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

      First Edition, extracted from The Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society, vol. 126, pp.497-527, with general title-page to vol, disbound, large quarto, very good copy, with 6 lithographic plates, (these with some watermarking and a small and neat embossed unlinked library name), London, [The Royal Society], 1836. * See DSB XIII, 402 ff. "In 1836 Tiedemann 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). The paper opens: "I take the liberty of presenting to the Royal Society a paper on a subject which appears to me to be of great importance in the natural history, anatomy, and physiology of Man; interesting also in a political and legislative point of view. Celebrated naturalists ... look upon the Negroes as a race inferior to the European in organisation and intellectual powers, having much resemblance with the Monkey.... Were it proved to be correct, the Negro would occupy a different situation in society flora that which has been so lately given him by the noble British Government…" It concludes: The principal result of my researches on the brain of the Negro is, that neither anatomy nor physiology can justify our placing them beneath the Europeans in a moral or intellectual point of view. How is it possible, then, to deny that the Ethiopian race is capable of civilisation? This is just as false as it would have been in the time of Julius Caesar to have considered the Germans, Britons, Helvetians, and Batavians incapable of civilisation. The slave trade was the proximate and remote reason of the innumerable evils which retarded the civilisation of the African tribes. Great Britain has achieved a noble and splendid act of national justice in abolishing the slave trade. The chain which bound Africa to the dust, and prevented the success of every effort that was made to raise her, is broken."

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        Narrative Of A Journey To The Zoolu Country, In South Africa

      William Crofts London: William Crofts, 1836. First edition. Hardcover. Modern ruby cloth, black leather spine label printed in gilt. Fine./No Dust Jacket. 412 pages. 23 x 15 cm. Two folding maps with outline coloring, 26 plates, two in color. Gardiner attended the Royal Naval College at Portsmouth, serving at sea from 1810-1826, rising to rank of Commander. He then devoted the remainder of his life to missionary work, founding the first missionary station at Port Natal. From 1834 to 1838 he attempted to establish Christian churches in Zululand without success. Color plates clean, a few black and white engravings toned at margins, some text tong, last thirty leaves one half centimeter stain at lower fore-edge

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

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

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        Die teutschen, insbesondere die bayerischen und österreichischen Salzwerke; zunächst im Mittelalter; als Anlagen und Bürgschaften des Cultus, der Cultur, des König-, Adel- und Bürgerthums, und der großen Masse; mit Betrachtungen über das europäische Salzregale, in seiner Entwicklung und Verwicklung.

      Behandelt die frühe Geschichte des bayerisch-österreichischen Salinenwesens ( 1. Abteilung: Akademische Abhandlung (z.B. Salz, Geschichte der Quell-Salinen an der Ost- und Nordsee; Salinen in Sachsen, Thüringen und Westphalen, Reichenhall an der bayerischen Saale, Saline Hall oder Tauer im Innthal, die berchtesgadische Saline Goldenbach oder Schellenberg, die Saline Au bey Traunstien, die Saline bey Rosenheim)); 2. Abteilung: Anmerkungen, urkundliche Regesten und Erläuterungen darüber. Titelblatt mit verschiedenen Bibliotheksstempeln.

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        This Portrait of Mr. C. Davis, his Majesty's Huntsman, on the Hermit is with permission dedicated to the Right Hnble. The Earl of Errol K.T. master of his Majesty's Buck Hounds [Part 1, Pl. 1]

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

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        Kreisstadt Ansbach. Rezat-Kreis. Ansicht der Stadt durch einen großen Torbogen, davor Trachtengruppe. Altcolorierter Kupferstich.

      Aus Lommel-Bauer: "Die acht Kreise Bayerns". Durch ein großes Portal sieht man die Stadt Ansbach. Im Vordergrund rechts ein Bauernpaar aus dem Knoblauchsland, links eine im städtischen Dienst stehende Magd, im Hintergrund ein Bauer aus der Ansbacher Gegend. Als Rahmen wurde das im Couronnement mit reichem Maßwerk durchbrochene Nordportal von St. Sebald in Nürnberg gewählt. Dieses ist mit "höchster Treue und Sorgfalt dargestellt". Der Künstler hat allerdings "sinnreiche Verzierungen" hinzugefügt. An den Seiten stehen auf Postamenten plastische Figuren: links Hans Sachs, rechts Albrecht Dürer. (Vgl. Zisska - Lommel und Bauer). Blatt im oberen Rand mit Einriss (Bild nur mit wenigen mm betroffen). Sehr dekoratives Blatt mit prächtigem Altcolorit.

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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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        Kish-Kallo-Wa, Shawnee Chief

      Philadelphia: Key & Biddle, 1836. Hand-coloured lithograph. In excellent condition. 13 1/2 x 8 1/4 inches. 18 7/8 x 13 1/4 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. A highly regarded chief of the Shawnee tribe, Kish-Kallo-Wa participated in several major battles during his lifetime, the most significant of which was the 1774 Battle of Point Pleasant at the mouth of the Great Kanawha River in West Virginia. After valiantly fighting the Osage alongside the Delaware and Cherokee tribes in the war of 1818, he signed the Treaty of St. Louis, in which the Shawnee traded their territory near Cape Girardeau for a tract of land in Kansas and a sum of money. It was while serving as a delegate for his tribe in Washington that Kish-Kallo-Wa met McKenney. An Algonquin speaking tribe, the Shawnee inhabited the Southeastern region of the United States. 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. Howes M129; cf. Bennett 79; cf. Field 992; cf. Lipperheide Mc 4; cf. Reese American Color Plate Books 24; cf. Sabin 43410a

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        Views of the Newcastle & Carlisle Railway

      Newcastle: Currie & Bowman. G : in Good condition without dust jacket. Inner hinges reinforced. Corners repaired with leather. Some foxing and other minor damage. 1836. First Edition. Black hardback cloth cover. [46pp.] :: 300mm x 230mm (12" x 9") .

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        GALL, FERDINAND von.

      Reise durch Schweden in Sommer 1836. I-II. Bremen, Verlag von W. Kaiser, 1838. 8:o. XII,252 + VI,184,(1) s. Lätt nött samtida hfrbd med breda upphöjda bind, guldornerad och blindpressad ryggdekor, infärgade titelfält samt Gustaf Trolle-Bondes monogram i guld. Ryggen med små skrapmärken och litet nagg överst på ryggen. Grönstänkta snitt. Med Säfstaholms exlibris.. Bring Itineraria svecana 582 nämner inte det avslutande opaginerade bladet i del II med tryckuppgifter. Detta anger som tryckare E. Schumann i Schneeberg. Författaren reste bl.a. på Göta kanal och beskriver Stockholm ingående

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        The Complete (Compleat) Angler or the Contemplative Man's Recreation . . . and Instructions How to Angle for a Trout or Grayling in a Clear Stream by Charles Cotton with Original Memoirs and Notes by Sir Harris Nicholas

      London: William Pickering; C. Whittingham (printer), 1836. 2 volumes: [22] preliminary pages, ccxiv introductory pages; 436 text pages, [32] index pages. 61 engraved plates and vignettes. Sound binding. Marbled endpapers. Title in red and black. Clean pages with an occasional spot of toning; all edges gilt. Beautiful red morocco boards with six spine compartments. Bright, elaborate gilt decoration and lettering. Almost no wear; slightly bumped corners. Minor sunning. The first of the Nicolas editions and the first published by Pickering to be printed by Charles Whittingham. "This edition has been acclaimed as the finest Angler ever published," (Horne, 43) and "one of the handsomest publications of modern times, an ornament to the Angler's Library, unique of its time, and perhaps destined to remain so," (Bibliotheca Piscatoria). . Leather. Near Fine. Illus. by Thomas Southard, James Inskipp, and Others. 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall.

