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        A volume of contemporary newspaper clippings, pamphlets and broadsheet publications relating to The Edgware Road Murder of 1837.

      London: various publishers, 1837 - Quarto (305 x 180 mm), approximately 100 leaves of clippings, articles and pamphlets mounted on wove paper. Recent brown cloth, dark brown skiver label lettered in gilt. A few closed-tears to newspaper clippings otherwise in very good condition. Some wood-engraved illustrations. A fascinating assemblage of printed material relating to the cause celebre of 1837, the brutal murder and dismemberment, on Christmas Eve 1836, of Hannah Brown by James Greenacre (1785-1837), forever after known as The Edgware Road Murderer. This collection was compiled by someone eagerly following the case and attests to the grip that it exerted on the public mind: at the time of the trial ephemera of all sorts poured onto the market and after his execution "plays based on the Edgware Road murder were given in the penny theatres and an effigy of Greenacre was made for Madame Tussaud's waxwork exhibition" (ODNB). Included here are the scarce Paddington Murder Sheet - a lurid "special" issued by The Weekly Chronicle - and other decidedly uncommon pieces, including Fairburn's comprehensive coverage of the trial and an issue of The New Doctor, with the front page given over to the phrenological aspect of the Greenacre case. "About September 1836, when living at 6 Carpenter's Buildings, Camberwell, Greenacre advertised in The Times for a partner to provide £300 for the commercial exploitation of his washing machine [which he had designed and built while living in the United States]; it was answered by a washerwoman named Hannah Brown. She was the widow of a shoemaker, Thomas Brown, who had met his death at sea when he left her to go to America. She stated that she had just the sum of money Greenacre was looking for, and a marriage between them was arranged for Christmas day 1836 in St Giles, Camberwell. On 24 December, when she joined him at his house, he murdered her. He cut up the body and disposed of the pieces in various localities round London, where they began to be found later in December, the head, for example, in the Regent's Canal at Stepney [the torso was discovered at the exotically named Pineapple Gate, Edgware Road, giving the case its soubriquet]. Inspector Feltham was put in charge of the case and on 24 March 1837 arrested Greenacre, who was preparing to sail for America, at St Alban's Place, Kennington Road. With him was also arrested his mistress, Sarah Gale: Hannah Brown's earrings were found in Gale's possession. Greenacre, who was by now aged fifty-one or fifty-two, of middle height and stout build, was visited in prison by members of parliament and noblemen. The trial at the central criminal court, at which Greenacre appeared clad in a blue coat, a fancy waistcoat, and a black stock, lasted two days, 10 and 11 April 1837, and both defendants were convicted and sentenced to death. Greenacre insisted that Gale had not known about the murder, to which he ultimately admitted, and her sentence was commuted to transportation for life to Australia, where she died in 1888. Greenacre tried to hang himself in his cell, and spent his time writing many letters and explanatory documents. He was hanged on 2 May 1837 in front of Newgate, the execution being witnessed by at least 20,000 persons who gathered over two days; a fairground atmosphere prevailed, with prize-fighters sparring under the gallows to keep the crowd amused. Greenacre showed great self-possession and strength of nerve on the scaffold, where he asked, 'Don't leave me too long in the concourse and make the rope tight'. Back in Newgate, Greenacre's head was shaved for examination by phrenologists before he was buried in the prison. He was survived by four of his children. Plays based on the Edgware Road murder were given in the penny theatres and an effigy of Greenacre was made for Madame Tussaud's waxwork exhibition. Greenacre's death mask, made on 4 May 1837 by J. Miller of Theobald's Road, later became an exhibit in New Scotland Yard's Black Museum, along with handwritten notes wh

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        The French Revolution

