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        Almanach de Gotha pour l'année 1837 - INSCRIBED PRESENTATION COPY FROM THE DOWAGER, QUEEN ADELAIDE TO QUEEN VICTORIA TWO WEEKS AFTER HER SUCCESSION TO THE THRONE

      Chez Justus Perthes, Gotha 1837 - Inscribed "To the Queen/from her grateful + affect[tionate] Adel[k?]chen / July 6. 1837." Publisher's red cloth gilt with the armorial crest of Ferdinand I of Austria. 4 1/4 x 2 3/4 inches (11 x 7.5 cm); vi, [48], 290, 92, [2] pp., with engraved portraits, pages edged in gilt. Light wear, overall fine. This is a remarkable copy of the chief European Royal Genealogical Reference, inscribed to the newly ascended Queen herself, listed as Princess on page 23, who had turned 18 on 24 May 1837 and who, on 20 June 1837, when William IV died at the age of 71, became Queen of the United Kingdom and the first Empress of India of the British Raj from 1 May 1876, until her death. At 63 years and 7 months, her reign as the Queen lasted longer than that of any other British monarch, and is the longest of any female monarch in history. Her reign is known as the Victorian era, and was a period of industrial, cultural, political, scientific, and military progress within the United Kingdom.Princess Adelaide of Saxe-Meiningen became Queen Consort of the United Kingdom and Hanover and spouse of William IV. The city of Adelaide in Australia was named after her. Though her efforts to be close to her niece Princess Victoria were frustrated by Victoria's mother, the Dowager Duchess of Kent, the newly ascended Queen viewed Adelaide with kindness and her firstborn child, Victoria Adelaide Mary Louise, took her second name from her great-aunt, who was also the child's godmother. "Adelchen," the apparently diminutive, affectionate form of "Adelaide" or the German "Adelheid" has further roots in the culture of German nobility. In Charlotte Mary Yonge's 1884 "History of Christian names" there is a discussion of the daughter names "Adelchen" or "Adelheit" as being related to the old English "AEtheling" for "son," adding further that the included word "heid," as in "the 'hood' or 'head' at the end of our [English] abstract nouns" suggests "that the princess royal of each little Frankish duchy or county was thus the 'Nobleness' thereof." (p. 411)Historically, The Almanach de Gotha book has listed the Ruling Imperial, Royal and Princely Families of Europe, and was continuously produced for nearly 181 years until the Soviet occupation of the former Saxon Duchy of Saxe-Coburg und Gotha in 1944. The Almanach provided detailed facts and statistics on nations of the world, including their reigning and formerly reigning houses, those of Europe being more complete than those of other continents. It also named the highest incumbent officers of state, members of the diplomatic corps, and Europe's upper nobility with their families and was notable for the breadth and precision of its information on royalty and nobility compared to other Almanachs. First published by Justus Perthes in the German Duchy of Saxe-Coburg und Gotha in 1763, the Court which in the mid 1800's produced Prince Albert as consort for Queen Victoria, the Gotha's own familiar crown was stamped on the cover of what was to become the ultimate power register of the ruling classes. We gratefully acknowledge the assistance of Helen Rappaport, author of "Queen Victoria: A Biographical Companion," in the cataloging of this item. [Attributes: First Edition]

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        The Ornithologist's Guide to The Islands of Orkney and Shetland.

      by the Author., 1837. 1st. Ed.. pp.x, [2], 128 with lithographic plate and 2 folding maps. 8vo. With plate and map bound at rear. Contents very clean and in near fine condition. Bound in original blue cloth boards in near fine condition. Scarce. This book describes Hull taxidermist and natural history dealer Robert Dunn's visits to Orkney and Shetland in the years 1831-35, and includes a record of the birds he encountered. We no longer look on birds in the way that Dunn did - he was a serious collector of birds and their eggs. For the facsimile of this work, published by Peregrine Books (2007), Martin Limbert wrote that it is 'a window into those times, an essential reference for anyone, whether birder, naturalist, historian or island-goer, interested in the Northern Isles of seventeen decades ago'.

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        LEIPZIG. - Eisenbahn., "Erste Dampfwagenfahrt auf der Leipzig-Dresdner Eisenbahn von Leipzig bis Althen, am 24. April 1837". Vor zahlreichen Zuschauern fährt die Dampflok mit 6 Anhängern aus der Stadt, rechts eine Gruppe Reiter mit Hund, im Hintergrund schönes Panorama der Stadt.

      Altkol. Lithographie, um 1837, 19,5 x 30 cm. Einige Randeinrisse fachmännisch restauriert. Mit schmalem Rändchen um die Darstellung - Sehr seltenes Blatt in herrlichem Altkolorit. Sachsen und Sachsen-Anhalt, Eisenbahn

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        THE POSTHUMOUS PAPERS OF THE PICKWICK CLUB [WITH TIPPED-IN ALS BY DICKENS]

      London: Chapman and Hall, 1837. First Edition, With Early Issue Points. Octavo; VG; Bound full green leather, paneled spine with gilt lettering and tooling; double rule to boards, inner dentelles, marbled endpapers, gilt text block; minimal wear; Has three of the seven Smith points: Page 341, line 1: Correct reading of "inde-licate;" Page 342, line 5: "S. Veller" uncorrected, Page 432, headline: "F" in "OF" imperfect.; contains the two "suppressed" plates by Robert William Buss from Part Three, The Cricket Match (Ch. 7, opposite p. 69), and The Arbor Scene (Ch. 8, opposite p. 74), "neither of which gave Dickens satisfaction" (Hatton & Cleaver, p. 20), in their first state; 'Vellers' on title page; ALS tipped in, on light blue paper with the letterhead of Tavistock House, dated "Thursday [the] Fourth March 1859" and SIGNED at the bottom by Charles Dickens; LP consignment; shelved case 4, Dupont. Full-priced Rockville.

