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        Journal Of an Embassy from the Governor General of India to the Court of Ava (2 Vols)

      Henry Colburn, London, 1834. Second Edition. Hardcover (Original Cloth) . Very Good Condition/No Dust Jacket. Oversize, too large for Priority envelopes. Cloth binding, rubbed, little frayed, mostly at base, small tear in front hinge of volume 1 & top back hinge of volume 2. Little foxing & latter part of volume 2 little damp stained. Frontispiece map in volume 1 mostly gone, other plates & maps present and good. Fossil plates listed as 'to be inserted' never were. Size: 8vo. 720 pages. 2-volume set (complete). Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: Under 4 lbs. Category: Antiquarian; 19th century; Travel & Places. Inventory No: 2060. .

      [Bookseller: Noah's Ark Book Attic]
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        MEDICAL BOTANY, or Illustrations and Descriptions of the Medicinal Plants of the London, Edinburgh, and Dublin Pharmacopias: Comprising a Popular and Scientific Account of All Those Poisonous Vegetables That Are Indigenous to Great Britain

      London: Printed for John Churchill, 1834. An uncut set in the original publisher's green pebbled cloth boards; 3 vols 1834-1836. 186 of 187 hand-coloured plates (missing pl. 67), some folding, most with their original tissue guards, titles to all three volumes, half-titles to vols. I & III. The bindings with some general wear and rubbing, several professional and inconspicuous repairs to cloth at joints etc. Contents, fresh and clean, unmarked and without foxing, several hinges neatly strengthed using Japanese paper, a little loosening. Provenance: Inscribed to the front paste-downs from Lady Hamlyn Williams to her affectionate sister Lady Gooch, Benacre Hall, and all dated 1836 (part of the inscription to vol. I partly erasesd); later signature of Miriam[?] Lawson to the head of the title page to vol. I. A very good set with excellent provenance. (Bibliographic note: it is unusual to find such works in their original state, and while not bound up in a handsome binding, there is charm and purity in having the books "as delivered from the printer", before being trimmed and otherwise "adulterated". This being the case any intevention by way of restoration has been kept to a minimum, just ensuring serviceability.). First Edition. Hard Cover. Very Good. 4to.

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        The Works of Robert Burns with his Life

      London - James Cochrane and Co., 1834 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. A beautiful set of the Works or Robert Burns with his Life by Allan Cunningham. Complete in eight volumes. With illustrations. Volume I contains the Life of Robert Burns by Allan Cunningham, and volumes II-VIII contain his complete works. Robert Burns (25 January 1759 21 July 1796) (also known as Robbie Burns, Rabbie Burns, Scotland's favourite son, the Ploughman Poet, Robden of Solway Firth, the Bard of Ayrshire and in Scotland as The Bard) was a Scottish poet and lyricist. He is widely regarded as the national poet of Scotland and is celebrated worldwide. He is the best known of the poets who have written in the Scots language, although much of his writing is also in English and a light Scots dialect, accessible to an audience beyond Scotland. He also wrote in standard English, and in these his political or civil commentary is often at its bluntest. Allan Cunningham (7 December 1784 30 October 1842) was a Scottish poet and author. His father was a neighbour of Robert Burns at Ellisland and so he also later brought outthis edition of Robert Burns' Works. Condition: In maroon calf leather bindings with raised gilt bands to the spine. Externally, smart with just minor shelfwear. Internally, firmly bound. Pages are bright and clean. Overall: FINE..

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        Autographed Letter Signed

      Whitehall, 1834. unbound. Historically important autographed letter signed, 2 pages, each fold-out spread measuring 9.25 x 14 inches, Whitehall, December 12, 1834, his second day in office as Prime Minister in a Administration that would fail in less than 100 days, to the Duke of Wellington, informing him that Lord Stanley has rebuffed his offer to join the Government, in full: "I inclose Lord Stanley's answer, which you will see is not only decisive against his own acceptance - but must be equally so against that of any of his adherents. I have not heard from Sir James Graham. When you read the inclosed, be good enough to send on the Boy with the Letter to the King - to His Majesty. I think it would be very desirable - that you and I should meet as soon as we can this morning. Shall we meet at the Home office and will you send to the Chancellor and let him know the time?" Footnote: On December 9, 1834, at the height of the National Crisis, Peel wrote an extraordinary letter of conciliation to Lord Stanley, inviting him to serve in his Ministry: [in small part] "Under ordinary circumstances...I might have shrunk from the apparent presumption of inviting your accession to a Government of which I am to be the head - might have weighed the various considerations which might influence you to decline the offer, and the possible prejudice to a new Government from its rejection; but the great practical questions of which serious difference could have arisen between us are, I trust, finally and irrevocably settled...I have this day proposed the appointment of Duke of Wellington to the office of Foreign Secretary and have written to Sir James Graham...to enter into the Kings service". On December 11th Lord Stanley declined Peels' olive branch and further revealed the disdain and contempt he held towards the Duke of Wellington: [in small part] "I am asked to join, you being its acknowledged head; the Duke of Wellington, filling the office of Foreign Secretary; and your followers, to whom I have alluded, being the principal constituent parts of the Government. You will not mistake me if I say that private feeling, as well as political judgment alike, disinclines me to the adaptation of this proposal...I am persuaded that joining your Government, thus suspected and lowered in public opinion, I shall diminish its strength rather than add to its efficiency. My desire to promote the public good, compel me firmly, to decline it..." Both letters can be read in their entirety in Memoirs: r. h. Sir Robert Peel, published by Lord Mahon and E. Caldwell, 1857. Many historians today agree that Stanley's rebuff of Peel's offer was a critical blow to the administration. Letters by Peel with significant content rarely come to market as most were acquired by institutions and libraries years ago. Very good condition. British Conservative statesman who served as Prime Minister from December 10, 1834 to April 8, 1835, and again from 1841 to 1846.

