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        Helen. A Three Volumes.

      London: Richard Bentley, 1834. - This was Edgeworth's last novel, and one of her most popular books. Emily Lawless calls it "a novel of a very much more modern type than any other by the same hand. In reading it we are aware that the eighteenth century has at last dropped out of sight, and that we are well out upon the nineteenth, not indeed as yet 'Victorian', but in a sort of midway region, on the road to that superior epoch" (Maria Edgeworth, 1904). Three volumes, octavo. [2], 336; [2], 336; [2], 322 pp. Bound without the half-titles. Contemporary tan calf. Covers ruled in blind, with gilt armorial device in center of front covers. Gilt spine with black calf labels. Binding extremities lightly rubbed, a few scuffs, intermittent light foxing, some pencil scribbling on back endpapers of Volume I. A very good set overall. First edition. Slade 26A. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Michael R. Thompson Books, A.B.A.A.]
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        The Gael and Cymbri., Or an Inquiry in to the Origin and History of the Irish, Scoti, Britons, and Gauls, and of the Caledonians, Picts, Welsh, Cornish and Bretons.

      WIlliam Curry, Jun. and Co., Dublin 1834 - 8vo. . vi,443,[1],[10]pp. Folding engraved frontispiece. Publisher's cloth (early diaper design), printed paper label. Index. Errata slip bound after the title. Bound, perhaps intentionally, without pp. vii-xx of the introduction sometimes found in other copies. Cloth lightly sunned at edges, label darkened and rubbed, else a very good copy. Old ownership name on front free endpaper. Sir William Bentham (1779-1853) was an antiquary who devoted much time to the preparation of catalogues and indices to collections of records. This work, his inquiry in to the origin of the Celtic peoples, devotes entire chapters to Gildas, Nennius and the Welsh Triads, all of which figure in Arthuriana. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        The Iliad

      ondon- T. Allman, 1834 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. %0D%0AAn illustrated edition of The Iliad as translated by Pope. %0D%0AIllustrated with an engraved frontispiece. %0D%0AAlexander Pope was an 18th century English poet best known for his satirical verse. %0D%0ACondition: %0D%0AIn a cloth binding. Externally, sound with bumping to extremities. Hinges tender. Book slightly cocked. Internally, binding strained. Pages mildly age toned but generally bright and clean with occasional spots. Foxed to first and last. Overall: GOOD ONLY%0D%0A.

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        Scene on the Upper Guayaquil River

      - Norton Bush (1834-1894) Scene on the Upper Guayaquil River Signed, dated 1880 at lower right Inscribed with title on stretcher Oil on canvas 20” x 36,” 30” x 46” framed Provenance: Private Collection, San Francisco, CA Born in Rochester, New York, in 1834, Norton Bush first studied art in his native town as the pupil of James Harris, an established landscape painter. In 1850, Bush moved to New York and studied with the Hudson River School painter Jasper Cropsey (1823-1900). At the suggestion of the artist Frederic Church (1826-1900), Bush decided to travel to look for inspiration for his paintings. In 1853, Bush left New York for San Francisco by boat, crossing America through Nicaragua on the old “Vanderbuilt” route used by many Gold Rush prospectors and poineers, as the transcontinental railroad would not be complete until 1869. Bush settled in San Francisco and became part of the growing art community in the city in the 1860s. After a sketching tour to Central America in 1868, Bush increasingly turned to tropical subjects, which were very popular in San Francisco. A majority of San Francisco residents before 1869 had experienced a taste of the tropics in their pioneer journey to California, and Bush’s transcriptions of the lush beauty of the region evoked nostalgic memories. Additionally, many Hudson River school painters, such as Frederic Church, had started to travel and paint scenes from South America and other tropical areas. Norton Bush became the most popular, and best known nationally, of the artists who settled in California and specialized in landscapes of the tropics. Bush’s favorite subject was the tropical lagoon framed by palm trees. He was a master at capturing the soft harmonies of sunset in the tropics and their reflections in still water. Describing Bush’s tropical scenes, a San Francisco Evening Post art critic wrote: Not only is the vegetation splendidly tinted, but the atmosphere is warm, soft and golden, and the water as perfectly represented as can be imagined Mr. Bush occupies a leading position as an American artist and the newspapers of New York and other Eastern cities have often referred to his paintings in terms of a warm eulogy. (October 27, 1874) In 1875 Bush traveled to South America on a commission from Henry Meiggs, a mining and railroad entrepreneur whom had moved there from San Francisco. Bush visited Peru, Chile and Ecuador, taking studies for works like this tranquil scene that depicts the Guayaquil River in Ecuador. In 1878 Bush became director of the San Francisco Art Association, and in the following years won four gold medals at California State Fair exhibitions for his paintings of the tropics. In later years, Bush took to painting marine scenes, which lacked the popularity of his tropical views. In 1893, Bush was put in charge of the California section of the Columbian Exposition in Chicago. The strenuous efforts of this were too much for his health, and he died in Oakland in April, 1894. Works by Norton Bush can be found in the collections of the Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco, The Metropolitan Museum of Art and the Oakland Museum of California. [Attributes: Signed Copy]

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      New York: Parker & Clover, 1834. - Handcolored aquatint after George Cooke. Sheet size: 20 x 27 inches. In good condition, laid onto thin wove paper. Matted. First state of this spectacular image of the Hudson and West Point: focusing "on the beauty of the Hudson River and the mountains that border it on either side.a celebration of nature, highlighting the ever-changing drama staged by mountains, water, and sky" (Deák). William James Bennett (ca. 1787-1844) was born in England and received his training at the Royal Academy. He emigrated to the United States in 1826, and is best known for his views of American cities, including the Hudson Valley Region, Niagara Falls, and numerous port cities such as New York, Charleston, and Buffalo. With the arrival of William Bennett and several other emigre artists such as William Guy Wall and John Hill, the quality of aquatint engraving in America was elevated to a level equaling, or perhaps even surpassing, that of European printmakers. This print was published at the beginning of an important period in the history of American topographical view-making. "Bennett etched four prints after paintings by George Cooke (1793-1849) in his series of views of American cities.American-born George Cooke was a prolific painter of portraits, views, and historical subjects. He painted this scene of West Point in 1832 after he had left New York.for.the Catskill mountains" - Deák, WILLIAM JAMES BENNETT (p.78). "Cooke benefited from the remarkable craftsmanship of.Bennett, who endowed the rendering with a radiant quality" - Deák, PICTURING AMERICA (p.277). R.A. De Silva, WILLIAM JAMES BENNETT PAINTER AND ENGRAVER (1970), pp.68-70. DEÁK, WILLIAM JAMES BENNETT MASTER OF THE AQUATINT VIEW (New York, 1988), checklist no. 22. DEÁK, PICTURING AMERICA 412. STAUFFER 151.

