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        A new chart of the world on Mercator'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'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.

      [Bookseller: Hordern House Rare Books]
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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'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'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 'Scenic View'. Most of the scenic views were drawn on stone by J.D. Harding and printed on India paper. Of course Robinson'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'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 'Lorrin Andrews' "Vocabulary" is perhaps more accurately the pioneer attempt to provide a dictionary of the Hawaiian language'. The scope of this book is impressive, containing over 5700 words in total. Amidst concise definitions we see many examples of Andrews'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'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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        Designs for Ornamental Villas

      James Carpenter, London 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 'Scenic View'. Most of the scenic views were drawn on stone by J.D. Harding and printed on India paper. Of course Robinson'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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        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 1836 - First edition, second printing. 4 x 6-1/2 inches, 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 vnear 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. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Rural Architecture being a Series of Designs for Ornamental Cottages

      London: Henry G. Bohn, 1836. Quarto, decorative lithographed title, 96 plates; scattered foxing as always, corners bumped, extremities worn but a good copy in original quarter morocco with morocco label on upper board. Fourth edition ("greatly improved") of the first of Robinson's six pattern-books (the lithographed title bears the date 1837). Peter Frederick Robinson (1776-1858) was a very successful architect as well as a prolific writer on architectural styles. As a practitioner he is best remembered for his designs for the Egyptian Hall at Piccadilly and the Swiss Cottage in Regent's Park. A founder of the Institute of British Architects, Robinson, with Charles Barry and J.B. Papworth, was one of its first three vice-presidents. In his quest to elevate the humblest structure to the level of the picturesque, Robinson studied often-overlooked structures such as rural dwellings, dairies, out-buildings and so on. He held the view that the picturesque was a quality in the landscape which elevated the lives of those who lived in it, whether they were labourers or the landed gentry. This study of cottages, which presents twenty designs in plan, elevation and charmingly-rendered perspective, had quite an impact, even here in Australia, where the picturesque cottage orné became a popular style and Robinson's pattern-books were a useful resource. James Broadbent mentions the influence of Robinson, in particular on Conrad Martens's design of Rockleigh Grange, North Sydney.

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        ???ber die Verschiedenheit des menschlichen Sprachbaues

      The Philosophy of SpeechHUMBOLDT, Wilhelm von. ???ber die Verschiedenheit des menschlichen Sprachbaues und ihren Einfluss auf die geistige Entwickelung des Menschengeschlechts. Berlin: Gedruckt in der Druckerei der K??niglichen 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.Publisherís 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.ìIn 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: ìThis 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 themíî (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. â?¹ber die Verschiedenheit des menschlichen Sprachbaues und ihren Einfluss auf die geistige Entwickelung des Menschengeschlechts is a revision of his introduction to â?¹ber die Kawi-Sprache auf der Insel Java (Berlin: 1836).Printing and the Mind of Man 301.HBS 65394.$4,500

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        "Bagh o bahar, or the tales of the four Darwesh"

      Calcutta: Church Mission Press. 1836. "8vo, pp. [6], 163, [2]; contemporary and likely original full unadorned calf; very good. In Urdu Roman script throughout. 3 in OCLC, none in the U.S. & & Mir Amman's Qissah-e Chahar Darvesh is in fact a ""garden and spring"" [bagh-o-bahar]. This is among those few books of Urdu that will live forever, and will always be read with ardor. The very great secret of its popularity is its eloquence and simplicity. As Mir Amman himself has written in his Preface [in the 1858 Forbes translation], ""this Tale of the Four Darwesh was originally composed by Amir Khusru, of Dihli, on the following occasion: the holy Nizamu-d-Din Auliya, surnamed Zari-Zar- bakhsh, who was his spiritual preceptor, fell ill; and to amuse his preceptor's mind, Amir Khusru used to repeat this tale to him, and attend him during his sickness. God, in the course of time, removed his illness; then he pronounced this benediction on the day he performed the ablution of cure: 'That whoever will hear this tale, will, with the blessing of God, remain in health'. Since which time this tale, composed in Persian, has been extensively read."""

