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        Voyages et aventures du capitaine Bonneville. A l'ouest des Etats-Unis d'Amérique, au-delà des montagnes Rocheuses

      - Charpentier, Paris 1837, In-8 (13x21cm), 328pp. et 348pp., 2 volumes reliés. - Edition. Leganti in marmo periodo di cartone marrone. indietro liscio. parti del titolo e il numero del volume adornate con pelle blu. Tracce di attrito in tappi, bit e angoli. lentiggini pallide sparse, soprattutto nei margini. Nizza copia. - [FRENCH VERSION FOLLOWS] Edition originale, rare. Reliures en cartonnages brun marbré d'époque. Dos lisses. Pièces de titre et de tomaison ornés de maroquin marine. Traces de frottements en coiffes, mors et coins. Rousseurs pâles éparses, principalement dans les marges. Bel exemplaire. En 1835, Washington Irving fit la connaissance d'un militaire d'origine française revenu après 3 ans d'une expédition dans l'ouest, par delà les montagnes Rocheuses. A l'aide de ses conversations et de son manuscrit composé de nombreuses notes, l'auteur écrivit ce récit de voyages. Les premiers chapitres font état de la situation des compagnies commerciales américaines et de leurs relations avec l'ouest. Le reste est occupé par la relation de l'expédition du capitaine Bonneville et de ses 110 hommes. On y trouvera de nombreux récits sur les chasses aux bisons, les tribus indiennes (corbeaux noirs, ours blanc) et notamment sur Tueur de daims, le fameux héros de la trilogie de Fenimore Cooper, notamment dans son roman le plus célèbre : Le dernier des Mohicans. NB : Cet ouvrage est disponible à la librairie sur demande sous 48 heures.

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        Homöopathische Heilversuche an Pferden. Von einem Laien. 2. ganz umgearb. Aufl.

      Magdeburg, W. Heinrichshofen, 1837. - XXXVIII, 295 S., 8°, Marmorierter Pappband d. Zt. mit Rückenschild (= Homöopathische Heilversuche an kranken Hausthieren. Erster Brief [von 3]: Heilung der Pferde). - Gegenüber der ersten Auflage (1835) wesentlich erweitert; es erschienen noch zwei weitere Bde. zu Rindern (1836) u. Schafen (1843). Obwohl sich der Verfasser als "Laie" bezeichnet, muss er tiefe Kenntnisse in der veterinär-homöpathischen Tierheilkunde besessen haben (u.a. erwähnt er die isopathischen Mittel nach Hering u. Lux). Mit einem alphabetisch geordneten Verzeichnis der vorkommenden Arzneien u. der behandelten Krankheiten im Anhang. - Einband tlw. beschabt u. berieben, sonst ein sehr gutes Expl. - Selten.

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        Souvenirs des travaux du Simplon, Par R. Céard, Ancien procureur général a Genève [.], fils de feu N. Céard, ingénieur des ponts et chaussées de France [.], sous l'inspection duquel ont été éxécutés les travaux du Simplon

      G Fick, Geneva 1837 - Rebound in plain grey cloth with black label to spine. 22 lithographed plates by Engelmann and 8 maps and plans (1 folding) by Frutgier, title and text within borders, half-title. Some foxing through out. Some offsetting on pages opposite plates. First edition, scarce. Appointed by the First Consul as chief engineer of the department of Léman, Nicolas Céard, engineer of the bridges and roads, conceived the magnificent work of the route of the Simplon, which he executed in spite of immense difficulties in the space of five years, of 1801 to 1806. In this large volume folio, his son Robert, in order to rehabilitate the role of his father, traces the main phases and difficulties of the creation of the Simplon road. This work is enriched with 30 lithographic plates including 1 folded card and 20 views, generally fig. by V. Adam, Ed. Hostein del. and lit., Lith. from Engelmann to Paris; 1 plate with plan and section of fountain, view at mid-page (Calame del., Dunant Lith.); 8 geographical plans of projects (Johann Burdallet del., Lith of Frutiger) .The views represent bridges (Saltine, Ganther, Alto, Barracks, Crevola), the Fountain of Florimont, galleries (Schalbet , Algaby, Gondo, Isella, Crevola), Pas de Gondo, glaciers (Kaltwasser, Saaserberg), the Bernese Alps, Gorges (Gondo), the last plate shows the "Tomb of Mr Ns Céard in the cemetery of Héry. Size: Tall 4to [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        THE POSTHUMOUS PAPERS OF THE PICKWICK CLUB

      London: Chapman and Hall, 1837. First Edition, With Early Issue Points. Octavo, 609 pages; VG; Bound in brown cloth, front board and spine rebacked, rear board new; some foxing to plates; Has four 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, Page 400, line 21: "this friends" for "his friends."; 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; lacking illustrated title page; shelved case 4. Dupont.

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        Movements of the British Legion, With Strictures on the Course of Conduct Pursued by Lieutenant-General Evans

      London: Simpkin, Marshall, and Co., J. Macrone, and E. Wilson, 1837. Hardcover. Near fine. Second Edition. To Which is added, with new views, A Continuation of the Operations from the 5th of May, 1836, to the close of March, 1837. xvi, [2], 330 p. 24 cm. Frontispiece, one map, 5 other lithograph plates. Bound in burgundy leather with marbled paper boards. New endpapers. Presentation copy inscribed by the author on title page. John Richardson, born 1796 in Queenston, was the first Canadian novelist to achieve an international reputation; his best-known novel, Wacousta, was in print for over a century. As a soldier he distinguished himself before he was 17 years old and as a journalist he played a significant role in the 1837 Rebellions. He was undoubtedly one of the most colourful figures in Upper Canada and one of the most obnoxious. Excitable, belligerent, haughty, and quick to take offence, his life was a succession of quarrels and controversies, one of which concerns this book. When civil war broke out in Spain between the legitimate monarch, Queen Isabella, and the pretender to the throne, Don Carlos, in 1834, Richardson enlisted in a British Auxiliary Legion, was promoted to the rank of captain, and later to that of major. After the storming of San Sebastian, he was created a Knight of Saint Ferdinand (K.S.F.) by Queen Isabella. While convalescing in London from a wound in 1836, he issued the first edition of this volume, in which he defended the Legion and its commander, General Sir De Lacy Evans, against the hostile criticism of the Tories in the House of Commons. But when Richardson heard that he had been passed over by General Evans in a list of promotions and decorations, he added a section to his book, bitterly attacking Evans as a cowardly and incompetent commander. He then reissued the book in 1837 as this volume, Movements of the British Legion with Strictures on the Course of Conduct Pursued by Lieutenant-General Evans. Never one to drop a quarrel lightly, Richardson followed this up with a second attack, The Personal Memoirs of Major Richardson as connected with the singular oppression of that officer while in Spain by Lieutenant-General Sir De Lacy Evans, published in Montreal in 1838 after Richardson had returned to Canada. The final assault was made in a satirical novel in which Evans is the thinly-disguised villianJack Brag in Spain, published serially in the early 1840s in Richardson's Brockville newspaper, The New Era. On the title page, Richardson inscribes this book for his old friend George Frederick de Rottenburg, a British Army officer who arrived in Canada in the 1830s, departing Canada in 1852. George Frederick was the son of Major-General Francis de Rottenburg, a Swiss-born officer who served in Britain's army.

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        Movements of the British Legion, with Strictures on the Course of Conduct Pursued by Lieutenant-General Evans

      Simpkin, Marshall, and Co. et al, London 1837 - xii, 330 p. 22 cm. Frontispiece and 6 other full-page engravings. Half red leather with marbled boards. "Second Edition. To Which is Added, with New Views, A Continuation of the Operations from the 5th of May, 1836, to the close of March, 1837." Corners a little bumped. Some light spotting to plate across from p. 291. To Canadians, Major John Richardson may be best remembered for his novel "Wacousta." But in 1835, Richardson joined the British auxiliary legion raised for service in Spain during the First Carlist War. His journal of the movements of the legion, published in 1836, along with this next edition of the work, were used by the Tories to embarrass the Whig government of Lord Melbourne, whose representatives retaliated by making personal attacks on Richardson. But the troubles of the British Legion were internal as well. Richardson, describing his sufferings at the hands of its commander, Lt.-Gen. George de Lacy Evans, exposes the petty intrigues of military adventurers and place-seekers. His personal memoirs, published in 1838, and a satirical novel, "Jack Brag in Spain," continued his exposé of the British Legion. While still serving in Spain, Richardson was brought before a military court for discrediting the reputation of the legion, a charge altered to "cowardice in battle." Richardson, who had been wounded in the campaign, was exonerated, and promoted to major in 1836. Afterwards, his books, which had been published anonymously, carried his name and rank as seen here. [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        Posthumous Papers of the Pickwick Club With Forty-Three Illustrations, by R. Seymour and Phiz.

