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        Norway. Views of wild scenery : and journal.

      Ldn., Published by Hamilton, Adams, and Company. 1834. 4to. 1800-talls helskinnbind, rebacked med bruk av den originale ryggstripen. Helt gullsnitt. iv, (2), 85, (1 blank) s.. Schiötz 824 * og ** samt Schiötz 825 c ***. Et meget fint eksemplar i "proof state" medbundet plansjene fra "Appendix to Norway etc. etc"

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        The Beauties of Flora, with botanic and poetic illustrations: being a Selection of Flowers drawn from Nature. Arranged emblematically with Directions for Colouring them, by Eliza Eve Gleadall

      Eliza Eve Gleadall at Heath Hall, Wakefield 1834 - A flower "sentiment" book that transcends the genre! Privately printed, with only 115 copies produced for the list of subscribers. Small folio, measuring 13.5 by 10 inches, or 33.5 by 25.5 cm. viii, 40 pp., plus 20 hand-colored botanical plates, as well as title garland vignette. Nissen 715. Note a second series was issued two years later. Some scattered very light foxing on text leaves. Plates are very clean and bright. Modern half morocco binding is pristine. [Attributes: First Edition]

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        Suite of four highly accomplished watercolours: the original artwork by Nebel which served as the models for four lithographs published in his "Voyage Pittoresque et Archeologique dans la partie la plus interessante du Mexique"

      1834 - A marvellous suite of four highly-accomplished watercolours by Nebel, one of the most important illustrators working in Mexico during the first part of the 19th century. The watercolours all depict native and mestizo inhabitants situated in dry landscapes with hills in the background. The images represent a variety of local types and occupations including Indian women, men, and children, adult mestizos, coal miners, mule skinners, and fruit vendors. The costumes are portrayed with much attention to detail, particularly the embroidered clothing worn by the native women and the male laborer's costumes, and the foregrounds and background are finely rendered with light washes. A German architect and painter, Nebel travelled to Mexico in 1829 "to paint scenes of a country he knew from the writings of Humboldt, Antonio León y Gama, Bernal Díaz del Castillo, and Hernán Cortés. He remained in Mexico until 1834, visiting and painting the cities of Puebla, Zacatecas, Aguascalientes, Guadalajara, Veracruz, Jalapa, Mexico, and San Luis Potosí. He returned to Europe and in Paris prepared his memorable Voyage Pittoresque et Archeologique with its fifty plates" (Howgego). The university-trained artist "was drawn there at first by an interest in the archaeological remnants of the Aztec empire, but became a visual chronicler of modern Mexico as well. Nebel was one of many European artists intrigued by the landscape and peoples of the former Spanish empire in the Americas, barred from view for centuries, but from the 1820s onward open to both travel and investment, and of particular interest to the French and English. His book combines a taste for the picturesque with a clear-eyed evaluation of the country and its assets" (Miles & Reese). Nebel's Voyage Pittoresque et Archeologique was first published in Paris in 1836 with fifty lithographic plates, twenty of which were issued in color. Of these twenty, ten specifically portray local inhabitants of various classes; six of these are of natives or working- class mestizos. The present watercolours are the originals for four of these six images, including two of the three illustrations of Indians published in the Voyage. Comparison of these watercolours and the published images are instructive in regards to the lithographer's art and craft. The individuals in all of the lithographs are darker than in the original artwork. Certain details, such as elements of costumes and architectural motifs, are highlighted or expanded in the published images, while other visual elements in the foreground and background of the lithographs are given less emphasis than in the original. Such changes between the original watercolours and the printed images highlight the technical and aesthetic concerns of the lithographer and publisher creating reproduced images for the market. The four individual watercolors in this suite, with titles transcribed from the original pencil inscriptions and compared to the titles in the 1836 edition, are described as follow: 1."Indios carboneros y la moradora de la vecinidad de Mexico." (sheet size: 11 x 15 inches). The lithograph of this image is entitled "Indios carboneros y la buradores de la vecin dad de Mexico" while the accompanying printed text reads "Indios carboneros y laburadores de le vecindad de Mexico." Two Indian coal miners, one carrying a large wooden crate on his back which is secured by a head- brace, with an Indian woman carrying a child. The figures are accompanied by a mule transporting large wooden crates containing fruit. One of the men wears a handsome cloak of animal skins. 2. "Indios de la Sierra al S E de Mexico." (sheet size: 11 x 15 inches). This image is entitled "Indias de la Sierra al S.E. de Mexico" on the lithograph and in the printed text. Four Indian women in native costume, one holding flowers and accompanied by a young boy. All four women are wearing embroidered native clothing. Two of the women also have folded white cloths on their heads while the [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Polk, Chairman of the House Ways and Means Committee, wants the Commissioner of the General Land Office to explain the necessity of certain requested expenditures

      Autograph Letter Signed ?J.K. Polk? as Chairman of the House Ways and Means Committee, 1p, 8? x 9.75?. [Washington], February 1, 1834. To ?The Commissioner of the General Land Office,? Elijah Hayward. In the blank area beneath Polk?s ALS is an unsigned Autograph Note by Hayward in reply. Light ink smidge in upper left blank margin. Fine condition.In full, ?The Commissioner of the General Land Office will oblige the Committee of Ways & Means ?" by giving an explanation of the necessity which exists for the several appropriations asked in the annual estimates ?" for additional clerks hire ?" to bring up arrears and transcribe field notes in the several land offices; - of what do the arrears consist? What the necessity for transcribing &c ?" (Also an explanation of the item of $10,000 ?" asked for the purchase of making out ?renamed township plots -)?Hayward has underlined ?" underscored - the words Polk wrote in the parentheses and penned: ?The information (as to the enquiry u

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        The Magazine of Horticulture, Botany, and All Useful Discoveries and Improvements in Rural Affairs (Full Run for 1843)

      Boston & New York: Hovey & Co. , 1834. Complete year, 12 issues, 1843. In original green wraps, three issues with light wear to spines at head and heel. All 12 parts are clean and tight, like new. Amazingly preserved for their age. Some months with a few small in-text illustrations. Appear to be unread, leaves remain mostly uncut. Fine. . wrappers. Fine.

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        La Conquete des Airs, Reve Philosophique.

      Paris, Marchant, 1834.. 22 S. 8°, privater späterer Halbleinenband.. Schwach berieben, innen leichter gebräunt, gut erhalten. - In Französisch. Sehr selten! - Plaquette plutot etrange de l'histoire aeronautique dedie au renouveau de l'interet pour les voyages par voie des airs. M. Poujol definit la scene ou il se retrouve errant dans les jardins de Tivoli dans un jour particulierement beau, en s'interrogeant sur la societe et son merveilleux avenir dans l'aeronautique. Il finit par penser que la societe moderne ne consacre pas suffisamment d'attention a la possibilite de voler, une omission troublante qu'il espere remedier. Il souligne la passion de Louis XVI pour la navigation aerienne, mais il suggere aussi que Napoleon etait tres desireux d'essayer une invasion surprise de l'Angleterre par les airs. - Rare first edition (NUC notes a single copy) of this very early aeronautical fantasy, an impassioned plea for the aerostation as the basis for a world of harmony and perfection. This rather odd piece of aeronautical history is dedicated to the regeneration of interest in travelling by air, 'cet enfant du dix-huitieme siecle qui produirait en economie sociale, en morale, en politique, des resultats bien autrement merveilleux que ceux des chemins de fer'. M. Poujol sets the scene when he finds himself wandering around the Tivoli gardens on a particularly lovely day, pondering the wondrous future society of the air. It occurs to him that modern society is not devoting enough attention to the possibility of flight, an unnerving omission which he hopes to rectify with this account. As support, he takes time to point out that not only was the noted intellect Louis XVI a huge fan of the aeronaut, but he also suggests that Napoleon was very keen to try a surprise invasion of England by air.

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        Waarnemingen omtrent de horzel-maskers, welke in de maag van het paard huisvesten.

      Amsterdam, C. G. Sulpke, 1834.. 4to. (2), 143, (1) pp. With 6 hand-coloured engraved plates (1 folding, 5 full-page) by D. Sluyter after H. van Oort. Contemporary stiff grey wrappers.. Rare separate issue of Numan's detailed and beautifully illustrated study of the larvae of the equine botfly (family Oestridae), an internal parasite of horses. Alexander Numan (1780-1852) discusses the different species of botfly found in the stomachs of horses, the way the eggs are transferred to the intestines, their growth and development, the effect on the health of the host animal, and the various ways they may be removed. The essay appeared both in the Nieuwe Verhandelingen der eerste klasse van het Koninklijk-Nederlandse Instituut van Wetenschappen, and in the present, much rarer separate issue, where only the plates refer to the journal. - Numan completed his medical studies at Groningen in 1804. He wrote a prize-winning essay on the Keil dysentery epidemic of 1810, which appeared in 1812. In the same year he was asked to translate a veterinary manual and later to write his own, which went through five editions from 1819 to 1856. When the first Dutch veterinary school opened at Utrecht in 1821, no suitable professor could be found in the practice, and the position went to Numan. He went on to write many excellent articles, the best known of which discusses cow pox (1831). - Wrappers slightly damaged at spine, but still very good. A fine copy of a rare and well-illustrated essay by a pioneering veterinary researcher. - KVK (1 copy). NCC (4 copies). Not in Garrison/M., Landwehr Coloured Plates, Nissen ZBI.