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        Narrative Of An Expedition Through The Upper Mississippi To Itasca Lake The Actual Source Of The River; Embracing An Exploratory Trip Through The St. Croix And Burntwood (Or Broule) Rivers In 1832

      First Edition by Harper & Brothers, New York: 1834. Very good- in the publisher's original light tan cloth covered boards with a printed paper label on the spine. An octavo measuring 8 3/4" by 5 1/2" with the cloth splitting at the joints, but with the binding still holding and with heavy foxing to the preliminaries and end sheets. There are two early prior owner's names in pencil on the first free end page. The fold-out map preceding the title page has a 4 inch closed tear which has been professionally repaired. 307 pages of text including an extensive appendix which is followed by a page of errata. Illustrated with the fold-out map mentioned above, a second fold-out map page [121] and three single page maps. Considered by Howes to be "quite scarce". Sabin states of this title: "Most of this narrative is occupied with interesting incidents of Indian life and character, extracts from manuscript journals of the fur-traders, and traditions of the aboriginies. Pages 169 to 210 of the Appendix, are devoted to an analysis and vocabulary of the Chippewa language." (Howes, S187; Sabin, 77878; Graff, 3698

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        Voyage Du Jeune Anacharsis En Grece, Dans Le Milieu Du Quatrieme Siecle Avant L"Ere Vulgaire

      Lebigre Freres 1834 - 1834. 382 pages. No dust jacket. Leather bound with gilt lettering. Clean but yellowed pages with no markings or annotations. Moderate wear and scuffing to the boards, mainly on the spine, edges and corners.Slight damage to the spine ends. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        "Gedenkboek Van Nederlands Moed En Trouw, Gedurende Del Belgischen Opstand ... Met Platen En Eene Kaarl Van Het Tooneel Des Vorlogs"

      Haarlem; Bohn, 1834. 1st Edition. "Subject: Netherlands - Civilization. Impressively illustrated with a series of [folding] etched plates and a large, folding hand-coloured map to the rear. " Finely and sumptuously bound in modern aniline calf over marble boards. Raised bands with gilt cross-bands and a contrasting morocco gilt-blocked label. An exceptional copy; of presentation quality- scans and additional detail on request.

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        A System of Geography, Popular and Scientific, or, A Physical, Political, and Statistical Account of the World and Its Various Divisions. 6 Volume set

      A Fullarton & Co, Glasgow 1834 - 3588pp. 55 fold out maps and plates. G+ : in Good condition plus with marbled eps. Cover lightly rubbed with minor edge wear. Some scattered browning Half leather marbled board cover [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Felddienst-Reglement für die Großherzoglich Badischen Truppen.

      Karlsruhe, Müller, 1834. - XXIV, 436 Seiten und 15 teils gefaltete Beilagen, 5 gefaltete lithographierte Pläne. Pappband der Zeit. Einband etwas berieben und bestoßen, Titel gestempelt; innen gering fleckig, gut erhalten. - Aus Bibliothek Schloß Neidstein. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Illustrations of Pulmonary Consumption, Its Anatomical Characters, Causes, Symptoms and Treatment

      Philadelphia: Key & Biddle. Very Good with no dust jacket. 1834. First Edition. Leather. Publisher's full, brown calf boards, rebacked in brown leather with four raised bands, and a red leather label lettered in gilt. . Rebacked in brown leather with original boards, prior owner's signature on title page, front paste-down has a shadow from a removed bookplate, a few pages are dog-earred, text pages are heavily foxed, but the plates (on a heavier paper) are unfoxed and clean. VERY GOOD. . Hand colored plates. 8vo 8" - 9" tall. xiii, 183 pp .

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        THE NATURAL HISTORY OF HUMMING-BIRDS.

      Edinburgh W. H. Lizars and Sterling and Kenney and 1833 1834 - 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. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Roger Middleton P.B.F.A.]
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        OBRAS LITERARIAS DE D. FRANCISCO MARTINEZ DE LA ROSA 5 VOLS.

      - Paris; En la Imprenta de Julio Didot, 1834. 8º (18 cm.) 5 Vols. 482 p. = 533 p. = 358 p. = 390 p. = 372 p. Encuadernación en holandesa piel nueva con titulo en el lomo. Buen estado general algun tomo con leves manchas de humedad y una hoja rasgada afectando al texto un poco (tomo IV pagina 355-356) EN GENERAL PAPEL MUY LIMPIO Y CON TODOS SUS MARGENES. RBS1 Año: 1830

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        Il costume antico e moderno o storia del governo, della milizia, della religione, ecc. delle usanze dei popoli antichi e moderni e rappresentata con analoghi disegni. Disponiamo dei tre volumi delle aggiunte all'opera generale.

      Batelli 1833- 1834 Tre volumi in-8° di pp. 402-330-546 con complessive 188 tavole a colori f.t. Legature in mezza pergamena coeva . con doppio tass. e forellini di tarlo al dorso. Esemplare con lievi erosioni al margine interno.

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        Die Sternschnuppen sind Steine aus den Mondvulkanen, die einen Durchmesser von 1 bis 5 Fuss haben, und welche bei 8000 Fuss Geschwindigkeit in 1 Secunde nicht wieder auf den Mond zurückkommen, und die dann mit Millionen um die Erde herumlaufen

      Four lithographed plates (one folding). 1 p.l., xvi, 80 pp. 8vo, early wrappers (some foxing). Bonn: E. Weber, 1834. First edition of this interesting book; from the library of Carl Friedrich Gauss. Benzenberg (1777-1846), professor of mathematics at the Lyceum in Düsseldorf, performed many original scientific investigations in the fields of astronomy, physics, and geodetics. He is most famous for being the first to demonstrate that the earth revolves, a problem which had perplexed scientists since Copernicus. Gauss and Benzenberg were at Göttingen at the same time and surely knew each other. This is one of several works by Benzenberg on the origin of meteorites. He agreed with Chladni's theory concerning their cosmic origins. But Benzenberg used his data to formulate a theory that shooting stars are stones from moon volcanoes. Three of the plates depict several meteorites and their paths in the sky. The folding plate contains a fine map of the moon. Very good copy with the stamp of the Royal Observatory at Göttingen on half-title (with release stamp), title, and on the backs of the plates. While this copy does not have the stamp of the Gauss Bibliothek, it is from Gauss's library. ❧ D.S.B., I, pp. 615-16. Not known to Whitaker, Mapping and Naming the Moon or Ashworth, The Face of the Moon. .

