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        The State and Position of Western Australia

      London,: Simpkin, Marshall, and Co., 1835.. Octavo, a little dusted, neat owner's inscriptions, bookplate; a very good tall copy in worn and bumped but charming maroon calico, a little frayed at spine, original paper label chipped, unusual pen markings to front board. First edition, uncommon. Irwin's book was the first significant published account of the Swan River colony, and is a charming and informative work, devised partly as an advertisement for emigration.Frederick Irwin (1788-1860) saw active service in Spain, Portugal, Canada and Ceylon. In 1828, while holding the rank of captain, he assumed command of a detachment of the 63rd Regiment (himself, a fellow officer, and 66 other ranks) which was ordered to provide military protection to the fledgling Swan River settlement. Arriving on the Sulphur in June 1829, Irwin spent four years in the colony before returning to England for a few years. A keen promoter of the new colony, while in London Irwin helped form the Western Australian Association, and it was during this period that the present work was published.Despite his unflinching report on some conflict with the local tribes, overall there is a sympathetic and positive account of the aborigines. The book includes nine appendices of which two are extracts reprinted from the 'W.A. Journal' 1834-1835 regarding Aboriginal matters. One appendix is a proposal for a 'Native institution' in the immediate vicinity of the nascent colony at Perth, an 'experiment of civilizing the natives' under the supervision of one Mr. Armstrong, fluent in the native language. This exercise in goodwill is motivated by 'a disposition to doing the natives good' so that they may be free from violence 'whether from each other or from white people', medical aid and a regular food supply. The most important of the nine clauses emphasises the role of the Governor as Aboriginal protector 'as long as they behave well they shall not be molested by any one, whether black or white; and if they are, the Governor will take their part.'This proposal is followed by an extraordinary account of two trackers - "Migo" and "Molly-Dobbin" who found a lost child after a long and frustrating search through 22 miles of dunes and thick scrub. The trackers persevere when hope is perishing, and are delighted 'beyond all conception' when the boy is finally found...'we cannot but esteem the act, and highly applaud the noble disposition of these two savages.'The Davidson copy, with the earlier manuscript owner's names of Anne Disney and Anna June Milligan. This copy does not have the advertisement leaves sometimes seen (and assumed to be present in slightly later issues).Ferguson, 1973.

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        Du Diabete Sucre Ou Glucosurie: Son Traitement Hygienique / par M. Bouchardat (Extrait Du Tome XVI Des Memoires de L'Academie Nationale de Medicine)

      The rare first separate edition of a landmark text on the therapeutic treatment of diabetes, offered complete in the publisher's original lemon wrappers, carefully restored and bound into attractive, modern buff cloth boards with mounted title label. It details 15 years of clinical studies, describing the first effective treatment for adult onset or Type 2 diabetes since Avicenna, based on meticulous attention to glucose levels in the patient's urine, a regimen of regular physical exercise and a nutritious and healthy low carbohydrate diet. CONDITION DETAIL: Pages: Professional conservation to the fragile leaves: the half-title page, title page and 22 other sheets have margin tears expertly repaired: bottom corner wear: soiling to extremities, otherwise clean except a few pages with trace soiling at fore-edge, and pp. 52-55 with scattered very small stain-spots in outer margin and a 2.5 cm margin stain, diminishing quickly-mostly light. Endpapers: Fine. Wrappers: soiled with bottom corner crease and some tiny top & bottom edge chips. Boards: About Fine. Binding: Excellent. FORMAT: Publisher's fragile lemon paper wrappers with black letters, title on upper, publisher's advertisements on lower, bound in buff cloth boards with mounted cream paper title slip with black letters, binding sewn with custom endpapers with rounded corners, matching wrappers rounded corners. SIZE: Wrappers: 280 x 225 mm (11.02 x 8.86 inches). Cloth Boards: 283 x 229 mm. Mounted title label: 98 x 74 mm. PAGINATION: Confirmed complete. [2] preliminary leaves, the half-title page, verso with 15 author publications published prior by the publisher and title page, verso blank + 144 pages, text with footnotes, no illustrations. Confirmed with OCLC 19021354 and Tome (Volume) 16 of Des Mémoires de L'Académie Nationale de Médicine where it appears at pp. 69-212.  Introduction: pp. 1-2; Section I: Pratiques sur la Glucosurie, pp. 3-62; Section II: Se Repportant a L'Etiologie de la Glucosuries, pp. 63-101; Section III: Du Traitement de la Glucosurie, pp. 102-126; Section IV: Partie Historique et Critique, pp. 127-140; List of Selected publications based on original research, p. 141; Note sur L'Utilisation, Du Sucre D'Inuline ou du Sucre Lévogyre par Les Glucosuriques, pp 142-144. BOUCHARDAT: French pharmacist and nutritionist; trained in organic chemistry at the Ecole de Pharmacie de Paris with advanced study at the Muséum d'Histoire Naturelle; chief pharmacist at the Hôtel Dieu in Paris from 1835 and from the 1850's, Professor of Hygiene (Public Health) on their faculty; early important study of fermentation and author of the influential, encyclopedic "Nouveau Formulaire Magistral"; began clinical studies of diabetes in 1835. After years of research and treatment of patients, the clinician of reference on diabetes until Elliot P. Joslin, who built on his findings. Bouchardat was the first to develop a clinically proven treatment for Type 2 Diabetes that effectively reduced glucose levels. His dietetic therapy included daily self-testing by patients of the glucose levels in their urine using the Trommer test, a regimen of physical exercise, and a low carbohydrate diet that unlike the recommended diet of fatty meats prescribed by the pioneering physician, John Rollo in, "An Account of Two Cases of the Diabetes Mellitus" (1798) was nutritionally balanced and palatable and sustainable. After 1871, based on his observations of the 1870 German siege of Paris, he advocated a low intake diet of the minimum calories required for sustenance. In 1875, he published his definitive text on the subject, "De La Glycosurie Ou Diabète Sucre", which included his observations on lesions in the pancreas. AVAILABILITY: A worldwide catalog search finds 6 institutional holdings including Yale, Stanford, and the University of Chicago. REFERENCE: Joslin et al, Joslin's Diabetes Mellitus, p. 3, authors praise Bouchardat's pioneering and "meticulous long-term studies on human diabetes".  Standard bibliographical works record only the 1875 book: Garrison-Morton 3940; Hirsch I/646-47. ADDITIONAL IMAGES: by request. 

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        An Account Of New Zealand and of the Formation And Progress of The Church Missionary Societ's Mission in the Northern Island

      Seeley and Burnside, London 1835 - Maroon decorative calf skin covers with gold trim,spine panels and titles to spine.Covers have edge wear,spine has been professionally rebacked in red leather with original spine cover laid on top.Paste downs and prelims appear newer than book.Book is clean,block is tight,all pages sound,none loose.Tissue guarded frontis of W.Yate,small neat name on blank prelim.Pages have foxing,page edges are gold.10 tissue garded plates,fold out map of New Zealand,all present and in excellent condition.Index at rear. The Rev. Yate spent seven years in New Zealand before returning to NSW and being dismissed from the mission for misconduct. This work provides an account of the geography, flora and fauna, the social structure of the Maoris, and a history of the mission. Very Rare book in tidy complete condition in 1st.ed. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Colonization, particularly in Southern Australia

      London,: T. & W. Boone,, 1835.. Octavo; a very good copy in the original green morocco-grain half cloth and drab papered boards, the joints neatly restored, printed paper label on the spine. First and only edition of Boone's first Australian publication. Between 1835 and 1853 Thomas and William Boone would publish an outstanding series of the classic accounts of Australian travel, including those of Mitchell, Grey, Eyre, Hodgkinson, Stokes, Jukes, Leichhardt, Sturt and Read.With the passing of the South Australian Act in 1834, the colonists petitioned for the appointment of Napier as governor. A hero of the French wars, he wrote this work to set out his views on the proposed colony. Finally, in May 1835, he was informed that the terms he proposed on behalf of the colonists were not acceptable to the Company, so he declined the appointment in 1836 to continue his military career.Although Napier prepared the book from the writings of others, it is, like Samuel Sidney's almost two decades later, of interest as an attempt to present eye-witness reports of the first explorers and earliest settlers to a very wide public. Thus, with works such as Napier's, Ogle's on Western Australia, and Sidney's on the "three colonies", we see the seeds of the clichÈd and simplistic perception of Australia as an antipodean Arcadia which did so much to colour the way the world at large and - perhaps regrettably - Australians themselves saw their continent for at least another hundred years.

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        Hudibras

      London,: W. Nicol for John Murray, 1835.. Two volumes, octavo, extra-illustrated with 71 plates by Hogarth and others (inlaid to size or pasted down); a very fine fresh and clean copy in contemporary dark green pebble grain morocco gilt, all edges gilt. A very handsome extra-illustrated copy of Butler's famous mock epic, in fine condition. This edition begins with a short preface describing the work of Nash, whose life of Butler and voluminous notes on Hudibras are reproduced here. Nash (1725-1811) was a clergyman who spent his time in historical research rather than preaching to his parishioners. He wrote a definitive work on the history of Worcestershire, where he lived, and the fact that Butler was born in the same county induced him to do this edition of Butler, which DNB describes as 'splendid' and 'entertaining'.Lowndes, I, 336.

