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

      London: William Pickering, 1836 - One of the finest illustrated editions of Walton ever published. Pickering employed 27 of the most prominent artist, painters, and engravers to illustrate it First Nicholas Edition. Printed by C. Whittingham. Took Court, Chancery Lane. 2 vols., 8vo. Engraved title-page, 48 engraved plates, two pages of music and two woodcuts of the Walton seal, 9 head-pieces, and 2 portraits of Walton. Full contemporary pebbled brown morocco gilt, boards with arms of Trinity College within elaborate ruled borders, spine tooled in gilt in 6 compartments, Cambridge arms at top and bottom, raised bands, inner dentelles gilt, a.e.g., marbled endpapers by Wiseman, Cambridge. Some toning of margins, sporadic foxing, and offsetting from plates at front and back. Very good. Coigney 44; Keynes 94 [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        The complete angler or the contemplative man's recreation being a discourse of rivers, fish-ponds, fish and fishing ( 2 volumes, for more images of this copy see our Rare Fish Books site)

      William Pickering, London 1836 - First Nicholas Edition. 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall. 2 volumes, pp. [16], ccxii, [2], 129; [2], [131]-436, [32]; 61 steel engraved plates from designs by Thomas Stothard and J. Inskipp. Each volume measures 7 3/4" x 10 3/4." Outstanding period full crushed green morocco bindings, raised bands, gilt titles, elaborate gilt floral compartments, ornately floral gilt boards, in the manner of Roger Payne, marbled endpapers, a.e.g. Hinges slightly rubbed but very solid. A very handsom copy of one of the finest illustrated editions of Walton ever published. For this extensively illustrated edition, Pickering employed 27 of the most prominent artist, painters, and engravers of the day. Hinges slightly rubbed but very solid. A little scuffing to the leather. Varying degrees of offsetting/browning from plates and occasional light foxing as typical of much 19th century paper and ink. Coigney 44. Bookplate.

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        Charter of Incorporation: Bye-Laws: Regulations: and Grant of Arms [with] Supplemental Charter [and Bye-Laws] [with] Thirteen Annual Reports of the Society's Council [with] Seven Related Documents

      V.p. 1836-72, London - Later buckram, ex-library, good clean copies, twenty-two publications and 734 pages in total; a complete listing gladly provided An extensive run of annual reports and related materials of the Society during its early years, seemingly unrecorded, providing considerable biographical detail and much insight into professional and educational concerns of attorneys and solicitors [Attributes: 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 - 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. Finely 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. 2 Kg. 1 pp. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        FREE THOUGHT) REASON, THE ONLY ORACLE OF MAN; OR, A COMPENDIOUS SYSTEM OF NATURAL RELIGION. BY COL. ETHAN ALLEN. TO WHICH IS ADDED, CRITICAL REMARKS ON THE TRUTH AND HARMONY OF THE FOUR GOSPELS, WITH OBSERVATIONS ON THE INSTRUCTIONS [FIRST ATHEIST PUBL]

      G. W. & A. J. Matsell and Wm. Sinclair, New York And Philadelphia 1836 - THEOLOGY; 12mo 7" - 7½" tall; -FIRST ATHEIST PUBLICATION in America- (Free Thought) Reason, the Only Oracle of Man; or, A Compendious System of Natural Religion. By Col. Ethan Allen. To which is added, Critical Remarks on the Truth and Harmony of the Four Gospels, with Observations on the Instructions given by Jesus Christ, and the Doctrines of Christianity. By a Free Thinker. Original muslin boards, quite darkened (orig. Paper spine label worn but readable. The two works are separately paged, have separate title pages, and are separated by an integral blank leaf. American Imprints 35708. A later edition of Allen's Oracle, originally printed in Bennington in 1784, considered the first anti-religious or atheistic work published in America. Following in Allen's footsteps, "A Free Thinker" finds the Virgin birth and similar "improbable stories (we use his phrase) to be impediments to conventional reliance on the Gospels. 106, [2], 70, [1] pp. , with 4 page "Catalogue of Liberal Works," for sale by G. W. & A. J. Matsell. Volume is sound with light foxing. Provenance- Hall Park McCullough bookplate. ; 0 [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        RICOGLITORE ITALIANO E STRANIERO,ossia rivista mensuale europea di scienze, lettere, belle arti, bibliografia e variet? (1836-1837), Milano, Stella A. Fortunato e figli, 1836

      - ANNO TERZO 1836 (due volumi formato 14,5 x 23,5) rilegatura mz, pergamena con titoli su tasselli ai dorsi. Primo semestre pagine 840 - secondo semestre pagine 820 ANNO QUARTO 1837 (due volumi formato 14,5 x 23,5) rilegatura mz. pergamena con titoli su tasselli ai dorsi. Primo semestre pagine 860 - secondo semestre pagine 808 i quattro volumi vengono offerti in blocco a

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        The Port of London

      London, 1836. Tinted lithograph, 26 x 37.5 cms, short tear with old repair on verso. From “Sketches at Home and Abroad”, printed by Charles Hullmandel for Charles Tilt. London Bridge and the Monumnet can be glimpsed through a forest of masts. Print

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        ATLAS HISTORIQUE DES ETATS EUROPEENS, ET DE TOUS LES PAYS EN RAPPORT AVEC L'EUROPE, COMPOSE D'UNE SUITE DE CARTES GEOGRAPHIQUES ET DE TABLEAUX CHRONOLOGIQUES ET GENEALOGIQUES.

      L. HACHETTE ; DEUXIEME EDITION 1836 - RO30109525: 61 pages. Nombreux tableaux généalogique. Cartes manquantes. In-Folio Cartonné. Etat d'usage. Couv. défraîchie. Dos satisfaisant. Intérieur frais Classification Dewey : 912-Atlas, cartes et plans [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Musee Royal de Naples, peintures, bronzes et statues erotiques du cabinet secret, avec leur explication par M. C. F., contenant 60 gravures coloriees.

