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        The history of party : from the rise of the Whig and Tory factions, in the reign of Charles II., to the passing of the Reform Bill / by George Wingrove Cooke - [Complete in 3 volumes]

      London : John Macrone, St. James's Square, 1836. 1st Edition. Physical description; 3v. (viii, 612; viii, 498; [4], vii,[1], 628, [44]p.) ; 8.° Referenced by: NSTC 2C35774. Subjevts; Whig Party (Great Britain) - Tory Party (Great Britain). Political parties - Great Britain. Great Britain - Politics and government. Previous owner's sinature. Very good copies all in the original, full aniline calf. Professionally re-cased with the original spines re-laid; very impressively finished. Remains a particularly well-preserved set overall; tight, bright, clean and strong.

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        The Despatches, Minutes, and Correspondence of the Marquess Wellesley,

      London: John Murray, , 1836-8. during his Administration of India, [&] during His Lordship's Mission to Spain as Ambassador Extraordinary to the Spanish Junta in 1809. 6 volumes, octavo (218 × 139 mm). Later dark red half morocco, matching linen, for Hatchards, raised bands, titles gilt in second and fourth compartments, the others with gilt lozenge, gilt rules to spine and corner edges, top edges gilt, the others uncut. Engraved portrait frontispiece with facsimile signature, to volume I, 4 folding maps in all, all but one with colour. Light sunning to some spines, otherwise a very good, clean set. First editions. "The most brilliant part of Wellesley's career was unquestionably his government of India. He must be regarded as one of the three men who consolidated the empire of which Clive laid the foundation. In many respects he resembled Dalhousie more than Hastings; but the difficulties which he was called upon to encounter were greater than those which confronted Dalhousie. His services in Spain as ambassador to the Spanish junta, and his subsequent action as foreign secretary in London, must be regarded as having largely conduced to the success of the Peninsular war in the indefatigable support which he gave to his illustrious brother … As a member of a constitutional government such as that of Great Britain he was somewhat out of place owing to his autocratic habits and the contempt which he felt, and did not attempt to conceal, for the failings of his less able colleagues. Mackintosh called him 'a sultanized Englishman'" (DNB). A very handsome set indeed of this important collection of Wellesley's papers.

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

      London: J. W. Norie & Co., 1836. Black and white copper engraving. Four vertical creases where folded, multiple creases at centerfold. Repaired split in center fold about two inches long. There are erasible pencil lines and dates that chronicle a sea voyage]. 23 1/2 x 63 1/2 inches. A large, handsomely engraved chart of the Gulf of Mexico south of Cuba and including all of the Caribbean Islands, the eastern coast of Central America and the northern coast of South America John William Norie was the leading chartmaker and writer on navigation of his time. Born in London, he attached himself to William Heather at an early age and by the age of 25 was making charts independently. William Heather ran a shop for navigators known as the Naval Academy and the Naval Warehouse. (Dickens later used the Naval Warehouse in Dombey and Son). It sold nautical instruments, sea charts, guides and instructional books on navigation. By 1815, Heather had retired, and Norie was in command. His accomplishments were considerable and lasting, including several atlases of sea charts:Complete West India Pilot (first published in 1828), from which this chart comes; East India Pilot (1816); North Sea & Baltic Pilot (1824); Complete North America and United States Pilot (1825); as well as general works on navigation, most notably The Epitome of Practical Navigation (1805), which was the standard work throughout the 19th century. This highly detailed, large chart shows all of Jamaica, Santo Domingo, all of the Caribbean Islands, the north coast of South America and the east coast of Central America. It includes inset charts of Jamaica, Mobile Bay (Alabama), Vera Cruz and Tampico.

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        La Fausse industrie morcelée, répugnante, mensongère et l'antidote, l'industrie naturelle, combinée, attrayante, véridique, donnant quadruple produit et perfection extrême en toutes qualités

      Paris: Bossange, 1836. Livre. Très bon. Couverture rigide. Ed. originale. In-8. Paris, Bossange, L'Auteur, 1836. 21,5 x 13 cm (R), grand in-12 de format in-8, [3 pp. (titre, avis, thème général)] + pp. 616 à 820 (également paginés M à Y9) + pp. 457-1 à 457-6 + pp. 458-1 à 458-6 + marge intérieure de la page 458 supprimée + pp. 459 à 552 (portant un x en regard de la pagination) + pp. 553 à 612 + pp. 821 à 840, avec, reliée en tête et montée sur onglet, une adresse manuscrite qui semble être une étiquette d'expédition de l'époque ("Monsieur Toussaint, éditeur, 13 place Rouaix, Toulouse"), bradel moderne en demi-chagrin rouge, titre et année dorés, marges non rognées. Edition originale de la 2e partie (la 1re partie fut publiée en 1835) du dernier livre de Charles Fourier, qui devait au départ constituer la suite de "La Réforme industrielle" et dont le plan fut sans cesse remanié afin de répondre aux critiques de la presse, ce qui explique sa pagination extrêmement complexe, presque digne de celle d'un incunable. Notre exemplaire est bien complet et parfaitement conforme à Del Bo, p. 7. Ce texte n'a pas été repris dans les oeuvres complètes de Fourier publiées au XIXe. Bel exemplaire dans une bonne reliure moderne, malgré des rousseurs éparses et sans gravité..

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        SKETCHES BY BOZ

      1836. The Second Edition. In Two Volumes. London: John Macrone, 1836. Original dark green cloth. Second Edition of Charles Dickens's first book. Though his name is left off the title pages to make room for "The Second Edition," the book is of course illustrated by George Cruikshank. The first edition was published in February 1836, and this second edition (in the same format, but with the type completely reset), was published in August of that year; there was also a third, published in March 1837. Included is Dickens's Preface written for this second edition, as well as his preface to the first.~This is a very good set (plate margins browned as usual) in the original wavy-grained dark green cloth (we have seen another second edition in a more pebbled cloth); there is some wear at the extremities and most of the endpapers have cracked, but the volumes are in quite collectible condition considering that this is 1836 original cloth and endpapers. Carr B3 (who says the book came out in November, where Smith says August); Podeschi A2; Smith I pp 1-7 (note 4).

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        The Complete [Compleat] Angler, or Contemplative Man's Recreation; being a Discourse on Rivers, Fish-ponds, Fish, and Fishing by Izaak Walton and Instructions How to Angle for a Trout or Grayling in a Clear Stream by Charles Cotton. 2 volume set

      London: William Pickering, 1836.. Reprint. Maroon tooled hardback leather cover. G: in Good condition. Spines sunned. Covers rubbed with chipped edging. Two rear boards detached. Light marking and scuffing. Some foxing. Aeg. 280mm x 190mm (11" x 7"). ccxiv, 436pp + index. 61 b/w engravings. With Original Memoirs and Notes by Sir Harris Nicolas. Most plates have 'bled' onto opposite page. Fishing book de-luxe suitable as a gift.

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        Wanderings and Excursions in North Wales and South Wales (2 vols)

      C Tilt, Simpkin and Co. Wrightson and Webb. 1836. Uniformly bound in half red morocco with red marbled boards, some gilt tooling, corners and edges lightly bumped and worn. Spines, raised bands, decorative gilt tooling, edges rubbed. Internally, marbled endpapers, armorial bookplate of James Walter to fpds, text block edges in gilt, minimal browning and spotting. Vol 1, [1836], North Wales, tissue guarded frontis and the additional engraved title page present, [12], [1], 2-261 pp, [1], [2] index, 51 pls. Vol 2, South Wales, [1837], half title, tissue guarded frontis and the additional engraved title page present, [14], [1], 2-268 pp, [2] index, 48 pls. A nice set, clean and tight, superbly bound. (Holloway 117. Anderson 339/341. Lowndes 2127. Allibon3 1865) Roscoe, writer and translator, whose abundant production over a quarter of a century consists chiefly of translations and travel writing. His translations include works of scholarship: a History of the Literature of the South of Europe (4 vols., 1823) from the original by J. C. L. de Sismondi, a History of Painting in Italy (6 vols., 1828) from the original by L. A. Lanzi, and The Life and Writings of Miguel de Cervantes (1839) from the original by Martín Fernández de Navarrete. His translations of literary works include the eleven volumes of The Italian Novelists, German Novelists, and Spanish Novelists (1825, 1826, 1832). 1831 saw the earliest of his many biographical and critical notices prefacing editions of English eighteenth-century writers such as Fielding and Smollett in The Novelists Library series. See ODNB.

