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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.

      [Bookseller: William Reese Company - Americana]
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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.

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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".

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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.

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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]

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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).

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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.

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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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        The Complete Angler?by Izaak Walton and?Charles Cotton?With Original Memoirs and Notes by Sir Harris Nicolas

      William Pickering, London 1836 - First Nicholas Edition. Engraved title-page, 48 engraved plates, two pages of music and two woodcuts of the Walton seal, 9 head-pieces, and 2 portraits of Walton. 2 vols. 4to (10 x 6-1/2 inches). The First Nicholas Edition, Finely Bound. One of the finest illustrated editions of Walton ever published. Pickering employed 27 of the most prominent artists, painters, and engravers to illustrate it.The present copy is in a particularly attractive Rivière & Son binding. Coigney 44 Full black straight grain morocco, boards with triple gilt fillet border about a scrollwork border, the scrollwork repeated in blind, gilt lettered and panelled spine with angling motifs, dentelles gilt, a.e.g. by Rivière & Son. Expertly rebacked. Occasional very slight foxing. Fine set Engraved title-page, 48 engraved plates, two pages of music and two woodcuts of the Walton seal, 9 head-pieces, and 2 portraits of Walton. 2 vols. 4to (10 x 6-1/2 inches) [Attributes: First Edition]

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        Original drawing of a spacious domestic panelled hallway, stairwell and sunlit window

      n.p., n.d.. Pencil, wash and chalk on toned paper, signed lower left "D. Maitland Armstrong". 1 vols. Image 12 x 9 inches, laid down on board, 18-1/2 x 15 inches overall. Fine. Armstrong, David Maitland. Pencil, wash and chalk on toned paper, signed lower left "D. Maitland Armstrong". 1 vols. Image 12 x 9 inches, laid down on board, 18-1/2 x 15 inches overall. Original Drawing by Maitland Armstrong. D. Maitland Armstrong [1836-1918] was born in Newburg, NY, attended Hartford's Trinity College, and studied art in Paris and Rome. He is best known for his decorative paintings, including interiors such as the one offered here (probably one of a series comissioned by Century magazine), murals, and stained glass windows. He was Director of the American section at the Paris Exposition of 1900, subsequently receiving the Legion of Honor. He was an early member of the American Artists Society, founded in 1877, and in 1906 was elected to the National Academy of Design.

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        Complete Angler, The

      1836. The Finest Angler Ever Produced"Extra-Illustrated with 318 Plates, Including 23 with Hand-ColoringTwo Volumes Extended to Four, Finely Bound by RiachWALTON, Izaak, and Charles Cotton. The Complete Angler or The Contemplative Man?'s Recreation. Being a Discourse of Rivers, Fish-Ponds, Fish and Fishing Written by Izaak Walton and Instructions How to Angle for a Trout or Grayling in a Clear Stream by Charles Cotton. With Original Memoirs and Notes by Sir Harris Nicolas, K.C.M.G. London: William Pickering, 1836.First Nicolas edition (first published in 1653). Two large octavo volumes extended to four (10 7/16 x 7 3/16 inches; 265 x 182 mm.). [16], cxl, [6, ?"Appendix to the Memoir of Walton?"], [cxlv]-clxiv, [4, half-title and dedication leaf to ?"Life of Charles Cotton?"], [clxv]-ccxii, [2, ?"Pedigree of Cotton?"], 129, [1, blank]; [4, half-title and title to Volume II, bound at the beginning of the second physical volume in this copy, before the half-title to ?"Life of Charles Cotton?"], [131]-436, [32, index] pp. Additional manuscript title-pages in red and black in volume one, part II and volume two, part II. Sixty-one engraved plates and vignettes. Title-pages printed in red and black. This copy extra-illustrated (ca. 1880) with 318 plates of which 23 are hand colored.Handsomely bound ca. 1880 in medium green crushed levant morocco by Riach, stamp signed on front turn-ins "Riach. Binder" ca. 1880. Covers decoratively paneled in gilt, spines with five raised bands, decoratively paneled and lettered in gilt in compartments, board edges ruled in gilt, turn-ins ruled in gilt, all edges gilt, marbled endpapers. Spines lightly and uniformly sunned, some occasional light foxing. A unique and wonderful copy with an early typed sheet, loosely laid into each volume describing the extra illustrations.?"Edited by Sir Harris Nicolas, this edition was illustrated by the foremost contemporary artists, produced by an excellent printer and issued by an outstanding publisher. It has been acclaimed as the finest Angler ever published… It was the first edition to be divided into days, contains many editor?'s notes and comments, and has new material on Walton and Cotton?" (Horne).?"The illustrations consist of sixty-one plates, and drawings by T. Stothard, Mr. Derby, Mr. Willement, Mr. Edward Hassell, Inskipp, Pine, Augustus Fox, Delamotte, Sir Francis Sykes, Bart., Mr. Hixon, and T.S. Cape, engraved by W. Humphreys, Byfield, G. Adcock, H. Robinson, Fox, W.H. Worthington, J. Richardson, W.J. Cooke, J.G. Armytage, W.J. Wilkinson, Roberts, J. Thompson, and Freebairn?" (Oliver).The 318 extra illustrations consist of views of The Royal Exchange, Fleet Street near Temple Bar, Gloucester Cathedral, The Tower, Eton College, Emmanuel College, Windsor Castle, Windermere, Ullswater, Westminster Abbey, Chiswick, Hampton, Windsor, Shrewsbury, Melville Castle, Bruce Castle Tottenham, Westminster Hall, Brasen Nose College Oxford, Cambridge, The Lollards Tower Lambeth Palace, Derwentwater, Hereford, Want's Inn Broxbourne, St. Dunstan's in Fleet Street, Pope's House Twickenham, etc. by portraits, etc., after Neale, Capon, Mackenzie, Roberts, Whittock, Hearne, Grieg, Hofland, Stanfield, Havell, Sandby, Prattent, Creswick and Cooke, etc. The 'extra' engraved portraits include Walton, Donne, Cartwright, Dugdale, Dryden, Scott, Wood, Lord Herbert, Boyle, Barlow, Hale, Boswell, Davey, Hawkins, Cranmer, Rowe, Cowley, Hooker, Butler, Clifford, Erasmus, Queen Elizabeth, Mary Queen of Scots, Charles II, Cromwell, Swift, Burnet, Prior, Milton, Bacon, Pennant, Ray, Chaucer, Gesner, Wilson, Kirby, Hearne, Grotius, Daryton, Diogines, Richelieu, Sydney, Henry VII, Rowe, Charles II, Shakespeare, Pope, Thomson, etc.The 23 fine hand colored plates include a fine colored lithograph of Walton fishing (J.W. Giles), various birds by J. Pass etc, various fish by G.H. Ford, etc.Coigney 44. Horne 43. Oliver 41.

