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        Dacre: A Novel

      1834. first edition. Lady Lewis’s Only Novel[LEWIS, Lady Maria Theresa Villiers Lister]. Dacre: A Novel. Edited by the Countess of Morley. In Three Volumes. London: Printed for Longman, Rees, Orme, Brown, Green, & Longman, 1834.First edition of Lady Lewis’s only novel. Three twelvemo volumes (7 3/16 x 4 3/8 inches; 183 x 112 mm.). [2], 298; [2], 348; [2], 347, [1, printer’s imprint] pp. Bound without the half-titles and without the publisher’s catalogue called for by Wolff but not Sadleir.Contemporary half black calf, ruled in blind, over marbled boards. Smooth spines decoratively tooled in gilt and blind with two dark green morocco gilt lettering labels. Marbled edges. Light rubbing to extremities. Some light foxing and browning, occasional soiling. Early ink armorial ownership stamp (of Viscount Esher?) on front pastedown of each volume. A very good, fresh copy.First edition of this intriguing and overlooked silver fork novel by the wife of T.H. Lister, whose Granby is perhaps the definitive example of the genre. “In 1830 [T.H. Lister] married Teresa Villiers, whose brother George became Earl of Clarendon. Teresa’s engagement to Henry Fox, son of Lord Holland, had been broken off by his parents’ interference, although Teresa was much admired and was said to be brilliantly clever. Deeply attached to Fox, in the next four years she refused numerous proposals before accepting Henry Lister” (Alison Adburgham, Silver Fork Society, pp. 93-94).Lady Maria Theresa Lewis (1803-1865), “biographer, was only daughter of George Villiers, third son of Thomas Villiers, first earl of Clarendon, by his wife, Theresa Parker, daughter of the first Lord Boringdon. George Frederick William Villiers, fourth earl of Clarendon, the well-known statesman, was her brother, and she was granted the precedence of an earl’s daughter February 1839. She was born on 8 March 1803, and married for the first time, on 6 Nov. 1830, Thomas Henry Lister, who died in 1842. On 26 Oct. 1844 she married her second husband, Sir George Cornewall Lewis, bart. Lady Theresa had a taste for literature. She was descended in the female line from Edward Hyde, the great earl of Clarendon, whose life was written by her first husband, and in 1852 she published in three volumes ‘The Lives of the Friends and Contemporaries of Lord Chancellor Clarendon;’ the book gives biographies of most of the people whose portraits were to be found in the Clarendon gallery at The Grove, Watford, which had descended successively to her father and brother; the lives of Lord Falkland, Lord Capel, and the Marquis of Hertford occupy the greater part of the volumes. Miss Mary Berry was so well impressed with the undertaking that she bequeathed her papers to Sir Thomas Frankland Lewis, Lady Theresa's father-in-law, with the proviso that in the event of his death they were to go to Lady Theresa. Accordingly, in 1865 was published in three volumes ‘Extracts of the Journals and Correspondence of Miss Berry from the year 1783 to 1852,’ edited by Lady Theresa Lewis. The work is judiciously done. Lady Lewis also edited a novel by the Hon. Emily Eden, and dramatised two fairy tales for juvenile performers. She survived her husband two years, and died 9 Nov. 1865, at the principal's lodgings, Brasenose College, Oxford” (D.N.B.).On the title is a thought-provoking epigraph from Benjamin Constant (from his novel Adolphe (1816-1819)?): “Un ouvrage d'imagination ne doit pas avoir un bût moral, mais un résultat moral. Il doit ressembler, à cet égard, à la vie humaine, qui n'a pas un bût, mais qui toujours a un résultat dans lequel la morale trouve nécessairement sa place.”Mrs. Lister’s novel was “edited by” another accomplished lady of the day (and correspondent of Jane Austen’s), Frances Talbot Parker, Countess of Morley.Sadleir 1441. Wolff 4155.

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        Narrative of a Voyage to the Southern Atlantic Ocean in the years 1828, 29, 30, performed in H. M. sloop Chanticleer, under the command of the late Captain Henry Foster, F.R.S. &c. by order of the lords commissioners of the Admiralty. From the Private Journal of W.H.B. Webster, surgeon of the sloop

      London: Richard Bentley, 1834. First Edition. Hardcover. Very Good. A two volume complete set uniformly bound in original or near contemporary half-leather and marbled boards with gilt lettering to both spines; rubbed and worn, largely along the extremities, with vol. 1 not split but showing a very slight parting just starting measuring a few millimetres at the upper rear joint; backstrip and covers nonetheless sound, holding square and firm; contents slightly age-toned but essentially clean and tight with no loose leaves; showing library bookplates at the pastedowns and very small (i.e., 15mm) library stamps to both title-pages with the same present for most of the plates and again with four or five further such stamps within the leaves of both texts; also showing some scattered feint foxing and browning, but not excessively, with a few plates also lightly spotted; withal, a very good set indeed; size: 8vo (220mm x 140mm); collation: vol. 1: pp. xi, [1], 399, [1], [6] leaves of plates; vol. 2: pp. viii, 398, [1] folded leaf of plates. Sabin 102429. An account of the three-year scientific expedition by the surgeon of the naval sloop Chanticleer. Exploration in the South Atlantic included Cape Horn and Staten Island, as well as the South Shetlands which were charted in detail and claimed for the British Crown. Lieutenant Edward Kendall was landed on Deception Island. An ex-lib set, but very scarce.

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        Rookwood:

      London - Richard Bentley, 1834 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. First edition. A scarce first edition of William Harrison Ainsworth's first successful work. Complete in three volumes. Rookwood is a historical and gothic romance that describes a dispute over the legitimate claim for the inheritance of Rookwood Place and the Rookwood family name. It features Dick Turpin as a leading character. William Harrison Ainsworth (4 February 1805 3 January 1882) was an English historical novelist born in Manchester. He trained as a lawyer, but the legal profession held no attraction for him. While completing his legal studies in London he met the publisher John Ebers, at that time manager of the King's Theatre, Haymarket. Ebers introduced Ainsworth to literary and dramatic circles, and to his daughter, who became Ainsworth's wife. Ainsworth briefly tried the publishing business, but soon gave it up and devoted himself to journalism and literature. Condition: Expertly rebacked in half calf bindings with marbled paper covered boards. Externally, generally smart with slight shelfwear and rubbing. Internally, firmly bound with new endpapers. Generally bright with occasional foxing and marks, heavy in places. Overall: VERY GOOD.

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        SUPPLEMENT TO THE ENGLISH BOTANY OF THE LATE SIR J. E. SMITH AND MR. SOWERBY VOLS. I & II (in Original Parts)

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

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        Historia Antiqua y de las Conquista Mexico

      5 volumes: Volume 1, ix+584 pages; Volume 2, 603 pages; Volume 3, 527 pages; Volume 4, 694 pages, Volume 5 is the scarce atlas unpagintated with 18 plates and large fold out map. Octavo (9" x 6 1/4"). Bound in half leather with marbled boards. 1st edition. Orozco y Berra entered the College of mines, and in 1834 was graduated as a topographical engineer. He afterward studied jurisprudence in the seminary at Puebla, and was admitted to the bar in 1847. He was sent to the city of Mexico in 1851 to defend a lawsuit for the state, and in the next year appointed director of the national archives. He was secretary of public works from 1857 till the fall of the Liberal government, and in 1860 was professor of geography and history in the military college. On the return of Juarez to Mexico in 1861, Orozco became assistant secretary of public works, and in the next year took charge of the portfolio, and after the abolition of that office he was commissioned to write a memoir on native languages. In May, 1863, he was appointed associate judge of the supreme court, and when the government abandoned the capital before the French army he remained in Mexico to work for a living. He refused a seat in the junta de notables, but later, when many distinguished Liberals thought it their duty to assist the new imperial government, he accepted office. In November, 1865, he became assistant secretary of public works and director of the National museum, and in August, 1866, he was appointed professor of national history in the College of mines. On 25 September of that year he was appointed councilor of state, and in the conference at Orizaba in November he was one of the few frankly to express the opinion that the empire could no longer be maintained. After the capture of the capital by the Republican forces, Orozco was sentenced to four years' imprisonment, but in November of the same year the sentence was commuted. He was pardoned in 1868, and, obtaining through his friends a post in the mint, devoted himself to scientific studies, and was soon an acknowledged authority on ancient Mexican history and hieroglyphics. He became a member of the Royal geographical society of Madrid and numerous foreign and Mexican scientific associations. He was one of the principal editors of Jose M. Andrade's Diccionario Universal de Historia y Geografia Mexicana (7 vols., Mexico, 1853-'5), and chief editor of the appendix to that work (3 vols., 1855-'6). He wrote Noticia historica de la Conjuracion del Marques del Valle, 1565 a 1568 (1853) ; Memoria para la carta hidrografica del valle de Mexico 1864); Geografia de las lenguas y Carta etnografica de Mexico, con apuntes para la immigracidn de las tribus (1865); Memorias para el plano de la ciudad de Mexico (1867) Materiales para una cartografia Mexicana (1871) Historia de la Geografia en Mexico (1876 and 1880); and Historia antigua de Mexico, his most famous work (1880-'1), in four parts Civilization, The Primitive Man, Ancient History, and ConquestCondition:Edges and corners rubbed through, corners bumped and chipped, hinges and spine ends rubbed, page ends chipped. Over all a good to very good copy.

