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        Dai Nihon Yochi Benran

      Tenpo 5. 1834.. TWO VOLUMES, 76 double page color woodblock maps (41+35), 10 1/8 x 7 inches (26 x 18 cm), Japanese accordion style binding with decorative embossed paper covers. There is worming to many, but not all, of the pages, occasional light soiling to margins, covers quite worn. This beautiful woodblock atlas begins with a map of Japan, which is followed by maps of the individual provinces, and finally a map of the world. This map emphasises the effects on geographic knowledge of Japan's closure to outside influence, featuring California as an island, and a mapping of Australia (marked "megaranika" presumably relating to the color of the inhabitants and joined to New Guinea to the north and to Antarctica at the south) which was profoundly out of date. New Zealand does not appear on the map. .

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        British Phaenogamous Botany; or, Figures and Descriptions of the Genera of British Flowering Plants. Complete in 6 Volumes.

      Published by the author from J. H. Parker and by Whittaker, Treacher, and Co., London. 1834 - Good. Contemporaneous dark green cloth with gilt lettered calf tile to each spine. Covers lightly worn and nicked to spine heads. Most volumes a little shaken. Lightly toned and slightly foxed. Hinges of volume I are cracked. Name neatly penned to title page of volume I. The rear joint of vol. IV is split. Whilst all volumes are bound in very similar fabric, only Vols. I-III and V-VI are entirely uniform, this being explained by the disparity in the publication date of each subsequent volume. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Ryan O'Horne Books]
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        British Phaenogamous Botany; or, Figures and Descriptions of the Genera of British Flowering Plants. Vol. I, II & III

      W. Baxter.. Second Edition.. 1834-1937.. 3 VOLUMES. Engravings with original handcolor, a total of 240 plates with accompanying text sheets, 9 x 5 1/2 inches, cloth covered boards with gilt lettered spine (hardbound). Light wear to cover extremities, owner inscription to front fly-leaf of Vol. I & II, a couple of notations in pencil, light scattered foxing and some light offsetting. Fly leaves of first and second volumes are toned; there are two or three plates with overall toning. A very attractive set, with exquisite plates. Attractive handcolored engravings by W. Baxter, including poppies, orchids, Lady's Slipper, lavender, peonies, etc. Each volume includes a Systematical Index and an English Index. .

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        British Phaenogamous Botany; or, Figures and Descriptions of the Genera of British Flowering Plants. 394 hand-coloured plates

      Oxford: by the author, 1834 onwards. Published 1834-1840, volume 1 states 2nd edition. The original owner, a Charles Cooke, bound the 6 volumes with the plates arranged to an order that is not immediately apparent, thus each volume was made up from a mixture of the plates and text of all six volumes. However volumes "2 & 6" are lacking & these would have contained a mixture of 115 plates from all the volumes. Thus what we offer is 394 random hand coloured plates with the accompanying text bound into four volumes half green calf. With a matching index volume, this annotated. Charles Cooke has re-numbrered each plate in ink on the top left hand margin - well outside the plate mark; 14 of the plates bear ink annotations within the plate. The plates very clean. Interleaved throughout. The bindings rubbed but sound.

      [Bookseller: Bristow and Garland]
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      In basso a ds. firmata e datata ?Sept. 1834?. Tonolitografia con presenza di bianco, cm 36,8 x 55 (il foglio). Scorcio di vicolo cittadino animato da figure in primo piano. / J. D. H. ?General view of Trento?. In basso a sn. firmata e datata ?Sept. 1834?. Tonolitografia con presenza di bianco, cm 36,8 x 55 (il foglio). Veduta della città animata da figure in primo piano. Normali difetti marginali ma buono stato di conservazione. .

      [Bookseller: Studio Bibliografico Botteghina D'arte G]
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      Published by Moon, Boys And Graves, 1834. 1st edition.. Hardback. Good. Illustrated by Stark, James. Almost very good condition with no wrapper. 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. 11.5 x 9 inches. Dark green leather spine with gilt titles and borders. Green boards. 36 b/w plates + subscribers list. Title on spine is Rivers Of Norfolk. Book: all plates present. A very few scattered foxspots to contents. Corners worn. Covers a little marked. [S]

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      1834 - Lithographie von N. Ponsart, 1834, altkoloriert. Ca. 20 x 29,5 cm. Pittoreske Ansicht von Gerolstein und der über dem Ort thronenden Burgruine. Vor dem Ort erstreckt sich ein Tal. Im Vordergrund ist eine Anhöhe dargestellt, auf der sich eine Dreiergruppe zum Picknick niedergelassen hat. Begrenzt wird die Darstellung zum linken Rand durch einen großen malerischen Baum. Links unterhalb der Darstellung bezeichnet und datiert: "Dessiné d'après nature et lith.é par N. Ponsart 1834.", rechts unten "Lith. de Thierry frères.", rechts oben "Pl. 11.". Seltenes Blatt aus Ponsarts berühmtem Mappenwerk. Das hier vorliegende Blatt erschien in den "Souvenirs de la Prusse Rhenane". Ponsart bringt mit seiner berühmten Folge die ersten in einer Serie veröffentlichten Eifel-Ansichten.

