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        The Laws of Harmonious Colouring Adapted to Interior Decorations, Manufactures, and Other Useful Purposes Third Edition SIGNED

      Edinburgh, William and Robert Chambers, 1836. Hardback, approx 9 x 6 inches. Dark green pebbled cloth with paper title label to front. In very good condition. Corners bumped and rubbed. Split at top end of spine. Title label darkened and rubbed. Author's inscription to front endpaper "To. Wm. Allan (?) of Glen, with the Author's respectful compliments." Edges of plates rubbed, small tear to edge of plate 1. Some darkening opposite plates, most with tissue guards. Some handling marks to pages, else a clean and tight copy. Very scarce. 72pp. With 5 coloured composite plates and b&w illustrations/diagrams in text.

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        The Anatomy of Melancholy,

      Philadelphia: T. Wardle,, 1836. What it is, With All the Kinds, Causes, Symptoms, Prognostics, and Several Causes of It… by Democritus Junior. With a Satyricall Preface, Conducing to the Following Discourse. New Edition, Corrected: To Which is Prefixed, an Account of the Author. In Two Volumes. 2 volumes, octavo. Original purple cloth, titles to spines in gilt. Spines faded, a few points of wear to spine ends, light rubbing to extremities, foxing to text blocks, spine starting to split vol. 1, a small tear to the top of the front joint vol. 2. A very good pair. First US edition, uncommon in the publisher's cloth. First published in 1621, the title page indicated that this is the "first American [edition], from the thirteenth English edition, corrected." The Anatomy "was one of the most popular books of the seventeenth century. All the learning of the age as well as its humour – and its pedantry – are there. It has something in common with Brant's Ship of Fools, Erasmus's Praise of Folly, and More's Utopia, with Rabelais and Montaigne and like all these it exercised a considerable influence on the thought of the time. Dr Johnson deeply admired it, and Charles Lamb's often and strongly expressed devotion served to rescue the Anatomy from a brief period of oblivion" (PMM 120).

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        Johnsoniana; or, Supplement to Boswell, being, anecdotes and sayings of Dr. Johnson

      John Murray, 1836 - Engraved frontispiece (cut a little close), additional title and 43 plates, one folding, some with tissue guards Spine a little sunned, some foxing, mostly to plates, otherwise a very nice copy Modern half calf, spine gilt and with red leather label gilt, marbled boards [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Examen théorique et pratique de la méthode curative du Docteur Hahnemann nomée homéopathie.

      3 Bände. 328 S., 392 S., 1 Bl., 489 S. Dekorative HLdr.-Bde. d. Zt. Estreicher 7108 Wellcome II, 166 Tischner S.742: "... das erste selbständige Werk über Homöopathie in französ. Sprache, das jedoch in Frankreich, wofür es wohl eigentlich bestimmt war, wenig beachtet worden ist, jedoch in Polen, Rußland und Italien mehr gewirkt zu haben scheint. Im ganzen steht das Werk auf dem rechtgläubigen Standpunkt Hahnemanns" - Der Elsässer Bigel, Leibarzt des Großfürsten Konstantin in Warschau, war einer der ersten Homöopathen in Polen und Russland (St. Petersburg). - Alle Bände mit 1836 datierten handschriftl. Besitzeintrag von Reverend Thomas Roupell Everest (1801-1855), der Patient Hahnemanns war und später u. a. in seinen Predigten die Homöopathie verbreitete. Der durch eine Grippeepidemie und Asthma schwer erkrankte Everest ging nach Frankreich und wurde dort seiner Überzeugung nach von Hahnemann geheilt um 1843 kehrte er nach England zurück und war dort maßgeblich an dem Erfolg der Homöopathie in England beteiligt. Sein Bruder George Everest (1790-1866), ebenfalls Patient Hahnemanns, ist der Namensgeber des Mount Everest. - Etwas berieben und bestoßen. Hübsches Exemplar in zeitgenössischen englischen Einbänden, mit Bindermarke R. Bailey in Thornbury & Wotton.

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        The Naturalist's Library. Ornothology. Vol VI. Parrots.

      Edinburgh: W.H. Lizars & Stirling & Kenney 1836 - 8vo. (18.5 x 12cm.) pp.187+5+6+36. Original plum patterned cloth, gilt title within a decorative panel to spine. Engraved bookplate of George Buchanan to front pastedown. 32 plates including engraved portrait of Thomas Bewick. Spine rubbed, slight shelfwear to head and tail of spine, plates in very good condition. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Nature

      Boston: James Munroe & Co., 1836 Boston: James Munroe & Co., 1836. First edition, second state with the corrected pagination on page 94 (no priority). Publisher's original blue cloth, decoratively stamped in blind and lettered in gilt (BAL frame A, cloth H). An about very good copy with light wear and sunning to extremities, front hinge very slightly starting, moderate foxing to text block, and a small hole in the rear free endpaper. Overall still a very attractive copy with bright gilt lettering on the original publisher's binding. Housed in a custom folding box. BAL 5181. From the library of Pulitzer Prize winning author Kenneth Silverman. This essay, originally published anonymously, was one of the first works to establish the principles of the Transcendentalist movement, of which Emerson was a founding member. Transcendentalism arose in response to growing intellectualism and spirituality at the time, and focused on prioritizing the individual experience and intuition, especially in relation to the natural world, over resolute empirical science. In Nature, Emerson explores the relationship between humans and nature, specifically how humans respond to nature's inherent beauty. Notably, Nature became a major influence for later transcendentalist writer, Henry David Thoreau, who drew on his inspiration from Emerson's essay for his famous work, Walden. Chiefly a biographer, Professor Kenneth Silverman co-directed the American Civilization program at NYU, and won not only the Pulitzer but also the Bancroft Prize for his work The Life and Times of Cotton Mather. Other notable works of his include biographies of Edgar Allan Poe and Samuel F. B. Morse. A magician himself, he also profiled the life of Harry Houdini. . First Edition. Hard Cover. Very Good.

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        Memorie delle Tipografie Calabresi compilate da Vito Capialbi ... con un'Appendice sopra alcune Biblioteche di Calabria ed un Discorso sulla Tipografia Montelionese.

      Dalla Tipografia di Porcelli - Napoli, 1836. INTERLINGUE 0,23 Volume intonso della prima metà del XIX secolo in 8°, stato discreto, coperta in carta, mancante il piatto anteriore, alcuni segni del tempo, legatura forte, tagli lievemente bruniti con accenno di fioritura e barbe, pagine ben conservate. Su frontespizio bella marca tipografica in nero. Presenta lettera dedicatoria, un 'Appendice su alcune Biblioteche di Calabria, anch'essa con lettera dedicatoria, e un Discorso sulla tipografia Montelionese. Eleganti testatine in nero. Lingue: Italiano, Latino, Greco. USATO

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        Essays on the principles of charitable institutions: being an attempt to ascertain what are the plans best adapted to improve the physical and moral condition of the lower orders in England.

