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        La Jérusalem délivrée, poème du Tasse, traduit en françois, par le Prince Le Brun

      Lefèvre 1836 In - 8 (215 x 137 mm), maroquin vert, dos lisse orné, plats finement orné d'un décor central à froid à la "cathédrale", avec encadrements de filets et de dentelle, double filet de coupes, dentelle intérieure, tranches dorées (reliure d'époque). Illustré d'un portrait de l'auteur et 3 gravures hors texte d'après C. Rogier, gravés sur acier par Geoffroy, Berlier et Goutu. Traduction française du Prince le Brun, avec le texte italien au bas des pages. Notice sur la vie du Tasse. (quelques petits frottements, rousseurs). / / Octavo (215 x 137 mm), green morocco, smooth spine tooled, covers nicely tooled with a central blind pattern (called "cathedrale" style), with gilt fillet and dentelle borders, double fillets on turns - in, inner dentelle, gilt edges (contemporary binding). Illustrated with a portrait of the author and 3 plates after C. Rogier, steel - engraved by Geoffroy, Berlier and Goutu. French translation of Prince Le Brun, with the italian text on bottom of pages. Text about the life of the author. (some little rubbings, brownings).

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        The Posthumous Papers of the Pickwick Club - 20 Parts in 19

      Chapman & Hall, London 1836 - First Edition, First Printing. This is the TRUE FIRST EDITION in the original monthly parts. A beautiful copy. These ORIGINAL 20 parts in 19 are bound with the publisher's green wrappers with forty-three illustrations by Seymour and Phiz and Buss. The wrappers are complete with some repair. The pages are clean with some wear to the edges. Overall, a wonderful set housed in a custom clamshell slipcase for preservation. [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

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      POEMS    1836; Oliver Wendell Holmes; First Edition, First Issue; Boston, Otis, Broaders, and Co., New York, George Dearborn and Co.; Cloth Variant "C" No Priority; 14, 163 Pages; w5.2"xh8.2"; Extremely Rare!!!Great For any Fan of the Famous Author or Collector. Great Gift Idea; Only 1,000 Copies Printed, Author's First Book; Won't Find this Around!!!  Attributes:  A Charming, sleek dark purple original cloth cover design with a nice slightly raised zigzag type décor to boards, and some Great Poetry from the Legendary Author!!!  Some Contents Included:  POETRY A METRICAL ESSAY, CAMBRIDGE CHURCHYARD, OLD IRONSIDES, OUR YANKEE GIRLS, THE WASP AND THE HORNET, PHILOSOPHER TO HIS LOVE, STAR AND WATER LILLY, DYING SENECA, ROMAN AQUEDUCT, LAST PROPHECY OF CASSANDRA, TO A CAGED LION, DORCHESTER GIANT, THE COMET, MEETING OF THE DRYADS, MYSTERIOUS VISITOR, SPECTRE PIG, DAILY TRIALS, ETC.!!!  Background:  Oliver Wendell Holmes, Sr. (August 29, 1809 ?" October 7, 1894) was an American physician, poet, professor, lecturer, and author based in Boston. A member of the Fireside Poets, his peers acclaimed him as one of the best writers of the day. His most famous prose works are the "Breakfast-Table" series, which began with The Autocrat of the Breakfast-Table (1858). He was also an important medical reformer.Surrounded by Boston's literary elite?"which included friends such as Ralph Waldo Emerson, Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, and James Russell Lowell?"Holmes made an indelible imprint on the literary world of the 19th century. Many of his works were published in The Atlantic Monthly, a magazine that he named. For his literary achievements and other accomplishments, he was awarded numerous honorary degrees from universities around the world. Holmes's writing often commemorated his native Boston area, and much of it was meant to be humorous or conversational. Some of his medical writings, notably his 1843 essay regarding the contagiousness of puerperal fever, were considered innovative for their time. He was often called upon to issue occasional poetry, or poems written specifically for an event, including many occasions at Harvard. Holmes also popularized several terms, including "Boston Brahmin" and "anesthesia".   Condition:  Condition is Good. Some wear to edges, boards darker in person, some darken marks to front, missing spine label, signature to upper half title, some blemishing throughout, hinges/text block are very good for close to 180 years old!!!

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        The Last Voyage of Capt. Sir John Ross, To The Arctic Regions; for the Discovery of a North West Passage; performed in the years 1829-30-31-32- and 33. To which is prefixed An Abridgement of the former Voyages of Captns, Ross, Parry

      Printed for the Proprietors, Published by John Saunders, 1836. leather. Fair. Full Title: The Last Voyage of Capt. Sir John Ross, R.N. Knt. To The Arctic Regions; for the Discovery of a North West Passage; performed in the years 1829-30-31-32- and 33. To which is prefixed An Abridgement of the former Voyages of Captns, Ross, Parry, & Other Celebrated Navigators to the Northern Latitudes. Compiled from Authentic Information and Original Documents, transmitted by William Light, Purser's steward to the expedition. Illustrated by Engravings from Drawings Taken on the Spot. 1st Edition:(2/3rd printing?) ii,716,[1], engraved vignette title page, dictionary of the Esqimaux language, appendix. Brown, half morocco boards. B. 7529. The narrative (p.100-694) is apparently based upon statements by Mr. Light, of whom Captain (Sir John) had been highly critical (in his biography of the Victory's crew, 1835). The book includes many small incidents and details, particularly concerning the meals of the expedition, and the contacts with the Eskimos, and Eskimo customs, with extensive derogatory references to Captain Ross. The first edition imprint reads "published for the proprietors by John Saunders" Covers very worn, spine missing, contents have occasional staining, especially to page edges, rebound for previous owner and owners bookplate (Hugh Cecil Lonsdale) pasted onto verso front cover. (MISSING the other engraved plates and folding table and 44p supplement, "On the Position of The North Magnetic Pole". ) Although missing the illustations and table plus the appendix this is a lovely authentic example of this title once owned by an explorer in his own right (From Wikipedia " Lord Lonsdale was an avid sportsman...known by some as "England's greatest sporting gentleman".....In 1888, Lonsdale set out to reach the North Pole, nearly dying before reaching Kodiak, Alaska in 1889 and returning to England.... He enjoyed foxhunting, serving as Master of The Quorn from 1893 to 1898. He was also a keen football fan, and was chairman of Arsenal Football Club for a brief period in 1936 (having previously been a club director). He later became the club's Honorary President....He was known as the Yellow Earl for his penchant for the colour. He was a founder and first president of the Automobile Association (AA) which adopted his livery...Lord Lonsdale was the subject of a biography, The Yellow Earl." Fair condition. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: Under 1 kilogram. Category: Arctic & Antarctic; Antarctic; Inventory No: 2340. .