      Impr. d'Everat for Abel Ledoux Paris 1836 - Quarto (30 x 23 cm). Half-title, title, [3], xxx, 159 pp., 60 hand-coloured plates engraved by A. Delvaux and protected by tissue guards; foxing to text, only light and marginal to plates, later red half staight-grained morocco gilt, a very handsome copy. A fully hand-coloured copy of the best edition - here in a lovely binding, with wide margings and fresh plates, showing erotic subjects in a classic Roman manner, taken the secret cabinet of the King of Naples, some pieces coming from Pompei and Herculaneum. About half the plates depict sculpture of various media, while the other half show scenes, individual people, Gods and couples, often with a touch of humour. Published five years earlier under a slightly different title, the first edition had only 41 plates without colour. The present edition is often found without colour either. Gay-Lemmonyer III, 682. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Narrative of the Arctic Land Expedition to the mouth of the Great Fish River, and along the shores of the Arctic Ocean, in the years 1833, 1834, and 1835

      London: John Murray, 1836 - Back volunteered to search for the lost Ross expedition. Here he describes his trip through north central Canada down the Slave to Great Slave Lake, then to the Great Fish River (which he discovered) and finally to the Arctic Coast. He makes important observations of the Aurora Borealis here, too. It was on this journey that Back named Montreal Island. 'As a literary composition this work may rank higher than any former volume produced by the Northern expeditions' (Lande) First edition. 8vo. Illustrated with folding map at end and numerous plates. Contemporary half calf and marbled boards, rebacked with fine period spine, morocco label. Contemporary bookplate of Anthony MacTier "of Durris". Fine copy, clean and bright. Streeter 3704; Wagner-Camp 58b; Field 64; Hill 42; Lande 935; Arctic Bib. 851; Sabin 2613; TPL 1873 [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        MUSEE ROYAL DE NAPLES, peintures, bronzes et statues erotiques du Cabinet Secret, avec leur explications par

      Ledoux,, Parigi, 1836 - in-folio, pp. XXX, (4), 159, (2), bella leg. m. tela coeva con fregi e tit. oro al d. Con 60 tavv. raff. oggetti d'arte e dipinti con scene erotiche e licenzione, soprattutto falliche, conservati al Museo di Napoli. Nel tit. le tavv. sono annunciate a colori ma la coloritura era probabilmente eseguita a mano con acquarellatura successiva e non colorate in lastra: infatti le nostre sono in bianco e nero al naturale. Il curatore della raccolta (1799-1853) fu incaricato dell'opera dall'Ambasciata di Francia. Gli oggetti, per la loro oscenità, furono a lungo tenuti nascosti fino al 1819 quando Francesco I venne in visita al Museo e propose di creare una sala "riservata". Tra i pezzi più noti qui riprodotti il gruppo marmoreo di Pan e capra proveniente da Ercolano. Bell'esempl. [326]

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        Narrative of the Arctic Land Expedition to the Mouth of the Great Fish River, and Along the Shores of the Arctic Ocean, In the Years 1833, 1834, and 1835.

      London, John Murray, 1836 - 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. Plates somewhat browned, map torn without loss, a little shaken, cloth slightly rubbed and sunned at the spine, a very good copy. Lithographic frontispiece and 15 other plates, folding map at the rear, tables to the text. 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] Howgego B3. [Attributes: First Edition]

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        John Ross, A Cherokee Chief

      - A wonderfully detailed hand colored lithograph with beautiful original color from Thomas L. McKenney and James Hall's historically significant book "History of the Indian Tribes of North America", which was published in Philadelphia in 1836. This print is from the larger folio version and measures 20"x14". From 1816 until 1830, Thomas McKenney was Superintendent of Indian Affairs and one of a very few government officials to defend American Indian interests. When a large delegation of Indians came to see President Monroe in 1821, McKenney commissioned the fashionable portraitist Charles Bird King to paint the principal delegates, dressed in costumes of their choice. Many of the most prominent Indian leaders of the nineteenth century were among King’s sitters, including Sequoyah, Red Jacket, Major Ridge, Cornplanter, and Osceola. The portraits hung in the War Department until l858, when they were moved to the Smithsonian Institute. Most of King’s original portraits were subsequently destroyed in a fire at the Smithsonian in 1865, so their appearance in McKenney and Hall’s publication is the only record of the likenesses of many of the most prominent Indian leaders of the nineteenth century: Sequoyah, Red Jacket, Major Ridge, Cornplanter, and Osceola were numbered among King’s sitters. Andrew Jackson dismissed McKenney in 1830, but allowed him to have the portraits copied by Henry Inman, so that lithographs could be made from McKenney’s “Indian Gallery.” Additional images were taken from paintings by James Otto Lewis, George Catlin and other artists. James C. Hall, a Cincinnati judge and novelist, contributed an historical and anecdotal text. Both authors, not unlike George Catlin, whom they tried to enlist in their own publishing enterprise, saw their work as a means of preserving an accurate visual record of a rapidly disappearing culture. The portfolio nearly bankrupted McKenney as well as the two printing firms who invested in its publication. But their work proved to be much more valuable contribution than they imagined. Catlin’s paintings of Indians were destroyed in a warehouse fire; and James Otto Lewis’ watercolors burned along with those by King in the Smithsonian fire of l865. The McKenney and Hall portraits remain as the most complete and colorful record of the native leaders who made the long journey to Washington to speak for their people. Overall this print is in very good condition with some light foxing/staining.

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        Mogg's Strangers Guide To London. Exhibiting all the various Alterations & Improvements complete to the Present Time. Extended to Greenwich and Blackwall.