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        An Explanation of the Works of the Tunnel Under the Thames from Rotherhithe to Wapping

      London: W. Warrington, Engraver and Printer, 1836. First edition.. Stiff card wraps. Very good. Small nearly square 12mo. Stiff sewn wraps, printed title label on upper cover. 24pp. Complete with the nine engraved plates of which four are folding. Spine is worn, light stain to the first two pages (including the title page), and light wear else this is a very good copy.

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        Atkinson's Casket. Gems of Literature, Wit and Sentiment.

      Philadelphia: Samuel C. Atkinson, 1836. - 8vo., (9 x 6 inches). (A bit browned and spotted throughout). Fine folding engraved map with original hand coloring in full (offsetting to facing page); half-page map; 10 full-page engravings, some with original hand coloring; 24 half-page engravings on yellow paper; 1 in-text illustration (occasional spotting). Modern half tan morocco, marbled boards, the smooth spine gilt-ruled in six compartments, gilt-lettered in two. Provenance: Contemporary marginalia on p. 637. First edition. MAP SHOWING THE NEWLY FOUNDED REPUBLIC OF TEXAS, which had gained independence from Mexico that year. Engraved by J. Yeager, it shows parts of the United States and Mexico, as well as the new Republic as a separate entity delineated along its southern border with Mexico by the Nueces River, with Austin's Colony prominently highlighted. This volume contains the complete run of all 12 issues for this literary magazine for the year 1836, including the very important "Sketch of Mexico" and "Sketch of Texas." The Republic of Texas encompassed all of modern-day Texas, as well as parts of Oklahoma, Kansas, Colorado, Wyoming, and New Mexico. However, its southern and western boundary with Mexico was a matter of dispute during the entire ten years of the Republic's existence. The disputed border was a trigger during the Mexican-American War after the United States' annexation of Texas in late 1845. "Neither the Republic nor the Confederacy nor even the Union totally captured the 19th-century Texas mind. Governments came and went; some hindered, some helped. But Texan patriotism was never based on concepts of government or on ideas. It grew out of the terrible struggle for the land" (T. R. Fehrenbach, "Lone Star: A History of Texas and the Texans," p. 256). For more information about this book, or a warm welcome to see it and other books in our library at 72nd Street, NYC, please contact Megan Scauri, M.A., M.L.S., in the Rare Book Department. Bookseller Inventory #72MMS102. [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

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        THE ART OF BREWING AND FERMENTING, ...and the making of malt. ... : Also a description of the author's newly - invented thermometer ... and a copper - plate engraving of an economical plan for the erection of a brewhouse ... likewise a comparative

      London, Thomas Hurst, 1836.statement of the malt liquor brewed in London in the years 1759 and 1835. With the names of the brewers. FIRST EDITION 1836, 8vo, approximately 225 x 140 mm, 9 x 5½ inches, folding engraved frontispiece of plan for a brewhouse, pages: vii, (1), (7) - 129, (1 - thermometer advert), bound in the original publisher's blind stamped fine ribbed brown cloth, no lettering, possibly lacking paper label, endpapers replaced at some time. Rebacked, original backstrip laid on, new cloth showing at top and bottom of spine and slightly on hinges, covers discoloured and slightly soiled, 20 mm (1¼") bubble to cloth on upper cover, corners soft and slightly worn, folding frontispiece and title page lightly browned and slightly foxed, occasional very light soiling or light browning to margins, very little on text and no loss at all of legibility. A good copy of a scarce book on brewing. Sotheran, Bibliotheca Chemico - Mathematica, Volume II, 10777 (4th edition). MORE IMAGES ATTACHED TO THIS LISTING. POSTAGE AT COST.