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        AN ENCYCLOPEDIA OF COTTAGE, FARM AND VILLA ARCHITECTURE AND FURNITURE CONTAINING NUMEROUS DESIGNS FOR DWELLINGS, FROM THE COTTAGE TO THE VILLA Etc.

      Longman, Rees, oRME, London 1834 - FIRST EDITION xx, 1238pp., wood engravings in text, some foxing, half calf and cloth, some rippling on reverse cover, spine gilt decorated, binding sound. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Il costume antico e moderno o storia del governo, della milizia, della religione, delle arti, scienze ed usanze di tutti i popoli antichi e moderni provata coi monumenti dell' antichita e rappresentata cogli analoghi disegni.

      Milan, tipografia dell'editore, 1829-1834. - Folio (380 x 265 mm). 37 vols incl. supplements and index. With 7 engr. folding maps, 5 engr. maps, 1619 coloured aquatints (2 double-page-sized), 2 engr. portraits, 2 engr. plates of musical notes, and 4 tables. Late 19th century half calf with giltstamped spine title. Untrimmed. Without question the largest pictorial encyclopedia of the world published during the 19th century, and one of the rarest works to be found complete. Printed in a press run of no more than 300 copies, this set is numbered "12" and was inscribed to a friend of the author ("del socio Signor G. Ferrario"); as such, it was printed on superior paper and coloured particularly carefully (according to Brunet, most of the 300 copies produced were issued entirely uncoloured). The purpose of this 37-volume set in large folio format was to provide a complete account of all known parts of the world not only by describing in detail the various peoples' costumes, governments, religion, habits, military, arts and science, but also by showing them in splendid illustrations, all of which are here coloured by hand individually. The engravings include not only many costumes, but also buildings, objects of religious and of everyday use, monuments, historical scenes and much more. The plates are printed on wove paper and bear the publisher's drystamp. In spite of the enormous number of plates, the colouring is meticulous throughout. - Initially planned for no more than 13 volumes (1816-1827) and also published in French, this present Italian edition is the only one that was issued complete with all supplements and the plates in their impressive folio format. - Of the utmost rarity: we could not trace a single complete copy on the market since 1950. Auction records list only the abridged 8vo reprint or single volumes of the present folio edition (Sotheby's, May 28, 2002, lot 426: £8,720 for vol. I, pt. 3 only). Interior shows occasional slight foxing to blank margins. Altogether an excellent, complete set of the luxury edition: uniformly bound, untrimmed and wide-margined. Colas 1051. Hiler 311. Lipperheide Ad 7. Brunet II, 1232f.

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        Die Schlacht bei Nördlingen und Belagerung dieser Stadt in den Monaten August und September 1634. Ein Beitrag zur Geschichte des dreißigjährigen Krieges bei Gelegenheit der Sekularfeier dieser Begebenheiten. Mit einem Vorwort und Plan des Schlachtfeldes von F. W. Doppelmayr

      Nördlingen, Beck 1834.. Mit lithogr. Tafel und lithogr. mehrfach gefalt. Plan. VI, 1 Bl., 246 S., 2 Bl., VII-XXII (Subskribentenverz.) Lwd. d. Zt. mit goldgepr. Rückentitel "Nördlingen", Pfister I, 4707. - Die lithogr. Ansicht der "Sanct Emmeranskirche" wird bei Pfister nicht genannt. Nach S. 164 der Zwischentitel "Erster Nachtrag". Den Plan zeichnete der damalige Nördlinger Bürgermeister. - Einband mit Bibliotheksetikette, Titel gestempelt. Teils etwas stockfleckig; der Plan mit kleinem geklebtem Einriss. Insgesamt wohlerhaltenes Exemplar.

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        Catalog über die im Königlich Bayer'schen Haupt. Conservatorium der Armee befindlichen gedruckten Werke [with]: Supplement I, II, III, IV

      xiv, [2], 422, 59, [1] pp.; 168, 34 pp., one leaf of errata; 190, 54 pp.; 179, 62 pp.; 181, 62 pp. Five vols. 8vo, various bindings (see below), a.e.g. Munich: 1834-44-55-67-77. A fine and handsomely bound set of the main library catalogue, with four supplements, of the Haupt Conservatorium der Armee in Munich, the chief library and archive of the Bavarian Army. These volumes come from the library of the Kings of Bavaria and are well-bound in a variety of styles, reflecting the changing bookbinding tastes of the 19th century. The library was founded in 1804 as the archives of the Bavarian Army, with responsibility to collect and preserve all battlefield plans, maps, manuscripts, and books. About 17,000 items are described in the main catalogue (which is in its second edition) and the supplements. The first volume is bound in fine contemporary half-calf with the crown of the Kings of Bavaria on the spine at the head and in the lower compartment. The first supplement is bound in contemporary green sheep, imitating morocco, with the spine gilt in the romantic style. The second supplement is bound in contemporary blind-stamped cloth. Supplements III and IV are bound in contemporary blind-stamped red morocco, each employing different patterns. Fine set and scarce. ❧ Schwenke, Adressbuch der Deutschen Bibliotheken, 1105. .

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        A System of Geography, Popular and Scientific, or, A Physical, Political, and Statistical Account of the World and Its Various Divisions. 6 Volume set

      Glasgow A Fullarton & Co 1834. G+ : in Good condition plus with marbled eps. Cover lightly rubbed with minor edge wear. Some scattered browning Reprint Half leather marbled board cover 230mm x 140mm (9" x 6"). 3588pp. 55 fold out maps and plates.

