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

      London: Taylor and Walton. Cover worn. Upper board weak but holding. Corner of title page excised with no impact on text. Scattered browning throughout. Contents firm. Ex.-lib. Royal College of Surgeons with minimal marking. 1836. First Edition. Half leather brown board cover. 280mm x 210mm (11" x 8"). 70 plates. 70 lithographed plates, some double page. .

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        Oeuvres completes. Nouvelle edition. 25 Bände.

      Paris, Pourrat, 1836.. Dunkelrote Halblederbände der Zeit mit Gold-und Blindprägung.. Erste Ausgabe. - Gutes Exemplar.

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        Obstetric Tables: Comprising Graphic Illustrations, With Description and Practical Remarks; Exhibiting on Dissected Plates Many Important Subjects in Midwifery Part II [of 2]

      London: John Churchill. G : in Good condition. Cover rubbed and stained. Contents bright. Plates VG. Signature of a previous owner on fep dated 1836. [1835]. Second Edition Considerably Enlarged and Improved. Brown hardback cloth cover. 280mm x 220mm (11" x 9"). viii,25pp, + plates. 9 hand coloured tissue guarded plates with moveable parts. Includes list of additional subscribers by location. .

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        Gesamtans., durch einen Torbogen, "Kreisstadt Baireuth. Ober - Mainkreis".

      . altkol. Kupferstich v. Wagner n. Kreul aus Lommel - Bauer, die acht Kreise Bayerns, um 1836, 37 x 27 (H). Lentner 11332. - Das Blatt in schönem Altkolorit und breitrandig. Im Vordergrund eine Obst- und Gemüseverkäuferin, im Verkaufsgespräch mit einem Ehepaar. Alle in Tracht.

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        NUOVE SCOPERTE FATTE SULLA LUNA DAL CELEBRE HERSCHEL, 1836

      Tipografia Tomassini 1836 Nuove scoperte fatte nella luna dal celebre Herschel, Foligno 1836 Tipografia Tomassini (imprimatur 20 aprile 1836), opuscolo in 8° cm. 22x15 di pp. 15 (1). The Great Moon Hoax ("la grande burla della Luna"), pubblicato in italiano come Nuove scoperte fatte nella luna dal celebre Herschel, è il nome con cui è rimasta nota una serie di sei articoli pubblicata nel quotidiano New York Sun a partire dal 25 agosto 1835, sulla presunta scoperta della vita e della civiltà sulla Luna. Tali scoperte furono falsamente attribuite a sir John Herschel, forse il più noto astronomo del suo tempo. Negli intenti dell'anonimo autore - poi rivelatosi Richard Adams Locke - doveva presumibilmente trattarsi di una satira, che tuttavia fu presa per vera. Gli articoli suscitarono tale scalpore da essere tradotti in varie lingue e pubblicati all'estero. La bufala si sparse a macchia d'olio: commenti entusiasti venivano riportati su molti giornali, relazioni delle scoperte apparvero nei bollettini delle più celebri accademie scientifiche europee. Fra le vittime illustri ci fu François Arago, che verso la fine del 1835 ne pubblicò un estratto sul bollettino dell'Accademia delle scienze francese, suscitando molta curiosità ma anche molte polemiche. In Italia vide la luce, nell'aprile 1836, l'opuscolo anonimo intitolato Delle scoperte fatte nella luna del dottor Giovanni Herschel (traduzione dal francese della 104ª edizione fatta a Parigi nel marzo 1836), un estratto dei primi quattro articoli di quella che sarebbe poi stata chiamata ?la grande beffa lunare?. Della copia in nostro possesso, stampata in Foligno, non se ne conosce altro esemplare. L'opuscolo è considerato dagli amanti e cultori uno dei primi racconti di fantascienza.

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        VOYAGE PITTORESQUE DANS GRAND-DUCHÉ DE BADE.

      - Paris, Rittner et Goupil, 1836, 22x28, deux volumes. Reliure en demi basane à petits coins. Dos lisse orné de filets dorés. Le premier volume contient le texte, le deuxième les 24 planches gravées (dessinées par Pernot). Reliures un peu frottées, et quelques rousseurs (dont une plus importante en marge du texte à partir de la page 54). Sinon bel exemplaire. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        NEW-YORK.

      New York: Published by J.H. Colton & Co., . 1836 - Folding pocket map, 18 1/4 x 21 1/2 inches, with period outline color. Bound into contemporary 24mo. gilt-stamped red leather covers. Fine. Second edition of Burr’s smaller map of New York, with the copyright 1833, but dated 1836 below the title. This is one of the first maps published by the distinguished firm of Colton. "Engraved and Printed by S. Stiles & Co." The address for Stiles & Co. has been erased. Label containing the "Census of 1835" laid down on the verso of the front cover. This 1836 edition was also included as the general map for the small version of Burr's ATLAS OF NEW YORK (1838). The insets include "Niagara River, From Albany to Lake Champlain & Lake George," "Environs of New York," "City of New-York," and "Environs of Utica." Not in Phillips. RUMSEY 108.

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        The Warlock

      Carey, Lea & Blanchard 1836 - Signed on both title pages, not by author, but by James Biddle, of Naval Officer Commodore Biddle's esteemed family. 2 vols., large 12mo, 3/4 leather over marbled boards. Texts mostly Clean & Tight, aside from some age discoloration and loosening of pp. 77-80 in Volume 1. Significant wear to boards. (see photos) [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

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        Eigenh. Brief mit U. ("Hummel").