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        Don Quichotte De La Manche, Traduit et annoté Par Louis Diardot

      Paris: J.-J. Dubochet et Cie, Éditeurs, 1836 Two volumes, [10] 744 [4], [10] 758 [4] pp., 10 1/2 inches tall. Green leather boards with double gilt borders, gilt titles and decoration, marbled edges. Wear to spine edges and about 10 scrape marks to the leather on both volumes. Minor foxing and a few small tears not affecting the text. This edition is distinguished by its illustrations by Tony Johannot, with over 100 illustrations in the text, as well as a portrait of Cervantes.. Full-Leather. Very Good. Illus. by Tony Johannot. 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall.

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        De residentie Pasoeroeang op het eiland Java.

      's Gravenhage, H.S.J. de Groot, 1836.Contemporary blind-tooled calf, spine gilt with green morocco title-label, inner dentelles, a.e.g. With lithographed title-page, map and 2 lithographed plates by J.D. Steuerwald. VI,178,(2) pp.Original edition; printed on heavy paper. - Description of Pasuruan, East-Java, by the civil servant J.H. Domis (1782-1842). The Dutch established a fort at Pasuruan in 1707. It was the capital of a residency from 1811 to 1934. With attention to the coffee and sugar cultures. - Copy from the library of Dutch parliament. - Rare.Tiele 323; Cat. KITLV I, p.10; not in Bastin-Brommer and Von Hünersdorff, Coffee.

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        An critic of slavery and one of two dissenters in Dred Scott v. Sandford, Supreme Court Justice John McLean purchases a slave, whom he would soon free

      "Autograph Endorsement by John McLean, ""J. Reeve / 16 Aug 1836"" on the integral address leaf of an Autograph Letter Signed ?John Reeve?, 2p, 8"" x 12"", with integral address leaf, Cincinnati, August 16, 1836 to Justice John McLean, concerning his purchase of a slave named Lucinda from Mr. A. Stephens of Kentucky, as well as a good description of the burgeoning commerce and resulting prosperity in early Cincinnati.Folds, minor marginal loss from seal tear, else fine condition.Although McLean was a longtime critic of slavery and one of two dissenting justices in the Dred Scott v. Sandford decision, he did own slaves from time to time. John Reeve, an agent in Cincinnati, arranges for the purchase of a girl by the name of Lucinda. Reeve writes to McLean, ""Mr. A Stephens the Gentleman from whom you purchased your Girl Lucinda, started from home on the day appointed, last week, per this City in order to Comply with his Contract, with you to execute the Bill of Sale, & Receive his money, but was taken Sick on the way Stop[p]ed at his Brotherinlaw, where he is Still confined & said to be dangerously ill his father, was here, took out the article after signing it himself & stated that his son would return it in a few days with the clothes of the Girl & Sign the release and Receive the funds. Today, his Brotherinlaw, writes me that he will not be able to come for some time, and wishes to know if he signs the paper in presence of some one or two Subscribing Witnesses in NY it will answer the same purpose..."" Interestingly, McLean had purchased other slaves, but with the express intention of freeing them in the future. For example, in 1823 McLean purchased a man by the name of Thomas Hawkins with the provision he would be freed ten years hence. McLean freed Hawkins in 1831, two years before the contract was set to expire.During his first year sitting on the Supreme Court in 1817, he ruled in Ohio v. Thomas D. Carneal that a slave from Kentucky, brought into Ohio, a state where slavery was constitutionally prohibited, was free - a decision that foreshadowed his dissent in Dred Scott v. Sandford in 1857. In his 1817 opinion, McLean described slavery as ""an infringement on the sacred rights of man"". His strong dissenting opinion in Dred Scott is said to have provoked Chief Justice John Taney to take a more extreme position in the decision. Not only did Taney rule that Dred Scott had to be returned to his owner, he held that African Americans, whether free or enslaved, could not be American citizens and enjoyed no standing to sue in federal court."

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        Specimens of ancient furniture / drawn from existing authorities by Henry Shaw F.S.A. with descriptions by Sir Samuel Rush Meyrick

      London : William Pickering, 1836, Hardback, Book Condition: Very Good, First EditionFinely bound in modern gilt-blocked, leather-backed marbled boards. Raised bands, with gilt stamps to spine compartments. Plate margins foxed. Remains quite well-preserved overall. Further scans, images etc. and additional bibliographical material available on request.; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 57 pages; Physical description: [6], 57, [1] p., lxxiv leaves of plates : col. ill. ; 39 cm. Subjects: Furniture -- England -- History -- Pictorial works. Notes: Originally published in parts between Apr. 1832 and Dec. 1836. Added t.p., etched and engraved, is plate [i]. Plates ii-lxxiv are engravings, except plate lxx, which is a lithograph. Referenced by: British Architectural Library. Early printed books, 1478-1840, 2991.

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      Paris, chez J.-B. Baillière, 1836. In folio (mm. 610x460), cartonato edit. (aloni, dorso rifatto), pp. (4),50, con 10 interessanti tavv. f.t., litografate da Jacob, di cui 8 raffigurano le fasi dell?'intervento chirurgico e 2 i vari strumenti utilizzati. Rara "prima edizione" postuma di questa importante opera in cui l?'A. descrive la sua nuova tecnica per l?'operazione dei calcoli vescicali. Cfr. Brunet,VI,7575 - Manca a Wellcome, Garrison Morton, Sallander. ?"Fra i chirurghi francesi merita di esser nominato in prima linea colui che ebbe fama del più celebre operatore e del più acuto diagnostico del suo tempo: il barone Dupuytren (1777-1835) che fu primario dell?'Hotel-Dieu e che raccolse intorno alla sua cattedra migliaia di allievi da tutti i paesi del mondo e, si può dire, tenne nelle sue mani lo scettro della chirurgia; uomo superiore anche per l?'eloquenza e per la profonda e varia cultura, ebbe anche nella vita sociale del tempo notevole influenza. Egli fu uno dei più coraggiosi affermatori dell?'importanza dell?'anatomia patologica per la chirurgia?". Così Castiglioni, pp. 717-718. Con uniformi lievi arross. o fiorit. nel t., tavole ben conservate.

