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        Les Saints Evangiles Traduits de la Vulgate par M. L' abbe Dassange.

      L Curmer, Paris 1836 - 2 volumes in 1. Tall 8vo. lxxx, 263pp.; iv, 440pp. (irregular pagination) Engraved and hand coloured title, head piece, and initial. Two volumes with 22 engraved plates and 2 engraved and hand coloured maps of the Holy Land. Text within engraved borders, in French. All tissue guards present. Half-titles for both volumes present. Foxing throughout, some plates spotted but a very good copy overall in half leather binding with marbled boards. Spine with 5 compartments and 4 raised bands. Gilt lettering to compartments and thick ruled borders, also in gilt. Corners of boards lightly rubbed with a few light and faint scratces to leather. Binding tight and square. A very nice copy. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Della città di Stabia, della Chiesa Stabiana, e de' suoi vescovi

      Napoli, pe' tipi di Saverio Giordano 1836 - MILANTE Pio Tommaso. Della città di Stabia, della Chiesa Stabiana, e de' suoi vescovi. Opera postuma tradotta dal latino. Napoli, pe' tipi di Saverio Giordano, 1836. Due tomi in un volume in 8vo; pp.XXII,189,1n.n.; 180. Pergamena coeva, tassello al dorso con titolo e fregi in oro. Bibl. Platneriana, pag.94; Furcheim, Bibliographie der Insel Capri und der Sorrentiner Halbinsel, pag.102; Giustiniani, pag.34 n.3 per l'edizione originale in latino del 1750. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Wa-Na-Ta, Grand Chief of the Sioux

      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 ½” x 17 ½” Framed dimensions: 22” x 27” Medium: Hand-colored Lithograph.

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        Ki-On-Twog-Ky, or Cornplant

      [E. C. Biddle, Philadelphia 1836 - Hand-coloured lithograph by Lehman & Duval. A fine image from McKenney and Hall's 'Indian Tribes of North America': `One of the most important [works] ever published on the American Indians' (Field),` a landmark in American culture' (Horan) and an invaluable contemporary record of a vanished way of life. The son of a Seneca mother and the Dutch trader John O'Bail, Ki-On-Twog-Ky or Cornplanter was one of three principal leaders of the Iroquois Confederacy of Six Nations and a renowned Seneca war chief who fought in the French and Indian War (1754-1763). In opposition to Joseph Brant's insistence on the Confederacy allying itself with the British in the American Revolution, Cornplanter, like Red Jacket, favored neutrality, claiming that the war was a white man's affair in which they shouldn't intervene. Despite his initial protestations and the uncustomary dissension among the members of the Grand Council regarding the issue of participating in the war, the Seneca eventually yielded to majority opinion and agreed to fight for the British. In the aftermath of the war, Cornplanter intended to act as a diplomatic mediator between the Seneca and the colonists, negotiating auspicious terms for his nation. However, he became increasingly unpopular among his people after signing treaties at Fort Stanwix (1784), Fort Harmar (1789), and Genesee (1797), which ceded tracts of their ancestral homelands to the Federal government. Although his conciliatory actions earned him the contempt of his nation and political rivals such as Red Jacket, he obtained the respect of the U.S. government, which, in return for his cooperation in the Genesee treaty, awarded him an annual pension and a plot of land in Ohio. In 1786, he traveled to Philadelphia to attend a ceremony given by the Tammany Society, an organization devoted to synthesizing European and Native American culture, and then went to New York to meet with Congress regarding the distribution of Iroquois lands. Cornplanter later journeyed to Washington to visit President Jefferson in 1801-2, and, despite his depleted authority, rallied the Seneca to the American cause in the War of 1812. One of the most revered and feared tribes, the Seneca inhabited the most westerly location of the six tribes constituting the Iroquois Confederacy. They were directly south of Lake Ontario. McKenney and Hall's 'Indian Tribes of North America' has long been renowned for its faithful portraits of Native Americans. The portraits are largely based on paintings by the artist Charles Bird King, who was employed by the War Department to paint the Indian delegates visiting Washington D.C., forming the basis of the War Department's Indian Gallery. Most of King's original paintings were subsequently destroyed in a fire at the Smithsonian, and their appearance in McKenney and Hall's magnificent work is thus our only record of the likenesses of many of the most prominent Indian leaders of the nineteenth century. Numbered among King's sitters were Sequoyah, Red Jacket, Major Ridge, Keokuk, and Black Hawk. After six years as Superintendent of Indian Trade, Thomas McKenney had become concerned for the survival of the Western tribes. He had observed unscrupulous individuals taking advantage of the Native Americans for profit, and his vocal warnings about their future prompted his appointment by President Monroe to the Office of Indian Affairs. As first director, McKenney was to improve the administration of Indian programs in various government offices. His first trip was during the summer of 1826 to the Lake Superior area for a treaty with the Chippewa, opening mineral rights on their land. In 1827, he journeyed west again for a treaty with the Chippewa, Menominee , and Winebago in the present state of Michigan. His journeys provided an unparalleled opportunity to become acquainted with Native American tribes. When President Jackson dismissed him from his government post in 1830, McKenney was able to turn more of his attentio [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Wa-Em-Boesh-Kaa, A Chippeway Chief