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        Cours sur la génération, l'ovologie et l'embryologie, fait au Muséum d'histoire naturelle en 1836 … recueilli et publié par M. Deschamps

      Librairie medicale de Trinquart Rue de L'Ecole de Medecine 9 Paris: Librairie médicale de Trinquart, Rue de L'École de Médecine, 9,. 1836. First edition, 4to, pp. [4], 191, [1] errata; 10 lithograph plates at the back, 4 folding; 2 folding plates with short tears, another with a longer tear (but no loss in any instance); original printed gray paper-covered boards (publisher's ads on back cover), edges rubbed, top of spine chipped away, minor spots and stains; a good, sound copy. The plates, printed on cheap paper, are uniformly toned and slightly spotted. "Protégé of Cuvier, talented, unusually skillful" (DSB) Flourens founded, with Arago, the Comptes rendu, still one of the greatest of all scientific periodicals, and tusseled with Victor Hugo over an election to the French Academy. His work was precise, and largely accurate, and he made a number of important discoveries in his field of physiology. But he was often authoritarian, and he notoriously criticized Darwin in 1864.

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        A New Universal Atlas; comprising separate maps of all the principal empires, kingdoms & states throughout the world, and forming a distinct atlas of the United States carefully compiled from the best authorities extant by David H. Burr. A new edition revised and corrected to the present time

      New York: Wm. Hall & Co., 1836. Small folio. (15 x 12 1/4 inches). Engraved throughout, title, 1p. contents list, 63 hand-coloured engraved plates. Expertly bound to style in dark blue half morocco over contemporary blue embossed cloth-covered boards, title panel blocked in gilt on upper cover, the flat spine divided into six compartments by single gilt fillets, lettered in gilt in the second compartment. A fine copy of this important work from one of the greatest early American cartographers. David H. Burr was one of the great American mapmakers of the 19th century. Born in Bridgeport, Connecticut, he began his career leading a road survey through the southern counties of New York for the purpose of building a highway. This led to his being given, in 1829, the responsibility of revising Simeon De Witt's seminal New York State Map of 1804 (under De Witt's direction) to account for the considerable changes that had occurred over the last generation. This and the Atlas of the State of New York he published in 1829 established Burr's prominence in American cartography. The success of his State Atlas persuaded him to aim at a wider audience and publish a general atlas. Ristow states that Burr completed only eight of the 63 maps by 1832 when his involvement in the project was severely curtailed when he accepted the position of topographer for the United States Post Office Department. His maps were engraved by Thomas Illman and Edward Pillbrow and they took over the responsibility for finishing the work, although Burr retained an editorial role, and he was probably able to make use of his new position which gave him access to geographical material sent in from postmasters throughout the land. The present work was first published by D.S. Stone of New York City, under the title of A New Universal Atlas in 1835. The present second edition appeared in the following year. Cf. Phillips Atlases 1379a (1835 edition); cf. Ristow p.106 (1835 edition); Rumsey 2849.

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        Une Année en Suède ou tableaux des costumes, moeurs et usages des paysans de la Suède, suivis des sites et monumens historiques les plus remarquable. Publié par C. Forssell premier graveur du roi, membre de plusieurs académies. Texte explicatif.

      Stockholm. De l´imprimerie de L. J. Hjerta. 1836. Folio. 41,5 x 29 cm. Title + dedication + 116 pp. + (4 pp. music and contents) + 48 hand coloured engravings. Contemporary half calf. Black board papers. Brown end papers. Gilt title at the spine. Large paper copy. Spine very worn and starting to crack. Worn boards. Bumped corners. A couple of plates with some foxing to the margins and a couple of plates with slightly browned paper. Interior otherrwise in almost perfect condition. Clean and crisp. The colouring in fine bright colours.. This is the french edition of the great book "Ett år i Sverige". The french edition is rare, especially on large paper such as the present copy. The french and the swedish editions have the same plates. The original swedish text by Anders Abraham Grafström is here translated into french. A beautifully illustrated book with engravings in superb hand colouring. The book is known to be one of the most beautiful plate books ever published in Sweden. The plates depicts folk costumes from different provinces in Sweden. The originals were painted by Johan Gustaf Sandberg, painter and professor at the Royal Academy of Arts. Some of the engravings were executed by Cristian Didrik Forssell, the last great swedish engraver. He was called back to Sweden from France by crown prince Carl Johan Bernadotte in 1816. The crown prince wanted to develop the fine arts in his new country. Other engravings were executed by Forssell´s pupils, among them Carl-Johan Billmark. P

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        SKETCHES BY BOZ: 1st Series

      London:: Macrone,. 1836.. 8vo. 2nd edition. 2 volumes.. Original green cloth bindings (hinges professionally reinforced). Housed in a custom half-leather case.. A handsome Nr Fine set in a Fine case.. 16 plates by Cruikshank.

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        The Natural History and Antiquities of Selborne. With Naturalist`s Calendar ; and Miscellaneous Observations, extracted from his papers. With Notes by Edward Turner Bennett.

      A new edition. London, Printed for J. and A. Arch; ..., 1836. XXIII + (1) + 640 s. Fint priv. håndbundet grønt skinnbd. Røde skinn tittelfelter. Rik ryggdekor i gull. Topp gullsnitt. (Sign. Lewis & Harris Ltd. Bath)

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        Die Freimaurerei in ihrem Zusammenhang mit den Religionen der alten Aegypter, der Juden und der Christen. Für denkende Geschichtsfreunde frei bearb. und mit Anmerkungen begleitet von R. S. Acerrellos (d. i. K. Rössler)

      Leipzig, Weber 1836.. 4 in 2 Bänden. 2. Aufl. Mit 8 lithogr. Tafeln (2 mehrfach gefaltet). VIII, 338 S, VIII, 1 Bl., 292 S., 4 Bll.; 2 Bll., 367 S., VIII, 2 Bll., 263 S., VII. HLdr. d. Zt. mit Rückenverg.

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        Luftskibet, et Digt. (The Air-Ship, a Poem).