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Peter Fritzen]
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        Animal and Vegetable Physiology, Considered with Reference to Natural Theology. First Edition

      William Pickering, London, 1834, - ROGET, Peter Mark. Animal and Vegetable Physiology, Considered with Reference to Natural Theology. IN TWO VOLUMES. London: William Pickering, 1834. First Edition. I: Pp. (6),[vii]-xxxvii,(1),[1]-593,(1). II: Pp. (4),[v]-vii,(1),[1]-661,(3). With numerous small illustrations to text. 8vo, half maroonleather with marbled boards, five gilt-tooled raised bands, gilt letteredred leather title block and gilt lettered black leather author block to spine, all edges marbled, marbled endpapers. Peter Mark Roget (b. January 18,1779, in London; d. September 12, 1869, in West Malvern, Worcestershire), is remembered today for his thorough and influential work in compiling his namesake Thesaurus, however, he was a physician by trade, focusing largely on physiology and natural theology (upon which this volume deals). "The object of this treatise is to enforce the great truths of Natural Theology, byadducing those evidences of the power, wisdom, and goodness of God, which are manifested in the living creation. The scientific knowledge of the phenomena of life, as they are exhibited uinder the infinitely varied forms of organization, constitues what is usually termed PHYSIOLOGY, a sciecne of vast and almost boundless extent, since it comprehends within the range all the animal and vegetable beings of the globe. This ample field of inquiry has, of late years, been cultivated with extraordinary diligence and success by the naturalists of every country; and from their collective labours therehas now been amassed an immense store of facts, and a rich harvest of valuable discoveries." - from the preface, pp.[vii]-viii. Contents: Volume I: Introduction: 1. Final Causes; Part I: The Mechanical Functions: 1. OrganicMechanism; 2. The Mechanical Functions of Zoophytes; 3. Mollusca; 4. Articulata; 5. Insects; 6. Vertebrata; 7. Fishes; 8. Reptilia; 9. Mammalia; 10. Vertebrata Capable of Flying. Volume II: Part II: The Vital Functions: 1. Objects of Nutrition; 2. Nutrition in Vegetables; 3. Animal Nutrition in General; 4. Nutrition of the Lower Order of Animals; 5. Nutrition in the HigherOrders of Animals; 6. Preparation of Food; 7. Digestion; 8. Chylification;9. Lacteal Absorption; 10. Circulation; 11. Respiration; 12. Secretion; 13. Absorption; 14. Nervous Power. Part III: The Sensorial Functions: 1. Sensation; 2. Touch; 3. Taste; 4. Smell; 5. Hearing; 6. Vision; 7. Perception;8. Comparative Physiology of the Nervous System. Part IV: The ReproductiveFunctions: 1. Reproduction; 2. Organic Development; 3. Decline of the System; 4. Unity of Design. With index. Small bookplate to front pastedown of each volume, small diagonal clip to upper right corner of both title pages (removing a small inked name, undoubtedly), the slightest of wear to the outer hinges, small black spot to front board of second volume, else a very nice, clean, bright, tight set. 700.00 [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: John W. Doull, Bookseller (A.B.A.C.)]
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        Results of Astronomical Observations Made During the Years 1834, 5, 6, 7, 8, at the Cape of Good Hope; Being the Completion of a Telescopic Survey of the Whole Surface of the Visible Heavens Commence in 1825

      Smith, Elder and Co. "[Herschel] arrived in Cape Town on 15 January 1834 and set up a private 21 ft (6.4 m) telescope at Feldhausen at Wynberg. Amongst his other observations during this time was that of the return of Comet Halley. Herschel collaborated with Thomas Maclear, the Astronomer Royal at the Cape of Good Hope, and the two families became close friends. Herschel returned to England in 1838, was created a baronet and published 'Results of Astronomical Observations made at the Cape of Good Hope' in 1847. In this publication he proposed the names still used today for the seven then-known satellites of Saturn: Mimas, Enceladus, Tethys, Dione, Rhea, Titan, and Iapetus. In the same year, Herschel received his second Copley Medal from the Royal Society for this work". This volume is in very good condition.  It has been professionally rebacked in brown cloth, retaining the original ribbed brown cloth boards with their extensive blind stamp decorations.  The original boards show wear to corners and mild shelf scuffing.  The contents are crisp, clean, and bright with all plates, illustrations, and tables intact.

      [Bookseller: Churchill Book Collector]
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        The Library of Mary Queen of Scots, and of King James the Sixth [half-title]

      [Glasgow: Maitland Club, 1834]. Privately printed limited edition. 4to. 25, [1] pp. Period citron morocco, gilt. Covers rubbed . A privately printed volume for the Maitland Club, a 19th century Scottish bibliophilic society

      [Bookseller: James Cummins Bookseller]
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        Osnabrück von der Klus, Ostseite. Blick vom Klushügel im Osten auf die Stadt mit Johanniskirche, Katharinenkirche, Marienkirche, Dom und rechts dem Kloster Getrudenberg

      Kolorierte Lithographie von Theodor Joseph Tepe 1834. 27x41 cm. - Malerischer Blick über Felder auf die Stadt, im Vordergrund einige außerhalb der Stadtmauern liegende, von hohen Hecken mit Toren umgebene Privatgärten. Links im Bild die Hase mit Mühle und rechts eine zur Stadt führende Allee. Unter Verlust aller Schrift beschnitten und auf ein hellbraunes Papier altmontiert. Eckabriss und kurze Randeinrisse in diesem leicht gebräunten Unterpapier restauriert. Dekorative Ansicht in schönen Farben.