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      London, John Macrone, 1836.. FIRST EDITION 1836, 4to, approximately 310 x 245 mm, 12 x 9½ inches, splendid hand coloured plate of Matador as frontispiece, plus 11 hand coloured lithographed plates of Andalusian subjects, all with paper guards, depicting young women in different costumes, peasants, bandits and robbers, pages: (8), 160, (2), bound in the original publisher's elaborately embossed brown fine grained cloth, gilt vignette of Andalusian dancer and title on upper cover, all edges gilt, pale yellow endpapers. Amateur matching cloth reback to spine with mounted onto it a 130 mm (5") portion of the original gilt decorated spine with title, (see image), a few slight marks to cloth sides, front endpaper replaced with near match, a few pale fox spots to background of frontispiece and on title page, an occasional fox spot also to a few text pages and to margins of 1 plate, last few text pages slightly more foxed, very little pale brown splashing on lower blank corner of page 140. A good plus clean sturdy copy, with repaired spine as noted. The hand coloured plates are lithographed by Maxim Gauci after Jose Bequer. The volume contains poems, music, dances, songs with music and stories to accompany the plates. Colas, Bibliographie de la Mode, 1476; Hiler, Bibliography of Costume, page 445; Tooley, English Books with Coloured Plates, No.269, listing second edition of 1837. MORE IMAGES ATTACHED TO THIS LISTING, ALL ZOOMABLE, FURTHER IMAGES ON REQUEST. POSTAGE AT COST.

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        Traité des fièvres ou irritations cérébro-spinales intermittentes, d'après des observations recueillies en France, en Corse et en Afrique.

      Paris, J.B. Baillière, 1836. - In-8, XII, 420 pp., 4 tablaux h.t. , demi-veau blond de l'époque, dos à nerfs orné, pièces de titre et de nom d'auteur vertes, rares rousseurs, bon exemplaire. Ouvrage remarquable, dont les retombées ont été considérables. Maillot donne une excellente description clinique du paludisme, avec de nombreuses observations cliniques ou anatomo-cliniques. Il affirme que les fièvres observées en Afrique relèvent de cette affection, et considère que celle-ci est produite par les miasmes de l'air. Il rapporte les résultats du traitement par le sulfate de quinine à fortes doses (0,8 à 2 g/jour) qu'il institua. Il réussit ainsi à faire tomber la mortalité de 23 à 3%. Ces résultats eurent pour conséquence de faire rentrer la quinine dans l'arsenal thérapeutique. Ce livre devint le bréviaire des médecins d'Afrique et des colonies. De plus, comme l'a noté Raphaël Blanchard, l'oeuvre de Maillot a eu des « conséquences sociales et politiques [. ] incalculables : elle a permis à l'homme de lutter avec succès contre la fièvre intermittente, qui rendait inhabitables nombre de contrées d'Europe ; elle a permis à l'Européen de s'installer dans des pays d'outre-mer, malgré le paludisme ; [. ] elle a rendu possible les conquêtes et les entreprises coloniales. » François Clément Maillot (1804-1894), né à Briey, devint médecin militaire et fut affecté aux hôpitaux d'Algérie. Il fut professeur à l'hôpital militaire d'instruction de Metz, puis au Val-de-Grâce. R. Blanchard. Centenaire de la naissance de Maillot. Bull. Soc. Fr. Hist. Méd. 1904, III, pp. 158-164 ; P. Lefevre. La lutte contre le paludisme en Algérie pendant la conquête : François Maillot (1804-1894). Rev. Hist. Pharm. 1989, 77, 153-162 ; Bloomfield, Communicable diseases, p. 344 : « the clinical descriptions are excellent ». [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        De La Prostitution Dans La Ville De Paris Consideree Sous Le Rapport De L'Hygiene Publique, De La Morale Et De L'Administration; Ouvrage Appuye De Documens Statistiques, ... Precede D'Une Notice ... Sur La Vie ... De L'Auteur Par F. Leuret

      Paris : J. -B. Bailliere, 1836, Hardback, First EditionFinely and uniformly bound in modern aniline calf over marble boards. Raised bands with the titles blocked direct in gilt. Spine compartments uniformly tooled in gilt. An exceptional copy - scans and additional bibliographic detail on request. ; 1 pages; Physical desc. : complete in 2 volumes. : ill. , maps ; 22 cm. Subject: Prostitution - France - Paris - History - 19th century. Paris (France) - Social conditions. Liste des ouvrages publie´s par Parent-Duchatelet": v. 1, p. Xxii-xxiv.

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        Details Of Antient Timber Houses Of The 15th And 16th Centuries Four works bound in one volume -- with Gothic Furniture In The Style Of The 15Th Century & Designs For Gold And Silversmiths & Designs For Iron & Brasswork In The Style Of The XVth And XVth Centuries

      London: Ackermann & Co., 1836. Hardcover. Three quarter brown morocco and brown aubergine cloth. Near fine/No Dust Jacket. Unpaginated. 29 x 23 cm. 102 engraved plates, four are partly colored titles which introduce the separate sections presenting 21, 24, 27 and 25 plates respectively, all etched by Pugin. Minor toning to front matter, interior contents very crisp and clean, early 20th century presentation on front blank, plus small stamp, marbled endpapers, raised bands, spine panels in gilt motifs.

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        The Life Of Robert, Lord Clive: Collected From The Family Papers Communicated By The Earl Of Powis.

      John Murray, London 1836 - Three volumes octavo. Bound for Sotheran in full green calf towards the end of the nineteenth century; twin maroon morocco labels; spines gilt in compartments between raised bands; broad gilt fillet on boards; edges with gilt decoration; marbled edges and endpapers. The leather is rather rubbed and scuffed and the portrait and map are foxed. xii, 430,vi, 381, iv, 416pp., complete with engraved portrait and folding map. Extra postal rate might apply. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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      John Murray, 1836. First Edition. Cloth. Good. 1st Edition; x, [directions to binder], 663pp, large folding cloth map. Ex Libris, Library bookplate on verso front cover. The appendix encloses zoological remarks by John Richardson with 3 plates of fishes and geological notes by W. Filton. It is an early voyage to the northern part of Canada with interesting observations on the Eskimos. A major source for both the early exploration of the far north and ethnology. The book contains full details of his commerce with the Cree, Chippewa, and Coppermine Indians and is a fundamental source of information about Indian life along the route of the expedition. This private expedition was undertaken to search for the second Ross expedition. Back and his party went from Montreal to Great Slave Lake, then overland to the Arctic Ocean. The narrative also contains valuable information concerning Arctic flora and fauna. Wagner-Camp 58b; Field 64; Hill 42; Lande 935; Arctic Bib. 851; Sabin 2613; TPL 1873. NEEDS REBINDING, Covers detached, plate between page 408 Thunderstorm near Point Ogle is frontisipiece, Book has been collated, all plates and folding map are present. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: Under 1 kilogram. Category: Arctic & Antarctic; Antarctic; Inventory No: 1862. .