      London: Longman Rees Orme Brown Green & Longman 1836 - 8vo., xv + (1) + 371 + (1)pp., followed by a 12-page booklist, original green cloth with printed spine label, uncut. A very good copy. First edition: uncommon. Goldsmiths 29623. Kress C.4117. A second part was projected, [but was never published due to the author's illness,] for which there is a prospectus at the end of the volume (pp.367-371). The author (sadly anonymous) of this particularly thoughtful study of the real ends of pre-Victorian charity presents his theme in the context of current government and public policy towards the poor. 'The well being of a large portion of the community . seems so materially to depend on a thorough investigation of what constitutes the real interests of the poor, that it is thought desirable another season should not be suffered to pass without an endeavour to call the attention of the public to a subject of such great importance'. (pp. v-vi). The unfinished work is a collection of nine linked essays, of which the first five attempt to analyse the causes of poverty - 'external', 'moral', and 'on that poverty which arises from individual and blameless misfortune, and on the remedial principles which are appropriate to it'. The remaining essays (p.138 onwards) consider charities for the poor and the relief of indigence, support charities (e.g. loan funds, provident associations, friendly benefit clubs and savings' banks), and, finally, public or government schemes, including cheap food programmes, employment opportunities, home colonization of waste lands, cottage farms, allotments and so forth. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Letters from physicians - 15 an ihn gerichtete Briefe von (meist britischen) Medizinern des 19. Jahrhunderts.

      - Die Briefe sind leicht getönt, teilweise etwas staubfleckig, vereinzelt mit Nadellöchern; beiliegend 8 weitere an Hart gerichtete Briefe. Ernest Abraham Hart (1836-1898), englischer Ophthalmologe und Medizinpublizist, seit 1866 Redakteur des "British Medical Journal", der Zeitschrift der British Medical Association. Die - durchweg eigenhändigen - Briefe stammen von: John George Adami (1862-1926), Pathologe. - Cambridge ("Jesus College") 25.IX.1892, 4 Seiten 8°, mit Eingangsstempel. Über seine seine Berufung an die McGill University in Montreal sowie Beiträge zu dem Journal betreffend. - 1888 hatte sich Adami mit Tollwut infiziert und berichtete von seiner Behandlung am Pasteur-Institut. Alfred Baker (1815-1898), Chirurg, Mitbegründer des Birmingham Medical Institute. - Birmingham 31.V.1887, 1 2/3 Seiten 8°. ". I quite take your view of the Council . I do not see how such an Association could be successfully carried on without some such body ." James Henry Bennet (1816-1891), Badearzt, trug wesentlich zur Popularisierung der französischen Riviera bei. Wohl Menton 4.X.1875, 4 Seiten 8°. Dank für einen seine Arbeit würdigenden Artikel. John Hughes Bennett (1812-1875), Physiologe und Pathologe, beschrieb als Erster die pathologischen Veränderungen des Blutes bei Leukämie. - Nizza 10.I.1875, 1 Seite gr.-8°, Randdefekte. Übersendet "the conclusion of the Report. I might have extended it more, had not your heading Article . rendered it unnecessary. I am truly thankful that it has not killed me and that I may survive long enough to meet you in Edinburgh next August" (bei dem Kongress der British Medical Association). - Aus dem Todesjahr. Francis Stephen Bennet de Chaumont (1833-1888), Feldarzt und Militärhygieniker. - Southampton 18.IV.1880, 1 3/4 Seiten 8°. Hinweis auf Druckfehler in Harts "excellent pamphlet on vaccination". William Hudson Daly (1842-1901), Laryngologe. - Pittsburgh 5.I.1898, 1 Seite gr.-8°, Ränder stärker fleckig. Genesungswünsche im Namen der American Social Science Association John Eric Erichsen (1818-1896), Chirurg von Weltruf, Leibchirurg der Königin Victoria. - London 2.V.1888, 1 2/3 Seiten 8°. Antwort auf eine Einladung - ". I have an engagement this evening which will prevent my calling ." Randle Wilbraham Falconer (1816-1881), Badearzt und Medizinschriftsteller. - Bath 1.III.1878, 2 Seiten 8°. Betrifft "a meeting of the Com(it)tee of Council". William Tennant Gairdner (1824-1907), Kliniker und Hygieniker. - Glasgow 13.I.1893. 2 Seiten 8° (stärker fleckig, eine Ecke abgeschnitten). Amüsierte Notiz über "The Times occasional correspondent re. Mesmerism". William Alexander Mackinnon (1830-1897), Chirurg und Generalarzt, seit 1889 Director-General of the British Army Medical Service. - London 7.VII.1894, 1 Seite 8°, auf einem Briefbogen des "War Office". Antwort auf eine Einladung. Sir Isambard Owen (1850-1927), trug wesentlich zur Gründung der University of Wales (1893) bei. - London 26.I.1893, 1 1/2 Seiten 8°. Antwort auf eine Einladung zum Dinner. John Henry Philpot (1855-1938), Venerologe, publizierte über Gonorrhoe bei Kindern. - London 11.XII.1885, 3 Seiten 8°. Empfiehlt Dr. Abercrombie, seinen Mitarbeiter an der eingestellten medizinischen Zeitschrift "The Medical Times and Gazette". Charles Smart Roy (1854-1897), Pathologe. - Cambridge 15.III.1893, 1 Seite 8°. Einladung: ". It will give Mrs. Roy & myself the greatest pleasure in the world to have your company on Monday next ." William Scovell Savory (1826-1895), Chirurg, Anatom und Physiologe. - London 23.III. ohne Jahr, 1 Seite 8°. Antwort auf eine Einladung - ". I wish I could ." Daniel Hack Tuke (1827-1895), Psychiater, sein "Manual of Psychological Medicine" galt lange als Standardwerk. - London 8.V. ohne Jahr, 2 Seiten 8°. Ankündigung seines Besuchs. ". I have seen Bramwell & he will be with me ." Beiliegend 8 weitere an Hart gerichtete Briefe, u.a. von dem Kunstkritiker . [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        First Annual Report of the Colonization Commissioners of South Australia to His Majesty's Principal Secretary of State for the Colonies. 1836.... Ordered, by the House of Commons, to be printed, 28 July 1836

      [London, The King's Printer], 1836. Foolscap folio, 40, [2] (endorsement leaf, printed verso only) pages plus a hand-coloured map by Samuel Arrowsmith ('Part of Southern Australia from the 132° to 141° degree of East Longitude', 187 x 293 mm, with an inset map of Australia). Modern buckram lettered in gilt on the spine; three horizontal creases where the report had been folded for filing; first and last pages a little tanned; the endorsement leaf foxed, chipped and torn (but now backed with tissue paper and very stable), with old tape repairs to the tears (and with tiny tape repairs to three other pages); a decent copy with the map in fine condition. Apart from the annual report proper of the Commissioners (under Chairman Robert Torrens), this paper (Number 491) contains twelve appendices, including letters of instructions to leading officials. Wakefield's self-supporting system of colonization, administered by the South Australian Colonization Commission, failed and the commission was dissolved in January 1840 after issuing just four of these reports. Ferguson 2130.

