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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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        SYRIA, THE HOLY LAND, ASIA MINOR, &C. ILLUSTRATED. IN A SERIES OF VIEWS DRAWN FROM NATURE

      London, Paris & America: Fisher, Son, & Co., [1836-38]. Hardcover. Near Fine with bright, clean plates. W. H. Bartlett. Three quarto (8" x 10-3/4") volumes bound into two; contemporary full blue polished calf. Illustrated with 2 maps, 3 engraved title pages, and 117 steel-engraved views by W. H. Bartlett, William Purser, and others. The plates all have tissue guards and are generally very clean with some of the tissue guards foxed. East Sussex County Library bookplates on the front pastedowns, each with a discard stamp. Bindings are in quite lovely condition with a few bumped corners and occasional rubbing. The gilt on the spines is bright with an interesting lion and castle motif stamped on each top spine panel.

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        Organon of Homeopathic Medicine [homœopathic, homoeopathic]

      Allentown, PA: Academical Bookstore, 1836. First American edition. Hardcover. Good. First American edition, from the British translation of the Fourth German edition, with improvements and additions from the Fifth at the request of Hahnemann. xxiii, 212 p. The German 1st edition is Garrison-Morton #1966. Skilfully rebound in tan cloth with a new hand-letterpressed spine label designed after the original label (the original spine is laid down on a rear endpaper) and original Wesselhoft bookseller's label preserved. Text block is good with light foxing and some top corners have been folded.

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        This Print of George Montford and W. Derry, Hunstman and Whipper-in, to the Melton Hounds, is dedicated with permission to Roland Errington Esqr. the Master of the Hunt

      [London: circa 1836]. Lithograph, hand-coloured, by J.W. Giles, printed by J. Graf, on india paper mounted. 12 1/2 x 16 3/8 inches. 18 7/8 x 22 7/8 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 3) A very fine double equestrian portrait 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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        Beschreibung des Großherzogthums Baden.

      Stuttgart, J. Scheible, 1836. - (2), 204 SS. Mit gest. Frontispiz und 94 Textholzstichen (fehlt die Höhenkarte). Zeitgenössischer Halblederband mit Rückentitel und -vergoldung. 8vo. Erste Ausgabe des Standardwerks, zuletzt 1978 nachgedruckt. Die Textholzstiche meist mit schönen Ansichten, darunter Baden-Baden, Breisach, Donaueschingen, Freiburg, Heidelberg, Karlsruhe, Konstanz, Ludwigshafen, Mannheim etc. - Papierbedingt leicht braunfleckig bzw. gebräunt. [Attributes: First Edition]

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        Wesh-Cubb, A Chippeway Chief

      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 vibrant colors. This image is listed on the contents page of Volume I as Weshcumbb or 'The Sweet'.

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        Nea-Math-La, a Seminole Chief

      Philadelphia: F.W. Greenough, 1836. Hand-coloured lithograph. Very good condition apart from some overall light soiling, minor foxing, and slight offsetting with image. 12 1/4 x 8 3/8 inches. 19 1/4 x 13 1/2 inches. A fine image from McKenney and Hall's 'Indian Tribes of North America': `One of the most important [works] ever published on the American Indians' (Field),` a landmark in American culture' (Horan) and an invaluable contemporary record of a vanished way of life. Born a Creek, Neamathla joined the Miccosukee Seminoles and became an influential leader. Adamantly opposed to the encroachment of white settlers on his tribe's ancestral territory, he played a pivotal role in the instigation of the First Seminole War (1817-1818). In 1821, he was appointed primary Seminole chief by William P. Duval, the governor of Florida, who greatly admired the chief's eloquence and thought him "a man of uncommon abilities [and] of great influence with his nation…." Despite having signed the 1823 Treaty of Moultrie Creek, in which his nation consented to relocate to the Indian Territory and surrender their lands in Florida in exchange for an annuity, Neamathla rejected the government proposed Seminole resettlement and declined an 1826 government annuity to erect a school for Seminole children that would instruct them in the ways of the white man. After being deposed from his position as principal Seminole chief because of his resistance to Seminole removal, Neamathla moved to Alabama and joined the Creek Tribal Council. McKenney and Hall's 'Indian Tribes of North America' has long been renowned for its faithful portraits of Native Americans. The portraits are largely based on paintings by the artist Charles Bird King, who was employed by the War Department to paint the Indian delegates visiting Washington D.C., forming the basis of the War Department's Indian Gallery. Most of King's original paintings were subsequently destroyed in a fire at the Smithsonian, and their appearance in McKenney and Hall's magnificent work is thus our only record of the likenesses of many of the most prominent Indian leaders of the nineteenth century. Numbered among King's sitters were Sequoyah, Red Jacket, Major Ridge, Keokuk, and Black Hawk. After six years as Superintendent of Indian Trade, Thomas McKenney had become concerned for the survival of the Western tribes. He had observed unscrupulous individuals taking advantage of the Native Americans for profit, and his vocal warnings about their future prompted his appointment by President Monroe to the Office of Indian Affairs. As first director, McKenney was to improve the administration of Indian programs in various government offices. His first trip was during the summer of 1826 to the Lake Superior area for a treaty with the Chippewa, opening mineral rights on their land. In 1827, he journeyed west again for a treaty with the Chippewa, Menominee , and Winebago in the present state of Michigan. His journeys provided an unparalleled opportunity to become acquainted with Native American tribes. When President Jackson dismissed him from his government post in 1830, McKenney was able to turn more of his attention to his publishing project. Within a few years, he was joined by James Hall, a lawyer who had written extensively about the west. McKenney and Hall saw their work as a way of preserving an accurate visual record of a rapidly disappearing culture. (Gilreath). Cf. BAL 6934; cf. Bennett p.79; cf. Field 992; cf. Howes M129; cf. Lipperhiede Mc4; cf. Reese, Stamped With A National Character p. 24; Sabin 43410a