      [Bookseller: William Reese Company - Americana]
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        West Point, from above Washington Valley looking down the River

      Parker & Clover, New York 1834 - First state of this spectacular image of the Hudson and West Point: focusing 'on the beauty of the Hudson River and the mountains that border it on either side . a celebration of nature, highlighting the ever-changing drama staged by mountains, water, and sky' (Deak) William James Bennett (c. 1787-1844) was born in England and received his training at the Royal Academy. He emigrated to the United States in 1826, and is best known for his views of American cities, including the Hudson Valley Region, Niagara Falls, and numerous port cities such as New York, Charleston, and Buffalo. With the arrival of William Bennett and several other émigré artists such as William Guy Wall, and John Hill, the quality of aquatint engraving in America was elevated to a level equaling, or perhaps even surpassing, that of European printmakers. This print was published at the beginning of an important period in the history of American topographical-view making. 'Bennett etched four prints after paintings by George Cooke (1793-1849) in his series of views of American cities . American-born George Cooke was a prolific painter of portraits, views, and historical subjects. He painted this scene of West Point in 1832 after he had left New York . for . the Catskill mountains' (Deak William James Bennett p.78). 'Cooke benefited from the remarkable craftsmanship of . Bennett, who endowed the rendering with a radiant quality' (Deak Picturing America p.277). R.A. De Silva William James Bennett Painter and Engraver 1970 pp.68-70; Deak William James Bennett Master of the Aquatint View New York, 1988, checklist number 22; Deak Picturing America 412; Stauffer 151. Hand-coloured aquatint after George Cooke. In good condition, but laid onto thin wove paper.

      [Bookseller: Donald A. Heald Rare Books (ABAA)]
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        Outline of a System of National Education

      London - Cochrane and McCrone, 1834 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. First edition. An essay on education. First edition. By Osmond de Beauvoir Priaulx (18051891), a Barrister, author and book collector. He gave one of his properties, Candie House, to the people of Guernsey, and it became the Priaulx Library in 1889. [BBC]With a publisher's catalogue to rear. Condition: Expertly rebound in a cloth covered binding. Externally, smart with an institutional label to rear board. Internally, firmly bound. Half title starting. Ink stamps to title page and blind stamps to first three pages. Generally bright with occasional handing marks and scattered spots. Overall: GOOD.

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        Channel Islands; Jersey, Guernsey, Alderney, &c.

      Whittaker, Treacher, Arnot, & Co., Ave-Maria Lane 1834 - Three-quarter leather binding over marbled boards, marbled end sheets, gilt title and ornamentation to spines, top edge gilt, frontis of volume one is a map of the island of Jersey, volume two a map of the island of Guernsey, light off setting to titel pages. Volume one is 300 pages, volume two is 304 pages including index. Spines lightly faded, tips lightly worn, light wear to marbled paper at fore-edge, light foxing to both maps [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Spécies Général et Iconographie des Coquilles Vivantes, comprenant la collection du Muséum d'Histoire Naturelle de Paris, la collection Lamarck, celle du Prince Masséna et les decouvertes récentes des Voyageurs.

      - Paris, Rousseau/ Baillière, (1834-1880). 11 volumes (bound in 13). Royal-8vo. With 902 (5 in coloured copies) fine handcoloured engraved plates. Later speckled calf with 2 red gilt lettered labels. One of the most desirable works on shells. It was published over a period of almost half a century and especially the last 27 parts published by P. Fischer from 1873-1879 are rare. In the monograph on the Turbo by Fischer published in 1873 the text (128 pages) is in a recent reprint as well as plates 37-42. The 11 page text of the genus Phasianella is also in a reprint. Some plates of the genus Turbo have been trimmed with some slight loss of the illustration. A few plates have the upper right corner very slightly chipped.Kiener made use of the famous Delessert collection and that of the Natural History Museum of Paris, together the largest and most varied fund of conchological material on the continent. "He soon put it to good use; and in 1834 he published the first part of his 'Spécies .' This exquisitely illustrated iconography, started before the Sowerbys and Reeve began to issue theirs, appeared at intervals up to 1879, when eleven volumes had been completed. All devoted to the illustration of marine gastopods with the exception of the tenth volume, which includes a monograph on the bivalve genus Thracia. The eleventh volume is the work of Paul Fischer. All the illustrations are by celebrated French engravers and artists of the day." (Dance. Hist. of Shell Collecting p. 137). This beautifully illustrated iconography on shells is still a valuable work of reference because of the new species described in it. The work is complete with 902 handcoloured plates as indicated in the last volume, where the publisher 'Ballière' informs the reader that the work consists of 165 parts with a total of 902 plates. Nissen, however, calls for a 20bis plate in the Cypraea section which, indeed, some copies have. Most likely only the early issues have this 'bis' plate, which was probably replaced by a corrected plate 20 in later issues. In the text this 'bis' plate is not mentionned.Provenance: With the occasional stamp of Richard I. Johnson.Nissen ZBI, 2183; B.M.(Nat. Hist.)II, 978. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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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

      Buffalo, NY: Printed for the Author, by Charles Faxon. 1834. First Edition. Printed wrappers. 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 .

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        Londina Illustrata. Graphic and Historic Memorials [-] in the Cities and Suburbs of London & Westminster. Volume One.

      [London, 1834]. Volume One only. - Size of the binding: 11 1/2 inches x 15 in. x 2 in. (thick), engraved title-page (of the 1819 Robert Wilkinson edition), [2]pp. descriptive list of engravings; pp. [1]-180; with 105 engraved plates & the engraved title-page, some are double-page; plans; the plate at p. 42, shows an updated view added for the 1834 Londina Illustrata. Maroon leather spine, sides and corner-pieces, with five raised bands on the spine, gilt-lettered titling, and marbled paper over boards, marbled endpapers, top-edge gilt. The spine ends show wear, with chipping away of some of the leather, wear and abrasions to the leather sides with repairs, corner-pieces, cover edges & corners, front inner hinge is weak; some light, age-related tanning to the plate and page margins. Volume One only of the 1834 edition of Wilkinson's Londina Illustrata. With the bookplate of Cleveland, Ohio based book collector, William G. Mather (1857-1951), on the front marbled paste-down endpaper. Weight: 11 lbs. Postage may be extra on this item. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Moralia - Plutarchi Chaeronensis Moralia, id est Opera, exceptis vitis, Reliqua. Komplett mit 5 Bänden in 10 Büchern. - Graeca emendavit, notationem emendationum et latinam xylandri interpretationem castigatam adjunxit, animadversiones explicandis rebus ad verbis, item indices copiosos adjecit Daniel Wyttenbach. Ad editionem oxoniensem emendatius expressa.

      Bibliopolio Schaeferiano, Schäfer Leipzig 1796 - 1834. - AntAllgUeb 20,8 x 13 cm. Zehn uniforme, marmorierte Pappbände der Zeit mit goldgeprägten Titeln auf weinroten Rückenschildern. Pro Band ca. 420 - 580 Seiten, in lateinischer und altgriechischer Sprache. Die Bände etwas berieben, bei vier Bänden leichte Knickspur am Buchrücken. Das Papier der Bände leicht gewellt und schwankend hellbraunfleckig. Ingesamt richtig gutes Exemplar. Band I.2: Das Papier der ersten beiden Blätter ausgebessert, in drei Zeilen Textverlust im Inhaltsverzeichnis. Seiten 298 - 304 und 315 - 318: Papier schwarzrandig, kein Textverlust. 4900

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        Autograph Letter, signed ("N Webster"), to Mr. Chandler

      New Haven, novr 28, 1834. 4to. 1 p. Framed . In 1806 Webster published his first dictionary, A Compendious Dictionary of the English Language, which was a concise dictionary intended for adults containing 37,000 words - a precursor of his great dictionary of 1828. He then published an abridgement of the Compendious Dictionary for use in schools in 1807 (and again in 1817), with the hope that the proceeds from sales of these and from his school books would provide the necessary funding for his great project, an entirely new "Complete Dictionary," which, he thought would require only a few years of labor. The last revision of his dictionary was issued in 1840 and would have contained the words alluded to in this letter. This letter reads in part "I intend this winter to revise my large dictionary & add such improvements as experience & observations have suggested. I am told that there are many words used in the arts that are not found in Dictionaries, English or American -"

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        Lectures At Home

      London - Darton and Harvey, 1834 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. Leatherbound volume with gilt title to the spine and gilt detailing to the boards and inner edges of the boards. Withsix engraved plates including the frontispiece. Maria Hack (1777-1844) was an educational writer. Maria Hack's youngest brother, Bernard Barton (17841849), the friend of Charles Lamb and a minor poet, recalled that in his youth his sister had been a sort of oracle to me. Her enthusiasm for the education of children extended beyond her own family: in 1812 she published First Lessons in English Grammar, and a variety of other educational works for children followed. She also wrote works on theology. This volume contains three lectures on:Discovery and Manufacture of GlassLenses and MirrorsThe Structure of the EyeCondition: The binding is tight and firm. There is some mild wear to the extremities including slight rubbing to the edges of the boards. Internally the pages are clean and bright. The volume has apipe smokearoma. Overall the volume is in very good condition..