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        Paracelsus

      Effingham Wilson, London 1835 - Bound in a simple full red crushed morocco binding by Zahnsdorf with raised bands and gilt lettering on spine, inner dentelles lavishly tooed, marbled endpapers. TEG, others uncut. 216pp. On the rear cover, a label has been pasted-in, presumably from original paper binding. With the bookplate of Cuthbert Headlam. Cover has small spot, else near fine copy of Browning's second book. [Attributes: First Edition]

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        General Conchology; or, A Description of Shells, arranged according to the Linnean System, and Illustrated with Sixty Plates, containing 200 figures of Univalves and Bivalves

      London : John Booth, 1835 A very good copy of this scarce work in contemporary half leather binding with 60 hand coloured plates as called for. Wood (1774-1857) was a Fellow of the Royal Society and also the Linnaean Society writing a number of works, particularly on Mollusca. This copy has an elaborately gilt tooled spine, with gilt compartments and illustrations of sea creatures. The boards are marbled and all page edges are gilt. There is a small bookplate on the front pastedown. The contents are very clean and the plates are well coloured and in very good condition. The binding has slight scuffing to the spine at the top and bottom and the beginnings of splitting at the very top of the front joint. There is scuffing to edges and corners. There is the occasional spot on text pages but overall this is a lovely copy of this important work.

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        The Beauties of Modern Architecture : Illustrated By Forty-eight Original Plates Designed Expressly for This Work

      New York : D. Appleton & Co, 1835. Hardcover. Good. First edition. 4to. 2 p.l., [65]-139, [6]-[100] p., 48 plates : 28 cm. Lacking plate 18. Clean, mostly unmarked pages. Previous owners' doodles and sketches scattered throughout on blank pages, however only on blank leaves and paste-downs. Text and plates not affected. Scattered foxing throughout. A quality copy. 3/4 bound in black leather. Green cloth boards. Spine gilt, with five compartments and gilt abbreviated title. Rubbing to extremities. Corners chipped, bumped. Binding, cover tight and intact. Best copy available. Minard Lafever was an influential U.S. architect in the early 19th century. A builder of churches and houses, he helped spread the Greek revival style of architecture through his pattern books, such as this work. Several of his buildings were named National Historic Landmarks, including the Government Street Presbyterian Church in Mobile, Alabama, which was built using many of the guidelines in this book. Others were designed using various styles. Lafever's notable buildings include the First Presbyterian Church (Sag Harbor, 1844; Egyptian Revival), St. Ann and the Holy Trinity Church (Brooklyn Heights, 1847; Gothic Revival), and his Church of the Holy Apostles (Manhattan, 1848–1854; Romanesque/Italianate). Interestingly, while Lafever drew inspiration and technique from antiquity and archaeological resources, much of his work went beyond these sources, and could be called inventive, paving the way for more innovative architects.

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        Die Schabbes Lamp Vun Pollische Messing: Mit Ächt Koschere Schimen

      Meissen; F. W. Goedsche. 1835. Paper wrappers. 12mo. X, 142 [2] pages. 18 cm. First edition. Transliterated Yiddish, in German Script. Title translates as: “The Schabbes Lamp of polished metal: with eight kosher oils. ” With 2 black and white plates and three illustrations. Insulting plate of assimilated Jewish family facing page 39: Father in Napoleonic headwear feeds baby who is sitting on chamber pot set in middle of table as fashionably dressed women of the family look on. Dialogues and sermons in imitation of Yiddish attack Jews as internationalists linked with the forces of the Enlightenment which led to the French Revolution (and hence to Napoleon's invasion of Germany) . 'Itzig Feitel Stern, ' author of Die Schabbes Lamp, is assumed to have been a pseudonym for Johann Friedrich Sigmund Freiherr von Holzschuher (1796-1861) , who published numerous anti-Semitic pamphlets of this nature, including two dictionaries of supposed Hebrew-German slang and expressions. Written for a German-Christian audience this, and other publications by Holzschuher, are anti-Semitic parodies of plays, songs, and parodied Talmud quotations. He was able to create his fictive author Itzig Feitel Stern as a writer of mock-Yiddish who spoke a mangled language which was neither Yiddish nor German, but (Gemauschel) , German spoken with a Yiddish accent. A non-Jewish judge and author, (Johann Friedrich Sigmund von) Holzschuher in "parables, stories, farcical poems and anecdotes, which he wrote under the pen name of Itzig Feitel Stern ... Presented a distorted picture of the Jews. By means of Jewish wit, which he tried to imitate, he attempted to fight against the Jews, to ridicule them, and to deprive them of their livelihood, by "uncovering their trickery". -- Universal Jewish Encyclopedia. The subject matter of all Holzschuher's works is identical: the narrow-minded blindness of the Jew. This "comic" presentation of the Jew has as its intent the undermining of any sense that the Jew could change from his negative image which dominated the Christian consciousness. The books by Holzschuher are written in roman letters and are stripped of most of its Hebrew elements. What Hebrew elements are preserved are those that Yiddish shared with the thieves' jargon, words that would have been available in the common patois of the fictionalized criminal of the German adventure tales. See: Friedrich Christian Benedict Avé-Lallemant, Das Deutsche Gaunertum (..) , (Leipzig 1862) . Subjects: Judaism -- Controversial literature. Anti-Jewish propaganda. Yiddish language -- Transliteration. Jewish wit and humor -- Parodies, imitations, etc. OCLC lists 17 copies worldwide. Spine repaired. All pages lightly foxed and lightly soiled, with all edges quite bumped. Wormholing in margin of a few pages. Though aged and worn, pages feel fresh, and all text is clear. Worn but solid, good- condition. Scarce and important. (GER-40-11) .

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        Family Records; Containing Memoirs of Major-General Sir Isaac Brock, K. B. , Lieutenant W. Tupper, R. N. and Colonel William De VIC Tupper,

      Guernsey: Stephen Barbet, 1835. 1st. Hard Cover. Very Good. A VERY NICE COPY OF THIS UNCOMMON GUERNSEY EDITION WITH RELATED ASSOCIATION. 8vo. pp. 2 p.l., [vii]-xii, 234. with half-title. 3 lithographed plates (incl. frontis.). Very Good++. Rebacked, new spine and paper label. Previous owners bookplate on front end paper.& A small private bookplate belonging to Mrs. John Carey, Castle Carey, on the front pastedown., & & & , The biography of a major figure in the War of 1812, by his nephew, along with accounts of the military careers of various other members of his family. Isaac Brock began his military career in the early 1790's when he served in Jamaica and Barbados, before moving on to several posts in Europe. In 1802 he went to Canada as a lieutenant-colonel, and he quickly distinguished himself by single-handedly suppressing a dangerous conspiracy among deserters from a detachment at Fort George, the ringleaders of which were executed at Quebec in 1804. In 1810 he was named lieutenant governor of Upper Canada. "Here his energetic example, the confidence reposed in him by the inhabitants, and the ascendancy he possessed over the Indian tribes, at that time under the leadership of the famous Shawnee warrior Tecumseh, proved of the highest value." -- DNB. In 1811 Brock was raised to the rank of major-general, and the following year, upon the outbreak of war with the United States, he was instrumental in the capture of Detroit from General Hull. Brock was mortally wounded in the course of winning the Battle of Queenstown, and he died on October 13, 1812. & As first issued, this book contained 218 pp. only. This copy contains a very scarce supplementary section printed in 1836 (pp. 219-234), with a sketch of William Le Mesurier Tupper, who served with the British Legion in Spain and was mortally wounded at St. Sebastian on May 5, 1836. PLUS, even more interesting, this copy contains an additional 3 page Memoir of the Late Lieut. Carré Tupper, R.N. (3 p.) AFTER the supplementary section! Howes T415 (not noting the supplement); Sabin 97449; TPL 5064. Lande 849

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        Veduta dell'Arco di Settimio Severo

      Paris: Vedute di Roma (Views of Rome). , 1835-37. Copper plate engraving on watermarked laid paper. Image size: 475 x 715 mm Excellent condition. Charming scene of Septimius Severus Arch in the Roman Forum. As architect, archaeologist, artist, designer, collector, and antiquities dealer, he produced a series of etchings and engravings depicting the glories of ancient Rome. "Seeing that the remains of the ancient buildings of Rome, scattered for the most part in gardens and fields, are being day by day reduced by the injuries of time or by the greed of their owners who, with barbarian licence, secretly demolish them to sell the rubble for modern houses, I decided to preserve them in these plates." Piranesi. Preface to Antichita Romane (Roman Antiquities).