      London Chapman and Hall 1837 - An Exceptionally Tall Copy DICKENS, Charles. The Posthumous Papers of the Pickwick Club. With Forty-Three Illustrations, by R. Seymour and Phiz. London: Chapman and Hall, 1837. First edition in book form. Errata uncorrected. Octavo (8 5/8 x 5 1/2 inches; 222 x 140 mm). [4], xvi, 609 pp. Including the half title. With forty-three inserted plates by Seymour, Buss and 'Phiz'. With the Seymour and Buss plates, and with the 'Phiz' plates from early steels. Frontispiece and engraved title in the second state. None of the illustrations are captioned but all are signed. Some lower margins remain uncut. 20th-century full red morocco with a gilt medallion portrait of Dickens to front and gilt facsimile signature to rear. Spine compartments paneled and decorated in gilt, gilt spine lettering. Gilt board edges and turn ins. Marbled endpapers. Top edge gilt. Minimal foxing. Text and plates generally very clean. Overall, a near fine, and exceptionally tall, copy of this early title. "From a literary standpoint the supremacy of this book has been. firmly established. It was written by Dickens when he was twenty-four and its publication placed the author on a solid foundation from which he never was removed. It is quite probable that only Shakespeare’s Works, the Bible and perhaps the English Prayer Book, exceed "Pickwick Papers" in circulation" (Eckel, 17). "Never was a book received with more rapturous enthusiasm than that which greeted the Pickwick Papers!" (Allibone I:500). Pickwick would be the first volume in which Dickens was acknowledged as the author, rather than using his pen name, "Boz." Gimbel A15. Hatton and Cleaver. Smith, Dickens, I, 3. HBS 67903. $2,000 [Attributes: Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

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        THE POSTHUMOUS PAPERS OF THE PICKWICK CLUB

      Chapman and Hall, London 1837 - Octavo, 609 pages; VG; Bound in brown cloth, front board and spine rebacked, rear board new; some foxing to plates; Has four 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, Page 400, line 21: "this friends" for "his friends."; 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; lacking illustrated title page; shelved case 4. Dupont. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Schriften zur reinen Philosophie. Philosophische Anthropologie.

      8. Gewebebde. 8 Bde. (komplett) in der Reihe "Sämtliche Schriften": Bd. 1-8. Nach den Ausgaben letzter Hand zusammengestellt und eingeleitet von Gert König und Lutz Geldsetzer. Nachdruck der Originalausgabe von 1837. 2. Aufl. Rückenschilder zum Teil abgerieben, sonst tadellos.

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        Pickwick in der Fremde oder: Die Reise in Frankreich. Aus dem Englischen des G.W.M.Reynolds bearbeitet von Dr.Ludwig Herrig. 4 Bände in 2 mit 14 (8+6) Falt-Kupfern - geb. Deutsche Erstausgaben

      Anmerkungen zum Buch: Die englische Erstausgabe "Abroad or, the Tour in France" erschien 1837/8 als Folgeroman die deutsche EA 1841 (siehe mein Angebot) in allen Buch-Suchsystemen habe ich nur ein zweites Exemplar in deutscher Sprache gefunden, nämlich ein signiertes Exemplar, es wird in der Bayerischen Staatsbibliothek zu München aufbewahrt! Zum Autor: er lebte von 1814 - 1879, sein Werk war umfangreicher als das von Thackeray oder Dickens. Interessant ist, dass "The Pickwick-Papers", deutsch "Die Pickwickier", von Charles Dickens ebenfalls im Jahre 1837 als Folgeroman erschienen! Noch interessanter ist, dass in beiden Werken gleichnamige Figuren agieren ... u.a. Mister Pickwick, Tracy Tupman, Nathaniel Winkle, Samuel und Tony Weller ??? Wie ist das zu erklären? Wer hat von wem abgekupfert ??? Oder gibt es dafür eine ganz einfache Erklärung ... gab es Zusammenarbeit ??? Den Goldprägedruck "Marryat's Werke" auf den Buchrücken kann ich mir eigentlich nur so erklären, dass ein etwas unkundiger Bibliothekar im vorletzten Jahrhundert diese fälschlich (bei Restaurierung oder Neubindung) so beschriften ließ ... Frederik Marryat lebte von 1792 - 1848 und schrieb (mehr oder weniger auch zur selben Zeit unzählige vor allem von der Seefahrt handelnde Romane ... vielleicht bestehen auch ganz andere Zusammenhänge ??? Viele Fragen, keine Antworten ... die Suchsysteme konnten sie mir jedenfalls bis heute nicht beantworten - vielleicht können Sie helfen welche zu finden, Dankeschön! Für diese soeben gelesenen Zeilen kann ich keine Gewähr übernehmen - ich bitte um Verständnis! Pergament-Rücken mit Goldprägedruck/marmorierte Pappe. Rundum berieben und bestoßen, Buchblöcke stabil und gerade Seiten vollständig, teils leicht fleckig Namenseintragungen mit Datum auf Buchdeckelinnenseite in beiden Bänden sind 14 (8+6)zeitgenössische, sehr eindrucksvolle Kupfertafeln - zwei attraktiv ausgestattete, sehr ordentliche und zudem extrem seltene Ausgaben! Der Versand erfolgt per versicherter Sendung zu meinen Konditionen!

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        The Posthumous Papers of the Pickwick Club. With forty-three illustrations by R. Seymour and Phiz.

      London: Chapman and Hall, 1837 - Octavo (208 x 128 mm). Early 20th-century green morocco by Charles McLeish, titles to spine gilt in compartments, decorative frames gilt to covers, turn-ins and edges gilt. Binder's initials to rear pastedown. Minor rubbing to extremities, spine lightly toned, occasional foxing to plates; an excellent copy. Etched vignette title page, frontispiece, 41 plates by Robert Seymour, R. W. Buss, and H. K. Browne. First edition, early issue with the two Buss plates present (facing pages 69 and 74) and all the plates in early states with page numbers as called for, but no titles or imprints, and the vignette title-page with the signboard reading "Veller" (corrected to "Weller" in later issues). Pickwick Papers, Charles Dickens's first novel, transformed the obscure journalist into England's most famous writer in a matter of months. The first monthly instalment was issued in an edition of 1,000 copies in April 1836. The book became a publishing sensation after the introduction of Sam Weller in chapter 10, the fourth instalment, issued in July 1836, after which the publishers reprinted the earlier instalments so that readers could catch up. For that reason, even in parts, copies are almost impossible to find in uniform first state. By the time the book was issued in November 1837, many textual corrections had been made. Booksellers often list numerous (and confusing) text points that might conceivably apply to a perfect set of Pickwick Papers as originally issued in parts, but all these points could never be found together in the issues in book form. The serial was originally intended to be primarily a vehicle for the cartoons of Robert Seymour, until he committed suicide after the first number was published. Robert William Buss then took over, but he was inexperienced in steel engraving and had to be replaced. The final choice, Hablot Knight Browne (Phiz), was to be Dickens's chosen collaborator for the next two decades. For later issues Phiz illustrated parts IV–XX, re-engraved the Seymour plates and entirely replaced the Buss plates. This copy is handsomely bound by Charles McLeish, with his initials gilt to the rear pastedown. McLeish was one of T. E. Lawrence's favourite binders, of whom he wrote: "McLeish is a good workman: which, in the RAF, and by RAF standards, is the highest praise" (TEL - Correspondence with Bernard and Charlotte Shaw, II, p. 99). Smith I.3. [Attributes: First Edition]