      Kjøbenhavn (Copenhagen), 1836. 12mo. Original pictorial printed boards depicting air-balloons. The blank spine loose at back hinge and lacking the bottom 1 cm. The boards are in very fine, clean, and fully intact condition, and internally it is virtually spotless.. First edition of the poem entitled "The Airship" by the world-famous Danish scientist, Ørsted (Oersted, Örsted), who is renowned for the discovery of electro-magnetism. The present copy was given by Ørsted to Johan Ludvig Heiberg, in their time a more renowned thinker than Kierkegaard, and bears his signature and "Dono auctoris" (given by the author) to inside of front board.J.L. Heiberg (1791-1860) was perhaps the most famous cultural persona during the Danish Golden Age. He played a more significant role than any other author or thinker during this period and was the leading character of literature and philosophy in the 19th century. He introduced many German thinkers to Denmark, most importantly Hegel, and he was part of almost all intellectual discussions of the Danish Golden Age. He was also a patron for many leading figures of the era. Though now primarily renowned for his plays and philosophical works, as well as the role he played for Danish culture, Heiberg had a great appreciation for science as well and was a great friend of one of Denmark's most important scientists, the discoverer of electro-magnetism, H.C. Ørsted. Both Heiberg and Ørsted were frequent guests in the home of Gyllembourg, where they often met. It is during the first decade of the 19th century that they became friends, and it is Ørsted who makes Heiberg aware of the science of astronmy and of Tycho Brahe, two of Heiberg's life long passions. It is Ørsted who introduces Heiberg to a scientific way of thinking, and during this early period he appeared as the protector of Heiberg.In a letter to Ørsted from 1825, Heiberg writes: "I owe to you my first scientific formation." And about Ørsted in the preface for his "Formenlehre der dänischen Sprache" (1823): "Sie waren es, Herr Professor, welcher mich zum Studium der Natur und ihrer Gesetze leiteten." Heiberg was utterly facsniated with Ørsted and in his youth took upon himself the primary role of Ørsted's disciple and follower. Later, as Heiberg grew in knowledge and esteem, he became Ørsted's important ally. With his own specially developed view of pantheism and rationality as a unity, Ørsted's philosophy was an important step on the way to Danish Hegelianism, - that which became the mature Heiberg's main passion and goal. As such, Heiberg and Ørsted are closely joined on the points that matter most to them both; together they revolutionized the development of both science and philosophy in Denmark. H.C.Ørsted (1777-1851) was a follower of the "Naturphilosophie"-school in Germany, and with the "Airship"-poem he builds the bridge between the world of science and that of poetry. He wishes to demonstrate that the new scientific approach to the world is fully compatible with poetry

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

      London: Charles Knight , 1836. 1st, 2nd issue. Hard Cover. Very Good. First edition, second printing. 4" x 6 1/4", viii, 351. with half-title, 21 wood-engraved plates & illus. (incl. frontis) Contemporary 3/4 calf, with original marbled boards. Original end papers with some spotting and label removed. Leather spine with gilt type and at head of title: The Library of Entertaining Knowledge "28" in the middle and title at the bottom. Edges somewhat rubbed. Internally some foxing at times a little bit heavy. Some offset facing the plates, and some text pages. Otherwise, a very good and attractive copy of an important book. , Composed of letters written by the author to her mother and friends in England, the Backwoods includes much useful and interesting information on home-making under pioneer conditions, pioneer recipes for making maple sugar, vinegar, &c. The appendix added by the publisher to "render this Work more practical value to persons desiring to emigrate" consists of: The Number of Sales and Grants of Crown Lands, Clergy Reserves, Conditions, &c; Information for Emigrants; Number of Emigrants Arrives; Extracts from papers Issued by Government Emigration Agents, &c.; Abstract of the American Passengers' Act of Session 1835; Transfer of Capital; Canadian Currency; Canada Company; and British American Land Company. Mrs. Traill, who emigrated to Canada with her husband, a lieutenant in the 21st Fusiliers, also gives an account of her journey and settlement near Rice Lake, Upper Canada, August 1832-May 1835. TPL 1923.

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        The Last Voyage of Capt. Sir John Ross, To The Arctic Regions; for the Discovery of a North West Passage; performed in the years 1829-30-31-32- and 33. To which is prefixed An Abridgement of the former Voyages of Captns, Ross, Parry..........

      London. Printed for the Proprietors, Published by John Saunders, 1836.. Full Title: The Last Voyage of Capt. Sir John Ross, R.N. Knt. To The Arctic Regions; for the Discovery of a North West Passage; performed in the years 1829-30-31-32- and 33. To which is prefixed An Abridgement of the former Voyages of Captns, Ross, Parry, & Other Celebrated Navigators to the Northern Latitudes. Compiled from Authentic Information and Original Documents, transmitted by William Light, Purser's steward to the expedition. Illustrated by Engravings from Drawings Taken on the Spot. 1st Edition:(2/3rd printing?) ii,716,[1], engraved vignette title page, dictionary of the Esqimaux language, appendix. Brown, half morocco boards. B. 7529. The narrative (p.100-694) is apparently based upon statements by Mr. Light, of whom Captain (Sir John) had been highly critical (in his biography of the Victory's crew, 1835). The book includes many small incidents and details, particularly concerning the meals of the expedition, and the contacts with the Eskimos, and Eskimo customs, with extensive derogatory references to Captain Ross. The first edition imprint reads "published for the proprietors by John Saunders" Covers very worn, spine missing, contents have occasional staining, especially to page edges, rebound for previous owner and owners bookplate (Hugh Cecil Lonsdale) pasted onto verso front cover. (MISSING the other engraved plates and folding table and 44p supplement, "On the Position of The North Magnetic Pole". ) Although missing the illustations and table plus the appendix this is a lovely authentic example of this title once owned by an explorer in his own right (From Wikipedia " Lord Lonsdale was an avid sportsman...known by some as "England's greatest sporting gentleman".....In 1888, Lonsdale set out to reach the North Pole, nearly dying before reaching Kodiak, Alaska in 1889 and returning to England.... He enjoyed foxhunting, serving as Master of The Quorn from 1893 to 1898. He was also a keen football fan, and was chairman of Arsenal Football Club for a brief period in 1936 (having previously been a club director). He later became the club's Honorary President....He was known as the Yellow Earl for his penchant for the colour. He was a founder and first president of the Automobile Association (AA) which adopted his livery...Lord Lonsdale was the subject of a biography, The Yellow Earl." Fair condition.

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        Catalogue of the Curious, Choice and Valuable Library of the late Sir Francis Freeling, Bart., F.S.A

      1 p.l., 145 pp. 8vo, attractive antique half-calf & marbled boards, spine gilt, red morocco lettering piece on spine, uncut. [London]: Evans, 1836. A fine large and thick paper copy of this important sale. Freeling (1764-1836), was head of the Post Office for many years and introduced a number of reforms. His position was highly lucrative, enabling him to become one of the major collectors of the period of early English books and a founding member of the Roxburghe Club. 2359 lots. ❧ De Ricci, pp. 106-07. .

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        Der Holsteinische Tourist oder Wegweiser für Fußreisende in der Umgebung von Hamburg. Von Peregrinus pedestris (d.i. J.E. Marston). (Zweite) Ausgabe von 1836 mit achtundzwanzig neuen Zeichnungen auf Stein. Hamburg, Herold, 1836. VIII, 357 S., 1 Bl. Mit 28 lithogr. Taf. von Cranz. Marmor. Pp. d. Zt. m. goldgepr. RSch. (etw. berieben).

      Holzmann/Bohatta, S. 210; Kat. d. SH Landesbibliothek, S. 1025 u. 1229.- Mit Ansichten v. Schierensee, Westensee, Ratzeburg, Mölln, Ukleisee, Ascheberg, Stocksee, Segeberg, Reinbek, Eppendorf u.a.- Die Tafeln zeigen die gleichen Motive wie in der ersten Ausgabe von 1833, hier sind sie aber klarer und künstlerisch versierter ausgeführt.- Dabei 1 kleine Stahlstichkarte von Holstein.