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        A Embaixada a' China, Romance historico ... Traducção Portugueza

      Lisbon: José Baptista Morando, 1837. 8vo, in sheets (sheet size 306 x 431 mm). Each volume in 9 and 1/2 sheets, collation [1] 2-108, totalling eighteen full sheets and two half sheets, paginated [1-3] 4-151, [1 blank]; [1-3], 4-152 pp. First and third leaves signed, the latter with the sheet number and an asterisk. One or two very minor smudges or light stains, slight dust soiling to outer folds, else fine. *** First and only Portuguese edition of a German novel on China by an author of Italian origins with a Dutch name. It was published a year after the original German edition, which was itself issued posthumously. The author, a German of Italian descent (one of whose ancestors, a Marchese del Campo, reputedly changed his name while residing in the Netherlands), wrote a series of popular historical novels, several of which were quickly translated into other European languages. Die Gesandtschaftsreise nach China, eine Erzählung aus der letzten Hälfte des achtzehnten Jahrhunderts, the only one of his novels situated in Asia, was published in Dresden in 1825. It is a fictionalized account of George Macartney's voyage to China in 1792-94, the first British diplomatic mission to China. This edition is rare, OCLC locating a single copy of volume I only, in the National Library of Australia.This untouched copy is preserved as issued from the press.

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        The Romance of Biography or Memoirs of Women Loved and celebrated by Poets from the Days of the Troubadours to the Present Age

      London: Saunders and Otley, 1837. Third Edition. Extra-Illustrated with 20 Plates and 2 Hand-Coloured Frontispieces. 2 vols. 8vo. Bound in 3/4 blue morocco and marbled boards, gilt spine, a.e.g. by Bayntun of Bath. About fine. Third Edition. Extra-Illustrated with 20 Plates and 2 Hand-Coloured Frontispieces. 2 vols. 8vo.

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        Almanach auf das Jahr 1838. Des Elfen Liebe.

      Karlsruhe, C. F. Müller (1837). - 2 x 1,4 cm. 17 nn lithographierte Blätter, 1 gefaltetes Doppelbogen mit handschriftlichen Notizen, 1nn Vakat. Mit 13 Lithographien von Gustav Nehrlich. Blauer Originalpappband mit Ganzgoldschnitt. Sehr seltener Miniaturbuch Almanach, eine Erzählung von Eduard Duller enthaltend.( * 9.11.1809 Wien, + 24.7.1853 Wiesbaden). Die zarten Lithographien stammen von Gustav Nehrlich, Bildnis- und Historienmaler (* 1807 Karlsruhe, + 5.3.1840 München). Nur in einer deutschen Bibliothek vorhanden, der DNB in Leipzig. Lanckoronska-Rümann, 195 f. Bondy 54 f. Bondy bezeichnet die Jahrgänge 1817 bis 1840 als "eagerly collected" Inkunabeln der Lithographie. Technical miracles of the first order." Lanckoronska-Rüman wertet sie als eine der seltensten Kostbartkeiten auf dem Gebtiet der deutschen Alnmanach und Taschenbücher ". [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Abhandlungen der königlichen böhmischen Gesellschaft der Wissenschaften. Neue Folge vierter Band. Von den Jahren 1833 bis 1836. Mit zehn Fachbeiträgen und einigen lithographierten Falttafeln.

      Prag, Gottlieb Haase Söhne. 1837. 8°. [21,5 x 13 cm]. Insgesamt etwa 700 Seiten. Karton der Zeit. Fest gebundener nicht beschnittener Buchblock. (Lagenüberstände angeschmutzt). - Ansonsten ein gut erhaltenes, innen sauberes, fleckenfreies Exemplar ohne Eintragungen. - Inhalt: I.: Abhandlungen der königliche böhmischen Gesellschaft des Wissenschaften. Neue Folge/4. Band: 1.: Geschichte der k. böhmischen Gesellschaft der Wissenschaften von den Jahren 1831 bis zum Schlusse des J. 1836/47 Seiten. 2.: F.X.M. Zippe: Joseph Steinmann/sein Leben und wissenschaftliches Wirken. Prag 1836/19 Seiten. 3.: Bernhard Bolzano: Leben Franz Joseph Ritters von Gerstner, Doktors der Philosophie, Ritters des kais. österr. Leopoldordens, k.k. Gubernialraths etc. Prag 1837/47 Seiten. 4.: Jakob Philipp Kulik: Biographie des Martin Alois David, regulirten Chorherrn des Prämonstratenser-Stiftes Tepl, Doktors der Philosophie, k. k.l Rath und Astronomen, k. k. Professors der theoretischen und praktische Astronomie etc. Prag 1837/23 Seiten. 5.: Vorträge gehalten in der öffentlichen Sitzung der königlichen böhmischen Gesellschaft der Wissenschaften bei ihrer ersten Jubelfeier am 14. September 1836. Prag 1837/111 Seiten. II.: Abhandlungen der königlich böhmischen Gesellschaft der Wissenschaften. Physikalisch-mathematischer Theil: 6.: Adam Bittner: Abhandlung über die Differenzialrechnung, worin bewiesen wird, daß die Differenzial-Gleichungen volkommen genaue Gleichungen sind, die weder zu ihrer Begründung, noch bei ihrer Anwendung des Begriffes des unendlich Kleinen, der Rechnung mit Nullen, der Grenzverhältnisse, der Fluxions-Rechnung, der abgeleiteten Funktionen u.s.w. bedürfen. Mit 2 lithogr. Falttafeln im Anhang. Prag 1833/223 Seiten. 7.: Jüttner, Joseph: Theoretische und praktische Anleitung zur Verzeichnung der Netze fuer Erd-, Himmels- und Ringkugeln, zur Erzeugung der Kugeln, zum Aufziehen der Netze auf dieselben und zur gänzlichen Vollendung der Globen. Mit 4 großen, gefalteten lithographirten Tafeln im Anhang. Prag 1835/128 Seiten. 8.: David, Aloys (Hrsg.): Astronomische Beobachtungen angestellt auf der prager kön. Sternwarte 1830 und 1831 sammt Bestimmung der vier Jahreszeiten: Frühling, Sommer, Herbst und Winter; dann auf der Neustadt von Prof. der Physik Hallaschka. Prag 1833/32 Seiten. 9.: C. B. Presl: Prodromus Monographiae Lobeliacearum. Prag 1836/50 Seiten. III.: Abhandlungen der königlich böhmischen Gesellschaft der Wissenschaften. Historischer Theil: 10.: Anton Boczek: Mähren unter König Rudolph dem Ersten. Ein Beitrag zur Geschichte des fünfjährigen Zwischenreiches in den böhmischen Kronländern nach Otakars Tode 1278-1283, aus bisher unbenützten Quellen. Nebst einem Urkunden-Anhange (38 Beilagen). Prag 1835/103 Seiten. (Sprache: Deutsch, de.) Versand D: 4,70 EUR Astrologie, Biographie, deutsche Fachliteratur, Geschichte / History / Histoire, Kulturgeschichte, lateinische Fachliteratur, Mathematik, Ortskunde, Landeskunde, Physik, Vorträge, Reden, Verhandlungen, Wissenschaft, Forschung, Böhmen

