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      [Edo 1836, Suharaya]. Brown stitched wrs., 18.5 x 12.5 cm.,. very good, covers bit scuffed [368] double-folded leaves,bit. minor old worming to last 6 or so pages, else clean, sound,. lack title slip, entirely woodblock printed, handmade paper.. AN ANCIENT HAND BOOK OF MEDICAL & PRESCRIPTION PRACTICE A rare treatise on various diseases and the prescriptions for cure. Also among these is a large section on syphilis. Written in a hand-book size, oblong format, this work also has a most important alphabetical [Iroha] of the subjects, illness and treatments listed. The book was designed with the physician in mind, and one could easily flip through this and later pocket it. Writtenin very easy Japanese, with Furigana reading along side the Kanji characters. Remarkably comprehensive in coverage, truly a book well used by Japan- ese physicians of the period. The book has a very interest- ing presentation written in English with a Sumi black brush pen: "To Dr. Roberet Denton, M.D. With best regards Dr." ? signature unread. See G. Mestler: A GALAXY OF OLD JAPANESE MEDICAL BOOKS p.138 lists several related syphilis items, with one very close entry: IRYOO SEISHI [1835] by Gemboku Itoh [1800-1871] both are on the same illness & time frame. Color scans can be sent by email. Images displayed may not be the actual copy in stock for sale at any given time; if you want to see the exact image of the book or edition in stock, please request this by email and an image will be returned to you by attachment. * * * * BUY WITH .

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        Jocelyn. Episode. Journal trouvé chez un curé de village

      Edition originale.binding fin XIXe ou début XXe en plein chagrin noir, pastiche d'une binding romantique. spine lisse orné de 4 fers Restauration et de multiples roulettes. Large frise d'encadrement sur les plat. Rousseur éparses. Exemplaire rogné court. Belle binding.Récit en vers qui retrace la vie sentimentale et platonique d'un curé de village pur l'enfant d'un procrit. Le poème contient de magnifiques évocations de la nature et des pages d'une profonde densité psychologique. Charles Gosselin & Furne Paris 1836 10x15cm 222pp. ; 257pp. 2 tomes en un volume relié

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      Kyoto 1836, Sandoshurin. Stitched blue wrs., very good, but. covers bit worn, scuffed, title slip top missing, contents. clean solid, bit dusty, old thumbing in lower margin, 26. double folded leaves, 18 double-page & 42 illustrations.RARE. A CLASSIC WORK ON JAPANESE ARCHITECTURE & ART DESIGN This work was woodblock printed, and contains some 50 plates illustrating architectural themes for craftsmen. The build- ing of traditional Japanese structures has been a highly guarded and most secret set of tradesman's techniques. These were never shared with strangers or competitors. These techniques were passed from journey man to his disciples. Therefore when Hokusai attempted to draw the methods and construction techniques he met substantial opposition from those who were the builders and designers. Because of his personal fame he was allowed to sketch these for the purpose of "painting" rather that construction. This work then shows a good number of hitherto guarded subjects, now exposed for the first time in print. * Hokusai takes us on a guided tour of some of Japan's most traditional and typical buildings. Covering the likes of what the builder and architect looks like, his tools, methods of using a compass, how to draw and make things square, basic carpentry tools, as well as the proper attire of head designer and architect. The offering to Shinto gods for a successful and lucky construction. Then the work delves into the actual design of tile roofs, Buddhist themes in architecture, bell & the bell tower, building guardians or "Fu Dogs," ocean wave patterns, shrine Gods, symbols of longevity, floating and rope bridges Swastika and other Buddhist patterns, other protectors of buildings found in mythological animals, dragon, demons, and a handsome horse. * A famous work, used by artisans for making art works. A valuable example of Japanese art and craft work at its best ! * VARIANT READINGS OF THE TITLE: There are variant readings of the title, each bibliographer has selected his own way to read the full title. * BIBLIOGRAPHY: J. Hillier: ART OF HOKUSAI IN BOOK ILLUSTRATION, p.188, and illustrates 2 full-pages from this work as plates #169, 170. * L. Dawes: CATALOGUE OF JAPANESE ILLUSTRATED BOOKS, p.56 for 2 entries. * H. Kerlen: CATALOGUE OF PRE-MEIJI JAPANESE BOOKS & MAPS IN PUBLIC COLLECTIONS IN THE NETHERLANDS, p.619, #1497. * K. Toda: THE RYERSON COLLECTION OF JAPANESE AND CHINESE ILLUSTRATED BOOKS, p.262. * Color scans can be sent by email. Images displayed may not be the actual copy in stock for sale at any given time; if you want to see the exact image of the book or edition in stock, please request this by email and an image will be returned to you by attachment. * * * * BUY WITH .

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        Autograph letter signed "F. Liszt" regarding a concert engagement for the distinguished mezzo-soprano Pauline Viardot

      2 pp. Ca. 156 x 127 mm. Dated Weimar, December 22, [18]58. A remarkable letter in which Liszt asks a certain "Monsieur le Baron" to secure a concert engagement for the famed mezzo-soprano, Pauline Viardot, "who has just ravished us in the roles of Norma and Rosina... Persuaded of the very great pleasure that the Duke of Altenburg would find listening, at his court, to an artist very much at the height of all her fame, I have no fear of appearing indiscreet in begging you, Monsieur le Baron, to ask Their Highnesses which days between the 23rd and January 1st... [they] could settle upon a court concert at Altenburg." The "Baron" in question may have been Baron Alexis Des Michels (b.1836), a French diplomat and close friend of Charles Gounod, who had just visited Liszt at his villa near Weimar. Slightly worn; two minor creases and one small tear at folds; small light rectangular stain from remnants of tape to lower right corner. . The present letter was written during a darker time in Liszt's personal life, just before he presented his official resignation to the Grand Duke of Weimar, and an unexpected, but serious, breach in his friendship with Richard Wagner. Pauline Viardot (1821-1910) was a distinguished French singer and composer whose voice inspired many of the 19th century's most important composers, including Liszt.

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        Siège de Guelders en 1703 - Gr. par Gratia r. St. Dominique 134 - Dressé au Dépôt de la Guerre, sous la dircetion de Mr. le Lieuten.t Gal. Pelet - Imp. chez L. Letronne Q. Voltarre 15':.

      - Lithographie v. L. Letronne n. Gratia b. Pelet, 1836, 46 x 57 Nicht bei Meurer! - Karte der Umgebung von Geldern mit den Vororten Pont, Veert, Hartefeld und Schloß Haag. - Geldern mit Befestigungsplan. - Sehr detaillierte Karte mit Einzeichnung der Fossa Eugenia. (hochauflösende Bilder auf meiner Homepage, oder bei Anfrage - high resolution pictures on my homepage or after request)

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        Corpus iuris civilis. Recognovit et brevi annotatione instructum. Tom. I, Pars I; Tom. I, Pars II; Tom. II, Pars I; Tom. II, Pars II, Vol. I; Tom. II, Pars II, Vol. II.