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        Tombleson's Thames.

      Tombleson; etc o.J. [1834], London; etc - Frontispiz, 1 Bl., 79 Stahlstich-Tafeln, iv, 84 Seiten Text, moderner HLdrbd. unter Verwendung marmorierter Deckel der Zeit, Rückentitel in Silberprägung, farbiger Blattschnitt, 26,5 cm. Englische Ausgabe. Mit der gestochenen Widmung für Henry Brougham. Die Unterschriften zu den 79 Ansichten der Themse meist in englischer, französischer und deutscher Sprache. Der Textteil in englischer Sprache. - Ohne das gedruckte Titelblatt (jedoch mit dem gestochenen Titel als Frontispiz) und ohne die Panoramakarte. - Die Einbanddeckel stärker berieben und bestoßen, durchgehend etwas fleckig oder randfleckig, der letzte Stahlstich mit randlichen Reparaturen, sonst und insgesamt ordentliches Exemplar von guter Substanz. --- English edition. With the engraved dedication for Lord Brougham. Captions to the 79 steel engravings in English, German and French. Text section in English only. - The panoramic view of the Thames and the printed title are missing. - Modern half leather binding with silver tooled title on the back, with marbled boeards of the 1830s. The boards with considerable wear. Throughout some foxing. The last steel engraving with repairs to the margins. All in all a decent copy. [Kempsford, Oxford, Nuneham Courteney, Wallingford, Park Place, Henley, Henly, Oxon, Fawley Court, Medmenham, Hurley, Great Marlow, Cookham, Hedsor, Cliefden, Maidenhead Bridge, Bray, Windsor Castle, Dorney Church, Eton College, Windsor Bridge, Datchet Bridge, Chertsea Bridge, Shepperton, Walton Bridge, Sunbury Locks, Hampton, Hampton Court Bridge, Teddington Locks, Strawberry Hill, Twickenham, Richmond, Kew Bridge, Hammersmith Bridge, Chelsea Hospital, Battersea, Vauxhall Bridge, Lambeth Palace, Westminster Bridge, Hungerford New Market, Adelphi Terrace, Waterloo Bridge, Somersetz House, Blackfriars Bridge, St. Paul, Southwark, London Bridge, London, Billingsgate, Custom House, Tower of London, Rotherhithe, Greenwich Hospital, Greenwich, Erith, Greenhithe, Northfleet, Gravesend, Nore Lights, Teston Bridge, East Farleigh, Maidstone, Allington, Aylesford, Woldham, Rochester, Chatham, Gillingham] 1202 Gramm. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        The Martial Achievements of Great Britain and her Allies from 1799-1815

      VG : in very good condition. Minor bumping and rubbing to cover. Marbled endpapers. Occasional light marks and foxing. Minor browning to page edges throughout. Uncut. Tightly bound. Endpapers slightly foxed First Edition Superb later brown tooled leather/gilt cover by Morrell 370mm x 300mm (15" x 12"). 52 hand coloured aquatint plates. Lionel Phillips bookplate. W. S. Adams bookplate.

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        The exposition of 1851; or, views of the industry, the science, and the government, of England.London: John Murray, 1851.

      First edition, rare, especially in the original publisher's cloth. Chapter 13, entitled 'Calculating engines,' contains a description of the current state of development of Babbage's Analytical Engine. Conceived by him in 1834, this machine was designed to evaluate any mathematical formula and to have even higher powers of analysis than his original Difference Engine of the 1820s. Only part of the machine as a trial piece was completed before Babbage's death in 1871. "The Analytical Engine was a quantum leap in logical conception and physical size, and its design ranks as one of the startling intellectual achievements of the century... The Analytical Engine features many essential principles found in the modern digital computer and its conception marks the transition from mechanized arithmetic to fully-fledged general purpose computation... It is on the Analytical Engine that Babbage's standing as 'the first computer pioneer' largely rests" (computerhistory.org).<br/><br/> The Great Exhibition of 1851 was the outstanding public event of the Victorian era. Housed in Joseph Paxton's glass and iron Crystal Palace, it presented a vast array of objects, technologies and works of art from around the world. The first industrial exhibition of international scope, contemporary commentators attributed much wider significance to it. Prince Albert, in particular, argued that the Great Exhibition would bring nations together in a spirit of friendly rivalry, following the social upheavals of the previous decade. <br/><br/> "Lyon Playfair, who played a leading role in organizing the exhibition, had originally suggested that Babbage be put in charge of the exhibition's Industrial Commission, but Playfair's suggestion was rejected by the British government, which was still at loggerheads with Babbage over funding for his calculating engines. Babbage was also refused permission to display the completed portion of his Difference Engine no. 1 at the exhibition, even though the exhibition's purpose was to display the latest advances in industry, and Babbage's machine, though built twenty years earlier, was arguably the finest product of precision mechanical engineering to date. <br/><br/> "Angered at these slights, Babbage published this vitriolic history of the exhibition, in which he skewered the insularity and snobbism of its organizers, put forth his own ideas about how the exhibition should have been run, and sounded off on the corrupt state of science in England..." (OOC). <br/><br/> "Charles Babbage (1791-1871), one of the most original thinkers of the nineteenth century, is best remembered as the pioneer of computing technology, but he also made significant contributions to mathematics, mechanical engineering, philosophy and political economy. This book, first published in 1851, is an example of his active and effective campaigning for the role of scientists and the place of science, technology and technical education in society. Ahead of his time, Babbage was critical of government and the scientific community for not valuing science and technology in education. The work develops these themes, using the Great Exhibition as a backdrop to highlight the political and cultural factors that can impede scientific and technological progress. Britain's industrial supremacy, he argued, disguised the need to develop technical education. As relevant and persuasive today as in 1851, Babbage's arguments emphasise the fundamental importance of technology to the advancement of society" (from the introduction to the Cambridge University Press reprint, 2012). <br/><br/> A second edition was published later in the same year. <br/><br/> <i>Origins of Cyberspace</i> 67. A. W. Van Sinderen, 'The printed papers of Charles Babbage,' <i>Annals of the History of Computing</i>, Vol. 2, 1980, pp. 169-850, no. 61. For a detailed account of the analytical engine, see A. G. Bromley, 'Charles Babbage's Analytical Engine 1838,' <i>Annals of the History of Computing</i>, Vol. 4, 1982, pp. 196-217).. 8vo (225 x 141 mm), pp. xvi, 231, [1], [4:adverts for other works by Babbage], 16 (publisher's general adverts), original green cloth stamped in gilt and blind, some light spotting to front fly leaf and half title as well as the last page of adverts and rear fly leaf, otherwise fine and clean throughout, engraved book plate to front pastedown and previous owner's signature to fly leaf. A very fine and completely unrepaired copy