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        Essay On Gothic Architecture. With Various Plans And Drawings For Churches: Designed Chiefly For The Use Of The Clergy

      Burlington: Smith & Harrington, 1836. First edition. leather_bound. Full black calf, red leather spine label lettered in gilt, recased. Near fine./No Dust Jacket. 46 pages in text. 4to, 25 1/2 x 22 cm. Thirteen lithographic plates, some with multiple images per plate, plus litho title page. HITCHCOCK, 606. KARPEL, B114. "The first book on Gothic ecclesiastical architecture published in the United States." Glossary of Technical Terms in Gothic Architecture Extracted From Pugin's Specimens. Text predominately clean, scattered plate foxing mostly to first few, plate head margins closely cropped with minuscule loss (two plates).

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        The Complete [Compleat] Angler, or Contemplative Man's Recreation; being a Discourse on Rivers, Fish-ponds, Fish, and Fishing by Izaak Walton and Instructions How to Angle for a Trout or Grayling in a Clear Stream by Charles Cotton. 2 volume set

      William Pickering, London 1836 - ccxiv, 436pp + index. 61 b/w engravings. With Original Memoirs and Notes by Sir Harris Nicolas. Most plates have 'bled' onto opposite page. Fishing book de-luxe suitable as a gift. G: in Good condition. Spines sunned. Covers rubbed with chipped edging. Two rear boards detached. Light marking and scuffing. Some foxing. Aeg Maroon tooled hardback leather cover [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Voyage en Orient

      Paris - Debrecourt, 1836 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. Avery scarce19th centuryFrench travel narrative about journeying across the Orienttaking inthe Holy Lands of Nazareth, Jerusalem and Bethlehem. Not seen at auction since 1993 at Sothebys. Condition: Rebacked in cloth with original cloth spine and boards. Externally excellent with very little shelfwear exceptslight loss to the original cloth. Internally, firmly bound. Generally bright with occasional spotting, prominent to the first and last few pages and occasional handling and inkmarks. There is slight dusting to thetop of the textblock edge, occasionally affecting the margins. Pages 127-130 have closed tears to the top margin, not affecting the text. Page 65 is covered in pink crayon, mostly to the margins, but could be washed clean. Missing leaves between xiv and 3, probably due to failure of original binding. Overall: GOOD ONLY..

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        Paxton's Magazine of Botany, and Register of Flowering Plants : 10 Volumes

      W. S. Orr & Co.; London., 1836. Very good+. Volumes 1-12, missing volumes 4 and 6. Contemporary style half-calf and marbled boards. Title and volume labels to spines (several missing), gilt lettering and tooling. Four raised bands to spine. With only a touch of edge and shelf-wear, the bindings are in beautiful condition. A little foxing to extremeties. A fabulous basis from which to collect all 16 volumes.. Volume I published 1841 / II - 1836 / III - 1837 / V - 1838 / VII - 1840 / VIII - 1841 / IX - 1842 / X - 1843 / XI - 1844 / XII - 1846.. Hard. 8vo. 9 1/3".. Very good+. Illus. by Lavishly illustrated with approx` 50 tissue-guarded, hand-coloured, wood-cut illustrations per volume. Plus numerous wood-cut figures within text. .

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        Nature

      Boston: James Munroe and Company, , 1836. Duodecimo. Original red-brown cloth, sides decoratively blind-stamped, front cover lettered in gilt. Brown morocco backed slipcase and brown cloth chemise. Rebacked with original spine laid down, inner hinges reinforced, some foxing, a good copy. First edition, corrected state (with page 94 correctly paginated), of Emerson's landmark first commercially-published book; one of about 1,500 copies. A fine association copy, inscribed by Transcendentalist James Freeman Clarke to Harvard Divinity School classmate and Unitarian minister, William Greenleaf Eliot, on the front endpaper: "W. G. Eliot from James F. Clarke". Clarke further adds a subtitle to the title page: "or the Meaning of Things, by R. W. Emerson". James Freeman Clarke was engaged in the Transcendentalist movement from the beginning. A cousin of Margaret Fuller, with whom he often studied, he was an early member of the Transcendental Club, whose first meeting took place the day before Nature was published (9 Sept. 1836). Emerson inscribed a copy for Clarke (now in the Berg Collection of the NYPL) but Clarke thought enough of the book to acquire this copy for his good friend W. G. Eliot with whom he would stay as he looked to settle in the west. Clarke and Emerson were close, and along with heading a church in Cincinnati Clarke began to publish The Western Messenger, an early vehicle for Emerson's poems and essays, as well as the forerunner of the Transcendentalists' famed magazine, The Dial. Clarke presided at Emerson's funeral service (and married and buried Nathaniel Hawthorne as well). His comparative study of religions, Ten Great Religions (1871 and 1873), was an early effort to find the commonalities in the world's major faiths. The recipient, W. G. Eliot - grandfather to T. S. Eliot, who, born a year after his death, once referred to him as "the Saint of the West" - moved west to St. Louis to spread the liberal teachings of Unitarianism and propagate education. He attracted a large congregation and founded Washington University. WGE married Abigail Cranch, sister of the well-known Transcendentalist artist/writer, Christopher P. Cranch. Frederick De Wolfe Miller wrote in Christopher Pearse Cranch and His Caricatures of New England Transcendentalism that he "had done no more than conventional reading in philosophy, but he responded with immediate eagerness to Emerson's Nature which he found in St Louis after arriving in December" (p. 9). There is no doubt this is the copy Cranch found and read when visiting his sister and brother-in-law's home in St Louis. There is a pencil line on p. 73 beside these words that Cranch later embodied in a sketch: "I expand and live in the warm day like corn and melons", to go along with his other sketches, the most famous being his illustration of Emerson becoming a "transparent eyeball." On p. 12 there are very faint quotation marks around the sentence, "Almost I fear to think how glad I am" which Cranch also illustrated at a later date. Cranch did various versions of these cartoons and they were avidly shared with much mirth. There is a loose note in the book written by WGE's granddaughter, Harriet, indicating that the book passed to her father, Thomas Lamb Eliot, who became a prominent Unitarian minister in Seattle. He passed it to his nephew, Frederick May Eliot, who would become president of the American Unitarian Association. Published the day after the group destined to constitute the Transcendental Club held its first meeting, Nature can justly be labelled the cornerstone publication of the Transcendentalist movement, which in turn provided the intellectual backbone for the major American social reform movements of the nineteenth century. In Nature, Emerson articulated his belief that Western views of the natural universe were in desperate need of re-evaluation. He rejected the traditional discussion of God and his Universe, sensing in these categorisations an ultimately self-defeating dualism. For Emerson, Nature was inseparable from divine will, and he asserted that man needed to re-establish a relationship with nature that recognises the natural order's spiritual self-governance, a process which would permit man to reunite with his own spiritual source. In many senses Emerson's arguments in this work foreshadow those of modern day environmentalists.

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        Über den Verlauf und die letzten Enden der Nerven. Mit 8 Kupfertafeln. UND: Nachtrag