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        Sichere Anleitung für Auswanderer und Reisende nach den Vereinigten Staaten von Nord-Amerika.

      Heilbronn, Classische Buchhandlung, 1834. - Mit 1 mehrfach gefalteten, gestochenen Karte. VI, (2) 298 Seiten, 1 Blatt. Halbleder der Zeit mit Rückenvergoldung. Mit einer umfassenden geographisch-politischen Beschreibung dieser Länder; nach dem neuesten Standpunkte bearbeitet und, mit besonderer Beziehung auf Deutschland, durch fortlaufende Anmerkungen erläutert. Nebst einem Anhange von Briefen aus Amerika an Freunde in Europa. - Engelmann I, 187. - Rückenkanten fachmännisch restauriert, Hinterdeckel mit Lichtrand. Sauberes und sehr gut erhaltenes Exemplar der seltenen Ausgabe. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Travels into Bokhara;

      London: John Murray,, 1834. being an Account of a Journey from India to Cabool, Tartary, and Persia; also a Narrative of a Voyage on the Indus, from the Sea to Lahore, with Presents from the King of Great Britain; performed under Orders of the Supreme Government of India, in the Years 1831,1832, and 1833. 3 volumes octavo (224 × 141 mm). Original boards, neatly rebacked to style with new paper labels. Stipple-engraved portrait frontispiece and a folding lithographic plate of the Buddhas of Bamyan to volume I; 2 engraved numismatic plates to volume II; engraved frontispiece view of Hyderabad and one other similar view, and two lithographed plates to volume III Boards just a little rubbed, the text largely clean, the plates, particularly the lithographic ones browned as usual, overall a very good wide-margined copy. First edition. Burnes sailed to Bombay to take up a cadetship in the Bombay Army, aged just 16. Within a year his grasp of Hindustani and Persian were such that he was made interpreter to the Bombay Grenadiers at Surat. In 1825 he became Persian interpreter, and thereafter quartermaster, to the Cutch field force, two years later transferring to Bombay as assistant quartermaster-general of the army, a year later becoming assistant to the British resident in Cutch. Burne's was the Great Game exponent par excellence; "Burnes excelled at political work. His linguistic ability combined with adventurousness, boundless self-confidence, and a certain diplomatic guile earmarked him for delicate political duties" (ODNB). In 1831,following his mission to deliver the gift of five dray horses from William IV to Ranjit Singh - and make a reconnaissance of the Indus - he reported to the Lord Bentinck at Simla. The governor-general, much impressed by the young officer, proposed "a much grander expedition across central Asia to Bokhara and beyond", designed to assess the extent of Russian incursions into Central Asia. In January 1832 Burnes set out from Ludhiana accompanied by Dr James Gerard, a Bengal army surgeon, and skilled surveyor in his own right; an Indian surveyor, Muhammad Ali; and a young munshi of Kashmiri descent, Mohan Lal. "The party travelled modestly, always in local dress, and variously represented themselves as Englishmen, Armenians, pilgrims, merchants—whatever the often hazardous circumstances seemed to require." They reached Bokhara in June; thence across the Turkoman desert to Mashhad, where Gerard, his precarious health undermined by the rigours of the journey left them, he died just a year later; on to the Caspian Sea, down to Tehran, and finally back by sea to Bombay. When Burnes returned to England with his report in 1833 he was greeted as a hero, he "received the gold medal of the Royal Geographical Society, was elected a fellow of the Royal Society and honorary member of the Royal Asiatic Society, and enjoyed a flattering audience with William IV". Anticipating a sensation, the publisher John Murray "... was quick to acquire Burnes's account of his journey … It was rushed through the press so as to steal a march on Arthur Conolly's book, which appeared a few months later, and Moorcroft's long-delayed posthumous work … [It] brought to the reader for the first time the romance, mystery and excitement of Central Asia. It was to prove an immediate bestseller, 900 copies being sold on the first day." (Hopkirk, Great Game, p151). A very nice copy in the boards, carefully restored. Armorial bookplate of Charles Rickards, Manchester businessman and patron of Whistler and Watts.

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        On Scheutz';s calculating machine", in The London, Edinburgh and Dublin Philosophical Magazine and Journal of Science, Fourth Series, Vol. 12, No. 78, December 1856, pp. 225-6

      FIRST EDITION IN ORIGINAL WRAPS OF RARE AND PARTICULARLY CURIOUS PAPER OFFERING DETAILED IMPROVEMENTS TO SCHEUTZ'S FULLY FUNCTIONAL MODEL OF BABBAGE'S DIFFERENCE ENGINE by one of Babbage's "most vigorous detractors" (Computer History Website). The credit of inventing the first computing machines goes to the two Stockholm Based scientists, George and Edvard Scheutz . "Inspired in 1834 by Babbage's work, Georg Scheutz (1785-1873) a Swedish printer, publisher, journalist, translator and inventor, set about building a difference engine of his own. At first, he speculated that just one of Babbage's engines 'would suffice the needs of the whole world'" (ibid). "Each of its long shafts holds disks, and each disk has wheels with ten teeth that correspond to marks in the disks. A scientist could set the disks with known figures, odd or even, turn a crank, and by reading down on each shaft, find the result of a calculation. "The Scheutzes had no interest in pleasing design. Their device worked well, though, for they had followed to practical completion the concepts of one of the 19th century's most brilliant minds. Inventor and philosopher, Babbage produced a prototype of the original Difference Engine as early as 1822, then kept adding refinements without ever quite finishing it. He enthusiastically endorsed the work of his friends Georg and Edvard Scheutz. But during the years it took them to complete their machine, the inventor's mind was groping toward a mechanical device that would go far beyond calculation. It would actually store the data that it produced, then reuse the information to add more. Babbage described this process as 'the engine eating its own tail' (Park, "What a difference the Difference Engine made: from Charles Babbage's calculator emerged today's computer," Smithsonian Magazine, Feb. 1996). During this period George Airy was Astronomer Royal from 1835-1881 and a highly influential advisor to the government whose opinions greatly impacted the fate of Babbage's engine; this makes it all the more curious that in this paper he offered suggestion to improving the Scheutze model of Babbage's engine. "The post of Astronomer Royal was the highest office in the civil science in England and carried with it responsibility for the Royal Observatory at Greenwich. Though not part of his official duties, Airy, through diligence and distinguished service, became de facto science adviser to the British Government and his views had a defining influence on the fate of Babbage's engines. In 1842 he advised the Treasury that the engines were 'useless' and that Babbage's project should be abandoned. The Government axed the project shortly after. Airy was not alone in his opposition. Astronomers in Sweden and France also rejected the utility of the machines. "Airy's opposition to the utility of the engines was reasoned and credible but confined to their potential use to practical tabulation, and mainly to practices at the Greenwich Observatory. He seemed immune to the broader mathematical potential of the engines despite his mathematical brilliance at university. Airy is often portrayed as a dull and unimaginative bureaucrat, influential but uninspired. Others see him as the voice of reason. In a published attack in 1851 Babbage accused Airy of rejecting the engines as part of a personal vendetta against him. Airy brushed off the intemperate lunge. In Babbage and Airy we have a visionary and a pragmatist. In the case of the engines, the pragmatist prevailed" (Computer History Website). CONDITION & DETAILS: London: Taylor and Francis., Volume 12., No. 78. September 1856. 4to (9 x 5.5 inches; 225 x 140mm). Complete. A fine unopened copy in the original printed wrappers.

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        Werke. Vollständige Ausgabe durch einen Verein von Freunden des Verewigten.