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        An improved edition of a map of the surveyed part of the Territory of Michigan

      [Detroit: John Farmer], 1836. Folding pocket map, engraved by Farmer, full period hand-colouring. Five insets. Folds into original green morocco, covers decoratively blocked in blind, titled in gilt on the upper cover, printed Explanation by Farmer mounted on the inside front cover, printed advertisement for Colton maps mounted on the inside rear cover. 20 x 31 1/2 inches. Rare copy of the Detroit issue of Farmer's 1836 map of Michigan Territory. This is one of the earliest maps by John Farmer, "the mapmaker par excellence of Michigan" (Karpinski). The separately-issued map depicts the territory with thirty-five counties delineated, as far north as Saginaw Bay, with the county boundaries and mapping of the northwest portion of the map still under-developed. Each county is divided into plots of land, with towns, rivers, mills, springs, and Indian lands all identified. Also depicted on the map is the proposed route for a railroad survey across the southern portion of the territory. The insets show a map of the straits of Michillimackinac, a map of Point S. Ignace, a map of the lead mine district, a map of Green Bay township and a map of Michillimackinac isle. In 1835, Farmer sold his map to Colton. However, two editions of this 1836 map exist: a Detroit issue, with Farmer's copyright imprint in the upper margin, without a Colton imprint and with "Engraved by J. Farmer" below the cartouche; and a New York issue, with Colton's imprint and "Engraved by John Farmer" on the lower margin. The presence of a Colton advertisement, however, on this Detroit issue is interesting, suggesting a relationship between the two for this Detroit issue. The Detroit issue preceded Colton's and is considerably more scarce. Karpinski, Bibliography of the Printed Maps of Michigan p. 255; Phillips, A List of Maps of America, p. 425; cf. Ristow, American Maps and Mapmakers, pp. 273-76.

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        Incoming Correspondence 1827-1836 to the law firm of the Kinderhook

      1836. [Manuscript]. Vanderpoel, Aaron [1799-1870]. Tobey, William H. [1799-1878]. [Incoming Correspondence 1827-1836 to the Law Firm of the "Kinderhook Roarer" and Jacksonian Democrat, Aaron Vanderpoel]. Eighteen items; primarily autograph letters, signed. [Various places, Livingston, New York; New Lebanon, New York; Richmond, New York; Stephenstown, New York]. Also present are two transmittal covers and one autograph note signed, free franked. Condition, in general, is very good; some letters with small areas of word loss from letters' seals roughly opened. * Lawyer, New York State assemblyman, and United State Congressman, Vanderpoel was a Jacksonian Democrat and crony of Andrew Jackson and his hometown friend Martin Van Buren. Vanderpoel was elected to Congress three times, in 1832, 1834 and 1838, and was known in Congress as "The Kinderhook Roarer" for his powerful and energetic voice. It was satirically written of Vanderpoel: "He is looked upon in Congress as the President's watch-dog, and most lustily does he bark when instructed. His appearance being a sure indication that the President cannot be far off (Swammerdam, 21-22)." When not politicking, Aaron practiced law with his brother, James. These fifteen letters (1827-1836) are addressed to the Vanderpoel brothers' firm. Within, from a small grouping from 1827, the most interesting concerns a law firm's desire to know whether Aaron Vanderpoel, had examined and commented upon a particular case at hand. Eleven letters (1834-1836) are addressed to a lawyer practicing at the firm, William H. Tobey, a Kinderhook lawyer. Tobey would later serve in the New York State Assembly. Of interest, three of these fifteen letters are from a woman named Catherine H. Pierson of Richmond, New York. Catherine's letters are especially notable as she clearly has a strong command of the law, or, that is, an excellent command of the details specific to the legal embroilment she is attempting to resolve. The other letters vary in content. An H. N. Gilbert writes two letters from New Lebanon concerning a corn contract and debt collection gone sour. Another letter concerns a property dispute. Another concerns a fellow lawyer [?], suggesting Tobey initiate a slander lawsuit. Another letter from a Stephenstown, New York judge documents his thoughts on a c

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        L'orlando Furioso e Le Satire Di Lodovico Ariosto

      Parigi: Presso Baudry, 1836. con note di diversi per diligenza e studio di Antonio Buttura. 4 volumes. Half calf with marbled boards and raised bands. 474, 488, 475, 496 pages. Very good.. Hard Cover. Very Good. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.

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        Green Heron [Pl. 333]

      London: 1836. Hand-coloured engraving with aquatint and etching by R. Havell, 1836, paper watermarked "J. Whatman/1837," two small clean tears to margins. 24 7/8 x 37 1/4 inches. From the first edition of "The Birds of America." A finely composed image with a strong upward diagonal movement from the unheeding juvenile bird as it darts its neck out to seize the Luna moth that has momentarily come to rest on the foliage of the marsh plant. Partially concealed under the foliage, an adult bird stalks past more warily. "Pools or bayous, and the margins of the most limpid streams, are alike resorted to by this species for the purpose of procuring food. It is little alarmed by the presence of man, and you may often see it close to houses on the mill-dams, or even raising its brood on the trees of gardens. This is often the case in the suburbs of Charleston, in South Carolina, where I have even seen several nests on the same live oak...The gentleness...of this bird is truly remarkable, for it will at times allow you to approach within a few feet paces, looking as unconcernedly upon you as the House Sparrow is wont to do in the streets of London...The Green Herons feed all day long, but, I think, rarely at night. Their food consists of frogs, fishes, snails, tadpoles, water- lizards, crabs, and small quadrupeds, all of which they procure without much exertion...Their gait is light, but firm. During the love-season they exhibit many curious gestures, erecting all the feathers of their neck, swelling their throat, and uttering a rough guttural note like qua, qua, several times repeated by the male as he struts before the female. This note is also usually emitted when they are started, but when fairly on wing they proceed in silence" (J. J. Audubon, The Birds of America, New York & Philadelphia: 1840-1844, vol. VI, pp.106-107). "This small dark heron is the most generally distributed member of its family in the United States...At close range it reveals a rich chestnut neck and greenish- yellow or orange legs. In strong light its somewhat iridescent upper-parts may seem more blue than green...Whereas most other herons breeds in colonies, the green heron tends to be a loner, usually nesting in the privacy of some thick grove or in an orchard, but there are places, particularly near the coast, where several pairs nest together in loose association" (R. T. & V. M. Peterson, Audubon's Birds of America, London: 1981, no. 31). Susanne M. Low, A Guide to Audubon's Birds of America, New Haven & New York: 2002, pp.170-171.