      1836 - London, 1836. Original colour. Dissected and laid on linen, as issued. Total 500 x 805mm. A fine and detailed map of London published the year before Queen Victoria came to the throne. This example is not the standard edition: it has been extended east to encompass the Isle of Dogs and Greenwich Park. Of interest is the addition of the London and Greenwich Railway, the first steam railway to have a terminus in London, London Bridge Station, which opened in December that year. Also Trafalgar Square is marked four years before construction started. Underneath the map is a 500-point key with references to the grid on the map, which does not include the extension. HOWGEGO: 238, variant of state 8, noted as 'B.M. copy has additional section'.

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        OEUVRES du comte DE LACEPEDE comprenant l'histoire naturelle des quadrupèdes ovipares, des serpens, des poissons et des cétacés.

      Duménil 1836 - 3 volumes in-8 ( 220 X 135 mm ) de 488 480 et 427 pages, demi-chagrin ocre, dos à nerfs ornés de caissons à froid. ( Reliures de l'époque ). 164 planches finement gravées sur acier, représentant au moins 500 animaux. Bons exemplaires. faune zoologie serpents poissons

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        Nature

      Munroe 1836 - First Edition, First Printing, SIGNED by Ralph Waldo Emerson on a receipt for funds laid in the book. This is the TRUE FIRST EDITION with with page 94 misnumbered 92. An attractive copy that has wear to the spine, and soiling to the panels. The binding is tight, and the pages have some foxing with water stains to several pages not effecting the text. The text is present and readable. There is no writing, marks or bookplates in the book. Overall, a scarce copy of the author's first book seldom found in any edition. Trades and offers considered. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

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        Pehriska-Ruhpa

      London, Paris, Coblenz 1836 - Karl Bodmer Illustrated plate from Travels in the Interior of North America Paris, 1832-1843 Hand-colored aquatint engraving Paper size approximately 17 1/2” x 22 1/2” 35” x 28 1/2” framed Karl Bodmer was a little-known Swiss painter when he was chosen by Prince Maximilian of Prussia to accompany his voyage to America, in order to document in pictorial terms the expedition. With the rest of Maximilian’s company, the two traveled among the Plains Indians from 1832 to 1834, a time when the Plains and the Rockies were still virtually unknown. They arrived in the West before acculturation had begun to change the lives of the Indians, and Bodmer, who was a protegé of the great naturalist von Humbolt, brought a trained ethnologist’s eye to the task. The Bodmer/Maximilian collaboration produced a record of their expedition that is incontestably the finest early graphic study of the Plains tribes. Maximilian and Bodmer journeyed from St. Louis up the Missouri River on the American Fur Company steamboat “Yellowstone,” stopping at a series of forts built by the Fur Company and meeting their first Indians at Bellevue. The travelers continued on another steamboat, “Assiniboin,” to Fort Union, where they met the Crees and Assiniboins. The expedition spent its first winter at Fort Clark, where the Mandans in particular excited Bodmer’s attention, although he was also to draw the Minatarri and Crow peoples. The explorers continued by keelboat to Fort Mackenzie, which proved to be the westernmost point of their journey. After living among and studying the Blackfeet for several weeks, Maximilian decided that it was too dangerous to continue, so the travelers returned southward, reaching St. Louis in May 1834. After the conclusion of the journey, Bodmer spent four years in Paris supervising the production of the aquatints made from his drawings. These prints rank with the finest Western art in any medium, and they are the most complete record of the Plains Indians before the epidemics of the mid-19th century had decimated their numbers, and before the white man’s expansion had taken their lands. In contrast to other artist-explorers of the 19th century, such as George Catlin, Bodmer was well-trained in the classic European tradition. The work that he did in America is considered to be the high point of a distinguished career. Perhaps more significant, the plates made from Bodmer's sketches were the first truly accurate images of the Plains Indians to reach the general public. Because the 1837 smallpox epidemic killed more than half the Blackfeet and almost all the Mandans, Bodmer’s visually striking work, together with prince Maximilian’s detailed studies of these tribes, form the primary accounts of what became virtually lost cultures. These spectacular and atmospheric images are important and beautiful records of the landscape of the American West as it appeared when Bodmer saw it, just before westward expansion took hold and began the indelible transformation of the frontier.

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        Über die Verschiedenheit des menschlichen Sprachbaues und ihren Einfluss auf die geistige Entwickelung des Menschengeschlechts.

      Berlin Druckerei der Königlichen Akademie der Wissenschaften 1836 - The Philosophy of Speech HUMBOLDT, Wilhelm von. Über die Verschiedenheit des menschlichen Sprachbaues und ihren Einfluss auf die geistige Entwickelung des Menschengeschlechts. Berlin: Gedruckt in der Druckerei der Königlichen Akademie der Wissenschaften, 1836. First edition of the first clear statement of the principle in ethnolinguistics that languages express the individuality and culture of their speakers, and that historical change in a language should be correlated with historical change within its culture. Quarto (10 3/8 x 8 1/16 inches; 263 x 218 mm). xi, [1, blank], 511, [1, blank] pp. Publisher’s half brown cloth over marbled boards. Spine lettered in gilt. Spine and extremities neatly repaired, some light surface wear and sunning to spine. Boards with some chipping. Very light foxing to first and last gatherings. Housed in a quarter morocco clamshell. Overall, an excellent copy. "In this, his philological testament, Humboldt attempts the classification of peoples according to language. More important than the classification itself was the corollary to it, which seemed to Humboldt to imply that the development of individual languages is affected by physiology, ethnography, history, geography, political and religious relationships, and that stages in the cultural development of peoples leave strongly marked traces in their languages. In the words of A.H. Sayce, a great philologist of our own day: "This essay first clearly laid down that the character and structure of a language expresses the inner life and knowledge of the speakers, and that languages must differ from one another in the same way and to the same degree as those who use them.What Humboldt terms the inner form of the language is just that mode of denoting the relations between the part of a sentence which reflects the manner in which a particular body of men regards the world about them’" (Printing and the Mind of Man). Wilhelm von Humboldt (1767-1835), elder brother of scientist Alexander von Humboldt, was a writer, philologist, and prominent representative of the eighteenth- and early nineteenth-century humanistic school of thought. He introduced far-reaching school and university reforms into Prussia as part of the general reforms before and after the Wars of Liberation. Über die Verschiedenheit des menschlichen Sprachbaues und ihren Einfluss auf die geistige Entwickelung des Menschengeschlechts is a revision of his introduction to Über die Kawi-Sprache auf der Insel Java (Berlin: 1836). Printing and the Mind of Man 301. HBS 65394. $4,500 [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        A Mandan Village