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        Memoirs of the Life of Sir Humphry Davy, Bart

      London: Longman, Rees, Orme, Brown, Green, and Longman, 1836., 1836. First Edition. 2 vols, 8vo. Paper boads with cloth spine. Frontispiece portrait of Humphrey Davy. Boards show some rubbing, especially to corners. Spine rebacked with original cloth and label, with some fading. Text is very clean in both volumes.

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        ENTRE COL Y COL LECHUGA O SEA GRAN FLORESTA JOCO-SERIA

      . Zustand: Excelente Einband: Encuadernacion de tapa dura. Madrid. Imprenta de Verges. 1836. Contiene 2 Vol. 217Pag+42Pag+2h (indice). Por A. Z. G. Miscelanea de chistes, dichos festivos, discursos cientificos, anecdotas graciosas, sandeces, ocurrencias estravagantes, cuanto nacionales. Rarissimo ejemplar. Ref 9.1 Biblioteca A.

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        Complete five volume set of ?Livy? ? History of Rome ? from Millard Fillmore?s Library ? first volume signed by Fillmore

      Book Signed ?Millard Fillmore? in pencil vertically on inside cover of Volume I of ?Livy,? translated by George Baker. Beneath Fillmore?s signature, ?to / Clayton Fillmore? has been added, presumably by Clayton Fillmore. 423pp, 3.75? x 6?. New York: Harper & Brothers, 1836 (on title page), ?Stereotype Edition 1837? on cover. Small loss of paper on back free-endpaper. Foxed, soiled. Good condition.`In five volumes, the English translation of 35 volumes of Titus Livius? History of Rome, with the contents of the remaining 105 lost books. Volumes II, III, IV, and V vary from 398-410 pages each, 3.75? x 6?. Foxing. Tears and soiling at spine. Volumes II, III, and V are each inscribed, probably by Clayton, ?Millard Fillmore to Clayton Fillmore.? Lower right corner has been torn off on Volume V front free-endpaper and title page. Generally in good condition.

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        The Complete (Compleat) Angler or the Contemplative Man's Recreation . . . and Instructions How to Angle for a Trout or Grayling in a Clear Stream by Charles Cotton with Original Memoirs and Notes by Sir Harris Nicholas

      London: William Pickering; C. Whittingham (printer), 1836. Leather. Near Fine. Thomas Southard, James Inskipp, and Others. Thomas Southard, James Inskipp, and Others. Leather. 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall. 2 volumes: [22] preliminary pages, ccxiv introductory pages; 436 text pages, [32] index pages. 61 engraved plates and vignettes. Sound binding. Marbled endpapers. Title in red and black. Clean pages with an occasional spot of toning; all edges gilt. Beautiful red morocco boards with six spine compartments. Bright, elaborate gilt decoration and lettering. Almost no wear; slightly bumped corners. Minor sunning. The first of the Nicolas editions and the first published by Pickering to be printed by Charles Whittingham. "This edition has been acclaimed as the finest Angler ever published," (Horne, 43) and "one of the handsomest publications of modern times, an ornament to the Angler's Library, unique of its time, and perhaps destined to remain so," (Bibliotheca Piscatoria).

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        Angler in den Isarauen bei München.

      . Lavierte Feder- und Pinselzeichnung über Bleistift und Kreide, unten links signiert und datiert "Kaiser f. 1836", 15 x 21 cm.. Ernst Kaiser, geboren in Rain, zeichnet sich durch seine lockere Aquarelltechnik und atmosphärische Licht- und Luftwirkung aus (vgl. auch die Aquarelle in der Staatlichen Graphischen Sammlung in München). Weniger anerkannt als sein Ateliergenosse Heinrich Bürkel starb Kaiser verbittert und fast vergessen in München.