      Weimar, 1. IX. 1836.. 1 S. mit eh. Adresse verso (Faltbrief). 4to.. Schönes Empfehlungsschreiben für seinen Neffen "Gustavo" (d. i. wohl August) Röckel an den greisen "Papa" Luigi Cherubini in Paris: "Prego di scusarmi, se l'opportuno racommandole un mio Zio Gustavo Röckel; e un giovane di talento per la Musica, ma che non aveva finora occasione di studiarla seriosamente ancora; il suo desiderio sarebbe di studiar l'Armonia ed il Contrapunto, per mettersi poi alla Composizione teatrale per quale pare aver la piu grande inclinazzione. Mi scrisse che il bravo amico Reicha sia morto, che in particolare si e occupato della Teoria musicale; Lei gli fara una grazia se volesse aver la bonta, di dargli un buon consiglio, a qui si potrebbe indirizzare addesso su quell' oggetto? - perche, scrivere senza aver fatto avanti il corso del Contrapunto, e tempo perso ed inutile! Lui ho un engagiamento a Melun, comme Maestro di Cembalo, ed e intenzionato di portarsi poco a poco a Pariggi, sperando di trovar la qualche lezzioni per il suo sostenimento, unicamente coll'Idea di profittare dell' avantagio d'una grand Citta per poter fare un Studio serio nell' Arte. - E un buon e bravo ragazzo che in ogni cosa seguira strittamente i suoi consigli paterni. - Spero che Lei avra ricevuto anche quei pocchi foglii di Manuscritto per il suo Album, che Le ho mandatio 2 mesi fa, e che prego di guardare con occhio paterno ed agradevole. - Mille Saluti a Ma.ma Cherubini ed alla preggiat.mo sua famiglia. Sempre il suo sincero e umiliss.mo Servo ed Amico [...]". - Hummel war seit 1813 mit der Opernsängerin und Beethovenfreundin Elisabeth Röckel verheiratet. Ihr Bruder, der Tenor und Beethovenfreund Joseph August Röckel, begründete die Musikerfamilie der drei Brüder Karl August (1814-76), Eduard (1816-99) und Leopold Röckel (1838-1924). Ersterer, bekannt als enger Freund Wagners, empfing wegen seiner Teilnahme am Wanderleben des Vaters keine geregelte Schulbildung, wurde aber in der Musik von seinem Vater, in Wien "von J. C. Keßler, in Paris von P. Pixis und H. Payer" unterrichtet. Er war auch an der Pariser Oper Assistent Rossinis und "schloß [seine Ausbildung] bei seinem Onkel J. N. Hummel in Weimar ab" (MGG XI, 604). Beim Bezeichneten "Gustavo" dürfte Hummels Schützling August gemeint sein, der 1849 wegen seiner radikalen Publizistik zum Tode verurteilt werden und 13 Jahre in sächsischer Haft verbringen sollte.

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        Schleswigsche Ständezeitung 1836

      Verlegt im Königl. Taubstummeninstitut, 1836, Schleswig. Zweisprachige Zeitung für die Verhandlungen der Provinzialstände des Herzogthums Schleswig 1836 in zwei Bänden. (Deutsch & Dänisch) Tidende for Forhandlingerne ved Provindsialstaenderne for Hertungdömmet Slesvig. I. Band: Seite 1-992. Fest gebunden. Einband mit altersbedingten Gebrauchsspuren, leicht stockfleckig und bestoßen, ansonsten gute Erhaltung. II. Band: Seiten 993-2088. Fest gebunden. Einband mit altersbedingten Gebrauchsspuren, teils stockfleckig. Gute Erhaltung. Sehr ausführlicher und seltener Beleg zur schleswigschen Landesgeschichte! Beachten Sie bitte auch unser Angebot der HOLSTEINISCHEN STÄNDEZEITUNG (1842). Der schleswig-holsteinische Landtag (eine Vertretung der Ritterschaft, der Geistlichkeit und der Städte) tagte bis 1675, danach gab es bis zur Einrichtung der Provinzialstände 1834 nur noch ständische Versammlungen und Deputationen, sie alle haben keinen erkennbaren Einfluß auf das Schulwesen genommen. Die bis 1864 aktiven Provinzialständeversammlungen für Schleswig und Holstein (unter eng begrenztem Wahlrecht gewählte Abgeordnete) hatten zwar kein Mitbestimmungsrecht, aber als Foren für die Artikulation von Interessen insbesondere im Zusammenhang mit dem Sprachenstreit enorme öffentliche und politische Bedeutung und sich in diesem Kontext mehrfach mit Schulangelegenheiten befaßt..

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        Memoirs of Napoleon, His Court and Family

      London: Richard Bentley,, 1836. 2 volumes, octavo (212 × 126 mm). Late 19th century red half morocco, decorative gilt spines, red cloth sides, top edges gilt. Published with 16 engraved portraits. First edition in English of these spirited Memoirs by Laure Junot. the wife of Marshal Junot. This is a handsomely bound extra-illustrated copy, embellished with an additional 97 engraved portraits, views and scenes.

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        Oeuvres complètes de Paul-Louis Courier. Nouvelle édition augmentée d'un grand nombre de morceaux inédits, précédée d'un essai sur la vie et les écrits de l'auteur par Armand Carrel

      Publishing original part. Bound in half green mint grief back evenly past 4 nerves decorated wheels, dashed and golden threads and a stamped cold iron repeated three times, caps rubbed, some scuffs and light spots, a few corners bumped, elegant binding of time. Portrait of the author as a frontispiece of Volume I. Scattered foxing, otherwise good copy. Paulin et Perrotin Paris 1836 13x21cm 4 volumes reliés

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        L?ITALIA , la Sicilia, le isole Eolie, l?isola d?Elba, la Sardegna, Malta, l?isola di Calipso, ecc. ? tomo III in 2 voll. dedicato a ROMA

      Giuseppe Pomba 1836 edizione originale, in 8° gr., pp. VI, 368 (complessive), testo su due colonne, leg. coeva in m / pelle con tit. e fregi in oro e a secco al ds., tagli spruzzati, 91 magnifiche inc. f.t. raffiguranti monumenti, siti, costumi. Qualche sporadica fiorit., ma ottimo esempl. di questa bella opera ottocentesca su Roma, sulla sua storia e sulle sue meraviglie.

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        The Poetical Works of Mrs. Felicia Hermes. Complete in One Volume with a Critical Preface

      A variant first edition not found in OCLC. Complete and in good condition, tall 8vo, xx, 361 pages. Frontis portrait of Felicia by Fletcher and Sartain. Text in double columns. Apart from some edge wear a wonderful embossed black leather cover both front and back depicting Helios in an oval medallion surround with enough curly cue vines and sorted loop de loops to choke a horse. Famous in her day, she sank into obscurity. Meanwhile her avid fans found them selves going gradually blind trying to read this book in candle light and sooty oil lamps. Even now, to try to decipher this tiny tiny text gives me a terrific headache--not to mention the poems themselves. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Der Affe als Hofmeister. Ergötzliche Scenen aus der Erziehungsgeschichte des jungen Herrn Mumu und des kleinen Fräuleins Coco. Nach dem Französischen der Frau Alida von Savignac. Mit deutschem und französischem Texte und 50 Bildern.