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        THE BETROTHED

      London: Richard Bentley. Very Good. 1834. First British Edition/First Printing. Hardcover. Three quarter green leather bound cover has light wear to corners and caps. 4 raised bands with maroon spine label and gilt decor. Marbled boards. Boards and spine are straight. Binding is tight. Pages clean and appear unread. Marbled end pages. Previous owner's signature on white end sheet dated 1868. Engraved frontispiece and engraving on title page. .

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        Andeutungen über Landschaftsgärtnerei, verbunden mit der Beschreibung ihrer praktischen Anwendung in Muskau. Text- und Tafelband

      Stuttgart, Hallberger, 1834.. 6 Bl., 272 S. Mit 45 lithographischen Tafeln (davon 1 doppelblattgroß und 3 mit beweglichen Teilen) von Hermann, Mützel und Tempeltei nach Zeichnungen von Schirmer sowie 4 gestochenen Faltplänen (davon 2 mehrfach gefaltet) von Voss und Bibel. Textband: Späterer Halblederband mit Rückenvergoldung und goldgeprägtem Rückenschild. 21 x 13,5 cm. - Tafelband: Dekorativer Lederband d. Zt. mit ornamentaler Rückenvergoldung, goldgeprägtem Rückentitel sowie gold- und blindgeprägten Deckelfileten. 35 x 49 cm. Ornamentstichsammlung 3389. Goedeke XIV 4, 717, 445. Graesse V 504. Erste Ausgabe des bedeutendsten deutschen romantischen Garten- und Landschaftswerkes. Die prachtvollen Tafeln geben einen wirklichkeitsnahen Eindruck von der großartigen Parkanlage von Muskau (dem Stammsitz der Familie Pückler-Muskau) in der Oberlausitz wieder. Bei der Planung dieser Parkanlage, dem schöpferischen Lebenswerk des Fürsten, nahm dieser häufig den Rat und das Urteil Schinkels in Anspruch. Durch Nummerierungsfehler, Änderungen während des Drucks und beigegebene Tafeln als Ausschnittbogen für die beweglichen Teile, weichen die Angaben über die Anzahl der Tafeln häufig voneinander ab. Vollständig ist der Tafelband jedoch mit 45 Tafeln und 4 Plänen, wobei hier die Tafeln II, XI und XXXIVa mit beweglichen Teilen versehen sind. Diese Teile zeigen durch Alternativentwürfe reizvolle landschaftliche Ausblicke. Die Angabe auf dem Titelblatt "44 Ansichten und 4 Grundpläne" beruht darauf, dass die Tafeln bis XXXXIV nummeriert sind und die doppelt gezählte Tafel XXXIV offenbar erst nach Drucklegung des Werkes eingeschoben wurde. Textband am Vorderdeckel mit breitem Tesastreifen; etwas stock- und braunfleckig. Der schöne Tafelband etwas berieben, die Ecken leicht bestoßen. Tafeln etwas gebräunt und stockfleckig, die ersten beiden Tafeln mit Knickspur. Ein Faltplan lose und stärker stockfleckig. - Komplettes Exemplar mit den empfindlichen und daher meist fehlenden beweglichen Teilen für die Alternativentwürfe.

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        Discoveries in Asia Minor; Including a Description of the Ruins of Several Ancient Cities, and Especially Antioch of Pisidia. Two Volumes. Complete

      London: Richard Bentley, 1834 In Two Volumes. Complete, 358 pp + 489 pp Large folding map, 10 engraved plates. Condition of this two volume complete set is good antiquarian. The books are handsomely library bound in dark blue buckram with blue spines with gilt. Corners are bumped and a bit rubbed. Interiors have all normal library impedimenta including pockets. Last library blank in 2nd volume is missing. The folding map has a short tear at the connection as well as a small split along the fold at the fore-edge, title page is chipped at fore-edge, foxing near the plates and at front and back but otherwise clean and unmarked. The paper is starting to be brittle and while still whole, some pages show signs of cracking at the gutter, contents page in the 2nd volume has been remounted. Half title is present in Vol. I, not called for in second volume. When the books were rebound for the library the binder apparently had a liberal hand with the glue, resulting in some oxidation stains showing through at the gutter occasionally.This is the hard to find complete first edition of Arundell’s Discoveries in Asia Minor, recounting his travels in Anatolia in 1833, complete with all ten of the called for engravings, as well as the beautiful folding map. Francis Vyvyan Jago Arundell, (1780-1846) was the British chaplain at Izmir/Smyrna between 1822-1834. As soon as he took up residence in Smyrna he started traveling and writing, publishing his first book on Anatolia in 1826. In 1833 he embarked upon a 1,000 mile tour of the most remote regions of Anatolia, through districts which had hitherto not been described by any European. One of his greatest triumphs was finding, identifying and studying the city Antioch of Pisidia, famous as the place where Paul of Tarsus gave his first sermon to the Gentiles(Acts 13:13-52). He gives many archeological details, as well as information on his observations and conversations with the Turks, Greeks, Armenians and other denizens he meets along the way. . 1st Edition. Hard Cover. Good/No Jacket. 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall.

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        South Australia. Outline of the plan of a proposed colony

      London,: Ridgway and Sons, 1834.. Octavo, 80pp., three folding maps with original outline handcolouring, a fine copy polished tan half calf by Aquarius. Rare: 'the establishment of the South Australian Association proposed' (Ferguson). Remarkably, this edition includes detailed accounts by the veterans of the Flinders voyage William Westall and John Aken, whose personal recollections are used to assert that Flinders himself had approved of the idea of a settlement on the southern coast.Although unsigned, the book would certainly have been written under the auspices of Wakefield, who was the driving force behind the South Australian Association, which had been formed in 1834 for the establishment of a free settler colony. 'A previous Society with the same objects was constituted in 1831, when a number of gentlemen formed themselves into a committee for establishing a chartered company. The attempt to obtain the desired charter having failed, these persons were disbanded, and the project abandoned for a time' (Ferguson). Indeed, this book reproduces some material from the 1831 proposal of the South Australian company (see previous item), and also reuses the same three maps; interestingly, the map of "Southern Australia" has been updated to include several added details regarding the course of the Murray River "traced 1000 miles", a reference to Sturt's expedition.This 1834 edition includes significant additional material concerning prospects for Kangaroo Island, including the testimonies of Aken and Westall who accompanied Matthew Flinders aboard the Investigator. These are presented as question and answer sessions, at the conclusion of which Westall and Aken signed their testimonies as true and correct statements (their addresses in London and Wapping are likewise provided). Interestingly, a further description is provided by 'Chevalier Dillon, late a Captain in the Hon. East India Company's Service'. It was Peter Dillon who, in 1826, had discovered the fate of the La PÈrouse expedition; some years previously he traded in Australian waters and recounts a voyage of 1815 to procure salt from Kangaroo Island.This copy includes three maps, a collation which matches that of the copy in the Goldsmiths-Kress catalogue. However, Ferguson lists only two maps for this book, as with the Nan Kivell copy held by the National Library, and the 1962 facsimile only included two maps.Ferguson, 2516.

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        Map of the Colony of New South WalesÖ

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

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        Flora der Mark Brandenburg und der Niederlausitz. Nebentitel: Versuch einer Naturgeschichte der Mark Brandenburg und der Niederlausitz. Pflanzen (= alles Erschienene). 2. vermehrte und verbesserte Auflage

      Berlin, Lüderitz 1834. 21 cm. 26, 687, (5) Seiten mit 2 lithographierten Tafeln. Festeinband, Halbledereinband der Zeit mit Romantiker-Rückenvergoldung - ADB 30, 48 - Berlin-Bibl. 39 - Pritzel 7933 - Stafleu / Cowan 9839 - Gegenüber der ersten Ausgabe um die Kryptogamen erweitert. "Das Werk hat nicht allein die Kenntnis der märkischen Flora unmittelbar bereichert, es darf auch wegen der kritischen Behandlung der aufgenommenen Pflanzen, namentlich aber wegen des Nutzens, den es durch Heranbildung junger, tüchtiger Kräfte geleistet, als eine hohe Leistung in der floristischen Literatur gelten" (ADB). In der Einleitung gibt der Verfasser praktische Hinweise für das Anlegen eines Herbariums. Die zweite Tafel (Pilze) ist von Johann Friedrich Klotzsch entworfen. Vollständig mit sämtlichen Errata und Nachtrag zum Register. Schönes Exemplar, letztes Blatt schwach stockfleckig. Auf Vorsatz Trockenstempel "AM", bekrönt und Besitzeintrag: A. Graf v. Arnim (Adolf Heinrich Graf von Arnim-Boitzenburg), datiert 1855, am Ende Buchbinderschildchen "A. W. Schmidt's Buchbinderei, Berlin Jäger Str. 12". -

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        An Australian Grammar

      Sydney,: Stephens and Stokes, 1834.. Octavo, Sydney Mechanics' School of Arts stamps to title-page and a few other leaves, faded manuscript shelf-marks to title; very good in brown half calf by Sangorski & Sutcliffe. Very rare Aboriginal lexicon from the important early Sydney library of the Mechanics' School of Arts.Threlkeld, one of the best regarded of the early missionaries, had spent his early life in the London theatre, before becoming an itinerant preacher. He joined the London Missionary Society and in 1816 sailed with his family to the South Seas, working with John Williams at Raiatea. He arrived in Sydney in 1824, where his proposal to establish an Aboriginal mission was supported by Governor Brisbane. The mission was established the following year at "Reid's Mistake" on Lake Macquarie with a 10,000-acre parcel of land. The excessive expenditure of the mission incurred the wrath of the Reverend Samuel Marsden who successfully sought Threlkeld's dismissal and the abandonment of the mission in 1828.Threlkeld spent the following ten years as a government-paid missionary living and working with the local tribe of Lake Macquarie. He became fluent in the local dialect under the tutelage of Biraban, a local elder, and acted as interpreter for Aborigines on trial in Sydney. In the Sydney Gazette of 1826 Threlkeld's work on the Aboriginal language was highly praised and this published linguistic study of the dialect, as well as his other published reports, are regarded as landmarks in Aboriginal studies.The Sydney Mechanics' School of Arts is the oldest such school in Australia. Founded in 1833, a year before Threlkeld's book was published, this must have been an early acquisition for their famous lending library.Ferguson, 1858.

