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        Narrative of the Arctic Land Expedition

      1836 - BACK, George. Narrative of the Arctic Land Expedition to the Mouth of the Great Fish River and Along the Shores of the Arctic Ocean in the Years 1833, 1834, 1835. London: John Murray, 1836. Thick octavo, period-style half brown calf gilt, original cloth spine label retained, marbled boards. $2500.First edition, octavo issue of this extraordinary account of Back’s journey down the uncharted Great Fish River, with 16 full-page engravings and lithographs produced by Finden and Haghe after drawings by Back himself, and a large folding map, also by Back.“A breathtaking recital of continuous adventure,” George Back’s expedition charted over 1200 miles of new territory and made important observations on the Aurora Borealis, all while working under appalling conditions (Mirsky, 122). The original purpose of the trek was to determine the fate of the second Ross expedition, which had set out in 1829 and was feared lost in the Arctic Ocean. Back, a veteran of the Franklin expeditions, volunteered to lead an overland expedition north along the Great Fish River, which extends from the Rae Strait to the Great Slave Lake in northern Canada, west of Hudson’s Bay. Notified that Ross had returned safely to England, Back was directed to proceed with an expedition of discovery during which he found the river now named for him. “As a literary composition this work may rank higher than any former volume produced by the northern expeditions” (Edinburgh Review). Twelve pages of publisher’s advertisements at rear. Published simultaneously with the scarce quarto large-paper edition of the same year. Arctic Bibliography 851. Staton & Tremaine 1873. Graff 130. Wagner-Camp 58b:1. Field 64. Sabin 2613. Bookplate.Text and plates generally quite clean, light foxing to first few leaves, tape repair to one fold of map. A near-fine copy. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        OEUVRES COMPLETES DE BOSSUET, EVEQUE DE MEAUX - 11 TOMES - 1 + 2 + 3 + 4 + 6 + 7 + 8 + 9 + 10 + 11 + 12 - TOME 5 ABSENT.

      LEFEVRE - GAUME 1836 - RO20194325: 11 TOMES: LIV + 654 + 695 + 747 + 806 + 626 + 598 + 692 + 612 + 585 + 647 + 682 pages - texte en 2 colonnes - plats et contre-plats jaspés - frontispice en noir et blanc sous serpent dans le tome 1 - mouillure dans le tome 10 sans consequence pour la lecture - titre, tomaisons et roulettes dorés au dos - TOME 5 ABSENT. In-8 Relié demi-cuir. Bon état. Couv. convenable. Dos satisfaisant. Intérieur frais Classification Dewey : 840.08-XIX ème siècle [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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      Fort Gibson [Indian Territory], 1836. Quarto, on a folded folio sheet. Old fold lines. Minor soiling. Near fine. Two manuscript letters from fur trader William P. Tillton to friend and business associate William Hempstead, a prominent St. Louis merchant. Tillton (also spelled Tilton) was head of the Columbia Fur Company, founded in 1822, which was bought out by the American Fur Company in 1827. Little else is known about him. Fort Gibson, on the Arkansas River in eastern Oklahoma, was established in 1824 and was a vital military outpost on the western frontier for the next seventy years. The Fort was the terminus point for the Trail of Tears, and was vital to the resettlement of the Five Civilized Tribes in Indian Territory and relations between the tribes and the U.S. government. In the first letter, dated Aug. 15, 1835, Tillton laments a personal loss, writing that he must be the most "unlucky, miserable poor devil in the world; it appears I am a doomed man....The only favor God ever did me he has taken away from me again - I have lost the best, the kindest, the most affectionate and the most noble of womankind, a loss that can never be repaired. Hempstead you know nothing about it, you have not the most distant idea of such a loss and God grant you never may have." He moves on, however, to business matters, noting that he hopes to make a tidy profit from his time in the Territory: "I have always been doing a fair business here and doubt not at the end of the appointment to show a nett profit of at least $30,000 at this post; it [the appointment] expires in two my opinion I am always afraid things are done too loosely elsewhere than here, I wish I had this post to myself and I would soon be rich...." In his second letter, dated July 4, 1836, Tillton forwards a check for $5,000, pulled from his share of the profits. He indicates that he prefer Hempstead not indicate the transaction in his ledger, as Tillton did not wish the use of the funds known: "I have drawn [the check] from the concern as part of my profits and advised March of the same, telling him I had use for it. I do not wish it placed to my credit on your books because I do not care he should know what I wanted of it. If it is worth bank interest to you for six months, use it; and if not, keep it until called for. Should I die in the mean time, advise my mother, Mary M. Tillton, Pittstown, Maine that you have that amount in your hands subject to her order." Two letters from the frontier, both with integral address leaves marked with postage at Fort Gibson, extremely early letters from Oklahoma.

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      John Murray, London 1836 - Dark boards with with blindstamped design and sunned towards edges and spine. Some very minor foxing to few pages. Plate pp 184 detached, but present ; Scarce. SIGNED on front endpaper by the Earl of Ellenborough with his bookplate. Frontispiece of "Interior View of the Khasne". One fold-out map and Numerous tissue guarded b&w illustrations; 8vo; xxviii, map, 331, 4 pages [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

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        La Musique. Farblithographie aus ?Les Maitres de l?Affiche? (rechte untere Ecke mit Trockenstempel). Paris 1900, 31 x 21 cm (37,5 x 29 cm Blattgr.)

      - Vgl. Broido 61 (plate 3).- Jules Chéret (May 31, 1836 - September 23, 1932) was a French painter and lithographer who became a master of Belle Époque poster art. He has been called the father of the modern poster.-# Original vintage color lithograph from ?Les Maitres de l?Affiche?.- In 1895, Cheret created the Maîtres de l'Affiche collection, a significant art publication of smaller sized reproductions featuring the best works of ninety-seven Parisian artists. His success inspired an industry that saw the emergence of a new generation of poster designers and painters such as Charles Gesmar and Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec. One of his students was Georges de Feure.-

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        AN APPEAL IN FAVOR OF THAT CLASS OF AMERICANS CALLED AFRICANS (Association Copy, Noted Abolitionist & Underground Railroad Activist)

      John S. Taylor, New York 1836 - 216 pages. Second edition. This copy was published with the Coleridge quote on the title page, no frontis but two plates in the text (one of which is of handcuffs and leg irons used in the slave trade). Bound in original black, floral, blind-stamped cloth with gilt design and gilt lettering on the spine. THIS COPY IS INSCRIBED "Jos. C. Fuller to his friend Franklin Colvin" on front free end page. Joseph C. Fuller was a noted early abolitionist, serving as a New York State delegate to the World Anti-Slavery Convention held in London in 1840. He was an active correspondent with Gerrit Smith, who at times chided Fuller for his abrasive manner in the service of their common cause, and in fact Fuller was once attacked by a local mob for his views (and as he wrote in the local paper "he sincerely trusts that the mud and missiles which were so abundantly showered on the occasion may make both himself and friends more determined in the good cause"). Fuller was actively involved in the Underground Railroad; his first well-documented activity came in 1841, when he went to Kentucky to purchase a slave with his family of six, and his home in Skaneateles New York (just west of Syracuse) became a regular stop on the way to Auburn, NY and then on to Canada. Fuller's wife Lydia Charlton Fuller was equally devoted to the anti-slavery cause and continued her activity in the Underground Railroad after Fuller's death in 1847. The Fuller home in Skaneateles is on the National Register of Historic Places. The recipient of this book, Franklin Colvin, was from a noted Syracuse family although he has no known involvement with abolitionism. Good plus condition, with some wear to head and heel of spine, rubbing to the corners, some mild internal foxing. Tight copy. Size: 12mo - over 6¾" - 7¾" tall [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        LONG-TAILED DUCK [OLDSQUAW]. [Pl. 312]

      London, 1836. Paper watermarked: "J. Whatman / 1836." Fine. A fine image contrasting the indolence of the two drakes (one in summer and one in winter plumage) as they bask contentedly on the rocks, with the industry of the female Oldsquaw, diligently scouring the water surface for food, as her three young hurry along beside her, anxious not to stray too far from the protection she affords. One drake goes no further then opening an eye to watch the passing scene, the second raises himself from the basking position, and turns his head for a better view. "Owing to their reiterated cries these birds are named "'Noisy Ducks'; but they have various appellations, among others those of 'Old Wives,' and 'Old Squaws.' Although like all sea-ducks, 'Old Wife' swims deeply, it moves with a grace and celerity, which, if not superior to those of any of its tribe, are at least equal; and when the weather is rough, and the waters agitated, it raises its tail in the same manner as the Ruddy Duck and Pintail. When advancing in smooth water, its speed is such as to cause a considerable swell before it, such as sea-faring persons usually call a 'bone.' Like all others of its tribe, it also prefers swimming against both wind and tide, as then it can sooner take wing if necessary. In calm and pleasant is fond of throwing its body almost over, and of pluming itself in that position" - Audubon. "'Long-tailed Duck', the name applied in England to this smart looking sea duck, was the name Audubon used. Oldsquaw, the colorful North American name, derived from local lore, refers to the bird's talkative habits...Another phonetically derived name for it was 'south-southerly.' Oldsquaws are circumpolar, ranging throughout the arctic and sub-arctic regions of both the New World and the Old, resorting to tundra ponds to raise their families. In winter, except for the Great Lakes...they seem to prefer the salt water of the Atlantic and Pacific. They are easily recognized, in flight over the sea, by their white bodies and totally dark wings, the only ducks so patterned" - Peterson.

