quality clear acrylic covers for additional protection whenever possible. ; tall 8vo 9" - 10" t; xxvi, 27-245, [12 index] pages; Inquiry into the claims of Doctor William Harvey to the discovery of the circulation of the blood; with a more equitable retrospect of that event. To which is added, an introductory lecture, delivered on the third of November, 1829, in vindication of Hippocrates... Original brown muslin and buff plain boards, printed paper spine label, front cover partly detached. Worn along spine and edges, label chipped and browned, spine ends chipped to text block, text still very strong and tight, toned. "Coxe's Inquiry is an anti-Harveian work analysing Harvey's De motu cordis in detail and citing contemporary writers. The appendix contains a remarkably comprehensive bibliography of early works on the circulation"--Bedford 175. Heirs of Hippocrates 1290. Scarce, none OCLC, one in LOC, 3 copies found at auction in the last 80 years. Provenance D I McKew, MD. ; 0 .

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        The Travellers Guide or Map of the Roads, Canals & Rail Roads of the United States.

      Philadelphia: 1834 - Original outline color map from Tanner's American Traveller guide book extending from the east coast of the United States to Missouri, Arkansas and Louisiana. Major towns, rivers, turnpike and common roads, rail routes, canals and steamboat routes are shown. With seventeen inset maps of major cities such as Philadelphia, New York, and Washington; and an inset of the Hudson River as far north as Kingston, New York. Image size: 22 1/2 x 18 1/4". Paper size: 23 1/4 x 19 1/4". Very good.

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        Wanderings in New South Wales, Batavia, Pedir Coast, Singapore, and China.

      London: Richard Bentley, 1834. - Octavo, two volumes,870 pp.,uncoloured frontispieces. Attractive early binder's cloth, a few spots otherwise a bright pleasant copy. Dr George Bennett (1804-1893) settled permanently in Sydney in 1836 and died in 1893. He established a successful medical practice and became a leading figure in Colonial science. He was closely involved with many of the newly established societies such as the Australian Museum, the Acclimatization Society and the Zoological Society. He also corresponded regularly with many of the prominent natural history figures of the day, such as Richard Owen, and was John Gould's agent in Sydney. Wanderings in New South Wales, his first book, is primarily an account of the seven months Bennett spent exploring New South Wales in 1833. Ferguson 1743. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Elements of Psychology: Included in a Critical Examination of Locke's Essay on the Human Understanding

      Hartford. Cooke and Co. 1834. Bound in full trade leather over boards. Gilt title label. Thick 8vo. The First Edition in English. Translated from the French with an introduction, notes, and additions, by C.S. Henry. Covers have been rather crudely re-attatched with some loss of surface leather at hinges. Front free endsheet re-glued and lacking a portion at gutter. Foxed throughout. A serviceable and firm copy of one of the most vital books on the psychological sciences- The first book in English to mention the word "Psychology". This first edition is exceedingly rare and very infrequently offered for sale to the general public.

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        Babbage's calculating engine, by Dionysius Lardner

      1834. <p>[Babbage, Charles (1791-1871).] Lardner, Dionysius (1793-1859). Babbage&#39;s calculating engine [running head]. Extract from The Edinburgh Review 59 (1834): 263-327. Wood-engraved text illustrations. . 215 x 139 mm. Half morocco, gilt, antique style. Light browning, otherwise very good.</p><p> First Edition of the most extensive contemporary account of the Difference Engine no. 1, the machine conceived by Charles Babbage in the 1820s as a means of automating the repetitive calculations necessary for the production of mathematical tables. By 1832 Babbage&#39;s mechanic, Joseph Clement, had constructed a small working portion of the Difference Engine, representing approximately one-ninth of the full machine; it was the only working portion of any of Babbage&#39;s calculating engines constructed during his lifetime. This machine, together with Babbage&#39;s overall plan for the Difference Engine, is described here by Dionysius Lardner, a prolific popularizer of science. "From the technical detail that it contains, much of which can be directly linked to the drawings of the machine, it is evident that Babbage was directly involved with and played a substantial hand in its preparation" (Bromley, p. 24). It was from Lardner&#39;s article that the Swedish engineer Georg Scheutz first obtained detailed information about the Difference Engine, enabling him to design and eventually construct his own calculating machine twenty years later. Bromley, "Table making and calculating engines," in "General introduction" to The Works of Charles Babbage, ed. Michael Campbell-Kelly (London: William Pickering, 1982), pp. 22-27. Origins of Cyberspace 51. <p>

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        Map of Discoveries in Australia, copied from the Latest M.S. Surveys in the Colonial Office

      London:. 1834.. Map of South East Australia, with insets of "The Colony of Western Australia..." and "New Holland or Australia" with surrounding islands. Published 15th February 1834, folding map on linen, 60 x 49 cm. The map covers from Moreton Bay to the Great Australian Bight. IA key to expeditions from 1817 - 1830 is printed above the title, listing explorers&#39; names, locations and how many miles traversed. Expeditions include Oxley, Hume, Cunningham, Sturt. The Cunningham 1831 expedition is recorded but not included in the key. Tooley #99, p. 16. Original green pebbled cloth panels as self-covers, but no slipcase. 13.5 x 19 cm folded. Steel engraved, original outline color, full margin outside impression mark. Some offsetting o/w very good condition.