      [Bookseller: Wenner Antiquariat]
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        A Practical Treatise on Locomotive Engines Upon Railways

      The rare first English language edition (preceding the less scarce American) of an important early work on locomotive engineering, based on empirical research conducted by the author with Edward Woods on the Liverpool and Manchester railway in 1834, offered complete with half title page and the 4 b/w copper plate engraved folding plates done by S. Porter for the edition, in the original fuchsine cloth boards with early rebacked, matching fuchsine calf spine with gilt letters, retaining the original endpapers, and with bound-in pamphlet from John Weale of recently published works, this book described on p. 2. The front endpaper has a gift inscription from James Thomson, sited in Lightmoor, the village in Telford, Shropshire, dated June 27, 1836 to his cousin George Thomson [1816-94], civil engineer, later, manager for New British Iron of their North Wales ironworks, son of the prominent engineer, James Thomson (an early member of the Institute of Civil Engineers) who worked with Thomas Telford and whose manufactory works were in Calcotes and Lightmoor. EDITION NOTE: Title (near complete): A Practical Treatise on Locomotive Engines Upon Railways; a Work intended to show the Construction, the Mode of Acting, and the Effect of those Engines in conveying Heavy Loads, with Practical Tables, giving at once the Results of the Formulæ; founded upon a great many New Experiments, made on a large Scale, in a Daily Practice on the Liverpool and Manchester Railway, with many different Engines and considerable Trains of Carriages, To which is added, An Appendix, showing the Expense of conveying Goods, by Locomotive Engines, on Railroads. Published in Paris in 1835 by Bachelier as, "Traité théorique et pratique des Machines Locomotives". DE PAMBOUR: published 44 papers on the steam engine [1837-45] and 17 papers on hydraulic turbines [1851-72 in the journal of the French Academy of Sciences. Relatively unknown today but his work coming after John Farey Jr. is considered the first, "serious attempt to investigate empirically the behavior of steam in an expansive engine" [Sadie Carnot] and was called by Robert H. Thurston, "the first logical theory of the steam engine" with its calculation of work done under a set of operating conditions [p. 456]. The Rankine cycle replaced de Pambour's formulations. The centerpiece of the work is its notable section considering resistance along the railway, the engine separately from the load. FORMAT: Publisher's fuchsine (traditional magenta) pebbled cloth boards, spine-early rebacked-in fuchsine calf with gilt letters on spine, sewn with the original maize endpapers. SIZE: 23.4 x 15.1 cm or 9.21 x 5.94 inches, as issued. CONDITION DETAIL: Folding Plates: with light scattered fox spots: plates 2-4 with top and fore-edge toning, plate 2 with fore-edge chip and plate 4 with several short fore-edge tears. Pages: head of front pastedown with bookseller pencil note: endpapers with slight soiling, mostly at edges: top edge dusty, resulting in minute top edge soiling throughout, perhaps .25 mm: slight horizontal humidity bends throughout, meaning pages aren't quite flat, light from p. 180: some pages with light scattered fox spots at fore-edge, some with slight fingering pressure marks near top corner: p. 181 with slight bottom corner soiling and a small fore-edge soil spot: p. 288 with short pencil note at foot in gutter: p. 291 with 2 small fore-edge margin spots: pp. 351-57 with soiling at top edge and top outer tip, pp. 355-56 with small top tip crease. Boards: some pigment fade and sun-fade at spine and fore-edges: rubs: some stain-spots, principally at rear that don't continue and some soiling: all corners pushed in with wear to board: light spine edge wear near crown: foot rubs. Binding: true and good: joints fine: front hinge splitting: rear hinge split at foot. PAGINATION: Confirmed complete, xxxi, preliminaries with introduction and index (actually a 9 pages detailed contents, xxiii-xxxi), [1] page, 365 pages, text with footnotes, appendix on costs of conveyance by rail on the Darlington and Liverpool railways, illustrated with many tables including a 3 pages synoptical table of the practical formulæ of locomotive engines + at rear, 4 copper plate engraved folding, b/w captioned plates, with illustrations of 33 figures from drawings by the author + the 16 pages publisher's pamphlet bound in after plate 4, 33 works recently published by John Weale, "upon the practical branches of architecture and engineering", de Pambour's work described on p. 2. GIFT PRESENTATION: inscribed head of the front free endpaper with a quill & black ink to George Thomson by cousin, James Thomson, sited-Lightmoor (Shropshire), June 27, 1836. (George Thomson was educated as a civil engineer in Glasgow and entered his father, James Thomson's manufactory works at Calcotes and Lightmoor. Later he became a manager of the New British Iron Company's ironworks and collieries, first in Congreaves (1844-57), then for all their works in North Wales [1869-1885]). AVAILABILITY: Rare, unlike the American edition published later that year. A worldwide catalog search finds 18 institution holdings, almost all in the United Kingdom. REFERENCE: Ottley, George, Bibliography of British Railway History, no. 2930. Goldsmiths' Kress Library of Economic Literature, no. 29569. Kerker, Milton, Encyclopedia of Scientific Biography. OTHER IMAGES: by request.

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        The History of England; From the Invasion of Julius Caesar to the Revolution in 1688. Complete in 21 Volumes

      A. J. Valpy., London. 1834 - Fair+. A shabby set. Publishers faded and worn plum coloured moire. Spines chipped and spine covers missing from a couple of volumes. Some joints and hinges are cracked and some boards have been re-adhered after having become detached. There is some superficial damage to leaves. Vol. I is missing half of the first leaf of publishers ads' to the rear (after last text leaf) and the next couple of leaves are creased and a little torn. Foxed to outermost leaves. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Ryan O'Horne Books]
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      Washington. May 29, 1834.. [2]pp. plus integral address leaf. Quarto, on a folded folio sheet. Old fold lines. Older repair to separation of leaves along central fold. Some loss to address leaf from wax seal. Lightly soiled. Very good. In a folio size blue half morocco and cloth clamshell box, spine gilt, leather labels. John Tyler (1790-1862) had, up to 1834, considered himself to be a Jacksonian Democrat and a supporter of the President, albeit an uneasy one. With Jackson's executive decision to cease federal deposits in the Bank of the United States and thus eliminate it, Tyler found himself firmly opposed to the President's actions. Like other members of the Senate, Tyler had no faith in the institution itself, but nevertheless felt that the President's removal of funds therefrom was illegal and unconstitutional. His decision to support the censure of Jackson and the restoration of deposits in the Bank of the United States was urged upon him by petitions and memorials from local merchants and by a specific instruction of the Virginia Assembly. Tyler writes here to John Coalter (1771-1838) who had retired from the Virginia Supreme Court of Appeals to reside at his estate of Chatham Manor in Fredericksburg. "I have been sensibly impressed with the honor conferred upon me by the citizens of Fredericksburg through the resolution adopted at their late meeting, and which you did me the favour to communicate. The approbation of those whom it is my chief pleasure to represent on the floor of this chamber s the only reward to which, as a public man, I have ever permitted myself to look. In my recent public course no other motive has governed me but a desire to uphold the Constitution and the laws, and to restrain Executive power already grown too great, within the courts which they prescribe. I did not doubt for a moment but that a majority of the people of Virginia would in this concur with me; and the result has shown that I was not mistaken." He notes that the minority opposing him includes "men of high intellectual power and unquestioned patriotism" but believes that events in Washington since the recent election have promoted a "greater unanimity in sentiment among our fellow citizens." He closes by saying: "Virginia - Her banner waves in the breeze with the Constitution and laws inscribed upon it. Will not her sons gather to it as one man and swear to uphold it or perish." Tyler would go on to serve as President from 1841 to 1845, elected as William Henry Harrison's Vice President and assuming the Presidency upon Harrison's death almost immediately after entering into office.