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        Babbage's Calculating Engine [ running Title ]

      Boston: Lilly, Wait, Colman, and Holden, 1834. Very Good. [2], [263]-545 pages. The Edinburgh Review was issued quarterly in wraps, and we offer here the entire April-July issue from 1834. The Lardner/Babbage article appears on pages 263-327 and includes 5 engravings in the text of calculator dials. Front and rear wraps are lacking, remnants of the spine label and paper remain. Occasional light foxing. The whole housed in a custom cloth clamshell case with gold spine lettering "Charles Babbage Difference Engine No 1 | Boston 1834". This is an apparently scarce Boston imprint for this journal. While institutional runs of this journal are common, with some 550+ holdings at this writing, the Boston imprints are much scarcer with only 5 institutions noting holdings of only partial runs. This may qualify as an early American imprint related to computing, and is undoubtedly the first American printing of this article. The Lardner/Babbage article reviews and comments on the following articles: 'Letter to Sir Humphrey Davy..on the application of Machinery to Calculate and Print Mathematical Tables by Charles Babbage', 'On the Application of Machinery to the Calculation of Astronomical and Mathematical Tables' by Charles Babbage (1822), 'Address to the Astronomical Society by Henry Thomas Colebrooke on presenting the first gold Medal of the Society to Charles Babbage Esq. For the invention of the Calculating Machine' (1822), 'On the determination of the General Term of a new Class of Infinite Series' by Charles Babbage (1824), 'On Errors common to many Tables of Logarithms' by Charles Babbage (1827), 'On a Method of Expressing by Signs the Action of Machinery' by Charles Babbage (1826), and 'Report by the Committee appointed by the Council of the Royal Society to consider the subject referred to in a Communication received by them from the Treasury, respecting Mr. Babbage's Calculating Engine and to report thereupon.'' (1829) Unlike the one paragraph reviews we're used to today, this treatise was an extensive commentary that provides us today with an interesting historical perspective on his work, and provided the public of that time with a more detailed overview and awareness of Babbage's work than they had seen previously. Origins of Cyberspace 51 notes it is 'The most extensive contemporary account of the Difference Engine No. 1, written by Dionysius Lardner, a prolific popularizer of science. ''From the technical detail that it contains, much of which can be directly linked to the drawings of the machine, it is evident that Babbage was directly involved with and played a substantial hand in its preparation'' (Bromley 1989, 24) From this article Georg Scheutz first obtained detailed information about Babbage's Difference Engine, enabling him to design and eventually construct his own calculating machine twenty years later' (Origins of Cyberspace 51 referring to the London edition).

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        PROMESSI SPOSI; OR, THE BETROTHED LOVERS

      1834. Very Good. MANZONI, Alessandro. I PROMESSI SPOSI; OR, THE BETROTHED LOVERS. A Milanese story of the seventeenth century. As translated for The Metropolitan, from the Italian of Alessandro Manzoni, by G. W. Featherstonhaugh. Washington: Stereotyped and Published by Duff Green. 1834. The "Metropolitan Edition." Possibly the first American edition. (There were two American translations printed in 1834; the other was printed at New York by G. Dearborn.) 8vo.: 249 pp. Text printed in double columns. Contemporary binding; black morocco spine with blind-stamped decoration and gilt-stamped title and year, marbled paper boards. Pencil inscription on ffep. and a contemporary pencil ownership on first flyleaf. Text leaves are mostly clean and quite fresh, showing only some occasional light foxing, and having a faint, shallow dampstain at the top- edge and, for the final 25 ff., at the top fore-corner. The binding is worn at perimeters, especially at corners, and rubbed at surfaces. The top fore-corner of the upper board is missing a small patch of paper. Lower joint is tender and is missing a thin strip of leather (1 1/2 x 1/8") at the head. This is an early translation of Manzoni's panoramic love story set in Milan in the seventeenth century. It is his masterpiece which, upon publication (1825-27), elevated him to the front rank of literary fame. It is still regarded by many Italians as their greatest novel. This is an appealing copy whose condition is very good plus. (American Imprints 25502; Kunitz & Colby)

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        The Works of Robert Burns; with His Life, by Allan Cunningham

      London: James Cochrane and Co., 1834., 1834. 8 volumes; small 8vo. A superb set in a later binding by Bayntun in green half morocco with gilt titles and pleasant gilt tooling to spines, marbled boards with gilt rule, marbled end papers; top edges gilt. Engraved portrait frontispiece to vol. 1; engraved frontispiece to all other volumes and engraved title page to all volumes. Marbled boards a little rubbed. A very decorative set.

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        Two Expeditions into the Interior of Southern Australia

      London,: Smith, Elder and Co., 1834.. Two volumes, octavo, with a chart and a large folding map (crudely repaired with tape), 13 engraved plates (four of newly-discovered birds with original handcolouring); manuscript presentation dated 1874; a fine and handsome set in contemporary plum calf by Ramage, bookplates of Harold L. Sheard, bound without advertisements. Presentation copy from Sturt's widow: the rare second edition of this account of Sturt's first two expeditions: 'an important book, recounting discoveries of the highest consequence' (Australian Rare Books).A manuscript inscription in both volumes reads: 'Frederick Peake In remembrance of the Author From C.C. Sturt 1874'. Sturt married Charlotte Christiana Greene on 20 September 1834, and she lived until 1887, almost twenty years after Sturt's death. After his death Charlotte was granted a civil list pension of £80 a year, and the queen granted her the title of Lady Sturt. Frederick Peake was a close friend of Charles Sturt, as is evidenced by the correspondence between them printed in the Life of Charles Sturt (1899).Sturt's first expedition set out from Sydney in 1828, with a brief from Governor Darling to follow the course of the Macquarie River. Within the first month he, and his second-in-command Hamilton Hume, had discovered the extent of the Macquarie Marshes. To the north they discovered and named the Darling River, and went on to trace the Bogan and Castlereagh rivers into the Darling, and the Macquarie into the Castlereagh.On his return to Sydney, Sturt pushed for command of an expedition to follow the Darling River to the supposed inland sea, however was instead commissioned to trace the Murrumbidgee River toward the south coast. Travelling along the river by boat, they were swept into a much broader fast-flowing river which they named the Murray, without realising it was the Hume River earlier discovered by Hume and Hovell. Sturt also discovered the junction of the Darling and the Murray, before reaching Lake Alexandrina. The most arduous aspect of the expedition awaited: after the vessel which was supposed to meet them on the south coast failed to materialise, Sturt and his men, with depleted provisions, were forced to row against the current for nearly one thousand miles to Sydney. They arrived in Sydney after many weeks of starvation and gruelling exertion.This is the second edition of Sturt's account of over four thousand miles of exploration over a four-year period. It was written while Sturt was in England, undergoing treatment for the blindness that had struck him during the voyage home. The large folding map of Australia, sometimes missing, is present in this copy (though with an old crude tape repair at two edges).Ferguson, 1853; Wantrup , 118b.

