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        1836 McKenney & Hall FOLIO 'Ong Pa Ton Ga - Chief of the Omahas'

      McKenney & Hall, 1836. Thus. Other Other. Good. Greenough, F.W. Philadelphia, 1836. Single sheet (14 1/2 x 20 inches). Very Good. McKenney & Hall original hand colored folio print. Scarce Folio Edition. Thomas McKenney was the head of the United States Bureau of Indian Affairs during the early part of the 19th century. McKenney took office in 1816 and shortly thereafter began to plan an archive of Native American culture. Most of the original oil portraits were painted from life in the studio of Charles Bird King, and the rest were copied from watercolors executed in the field by a on frontier artist names James Otto Lewis.

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        A Visit to the United States and Canada in 1833; With the View of Settling in America. Including a Voyage to and from New-York

      Edinburgh (& Glasgow): Richard Weston and Sons (& Richard Griffin and Company). 1836. First printing. Hardcover. Very Good. First edition, 1836. Half calf 12mo, 312pp. Dark brown smooth calf with marbled boards, marbled edges. In about very good condition with rubbing to the joints and boards, including occasional small losses to the leather or marbled papers. Gilt is faded on the ruling for six spine compartments, each with an embossed pendant and title (though the original title plate appears to be lacking). A slight bloating to the volume, as from being stored in a basement, but nothing extreme. A page of remarks, reprinted below, appear opposite the title page, noting the previous owner's association with the author. "During the years 1826-27-28, I lodged in Lothian Stree, Edin: & saw a good deal of Mr. Weston, a very intelligent & highly respected bookseller in that street. Just before I left Edin. after taking my (segue?) of M. D. in 1828m he told methat he was about to emigrate. My surprise, therefore, was great when I found him in the old shop during my visit to Edin, with my wife, in 1837. This book will explain his apparant inconsistency. -Henry Yates Whytehead, M. D." Whytehead went on to become a notable doctor. His signature appears on the front endpaper, but aside from his introduction, the volume remains bright, clean and unmarked. A rare volume which has not appeared at auction since 1982.

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        New-York

      New York: J.H. Colton & Co., 1836. Period outline color, 18¼ x 21½ inches, folding into gilt-stamped red leather covers. A fine example. Second edition of Burr's smaller map of New York, with the copyright 1833, but dated 1836 below the title. This was one of the first maps published by the distinguished firm of Colton. "Engraved and Printed by S. Stiles & Co." The address for Stiles & Co. has been erased. Label containing the "Census of 1835" laid down on inside front cover. This 1836 edition was also included as the general map for the small version of Burr's Atlas of New York (1838). Five insets: "Niagara River, From Albany to Lake Champlain & Lake George," Environs of New York, City of New-York, "Environs of Utica." Not in Phillips. Rumsey 108

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        TRAITÉS PUBLICS DE LA ROYALE MAISON DE SAVOIE AVEC LES PUISSANCES ÉTRANGÈRES DEPUIS LA PAIX DE CHATEAU-CAMBRESIS JUSQU'À NOS JOURS. PUBLIÉS PAR ORDRE DU ROI ET PRÉSENTÉS A S.M. PAR LE COMTE SOLAR DE LA MARGUERITE.

      TURIN, DE L'IMPRIMERIE ROYALE, 1836-1844Esemplare in magnifiche condzioni Legatura originale in piena pelle rossa con decorazioni in oroe a secco ITALIANO Elegante legatura in piena pelle rossa  a grana allungata; ai piatti, elaborate bordure a secco ed in oro con, al centro, decoro a piastra impressa a secco; dorso a 6 scomparti con titolo, numero di tomo, fregi e bordure impresse in oro; guardie marmorizzate; a tutti i contropiatti anteriori, ex-libris di possesso della famiglia dei conti Sallier de la Tour. I volume: 1 carta bianca; X pagine numerate, per  occhiello, frontespizio e dedicatoria; 608 pagine numerate. II volume: 1 carta bianca; occhiello; frontespizio; 2 pagine non numerate per avviso; altro occhiello; 576 pagine numerate; III volume: 1 carta bianca; occhiello; frontespizio, 589 pagine numerate. IV volume: 1 carta bianca; occhiello; frontespizio; 2 pagine non numerate per avviso; altro occhiello; 641 pagine numerate. V volume: 1 carta bianca; occhiello; frontespizio; 493 pagine numerate. VI volume: carte di guardia di colore diverso dai primi cinque volumi; 1 carta bianca;" occhiello, frontespizio, 2 pagine non numerate per avviso, altro occhiello, 320-174 pagine numerate (la seconda parte per SOMMAIRE ANALYTIQUE DES DOCUMENS. Allegata al I volume, lettera sciolta in 4 pagine, redatta la prima,  scritta e firmata dal conte Solaro della Margarita, autore dell'opera, datata Torino, 14 agosto 1836 e indirizzata al conte Sallier de la Tour in cui  Solaro fa dono al conte Sallier del primo volume, uscito in quell'anno,  dell'opera in esame. L'autore, ministro degli esteri di casa Savoia sotto re Carlo Alberto, fu un ostinato sostenitore dei principî assolutistici e legittimisti, fu  uno tra i più forti oppositori delle politiche liberali di Cavour. strenuo difensore dell'indipendenza del Piemonte si oppose sempre alle possibilità espansionistiche dello stato sabaudo prodigandosi verso una collaborazione con gli altri sati della penisola, soprattutto per fronteggiare i moti rivoluzionari e mazziniani. L'opera consta dei primi sei volumi, quelli redatti dal conte Solaro, a cui seguirono con lo stesso titolo un settimo, redatto dal D'Azeglio nel 1852 e un ottavo, redatto dal conte Cavour nel 1861, entrambi pubblicati dall'editore Favale.  Testo in  francese. L'opera è una poderosa storia di casa Savoia dalle origini fino ai giorni della pubblicazione. Lo studioso Manno nella sua recensione cita "" Rara e utile Collezione ideata e patronata dal Conte Clemente Solaro della Margarita, Ministro per l'Estero che ne diede incarico a Pietro Datta"". Magnifico esemplare impreziosito dalla lettera di dedica dell'autore"; l'elegante legatura, dai ferri identici al n. 166 di F. Malaguzzi, De Libris, accompagna i testi ben impressi e ad ampi margini;  ancora chiusi i fogli ai volumi I-II-VI.

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        The Christian Psalmist, Or, Watts' Psalms and Hymns with Copious Selections From Other Sources. The Whole Carefully Revised and Arranged, with Directions for Musical Expression

      New York : Ezra Collier, 1836, 1836-01-01. Hardcover. Acceptable. . Possible library rebind. Rear cover missing. Text clean. Small book.