      Lipsiae, Cnobloch, 1825-1836. - VIII (1), 1035; XIX, (4) 1170; IV 1089; 10 (1), XXI, (2) S., (2) Bl. X III, II VI XI, IX, IV VI III, 737; (4) 739-1463 S., 4 in 5 Bdn., gr.okt., HLn., berieben, etw. bestoßen, etw. fleckig, anfängl. Feuchtsp., tls. st. stockfl. -- ADB II, 216. - Erste Ausgabe. - ". eine seiner Zeit beliebte Octavausgabe ." (Whistling).-- [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Maria Leonida

      [Paris: l'auteur, 1836. Stipple engraving printed in colors and finished by hand. A lovely image by Redouté from his very rare final work "Choix de Soixante Roses," a book comprised of varieties not found in his monumental "Les Roses." The Choix de Soixante Roses was "the last of Redouté's original publications, a folio volume containing sixty plates of new roses printed in color after Redouté's method. The book was dedicated to his former pupil Louise-Marie d'Orleans, daughter of Louis Philippe, and now the first queen of the Belgians. In this last publication, Redouté honors his country of birth, if only by means of the dedication" (Stafleu, "Redouté - Peintre de Fleurs" in A Catalogue of Redoutéana Exhibited at the Hunt Botanical Library). The work was issued by Redouté at the end of his glorious career, on the heels of the success of his more well-known Choix des Plus Belles Fleurs . Like that work, the plates in Choix de Soixante Roses , issued in 15 parts, were produced via the method he developed nearly fifty years earlier: colour printed stipple engravings finished with additional hand-colouring. This method allowed Redouté to produce remarkably life-like and delicate depictions. By the time of this final work, however, lithography had largely replaced his laborious method. Placing these images in that context gives special meaning to this, his final encore. Both the book and images from the book are very rare. Stock could locate no more than 12 complete copies of the work extant and no copies have appeared at auction in over a quarter century. Dunthorne 234 ("not seen"); Great Flower Books, p. 129; Nissen 1593; Stock 2364.

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        Umrisse zu Schillers Lied von der Glocke. Teil 2. Umrisse zu Goethes Faust 1. und 2. Theil.

      Stuttgart, Tübingen, J. G. Cotta'scher Verlag, 18361853 - Quer-Folio 24 mal 32 cm. Halbledereinband mit Lederecken und umlaufendem Goldschnitt. Mit 16 Seiten Text und 43 Tafeln. Teil 2. 10 Seiten Text, Mit 41 Platten gezeichnet von Moritz Retzsch. Einige Zeichnungen und Buchseiten etwas fleckig, Einband ausgeblichen und leicht berieben. Seltenes Exemplar in einem für das Alter guten Allgemeinzustand. R.-L.-hw3209d

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        Switzerland Illustrated. 2 Vols.

      Virtue, London - (1836). 2 vols. Pp. 188, 152. Complete with Vol 1: 57 plates, Vol. II 49 plates + 1 map. engraved plates & one double page map. Orig red cloth binding. Minor wear, but else a very nice set. Size: 4to [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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      Baltimore, 1836. Original green ribbed cloth. Cloth a bit darkened and rubbed. Two closed tears in folding frontispiece map. Quite clean internally. Very good. This copy bears the ownership signature on the front pastedown of Admiral John A. Dahlgren of the United States Navy. Dahlgren, head of the Union Navy's ordnance department, developed several important innovations during the Civil War. A significant history of the Seminole War, by a participant. "Unsparingly critical of Jackson, Jesup and the Secretary of War" - Howes. The maps are "A Map of the Seat of War in Florida, 1836"; plans of the "Battle and Massacre Ground of Major Dade and Command Dec. 28th, 1835"; and "Camp Izard on the Ouithlacoochee River Feb. 29, 1836." Potter was a former United States military officer who was wounded at Camp Izard.

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      [Edo 1836, Nishimiya]. Original green stitched covers, very. good, 58p. woodcut illustrations, 32 double folded sheets,. strong impression, recent blue cloth case Chitsu, the usual. wear to edges & corners, a bit thumbed, 16 x 22 cm.FIRST ED.. A MARVELOUS ACTION PACKED SAMURAI WARRIOR EPIC In this sequel to Hokusai's companion work, EHON SAKIGAKE, his warrior series, Hokusai again explains in the preface his goal to express the freedom of movement of the human body under heavy armor. * A very nice example of some of Hokusai's best warrior drawings and action-packed-sword wielding Samurai defending against enemy attacks. Done at age 77, Hokusai signed this work: "The Old Mad of Painting." * Musashi takes on his advisories, fights the great carp, pays homage to the great serpent, rides his fearless steed into war, sword fights, against the forces of evil, and saves the helpless and meek. Stunning period work covering the exploits of Musashi the Buddhist warrior monk. & Original FIRST EDITIONS of this vintage are RARE. This example represents a "by-gone era" of this fine caliber of artistic creation. Seldom found for sale in a complete and solid state with an early & strong impression. * Inquire for our complete list of other original Hokusai E-hon [illustrated books], and references on this celebrated Japanese original artist. We often have many of the below cited references. * BIBLIOGRAPHY: J. Hillier: HOKUSAI, p. 227-232. * Toda: p.263. * Dawes pp.55-57. * Kerlen #295 for much bibliographic detail. * James S. DE BENNEVILLE: SAITO MUSASHI-BO BENKEI: TALES OF THE WARS OF THE GEMPEI...Saito Musashi-bo Benkei the Warrior Monk. * Color scans can be sent by email. Images displayed may not be the actual copy in stock for sale at any given time; if you want to see the exact image of the book or edition in stock, please request this by email and an image will be returned to you by attachment. * * * * BUY WITH .

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        Jocelyn -

      Gosselin et Furne 1836 -, Paris - 2 volumes. In-8 Tome 1: 322 pp. Tome 2: 328 pp. Reliure demi-maroquin bleu à long grain à coins. Dos lisse orné en long et date au talon. Couverture conservée. Reliure signée CANAPE. Intérieur très propre. A grandes marges. Très bel état. EDITION ORIGINALE. Ex-libris sur contre plat. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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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! Bitte um Beachtung: Bis zum 31.01. stellen wir auf der Stuttgarter Antiquariatsmesse aus; der Versand verzögert sich somit bis zum 01.02.2016! Bücher de

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        Harlequin Duck

      London, 1836. Drawn from nature by J.J. Audubon, engraved, printed and colored by Robert Havell, 1836. Watermarked: " J. Whatman 1836" From the first edition of "Birds of America" The drawings for the Harlequin Ducks were done by Audubon and his son, John Woodhouse, near Eastport, Maine. The two birds on the right of the image (2. Female, on top, and 3. Young Male, Third Year) were drawn by the younger Audubon and the Old Male on the left was drawn by John James. The Harlequin Duck is aptly named both because of its multi-colored feathers but also for its surprising and unusual ways, like the clownish and mischievious Harlequin of the Commedia dell' Arte. Its love of the turbulent waters around Maine, Nova Scotia and Labrador is an example of character not typical of ducks. They are found in the northwest and northeast of the United States and occasionally in the Great Lakes. They are also inhabitants of Iceland. Low, A Guide to Audubon's "Birds of America"; Petersen, Audubon's Birds of America.

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        Du Système pénitentiaire aux Etats-Unis et de son application en France ; suivi d'un appendice sur les colonies pénales et de notes statistiques.

      H. Fournier jeune, Paris 1836 - 2 tomes en 1 vol. in-8 de (4)-94 pp. ; (4)-374 pp., 5 gravures et plan hors-texte, demi-basane brune, pièces de titre et tomaison en veau noir (reliure de l'époque). Deuxième édition refondue et augmentée d'une intoduction, de l'ouvrage majeur sur les prisons au XIXe siècle. 4 gravures et 1 plan. Rousseurs. Partis en 1831 afin d'examiner le système carcéral américain, Beaumont et Tocqueville publient dès leur retour cet ouvrage. Après sa parution, Beaumont fut relevé de ses fonctions de substitut ; Tocqueville fut solidaire et démissionna de son poste de juge suppléant. En 1841, Tocqueville affirmera : « le premier ouvrage que nous ayons publié en commun M. de Beaumont et moi sur les prisons d'Amérique, a eu pour rédacteur unique M. de Beaumont. Je n'ai fourni que mes observations et quelques notes » (Lettre à R.-A. Mignet). Il semble néanmoins avoir rédigé lui-même les notes et études statistiques de l'ouvrage qui reçut le prix Montyon, décerné par l'Académie française.

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        \"Hessen\". Darstellung einer Weinlese mit trinkenden und tanzenden Personen, links eine Kapelle und ein junger Mann der aus zwei Pistolen schießt, darüber eine Gesamtansicht von Mainz. Das Mittelbild umgeben von weiteren Ansichten aus Hessen sowie Trachtendarstellungen.

