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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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        Ueber das Wesen des Verdauungsprocess, with 2 other papers by Muller and Schwann and Remak

      Berlin: G. Eichler, 1836. 1st edition. No Dust Jacket. 1. Schwann, Theodor (1810-82). Ueber das Wesen des Verdauungsprocesses. IN: Arch. Anat. Physiol. wins. Med. 1836, nos. I & 2, 90-138. 2. M?r, Johannes (1801-58) & Schwann. Versuche ? die k?liche Verdauung des geronnenen Eiweisses. Ibid., no. 1, 66-89. 3. Remak, Robert (1815-65). Vorl?ige Mittheliung microscopischer Beobachtungen ? den inner Bau der Cerebrospinalnerven und ? die Entwickelung ihrer Formelemente. Ibid., no. 2, 145-161. Together 2 numbers, 8vo. 221 x 139 mm. Original printed wrappers, uncut & partly unopened. Slight wear & foxing but fine. From the library of Walter PAGEL (1898-1982; see Garrison-Morton 3242) with his notes & his marker slips showing the many great researchers contributing to the 1836 Archiv. Berlin: G. Eichler, 1836. 1 & 2. First Editions. Garrison-Morton 991, 990. "Although the part played by Schwann in developing the cell theory is well known, his many other important contributions are seldom mentioned. These include . . . several important papers on the digestive process, one written in 1836 with his mentor Johannes Muller on digestion of egg white, and his still more important discovery of the enzyme 'pepsin' in the gastric juice. In connection with this, Schwann reestablished the fact first stated by Prout and later by Beaumont that the free acid in the stomach is hydrochloric . . ." (Fulton/Wilson 190). 3. First Edition. Garrison-Morton 1260: Discovery of the non-medullated nerve fibers ("fibers of Remak"). These two numbers of the 1836 volume of M?r's Archiv also include Eduard Weber's "Einige Bemerkungen ? die Mechanik der Gelenke," on the mechanics of joints; G. G. Valentin's "Ueber den Inhalt des Keimbl?hens" (pp. 162-169), on Purkyne's vesicle (the nuclear portion of the ovum); and Heinrich Rathke's "Zur Anatomie der Fische" (pp. 170-186). 7028

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        The Natural History of Parrots from Jardine's Natural History series

      W.H. LizarsEdinburgh:: W.H. Lizars,. 1836.. 12mo, 187pp, frontis, color illustrated engraved title & 30 fine hand colored steel engravings of parrots. Full leather binding, both boards detached., spine chipped , some light foxing through out o/w G+ condition. Most of the parrots are Australian and many plates are after Edward Lear including the Leadbeater cockatoo.

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        Long-Tailed Duck [Oldsquaw] [Pl. 312]

      London: 1836. Hand-coloured engraving with aquatint and etching by R. Havell, 1836, paper watermarked "J. Whatman / 1836". 25 7/8 x 39 1/4 inches. From the first edition of "The Birds of America." 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" (J. J. Audubon, Birds of America, New York & Philadelphia: 1840-1844, 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" (R. T. & V. M. Peterson, Audubon's Birds of America, London: 1981, no. 73). Susanne M. Low, A Guide to Audubon's Birds of America, New Haven & New York: 2002, p.163.

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        Charter of Incorporation: Bye-Laws: Regulations: and Grant of Arms [with] Supplemental Charter [and Bye-Laws] [with] Thirteen Annual Reports of the Society's Council [with] Seven Related Documents

      An extensive run of annual reports and related materials of the Society during its early years, seemingly unrecorded, providing considerable biographical detail and much insight into professional and educational concerns of attorneys and solicitors. Later buckram, ex-library, good clean copies, twenty-two publications and 734 pages in total; a complete listing gladly provided. V.p., London, 1836-72.

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        Notre-Dame de Paris.

      Paris; Eugène Renduel, 1836. 8:o. (3, 1 blank), 631, (1 blank) pp. + 12 steel engravings, after drawings by Louis Boulanger, Tony and Alfred Johannot and others. Contemporary half morocco with four raised bands and gilt compartments, marbled endpapers. Bookplate (Anders Ollfors). Extremities worn, short tears at the spine ends. Minor spotting throughout the book. The first plate with a small cornerloss. A small hole in top margin of pp. 3/4. Minimal cornerloss on pp. 337/338, and the last two leaves. Small loss in outer margin of pp. 465/466 & 577/578. All plates but the first are nearly free from spotting, 3 tissue-guards are missing. An attractive copy of the first illustrated edition of Hugo's famous novel, known as the ''Keepsake edition''. It is the 8th edition of the text, completed with 3 chapters that were part of the original manuscript, but not previously printed, as they were lost at the time when the book was first printed, in 1831. Escoffier, Le Mouvement romantique 1163