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        Histoire des Insectes. HYMÉNOPTÈRES.

      - Paris, Roret, 1836-1846. 4 volumes of text & 1 atlas. 8vo (210 x 130mm). pp. (4), 547; (4), 680; (4), 646; viii, 680, with 48 engraved plates, of which 39 finely handcoloured and 9 printed in bistre. Recent black half morocco, spines with green and red gilt lettered labels. Amédée Louis Michel Lepeletier de Saint Fargeau (1770-1845) was a French entomologist. From the year 1833 until his death, he served as president of the Société Entomologique de France. Most of the excellent plates were drawn by Prêtre and have delicate colouring. The work was issued with plain or coloured plates. The present copy is the rare coloured issue. The work was published as part of the series 'Suites à Buffon' by the publisher Roret. The final volume was editied by Aug. Brullé. ". mais son oeuvre essentielle est 'l 'Histoire Naturelle des Insectes Hyménoptères', incluse dans les 'Suites à Buffon'. Cet ouvrage commencé en 1836, restera inachevé et c'est Brullé qui assurera la complète rédaction. Cette Histoire compte 4 volumes totalisant 2500 pages accompagnées de 48 planches. Pour la première fois, il est offert aux spécialistes une étude générale des Hyménoptères, étude qui garde jusqu'à nos jours, valeur de référence" (Lhoste pp. 133-4).Nissen ZBI, 2452. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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      - This very rare and uncommonly beautiful topographical map was made specifically to showcase the Great Review of the Troops of the Russian Army of 1837, which occurred in the vicinity of Voznesensk, New Russia (today in south-western Ukraine). For ten days in September 1837, Tsar Nicholas I and an elite coterie of guests oversaw one of the grandest and most elaborate military exercises ever undertaken and on of the premier high society social events of Europe during its era. This exceptionally detailed map is predicated on advanced trigonometric surveys of Voznesensk and its vicinity, taken by the engineering corps of the Russian army in 1836, made specifically in preparation for the Review. The town of Voznesensk occupies the lower centre of the map, while roads connect numerous named villages and homesteads. The landscape is dotted with many curious details, such as the ‘Cimetière Juif’ (Jewish Cemetery), while gradations of elevation along the area’s numerous ravines are expressed by hachures. In the wake of the Great Review, the spectacle’s lines of the cavalry and infantry formations, as well as artillery positions, were added to the original manuscript topographical survey. Under circumstances that remain somewhat enigmatic, the finished manuscript was sent to the respected Berlin map publisher of Schropp & Co. The quality of the lithography is very high and the full original hand colour is uncommonly resplendent. Even thaough it was clearly issued in only a very limited quantity, examples circulated thought Europe during the succeeding decades, ensuring that the map was both influential and admired in select circles. It is one of the most detailed and fascinating artefacts recording one of the greatest military extravaganzas of the era. Voznesensk & the Tsar’s Army Voznesensk was strategically located at the head of navigation of the Bug River, in what is today southwestern Ukraine. Historically, the region had been on the bellicose frontier between Russia and the Ottoman Empire. The region around Voznesensk was conquered by Russia from Turkey in 1734, while during the succeeding decades up to 1791, the rest of the southern Ukraine progressively came under the control of Russia. From the 18th Century until the Revolution of 1917, the southern Ukraine was known as New Russia (Novorossiya). In the early 19th Century, as the bordering regions of Moldova (Bessarabia) and Romania were still a part of the Ottoman Empire, the western parts of New Russia still found themselves located along a fault line of potential conflict. Strategists in St. Petersburg considered the area to be the ‘soft underbelly’ of the Russian Empire. In response, beginning in 1810, Tsar Alexander I (reigned 1801-25) created a series of military colonies along the Bug and Dnieper rivers, of which Voznesensk was by far the most important. There, the soldiers, many of them cavalrymen, were to live on their own working farms, granted by the tsar, while they formed elite fighting corps, disciplined by rigorous training. As a social experiment, it was hoped that the civilizing effect of giving the men the pride of their own homesteads, bound together in a communal brotherhood, would create a new breed of motivated gentlemen officers. However, the colonies were, from the start, controversial. Some military leaders feared that the colonies would breed ‘broken arrows,’ or renegade bands of highly armed troops, not accountable to high command. The colonies also required the expropriation of land that had long belonged to the Cossacks and other local settlers, ensuring that the programme was viewed with suspicion all across the Ukraine. The jurisdictions of two military colonies are specifically cited on the map, labelled as ‘Onzième arrondissement des Colonies militaires de la Nouvelle Russie’ and ‘Partie du dixième arrondissement des Colonies militaires de la Nouvelle Russie’ The apogee of the military colonies of New Russia came during the reign of Tsar Nicholas

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      Schaffhausen, Switzerland, 1836. Extra lithographic titlepage. Folio. Later three-quarter calf and marbled boards. Scattered light foxing. Very good. A scarce, early German language edition of the historical atlas from Dumont d'Urville's famous Pacific voyage as commander of the Astrolabe, with a complement of sixty important plates of South Sea natives and nautical views. "Dumont d'Urville commanded his first expedition, which was to gain additional information about the principal groups of islands in the Pacific and to augment the mass of scientific data acquired by Louis Duperrey. The Astrolabe sailed south, around the Cape of Good Hope, and arrived at Port Jackson. Proceeding to New Zealand, its coast, especially the southern part of Cook Strait, was surveyed with great care. Tonga and parts of the Fiji Archipelago were explored, then New Britain, New Guinea, Amboina, Tasmania, Vanikoro, Guam, and Java. The return home was by way of Mauritius and the Cape of Good Hope. Huge amounts of scientific materials were collected and published" - Hill. The detailed plates include many scenes of anthropological interest, as well as dramatic views of the Astrolabe under sail. This scarce edition was published in Switzerland and is located on OCLC in only six copies, with only one of those - at the University of Michigan - in the United States (and that copy with the plates only).

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        Abhandlung über Klavier-Saiten-Instrumente, insonderheit der Forte-Pianos und Flügel, deren Ankauf, Beurtheilung, Behandlung, Erhaltung und Stimmung Ein nothwendiges Handbuch für Organisten und Schullehrer, Orgel- und Instrumentenmacher, überhaupt für jeden Besitzer und Liebhaber dieser Art Metall-Saiten-Instrumente

      Weimar, Voigt 1836.. 2. Aufl. Mit 9 lithograph. Tafeln (davon 8 beidseitig bedruckt), pag. 1 - 13, daran anschließend ein weiteres Tafelblatt, unbedruckt, aber verso num. "16" (so komplett). XII, 172 S., 2 Bll. Marmorierter Pappband d. Zt. Besonders wichtig für die Geschichte und Bauweise der Tafelklaviere. - Die erste Tafelseite mit Abbildung verschiedener Stimminstrumente, die restlichen mit Noten. - Gering berieben und bestoßen, gutes Exemplar!

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        Die teutschen, insbesondere die bayerischen und österreichischen Salzwerke; zunächst im Mittelalter; als Anlagen und Bürgschaften des Cultus, der Cultur, des König-, Adel- und Bürgerthums, und der grossen Masse; mit Betrachtungen über das europäische Salzregale, in seiner Entwicklung und Verwicklung.

      - München, G. Jaquet, 1836. 2 parts (bound in 1 volume). Royal-8vo. pp. lx, 132; 388. Contemporary blind limp boards, spine with original printed label. First edition. Divided in two parts, i.e. I: Akademische Abhandlung - II: Anmerkungen, urkundliche Regesten und Erläuterungen darüber. A clean entirely unopended copy. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Welsh Costumes

      London: 96, The Strand: Ackermann & Co, 1836 Plates 5, 6, 9 & 10 from the rare series. original hand-coloured lithographs on grey tinted paper, printed by J Graf, each c265*385mm, three trimmed close at foot with possible loss of titles the 4rth titles Market Day, some mounting marks to versos (not visible through). Taken from 'Sketches of the picturesque character of Great Britain from nature and on stone.' (Not in Abbey or similar). Campion, initially painted landscapes and topographical views but later specialized in military subjects and studies of uniforms. He exhibited ten works at the Society of British Artists from 1829 and was one of the earliest members of the New Watercolour Society (later the Royal Institute of Painters in Water Colours), where, up to 1869, he showed over 400 watercolours and was vice-president from 1839 to 1841. He worked in chalks and watercolour, usually on grey or light brown paper. He taught drawing to private pupils and, from 1841, was instructor of drawing at the Royal Military Academy, Woolwich.

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      Cincinnati, 1836. 12mo. Original publisher's cloth, printed paper label. Label rubbed and chipped. Slight staining to cloth. Ownership signature on front fly leaf. Map clean and crisp. Very good. "The map shows towns, rivers, colonies, grants, Indian villages, mountains, roads, silver mines in Mexico and on the San Saba River, iron ore, copper mine, note on Col. B.R. Milam's death, comments on wild life and topography, salt works on Galveston Bay, site of General Toledo's defeat in 1813....There is also a printed note by D.B. Edwards on the Rio del Norte, its navigability and its possibilities as a southwestern boundary for Texas" - Day. "As a preceptor of Gonzales Seminary and resident of Texas, Edward was well equipped to record his observations accurately" - Graff. "This contemporary history by Edward, notwithstanding some idiosyncrasies of the author, is one of the essential Texas books. It gives a good account of the physical features and towns and products of the Texas of 177 to the end are devoted to the political events from 1832 to about October, 1835..." - Streeter. "Conditions just prior to the Revolution described by an actual observer" - Howes. An early and important work on Texas, with the "Map of Texas.