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        Un'Avventura di Scaramuccia. Melodramma comico di Felice Romani. [Piano-vocal score]

      Milan: Ricordi [PN 7475-7493]. ca. 1835. Oblong folio. Leather-backed marbled boards with titling gilt to spine. 1f. (title), 1f. (cast list, contents), 5-264 pp. With contemporary signature to title page. Engraved throughout. & & Binding worn, rubbed and bumped. Minor foxing and browning; corners thumbed; minor marginal tears, some repairs; remnants of early binding to inner margin of title page. . Probable First Edition. Rare. OCLC 32110020 (one copy only). & & First performed in Milan at La Scala on March 8, 1834. & & The Italian composer Ricci achieved "a notable success with Un'avventura di Scaramuccia, written to a witty libretto, part romance, part theatrical satire, by Felice Romani... [His] is one of the more individual voices of Italian opera of the period. His chief gift was for comedy, to which he brought not only a complete mastery of the traditional devices but also a new, robust buffo manner characterized by a wealth of bouncing allegretto melodies, mostly in duple time, and a not infrequent use of folktune." Julian Budden in Grove online

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        Colonization of South Australia

      London,: Longman, Rees, Orme, Brown, Green, and Longman, 1835.. Octavo, folding handcoloured frontispiece map; original blue paper boards with grey spine, printed label, spine chipped and hinges weak, but an excellent unsophisticated copy, preserved in a quarter brown morocco box by Aquarius. A fine copy in striking original condition of this important and influential work on South Australian colonisation, one of the earliest books on South Australia and the first book of Australian interest by the important political economist Torrens.Robert Torrens (1780-1864) was a marine officer who served with some distinction during the Napoleonic Wars, and who had a career-long interest in emigration to Australia, and who at one point even angled for an appointment as Governor of New South Wales. He tried to purchase land in the proposed Swan River colony in 1828, but when that fell through turned his attention to promoting South Australia instead. Torrens' book appeared in mid-1835 and the province of South Australia was formally established the following February. A tireless exponent of settlement and colonisation, his scheme was beset by ruinous land speculation and dilatory management, meaning that the colony collapsed in 1841 and had to be rescued with a loan from the British Parliament, metamorphosing into a crown colony the following year.This copy has a set of advertisements dated April 1835, and the bookplate of Sir William Molesworth. He was a British MP and friend of John Stuart Mill, who presided over the select committee on transportation of 1837, known as the Molesworth Committee, and would have had more than a passing interest in Torrens' views on emigration (see also catalogue number XXX).Loosely inserted in this copy is a letter signed by Robert Torrens to Zachary Macaulay, the abolitionist and influential committee member of the Church Missionary Society, relating to a prospectus he had sent relating to the New Zealand Company. The letter is dated 12 March 1825, and shows that Torrens had hopes of interesting the Church Missionary Society in the project, 'and in affording every assistance and support to the individuals who have for so many years devoted themselves to the social and moral improvement of the natives.' Torrens was one of the most active supporters of the New Zealand Company, but not much is known about how the Company was run, making this an interesting survival.Ferguson, 2056.

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        The Comic Almanack for 1835[-1853] An Ephemeris in Jest and Earnest - By Rigdum Funnidos, Gent. [1835-1853, Complete Run]

      London: Tilt and Bogue, 1835-1853. (CRUIKSHANK, GEORGE) First edition. 19 vols. bound in nine vols., Sm. 8vo. Each with 12 full-page monthly plates, a total of 4 hand-colored folding plates, and other illustrations by Cruikshank, as well as "divers humorous cuts by other hands". Attractively bound in dark brown 3/4 morocco over marbled boards, t.e.g., by Tout; spines uniformly summed, else fine. Armorial book label of Alexander McGrigor. Cohn 184; Patten, George Cruikshank, II, p. 9 . Quintessentially Cruikshank, the 19 issues of The Comic Almanack are a high spot of British humorous periodicals. In 1840, Thackeray recalled that the first issue showed "a great deal of comic power, and Cruikshank's designs were so admirable, that the 'Almanack' at once became a vast favourite with the public and has remained so ever since". Patten, in whose biography of the artist the above quote appears, states that circulation of the work approached twenty thousand copies, and that for the nine years of its existence it was Cruikshank's primary source of regular income. Runs of the Almanac are increasingly rare, and the set we offer is a particularly handsome one

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        The Comic Almanack: An Ephemeris In Jest And Earnest Containing "All Things Fitting For Such A Work." By Ricdum Funnidos, Gent. 1835-1853

      London: Charles Tilt / Tilt & Bogue / David Bogue, 1835-1853. First edition. leather_bound. Contemporary brown tree calf with leather spine labels, title and year intact and lettered in gilt. Very good. 19 vols./No Dust Jacket. Cruikshank, George. 17 x 11 cm., and 14 x 9 cm (1848-1849). 195 etched plates by Cruikshank, plus five fold-out plates, four in color, and with original wrappers bound-in. Thackeray contributed to the 1839-1840 issues. Contains practically all the first issue points noted by Cohn -- numbered pages of adverts at front and unnumbered at rear, all little slips as called for, Beaufoys toothache ads, proper paper color of wrappers (with scarce first issue green wrapper for 1848), with Bogue's Annual Catalogue for 1847, with "very scarce" 1845 issue containing the "Fine Art Distribution" woodcut on p.32 and p.31 letterpress only, last issues in orange cloth. COHN 184. A few black and white plates marginally stained, most are clean. Chipping, some loss to a few backstrip extremities, backstrips below the year leather spine label singed and darkened. bindings tight and firm.

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        English Bijou Almanac for 1836

      London: Schloss, Albert, (1835). (64)pp. Contains portraits of Felicia Dorothea Hemans, Martin, Byron, Schiller, Raphael, and Retzsch, with a poem from each, as well as a calendar and a list of the royal family and the European sovereigns. This marked the first of a series of finely engraved miniature almanacs that Schloss published until 1843. Schloss had all 64 pages engraved on a single steel plate and transferred the images to a lithographic stone. Extremely fine in stiff dark blue morocco inlaid with a panel of red morocco bordered with three gilt rules, and complete with a ribbon bookmark. Spine gilt with a vine roll. In matching slipcase. Housed in the original velvet- and satin-lined green morocco case, along with a tiny magnifying glass. A delightful, diminutive Victorian gift book. A.e.g. (Bondy pp.165-7; Bromer/Edison pp. 94-97; Welsh 2654-6). (11/16 by 9/16; 18x14mm).

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        The Crayon Miscellany No. 1 Containing A Tour On The Prairies; The Crayon Miscellany No. 2 Containing Abbotsford and Newstead Abbey and The Crayon Miscellany No. 3 Containing Legends of the Conquest of Spain (3 volumes)

      All First Editions by Carey, Lea, & Blanchard, Philadelphia: 1835. All three volumes are in the publisher's original dark green cloth covered boards with the original, paper labels on the spines of No. 1 and No. 2. and with a meticulously accurate reproduction of the paper label on the spine of No. 3. All three are 12mos measuring 7" by 4 1/4" and are all in very good or better condition. No. 1 is a first edition, first state with the sheets bulking to 9/16" without the ads with the synopsis on page 247 showing: "binger of dawn" and the paper spine label is identified as "Label A" and, the catalog (ads at the rear) is identified as "Catalog A" per BAL 10140. It is in very good condition and contains 274 pages followed by a blank leaf and then by 24 pages of ads by the publisher. There is some scuffing to the boards and there is an early prior owner's name written in both ink and pencil on the first free end page. (The penciled signature is followed by a date of "1835". ) The corners of the boards are turned inward and there are spots of foxing throughout. Only 5,000 copies of the first printing were produced making this title fairly uncommon. This was Irving's first book written entirely in the US following his seventeen year stay in Europe. He was worried that Tour of the Prairies was too simple and not strong enough to stand on its own as a book. In January of 1835 he hit upon the idea of publishing it as the first volume in a multi-volume series he would call The Crayon Miscellany. (Brian Jay Jones: Washington Irving An American Original) In this volume he added an opening announcement (billed as an "Advertisement") with the following statement: "The 'Crayon Miscellany' will appear in the numbers, from time to time, as circumstances may permit' and will contain scenes and sketches of life in America and Europe; together with such other themes, both real and imaginary, as may present themselves to the mind of the Author." No. 2 is a first edition in very good+ condition in the publisher's original green cloth covered boards with the original paper label on the spine with a minor, narrow abrasion approximately 1/2" long. A 12mo measuring 7" tall by 4 1/4" deep with an early (1898) prior owner's name written in ink on the second free end page. 230 pages of text followed by a blank leaf and 36 pages of ads from the publisher and one final blank leaf and the free end sheet. No. 2, was published six weeks after No. 1, on May 30, 1835. Reportedly, only 5,000 copies were printed. The contents are "Irving's fond tribute to the homes of Walter Scott and Lord Byron." (Brian Jay Jones: Washington Irving An American Original.) It was well received by an adoring American public even winning fond praise from Edgar Allan Poe. No. 3 is also a first edition in very good condition with a prior owner's book plate on the front paste down and tape marks on the first free end page and with moderate foxing throughout the preliminaries, ads and end sheets as well as light soiling to the rear board. It contains 276 pages followed by eight pages of ads from the publisher. Per BAL 10144 this copy conforms to "Setting A". Like the previous two volumes, the first printing of this title was limited to 5,000 copies. This is the third and final volume in The Crayon Miscellany. A handsome and complete collection of Irving's Crayon Miscellany. (BAL 10140, 10142 & 10144; Langerfeld/Blackburn p. 33)

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        I manoscritti italiani della Regia Biblioteca Parigina descritti ed illustrati.

      dalla Stamperia Reale,, Parigi, 1835 - In-4° (290x232mm), pp. (4), XIII, (2) di avvertimenti e dichiarazione, 864, (3) di elenco dei testi di lingua citati dalla Crusca. Bella legatura coeva in t. tela color vinaccia con super libros. Dorso con titolo in oro su tassello in pelle rossa e filetti in oro. Magnifico esemplare in barbe con qualche fioritura usuale. Edizione originale di questo importante catalogo ragionato dei codici italiani conservati nella Biblioteca Nazionale di Parigi. Il Marsand descrive con estremo rigore ben 703 manoscritti dal XIV al XVIII secolo. Indici finali dei nomi propri, dei toponimi e delle materie. Nel 1838 Il Marsand dette seguito all'opera con un ulteriore inventario dei manoscritti italiani serbati alla Bibliothèque de l'Arsenal, alla St.-Geneviève, alla Mazarine. L'abate Marsand (Venezia, 1765-Milano, 1842), proveniente da una famiglia di banchieri di origine francese (propriamente Marchand), fu professore di economia politica e statistica all’Università di Padova. Bibliofilo e grande appassionato del Petrarca, nel 1826 a Milano pubblicò il catalogo della sua preziosa raccolta di edizioni petrarchesche pazientemente raccolte negli anni con il titolo di Biblioteca petrarchesca: la collezione fu venduta dallo stesso Marsand al re Carlo X in cambio di una lauta pensione a vita. Passò a Parigi molti anni della sua vita, facendosi fra l’altro sostenitore presso le istituzioni della nuova scoperta dell’Arduino sull’estrazione dello zucchero dall’olco di cafreria. Cfr. C. Frati, Dizionario bio-bibliografico dei bibliotecari e bibliofili italiani, Firenze, 1933, pp. 335-336.