      London: James Fraser,, 1837. A History. In three volumes. 3 volumes, large duodecimo (190 x 115 mm). Later 19th-century green cross-grain half morocco, flat bands with gilt rules either side to spines, second and fourth compartments gilt-lettered direct, comb-marbled sides, edges sprinkled brown, orange endpapers. Each volume with 20 leaves of lined paper bound in to the rear (mainly left blank), and assiduous though unobtrusive annotations to the margins and terminals blanks (and the rear pastedown of vol. 1), mainly in pencil, with occasional dates in ink, all in a neat 19th-century hand; 2 sheets of note paper annotated in the same hand are laid in to vols. 1 and 2. Extremities and joints rubbed, stripping to morocco on vol. 3 front board, faint spotting to pastedowns and endpapers, tan-burn to the latter from turn-ins, mild ink-staining to vol. 1 p. 356, browning to gutter of vol. 2 pp. 236-7, probably from a page-marker. A very good copy. First edition, one of 1,000 copies printed, this copy without the terminal advert leaf in volume 2, but retaining all the half-titles. "Carlyle wrote his French Revolution as a secular 'tract for the times' and as a warning for his compatriots of the frightful consequences of materialism, utilitarianism and democracy. Scottish puritanism and German romanticism were his lodestars; 'History is the essence of innumerable biographies' was his historical creed. The result is not a work of scholarship but a prose epic, teeming with colourful scenes of dramatic events and imaginative portraits of the leading revolutionaries. The book at once captured the English-speaking world, and has, outside France, moulded popular conception of the French revolution down to the present day" (PMM). The profuse annotations in this copy neatly demonstrate this influence.

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        Le illusioni perdute nuove scene della vita di provincia di De Balzac

      Presso Ant. Fort. Stella e Figli - Milano, 1837. ITALIANO 0,04 Tascabile della prima metà dell'800 in stato discreto, coperta illustrata in cartoncino, alcuni segni del tempo, scritta a penna su piatto inferiore. fioritura sparsa, tagli, irregolari e con barbe, poco bruniti, pagine discretamente conservate, cerniera allentata. Su frontespizio timbro ex libris "Dott. Angelo Troisi".VII volume della collana Piccola Biblioteca di Gabinetto ossia di amena lettura tanto tradotte che originali - Serie V. Solo Volume I. USATO

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        PEISSENBERG., "Aussicht vom Peissenberg". Schönes Panorama mit Blick vom Ammersee ins Lechtal und die Schweizer Alpen, im Vordergrund Haus und Kapelle sowie Personenstaffage.

      Kol. Lithographie von Gustav Kraus, 1837, 13 x 48 cm. Pressler 262 Lentner 9799. - Blatt VI aus der 1837 bei Fr. Sauer erschienenen Folge "Alpenblumen". - Mit ausführlichen Erklärungen der Berggipfel, Orte und Flüsse über und unter dem Bild. Feines Kolorit. BAYERN, Oberbayern

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        Songs &c., chiefly by German Composers. With English Words by James van Sommer, by whom also the Music was ruled and transcribed". / 19th century Manuscript by british composer James van Sommer with transcriptions of German Lieder in poetry form and score. Marvellous original manuscript with early transcriptions into english of some unusual composers. The manuscript in a beautiful and steady hand in ink/ Originales Manuskript von Transkriptionen teilweise ungewoehnlicher Lieder deutscher und europaeischer Komponisten des spaeten 18. und fruehen 19.Jahrhunderts. Wundervolle, sehr akkurate Handschrift.

      [England, possibly Hoxton], James van Sommer, 1837. - Octavo. 157 pages. Modern, unsophisticated Hardcover with new endpapers. Excellent condition.

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        A Treatise on Bread, and Bread-Making.