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        Malerische Reise um die Welt. Eine geordnete Zusammenstellung des Wissenswerthesten von den Entdeckungsreisen eines Magellan, Tasman, Dampier, Anson, Byron, Wallis, Carteret, Bougainville, Cook, Laperouse, Bligh, Vancouver..., verfaßt von einer Gesellschaft Reisender und Gelehrter unter der Leitung des Hernn Dumont d'Urville. Ins Deutsche übertragen von A. Diezmann. 2 Bände in 1 / Malerische Reise in Sued- und Nordamerika. Eine geordnete Zusammenstellung des Wissenswürdigsten von den Entdeckungsreisen eines Columbus, Las Casas, Oviedo, Gomara, Garcilazo de la Vega, Acosta, Forster, La Condamine, Ellis, Ulloa.... verfaßt von einer Gesellschaft Reisender und Gelehrter unter der Leitung des Herrn Alcide d'Orbigny. Deutsch v. A. Diezmann.Insges. 2 Text- u. 2 Tafelbände.

      Lpz., Baumgärnter 1834 und 1839.. 4°, VIII, 338 S. u. II, 320 S.; XVI, 320 S.; 256 S., IV; 99 S., I; insges. 1055 Kupferstichabb. auf 277 Taf., 1 gestoch. Generalkarte, 16 Kupferstich-Porträts auf 4 Taf, Taf. 71 (Generalkarte von Oceanien) fehlt; 4 HLnbde. d. Zt., berieben, bestoß., Rüleinen ausgebleicht, 2 Rü. vom Buchblock abgeplatzt, 1 Buchrü. tlw. rissig, 1 Vorderdeckel lose, 1 Einbddecke lose, einige Vorsätze u. Taf. lose, bzw. gelockert, vereinzelt schwach stockfl.. Engelmann 99; Sabin 21214. - Malerische Reise 2 Bände in 1 Band. Im Band Nord-Amerika beigebunden: Eine Reise durch Asien - Eine Reise durch Afrika.

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        Journal of an embassy from the governor general of India to the court of Ava. With an appendix, containing a description of fossil remains, by Professor Buckland and Mr. Clift. (2 vol. set).

      Ldn., R. Bentley (et al), for Henry Colburn, 1834. - 2nd ed. 2 vols. X+541;VIII+319+163 pp. With large fold. map, fold. plan & 7 plts. (incl. 4 fold.), all engr. Hardcover. Full calf with contemp. gilt & tooled covers, finely rebacked with raised bands, gilt compartments & dark green title labels. VG. (Covers sl. rubbed, mainly on edges, corners sl. dam.; map a bit creased, with tears rep.; occas. light foxing). [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        A Summary of Colonial Law, The Practice of the Court of Appeals from the Plantations, and of the Laws and Their Administration in All the Colonies; With Charters of Justice, Orders in Council [etc.]. Castle 504; Ragatz p.377

      London: S. Sweet . . . A Maxwell . . . Stevens & Sons [etc.], 1834. ?Contemporary 3/4 calf, quite rubbed, chipped crimson morocco label, gilt, front joint cracked, else a clean copy Clark&#39;s painstakingly prepared treatise, termed both an "invaluable legal work" and "a basic, respected text on the legal operation of the British colonial system", still the starting point for the study of Britain&#39;s colonial legal regimes

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        Vier klassische Ornamentleisten von antiken Bauten.

      . Bleistiftzeichnungen nach Fr. Gärtner, sign. "W. Riedel" bzw. "E. Riedel", um 1834, je 25,5 x 40 cm (Einfassungslinie).. Aus dem Nachlaß des Architekten, ehemals Familienbesitz der Nachkommen; laut deren Auskunft sind seine Entwürfe gelegentlich mit "Wilh(elm) Riedel" gez.; Thieme-Becker Bd. XXVIII, S. 316: "1834 machte er seine Staatsprüfung als Architekt (Staatsstiependium für eine Studienreise nach Rom)"; Winkler 243, 16. - Der in Bayreuth geborene Eduard Riedel bezog 1829 die Münchener Akademie und Universität, begleitete 1840 F.v. Gärtner nach Athen, wo er den Schloßbau für König Otto betreute, wurde 1850 Baukonstrukteur unter Klenze, 1853 Hofbauinspektor und 1873 Hofbaudirektor. 1869/71 war er am Bau von Neuschwanstein beteiligt. Vorhanden: 1. "Vom Forum des Trajans", vier Leisten. 2. "Vom Tempel des Jupiter tonans", zwei Leisten. 3. "Vom Forum Nerva", eine Leiste. 4. "Aus der Kirche St. Lorenzo", eine Leiste. - Alle Blätter alt mit blauem Bütten angerändert.

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        Noticias Estadisticas Del Estado De Chihuahua

      En La Oficina Del Puente De Palacio y Flamencos Num. 1 Por Juan Ojeda, Mexico 1834 - 256pgs, 20cms x 15cms. Tapa dura con lomo en tela en buen estado. Texto con muy ligeras manchas de oxido, en muy buen estado, la ultima hoja numerada 156 en vez de 256. Faltan las ultimas dos hojas del indice. An important early description of the area that includes most of West Texas, to as far north as 33 degrees. Escudero, historian and native of Chihuahua, published some of the best early studies of the northern provinces. Here he concentrates on history, customs, geography, languages, and resources; giving such information as the names of ranches, details of population, etc. Escudero while in the House of Deputies strongly opposed the Treaty of Guadalupe Hidalgo which gave the northern part of Chihuahua to Texas [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Museum Of Painting And Sculpture, or, Collection of the Principal Pictures, Statues and Bas-Reliefs in the Public And Private Galleries of Europe (17 volume set)