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        De la Démocratie en Amérique

      Paris: Charles Gosselin, 1835-1840. 4 volumes, octavo. (7 7/8 x 5 inches). Half-titles. 1 folding hand-coloured lithographic map. Bound to style in green calf-backed marble paper-covered boards, the flat spines divided into five compartments by gilt fillets, black morocco lettering-pieces in the second and fourth compartments, marbled endpapers. The first editions of both parts of Tocqueville's famous classic Democracy in America. From the time of its first publication, Democracy in America enjoyed the reputation of being the most acute and perceptive discussion of the political and social life of the United States ever published. The first part was published in an edition of less than 500 copies in January 1835. The book was an instant and sustained success and numerous editions, many with revisions, followed quickly, so that the second part, first published in April 1840, was issued concurrently with the eighth edition of the first part. The origins of the book lie in the observations Alexis de Tocqueville made during a nine month tour of the United States starting in the spring of 1831. He was accompanied by his friend and fellow student, Gustave de Beaumont, and their original goal was to study the penitentiary system of the United States. After visiting prisons in the East, they undertook a tour of the South as far as New Orleans, ascended the Mississippi, visited the Great Lakes and Canada, and returned via New York. After writing their report on prisons, Tocqueville worked on the first part of Democracy in America in 1833-1834, publishing it in Paris in 1835 to great acclaim. The 1840 second part was equally as successful and the book remained in print throughout the 19th century: there were probably more than fifty editions in English and French published before 1900, besides numerous translations. Considering the many editions of the first part prior to the publication of the second part, along with the limited print run of the first edition of the first part, sets containing the first editions of both parts, as here, are particularly rare and desirable. Clark III:111; Howes T-278 & T-279; Sabin 96060 & 96061; Library of Congress, A Passion for Liberty, Alexis de Tocqueville on Democracy & Revolution (Washington, 1989); Nolla De la Démocratie en Amérique (Paris: 1990) II, pp.334-335.

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        DE LA DÉMOCRATIE EN AMÉRIQUE...seconde edition

      Paris. 1835.. Two volumes. [6],3-387; [4],447pp. plus engraved color folding map of North America. Contemporary half calf and marbled boards. Lightly rubbed, internally clean. A very good set. Second edition of the first part of this classic analysis of democracy in America, correcting the errors of the first edition of the same year. Tocqueville, under instructions of the French government, travelled to America in 1831 to study and report on the penal system. He was impressed with the political principles of American democracy during his nine months of travel, and he states his views and observations in this work, firm in his belief that the rest of the world is moving in the same direction. He includes discussions of major institutions and aspects of the federal government, the party system, and slavery, and foresees Russia and America as future antagonistic world super powers. HOWES T278. SABIN 96060. CLARK III:111.

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        Les Roses, peintes par... Redouté...décrites et classes selon leur ordre naturel, par...Thory. Troisième edition, publiée sous la direction de M. Pirolle

      Paris: Crapelet for P. Dufart and J.F. Hauer & Cie. of St. Petersburg, 1835. 3 volumes, octavo. (9 1/2 x 6 1/2 inches). Half-titles. 2 lithographic portraits of Redouté and Thory by C.Motte after Mauraisse, hand-coloured engraved floral wreath by Manceau after Redouté, 183 stipple- engraved plates printed in colours and finished by hand by Chardin, Langlois, Lemaire and others after Redouté (including 3 plates illustrating the anatomy of the rose). Contemporary French blue half morocco gilt, the flat spine in five compartments delineated by horizontal rules, titled in the second, numbered in the fourth, green silk page- markers, marbled endpapers. A very fine set of Redouté's best known work. The "most complete edition" (Madol) to be published during his lifetime, this is a re-issue of the second octavo edition, with the addition of St. Petersburg to the imprint, and containing the 23 additional plates, the portraits and the frontispiece floral wreath, the biographical note on Thory and additional text. Pierre-Joseph Redouté, the most successful flower painter of all time, together with Claude-Antoine Thory, an ardent botanist and collector of roses, have together in Les Roses produced a work not only of great artistic merit, but also an invaluable scientific record. "Redouté and Thory knew, described and figured almost all the important roses known in their day. Included were many of the key ancestors of our present-day roses. The plates in Les Roses have artistic value, botanical and documentary value, both for the species and cultivars still surviving and for those that have disappeared" (Gisele de la Roche). The roses used as specimens for the work were taken from the collections of Thory, the Malmaison gardens, and from other collections around Paris. Many of the flowers were novelties in Redouté's time, and a number were dedicated to the memory of his friends and acquaintances, such as l'Héritier de Brutelle and Ventenat. The success of the folio edition prompted the issue of a second (first octavo) edition in 40 parts between 1824 and 1826 with 160 plates and an expanded text. New information and new varieties led to the issue of a third edition (second octavo) edition, published in 30 parts between 1828 and 1829. The popularity of the first issue of this edition warranted the publication of the present second issue (with reset and reprinted title pages). In both issues the text was expanded yet again to contain not only more information about the culture of the rose but also by the addition of a biography of Thory by D.Beaumont, the inclusion of Thory's Traité du Rosier and the descriptive text to the 23 additional plates. In addition a floral wreath plate was added as a frontispiece to volume I and the portraits of Redouté and Thory were included for the first time. The plates are masterpieces in miniature of the engraver's art and lose none of the impact of their larger precursors in the process of reducing them from the folio to octavo format. Redouté as presiding genius is plainly discernable. Dunthorne 233; Lawalrée 39; Madol 42; Macphail Redoutéana 22; cf. Nissen BBI 1599; Stafleu & Cowan TL2 8751; Stock Rose Books 2371.

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        GUIDE TO TEXAS EMIGRANTS

      Boston: M. Hawes, 1835.. vi,[13]-192pp. plus one engraved plate and folding map. Modern dark green cloth (the same as the original), spine stamped gilt. Map backed with later paper, lower right quarter supplied in facsimile (the inset map of Galveston only, not affecting the map of Texas), several small tears and losses repaired. Several upper corners with tissue repairs. Contemporary meteorological tables pasted to rear endpapers. Minor soiling and foxing. A good, solid copy. Woodman wrote this guidebook, one of the first in English to be devoted to Texas, to serve the purposes of the Galveston Bay and Texas Land Company and their promotion of lands in Texas. Part of the text of Woodman's book is a pure promotion for the Galveston Bay and Texas Land Company. It also contains a discussion of the various land grants in Texas, speeches and official reports on Texas, accounts of travellers' visits there, and testimonial letters from settlers. The engraved plate is captioned "The Buffalo Hunt" and is after a painting by A. Fisher. A rare and important Texas guide, with a most important map of Texas, seldom met with. STREETER TEXAS 1177. HOWES W647. GRAFF 4737. GRAFF, FIFTY TEXAS RARITIES 12. CLARK III:117. PHILLIPS, SPORTING BOOKS, p.413.

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        (Ross's) Hobart Town Almanack, and Van Diemen's Land Annual for 1835

      Hobart,: James Ross, 1835.. Small octavo, frontispiece, x,(xiv - almanac), short leaf advertisement, 13-324 pp. (last blank), engraved plate of platypus bones; very good in later worn maroon cloth with polished calf spine. A rare Tasmanian almanac of great significance to the early history of the colony. The volume contains Jorgen Jorgenson's important 'Shred of Autobiography', what appears to be the first comprehensive index of Tasmanian flora by James Backhouse, and two engravings by Thomas Bock, including a scientific depiction of the platypus.Copenhagen-born Jorgenson is most notorious for deposing the Danish governor of Iceland in 1809 and appointing himself head of government with the title 'The Protector.' Described by Marcus Clarke as 'a human comet,' Jorgenson and his career as a sailor, privateer, spy, revolutionary and explorer have formed the subject of several books, most of which rely on the swashbuckling self-portrait he paints here. Indeed, the audacity and grandeur of the Jorgenson's tales approach MacDonald Fraser's Harry Flashman (minus the confessions). Many relate to his time in Australia which he first reached around 1800 where he met Flinders and Baudin among others.Equally important in this volume is the 54-page 'Index Plantarum, or an attempt towards a popular description of some of the most common and remarkable indigenous plants of Van Diemen's Land' compiled by James Backhouse and Ronald Campbell Gunn. Backhouse, a noted naturalist from a prominent English Quaker family, travelled widely in the colonies from 1832 to 1838, and spent three years in Tasmania working closely with Governor Arthur. Gunn, a high ranking official in the colonial administration who was later a member of the Legislative Council, was an important botanist who published widely and notably hosted Dumont d'Urville during his visit to Hobart. Most of the specimens collected by the two were sent to Kew.The two plates by Bock, show 'The Teeth and Underjaw of the Platypus' and a 'Fish Caught in the Derwent.' Both represent uncommon examples of early locally printed illustrations of Tasmanian wildlife. A noted engraver in London, Bock was transported to the penal colony in 1824 after being found guilty of drugging women. He was pardoned in 1832 and successfully established himself as a portrait artist. Several of his works are exhibited in the Tasmanian Museum and Gallery.The almanac was compiled by James Ross, a government printer who published several gazettes and newspapers, and his thorough knowledge of the colony in the early 1830s is reflected throughout. Ferguson notes three plates, but only two ever appear to have been included.Ferguson, 2021.