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        des Comite für Eisenbahnen im Großherzogthum Baden.

      Karlsruhe Hasper 1837 - (23 x 15 cm). (4) 110 S. Mit 2 mehrfach gefalteten lithographierten Tafeln. Pappband der Zeit mit aufgezogenem Original-Umschlag. Selte Denkschrfit für den Bau der Ausenbahnstrecke Mannheim-Basel. - Mit den Kapiteln über die politischen und kommerziellen Verhältnisse in Baden, die geologisch-geographischen Verhältnisse, den projektierten Streckenverlauf, den Bau der Strecke, den Betrieb der Eisenbahn, die Ausführung des Baues, die Kostenschätzung sowie das positive Resümee. - Die Übersichts-Karte des Rheintales zwischen Mannheim und Basel zeigt der Verlauf der projektierten Eisebahn und ein dazugehörendes Längen-Profil. - Exlibris der Hochfürstlich Salm-Krautheimischen Schloß-Bibliothek. - Stellenweise leicht stockfleckig. Einband stellenweise stark ausgebleicht, sonst gut erhalten [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Les modes anciennes et modernes.

      Chez J. Alzine, imprimeur - libraire. Coup d'oeil sur l'origine et les progrès du vêtement, depuis l'antiquité jusqu'à nos jours, par D.M.J.H. La chemise. Le corset. Le jupon, les bas, les souliers. La coiffure. La robe. Le manteau. Le mouchoir, l'eventail, les gants, l'ombrelle. La chaussure. La culotte. L'habit. La cravate. Una tavole fuori testo con due figure. Opera stampata in sole 100 copie. Bellissima legatura in mezza pelle rossa a quattro nervi con fregi in oro al dorso e ai piatti del celebre maestro francese René Gérman Simier, legatore ufficiale di Re Luigi XVIII e amico personale della duchessa, figlia del re di Sicilia, Francesco I°. Firma al dorso in oro SIMIER R[ELIEUR] DU ROI. Simier nacque a Mans e si racconta che avesse prestato servizio nell'esercito prima di aprire una legatoria a Parigi dal 1800. Egli si fece una reputazione sotto l'impero, fu nominato legatore dell'Imperatrice Maria Luisa nel 1809 e nel 1818 del Re, pertanto da questa data in poi cominciò a firmare le legature. Nel 1824 si unì a lui il figlio Alphonse, morì nel 1837. Esemplare in barbe, ampi margini con risguardi marmorizzati. Nessun difetto, perfette condizioni di conservazione. Legatura in mezza pelle rossa, fregi in oro al dorso e ai piatti del legatore Simier, pp. 2, 161, 3, in 16°

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        Die Königlich Preussische Reuterei unter Friedrich dem Grossen oder General der Kavallerie Freiherr von Seydlitz.

      Carlsruhe, Creuzbauer'sche Buchhandlung. 1837 - 17x11 cm. XII S., 1 Bl., 296 S. Mit einem Frontispiz und 4 teilkolor. gefalt. Karten (Schlacht bei Zorndorf und Schlacht bei Rossbach). Halblederband der Zeit mit goldgepr. Rückentitel und Rückenvergoldung. Mit dem Bibliotheksstempel "Militair-Bibliothek zu Spandau" und einem Exlibris-Etikett von Graf August Bismarck auf dem Vorsatz. - (Einband stärker berieben. Vorsätze leimschattig. Notiz von alter Hand auf dem Titelblatt. Die Karten etwas angerändert und in den Falzen hinterlegt). [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        A Embaixada a' China, Romance historico ... Traducção Portugueza.

      Lisbon: José Baptista Morando, 1837. 8vo, in sheets (sheet size 306 x 431 mm). Each volume in 9 and 1/2 sheets, collation [1] 2-108, totalling eighteen full sheets and two half sheets, paginated [1-3] 4-151, [1 blank]; [1-3], 4-152 pp. First and third leaves signed, the latter with the sheet number and an asterisk. One or two very minor smudges or light stains, slight dust soiling to outer folds, else fine. *** First and only Portuguese edition of a German novel on China by an author of Italian origins with a Dutch name. It was published a year after the original German edition, which was itself issued posthumously. The author, a German of Italian descent (one of whose ancestors, a Marchese del Campo, reputedly changed his name while residing in the Netherlands), wrote a series of popular historical novels, several of which were quickly translated into other European languages. Die Gesandtschaftsreise nach China, eine Erzählung aus der letzten Hälfte des achtzehnten Jahrhunderts, the only one of his novels situated in Asia, was published in Dresden in 1825. It is a fictionalized account of George Macartney's voyage to China in 1792-94, the first British diplomatic mission to China. This edition is rare, OCLC locating a single copy of volume I only, in the National Library of Australia.This untouched copy is preserved as issued from the press.

