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        Reports of Cases at Law and In Equity, Argued and Determined in the Supreme Court of Alabama

      Tuskaloosa: Printed by Marmaduke J. Slade, 1836. First Edition. Hardcover. Good. 8vo. [1], 501 pages, [2]. Restored. Text recased in half marbled paper covered boards with brown leather spine. Gilt lettered leather title label on brown leather spine. New front and rear end sheets added. Moderate scattered foxing to contents. Old ink inscription marked through with old ink at top of the title page. Inscription on front blank end sheet - "A. C. Hargrove Nov. 15 1860.

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

      London. John Murray. 1836.. 1st Edition. Hardcover. 8vo. 21.3cm, The First Edition, x,[1], 663,p., with 16 engraved plates and a rear folding map, in contemporary full dark blue calf, gilt ruled raised bands, gilt border and center panel decorations, crushed crimson morocco label, double ruled borders on the boards, marbled endpapers and edges, about normal foxing on the plates, a very good to fine copy in attractive binding. (cgc) A.B. 851. T.P.L. 477. Lande 935. Sabin 2613. Wagner- Camp 58b:1. Streeter 3705. - Back, who had been on both Franklin expeditions, was sent out to locate Ross, who had been unreported through three winters. News of Ross's safe return reached Back in April 1833 and he then pursued the expedition's secondary objectives. These were, firstly, to navigate the length of a river supposedly arising in the neighbourhood of the Great Slave Lake and running north to the Arctic Sea, and then, secondly, to map as much as possible of the seacoast. He was successful in both objectives, travelling 7,500 miles in total and traversing the full 440-mile length of the river (known as Thlueetessy' by the Indians). The Great Fish River, as Back named it, has since become known as The Back River. .

      [Bookseller: Patrick McGahern Books, Inc. (ABAC)]
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        Danse à cloche-pied des indigènes de l'ile de Paques

      Plate from: Voyage autour du monde sur la frégate la Vénus, pendant les années 1836-1839 ... atlas pittoresque. [Paris : Gide, 1841]. Lithograph with hand colouring,172 x 272 mm; in fine condition; framed. The voyage of the Vénus, under the command of Abel du Petit-Thouars, was critical to the establishment of a French colonial presence in the Pacific, as well as for the promotion and protection of French commercial activities around the globe. It achieved its primary objective of establishing a French protectorate over Tahiti and the Marquesas. In 1838 the expedition visited Easter Island. This lithograph by Blanchard, after the original ship board drawing by Louis-Jules Masselot, was included in the monumental Atlas pittoresque volume of du Petit-Thouars' voyage account. It shows a "hopping dance" being peformed by native Easter Island men on the deck of theVénus.

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        Hodgson's Trogon

      1836-38 1836 - John and Elizabeth Gould Hodgson's Trogon Original lithograph with later hand colour for 'A Monograph of the Trogonidae or family of Trogons' 1st edition 1836-8 530 x 360 mm approx £695 [Attributes: First Edition]

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        Narrative of a Residence in Koordistan, and on the Site of Ancient Nineveh;

      London: James Duncan,, 1836. with Journal of a Voyage down the Tigris to Bagdad and an Account of a Visit to Shirauz and Persepolis … Edited by his Widow. 2 volumes octavo (219 × 130 mm) Near contemporary russia, tan morocco lettering- and numberiing-pieces, low bands with dotted roll, gilt, compartments attractively gilt with repeated hexafoil and stylised foliate tools, single fillet panel gilt to the boards, board edges milled in blind. Folding map frontispiece to each, 10 lithographed plates in all, 3 of them folding, one folding plan, all plates and maps are laid down on linen, all plates have tissue-guards. Ex-San Francisco Mechanics Institute library, their perforated stamp to the title pages and to three text leaves in total, ink stamp to the top edges, ticket-pockets neatly removed from the rear pastedowns,frotnf ree endpaper neatly excised, text-blocks and plates a little browned and with the usual mild foxing, externally a little rubbed, corners bumped, tails of the spines with slight marks from the removal of labels, boards with a few other superficial scuffs and stains, but overall very good and presents well. Attractive bookplates of Rudolph J. Taussig, president of the MI, to the front pastedowns. First edition. An important study, which "long remained valuable, as the first nineteenth-century geographical and archaeological account of the region and also as an interesting narrative of travel. It was reissued in 1984 in recognition of its continuing value" (ODNB). A linguistic prodigy, Rich began the study of oriental languages at the age of nine. When he joined the HEIC as a cadet in 1803 he was described by a family acquaintance as "a most extraordinary young man. With little or no assistance he has made himself acquainted with many languages, particularly with the languages of the East. Besides Latin, Greek, and many of the modern languages, he has made himself master of the Hebrew, Chaldee, Persian, Arabic, and is not without some knowledge of the Chinese, which he began to decipher when he was but fourteen." His language skills convinced Charles Wilkins, the librarian to the Company, to persuade the directors to appoint him to a writership in Bombay, and he was attached as secretary to the consul-general in Egypt to "improve his Arabic and Turkish." Rich's ship was burnt, and he spent the next few years travelling the Mediterranean and Near East, including intelligence gathering in the interior of Asia Minor. In 1808 Rich became company resident at Bagdad, "where he remained for six years and during this period became the first European to excavate at the site of ancient Babylon" (Howgego). Ill health forced his return to Constantinople in 1813. "On his return through Asia Minor and Mesopotamia to Baghdad, he resumed his studies and collections, made his second visit to Babylon, and in 1820, being again in bad health, travelled in Kurdistan" (ODNB), the tour which is described in the present work. He died of cholera in Shiraz in 1821. "Parts of his collections were purchased by the trustees of the British Museum, and consisted of about 900 volumes of manuscripts in Arabic, Persian, and Turkish, and a great number in Chaldee and Syriac; a large collection of coins, Greek and oriental; and gems and antiquities dug up at Babylon and Nineveh, including the first cuneiform inscriptions ever brought to Europe

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        Jocelyn - Episode. 2 volumes

      Paris, Charles Gosselin et Furne 1836 - Journal trouvé chez un curé de village. ÉDITION ORIGINALE. Paris, Charles Gosselin et Furne - 1836 - 322 et 328 pages. Reliure demi veau glacé prune de l'atelier de Thouvenin (non signée). Dos à nerfs orné de filets doré, légèrement insolé. Quelques rousseurs. Bon état. Format in-8° (21x13). Joseph Thouvenin, élève de François Bozerian, est un des relieurs les plus prolixes de son temps. C'est un des trois relieurs les plus importants du XIXe siècle et de la Restauration en particulier, avec René Simier et Jean-Georges Purgold. Il renouvela la reliure, notamment en créant les reliures « à la fanfare », avec Charles Nodier, et en remettant au goût du jour les reliures dites « cathédrale ». Par ailleurs, outre les reliures plus bibliophiliques, son atelier recevait chaque année 3000 commandes, qui furent exécutée essentiellement en demi-reliures typiques de Joseph Thouvenin. Ces reliures contribuèrent aussi à sa renommée par leur qualité. 1ère Edition [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        A guerra civil em Portugal, o sitio do Porto e a morte de Don Pedro. Por hum estrangeiro.