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        Mundi et Cordis: De Rebus Sempiternis et Temporariis: Carmina. Poems and Sonnets

      London: John Miller 1835. London: John Miller, 1835.. First edition.. Edges rubbed; boards a little soiled; remains of the original paper label on the spine; very good copy.. NCBEL III, 558; Miles, Poets and Poetry of the Century, vol. 3. 8vo, original drab boards rebacked with closely matching paper, untrimmed. ¦ The most important work by the dramatist turned poet turned journalist, Thomas Wade (1805-1875), whose poetry shows the strong influence of Shelley. See the DNB online and Buxton-Forman's brief biography in Miles. All of Wade's published works are scarce.

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        Carta della Provincia di Valtellina...

      Rara carta della Valtellina che presenta l?indicazione delle nuove tratte d?andamento che si fanno nello stradale dello Spluga. L?incisione fornisce numerose informazioni riportando al centro sotto al titolo anche una pianta della città di Sondrio, capoluogo provinciale, ai lati notizie statistiche e rimandi alla pianta, rispettivamente a sinistra e a destra di quest?ultima. Curiosa tra le notizie la citazione: "le case marcate in linee interrotte dinotono i guasti della piena del Fiume Malero del 27 agosto 1834". Nell?angolo in basso a destra entro semplice riquadro, raffigurazione del territorio compreso tra Milano ed il lago di Como con indicazione delle strade postali, dello Stradale per lo Spluga e di altre che si dipartono dal capoluogo lombardo. mm 400x598

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        Les fous célèbres : histoire des hommes qui se sont le plus singularisés par leur monomanie, leurs originalités et leurs extravagances (exemplaire de Pierre Janet)

      B. Renault libraire, Paris 1835 In-12° broché, couverture imprimée, 214 pages. Cette publication d'une rareté insigne relate pour la première fois les extravagances de Berbigiuer de la Terre Neuve du Thym, le plus célèbre fou littéraire français. les chapitres représentant un fou singulier s'ouvrent quelquefois par un portrait en vignette. Le Marquis de Guindrot, le Marquis de Brunoy, Philippe V, roi d'Espagne, Philippe d'Orléans, le duc de Mazarin, Mezerai, William Stafford, le Marquis de Sade, Berbiguier, Papavoine . Précieux exemplaire de Pierre Janet, le grand psychiatre, disciple de Charcot qui soigna Raymond Roussel, avec le cachet gras de sa bibliothèque sur la page de titre. Dos fendu avec un petit manque à la coiffe inférieure sinon très bel exemplaire Très bon couverture souple Edition originale

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        Naturgeschichte in Bildern mit erläuterndem Text. 2. Lieferung, Vögel. (3. Aufl.). 2 Bde. Düsseldorf, Arnz & Co., (um 1835). Lith. Tit., 141 S.; 150 altkol. lith. Taf. Quer-4°. Marm. Hldr.-Bde. d. Zt. mit RVerg. und RSch. (Kanten beschabt).,

      1835 - Nissen ZBI 4008 und IVB 899.- Prächtiges Vogelwerk mit schönem Kolorit.- Stellenweise leicht braunfleckig, 1 Einriß. Gewicht in Gramm: 500

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        11 Kupferstiche zur "Deutschen Monatsschrift" und 1 Kupferstich aus "Mémoires des refugiés".

      1835 - 1835-1851. 12 Blatt unter Passepartouts. Numerierung gemäss Bauer, Das druckgraphische Werk: 1835: (Heinrich von Wittelsbach empfängt einen Ritter und schlägt die Krone aus.) Mit Remarquen. - 1837: (Ferdinand II. und Andreas Thonradtel.) - 1838: (Friedrich V. im Rettichfeld.) Mit Remarquen. (Mit einem Fleck im oberen Rand). - 1839: (Gustav Adolf von Schweden). Mit Remarquen. - 1841: Tilly in der Hallischen Vorstadt von Leipzig, beym Totengräber. Mit Remarquen. - 1842: Zischka. Wo sind die Feinde, die wir auf Euren Befehl umbringen sollen. Mit Remarquen. - 1843: Graf Seyn. Mit Remarquen. - 1844: Tezel durch einen vornehmen Sachsen um Geld und Zutrauen gebracht. Mit Remarquen. - 1844: Dito. Ohne Remarquen. - 1845: Streit zwischen Johann Sigismund Churfürsten von Brandenburg. Mit Remarquen. - 1851: (Wallenstein erhält ein Schreiben vom Kaiser.). - 973: Blatt aus den Mémoires des refugiés: (Le Maréchal de Schomberg ) Vor der Schrift, mit Remarquen. - Passepartouts: 29,5x21 cm. Pattgrösse zwischen 21x12,5 cm und 22x13,5 cm. Blattgrösse zwischen 24x17,5 cm und 26x14,5 cm.

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        A pair of albums, each titled "Sketches of Costume by Coke Smyth", containing original watercolours: the artwork for an unpublished work which was to have been entitled "The Costume of the principal Nations of Europe from the beginning of the 13th to the end of the 17th century"

      [London]: [1835-]1842. 2 volumes, quarto. (11 3/4 x 1`0 3/4 inches). 2 ink manuscript titles "Sketches of Costume by Coke Smyth 1842", 125 card leaves on cloth guards, with 125 tipped-on original pencil and watercolour drawings by Smyth (sheet sizes approx. 8 7/8 x 7 7/16 inches, mounted recto only, one drawing per card leaf), all with integral pencilled captions beneath, three with additional manuscript notes in pencil by Queen Victoria, with 1 additional leaf (9 3/4 x 11 inches) with original pencil sketches by Prince Albert (including a recognisable self-portrait of Albert in medieval costume) mounted at the back of one volume. Contemporary green morocco bound for "P. & D. Colnaghi & Co. Pall Mall East", covers bordered with fillets in gilt and blind, elaborate corner- tooling in blind, spine in six compartments with semi-raised bands, the bands highlighted with gilt fillets and small arabesque tools, the compartments bordered in gilt and blind with fillets, gilt turn-ins, cream- glazed endpapers. Neat repair to spine of one volume. An important discovery: two albums of watercolours of Royal costume by one of great early Canadian painters, used by Queen Victoria and Prince Albert and the basis for a never published book on the subject. Coke Smyth's connections to the Governor of Canada and his family are probably what led to him showing Queen Victoria and her Consort, Prince Albert, the present albums. The Royal couple were planning a bal costumé, or fancy-dress ball, with an historical theme and clearly looked through the albums searching for inspiration. The Queen appears to have particularly liked two of Coke Smyth's drawings and marked them as possible patterns for her and her husband's costume. Prince Albert seems to have had his own ideas, which he sketched out on the sheet bound at the back of one of the albums. The ball took place at Buckingham Palace on 12th May 1842, and Coke Smyth was encouraged to record the costumes, a selection of which were published in James Robinson Planché's Souvenir of the Bal Costumé, given by Her Most Gracious Majesty Queen Victoria, at Buckingham Palace, May 12, 1842 The drawings from the original dresses by Mr. Coke Smyth ; the descriptive letterpress by J.R. Planché. (London : Printed by William Nicol, Shakespeare Press, for P. and D. Colnaghi, 1843). This very rare folio work included a coloured title and 52 coloured plates and evidently enjoyed enough success to encourage Coke Smyth to attempt to publish a further work on a similar theme, using the drawings in the present albums as the artwork. In conjunction with Colnaghi's he went ahead and issued a prospectus, but a lack of subscribers meant that the scheme was not taken any further, and the present albums remain the only pictorial record of what might have been. There is a further particularly interesting facet to these albums: in addition to the 103 drawings that are obvious candidates for inclusion in a work on historical costume, there is also a significant selection of 22 drawings that are of contemporary costume as worn in Italy, Greece and the Turkish Empire. These appear to have been drawn from life and would therefore have been drawn by Coke Smyth during his journey to and stay in Constantinople. According W. Martha E. Cooke's entry in the catalogue of the W.H. Coverdale Collection of Canadiana, John Richard Coke Smyth was born in 1808 "the only son of Richard Smyth and Elizabeth Coke (c.l777-c. 1851) ... More commonly known as Coke Smyth, with which name he signed his works ... Smyth's passport, still in the family's possession, would suggest that he was a gentleman of means who travelled widely on the Continent ... In 1835-6, Smyth visited Constantinople .... His on-the-spot sketches were published in Illustrations of Constantinople made in the Years 1835-6 (London, 1837), which comprised 26 lithographic views arranged and drawn on stone by John Frederick Lewis ... Subsequently he was engaged as drawing master to the household of John George Lambton (1792-1840), 1st Earl of Durham. It was in this capacity in April 1838 that Smyth accompanied Durham, newly appointed Governor to the Canadas, and his party on board HMS Hastings. During Durham's brief tenure of office, which terminated with his resignation that October, he travelled extensively in Lower and Upper Canada. Thus there was ample opportunity for Smyth ... to sketch firsthand the Canadian scene at the time of the Mackenzie-Papineau Rebellions. ... Several of these drawings provided the basis for the 23 lithographic views dedicated to the Earl of Durham in Sketches in the Canadas (London, c.1840) by Coke Smyth. Smyth exhibited at the Royal Academy between 1842 and 1855 and also at the British Institution and Society of British Artists up to 1867. In 1842, Messrs. Paul and Dominic Colnaghi exhibited and later published Smyth's costume figures which were commissioned by Queen Victoria to illustrate a commemorative volume of the Queen's masked ball en-titled Souvenir of the Bal Costumé (London; 1843). Several of the drawings used for the lithographic plates are in an album in the Victoria and Albert Museum. Smyth specialized in costume studies. He approached Colnaghi with a view to publication of an album ... [for which he issued a ] Prospectus & Specimen of a proposed work on the Costume of the principal Nations of Europe from the beginning of the 13th to the end of the 17th century. Smyth intended to etch the plates personally and provide accompanying text; however, it appears that the number of subscribers was insufficient to publish the work. Smyth is known to have experimented in lithography, and produced a self-portrait among his associates at drawing class. He also painted portraits of his family and made some fine architectural drawings. One of the latest known books to include his illustrations was Henry Beveridge's A Comprehensive History of India.(London, 1871). Coke Smyth died in 1882." Substantial collections of Coke Smyth's work are very rare, however individual examples can be seen in the Public Archives of Canada (Ottawa); the John Ross Robertson Collection in the Metropolitan Toronto Central Library; the Royal Ontario Museum, Toronto; the Department of Prints and Drawings in the British Museum, London; the Victoria and Albert Museum, London; the National Portrait Gallery, London, and the National Gallery of Scotland, Edinburgh. Cf. Abbey Travel II, 394 and 625; cf. Allodi Canadian Watercolours II, 1532-1583; cf. Benezit (2006) XII, p.1395; cf. Bobins I, 66; cf. Colas II, 2403; cf. W.H. Coverdale Collection of Canadiana: Paintings, Water-colours and Drawings (Ottawa: 1983), p.189; cf. Lande 2215; cf. Staton & Tremaine 2549; cf. Thieme-Becker 31, p.185.