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        Jocelyn. Episode. Journal trouvé chez un curé de village

      Charles Gosselin et Furne 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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        Lettre autographe signée

      - SACHER-MASOCH Léopold (1836-1895), écrivain et journaliste autrichien. Lettre autographe signée « Ritter von Sacher Masoch ». Gratz, 12 avril 1868. 2 p. in-8, en écriture Sütterlin, à en-tête imprimé, Redaction der Monatshefte für Theater und Musik (petites déchirures restaurées). Il remercie de l'envoi d'un livre sur lequel il veut écrire un article et du portrait photographique joint. Lui-même ne peut en envoyer pour l'instant et va se dépêcher d'en obtenir un. Sacher-Masoch évoque quelques critiques qu'il a reçues pour sa « Monatshefte » [revue mensuelle fondée par Sacher-Masoch au début de l'année 1868], et notamment celle publiée dans le magazine Europa. Enfin, il recommande d'aller voir jouer Luise Wolff, une actrice ou une chanteuse, qui doit donner une représentation à Königsberg. Il demande d'ailleurs à son correspondant de lui faire un compte rendu et de réunir du matériel biographique sur la dite artiste.

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        (Ross's) Hobart Town Almanack, and Van Diemen's Land Annual for 1836

      Hobart Town: James Ross, 1836. Small octavo, xii, 12 (almanac), 13-270, 4pp., folding map; some scattered foxing, occasional minor marginalia, offsetting affects the map but a very good copy in original green cloth with gilt spine lettering. A lovely copy of this important almanac with its famous "Chart of d'Entrecasteaux Channel, Shewing the situation of the Late Unfortunate Shipwrecks", printed by Ross. The named wrecks are: Wallace, Actaeon (1822), George III, and the Enchantress. The series of coloured buoys near Isthmus Bay are also marked. The two lengthiest inclusions are "The Settler in Van Diemen's Land, Fourteen Years Ago" (pp. 64-168) and, immediately following, "The Settler in Van Diemen's Land in 1836"; an early owner has noted, probably correctly, that both are the work of Ross himself.

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        The War in Florida

      Baltimore: Lewis and Coleman, 1836 - An account of the causes and beginning hostilities of the Second Seminole War by Potter Woodburne, a Second Lieutenant in the United States Army. "Unsparingly critical of Jackson, Jesup and the Secretary of War" (Howes). Copy belonging to Benson J. Lossing (1813-1891), an historian of American history who wrote popular illustrated works on the American Revolution and the Civil War and wrote features for Harper's Weekly (SECOND SEMINOLE WAR) First edition. 8vo. Large folding frontispiece map, 2 folding plans. viii, 184 pp. Contemporary marbled boards, rebacked in black cloth. Some light foxing througout, small unobtrusive hole and tears to frontispiece map, contemporary bookplate removed from front pastedown. Sabin 64673; Streeter Sale 1236; Howes P515. Provenance: B[enson] J. Lossing (signature in pencil to title-page) [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Signorum et statuarum symbola Perreriana; eleganti coelo denuo exsculpta, & novo nitore edita à Petro Schenck.Amsterdam, Petrus Schenck, 1702. Folio. With a large woodcut ornament on the title-page; a full-page mezzotint portrait (27.5×17.5 cm) of the dedicatee Christian Eberhard, Fürst of Ostfriesland, a engraved dedication plate, and 100 numbered engraved sculpture plates (98 full-page and 2 double-page). Contemporary gold-tooled vellum.