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        Narrative of an Expedition to the Interior of Africa by the River Niger, in the steam vessels Quorra and Alburkah, in 1832,1833,and 1834

      1837 - First edition. Two vols. Six aquatint engravings and a map. 8vo. Plain contemporary half calf, rebacked, some slight foxing here and there. xvi, 451; vii, 447pp. London, Bentley, Though not mentioned on the title this is the account of Lander's last expedition which had been funded in Liverpool in the hopes of developing a trade with the Interior. The expedition was not a success, except in as much as it proved the Niger navigable for steamers, Lander died of his wound after having been shot in the thigh. [Attributes: First Edition]

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        1837 Manuscript Railway Maps Wolverhampton

      This is a fascinating original Manuscript document titled, Shrewsbury, Wolverhampton Dudley and Birmingham Railway, concerning a planned New Railway Line from Wolverhampton in the West Midlands ( Staffordshire ) towards Birmingham. there are no handwritten dates within the document, but it has been written on Handmade Afonwen Mill paper watermarked 1837 the document consists of two folded sheets of paper titled on the front and inner pages, and four hand drawn folding maps and plans, along with two handwritten pages of notes on the land the proposed line is running through, The First map is a large hand drawn folding coloured map of Wolverhampton town centre measuring 18 inches by 14 inches approx. showing the street plan and the course of the proposed railway line. The second map is a large folding hand drawn coloured plan showing the elevation and the roads that the line with pass through, this measures 26 inches by 10 inches approx.. The third map is of the area of Tipton and Rowley Regis showing the proposed route of the line, this measures 26 inches by 10 inches approx.. the fourth map is a plan of that section of the railway showing the elevation and road intersections, this measures 24 inches by 10 inches approx., the document is 13 inches tall the maps which are drawn on tissue paper have some noticeable creasing else in good condition will be posted rolled in a tube to avoid any further creasing the document has been stored rolled A RARE ORIGINAL MANUSCRIPT DOCUMENT AND MAP OF PLANS TO BUILD A RAILWAY FROM WOLVERHAMPTON TOWARDS BIRMINGHAM

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        Original 1837 Manuscript Railway Plans map for a Railway Line from Wolverhampton towards Birmingham showing the line from Wolverhampton to Tipton and Rowley Regis in Staffordshire

      Unpublished Manuscript, Wolverhampton 1837 - This is a fascinating original Manuscript document titled, Shrewsbury, Wolverhampton Dudley and Birmingham Railway, concerning a planned New Railway Line from Wolverhampton in the West Midlands ( Staffordshire ) towards Birmingham. there are no handwritten dates within the document, but it has been written on Handmade Afonwen Mill paper watermarked 1837 the document consists of two folded sheets of paper titled on the front and inner pages, and four hand drawn folding maps and plans, along with two handwritten pages of notes on the land the proposed line is running through, The First map is a large hand drawn folding coloured map of Wolverhampton town centre measuring 18 inches by 14 inches approx. showing the street plan and the course of the proposed railway line. The second map is a large folding hand drawn coloured plan showing the elevation and the roads that the line with pass through, this measures 26 inches by 10 inches approx. The third map is of the area of Tipton and Rowley Regis showing the proposed route of the line, this measures 26 inches by 10 inches approx. the fourth map is a plan of that section of the railway showing the elevation and road intersections, this measures 24 inches by 10 inches approx., the document is 13 inches tall the maps which are drawn on tissue paper have some noticeable creasing else in good condition will be posted rolled in a tube to avoid any further creasing the document has been stored rolled A RARE ORIGINAL MANUSCRIPT DOCUMENT AND MAP OF PLANS TO BUILD A RAILWAY FROM WOLVERHAMPTON TOWARDS BIRMINGHAM Size: Folio - over 12" - 15" tall [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Sketches by Boz. First series. 3rd edn. 2 vols.

      John Macrone. 1837 Fronts & plates by George Cruikshank; sl. damp-staining in last couple of gatherings & following e.ps vol. I. Orig. dark blue-green cloth, blocked in bind, spines lettered in gilt; spines sl. faded, but overall a v.g. copy.See Smith vol. I, p.7. Completely re-set, reducing the number of pages from 348 & 342 to 307 & 302. With the author's preface to both the first & second edition. Printing of this edition was undertaken by Vizetelly, Branston.

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        Das Verhalten des Eisens zum Sauerstoff. Ein Beitrag zur Erweiterung elektrochemischer Kenntnisse.

      Basel Neukirch 1837 - (20 x 12 cm). VIII, 104 S. Mit lithographiertem Frontispiz. Bedruckte Original-Broschur, unbeschnitten. Erste Ausgabe seiner ersten eigenständigen Veröffentlichung. Sie enthält die Zusammenfassung seiner in verschiedenen Zeitschriften veröffentlichten Resultate. - Im Jahr 1836 beginnt der frisch ernannte Professor für Physik und Chemie seine Untersuchungen von Metallen, die mit Schwefelsäure behandelt wurden. Er kommt dabei zu dem Ergebnis, dass Eisen nach dieser Behandlung von verdünnten Säuren nicht mehr angegriffen werden kann. Schoenbein spricht hier von der "Passivität" des Eisens, die Faraday mit der Bildung einer Oxidhaut erklärt. - Durchgehend etwas stockfleckig, sonst gut erhalten. - DSB 12, 196; Poggendorff II, 830; Darmstaedter 429; Hagenbach, Schoenbein S. II [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

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        Narrative of the Life of James Allen, Alias George Walton, Alias..