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        Les Fleurettes

      [Marcilly, Paris] 1836 - 2 x 2.7 Cm. 63pp., illustrated with 8 full page illustrations, bound in full gilt decorated red morocco, all edges gilt, lacks front and rear free endpapers, pencil markings on pastedowns. A very good little copy and quite scarce locating only two auction records and only one copy via OCLC. [Welsh, D.V. Miniature books, no. 2840] These little books were primarily published for ladies containing love songs or verses of love.

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        The Botanic Garden; Consisting of Highly Finished Representations of Hardy Ornamental Flowering Plants, Cultivated in Great Britain; With Their Names, Classes, Orders, History, Qualities, Culture, and Physiological Observations. Four Volumes.

      London: Simpkin, Marshal, and Co. & Sherwood and Co. 1829-1836. - Four Volumes, 4to., (178x220mm), Vols. III, V, VI and VII, Vol. 3 1829-30, Vol 5 1834-35, Vol. 6 1835-36, Vol. 7 undated, with a decorative engraved title page plus a printed title page to each volume, with 24 delicate hand coloured plates with tissue guards in each volume, free of foxing or blemish of any kind, 96 hand coloured plates being 4 to a plate, each illustration in a lined border with double ruled border to each plate, green endpapers, bound in contemporary half maroon morocco, gilt, marbled boards & edges, spines with gilt decorated wide flat raised bands with gilt title, vol. No./author in compartments, with minimal wear, handsome & very good indeed. £500.00 or £125.00 per volume [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        The Complete Angler

      London: William Pickering,, 1836. or the Contemplative Man's Recreation. Being a Discourse of Rivers, Fish-Ponds, Fish and Fishing... and Instructions How to Angle for a Trout or Grayling in a Clear Stream... With Original memoirs and Notes by Sir Harris Nicolas. 2 volumes, quarto. Contemporary reddish-brown pebble-grain morocco, richly gilt spines, broad ornamental gilt tooled border on sides, all edges gilt, two line gilt rule turn-ins, yellow coated endpapers. Title pages printed in red and black, portrait frontispiece of Walton, 60 engraved plates or illustrations in the text, head-pieces. A few light marks to covers, sporadic light foxing. First of this edition, edited by the antiquary Sir Harris Nicolas (1799-1848). This is a lovely set of one of the most desirable editions of Walton's piscatorial masterpiece. "One of the best, possibly the very best, of these [editions of The Compleat Angler] was the superb edition edited by Sir Harris Nicolas for Pickering with engravings after Stithard, Inskipp and others. It was printed by Whittingham... and was one of Pickering's most profitable ventures" (Percy Muir, Victorian Illustrated Books, p. 21).