      Bossange, Barthes and Lowell; Audot, Editeur, London; Paris 1834 - First edition. Complete 17 volume set. 12mo. All volumes illustrated with etched plates by Reveil. Text in English and French. Contemporary full polished calf, gilt spines, marbled endpapers. Owner's bookplate in volume 15 only. Scattered chipping to the morocco spine labels, a chip to the spine top of volume 13, the front hinges of four volumes (6, 9, 12 and 15) neatly or nearly split, else a good sound set, with scattered foxing to the text pages and plates. Very fine etched plates by Reveil. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Philosophie der Geschichte oder über die Tradition

      Münster, Theissingschen Buchhdlg. 1834-1839.. Bde. 1-3 (v. 4) in 2 geb. gr.-8°. VI, 455 (2); VIII, 261 (1); VIII, 656 (v. 716) S. HLdr. d. Zt. u. Pbd. d. Zt. Hinterdeckel von Bd. 1/2 gelockert. S. 657-716 des Anhangs v. Bd. 3 fehlen. Tlw. stockfleckig. Die Anhänge sind tlw. in hebräischer Sprache. Einbde. berieb. Ziegenfuß II, 166; Eisler 477 - Franz Joseph Molitor (1779-1860), war ein deutscher philosophisch-historischer und mystisch-kabbalistischer Schriftsteller und aktiver Freimaurer. Ab etwa 1813 beginnt eine intensive Beschäftigung Molitors mit der jüdischen Mystik, wie sie sich in der Kabbala zeigt; sie bestimmte sein weiteres Wirken. Wesentlichen Einfluss auf ihn dürfte der damals in Offenbach am Main lebende jüdische Mystiker und Hochgrad-Freimaurer Ephraim Joseph Hirschfeld ausgeübt haben. Molitor erlernte das Hebräische und Aramäische, studierte den Talmud und befasste sich intensiv mit dem Buch Zohar. Sein Bemühen war es, Kabbala und Christentum in wechselseitige Verbindung zu setzen und beide auf einer neuen höheren Stufe zu vereinen.

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        Bunte Reihe, oder belehrende und unterhaltende Erzählungen aus der Jugendwelt, für Knaben und Mädchen von acht bis zwölf Jahren.

      Berlin, C(arl) F(riedrich) Amelang, [1834]. - 8vo. 240 pp. With engr. illustrated t. p. and 6 engr. plates (1 bound as frontispiece; all in attractive contemp. colour). Contemp. printed, ill. boards. Very rare original edition, containing 17 stories. The "excellent engravings" (cf. Seebaß) show rich, meticulous colour. Some bibliographies state 8 engravings, though the work is never encountered with more than 6 (cf. Seebaß, Wegehaupt). - Amalia Weise (1791-1858) , daughter of a Fehmarn physician, married the jurist F. H. Schoppe in 1811; he drowned swimming in the Elbe in 1829. In 1851 she emigrated to Schenectady, New York, where she died. - Binding rubbed; last quire loosened. Slight edge defects (not loss to text). Kayser VIII, 336. Seebaß II, 1803. Wegehaupt IV, 2015. Goedeke IX, 421, 108. Not in Hobrecker, Gumuchian, Brüggemann, etc. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        The animal kingdom, arranged according to its organization, serving as a foundation for the natural history of animals and an introduction to comparative Anatomy.... with figures designed after Nature...by M. Latreille...translated from the latest French edition. With additional notes, and illustrated by nearly 500 additional plates. In four volumes.

      . London, G. Henderson, 1834-1837. Four parts in eight (four text and four plate volumes). 8vo. Text with seven engraved portraits. Plate volumes with 736 engraved plates of which 698 are hand-coloured (as intended). Original uniform black half calf over marbled boards with gilt linings, spines richly gilted with two dark red morocco labels containing gilt titles. Marbled edges, marbled endpapers.* Georges Leopold Chretien Frederic Dagobert baron de Cuvier (1769-1832) was one of the foremost French geologists, palaeontologists, zoologists and comparative anatomists, and certainly the first to integrate these disciplines. This resulted in his influential Regne Animal distribue d'apres son Organisation pour servir de base a l'Histoire Naturelle des Animaux et d'introduction a l'Anatomie Comparee (1817, revised 1830) of which this is the first literal translation into English, with many footnotes discussing additional facts and opinions. This edition should not be confused with the near simultaneously published reworked edition of Cuvier's magnum opus, edited by Edward Griffith and Edward Pidgeon, and also known as "The Animal Kingdom". The latter is much more common. The text-parts have 1-2 engraved portraits (tissue-guarded Cuvier (frontis to part I), John James Audubon (at the beginning of the birds-section of part I), Linnaeus (frontis to part II), Buffon (in part II), Latreille (frontis to part III), William Kirby (frontis to part IV), and William Spence (in part IV). The subdivision of the plate volumes is as follows: I Mammals and Birds: 80, and 116 plates; II Reptiles and Fishes: 43, 153; III Mollusca, Annelides, Crustacea, Arachnides: 79, 11, 59, 50; IV Insecta, Zoophytes 121, 24. In other words, a complete copy, as called for in the plate captions and index, including two plates not called for in the plate descriptions, and six numbers separately listed in the text (and counted by Nissen) but combined on two plates and not counted apart, and disregarding 12 plate numbers that have never been used. Nissen mentions "789 Tafeln", but among his errors the gravest is 99 plates for Arachnides (should be 51). Some scuffing to boards and, very lightly, to spine ends. Two short tears in one index leaf, five b/w plates with a small water stain in the top inner corner, (apparently stained before binding), small bookplate on front pastedown of all volumes. In all, an exceptional set in a fine binding. Nissen ZBI, 1016..