      Boston: Light & Stearns, 1 Cornhill, 1837. - 18mo, original dark gray patterned cloth with gilt title on upper cover; 131 pp., [blank], 12 pp. of ads. First edition of this influential work advocating the use of whole grain flour for bread-making. Reverend Sylvester Graham (17941851) was a vegetarian and the inventor of 'Graham bread,' known to us today in the rather corrupted form of the Graham cracker. His advocacy of whole grains and vegetables gave rise to a diet reform movement with strong moralistic overtones: 'In the 1830s, critiques of American food and eating were rampant and shrill, and usually attached to the name of Sylvester Graham, the de facto founder of the diet reform movement in the antebellum United States. During the 1830s and 1840s, the man Ralph Waldo Emerson described as the prophet of bran bread' made a name for himself lecturing and publishing books on diet and proper living.The diet reform movement influenced many Americans who did not consider themselves Grahamites. Nineteenth-century manuscript and published cookbooks included recipes for Graham bread, Protestant ministers offered sermons on the connection between diet and morality, and advice books urged healthy living based on Grahamite principles. In short, the ideas and values of the diet reform movement as initiated by Graham became part of mainstream American culture in the nineteenth century and beyond.' —Lobel, Cindy. Sylvester Graham and Antebellum Diet Reform. CONDITION: Very good, minimal wear, moderate foxing throughout. REFERENCES: Lowenstein (3rd ed.) 211; Bitting, p. 197. [Attributes: First Edition; 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 dark green leather, spine has burgundy label and gilt lettering; spine sun-faded slightly; boards have a blind-stamped border, gilt rectangle within; all edges of text block gilt; gilt board edges, turn-ins; marbled endpapers; age-toning to pages; some foxing to plates; Has two of the seven Smith points: Page 342, line 5: "S. Veller" uncorrected, Page 432, headline: "F" in "OF" imperfect; illustrated title page and frontispiece; mild shelfwear and rubbing; shelved case 4. Dupont.

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        Nineteenth Century American Artist's Sketchbook, Containing Pencil Drawings and Watercolors

      Boston, late 1800s. Hardcover. Very Good+. Dark grey mottled cloth over boards, backed in black leather, "Sketch Book" stamped in gilt on upper board; oblong, 140 x 94 mm; approx. pp. 100, a mix of pale blue, pale grey, and dark grey leaves. Contains 25 pencil sketches and 4 watercolors, all landscapes -- mountains, forests, coastal towns. The front paste-down bears a sticker from Frost & Adams Artists Materials, 37 Cornhill, Boston. Also on the front paste-down, the ownership signature and address of George E. [Edward] Niles (1837-1898), a lithographer and painter who kept a studio in Jackson, New Hampshire, where he exhibited the works of many other artists. His wife was the heiress Adams of the Nickel Bank of Boston, and he was in no need of money, so he rarely sold his paintings, and rarely signed his works. He exhibited at the Boston Art Club from 1873 to 1877. SOLD WITH a small oil painting (108 x 73 mm) of a sailboat at sunset, initialed RC, and very pretty.

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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 dark green leather, spine has burgundy label and gilt lettering; spine sun-faded slightly; boards have a blind-stamped border, gilt rectangle within; all edges of text block gilt; gilt board edges, turn-ins; marbled endpapers; age-toning to pages; some foxing to plates; Has two of the seven Smith points: Page 342, line 5: "S. Veller" uncorrected, Page 432, headline: "F" in "OF" imperfect; illustrated title page and frontispiece; mild shelfwear and rubbing; shelved case 4. Dupont.

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        Monthly Diary of a 19th Century Gentleman Photographer.

      1837-1911 61pp ms. on 31 folio leaves, 160pp of ornate German colour-printed calendars with 60pp completed in ms., two folding plates; the odd spot but otherwise internally clean. Attractively bound in early 20th century tree calf, bordered & lettered in gilt, spine dec. in gilt with raised bands; sl. rubbing to hinges, corners, & head of spine.William Maskell, 1814-1890, was a churchman and liturgical scholar who famously - after becoming the domestic chaplain of Henry Phillpotts, Bishop of Exeter - left the Church of England and converted to Catholicism. Following his conversion, Maskell bought The Castle Bude in Cornwall where he lived as a country gentleman and antiquary, becoming a fellow of the London Society of Antiquaries and amassing a large collection of books, carved ivories, and enamels, which were later sold or donated to the British and South Kensington Museums. This diary was written by one of William's three sons, Alfred Ogle Maskell, 1845-1912, a gentleman photographer, lecturer, and art historian. He was one of the founding members of the 'Linked Ring' brotherhood - a society devoted to excellence in photography - and was included in Frederick Hollyer's Portraits of Many Persons of Note, which the V&A describes as 'a pictorial Who's Who of late Victorian and Edwardian celebrities'. The diary begins with 3pp in which Alfred summarises his father's diary entries from the years 1837-1886, and includes entries on the death of William's first wife (Alfred's mother), when he bought three coconut cups in Bristol for £27, when they celebrated mass at Bude for the first time since the Reformation, and when he bought The Castle Bude and Woodleigh with 900 acres.The rest of the diary covers significant dates in Alfred's life from 1861 until 1911, including the dates his brother William leaves for and returns from New Zealand and the ships he travels on, Alfred's extensive travels in Paris, Brussels, St Petersburg, Moscow, Constantinople, Melbourne, Cairo, Geneva, Athens, as well as numerous places in the U.K. Alfred notes that on December 30, 1887 he had several guests including 'Miss Nightingale to dinner', that he 'experimented with new camera' on May 1, 1889, that his book Ivories the catalogue raisonné of the works of Raphael Morgan, was published on May 25, 1905. He also mentions camera club meetings, conferences, lectures, dinners, balls, and various events he attends as well as bicycle rides he goes on. In snippets only a few words long, this diary captures the essence of the busy life of a late Victorian society figure, from misadventures which include a 'canoe accident' and when he was 'laid up with a scalded foot', to high points like the day the '1st photographic salon opened,' and the evening of (famed impressionist photographer) 'George Davison's great dinner party at the Hotel Russell'.

