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        Autograph Letter Signed ("N Webster") to Henry Henrick, concerning some papers Webster has sent for printing in Knoxville newspapers, and enclosing a "Caution" to insert in the local paper

      New Haven, july 25 1836. 4to. One page. Addressed and postmarked on verso. Minor soiling, remains of seal, old folds; very good. Housed in a custom morocco-backed folding case . The great American lexicographer writes, at age 78, in part: "My Dear Sir, I have deposited in the post office for you a paper on my containing some remarks on Knoles' Dictionary & a paper on my TEACHER, a little book lately published ... I have a particular desire to have inserted extensively a short notice on the next folio. The publication of my Old Spelling Book is a most infamous trespass on me & a great injury ... " [James Knowles' PRONOUNCING AND EXPLANATORY DICTIONARY OF THE ENGLISH LANGUAGE had recently been published ( Dublin, 1835), as had his own THE TEACHER; A SUPPLEMENT TO THE ELEMENTARY SPELLING BOOK (New Haven, 1836)] Webster appends a note headed "CAUTION" on the verso of the conjugate leaf, sternly cautioning the public against purchasing his spelling book. "The editions in market are mostly pirated; & either by accident or for fraudulent purposes, the work has been altered, & ... thrown into such confusion, as to render it worse than useless."

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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.

      [Bookseller: The Book Collector]
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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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      [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 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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        Gypsies Ronda

      Sketches of Spain and Spanish Character, 1836.. Two tint lithograph. Original hand colouring. Very good condition. Size: 23 x 25.5 cm. (9 x 10 inches) View of the isolated hilltop town of Ronda in Andalusia from the gorge below. The Puente Nuevo, completed in 1793 can be seen towering 120 metres (390 ft) above the canyon floor. Ronda is home of the oldest bullring in Spain, Plaza de toros de Ronda which was built in 1784 by the architect José Martin de Aldehuela who also designed the Puento Nuevo.

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        THE ART OF BREWING AND FERMENTING, ...and the making of malt. ... : Also a description of the author&#39;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&#39;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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      London:: Chapman & Hall,. 1836.. 12mo. 1st edition (Eckel, pp 102-103). 49, [3 (blank)] pp. Trimmed edges.. Original printed wrappers. Chemised, and housed in a full green morocco solander slipcase. Accompanied by a bound copy of the 1884 Jarvis facsimile.. VG (some soiling & wear). Over, quite a respectable copy of this. delicate, emphemeral piece. Slipcase - spine sunned to tan,. otherwise VG+.. Early in his career, while busily at work on PICKWICK, Dickens found time to write this political tract (under this Sparks pseudonym) in support of the working man&#39;s freedom on the Sabbath, which was being threatened by Parlimentary action. This role of working man&#39;s champion was to continue throughout his life. The first edition of this work, in original wrappers, is quite scarce. . 4 plates.

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        Cary's New Plan of London, and its Vicinity.

      (London: G. & J. Cary), 1836. . Map dimensions 69.5 x 81 cm, overall dimensions 77 x 83 cm. An attractive and well laid out folding plan of London and its outlying regions. The plan shows the extents from Stoke Newington down to North Brixton and Stratford across to Paddington. Original colour to the principal roads, bodies of water and parks with the boundary of the Two-Penny Post area highlighted in red. The plan divided into squares with printed borders, lettered in the margins. Dissected into 28 sections and backed onto linen, the map folds into the original green marbled paper slipcase, publisher's printed label to the upper board, matching marbled paper to the folded end sections on map verso. Excepting some trivial wear to the extremities of the case and a few very minor blemishes to the map, an excellent example.