      Stuttgart, bei Karl Erhard, 1836.. Quer 8°. Frontispiz,gest.Titel,68 S. + 12 Tafeln mit je 4 (Stahlstich-)Bildern. Illustr. Orig.-Pappband.. Einband berieben, beschabt und gebräunt; Ecken und Kanten teils stärker beschabt und bestoßen; Rücken beschädigt; innen durchgehend schwach stockfleckig und knitterig sowie mit kleineren Knickfalten (Eselsohren); auf S. 60 und Tafel Buntstiftkritzelei; die Tafeln ansonsten recht sauber; insgesamt gutes Exemplar dieses äußerst seltenen Kinderbuches.

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        ENTDECKUNGS-REISE DER FRANZOSISCHEN CORVETTE ASTROLABE UNTERNOMMEN AUF BEFEHL KONIG KARLS X. IN DEN JAHREN 1826 - 1827 - 1828 - 1829.

      118,[1]pp., printed in double-column format, plus sixty lithographic plates (several plates containing more than one image). Extra lithographic titlepage. Folio. Later three-quarter calf and marbled boards. Scattered light foxing. Very good. A scarce, early German-language edition of the historical atlas from Dumont d'Urville's famous Pacific voyage as commander of the Astrolabe, with a complement of sixty important plates of South Sea natives and nautical views. "Dumont d'Urville commanded his first expedition, which was to gain additional information about the principal groups of islands in the Pacific and to augment the mass of scientific data acquired by Louis Duperrey. The Astrolabe sailed south, around the Cape of Good Hope, and arrived at Port Jackson. Proceeding to New Zealand, its coast, especially the southern part of Cook Strait, was surveyed with great care. Tonga and parts of the Fiji Archipelago were explored, then New Britain, New Guinea, Amboina, Tasmania, Vanikoro, Guam, and Java. The return home was by way of Mauritius and the Cape of Good Hope. Huge amounts of scientific materials were collected and published" - Hill. The detailed plates include many scenes of anthropological interest, as well as dramatic views of the Astrolabe under sail. This scarce edition was published in Switzerland and is located on OCLC in only six copies, with only one of those - at the University of Michigan - in the United States (and that copy with the plates only). FERGUSON 2118b. HILL 504 (ref). SABIN 21210 (ref). OCLC 220282313, 180558539, 68182659.

      [Bookseller: William Reese Company - Americana]
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        Leben des heiligen Karl Borromäus, Cardinals der heiligen römischen Kirche und Erzbischofs von Mailand von Johann Peter Giussano aus dem Italienischen übersetzt von Theodor Friedrich Klitsche 3 Bände in einem Buch

      Augsburg, Karl Kollmann?sche Verlagsbuchhandlung. 1836. 22 cm. 314,164,224,seiten. Halbledereinband mit rotem Schnitt. sehr starke gebrauchsspuren, einband an den kanten bestoßen,beschädigt, ,vorsatz, titelblatt und nachsatz teils sehr fleckig, seiten etwas fleckig, etwas gebrauchsspurig,. "unter den männern, welche die kirche im sechszehnten jahrhundert hervorgebracht hat, verdient ohne zweifel wohl keiner die aufmerksamkeit und die bewunderung der welt, als carl borromäus, erzbischof von mailand und cardinal der heil. römischen kirche., von welchem standpunkte aus wir das leben und wirken dieses hieligen kirchenfürsten auch immer betrachten, überall erscheint es uns gleich groß , gleich erhaben und gleich bewunderswürdig., und schwer dürfte es zu entscheiden seyn, ob er mehr größe des geistes, mehr adel der gesinnuhng und mehr heiligkeit des leben in anordnung seiner privatverhältnisse und seines häuslichen lebens,. oder in leitung der wichtigen angelegenheiten seiner erzbischöfe sowohl . als der ganzen allgemeinen kirche entwicklelt hat. im ebenmaaße treten in jeder beziehung seines lebens, tugend und heiligkeit hervor mit recht kann er daher als muster und ein wahr hafter tugendspiegel für bischöfe und priester und alle geistlichen genannt werden. obwohl mehrere lebensbeschreibungen von diesem großen heiligen bestehen, gebührt johann peter giussano, priester aus der congregation der oblaten und patrizier von mailand vor allem der vorzug. sie ist nach dem urtheile aller kirchenhistoriker die gelungenste, sowohl in rücksicht auf anorndung des materials, als auch lieferung der einzelenen tathsachen. giussano war ebenfalls nicht nur der zeitgenosse des heiligen cardinals, sondern auch sein vertrauter freund, sein geheimschreiber und in mancher bezeihung sein treuer gehilfe in verwaltung der erzbischöfe mailnad. er begleitete ihn auf seinen vivitationsreisen, war sein hausgenosse und der augenzeuge der meisten tathsachen, die er erzählt und niemand konnte im stande sein, der nachwelt eine so sichere und genaue beshreibung der bewunderswürdigen handlungen und erhabenden tugenden dieses heilige zu liefern. sein werk trat im jahre 1610 , also sechs und zwanzig jahre nach ableben des heil.erzbischofs, und drei jahre nach seiner heiligsprechnung in mailand an?s licht, ein umstand , welcher dessen werk unstreitig erhöhen muß. .."auszüge aus dem Buch

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        Nouveau Dictionnaire de Versification

      Paris - A. Guyot et Scribe, 1836 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. Bound in half leather with gilt detailing to the spine, marble paper covered board, marbled foredge, and marble paper pastedowns. This is a dictionary of Latin words with French translations. This is volume 1 only of a 2 volume set. Condition: The binding of the text block is tight and firm. The rear board is detached and missing and the front board is attached by two cords only and this could become detached in the post. There is some wear to the extremities including rubbing, and some fading to the top and righthand edge of the front board. Internally the pages are generally clean and bright with the occasional spot and spotting to the title page and first couple of pages. Overall the volume is in fair condition..

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        Guida di Pompei con appendici sulle sue parti più interessanti del canonico D.