      1837. The Adventures of a New England Highwayman [Criminals]. [Massachusetts]. [Allan, James (1809-1837)]. Narrative of the Life of James Allen, Alias George Walton, Alias James H. York, Alias Burley Grove, The Highwayman. Being his Death-Bed Confession, To the Warden of the Massachusetts State Prison. Boston: Harrington & Co., Publishers, 1837. 32 pp. Octavo (9-1/4" x 5-3/4"). Disbound stab-stitched pamphlet. Light soiling, a few tiny stains and edgewear to exterior, "23" in small early hand to head of title page, a few signatures starting to detach, moderate toning to text, light foxing to a few leaves. Ex-library. Small bookplate to verso of title page. $500. * Only edition. This pamphlet details the colorful criminal adventures of a highwayman in Massachusetts and other New England States. It is apparently based on a deathbed confession to the warden of the Massachusetts State Prison, where he spent the last two years of his life. OCLC locates 18 copies, 3 in law libraries (Harvard, Library of Congress, Northeastern, University of Missouri).

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        Flora's Dictionary

      Baltimore: Fielding Kucas Junar, 1837. Leather_bound. Very good. Baltimore: Fielding Kucas Junar, 1837. Leather_bound. One volume. Quarto. Flora's Dictionary by Elizabeth Washington Gamble Wirt, as " Mrs. E.W. Wirt, of Virginia". Fifty-six hand coloured original pictorial lithograph plates and with title dedication page to embellished for Miss. Ann Smith. The section of Flora's Dictionary is made of 230 entries arrange alphabetically from Acacia Roses to Zinnia each entry includes a brief definition followed by the appropriate verse. Original publisher's binding in full maroon morocco gilt, the spine in five compartments separated by four raised bands, gilt title, all edges gilt. A beautiful hand colour copy of Flora's.

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        Journeys into the Moon, Several Planets and the Sun. History of a Female Somnambulist, of Weilheim on the Teck, in the Kingdom of Wuertemberg, in the Years 1832 and 1832

      Philadelphia: Vollmer and Haggenmacher, 1837. First edition in English of this account of a young woman's somnambulant journeys to planets across the solar system, first published in German in 1834. More than mere sleepwalking, somnambulism describes the wanderings of a sleeping or hypnotized mind. Some readers considered the revelations experienced in these trance states to be visions of higher truths, while others dismissed them as trickery. Aware of the skeptics, the anonymous author of Journeys into the Moon, Several Planets, and the Sun emphasizes the heroine Pauline's exemplary life before her somnambulism developed: "her conduct was without reproach." In this work, Pauline follows an angelic guide through a series of fantastical and astronomical settings, including a populated, fair-climate Moon, and journeys to Mercury, Venus, Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus (an early mention of the newly discovered planet), and even the Sun. "On our Earth the richest and most honored are by far less happy than the lowest of these inhabitants of the Moon." The tone is decidedly religious: the planets are covered in cities with vaguely Biblical names ("Bethusalem," "Jeremia," "Gilliath"), and filled with descriptions of the deceased who have moved on to various "degrees" of "felicity." Pauline encounters Socrates teaching on Venus, Goethe on Uranus. In this sense, the work recalls not only Dante's hierarchical cosmology, but also the contemporary revelations reported by Joseph Smith, founder of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints, such as his 1832 vision of the "degrees of glory" in heaven, including "kingdoms" symbolized by the sun, moon, and stars. Stories of somnambulism, whether induced by hypnosis or naturally occurring, were a major proto-psychological genre and literary influence. Edgar Huntly, The Moonstone and Dracula all feature sleepwalking plots, capitalizing on the eerie associations of somnambulism, while Edgar Allan Poe wrote three stories involving somnambulism and fantastic journeys: "A Tale of the Ragged Mountains," "Mesmeric Revelation," and "The Facts in the Case of M. Valdemar." Given the date and place of publication, this particular edition was well placed to influence the likes of Poe and his Gothic contemporaries. A scarce and strange female narrative of second sight, part of the rich literature of imaginary voyages in the nineteenth century. Twelvemo, contemporary half sheep over marbled boards, spine lettered and ruled in gilt, all edges speckled black. Early ownership stencil, "Robert Davis / Cooperstown," on front pastedown. Wear to binding at corners and spine, some scattered foxing, pages uniformly toned.

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        The first three sections of Newton's principia, with an appendix; and the ninth and eleventh sections

      Cambridge: Printed by John William Parker, University Printer. For T. Stevenson, 1837. [4], 95pp, [1]. Original publisher's cloth-backed paper boards, paper lettering-piece. Slightest of rubbing to extremities, two small ink-spots, else a fine copy. With pencilled annotations to p.13. A rare survival in original boards of this uncommon nineteenth-century student's guide to five sections of the Principia prepared by John H. Evans, fellow of St. John's College, Cambridge. Babson II: 008-A. Wallis 35.. Second edition. 8vo.

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        Vielliebchen für 1837." //

      Industrie-Comptoir,, Lpz., 1837 - 5 Stahlstiche und die Titelvignette aus diesem Werk apart: 1. "der alte Guerillo von Granada" (S. 2) /2. "Fernanda" (S. 99) /3. "Maria" (S. 266) /4. "Szene aus dem Leben Christian II." (S. 319) /5. "Christian II." (S. 346) //

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        THE PICKWICK PAPERS

      London: Chapman & Hall, 1837. First Edition. Three Quarter Leather. Very Good+. Quarto. A very good+ First Edition bound by Bumpus Ltd of Oxford in three quarter leather and cloth boards with raised bands spine, gilt lettering spine, all edges gilt, marbled endpapers. Illustrated by R. Seymour and H. K. Browne ("Phiz"). With engraved frontispiece, title page, and 41 full page engraved plates within text (43 total engraved plates). Includes the two supressed plates by Buss (facing pp. 69 and 74). Footnote p. 9. "S. Veller line 5 p. 342. Pickwick misspelled "Picwkick" header p. 375. "this friends" on line 21 of p. 400, flawed "f" in "of" in the header p. 432. Bound from parts. Age toning to plates. Minimal edge wear spine and coveres. xiv, 609 pp. A very nice copy.