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      Baltimore: Lewis and Coleman, 1836.. viii,184pp. plus three folding maps. Original green ribbed cloth. Cloth a bit darkened and rubbed. Two closed tears in folding frontispiece map. Quite clean internally. Very good. This copy bears the ownership signature on the front pastedown of Admiral John A. Dahlgren of the United States Navy. Dahlgren, head of the Union Navy&#39;s ordnance department, developed several important innovations during the Civil War. A significant history of the Seminole War, by a participant. "Unsparingly critical of Jackson, Jesup and the Secretary of War" - Howes. The maps are "A Map of the Seat of War in Florida, 1836"; plans of the "Battle and Massacre Ground of Major Dade and Command Dec. 28th, 1835"; and "Camp Izard on the Ouithlacoochee River Feb. 29, 1836." Potter was a former United States military officer who was wounded at Camp Izard. CLARK III:225. HOWES P515, "aa." STREETER SALE 1236. SABIN 64673. FIELD 548, 1628. SERVIES 1902.

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        Narrative of a journey to the Zoolu country, in South Africa. By Captain Allen F. Gardiner, R.N., undertaken in 1835

      London: William Crofts. Very Good/No dust jacket. 1836. First Edition. Hardback. 8vo complete, 412 pages, Two folding maps, with outline coloring, 26 original lithographic plates with tissue guards, two fine coloured plates of figures which includes the frontispiece . Original cloth binding with gilt lettering to the spine, very good with a little general wear and rubbing, a little marked to the base of the spine (see images). Contents clean and tight, small partially rubbed out name to the very top of the front free endpaper, paste down a little marked, some staining to pages and plates, light toning to some pages, no annotation. A very good first edition copy with all plates present. .

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      Sydney, Printed at The Gazette Office for the Proprietor 1836. 8vo., original cloth binding, professionally recased, with original title label to spine. Folding map of Sydney by W. Wilson, dated 1836; highly decorative engraved title page with vignette of Sydney General Post Office; vii (Preface and Index), blank, xviii (Agricultural Calendar), 18pp. unpaginated (Principal Articles of the Calendar for the Year 1836), 410pp. (general text), 147pp. (General Post Office Directory). General text illustrated with 3 engraved plates of Code of Signals for the Colony; Telegraphic Numbers, Descriptive Flags and Marryat's Signals, all dated 1836. (NB. these 3 plates are numbered i, ii, and iv, so it is possible that iii is missing but there is no list of illustrations to check against and all other catalogue descriptions are vague on this point). Also contains a single page Table of the Rates of Postage and a folding Table of Distances. The Directory is illustrated with 6 engraved plates of Advertisements for Local Traders, printed in various colours and on varied colours of paper. (Traders are: R. Bourne, Woolen & Linen Drapers, Hosiers & Haberdashers, 37 Pitt Street; J.G. Hughes, Tea-Dealer, Grocer & Tobacconist, 15 Pitt Street; I.G. Maelzer, Tailor &c., 7 George Street; W. Moffitt, Bookseller and Stationer, 23 Pitt Street; Saml. Onions, Black & White Smith, Furnishing Ironmonger, 23 King Street; and J. Pritchard, Boot & Shoe Maker, No. 2 Colonnade, Bridge Street). Outer quarter of folding map of Sydney is missing and the remaining three-quarters are somewhat creased and foxed. Two folds have been repaired (almost invisibly). Light, occasional foxing throughout, somewhat heavier to prelims and a faint damp stain to top third of first 10pp. Slight scorch marks to corner of p.10 of the Directory. Overall a Very Good copy of extremely rare and fascinating volume. (Shelf: Office)

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        Details of Antient Timber Houses of the 15th & 16th Century. Gothic Furniture in the Style of the 15th Century. Designs for Gold & Silversmiths. Designs for Iron & Brasswork in the Style of the XV and XVIth Centuries

      London: Ackermann 1836, [1835], 1836, [1836]. . Four works bound in one volume, first editions, 4to. Hand coloured titles and a colophon plus 21, 24, 27 and 25 plates respectively, slight cracking of binding otherwise very good. Publisher&#146;s cloth, possibly later, some light marks, gilt titled spine, t.e.g. Four of Pugin&#146;s many influential architectural publications. Pugin was heavily involved in the design of the Houses of Parliament and other Gothic buildings, and designed numerous churches, including Southwark Cathedral. He was also a keen sailor - &#147;&#145;There is nothing worth living for,&#146; he is reported to have said, &#145;but Christian architecture and a boat.&#146;&#148; (DNB).