      Andrea De Jorio. Transportata dal Francese nell'Italiano idioma da Ercole Carrillo. Naples, stamperia e cartiera del Fibreno, 1836. 8vo. 176 pp.+ 8 engr. plates (on 7 leaves), of which 2 are folding. As issued, in printed paper boards, spine worn. Garcia 3926. Furchheim p. 23. An Italian translation made by Ercole Carrillo from the French original "Plan de Pompéi et remarques sur ses édifices", published in Naples in 1828. Andrea De Jorio (1769-1851) was a distinguised Italian antiquarian working in Napels, from 1811 curator at Real Museo della Galleria dei Vasi in Naples. He wrote several works on the finds from Pompeii and Herculaneum, mostly on the frescos. Today he is perhaps most known for his studies on Body language, which he conducted by comparing the ancient frescos with the street life in his contemporary Naples, "La mimica degli antichi investigata nel gestire napoletano" (1832)

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        Selections from the Works of Sir John Suckling

      London - Longman, Rees, Orme, Brown, Green and Longman, 1836 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. An edition of Selections from the Works of Sir John Suckling to which is prefixed A Life of the Author with Critical Remarks on his Writing and Genius by the Rev. Alfred Suckling, LL. B. With a portrait of the author to frontispiece. Included are a selection of Suckling's poetry and plays. Sir John Suckling (1609 - 1642) was an English poet and one prominent figure among those renowned for careless gaiety, wit, and all the accomplishments of a Cavalier poet; and also the inventor of the card game cribbage. He is best known for his poem Ballad Upon a Wedding. Condition: In with the occaisonal annotation in coloured pencil and date to title in ink..

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

      London: Taylor and Walton. Cover worn. Upper board weak but holding. Corner of title page excised with no impact on text. Scattered browning throughout. Contents firm. Ex.-lib. Royal College of Surgeons with minimal marking. 1836. First Edition. Half leather brown board cover. 280mm x 210mm (11" x 8"). 70 plates. 70 lithographed plates, some double page. .

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        Journey Through Arabia Petræ To Mount Sinai & The Excavated City Of Petra, The Edom Of Prophecies

      John Murray, London 1836 - Hardcover. Brown leather with gilt lettering and design, raised bands on spine. Extremities and corners bumped and rubbed. Hinges beginning to crack. Small paper label on paste-down endpaper. Foxing throughout. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Exposition du système du monde

      Paris: Bachelier, 1836. Sixth edition. Quarter morocco. Very good. Two vols., 8vo (210 × 135 mm), pp. viii, (xxviii), 358; vii, [1, blank], 568; a bright, crisp text; light spots of dampstaining to vol. II; very good in contemporary morocco-backed marbled boards, gilt decorative spines with gilt emblem of the Prix, Collège Royal de Poitiers to the upper covers of both volumes. Sixth edition.One of Laplace's most influential books, his Exposition du système du monde was first published in 1796. It was in this work that Laplace set out his famous nebular hypothesis. The Exposition consists of five books. The first is on the apparent motions of the celestial bodies, the motion of the sea, and also atmospheric refraction; the second is on the actual motion of the celestial bodies; the third on force and momentum; the fourth on the theory of universal gravitation, including an account of the motion of the sea and the shape of the Earth; and the final book provides an historical account of astronomy and includes the famous account of the nebular hypothesis.In essence the Exposition is in the form of a popular, non-mathematical account of the more technical work, the Traité de mécanique céleste (5 vols., 1799-1825). Kant had already speculated as to the possibility of the nebular hypothesis for the origin of the solar system in 1755, and Swedenborg had hinted at it to already in 1734, but it was Laplace who worked out the details in these two works. While later scientists turned away from the Laplacian model, starting with Viktor Safronov's (1917-1999) Evolution of the protoplanetary cloud and formation of the Earth and planets (1969), a modern version of the nebular hypothesis has come to be the most commonly held view of the origins of the solar system once more.Of the sixth edition Houzeau and Lancaster note that it is 'la plus complète des éditions', including the additions of the fifth edition, but retaining those chapters the fifth edition deleted from earlier editions.Crawford, 272; Houzeau and Lancaster I, ii, 8940; Poggendorff, I, 1375; Roller-Goodman II, 76.COPAC records copies of the sixth edition at Trinity College Dublin and University College London.

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        Narrative of a journey to the Zoolu country in South Africa.

      Crofts London 1836 - First edition. 8vo., iv, 412pp., errata slip, hand-coloured lithographed frontispiece, 25 lithographed plates (1 hand-coloured), 2 folding maps, original cloth gilt, neat repair head of spine. Gardiner went amongst the Zulu to preach the benefits of Christianity and civilisation; he was not very successful at this but made a good impression upon the King and his counsellors. Mendelssohn I, p587; Abbey Travel 332. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        "Narrative of a journey to the Zoolu country, in South Africa...undertaken in 1835"

      London: William Crofts. 1836. "First edition, 8vo, pp. iv, 412; hand-colored lithograph frontispiece, 25 lithograph plates (1 hand-colored), 2 folding maps; mild dampstain enters text at top and bottom, original green cloth, gilt-lettered spine, the whole rebacked and recased, with the original spine laid down; a good, sound copy. On this, his first journey as a missionary, Gardiner (1794- 1851) established the first missionary station at Port Natal. ""From 1834 to 1838 he was engaged in earnest endeavours to establish christian churches in Zululand, but politcal events and native wars combined to prevent any permanent success"" (DNB).Mendelssohn I, p. 587; Abbey, Travel, 332. "

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        THE SPORTSMAN'S ANNUAL.

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

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        Cruchley's New Plan of London improved to 1836.

      Engraved & Published by G. F. Cruchley, No. 81 Fleet Street,, London, 1836 - Hand-coloured engraved plan, dissected and mounted on linen, with paste-down title and border, together with 48pp. street index, green cloth wrappers, both housed within original green cloth slipcase with publisher's label. George Frederick Cruchley (1796-1880) was a publisher of "some of the clearest and most attractive London maps" (Howgego). The present map, published on a scale of almost five inches to the mile, was first issued in 1826, with Cruchley re-issuing it several times over the following 20 years, each time updating it with the latest additions. Cruchley began his cartographic career in the publishing firm of Aaron Arrowsmith. In 1823, he set up on his own at 38 Ludgate Street until 1834, when he moved to 81 Fleet Street. It would appear that he had some help from his former employer, as much of his early output bears in the imprint "From Arrowsmith's". He would later acquire a great deal of Arrowsmith's stock. In 1844, he took over the stock of George and John Cary, which he republished until 1876. In 1877 his entire stock was sold at auction with many of the plates being brought by Gall and Inglis. Cruchley himself passed away in Brighton in 1880. Howgego 304 C intermediate state between (2) and (3)

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        An examination of the question whether the discordancy between the characteristics of mechanical electricity and the galvanic or voltaic fluid, can arise from difference of intensity and quantity. With some observations in favour of the existence of an electro-motive power, independently of chemical reaction, but co-operating therewith, respectfully submitted to the British Association for the Advancement of Science.bound with:Some engravings and descriptions of apparatus, by R. Hare, M. D

      Philadelphia: John C. Clark, 1836. First Edition. Wrappers. Very good. 8vo (210 × 140 mm), pp. 11, [1, blank], 4; 3 engraved illustrations of Hare's electrical apparatus; some spotting to edges, else very good in modern paper wrappers. Very rare early paper on electro-motive power.

