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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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