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        Lapides Capitolini sive fasti consulares triumphalesq romanorum ab urbe condita usque ad tiberium caesarem. [bound with] Le Rovine Del Castello dell&#39; Acqua Giulia; [and] Antichita di Cora

      Paris: Firmin Didot, 1836. Folio (leaves 593 x 425 mm), three works bound in one volume, collating: half-title, engraved title to Lapides capitolini, engraved dedication to Pope Clement XIII, single-leaf "Praefatio", large folding plate, 27 leaves of text numbered 1-53, engraved title to Le Rovine Del Castello dell&#39; Acqua Giulia, 6 introductory leaves numbered 1-11, 19 numbered engraved plates, engraved title to Antichita di Cora, 3 introductory leaves numbered 1-5 with preliminary and final engravings, 12 engraved plates, but numbered 1-10, complete. Five small (40 x 28 mm) library stamps from "Biblioteca E. de Ingenieros" dated 1882 (now defunct). One small marginal damp-stain to the first engraved title where it looks like something was washed from the margin, otherwise clean, fresh and untouched. Wide-margined plates virtually devoid of foxing and all impressions, sharp and clear. Remarkably preserved. In red pebbled cloth boards with quarter-leather spine. Fairly extensive wear to board edges and along the leather spine, but holding firm. & & Piranesi&#39;;s son, Francesco, took the original copper-plates for his father&#39;;s engravings to Paris in 1800, and, after falling into financial trouble, sold the plates to Firmin Didot. The complete Didot edition of Piranesi&#39;;s works, published variously between 1835 and 1839 from those original plates, is generally found in 27 volumes, with this being volume 9 (interestingly, our copy is numbered 5). Our copy is similar to the Peabody Copy in that it is printed on laid paper, without the sequential numbering of the plates (starting with 390 in Lapides) found in most copies, and that most visible watermarks correspond to Robison&#39;;s #93. This is thought to indicate an early issue of the Diderot edition and was described by Hind as the "Intermediate Paris Editions."& & A beautiful and erudite book by Piranesi, combining three theoretical works into one volume. The first book deals with an inscription on the Roman Forum which lists all the consuls, triumphs and games in Rome under the reign of Tiberius. The second book concerns the fountainhead of the Acqua Giulia, Rome, including maps of the ancient aqueduct system and other plans and details. The third book deals with the remains of ancient buildings in the city of Cori and provides some of the most profound and beautiful plates in the work. A scarce work on the market with individual plates bringing several hundred to a few thousand dollars and with complete Diderot sets fetching six-figures at auction.& & Wilton-Ely, "Giovanni Battista Piranesi: The Complete Etchings.

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        The Holy Bible, the Text According to the Authorized Version and a Commentary from Henry and Scott with Numerous Observations and Notes from Other Authors; Also the Marginal References, Maps of the Countries Mentioned in Scripture & Various Useful Tables

      London: The Religious Tract Society, 1836, 1837. Six volumes in the preferred bound as three format. A very early issue of the Tract Society&#146;s important scholarly version with commentary. With 8 maps, 6 of which printed in colour and 4 of which being folding. Large 8vo, contemporary full calf, the boards with chain tool boarders in blind and triple-line gilt frames, the spines beautifully gilt tooled in large compartments between double raised bands gilt tooled, two compartments with black morocco labels multi-ruled and lettered in gilt, board edges gilt tooled, turn-ins decorated in blind, endpapers, flies and page edges handsomely marbled. viii, 496; iv, 540; iv, 452; viii, 552; x, 562, viii, 524. A very well preserved and handsome set, the textblocks all quite fine, maps fine, second volume only with some chipping and loss to the front free-fly, the bindings handsome and proper with just a bit of minor wear or rubbing to the tips or extremities, less so then would be expected. A VERY HANDSOME SET OF THE IMPORTANT AND SCHOLARLY USEFUL BIBLE FROM THE RELIGIOUS TRACT SOCIETY. The Authorized Version augmented by extensive commentary, tables, notes, prefaces and arrangements. The bindings are likely publisher&#146;s originals, in which case we suspect this was their best format.