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        The Writings [Works] of George Washington. Being his Correspondence, Addresses, Messages, and other Papers, Official and Private, selected and published from the Original Manuscripts. With A Life of the Author, Notes and Illustrations by Jared Sparks

      Boston: American Stationer's Company (and others), 1834-1837., 39. First Sparks Edition, also The First Collected Edition; large paper copies. 12 volumes. All first issues except vols. 2 and 10 which are second. Finely bound in recent half speckled calf with twin, burgundy and black, title labels and gilt to spines, marbled boards, top edges gilt. Illustrated with engraved portraits, maps, plans and other plates. Very occasional, mostly light foxing. The uncommon large paper edition with untrimmed edges leaving wide margins. Sabin [101765]

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        NIPON O DAI ITSI RAN

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

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        [WoO 62]. Autograph musical manuscript of a portion of the composer's oratorio, "Des Heilands letzte Stunden," for choir and piano 4-hands

      4 pp. written on 2 leaves of a bifolium. Oblong folio (ca. 257 x 345 mm.). Notated in ink on 12-stave hand-ruled paper, the pages numbered 115-118 in pencil. A total of 21 measures. Text by Friedrich Rochlitz. With manuscript annotation to upper margin of first page possibly in the hand of Spohr's widow. Unsigned. No date, but 1834. & & Together with:& An additional leaf from the same manuscript containing 2 pages with a manuscript note, most probably in the hand of Spohr's widow, identifying the work, stating that it was composed in Kassel in 1834, and that the present manuscript consists of page 121 [and 122] of the score. Slightly worn; minor fraying to edges; some browning, heavier to first page. In very good condition overall. The additional leaf somewhat browned and separated at center by a neat vertical split. . "Regarded by many contemporaries as worthy of a place beside Haydn, Mozart and Beethoven in the pantheon of the greatest composers, he has, together with Gluck and Cherubini, been allotted a considerably lower status by posterity. Mozart's Figaro and Wagner's Tristan were both composed during Spohr's lifetime; his own work looks, Janus-like, towards both the formalism and clarity of the Classical tradition, and the structural and harmonic experimentation associated with 19th-century Romanticism..." & & "... In the field of oratorio, Spohr made a distinctive contribution to the music of his day. Die letzten Dinge (1825–6) marked an epoch in the history of 19th-century oratorio. In this work he adopted a number of the characteristics developed in his operas; it is notable for its avoidance of closed forms and for its expressiveness, attained through the use of chromatic harmony... and masterly orchestration... Many of the finest musicians of the day were profoundly affected by it." & & "... In 1834–5, inspired by Bach's St Matthew Passion, of which he gave the first Kassel performance in 1883, Spohr composed his Passion oratorio, Des Heilands letzte Stunden, to a text of Friedrich Rochlitz." Clive Brown in Grove online

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        DESCRIPTION OF A VIEW OF THE CITY OF NEW YORK, NOW EXHIBITING AT THE PANORAMA, LEICESTER SQUARE. PAINTED BY THE PROPRIETOR ROBERT BURFORD, FROM DRAWINGS TAKEN BY HIM IN THE AUTUMN OF 1832

      London: Printed by T. Brettell, 1834.. 12pp. plus two wood-engraved views of New York on large folding frontispiece. Dbd. Frontispiece detached. Near fine. In 1801, British artist Robert Burford constructed a rotunda at Leicester Square to exhibit large circular panoramas, helping to set off a popular craze that would last the full first half of the 19th century. The present pamphlet describes Burford's panorama of New York with a brief essay on the city, a sixty-one-point key to the various sites depicted, and a large folding frontispiece plate with the view of the city in two parts. Burford and his brother produced over fifty such panoramas. Scarce. SABIN 54242.

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        Lectures on Political Economy, delivered in Trinity and Michaelmas Terms, 1833

      Dublin: Richard Milliken and Son; London, B. Fellowes, , 1834. Octavo (222 x 140 mm). Original green pebble-grain cloth with paper label to the spine. Contemporary ownership inscription to the front free endpaper. Bookplate of the Nobel prize winning economist George Stigler to the front pastedown. Light browning, cloth a little rubbed and soiled, short split to the head of the upper joint and the label slightly chipped at the edges, a very good copy. First edition. Longfield was diverted from his interest in economics by a busy and successful career in law, being transferred from the Whately chair of political economy to that of feudal and English law at Trinity the same year as this publication, and serving as a judge and Irish privy councillor in later years. But it is his brief tenure of the first chair in political economy to be founded in Ireland on which his reputation rests today. It was the American economist E. R. A. Seligman who rescued Longfield from obscurity in 1903, publishing two articles in the Economic Journal, "On some neglected British economists", drawing attention to this, Longfield's first, and his two subsequent publications, Four Lectures on Poor Laws, and Three Lectures on Commerce and one on Absenteeism. "Since then it has come to be recognized by economists throughout the world that in these lectures Longfield produced work of outstanding originality … In 1833 when Longfield gave his first lectures on political economy … the theories of value and distribution developed by David Ricardo and propagated by James Mill dominated the subject. Having shown that he understood these theories better than many contemporary interpreters, Longfield rejected them and presented his own analysis in five lectures. His explanation of value emphasized market prices rather than natural values, stressing utility as of at least equal importance with labour costs in determining value. His theory of distribution was perhaps his most original contribution: in it he put forward a theory of profits as determined by the marginal productivity of physical capital and of wages as determined, not by subsistence, but by the specific productivity of each labourer … indeed he really founded a distinctive 'Trinity College Dublin school of value theory'—but until Seligman wrote they remained completely unknown to economists outside Ireland, and this state of affairs Longfield himself appears never to have sought to alter" (ODNB). In his later years Longfield maintained an interest in economic and social questions, being a founder member of the Dublin Statistical Society and president of the social economy section of the National Association for the Promotion of Social Science.

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        On Wages and Combination

      London: Longman, Rees, Orme, Brown, Green, & Longman, Paternoster Row, 1834 First edition. Original blue boards, uncut,rebacked in gray paper, printed paper label on front cover. . Octavo. Complete with the errata slip. Library label of Nottingham Free Public Reference Library at head of front cover, and issue label on front pastedown, small rubberstamp on title-page and in the blank margins of four other leaves. Otherwise a very good, clean copy. Presentation copy, , inscribed at the head of the title-page 'The Right Honourable T. Spring Rice, M.P. with the author's compliments'. Having served as MP for Limerick for 12 years, the Whig Thomas Spring Rice (1790?1866) was by now the Member for Cambridge. The following year he began service as Chancellor of the Exchequer (1835?9) in Viscount Melbourne's second premiership. In his biography of Torrens, Lionel Robbins notes that 'this work ... has certainly not received the attention it deserves as the most systematic attempt by a Classical economist to examine the limits within which the power of combination to raise wages may be effective' (Robert Torrens and the evolution of classical economics, 1958, p. 49).

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        La Geografia en Laminas y Mapas

      Barcelona,: por los herederos de D. Agustin Roca, 1834.. Oblong octavo, engraved frontispiece, title and 32 plates; a fine copy in original printed boards, spine renewed. A very good copy of this very rare illustrated Spanish edition of the costumes of the world, after the original French publication La GÈographie en estampes ou múurs et costumes des diffÈrens peuples de la terre (Paris, 1815). The French edition seems to have been republished several times, but this is the only edition of this Spanish translation of which we are aware.Each of the four main sections - Europe, Asia, Africa, the Americas - has its own engraved map as a section head, the maps with interesting animals in the surrounds: the American map, for example, is surrounded by a turkey, bear, seal, beaver and a llama. The American section includes a diverse range of nationalities, including Canadians, Greenlanders, Cubans, Californians, and Patagonians, but concludes with an engraving showing Tahitians and Sandwich Islanders, with a note that these island groups are separated from America by an immense ocean, but are nonetheless the most significant in the region.New Holland makes an unusual appearance as the most distant part of Asia, although this is as much to do with convenience as geography. The Asian section begins with the Turks, and meanders its way south-eastward, featuring groups such as the Arabs, Persians, Indians, Chinese, Japanese, Tartars, Georgians, Kamchatkans, and Filipinos, before coming to rest in New Holland. The accompanying note for New Holland is perhaps surprisingly general, but does include facts such as how this "fifth part of the world" is as big as all of Europe, and now has several substantial English settlements, as well as very brief notes on the mineral wealth and animals of the continent.The engraved frontispiece is a tableau featuring a woman surrounded by the instruments of navigation, including a large terrestrial globe, charts, and telescopes; she gestures with her left hand towards a ship, while the names of Cook, La PÈrouse and Bougainville are written on oval-shaped tablets at her feet.Fairfax Murray (Germany); Palau, 101.454.

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

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

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        Ayesha, the Maid of Kars. By the Author of "Zohrab," "Haji Baba," &c

      Philadelphia: Carey, Lea & Blanched, 1834. First US edition. Very good. Hardcover. 2 volumes. Tall 8vo. Bound in original boards: drab cloth spines, paper over boards, remnants of printed lettering labels. Expected wear at edges, some soiling, else a very good set. The first American edition of the third of Morier's highly readable novels set in Persia. Rare, and more so in original boards. In a custom clamshell case. For the English edition, see Sadlier, 1796; Wolff 4927.