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        Pugin's Examples Of Gothic Architecture

      London: A. Pugin, 1836 Ex-library. Four parts bound together. "Pugin's Examples of Gothic Architecture. Part I: The Vicars' Close Wells, Part II & III: The Manor House and Church," by Thomas Larkins Walker and Joseph Nash, printed for the author, 1836-1838. "A Series of Views, Illustrative of Pugin's Examples of Gothic Architecture," by W.H. Leeds, illustrated by Joseph Nash, published by A. Pugin, London, 1830. Illustrated. Bound in green patterned cloth with green leather on the spine and corners. Heavily chipped and worn back strip. Corners are worn and bumped. Front hinge is cracked. The text block is cracked in several places. Plates are toned with some small damp stains on the fore edges. Four Volumes in One,1-3 complete, 4 lacks one plate.

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        War Dance of the Sauks and Foxes

      Philadelphia: F.W. Greenough, 1836. unbound. very good. J.T. Bowen. View. Lithograph with original hand coloring. Page measures 14" x 19.25". Scene from the folio edition of McKenney and Hall's "History of the Indian Tribes of North America". As Superintendent of the Indian Trade Bureau, Thomas McKenney wanted to document the rapidly disappearing culture of the American natives. He activated the project, sponsored by the War Department, by commissioning writer James Hall and Charles Bird King, a renowned American portraitist. King painted the prominent Indians while they visited Washington D.C. as treaty delegates. Most of the original oil paintings were destroyed by fire in the Smithsonian Museum in 1865. These lithographs, published 1842-58, are all that remain and are still hailed as one of the best visual records of influential Native Americans of the nineteenth century. This war dance scene served as the frontispiece to the "The Indian Tribes of North America" and also to one of the earliest western travel books, "Travels in North America during 1834, 1835, and 1836" (Volume 2), by Charles Augustus Murray. Some toning and a few chips to lower right corner. Some tape residue along top and bottom edges. One of many Native American portraits in our collection.

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        Connecticut historical collections, containing a general collection of interesting facts, traditions, biographical sketches, anecdotes, &c., relating to the history and antiquities of every town in Connecticut, with geographical descriptions. Illustrated

      New Haven, J. W. Barber: Hartford, A. Willard, 1836. 1st Edition. Description: 560 p. Illus. Fold. Map. 23 cm. Subjects: Connecticut--History. Connecticut--Description and travel. Connecticut--History, Local. Notes: Map colored by hand. Scattered, minor marginal foxing. Finely bound in modern aniline calf over marble boards. Raised bands with gilt cross-bands and titling. An exceptional example - scans and additional bibliographic detail on request.

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        SWITZERLAND

      London: George Virtue,, 1836. . Illustrated In A Series Of Views Taken Expressly For This Work By W H Bartlett 2 Volumes Full leather with much gilt decoration and gilt edges. Both books with wear to extremities. Vol. I has water stain at the bottom that does not get near the engravings. General foxing throughout. total 340pp, total 106 steel engravings (Bartlett) and one map.. Hard Cover. Good. 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall.

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        Monstra animalium duplicia per anatomen indagata habito respectu ad physiologiam medicinam forensem et artem obstetriciam.

      2 Teile in 1 Band. 4°. 15 Kupfertafeln, X, 142 S. - VIII, 234 S. Marmorierter Pappband im Stil der Zeit mit Rückenschild. 2 Teile in 1 Band. Erste Ausgabe dieser Spezialmonographie über doppelleibige Mißgeburten. - Hirsch/H. I, 336; Schwalbe, Doppelbildungen 115, 238, 251, 263, 270 und 289. - Wohl die erste Publikation, die in der Morphologie der Missbildungen ausschließlich die sogenannten Doppelbildungen abhandelt. Schwabe zufolge sind darunter Körper zu verstehen, welche mindestens eine teilweise Verdopplung der Körperachsen aufweisen. Die nach Zeichnungen des Verfassers von Schröter gestochenen Tafeln mit Darstellung zahlreicher Mißbildungen. - Hans Karl Leopold Barkow (1798-1873) legte bereits 1821 eine Dissertation zu diesem Thema vor. 1822 wurde er Prosector und Privatdozent in Greifswald. 1826 erfolgte seine Berufung als außerordentlicher Professor und Prosector an die Universität von Breslau, wo er bis zu seinem Tode blieb. Seine Arbeiten sind "größtentheils mit vielen und vortrefflichen Abbildungen versehen und wurden demzufolge in selbstloser Hingabe an die Wissenschaft ohne Aussicht auf materiellen Gewinn veröffentlicht" (H./H.). - Titel mit Bibl.-Stempel und Abgabevermerk.

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        The Works [...]

      London: H. Fisher, R. Fisher, and P. Jackson, 1836. 6 vols. (of 7?) Small 8vo. (16.5 x 10.5 cms) Each volume with additional engraved titles dated 1833-34, and with frontisipieces in vols. I & II. Generally clean. The works include: stories for persons in the middle ranks; tales for the common people; strictures on the modern system of female education; hints towards forming the character of a young princess; tragedies & poems etc. Contemporary green half calf over comb-marbled boards, slightly rubbed, blind-stamp of J. Galt & Co, booksellers, Manchester, to the free end-paper. One of the original ‘bluestockings’, More was part of the circle of Johnson, Garrick and Reynolds. She was a prolific author and didactic tracts such as “The Shepherd of Salisbury Plain” (vol. I), encouraging the the poor to live wholesome and god-fearing lives, were extraordinarily popular. She was also an active social reformer. Most instititional copies appear to have six volumes as here (eg. Edinburgh, Newcastle) however, Liverpool University has a seven volume set, with “Coelebs in Search of a Wife” added in 1837.

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        Switzerland

      London: George Virtue, 1836. First. hardcover. near fine. Illustrated in a Series of Views Taken Expressly for this Work, by W.H. Bartlett. 2 volumes. Extra illustrated engraved title page in each volume. Illustrated with 106 steel engraved plates protected by tissue; large folding map in second volume (light scattered foxing to some pages). 4to, beautifully bound in original full red morocco; ornate gilt decorations on covers and spines, inner dentelles, a.e.g. London: George Virtue, 1836. First edition. A near fine copy of this lovely book.