      London, n.pr., 1836. - Large 12°, contemporary brown paper boards (worn, joints cracked and very weak, considerable part of spine gone). Dampstained, light browning, a few inked corrections to text. Overall in good condition. Author's presentation inscription in the lower margin of the recto of the second leaf: "Offerecido ao Illmº Snr // [name of recipient scored] // pelo Seu Verdadeiro Amigo // O Auctor." (2 ll.), 274 pp., (1 l.). *** First edition in Portuguese of this valuable account of the civil war in Portugal between the absolutists and Miguelists, and of the siege of Porto in 1832 and 1833. This work was also published in English, French and German, but from the introduction it appears that Owen first wrote it in Portuguese. A second edition in Portuguese appeared in Porto, 1870, but did not contain the complete text (see Canto).Owen (1784-1861), a British officer who served in the Peninsular War, remained in the Portuguese army until 1820, when all foreign officers were dismissed, and then took up residence near Porto. During the subsequent civil wars D. Pedro offered him a position as his personal aide-de-camp, with the rank of general, but Owen declined on grounds that he did not have his own sovereign's permission. Owen wrote several other works on the civil wars, including O Cerco do Porto em 1832 para 1833 (Porto, 1840).*** Innocêncio VI, 331: calling for 14 pp. of errata not present in this copy. Canto, Ensaio bibliographico .1828-34 (1892), 1008: without mention of the errata; assumes that the work was originally published in English. Gonçalves Rodrigues, A tradução em Portugal 4701: without mention of the errata. Duarte de Sousa II, 315. Porbase locates five copies, all at Biblioteca Nacional de Portugal, one lacking the title page. Copac repeats British Library and Oxford University. KVK (44 databases searched) repeats Porbase and Bibliothèques universitaires-Paris (via SUDOC). NUC: DLC, TxU, MH. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        THREE ORIGINAL PENCIL SKETCHES OF 19th-CENTURY BRITISH COLONIAL BUILDINGS IN PRAMPRAM, GOLD COAST].

      [N.p., but near present-day Prampram, Ghana. between 1819 and 1836]. - Three pencil sketches on wove paper, each approximately 7 x 10 inches. Central vertical crease to each drawing, the first two titled in a contemporary hand in pencil to verso, the third similarly titled below the image. Very good. An attractive set of skillfully-executed original pencil sketches featuring British colonial structures in Prampram, Gold Coast (present-day Ghana) likely between 1819 and 1836. The sketches are titled in pencil, as follows: "Commandant's Residence, Pam Pram, Gold Coast," "Lower Town, Pam Pram from the Upper Town," and "Abandoned Fort at Appolonia from the Beach." The Union Jack flies proudly in the foreground of the sketch of the Commandant's residence. Officially, Great Britain colonized the Gold Coast region from 1867 until the independence of Ghana in 1957, though the British had maintained and controlled forts along the West African coastline since long before 1867. Fort Appolonia, in the extreme southwestern corner of the country, had been a British trading and military outpost from 1691 until 1819, and then again from 1836 onwards, when it changed hands from the British, to the Dutch, then back to the British again. As such, if the artist here labeled Fort Appolonia as "Abandoned," he or she must have sketched the fort during the period it was shuttered between 1819 and 1836. A fascinating trio of original sketches offering unique from a rarely-visualized period in British colonial affairs in West Africa.

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        [THREE ORIGINAL PENCIL SKETCHES OF 19th-CENTURY BRITISH COLONIAL BUILDINGS IN PRAMPRAM, GOLD COAST]

      [N.p., but near present-day Prampram, Ghana, 1836. Three pencil sketches on wove paper, each approximately 7 x 10 inches. Central vertical crease to each drawing, the first two titled in a contemporary hand in pencil to verso, the third similarly titled below the image. Very good. An attractive set of skillfully-executed original pencil sketches featuring British colonial structures in Prampram, Gold Coast (present-day Ghana) likely between 1819 and 1836. The sketches are titled in pencil, as follows: "Commandant's Residence, Pam Pram, Gold Coast," "Lower Town, Pam Pram from the Upper Town," and "Abandoned Fort at Appolonia from the Beach." The Union Jack flies proudly in the foreground of the sketch of the Commandant's residence. Officially, Great Britain colonized the Gold Coast region from 1867 until the independence of Ghana in 1957, though the British had maintained and controlled forts along the West African coastline since long before 1867. Fort Appolonia, in the extreme southwestern corner of the country, had been a British trading and military outpost from 1691 until 1819, and then again from 1836 onwards, when it changed hands from the British, to the Dutch, then back to the British again. As such, if the artist here labeled Fort Appolonia as "Abandoned," he or she must have sketched the fort during the period it was shuttered between 1819 and 1836. A fascinating trio of original sketches offering unique from a rarely-visualized period in British colonial affairs in West Africa.

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        A narrative of the shipwreck, captivity and sufferings of Horace Holden and Benj. H. Nute : who were cast away in the American ship Mentor, on the Pelew Islands, in the year 1832; and for two years afterwards were subjected to unheard of sufferings among the barbarous inhabitants of Lord North's Island

      Boston: Russell, Shattuck, and Co, 1836. First Edition. Decorative Cloth. Fine-. First Edition. Small, slim 8vo: xii,13-133,[1]pp, with wood-engraved frontispiece of tattooing and full-page wood-engraved plate of native canoes approaching the British barque Britannia following p. 114. Original, elaborately embossed brown cloth, upper cover lettered in gilt. End papers spotted, else an excellent, unsophisticated copy. Sabin 32473. Hill 818. Taylor, p. 548. The Mentor sailed from New Bedford under Captain Edward Barnard in 1831. "Holden, a farm boy from New Hampshire, was aboard the whaleship when it was wrecked. Only half the crew survived; they were ultimately captured by natives, who tattooed, starved, and mistreated their prisoners. Holden and his friend Nute were rescued in 1834 by the British barque Britannia . . . This work includes a 'Vocabulary of the language of Lord North's Island' . . . ." (Hill) Melville's description of tattooing in Typee apparently derives from this account. N. B. With few exceptions (always identified), we only stock books in exceptional condition, carefully preserved in archival, removable polypropylene sleeves. All orders are packaged with care and posted promptly. Satisfaction guaranteed.

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        John Ross, a Cherokee Chief

      - A wonderfully detailed hand colored lithograph with beautiful original color from Thomas L. McKenney and James Hall's historically significant book "History of the Indian Tribes of North America", which was published in Philadelphia in 1836. Son of John Ross Sr., a powerful Cherokee Chief. Both were killed in 1866. This print is from the smaller octavo edition and measures 10.25"x6.75"". Originally this breathtaking series was issued in large folio size, but later McKenney had the images redrawn to a more practical and affordable octavo size.The majority of these octavos are from the early editions (1842-58), published either by J.T. Bowen or D. Rice & A.N. Hart. Those noted as "RR" were issued by Rice, Rutter & Co. between 1865 and 1870. From 1816 until 1830, Thomas McKenney was Superintendent of Indian Affairs and one of a very few government officials to defend American Indian interests. When a large delegation of Indians came to see President Monroe in 1821, McKenney commissioned the fashionable portraitist Charles Bird King to paint the principal delegates, dressed in costumes of their choice. Many of the most prominent Indian leaders of the nineteenth century were among King’s sitters, including Sequoyah, Red Jacket, Major Ridge, Cornplanter, and Osceola. The portraits hung in the War Department until l858, when they were moved to the Smithsonian Institute. Most of King’s original portraits were subsequently destroyed in a fire at the Smithsonian in 1865, so their appearance in McKenney and Hall’s publication is the only record of the likenesses of many of the most prominent Indian leaders of the nineteenth century: Sequoyah, Red Jacket, Major Ridge, Cornplanter, and Osceola were numbered among King’s sitters. Andrew Jackson dismissed McKenney in 1830, but allowed him to have the portraits copied by Henry Inman, so that lithographs could be made from McKenney’s “Indian Gallery.” Additional images were taken from paintings by James Otto Lewis, George Catlin and other artists. James C. Hall, a Cincinnati judge and novelist, contributed an historical and anecdotal text. Both authors, not unlike George Catlin, whom they tried to enlist in their own publishing enterprise, saw their work as a means of preserving an accurate visual record of a rapidly disappearing culture. The portfolio nearly bankrupted McKenney as well as the two printing firms who invested in its publication. But their work proved to be much more valuable contribution than they imagined. Catlin’s paintings of Indians were destroyed in a warehouse fire; and James Otto Lewis’ watercolors burned along with those by King in the Smithsonian fire of l865. The McKenney and Hall portraits remain as the most complete and colorful record of the native leaders who made the long journey to Washington to speak for their people. overall this print is in very good condition with some foxing and staining and a few very small creases and tears.