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        Poems

      London - T. Cadell, E. Moxon, 1834 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. First edition. A lovelycopy of Poems by Samuel Rogers,the first edition with theillustrations by Turner. Bound in calfleather with gilt lettering and decoration, blindstampedand raised bands. First Edition. With illustrations based on engravings by Turner and Stothard. With an armorial nameplate forJohn Roland Abbey. Bound by R. Davies, with a bookbinder's label on the front pastedown. Included with this book is a Blackwell's Invoice. This book was sold for 45 in 1991. Samuel Rogers, 1763 1855, was an English poet, during his lifetime one of the most celebrated, although his fame has long since been eclipsed by his Romantic colleagues and friends Wordsworth, Coleridge and Byron. His recollections of these and other friends such as Charles James Fox are key sources for information about London artistic and literary life, with which he was intimate, and which he used his wealth to support. He made his money as a banker and was also an art collector. Joseph Mallord William Turner RA, 1775 1851, was an English Romantic landscape painter, watercolourist and printmaker. Turner was considered a controversial figure in his day, but is now regarded as the artist who elevated landscape painting to an eminence rivalling history painting. Although renowned for his oil paintings, Turner is also one of the greatest masters of British watercolour landscape painting. Thomas Stothard, 1755 1834, was an English painter and engraver. In 1778 he became a student of the Royal Academy, of which he was elected associate in 1792 and full academician in 1794. In 1812 he was appointed librarian, having served as assistant for two years. The designs by Stothard have been estimated by art historian Ralph Nicholson Wornum to number five thousand, and of these about three thousand have been engraved. Major John Roland Abbey, 1894 1969, was an English book collector and High Sheriff. In 1914, he was commissioned as a regimental officer in the Rifle Brigade. Abbey later rejoined the Rifle Brigade in 1939. Although he left the army in 1943, he was awarded the honorary rank of Major in 1946. After leaving the army he became manager, and later Chairman, of the Kemp Town brewery. In 1945 he was appointed High Sheriff of Sussex, a position he held for a year. His book collecting started in 1929 buying books from various Private presses, eventually gaining complete collections of books from the Kelmscott, Ashendene and Gwasg Gregynog presses. He also collected antiquarian books, starting from the sale of Primrose's collection, eventually holding over 1,300 books. Condition: The binding is generally tight and firm. There is very mild wear to the extremities, including very mild bumping and rubbing. Internally there is very slight browning to the page edges, with scattered spotting. There is an ink inscription on the rear free-endpaper. Overall the condition is very good indeed..

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        Ecritures Ancienne Volume 1 of the Oeuvres De Jean Midolle

      Strasbourg : D'Emil Simon Fils , 1834 This is a very good hardcover copy in the original binding of brown marbled paper boards with an all-over green design. There is a large printed paper label with the title inset in an elaborately lithographed Gothic style frame. Tan paper covered spine of dark green cloth. The edges of the covers have a little wear. Inside there is an elaborately detailed title-page followed by 32 of 40 numbered plates. No evidence of plates being removed, as binding still very tight, but normally with 40 plates. All plates are black & white lithographs showing an amazing variety of typefaces and alphabets. Many are composed out of very imaginatively worked animals, plants, people or inventions forming the letters. A classic of this genre, here an incomplete copy with various faults, such as browning, tiny foxing, and 2 instances of later careful coloring of initials on different plates. Quite rare in the original binding. Large oblong folio, 11" high X 13 1/2" wide. Call or e-mail for digital photos. . Hard Cover. Very Good.

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        Souvenir de la Tarantella Napolitaine

      1834. first edition. Scarce Dance of the TarantulaStep By Hand-Colored Panorama Step[PANORAMA]. DURA, Gaetano. Souvenir de la Tarantella Napolitaine dirigée par Louis Puccinelli Maitre de Danse dessinée par Gaetan Dura. Naples: Gatti et Dura, n.d. [c. 1834]. First edition. Oblong octavo (5 7/16 x 7 1/8 in; 138 x181 mm). Hand-colored frontispiece, engraved title, one plate of music notation, and seventeen hand-colored lithographed plates with captions, in accordion format unfolding to 142 1/2 inches. Contemporary half calf over patterned paper boards. Gilt-rolled spine. Armorial bookplate of Mountgarret. An excellent copy of a scarce work.ABPC records only one complete copy at auction since 1923; an incomplete copy with only ten plates was sold in 1955. OCLC/KVK note only three institutional copies, at Harvard, NYPL, and Austria State Library."Also due to the trend of the illustration of the Neapolitan folklore, but more didactic, it is the lithographic album titled Tarantella. Neapolitan Dance, drawn entirely by Dura [1805-1878], published in Naples in 1833, and lithographed by Gatti in 1834. Dura's [Souvenir de la Tarantella Napolitaine], a very important document for the reconstruction of the Neapolitan tarantella, presents nineteen plates, accompanied by captions that explain, step by step, all the different phases of the dance. The style of the illustrations is basic: two dancers, drawn not without a certain grace and accuracy, move isolated on a white background completely devoid of any decoration or pittoresco. In the mid-1830s Dura became ass'ciated with Gatti, founding a lithographic establishment that soon became one of the most important in Naples. The brand of 'Gatti and Dura' published prints, calendars, atlases, graphic novels and works of popular nature, such as almanacs and miscellanies" (Encyclopedia Treccani.it, L'Enciclopedia Italiana). Cf. Colas 921.

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        The Travellers Guide or Map of the Roads, Canals & Rail Roads of the United States

      Philadelphia:. 1834.. Original outline color map from Tanner's American Traveller guide book extending from the east coast of the United States to Missouri, Arkansas and Louisiana. Major towns, rivers, turnpike and common roads, rail routes, canals and steamboat routes are shown. With seventeen inset maps of major cities such as Philadelphia, New York, and Washington; and an inset of the Hudson River as far north as Kingston, New York. Image size: 22 1/2 x 18 1/4". Paper size: 23 1/4 x 19 1/4". Very good.

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        Hunchback of Notre Dame, The

      1834. first edition. First American Hunchback Rings Bell In Original BoardsOnly One Copy At Auction Since 1923HUGO, Victor. The Hunchback of Notre Dame. With a Sketch of the Life and Writings of the Author by Frederic Shoberl. In Two Volumes. Philadelphia: Carey, Lea and Blanchard, 1834. First American edition, one of only 1000 copies printed. Two octavo volumes. (7 9/16 x 4 5/8 in; 199 x 118 mm). [2, Opinions on This Work], iv, 243; [iv], 192, [2, blank], [10, as publisher's ads] pp.Publisher's original quarter blue cloth over drab boards. Untrimmed. Light toning and foxing throughout as expected. Contemporary (1835) ink signature on top margin of volume one title-page and volume two contents leaf with some bleed-through onto adjacent leaves. Heavy crease to lower corner of front board of volume one, some other minor edgewear. Remnants of printed paper labels on untouched cloth spines. Original owner's dated (1835) signature to title pages. A very good copy rarely found in original binding. Chemised and housed within an elegantly handsome modern full blue goatskin, gilt decorated, two-spine slipcase by René Patron.Only one copy in the original boards has come to auction since ABPC began to index sales records in 1923. "The Hunchback of Notre Dame [is] a romance of medieval times by Victor Hugo centered on the life of the great Parisian cathedral. The principle characters are Esmeralda, a gypsy dancer in love with with Captain Phoebus; Claude Frollo, the hypocritical archdeacon, whose evil passion for Esmeralda causes him to denounce her as a witch; Quasimodo, the 'Hunchback of Notre Dame,' a deformed bellringer, whose devotion saves Esmeralda for a time when she seeks protection from the mob in the belfry of the cathedral. Esmerelda is finally executed, and Quasimodo throws Frollo from the heights of Notre Dame." (Benét's Reader's Encyclopedia, 493)

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        THE NATURAL HISTORY OF HUMMING-BIRDS

      Edinburgh, W. H. Lizars, and Sterling and Kenney, 1834 and 1833.. Naturalist's Library series, 1834 and 1833. 2 volumes, a mixed set, Volume I is a second edition 1834, Volume II is a first edition 1833. Small 8vo,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.

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        Campagnes des francais sous le Consulat & l?Empire. Album de cinquante - deux batailles et cent portraits des maréchaux, généraux et personnages les plus illustres de l?époque et le portrait de Napoleon Ier accompagné d?un fac ? simile de sa signature. Collection de 60 planches, dite Carle Vernet peintre d?histoire faite d?apres les tableaux de ce grand maitre et les dessins de Swebach.

      Paris, Librairie Rue Visconti, 22, s. d. (ma 1834 ca.). Seconda edizione francese con incisioni dai dipinti originali di Carl Vernet. In folio, legatura originale in percallina rossa, con titolo e stemma alle armi in oro, tagli in oro, occhietto, ritratto di Napoleone I in antip., front., elenco delle tavv. contenute nell?Album, 5 tavv. di ritratti dei Generali a p.p. (incisi da Bovinet), seguono le tavv. delle battaglie. Il volume, in seconda edizione, è una splendida raccolta di incisioni, assai interessanti dal punto di vista storico e artistico, ma privo, a differenza della prima edizione, delle lunghe relazioni. L?opera rappresenta una celebrazione di Napoleone e delle sue imprese, con le sole tavole che descrivono le campagne d?Italia, d?Egitto, di Germania e di Polonia, e con una relazione dell?incoronazione di Napoleone imperatore e della sua consorte. I disegni preparatori per le tavole furono forniti dal pittore, disegnatore e incisore Carle Vernet, discendente di una celebre famiglia di artisti settecenteschi; la trasposizione dei disegni su lastra spetta a validi incisori transalpini, tra i quali L. J. Masquelier, Daudet, P. P. Choffard, Dambrun, Dupréel, J. Bosq; le vedute della campagna d?Italia, dall?accurata topografia e ricche di figure, rappresentano le principali battaglie, nonché gli ingressi trionfali delle truppe francesi, e tra le località rappresentate ci sono Millesimo, Mondovì, il Po?, Lodi, Milano, Pavia, Livorno, Castiglione, Roveredo, San Giorgio, Arcole, Rivoli, la Favorita, il Tagliamento, Venezia, Mantova, Torino, Napoli, il valico del Monte San Bernardo, Montebello e Casteggio, Marengo. Manca in questa seconda edizione, a differenza della prima edizione, la carta geografica dell?Italia a doppia pagina (opera del geografo Lorrain, eseguita da Louvet e con legende incise da Dien). Unica tavola mancante di questa seconda edizione, ma mancante dall'origine (e non perché sia stata asportata), quella di Piacenza. Legatura con macchie al piatto e al dorso e con uno strappo sul dorso, peraltro esemplare in bello stato di conservazione, con un interno marginoso e con tavole dall?ottima impressione.