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        The Letters of Charles Lamb with A Sketch of his Life by Thomas Noon Talfourd (2 Vols)

      Edward Moxon 1837 - Edward Moxon, 1837. London. First Edition. Two Volumes. Very Good. Bound in full Morocco leather with gilt rules and decorative tooling. Spines with five raised bands. Marbled endpapers. This set is in exceptional condition. There is wear to the hinges, however both books are secure and well-preserved. Contents are immaculate with no signs of age or browning. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        The French Revolution. A History. In three volumes.

      London: James Fraser, 1837 - 3 volumes, large duodecimo (190 x 115 mm). Later 19th-century green cross-grain half morocco, flat bands with gilt rules either side to spines, second and fourth compartments gilt-lettered direct, comb-marbled sides, edges sprinkled brown, orange endpapers. Each volume with 20 leaves of lined paper bound in to the rear (mainly left blank), and assiduous though unobtrusive annotations to the margins and terminals blanks (and the rear pastedown of vol. 1), mainly in pencil, with occasional dates in ink, all in a neat 19th-century hand; 2 sheets of note paper annotated in the same hand are laid in to vols. 1 and 2. Extremities and joints rubbed, stripping to morocco on vol. 3 front board, faint spotting to pastedowns and endpapers, tan-burn to the latter from turn-ins, mild ink-staining to vol. 1 p. 356, browning to gutter of vol. 2 pp. 236-7, probably from a page-marker. A very good copy. First edition, one of 1,000 copies printed, this copy without the terminal advert leaf in volume 2, but retaining all the half-titles. "Carlyle wrote his French Revolution as a secular 'tract for the times' and as a warning for his compatriots of the frightful consequences of materialism, utilitarianism and democracy. Scottish puritanism and German romanticism were his lodestars; 'History is the essence of innumerable biographies' was his historical creed. The result is not a work of scholarship but a prose epic, teeming with colourful scenes of dramatic events and imaginative portraits of the leading revolutionaries. The book at once captured the English-speaking world, and has, outside France, moulded popular conception of the French revolution down to the present day" (PMM). The profuse annotations in this copy neatly demonstrate this influence. Dyer p. 85; Printing and the Mind of Man 304; Tarr A8.1. [Attributes: First Edition]

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        Evenings with Prince Cambaceres, Second Consul, Arch-Chancellor of the Empire, Duke of Parma.

      London, Henry Colburn, 1837. Two volumes, 8vo. Contemporary maroon full morocco, ornamented and lettered in gilt, all edges gilt; pp. xi, 403; xi, 396, two engraved portraits; light wear to extremities, hinges a little weakened, ocaasional spotting; otherwise a clean and fresh set. First edition in English. Jean-Jacques-Regis de Cambacérès was a French legal expert during the Revolutionry 1790s and under Napoleon. He is mainly responsible for the Code Napoléon, which shaped laws and costitutions in Europe. He had been closely associated with Napoleon and was instrumental in the 18th Brumaire of 1799, overthrowing the Directoire. Cambacérès is credited with de-criminalizing homosexuality in Frence, which is not true, despite the fact that he almost openly lived as a homosexual.