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        Recherches sur la probabilité des jugements en matière criminelle et en matière civile

      Paris Bachelier, 1837 - 4 . (262 x 205 mm). (4) IX (3) 415 Seiten. Halblederband der Zeit. Berieben und bestoßen, stellenweise leicht stockfleckig. Einband etwas fleckig und bestoßen. Innendeckel mit Ex Libris: Spearman Collection National institute of Industrial Psychology. Titel rückseitig gestempelt, Wellcome Library. Erste Ausgabe seines Hauptwerkes zur Wahrscheinlichkeitsrechnung. Poisson (1781-1840), Schüler von Laplace, war Professor für Mathematik und Physik an der École Polytechnique in Paris. Als Mathematiker arbeitete er auf vielen Gebieten, unter anderem auch auf dem der Wahrscheinlichkeitsrechnung.- DSB 15, 480. The Poisson distribution Première édition, rare. "Poisson's major work on probability was a book, Recherche., published in 1837. The book was in large part a treatise on probability theory after the manner of Laplace, with an emphasis on the behavior of means of large numbers of measurements. The latter portion (p. 318-415) dealt with the subject matter of the title. Some of this material was taken from memoirs Poisson published in the two preceding years. Only a charitable moderne reading could identify a new concept in the work ; yet the book contains the germ of the two things now most commonly associated with the Poisson's name. The first of these is the probability distribution now commonly called the Poisson distribution. In a section of the book concerned with the form of the binomial distribution for large numbers of trials, Poisson does in fact derive this distribution in its cumulative forme, as a limit to the binomial distribution when the chance of a success is very small. The distribution appears on only one page in all of Poisson'qs work (here, p. 206). The second most common appearance of Poisson's name in moderne literature is in connection with a generalization of the Bernoulli law of large numbers." (Stigler) "Significant for the author's participation in an important contemporary debate. The legitimacy of the application of the calculus to areas relating to the moral order, that is to say within the broad area of what is now called the humanistic sciences, was bitterly disputed beginning in 1820 in politically conservative circles [.] Poission was bold enough to take pen in hand to defend the universality of the probabilistic thesis and to demonstrate the conformability to the order of nature of the regularities that the calculus of probability, without recourse to hidden causes, reveals when things are subjected to a great number of observations" Stigler, The History of Statistics, pp. 182-183 ; DSB, Suppl., pp. 489. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Memorials of Oxford

      Oxford: John Henry Parker; H. Slatter, and W. Graham; Charles Tilt, London,, 1837. The engravings by John Le Keux, from drawings by F. Mackenzie. 3 volumes, octavo (210 x 135 mm). Contemporary vellum over thick boards, dark red morocco labels at head of smooth spines, spines gilt all over with a repeated flower-head tool, sides with wide gilt border of repeated leafy pinnacle tool suggestive of "dreaming spires", quatrefoil cornerpieces, gilt turn-ins, yellow endpapers, gilt edges, purple silk place markers (detached). 100 steel-engraved plates by John Le Keux from drawings by Frederick Mackenzie, woodcuts in the text, folding map of Oxford to vol. III. Chip to fore edge of binder's blank in vol. I, occasional light offsetting, a few minor blemishes, very good condition overall and a most attractive set, handsomely bound. First edition of one of the most notable works of the history and antiquities of Oxford University, by the Old English scholar and antiquary James Ingram (1774–1850), president of Trinity College at the time of publication. The engravings of Le Keux, whose work had contributed very largely to the success of the publications of John Britton, were widely admired: "an early reviewer noted approvingly that the publication of views of Oxford's 'halls of learning imposes a check upon future innovators'" (Hist. U. Oxf. 6: 19th-cent. Oxf., xvii). The work was reissued in two volumes in 1847. The handsome vellum binding is unsigned, but is likely Oxford work. This copy has the bookplates, dated 1925, of George Drewry Squibb, then of Queen's College, himself later a distinguished antiquary and lawyer, as well as the book labels of James Hakes and Robert J. Hayhurst.

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        Tavern Scene From William Shakespeare's Henry IV.

      [1837] Signed & dated watercolour. Image approx. 20.5 x 28cm. In a recent frame, glazed.A printed label on the back of the frame notes: '"Tavern Scene from Henry IV" (Falstaff, Mistress Quickly & Pistol)...' This appears to be a very early example of the work of a teenage John Tenniel, aged just 16 or 17 in 1837. Encouraged by the artist John Martin, who was a family friend and mentor, Tenniel began exhibiting at the Society of British Artists as early as 1835.His works 'showed a predilection for watercolour and for scenes from Scott's Waverley Novels'. 1837 was the year of Tenniel's first known sale, a work on oil called The Stirrup Cup bought by Tyrone Power, the Irish actor. It was the same year in which Tenniel first exhibited at the Royal Academy's summer exhibition. Shakespeare, together with a love of early costume, 17th century romances and Italian opera, were sources of inspiration for some of Tenniel's early sketches, a few of which survive in two known Tenniel scrapbooks. He would emerge later as a great satirist of Shakespearean scenes. This watercolour depicts a scene at the Boar's Head Tavern. It is accomplished but, understandably for a young artist, without the refinement of a more experienced hand. (Frankie Morris: Artist of Wonderland: The Life, Political Cartoons, and Illustrations of Tenniel, 2005. PLEASE NOTE: For customers within the UK and the EU, this item is subject to VAT.

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        Porzana Mauretta (Spotted Crake)

      London 1837 - This splendid hand-colored, folio-size lithograph, Porzana Mauretta, from John Gould’s (1804-1881) monumental book "Birds of Great Britain" (1862-1873) is in excellent condition with evidence of previous taping on top edge. Measuring 14.25" x 21.75", this lithograph displays the author’s scientific skill and attention to detail. Commonly called Spotted Crake, this intimate scene illustrates two adult ducks with their flock. The adults are expertly hand-colored in brown and blue with intricate patterns on their wings and plumage. The chicks all have grey-blue down. John Gould was an English ornithologist, self-taught artist and naturalist. Gould first worked as a gardener under his father in the Royal Gardens of Windsor from 1818-1824, where he began his illustrations. He became an expert taxidermist, opening his own practice in London in 1824 and in 1827 he became the first Curator and Preserver at the museum of the Zoological Society of London. Through his work he was able to meet with the country’s leading naturalists and view new collections of birds given to the Zoological Society. His interest in birds was continually developing and in 1830 he published his first volume on birds, “A Century of Birds From the Himalaya Mountains.” For the next fifty years, Gould, his wife and artists working with them traveled around Asia, the East Indies and Australia. His wife Elizabeth and other artists were able to transfer his sketches to stone; hand print and hand-color them. Gould was especially proud of this sumptuous work “Birds of Great Britain” describing the volumes as a return to his old love of native birds. Unlike in earlier publications, however, the illustrations incorporate more nests, eggs, and young than the earlier works, with a focus on landscapes and family groupings. The ornithologist and his collaborators took more of an interest in creating accurate, appropriate settings, and included more plants and fully delineated environments, resulting in a number of lavish scenes of action and interaction. Gould's rightful pride in these illustrations was reflected in his preface explanation of their coloring: " every sky with its varied tints and every feather of each bird were colored by hand; and when it is considered that nearly two hundred and eighty thousand illustrations in the present work have been so treated, it will most likely cause some astonishment to those who give the subject a thought." Gould's pride in “The Birds of Great Britain” was matched by its public success.

