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        SECRETARIA DE HACIENDA. SECCION 2. EL EXMO. SR. PRESIDENTE INTERINO DE LA REPÚBLICA MEXICANA SE HA SERVIDO DIRIGME EL DECRETO SIGUE...DURANTE LA GUERRA CON LOS INDIOS BÁRBAROS SE EXPENDERÁ LA PÓLVARA DE CAZADORES EN LOS DEPARTMENTOS DE CHIHUAHUA Y SONORA...[caption title]

      [Mexico. Feb. 24, 1836].. Broadside, 8 x 10 inches. Blank integral leaf present. Split along lower third of spine, contemporary manuscript notations in left blank margin. Quite clean. Very good. An important official decree relating to the Indian wars in northern Mexico. It authorizes both the sale of gun powder in Chihuahua and Sonora (two territories where the Indians were most dangerous) at the price of six reals per pound and permits such government- sold powder to be used by settlers in their efforts to prevent the Indians from invading Mexico. The decree thus covers present-day Arizona. Rare. Not on OCLC.

      [Bookseller: William Reese Company - Americana]
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        Narrative of the Arctic land expedition to the mouth of the Great Fish River, and along the shores of the Arctic Ocean, in the years 1833, 1834, and 1835

      London: A.Spottiswoode for John Murray, 1836. 4to. (10 3/4 x 8 inches). 16 plates on India paper mounted, after Back (13) and B. Waterhouse Hawkins (3), (7 lithographed by Haghe or Day & Haghe, 9 steel-engraved by E. Finden), 1 folding engraved map, numerous illustrations. Expertly bound to style in half dark purple morocco over contemporary purple cloth boards, spine with raised bands in six compartments, ruled on either side of each band, lettered in the second and fourth compartments, marbled endpapers. Rare large-paper issue of the first edition: "One of the fundamental books on Arctic exploration" (Hill) and "one of the finest travel books of the nineteenth century" (Howgego). A large paper copy of this major source both in the early exploration of the Far North and its ethnology. "...Full of details of [Back's] ... commerce with the Cree, Chippewa, and Coppermine Indians..[this work is ] ... a fundamental source of information about Indian life along the route of the Arctic expedition" (Streeter). The narrative also contains valuable information on Arctic flora and fauna. The original primary intention of the expedition had been to aid the second expedition of Sir John Ross. News of Ross's safe return reached Back in April 1833 and he then pursued the expedition's secondary objectives. These were, firstly, to navigate the length of a river supposedly arising in the neighbourhood of the Great Slave Lake and running north to the Arctic sea, and then, secondly, to map as much as possible of the sea-coast. He was successful in both objectives, travelling 7,500 miles in total and traversing the full 440-mile length of the river (known as Thlueetessy by the Indians). The Great Fish River, as Back named it, has since become known as Back River. Arctic Bibliography 851; cf.BM (NH) I,p.81 (incorrect plate count); Field 63; Hill (2004) 42; cf. Howgego II:B3; Sabin 2613 (incorrect plate count); cf. Staton & Tremaine 1873 (octavo edition); Wagner-Camp 58b:1 (octavo edition).

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        Narrative of the Arctic Land Expedition to the Mouth of the Great Fish River, and Along the Shores of the Arctic Ocean, in the Years 1833, 1834, and 1835

      London: John Murray 1836, 1st large paper Edition. () x,[2],663,[1]pp. Very good. Quarto (24 X 29.5 cm.). Bound in two volumes in 19th century half morocco and green pebbled cloth boards. Morocco corners. Five raised bands. Sixteen mounted proof plates. Large folding map. Mild foxing to the blank endpapers at the front and back of each volume. Some light foxing to the margins of the plates. Generally a very clean copy with only very minor foxing in the text. Artic Biblio. 851; Streeter 3705. Back, who had been with Franklin on both of his overland expeditions, was here sent out to locate John Ross, unreported after three winters in the Arctic. He traveled overland to Great Slave Lake, where he received news of Ross' return to England; Back however continued on, descending the Fish (now Back) River then unexplored, to the Arctic Ocean. This is the very scarce large paper Admiralty issue of the book. It was produced to match the quarto issue of Beechey's Narrative. With the bookplate of Philip Hammond in each volume and in gilt on the front board of each volume as well..

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        Narrative of the Arctic land expedition to the mouth of the Great Fish River, and along the shores of the Arctic Ocean, in the years 1833, 1834, and 1835

      London: A.Spottiswoode for John Murray, 1836. 1 volume bound in two, 4to (LARGE PAPER COPY). (11 x 8 5/8 inches). 16 plates on india paper mounted, after Back (13) and B. Waterhouse Hawkins (3), (7 lithographed by Haghe or Day & Haghe, 9 steel-engraved by E. Finden), 1 folding engraved map, numerous illustrations. (Some light spotting or browning to the margins of the plate mounts). 19th-century blue half morocco over pebble-grained cloth covered boards, bound for Philip Hammond with his gilt armorial blocked on the covers, spines in six compartments with raised bands, lettered in the second and fourth compartments, the others with fillets in gilt and blind, comb-marbled endpapers, t.e.g. A fine clean copy of this rare large-paper issue of the first edition: "One of the fundamental books on Arctic exploration" (Hill) and "one of the finest travel books of the nineteenth century" (Howgego). A large paper copy of this major source both in the early exploration of the Far North and its ethnology. "...Full of details of [Back's] ... commerce with the Cree, Chippewa, and Coppermine Indians..[this work is ] ... a fundamental source of information about Indian life along the route of the Arctic expedition" (Streeter). The narrative also contains valuable information on Arctic flora and fauna. The original primary intention of the expedition had been to aid the second expedition of Sir John Ross. News of Ross's safe return reached Back in April 1833 and he then pursued the expedition's secondary objectives. These were, firstly, to navigate the length of a river supposedly arising in the neighbourhood of the Great Slave Lake and running north to the Arctic sea, and then, secondly, to map as much as possible of the sea-coast. He was successful in both objectives, travelling 7,500 miles in total and traversing the full 440-mile length of the river (known as 'Thlueetessy' by the Indians). The Great Fish River, as Back named it, has since become known as Back River. This copy, bound for Philip Hammond, has the "Appendix" (pp. [473-664] + 3 fish plates + the large folding map) bound in a separate volume: it is worth noting that this expedition was financed by subscription, and that "Sir G.E. Hammond" is listed as having contributed £2.0s.0d towards the costs of the expedition. Arctic Bibliography 851; cf.BM(NH) I,p.81 (incorrect plate count); Field 63; Hill (2004) 42; cf. Howgego II,B3; Sabin 2613 (incorrect plate count); cf. Staton & Tremaine 1873 (octavo edition); Wagner-Camp 58b:1 (octavo edition).

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        Narrative of the Arctic Land Expedition to the Mouth of the Great Fish River, and Along the Shores of the Arctic Ocean, in the Years 1833, 1834, and 1835

      London: John Murray 1836, 1st Edition. () x,(1),663,8,4pp. Very good. Octavo. Bound in original blind stamped gilt lettered grey cloth. Original coated yellow endpapers, somewhat stained as normal for this title. 14 full page illustrations including frontis. Title page has some offsetting from the frontis. Large folding map at rear. Untrimmed copy with many pages unopened. The text is generally very clean. The outer edge of the plates have moderate foxing which generally does not effect the image. The two publishers catalogues at the rear are dated May, 1836. A very nice unsophisticated pisticated copy. AB 851. Account of an expedition, to aid members of the Ross Expedition, in 1832-5. Upon hearing of Ross's return to England, Back travelled down the Slave River to Great Slave Lake, up Hoarfrost River and down the Great Fish River, which bears his name, to the Arctic coast. This is the first trade edition, of which a large paper issue in quarto was also published the same year..