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        LETTERA AUTOGRAFA FIRMATA + UN RITRATTO (INC. IN RAME DA AMBROISE TARDIEU).

      4 pp. (mm. 257x201), datata: Paris, 5 8bre, 1834, diretta a M. Hippolyte Roger - chef de la troizième division au ministère de l?instruction publique, hotel du ministère, rue de grenelle St. germain, à Paris (indirizzo riportato al verso della 4a pag.).= ?Monsieur / il se pourrait que Monsieur le Ministre de l?instruction publique auquel je dois déja tant de reconnaissance pour l?acquisition qu?il a daigné faire de cent exemplaires de mon dernier ouvrage, voulut bien, à ma prière, comprendre dans la distribution qu?il fera de ces exemplaires quelques savants ou littérateurs auxquels je me proposais d?en offrir sur le petit nombre d?exemplaires que je m?étais rservé en vendant le reste de l?édition à M. Bachelier, ce que je ne peux faire parcerqu?il ne m?en reste plus qu?un seul pour moi-meme. / Dans le cas ou M. le Ministre serait disposé a m?accorder encore cette faveur, je vous prie, Monsieur, de me permettre de vous adresser la petite note ci-jointe des noms et des adresses des personnes dont je viens de parler, et qui me paraissent d?ailleurs, par leur ouvrages scientifiques ou littéraires, pouvoir etre compris dans une distribution d?ouvrages acquis par le ministère. / Il n?y a dans le nombre que 4 étrangers, je crois qu?il suffirait que l?on adressat ces 4 exemplaires aux ambassadeurs.. à Paris pour qu?ils parvinssent à ceux qui sont adressés, vu le rang de ces personnes: Mr. de Humboldt à Berlin, Mr. Quételet à l?Observatoire de Bruxelles et M. de Candolle et Auguste de la Rive à Genève. / J?ai eu de telles relations avec ceux dont j?ai les noms dans cette note, que je ne peux guère me dispenser de leur procurer mon ourage. Mais j?éprouverais quelque peine a racheter de M. Bachelier des exemplaires plus de deux fois plus chers que je ne les lui ai vendus en masse.....? / Je vous prie d?agréer...Monsieur, votre très humble.. serviteur. Con picc. mancanze (non di testo) ma complessivam. un buon esemplare. L?opera della quale Ampère parla è ?Littérature et voyages?, Paris, 1834, in 2 voll. Quest?opera era già apparsa in articoli nella ?Revue des deux Mondes?.

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        Roman de la Violette, ou de Gerard de Nevers, En Vers, du XIIIe Siecle, Par Gibert de Montreuil; Publie, pour la premiere fois, d'apres deux manuscrits de la Bibliotheque Royale, par Francisque Michel

      Chez Silvestre, Paris 1834 - Eight spectacular hand-colored and illuminated plates on vellum. No. 20 of a limited edition of 200 total, and one of 15 copies on Hollande paper. 8vo. 22.5 by 15 cm, 9 by 6 inches. lxiv, [4 leaves], 334, [2] pp. Each of the plates is accompanied by a plain black and white lithographic version. The hand-colored versions easily pass for actual illuminated paintings, and indeed, the hand-colorist did not merely fill in color but also made some subtle changes to the illustration so that the hand-colored version does not match exactly the black and white one. The illumination on the vellum is of an uncommon precision and beauty so as to read as tantamount to manuscript, and the work is unquestionably superior to what one would find in the better works of Henry Shaw, who contemporaneously was producing iimportant books on the topic of illuminated manuscripts. The "Roman de la Violette" is based on the same story as Shakespeare's "Cymbeline". The binding of this copy is an exquisite example of French blindstamped leather of the period, with Greek-style ornament in the large centerpiece of the boards and a Gothic ornamental diaper impressed onto the spine, which also has raised bands. The binding has a few dings and tiny pinprick losses, and the joints have a slight goopiness of a earlier restoration, but the binding still comes off as very handsome. The volume itself fits into a custom slipcase with leather fringe and a wide ribbon pull. This copy had once belonged to the Ermitage in St. Petersburg. Full Calf, with Blindstamping, Gilt Decoration, etc. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Manuel Pratique du Lithographe. Ouvrage qui a obtenu une m&eacute;daille de la Soci&eacute;t&eacute; d&apos;encouragement pour l&apos;industrie nationale, au Concoures de 1830, augmente de notes sur les nouveaux procedes avec les lois &amp; ordonnances qui regissent cette profession par M. Jules Desportes, Imprimeur Lithographe

      Paris: Chez l&apos;auteur. 1834. First edition, xxxii,230,[8]pp., [jump in pagination from 203-208 but complete], the text is entirely in lithographic script, 4 plates of lithographic utensils and materials, the fore-edge of the upper board has suffered from what appears to be a spill of acid (this was no doubt done by a practising lithographer), this has burnt through the board and effected the blank fore-edge of the first 25 leaves, it is a little unsightly but doesn&apos;t effect the text, cont. quarter calf, over patterned paper boards, rubbed. &quot;Jules Desportes was a lithographic printer of note who founded and managed the first lithographic trade journal, &apos;Le Lithographe, journal des artistes et des imprimeurs&apos; (Paris and Rotterdam, 1837-48)... he exercised an important influence on French lithography in the 1830s and 1840s, and his &apos;Manuel pratique du lithographe&apos; provides the best example I know of the work of a lithographic printer who used the process of lithography to produce his own book.&quot;&#8212;Twyman. Twyman, Early Lithographed Books. pp.263-64; Bigmore &amp; Wyman I, p.165.

