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        Pickwick Papers (Original Parts 20 in 19)

      Chapman & Hall, London 1836 - First Editions, First Printings in the ORIGINAL MONTHLY PARTS. A superb set in the publisher's green pictorial wrappers with minor wear to the spines and edges. These ORIGINAL wrappers include 27 additional plates with the rare suppressed plates by R. W. Buss in part 3. A total of 70 plates present, with the 27 additions showing different versions of the original 43, some plates being variants not mentioned in Hatton and Cleaver. "These three artists (Seymour, Buss, "Phiz") etched, in all, 92 plates for the completed work; of which 43 are the "Originals" as they appeared in the first issue of the monthly parts, 4 are "Replacements," 2 are "Substitutes," and 24 are "Duplicates" of the originals: total 73. The remaining 19 are not dealt with in this bibliography" (Hatton and Cleaver pp 17). Fourteen of the front wrappers and twelve of the back wrappers are first issue (the wrappers, like the plates, can be found in a number of variants). The text has issue points in twelve of the nineteen books, in this set two of the parts show first issue text and ten show later issue text. The Pickwick advertiser is present and complete in eleven of the sixteen parts which call for it. The set also retains five of the seven "addresses" that were issued in the course of publication. Back ads present are Parts IX, one ad;, part X, one ad; Part XIII, two ads; Part XIV, one ad; Part XV, seven ads; Part XVII, three ads; Part XVIII, four ads; and Part XIX-XX, four ads. This shows twenty-three of the thirty-four ads called for in Hatton and Cleaver. Not complete as for the advertisements, but still with many more ads here than most copies in recent years. An overall excellent set documenting the progression and development of the illustrated plates and their variations housed in a custom clamshell slipcase for preservation. [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

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        Vorläufige Mittheilungen microscopischer Beobachtungen über den innern Bau der Cerbrospinalnerven und über die Entwickelung ihrer Formenelemente (pp.145-161, 1 Taf.).

      . Arch. Anat. Phys., 1836/2. - Berlin, im Verlag von G. Eichler, 1836, 8°, XVI, pp.pp.129-224, (2), 4 gestochene Tafeln, orig. Broschur; frisches unbeschnittenes Exemplar.. First Edition! - First report of Robert Remak's (1815-1865) discovery of the non-medullated nerve-fibres ("fibres of Remak"). - - Garrison & Morton No.1260

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        ?The Gun that Won the West? - ?Abe Lincoln may have freed all men, but Sam Colt made them equal? Samuel Colt?s three retained signed drafts of what he sent the Commissioner of Patents telling him of his ?various improvements? in his 1836 patent for ?revolving cylinder guns ? being desirous of securing his rights until he can perfect them??

      Paterson, New Jersey, 1836-1839. 8" x 13" ea. "Samuel Colt of Hartford, Connecticut, was granted a patent for ""revolving gun? on February 25, 1836. On March 5, 1836, he formed the Patent Arms Manufacturing Company in Paterson, New Jersey, to make the guns in quantity.Jeff Kinard in ?Pistols: An Illustrated History of Their Impact -Weapons and Warfare (Santa Barbara, California: ABC-CLIO, 2003) writes, ?In 1837 the new factory produced its first product, the tiny, five-shot Pocket Model Paterson Revolver ... Colt?s factory also produced the larger, five-chambered, caliber .31 Colt Belt Model Paterson Revolvers No. 2 and No. 3. The most famous of all Colt?s early production, however, was the Colt Holster Model Paterson Revolver No. 5, better known as the Texas Paterson ... The Paterson No. 5 appeared on the market [in 1838] only two years after Texas won independence from Mexico and one of the greatest periods of western expansion by the United States. Those attempting to tame the new frontier found it a violent and hostile place where one lived and died by the gun. Texans, most notably the Texas Rangers, quickly recognized the advantages of Colt?s big pistol ... The Rangers, usually outnumbered in unequaled encounters with hostile Indians, Mexicans, and desperadoes, appreciated the extra firepower of the Colt?s five shots ... The Paterson No. 5 quickly attained legendary status, its name permanently associated with Texas and the frontier...? No longer would the Texas Rangers have to pause in battle to reload single-shot pistols and rifles while the Indians continued firing arrows.On August 29, 1839, Colt was granted a patent for ?improvements in firearms and in the apparatus used therewith.? His 1839 patent begins, ?Be it known that I, Samuel Colt, of Paterson, in the county of Passaic and State of New Jersey, did obtain Letters Patent of the United States for an Improvement in Fire-Arms, which Letters Patent bear date on the 25th day of February, in the year 1836, and that I have made certain improvements in the construction of the said fire-arms, and also to the apparatus for loading and priming the same; and I do hereby declare that the following is a full and exact description of my said improvements. My first improvements appertain to rifles, guns, and pistols; my second to the construction of a cap-primer for containing the percussion caps and placing the same upon the nipples, and my third to a flask and other apparatus for loading the rifle or gun. For the general construction of my fire-arms, as originally patented I refer to the Letters Patent first above named [1836], the same being necessary to a perfect understanding of the improvements hereon, which I am now about to describe...?On April 27, 1835, Henry L. Ellsworth, son of patriot Oliver Ellsworth, was sworn in as Mayor of Hartford, Connecticut. He resigned after serving for seven weeks, having been appointed the first Commissioner of the U.S. Patent Office. Ellsworth became interested in Colt's revolver, so he encouraged the 21-year-old Hartford inventor to file a patent. After receiving his 1836 patent, like a true inventor, he began working on improvements to his firearms. He had specific ideas, but he still had to perfect them.Colt wrote to Ellsworth, telling him that, while not ready to file another patent, he would like to file a caveat to prevent someone else from filing a patent based upon his ideas, before he files his own patent. Colt described in detail his improvements to his original 1836 patent.Here offered are Samuel Colt?s undated retained drafts of the three documents sent to Commissioner of Patents Henry L. Ellsworth, each on watermarked laid paper, each signed by Colt. Ellipses marks (...) are used for omitted words, references to the drawing. Written in manuscript, there are additions and deletions in Colt?s hand.The DocumentsDisplayed in a custom designed black leather 11? x 14? x 1.25? presentation case with a gold-stamped smoking revolver on the cover.(1) Manuscript Document Signed ?Saml Colt,? with four words added in his hand, half-page, 8? x 13?. Fine condition.In full, ?To H.L. Ellsworth. Com: of patents ?" The petition of Samuel Colt of Paterson New Jersey respectfully sets forth that your petitioner has made various improvements in his & other patent revolving cylinder guns and their appendages, and being desirous of securing his rights until he can perfect them, he prays that the accompanying description and drawing may be filed as a caveat in the confidential archives of the patent office agreeable to the act of congress in such case made and provided your petitioner having paid $20 into the treasury and complied with other provisions of the act.?(2) Manuscript Document Signed ?Samuel Colt,? 2.5p, 8? x 13?, front & verso on two conjoined sheets. With deletions and additions, 40 words in his hand. Fine condition.In part, ?Samuel Colts caveat of improvements in various parts of fire arms and their appendages ?" First my improvement consists in rendering the charges, contained in the cylinder of my patent revolving cylinder gun safe by giving free passage for the escape of the fire which escapes latterly from the cylinder ... My second improvement consists in making the touch hole in the nipple conical ... having the base of the cone at the outside of the nipple, for the purpose of receiving a greater amount of heat and concentrating it when it reaches the load. My third improvement consists of a lever wherewith to force the balls into the chambers of the cylinder ... It is obvious that there are various modes of making such a lever, but one mode is represented for the illustration of the principle. It can be made to apply to all kinds of fire arms that load at the britch or have revolving cylinder chambers such as cochrans and others ?" My fourth improvement is in the bullet mould ... After the bullet has been cast, the cutter D is pushed to one side which clips off the stem and leaves the bullet finished ?" My fifth improvement consists in the valves of the powder flask ?" Instead of one valve, as used in the common flask for measuring the quantity of powder, I make use of two, one at the mouth of the flask stem and the other inside. When one is shut the other is open, and vice versa ... It is evident that all the parts above enumerated can be made and altered in various ways not necessary to enumerate; can but the object at present is to elucidate and secure the principle until they can be patented.? Colt has handwritten: ?The above principle is also applicable and has been applied by me to a flask having a number of tubes or chargers which expedite the loading of many chambered guns of all kinds.? Colt has crossed out the short paragraph beginning ?My sixth improvement is a military belt...?(3) Manuscript Document Signed ?Samuel Colt,? 1.5p, 8? x 13?, front & verso. With deletions and additions, 12 words in his hand. Fine condition.In part, ?My sixth improvement is in the bayonet = A (fig 1. Plate 2) represents a gun barrel with the bayonet B having a ferule C at its lower end made to slide up and [down] the barrel ... The mortise or notch d. at the britch end of the barrel has its upper side dovetailed...? Cold has handwritten fig 3 is an end view of the barrel and bayonet. My seventh improvement is in a case for containing caps ... This improvement differs from the common cap case in being double, and having an involute channel for the reception of the caps instead of an annular one, and also in having the follower slide upon its axes instead of being fixed ... the cover is opened and the involute channel filled with caps, the catch h is then disengaged and the cover fastened ... The operation is the same on each side but independent of each other, the central pin allowing the axes to work independent of each other.??The Colt revolver was known as ?the gun that won the West? ... A popular post-Civil War slogan said ?Abe Lincoln may have freed all men, but Sam Colt made them equal,?? wrote reporter Stephen H. Wyman in his 1989 article about Colt Firearms in the ?Washington Post.?At the August 28, 1999, sale held by Early American History Auctions, these three documents in their presentation case was estimated at $100,000-up."