      [Bookseller: William Reese Company - Americana]
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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 - 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. 2 Kg. 640 pp. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: MW Books Ltd.]
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        A Treatise on Naval Tactics

      Edinburgh., 1834.. b/w plates. Translated by Capt. J.D. Boswall. “The original of this work was printed at Lyons in 1697, folio. It contains the first description of the celebrated manoeuvre of breaking the line, for the honor of which there has been much controversy of late...”—Lowndes. A scarce and important book on naval tactics, and the first printing of the entire text in English. With 52 engraved charts and plans of maneuvers. See BMC vol 12, 439. Bound in tan leather over brown cloth, with raised bands and spine label.

      [Bookseller: Ten Pound Island Book Co.]
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        Lives of the Necromancers: Or, An Account of the Most Eminent Persons in Successive Ages, Who Have Claimed for Themselves, or to Whom Has Been Imputed By Others, The Exercise of Magiacl Power

      London: Frederick J. Mason, 1834. Rebound in green buckram with black and gilt title plate to the spine. Edges marbled and slightly browned, and there is some light foxing to the endpages. Otherwise a fine copy of this interesting and scarce book.. First Edition. Cloth. Very Good +/No Jacket. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.

      [Bookseller: Contact Editions]
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        "OVER The WAY" [as published in] The ALBION or British, Colonial, and Foreign Weekly Gazette. New Series. Vol. 2, No. 13. Saturday, March 29, 1834

      New York:. 1834.. Folio. 17-3/4" x 12-1/2". Dickens' 1st print appearance in a US publication. Pp. [98] - 104 [= 8] pp. Text 3 columns.. Disbound.. Leather remnants along spine. Discoloration along top edge. A VG -. VG+ example of a rare item of Dickensiana.. Masthead wreath.

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        Descriptive Catalogue of Mr. Huggins' Grand Pictures of the Battle of Trafalgar,

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

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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      Philadelphia: For Sale by the Compiler, 1834. Second Edition. Quarter Leather. Very Good binding. The second edition of a scarce American treatise on farriery. There are five copperplate engravings of horses, as called for. There is some light staining throughout. Bound in quarter leather over paper covered boards. This copy has been rebacked with a new leather spine. There has been minor papers repair to the title page. 144 pages, including the Appendix. There are four copies of the first edition from 1825 located in OCLC, and none of this second edition. (AI 26782). Very Good binding.

      [Bookseller: Black Swan Books, Inc.]
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        The Hunchback of Notre Dame

      Philadelphia: Carey, Lea and Blanchard, 1834. First American edition. Two octavo volumes (pages: 199 x 118 mm): [2, Opinions on This Work], xii, 243; [iv], 192, [2, blank], [12, publisher's ads]; complete. Bound in original publisher's quarter blue cloth over drab boards. Untrimmed and completely unrepaired. Light toning and foxing throughout, as expected. Contemporary (1835) ink signature on volume one title page and volume two contents page with some bleed-through to adjacent pages. Heavy crease to lower corner of front board of volume one, some other minor edgewear. Remnants of printed paper labels on cloth spines. A very good copy, rarely found in the original binding. Chemised and housed within an elegant full blue morocco, gilt decorated slipcase by Rene Patron. One of a thousand copies printed for the American market. Only one copy in original boards found at auction, the Drapkin copy, Christies 2005 (selling for $4800). & & Hugo's gothic masterpiece brought him instant literary fame and sent droves of tourists to visit the Notre Dame cathedral in Paris. "A work of genius. For power it possesses few equals. The materials are strange, but a master's hand has the disposition of them. Victor Hugo is among novelists, what our [John] Martin is among painters: both can make a mere crowd sublime, both animate mere masses of masonry." (Contemporary review in "The Spectator").

      [Bookseller: Whitmore Rare Books]
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      London - Richard Bentley, 1834 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. First edition. A first edition of this nineteenth-century travel guide to Italy, Spain and Portugal. William Thomas Beckford (1 October 1760 2 May 1844), usually known as William Beckford, was an English novelist, a profligate and consummately knowledgeable art collector and patron of works of decorative art, a critic, travel writer and sometime politician, reputed to be the richest commoner in England. Beckford journeyed in Italy in 1782 and promptly wrote a book on his travels: Dreams, Waking Thoughts and Incidents (1783). His other principal writings were Memoirs of Extraordinary Painters (1780), a satirical work; and Letters from Italy with Sketches of Spain and Portugal (1834), full of brilliant descriptions of scenes and manners. In 1793 he visited Portugal, where he settled for a period. Complete in two volumes. Condition: Rebound in half calf with marbled boards. Externally, very smart. Internally, firmly bound. Pageshave some slight age-toning, with scattered spotting throughout. A few closed tears to the pages also. Overall: VERY GOOD INDEED..

