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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,

      W. Warrington, Engraver and Printer, London 1836 - 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. [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

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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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        Schwarzwälder Stickerin. Bleistift und Aquarell.

      1836.. Auf Zeichenpapier. 25, 5 x 15,5 cm. Papier: 34,5 x 21,5 cm.. Großformatige, voll ausgeführte Figurenstudie einer Schwarzwälderin als Ganzfigur. Der Kopf ist im Profil gezeichnet, während der Körper im Dreiviertelprofil stärker dem Betrachter zugewendet bleibt und die Dargestellte ihre Arbeitsutensilien zeigt. Reizvolles, farbfrisches Blatt mit der für Kaltenmoser typischen kräftigen Konturierung. - Kaltenmoser ist bereits als Lithograph etabliert, als er sich 1830 der Malerei widmet. Nach kurzem Studium an der Münchner Akademie wendet er sich auf zahlreichen Reisen dem Naturstudium und Genremotiven zu. Für das Jahr 1836 ist eine Schwarzwaldreise belegt. - Im Rand mit kleineren Gebrauchsspuren.

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        Les Fleurettes.

      Paris Marcilly 1836 - 27 x 19 mms., pp. 63 [64 colophon], 8 full-page engraved plates, contemporary red morocco, gilt border on covers, gilt floral design in centre of each cover, gilt spine, all edges gilt. A very good to fine copy. One of the entries is entitled "Les deux baisers, Hier à l'ombre d'un marionnier J'obtins deux baisiers de Sylvie"; an engraving of a kissing couple is on the opposite page. D. V. Welsh, Miniature Books, 2840. The only copy that I could trace of this book is in Indiana University Library and was formerly in the collection of the bibliographer of thumb bibles, Ruth Adomeit. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        A Series of Lithographic Drawings of Sydney and its Environs . Coloured £1 8s. - Plain 13s. 6d

      Sydney: J.G. Austin, 1836. Oblong quarto, eight lithographed plates; stab-sewn in printed yellow titling-wrapper with a later back wrapper; a fine copy preserved in a cloth case. Long term consignment. Sydney portrayed in lithography. A very desirable set of Austin's famous but extremely rare Sydney views, among the earliest lithographic views to have been published in the colony. In April 1836 Austin began work on his series of views of Sydney and its surroundings based on original drawings by the painter Robert Russell. Although he originally planned a series of twenty-four, just sixteen such views had been published by the end of 1836 and the series was halted by his death in 1837. Austin prepared the views using the relatively new method of lithography. The first lithographic press to arrive in the colony had been brought out by Governor Brisbane in the early 1820s for his astronomical work at the Parramatta Observatory. It did not see much use, but was discovered by Augustus Earle who began to make prints from it in the late 1820s, and ultimately owned it. (As Butler points out, another press may have arrived in the colony by 1828 as the surveyor Bemi produced some maps while Thomas Mitchell, the Surveyor-General, produced a few images). Earle failed to find a buyer for the press on his departure in 1828, so this was very likely the press that by 1834 was in use by the printmaker and publisher J.G. Austin shortly after his arrival in Sydney. Not long afterwards Austin formed a partnership with William Fernyhough, draughtsman and lithographer. The publishing history of Austin's views is poorly recorded. In total, 16 plates were issued in four parts in 1836. The following year, a "collected" edition appeared, published over Austin's 12 Bridge Street address. However, no full set of this collected edition appears to be recorded, and it seems that Austin issued the series in different configurations according to what plates he had available. Thus, Ferguson notes only two copies, a set in the Mitchell Library with 12 plates from the series, and a second set in the National Library with seven plates from the series separately mounted. This set in its striking original yellow wrappers contains respectively numbers 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 7, 9 and 15 from the full series. As usual the colophon on some plates has Austin's earlier Hunter Street address. The plates appear in the following order: Catholic Chapel (Hyde Park) Lower Lodge, Govt. Domain Government House, Sydney La Perouse Monument, Botany Bay Old Windmill, Government Domain Toll Gate and Benevolent Asylum, George Street South St James Church, Supreme Court House South Head Light House (Port Jackson).