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        Anleitung zum Unterricht taubstummer Kinder

      Stuttgart, Löflund; Beck und Fränkel, 1834. Jäger, Viktor August (1794-1864) und Riecke, Gustav Adolph (1798-1883). "Anleitung zum Unterricht taubstummer Kinder". Band 1 - 4. Stuttgart: Beck & Fränkel, 1834-46. 8vo. Zus. 4 Lieferungen in 4 Bände. Orig. HLdr. aus der Zeit mit goldgepr. Rückentitel.. Komplett mit allen 88 litho. Tafeln und Vorlegeblätter. - Die ersten 2 Bde. in 2. Auflage, die Bde. 3 und 4 in ersten Auflage.

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        A Treatise on the Diseases of the Chest and on Mediate Auscultation

      Longman, Rees, Orme, Brown, Green, and Longman etc, London 1834 - 8vo. Pp xliv, 672. 2 engraved plates, as called for. Full calf, raised bands, spine gilt. Marbled endpapers and edges. With the gilt stamp at centre of front cover of Glasgow Andersonian University. A little rubbing to extremities but an excellent copy, handsomely bound. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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      Chez Lecointe, Paris 1834 - RO40226703: 10 tomes d'env. 400-500 pages chacun. Illustrés de nombreuses gravures en noir et blanc sur planches hors texte. Auteur, titre, tomaison, fleurons, roulettes et filets dorés sur les dos. Quelques planches du tome I détachées. 4e édition. De l'état morale de la France à la fin du XVIIIe siècle, et de l'avènement de Louis XVI (tome I), à l'institution du Consulat provisoire (tome X). In-8 Relié demi-cuir. Etat d'usage. Couv. légèrement passée. Dos frotté. Rousseurs Classification Dewey : 944.04-Révolution de 1789 [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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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.

      John Churchill, London 1834 - 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. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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

      John Churchill, London 1834 - Three volume set in contemporary half leather over marbled paper boards. All volumes have been re-backed preserving the original spines and boards. New end papers. Spines with 4 raised bands and title label and volume number in the second and fourth compartment respectively. Corners and the marbled boards a little rubbed. Contents in very good condition with 187 fine, hand-coloured plates - 185 numbered with 2 species having 2 plates. Unpaginated volumes. Published between 1834 and 1836. Heavy set which may incur additional postal charge. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Dacre: A Novel

      London: Printed for Longman, Rees, Orme, Brown, Green, & Longman, 1834. - Intriguing and OverlookedLady Lewis’s Only Novel[LEWIS, Lady Maria Theresa Villiers Lister]. Dacre: A Novel. Edited by the Countess of Morley. In Three Volumes. London: Printed for Longman, Rees, Orme, Brown, Green, & Longman, 1834.First edition of Lady Lewis’s only novel. Three twelvemo volumes (7 3/16 x 4 3/8 inches; 183 x 112 mm.). [2], 298; [2], 348; [2], 347, [1, printer’s imprint] pp. Bound without the half-titles and without the publisher’s catalogue called for by Wolff but not Sadleir.Contemporary half black calf, ruled in blind, over marbled boards. Smooth spines decoratively tooled in gilt and blind with two dark green morocco gilt lettering labels. Marbled edges. Light rubbing to extremities. Some light foxing and browning, occasional soiling. Early ink armorial ownership stamp (of Viscount Esher?) on front pastedown of each volume. A very good, fresh copy.First edition of this intriguing and overlooked "silver fork" novel by the wife of T.H. Lister, whose Granby is perhaps the definitive example of the genre, which was "fashionable in the late-1820s and 1830s. Frequently set in the Regency, it was at once escapist in describing former elegance and glitter, anticipating the genre of the Regency Romance, and censorious in judging the frivolities and often supercilious emphasis on the aesthetic rather than the moral that characterized aristocratic high society" (The Victorian Web).Lady Maria Theresa Lewis (1803-1865), "biographer, was only daughter of George Villiers, third son of Thomas Villiers, first earl of Clarendon, by his wife, Theresa Parker, daughter of the first Lord Boringdon. George Frederick William Villiers, fourth earl of Clarendon, the well-known statesman, was her brother, and she was granted the precedence of an earl’s daughter February 1839. She was born on 8 March 1803, and married for the first time, on 6 Nov. 1830, Thomas Henry Lister, who died in 1842. On 26 Oct. 1844 she married her second husband, Sir George Cornewall Lewis, bart. Lady Theresa had a taste for literature. She was descended in the female line from Edward Hyde, the great earl of Clarendon, whose life was written by her first husband, and in 1852 she published in three volumes ‘The Lives of the Friends and Contemporaries of Lord Chancellor Clarendon;’ the book gives biographies of most of the people whose portraits were to be found in the Clarendon gallery at The Grove, Watford, which had descended successively to her father and brother; the lives of Lord Falkland, Lord Capel, and the Marquis of Hertford occupy the greater part of the volumes. Miss Mary Berry was so well impressed with the undertaking that she bequeathed her papers to Sir Thomas Frankland Lewis, Lady Theresa's father-in-law, with the proviso that in the event of his death they were to go to Lady Theresa. Accordingly, in 1865 was published in three volumes ‘Extracts of the Journals and Correspondence of Miss Berry from the year 1783 to 1852,’ edited by Lady Theresa Lewis. The work is judiciously done. Lady Lewis also edited a novel by the Hon. Emily Eden, and dramatised two fairy tales for juvenile performers. She survived her husband two years, and died 9 Nov. 1865, at the principal's lodgings, Brasenose College, Oxford" (D.N.B.).Sadleir 1441. Wolff 4155. [Attributes: First Edition]

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      1834 - TITSINGH, Isaac. NIPON O DAI ITSI RAN, OU ANNALES DES EMPEREURS DU JAPON, TRADUITES PAR M. ISSAC TITSINGH, avec l'aide de plusieurs interpretes attaches au Comptoir hollandais de Nagasaki; Ouvrage revu, complete et corrige sur l'Original japonais-chinois, accompagne de notes, et precede d'un Apercu de l'Histoire mythologique du Japon, par M. J. Klaproth. Paris: Printed for the Oriental Translation Fund of Great Britain and Ireland; Sold by Parbury, Allen and Co., London, 1834. Quarto. [6],viii,xxxvi,460 pp. 27.4 cm. In a modern brick cloth binding, with a (dulled) gilt-stamped title to spine; it is lightly scuffed on lower board and a little faded on spine. Text is quite clean and crisp. Very good plus. (Cordier 450).