      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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        Carte topographique de la France, levée par ordre du Gouvernement

      Dépôt de la Guerre 1836 - [CASSINI]. Carte topographique de la France, levée par ordre du Gouvernement à l’échelle de 1 pour 20000 et gravée à l’échelle de 1 pour 86000. Cette carte assujettie aux observations trigonométriques et astronomiques les plus précises, et accompagnée de tableaux des positions géographiques ainsi que des hauteurs absolues des principaux lieux, a été commencée par le Corps des Ingénieurs Géographes militaires et continuée par le Corps d’Etat-major. Etant directeur général du Dépôt de la Guerre, le Lieutenant Général PELET ; chef de la section de la carte de France, le Colonel Puissant, membre de l’Institut ; chef de la section topographique intérieure, le Colonel LAPIE. [Paris], Dépôt de la Guerre, 1836. Deux volumes in-folio (65,5 x 48,5 cm), demi-chagrin rouge, dos à nerfs avec titre en lettres dorées (Reliure de l'époque). Provenance : Victor Clérot, géographe éditeur à Paris (vignette gravée avec plan topographique donnant la situation de son "Magasin de plans et cartes géographiques" au Quai Malaquais collée au premier contreplat). 184 cartes dont 181 numérotées à la main, finement gravées sur cuivre, la plupart sur doubles pages, 65,5 x 97 cm, montées sur onglets, villes et lieux fortifiés rehaussés de rouge (pour les feuilles 1 à 160 inclus). Impressionnant atlas renfermant la célèbre carte levée à l'échelle de 1/20.000 et gravée à l'échelle de 1/86.000, fondée sur les travaux commencés en 1747 sur l'ordre de Louis XV par César-François Cassini de Thury (1714-1784) et terminée en 1789 par son fils Jean-Dominique. Renferme outre les 181 cartes particulières, 3 cartes générales : "Nouveau tableau pour servir à l'assemblage des feuilles de la carte de France par CASSINI et de celle des Pays-Bas par FERRARIS" (Paris, au Dépôt général de la Guerre, 1808 – sur double page), "Nouvelle carte qui comprend les principaux Triangles qui servent de Fondement à la Description Géométrique de la France. Levée par ordre du Roy, par Mesres MARALDI & CASSINI DE THURY, de l’Académie Royale des Sciences (1744 - sur double page) pour le volume 1, et "Carte générale de la France par Départemens servant à l'assemblage des 182 feuilles de la Carte de France de CASSINI et des 25 flles de celle de la Belgique de FERRARIS " (Paris, Ch. Picquet, s.d.) pour le volume 2. Notre édition, datée 1836, a été donnée par le colonel Lapie et supervisée par le colonel Puissant, membre de l'Institut, le général Pelet étant directeur du Dépôt. Rarissime exemplaire complet et en très bel état. Volume 1. 2 cartes et 78 cartes (numérotées hors gravure 1-79 ; pas de planche 76 mais sans manque cependant – conforme à la carte générale d’assemblage en début de volume) Volume 2. 1 carte et 103 cartes (numérotées 80-182) Manque étiquettes aux feuilles 81, 83 et 133 correspondant aux cartes 11D, 11F et 16L. Rousseurs éparses, mouillure claire en marge inférieure de quelques feuillets du volume 1, manque de papier en marge latérale gauche de la feuille 54 (carte 8L), restauration de la feuille 51 (carte 8H) en marge latérale droite (sur environ 15x1cm) sans atteinte à la carte. Exemplaire non rogné. Brunet I, 1602/1603 (éd. orig. : 1744-1787 en 183 feuilles; éd. 1833 sqq. en 208 ff.); Tooley, Dictionary, 1999, I-241/243. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        The History of Virgil A. Stewart, and His Adventure in Capturing and Exposing the Great "Western Land Pirate" and His Gang in Connexion with the Evidence; also of the Trials, Confessions, and Execution of a Member of Murrell's Associates in the State of Mississippi During the Summer of 1835, and the Execution of Five Professional Gamblers by the Citizens of Vicksburg, on the 6th of July, 1835