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        EUSTACE CONWAY: or, The Brother and Sister. A Novel. In Three Volumes

      London:: Richard Bentley, New Burlington Street.. 1834.. 12mo. 7-5/8" x 4-5/8". 1st edition (NCBEL III, 1392; Sadleir 1672). Not in Wolff. 3 volumes ([4], 300; [4], 311, [1 (blank)]; [2], 288 pp).. 19th C. maroon morocco-style half-leather binding (by Budden), with marbled paper boards. Elaborate gilt-decorated spines. Marbled paper eps. AEG.. Joints professionally strengthened. Bookplate. Townshend&#39;s. signature at base of t.p. in each volume. A VG+ set.. Author&#39;s first book, and apparently only published novel, issued anonymously. Maurice named the villian of his novel, "Captain Marryatt", which was, as Sadleir termed it, "an error of judgement which brought Maurice a challenge to a duel." Uncommon on the commercial market.

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        Memorials of Oxford

      Oxford and London: J.H. Parker, H. Slatter and W. Graham; Charles Tilt, 1834. Three volumes complete - Volume One - [8], 64, 32, 16, 16, 32, 16, 16, 16, 16, 16, 16pp; Volume Two (1835) - [6], 16, 32, 16, 32, 16, 16, 16, 16, 16, 16, 16, 16, 16, 16pp and Volume Three (1837) - [6], 16, 16, 16, 16, 16, 16, 16, 16, 16, 16, 32, 16, 16, 16, 16, 32pp; plates. Contemporary half morocco and marbled paper over boards, raised bands, spines in six panels, title in gilt to second panel, author / volume to fourth, remaining panels gilt, with central lozenge tool and volute corner pieces, original primrose endpapers, a.e.g. Slightly rubbed to corners and extremities, spines very slightly faded. Internally sporadic light foxing, occasionally heavier (mainly to volume two), but generally fairly bright and clean. Complete with a map/plan and one hundred plates. Large paper copy, Lowndes 1161. First Edition. Half Morocco and Boards. Good+. Illus. by Le Keux, John After Mackenzie, F.. 4to. Large Paper Copy.

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        A NARRATIVE OF THE WRECK OF THE SCHOONER NEW CONNECTICUT, ON LAKE ERIE, SEPT. 4th, 1833; TOGETHER WITH AN ACCOUNT OF THE MIRACULOUS PRESERVATION OF MRS. MARY APPLEBEE, WHO WAS CONFINED IN THE CABIN FIVE DAYS! THE SCHOONER BEING FOR THE GREATER PART OF THE TIME, IMMERSED IN WATER!

      Buffalo: Printed by H.A. Salisbury, 1834.. 14pp. Gathered signatures, string-tied. Two closed two-inch tears in titlepage, bookplate on verso of titlepage. Dampstain throughout, some edgewear. Good. A very scarce narrative of a shipwreck on Lake Erie, told by a woman passenger. Mrs. Applebee was aboard the New Connecticut, sailing from Conneaut, Ohio, to Buffalo when the ship wrecked and went under. She was trapped in her cabin for several days while the ship was underwater, and recounts her ordeal with remarkable stoicism. "Her adventure is one of the most remarkable in the annals of the lakes" - Severance. Not in Sabin or Huntress. OCLC locates only three copies, at the Buffalo & Erie County Public Library, the Buffalo History Museum, and Marietta College. SEVERANCE, BUFFALO IMPRINTS, p.570. AMERICAN IMPRINTS 22990. OCLC 33350835, 18318167.

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        An historical and descriptive account of Persia, form the earliest ages to the present time. With a detailed view of ist resources, government, population, natural history, and the chracter of ist inhabitants, paricularly of the wandering tribes; including a description of Afghanistan and Beloochistan. Illustrated by a map, and thirteen engravings by Jackson.

      Edinburgh, London, Oliver & Boyd, Simpkin & Marshall 1834. - 8°, 407 SS., dreiseitiger Goldschnitt, Second edition, Leinen der Zeit mit vergold. Rückentitel, Rückenvergoldung, vergold. Deckelbordüre, schönes Exemplar, Schulpreis-Aufkleber (Blairlodge Academy) auf Innendeckel, [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Werner Steinbeiß]
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        An Historical and Descriptive Account of Persia, from the Earliest Ages to the Present Time: with a detailed View of its Resources, Government, Population, Natural History, including Afghanistan and Beloochistan. Second Edition. BRIGHT, FRESH COPY

      Oliver & Boyd, Edinburgh, 18348vo., Second Edition, with a folding map as frontispiece, woodcut vignette on half-title, and 12 wood-engraved illustrations (7 full-page) in the text, some very light offsetting from frontispiece to facing page; original red cloth, upper board elaborately framed in blind, gilt back, uncut, a remarkably bright, fresh, clean copy. With a fine nineteenth-century engraved armorial bookplate on front paste-down. Published in the same year as the first edition. VERY SCARCE, ESPECIALLY IN THIS CONDITION.

      [Bookseller: Island Books [formerly of Devon]]
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        Narrative Of An Expedition Through The Upper Mississippi To Itasca Lake The Actual Source Of The River; Embracing An Exploratory Trip Through The St. Croix And Burntwood (Or Broule) Rivers In 1832.