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        Wesh Cubb or the Sweet: A Chippeway Chief

      E.C. Biddle, Philadelphia 1836 - Beautiful portrait from the folio edition of McKenney and Hall's "History of the Indian Tribes of North America". As Superintendent of the Indian Trade Bureau, Thomas McKenney wanted to document the rapidly disappearing culture of the American natives. He activated the project, sponsored by the War Department, by commissioning writer James Hall and Charles Bird King, a renowned American portraitist. King painted the prominent Indians while they visited Washington D.C. as treaty delegates. Most of the original oil paintings were destroyed by fire in the Smithsonian Museum in 1865. These lithographs, published 1842-58, are all that remain and are still hailed as one of the best visual records of influential Native Americans of the nineteenth century. Wesh Cubb was known for his leadership and prowess as a warrior but also for his son, a notorious A-go-kwa, an Indian homosexual. Minor aging along edges, light scattered foxing. Minor offsetting. One of many Native American portraits in our collection. Portrait. Lithograph with original hand coloring. Page measures 20.5" x 14".

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        NORTH AMERICAN HERPETOLOGY; OR A DESCRIPTION OF THE REPTILES INHABITING THE UNITED STATES (3 Volumes - First edition)

      Philadelphia: J Dobson, 1836. The scarce first edition: vols. I (1836), II (1838) & III (1838); pp. vol. I: viii, [9]-132 + 27 plates; vol. II: iv, [5] - 130 + 30 plts; vol. III: vi, [9]-122 + 30 plts (as in other copies there is the usual error in pagination and order of the prelims to vol. III. where pp v/vi is not present, but complete). The 87 lithographic plates are all hand-coloured with the exception of plt. 26 to vol. I, some heightened with gum arabic. Fine provenance with contemporary Library of Congress labels to the front paste-down ("exchanged from duplicate Library of Congress" oval stamps to the verso of the title pages and one/two other prelimary pages or front blank, otherwise contents unmarked) Half contemporary polished calf bindings with marbled boards, black title labels, gilt. Original marbled endpapers. This set has four more plates than given by Bennett (U.S. Color Plate Books 1800-1900) and slightly different pagination for vols. I & II - Bennett states 123 text pages and 23 coloured plates for vol. I, whereas our copy has 27 colour plates and 132 text pages, and for vol. II Bennett states 125 text pages, but our copy has 130 text pages, the number of plates at 30 is the same; vol. III conforms with Bennett. Certainly other first edition sets have appeared at auction that also differ, but with less rather than more plates and text pages, some have supplementary plates. It would appear that the first edition was an evolving entity. The plates are in very good clean condition with their original tissue guards (except 2 and the tissue guard to plt 18, vol. I with a largish chip); plt. 18 to vol. II with very slight partial crease. Several text pages very slightly marked. The bindings with some general wear and rubbing, lightly chipped to head/tail of the spines, leather to joints cracked, but all boards firmly attached, some joints inconspicuously and professionally strengthened using archival materials, in a reversible manner. A very good set. Bibliographic note: a fourth volume was published in 1840 (Bennett states 1838) but this is exceedingly rare. "...at about the same time Holbrook became dissatisfied with the entire edition and recalled it. Since volume IV had just been issued, it was the easiest to recall, and, indeed only a small portion of the stock may have been released at all." How many sets were recalled is unknown but it had the effect of making the first edition scarcer still. Bennett writes "If a correct 4 volume first edition could be assembled, it would be extremely valuable...It is ten times rarer, right and complete, than the giant folio Audobon". In the introduction to vol. II Holbrook writes "As the object of this work is truth, or a wish to determine, with as much certainty as possible, the different species of the reptiles of this country, ...I will avail myself of every opportunity of correcting such errors as I may fall into..." This fastidious, almost obsessive nature, explains Holbrook's decision to recall the first edition - and also perhaps the variation in pagination and number of plates.. First Edition. Hard Cover. Very Good. 4to.

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        Little Crow: A Sioux Chief

      Philadelphia: Key & Biddle, 1836. unbound. very good. Lehman and Duval. Portrait. Lithograph with original hand coloring. Page measures 20" x 13.75". Beautiful portrait from the folio edition of McKenney and Hall's "History of the Indian Tribes of North America". As Superintendent of the Indian Trade Bureau, Thomas McKenney wanted to document the rapidly disappearing culture of the American natives. He activated the project, sponsored by the War Department, by commissioning writer James Hall and Charles Bird King, a renowned American portraitist. King painted the prominent Indians while they visited Washington D.C. as treaty delegates. Most of the original oil paintings were destroyed by fire in the Smithsonian Museum in 1865. These lithographs, published 1842-58, are all that remain and are still hailed as one of the best visual records of influential Native Americans of the nineteenth century. Little Crow was one of the chiefs of the Sioux tribe in Minnesota. His grandson, also Little Crow, led his warriors in the outbreak in Minnesota in 1862. One of many Native American portraits in our collection. Minor aging along edges, light scattered foxing. A few small tears.

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        The Romance of Nature; Or The Flower-Seasons Illustrated

      London: Charles Tilt, 1836. xviii, [2], 253pp, [3]. Publishers decorated morocco, smooth back, title in gilt to spine, covers with central gilt floral spray inside an oval flower and leaf blindtooled with floral cornerpieces in blind, a.e.g. Spine faded, rubbed to outer joints and edges, small scrape to bottom corner of lower cover. Internally some sporadic and very light spotting, generally bright and clean. Previous owners armorial bookplate to front pastedown. Additional engraved and coloured title, with a further twenty-six hand-coloured plates (as called for). First Edition. Full Morocco. Good+. Illus. by Twamley, Louisa Anne. 8vo.

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        The Romance of Nature : Or, the Flower Seasons Illustrated

      London: Charles Tilt, 1836. 2nd Edition. Description: 255 p. Hand-coloured plates. Subject: Flowers--Great Britain--Pictorial works--19th century Very good copy in the original gilt-blocked full leather. Panel edges somewhat dulled and dust-toned as with age. All edges gilt. Corners sharp with an overall tight, bright and clean impression

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

      [London: circa 1836]. Lithograph, hand-coloured, by J.W. Giles, on india paper mounted. 12 7/8 x 16 1/4 inches. 19 1/8 x 23 1/2 inches. An excellent example of this print after Davis, animal painter to King George IV and Queen Victoria. From the 'Hunters Annual' series (part 1, plate 2) A very fine equestrian portrait, full of movement and excitement, from a series that eventually included sixteen prints, issued in four parts. The hounds are also very carefully observed and qualify as canine portraits in their own right. "Richard Barrett Davis was the son of Richard Davis, huntsman to George III's private harriers. Initially self-taught, his ability came to the notice of the King who arranged for him to be given proper training... He exhibited paintings at the Royal Academy for over fifty years, his first exhibit being in 1802. In 1831 he was appointed animal painter to George IV and later Queen Victoria." (Charles Lane British Racing Prints p.98). Mellon British Sporting and Animal Prints p. 63; Schwerdt I, p.258.