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        Flore Luxembourgeoise ou Description des plantes phanérogames, recueillies et observées dans le Grand-Duché de Luxembourg, classées d`après le système sexual de Linnée

      Luxembourg, Kubourn 1836.. 512 S. Grüner HLdr. d. Zt. mit etwas Rückenverg. Pritzel 9362. - Erste Ausgabe der nicht häufigen Luxemburger Flora. - Fliegender Vorsatz mit handschriftl. Widmung des Verfassers an einen Monsieur Blum. - Etwas berieben und bestoßen. Titelei gering fleckig.

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Turszynski]
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        A Vocabulary of Words in the Hawaiian Language

      Lahainaluna,: Press of the High School, 1836.. Octavo, small perforation to top margin of title-page, occasional mild foxing yet a fine copy in contemporary (?original) marbled boards with roan backstrip (joints starting), old ownership label in a cursive hand pinned to front endpaper. The first comprehensive printed vocabulary of the Hawaiian language.Reverend Lorrin Andrews was a member of the Lahainaluna Seminary school founded in 1831. The school was soon home to the first printing press operating on the Hawaiian Islands. For many years lessons and sermons at the school were delivered in Hawaiian, and Andrew's vocabulary reflects his generous understanding of the language. Forbes points out that this book is much more than a rough primer for use in the classroom, in that 'Lorrin Andrews' "Vocabulary" is perhaps more accurately the pioneer attempt to provide a dictionary of the Hawaiian language'.The scope of this book is impressive, containing over 5700 words in total. Amidst concise definitions we see many examples of Andrews's deeper understanding of the subtleties and nuances of the Hawaiian tongue, particularly the role of simile and metaphor in building layers of meaning within a single word. For example:HO-HO-LA, v. to spread out or down as a mat or garment, as darkness or dark clouds, to spread over or upon a thing; to spread out or smooth as a cloth that has been ruffled; applied to the mind, to calm, to sooth, to prepare for hearing a thing. Hence, to open, enlighten the mind; to set forth, manifest; to make a gesture, to stretch forth one's hand in speaking.Copies of the book were used at the school and also offered for public sale at $1 each. Clearly, Andrews believed the vocabulary to be the start of a greater project. Interleaved copies were distributed amongst mission staff so further notes could be made and collected for collation in the future (indeed, Forbes notes such annotated copies are held in the Bishop Museum collection). The first formal full-scale dictionary of the Hawaiian language was issued in 1865.Forbes, 'Hawaiian National Bibliography', 983.

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        Syria, the Holy Land, Asia Minor, &c. illustrated: In a series of views drawn from nature by W.H. Bartlett, William Purser, &c. With descriptions of the plates (3 vols. in 2 Complete)

      Fisher, Son, & Co, 1836-01-01. Hardcover. Very Good. 3 volume set in 2, complete. 4to. Contemporary gilt-ruled polished calf. A.E.G. 29 cm. Rebacked, extremities rubbed. Good bindings on both volumes. Engraved title pages and engraved plates throughout. 120 engraved plates (including 3 engraved vignette title pages), 2 maps. pp. 80, 76, 100, [4, index] Internally generally clean, damp stain to bottom edge of vol. 2. See our pictures. <br><br>References: Blackmer 291, Atabey 199, Rohricht 1690. Weber 1125.

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        Luftskibet. Et Digt.

      1836 1836 - Kbhvn. 1836. XII + 100 s. Orig. litograferet kartonnage med afbildninger af de to tidligste luftskibe, forpermen med brdr. Montgolfier's varmluftsballon "Montgolfièren", bagpermen med "Aerostaten". Ryggen omhyggeligt restaureret. Stempel på titelblad. Meget rent eksemplar.Publisher's lithographed boards with views of the two earliest air ships; the front board with the Brothers Montgolfier's hot air balloon "The Montgolfier", the back with "the Aerostat". Spine carefully repaired. Stamp on titlepage. A clean copy. * Med følgende dedikation "Til Fru Baronesse Stampe fra Forfatteren. [HEREFTER 3 DELVIST BORTVISKEDE ORD] 1837 ". Bibl. Dan. VI, 420.Inscribed copy to Baroness Stampe, 1837. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        This Portrait of Mr. C. Davis, his Majesty&#39;s Huntsman, on the Hermit is with permission dedicated to the Right Hnble. The Earl of Errol K.T. master of his Majesty&#39;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&#39;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.

      [Bookseller: Donald Heald Rare Books]
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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 ... a new edition revised and corrected to the present time

      New York: Wm. Hall & Co, 1836. Folio. (14 1/2 x 12 1/2 inches). Engraved throughout, title, 1p. contents list, 63 hand-coloured engraved maps. Contemporary red half morocco over marbled paper-covered boards, neatly rebacked to style, and with neat repairs to the corners. 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&#39;s seminal New York State Map of 1804 (under De Witt&#39;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&#39;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; this second edition appeared in the following year. Phillips 771 (ref).

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        The Cathedral Antiquities, Complete set in Six Volumes: Canterbury and York, Salisbury and Norwich, Winchester and Lichfield and Oxford, Wells and Exeter, Peterborough and Gloucester and Bristol, Hereford and Worcester

      London: Longman, Rees, Orme, Brown, Green / Nattali. 1836. Hardcover. Very Good+. 1836 edition, 14 individual sections bound in 6 books. Each copy has two title pages at the front, one listing Longman, etc. as the publisher and the other Nattali. All title pages show 1836 and feature an engraved frontis. Additionally, each copy has a separate title page and pagination for each individual section. 6 volume set: Hardcover, early 1900&#39;s rebinding, Half leather with purple boards, gilt title and 5 raised bands at spines. 4to. All edges gilt. Marbled endpapers. Very Good+ to Near Fine copies: leather shows light wear at corners and head and foot of spine. Leather has remained fresh, but some outer hinges show mild, early separation to the top and bottom edges. Bindings are sound, all boards securely attached. Owner&#39;s bookplate at pastedowns, else, Near Fine to Fine contents. Clean, bright and unmarked text; margins and plates show sparse spotting. Each copy illustrated with numerous engraved plates. Books protected in mylar sleeves. A complete set, rebound. Digital images available upon request.

      [Bookseller: Caliban Books ABAA-ILAB]
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        The Complete Angler - by Izaak Walton and-Charles Cotton-With Original Memoirs and Notes by Sir Harris Nicolas

      London: William Pickering, 1836. First Nicolas Edition, Large-Paper copy, with illustrations on India paper. 4 vols., 4to (10 7/8 x 7 1/2 in.). Engraved title-page, 48 engraved plates, two pages of music and two woodcuts of the Walton seal, 9 head- pieces, and 2 portraits of Walton. Full crimson crushed red morocco gilt, marbled endpapers, wide gilt dentelles utilizing a border of sporting medallions and blue morocco onlaid cornerpieces with the Walton-Cotton cipher; neatly rebacked preserving the original spines. Some minor traces of rubbing. A fine set. Coigney 44; Oliver 41; Keynes, p. 94 . One of the finest illustrated editions of Walton ever published. For it, Pickering used 27 of the most prominent artist, painters, and engravers to illustrate it. It has always been, as Coigney notes, the "favorite of the extra-illustrator" - but this set stands head and shoulders above others we have seen. It is EXTRA-ILLUSTRATED with the addition of 613 inserted plates relating to Walton & Cotton&#39;s Angler, including hundreds of fine engravings, etchings, woodcuts, and even original drawings. Many of the illustrations are proof or early and rare impressions of the plates, many on India paper, and include portraits of statesmen, artists, authors, and contemporaries of Walton and Cotton, as well as superb views, by Hollar, Stothard, Hogg, Scott, Sanders, Howitt, Audinet, Vertue, Greig, et. al. - indeed, the list of artists and engravers is a virtual pantheon of book illustration in Great Britain. In addition, each volume contains a printed Index of the extra-illustrations. To mention only a few, highlights include: CANTERBURY CATHEDRAL, engraved by Hollar; JOHN DONNE, engraved by Duncan (India proof); WALTON&#39;S HOUSE in Fleet Street, by Giller (proof); TOWER OF LONDON, by Hollar; LONDON BEFORE AND AFTER THE GREAT FIRE, by Hollar; PORTRAIT OF WALTON by Charles Rolls (India proof); PORTRAIT OF ERASMUS engraved by Boulonois after Holbein, and much, much more A list of the subjects illustrated would comprise a veritable encyclopedia and history of the classic sports of Great Britain from the 16th to the 19th centuries: the people, the places, and the times are richly documented in this magnficient homage to the father of angling literature, Izaak Walton