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        David Ricardo’s Grundgesetze der Volkswirthschaft und Besteuerung. Aus dem Englischen übersetzt und erläutert von Dr. Edw. Baumstark. Erster Band: Uebersetzung. Zweiter Band: Erläuterungen

      Leipzig, Verlag von Wilh. Engelmann 1837 - 1837-1838. Zwei Bände in 8vo; X, XXXII, 461, (3) Seiten; X, (2), 830, (2), mit 6 Falttabellen; Halbleder der Zeit, Ecken verstärkt, kleine Restaurierungen an Ecken und Kanten, Rückenvergoldung und goldgeprägte Rückentitel und Bandnummern, grüner Schnitt, innen sauber und frisch, sehr gute Exemplare. Erste Ausgabe der zweiten und umfassenderen deutschen Übersetzung von On the principles of political economy and taxation 1817. Die deutschen Übersetzungen von 1821 und 1837-38 sind aktuell seltener als die englische Erstausgabe von 1817. David Ricardo (1772-1823) kam durch Börsengeschäfte zu Ansehen und Reichtum. Adam Smith’s Wealth of Nations weckte seine Begeisterung für die politische Ökonomie. Ab 1809 trat er mit eigenen Schriften zu ökonomischen Tagesfragen an die Öffentlichkeit. On the principles 1817 ist sein Hauptwerk. Er folgt darin der Wertlehre von Adam Smith und erklärt die gesellschaftlich notwendige Arbeitszeit als einzige Ursache des Wertes der Waren. Bei der Preislehre hat Ricardo eine andere Sicht als Adam Smith, und er teilt auch nicht Smith’s optimistische Einschätzung der wirtschaftlichen Entwicklung. Die Ausweitung der Beschäftigung infolge steigender Akkumulation trägt die Neigung zur Stagnation in sich, wenn es der Wirtschaft nicht durch technischen Fortschritt gelingt, die steigenden Nahrungsmittelkosten zu kompensieren und durch konsequenten Freihandel sich gleichschrittlich mit dem Wirtschaftswachstum billige Nahrungsmittel aus ausländischer Produktion zu erschließen. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        PUGIN. A COLLECTION OF THREE VERY RARE ORIGINAL PUBLICATIONS BY PUGIN 1837-42. Lectures on Ecclesiastical Architecture (1837-39); Ecclesiastical Architecture in England (1841-42); Mr Pugin and the Students of St. Mary's. Address and ... (Truncated)

      1837, Disbound, First Edition. Full Book Title: PUGIN. A COLLECTION OF THREE VERY RARE ORIGINAL PUBLICATIONS BY PUGIN 1837-42. Lectures on Ecclesiastical Architecture (1837-39); Ecclesiastical Architecture in England (1841-42); Mr Pugin and the Students of St. Mary's. Address and Reply (1838). TOGETHER WITH 4 original publications regarding Pugin (all published 1837). A collection of very rare original publications by Pugin. The collection consists of the following: 1 - Lectures on Ecclesiastical Architecture: Three Lectures (in Four parts, 21pp; 17pp; 18pp; 10pp; in whole issues of Catholic Magazine {v2, No 4. v2, No 17. v3, No 24. v3, No 25}, 1837-39). 2 - Ecclesiastical Architecture in England (in Two parts, 48pp, 9 plates, figures; 104pp, 15 plates; extracted from Dublin Review {v10. v12},1841-42). 3 - Mr Pugin and the Students of St. Mary's. Address and Reply, 4pp. (In a whole issue of Catholic Magazine {v2, No 22}, 1838). TOGETHER WITH 4 original publications regarding Pugin; 4 - Cardinal Wiseman on Pugin, 25pp. (Extracted from Dublin Review, {v3}, 1837). 5 - Pugin's Architectural Contrasts, 9pp. (In a whole issue of Edinburgh Catholic Magazine {v1, No 4}, 1837. 6 - Miscellany, regarding Pugin's Apology, 1pp. (In a whole issue of Edinburgh Catholic Magazine {v1, No 6}, 1837. 7 - Mr Pugin's Apology, 7pp. (In a whole issue of Edinburgh Catholic Magazine {v1, No 8}, 1837. All in very good condition throughout. The entire selection of eleven items is disbound, but each part is contained in a clear protective sleeve for safe handling, and the whole collection is housed in a box file for smart presentation and ease of shelving. Size: Octavo (standard book size). Quantity Available: 1. Category: Antiquarian & Rare; Pugin; New Arrivals; Collections.

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        Principles of Political Economy. Part the First: Of the Laws of the Production and Distribution of Wealth (Volume One only)

      Philadelphia and London: Carey, Lea & Blanchard and John Miller, 1837. Near Fine. First edition. Tall octavo. Publisher's brown cloth gilt. 342pp. Probably contemporary embossed bookstore stamp from a Lebanon, Pennsylvania shop. Moderate foxing in the text, tiny tears at the spine ends, else a nice, very near fine copy. An important work of economics, the prevailing document in the foundation of American economic thought.

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        56-55 - Observations on abdominal tumors and intumescence illustrated by some cases of acephalocysts hydatids (pp.432-492, 8 Taf.). + Diagnosis where Tumors are situated at the Basis of the Brain (279-310).

      Guy's Hosp. Rep.,2. - London, Samuel Highley, 32 Fleet Street, 1837, 8, VII, 548, (7) pp., 21 z.Teil farb. lith. Tafeln, Halbledereinband der Zeit. First Edition! "this is the first of his papers on abdominual tumours. Thayer considers that this description of the daughter cysts developing is the first in medical literature. For this investigation Richard Bright (1789-1858) made use of the microscope." The "Cases and Observations of Diagnosis where Turmors are situated at the basis of the brain or where other parts of The Brain and Spinal cord suffer Lesion from Disease" (pp.279-310) Contains two well described cases of aphasia. This paper shows that Richard Bright (1789-1858) "was one of the first exponents of the theory of cerebral localization. This volume contains further the first therapeutic employment of static electricity by Thomas Addison and some important papers by Dr. Hodgkin about the structure of Urinary Calculi.Hill 51

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        The Story of the Three Bears.

      Porter and Wright, 60 Pall-Mall 1837 - vi, 29pp [10] leaves of plates. Bound in original decorative paper covered boards and illustrated with 10 wood engraved plates by Robert Hart after designs by "C.J.". The book has had a new spine added as the original was nonexistent. The boards are soiled and rubbed/worn at extremities, the rear cover having some juvenile ink marks. Most of the pages inside have minor foxing and marks as this was a favorite children’s story. The plate facing page 14, a child has drawn in ink and added a sign on top of the stair bannister; The plate facing page 16 has a light ink mark in the image; on page 21 the original printed line of text which was ‘By what may not be named’ has been erased and replaced in ink ‘Somebody must be blamed’; the plate facing page 28 a juvenile hand has neatly drawn in ink she heels to the old womans feet and a line coming from the bears bottom; Someone has written ‘!!!Alas!!!’ on the final page. Not a great copy but a very scarce book of a much loved fairy tale. As Toronto Library has made a PDF of their copy of the book I have been able to collate it and all is complete. Please note the binding appears to have originally been as a hard back, myself and the conservator agreed on this. The only copy on COPAC at Cambridge Library has paper wrappers only. The editions found on the Toronto library web site from the Osbourne collection, one has been rebound later and is incomplete, the other copy they have does not mention if it’s in wrappers or hard bound. The publisher may have sold the book either as a bound hard copy or in original paper wrappers. This is the first collected edition of this early version of ‘Goldilocks and the Three Bears’. It original appeared in print in Volume Four of ‘The Doctor’, 1837, by Robert Southey. The first illustrated version of ‘The Three Bears ‘story with text by George Nicol appeared that Christmas. In 1841, Nicol’s version was re-issued by Wright with two additional tales: ‘The Wolf and the Seven Kids’ ( a tale from Brothers Grimm read by Great Bear. Having wished the story to become more widely known, Southey was pleased with the success of Nicol’s version. Surviving copies of any early edition are quite scarce. ‘Any text of the story dated before 1850 is a rare and desirable possession’ (Quayle, 73.) Originally accepted as an invention by Southey, the tale almost certainly has an oral history that predates ‘The Doctors’ 1837 publication. In 1951 a manuscript entitled ‘The Story of the Three Bears’ related appeared. It was dated September 1831, written and illustrated by Eleanor Mure and presented to her nephew Horace Broke as a birthday gift. Although traditional versions make the story’s porridge thief a fox, both Mure’s and Southey’s tales make their thief a heroine, a disagreeable old woman. By 1850, the intruder appears for the first time as a little girl named ‘Silver Hair’; and in 1868, ‘Golden hair’. The first use of the name ‘Goldilocks’, which is now universally attached to the story occurs in ‘Old Nursery Stories and Rhymes’, published 1904. See Muir, 124; Qualye, 73; Carpenter & Prichard, 524. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Die Wundermappe oder sämmtliche Kunst- und Natur-Wunder des ganzen Erdballs. Band 4 und 5 (von 13) in 1 Band: Süd- Deutschland - Nord-Deutschland.