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        The Psalms of David in the Irish Language Now for the First Time Rendered Into Metre. For the use of the Native Irish

      Watts,, London 1836 - Pp.364. Later full cloth with title gilt on black mo. label. Rare. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        The New French Reader : For the Use of Universitites Colleges academies + Schools : Containing Original + Selected Anecdotes Biographical Sketches + Characteristic Traits of Persons Distinguished by Their Genius + Their Knowledge : Historical Facts : 1836

      Pages are Aged, Yet Clean: Albany : Published By Oliver Steele : Sold By Behr and Astoin New York : Marsh Capen and Lyon Boston : Carey and Hart Philadelphia : Cushing and Son Baltimore : 1836 Full title page reads: The New French Reader : For the Use of Universitites Colleges academies and Schools : Containing Original and Selected Anecdotes Biographical Sketches and Characteristic Traits of Persons Distinguished by Their Genius and Their Knowledge : Historical Facts, Inventions and Other Miscellanies Useful Interesting and Varied : Accompanied with Notes and an Appendix : Second / 2nd Edition of Le Glaneur Francais : Enlarged with an Introductory Part By H. L. V. Ducoudray Holstein. Book condition is good for age of book. Binding is hardcover, slightly loose where leather spine has chipped or eroded away. Some of the spine remains, but will eventually need to be rebound. Binding within covers is fairly tight. Text is clear, clean and ledgible. A very rare book. TEXT IS PRIMARILY IN THE FRENCH LANGUAGE ONLY. This book is a great source for reseaching French / France. Its culture, styles, and important details in the mid 1830s. Ideal for creating background in a story or studing its history in the natural language of France. ANTIQUE BOOK. Hard Back. Good Clean Cond./No Dust Jacket. French History Culture Life Styles Genres France. Foreign Language Primer.

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        Nature

      Boston, MA: James Munroe and Co., 1836. First Edition . Hardcover. Very Good. Size=5"x7.5. B/W Portrait. (full book description) James Munroe and Co., Boston, MA, 1836. 1st Edition VG-, Hard Cover, DJ Not Issued. Size=5"x7.5", 95pgs. B/W Portrait. Embossed black cover with gold lettering. Second state. Page 94 corrected to read 94 not 92. Possibly 1500 copies printed. This work has been noted in 16 different types of cloth with 5 different styles of blindstamp. The Myerson Collection contains 7 copies of Nature, all in different bindings, reflecting the fact that the book was bound up in small batches as sales warranted. Covers slightly worn head and foot of spine, ink owner name on front endpaper, dust foxing specks on endpapers and Title Page just a little in text, o.w. clean and tight. Has Walter Chrysler's, founder of Chrysler Corporation, gold embossed possibly black leather backing 1-1/2" oval EX-LIBRIS plate inside front cover. Also has a frontispiece like portrait of Emerson laid in. It didn't come with book as book is printed anonymously. 99% OF OUR BOOKS ARE SHIPPED IN CUSTOM BOXES, WE ALWAYS PACK WITH GREAT CARE!

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        Portrait Bertel Thorvaldsen., Radierung auf aufgewalztem China.

      1836 - In der Platte signiert, datiert "1836" und bezeichnet "C. Küchler fec. d`apres nature, Rome", sowie mittig mit dem faks. Namenszug "Albert Thorwaldsen". Der Zeichner und Radierer Küchler fertigte zahlreiche Bildnisse berühmter Künstler seiner Zeit. Seit 1820 hielt sich Bertel Thorwaldsen (1770 - Kopenhagen - 1844) erneut in Rom auf, wo er schließlich auch für Papst Pius VII tätig war. In dieser Zeit seines größten Ruhmes fertigte Küchler 1836 ein Medaillonbildnis Bertel Thorvaldsens an, nach dem die vorliegende Graphik entstanden sein dürfte. - Im breiten Außenrand wasserrandig und Knickspuren. Schwache Braunfleckchen nur minimal in den unteren Darstellungsbereich reichend. Sprache: de Gewicht in Gramm: 2100 23 : 17 cm (Blattgröße: 44,4 x 29,3 cm).

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        A POPULAR MANUAL OF THE ART OF PRESERVING HEALTH; embracing the subjects of diet, air, exercise, gymnastics, general and physical education, occupations, bathing, clothing, ventilation, etc. etc. Designed for the use of all ranks and professions in society.

      First only edition Whittaker and Co 1836 - Modern half levant morocco gilt with spine label. Pp. xiii, 504. A few marks and a small inked number to the title, otherwise an excellent copy. Rare. Dr.Davis (1801-1881) was a craniologist who collected a huge museum of some 1800 skulls and skeletons. Apart from the catalogue of his collection, this is his only published work. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        NEW-YORK

      New York: Published by J.H. Colton & Co., 1836.. Folding pocket map, 18 1/4 x 21 1/2 inches, with period outline color. Bound into contemporary 24mo. gilt-stamped red leather covers. Fine. Second edition of Burr’s smaller map of New York, with the copyright 1833, but dated 1836 below the title. This is one of the first maps published by the distinguished firm of Colton. "Engraved and Printed by S. Stiles & Co." The address for Stiles & Co. has been erased. Label containing the "Census of 1835" laid down on the verso of the front cover. This 1836 edition was also included as the general map for the small version of Burr's ATLAS OF NEW YORK (1838). The insets include "Niagara River, From Albany to Lake Champlain & Lake George," "Environs of New York," "City of New-York," and "Environs of Utica." Not in Phillips. RUMSEY 108.

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        A Law in Addition to a Law, Entitled "Of the Public Market Houses."

      1836. [Broadside]. [Albany, New York]. A Law in Addition to a Law, Entitled "Of the Public Market Houses." Passed February 1, 1836. The Mayor, Aldermen and Commonalty of the City of Albany, in Common Council Convened, do Ordain as Follows:... Erastus Corning, Mayor. Albany: Printed by E. B. Child, No. 6 South Pearl-Street, 1836. 17-1/2" x 12-3/4" broadside, mounted and matted, text printed inside wide decorative typographical border. Toning, faint vertical and horizontal fold lines. A few expert repairs, with no loss to text, and minor fading to text in five lines. * An unrecorded broadside in eleven sections outlining regulations concerning the handling of meat, poultry and other food in Centre Market in Albany, New York. This was one of three public markets established in 1836; the others were the North Market and South Market. The laws address hours of operation, allocation of stalls, licensing, costs of permits and the salary of the market's superintendent. Section ten repeals previous laws, and section eleven decrees that this law will take effect on 8 February. The printer of this broadside was located near the market on the corner of South Pearl and State Street.