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        Pickwickian Illustrations Twenty plates by William Heath

      20 etched plates, by William Heath, First edition, 8vo., original blue card wrappers, decorated with an overall floral design, red printed paper label to the upper cover. London, T. McLean.

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        Fielding; or, Society. Atticus; or, The Retired Statesman: and St. Lawrence

      E.L. Carey & A. Hart, Philadelphia 1837 - First American edition. Three volumes. Quarter muslin and papercovered boards with printed spine labels. Faint pencil name, old repair to torn front fly, and small hole on the label, all in Volume One, modest edgewear, a handsome very good set. [Attributes: First Edition]

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        Das Luftschiff. Ein Gedicht. Aus dem Dänischen von J. C. G. Johannsen.

      Kopenhagen Reitzel 1837 - (13,5 x 11,5 cm). XXII (2) 104 S. Illustrierter Original-Pappband. Seltene erste deutsche Ausgabe. - Der berühmte Physiker will mit diesem Bändchen die Aufmerksamkeit der Bevölkerung mehr in Richtung Naturwissenschaften lenken. Die hübschen lithographierten Einbandillustrationen zeigen die ersten beiden Luftschiffe, mit denen Menschen eine Fahrt unternommen haben, eine Montgolfiere auf dem Vorderdeckel und einen Aerostat auf dem Rückendeckel. - Vereinzelt gering stockfleckig. Rechte obere Ecke etwas gestaucht. Einband leicht bestoßen. Rücken mit Fehlstelle im Überzug, sonst gut erhalten. - Brockett 9357; Sammlung Oberst von Brug 136 [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        COL. CROCKETT'S EXPLOITS AND ADVENTURES IN TEXAS: WHEREIN IS CONTAINED A FULL ACCOUNT OF HIS JOURNEY FROM TENNESSEE TO THE RED RIVER AND NATCHITOCHES, AND THENCE ACROSS TEXAS TO SAN ANTONIO; INCLUDING MANY HAIR-BREADTH ESCAPES; TOGETHER WITH A TOPOGRAPHICAL, HISTORICAL, AND POLITICAL VIEW OF TEXAS

      London, 1837. vii,152pp. Contemporary pebbled cloth, printed spine label. Some dampstaining to boards. Contemporary ownership inscription on first text leaf. Scattered light foxing. Very good. First English edition of this entertaining version of Crockett. Howes attributes this work to Richard Penn Smith. "Ingenious pseudo-autobiography, purportedly printed from the manuscript found with the baggage of a Mexican general slain at San Jacinto" - Howes. HOWES S654. GRAFF 3864. RAINES, p.57. SABIN 17566, 83778. STREETER TEXAS 1192.

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        The Eastern seas, or voyages and adventures in the Indian Archipelago, in 1832-33-34, comprising a tour of the island of Java - visits to Borneo, the Malay peninsula, Siam, etc.; also an account of the present state of Singapore, with observations on the commercial resources of the archipelago.

      - London, Wm.H. Allen and Co., 1837.Contemporary half red morocco, spine lettered in gilt. With music notation in text and 3 (of 4) folding maps. XII,461 pp.First edition. - Voyage from Western Australia to Java, Batavia, Surabaya, Singapore, Thailand, Bangkok, Malaysia and Borneo. Including interesting observations on the Dutch East Indies, the Dayak people, the Straits Settlements, early Singapore and the unexplored parts of north and north-western Australia. With map of the harbour of Cali Pujang on Java and 2 maps of Borneo. - First fly-leaf missing, library stamp on title-page, otherwise fine.Hill 528; Ferguson 2255; Cat. KITLV p.2. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        A Dissertation on Servitude: Embracing an Examination of the Scripture Doctrines on the Subject, and an Inquiry into the Character and Relations of Slavery

      New Haven: Durrie & Peck, 1837. First Edition. Hardcover. Very Good. First edition. 108pp. Publisher's cloth spine and printed paper boards. Very Good overall with strip of wear along bottom edge of front cover, spine cloth worn and split but binding holding, boards rubbed and a bit soiled, ffep clipped along top edge, pages 55-58 dampstained. A legal argument against slavery by a radical New Haven abolitionist clergyman and Underground Railroad aider. Few copies exist of the first edition.

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        Autograph Letter Signed 1909

      Russian composer (1837-1910) and also pianist and conductor, known today mostly for his work promoting the music of his country. Balakirev was one of the group of Russian nationalist composers known as The Five (together with Borodin, Rimsky-Korsakov, Cui and Mussorgsky). Autograph letter signed, dated in 1909, asking a friend to go to the pharmacy for medicine for him, and stating how hard it has been to get his prescription filled. Also included is the prescription. Autograph letter is one page, 4.5 x 7.5 inches, in Russian, sold untranslated, has a small repair, otherwise in very good condition. Prescription is 8.75 x 11 inches, in excellent condition.

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        Memorials of Oxford

      Oxford: John Henry Parker, 1837. First edition. Leather bound. Very good. 3 vols. with various paginations. 22 cm. 99 steel-engraved plates by John Le Keux from drawings by architectural draughtsman Frederick Mackenzie. Over 200 vignette woodcuts by Orlando Jewitt from drawings by W. A. De La Motte. One pull-out plan of the city in vol. 3. Burgundy half leather with marbled boards and gold impressing on spines. Some edge wear with a nick in bottom of back board on vol. 1 and raw bottom corners on vol. 2. Repairs to spines. A little spotting within. James Ingram (1774-1850) was an Oxford academic who taught Anglo-Saxon from 1803 to 1808 and served as President of Trinity College from 1824 until his death. He found time between 1833 and 1837 to research this work on Oxford's monuments. One of his contributing artists, William Delmotte, was born in England of a French refugee family and rose to become one of the leading landscape painters of his time.