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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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        Wesh Cubb or the Sweet: A Chippeway Chief

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

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        Artisans and Machinery: The Moral and Physical Condition of the Manufacturing Population Considered with Reference to Mechanical Substitutes for Human Labour,

      First Edition, xv, 399, [1]pp + 12pp publisher's catalogue, octavo, original gilt lettered diced cloth, carefully rebacked to match original, an excellent copy, very rare, with some interesting and informed pencilled annotations and notes, London, John W. Parker, 1836. *Goldsmith 29628. In this key book on the subject, Gaskell gives a clear, comprehensive and often heartbreaking idea of the appalling living conditions which many mill workers were forced to endure. Gaskell was a doctor who worked amongst the labouring population (he is named as a Surgeon on the title-page). Those who worked in such situations were often shocked by the conditions they encountered. Yet, by and large, they did not give vent to their feelings in emotional outbursts against industrial capitalism. In this they differed from contemporaries like Richard Oastler or William Cobbett, men confused and perplexed by industrialization who reacted by striking out blindly against it. Works like C. T. Thackrah's Effects of Arts, Trades and Professions on Health and Longevity, J. P. Kay's Moral and Physical Condition of the Working Classes or Peter Gaskell's Artisans and Machinery were not mere tirades against the industrial system but attempts to investigate the lives of the urban working classes and to isolate evils by enquiry and experiment. Gaskell gave no support to the view that the coming of the factories had coincided with the economic degradation of the workers. On the contrary, he was quite clear that, apart from the effect on the hand-loom weavers, it had resulted in abundant material progress and that the wages of cotton operatives, "with proper economy and forethought, would enable them to live comfortably, nay, in comparative luxury." It was the moral degradation of the worker that worried Gaskell. He condemned factories for the vice which he thought they had been instrumental in producing through causing the operatives to lose their "independence." Children were forced to spend their most impressionable years amid surroundings of the utmost immorality and degradation, and he painted a truly appalling picture. Even so, and in spite of Gaskell regarding factory labor in general as "singularly unfitted for children," he could not bring himself to advocate the abolition of child labour simply because anything else available to the working classes was actually even worse. "The employment of children in manufactories," he wrote, "ought not to be looked upon as an evil, till the present moral and domestic habits of the population are completely re-organised. So long as home education is not found for them, and they are left to live as savages, they are to some extent better situated when engaged in light labour, and the labour generally is light which falls to their share." It was the home life of children, prior to their factory days, which primarily led to such physical degeneracy as there was, and Gaskell emphasized this view.

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        Switzerland. Illustrated in a Series of Views taken on the Spot and expresslely for this Work - La Suisse pittoresque, ornée de Vues dessinées spécialement pour cet Ouvrage par W.H. Bartlett, accompagnée d'un Texte par William Beattie. Traduit de L'Anglais par L. de Bauclas. 2 Vols.

      London and Paris, George Virtue and Ferrier, 1836. 4to. Bound in 2 very fine contemp. embossed full black morocco, signed Westley/London in bottom of the blindstamped rococco motive on covers. Spines richly gilt and with a gilt border on covers. All edges gilt. A small nick to one corner, otherwise in very fine condition. 2 engraved titles and 2 printed. VI,(2),192;(4),136 pp. and 106 (57+49) fine steel-engraved plates drawn by Bartlett with different engravers. 1 large folded map. All plates with protective tissue guards. A few plates with light offsetting, otherwise fine and clean throughout. Text in French.. First French edition in a very attractive embossed binding, signed

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        Switzerland illustrated in a series of views by W. H. Bartlett

      1836. No Dust Jacket. Beattie, William (1793-1875). Switzerland. Illustrated in a series of views taken expressly for this work by W[illiam] H[enry] Bartlett, Esq. [1809-54]. 2 vols., 4to. [2] iv [2], 188; [4], 152pp. Added engraved titles in each volume, 106 steel-engraved plates after Bartlett, fold. lith. map of Switzerland. London: George Virtue, 1836. 272 x 207 mm. Handsomely bound in full red morocco gilt c. 1836, a.e.g., a little rubbed, front hinge in Vol. I cracking. Lightly browned, some foxing to plates, but very good. First Edition. "The heyday of engraving on steel was the second quarter of the nineteenth century. . . . The indefatigable Bartlett was the chief producer of volumes of steel-engraved views. For many years he ranged through two continents making or collecting drawings. . . . Collectors not seeking representations of familiar scenes will probably find the grandeur of his Swiss subjects most appealing" (Ray, Illustrator & the Book in England, pp. 40-42). Switzerland is one of the many illustrated travel books produced by Bartlett in collaboration with his friend and fellow traveller Dr. William Beattie; their works enjoyed great popularity in the 19th century. Ray 65. DNB.