      [Bookseller: Boston Book Company, inc.o ABAA]
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      Charles Tilt 1834 - 1st 1834. Good condition with no wrapper. Oblong format, green cloth with gilt title to front. Colour illustrations and etchings. 24 colour plates. A further 12 plates were published in the 1835 edition. Spine and corners bumped. Top and tail of spine frayed. Front joint broken. Rear joint strengthened with tape. 1st title page and 1 plate strengthened to edges with yellowing tape. Occasional grubby marks to page edges. A few page edges chipped. First title page lightly creased. [S] [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        An Historical and Statistical Account of New South Wales, both as a Penal Settlement and as a British Colony. 2 vols. .

      1834 1834 - London: Cochrane and M'Crone, 1834. 8vo. Contemp. half calf (rubbed) over worn marbled paper boards. Spines gilt. Complete set with its folding engrv. map hand-coloured in outline. Early rubber stamps of the Gov't. Statistician, Sydney, otherwise an excellent set of the very scarce 1st edition. F1806. NOTE: This work was so well received by the public that further editions appeared in 1837, 1852, and 1875.

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        Personal Narrative of a Journey from India to England

      Henry Colburn, London 1834 - 2 volumes. 8vo. xii. 338pp. vii. 352pp. Three-quarter calf over marbled boards. Title plate with gilt lettering. Embossed and gilt decorated spine. Raised bands. Decorated page edges. Minor age wearing to leather. Corners bumped and worn. Piece of backstrip to head of spine in vol.II loose but attached. Marbled endpapers. Small bookplate of previous owner to inside of front board. Several small stamps of previous owner throughout book not affecting text or plates. Frontispiece in both volumes are hand-colored lithographs. A one-half by two-and a half inch piece of frontispiece page in vol.II. missing, not affecting image. George Thomas Keppel (1799-1891) was a Lieutenant in the British Army. In the early 1820's he was transferred to India and remained there until 1823. These two volumes are an account of his return to England via Bussorah, Baghdad, the ruins of Babylon, Curdistan, the Court of Persia, the Western shore of the Caspian Sea, Astrakhan, Nishney, Novogorod, Moscow and St. Petersburg. Wonderfully illustrated with 3 hand-colored lithographs including frontispieces, in-text wood engravings, one full page color plate as well as on large fold-out map. Tight copies in very good condition. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Oeuvres complètes de Victor Hugo. Poésie (6 Tomes ) Tome I : Odes et Ballades I ; Tome II : Odes et Ballades II ; Tome III : Les Orientales ; Tome IV : Les Feuilles d'automne ; Tome V : Les Chants du Crépuscule [ édition originale ] ; Tome VI : Les Voix Intérieures

      Eugène Renduel 1834 - En partie E.O., 6 vol. in-8 rel. d'époque demi-veau brun, dos lisse orné en long, Eugène Renduel, Paris, 1834 (tomes 1 à 4), 1835 (tome 5), 1836 (tome 6), Tome I : Odes et Ballades I : 370 pp. ; Tome II : Odes et Ballades II : 439 pp.; Tome III : Les Orientales : 368 pp. ; Tome IV : Les Feuilles d'automne : 320 pp. ; Tome V : Les Chants du Crépuscule : XVIII pp., 1 f. n. ch., 334 pp. 1 f. n. ch. (feuillet d'annonce) "La page 334 est chiffrée par erreur 354" (Carteret, I, 407) ; Tome VI : Les Voix Intérieures : XIV pp., 1 f. n. ch., 320 pp. Rare ensemble réunissant, en reliure d'époque, les 6 premiers tomes de poésie des Oeuvres complètes de Victor Hugo dans l'édition Renduel (un septième tome édité par Delloye paraîtra par la suite en 1840). On y trouve notamment la rare édition originale des Chants du Crépuscule, en reliure d'époque et bien complète du rare feuillet d'annonce le plus souvent supprimé par le relieur ; elle contient également l'édition originale des Voix intérieures. Un très intéressant exemplaire en reliure romantique (important manque en dos en tête au tome 6, méritant restauration, discrète petite piqûre de vers en queue à qq. ff. du tome 6, coiffes lég. frottés avec très petits mq., coupes lég. frottées, néanmoins un très intéressant exemplaire d'une bonne fraîcheur intérieure). Vicaire, IV, 377 ; Escoffier, 1084-1085 Langue: Français [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        EL MORO EXPÓSITO, o Córdoba y Burgos en el Siglo Décimo, Leyenda en Doce Romances por . En un apéndice se añaden La Florinda y algunas otras composciones inéditas del mismo autor.

      Lib. Hispano-Americana, Paris 1834 - 1ª ed. 10x17.2. 2 vols. de xxviii + 462pp. 1h. y 498pp. 1h. Retrato litografiado (frontis.), viñetas. Pasta castellana. Polilla marginal (tratada) en las primeras 20pp. del T. I. Alguna huella de óxido. En general, buenos ejemplares. Envíos para España: el pago contra reembolso conlleva un recargo de 2 Euros.

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        Recherches sur les Ossemens Fossiles, où l'on rétablit les Caractères de plusieurs Animaux dont les Révolutions du globe ont détruit les espèces. (10 Tomes en 21 volumes et Atlas en 2 Tomes - Complet)

      Edmond d'Ocagne, J.B. Baillière, Crochard, Levrault, Roret 1834 - Quatrième édition, revue et complétée au moyen de Notes additionnelles et d'un Supplément laissés par l'Auteur, 21 vol. in-8 br. et 2 vol. in-4 reliure moderne demi-basane à coins blonde, dos à 5 nerfs, Edmond d'Ocagne, J.B. Baillière, Crochard, Levrault, Roret, 1834 - 1836, ; T. I 1e P. : 16 pp. (Prospectus) et 256 pp. ; T. I 2e P. : pp. 257-587 ; T. II 1e P. : 2 ff. , 240 pp. ; T. II 2e P. : pp. 241-500 ; T. III 1e P. : 271 pp. ; T. III 2e P. : pp. 273-435 ; T. IV 1e P : 2 ff. , iv-368 pp. ; T. IV 2e P. : pp. 369-691 ; T. V. 1e P. : 3 ff., 240 pp. ; T. V. 2e P. : pp. 261-464 ; T. V. 3e P. : pp. 465-687 et 1 f. d'errata ; T. VI : 452 pp. ; T. VII 1e P. : 256 pp. ; T. VII 2e P. : pp. 257-533 ; T. VIII 1e P. : 2 ff., 272 pp. ; T. VIII Complément 1e P. : pp. 255-463 et 2 ff. ; T. VIII 2e P. : 332 pp. : T. IX 1e P. : : 240 pp. ; T. IX 2e P. : pp. 241-501 et 1 f. d'errata ; T. X 1e P. : 256 pp. ; T. X 2e P. : pp. 257-497 ; Atlas Tome I : 2 ff., 88 pp. (explication des planches, manquent les explications des pl. 155 - partiellement - à 161) , 161 planches numérotées ; Atlas Tome II : 106 pp. (explication des planches), 1 f., 100 planches numérotées de 162 à 260, avec 219 bis, et 18 planches numérotées de A à S (pas de planche I) Rare exemplaire réunissant les 21 volumes brochés toujours sous leurs couvertures d'origine (le tome 1 intègre le prospectus d'origine), et les 2 tomes de l'atlas en reliure moderne. Très intéressant exemplaire bien complet des 279 planches (les 261 planches numérotées dont la 219 bis, et les 18 planches complémentaires numérotées de A à S, dont la grande carte aquarellée des environs de Paris, et la carte colorie), mais auquel manquent quelques feuillets d'explication des planches (de la fin de l'explication de la planche 155 à l'explication de la planche 161) et le portrait de Cuvier (qui à l'époque de la livraison fut livré à part). Quelques accrocs, qq. mouill. et deux plats débrochés aux volumes de texte, anc. mouill. pour l'Atlas. Nissen, ZBI, 1011 Langue: Français [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Oeuvres Complete de M. Le Vicomte De Chateaubriand [29 Volume set]

