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        The Complete Angler-by Izaak Walton and-Charles Cotton-With Original Memoirs and Notes by Sir Harris Nicolas

      London: William Pickering 1836 London: William Pickering, 1836. First Nicholas Edition. Printed by C. Whittingham. Took Court, Chancery Lane. 2 vols., 8vo. Engraved title-page, 48 engraved plates, two pages of music and two woodcuts of the Walton seal, 9 head-pieces, and 2 portraits of Walton. Full contemporary pebbled brown morocco gilt, spine tooled in gilt in 6 compartments, raised bands, inner dentelles gilt, a.e.g., marbled endpapers by Wiseman, Cambridge. Some occasional darkening of margins, else fine. Coigney 44; Keynes 94 . One of the finest illustrated editions of Walton ever published. Pickering employed 27 of the most prominent artist, painters, and engravers to illustrate it

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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'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'apres les Meilleurs Maitres de Chaque Epoque" (ca 1865) and H. Lucas'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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        MEMORIE ISTORICHE DELLA CITTA' DI GALLIPOLI.

      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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        EN EL PUERTO DE MONTERREY DE LA ALTA CALIFORNIA, A LOS SIETE DIAS DEL MES DE NOVIEMBRE DE MIL OCHOCIENTOS TREINTA Y SEIS...LA ALTA CALIFORNIA SE DECLARA INDEPENDIENTE DE MEJICO MIENTRAS TANTO NO RESTABLESCA EL SISTEMA FEDERAL QUE SE ADOPTO EL ANO DE 1824 [caption title and later text]

      [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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        ISTORIA DELLA CITTA' E COSTIERA DI AMALFI IN DUE PARTI DIVISA.

      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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        Luftskibet.

      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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        Ornithology. Parrots. From the Naturalist's Library, edited by Sir William Jardine

      W.H. LizarsEdinburgh:: W.H. Lizars,. 1836.. 30 fine copper engravings of parrots with original hand color. Many parrots illustrated are Australian and are after Edward Lear including the Leadbeater cockatoo. 12mo, 187pp, 4, plus wraps, 36 pp adds with prospectus. Frontispiece portrait , color illustrated, engraved title & 30 fine hand colored steel engravings of parrots. Original brown cloth boards, text loose in boards, spine defective with large chip at top. A very wide margined copy, sold as a collection of plates, in very good condition.

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        Quebec from Point Levi

      Quebec: 1836-1842. Watercolour over pencil with scratching out and gum arabic, inscribed in pencil on verso. 19th century water gilt frame. 16 3/4 x 22 3/4 inches. A spectacular 19th century watercolour view of Quebec from across the St. Lawrence River by a noted military artist. Philip J. Bainbrigge (1817-1881), son of General Sir Philip Bainbrigge (1786-1862), was born at Lichfield, Staffordshire, on January 16, 1817. He entered the Royal Military Academy at Woolwich in 1830 and graduated in 1833. Requesting a posting abroad, Bainbrigge "arrived in Canada on board the Arab transport on June 25, 1836, in time to take part in the military operations along the Richelieu RIver and at St. Eustache during the Rebellions of 1837-8. Bainbrigge travelled widely in Upper and Lower Canada and the Maritimes, reporting on fortifications and other defensive measures. He was assigned oin special survey duty concerning the Maine- New Brunswick boundary dispute and was acting adjutant from 1841 until his return to England August 4, 1842" (Cooke). "Like many British officer- painters, Bainbrigge received his artistic training at the Royal Military Academy at Woolwich. There, he was instructed in the proper use of perspective and in the handling of light and shade, and he employed these techniques with an ease and spontaneity well-suited to the principles of landscape painting. His rather individual style, while in accordance with the artistic trends of the time, resulted in watercolours that are quite distinctive. A thematic analysis of Bainbrigge's work reveals a definite predilection for depicting landscapes - either in summer or winter - into which he would work whatever section of the city he could see from his vantage point. His palette thus consisted of a range of natural colours, such as browns, reds and dark greens, which he applied in varying degrees of thickness" (Graham). The Public Archives Canada holds the principal collection of works by Bainbrigge, including approximately 170 watercolours. Two Bainbrigge watercolours are cited in the catalogue of the Samuel Collection (Jefferys 450 and 460), including a view of Quebec from the Citadel on the opposite shore from the present watercolour, with two more in the Coverdale Collection (Cooke 35 and 36) and three in the Royal Ontario Museum (Allodi 57-59). Other holdings include the National Gallery of Canada (no. 28043). Harper, p. 14; Conrad Graham, Mont Royalville Marie: Early Plans and Views of Montreal, McCord Museum of Canadian History, p.103; Allodi, Canadian Watercolours and Drawings in the Royal Ontario Museum (Ontario: 1974); Cooke, W. H. Coverdale Collection of Canadiana (Ottawa: 1983); Jefferys, A Catalogue of the Sigmund Samuel Collection (Toronto: 1948).

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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 weather...it 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 Funeral of Old Tammany. Printed broadside showing a funeral procession with the hearse in the lead being driven by the editor of the Courier and Enquirer. Among the mourners are also the editors for The Times and The Truth Teller. From various of the mourners are inscriptions inside balloons. To the right in the background is a view of Tammany Hall with a flag at half mast. Printed under the title is "This mournful ceremony took place in the City of New York on the 10th day of November 1836. The lamented individual had been long subject to a vast complication of disorders, whic[h] though combatted with great skill and perseverance by, Doctors, Humbug, Monopoly & Office, at last carried him off. The symptoms became extremely alarming on the 7th and th[e] danger continued to encrease 'till the evening of the 10th, when OLD TAMMANY gave up the ghost. A vast concourse of people followed the corpse to the grave, composed of all the office holders in the State, all the [p]ossessors of exclusive pri

      New York: H. R. Robinson ca. 1836 New York: H. R. Robinson, [ca. 1836]. Image area is approx. 19 1/4" l x 11 1/4", in 27 1/4" x 15 3/4" frame. . Some minor chipping, trimmed with minor loss to text, inked stamp in upper right corner above Tammany Hall ("From the United States Bazaar. No. 324 North Market St. Albany N.Y."), otherwise a very nice piece. See A History of American Graphic Humor, pp. 171-2 . The comments of the mourners include a fireman in the background asking "Who killed Old Tammany?" Another fireman beside him answers "James Gulick." This is a reference to the excitement of the election of Tammany opponent James Gulick, deposed Chief of the Fire Department, to the office of Register. Relatively little is known about Henry R. Robinson. He was located at 48 and 52 Courtlandt Street in New York in 1836-7, where he worked largely as a caricaturist. His primary output was graphic humor and political cartoons, and he drew on stone most of the unsigned prints he published. His cartoons "are important, and spirited, have long speeches in 'balloons,' often appear colored, but are sometimes difficult to understand without delving into detailed history of the politics of the times." (Peters, American on Stone, pp. 337-8.) The only known historical reference to Robinson is in Frederick Hudson's History of Journalism in America (1873), which notes that Robinson "lined the curbstones and covered the old fences of New York with his peculiarly characteristic caricatures during Jackson's and Van Buren's administrations ... ."

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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 antiquariat.de]

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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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