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      Virtue of Ivy Lane, 1836 - 1836 Virtue,ivy lane, Leather spine loose on 3 volumes, pages loose on all volumes, 6 volume set, of Quarterly editions, loose bindings but seems to be all there, text and illustrations good clean and bright, [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Die Wundermappe oder sämmtliche Kunst- und Natur-Wunder des ganzen Erdballs. Treu nach der Natur abgebildet und topographisch-historich beschrieben. Türkei - Sechster Band & Die Schweiz - Siebenter Band. Mit in jedem Band vorhandenen 30 Kupfern. 2 Werke in einem Band.

      Frankfurt am Main, Im Comptoir für Literatur und Kunst 1836 - 37 - PBd.der Zeit, [4], 176, [4]; vi, [1], 168 S., [2], 8° mit rotem u. blauem Rückenschild. Einband berieben, bestossen u. etwas gelockert; Decken leicht beschmutzt. Kanten u. Ecken beschabt. Lage 127-130 (bei Türkei) gelöst u. zuzüglich der Tafel: "Audienzsaal des Ali-Pascha" eingerissen. Seiten stellenweise etwas stärker stockfleckig, sonst ordentliches u. gutes Exemplar. * Our books are stored in our warehouse, not in the shop. If you want to visit us and see a specific book, please notify us in advance. Unsere Bücher werden nicht in unserem Geschäft, sondern in einem Lager am Stadtrand Prags verwahrt. Bitte teilen Sie uns vorher mit, wenn Sie uns besuchen und ein bestimmtes Buch ansehen wollen. * Book Language/s: de [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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      Firenze, Fumagalli, 1836-1837. In-8 p. (mm. 214x135), 2 voll. di testo + 1 vol. di Atlante in folio (mm. 477x316), mz. pelle coeva, dorso a cordoni con tit. oro su due tasselli (rifatti). L'opera è cosi' composta: i voll. di testo (descrizione delle tavole), pp. (2),491,(5); 788,(6); con ritratto di G. Segato. L'A. illustra il Basso e Alto Egitto "sui disegni di Denon, della grand'opera della spedizione francese e di quelle di Gau, Caillaud e Rosellini?". L'"Atlante", "compilato da Girolamo Segato del quale vi sono diversi disegni inediti fatti sul luogo", contiene 2 cc. (occhietto e frontesp.) e 160 magnifiche tavole (1 in più di quelle elencate in Indice), inc. all'acquatinta o in rame, con una o più ill. Di queste tavole, 33 con squisita coloritura a mano e 7 più volte ripieg. (3 sono anche colorate). Vi sono rappresentate: vedute, piante topografiche, armi, utensili, sculture, bassorilievi, mummie, sarcofaghi, amuleti, scene della vita del popolo, teste di vari tipi di abitanti. Straordinaria edizione per la parte iconografica. Cfr. Brunet,V,1042 che cita solo 135 tavv. - Dawson & Uphill "Who was who in Egyptology", p. 292 - Graesse,VII,239. Nel ns. esempl.: i voll. di testo con fiorit., l?'Atlante con qualche lieve fiorit. margin. altrim. ben conservato.

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      - Resumen de las actas de la Academia de Ciencias Naturales de Madrid, en el año academico de . Leido ., por el secretario perpetuo . .- Madrid, Colegio de Sordo Mudos, Eusebio Aguado, Viuda e Hijo de Aguado, 1836 - 1868; 24 folletos encuadernados en 3 tomos en 8º mayor holandesa (el tomo 1º mas corto difiere en loa planos), paginación varia entre 30 y 90 pp. Se añade al principio del primer volumen: "Estatutos para el régimen y gobierno de la Real Academia de Ciencias Naturales de Madrid, aprobados por S. M. Impresos de Real Orden.- Madrid, Miguel de Burgos, 1835; 20 pp. Al final del primer volumen: De Manuel Hermenegildo Dávila.- "Memoria sobre la naturaleza del hombre".- Salamanca, Imprenta de Juan José Morán, 1845; 4 h. - 31 pp. - 1 h. Mateo Seoane.- " Consideraciones generales sobre la estadística médica".- Madrid Imprenta de la Compañía Tipográfica, 1838; 34 pp. Los títulos varían, así los dos primeros folletos se titula, "Resumen de las memorias .", y desde el 3º "Resumen de las actas .". Desde 1862 "Resumen de las actas de la Real Academias de Ciencias Exactas, Físicas y Naturales de Madrid". Hasta el año académico de 1859 a 1860 son obra de Mariano Lorente, y desde el siguiente año al final de Antonio Aguilar y Vela. Palau los describe parcialmente en los números 262992, 262993 y del 262882 al 262892.

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        Slavery in Ohio! A friend asks Supreme Court Justice John McLean if ?the Gentleman from whom you purchased your girl Lucinda ? did inform you of her particular lameness in the shoulder?? In 1857, McLean dissented in the Dred Scott case, arguing that, although born a slave, Dred Scott was a U.S. citizen ? Cincinnati was now prospering ?and some of the people say it is all occasioned by the very rapid & almost spontaneous growth of Old Tippecanoe,? General William H. Harrison, who was running for President