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        Panoramaansicht vom Eichelstein, "Panorama von Mainz. Aufgenommen von dem Eichelstein".

      - Aquatinta v. Martens n. Baron Klein, 1837, 13,5 x 68 Blick auf die Mainzer Altstadt. Links die Stephanskirche, mittig der Dom, rechts die Mainmündung in den Rhein mit Hochheim im Hintergrund.

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        The Natural History and Antiquities of Selborne... A new edition; with notes, by Edward Turner Bennett, esq.

      J. and J. Arch; Longman and Co; Baldwin and Cradock et al. 1837. 8vo. Victorian green morocco, elaborate gilt foliate borders to sides, spine with raised bands, gilt panels and lettering, gilt turn ins, all edges gilt; pp. xxiv + 640, 46 illustrations, extra-illustrated with 83 tipped in engravings taken from Yarrell's British Birds and Fish, Thomas Bell's British Quadrupeds and Jenyn's 1843 edition of Selborne, manuscript copy of Bernard Barton's poem "Selborne" bound in ; spine a little sunned, very occasional spots, very good. Provenance: half title with ownership inscription of John Martin "in remembrance of/ the Editor", with Martin's bookplate to front pastedown. Also bound in are letters to Martin from John Joseph Bennett, the editor's brother, and Thomas Bell, the naturalist. There is also a newspaper cutting tipped in discussing the sale of Gilbert White's house, which, as a manuscript note attests, was bought by Bell, and to the verso of the half-title a manuscript copy of of Bell's account of the death of Edward Turner Bennett taken from his British Quadrupeds. First printing of Edward Turner Bennett's edition. This unique copy is a lovely memento of a particular set of important British naturalists. The identity of John Martin is uncertain, but he was clearly well acquainted with Edward Turner Bennett, effectively the founder of the Zoological Society of London who died in 1836 just before his edition of Selborne was published. As John Joseph Bennett's letter to Martin, dated Nov 24th 1836, shows, Martin made an important contribution to this book : "I have delayed returning your annotated White until I should be enabled to accompany it with the only appropriate thanks that I can offer in my brother's name... Pray accept the accompanying volume as a memorial of his friendship". The volume of Bennett's Selborne that his brother sent to Martin is, presumably, the same copy that we have here, having been extra-illustrated and handsomely rebound. John Joseph Bennett was himself an esteemed naturalist, a botanist who was secretary of the Linnean Society from 1840-60 and who, in the absence of Darwin and Wallace, read out their historic joint paper "On the the tendency of species to form varieties" to the Society in July 1858. Chairing that meeting as President was the zoologist Thomas Bell, who was clearly also a friend of the Bennetts and of Martin. His letter to Martin, dated only April 24, comes from White's cottage in Selborne and discusses the recipient's forthcoming membership of the Society for Promoting Christian Knowledge, of which Bell was a luminary. Bell's prominence in the SPCK may explain his repsonse to the Darwin-Wallce paper; his Linnean Society report for 1859 declared "The year which has passed has not, indeed, been marked by any of those striking discoveries which at once revolutionize, so to speak, the department of science on which they bear". John Martin's unique and splendid copy of this classic work has an emotional weight as a memorial to a naturalist who died at the age of only 39. It is also fascinating proof of how close knit the biological world was in the nineteenth century. Each individual naturalist depended on favours, friendship and gentlemen's agreements to swap resources, share information and even, in the case of Darwin and Wallace, announce world-changing theories. They also, clearly, regarded Gilbert White as the talisman of British natural history. His book is famously written in the form of letters to other naturalists, a further reminder of the collaborative nature of science; here, it is almost as if we see a continuing correspondence between the great man and the scientists who followed him, edited his work and bought his house.

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        ISARTAL. "Das obere Isarthal mit dem Karwendelgebirge". Blick von Nordosten auf Wallgau und Krün und die Gipfel des Karwendels, im Vgr. zweispänniger Planwagen.

      - Altkolorierte Lithographie von Gustav Kraus, 1837, 12,5 x 17 cm. Pressler 269. - Blatt XIII aus der 1837 bei Fr. Sauer erschienenen Folge "Alpenblumen". - Auf hellem Karton alt in Linienumrandung montiert. - Sehr feines altes Kolorit. [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        Principles of Political Economy. 4 Parts in 3 vols. Part the First: Of the Laws of the Production and Distribution of Wealth. Part the Second: Of the Causes which Retard Increase in the Population of Wealth, and Improvement in the Physical and Moral Condition of Man. Part the Third: Of the Causes which Retard Increase in the Numbers of Mankind. Part the Fourt: Of the Causes which Retard Improvement in the Political Condition of Man.

