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        Trip to the West and Texas. Comprising a Journey of Eight Thousand Miles, through New-York, Michigan, Illinois, Missouri, Louisiana and Texas, in the Autumn and Winter of 1834-1835. Interspersed with Anecdotes, Incidents and Observations. With a Brief Sketch of the Texan War

      Concord, N.H.: William White. Boston: Benjamin B. Mussey, 1836. Second (and best) edition. 12mo. Without the map (not found in all copies) and LACKING the frontispiece; 2 full-page wood-engravings (p.172; and p. 178 of shooting deer). iv, [5]-380pp. Original cloth, title "Texas" in gilt on spine beneath a design of Texas flag, stamped with motto "Independence", printed upside down. Occasional stains to text, overall very good. Signed Nicholas Lincoln on the flyleaf. Bookplate of James Torr Harmer. Howes P74; Graff 3183; Phillips, Sporting Books, p. 286; Sabin 58643; Jenkins, Basic Texas 159; Streeter Texas 1172a . Written on the eve of the Texas Revolution, Parker's account of his travels there is greatly valued as of the earliest accounts of Texas written in English. The son of a prominent New Hampshire Senator, Parker was 43 when he set out on his journey, and spent over a month in Texas, visiting San Augustine, Nacogdoches, Hall's Ferry on the Brazos River, San Antonio ("like all Spanish towns, is composed of houses built of logs and mud, and makes a squalid appearance") San Felipe, Columbia, Brazoria, and Velasco. He is particularly observant of the land and its qualities (and abundance!), the peculiar fauna, the people, and the prospects there for emigrants, particularly Northern emigrants; e.g.,"neither Galveston Bay nor the flat country all along the seacoast, is the place for a northern man. It is too much infested with alligators, mocassan [sic] snakes, and moschetoes." The author's intelligent remarks on slavery, and his prescient observations on the growing conflict between the Anglo and Spanish heritage of the state have been remarked by others. Further, this second edition is extremely important, as it is the first to contain an additional chapter on the "Texian Revolution."

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        JOCELYN. EPISODE. JOURNAL TROUVE' CHEZ UN CURE' DE VILLAGE FURNE ET GOSSELIN PARIS 1836

      FURNE ET GOSSELIN 1836 Deux volumes in-8 (221 x 142 mm), broche', couverture jaune, non rogne'. Edition originale. (defauts d'usage, dos restaures, quelques traces sur les couvertures, quelques legeres rousseurs). // Two octavo volumes (221 x 142 mm), softbound, yellow soft cove

      [Bookseller: Librairie Henri Picard & Fils]
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        Système Pénitentiaire aux États-Unis et son application en France. Suivi d'un Appendice sur les Colonies Pénales et des notes statistiques. Seconde édition, entièrement refondue et augmentée d'une Introduction

      Paris, Librairie de Charles Gosselin, Imprimerie de Bourgogne & Martinet, 1836. Dos volúmenes en 4to.; 2 hs., 394 pp. + 2 hs., 374 pp., y 5 láminas litográficas aparte, con planos de prisiones norteamericanas, tres de ellos plegados. Encuadernación moderna en media tela. Un hito en la Historia de las Ideas sobre el Tratamiento Penitenciario. Tocqueville y Beaumont, amigos y ambos magistrados en Versailles, obtuvieron del Ministro Montalivet el encargo de una Misión para estudiar el sistema penitenciario en Estados Unidos, donde estuvieron durante dieciocho meses, publicando a su regreso en 1833 ésta obra que marca las bases para una reforma radical de la organización de las prisiones, tanto en el aspecto sociológico y filosófico como en las cuestiones jurídicas y financieras ligadas a las mismas. El sistema penitenciario norteamericano, creado como tal en 1786, en Pennsylvania, bajo la influencia directa de los medios cuáqueros, planteaba el aislamiento absoluto, en contraposición a la promiscuidad, y a partir de 1823 el trabajo colectivo y silencioso durante el día. El fructífero viaje a Estados Unidos permitió a Tocqueville la observación «sur place» del funcionamiento de la democracia en el único pais con régimen republicano. En 1835 aparecería la primera edición de «De la Démocratie en Amérique».

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        Ornithology. Humming Birds. Volume II. The Naturalist's Library, volume VII [7]

      Edinburgh W H Lizars 1836. G: in Good condition. Cover rubbed and faded. Some wear to outer spine and to ends. Darkening to page ends. Ex.-lib. Royal College of Surgeons with minimal marking. Illustrations bright Reprint Brown hardback cloth cover 180mm x 110mm (7" x 4"). 168pp + plates. 31 hand-coloured plates and frontispiece portrait.

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        JOURNAL OF THE REV. TIMOTHY FLINT FROM THE RED RIVER TO THE QUACHITTA or WASHITA, in Louisiana in 1835" [as published in] The SELECT CIRCULATING LIBRARY. Containing the Best Popular Literature, Including Memoirs, Biography, Novels, Tales, Travels, Voyages, &c. Part I - 1836. [bound with] THE JOURNAL Of BELLES LETTRES. PART I. Nos 1 - 26. 1836.

