The viaLibri website requires cookies to work properly. You can find more information in our Terms of Service and Privacy Policy.

Displayed below are some selected recent viaLibri matches for books published in 1834

        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]
 1.   Check availability:     Biblio     Link/Print  


        Italy:

      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..

      [Bookseller: Rooke Books]
 2.   Check availability:     Biblio     Link/Print  


        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.

      [Bookseller: Donald A. Heald Rare Books (ABAA)]
 3.   Check availability:     AbeBooks     Link/Print  


        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.

      [Bookseller: Rooke Books]
 4.   Check availability:     Biblio     Link/Print  


        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.

      [Bookseller: Wenner Antiquariat]
 5.   Check availability:     Biblio     Link/Print  


        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.

      [Bookseller: John Taylor Books PBFA]
 6.   Check availability:     UKBookworld     Link/Print  


        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.

      [Bookseller: Madoc Books]
 7.   Check availability:     Biblio     Link/Print  


        WORKS OF ROBERT BURNS

      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.

      [Bookseller: Quill & Brush]
 8.   Check availability:     Biblio     Link/Print  


        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.

      [Bookseller: Kaaterskill Books, ABAA/ILAB]
 9.   Check availability:     Biblio     Link/Print  


        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.

      [Bookseller: Churchill Book Collector]
 10.   Check availability:     IOBABooks     Link/Print  


        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.

      [Bookseller: David Miles]
 11.   Check availability:     Direct From Bookseller     Link/Print  


        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.

      [Bookseller: White Fox Rare Books and Antiques]
 12.   Check availability:     Biblio     Link/Print  


        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..

      [Bookseller: Gerard Brookes]
 13.   Check availability:     Biblio     Link/Print  


        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.

      [Bookseller: Chaucer Bookshop]
 14.   Check availability:     UKBookworld     Link/Print  


        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.

      [Bookseller: Atticus Rare Books]
 15.   Check availability:     Biblio     Link/Print  


        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.

      [Bookseller: Natural History Books]
 16.   Check availability:     Biblio     Link/Print  


        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

      [Bookseller: Donald Heald Rare Books]
 17.   Check availability:     Biblio     Link/Print  


        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]

      [Bookseller: ecbooks]
 18.   Check availability:     AbeBooks     Link/Print  


        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)

      [Bookseller: Donald Heald Rare Books]
 19.   Check availability:     Biblio     Link/Print  


        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.

      [Bookseller: J & J Lubrano Music Antiquarians LLC]
 20.   Check availability:     Biblio     Link/Print  


        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.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
 21.   Check availability:     Biblio     Link/Print  


        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

      [Bookseller: Donald Heald Rare Books]
 22.   Check availability:     Biblio     Link/Print  


        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]

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat INLIBRIS Gilhofer Nfg. GmbH]
 23.   Check availability:     AbeBooks     Link/Print  


        De l'autocratie de la presse, et des moyens d'organiser son action périodique et commerciale, dans l'intérêt de la stabilité des états et de la prospérité des peuples, par G.L.B.

      La Haye, Van Weelden, 1834. - LX+574 pp. Softcover. Or. printed wrp. Good. (Ex-lib. copy: label & stamp on front, stamps (incl. cancelation) on half title & verso of title; spine & frontcover browned; VG interior condition, pages untrimmed). * Copy with inscribed dedication: "A la Deuxième Chambre des Etats-Généraux des Pays-Bas. Hommage respectueux de l'Auteur", and another inscription "Staten Generaal 2e Kamer, 25 November 1834 N25". [Attributes: Soft Cover]

      [Bookseller: Charbo's Antiquariaat]
 24.   Check availability:     AbeBooks     Link/Print  


        The Angler In Ireland: Or An Englishman's Ramble Through Connaught And Munster During The Summer Of 1833 (two Volumes)

      London: Richard Bentley, 1834. First Edition. Hardcover. Fine Condition. Engraved frontispieces. Bound in half green leather and marbled boards with the covers ruled in blind and spines stamped in gilt and blind. Red leather spine labels stamped in gilt. Five raised bands on the spines. Previous owner's bookplate on the front pastedown endpapers.