      Frankfurt/M Comptoir für Literatur und Kunst 1837 - Mit 122 Stahl- und Kupferstich-Tafeln, davon 49 Tafeln in Kopie. VIII, 360; VIII, 316 S. 23 x 15 cm. Etwas späterer Halbleinenband (gering fleckig und berieben) mit handschriftlichem Rückenschild. (086). Goedeke XI, 262, 9. NDB V, 448 f. - Die beiden Deutschland-Bände der Reihe. - Unter den Tafeln sind 49 fehlende durch gute Kopie ergänzt! Mitunter etwas gebräunt und fleckig.

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        Observatorio Pintoresco .

      1837. . 1837 - Imprenta de la Compañía Tipográfica. Madrid. Col. Desde el número 1 al 16. 1 Vol. . 136pp + 8 litografías pp. Folio Menor. Media Piel de época. Hemeroteca / Revistas / Publicaciones , Siglo XIX . Temprana y poco conocida publicación periódica madrilena sobre literatura, historia, ciencia, zoología etc, ilustrada con numerosos grabados xilográficos intertexto y láminas litográficas de gran belleza e interés.

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        Principles of Political Economy. Part the First: Of the Laws of the Production and Distribution of Wealth (Volume One only)

      Philadelphia and London: Carey, Lea & Blanchard and John Miller, 1837. Near Fine. First edition. Tall octavo. Publisher's brown cloth gilt. 342pp. Probably contemporary embossed bookstore stamp from a Lebanon, Pennsylvania shop. Moderate foxing in the text, tiny tears at the spine ends, else a nice, very near fine copy. An important work of economics, the prevailing document in the foundation of American economic thought.

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        Antique Master Print-PROGRESS OF INTEMPERANCE-ROBBER-Reynolds-Rippingille-1837

      - Plate VI: 'The progress of intemperance - The Robber.' Three men crouched behind a rock at right, preparing to ambush the old man walking towards them on road beyond at left. Mezzotint engraving with some accent hand colouring on a vellin type of paper. Description: This is an original antique master print published 1837 by Ackerman & Co. London. Our definition of a Master Print is a seperately published print or series of prints, not being an illustrative print to a text. These can both be prints made by old masters (artists) or prints made by others (artists, engravers, etchers) after old masters.Artists and Engravers: This plate engraved by Samuel William Reynolds and possibly his son (since it was published after his death and his son is known to have worked on unfinished plates working under the same name) after E. V. Rippingille. Samuel William Reynolds I (1773 - 1835) was a successful mezzotint engraver, landscape painter and landscape gardener. Reynolds was a popular engraver in both Britain and France and there are over 400 examples of his work in the National Portrait Gallery in London. Edward Villiers Rippingille (c. 1790 - 1859) was an English oil painter and watercolourist who was a member of the informal group of artists which has come to be known as the Bristol School. In that group he was a particularly close associate of both Edward Bird and Francis Danby. Condition: Fine. Paper browned, brown spots and water stained in left margin. Please study scan carefully. Storage location: B35-10 The overall size is ca. 22.6 x 17.9 inch. The image size is ca. 17.9 x 14.4 inch. The overall size is ca. 57.5 x 45.5 cm. The image size is ca. 45.5 x 36.5 cm.

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        Narrative Of An Expedition To The East Coast Of Greenland, Sent By Order Of The King Of Denmark, In Search Of The Lost Colonies, Under The Command Of Captn. W.A. Graah, Of The Danish Royal Navy.

      London: John W. Parker, 1837. sep 22 2017. xvi, 199. b/w folding map. "Author's diary of his sojourns at Julienhaab and Nennortalik, investigations of the Norse ruins at Kakortok, West Greenland; notes trip in umiak along southeast coast... wintering at Nukarbik..."—Arctic Bib 6032. First English translation of a Danish work published the same year. A very nice copy of this interesting narrative in contemporary decorated cloth with spine label over marbled boards.

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        Memoirs of the Life of the Late John Mytton, Esq. of Halston, Shropshire, Formerly M.P. for Shrewsbury, High Sheriff for the Counties of Salop and Merioneth, and Major of the North Shropshire Yeomanry Cavalry; With Notices of his Hunting, Shooting, Driving, Racing, eccentric and extravagant Exploits.

      London, Rudolph Ackermann, (1837). Second Edition. 23,5 x 15 cm. Gestochener Titel mit Vignette, IX Seiten, 1 Blatt, 206 Seiten, 1 Blatt, mit 18 altkolorierte Aquatinta-Tafeln von H. Alken und T.J. Rawlins Ldr. der Zeit mit Rückenschild (berieben und etwas fleckig). Schwerdt I, 38; Tooley 67. - „more interesting than the first edition\" (Schwerdt). - „This second edition contains 6 extra plates, and 3 new plates replace 3 of the old plates of the first edition, making 9 new plates in all\" (Tooley). - Die schönen Tafeln von Henry Alken und T. J. Rawlins mit karikaturistischen Jagd- und Reitszenen. - Durchgehend leicht gebräunt, die Tafeln meist nur am Rand. Versand D: 6,00 EUR Bücher, England; Jagd; Karikaturen; Reiten

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        Die gesammelte katholische Lehre in ihrem Zusammenhange.

      Vorgetragen in Katechesen an d. Metropolitankirche unser l. Frau in München. und rot/grünen Rückenschildern. Prachtexemplar ! Nur leicht berieben u. bestoßen, teilw. ganz leicht stockfleckig. Bd. 1. Von dem Glauben. 1837. XXXII,316 Seiten, hinterer fliegender Vorsatz fehlt - Bd. 2. Von der Hoffnung. 1838. L,310 S. - Bd. 3. Von der Liebe. Mit einer Beylage: Von dem Staate, der auf die 10 Gebothe sich gründet, oder von dem weltlichen Regimente als göttlicher Einsetzung oder auch: Von dem göttlichen Rechte der Könige. 1838. XXVIII,418 S. - Bd. 4. Von der Kirche und ihren Gebothen. 1839. XXXII,476 S. - 5. Von den hl. Sakramenten und Sakramentalien. 1840. XLII,486 S. - Bd. 6. Von den Sünden und ihrer Reinigung, als dem verneinenden Theile der christlichen Gerechtigkeit. 1841. LI,392 S. - Bd. 7. Von dem Guten und von der Weise, das Gute zu üben, oder von den Tugenden, als dem bejahenden Theile der christlichen Gerechtigkeit, und der Ascese. 1842. XCII,604 S. - Am Schluß einiger Bände Verlagsanzeigen. Sehr schönes, sehr atraktives einheitlich gebundenes Exemplar, nur einmal eines der jeweils 2 Rückenschilder (rot und grün) leicht abweichend aufgehellt. Auf allen Bänden/Rücken steht einheitlich unten rot unterlegt "Eggerl.".Wir fanden im KVK nur Exemplare bis 7 Bände. MwSt 7% Wenn Sie weitere Bilder wünschen, schreiben Sie uns eine Email, wir schicken Ihnen dann die gewünschten Motive zu.

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        Memorials of Oxford. The engravings by John Le Keux, from drawings by F. Mackenzie.