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        The Backwoods of Canada: being Letters from the Wife of an Emigrant Officer illustrative of the domestic economy of British North America.

      London, Charles Knight The Library of Entertaining Knowledge 1836.. Second edition. 16.5 by 11.5 cms. pp. viii + 351. 20 engraved illustrations, mostly full-page, frontispiece, map, spine title faded, a little old staining to boards, general wear and some foxing, but a good, tight copy. Spine professionally repaired and relaid. A volume of The Library of Entertaining Knowledge. It was first published by Knight in 1836. A fascinating glimpse of Canada in the 1830s and a classic text for literature on Canada. Although reprinted in later years early copies seem to be very scarce.

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        The Anatomy of Melancholy, what it is, with all the kinds, causes, symptoms, Prognostics and Several Cures of It. In Three Partitions ... by Democritus Junior

      Philadelphia: T. Wardle 15Minor Street 1836 Philadelphia: T. Wardle-15, Minor Street, 1836. First American, from the Thirteenth English edition, corrected. To which is now first Prefixed An Account of the Author. First edition was published in 1621. 2 vols., 8vo. xxiv, 461; 612 pp. Original blind-stamped cloth, gilt-stamped spine. In full brown cloth slipcase. Bookplate of Michael Sharpe. Lilly "Grolier 100 Books Famous in English Literature" 18. For the first edition of 1621: PMM 120; Grolier "English" 18; Church 210; Pforzheimer 119; Grolier "Langland to Wither" 30

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        Chromatographie. Eine Abhandlung über Farben und Pigmente, so wie deren Anwendung in der Malerkunst etc. Aus dem Englischen.

      XVI, 290 S., 4 (1 kolorierte) Tafeln. Pappband der Zeit mit Rückenschild. Erste deutsche Ausgabe. - Der Chemiker und Farbenfabrikant George Field (1777-1854) beschäftigte sich nicht nur praktisch mit Farben sondern auch theoretisch mit ihren harmonischen Beziehungen. - Die Tafel "Chromatische Aequivalente" mit den sechs Kreisfarben nicht koloriert. - Die ersten 10 Blatt und die Tafeln mit einem schmalen schwachen Wasserrand. [5 Warenabbildungen bei]

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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).

      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. Wolfstieg 4875; Taute 334. - Freie Bearbeitung der 1829 erstmals erschienenen franz. Originalausgabe. Der vierte Band enthält ausschließlich historische Anmerkungen von Rössler zu den übrigen Bänden. "Von Werth für die Freimaurerei ist nur der 4. Band, welcher Roessler zum Verfasser hat" (Taute). - Vereinzelt stockfleckig, 1 Bl. mit Einriss.

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        Switzerland. Illustrated in a series of views taken expressly for this work.

      4°. (1) l., (2) IV, 188 S.; (1) l., (4) 152 S. Mit 2 gest. Titel und 106 Stahlstiche von William Henry Bartlett sowie 1 gef. Karte. Blind- und goldgeprägte Lederbände der Zeit. 2 Bde. HLS II, 131. - Mit Exlibris. Durchgehend leicht stockfleckig. Einbände minimal berieben.

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        [Tusen och en natt] Tausend und ein Tag.

      Morgenländische Erzählungen. Aus dem Persischen, Türkischen und Arabischen nach Petits de la Croix, Galland, Cardonne, Chawis und Cazotte, dem Grafen Caylus und Anderen übersetzt von F. H. von der Hagen. Zweite wohlfeilere Ausgabe. I-XI. Prenzlau, Verlage von F. W. Kalbersberg, 1836. 8:o. XVI,268 + (2),VI,310,(2) + (2),VI,321,(1 blank,3,3 blanka) + (2),VI,278 + (2),VI,392 + (2),IV,VII-XVI,303 + VIII,328 + (4),VII-X,III-V,(1 blank),292 + VIII,319,(1) + IX,(1 blank),310 + XII,419 s. Sex samtida nötta och torra svarta hfrbd med guldornerade ryggar. Ngt solkiga stänkta snitt. Ytliga sprickbildningar och defekter i skinnet på ryggarna. Sista volymen med hårt nötta ytterfalsar. Genomgående lager- och småfläckig. Tredje volymen med flera fuktränder, främst inledningsvis, samt ett litet hack i övre marginalen på s. 175-92. Femte volymen med fläck i nedre marginalen på s. 185-224. Med L. F. Rääfs exlibris

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