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        SKETCHES BY &#147;BOZ&#148;, Illustrative of Every-Day Life and Every-Day People. WITH SKETCHES BY &#147;BOZ&#148;, THE SECOND SERIES

      London: James Macrone, 1836, 1837. 3 volumes. First editions of both works. 8vo, in a fine full olive morocco binding signed by Zaehnsdorf, ruled in gilt on covers. Very fine gilt decorations and lettering between raised bands of the spine. Gilt turn-ins. Fine decorative end-papers. 348; 342; 377, 17 ads. pp. A fine set. Spines lightly toned to honey. RARE FIRST EDITIONS OF BOTH WORKS. SKETCHES BY BOZ was Dickens first work to be published in book form. &#147;It is a fact that first books by authors that go on to attain great eminence are the most difficult to acquire in collector&#146;s condition. Early in the collecting period of Dickens&#146; publications it seems that the very best copies came to the surface first. Then the state of the books began to wane until at the present period Sketches by Boz make an appearance far from satisfactory.&#148; This is especially true with Dickens. In addition to the importance of Dickens in world literature, this &#145;Sketches&#146; also features the light-hearted illustrations of George Cruikshank. The Second Series contains a catalogue of Macrone publications and features an ad for the novel GABRIEL VARDON by Charles Dickens, which would be reissued as BARNABY RUDGE. Dickens received only £400 as his share of the &#145;Sketches&#146; while Macrone received ten times that amount. Because &#145;Pickwick&#146; was by this time a &#147;stupendous&#148; success, Macrone decided to issue &#145;Sketches&#146; in monthly parts. He was the absolute owner of the copyright and so decided to &#147;press the popularity of the rising young author to the limit.&#148; But Dickens began to consider his deal with Macrone a bad one and backed by Chapman and Hall, bought the rights for £2250. As partners they published &#145;Sketches&#146; in parts and went on to publish the bulk of Dickens&#146; work.

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      [Mexico. Feb. 24, 1836].. Broadside, 8 x 10 inches. Blank integral leaf present. Split along lower third of spine, contemporary manuscript notations in left blank margin. Quite clean. Very good. An important official decree relating to the Indian wars in northern Mexico. It authorizes both the sale of gun powder in Chihuahua and Sonora (two territories where the Indians were most dangerous) at the price of six reals per pound and permits such government- sold powder to be used by settlers in their efforts to prevent the Indians from invading Mexico. The decree thus covers present-day Arizona. Rare. Not on OCLC.

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

      London: A.Spottiswoode for John Murray, 1836. 4to. (10 3/4 x 8 inches). 16 plates on India paper mounted, after Back (13) and B. Waterhouse Hawkins (3), (7 lithographed by Haghe or Day & Haghe, 9 steel-engraved by E. Finden), 1 folding engraved map, numerous illustrations. Expertly bound to style in half dark purple morocco over contemporary purple cloth boards, spine with raised bands in six compartments, ruled on either side of each band, lettered in the second and fourth compartments, marbled endpapers. Rare large-paper issue of the first edition: "One of the fundamental books on Arctic exploration" (Hill) and "one of the finest travel books of the nineteenth century" (Howgego). A large paper copy of this major source both in the early exploration of the Far North and its ethnology. "...Full of details of [Back&#39;s] ... commerce with the Cree, Chippewa, and Coppermine Indians..[this work is ] ... a fundamental source of information about Indian life along the route of the Arctic expedition" (Streeter). The narrative also contains valuable information on Arctic flora and fauna. The original primary intention of the expedition had been to aid the second expedition of Sir John Ross. News of Ross&#39;s safe return reached Back in April 1833 and he then pursued the expedition&#39;s secondary objectives. These were, firstly, to navigate the length of a river supposedly arising in the neighbourhood of the Great Slave Lake and running north to the Arctic sea, and then, secondly, to map as much as possible of the sea-coast. He was successful in both objectives, travelling 7,500 miles in total and traversing the full 440-mile length of the river (known as Thlueetessy by the Indians). The Great Fish River, as Back named it, has since become known as Back River. Arctic Bibliography 851; cf.BM (NH) I,p.81 (incorrect plate count); Field 63; Hill (2004) 42; cf. Howgego II:B3; Sabin 2613 (incorrect plate count); cf. Staton & Tremaine 1873 (octavo edition); Wagner-Camp 58b:1 (octavo edition).