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        "Schweiz. Vorort Luzern". Blick auf Rigi-Kulm mit zahlreichen Touristen, Bergführern, Eseln sowie dem Zeichner links vorne stehend, umgeben von Ansichten und Trachtendarstellungen.

      . Altkol. Lithographie von L.v. Hohbach aus 'Malerische Länderschau', Kempten, Dannheimer, um 1836, 32 x 37,5 cm.. Das Mittelbild umgeben Darstellungen des Rütlischwurs, der Sempacher Siegeswaffen und der Morgensterne des Landsturms, ferner Gemsjagd, Lawinenverschüttung und Rettung durch Bernhardinerhunde. Mit Ansichten von Luzern, Brunnen, der Tells Kapelle, Bad Leuck, Schwyz und Chur, ferner Trachten dieser Kantone. Unten die Wappen der sieben Kantone. - Geglättete Bugfalte. Das Mittelbild und die Trachten in feinem Altkolorit.

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        Eigenh. Brief mit U. ("Fr. Kalkbrenner").

      O. O., 8. IV. [1836]. - 1 S. auf Doppelblatt. 8vo. Mit eh. Adresse (Faltbrief). An den Musikverleger Maurice Schlesinger: "Veuillez donner des ordres pour qu'on m'envoie un Ex: du Septuor pour l'Engleterre car le temps presse. L'ouvrage doit paraitre le 1er Mai. Aussitot que le titre sera gravé envoyez moi 1 ex: pour l'Empereur d'Autriche. Fare well [.]". - Kalkbrenners zweites Septett (in A-Dur, op. 132) war bereits im Vorjahr erstmals veröffentlicht worden, das Werk wurde insgesamt aber an drei verschiedenen Orten (Paris, London und Leipzig) verlegt. Kalkbrenner selbst war ein Schüler von Clementis in Wien gewesen; von dem erwähnten Widmungsexemplar für Kaiser Ferdinand I. erhoffte er sich möglicherweise eine österreichische Auszeichnung. - Das Adreßblatt mit kleinem Ausriß durch Siegelbruch (keine Textberührung). [Attributes: Signed Copy]

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        Dictionnaire de cuisine et d'économie ménagère

      Paris, à la Librairie usuelle 1836 - In-4°, demi-veau bleu, dos lisse orné de fers romantiques, tranches marbrées (reliure de l'époque), texte imprimé sur deux colonnes, 788 pp EDITION UNIQUE DE CETTE VERITABLE ENCYCLOPEDIE d'art culinaire et d'économie domestique : traité de panification, manuel de dissection, traité de politesse gastronomique, étude sur la qualité de l'eau et recettes multiples. Frontispice et dix planches hors texte, figures et vignettes en noir dans le texte Vicaire 132 Cartonnage frotté et restauré, pâles rousseurs et piqûres marginales

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        Dictionnaire de cuisine et d'économie ménagère à l'usage des maîtres et maîtresses de maison, fermiers, maîtres-d'hôtel, chefs de cuisine, chefs d'office, restaurateurs, pâtissiers, marchands de comestibles, confiseurs, distillateurs, etc

      A la librairie usuelle, Paris 1836 - in-8 III + 788 pages illustré de 11 planches, dos défraichi, charnières fendues, défauts d'usage [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        1836 COMPLETE WORKS SAINT FRANCIS DE SALES 4VL SET FINE BINDINGS GOD JESUS BIBLE

      COMPLETE WORKS OF SAINT FRANCES DE SALES1836; New Edition; Paris, Heu. Libraire; Rebound Leather; French Text; Each About 700 Pages; w6.6"xh10"; Rare!!!Great For any Religious/History Fan or Collector.  Great Gift Idea; Complete in Four Volumes!!!ATTRIBUTES:Four Lovely, sleek marble cover designs with leather bindings/corners, ornate gold bindings with red labels, marble end pages/page edges, with one lovely Portrait frontispiece, a facsimile manuscript page and a great read on the Saint; Nice Sizes!!!BACKGROUND:Francis de Sales, (French: François de Sales) (21 August 1567 ?" 28 December 1622) was a Bishop of Geneva and is honored as a saint in the Roman Catholic Church. He became noted for his deep faith and his gentle approach to the religious divisions in his land resulting from the Protestant Reformation. He is known also for his writings on the topic of spiritual direction and spiritual formation, particularly the Introduction to the Devout Life and the Treatise on the Love of God.Sales ultimately concluded that God had good in store for him, because "God is love", as Scripture attests. This faithful devotion to the God of love not only expelled his doubts but also influenced the rest of his life and his teachings. His way of teaching Catholic spirituality is often referred to as the Way of Divine Love, or the Devout Life, taken from a book he wrote of a similar name: Introduction to the Devout Life.Introduction to the Devout Life (Introduction à la vie dévote) was written by St. Francis de Sales, the first edition being published in 1609. The final edition was published in 1619, prior to the death of Francis in 1622. It enjoyed wide popularity, and was well received in both Protestant and Catholic circles, evidenced by its translation into all major languages of the day. It is typically categorized as a form of reading known as lectio divina ("divine reading"), based on the Christian monastic practice of spiritual reading. Like The Imitation of Christ by Thomas a Kempis, it is considered a spiritual classic in the Christian tradition. The work also used as a guide in Christian spiritual direction. CONDITION:Conditions are Good/Very Good.  Some wear to edges, signature to upper title, some color over hinges/corners, blemishing to first/last pages, and here and there throughout mainly towards margins, hinges/text blocks are very good for close to 180 years old!!!

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        Connecticut historical collections, containing a general collection of interesting facts, traditions, biographical sketches, anecdotes, &c., relating to the history and antiquities of every town in Connecticut, with geographical ... (Truncated)

      New Haven, J. W. Barber: Hartford, A. Willard, 1836, Hardback, First EditionFull Book Title: Connecticut historical collections, containing a general collection of interesting facts, traditions, biographical sketches, anecdotes, &c., relating to the history and antiquities of every town in Connecticut, with geographical descriptions. IllustratedScattered, minor marginal foxing. Finely bound in modern aniline calf over marble boards. Raised bands with gilt cross-bands and titling. An exceptional example - scans and additional bibliographic detail on request. ; 560 pages; Description: 560 p. Illus. Fold. Map. 23 cm. Subjects: Connecticut--History. Connecticut--Description and travel. Connecticut--History, Local. Notes: Map colored by hand.