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        Description de Moscou.

      Auguste Semen, Moscou 1835 - 2 tomes In 8 reliés en 1 volume, demi reliure à coins, dos lisse orné. Tome I : Frontispice VI - 336 pages, 7 tableaux dépliants, 1 plan dépliant, 3 gravures hors texte, un bois gravé in-texte. Tome II frontispice, 374 pages, 4 hors-texte, 2 tableaux dépliants, un bois gravé in-texte et une carte dépliante en couleurs. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Théorie mathématique de la chaleur.Paris: Bachelier, 1835.

      Presentation copy of this classic work on the mathematical theory of heat, inscribed by Poisson to Marie-Jean-Pierre Flourens, the founder of experimental brain science and a pioneer in anesthesia. Stanitz 353 (this copy); Roberts & Trent 260; Bibliotheca Chemico-Mathematica 3683. <br/><br/> "This is the first edition of an important work in which Poisson formulates equations for the distribution of heat in bodies. As opposed to Fourier, who maintained in his <i>Mémoire analytique de la chaleur</i> that the conductibility of heat was contained in the motion of flux, Poisson showed that it must be derived from an absorptive coefficient restoring the neglected functional dimensions. <br/><br/> "Following his preliminary notes, Poisson devotes chapters to the laws of radiating heat, laws of cooling for bodies which have the same temperature at all points, the movement of heat to the surface of a body of any form, digression on the integrals of equations with partial differences, and a digression on the manner of expressing arbitrary functions by series of periodic quantities followed by a continuation of the same digression. Additional chapters are devoted to the distribution of heat in a bar whose transversal dimensions are very small, distribution of heat in spherical bodies, and distribution of heat in various bodies, especially in a homogenous sphere originally warmed in any manner, and the movement of heat in the interior and at the surface of the earth. He concludes with a series of three notes, the first relative to the equation of movement for heat at the interior of bodies, the second on molecular radiation, and the third relating to section 152 of the text." (Bibliotheca Mechanica, p.261).. pp [vi] [1] 2-532 and 1 folding engraved plate

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        Journal of a Visit to Constantinople, and some of the Greek Islands, in the Spring and Summer of 1833.

      London: Longman, Rees, Orme, Brown, Green, 1835.. First edition. Title vignette after Sir W. Gell, 7 etched plates by George Cruikshank. 8vo (8 3/4 x 5 1/2 inches), pages: xii:257, contemporary half calf, marbled boards, spine gilt with lettering piece. Joints cracked but firm, lacking 1-inch piece from base of backstrip, rubbed. Plates foxed, as often. Binding fault causing crease to blank inner margin of two leaves (the dedication and preface). With the half-title.

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        GUIDA DEL FORESTIERE per la città di Bologna e suoi sobborghi.

      S.Tommaso 1835 in-8, pp. XXXVI, 284, leg. cart. coevo con tass. al d. Gr. pianta della città ripiegata inc. dal Canuti in antip. con 51 rimandi e 14 belle tavv. inc. in rame, anche ripiegate. Belliss. esempl. in leg. orig. [318]

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        OEUVRES COMPLETES, AVEC LE SUPPLEMENS. AUGMENTEES DE LA CLASSIFICATION DE G. CUVIER ET ACCOMPAGNEES DE 700 VIGNETTES, GRAVEES SUR ACIER, REPRESENTANT AU MOIN 900 ANIMAUX.

      Paris, Dumenil, 1835-1836.. 1835 Nove tomi in 7 volumi in 8°, pagg. 504, 480, 480, 394, (2), 388, 430, 422, 456, 424, con 338 tavole fuori testo incise a piena pagina delle quali 148 sono dedicate ai mammiferi e 188 agli uccelli. Elegante rilegatura coeva in mezzo marocchino nocciola, titoli e ricchi fregi in oro. Bella edizione della Storia naturale del Buffon. I primi quattro volumi sono dedicati ai minerali ai metalli e alla geologia, al regno vegetale, al regno animale e all'uomo. Seguono due volumi sui quadrupedi e altri tre per gli uccelli. Molto belle le tavole che adornano l'opera, particolarmente quelle relative agli uccelli. Diffuse bruniture ma nell'insieme ottimo esemplare.

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        Breviarium romanum ex decreto sacrosancti concilii tridentini restitutum S.Pii V. Pontificis Maximi iussu editum Clementis VIII. Et urbani VIII.

      Typis Josephi Salviucci et Francisci filii 1835 - 1837 Auctoritate recognitum cum officiis sanctorum novissime per summos pontifices usque ad hanc diem concessis a sac. Rituum congr. Iuxta sanctis leges revisum in quatuor anni tempora divisum - Pars Aestiva - Pars Autumnalis - Pars Hiemalis - in 8° - pp.1b+pp 32+744+CCCCIV - 2b+pp28+XXXIX+644+ CCCLXXIXII - 1b+pp22+728 + CCCLXXII - Pelle - tre volumi - Qualche incisione ft - Testo in latino - Pars Aestiva : Dorso staccato, rovinato e con mancanze , mancanza della pelle in un angolo del piatto inferiore. Pars Autumnalis : piccola mancanza alla pelle del piatto superiore , dorso parzialmente scollato. Pars Hiemalis: mancanza al dorso

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        Histoire Naturelle des Oiseaux de Paradis et des Epimaques

      G+ : in Good condition plus. Cover with minor joint rubbing. Some browning and spotting to text. A few plates very slightly discoloured. Illustrations bright. Aeg. Signature on ffep of 'Douglas & Clydesdale' First Edition Green leather gilt decorated cover 240mm x 150mm (9" x 6"). vii, 248pp. 43 hand coloured tissue guarded engraved plates including 3 folding.

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        Les Roses, peintes par P.J. Redouté, décrites et classées selon leur ordre naturel, par C.A. Thory. Troisième édition sous la direction de M. Pirolle...

      Paris, St. Petersbourg, chez P. Dufart, chez J.F. Hauër et cie., 1835. 3 volumes. Royal-8vo (238 x 165mm). With 1 colour printed frontispiece showing a wreath of wild roses, 2 lithographed portraits, one of Redouté and one of Thory, 3 coloured plates of botanical detail and 180 fine colour-printed stipple engraved plates finished by hand. Contemporary red half calf, gilt and blind-stamped ornamented spines, with 2 black gilt lettered labels, marbled sides (some minor repair to hinges). A fine copy of the last and most comprehensive edition of Redouté's famous work on roses. It was first published in folio from 1817 to 1824 with 169 plates, and was followed by 3 octavo editions of which the present last edition contains 20 more colour-printed plates than the previous 8vo editions. The text is by Thory who added to this edition a 'traité du Rosier contenant la description scientifique de ses caractères et de ses organes, son histoire et sa culture', as well as 14 descriptions of rose varieties not found in the other editions. Pierre Joseph Redouté is one of the most famous flower painters of the Western civilisation. Through him the long tradition of botanical book illustration reaches under the patronage of Empress Josephine, wife of Napoleon I, its climax. His best known work is 'les Roses'. "Redouté started painting his 'Roses' at Malmaison. Joséphine, whose full name, as we know, was Marie-Joséphe-Rose, had an ardent interest in these flowers, and around 1810 she was growing several hundered of varieties in her gardens, a collection unique for its time. The 'Roses' is still another, and this time posthumous, tribute to Joséphine's contributions to the arts of horticulture and botanical illustration. She did not live to see the book produced, but in many respects the plates are still Joséphine's roses" (A catalogue of Redoutéana pp. 25-26). Stock, 'Rose Books', 2371; Nissen BBI, 1599.