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        The Tuggs's at Ramsgate" and "A Little Talk about Spring and the Sweeps

      1836. In: THE LIBRARY OF FICTION, or Family Story Teller; consisting of Original Tales, Essays, and Sketches of Character. With Fourteen Illustrations [in each volume]. Vol. I [& II]. London: Chapman and Hall, 1836/1837. Bound in contemporary half calf with marbled boards. First Edition in book form. Chapman & Hall's monthly fiction periodical "The Library of Fiction" began in April 1836, starting right off in that issue with the sketch "The Tuggs's at Ramsgate" by a writer using the pseudonym "Boz." The third (June) issue included another, "A Little Talk about Spring and the Sweeps." When the Second Series of SKETCHES BY BOZ was published in December 1836, the latter tale was included (re-titled "The First of May"); "The Tuggs's at Ramsgate" was the only one of Dickens's periodical sketches that did not appear in either volume of SKETCHES BY BOZ -- but it was added when SKETCHES BY BOZ was subsequently issued in serial parts, from Nov 1837 through June 1839.~These two volumes contain the monthly issues of this new periodical, with preliminary leaves added for this book form (the second volume, issued in 1837, did not have any Dickens contributions but is included here). "The Tuggs's at Ramsgate" includes two plates by Seymour, and "Spring and the Sweeps" has one by Buss; both illustrators would soon be involved with PICKWICK PAPERS. Other contributors include Edward Mayhew, G. P. R. James, Douglas Jerrold, Mary Russell Mitford and the Countess of Blessington.~This set is bound in contemporary half calf with gilt-paneled spine and black leather spine label, and marbled paper-covered boards. Condition is very good (minor edgewear of the marbled boards, small worm-hole in the first few leaves of Vol II, dampmark in the margfin of some plates). See Podeschi E121.

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        Rhododendron Gibsonii (Mr. Gibson's Rose Bay) Paxton's Magazine of Botany and Register of Flowering Plants

      London: Wm S. Orr & Co., 1836. Archivally matted and framed First edition Fine Botanical native of the East Indies. A fine original hand-colored copperplate engraving by Frederick W. Smith. Fine Condition. Folio (12.5 x 9 inches). Archivally matted in Ivory Rag Mat with gilt French line decoration, sized to 16 x 20 inches. Includes horticultural text. & The fine hand-colored engravings and lithographs from Paxton's Magazine of Botany and Register of Flowering Plants claim their honored place as highlights of Victorian botanical illustration. As the nineteenth century ushered in a profound era of plant hunting and gathering worldwide, newly discovered botanical specimens were brought to Europe for cultivation. Sir Joseph Paxton (1801- 1865) endeavored to include these fine discoveries as part of his floricultural monthly; The Magazine of Botany and Register of Flowering Plants, which also featured the favored British cultivars. Joseph Paxton was, at one time, superintendent of the gardens at Chatsworth House, owned by the Sixth Duke of Devonshire. In addition to horticulture, Sir Paxton's talents extended to Victorian garden design and architecture, which was evidenced by the creation of the Crystal Palace for the Exposition of 1851. An immense iron and glass structure, the Crystal Palace was the unparalleled showcase of Victorian innovation and design, the inspiration for which was Paxton's own Lily House at Chatsworth, where he displayed his prized Water Lilies. Paxton's design and creation of the Crystal Palace was a monumental achievement, for which he was knighted. (DeBelder, Sitwell: Great Flower Books) & Lowry-James Rare Prints & Books, ABAA, ILAB& Rare Prints & Books from The Age of Discovery: 16th-19th Centuries& Post Office Box 376 Clinton, WA 98236 USA& Shop location: 101 Anthes. Langley, WA on Whidbey Island& rarebooks@lowryjames.com& www.lowryjames.com& (360) 221-0477&

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        Jocelyn. Episode. Journal trouvé chez un curé de village

      Charles Gosselin et Furne 1836 2 volumes in-8 (205 x 132 mm), viij - 322 - 328 pp., demi-veau beige, dos à quatre nerfs orné de filets dorés et noirs, et de petits fleurons à froid, tranches mouchetées (reliure d'époque). Edition originale. (coiffes usées, frottements sur les charnières, t. 1 mors du plat supérieur fendu, rousseurs). // 2 octavo volumes (205 x 132 mm), viij - 322 - 328 pp., beige quarter calf, spine raised on four bands tooled with gilt and black fillets, and small blind flowerets, sprinckled edges (contemporary binding). First edition. (top and bottom of spine used, rubbings on hinges, vol. 1 join of top cover cracked, brownings).

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        THE HISTORY OF THE COUNTY PALATINE AND DUCHY OF LANCASTER. The biographical department by W. R. Whatton

      Fisher, Son & Co. London.,1836. FIRST EDITION. Four volumes. Large paper edition. Large 4to. (13 x 10.5 inches). Four extra title pages, each giving dates between 1831 and 1835 and listing the publisher as Fisher, Son and Jackson of London. Illustrated with 2 hand coloured, double page maps of Lancashire, 2 Large, hand coloured, fold out plans of Manchester and Liverpool, a folding Pedigree of the House of Stanley, and 118 fine engraved plates, in proof state, and printed on India paper, then mounted onto the page. EXTRA ILLUSTRATED EDITION. As well as the plates listed there are an extra 46 plates of views in the last three volumes, mostly steel engravings. The publishers have inserted a printed page into volumes 2, 3, and 4, listing the extra plates. A lovely clean and bright set. Finely bound in contemporary full sprinkled brown calf by W. Nutt. Spines with raised bands, each with gilt lattice design. Compartments fully decorated in gilt. Burgiundy and green labels, gilt. Boards with triple rule and decorative borders. Gilt inner dentelles. Marbled andpapers. Volume four has been professionally re-hinged. All volumes have some loss to the gilt on the spines and the corners a bit rubbed but overall these are still very attractive and highly decorative fine bindings by one of the great 19th century bookbinders.:

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        War Dance of the Sauks and Foxes.

      F.W. Greenough, Philadelphia 1836 - Scene from the folio edition of McKenney and Hall's "History of the Indian Tribes of North America". As Superintendent of the Indian Trade Bureau, Thomas McKenney wanted to document the rapidly disappearing culture of the American natives. He activated the project, sponsored by the War Department, by commissioning writer James Hall and Charles Bird King, a renowned American portraitist. King painted the prominent Indians while they visited Washington D.C. as treaty delegates. Most of the original oil paintings were destroyed by fire in the Smithsonian Museum in 1865. These lithographs, published 1842-58, are all that remain and are still hailed as one of the best visual records of influential Native Americans of the nineteenth century. This war dance scene served as the frontispiece to the "The Indian Tribes of North America" and also to one of the earliest western travel books, "Travels in North America during 1834, 1835, and 1836" (Volume 2), by Charles Augustus Murray. Some toning and a few chips to lower right corner. Some tape residue along top and bottom edges. One of many Native American portraits in our collection. View. Lithograph with original hand coloring. Page measures 14" x 19.25".