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        Autograph letter signed ("RSchumann").

      [Leipzig, October/November 1836]. - Small 4to. ½ p. With autograph address. To the French composer and pianist Camille-Marie Stamaty, asking to send him his "Concerto", presumably Stamaty's Piano Concerto in A minor, op. 2, on which Schumann would publish an article the following year in "Neue Zeitschrift für Musik": "Ayez la bonté de m'envoyer par vôtre Mercure votre Concerto. Je le veux dévorer, m'affairer etc. Mad. Voigt vous attends aujourdhui: ditez à elle sur son jeu tout ce que vous voulez [.]". - Minor chipping due to breaking the seal.

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        Switzerland. Illustrated in a Series of Views Taken Expressly for this Work by W.H. Bartlett. 2 Bde. Mit 58 u. 50 Stahlstich-Taf. sowie 1 gef. Karte.

      London Virtue 1836 - 4°. 1 Bl., IV(2), 188 S. + Tafeln u. 2 Bll., 152 S. + Tafeln u. Karte. Ldr. d. Zt. m. verg. D.-Fileten, R.- u. Stehkantenverg. (etwas berieben, bestoßen u. beschabt). Folge von eindrucksvollen Landschafts- und Ortsansichten der Schweiz in insgesamt gutem Erhaltungszustand. - Insgesamt leicht stockfleckig, Hemdchen gebräunt. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        L'Ingénieux Hidalgo Don Quichotte de la Manche (2 tomes - Complet).

      J.-J. Dubochet et Cie 1836 - Traduit et annoté par Louis Viardot, vignettes de Tony Johannot, 2 vol. grand in-8 reliure de l'époque demi-veau cerisedos lisse orné en long, J.-J. Dubochet et Cie, Paris, 1836 (tome 1), 1837 (tome 2), Tome 1 : 1 ff. (fx.-titre), 1 ff. (dessin de T. Johannot gravé par Porret et tiré sur Chine volant), 1 ff. (frontispice gravé par Andrew, Best et Leloir), 1 ff. (titre), 744 pp. ; Tome 2 : 1 ff. (fx.-titre), 1 ff. (dessin de T. Johannot gravé par Brevière et tiré sur Chine volant), 1 ff. (frontispice gravé par Andrew, Best et Leloir), 1 ff. (titre), 758 pp. Bel exemplaire en stricte reliure d'époque pour ce grand classique de la littérature mondiale et de l'illustration romantique (800 vignettes de Tony Johannot gravées sur bois). Exemplaire de premier tirage, conforme aux indications de Brivois (la figure de la page 256 a le regard tourné à droite, à la différence des autres tirages). Bon exemplaire, frais (très lég. frott. en dos). Vicaire, II, 156 ; Escoffier, 1215 ; Carteret, III, 136 ; Brivois, 90 Langue: Français [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Memorie Istoriche della Città di Gallipoli raccolte da Bartolomeo Ravenna e dedicate ai suoi concittadini

      Presso Raffaele Miranda - Napoli, NAPOLI 1836 - INTERLINGUE Volume acefalo della prima metà dell'800 in stato discreto, magnifica coperta in pelle con elementi decorativi e caratteri incisi in oro su dorso, bella cornice incisa a secco ed in oro su piatti, alcuni segni del tempo, fioritura sparsa, tagli appena bruniti, risguardia e controguardia costituite da fogli a righe, pagine in buono stato, con marginalia. Mancante di frontespizio, lettera dedicatoria ai concittadini, prefazione. V tavole, quattro delle quali fuori formato, ben piegate, con incisioni di Cataneo, una su disegno di Francesco Montuori, quelle fuori formato su disegno dal vero di Cipriano d'Andrea. In fondo al volume, prima dell'Indice Alfabetico, scritto del Canonico Penitenziario Pasquale Statila "Auctori concivi suo congratulatur, et gratias agit", e "Sonetto del Signor Canonico D. Nicola Cataldi in lode del Signor D. Bartolomeo Ravenna .". Lingue: Italiano, Latino.

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        Memoirs of the Life, Exile, and Conversations, of the Emperor Napoleon

      London: Published for Henry Colburn, by Richard Bentley, 1836.. FINELY BOUND, New Edition. In four volumes. Crown octavo (17 x 11cm), pp.[2] 400 [2]; pp.[2] 400 [2]; pp.[2] 400 [2]; pp.[2] 426 [2]. With 17 engraved and etched plates and two folding maps, including a frontispiece to each volume. In contemporary dark aquamarine half calf with raised bands, gilt titles to red labels on spines and marbled boards. All edges and endpapers marbled. Armorial bookplate of Frank Hayward to front pastedown of each volume. Some browning to prelims, and around etched plates. Light outer wear; very good overall. A hugely popular book first published in 1822 as 'Le Mémorial de Sainte-Hélène', then translated into English the following year. This set represents the scarce revised text published during the 1830's. The Comte de Las Cases acted as Napoleon's secretary during the first part of his exile to Saint Helena, where he was able to collect large amounts of material for this heavily edited account.

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        RACCOLTA DI CARTE TOPOGRAFICHE DELLA BRIANZA. Gio. Brenna, I.R. 1° Tenente Ingegnere Geografo in pensione, rilevò dal terreno, disegnò e diresse.