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        HESSEN. "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.

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        [Manuscript Lesson Book]: Miss Roxanna W. Gross' Piece Book. Andrew Pingree Instructor. 1836

      [Scituate, Massachusetts]. 1836. Quarto. Contemporary limp marbled wrappers with 26 leaves of ribbon stitched multi-colored paper laid in. Fine. A very attractive exercise book with calligraphic title, and poems gathered from various sources neatly written on paper in shades of violet, purple, pink, blue, yellow, and white. Although the album's geographical origins are not explicit, Roxanna Wilder Gross was born in 1822 and lived in Scituate, Massachusetts. She would have been 12 or 13 years old when this piece book was created. Her instructor, Rev. Andrew Pingree, was a Universalist minister and school teacher. .

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        Jocelyn. Episode. Journal trouvé chez un curé de village

      Furne et Gosselin, Paris 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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        BAYERN. - Oberbayern, Salzburg und Tirol. - Alpenröslein; oder: Vierundzwanzig malerische Ansichten verschiedener Burgen, Gegenden, Seen ec. im Salzkammergute, dann in den Salzburger=, Berchtesgadener= und Tyroler=Gebirgen ec. Mit erläuterndem deutschen und französischen Texte.

      Lindauer,, Mchn., 1836 - 20,5 x 26,5 cm. 21 S., 1 Bl. Mit 24 Lithographien von Gustav Kraus. Pressler 219-242; Lentner 15049 und 16926. - Die sehr seltene komplette Folge der hübschen Ansichten von Gustav Kraus. - Reizendes Album, das mit den "Alpenblumen" von 1837 und dem "Gebirgsalbum" von 1840 fortgesetzt wurde. Die Politik des Verlages, mit gebundenen Erinnerungsalben auf den mehr und mehr einsetzenden Fremdenverkehr und Tourismus in das bayerische und österreichische Gebirge abzuzielen, zeigt sich hier erstmals. - Die Ansichten zeigen: Gesamtansicht von Salzburg, St. Petrikirche mit Haydn's Grabmahl, Aussicht vom Kapuzinerberge bey Salzburg, Der Park von Aign, Gnigl bei Salzburg, Salzburg von Maria Plain aus, Lustschloss Leopoldskron, Schloss Seehaus an der Salzburger Grenze, Aussee im Salzkammergut, Grundel See, Hallstädter See, Gosau See, Berchtesgaden mit dem Watzmann, Königssee mit dem Jagdschlosse St. Bartholomae, Der Ausfluss des Königssee's, Ramsau, Burggebäude in Golling, Pass Lueg im Tyrol, Hochwerfen im Pongau, Innspruck, Schloß Ambras, Parthie im Zillerthale, Kufstein, Schloß Tyrol. - Der Einband vorne und hinten "mit einer in Umrissen lithographierten Almszene und einer Gebirgslandschaft im Stile Eugen Neureuthers, vermutlich von Franz Seitz" (Pressler). - Einband leicht fleckig, der Rücken oben und unten lädiert. Die Tafeln teils stockfleckig. Aus der Sammlung Proebst und mit dessen Sammlerstempel verso auf allen Lithographie, sowie auf dem Einband hinten. Illustr. OPp. von Franz Seitz (?).

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        FIRST, SECOND, THIRD, FOURTH, FIFTH ANNUAL REPORT OF THE DIRECTORS (1836-1840); REPORTS OF THE ENGINEERS 1836-7 and 1838-9; PROCEEDINGS OF THE ANNUAL MEETINGS OF THE WESTERN RAIL-ROAD CORPORATION December 12, 1838 and March 12, 1840.

      Dutton & Wentworth, Printers, Boston 1836 - A bound volume containing a collection of ten publications relating to the Western Rail-Road Corporation from the incorporation in 1836 to 1840. The First Annual Report from 1836 is included twice. Bound in comtemporary three quarter leather, which is moderately to heavily worn, with the front hinge very weak. There is minor to moderate foxing, and the final half of the text is lightly stained at the top corner. The 1836-37 Reports of the Engineers is complete with two fold-out maps which were printed on very thin onion-skin paper. These two maps have been detached, and are misfolded, with minor tearing, as well as some foxing. A ready-made collection of the founding documents of this railroad company, which starts in Boston winding its way across the state where it enters New York State at West Stockbridge. Size: Octavo (8vo) [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        O KA HULIANO, HE OLELO NIELE IA E MOAKAKA AI KE ANO O KA PALAPALA HEMOLELE.

      Oahu: Mei Pai Palapala a na Misionairi, 1836. - 152pp. 12mo. Contemporary calf, spine tooled in gilt, leather label. Hinges lightly rubbed. Bookplate on front pastedown. Fine. The second edition, with a printing of only 3,000 copies. The title translates as: "The inquiry, questions illustrating the meaning of the Holy Scriptures. A good thing for Sunday Schools. Book I. About the story of Jesus and his miracles." This copy is from the library of James F. Hunnewell (1832- 1910), with his bookplate. Hunnewell was a Boston book collector and bibliographer. He published a BIBLIOGRAPHY OF THE HAWAIIAN ISLANDS in 1869. His father, James Hunnewell, became familiar with the islands when the ship he was on was sold to Hawaiian chiefs; Hunnewell was responsible for collecting the payment in sandalwood and then selling it in China. As a result, he spent several months in the islands and became friendly with the local populace. In 1820 he arrived in Honolulu as second mate on the brig Thaddeus, the ship bearing the first American missionaries and the first printing press. He later developed a significant business in Hawaii which grew into the commercial house later known as C. Brewer & Company. Though he returned to Charlestown, Masachusetts, he spent the rest of his life actively engaged in exporting goods to Hawaii and California. Part of his considerable fortune was given to found Oahu College. A lovely association copy in a beautiful contemporary binding. FORBES 1019. JUDD 141. DAB IX, p.381.

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        First Annual Report of the Colonization Commissioners of South Australia to His Majesty's Principal Secretary of State For the Colonies 1836

      London: House of Commons, 28 July, 1836. Tall quarto, 40pp. with handcoloured lithographed sheet; bound in splendid full crimson crushed morocco with gilt lettering by Sangorski & Sutcliffe. Letter of instruction to William Light. A significant publication in the early history of South Australia, being the first report of the Colonization Commission tasked with selling land in the infant colony to provide the capital for colonial development. The sale of land in South Australia owed much to the 'science of colonial management' propounded by Edward Wakefield Gibbon, and within a decade was confounded with difficulty as the colony accrued massive debt from the British government. This report publishes important correspondence relating to the early survey, including the letters of instruction to Surveyor-General William Light and his assistants (including Boyle Travers Finniss). The lithographed map by Arrowsmith is titled "Part of Southern Australia from the 132 to 141 degree of East Longitude".From the library of Dr. Robert Edwards, AO, in a remarkably bold and handsome binding by master English bookbinders Sangorski and Sutcliffe.

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        SKETCH OF THE SEMINOLE WAR, AND SKETCHES DURING A CAMPAIGN. By a Lieutenant of the Left Wing

      Charleston: Dan J. Dowling, 1836.. [2],[6],311,[1]pp. Antique half calf and marbled boards. A couple of small ink notations to the outer margin of text, light foxing. Untrimmed, very good. One of the rarest personal narratives of the second Seminole War of 1835-36. The volume was absent from the Streeter collection, which contained some of the rarest Seminole War material. It is also lacking from several otherwise exhaustive collections of southern military history. The author was an officer in the South Carolina volunteer regiment commanded by Col. A.H. Brisbane. James Servies, in the new edition of his BIBLIOGRAPHY OF WEST FLORIDA, identifies the author as W.W. Smith on the basis of a NILES WEEKLY REGISTER article about the book. Smith gives a general history of the beginning of the war, then proceeds to a narrative of his experience with the South Carolina volunteers between the formation of the regiment in January 1836 and the termination of their service at St. Augustine in May. He gives a lively firsthand account of the campaign and his part in it, with interesting observations on the land, natural history, and Indians, as well as military details. He also provides a "Vocabulary of the Seminole language." HOWES S284. SERVIES, FLORIDA 1913. CLARK III:237. GILCREASE-HARGRETT, p.336. FIELD 1418. EBERSTADT 103:106. SABIN 81536. AMERICAN IMPRINTS 40183.