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

      London: John Murray 1836, 1st large paper Edition. () x,[2],663,[1]pp. Very good. Quarto (24 X 29.5 cm.). Bound in two volumes in 19th century half morocco and green pebbled cloth boards. Morocco corners. Five raised bands. Sixteen mounted proof plates. Large folding map. Mild foxing to the blank endpapers at the front and back of each volume. Some light foxing to the margins of the plates. Generally a very clean copy with only very minor foxing in the text. Artic Biblio. 851; Streeter 3705. Back, who had been with Franklin on both of his overland expeditions, was here sent out to locate John Ross, unreported after three winters in the Arctic. He traveled overland to Great Slave Lake, where he received news of Ross&#39; return to England; Back however continued on, descending the Fish (now Back) River then unexplored, to the Arctic Ocean. This is the very scarce large paper Admiralty issue of the book. It was produced to match the quarto issue of Beechey&#39;s Narrative. With the bookplate of Philip Hammond in each volume and in gilt on the front board of each volume as well..

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

      London: A.Spottiswoode for John Murray, 1836. 1 volume bound in two, 4to (LARGE PAPER COPY). (11 x 8 5/8 inches). 16 plates on india paper mounted, after Back (13) and B. Waterhouse Hawkins (3), (7 lithographed by Haghe or Day & Haghe, 9 steel-engraved by E. Finden), 1 folding engraved map, numerous illustrations. (Some light spotting or browning to the margins of the plate mounts). 19th-century blue half morocco over pebble-grained cloth covered boards, bound for Philip Hammond with his gilt armorial blocked on the covers, spines in six compartments with raised bands, lettered in the second and fourth compartments, the others with fillets in gilt and blind, comb-marbled endpapers, t.e.g. A fine clean copy of this rare large-paper issue of the first edition: "One of the fundamental books on Arctic exploration" (Hill) and "one of the finest travel books of the nineteenth century" (Howgego). A large paper copy of this major source both in the early exploration of the Far North and its ethnology. "...Full of details of [Back&#39;s] ... commerce with the Cree, Chippewa, and Coppermine Indians..[this work is ] ... a fundamental source of information about Indian life along the route of the Arctic expedition" (Streeter). The narrative also contains valuable information on Arctic flora and fauna. The original primary intention of the expedition had been to aid the second expedition of Sir John Ross. News of Ross&#39;s safe return reached Back in April 1833 and he then pursued the expedition&#39;s secondary objectives. These were, firstly, to navigate the length of a river supposedly arising in the neighbourhood of the Great Slave Lake and running north to the Arctic sea, and then, secondly, to map as much as possible of the sea-coast. He was successful in both objectives, travelling 7,500 miles in total and traversing the full 440-mile length of the river (known as &#39;Thlueetessy&#39; by the Indians). The Great Fish River, as Back named it, has since become known as Back River. This copy, bound for Philip Hammond, has the "Appendix" (pp. [473-664] + 3 fish plates + the large folding map) bound in a separate volume: it is worth noting that this expedition was financed by subscription, and that "Sir G.E. Hammond" is listed as having contributed £2.0s.0d towards the costs of the expedition. Arctic Bibliography 851; cf.BM(NH) I,p.81 (incorrect plate count); Field 63; Hill (2004) 42; cf. Howgego II,B3; Sabin 2613 (incorrect plate count); cf. Staton & Tremaine 1873 (octavo edition); Wagner-Camp 58b:1 (octavo edition).