      Oxford: John Henry Parker; H. Slatter, and W. Graham; Charles Tilt, London, 1837 - 3 volumes, octavo (210 x 135 mm). Contemporary vellum over thick boards, dark red morocco labels at head of smooth spines, spines gilt all over with a repeated flower-head tool, sides with wide gilt border of repeated leafy pinnacle tool suggestive of "dreaming spires", quatrefoil cornerpieces, gilt turn-ins, yellow endpapers, gilt edges, purple silk place markers (detached). Chip to fore edge of binder's blank in vol. I, occasional light offsetting, a few minor blemishes, very good condition overall and a most attractive set, handsomely bound. 100 steel-engraved plates by John Le Keux from drawings by Frederick Mackenzie, woodcuts in the text, folding map of Oxford to vol. III. First edition of one of the most notable works of the history and antiquities of Oxford University, by the Old English scholar and antiquary James Ingram (1774–1850), president of Trinity College at the time of publication. The engravings of Le Keux, whose work had contributed very largely to the success of the publications of John Britton, were widely admired: "an early reviewer noted approvingly that the publication of views of Oxford's 'halls of learning imposes a check upon future innovators'" (Hist. U. Oxf. 6: 19th-cent. Oxf., xvii). The work was reissued in two volumes in 1847. The handsome vellum binding is unsigned, but is likely Oxford work. This copy has the bookplates, dated 1925, of George Drewry Squibb, then of Queen's College, himself later a distinguished antiquary and lawyer, as well as the book labels of James Hakes and Robert J. Hayhurst. [Attributes: First Edition]

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        Don Carlos e i Suoi Difensori. Collezione di Ritratti Originali con Introduzione e Notizia Biografica sopra ciascuno dei personaggi rappresentati.

      Firenze, per V. Batelli e Figli, 1837. - in-folio. Frontispice. 94pp. 21 planches hors-texte (dont 3 planches coloriées et 1 fac-simile de lettre manuscrite). Demi-veau vert à coins, bande dorée à palmettes le long du cartonnage, dos lisse orné (Reliure de l'époque). Edition Originale italienne, parue simultanément avec une édition française à l'occasion de la première guerre carliste (1833-1839), de cette très rare galerie de portraits des personnalités les plus éminentes du parti carliste espagnol, avec pour chacun un notice biographique: Abarca, D.Sebastián, Erro, Aznares, Zumalacárregui, Eguía, Moreno, Villarreal, etc. Les portraits lithographiés par divers artistes italiens ont été dessinés par Isidore Maguès, peintre portraitiste et pastelliste français dont c'est l'une des premières productions (Benezit situe ses débuts au salon de 1842). Trois planches sont coloriées (en particulier celle représentant l'uniforme des troupes carlistes). Bel exemplaire. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Narrative of Captain James Fawckner's travels on the coast of Benin.

      London For the proprietor by A. Schloss 1837 - First edition. 8vo (18.6 x 11cm.), viii, 3-128pp., original dark green blindstamped cloth, slipcase, a fine copy. Very scarce. Printed for subscription only by the author's to raise money for Fawckner who had fallen on hard times. An account of the author's travels in West Africa in 1825. Fawckner and his crew were taken prisoner when their schooner ran aground at Mongyee. Their cargo, intended for the purchase of palmoil and ivory from the local tribes, was looted. The book includes a description of Giovanni Battista Belzoni's grave at Gatto, Captain Fawckner having buried one of his deceased crew in a nearby plot. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Peter Parley's Universal History, on the Basis of Geography [Association copy - from the library of family of Samuel Griswold Goodrich]; For the Use of Families. Illustrated by Maps and Engravings. Volumes I and II [complete]

      Boston: American Stationers' Company, John B. Russell, 1837. 1st Edition. Hardcover. Very good. First edition, second printing, two vols., octavo size, 380 pp.; 374 pp., illustrated. Peter Parley's Universal History, and the earlier Tales of Peter Parley published by Goodrich, were designed to instruct children in basic geography. The series became so popular that Goodrich hired other writers such as Nathaniel Hawthorne to edit and prepare drafts, by the mid-1830s Peter Parley was a household name. This edition was edited by Hawthorne and his sister Elizabeth, "[t]he work in two volumes was deposited for copyright 29 July 1837. Hawthorne wrote his sister Elizabeth (12 May 1836), 'Our pay as Historians of the Universe, will be 100 dollars, the whole of which you may have.'" This is the second printing of the first edition, with the volume numbers printed on the first page of each gathering. This copy is inscribed to George Lowell from his Aunt C. Gardner, likely Catherine Gardner, both being of the Lowell family, one of the famous elite Boston Brahmin families. Additionally, this copy was a gift to the Cotuit Library by the children of Alice Lowell Ropes and James Hardy Ropes, Alice being the granddaughter of Samuel Griswold Goodrich, the original publisher of the Peter Parley books. Alice's father Edward Lowell was the brother of George Lowell, to whom this copy is inscribed.***DESCRIPTION: Original rebacked brown publishers' cloth with embossed floral pattern and gilt-stamped lyre to both boards, backstrip lettered in gilt with Parley figure at the base, yellow endpapers, with wood engraved illustrations and maps, title-vignette, and second illustrated title-page, white wove paper; octavo size (title pages measure 5 1/16" by 6 9/16"), pagination: Volume I, [i-vii] vii [i] ii-vii [viii] [9] 10-380 [2 blank]; Volume II, [i-vii] viii-xii [13] 14-374 [4 blank]. Bookplate of the Cotuit Library stating the books were the gift of the children of Alice Lowell Ropes and James Hardy Ropes (proper deaccession confirmed) inlaid to first pastedown of both volumes, gift inscription to George Lowell (as referred to above) to the first endpaper in ink to both volumes.***CONDITION: A very good copy with remarkable provenance, internally bright with no tears or damp stains, rebacking has been done professionally and preserved the original backstrips and publishers cloth, the upper hinge to volume one is loose, faint foxing, corners bumped, overall for such a scarce book that was often handled roughly by children, this is a very clean copy; very good.***CITATION: Clark A3.1.b; BAL 7582; Loker, 27.***POSTAGE: International customers, please note that additional postage may apply as the standard does not always cover costs; please inquire for details.***Swan's Fine Books is pleased to be a member of the ABAA, ILAB, and IOBA and we stand behind book we sell. Please contact us with any questions you may have, we are here to help.

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        Peter Parley's Universal History, on the Basis of Geography [Association copy - from the library of family of Samuel Griswold Goodrich]; For the Use of Families. Illustrated by Maps and Engravings. Volumes I and II [complete]

      Boston: American Stationers' Company, John B. Russell, 1837. 1st Edition. Hardcover. Very good. First edition, second printing, two vols., octavo size, 380 pp.; 374 pp., illustrated. Peter Parley's Universal History, and the earlier Tales of Peter Parley published by Goodrich, were designed to instruct children in basic geography. The series became so popular that Goodrich hired other writers such as Nathaniel Hawthorne to edit and prepare drafts, by the mid-1830s Peter Parley was a household name. This edition was edited by Hawthorne and his sister Elizabeth, "[t]he work in two volumes was deposited for copyright 29 July 1837. Hawthorne wrote his sister Elizabeth (12 May 1836), 'Our pay as Historians of the Universe, will be 100 dollars, the whole of which you may have.'" This is the second printing of the first edition, with the volume numbers printed on the first page of each gathering. This copy is inscribed to George Lowell from his Aunt C. Gardner, likely Catherine Gardner, both being of the Lowell family, one of the famous elite Boston Brahmin families. Additionally, this copy was a gift to the Cotuit Library by the children of Alice Lowell Ropes and James Hardy Ropes, Alice being the granddaughter of Samuel Griswold Goodrich, the original publisher of the Peter Parley books. Alice's father Edward Lowell was the brother of George Lowell, to whom this copy is inscribed. ***DESCRIPTION: Original rebacked brown publishers' cloth with embossed floral pattern and gilt-stamped lyre to both boards, backstrip lettered in gilt with Parley figure at the base, yellow endpapers, with wood engraved illustrations and maps, title-vignette, and second illustrated title-page, white wove paper; octavo size (title pages measure 5 1/16" by 6 9/16"), pagination: Volume I, [i-vii] vii [i] ii-vii [viii] [9] 10-380 [2 blank]; Volume II, [i-vii] viii-xii [13] 14-374 [4 blank]. Bookplate of the Cotuit Library stating the books were the gift of the children of Alice Lowell Ropes and James Hardy Ropes (proper deaccession confirmed) inlaid to first pastedown of both volumes, gift inscription to George Lowell (as referred to above) to the first endpaper in ink to both volumes. ***CONDITION: A very good copy with remarkable provenance, internally bright with no tears or damp stains, rebacking has been done professionally and preserved the original backstrips and publishers cloth, the upper hinge to volume one is loose, faint foxing, corners bumped, overall for such a scarce book that was often handled roughly by children, this is a very clean copy; very good. ***CITATION: Clark A3.1.b; BAL 7582; Loker, 27. ***POSTAGE: International customers, please note that additional postage may apply as the standard does not always cover costs; please inquire for details. ***Swan's Fine Books is pleased to be a member of the ABAA, ILAB, and IOBA and we stand behind book we sell. Please contact us with any questions you may have, we are here to help.