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        Veduta di Palermo da Mare

      - Italy: 1834. Pen-and-ink, watercolour and gouache, painted black border, titled and dated in white gouache in the lower margin within the border. 15 3/4 x 24 1/4 inches. 20 x 27 7/8 inches. Lovely 19th century watercolour of Palermo Catering to the foreigners flocking to the region on the Grand Tour, this lovely watercolour shows the town of Palermo with its beautiful hills and mountains in the background, with a large fort in the harbour, with a British and French ship beside it. The sky is awash in pinks and blues, displaying the incredible light of the region.

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        The Housekeeper's Guide

      London - Jackson and Walford, 1834 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. First edition. An uncommon first edition of this informative domestic guide. With a frontispiece, illustrated half title and some engraved plates showing various animal and cuts of meats. Esther Copley (born Esther Beuzeville on 10 May 1786 in London, died on 17 July 1851 in Eythorne, Kent) was a prolific author of children's books, tracts, and books on domestic economy. Cottage Comforts (1825), addressed to the working people, went into scores of editions, for example. Among several other works on domestic matters was the pamphlet Hints on the Cholera morbus (1832), on how to prevent and treat the disease. Her stories for children were mainly didactic, designed to make them thrifty and good by providing examples of moral behaviour. She also wrote longer, non-fiction works for children, including Scripture Natural History for Youth (1828) and a 500-page History of Slavery and its Abolition (1836). Condition: Expertly rebound in a paper covered binding. Externally, very smart. Internally, firmly bound, bright with scattered foxing. Overall: GOOD.

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        This Geometrical Plan Of The Town, Fort & Harbour of Saint Helier, Exhibiting at sight the proportional Extent of every Individual Property within its limits ..." Grundriss

      Kupferstich von C. Cobley nach Elias Le Gros 1834. 85.5x71.5 cm. - Schöne, großformatige Darstellung. Eingesetzt ist unten links eine Ansicht des Hafens mit dem Fort und oben links Darstellung eines Steines mit Wappenmotiv, Anker und Segelschiff. Dekoratives Blatt in gestochener ornamentaler Bordüre. Kurze Randeinrisse und ein Einriss in alter Faltung restauriert, unten auf Plattenkante beschnitten; Spuren alter Faltung.

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        Gage D'AmitiÈ. The Northern Tourist: and Gage d'AmitiÈ. ItinÈraire Pittoresque, au Nord de l'Angleterre. Set of 3 volumes.

      London: Fisher, Fisher and Jackson, 1834, 1835, and Fisher, Son and Co, 1836.. 4to. [series 1] pp.76. Containing Seventy-Three Views of Lake and Mountain Scenery, etc. In Westmoreland, Cumberland, Durham, & Northumberland. Engraved title and 72 views on 36 steel engraved plates, some spotting, some offsetting to tissue-guards. Contemporary blue patterned cloth, blocked in gilt, all edges gilt. Small splashes to front cover. With the engraved title, lettered: Westmoreland, Cumberland, Durham, & Northumberland Illustrated, from Original Drawings by Thomas Allom, &c. With Historical & Topographical Descriptions by Thomas Rose, dated 1833. Gold patterned endps. Issued as Gage D'Amitie. The Northern Tourist, with a letter-press title and a leaf containing a Preface and List of Plates. 4to [series 2. pp.[77]-148. Frontis and 72 views on 36 steel engraved plates, some spotting, some offsetting to tissue-guards. Contemporary blue patterned cloth, blocked in gilt, all edges gilt. Minor spots to front cover. Plain yellow endps. The second volume, issued as Gage D'Amitie. The Northern Tourist, with a letter-press title and a leaf containing a Preface and List of Plates. 4to. [series 3] pp.76. Frontis and 72 views on 36 steel engraved plates, some spotting, some offsetting to tissue-guards. Contemporary blue patterned cloth, blocked in gilt, all edges gilt. Bottom corner slightly creased to corner, bumped. Plain yellow endps. Issued as Gage D'Amitie. Itineraire Pittoresque, au Nord de l'Angleterre, contenant Soixante-Treize Vues des Lacs, des Montagnes, des Chaeaux, &c. des Comtes de Westmorland, Cumberland, Durham et Northumberland; accompagne de notices historiques et topographiques en Francais en Anglais et en Allemand. Le Texte francais redige par J. F. GERARD. with a letter-press title and a leaf containing a Preface and List of Plates. Closed tear to tissue-guard opposite p.26. Light shelfwear to bottom edges and corners of all volumes. Otw VG+. Oversize or heavy books, requiring extra postage.

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        The Life of Captain James Cook

      CF Cock, 21 Fleet St, London: Executrix of the Late W Wetton, 1834 In black full leather with Society for Promoting Christian Knowledge stamped with surround to front cover, corners and edges bumped and worn a little. Spine has title and lines in gilt, edges and joints a little worn. Internally, a little light browning to page edges, has the ink signature of Rich & Roberts Sturkley to fpd, plus a small binders stamp, frontis of An Otaheitean Chief present, ink signature to A2, (iv), 170 pp, 3 B&W plates including the Death of Captain Cook, small worm evidence to last blank corner. Rare to say the least! and a must for any Cook collection!!Kippis, Presbyterian minister and biographer, was chiefly known for his Biographia Britannica, of which he was editor and prime mover. He was recognized, for good or ill, depending on the view of the reader, as the leading biographer of his day. See ODNB for a full Bio.