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        "Preussen. Provinzen Brandenburg und Sachsen". Darstellung eines großen Militärparade mit vielen Zuschauern vor dem Schloß als Mittelbild, umgeben von vier Uniformgruppen und mehreren Ansichten und Szenen.

      . Altkol. Lithographie von L.v. Hohbach aus 'Malerische Länderschau', Dannheimer, Kempten, um 1836, 32 x 38 cm.. Ãœber dem Mittelbild Reiterstandbild Friedrich des Großen und eine Gesamtansicht von Berlin. Die anderen Ansichten zeigen den Dom von Erfurt, das Lutherdenkmal in Wittenberg, Schloß Sanssouci und Quedlinburg. Außerdem mit den Insignien des Bergbaues, des Handels und Gewerbefleißes, der Wissenschaften, des Thüringer Obst- und Weinbaues sowie dem Wappen des preussischen Hauses. - Geglättete Bugfalte. Stimmungsvolles Blatt in feinem Altkolorit (Mittelbild und Uniformdarstellungen).

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        Gesammelte Gedichte.

      Erlangen, Carl Heyder 1836-1838.. 6 Bände. 8°. Gleichzeitiges Leder mit reichem Zierat, goldgepr. Rückentitel.. WG 13 (und 18 für die Bde 5 und 6: Haus- und Jahrslieder[!]). Sehr gutes, komplettes Exemplar der Erstausgabe (Band 1 in 3. Auflage).

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        Rural Architecture being a Series of Designs for Ornamental Cottages

      Henry G. Bohn, London 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 orn? 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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        Die Wunder der Natur und die Wunderwerke der Welt, oder Vater Brissons Unterhaltungen mit seinen Kindern über Natur- und Kunstmerkwürdigkeiten. Ein belehrendes Bilderbuch. Hrsg. v. H. [Heinrich] Müller. Neu durchgesehene und verbesserte Auflage, hrsg. v. Carl Straus.

      Herold (1836), Hamburg - 8vo. Mit gest. Frontispiz u. 32 colorirten Abb. (24 auf 4 Taf. sowie 8 auf dem Orig.-Umschlag). IV, 132 S. Illustr. OPp. Grünschnitt. Wegehaupt 1488. - Das Frontispiz zeigt ein zu der Zeit ganz neues "Wunder", den Magdeburger Bahnhof in Leipzig mit der Lokomotive "Blitz". Über die sieben Weltwunder, Naturwunder wie Blitz, Feuer, Hagel, Sternschnuppe, Erdbeben, weiter über die Glocke, Deichbruch, Schießpulver, Dampfwagen u. Eisenbahn etc. Die Abbildungen nach dem Alphabet von A bis Z angeordnet. - Einband stark berieben u. bestoßen sowie fleckig gebräunt. Durchgehend etw. fleckig gebräunt, kl. Braunfleck über die ersten Bl. gr.

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        Arcs De Triomphe Élevés a L'Étoile, Au Carrousel et autres Lieux, Tant En pierre et En Marbre Qu'en Charpente et En Toile Peinte, En L'honneur Des Armées de La République et de L'Empire. Gravés a l'eau forte en 15 planches, par Normand fils, accompagnés d'un texte historique et descriptif

      1836. Paris, Bance Ainé, 1836. Compete with 15 plates. 4to. Oblong. Original wrappers. Plates browned but a good and clean copy. Louis-Marie Normand (Paris 1789 - 1874) was the son of engraver Charles-Pierre-Joseph Normand who was also his teacher. His engravings are of great quality, they are very clear and 'legible' even when he depicts a momument that is heavily decorated. The present work contains 15 plates (some folding) depicting arcs de triomphes and the details that are depicted on them, all with very extensive descriptions.