      Printed and Published by Adam Waldie,, Philadelphia: 1836 - Steel engraved plate of Frederick Marryat, drawn by Behnes, engraved by Lawson, precedes text. Flint's long letter (11 columns, in small type) is dated Alexandria, La., April 21, 1835, and apparently not known to Kirkpatrick who made no reference to it in his biography of Flint [per Graff]. The cited references make mention of a separate 12mo edition of this work, and of which we find an occasional record, the last being in 1973. Rare. Marryat is represented with The NAVAL ANNUAL, in addition to the engraving. In 'Belles Lettres' is found, JAPHET In SEARCH Of A FATHER. Miss Baillie [no doubt, unknowingly] contributes a number of dramatic pieces, all but two asserted to be original publications, and which, by appearing herein, constitute their first US appearance. "Belles Lettres" also publishes, for the first time, journal entries from an officer of the U. S. S. PEACOCK, which was serving, at the time, in the Far East. The editor introduces his correspondent by saying he begins by "giving the details of the awful disaster which befell the Peacock, from which she escaped almost by a miracle." Joints starting [boards held solidly by cords], with a largish chip to leather at spine crown. Usual bit of foxing. Period pos to top margin of t.p. A VG copy. Period brown half-calf over brown marbled paper boards. 4to. 11-3/8" x 9-1/8". 1st edition thus (Howes F-202; cf. Graff 1357, Rader 1419 for the separate printing). Not in Sabin. [4], 416 pp. Text triple column. Flint piece, pp. 284 - 288. 'Belles Lettres' - 4pp / issue [usually]. [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

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        La musique simplifiée dans sa théorie et dans son enseignement.

      Chamerot, Paris - 1836 - 1839. 2 parties reliées en un volume in 4, demi reliure de chagrin rouge, dos lisse. XIV - 198 et XVIII - 299 pages. Quelques rousseurs sinon bel exemplaire de cette rare étude, décriée dès sa parution et sujet à une polémique sans fin. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Annual Report of the Boston Female Anti-Slavery Society. Being a Concise History of the Cases of the Slave Child, Med, and the Women Demanded as Slaves of the Supreme Judicial Court of Mass. With All the Other Proceedings of the Society. [Cover title]: Right and Wrong in Boston in 1836

      Published by the Society. Isaac Knapp Printer Boston: Published by the Society. Isaac Knapp Printer. 1836. First. First edition. Printed wrappers. 12mo. 90pp. Printed brown wrappers. Slight staining and modest overall use to the wrappers, else an attractive and pleasing near fine copy. When the Massachusetts Anti-Slavery Society declined to admit women, the sisters Anne Greene Chapman and Maria Weston Chapman banded with other women to form their own society. They were radical for the time in that they invited African-Americans to join and experienced great opposition even from other Abolitionists. This was their first annual report which details the activities of the Society including a call for the abolition of slavery in Washington, DC, transcripts of members' conversations with escaped slaves, correspondence with other groups, and an account of the Society's intervention on behalf of a six-year-old slave girl brought from Louisiana to keep her mistress company while she summered in Massachusetts. The Society brought suit successfully and was a landmark in American slave law. Chapman also uses the report to expound upon women's rights, responding to the suggestion that women are inferior: "Such harem notions, the relics of barbarous ages, will not be entirely extinguished while slavery exists, for they are only manifestations of that spirit." Also contains the first book appearance of "To the Memory of Charles B. Storrs" by John Greenleaf Whittier (BAL 21698). Also issued in cloth, the wrappered issue is exceptionally uncommon. .

      [Bookseller: Between the Covers- Rare Books, Inc. ABA]
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        COINS OF THE ROMANS RELATING TO BRITAIN

      London 1836 - Small octavo, 6 1/2 x 4 inches, full contemporary brown morocco, a bit rubbed. Vignette title page, interleaved copy with the addition of 5 extra plates positioned in the text, 2 extra portraits plus the published 6 plates and text illustrations. A SIGNED COPY FROM AKERMAN TO HUGH WELSH DIAMOND WITH 2 LETTERS BOUND IN BY AKERMAN AND ONE LETTER SIGNED BY JOHN LEE (TO WHOM THE BOOK IS DEDICATED) AND ONE SIGNED NOTE BY MR. DOUCE, WHO IS MENTIONED IN THE TEXT. Mr Diamond adds a note to the endpaper that the book was bound by T. Raines. Basically a unique copy.

      [Bookseller: Charles Russell, ABA, ILAB, est 1978]
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        THE NEW SEMAPHORIC SIGNAL BOOK, IN THREE PARTS: CONTAINING THE MARINE TELEGRAPH SYSTEM, WITH THE APPENDIX, THE UNITED STATES TELEGRAPH VOCABULARY, AND EMBRACING THE HOLYHEAD SIGNALS. TO WHICH IS ANNEXED THE BOSTON HARBOR SIGNAL BOOK

      Bos., 1836.. First Edition, early issue, of a rare American book of signals. Illustrations in text plus five lithographed plates by Pendleton, colored by hand. Parker wrote several works on semaphore signals, and there was a second edition of this work in 1841. One of the earliest of American books of signals, and quite scarce. This copy has two pages of manuscript additions following the 1839 addendum. Interestingly, in the "Boston Harbor Signal Book" section, the Brig Maese of Plymouth appears as "45 52," the same number written in manuscript in the 1823 Elford signal book. Bound in original boards, printed paper label on front cover. Some cover spotting and wear to binding. Text is lightly foxed, but clean and tightly bound.

      [Bookseller: Ten Pound Island Book Co.]
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        Jocelyn. Episode. Journal trouvé chez un curé de village

      Furne et Gosselin, Paris 1836 - Deux volumes in-8 (221 x 142 mm), broché, couverture jaune, non rogné. Edition originale. (défauts d'usage, dos restaurés, quelques traces sur les couvertures, quelques légères rousseurs). // Two octavo volumes (221 x 142 mm), softbound, yellow soft cover, uncut. First edition. (defects of use, spines restaured, some stains on covers, some light brownings).