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        A SAMMELBAND OF SIX PAMPHLETS including the very scarce THE NARRATIVE OF AMOS DRESSER

      1836. First Edition. Hardcover. Both endpapers lacking, light to moderate foxing throughout. Early light green bookplate of the Library of the Young Mens' Literary Society, M'Connelsville, O. on the front pastedown. Some soiling and staining to the covers. Very Good. Original drab green cloth (4-1/4" x 7") with "SLAVERY" in gilt lettering on the spine. A collection of 6 pamphlets on the subject as follows: 1.) THE CONSTITUTION OF THE AMERICAN ANTI-SLAVERY SOCIETY: WITH THE DECLARATION OF THE NATIONAL ANTI-SLAVERY CONVENTION AT PHILADELPHIA, DECEMBER, 1833, AND THE ADDRESS TO THE PUBLIC, ISSUED BY THE EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE OF THE SOCIETY, IN SEPTEMBER, 1835. New-York: American Anti-Slavery Society. 1838. 12 pages. Sabin 81824. 2.) WESLEY: THOUGHTS UPON SLAVERY (Caption title). n.d. Postscript dated 1791. 24 pages. First published in 1774, this edition dates to the 1830s. Sabin 102680. 3.) DOES THE BIBLE SANCTION SLAVERY? 12 pages (also paginated 133 - 144). Appears to be removed from a larger work that we have been unable to identify. 4.) [BROWN, John] AN ADDRESS TO THE PRESBYTERIANS OF KENTUCKY, PROPOSING A PLAN FOR THE INSTRUCTION AND EMANCIPATION OF THEIR SLAVES. BY A COMMITTEE OF THE SYNOD OF KENTUCKY. Newburyport: Charles Whipple 1836. 36 pages. A five point plan for gradual emancipation of slaves, their education, and religious instruction. First published in 1835: A terrific attack on the slave system, and an excoriation of Church members who have practiced cruelties that are likened to "loathsome ulcers." Sabin 81798. 5.) THE NARRATIVE OF AMOS DRESSER, WITH STONE'S LETTERS FROM NATCHEZ,-- AN OBITUARY NOTICE OF THE WRITER, AND TWO LETTERS FROM TALLAHASSEE, RELATING TO THE TREATMENT OF SLAVES. New York: American Anti-Slavery Society 1836. 42 pages. Illustrated with 3 woodcuts in the text. Sabin 20924. Not in Work. Dresser's narrative gives an account of his trial and whipping in Nashville for having circulated anti-slavery literature. 6.) [SOUTHARD (Nathaniel)]. WHY WORK FOR THE SLAVE (Title from caption on first page). [New York? 1838]. 12 pages. Sabin 88237. While several of these pamphlets are uncommon, the Amos Dresser Narrative is quite scarce with no copy appearing at auction since 1921. While travelling through the South selling bibles, Dresser took his carriage to a Nashville shop for repairs. There a workman found a store of anti-slavery letters, books, and pamphlets. According to Dresser, "This added considerably to the general excitement, which I afterwards learned, was prevailing in relation to slavery--and in a short time it was noised about that I had been 'circulating incendiary periodicals among the free colored people, and trying to excite the slaves to insurrection.'" Dresser was arrested, and an impromptu Committee of Vigilance convened at the courthouse to try him for violating the non-existent law of possessing anti-slavery material. Dresser informed the Committee that the pamphlets were for his own use and not for dissemination. Nonetheless, the committee found Dresser guilty of being a member of an anti-slavery society and of possessing periodicals published by the American Anti-Slavery Society. He was sentenced to twenty public lashes and ordered to leave Nashville within twenty-four hours. The punishment was carried out in front of a large crowd, and Dresser was escorted out of town that night.

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        Narratives of South America; illustrating Manners, Customs, and Scenery

      London: Printed by A. J. Valpy ... and published for the author by William Edwards, 1836 [plates watermarked 1836]. Small folio. (14 1/8 x 10 1/2 inches). 15 hand-coloured plates (14 being watercolour over etched line after Empson, 1 engraved plate printed in sepia and hand-coloured after Sowerby). Later three quarter crimson crushed morocco over marbled boards by Riviere & Son, marbled endpapers, t.e.g. One of very few large-paper, deluxe copies with all the plates beautifully hand-coloured: among the rarest South American colour plate books. In 1824, Charles Empson, at the age of 29, left England for South America, exploring the northern section of the continent in what is now Columbia. Empson&#39;s preface gives some indication of his motivations for travelling abroad: "The glorious descriptions of Humboldt had induced many persons who had no other motive beyond that of beholding Nature in all her majesty, to explore these regions so gorgeously clothed in primaeval vegetation and so abundant in every production interesting to mankind." The text, divided into twelve "narratives," discuss the geography, natural history and natives of the region. The plates, after drawings by Empson himself, aptly portray the grandeur of the scenery he describes. Three issues of this work seem to have been produced: 1) an octavo text (containing two natural history plates) and a separately-issued portfolio of 14 plates (12 being coloured etchings, and 2 being coloured lithographs), with the plates trimmed and mounted to card, produced and sold by Ackermann [e.g. Abbey 702]; 2) a large-paper text bound with the 14 plates, all uncoloured [e.g. Tooley 210, incorrectly referring to his as a later issue]; and 3) a deluxe issue, as in the present copy, with a large-paper text with 15 plates entirely hand coloured (14 being watercolour over etched line [the two lithographed plates from the portfolio issue being substituted for superior etched plates], and a hand-coloured, colour-printed engraving [one of the natural history plates from the octavo text, but printed in colours on large paper and hand-coloured]). This final issue is the rarest and was likely produced in only a handful of copies. Cf. Tooley 210; cf. Abbey, Travel 702; cf. Sabin 22548; cf. Bobins, The Exotic and the Beautiful 808.

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        The Travels of Richard and John Lander, Into the Interior of Africa, for the Discovery of the Course and Termination of the Niger : from Unpublished Documents in the Possession of the Late Capt. John William Barber Fullerton . ...employed in the African Service : with a Prefatory Analysis of the Previous Travels of Park, Denham, Clapperton, Adams, Lyon, Ritchie, & C. Into the Hitherto Unexplored Countries of Africa

      London : John Saunders, 1836. 1st Edition. Physical desc. : 2 . , [iii]-x, 782 p : front. (port. ) , plates, map ; 22 cm. Subjects; Africa, West - Discovery and exploration. Niger River. Scattered marginal foxing and shadow-staining. Good copy in the original , full tree calf. Professionally and period-sympathetically recased ; very impressively finished. Remains particularly well-preserved overall; tight, bright, clean and strong.

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

      38 - London - Whitaker and Co., 1836 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. Beautifully engraved collections of poetry,complete in three volumes. Uniformly bound in crushed morocco and marbled paper, with raised bands and elegant gilt tooled decoration to the spines. With engraved title-pages, and vignettes. Complete in Three Volumes. VolumeThreehas thetitle: The Book of Gems. The Modern Poets and Artists of Great Britain. With brief biographical sketches and autographs of the poets. With marbled endpapers and gilt page edges. Samuel Carter Hall, 1880-1889, was an editor and writer, who collaborated often with his wife, Anna Maria Hall. His life as a whole stands as a model of Victorian energy and uprightness, and his work as editor and animateur did much to popularize art and literature -ODNB. Condition: In half crushed morocco bindings, with marbled paper-covered boards. Externally, slightly rubbed, with sunning to the spine. Internally, firmly bound, with scattered foxing. Overall: VERY GOOD INDEED..