      New York: Harper & Brothers, 1836. First Edition. Hardcover. 273pp + 30pp of publisher's advertisements (last two leaves are misnumbered.) Original patterned cloth, paper label with title affixed to spine panel. Fading to cloth, scattered foxing throughout, name in pencil on the flyleaf. A very good copy. Adams, Six Guns 1045. Howes H700. Sabin 33250. ; Octavo.

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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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        Ki-On-Twog-Ky, or Cornplant

      Philadelphia: [E. C. Biddle, 1836. Hand-coloured lithograph by Lehman & Duval. A fine image from McKenney and Hall's 'Indian Tribes of North America': `One of the most important [works] ever published on the American Indians' (Field),` a landmark in American culture' (Horan) and an invaluable contemporary record of a vanished way of life.The son of a Seneca mother and the Dutch trader John O'Bail, Ki-On-Twog-Ky or Cornplanter was one of three principal leaders of the Iroquois Confederacy of Six Nations and a renowned Seneca war chief who fought in the French and Indian War (1754-1763). In opposition to Joseph Brant's insistence on the Confederacy allying itself with the British in the American Revolution, Cornplanter, like Red Jacket, favored neutrality, claiming that the war was a white man's affair in which they shouldn't intervene. Despite his initial protestations and the uncustomary dissension among the members of the Grand Council regarding the issue of participating in the war, the Seneca eventually yielded to majority opinion and agreed to fight for the British. In the aftermath of the war, Cornplanter intended to act as a diplomatic mediator between the Seneca and the colonists, negotiating auspicious terms for his nation. However, he became increasingly unpopular among his people after signing treaties at Fort Stanwix (1784), Fort Harmar (1789), and Genesee (1797), which ceded tracts of their ancestral homelands to the Federal government.Although his conciliatory actions earned him the contempt of his nation and political rivals such as Red Jacket, he obtained the respect of the U.S. government, which, in return for his cooperation in the Genesee treaty, awarded him an annual pension and a plot of land in Ohio. In 1786, he traveled to Philadelphia to attend a ceremony given by the Tammany Society, an organization devoted to synthesizing European and Native American culture, and then went to New York to meet with Congress regarding the distribution of Iroquois lands. Cornplanter later journeyed to Washington to visit President Jefferson in 1801-2, and, despite his depleted authority, rallied the Seneca to the American cause in the War of 1812.One of the most revered and feared tribes, the Seneca inhabited the most westerly location of the six tribes constituting the Iroquois Confederacy. They were directly south of Lake Ontario.McKenney and Hall's 'Indian Tribes of North America' has long been renowned for its faithful portraits of Native Americans. The portraits are largely based on paintings by the artist Charles Bird King, who was employed by the War Department to paint the Indian delegates visiting Washington D.C., forming the basis of the War Department's Indian Gallery. Most of King's original paintings were subsequently destroyed in a fire at the Smithsonian, and their appearance in McKenney and Hall's magnificent work is thus our only record of the likenesses of many of the most prominent Indian leaders of the nineteenth century. Numbered among King's sitters were Sequoyah, Red Jacket, Major Ridge, Keokuk, and Black Hawk. After six years as Superintendent of Indian Trade, Thomas McKenney had become concerned for the survival of the Western tribes. He had observed unscrupulous individuals taking advantage of the Native Americans for profit, and his vocal warnings about their future prompted his appointment by President Monroe to the Office of Indian Affairs. As first director, McKenney was to improve the administration of Indian programs in various government offices. His first trip was during the summer of 1826 to the Lake Superior area for a treaty with the Chippewa, opening mineral rights on their land. In 1827, he journeyed west again for a treaty with the Chippewa, Menominee , and Winebago in the present state of Michigan. His journeys provided an unparalleled opportunity to become acquainted with Native American tribes. When President Jackson dismissed him from his government post in 1830, McKenney was able to turn more of his attention to his publishing project. Within a few years, he was joined by James Hall, a lawyer who had written extensively about the west.McKenney and Hall saw their work as a way of preserving an accurate visual record of a rapidly disappearing culture. (Gilreath).Cf. Howes M129; cf. Bennett 79; cf. Field 992; cf. Lipperheide Mc 4; cf. Reese AmericanColor Plate Books 24; cf. Sabin 43410a.