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        GRAMMAIRE TURKE: PRÉCÉDÉE D'UN DISCOURS PRÉLIMINAIRE SUR LA LANGUE ET LA LITTÉRATURE DES NATIONS ORIENTALES

      W.H. Allen, Londres 1836 - 4to. publisher's blind stamped cloth. x, (6), lxxx, 214 pages, 5 lithographs, (2) with errata. First edition of the French translation done by Sarah Davids. A grammar of the Turkish language with a preliminary discourse and Ottoman Turkish excerpts with translations. In the discourse, Davids (1811-1832) argues that the Turks are a separate, honorable, and intelligent race with a beautiful and complex language. Davids' writings were translated into Turkish in 1851, and the historian Bernard Lewis writes that this book, "made the Turks imagine themselves as having a distinct nationality and independence." Also contains five lithographs illustrating excerpts from ancient and modern Turkish texts by the early English lithographer Joseph Netherclift. (see Twyman, Early Lithographed Bookspages 236-239). Netherclift had been producing lithographic work in London since around 1820, and as Twyman states became "the leading producer of lithographed facsimiles in Britain," until he was succeeded by his son in 1855. Multiple tables with French, phonetic Turkish pronunciation, and Turkish script. Wear to head and tail of spine with some small holes to rear hinge. Minor discoloration to boards. publisher's blind stamped cloth [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        G. Flandin, Duché de Savoie, édits, ordonnances, billets royaux

      BLANC, Chambéry 1836 - Titre complet « Répertoire par ordre alphabétique et chronologique des édits, lettres-patentes, billets royaux, manifestes, ordonnances, règlemens, instructions, circulaires et autres actes du gouvernement, émanés depuis le mois de mai 1814 jusqu’à la fin de 1834 » par M. G. Flandin, juge de mandemem. 1836 à Moutiers chez J.-B Blanc imprimeur libraire éditeur et chez les principaux libraires de Savoie, format in-8 reliure d’époque usagée, , dos cuir frappé à froid (photo), filets dorés, plats papiers 19e (photo), tranches marbrées, coiffe inf. bonne, coiffe sup. usée, champs cons., garde cons., charnière 1er plat bon, charnière 2e plat usagé craquelé (photo), coins frottés, intérieur frais sans rousseurs, 401 pages avec son errata en fin d’ouvrage, ouvrage conservé, reliure solide, sans manque ni déchirure, bien. Ouvrage rare qui organise de manière alphabétique les 17 volumes des règlements royaux publiés à Chambéry, ce répertoire méthodique par thème qui démarre en 1814 date de retour de Sa Majesté dans ses états. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Album parisien. Cent vues gravées au burin, par MM. Dureau et Couché Fils. Description historique et architecturale des principaux monuments et sites de la ville de Paris. Paris. Leroi Libraire. 1836.

      - 1 volume à l'italienne relié demi-basane verte, dos lisse uniformément insolé, plats de papier chagriné, coins émoussés et frottement épars sur les coupes, mouillures prononcées en début de volume affectant quelques pages et gravures, gravure frontispice (N°2) en partie détachée. Déchirure 6 cm atteinte au texte mais restaurable sur la page de texte concernant la Sorbonne. 97 sur 100 planches - Manque les gravures N° 13, 34, 92. Bon état avec défauts signalés. ÉDITION ORIGINALE. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        The Backwoods of Canada Being Letters from the Wife of an Emigrant Officer illustrative of the Domestic Economy of British America

      Library of Entertaining Knowledge. Charles Knight, London 1836 - First edition, second printing. Page 326 printed with Appendix B thus only 351 total pages in the second 1836 printing. 4" x 6 1/2", viii, 313pp [1], [315]-351pp including appendix, with half-title, 21 wood-engraved plates & illus. (incl. frontis.) Contemporary 3/4 green calf, and marbled boards. Leather spine with elaborate embossing on a dark red leather label with gilt type. Edges with very minor rubbing. A couple of smudges on the first couple of preliminary pages otherwise very clean inside. A very sound, a very good+ and attractive copy of this book. Composed of letters written by the author to her mother and friends in England, the Backwoods includes much useful and interesting information on home-making under pioneer conditions, pioneer recipes for making maple sugar, vinegar, &c.The appendix added by the publisher to "render this Work more practical value to persons desiring to emigrate" consists of: The Number of Sales and Grants of Crown Lands, Clergy Reserves, Conditions, &c; Information for Emigrants; Number of Emigrants Arrives; Extracts from papers Issued by Government Emigration Agents, &c.; Abstract of the American Passengers' Act of Session 1835; Transfer of Capital; Canadian Currency; Canada Company; and British American Land Company. Mrs. Traill, who emigrated to Canada with her husband, a lieutenant in the 21st Fusiliers, also gives an account of her journey and settlement near Rice Lake, Upper Canada, August 1832-May 1835. TPL 1923. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        The Literary Remains of Samuel Taylor Coleridge (First Edition, 4 Volumes)

      William Pickering, London 1836 - FIRST EDITION. 4 volumes. Original publisher's pebbled blue cloth with paper labels. All in very good condition. These volumes are housed in two custom half maroon morocco leather slipcases with maroon cloth chemeses for each of the books. The two slipcases are made so that they give the appearance of four books on the shelf each with five raised bands compartmented with a gilt design on bottom compartment. Bands lightly rubbed otherwise case in EXCELLENT Volume I: 8 (ads) + xi + 395. dated 1836. Paper label is rubbed with the lettering on the left side not readable and a chip to the upper right corner. Corners lightly bumped Volume II. Dated 1836. xiii + 416 + [1] (errata). Book is in very good condition with light rubbing. The paper label is worn and difficult to read. There is wear to the very top of the spine. Corners lightly bumped. Volume III. Dated 1838. xvi + 422. Book is in very good condition with very light wear. Paper label show wear but title is clearly visible (unlike the previous volumes). Volume IV: Dated 1839. 438pp. Book is in excellent condition with main defect being a soiled label. This four volume set would make a great gift for someone. Photos available upon request. Samuel Taylor Coleridge (October 21, 1772 – July 25, 1834) was an English poet, critic, and philosopher who was, along with his friend William Wordsworth, one of the founders of the Romantic Movement in England and one of the Lake Poets. He is probably best known for his poems The Rime of the Ancient Mariner and Kubla Khan, as well as his major prose work Biographia Literaria. Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Descrizione storica e artistica di Pisa e de' suoi contorni