      Marmorierter Pappband.. Quart. S. 51-240, mit 8 (davon zwei beikolorierten) Kupfertafeln (nummeriert II-IX, so vollständig) und S. 541-[544] (=Nachtrag). Unbeschnittenes Exemplar, Bögen meist nicht aufgetrennt, die Tafeln etwas braunfleckig, sonst sehr sauber. Erste Ausgabe. Selten. — Kirchner, 3226. Nicht in Garrison-Morton. Hintzsche, S. 85. — Vgl. DSB, Bd. 13, S. 555ff . — Clarke/Jacyna, S. 73: „Valentin‘s 1836 paper is generally recognized as a mile stone in the histology of the nervous system. In particular, Valentin deserves credit for indicating the basic ground elements that underlay the great variety of forms of nervous organization both within the human body and in the animal kingdom.“ — Clarke/O‘Malley, S. 43: „epoche-making and first good description of the nervous system elements.“ Der aus Breslau stammende Valentin studierte seit 1828 daselbst unter Nees von Esenbeck und Jan Evangelista Purkinje (1781-1869). Bei Purkinje, der Valentin mit dem mikroskopischen Studium vertraut machte, promovierte er 1832 mit der Arbeit Historiae evolutionis systematis muscularis prolusio. Anschließend ließ er sich als praktischer Arzt in seiner Heimatstadt nieder. Gemeinsam mit Purkinje gelang ihm im darauffolgenden Jahr die Entdeckung der Flimmerbewegung des Ependyms, jener Zellschicht, die die Hirnflüssigkeit vom eigentlichen Hirnnervengewebe trennt. Purkinje und Valentin konnten zeigen, daß die Flimmerbewegung nicht wie bis dahin bekannt eine singuläre Erscheinung ist, sondern den meisten vegetativen Systemen eigen ist. Johannes Müller, die überragende Gestalt der deutschsprachigen Physiologie der Zeit, würdigte diese Entdeckung als eine der bedeutendsten Leistungen der noch jungen Disziplin (vgl. Archiv für Anatomie und Physiologie 1835/1, S. 128ff.). Noch im selben Jahr, in dem sich Müller derart lobend äußerte, konnte Valentin mit seiner über eintausend Seiten zählenden Histogenia comparata auch den Grand Prix des Sciences Physiques der Pariser Akademie erlangen, was ihm die Anerkennung nicht nur Alexander von Humboldts verschaffte. Diese Aufsehen erregenden Arbeiten, hierzu zählte auch die vorliegende epochale Abhandlung, brachten Valentin den Ruf gleich dreier europäischer Universitäten ein. Allerdings strebte er wohl auch aus persönlichen Gründen von Breslau fort. Im gemeinsam mit Purkinje genutzten Labor — eines der ersten experimentalphysiologischen Labore moderner Art — bahnten sich Streitigkeiten über den Zugang zu den für die Forschung unentbehrlichen Mikroskopen an. Die nicht gänzlich geklärten Umstände ihrer Auseinandersetzung — von Hintzsche (1953, insb. S. 23f.) in Briefen Valentins gefundene Andeutungen lassen auf einen endgültigen Riß des Freundschaftsbandes schließen — mögen Valentin bereits ausreichend Grund geboten haben, einem der aus Lüttich, Dorpat und Bern abgegangene Rufe zu folgen. Da Valentin jüdischen Glaubens war und mit den Rufen aus Dorpat und Lüttich Aufforderungen zum Konfessionswechsel einhergingen, entschied er sich für die Schweiz, wo er bis an sein Lebensende fortwirkte. In Bern erschien 1839 teils noch als Frucht der Breslauer Forschungen De functionibus nervorum cerebralium et nervi sympathici libri quattuor, deren erster Teil die hier vorliegende Arbeit in Auszügen referrierte. Beide Arbeiten sind klassische Schriften der Neurophysiologie, allerdings kommt der Abhandlung Über den Verlauf und die letzten Enden der Nerven wissenschaftsgeschichtlich weit größere Bedeutung zu. Valentin suchte hierin eine allgemeine Theorie der Struktur des Nervensystems aufzustellen, mit dem Ziel „to discover the Urtypus of ganglionic organization that was applicable to all parts of the nervous system in humans and that also formed a link between nervous organization in vertebrate and invertebrate animals.“ „[Valentin] set out to find a typical histological structure that would unify the two departments of the vertebrate nervous system: the cerebrospinal and the vegetative.“ [Clarke/Jacyna, 1987, S., 71ff.]. Der Stellenwert eines Meilensteines der Neurophysiologie verdankt sich zum einen der in dieser Schrift erstmals hervorgehobenen Bedeutung der globulae des Ganglions für Funktion und Struktur des Zentralnervensystems, zum anderen der mustergültigen Beschreibung der einzelnen Nervenzelle in Wort wie Bild („his illustration is the first of its kind in biological literatur“, [Clarke/O‘Malley, 1968, S. 43]) und nicht zuletzt einer minutiösen Beschreibung der elementaren Bausteine des Nervensystems.

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        Wordsworths Poetical Works

      A very nice William Wordsworth book of his poems which measures 18.5cm by 12cm by 3.5cm.  Book dates from early 19th century I think around about 1836.  There is photographic illustrations by Payne Jennings also in the book.  The book is in a very good condition, does have fading to the spine from sunlight I presume. Pages are clean with no marks or tears.  Outside cover have gold gilt edge, there is slight wear and tear to the corners of the book.  Have several good pictures, so can email to you if you wish. 

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        The rivers of France / from drawings by J.M.W. Turner, R.A

      London : Published for the proprietor by Longman, Rees, Orme, Brown, Green & Longman ..., [1836?]-1837, 1836. Physical description [124] p., [60] leaves of plates : ill. ; 8°. Notes; The title-page is engraved and bears a vignette of the Chateau Gaillard.The text is by Leitch Ritchie with English and French on opposite sides of the same leaf. Published in parts, probably between 1836 and 1837. Part numbers appear bottom centre on many leaves. The plates and text originate from "Turner's annual tour" 1833-1835. The plates bear the imprint of John McCormick, and sometimes of Asher, Berlin. They were printed by McQueen and engraved by many hands, led by Robert Brandard and J.T. Willmore. Subjects; Turner, J. M. W. (Joseph Mallord William), 1775-1851. Rivers - France - Pictorial works. Rivers in art. France - Description and travel. Other names; Ritchie, Leitch, 1800?-1865. McCormick, John, fl. 1836?-1844?, [publisher.] McQueen, William Benjamin, d. 1843, [printer.] Brandard, Robert, 1805-1862, [engraver.] Willmore, James Tibbetts, 1800-1863, [engraver.] Referenced by: Nash, Paul W., Savage, Nicholas, et al., Early printed books 1478-1840: catalogue of the British Architectural Library Early Imprints Collection (London: Bowker-Saur/Saur, 1994-2003), 3364. provenance; from the library of oswald Smith with his bookplate. Very good copy in the original, elaborately blind-tooled, full calf. Professionally and period-sympathetically re-backed with the title blocked direct in gilt and blind-tooling to the compartments; very impressively finished. Remains a particularly well-preserved example; tight, bright, clean and strong. All edges gilt.

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        FROM THE POETICAL WORKS OF ROBERT MONTGOMERY WITH STUNNING FORE-EDGE PAINTING

      London: W Mason and Son. Very Good+ with no dust jacket. 1836. Presumed 1st. Hardcover. POETRY; Decorative Binding; Fore Edge Painting; We fit archival quality clear acrylic covers for additional protection whenever possible. ; fore edge; 12mo 7" - 7½" tall; 324 pages; SELECTION FROM THE POETICAL WORKS OF ROBERT MONTGOMERY with stunning fore edge painting. With introductory remarks and an appendix containing extracts from satires, notes, etc. All edges gilt. Bound in deluxe full grained black leather with decorative gilt spine. Fore edge painting vividly depicts a river scene which appears to be Oxford England in the early 19th century. Sewn in silk marker ribbon. .

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        Le Roman de Brut par Wace PoËte du XIIe SiËcle. PubliE pour la PremiEre Fois d'aprËs les Manuscrits des BibliothËques de Paris. Avec un Commentaire et des Notes par M. Le Roux de Lincy [With:] Analyse critique et littEraire bu Roman de Brut

      Rouen: ‹duoard FrËre, ‹diteur, 1836-1838. First edition, one of 40 large paper copies on vElin (with watermarks J, D). ImprimE par NicEtas Periaux, rue de la VicomtE, 55. 2 vols., Large 8vo (11 x 7-1/2 inches). 5 Facsimiles. cxxxvii, [2], 395, [4]; 366, [1], 174 pp. Nineteenth century boards, morocco labels (rubbed), uncut. Some rubbing to extremities, spine ends bumped, scattered foxing (pp. lxxxix- xcvi somewhat browned). Very good. Brunet V, 1393; FrËre II, 614; Graesse VI (2), 406; Vicaire VII,1144; Viollet-le-Duc I, 49; Bossuat 3708 . The Roman de Brut, a paraphrase of Geoffroy of Monmouth's Historia Regum Britanniae, chronicles in verse the early British kings. Wace's poem is the earliest surviving text that discussing the origins of the King Arthur's Round Table. The regular edition (on laid paper) measures 22-23 cm in height; this copy is almost five centimeters taller. A soundly edited, important work in a beautifully produced edition

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        The Works of Richard Bentley:

      - London - Francis Macpherson, 1836 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. First edition. An uncommon complete set of The Works of Richard Bentley containing to volumes one and two: Dissertations Upon the Epistles of Phalaris, Themistocles, Socrates, Euripides, and Upon the Fables of Aesop; Also, Epistola Ad Joannem Millium and to volume three: Sermons Preached At Boyle's Lecture; Remarks Upon A Discourse of Free-Thinking; Proposals for an Edition of the Greek Testament, Etc. , Etc. In three volumes complete. First edition thus. Edited with notes by the Rev. Alexander Dyce. Richard Bentley (1662 - 1742) was an English classical scholar, critic, and theologian. He was Master of Trinity College, Cambridge. Bentley was the first Englishman to be ranked with the great heroes of classical learning and was known for his literary and textual criticism. Called the founder of historical philology, Bentley is credited with the creation of the English school of Hellenism. He inspired generations of subsequent scholars. Alexander Dyce (1798 - 1869) was a Scottish dramatic editor and literary historian. He also edited Richard Bentley's work (18361838). Condition: Rebound in half crushed morocco bindings with marbled paper covered boards. Externally, in excellent condition with only the odd mark. Internally, firmly bound. Bright and generally clean but with the odd spot and handling mark and slight foxing to endpapers. Overall: NEAR FINE.