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        [AN 1836 AMERICAN PASSPORT DOCUMENT FOR TRAVEL FROM LOUISIANA TO MATAGORDA, TEXAS]

      [New Orleans], 1836. Printed form, approximately 16 x 9 3/4 inches. Previously folded, with small separations along old fold lines. Light tanning and small patches of light dampstaining. About very good. Framed. A printed form, completed in manuscript, comprising a passport document from the state Louisiana for travel to the Republic of Texas by the bearer, Hamilton W. Robinson. The document was issued in the same year that Texas gained its independence from Mexico, but before it was officially recognized by the United States. Robinson was a lawyer investigating a crooked New York banker, Henry Bartow, who had brought the Commercial Bank of Albany to the brink of ruin and then fled to Texas to establish a plantation. He died soon after his arrival, and Robinson was charged with returning his body to New York.

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        [Rogers, Samuel- Presentation Copy with Poem Fragment] Poems

      London: T. Cadell, 1836. Two volumes, bound similarly in full maroon calf with gilt vignette of urns on covers, AEG. Presentation Copy, inscribed by Rogers on leaf opposite half-title, "From the Author, to Mrs. Beaufort, April 13, 1941." As well, laid in is a holograph stanza written and signed by Rogers from his famous poem, "Jacqueline," mounted onto paper: "Oh, she was good as she was fair./ None-- none on earth above her!/ As pure in thought as angels are,/ To know her was to love her." Calf rubbed, especially on spines, edges with wear, very good internally. John Ruskin stated that the steel engraved vignettes, after Stothard & Turner, were the last great illustrated work of its time. Scarce thus

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        Détails sur l'émancipation des esclaves dans les colonies anglaises pendant les années 1834 et 1835. Suite des détails sur l'émancipation des esclaves dans les colonies anglaises.

      Hachette, Paris 1836 - In-8 °. XIV - 128 - 85 pp. Broché (reliure de l'époque) un coin de la couverture restauré. Le texte de Macaulay est précédé de " Tableau de l'esclavage tel qu'il existe dans les colonies françaises; par un ancien colon" à Paris, chez Hachette, 1835. IV - 23 pp. Relies à la suite : Discours prononcé par M. Isambert, député de la Vendée sur le budget de la Marine (Service des colonies) 1838. 24 pp. ainsi que les 12 premiers bulletins des travaux de la Société française pour l'abolition de l'esclavage 1835 - 1839. 16 - 18 - 35 - 54 - 8 - 6 - 29 - 48 - 72 - 16 - 48 - 16 pp. dont le prospectus de la Société (statuts et membres) par M. Passy. Rarissime réunion du plus grand intérêt pour la question de l'abolition. [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        [The Aboriginal Portfolio]