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        BADÍA Y LEBLICH, Domingo. VIAJES DE ALI BEY EL ABASSI (DON DOMINGO BADÍA Y LEBLICH) POR ÁFRICA Y ASIA DURANTE LOS AÑOS 1803, 1804, 1805, 1806 Y 1807. TRADUCIDOS DEL FRANCÉS POR P.P.

      Librería de Mallen y sobrinos, Valencia 1836 - En 8º mayor, 3 tomos: XXXIV-340, 394 y 352 pp., retrato de Ali Bey grabado al cobre por M. Sigüenza. Ligero moteado de humedad. Encuadernación en 2 volúmenes en holandesa de la época. Primera edición española. Muy rara. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Chinese Missionary Pamphlet, "The Perfect Man’s Model."

      Singapore, 1836. Stab sewn 8vo. 60 pp. This pamphlet is a religious tract written by Protestant missionary Karl Gutzlaff, a fascinating character, typical of the sort of opportunist who clustered around the opium business in the old China trade. In the 1830s he traveled as a translator on a British opium trading vessel, known as a “country ship” illegally selling opium for Jardine, Matheson & Co. down the coast of China. Gutzlaff justified his complicity with the pretty rationalization that the journey would be a good opportunity to preach the gospel and distribute Chinese language religious tracts. So, you got opium and Jesus on the same spoon. His moral flaws aside, Gutzlaff was a smart and lucid observer, whose writings offer excellent detail about China and the China Trade in the days leading up to the first Opium War. In his later days he opened a school for Chinese “native missionaries,” several of whom turned out to be opium addicts using their missionary cover and funding for illicit purposes. The fraud exposed, Gutzlaff died a ruined man. Bad karma, I suppose. This tract, written and printed entirely in Chionese as, "The Perfect Man’s Model," was published in Singapore in 1836, is typical of those he distributed on his opium voyage. Color title page lightly chipped, else very good condition in original wrappers.

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        A Chippeway Widow

      Thomas L. McKenney & James Hall 1836 - Thomas McKenney and James Hall’s unparalleled documentation of Native American delegates to Washington in the 1820s resulted in an ethnographic collection that gives us a very rare glimpse into the sartorial and cultural practices of native leaders of the day. Paper dimensions: 12” x 16 ½” Framed dimensions: 22 ¼” x 26 ¾” Medium: Hand-colored Lithograph.

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        L'UNIVERS. HISTOIRE ET DESCRIPTION DE TOUS LES PEUPLES. OCÉANIE. Ou cinquième partie du monde. Revue géographique et ethnographique de la Malaisie, de la Micronésie, de la Polynésie et de la Mélanésie.

      - Paris, Firmin-Didot frères, 1836-1838. 3 tomes en 3 vol. in-8: 13.5 x 21 cm, I/ [2] ff., 2 cartes grav. dép., 399 pp., [1] p. d'errata, 100 pl. grav.; II/[2] ff., 1 carte grav. dép., 397 pp., [1] f. d’avis et errata, [100] pl. grav. no. 101 à 200; III/[2] ff., 2 cartes grav., 635 pp., [2] ff. d'avis, [104] pl. grav. no. 201 à 304. Bien complet des 5 cartes dépliantes (Océanie, Malaisie, Polynésie, Bornéo, Mélanésie) et des 304 gravures à pleine page. Reliures de l'époque en basane marbrée. Dos lisses avec pièces de titre et de tomaison en maroquin rouge et ornés de filets et fers dorés. Tranches marbrées. Gardes de papier marbré. Reliures frottées par endroits, mais solides et de belle présentation; intérieurs uniformément piqué, en particulier sur les premières pages, sans toutefois altérer le contenu. Photographies sur demande.

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        Flowers of Loveliness; Twelve Groups of Female Figues, Emblematic of Flowers; Designed by E. T. Parris, Esq.; With Poetical Illustrations, by the Countess of Blesington

      London: Ackermann and Company, 1836. First printing. Hardcover. Very Good. First edition, 1836. Large quarto, leather-backed patterned boards with gilt title and one small floral decoration on the spine, raised bands, all edges gilt, unpaginated, illustrated, Very Good copy, bookplate on the front pastedown, foxing or discoloration to some of the pages, minor cracking at the outer joints, some wear to the edges of the covers, no dust jacket. We have housed the book in mylar. A rare book.

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        The Birth-Day; a poem, in three parts: to which are added, occasional verses.

      Edinburgh:: William Blackwood and sons; London: Thomas Cadell, 1836.. 12mo. [vi], ii, 288 pp. Original full dark purple blind and gilt-stamped morocco, all edges gilt. Initials of former owner; bookplate of Henry Sutherland. Near fine. WITH A FORE-EDGE PAINTING OF “MARINA OF VELETTA [SIC], MALTA,” [Valletta] attributed to Syd Dearden, ca. 1960s. The artist's known handwriting is evident with the penciled label of the fore-edge titles. See: Weber, Annotated Dictionary of Fore-edge Painting Artists & Binders, pp. 227-8.

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        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.

      London and Paris, George Virtue and Ferrier, 1836.. FIRST FRENCH EDITION 1836, 2 VOLUMES, COMPLETE SET. TEXT IN FRENCH WITH ENGLISH CAPTIONS TO PLATES. 4to, approximately 270 x 205 mm, 10½ x 8¼ inches, 106 full page engraved plates, all with tissue guards, folding map, 2 engraved title pages with vignette, pages: printed title page to both volumes, a few prelim pages, list of plates and chapters etc, 1-192; 1-136, plates bound before text, attractively bound in full green morocco, gilt lettered and decorated spines, gilt decoration to covers, gilt initials to upper covers, all edges gilt. Slight rubbing to bindings, slight shelf wear, 3 plates and 1 engraved title spotted, occasional spotting to images and margins of other plates, ½ inch (1 cm) trimmed from bottom margin of 1 plate not affecting image or text, small repair to blank side of map, tissue guards have pale age-browning and a few have small creases, pastedowns have pale staining, 1 plate in each volume misplaced in the other volume, otherwise a very good attractive set. MORE IMAGES ATTACHED TO THIS LISTING, ALL ZOOMABLE. FURTHER IMAGES ON REQUEST. POSTAGE AT COST.

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        The Most Striking Events of a Twelvemonth's Campaign with Zumalacarregui, in Navarre and the Basque Provinces.