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        LONG-TAILED DUCK [OLDSQUAW]. [Pl. 312]

      London: R. Havell, 1836.. 26 x 39 1/4 inches. Handcolored engraving with aquatint and etching, paper watermarked "J. Whatman / 1836." Fine. A fine image contrasting the indolence of the two drakes (one in summer and one in winter plumage) as they bask contentedly on the rocks, with the industry of the female Oldsquaw, diligently scouring the water surface for food, as her three young hurry along beside her, anxious not to stray too far from the protection she affords. One drake goes no further then opening an eye to watch the passing scene, the second raises himself from the basking position, and turns his head for a better view. "Owing to their reiterated cries these birds are named "'Noisy Ducks'; but they have various appellations, among others those of 'Old Wives,' and 'Old Squaws.' Although like all sea-ducks, 'Old Wife' swims deeply, it moves with a grace and celerity, which, if not superior to those of any of its tribe, are at least equal; and when the weather is rough, and the waters agitated, it raises its tail in the same manner as the Ruddy Duck and Pintail. When advancing in smooth water, its speed is such as to cause a considerable swell before it, such as sea-faring persons usually call a 'bone.' Like all others of its tribe, it also prefers swimming against both wind and tide, as then it can sooner take wing if necessary. In calm and pleasant is fond of throwing its body almost over, and of pluming itself in that position" - Audubon, THE BIRDS OF AMERICA (New York & Philadelphia, 1840-44) Vol. VI, p.381. "'Long-tailed Duck', the name applied in England to this smart looking sea duck, was the name Audubon used. Oldsquaw, the colorful North American name, derived from local lore, refers to the bird's talkative habits...Another phonetically derived name for it was 'south-southerly.' Oldsquaws are circumpolar, ranging throughout the arctic and sub-arctic regions of both the New World and the Old, resorting to tundra ponds to raise their families. In winter, except for the Great Lakes...they seem to prefer the salt water of the Atlantic and Pacific. They are easily recognized, in flight over the sea, by their white bodies and totally dark wings, the only ducks so patterned" - Peterson. Susanne M. Low, A GUIDE TO AUDUBON'S Birds of America (New Haven & New York, 2002), pp.163. R.T. & V.M. Peterson, AUDUBON'S Birds of America (London, 1981) 73.

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      London - Richard Bentley, 1836 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. First edition. A first edition of this account of the fur trade in the American Northwest. Publishers original binding. Complete in three volumes. Washington Irving (April 3, 1783 November 28, 1859) was an American author, essayist, biographer and historian of the early 19th century. He is best known for his short stories The Legend of Sleepy Hollow and Rip Van Winkle. In 1834, Irving was approached by fur magnate John Jacob Astor, who convinced Irving to write a history of his fur trading colony in the American Northwest, now known as Astoria, Oregon. Irving made quick work of Astor's project, shipping the biographical account titled Astoria in February 1836. With a previous owner's ink inscription to each title page, reading 'Lynedock'. Condition: In cloth covered binding. Externally, sound with shelfwear and bumpingto extremities. Internally, firmly bound, bright and clean. Slight creasing to title page of volume I. Overall: VERY GOOD.

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        MEMOIRE SUR UNE MANIERE NOUVELLE DE PRATIQUER L'OPERATION DE LA PIERRE. Terminé et publié par J.L. Sanson et par L.J. Bégin.

      In folio (mm. 610x460), cartonato edit. (aloni, dorso rifatto), pp. (4),50, con 10 interessanti tavv. f.t., litografate da Jacob, di cui 8 raffigurano le fasi dell?intervento chirurgico e 2 i vari strumenti utilizzati. Rara "prima edizione" postuma di questa importante opera in cui l?A. descrive la sua nuova tecnica per l?operazione dei calcoli vescicali. Cfr. Brunet,VI,7575 - Manca a Wellcome, Garrison Morton, Sallander. ?Fra i chirurghi francesi merita di esser nominato in prima linea colui che ebbe fama del più celebre operatore e del più acuto diagnostico del suo tempo: il barone Dupuytren (1777-1835) che fu primario dell?Hotel-Dieu e che raccolse intorno alla sua cattedra migliaia di allievi da tutti i paesi del mondo e, si può dire, tenne nelle sue mani lo scettro della chirurgia; uomo superiore anche per l?eloquenza e per la profonda e varia cultura, ebbe anche nella vita sociale del tempo notevole influenza. Egli fu uno dei più coraggiosi affermatori dell?importanza dell?anatomia patologica per la chirurgia?. Così Castiglioni, pp. 717-718. Con uniformi lievi arross. o fiorit. nel t., tavole ben conservate.

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        The Cruise of The Midge

      Edinburgh: Blackwood. 1836, 1836. Adventure Fiction. First Edition. 2 Volumes. 12mo. In very handsome contemporary full scarlet straight grain morocco. Titled and decorated in gilt to spine and borders with attractive gilt foliate border to boards. Light scuffing and minor edgewear, very attractive indeed. All edges gilt. Marbled endpapers. Professional repair to small tear margin of contents page. A very attractive little copy of this seafaring novel.

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        Chloris Hanoverana oder nach den natürlichen Familien geordnete Übersicht der im Königreiche Hannover wildwachsenden sichtbar blühenden Gewächse und Farn (sic!) nebst einer Zusammenstellung derselben nach ihrer Benutzung im Haushalte, in den landwirthschaftlichen Gewerben und in den Künsten. Nebentitel: Flora des Königreichs Hannover ... [Hauptabth. 1]: Beschreibender Theil, enthaltend die vollständigen Naturbeschreibungen der im Königreiche wildwachsenden und im freien Felde angebaueten Gewächse ... Zweite Abtheilung

      Göttingen, Vandenhoeck 1836. 27 cm. (6), 6, 8, 744 Seiten mit 1 doppelseitigen tabellarischen Übersicht. Halbleder der Zeit mit Rückenschild. - Stafleu / Cowan 5933 - Pritzel 6170 - Weber, Flora 30 - Erstausgabe. Meyer (1782 - 1856) war als Forstwissenschaftler und a. in Paderborn, Höxter und Corvey tätig und wurde später Physiograph des Königreichs Hannover. Dieses Buch ist "die erste einen größeren Teil Niedersachsens umfassende, umfangreiche Flora, eine Pionierleistung" (Weber, Flora). Etwas berieben, stellenweise kleiner Wasserrand, sonst schön -

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        Pirate and The Three Cutters, The

      1836. first edition. Handsomely BoundWith a Beautiful and Rare Open "Fan" Fore-Edge Painting By Fazakerley of Liverpool[FORE-EDGE PAINTING]. [FAZAKERLEY of Liverpool (Binder)]. MARRYAT, Captain. The Pirate and The Three Cutters. Illustrated With Twenty Splendid Engravings From Drawings by Clarkson Stanfield, Esq. R.A. London: Longman, Rees, Orme, Brown, Green, and Longman, 1836. First edition. Octavo (9 x 5 1/2 in; 229 x 140 mm). viii, 316 pp. Extra steel-engraved title page, twenty steel-engraved plates with tissue guards, including frontispiece. Bound, c. 1910, by Fazakerley of Liverpool (stamp-signed) in full forest green crushed Levant morocco with gilt-ruled border, double-gilt fillets enclosing an onlaid blue morocco panel with notched inner gilt fillet, the whole framing a gilt vignette of an ocean vessel with onlaid blue morooco sea and gilt lettering with gilt seashell ornaments. Gilt turn-ins with gilt-rolled border and corner pieces. All edges gilt. Ivory silk doublures and free endpapers. Gilt ruled compartments. Gilt rolled edges. A fine copy. Housed in its original Fazakerley brown cloth clamshell case which is lined with the same ivory silk as used on the endpapers.Featuring a masterly open "fan" fore-edge painting by Fazakerley of three cutters and two longboats at sea.Thomas Fazakerley established his bindery in Liverpool in 1835. His son, John, followed into the trade, running the business from the time of his father's retirement in 1877 until the onset of World War One. "The bindery took on a wide variety of commissions but the ones [of note] are the crushed Levant 'relieure de luxe'....A lot of fore-edge paintings came out of Fazakerley's bindery... Many [if not most] of the Fazakerley bindings with fore-edge paintings are done on the flat or closed surface" (Weber, Annotated Dictionary of Fore-Edge Artists and Binders, pp 140-141). The example under notice is one of the rare and desirable examples of a Fazakerley open "fan" fore-edge painting. The individual artist, as typical for Fazakerley, is unknown.Captain Frederick Marryat (1792-1848) was an English Royal Navy officer, novelist, and a contemporary and acquaintance of Charles Dickens, noted today as an early pioneer of the sea story. He employed a lucid and direct narrative style, incorporating humor and incidents drawn from his varied experience at sea. The Pirate And The Three Cutters was the ninth of Captain Marryat's books. It is comprised of two stories. The Three Cutters is quite interesting, from a social point of view, providing an intimate glimpse of life aboard a yachtsman's cruising yacht, entertaining male and female guests, young and old. The Pirate is the longer of the two stories, and is also an engaging, often amusing read."Marryat's greatness is undeniable" (Joseph Conrad). "Marryat has the power to set us in the midst of ships and men and sea and sky all vivid, credible, authentic" (Virginia Woolf).Clarkson Frederick Stanfield (1793-1867) was a prominent English marine painter.Sadleir 1594. Wolff 4533.