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        Histoire des Insectes. HYMÉNOPTÈRES.

      - Paris, Roret, 1836-1846. 4 volumes of text & 1 atlas. 8vo (210 x 130mm). pp. (4), 547; (4), 680; (4), 646; viii, 680, with 48 engraved plates, of which 39 finely handcoloured and 9 printed in bistre. Contemporary green half calf, spines with gilt ornaments and lettering, marbled sides; atlas loose in publisher's printed wrappers. Amédée Louis Michel Lepeletier de Saint Fargeau (1770-1845) was a French entomologist. From the year 1833 until his death, he served as president of the Société Entomologique de France. Most of the excellent plates were drawn by Prêtre and have delicate colouring. The work was issued with plain or coloured plates. The present copy is the rare coloured issue. The work was published as part of the series 'Suites à Buffon' by the publisher Roret. The final volume was editied by Aug. Brullé. ". mais son oeuvre essentielle est 'l 'Histoire Naturelle des Insectes Hymenoptères', incluse dans les 'Suites à Buffon'. Cet ouvrage commencé en 1836, restera inachevé et c'est Brullé qui assurera la complète rédaction. Cette Histoire compte 4 volumes totalisant 2500 pages accompagnées de 48 planches. Pour la première fois, il est offert aux spécialistes une étude générale des Hymenoptères, étude qui garde jusqu'à nos jours, valeur de référence" (Lhoste p. 133-4).Nissen ZBI, 2452. [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        Designs for Ornamental Villas. In Ninety-Six Plates

      London: Henry G. Bohn. Good. 1836. Third Edition, Greatly Improved. Hardback. Please note that this is a heavy item and will require extra postage for international shipping.; Pale blk cloth boards; somewhat worn and marked; corners worn. Dk red leather spine; wear to head and tail; a little scuffed; completely detached on RH side; binding exposed, though intact, but a liitle frail. Gilt titling on front and spine still quite bright. Front joint partially exposed. Half-title page discoloured; edges of plates (though not text) discoloured. B/w plates. Intersting article on a Dr Richardson, clearly a campaigner for more sanitary housing, pasted to verso of half-title page. Very interesting look at late-Regency architectural designs. ; 4to (9 1/2" x 12"); 43 + plates pages .

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        Wappenbuch gesamter Burgerschaft der Stadt Bern auf das Jahr 1836.

      (Bern) 1836 - 14 x 11 cm, farb. ill. Titelseite, Eintrag auf Vorsatz: Karl Gruner . im Neujahr 1837, & mit Bleistift: Seit 1966 im Besitz von Esther Sieber - v. Fischer, Küsnacht), 340 (handkol.?) Wappen auf 17 Taf nebst gegenüberliegender Bennung der Geschlechter, 2 leere Wappentafeln zur Aufnahme neuer Mitglieder, brauner Einband, Ecken bestossen

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        The Traveller's Guide Through the State of New-York, Canada, &c. Embracing a General Description of the City of New-York; the Hudson River Guide, and the Fashionable Tour to the Springs and Niagra Falls; with Steam-Boat, Rail-Road, and Stage Routes. Accompanied by Correct Maps

      New York: J. Disturnell, 1836. Folding miniature plan of New York City, two folding maps, engraved frontispiece of New York University. 71 (+1 ad) pp. 1 vols. 12mo. Green cloth, paper label on upper board. Textblock loose in binding, else a clean copy, with desirable miniature plan of NYC. Folding miniature plan of New York City, two folding maps, engraved frontispiece of New York University. 71 (+1 ad) pp. 1 vols. 12mo. Howes N-109; Sabin 96488; Shaw & Shoemaker 37148; Rumsey 4525. Provenance: Alistair Cooke (his postumous bookplate)

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        Insekten der Schweiz, die vorzüglichsten Gattungen je durch eine Art bildlich dargestellt von J. D. Labram. Nach Anleitung und mit Text von Dr. Ludwig Imhoff.

      - Basel, bei den Verfassern und in Commission bei C. F. Spittler, 1836-42. 6 volumes bound in 3. 8vo (170 x 107mm). With 436 (of 454) handcoloured lithographed plates. Contemporary black boards. The work was published in parts and is one of the greatest entomological rarities. Horn & Schenkling call for 454. Our copy lacks 18 plates, of which 1 in the first volume, 4 in the second, and 13 in the 4th. There is no printed title to vols. 4 and 5, the indices of these volumes are in typewriting. No index and title was published for the final part as this was never finished. A few explanatory leaves in old typewriting.The plates are lithographed and finely handcoloured, very much in the style of Jacob Sturm, with the same attention to minute details. Jonas David Labram (1785-1852) was a Swiss botanical artist at Basel. Labram is better known for the illustrations he made for Hegetschweiler's 'Sammlung von Schweizer Pflanzen' & 'Sammlung von Zierpfanzen'. Copies however of his insects of Switzerland, which remained unfinished, are so rare that we have sold only one other copy during the last decades. In the course of years Donald Mac Gillavry, well-known Dutch collector of fine entomological books, tried to complete this copy.Provenance: Bookplate of Donald Mac GillavryNissen ZBI, 2336; Horn & Schenkling 12581. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Louis Braun (1836-1916). Dünenlandschaft, Herzegowina. Öl

      - Louis Braun (1836 Schwäbisch Hall-München 1916). Dünenlandschaft, Herzegowina. Öl auf Leinwand. -- Beschreibung: -- Öl auf Leinwand. unten rechts signiert: "L.Braun", verso von fremder Hand bezeichnet: "Herzegowina". -- Größe/Size: -- 16,6 x 31 cm. -- Zustand: -- Sehr guter Zustand. Inklusive Rahmen. -- Weitere Beschreibung: -- Der für seine großformatigen Schlachten- und Historienbilder berühmte Louis Braun wendet sich in dieser intimen Studie einem recht unscheinbaren Fleckchen Erde zu. Er zeigt uns einen Blick von unten, wie aus einer liegenden oder kauernden Position, auf einen kleinen Hügel. Zum Teil bewachsen von dicken Grasbüscheln und hellgrünen und braunen Bodendeckern erhebt sich rechts, unmittelbar vor uns, der Kegel jener Düne, an deren Spitze der sandige Untergrund zwischen den Pflanzen hervorbricht. Links im Hintergrund erkennen wir einen weiteren begrünten Hügel, dessen bräunliche Spitze in den am hellblauen Himmel gemächlich ziehenden Wolkenbändern verschwindet. Diese Landschaft enthält weder Bedrohliches noch Absonderliches. Sie ist geprägt von einem umfassenden Gefühl der Sorglosigkeit und Harmonie, etwas, das der Kriegsmaler Braun in jungen Jahren wohl selten verspürt haben mag und daher diese heiteren Momente umso mehr zu schätzen wusste. Achtundzwanzigjährig dokumentierte er in eindringlichen Studien deutsch-dänische Schlachtfelder mit toten Soldaten, Pferden, dem umherliegenden Kriegsgerät und heranziehenden Aasfressern auf erschütternd offene Weise. Und auch in den folgenden Jahren nahm er als Kriegszeichner und Berichterstatter an verschiedenen Kriegen der Deutschen teil. Die Faszination für die Schlachten mag von der durch den Bruder Reinhold erweckten Vorliebe für die Pferdemalerei und durch das Studium bei Bernhard Neher und der Zusammenarbeit mit dem württembergischen Hofmaler Josef Anton Gegenbaur geförderten Interesse an historischen Stoffen herrühren. Das ausschlaggebende Erlebnis für ihn, sich in seinem späteren Werk hauptsächlich Gemälden solchen Inhalts zuzuwenden, war jedoch offenbar im Alter von 23 Jahren die Aufnahme in das Atelier des Schlachten- und Historienmalers Horace Vernet in Paris, wo er Gelegenheit hatte, die Arbeit an den großen Schlachtenbildern für Napoleon III. mitzuverfolgen. Nachdem er Paris verlassen, sich bis in die sechziger Jahre auf Wanderschaft weitergebildet und einen Ruf als Militärmaler geschaffen hatte, zog er als Kriegsmaler zu verschiedenen Zeiten ins Feld. Doch sollte es nicht diese Tätigkeit sein, die seinen Ruhm begründete. In den Siebziger Jahren wurde er durch seine Panoramen, den großformatigen Historien- oder Schachtenbildern in eigens dafür erbauten Panoramengebäuden, berühmt. Er schuf insgesamt acht Großpanoramen, unter ihnen die Schlacht von Sedan (1879-81) in Frankfurt am Main, das Panorama deutscher Kolonien (1886) in Berlin und in Zürich die Schlacht bei Murten (1894). [Attributes: Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

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        Le monete delle antiche famiglie di Roma fino all'Imperadore Augusto inclusivamente co' suoi zecchieri dette comunemente consolari. Disposte per ordine alfabetico raccolte per collezione ed interpretate colle rispettive figure accuratamente eseguite e coll'esposizione in ultimo delle incerte e degli assi gravi e sue parti di cui si daran pure le impronte e per tutte il grado di rarità e prezzo rispettivo

      dalla Stamperia e Cartiera del Fibreno, Napoli 1836 - Abrasioni ai piatti leggerissime gore d\'acqua al margine delle prime carte naturali fioriture sparse VIII + 9-223 + (4) + 56 tavv. Calcografiche p. 265x214 mm già m.pelle con titolo oro sul dorso