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

      London: John Murray 1836, 1st Edition. () x,(1),663,8,4pp. Very good. Octavo. Bound in original blind stamped gilt lettered grey cloth. Original coated yellow endpapers, somewhat stained as normal for this title. 14 full page illustrations including frontis. Title page has some offsetting from the frontis. Large folding map at rear. Untrimmed copy with many pages unopened. The text is generally very clean. The outer edge of the plates have moderate foxing which generally does not effect the image. The two publishers catalogues at the rear are dated May, 1836. A very nice unsophisticated pisticated copy. AB 851. Account of an expedition, to aid members of the Ross Expedition, in 1832-5. Upon hearing of Ross&#39;s return to England, Back travelled down the Slave River to Great Slave Lake, up Hoarfrost River and down the Great Fish River, which bears his name, to the Arctic coast. This is the first trade edition, of which a large paper issue in quarto was also published the same year..

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        Flore Luxembourgeoise ou Description des plantes phanérogames, recueillies et observées dans le Grand-Duché de Luxembourg, classées d`après le système sexual de Linnée

      Luxembourg, Kubourn 1836.. 512 S. Grüner HLdr. d. Zt. mit etwas Rückenverg. Pritzel 9362. - Erste Ausgabe der nicht häufigen Luxemburger Flora. - Fliegender Vorsatz mit handschriftl. Widmung des Verfassers an einen Monsieur Blum. - Etwas berieben und bestoßen. Titelei gering fleckig.

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        A Vocabulary of Words in the Hawaiian Language

      Lahainaluna,: Press of the High School, 1836.. Octavo, small perforation to top margin of title-page, occasional mild foxing yet a fine copy in contemporary (?original) marbled boards with roan backstrip (joints starting), old ownership label in a cursive hand pinned to front endpaper. The first comprehensive printed vocabulary of the Hawaiian language.Reverend Lorrin Andrews was a member of the Lahainaluna Seminary school founded in 1831. The school was soon home to the first printing press operating on the Hawaiian Islands. For many years lessons and sermons at the school were delivered in Hawaiian, and Andrew's vocabulary reflects his generous understanding of the language. Forbes points out that this book is much more than a rough primer for use in the classroom, in that 'Lorrin Andrews' "Vocabulary" is perhaps more accurately the pioneer attempt to provide a dictionary of the Hawaiian language'.The scope of this book is impressive, containing over 5700 words in total. Amidst concise definitions we see many examples of Andrews's deeper understanding of the subtleties and nuances of the Hawaiian tongue, particularly the role of simile and metaphor in building layers of meaning within a single word. For example:HO-HO-LA, v. to spread out or down as a mat or garment, as darkness or dark clouds, to spread over or upon a thing; to spread out or smooth as a cloth that has been ruffled; applied to the mind, to calm, to sooth, to prepare for hearing a thing. Hence, to open, enlighten the mind; to set forth, manifest; to make a gesture, to stretch forth one's hand in speaking.Copies of the book were used at the school and also offered for public sale at $1 each. Clearly, Andrews believed the vocabulary to be the start of a greater project. Interleaved copies were distributed amongst mission staff so further notes could be made and collected for collation in the future (indeed, Forbes notes such annotated copies are held in the Bishop Museum collection). The first formal full-scale dictionary of the Hawaiian language was issued in 1865.Forbes, 'Hawaiian National Bibliography', 983.