      Berlin, Duncker & Humblot, 1834-1887.. [Mischauflage]. 19 Bände und Supplement (= 24 Teile) in 21 Bänden. 8vo. Zusammen ca. 11890 Seiten. Mit 2 (wiederh.) gestochenen Proträts und 1 eingefalteten Handschiften-Faksimile. Halblederbände der Zeit auf 4 Schmuckbünden mit goldgeprägten Rückentiteln und etwas Rückenvergoldung; berieben und bestoßen, Leder etwas brüchig und teils mit meist kleineren, sorgfältig retuschierten Oberflächenläsuren, lediglich 3 Bände mit größeren, ebenfalls retuschierten Oberflächenläsuren; Gelenke teilweise hinterlegt, Vorsätze mit Namensstempel, bei den Bänden 10.2, 13, 16 und 17 der Rückenbezug am Kopf alt ergänzt, bei den Bänden 8 und 17 der Rückenbezug am Fuß ergänzt, hinteres Gelenk von Band 10.2 alt mit dünnem Leder überzogen.. Vollständiges Exemplar der bedeutenden ersten Hegel-Gesamtausgabe in einer Mischauflage. "In der Hegelschen Philosophie kulminiert das systematische Denken des "deutschen Idealismus", das innerhalb weniger Jahrzehnte in den Werken von Kant, Fichte, Schelling und Hegel eine historisch einmalige Höhe erreichte. Zugleich schließt diese historisch-dynamische Summe neuzeitlichen abendländischen Bewußtseins eine Epoche der großen systematischen Philosophie überhaupt ab." (NDB 8, 207). Mit dem meist fehlenden Band 19: Briefe von und an Hegel und dem Supplementband mit der Biographie Hegels von Karl Rosenkranz. In dieser Vollständigkeit und in uniformen zeitgenössischen Enbänden sehr selten. Die Bände 7,2 und 16-19 sowie Supplement in erster Auflage, Bände 1-7,1 und 10,1-15 in 2. Auflage, Bände 8 und 9 in 3. Auflage. Die Bände im Einzelnen: - I: Philosophische Abhandlungen. 2. Aufl. 1845. XXII; LI, 412 S. - II: Phänomenologie des Geistes. 2. Aufl. 1841. XII, 591 S., 2 Bll. (Anz.). - III: Wissenschaft der Logik. Erster Theil: Die objektive Logik. Erste Abtheilung: Die Lehre vom Seyn. 2. Aufl. 1841. VIII, 452 S. - [zusammen gebunden mit:] - IV: [Dass.] Zweite Abtheilung: Die Lehre vom Wesen. 2. Aufl. 1841. XII, 235 S. - V: Wissenschaft der Logik. Zweiter Theil: Die subjektive Logik, oder: die Lehre vom Begriff. 2. Aufl. 1841. VIII, 343 S. - VI: Encyclopädie der philosophischen Wissenschaften im Grundrisse. Erster Theil: Die Logik. 2. Aufl. 1843. XL, (2), 414 S. - VII,1: Vorlesungen über die Naturphilosophie / als der Encyclopädie der philosophischen Wissenschaften im Grundrisse Zweiter Theil. 2. Aufl. 1847. XXX, 698 S. - VII,2: Encyklopädie der philosophischen Wissenschaften im Grundrisse. Dritter Theil. Die Philosophie des Geistes. [Erste Auflage]. 1845. X, 470 S. - VIII: Grundlinien der Philosophie des Rechts oder Naturrecht und Staatswissenschaft im Grundrisse. 3. Aufl. 1854. XX, 432 S. - IX: Vorlesungen über die Philosophie der Geschichte. 3. Aufl. 1848. XXVI, 574 S. - X,1: Vorlesungen über die Aesthetik. Erster Theil. 2. Aufl. 1842. XX, 532 S. - X,2: Vorlesungen über die Aesthetik. Zweiter Theil. 2. Aufl. 1843. X, 465 S. - X,3: Vorlesungen über die Aesthetik. Dritter Theil. 2. Aufl. 1843. VIII, 581 S., 1 Bl. (Anz.). - XI: Vorlesungen über die Philosophie der Religion. Nebst einer Schrift über die Beweise vom Daseyn Gottes. Erster Theil. 2. Aufl. 1840. XX, 456 S. (S. XVIII-XX und 2 Bll. Anzeigen in die letzte Lage verbunden). - XII: [Dass.] Zweiter Theil. 2. Aufl. 1840. VI, 553 S. - XIII: Vorlesungen über die Geschichte der Philosophie. Erster Theil. 2. Aufl. 1840. XX, 375 S. (S. XIII-XVI vor S. IX verbunden). - XIV: Vorlesungen über die Geschichte der Philosophie. Zweiter Theil. 2. Aufl. 1842. VI, 517 S., 1 Bl. (Anz.). - XV: Vorlesungen über die Geschichte der Philosophie. Dritter Theil. 2. Aufl. 1844. VII, 624 S. - XVI: Vermischte Schriften. Erster Band. [Erste Auflage]. 1834. VI, 506 Seiten. (Inhalt: Dissertatio philosophica de Orbitis Planetarum, Aufsätze aus dem kritischen Journal der Philosophie, Fünf Gymnasial-Reden gehalten zu Nürnberg, Kritiken). - XVII: Vermischte Schriften. Zweiter Band. [Erste Auflage]. 1835. VI, 634 S. (Inhalt: Kritiken, Vorrede zu Hinrichs' Religionsphilosophie, Drei lateinische Reden, Schreiben in amtlichen Angelegenheiten, Aufsätze vermischten Inhalts, Briefe, Nachtrag zu den Briefen). - XVIII: Philosophische Propädeutik. [Erste Auflage]. 1840. XXII, (2), 205 S. [Beigebunden der Supplement-Band:] Rosenkranz, Karl. Georg Wilhelm Friedrich Hegel's Leben. Supplement zu Hegel's Werken. [Erste Auflage]. Berlin, 1844. XXXV, 566 S., 3 Bll. (Anz.). Mit 1 von K. Barth gestochenen Porträt Hegels. - XIX: Briefe von und an Hegel. Hrsg. von Karl Hegel. 2 Teile in 1 Band. [Erste Auflage]. 1887. XII, 430; (4), 399 S. Mit 1 gestochenen Porträt und 1 faksimilierten Handschrift. - Papierbedingt etwas gebräunt, vereinzelt auch stockfleckig, Titel und Vortitel sowie je Band 1-2 Textblätter im Fußsteg mit Namensstempel; wenige Bände im Kopfsteg mit schwachem Wasserrand. - Ziegenfuss I, 485; Goedeke V, 10, 25.

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        Medical Botany: or, Illustrations and Descriptions of the Medical Plants of the London, Edinburgh and Dublin Pharmacopoeias: Comprising a Popular and Scientific Account of all those Poisonous Vegetables, that are Indigenous to Great Britain

      London: John Churchill. Very Good. 1834. Hardcover. Three Volume Set. London, 1834-1836. 235 x 150 mm with 185 very nicely hand-coloured engraved plates. Contemporary half green- black morocco; raised gilt-foliated bands; marbled edges. A handsome, sound, usable set.; Royal Ocvavo; Additional images and further information provided upon request. Please note this set will require additional postage. .

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        Dai Nihon yochi benran [Japanese Atlas including double-page world map by Giko Yamazaki]

      Japan: Tsu: copyright by Yamazaki-ke, Tenpo 5, that is, 1834. Two volumes, small quarto; xylographically printed and sewn in the Japanese manner paper, brief textual introduction, the bulk of the work double-page maps of Japan (39 in the first volume, 32 in the second), but also with an important single hemisphere map of the world, worming affecting the margins of much of one volume (world map not affected), the wrappers a bit sunned and marked, but an attractive set; in a modern bookform box. With a deliberately antiquarian world map. A wonderful two-volume woodblock atlas of Japan published in 1834, including an anachronistic double hemisphere map which shows a world view dating from at least a century earlier. The work includes contributions by Saito Ken and Yamazaki Giko. The maps of Japanese prefectures include notes on rivers and topographical features, and were engraved by Yamazaki and Shogetsudo. Smaller Japanese islands such as Shikoko are shown on the map, but the larger islands such as Kyushu are shown district by district. The world map is particularly interesting as it is profoundly antiquated, depicting a version of New Holland similar to that of Thevenot's famous seventeenth century map, except that here Tasman's southern discoveries have been ignored and the Australian mainland is still shown as attached to a version of the "Great Southern Land". Similarly, on the northwest coast of America California is depicted as an island. The entire work was recently scanned from a copy in Tulane University and can be seen in their "Japanese Historical Maps" collection (via http://luna.ts.tulane.edu/luna/servlet). Loosely inserted in one volume is an attractive old receipt from a Kyoto bookshop.