      [Philadelphia, 1836. Folio. 18 1/4 x 11 inches). Blue upper wrapper to original part number 8 bound as title, 72 hand-coloured lithographed plates after Lewis by Lehman & Duval, bound without the three letterpress broadside prospectus Advertisement leaves to parts 1-3. (Occasional expert repairs.). Bound to style in dark green quarter morocco over contemporary patterned cloth-covered boardsFirst edition. Scarcer than McKenney and Hall's 'History of the Indian Tribes', Prince Maximilian's 'Reise in das Innere von Nord-America' or Catlin's 'North American Indian Portfolio', Lewis' work records the dress of the Potawatomi, Winnebago, Shawnee, Sioux, Miami, Fox, Iowa and other tribes at treaties of Prairie du Chien, Fort Wayne, Fond du Lac and Green Bay.Publication of the work was costly and time consuming. The work was originally issued in 10 parts with 8 plates per number in printed wrappers. The publisher was forced into bankruptcy while part nine was in the press, however, reducing the edition and forcing part ten to be just barely finished and sparsely distributed. A projected eleventh part would have contained "Historical and Biographical Description of the Indians," but was never completed. The title and three advertisement leaves are therefore the only text in the work, excluding that on the wrappers. Copies are found with 72 plates (as here, being the first 9 numbers), others with 77 and occasionally 80.Bennett p.68; Field 936; Howes L315; Reese, Stamped With A National Character 23; Sabin 40812.

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        Rogers, Samuel- Presentation Copy with Poem Fragment] Poems

      T. Cadell, London 1836 - Two volumes, bound similarly in full maroon calf with gilt vignette of urns on covers, AEG. Presentation Copy, inscribed by Rogers on leaf opposite half-title, "From the Author, to Mrs. Beaufort, April 13, 1941." As well, laid in is a holograph stanza written and signed by Rogers from his famous poem, "Jacqueline," mounted onto paper: "Oh, she was good as she was fair./ None-- none on earth above her!/ As pure in thought as angels are,/ To know her was to love her." Calf rubbed, especially on spines, edges with wear, very good internally. John Ruskin stated that the steel engraved vignettes, after Stothard & Turner, were the last great illustrated work of its time. Scarce thus

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        Leben des heiligen Karl Borromäus, Cardinals der heiligen römischen Kirche und Erzbischofs von Mailand von Johann Peter Giussano aus dem Italienischen übersetzt von Theodor Friedrich Klitsche 3 Bände in einem Buch

      Karl Kollmann'sche Verlagsbuchhandlung, Augsburg 1836 - 314,164,224,seiten. Halbledereinband mit rotem Schnitt. sehr starke gebrauchsspuren, einband an den kanten bestoßen,beschädigt, ,vorsatz, titelblatt und nachsatz teils sehr fleckig, seiten etwas fleckig, etwas gebrauchsspurig, "unter den männern, welche die kirche im sechszehnten jahrhundert hervorgebracht hat, verdient ohne zweifel wohl keiner die aufmerksamkeit und die bewunderung der welt, als carl borromäus, erzbischof von mailand und cardinal der heil. römischen kirche., von welchem standpunkte aus wir das leben und wirken dieses hieligen kirchenfürsten auch immer betrachten, überall erscheint es uns gleich groß , gleich erhaben und gleich bewunderswürdig., und schwer dürfte es zu entscheiden seyn, ob er mehr größe des geistes, mehr adel der gesinnuhng und mehr heiligkeit des leben in anordnung seiner privatverhältnisse und seines häuslichen lebens, oder in leitung der wichtigen angelegenheiten seiner erzbischöfe sowohl . als der ganzen allgemeinen kirche entwicklelt hat. im ebenmaaße treten in jeder beziehung seines lebens, tugend und heiligkeit hervor mit recht kann er daher als muster und ein wahr hafter tugendspiegel für bischöfe und priester und alle geistlichen genannt werden. obwohl mehrere lebensbeschreibungen von diesem großen heiligen bestehen, gebührt johann peter giussano, priester aus der congregation der oblaten und patrizier von mailand vor allem der vorzug. sie ist nach dem urtheile aller kirchenhistoriker die gelungenste, sowohl in rücksicht auf anorndung des materials, als auch lieferung der einzelenen tathsachen. giussano war ebenfalls nicht nur der zeitgenosse des heiligen cardinals, sondern auch sein vertrauter freund, sein geheimschreiber und in mancher bezeihung sein treuer gehilfe in verwaltung der erzbischöfe mailnad. er begleitete ihn auf seinen vivitationsreisen, war sein hausgenosse und der augenzeuge der meisten tathsachen, die er erzählt und niemand konnte im stande sein, der nachwelt eine so sichere und genaue beshreibung der bewunderswürdigen handlungen und erhabenden tugenden dieses heilige zu liefern. sein werk trat im jahre 1610 , also sechs und zwanzig jahre nach ableben des heil.erzbischofs, und drei jahre nach seiner heiligsprechnung in mailand an's licht, ein umstand , welcher dessen werk unstreitig erhöhen muß. ."auszüge aus dem Buch 800 Gramm. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        THE COMPLETE ANGLER (2 Vols)