      "Autograph Letter Signed ?John Reeves,? two pages, 7.75? x 12?, front & verso. Cincinnati, August 16, 1836. Addressed by him on verso of integral leaf, to Associate Justice of the Supreme Court ?Hon Judge McLean / Richland / Warren County / Ohio.? Docketed by John McLean: ?J. Reeves / 16 Aug 1836? on address leaf. Hand-delivered, no postal markings. Noted on address panel by Reeves: ?Politeness of / J.J. McDonald Esq.? Fine condition.In part, ?Mr A Stephens the Gentleman from whom you purchased your girl Lucinda, started from home on the Day appointed last week, for this City in order to comply with his contract with you to execute the Bill of sale & Receive his money, but was taken sick on the way, stoped [sic] at his Brother in Law, where he is still confines & said to be dangerously ill his father was here, took out the article after signing it himself & stated that his son would return it in a few days with the clothes of the Girl & sign the release & receive the funds. To day his BrotherinLaw writes me that he will not be able to come for some time, & wishes to know if he signs the paper in presence of some one or two subscribing Witness in Cty it will answer the same purpose ... the Old Gentleman told me he had nothing to do with her future performance, he only give a quit claim on his part, his son must be the responsible man. Did his son inform you of her particular lameness in the shoulder, perhaps you had better if you do not know, make some inquiry...??The City was never more healthy, nor our markets, any thing as large, this morning the line of wagons extended ... about ¾ of a mile. Vegetables of all kinds, sorts & sizes, fruits of every shape & density ?" in a word it was next thing to Phila & far beyond Baltimore & NYork. So you may understand we have a great quantity of all the staples & a few of the Luxuries of Life ?" and some of the people say it is all all occationed [sic] by the very rappid [sic] & almost spontaneous growth of Old Tippecanoe.? Reeves has underlined every concluding word from ?all all? to ?old Tippecanoe.?General William Henry Harrison, ?Old Tippecanoe,? had represented Cincinnati in the House of Representatives from 1816-1819, ran unsuccessfully for Governor of Ohio in 1820, served as a member of the Ohio State Senate (1819-1821), and, from 1825-1828, was U.S. Senator from Ohio. In 1836, the Whigs wanted to defeat Vice President Martin Van Buren, the Democratic candidate nominated to succeed Andrew Jackson whom the Whigs despised, but they were unable to unite behind one candidate. There was excitement in Cincinnati as Harrison was nominated by the Whigs as their presidential candidate in the western states.Supported by the Whigs in the northeast was Daniel Webster and Hugh L. White was the Whig candidate in the south. The plan was to deny Van Buren an electoral vote majority and throw the election into the House of Representatives. Their plan failed. Southerner White only won his home state of Tennessee and Georgia. Webster only won his home state of Massachusetts. Anti-Jacksonian Senator Willie P. Mangum of North Carolina won South Carolina. Gen. Harrison won Kentucky, Indiana, Ohio, Maryland, Delaware, New Jersey, and Vermont, totaling 73 electoral votes, finishing second to Van Buren?s 15 states and 170 electoral votes ?" he needed 148 electoral votes to win. Even if the Whigs had been successful in throwing the election into the House of Representatives, they still would have lost because a majority of the state delegations elected in 1836 were Democrats.In 1840, however, the Whigs united behind an older Tippecanoe, and 67-year-old General William Henry Harrison was elected President of the United States, denying Van Buren reelection."

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        Gage D'Amitié The Northern Tourist: and Gage d'Amitié Itinéraire Pittoresque, au Nord de l'Angleterre Set of 3 volumes

      London: Fisher, Fisher and Jackson, 1834, 1835, and Fisher, Son and Co, 1836. 4to. [series 1] pp.76. Containing Seventy-Three Views of Lake and Mountain Scenery, etc. In Westmoreland, Cumberland, Durham, & Northumberland. Engraved title and 72 views on 36 steel engraved plates, some spotting, some offsetting to tissue-guards. Contemporary blue patterned cloth, blocked in gilt, all edges gilt. Small splashes to front cover. With the engraved title, lettered: Westmoreland, Cumberland, Durham, & Northumberland Illustrated, from Original Drawings by Thomas Allom, &c. With Historical & Topographical Descriptions by Thomas Rose, dated 1833. Gold patterned endps. Issued as Gage D'Amitie. The Northern Tourist, with a letter-press title and a leaf containing a Preface and List of Plates. 4to [series 2. pp.[77]-148. Frontis and 72 views on 36 steel engraved plates, some spotting, some offsetting to tissue-guards. Contemporary blue patterned cloth, blocked in gilt, all edges gilt. Minor spots to front cover. Plain yellow endps. The second volume, issued as Gage D'Amitie. The Northern Tourist, with a letter-press title and a leaf containing a Preface and List of Plates. 4to. [series 3] pp.76. Frontis and 72 views on 36 steel engraved plates, some spotting, some offsetting to tissue-guards. Contemporary blue patterned cloth, blocked in gilt, all edges gilt. Bottom corner slightly creased to corner, bumped. Plain yellow endps. Issued as Gage D'Amitie. Itineraire Pittoresque, au Nord de l'Angleterre, contenant Soixante-Treize Vues des Lacs, des Montagnes, des Chaeaux, &c. des Comtes de Westmorland, Cumberland, Durham et Northumberland; accompagne de notices historiques et topographiques en Francais en Anglais et en Allemand. Le Texte francais redige par J. F. GERARD. with a letter-press title and a leaf containing a Preface and List of Plates. Closed tear to tissue-guard opposite p.26. Light shelfwear to bottom edges and corners of all volumes. Otw VG+. Oversize or heavy books, requiring extra postage. We reduce the default shipping charge for lighter books or use it for a tracked service if books are expensive or uncommon. We pack books securely in boxes, or corrugated card or cardboard, and protect corners with bubble-wrap.

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        The Backwoods of Canada: being Letters from the Wife of an Emigrant Officer illustrative of the domestic economy of British North America.

      London, Charles Knight The Library of Entertaining Knowledge 1836. - Second edition. 16.5 by 11.5 cms. pp. viii + 351. 20 engraved illustrations, mostly full-page, frontispiece, map, spine title faded, a little old staining to boards, general wear and some foxing, but a good, tight copy. Spine professionally repaired and relaid. A volume of The Library of Entertaining Knowledge. It was first published by Knight in 1836. A fascinating glimpse of Canada in the 1830s and a classic text for literature on Canada. Although reprinted in later years early copies seem to be very scarce.

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        Catalogue des Livres et Manuscrits, de la Bibliotheque de feu M Raetzel

      Paris: chez Silvestre, Libraire. 1836. First. First edition. [v]-vii, [1], 249, [7] pp. 21 cm. Lacks the original binding and the title page, in paper wrappers. Else complete and very good with light scattered spotting to the text pages and browning to the first and last leaves from the paper wraps. An auction catalogue of the library formed by M. Raetzel, which is especially notable for its Americana holdings relating to voyages to the new world, and to the settlement, social history and political history of the United States and South America. Scarce. OCLC locates only one copy at the Grolier Club in New York, and we know of only one other copy at the Library Company in Philadelphia. .

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        Les Saints Evangiles. Traduit de la Vulgate par M. L'abbé Dassance, Vicair-Général de Montpellier, illustré par MM. Tony Johannot, Cavelier, Gérard-Seguin et Brevière.