      Hollstein (Dutch & Flemish) XXV, 542 (portrait) & 1836-1936; 7 copies located in libraries worldwide; cf. Thieme & Becker XXX, pp. 29-30. Rare first and only edition printed from Schenck's plates, of a set of illustrations of statues that survived in Rome, originally drawn, engraved and published by François Perrier (1590-1650) in 1638. Except for plates 22 and 23, Schenk's plates appear in mirror image. Among the statues are the Laocoon group, Marcus Aurelius, Cleopatra and many other great works of classical art. The contents (Latin and Dutch in parallel columns) divide the plates into three groups: upright male figures , upright female figures and reclining figures, but in fact the two double-page plates are large groups of upright figures forming scenes. Like the engraved contents list in Perrier's 1638 print series, this list gives some information about the statues, including their locations.The book is dedicated to Christian Eberhard, Fürst of Ostfriesland with an illustrated dedication plate with the Ostfriesland arms and a mezzotint portrait following the title-page. These do not appear in all copies: Picarta lists 3 copies of the present edition, but mentions no portrait.In good condition, with tears expertly and unobtrusively repaired in 3 plates (49-50, 88). Binding with light stains. An attractive presentation of 100 statues or groups of statues from classical antiquity.

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        Acknowledgment of a U.S. Government Patent to Henry Rogers for a ?revolving four barreled gun and improved percussion lock? seven years before Samuel Colt received his letters patent for a ?revolving gun?

      On February 25, 1836, Samuel Colt received a patent for a ?revolving gun? with ?great rapidity in the succession of discharges, which is effected merely by drawing back the hammer and pulling the trigger.? On May 7, 1829, seven years earlier, Henry Rogers received a patent for a ?revolving four barreled gun? by which ?eight shots can be made in a minute.?Comprises:(1) Partly Printed Document Signed "Henry Rogers" and, as witnesses, ?C.B. Simonson Jr.? and ?J.M. Williams,? 1p, 7.75? x 13?. Pennsylvania, June 17, 1829. Completed in manuscript. On the integral sheet conjoined at the left is a printing of the Letters Patent for a ?Revolving Four Barrelled Gun, and Improved Percussion Lock? signed in type by Andrew Jackson as President and M. Van Buren as Secretary of State on May 7, 1829. Minor flaws. Fine condition.The document signed by Rogers for $1437 ?lawful money of the United States, to him in hand well and truly

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        Decades after the Lewis & Clark exploration of the Louisiana Purchase and only a few years after President Andrew Jackson signed the Indian Removal Act, Indian Superintendent William Clark sees ?to the lines of the Reserve? based on ?the assertion of Black Hawk and Wapalaw chiefs of the Saux and Fox tribes

      Manuscript Letter Signed ?Wm. Clark? as Superintendent of Indian Affairs, 1p, 8? x 10?. St. Louis, May 5, 1836. To Jos. M. Street, Esq., Ind. Agent, Rock Island. On watermarked laid paper. Infilled at left margin with loss of a few words. With partial leaf addressed to ?Joseph M. Street, Esq. / Indian agent / Rock Island, / Ill,? docketed, probably by Street, ?Answered 17 May 1836.? Very Good condition.In full, ?I have received your letters of the 18th, 26th, and 27th ulto ?" In that of the 26th, you state your conviction that there are at present no intruders on the reservation on the Ioway, expressing, however, your intent personally to ascertain the fact, upon receiving orders to that effect. You are made acquainted with the assertion of Black Hawk and Wapalaw on this subject, and have been furnished with the papers requisite to guide you as to the lines of the Reserve; but the necessity of a personal examination into the matter, must be judged of by yourself.?

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        Alamo defender Byrd Lockhart, eight months after the battle, grants to his brother part of the land in Gonzales given to him by the Mexican Government ? other signers include Andrew Ponton, alcalde of Gonzales who sent reinforcements to the Alamo, and Almond Cottle, one of the ?Old Gonzales Eighteen.?