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        Winkles'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 . FIRST EDITIONS. Three volumes, 4to., bound in dark brown cloth gilt, with gilt lines to upper boards and spine; Vol I: [xx] + 144pp; Vol II: [viii] + 140pp; Vol III: [xii] + 160 pp; with 181 engraved plates, including frontis plates. Spines have uniform slight fading, overall a VG set. (SHELF 9) NOTE: Heavy Set (3kg+).: postage outside the UK might incur a surcharge.

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        Rhododendron Gibsonii (Mr. Gibson's Rose Bay) Paxton's Magazine of Botany and Register of Flowering Plants

      London: Wm S. Orr & Co., 1836. Archivally matted and framed First edition Fine Botanical native of the East Indies. A fine original hand-colored copperplate engraving by Frederick W. Smith. Fine Condition. Folio (12.5 x 9 inches). Archivally matted in Ivory Rag Mat with gilt French line decoration, sized to 16 x 20 inches. Includes horticultural text. The fine hand-colored engravings and lithographs from Paxton's Magazine of Botany and Register of Flowering Plants claim their honored place as highlights of Victorian botanical illustration. As the nineteenth century ushered in a profound era of plant hunting and gathering worldwide, newly discovered botanical specimens were brought to Europe for cultivation. Sir Joseph Paxton (1801- 1865) endeavored to include these fine discoveries as part of his floricultural monthly; The Magazine of Botany and Register of Flowering Plants, which also featured the favored British cultivars. Joseph Paxton was, at one time, superintendent of the gardens at Chatsworth House, owned by the Sixth Duke of Devonshire. In addition to horticulture, Sir Paxton's talents extended to Victorian garden design and architecture, which was evidenced by the creation of the Crystal Palace for the Exposition of 1851. An immense iron and glass structure, the Crystal Palace was the unparalleled showcase of Victorian innovation and design, the inspiration for which was Paxton's own Lily House at Chatsworth, where he displayed his prized Water Lilies. Paxton's design and creation of the Crystal Palace was a monumental achievement, for which he was knighted. (DeBelder, Sitwell: Great Flower Books) Lowry-James Rare Prints & Books, ABAA, ILAB Rare Prints & Books from The Age of Discovery: 16th-19th Centuries Post Office Box 376 Clinton, WA 98236 USA Shop location: 101 Anthes. Langley, WA on Whidbey Island rarebooks@lowryjames.com www.lowryjames.com (360) 221-0477

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        De La Prostitution Dans La Ville De Paris Consideree Sous Le Rapport De L'Hygiene Publique, De La Morale Et De L'Administration; Ouvrage Appuye De Documens Statistiques, ... Precede D'Une Notice ... Sur La Vie ... De L'Auteur Par F. Leuret

      Paris : J. -B. Bailliere, 1836. 1st Edition. Physical desc. : complete in 2 volumes. : ill. , maps ; 22 cm. Subject: Prostitution - France - Paris - History - 19th century. Paris (France) - Social conditions. Liste des ouvrages publie´s par Parent-Duchatelet": v. 1, p. Xxii-xxiv. Finely and uniformly bound in modern aniline calf over marble boards. Raised bands with the titles blocked direct in gilt. Spine compartments uniformly tooled in gilt. An exceptional copy - scans and additional bibliographic detail on request.

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        Mitchell's Traveller's Guide Through the United States, Containing the Principal Cities, Towns, &C. Alphabetically Arranged; Together with the Stage, Steam-Boat, Canal, and Railroad Routes…Illustrated by an Accurate Map of the United States

      Philadelphia: Thomas, Cowperthwait, & Co., 1836 [i.e. 1845]. 78pp. plus large folding map: Young, J.H.: "Mitchell's Traveller's Guide Through the United States. A Map of the Roads, Distances, Steam Boat & Canal Routes &c." Philadelphia: S. Augustus Mitchell, 1845. To left of title: "Sold by Thomas, Cowperthwait, & Co. No. 253 Market St." Period outline color, 17 x 21 inches. Eight insets. 16mo. Gilt-stamped red leather covers. Minor repairs. The inset, "Vicinity of New Orleans," has been removed so that the new Territory of Iowa can be included.

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        Opera ad parisiensem Fabrotianam editionem diligentissime exacta.

      - Prati, 1836-44, voll. 13, in-4, piena pergamena coeva, con doppio tassello bicolore in pelle verde e marrone, quattro nervi e fregi dorati sui dorsi, sguardie marmorizzate, tagli celestini. Completo di indici e del Prontuario dell'Albanense. Bell'esemplare. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        THE ABORIGINAL PORT FOLIO OR A COLLECTION OF PORTRAITS OF THE MOST CELEBRATED CHIEFS OF THE NORTH AMERICAN INDIANS].

      Philadelphia: Published by J.O. Lewis, 1835-1836. - Seventy-two handcolored lithographic plates. Extra- illustrated with an original parts wrapper from part number 3. Folio. Contemporary calf "bound by R. Allen. Late S. Bennett.Mercury Office, Nottingham" (see binder's label on front pastedown), covers paneled in gilt, titled in gilt on upper cover "Aboriginal / Port-Folio"; expertly rebacked to style, spine gilt, red morocco label, marbled endpapers. Very good. One of the rarest 19th- century American color plate books and the first major American color plate book on American Indians. Scarcer than McKenney and Hall's HISTORY OF THE INDIAN TRIBES, Prince Maximilian's REISE IN DAS INNERE VON NORD- AMERICA or CATLIN'S NORTH AMERICAN INDIAN PORTFOLIO, Lewis' work records the dress of the Potawatomi, Winnebago, Shawnee, Sioux, Miami, Fox, Iowa, and other tribes at treaties of Prairie du Chien, Fort Wayne, Fond du Lac, and Green Bay. THE ABORIGINAL PORT FOLIO was published in Philadelphia by lithographers George Lehman and Peter S. Duval. It was issued in ten parts, with each part containing eight plates. Given the size of the undertaking, the first nine parts were issued remarkably quickly, and appeared monthly between May 1835 and January 1836. The reason for this haste is probably that Lewis was aware that the imminent appearance of the first part of McKenney and Hall's HISTORY OF THE INDIAN TRIBES OF NORTH AMERICA would adversely affect his subscriber numbers. The evidence of the surviving copies suggests that his fears were well-founded as there are a number of sets made up from eight parts (with sixty-four plates), but very few with nine parts (seventy-two plates) and ten-part sets with the full complement of a frontispiece/title-leaf and eighty plates are virtually never found: only the Siebert copy is listed as having sold at auction in the past twenty-five years, and there are only about a half dozen or so other recorded sets (the Siebert set, and one other, are the only two examples to include the titlepage). The binding of the present set can be dated to between 1836 and 1847: in 1836 Samuel Bennett died and Richard Allen took over as proprietor of the Nottingham Mercury. In 1847 the proprietorship passed to Thomas Bailey. James O. Lewis was born in Philadelphia in 1799, moved west as a teenager, and had become an engraver and painter by the time he was living in St. Louis in 1820. In 1823 he moved to Detroit, and painted the first of his Indian portraits at the request of Gov. Lewis Cass of Michigan. He accompanied Cass on four Indian treaty expeditions in the Great Lakes region in 1825-27 and painted Indians during the course of each. Virtually all of the originals of the images published here were executed by Lewis in this period. Subsequently, many of the Lewis portraits were copied by Charles Bird King, and some appeared in the King versions in the McKenney and Hall portfolio. All of the Lewis originals were destroyed in the Smithsonian fire of 1865. BENNETT, p.68. EBERSTADT 131:418. FIELD 936. HOWES L315. SABIN 40812. REESE, STAMPED WITH A NATIONAL CHARACTER 23. William Reese, JAMES OTTO LEWIS AND HIS ABORIGINAL PORTFOLIO (New Haven, 2008).

