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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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        Oeuvres du Comte DE LACEPEDE, comprenant l'histoire naturelle des quadrupédes ovipares, des serpents, des poissons et des cétacés, avec la synonymie des auteurs modernes les plus célèbres. Nouvelle Edition avec planches coloriées dirigée par M.A.G. DESMAREST et augmentée des éléments des sciences naturelles par A.M. Constant Duméril

      1833 - 1834 Bruxelles Th. Lejeune - 5 volumes, LES PLANCHES DE L'ATLAS SONT RELIEES DANS LES VOLUMES CORRESPONDANTS - 23,8 x 15,5 cm - demi-maroquin brun, quatre faux nerfs, auteur, numéro et sujet du tome estampés en or sur le dos, tranches marbrées - [4], 437 pgs - 440 pgs - 531, feuille blanche], 536 pgs, xi, [page blanche], 335 pgs, [page blanche], 33 planches lithographiées par Lejeune - en tout 185 planches (parfois un peu brunâtre), la plupart finement coloriée à la main - il manque 3 planches - et 33 planches en noir lithographiées - complet sauf 3 planches (218 plaches, Nissen 221 planches) - une table dans le volume 1 (petite déchirure) - les dos des tomes 2 et 3 sont restaurés en haut presque invisible - bel ex. - Nissen ZBI 2344 [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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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.

      [Bookseller: Roger Middleton P.B.F.A.]
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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.

      [Bookseller: Libreria Piani già Naturalistica Snc]
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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.

      [Bookseller: Galerie Joseph Fach GmbH]
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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.

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Nikolaus Struck]
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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).

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Roland Gögler, Einzelunterne]
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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,

      . 16x34.5 cm/Rahmen 26.5x34 cm. Please notify before visiting to see a book. Prices are excl. VAT/TVA (only Switzerland) & postage.

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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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        Anatomico- Chirurgical View of the Nose, Mouth, Larynx & Fauces with Appropriate Explanations and References. And An Anatomical Description of the Parts

      Samuel Highley, London 1834 - 34pp, + plates. 4 hand coloured plates and in outline. The engravings executed by Hopwood, from original drawings by Baxter. Includes a list of subscribers. G : in Good condition. Cover with some corner and joint rubbing. Chips to spine ends with minor loss. Lacks upper half of title page. Contents firm and illustrations bright. Ex.-lib. Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland with minimal marking [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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

      Ridgway and Sons, London 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: 'the establishment of the South Australian Association proposed' (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. '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' (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'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 'Chevalier Dillon, late a Captain in the Hon. East India Company's Service'. 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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        Map of the Colony of New South Wales

      London: Mitchell & Carmichael, 1834. Dissected hand-coloured engraved map, backed on linen as issued, 625 x 1340 mm., some toning, but a remarkably handsome large-format map; preserved in the original green cloth slip-case, early manuscript label to front. Mitchell&#39;s first major map of New South Wales. Very rare: the so-called "Map of the Nineteen Colonies" drawn by Major Mitchell and engraved by John Carmichael in Sydney. This large-format separately-issued map was engraved in the colony by Mitchell, who ignored the standard protocol of forwarding manuscripts to London to have them engraved there, and is &#39;an exquisite example of the engraver&#39;s art&#39; (Butler, Printed, p. 81). An excellent note accompanying the copy of the map in the State Library of New South Wales, which lists the map as one of the more significant in their collection, comments that the "Map of the Nineteen Counties" was compiled &#39;from 900 surveys, and engraved by Mitchell and Carmichael, costing Mitchell nearly £1200.&#39; A copy of the map was submitted to Colonial Secretary Macleay in February 1834, and the map was then sent to Lord Stanley (the dedicatee, then serving as Secretary of State for War and the Colonies, but later a three-times Prime Minister of the United Kingdom) on 5 May 1834. The Library&#39;s catalogue notes that despite being said to have been "republished in London", this may in fact have been a stratagem against piracy of the map by implying an earlier full issue. It was first advertised for sale in Sydney in the Gazette for 14 July 1835. Mitchell had arrived in the Colony in 1827 and became Surveyor-General on the death of Oxley the following year. His work on completing a comprehensive survey of New South Wales was his first major task, and this map is therefore notable not only as the crowning achievement of his early career, but as the first major work to plot his roads west to Bathurst and south towards Goulburn (here shown as "roads planned and marked out by Major Mitchell, and made or in progress by the Gangs under his orders"). In late 1831 and 1832 Mitchell was away on his exploration of New England, but by 1833 criticism of the backwardness of the survey forced Mitchell to complete this map and arrange to have it sent to London. Perhaps as many as 500 copies of the map were printed, but very few survive. The present example is in very fine condition, with good original outline-colour.