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        Autograph letter signed, to his sons Victor Gifford and John Woodhouse Audubon, concerning the publication of the second volume of his Ornithological Biography

      Edinburgh: 6 December 1834. 1p., single 4to sheet. (10 x 8 inches). (Backed with paper at an early date, small loss from opening touching two words). Important letter by Audubon to his sons, concerning the publication of his Ornithological Biography and shipping bird skins and watercolours back to America. The unpublished letter reads, in part: "I revised the introduction last evening with [William] Mac Gillevray, therefore the book you may conclude is nearly out! We think that by Tuesday next it will be before the readers here; at least some copies of it. Charles Black and father will be agents here on the same terms as before, but I will leave 200 copies only with them, 20 with Hill and will send a proportional number to our agents according to the demands that may be expected at their respective places. All the rest I shall ship by steamer to Havell. A review will appear on the 1st of Jany. in Jameson's Journal and I believe another in Blackwood's Magazine. We ship you now by the Royal William steamer one large new box containing 352 bird skins, which take great care of, all the mss of the 1st and 2d vol. Biographies, my Journals, sundry books, 55 original small drawings including several of eggs (10 it seems were not sent here by you), 18 middle size (2 wanting) and 20 large ones, drawing paper, brushes, &c &c, 24 plates water birds, our government letters ... " The remainder of the letter concerns their impending travel back to America. and closes, "I regret that we have to call on Mrs. G[ifford] at Duffields for I have much to do in the way of Drawing and writing the whole of this winter..." As early as November 1826, Audubon had begun thinking about the text which should accompany his monumental engraved illustrations of birds. He noted in his journal: "I shall publish the letterpress in a separate book, at the same time with the illustrations and shall accompany the descriptions of the birds with many anecdotes and accounts of localities connected with the birds themselves ..." (M.R. Audubon Audubon and his journals 1897, vol.I, p.163). Audubon had taken the decision to publish the letterpress separately because, according to British copyright law, had the letterpress accompanied the engravings, Audubon would have been obliged to deposit a copy of the work in each of the nine copyright libraries in the United Kingdom. This would have placed a strain on the economics of the production of the book. Work on the text did not begin in earnest until the end of 1830, just as Havell was nearing the completion of the engraving of the first 100 drawings. In the present letter, Audubon discusses the completion of the second volume of the work.

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        [GRAY WASH SKETCH OF MEN BUILDING AN IGLOO DURING THE SECOND ROSS EXPEDITION TO THE ARCTIC]

      [Np. ca. 1834].. 5 x 3 1/2 inches. Bright and clean. Mounted on stiff paper. Fine. Matted, 12 1/2 x 9 1/2 inches. A gray wash sketch of three men building an igloo, while another group of three men and one husky dog stand off to the side. In the lower margin of the stiff paper upon which the illustration is mounted, a caption reads: "The Ross Expedition." This drawing is likely from Ross' second expedition, during which he and his crew camped over three consecutive winters from 1830 to 1833. While the illustration is not reproduced as a plate in Ross' official report, NARRATIVE OF A SECOND VOYAGE IN SEARCH OF A NORTH-WEST PASSAGE... (1835), it is similar in style to some of the published views. Ross made ample use of native construction methods, at one point overseeing the construction of a virtual arctic compound, complete with mess hall and officers' quarters, during their final winter on the ice in 1832-33. Though it is possible the drawing was done in the warmth of the expedition's winter quarters, it was likely composed after the expedition's return to Britain. Wash was rarely a favored medium in a climate where the seasonal highs seldom reached ten degrees Fahrenheit. Original art work concerning the early arctic expeditions is superlatively rare.

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        Helen. A Tale...in Three Volumes

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

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        Bulletin annoté des lois, décrets et ordonnances, depuis le mois de juin 1789 jusqu'au mois d'aout 1830.

      Paris, Chez Paul Dupont ,1834-1838. - 18 volumes in-8°, avec des notices, par MM. Odilon Barrot, Vatimesnil, Ymbert, mis en ordre et annoté par M. LepecReliés demi-basane fauve, dos lisse orné de filets dorés et de fleurons, pèces de titres et de tomaisons noirs. Tranches mouchetées BON ETAT GENERAL

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        Du Suffrage universel. (Revue mensuelle d'économie politique 1834). Exemplaire personnel de Guizot

      Paris, Au bureau de la Revue 1834 Prestigieuse provenance : il s'agit de l'exemplaire personnel de Guizot avec le cachet gras de sa bibliothèque, 476 et 518 pages + un feuillet d'errata. Les pages de titre se trouvent aux pages 399 et 444. La provenance est d'autant plus intéressante que dans son célèbre texte sur l'affranchissement des nègres, Sismondi s'adresse à Guizot qui lui réponds ensuite. Grand in-8° relié, demi-chagrin de l'époque, dos lisse orné de filets, pièce de titre de chagrin noir gravé. Magnifique exemplaire sans rousseurs. Un manque minuscule (1 cm.) à la coiffe supérieure sinon très bel état. Sismondi (Geneva, 1773-1842) was a profound economist, writer on politics, and history, whose works were perceived and debated by Marx. Sismondi here pleads for a universal right to vote for all as a guarantee of the best government for all, that can prevent injustices and inequalities.Not in NUC, Einaudi, Goldsmiths', or Kress; OCLC locates two copies, at Cambridge, and in the London Library, RLIN adds one copy in the Swiss National Library. Parmi les autres contributions citons quelques unes, très importantes : Bentham : Déontologie ou science de la morale. Blanqui : Cours d'économie industrielle au Conservatoire des Arts et Métiers. Villermé : Rapport fait à l'Académie sur un ouvrage intitulé . Jean-Baptiste Say : Mélanges et correspondance d'économie politique. Sismondi : De la condition dans laquelle il convient de placer les nègres en les affranchissant. Très bon couverture rigide Edition originale

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        L'ANTOTROFIA, OSSIA LA COLTIVAZIONE DE' FIORI.. FIRENZE. PER V.BATELLI E FIGLI. 1834. 2 VOLL.

      In-8, leg. non coeva in mz. pelle marrone chiaro (fine '800), fregi, filettature e titoli impressi in oro sul dorso, piatti marmorizzati, due ex-libris e una piccola etichetta d'appartenenza applicati nel primo foglio di risguardo; pp.424, pp.425-798-(2), fregio xilogr. al frontespizio; 72 tavv., molto belle, tutte, salvo due (dedicate ai vari tipi d' innesti) raffiguranti fiori, litografate e finemente acquarellate a mano all'epoca. Eccezionale esemplare ad ampi margini, carte molto fresche. Molto raro e in ottimo stato.Brunet VI, Tab.6487. Great Flower Books (ediz.ital.) p.124. Niccoli p.320. Nissen BBI, 1527n. Plesch, 599. Saccardo II, p.84.Un raro esemplare da segnalarsi per gli insoliti margini, piuttosto ampi. Tutti gli esemplari che abbiamo avuto modo di esaminare sono a margini stretti. L' Autore, nato a S.Croce del Pino, in Toscana, e morto a Firenze nel 1842 fu giardiniere-botanico presso l'Orto Botanico di Firenze; la sua produzione e' piuttosto ricca, ma indubbiamente il suo nome resta legato all"Antotrofia", un raffinato lavoro, diviso dall'Autore in dodici parti, corrispondenti ai mesi dell'anno. Ogni capitolo reca il nome del mese, all'interno di esso si elencano i fiori che sbocciano in quel periodo dell'anno, con ricca descrizione dei vari metodi per coltivarli e propagarli, nonche' delle cure da adottare per tenere lontane le varie malattie. Tra i fiori descritti nei vari mesi il Piccioli ha scelto a suo giudizio i piu' belli, per essere raffigurati nelle tavole, affidandone l'incisione "alla cura di egregi artisti" (l'unico inc. a firmare parte delle 72 tavv. e, pero', il Bernieri). Alla parte scientifica dell'opera se ne affianca una etimologico- letteraria, ricca di curiosi aneddoti e di brani poetici.