      London, Paris, Coblenz 1836 - Karl Bodmer Illustrated plate from Travels in the Interior of North America Paris, 1832-1843 Hand-colored aquatint engraving Paper size approximately 17 1/2” x 22 1/2” 35” x 28 1/2” framed Karl Bodmer was a little-known Swiss painter when he was chosen by Prince Maximilian of Prussia to accompany his voyage to America, in order to document in pictorial terms the expedition. With the rest of Maximilian’s company, the two traveled among the Plains Indians from 1832 to 1834, a time when the Plains and the Rockies were still virtually unknown. They arrived in the West before acculturation had begun to change the lives of the Indians, and Bodmer, who was a protegé of the great naturalist von Humbolt, brought a trained ethnologist’s eye to the task. The Bodmer/Maximilian collaboration produced a record of their expedition that is incontestably the finest early graphic study of the Plains tribes. Maximilian and Bodmer journeyed from St. Louis up the Missouri River on the American Fur Company steamboat “Yellowstone,” stopping at a series of forts built by the Fur Company and meeting their first Indians at Bellevue. The travelers continued on another steamboat, “Assiniboin,” to Fort Union, where they met the Crees and Assiniboins. The expedition spent its first winter at Fort Clark, where the Mandans in particular excited Bodmer’s attention, although he was also to draw the Minatarri and Crow peoples. The explorers continued by keelboat to Fort Mackenzie, which proved to be the westernmost point of their journey. After living among and studying the Blackfeet for several weeks, Maximilian decided that it was too dangerous to continue, so the travelers returned southward, reaching St. Louis in May 1834. After the conclusion of the journey, Bodmer spent four years in Paris supervising the production of the aquatints made from his drawings. These prints rank with the finest Western art in any medium, and they are the most complete record of the Plains Indians before the epidemics of the mid-19th century had decimated their numbers, and before the white man’s expansion had taken their lands. In contrast to other artist-explorers of the 19th century, such as George Catlin, Bodmer was well-trained in the classic European tradition. The work that he did in America is considered to be the high point of a distinguished career. Perhaps more significant, the plates made from Bodmer's sketches were the first truly accurate images of the Plains Indians to reach the general public. Because the 1837 smallpox epidemic killed more than half the Blackfeet and almost all the Mandans, Bodmer’s visually striking work, together with prince Maximilian’s detailed studies of these tribes, form the primary accounts of what became virtually lost cultures. These spectacular and atmospheric images are important and beautiful records of the landscape of the American West as it appeared when Bodmer saw it, just before westward expansion took hold and began the indelible transformation of the frontier.

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

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

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        The Works of William Cowper, Esq. Comprising His Poems, Correspondence, and Translations. 15 Volumes.

      Baldwin and Cradock, London 1836 - Each volume has an engraved frontis, title page with an engraving and another title page. Pages all edges gilt. Firmly bound with blue/white endpapers in brown covers 6 3/4" tall with gilt titles and decorations on the spine. A Young Memorial Library Kingham Hill book label is pasted to the inside of the front cover. There are a few fox spots on the endpapers & some browning to the illustrated pages at the front, but the text is very nice being clean and crisp. Published 1836 and later volumes 1837. There are small library numbers written in white on the spines above the dates. Overall a bright set. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Autograph letter signed to James Smith

      Cambridge, 1836. <p>Peacock, George (1791-1858). Autograph letter signed to James Smith (1781-1867). 1 page plus integral blank. Trinity College [Cambridge], January 24, 1836. 228 x 187 mm. Small marginal tears at upper edge, a few tiny tears along folds, but very good otherwise. Docketed by the recipient. </p><p>From mathematician George Peacock, lecturer in mathematics at Trinity College, Cambridge and one of the prime movers behind the reform of mathematics teaching at the University; he was a founder, along with Charles Babbage and John Herschel, of the Analytical Society, the purpose of which was to introduce at Cambridge the differential notation for calculus. His correspondent was Scottish geologist James Smith of Jordanhill, who made significant contributions to the post-Tertiary geology of Scotland and was one of the few early British supporters of Agassiz&#146;s glacial theory. Smith was the father of mathematician Archibald Smith (1813-72), who had just graduated with distinction from Trinity College: He was Senior Wrangler, the title given to Cambridge&#146;s top mathematics student, and also winner of Cambridge&#146;s prestigious Smith Prize in mathematics. Peacock congratulates the elder Smith on his son&#146;s achievements: </p><p>"Allow me to offer you my most hearty congratulations upon the splendid honors which have been gained by your son: though these honors have been long anticipated, it must be very satisfactory to you, as it is to myself, to [. . .] their complete fulfillment. </p><p>"The examination which he passed was of the most distinguished kind: & I believe that there has been no example equally remarkable since the time of Profr. Airy. </p><p>"He is a mathematician of the very highest order & I feel extremely anxious that such rare talents, which have been so carefully cultivated, should not be lost to the cause of science . . . </p><p>The younger Smith fulfilled Peacock&#146;s hopes: He made significant contributions to the study of terrestrial magnetism, issued tables for correcting magnetic compass observations aboard ship, and in 1862 published the Admiralty Manual for Ascertaining and Applying the Deviations of the Compass Caused by the Iron in a Ship. His work was of critical importance to British navigation. &#147;Profr. Airy&#148; refers to George Biddell Airy (1801-92), who had also been one of Peacock&#146;s students; he was the Plumerian professor of astronomy at Cambridge as well as Britain&#146;s Astronomer Royal. </p>

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        Oeuvres de Molière précédées d'une notice sur sa vie et ses ouvrages par M. Sainte-Beuve. Vignettes de Tony Johannot.