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        On the Brain of the Negro, compared with that of the European and the Orang-Outang

      London, Taylor 1836. 30 cm. (2), 31 (pag. 497-527), (1) Seiten mit 6 lithographierten Tafeln von J. Basire nach Zeichnungen des Verfassers und anderen. Umschlag der Zeit - Hirsch / Hübotter V, 587 - DSB XIII, 402 ff. - Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society, 1836, II. - Erstausgabe seiner berühmten Schrift, die ein Jahr vor der deutschen Ausgabe erschien. Tiedemann (1781 - 1861) promovierte 1804 in Medizin an der Universität Marburg, war Professor der Zoologie und vergleichenden Anatomie in Landshut und für Anatomie in Heidelberg. Er publizierte unter anderem über Zoologie, das Fischherz, Anatomie von Reptilien, Amphibien und Vögeln. Sein wissenschaftlicher Schwerpunkt lag aber auf der Erforschung des menschlichen Gehirns und in Heidelberg, durch die Zusammenarbeit mit dem Chemiker Leopold Gmelin, auf der Verdaunung. Hierzu veröffentlichte Tiedemann unter anderem Untersuchungen zum Vergleich des Hirnbaus beim menschlichen Fötus und bei Tieren und über den Verdauungsstoffwechsel. "In 1836 he published, in English, what may be considered one of the earliest basic works of physical anthropology, On the Brain of the Negro Compared With That of the European and the Orang-Outang. In this surprisingly modern study, Tiedemann showed that, in contrast to the large difference between the forebrains of apes and men, no substantial differences could be found between the brains of the races of men; although the majority of Negro skulls and cranial cavities that he studied were smaller than those of European specimens, they had, by his measurement, contained brains as large and as heavy. He further stated his finding that there was no area of intellectual activity in which Negroes could not perform as well as European whites, and concluded that there was no natural formation or disposition of the brain in Negroes that would substantiate the notion of their predestined subservient state." (DSB) - Umschlag Feuchtigkeitsspuren, Tafeln etwas stockfleckig. - Sprache: Englisch / English -

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        Travels and Adventures in Eastern Africa,

      London: Edward Churton,, 1836. Descriptive of the Zoolus, their Manners, Customs, etc. etc. With a Sketch of Natal. 2 volumes octavo (191 × 117 mm) Contemporary tan calf, red and green morocco labels, raised bands, spine gilt in compartments with French fillet panels gilt, boards panelled in blind and gilt, gilt edge-rolls, marbled edges and endpapers. Lithographic frontispiece and a lithographic plate to each, folding map of Port Natal laid down on linen. A little rubbed and soiled, head-caps very slightly chipped, upper joints just starting towards the tail, light toning, the map a little foxed, but overall a very pleasing copy. First edition. Born in Canterbury into the flourishing Jewish mercantile community in Kent, in 1822 Nathaniel Isaacs was sent to join his uncle, Solomon Isaacs the "merchant king of St Helena" (ODNB), continuing in 1825 to the Cape to join a party intending to monopolise the ivory trade. "In the absence of reliable evidence it is difficult to establish an accurate historical context for the white traders at Port Natal during the 1820s. Isaacs's early biographers noted his 'pioneering' qualities and his presence as a white explorer in the Shakan Zulu state. However, more recent researchers have moved away from this kind of depiction and have noted various kinds of interaction between the trading group and indigenous communities, based on trade in ivory." Returning to England in 1832 he tried various methods to encourage the Government to annex Natal, more formal methods having failed, the present work was published by way of propaganda; "Isaacs's publication thus became the earliest European writing on Shaka and the Zulu in the Natal region…like other narratives on Shaka, [it] was more in the nature of a character assassination than an objective account. His negative depiction of Shaka was clearly motivated by his desire to secure Natal as a political and economic sphere of British imperial expansion." In this context it is interesting that the superb plates after the portraitist William Bagg show Shaka and various Zulu "types" very much in the image of romantic "noble savages." Repeatedly refused land grants in Natal, Isaacs moved his sphere of operations to West Africa, establishing his trading headquarters in Old Calabar and purchasing property in Freetown in Sierra Leone, later buying the island of Matacong, an enclave beyond the reach of the customs authorities. Accusations on involvement in the slave trade forced him to escape to England, but charges were dropped when the evidence was lost at sea. He retired to England in 1868, dying in Cheshire in 1872 aged 64.

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        A new chart of the world

      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.

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        Description historique et pittoresque du Département de la Somme. (2 Bde., compl.).

      Amiens, Ledien, 1836 - Gr.8°, 359 u. 350 S., m. 12 (von 16 aufgeführten) u. 6 (compl.) Lithographien., OHLdr., goldgepr. Deckel u. Rücken m. 5 Zierbünden, Schmuckvs., Kopfgoldschnitt, sonst unbeschn., Min. berieben, Name auf 1. Vakats., min. stockfleckig, Bd. 2: untere Ecke min. wasserrandig, insgesamt schöne Exemplare. Suivie d?une biographie des hommes célèbres de ce Département. Lithographien v. Delaporte, mit Abbildungsverzeichnis u. Register. Mit umfangreichen Anmerkungen. Text frz.Dusevel, Hyacinthe (1796-1881), Historien et archéologue. Inspecteur des monuments historiques du département de la Somme à Amiens, ancien avoué (cour royale d'Amiens). 1800 gr. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        [Skandinaviens Fiskar, målade efter lefvande exemplar och ritade på sten af Wil. von Wright, med text af B. Fr. Fries [and others]

      Stockholm: P. A. Norstedt & Söner, 1836-1857]. 1 volume (bound from the 10 original parts), quarto. (11 1/2 x 9 5/8 inches). Upper wrapper to part I bound as title. 63 plates (60 lithographed by Wilhelm von Wright [59 of these hand-coloured], 3 uncoloured engraved plates at the end lettered A- C). Modern green morocco gilt by Hedberg of Stockholm, covers with double- fillet gilt borders and small cornerpieces with fish motifs (these are repeated on dentelles), spine in six compartments with raised bands, lettered in gilt in the second, the other compartments with repeat tooling in gilt, gilt turn-ins, marbled endpapers, original yellow, orange or light blue paper wrappers bound in (the upper wrapper to part one bound as a title, the others bound at the back, top edges gilt, others uncut, slipcase. Very rare work on the fish of Scandinavia: there is only one other copy listed as having sold at auction in the past thirty years. The chief glory of this work is the series of excellent finely hand-coloured lithographs, the work of Wilhelm von Wright (1810-1887). He was a Finnish- born natural history painter, illustrator and lithographer of rare talent. The middle of three brothers who made their living as painters, illustrators or naturalists, he moved to Stockholm in 1828 to assist his eldest brother Magnus with his work on his Svenska Foglar. The publication of the present work (Wilhelm's masterpiece) began in 1836 and was completed with the help of his younger brother Ferdinand in 1857. One of the great early works on the ichthyology of northern Europe, it was issued in ten parts (including the supplement ) with the plates either uncoloured or finely hand-coloured (as here). Wilhelm von Wright, who had taken Swedish nationality in 1834, married in 1845, settled in Marieberg in Bohuslän, and spent the rest of his working life in Sweden. The text was started by the director of the Natural History Museum in Stockholm Professor Fries and, after his early death, was completed by C.U. Ekström and Fries' successor at the Natural History Museum Dr. Sundevall. BM (NH) II, p.622; Nissen Fischbücher 56; Nissen ZBI 1435.