      The first Nicolas Edition beautifully custom bound by Hayday in full green morocco, the spines with tooled raised bands and with gilt titling direct and elaborate gilt decorations to compartments. The boards have gilt double-ruled borders and gilt-lined dentelles. a.e.g. This edition was issued in paper wrappers, to be bound as desired by the purchaser. These copies bear the circular gilt-lettered bookplates of William Twopenny and Alexander Lawson Duncan to both volumes.

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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.

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        SIXTEENTH LEGISLATURE. No.45 SENATE. STATE OF MAINE. IN SENATE, MARCH 1, 1836. THE JOINT SELECT COMMITTEE, TO WHOM WAS REFERRED THE MESSAGE OF THE GOVERNOR, COMMUNICATING THE REPORT AND RESOLUTIONS OF THE LEGISLATURES OF NORTH CAROLINA, SOUTH CAROLINA, GEORGIA AND ALABAMA, ON THE INCENDIARY PROCEEDINGS OF THE ABOLITIONISTS IN THE NON-SLAVE-HOLDING STATES... [caption title and beginning of text]

      [N.p. likely Augusta, 1836. 6,[2]pp. Folded sheets, stitched. Minor foxing and toning. Very good. Untrimmed. A rare Maine slip-bill document resolving that the citizens from Maine and other states should not interfere with the issue of slavery in slave-holding states. The legislature writes that "Any interference, therefore, of a State or the inhabitants of a State with the domestic concerns of another State, is dangerous, as having a direct tendency to create jealousies between the States, and thereby weakening the attachment to the Union, which is our only security against domestic dissensions and foreign aggressions." This is a somewhat surprising position for the state of Maine to take at the time. Maine came into the Union in 1820 as a free state to balance the admission of the slave-owning state of Missouri. Also, Maine opposed the admission of the Republic of Texas in 1836 (the same year the present document was printed) on the basis of Texas's position on slavery. Curious that they would take two seemingly opposite positions in the same year. Still, the legislature printed the resolution and authorized copies to be sent to the four southern slave-owning states mentioned in the title.

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        SIXTEENTH LEGISLATURE. No.45 SENATE. STATE OF MAINE. IN SENATE, MARCH 1, 1836. THE JOINT SELECT COMMITTEE, TO WHOM WAS REFERRED THE MESSAGE OF THE GOVERNOR, COMMUNICATING THE REPORT AND RESOLUTIONS OF THE LEGISLATURES OF NORTH CAROLINA, SOUTH CAROLINA, GEORGIA AND ALABAMA, ON THE INCENDIARY PROCEEDINGS OF THE ABOLITIONISTS IN THE NON-SLAVE-HOLDING STATES. [caption title and beginning of text].

      [N.p. likely Augusta. 1836]. - 6,[2]pp. Folded sheets, stitched. Minor foxing and toning. Very good. Untrimmed. A rare Maine slip-bill document resolving that the citizens from Maine and other states should not interfere with the issue of slavery in slave-holding states. The legislature writes that "Any interference, therefore, of a State or the inhabitants of a State with the domestic concerns of another State, is dangerous, as having a direct tendency to create jealousies between the States, and thereby weakening the attachment to the Union, which is our only security against domestic dissensions and foreign aggressions." This is a somewhat surprising position for the state of Maine to take at the time. Maine came into the Union in 1820 as a free state to balance the admission of the slave-owning state of Missouri. Also, Maine opposed the admission of the Republic of Texas in 1836 (the same year the present document was printed) on the basis of Texas's position on slavery. Curious that they would take two seemingly opposite positions in the same year. Still, the legislature printed the resolution and authorized copies to be sent to the four southern slave-owning states mentioned in the title.

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