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        A Pilgrimage to the Holy Land; comprising recollections, sketches, and reflections, made during a tour in the East, in 1832-33. Second Edition, Revised and Corrected.

      London: Richard Bentley, New Burlington Street; Paris, Charles Gosselin, 1836 - 3 volumes, octavo (200 × 119 mm). Uncut in the original boards, paper title labels to spines. Rubbing to corners and joints and some chipping to spine ends, two splits to the spine of volume one, but an unsophisticated copy with the gatherings still unopened. Portrait frontis in volume one. 12 pages of publisher's advertisements dated September 1836 in volume one, 2 pages of publishers advertisements in volume 3. Second English edition of Lamartine's Pilgrimage, first published in English in the preceding year. A remarkable survivor.

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        [MANUSCRIPT LETTER IN A SECRETARIAL HAND, SIGNED BY SAM HOUSTON AND WITH TWO CONCLUDING SENTENCES WRITTEN IN HIS HAND, TO ELIJAH HAYWARD, DISCUSSING HOUSTON'S ASSUMPTION OF THE PRESIDENCY OF THE REPUBLIC OF TEXAS, THE POSSIBLE ANNEXATION OF TEXAS TO THE UNITED STATES, AND CRITICISING HIS POLITICAL RIVAL, DAVID BURNET]

      Columbia [Tx.]. Nov. 1, 1836.. [3]pp. on a folded folio sheet. Addressed for mailing (apparently in Houston's hand) on the blank fourth page, with a circular New Orleans postmark (in blue ink), a note "2/3" in red ink, and "10 for. 85" in black ink. Old folds from mailing, two small remnants of old red wax seal. Small hole from a seal, not affecting text. Two small tears near a cross-fold, affecting five letters of text. In very good condition. An outstanding letter from Sam Houston, one of the towering figures in Texas history, written just days after he became President of the Republic of Texas, and a little more than six months after he led Texian forces to victory at the Battle of San Jacinto, which secured the independence of Texas from Mexico. Samuel Houston (1793-1863) was elected President of the Republic of Texas on September 5, 1836, and became President on October 22, succeeding David Burnet, who had been interim President the previous seven months. In this letter Houston notes that "the eyes of the world are upon us," and that Texas is but an "infant Republic just emerging from the political season" with "difficulties and dangers on every side." He goes on to assert, however, that "these difficulties and dangers have been gloriously surmounted, and the bright star of Texian independence is seen moving rapidly onward to the meridian of its glory." Houston makes reference to his victory at San Jacinto, his initial disinclination to seek office, and exhibits gratitude to the people of Texas in investing him with their confidence by making him president of the fledgling Republic. Significantly, Houston writes that "the people of Texas have shown through the ballot box at the late election that they are decidedly in favor of annexation to the United States, and it is a matter worthy to be made known throughout your country." This is a remarkably early pronouncement from Houston on the desirability of annexing Texas to the United States, a subject that Houston returned to in his address to the Texas Legislature in May, 1837. He discusses the "common ancestry" of the peoples of both nations, urges Heyward to use the American press to lobby for annexation, and lauds Texas as a market for goods and produce from the United States. Houston closes the letter by attacking his predecessor and political enemy, former Texas President David Burnet, whom he calls "a poor dog, and I believe a very bad man, if not corrupt." Burnet and Houston were longstanding antagonists, and the two men would face each other again in a contentious campaign for President of Texas in 1841. The animosity between the two became so great that Burnet challenged Houston to a duel, which the latter declined. Houston wrote this letter to Elijah Hayward (1786-1864), a prominent Ohio lawyer and former judge of the Ohio Supreme Court, who had recently resigned his position as Commissioner of the General Land Office in Washington, DC. The relationship between Houston and Hayward is unclear, though the tone of this letter is certainly warm. Houston wrote this letter from Columbia, Texas, which from September to December, 1836, served as the capital of the Republic of Texas. The bulk of the letter is in a secretarial hand; Houston, always an erratic speller, generally preferred to dictate official correspondence. Houston writes: "Dear Sir, I have just received your letter of the 6th August, and it gives me much pleasure to know that although far removed from the most of my old friends in the United States, they still evince some interest in my own prosperity and an anxious solicitude for the success of the great cause of political and religious liberty in Texas. "The eyes of the world are upon us, and the events of the last twelve months have excited the generous sympathies of any patriot heart. We are an infant Republic just emerging from the political season, dark and gloomy have been our prospects, difficulties and dangers have attended on every side, but that gloom has in a great measure been dissipated, these difficulties and dangers have been gloriously surmounted, and the bright star of Texian independence is seen moving rapidly onward to the meridian of its glory. It is indeed enough for one man to have been the leader of that noble band who achieved the ever memorable victory of San Jacinto, and under the influence of that [feeling?] I had determined to hold no office under the government other than that which I then held, and to retire from that as soon as the circumstances of my country would permit to the powerful shades of private life, but the continued and increasing confidence of a grateful people has forced me from that determination, and by an almost unanimous voice called me to occupy the highest station within their gift. Placed in that peculiar position with regard to the other nations of the earth, many important duties necessarily devolve on me, some in the performance of which difficulties must be encountered, but relying with perfect confidence upon our ability to sustain the principles we have [ordained?] I have reason to hope for the best results. "The people of Texas have shown through the ballot box at the late election that they are decidedly in favor of annexation to the United States, and it is a matter worthy to be made known throughout your country, that with the exception of about forty votes they are unanimous on that subject, and so nearly are as allied in feeling and interest in a geographical point of view, and springing as we do from our common ancestry, if it be but accomplished it cannot fail to produce the happiest consequences. I think much might be done to facilitate this grand object through the public press, would our friends in different parts of the union take the matter in hand and urge its importance upon the people, particularly the people of these western states who are accustomed to look to New Orleans as the only market for their produce, for even now, could it find its way here a portion by no means inconsiderable of this surplus, would meet with a ready sale at infinitely better prices than can be obtained in any part of the United States. [The following two sentences as well as the salutation, signature, and postscript are all written in Houston's hand] "Burnet is a poor dog, and I believe a very bad man, if not corrupt. Major Ford [Famous Texas soldier and ranger John S. 'Rip' Ford], is a clever sort of man and shall be provided for. Truly your friend, Sam Houston / write often to me! H." This letter is not included in THE WRITINGS OF SAM HOUSTON, 1813-1863, edited by Amelia Williams and Eugene Barker, and we are unable to locate any letters with similar content written by Houston during this period. An outstanding Sam Houston letter, written just days into his presidency of the Republic of Texas, displaying confidence in the future of the Republic, looking forward to its annexation by the United States, and belittling his political adversary.