      London: John Murray, 1836. Hardcover. Very good. 2 vols. xvi, 307p; vi, 302p. 20 cm half-leather bindings with red boards. Gilt on spines. Marbled endpapers and page edges. Fading to spines and gilt. Frontispiece portrait of Zumalacarregui and foldout map of the Kingdom of Navarre in vol. 1. Scuffing and wear to boards mostly to hinges, corners, and edges. Published by John Murray, famed publishing house of Lord Byron and Jane Austen. Tomás de Zumalacárregui e Imaz (1788-1835) was a General from the Basque region of modern Spain, but then the Kingdom of Navarre. Henningsen's history recounts the First Carlist War. Henningsen was himself a mercenary solider who served on Zumalacarregui's bodyguard during the Carlist Campaign.

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        Study of English Poetry, or Choice selection of the finest pieces of the poets of GreatBritain, arrenged in chronological order from the 13th century to the present day ; Preceded by a Treatise on English Versification

      Simpkin, Marshall, and Co, London 1836 - Relié. Dos lisse, solide, titre, fleuron, décors et filets dorés. Tranches roses. Plats estampillés, très légèrement frottés. Intérieur très frais malgré quelques rares rousseurs éparses sans conséquence sur la lecture. Bel et bon exemplaire d¿un ouvrage rarissime. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Vue de Sydney et de l'entree de la Riviere de Paramatta (panorama in two sections)

      Two plates, forming a continuous panorama, from: Voyage autour du monde sur la frégate la Vénus, pendant les années 1836-1839 ... atlas pittoresque. [Paris : Gide, 1841]. Tinted lithographs, 170 x 420 mm; pale foxing to the margins of the first plate, else in fine condition. The voyage of the Vénus, under the command of Abel du Petit-Thouars, was critical to the establishment of a French colonial presence in the Pacific, as well as for the promotion and protection of French commercial activities around the globe. It achieved its primary objective of establishing a French protectorate over Tahiti and the Marquesas. The Frenchmen arrived in Sydney in 1838, this magnificent panorama shows the harbour from perspective of Pinchgut Island (Fort Denison) with the Venus sailing in the foreground

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        Excursions in Switzerland. In 2 volumes.

      London, Richard Bentley, 1836, - in-8vo, XV + 304 p. / VIII + 314 p., recent full leather binding, with central coat of arms ?The society of writers to the signet? 2 leather labels on spine (title - volumes). A beautiful copy. First edition. One of Cooper's travel sketches written in 1828, in the form of letters, published in 1836 (first American and British editions). Visits mainly the alpine regions like the Bernese Oberland, the Valais and Central Switzerland. The famous author of ?The Last of the Mohicans?, saw a friend in Thun, a captain in the Swiss army, marching at the head of his men, Cooper joined him in the march, in order to inquire after his family, and writes ?and thus I have had the honour of serving in the Swiss ranks? (Beer).TPlease notify before visiting to see a book. Prices are excl. VAT/TVA (only Switzerland) & postage. de Beer, Travellers in Switzerland, 177-178; Allibone I, p.424-25; Wäber II, 69; Perret -; Reichler, Le voyage en Suisse ; Barth 17678. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Elojio del Senador Don Juan Egaña, pronunciado en la Capilla del Instituto Nacional de Chile el dia 15 de Mayo de 1836.

      (Santiago de Chile), Imprenta de la Opinion, dated 15 May 1836. - 4°, disbound. Caption title. Slightly wrinkled, but overall in good to very good condition. Early rubber stamp on first page: "Biblioteca de Manuel Carvallo." Early manuscript foliation in ink. 17 pp. *** FIRST EDITION. This eulogy places Juan Egaña (1769-1836) in his historical context, explaining the importance of his contributions to Chilean literature and government. Included are comments on his fiction and nonfiction writings, his library, his education, his actions during the War of Independence, and his responsibility for the Constitution of 1823. At the end is a sonnet written by a friend of Egaña.*** Briseño I, 123. Not located in CCPBE. Not located in Rebiun. Not located in Copac. [Attributes: First Edition]

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        Araneae Hungariae secundum collectiones a Leone Becker pro parte perscrutatas ... Tomus I. [, II-di pars prior., II-di parts posterior.].Budapest, Hungarian Academy of Sciences, 1891-1897. 2 volumes (vol. II in 2 parts) bound as 1. Royal 4to (30 x 23.5 cm). With 16 lithographed containing about 700 detail figures, nearly all combining line images and shading, and many in vol. I in duotone (grey and blue). Near contemporary green half cloth.

      BMC NH, p. 350; Pierre Bonnet, Bibliographia araneorum, p. 306; not in Horn & Schenkling; Nissen, ZBI. Rare first and only edition, in Latin (with the preface to each part also in Hungarian/Magyar), of an extensive and thorough study of Hungarian spiders, with about 700 figures illustrating details of spider anatomy (mostly showing parts of the exoskeleton). It describes about 1000 spider species in XXII numbered families, with the genera numbered per family and the species per genus. The Hungarian physician Cornelis Chyzer (1836-1909) in Budapest and the Polish professor of zoology Wladyslaw Kulczynski (1854-1919) in Krakow are best known as arachnologists. Their present collaborative book was their great masterpiece. They note in the title and preface that many of the species had been collected and described by the Belgian painter and arachnologist Léon Becker (1826-1909), who published his account of Belgian species in four volumes, 1882-1896. With a presentation inscription from the author Cornelis Chyzer to the German Arachnologist Ludwig Koch (1825-1908) and library stamps. Paper browned as usual. Water stains in the plates to vol. I and in the foot margin of the plates to part 1 of volume II, those to part 2 of vol. II slightly browned. Otherwise in good condition. Rare standard work on Hungarian spiders.

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        LES SAINTS EVANGILES traduits de la vulgate par M. l'Abbé Dassance... illustrés par MM. T.Johannot, Cavelier, Gérard-Séguin et Brevière.

      Curmer, 1836. (Codice AN/2731) In 8º grande (26 cm) 2 voll., LXXX-263, 440 pp. I testi dei vangeli sono preceduti da ampia premessa storica e seguiti dal capitolo "Jerusalem et les lieux saints" (133 pp.) Pregevole edizione su carta forte, testo racchiuso da ampie cornici floreali con figure di angeli. Ill. con 24 tavole sotto velina con testo impresso, di cui 12 finemente incise in rame (scene evangeliche), 10 belle vedute in acciaio e 2 carte a colori. Capilettera figurati, finalini, 5 frontespizi con ricche allegorie; bellissimo il primo front. (vol.I) miniato a colori e oro come la testata e il capolettera della prima pagina. Cfr. Vicaire III, 616. Magnifiche legature in piena pelle coeva, 4 piatti con doppio riquadro oro e grande cornice a secco, nervetti, titoli e ricchi fregi oro ai dorsi, dentelle al taglio di cuffie e angoli e all'interno dei piatti, sguardie in carta moirée bianca, tre bei tagli oro, nastrini seta. Qualche trascurabile abrasione, ottima conservazione. Stupendo esemplare. Euro 450.00 ~~~ SPEDIZIONE IN ITALIA SEMPRE TRACCIATA