      [Bookseller: James & Mary Laurie Booksellers (A.B.A.A]
 25.   Check availability:     Biblio     Link/Print  


        H.C.S. Macqueen off the Start, 26th. January 1832

      London: Published by W.J. Huggins, 1834. Colour-printed aquatint, finished by hand, by C. Rosenberg after Huggins. 16 x 21 inches. A fine image of an East-Indiaman making sail. William Huggins served for several years at sea in the service of the East India Compnay, and on his return to London was regularly employed to paint carefully detailed pictures of the company's ships. The present image is from this body of work and shows the Honourable Company Ship Macqueen making sail in crowded waters (12 other vessels are visible)

      [Bookseller: Donald Heald Rare Books]
 26.   Check availability:     Biblio     Link/Print  


        Les Pyrenees ou Voyages Pedestres dans toutes les regions de ces montagnes depuis l'Ocean jusqu'a la Mediterranee (Volume 1)

      Lecointe et Pougin, Paris 1834 - Vol. 1 only, of 2. 379 p. 2 fold-out plates, with mild to medium spotting. Front cover detached. Missing top half of spine. Edges rubbed, corners bumped. Interior spotted. Ink notations on front endpaper. A very scarce volume. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Attic Books (ILAB, ABAC)]
 27.   Check availability:     AbeBooks     Link/Print  


        Excursions in New South Wales

      London,: Richard Bentley, 1834.. Octavo, with two lithograph plates; a fine, large copy, edges rough-trimmed only, in half red morocco gilt by Sangorski & Sutcliffe. Sangorski & Sutcliffe The revised and enlarged second edition. Breton emigrated to Tasmania after leaving the navy in 1827, eventually becoming police magistrate at Launceston. He visited the other colonies, including the recently established settlement at Swan River, as well as New Zealand. He gives an excellent description of Tasmania at perhaps its most difficult time when it was suffering from the depredations of bushrangers and the struggles with the Aborigines. He wrote the book on his return to England, as he says in order to give people who were considering settling in the Australian colonies a realistic and practical view of what the colonies were actually like. This is certainly one of the better-written such descriptive books, and was evidently successful since this second edition was needed just a year after first publication.Abbey, 'Travel', 575 (first edition); Bagnall, 651; Ferguson, 1745.

      [Bookseller: Hordern House Rare Books]
 28.   Check availability:     Biblio     Link/Print  


        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. Spine with minor wear in places, small stain at upper inner corner of last few leaves, a very good copy. Without the half-title. 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.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington. ABA member]
 29.   Check availability:     AbeBooks     Link/Print  


        Traité de médecine légale criminelle.

      Paris: Levrault 1834 - FIRST EDITION, last leaf slightly stained, small circular library stamp on verso of title, pp. [iv], XXIX, 464, [3], 8vo, uncut in original yellow paper wrappers, paper label on spine lettered in ink, small label inside front cover partly excised, minor defects to spine, very good A thorough-going treatise by a practitioner from the Basses-Alpes, with copious interesting case-histories both from the author’s own experience and the literature. The first part considers sudden death, suicide, autopsies, &c., wounds, strangulation, drowning, &c, and infanticide. The second part has three chapters: on poison and poisoning; on wounds; and on rape and other sexual crimes. The author is conscious both of the life and death value of forensic evidence, and the general ignorance of the subject, and writes the present work in the hope of sparing innocent lives, as well as helping to bring about just and conclusive convictions. A second edition appeared in 1837 with the extended subtitle: ‘manuel à l'usage des médecins de toutes les classes, des étudians en médecine et des magistrats chargés de poursuivre ou d'instruire les procédures criminelles.’Rare: WorldCat records 2 copies in France, and 2 in North America, Montreal and Virginia. Not in Wellcome, not in COPAC.

      [Bookseller: Blackwell's Rare Books ABA ILAB BA]
 30.   Check availability:     IberLibro     Link/Print  


        Journal of Three Voyages Along the Coast of China in 1831, 1832, & 1833

      London: Frederick Westley and A.H. Davis, 1834. With Notices of Siam, Corea, and the Loo-Choo Islands to which is prefixed an introductory essay on the policy, religion, etc. of China by the Rev. W. Ellis. vi+ xciii + 450 pages, half leather with marbled boards which show some light rubbing. Spine strip has been expertly retooled and binder has saved original leather label reading Gutzlaff's China. Minor rubbing to board edges and corners but binding is square and tight. A little foxing to prelims but text block itself is immaculate. Page edges marbled. Engraved frontis is lightly foxed. Fold-out map. Previous owner's bookplate on front endpaper beloinging to Thomas Baring (of Baring's Bank) with the Baring's bank crest above. Gutzlaff was a Prussian missionary to the Far East and the first Protestant missionary in China to dress in Chinese costume, he took a Chinese name and he was able to bring the gospel to people in 14 different languages.. First Edition. Half Leather. Very Good. 8vo.