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      London;: James Cochrane and Co.. 1834. The works in eight volumes with a biographical sketch by Allan Cunningham and the preface to the first Kilmanock (1786) in the first volume; and second Edinburgh (1787) edition reprinted in the second volume. First of this edition. Bound in full leather; red spine with raised bands; and green boards. Six spine compartments with gilt designs. Gilt border lines with circles at each corner. Marbled endpapers and top edge gilt. Contains his poetry, prose and letters. Each volume has an engraved frontispiece--the first is of Burns--and pictorial title-pages, as well as the regular printed title page. All volumes have 1834 in gilt at bottom of spines. Tasteful bookplate of John Randolph Harrison on front pastedowns. Very attractive set.

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        Viage a los Estados-Unidos del Norte de America

      Paris: Imprenta de Decourchant, 1834. First edition. Contemporary tree calf, gilt bands, red morocco spine label. A very good copy, joints scuffed, spine rubbed, a few leaves creased, scattered foxing. 8vo. The product of Lorenzo de Zavala's 1830 journey to the United States was this "incredibly important, although little known, travel narrative, a meticulously written narrative about the democratic culture and institutions of the United States. Zavala?s narrative not only stands as a major document of early Mexican-American letters, but also as one of the first theoretical and ethnographic examinations of democracy as a political and cultural institution. Thus, Zavala?s book challenges the widespread acceptance by American scholars that Alexis de Toqueville?s Democracy in America (1835) is the first book to take United States democracy as a focus of political and cultural study ... Zavala?s story of democratic peoplehood will no doubt, in time, be read as one of the founding political texts of U.S. and Mexican democratic culture? (John-Michael Rivera, "Introduction" in "Journey to the United States of America [by Lorenzo de Zavala]" University of Houston, 2005, p. vii). Raines called it "One of the few books of travel in the United States worth reading. A fine picture of American manners, customs, and institutions, by a Mexican republican, with some notice of Austin's colonization in Texas. Zavala resigned his position as Mexican Minister to France on the usurpation of Santa Anna, and retired to the United States, and later to Texas. Aided Austin in preparing for the inevitable conflict with Mexico. First Vice-President of the Republic. A true patriot and uncompromising lover of liberty," (Bibliography of Texas, p. 224). This first edition, printed in Paris in a limited run, is quite uncommon; a second edition was issued at the time of the Mexican-American war, in Merida, in 1846. APBC shows only one first edition and one second edition at auction in the last forty years. Sabin 106280. LCP. Afro-Americana: 11459. Clark III:118. Howes Z3. Streeter: Texas 1156. Raines p. 224.

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        Results of Astronomical Observations Made During the Years 1834, 5, 6, 7, 8, at the Cape of Good Hope; Being the Completion of a Telescopic Survey of the Whole Surface of the Visible Heavens Commence in 1825

      "[Herschel] arrived in Cape Town on 15 January 1834 and set up a private 21 ft (6.4 m) telescope at Feldhausen at Wynberg. Amongst his other observations during this time was that of the return of Comet Halley. Herschel collaborated with Thomas Maclear, the Astronomer Royal at the Cape of Good Hope, and the two families became close friends. Herschel returned to England in 1838, was created a baronet and published 'Results of Astronomical Observations made at the Cape of Good Hope' in 1847. In this publication he proposed the names still used today for the seven then-known satellites of Saturn: Mimas, Enceladus, Tethys, Dione, Rhea, Titan, and Iapetus. In the same year, Herschel received his second Copley Medal from the Royal Society for this work". This volume is in very good condition.  It has been professionally rebacked in brown cloth, retaining the original ribbed brown cloth boards with their extensive blind stamp decorations.  The original boards show wear to corners and mild shelf scuffing.  The contents are crisp, clean, and bright with all plates, illustrations, and tables intact.

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        A collection of 25 chapbooks.

      Each has a hand-coloured engraved frontispiece ['with a beautiful Engraving'] and is of 16 pages. The titles are: The Remarkable History of Goody Two Shoes; The Seven Voyage of Sinbad The Sailor; Beauty and the Beast; The Life of Robinson Crusoe; Valentine and Orson; The Surprising Adventures of Tom Thumb; The Singular Story of Puss in Boots; Three-Fingered Jack; The Surprising Story of the White Cat; The Fair One with Golden Locks; Gulliver's Voyage to Lilliput; The Yellow Dwarf and the Princess All Fair; The Invisible Prince; The King of the Golden Mountain. To which is added The Waggish Musician; The Golden Goose; to which is added The Three Travelling Cocks; Graciosa and Percinet; The Butterfly; to which is added Prince Brilliant; The Fairy Cri-Cri; The Adventures of Philip Quarll; The Wonderful History of Jack and the Beanstalk; The Surprising History of Jack the Giant-Killer; The Celebrated History of the Renowned Robin Hood; The History of Little Red Riding Hood; Diamonds and Toads; Riquet with the Tuft.Bound, without their original paper wrappers, in contemporary half calf gilt over Dutch floral paper. 10.6 x 6.8 cm. Spine with loss to the leather; occasional light soiling; some fore-edges shaved very close; contemporary ownership name and date on endpaper; 'Louis Hunt 1834.' Else a very good, probably unique, collection of chapbooks from a single publisher.

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        A Tour Through Paris, Illustrated with Seventeen Colored Plates, Accompanied with Descriptive Letter-Press

      London: William Sams. Quarter Calf. Very Good. N.d., 1834. Folio-sized, 14 by 10 inches, or 36 by 25 cm. The subject matter of the plates is full of delight and surprise, and the composition and coloring is singularly tasteful and sublime. Highlights are surely the dancers on stilts, the blind man on the bridge, the juggler or the charcoal porters. But this is not an early, Parisian version of "London Poor" or the street life of Paris, for we encounter people from all walks of life, and we are taken to places more private, such as the interior of a swimming school! Perhaps the most exception aspect of this collection of plates is how it teems with life. Every plate has a real story to tell -- this is not a mere collection of costume or caricature! Most of the plates are watermarked 1822, and we find also 1824. Tooley 444. (This edition omits four plates from the 1822 edition.) Text leaves with scattered light to moderate foxing, more prevalent on title and some prelim pages, as well as tissue guards. Plates are generally clean, and the little bits of soiling in the margins of a few is trivial. One plate with margin chip. Corner dampstain affecting corner of early leaves. In sum, the defects of the text pages is more than compensated by the general luster of the plates.