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        Autograph Letter, signed ("N Webster") to Henry Henrick, newspaper editor in Knoxville, attacking Lyman Cobb

      New Haven, oct. 26 1836. 4to. 1-1/2 pp. With integral blank, addressed and postmarked on verso, minor soiling, remains of seal, old folds, very good, housed in a custom blue morocco-backed folding case . Webster thanks Henrick, evidently editor of a newspaper in Knoxville, for inserting Webster's "Caution" about the pirated Speller circulating in the market, then turns to the career of his arch-rival in the battle over the American Speller, Lyman Cobb. Webster pours out his feelings: "- He is an extraordinary man. His history is shortly thus. He was a poor boy in Lenox, Mass. Mr. Kamlin the printer here was in school with him. He afterwards lived with a Mr. Bosworth of Albany, as a menial, but I am told he was addicted to lying for which he was flogged. He thus ran away & the first thing Bosworth heard form him was, he had made a Spelling Book. It seems he went westward & kept school, then in Walker's Dictionary adopted his plan of spelling & pronunciation. After he published his Sp Book, he attacked MINE, marked every thing in which I differ from Walker, published a long series of papers against me, first in an Albany paper, then in a pamphlet, which he sent by mail into all quarters. When my Dictionary appeared, he again wrote against me in a New York paper, finding fault with my discrepancies of orthography, published a pamphlet which you have doubtless seen - In his book as many plagiarisms form my dictionary, as there are in his little reticule." As for the battle between Cobb's Speller and Webster's, according to Morgan in NOAH WEBSTER (1975), p. 190, "Although Cobb did not surrender, he had to fight a long retreat, and Webster's book ultimately won the war -"

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        Notice. About Twenty Young Able Bodied Farm Laboring Servants, Newly Married (Or with Not Exceeding One Child Each) Are Required to Go to North America, in the Month of May, Next. To Be Engaged for a Term of 5 Years, and Allowed 17 [Pounds] Per Annum Wages, with Board and Lodging for Themselves and Families, Free of Cost. If the Parties Be Desirous of Returning to England at the Expiration of Their Engagements, a Free Passage Will Be Provided Them, But If They Wish to Remain in North America, and That Their Conduct Has Given Satisfaction to Their Employers, a Grant of Land, Free of Cost, Will Be Made to Them. Any Persons Who May Desirous of Accepting the Proposed Terms, Are Requested to Attend at Mr. Wm. Skelton's Office, Sutton Bridge, on

      London: H.K. Causton 1836, 1st Edition. (Broadside) Fine. Sheet (22 X 28 cm. Series: Great Britain Colonial Office..

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        Selection of Games at Chess, Actually Played in London, by the late Alexander M'Donnell, Esq

      vii+280 pages with appendix. Octavo (8 1/4" x 5 1/4") bound in three quarter leather with marbled boards with gilt lettering to spine. (Whyld: 1836-13) 1st edition.Alexander McDonnell (1798-1835) was the son of a Belfast doctor and the strongest player from either Britain or Ireland before the rise of Staunton. In contemporary publications his name was sometimes printed as M'Donnell and he is not to be confused with the Dublin-born Rev G.A. MacDonnell (1830-1899) who had some good results in the 1860s and 1870s and lived until 1899. McDonnell is best known for being the loser of the first known Evans Gambit game (to Capt. William Evans himself) and for his marathon series of matches against the French champion Labourdonnais in 1834. (Tim Harding)Condition:Corners bumped, rebacked with original spine, previous owner's name liberally stamped through out, some occasional light pencil marginalia, front end papers with various notes and writing from previous owners with their names, a previous owners' name on title else good to very good of a scarce item.

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        Reminiscences Of A Literary Life with Anecdotes of Books and of Book Collectors

      VG+. London, John Major, 1836. First Edition. Octavo Ð 22.9 cm. Vol. 1: frontis., [xxxii] including subscribers list, 555 pp., illustrated.; Vol. 2: frontis., 556 - 982 pp., Index. 10 steel-engraved plates (including portrait frontispiece) and many wood-engraved illustrations. Contemporary half-Morocco and marbled boards. Slight wear to extremities of boards; interior very clean, crisp and complete with no foxing, and no prior ownership markings. Top edge gilt, 5 ribbed spine with gilt medallions and gilt stamps. Very Good+ and complete set of an important work.& & This two-volume autobiography of Thomas Frognall Dibdin (1776-1847) reveals the background and mindset of this fascinating character. Dibdin is best known for helping to stimulate interest in bibliography and for his enthusiasm in promoting book collecting among the aristocracy, adopts a conversational and anecdotal tone as he shares the details of his life and work with the reader.Described by the author as 'a storehouse of biographical and bibliographical anecdote', this two-volume autobiography, published in 1836, recounts the life and work of the renowned English bibliographer Thomas Frognall Dibdin (1776-1847). Dibdin focuses especially on his formative years, his publications and his love of books and libraries.

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        Reminiscences of a Literary Life; by the Reverend Thos. Frognall Dibdin, D.D

      London: John Major 71 Great Russell Street 1836 London: John Major, 71, Great Russell-Street, 1836. First Edition, with subscxriber's list in Volume One. 2 vols., 8vo. Frontispiece portrait & Library in Vol. II, Illustrated. 556, 44 (index); 557-982 pp. Bound in contemporary pebbled crimson morocco, t.e.g. Bookplates of Henry Clements and Stuart Schimmel. Lowndes I, 642

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        The Confessions of an Elderly Gentleman

      38 - London - Longman, Rees, Orme, Brown, Green and Longman, 1836 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. First edition. A scarce pair of novels by The Countess of BlessingtonThe Confessions of an Elderly Gentleman and The Confessions of an Elderly Lady. Both illustrated with portraits from highly finished drawings by E. T. Parris. Both are first editions. To The Confessions of an Elderly Gentlemanthere are six female portraits and to The Confessions of an Elderly Lady there are eight portraits. Marguerite Gardiner, Countess of Blessington (1789 - 1849) was an Irish novelist. Edmund Thomas Parris (1793 - 1873) was an English history, portrait, subject, and panorama painter, book illustrator, designer and art restorer. He was appointed history painter to Queen Adelaide, Queen Consort of William IV, and painted Queen Victoria's coronation in 1838 and the Duke of Wellington's funeral in 1852. Previous owner's ink inscriptions to titles, previously crossed out. Condition: In diced calf bindings. Externally, generally smart but with slight wear to extremities and occasional rubbing and marks to boards and ink annotation to spine label. Three hinges slightly strained. Internally, firmly bound but with frontispiece starting slightly to one volume. Bright and generally clean throughout with only occasional spots, mostly to plates, and handling marks. OVerall: VERY GOOD.

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        VOYAGES OF CAPTAIN JAMES COOK, AROUND THE WORLD, Comprehending A History of the South Sea Islands &c. &c

      London: William Wright, 1836. 2 volumes. An early octavo edition with engraved plates. Engraved frontispiece, title page and a number of full page engravings in each volume. 8vo, contemporary dark blue calf and marbled boards, elegantly tooled and lettered in gilt within compartments between flat bands the spines. 488, 457 pp. A very handsome set, still in very good order and with only light rubbing or evidence of use. A well preserved set of this scarce book, engravings in good order and with some of the usual mellowing. A HANDSOME EARLY SET WITH ENGRAVED PLATES. Cook was dispatched as a Lieutenant by the Admiralty (at the insistence of the Royal Society) to observe the 1769 transit of Venus across the face of the sun and to seek out the much discussed southern continent. His ship Endeavour set sail from Plymouth on 25th August 1768 with, amongst others, Joseph Banks (from the Royal Society), the Swedish naturalist Dr. Daniel Carl Solander and the artist Sydney Parkinson. They sailed via Madeira and Tierra del Fuego to Tahiti, arriving there in April 1769 where the transit was successfully recorded in June of that year. From Tahiti Cook sailed to the South Pacific in search of the supposed great southern continent, first striking the Society Islands before reaching New Zealand, whose coast he spent six months surveying in great detail. He surveyed the whole East Coast of New Holland, naming it New South Wales. Botany Bay was named for the great variety of new species found there. On the return voyage he proved that New Guinea was not a part of Australia. Upon his return to England, Cook was promoted to the rank of Commander, and in the following year set out in command of the Resolution heading again for the Pacific. The purpose of this voyage was to Òexamine and determine once and for all, the question of the supposed great southern continentÓ, (now known as Antarctica). This voyage ended successfully in Plymouth, England. On his third voyage,"Cook sailed from Plymouth July 11, 1776, and reached the coast of western North America in March, 1778, at about latitude 44 degrees north. He sighted Cape Flattery but saw nothing of the Straits of Juan de Fuca, whose existence he believed to be imaginary. He beached his boats in Nootka Sound on Vancouver Island, and then made land again in the Alaskan regions where the Russians had already made contact. He visited Prince William Sound and Cook's Inlet and sailed into the Bering Sea as far as Cape Prince of Wales, Icy Cape, and East Cape before he met his death. His explorations were continued in the northern latitudes by Captain Clerke, who coasted Kamtschatka and made the high latitude of 70 degrees north. After his death at Petrapavlovsk the command fell to Captain Gore, of the 'Discovery'. His journal supplies further matter for this voyage." (Cox) Cook's third voyage differed from the first because the scene of discovery was largely the North Pacific and North American coast as Cook was seeking a northwest passage to Europe. On the return trip a stop at the Sandwich Islands (Hawaii) proved disastrous when Cook met his death there at the hands of natives. For this reason volume three was written not by Cook but by Capt. James King. This volume provides the reader with the opportunity to examine and discover all three voyages that paved the way for circumnavigation in all future years.