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        Ho Hoikehonua, he mea ia e hoakaka'I i ke ano o ka honua nei, a me na mea maluna iho

      Oahu: Mission Press, 1836. Duodecimo, some moderate foxing yet very good in original boards (recently rebacked in polished calf with crimson label), contemporary inscription to front endpaper. Hawaiian language geography primer, with kangaroos. Second edition of a geography text published in Oahu for use by native students, featuring 16 woodblock illustrations (including a pair of kangaroos) and a census for the Hawaiian islands for the years 1835-1836. Forbes comments that the first woodcut relates specifically to the geography of Hawaii (being a hypothetical island showing boundaries, mountains, streams and the like), while the remainder of the illustrations are generic scenes printed from woodblocks imported from New England. Of special interest is a pair of kangaroos gracing page 54 with the letterpress caption "Kanegaru", accompanied by a page of text relating to New Holland. This copy is preserved in the original printed boards, significant as the rear cover presents a summary of the missionary census of Hawaii for 1836. The census lists the population of the specific islands, organised by the four district groups of Kauai, Oahu, Maui and Hawaii.

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        TÉMOIGNAGE INÉDIT D'UN RESCAPÉ DE L'ATTENTAT DE FIESCHI CONTRE LOUIS-PHILIPPE. Lettre à son frère Philippe, pâtissier à Grenoble

      10 janvier 1836, Paris - 4pp 26cm x 21cm, quatrième page avec adresse du destinataire et cachet "Grenoble" (date illisible). "Quatre plis originaux et un pli horizontal, légers plis multiples, large tache légère et très légère salissure, petites déchirures aux bords, deuxième page avec très petit manque à deux mots (je suis ar(rivé); quoique ma po(sition)), troisième page avec quelques mots manquants sans perte de sens et très petit manque au bord droit à l'endroit du cachet de cire avec perte d'un mot, sinon bon état, écriture très lisible. Très longue lettre. Ambroise Dupuis, fils de Pierre Dupuis et de Gertrude Henry, était alors inspecteur des écoles primaires du 8ème arrondissement de Paris; il tenait auparavant une classe privée de garçons dans le même arrondissement, qu'il avait dû vendre pour raisons de santé. Son épouse (née Drouhin) dirigeait quant à elle un établissement pour jeunes filles qui comptait alors 80 élèves. Son frère cadet Philippe était domicilié au 12, rue Pérolerie (actuelle rue Barnave) à Grenoble, où il exerça sa profession de pâtissier-traiteur jusqu'en 1850. Tous deux avaient un autre frère, plus jeune, Pierre, qui était alors Sous-Lieutenant. Lors de l'attentat de Fieschi, le 28 juillet 1835, dirigé contre Louis-Philippe, attentat qui fit 18 tués, dont le Maréchal d'Empire Edouard Mortier, Duc de Trévise, ancien Président du Conseil et alors Grand Chancelier de la Légion d'honneur, et 42 blessés, dont l'auteur Giuseppe Fieschi, un aventurier paranoïaque sans motivation politique qui sera décapité, Ambroise faisait partie d'une Compagnie de Grenadiers de la 8ème Légion de la Garde Nationale passée en revue par le Roi. Il écrit notamment à son frère Philippe: "La tête du sergent Prud'homme est tombée sur ma cuisse, ( ) mon pantalon blanc était rempli de sang ( ). Je faisais, heureusement pour moi, comme fourrier, la fonction de sergent-major qui était absent, sans cela, j'étais à la place de Mr Prud'homme puisque le capitaine m'a déplacé une minute avant le coup, pour y mettre le sergent Prud'homme. ( ) Arrivés à la place Vendôme devant le roi, il a appelé notre capitaine et moi, nous donne son (sic) poignée de main, en nous demandant combien il y avait eu de morts et de blessés dans la compagnie; nous n'avons pu lui répondre ( )." Ambroise ajoute que son Capitaine, nommé Marion, qui avait reçu un lingot sous la mâchoire inférieure, s'est vu annoncer par son Colonel que la Reine prenait en charge l'éducation de sa fille et désirait savoir dans quelle pension il voulait la mettre. Ayant choisi celle de l'épouse d'Ambroise, un officier attaché à la Reine s'est rendu à la pension Dupuis pour y traiter de gré à gré. Devenu rentier, Ambroise habitera à partir de 1840 au 6, Place des Vosges, dans l'immeuble où Victor Hugo résidait au 2ème étage avec son épouse Adèle et leurs quatre enfants. Il décèdera sans descendance le 26 janvier 1861 à Paris. (Lieux cités dans la lettre: Jussy, Coulange; personnes citées: Augustine Vildieu ("cousine" - en fait petite cousine - des frères Dupuis), Melle Delafaix (de Coulange)). Monarchie de Juillet."