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        Histoire scientifique et militaire de l'éxpedition française en Égypte.

      Paris, Dénain, 1830-1836. - 10 text volumes bound in 11 (8vo) and 2 atlas vols. (oblong folio), altogether 13 vols. With a total of 300 engr. plates (13 folding, 2 in original hand colour, some with touches of colour) and 160 engr. portraits as well as 6 (1 folding) facsimiles, almost all on China paper. Green grained half morocco, spines gilt. First edition, almost never encountered complete as thus. Important source for the history and activities of the 1798 French expedition to Egypt, published in ten text volumes by Louis Reybaud and two atlas volumes. The portraits of the members of the expedition (usually forming part of the text volumes) have here been bound separately; also contains two additional portraits (not counted). "The 160 profile portraits by Dutertre [.] are of particular interest" (Blackmer). Many of the plates showing views, antiquities, maps etc. were engraved after drawings by Vivant Denon, whose work opened up the Middle East for western eyes as no other had done before (cf. Henze II, 50). - Plates numbered 1-309 (each of the 13 folding plates counting as a double), followed by "dernière planche" and 3 maps. Five of the facsimiles have been bound at the end of the second atlas volume, another in vol. 3. The text volumes contain the "Histoire ancienne" (vols. 1-2) and the "Histoire moderne de l'Égypte" (vols. 9-10) as well as the expedition report proper (vols. 3-8). All text volumes have four title pages (slightly departing from those in Blackmer's copy). Vol. 1 also contains a "Rapport" of the work for the Académie by G. Saint-Hilaire, dated Nov. 1836, which names Louis Reybaud as "principal rédacteur". - A magnificent set in period bindings, interior clean and spotless throughout. No complete copy recorded at auction within the last decades. Blackmer 1476. Gay 2209. Cf. Hage Chahine 4277 and Ibrahim-Hilmy I, 80 (both citing individual text volumes only). [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Iconografia italiana degli uomini e delle donne celebri dall'epoca del Risorgimento delle scienze e delle arti fino ai nostri giorni

      Locatelli, Milano 1836 - 4 voll. in 8, pp.Â500 ca.Âcon 50 ritratti f.t. inc. all'acq.; 500 ca.Âcon 50 ritratti f.t. inc. all'acq.; 400 ca. con 50 ritratti f.t. inc. all'acq.; 300 ca. con 50 ritratti f.t. inc. all'acq. Le pagine di ogni singolo volume non sono numerate complessivamente, ciascun profilo biografico, per ciascuno dei 50 personaggi presentati in ogni volume, presenta una numerazione autonoma in romani. Il frontespizio compare editorialmente soltanto al primo volume, negli altri tre e' presente soltanto l'occhietto. Legatura coeva in p. tl. Bell'esemplare completo dei 4 volumi e dei 200 ritratti incisi di questa raccolta biografica degli uomini e delle donne illustri nei vari campi dall'arte alla letteratura, dalla scienza alla giurisprudenza. 'Abbiam gia' altra volta detto che l'Iconografia italiana riescira' un'opera grandiosa che onorera' la nazione: essa prosegue con alacrita', e gia' si pubblicarono ventiquattro fascicoli con quarantotto ritratti ed altrettante vite. I ritratti sono condotti a bulino colla maggiore squisitezza, fatti da Locatclli e dai migliori incisori lombardi; le vite sono tutte di scrittori italiani. È opera che vuolsi raccomandare vivamente perche' una delle piu' belle ed utili parti dell'educazione e' il conoscere gli uomini che fecero grande la propria patria' (Annali universali di statistica, economia pubblica, storia., voll. 59-60, p. 296). ITA

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        The History of Nottingham Castle

      London: Hicklin & Co. G : in Good condition without dust jacket. Covers rubbed and faded. Front hinge cracked. Some foxing. 1836. Reprint. Brown hardback cloth cover. 180mm x 120mm (7" x 5"). 218pp, 103pp. B/w frontis plate + 2 b/w plates + b/w fold-out plan. 1834 title page. .