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        Manuel Complet de l'Amateur de Roses, leur monographie, leur histoire et leur culture

      Librairie Encyclopedique de Roret, Paris 1836 - (5 3/4 x 3 3/4 inches). 15 plates (14 hand colored stipple engravings, 1 folding black and white plate). Publisher's ads in the rear. Publisher's lettered wrappers. (Some splits at spine, minor losses at edges of wrappers) Rare colored issue of a charming 19th century French manual on the cultivation and history of the rose. This small manual on the rose is generally found with the plates uncolored; the present example is a coloured issue with period, delicate hand coloring to the stipple engravings. [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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      London, Richard Bentley, 1836.VERY EARLY COMPLETE SET OF JANE AUSTENS WORKS, SECOND EDITION 1836 - 1837, in Bentley's Standard Novels series, first published in 1833. 6 novels in 5 volumes, complete set, 8vos, approximately 170 x 105 mm, 6½ x 4¼ inches, each volume has an engraved frontispiece and a vignette on the title page, pages: Sense and Sensibility (1837), xv, [1], 331, [1]; Pride and Prejudice (1836), [4], 340; Emma (1836), [2], 435, [1]; Mansfield Park (1837), [4], 424; Northanger Abbey with Persuasion (1837), [4], 212, (2), (215) - 440, all with half - titles except Emma. Rebound in modern quarter dark blue morocco over marbled boards, marbling matching the marbled edges, gilt dividing line to boards, 5 raised bands to spine, gilt rules, red and black contrasting gilt lettered morocco labels, new black endpapers. Sense and Sensibility: light browning and foxing to margins of frontispiece and engraved title page, light offsetting from frontispiece onto title page, ink name at top of engraved title page, a few very pale fox spots on margins of engraved title page to Pride and Prejudice, pale offsetting from frontispiece onto engraved title page of Emma, Mansfield Park and Northanger Abbey, 20 mm (¾") closed tear to top margin of the engraved title page of Emma, another to lower margin of page 19 in Northanger Abbey, both have neat old repairs with no loss, very faint narrow strip of damp staining to edges of frontispiece and engraved title page of Northanger Abbey. Otherwise a very good clean set. See XIX Century Fiction by Michael Sadleir, Volume 2, page 104 - 105; A Bibliography of Jane Austen by David Gilson, page 225 - 226. MORE IMAGES ATTACHED TO THIS LISTING, ALL ZOOMABLE. POSTAGE AT COST.

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      Columbia [Tx], 1836. Old folds from mailing, two small remnants of old red wax seal. Small hole from a seal, not affecting text. Two small tears near a cross-fold, affecting five letters of text. In very good condition. An outstanding letter from Sam Houston, one of the towering figures in Texas history, written just days after he became President of the Republic of Texas, and a little more than six months after he led Texian forces to victory at the Battle of San Jacinto, which secured the independence of Texas from Mexico. Houston was elected President of the Republic of Texas on Sept. 5, 1836, then took office on October 22, succeeding David Burnet, who had been interim President the previous seven months. In this letter Houston notes that "the eyes of the world are upon us," and that Texas is but an "infant Republic just emerging from the political season" with "difficulties and dangers on every side." He goes on to assert, however, that "these difficulties and dangers have been gloriously surmounted, and the bright star of Texian independence is seen moving rapidly onward to the meridian of its glory." Houston makes reference to his victory at San Jacinto, his initial disinclination to seek office, and exhibits gratitude to the people of Texas in investing him with their confidence by making him president of the fledgling Republic. Significantly, Houston writes: "the people of Texas have shown through the ballot box at the late election that they are decidedly in favor of annexation to the United States, and it is a matter worthy to be made known throughout your country." This is a remarkably early pronouncement from Houston on the desirability of annexing Texas to the United States, a subject to which Houston returned in his address to the Texas Legislature in May 1837. He discusses the "common ancestry" of the peoples of both nations, urges Hayward to use the American press to lobby for annexation, and lauds Texas as a market for goods and produce from the United States. Houston closes the letter by attacking his predecessor and political enemy, former Texas President David Burnet, whom he calls "a poor dog, and I believe a very bad man, if not corrupt." Burnet and Houston were longstanding antagonists, and they would face each other again in a contentious campaign for President of Texas in 1841. The animosity between the two became so great, Burnet challenged Houston to a duel, which the latter declined. Houston wrote this letter to Elijah Hayward, a prominent Ohio lawyer and former judge of the Ohio Supreme Court, who had recently resigned his position as Commissioner of the General Land Office in Washington, D.C. The relationship between Houston and Hayward is unclear, though the tone of this letter is certainly warm. Houston wrote this letter from Columbia, Texas, which served as the capital of the Republic of Texas from September to December, 1836. The bulk of the letter is in a secretarial hand; Houston, always an erratic speller, generally preferred to dictate official correspondence. He writes: "Dear Sir, I have just received your letter of the 6th August, and it gives me much pleasure to know that although far removed from the most of my old friends in the United States, they still evince some interest in my own prosperity and an anxious solicitude for the success of the great cause of political and religious liberty in Texas. "The eyes of the world are upon us, and the events of the last twelve months have excited the generous sympathies of any patriot heart. We are an infant Republic just emerging from the political season, dark and gloomy have been our prospects, difficulties and dangers have attended on every side, but that gloom has in a great measure been dissipated, these difficulties and dangers have been gloriously surmounted, and the bright star of Texian independence is seen moving rapidly onward to the meridian of its glory. It is indeed enough for one man to have been the leader of that noble band who achieved the ever memorable victory of San Jacinto, and under the influence of that [feeling?] I had determined to hold no office under the government other than that which I then held, and to retire from that as soon as the circumstances of my country would permit to the powerful shades of private life, but the continued and increasing confidence of a grateful people has forced me from that determination, and by an almost unanimous voice called me to occupy the highest station within their gift. Placed in that peculiar position with regard to the other nations of the earth, many important duties necessarily devolve on me, some in the performance of which difficulties must be encountered, but relying with perfect confidence upon our ability to sustain the principles we have [ordained?] I have reason to hope for the best results. "The people of Texas have shown through the ballot box at the late election that they are decidedly in favor of annexation to the United States, and it is a matter worthy to be made known throughout your country, that with the exception of about forty votes they are unanimous on that subject, and so nearly are as allied in feeling and interest in a geographical point of view, and springing as we do from our common ancestry, if it be but accomplished it cannot fail to produce the happiest consequences. I think much might be done to facilitate this grand object through the public press, would our friends in different parts of the union take the matter in hand and urge its importance upon the people, particularly the people of these western states who are accustomed to look to New Orleans as the only market for their produce, for even now, could it find its way here a portion by no means inconsiderable of this surplus, would meet with a ready sale at infinitely better prices than can be obtained in any part of the United States." The following two sentences as well as the salutation, signature, and postscript are all written in Houston's hand: "Burnet is a poor dog, and I believe a very bad man, if not corrupt. Major Ford [Famous Texas soldier and ranger John S. 'Rip' Ford], is a clever sort of man and shall be provided for. Truly your friend, Sam Houston / write often to me! H." This letter is not included in THE WRITINGS OF SAM HOUSTON, 1813-1863, edited by Amelia Williams and Eugene Barker, and we are unable to locate any letters with similar content written by Houston during this period. An outstanding Sam Houston letter, written just days into his presidency of the Republic of Texas, displaying confidence in the future of the Republic, looking forward to its annexation by the United States, and belittling his political adversary.