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        [HAWAII] He hoikehonua, he mea ia e hoakaka'i i ke ano o ka honua nei, a me na mea maluna iho :

      ua unuhi ia noloko mai o ka hoikehonua / a W.C. Woodbridge. [=A geography, something describing the form of the earth, and things on it.]. Oahu : Mea Pai Palapala a na Misionari, 1836. Second edition. Octavo, original printed papered boards, rebacked with new spine, front pastedown with early manuscript dedication and modern bookplate, front endpaper with early manuscript 'Geography of the Earth' (loss at top corner), ppvii, 203, woodcut illustrations throughout (including kanagroos of New Holland); scattered foxing, otherwise internally sound. The revised edition of the abridged Hawaiian translation of Woodbridge'sRudiments of geography, printed at the Oahu Mission Press. The first edition, translated by Samuel Whitney, was published in 1832, and a third edition appeared in 1845. The work is essentially a primer of geography and comprises descriptions of the natural history and curiosities of the world's regions, commencing with the Pacific (Hawaii, Tahiti, New Holland, New Zealand, New Guinea, etc.), followed by North and South America, Europe, Asia and Africa. The lower board features a printed resume of the 1835-36 missionary census of Hawaii, Na Kanaka o Hawaii Nei, which, according to Forbes, 'seems to have been its only contemporary publication. Population statistics for Kauai, Oahu, Maui, and Hawaii are given by island and by district. Figures for Molokai, Lanai, and Kahoolawe are by island only.' Forbes, 999; Judd and Bell, 138 Rare. Copies are recorded in two Australian collections (National Library of Australia; State Library of New South Wales).

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        Le lys dans la vallée

      Werdet 1836 - - Werdet, Paris 1836, 12x19,5cm, 2 volumes reliés. - Edition originale rare et très recherchée (cf Clouzot). Reliures en demi basane verte, dos lisses ornés de motifs typographiques romantiques dorés, frises dorées en têtes et en queues, plats de papier marbré, gardes et contreplats de papier à la cuve, tranches marbrées, reliures romantiques de l'époque. Quelques petites rousseurs, étiquette de description de libraire encollée en tête d'un contreplat du premier volume. Exceptionnel exemplaire établi dans une élégante reliure du temps. [AUTOMATIC ENGLISH TRANSLATION FOLLOWS] A rare and very sought-after first edition (see Clouzot). Binders in green half-backs, smooth backs decorated with gilded romantic poetic friezes, golden friezes in heads and tails, marbled paper plates, paper countertops and vats, marbled slices, romantic bindings of the time. A few small foxes, bookmarking description label glued to the top of a first-volume plywood. Very rare and pleasant copy nicely established. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Mémoire sur la Dispersion de la Lumière

      Prague, chez J.G. Calve. 1836, 1836, in-4, IV-236 pages, demi-chagrin havane, dos à faux nerfs, Première édition séparée. Important ouvrage dans lequel Cauchy (1789-1867), à la suite de Fresnel, explique la dispersion de la lumière selon la théorie ondulatoire. Il a paru à l'origine en 8 livraisons dans les Nouveaux exercices de mathématiques en 1835; il s'inscrit dans la continuité ses travaux précédents, publiés à Paris en 1830. Ce mémoire a paru quant à lui à Prague, où le mathématicien était précepteur du duc de Bordeaux en exil. Titre et avant-propos des Nouveaux exercices de 1835 rajoutés parmi les feuillets liminaires. Étiquette ex-libris Henri Viellard. Cachets de l'Institut catholique annulé. Petits manques au dos, charnières frottées. Étiquette en pied du dos. Quelques feuillets fortement brunis, rousseurs. DSB III, p. 131 et suiv

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        Souvenir de Venise - Par J. Pividor

      J. C. Eckschlager, Venise / Venedig 1836 - Venise / Venedig, Chez J. C. Eckschlager, Editeur. San Marco - All Ascensione - 1836. - 15 Blätter, Gio. Pividor dis. - Prem. Lit. Veneta. - Einband am Rücken beschädigt, gute Bindung, Blätter tlw am Rand gering fleckig, alles in allem aber Blätter in wirklich gutem Zustand. Sehr selten, sehr schön. 15 verschiedene Motive von Venedig. - Stammt aus dem Vorlass eines Botschafters i. R. - Bankverbindungen in Österreich und Deutschland. Size: Groß-Oktav (bis 25 cm) [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Die Hugenotten Les Huguenots Grosse Oper in fünf Aufzügen von E. Scribe mit deutscher Übersetzung von J.F. Castelli K.K.Landschafts Secretaire... Vollständiger Klavierasuszug nach der Originalpartitur von Ch. Schwencke mit dem Portrait des Componisten. Eigenthum der Verleger... Pr. 15 Thaler netto. [Piano-vocal score]

      Leipzig: Breitkopf & Härtel [PN 5720 (0-21)], 1836. First German Edition of the first version of the opera. OCLC nos. 165316269 (Vol. 2), 25346980. Les Huguenots, with a libretto by Eugene Scribe and Emile Deschamps, was first performed in Paris at the Opéra on February 29, 1836. "On hearing the soprano Cornelie Falcon sing the part of Alice in Robert le diable during summer 1832, Meyerbeer resolved that she would take a leading role in his next opera, together with the tenor Adolphe Nourrit and the bass Nicholas Levasseur. The groundwork for Leonore, ou La Saint Barthelemy, as Les Huguenots was initially called, was set out in discussions with Scribe and the Opera director Louis Veron in September 1832. The subject matter was very much in fashion: the period of confrontation between Huguenots (French Protestants) and Catholics in the late 16th century had been the setting for several plays in the late 1820s..." "... In Les Huguenots Meyerbeer successfully transposed the formula of a highly variegated succession of scenes connected by a well-integrated plot from the good-versus-evil morality play of Robert le diable to a historical setting that prominently features public political turmoil... In its juxtaposition of reverential Protestant victims and fanatical Catholics - both invoking the name of the Lord - the fifth act is a locus classicus for the vivid ironical contrasts characteristic of Meyerbeerian grand opera." Steven Huebner in Grove Music Online.. 2 volumes. Folio. Mid-brown cloth-backed dark brown textured paper boards, spine with titling and decorative tooling gilt, "C.R.T. 1859" gilt to foot. Title lithographed by Fr. Krätschmer in Leipzig. Music engraved. Text in German and French. Volume 1: 1f. (recto blank, verso fine bust-length lithographic frontispiece portrait of Meyerbeer by G. Artzt after Maurin printed by R. Weber in Leipzig), 1f. (recto title, verso blank), [1f. (recto part title, verso cast list and table of contents), 1f. (recto table of contents continued, verso blank), 211, [i] (blank) pp. Publisher's handstamp to lower margin of title. Volume 2: 1f. (recto title, verso blank), 1f. (recto part title, verso cast list and table of contents), 1f. (recto table of contents continued, verso blank), 1f. (recto blank, verso p. 212), 213-466 pp. Binding somewhat worn, rubbed, and bumped. Outer margins of many leaves slightly soiled; occasional light staining; frontispiece and title of Vol. I slightly browned and foxed; some leaves of Vol. 2 very lightly dampstained at outer margins. An attractive copy overall.