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        Oeuvres complètes... prédecées d&#39;une notice par J.A.C. Buchon (Histoire de l&#39;Empereur Charles V; Recherches historiques sur l&#39;Inde ancienne; Histoire d&#39;Ecosse; Histoire d&#39;Amérique)

      &#39;Paris,: A. Desrez,, 1836.. 2 volumes: [viii], xii, 636; viii, 876 pp. 4to (17,6 x 25,6 cm.). Uniformly bound in red polished calf. A splendid and most exuberant Simier binding: Front and rear sides with large blind stamped center medaillion (un beau décor à plaque romantique, 111 x 196 mm.) showing ornamental and peacock motifs, octavo gilt rullers along the edges of the sides with gilt floral decorations in the corners; Spine with 4 double raised bands, gilt lettered and richly gilt tooled, signed &#39;Simier R. du Roi&#39; at the bottom of each spine; Gilt line along the outer edges of the sides; Floral ruller along the inner edges of the sides; Blue-white marbled end-papers with repeating peackock motifs; edges gilt. Les Simier (René, 1772-1843 & Alphonse, 1796-1859), "relieurs du roi" were the indisputable master bookbinders of the Romantic period. The present piece is an outstanding example of their art. A lovely, and almost perfect copy.

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        Sketches of New South Wales. I[-XX]

      London,: Saturday Magazine, 1836-, 1837.. 20 parts, in 24 issues, small folio, with woodcut illustrations throughout; bound together in modern half blue morocco. A series of valuable contemporary accounts of New South Wales in the 1830s by William Romaine Govett, one of Sir Thomas Mitchell's assistant-surveyors.Mitchell described Govett as perhaps the ablest delineator in his department and remarkably clever at dealing with unexplored country. In the course of his work he discovered Govett's Leap in the Blue Mountains, named by Mitchell in his honour. On his return to England, Govett submitted his manuscript and illustrations to John Parker who published it over two years in The Saturday Magazine.This rare compilation represents the full run of twenty parts, handsomely bound.

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        Discoveries in Light and Vision

      New York: G. & C. Carvill, 1836. First Edition. Hard Cover. Very Good. 16mo., pp. xi + blank + [ff 3] + [2]-300 + [301] errata leaf; publisher&#39;s drab pebbled cloth; morocco spine label gilt; light rubbing to edges; scattered foxing throughout; contemporary ink ownership signature to front pastedown; still very good. First edition of quite a scarce book, especially in trade. The first American work on the subject of psycho-physics, and one of the earliest American books dealing with sight and the eye. Due to the fact that she was a woman writing in a field totally dominated by men, Mary Griffith&#39;;s name does not appear on the title page. Nevertheless, she was one of a very few women to publish scientific treatises at the time. Griffith read widely in the scientific literature of the era, and conducted a variety of experiments in &#39;horticulture, natural history, economic entomology, the earth sciences, epidemiology, and optics&#39;&#39; Her papers and stories appeared in a number of scientific and literary journals, and she became known for her keen observations and astute questions. According to one biographical sketch, Griffith&#39;;s unique approach to science &#39;can be seen as a coherent part of a complex fabric of progressivist, strongly feminist beliefs.&#39; Apart from the present volume, Griffith (1772-1846) published three other books, all works of fiction, though these sometimes include sections or passages that relate to her scientific interests, such as light, soil, and phrenology. Her best known work is a story entitled &#39;Three Hundred Years Hence&#39; which appeared in the collection Camperdown, or, News from Our Neighborhood (1836). The story is &#39;credited as the first known utopia by a woman writing in the United States&#39; (Kessler, Daring to Dream: Utopian Fiction by United States Women before 1950, p. xxi). Following the death of her wealthy merchant husband in 1815, Mary Griffith purchased an estate (&#39;Charlieshope&#39;) in Franklin Township, New Jersey to which she retired to pursue her interests in science and literature. She died in Dutchess County, New York in 1846. See Source Book of Ophthalmology 917; "Introduction" Discoveries in Light and Vision, Classics of Ophthalmology, p. 3. See also her Wikipedia entry online.

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        French Manual for Naval Signals, Entitled "Manuel pour la navigation en escadre." [Manual for Navigation in a Squadron], With Manuscript Notes and Handcoloured Drawings

      Toulon: L. Laurent, 1836. Printed at the military port. 8vo. 136 pages plus 7 pages of table, and numerous in-text diagrams. Meticulous manuscript notes, 12 pages, are found the rear of volume, and, forming a lovely frontis, a manuscript chart of hand coloured flags pertaining to a ship and its country of origin. All text in French. Publisher&#39;s original black leather binding, titled and tooled in gilt to spine. Wear to extremities, otherwise very good condition, internally clean and bright. A scarce volume, none found on Worldcat, nor the National Library of France. Only one copy found in Paris, in the library of the Marine Museum of France, &#39;Musée national de la Marine.&#39; This volume predates the Battle of Veracruz by two years, for which the author is best known. Detailed instructional manual for use only by officers of the French navy, with chapters on utilizing the wind and sails, use of topsails, manoeuvring and positioning vessels, the order of battle, a chase at sea, important signals, rules for engagement and combat, firing on the enemy, the construction of a &#39;cabluromètre&#39; - an instrument which measures distances in cable lengths, perils such as a fire onboard, mooring and partaking in land battles, and so forth. Evidently belonging to an astute officer in training, this volume features twelve pages of meticulous notes in manuscript, outlining various flag signals, firing signals or telegraphic signals, beautifully illustrated with hand drawn colour flags. An example is given for signalling man-over-board. Of particular interest is a chart of vessels, naming over eighty ships from several countries, with 34 hand colored flags corresponding to each. The author, Louis Eugène Maissin, was a French colonial administrator, naval officer and engineer. Maissin is known in the United States for his participation, as aide-de-camp and chief of staff to Admiral Charles Baudin in the Battle of Veracruz, 1838, and accompanying his to Texas the following year. His journal is particularly valuable. This volume, so stated within, is an extract from his 1832 publication issued by the French Ministry of the Navy "Livre des signaux et tactique navale à l&#39;usage de la marine française" with improvements made by French Vice-Admiral Joseph-Grégoire Casy (1787-1862), naval officer of distinction and authoritative writer on the subjects within. .

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        Parley&#39;s Stories About the People of China

      New York:: Mahlon Day,. 1836.. Very good condition. An early work on China with a special focus on tea, in the Peter Parley series for children, written by Samuel Griswold Goodrich (1793 &#150; 1860) who used the pseudonym Peter Parley. Peter Parley&#39;s series for children began in 1827, and embraced many topics, including biography, history, science, miscellaneous tales, and geography. By 1857 Parley claimed to have authored and edited approximately 170 volumes, from which he amassed a handsome fortune. He entered politics in Massachusetts and eventually became consul at Paris. & This work is illustrated with a Chinese mandarin at the front cover, seated on an ornate chair, wearing flowing robes and with long fingernails. Contents include &#39;The Fishing Cormorant&#39;, and general information on the way of life and commerce in China. The majority of the text concerns tea and tea cultivation (pp 14 - 32). The illustrations in the tea section include &#39;Monkeys Gathering Tea&#39;, &#39;Cultivating the Tea Plant&#39;, &#39;Gathering the Leaves of the Tea Plant&#39;, &#39;Drying the Tea&#39;, and &#39;Rolling the Tea&#39;. With woodcut illustrations throughout the text Original blue decorative paper wraps, with title in black. Covers slt marked. 16mo, 32pp.