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        The complete suite of Daniell's 9 papers contributed to the Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society, including: On Voltaic Combinations.

      Comprising: general title page to vol 126: 1). On Voltaic Combinations, In a Letter Addressed to Michael Faraday, 1836, vol 26, pp.107-124; 2). Additional Observations on Voltaic Combinations, ibid, pp.125-129; 3). Further Observations on Voltaic Combinations,1837, vol 127, pp.141-160; 4). Fourth Letter on Voltaic Combinations, with Reference to the Mutual Relations of the Generating and Conducting Surfaces,1838, vol 128, pp.41-56; 5). Fifth Letter on Voltaic Combinations, with Some Account of the Effects of a Large Constant Battery, 1839, vol 129, pp.89-95; 6). On the Electrolysis of Secondary Compounds, 1839, ibid, pp.97-112; 7). Second Letter On the Electrolysis of Secondary Compounds, 1840, vol 130, pp.209-224; 8). Sixth Letter on Voltaic Combinations, 1842, vol 132, pp.137-155; 9) Additional Researches on the Electrolysis of Secondary Compounds, 1844, vol 134, pp.1-19. .With a total of 4 engraved plates (these and the title with small neat embossed library name), quarto, antique style half calf, very good copies, London, [The Royal Society], 1836 - 1842. * John Frederic Daniell (1790 -1845) first professor of chemistry at King's College London. He is best known for his invention of the Daniell cell (Phil. Trans., 1836), an electric battery much better than voltaic cells. Volta's earlier battery had the defect of rapid diminution in current. Daniell's interest in electricity was aroused by the work of his close friend Faraday (to whom these letters are addressed). "Contributing to the major problem with batteries was a thin film of hydrogen bubbles that formed over the positive electrode. The thin film of hydrogen caused increased internal resistance of the battery that reduced its effective electromotive force (voltage). This process of a thin film of hydrogen collecting on the electrode is known as polarization. Daniell began experiments in 1835 in an attempt to improve the Voltaic battery. His experiments soon led to remarkable results. In 1836, he invented a primary cell in which hydrogen was eliminated in the generation of the electricity. Daniell had solved the problem of polarization. His version was the first of the two-fluid class battery and the first battery that produced a constant reliable source of electrical current over a long period of time. His placement of a barrier between the copper and zinc plates stopped the hydrogen from forming. The Volta battery (pile) emitted free hydrogen by the electrolyte which then migrated to the positive copper pole. The hydrogen accumulated on the pole to form a barrier that soon stopped the flow of the current. Both single fluid and two-fluid batteries used solutions to create the electricity. Daniell's battery consisted of a cylindrical copper vessel that served as the passive plate (pole). Placed inside the outer copper vessel was a porous earthenware container or partition that held a zinc rod or active plate (pole). The space between the copper and the porous cup was filled with a solution of copper sulphate which was kept saturated by crystals of the salt lying on a perforated shelf. The porous cup was filled with dilute sulphuric acid. The porous earthenware kept the fluids from mixing without hindering the passage of current; it allowed ions to move through while the reaction of the cell was taking place. The sulphate of copper that was in contact with the passive plate served to take up hydrogen. The amalgamated zinc rod (anode) had a binding screw. The top of the copper cylinder contained the other binding screw (cathode). Daniell's last work on a gravity type of battery was later to become one of the most popular in the 1850's. He fused two electrolytes; copper sulphate (CuSO4) and zinc sulphate (ZnSO4). A copper electrode was placed in the bottom half of a glass battery jar, and then copper sulphate was added in crystal form. Next the zinc sulphate solution was floated on top of the copper sulphate. This approach decreased the need for a porous ceramic diaphragm to separate the two electrolytes, and decreased the internal resistance of the system. When the circuit was opened and let standing while open the copper ions would diffuse upwards and self discharge onto the zinc anode which resulted in loss of power. The operator added copper sulphate crystals to maintain a constant saturated solution that then could constantly produce its current." -Corrosion Doctors. "The voltaic cell, though important as the first source of continuous electricity, is of limited use because it begins losing power rapidly as current is drawn. In 1836 Daniell proposed an improved electric cell that supplied an even current during continuous operation. The Daniell cell gave new impetus to electric research and found many commercial applications. In 1837 Daniell was presented the highest award of the Royal Society, the Copley Medal, for the invention of the Daniell cell." Enc. Brit.

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      London: John Murray, 1836.. 1st Edition; x, [directions to binder], 663pp, large folding cloth map. Ex Libris, Library bookplate on verso front cover. The appendix encloses zoological remarks by John Richardson with 3 plates of fishes and geological notes by W. Filton. It is an early voyage to the northern part of Canada with interesting observations on the Eskimos. A major source for both the early exploration of the far north and ethnology. The book contains full details of his commerce with the Cree, Chippewa, and Coppermine Indians and is a fundamental source of information about Indian life along the route of the expedition. This private expedition was undertaken to search for the second Ross expedition. Back and his party went from Montreal to Great Slave Lake, then overland to the Arctic Ocean. The narrative also contains valuable information concerning Arctic flora and fauna. Wagner-Camp 58b; Field 64; Hill 42; Lande 935; Arctic Bib. 851; Sabin 2613; TPL 1873. NEEDS REBINDING, Covers detached, plate between page 408 Thunderstorm near Point Ogle is frontisipiece, Book has been collated, all plates and folding map are present.