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        Baumreiche Landschaft mit Felsen und kleinem Wasserfall.

      . Pinsel in Sepia, über leichter Bleistiftskizze, auf festem chamoisfarbenem Velin, unten signiert und datiert "Kreins 1836". 19,9:26,1 cm. Provenienz: Sammlung Holtkott, nicht bei Lugt.. Kreins war als Zeichner, Lithograph und Graveur tätig. Seit 1830 bekleidete er in Brüssel den Posten eines Graveurs am Kriegsdepot. Er fertigte Illustrationen für Zeitschriften und Lafontaine's Fabeln. Seine Landschaftzeichnungen sind in der Regel, wie die hier vorliegende, in Sepia ausgeführt.

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        Complete Angler, The

      London: William Pickering, 1836. - Large Paper Copy Extra-Illustrated with Over 250 PlatesIncluding an Additional Set of Artist’s Proofs WALTON, Izaak, and Charles Cotton. The Complete Angler or The Contemplative Man’s Recreation. Being a Discourse of Rivers, Fish-Ponds, Fish and Fishing Written by Izaak Walton and Instructions How to Angle for a Trout or Grayling in a Clear Stream by Charles Cotton. With Original Memoirs and Notes by Sir Harris Nicolas, K.C.M.G. London: William Pickering, 1836.First Nicolas edition (first published in 1653). Large paper copy. Two large octavo volumes extended to four (10 9/16 x 7 3/16 inches; 269 x 183 mm.). [16], cxl, [6, "Appendix to the Memoir of Walton"], [cxlv]-clxiv, [4, half-title and dedication leaf to "Life of Charles Cotton"], [clxv]-ccxii, [2, "Pedigree of Cotton"], 129, [1, blank]; [4, half-title and title to Volume II, bound at the beginning of the second physical volume in this copy, before the half-title to "Life of Charles Cotton"], [131]-436, [32, index] pp. Sixty-one engraved plates and vignettes printed on India paper and mounted. With an additional set of artist’s proofs inserted, most before lettering, the vignettes worked on separate leaves. Title-pages printed in red and black. This copy extra-illustrated with over 250 plates, not including the additional unlettered set of artist’s proofs from this edition. Including twelve hand colored plates of fish, sixty-four black and white illustrations of fish, nineteen hand-colored plates from Alfred Ronalds’s The Fly-Fisher’s Entomology (London, 1868), &c. &c.Full green levant morocco by A.W. Bain ca. 1880 (stamp-signed on verso of front free-endpaper). Covers panelled in gilt, spines panelled and lettered in gilt in compartments, board edges ruled in gilt, turn-ins ruled in gilt, all edges gilt, marbled endpapers. Occasional light foxing. A unique and wonderful copy."Edited by Sir Harris Nicolas, this edition was illustrated by the foremost contemporary artists, produced by an excellent printer and issued by an outstanding publisher. It has been acclaimed as the finest Angler ever published It was the first edition to be divided into days, contains many editor’s notes and comments, and has new material on Walton and Cotton" (Horne)."The illustrations consist of sixty-one plates, and drawings by T. Stothard, Mr. Derby, Mr. Willement, Mr. Edward Hassell, Inskipp, Pine, Augustus Fox, Delamotte, Sir Francis Sykes, Bart., Mr. Hixon, and T.S. Cape, engraved by W. Humphreys, Byfield, G. Adcock, H. Robinson, Fox, W.H. Worthington, J. Richardson, W.J. Cooke, J.G. Armytage, W.J. Wilkinson, Roberts, J. Thompson, and Freebairn" (Oliver).Large paper copy, "where all the illustrations are engraved on India paper and laid down in the text. In addition, all the 61 portraits, views, fishing scenes, head-pieces are duplicated by a set of proofs on India paper laid down and bound in, in place" (Coigney, p. 49, Copy c).Coigney 44. Horne 43. Oliver 41.Alexander William Bain, bookbinder. Commercial Buildings, 80 Gray's Inn Road, London W.C.