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        On Scheutz';s calculating machine", in The London, Edinburgh and Dublin Philosophical Magazine and Journal of Science, Fourth Series, Vol. 12, No. 78, December 1856, pp. 225-6

      - FIRST EDITION IN ORIGINAL WRAPS OF RARE AND PARTICULARLY CURIOUS PAPER OFFERING DETAILED IMPROVEMENTS TO SCHEUTZ'S FULLY FUNCTIONAL MODEL OF BABBAGE'S DIFFERENCE ENGINE by one of Babbage's "most vigorous detractors" (Computer History Website). The credit of inventing the first computing machines goes to the two Stockholm Based scientists, George and Edvard Scheutz . "Inspired in 1834 by Babbage's work, Georg Scheutz (1785-1873) a Swedish printer, publisher, journalist, translator and inventor, set about building a difference engine of his own. At first, he speculated that just one of Babbage's engines 'would suffice the needs of the whole world'" (ibid). "Each of its long shafts holds disks, and each disk has wheels with ten teeth that correspond to marks in the disks. A scientist could set the disks with known figures, odd or even, turn a crank, and by reading down on each shaft, find the result of a calculation. "The Scheutzes had no interest in pleasing design. Their device worked well, though, for they had followed to practical completion the concepts of one of the 19th century's most brilliant minds. Inventor and philosopher, Babbage produced a prototype of the original Difference Engine as early as 1822, then kept adding refinements without ever quite finishing it. He enthusiastically endorsed the work of his friends Georg and Edvard Scheutz. But during the years it took them to complete their machine, the inventor's mind was groping toward a mechanical device that would go far beyond calculation. It would actually store the data that it produced, then reuse the information to add more. Babbage described this process as 'the engine eating its own tail' (Park, "What a difference the Difference Engine made: from Charles Babbage's calculator emerged today's computer," Smithsonian Magazine, Feb. 1996). During this period George Airy was Astronomer Royal from 1835-1881 and a highly influential advisor to the government whose opinions greatly impacted the fate of Babbage's engine; this makes it all the more curious that in this paper he offered suggestion to improving the Scheutze model of Babbage's engine. "The post of Astronomer Royal was the highest office in the civil science in England and carried with it responsibility for the Royal Observatory at Greenwich. Though not part of his official duties, Airy, through diligence and distinguished service, became de facto science adviser to the British Government and his views had a defining influence on the fate of Babbage's engines. In 1842 he advised the Treasury that the engines were 'useless' and that Babbage's project should be abandoned. The Government axed the project shortly after. Airy was not alone in his opposition. Astronomers in Sweden and France also rejected the utility of the machines. "Airy's opposition to the utility of the engines was reasoned and credible but confined to their potential use to practical tabulation, and mainly to practices at the Greenwich Observatory. He seemed immune to the broader mathematical potential of the engines despite his mathematical brilliance at university. Airy is often portrayed as a dull and unimaginative bureaucrat, influential but uninspired. Others see him as the voice of reason. In a published attack in 1851 Babbage accused Airy of rejecting the engines as part of a personal vendetta against him. Airy brushed off the intemperate lunge. In Babbage and Airy we have a visionary and a pragmatist. In the case of the engines, the pragmatist prevailed" (Computer History Website). CONDITION & DETAILS: London: Taylor and Francis., Volume 12., No. 78. September 1856. 4to (9 x 5.5 inches; 225 x 140mm). Complete. A fine unopened copy in the original printed wrappers.

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        THE NATURAL HISTORY OF HUMMING - BIRDS.

      Edinburgh, W. H. Lizars, and Sterling and Kenney, 1834 and 1833.Naturalist's Library series, 1834 and 1833. 2 volumes, a mixed set, Volume I is a second edition 1834, Volume II is a first edition 1833. Small 8vo, approximately 170 x 100 mm, 6¾ x 4 inches, portrait frontispiece in each volume, hand - coloured vignette on each engraved title page, and 64 delightful hand - coloured plates with tissue guards engraved by W. H. Lizars, who was a painter and engraver as well as publisher, plus memoirs of Linnaeus and Welsh zoologist Thomas Pennant whose portraits head the volumes, pages: (16), 191; (4), iv, (3), 166 including index, pagination of prelims in Volume I slightly erratic but collated and guaranteed complete, bound in contemporary half calf over marbled sides, gilt decorated raised bands to spine, gilt rules, blind stamped decoration in compartments, contrasting gilt lettered morocco labels, light red speckling to edges. Light rubbing to extremities, head of spine very slightly worn on Volume I, slight offsetting from portraits onto engraved title pages, very occasional light foxing to text, margin of 1 plate slightly foxed in Volume II, no tissue guards in Volume II resulting occasional slight offsetting to facing text page. Bindings tight and firm, a very good set. MORE IMAGES ATTACHED TO THIS LISTING, ALL ZOOMABLE. FURTHER IMAGES ON REQUEST. POSTAGE AT COST.

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        THE ART OF WINE - MAKING, IN ALL ITS BRANCHES. To which is added an appendix, concerning cider and perry.

      London, F.J. Mason, 1834.FIRST EDITION 1834, 8vo, approximately 215 x 135 mm, 8½ x 5½ inches, diagrams in the text, pages: (8), 123, (1), bound in modern burgundy diced calf, gilt rules and gilt lettered black morocco label to spine, new endpapers. Pale damp staining to inner and lower margins of title page and following 15 leaves, encroaching slightly on text but not affecting legibility at all, recurring in inner margin from page 73 to the end, occasional fox spots. A very good copy. Part I is on Wine - making in warm countries, foreign wines, diseases of wine; Part II deals with wine - making in cold countries, from English grapes, fruit and other vegetables; the Appendix from page 111 to the end is on cider and perry. Gabler, Wine into Words, page 37, G13750. MORE IMAGES ATTACHED TO THIS LISTING. POSTAGE AT COST.

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        BRITISH PHAENOGAMOUS BOTANY

      Published by W. Baxter, 1834. 2nd edition.. Hardback. Very Good. Very good condition with no wrapper. British Phaenogamous Botany; or Figures and Descriptions of the Genera of British Flowering Plants. 6 volumes (bound in five), 1834 - 40. Printed title pages with engraved foliate border to each volume. 509 hand-coloured engraved plates. Full calf binding with gilt decorations and spines with contrasting morocco labels. 2nd edition. Published by the author. Sold by J.H. Parker and by Whittaker, Treacher and Co., London. All plates present. Slight foxing to prelims. A few of the covers have small scuff marks. Contents and plates clean and bright. Overall a handsome set. [S]

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        Die Heilige Elisabeth, 1834

      1834. Kupferstich auf Papier. Inschrift unter der Darstellung: 'DIE HEILIGE ELISABETH./ Genaue Nachbildung einer Zeichnung von H. Näke/welche sich nebst dem großen danach ausgeführten Oehlgemälde in der Sammlung des Herrn v. Quandt in Dresden befindet/ Angekauft vom Sächs. Kunstverein auf das Jahr 1835'. Signatur des Künstlers 'H. Näke del. et pinx.' & 'E. Stölzel sc. 1834.'. Prägedruck der Vignette des Sächsischen Kunstvereins. Papier: 30,6 cm x 42,4 cm, Platte: 22,0 cm x 26,5 cm, Darstellung: 14,8 cm x 22,4 cm. Professionell unter säurefreiem Museumspassepartout montiert.. Das lange verschollen geglaubte Gemälde von Naeke zeigt das Wesen der deutsch-römischen Romantik und ist eines der Hauptwerke der deutschen Nazarenerkunst.

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        Lettere inedite di Alessandro Volta.

      - Pesaro, dalla Tipografia Nobili, 1834, 8vo legatura coeva imn mezza pelle con titoli e fregi dorati al dorso, pp. 212 con una tavola incisa in fine (piccola mancanza restaurata all'angolo inferiore dx). Con l'elogio a Volta scritto dal Professor Pietro Configliacchi. Raccolta di 56 lettere indirizzate a diversi personaggi dell'epoca: Milord Cooper, Marsilio Landriani, al Canonico Bellani, Michele Araldi, a sua moglie e a suo fratello, a Marsilio Landriani, al Gioeni, al Mocchetti, a Serafino Volta. Raro.

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        PRINCIPIOS DIDACTICOS DE MATERIA, MEDICA, ESTERNA, APENDICE AGUAS MINERALES

      . Zustand: Excelente Einband: Encuadernacion de tapa dura. Barcelona. 303 pag. 15x11.1834. Ejemplar de Naturismo y plantas medicinales. Buena Obra y dificil en comercio. Ref 8.3 Biblioteca A.

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        Blütenstengel einer Iris und Ackerwinde.