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        Lives of the Necromancers: or, an Account of the Most Eminent Persons in Successive Ages, Who Have Claimed for Themselves, or to Whom has been Imputed by Others, the Exercise of Magical Power

      London: Frederick J. Mason, 1834. First Edition. Half-Leather. Very Good. First Edition. Half-Leather. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Complete with xx introductory pages, 465 text pages, (1) erratta page, and (2) blank pages. Original brown half leather with marbled boards and gilt lettering. Sound binding; front hinge just starting to split. Clean pages; pencil note on page xiii. Minor wear to cover. Godwin&#39;s last work. A straight-forward examination of the occult that is loaded with arcane information about necromancers, witchcraft, vampires, magicians, werewolves, and the black arts. It is said to have provided background to his daughter, Mary Wollstonecraft Godwin Shelley, for her creation of the character, Victor Frankenstein. See Coumont G44.1.

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        Disertacion sobre la Naturaleza y Aplicacion de las Rentas y Bienes Eclesiasticos, y sobre la autoridad a que se hallan sujetos en cuanto a su creacion, aumento, subsistencia o supresion

      Oficina del Supremo Gobierno, Guadalajara 1834 - 8vo. 72pp. The author is given merely as 'Un Cuidadano de Zacatecas". Bound to sty;e in quarter leather; red lettering label, gilt; paste paper boards; marbled endpapers. A fine copy. Important essay on the issue of Church property in Mexico. According to the preliminary notice, the H. Congreso de Zacatecas in 1831 offered a reward of 2,000,000 pesos and a medal of gold to the author of a major dissertation on the subject of ecclesiastical rents and privileges. This work was first published in Mexico in 1833 and now reissued by the Supreme Government in 1834. In Spanish. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Table of the logarithms of the natural numbers from 1 to 108000

      London: Hungarian Acad. Sci., 1834. <p>Babbage, Charles. Table of the logarithms of the natural numbers from 1 to 108000. London: Printed for the Hungarian Academy of Sciences; published by Charles Knight, 1834. Printed on yellow-tinted paper. Diced calf ca. 1834, some wear, lower portion of spine partly detached, hinges cracking, front endpaper starting. Third edition. xx, 201 [1]pp. 247 x 155 mm.</p> <p>Babbage designed his Difference Engine no. 1 to mechanize production of mathematical tables such as these. However, when Babbage undertook the production of these tables in 1826 he had only a small model of the machine. Babbage did not have a working portion of the Difference Engine no. 1 until 1832, and even that was insufficient to compute mathematical tables.</p><p> Because of his inability to mechanize table production Babbage did not attempt to compute new tables. Instead, to assure the greatest accuracy possible, the proofs of these tables were checked a total of nine times against the tables of Callet, Hutton, Vega, Briggs, Gardiner, and Taylor, with the result that only nine errors were found in the first edition. These were corrected in the second edition of 1831, and no further errors were found in the tables in any of the later editions.</p><p> To insure maximum legibility and ease of use, Babbage gave careful consideration to the tables&#39; typography, printing several test sheets on different colors of paper to discover which was least fatiguing to the eye. The first edition (1827) was printed on yellow-tinted paper, as were some copies of the third edition; other copies of the third edition are found printed on green-tinted paper. Editions were published as late as the 1870s. Van Sinderen 1980, no. 33(n). When we checked OCLC cited twelve copies of the original 1827 edition, eleven copies of the 1831 edition, and seven copies of the 1834 edition. Origins of Cyberspace 50. </p>

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        Philosophie der Geschichte oder über die Tradition.

      Münster, Theissingschen Buchhdlg. 1834-1839.. Bde. 1-3 (v. 4) in 2 geb. gr.-8°. VI, 455 (2); VIII, 261 (1); VIII, 656 (v. 716) S. HLdr. d. Zt. u. Pbd. d. Zt. Hinterdeckel von Bd. 1/2 gelockert. S. 657-716 des Anhangs v. Bd. 3 fehlen. Tlw. stockfleckig. Die Anhänge sind tlw. in hebräischer Sprache. Einbde. berieb.. Ziegenfuß II, 166; Eisler 477 - Franz Joseph Molitor (1779-1860), war ein deutscher philosophisch-historischer und mystisch-kabbalistischer Schriftsteller und aktiver Freimaurer. Ab etwa 1813 beginnt eine intensive Beschäftigung Molitors mit der jüdischen Mystik, wie sie sich in der Kabbala zeigt; sie bestimmte sein weiteres Wirken. Wesentlichen Einfluss auf ihn dürfte der damals in Offenbach am Main lebende jüdische Mystiker und Hochgrad-Freimaurer Ephraim Joseph Hirschfeld ausgeübt haben. Molitor erlernte das Hebräische und Aramäische, studierte den Talmud und befasste sich intensiv mit dem Buch Zohar. Sein Bemühen war es, Kabbala und Christentum in wechselseitige Verbindung zu setzen und beide auf einer neuen höheren Stufe zu vereinen.