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        Green Heron

      London 1836 - From the first edition of "The Birds of America." A finely composed image with a strong upward diagonal movement from the unheeding juvenile bird as it darts its neck out to seize the Luna moth that has momentarily come to rest on the foliage of the marsh plant. Partially concealed under the foliage, an adult bird stalks past more warily. "Pools or bayous, and the margins of the most limpid streams, are alike resorted to by this species for the purpose of procuring food. It is little alarmed by the presence of man, and you may often see it close to houses on the mill-dams, or even raising its brood on the trees of gardens. This is often the case in the suburbs of Charleston, in South Carolina, where I have even seen several nests on the same live oak.The gentleness.of this bird is truly remarkable, for it will at times allow you to approach within a few feet paces, looking as unconcernedly upon you as the House Sparrow is wont to do in the streets of London.The Green Herons feed all day long, but, I think, rarely at night. Their food consists of frogs, fishes, snails, tadpoles, water-lizards, crabs, and small quadrupeds, all of which they procure without much exertion.Their gait is light, but firm. During the love-season they exhibit many curious gestures, erecting all the feathers of their neck, swelling their throat, and uttering a rough guttural note like qua , qua , several times repeated by the male as he struts before the female. This note is also usually emitted when they are started, but when fairly on wing they proceed in silence" (J. J. Audubon, The Birds of America , New York & Philadelphia: 1840-1844, vol. VI, pp.106-107). "This small dark heron is the most generally distributed member of its family in the United States.At close range it reveals a rich chestnut neck and greenish-yellow or orange legs. In strong light its somewhat iridescent upper-parts may seem more blue than green.Whereas most other herons breeds in colonies, the green heron tends to be a loner, usually nesting in the privacy of some thick grove or in an orchard, but there are places, particularly near the coast, where several pairs nest together in loose association" (R. T. & V. M. Peterson, Audubon's Birds of America , London: 1981, no. 31). Susanne M. Low, A Guide to Audubon's Birds of America , New Haven & New York: 2002, pp.170-171. Hand-coloured engraving with aquatint and etching by R. Havell, 1836, paper watermarked "J. Whatman/1837," two small clean tears to margins. [Attributes: First Edition]

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        Allan le Jeune Déporté à Botany-Bay

      Paris: Desiree Eymery, 1836. Small octavo, frontispiece, title vignette and three full-page engraved plates; contemporary prize label, a handsome copy in contemporary tree calf, spine ends a little worn with slight loss at the headband. First edition of a scarce French children's story set in Australia about an errant child sent to the convict colony at Botany Bay. The introduction notes the work is one of moral instruction, teaching children valuable lessons in piety, honesty, honour and to love and respect their parents. Although the book is set in Australia, Muir notes the Gallic nature of its description with exotic passages on transportation, kangaroos and cannibals. The finely engraved plates are noteworthy: one depicts the hero, Allan, bound to a tree and struggling to escape as native figures dance around a blazing fire in the distance.