      [Bookseller: YesterYear Books]
 31.   Check availability:     Biblio     Link/Print  


        Memoir of Rev. Gordon Hall ... One of the First Missionaries of the American Board of Commissioners for Foreign Missions, At Bombay

      Andover [Mass. ] : Flagg & Co., 1834. 1st Edition. Tissue-guarded frontis. Subjects; American Board of Commissioners for Foreign Missions - Missions - Asia. Finely bound in modern aniline calf over marble boards. Raised bands with gilt cross-bands and titling. An uncommonly good example - scans and additional bibliographic detail on request.

      [Bookseller: MW Books Ltd.]
 32.   Check availability:     Biblio     Link/Print  


        The Indicator, and the Companion: a Miscellany for the Fields and the Fire-Side

      London: published for Henry Colburn, by R. Bentley ., 1834 Two volumes bound in original publisher's brown cloth. Light edge wear and rubbing to corners. Owner's bookplates to front endpaper and front pastedown. Gilt only slightly dulled on spine, and internally very clean. Especially scarce in original cloth.. 1st Edition. Hardcover. Very Good.

      [Bookseller: B & B Rare Books, Ltd., ABAA]
 33.   Check availability:     Biblio     Link/Print  


        Vathek

      London - Richard Bentley, 1834 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. A scarce 1834 Nouvelle Edition of Vathek by William Thomas Beckford. Bound in cloth. With an armorial nameplate for Henry Babington Smith on the front pastedown. William Thomas Beckford, 1760 1844, 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. He was Member of Parliament for Wells from 1784 to 1790, for Hindon from 1790 to 1795 and 1806 to 1820. He is remembered as the author of Vathek, the builder of the remarkable lost Fonthill Abbey and Lansdown Tower, Bath, and especially for his art collection. Vathek is a Gothic novel. It was composed in French beginning in 1782, and then translated into English by Reverend Samuel Henley in 1786, claiming to be translated directly from Arabic. The first French edition was published in 1787. Vathek capitalised on the 18th and early 19th century obsession with all things Oriental. His originality lay in combining the popular Oriental elements with the Gothic stylings of Horace Walpole's The Castle of Otranto. Condition: The binding is tight and firm. The front inner hinge is slightly strained. There is mild wear to the extremities, including bumping and rubbing. Internally the pages have some slight browning with occasional spots. Overall the condition is very good..

      [Bookseller: Rooke Books]
 34.   Check availability:     Biblio     Link/Print  


        LISTA DE LOS CIUDADANOS QUE DEBERAN COMPONER LOS JURADOS DE IMPRENTA POR EL AYUNTAMIENTO DE ESTA CAPITAL

      Santa Fe: Imprenta de Ramon Abreu a cargo de Jesus Maria Baca, 1834.. Broadside, 13 x 8 inches, printed in double- column format. Overall clean and very good. In a red cloth case, leather label. The earliest surviving New Mexico imprint, issued while New Mexico was still a province of the Republic of Mexico. This broadside lists the names of ninety men obligated under Mexican law to be jurors in cases involving printing libels and other illegal publications. Under a Mexican law of Oct. 14, 1828, the AYUNTAMIENTOS of the capitol cities of each state or province were required to establish a panel of at least fifty individuals to serve as jurors over printed matter. This is the list of citizens called to serve in Santa Fe. It was issued by the AYUNTAMIENTO, shortly after the establishment of the first printing press in New Mexico. "The first press of New Mexico was imported overland from the United States in 1834 [and] was operating at Santa Fe by August 1834 with Abreu as proprietor and Baca as printer, the latter having learned his trade in Durango, Mexico" - Trienens. STREETER SALE 409. GRAFF 3675. STREETER, AMERICANA BEGINNINGS 61. AII (NEW MEXICO) 3. TRIENENS, PIONEER IMPRINTS FROM FIFTY STATES, pp.58-59. Wagner, "New Mexico Spanish Press 1834-1845" in NMHR (January 1937).