       Altkol. Lithographie von L.v. Hohbach aus `Malerische Länderschau`, Kempten, Dannheimer, um 1836, 32 x 37,5 cm. Über dem Mittelbild eine Statue Gutenbergs sowie Insignien des Obst- und Weinbaus sowie der Gewerbe- und Handelstätigkeit. Ferner mit Ansichten von Kassel, dem Marktplatz von Darmstadt, dem Dom von Fulda, Marburg und Bingen. Unten mittig das Wappen von Hessen. Mittelbild, Trachtenfiguren und Wappen in feinem Altkolorit. Versand D: 6,00 EUR Hessen

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        Mit hoher Obrigkeitlicher Bewilligung wird Gustav Price ... eine hier noch nie gesehene Aerostatische Vorstellung zu geben die Ehre haben. Am Anfang dieses Schauspiels erheben sich mehrere Ballons zu einer außerordentlichen Höhe, so gar, daß sie am Ende den Augen der Zuschauer entschwinden. Hierauf folgt: Die große Luftfahrt eines Riesen, vereint mit vier Ballon, welcher durch seine prachtvolle Erhebung das Publikum auf eine angenehme Art belustigen wird.

      München, 27. März 1836.Einblattdruck mit großem (26 x 19 cm) und 2 kleineren Holzschnitten, die Ballons darstellend. Blattgr.: 55 x 45 cm. Der Aufstieg erfolgte am Wittelsbacher Platz. Gustav Price war eigentlich Kunstreiter, die Ballonfahrt scheint eine neue und nicht sehr langlebige Betätigung gewesen zu sein. - Mit kleiner alter Hinterlegung. Gering stockfleckig. Bücher de

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        Rose-breasted Grosbeak (elephant folio plate CXXVII). Fringilla ludoviciana. On Ground Hemlock, or Canadian Yew, Taxus canadensis.

      London: Robert Havell. Very Good. 1836. First Thus. Etching. Engraving with etching, aquatint and hand-coloring on J Whatman hand-made paper watermarked 1836. . Unusaully wide, untrimmed margins showing the pulls from the binder's signatures on the left margin and the gilt to the top edge. "I closed my eyes, and was passing away into the world of dreaming existence, when suddenly there burst on my soul the serenade of the Rose-breasted bird, so rich, so mellow, so loud in the stillness of the night, that sleep fled from my eyelids. Never did I enjoy music more: it thrilled through my heart, and surrounded me with an atmosphere of bliss. One might easily have imagined that even the Owl, charmed by such delightful music, remained reverently silent. Long after the sounds ceased did I enjoy them, and when all had again become still, I stretched out my wearied limbs, and gave myself up to the luxury of repose." John James Audubon; 35 7/8 x 25 7/8 .

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        The History of the United States of North America, From The Plantation of the British Colonies Till Their Revolt and Declaration of Independence

      London: Smith, Elder and Co, 1836. First Edition. Hardcover. Very good. 8vo. 4 volumes: [1], xviii, 451pp., [2]; viii, 448pp., [1]; viii, 436pp., [2]; 462pp., [1], 51pp., [2]. Later three-quarter black leather bindings with brownish marbled paper covered boards. Leather lightly rubbed on joints and corners. A very nice set. Accessorized set with the "Memoir of James Grahame" by Harvard College President Josiah Quincy bound in back of volume 4. This title was published in Boston by Charles C. Little and James Brown 1845. Author inscription to Ellis Gray Loring on the right front flyleaf of volume 1. Ellis Gray Loring was a New England Abolitionist and one of the founders of the New England Anti-Slavery Society. From the author's preface; "This Historical Work is the fruit of more than eleven years of intense meditation, eager research, industrious composition, and solicitous revisal." Howes G 294; Sabin 28244.

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        This Portrait of Mr. C. Davis, his Majesty's Huntsman, on the Hermit is with permission dedicated to the Right Hnble. The Earl of Errol K.T. master of his Majesty's Buck Hounds

      London: Published by R. B. Davis, 1836. Hand-coloured lithograph by J. W. Giles. Printed by J. Graf on India paper and mounted on larger sheet of wove paper. Good condition apart from some overall light soiling, a number of mild water stains in the margins, and slight discolouration of the paper due to age. An striking print after Richard Bennett Davis, animal painter to King George IV and Queen Victoria, from the "Hunters Annual" series. A very fine equestrian portrait from a series that eventually included sixteen prints and was issued in four parts. The hounds are also very carefully observed and qualify as canine portraits in their own right. "Richard Barrett Davis was the son of Richard Davis, huntsman to George III's private harriers. Initially self-taught, he came to the notice of the King who arranged for him to be given proper training...He exhibited paintings at the Royal Academy for over fifty years, his first exhibit being in 1802. In 1831 he was appointed animal painter to George IV and later Queen Victoria." (Charles Lane, British Racing Prints , p.98) Cf. Mellon, British Sporting and Animal Prints , p. 63; cf. Schwerdt I, p.258.

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        A New Universal Atlas; comprising separate maps of all the principal empires, kingdoms & states throughout the world: and forming a distinct atlas of the United States ... a new edition revised and corrected to the present time

      New York: Wm. Hall & Co, 1836. Folio. (14 1/2 x 12 1/2 inches). Engraved throughout, title, 1p. contents list, 63 hand-coloured engraved maps. Contemporary red half morocco over marbled paper-covered boards, neatly rebacked to style, and with neat repairs to the corners Provenance: Julia H. Alexander (pencilled signature) A fine copy of this important work from one of the greatest early American cartographers David H. Burr was one of the great American mapmakers of the 19th century. Born in Bridgeport, Connecticut, he began his career leading a road survey through the southern counties of New York for the purpose of building a highway. This led to his being given, in 1829, the responsibility of revising Simeon De Witt's seminal New York State Map of 1804 (under De Witt's direction) to account for the considerable changes that had occurred over the last generation. This and the Atlas of the State of New York he published in 1829 established Burr's prominence in American cartography. The success of his State Atlas persuaded him to aim at a wider audience and publish a general atlas. Ristow states that Burr completed only eight of the 63 maps by 1832 when his involvement in the project was severely curtailed when he accepted the position of topographer for the United States Post Office Department. His maps were engraved by Thomas Illman and Edward Pillbrow and they took over the responsibility for finishing the work, although Burr retained an editorial role, and he was probably able to make use of his new position which gave him access to geographical material sent in from postmasters throughout the land. The present work was first published by D.S. Stone of New York City; this second edition appeared in the following year. Phillips 771 (ref).

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        Long-Tailed Duck [Oldsquaw]

      London, 1836. Hand-coloured engraving with aquatint and etching by R. Havell, 1836, paper watermarked "J. Whatman / 1836" From the first edition of "The Birds of America." 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" (J. J. Audubon, Birds of America , New York & Philadelphia: 1840-1844, vol. VI, p.381). "'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" (R. T. & V. M. Peterson, Audubon's Birds of America , London: 1981, no. 73). Susanne M. Low, A Guide to Audubon's Birds of America , New Haven & New York: 2002, p.163.

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        Taunus)Landschaft mit Eichen.