      Philadelphia & London, 1837-1840. 3 volumes lex 8vo. Bound in three absolutely lovely, contemporary, uniform moiré-impressed dark brown full cloth bindings. The impressed pattern of the cloth varies on the three bindings, contributing to the charm of the set. Gilt lettering to spines. Very neatly and gently re-backed, barely noteceable, laying down the original cloth spines. Some brownspotting, mostly to end-papers and first and last leaves in each volume. (2), XVI, 342; VI, pp. (9) - 466; (6), 270 pp. - Fully complete, collation in accordance with Einaudi. ¶ The rare first edition of Carey's extremely influential main work, which was to become the standard representation of the American School of Economic Thought and the dominant theoretical work within political economy - it fact, it dominated the US economic system from the time of its appearance up until 1973. It "made the fundamental departure [from the British economic theorists] of declaring that land derives its value from the capital expended on it," (Dictionary of American Biography) and that the wages of the workers increase faster than the returns of capital, thereby lending towards "a progressive diffusion of wealth among the poorest classes of society." (Dictionary of American Biography). Today Carey is considered the most internationally influential political economist and social scientist produced in nineteenth-century America.In the present work Carey essentially advocates the laissez-faire economic theory which has become a fundamental system of the North American political economy. He controverts the views of Malthus, Ricardo, McCulloch, and Torrens. He rejects Ricardo's rent theory, while he sets forth his own redistribution theory, "which called for progressive dispersal of wealth among the poorest families in society" (Brennan, The Politics of National Capitalism, p. 136)."The scope of Carey's optimistic belief in a harmonious order gradually widened. In his Principles of Political Economy the landowner becomes part of the harmonious order, with his earnings depicted as a return on his capital rather than a gift of nature. Population growth does not disturb the harmony as it is restrained by social conditioning." (The New Palgrave,p. 370). Ironically, Carey later changed his view on political economy, leaning towards a more protectionist stand point, a viewpoint which greatly influenced President Abraham Lincoln.Carey's influence upon the US-economy and the entire North American political establishment cannot be overestimated. Henry Carey emerged as the senior, global strategist among American military and intelligence leaders and - more importantly - he served as chief economic advisor to Abraham Lincoln during his presidency. Carey advocated the continuance of Abraham Lincoln's Greenbacks policy of debt-free, government-issued money as a way of freeing America's economy from British capitalists, who sought to control America's wealth. Lincoln furthermore sought to thoroughly modernize the American economy, including banking and the railroads, by creating cooperation - not conflict as, seen with the socialists in Europe - between labour and capital and Carey became the economic theoretician to support these views. Carey's enormous influence extended across the Atlantic Ocean to several European countries, especially Germany, who rapidly changed into an industrial giant in the 1870'ies and benefitted from Carey's policies. "This German revolution was affected largely through the personal efforts of American economist Henry C. Carey, as Bismarck welcomed Carey's intervention to educate and help shape a German policymaking elite. Carey was world renowned as intellectual leader of the forces backing Abraham Lincoln's agenda: government Library of Congress credit and high tariffs to build railroads, mills, and mines. With the political power and prestige of the Union's Civil War victory behind them, and the amazing success of U.S. industrialization under protectionism, Carey and his allies were taking this nationalist program out to German, Russia, Japan and the rest of the world." (Chaitkin, How Carey and Bismarck Transformed Germany, p. 66)Schumpeter too was sympathetic toward Carey's thinking: "We may feel that the United States would be a happier place and would have attained a higher cultural level by now if a larger part of the country's energies had gone into other than business pursuits and if, in consequence, her industrial development had been slower. This, however, is a matter of personal evaluation and does not excuse us from recognizing that Carey's was a great vision and that, in most respects, this vision expressed adequately both the situation and spirit of the country. Moreover, we cannot excuse ourselves from recognizing that this vision was independent of its deplorable analytic implementation and capable of being implemented more satisfactorily." (Schumpeter, History of Economic Analysis, pp. 516-7.). "Especially popular in Europe, Principles was translated into Swedish and Italian as well as German, Japanese, Portuguese, and Russian and was reprinted numerous times throughout the nineteenth century" (Brennan, The Politics of National Capitalism, p. 136).Einaudi 888Goldsmith 29768Sabin 10836

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        The Floral Cabinet, and Magazine of Exotic Botany.

      London: William Smith, 1837-40 - Quarto, 3 volumes (267 x 212 mm). Contemporary red half calf, raised bands to spines lettered in gilt, compartments tooled with swirling pattern in gilt, gilt floral roll to red cloth sides, marbled endpapers. Slight rubbing to extremities, wear to tips. An excellent copy. 137 hand-coloured lithographic plates. First edition. The authors state that they were motivated to produce this volume because "a periodical which should give accurate, and at the same time, highly finished representations of such plants as are remarkable for their beauty, their rarity, or their peculiarity of structure, was a desideratum in botanical literature" (preface). Dunthorne 173; Great Flower Books p. 62; Nissen BBI 2229.

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        Autograph Music Quote Signed 1897

      French composer, organist and music teacher (1837-1924), large signed autograph music quote from Le Paradis Perdu (The Lost Paradise), a 4-part oratorio he composed in 1878 and won him a Prix de la ville de Paris. A great success in its time, the orchestral part of this oratorio has been lost. Music quote includes 4 bars from the 3rd part of this oratorio, with the voices of Adam and Eve and a solo cello. Size is 10 x 6.5 inches, inscribed, in excellent condition. A large, rare piece. Watch and listen a part of Le Paradis Perdu (Dubois):

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        RELATION DES SIEGES ET DEFENSES DE BADAJOZ, D OLIVENÇA ET DE CAMPO-MAYOR En 1811 et 1812, Par Les Troupes Françaises De L Armee Du Midi En Espagne, Sous Les Ordres De M. Le Marechal Duc De Dalmatie; Par Le .

      Chez Anselin, Libraire Pour L Art Militaire., Paris 1837 - Sigue titulo: .SECONDE EDITION, AUGMENTEE D OBSERVATIONS CRITIQUES, ET SUIVIE DÚN PROJET DE INSTRUCTION A L USAGE DES GOUVERNEURS DES PLACES FORTES. Agotada la primera Edicion de esta obra en 1825 , 12 años despues se publicó esta Segunda Edicion mucho mejor que la primera pues tiene cuatro bellos planos (planches) : 1º) Sitio de Olivenza; 2º) Sitio de Badajoz; 3º) Primera y Segunda Defensa de Badajoz (1811/1812) y el 4º con la Tercera Defensa de Badajoz (1812). Entendiendo "Sitio" como plaza asediada por franceses y "Defensa" como plaza defendida por ellos. Tirada de solo 300 ejemplares. La encuadernacion esta bien pero su lomo está fatigado pues no se tuvo en cuenta la inclusion de los planos, por lo que seria precisa una encuadernacion mejor. Ex-libris. Size: 14 X 23 Centimetros. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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