      [Bookseller: William Reese Company - Americana]
 35.   Check availability:     Biblio     Link/Print  


        Les Chouans ou la Bretagne en 1799

      Vimont 1834 2 volumes in-8 (218 x 142 mm), (t. 1 : faux-titre, titre, 393 pp., t. 2 : faux-titre, titre, 364 pp.), demi-veau bleu, dos lisse orné de filets, non rogné (reliure pastiche signée Honnelaître). Deuxième édition, entièrement refondue. L'édition originale est parue en 1829, sous le titre "Le Dernier chouan". Premier ouvrage paru au nom de Balzac. Tampon Cabinet de Lecture de Baugé, à Montmartre, Chaussée des Martyrs. (restauration de papier sur le faux-titre et le titre du tome 1, quelques rares rousseurs). // 2 octavo volumes (218 x 142 mm), (vol. 1 : half-title, title, 393 pp., vol. 2 : half-title, title, 364 pp.), blue half-calf, smooth spine tooled with fillets (pastiche binding signed Honnelaître). Second edition, entirely revised. The first edittion was published in 1829, with the title "Le Dernier chouan". First title published with the name of Balzac. Stamp of Cabinet de Lecture de Baugé, à Montmartre, Chaussée des Martyrs. (restoration of paper on half-title and title of vol. 1, some rare spots).

      [Bookseller: Librairie Henri Picard & Fils]
 36.   Check availability:     maremagnum.com     Link/Print  


        Reports of Cases Argued and Determined in the Supreme Court of the State of Louisiana. By Branch W. Miller, counsellor at Law and reporter of the decisions of the Supreme Court. Volume V.

      New-Orleans, Printed by Gaston Brusle, 1834 - In-8° ; XIV-528 pp., pleine basane beige, dos lisse, filets à froid, p. de titre et de tomaison en maroquin rouge et vert, roulette à froid d?encadrement sur les plats, rel. de l?époque, bel exemplaire. Édition originale très rare. Ouvrage imprimé à La Nouvelle-Orléans par l?imprimeur français Gaston Brusle et fort rare car de nombreux exemplaires furent détruis lors de la guerre de Sécession. Manque aux principaux fonds américains. Notre exemplaire porte sur la page de grand titre (infra-date) un cachet à froid de la librairie Américaine et Coloniale E. Dufossé, sise au 27 rue Guénégaud Paris (la librairie Hérodote est au 29), et dont le fonds fut racheté, en 1901, par Charles Chadenat (Dufossé fut son second employeur après Guillemot), avant de s?établir au 17 du quai des Grands-Augustins. Manque au catalogue Chadenat. Très intéressant recueil. Les affaires de justices nous renseignent toujours avec une certaine précision sur les m?urs en usages de l?époque. De nombreuses affaires répertoriées dans ce volume ont pour objets de conflits des esclaves. ?This volume contains the cases determined from the December term, 1832, to August term, 1833, both inclusive. There was no change in the officers of this court during the period of the cases reported in this volume. One the 27th day of November, 1832, George Eustis resigned the office of Attorney General, having been appointed Secretary of State, and Étienne Mazureau, was chosen in this place.? (feuillet sans titre qui fait suite à la page de grand titre). Alexis de Tocqueville séjourna à La Nouvelle-Orléans en janvier 1832. Lors de son séjour dans la plus grande ville de l?État de Louisiane, il fit la connaissance d?un avocat réputé et fortuné, devenu procureur général de l?État de Louisiane, Étienne Mazureau (1777-1849). Ce Français d?origine arriva aux États-Unis en 1803 et fit une belle carrière (cf. supra). À noter également qu?en 1832, La Nouvelle-Orléans connue une année terrible. Une épidémie de fièvre jaune, ainsi que le choléra tua un cinquième de la population. FIRST EDITION. VERY GOOD COPY. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Librairie Herodote]
 37.   Check availability:     AbeBooks     Link/Print  


        EXPERIMENTAL RESEARCHES IN ELECTRICITY. (Sixth and Seventh Series.)