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        Beyträge zur dacischen Geschichte.

      Hermannstadt, Hochmeister 1836. - Mit 18 (tls. gefalt.) lithograph. Tafeln. 4 Bll., 205 S., 1 Bl. HLdr. d. Zt. Hene war "Bischof von Dulcinea und Gross-Probst zu Carlsburg, in Siebenbürgen". - Die Tafeln zeigen archäologische Funde aus der römischen Provinz Dakien, dem heutigen Siebenbürgen, bzw. Moldawien. - Berieben. Vortitel mit 8 Wachsabdrucken von mittelalterlichen Siegeln des Gebietes. Seitlicher Rand fast durchgehend mit einem schmalen Tintenrand. Bitte beachten Sie: Wir sind bis 12.01.2014 im Urlaub, der Versand kann erst ab 13.01.2014 erfolgen! - Please note: As we are in holidays your order can't be shipped before 13/01/2014! [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        The Lives of the Fathers, Martyrs, and Other Principal Saints. 2 volumes.

      Coyne., Dublin. 1836 - Light wear to cover extremities, scattered foxing, otherwise a very good copy in an attractive bindings. 20 full-page engraved plates, engraved title pages with vignettes. Large 8vo. lxxxv, 879; 1145 pp. Later half green morocco over blue stippled cloth, raised bands, gilt spine titles. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Readings from Dean Swift His 'Tale of a Tub:' With Variorum Notes and a Supplement, for the Use of the Nineteenth Century

      London: Roake and Varty, 1836. First Edition Thus. Full Calf. Very Good. 12mo. 17 by 10.5 cm. 67 pp. With six hand-colored plates. (The plates are generally found uncolored.) Modern calf. Leaves age toned.

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        JOURNEY THROUGH ARABIA PETRAEA, TO MOUNT SINAI, AND THE EXCAVATED CITY OF PETRA, THE EDOM OF THE PROPHECIES

      John Murray 1836 Dark boards with with blindstamped design and sunned towards edges and spine. Some very minor foxing to few pages. Plate pp 184 detached, but present ; Scarce. SIGNED on front endpaper by the Earl of Ellenborough with his bookplate. Frontispiece of "Interior View of the Khasne". One fold-out map and Numerous tissue guarded b&w illustrations; 8vo; xxviii, map, 331, 4 pages

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        The Philadelphia Water Works by Nicolino Calyo (1799-1884)

      1836 - NICOLINO CALYO (1799-1884) The Philadelphia Water Works Gouache on paper, 44 1/4x59 1/2 in. Inscribed (on the back, twice), Fairmont Executed 1835-36 EXHIBITED: Philadelphia Museum of Art, Pennsylvania (n.d.); Philadelphia Museum of Art, The Fairmount Waterworks 1988, p. 29 illus. in color; p. 44 checklist EX COLL.: [Harry Stone, New York]; [Hirschl and Adler Galleries, New York, by 1984]; to corporate collection, until the present Nicolino Calyo's career reflects a restless spirit of enterprise and adventure. Descended in the line of the Viscontes di Calyo of Calabria, the artist was the son of a Neapolitan army officer. (See the brief biographical sketch by Kathleen Foster, prefacing catalogue entry no. 257 in Philadelphia Museum of Art, Philadelphia: Three Centuries of American Art, exhib. cat., [1976], pp. 299-301.) Calyo received formal training in art at the Naples Academy. His career took shape amidst the backdrop of the political turbulence of early nineteenth century Italy, Spain, and France. He fled Naples after choosing the losing side of struggles of 1820-21, and, by 1829 was part of an Italian exile community in Malta. This was the keynote of a peripatetic life that saw the artist travel through Europe, to America, to Europe again, and back to America. Paradoxically, Calyo's stock-in-trade was close observation of people and places, meticulously rendered in the precise topographical tradition of his fellow countrymen, Antonio Canale (called Canaletto) and Francesco Guardi. In search of artistic opportunity and in pursuit of a living, Calyo left Malta, and, by 1834, was on the opposite side of the great Atlantic Ocean, in Baltimore, Maryland. He advertised his skills in the April 16, 1835, edition of the Baltimore American, offering "remarkable views executed from drawings taken on the spot by himself, . in which no pains or any resource of his art has been neglected, to render them accurate in every particular" (as quoted in The Art Gallery and The Gallery of the School of Architecture, University of Maryland, College Park, 350 Years of Art & Architecture in Maryland [1984], p. 35). Favoring gouache on paper as his medium, Calyo rendered faithful visual images of familiar locales executed with a degree of skill and polish that was second nature for European academically-trained artists. Indeed, it was the search for this graceful fluency that made American artists eager to travel to Europe and that led American patrons to seek out the works of ambitious newcomers. On June 16, 1835, the Baltimore Republican reported that Calyo was on his way north to Philadelphia and New York to paint views of those cities. Calyo arrived in New York just in time to witness the great fire of December 1835, which destroyed much of the downtown business district. He sketched the fire as it burned, producing a series of gouache images that combined his sophisticated European painting style with the truth and urgency of on-the-spot observation. Two of his images were given broad currency when they were reproduced in aquatint by William James Bennett. The New-York Historical Society owns two large Calyo gouaches of the fire. From 1838 until 1855, Calyo listed himself in New York City directories, as a painter, as a portrait painter, as an art instructor, and in partnership with his sons, John (1818-1893) and later, the considerably younger Hannibal (1835-1883). Between 1847 and 1852 Calyo exhibited scenes from the Mexican War and a panorama of the Connecticut River in New York, Philadelphia, Boston, and New Orleans. He spent some time in Spain as court painter to Queen Maria Cristina, the result of his continuing European connections, but by 1874 was back in America, where he remained until his death. Between 1819 and 1822 the city of Philadelphia dammed the Schuylkill River to build the Fairmount Water Works, intended to insure a clean water supply to the growing town. In 1844, the municipality began to