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      [Various places at sea and in port in the Indian Ocean, Gulf of Siam, and China Sea, as described below], 1836. Title-leaf and the following text leaf with a long repaired tear; some slight edge wear or staining to the leaves. In very good condition. In an oblong half morocco and cloth clamshell case, spine gilt. An absolutely outstanding American naval manuscript, this is the journal kept by Midshipman Henry Cadwalader for the first nine months of his voyage as part of the United States Navy's East India Squadron. Cadwalader sailed on the U.S.S. Peacock, the flagship of the squadron, and on the U.S.S. Enterprise, the squadron's supporting schooner. The journal is rich with his observations on the places he visited, including Zanzibar, Bombay, Ceylon, and Batavia. Though he went to sea as a teenager, Cadwalader seems to have been well educated (he was a scion of a notable Philadelphia family), and his journal is well written and lively, filled with keen observations of his life on board ship and of the various places he visited on his voyage. The journal gives an excellent picture of life at sea for a young man in the 1830s. Cadwalader is reflective and introspective, yet keenly observant of his surroundings and of the character of the men on his ship and of the natives and British colonizers he encountered. His journal is also an exceptionally early account by an American of Zanzibar, India, and Indonesia. In all, it is one of the most interesting, textured, and detailed American naval manuscripts we have ever encountered. Henry Cadwalader (1817-44) came from a distinguished military lineage: his grandfather, Brig. Gen. John Cadwalader, commanded Pennsylvania troops in several important Revolutionary War battles, and his father, Major General Thomas Cadwalader, commanded a Pennsylvania militia brigade during the War of 1812. Henry Cadwalader was appointed a midshipman in the U.S. Navy on December 13, 1832 and became a "passed midshipman" on July 8, 1839. At the time he undertook this voyage to the East, he was only in his late teens, and very early in his naval career. The Enterprise and the Peacock sailed on an expedition to the Indian Ocean and East Indies for the purpose of obtaining information and negotiating treaties of friendship and commerce with Eastern powers. Among the places the ships visited over the course of the three- year cruise were Muscat, Oman, Ceylon, India, Java, Siam, Cochin, China, the Bonin Islands, Hawaii, Mexico, and California. Cadwalader began his voyage in the Enterprise, but transferred to the commanding ship of the expedition, the Peacock, at Bombay. Cadwalader's journal covers the first nine months of the voyage, from New York to Bangkok. The journal begins with a manuscript titlepage which includes a list of the officers on board the Enterprise, with Henry Cadwalader listed as one of four midshipmen. The text opens with an entry noting that the Peacock and Enterprise departed Rio de Janeiro bound for the East Indies on Sunday, July 12, 1835. Cadwalader writes that he expects to be transferred at some point to the Peacock, and spends the opening passages of his journal describing life on board the schooner. These initial entries give an excellent impression of life on board an American naval vessel for a teenaged midshipman, describing Cadwalader's daily duties, the drudgery, hazards, and joys of life on board ship, and conveying a youthful sense of wonder at the world. For example, in an entry for August 8, he writes: "Had the morning watch - scrubbed decks & paint work, &c. At 7 bells drank a cup of coffee with [Midshipman] Forbes sitting on the Bitts. Came below at about quarter of 9, washed & eat breakfast, mended my clothes, stowed my locker & read a little Shakespeare. Did not feel well - a swelling under my throat. I had caught cold from sleeping in a wet hammock." Cadwalader's illness became so bad that he had to be treated by the First Lieutenant, and he writes: "I am as weak as a cat, can hardly do anything for myself, and my face is so extremely altered that no one would recognize me - the skin is all coming off so that I shall have an entire new & clear covering to my face...The Dr. makes me drink a bottle of porter every day and I live in the wardroom." Along with Shakespeare Cadwalader also notes that he read GIL BLAS in the original French, "for it improves one in the French language, which is decidedly the most useful in the world." Cadwalader is often critical of the command style of the captain of the Enterprise, A.S. Campbell. In an entry of August 25, 1835 he writes: "The Capt. amuses me more than anyone else. He stays on deck all day doing nothing but fidget about. He looks as if he wanted to quarrel with someone & had nobody to quarrel with. He has nothing to employ his mind & therefore is miserable or rather nervous. A man without resources to pass his time certainly is unfriendly to himself, for he must have what is called the 'Blue- devils' or a 'what shall I do with myself to day' to pass my time." Cadwalader remarks several times in his journal on Captain Campbell's drinking, and the way it affected his command. Life on board ship is a constant backdrop of Cadwalader's journals, and his depictions of shipboard activities, chores, personalities, and conflicts are one of the great merits of his writing. For example, in his entry of September 4 (fifty-five days out from Rio), he writes: "Kept the middle watch - a most beautiful night almost as light as day, but my mouth was so parched & dry for want of water that I could not speak the truth. Our allowance now is 1/2 a gallon a day, man & officers and in a warm climate it is not enough & we had used all our water during the day...there is a great deal of work going on, at this time on board, painting & blacksmithing work, which they are anxious to get done before going into port. All that we are in want of now is is getting horribly warm but it will be much more so before this cruize is over." On September 30 he writes: "Forbes [a midshipman] has applyed [sic] to leave the Birth deck, as he has been on it now upwards of 2 months & I think it is more than probable that I will have to relieve him there - however I have not heard anything about it. Yesterday we had one of the hams for dinner that we got in Zanzibar from the English brig - put up in tin it was spoiled & stunk most horridly. Mr. Page [First Lieutenant] made a request - 'that we would be much obliged if we would have it thrown overboard' - but Mr. Forbes thought that it was very fine & he ate a great deal of it." In his journal entry for September 11, 12, and 13, Cadwalader notes that they saw land and thought that it was Zanzibar. In fact it was the island of Pemba, not far from Zanzibar off the east coast of Africa. Cadwalader includes a nice pen and ink view of the island in the journal. By the afternoon of September 14 they were near the island of Zanzibar, and he includes a sketch of the "town of Zanzibar from the harbor." He also describes a visit to the Enterprise by a representative of the prince of Zanzibar: "In a little while the Capt. of the port came alongside in a large 76 oared boat pulled by Mahomedan riggers with turbans on their heads. We were surprised when he came over the gangway to hear him say in very good English indeed 'how do you do, I am very glad to see you' & shook hands. He took a letter from his pocket for the Capt. from Com. Kennedy. The Peacock had sailed here 5 days ago from Muskat [i.e. Muscat] & had a passage of 54 days from Rio, 10 days less than we had. She left orders for us to get in water & provisions & proceed immediately to Bombay. The Capt. asked him down in to the cabin and he sat there for more than an hour. He was a fine looking man, about 6 feet very dark complexion, fine large eyes, and a large black beard. He was dressed as all Mahomedans of his rank are, with a fine turban of different coloured silk, an outer robe of very fine snuff coloured cloth and his under garments were of the finest white [?] edged around with lace. His feet were bare but were protected from the ground by a pair of wooden sandals that had a leather strap up between his toes. He wore spectacles & altogether he was a very fine looking man. Another peculiarity was his teeth which were very large and fine, and his gums of bright vermilion, but his teeth were jet black!!! evidently died [sic] so." In all, the Enterprise spent nearly a week at Zanzibar, and Cadwalader devotes several pages in his journal to describing his experiences there, including descriptions of walks he made around the island. In his entry for September 17 he describes a visit to the royal palace to meet the prince of Zanzibar: "On the morning of the 17th I accompanied Capt. Campbell, Mr. Sharpe, the Dr. & Mr. Waldron to see the young prince. We fired a salute of 17 guns, which was returned by the frigate of the town.....At the door we were met by the young prince & about 60 or 70 attendants with their scimitars....We were all of us presented to him. He was distinguished enough & led the way proudly towards the Audience Chambers. This was a large apartment, very high ceiling, the walls white, there was little furniture in the room, nothing but a large chandelier in the centre & the chairs set all round. The floor was white marble. I was as much disappointed in the appearance of the young Prince as I was in the Palace. I expected to see something magnificent but it is a very common looking building outside, with a flag staff in front of it, the national flag flying, which is a field of red, the same as the Red Rovers. The prince is a very common looking boy, only 17 years old, large sleepy eyes, very thin and not at all good looking. He was dressed well but not as I expected to see a prince. His turban was neatly tied & his clothes rather finer than those worn by the generality of Arabs. He wore a scimitar of beautiful workmanship mounted with gold & embossed work on it....The young prince said that he would always remember the Commodore Kennedy with pleasure & do everything in his power for the Americans whenever they came in here. After sitting about 20 minutes a black eunuch came in with another slave & handed us coffee in gold cup...." The Enterprise departed Zanzibar on September 20, bound for Bombay, where they arrived in mid-October. Cadwalader reports that the Enterprise was the first American man-of-war ever to visit Bombay, having arrived there ahead of the Peacock. There were several American trading vessels in port and dry docks including the ship Shepherdess of Salem, which had brought ice along with other goods. The Enterprise elicited a good deal of curiosity from the residents of Bombay, many of whom came aboard the ship. Of Bombay, Cadwalader writes: "I like the place very much indeed. The harbour is a fine one & a good deal of fun on shore, the people are very hospitable...I had an opportunity of seeing the dry docks, they are large enough to hold 5 line of battle ships. They are exactly on the same plan as the one in Norfolk, but not half so fine in workmanship, nor so well worth seeing. They belong to the E[ast] I[ndia] Company." He includes a description of a dinner hosted on shore by English officers and remarks on the hospitality and lavishness of the affair. Cadwalader also reports that two members of the Enterprise crew deserted the ship while at Bombay, and that he was part of a party sent after them. The men were eventually caught, court-martialed, and whipped as punishment. On September 23 the Peacock arrived in Bombay, the first time they had seen the flagship since they departed Rio de Janeiro. The Peacock had been damaged when it ran aground on a small island some 250 miles from Muscat, and it was necessary to pull it in for repairs while in Bombay. Cadwalader took the opportunity to apply for a transfer to the Peacock, and visited the town several times during their long stay: "I have been on shore frequently. It is delightful in the afternoon to take a walk on the esplanade and see the officers riding about. The town is walled and there are sentries at all the gates. There is two regiments of native soldiers here under pay of the company. After dark you get into one of the Buggies outside of the gates & go out north to Dungaree green. The roads are beautiful & they drive very fast. There is all kinds of 'casts' [sic] here and all kinds of religions, fire worshippers, 'sons of Hafed.' You may see them coming down to the water in the morning in droves to wash their faces, feet & hands. They dare not take or eat anything that is touched by a Christian or they lost their 'cast.' There is a fellow on shore now who is in this way. He is doomed to hold a flower pot in his hand for 30 years - it is his God - he has been so for 15 years & has as much longer to stay. His nails on his fingers are about a foot long and curled round, and he holds the pot out at arms length. When the flower dies he is to be killed. There is another one that is hung up by a silver hook from his 3rd rib for a certain length of time, I do not remember how many years." On November 4, Cadwalader received his orders to transfer to the Peacock, "the flagship of Commodore E.P. Kennedy, commanding the East India & Asiatic squadron (consisting of this ship & the Schooner)." Finally repaired, the Peacock, with Cadwalader on board, departed Bombay in early December, heading south and east. Over the next several weeks the ship visited a number of places, including the island of "Elephanta," where Cadwalader and his mates toured the famed caves with their Hindu statuary, and the island of Ceylon, where they docked for nearly two weeks at the harbor of Colombo. The Peacock stayed there longer than expected because, according to Cadwalader, Commodore Kennedy found the harbor so hospitable. While anchored there they were visited by local vendors selling trinkets: "In a very short time after anchoring the ship was filled with peddlers having stones, shells, rings, jewels, boxes, & jewelry of almost every description. There are no very pretty things among them & all of very bad workmanship. At first they ask a most enormous price but you can generally get anything for 6 or 8 times less than the first price. Here I bought 2 small models of boats of this country." Cadwalader also includes a description of the town of Colombo, including a visit to a very large cinnamon plantation owned by Mr. Laird, the "fort adjutant," and describes several parties thrown for the Americans by the English residents. From Ceylon they sailed for Batavia, (now called Jakarta) on the island of Java, arriving there on January 12. The Peacock and Enterprise remained in Batavia for just over a month, and Cadwalader took the opportunity to make several visits to the town and surrounding country, giving long descriptions of the people and places he saw there. He made the acquaintance of the American consul at Batavia, and remarks on the Dutch presence in the colony: "Batavia is a regular Dutch place & the natives have adopted the Dutch costume. Many of the houses look like those old buildings you see in New York & Albany. Canals running in every direction about the town. Some of the country houses are very pretty & shaded with green trees & gravel walks & are very neat & cool. The grand square & the palace for the Governor or Resident is a very large stone building facing on the square in the centre of which is a monument with a lion & his foot resting on a ball. What the monument meant to represent I could not find out....We saw a detachment of a Dutch convict Regiment, they were dressed in a green frock coat with yellow worsted belts and a heavy black cap with a large black feather....The uniform was very warm looking & not at all suited to a climate like this. The men were all transported from their own country on account of some rascalities committed there and sentenced to serve so many years in this Regiment, some for life." The Peacock departed Batavia and sailed north for the China Sea, arriving in the Gulf of Siam in late March. On April 6, Cadwalader boarded a junk for the passage up the river to Bangkok. The journal concludes on April 7, 1836 with Cadwalader having arrived in Bangkok. An absolutely outstanding American naval journal kept by a young midshipman, with fine details of life aboard ship and giving excellent observations of several ports in the Indian Ocean and the East Indies.