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        Texas

      Lexington, KY: J. Clarke & Co., 1836. 12mo. (7 x 4 1/4 inches). viii, 410pp. Hand-coloured folding map. Period cloth, original paper label on spine. (A bit worn and stained). Housed in a black morocco backed box. Scarce early Texas promotional tract, dedicated to Stephen F. Austin. This is Mrs. Holley&#39;s second book on Texas, intended as a practical and informative guide for emigrant&#39;s to the area. Despite the title, which is similar to the author&#39;s Baltimore 1833 book, this is a completely different work. Jenkins calls it "a much more important book." Included herein is a general history of Texas to May 5, 1836, a printing of the Texas and Mexican constitutions, Stephen Austin&#39;s farewell address of March 7, and specific information regarding settlements, towns, business and banking matters, transportation and communication facilities, etc. The Hooker "Map of the State of Coahuila and Texas" was published several times, with revisions to reflect the changing face of Texas. This edition is quite striking, with the grants colored. There are numerous additions to this map over past issues. While her earlier book served to promote the enthusiastic interest of prospective emigrants to Texas, Mrs. Holley in this work provides the hard facts of what they would find there. As Stephen F. Austin&#39;s cousin, she was in a position to know. Though the 1833 Holley commands a higher price than the 1836, the 1836 is seldom offered on the rare book market and is particularly rare complete with the map. S.V. Pfeuffer, whose collection stamp is on the titlepage, was one of the most significant early collectors of Texana. He formed a legendary collection in the late 19th and early 20th century. Streeter Texas 1207; Raines, p.116; Howes H593 "aa"; Sabin 32528; Graff, Fifty Texas Rarities 15; Basic Texas Books 94; Vandale, Texianameter 88.

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        TEXAS

      Lexington, Ky.: J. Clarke & Co., 1836.. [2],viii ,410pp. plus folding engraved map of Texas on onionskin paper, 26.8 x 34 cm., with original handcolored outline and shading. Original tan muslin, printed paper label (chipped). Some wear and repairs to cloth. Moderate foxing. The Hooker map is clean and crisp. Gift bookplate dated 1838 from G.M. Bryan to Nu Pi Kappa Society at Kenyon College in Ohio (Guy M. Bryan was the nephew of Stephen F. Austin). Huntington Library deaccession stamp on rear pastedown. Overall very good. In a half morocco and cloth slipcase, spine gilt extra. This is Mrs. Holley&#39;s second book on Texas, intended as a practical and informative guide for emigrant&#39;s to the area. Despite the title, which is similar to the author&#39;s Baltimore 1833 book, this is a completely different work. Jenkins calls it "a much more important book." Included herein is a general history of Texas to May 5, 1836; a printing of the Texas and Mexican constitutions; Stephen Austin&#39;s farewell address of March 7; and specific information regarding settlements, towns, business and banking matters, transportation and communication facilities, etc. While her earlier book served to promote the enthusiastic interest of prospective emigrants to Texas, in this work Mrs. Holley provides the hard facts of what they would find there. As Stephen F. Austin&#39;s cousin, she was in a position to know. The Hooker "Map of the State of Coahuila and Texas" was published several times, with revisions to reflect the changing face of Texas. This edition is quite striking, with the grants colored. There are numerous additions to this map over past issues. Though the 1833 Holley commands a higher price than the 1836, the 1836 is seldom offered on the rare book market. STREETER TEXAS 1207. RAINES, p.116. HOWES H593, "aa." SABIN 32528. GRAFF, FIFTY TEXAS RARITIES 15. BASIC TEXAS BOOKS 94. VANDALE TEXIANAMETER 88.

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        The Posthumous Papers of The Pickwick Club - Edited by "Boz" [Parts Issue, 20 Parts in 19]

      London: Chapman and Hall, 1836-7. Third issue of part I, later issue wrappers for parts I-VII, Variant A of p. 341 in part XII; Pickwick Advertiser present in parts XI, XIV-XIX; Addresses present in XV, XVII, XVIII, XIX-XX; second issue of vignette title, sign reading Weller. 8vo. 43 engraved plates by R. Seymour and H. T. Browne ("Phiz"). Light blue printed wrappers. Some chipping, occasional repairs to spines. About a good set, without the inserted ads in parts I- X, XII-XIII. Blue half morocco slipcase and chemise. Hatton & Cleaver, pp. 3-88 . One of the most widely celebrated classics of the English language, after the King James Bible and Shakespeare&#39;s plays, in the parts issue, with a representative group of the ads present in later numbers

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        A NARRATIVE OF THE OPERATIONS FOR THE RECOVERY OF THE PUBLIC STORES AND TREASURE SUNK IN H.M.S. THETIS, AT CAPE FRIO, ON THE COAST OF BRAZIL, ON THE 5TH DECEMBER, 1830

      London: Longman, Rees, Orme, Brown, Green, & Longman. Very Good with no dust jacket. 1836. First Edition. Hardcover. 8vo 8" - 9" tall; A NARRATIVE OF THE OPERATIONS FOR THE RECOVERY OF THE PUBLIC STORES AND TREASURE SUNK IN H. M. S. THETIS, AT CAPE FRIO, ON THE COAST OF BRAZIL, ON THE 5TH DECEMBER, 1830. Publishers flowered blind cloth. Some light foxing. This book has been restored and conserved by David Donahue of Philadelphia. This consisted primarily of rebacking with partial spine laid down, strengthening corners and installing new headbands. A detailed Treatment Report from him is included. 2 double page charts, three lithographed plates and two lithographed maps, one is folding. Sabin, 20076. Not in Rodrigues, Bibliotheca Brasiliense. H. M. Frigate Thetis, Capt. Burgess, was carried on to the rocks at Cape Frio, near Rio de Janeiro by a current, when she was believed to be 40 miles from the shore. She was returning to England from Rio de Janeiro with a shipment of gold and silver bars, and other treasure. Salvage operations were carried out by H. M. S. Lightning, Capt. Dickinson, and use was made of the diving bell. Much of the treasure was recovered. Treasure hunting. .

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        (Ross's) Hobart Town Almanack, and Van Diemen's Land Annual for 1836

      Hobart Town,: James Ross, 1836.. Small octavo, xii, 12 (almanac), 13-270, 4pp., folding map; some scattered foxing, occasional minor marginalia, offsetting affects the map but a very good copy in original green cloth with gilt spine lettering. A lovely copy of this important almanac with its famous "Chart of d'Entrecasteaux Channel, Shewing the situation of the Late Unfortunate Shipwrecks", printed by Ross. The named wrecks are: Wallace, Actaeon (1822), George III, and the Enchantress. The series of coloured buoys near Isthmus Bay are also marked.The two lengthiest inclusions are "The Settler in Van Diemen's Land, Fourteen Years Ago" (pp. 64-168) and, immediately following, "The Settler in Van Diemen's Land in 1836"; an early owner has noted, probably correctly, that both are the work of Ross himself.Ferguson, 2174.

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        Opera ad Parisiensem Fabrotianem Editionem. 13 vols. in 12 books

      1836. Cujas, Jacques [1522-1590]. Fabrot, Charles Annibal [1580-1659], Editor. Opera ad Parisiensem Fabrotianam Editionem Diligentissime Exacta in Tomos XIII. Distributa Auctiora Atque Emendatiora. Prati: Ex Officina Fratr. Giachetti, 1836-1844. Thirteen volumes in twelve books. Octavo (7-1/2" x 10"). Contemporary three-quarter vellum over marbled boards, red and black calf lettering pieces to spines. Light soiling and some rubbing, chipping to edges of some lettering pieces. Occasional toning, light browning and foxing. Later owner signatures and bookplates to front endleaves, interiors otherwise clean. * Reissue of an edition first published in 1658 containing all editions and original works. Cujas, a professor of law at the universities of Cahors, Bourges, Valencia and Turin, was the preeminent authority on Roman law in his day and one of its most important scholars. He recovered and published the Codex Theodosianus and the Basilica and published several commentaries and editions. "He is the outstanding representative of humanism in Roman law. The glossators had studied Roman law as it stood at Justinian&#39;s death and the commentators, or Bartolists, had used their comprehensive knowledge of Justinian acquired by the glossators as the basis of a systematic science, but as their was practical they introduced non-Roman elements into the civil law and adapted it to contemporary needs. The school of Cujas viewed the Roman texts as historical documents, interpreting them in the full setting of ancient history and literature. A consummate master of jurisprudence, philology and history, Cujas may claim to be the greatest legal scholar of all time" (Zulueta). Fabrot was a French jurist who continued the work of Cujas and edited the first complete edition of the Basilica. His collected-works edition of Cujas was reissued several times. OCLC locates 2 copies of this edition, neither in North America. KVK locates 5 copies, 1 in North America at the National Library of Canada. 1 other copy located at Harvard Law School. This edition not in the British Museum Catalogue.