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      Paris: Paulin, 1836. relié. 2 tomes en 2 Vol. fort in 8 (format Jesus) (17,5x26,5cm). Edition illustrée par Tony Johanot, d'un frontispice, un titre gravé et de 800 vignettes gravées sur bois (en-tête, bandeaux, cul-de-lampe). Notice par Sainte Beuve. Premier tirage. Demi Maroquin rouge à coins début XXe. Dos à nerfs orné de caissons à froid et de filets gras. Adroit pastiche d'une reliure d'époque. Couvertures et dos conservées. Tête dorée. Un accroc sur le plat supérieur. Quelques feuillets jaunis. Dernier feuillet du tome II avec trous en marge. Bel exemplaire, exempt de rousseurs, ce qui est plutôt rare. Un des plus beaux livres illustré par Johannot, avec le Don Quichotte et un des fleurons de l'illustration romantique. "Très beau livre, rare en belle condition et fort estimé à juste titre, pour son admirable illustration..." Carteret. - Paulin, Paris _1836, 2 tomes en 2 Vol. fort in 8 (format Jesus) (17,5x26,5cm), 768pp. et 895pp., relié. - relié

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      1836. hardcover. <center><b>the five-volume American PICKWICK - preceding the London book edition</b></center> [Dickens, Charles.] THE POSTHUMOUS PAPERS OF THE PICKWICK CLUB: containing a faithful record of the Perambulations, Perils, Travels, Adventures and Sporting Transactions of the Corresponding Members. Edited by "Boz." [In Five Volumes.] Philadelphia: Carey, Lea & Blanchard, 1836 [-37/-37/-37/-37]. Original drab boards with rose cloth spines and printed labels. 5 vols. <p>First American Edition -- and the true first edition in book form of most of the five volumes. The English edition was first issued in twenty monthly parts between April 1836 and November 1837, followed by the one-volume book edition in November 1837; monthly parts were not issued in America until 1838, by James Turney of New York. Carey Lea & Blanchard issued its five volumes separately, each volume containing the four parts just issued, beginning with Vol. I in November 1836 and ending with Vol. V in December 1837. It is therefore quite certain that four of the five Philadelphia volumes preceded the issuance of the single London volume.</p> <p>According to Wilkins, Carey Lea & Blanchard issued only 1500 copies of the first volume, the author being then unknown; but as the venture proved successful, more copies of each subsequent volume were issued, and additional copies of the first two volumes were then issued as well. For this reason, most sets are not uniform, and many are lacking the earlier volumes (the Gimbel/Podeschi collection at Yale, for example, has nine "sets," only three of which include Vol. I -- and the only one of these three that has all of its leaves is a "reconstructed" set of suspicious origin). Further detail on the state and condition of each volume:</p> <p>Vol. I: The first state, with no mention of "Part First" on the title page nor of "Part I" on the spine. Printed by Dickinson & Ward (title verso). Ads: preliminary 2 pp (though paginated 1-6); terminal 8 + 4 pp. The first paragraph of the preliminary ad cites only "Watkins Tottle" whereas the later copy noted by Wilkins cites four titles including "Oliver Twist." Condition (all volumes have faded spines, plus some degree of foxing within): minor shelfwear, spine label worn, rear paste-down scuffed.</p> <p>Vol. II: The first state, with the word "Sporting" on the title page split between the sixth and seventh lines (in the second state, the entire word is on the sixth line, as in the subsequent volumes). No ads (none called for). Condition: label slightly worn, but otherwise little wear.</p> <p>Vol. III: (III, IV & V do not have differentiable states.) Ads: preliminary 4 pp; terminal 4 pp (as in Podeschi). Condition: boards a little soiled, but not much wear.</p> <p>Vol. IV: Ads: preliminary 4 pp; no terminal ads (as in Podeschi). Condition: half of rear free endpaper torn away, but otherwise little wear.</p> <p>Vol. V: Ads: preliminary 4 pp; terminal 2 (dated Jan 1838) + 12 pp (as in Podeschi, though a date is not mentioned). Condition: little wear.</p> <p> In all, a remarkable set of an extremely rare title. Though we have carefully tried to indicate the volumes&#39; defects, it should be borne in mind that it has become nearly impossible to find the American PICKWICK in original boards in anything approaching such advantageous condition. The first state of Vol. I is particularly rare. Podeschi (Yale) A19; Wilkins pp 7-9.</p> (Sumner & Stillman Code:11238)

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        Sketches by "Boz," Illustrative of Every-day Life, and Every-day People. In Two Volumes. Together with Sketches by Boz . . . The Second Series. Complete in One Volume

      London: John Macrone, 1836, 1837. Three small octavo volumes. viii, 348 pp.; (iv), 342pp.; viii, 377pp., + (19)pp. of advertisements. First edition, first issues in book form of Dickens&#39;s first work. Illustrated throughout with engravings by George Cruikshank, volumes I and II each with a frontispiece and seven subsequent illustrations, and the Second Series with frontispiece, engraved title-page, and eight subsequent illustrations. Volume I Preface dated February, 1836, and both volumes with all but one or two internal flaws as called for by Smith. Second Series is one of the few early copies without the list of illustrations, with thirteen rather than seventeen lines on the first page of the Contents; legible commas on the Free and Easy imprint; and with Vol. III unerased from the foot of each plate. According to Sadleir, these points "certainly seem to represent an earlier (and perhaps suppressed) issue of the book . . . the only possible explanation seems to be that [the publisher] and Dickens planned Sketches by Boz as a three-volume work, and that the plates were prepared for the third volume in uniform style with those of Volumes I and II. Possibly Dickens then insisted on adding more material than a normal third volume could accommodate, and a second series in one bulky volume was forced on the publisher." Eckel even more definitively states that the missing list of plates "prove[s] to be a mark of the first issue of the book." Although most of the sketches in this work were originally published as separate entries in various magazines and journals between 1833 and 1836, this edition does represent the first appearance of five of the sketches: "A Visit to Newgate," "The Black Veil," "The Great Winglebury Duel," "Our Next-Door Neighbours," and "The Drunkard&#39;s Death." The first two volumes are bound in publisher&#39;s olive green cloth, with a gilt cartouche and lettering on the spines. Corners lightly bumped, some minor spotting to cloth, else about fine. Second Series is bound in the rare original rose-colored cloth with blind-stamped wreath on the front cover and spine in four compartments, top compartment lettered in gilt within a decorative gilt frame. The gilding has been applied without black pigment, again indicating one of the early copies, as mentioned by Smith. Some bumping to corners, spine slightly sunned, and a few short closed tears in cloth at foot of spine. Nearly fine. Each volume in a green cloth chemise, the three volumes housed together in a quarter morocco slipcase lettered in gilt on the spine. This set came from the collection of William E. Self, former president of Twentieth Century Fox, and bears his bookplate. Both volumes also with the bookplates of noted collectors Winston Henry Hagen and E. Hubert Litchfield. A very nice set of a seminal work of modern Western literature, with excellent provenance.

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

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        Johnsoniana; or, Supplement to Boswell

      London: John Murray, 1836. Octavo. xxii, 530 pp. First edition, extra-illustrated with engraved portraits. In red morocco by Kelliegram; original cloth covers and spine bound in. Front cover has onlaid oval leather portrait of Johnson within gilt panel and sprays; gilt panels and lettering between raised bands on spine; green silked endpapers with gilt turn-ins; gilt. A.e.g. A fine copy of a handsome binding.

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        Histoire Naturelle des Oiseaux Exotiques

      Paris: Paquet and Debure, 1836. 8vo., (8 4/8 x 5 2/8 inches). Half-title, letterpress title-page. Hand-colored engraved vignette title-page and 80 fine hand-colored engraved plates after Pauquet (a few pale marginal stains). Contemporary French red morocco gilt, all edges gilt (extremities scuffed). First edition. This work combines with the "Histoire Naturelle des Oiseaux d&#39;Europe" to form the "Bibliothque Zoologique". The freres Pauquet, were reknowned 19th-century illustrators of a number of very popular works including "Modes et Costumes Historiques Dessinés et Gravés par Pauquet Frères d&#39;apres les Meilleurs Maitres de Chaque Epoque" (ca 1865) and H. Lucas&#39;s "Histoire Naturelle des Lépidoptères Exotiques" (1845). Each finely coloured and exquisite plate captures the essence of 169 different birds, from the subtle colors of small brown sparrows to the startling iridescent greens and blues of the common magpie, and the bright reds and yellows of various species of finch. Nissen IVB 540; Ripley, p.167; Ronsit 1735; Wood, p.431; Zimmer, p.383. Catalogued by Kate Hunter..