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        Verklaring der schilderij, voorstellende de schipbreukelingen van Z.M. Stoomschip Willem I. op de Lucipara.Deventer, J. de Lange, 1839. 8vo. With a small woodcut of the steamship on title-page. Contemporary blue paper wrappers.

      Cat. KITLV, p. 260; Knuttel 27652; NCC (2 copies); WorldCat (same 2 copies); cf. R. Honings, “Indische schipbreukpoëzie: de ondergang van de stoomboot Willem I (1837) als prijsvraagonderwerp” in: Indische letteren XXV (2010), pp. 194-207; for Meijer: Thieme & Becker XXIV, pp. 489-490. Very rare first and only edition of the story behind a painting by Louis Meijer, showing the victims of the shipwrecked steamer Willem I, written by the artist himself. The Dutch steamer was deployed to transport troops within the Dutch East Indies, leaving Surabaya for Batavia in April 1837. It transported 140 men, twice as many as it was actually designed for. After 10 days the ship wrecked on the coral reefs of Lucipara, south of Ambon. After surviving for more than a month on turtle soup and rainwater the stranded troops were saved by a passing ship.The painting by Louis Meijer (1809-1866) must have been made soon after the incident, for the painting was acquired in 1838 by the government for Villa Welgelegen in Haarlem. The present booklet was published a year later and tells the story of the shipwreck and gives comments on the painting. Since 1877 the painting was present in the collection of the Colonial Military Museum Bronbeek at Arnhem, until it was set on fire by a retired soldier in 1958.Slightly frayed along the extremities, otherwise in very good condition.

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        La Boîte aux Lettres. (Sur blanc).

      Paris: Caboche, Grégoire et Aubert, 1837-1839.(). Suite of 31 hand-colored lithographs heightened with gum arabic on various papers without verso text. Sur blanc, coloriée et gommée à l'époque. Image: Average 252 x 188 mm. Sheets: Average 335 x 250 mm. Armelhault & Bocher, nos. 348-366 and 1684-1695. After publication in Le Charivari. Printed by Aubert and Caboche, Grégoire .

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        PROLUSIONES ARCHITECTONICAE; or, Essays on Subjects connected with Greek and Roman Architecture. Signed by author.

      London, John Weale, 1837.. FIRST EDITION 1837, INSCRIBED BY THE AUTHOR, 4to, approximately 320 x 250 mm, 12½ x 9¾ inches, 17 engraved architectural plates including frontispiece, pages: iv, 128, bound in contemporary half red roan over marbled sides, spine gilt lettered and decorated, all edges gilt, marbled endpapers. The third blank endpaper is inscribed: "To the Marquess of Lansdowne etc., etc., etc., from the Author". Small cracks at head and tail of upper hinge and at head of lower hinge, head of spine slightly rubbed with loss of gilt (5 mm, ¼"), a little spotting to leather on covers, marbled paper slightly rubbed, corners slightly worn, small scrape to surface on top corner of upper cover, armorial bookplate and small printed name label on front pastedown, small inscription dated 1956 on 2nd blank endpaper, frontispiece foxed, foxing and image lightly offset onto title page, pale foxing to 1 text page margin, all plates foxed, mainly to margins, 3 text pages adjacent to plates lightly browned, otherwise contents clean. Binding tight and firm. A very good copy of a scarce book on architecture. William Wilkins RA (1778 – 1839) was a celebrated English architect, classical scholar and archaeologist, renowned for many buildings in London and Cambridge. After studying at Gonville and Caius College, Cambridge, he toured Greece, Asia Minor, and Magna Græcia in Italy between 1801 and 1804. He published researches into both Classical and Gothic architecture, becoming one of the leading figures in the English Greek Revival of the early 1800s. He designed buildings in the Neo-Classical style among which Downing College Cambridge, University College London, and the Yorkshire Museum. He came to prefer the Gothic style in which he designed several buildings for Cambridge colleges, including Corpus Christi chapel which was his own favourite among his works and where he is buried. His most well known work is the London National Gallery, completed in 1838. Lord Lansdowne whose bookplate is on the front pastedown and to whom the book is inscribed by the author was Lord President of the Council during the premiership of Earl Grey to whom the book is dedicated (1830-34). Wilkins thanks Earl Grey for his part in the commissioning of the Royal Academy and the National Gallery. See: H. M. Colvin, A Biographical Dictionary of English Architects 1660-1840, pages 674-676. MORE IMAGES ATTACHED TO THIS LISTING, ALL ZOOMABLE. FURTHER IMAGES ON REQUEST. POSTAGE AT COST.

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        The Posthumous Papers of the Pickwick Club.

      London: Chapman and Hall,, 1837. With forty-three illustrations by R. Seymour and Phiz. Octavo (208 × 122 mm). Early 20th-century full green morocco by Sangorski & Sutcliffe for Harry F. Marks, spine elaborately gilt in six compartments, covers with gilt borders, front cover with circular red morocco onlay with Dickens's monogram in gilt, gauffered edges gilt, red morocco doublures with elaborate gilt dentelles, front doublure in Cosway style with central oval miniature portrait of Dickens after Maclise, under glass and framed in brass, rear doublure with lengthy gilt-lettered presentation to First Lady Grace Coolidge, watered silk endpapaers, gilt-stamped facsimile of Dickens's signature to front free endpaper. Housed in a custom quarter brown morocco and cloth slipcase with cloth chemise. Etched vignette title page, frontispiece, 41 plates by Robert Seymour, R. W. Buss, and H. K. Browne. Spine slightly faded; a superb copy. First edition, in an extremely handsome Cosway-style binding, presented to First Lady Grace Coolidge by the authors of Pickwick: A Play in Three Acts, which premiered at the Belasco Theatre in Washington, D.C. The occasion is commemorated on the rear doublure: "Souvenir of the First Performance of 'Pickwick' The Belasco Theatre Washington, D.C. Beginning Monday evening February 14, 1927. Presented to Mrs. Calvin Coolidge by Cosmo Hamilton and Frank C. Reilly". This is an early issue with the two Buss plates present (facing pages 69 and 74), otherwise all the plates are in early states with page numbers as called, for but no titles or imprints, and the vignette title-page with the signboard reading "Veller" (corrected to "Weller" in later issues). Pickwick Papers, Charles Dickens's first novel, transformed the obscure journalist into England's most famous writer in a matter of months. The first monthly instalment was issued in an edition of 1,000 copies in April 1836. The book became a publishing sensation after the introduction of Sam Weller in chapter 10, the fourth instalment, issued in July 1836, after which the publishers reprinted the earlier instalments so that readers could catch up. For that reason, even in parts, copies are almost impossible to find in uniform first state. By the time the book was issued in November 1837, many textual corrections had been made. Booksellers often list numerous (and confusing) text points that might conceivably apply to a perfect set of Pickwick Papers as originally issued in parts, but all these points could never be found together in the issues in book form. The serial was originally intended to be primarily a vehicle for the cartoons of Robert Seymour, until he committed suicide after the first number was published. Robert William Buss then took over, but he was inexperienced in steel engraving and had to be replaced. The final choice, Hablot Knight Browne (Phiz), was to be Dickens's chosen collaborator for the next two decades. For later issues Phiz illustrated parts IV–XX, re-engraved the Seymour plates and entirely replaced the Buss plates.