      First Edition Very good- in the publisher's original light tan cloth covered boards with a printed paper label on the spine. An octavo measuring 8 3/4" by 5 1/2" with the cloth splitting at the joints, but with the binding still holding and with heavy foxing to the preliminaries and end sheets. There are two early prior owner's names in pencil on the first free end page. The fold-out map preceding the title page has a 4 inch closed tear which has been professionally repaired. 307 pages of text including an extensive appendix which is followed by a page of errata. Illustrated with the fold-out map mentioned above, a second fold-out map page [121] and three single page maps. Considered by Howes to be "quite scarce". Sabin states of this title: "Most of this narrative is occupied with interesting incidents of Indian life and character, extracts from manuscript journals of the fur-traders, and traditions of the aboriginies. Pages 169 to 210 of the Appendix, are devoted to an analysis and vocabulary of the Chippewa language." (Howes, S187; Sabin, 77878; Graff, 3698Our code number = TB26959

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        Lectures des Mémoires de M. De Chateaubriand ou recueil d'articles publiés sur ces mémoires avec des fragments originaux.

      - Paris, Lefèvre, 1834. Un volume de format in 8° de 2ff. (faux titre et titre), XL pp. (préface de Nisard) ; 356 pp. Reliure de l'époque en demi basane maroquinée vert Empire, décor romantique doré au dos, titre doré. Quelques minimes défauts: une coupe légèrement frottée, discret manque angulaire à qq. pp. , en fin de volume; charmant exemplaire tout de même. Peu commun. Recueil d'articles ou de fragments grapillés lors des réunions de lecture chez Juliette Récamier (Nisard, qui n'y assistait pas aurait eu ses indicateurs.) et qui eurent un succès énorme; on glorifiait le génie littéraire de l'auteur. La prépublication en feuilleton (1848-1850) puis en volumes n'eurent pourtant qu'un succès limité. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        The application of the Roman alphabet to all the Oriental languages; contained in a series of papers ... and published in various Calcutta periodicals in the year 1834

      [Serampore]: Serampore Press. 1834. "First edition, 8vo, pp. [2], 162; Bengali, Hindustani, Persian, Uriya, and Arabic types; removed from binding; text block fine.& & An important work. Because of Trevelyan&#39;s zealousness for the education of native Indians, ""in 1835, largely owing to his eagerness and persistence, government was led to decide in favour of the promulgatuion of English literature and science among the natives of India"" (DNB). Several editions were published, both in India and London up to 1865. "

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        DISCOVERIES IN ASIA MINOR; Including a Description of the Ruins of Ancient Cities and Especially Antioch of Pisidia

      Richard Bentley 1834. . 1st Ed. 2 vols. xxiii + 358pp. + vii + 439pp. Half title present in vol. 1. Folding map, 2 plans (one of Churches one of cities), 8 stone litho. plates by L. Haghe, textual ground plan. Some marginal browning, handsomely rebound in double blind rule edged half calf with marbled boards, dec. gilt devices with gilt lettered title labels to spines. Atabey 37; Blackmer 49; Weber I 216.& Francis Vyvyan Jago Arundell (1780-1846) antiquary and oriental traveller. ODNB &#145;.. became in 1822 chaplain to the British factory at Smyrna, where he remained for fourteen years ... he ventured in 1833 upon another tour of 1,000 miles through districts the greater part of which had hithero been undescribed by any European traveller, when he made an especial study of the ruins of Antioch in Pisidia and two volumes describing these discoveries were published in 1834 ...&#146; Additional postage may be necessary. US$1520

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        Italie pittoresque. Introduction, le Simplon, Mont Saint-Bernard, Ivrée, Verceil, Alexandrie, Marengo, Nice, Monaco, Gênes, Piombino. Première partie. Italie pittoresque. Naples, Calabre, Basilicata, terre d'Otrante, Pouilles, les Abruzzes. Italie pittoresque. État-romain, campagne de Rome, Sabine, Ombrie, territoires de perugia et d'Orvieto, Ferrare, Bologne. Le Rubicon, Rimini, San-Marino, Marche d'Ancone, Rome. Deuxième partie. Italie pittoresque. Lombard-Vénitien, Venise, Vérone, Vicence, Padoue, Mantoue, Parme, Plaisance, Modène, Massa, Lucques, Musées d'Italie. Italie pittoresque. La Corse, l'Ile d'Elbe, la Sardaigne, la Sicile, Malte.

      chez Amable Costes éditeur, 1834 - Paris, chez Amable Costes éditeur, 1834-1836. 5 parties en 1 vol. grand in 8 de VIII-48-24-64-118-48-28-64pp., reliure en pleine basane vert bouteille à coins de l'époque, dos lisse orné de filets et de guirlandes formées de poinçons ronds et rectangulaires, frise dorée en queue de dos, coiffes très légèrement frottées, rousseurs éparses, de nombreuses planches illustrées en noir hors texte, deux belles grandes cartes dépliantes au centre et à la fin du volume, première page de faux-titre ornée d'une gravure représentant une vue de la mer, seconde page de faux-titre ornée d'une gravure représentant la vue d'un volcan, probablement le Vésuve, page de titre ornée d'une petite gravure représentant la louve avec Romus et Romulus, une petite déchirure et une déchirure à la marge latérale de la page de titre, une petite déchirure avec un petit manque de papier à la marge latérale de la seconde page de faux-titre, texte sur deux colonnes, bon et bel exemplaire. 800 &#128; Contributions de: [Jacques Marquet de Montbreton] de Norvins, Ch[arles] Nodier, Alex[andre] Dumas, Ch[arles] Didier, [Charles Athanase] Walckenaer, [Gabriel-Marie] Legouvé, Al[phonse] Royer, H[ector] Berlioz, R[oger] De Beauvoir, [Louis simon] Auger. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Memoirs of Spain during the reigns of Philip IV. and Charles II. from 1621 to 1700.