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      [Monterey, 1836. Old folds and some wrinkling. Small hole in left margin, not affecting text. Near fine. In a cloth chemise and half morocco and cloth folding box, spine gilt. A remarkably early and important California imprint, this is the official notice of California's Declaration of Independence from the central Mexican government. This is one of only five known copies of this document, and the only one that is signed in manuscript. Juan Alvarado and his "Californio" cohorts toppled the Mexican military authorities at Monterey on Nov. 3, 1836. In the present proclamation the new government declares itself independent from Mexico "for as long as the Federal system it adopted in 1824 remains unrestored." The California rebels were revolting against a Centralist system of government that ruled without much consideration for the outlying provinces, and they hoped that a return to the Federal system would return more autonomy to the states. The Declaration sets up a full government for California, including a system for appointing leaders, establishing a legislature, and creating a constitution. The third provision of this Declaration establishes the Roman Catholic church as the only faith that may be publicly practiced, but also notes that citizens will not be persecuted for the private practice of other faiths. Occurring in the same year as the Texas Revolution - though more conservative in nature - the actions of the Californians clearly showed the ineffectiveness of centralized Mexican control of the states. The text is signed in print at the end by Juan Albarado (i.e. Alvarado), who led the independence movement and declared himself governor, serving in that role until 1842; José Castro, who served as Alvarado's military chief; Antonino Buelna; and José Antonio Noriega. The present copy also bears the manuscript signatures of Alvarado, Castro, and Noriega, below their printed names. Alvarado served as governor of California until he was removed in 1842, then staged another successful revolt against governor Manuel Micheltorena in 1844, ruling until the Bear Flag Revolt and John C. Fremont toppled him in 1846. This broadside is also significant from a printing history standpoint, as it is the second imprint by the second printer in California, Santiago Aguilar. California's first printer, the famed Agustin Zamorano, was forced into exile by Alvarado and Castro on Nov. 4, 1836, three days before the date of this broadside, and they installed Aguilar in his place. Aguilar himself would be thrown out of his position a few months later, when he backed the wrong side in a political revolt in Monterey. Greenwood locates the Streeter copy, as well as copies at the Huntington and Bancroft libraries. There is also a copy at the archives in Mexico City. The Streeter copy brought $4500 at the Streeter sale in 1968. Rare and very desirable, documenting a landmark moment in the political history of California.

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      Lexington, Ky., 1836. Original tan muslin, printed paper label. Some wear to cloth. Bookplate on front pastedown. Some light foxing. Very good. The Hooker map is clean and crisp. This is Mrs. Holley's second book on Texas, intended as a practical and informative guide for emigrants to the area. Despite the title, which is similar to the author's Baltimore 1833 book, this is a completely different work. Jenkins calls it "a much more important book." Included herein is a general history of Texas to May 5, 1836, a printing of the Texas and Mexican constitutions, Stephen Austin's farewell address of March 7, and specific information regarding settlements, towns, business and banking matters, transportation and communication facilities, etc. While her earlier book served to promote the enthusiastic interest of prospective emigrants to Texas, Mrs. Holley in this work provides the hard facts of what they would find there. As Stephen F. Austin's cousin, she was in a position to know. The Hooker "Map of the State of Coahuila and Texas" was published several times, with revisions to reflect the changing face of Texas. This edition is quite striking, with the grants colored. There are numerous additions to this map over past issues. Though the 1833 Holley commands a higher price than the 1836, the 1836 is seldom offered on the rare book market. This copy bears the bookplate of Joaquin Garcia Icazbalceta (1825-94), the noted Mexican historian, bibliographer, and philologist.

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        The history of Texas; or, the emigrant's, farmer's, and politician's guide to the character, climate, soil, and productions of that country: geographically arranged from personal observations and experiences

      stereotyped and published by J. A. James & Co., Cincinnati 1836 - First edition, 12mo, pp. xii, 13-336; folding map by E.F. Lee hand- colored in outline; very minor foxing; a near fine, tight copy in original green floral-patterned cloth, printed paper label on spine. "Conditions just prior to the Revolution described by an actual observer" (Howes). "This contemporary history by Edward, not withstanding some idiosyncrasies of the author, is one of the essential Texas books" (Streeter).Graff 1208; Howes E48; Sabin 21886; Streeter 344. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Reports and Documents connected with the Proceedings of the East-India Company in regard to the Culture and Manufacture of Cotton-Wool, Raw Silk, and Indigo, in India.:

      London printed by Order of the East-India Company. 1836 - A very good copy in original cloth, new spine to match, original label laid down. College library blind stamp on title. Occasional contemporary ink annotation. First edition, pp.xxvii, 431, 4 plates; xliii, 222; viii, 96.

      [Bookseller: John Randall (Books of Asia), ABA, ILAB]
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        Capt T Nicholl, 1st Bengal Artillery, Miniature Portrait Dated 1836. Nicholl Was Killed in the First Afghan War on the Retrat From Kabuk at Jagdallak

      India 1836 - Captain Thomas Nicholl, 1st Troop, 1st Brigade, Bengal Horse Artillery. A miniature painting of the Company School, watercolour on card, 5 x 6ins, indistinctly signed By J. and dated 1836. The miniature is unevenly faded where the sunlight has reached the main portrait but not the edges which have been behind the gilt slip beneath the glass. The picture is still in the contemporary or slightly later deep gilt frame, overall size 9 x 11 ins and 2.5 ins in depth. The backing board has an old label identifying the sitter. The portrait shows the officer bust length wearing the mess jacket of the illustrious and highly regarded Bengal Horse Artillery, blue with red facings and gilt lace. Captain Thomas Nicholl was commissioned into the Bengal Horse Artillery in 1831 and was serving with the 1st Troop of the 1st Brigade during the First Afghan War when he was killed in action commanding the troop during the retreat from Kabul. To quote from a History of the The First Afghan War "An entire gun detachment of 1/1 Ben HA perished rather than lose their gun and the troop lost 30 of its weakened strength.Jagdallak was reached on the 11th [Jan 1841] and there Captain Nicholl, commanding the troops, was killed together with another 26 gunners. Before he was killed Nicholl, with a party of his gunners, had been acting as cavalry and had charged and routed a body of mounted Afghans. Very few left Jagdallak for Gandamak on the 13th, when Stewart and the gallant Sergeant Mulhall, the last gunners alive, were killed. The First of the First had ceased to exist." Size: 5 x 6ins Image, 9 x 11ins Frame

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        Specimen des ecritures modernes; comprenant les romaines fleuronnees, gothiques nouvelles, fractures, francaises, anglaise, italienne et allemande

      Strasbourg: Simon, 1836. Hardcover. Good+, ex-library, with typical labels and stamps, plates unstamped, binding solid, a few pages with foxing spots, more have darkened edges.. Red buckram boards, three sets of plates 40, 40, and 38 plates, mostly bw, some color. Large and heavy. Three sets of drawings and calligraphy. First section is largely lettering, the second mostly ancien manuscript and illumination, and the third includes more modern designs.