      - Aquarell, auf festem Zeichenpapier, rechts unten signiert „P. Weber". 33,6:49 cm. Verso Baumlandschaft, Aquarell und Pinsel in Schwarz. Weber genoß eine weitreichende akademische Kunstausbildung, ausgehend von einem Studium der Landschaftsmalerei bei H. Rosenkranz und anschließend in Darmstadt bei J.H. Schilbach. Mit letzteren unternahm er eine längere Studienreise durch die Schweiz. Nach seiner Rückkehr nach Frankfurt am Main besuchte er 1836-1838 das Städelsche Kunstinstitut und anschließend bis 1839 die Düsseldorfer Kunstakademie bei J.W. Schirmer. Bereits im darauffolgenden Jahr erhielt er dort ein eigenes Atelier, in der er zahlreiche Schüler ausbildete, so auch die Frankfurter Maler A. Burger und J. Maurer. 1861 wurde er zum Professor ernannt. Besonders die von ihm bevorzugten Mondschein- und Abendlandschaft fanden beim Publikum große Anerkennung und brachten ihm den Namen „Mondschein-Weber" ein. Weber, der unter Schirmers 146 Düsseldorfer Schülern zu den begabtesten und bekanntesten gezählt wird, zeigt hier eine außergewöhnliche Farbgebung – helle graublaue Töne bilden den Grundakkord. Die herbstliche Stimmung und die Ausschnitthaftigkeit der Landschaft, auch die im Gespräch befindlichen männlichen Staffagefiguren im Vordergrund dokumentieren an der Natur orientierte Studien, die durch die Barbizon-Maler große Verbreitung fanden.

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        The Principles and Practice of Obstetric Medicine, in a Series of Systematic Dissertations on Midwifery, and On the Diseases of Women and Children. Atlas of Plates Volume

      Taylor and Walton, London 1836 - 70 plates. 70 lithographed plates, some double page. Language: eng Cover worn. Upper board weak but holding. Corner of title page excised with no impact on text. Scattered browning throughout. Contents firm. Ex.-lib. Royal College of Surgeons with minimal marking [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Ornithological Biography, or an account of the habits of the birds of the United States of America; accompanied by descriptions of the objects represented in the work entitled The Birds of America, and interspersed with delineations of American scenery and manners

      1836. Volumes I-III (of 5), octavo. (10 1/4 x 6 1/4 inches). Half-titles, 16pp. prospectus to 'The Birds of America' at the end of vol.I. (Some old dampstaining to volumes I and II). Uniform near-contemporary black half morocco over marbled paper-covered boards, spines in five compartments with semi-raised bands, lettered in the second and fourth compartments (extremities scuffed, inner hinges strengthened with cloth at an early date, vol.III lacking the front free endpaper) Provenance: Nathaniel Bowditch (1773-1838, each volume inscribed by John James Audubon and dated Boston, September 27th 1836); Henry Ingersoll Bowditch (1808-1892, signatures) Very rare inscribed copies of American editions or issues of the first volumes of Audubon's textual accompaniment to his 'Birds of America': the provenance is particularly important as it recalls the friendship between Audubon and Nathaniel Bowditch, another great self-made scientist. Volume I is the second issue of what Ellis describes as "a separate American edition of volume I of this famous work." The first issue was published in 1831 with a different imprint. This issue is made up from the sheets of the first issue with an updated title. According to Zimmer, "it differs in some particulars from the Edinburgh edition. Some of the wording of the introduction is altered; that of the general text appears the same with minor changes in punctuation and the correction of at least one error ... The letterpress is parallel, to a considerable degree, line for line, but there are many places where differences exist ... The sixteen pages of advertising at the close of the volume consist of a prospectus of the folio, 'Birds of America,' with a list of the one hundred plates in vol.I of that work and the year of publication of each plate. Extracts from the reviews and a list of [180] subscribers are added'' (Zimmer pp.19-20). Volume II was published in Boston, and described by Ellis as a "second edition of volume II ... the only American edition of that volume, and the only edition of any volume bearing a Boston imprint.'' Volume III was published in Edinburgh, but marketed in the United States as the pasted-on copyright slip demonstrates. This is a close as it is possible to get to a US edition/issue of vols.III-V of the Ornithological Biography , as there were no US printed editions of these volumes. The provenance of these volumes is particularly appropriate. Both Audubon and Nathaniel Bowditch rose to the top of their chosen fields by their own efforts. Despite relatively humble beginnings, Bowditch showed a genius for mathematics and an interest in maritime trade, a combination which, when allied with a flair for business, translated into a successful and productive life in many fields. He is today perhaps best remembered for his The New American Practical Navigator (first published in 1802). Audubon had evidently known Bowditch for some time before the present volumes were inscribed, but the probable background to the inscriptions is as follows. Audubon had arrived in Boston from New York on business, on 20 September 1836. His visit was productive: he procured a number of specimens, made contact with friends (including Nathaniel Bowditch), visited individuals and institutions in Boston (and nearby) who were potential subscribers, and met Daniel Webster and Washington Irving (both of whom gave him letters of introduction). On the 27th September 1836, the date of the inscriptions in the present volumes, Audubon recorded in his journal that John Quincy Adams delivered a eulogy on President Madison during the day, and that in the evening he (Audubon) attended a dinner hosted by the President of the Natural History Society, Dr. B.C. Green. It was possibly here that Audubon took the opportunity to inscribe the present volumes. The inscriptions are sincere and show Audubon's admiration for Bowditch. There are slight variations between the three volumes, but the wording of the inscription in vol.III is typical: "To / Nathl. Bowditch Esq / with the best wishes and high / esteem of his friend & servant / John J Audubon / Boston Sepr. 27th 1836" Nathaniel Bowditch lived for only another 18 months, and these books subsequently passed into the possession of his son Henry Bowditch, who signed them on each title and again on each front pastedown. The style of the bindings, together with the fact that one of the original Audubon inscriptions is shaved suggests that it was possibly Henry who had the books bound. Dr. Henry Bowditch was also a figure of note, who is today best known as an ardent anti-slavery campaigner. Cf. Anker 18; cf. Fries Double Elephant Folio , Appendix F "Editions of Audubon's Prospectus", p.389; Mengel/Ellis 98 & 99 ('A separate American edition of volume I of this famous work'); cf. Howes A-389; Wood p.208; Zimmer p.19.

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        Cirque Olympique. Große Vorstellung der höhern Reitkunst. Ausgeführt von den Familien Tourniaire.

      Reichenberg, 13. Januar 1836.. Plakat mit gr. Holzschnitt (21 x 29 cm) und typographischem Text. Blattgr. 44 x 38 cm. Der schöne unbezeichnete Holzschnitt stellt die erst zwölfjährige Käthchen Gärtner (geb. Rotterdam 2. Mai 1824) dar. Sie war eine geborene de Gast (ebenfalls eine bedeutende Kunstreiter-Familie), kam im Alter von sechs Jahren zu C. Traugott Gärtner, der sie schon sehr früh ausbildete und dessen Namen sie annahm. 1842 heiratete sie den berühmten Circusdirektor und Kunstreiter Carl Theodor Wilhelm Carré. - "Käthchen Gärtner-Carré war die graciöseste Ohne Sattel-Reiterin und Panneautänzerin ihrer Zeit, dabei eine sehr kühne Sattelreiterin, welche immer der alte Renz rufen liess, wenn ein böses Pferd zu besteigen war; auch ritt sie Schule als Dame wie als Herr" (Saltarino, Artisten-Lexikon, p. 36).

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        [Southern portion of the Gulf of Mexico with inset charts of Jamaica, Mobile Bay, the Harbour of Vera Cruz, the Harbour of Tampico]

      London: J. W. Norie & Co, 1836. Black and white copper engraving. Four vertical creases where folded, multiple creases at centerfold. Repaired split in center fold about two inches long. There are erasible pencil lines and dates that chronicle a sea voyage]. A large, handsomely engraved chart of the Gulf of Mexico south of Cuba and including all of the Caribbean Islands, the eastern coast of Central America and the northern coast of South America John William Norie was the leading chartmaker and writer on navigation of his time. Born in London, he attached himself to William Heather at an early age and by the age of 25 was making charts independently. William Heather ran a shop for navigators known as the Naval Academy and the Naval Warehouse. (Dickens later used the Naval Warehouse in Dombey and Son). It sold nautical instruments, sea charts, guides and instructional books on navigation. By 1815, Heather had retired, and Norie was in command. His accomplishments were considerable and lasting, including several atlases of sea charts: Complete West India Pilot (first published in 1828), from which this chart comes; East India Pilot (1816); North Sea & Baltic Pilot (1824); Complete North America and United States Pilot (1825); as well as general works on navigation, most notably The Epitome of Practical Navigation (1805), which was the standard work throughout the 19th century. This highly detailed, large chart shows all of Jamaica, Santo Domingo, all of the Caribbean Islands, the north coast of South America and the east coast of Central America. It includes inset charts of Jamaica, Mobile Bay (Alabama), Vera Cruz and Tampico.