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        Séraphita. Extrait du Livre mystique

      Werdet, Paris 1836 - In-8 (20,8 x 13,4 cm), faux-titre, titre, 376 pp., (3) ff., demi-basane fauve à coins, dos lisse orné, tranches marbrées (reliure pastiche). Première édition séparée de ce roman, dont il fut fait un tirage à part à 300 exemplaires, qui est constitué du Tome II du Livre mystique (seconde édition, Werdet, 1836), (Clouzot). (Menus défauts, angle inférieur du feuillet 147 arraché, quelques petites mouillures légères, quelques trous de vers dans la marge inférieure des 38 premières pages, traces sur les 3 premiers feuillets, rousseurs). // Octavo (20,8 x 13,4 cm), half-title, title, 376 pp., (3) ff., fawn three-quarter roan, smooth spine tooled, marbled edges (XXth cent. pastiche binding). First separated edition, limited printing of 300 copies, being the vol. 2 of "Le Livre mystique" (second edition, Werdet, 1836), (Clouzot). (Minor defects, lower corner of leaf 147 missing, some little light water-stains, some worm holes on low margin of 38 first pages, marks on 3 first leaves, foxing).

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        Ouchy, the port of Lausanne. Originally handcoloured.

      London, n.d. (1836),. 12x17.5 cm.,. From the very rare original coloured English edition of Bartlett / Beattie, printed in 'Bistre'( light brown) and then handcoloured. Engraved by J. Cousins after W.H. Bartlett.Please notify before visiting to see a book. Prices are excl. VAT/TVA (only Switzerland) & postage.

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        Capriccio for horn solo woodwinds and brass. Autograph manuscript full score. Composed for Queen Victoria's visit to Woburn Abbey in 1841. Apparently unpublished

      Folio (ca. 303 x 240 mm). [25], [i] (blank) pp. Notated in black ink on paper with the watermark "SE & Co. 1836." 20 staves per page, drawn with rastrum. Partially paginated. Undated, but ca. 1841. With autograph titling "Capriccio – Musica del M.o F. Schira" and inscription "Composto in Occasione della visita della Regina al Castello di Woburn del Duca di Bedford", most probably in Schira's hand, to upper and lower blank margins of first page. Occasional autograph corrections, annotations in Italian and English, performance markings, and cuts in black ink and pencil in Italian and English. Scored for flute, oboe, clarinet, horn obbligato, 2 horns, and bassoon, the work comprises several interlinked movements, which incorporate two British national songs, "God Save the Queen" (the national anthem) and "Rule Brittania," as well as two variations and two short cadenzas for solo horn. Loosely sewn. Light dampstaining, fraying, and occasional tearing to outer edges; moderate soiling to first page and lower corners; occasional light smudging not affecting music; pp. 21-22 creased at folds. Together with: A complete set of manuscript parts, notated principally by one copyist. Contemporary ivory paper wrappers. Folio (ca. 303 x 240 mm). Horn obbligato: [11], [i] (blank) pp.; flute [11], [i] (blank) pp.; oboe: [12] pp.; clarinet: [12] pp.; bassoon: [12] pp.; 2 horns: [21], [i] (blank) pp. Notated in black ink on paper with watermark "SE & Co. 1836." 12 staves per page, drawn with rastrum. Autograph titling "Capriccio – Musica del M.o F. Schira" to blank upper margin of first pages; occasional annotations, corrections, erasures, and cuts in pencil and black ink – some autograph – throughout; some passages of music perhaps copied by Schira himself. Upper wrappers inscribed "Signor Puzzi..," most likely a reference to the great horn virtuoso Giovanni Puzzi, for whom this work was probably composed. Edges of wrappers and some leaves with minor dampstaining and foxing; final pages of each part with remnants of adhesive slightly affecting music, as well as one or more thin strips of blank paper partially (or formerly) laid down over one or more staves; occasional minor tears with slight loss, and wear to edges not affecting music; light bleeding; pp. 9-10 of flute part folded into inner margin with 4 vertical creases. . Apparently unpublished. Not in Grove works list. As the inscription indicates, the Capriccio was composed for the visit of Queen Victoria and Prince Albert to Woburn Abbey, the residence of the Duke of Bedford, on July 26-29, 1841. According to the Morning Post (July 28, 1841), Giovanni Puzzi (1792-1876), the most celebrated horn virtuoso of his time, was contracted to superintend "the band and all musical arrangements" for this special occasion. Elizabeth Bradley Strauchen, "Giovanni Puzzi: His Life and Work..." (D. Phil thesis, University of Oxford, 2000), p. 85. Schira's Capriccio, which showcased Puzzi and his small "band" of wind instruments, was probably one such "musical arrangement." As the present score and parts include additional performance markings, corrections, cuts, and other signs of use, it is possible that Puzzi and his musicians performed from them. Puzzi was "principal horn at the KingÂ’s Theatre, the Philharmonic Society (1821–4) and the Concert of Ancient Music (1823–6), as well as at provincial festivals; he was also the first professor of horn at the Royal Academy of Music, where he played in the Royal Academic Concerts. He also organized a chamber music series in 1837, known as Classical Concerts for Wind Instruments... [Puzzi] enjoyed a virtual monopoly of private and benefit concerts for over 20 years. The large body of works composed and arranged by Puzzi formed the basis of his solo repertory, and reflects both the extreme popularity of the Italian Opera and the fascination for virtuoso performers that was then characteristic of London musical life. His works include a concerto, fantasias and numerous vocal arrangements with horn obbligato (MSS in GB-Lbl). These compositions, and those written for him by contemporaries, represent the apex of chromatic hand horn technique in the cor-mixte style." Elizabeth Bradley Strauchen in Grove online Schira was an Italian composer, conductor, and teacher. "After a brief visit to Paris in 1842, Schira was appointed director of music at the newly opened Princess's Theatre in London. In 1843 he conducted a short season under Alfred Bunn's management at Covent Garden, and in the following year joined Bunn at Drury Lane on the resignation of Benedict as conductor. He remained there intermittently until 1847, conducting both foreign adaptations and a number of English operas... Schira conducted Bunn's 1852 season at Drury Lane, but thereafter he devoted himself to teaching singing... while continuing to compose... He was totally opposed to any style other than the Italian, which led the Musical Times to declare, on his death, that ‘his music suffered mainly from the disavantage of being out of fashionÂ’... Despite his narrow musical tastes, Schira was, after Verdi, one of the outstanding Italian opera composers of his generation. Arditi, who conducted the première of Niccolò de' Lapi, justly described the work as ‘a patriotic opera Â… written in the genuine Italian style Â… fervid, melodious, and free from pretence or assumptionÂ’. Selvaggia, his masterpiece, is even more powerful: its through-composed texture sustains a consistent dramatic tension which clearly foreshadows the methods of Puccini." Nigel Burton and Keith Horner in Grove online.