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        A Diary of the Wreck of His Majesty's Ship Challenger, on the Western Coast of South America, in May 1835, with an account of the subsequent encampment of the officers and crew, during a period of seven weeks, on the South Coast of Chilli

      London: Longman, Rees, Orme, Brown, Green, & Longman, 1836. First edition, [4], 160pp., large folding lithograph frontispiece, 1 further folding lithograph plate (repair to one fold), 2 lithographed maps (1 folding), attractively bound in period style half morocco, marbled boards, spine with raised bands, gilt and blind tooled. The 'Challenger' was wrecked on the desolate Chile coast, by an abnormal current and the crew were stranded on shore for seven weeks before being rescued. Subsequently, the Captain, Michael Seymour, was not only acquitted of any responsibility, but was commended for his conduct in preserving the lives of his crew. Abbey 716; Huntress 273C; Sabin 19961.

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        On Moral Command

      London: William Clowes and Sons, 1836. [8], 110pp, [2]. Full straight-grain morocco, smooth back divided into three unequal panels, gilt title to middle panel, remaining panels with gilt volute tooling, covers with triple fillet bordering a repeating flower and tree roll enclosed with a single fillet, inner panel of interlaced gilt corner pieces joined with a flower head and leaf roll in blind, upper cover with central gilt coat of arms of Ernest Augustus, Duke of Cumberland and later the King of Hanover, gilt roll to edges and inner edges, a.e.g. Slightly rubbed to extremities, King of Hanovers ink stamp to reverse of title, otherwise internally quite bright and clean. COPAC shows at the BL only, with no first editions listed. Sandler calls this an "extraordinary little book [which] is a mixture of anecdotes, practical advice and eccentric opinions", Sandler Collection 2900. Second Edition. Full Morocco. Very Good. 8vo.

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        A Manual of The Political Antiquities of Greece

      Oxford, D.A. Talboys, London. LEATHER_BOUND. Rare! 1836. First English Edition.,Published by Oxford, D.A. Talboys, London.,424 pages. (9 x 5.8 x 1.25 inches Beautiful Full Leather Cover Design with Pretty Tooled Boards, gold leaf lettering & design spine with Red page edges and marbled end-papers Hardcover no dust jacket) Acceptable to Good Condition. Inscribed by G.F. Bonham on Free end-paper opposite title page, Some wear to edges/hinges/spine, some glue/color added to hinges from a previous repair in the past...holding, but would handle with care,inscription, pages/text block have some foxing; However, very good for over 175 years old!!! Next Day Shipping! A Manual of The Political Antiquities of Greece by Charles Frederick Hermann Biblio . Fair. 1836. 1st English Edition.

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        A Complete Modern British Martyrology; commencing with 'the Reformation', A.D. 1535, 26th Henry VIII. to A.D. 1684, 24th Charles II. A New Edition, in Three Parts Part I. Comprising Memoirs of the Clergy and others who suffered during the reign of Henry VIII.; Parts II. and III. being 'Memoirs of Missionary Priests,' By the late Ven. and Right Rev Richard Challoner, D.D. Bishop of Debra and Vicar Apostolic

      London:: T. Jones,, 1836.. First edition thus.. Hardcover. Near Fine. [vi], 112; (iii)-xviii, 252; (iii)-viii, 267. Embellished with Engravings drawn on the wood by W.H. Craig, Esq. Contents very good and clean. Some creasing and soiling to front free endpaper. In contemporary grained cloth boards decorated in blind, with a new cloth spine with paper label. A very fresh copy. Scarce. While Parts II & III are reprints of Challoner's work, the Memoirs of the Clergy in Part I appear to have been collected from various sources by an unnamed editor. The many woodcut illustrations appear to be new to this edition. Very uncommon, and a very nice copy.

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        A new dictionary of the English language

      London: William Pickering. 1836-37. "First edition, 2 volumes, 4to, pp. [4], 1183, [1]; [4], 1185-2222, [1]; recent red cloth, gilt-lettered direct on gilt-paneled spine; very good and sound. The most substantial lexicographical undertaking in England between Johnson and the O.E.D. ""Richardson was an ardent philologist of the school of Horne Tooke ... His principle was to arrive at the original and proper meaning which was inherent in a word from its etymology"" (see DNB). Based on the ""historical principle"" of lexicography, this work formed the most substantial link between Samuel Johnson and the O.E.D."