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        Annales des Mines, Mémoires sur l'exploitation des mines/Ducets/Tables des Matieres Et sur les sciences et les arts qui s'y rattachment

      Paris: French Department of Public Works (Ministre des Travaux Publics). Very Good. 1836-1914. First. Quarter red calf. Approximately 151 volumes uniformly bound in a very attractive, yet sturdy quarter red calf for J.M.B. (at foot of spine) about 1920. Numerous fold-out plates. All volumes remarkably supple & durable without the expected defects. ; Includes Decrets, Memoires, Indices; 8vo ; Ducrets: Vol. I (1862) - vol. X (1871) Sixieme Serie (complete - 10 )Vol. I (1872) - vol. III (1874), IV, V, VI + VII, VIII + vol. IX (1880), X (1881) Septieme Serie (complete - 10)Vol. I (1882) - vol. VI (1887) + vol. VIII (1889) - vol.X (1891) Huitieme Serie (8 volumes)Vol. I (1892) - vol. X (1901) Neuvieme Serie (complete -- 10)Vol. I (1902) - vol. X (1911) Dixieme Serie (complete -- 10)Vol. I (1912), II (1913), III (1914) Onziemie Serie (3 volumes)Memoires: Vol. I, II (1862) - vol. III, IV (1863) + vol. IX, X (1866) - vol. XI, XII (1867)Vol. XV, XVI (1869) - vol. XVII, XVIII (1870) - vol. XIX (1871) SixiemeSerie (13 volumes)Vol. I, II (1872) + vol. IV, V (1874) - vol. VI (1874), VII(1875) - vol. IX, X (1876) Vol. XI, XII (1877) - vol. XIII, XIV (1878) + vol. XVIII(1880) + vol. XIX, XX (1881) (15 volumes) SeptiemeSerieVol. I (1882) + vol. III, IV (1883) - vol. V, VI (1884) -vol. VII, VIII (1885) + vol. XI (1886) Vol. XII (1887) - vol. XIII, XIV(missing) (1888) + XV, XVI (1889) - vol. XVII, XVIII (1890) - vol. XIX, XX (1891) Huitieme Serie (16 volumes)Vol. I, II (1892) - vol. III, IV (1893) - vol. V, VI (1894) - vol. VII, VIII (1895) Vol. IX, X (1896) Vol.XI, XII (1897) - vol. XIII, XIV (1898) - vol. XV, XVI (1899) Vol. XVII, XVIII (1900) +vol. XIX, XX (1901) (20 volumes - complete) Neuvieme SerieVol. I, II (1902) - Vol. III (1903) + vol. V (1904) vol. VIII (1905), IX , X (1906) + vol. XI (1907), vol. XII (1908), XIII(1908), XIV (1908), XV, XVI (1909) + vol.XVII, XVIII (1910), vol. XIX, XX (1911) (17 volumes) Dixieme SerieVol. I, II (1912), III (1913) Vol. IV (1913) + vol. V (bound to VI) VI (1914, misprinted in book as 1919) (6 volumes) Onzieme SerieMemoires 7th series, Vol II has a duplicate. Tables des Matieres1862 - 18811882 - 19011902 - 1911Please note this set will require substantial additional postage .

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        La Turquie ; ses ressources, son organisation municipale, son commerce, suivis des considérations sur l'état du commerce anglais dans le Levant. Par D. Urquhart, Secrétaire d'ambassade à Constantinople. Traduit de l'Anglais par Xav. Raymond. Ouvrage précédé d'une Introduction par M.G.D.E., Ex-Membre du bureau d'économie publique à Athènes.

      Arthus Bertrand, Paris 1836 - 2 vol. in-8 de VII-(1)-472 pp. ; (6)-VI-240 pp. (4)-256 pp., demi-maroquin rouge, dos orné à nerfs (reliure de l'époque). Première édition française. L'édition originale anglaise a paru en 1833. En 1827, l'anglais David Urquhart (1805-1877) rejoint la cause nationaliste grecque qu'il va soutenir devant les autorités de son pays au point d'être nommé quatre ans plus tard pour la mission de Stratford Canning en vue d'établir la frontière entre la Grèce et la Turquie. Bientôt sensibilisé à la civilisation turque, il prit sa défense face à la menace russe en publiant en 1833 La Turquie, ses ressources. En 1835 il est nommé secrétaire d'ambassade à Constantinople jusqu'à une nouvelle tentative de neutraliser les conceptions agressives de la Russie, qui provoqua une crise internationale qui conduisit à son rappel en 1837. Carte repliée de l'Europe en couleurs gravée par Schreiber. Des rousseurs. Blackmer, 1057 (pour l'édition anglaise). [Attributes: First Edition]

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        A New Universal Atlas; comprising separate maps of all the principal empires, kingdoms & states throughout the world, and forming a distinct atlas of the United States carefully compiled from the best authorities extant by David H. Burr. A new edition revised and corrected to the present time

      New York: Wm. Hall & Co, 1836. Small folio. (15 x 12 1/4 inches). Engraved throughout, title, 1p. contents list, 63 hand-coloured engraved plates. Expertly bound to style in dark blue half morocco over contemporary blue embossed cloth-covered boards, title panel blocked in gilt on upper cover, the flat spine divided into six compartments by single gilt fillets, lettered in gilt in the second compartment A fine copy of this important work from one of the greatest early American cartographers. David H. Burr was one of the great American mapmakers of the 19th century. Born in Bridgeport, Connecticut, he began his career leading a road survey through the southern counties of New York for the purpose of building a highway. This led to his being given, in 1829, the responsibility of revising Simeon De Witt's seminal New York State Map of 1804 (under De Witt's direction) to account for the considerable changes that had occurred over the last generation. This and the Atlas of the State of New York he published in 1829 established Burr's prominence in American cartography. The success of his State Atlas persuaded him to aim at a wider audience and publish a general atlas. Ristow states that Burr completed only eight of the 63 maps by 1832 when his involvement in the project was severely curtailed when he accepted the position of topographer for the United States Post Office Department. His maps were engraved by Thomas Illman and Edward Pillbrow and they took over the responsibility for finishing the work, although Burr retained an editorial role, and he was probably able to make use of his new position which gave him access to geographical material sent in from postmasters throughout the land. The present work was first published by D.S. Stone of New York City, under the title of A New Universal Atlas in 1835. The present second edition appeared in the following year. Cf. Phillips Atlases 1379a (1835 edition); cf. Ristow p.106 (1835 edition); Rumsey 2849.