      Paris, Paulin, 1835-1836 - 2 vol. gr. in-8, 768, (2) et 895, (2) pp., portrait, nombreuses vignettes gravées sur bois, texte encadré d'un double filet noir ; demi-maroquin rouge à coins, mors et coins soulignés d'un filet doré ; dos à nerfs orné de fil. dorés et caissons de fiL gras dor., palettes dorées en tête et en queue. Quelques rousseurs, très petit manque à une coiffe, reliure légèrement frottée aux coupes et coins. Deux prospectus (soit 4 ff.) ont été reliés par erreur à l'intérieur du "Médecin malgré lui" et du "Misanthrope" à la fin du T. 1. Premier tirage des 800 vignettes et du portrait de Molière en frontispice, d'après Tony Johannot. Séduisant exemplaire à grandes marges et bien relié. cf. Carteret, Le Trésor du bibliophile, p. 410 : "Très beau livre, rare en belle condition et fort estimé à juste titre, pour son admirable illustration, . " [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Works of William Cowper, Esq., comprising his poems, correspondence and translations. With a life of the author by the editor, Robert Southey.

      Baldwin and Cradock, London 1836 - Set 15 volumes. fronts, plates and ports. v. 1-3 Life and works of Cowper, by R. Southey --v.3-7. Letters -- v 8. Miscellaneous, poems. Olney hymms. Anit-Thelyphthora. Table talk and other poems. Translations from Vincet Bourne -- v. 9 Translations from Madame de La Mothe-Guion. The task. Tirocinium. John Gilpin and other poems -- v. 10 Posthumous poems. Translations from Vicent Bourne. Translations of the Latin and Italian poems of Milton. Epigrams tr. from the Latin of Owen. Translations of Greek verses. Translations from the Fables of Gay. Adam: a scared drama, tr. from the Italian of Andreini -- v. 11-12. Translation of Home's Iliad -- v. 13-14 Translation of Homer's Odyssey -- v. 15. Letters. Papers in the Connoisseur. Fragments of a commentary on Paradise lost. Wm. Cowper 1731-1800. Vol 7 has small dark stain at top of spinr. Size: 12mo - over 6¾" - 7¾" tall [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        The Travels of Richard and John Lander, Into the Interior of Africa, for the Discovery of the Course and Termination of the Niger: From Unpublished Documents in the Possession of the Late Capt. John William Barber Fullerton.

      John Saunders, London 1836 - Spine relaid on half-leather over marbled boards. Marbled endpapers. 782pp. Frontispiece portrait of Richard Lander. Illustrated title-page + 7 engraved plates including a map. Some foxing but otherwise a very good tight copy of this scarce book. [Attributes: First Edition]

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        Johnsoniana; or, Supplement to Boswell.

      London John Murray 1836 - Octavo. xxii, 530 pp. First edition, extra-illustrated with engraved portraits. In red morocco by Kelliegram; original cloth covers and spine bound in. Front cover has onlaid oval leather portrait of Johnson within gilt panel and sprays; gilt panels and lettering between raised bands on spine; green silked endpapers with gilt turn-ins; gilt. A.e.g. A fine copy of a handsome binding. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Der Zahnarzt von Gerhard Dow Zahnarzt

      Franz Hanfstengl 1836. Motivmass: 32,0x26,0 Blattmass: 60,0x45,0 Lithographie leichte Stockflecken Schwarzweiß.

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        The Life and Adventures of Jonathan Jefferson Whitlaw; or Scenes on the Mississippi (Complete in 3 Volumes)

      Richard Bentley 1836 - Richard Bentley, London, 1836. Hardcover 3 volume set, this being the second edition. The Life and Adventures of Jonathan Jefferson Whitlaw; or Scenes on the Mississippi, With fifteen engravings by Auguste Hervieu. Quarter-bound in brown leather over green cloth. Gilt lettering to spines & blind-stamped banding. Slightly worn extremites. Leather to spines is rubbed, with some loss. Internally pages a little tanned, with nice clear text & bright engravings. Bindings firm. DISPATCHED FROM THE UK WITHIN 24 HOURS ( BOOKS ORDERED OVER THE WEEKEND DISPATCHED ON MONDAY) BY ROYAL MAIL. ALL OVERSEAS ORDERS SENT BY AIR MAIL. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Map of Long Island with the Environs of New York and the Southern Part of Connecticut

      New York: J. H. Colton & Co., 1836. A SUPERB LARGE-SCALE MAP OF LONG ISLAND PUBLISHED BY J.H. COLTON Lithograph with original hand color Framed size: 44 1/2" x 62 1/2" Sheet size: 38 3/8" x 56" . Book.

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        Opera omnia [Operum, Gesammelte Werke, Werkausgabe, Gesamtausgabe]. Opera et studio Monachorum Ordo Sancti Benedicti e congregatione Sancti Mauri.

      Paris, Gaume, 1836 - 1838.. 11 in 15 Bänden, komplett / vollständig. Lex.-8°. Zus. ca. 20.000 Seiten. HLdr. der Zeit mit vergoldetem Rückentitel. Einbände berieben, Papier altersgemäß gebräunt, ansonsten gut erhalten. Bibliotheksetiketten auf Deckeln und Vorsätzen.. Schöne, lateinische (unilinguale) Gesamtausgabe der Werke des heiligen Augustinus. Darunter: Confessiones (Bekenntnisse), Retractationes (Überarbeitungen), De musica (Von der Musik), De civitate Dei (Vom Gottesstaat), De trinitate (Über die Dreifaltigkeit), De beata vita (Über das Glück), De magistro (Über den Lehrer), De vera religione (Über die wahre Religion), Soliloquia (Selbstgespräche), De immortalitate animae (Von der Unsterblichkeit der Seele), De doctrina christiana (Über die christliche Bildung), De libero arbitrio (Der Freie Wille) uvm.