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        Autograph Letter Signed

      1836 - Signed. WORDSWORTH, William.Autograph Letter Signed.Rydal Mount: October 8, [1836].Fine autograph letter signed by Wordsworth to English composer Thomas Attwood discussing the setting of some of Wordsworth's verses to music, in which the poet grants his permission, but forbids the correspondent from making alterations to the verses "for the sake of accommodating them to music." Finely framed with a portrait of the poet, a very handsome piece.The letter is addressed to Mozart's pupil, Thomas Attwood, with the integral address leaf attached. It reads, in part: "In answer to your request, I have to say that you are quite at liberty to accompany any part of my verses with your music; I must request however that if you fix upon parts of Poems only you would be so kind as to take the trouble of mentioning it to the Public, and I must entreat that no alterations be made in the words for the sake of accommodating them to music " Thomas Attwood occupied an important position in the English musical world. A prolific composer of operas, he also wrote church music, piano sonatas, and songs. As a young man, Attwood studied in Italy, and also in Vienna, under Mozart, who spoke favorably of his talent in 1785. After returning to England in 1787, he became music tutor to the Duchess of York and the Princess of Wales. In 1813 he was founder of the London Philharmonic Society. When the young Mendelssohn came to London, Attwood befriended him and gave him enthusiastic support.Fine condition. [Attributes: Signed Copy]

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        Abbildung und Beschreibung von alten Waffen und Rüstungen, welche in der Sammlung von Llewelyn Meyrick zu Goodrich-Court in Herefordshire aufgestellt sind; Aus dem Englischen übersetzt und herausgegeben von Gustav Fincke ; Rustungen, ubersetzt

      Berlin: G. Fincke'schen Buchhandlung. 1836. First printing. Hardcover. Good. First edition, 1836. Quarto, hardcover, heavily illustrated, 42 pp. + 150 plates, clean unmarked text, Good copy, creasing or wear to the edges of some of the pages, soiling to some pages, significant wear to the edges of the covers including some loss and some cracking and splitting to the outer joints. Text in German. Rare book.

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        PASSAU. "Kreisstadt Passau Unt: Donau- Kreis". Gesamtansicht durch einen großen Torbogen, davor Trachtengruppe.

      - Altkol. Kupferstich von Th. Schubert, 1836, 35 x 26 cm. Lentner 16129; aus Lommel-Bauer "Die acht Kreise Bayerns". - Mit schmalem Rand um die Plattenkante, im Papier leicht gebräunt, mit schönem Altkolorit.

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      Fort Gibson, [Indian Territory]. August 15, 1835; July 4, 1836. - 3pp., each letter with its integral address leaf. 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 years. .in 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 Ft. Gibson, extremely early letters from Oklahoma.

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        The Aboriginal Port Folio or a collection of portraits of the most celebrated Chiefs of the North American Indians

      published by J.O. Lewis, Philadelphia 1836 - (17 5/8 x 11 1/4 inches). 3 letterpress advertisement leaves. 72 hand-coloured lithographic plates. Extra-illustrated with an original parts wrapper from part number 3. Contemporary calf "bound by R. Allen. Late S. Bennett . Mercury Office, Nottingham" (see label on front pastedown), covers panelled in gilt to a neo-classical design, titled in gilt on upper cover "Aboriginal / Port-Folio.", expertly rebacked to style, spine in eight compartments with raised bands, the bands tooled in gilt and flanked by tools in gilt and blind, red morocco lettering-piece in the second compartment, marbled endpapers One of the rarest 19th-century American colour-plate books and the first major American colour-plate book on American Indians. Scarcer than McKenney and Hall's 'History of the Indian Tribes', Prince Maximilian's 'Reise in das Innere von Nord-America' or Catlin's 'North American Indian Portfolio', Lewis' work records the dress of the Potawatomi, Winnebago, Shawnee, Sioux, Miami, Fox, Iowa and other tribes at treaties of Prairie du Chien, Fort Wayne, Fond du Lac and Green Bay. The Aboriginal Port Folio was published in Philadelphia by lithographers George Lehman and Peter S. Duval. It was issued in ten parts, with each part containing eight plates. Given the size of the undertaking the first nine parts were issued remarkably quickly, and appeared monthly between May 1835 and January 1836. The reason for this haste is probably that Lewis was aware that the imminent appearance of the first part of McKenney and Hall's History of the Indian Tribes of North America would adversely affect his subscriber-numbers. The evidence of the surviving copies suggests that his fears were well-founded as there are a number of sets made up from eight parts (with 64 plates), but very few with nine parts (72 plates) and ten-part sets with the full complement of a frontispiece/title-leaf and eighty plates are virtually never found: only the Siebert copy is listed as having sold at auction in the past twenty-five years, and there are only about a half dozen or so other recorded sets (the Siebert set, and one other, are the only two examples to include the title page). The binding of the present set can be dated to between 1836 and 1847: in 1836 Samuel Bennett died and Richard Allen took over as proprietor of the Nottingham Mercury. In 1847 the proprietorship passed to Thomas Bailey. James O. Lewis was born in Philadelphia in 1799, moved west as a teenager, and had become an engraver and painter by the time he was living in St. Louis in 1820. In 1823 he moved to Detroit, and painted the first of his Indian portraits at the request of Gov. Lewis Cass of Michigan. He accompanied Cass on four Indian treaty expeditions in the Great Lakes region in 1825-27 and painted Indians during the course of each. Virtually all of the originals of the images published here were executed by Lewis in this period. Subsequently, many of the Lewis portraits were copied by Charles Bird King, and some appeared in the King versions in the McKenney and Hall portfolio. All of the Lewis originals were destroyed in the Smithsonian fire of 1865. Bennett, p.68; Eberstadt 131:418; Field 936; Howes l315; Sabin 40812; Reese Stamped with a National Character 23; Reese James Otto Lewis and his Aboriginal Portfolio, New Haven: 2008. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Jocelyn. Episode. Journal trouvé chez un curé de village