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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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        Mo-Hon-Go, an Osage Woman

      Philadelphia: E. C. Biddle, 1836. Hand-coloured lithograph by Lehman and Duval. In excellent condition. A fine image from McKenney and Hall's 'Indian Tribes of North America': `One of the most important [works] ever published on the American Indians' (Field),` a landmark in American culture' (Horan) and an invaluable contemporary record of a vanished way of life. Mo-Hon-Go was an Osage woman, who in 1827 unknowingly embarked on a three year cross-continental journey after being duped by the French con artist, David Delaunay. Under the pretense that he was taking them to Washington to meet the President, Delaunay took a group of Osage that included Mo-Hon-Go and her husband Kihegashugah, or Little Chief, to France, Holland, and Germany, where he displayed them as primitive curiosities in a successful Wild West show. When they arrived in Le Havre from New Orleans, he told them they were merely taking an extremely circuitous route to Washington via Europe. Delaunay was arrested and imprisoned for debt and the group was left destitute and disoriented. They wandered the streets, Mohongo pregnant, and all of them hungry. Eventually, Bishop DuBourg and Lafayette kindly paid for their passage back to America, though several members soon died of smallpox, including Mohongo's husband. Wandering again in Norfolk, Virginia, they were boarded by charitable strangers. Someone alerted McKenney of their situation, and ultimately, Mohongo (and her daughter) and the remaining group were brought to Washington to meet President Jackson in 1830. They were then given passage back to Missouri. The tribe however in the meantime had been moved to Oklahoma, and was there that Mo-Hon-Go re-united with her people. McKenney arranged for this beautiful King mother and child portrait to be done, despite a growing clamor of complaint about the costs of the Indian portraits in Congress, and it's one of his finest works. McKenney and Hall's 'Indian Tribes of North America' has long been renowned for its faithful portraits of Native Americans. The portraits are largely based on paintings by the artist Charles Bird King, who was employed by the War Department to paint the Indian delegates visiting Washington D.C., forming the basis of the War Department's Indian Gallery. Most of King's original paintings were subsequently destroyed in a fire at the Smithsonian, and their appearance in McKenney and Hall's magnificent work is thus our only record of the likenesses of many of the most prominent Indian leaders of the nineteenth century. Numbered among King's sitters were Sequoyah, Red Jacket, Major Ridge, Keokuk, and Black Hawk. After six years as Superintendent of Indian Trade, Thomas McKenney had become concerned for the survival of the Western tribes. He had observed unscrupulous individuals taking advantage of the Native Americans for profit, and his vocal warnings about their future prompted his appointment by President Monroe to the Office of Indian Affairs. As first director, McKenney was to improve the administration of Indian programs in various government offices. His first trip was during the summer of 1826 to the Lake Superior area for a treaty with the Chippewa, opening mineral rights on their land. In 1827, he journeyed west again for a treaty with the Chippewa, Menominee , and Winebago in the present state of Michigan. His journeys provided an unparalleled opportunity to become acquainted with Native American tribes. When President Jackson dismissed him from his government post in 1830, McKenney was able to turn more of his attention to his publishing project. Within a few years, he was joined by James Hall, a lawyer who had written extensively about the west. McKenney and Hall saw their work as a way of preserving an accurate visual record of a rapidly disappearing culture. (Gilreath). Cf. Howes M129; cf. Bennett 79; cf. Field 992; cf. Lipperheide Mc 4; cf. Reese American Color Plate Books 24; cf. Sabin 43410a, Horan, 334-6.

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        LEIPZIG. "Sachsen". Lebhaftes Markttreibens auf dem Platz vor dem Alten Rathaus während der Leipziger Messe als Mittelbild, umgeben von vier Kostümgruppen und mehreren Ansichten und Szenen.

      - Altkol. Lithographie von L.v. Hohbach aus 'Malerische Länderschau', Dannheimer, Kempten, um 1836, 32 x 38 cm. Mit Ansichten und Trachtendarstellungen von Dresden, Leipzig, Bautzen und Pirna. Oben mit allegorischen Figuren die Handel, Industrie und Wissenschaft darstellen sowie Insignien des Buchhandels, des Berg- und Ackerbaues, der Forstkultur, Weberei, Spitzenklöppelei und der Spielwarenfabrikation. Unten mittig mit dem königlichen Wappen. - Stimmungsvolles Blatt in reicher figürlicher und ornamentaler Dekoration. Geglättete Bugfalte. Das Mittelbild und die vier Trachtenbilder in feinem Altkolorit.

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        ZÜRICH. "Schweiz. Vorort Zürich". "Der Ustig" oder die Alpfahrt der Appenzeller Hirten. Ländliche Szene vor einer Alm, von der aus geschmückte Kühe aufgetrieben werden; umgeben von Ansichten sowie Trachten- und Wappendarstellungen.

      - Altkol. Lithographie von L.v. Hohbach aus 'Malerische Länderschau', Kempten, Dannheimer, um 1836, 32 x 37,5 cm. Das Mittelbild umgeben von Allegorien der Schifffahrt, der Fabriktätigkeit, des Weinbaus und des Sennenlebens. Mit Ansichten von Zürich, St. Gallen, Glarus, Zug, Arbon, Laufen mit dem Rheinfall und Appenzell. Unten mittig mit den Wappenschilden der sieben Kantone. - Dekoratives Blatt in leuchtendem Altkolorit: nicht nur die Ansicht in der Bildmitte ist koloriert, sondern auch die vier Trachtenpaare und die Wappen. - Geglättete Bugfalte. Breitrandig, sehr gut erhalten.

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        Dragoon Campaigns to the Rocky Mountains, Being a History of the Enlistment, Organization, and First Campaigns of the Regiment of United States Dragoons; Together with Incidents of a Soldier's Life, and Sketches of Scenery and Indian Character. By a Dragoon

      New York: Wiley & Long, No. 161 Broadway. D. Fanshaw, Printer, 1836. First edition. 288 pp. 1 vols. 8vo. Original purple cloth, spine lettered in gold. Faded, some spotting to text, very good plus. Ownership signature of A.T. Edwards and 1840s label of "E.C." Fraternity, Franklin, N.Y. on front pastedown. First edition. 288 pp. 1 vols. 8vo. THE FIRST PUBLISHED ACCOUNT OF A POKER GAME. The first book ever to mention a poker game, in print, in English. Hildreth's regiment was sent from Jefferson Barracks to Fort Gibson in the Arkansas Territory, and among the party on the march from Fort Gibson to a Pawnee village was the "eminent artist" George Catlin, one of whose letters Hildreth prints as Letter XIV (corresponding to letter No. 37 in Catlin's Letters and Notes, 1841). Letter XV, entitled Two stories and a half, recounts the poker game (at pp. 128-130). While sneaking out to buy an illicit quart of whiskey, Hildreth witnesses a poker game, whose players included Major and the Captain of the regiment. "The M[ajor] lost some cool hundreds last night at poker* [footnote: 'A favorite game of cards at the south and west'], in camp ... at last he struck his fist upon the table and roared at the top of his voice, 'I'll stake you another hundred.' 'Done,' said the Captain. The M[ajor] dared not risk more, and throwing down his cards exclaimed, 'There's four kings! What have you got?' 'Only four aces!'" (George Catlin must already have folded.). All In 56; The Doctrine of Chances: Probabilistic Aspects of Gambling Note 22.5; Howes H471; cf. Catlin, Letters and Notes, vol. 2, letter 37

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        Versinnlichte Denk- und Sprachlehre, mit Anwendung auf die Religions- und Sittenlehre und auf das Leben. Wien, Mechitaristen-Congregations-Buchhandlung, 1836. 4to. Mit gest. Front. und 72 (recte 71; 2 gefalt.) Kupfertafeln. 441 S., 2 Bl. und 21 Lieferungstitelblätter (für 24 Lieferungen, von denen aber 21-24 gleichzeitig erschienen sind). - Angebunden: Ders. Nothwendigkeit der allgemein einzuführenden Elementar-Bildung der Taubstummen, aus den Verhältnissen derselben zum Staat und zur Kirche hergeleitet und dargestellt. Als Schlußwort des Werkes: Versinnlichte Denk- und Sprachlehre. Wien, bei den P. P. Mechitaristen, 1837. 33 S., 1 Bl. Mit beigebundenem Original-Umschlag. - Zusätzlich vorgebunden: Ders. Grundzüge des psychischen Lebens gehö