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        L'Italie, la Sicile, les Iles Eoliennes, l'Ile d'Elbe, la Sardaigne, Malte, l'Ile de Calypso, etc. (3 Tomes) I : Toscane. Sites, Monumens, Scènes et Costumes ; II : Royaume de Naples. Sicile et Malte ; III : Rome. Première et Seconde Partie

      Audot Fils 1834 L'Italie, la Sicile, les Iles Eoliennes, l'Ile d'Elbe, la Sardaigne, Malte, l'Ile de Calypso, etc. d'après les Inspirations, les Recherches et les Travaux de MM. le Vicomte de Chateaubriand, de Lamartine, Raoul-Rochette, le Comte de Forbin, Piranezi, Mazzara, et de Napoléon, Denon, Saint-Non, Lord Byron, Goethe, Visconti, Cicognara, Lanzi, De Bonstetten, Swinburne, etc., recueillis et publiés par Audot Père, 3 vol. grand in-8 (18 x 26 cm) reliure de l'époque demi-veau vert, dos à 4 nerfs plats richement dorés estampé à froid, Audot Fils, Paris, Toscane : 1834, 1 ff. (titre), 113 pp. avec 26 planches hors texte ; Royaume de Naples. Sicile et Malte : 1835, 2 ff., 370 pp. et Rome : 1836 : 278 pp. avec 212 planches (Volume 2 : pl. 1 à 118 avec 5 planches bis ou ter ; Volume 3 : pl. 119 à 206) , sans la planche 60 (mais bien complet des 237 autres planches) Agréable ensemble bien établi en reliure romantique de l'époque réunissant les 3 premiers volumes du monumental ensemble consacré à l'Italie sous la direction d'Audot. Nous avons donc ici la Toscane, par Saint-Germain Leduc, le Royaume de Naples par de La Chavannes et Farjasse, la Sicile et Malte par Farjasse, et Rome par le même Farjasse. L'ouvrage permet, tant par son texte que par ses belles illustrations, une plongée au coeur de l'Italie romantique. Etat très satisfaisant (un manque de papier au plat sup. du premier volume, une griffure à un dos, manque une planche dans le second volume, 4 pl. débrochées, qq. ressauts dans le troisième volume, intérieurs d'une belle fraîcheur, la quasi totalité des 237 planches sont fraîches) pour ce ouvrage classique. Cf Bibliographie du Voyage Français en Italie, 150 Français

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        RELAZIONE ISTORICA DELLA TRASLAZIONE DEL SAGRO CORPO E MIRACOLI DI SANTA FILOMENA VERGINE E MARTIRE DA ROMA A MUGNANO

      PRESSO PIETRO PATERNO 1834 In 8. Dim. 22,5x15 cm. Pp. 199. Bella edizione del 1834 di questa rara opera su Santa Filomena di Roma (secolo IV) scritta dal Canonico Francesco di Lucia. L'opera è composta da tre tomi legati insieme ed è completa. Il nome ed il culto di Santa Filomena nacquero con il ritrovamento nel 1802 di alcune ossa all'interno di una lapide nelle Catacombe di Priscilla a Roma. Per un errore di interpretazione nell'iscrizione della lapide Santa Filomena venne considerata martire, poi tolta dal calendario negli anni 1960. Nel 1805 il Canonico de Lucia richiese delle reliquie dai resti rinvenuti nel Maggio 1802 (ormai ridotti a polvere e frammenti) per la costruzione di un nuovo altare nella sua chiesa a Mugnano del Cardinale.I resti, trasportati da Roma a Napoli arrivarono a Mugnano l'11 Agosto. Nel 1827 inoltre il Papa Leone XII diede alla chiesa di Mugnano i tre tabelloni di terracotti estratti dalla tomba. Nell'opera De Lucia descrive le meraviglie accompagnate dall'arrivo delle reliquie nella chiesa come miracoli (persone sottratte dalla morte), uso dei sensi, cure prodigiose, favori conceduti, apparizioni di Santa Filomena, le immagini della santa Martire vedute sudare, cambaimenti negli oggetti appartenuti alla Santa ecc... In antiporta incisione con ritratto della Santa inciso da Raffaello D'Angelo e all'interno cinque planches. Bellissimo esemplare stampato sulla pregiata carta azzurra. Insieme all'opera un'immaginetta del 1830 circa che rappresenta Santa Filomena. Collazionato e risultato completo. Raro, alto valore Copertina in mezza pelle con titolo in oro al dorso in discrete condizioni generali con usure e parti mancanti ai margini e dorso. Legatura in buone condizioni. All'interno le pagine si presentano in buone condizioni con fioriture e gore d'umidità marginali. Piccolo segno di tarlo all'ultima pagina di indice senza perdita di testo. Beauitufl edition of 1834 of this scarce work about the Saint Filomena from Rome (IV century) written by the Canon Francesco di Lucia. The work is made up of three tomes boudn together and it is complete. The name and cult of Saint Filomena was born with the finding in 1802 of some bones in a grave in the Catacombe di Priscilla in Rome. For a fault of interpretation in the grave, Saint Filomena was considered martyre, after that taken away from the calendar in 1960's. In 1805 the Canon de Lucia asks for some relics of remainings found in May 1802 (reduced in dust and fragments) for the building of a new altar in his church in Mugnano del Cardinale. The remainings, transported from Rome to Naples arrived in Mugnano the 11th of August. In 1827 the Pope Leone XII gave to the church of Mugnano three terracotta slabs. In the work De Lucia describes the wonder accompained the arrival of relics in the church as miracles (people not died), usage of senses, prodigious cares, favours, apparitions of Santa Filomena, the images of the Saint changed, changes in items belonged to the Saint etc... In the frontspice engraving with the portrait of the Saint engraved by Raffaello D'Angelo and five planches inside. Very beautiful copy published in the precious blue paper. Toghether with the work a little image of 1830 circa representing Saint Philomena. Collationed and complete. Scarce copy, high value Half leather cover with golden title in the spine in fair general conditions with wearings and missing parts in the edges and spine; paltes almost detached. Binding in good conditions with cracks. Inside pages are in good conditions with foxings and humidity stains. Little worming in the last page of the index with no loss of text.

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        Lezioni di paleografia e di critica diplomatica sui documenti della Monarchia di Savoia..

      Torino, Giuseppe Pomba, 1834.Cm. 14 X 22, pag. XVII - 508, con 13 tavole di facsimili a fondo volume. Brochureoriginale a stampa. Largamente intonso. Dorso riparato, interno perfetto. Raro

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        LA MEDICINE PITTORESQUE MUSEE' MEDICO-CHIRURGICAL, RECUEIL COMPLET DE PLANCHES GRAVEES SUR ACIER, D'ANATOMIE DESCRIPTIVE, CHIRURGICALE, ET PATHOLOGIQUE, DE PATHOLOGIE INTERNE ET EXTERNE, DE MEDICINE OPERATOIRE, D'ACCOUCHEMENS, DE BOTANIQUE MEDICALE ET DE THERAPEUTIQUE.

      HESTIAEdito nel 1834 a Paris, 3 volumi in 4° grande, legatura in mezza pelle con fregi e titoli in oro al dorso, 4 tomi in due volumi + 1 volume atlante di tavole in cromolitografia. Buon esemplare.

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        Illustrations of the Game Birds of North America Chiefly the size of Nature.

      Edinburgh, Frazer & Co.; Dublin, William Curry Jnr. & Co.; Glasgow, John Smith & Son; London, Smith, Elder & Co., 1834. Folio (546 x 410mm). With engraved title by James Turvey, engraved dedication, and 16 finely hand-coloured engraved plates after Thomas Brown, A.Rider, J.B.Kidd, and others, engraved by W.H.Lizars and others, a few minor restorations to plate edges, plates laid on old tissue and watermarked 1831-1835. Publisher's brown cloth gilt with embossed pattern, morocco title-label on upper cover, rebacked to match (in a modern cloth box). Extremely rare. The scarcest book on American Game-Birds. According to Walter Faxon only three copies of this work could be found in 1919, and only one copy (with 15 of the 16 plates) is listed as having sold at auction in the last one hundred years (Sotheby's 10 December 1909, lot 951). Although this work essentially contains a selection of the plates from Brown's larger work 'Illustrations of American Ornithology', 1831-35, they are coloured in a softer, less bold manner that appears to give a more life like appearance. The 'Game Birds' was issued before the completion of the 'American Ornithology'. Zimmer, p.102; Fine Bird Books (1990) p. 82; W.Faxon, The Auk 36, 1919, p. 626; Nissen IVB, 153.