      Manuscript Document Signed ?Byrd Lockhart,? 2.5 pages, 7.5? x 12.75?, front and verso. Town of Columbia, Municipality of Gonzales, Republic of Texas, October 25, 1836. Also signed ?Andrew Ponton? as ?First Judge and Notary Public,? ?John Fennel? and ?Arthur Burns? as ?Instrumental Witnesses,? and ?Almond Cotte,? and ?Jonathan Cottle? as ?Assisting Witnesses.? Lightly browned paper, uniformly foxed. Blank lower half of second sheet neatly removed. Nicks at top edge, expertly strengthened at mid-horizontal fold. Darkly penned. Fine condition. By this document, Byrd Lockhart ?grants in real and public sale, and perpetual; alienation by way of successive right forever, to the Citizen Charles Lockhart a resident of the Municipality of Gonzales, the undivided half of a league of and which was granted to the said Byrd Lockhart as one of the four leagues obtained by special grant from the Government of the State of Coahuila and Texas, and

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        Geschichte des Hauses Habsburg, 8 Bände.

      Wien Schaumburg und Compagnie 1836 ff,. 0 S., 8°, Pbd. der Zeit mit schwarzen Titelrückenschildchen und Nummernschildchen, goldene Beschriftung. Bd.1: XXIV + 546 + I bis CLXXIV (Urkundenverzeichnis bis 1291) + 1 Stammtafel (gef.) + 4 Kupfer. Bd.2: VI + 376 + CLXXV bis CCCVIII (1. Nachtrag Urkunden) + 3 Kupfer + 1 Stammtafel (gef.). Bd.3: 356 + CCCIX bis DLVI (2. Nachtrag zu Urkunden) + 3 Kupfer + 1 Stammtafel (gef.). Bd.4: 302 + DLVII bis DCCCXLVI (3. Nachtrag Urkunden) + 3 Kupfer + 1 Stammtafel (gef.). Bd.5: 328 + CCCXCVI (Urkunden von 1395 bis 1439) + 3 Kupfer. Bd.6: 218 + CCXXVI (Nachtrag zu Urkunden) + 2 Kupfer. Bd.7: 228 + CCXXVII bis DIII (Nachtrag zu Urkunden) + 2 Kupfer. Bd.8: 200 + DIV bis DCCLXI (Nachtrag zu Urkunden) + 2 Kupfer. 1836 bis 1844. Ganz kleine Papierfehlstellen bei Rückenfalz bei Bd. 6 u. 7 (2 cm). Bei Bd. 8 Deckpapier zw. Rücken und Deckel außen gebrochen. Kl. Märkchen li. oben und innen u. kl. Stempel am Titelblatt. Alle Bände homogen und ganz selten komplett aus der Zeit. In unserem Fall auch mit den Regesten bis 1291 (!) in den Bänden 1 bis 4 und dem Band 8 aus 1844 (kein Nachdruck aus 1973 !).

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        Autograph letter signed in full to "Herr Levy"

      - We have been unable to identify Strauss's correspondent with certainty, although it is possible that he is the German composer and patron of the arts, Martin Levy (1836-1911). The Berliner Tonkünstlerorchester, an ensemble devoted to contemporary music, was founded by Strauss. Feuersnot ("Fire-Famine"), a "Singgedicht" or "sung poem" in one act to a libretto by Ernst von Wolzogen, was first performed at the Hofoper in Dresden on November 21, 1901; it had its Viennese premiere on January 29, 1902. "Strauss’s second operatic essay was a ribald exercise in snook- cocking. His first opera Guntram had suffered a painful fiasco in Munich, his home town, and Feuersnot was his jovial revenge. That Feuersnot should be appreciated only by scholars was the last thing Strauss intended: for the sake of the dewily attractive, well-shaped score, there is a strong case for reinventing its text in terms as rudely up to date as need be." David Murray in Grove online 2-1/3 pp. of a bifolium. Dated [Berlin]-Charlottenburg, January 23, 1902. In German (with transcription and translation). Regarding a recommendation for the director of the Berliner Tonkünstlerorchester, Herr Strunz, and mentioning Strauss's "Singgedicht," Feursnot. Strunz "is looking for some patrons enthusiastic about the arts who could help him materially. Is it very outrageous of me to bother you with this? Since, however, I myself, too, am only guided by purely artistic interest in this enterprise, to which I contribute the greatest sacrifices of time and effort myself, perhaps you will forgive me. I am going to travel to Vienna tomorrow for the premiere of my opera."Creased at folds and very slightly overall; slightly defective at inner fold, with four small file holes to blank areas filled in with matching paper, slightly affecting several letters.