      Paris: Pourrat Freres / Later Gosselin, Later Delloye &. 1834. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. F Early edition. H 1/4 Leather. Very Good. Issued 1834-1838 by Freres and a series of publishers. 29 volumes, apparently complete as issued through the undated (ca. 1838) 29th volume. Bound in period quarter green French polished calf over marbled boards, spines with compartments bordered with rules in gilt and blind, and elaborate decorative tooling in gilt and blind (marbled endpapers (some fading and wear to spines, some rubbing to boards and corners - heavy on several volumes; some foxing). An extremely attractive set in period dress, entirely appropriate to the works themselves. Volumes incuded: vol.1,2 - Essai Historique sur les Revolutions; vol.3 - Melanges Historiques; vol.4,5,6 - Etudes Historiques; vol.7 - Voyages; vol.8,9 - Itineraire/ Paris-Jerusalem; vol.10 - Atala-Rene, Dernier Abencerage, Poesies; vol.11,12,13 - Genie du Christianisme; vol.14,15 - Les Martyrs; vol.16,17 - Les Natchez vol.18 - Melanges Litteraires vol.19,20 - Melanges Politiques; vol.21 - Opinions et Discours; vol.22 - Polemique; vol.23 - Essai sur la Litterature Anglaise vol.1; vol.24 - ditto; Vol.2 (same imprint); vol.25 - Le Paradis Perdu de Milton vol.1; vol.26 - ditto vol.2 (same imprint); vol.27 - Congres de Verone

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        Histoire Naturelle des Lépidoptères d'Europe

      Pauquet, Debure, Paris 1834 - Grand in-8 (264 x 160 mm), demi-veau violet, dos lisse orné de filets, non rogné (reliure d'époque). Edition originale, premier tirage, illustré de 80 planches en couleurs de l'époque par A. Noël. Ex-libris Merlin d'Estreux de Beaugrenier. (dos passé, quelques frottements, nombreuses rousseurs). // Tall octavo (246 x 160 mm), purple half-calf, smooth spine tooled with gilt fillets, uncut (contemporary binding). First edition, first printing, illustrated with 80 plates in contemporary colours by A. Noël. Bookplate Merlin d'Estreux de Beaugrenier. (spine faded, some rubbings, numerous brownings).

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      outhenin Chalandre Fils, Besançon - M. P. Rusand, Lyon 1834 - RO40146302: 15 tomes d'env. 450-500 pages chacun. Auteur, titre, tomaison, fleurons et roulettes dorés sur les dos. Texte sur 2 colonnes. Dos et bords des plats légèrement frottés. Etiquettes de code sur les dos. Tampons et annotations de bibliothèque en pages de titre. Traduction française en forme de paraphrase par le R.P. de Carrières. Commentaires de Ménocchius. Tome I: Genèse, Exode. Tome II: Lévitique, Nombres, Deutéronome. Tome III: Josué, Juges, Ruth, 1er-2e Livres des Rois. Tome IV: 3e-4e Livres des Rois, 1er-2e Livres des Paralipomènes. Tome V: Esdras, Tobie, Judith, Esther, Job. Tome VI: Psaumes. Tome VII: Proverbes, Ecclésiaste, Cantique des Cantiques, Sagesse, Ecclésiastique. Tome VIII: Ecclésiatique (suite), Isaïe. Tome IX: Jérémie, Baruch. Tome X: Ezéchiel, daniel, Osée, Joël. Tome XI: Amos, Abdias, Joas, Michée, Nahum, Habacuc, Sophonie, Aggée, Zacharie, Malachie, Les Deux livres des Machabées. Tome XII: Saint Matthieu, Saint Marc, Saint Luc. Tome XIII: Saint Jean, Actes des Apôtres, Epître de saint Paul aux Romains. Tome XIV: Epîtres de saint Paul aux Corinthiens, Aux Galates, Aux Ephésiens, Aux Philippiens, Aux Colossiens, Aux Thessaloniciens, A Timothée, A Tite, A Philémon. Tome XV: Epître de saint Paul aux Hébreux, Epîtres catholiques, Apocalypse, Table des matières, Interprétation des noms hébreux, Table géographique. In-8 Relié demi-cuir. Bon état. Couv. convenable. Dos à nerfs. Quelques rousseurs Classification Dewey : 220-Bible [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        L' Italia descritta e dipinta con le sue isole di Sicilia, Sardegna, Elba, Malta, Eolie, Calipso ecc.siti monumenti, scene e costumi. Prima edizione italiana con aggiunte e correzioni. Tomo I-V

      Pomba 1834-38, Torino - [Figurato-Costumi - Vedute- Legature] (cm.26.6) Volumi 5. Bella legatura originale in mz. marocchino a grana fine, tasselli rossi, nervi, ricchi fregi al dorso a secco e in oro, puntine in pergamena, segnalibri in seta. Titolo e fregi in oro al dorso. --pp. VIII, 108; pp. 4, 376; pp. VI, 368; pp. 4 nn, 320; pp. 4 nn., 327. Complessivamente contiene 330 tavole f.t. con oltre 470 incisioni finissime su acciaio. Famosa opera sull'Italia arricchita da una vasta splendida iconografia. Vedute di città, monumenti, paesi, costumi, mestieri, luoghi celebri ecc.che ricostruiscono l'immagine dell'italia nella prima metà dell'800. Alcuni esemplari hanno una carta dell'Italia, che manca al nostro. Esemplare molto bello e nitido senza le usuali fioriture, spesso presenti, complessivamente una superba copia in bella legatura. Per confronti vedi Cremonini 122, Choix 1108 e Fossati-Bellani 522. Provenienza Biblioteca privata di nobile famiglia della provincia di Perugia. 1989 [f83] [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        The History and Topography of the United States of North America, from the earliest period to the present time. A new and improved edition, with additions and corrections, by Samuel L. Knapp.

      Boston: Samuel Walker 1834 - First American edition, 2 volumes, 4to. Portrait frontispiece of George Washington, engraved titles and a map plus 37 plates, including a facsimile plate showing the signatories to the Declaration of Independence, some foxing. Contemporary sheep, extremities a little worn, brown and black morocco spine labels, small hole to lower joint of volume I.

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        PARIS, ou le livre des Cent-et-un.