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        Magazine of Botany

      Vols.1-10 with 456 hand coloured pls. 1834-43. Bound in plain contemporary cloth, with slight variation in colour. A few spines a bit worn and frayed. The plates are all clean, with good margins, and without foxing or markings..

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        Paxton's Magazine of Botany, and Register Of Flowering Plants (Vol. I ONLY)

      Orr And Smith, London 1834. First Edition Small 4to half brown morocco with marbled boards. Raised bands and gilt to spine. 39 of 42 tissue-guarded hand-coloured plates (4 folding), plus numerous woodcut illustrations in the text. One single page plate loose and one folding plate in two pieces (torn at fold). Outer edges of remaining 3 folding plates are creased but not affecting image. Occasional light foxing and slight dirt marks but, overall, most plates in VERY GOOD CONDITION. Covers rather worn on both leather and boards but binding still tight. OVERALL A GOOD COPY. (Shelf 4) NOTE: Heavy Book, [1.1 kg +] might require special shipping arrangements **To see a scan of this book please visit our Home page ** The shop is open 7 days a week. Over 20,000 books in stock - please come and browse. Credit and (UK) debit cards welcome. Books posted worldwide. For any queries please contact us direct.

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        On a general Method in Dynamics; by which the Study of the Motions of all free Systems of attracting or repelling Points is reduced to the Search and Differentiation of one central Relation, or characteristic Function

      FIRST EDITIONS of Hamilton's famous two 'Essays' on dynamics, seminal works in which he develops the whole of theoretical dynamics by the aid of one central function, his 'characteristic' (or 'principal') function.  "The analogies Hamilton establishes in these papers between geometrical optics and mechanics would go on to play a fundamental role in all of modern physics and provide the basis of Schrodinger?s formulation of wave mechanics" (Sophia Rare Books). In the first essay, Hamilton "defines his characteristic function by analogy with his researches in optics, and develops its chief properties for a general system of points in any system of coordinates. The remainder of the paper is devoted to methods of approximation with a view to applying them to perturbations of astronomical bodies. At the end he introduces another function, the [characteristic or] principal function, which he develops in the second essay."[In the second essay] Hamilton develops the properties of the principal function in much the same way as in the previous Essay, but here established for the first time his well-known equations of motion. He applies his method to a case of planetary motion, using a system of canonical elements" (Introduction, The Mathematical Paper of Sir William Rowan Hamilton, xiii). Hamilton then argues that the "tool of the characteristic function could also be applied to reformulate the fundamental laws of dynamics; thus the actual motion of mass point in a field of forces, e.g., is found to be governed by equations that are the analogues of those determining the propagation of the rays of light. Hamilton's optical-mechanical analogy, not only provided a new and more powerful formulation of classical mechanics but also, came to form the foundation of the Schrödinger scheme of quantum mechanics, e.g., wave mechanics. "Hamilton introduced the methods of geometrical optics into mechanics and obtained an equation similar to the iconal equation and now known as the Hamilton-Jacobi differential equation. In it the index of refraction is replaced, essentially, by the potential energy and mass of the mechanical particle. In Hamilton's work Schrödinger thus found an analogy between mechanics and geometrical optics. And, since geometrical optics 'is only a gross approximation for light, 'he conjectured that the same cause was responsible for the failure of classical mechanics 'in the case of very small orbital dimensions and very strong orbital curvature'" (Sophia Rare Books).CONDITION & DETAILS: Extracted from the Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society, 1834 and 1835. London: Richard Taylor. 4to. 11 x 8.75 inches; 12 x 9.25 inches (the volumes these were extracted from were slightly differently sized). Part I: pp. 247-308; Part II: 25-144. Complete. Clean and bright. Near fine condition in every way.

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        Paxton's Magazine of Botany and Flowering Plants and registry of flowering plants, 16 volumes, complete

      London: Orr and Smith (vols. I-II) and William S. Orr and Co. (vols. III-XVI), 1834-1849. First edition. Cloth on the rear board of volume 1 is a little spotted, slight wear to leather, all hand-colored plates are bright and clean, a tight, near fine copy with almost no signs of use.. Pp. 5200+, 723 hand-colored engraved or lithographed plates (717 are flowers and 6 are garden diagrams, 24 of the flower plates are double-page and folding), numerous un-numbered text-figures. Contemporary black half calf over purple or blue cloth, lg 8vo (9.25 x 6.50 inches; 236 x 170 mm). A complete set in a uniform contemporary binding. Joseph Paxton worked as head gardener at a Devonshire estate in the UK. There he developed and cultivated many of the flowers illustrated in this work. For more information see Nissen BBI 2351 and Stafleu and Cowan 7554.

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        Map of the United States constructed from the latest authorities

      Philadelphia: published by S. Augustus Mitchell, 1834. Copper engraved folding map with full period hand colouring, 17 x 21 1/4 inches. Folding into gilt-tooled brown leather covers, titled 'United States' in gilt on upper cover. With a single inset 'statistical table' with details of population, area and state capitals. A fine copy of this very early Mitchell pocket map of the United States The map, with the individual states finely coloured, shows the area from the gulf of St. Lawrence to the Rockies, south to Mexico, east across the Gulf of Mexico , to Florida and on out into the Atlantic, then north. This is the first edition of this map with Mitchell's imprint: it is a re-issue of Finley's 1826 map. Rumsey 511

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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. by Baron Cuvier. With Figures Designed After Nature: the Crustacea, Arachnides & Insecta, by M. Latreille. In 4 volumes.