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        Album of photographs of Sydney and surrounds, circa 1875

      Photograph album, quarto, 290 x 250 mm, full contemporary blind-tooled morocco (rubbed and scuffed, short split from tail of spine), silk lining papers, front pastedown with later owner's inscription, containing 56 albumen print photographs, the first 30 being of scenes around Sydney Harbour, the remainder comprising city buildings, the Botanic Gardens and views of the Blue Mountains and Martindale Station in the Upper Hunter Valley, all in format 150 x 200 mm, laid down recto and verso of 28 leaves of thick card, the vast majority with a contemporary caption in ink beneath the image; all edges gilt, scattered foxing throughout the album but the albumen prints in generally very good condition with an acceptable amount of mild foxing or fading to a few; the wet stamp of the bookseller and publisher J.R. Clarke shows through from the verso of one print. The highlights of this 1870s album are undoubtedly the many fine views of various parts of Sydney Harbour, including George's Head, Clontarf, Manly, Woolloomooloo Bay, Garden Island, Farm Cove, Circular Quay, Darling Harbour, Balmain, Ball's Head, McMahon's Point, Milson's Point, Long Bay, Neutral Bay, Cockatoo Island, Glebe Point, and Sydney from Pyrmont. A coloured engraving byAlbert Charles Cooke (1836-1902) titled Waterfall on Martindale Station, Hunter River District, N.S.W. andpublished in 1875 is clearly an engraving made after one of the photographs in the present album, titled Elbow Creek, Martindale Station, Upper Hunter, and this conveniently provides a firm terminus ante quem for the album, which probably dates to 1874-75. The Sydney publisher and bookseller Jacob Richard Clarke, although best remembered for his publications of sheet music and for his strong association over several decades with Sydney's musical culture, also had some success with commercial photography. He is known to have produced a series of photographic views of Sydney which were displayed at the opening of the General Post Office in 1874. In the same year he also issued a series of Sydney views in carte de visite format. The Powerhouse Museum holds a copy of one of these, titledPhotograph of Sydney Harbour from Mosman Point. This carte de visite bears the following printed caption verso: 'PHOTOGRAPHIC ILLUSTRATIONS OF SYDNEY. /​ The Streets, Public Buildings, Viewes in the Harbour, Botanic /​ Gardens, Suburbs &​c. /​ Published by /​ J R CLARKE, /​ BOOK, PRINT, AND MUSIC SELLER. /​ Depot for Photographs. Brodie, Photo. /​ 23, Hunter-street, Sydney'. The photography of the carte de visite series is thus attributable to the Sydney artist Alexander Brodie, and it would therefore seem highly likely that the photographic views in the present album, commissioned and sold by Clarke around the same time as his carte de visite series, are also the work of Brodie. By 1880 Clarke had been declared bankrupt, having overspent on stock for his business during the International Exhibition of 1879-80. Clarke died a pauper in Woolloomooloo in 1893. This album is a rare example of photographic work commissioned and sold by Jacob Richard Clarke.

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        Araneae Hungariae secundum collectiones a Leone Becker pro parte perscrutatas . Tomus I. [, II-di pars prior., II-di parts posterior.].Budapest, Hungarian Academy of Sciences, 1891-1897. 2 volumes (vol. II in 2 parts) bound as 1. Royal 4to (30 x 23.5 cm). With 16 lithographed containing about 700 detail figures, nearly all combining line images and shading, and many in vol. I in duotone (grey and blue). Near contemporary green half cloth.

      - BMC NH, p. 350; Pierre Bonnet, Bibliographia araneorum, p. 306; not in Horn & Schenkling; Nissen, ZBI. Rare first and only edition, in Latin (with the preface to each part also in Hungarian/Magyar), of an extensive and thorough study of Hungarian spiders, with about 700 figures illustrating details of spider anatomy (mostly showing parts of the exoskeleton). It describes about 1000 spider species in XXII numbered families, with the genera numbered per family and the species per genus. The Hungarian physician Cornelis Chyzer (1836-1909) in Budapest and the Polish professor of zoology Wladyslaw Kulczynski (1854-1919) in Krakow are best known as arachnologists. Their present collaborative book was their great masterpiece. They note in the title and preface that many of the species had been collected and described by the Belgian painter and arachnologist Léon Becker (1826-1909), who published his account of Belgian species in four volumes, 1882-1896. With a presentation inscription from the author Cornelis Chyzer to the German Arachnologist Ludwig Koch (1825-1908) and library stamps. Paper browned as usual. Water stains in the plates to vol. I and in the foot margin of the plates to part 1 of volume II, those to part 2 of vol. II slightly browned. Otherwise in good condition. Rare standard work on Hungarian spiders.

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        Die Hugenotten Les Huguenots Grosse Oper in fünf Aufzügen von E. Scribe mit deutscher Übersetzung von J.F. Castelli K.K.Landschafts Secretaire... Vollständiger Klavierasuszug nach der Originalpartitur von Ch. Schwencke mit dem Portrait des Componisten. Eigenthum der Verleger... Pr. 15 Thaler netto. [Piano-vocal score].

      Leipzig: Breitkopf & Härtel [PN 5720 (0-21)], [1836]. 2 volumes. Folio. Mid-brown cloth-backed dark brown textured paper boards, spine with titling and decorative tooling gilt, "C.R.T. 1859" gilt to foot. Title lithographed by Fr. Krätschmer in Leipzig. Music engraved. Text in German and French. Volume 1: 1f. (recto blank, verso fine bust-length lithographic frontispiece portrait of Meyerbeer by G. Artzt after Maurin printed by R. Weber in Leipzig), 1f. (recto title, verso blank), [1f. (recto part title, verso cast list and table of contents), 1f. (recto table of contents continued, verso blank), 211, [i] (blank) pp. Publisher's handstamp to lower margin of title. Volume 2: 1f. (recto title, verso blank), 1f. (recto part title, verso cast list and table of contents), 1f. (recto table of contents continued, verso blank), 1f. (recto blank, verso p. 212), 213-466 pp. Binding somewhat worn, rubbed, and bumped. Outer margins of many leaves slightly soiled; occasional light staining; frontispiece and title of Vol. I slightly browned and foxed; some leaves of Vol. 2 very lightly dampstained at outer margins. An attractive copy overall. First German Edition of the first version of the opera. OCLC nos. 165316269 (Vol. 2), 25346980. Les Huguenots, with a libretto by Eugene Scribe and Emile Deschamps, was first performed in Paris at the Opéra on February 29, 1836. "On hearing the soprano Cornelie Falcon sing the part of Alice in Robert le diable during summer 1832, Meyerbeer resolved that she would take a leading role in his next opera, together with the tenor Adolphe Nourrit and the bass Nicholas Levasseur. The groundwork for Leonore, ou La Saint Barthelemy, as Les Huguenots was initially called, was set out in discussions with Scribe and the Opera director Louis Veron in September 1832. The subject matter was very much in fashion: the period of confrontation between Huguenots (French Protestants) and Catholics in the late 16th century had been the setting for several plays in the late 1820s..." "... In Les Huguenots Meyerbeer successfully transposed the formula of a highly variegated succession of scenes connected by a well-integrated plot from the good-versus-evil morality play of Robert le diable to a historical setting that prominently features public political turmoil... In its juxtaposition of reverential Protestant victims and fanatical Catholics - both invoking the name of the Lord - the fifth act is a locus classicus for the vivid ironical contrasts characteristic of Meyerbeerian grand opera." Steven Huebner in Grove Music Online.