      A Paris, chez Ladvocat, Libraire, de S. A. R. Le Duc d'Orléans, rue de Chabannais, n° 2 (Typo. Firmin-Didot et imprimerie de Casimir). 1832-1834. - 15 volumes in-8. Demi-veau rouge, dos lisses ornés d'arabesques romantiques (reliure époque Larchet Fils). Tome 1. Vignette d'Henry Monnier gravée sur bois par Thomson. Les tomes 14 et 15 sont imprimés par Casimir. Tableau replié (fac similé des adhésions des Cent-et-un à la publication de Ladvocat) dans le tome 15 et dernier. Edition originale de ce recueil de textes littéraires consacrés à Paris. "Le libraire Ladvocat, se trouvant dans une situation critique, un certain nombre d'écrivains entreprirent de lui porter secours en donnant à l'éditeur un article pour le Livre des Cent-et-un, qui, d'après les adhésions, devait primitivement porter le titre de : Le Diable boiteux à Paris ou Paris et les moeurs comme elles sont. Les principaux collaborateurs sont : Jules Janin, Barthélemy, Méry, Gustave Drouineau, A. Jal, Charles Nodier, Philarète Chasles, P.-L. Jacob, Béranger, Chateaubriand, Henry Monnier, L. Gozlan, Lamartine, Pyat, Eugène Sue, Victor Hugo, F. Soulié, Desbordes-Valmore, Pétrus Borel, Jules Sandeau, A. Thiers, A. Karr, Victor Schoelcher, etc". (Vicaire, VI, 392). Un tableau replié. Très bel ensemble dans une reliure romantique strictement d'époque. [Attributes: First Edition]

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      C. E. Sowerby, London 1834 - A complete set of 39 parts of the first and second supplement volumes (of the first edition of Sowerby's English Botany), all in the original separately dated printed blue wrappers. As such very scarce and important. The parts for supplement I are dated July 1829 to April 1831 and include 100 copper engraved plates - plate nos. 2593 to 2692 of which 12 hand-coloured otherwise uncoloured; the parts for supplement II are dated from June 1831 to Jan 1835 and includes 104 copper engraved plates - plate nos. 2693-2796 of which two folding and only these two partially hand-coloured, otherwise uncoloured. All the original wrappers are very good with slight wear only. Contents clean and tight, folding plates slightly spotted otherwise unmarked, no inscriptions. A very good set of the first two supplements. (Bibliographical note. It is unlikely that many if any other copies have survived in the original parts, at least not in this condition, and therefore this is an historically and bibliographically important collection. It is only comparatively recently that such works were issued in their complete form, historically it was the norm for them to be published in parts over a period of time and then, when complete, for the purchaser to have them bound up. Anthony Gepp writing in the Journal of Botany 1906 vol XLIV, says ".people were so short sighted and so unaware of their duty to posterity that they were accustomed to destroy the paper covers of books at the time of binding and this evil practice prevailed even in the best regulated libraries. The consequence is that it is now extremely difficult to find out the date of publication of any particular part of a work of that period.") Size: Small 4to [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

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      Philadelphia: Published by Anthony Finley, . 1834 - Title, index leaf, printed table leaf, sixty- two engraved maps, handsomely colored. Folio. Contemporary half calf and marbled boards, expertly rebacked, original printed label on front cover. Wear and rubbing to edges and corners. Marginal soiling on titlepage, also small chip in lower forecorner of titlepage. Minor offsetting on a few maps in the European section, all American maps very clean. Maps all beautifully colored. Overall very good. A handsome American atlas. Despite the grand title, twenty-four of the maps illustrate states, as follow: Maine, New Hampshire, Vermont, Massachusetts, Rhode Island, Connecticut, New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Delaware, Maryland, Virginia, North Carolina, South Carolina, Georgia, Alabama, Ohio, Kentucky, Tennessee, Indiana, Illinois, Mississippi, Louisiana, and Missouri. There are also maps of the United States, Canada, Mexico (then including Texas, California, and the Southwest), the West Indies, and South America, and three hemispheric projections. Fifteen more of the maps are devoted to the countries of Europe, six to Asia, and two to Africa (one of the continent and one of Egypt). All of the maps are nicely executed and carefully colored by hand, showing different counties in the American maps, and provinces elsewhere. The American maps also show post roads. The first appearance of Finley's atlas was in 1824, with sixty maps. PHILLIPS ATLASES 752 (1829 ed).

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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

      Wakefield: Eliza Eve Gleadall at Heath Hall, 1834. First Edition. Half Morocco. Fine. 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.

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        Ordenanzas de la Real Maestranza de Caballería de la Ciudad de Sevilla

      - Reimpresas en dicha ciudad [Sevilla]: En la Oficina de D. Mariano Caro, Año de 1834.- 142 p., [2 h.] + [9 h.]: Frontis grabado al cobre por Moreno Texada, sobre diseño pintado por Paret; 4° (25,5 cm.); Magistralmente impreso sobre gran papel de hilo; Media Piel, lomo cuajado en oro, planchas en seco en las tapas o planos, cortes dorados.- SIGUE al final -ocupando 9 hojas- añadida la "Lista de los Caballeros que componen la Real Maestranza de Caballeros de Sevilla, en 1° de enero de 1863", impresa también en Sevilla, en la Imp. de Francisco Alvarez, 1863.- La encuadernación con pequeñas señales de fatiga, teniendo la junta de la parte inferior del plano posterior con la lomera ligeramente desgajada, y sin un pequeño trocito de tela en la tapa anterior. MUY RARO. Libro en español [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Subdivisión en Partidos Judiciales de la nueva división territorial de la Península e Islas Adyacentes, aprobada por S. M. en el Real Decreto de 21 de abril de 1834

      - PRIMERA EDICION.- Madrid: En la Imprenta Real, 1834.- [2 h.], 248 p.; folio (31 cm.); Media Piel época.- La encuadernación con las esquinas y bordes rozados, teniendo pequeñas faltas en la cabeza y pie de la lomera, aunque todo ha sido restaurado. Al pie de la última página y en la siguiente de cortesía lleva manuscrito un índice de las Provincias. Libro en español [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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      [Mexico. Feb. 4, ]. 1834 - Broadsheet, 8 x 11 1/2 inches, integral blank leaf present. Dampstain in lower right corner, light fold lines. Clean. Very good. An important decree by vice president and temporary acting president of Mexico, Valentin Gomez Farias, for the relief of oppressed citizens and unemployed soldiers. This act reiterates the intentions of a similar April 6, 1830 decree which stated the government's wish to relieve suffering caused by the country's disorganized administration by helping citizens take up government lands in Coahuila and Texas. This February 1834 act was in turn reinforced by an April 11, 1834 act which clarified the administration of such new colonies as might appear. Quite rare. "Streeter locates only one copy besides his own. A highly interesting decree.Here we learn that preference will be shown to soldiers and politicians thrown out of work by the termination of the revolution" - Eberstadt. STREETER TEXAS 812. ARRILAGA 1834, p.47. EBERSTADT 162:330.

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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'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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        A Gazetteer of Illinois, in Three Parts Containing a General View of the State, a General View of Each County and a Particular View of Town, Settlement, Stream, Prairie, Bottom, Bluff, Etc. Alphabetically Arranged

      Jacksonville, R. Goudy 1834 - Description: viii, 376 p. 16 cm. Subjects: Illinois--Gazetteers. Referenced by; Byrd's Illinois Imprints 191. Buck 278. Howes P170. Graff 3232. Scattered marginal foxing with minor stain shadows. Finely bound in modern aniline calf over marble boards. Raised bands with gilt cross-bands and titling. An uncommonly good example - scans and additional bibliographic detail on request. 1 Kg. 376 pp. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Epsom Races. (PAIR) Now they're off To the Noblemen and Gentlemen of the Turf, and the Subscribers this print representing the Start for the Derby Stakes. [and] Here they come. To the Noblemen and Gentlemen of the Turf, and the Subscribers this print representing the Horses passing Tattenham Corner for the Derby Stakes.