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        Erinnerung an Prag in bildlichen Ansichten und historischen Erläuterungen. Als Gedenkbuch für Fremde und Einheimische herausgegeben. (Text von Anton Müller)

      Prag, Haase 1836.. Mit 23 kolorierten Stahlstich-Ansichten, diese jeweils verlagsseitig hinter Schmuckpassepartout montiert und typographisch bezeichnet. Dazu jeweils ein bis zwei Blatt erklärender Text und 2 Blatt Titelei (zusammen 28 Blatt). Lose in roter Halblederkassette der Zeit, mit reicher Rückenvergoldung, goldgepr. Deckelfileten und Goldschnitt. (30,5 x 23,5 cm). Hinrichs LXXVII, 57, Repertorium der gesammten deutschen Literatur XI, 76, 65. - Sehr seltenes Ansichtenwerk von Prag in der kolorierten Luxusausgabe in Schmuckkassette. Sämtliche Tafeln sind 1836 neu gestochen und sorgfältig koloriert worden, dabei wurde jeder Darstellung ein beidseitig bedrucktes Erläuterungsblatt beigegeben. &#147;Der Text ist von Prof. Anton Müller, schmucklos, einfach, aber vollkommend hinreichend und historisch die Abbildungen erläuternd. Die letzteren, 23 an der Zahl sind trefflich in Stahl der Zeichnung wie der Ausführung nach, und getreu, und da seit geraumer Zeit nichts in der Art über das durch seine malerische Lage, durch so viele historische Denkmäler ausgezeichnete Prag erschien, als eine Bereicherung der Topographie anzusehen&#148; (Repertorium). - Eine kleinere, öfters vorkommende Ausgabe hat 24 Tafeln, vorliegende Luxusausgabe ist wie angegeben mit 23 komplett. - Die Textblätter (tls. braunfleckig) sind in wenigen Fällen nicht ganz exakt zuzuordnen, offensichtlich aber komplett vorliegend. - Die schöne Kassette etwas berieben und fleckig, unteres Kapital gering eingerissen, Vorderdeckel leicht aufgebogen) Die Tafeln selbst sind von bester Erhaltung.

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        MONOGRAPHY OF THE FAMILY UNIONIDAE. OR NAIADES OF LAMARCK, (FRESH WATER BIVALVE SHELLS,) OF NORTH AMERICA. ILLUSTRATED BY FIGURES DRAWN ON STONE FROM NATURE

      Philadelphia: J. Dobson, 1836.. [2],iv,110 (of 118) pp. plus sixty (of sixty- five) colored plates. 19th- century three-quarter morocco and cloth, spine gilt. Binding slightly edgeworn and darkened. Small ownership stamp on titlepage and an occasional very light fox mark, else internally very clean. Very good. A mostly complete copy of this extremely rare and attractive color plate book on fresh water bivalves. Timothy Abbott Conrad was an early and important American naturalist whose reputation is now mostly lost to history. His work is an important complement to Thomas Say&#39;s AMERICAN CONCHOLOGY, and Conrad assisted Say&#39;s widow in completing the final part of that work, which was unfinished at the time of Thomas Say&#39;s death. The very lovely plates in this work, done after Conrad&#39;s own drawings, were lithographed by P.S. Duval, one of the leading illustrators of Philadelphia, and are quite handsomely drawn and shaded. Most every plate contains several colored illustrations of shells. Conrad&#39;s text gives the scientific details of the shells, as well as his personal observations and comparisons with Say&#39;s findings. This work was originally issued in thirteen parts between 1836 and 1840, but is most often found in single- volume form. Each part contains five plates. The present copy, then, contains twelve of the thirteen parts, lacking only the final five plates and accompanying text. "A book of both scientific and artistic merit" - Bennett. Extremely rare on the market, the first copy we have ever seen offered for sale. BENNETT, p.26. McGRATH, pp.36, 39. NISSEN (ZOOLOGY) 944. SABIN 15903.

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        History of the Indian Tribes of North America, with Biographical Sketches and Anecdotes of the Principal Chiefs. Embellished with One Hundred and Twenty Portraits from the Indian Gallery in the Department of War, at Washington

      Philadelphia: Edward C. Biddle, 1836 [Vol. 1], Daniel Rice and James G. Clark, 1842 [Vol. 2], Daniel Rice and James G. Clark, 1844 [Vol. 3]. 3 volumes, folio. (20 1/8 x 14 inches). 120 hand-coloured lithographic plates after Karl Bodmer, Charles Bird King, James Otto Lewis, P.Rhindesbacher and R.M.Sully, drawn on stone by A.Newsam, A. Hoffy, Ralph Trembley, Henry Dacre and others, printed and coloured by J.T. Bowen and others, vol.III with two lithographic maps and one table printed recto of one leaf, 17pp. of lithographic facsimile signatures of the original subscribers. With a very rare publisher&#39;s slip laid into vol. 2, signed in print by Edward Biddle and dated 17 October 1842, concerning the transfer of publication rights to Rice and Clark. Expertly bound to style in green morocco over period green moire cloth covered boards, spine with raised bands in seven compartments, lettered in the second and fourth, the others with a repeat decoration in gilt, marbled endpapers. A fine set of "One of the most costly and 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, including some of the greatest American hand-coloured lithographs of the 19th century. 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 1839, McKenney was able to turn more of his attention to his publishing project. Within a few years, he was joined by James Hall, the Illinois journalist, lawyer, state treasurer and from 1833 Cincinnati banker, who had written extensively about the west. Both authors, not unlike George Catlin, whom they tried to enlist in their publishing enterprise, saw their book as a way of preserving an accurate visual record of a rapidly disappearing culture. The text, which was written by Hall based on information supplied by McKenney, takes the form of a series of biographies of leading figures amongst the Indian nations, followed by a general history of the North American Indians. The work is now famous for its colour plate portraits of the chiefs, warriors and squaws of the various tribes, faithful copies of original oils by Charles Bird King painted from life in his studio in Washington (McKenney commissioned him to record the visiting Indian delegates) or worked up by King from the watercolours of the young frontier artist, James Otto Lewis. All but four of the original paintings were destroyed in the disastrous Smithsonian fire of 1865 so their appearance in this work preserves what is probably the best likeness of many of the most prominent Indian leaders of the early 19th century. Numbered among King&#39;s sitters were Sequoyah, Red Jacket, Major Ridge, Cornplanter, and Osceola. This was the most elaborate plate book produced in the United States to date, and its publishing history is extremely complex. The title pages give an indication of issue and are relatively simple: volume I, first issue was by Edward C. Biddle and is dated 1836 (present copy) or more usually 1837, the second issue Frederick W. Greenough with the date 1838, and the third issue is by Daniel Rice & James G. Clark dated 1842. Volume II, first issue is by Frederick W. Greenough and dated 1838 and the second issue by Rice & Clark and dated 1842 (present copy). Volume III, first issue is by Daniel Rice & James G. Clark and dated 1844. BAL 6934; Bennett p.79; Field 992; Howes M129; Lipperhiede Mc4; Reese Stamped With A National Character 24; Sabin 43410a; Servies 2150

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        The Portfolio; Or a Collection of State Papers Illustrative of the History of Our Times, Volumes I, III, IV and V

      James Ridgway and Sons, 1836. Hardcover. Good. Published in 1836 by James Ridgway and Sons. Four volumes out of five. Internally very good with clean, unmarked pages. Beautiful hand painted map of the Caucasus Mountains and other interesting fold out plates are in excellent condition. Good binding and covers, with some cracking on the spine of Volume III. One quarter red leather covers and corners, with gold gilt lettering on the spines. Oriental Club book plate on inside cover and imprint on bottom of the spine. Some rubbing. See our photographs of these. Ships daily. These volumes consist of Russian state papers that were published by David Urquhart, who was serving as a diplomat for the United Kingdom in the court of the Ottoman Sultan. His outspoken anti-Russian and pro-Turkish politics eventually saw him recalled in 1837, shortly after the publication of these books. His work and writing helped establish the relationship between Britain and the Ottoman Empire, contributing to their alliance in the Crimean War in the 1850s.