      - Versinnlichte Denk- und Sprachlehre, mit Anwendung auf die Religions- und Sittenlehre und auf das Leben. Wien, Mechitaristen-Congregations-Buchhandlung, 1836. 4to. Mit gest. Front. und 72 (recte 71; 2 gefalt.) Kupfertafeln. 441 S., 2 Bl. und 21 Lieferungstitelblätter (für 24 Lieferungen, von denen aber 21-24 gleichzeitig erschienen sind). - Angebunden: Ders. Nothwendigkeit der allgemein einzuführenden Elementar-Bildung der Taubstummen, aus den Verhältnissen derselben zum Staat und zur Kirche hergeleitet und dargestellt. Als Schlußwort des Werkes: Versinnlichte Denk- und Sprachlehre. Wien, bei den P. P. Mechitaristen, 1837. 33 S., 1 Bl. Mit beigebundenem Original-Umschlag. - Zusätzlich vorgebunden: Ders. Grundzüge des psychischen Lebens gehör- und sprachloser Menschen im Naturzustande, oder Darstellung des unglücklichen Seelenzustandes der ungebildeten Taubstummen. Wien, F. Ludwig, 1826. Kl.-4to. 12 S. Neuerer Pappband mit Buntpapierbezug und goldgeprägtem, roten Rückenschild; Ecken und Kapitale mit Pergament verstärkt. Erste Ausgabe. Umfassendes, sehr detailliertes Methodenbuch für den Taubstummenunterricht. Das erste Werk zu diesem Thema das internationale Beachtung fand. Czech verschmolz darin die deutsche Artikulations- bzw. Lautmethode mit der in Frankreich bevorzugten Zeichensprache. Czech (1788-1847), Priester des Piaristenordens, unterrichtete zunächst am Gymnasium in Nikolsburg, dann Philosophie an der Theresianischen Ritterakademie in Wien und wechselte 1818 als Religionslehrer ans Wiener Taubstummeninstitut. Hier entwickelte er sein Unterrrichtssystem, mit dem er sich hier ausdrücklich an "sämmtliche Regierungen civilisierter Staaten" (Überschrift des Vorworts) wendet. 1845 kehrte er nach Nikolsburg zurück und gründete dort eine Taubstummenschule. Das Werk ist mit schönen, sehr fein gestochenen Tafeln ausgestattet. Sie stellen zunächst auf sechs Tafeln Bild-, Gebärden- und Zeichensprache und die Anatomie der Lautbildung vor. Es folgen 47 Tafeln, auf denen grammatische Begriffe und Strukturen in vielen hübschen Einzelbildern veranschaulicht werden. Weitere 14 Tafeln zeigen in Art eines Orbis pictus Darstellungen aus Naturkunde und Handwerk. Den Abschluss bilden vier Karten, darunter eine Weltkarte in zwei Hemisphären, eine Palästinakarte, eine weitere (lithographierte) Weltkarte mit bildlichen Darstellungen aus der Geschichte und eine schematische Karte der weltweit im Jahr 1837 (sic) bestehenden Taubstummen- und Blindenanstalten. Im Supplement zählt Czech einige seit Erscheinen des Hauptbandes erzielte Erfolge auf und legt eine Kostenabschätzung vor. - Die vorgebundene kleine Schrift ist erschienen "am Allerhöchsten Geburtsfeste Sr. k.k. Majestät Franz I., bey Gelegenheit der Einweihung der Taubstummen-Instituts-Kirche den 12. Februar 1826". Sie ist ein erstes Plädoyer Czechs für die Anerkennung der Taubstummen als vollwertige Mitglieder der Gesellschaft. - Sehr sauberes, breitrandiges Exemplar. Die vorgebundene kleine Schrift etwas gebräunt. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Extraits des Comptes rendus hebdomadaires des séances de l'Académie des sciences : plus de 500 mémoires, notes, rapports et interventions diverses

      1836 - 12 volumes in-4 (Paris, Bachelier), 1836-1857, , 12 volumes in-4, demi-chagrin vert, dos à faux nerfs fleuronnés à froid, Ensemble exceptionnel réunissant, en éditions originales, les interventions du grand mathématicien Cauchy à l'Académie des sciences sur 22 ans, extraites, réunies et reliées le par bibliophile Henri Viellard (1840-1886), ancien élève de l'École Polytechnique et ingénieur en explosifs. Les articles sont classés par ordre de publication, souvent complétés par quelques lignes ou par des pages entières manuscrites par le compilateur. Cauchy (1789-1857) fut un mathématicien des plus prolifiques ; il publia, sur quarante-sept années, de 1810 à 1857, un nombre considérable d'écrits, disséminés dans une foule de recueils, soit plus de 600 mémoires, rapports et notes, auxquels il faut ajouter les publications d'ouvrages parus sous son seul nom, tels que les Exercices mathématiques. En 1836, l'inauguration des Comptes rendus des séances de l'Académie des Sciences lui offrit "une nouvelle voie de publication plus particulièrement en rapport avec la tournure de son esprit. Habitué à scruter sans relâche les idées nouvelles qui sollicitaient son génie, et plus porté à faire progresser la science qu'à conduire à la perfection des travaux isolés, il trouvait dans ce recueil hebdomadaire le moyen de transmettre sans retard au monde savant le résultat de ses investigations incessantes. Dès l'année 1836, on rencontre dans les Comptes rendus, sous la forme de Lettres adressées à divers membres de l'Académie, une série de communications du plus haut intérêt ; à partir de 1838, Cauchy, étant revenu en France et ayant repris sa place à l'Académie, commence une longue série de Mémoires qui se poursuit jusqu'en 1857, et qui embrasse dans son ensemble les sujets les plus variés et les plus élevés." Cauchy donna en tout, dans ces Comptes rendus, 549 mémoires, sur des sujets embrassant "toutes les branches des sciences mathématiques, depuis la théorie des nombres et la géométrie pure jusqu'à l'astronomie et l'optique" (Valson, La vie et les travaux du baron Cauchy). Jusqu'à la publication des Œuvres complètes de Cauchy par Gauthier-Villars, (27 volumes publiés de 1882 à 1975), il fallait, pour retrouver le moindre énoncé du savant, feuilleter des volumes entiers et "perdre un temps précieux dans une perquisition fatigante" : par la réalisation de ce recueil, effectué avec méticulosité, Henri Viellard s'était compilé, en somme, un ensemble des plus précieux et des plus utiles pour tout ce que Cauchy avait produit ou rapporté au cours des années où il siégea à l'Académie. Les articles de Cauchy insérés dans les volumes des Comptes rendus de l'Académie des sciences occuperont la première série des Œuvres complètes, soit 12 volumes. Ex-libris imprimé d'Henri Viellard et cachet de l'Institut Catholique de Paris annulé Étiquettes en pied des dos. Quelques petits frottements aux nerfs et sur les coupes. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Astronomical and Magnetical and Meteorological Observations made at the Royal Observatory, Greenwich. Bundle of 58 volumes, 1836 - 1902. Published by order of the board of admirality, on obedience to her majesty`s command.

      London : Barker, 1836 - 1902. - Ca. 45.000 pp. Overall in acceptable condition. Ex-library. 19 vols. in good condition, 30 vols. acceptable (cover soiled, spine with tears, small damages), 7 vols. without spine, 2 vols. without cover. Inside good: library stamps, pages partly with foxed paper, some volumes with unopened leaves. Some isolated marginalia and underlinings. Older volumes with ca. 500 pp. newer ones ca. 1000 pp. Missing volumes: 1845, 1854, 1868, 1870, 1879, 1888, 1889, 1890, 1891. Weight in total appr. 250 kg. Free shipping to Germany. Shipping to EU-states 120 EUR. Please ask for shipping costs to other countries. Sprache: Englisch Gewicht in Gramm: 250000 [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Docket Book of Jonah Titus, Rhode Island Lawyer and Dorrite Attorney.