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        Voyage Autour du Monde, fait par ordre de sa majesté l'Empereur Nicolas 1er sur la Corvette Le Seniavine, dans les années 1826, 1827, 1828 et 1829 [with] Partie nautique text volume

      Paris and St. Petersburg: Lithographie de Engelmann et Compagnie; C. Hintze, 1836. Two volumes comprising: Atlas folio, with 51 lithographed plates and three maps (one folding); light water stains on the upper margins of the text pages and the plates; original quarter morocco and marbled boards; the quarto text volume with five coastal profiles (two folding) and 10 maps (one folding); including a large folding map of "Aliaska" tipped in between pages 274 and 275 (not mentioned by Lada-Mocarski or any other authority); a few pages lightly foxed, and with marginal annotations in pencil and in ink by the Pacific scholar and collector George Davidson and his ownership signature on the title-page; contemporary half roan, cloth sides renewed. Exceptionally rare Russian voyage into the north Pacific. One of the rarest and most beautiful of all illustrated Pacific voyage publications, featuring fine lithographic plates of Alaska and the Northwest Coast, the Caroline Islands, Guam and the Philippines.We offer here a substantial portion of the very rare official account of the Lütke voyage. The full account of the voyage comprises two discrete publications since the Historical and Hydrographical sections were separately published by different publishers. In addition, some parts were available in either Russian or French versions (the complicated bibliography of these editions is fully dealt with by Lada-Mocarski in his Bibliography of Books on Alaska published before 1868).All printed materials relating to the Lütke voyage are notoriously rare. This is the famous American voyage collector Fred Ellis's set of this voyage, which comprises the Historical Atlas, published in Paris by Engelmann to accompany either French or Russian versions of the text; the two text volumes for the Partie Historique are supplied here in a modern facsimile of the French version (Amsterdam, 1971). These are accompanied by the Russian-published French-language text volume of the Hydrographical section. The Hydrographical atlas is not presentComplete sets of both parts (that is, with both text and atlas volumes) are virtually impossible to obtain; the French edition, which is just as rare as the Russian, is said to have been almost entirely bought by Russians (Brunet, quoted by Lada-Mocarski) explaining its extraordinary rarity today.The Lütke expedition of 1826-1829 was the last great Russian scientific voyage to the Northwest coast of America. The expedition sailed to the Pacific via Cape Horn, and reached Sitka on the Northwest Coast and spent over a month there. They continued north to Unalaska and the Aleutian Islands, before sailing into the Bering Sea and surveying the coast of the Alaskan Peninsula. As winter approached the expedition turned southward to the Caroline group of Micronesia where they stayed for most of 1828, followed by Guam and the Philippines. The return voyage stopped at St Helena Island in the south Atlantic before finishing at Kronstadt in September 1829.The 51 plates in the atlas, many of them comprising two images, were lithographed by the Parisian specialist printer Engelmann from the original drawings. Working in Paris from 1816, Godefroy Engelmann was the pioneer and best exponent of the new techniques of lithography in book illustration that gradually replaced older methods from the 1820s onwards. In this copy the plates are examples of the more desirable form identified by Lada-Mocarski, printed on fine India paper and mounted into the atlas rather than printed directly onto thick paper.Renowned for their exceptional detail and finesse, the plates are rivalled only by those of Choris as the finest nineteenth-century depictions of the Pacific. They comprise sensitive portraits, landscapes, village scenes, native habitations, canoes and sailing craft, tools and weapons, and more. The depictions of tropical foliage are of exceptional quality. The plates are significant as an ethnographic record of the indigenous peoples of the Northwest coast, Unalaska, Kamchatka and present-day Micronesia.

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        Ideen-Magazin für Architecten, Künstler und Handwerker die mit der Baukunst zu thun haben (.). In englischen, italienischen, gothischen, türkischen persischen, indischen und sinesischen Geschmack. Neue vermehrte Auflage. Band 1, Hefte 1-12; Bd. 2, H. 1-12.; Bd. 3, H. 1-3. Zus. 27 Hefte in 1 Band.

      Leipzig, Baumgärtner, 1835-, 1836. - 4°, circa 27 x 23 cm. Mit gestochenem Titel und 162 Kupfertafeln Neuerer Halblederband mit Rückenvergoldung (Original-Lieferungsumschläge mit eingebunden) Nicht im Ornamentstichkat. Berlin. - Grohmanns erfolgreiches "Ideenmagazin für Liebhaber von Gärten" (1796-1806) veranlasste den Leipziger Verlag Baumgärtner eine neue Ausgabe herauszugeben, die etwas weniger luxuriös, was Papier und Kolorierung angeht, einem breiteren Publikum zugänglich gemacht werden sollte. Weitestgehend wurden neue Entwürfe abgebildet und aus der Urfassung nur Entwürfe übernommen, die um 1835 noch für 'zeitgemäß' gehalten wurden. - Die Kupfer zeigen Landhäuser, Badehäuser, Tempel, Fischerhütte, Gartenhäuser, Gärtner- oder Jägerwohnung, Gartenbänke u. Gartenmöbel, Vasen, Pavillons, Zäune, Tore, Säulen, Spaliere, Bootshäuser, Brücken etc., häufig mit Grundrissen. - Insgesamt erschienen bis 1845 fünf Bände mit jeweils 12 Heften. - Wie meist etwas gebräunt oder braunfleckig, sonst schönes Exemplar in einem dekorativen Einband. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Souvenirs, mémoires et lettres du général Maximien Lamarque -

      Librairie de H. Fournier 1836 -, Paris - 3 tomes. In-8 Tome 1: 434 pp. Tome 2: Tome 3: Reliure bradel demi-percaline grise. Dos lisse avec pièce de titre noire. Couverture conservée. Intérieur très propre avec parfois mouillures claires. Très bon état. Jean Maximilien Lamarque, né à Saint-Sever en Juillet 1170 mort du choléra le 1er Juin 1832, est un officier général français, qui a fait sa carrière dans les armées de la Révolution et de l'Empire, en particulier les guerres de Vendée et d'Espagne. Fervent Républicain, ses obsèques sont prétexte de l' insurrection républicaine de 1832 car les partisans républicains acceptèrent mal que les derniers honneurs soient rendus à ce fervent républicain par des royalistes légitimistes. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        First Annual Report of the Colonization Commissioners of South Australia to His Majesty's Principal Secretary of State For the Colonies 1836

      House of Commons, 28 July, London 1836 - Tall quarto, 40pp. with handcoloured lithographed sheet; bound in splendid full crimson crushed morocco with gilt lettering by Sangorski & Sutcliffe. Letter of instruction to William Light. A significant publication in the early history of South Australia, being the first report of the Colonization Commission tasked with selling land in the infant colony to provide the capital for colonial development. The sale of land in South Australia owed much to the 'science of colonial management' propounded by Edward Wakefield Gibbon, and within a decade was confounded with difficulty as the colony accrued massive debt from the British government. This report publishes important correspondence relating to the early survey, including the letters of instruction to Surveyor-General William Light and his assistants (including Boyle Travers Finniss). The lithographed map by Arrowsmith is titled "Part of Southern Australia from the 132 to 141 degree of East Longitude".From the library of Dr. Robert Edwards, AO, in a remarkably bold and handsome binding by master English bookbinders Sangorski and Sutcliffe. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Capriccio for horn solo woodwinds and brass. Autograph manuscript full score. Composed for Queen Victoria's visit to Woburn Abbey in 1841. Apparently unpublished