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        Das Siebengebirge und seine Umgebungen nach den interessanteren Beziehungen dargestellt. Mit zwei geognostischen illuminierten Gebirgscharten, zwei Profilen und vier Ansichten.

      Crefeld, J.H. Funcke, 1837 - X, 266 S. Engelmann II, 950. – Mit Ansichten von Godesberg, Rolandseck/Nonnenwerth, Heisterbach sowie "Trachyt Steinbruch im Stenzelberge", nach Zehler von C. Kramer. – Selten. Ehemaliges Bibliotheksexemplar. Einband leicht beschabt. Innen gut. Sprache: Deutsch Gewicht in Gramm: 500 Kl.-8°. Halbleineneinband der Zeit mit marmoriertem Überzugspapier und grünem Farbschnitt. [Attributes: First Edition]

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        Posthumous Papers of the Pickwick Club

      An Exceptionally Tall CopyDICKENS, 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 Shakespeareís 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

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        The Legal Obligations of the New Mechanics Bank of Trenton, New Jersey

      Trenton [New Jersey], 8 June 1837. Manuscript signed discourse written at the onset of the Panic of 1837, concerning the ethics and obligations of the Mechanics' and Manufacturers' Bank in Trenton which had been established less than three years earlier, by respected Trenton attorney and Whig politician William Halsted (1794-1878) who had recently been elected a Member of the United States Representatives to represent New Jersey, signed and dated in the original by the author. 8vo. 8 pages in manuscript, penned recto and verso, each leaf affixed to the next with two spots of glue to upper margin, measuring approximately 20 x 25 cm, and featuring an embossed cameo of a three-masted barque. William Halstead (1794-1878) was an American Whig Party politician who represented New Jersey at large in the United States House of Representatives from 1837-1839, and again from 1841 to 1843. Halstead graduated from Princeton College in 1812, studied law, and was admitted to the bar in 1816. He commenced practice in Trenton, New Jersey and soon earned a reputation as being one of the city's most distinguished lawyers. He was appointed reporter of the New Jersey Supreme Court on 23 November 1821, and served until 1832. He served as prosecuting attorney for Hunterdon County from 1824-1829 and again from 1833-1837. He published seven volumes of "Halstead's Law Reports". Halstead was elected as a Whig to the Twenty-Fifth United States Congress (4 March 1837 to 3 March 1839). He was again elected to the Twenty-seventh Congress (4 March 1841 to 3 March 1843), serving as chairman of the United States House Committee on Elections. Upon leaving congress, President Zachary Taylor appointed him the title of U.S. Attorney for the District of New Jersey, a role in which he served from 1849 to 1853. He raised the 1st New Jersey Volunteer Cavalry during the American Civil War, and served as its colonel until February 18, 1862. He retired from public life and spent the remainder of his life in Trenton. At the request of the Directors of the Mechanics' and Manufacturers' Bank of Trenton, from a legal standpoint, Halsted answers three specific questions regarding the bank's refusal (inability) to redeem paper currency into specie (silver or gold coins). His erudite assessment surely resulted in careful deliberation by the members of the board, while it provides for us now a scarce period perspective of the historic financial crisis. At the time, the bank's president was William Grant, its board of directors consisted of James Hoy, Ralph H. Shreve, William White, George Dill, Charles G. Green, Edward Waterman, Samuel I. Emley and Samuel Evans, and the cashier was Charles Parker. It is interesting to note that just prior to the crisis at hand, the town of Trenton was in a period of unusual prosperity, with factories, mills, and other buildings being erected throughout. In September 1836 the bank in question had also decided to construct a new building, approved by William Grant, who had become president in April 1837. Completion of the bank, unfortunately, was followed by a season of much financial distress. Halsted's discourse is dated 8 June 1837. A financial assessment of the Mechanics' and Manufacturers' Bank in Trenton was reviewed at the Legislature's General Assembly of 24 October 1837. The results of the investigation were submitted to William Pennington, Governor of the State of New Jersey, on 19 December 1837. Details are published in the "Votes and Proceedings of the Sixty-Second General Assembly of the State of New Jersey." While documentation reveals that this bank, like so many others, found itself unable to honor their notes in specie, the general public of Trenton believed in the stability of the Mechanics Bank and its directors. Perhaps also, the bank was in better condition than others. Following the publication of a detailed banking statement, as seen in the volumes