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        SPECIMENS OF ANCIENT FURNITURE DRAWN FROM EXISTING AUTHORITIES

      Edinburgh: William Pickering, 1836. Plates fine and wide-margined, covers worn, many of the pages have popped loose. First edition Folio. [viii], 57p. Illustrated with 74 full-page lithographed plates, including about ten in color (one double page) and others in fewer colors, black and white or sepia. Bound with leather spine gilt and paper-covered boards

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        SWITZERLAND. ILLUSTRATED IN A SERIES OF VIEWS TAKEN ON THE SPOT AND EXPRESSLY FOR THIS WORK BY W. H. BARTLETT

      George Virtue, London 1836 - Two quarto (8-1/4" x 11") volumes bound in plum embossed cloth with polished green calf leather spines and corners, matching morocco spine labels. Illustrated with engraved title pages in each volume, 106 steel-engraved plates after Bartlett, and a folding lithograph map of Switzerland. Most plates free from foxing, a few with moderate to heavy foxing. Some rubbing to the leather but bindings solid and rather attractive. Very Good [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Charles Agvent, est. 1987, ABAA, ILAB]
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        Astoria, or Anecdotes of an Enterprise Beyond the Rocky Mountains

      Carey, Lea, & Blanchard Philadelphia 1836. First Edition, First State Both volumes of this two volume set are in good to very good- condition although re-backed retaining the publisher's original green-brown, patterned cloth covered boards and the gilt text stamped back strips. The original end papers were also retained. The new spine backing is in a dark green cloth which does not match the original materials but does supply each volume with added strength. (The original cloth is embossed with a floral pattern on "brown T-like cloth" as noted as "Cloth C" by Jacob Blanck in his Bibliography of American Literature.) (BAL 10148) The original cloth at the lower fore edges of the boards is rubbed through in small areas as are the upper fore edges of the boards. As is typically seen, the end papers for both volumes are foxed and there is general foxing to many of the pages throughout the text blocks. Both books are protected within two fabric covered chemises which are contained within an elegant 1/2 dark green leather and cloth covered slip case with gilt lettering on the boxed end. The boxed end is shaped as a double convex with raised spines so that it appears as two volumes with gilt text stamping in the compartments. The fold-out map of the routes of Hunt & Sturart contained in volume two is in very good condition with very slight age toning and with two short closed tears: one 1 1/2" long at the first fold and the second of 1/2" long at the edge where it is tipped-in. with only one short 1" closed tear at one of the folds and a 2" long closed tear near the edge which is tipped-into the binding. Wright Howes in his bibliography U.S.Iana (I-81) states that this is the "Classic account of the first American attempt at settlement on the Pacific coast, 1811, ..including the earliest extended relation of Wilson P. Hunt's overland expedition from St. Louis to that settlement." Irving was commissioned by John Jacob Astor to write the account of his company's effort to create a settlement in what is now Oregon. (BAL 10148, Graff 2158, Sabin 35129) Reportedly only 4, 000 copies of the first edition were printed. A very handsome set of a unique and scarce account of the earliest settlement of the Pacific Northwest.Our code number = TB20540

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        SWITZERLAND. ILLUSTRATED IN A SERIES OF VIEWS TAKEN ON THE SPOT AND EXPRESSLY FOR THIS WORK BY W. H. BARTLETT

      George Virtue London: George Virtue, 1836. First Edition. hardcover. Most plates free from foxing, a few with moderate to heavy foxing. Some rubbing to the leather but bindings solid and rather attractive. Very Good. Two quarto (8-1/4" x 11") volumes bound in plum embossed cloth with polished green calf leather spines and corners, matching morocco spine labels. Illustrated with engraved title pages in each volume, 106 steel-engraved plates after Bartlett, and a folding lithograph map of Switzerland.

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        "The history of Texas; or, the emigrant's, farmer's, and politician's guide to the character, climate, soil, and productions of that country: geographically arranged from personal observations and experiences"

      stereotyped and published by J. A. James & Co. Cincinnati: stereotyped and published by J. A. James & Co.. 1836. "First edition, 12mo, pp. xii, 13-336; folding map by E.F. Lee hand- colored in outline; very minor foxing; a near fine, tight copy in original green floral-patterned cloth, printed paper label on spine. ""Conditions just prior to the Revolution described by an actual observer"" (Howes). ""This contemporary history by Edward, not withstanding some idiosyncrasies of the author, is one of the essential Texas books"" (Streeter). Graff 1208; Howes E48; Sabin 21886; Streeter 344. "

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        Johnsoniana; or, Supplement to Boswell…

      London: John Murray, Publisher to the Admiralty, and Board of Longitude, 1836. A handsome book in full calf with gilt spine and raised bands, marbled edges and endpapers. Profusely illustrated. Armorial bookplate of Samuel Courtauld, with his signature on the first blank, dated 1893. Heavy foxing to title page and frontis, rest of the book mostly clean. Covers rubbed, lightly scratched, with some spotting.. Leather. VG.

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        JOHNSONIANA; or, Supplement to Boswell: Being, Anecdotes and Sayings of Dr. Johnson

      London:: John Murray,. 1836.. 8vo. 1st edition thus. 530 pp.. Modern half-leather binding w/ marbled boards and text-block edges executed in a period style. New eps.. Fine (bpt).. Illustrated with plates.