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      London, Richard Bentley, 1836.. VERY EARLY COMPLETE SET OF JANE AUSTENS WORKS, SECOND EDITION 1836-1837, in Bentley's Standard Novels series, first published in 1833. 6 novels in 5 volumes, complete set, 8vos, approximately 170 x 105 mm, 6½ x 4¼ inches, each volume has an engraved frontispiece and a vignette on the title page, pages: Sense and Sensibility (1837), xv, [1], 331, [1]; Pride and Prejudice (1836), [4], 340; Emma (1836), [2], 435, [1]; Mansfield Park (1837), [4], 424; Northanger Abbey with Persuasion (1837), [4], 212, (2), (215)-440, all with half-titles except Emma. Rebound in modern quarter dark blue morocco over marbled boards, marbling matching the marbled edges, gilt dividing line to boards, 5 raised bands to spine, gilt rules, red and black contrasting gilt lettered morocco labels, new black endpapers. Sense and Sensibility: light browning and foxing to margins of frontispiece and engraved title page, light offsetting from frontispiece onto title page, ink name at top of engraved title page, a few very pale fox spots on margins of engraved title page to Pride and Prejudice, pale offsetting from frontispiece onto engraved title page of Emma, Mansfield Park and Northanger Abbey, 20 mm (¾") closed tear to top margin of the engraved title page of Emma, another to lower margin of page 19 in Northanger Abbey, both have neat old repairs with no loss, very faint narrow strip of damp staining to edges of frontispiece and engraved title page of Northanger Abbey. Otherwise a very good clean set. See XIX Century Fiction by Michael Sadleir, Volume 2, page 104-105; A Bibliography of Jane Austen by David Gilson, page 225-226. MORE IMAGES ATTACHED TO THIS LISTING, ALL ZOOMABLE. POSTAGE AT COST.

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        Baumreiche Landschaft mit Felsen und kleinem Wasserfall.

      - Pinsel in Sepia, über leichter Bleistiftskizze, auf festem chamoisfarbenem Velin, unten signiert und datiert „Kreins 1836". 19,9:26,1 cm. Provenienz: Sammlung Holtkott, nicht bei Lugt. Kreins war als Zeichner, Lithograph und Graveur tätig. Seit 1830 bekleidete er in Brüssel den Posten eines Graveurs am Kriegsdepot. Er fertigte Illustrationen für Zeitschriften und Lafontaine’s Fabeln. Seine Landschaftzeichnungen sind in der Regel, wie die hier vorliegende, in Sepia ausgeführt.

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        REUVENS, DE VRIES, BLUSSE, GUIJE, LIOTARD--- Album amicorum in 4° formaat, zonder band, van Maria Everdina Reuvens (Leiden 1823 - 's Gravenhage 1914), echtgenote van G. de Vries, met ruim 30 bijdragen in de vorm van teksten, tekeningen, knipwerk, silhouetten etc., uit de jaren 1836-1855.

      "De bijdragen uit 1836-1840 veelal te Maastricht geschreven. Bijdragen van: grootmoeder J.P. Blusse-Maironet, M.L. Reuvens (5 tekeningen waaronder waarschijlijk het portret van Marie de Vries-Reuvens d.d. 1855), L.A. Reuvens; J. en L. Schmalhausen, V.H. Guije en Eugenie Guije; A. Storm van 's Gravesande, wed. van Goor den Oosterlingh; W.H. Dillon; Abraham Blusse; gasten op het huwelijk dd.17-5-1837 van H.P. Visser en H.P. Blusse (v. Marle, v. Beest Holle, Maris, de Court); W.I. Gordon; H. Roodbeen; T. Scheidius; papa; J.L.E. Simon Thomas; J.B. Josi; J.F. Liotard en Marie Anne Liotard; J.H. Heringa wed. Clarisse; Carl J. Hoffmann d'Orville, M.A. Spoelstra, M. Schmidt Crans. M10429".

      [Bookseller: Antiquariaat A.G. VAN DER STEUR]
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        FRIEDRICH AUGUST II. u. MARIA, König u. Königin v. Sachsen (1797-1854;1805-1877) Ganzfiguren nach viertelrechts, stehend in Uniform bzw. im schulterfreien Kleid mit Perlenschmuck, rechts Blick auf Dresden mit Elbbrücke, Frauen- und Hofkirche, unten Inschrift.

      - Lithographie auf China von M. Knäbig bei L. Zöllner, Dresden, um 1836, 38,5 x 29,5 cm. Die breiten Ränder außerhalb des Chinapapiers schwach stockfleckig.

      [Bookseller: Peter Bierl Buch- & Kunstantiquariat]
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        Océanie ou cinquième partie du monde ?L'Univers Pittoresque?. Océanie: Tome 1, 2. En 2 vols. (de 3).

      Paris, Firmin Didot frères, 1836, - gr. in-8vo, Tome 1: 2ff. + 402p. + 1ff. bl. + 2 cartes dépl. + 100 gravures / Tome 2: 2ff. + 400p. + 1 carte dépl. + 99 (de 100) gravures, reliure en d.-cuir d?époque. Revue géographique et éthnographique de la Malaisie, de la Micronésie, de la Polynésie et de la Mélanésie. Offrants les résultats des voyages et des découvertes de l'auteur et de ses devenciers, ainsi que ses nvlls. classifications et divisions de ces contrées.Please notify before visiting to see a book. Prices are excl. VAT/TVA (only Switzerland) & postage. [Attributes: Soft Cover]

      [Bookseller: Harteveld Rare Books Ltd.]
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        BERLIN. "Preussen. Provinzen Brandenburg und Sachsen". Darstellung eines großen Militärparade mit vielen Zuschauern vor dem Schloß als Mittelbild, umgeben von vier Uniformgruppen und mehreren Ansichten und Szenen.

      - Altkol. Lithographie von L.v. Hohbach aus 'Malerische Länderschau', Dannheimer, Kempten, um 1836, 32 x 38 cm. Über dem Mittelbild Reiterstandbild Friedrich des Großen und eine Gesamtansicht von Berlin. Die anderen Ansichten zeigen den Dom von Erfurt, das Lutherdenkmal in Wittenberg, Schloß Sanssouci und Quedlinburg. Außerdem mit den Insignien des Bergbaues, des Handels und Gewerbefleißes, der Wissenschaften, des Thüringer Obst- und Weinbaues sowie dem Wappen des preussischen Hauses. - Geglättete Bugfalte. Stimmungsvolles Blatt in feinem Altkolorit (Mittelbild und Uniformdarstellungen).

      [Bookseller: Peter Bierl Buch- & Kunstantiquariat]
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        L’ingénieux Hidalgo DON QUICHOTTE de la Manche

      1836. relié. Bon état. Paris, J.J. Dubochet éditeurs, 1836. 2 volumes en reliure demi-maroquin à coins rouge, doré sur tête avec double filets dorés, dos à nerfs à caissons et titres dorés, illustrations de Tony Johannot, tome 1 : 744 p. - tome 2 : 758 p. Ex-libris en page de garde ; rousseurs éparses. Frontispices sur papier chine. Reliure de Louis Pouillet établi à Paris et y exerçant de 1870 à sa mort en 1910. Sa fille lui succéda jusqu?'en 1950. Ier tirage - Carteret p. 136-137

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        Hephata oder Denkwürdigkeiten und Bekenntnisse eines Freimaurers

      Leipzig, Andrä 1836.. Mit 16 tls. gefalt. lithograph. Tafeln. XII, 316 S,, 1 Bl. HLwd. d. Zt. Wolfstieg 30018; Taute 1342 (nennt Ed. Pelz als Herausgeber). - "Das Buch, eine der übelsten Schmähschriften auf die Freimaurerei, bringt Mitteilungen aus verschiedenen Riten und Graden in entstellter Form mit gröbsten Karikaturen" (Lennhoff/P. 687). U. a. wird behauptet, dass der Hauptzweck der Freimaurerei das Essen sei. - Die lithographierten Tafeln am Ende des Bandes (und zw. SS. 238/239) zeigen verschiedene freimaurerische Sujets in teils drastisch karikierter Form. - Tls. etwas gebräunt, gutes Exemplar!

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        WIESBADEN. "Nassau". Innenansicht des Kursaals von Wiesbaden mit zahlreichen Personen, umgeben von weiteren Ansichten aus Nassau sowie Trachtendarstellungen.

      - Altkol. Lithographie von L.v. Hohbach aus 'Malerische Länderschau', Kempten, Dannheimer, um 1836, 32 x 37,5 cm. Über dem Mittelbild die heilende Badnymphe. Mit allegorischen Darstellungen des Wein- und Obstbaus, des Bergaus, der Landwirtschaft und Industrie. Mit Ansichten von Schloß Biberich, dem Kurplatz in Wiesbaden, Ellfeld, Braubach, Rüdesheim, Langenschwalbach, Nassau und Bad Ems. Mit Trachtenfiguren eines Winzers, einer Fischerin im Boot, eines Fischers und eines Fremdenführers. Unten mittig das Wappen von Nassau. - Geglättete Bugfalte. Mittelbild, Trachtenfiguren und Wappen in feinem Altkolorit. Gerahmt.