      1836 - Docket Book of a Notable Nineteeth-Century Rhode Island Lawyer Who Took Part in the Dorr Rebellion [Manuscript]. [Titus, Jonah (1796-1876)]. [Docket Book of Jonah Titus, Rhode Island Lawyer and Dorrite Attorney General]. [Scituate, RI, May 1836-December 23, 1875]. [400] pp. Folio (13" x 8"). Reversed calf, black-stamped panels to boards, raised bands, black-stamped ornaments and lettering piece (reading "Ledger") to spine. Moderate rubbing and a few minor scuffs and stains to boards, heavier rubbing to extremities with wear to spine ends and corners. Light toning, text in small neat hand on 378 hand-numbered pages, entries on 8 other leaves at rear of text. * Titus, believed to be the first lawyer to establish a practice in Scituate, was a leader of the Rhode Island bar. He is remembered for his participation in the Dorr Rebellion of 1841-1842, an attempt to force broader democracy in Rhode Island by establishing a rival state government under "Governor" Thomas Wilson Dorr. Titus was Dorr's attorney general. The turbulence of that period is not reflected in this docket book, which lists memoranda of cases, services rendered and fees charged. Also listing personal expenses, this offers a fine perspective on the working life of a well-respected attorney with a thriving practice over a 39-year period. Payne, Reminiscences of the Rhode Island Bar 41-43. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Thoughts on the elements of civil government, tending to prove as a fundamental principle, on the authority of the jurists - the nature of government - the experience of the principal European states, and particularly that of the British empire, that the lower orders of society, the populace, cannot, consistently with the stability of good government, be suffered to exercise any share of political power or controlling influence over the constituted government. By a British Jurist.

      London. B. Fellowes. Milliken and Son, Dublin. 1836. 8vo., v + (3) + 161 + (1)pp., with an errata slip tipped in, contemporary half calf over marbled boards, spine simply gilt with raised bands and label lettered in gilt, marbled edges. An excellent copy. [bound with], Second part of Thoughts on Civil Government: shewing, from the existing state of society, and particularly in Ireland, as part of the empire, how far a public physical and moral force, constitutional representation, a religious national establishment, public education for the poor, and unity and indivisibility of the state, are essential principles in good and safe government. Comprising observations on the present state of the Church establishment. The present representation. The National Board of Education. The pending proposed Poor Law. The claims of justice to Ireland. The alleged misgovernment of Ireland by England, &c. &c. By a British Jurist.> London. James Fraser. Milliken and Son, Dublin. 1838. 8vo., vii + (1) + 219 + (1)pp. A fine copy. First editions, the second of which is of great rarity, copies being located by COPAC & OCLC only at N.L. Ireland + Boston Coll. + NYPL + Harvard Law. This extensive two-part treatise was a vigorous but free-wheeling examination of civil government and the liberty of the subject within the law. It was dedicated to the great jurist and sometime Lord Chancellor, John Singleton Copley, Baron Lyndhurst (1772-1863). In the second - Irish - part, the author's viewpoint was that Ireland's and England's futures are mutually dependent. 'If I have spoken to the people of Ireland, as a people>, in a manner less flattering than those do, whose object is to cajole and mislead them for sinister and selfish purposes, my intention> was not to deprive them of the praise so justly theirs, and of which they are justly proud ... My intention was but to prevent them from being cajoled by the smooth deceits which are practised daily upon them - from being inflated with unfounded notions of early fame, or present greatness - from putting forward empty claims which they may be unable to support, and clamoring for justice> where justice owes nothing. My main object has been and is, to convince them that they are now>, for their honor and their dearest interests, inseparably become part and parcel of the British empire'. Although neither OCLC nor COPAC identifies an author, a copy that passed through our hands in October 1999 included the suggestion, by an earlier owner, that the author was Thomas Wallace K.C. M.P.

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        SACHSEN. "Die Sächs. Herzogthümer nebst Reuss & Schwarzburg". Darstellung eines ländlichen Festes (Vogelschiessen im Altenburgischen) mit Armbrustschützen, Musikanten und tafelnden und trinkenden Zuschauern als Mittelbild, umgeben von vier Kostümgruppen und mehreren Ansichten.

      - Altkol. Lithographie von L.v. Hohbach aus 'Malerische Länderschau', Dannheimer, Kempten, um 1836, 32 x 38 cm. Mit Ansichten von Coburg, Gotha, Jena, Weimar, Altenburg, Rudolstadt und Gera. Die Trachtendarstellungen von Coburg, Altenburg und Suhl sowie ein Jenaer Student. Bemerkenswert die Insignien der Literatur und Kunst, speziell des Landkartenfachs, das in Weimar und Gotha seinen Sitz hatte. - Stimmungsvolles Blatt in reicher figürlicher und ornamentaler Dekoration. - Geglättete Bugfalte. Mittelbild und Trachten in feinem Altkolorit.

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        George Balcombe. A Novel

      Harper & Brothers, New York 1836 - First Edition. Vol. I: [1] - 282 pp.; vol. II: [1] - 319. 2 vols. 12mo. Poe called it the best American novel ever written. 19th century Virginia and Missouri. Tucker's first novel, which appeared anonymously. Poe called it the best American novel ever written. Wright I 2612 Original cloth, printed paper labels; labels heavily chipped with much loss, rear covers of vol. II rubbed; else fine. Owner's signature: "E.B. Finn" (?). Preserved in a quarter morocco slipcase with chemise Vol. I: [1] - 282 pp.; vol. II: [1] - 319. 2 vols. 12mo [Attributes: First Edition]

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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! Bitte um Beachtung: Wir sind bis einschließlich 14.01.2016 im Urlaub, der Versand Ihrer Bestellung erfolgt am 15.01. - Please note: Until Jan. 14th we are on holidays, ordered items will be mailed at Jan. 15th. Bücher de

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        Portfolio, The; or, a Collection of State Papers illustrative of the History of our Times (6 Bände).

      London, Ridgway bzw. Shoberl, (vol. I. & II. „New edition") 1836/37. - Mit 2 (1 gefaltete, 1 kolorierte) lithographischen Tafeln, 3 (2 gefaltet, 2 teilkoloriert) Karten, schlichte Pappbände der Zeit, 20 x 13 cm, Gut erhalten. Komplette Folge (6 vols. / 45 no.) dieser politischen Zeitschrift die hauptsächlich Anliegen Urquarts vertrat, der sich für eine kritische Betrachtung der expansiven Absichten Russlands auf dem Balkan, im Kaukasus und Zentralasien einsetzte. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        In zehn Sektionen.

      Wigand,, Leipzig, 1836 - 11 Bde. vollständig. Leipzig, Wigand, (1836 - 1849). 8°. OHalbLeder - Einbände. Nahezu makeloser Zustand. A. Tromlitz, Die sächsische Schweiz, mit 30 Stahlstichen. Gustav Schwab, Schwaben, mit 30 Stahlstichen. G. v. Heeringen, Franken, mit 31 Stahlstichen. Ludwig Bechstein, Thüringen, mit 30 Stahlstichen. W. Blumenhagen, Der Harz, mit 30 Stahlstichen. Ernst Raupach, Das Riesengebirge. Carl Herlossohn, Steiermark u. Tirol, mit 60 Stahlstichen. Eduard Duller, Die Donau, mit 60 Stahlstichen. Carl Simroch, Der Rhein. Mohnike und Starkloff, Die Ost- und Nordsee. Sprache: ger/deu [Attributes: First Edition]

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        Storia della Repubblica di Venezia di P. Darù, membro dell'accademia francese. Traduzione dal francese con note ed osservazioni. Tomo I-XI

      Capolago: Tipografia Elvetica, 1836 - In-16 (16 cm) 11 voll. 311 (1); 388; 441 (1); XXXII 363 (1); 410 (2); 364; 345 (3); 342 (2); 410 (2); 351 (1); 365 (3). Cartoncino con tassello al dorso. Qualche fioritura. Ottimo esemplare. 19mo secolo

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