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

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

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        Série : [Exceptionnel recueil suivi de circulaires des Supérieurs de la Société de Marie de 1834 à 1971, puis de 1981 à 2005 et présentant sur plus de 170 années les orientations spirituelles et tous les développements de l'Oeuvre marianiste dans le monde : Europe, Etats-Unis, Japon... ] Circulaires du Père Chaminade (extrait) - Circulaires du Père Caillet (1846-1868) - Du Père Chevaux 1868-1875 - Du Père Demangeon Vicaire Général (1875-1876) - Du Père Simler (1876 - 1904) - Du Père Hiss (1905 - 1922) - Du Père Sorret (1923 - 1933) - Du Père Kieffer (1934-1940) - Du Frère Jung Vicaire Général (1940 - 1946) - Du Père Juergens (1946-1956) - Du Père Hoffer (1956-1971) - Du Père Salaverri (1981-1991) - Du Père Hakenewerth (1991-1996) - Du Père Fleming (1996 - 2005)

      16 vol. et recueils de brochures (avec anciennes cotes de bibliothèques et parfois d'anciens cachets) ainsi composés : 1 vol. in-8 relié demi-skyvertex marron, Circulaires du Bon Père Chaminade, Fribourg 1961, 1 vol. in-8 relié demi-basane mauve (Circulaires du Père Chaminade (extrait) et Circulaires du Père Caillet jusqu'en 1863, Gauthier Frères, Lons-Le-Saunier, 1863) ; 1 vol. in-4 relié demi-percaline verte, (Circulaires du Père Caillet jusqu'en 1868) ; 1 vol. in-8 relié demi-toile noire, Circulaires du Père Chevaux ; 1 vol. in-8 relié demi-basane bleue, (Circulaires du Père Chevaux 1868-1875 - du Père Demangeon Vicaire Général (1875-1876) et premières circulaires du Père Simler (1876 - 1879) ; 1 vol. relié demi-basane verte (Suite des circulaires du Père Simler 1876-1904 sauf 2 circulaires) ; 1 vol. in-8 relié demi-toile noire (Circulaire du Père Hiss (1905 - 1922)) ; 1 vol. in-8 relié demi-toile noire (Circulaires du Père Sorret (1923 - 1933) sans la circulaire n°3) ;1 recueil de brochures (Circulaires) du Père Kieffer (1934-1940) sans les circulaires 18 ni 25-26 ; 1 recueil de brochures (Circulaires) du Frère Jung Vicaire Général (1940 - 1946)) ; 1 recueil de brochures (Circulaires) du Père Juergens (1946-1956)) ; 3 recueils de brochures (Circulaires) du Père Hoffer (1956-1971), sans les circulaires n° 2 - 18 - 19 - 38 - 44 - 45 ; groupe de 24 brochures Du Père Salaverri (1981-1991) - groupe de 7 brochures du Père Hakenewerth (1991-1996) - groupe de 14 brochures du Père Fleming (1996 - 2005) Cet ensemble remarquable (malgré un état plutôt moyen, avec des cotes de bibliothèque en dos, et l'absence de quelques circulaires, voir descriptif) présente les développements de la Société de Marie dans le monde entier. Ainsi, pour les Etats-Unis, on suit les développements des établissements de "Nazareth" à Dayton (Ohio), fondée en 1849, Cincinnati, Cleveland, Sanduski, Pittsburg, San Antonio (Texas) (depuis 1852), la fondation à Hawaï (Iles Sandwich) en 1883 ; on peut y suivre tous les développements de l'Oeuvre marianiste, dont leurs missions en Chine et au Japon, avec la longue (76 pages) et passionnante circulaire n° 47 du Père Simler (consacré à la "Fondation à Tôkyô" du 19 mai 1888 ; le père Simler y relate tout le détail de son voyage de fondation et de son installation au Japon, avec ses jugements sur la société japonaise et son système éducatif). On trouve d'autres circulaires du plus haut intérêt telle la fondation de la mission à Hawaï (1883, circulaire n° 28 du Père Simler) et l'importante "Notice historique" du même retraçant l'origine des missions les plus anciennes. Entre 1900 et 1945, les circulaires se recentrent plus sur l'organisation générale de la Société de Marie (les développements sur les missions étant plus spécifiquement traités dans la revue "l'Apôtre de Marie"), puis après la guerre, elles évoquent à nouveau plus précisément les développements missionnaires. On lira par exemple avec grand profit la circulaire n°6 du Père Juergens (1948) relative à sa visite au Japon, 2 ans après la fin des hostilités, avec le compte-rendu de sa visite à l'Empereur, une présentation de l'état physique et moral du Japon et le détail des visites à Tokyo (Gyosei Chu Gakko et Akebono Gaku), Nagasaki (Kaisei Chu-Gakko), Urakami (Nagasaki), Osaka (Meisei Chu-Gakko), Fukuoka (Taisei Chu-Gakko), Sapporo (Kosei Chu-Gakko)n Gora (Park Hotel), Jindai Mura (Shudoin), Kioyose Mura (Kiyoto Gakunen), ou encore la circulaire n° 23 de 1953, du Père Juergens, relatant sa visite aux missions d'Amérique : Honolulu, Waikuku, San Francisco, Alameda, Gardena, Los Angeles, Santa Cruz, San Antonio, Victoria et Sommerset (Texas), Kirkwood, Glencoe, Clayton, Saint Louis, Belleville, Chicago, Milwaukee, Galesville, Dayton, Cincinnati, Cleveland, Fairborn, Covington et Hamilton dans l'Ohio, Pittsburgh et Philadelphie (Pennsylvanie), Marcy, Beacon Brooklyn, Mineola et Tockaway Park (New York), Baltimore et Washington, San Juan et Ponce (Puerto Rico), S. Boniface et S. Anselme et Levis au Québec, Lima, Callao, Chaclayo et Chupaca au Pérou, etc., ou encore la circulaire n° 25, de 1963, du Père Hoffer relative à sa visite des missions en Afrique : Côte d'Ivoire, Togo, Nigéria, Congo, etc... Français

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        Helen. A Tale...in Three Volumes

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

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        Sämmtliche Werke. (J.P.Hebel's sämmtliche Werke) Band 1 - 8 in 6 Büchern. Band 1: Allemanische Gedichte. Mit einem lithorg. Bildniss Hebels; mit 4 gefalt. Notenbeilagen sowie eine "Hebbel-"Biographie" von G.F.N.Sonntag; Bd. 2: Allemanische und hochdeutsche Gedichte. (UND) Gedichten in hochdeutscher Sprache, nebst Räthseln, Charaden und Logogriphen; Bd. 3: Erzählungen des rheinländischen Hausfreundes; Band 4: Biblische Erzählungen / Biblische Aufsätze; Bd.5/6: Predigten; Band 7/8: Liturgische und andere Beiträge, nebst Katechismus / Vermischte Aufsätze.

      LXXXIV,200; IV,292; X,504; VIII,371,1 S.; VI,282; VI,240; IV, 267,1; IV, 260 S. Band 1+2 in zeitgen. blauen Papppänden, Band 3-8 in 4 zeitgen. Hldrbden. Kl.8vo. * Erste Gesamtausgabe. Goed. VII,543,24. WG/II-10. Bände insges. -der Zeit entspr.- berieben. Band 1 mit zwei Namenszügen, ein davon radiert im Vorsatz; Band 2 mit kl. (zeitgen.) Tintenfleck und (ebenfalls zeitgen.) Namenszug im Vorsatz; das rote Rü-Schi. des 4/5 Bandes fehlt. Innen teils angebräunt, blaunfleckig. Sonst gut. (Auf Wunsch lasse ich gerne die Bände einheitlich, von "Meisterhand" -nach Ihrer Vorstellung- einbinden. Preis pro Band ¤ 45,--)

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Karel Marel]
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        Andeutungen über Landschaftsgärtnerei, verbunden mit der Beschreibung ihrer praktischen Anwendung in Muskau. Text- und Tafelband.

      6 Bl., 272 S. Mit 45 lithographischen Tafeln (davon 1 doppelblattgroß und 3 mit beweglichen Teilen) von Hermann, Mützel und Tempeltei nach Zeichnungen von Schirmer sowie 4 gestochenen Faltplänen (davon 2 mehrfach gefaltet) von Voss und Bibel. Textband: Späterer Halblederband mit Rückenvergoldung und goldgeprägtem Rückenschild. 21 x 13,5 cm. - Tafelband: Dekorativer Lederband d. Zt. mit ornamentaler Rückenvergoldung, goldgeprägtem Rückentitel sowie gold- und blindgeprägten Deckelfileten. 35 x 49 cm. Ornamentstichsammlung 3389. Goedeke XIV 4, 717, 445. Graesse V 504. Erste Ausgabe des bedeutendsten deutschen romantischen Garten- und Landschaftswerkes. Die prachtvollen Tafeln geben einen wirklichkeitsnahen Eindruck von der großartigen Parkanlage von Muskau (dem Stammsitz der Familie Pückler-Muskau) in der Oberlausitz wieder. Bei der Planung dieser Parkanlage, dem schöpferischen Lebenswerk des Fürsten, nahm dieser häufig den Rat und das Urteil Schinkels in Anspruch. Durch Nummerierungsfehler, Änderungen während des Drucks und beigegebene Tafeln als Ausschnittbogen für die beweglichen Teile, weichen die Angaben über die Anzahl der Tafeln häufig voneinander ab. Vollständig ist der Tafelband jedoch mit 45 Tafeln und 4 Plänen, wobei hier die Tafeln II, XI und XXXIVa mit beweglichen Teilen versehen sind. Diese Teile zeigen durch Alternativentwürfe reizvolle landschaftliche Ausblicke. Die Angabe auf dem Titelblatt "44 Ansichten und 4 Grundpläne" beruht darauf, dass die Tafeln bis XXXXIV nummeriert sind und die doppelt gezählte Tafel XXXIV offenbar erst nach Drucklegung des Werkes eingeschoben wurde. Textband am Vorderdeckel mit breitem Tesastreifen; etwas stock- und braunfleckig. Der schöne Tafelband etwas berieben, die Ecken leicht bestoßen. Tafeln etwas gebräunt und stockfleckig, die ersten beiden Tafeln mit Knickspur. Ein Faltplan lose und stärker stockfleckig. - Komplettes Exemplar mit den empfindlichen und daher meist fehlenden beweglichen Teilen für die Alternativentwürfe.

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Turszynski]
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