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        Complete five volume set of ìLivyî ñ History of Rome ñ from Millard Fillmoreís Library ñ first volume signed by Fillmore

      Book Signed ìMillard Fillmoreî in pencil vertically on inside cover of Volume I of ìLivy,î translated by George Baker. Beneath Fillmoreís signature, ìto / Clayton Fillmoreî has been added, presumably by Clayton Fillmore. 423pp, 3.75î x 6î. New York: Harper & Brothers, 1836 (on title page), ìStereotype Edition 1837î on cover. Small loss of paper on back free-endpaper. Foxed, soiled. Good condition.` In five volumes, the English translation of 35 volumes of Titus Liviusí History of Rome, with the contents of the remaining 105 lost books. Volumes II, III, IV, and V vary from 398-410 pages each, 3.75î x 6î. Foxing. Tears and soiling at spine. Volumes II, III, and V are each inscribed, probably by Clayton, ìMillard Fillmore to Clayton Fillmore.î Lower right corner has been torn off on Volume V front free-endpaper and title page. Generally in good condition.

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        Specimens of Ancient Furniture, drawn from existing authorities.

      London, William Pickering 1836.. 4to. pp.57 + 68 engraved plates, original mid-green boards restored, plate edges dusty and some spotting, otherwise good. The items illustrated are medieval and Tudor. This was the first book to treat old furniture and other objects as antiques and stimulated the Tudor Revival in design.

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        Stum_Ma_Nu: A Flat-Head Boy

      F.W. Greenough Philadelphia: F.W. Greenough, 1836. unbound. very good. J.T. Bowen. Portrait. Lithograph with original hand coloring. Page measures 20.5" x 14.25". 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. Stum_Ma_Nu was from the Chinook, or Flatheads, tribe of Washington near the Columbia River. Overall toning and offsetting. Slight stain along right edge. Small chips to lower left and upper right corners. One of many Native American portraits in our collection.

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        Details of Antient Timber Houses of the 15th & 16th Century. Gothic Furniture in the Style of the 15th Century. Designs for Gold & Silversmiths. Designs for Iron & Brasswork in the Style of the XV and XVIth Centuries.

      London: Ackermann 1836, [1835], 1836, [1836].. Four works bound in one volume, first editions, 4to. Hand coloured titles and a colophon plus 21, 24, 27 and 25 plates respectively, slight cracking of binding otherwise very good. Publisher's cloth, possibly later, some light marks, gilt titled spine, t.e.g. Four of Pugin's many influential architectural publications. Pugin was heavily involved in the design of the Houses of Parliament and other Gothic buildings, and designed numerous churches, including Southwark Cathedral. He was also a keen sailor - "'There is nothing worth living for,' he is reported to have said, 'but Christian architecture and a boat.'" (DNB).

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        War Dance of the Sauks and Foxes

      F.W. Greenough Philadelphia: F.W. Greenough, 1836. unbound. very good. J.T. Bowen. View. Lithograph with original hand coloring. Page measures 14" x 19.25". Scene from the folio edition of McKenney and Hall's "History of the Indian Tribes of North America". As Superintendent of the Indian Trade Bureau, Thomas McKenney wanted to document the rapidly disappearing culture of the American natives. He activated the project, sponsored by the War Department, by commissioning writer James Hall and Charles Bird King, a renowned American portraitist. King painted the prominent Indians while they visited Washington D.C. as treaty delegates. Most of the original oil paintings were destroyed by fire in the Smithsonian Museum in 1865. These lithographs, published 1842-58, are all that remain and are still hailed as one of the best visual records of influential Native Americans of the nineteenth century. This war dance scene served as the frontispiece to the "The Indian Tribes of North America" and also to one of the earliest western travel books, "Travels in North America during 1834, 1835, and 1836" (Volume 2), by Charles Augustus Murray. Some toning and a few chips to lower right corner. Some tape residue along top and bottom edges. One of many Native American portraits in our collection.

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        The Library of Fiction, or Family Story-Teller, consisting of original tales, essays, and sketches of character

      London, Chapman & Hall 1836, 1837.. 2 vols, 14 steel-engraved plates, fine copy, brown levant morocco, gilt, nice corner pieces, a bibliophile binding by Root of the highest quality, c.1900. Eckel p.137. Correct first edition, with vol.I dated 1836. The interest of this book lies almost wholly in the first volume, which contains two stories by "Boz" preceding his first published book (Sketches by Boz), and reprinted in it: 'The Tuggs at Ramsgate', with two plates by Seymour (the first illustrator of Pickwick); 'A Little Talk about Spring and the Sweeps', with a plate by Buss (the second illustrator of Pickwick). When Sketches by Boz was published the illustrator chosen was Cruikshank. The illustrations here were never used again, so this pre-first has its own special interest.

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        Nouveau guide du voyageur en italie. iv. edition. milan, chez ferdinand artaria et fils, 1836.