      Thomas Clark. Whittaker & Co. 1834. VG+, 1st ed, 2 vols complete. In uniform c1900 half calf, green marbled boards, some blind tooling, corners and edges lightly bumped and worn. Spines, attractive decorative gilt tooling, raised bands, titles in gilt to red and brown leather labels, edges rubbed, printed by Neill and company, Old Fishmarket, Edinburgh. Internally, brown endpapers, text block edges sprinkled red, no inscriptions. Vol 1, 1834, [3], (vi-x), [2], [1], 2-656 pp. Vol 2, [4], [1], 2-422 pp. Lacking half titles?, light very occasional spotting. A lovely copy! (Almirante 252). Dunlop, writer on literature. Henry Cockburn recalled of him: People sometimes wondered how so feeble and so retired a creature could venture as a penal magistrate among the strong sailors of Greenock or the illfed rebels of precarious Paisley; but he did his duty among them very well . In appearance he was exceedingly like a little, old, gray cuddy-a nice kindly body, with a clear, soft Scotch voice . Everybody loved Dunlop; and, with the single exception of a relation who was always trying to swindle him, there was no one whom Dunlop did not love. (Journal of Henry Cockburn, 1. 310-11) See ODNB.

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        VOLUME 1 OF MY SKETCH BOOK

      Published by Charles Tilt, 1834. 1st edition.. Hardback. Good. Illustrated by Cruikshank, George. 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]

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        The Animal Kingdom, arranged according to its organization, serving as a foundation for the Natural History of Animals, and an introduction to Comparative Anatomy. With figures designed after Nature. [Complete in four volumes]. Illustrated by nearly 800 coloured plates Translated from the latest French Edition.

      London:: E. Henderson,, 1834-1837.. First English edition.. Hardcover. Very Good+. Vol I: [iv] (engd title, title), ii (advertisement), xlviii (memoir, Portrait, prefaces, corrigenda), 380; [ii], xviii, Mammalia (pl-63), Aves (pl-99); Vol II: [ii] (engd title), xxxvi (title, memoirs, 2 portraits, index), 412; [ii], xxii, Reptilia (pl-40), Pisces (pl-80); Vol III: [ii] (engd title), xxxvi (title, Latreille&#146;s preface, index), 472; [ii], xxiv, Mollusca (pl-44), Annelides (pl-10), Crustacea (pl-42), Arachnides (pl-29); Vol 4: [iv], (engd title, title), ii (memoir of Latreille, portrait), xliv (memoirs, 2 portraits, index), 544 (including a Catalogue of Authors and Abbreviations, followed by a general index to the work); [ii], xxxii, Insecta (pl-115), Zoophytes (pl-23). ** [&#145;(pl-)&#146; records the number printed on the final plate in each section: there are perhaps half as many again with interposed numberings - ie: total nearly 800 plates, with tissue guards, nearly all being hand-coloured.] ** Whereas the printed title pages are dated 1834 or 1836, the plates section of each volume is preceded by an engraved title page dated 1837, followed by a table of contents to the plates. Contents clean and bright, with minor spotting to title pages, almost none elsewhere. One page edge damaged, some plate edges pricked, and a depression mark to the back of one portrait. A very nice set with new cream endpapers in the contemporary binding of bottle-green pebble cloth, rebacked (except Vol IV), with the original labelled spines laid down. Large 8vo, 24x14.5cms, and taking up nearly a foot of shelf space. [EXTRA Heavy Item]

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        Vollständiges Handbuch für Juweliere, Gold-, Silber- und Schmuckarbeiter. Nach den besten und neuesten französischen, englischen und deutschen Schriften ... bearbeitet und herausgegeben

      Ilmenau, Voigt 1834. 18 cm. (2), 20, 561, (1) Seiten mit 22 gefalteten lithographierten Tafeln, 2 (1 mehrfach gefaltet) lithographierten Tabellen und zahlreichen Tabellen im Text. Festeinband, Halbledereinband der Zeit mit blind- und goldgeprägtem Rücken - Engelmann, Mechan. 329, 63 - Umfassendes Handwerksbuch der Goldschmiedekunst: Geeignete Metalle und die Mittel, deren Natur zu erkennen, Schmelzverfahren, Feinmachen, Scheiden, Vergoldung, Versilberung, Platieren, Goldwaren in Farbe zu setzen; Edelsteine (Schnittformen, Aufbringen, Fehler), künstliche Steine, Straß, Bernstein, Perlen, etc. Die Tafeln zeigen neben Werkzeug und Werkstattgerät auch Entwürfe und Ornamente sowie Schnittformen und Brillantenschliffe. Schönes Exemplar, Rücken restauriert und neu aufgezogen, Vorsätze erneuert, Stempel auf Vorsatzblatt - Neuer Schauplatz der Künste und Handwerke 63 -

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        A System of Geography, Popular and Scientific, or, A Physical, Political, and Statistical Account of the World and Its Various Divisions. 6 Volume set

      Glasgow: A Fullarton & Co. G+ : in Good condition plus with marbled eps. Cover lightly rubbed with minor edge wear. Some scattered browning. 1834. Reprint. Half leather marbled board cover. 230mm x 140mm (9" x 6"). 3588pp. 55 fold out maps and plates. .

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        THE LAKES OF SCOTLAND

      Published by Joseph Swan, 1834. 1st edition.. Hardback. Very Good. Illustrated by Fleming, John. Very good condition with no wrapper. A Series of Views, from Paintings Taken Expressly for the Work. Three Quarter dark blue calf leather with raised bands to spine, red/brown title block with gilt title and gilt decorations to raised bands. Blue marbled paper boards, endpapers and outer page edges. 52 engraved plates. xii and 223 pages plus subscribers list to rear. Edges rubbed, marbled paper to boards scuffed with some surface loss. Remains of a large label to front pastedown. First section starting to work loose from binding else a tight copy. Foxing throughout affecting plates also but mainly to margins. All plates present. An attractive copy. [S]

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        PRIMERA SECRETARIA DE ESTADO. DEPARTMENTO DEL INTERIOR. EL EXMO. SR. VICE-PRESIDENTE DE LOS ESTADOS-UNIDOS MEXICANOS SE HA SERVIDO DIRIGIRME EL DECRETO QUE SIGUE...[caption title]

      [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&#39;s wish to relieve suffering caused by the country&#39;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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