      S. & J. Fuller, London 1834 - A fine pair of images capturing the excitement of the start and final turn during the running of one of the five Classic English horse races This sequence of plates depicting two moments in the Derby Stakes could hardly be more exciting. In Now They're Off , anticipation is over, the fierce, thundering movement has begun. In Here They Come , the final stretch is ahead. The horses appear to be moving more quickly than at the beginning. The cheering crowd is jammed against the inner railing, and spectators are riding madly to witness the finish.In fact, a number have fallen off their horses and are sailing through the air. It all takes place on a beautiful afternoon, sky is blue, there are hills in the distance. But all attention is riveted to horses and riders as they go all out for victory. James Pollard was the youngest son of the London engraver and print-seller Robert Pollard. He began work at the age of fifteen as a painter but quickly turned to engraving as well. In the 1820s his coaching scenes became both fashionable and lucrative. "A stream of coaching paintings followed, many of which he engraved himself. From 1821 he exhibited a small number of pictures at the Royal Academy and the British Institution which brought him more patrons. Between 1830 and 1840, Pollard also painted a number of racing pictures and some of the earliest scenes of steeple-chasing on purpose-made courses, many recording the prowess of the few professional and more amateur riders of the day. [In all his work Pollard took great pains over accuracy, this is particularly true of his large scale works and] it is Pollard's large racing scenes which really take off and into which one can gaze and discover a microcosm of the turf" (Charles Lane British Racing Prints p.146) Lane British Racing Prints p.150 (2 prints in the series); cf. Selway James Pollard 1792-1867 p.46 (variant title). Aquatints, printed in colours and finished by hand, by R.W. Smart and C. Hunt.

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        Pinnated Grouse [Greater Prairie-Chicken]

      R. Havell, London 1834 - One of Audubon's greatest images from the elephant folio first edition of The Birds of America. Set against a background of meadows with hills in the distance, this dramatic image depicts two male Great Prairie Chickens fighting for the attention of a lone female. Audubon captures the moment, perhaps after long preliminaries of booming cries, bluster and circling, one of the males launches a physical attack on the rival cock. The female looks on with shy fascination. This plate is among Audubon's most carefully-balanced compositions, with the bulk of the left hand bird offset by the fragile beauty of the martagon lily on the right. Audubon would write of this bird: "It has been my good fortune to study the habits of this species of Grouse, at a period when, in the district in which I resided, few other birds of any kind were more abundant. I allude to the lower parts of the States of Kentucky, Indiana, Illinois, and Missouri . As soon as the snows have melted away . the Grouse, which had congregated during the winter in great flocks, separate into parties of from twenty to fifty or more . Inspired by love, the male birds, before the glimpse of day lightens the horizon, fly swiftly and singly . to meet, to challenge, and to fight the various rivals led by the same impulse to the arena.Imagine them assembled . see them all strutting in the presence of each other, mark their consequential gestures, their looks of disdain, and their angry pride, as they pass each other. Their tails are spread out and inclined forwards, to meet the expanded feathers of their neck, which . lie supported by the globular orange-coloured receptacles of air, from which their singular booming sounds proceed . the fire of their eyes evinces the pugnacious workings of their mind, their notes fill the air around, and at the very first answer from some coy female, the heated blood of the feathered warriors swell every vein, and presently the battle rages .The weaker begin to give way, and one after another seek refuge in the neighbouring bushes .The vanquished and the victors then search for the females, who, believing each to have returned from the field in triumph, receive them with joy" (J. J. Audubon, The Birds of America , New York & Philadelphia: 1840-1844, vol. V, pp.95-96). Susanne M. Low, A Guide to Audubon's Birds of America , New Haven & New York: 2002, p.117. Hand-coloured engraving with aquatint and etching. Paper watermarked "J. Whatman/1834." Fine gilt frame. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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      London: R. Havell, 1834. - Handcolored engraving with aquatint and etching by R. Havell. Watermarked: "J. Whatman/1834." Sheet size: 25 3/8 x 38 1/2 inches. From the first edition of THE BIRDS OF AMERICA. One of Audubon's greatest images: against a background of western prairie land, a small incident of the greatest importance to its participants takes place in the immediate foreground. Two cock Pinnated Grouse (or Great Prairie Chickens) fight for the attention of a lone female. Audubon captures the moment when, after long preliminaries of booming cries, bluster and circling, one of the males, driven beyond endurance, launches a physical attack on his rival. The female looks on with fascination. A carefully balanced composition -- the bulk of the left hand bird is offset by the fragile beauty of the martagon lily on the right. "It has been my good fortune to study the habits of this species of Grouse, at a period when, in the district in which I resided, few other birds of any kind were more abundant. I allude to the lower parts of the States of Kentucky, Indiana, Illinois, and Missouri.As soon as the snows have melted away.the Grouse, which had congregated during the winter in great flocks, separate into parties of from twenty to fifty or more.Inspired by love, the male birds, before the glimpse of day lightens the horizon, fly swiftly and meet, to challenge, and to fight the various rivals led by the same impulse to the arena.Imagine them assembled.see them all strutting in the presence of each other, mark their consequential gestures, their looks of disdain, and their angry pride, as they pass each other. Their tails are spread out and inclined forwards, to meet the expanded feathers of their neck, which.lie supported by the globular orange-coloured receptacles of air, from which their singular booming sounds proceed.the fire of their eyes evinces the pugnacious workings of their mind, their notes fill the air around, and at the very first answer from some coy female, the heated blood of the feathered warriors swell every vein, and presently the battle rages.The weaker begin to give way, and one after another seek refuge in the neighbouring bushes.The vanquished and the victors then search for the females, who, believing each to have returned from the field in triumph, receive them with joy" - Audubon. At the time Audubon was writing, the Greater Prairie Chicken had already all but vanished from the eastern states. It was "still abundant on the main western prairies, but this too was to change, mainly because the bird could not adapt to modern agricultural practices. When the native prairie vegetation was eliminated they soon disappeared. Today the remaining populations, much restricted, are carefully managed. An organization in dedicated to purchasing, preserving, and managing remaining prairie chicken habitat" - Peterson. John James Audubon, THE BIRDS OF AMERICA (New York & Philadelphia, 1840-44), Vol. V, pp.95-96. Susanne M. Low, A GUIDE TO AUDUBON'S Birds of America (New Haven & New York, 2002), p.117. R.T. & V.M. Peterson, AUDUBON'S Birds of America (London: 1981), 124.

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        Paxton's Magazine of Botany and Flowering Plants

      London Orr & Smith/William S. Orr & Co. 1834 - A Beautiful and Complete Set of Paxton's Magazine PAXTON, Joseph. Paxton's Magazine of Botany and Flowering Plants. London: Orr & Smith/William S. Orr & Co., 1834. Sixteen octavo volumes (9 ? x 6 ½ inches; 236 x 166 mm). With 717 hand-colored engraved or lithographed plates. Numerous wood engravings in the text. Including the rarely present volume XVI. Half green morocco over green cloth boards. Gilt decoration and lettering on the spine. Spines lightly sunned and extremities slightly bumped. Overall a very good complete set. Joseph Paxton was the head gardener to the Duke of Devonshire for whom he cultivated and developed one of the most famous European gardens. Nissen 2351 HBS 64304. $25,000 [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        The Century of Invention. Anno Domini 2000. Or the March of Aerostation, Steam and Perpetual Motion."