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        Wa-Bish-Kee-Pe-Nas, The White Pigeon, A Chippewa

      Philadelphia, ca. 1836. Fine. Hand-colored lithograph from an early folio edition of McKenney and Hall's "History of the Indian Tribes of North America". Image size approximately 14-1/8 by 20 inches, matted in an 18 x 24 inch mat. Trace of binding adhesive along one edge else a fine copy with rich vibrant colors. This image is listed on the contents page of Volume I as Wabishkeepenas, or 'The White Pigeon'

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        Catalogue des Livres et Manuscrits, de la Bibliotheque de feu M. Raetzel

      Paris: chez Silvestre, Libraire. 1836. First. First edition. [v]-vii, [1], 249, [7] pp. 21 cm. Lacks the original binding and the title page, in paper wrappers. Else complete and very good with light scattered spotting to the text pages and browning to the first and last leaves from the paper wraps. An auction catalogue of the library formed by M. Raetzel, which is especially notable for its Americana holdings relating to voyages to the new world, and to the settlement, social history and political history of the United States and South America. Scarce. OCLC locates only one copy at the Grolier Club in New York, and we know of only one other copy at the Library Company in Philadelphia. .

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        Autograph letter signed to Charles Stokes

      1836. Buckland, William (1784-1856). Autograph letter signed to Charles Stokes (1783-1853). N.p., 27 Oct. 1836. 3pp. 228 x 187 mm. Small marginal lacuna where seal was broken, light dampstaining along central fold, seal reinforced with clear tape.. Letter with excellent scientific content from geologist and paleontologist William Buckland, founder of the Oxford school of geology and author of the best-selling Reliquiae Diluvianae (1823), which promoted a catastrophist version of Earth's history marked by "discontinuous assemblages of organic life being created and dying out" (Dictionary of Scientific Biography). Buckland's letter discusses a significant geological discovery-the relationship between the New Red Sandstone strata in England and in Chemnitz, Germany, based on samples of petrified wood found in both regions."Many thanks for your letter rec'd at Bristol - I was sorry to miss you in the 1?2 day I was in London last week. I write to ask if you have rec'd from Revd. Mr. Bree of Allesley near Coventry some polished thin slices of silicified wood which he promised me to send up to you. I was at Allesley last week whither I have been longing to go for the last 10 years & have ascertained that the matrix from which the silicified wood in the gravel & on the surface of the fields of that district has been derived is the lower region of the New Red Sandstone - this discovery is very important in its relation to the equivalent strata near Chemnitz. "Chemnitz is the site of a Permian-era petrified forest, remarkable for its "outstanding three-dimensional preservation of particularly large fossil remains, made possible by siliceous permineralization, [which] provides the opportunity to study the gross morphology, anatomy and internal organization of plant tissues in a way not allowed by other preservational states" (Lucas et al., p. 8). Bree's samples from Allesley were apparently of a similar nature." shall present a notice of my evidence of identification, to the Geol. Soc. next Wednesday & I shall be glad to transfer to yourself & Brown the examination & description of the nature of the fossil woods of Allesley. I recognized in Bree's collection which is very large, none of the palms and Dendrolites of Cotton and Sprengel all appeared to be nearer to Coniferae but in the greater no. the annular rings of growth were very obscure. If you have received Bree's packet I wish you wd. get ready by Wednesday a short Notice on its contents to be read after my paper which I concluded with saying, if you will permit me, that you & R. Brown have undertaken the botanical examination of the nature of the fossil plants found in the locality. . . .""R. Brown" refers to botanist Robert Brown (1773-1858), best known for naming the cell nucleus and for being the first to observe the seemingly random movement of particles suspended in a liquid or gas - what we now call Brownian motion. Brown's investigations of the cellular tissues of fossilized woods are noted in Buckland's Geology and Mineralogy Considered with Reference to Natural Theology (1836), published the same year this letter was written. Rev. William Thomas Bree (1786-1863), vicar of All Saints' church in Allesley, was a noted observer of all aspects of natural history who wrote many articles and letters on local plants, insects and bird life, a large number of which were published in Loudon's Magazine of Natural History between 1829 and 1837. Buckland's correspondent was Charles Stokes, a stockbroker and amateur geologist who collected specimens of petrified wood. Buckland stated in his letter that he would present his "notice of my evidence of identification" to the Geological Society on the following Wednesday (Nov. 1); however, he did not do so until December 14 (see Proceedings of the Geological Society of London 2 [1838]: 439). Buckland's paper, titled "On the Occurrence of Silicified Trunks of Large Trees in the New Red Sandstone Formation of Poikilitic Series, at Allesley, near Coventry," was followed by "Further Notice on a partially Petrified Piece of Wood from an Ancient Roman Aqueduct at Eilsen, in the Principality of Lippe-Buckeberg," by Stokes. Lucas et al., "Non-Marine Permian Biostratigraphy and Biochronology: An Introduction," Geological Society, London, Special Publications 265 (2006): 1-14.

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        Memoire sur une maniere nouvelle ...l'operation de la pierre

      Paris: J.-B. Bailliere, 1836. 1st edition. Remarkable Life-Size Plates Dupuytren, Guillaume, baron (1777-1835). Memoire sur une maniere nouvelle de pratiquer l'operation de la pierre . . . Termine et publie par J. L. Sanson et par L. J. Begin. . . . Folio. [4], 50pp. 10 lithographed plates (9 by N. H. Jacob, 1 by A. Chazal, printed by Langlume). Paris: Bailliere, 1836. 589 x 437 mm. Quarter morocco, gilt, uncut, 19th century style. 2 small repairs to title margin, minor ink staining in upper margin of title & 1 or 2 plates, a little soiling, ink notation on 2nd leaf. Very good. First Edition. Elaborates on Dupuytren's method of bilateral lithotomy, with statistical results; also discusses Sanson's rectovesical lithotomy and the then popular lithotrity. Remarkable for its life-size plates, boldy drawn by Jacob, Bourgery's artist. Also exceptionally rare, not in Waller or Wellcome, or cited in Murphy. Murphy 122 re Sanson. Barsky 192.