      Furne et Gosselin 1836 Deux volumes in - 8 (211 x 136 mm), demi - maroquin vert, coins, dos à cinq nerfs orné, tranches mouchetées (reliure d'époque). Edition originale. Tampon Rosstrevor House Library sur la première page de garde. (dos passé, défauts d'usage, coiffes usées, coins émoussés, quelques feuillets mal alignés, rousseurs). / / Two octavo volumes (211 x 136 mm), green three - quarter morocco, spine tooled raised on five bands, sprinkled edges (contemporary binding). First edition. Stamp Rosstrevor House Library on first end - paper. (spine faded, defects of use, top and bottom of spine used, corner bumped, some leaves not well lined - up, brownings).

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        Voyage en Norwége et en Suéde, avec 18 Planches Lithographiéesrwége et en Suéde

      Delauny 1836 - 421 pp., illustrations. ex-library, spine strip missing, front & rear boards detached, label on front cover, red tape along spine edge of covers, label inside front cover, ink stamp & embossing stamp on title page, 2 puncture holes from 1st page through about p. 45 (1st plate is pierced with minor effect), label on last blank page, label & card pocket inside back cover, 18 plates in nice condition overall Language: eng [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        The Literary Remains of Samuel Taylor Coleridge, in 4 volumes

      Pickering 1836-9, London - Inscribed by the editor, Henry Nelson Coleridge (Samuel's nephew and son- in-law) on the half-title of Volume 4. The inscription reads, 'John Kenyon Esq., with H.N.C.'s kind regards, 28. May. 1839.' There is correspondence between Sara Coleridge (Samuel's daughter and Henry's wife) and John Kenyon, a poet and philanthropist, who was a mutual friend of the Coleridges and Robert and Elizabeth Barrett Browning. Complete set in 4 volumes. Published 1836-9, First Editions. Hardcover in full calf bindings, marbled endpapers and text-block. 395, 416, 422 and 438. Volumes 1-3 lacking half-titles; corrigenda tipped-in to Volume 2. Worn bindings: spine leather dry with significant loss. Inner hinges have been strengthened with binder's tape and the volumes are still securely bound; bold, unmarked text. 4 volumes. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        The History of Nottingham Castle

      London Hicklin & Co 1836. G : in Good condition without dust jacket. Covers rubbed and faded. Front hinge cracked. Some foxing Reprint Brown hardback cloth cover 180mm x 120mm (7" x 5"). 218pp, 103pp. B/w frontis plate + 2 b/w plates + b/w fold-out plan. 1834 title page.

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        Les manuscrits françois ( français ) de la bibliothèque du Roi. Leur histoire et celle des textes allemands, anglois, hollandois, italiens, espagnols de la même collection.

      1836 - 1848, Techener 1836 - 7 volumes in-8 ( 210 X 135 mm ) de XXXII-394 XXXII-408 VIII-429 469 511 VIII-499 et 473 pages, demi-chagrin violine, dos lisses ornés de filets dorés et à froid, tranches mouchetées ( Reliures de l'époque ). Edition originale rare. Dos passés, belle série, bien complète au papier très pur et sans rousseurs. Brunet IV, 371: "Ce n'est pas ici un simple catalogue ou l'on se soit borne a l'indication sommaire du contenu de chaque manuscrit, mais c'est un recueil de notices intéressantes et remplies de citations curieuses l'auteur est un des principaux collaborateurs de la continuation de l'Histoire littéraire de la France." Bibliographie Bibliophilie Histoire Manuscrits [Attributes: First Edition]

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