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        The Book of Gems

      37 - London - Saunders and Otley 1836 - Two finely bound poetry anthologies. Illustrated, with106 listedengraved title heading vignettesacross both volumes as well as a vignette title page to each. An additional two plates to eachvolume of facsimile signatures of the British poets and authors. To the preface the editor notes that the facsimile plates are 'copied fromauthentic documents'Edited by Samuel Carter Hall, an Irish-born Victorian journalist bestknown for his editorship of The Art Journal. These are twocomprehensive poetry anthologies of works by many eminent British poets such as Swift, Addison, Cowper, Johnson, Burns, Pope and Lyttleton. Condition: Ina morocco binding rebacked with calf spines featuringfive raised bands with gilt stamped detailing. Externally, excellent with very minor shelfwear to the extremities. Prior owner'sinscription to front endpaper, D M Carte. Internally, both volumes are firmly bound. Pages are slightly age toned with scattered spotsthroughout. Some minordamp staining to margins of final few pages to volume I. Overall: VERY GOOD INDEED [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Nimrod's Hunting Tours, Interspersed with Characteristic Anecdotes, Sayings, and Doings of Sporting Men ? To Which are Added Nimrod's Letters on Riding to Hounds

      Carey, Lea and Blanchard, Philadelphia 1836 - First American edition. 197, [1], [24, ads]; 228, [12, ads] pp. 2 vols. 12mo. Five Centuries of Sport (1945), lot 65 Original green cloth, printed spine labels. Names neatly cut from both flyleaves; spine labels somewhat darkened. Bookplate of Alfred Barmore Maclay. Very good plus. Uncommon 197, [1], [24, ads]; 228, [12, ads] pp. 2 vols. 12mo [Attributes: First Edition]

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        Nimrod's Hunting Tours, Interspersed with Characteristic Anecdotes, Sayings, and Doings of Sporting Men ... To Which are Added Nimrod's Letters on Riding to Hounds

      Philadelphia: Carey, Lea and Blanchard, 1836. First American edition. 197, [1], [24, ads]; 228, [12, ads] pp. 2 vols. 12mo. Original green cloth, printed spine labels. Names neatly cut from both flyleaves; spine labels somewhat darkened. Bookplate of Alfred Barmore Maclay. Very good plus. Uncommon. First American edition. 197, [1], [24, ads]; 228, [12, ads] pp. 2 vols. 12mo. Five Centuries of Sport (1945), lot 65

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        Araneae Hungariae secundum collectiones a Leone Becker pro parte perscrutatas ... Tomus I. [, II-di pars prior., II-di parts posterior.].Budapest, Hungarian Academy of Sciences, 1891-1897. 2 volumes (vol. II in 2 parts) bound as 1. Royal 4to (30 x 23.5 cm). With 16 lithographed containing about 700 detail figures, nearly all combining line images and shading, and many in vol. I in duotone (grey and blue). Near contemporary green half cloth.

      BMC NH, p. 350; Pierre Bonnet, Bibliographia araneorum, p. 306; not in Horn & Schenkling; Nissen, ZBI. Rare first and only edition, in Latin (with the preface to each part also in Hungarian/Magyar), of an extensive and thorough study of Hungarian spiders, with about 700 figures illustrating details of spider anatomy (mostly showing parts of the exoskeleton). It describes about 1000 spider species in XXII numbered families, with the genera numbered per family and the species per genus. The Hungarian physician Cornelis Chyzer (1836-1909) in Budapest and the Polish professor of zoology Wladyslaw Kulczynski (1854-1919) in Krakow are best known as arachnologists. Their present collaborative book was their great masterpiece. They note in the title and preface that many of the species had been collected and described by the Belgian painter and arachnologist Léon Becker (1826-1909), who published his account of Belgian species in four volumes, 1882-1896. With a presentation inscription from the author Cornelis Chyzer to the German Arachnologist Ludwig Koch (1825-1908) and library stamps. Paper browned as usual. Water stains in the plates to vol. I and in the foot margin of the plates to part 1 of volume II, those to part 2 of vol. II slightly browned. Otherwise in good condition. Rare standard work on Hungarian spiders.

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        NARRATIVE OF A RESIDENCE IN KOORDISTAN, and on the Site of Ancient Nineveh, with Journal of a Voyage Down the Tigris to Bagdad and an Account of Shirauz and Persepolis.

      London, James Duncan, 1836. FIRST EDITION 1836, 2 volumes, complete set. ex library set with perforated stamps to bottom of each title page, pale evidence of label removal to the last free endpapers and pastedowns, round labels removed from upper covers leaving pale stain (see attached image), and faint ink stamps to top edges. 8vo, approximately 220 x 130 mm, 8¾ x 5 ¼ inches, 2 folding maps as frontispieces, 1 folding plan, 10 lithographed plates, 3 folding, several illustrations in the text, pages: xxxiii, 1-398; viii, 1-410, [1], bound in full calf, 2 gilt lettered labels to spines, extra gilt decoration to spines with gilt date at bottom, bookplate to each pastedown of Rudolph J. Taussig. Covers scuffed, stained and slightly rubbed (see attached image), title pages have pale age-browning and foxing, with shallow impression from the folding map frontispieces, inner joint between the title page and frontispiece is cracked but page still firmly attached, some plates have pale foxing to margins, maps have a little pale foxing, occasional pale brown stain to inner margin of text pages, 12 pages in Volume 2, have pale age-browning and foxing, pale foxing to prelims and page 1 in Volume 1 and last few pages, shallow turning creases to many pages in Volume 1, 14 page have small pale stain to top margins not affecting text, small repair to inner margin of folding plan, not affecting image, otherwise a good set. See: Raymond John Howgego, Encyclopedia of Exploration, 1800-1850, page 502, No.R11; The Sefik E. Atabey Collection, The Ottoman World, Volume 2, page 558, No. 1040; Sotheby's The Library of Franklin Brooke-Hitching, Part 4, page 16, No. 1061; Sotherby's The Library of Peter Hopkirk, page 152, No. 1077; Sotheby's The Library of Robert Michael Burrell; page 105, No. 688. MORE IMAGES ATTACHED TO THIS LISTING, ALL ZOOMABLE, FURTHER IMAGES ON REQUEST. POSTAGE AT COST.

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        Views of the cities and scenery in Italy, France, and Switzerland: from original drawings by Samuel Prout, F.S.A., and J.D. Harding. With descriptions of the plates by Thomas Roscoe. [Parallel title in French.]

      Fisher, Son, and Co., n.d., London, Paris and New York 1836 - First edition, 4to, 3 volumes in 2, with engraved title-pages and 132 steel-engraved plates; mild dampstain pervades the margins of some of the early plates in volume I; margins of some other plates a bit spotted, but all in all a very good copy in publisher's half red morocco, gilt-lettered direct on gilt-decorated spines, a.e.g. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Die Hugenotten Les Huguenots Grosse Oper in fünf Aufzügen von E. Scribe mit deutscher Übersetzung von J.F. Castelli K.K.Landschafts Secretaire. Vollständiger Klavierasuszug nach der Originalpartitur von Ch. Schwencke mit dem Portrait des Componisten. Eigenthum der Verleger. Pr. 15 Thaler netto. [Piano-vocal score]