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        A new chart of the world on Mercator&#39;s Projection with the Tracks of the Most Celebrated & Recent Navigators

      London: Henry Teesdale & Co., 1836. Large folding map, 1226 x 1900mm.; mounted and dissected into 32 sections, bright original wash and outline handcolouring, a little occasional spotting, but generally fine, folding into small folio boards bound in publisher&#39;s purple blind-stamped calf gilt. Scarce first edition of this map. This edition shows the disputed, but un-named, Oregon Territory in the American Northwest coloured as a distinct and separate political unit , while the Arctic displays the results from the various Parry-Ross-Franklin expeditions up to 1833. South Australia is shown according to the boundaries of the new colony established in 1836.

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        The Fly-Fisher's Entomology. Illustrated by colored Illustrations of the Natural and Artificial Insect. And accompanied by a few Observations and Instructions relative to Trout-and-Grayling Fishing

      London: Longman, Rees, Brown, Orme, Green, and Longman, 1836 - First edition. Large 8vo. With 19 hand-colored plates. Half title present. Pp. [2, half-title], iv, [vii]-viii, 1-115, [1, imprint]. Original brown pebbled cloth, t.e.g., other edges uncut. Slightest rubbing to spine ends, coated endpapers with some toning, else a fine copy. Westwood & Satchell p. 178; Robb, pp. 112-7 [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Metaphysical Works of the celebrated Immanuel Kant, translated from the German, with a Sketch of his Life and Writings, by John Richardson . Containing 1. Logic. 2. Prolegomena to Future Metaphysics. 3. Enquiry into the Proofs for the Existence of God, and into the Theodicy, now first published.

      - London 1836 [but each printed for Simpkin & Marshall in 1819]. Octavo modern half calf; two engraved portraits (one for the first, the other for the third work), collective title and title for each work. A little browning here and there, a rather good, fresh copy. First English edition of the third work and re-issues of the original 1819 sheets of the first two. The Enquiry was also printed in 1819 but never published for some reason. Lack of interest easily explains the existence of unsold sheets being gathered together for sale (by Pickering?) in 1836 but not why the Enquiry was killed before birth. The title pages for Logic and Prolegomena each carry the 1819 Simpkin Marhsall imprint but are on different paper to the text - are these reprints made in 1836? Richardson was an old Kantian, he published the first translations of Kant into English in 1798 and apparently corresponded with Kant but otherwise remains in the shadows from what I can discern.

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        Sketches of New South Wales. I[-XX]

      London: Saturday Magazine, 1836-, 1837. 20 parts, in 24 issues, small folio, with woodcut illustrations throughout; bound together in modern half blue morocco. Rare compilation … the full run of twenty parts. A series of valuable contemporary accounts of New South Wales in the 1830s by William Romaine Govett, one of Sir Thomas Mitchell&#39;s assistant-surveyors. Mitchell described Govett as perhaps the ablest delineator in his department and remarkably clever at dealing with unexplored country. In the course of his work he discovered Govett&#39;s Leap in the Blue Mountains, named by Mitchell in his honour. On his return to England, Govett submitted his manuscript and illustrations to John Parker who published it over two years in The Saturday Magazine. This rare compilation represents the full run of twenty parts, handsomely bound.

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        History of The County Palatine and Duchy of Lancaster

      Fisher, Son & Co. 1836 - This is the complete four volume (624, 680, 760 and 876 pages) 1836 edition, with leather spines and cloth boards. The spines, with four raised bands, are scuffed, with title labels taped on or missing, but with all volume labels attached, and with wear to all edges, with pieces missing and hinges weakened. Some front and back covers are taped, to hold them in place. They would otherwise be detached. There is recurring foxing and edge stains to the pages, but most pages are not stained. Many are. All the text is clearly legible. There are hundreds of illustrations - portrait engravings, maps, lineage tables, landscape and artifact renderings - none of which are faded, and few of which show damage to the live areas. The internal bindings are secure, with no loose or missing pages. There are no stamps or other attachments. I've found no writing. There are occasional tears, but almost all pages have none. International buyers should note this would be a heavy package, one that would be sent global priority insured, with a shipping charge of $125.00. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        "Nassau". Innenansicht des Kursaals von Wiesbaden mit zahlreichen Personen, umgeben von weiteren Ansichten aus Nassau sowie Trachtendarstellungen.

      . Altkol. Lithographie von L.v. Hohbach aus 'Malerische Länderschau', Kempten, Dannheimer, um 1836, 32 x 37,5 cm (gerahmt).. Über dem Mittelbild die heilende Badnymphe. Mit allegorischen Darstellungen des Wein- und Obstbaus, des Bergaus, der Landwirtschaft und Industrie. Mit Ansichten von Schloß Biberich, dem Kurplatz in Wiesbaden, Ellfeld, Braubach, Rüdesheim, Langenschwalbach, Nassau und Bad Ems. Mit Trachtenfiguren eines Winzers, einer Fischerin im Boot, eines Fischers und eines Fremdenführers. Unten mittig das Wappen von Nassau. - Geglättete Bugfalte. Mittelbild, Trachtenfiguren und Wappen in feinem Altkolorit.

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        Designs for Ornamental Villas

      London: James Carpenter, 1836. Quarto, lithograph title and 96 lithograph plates; some spotting as always but very good in original quarter roan. Third edition of this classic architectural pattern book. Robinson (1776-1858) was a prolific and versatile designer of country mansions and picturesque cottages. In the present work he provides sixteen designs, some of which were executed, for twelve residences, two lodges, a garden house, and stables. "The range of styles represented perhaps was the most eclectic in British architectural literature to date" (Archer): Swiss, Grecian, Palladian, Old English, Castellated, Ancient Manor House, Modern Italian, Anglo-Norman, Henry VII, Elizabethan, Ancient Timber, and Tuscan. Each design is illustrated in plan, elevation, and &#39;Scenic View&#39;. Most of the scenic views were drawn on stone by J.D. Harding and printed on India paper. Of course Robinson&#39;s promotion of the cottage orné proved influential in Australia, where it became a popular architectural style with colonial architects (see Broadbent, The Australian Colonial House, p. 354).