      presso Ferd. Artaria e Figlio. Importante raccolta di 9 carte topografiche in b.n. della Brianza, disegnate dal Brenna ed incise in rame da vari artisti, ciascuna (mm. 368 x 457) suddivisa in 4 rettangoli, telata e ripiegata. La collezione è così composta: - Foglio di "Cantù", inciso da Giovanni Prada, pubblicato nel mese di dicembre 1851. Sono evidenziati: Casnate - Fecchio - Bregnano - Mariano. - Foglio di "Barlassina", inciso da B. Bressanini, pubblicato nel mese di agosto 1837. Sono evidenziati: Rovellasco - Cabiate - Solaro - Cesano Maderno. - Foglio di "Bollate", inciso da G. Biasioli, pubblicato nel mese di marzo 1836. Sono evidenziati: Cass. Pertusella - Varedo - Terrazzano - Cusano. - Foglio di "Erba", inciso da Gio. Prada, pubblicato nel mese di giugno 1845. Sono evidenziati: Lezza - Suello - Anzano - Sirone. - Foglio di "Briosco", inciso da Leone Zucoli, pubblicato nel mese di giugno 1841. Sono evidenziati: Fabbrica - Barzago - Giussano - Casate Nuovo. - Foglio di "Carate", inciso da G. Cattaneo, pubblicato nel mese di agosto 1838. Sono evidenziati: Paina - Camparada - Desio - Arcore. - Foglio di "Monza", inciso da G. Biasioli, pubblicato nel mese di marzo 1836. Sono evideniati: Muggiò - Vedano - Cinisello - Brugherio, - Foglio di "Bonate", inciso da Leone Zucoli, pubblicato nel mese di dicembre 1841. Sono evidenziati: il fiume Adda - Medolago - Roncola - Osio. - Foglio di "Trezzo", inciso da Leone Zucoli, pubblicato a Milano del mese di novembre 1842. Sono evidenziati: Masate - Brembate - Ciserano - Pontirolo. La raccolta, tutta ben conservata, è contenuta in 2 astucci in cartoncino coevo (mm. 183x150).

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        Das Neue Testament unseres Herrn und Heylandes Jesu Christi

      Henry Kurtz, Osnaburg, Starck County, Ohio 1836 - Small Octavo. 450 (6)pp. Original calf with metal clasps. Printed in two columns. Includes the four gospels, the history of the apostles by Luke, Paul, Peter, John and other epistles in a translation of Martin Luther. At rear a list of all books of the New Testament, Luther's warning to credit him in case of using his actual text, a brief epilog of the printer, instructions for the use of epistles on Sundays and Holidays and epistles relating to the apostle and other holidays which are celebrated in only some places. The printing date in this edition is blurred.Text in German. Binding rubbed with light wear along edges; one metal clasp missing. Exlibris on inside front cover and additional owner's name inked to this page. Small burn mark, not penetrating to front free endpapers and title page. Brief inked notes to back free endpaper and inside back cover. Medium foxing throughout. Binding and interior in good- to good condition. Henry (Heinrich) Kurtz (1796-1874) came to America in 1817 at the age of 21. He became a pastor at the Western Pennsylvania parish in 1823. Right from the beginning there were rumblings of dissatisfaction due to his advanced ideas about communal movements and his blunt, at times untactful behavior. He resigned and left for Columbiana County in Ohio and on to Starck County soon after where he became a printer and planner for communal society. In 1825 the first issue of his "Wiedergefundenes Paradies" (Found Again Paradise) was published. Among many other contributions in 1826 Kurtz published the constitution of the Harmony Society, a Christian theosophy and pietist society, originally founded in Germany Johann Georg Rapp, who's Indiana settlement had been sold to Robert Owen who renamed the society "New Harmony." In the same year the first meeting of Kurtz's friends of the Christliche Industrie Gesellschaft Concordia took place in the same year, a society to establish an educational institute, a house for the care of the elderly, a library, a printing shop, a general hospital and a Union church. Among the many publications of the printing shop was the New Testament, a translation into German by Martin Luther in 1836. The first German Lutheran New Testament published in America was printed in 1743. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Letters, Conversations and Recollections

      London: Edward Moxon, 1836. First edition. xii, 234, [2, ads]; [iv], 240 pp. 2 vols. 8vo. Uncut in publisher's drab boards, printed paper spine labels. Covers worn and stained, portion of vol. I spine separated. In custom yellow cloth folding boxes. First edition. xii, 234, [2, ads]; [iv], 240 pp. 2 vols. 8vo. Collection of letters and reminiscences edited by Coleridge's close friend Thomas Allsop. Four Coleridge poems are printed here for the first time. Wise, Coleridge 84. Provenance: Oliver Brett, 3d Viscount Esher (bookplate)

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        An Eulogium upon the Life and Character of the Hon. Benjamin Parke; delivered at Indianapolis, on the 1st day of June, 1836, at the request of the members of the Bar

      Indianapolis: Bolton & Livingston, Printers, 1836. Very Good. First edition. Octavo. 16pp. Removed from a bound volume. Faint stamp of a philosophical society, horizontal fold (possibly as mailed), else very good. Eulogy of Parke, important Indiana politician and soldier. On the final leaf the book is inscribed to Joseph Ray by Daniel Drake: "J.B. Ray. Doct. Danl. Drake, City of Cincinnati, Ohio."Drake was an important American physician and social reformer, in 1819 he helped organize the Medical College of Ohio in Cincinnati. Ray was a professor of mathematics and wrote several books on the subject, beginning in 1834 with An Introduction to Ray's Eclectic Arithmetic, the first of a series of six textbooks which became the most popular and widely used American mathematics textbooks of the 19th Century. They also formed the basis for Ray's Mathematical Series of textbooks. As late as 1913, annual sales exceeded a quarter of a million copies a year, and total sales of the arithmetic books alone are estimated at 120 million copies. The success of Ray's Arithmetic series prompted his publisher to seek an author for a set of readers. They chose William Holmes McGuffey, who joined Ray on the faculty of Woodward College in Cincinnati, where he wrote the McGuffey Readers which surpassed even Ray's Arithmetic to become the most popular textbook ever written. OCLC locates seven copies of this pamphlet over two records.

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        Geology and Mineralogy.

      London: William Pickering,, 1836. Considered with Reference to Natural Theology. 2 volumes, octavo (221 x 140 mm). Contemporary full tree calf, raised bands and rich gilt decoration to spines, red and green labels, elaborate gilt border to covers, board edges gilt, remains of cloth page markers, marbled endpapers and edges. 87 plates, of which 6 folding, one large hand-coloured. Bookplate of Edward Nicholas Hurt to front pastedowns. A few scuff marks to covers. Otherwise a fine pair. First edition of this seminal geological treatise, which lays out Buckland's theories on deistic evolution and progressive creationism. The sixth Bridgwater Treatise, this work was written at the bequest of Francis Henry Egerton, 8th Earl of Bridgwater in order to explore "the Power, Wisdom, and Goodness of God, as manifested in Creation". Never a biblical literalist, "it could be argued that more than anyone else he [Buckland] was responsible for making geology, and in particular the concept of 'deep time', acceptable to the Anglican establishment centred on Oxford, and so for paving the way for the Darwinian revolution" (ODNB).