      . Aquarell und Deckfarben, über Bleistift, auf bräunlichem festem Velin, rechts unten signiert "Ida Gfv: Münster", links unten bezeichnet und datiert "Derneburg Nov. a 1834.". 33,1:23,2 cm. Insgesamt nicht ganz frisch. Horizontale Knickfalten oben und unten geglättet.. Ãœber die Künstlerin, Tochter des Grafen G.W.A. von Münster-Meinhövel, ist kaum etwas bekannt. 1807 ehelichte sie den dänischen Diplomaten Carl Emil Moltke und bekam drei Kinder (1811, 1815 und 1822). Zum Zeitpunkt der Entstehung des Blattes hielt sie sich wohl im säkularisierten Kloster Derneburg im Landkreis Hildesheim auf, seit 1815 Wohnsitz des Grafen Ernst zu Münster. Botanische Pflanzenstudien erfreuten sich nicht nur bei Wissenschaftlern, sondern auch bei Malern und Zeichnern, insbesondere auch bei künstlerisch tätigen Frauen seit spätestens dem 18. Jahrhundert großen Interesses.

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        Panoramaansicht, "Panorama von Coblenz".

      . Aquatinta v. Martens n. Dielmann, 1834, 14,3 x 76,3. Engelmann, S. 390. - Dort mit 1834 datiert. Blick von der Rheinuferstr (nördl. von Ehrenbreitstein) auf das Deutsche Eck und die Moselmündung, links die Festung Ehrenbreitstein. Insbesondere die beiden Uferpartien von Koblenz ( Mosel- und Rheinfront), sowie deren Anbindung an die gegenüberliegende Flußseite durch die Schiff- und Balduinsbrücke werden durch dieses Panorama sehr gut gezeigt. Gestochen wurde dieses Panorama von Martens für den Verlag Jügel in Frankfurt.

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        Neues Nummern-Büchlein der grossen und kleinen Stadt Basel und deren Bahn..

      Basel, Jakob Heinrich von Mechel, 1834. kl.-8°, 3 bl., 151 S., mit 76 eingeschobene Leerblättern, dazwischen), 5 lithogr. Tafeln. m 7 Ansichten der Stadt (Münster, Rheinbrücke, Rathaus; Schifflände; Pont du Rhin; Vue de la Cathedrale et de la nouvelle Biblioteque; Vue d'une parti du petite Basle., Kart. d. Zeit (Rücken erneuert), Etwas beireben und gebräunt, einige wenige innen sauber. Preis in CHF: 990. Heinrich Weiss (1779-1842) war "Provisor an der Knabenschule zu Barfüssern 1806-1821, Verfasser einer Anzahl heute noch viel benützter Bürger- und Geschlechterverzeichnisse". HBLS VII/462, BII.

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        The Floricultural Cabinet and Florists Magazine ( Complete Run from 1-16 Fine Bindings )

      London: Whittaker and Co , 1834. Books measure 8 1/2 x 5 1/2 inches. 16 volumes bound in 8. 196 coloured plates. Bound in half calf, ( not recently ), retaining the original marble board. Gilt fleur de lys design within compartments. Marble boards light rubbed, with some loss of pattern. All bindings in very good clean firm condition. Internally, some occasional light spotting. Pages and plates in very good clean condition. A very nice run, in very attractive bindings. . Second Edition. Very Good Plus. 8vo.

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        Chart of the Euxine or Black Sea, and the Sea of Azov; with Plans of the Harbours. Constructed on the Authorities described in the New Directory for the Mediterranean and Black Seas.

      1834 - London: Richard Holmes Laurie, c.1834. Dissected and laid on linen, as issued, with green embossed slipcase, with James Wyld's label pasted on case and map. 640 by 1000mm. Antique nautical chart of the Black Sea, with an inset of the Bosphorus, by John Purdy (1773-1843) a noted hydrographer who worked for Laurie & Whittle and later for Richard Holmes Laurie, whose monogram appears under the title of this chart.

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        Prose Sketches and Poems, Written in the Western Country.

      Boston: Light & Horton, 1834. - 8vo., bound in 6's (7 3/8 x 4 ¾ inches). (Expert marginal repair to page 103/104 not affecting the text; light spotting throughout). Fine folding engraved map of "Mexico and Guatimala" with original hand coloring in full. Original dark green moiré cloth, with title stamped in gilt on spine (rebacked preserving the remains of the original spine, endpapers renewed). First edition. "Pike was one of the first Anglo-American authors to use the Southwest as a setting for his writings" (Plains & Rockies IV:50). "This seems to be the first published account of a journey in modern times across the Texas Panhandle. It is an unusual book by an unusual man, who besides hunting for furs on the Plains, wrote poetry and was later a leading lawyer of the Southwest" (Streeter 1150). This copy includes a beautiful map of Mexico and Guatimala, originally published in Grigg's American School Atlas (1830), tipped in before page 105, which is unrelated to the text. Though born in Boston, Pike set out for the West in 1831, stopping in St. Louis; Independence, Missouri; Taos, New Mexico; Texas; and Fort Smith, Arkansas, with much of his journey on foot. He eventually settled in Arkansas in 1833, becoming a teacher and journalist before being admitted to the bar in 1837. Pike fought in both the Mexican-American War and the Civil War, siding with the Confederacy. He was appointed as Confederate Envoy to the Native Americans, and negotiated a number of treaties during his tenure, the most important of which with Cherokee Chief John Ross in 1861. For more information about this book, or a warm welcome to see it and other books in our library at 72nd Street, NYC, please contact Megan Scauri, M.A., M.L.S., in the Rare Book Department. Bookseller Inventory #72MMS47. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        H.C.S. Macqueen off the Start, 26th. January 1832

      Published by W.J. Huggins, London 1834 - A fine image of an East-Indiaman making sail. William Huggins served for several years at sea in the service of the East India Compnay, and on his return to London was regularly employed to paint carefully detailed pictures of the company's ships. The present image is from this body of work and shows the Honourable Company Ship Macqueen making sail in crowded waters (12 other vessels are visible). Colour-printed aquatint, finished by hand, by C. Rosenberg after Huggins.

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        La Conquete des Airs, Reve Philosophique

      Paris: Marchant, Editeur, 1834. Octavo, 22 pp.; a fine copy in the original printed blue paper wrappers preserved in a modern quarter cloth binding. Rare first edition (NUC notes a single copy) of this very early aeronautical fantasy, an impassioned plea for the aérostation as the basis for a world of harmony and perfection. This rather odd piece of aeronautical history is dedicated to the regeneration of interest in travelling by air, 'cet enfant du dix-huitième siècle qui produirait en économie sociale, en morale, en politique, des résultats bien autrement merveilleux que ceux des chemins de fer'. M. Poujol sets the scene when he finds himself wandering around the Tivoli gardens on a particularly lovely day, pondering the wondrous future society of the air. It occurs to him that modern society is not devoting enough attention to the possibility of flight, an unnerving omission which he hopes to rectify with this account. As support, he takes time to point out that not only was the noted intellect Louis XVI a huge fan of the aeronaut, but he also suggests that Napoleon was very keen to try a surprise invasion of England by air.

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        Tivoli, Haus via de Colle 7.

      . Bleistift, auf gelblichem Velin. 21,2:35,8 cm. Knickfalte in der rechten oberen Ecke. Entstanden vermutlich nach der Lithographie von L. Kuntz oder Fr. Eisenlohr, 1834, nach einer Zeichnung von E. Fries, entstanden 1826 (vgl. S. Wechsler, Ernst Fries (1801-1833). Heidelberg, 2000, Nr. 470 mit Abbildung (Zeichnung) sowie Nr. 822 mit Abbildung (Lithographie).. "[...] von seinen Reisen in Italien existieren ansehnliche Sammlungen von Zeichnungen und Aquarellen, namentlich aus Pompeji (im Besitz der Familie) [...]" (zit. aus: Weizsäcker-Dessoff: Kunst und Künstler in Frankfurt am Main im neunzehnten Jahrhundert, Frankfurt 1907, S. 107). Nach einem Studium von 1821-1825 am Polytechnikum in Karlsruhe ließ sich der als Architekt tätige Peipers in Frankfurt nieder. Studienreisen führten ihn nach Italien und Frankreich. Er leitete den Bau der Alten Börse in Frankfurt, nach Entwürfen A. Stülers (1800-1865). 1864-1865 und 1872-1873 war Peipers Vorsitzender der Frankfurter Künstlergesellschaft.

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        Englische Bibliothek. Eine fortlaufende Auswahl des Anziehendsten und des Neuesten aus englischen Taschenbüchern und Zeitschriften in sorgfältig bearbeiteten Uebertragungen.