      Curmer, Paris 1836 - Due voll. in uno in 4°(17 x 26,5); pp. LXXX, 264; (4), 440 Apparato iconografico costituito da: - 12 scene evangeliche incise in rame protette da veline - 2 Cartine a colori - 10 belle vedute in acciaio su Carta China Miniatura a colori e oro del primo Frontespizio, della prima Testatina e del primo Capolettera I testi incorniciati da elaborato fregio tipografico. Bellissima legatura in piena pelle coeva, piatti con doppio riquadro oro e grande cornice lavorata a secco che racchiude bella lavorazione sempre a secco, dorso con titoli e ricchi fregi oro e bel motivo lavorato a secco, gran lavoro ai ferri e doratura a tutte le unghie, tutti i tagli sono dorati a specchio, le sguardie sono in bella carta marmorizzata. Opera nello stato di Ottimo.

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        A PILGRIMAGE TO THE HOLY LAND. Comprising recollections, sketches, and reflections, made during a tour in the East, in 1832-1833

      Richard Bentley. London. 1836. Three volumes. Second English edition. Portrait frontis in volume one. Uncut copy in original publishers grey paper covered boards with printed paper labels. Some chipping to edges and two splits to the spine of volume one but an unsophisticated copy with the gatherings still unopened. 12pp publishers catalogue in volume one. 2pp advert leaf in volume three. A remarkable survivor.

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        The History And Antiquities Of Somersetshire; Being A General And Parochial Survey Of That Interesting County To Which Is Prefixed An Historical Introduction With A Brief View Of Ecclesiastical History

      J B Nichols and Son 1836 - Bound in one volume: (1) An historical introduction, title page, dedication, introductory observations (v-vi), table of contents (vii-xii), list of plates ((xiii) 192 pp. Plates X and XiX not bound in, with no evidence they ever have been. (2) The History and Antiquities of Somersetshire. Title page, dedication, table of contents (v-vii) 599 pp + 1pp inc index, addenda and errata, vol 1 Plus errata in Parts i-iv. List of plates (all present). Bookplate of Col Long CMG. Phelps was never completed and should consist vol 1 600 pp (1836) and vol 2 272 pp and fly-leaf (1839). Unusual with historical introduction. This is a particularly heavy item which would be uneconomic to ship overseas. UK orders only, please. When securely packed this item will weigh in the region of 4248g. (YBP Ref: 3401/33 22d) Size: Folio - over 12" - 15" tall [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Die Geheimnisse der englischen Gewehrfabrikation u. Büchsenmacherkunst so wie der Erzeugung der verschied. Eisensorten zu den feinsten Jagdgewehren aufgedeckt u. erl. dargelegt. Aus d. Engl. übersetzt u. mit einem Anhang über die Hauptverfahrungsarten der Suhler Gewehrfabrikation versehen v. C(hrn.) H(ch.) Schmidt. Weimar, Voigt, 1836. 8°. XVI, 278 S., mit 16 gef. lithogr. Tafeln, Hldr. d. Zt. mit etw. Rverg. u. Rsch.

      . . Knorring 464 - Lindner 11.0763.01.- (Neuer Schauplatz der Künste u. Handwerke, Bd. 83). - Erste deutsche Ausgabe "der ersten Veröffentlichg. des großen Erfinders u. Pioniers d. engl. Büchsenmacherei" (Knorring). Die Tafeln zeigen Gewehrläufe, Schlosse (Prager Schloß u. engl. Halbschloß) u. deren Einzelteile etc. In sich komplett. - Ledigl. ohne den Reihentit., wenige Bll. mit schwachem Wasserfl., kaum stockfl., Ebd. gering berieben u. bestoßen.-

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        Epsom. Settling day at Tattersall's. Farbaquatinta von Chas Hunt.

      Ackermann & Co.,, London, 1836 - London, Ackermann & Co., 1836. 29,5 x 46 cm (Bildgrösse); 57x72 cm (Rahmengrösse). In braunem Holzrahmen mit 2 breiten Randvergoldungen mit Kerbenmuster, unter Passepartout. Kolorierte Aquatinta, zeigt im Vordergrund mehrere Menschengruppen, sich unterhaltend. In der Mitte grösseres Gebäude über der ganzen Fläche mit Pavillon, Eingangsschrift "No Horses &c Delivered without being paid for" sowie "Subscription Room". - Unten mit Titel "Epsom. Settling day at Tattersall's" und mit Angabe des Künstlers, des Stechers und der Druckanstalt "Ackermann & Co." - Oben rechts mit "Plate VI" bezeichnet. - Blatt an den Rändern minim gebräunt, dekoratives Blatt. In braunem Holzrahmen mit 2 breiten Randvergoldungen mit Kerbenmuster, unter Passepartout. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Ledetraad til Nordisk Oldkyndighed, udgiven af det kongelige Nordiske Oldskrift-Selskab.