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        Traité élémentaire de Mécanique industrielle. [Suivi de : ] Manuel et Code d'Entretien et de Construction, d'Administration et de Police des Routes et et Chemins Vicinaux - [Suivi de : ] L'Industrie. Exposition de 1834

      Chez L. Tenré et Henri Dupuy 1835 Traité élémentaire de Mécanique industrielle. Résumé des Traités de Christian, Poncelet, d'Aubusson, Coriolis, Hachette, Lanz et Bétancourt, Ch. Dupin, Borgnis, Guenyveau, Leblanc, etc. etc. Secone publication de l'Industrie [Suivi de : ] Manuel et Code d'Entretien et de Construction, d'Administration et de Police des Routes et et Chemins Vicinaux. Résumé des Méthodes d'entretien et de construction les plus simples, les plus économiques, les plus avancées, et de toutes les lois et ordonnances qui régissent la matière, par Stéphane Flachat-Mony et G. Bonnet - [Suivi de : ] L'Industrie. Exposition de 1834, l'ensemble en 1 vol. in-4 relié , rel. d'époque demi-basane marron, dos lisse orné, Chez L. Tenré et Henri Dupuy, Paris, 1835, 2 ff. (faux-titre et titre), 212 pp. et 22 pl. dépliantes sur 23 (Traité de Mécanique) ; 121 pp. avec 4 pl. hors texte et un grand tableau dépliant (le dernier ff. avec la table au verso a été monté en tête) (Manuel des routes) ; 1 f. (titre gravé), 160 pp. avec 38 pl. hors texte (L'Industrie) Bon exemplaire (petit mq. en coiffe sup., mq. 1 pl., 1 coupe frottée en queue, bonne fraîcheur par ailleurs) de ces trois passionnants ouvrages de Stéphane Flachat, dont le rare "Manuel et Code d'Entretien et de Construction des routes", richement illustrés de 60 belles planches (dont de nombreuses planches dépliantes). Chaud adepte des doctrines saint-simoniennes, Stéphane Flachat, connu sous le nom de Mony, fut un des pionniers du chemin de fer en France. Chargé du bassin houiller de Commentry, il en deviendra maire, puis député de l'Allier. Français

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        [ Manuscrit de Canut ] Principes de fabrication des différentes étoffes de soie. Taffetas, sergé, satin - Recueil de diverses armures - Remettages - Gazes damassées, gazes trois places - Remettage d'un velours - Chiné - Schéma de lisse anglaise - Remettages de tours anglais - Diverses armures de Draps de soie - Mise en carte - Manière de compter le prix revenant d'une étoffe - [ Outstanding textile manuscript outlining the principles of manufacturing different silks ] Disposition, remettage, lissage, ourdissage, aquarelle et échantillons de nombreuses étoffes : Florence, Marceline Ecossaise, Taffetas Ecossais, Gros de Naples, Levantine, Satin 5 Lisses, Gros de Naples Ecossais, Virginie, Gros d'Italie, Sergé pour doublure, Louisine, Baziné, Gros de Naples rayé, Levantine ambrée, Douillette écossaise, Taffetas Coteliné, Gros de Naples Cannelé, Pékiné, Marceline de Poil, Royalle, Louisine Ecossaise, Brillantine, Gilet Briantet, Gros de Naples toilé, Florence & Poil, Satin Liseré, Gilet Brillantine, Gros des Indes lancé, Gros de Tours Coteliné, Gilet Brianté lancé, Ruban Gaze, Gilet Lancé, Virginie Façonnée, Brillantine façonnée, Simulé, Bosselé, Gilet Tigrine, Baziné Façonné, Cordon de montre, Gourgourant, Gilet Cannelé, Brillantine Lamée, Gaze Cachemire, Gaze façonné Tulle, Collier Gaze, Gaze trois places, Gaze damassée, Velours Raz, Velours frisé liseré, Velours Uni coupé, Velours liselé coupé, Peluche coupé, Velours coupé liseré, Velours satiné liseré, Velours double corps, Velours Gandin, Mouchoir 4/4 bordure, ceinture double gros de Tours, Droguet liseré, Damas, Damas pour fauteuil, Bordure trois Lats, Taille-douce, Lustrine, etc.

      1 vol. in-folio relié demi-vélin à coins (format 270 x 410 mm.), nombreux schémas aquarellés et nombreux échantillons d'étoffe contrecollé, s.d. mais vers 1830-1840 (échantillon d'étoffe pour chaîne de montre évoquant la date des Trois Glorieuses de 1830), s.l., [ Lyon ], 90 ff. n. ch. contient notamment : [ Manuscrit de Canut ] Principes de fabrication des différentes étoffes de soie. Taffetas, sergé, satin - Recueil de diverses armures - Remettages - Gazes damassées, gazes trois places - Remettage d'un velours - Chiné - Schéma de lisse anglaise - Remettages de tours anglais - Diverses armures de Draps de soie - Mise en carte - Manière de compter le prix revenant d'une étoffe - Disposition, remettage, lissage, ourdissage, aquarelle et échantillons de nombreuses étoffes : Florence, Marceline Ecossaise, Taffetas Ecossais, Gros de Naples, Levantine, Satin 5 Lisses, Gros de Naples Ecossais, Virginie, Gros d'Italie, Sergé pour doublure, Louisine, Baziné, Gros de Naples rayé, Levantine ambrée, Douillette écossaise, Taffetas Coteliné, Gros de Naples Cannelé, Pékiné, Marceline de Poil, Royalle, Louisine Ecossaise, Brillantine, Gilet Briantet, Gros de Naples toilé, Florence & Poil, Satin Liseré, Gilet Brillantine, Gros des Indes lancé, Gros de Tours Coteliné, Gilet Brianté lancé, Ruban Gaze, Gilet Lancé, Virginie Façonnée, Brillantine façonnée, Simulé, Bosselé, Gilet Tigrine, Baziné Façonné, Cordon de montre, Gourgourant, Gilet Cannelé, Brillantine Lamée, Gaze Cachemire, Gaze façonné Tulle, Collier Gaze, Gaze trois places, Gaze damassée, Velours Raz, Velours frisé liseré, Velours Uni coupé, Velours liselé coupé, Peluche coupé, Velours coupé liseré, Velours satiné liseré, Velours double corps, Velours Gandin, Mouchoir 4/4 bordure, ceinture double gros de Tours, Droguet liseré, Damas, Damas pour fauteuil, Bordure trois Lats, Taille-douce, Lustrine, etc. Exceptionnel manuscrit lyonnais exposant avec très haute précision tous les aspects de la fabrication des étoffes de soie. La disposition, le remettage, le lissage voire l'empoutage et l'ourdissage d'un très grand nombre d'étoffes sont exposés avec force détail, et illustrés de nombreux beaux diagrammes aquarellés et de plus de 70 échantillons d'étoffes. Bon exemplaire (rel. lég. frotté, bel exemplaire par ailleurs). Si l'on peut trouver des manuscrits plus récents, il est infiniment plus difficile d'en découvrir d'aussi anciens. // Outstanding manuscript outlining the principles of manufacturing different silks (with many colored pattern carts, numerous diagrams of Jacquard looms and cards and numerous colored fabric samples affixed). Français

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        General Conchology; or, a description of Shells, arranged according the Linnean system and illustrated with sixty plates, containing 260 figures of univalves and bivalves.

      London, John Booth, 1835. Royal-8vo (230 x 160mm). pp. (2), iv, 7, lxi, 246, with 60 fine handcoloured lithographed plates. Contemporary green half morocco, spine ornamented with gilt shells and lettering, gilt edges (a bit rubbed). Reissue of the first edition of 1815. William Wood is well-known for his publication 'Index Testaceologicus'. The present publication is much scarcer and has elaborately handcoloured plates. "Several of the illustrations in William Wood's 'General Conchology' were based on shells in his cabinet" (Dance 102). Nissen ZBI, 4455.

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        Médianoches [ 2 Tomes - Complet - édition originale ]

      Librairie de Dumont 1835 2 Tomes en 1 vol. in-8 reliure postérieure demi-basane marron, dos lisse, ex-libris armorié poussé au plat sup., Librairie de Dumont, Paris, 1835, 352 pp., 321 pp., 1 f. n. ch. (tables), 1 f. blanc Très rare exemplaire de l'édition originale des "Médianoches" de Paul Lacroix, plus célèbre sous sous pseudonyme de "Bibliophile Jacob". "Je me souviendrai toute ma vie, si longue qu'elle puisse être, de la fin du mois de mars 1832, lorsque le choléra éclata tout-à-coup dans Paris, après le plus joyeux caranaval qui ait jamais bondi et hurlé à la Courtille". A l'image de Boccace fuyant la peste de Florence, l'auteur met à profit la réclusion imposée par l'épidemie de choléra pour tenir de "ces veillées de plaisir, qui en Espagne" s'appelaient médianoches ; ce nom, qui veut dire le milieu de la nuit, leur fut conservé en France ... Dans ces médianoches, on inventait mille distractions pour les sens et pour l'esprit." Sous ce prétexte, Paul Lacroix nous propose 12 merveilleuses "médianoches" pleines d'autant de finesse et de piquant que d'une érudition jamais pesante. Un très rare exemplaire de cet ouvrage, véritable rareté bibliophilique, dans lequel l'auteur nous présente notamment les mésaventures de l'un de ses ancêtres, "le carme Louis Jacob, auteur du Traité des plus belles bibliothèques du monde", qui "fut, sur la fin de sa vie, bibliothécaire de M. Achille de Harlay, premier président au parlement de Paris" ! (un feuillet blanc sur lequel un ancien portrait photographique de Paul Lacroix a été contrecollé a été inséré entre le faux-titre et le titre du premier tome, rel. lég. frotté, coupes frottées, des rouss. et qq. cahiers brunis, 2 annotations ms. anciennes en marge). Larouse, GDU, 10 ; Vicaire, IV, 821 Français