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        General Karte von Vorderindien, zur Übersicht der Hauptverhältnisse. Den Manen James' Rennell dargebracht

      Altkolorierte Kupferstich-Karte von A. Schmidt aus dem Berghaus' Atlas von Asia bei Perthes, Gotha 1836. 92.5x64.5 cm. - Engelmann, Geogr. I, S. 125 - Engelmann. Berghaus S. 128 - Großformatige (Adlerformat) Karte Indiens mit Sri Lanka (Ceylon), den Lakkadiven und Malediven, Bangla Desh, Nepal, Bhutan, Pandschab, Kaschmir und Teilen von Tibet; im Norden begrenzt durch Peschawar, Srinagar und den Himalaya. Eingesetzt sind 2 kleine Karten: a) Assam und Arakan und b) der Unterlauf des Indus von Schikarpur bis zur Mündung. Durch geographische, politische und statistische Angaben im Kartenfeld ist dieses Blatt ein interessantes Zeitdokument, so finden sich u.a. Gipfel des Himalaya (Nr. 1 - 20), Höhenverhältnisse, Militär-Divisionen, meteorologische und hydrometrische Angaben, statistische Übersicht über das Indo. Britische Reich (nach Montgomery Martin's History of the British Colonies, London 1834), politische Einteilung Indiens und Ceylons. Die vom Kartographen Heinrich Berghaus in einer Anmerkung angekündigte Monographie über Indien ist nie erschienen. Gewidmet ist das Blatt dem britischen Geographen und Historiker James Rennell, der lange als Vermesser für die Britische Ostindien-Kompagnie tätig war. Detaillierte Karte des indischen Subkontinentes in bestem Erhalt.

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        Wanderings and Excursions in North Wales and South Wales (2 vols)

      C Tilt, Simpkin and Co. Wrightson and Webb., London. Brimingham. 1836 - Uniformly bound in half red morocco with red marbled boards, some gilt tooling, corners and edges lightly bumped and worn. Spines, raised bands, decorative gilt tooling, edges rubbed. Internally, marbled endpapers, armorial bookplate of James Walter to fpds, text block edges in gilt, minimal browning and spotting. Vol 1, [1836], North Wales, tissue guarded frontis and the additional engraved title page present, [12], [1], 2-261 pp, [1], [2] index, 51 pls. Vol 2, South Wales, [1837], half title, tissue guarded frontis and the additional engraved title page present, [14], [1], 2-268 pp, [2] index, 48 pls. A nice set, clean and tight, superbly bound. (Holloway 117. Anderson 339/341. Lowndes 2127. Allibon3 1865) Roscoe, writer and translator, whose abundant production over a quarter of a century consists chiefly of translations and travel writing. His translations include works of scholarship: a History of the Literature of the South of Europe (4 vols., 1823) from the original by J. C. L. de Sismondi, a History of Painting in Italy (6 vols., 1828) from the original by L. A. Lanzi, and The Life and Writings of Miguel de Cervantes (1839) from the original by Martín Fernández de Navarrete. His translations of literary works include the eleven volumes of The Italian Novelists, German Novelists, and Spanish Novelists (1825, 1826, 1832). 1831 saw the earliest of his many biographical and critical notices prefacing editions of English eighteenth-century writers such as Fielding and Smollett in The Novelists Library series. See ODNB. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        THE DEBILITATED SITUATION OF A MONARCHICAL GOVERNMENT WHEN PUFFED UP BY PRIDE AND SELF- IMPORTANCE, WHOSE RESOURCES MUST BE WRUNG FROM THE PEOPLE'S HANDS...THE FLOURISHING CONDITION OF A WELL-FORMED, INDUSTRIOUS REPUBLIC. THE WILLINGNESS DISPLAYED BY THE CITIZEN OF A FREE STATE TO SERVE HIS COUNTRY WITH HIS BLOOD AND FORTUNE [dual caption title]

      [Most likely Philadelphia, but possibly London. 1836].. Lithograph, sheet size: 15 3/4 x 17 3/4 inches. Six small closed tears along left edge, all of them one-half inch or less, far from the image and below the mat line. A fresh, clear, dark impression. Near fine. Matted. An impressive and handsome lithographic print, forcefully illustrating the differences between the strong, wealthy, and secure United States and the corrupt, bankrupt, and fearful French monarchy in the 1830s. The image shows President Andrew Jackson and a group of six Americans standing on the left, facing King Louis Philippe, and six Frenchmen standing on the right, the two parties separated by a narrow strip of water symbolizing the Atlantic Ocean. Jackson holds in his hand the treaty of July 4, 1831, made between the United States and France to settle the issue of outstanding debts (in the amount of some twenty-five million francs) caused by French depredations during the Napoleonic Wars. The French were to pay over a number of years, but soon pled poverty and balked on their payments. This is symbolized in the illustration by an overturned treasure chest on the French side, with no money in it, but with unpaid bills spilling out, including those for the army and the civil list. Louis Philippe holds in his hand a slip of paper reading: "fortunate speculation 25 millions." By contrast, the chest on the American side is filled with bags of money, showing the great government surpluses available at the time. The American treasure chest has an image of the U.S. Capitol on its lid and is surrounded by books, including a biography of Washington and another listing great American military victories. The Americans are shown as confident and prosperous, and include a young sailor waving his cap, and a plainly dressed citizen holding a rifle and bayonet. The Frenchmen, by contrast, look fearful and apprehensive, and one of them is a sailor being impressed into service. Three French ships are seen in the background, facing off against three American ships, including the Constitution ("Old Ironsides") and the New Orleans. This evokes the determination of Jackson to settle the issue by force if necessary, and the fact that naval conflict over the French non- payment was a very real possibility. The caption notes that in "monarchical governments" resources must be "wrung from the people's hands," whereas in a republic citizens willingly sacrifice their blood and fortune for their country. The lack of an imprint has led some to put forth London as the place of production for this print. A delightful lithograph, evocatively demonstrating growing American power and prosperity during the "Era of Good Feelings," especially in contrast with a decrepit, monarchical Europe. REILLY, AMERICAN POLITICAL PRINTS 1836-2. NEVINS & WEITENKAMPF, A CENTURY OF POLITICAL CARTOONS, pp.46-47. WEITENKAMPF, POLITICAL CARICATURE IN THE UNITED STATES, p.42.

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

      London: Charles Knight, 1836. 1st, 2nd issue. Hard Cover. Very Good+. First edition, second issue. (xiii, 351 pp.). 12mo, twenty engraved illustrations, map, frontispiece; in three quarter leather and fancy marbled paper, impressed decoration and title. A nice copy of Traill's first book in bespoke binding, now become quite scarce. Lightly rubbed at the corners and along the spine edges; the text very clean. Condition: Very Good+. & Traill's first book, according to Needler in Otonabee Pioneers, was intended 'to enlighten the people of the Old Country on Canada, and to encourage immigration,- not to discourage it, as her sister Mrs. Moodie [who suffers at Needler's hands] did in Roughing It in the Bush'. Earlier, Needler writes, '.for seven years the Traills lived the stern life of pioneers making themselves a home in the unbroken forest land of the upper Otonabee. Here, in the midst of such hardships as she could never have dreamt of as she left her home in the Suffolk countryside, Catharine Parr Traill found time to write the long letters on the experiences of the first four years that make up her book.', In History of the Book in Canada, George L. Parker in his article "Courting Local and International Markets" says, 'Almost as disheartening [as the fortunes of John Richardson, author of Wacousta] were the circumstances of the Strickland sisters, who arrived in 1832, both recently married to half-pay officers, and ready to carve out homes in the wilderness near Lakefield, Upper Canada. In England they and their sisters [who remained in England] had turned to writing as a source of financial support after their father's bankruptcy and death. They were in desparate financial straits through the 1830s and quite unsuited to pioneer life, but they exploited their hard-ships in best-selling books about genteel upper-middle-class emigrants. Traill sent descriptive letters to her sister Agnes Strickland [author of the successful Lives of the Queens of England], who used her own reputation and influence to have Charles Knight issue these as The Backwoods of Canada.in his Library of Entertaining Knowledge' (349). According to Parker, Traill's first book, though it received good reviews, was reprinted several times (notably in an edition which included chapters on the Rebellion of 1837) and was translated into French and German, earned its author all of 125 Pounds-- hardly a ticket out of the wilderness (395). Traill's principal later works include The Female Emigrant's Guide (1854), Canadian Wildflowers (1868), and Studies of Plant Life in Canada (1885)-- the latter two owe much to the lithographs contributed by Traill's niece Agnes FitzGibbon (later, Chamberlin).