      London: From the Philosphical Transactions, Printed by Richard Taylor, 1834, 1834. 2 volumes in one. A Rare Presentation Copy inscribed by Faraday, of the exceedingly scarce Offprint and first edition of the Sixth and Seventh Series of the author’s masterwork. With the engraved leaf of illustrations at the end of the seventh number, depicting some of Faraday’s experiments. 4to, unbound and sewn in contemporary, most probably original wraps. title, 22pp.; title, 46pp., one engraved leaf of illustrations, unopened. RARE PRESENTATION COPY OF THE OFFPRINT. The discoverer of electo-magnetism, Faraday is recognized as perhaps the greatest experimental scientist of all time. Using a clue from earlier theories, Faraday discovered that a current-carrying wire would rotate around a magnetic pole or a pole around a current-carrying wire. This discovery would be the principle behind the electric motor. Pursuing this theory further, he discovered that when a wire moved around a magnetic pole a current was produced. This would become the principle behind the dynamo and the transformer, leading into a new era of experiments with electricity. Pursuing his fascination with electro-magnetism, Faraday identified all forms of electricity, whether produced by nature or by man-made machine. His theories on magnetic force would become the basis for the later theories of Clerk Maxwell and Albert Einstein. While experimenting with electrolysis, Faraday was the first to discover that gases are vaporized liquids with low boiling points and created many of the terms and processes that are the basis for modern science-electrode, electrolyze, cathode, anode and ion. Faraday contribution to science cannot be overstated. His discoveries in electricity and how create and harness it have become the building blocks of our modern life. He made possible electric power, electric lights, telephones and now the computers and telecommunications wonders of our own time. The original 30 articles are rarely offered in original state.

      [Bookseller: Buddenbrooks, Inc.]
 38.   Check availability:     Biblio     Link/Print  


        Description of the Distinct, Confluent, and Inoculated Small Pox, Varioloid Disease, Cow Pox, and Chicken Pox

      Boston, Lilly, Wait, 1834. Hardcover. Very Good. Second edition. 4to. iv, 73 p. ill. Hardcover with spine bound in contemporary leather. Minor wear to extremities. Splitting starting to head and tail of spine. Clean, unmarked pages with minimal toning. Please feel free to view our photographs. <br><br> After receiving his degree from the Harvard Medical School in 1825, Fisher spent two years studying in Paris with Laennec, Andral, and Velpeau. This book was prepared from materials Fisher collected in Paris. Much of the original edition of 1829 was destroyed in a fire, hence the publication of this little-altered second edition in 1834. "The paintings from which the plates in this volume are engraved, and of which they are accurate copies, were made in the Hospitals of Paris during the years 1825 and 1826, a period at which the variolous disease prevailed epidemically in that city. They were executed by a French artist under my own immediate direction, and were all begun and finished at the bed-side of the patients from whom they were taken" (dedication, p. iii). Fisher&#39;s book "is dedicated to James Jackson, from whom he conceived the idea of preparing the work, and is a quarto containing life-size plates made by a distinguished artist. It was a work of considerable importance. Later the plates and unsold copies were destroyed by fire" (Kelly & Burrage, American Medical Biographies).