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        Picturesque views on and near the Eastern Coast of England comprising the romantic scenery of the Yare, the Waveney and the Bure rivers of Norfolk from pictures painted by James Stark. and engraved by G. Cooke, W. J. Cooke, E. Goodall, J. Burnet and other eminent engravers with historical and geological descriptions by J. W. Robberds, Esq.

      Moon, Boys, and Graves; John Stacy, London 1834 - A fine folio copy rebound in a contemporary style with half leather, rasied bands, gilt title to spine and marbled boards. Very attractive with light to moderate foxing of the plates (all present) and including 4 page list of subscribers. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        The Dispatches of Field Marshall the Duke of Wellington During His Various Campaigns in India, Denmark, Portugal, Spain, the Low Countries, and France from 1799 1818 Vols 1 and 2 Only

      John Murray, 1834. Vol. 1. xxx (2) + 575pp. Vol. 2. (6) + 624pp. Page edges red speckles. Half bound in brown leather with marbled paper covered boards. Gilt lettering. Leather is rubbed with some loss on spines. Corners are rubbed and scuffed with loss. Some foxing. Front and back covers are lifted, owing to a home repair to hinges with a sticky tape, but are o/w flat. Vols 1 and 2 only, of an 11 vol set. . Hard Cover. Very Good/No Jacket. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.

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        An Australian Grammar , comprehending the Principles and Natural Rules of the Language, as spoken by theAborigines, in the vicinity of Hunter&#39;s River, Lake Macquarie, &c

      Sydney: Stephens and Stokes, 1834. Octavo, Sydney Mechanics&#39; School of Arts stamps to title-page and a few other leaves, faded manuscript shelf-marks to title; very good in brown half calf by Sangorski & Sutcliffe. The accompanying grammar by Threlkeld. Very rare Aboriginal lexicon from the important early Sydney library of the Mechanics&#39; School of Arts. Threlkeld, one of the best regarded of the early missionaries, had spent his early life in the London theatre, before becoming an itinerant preacher. He joined the London Missionary Society and in 1816 sailed with his family to the South Seas, working with John Williams at Raiatea. He arrived in Sydney in 1824, where his proposal to establish an Aboriginal mission was supported by Governor Brisbane. The mission was established the following year at "Reid&#39;s Mistake" on Lake Macquarie with a 10,000-acre parcel of land. The excessive expenditure of the mission incurred the wrath of the Reverend Samuel Marsden who successfully sought Threlkeld&#39;s dismissal and the abandonment of the mission in 1828. Threlkeld spent the following ten years as a government-paid missionary living and working with the local tribe of Lake Macquarie. He became fluent in the local dialect under the tutelage of Biraban, a local elder, and acted as interpreter for Aborigines on trial in Sydney. In the Sydney Gazette of 1826 Threlkeld&#39;s work on the Aboriginal language was highly praised and this published linguistic study of the dialect, as well as his other published reports, are regarded as landmarks in Aboriginal studies. The Sydney Mechanics&#39; School of Arts is the oldest such school in Australia. Founded in 1833, a year before Threlkeld&#39;s book was published, this must have been an early acquisition for their famous lending library.