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        HISTOIRE UNIVERSELLE (12 VOL SET - COMPLETE) L'Histoire Ancienne, Romaine et du Bas-Empire, 5th edition, ornee de gravures

      Paris: Furne Libraire / Fruger et Brunet, 1836. fifth edition. Hardcover. Very Good. 12 vol set, complete. Fifth edition.& 5 x 8 1/2 in. Text in French.& Brown polished quarter calf, with marbled boards. 46 B&W engravings, and 20 fold-out, hand-colored maps. All illustrations tissue-protected. Gilt lettering and decoration on spine, with embossed motif. Marbled endpapers. Condition of book is VERY GOOD ; & Spines very gently worn, leather remarkably good, corners and ends of spine very lightly worn. The maps colors are very fresh and the maps only have some faint foxing, if at all, while the B&W engravings vary as to foxing – the busts of emperors more so, the full illustrations less. Upper text block slightly darkened. Foxing throughout, sporadic, with owner's name in ink on some half title pages, otherwise very tight, solid copies, uniformly aged. & &

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        The Virginia Housewife: or, Methodical Cook. Stereotype Edition, with Amendments and Additions

      Baltimore: Published by John Plaskitt, 218 Market Street, 1836. Octavo, 180 pages. Fifth edition, Baltimore [1836] printing. Stereotyped plates for this edition were made in 1831 and used for later printings through 1860. The first edition was published in 1824. The first regional cookbook published in America. Karen Hess called this book "The most influential American cookbook of the nineteenth century... and a case may be made for considering it to be the earliest full-blown American cookbook" [from the introduction to the facsimile edition published by the University of South Carolina Press, 1984]. Some contemporary ink death notices to front endpapers. Light foxing and a bit of staining throughout. Pinholes to front and rear blanks and one or two text pages from clippings, etc. In original full brown speckled calf, with gilt-ruled, but unlabeled spine. Some loss to the foot of the spine and a spot of loss to the head. Still, a not unattractive copy of a book scarce in the market in all early printings. [Bitting page 388; Cagle 629 (this edition, 1831 printing); Lowenstein 203].

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        Observations of Nebulae and Clusters of Stars, made at Slough, with a Twenty-Feet Reflector, between the years 1825 and 1833. Offprint from the <i>Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society of London</i>London: Richard Taylor, 1833.

      First edition, the very rare offprint issue, of Herschel's famous 'Slough Catalogue,' which includes 2306 nebulae and star clusters, 525 of which were discovered by Herschel himself. (Parkinson, <i>Breakthroughs</i> 296). He was awarded the gold medal of the Royal Astronomical Society in 1836 for this work. Herschel was, together with his father William, the greatest discoverer of nebulae and star clusters. <br/><br/> Herschel explained his motivation for the present work in his <i>Account of some Observations made with a 20-feet Reflecting Telescope</i> (<i>Memoirs of the RAS</i>, Vol. II, 1826): 'The nature of nebulae, it is obvious, can never become more known to us than at present, except in two ways - either by the direct observation of changes in the form or physical condition of some one or more among them, of from the comparison of a great number, so as to establish a kind of scale or graduation from the most ambiguous, to objects of whose nature there can be no doubt.' The first way had been realised through his detailed observations of the Orion and Andromeda nebulae in his 1826 paper; the second was carried out in the years 1825-33, culminating in the present work. <br/><br/> "For his observations John Herschel used a reflector with an aperture of 18¼", which was completed in 1820. It used two mirrors, one made by his father alone and another one cast and ground under his father's supervision. The telescope resembles William Herschel's famous 'large 20ft'. When John Herschel started observing, his intention was not so much the discovery of new nebulae and star clusters but rather he wanted to re-examine the three catalogues of his father. The main goals were identification and determination of exact positions... <br/><br/> "John Herschel could observe a large fraction of his father's objects. Their data were partly confirmed, supplemented and corrected. Moreover, he discovered many new ones... John Herschel compiled a (pretty complete) catalogue of all non-stellar objects known up to 1833. The work meant real progress and became a great success, which was due to remarkable new features: absolute positions (for 1830), order by right ascension and new designation (h). The great homogeneity rests on the fact that all objects were observed and measured by John Herschel with the same telescope. The h-number got the new standard designation (e.g. h 50 = M 31)" (Steinicke, pp. 52-3). <br/><br/> Soon after the present work was published, on 13 November 1833, John and his family set sail for Cape Town, where he carried out, over the next four years, a similar survey of the southern sky. This work was published as <i>Results of astronomical observations made during the years 1834, 1835, 1836, 1837, 1838, at the Cape of Good Hope; being the completion of a telescopic survey of the whole surface of the visible heavens, commenced in 1825</i> (London, 1847), and did for the southern hemisphere what the present work did for the northern hemisphere: it described 4015 nebulae and star clusters. On his return to England, John continued his astronomical researches, which culminated in the <i>General Catalogue of Nebulae and Clusters of Stars</i> (1864), which contained 5,079 entries. In 1886, J. L. E. Dreyer was asked by the RAS to update the <i>General Catalogue</i>, leading to the publication of the <i>New General Catalogue</i> (NGC) in 1888. <br/><br/> While engaged in the work leading to the Slough catalogue, Herschel discovered between three and four thousand double stars. These were catalogued and described in a number of papers published in the <i>Memoirs of the RAS</i>. Offprints of two of these papers are bound with the Slough catalogue in the present volume: <i>Fifth Catalogue of Double Stars observed at Slough in the years 1830 and 1831 with a 20-feet Reflector; containing the Places, Descriptions, and measured Angles of Position of 2007 of those objects, of which 1304 have not been found described in any previous collection; the whole reduced to the epoch of 1830.0,</i> pp. [ii], 81; '<i>Notice of the Elliptic Orbit of &xi; Boötis, with a second approximation to the Orbit of &gamma; Virginis. To which is appended, a Notice of the Elliptic Orbit of &zeta; Coronae</i>', pp. [ii], 149-157 (both published in <i>Memoirs of the RAS</i>, Vol. VI, 1833). <br/><br/> Provenance: Purchased at the sale of Edwin R. W. Wyndham-Quin (1812-71), third Earl of Dunraven, was styled Viscount Adare from 1824 to 1850. On his graduation from Trinity College, Dublin in 1833, Adare's "interest in astronomy [was such that] he decided to establish an observatory on his estate at Adare Manor... [He] studied for three years at Dunsink Observatory under Sir William Rowan Hamilton. He threw himself into astronomy with such intensity that he damaged his eyesight through overuse of the telescopes and had to abandon his plans to establish an observatory at Adare" (<i>Dictionary of Irish Biography</i>). He was elected a Fellow of the Royal Society in 1834. <br/><br/> John Herschel (1792-1871) made a short journey to Ireland in 1827 where he met Hamilton, and it is probable that it was through him that Adare made Herschel's acquaintance. The closeness of their friendship is attested by a four-page letter from Adare to Herschel, dated 12 February 1833 and preserved in the Royal Society. Adare asks "whether your great work on the nebulae [i.e. the present work] will be published previous to your departure [to Cape Town]... I was reading lately with much interest your paper on double stars observed with the 7-foot equatorial, in which you have made remarks on the action of telescopes.' He goes on to discuss an improvement in his eye problems, observations that he and Thomas Romney Robinson had made with Mr. Cooper's telescope at Marktree in Co. Sligo ('when I begin about telescopes and stars I find it very difficult to stop'), and asks Herschel to congratulate Mrs. Herschel (whom he had obviously met) on the birth of a son. In later years Herschel sent Adare an inscribed and annotated copy of his translation of Schiller's <i>Der Spaziergang</i>. The present offprints must have been given to Adare by Herschel, but they are not inscribed. <br/><br/> DSB VI: 325; Parkinson <i>Breakthroughs</i> 296; W. Steinicke, <i>Observing and Cataloguing Nebulae and Star Clusters</i>, CUP, 2010.. Large 4to (275 x 218 mm), pp. [ii], 359-505, with eight engraved plates (with some spotting) drawn by Herschel and engraved by Js. Basire, each with a tissue guard. Bound with two other Herschel offprints (see above) in contemporary tan diced calf, sides with nesting blind double fillets and two different blind-ruled borders, area enclosed with an overall blind diced pattern, one spine panel with black morocco gilt lettering piece, another panel directly lettered in gilt, the remaining three panels with blind diced pattern, marbled endpapers. Pencilled shelf number 'C76' on verso of endpaper of Viscount Adare, of Adare Manor, Co. Limerick