      Kjöbenhavn (Copenhagen), 1836. 8vo. Nice contemporary half calf with gilt red leather title-label and gilt spine. Vellum corners to boards. Ex libris to inside of front board. A nice and clean copy. Illustrated. (4), 100 pp.. Scarce first edition of this milestone publication, which laid the foundation of modern archaeology and transformed it into an exact science. With this seminal publication, Thomsen was the first to establish an evidence-based division of prehistory into discrete periods, and with it he became the originator of the three-age system (the division into Stone Age - Bronze Age - Iron Age), which is "the basic chronology that now underpins the archaeology of most of the Old World" (Rowley-Conwy: From Genesis to Prehistory, p.1). This foundational work altered our understanding of our world and our place in it and contains the first use of "culture" in an archaeological context."Christian Jürgensen Thomsen, (born Dec. 29, 1788, Copenhagen, Den.-died May 21, 1865, Copenhagen), Danish archaeologist who deserves major credit for developing the three-part system of prehistory, naming the Stone, Bronze, and Iron ages for the successive stages of man's technological development in Europe. His tripartite scheme brought the first semblance of order to prehistory and formed the basis for chronological schemes developed for other areas of the globe by succeeding generations of archaeologists." (Encycl. Britt.).Up until the beginning of the 19th century, our understanding of antiquities had been very loose and fumbling. Studying the artifacts, earlier archaeologists had used a great deal of imagination, especially when adapting information from written sources to the objects. Only when Thomsen enters the scene, this approach changes. He is the first to focus the investigation upon the artifacts themselves. Quickly realizing that this approach must be the only way forward, he soon distinguished clearly between objects, both similar and different, and established what belonged together in time and where there were chronological differences. He was among the first to differentiate between history that could be studied through written sources and prehistory which could only be studied through material culture. He realized - as the first - that in order to interpret findings of prehistoric objects, one would have to know their source and the context in which they were found - thus establishing the foundation for modern excavation technique. He trained the great archaeologist J.J.A. Worsaae and sent him on excavation expeditions to acquire artifacts for ethnographic museum that he had founded and thus also founded Danish archaeology. Thomsen was the first to perceive typologies of grave goods, grave types, methods of burial, pottery and decorative motifs, and to assign these types to layers found in excavation, thus combining our different sources of knowledge to establish certainty. When, in 1836, the Royal Society of Northern Antiquaries published Thomsen's illustrated contribution to "Guide to Scandinavian Archaeology" (i.e. the present publication), in which he put forth his chronology for the first time, together with comments about typology and stratigraphy, Thomsen already had an international reputation. But this publication gave him more than that - it made him the founder of modern archaeology and arguably the most influential archaeologist of all times. In 1816 Thomsen had been appointed head of "antiquarian" collections, which later developed into the National Museum of Denmark. It was while organizing and classifying the antiquities for exhibition that he discovered how much more sense it would make to present them chronologically, and so he did, using what is now known as the "three-age system". Proposing that prehistory had advanced from an age of stone tools, to ages of tools made from bronze and iron was not in itself a novel idea, but no previous proposals allowed for the dating of artifacts (which Thomsen's system did for the first time) and they were all presented as systems of evolution. Refining the idea of stone-bronze-iron phases, Thomsen turned it into a chronological system by seeing which artifacts occurred with which other artifacts in closed finds. In this way, he was the first to establish an evidence-based division of prehistory into discrete periods. It is this seminal achievement that led to his being credited as the originator of the three-age system.He provided for the first time a solid empirical basis for the system that ever since the present publication has laid at the foot of all archaeological research. He showed that artifacts could be classified into types and that these types varied over time in ways that correlated with the predominance of stone, bronze or iron implements and weapons. In this way he turned the Three-age System from being an evolutionary scheme based on intuition and general knowledge into a system of relative chronology supported by archaeological evidence."His published and personal advice to Danish archaeologists concerning the best methods of excavation produced immediate results that not only verified his system empirically but placed Denmark in the forefront of European archaeology for at least a generation. He became a national authority when C.C Rafn, secretary of the Kongelige Nordiske Oldskriftselskab ("Royal Society of Northern Antiquaries"), published his principal manuscript in "Ledetraad til Nordisk Oldkyndighed" ("Guide to Scandinavian Archaeology") in 1836."This groundbreaking publication was immediately translated into German (published the following year, 1837), in which form it reached a wide audience, influencing the archaeologists of all of Europe. In 1848, it was published in English and became highly influential on the development of archaeology theory and practice in Great Britain and the United States.In 1849 Thomsen founded the world's first ethnografic museum, which continued to contribute significantly to the development of modern archaeology."Throughout the course of the nineteenth century growing amounts of archaeological material were being recovered as the vastly expanding engineering activities of the Industrial Revolution were transforming Central and Western Europe into the "workshop of the world." Indeed, much of the popular appeal of archaeology in early Victorian times lay in its seeming demonstration that this contemporary technological advancement, which both intrigued and delighted the middle classes, was no mere accident but the acceleration of a tendency for "progress" which was innate in humankind. This evidence that cultural evolution as opposed to degeneration from an original state of grace had been a significant feature of human history made archaeology pre-eminently a science of progress. Within the context of the history of the discipline, however, the birth of this "scientific archaeology", as distinct from the antiquarianism of earlier times, is generally associated with the unfolding of the "Three Age System" and the pioneering work of C.J. Thomsen.While in the past a few archaeologists had attempted to subdivide prehistoric materials into various temporal segments, it was Thomsen who first envisaged, and applied, on the basis of archaeological evidence, a systematic classification of antiquities according to the criteria of material use and form which could be correlated with a sequence of temporal periods: the Ages of Stone, Bronze, and Iron, familiar to every student of archaeology for the last hundred years. The novelty of this approach, however, did not lie in the concept of technological development gleaned from his familiarity with the conjectural history of the Enlightenment, or in his assumption of a sequence of Stone, Bronze, or Iron Ages, itself a variation of Lucretius' popular model. Rather, it lay in his employment of "seriational principles" acquired from his extensive knowledge of numismatics, which he used to combine evidence concerning technology, grave goods, along with the shape and decoration of various artefacts into an internally consistent developmental sequence. Though Thomsen's Museum of Northern Antiquities in Denmark had arranged its collection of artefacts in accordance with this new system as early as 1819, the first written account of his research was not set out in print until the "Ledetraad til Nordisk Oldkyndighed" ("Guide Book to Northern/Nordic Antiquities") was published in 1836. While prior to Thomsen's work, thinking about antiquities in both Europe and the United States bas both intellectually fragmented and essentially speculative, the publication of the "Ledetraad" and its translation into German a year later unified archaeological studies by providing scholars with an exemplar or "paradigm". For, while previously antiquarians and indeed classical archaeologists, who were interested in what are now recognized to be prehistoric remains, tended to look to written records and/or oral traditions to provide a historical context for their finds, it was Thomsen who liberated archaeologists from this restrictive assumption through the creation of a carefully controlled chronology which allowed for the comprehensive study of those periods in history for which NO written records were available. In the second half of the nineteenth century, Thomsen's system established itself as THE system, as his basic classification of artefacts, arranged in periods by virtue of an analogy with the form and function of tools in his own day, was modified an elaborated upon by, among others, Worsaae, de Mortillet and John Lubbock." (D.A. Nestor: Cognitive Perspectives on Israelite Identity, pp. 46-48)

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        Die Romantische Schule

      Hamburg: Hoffmann und Campe, 1836 - First edition. 8vo. Pp. [ii]-viii, [1]-348. Bound without half title. Later patterned boards, morocco spine label. Fine. Half morocco slipcase and chemise. Goedeke VIII, 561, 8 [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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      L: 1836 1st ed. Folio. With 12 b/w engraved plates, 1836. First edition. Bound with leather spine and boards. A good copy. Rare work on dogs; not listed in Schwerdt. Contains 12 engraved portraits of dogs' heads by Edwin Landseer, A. Cooper and Charles Hancock.

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        Die Erkenntnis und Heilung der Ohrenkrankheiten.