      presso Ranieri Prosperi,, In Pisa, 1836 - Tre parti legate in un volume di cm. 21, pp. xi (1) 248 (2); viii, 256; vi, 304. Con 21 belle tavole fuori testo e la pianta della città più volte ripiegata. Il tutto inciso in rame da Ranieri Grassi (pisano). Solida ed elegante legatura coeva in mezza pelle, dorso liscio con fregi e titoli in oro su tassello in marocchino verde. Esemplare desiderabile per freschezza, ampiezza dei margini e perfezione dello stato di conservazione. Opera classica nella storiografia pisana. Non comune in tale stato di conservazione. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Memoires du Prince de la Paix - Tomes 1 -4

      Chey Ladvocat, Paris 1836 - B001LGBTCU volume 1- 4; protective covers on all 4 volumes, free endpapers of all 4 volumes are glued to original covers; foxing throughout all volumes; deckled edges; pages wavy; volume 1: binding starting to loosen; cracked spine, original cover soiled and slightly chipped; some staining; ca. 6 cm stain at the top of ca. last 100 pages; edge of rear cover nibbled; tear in crown of wrapper; 375 pages; volume 2: original cover stained and slightly creased; free front paper and title page darkened by age; some uncut pages; 398 pages; volume 3: original covers stained and slightly creased; some portions of spine missing and torn; endpapers and title page darkened by age; small water stain on edge of ca.first 40 pages; tender binding; some pages uncut; some pages creased; rear cover bent; 384 pages; volume 4: original front cover has a ca. 6 x 5 cm portion open tear and is stained; some of the spine is missing; tender binding; some uncut pages; dog-eared; some pages creased; 382 pages [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        De Noord-Nederlandsche vergiftige gewassen.

      Amsterdam, C.G. Sulpke, 1836. 8vo (218 x 215mm). pp. 198, with 30 fine handcoloured lithographed plates. Publisher's printed boards (spine slightly rubbed). Friedrich Miquel (1811-1871) was a Dutch botanist, professor of botany and director of the Amsterdam botanical garden as well as director of the Leiden Rijksherbarium. An attractively illustrated work on poisonous plants growing in the Netherlands. The publisher Sulpke bought some plates from Aimé Henry in Bonn, used for his book 'Die Giftpflanzen Deutschlands'. A few other plates were made especially, by Henry, for Miquel's publication. Miquel is best known for his contributions towards the flora of the former Dutch East Indies.//Stafleu, 'F.A.W. Miquel, Netherlands botanist', no. 11; Stafleu & Cowan 6088.

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        Mon-Ka-Ush-Ka, A Sioux Chief

      Philadelphia: E. C. Biddle, 1836. Hand-coloured lithograph. In excellent condition. A fine image from McKenney and Hall's 'Indian Tribes of North America': `One of the most important [works] ever published on the American Indians' (Field),` a landmark in American culture' (Horan) and an invaluable contemporary record of a vanished way of life. Initially a humble horseholder by trade, Monkaushka later distinguished himself as an honorable and ambitious warrior. In 1837, he attended the intertribal peace council in Washington as a member of the Sioux commission that signed a peace treaty with the United States, ceding their land east of the Mississippi. Mckenney and Hall's 'Indian Tribes of North America' has long been renowned for its faithful portraits of Native Americans. The portraits are largely based on paintings by the artist Charles Bird King, who was employed by the War Department to paint the Indian delegates visiting Washington D.C., forming the basis of the War Department's Indian Gallery. Most of King's original paintings were subsequently destroyed in a fire at the Smithsonian, and their appearance in McKenney and Hall's magnificent work is thus our only record of the likenesses of many of the most prominent Indian leaders of the nineteenth century. Numbered among King's sitters were Sequoyah, Red Jacket, Major Ridge, Keokuk, and Black Hawk. After six years as Superintendent of Indian Trade, Thomas McKenney had become concerned for the survival of the Western tribes. He had observed unscrupulous individuals taking advantage of the Native Americans for profit, and his vocal warnings about their future prompted his appointment by President Monroe to the Office of Indian Affairs. As first director, McKenney was to improve the administration of Indian programs in various government offices. His first trip was during the summer of 1826 to the Lake Superior area for a treaty with the Chippewa, opening mineral rights on their land. In 1827, he journeyed west again for a treaty with the Chippewa, Menominee , and Winebago in the present state of Michigan. His journeys provided an unparalleled opportunity to become acquainted with Native American tribes. When President Jackson dismissed him from his government post in 1830, McKenney was able to turn more of his attention to his publishing project. Within a few years, he was joined by James Hall, a lawyer who had written extensively about the west. McKenney and Hall saw their work as a way of preserving an accurate visual record of a rapidly disappearing culture. (Gilreath). Cf. Howes M129; cf. Bennett 79; cf. Field 992; cf. Lipperheide Mc 4; cf. Reese American Color Plate Books 24; cf. Sabin 43410a.

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        Waa-Pa-Shaw, A Sioux Chief,

      ca. 1836, Philadelphia - Hand-colored lithograph from an early folio edition of McKenney and Hall's "History of the Indian Tribes of North America". Image size approximately 14-1/8 by 20 inches, matted in an 18 x 24 inch mat. Trace of binding adhesive along one edge else a fine copy with rich vibrant colors. This image is listed on the contents page of Volume I as Waapashaw.