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        SKETCHES BY "BOZ,

      1836. In Two Volumes. Illustrations by George Cruikshank. London: John Macrone, 1836. Original dark green cloth. First Edition of Charles Dickens&#39;s first book. These 37 "sketches of every-day life and every-day people" appeared in various periodicals during the years 1833-1836, and then were collected in book form, as here in two volumes, in February 1836. There are eight plates by George Cruikshank in each volume. A "Second Series" of SKETCHES BY BOZ, 21 additional pieces, was published by Macrone in one volume in December 1836 (though dated 1837). Later in 1837 John Macrone died at the age of 28, and Chapman & Hall obtained the copyright to all these sketches; they proceeded to publish both series in twenty serial parts between 1837 and 1839: thus SKETCHES BY BOZ is one of only two Dickens works (OLIVER TWIST being the other) where book publication preceded serial part publication.~This is a very good set, still in the original horizontal leaf-patterned dark green cloth; there is some wear along the spine edges of Vol II, and a few minor cover marks, but this is an attractive set. There is less than the usual amount of browning in the margins of the plates. Carr (UTexas) B3; Podeschi (Yale) A2; Smith I pp 1-7.

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        Sketches in New Brunswick, taken principally with the intention of shewing the Nature, and description of the Land in the Tract Purchased by the New Brunswick & Nova Scotia Land-Company, in the year 1833; and of illustrating the operations of the Association during the Years 1834, & 1835

      London: Day & Haghe for Ackermann & Co, 1836. Large quarto. (14 1/2 x 10 inches). 4pp. letterpress text. Lithographed title, 12 lithographed plates after Kay (6), Harry (4), Kay and Harry (1) and E.N.Kendall (1), printed by Day & Haghe. Original upper wrapper. Each leaf separately window- mounted and tipped onto a backing board, the 16 mounted leaves contained within a single limp cloth portfolio, all within a single green straight- grained morocco-backed cloth box, titled in gilt on spine. A fascinating and rare work, setting out, in words and fine lithographed views, the details of the founding of a township. The actions and scenes took place in New Brunswick, Canada in 1833 to 1835 but they can be taken to represent similar events in wilderness areas across the sub-continent of North America during the whole period of European settlement. The work would have been printed in severely limited numbers, and (according to Abbey) almost certainly for private circulation, presumably to the more important members of the New Brunswick and Nova Scotia Land-Company. The artists all clearly had some technical training, and when the plates are viewed in conjunction with the text a clear view is presented of the series of events leading to the successful founding of a settlement. The town of Stanley (named after the Colonial Secretary Lord Stanley) was founded in 1834, the site having been already chosen by the surveying party, which arrived in the area in July 1833. One of the first tasks was the building of a saw-mill, powered by damming the river Nashwaak, this and other work was overseen for the first season by E.N.Kendall (a Royal Naval officer and the artist of plate number 2). The ground was then cleared in preparation for building. By July 1835 houses were being completed, a large acreage of ground cleared, and the area was beginning to look like an established settlement. All this is documented in this work. The township flourishes today and according to information on its website page "The village is located approximately 50 kilometres north of Fredericton. It is nestled around the hills on the banks of the picturesque Nashwaak River&#133; Stanley was founded to act as a depot of supply and center of social life for the homesteaders in the Upper Nashwaak Valley. The majority came from Ireland, Scotland, Wales and England [according to a gazetteer published in 1856 the population had by then risen to 737, but]&#133; all shared in the toil of hacking out an existence in this wilderness" Abbey Travel 623 (coloured copy); Lande Collection Cat (1965) 2035; Sabin 81551; TPL 1907

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        NATURE

      Boston: James Munroe and Company, 1836. First edition. Very Good +. Second state of the first printing with p. 94 correctly printed. BAL 5181. In Myerson&#39;s "Cloth 1, Stamping B." A Very Good + copy without repairs or sophistication, small loss at the spine ends, previous owner&#39;s name on the front fly leaf, and light foxing throughout. "By Ralph Waldo Emerson" written on title page. Binding tight, hinges strong and original blindstamped cloth is clean and relatively unfaded. & & The author&#39;s first book and the "first clear blast on New England&#39;s Transcendental horn." "Dictionary of American Bibliography." Seeing nature through a fresh, American lens, Emerson looks at: commodity, beauty, language and discipline with regard to how nature influences man in each category. A passionate and hugely influential work, inspiring Thoreau&#39;s "Walden" among many others. One of the foundational works in American literature. An excellent copy, housed in a custom slipcase with chemise. Grolier "100 Books Famous in English Literature" 80. Myerson A3.1.a. BAL 5181. Very Good +.

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        A Series of Lithographic Drawings of Sydney and its Environs

      Sydney,: J.G. Austin,, 1836.. Oblong quarto, eight lithographed plates; stab-sewn in printed yellow titling-wrapper with a later back wrapper; a fine copy preserved in a cloth case. A very desirable set of Austin's famous but extremely rare Sydney views, among the earliest lithographic views to have been published in the colony.In April 1836 Austin began work on his series of views of Sydney and its surroundings based on original drawings by the painter Robert Russell. Although he originally planned a series of twenty-four, just sixteen such views had been published by the end of 1836 and the series was halted by his death in 1837.Austin prepared the views using the relatively new method of lithography. The first lithographic press to arrived in the colony had been brought out by Governor Brisbane in the early 1820s for his astronomical work at the Parramatta Observatory. It did not see much use, but was discovered by Augustus Earle who began to make prints from it in the late 1820s, and ultimately owned it. (As Butler points out, another press may have arrived in the colony by 1828 as the surveyor Bemi produced some maps while Thomas Mitchell, the Surveyor-General, produced a few images). Earle failed to find a buyer for the press on his departure in 1828, so this was very likely the press that by 1834 was in use by the printmaker and publisher J.G. Austin shortly after his arrival in Sydney. Not long afterwards Austin formed a partnership with William Fernyhough, draughtsman and lithographer.The publishing history of Austin's views is poorly recorded. In total, 16 plates were issued in four parts in 1836. The following year, a "collected" edition appeared, published over Austin's 12 Bridge Street address. However, no full set of this collected edition appears to be recorded, and it appears that Austin issued the series in different configurations according to what plates he had available. Thus, Ferguson notes only two copies, a set in the Mitchell Library with 12 plates from the series, and a second set in the National Library with seven plates from the series separately mounted. This set in its striking original yellow wrappers contains respectively numbers 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 7, 9 and 15 from the full series. As usual the colophon on some plates has Austin's earlier Hunter Street address. The plates appear in the following order:Catholic Chapel (Hyde Park)Lower Lodge, Govt. DomainGovernment House, SydneyLa Perouse Monument, Botany BayOld Windmill, Government DomainToll Gate and Benevolent Asylum, George Street SouthSt James Church, Supreme Court HouseSouth Head Light House (Port Jackson).Australian Rare Books, 225 (variant); Butler, 'Printed Images in Colonial Australia 1801-1901', 103-4; Ferguson, 2079; not in Abbey.