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        Jocelyn. Episode. Journal trouvé chez un curé de village

      Charles Gosselin et Furne, Paris 1836 - 2 volumes in-12 (17,4 x 11,8 cm), demi-maroquin turquoise à grain long, coins, dos lisse orné, non rogné, couverture et dos conservés (reliure signée Durvand). Edition originale. (dos passé vert, petits frottements, défauts sur les coins, quelques légères piqûres, déchirure en marge t.1 p. 217). // 2 volumes 12° (17,4 x 11,8 cm), long-grained turquoise three-quarter morocco, smooth spine tooled, uncut, soft cover and spine preserved (binding signed Durvand). First edition. (spine faded to green, small rubbings, defects on corners, some light spots, marginal tear vol. 1 p. 217).

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        A Brief Account of the Picturesque Scenery on the Banks of the Wye

      Gloucester: T Jew, 1836 Between Ross and Chepstow. In brown card covers a little worn and bumped to corners and edges, title and tooling in black ink. Spine is of green cloth, a little worn and bumped, No title. Internally, NO inscriptions, 12 tissue guarded B&W plates by Bartlett with only the lightest of spotting to some plates, wood cut of The River Ross from Wilton Bridge by A Picken to title page, has the extra engraved title page with the Wilton Bridge woodcut, [2], 32 pp, printed by T Jew, Westgate Street, Gloucester. Very rare, cannot locate another 1st edition either at auction or COPAC or WorldCat, although there is a second edition version (1839) at the Uni of Cal.

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        Autoplastie ou restauration des parties du corps qui ont été détruites, à la faveur d'un emprunt fait à d'autres parties plus ou moins éloignées

      Baillère, Paris 1836 - In-8. [201 x 123 mm] Collation : 226, (2) pp. Demi-chagrin, dos à nerfs orné. (Reliure de l'époque.). "Autoplastic surgery, or the restoration of parts of the body which have been destroyed by borrowing from other parts more or less distant." First edition in book form of the first treatise on plastic surgery in general. First published in the same year as a thesis. The author developped a number of new surgical techniques for use in rhinoplasty, and is known eponymously for "Blandin's glands". Première édition du premier traité de chirurgie plastique en général. Frédéric Philippe Blandin (1798-1849) fait d'abord l'historique de l'autoplastie depuis un temps indéterminé jusqu'à son époque; puis traite des différentes espèces d'autoplasties et des moyens opératoires pour les pratiquer. C'est la première édition sous forme de livre; le texte ayant été publié comme thèse la même année. Garrison-Morton 5743.1. [Attributes: First Edition]

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        Lettre autographe signee a Adolphe Gueroult.

      [La Chatre, mars 1836].. 8vo. 8 pp.. Exceptionnelle et longue lettre de Sand a son jeune ami Gueroult (1810-1872). - George Sand, a peine separee de son epoux Casimir Dudevant, encore eloignee de ses jeunes enfants Maurice et Solange, livre iciune passionnante facette de ses visions philosophiques, religieuses, politiques et spirituelle a son ami, fervent adepte des doctrines saint-simoniennes. - A la fin de cette annee 1836, Sand rencontrera un jeune pianiste ; Frederic Chopin. "Mon ami, j'admire beaucoup vos perplexites a propos du titre que vous devez me donner. Il me semble que je m'appelle Georges et que je suis votre ami, ou votre amie, comme vous voudrez. Je n'entends rien aux compliments. Si je n'avais pas pour vous estime, attachement et confiance, je ne vous aurais pas temoigne confiance, estime et attachement. Apres cela, je ne sais plus ce qui peut vous gener, et vous prie de vous souvenir que je ne suis pas begueule. Ainsi appelez moi comme il vous plaira, mais ecrivez moi souventpour me parler de vous et de mes mioches. Merci mille fois de l'amitie que vous leur accordez. Ils n'en savent pas le prix maintenant et Solange pourra bien vous payer de quelque coup de pied ou de quelque impertinence, mais plus tard elle echangera de systeme, et quant a moi, j'acquitterai sa dette d'affection et de reconnaissance tant que je vivrai. Ils sortiront tous deux aux vacances de Paques, et vous serez a meme de voir Maurice chez Buloz; emmenez-le quelques fois promener avec vous pour decharger Buloz d'un si lourd fardeau et rendez moi bon compte de la conduite de Monsieur mon fils. Morigenez le paternellement. C'est un bon diable qui vous comprendra si vous lui parlez raison. Solange est impayable avec son poignard dans le coeur et dans l'estomac. Je pense que ce dernier organe est celui qui joue le plus grand role dans sa vie. Elle decouchera je crois pour les fetes de Paques, et ma tante de l'Elysee-Bourbon s'en chargera car il faut qu'elle est par egard pour les moeurs, son domicile chez des femmes. Serez-vous assez bon pour conduire son frere aupres d'elle quand il voudra et pour le ramener chez Buloz ensuite ou au moins pour surveiller ses allees et venues, de maniere a ce qu'il ne soit qu'avec des personnes sures qui ne le perdront pas en chemin? Je compte sur vous, sur Papet, sur Boucoiran, et sur Buloz [...]".

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        LA SUISSE PITTORESQUE, ornée de Vues dessinées spécialement pour cet Ouvrage par W.H. Bartlett, accompagnée d'un Texte par William Beattie. Traduit de L'Anglais par L. de Bauclas.