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        Syria, the Holy Land, Asia Minor, &c. illustrated: In a series of views drawn from nature by W.H. Bartlett, William Purser, &c. With descriptions of the plates (3 vols. in 2 Complete)

      Fisher, Son, & Co, 1836-01-01. Hardcover. Very Good. 3 volume set in 2, complete. 4to. Contemporary gilt-ruled polished calf. A.E.G. 29 cm. Rebacked, extremities rubbed. Good bindings on both volumes. Engraved title pages and engraved plates throughout. 120 engraved plates (including 3 engraved vignette title pages), 2 maps. pp. 80, 76, 100, [4, index] Internally generally clean, damp stain to bottom edge of vol. 2. See our pictures. <br><br>References: Blackmer 291, Atabey 199, Rohricht 1690. Weber 1125.

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        Luftskibet. Et Digt.

      1836 1836 - Kbhvn. 1836. XII + 100 s. Orig. litograferet kartonnage med afbildninger af de to tidligste luftskibe, forpermen med brdr. Montgolfier's varmluftsballon "Montgolfièren", bagpermen med "Aerostaten". Ryggen omhyggeligt restaureret. Stempel på titelblad. Meget rent eksemplar.Publisher's lithographed boards with views of the two earliest air ships; the front board with the Brothers Montgolfier's hot air balloon "The Montgolfier", the back with "the Aerostat". Spine carefully repaired. Stamp on titlepage. A clean copy. * Med følgende dedikation "Til Fru Baronesse Stampe fra Forfatteren. [HEREFTER 3 DELVIST BORTVISKEDE ORD] 1837 ". Bibl. Dan. VI, 420.Inscribed copy to Baroness Stampe, 1837. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        This Portrait of Mr. C. Davis, his Majesty&#39;s Huntsman, on the Hermit is with permission dedicated to the Right Hnble. The Earl of Errol K.T. master of his Majesty&#39;s Buck Hounds [Part 1, Pl. 1]

      London: Published by R. B. Davis, Decr. 1836. Hand-coloured lithograph by J. W. Giles. Printed by J. Graf on India paper and mounted on larger sheet of wove paper. Good condition apart from some overall light soiling, a number of mild water stains in the margins, and slight discolouration of the paper due to age. 15 3/4 x 16 7/16 inches. 16 7/8 x 18 15/16 inches. An striking print after Richard Bennett Davis, animal painter to King George IV and Queen Victoria, from the "Hunters Annual" series. A very fine equestrian portrait from a series that eventually included sixteen prints and was issued in four parts. The hounds are also very carefully observed and qualify as canine portraits in their own right. "Richard Barrett Davis was the son of Richard Davis, huntsman to George III&#39;s private harriers. Initially self-taught, he came to the notice of the King who arranged for him to be given proper training...He exhibited paintings at the Royal Academy for over fifty years, his first exhibit being in 1802. In 1831 he was appointed animal painter to George IV and later Queen Victoria." (Charles Lane, British Racing Prints, p.98) Cf. Mellon, British Sporting and Animal Prints, p. 63; cf. Schwerdt I, p.258.

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        A New Universal Atlas; comprising separate maps of all the principal empires, kingdoms & states throughout the world: and forming a distinct atlas of the United States ... a new edition revised and corrected to the present time

      New York: Wm. Hall & Co, 1836. Folio. (14 1/2 x 12 1/2 inches). Engraved throughout, title, 1p. contents list, 63 hand-coloured engraved maps. Contemporary red half morocco over marbled paper-covered boards, neatly rebacked to style, and with neat repairs to the corners. A fine copy of this important work from one of the greatest early American cartographers David H. Burr was one of the great American mapmakers of the 19th century. Born in Bridgeport, Connecticut, he began his career leading a road survey through the southern counties of New York for the purpose of building a highway. This led to his being given, in 1829, the responsibility of revising Simeon De Witt&#39;s seminal New York State Map of 1804 (under De Witt&#39;s direction) to account for the considerable changes that had occurred over the last generation. This and the Atlas of the State of New York he published in 1829 established Burr&#39;s prominence in American cartography. The success of his State Atlas persuaded him to aim at a wider audience and publish a general atlas. Ristow states that Burr completed only eight of the 63 maps by 1832 when his involvement in the project was severely curtailed when he accepted the position of topographer for the United States Post Office Department. His maps were engraved by Thomas Illman and Edward Pillbrow and they took over the responsibility for finishing the work, although Burr retained an editorial role, and he was probably able to make use of his new position which gave him access to geographical material sent in from postmasters throughout the land. The present work was first published by D.S. Stone of New York City; this second edition appeared in the following year. Phillips 771 (ref).