of the Legislature, the State Gazette of 22 December 1837 published this remark, "The condition of The Mechanics Bank is now before the Community and it is proved to be worthy of great confidence." Halsted introduces the purpose of his work: "The following questions have been submitted to me on behalf of the Mechanics and Manufacturers Bank at Trenton, for my opinion." "First. Has the said Bank forfeited its charter by refusing to redeem in specie or other lawful money its bills or notes during the regular hours of doing business?" "Second. Can the Bank after such refusal to redeem its notes in specie lawfully discount paper, make contracts or transact its ordinary business as a banking institution? "Third. Should such refusal to redeem its notes in specie be declared by a competent tribunal a cause of forfeiture; and a judgment of such tribunal be rendered accordingly, would the acts contracts or proceedings of the Bank between the time of the commission of the act so adjudged a cause of forfeiture, and the time of the rendition of the said judgment be valid?" In response to the first question, he opines, doubtless to the Bank's distress, that "the neglect or refusal of the Bank to redeem in specie or other lawful money the notes of Bills issued by the Corporation, is a lawful cause of forfeiture." He clarifies that the failure merely exposes the Bank to proceedings which "may" result in "a judgment of forfeiture against it." On the second matter, he refers to "the language of the highest judicial authority, Chancellor Williamson, in the case of the Morris Canal and Banking Company, and the Society for Establishing the Useful Manufacturers." He goes on to quote Williamson's statement which explains that a corporation's failure to fulfill contractual obligations does not necessitate its extinction, and that it can continue operations. He provides further evidence for the same conclusion, stating, "This opinion of Chancellor Williamson is in accordance with the opinion of Chancellor Kent in the case of Slee against Bloom [New York City, 1822]... that a forfeiture of corporate rights must be judicially ascertained and declared, and that corporate power which may have been abused or abandoned cannot be taken away..." Finally, he turns to the late "Chief Justice Parsons one of the ablest Common Law Lawyers that ever sat upon a bench in the country"... and a trial between the Commonwealth of Massachusetts and the Unions Insurance Company, of which Parsons said, "An information for the purpose of dissolving the Corporation or of seizing its franchises cannot be prosecuted but by the authority of the Commonwealth to be exercised by the Legislation or by the Attorney or Solicitor General under its direction..." Perhaps most significantly, he confirms that "The decisions of the Supreme Courts of New York Connecticut Pennsylvania and Virginia are all in accordance with the opinions above cited." To the great relief of the Directors of the Mechanics' and Manufacturers' Bank of Trenton, he applies the aforementioned legal opinions, to conclude as follows: "... the Bank may, after its refusal to redeem its notes in specie, lawfully discount, and make contracts and pursue its ordinary business as a banking institution... the State only can prosecute for a forfeiture, and may waive the prosecution if it desires; it would be impossible for an individual against whom the bank might bring an action for the recovery of a debt or demand due to it, to set up as a defence that the bank had forfeited its charter... the judgement would therefore precisely be the same in such is case as if no such cause of forfeiture had ever existed... This principle is fully recognized in the case of the Chester Glass Company against Dewey in 16 Massachusetts reports... that the defendant cannot refuse payment for goods sold because the Company were prohibited from trading..." Again favourable for the New Jersey banking institution, his answer to the third issue at hand is rather encouraging, considering the economic crisis and recession that had only just begun. He concludes, "I am clearly of the opinion, that the acts and contracts of the Bank will remain valid and obligatory until the judgment of forfeiture is finally pronounced. Such judgement will not have a retrospective operation... But it will have the effect of preventing the Bank suing in its Corporate name... The judgment operating only for the future all prior acts of the Bank will remain valid." During the great Panic of 1837, most or all banks had insufficient specie to redeem the paper notes which they had issued as currency. On 10 May 1837, banks in New York City, for example, suspended specie payments, meaning that they would no longer redeem commercial paper in specie at full face value. In the spring of 1837 all banks in New Jersey suspended specie payments, resulting in much financial distress for civilians, and in some cases bankruptcy. An act of the Legislature of New Jersey was