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        MITCHELL'S TRAVELLERS GUIDE THROUGH THE UNITED STATES

      Mitchell and Hinman 1836 Possibly rebound. Staining to obverse & verso of title page. Bookplate to front pastedown. Previous owner's name to rear endpaper. Tape to one map; Stunning early example of a guide to the USA, basically ending at the Mississippi river, before California or Texas was a state ; Maps; 24mo 5" - 6" tall; 78 pages

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        Histoire philosophique, politique et critique du Christianisme des églises chrétiennes, depuis Jésus jusqu'au dix-neuvième siècle.

      A. Leclaire et Cie. 1836 -1837 De Potter - Paris, A. Leclaire et Cie., 1836 - 1837. 8 volumi in-8° m. pelle coeva con angoli, dorsi artisticamente decorati in oro. Complessive 4075 pp. Carta con le usuali rifioriture, peraltro ben conservati. > (Caillet, 8922).

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        M.) Ledetraad til nordisk oldkyndighed, udgiven af det kongelige Nordiske Oldskrift-Selskab.

      Köpenhamn, S. L. Møllers bogtrykkeri, 1836. 8:o. (4),+ 100 s. Rikt illustrerad med träsnitt i texten. Enstaka småfläckar. Med lätta förstrykningar i blyerts. Ur Mats P. Malmers bibliotek, med hans namnteckning "Mats Petersson" i blyerts, daterad 1947, samt med fyra bilagda A4-blad med hans anteckningar. Första upplagan av en epokgörande bok, med bra provenien! Här framlägger C. J. Thomsen (1788-1865), i sitt bidrag till boken, "Kortfattet udsigt over mindesmærker og oldsager fra Nordens fortid" (s. 27-90), för första gången i tryck sitt revolutionerande treperiodsystem; stenåldern, bronsåldern och järnåldern, med definitioner och igenkänningsmärken. Systemet hade dock redan varit känt en längre tid. Redan i ett brev till J. H. Schröder 1818 berättar han om sin museiordning. Boken och artikeln fick snabbt spridning. Redan 1837 översattes den till tyska och på engelska utkom den 1848. I Danmark spreds systemet sedan genom Thomsens lärjunge J. J. A. Worsaaes arbeten och i Sverige hade Bror Emil Hildebrand redan i början av 1830-talet lärt känna och tagit benämningarna i bruk, även om han länge var något skeptisk till indelningen. Bokens andra större kapitel, "Den oldnordiske literaturs omfang og vigtighed", är författat av N. M. Petersen. Mats P. Malmer analyserar ingående Thomsens system i boken "Metodproblem inom järnålderns konsthistoria"

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        ISTORIA DELLA CITTA' E COSTIERA DI AMALFI IN DUE PARTI DIVISA.

      FIBRENO 1836 In 8vo; pp.457, 1n.n. con errata. Stemma della città al frontespizio. 12 tavole intercalate nel testo. In fine tavola spieghevole con la pianta topografica della città e costiera d'Amalfi e sue adiacenze da Punta della Campanella a Capo d?Orso. Mezza pelle coeva. Titolo e fregi dorati al dorso. La descrizionei delle principali località della costiera: Ravello, Atrani, Conca, Agerola, Praiano, Vettica e Positano. Lozzi, 45. 5 immagini allegate.

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        The Pirate, and the Three Cutters

      London: Longman, Rees, Orme, 1836. First. hardcover. fine. Illustrated with 20 fine steel engravings from drawings by Clarkson Stanfield. 8vo, 3/4 polished calf, ornately gilt spine, marbled boards, a.e.g. London: Longman, Rees, Orme, 1836. First Edition. A fine copy.

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        The Pirate and the Three Cutters

      London: Published for the Proprietors by Longman , Rees, Orme, Brown, Green and Longman, 1836 - First edition, large-paper copy, with india proof plates. Royal 8vo. Steel- engraved engraved portrait frontispiece, additional steel-engraved title preceding printed title, and 18 plates on India Paper after Clarkson Stanfield, all dated December, 1835. 315 pp. Bound in full contemporary diced blue calf gilt, front joint just starting, extremities rubbed and with some scuffs; mounted bookplate and tipped-in description from early auction catalogue. Sadleir 1594b; Wolff 4533a [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

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        The Pirate, and the Three Cutters.

      Longman, Rees, Orme, London 1836 - Illustrated with 20 fine steel engravings from drawings by Clarkson Stanfield. 8vo, 3/4 polished calf, ornately gilt spine, marbled boards, a.e.g. London: Longman, Rees, Orme, 1836. First Edition. A fine copy. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        OEUVRES COMPLETES DE J.J. ROUSSEAU AVEC DES ECLAIRCISSEMENTS ET DES NOTES HISTORIQUES - EN 25 VOLUMES - COMPLET.