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        Zlatoe sochinenie Samuila Marokskago Ravvina Iudeiskago, zakliuchaiushcheesia v pis'makh k Isaaku, Ravvinu Kordubskomu, na oblichenie Iudeiskago zabluzhdeniia, v nabliudenii Moiseiskago zakona i ozhidanii Messii, iakoby eshche ne prishedshego. Perevod s Latinskago, vnov' ispravlennyi i nuzhnymi primechaniiami dopolnennyi v Kievopecherskoi Lavre [Golden Book of Rabbi Samuel of Morocco, consisting in letters to Isaac, Rabbi of Cordoba, on denouncing the Jewish error of observing the law of Moses in expectation of the Messiah, who supposedly has not yet arrived. Translated from the Latin, newly revised and supplied with necessary annotations at Kievo-Pecherskaia Lavra]. (Epistola Samuelis Maroccani ad Rabbi Isaacum)

      Moscow: V Sinodal'noi Tipografii, 1837. Third Edition. Octavo (21 × 14 cm). Contemporary marbled wrappers; VII, [2], 95 pp. Good or better; light soil to first two pages; binding starting; wrappers torn along spine. Third edition of this famous anti-Semitic treatise, a medieval Christian apologetic purportedly written in the eleventh century, but most likely written around 1339 by Alphonsus Bonihominis. "The author, a converted Jew, collects passages from the Old Testament in support of Christianity. The medieval Latin text which purports to be translated from an Arabic original by the Dominican friar Alphonsus Bonihominis in 1339, had a tremendous diffusion and was frequently printed and translated. Since no Arabic original of the text has ever been found, Steinschneider suggests that Alphonsus composed the letter himself, and merely imitated a different work by a Jew Samuel written in support of Islam after his conversion to that religion" (Paul Oskar Kristeller, Platonism, 188). Specifically, scholars assume Bonihominis was inspired by the Ifham al-Yahud by Samuel of Fez, another anti-Semitic treatise by a Jewish thinker who converted to Islam after seeing Muhammed in a prophetic dream. The work was first translated into Russian by hieromonk Varlaam (Glovatskii) and published in St. Petersburg in 1778; further editions followed in 1782, 1786, and 1827 before the present one, which is stated to be the third edition. All editions are scarce: KVK, OCLC show a copy of a 1827 edition at Brandeis and an 1855 copy at the NYPL.

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        Die Forst-Insecten, oder Abbildung und Beschreibung der in den Wäldern Preussens und der Nachbarstaaten als schädlich oder nützlich bekannt gewordenen Insecten; In systematischer Folge und mit besonderer Rücksicht auf die Vertilgung der Schädlichen.

      - 3 Bände u. Nachtragsband. Nicolai, Bln. 1837-44. Mit 55 (davon 33 handkolorierten bzw. teilkolorierten) Tafeln in Kupfer-, Stahlstich bzw. Lithographie sowie 13 gefaltete Tabellen. 4°. Hldr. d. Zt. Etwas berieben u. bestoßen, Bd. 1 u. Nachtragsbd. Rücken etwas beschäd. Mehrfach gestempelt, alle Taf. verso. Gering gebräunt u. stockfl. Alle Bände in erster Ausgabe mit dem seltenen 1. Nachtragsband zu Band 1. – Behandelt in Band 1 die Käfer, in Band 2 die Falter und in Band 3 die Ader-, Zwei-,Halb-, Netz- und Geradflügler. – Die Tafeln zeigen meist in mehreren Figuren einzelne Insekten, deren bevorzugte Reviere und die Fress-Schäden die sie den Pflanzen zufügen. – "Die einzige wertvolle Original-Ausgabe mit dem guten Handkolorit". Junk Rara, S. 4. – Nissen 3307. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Early Recollections; Chiefly Relating to the Late Samuel Taylor Coleridge

      London: London, 1837. First edition. Engraved frontispiece portrait of Coleridge in each volume and portraits of Lamb, Southey, Wordsworth and Amos Cottle, all in PROOF state. xxxviii, 325, [1]; [viii], 346, [2, ads] pp. 2 vols. 8vo. Publisher's purple pebbled cloth. Spines faded, vol I with tears to cloth at head and joints and front hinge starting. First edition. Engraved frontispiece portrait of Coleridge in each volume and portraits of Lamb, Southey, Wordsworth and Amos Cottle, all in PROOF state. xxxviii, 325, [1]; [viii], 346, [2, ads] pp. 2 vols. 8vo. Presentation Copy from Joseph Cottle with Plates in Proof State. Presentation copy, with label on front pastedown inscribed, "W Cottle begs Mr Fox will do him the favour to accept the enclosed volumes. Fairfield May 23, 1843" Provenance: George F. Fox (presentation from Cottle, and signed "G.F.Fox"); thence by descent to his nephew; Brent Gration-Maxfield (his signature, 1968, and description on verso of front free endpaper); John Davidson (bookplate)

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        Sammlung der Gesetze für das Erzherzogthum Oesterreich unter der Enns, 2. Teil 1820- 29. Teil 1847.

      in 26 uniforme Halblederbände der Zeit, ohne dem Band 19 (1837), ehemaliges Bibliotheksexemplar altersgemäß berieben guter Zustand Buch

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        Clio: or, a Discourse on Taste. Addressed to a Young Lady. BOUND WITH: The Spirit of Etiquette; or, Politeness Exemplified

      London: Printed for T. Davies; R.H. Moore, 1837. First editions of two scarce treatises on good taste and good manners, published seventy years apart, tracing an evolution in English sensibilities. In Clio, published in 1767, Ussher focuses on taste, urging young women to study "the unstudied elegance of nature," and to achieve, through careful editing, an apparently artless grace. In his advice on books, for example, he recommends that a woman share "her sense of great and affecting passages, because they display the fineness of her imagination, or the goodness of her heart; but all criticism beyond this fits as awkwardly upon her as her grandfather's large spectacles." A woman's good taste is presented as a powerful social advantage: "I know a lady of vast address who when a term of art came to be mentioned, always turned to the gentleman she had a mind to compliment, and with uncommon grace asked him the meaning of it; by this means she gave men the air of superiority they like so well, while she held them in chains." Clio was exceptionally popular, going through five editions in six years. Published seventy years later, The Spirit of Etiquette is a less philosophical, more prescriptive work of manners, anticipating the rise of the etiquette advice column. "Lady de S." explains how to greet people of different ranks, which direction to pass the cheese at table, and how much jewelry to wear in public, among other practical concerns: "Do not attempt to dance any quadrille of which you have no previous knowledge." Bound together, the two works embody the transition from the philosophical eighteenth century to the propriety-obsessed Victorian age. Both titles are scarce in the first edition: ESTC locates eight copies of Clio and OCLC four copies of Spirit worldwide. A near-fine volume of two complementary works on manners. Two small octavo volumes bound in one, Clio measuring 6.25 x 3.5 inches, Spirit measuring 6 x 3.75 inches. Nineteenth-century three-quarter black sheep over marbled boards, borders double-ruled in blind, green morocco spine label, spine double-ruled and lettered in gilt, yellow coated endpapers, all edges of the text block of Spirit gilt. Half title and final endpaper of earlier binding retained in Clio, cream coated front free endpaper of earlier binding retained in Spirit. Early ownership slip of Anne Drake Tyrwhitt Drake tipped to title page of Clio. Lightest shelfwear to binding, some offsetting and repairs to gutter of Clio half title, spot of foxing on last leaf of Spirit.

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        Puente de Toledo, Madrid

      Londres, 1837 - litografia en papel japón y en color original montada encartón 39x27 cms.proviene de la obra "Spanish Sketches" obra del famoso pintor y dibujanteescocésque consistíó en una selección de 26 vistas de monumentosy panorámicas de ciudades envueltas en una atmósfera romántica propia de la época y que se visualiza mejor en la obra de Roberts sobre Egiptoy Oriente.Roberts ha dejado una cantidad importante de dibujos y acuarelas repartiidos en colecciones públicasy privadas por todo el mundo.

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