      [Bookseller: SequiturBooks]
 39.   Check availability:     Biblio     Link/Print  


        James Buchanan: The United States Needs to Be Governed by the Democratic Party

      "...the perpetuity & prospering of the people of this union depend upon the ascendancy of Democratic principles..." & & Buchanan served as U.S. minister to Russia during Andrew Jackson&#39;s administration, then was U.S. Senator from Pennsylvania from 1834-1845. In 1844, he and Lewis Cass challenged former President Van Buren for the Democratic presidential nomination. When it became clear that the convention was deadlocked, Jackson protege James K. Polk was put forth as a "dark horse" candidate, and he ended up as the party&#39;s nominee. Recognizing Buchanan&#39;s support of the ticket and Pennsylvania&#39;s contribution to his election, Polk appointed Buchanan Secretary of State. & & Buchanan remained in office for Polk&#39;s full term, and was closely associated with the administration&#39;s leading measures, particularly the annexation of Oregon and the Mexican War. It was a foregone conclusion that Buchanan would seek the 1848 nomination. & & Autograph Letter Signed as Secretary of State, marked "Private," Washington, May 20, 1847, to Philadelphia Democrat George Guier (who was apparently not one of his supporters), discussing his political goals and stating his philosophy that the Democrats are the party that most benefits the nation. "I ought long ago to have acknowledged the receipt of your favor of the 30th ultimo...The truth is that business of the Department is so incessant & pressing that I am compelled to neglect my private correspondents. Why did you not write to me on the subject of your son-in-law&#39;s appointment as a second lieutenant. I should most cheerfully have sustained his application. Although you and I have not been as good friends as I could desire, yet I have always justly appreciated your services & merits as a Democrat. Of this I could long since have given you proof had I not supposed my motives might have been mistaken. I am now encouraged to drop this hint only by the kind tone of your letter. You subscribed yourself my friend, and as you have never yet been charged with hypocracy, I accept the pledge with all my heart. All I desire of you in this character is that you shall think & speak as kindly of me as I do of you. I have no ambitious aspirations beyond that of a desire to obtain & preserve the good opinion of my fellow citizens. Your friendship for me will not, therefore, cost you much. We shall never quarrel about your Presidential preferences; because I know you will never support any candidate unless he be a good Democrat. A long experience in public life has convinced me that the perpetuity & prospering of the people of this union depend upon the ascendancy of Democratic principles in the administration of their Government. I shall, therefore, be in favor of that man for President, whoever he may be, best calculated to secure this ascendancy. Let us, therefore, shake hands & be good friends hereafter." & & Failing to receive the presidential nomination in 1848 or 1852, Buchanan was appointed minister to Britain by President Franklin Pierce. This meant that he was out of the country from 1853-1856, and did not have to stake out a position on sectional flare-ups over the Kansas-Nebraska Act, the fugitive slave law, and the organization of the Kansas Territory. Having offended no one North or South, he was admirably situated to capture the Democratic nomination in 1856. So in the end, he obtained the prize he so long sought - the presidency - only to find himself at the center of the gargantuan storm of secession and its prelude, through which he was unable to navigate.

      [Bookseller: The Raab Collection]
 40.   Check availability:     Biblio     Link/Print  


        ?On Scheutz?s calculating machine?, pp. 225-6 in The London, Edinburgh and Dublin Philosophical Magazine and Journal of Science, Fourth Series, Vol. 12, No. 78, December 1856.

      First edition in original wraps of a rare and particularly curious paper offering detailed improvements to Scheutz?s fully functional model of Babbage?s Difference Engine by one of Babbage?s ?most vigorous detractors? (computerhistory.org).  ?The credit of inventing the first computing machines goes to the two Stockholm Based scientists, George and Edvard Scheutz (mapsofworld.com). ?Inspired in 1834 by Babbage's work, Georg Scheutz (1785-1873) a Swedish printer, publisher, journalist, translator and inventor, set about building a difference engine of his own. At first, he speculated that just one of Babbage's engines 'would suffice the needs of the whole world'? (ibid).  ?Each of its long shafts holds disks, and each disk has wheels with ten teeth that correspond to marks in the disks. A scientist could set the disks with known figures, odd or even, turn a crank, and by reading down on each shaft, find the result of a calculation.?The Scheutzes had no interest in pleasing design. Their device worked well, though, for they had followed to practical completion the concepts of one of the 19th century's most brilliant minds. Inventor and philosopher, Babbage produced a prototype of the original Difference Engine as early as 1822, then kept adding refinements without ever quite finishing it. He enthusiastically endorsed the work of his friends Georg and Edvard Scheutz. But during the years it took them to complete their machine, the inventor's mind was groping toward a mechanical device that would go far beyond calculation. It would actually store the data that it produced, then reuse the information to add more. Babbage described this process as ?the engine eating its own tail? (Park, ?What a difference the Difference Engine made: from Charles Babbage's calculator emerged today's computer,? Smithsonian Magazine, Feb. 1996).During this period George Airy was Astronomer Royal from 1835-1881 and a highly influential advisor to the government whose opinions greatly impacted the fate of Babbage?s engine; this makes it all the more curious that in this paper he offered suggestion to improving the Scheutze model of Babbage?s engine.?The post of Astronomer Royal was the highest office in the civil science in England and carried with it responsibility for the Royal Observatory at Greenwich. Though not part of his official duties, Airy, through diligence and distinguished service, became de facto science adviser to the British Government and his views had a defining influence on the fate of Babbage's engines. In 1842 he advised the Treasury that the engines were 'useless' and that Babbage's project should be abandoned. The Government axed the project shortly after. Airy was not alone in his opposition. Astronomers in Sweden and France also rejected the utility of the machines.?Airy's opposition to the utility of the engines was reasoned and credible but confined to their potential use to practical tabulation, and mainly to practices at the Greenwich Observatory. He seemed immune to the broader mathematical potential of the engines despite his mathematical brilliance at university. Airy is often portrayed as a dull and unimaginative bureaucrat, influential but uninspired. Others see him as the voice of reason. In a published attack in 1851 Babbage accused Airy of rejecting the engines as part of a personal vendetta against him. Airy brushed off the intemperate lunge. In Babbage and Airy we have a visionary and a pragmatist. In the case of the engines, the pragmatist prevailed? (computerhistory.org).CONDITION & DETAILS: First editiopn in original wraps.  Very slight and minor chipping at the head and foot of the spine.  A near fine copy.