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        Journey Through Arabia Petraea to Mount Sinai, and the Excavated City of Petra, the Edom of the Prophecies

      John Murray, London 1836 - Handsome original antique leatherbound edition of Journey Through Arabia Petraea to Mount Sinai, and the Excavated City of Petra, the Edom of the Prophecies, printed more than 178 years ago.This book is bound in full leather, with gilt decoration and gilt-lettered spine, with raised bands. It was published in 1836 by John Murray, Albemarle Street, London, and is the First Edition in English of the text by Marquis Léon Emmanuel Simon Joseph de Laborde. Laborde was an important early 19th-century French artist, art scholar and archaeologist, known through both his writings and his art. This book is his account of a visit to the newly-discovered site of Petra, illustrated with lithographs of his own drawings as well as a number by Louis Linant de Bellefonds. It includes various maps and plans, and an introductory essay on different aspects of the region, such as travel, pilgrimage, and trade.The book measures 22 x 14.5 cm [8-1/2" x 5-3/4"] and has 331 pages. The Map of Arabia Petraea unfolds to 10-1/2" x 8-1/2". There are more than two dozen full-page views, along with numerous engraved illustrations in the text, and a full-page map titled Plan of the Ruins of Petra, Drawn on the Spot in 1829 by Leon de Laborde. The original silk ribbon page marker is present and intact, and the endpapers are richly marbled. A tiny bookseller's label is affixed on the front endpaper, along with a bookplate from the library of Garry Owen. Garry Owen was a vice president of Aramco (Arabian American Oil Company) and an envoy to the court of King Saud bin Abdul-Aziz Al Saud. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Traite theorique et pratique: de l'agriculure, adapte à la culture et a l'economie des productions animales et vegetales de cet art en Canada

      Montreal: Louis Perrault 1836-1837 - first edition; xiv, 325, [3] pp., frontis., plates; original blue boards & brown leather backstrip, old moisture stain to final 20 pages, top edge untrimmed, hence text unopened, covers soiled, leather spine dry and tattered. Photos available upon request.

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        The Travels of Richard and John Lander into the Interior of Africa

      for the Discovery of the Course and Termination of the River Niger ...First edition. Frontispiece portrait, lithograph title page, map & 6 plates. 8vo. Original green pebble grain cloth, endpapers browned, bookplate to front pastedown. 782pp. London, John Saunders,

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        The Thistle or Anglo-Caledonian Journal.

      London: Francis Baisler 1836 - 8vo., iv + 484pp., with a 'withdrawn' rubber stamp of the Church of Scotland on general title-page, contemporary half calf, label lettered in gilt on spine, spine and corners worn and upper joint split, but text in good, unmarked, state of preservation. Complete and all published (being issue no.1 for January 1836 - issue no.12 for December 1836). Probably rare, COPAC locating complete copies only at NLS + Bodleian + Aberdeen. Not listed by Wiener (Unstamped British periodicals 1830-1836>). A London publication, this seems to have been aimed principally at the ex-pat Scots living in England. ('They now commit this first flowering of The Thistle> to the indulgent consideration of their countrymen in England .'. (Prefatory address, p.2). The journal itself is a typical pot-pourri of articles, letters to the editor, news pieces, and so forth. These include an article by Chalmers on parochial destitution in Scotland, various articles on schools, university education, Church of Scotland's missionary work, Highland emigrants, the northern whale fishery, and several pieces on the role of the Church of Scotland in England. There is also some poetry. In his final Editorial Envoy,> the editor explains to the reader why the journal was ceasing publication. It would be replaced by The Scottish Presbyterian Record; or, Anglo-Caledonian Journal> which would be 'less of the world, and more of the gospel, than the Thistle'. [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        Autograph Letter Signed by Lewis Cass (1782-1866).

      Washington, D.C: Manuscript, 1836. First Edition . Unbound. Very good+ condition. 1 page autograph letter entirely in Cass' hand and signed by him, addressed to John Hardin McHenry (1797-1871), Kentucky Commonwealth attorney, U.S. Rep. 1845-7, Colonel in KY militia. Americana, Michigania.

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        Geology and Mineralogy. Considered with Reference to Natural Theology.

      London: William Pickering, 1836 - 2 volumes, octavo (221 x 140 mm). Contemporary full tree calf, raised bands and rich gilt decoration to spines, red and green labels, elaborate gilt border to covers, board edges gilt, remains of cloth page markers, marbled endpapers and edges. Bookplate of Edward Nicholas Hurt to front pastedowns. A few scuff marks to covers. Otherwise a fine pair. 87 plates, of which 6 folding, one large hand-coloured. First edition of this seminal geological treatise, which lays out Buckland's theories on deistic evolution and progressive creationism. The sixth Bridgwater Treatise, this work was written at the bequest of Francis Henry Egerton, 8th Earl of Bridgwater in order to explore "the Power, Wisdom, and Goodness of God, as manifested in Creation". Never a biblical literalist, "it could be argued that more than anyone else he [Buckland] was responsible for making geology, and in particular the concept of 'deep time', acceptable to the Anglican establishment centred on Oxford, and so for paving the way for the Darwinian revolution" (ODNB). Donovan 31. [Attributes: First Edition]

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        Full Particulars of the Murder, That was Committed on the Body of..

      1836. "Horrid and Barbarous Murder Committed at Stapleton" [Broadside]. [Murder]. [Bartlett, Charles S. (d. 1837)]. [Lewis, Mary (d. 1836)]. Full Particulars of the Murder, That was Committed on the Body of Mary Lewis, By Charles S. Bartlett, her Son-in-Law, On Saturday, September 10, 1836. With the Copies of Two Letters, That he Wrote to his Wife and Father-in-Law; Also Giving an Account of the Funeral of the Murdered Woman. Bristol: John Bonner, [c.1837]. 20" x 15" broadside. Three woodcuts, the largest of these, depicting the murder, has coloring in red ink depicting blood coming from the head of the victim. Main text in three columns, verses at foot text in five columns. Moderate toning and light foxing, horizontal fold line through center, folds, repaired tears to upper left corner with loss of a few words, without loss of sense, a few small holes along fold. $4,500. * Bartlett was the leading actor of Inglestone's San Pareil Theatre company, who had been playing at the nearby annual fair at St. James' Barton, Bristol. He had been married to Sarah Lewis for only a couple of months before the discovery of his mother-in-law's body. It transpires that before their marriage Sarah's father had handed over a dowry of ?47 to Bartlett, with the caveat that no more money would be forthcoming until the death of Mary Lewis. Bartlett had been seen alone with Mary on a number of occasions in the days leading up to her murder. With evidence stacking up against him Bartlett was arrested and committed to trial, where he pleaded "not guilty." However, he was found guilty by the jury and executed on April 15, 1837. There is a vivid account of this case in the Newgate Calendar: www.exclassics.com/newgate/ng885.htm. No copies located on OCLC.