      Folio (ca. 303 x 240 mm). [25], [i] (blank) pp. Notated in black ink on paper with the watermark "SE & Co. 1836." 20 staves per page, drawn with rastrum. Partially paginated. Undated, but ca. 1841. With autograph titling "Capriccio ?- Musica del M.o F. Schira" and inscription "Composto in Occasione della visita della Regina al Castello di Woburn del Duca di Bedford", most probably in Schira's hand, to upper and lower blank margins of first page. Occasional autograph corrections, annotations in Italian and English, performance markings, and cuts in black ink and pencil in Italian and English. Scored for flute, oboe, clarinet, horn obbligato, 2 horns, and bassoon, the work comprises several interlinked movements, which incorporate two British national songs, "God Save the Queen" (the national anthem) and "Rule Brittania," as well as two variations and two short cadenzas for solo horn. Loosely sewn. Light dampstaining, fraying, and occasional tearing to outer edges; moderate soiling to first page and lower corners; occasional light smudging not affecting music; pp. 21-22 creased at folds. Together with: A complete set of manuscript parts, notated principally by one copyist. Contemporary ivory paper wrappers. Folio (ca. 303 x 240 mm). Horn obbligato: [11], [i] (blank) pp.; flute [11], [i] (blank) pp.; oboe: [12] pp.; clarinet: [12] pp.; bassoon: [12] pp.; 2 horns: [21], [i] (blank) pp. Notated in black ink on paper with watermark "SE & Co. 1836." 12 staves per page, drawn with rastrum. Autograph titling "Capriccio ?- Musica del M.o F. Schira" to blank upper margin of first pages; occasional annotations, corrections, erasures, and cuts in pencil and black ink ?- some autograph ?- throughout; some passages of music perhaps copied by Schira himself. Upper wrappers inscribed "Signor Puzzi..," most likely a reference to the great horn virtuoso Giovanni Puzzi, for whom this work was probably composed. Edges of wrappers and some leaves with minor dampstaining and foxing; final pages of each part with remnants of adhesive slightly affecting music, as well as one or more thin strips of blank paper partially (or formerly) laid down over one or more staves; occasional minor tears with slight loss, and wear to edges not affecting music; light bleeding; pp. 9-10 of flute part folded into inner margin with 4 vertical creases. . Apparently unpublished. Not in Grove works list. As the inscription indicates, the Capriccio was composed for the visit of Queen Victoria and Prince Albert to Woburn Abbey, the residence of the Duke of Bedford, on July 26-29, 1841. According to the Morning Post (July 28, 1841), Giovanni Puzzi (1792-1876), the most celebrated horn virtuoso of his time, was contracted to superintend "the band and all musical arrangements" for this special occasion. Elizabeth Bradley Strauchen, "Giovanni Puzzi: His Life and Work..." (D. Phil thesis, University of Oxford, 2000), p. 85. Schira's Capriccio, which showcased Puzzi and his small "band" of wind instruments, was probably one such "musical arrangement." As the present score and parts include additional performance markings, corrections, cuts, and other signs of use, it is possible that Puzzi and his musicians performed from them. Puzzi was "principal horn at the King?'s Theatre, the Philharmonic Society (1821?-4) and the Concert of Ancient Music (1823?-6), as well as at provincial festivals; he was also the first professor of horn at the Royal Academy of Music, where he played in the Royal Academic Concerts. He also organized a chamber music series in 1837, known as Classical Concerts for Wind Instruments... [Puzzi] enjoyed a virtual monopoly of private and benefit concerts for over 20 years. The large body of works composed and arranged by Puzzi formed the basis of his solo repertory, and reflects both the extreme popularity of the Italian Opera and the fascination for virtuoso performers that was then characteristic of London musical life. His works include a concerto, fantasias and numerous vocal arrangements with horn obbligato (MSS in GB-Lbl). These compositions, and those written for him by contemporaries, represent the apex of chromatic hand horn technique in the cor-mixte style." Elizabeth Bradley Strauchen in Grove online Schira was an Italian composer, conductor, and teacher. "After a brief visit to Paris in 1842, Schira was appointed director of music at the newly opened Princess's Theatre in London. In 1843 he conducted a short season under Alfred Bunn's management at Covent Garden, and in the following year joined Bunn at Drury Lane on the resignation of Benedict as conductor. He remained there intermittently until 1847, conducting both foreign adaptations and a number of English operas... Schira conducted Bunn's 1852 season at Drury Lane, but thereafter he devoted himself to teaching singing... while continuing to compose... He was totally opposed to any style other than the Italian, which led the Musical Times to declare, on his death, that ?'his music suffered mainly from the disavantage of being out of fashion?'... Despite his narrow musical tastes, Schira was, after Verdi, one of the outstanding Italian opera composers of his generation. Arditi, who conducted the première of Niccolò de' Lapi, justly described the work as ?'a patriotic opera … written in the genuine Italian style … fervid, melodious, and free from pretence or assumption?'. Selvaggia, his masterpiece, is even more powerful: its through-composed texture sustains a consistent dramatic tension which clearly foreshadows the methods of Puccini." Nigel Burton and Keith Horner in Grove online.

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        Notice de Livres Rares et Précieux Imprimés sur papier de Chine

      Paris: B. Warée Ainé, Libraire. Rignoux, Imprimeur - Founder, 1836. [vi] pp. premlims, [20] ff., text surrounded by engraved decorative border. 12mo. Later hand-lettered wrappers, (lacking original pink wrappers), light soiling to title page, else fine. A catalogue of 20 works, mostly on China paper, printed by Rignoux and offered for sale by Warée. 18 of the titles had been displayed at the Exposition des produits de l'industrie française in 1834. Most of the works are marked "unique." Rare; only a handful of copies located on OCLC.

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        Capriccio for horn solo woodwinds and brass. Autograph manuscript full score. Composed for Queen Victoria's visit to Woburn Abbey in 1841. Apparently unpublished

      . Folio (ca. 303 x 240 mm). [25], [i] (blank) pp. Notated in black ink on paper with the watermark "SE & Co. 1836." 20 staves per page, drawn with rastrum. Partially paginated. Undated, but ca. 1841. With autograph titling "Capriccio - Musica del M.o F. Schira" and inscription "Composto in Occasione della visita della Regina al Castello di Woburn del Duca di Bedford", most probably in Schira's hand, to upper and lower blank margins of first page. Occasional autograph corrections, annotations in Italian and English, performance markings, and cuts in black ink and pencil in Italian and English. Scored for flute, oboe, clarinet, horn obbligato, 2 horns, and bassoon, the work comprises several interlinked movements, which incorporate two British national songs, "God Save the Queen" (the national anthem) and "Rule Brittania," as well as two variations and two short cadenzas for solo horn. Loosely sewn. Light dampstaining, fraying, and occasional tearing to outer edges; moderate soiling to first page and lower corners; occasional light smudging not affecting music; pp. 21-22 creased at folds. Together with: A complete set of manuscript parts, notated principally by one copyist. Contemporary ivory paper wrappers. Folio (ca. 303 x 240 mm). Horn obbligato: [11], [i] (blank) pp.; flute [11], [i] (blank) pp.; oboe: [12] pp.; clarinet: [12] pp.; bassoon: [12] pp.; 2 horns: [21], [i] (blank) pp. Notated in black ink on paper with watermark "SE & Co. 1836." 12 staves per page, drawn with rastrum. Autograph titling "Capriccio - Musica del M.o F. Schira" to blank upper margin of first pages; occasional annotations, corrections, erasures, and cuts in pencil and black ink - some autograph - throughout; some passages of music perhaps copied by Schira himself. Upper wrappers inscribed "Signor Puzzi..," most likely a reference to the great horn virtuoso Giovanni Puzzi, for whom this work was probably composed. Edges of wrappers and some leaves with minor dampstaining and foxing; final pages of each part with remnants of adhesive slightly affecting music, as well as one or more thin strips of blank paper partially (or formerly) laid down over one or more staves; occasional minor tears with slight loss, and wear to edges not affecting music; light bleeding; pp. 9-10 of flute part folded into inner margin with 4 vertical creases.. Apparently unpublished. Not in Grove works list. As the inscription indicates, the Capriccio was composed for the visit of Queen Victoria and Prince Albert to Woburn Abbey, the residence of the Duke of Bedford, on July 26-29, 1841. According to the Morning Post (July 28, 1841), Giovanni Puzzi (1792-1876), the most celebrated horn virtuoso of his time, was contracted to superintend "the band and all musical arrangements" for this special occasion. Elizabeth Bradley Strauchen, "Giovanni Puzzi: His Life and Work..." (D. Phil thesis, University of Oxford, 2000), p. 85. Schira's Capriccio, which showcased Puzzi and his small "band" of wind instruments, was probably one such "musical arrangement." As the present score and parts include additional performance markings, corrections, cuts, and other signs of use, it is possible that Puzzi and his musicians performed from them. Puzzi was "principal horn at the King's Theatre, the Philharmonic Society (1821-4) and the Concert of Ancient Music (1823-6), as well as at provincial festivals; he was also the first professor of horn at the Royal Academy of Music, where he played in the Royal Academic Concerts. He also organized a chamber music series in 1837, known as Classical Concerts for Wind Instruments... [Puzzi] enjoyed a virtual monopoly of private and benefit concerts for over 20 years. The large body of works composed and arranged by Puzzi formed the basis of his solo repertory, and reflects both the extreme popularity of the Italian Opera and the fascination for virtuoso performers that was then characteristic of London musical life. His works include a concerto, fantasias and numerous vocal arrangements with horn obbligato (MSS in GB-Lbl). These compositions, and those written for him by contemporaries, represent the apex of chromatic hand horn technique in the cor-mixte style." Elizabeth Bradley Strauchen in Grove online Schira was an Italian composer, conductor, and teacher. "After a brief visit to Paris in 1842, Schira was appointed director of music at the newly opened Princess's Theatre in London. In 1843 he conducted a short season under Alfred Bunn's management at Covent Garden, and in the following year joined Bunn at Drury Lane on the resignation of Benedict as conductor. He remained there intermittently until 1847, conducting both foreign adaptations and a number of English operas... Schira conducted Bunn's 1852 season at Drury Lane, but thereafter he devoted himself to teaching singing... while continuing to compose... He was totally opposed to any style other than the Italian, which led the Musical Times to declare, on his death, that 'his music suffered mainly from the disavantage of being out of fashion'... Despite his narrow musical tastes, Schira was, after Verdi, one of the outstanding Italian opera composers of his generation. Arditi, who conducted the premiere of Niccolo de' Lapi, justly described the work as 'a patriotic opera written in the genuine Italian style fervid, melodious, and free from pretence or assumption'. Selvaggia, his masterpiece, is even more powerful: its through-composed texture sustains a consistent dramatic tension which clearly foreshadows the methods of Puccini." Nigel Burton and Keith Horner in Grove online.