      Breitkopf & Härtel [PN 5720 (0-21)], Leipzig 1836 - 2 volumes. Folio. Mid-brown cloth-backed dark brown textured paper boards, spine with titling and decorative tooling gilt, "C.R.T. 1859" gilt to foot. Title lithographed by Fr. Krätschmer in Leipzig. Music engraved. Text in German and French.Volume 1: 1f. (recto blank, verso fine bust-length lithographic frontispiece portrait of Meyerbeer by G. Artzt after Maurin printed by R. Weber in Leipzig), 1f. (recto title, verso blank), [1f. (recto part title, verso cast list and table of contents), 1f. (recto table of contents continued, verso blank), 211, [i] (blank) pp. Publisher's handstamp to lower margin of title.Volume 2: 1f. (recto title, verso blank), 1f. (recto part title, verso cast list and table of contents), 1f. (recto table of contents continued, verso blank), 1f. (recto blank, verso p. 212), 213-466 pp. Binding somewhat worn, rubbed, and bumped. Outer margins of many leaves slightly soiled; occasional light staining; frontispiece and title of Vol. I slightly browned and foxed; some leaves of Vol. 2 very lightly dampstained at outer margins. An attractive copy overall. First German Edition of the first version of the opera. OCLC nos. 165316269 (Vol. 2), 25346980. Les Huguenots, with a libretto by Eugene Scribe and Emile Deschamps, was first performed in Paris at the Opéra on February 29, 1836."On hearing the soprano Cornelie Falcon sing the part of Alice in Robert le diable during summer 1832, Meyerbeer resolved that she would take a leading role in his next opera, together with the tenor Adolphe Nourrit and the bass Nicholas Levasseur. The groundwork for Leonore, ou La Saint Barthelemy, as Les Huguenots was initially called, was set out in discussions with Scribe and the Opera director Louis Veron in September 1832. The subject matter was very much in fashion: the period of confrontation between Huguenots (French Protestants) and Catholics in the late 16th century had been the setting for several plays in the late 1820s.". In Les Huguenots Meyerbeer successfully transposed the formula of a highly variegated succession of scenes connected by a well-integrated plot from the good-versus-evil morality play of Robert le diable to a historical setting that prominently features public political turmoil. In its juxtaposition of reverential Protestant victims and fanatical Catholics - both invoking the name of the Lord - the fifth act is a locus classicus for the vivid ironical contrasts characteristic of Meyerbeerian grand opera." Steven Huebner in Grove Music Online. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Bemerkungen auf der Seereise vom [sic] London nach Genua mit der englischen Brieg Magt. Richardson Capt Sno. Reed". Dt. Handschrift auf Papier.

      London, Genua, Livorno u.a., 1835-1836. - Der 105-seitige Reisebericht beginnt: „Wir verließen am 11. Juny 1835 morgens 1 Uhr London Dock Bason mit der Magt. Richardson [.]". Die Reise führt dann über die Straße von Gibraltar und Korsika nach Genua (Ankunft am 1. August), welcher Stadt - ebenso wie im Folgenden auch Livorno - ein eigenes Kapitel gewidmet ist. Wiederum ein eigenes Kapitel ist der am 15. Januar 1836 begonnenen Rückreise gewidmet, welche am 5. März 1836 wieder in London endet. - Der Bericht schildert nicht nur detailliert die Reiseerlebnisse, sondern enthält auch immer wieder kurze geschichtliche Diskurse (z.B. über Napoleon etc.). Interessantes biedermeierliches Reisedokument. - Einband berieben u. etw. bestoßen. Tlw. leicht gebräunt bzw. fleckig. - ge Gewicht in Gramm: 500 Kl.-8°. 53 nn. Bll. (2 weiße Bll. vor- u. 32 nachgebunden), HLdr. d. Zt. m. dreiseitigem Farbschnitt, Deckellasche u. Stiftschlaufen. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Le lys dans la vallée

      A rare and very sought-after first edition (see Clouzot). Binders in green half-backs, smooth backs decorated with gilded romantic poetic friezes, golden friezes in heads and tails, marbled paper plates, paper countertops and vats, marbled slices, romantic bindings of the time. A few small foxes, bookmarking description label glued to the top of a first-volume plywood. Very rare and pleasant copy nicely established. Werdet Paris 1836 12x19,5cm 2 volumes reliés

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        Narrative of a Residence in Koordistan

      1836. First Edition . (KURDISTAN) RICH, Claudius James. Narrative of a Residence in Koordistan, and on the Site of Ancient Nineveh; with Journal of a Voyage Down the Tigris to Bagdad and an Account of a Visit to Shirauz and Persepolis. London: James Duncan, 1836. Two volumes. Octavo, modern half brown calf gilt, raised bands, black and green morocco spine labels, marbled boards. $3200.First edition of Rich’s “most important and notable work,” illustrated with two folding frontispiece maps, one folding plan, ten lithographed plates (three folding) and numerous in-text woodcuts, handsomely bound.At age nine, Rich “developed a curiosity for Arabic manuscripts and oriental languages,” laying the foundation for his career as an orientalist, archaeologist and traveler (Howgego 1800-1850, 502). His “most important and notable work,” the Narrative “is still valuable, not merely as the first geographical and archaeological account of the region in the [19th] century but as an interesting and suggestive narrative of travel” (DNB). The work, edited by Rich’s widow, appeared 16 years after its authors death. With two folding frontispiece maps, one folding plan, ten lithographed plates (three folding) and numerous in-text woodcuts. A fine copy.

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        [Auvergne] Itinéraire de Clermont au Puy de Dome, ou description de cette montagne et de la Vallée de Royat et Fontanat; seconde edition. [AND] two other papers on the geology of Auvergne, by A. C. P. F. Von Lasaulx, and by J. B. Bouillet, bound in.

      Paris, J. B. Baillière, 1836. 8vo (21.2 x 13.3 cm). vi, 102 pp. Early 20th century half morocco over marbled boards. Spine with five raised bands and gilt title. Marbled endpapers.l In this work the author describes the most significant peak in Central France, the extinct volcano Puy-de-Dome, and the geologically interesting surroundings. The work was both available separately, and as part of a series, "Description pittoresque de l'Auvergne, publiée par livraisons indépendantes...". The half-title indicates the series, the half-title verso explains that the papers are in fact "independant", and the title is for this part alone. ADDED in the rear are two near-contemporary papers with roughly the same subject: A. [C. P. F.] Von Lasaulx, “Etudes pétrographiques sur les roches volcaniques de l'Auvergne, suivies d'une note sur les roches désignées sous le nom d'hémithrène et sur quelques autres du plateau gneisso-granitique du département du Puy-de-Dôme, et de quelques autres notes. Traduites par F. Gonnard” (Clermont-Ferrand, Ferdinand Thibaud, 1875). 8vo. 224 pp., two engraved plates of which one large, double-folded. This is fine work by the German geologist and petrologist Arnold Constantin Peter Franz von Lasaulx (1839-1886), professor of geology and mineralogy at the university of Bonn, on the mineralogy of the Massif Central in central France. Apparently Von Lasaulx wrote the work in German and it was published piecemeal between 1868 and 1871 as "Petrographische Studien an den vulkanischen Gesteinen der Auvergne". [AND] J. B. Bouillet “Topographie mineralogique du département du Puy-de-Dome. Suivie d'un dictionnaire oryctognostique, d'une liste des noms des roches et minéraux, d'un tableau des hauteurs des montagnes, villes, villages et hameaux du même département, et d'un tableau comparatif de cet hauteurs. Séconde édition.” (Clermont-Ferrand, Hubler, Bayle et Dubos, 1854. 8vo. vii, 244 pp.). The latter work is very interesting from a geographical point of view too. In 1830, Lecoq and Bouillet co-authored another important paper on the region, "Vues et coupes...Puy-de-Dome" (Ward & Carozzi 1345). Lecoq's paper slightly spotted, mostly in the margins; the Von Lasaulx work with an age-toned and partly spotted title page, the other two papers otherwise near entirely clean. All three are uncommon to rare. A neatly bound set.

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