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        Collection of Hoffman ephemera Collection from his travels in Europe

      19 items of handwritten ephemera from John Hoffman Collamore (1816-1896), traveler and member of the Columbian Lodge, Boston, MA (Founded by Paul Revere) and Member of the Massachusetts Genealogical Society. All items from 1836 through 1860's when he resided in France and took part in the French Wars of the 1860's. Hand written receipts of purchased items and lodging expenses and a note in Collamore's hand about an itinerary of his travel in Europe. After extensive travel all over the US, Latin America and Europe, John Collamore returned to Boston and lived out the remainder of this life in Boston. John Hoffman Collamore was born in Boston, November 21, 1816. He was the son of Gilman and Maria Eliza (Hoffman) Collamore. The father was an importer and dealer in china and crockery ware. The son had his education in the old Salem Street Academy and in Chauncy Hall School. In his youth he was exceedingly ford of travel, and had a special love for the sea. He made one voyage as a common sailor. He crossed to Europe in the sloop-of-war "Jamestown" and remained there nearly twenty years, tramping over the continent and canoeing up from the great revers, such as the Seine and the Rhone. Having influence with the French government, he was permitted to accompany its army during the Franco-Austro-Italian war, and was an eye-witness of the battles of Solferino and Magenta. Re-crossing the ocean, he traveled through the United States, Mexico, the West Indies, South America and the Hawaiian Islands, always walking when it was possible to do so. At length, feeling the approach of age, he returned to Boston, made himself a home on Columbus Avenue, and settled down amid books and works of art. He was one of the trustees of Mt. Hope Cemetery. He was a well-known member of the Ancient and Honorable Artillery Company. In 1890 he joined the Masonic Fraternity and passed rapidly through all its grades, to the highest. He was very generous in his relations to the order. There is hardly a Masonic organization in Boston or its immediate vicinity that has not received substantial tokens of his regard. In his will he bequeathed sums amounting to $64,000 to the charity funds of various Masonic bodies. Mr. Collamore became a member of the New England Historic Genealogical Society in 1894. He was never married, but left three adopted children. He died in Boston, November 3, 1896. "memorial biographies of the New England historic genealogical society, Towne Memorial fund Volume IX 1890-1897. Boston: Published by the Society 18 Somerset St. 1908" "Brother John Hoffman Collamore (November 21, 1816 - November 3, 1896) - was a traveler and philanthropist. Born in the city of Boston, Mass., November 21, 1816. He received his education first at the Old Salem Street Academy, then entered the Chauncey Hall School. He worked in a Boston counting house for several years, but the urge to travel proved too strong, and he went to sea, being one among the first to volunteer to travel to Ireland to provide relief to those suffering from terrible famine. Brother Collamore became from this time forward a great traveler, and for many years devoted his travels over a great part of Europe on foot. At one time he was absent from the United States for eighteen years. After his return from Europe, he next went to South America, and visited many parts of that then little known continent; also visiting the Sandwich Islands, Mexico and the West Indies. Returning to the United States, he next began a series of tours, during which he visited nearly every state and territory in the Union, including Alaska. At the close of these tours he settled in Boston, and devoted himself to the care and management of his extensive financial interests. He was made a Master Mason in Columbian Lodge, Boston, on January 2nd, 1890, and very quickly became active in Many Masonic organizations, including:; St. Andrew's Royal Arch Chapter, Boston Commandery, Knights Templar, Boston Council, Lafayette Lodge of Perfection, Giles F. Yates Council, Princes of Jerusalem, Mount Olivet Chapter, Rose-Croix, and Massachusetts Consistory. At the Session of the Supreme Council of the Northern Masonic Jurisdiction of the United States, held at Providence, R. I., in September 1892, Brother Collamore was elected to the Honorary Grade of Sovereign Grand Inspector-General (33°). Brother Collamore was widely esteemed for his great love for and interest in the welfare of the Fraternity; shown by him not only through his personal activity and zeal in the work, but through the many substantial gifts he has made to the several branches of the Order with which he is identified. Among these, worthy of special mention, is the Columbian Lodge burial plot at the Mt. Auburn Cemetery in Cambridge, MA." courtesy of Columbian Lodge A.F. & A.M.

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        RACCOLTA DI CARTE TOPOGRAFICHE DELLA BRIANZA. Gio. Brenna, I.R. 1° Tenente Ingegnere Geografo in pensione, rilevò dal terreno, disegnò e diresse.

      Milano, presso Ferd. Artaria e Figlio, 1836-1851. Importante raccolta di 9 carte topografiche in b.n. della Brianza, disegnate dal Brenna ed incise in rame da vari artisti, ciascuna (mm. 368 x 457) suddivisa in 4 rettangoli, telata e ripiegata. La collezione è così composta: - Foglio di “Cantù”, inciso da Giovanni Prada, pubblicato nel mese di dicembre 1851. Sono evidenziati: Casnate - Fecchio - Bregnano - Mariano. - Foglio di “Barlassina”, inciso da B. Bressanini, pubblicato nel mese di agosto 1837. Sono evidenziati: Rovellasco - Cabiate - Solaro - Cesano Maderno. - Foglio di “Bollate”, inciso da G. Biasioli, pubblicato nel mese di marzo 1836. Sono evidenziati: Cass. Pertusella - Varedo - Terrazzano - Cusano. - Foglio di “Erba”, inciso da Gio. Prada, pubblicato nel mese di giugno 1845. Sono evidenziati: Lezza - Suello - Anzano - Sirone. - Foglio di “Briosco”, inciso da Leone Zucoli, pubblicato nel mese di giugno 1841. Sono evidenziati: Fabbrica - Barzago - Giussano - Casate Nuovo. - Foglio di “Carate”, inciso da G. Cattaneo, pubblicato nel mese di agosto 1838. Sono evidenziati: Paina - Camparada - Desio - Arcore. - Foglio di “Monza”, inciso da G. Biasioli, pubblicato nel mese di marzo 1836. Sono evideniati: Muggiò - Vedano - Cinisello - Brugherio, - Foglio di “Bonate”, inciso da Leone Zucoli, pubblicato nel mese di dicembre 1841. Sono evidenziati: il fiume Adda - Medolago - Roncola - Osio. - Foglio di “Trezzo”, inciso da Leone Zucoli, pubblicato a Milano del mese di novembre 1842. Sono evidenziati: Masate - Brembate - Ciserano - Pontirolo. La raccolta, tutta ben conservata, è contenuta in 2 astucci in cartoncino coevo (mm. 183x150).

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        The history and topography of the county of Essex.

      1836 - George Virtue. 1836. 4to. 2 vols. Nineteenth century half brown morocco, marbled boards, spine with gilt rules and tools and red morocco gilt lettering pieces; pp. iv +viii + 696], engraved title page (dated 1842), 35 full page engravings and one map; [2] + 836 pp. engraved title page (dated 1834), and 65 full page engravings,; engraved title pages qutie heavily foxed, foxing scattered throughout, plates mostly clean, very good. First edition. An early work by the noted antiquary with illustrations by William Bartlett, one fo the foremost topographical illustrators of the day. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Friede von Lübeck. Capt. I.C. Bendfeldt. Aquarell, um 1836. 34 x 47,5 cm. Gerahmt.