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        Waa-Pa-Shaw, A Sioux Chief

      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 Waapashaw.

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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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        Andrew Jackson SIGNED x2 1835 U.S. NAVAL Appointment

      0001-01-01 00:00:00. Unknown Unknown. Very Good. Autograph Document Signed. Washington, D.C., May 12, 1836. 8-1/2 x 10 inches. Personally hand signed by President Andrew Jackson. Naval Appointment of Midshipman Charles E. Fleming. Counter-Signed by Secretary of the Navy, Mahlon Dickerson. Very Good Overall. Has some toning with fold which goes through signature as shown. Edges have some paper loss at corners. Some rubbing and spotting.

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        THE WONDERFUL HISTORY OF THE BUSY BEES

      Gracechurch Street, London: Darton & Harvey, 1836. A good copy of this scarce and charming early children's book on bees. Original printed lilac wrappers, title, date and publisher to the front wrapper, adverts for other Children's Books published by Darton and Harvey to the rear cover. Contents: 8 leaves (complete) with letterpress and plates printed to one side only, i.e. 8 hand-coloured plates. Condition good to very good, the wrappers with some general wear and rubbing, a little soiled, some chipping of the surface layer to the rear cover, with loss of the patterned border to the lower left corner. The spine has been repaired by hand-stitching, which is neat but the work of a thrifty mother rather than a professional bookbinder - clearly done many many years ago and probably a 19th century repair. Contents good and complete without any scribbling or other inscriptions, some reading wear and finger soiling, a few corners with creases, some dust soiling to edges of pages. A charming and scarce children's bee book. "When winter approaches, a terrible fate, Does the Queen and the bees of each city await; For man ever trying all ways to gain money, destroys the poor bees for their wax and their honey. O'er the fire, he soon melts their houses and streets, And soon in his honey-pots stores up their sweets; With the wax he makes candles, wax dolls, and wax toys; And from both wax and honey he profits enjoys" Bibliographical note. No. 221, p. 119 in "British Bee Books A bibliography 1500-1976" published by IBRA cites 1833 as the date of publication; Hodgson, 397 also cites an 1839 edtion, but we have been unable to find a reference to this addition of 1836, though it would appear to be identical with the 1833 edition). Paper Covers. Very Good. 16mo (10.5 x 16cm).

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        A.) Swenska historiska samlingar, innehållande: Beskrifningar, berättelser, händelser, biografier, märkvärdigheter, bref- och anekdoter, m.m.; sammandragne utur bref, skrifter och handlingar.

      1-2. Stockholm, A.G. Hellsten/ Ecksteinska boktryckeriet, 1836-43. 8:o. VI,+ 186; 96 s. Första titelbladet uppfodrat i innermarginal. Litet hål genom s. 83-84 i första delen, med bokstavsförlust, lagerfläckig f.f.a. på s. 40-50 i första delen och med en större fläck s. 97-98. Bläckplumpar s. 35-36 i andra delen. Senare hfrbd, med mycket rikt guldornerad rygg med röd titeletikett, marmorerade pärmar. Mycket fint band. Ur Carl Gudmund Uno Silfverstolpes bibliotek, med hans exlibris, och ur Ericsbergs. Setterwall 215. Carlander IV, 289. Ovanlig samling av historiska småstycken, med betoning på små. Urvalet påminner närmast om P. G. Bergs utgivna samlingar. Första bandet består av två avdelningar, tryckta 1836 resp 1842. Karl Adolf Opphoff (1788-1868) var läkare från Lindesberg och verkade som regementsläkare vid konungens andra lifgarde och senare även i Stockholm som koleraläkare 1834 och överfältläkare vid Stockholm garnision. Han utgav även böcker mot tandvärk. C. G. U. Silfverstolpe (1840-99) var arkivarie vid Riksarkivet och hade en fin boksamling med mycket rariteter. Denna såldes på auktion dels 1879 och dels efter hans död 1899. Exlibriset är variant 4, litografi med initialerna under vapnet i färgtryck

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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        SKETCHES BY BOZ

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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        Voyage en Orient

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

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

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

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        Nature

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

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

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

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        Wordsworths Poetical Works

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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        The Works of Richard Bentley:

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

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

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

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        Travels and Adventures in Eastern Africa,

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

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