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        Le chalet. Opera comique en un acte. Represente pour la premiere fois sur le Theatre de l'Opera comique le 25 Septembre 1834. Paroles de N.M. Scribe et Melesville

      . Paris : Schonenberger, PN S. 240 S. [1834]. - Partitur. [2] Bll. (Titel, blanco, Rollenbesetzung/Inhalt/Verlagsangabe, blanco), 249 S. Gestochen. Fol. Mod. HLdr. Fingerfleckig, stellenweise kl. Wurmlöcher am Rand. Vereinzelt kl. Randschaden/Randabrissen ohne Textverlust. Minimal randfleckig. Bibliotheksexpl. mit Stempeln auf Titel und auf Notenseiten. // Full score. Engraved. Folio. Mod. Half-leather. Margins soiled. At some places sm. wormholes at margins. Corners partly frayed, at some places torn off, no loss to text. Ex-library copy with stamps to title and occasionally to contents.. Äusserst seltene Erstausgabe der Partitur. Nur 2 Expl. in Worldcat.

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

      George Eyre and Andrew Spottiswoode, London 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. [Attributes: 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.

      por los herederos de D. Agustin Roca, Barcelona 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 m?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. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        ILUSTRACION DEL DERECHO REAL DE ESPAÑA

      Imprenta de Verges. - Madrid. 1834. 21x15,5. 2 Vol. 1: XVI+404Pág 2: 1h+IV+344Pág. Ilustración del derecho real de españa, pavorde de la metropolitana iglesia de Valencia y catedrático de prima de leyes de la misma ciudad. Ref-9.2 Biblioteca A [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Souvenir de la Tarantella Napolitaine dirigée par Louis Puccinelli Maître de Dans dessinée par Gaétan Dura. Lith Gatti & Dura

      Naples: Gatti & Dura. [ca. 1834]. Oblong octavo panorama, consisting of lithographic title + 18 hand- coloured lithographic plates signed in the stone by the artist + 1 plate of lithographic music for the tarantella in piano score. Each plate with an animated illustration of a dancing couple with descriptive text regarding the execution of the particular step below the image. Individual plates measure approximately 140 x 182 mms. and are joined in accordion format; the whole when extended measures 140 x 354 mms. In a contemporary half mid-tan leather patterned board folder with gilt-rolled spine. Binding slightly worn. Slight foxing; minor soiling to edges; two plates with tape repair to inner blank margins; final leaf laid down. . Quite rare. Not in Leslie, Beaumont or Magriel. Derra de Moroda 2105. OCLC (3 copies only). The drawings by Dura (1805-1878) and the colouring are particularly well-executed. The tarantella has roots in ancient history; it is said to derive its name from the city of Tarentum (modern-day Taranto), formerly a Greek settlement on the southern coast of Italy. Historians have identified representations of the dance in ancient Greek vase paintings and on the wall paintings at Pompeii..." "... According to a widespread legend, the dance acquired its name because it was used as a cure for the poisonous bite of the tarantula spider. Gurzau reports that this etymological point was debated at the Venice Congress and Folk Festival in 1949, and the participants concluded that the legend was based on the similarity of the two words rather than the actuality. In apparent contradiction to this conclusion is the fact that the tarantella is performed as a kind of exorcism by the practitioners of Tarantism, an Italian possession cult comparable to the zar cult of Ethiopia or Vodun in Haiti..." "Stylized tarantellas have been used to add a touch of local color to the ballet stage. An early example is the tarantella created for Fanny Elssler in Jean Corallli&#39;s ballet La Tarentule (1836), the plot of which centers around real and feigned bites of the tarantula." The International Encyclopedia of Dance, Vol. 6, p. 104. An important document for the reconstruction of the Neapolitan tarantella.

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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

      E.S. Hall, George Street, September, Sydney 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's vindication of his role in the notorious skirmish between Mudie and irate convicts which occurred at his property at Castle Forbes, Patrick'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 '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"' (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'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 'did not treat his servants with the same consideration for their wants and comfort which the neighbouring settlers evinced', 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 'excessively rare? I have only seen two copies of this rare book'. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        La Conquete des Airs, Reve Philosophique

      Marchant, Editeur, Paris 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. [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

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