      London? ca. 1834. - Lithograph printed in red on linen as a handkerchief. (image 15 x 19 1/2 in., (38.0 x 49.5 cm.); sheet 15 1/8 x 21 1/2 (38.4 x 54.8 cm). Some minor spotting. Margins show evidence of thumbtacks used for display. Extremely rare, separately-issued caricature printed on linen satirizing the early nineteenth-century British love affair with transportation. The print imagines the consequences of technological progress in the year 2000. It depicts a wild fantasy overrun with improbable vehicles from the impracticable and obsolete to the quixotic: steam-powered carriages, giant hydrogen balloons, and men sprouting wings. The handkerchief was also offered in sepia (McCormick Collection of Aeronautica, Item 284, no. 60, Princeton University). Fortunately, perhaps, the survival-rate of handkerchiefs is low, and the McCormick impression is the only other copy located. Locomotives and experimental steam engine carriages were both in use by the 1830s. The cartoonist, unaware that the internal combustion engine and the automobile would be invented later that century, lampoons the steam carriage rather than the increasingly reliable train. Only buildings on wheels traverse his "Grand Northern Railway" bridge. One of these, the "Steamo Equestrian Travelling Company," involves no actual horses. Neither does the stag hunt by steam-carriage above the bridge. A crier below advertises a "rare Exhibition" of outmoded transportation: "A Live Horse!!! Supposed to be the very last of the RACE." Even religion has been ameliorated by technology. As the "Zion Chappel" rolls by, a man advertises tomorrow’s sermon: "A CAST IRON PARSON WILL PREACH BY STEAM AT FUDGE CHAPEL." The hubris of these futuristic inventors is clearest in the sky. Balloon travel was no longer considered viable when this print appeared, yet its Londoners float over to Dublin and back before breakfast. A balloon race is also taking place (between the "Out o’Sight Club" and the "United Moonites"). Like the mythical Icarus, who flew too close to the sun, the flying men hunting a flock of birds will probably bring about their own ruin by inadvertently shooting the balloons. This lithograph was sold as a printed handkerchief, a relatively common form of ephemera during the late eighteenth and nineteenth centuries, but one which rarely survives. As no publishing information appears on the print, it may well have been a pirated edition. The image is an enlarged, reversed copy of a lithograph by caricaturist C.J. Grant from the Every Body’s Album & Caricature Magazine no. 3, February 1, 1834. He contributed regularly to the magazine, which appeared in thirty-nine sheets every two weeks from 1834-35. Grant also produced numerous separately-issued lithographs in paper formats, but not of the present image. The artist’s considerable body of work has been unjustly overlooked until recently; e.g. his Thieme Becker entry notes only that he cut a single wood engraving for the popular London periodical "Punch." The satirist’s biting wit still shines through today as he gains a proper reception: "Everybody’s album contains some of Grant's finest lithographic work, as well as displaying his imagination at its most fertile". (R.J. Pound, ed., C.J. Grant's political drama: a radical satirist rediscovered, 1998, p 10.).

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        Descriptive Catalogue of Mr. Huggins' Grand Pictures of the Battle of Trafalgar, painted for and exhibited by Permission of His Most Gracious Majesty, together with a Gallery of Paintings, forming the Third Annual Exhibition, at Exeter Hall, Strand.

      London, Printed by E. Colyer, 1834 - Octavo. (209 ×133mm) Later half calf on marbled boards. Contemporary ownership inscription to the title page, "R. Boys." Some foxing to the endpapers, light browning, externally a little worn with some stripping from the boards, about very good. Folding lithographic frontispiece. First and only edition. Huggins reputedly began life as a sailor in the service of the East India Company, but his only known voyage was from December 1812 to August 1814, serving as steward to Captain Thomas Buchanan on the company ship Perseverance. When he first exhibited at the Royal Academy he had settled in Leadenhall Street, near East India House, where he remained for the rest of his life earning his living with ship portraits for company, captains and owners. "He was a competent ship portraitist with a distinctive smooth finish to his oils and rather silvery, muted colour, and his work provides an important record of the shipping of his time. However, although prolific and popular with a maritime audience, 'Uggins was thus summarily dismissed in 1856 by Ruskin in his Harbours of England and Redgrave characterized his works as 'tame in design, skies bad in colour, seas thin and poor.'" Whatever the judgements of the aesthetic critics, in 1830 Huggins was appointed Marine Painter to William IV, who in Redgrave's opinion "esteemed his work rather for its correctness than its art" and who commissioned three large paintings of the Battle of Trafalgar from him. As seen here, the first two were exhibited at the Exeter Hall in 1834, the final canvas at the British Institution in 1837. The Gentleman's Magazine described the pair on show as "of the deepest interest, skilfully painted, but most valuable for [their] historical truth." All three paintings remain in the Royal Collection, two hanging at Hampton Court, the other in St. James's Palace. The catalogue contains a "Brief Memoir of the Battle of Trafalgar," a "Descriptive Catalogue" of the two canvases, and an extract from Victory's log. There are two annotations in Huggins' hand, the first at the foot of the note canvassing subscriptions for engravings of the Trafalgar pictures, giving the price as "Proofs £2.2.0. Prints £1.1.0 Each. Size 30 × 23 in." The second is appended to the second page of the catalogue of the "Gallery of Paintings by the Old Masters" and remarks "N.B. 100 of these pictures are for sale." Additionally, loosely inserted is an example of the ticket for the exhibition, printed, by Colyer, on orange-yellow card, 218 × 180mm, bold letter-press within an elaborate border printed in sepia, "Admission. 1s," slightly marked verso from album-mounting, but otherwise fine, together with a 1p. autograph note by Huggins. The note does give a wonderful flavour of the man; "on Monday I sent up my Boy with the Painting to Mr. B Albano [probably Benedict Albano, architect and engineer, who later remodelled the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden.] . he abused him most shamefully and made him take the Pictur home again in the afternoon he sent his Clark down to find falt with the Pictur - I sirved him out the same way he sirved my Boy. Now I am determined if he do not pay me I will give it in my Attorneys hands. the Cost of the Pictur is £6-6-0. " 'Uggins, indeed, and very salty too. Uncommon, COPAC has V & A and the Courtauld only, OCLC adds copies at the Bibliothèque d'Art et Archéologie, The Getty Research Institute, the Mariners' Museum Library and the University of Sydney. [Attributes: First Edition]

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        Narrative of a Voyage to the Southern Atlantic Ocean, in the Years 1828,29,30, Performed in H.M. Sloop Chanticleer, under the command of the Late Captain Henry Foster, F.R.S. &c. By Order of the Lords Commissioners of the Admiralty.

      1834 1834 - London: Richard Bentley, 1834. 2 volumes. 8vo. Later half calf. Spines with morocco title labels and raised bands. With five aquatint plates and two frontispiece maps (one folding). Top edges gilt. Other edges uncut. Some minor discolouration to the lower spines otherwise a very good set, uncut and internally very clean. 'Dr Webster was the surgeon on board this British expedition to southern waters to take pendulum observations and to chart Staten Island and the South Shetlands. Certain scientific problems in the fields of magnetism, navigation, currents, meteorology, geology, and oceanography were also studied for the Royal Society. The commander, Captain Foster, had been astronomer to Sir William Edward Parry on his third voyage and was himself a distinguished Arctic explorer. In 1831 Foster was unfortunately drowned in a canoe accident in Panama towards the end of this voyage. Among the officers were Lt. H.F. Austin and Sir Richard Collinson, both of whom were later involved in the search for Sir John Franklin. The Chanticleer visited Rio de Janeiro, Montevideo, Patagonia, Staten Island, the South Shetland Islands, the Cape of Good Hope, St Helena, and several Brazilian and Spanish South American Ports'. (Hill iip.612).

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        Hortus Medicus.

      Edinburgh, Adam and Charles Black 1834 - 1st ed. 27.5 x 21.0 cms. 44 hand-coloured tissue-guarded plates on 38 leaves, later but not recent 1/2 morocco by Sangorski & Sutcliffe. Spine faded, some edges very slightly rubbed. Ex Medicae Societatis Edinensis with stamps on titlepage and on back of plates. Plates finely coloured and with only slight occasional marginal soiling. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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