      POURRAT FRERES 1836 - R320040540: 479 + 454 + 432 + 354 + 413 + 512 + 543 + 532 + 376 + 495 + 544 + 699 + 490 + 458 + 486 + 300 + 347 + 447 + 384 + 450 + 407 + 476 + 424 + 414 + SOMMAIURE : TOME I : DISCOURS / TOME II : LETTRE A D'ALAMBERT / TOMES III, IV, V : EMILE (TOME I + TOME II + TOME III ) / TOME VI : CONTRAT SOCIAL / TOME VII : LETTRES DE LA MONTAGNE + TOMES VIII + IX + X : NOUVELLE HELOISE (TOMES I, II, III / TOME XI : MELANGES / TOME XII : ECRITS QUR LA MUSIQUE / TOMES XIII, XIV : DICTIONNAIRE DE MUSIQUE (TOME I + TOME II) / TOME XV + TOME XVI + TOME XVII : CONFESSIONS (TOMES I, II, III) / TOME XVIII + XIX : DIALOGUES (TOMES I + II ) / TOMES XX, XXI, XXII, XXIII, XXIV, XXV : CORRESPONDANCES (TOMES I + II + III + IV + V + VI). In-8 Broché. Etat d'usage. Couv. défraîchie. Dos abîmé. Intérieur acceptable Classification Dewey : 840.08-XIX ème siècle [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        A new dictionary of the English language.

      William Pickering 1836-37, London - First edition, 2 volumes, 4to, pp. [4], 1183, [1]; [4], 1185-2222, [1]; recent red cloth, gilt-lettered direct on gilt-paneled spine; very good and sound. The most substantial lexicographical undertaking in England between Johnson and the O.E.D. "Richardson was an ardent philologist of the school of Horne Tooke . His principle was to arrive at the original and proper meaning which was inherent in a word from its etymology" (see DNB). Based on the "historical principle" of lexicography, this work formed the most substantial link between Samuel Johnson and the O.E.D. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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

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

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        The Book of Gems. The Poets and Artists of Great Britain

      London: Saunders and Otley, Conduit Street, 1836-1838. First edition. 3 vols., 8vo. Illustrated with 53, 53 and 43 engraved vignette plates. xvi, 304, [4]; xvi, 304, [4]; xvi, 304, [4] pp. Bound in pebbled blue contemporary morocco, a.e.g. Fine, minor foxing

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        ST. JAMES THEATRE. FRA-DIAVOLO. The STRANGE GENTLEMAN! The VILLAGE COQUETTES!

      London:: E & J Thomas, Printers.. [1836].. Sheet: 16" x 9". 1st printing thus. Single sheet broadside playbill, printed recto only.. Age-toning & soiling to paper. Horizontal fold-lines in center.. Edge rash, primarily to head & foot, with some minor text loss at. bottom [Pit prices, etc]. A Good [or slightly better] copy of this. fragile, and rare, piece of Dickensiana.. This undated [though Dec 1836] St. James's playbill advertises the following performances (top to bottom):~* Fra-Diavolo (for the sixth time this season);~* after which, Delicate Attentions (for the fifth time)~* to conclude with (47th time), an entirely new burletta, Written by Boz, called The STRANGE GENTLEMAN!;~* to conclude with, on Wednesday (38th time) The Tradesmen's Ball;~* on Monday next will be produced, with new and beautiful scenery, an entirely new operatic burletta, entitled The VILLAGE COQUETTES! The Drama by Boz.& & Dickens had planned for his first play, The Village Coquettes, to be the first produced, but it was not ready in time, so his The Strange Gentleman (based on one of his Sketches by Boz) was substituted. It opened the St. James' second season, on 29 September 1836, and ran for fifty shows until Tuesday 6 December 1836, when it closed for the fall season; this playbill is for the 47th performance, so its date would be a few days prior to that. (According to this playbill, The Village Coquettes was set to begin on Monday next; it began in fact on Tuesday next [cf. Fawcett, p. 23], so for just one day, both Dickens plays were running in the same theatre on the same evening.).& & As noted on the playbill, Mr. [John Pritt] Harley (then Stage Manager at St. James's) played the lead role of the strange gentleman; he was to become one of Dickens's best friends, and in fact Dickens dedicated The Village Coquettes to him. The part of Julia Dobbs was played by Madame Sala, whose son George Augustus would one day write for Dickens's Household Words as well a be one of the first to write a memoir of Dickens after the authors' untimely death in June, 1870. & & Not found in Gimbel, nor on OCLC. . Masthead device at top.

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        The METROPOLITAN MAGAZINE. 1836.

      Published by Theodore Foster,, New York: 1836 - This volume of the Metropolitan Magazine, which was edited by Marryat, contains the first US appearance of a number of Marryat & Howard titles."SNARLEYYOW; or, the Dog Fiend." - "The LIFE Of A SUB-EDITOR; or A Midshipman's Cruises." - "DIARY Of A BLASE." - "ARDENT TROUGHTON" - "The EXPIATION" and probably the most significant of all, in the August 1836 issue, first appears Marryat's famous MR. MIDSHIPMAN EASY, wherein, as a 'teaser', the first four chapters are published. The volume also contains the concluding portion of JAPHET IN SEARCH OF A FATHER, which had begun serialization in Nov 1834. While the Marryat and, to a lesser extent, Howard stories are, no doubt, the 'anchors' for this periodical, it includes many other interesting pieces on divers miscellaneous subjects- 'International Copyright Law', 'Mr. Willis's Pencilling by the Way' ["severe" commentary on Nathaniel Willis, probably by Marryat], 'Slave Trade', 'The Life, Opinions, and Pensile Adventures of John Ketch", &c, &c. A Good copy (binding rubbed & worn/rear board beginning to detach/usual foxing). Period brown half-sheep with marbled paper boards [in all likelihood, a publisher's binding]. 8vo, signed in 4s. 10-1/4" x 6-1/4". 1st US edition. [2], 362, [4]; [2], 378 pp. Text double column. Prefatory TOC leaf for each month; not included in pagination. [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

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