      [Bookseller: Atticus Rare Books]
 41.   Check availability:     Biblio     Link/Print  


        Les Chouans ou la Bretagne en 1799

      Vimont, Paris 1834 - 2 volumes in-8 (218 x 142 mm), (t. 1 : faux-titre, titre, 393 pp., t. 2 : faux-titre, titre, 364 pp.), demi-veau bleu, dos lisse orné de filets, non rogné (reliure pastiche signée Honnelaître). Deuxième édition, entièrement refondue. L'édition originale est parue en 1829, sous le titre "Le Dernier chouan". Premier ouvrage paru au nom de Balzac. Tampon Cabinet de Lecture de Baugé, à Montmartre, Chaussée des Martyrs. (restauration de papier sur le faux-titre et le titre du tome 1, quelques rares rousseurs). // 2 octavo volumes (218 x 142 mm), (vol. 1 : half-title, title, 393 pp., vol. 2 : half-title, title, 364 pp.), blue half-calf, smooth spine tooled with fillets (pastiche binding signed Honnelaître). Second edition, entirely revised. The first edittion was published in 1829, with the title "Le Dernier chouan". First title published with the name of Balzac. Stamp of Cabinet de Lecture de Baugé, à Montmartre, Chaussée des Martyrs. (restoration of paper on half-title and title of vol. 1, some rare spots).

      [Bookseller: H. PICARD ET FILS, founded 1860]
 42.   Check availability:     AbeBooks     Link/Print  


        Naw-Kaw or Wood

      Philadelphia: E.C. Biddle, 1834. Hand-coloured lithograph by Lehman and Duval after Charles Bird King&#39;s copy of James Otto Lewis&#39; portrait, made at Butte des Morts in 1827. Very good condition. Large margins. Two small repaired tears at bottom edge, about 1/2 inch long. 15 1/8 x 11 1/4 inches. 21 1/2 x 15 1/4 inches. An early impression and fine image from McKenney and Hall&#39;s &#39;Indian Tribes of North America&#39;: `One of the most important [works] ever published on the American Indians&#39; (Field),` a landmark in American culture&#39; (Horan) and an invaluable contemporary record of a vanished way of life. Born in Wisconsin, Naw-Kaw was a venerable Winnebago chief who fought for the British in the American Revolution and the War of 1812. A respected and diplomatic peacemaker, he signed several treaties with the settlers after the war. In 1827, he attended the Butte des Morts council in Michigan, which resulted in a treaty establishing territorial boundaries between the warring Winnebago, Chippewa, and Menomonie nations. He is depicted with three Presidential Peace Medals. As indicated, these came in different sizes. At McKenney&#39;s invitation, Naw-Kaw, accompanied by the Winnebago agent Major Thomas Forsyth and John Jacob Astor&#39;s employee John H. Kinzie, led a delegation of twenty Winnebago chiefs to Washington in 1828. While in the capital, Mckenney took the delegation to his Indian portrait gallery and had Charles Bird King paint their portraits. In order to further placate the uneasy delegation, Forsyth and Kinzie then took them on a tour of the eastern cities, a trip on which Naw-Kaw earned a reputation as a rambunctious hotel guest. McKenney and Hall&#39;s &#39;Indian Tribes of North America&#39; has long been renowned for its faithful portraits of Native Americans. The portraits are largely based on paintings by the artist Charles Bird King, who was employed by the War Department to paint the Indian delegates visiting Washington D.C., forming the basis of the War Department&#39;s Indian Gallery. Most of King&#39;s original paintings were subsequently destroyed in a fire at the Smithsonian, and their appearance in McKenney and Hall&#39;s magnificent work is thus our only record of the likenesses of many of the most prominent Indian leaders of the nineteenth century. Numbered among King&#39;s sitters were Sequoyah, Red Jacket, Major Ridge, Cornplanter, and Osceola. After six years as Superintendent of Indian Trade, Thomas McKenney had become concerned for the survival of the Western tribes. He had observed unscrupulous individuals taking advantage of the Native Americans for profit, and his vocal warnings about their future prompted his appointment by President Monroe to the Office of Indian Affairs. As first director, McKenney was to improve the administration of Indian programs in various government offices. His first trip was during the summer of 1826 to the Lake Superior area for a treaty with the Chippewa, opening mineral rights on their land. In 1827, he journeyed west again for a treaty with the Chippewa, Menomine, and Winebago in the present state of Michigan. His journeys provided an unparalleled opportunity to become acquainted with Native American tribes. When President Jackson dismissed him from his government post in 1830, McKenney was able to turn more of his attention to his publishing project. Within a few years, he was joined by James Hall, a lawyer who had written extensively about the west. McKenney and Hall saw their work as a way of preserving an accurate visual record of a rapidly disappearing culture. (Gilreath). Cf. BAL 6934; cf. Bennett p.79; cf. Field 992; cf. Howes M129; cf. Lipperhiede Mc4; cf. Reese, Stamped With A National Character p. 24; Sabin 43410a