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        Una Veduta Lunare

      Milano: Pagagni, no date, but, 1836. Lithograph, 480 x 220 mm. (sheet size), some foxing and a little marginal discolouration, good. Extraordinary nineteenth-century lithograph of a utopian lunar community, complete with winged humanoids, palm trees and beavers at work on an ingenious wigwam like home. The inclusion of lush vegetation and palm trees draws upon an earlier utopian tradition from the tropical Pacific, while novel architectural forms loom in the distance. This idyllic scene was inspired by the lunar hoax of 1835, when six articles reporting life on the moon appeared in the New York newspaper The Sun. The articles were entirely spurious, claiming that the esteemed astronomer Sir John Herschel had viewed an amazing lunar society while using a high powered telescope based at the Cape of Good Hope. Many elements of the hoax were in fact derived from fanciful speculations of moon life published in the first decades of the nineteenth century that were quite popular. Although Herschel quickly denounced the findings as entirely fictitious, the stories had by this stage acquired a momentum of their own. Pamphlets and prints were published across Europe, of which this Milanese lithograph is an arresting example. Interestingly, the descriptive text accompanying this print asserts scientific plausibility by stating that evidence was published in the Edinburgh Journal of Sciences.

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        Ledetraad til Nordisk Oldkyndighed

      Copenhagen: S. L. Møller, 1836. <p>Genesis of the "Three-Age" System in Prehistory</p><p>[Thomsen, Christian Jurgensen (1788-1865), ed.]. Ledetraad til Nordisk Oldkyndighed. [4], 100pp. Text illustrations. 201 x 127 mm. Copenhagen: S. L. Møller, 1836. 19th century boards, rebacked, endpapers renewed, edges a bit worn. Minor foxing but very good. 19th century armorial bookplate; 20th century bookplate of Laege Georg Moltved.</p><p>First Edition. The first curator of the National Museum in Copenhagen, Thomsen formulated a method of classifying the museum&#39;s archeological collections according to whether the artifacts were made of stone, bronze or iron. He claimed that these three groupings represented three chronologically successive archeological ages; this was the genesis of the Three-Age system, "the basic chronology that now underpins the archaeology of most of the Old World" (Rowley-Conwy, From Genesis to Prehistory [2007] p. 1). </p><p>The principal publication of Thomsen&#39;s three-age concept appeared in Ledetraad til Nordisk Oldkyndighed (1836) a guidebook to the National Museum edited by Thomsen. The second chapter of this work, contributed by Thomsen, described his dating scheme and applied it to the monuments and antiquities of the North. Thomsen defined the three ages as follows:</p><p>"The Age of Stone, or that period when weapons and implements were made of stone, wood, bone, or some such material, and during which very little or nothing at all was known of metals. . . .</p><p>"The Age of Bronze, in which weapons and cutting implements were made of copper or bronze, and nothing at all, or but very little was known of iron or silver. . . .</p><p>"The Age of Iron is the third and last period of the heathen times, in which iron was used for those articles to which that metal is eminently suited, and in the fabrication of which it came to be employed as a substitute for bronze" (Thomsen, Guide to Northern Archaeology [1848], pp. 64-68).</p><p>Thomsen was a scholar with a background in the history of numismatics rather than a field archaeologist. He based his study of artifacts on the associations between stylistic change, decoration and context-- topics which may have interested him initially through his numismatic researches. Thomsen recognized the importance of examining objects from "closed finds," allowing him to determine the common associations of artifacts for various periods, which he divided into his Three-Age system. Thomsen&#39;s assistant, archaeologist Jens J. A. Worsaae, later demonstrated the stratigraphic succession of the stone, bronze and iron ages in Denmark through archeological fieldwork. An English translation of Ledetraad til Nordisk Oldkyndighed, by the Earl of Ellesmere, was published in 1848. Spencer 1986, no. 3.488.</p>

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