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      In-8 gr. (mm. 254x208), mz. pelle mod. con ang., dorso a cordoni con tit. oro, taglio sup. dorato, pp. XVI,IV,572,(4),VII,(5), con bel ritratto dell'A. inc. in rame. Il vol. è molto ben illustrato da 1 pianta della citta' di Gallipoli, con relativa legenda a fronte, e da 5 tavv. (tutte sono ripiegate ed inc. in rame da Cattaneo su disegno di Cipriano d'Andrea) che raffigurano: veduta della citta' presa dalla Casa di Sanità - antico prospetto della fontana di Gallipoli - parrocchia della Lizza - di S. Nicola - l?antica chiesa di S. Pietro de' Samari. Nell?opera: origini, storia civile e sacra, monumenti, notizie degli uomini illustri. "Edizione originale". Cfr. Lozzi,I,2075: ?Non comune? - Fossati Bellani,III,3974 - Fera,III, p. 337: ?Rara ottocentina? - Saggio di bibliografia salentina (1962),129: ?E? la più notevole monografia su Gallipoli?. Fresco esemplare marginoso, molto ben conservato.

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      [Monterey: Santiago Aguilar, Nov. 7, 1836].. Broadside, 12 1/4 x 8 1/2 inches. Old folds and some wrinkling. Small hole in left margin, not affecting text. Near fine. In a cloth chemise and half morocco and cloth folding box, spine gilt. A remarkably early and important California imprint, this is the official notice of California's Declaration of Independence from the central Mexican government. This is one of only five known copies of this document, and the only one that is signed in manuscript. Juan Alvarado and his "Californio" cohorts toppled the Mexican military authorities at Monterey on Nov. 3, 1836. In the present proclamation, the new government declares itself independent from Mexico "for as long as the Federal system it adopted in 1824 remains unrestored." The California rebels were revolting against a Centralist system of government that ruled without much consideration for the outlying provinces, and they hoped that a return to the Federal system would return more autonomy to the states. The Declaration sets up a full government for California, including a system for appointing leaders, establishing a legislature, and creating a constitution. The third provision of this Declaration establishes the Roman Catholic church as the only faith that may be publicly practiced, but also notes that citizens will not be persecuted for the private practice of other faiths. Occurring in the same year as the Texas Revolution - though more conservative in nature - the actions of the Californians clearly showed the ineffectiveness of centralized Mexican control of the states. The text is signed in print at the end by Juan Albarado (i.e. Alvarado), who led the independence movement and declared himself governor, serving in that role until 1842; José Castro, who served as Alvarado's military chief; Antonino Buelna; and José Antonio Noriega. The present copy also contains the manuscript signatures of Alvarado, Castro, and Noriega, below their printed names. Alvarado served as governor of California until he was removed in 1842, then staged another successful revolt against governor Manuel Micheltorena in 1844, ruling until the Bear Flag Revolt, and John C. Fremont toppled him in 1846. This broadside is also significant from a printing history standpoint, as it is the second imprint by the second printer in California, Santiago Aguilar. California's first printer, the famed Agustin Zamorano, was forced into exile by Alvarado and Castro on Nov. 4, 1836, three days before the date of this broadside, and they installed Aguilar in his place. Aguilar himself would be thrown out of his position a few months later when he backed the wrong side in a political revolt in Monterey. Greenwood locates the Streeter copy, as well as copies at the Huntington and Bancroft libraries. There is also a copy at the archives in Mexico City. The Streeter copy brought $4500 at the Streeter sale in 1968. Rare and very desirable, documenting a landmark moment in the political history of California. STREETER SALE 2482. GREENWOOD 23. LIBROS CALIFORNIANOS (1st ed), p.26. COWAN, SPANISH PRESS, p.16. FAHEY 22. HARDING 22. AII (CALIFORNIA) 17.

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        NATURGESCHICHTE UND ABBILDUNGEN DER FISCHE. Nach den neuesten Systemen bearbeitet. Nach der Natur und den vorzueglichsten Originalen gezeirhnet und lithographirt von K.J. Brodtmann.

      In-4 (mm. 327x240), p. pelle mod., dorso a cordoni con filetti e tit. oro, pp. 312,VIII, con 97 bellissime tavv. in b.n. f.t., litografate da Brodtmann, che illustrano 326 specie di pesci. Tutte le tavole sono dettagliatam. descritte. "Edizione originale" di questa pregevole opera del naturalista svizzero Schinz (1777-1862). Cfr. Nissen,ZBI,3670 - Cat. of The British Museum (Natural History),IV, p. 1835. Solo il testo con qualche fiorit. ma tavole in ottimo stato.

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      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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        Die Bibel, oder die ganze heilige Schrift des alten und neuen Testaments, nach der deutschen Uebersetzung D. Martin Luthers.

      Mit einer Vorrede vom Prälaten Dr. Hüffell. Mit einem gestochende Titelblatt und 28 Stahlstichtafeln. Carlsruhe und Leipzig 1836. Ganzleder der Zeit mit nur wenige Gebrauchsspuren und dreiseitige Goldschnitt. In einem schönen Lederschuber der Zeit. VIII + 920 + 264 Seiten + Tafeln. Mit altem Namenszug und -stempel

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      Et digt. Köpenhamn, B. Luno & Schneider, 1836. 8:o. XII,100 s. Mycket charmigt gult tryckt opappbd med luftballonger på fram- och bakpärm. Lätt solkig och ryggen lite nött och mörknad. Någon enstaka lagerfläck. Med dedikation till [Hans Gabriel] Trolle-Wachtmeister på försättsbladet.. Diktsamling av elektromagnetismens upptäckare, den danska kemisten och fysikern Hans Christian Ørsted (1777-1851). I förordet skriver Ørsted: "Paa omslaget seer man afbildningerne af de to første luftskibe, hvormed mennesker foretog nogen fart. Paa den første side sees montgolfieren, paa den sidste aërostaten. Jeg troer at detta vil være de læsere velkomment, som ike før have seet nogen afbildning af luftskibet." Ørsted var en anhängare av den tyska "Naturphilosphie"-skolan, och ville med sina dikter skapa en brygga mellan poesi och naturvetenskap. Efter dikterna, på s. 83-100, följer noter, där Ørsted förklarar och utvecklar vad som nämnts i dikterna. Bl.a. omnämns de fyskialiska principerna kring ballongflygning, men även historiska och geografiska upplysningar lämnas. Hans Gabriel Trolle-Wachtmeister (1782-1871) var till yrket framgångsrik jurist och justitiekansler under Karl XIV Johan. Men i anden låg hans håg mer åt det naturvetenskapliga. I början av 1800-talet lärde han känna den berömda kemisten Jacob Berzelius och fick utföra experiment i dennes laboratorium. Detta ledde till en livslång vänskap och omfattande brevväxling. Berzelius uttryckte sitt erkännande för att excellensen Trolle-Wachtmeister, utan egentlig utbildning utvecklades till en så pass kompetent kemist. Berzelius danska kollega och vän Ørsted figurerar återkommande i de två vännernas brevväxling

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