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        Histoire Naturelle Des Crustaces, Comprenant L'Anatomie, La Physiologie Et La Classification De Ces Animaux

      Librairie Encyclopedique De Roret - Red cloth set in good + condition. Parts 1, 2 and the plate atlas. Tome Premier, 1834, 468 pp. Three folding tables. Tome Deuxieme, 1837, 531 pp. Two folding tables. Atlas, 32 pp. plus 42 B & W plates. Text in French. All three volumes have bumped corners. The pages of the text volumes are damp wrinkled and somewhat discolored. The pages of these volumes have not been stuck together and the text is perfectly legible. The plates of the atlas volume are waterstained . A SCARCE SET of the original work. . [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Souvenirs de voyage en 1832 et 1833. A ma bien-aimée Layéta.

      Paris. Imprimerie de E.-J. Bailly, 1834 - 2 vol. in-8° ; (2)-496 pp./(2)-476 pp., broché d&#146;époque, couverture verte imprimée noir, non rogné, gdes marges, envoi de l&#146;auteur, bon exemplaire. Minischetti, p. 156. Édition originale. Sens, Dijon, Lucerne, Reinthal, Pfeffers, les Grisons, le Tyrol, San Bernardino, Locarno, Bellinzano, Lugano, Come, Milan, Pavie, Turin, Gênes, Lucques, Pise, Naples, Salerne, Caserte, Rome, Florence, Milan, le Simplon, etc. « Nous avons emporté de la bibliothèque Ambrosienne [Milan] un bien gracieux souvenir, celui d&#146;Alexandre Dumas, que nous y avons rencontré et qui nous en a presque fait les honneurs avec l&#146;esprit distingué, la supériorité du savoir et l&#146;amabilité gracieuse qu&#146;il possède si bien. Une telle rencontre est partout un plaisir ; en voyage c&#146;est une bonne fortune. » (t. I, p. 274). FIRST EDITION. GOOD COPY. [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

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        Le Secrétaire Intime. [Metella. - La Marquise. - Lavinia]

      Paris: Revue Des Deux Mondes, Victor Magen & London: Baillière, 1834., 1834. 2 Volumes. 8vo. pp. 2 p.l., xiii, [1 leaf], 352; 2 p.l., 359. with half-titles. contemporary quarter calf, gilt backs. armorial bookplate of Mr. le Baron de Nervo. First Edition. Carteret II 307. Quérard VI 307. Vicaire VII 201.. 1st Edition. Hardcover.

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        ENGLAND: A HISTORICAL POEM. Volume I

      London: Simpkin and Marshal et al., 1834. First Edition. Hardcover. Near Fine in a Fine slipcase. Original brown cloth, recently rebacked retaining nearly all of the original spine; spine label mostly lacking. A Presentation copy INSCRIBED by the author on the front blank: "To/William Wordsworth Esq./with the author&#39;s/compliments." In addition this copy is SIGNED by the recipient on the title page: "W Wordsworth/Rydal Mount." In this volume, and in a second that was issued the following year, Ord attempted a history of England in verse. His efforts were not well received. One reviewer in THE GENTLEMAN&#39;S MAGAZINE claimed "that the author has formed his manner and style too much on that of Lord Byron in exaggeration, impetuosity, and a perpetual straining for effect." A scarce book from Wordsworth&#39;s library. Old bookseller description laid in. Housed in a new calf-backed slipcase with cloth chemise.

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        Antiquités Mexicaines Vol. I & II [Incomplete] (includes "Recherches sur les Antiquitiés de I'Amérique du Nord et de I'Amérique du Sud" by D. B. Warden)