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        Kish-Kallo-Wa, Shawnee Chief

      Philadelphia: Key & Biddle, 1836. Hand-coloured lithograph. In excellent condition. A fine image from McKenney and Hall's 'Indian Tribes of North America': `One of the most important [works] ever published on the American Indians' (Field),` a landmark in American culture' (Horan) and an invaluable contemporary record of a vanished way of life. A highly regarded chief of the Shawnee tribe, Kish-Kallo-Wa participated in several major battles during his lifetime, the most significant of which was the 1774 Battle of Point Pleasant at the mouth of the Great Kanawha River in West Virginia. After valiantly fighting the Osage alongside the Delaware and Cherokee tribes in the war of 1818, he signed the Treaty of St. Louis, in which the Shawnee traded their territory near Cape Girardeau for a tract of land in Kansas and a sum of money. It was while serving as a delegate for his tribe in Washington that Kish-Kallo-Wa met McKenney. An Algonquin speaking tribe, the Shawnee inhabited the Southeastern region of the United States. McKenney and Hall's 'Indian Tribes of North America' has long been renowned for its faithful portraits of Native Americans. The portraits are largely based on paintings by the artist Charles Bird King, who was employed by the War Department to paint the Indian delegates visiting Washington D.C., forming the basis of the War Department's Indian Gallery. Most of King's original paintings were subsequently destroyed in a fire at the Smithsonian, and their appearance in McKenney and Hall's magnificent work is thus our only record of the likenesses of many of the most prominent Indian leaders of the nineteenth century. Numbered among King's sitters were Sequoyah, Red Jacket, Major Ridge, Keokuk, and Black Hawk. After six years as Superintendent of Indian Trade, Thomas McKenney had become concerned for the survival of the Western tribes. He had observed unscrupulous individuals taking advantage of the Native Americans for profit, and his vocal warnings about their future prompted his appointment by President Monroe to the Office of Indian Affairs. As first director, McKenney was to improve the administration of Indian programs in various government offices. His first trip was during the summer of 1826 to the Lake Superior area for a treaty with the Chippewa, opening mineral rights on their land. In 1827, he journeyed west again for a treaty with the Chippewa, Menominee , and Winebago in the present state of Michigan. His journeys provided an unparalleled opportunity to become acquainted with Native American tribes. When President Jackson dismissed him from his government post in 1830, McKenney was able to turn more of his attention to his publishing project. Within a few years, he was joined by James Hall, a lawyer who had written extensively about the west. McKenney and Hall saw their work as a way of preserving an accurate visual record of a rapidly disappearing culture. (Gilreath). Cf. Howes M129; cf. Bennett 79; cf. Field 992; cf. Lipperheide Mc 4; cf. Reese American Color Plate Books 24; cf. Sabin 43410a.

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        Written only a month after the House of Representatives passed the first "gag rule" prohibiting the introduction of anti-slavery petitions before Congress, Senator John C. Calhoun writes to Supreme Court Justice John McClean on his efforts to suppress anti-slavery publications circulating in the mail

      "Autograph Letter Signed, ""J C Calhoun,"" 6 pages, 8"" x 9.75"", ""Senate Chamber,"" [Washington], June 29, 1836 to Supreme Court Justice John McClean concerning a bill to prohibit the mailing of ""incendiary publications"" (advocating the abolition of slavery) as well as the prospects for Martin Van Buren to hold the Democratic Party together in the upcoming presidential election. Left margin reinforced with cloth tape which binds the pages together, expected folds, light soiling, else fine condition. Offered together with a signature, removed from a letter (""I am &c J C Calhoun"") on a mounted 3"" x 1.75"" slip of paper. Minor creasing, some show through from blue beneath, else very good condition. Calhoun's letter to McClean reads in full: ""I enclose my report and two speeches on the abolition subject that will give you my views in relation to the general points that have been agitated in relation to it during the session, and in particular, in relation to the bill accompanying the report. I have no doubt it would be competent for the States to adopt the measures that you suggest and that they would be effectual to prevent within the States the circulation of incendiary publications, but the result would, or rather might be, a conflict between the acts of the central government regulating the mail and that of the States prohibiting the delivery of such publications from the Post Office. The object of the bill was to remove the cause of such conflict, by making it the duty of the deputy postmasters to abstain from the delivery of such publications, as might be prohibited by the laws of the State; and that on the principle that in case of such conflict, the laws of the Union ought to yield to those of the States. I had argued the principle pretty fully in my speech on the bill, and will not repeat the reasons here. You will see, that I take a different view from what you do (at least as I infer) of the powers of Congress to prevent the circulation of incendiary publications through the mail. I think you have taken up your impression without fully examining the question. I have stated my reasons pretty much at large and I hope when you come to examine them, you will see reasons to concur with me. There are great changes here since you left us. The cohesive powers of the administration party has from a variety of causes been greatly weakened, of which the passage of the deposit bill and several other measures strongly indicate. Whether it will continue to grow weaker, and if so, whether it will stop short of dis[s]olution remains to be seen. I am of the opinion, that Van Buren will find it difficult to keep the party together, particularly under the operation of the deposit law. I would be glad to know what is the true state of publick [sic] sentiment in your quarter. Address to Pendleton, South Carolina. Make my best respects to Mrs. McLean and believe me to be with great respect ..."" It was likely due to Justice McClean's tenure as Postmaster General from 1823 to 1829, during which he presided over a significant expansion of that department, that Calhoun sought the Judge's counsel. By this point in time, McClean, a former Jacksonian, was beginning to lean toward the Whigs and the Free Soilers. McClean was also one of two dissents in Dred Scott V. Sandford. (It is widely believed that McClean's strong dissent compelled Chief Justice Taney to issue a stronger and more polarizing opinion than he had originally intended). McClean's opposition to the expansion of slavery won him votes for the presidential nomination from both the 1856 and the 1860 Republican National Conventions."

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        The Backwoods of Canada Being Letters from the Wife of an Emigrant Officer illustrative of the Domestic Economy of British America

      London: Library of Entertaining Knowledge. Charles Knight, 1836. 1st, 2nd issue. Hard Cover. Near Fine. First edition, second printing. 4" x 6 1/2", viii, 351. with half-title, 21 wood-engraved plates & illus. (incl. frontis.) Contemporary 3/4 calf, and marbled boards (matching marbled page edges). Leather spine with elaborate embossing and a dark red and black leather label with gilt type. Edges somewhat rubbed. A near fine and attractive copy of an important book. Composed of letters written by the author to her mother and friends in England, the Backwoods includes much useful and interesting information on home-making under pioneer conditions, pioneer recipes for making maple sugar, vinegar, &c.The appendix added by the publisher to "render this Work more practical value to persons desiring to emigrate" consists of: The Number of Sales and Grants of Crown Lands, Clergy Reserves, Conditions, &c; Information for Emigrants; Number of Emigrants Arrives; Extracts from papers Issued by Government Emigration Agents, &c.; Abstract of the American Passengers' Act of Session 1835; Transfer of Capital; Canadian Currency; Canada Company; and British American Land Company. Mrs. Traill, who emigrated to Canada with her husband, a lieutenant in the 21st Fusiliers, also gives an account of her journey and settlement near Rice Lake, Upper Canada, August 1832-May 1835. TPL 1923.

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