      Cm. 19, pp. xxxii, 514 + (2) d'errata e (4) di cat. edit. Frontespizio inciso, una tabella incisa con i segni convenzionali e 23 tavole fuori testo. Legatura editoriale in cartonato con piccole incisioni raffiguranti città italiane. Fioriture limitate alla cop., peraltro esemplare genuino ed in ottimo stato di conservazione. Quarta edizione di questa fortunata guida che fu più volte ristampata nel corso della prima metà dell'800. Interessante l'abbondante iconografia comprendente una grande carta geografica dell'Italia, 11 piante di città e carte geografiche ed itinerarie. Il tutto finemente inciso in rame su tavole ripiegate fuori testo (anche di grandi dimensioni). Molto belle soprattutto le carte itinerarie che illustrano dettagliatamente i tragitti di viaggio da una città all'altra. Edizione non comune.

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        SUNDAY UNDER THREE HEADS

      Chapman & Hall 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's freedom on the Sabbath, which was being threatened by Parlimentary action.This role of working man'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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        Maria Leonida

      [Paris: l'auteur, 1836]. Stipple engraving printed in colors and finished by hand. 14 1/2 x 10 3/4 inches. A lovely image by Redouté from his very rare final work "Choix de Soixante Roses," a book comprised of varieties not found in his monumental "Les Roses." The Choix de Soixante Roses was "the last of Redouté's original publications, a folio volume containing sixty plates of new roses printed in color after Redouté's method. The book was dedicated to his former pupil Louise-Marie d'Orleans, daughter of Louis Philippe, and now the first queen of the Belgians. In this last publication, Redouté honors his country of birth, if only by means of the dedication" (Stafleu, "Redouté - Peintre de Fleurs" in A Catalogue of Redoutéana Exhibited at the Hunt Botanical Library).The work was issued by Redouté at the end of his glorious career, on the heels of the success of his more well-known Choix des Plus Belles Fleurs. Like that work, the plates in Choix de Soixante Roses, issued in 15 parts, were produced via the method he developed nearly fifty years earlier: colour printed stipple engravings finished with additional hand-colouring. This method allowed Redouté to produce remarkably life-like and delicate depictions. By the time of this final work, however, lithography had largely replaced his laborious method. Placing these images in that context gives special meaning to this, his final encore. Both the book and images from the book are very rare. Stock could locate no more than 12 complete copies of the work extant and no copies have appeared at auction in over a quarter century. Dunthorne 234 ("not seen"); Great Flower Books, p. 129; Nissen 1593; Stock 2364.

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        JOHNSONIANA; or, Supplement to Boswell: Being, Anecdotes and Sayings of Dr. Johnson

      London:: John Murray,. 1836.. 8vo. 1st edition thus. 530 pp.. Modern half-leather binding w/ marbled boards and text-block edges executed in a period style. New eps.. Fine (bpt).. Illustrated with plates.

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

      First Edition, extracted from The Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society, vol. 126, pp.497-527, with general title-page to vol, disbound, large quarto, very good copy, with 6 lithographic plates, (these with some watermarking and a small and neat embossed unlinked library name), London, [The Royal Society], 1836. * See DSB XIII, 402 ff. "In 1836 Tiedemann published, in English, what may be considered one of the earliest basic works of physical anthropology, On the Brain of the Negro Compared With That of the European and the Orang-Outang. In this surprisingly modern study, Tiedemann showed that, in contrast to the large difference between the forebrains of apes and men, no substantial differences could be found between the brains of the races of men; although the majority of Negro skulls and cranial cavities that he studied were smaller than those of European specimens, they had, by his measurement, contained brains as large and as heavy. He further stated his finding that there was no area of intellectual activity in which Negroes could not perform as well as European whites, and concluded that there was no natural formation or disposition of the brain in Negroes that would substantiate the notion of their predestined subservient state." (DSB). The paper opens: "I take the liberty of presenting to the Royal Society a paper on a subject which appears to me to be of great importance in the natural history, anatomy, and physiology of Man; interesting also in a political and legislative point of view. Celebrated naturalists ... look upon the Negroes as a race inferior to the European in organisation and intellectual powers, having much resemblance with the Monkey.... Were it proved to be correct, the Negro would occupy a different situation in society flora that which has been so lately given him by the noble British Government…" It concludes: The principal result of my researches on the brain of the Negro is, that neither anatomy nor physiology can justify our placing them beneath the Europeans in a moral or intellectual point of view. How is it possible, then, to deny that the Ethiopian race is capable of civilisation? This is just as false as it would have been in the time of Julius Caesar to have considered the Germans, Britons, Helvetians, and Batavians incapable of civilisation. The slave trade was the proximate and remote reason of the innumerable evils which retarded the civilisation of the African tribes. Great Britain has achieved a noble and splendid act of national justice in abolishing the slave trade. The chain which bound Africa to the dust, and prevented the success of every effort that was made to raise her, is broken."