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        La Nouvelle Minerve. Revue politique et littéraire (12 Tomes - Complet)

      Au Bureau du Journal, La Nouvelle Minerve 1835 Fondée par MM. Jacques Laffitte, Dupont de l'Eure, Odilon Barrot, Georges de Lafayette, Charles Comte, Ernest de Girardin, Francoeur, comte de Lasteyrie, Népomucène Lemercier, Chapuis-Montalville, Félix Desportes, G. Murat, Adolphe Crémieux, J. B. Laffitte, Sicard, Duval, Eugène Renault, Patorni, De Montrol, Sarrans jeune, etc., puis à partir du tome 5 : par MM. de Cormenin, Pagès de l'Ariège, Hercule Guillemot, Alexandre Dumas, E. Guinot, Aug. Luchet, etc., 12 tomes en 11 vol. in-8 reliure de l'époque demi-basane blonde (tomes 11 et 12 reliés en 1 vol.), dos lisse orné, Au Bureau du Journal, La Nouvelle Minerve, 1835-1838 (jusqu'à la 151e livraison du 25 février 1838) Rare ensemble bien complet de la revue "La Nouvelle Minerve". On y trouve notamment, au hasard, un article posthume de l'Abbé Grégoire ("Le clergé considéré dans ses rapports avec l'état politique"), de nombreux articles sur les événements d'Algérie ou sur le thème de l'économie politique, sur un Nouveau système électoral pour la France par Sismonde de Sismondi, etc. etc.. Bon état (fente à un mors et rel. lég. frottée, mq. à un f., qq. rouss. mais néanmoins un bon ensemble bien complet, en reliure uniforme). Hatin, 393 Français

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        Neuer Orbis Pictus für die Jugend, oder Schauplatz der Natur, der Kunst und des Menschenlebens in 322 lithographirten Abbildungen mit genauer Erklärung in deutscher, lateinischer, französischer und englischer Sprach nach der früheren Anlage des Comenius bearbeitet und dem jetzigen Zeitbedürfnisse gemäss eingerichtet.

      Reutlingen, Johann Conrad Mäcken, 1835.. Tall 8vo, frontispiece, pp. x, 706, [3] index, [1] imprint, and 320 lithograph illustrations on 160 plates illustrating professions, etc., [1] final lithograph; contemporary half roan over marbled boards, flat spine gilt, red gilt-lettered spine label; label with central crease, but an unusually attractive copy. Third Gailer edition (the first published in 1832) and the first to include English of this nineteenth century re-working of Comenius' Orbis Pictus. In his interesting preface Gailer mentions that the religious content has been toned down, and that he has attempted to include information on recent scientific discoveries, such as electricity and the air pump. Apart from that the basic structure of the Orbis Pictus has not changed since Comenius. Images are accompanied by titles and numbers that point to words that are set in short sentences. Pilz, Die Ausgaben des Orbis Sensualium Pictus, pp. 363-66.

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        Nytaarsgave fra danske Digtere.

      Første-Fierde Aargang. Kbhvn. 1835-38. Med nodebilag samt tre portrætter: Christian Winther, C. Hauch og Henrik Hertz. Orig. papbind i kassetter. Mangler portræt af Heiberg. Gl.n.p.fbl. De første blade af Anden Aargang plettede. Bind og kassetter med små brugsspor.. Med bidrag af guldaldertidens kendteste navne, bl.a. H.C. Andersen, St. St. Blicher, B.S. Ingemann, Chr. Winther og Emil Aarestrup

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        PARACELSUS.

      First Edition. Effingham Wilson. 1835.. pp216 plus Dedication and Address to Sender leaves, but no half title. Two original plus later endpapers. Bound in half morocco, banded spine, the binding mid 19th Century. A signature neatly erased on tp, else VG copy. Browning's Second publication. Search for RBRB for more rare First Editions of Robert Browning. Slater : Early Editions US$0

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        Monographie des dermatoses, ou précis théorique et pratique des maladies de la peau, in 2 voll.

      Germer Baillière 1835 in 8° pp. lxxx,526, xij,752; leg. coeva m.pelle con tit. e filetti in oro al ds., piatti marmor., tagli spruzz.; 2° ediz. rivista, corretta e aumentata dell'opera di questo A. che descrisse e classific? per la prima volta molte specie di malattie della pelle, ill. da 8 tavv. litografiche a colori f.t. protette da veline con circa 30 specie o varietà di malattie della pelle, ed 1 grande tav. più volte ripiegata con l'Arbre des Dermatoses; fior. dovute al tipo di carta. 604/19

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        INDIAN NULLIFICATION Of The UNCONSTITUTIONAL LAWS Of MASSACHUSETTS, Relative to the MARSHPEE TRIBE: or The Pretended Riot Explained

      Boston:: Press of Jonathan Howe,. 1835.. 12mo, in 6s. 7-1/8" x 4-1/2". 1st edition (American Imprints 30095; Field 41; Sabin 1736). 168 pp.. Original publisher&#39;s muslin cloth binding with printed paper title label to spine.. Binding cloth stained & faded. Slight lean to volume. Foxing to. paper. Period prior owner signature. An About VG copy.. After many years in the Army, Apes (who, after 1835, changed the spelling to Apess) took to the cloth, becoming, in 1829, a Methodist preacher. He worked among the Native American Indians in the northeast, 4 years later becoming a vocal advocate for the righting of wrongs done to the Marshpee Indians on Cape Cod by the Government of Massachusetts. Eventually he succeeded, with the legislature adopting "measures removing most of the Indian grievances." . Frontispiece.

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        Miss P. Horton as April [Souvenir print]

      G. Madeley London: G. Madeley, [ca. 1835]. How Quickly We Forget the Past [Horton, Priscilla; also known as Priscilla Reed]. Miss P. Horton as April [Souvenir print]. Lithograph by G.E. Madeley. London: G. Madeley, [ca. 1835]. Octagonal lithograph on paper, nicely hand colored. 7 1/2 x 9 1/2", window mounted on matboard. Slight soiling, 1 1/2" closed tear on bottom margin, repaired. This print pictures Horton in the musical opera at the Strand in 1834 called The Twelve Months probably after the text of Gilbert Abbott a Beckett (1811-1856). Figaro in London review of the Twelve Month performance on December 20, 1834: "The third novelty [of the evening] was the piece so long in preparation, called The Twelve Months, which (owing to the excellence of the acting, the extraordinary beauty of the original and selected music, the correctness and splendour of the costume, as well as the excellence of the scenery and the liberal style of all the minor appointments), was eminently successful. . . . Miss P. Horton as April, executed her share of the music admirably, having evidently studied it with great care, and sang a very sweet song, called The Curfew Bell with much taste and sweetness" (p. 204). A popular singer and agile dancer, Priscilla Horton (1818-1895) should be remembered for her Shakespearean acting and for her role--together with her husband--in establishing the German Reed Entertainments. These productions were important in overcoming Victorian attitudes against theatre-going with their reputable and delightful "family entertainment." These productions also produced some of the first operas of Gilbert and Sullivan. Born in Birmingham, Horton began acting at age 10. In London, she sang and danced from an early age at Vauxhall Garden. She attracted notice in 1834 when she played Kate in Sheridan Knowles' The Beggar of Bethnal Green. She acted a brilliant Ariel in W.C. Macready's Twelfth Night in 1839 and again in 1847 for a benefit to buy and preserve Shakespeare's house at Stratford. From 1840 to 1847, Horton joined Benjamin Nottingham Webster's company at the Haymarket Theatre, where she first played Ophelia in 1840. With her beautiful contralto voice she sang as Philadel in Henry Purcell's King Arthur in 1842 and also the role of Acis in Handel's Acis and Galatea. At the Haymarket Theatre from 1843-47, she appeared in many of the Planche Christmas and Easter pieces. During these years, she also created the girl/boy roles of Myrtina/Fortunio in Planche's Fortunio and His Seven Gifted Servants (1843). Paul Buczkowski writes, "Horton brought a lively intelligence to her roles, and was almost as highly lauded in tragedy (for instance, as Ophelia in Hamlet and the Fool in King Lear) as in comedy. She would appear in most of Planche's later works, substantially enriching them." A contemporary publication, The Athenaeum (March 21, 1840) carried the following review of a production of Hamlet: "The only striking novelty in the performance is the Ophelia of Miss P. Horton, which approaches very nearly to the wild pathos of the original in one scene, and is touching and beautiful in all" (p. 238). In 1855, after she had married the composer Thomas German Reed, Horton and her husband began to present ìMr. and Mrs. German Reed's Entertainments," which consisted of brief, small scale, family friendly comic operas. In the early and mid-Victorian era, the respectable middle classes regarded the theatre in general as sinful. Therefore, the Reeds shrewdly called their establishment the "Gallery of Illustration" and their productions "entertainments" to emphasize their refined propriety. From 1869 through 1875, William S. Gilbert wrote six works which were produced for Thomas German Reed's "Gallery of Illustration." References: Buczkowski, Paul, "J. R. Planche, Frederick Robson, and the Fairy Extravaganza," Marvels and Tales: Journal of Fairy Tale Studies 15, no. 1 (2001): 42B65; Figaro in London, vols. 3 4 (1834). A rare print. Not located at the Shakespeare Folger Library, Harvard Theatre College, or the British Museum. A portrait by Daniel Maclies featuring Priscilla Horton as Ariel in The Tempest (oil on panel; 67.5 x 54.5 cm.) can be found in the collection of the Royal Shakespeare Company (see http://www.rsc.org.uk/explore/collection/the-collection.aspx).

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