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        Voyage pittoresque dans les duex Amériques. Résumé général de tous les Voyages

      Paris: Chez L. Tenré, 1836. Quarto, with two folding maps and numerous full-page engraved plates; a little preliminary foxing otherwise an attractive copy in contemporary gilt half morocco trade binding. Popular account of the natural wonders and indigenous peoples of South America, compiled by the veteran explorer naturalist Alcide Dessalines d'Orbigny (1802-1857). An accomplished microbiologist, d'Orbigny was appointed by Geoffrey de Saint-Hilaire to lead a scientific expedition to South America in 1824. Extensive travels throughout Brazil led him deep into in the Chaco and Guarani tribal territory, an experience fraught with hazard. Aspirations to travel further to the into Paraguay and Argentina were frustrated by ongoing warfare with Brazil, circumstances that led d'Orbigny to spend nine months in northern Patagonia. During this time, he conclusively disproved the existence of the Patagonian giants, a long-held belief originating from the wild stories circulated by mariners marooned along this unforgiving coastline. d'Orbigny continued his natural history collecting across for several more years, finally returning to France in 1833. He published his results in a nine volume opus; and during this time he compiled the present volume from the accounts of other famous voyagers (including Humboldt and La Condamine), liberally interspersed with anecdotes from personal experience.

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        Reason , the Only Oracle of Man or a Compendious System of Natural Religion

      G. W. & A. J. Matsell 1836 - Original dark green muslin boards. Spine label rubbed with small chip out of lower half. Spine head & heel frayed, chipped. Boards rubbed, spotted. Endpapers spotted, browned. Name in pencil on front pastedown. Text clean with occasional spotting and foxing. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Wa-Na-Ta, The Charger, Grand Chief of the Sioux

      E.C. Biddle, Philadelphia 1836 - 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. The son of Shappa Indian Red Thunder, Wa-Na-Ta, also known as 'The Charger', was born on the Elm River in South Dakota and was a revered Sioux chief of the Yanktonai tribe, which hailed from a village on the St. Peter's River. Along with his father, he fought for the British in the War of 1812, in which he distinguished himself as a loyal and valiant warrior. Despite the defeat of the British, Wa-Na-Ta was awarded for his exceptional heroism in a reception at the English court with a promotion to captain in the British army. He later shifted his allegiance to the United States to which he would remain loyal for the remainder of his life. In 1825, he signed the Treaty of Fort Pierre as well as the landmark Prairie du Chien treaty, which established peace and territorial boundaries between the Sioux, Chippewas, Sac and Foxes, and Ioways. The Sioux, one of the most formidable and largest tribes, which included a substantial aboriginal population, inhabited the North American Plains and Prairies. His portrait was later painted by Catlin, the author of the North American Indian Portfolio , in 1832. The engineer and explorer Major Stephen H. Long described the appearance of Wa-Na-Ta, whom he met in 1835 during a scientific expedition along the St. Peter's River, as follows: "The most prominent part of his apparel was a splendid cloak or mantle of buffalo skins, dressed so as to be of a fine white colour; it was decorated with small tufts of owl's feathers, and others of various hues.A splendid necklace, formed of about sixty claws of the grizzly bear, imparted a manly character to his whole appearance. His leggings, jacket, and moccasins, were in the real Dakota fashion, being made of white skins, profusely decorated.his moccasins were variegated with the plumage of several birds. In his hair he wore nine sticks, neatly cut and smoothed, and painted with vermilion; these designated the number of gunshot wounds which he had received.We had never seen a nobler face, or a more impressive character, than that of the Dakota chief, as he stood that afternoon." 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 [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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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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