      London and Paris, George Virtue and Ferrier, 1836.FIRST FRENCH EDITION 1836, 2 VOLUMES, COMPLETE SET. TEXT IN FRENCH WITH ENGLISH CAPTIONS TO PLATES. 4to, approximately 270 x 205 mm, 10½ x 8¼ inches, 106 full page engraved plates, all with tissue guards, folding map, 2 engraved title pages with vignette, pages: printed title page to both volumes, a few prelim pages, list of plates and chapters etc, 1 - 192; 1 - 136, plates bound before text, attractively bound in full green morocco, gilt lettered and decorated spines, gilt decoration to covers, gilt initials to upper covers, all edges gilt. Slight rubbing to bindings, slight shelf wear, 3 plates and 1 engraved title spotted, occasional spotting to images and margins of other plates, ½ inch (1cm) trimmed from bottom margin of 1 plate not affecting image or text, small repair to blank side of map, tissue guards have pale age - browning and a few have small creases, pastedowns have pale staining, 1 plate in each volume misplaced in the other volume, otherwise a very good attractive set. MORE IMAGES ATTACHED TO THIS LISTING, ALL ZOOMABLE. FURTHER IMAGES ON REQUEST. POSTAGE AT COST.

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        A Vocabulary of Words in the Hawaiian Language

      Lahainaluna: Press of the High School, 1836. Octavo, small perforation to top margin of title-page, occasional mild foxing yet a fine copy in contemporary (?original) marbled boards with roan backstrip (joints starting), old ownership label in a cursive hand pinned to front endpaper. A major Hawaiian-language study. The first comprehensive printed vocabulary of the Hawaiian language. Reverend Lorrin Andrews was a member of the Lahainaluna Seminary school founded in 1831. The school was soon home to the first printing press operating on the Hawaiian Islands. For many years lessons and sermons at the school were delivered in Hawaiian, and Andrew&#39;s vocabulary reflects his generous understanding of the language. Forbes points out that this book is much more than a rough primer for use in the classroom, in that &#39;Lorrin Andrews&#39; "Vocabulary" is perhaps more accurately the pioneer attempt to provide a dictionary of the Hawaiian language&#39;. The scope of this book is impressive, containing over 5700 words in total. Amidst concise definitions we see many examples of Andrews&#39;s deeper understanding of the subtleties and nuances of the Hawaiian tongue, particularly the role of simile and metaphor in building layers of meaning within a single word. For example: HO-HO-LA, v. to spread out or down as a mat or garment, as darkness or dark clouds, to spread over or upon a thing; to spread out or smooth as a cloth that has been ruffled; applied to the mind, to calm, to sooth, to prepare for hearing a thing. Hence, to open, enlighten the mind; to set forth, manifest; to make a gesture, to stretch forth one&#39;s hand in speaking. Copies of the book were used at the school and also offered for public sale at $1 each. Clearly, Andrews believed the vocabulary to be the start of a greater project. Interleaved copies were distributed amongst mission staff so further notes could be made and collected for collation in the future (indeed, Forbes notes such annotated copies are held in the Bishop Museum collection). The first formal full-scale dictionary of the Hawaiian language was issued in 1865.

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        La Syrie. La Terre-Sainte, L'Asie Mineure, etc. illustrees. Une serie de vue dessinees d'apres nature, par W. H. Bartlett, Thomas Allom, William Purser, etc. Traduit de l'anglais par Alexander Sosson. Bde. 2 und 3 (von 3).

      London und Paris,, Fisher, o. J. (1836-1838).. 4°. 1 w. Bl., gest. Tit. mit Vign., 80 SS., 1 w. Bl., 36 Stahlstichtaf.; 1 w. Bl., gest. Tit. mit Vign., 100 SS., 2 gest. Karten, 45 Stahlstichtaf. Grün Hldr. d. Zt. mit reich. Blind- und Goldpräg. auf beiden Deckeln und Rücken, dreiseit. Goldschnitt.. Die Stahlstichtaf. mit romantischen Landschaftsszenerien und Ansichten von Alexandria, Antiochia, Beirut, Damaskus, Jaffa, Jerusalem, Tripolis, Rhodos etc. Die Karten von Syrien (inkl. Mittelmeerküste sowie Plan von Jerusalem) und Kleinasien. - Teilweise minimal gebräunt. Vereinzelt ganz leicht stockfleckig. Rücken leicht berieben. Vorderdeckel von Bd. 2 mit kl. Lichtrand. Insges. gutes Exemplar.

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        Map of Europe, Describing all the Changes of Territory together with their Deviations in the Boundary Lines of the several Empires and States Agreed to and Confirmed by Definitive Treaty of Paris.

      1836 - London: James Wyld, 1836. Original colour. Dissected and laid on linen in four sections, total 1510 x 1600mm, publishers ads on endpapers, cloth slip case with publisher's label. A very fine example. A lovely example of this large folding map of Europe, originally published by Faden the very day the Treaty of Paris was signed, 20th November 1815. This example, published by James Wyld Jnr the year he took over Faden's business after his father (also James) died, has been considerably updated, for example now showing Greece as independent of the Ottoman Empire.

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        This Print of T. Goosey, Huntsman, to the Belvoir Hounds, is dedicated to the Lord Forrester, master of the hunt

      [London 1836 - Lithograph, hand-coloured, by J.W. Giles, on india paper mounted. An excellent example of this print after Davis, animal painter to King George IV and Queen Victoria. From the 'Hunters Annual' series (part 1, plate 2) A very fine equestrian portrait, full of movement and excitement, from a series that eventually included sixteen prints, issued in four parts. The hounds are also very carefully observed and qualify as canine portraits in their own right. "Richard Barrett Davis was the son of Richard Davis, huntsman to George III's private harriers. Initially self-taught, his ability came to the notice of the King who arranged for him to be given proper training. He exhibited paintings at the Royal Academy for over fifty years, his first exhibit being in 1802. In 1831 he was appointed animal painter to George IV and later Queen Victoria." (Charles Lane British Racing Prints p.98). Mellon British Sporting and Animal Prints p. 63; Schwerdt I, p.258.

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