      G Henderson, London 1834 - An increasingly rare complete set of the 4 volume (sometimes bound as 8) Henderson edition, dated 1834-7. With 7 black and white portraits, 42 black and white plates and 708 hand coloured plates. In contemporary full-leather bindings with gilt compartments, gilt and blind tooling, and red title and volume labels to spines. Vol I: frontispiece portrait of Cuvier; decorative title page dated 1837; volume title page 1834; portrait of John Audubon; prefaces; index to plates; memoirs; and text covering Mammals and Birds - 308pp; 16 b/w and 180 hand coloured plates bound at the rear. Vol II: frontispiece portrait of Linnaeus; decorative title page 1837; title page 1834; memoirs of Linnaeus and Buffon; Index to plates; text on Reptiles and Fish - 412pp; and 12 b/w and 191 hand coloured plates. Vol III: frontispiece portrait of Buffon; decorative title page 1837; title page 1834; preface; plate index; text covering Mollusca and Crustacea - 427pp; and 201 hand coloured plates. Vol IV: frontispiece portrait of Latreille; decorative title page 1837; volume title page 1836; portraits of Spence and Kirby; general index; plate index; and text covering Insecta and Zoophytes - 544pp; and 14 b/w and 136 hand coloured plates. The bindings are rubbed to corners and edges and a little to the boards. All are sound bar Vol IV where the front board is detached. All have an ink signature of James Andersen 1970 on the fep. The contents are remarkably clean, sound and unfoxed. There is occasional offsetting, but this is a very good set internally. This work tends to foxing, particularly on the black and white plates and portraits - so it is unusual to find a set that is clean. As is usual the thickness of the paper on the plates varies and so does the quality of the hand colouring - presumably because a number of different individuals worked on the plates. This set has been priced to take account of the repair required to the binding of Vol IV [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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

      London: S. & J. Fuller, '2 June 1834' [but later]. Aquatints, printed in colours and finished by hand, by R.W. Smart and C. Hunt. 14 x 23 1/2 inches. A fine pair of images capturing the excitement of the start and final turn during the running of one of the five Classic English horse races This sequence of plates depicting two moments in the Derby Stakes could hardly be more exciting. In Now They're Off , anticipation is over, the fierce, thundering movement has begun. In Here They Come, the final stretch is ahead. The horses appear to be moving more quickly than at the beginning. The cheering crowd is jammed against the inner railing, and spectators are riding madly to witness the finish.In fact, a number have fallen off their horses and are sailing through the air. It all takes place on a beautiful afternoon, sky is blue, there are hills in the distance. But all attention is riveted to horses and riders as they go all out for victory. James Pollard was the youngest son of the London engraver and print-seller Robert Pollard. He began work at the age of fifteen as a painter but quickly turned to engraving as well. In the 1820s his coaching scenes became both fashionable and lucrative. "A stream of coaching paintings followed, many of which he engraved himself. From 1821 he exhibited a small number of pictures at the Royal Academy and the British Institution which brought him more patrons. Between 1830 and 1840, Pollard also painted a number of racing pictures and some of the earliest scenes of steeple-chasing on purpose-made courses, many recording the prowess of the few professional and more amateur riders of the day... [In all his work Pollard took great pains over accuracy, this is particularly true of his large scale works and] it is Pollard's large racing scenes which really take off and into which one can gaze and discover a microcosm of the turf" (Charles Lane British Racing Prints p.146) Lane British Racing Prints p.150 (2 prints in the series); cf. SelwayJames Pollard 1792- 1867 p.46 (variant title)

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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 dance 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 lin 1949, and the partipants 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'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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        Remains in Verse and Prose

      [London:] [privately] printed by W. Nicol,, 1834. Octavo (192 × 122 mm). Mid 19th-century full dark brown morocco, gilt-lettered spine, raised bands, turn-ins prettily gilt, marbled endpapers, gilt edges. Without the half-title. Spine with minor wear in places, small stain at upper inner corner of last few leaves, a very good copy. First edition of Henry Hallam's touching memoir of his son, the private publication of which came about at the instigation of Arthur's friends, chief among them Alfred Tennyson, who felt that his writings deserved a wider audience after his premature death in Switzerland in September 1834. The memoir is better as a demonstration of Arthur Henry Hallam's thinking than as an account of his life, however, as his father expunged from the record his "infatuation with Anna Wintour, his engagement to Emily Tennyson, and his adventures in Spain" (ODNB), that is, Arthur and Alfred's abortive effort to aid the Spanish rebellion against Ferdinand VII. Hallam is still remembered for his association with Tennyson and as the inspiration for In Memoriam.

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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]

      [Glasgow: R. & J. Finlay, January 1834]. 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). 19 1/8 x 23 5/8 inches. 20 1/4 x 25 inches. 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

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        Histoire Pittoresque de L'Equitation Ancienne et Moderne.

      Paris, Motte, 1833-1834. - Folio (55 x 40 cm). Two parts in one volume. Engr. title printed in red and black, list of plates, 24 hand-coloured lithographs. Contemp. French red half roan by Meslant with his stamp at the spine foot, flat spine lettered and tooled in gilt, marbled boards and endpapers. First edition: the hand-coloured example of the Duke of Orleans, and in a signed binding by Meslant, celebrated court binder of the Empire period. The Duke is listed as a co-publisher on the engraved title. - Some spotting in text leaves, one plate with old repair in the bottom margin, others repaired in the inside margin, some plates light and evenly yellowed. Extremities rubbed, corners scuffed with some surface loss. Provenance: Ferdinand Phillipe, Duke of Orleans (1810-1842; title-stamp of his military library). Huth 121. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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