      Jules Didot, Paris 1834 - Ex-library. Elephant folio. Three-quarter morocco over marbled boards. Top edge gilt. Marbled endpapers. (INCOMPLETE, complete work was published with a total of 166 plates. These two volumes with 55 plates total, incl. frontispiece).Vol. I: Relation des trois expéditions du colonel Dupaix, ordonnées en 1805, 1806 et 1807, pour la recherche les antiquites du pays, notamment celles de Mitla et de Palenque : Accompagnee des Dessins de Castaneda, Membre des Trois Expeditions et Dessinateur du Musee de Mexico : suivie d'un parallèle de ces monuments avec ceux de l'Égypte et de l'Inde par m. Alexandre Lenoir, createur du Musee des Monuments Francais, membre de la Societe Royale des Antiquaires de France, de celles Londres etc. :d'une dissertation sur l'origine et sur la linguistique des populations primitives des deux amériques, d'un historique des diverses antiquités et des fossiles du double continent, par m. Warden, ancien Consul-General des Etats Unis, Correspondant de l'Institut de France, membre de la Societe Royale des Antiquaires de France, et de plusiers autres Societes Savantes: avec un discours par M. Charles Farcy, de la Societe Royale des Antiquaires de France, et de la Societe Libre des Beaux-Arts de Paris; Galindo, de Humboldt et de St. Priest ." xiv(1)50,56,40,88pp. followed by 9 full-page plates (numbered I - IX) and table of contents (2 pages). Frontispiece. Contents: (1) Antiquites Mexicaines , Premiere Partie , Premier Expedition du Capitaine Dupaix ordonnee par le Roi d'Espagne en 1805 pour la Rercherche des Antiquites du Pays (50pp). (2) Antiquites Mexicaines , Premiere Partie , Deuxieme Expedition du Capitaine Dupaix (56pp) ( 3 ) Antiquites Mexicaines , Premiere Partie , Troisieme Expedition du Capitaine Dupaix en 1807 (40pp) ( 4 ) Antiquites Mexicaines , Premiere Partie. Notes et Documents Hivers. (88pp). Age wear and abrasions on binding. Two-inches of backstrip on head of spine missing, same area along front- and back board split but firmly holding. Tail of spine chipped. Library pocket on inside of front board, slight abrasion on free front endpaper. Two library inventory plates near tail of spine. Binding in fair, interior in very good condition.Vol. II: Antiquités Mexicaines (includes "Recherches sur les Antiquitiès de I'Amèrique du Nord et de I'Amèrique du Sud" by D. B. Warden) Vol. II (Du Tome Second). Ex-library. Text volume with parts of atlas (incomplete). 70 leaves with 35 plates and text pages numbered 73 through 82, followed by a 224 page essay. Essay section illustrated with 10 plates (numbered I to X). Incomplete (text and plates) first part of Du Tome Second, starting with plate XII through XLVI. Antiquitiès Mexicaines, Deuxième Partie: 224 page essay "Recherches sur les Antiquitiès de I'Amèrique du Nord et de I'Amèrique du Sud" by David Bailie Warden, as issued. Printed by Engelman and Thierry Frères. Total plates count in this volume is 45, printed on 40 leafs (includes some plans). Title-page on essay only. Front and back cover detached but present. Heavy age wear and abrasions on binding. Three quarter of bottom spine missing, remains of spine heavily torn & loose from book block. Title on spine in gold lettering still readable. Parts of leather near spine on front and back board crudely repaired with white tape. Library card pocket pasted on inside of front board. Sporadic foxing throughout, waterstaining to bottom edge of some pages. Printed library pagination on upper margins of plates pages. Binding in poor, interior in overall very good condition. Text in French. Scarce. By order of Carlos IV., King of Spain, in 1805 Captain Guillermo Dupaix led 3 expeditions to explore the antiquities of southern Mexico. The results were captured in this publication which gave Europeans a first, detailed look at Mayan civilization. The plates (most lithographed in b/w, some tinted) are after original drawings by Josè Luciano Castaneda, who accompanied Dupaix on the expedition. All plates are full-pa [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        THE KORAN. Al-Qur'an wa-uwa al-huda wa-al-furqan. Corani Textus arabicus. Edited by Gustav Fluegel

      Karl Tauchnitz. Leipzig.,1834. FIRST FLUGEL EDITION. 4to.(10.3 x 7.8 inches). Second issue (of four). Without the Latin title and prelims. Arabic text printed from movable type, the font cut by Anton Von Mammer & commissioned by Tauchnitz for this edition. Text printed in black within red borders, some decorative. Attractive contemporary bindng of full red morocco. Boards with elaborate decorative gilt tooled borders. Spine fully decorated and lettered (using the same style of lettering as the text) in gilt. Skilfully rebacked with spine laid down. Gilt inner dentelles. Green coated endpapers. All edges gilt. Light waterstain to the bottom outer corner margin of the text pages, not affecting the text and not too obtrusive. Binding corners a bit bumped and lightly bubbled to the bottom outer corners but overall this is still a very good copy of this beautifully printed and rare edition, in a pleasing early leather binding. Flugel's text was the standard until the 1923 Cairo edition.:

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        Atlas of the Counties of England from Actual Surveys Made from the Years 1817-1832

      London: Greenwood & Co., 1834. Folio (652 x 445mm.), engraved title-page with hand-coloured map of England and Wales, 46 double page hand-coloured engraved maps by J. and J. Neale, J. and C. Walker and others, contemporary diced half russia gilt. From the celebrated atlas library of Lord Wardington..

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        Autographed letter, signed, to Edward C. Hanrick, Montgomery, Alabama

      Texas, 1834. A SIGNIFICANT LETTER IN THE HISTORY OF TEXAS LAND DISTRIBUTION. SIGNED A YEAR BEFORE THE TEXAS REVOLUTION BY SAMUEL MAY WILLIAMS 1 ½ pp., integral address with postal marks of New Orleans and Mobile. Splits at folds. Sheet size: approx. 13" x 8" Brazoria, 10 March 1834 . Book.

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        A Treatise on Naval Tactics

      Edinburgh: Bell and Bradfute,, 1834. Translated by Captain J.D. Boswall. Quarto (270 × 209 mm) Contemporary half calf on marbled boards by Seton of Edinburgh, black morocco label to spine, flat bands with double rules, compartments gilt with fouled anchor devices in the third and fifth, alternate wavy and zig-zag lines in the others, dog-tooth roll to the spine and corner edges, marbled edges and endpapers. Engraved vignette to the title page, and 52 engraved plates with tissue-guards. Half-title bound in. A little rubbed, upper joint starting, some off-set to the guards, occasional spotting, but overall very good. First edition thus. Originally published in Lyons in 1697. There was an abbreviated English translation by Lieut. Christopher O&#39;Bryen in 1762, consisting of the first and fifth parts of six only, the present work being the first complete English version of this influential text. This copy with a tipped-in two-page letter from the translator to Capt. Archibald Sinclair, concerning a Danish translation where the translator has taken "such manoeuvres and tactics from the original applicable to the service of the Baltic & Narrow Seas." Hoste&#39;s analysis "comprises a description of the &#39;orders&#39; of sailing in which a fleet may need to be disposed - the order of battle, five different orders of sailing, and the order of retreat &#133; Each order of sailing was so designed as to form the fleet in a compact body until the enemy was in sight when it could be changed to the order of battle quickly and smoothly in whatever direction was needed" (Kemp, Oxford Companion to Ships and the Sea). Famously Hoste discussed the manoeuvre of "breaking the line" as employed by Nelson, which he traced to Dutch practice during the Anglo-Dutch Wars, considering it to be "equally delicate and bold," and that it must be practised by a "master-hand to succeed as happily as dud the Count d&#39;Estrees &#133; in the Battle of the Texel, 1673 &#133;" Boswall entered the navy as a first class volunteer in 1799 and saw a great deal of service until his retirement in 1846, being at the Battle of Copenhagen, 1801, and the capture of St. Lucie, 1803, and in 1806 at the taking of the Marengo "with Rear-Admiral Linois on board" and the Belle Poule "after a long running fight" (O&#39;Byrne). The recipient also served for some 30 years, joining the navy in 1814 and seeing action against pirates in the Persian Gulf while on the East India Station.