      - 2., sehr verbesserte und vermehrte Aufl. seiner "langwierigen Schwerhörigkeit". - Berlin, Nicolai, 1836, 8°, IX, (1), 400, (1) pp., mit 7 Abb. auf 2 gefalteten Kupfertafeln, Halbledereinband der Zeit mit Rückenschild; schönes Exemplar. GRUNDLAGENWERK MODERNER OTOLOGIE! - Erste Ausgabe unter diesem Titel. Dieses Buch "ist nicht mehr eine fragmentarische Arbeit über die wichtigsten chronischen Krankheitsformen des Gehörorgans, sondern eine möglichst erschöpfende Darstellung der gesamten Ohrenheilkunde" Vorwort - Der Geh. Sanitätsrat Wilhelm Kramer (1801-1875) praktizierte fast 50 Jahre in Berlin. Er gehört zu den Pionieren der HNO-Heilkunde in Deutschland. - Kramer was a pioneer German otologist. Here presented is his best work in the final version, completely re-written and enlarged to over double its original size. - Garrison & Morton No.3367 (1835); Stevenson-Guthrie, 60; Politzer I, 546f.; Hirsch/H. III, 599-600; Not in Sellers Collection; NUC locates only 4 copies. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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

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

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        Histoire des Insectes. HYMÉNOPTÈRES.

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

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        Histoire des Insectes. HYMÉNOPTÈRES. Atlas.

      Paris, Roret, 1836-1846. 8vo (242 x 155mm). pp. 16, with 48 engraved plates, of which 39 finely handcoloured and 9 printed in bistre. Contemporary half calf, gilt lettered spine. A fine copy of the atlas. 4 text volumes were published which are not present. Amédée Louis Michel Lepeletier de Saint Fargeau (1770-1845) was a French entomologist. From the year 1833 until his death, he served as president of the Société Entomologique de France. Most of the excellent plates were drawn by Prêtre and have delicate colouring. The work was issued with plain or coloured plates. The present copy is the rare coloured issue. The work was published as part of the series 'Suites à Buffon' by the publisher Roret.//Nissen ZBI, 2452.

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

      London:: Audubon, John James,, 1836.. Double Elephant Folio. Matted in Rag Board. Fine/ . 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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        Landschaft mit Weg und Holzstößen links.

      . Aquarell, auf China, aufgezogen auf altes blaues Bütten montiert, dort links unten signiert "GMRossmann". 17:32,7 cm. Blatt am linken Rand mit leichten Beschädigungen.. Der auch als Kunstgewerbler und Bildhauer tätige Maler Rossmann war Schüler seines Vaters J.B. (1836-1885) und der Kunstgewerbeschule und Kunstakademie München unter L. von Löfftz (1845-1910), G. Benszur (geb. 1844) und Lindenschmit. Beeinflußt wurde er vor allem von H. Thoma (1839-1924) und W. Trübner (1851-1917). Nach einem Aufenthalt in Winterthur 1887 und Innsbruck 1888 zog er 1892 nach Frankfurt und 1906 nach Amorbach. Er fertigte Glasfenster und religiöse Gemälde für die Kirche in Winterthur und für die Stadtpfarrkirche Kissingen an.

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        The History of Texas; or, the Emigrant's, Farmer's, and Politician's Guide to the Character, Climate, Soil, and Productions of that Country: Geographically Arranged From Personal Observations and Experiences

      Cincinnati: Stereotyped and Published by J.A. James & Co.. 1836. First. First edition. 12mo. 336pp. Lacks the folding map. Original muslin cloth with remnant of printed paper spine label. A couple of contemporary owner's name and in initials, small crease and modest dampstain tidemark on titlepage, spine label quite tanned and moderately chipped, scattered foxing in text, bottom 1" of cloth lacking at foot, still a sound and presentable good copy. "Conditions just prior to the Revolution described by an actual observer" - Howes 48. Apparently this copy made the rounds: one of the owner's inscriptions is particularly interesting: "Samuel Haggard pd. on[e] dollar". One Squire Haggard, the son of Samuel Haggard of Bedford County, Tennessee, served in the Army of the Republic of Texas in 1836-7 during its war for independence with Mexico. This copy also bears the contemporary penciled initials "F.Q. $1.25" and the contemporary penciled name "Joseph Sharp" (a Joseph Sharp also served in the Army of the Republic of Texas). Important contemporary history of Texas, lacking the map, as often. .

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        Narrative of the Arctic Land Expedition

      London, John Murray, , 1836. to the Mouth of the Great Fish River, and Along the Shores of the Arctic Ocean, In the Years 1833, 1834, and 1835. Octavo. An ex-library copy, bookplate to front pastedown, small stamp verso of title, gilt ink accession number to the spine only, neatly recased in the original brown diapered cloth, new endpapers, title gilt to spine within gilt panel. Lithographic frontispiece and 15 other plates, folding map at the rear, tables to the text. Plates somewhat browned, map torn without loss, a little shaken, cloth slightly rubbed and sunned at the spine, a very good copy. First edition. Back had previously gained considerable experience as an arctic explorer through his participation in the abortive Buchan expedition and Franklin's two overland expeditions. Back was "one of the first competent artists to penetrate into the Canadian Arctic"; the many water-colours and drawings which he produced and which enhance his narratives and those of Franklin "are now considered an invaluable record of early northern history" [DCB]. Although Back was highly valued by the British Admiralty, he was not a popular personality and he developed a fairly controversial reputation as a dandy, womaniser and hopeless egocentric. The privately financed, government-assisted expedition described in this narrative was undertaken in 1833, for the purpose of aiding members of the Second Ross expedition, from whom no one had heard since 1828. They were also to conduct scientific investigations and a geographical survey of an unknown section of arctic coast. They travelled overland from Montreal to Slave River and Great Slave Lake, and descended the Thleweechodozeth or Great Fish River (later renamed the Black River) to the arctic coast, thence along Chanttrey Inlet to Ogle Point. "The ice prevented Back's proposed survey of the coast, and after again wintering at Fort Reliance he reached La Chêne, the Hudson Bay station where he had started over two years before, in August 1835, having travelled 7500 miles, including 1200 of discovery. Besides his discovery of a river over 440 miles long, he had made important observations of the Aurora Borealis, and had given the name of Montreal to an island afterwards sadly familiar in connection with the fate of Franklin. In September 1835 Back reached England, and received a hero's welcome. He was awarded the Royal Geographical Society's gold medal, and was promoted by the Admiralty to the rank of captain on 30 September 1835, by order in council—an honour that no other officer in the navy had received except William IV." [ODNB] "... now regarded as one of the finest travel books of the nineteenth century." [Howgego]

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