      Braun, Karlsruhe (1-3) bzw. Marr, Karlsruhe und Baden (4-6) 1834-1838.. Jahrgänge 1 bis 4 = Bände 1 bis 6 (alles erschienene). Ca. 21 x 13 cm (oktav). (I): VIII, 585, (1) Seiten (Seiten 371/72 bei der Paginierung ausgelassen, S. 387/88 doppelt verwendet). (II): V, (3), 576 Seiten. (III): VIII, 716 Seiten. (IV): VI, (2), 576 Seiten und 7 Bl. Verlagsanzeigen. (V): VIII, 576 (recte: 578, da 478/79 doppelt verwendet) Seiten. (VI): X, 582 Seiten. Schlichte Halblederbände der Zeit ohne Rückentitel. Einbände berieben und beschabt, aufgeplatzte Außengelenke von Band 2 geklebt. Bände 1 bis 3 durchgehend stark, Bände 4 bis 6 teils mäßig, teils stark gebräunt und stockfleckig (mit leicht stockigem Geruch).. Mit Beiträgen aus englischen und amerikanischen Zeitungen und Zeitschriften etc. mit den Kapiteln: "Erzählungen und Novellen. Kleine Reise- und Natur-Gemälde, Skizzen zur Länder- und Völker-Kunde, Schilderungen des gesellschaftlichen und eigentlichen Volkslebens. Seebilder, Seeabneteuer, Schilderungen aus dem Seemanns- und Schiffsleben. Biographische Züge merkwürdiger Zeitgenossen". Mit Erläuterungen und Anmerkungen des Ãœbersetzers. Sehr selten: laut KVK kein Exemplar (auch kein Einzelband) in einer deutschen Bibliothek, laut WorldCat nur ein vollständiges Exemplar in der National Library of Scotland sowie wenige unvollständige Exemplare (British Library nur 1 bis 4).

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        "Landleute aus dem bayerischen Hochgebirge". Elf Männer, Frauen und Kinder in Tracht, stehend und sitzend bei einer Rast im Gebirge.

      . Radierung von C. Heinzmann, dat. 1834, 14 x 24,5 cm.. Abb. 124 in "Rattelmüller (Hrsg.), Dirndl, Janker, Lederhosen"; Lentner 12296: "Selten!"; Slg. Maillinger, Bd. II, Nr. 1673; Andresen, Handb. Bd. I, Heinzmann 1; Nagler, Heinzmann 1: "schön radiert". - Einer der Bauern ist derselbe wie auf Heinzmanns Lithographie "Bauer aus Eschenlohe". - Mit Rändchen um die Plattenkante. Im Schriftbereich unten vereinzelt schwach fleckig. Reizende Szene!

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        Extracts from the Letters and Journals of George Fletcher Moore, Esq. Now filling a Judicial Office at the Swan River Settlement

      London and Dublin: Orr and Smith, W. Curry, 1834. , , Esq. now filling a judicial office at the Swan River Settlement… Small octavo, folding map, some scattered foxing; a fine copy in contemporary half polished calf withdrawn from the library of Lincoln's Inn (with gilt armorial crest to lower spine). Aboriginal tribes of the Swan River. First edition of this rare book in the preferred issue with the folding map. Portions of Moore's letters were first published in slim pamphlets in Dublin in 1832; these are extremely rare. This longer edition, also rare, contains further letters and more detailed extracts which cover in rich personal detail the first five years of settlement. Moore, a lawyer, landed proprietor, diarist, and the colony's advocate-general arrived at the Swan River Settlement on the brig Cleopatra in 1830; over the following decades he became a large land-holder at his property Millendon and was appointed advocate-general. Less than a month after arriving in the settlement, Moore accompanied the colonial secretary on a search-party to find Aborigines implicated in a robbery. From this period on he would express sympathetic concern for the local tribes, and made a sustained effort to learn their language and understand their stories: this interest culminated in his later vocabulary of the dialects of the region. Moore was also an enthusiastic explorer who took part in several inland expeditions: he traced the Swan River to the Avon; helped discover the York district; discovered the Moore River and good land near Northam; and was sent to examine the Champion Bay district following Grey's report.

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        An Act to empower His Majesty to erect South Australia into a British Province or Provinces

      London: George Eyre and Andrew Spottiswoode, 1834. Foolscap folio, numbered pp. 789-796, name clipped from head of first leaf (no loss of text); otherwise a fine copy in full red crushed morocco by Sangorski, gilt. South Australia declared. The South Australia Act: the formal creation of the new colony. The Act, which is dated 15 August 1834, provided for the settlement of a province on the lands between 132 and 141 degrees East longitude, and between the Southern Ocean, and 26 degrees South latitude, including the islands adjacent to the coastline. The Act largely reflected the views and pioneering work of Edward Gibbon Wakefield, who saw control of land sales as a way to finance the development of a colony.

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        A rare and early document from Abraham Lincoln's years in New Salem, Illinois - one of only two manuscript land surveys in his hand that have appeared on the market in the past forty years!<br>

      Rare and early Autograph Document Signed "A. Lincoln" as Deputy Surveyor of Sangamon County, Illinois, 6.75" x 12", [near Cantrall, Illinois], September 5, 1834, a survey for a plot of land for William G. Cantrall. Expected folds, one of which intersects Lincoln's signature but does not detract, light toning, margins slightly irregular, else very good. A twenty-five year old Lincoln performs a survey for a family who also hailed from his home state of Kentucky. Reads, in full: "Surveyed for William G. Cantrill [sic, Cantrall] the following tract of land (to Wit) Beginning at the South East corner of the West half of the North East quarter of Section 20 in Township 17 North of Range 5 West at a White Oak, 20 inches in diameter bearing South 60 degrees West 33 Links Thence West 31 chains & 50 Links to a Hickory 20 in & 50 Links to a Hickory 20 inches N 48 W. 25 Links Thence North 20 chains to a stake Thence East 31 chains & 50 Links to a Spanish Oak 20 inche

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        Hawking [To Sir John Maxwell, of Pollock, Bart. This plate is taken from a Picture, in the posession of Mr. Fleming of Borochan is most respectfully Dedicated, By His, most obliged and humble Servants R. & J. Finlay]

      R. & J. Finlay, [Glasgow 1834 - A very fine image and a technical masterpiece of the print-maker's art. This excellent print depicts Malcolm Fleming of Barochan (1745-1811), the Grand Falconer of Scotland, astride his hunter with a peregrine at his fist. Immediately in front of him stands his falconer, John Anderson, with two birds on his wrist. His assistant sits calmly with two further birds. At their feet are six retreiving dogs of various breeds and colours. In the mid ground can be seen the Barochan Tower from which Fleming took his name. 'Howe obtained a great reputation for his skill in drawing horses and cattle, and was employed in drawing portraits of well-known animals for a series of illustrations of British domestic animals, published by the Highland Society of Scotland to stimulate breeding. He was also commissioned by Sir John Sinclair to draw examples of various breeds of cattle. A set of fourteen engravings of horses from drawings by Howe were published and, for the most part, engraved by W. H. Lizar, at Edinburgh in 1824, and a series of forty-five similar engravings of horses and cattle was published in 1832. Howe came once to London to paint the horses of the royal stud, but resided principally at Edinburgh, where he was a frequent exhibitor at the Edinburgh exhibitions, Royal Institution, and Royal Scottish Academy from 1808 to the time of his death. In 1815 he visited the field of Waterloo, and painted a picture of the battle, which he exhibited at the Royal Academy in London in 1816' ( DNB ). Mellon British Sporting and Animal Prints p.104; Schwerdt III p.179; Siltzer p.333; Whitman Charles Turner (1907) no.760. Etching, engraving roulette and mezzotint, printed in colours, with occasional touches of hand-colouring, by Charles Turner of London, after James Howe of Edinburgh (margins close-shaved, the lower margin shaved with loss to the title).

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        Extracts from the Letters and Journals of George Fletcher Moore, Esq. Now filling a Judicial Office at the Swan River Settlement?