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        Gallerie der Ausgezeichnetsten Israeliten aller Jahrhunderte ihre Portraits und Biographen.

      F. Brodhag'sche Buchhandlung 1834, 1835, 1838, Stuttgart - 4to. viii,126pp., 43pp. Original quarter leather over marbled boards. Contains lithographs and short biographies of famous 'Israelites' such as Moses, Moses Mendelssohn, Abraham Furtado, Abraham Stern, King Rehoboam of Judah, Jonathan Eybschüzer, J. E. Hitzig, E. Gans, Benedict von Spinoza, David Friedländer, Heinrich Heine, Rachel Varnhagen v. Ense, Michael Beer, Gotthold Salomon, & the Rothschilds. These 14 b&w lithographs are protected by tissue guards. 7 pages on Israel Jacobson tipped-in at rear endpaper. Text in German, gothic script. Parts 1-3 and part 5 (Part 4 is missing). Some scratches and scuffing on boards. Wear to corners. Head of spine slightly chipped. Title label partially missing from spine. Sporadic foxing throughout. Red crayon markings and underlining on pages 37-43 of part 3. Overall in good to fair condition. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Poesie filosofiche.

      Presso Gius. Ruggia e C.,, Lugano, 1834 - In 8°, pagg. XX, 223, brochure originale a stampa. Campanella (1568- 1639) fu letterato e filosofo di origine calabrese. Entrò a far parte dell'ordine domenicano e subì l'influenza ideologica di Telesio. Scrisse numerose opere filosofiche ma la più importante dal punto di vista letterario fu proprio questa raccolta di "Poesie filosofiche" che fu edita per la prima volta in Germania nel 1622, anche se solo parzialmente. E' questa la prima edizione completa, pubblicata da Gio. Gaspare Orelli. Opera non comune. "Quasi sconosciuto come poeta fino ai nostri giorni, il Campanella è oggi concordemente ritenuto il maggior lirico italiano del Seicento" (cfr. Treccani). Volume in barbe con fioriture ad alcune pagine. Nel complesso buon esemplare. Diz. Treccani, II, p. 672; Cfr. CLIO, II, 829; Brunet, I, 1521; Graesse, II, 28. [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

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        Vaso antico di marmo di elegante intaglio di maniera. . .(Al Sig Cavaliere Maria carlo. . .)

      Paris 1834 - John Wilton-Ely 903The watermark that is present is number 93 in John Wilton-Ely on page 1182 and is dated in the mid 1830s Giovanni Battista Piranesi was one of the leading figures in the development of the neoclassical style in the late 18th Century. As architect, archaeologist, artist, designer, collector, and antiquities dealer, he produced a series of etchings and engravings depicting the glories of ancient Rome. These fine prints served as source material for other architects and designers. He was born in Venice on the 4th October 1720. The son of a stone-mason, he was educated as an architect under his maternal uncle Matto Lucchesi and under Carlo Zucchi. In 1740 Piranesi left Venice for Rome, there he studied etching under Giuseppe Vasi. He appears to have had little success in these early years in Rome and as his father was unable to continue his allowance returned to Venice in 1744. He was soon, however, encouraged to return to Rome by Giuseppe Wagner, a successful engraver and publisher of Venice. This time he achieved success, and a constant series of works, illustrating architecture and antiquities, issued from his studio until his death in 1778. His output in etched plates is enormous (about 1000 numbers in all). While he achieved a work of magnitude in pictorial records of Roman monuments of antiquity and of the Renaissance, and gave immense archæological, antiquarian, and topographical value to this work, the artistic quality always predominates. He was fond of peopling his ruins with Callot-like figures, and "like Callot makes great use of the swelling line" (Hind). He had two sons and a daughter, all of whom helped him in his work and after his death carried on his publications in Rome and Paris. They were Francesco (born 1748 or 1756; died 1810), Pietro (who lived till after 1807) and Laura (born 1750). His position in Rome and in Europe after 1760 was a prominent one. He was well-known figure to the wealthy English visitors in Rome and was elected a Fellow of the Society of Antiquaries in 1757. Most of his life was passed in Rome, etching, writing, publishing, and directing a workshop in which the restoration and sale of antiques played a considerable part.He was famous for his poetic views of Rome and also his fantastic imaginary interiors. His skills, allied to his deep knowledge of archaeology, provided the substance for his Vedute (Views), a series of 135 etchings of ancient and contemporary Rome, published from 1745 onwards, which established the popular mental image of the city. Vasi.et Ornamenti Antichi was a collection of 110 etchings documenting large sculptural vases, together with other antiquities excavated (and in some cases created) in Italy in the 18th century. The prints were initially separately issued and sold by Piranesi over a period of several years and subsequently collected in two folio volumes, each with its own title page, in 1778. They illustrate a wide range of genuine antiquities, as well as Piranesi's own collections, from utilitarian objects such as cinerary urns, lamps, and sarcophagi to monumental vases. The plates in Vasi often included text by Piranesi with information about where the objects were discovered and their contemporary location, and the prints bore dedications to his patrons, colleagues, visitors and influential people. He believed absolutely in the supremacy of Roman over Greek architecture, an argument he expounded most forcefully in his Della magnificenza ed architettura dei Romani (On the Magnificence of Roman Architecture, 1761). his romanticized views and imaginary interiors had a profound effect on stage designers, painters of capricci such as Hubert Robert, and even writers: William Beckford, the author of the Gothic novel and Vathek . In the 20th century his imaginary interiors have been admired by the Surrealists . Reference: John Wilton-Ely. Giovanni Battista Piranesi: The Complete Etchings. San Francisco: Alan Wofsy Fine Arts, 1994. 2 volumes. Chapte