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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

      Effingham Wilson, Royal Exchange, London 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 firstof seven parts published between 1836 and 1844. Goldsmiths' 29742; Kress C.4213 [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        A Comic Alphabet

      London: Tilt, 1836. First edition.. Hardcover. Near fine. Twenty-four subjects on a folding sheet enclosed by printed paper boards with the title design and date (1836) on the upper board and a portrait of Tilt with '1836' on the wall behind him, on the lower board. With contemporary handcolored plates. Cohn, p. 47, who notes that this first edition was issued with uncolored plates, but that a few copies were issued with colored plates "but they are of very great rarity". The coloring on these plates is skillful, without bleed-thru to the reverse, and heightened with gum arabic, all characteristics of the original issue. The designs on the covers are uncolored, as called for. Wear to the lower spine, with light soil to the covers else this is a fine copy. Protected in a 19th century morocco solander case.

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        Emma.

      Richard Bentley, London. 1836 - Second Bentley edition (the first appeared in 1833). Small octavo. pp [ii], 435. With the engraved frontispiece and extra pictorial title-page (dated 1833). Period binding of half calf with raised bands, marbled boards.Covers scuffed at the edges. Very good. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        1. Panorama des langues. Clef de l`étymologie, 2. Dictionnaire idio-étymologique hébreu et dictionnaire grec-hébreu. - 148-128 p. 3. Grammaire. - VIII-124 p.,

      Publication : Paris : l`auteur, 1836 - 3 Bücher zussammen gebunden, Einband berieben, innen sauber, insgesamt gutes u. seltenes Exemplar. Sprache: de Gewicht in Gramm: 550

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        THE STRUCTURE AND DISTRIBUTION OF CORAL REEFS. Being the First Part of the Geology of the Voyage of the Beagle, under the Command of Capt. Fitzroy, R.N. during the Years 1832 to 1836.

      London, Smith, Elder and Co., 1842.FIRST EDITION 1842. 8vo, approximately 210 x 135 mm, 8¼ x 5¼ inches, 3 folding maps, 2 with coloured outlines, lacks black and white map 2, replaced with an identical map from the second edition of 1874 and put in a pocket at rear, 6 woodcuts in the text, pages: xii, 1 - 214 including index, half - title present, rebound in full blue morocco, gilt lettering to spine, gilt decoration to spine with anchors between raised bands, covers with gilt and blind decoration to edges with anchors in each corner, housed in a plain blue cloth slipcase. Pale brown staining to outer margins of all pages, including half - title and title pages, worse at the front and back, the coloured folding maps have browning to the folds (see images), first folding map has neat repairs to 2 folds and a few small neat repairs to margins, the map in pocket has small piece cut from a corner, not affecting image, occasional other small pale stains in margins, some edges slightly brittle, no advertisements in this copy. A stained copy of this important Darwin in a handsome binding, priced to reflect condition. See The Works of Charle Darwin, by R.B. Freeman, page 58 No. 271. MORE IMAGES ATTACHED TO THIS LISTING, ALL ZOOMABLE, FURTHER IMAGES ON REQUEST. POSTAGE AT COST.

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        The Cruise of The Midge

      Edinburgh: Blackwood. 1836, 1836. Adventure Fiction. First Edition. 2 Volumes. 12mo. In a very handsome contemporary full scarlet straight-grain morocco. Titled and decorated in gilt to spine and borders with attractive gilt foliate border to boards. Light scuffing and minor edgewear, very attractive indeed. All edges gilt. Marbled endpapers. Professional repair to small tear margin of contents page. A very attractive little copy of this seafaring novel.

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        FIRST, SECOND, THIRD, FOURTH, FIFTH ANNUAL REPORT OF THE DIRECTORS (1836-1840); REPORTS OF THE ENGINEERS 1836-7 and 1838-9; PROCEEDINGS OF THE ANNUAL MEETINGS OF THE WESTERN RAIL-ROAD CORPORATION December 12, 1838 and March 12, 1840

      Boston: Dutton & Wentworth, Printers, 1836. A bound volume containing a collection of ten publications relating to the Western Rail-Road Corporation from the incorporation in 1836 to 1840. The First Annual Report from 1836 is included twice. Bound in comtemporary three quarter leather, which is moderately to heavily worn, with the front hinge very weak. There is minor to moderate foxing, and the final half of the text is lightly stained at the top corner. The 1836-37 Reports of the Engineers is complete with two fold-out maps which were printed on very thin onion-skin paper. These two maps have been detached, and are misfolded, with minor tearing, as well as some foxing. A ready-made collection of the founding documents of this railroad company, which starts in Boston winding its way across the state where it enters New York State at West Stockbridge.. First Edition. Hardcover. Very good condition. Octavo (8vo).

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        Eigenh. Brief mit U.

      [Wien], 19. III. 1836.. 2 SS. auf Doppelblatt. 8vo.. An den Musikverleger Anton Diabelli, zum Tode des Bassisten Gottfried Reggla, für den er das komische Bassduett "Der Doktor und der Patient" geschrieben hatte: "Der Tod unseres guten Reggla hat mich sehr ergriffen; ein in jeder Beziehung schwerer Verlust. Es drängte sich mir wohl gleich die Frage auf, ob wir nun den Titel des Duetts ändern sollen? - ich möchte sie kaum bejahend lösen. Mir wenigstens wird Reggla's Nahme auf dem Titelblatte als ein werthes Denkmahl an den lieben Abgeschiedenen erschienen, - vielleicht dürfte noch mancher so wie ich darüber urtheilen, und gerade deßhalb das Werk sich anschaffen, weil es zugleich als Souvenir des so früh Heimgegangenen ihnen dienen wird. Übrigens stelle ich es ganz Ihrem Ermessen anheim, was hier am zweckmäßigsten zu thun ist. - Ich bin selbst von einem heftigen Fieber aufs Krankenlager geworfen worden, und bin noch nicht im Stande auszugehen, sonst würde ich Sie schon aufgesucht haben. - Für die mir übersandten 3 Exemplare des spanischen Duetts danke ich schönstens; eines werde ich der Frau v. Kiss bringen, eines behalte ich mir, u. eines bekommt Ciccimarra zur Anempfehlung an seine Schüler. Wenn Sie mir noch 3 Exemplare senden wollten, ich könnte sie ebenfalls auf eine für uns beyde vortheilhafte Weise an gewisse musikalische Notabilitäten, die das Duett doch nicht kaufen, wohl aber es überall preisen werden, vertheilen. Wollen Sie sonach, wenn es Ihnen möglich erscheint, mir durch den Überbringer dieses Briefs noch 3 Exemplare zukommen lassen. Sollte eine Correctur des italienischen Stücks kommen, so lange ich noch Patient bin, so bitte ich um deren Überschickung, Riemerstraße Nr. 812, 2ter Stock [...]".

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        Briefe eines Verstorbenen. Ein fragmentarisches Tagebuch, 4 Theile in 4 Bänden (Bde. 1 u. 2: aus England, Wales, Irland und Frankreich, geschrieben in den Jahren 1828 und 1829; Bde. 3 u. 4: aus Deutschland, Holland und England, geschrieben in den Jahren 1826, 1827 und 1828).