      Orr and Smith, W. Curry, London and Dublin 1834 - , , Esq. now filling a judicial office at the Swan River Settlement? Small octavo, folding map, some scattered foxing; a fine copy in contemporary half polished calf withdrawn from the library of Lincoln's Inn (with gilt armorial crest to lower spine). Aboriginal tribes of the Swan River. First edition of this rare book in the preferred issue with the folding map. Portions of Moore's letters were first published in slim pamphlets in Dublin in 1832; these are extremely rare. This longer edition, also rare, contains further letters and more detailed extracts which cover in rich personal detail the first five years of settlement. Moore, a lawyer, landed proprietor, diarist, and the colony's advocate-general arrived at the Swan River Settlement on the brig Cleopatra in 1830; over the following decades he became a large land-holder at his property Millendon and was appointed advocate-general. Less than a month after arriving in the settlement, Moore accompanied the colonial secretary on a search-party to find Aborigines implicated in a robbery. From this period on he would express sympathetic concern for the local tribes, and made a sustained effort to learn their language and understand their stories: this interest culminated in his later vocabulary of the dialects of the region. Moore was also an enthusiastic explorer who took part in several inland expeditions: he traced the Swan River to the Avon; helped discover the York district; discovered the Moore River and good land near Northam; and was sent to examine the Champion Bay district following Grey's report. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        La Geografia en Laminas y Mapas , con el retrato y descricion de los usos, Trages y Costumbres de todas las naciones, traducida libremente del frances por D.W.T de M

      Barcelona: por los herederos de D. Agustin Roca, 1834. Oblong octavo, engraved frontispiece, title and 32 plates; a fine copy in original printed boards, spine renewed. A very good copy of this very rare illustrated Spanish edition of the costumes of the world, after the original French publication La Géographie en estampes ou mÅ“urs et costumes des différens peuples de la terre (Paris, 1815). The French edition seems to have been republished several times, but this is the only edition of this Spanish translation of which we are aware. Each of the four main sections - Europe, Asia, Africa, the Americas - has its own engraved map as a section head, the maps with interesting animals in the surrounds: the American map, for example, is surrounded by a turkey, bear, seal, beaver and a llama. The American section includes a diverse range of nationalities, including Canadians, Greenlanders, Cubans, Californians, and Patagonians, but concludes with an engraving showing Tahitians and Sandwich Islanders, with a note that these island groups are separated from America by an immense ocean, but are nonetheless the most significant in the region. New Holland makes an unusual appearance as the most distant part of Asia, although this is as much to do with convenience as geography. The Asian section begins with the Turks, and meanders its way south-eastward, featuring groups such as the Arabs, Persians, Indians, Chinese, Japanese, Tartars, Georgians, Kamchatkans, and Filipinos, before coming to rest in New Holland. The accompanying note for New Holland is perhaps surprisingly general, but does include facts such as how this "fifth part of the world" is as big as all of Europe, and now has several substantial English settlements, as well as very brief notes on the mineral wealth and animals of the continent. The engraved frontispiece is a tableau featuring a woman surrounded by the instruments of navigation, including a large terrestrial globe, charts, and telescopes; she gestures with her left hand towards a ship, while the names of Cook, La Pérouse and Bougainville are written on oval-shaped tablets at her feet.

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        Mandach Gütli.- Sepiazeichnung von 1834 des sogenannten "Mandach-Gütli", einem Anwesen bei Schaffhausen, Sommerhaus der Familie von Mandach, die verblasste Inschrift auf dem Rahmen lautet "Gehört Caroline Mandach von Julie Oschwald empfangen Schaffhouse 1834". Die Zeichung stammt also wohl von Julie Oschwald, einer Freundin von Caroline von Mandach (1818 - 1871), 2 weitere Dorsualnotizen lauten: "Maison natale de grand'maman Caroline Niehans - de Mandach, nee a Schaffhouse" und "Maison natale de l'arriere-grand'mere des enfants Reutter", dazu ein eingeklebter Zettel mit genealogischen Angaben von F. Cuendet, datiert 1935. Das Bild zeigt das Anwesen mit Garten und darin 2 Frauengestalten und einer weiteren Person im Hintergrund, in schwarzem Holzrahmen unter Glas,

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        Naturgeschichte und Abbildungen der Menschen und der Saugethiere

      Zurich: J.J. Honnegger, circa, 1834. Folio, 74 lithograph plates, original pale yellow front wrapper bound in; some significant foxing to some plates although mostly to the margins, letterpress with browning and spotting, watermarking to the edge of many plates but not affecting the images; altogether a very good copy in contemporary half calf with marbled boards, spine sunned, repaired at head. Rare, revised edition of this zoological study of mammals, including many Australian species, with fine illustrations of the Tasmanian tiger, wombat, kangaroo and platypus. The plates are newly engraved by Honegger. The author Schinz served as professor of zoology at Zurich, where he founded the zoological collection and wrote a number of works in related fields including similar studies of branches of zoology and anthropology. Schinz prepared a great series of such works, including a history of birds, reptiles, fish, and, given his concomitant interest in ethnography, another anthropological work on the peoples of the world. This is a particularly uncommon work and, as is always the case with the prolific Schinz, it is bibliographically complex. A different two-volume work by Schinz with a similar title was first published in Zürich in 1824, but this Honnegger edition appears to have been first published in 1834 (see another copy held in the Staatsbibliothek in Berlin, although the Berlin copy has 125 pp. of letterpress, while the present copy has 128 pp.). A second revised Honegger edition, easily recognised by the updated imprint "In der Honeggerschen Lithographischen Anstalt", was published in 1840. No copy of any of these editions appears to be held in any Australian collection.

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        Babbage&#39;s Calculating Engine [ running Title ]

      Boston: Lilly, Wait, Colman, and Holden, 1834. Disbound. Very Good. [2], [263]-545 pages. Cancel title page (?) with Boston imprint (published originally in Edinburgh). We offer Volume LIX, April-July 1934, a quarterly issue of "The Edinburgh Review, Or Critical Journal" with the Boston imprint. The Lardner/Babbage article appears on pages 263-327 and includes 5 engravings in the text of calculator dials. Front and rear wraps are lacking, remnants of the spine label and paper remain. Occasional light foxing. The whole housed in a custom cloth clamshell case with gold spine lettering "Charles Babbage Difference Engine No 1 | Boston 1834" Disbound. The Edinburgh Review was published in Edinburgh and reprinted in London, New York, and as here in Boston. Of the four, the Boston imprint is by far the least common with less than 5 institutional holdings in OCLC (versus over 500 for the others). As such, it is the hardest printing of this article to obtain, and can be considered an early American computing imprint. It is undoubtedly the first American printing of this article. The Lardner article reviews and comments on the following articles: &#39;Letter to Sir Humphrey Davy..on the application of Machinery to Calculate and Print Mathematical Tables by Charles Babbage&#39;, &#39;On the Application of Machinery to the Calculation of Astronomical and Mathematical Tables&#39; by Charles Babbage (1822), &#39;Address to the Astronomical Society by Henry Thomas Colebrooke on presenting the first gold Medal of the Society to Charles Babbage Esq. For the invention of the Calculating Machine&#39; (1822), &#39;On the determination of the General Term of a new Class of Infinite Series&#39; by Charles Babbage (1824), &#39;On Errors common to many Tables of Logarithms&#39; by Charles Babbage (1827), &#39;On a Method of Expressing by Signs the Action of Machinery&#39; by Charles Babbage (1826), and &#39;Report by the Committee appointed by the Council of the Royal Society to consider the subject referred to in a Communication received by them from the Treasury, respecting Mr. Babbage&#39;s Calculating Engine and to report thereupon.&#39;&#39; (1829) Unlike the one paragraph reviews we&#39;re used to today, this 60+ page article provides an extensive commentary and interesting historical perspective on Babbage&#39;s work. &#39;The most extensive contemporary account of the Difference Engine No. 1, written by Dionysius Lardner, a prolific popularizer of science. &#39;&#39;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&#39;&#39; (Bromley 1989, 24) From this article Georg Scheutz first obtained detailed information about Babbage&#39;s Difference Engine, enabling him to design and eventually construct his own calculating machine twenty years later&#39; (Origins of Cyberspace 51 referring to the London edition).

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        Two Expeditions into the Interior of Southern Australia , during the years 1828, 1829, 1830 and 1831: with observations on the Soil, Climate, and General Resources of the Colony of New South Wales... Second Edition

      London: Smith, Elder and Co, 1834. Two volumes, octavo, with a chart and a large folding map (crudely repaired with tape), 13 engraved plates (four of newly-discovered birds with original handcolouring); manuscript presentation dated 1874; a fine and handsome set in contemporary plum calf by Ramage, bookplates of Harold L. Sheard, bound without advertisements. Presentation copy from Lady Sturt. Presentation copy from Sturt&#39;s widow: the rare second edition of this account of Sturt&#39;s first two expeditions: &#39;an important book, recounting discoveries of the highest consequence&#39; (Australian Rare Books). A manuscript inscription in both volumes reads: &#39;Frederick Peake In remembrance of the Author From C.C. Sturt 1874&#39;. Sturt married Charlotte Christiana Greene on 20 September 1834, and she lived until 1887, almost twenty years after Sturt&#39;s death. After his death Charlotte was granted a civil list pension of £80 a year, and the queen granted her the title of Lady Sturt. Frederick Peake was a close friend of Charles Sturt, as is evidenced by the correspondence between them printed in the Life of Charles Sturt (1899). Sturt&#39;s first expedition set out from Sydney in 1828, with a brief from Governor Darling to follow the course of the Macquarie River. Within the first month he, and his second-in-command Hamilton Hume, had discovered the extent of the Macquarie Marshes. To the north they discovered and named the Darling River, and went on to trace the Bogan and Castlereagh rivers into the Darling, and the Macquarie into the Castlereagh. On his return to Sydney, Sturt pushed for command of an expedition to follow the Darling River to the supposed inland sea, however was instead commissioned to trace the Murrumbidgee River toward the south coast. Travelling along the river by boat, they were swept into a much broader fast-flowing river which they named the Murray, without realising it was the Hume River earlier discovered by Hume and Hovell. Sturt also discovered the junction of the Darling and the Murray, before reaching Lake Alexandrina. The most arduous aspect of the expedition awaited: after the vessel which was supposed to meet them on the south coast failed to materialise, Sturt and his men, with depleted provisions, were forced to row against the current for nearly one thousand miles to Sydney. They arrived in Sydney after many weeks of starvation and gruelling exertion. This is the second edition of Sturt&#39;s account of over four thousand miles of exploration over a four-year period. It was written while Sturt was in England, undergoing treatment for the blindness that had struck him during the voyage home. The large folding map of Australia, sometimes missing, is present in this copy (though with an old crude tape repair at two edges).