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        The Cathedral Antiquities, Complete set in Six Volumes: Canterbury and York, Salisbury and Norwich, Winchester and Lichfield and Oxford, Wells and Exeter, Peterborough and Gloucester and Bristol, Hereford and Worcester

      London: Longman, Rees, Orme, Brown, Green / Nattali. 1836. Hardcover. Very Good+. 1836 edition, 14 individual sections bound in 6 books. Each copy has two title pages at the front, one listing Longman, etc. as the publisher and the other Nattali. All title pages show 1836 and feature an engraved frontis. Additionally, each copy has a separate title page and pagination for each individual section. 6 volume set: Hardcover, early 1900&#39;s rebinding, Half leather with purple boards, gilt title and 5 raised bands at spines. 4to. All edges gilt. Marbled endpapers. Very Good+ to Near Fine copies: leather shows light wear at corners and head and foot of spine. Leather has remained fresh, but some outer hinges show mild, early separation to the top and bottom edges. Bindings are sound, all boards securely attached. Owner&#39;s bookplate at pastedowns, else, Near Fine to Fine contents. Clean, bright and unmarked text; margins and plates show sparse spotting. Each copy illustrated with numerous engraved plates. Books protected in mylar sleeves. A complete set, rebound. Digital images available upon request.

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

      London: William Pickering, 1836. First Nicolas Edition, Large-Paper copy, with illustrations on India paper. 4 vols., 4to (10 7/8 x 7 1/2 in.). Engraved title-page, 48 engraved plates, two pages of music and two woodcuts of the Walton seal, 9 head- pieces, and 2 portraits of Walton. Full crimson crushed red morocco gilt, marbled endpapers, wide gilt dentelles utilizing a border of sporting medallions and blue morocco onlaid cornerpieces with the Walton-Cotton cipher; neatly rebacked preserving the original spines. Some minor traces of rubbing. A fine set. Coigney 44; Oliver 41; Keynes, p. 94 . One of the finest illustrated editions of Walton ever published. For it, Pickering used 27 of the most prominent artist, painters, and engravers to illustrate it. It has always been, as Coigney notes, the "favorite of the extra-illustrator" - but this set stands head and shoulders above others we have seen. It is EXTRA-ILLUSTRATED with the addition of 613 inserted plates relating to Walton & Cotton&#39;s Angler, including hundreds of fine engravings, etchings, woodcuts, and even original drawings. Many of the illustrations are proof or early and rare impressions of the plates, many on India paper, and include portraits of statesmen, artists, authors, and contemporaries of Walton and Cotton, as well as superb views, by Hollar, Stothard, Hogg, Scott, Sanders, Howitt, Audinet, Vertue, Greig, et. al. - indeed, the list of artists and engravers is a virtual pantheon of book illustration in Great Britain. In addition, each volume contains a printed Index of the extra-illustrations. To mention only a few, highlights include: CANTERBURY CATHEDRAL, engraved by Hollar; JOHN DONNE, engraved by Duncan (India proof); WALTON&#39;S HOUSE in Fleet Street, by Giller (proof); TOWER OF LONDON, by Hollar; LONDON BEFORE AND AFTER THE GREAT FIRE, by Hollar; PORTRAIT OF WALTON by Charles Rolls (India proof); PORTRAIT OF ERASMUS engraved by Boulonois after Holbein, and much, much more A list of the subjects illustrated would comprise a veritable encyclopedia and history of the classic sports of Great Britain from the 16th to the 19th centuries: the people, the places, and the times are richly documented in this magnficient homage to the father of angling literature, Izaak Walton

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