      Stuttgart, Hallberger, 1836.. Zweite (Dritter u. Vierter Theil) und Dritte Auflage (Erster und Zweiter Theil). XVI, 324, XIII, 413, XXXI, 420, VIII, 423 S. Vollständiges Werk in 4 Bänden (gebunden in 2 Bänden). Grüne Halbleinenbände der Zeit mit goldgeprägten Rückentiteln; Buchdeckel in grün-schwarzer Marmorierung; marmorierter Buchschnitt. Format: 16,5 x 12,5 cm. Mit 7 ganzseitigen Kupferstich-Illustrationen, darunter zwei Landschaftskupfer als Frontispizes des dritten und vierten Teils, ein Faltkupfer einer britischen Parkanlage (Warwick Castle) sowie insbesondere zwei kolorierte Kupfertafeln, die Szenen eines Kasperletheaters zeigen. Geistreiche Reisebeschreibung des Landschaftsgestalters, Schriftstellers und Abenteurers Fürst Hermann von Pückler-Muskau (1785 - 1871). Im Besonderen aufgrund der von ihm visionär gestalteten Landschaftsparks in Muskau und später in Branitz gilt Pückler-Muskau heute als genialer Landschaftskünstler, der in der Umsetzung seiner gestalterischen Konzepte seiner Zeit in mancher Hinsicht voraus war; vor allem seine durch großflächigem Umpflanzungen geschaffenen "Blickachsen" gelten als zukunftsweisende Elemente moderner Parkgestaltung. Eine Schwester im Geiste fand der "Parkomane" in seiner neun Jahre älteren Ehefrau Lucie von Hardenberg (1776 - 1854), Tochter des preußischen Staatskanzlers und Reformers Karl August von Hardenberg (1750 - 1822), die Pücklers Leidenschaft teilte und rückhaltlos unterstützte. Popularität erlangte Pückler ferner durch seine ausgedehnten Reisen, insbesondere in den Nahen und Mittleren Osten, dessen Kultur und Lebensweise er wie kaum ein anderer Zeitgenosse studierte. Sein Versuch, die Quellen des Nils zu erforschen, führte ihn 1838 bis in den Sudan, bis er südlich von Khartum schwer an Malaria erkrankte und den Rückweg nach Europa antreten mußte. Pückler blieb der morgenländischen Kultur ein Leben lang verbunden, so ließ er sich gern in orientalischer Tracht abbilden. Anlaß seiner ab 1826 unternommenen europäischen Reisen war die finanzieller Notlage, in die Pückler infolge seines Unsummen verschlingenden Muskauer Parkprojektes geraten war. Im Einvernehmen mit Lucie ließ er sich von dieser scheiden (blieb ihr aber bis zu ihrem Tode verbunden) und suchte im Ausland in den dortigen Adelskreisen nach einer guten Partie, um auf diese Weise sein Landschaftsprojekt vollenden zu können. Das Vorhaben führte zwar nicht zum Erfolg, doch gewann Pückler vor allem in England, Wales und Irland durch das Studium der dortigen Park- und Landschaftsgestaltung neue Inspirationen, die er in Muskau, später in Branitz umsetzte. Grundlage der "Briefe eines Verstorbenen" waren ursprünglich Pücklers Briefe an seine Frau, in denen er diese über seine Unternehmungen, gesellschaftlichen Kontakte, auch seine Amouren auf dem laufenden hielt; Lucie war es auch, die auf die Idee der Veröffentlichung dieser Korrespondenz kam, die Pücklers Ruhm als Reiseschriftsteller begründen sollte. Der zwischenzeitlich nahezu vergessene Pückler ist heute als Landschaftsvisionär, nicht zuletzt aber auch aufgrund seines unkonventionellen, bisweilen als tollkühn bezeichneten Lebenswandels, mit dem er die strenge - oft vorgespiegelte - Sittlichkeit seiner Zeit- und Standesgenossen konterkarierte, wieder wesentlich stärker in den Blickpunkt des öffentlichen und kulturellen Interesses geraten. Der Fernsehsender Arte widmete ihm am 1. und 9. März 2015 eine einstündige, mit Spielszenen angereicherte Dokumentation. Originalausgaben von Pücklers Briefen, Schriften und Reiseberichten die er unter den Pseudonymen "Der Verstorbene" und "Semilasso" veröffentlichte, sind heute nur noch selten anzutreffen.. Die Bände in gutem Zustand, allenfalls leicht berieben. (Leere) Vorsatzblätter des 1./2. Bandes mit kleinen Randausrissen; Seiten partiell etwas fleckig. In toto gutes Exemplar dieser sehr seltenen Ausgabe. Weitere Fotos auf der Homepage des Antiquariats (bitte Art.-Nr. auf der Angebotsseite in das Suchfeld eingeben).

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        Versuch einer Anweisung über Flussübergänge und den Bau der Kriegsbrücken zum Gebrauche aller Waffen. Aus dem Französischen übersetzt von Oettinger und Tschierschky. 3 Lieferungen.

      Glogau, Prausnitz, 1836-38. - (21,5 x 13 cm). (8) 144 S./ 1 Bl., SS. (145)-354/ 1 Bl., SS. (355)-536, 4 Bll. Mit 11 (10 gefalteten) lithographierten Tafeln. Original-Broschuren. Seltene erste deutsche Ausgabe. - Der Verfasser, Artillerie-Hauptmann eines Pontonier-Bataillons, beschreibt hier u.a. die Flussübergänge mit schwimmenden Körpern, die Erbauung von Flößen und Böcken sowie Bau, Sicherung, Reparatur und Zerstörung von Kriegs-, Schiff-, Floß- und Pfahljochbrücken. - Stellenweise gering gebräunt bzw. stockfleckig. Lieferung 3 ohne hinteren Umschlag, sonst gut erhalten [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Eigenh. Brief mit U.

      München, 22. V. 1836. - 1 S. auf Doppelblatt. 8vo. Mit eh. Adresse (Faltbrief). In französischer Sprache an Margerin de Crémen.

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        SYRIA, THE HOLY LAND, ASIA MINOR, &c. ILLUSTRATED...BY W.H. BARTLETT,THOMAS ALLOM, & CO

      London: Fischer, Son and Co, ca. 1836-1838. 3 volumes bound in two as often. First edition. 2 engraved maps, engraved title pages, 120 engraved plates by Bartlett and others. 4to, contemporary dark green morocco gilt. Spines very handsomely decorated with multiple fully gilt tooled wide raised bands gilt lined and decorated, separating the compartments which are fully gilt paneled and decorated, lettered in gilt in two compartments, a.e.g. Engraved title, [1], [2 advertisement and contents],ii, 80; engraved title, 76; title, [2] 100, index, blanks, pp. A very handsome set with the typical occasional foxing to the plates, the bindings handsome and very well preserved, strong, tight and with very little wear. FIRST EDITION WITH THE FINE PLATES BY BARTLETT, ALLOM, SALMON AND BENTLEY. With finely detailed black and white engravings. The thirteen plates not done by Bartlett were contributed by Thomas Allom, J. Salmon, and C. Bentley. Although Purser's name appears on the title page, he contributed no designs to the book. This is an especially nice period set of this important work.

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        Plate #339 Little Auk. Uria Alle, Temm (Male & Female) from The Birds of America

      Audubon John James, London 1836 - A Fine original hand-colored aquatint; engraved, printed and colored by Robert Havell, Jr. after John James Audubon's original watercolor for the Double Elephant Folio Edition of The Birds of America, published in London between 1824 and 1838. Image size: 18 x 10.25 inch, Plate mark: 19 3/4 x 12 3/8 inch, Sheet size: 37 7/8 x 24 3/4 inches. J. Whatman 1836 watermark. A charming pair of life-sized Little Auks depicted on the Northern Atlantic Coast between 1832-33. The protective male is perched on a rocky outcropping hovering over the swimming female Auk below. The female is feeding on a crayfish. The background for this composition, engraved by R. Havell, was inspired the mountainous Polar landscapes depicted in the Captain James Cook's Third Voyage: A Voyage to the Pacific Ocean undertaken for making Discoveries in the Northern Hemisphere. London, 1784.

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        The Book of Medicine.

      Probably Lebanon/Levant, 1836 (colophon). - Small folio (230 x 326 mm). 480 pp. Arabic manuscript (with the occasional Latin and Greek interspersion) on laid paper written for Hanna El Menoud in brown and purple ink, with the occasional drawing. Modern vellum. Medical manuscript written by a scribe for the Beirut-based physician Hanna El Menoud. After a general introduction on various diseases as well as on psychology, morals, and culture, the text discusses different types of headaches and sleep disorders as well as their causes (fear, stress, forgetfulness, bruxism, nightmares, insomnia, the interpretation of dreams); disorders of the brain (epilepsy, tremors, cerebral haemorrhage, cancer); skin diseases (hair loss, burns, facial diseases, redness, body odour); the plague; ophthalmology (cataract, watering eyes); otorhinolaryngeal diseases (loss of smell and taste, tongue paralysis, lip sores, bad breath, otitis); dental diseases (gingivitis, parodontosis); throat sisease (angina, flu, respiratory problems, suffocation); lung ailments (narrowing of the airways, ulcers); the use of medicinal herbs; allergies and asthma; cardiac diseases; diseases of the stomach and digetsive system (ulcers and cancers, loss of appetite, pains, vomiting); diseases of the intestines and the blood (intestinal obstruction, diarrhea accompanied by fever and its causes, diarrhea in children, caused by medication intake or due to blood or liver disease); diseases of the liver (gallbladder, tumors, ulcers, hepatitis); piles; kidney diseases (kidney stones, renal colic, burns, tumors, ulcers); sexual diseases (sperm, gynecology, the connection between the mental state and the vagina, vaginal anomalies, acute diseases, abdominal pain, menstrual irregularity, fertility, sterility in the man and in the woman, advice to pregnant women, difficult childbirth, hemorrhage after childbirth, stomach pains, breast diseases, swelling of the breasts during lactation, breast cancer, drying of milk, including an amusing passage explaining how male baldness is a sex asset); pediatrics (infantile fever, chicken pox, hydrocephalus, crying, nightmares, epilepsy, ear infections, colds, cough, infantile asthma, intestinal parasites, teething), etc. - Browned with some waterstaining throughout, occasionally touching text but mostly confined to margins. Parts of original endpapers preserved, mounted on modern flyleaves. A few later notes dated 1847 and 1854. Includes a fragment of historical snake skin.