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        The Life and Adventures of Jonathan Jefferson Whitlaw; or: Scenes on the Mississippi

      Baudry's European Library. Collectible - Acceptable. Ships from the UK. Former Library book. Small Octavo. Half Leather Hardcover, 1836 First European Edition. . . Ex-library book with the usual treatments. 365 pp. Marbled boards with black leather spine and corners. Gilt lettering on spine. Extremties are worn, peeling to spine, protective tape has been applied to half of spine. Font hinge is cracked , rear hinge is intact. Textblock is sturdy. Tape has been applied to title page, smudging and foxing throughout. This book was the first anti-slavery novel, influencing the American Harriet Beecher Stowe's Uncle Tom's Cabin [Source: Wikipedia] Offered by the Rare & Collectable Books department of Better World Books UK, 100% Money Back Guarantee. Your purchase supports literacy charities

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        ????????? [Seishi Jitsuden Iroha Bunko. Official History and True Tales: A Library of ABCs]

      Tenpo 7. [1836].. 54 kan in 18 volumes. With woodblocks in colour by Eisen ????? ?? ??. Some worming first leaves, some staining last leaves one volume, some light wear covers. A good set. Tamenaga Shansui I's legacy to Japanese fiction is great. During his career he was the most popular author of the ninjobon genre, a form of fiction which reflected the life and loves of the citizens of Edo. In contrast with the sharebon genre before it, ninjobon fiction placed emphasis on the romantic aspects of life. Women were portrayed as having feelings and distinct personalities and the men, heroic and often rich, fell in love. Written in "rich and elegant language [which portrays] the daily lives of the citizens of Edo and the romantic intrigues of its young men and women", it laid the foundations for the modern Japanese novel. Ninjobon was enormously popular until it was banned by Mizuno Tadakuni in 1842 as part of the wider Tenpo Reforms. Mizuno had a particular interest in society's ethical standards and unfortunately paid much attention to the arts. Tamenaga Shunsui was questioned, held in handcuffs for 50 days and his books were banned. Large fines were imposed on his illustrator and publisher and the woodblocks of his books were destroyed. Sadly Tamenaga Shansui never really recovered from this punishment and died in 1843 at the age of 53. The Iroha Bunko, the subject of this set, is one of the many versions of the story of the 47 Ronins, known collectively as Chushingura. The covers of this edition are decorated with the crest of Oishi Kuranosuke, the leader of Loyal Retainers. The design is called futatomoe (two commas) and visually denotes the saga of the 47 Ronins, both the historical Ako Incident (1703) and the dramatizations for puppet as well as kabuki theatre. (World Within Walls - Donald Keene; Biographical Dictionary of Japanese Literature - Sen'ichi Hisamatsu). .

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        POEMS

      Boston: Otis, Broaders and Company, 1836. First Edition. 8vo, publisher’s original brown patterned cloth, with the original paper lettering label on the spine, lettered in black. xiv, (ii),163 pp. A well preserved copy of this fragile book published in original cloth decorated in blind. Internally, the pages are quite clean and fresh and unfoxed, and indeed with some pages unopened and all edges untrimmed. Light aging at the extremities and a tad more with small chips at the head and tail of the spine. A much better copy than is generally encountered. THE AUTHOR’S FIRST BOOK, AND A RARE SURVIVAL. A VERY NICE COLLECTION OF HOLMES’ POEMS some of which are published here for the first time. Scarce in the delicate early cloth.

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        Bristol & Exeter Railway.

      [n.p., c. 1836]. . Plan of the railway printed over 14 sheets, each sheet measuring c. 20 x 64 cm, dissected into 6 sections and mounted on linen, plus two larger sheets measuring 40 x 69 cm featuring larger scale details of the approach to the terminus at Bristol on one and sections of the line closer to Exeter on the other, both dissected into 12 sections and mounted on linen, all with delicate original hand colouring. Original gilt lettered black morocco wallet with working metal clasp, accompanied by four contemporary autograph letters, two originals and two fair copies, regarding the construction of the line in Exeter and a large folded sheet of tracing paper with further diagrams and plans pertaining to two of the letters. Some wear to the spine of the case, which otherwise is very attractive, the maps in excellent condition. The route of the Bristol and Exeter Railway was first plotted and surveyed by Isambard Kingdom Brunel and his assistants in 1835 and parliamentary assent for its construction was given the following year. The line was opened in stages from 1841 onwards, with the final section to Exeter opened in May 1844. All four of the letters pertain to disputes arising from the construction of the railway. The first sheet consists of fair copies of two legal letters concerning a disagreement about the routing of a section of line on land adjacent to a private property. The first copied letter is dated 25th February and is from one Robert Osborne of the the Bristol law Osborne & Ward, solicitors to the Great Western Railway company, making reference to the plans on the traced sheet; the second copied letter is dated two days later and is from the solicitor representing the local landowner. The next item of correspondence is addressed to Edward Divett, the MP for Exeter, and is dated 29th February. Though it is difficult to read and the signature at the end is indecipherable, the writer is forwarding to him the previous correspondence plus the traced plans and appears to entreat Divett's support for the railway company. The final letter is dated 15th March, 1836 and is from one John Gidley, a clerk of the borough of Exeter, on whose behalf he writes. The letter is again addressed to Edward Divett and discusses the council's unhappiness with the Bristol and Exeter Railway Company and suggests that alterations to the planned works would be sought in order to protect their property. A unique collection, providing a fascinating insight into the construction of one of the primary railways in England. The map itself is very scarce, with no other copies traced. It was evidently made for official use, perhaps for one of the directors of the railway company or quite possibly the local MP, to whom two of the letters are addressed.

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