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        Vindication of James Mudie and John Larnach from certain reflections on their conduct... relative to the treatment by them of their convict servants

      Sydney: E.S. Hall, George Street, September, 1834. Octavo, pp. [ii], ii, lii, 3-90 (complete thus), errata slip; finely bound in full tan polished calf, spine elaborately gilt, bookplates for John Chapman and Tristan Buesst. Sydney rarity. A beautiful copy of this noted rarity: James Mudie&#39;s vindication of his role in the notorious skirmish between Mudie and irate convicts which occurred at his property at Castle Forbes, Patrick&#39;s Plains, New South Wales. Perhaps surprisingly, the pamphlet was published by Edward Smith Hall, founder of the Monitor and a long-serving editor of the Australian, who was famous for taking &#39;up the cause of the poor whose plight he had seen in his Benevolent Society work and "espoused the cause of any convict, who should he be ever so vile, was punished contrary to law"&#39; (ADB). Mudie, an ex-Royal Marine, emigrated to New South Wales from Scotland in 1822. With the help of many assigned convicts he turned Castle Forbes into one of the colony&#39;s finest agricultural holdings, producing substantial quantities of wool, meat and wheat. A staunch opponent of both emancipist rights and convict privileges, in his role as Justice of the Peace he acquired a reputation as an excessively harsh magistrate, ordering floggings for the most minor offences. In November 1833 a band of convicts, who had earlier absconded from Castle Forbes, returned to the property to rob the stores. At their trial the convicts accused their master of gross ill-treatment, and their claims met with considerable public sympathy. Notwithstanding their defence, five of the men were sentenced to death, and another transported to Norfolk Island for life. After the trial, Governor Bourke instituted an inquiry into their claims, which found that although Mudie &#39;did not treat his servants with the same consideration for their wants and comfort which the neighbouring settlers evinced&#39;, exonerated him. Nonetheless, Mudie was incensed, and insisted that the governor forward a written protest to London. When Bourke refused, they prepared this Vindication, and printed it with the help of Hall, before dispatching it directly to the Colonial Office. Mudie returned to England vowing revenge, but in 1840 foolishly returned to Sydney, only to be publicly horse-whipped by the son of one of the judges who had been slandered in this work. A pencil inscription on the endpaper of this copy, signed by the Melbourne book dealer A.H. Spencer, notes that it is &#39;excessively rare… I have only seen two copies of this rare book&#39;.

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        Wanderings in New South Wales, Batavia, Pedir Coast, Singapore, and China ; being the journal of a naturalist in those countries during 1832, 1833, and 1834

      London: Richard Bentley, 1834. Two volumes, octavo, with an aquatint frontispiece in each volume (Bugong Mountain, NSW, in vol. 1, top border just shaved by the binder; the European Factory at Canton in vol. 2), errata slip laid down; an excellent set in a very good 19th-century binding of red half calf with double black labels, marbled boards; armorial bookplate in each volume. Owned by a friend of Lord Byron. A very attractive copy of this travel classic by &#39;the greatest of the physician naturalists of Australia&#39; (ADB). This copy in a very good period binding has a good provenance, with the armorial bookplate in each volume of John Fitzgibbon, Baron Fitzgibbon in the British peerage and second Earl of Clare in the Irish peerage. A close friend of Lord Byron (who could never hear the name Clare "without a murmur of the heart"), Fitzgibbon was a significant colonial administrator, governor of Bombay at the time of this publication and a member of the Royal Asiatic Society; Bennett&#39;s Wanderings would thus have been of obvious interest to him. Bennett made two visits to Australia before permanently settling in Sydney in 1836, after which he established a successful practice and became a leading figure in colonial science holding numerous positions in bodies such as the newly-established Australian Museum, the Acclimatization Society, and the Zoological Society. During these two early visits to Australia, in 1829 and 1832, Bennett travelled extensively throughout New South Wales observing conditions amongst the settlers, convicts and various Aboriginal tribes. He is a good source for his observations on colonial farms, a smallpox epidemic among the Aborigines, the kangaroo hunt, koalas, wombats, emus, and other Australian flora and fauna. He journeyed inland to make observations on fauna, specifically the platypus. He also collected many fossils and natural history specimens for the comparative anatomist Richard Owen. Bennett&#39;s zoological work during these trips earned him the gold medal of the Royal College of Surgeons. This eminently readable and very interesting account of Bennett&#39;s extensive Pacific wanderings also includes descriptions of various Asian ports visited during the voyages. Of particular interest are the descriptions of the large Ungka ape which Bennett collected in Singapore, and the native girl he rescued from the New Hebrides, whom he named Sophia. She accompanied him to London, but died in Plymouth three years later. He includes descriptions of New Zealand flax and its manufacture in Sydney, as well as matters as various as leprosy, the opium trade, the museum at Macao, Chinese plantations, and the cocoa-nut tree.

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        Die Schweiz.

      Die Klassische Stellen der Schweiz. Karlsruhe,1834 2 parts in one voll.With engr.title and 85 steelengr.plates.423pp. ZSCHOKKE,.

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        Itineraire Pittoresque au nord de L' angleterre.

      "Contenant soixante-treize vues des lacs, des montagnes, des chateaux, & c. des comtes de Westmorland, Cumberland, Durham, Northumberland; accompagne de notice historiques et topographiques en Francais, Anglais, et en Allemand. Le texte Francais Redige par J.F. Gerard, M.A. Londres, H. Fisher, R. Fisher, P Jackson, chez A. & W. Galignani, Rittner, & Goupil, a Paris; Pratt, Bruxelles; Asher, a Berlin, et a Petersburg.1834-1835 2 volls.with 1 steelengr.title vignettes, 1 fulpage steelengr.view and 72 pages with 144 steelengr.views".

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        South Australia. Outline of the plan of a proposed colony to be founded on the south coast of Australia

      London: Ridgway and Sons, 1834. Octavo, 80pp., three folding maps with original outline handcolouring, a fine copy polished tan half calf by Aquarius. With the recollections of veterans of the Flinders voyage. Rare: &#39;the establishment of the South Australian Association proposed&#39; (Ferguson). Remarkably, this edition includes detailed accounts by the veterans of the Flinders voyage William Westall and John Aken, whose personal recollections are used to assert that Flinders himself had approved of the idea of a settlement on the southern coast. Although unsigned, the book would certainly have been written under the auspices of Wakefield, who was the driving force behind the South Australian Association, which had been formed in 1834 for the establishment of a free settler colony. &#39;A previous Society with the same objects was constituted in 1831, when a number of gentlemen formed themselves into a committee for establishing a chartered company. The attempt to obtain the desired charter having failed, these persons were disbanded, and the project abandoned for a time&#39; (Ferguson). Indeed, this book reproduces some material from the 1831 proposal of the South Australian company (see previous item), and also reuses the same three maps; interestingly, the map of "Southern Australia" has been updated to include several added details regarding the course of the Murray River "traced 1000 miles", a reference to Sturt&#39;s expedition. This 1834 edition includes significant additional material concerning prospects for Kangaroo Island, including the testimonies of Aken and Westall who accompanied Matthew Flinders aboard the Investigator. These are presented as question and answer sessions, at the conclusion of which Westall and Aken signed their testimonies as true and correct statements (their addresses in London and Wapping are likewise provided). Interestingly, a further description is provided by &#39;Chevalier Dillon, late a Captain in the Hon. East India Company&#39;s Service&#39;. It was Peter Dillon who, in 1826, had discovered the fate of the La Pérouse expedition; some years previously he traded in Australian waters and recounts a voyage of 1815 to procure salt from Kangaroo Island. This copy includes three maps, a collation which matches that of the copy in the Goldsmiths-Kress catalogue. However, Ferguson lists only two maps for this book, as with the Nan Kivell copy held by the National Library, and the 1962 facsimile only included two maps.

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