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        Comentarii Di Medicina Opera Periodica

      - Padua - Coi Tipi Della Minerva, 1836 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. A very scarce set, Comentarii Di Medicina Opera Periodica is a medical periodical byGiovanni Filippo Spongia. Including tables,someof whichfold out. In four volumes complete. In Italian. Giovanni Filippo Spongia (1510 - 80) was a Doctor of Medicine, Bachelor and Master in Chemistry and Pharmacy, Director of the Civil Hospital of Padua, former Medical Assistant and Professor of Clinical Medicine and Medical Treatment Special Internal for Medici, former Deputy to thePathology and Medical Mattersin the University of Padua, an active member of Academy of Science, Literature and Artsof Padua. With chapters on Medicine, Anatomy, Pathology, Chemistry, Physiology, Botany, Meteorolgy, Surgery andPharamcology. With an index to rear of each volume. With &#39;Advertisement Ai Sigmpori Associato&#39; to rear to volume three. Ink inscription to front pastedown. Condition: In paper covered boards. Externally, generally sound but with some wear to extremities and handling marks to boards, slight loss to edges of spine labels and institutional stamps to spines. Front joint to volume one starting slightly, two hinges tender, one strained. Internally, firmly bound. Generally bright and clean throughout with onlyoccasional slight spot, minor foxing and handling mark and with institutional stamps. Overall: VERY GOOD.

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        The Natural History of Parrots. The Naturalist&#39;s Library. Ornithology. Vol VI

      EDINBURGH: W H LIZARS, 1836 A very good copy of the first edition with 30 hand coloured plates engraved from drawings by Edward Lear. In recent high quality red cloth binding with leather and gilt title label to spine. With half title; black and white frontispiece portrait of Thomas Bewick; hand coloured vignette title page with 2 parrots; 2 further title pages; an advertisement extolling the virtues of Edward Lear&#39;s pictures; contents listing; Memoir of Thomas Bewick (by the Reverend Turner); and text with 30 hand coloured plates. The binding and contents are in very good condition with exceptionally bright hand coloured plates. There is some light browning to the free endpapers. A lovely copy.

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        Narrative of a Journey to the Shores of the Arctic Ocean, in 1833, 1834, and 1835; Under the Command of Capt. Back, R.N

      London: Richard Bentley 1836, 1st Edition. () xv,(2),312; viii,321pp. Very good. Small Octavo 2 volumes. Bound in contemporary full polished navy morocco. Gilt rules to edges. Marbled endpapers and edges to match. Gilt spine with the titles in three panels. Half title in volume one. Frontispiece in each volume. Slight offsetting to the frontispieces. One other single page illustration. One full page map. Without the list of plates which is normal. 19th century armourial bookplate in each volume. A very attractive clean copy. Arctic Biblio. 8708. The first edition bound in two volumes is much scarcer than the later issue of the book bound in one. King&#39;s narrative is considerablely rarer than Back&#39;s account of their expedition down the Great Fish River. The second issue bound in one volume with an new title page was obviously bound up by King from the left over sheets and was to take advantage of the interest in the Franklin expedition. Rare Arctic Narrative.

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        The Funeral of Old Tammany. Printed broadside showing a funeral procession with the hearse in the lead being driven by the editor of the Courier and Enquirer. Among the mourners are also the editors for The Times and The Truth Teller. From various of the mourners are inscriptions inside balloons. To the right in the background is a view of Tammany Hall with a flag at half mast. Printed under the title is "This mournful ceremony took place in the City of New York on the 10th day of November 1836. The lamented individual had been long subject to a vast complication of disorders, whic[h] though combatted with great skill and perseverance by, Doctors, Humbug, Monopoly & Office, at last carried him off. The symptoms became extremely alarming on the 7th and th[e] danger continued to encrease &#39;till the evening of the 10th, when OLD TAMMANY gave up the ghost. A vast concourse of people followed the corpse to the grave, composed of all the office holders in the State, all the [p]ossessors of exclusive pri

      New York: H. R. Robinson, [ca. 1836]. Image area is approx. 19 1/4" l x 11 1/4", in 27 1/4" x 15 3/4" frame. . Some minor chipping, trimmed with minor loss to text, inked stamp in upper right corner above Tammany Hall ("From the United States Bazaar. No. 324 North Market St. Albany N.Y."), otherwise a very nice piece. See A History of American Graphic Humor, pp. 171-2 . The comments of the mourners include a fireman in the background asking "Who killed Old Tammany?" Another fireman beside him answers "James Gulick." This is a reference to the excitement of the election of Tammany opponent James Gulick, deposed Chief of the Fire Department, to the office of Register. Relatively little is known about Henry R. Robinson. He was located at 48 and 52 Courtlandt Street in New York in 1836-7, where he worked largely as a caricaturist. His primary output was graphic humor and political cartoons, and he drew on stone most of the unsigned prints he published. His cartoons "are important, and spirited, have long speeches in &#39;balloons,&#39; often appear colored, but are sometimes difficult to understand without delving into detailed history of the politics of the times." (Peters, American on Stone, pp. 337-8.) The only known historical reference to Robinson is in Frederick Hudson&#39;s History of Journalism in America (1873), which notes that Robinson "lined the curbstones and covered the old fences of New York with his peculiarly characteristic caricatures during Jackson&#39;s and Van Buren&#39;s administrations ... ."

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        Winkles&#39;s Architectural And Picturesque Illustrations Of The Cathedral Churches Of England And Wales; The Drawings Made From Sketches Taken Expressly For This Work, By Robert Garland, Architect. With Descriptions by Thomas Moule, With Historical and Descriptive Accounts

      London: Effingham Wilson and Charles Tilt, 1836, 1838, 1842. 3 volumes. First editions of each of the three volumes. With 181 fine steel engraved plates, including the frontispieces, being views and plans of 27 cathedrals. The plates in Volumes I and II are frin drawings by Robert Garland, those in Volume III are by various artists including Benjamin Baud, T.H. Shepard, William Warren, Garland and Hablot Knight Browne, and all are engraved by Henry and Benjamin Winkles. 4to, antique three-quarter dark green-black morocco over marbled boards, the spines with tall raised bands multi-ruled in blind, three compartments with large central gilt tools resembling a rose window, two compartments gilt lettered. xx, [4], 144; viii, [4], 140, xvi, [4], 160 pp. A well preserved and handsome set, text blocks clean and tight as are the plates, clean separation of text-block from front inner hinge in Vols I and II, easily refurbished and not affecting the quality of the books. FIRST EDITION OF THIS BEAUTIFUL AND VERY USEFUL AND IMPORTANT WORK. Benjamin Winkles &#147;Cathedrals&#148; is largely credited with inspiring the 19th century Gothic revival in British architecture. The work provides beautifully drawn and engraved naturalistic views of 27 of Great Britain&#39;s finest cathedral churches. A lion&#146;s share are by noted &#147;Surveyor to the Salter&#146; Robert Garland but other artist sinvolved include Hablot Knight Browne, the famous &#147;Phiz&#148; of Charles Dickens. The view renderings met with such high praise that they have been reprinted countless times including up to the present time, but the quality of these original prints, personally engraved and with all work supervised by Benjamin and Henry Winkles, remains unmatched. Cathedrals of Salisbury, Canterbury, York, St. Paul&#39;s, Wells, Rochester, Winchester, Lincoln, Chichester, Ely, Peterborough, Norwich, Exeter, Bristol, Oxford, Lichfield, Gloucester, Hereford, Worcester, Durham, Carlisle, Chester, Ripon, St. David&#39;s, Llandaff, St. Aspah & Bangor are included.

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