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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        Landscape Illustrations of the Bible, Consisting of Views of the Most Remarkable Places Mentioned in The Old and New Testaments. From Original Sketches Taken on the Spot. 2 volumes bound in one (Complete)

      John Murray London: John Murray, 1836. First edition. Hardcover. g. lg. 4to. Unpaginated. Original 3/4 calf over marbled paper covered boards with gold lettering and tooling on spine. Additional engraved title page in each volume. Captivating geographic survey of the Holy Land profusely illustrated with 96 steel engraved plates (including additional engraved title pages.) Each engraving is captioned. Rubbing on covers and along edges of binding. Front hinge starting. Previous owner's ex-libris on inside of front cover. Moderate and sporadic foxing on plates. Minor age toning along paper margin. 1 1/2" closed tear along upper margin of 5 leafs (not affecting text or illustration). Binding in overall fair, interior in good to good+ condition.

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        Wa-Bish-Kee-Pe-Nas, The White Pigeon, A Chippewa

      Philadelphia, ca. 1836. Fine. Hand-colored lithograph from an early folio edition of McKenney and Hall's "History of the Indian Tribes of North America". Image size approximately 14-1/8 by 20 inches, matted in an 18 x 24 inch mat. Trace of binding adhesive along one edge else a fine copy with rich vibrant colors. This image is listed on the contents page of Volume I as Wabishkeepenas, or 'The White Pigeon'

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        Kish-Kallo-Wa, Shawnee Chief

      Philadelphia: Key & Biddle, 1836. Hand-coloured lithograph. In excellent condition. 13 1/2 x 8 1/4 inches. 18 7/8 x 13 1/4 inches. A fine image from McKenney and Hall's 'Indian Tribes of North America': `One of the most important [works] ever published on the American Indians' (Field),` a landmark in American culture' (Horan) and an invaluable contemporary record of a vanished way of life. A highly regarded chief of the Shawnee tribe, Kish-Kallo-Wa participated in several major battles during his lifetime, the most significant of which was the 1774 Battle of Point Pleasant at the mouth of the Great Kanawha River in West Virginia. After valiantly fighting the Osage alongside the Delaware and Cherokee tribes in the war of 1818, he signed the Treaty of St. Louis, in which the Shawnee traded their territory near Cape Girardeau for a tract of land in Kansas and a sum of money. It was while serving as a delegate for his tribe in Washington that Kish-Kallo-Wa met McKenney. An Algonquin speaking tribe, the Shawnee inhabited the Southeastern region of the United States. McKenney and Hall's 'Indian Tribes of North America' has long been renowned for its faithful portraits of Native Americans. The portraits are largely based on paintings by the artist Charles Bird King, who was employed by the War Department to paint the Indian delegates visiting Washington D.C., forming the basis of the War Department's Indian Gallery. Most of King's original paintings were subsequently destroyed in a fire at the Smithsonian, and their appearance in McKenney and Hall's magnificent work is thus our only record of the likenesses of many of the most prominent Indian leaders of the nineteenth century. Numbered among King's sitters were Sequoyah, Red Jacket, Major Ridge, Keokuk, and Black Hawk. After six years as Superintendent of Indian Trade, Thomas McKenney had become concerned for the survival of the Western tribes. He had observed unscrupulous individuals taking advantage of the Native Americans for profit, and his vocal warnings about their future prompted his appointment by President Monroe to the Office of Indian Affairs. As first director, McKenney was to improve the administration of Indian programs in various government offices. His first trip was during the summer of 1826 to the Lake Superior area for a treaty with the Chippewa, opening mineral rights on their land. In 1827, he journeyed west again for a treaty with the Chippewa, Menominee , and Winebago in the present state of Michigan. His journeys provided an unparalleled opportunity to become acquainted with Native American tribes. When President Jackson dismissed him from his government post in 1830, McKenney was able to turn more of his attention to his publishing project. Within a few years, he was joined by James Hall, a lawyer who had written extensively about the west. McKenney and Hall saw their work as a way of preserving an accurate visual record of a rapidly disappearing culture. (Gilreath). Cf. Howes M129; cf. Bennett 79; cf. Field 992; cf. Lipperheide Mc 4; cf. Reese American Color Plate Books 24; cf. Sabin 43410a

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        Views of the Newcastle & Carlisle Railway

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

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        Machsor (Prayers for the Holidays). Pt. II

      Vienna A v. Schmid Vienna A v. Schmid, 1836. 8vo., full crimson straight-grained calf; the covers are decorated in a neo-classical style with four triangular green corner onlays and an oval green onlay in the center, all elaborately gilt bordered and tooled. The smooth spine also has two onlays, one for the title and one for the volume number, and is heavily gilt decorated. Bright green coated paper endleaves; a.e.g. A very handsome example of Viennese period bookbinding, on one volume (of two) of a utilitarian Prayer Book almost always found in a simple black binding. HEBREW PRAYER BOOK BOUND IN 19TH C. VIENNA

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        GALL, FERDINAND von.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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        SKETCHES BY BOZ: 1st Series

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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        L'orlando Furioso e Le Satire Di Lodovico Ariosto

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

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        Green Heron [Pl. 333]

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

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

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

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        Astoria;

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

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

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

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        The Cruise of The Midge

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

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

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

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        Pirate and The Three Cutters, The

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

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

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

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