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        Chronique des ducs de Normandie, par BENOIT, trouvère anglo-normand du XIIe siècle publiée pour la première fois d'après un manuscrit du Musée Britannique.

      1836 - 1844, Imprimerie Royale 1836 - 3 volumes in-4 ( 275 X 220 mm ) de [4]-XXVIII-608 pp., une planche en couleurs, [4]-576 pp. et [6]-290 p, demi-veau blond, dos à nerfs ornés de filets dorés et noirs, pièces de titre de maroquin rouge et de tomaison de maroquin anthracite ( reliures de l'époque ). Très bel exemplaire, grand de marge, très pur et bien relié de l'édition originale de cet ouvrage rare. Histoire Religion Economie Cartulaire Moyen-Age Normandie [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Sketches by "Boz," illustrative of every-day life, and every day people

      London: John Macrone,, 1836 & 1837. In two volumes. Illustrations by George Cruikshank. [… The second series. Complete in one volume.] Together 2 works in 3 volumes. First series: original dark green regular-patterned straight-grain morocco cloth, spines blocked and lettered in gilt. Second series: original rose-pink morocco cloth, sides blocked in blind with a central wreath, spine blocked in blind with a circular pattern, lettered and decorated in gilt over a panel of cloth stained black, yellow endpapers. Individually housed in matching green half morocco book-form slipcases, with chemises. First series with a little unobtrusive cloth repair to joints, front board of vol. I slightly cockled, small split to cloth at centre of rear joint of vol. II, front free endpaper in vol. I beginning to separate from following leaf; second series neatly rebacked with original spine laid down with loss of lower lettering panel, spine a little faded, inner hinges cracked but holding firm. Together, very occasional light spotting but generally clean, the plates with slight oxidisation as usual: a very good set. First series: frontispieces and 16 engraved plates. Second series: etched frontispiece, extra engraved title, and 8 engraved plates. With 2 plates by Cruikshank for later editions loosely inserted. Book plates of Frederic S. Clarke, the Dickens collector Robert Lloyd Henderson (plate dated 1932), and Alain de Suzannet (1882?-1950). First editions of Dickens's first books, both the first and second series, from the collection of Comte Alain de Suzannet, one of the finest ever assembled (sold at auction, Sotheby's, 1971, lot 5), having previously been in two similarly celebrated collections. Eckel's contention that there were two issues of the second series, distinguished by the presence or lack of the list of illustrations (present here) has lost force over the years. Sadleir was puzzled by it, and Smith, having scrutinized 18 copies, finds that no consistent states of binding or printing can be associated with early or late copies. Smith notes that Macrone was anxious to print it in time for Christmas and hurried it through the presses, leaving many mistakes uncorrected.

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        EHON MUSASHI ABUMI: PICTURE BOOK 'THE STIRRUPS OF MUSASHI.'

      A MARVELOUS ACTION PACKED SAMURAI WARRIOR EPIC [Edo 1836, - Nishimiya]. Original green stitched covers, verygood, 58p. woodcut illustrations, 32 double folded sheets,strong impression, recent blue cloth case Chitsu, the usualwear to edges & corners, a bit thumbed, 16 x 22 cm.FIRST ED. Color scans available for this book on request. Description content 2015Copyright Rare Oriental Books Co.

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        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 an Original Memoirs and Notes by Sir Harris Nicolas

      London: William Pickering, 1836., 1836. First Nicolas Edition; First Pickering Edition. 2 volumes; 4to. Superb in contemporary full green morocco by Hayday with raised bands, gilt titles and gilt lines to spines, elaborate gilt border to boards with corner pieces, gilt stamped rural scene to centre of uppers; all edges gilt. Generously and finely illustrated with copper engraved portraits of Walton and Cotton, Fishes painted from nature by James Inskipp, and fishing scenes by Thomas Stothard. Very occasional foxing, mostly marginal, sometimes to plates or pages adjoining plates. The text is from the 5th Edition, published in 1676, the last to be revised by Walton himself, with the variations of the four previous editions at the foot of each page. "... An ornament to the angler's library ..." (Westwood Chronicle). An attractive set of this superb production.

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        Rheinische Geschichten und Sagen. Erster ( - Vierter und letzter) Band. In vier Bänden. Mit elf mehrfach gefalteten Stammtafeln .

      Frankfurt am Main, in der Hermannschen Buchhandlung, 1816 (Bd. 4:) Siegmund Schmerber 1836. - Schwarze Halblederbände mit Rückenvergoldung, leicht berieben. Erste Ausgabe. Goedeke V,376,29,3 (3 Bände) und VII,240,11,5. Nur vereinzelt etwas fleckig, einige Falttabellen ragen schmal über den Schnitt hinaus und sind ebd. etwas angestaubt und rissig. Vollständig mit dem vierten Band, der vermutlich auch separat erschien, ist das Werk sehr selten, besonders in so guten Zustand. Der Titel ist etwas irreführend. Denn tatsächlich handelt es sich um eine Geschichte der mittelrheinischen Gegenden von der germanischen Vorzeit bis in die Gegenwart, von Vogt, dem Lehrer Metternichs, zur Stärkung der rheinischen, antipreußischen Position gedacht. Bd. 4 hat einen zweiten Titel: Geschichte des Verfalls und Untergang der Rheinischen Staaten des alten deutschen Reichs. (Ohne Ort 1833). - Der Historiker Nicolaus (Niclas) Vogt (1756-1836) wurde in der anregenden und freisinnigen Atmosphäre der Stadt Mainz ausgebildet und früh Professor der Geschichte an der dortigen Universität. "Zu seinen Hörern zählte auch Metternich, der ihm zeitlebens freundschaftlich verbunden blieb. Während der französischen Besatzung folgte Vogt dem kurfürstlichen Hof nach Aschaffenburg, war dort Schulinspektor und nach Heinses Tod Bibliothekar. Vogts Werk stand von Anbeginn unter dem Eindruck des Untergangs der alten europäischen Staatenordnung, als deren herausragende Zerstörer er Friedrich II. und später Napoleon ansah. In seinen Schriften begründete er staatsrechtlich, philosophisch und historisch ganz im Geiste der Restauration die Notwendigkeit eines rheinischen Staatenbundes als Gegengewicht zu Preußen, Österreich und dem nachrevolutionären Frankreich. Dieser Tendenz ist letztlich auch seine Sammlung 'Rheinische Geschichten und Sagen' verpflichtet." (Killy XII,52f.). [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Nature

      Boston: James Munroe and Company,, 1836. Tall duodecimo (190 x 115 mm). Original dark brown embossed cloth, decorative frame to boards in blind, titles to front board gilt. Housed in a cloth solander box by the Chelsea Bindery. Bookplate of Robert Hoe to front pastedown. Extremities a touch rubbed, corners slightly worn, spine ends chipped, light foxing throughout. A very good copy. First edition. With an autograph letter signed by the author to his publisher, tipped in at front pastedown, in which Emerson apologises for not yet having sent Munroe the manuscript as well as discussing his preferences for the finished book: "I was quite unexpectedly prevented from sending the manuscript yesterday morning. Print it on good paper, as good, I think, as Mr. Ripley's sermon which you showed me, though with smaller type".

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        Lectures on the Morbid Anatomy of the Serous and Mucous Membranes.

      Sherwood, Gilbert, London 1836 - Hodgkin, Thomas (1798-1866). Lectures on the morbid anatomy of the serous and mucous membranes. Vol. I [Vol. II, part 1]. All published. ix, [11], 402; viii, 541pp. London: Sherwood, Gilbert & Piper [Vol. I]; Simpkin, Marshall [Vol. II, pt. 1], 1836-40. 212 x 132 mm. Half calf, cloth boards, circa 1840. Rebacked, retaining original labels. Slight rubbing at corners. Tear in second leaf of Vol. II repaired. McGill College Medical Faculty Library inscription and stamp on titles. Very good copy.First Edition. Hodgkin was one of the distinguished pathologists connected with Guy's Hospital, where he served as demonstrator of morbid anatomy and curator of the museum from 1825-37. He was the first in England to pursue the lead of Bichat by discussing morbid anatomy from the standpoint of changes in tissue, and to give regular lecture courses in morbid anatomy. His Lectures on the Morbid Anatomy of the Serous and Mucous Membranes stimulated the study of tissue pathology in England. Hodgkin published only a few medical works during his brief medical career, which ended in 1837 after he failed to receive a promotion at Guy's Hospital; for the rest of his life he devoted himself to philanthropic pursuits. He is best known for his classic description of Hodgkin's lymphoma, contained in his paper "On some morbid appearances of the absorbent glands and spleen" (Medico-Chirurgical Transactions 17 [1832]: 68-114). Garrison-Morton 2290. /p> [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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