      [Bookseller: Donald Heald Rare Books]
 43.   Check availability:     Biblio     Link/Print  


        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&#146;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.

      [Bookseller: Greekdrama Books]
 44.   Check availability:     Biblio     Link/Print  


        Memoirs of Henry Masers De Latude : Who Was Confined During Thirty-Five Years, in the Different State Prisons of France / Arranged from the Original Documents, by Monsieur Thierry

      Dublin :, London : [Printed For W. F. Wakeman], [Simpkin And Marshall, And R. Groombridge], 1834. 1st English Language Edition. Physical desc. : vi, [2], 364 p ; 17 cm. Subject; Prisoners - France - Personal narratives. First published in France in 1790, and now first translated into English by John William Calcraft [pseud. ]. Finely bound in modern aniline calf over marble boards. Raised bands with a dark morocco gilt-blocked label. Spine compartments uniformly tooled in gilt. An exceptional copy - scans and additional bibliographic detail on request.

      [Bookseller: MW Books Ltd.]
 45.   Check availability:     Biblio     Link/Print  


        Fragmens Psychologiques sur la Folie (1834) bound with Discussion Médico-Légale sur la Folie ou Aliénation Mentale (1826) et Nouvelle Discussion...(1828)

      Crochard, Paris, 1834. First Edition. Hardcover. Very Good Condition. Three seminal early works of psychiatry bound together in 1/4 cloth over marbled boards. Leuret was one of the most progressive thinkers and teachers of the early 19th century. Broca and Gratiolet were both students. 426pp, light browning to page edges and occasional mild foxing. & & Georget was less progressive but no less central - he is perhaps most famous for his classification of monomanias and his ideas on physiognomy that led him to commission a series of portraits of mental patients by Gericault (10 were completed, the most famous of which is Portrait of a Kleptomaniac.) Scattered light browning and foxing - 176pp and 101pp.& & Old Yale Library bookplate at front and date issued sheet at rear (isued once) but no other marks. Size: Octavo (8vo). Text is clean and unmarked. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: Under 1 kilo. Category: Psychology & Psychiatry; Science & Technology. Inventory No: 039826. .

      [Bookseller: Pazzo Books]
 46.   Check availability:     Biblio     Link/Print  


        Svenska fornsånger. I-III. En samling af kämpavisor, folk-visor, lekar och dansar, samt barn- och vall-sånger.

      Stockholm, P. A. Norstedt & söner, 1834-42. Tre volymer, XXIII + 1 blank + 424 + (32); XVI + 482 + (48); XXVI + 562. Senare halvklotband, omslagen ej medbundna. Namnteckning

      [Bookseller: Antikvariat Röda Rummet AB]
 47.   Check availability:     Antikvariat     Link/Print  

______________________________________________________________________________


      Home     Wants Manager     Library Search     562 Years   Links     Contact      Search Help      Terms of Service      Privacy     


Copyright © 2018 viaLibri™ Limited. All rights reserved.