      1836 - Zweimastbark in stürmischer See, rechts im Hintergrund ein weiteres Segelschiff angedeutet. Dynamisches, überwiegend in Grautönen gehaltenes Schiffsporträt.- Auf beiliegender Fotografie des gleichen Motivs aus dem Lübecker Museum für Kunst und Kulturgeschichte P.H. Lunau zugeschrieben.- > Gewicht in Gramm: 500

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        East India House.

      London 1836 - Hand-coloured engraving with aquatint, showing a bustling London street, a fine impression. Dimensions: 435 by 530mm. (17 by 21 inches).

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        Twelve Months in the British Legion

      John Macrone, London 1836 - viii, 273, xxx p. 20 cm. Cloth hardcover with blank impressing. Gilt print on spine. Corners bumped, small dents in fore-edges, spine faded. Darkened endpapers. Presentation copy signed by author in year of publication on front free endpaper. Also signed by author at top of title page in 1839. Stains to inner margins pp. 142-143, 195-198, and mark on lower corner of p. 193. A few other small spots. In general paper clean and bright. Page torn out after xxx. General George De Lacy Evans raised a force of British half-pay officers and mainly Irish volunteers to fight on behalf of Queen Christina against the usurper Don Carlos in what has become known as the Carlist Wars. Author Charles William Thompson often wrote home to his parents while serving as an ensign in the 9th Regiment, British Legion. As stated in the preface, he wrote of "anything new and striking that fell under his observation in the course of his wanderings." These included Andalusian horses, soaking rain, billets with Spanish families, Cathedral bas-reliefs, prisoners executed by garrote, fever, dysentery, and digging boots out of the mud while wearing white gloves. The author was wounded in the hip at San Sebastian on May 5, 1836, an event graphically described on pages 238-241. Appendix lists officers who died of typhus or in action, as well as general orders and copies of letters. [Attributes: Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

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        The Posthumous Papers of the Pickwick Club. Containing a Faithful Record of the Perambulations, Perils, Travels, Adventures and Sporting Transactions of the Corresponding Members. Edited by “BOZ.” With Illustrations.

      London: Chapman & Hall, 186, Strand, [April 1836 - November 1837]. 8vo., 20 monthly parts in 19 as issued, [1]-26; 27-50; 51-82; 83-114; 115-146; 147-178; 179-210; 211-242; 243-274; [1 address], 275-306; 307-338; 339-370; [16], 371-402; [24], 403-434; [16], 4, 435-466, 4, [3], 2, [4], 8, [2]; 467-498; [10], 499-530, [1], 16; [2], 531-562, [1], [2], [4], [4]; [2], 563-609, [xvi], [1], [2], [1], [18] pp., 43 engraved plates including the title vignette. Original printed blue wrappers with trade advertisements to inner sides as well as outside back wrappers, with a variety of publishers ads and slips bound-in. Housed in a green silk chemise and green morocco pull-off case with gilt panels and titling. The backstrips and edges are chipped and repaired with about five rebacked, one wrapper is stained, the plates mostly clean but a few foxed or browned, lacks almost all advertisements and slips, the backstrip to the case has sunned to an almost gold-brown. First edition in original parts, with plates after Buss, Seymour and Browne. The wrappers I-XI are late issue, the plates are in a mixed state but with the BLISS plates in part 3, the text is split between the first and second states. Shortly after the appearance of Sketches by Boz, Dickens was approached by young booksellers Edward Chapman and William Hall to write a monthly serial about the “misadventures of a group of cockney sportsmen” (OxfordDNB), the publication achieved unprecedented success among readers of all ages, sexes, and classes, especially after the introduction of the dashingly witty Sam Weller in number four. “After the Bible, Shakespeare, and the ‘Pilgrim’s Progress,’ ‘Pickwick’ is the best-kniwn work in the language” (Thomson 23). Eckel 23-50. Hatton and Cleaver 3-88. Thomson 12.

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        Stephen Douglas

      August 5, 1836. Manuscript Document Signed <I>“Dennis Rockwell clk,”</I> <I>“Mat Stacy,”</I> and <I>“Sam’l S. Brooks,”</I> one page, 15.5” x 12.5”. Morgan County, Illinois, August 5, 1836. Tanned at left edge, horizontal tear from right edge in blank area. Fine condition.<br /><br />Docketed on verso <I>“Abstract Votes for / Senator, additional / Senator & Representa / =tives in 1836.”</I> Listing two candidates for <I>“Senate,”</I> two for <I>“additional / Senator,”</I> and 16 for <I>“Representatives”</I> (including misspelled <I>“Stephen A. Doulass”</I>), and each one’s vote in the 15 precincts of Morgan County. Statement beneath the tally: <I>“We the undersigned do hereby certify that the above is a correct abstract of the votes given for Senator, Additional Senator, and Representatives to the State Legislature, at the several Precincts within said county, at the general Election held on the first day of August Eighteen Hundred & thirty six. Certified by us this 5th day of August AD 1836.”</I><br /><br />Admitted to the bar in 1834, 21-year-old Stephen Arnold Douglas commenced practicing law in Jacksonville, Morgan County, Illinois. Elected State’s Attorney for the Morgan circuit in 1835, it was in this election in 1836 that Douglas began his legislative career, representing Morgan County in the Illinois House of Representatives from 1836-1837; one of his colleagues in the state legislature was Abraham Lincoln of the adjoining Sangamon County. In 1837, Douglas was appointed Register of the Land Office at Springfield. In 1838, the 27-year-old politician was the unsuccessful Democratic candidate for election to the 26th Congress. Appointed Secretary of State of Illinois during the sessions of the legislature in 1840 and 1841 and elected as one of the Judges of the State Supreme Court, he was referred to as “Judge Douglas” by Illinoisans even while serving in the U.S. House of Representatives (1843-1847) and the U.S. Senate (1847-1861).<br /><br />In April 1836, Morgan County held the first county convention ever held in Illinois. The Whigs and the Democrats nominated their slate of candidates. In the August election, the six candidates receiving the most votes of the 16 running for the House were elected: Newton Cloud (1935), Stephen A. Douglas (1926), Joseph Morton (1768), John J. Hardin (1732), Richard Walker (1726), and William W. Happy (1694). The tally of all the candidates by precinct are recorded on this abstract. On December 1, 1836, Douglas resigned as State’s Attorney. When the Illinois House of Representatives convened, 23-year-old Stephen A. Douglas was its youngest member.

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        The Village Coquettes: a comic opera. In two acts. The music by John Hullah.