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        Pehriska-Ruhpa... in the Costume of the Dog Danse

      Karl BodmerIllustrated plate from Travels in the Interior of North AmericaLondon, Paris, Coblenz: 1836-1843Hand-colored aquatint engravingPaper size approximately 17 1/2? x 22 1/2?35? x 28 1/2? framedKarl Bodmer was a little-known Swiss painter when he was chosen by Prince Maximilian of Prussia to accompany his voyage to America, in order to document in pictorial terms the expedition. With the rest of Maximilian?s company, the two traveled among the Plains Indians from 1832 to 1834, a time when the Plains and the Rockies were still virtually unknown. They arrived in the West before acculturation had begun to change the lives of the Indians, and Bodmer, who was a protegé of the great naturalist von Humbolt, brought a trained ethnologist?s eye to the task. The Bodmer/Maximilian collaboration produced a record of their expedition that is incontestably the finest early graphic study of the Plains tribes. Maximilian and Bodmer journeyed from St. Louis up the Missouri River on the American Fur Company steamboat ?Yellowstone,? stopping at a series of forts built by the Fur Company and meeting their first Indians at Bellevue. The travelers continued on another steamboat, ?Assiniboin,? to Fort Union, where they met the Crees and Assiniboins. The expedition spent its first winter at Fort Clark, where the Mandans in particular excited Bodmer?s attention, although he was also to draw the Minatarri and Crow peoples. The explorers continued by keelboat to Fort Mackenzie, which proved to be the westernmost point of their journey. After living among and studying the Blackfeet for several weeks, Maximilian decided that it was too dangerous to continue, so the travelers returned southward, reaching St. Louis in May 1834.After the conclusion of the journey, Bodmer spent four years in Paris supervising the production of the aquatints made from his drawings. These prints rank with the finest Western art in any medium, and they are the most complete record of the Plains Indians before the epidemics of the mid-19th century had decimated their numbers, and before the white man?s expansion had taken their lands. In contrast to other artist-explorers of the 19th century, such as George Catlin, Bodmer was well-trained in the classic European tradition. The work that he did in America is considered to be the high point of a distinguished career. Perhaps more significant, the plates made from Bodmer's sketches were the first truly accurate images of the Plains Indians to reach the general public. Because the 1837 smallpox epidemic killed more than half the Blackfeet and almost all the Mandans, Bodmer?s visually striking work, together with prince Maximilian?s detailed studies of these tribes, form the primary accounts of what became virtually lost cultures. These spectacular and atmospheric images are important and be

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        The Complete (Compleat) Angler or the Contemplative Man&#39;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&#39;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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        THE HISTORY OF TEXAS; OR, THE EMIGRANT&#39;S FARMER&#39;S, AND POLITICIAN&#39;S GUIDE TO THE CHARACTER, CLIMATE, SOIL AND PRODUCTIONS OF THAT COUNTRY

      Cincinnati. 1836.. 336pp. plus leaf of advertising and folding map (outlined in color). Original publisher&#39;s cloth, printed paper label. Label rubbed and chipped. Slight staining to cloth. Ownership signature on front fly leaf. Map clean and crisp. Very good. "The map shows towns, rivers, colonies, grants, Indian villages, mountains, roads, silver mines in Mexico and on the San Saba River, iron ore, copper mine, note on Col. B.R. Milam&#39;s death, comments on wild life and topography, salt works on Galveston Bay, site of General Toledo&#39;s defeat in 1813....There is also a printed note by D.B. Edwards on the Rio del Norte, its navigability and its possibilities as a southwestern boundary for Texas" - Day. "As a preceptor of Gonzales Seminary and resident of Texas, Edward was well equipped to record his observations accurately" - Graff. "This contemporary history by Edward, notwithstanding some idiosyncrasies of the author, is one of the essential Texas books. It gives a good account of the physical features and towns and products of the Texas of 1835...page 177 to the end are devoted to the political events from 1832 to about October, 1835..." - Streeter. "Conditions just prior to the Revolution described by an actual observer" - Howes. An early and important work on Texas, with the "Map of Texas." DAY, MAPS OF TEXAS 388. HOWES E48, "aa." GRAFF 1208. BASIC TEXAS BOOKS 53. RADER 1279. RAINES, p.74. SABIN 21886. STREETER TEXAS 1198. STREETER SALE 344. CLARK III:35.

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        A Residence at Constantinople... - 2 vols

      London: Frederick Westley & A.H. Davis, 1836. "...during a Period including the Commencement, Progress, and Termination of the Greek and Turkish Revolutions". Rare 1st editions, both volumes about good to good plus. Bound in 3/4 leather by J. Edmond of Aberdeen, identified by a tiny sticker on the front pastedowns. Marbled boards, marbled edges. The boards are very much rubbed; leather corners worn and spines cracking. Gilt-stamped title pieces both present but dull. Internally there is very little foxing and no marking, pages mostly very clean. Most of the engraved plates show waterstains which aren&#39;t visible on the pages. All plates are present; the folding map of the Bosphorus in vol. 1 (hand-highlighted in pink) is in vg condition with no tears. 412 + 542 pp.. First Edition. Hard Cover.

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        Astoria, or Anecdotes of an Enterprise Beyond the Rocky Mountains

      First Edition, First State by Carey, Lea, & Blanchard, Philadelphia: 1836. Both volumes of this two volume set are in good to very good- condition although re-backed retaining the publisher&#39;s original green-brown, patterned cloth covered boards and the gilt text stamped back strips. The original end papers were also retained. The new spine backing is in a dark green cloth which does not match the original materials but does supply each volume with added strength. (The original cloth is embossed with a floral pattern on "brown T-like cloth" as noted as "Cloth C" by Jacob Blanck in his Bibliography of American Literature.) (BAL 10148) The original cloth at the lower fore edges of the boards is rubbed through in small areas as are the upper fore edges of the boards. As is typically seen, the end papers for both volumes are foxed and there is general foxing to many of the pages throughout the text blocks. Both books are protected within two fabric covered chemises which are contained within an elegant 1/2 dark green leather and cloth covered slip case with gilt lettering on the boxed end. The boxed end is shaped as a double convex with raised spines so that it appears as two volumes with gilt text stamping in the compartments. The fold-out map of the routes of Hunt & Sturart contained in volume two is in very good condition with very slight age toning and with two short closed tears: one 1 1/2" long at the first fold and the second of 1/2" long at the edge where it is tipped-in. with only one short 1" closed tear at one of the folds and a 2" long closed tear near the edge which is tipped-into the binding. Wright Howes in his bibliography U.S.Iana (I-81) states that this is the "Classic account of the first American attempt at settlement on the Pacific coast, 1811,...including the earliest extended relation of Wilson P. Hunt&#39;s overland expedition from St. Louis to that settlement." Irving was commissioned by John Jacob Astor to write the account of his company&#39;s effort to create a settlement in what is now Oregon. (BAL 10148, Graff 2158, Sabin 35129) Reportedly only 4,000 copies of the first edition were printed. A very handsome set of a unique and scarce account of the earliest settlement of the Pacific Northwest.

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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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        Sketches By Boz: Illustrative of Every-Day Life, and Every-Day People. In Two Volumes

      London: John Macrone, 1836. 2 volumes, pp. viii, 348; 342. 16 illustrations by George Cruikshank (8 in each volume). Second edition with the new preface dated 1 August 1836. Original green pebbled cloth, blind-embossing, gilt spine lettering, yellow coated endpapers. Thumbed, tanning to book block, occasional stains, all plates foxed and darkened, handwritten number label tipped to front pastedown of vol. 1; covers scuffed and worn, corners soft, spine ends started, faint numbers in black to head of spine. Overall, a good, tight set. Description sounds worse than actuality.. Second Edition. Original Cloth. Good +.. Illus. by George Cruikshank. 12 Mo..

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        Metaphysical Works

      London: W. Simpkin and R. Marshall,, 1836. Translated from the German, with a Sketch of his Life and Writings, by John Richardson, many years a student of the Kantian philosophy. Containing: 1. Logic. 2. Prolegomena to Future Metaphysics. 3. Enquiry into the Proofs for the Existence of God, and into the Theodicy, now first published. 3 works bound as 1, octavo. Original brown calf, spine decoratively gilt in compartments with a black calf label, sides bordered with double gilt rules and foliate roll gilt, and with a geometric roll in blind, blue endpapers. 2 portrait frontispieces; 1 general title page and 3 title pages for each work; half title to the Prolegomena. Bookplates. Covers a little rubbed and dulled, front free endpaper starting, stain to fore-edge, leaves a little toned with some light spotting to the early leaves. A very good copy. First English edition of the third work; all parts in fact printed in 1819, but first published collectively thus in 1836. Scarce in commerce.

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