      [Bookseller: Peter Bierl Buch- & Kunstantiquariat]
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        A Residence at Constantinople; during a period including the commencement, progress, and termination of the Greek and Turkish revolutions. By the Rev. R. Walsh

      London: Frederick Westley and A.H. Davis 1836 - 2 vols in one. Cont. green half calf, gilt, marbled boards. Spine slightly faded. 11 plates (some mild foxing), folding map. Ownership signatures on title-pages of C.G. Wynne (Charles Griffith Wynne, later Wynne Finch); armorial bookplate of his son Charles Arthur Wynne Finch. "A very friendly intercourse is kept up among the Frank inhabitants. Each embassy selects a particular day in the week when the palace is thrown open, and the Ambassador, as they technically say, receives. On these occasions there is a re-union of all the respectable people of the different western tongues, who amuse themselves with dancing, music, and cards, after the European fashion. Here the general language spoken is not French, as in most other places, but Italian; this being the language introduced by the Genoese, and still used by all their descendants, who form the basis of the Frank population of Pera. At these meetings no oriental dress is ever seen. The Turks and Jews, from their repulsive and retired habits, neither go abroad nor receive company at home; and the Greeks and Armenians imitate them." [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Voyage pittoresque dans les deux Amériques EDITION ORIGINALE

      Paris: L. Tenré & Henri Dupuy, 1836. Fine. L. Tenré & Henri Dupuy, Paris 1836, 18,5x28cm, relié. - First Edition. Binding half chocolate shagreen, flat spine decorated with gilt edged and cold typographical reasons, frieze golden tail, flat marbled, endpapers and contreplats of handmade paper, bookplate pasted on the back of the first flat binding , marbled edges. Illustrated book of 134 full-page plates (including frontispiece) and many complete its two folding maps. Printed library stamp on the title. Few minor foxing, nice copy. --- Please note that the translation in english is done automatically, we apologize if the formulas are inaccurate. Contact us for any information! - [FRENCH VERSION FOLLOWS] Edition originale. Reliure en demi chagrin chocolat, dos lisse orné de lisérés dorés ainsi que de motifs typographiques à froid, frise dorée en queue, plats de papier marbré, gardes et contreplats de papier à la cuve, ex-libris encollé au verso du premier plat de reliure, tranches marbrées. Ouvrage illustré de 134 planches hors-texte (dont le frontispice) et bien complet de ses 2 cartes dépliantes. Tampon imprimé de bibliothèque sur le frontispice. Quelques petites rousseurs sans gravité, agréable exemplaire.

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        Le vicende della Brianza e de' paesi circonvicini.

      presso Santo Bravetta 1836-1837 2 volumi in - 8° (cm. 21,4), ottima legatura del XX secolo in m. pelle all'antica con titolo e filetti in oro ai dorsi, piatti marmorizzati (conservate le brossure editoriali con titolo inquadrato in cornice); pp. 287 [1], 303 [1] 8 in ottimo stato e in barbe (lista dei sottoscrittori alle finali); lievi e sporadiche fioriture. Prima edizione impressa sicuramente in pochi esemplari (nel 1853 apparve una seconda edizione cui furono aggiunte le illustrazioni). Autorevole e importante. Cfr. Parenti, Rarità V, 118. Ottimo esemplare.

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        RURAL ARCHITECTURE Or A Series of Designs For Ornamental Cottages. Printed for Rodwell and Martin ... 1823. [lviii]pp. 96 litho. plates. [Bound with]. Hunt, T.F. DESIGNED FOR PARSONAGE HOUSES, ALMS HOUSES, Etc. Etc. With Examples of Gables, and Other Curious Remains of Old English Architecture. Longman, Rees, Orme, Brown and Green 1827. 1st Ed. [viii] + 33pp. 21 litho. plates

      . Together 2 works in 1 vol. 4to. Some very light marginal browning, marbled, handsome contemporary double gilt rule edged half calf with marbled boards, corners rubbed, lower joint cracking, dec. gilt lettering with intricate dec. gilt compartments to spine. First work: Abbey Life 66 (1836-7 Edition). The first of Robinson's six pattern books, with numerous 'Tudor' houses, half-timbered cottages, also the architect's major innovation-the Swiss chalet. Seen here for the first time, it satisfied current fashion with its rough, rustic quality and its new range of ornament-the Hampstead Swiss Cottage of 1829-32 being an early example. This book was first published in 12 parts, beginning in February 1822. Many of the lithographed plates showing landscaped views of the designs are drawn on stone by James Duffield Harding and are of high quality. All are printed by Hullmandel. Robinson together with Hunt was the major source of the popular ?"Tudor Parsonage?" type, itself an inspiration for the widespread ?'Stockbroker?'s Tudor?' or ?'By-Pass Variegated?'. The second work: Includes designs for parsonages, vicarages, parish-clerk?'s houses, almshouses and even a grave-diggers hut, interspersed with illustrations, drawn by Hunt, of actual Tudor gables - to prove ?'that in his designs he has employed the beautiful and authentic features of Old English Architecture?'. The lithographs are printed by Hullmandel. Additional postage may be necessary US$1238

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        Respuesta a la Acusacion Formada por la Sindicatura [and two others]

      1836. Notable Fraud Case at an Important Argentinean Trading House [Trial]. [Iturriaga, Jose de, Defendant]. Cavallero, Manuel. Respuesta a la Acusacion Formada por la Sindicatura de los Concursos de Lezica y Hornung Contra D. Jose Iturriaga. Buenos Aires: Imprenta Argentina, 1836. [iv], 47 pp. [Bound with] I[turriaga], J[ose de]. Breve Contestacion al Libelo Publicado por Manuel Sainz de la Maza. Buenos Aires: Imprenta Argentina, 1836. 8 pp. [And] O., G. Manifesto en Derecho a Favor de Jose de Iturriaga, Acusado de Ocultacion de Unos Ganados y de Complicidad en la Falsificacion de su Firma, Ejecutada por Federico Hornung. [Buenos Aires]: Imprenta Argentina, [1836]. 83 pp. Contemporary quarter calf over marbled boards, gilt ornaments and title (reading Causa de Iturriaga) to spine. Rubbing to extremities with heavy wear to corners, chipping to head of spine, hinges starting, owner bookplate to front pastedown. Manuscript divisional title pages between items. Moderate toning and occasional foxing to text, internally clean. Ex-library. Location label to spine, small inkstamps to title page of Respuesta, brief annotations to verso. Solid copies of three rare items. * Only editions. These items relate to a trial that followed the collapse of a notable Argentinean trading house. "Corruption or mismanagement by employees or partners of non-British houses frequently made news during the century. One of the more celebrated cases was the failure of Sebastian Lezica Brothers in September 1835. The manager of the house, a German named Frederick Hornung, apparently forged bills of exchange without the knowledge of his employers, three Argentine brothers. After the failure of a British house, Thwaites and Company, and after the retention of money in the Chilean branch, the Lezica Brothers had to raise money. Originally Hartung procured the signatures of a number of people, including Thwaites; but when persons declined, he began to forge names on bills of exchange--both the drawer's and drawee's names--in order to prevent bankruptcy. He thought this would need to be done for only a short time, but he became involved until the total sum owed the market was over one and a half million pesos." (Reber). OCLC locates 1 copy of Respuesta (at UC-Berkeley), 1 copy of Breve Contestacion (at the

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        "The book of the new moral world, containing the rational system of society, founded on demonstrable facts, developing the constitution and laws of human nature and of society"

      London: "Effingham Wilson, Royal Exchange". 1836. "First edition, 8vo, pp. viii, 104; old library rubberstamps on verso of title page and last page of text; original green cloth, gilt letterimg on upper cover; recased, else very good. This copy inscribed by Owen: ""To Edward Wurtzburg Esq, with the king regards of the author."" The first of seven parts published between 1836 and 1844. Goldsmiths' 29742; Kress C.4213"

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        The Cook's Complete Guide, on the Principles of Frugality, Comfort, and Elegance: including the Art of Carving, and the most approved method of setting-out a table, explained by numerous copper-plate engravings. Instructions for preserving health, and attaining old age, with directions for breeding and fattening all sorts of poultry, and for the management of bees, rabbits, pigs &c&c. Rules for cultivating a garden, and numerous useful miscellaneous receipts.

      Tallis & Co, sold by G. Virtue., London 1836 - First edition, later printing with the Tallis & Co. imprint on the title page. Frontispiece, engraved title page and 10 other copper-engravings, all rather spotted and browned. Pp. vi, 838, 8vo., contemporary black calf decorated in blind round the edges of the covers and with a circular decoration in gilt on the spine, joints splitting and bit worn at extremities, but still strong, some browning but a good copy. This edition originally published c.1827 with the G. Virtue imprint. It is an excellent and thorough work covering every aspect of domestic economy with hundreds of recipes as well as how to look after the cellar, dairy, poultry yard and "laboratory". A real handbook for the mistress of the house. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        The Florists' Magazine: A Register of the Newest and most Beautiful Varieties of Florists' Flowers,

      London: Orr and Smith, 1836. 27.0 x 18.5 cm. Numbers 1 to 15 (all published) in original paper covers. Hand coloured vignette on titlepage and 59 hand coloured plates. owner's details on some upper covers. Some paper covers detached or torn with loss but contents clean and bright. Slight smell of dettol or similar.. 1st. Paperback. Good/No Jacket.

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