      Richard Bentley. (Printed by Samuel Bentley.) 1836 - FIRST EDITION. Bound into sl. later full dark green morocco, single-ruled gilt borders, gilt dentelles; hinges sl. rubbed & repaired. t.e.g. An attractive copy. An ms. note on the verso of leading f.e.p. states ?This is a genuine copy of the original edition, I had it in my possession long before the reprint was published. F. Marshall?. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Isis Revelata: An Inquiry Into The Origin, Progress, And Present State Of Animal Magnetism Two Volumes, Set Complete

      Edinburgh/London: Maclachlan & Stewart, Baldwin & Cradock: 1836, Second Edition [First Thus]. William Wilson A. & C. Black, Thomas Stevenson: 1844, Third Edition. Uniformly bound in Contemporary 3/4 Calf with Thick Cloth Boards. Six Compartmented Spines, with Tooled, Gilt Decorated Raised Bands. Gold Gilt Title, Author, Volume Number, Date, with Additional Tooled Gilt Designs Within. Light extremity rubbing, head wear. Quite old repair to Volume One top front joint extremity, holding firmly and Fine, with both volumes hinges in Fine state. Sewn Bindings extremely tight. Top Edge Gilt (T.e.g.), Hand Marbled Ends. Collated Complete, bound with half-titles, Engraved Titles, and additional secondary titles as called for. Internally some light spotting to Vol. II., otherwise both Volumes, bright, clean and Unmarked.. First Thus. Half-Leather/Cloth/Sewn. Very Good+. Illus. by Engraved Titles, w/ Tissue Guards. Drawn by J Stewart, Engraved by W. H. Lizars.. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.

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        Reminiscences of a Literary Life. [Volume 2 subtitled: with Anecdotes of Books and of Book Collectors.]

      London: John Major, 1836. First edition, 2 vols., royal 8vo (235 x 140 mm), 4, xxxii, [4], 556; [2], 557-982pp., includes 4pp., of publishers' ads at start, with a printed slip from the publisher stating "On account of the great and unanticipated extent of this work, the price to Subscribers is unavoidably 1l, 10s. instead of 1l. 5s., as at first advertised...", tipped-in is a A.L.s from Dibdin to John Rawlinson [a subscriber] "Behold my "Reminiscences." All my friends "roar aloud subscribe"and Dring leads the run with his name for 6 copies. I shall push for 1000 and have 400 letters to write in pros fiction...", 2 engraved frontispieces (one a portrait of Dibdin, the other a view of the library at Eshton Hall), 8 further engraved plates (some offset), facsimiles in the text, some light staining to text, nineteenth-century cloth-backed boards, a little soiled, corners rubbed, uncut. On the evening of the sale of the Valdarfer Boccaccio at the Roxburghe Sale, eighteen book collectors met to dine; the group decided to continue meeting annually in honour of the Sale and thus The Roxburghe Club was formed. Dibdin, founder and first vice-president of the Club, here gives a most thorough discussion of the early years of the Club. Bound without the 44 page index which was issued several months after publication of the main work, copies with the index are extremely rare. Provenance: With the bookplate of the Gladstone Library, National Liberal Club. Jackson, 86; Windle & Pippin, A62.

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        A Diary of the Wreck of his Majesty's ship Challenger, on the Western Coast of South America in May, 1835

      1836 - With an Account of the subsequent Encampment of the Officers and Crew, during a period of seven weeks, on the South Coast of Chili.First edition. Folding lithograph frontispiece, a further folding lithograph plate, a folding map & a plan. 8vo. A clean copy in contemporary half morocco, spine gilt, extremities slightly rubbed, some minor restoration to plates. [iv], 160pp. London, Longman [et al], The Challenger departed Rio for the Pacific at the beginning of April 1835. En route, she had intented to stop at Conception (300 miles south of Valparaiso) for wood and water. They rounded Cape Horn, which was predictably stormy, in early May. After a brief respite, poor weather resumed and the ship was wrecked on the 19th. This increasingly uncommon work narrates the wreck as well as the officer's and crew seven weeks ashore. Sabin 19961; Huntress, 135. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        1. Erbeben in China. - (Erdbeben Peking 1836) - 2. Schnee Lawine in der Lombardie.

      Ged(ruckt). bei Joh. Engelmann, 1836, - 20x29 cm, 2 Kupferstich-Abbildungen mit Text auf 1 Blatt, (Abb. je 10 x 14.5 cm), Einblattdruck 23 x 38 cm (Blattgr.) 1. Abbildung: Briefe aus Valsparaiso melden, dass daselbst die Nachricht von der Zerstörung Pekings in China durch ein Erdbeben eingegangen sey; 100.000 Häuser sollen von der Erde verschlungen und an ihrer Stelle ein See von schwarzer Farbe gebildet worden seyn.2. Abbildung: Die Zahl bloss im Veltlin (mit dem hierzu gehörigen Graubündtner Thale v. Poschiavo) durch die Ereignisse umgekommenen Menschen betragt 77 wovon 66 allein in der Frazione Case di Sopra, der Gemeinde Gerola angehörten. Folgen 17 Zeilen mit Beschreibungen wie durch ein Wunder geretteten Kleinkindern, Verschütteten, Ausgegrabenen aus den Schneemassen usw.Please notify before visiting to see a book. Prices are excl. VAT/TVA (only Switzerland) & postage.

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        Third Report from the Select Committee Appointed to Examine and Enquire into the Management of the Welland Canal

      Toronto: The House of Assembly, 1836. Hardcover. Good. Appendix to the Journal of the House Assembly of Upper Canada, of the Second Session of the Thirteenth Provincial Parliament. VI William IV. Session 1836-7. Vol. 2. ix, 575 p. 30 cm. Rebound with burgundy leather spine and blue paper covered boards. Signature on front free endpaper. Library stamp on title page and reverse. Intermittent spotting. Title page and first few pages have chips and small tears. Title continues: "With power to send persons and papers, and also the Books of Account and other Records of the Canal company - and to take such steps as might be deemed necessary to enable the House to arrive at the knowledge of the actual state and condition of the past and present affairs of the Canal. Together with the Minutes of Evidence Taken Before the Committee, and an Appendix, containing various reports and other documents relating to the business and affairs of the canal." This committee was struck to investigate the canal's enormous cost overrun after the "Father of the Welland Canal," William Hamilton, was suspected of corruption. The most substantial report published on the construction of the canal. Printed by William Lyon Mackenzie, elected first mayor of the newly incorporated City of Toronto in 1835. He became a member of the Legislative Assembly for Upper Canada that same year, representing the County of York. Printed the year before the Rebellion of 1837 attempted to make good on Mackenzie's promises of reform; for him the end result was flight to the United States. The title page reminds us the Lieutenant Governor at the time was Sir Francis Bond Head who MacKenzie called "Sir Francis Bone Head." Includes a list of witnesses as well as their evidence on such details as: the Welland Canal Company; bank contracts; timber contracts; canal management; "costly favoritism," contractors; engineers salaries; leasing water power in New York; etc.

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