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        Report on Waves, made to the meetings of the British Association in 1842-43.London: Richard and John E. Taylor, 1845.

      First edition, extremely rare separately-paginated offprint issue (two copies in OCLC) of this classic paper describing Russell's discovery of 'solitary waves,' now known as 'solitons.'<br/><br/> In 1834, while conducting experiments to determine the most efficient design for canal boats, he discovered a phenomenon that he described as the 'wave of translation,' now known as a 'solitary wave': "I was observing the motion of a boat which was rapidly drawn along a narrow channel by a pair of horses, when the boat suddenly stopped-not so the mass of water in the channel which it had put in motion; it accumulated round the prow of the vessel in a state of violent agitation, then suddenly leaving it behind, rolled forward with great velocity, assuming the form of a large solitary elevation, a rounded, smooth and well-defined heap of water, which continued its course along the channel apparently without change of form or diminution of speed. I followed it on horseback, and overtook it still rolling on at a rate of some eight or nine miles an hour, preserving its original figure some thirty feet long and a foot to a foot and a half in height. Its height gradually diminished, and after a chase of one or two miles I lost it in the windings of the channel. Such, in the month of August 1834, was my first chance interview with that singular and beautiful phenomenon which I have called the Wave of Translation" (p. 13).<br/><br/> Russell built wave tanks at his home to carry out experiments and noticed some key properties of solitary waves: they are stable, and can travel over very large distances; their speed depends on the size of the waves, and their width on the depth of water; unlike normal waves they will never merge-so a small wave is overtaken by a large one, rather than the two combining. These observations did not fit the existing theories of fluid dynamics, and it was not until the 1870s that the first full theoretical treatment of Russell's wave of translation was published by Joseph Boussinesq and Lord Rayleigh. The first mathematical model of waves on shallow water surfaces was published much later, in 1895, by Diederik Korteweg and Gustav de Vries. What is now known as the Korteweg-de Vries equation is the prototypical textbook nonlinear partial differential equation whose solutions can be exactly and unambiguously found; solitons constitute one of its families of solutions. <br/><br/> Russell was convinced that his wave of translation would one day be considered of fundamental importance, but it was not until the 1960s and the advent of modern computers that the significance of his discovery in physics, electronics, and biology started to become understood. Solitons appear in the description of many optical phenomena that involve nonlinear crystals (where the optical properties of the crystal do not respond linearly to the electric field of the incoming light), as well as in fibre optics, where the intrinsic stability of solitons is crucial when designing optical fibres for long-distance transmission. As the same mathematical models describe a wide range of physical systems, solitons also appear in the treatment of phenomena as diverse as shock waves and plasma, low-frequency oscillations in complex chemical structures such as DNA, and fluid dynamics. <br/><br/> Solitons are a recurring trait in the family tree of nonlinear differential equations. They also occur among the families of solutions of other equations that are directly related to, or nonlinear generalizations of, equations that shaped our understanding of the quantum world. In particular, the Schrödinger equation, which describes the time evolution of the quantum state associated with a physical system, has a nonlinear version which has soliton solutions, and which appear in the analysis of the interactions of some classes of subatomic particles. The nonlinear Schrödinger equation can also help describe rogue waves: unusually large spontaneous ocean surface waves that represent a threat even to ocean liners and super-tankers.. Offprint from the Report of the British Association for the Advancement of Science for 1844. Large 4to (), pp. 88 and 11 plates (one folding). Contemporary half-morocco, ruled and lettered in gilt, marbled edges and matching endpapers, a fine copy

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        The Naturalist's Library. Ornithology. Humming-Birds. In two volumes bound in one

      W H Lizars, Edinburgh 1834 - First edition bound in green leather over green cloth with gilt title on spine and raised bands. Marbled end papers with book plate on front paste down. Inscription on front free end paper. All edges gilt. Volume 1: Frontis of Linnaeus, hand-coloured vignette of bird's nest on half-title, 34 tissue guarded and hand-coloured plates as called for. 4 tissue guards missing. Pp. [xvi], iii, 147. Volume 2: Frontis of Pennant, hand-coloured vignette of bird on half-title, 30 tissue guarded and hand-coloured engraved plates as called for. Pp. [viii], iv, 4, 166. Index to both volumes. Occasional scattered foxing, mainly to tissue guards and text. Most plates un-marked and in very good condition. Approx 6 plates have slight marking or small area of foxing. Tight and good looking volume with a total of 64 very attractive plates. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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