passed on 11 November 1837, only a few months after this discourse was made, to investigate all banks in the State, titled "An Act to provide for an investigation of the condition of the banks in this state and for other purposes." Other States had similar Acts in place. Following these investigations, the Financial Register of the United States reported that the twelve banks of the State of New Jersey held a combined aggregate of $217,178.71 in specie (actual gold or silver coins), and combined liabilities of $1,137,117.73 in various forms.] As predicted in Halsted's "Opinion" discourse, by a vote of 32 to 17, the New Jersey House of Assembly passed a bill relieving the banks from a forfeiture of their charters, despite not redeeming their notes in specie. As in the examples above, Halsted quotes relevant pronouncements of Chancellor Isaac Halstead Williamson of New Jersey, Chancellor James Kent of New York City, and late Chief Justice Theophilus Parsons of Massachusetts. Isaac Halstead Williamson (1767-1844) was an American politician who served as the eighth Governor of New Jersey from 1817 to 1829. As part of his duties as governor, he served as the judge of the Prerogative Court of New Jersey. He was subsequently Mayor of Elizabethtown, New Jersey, from 1830 to 1833. At the same time, in 1831 and 1832, he was elected to represent Essex County as a member of the New Jersey Legislative Council (now known as the New Jersey State Senate). Despite holding these political offices Williamson continued to practice law. In 1844, he was unanimously elected to be President of the convention that framed the revised New Jersey State Constitution. However, his poor health prevented him from fulfilling this role, and the same year he died. James Kent (1763-1847) was a jurist whose decisions and written commentaries shaped the inchoate common law in the formative years of the United States, and also influenced jurisprudence in England and other common-law countries. He became a justice of the New York Supreme Court in 1798, chief justice of that tribunal in 1804. Serving as chancellor of the New York Court of Chancery (then the highest judicial office in New York) from 1814 to 1823, he is said to have made equity jurisprudence effective for the first time in U.S. legal history. As professor at law, judge and commentator, Kent relied as much as possible on the old English law. Theophilus Parsons (1750-1813) was an American jurist. He served as Chief Justice of the Supreme Judicial Court of Massachusetts from 1806 until his death in Boston in 1813. In politics, he was active as one of the Federalist leaders in the state. Parsons was a member of the state constitutional convention of 1779-1780 and one of the committee of twenty-six who drafted the constitution. He was also a delegate to the state convention of 1788 which ratified the Federal Constitution. According to tradition, he was the author of the famous Conciliatory Resolutions, or proposed amendments to the constitution, which did much to win over Samuel Adams and John Hancock to ratification. His Commentaries on the Laws of the United States (1836) contains some of his more important legal opinions. All three of these men were held in the highest regard, often summoned and respected for their legal opinions. The Mechanics' and Manufacturers' Bank in Trenton was founded in 1834. Situated on the southwest corner of King (now Warren) Street and Second (now State) Street, it replaced the handsome and iconic eighteenth-century home of John Dagworthy which was demolished to erect the bank. It was in the stately home, two years earlier on 23 December 1832, that a large assembly of citizens was held to petition the Legislature for the chartering of the Mechanics and Manufacturers Bank. On 10 January of the year following, a bill was introduced in the House of General Assembly to incorporate the Mechanics and Manufacturers Banking and Insurance Company of Trenton. The bank petition was defeated by the legislators late in the ensuing month. Demand for additional banking facilities continued, however, and during the summer which followed, petitions were circulated and signed in Trenton and its surroundings, "praying for the establishment of the Mechanics and Manufacturers Bank." These petitions were given to Edward S. McIlvaine and were presented to the House of Assembly on 23 October 1833, only to be denied once more on 22 January 1834. However, the opposition did not discourage the business and professional men of Trenton in favor of the Mechanics Bank, who immediately reassembled their forces to dispute the decision, the day after their bill was defeated. It is interesting to note, that the men chosen to appear before the House and ask for reconsideration of the charter measure, were the city's most eminent lawyers, General Samuel R. Hamilton and William Halsted who wrote the present document. These men of the Bar were reinforced by Charles Parker, state treasurer. The appeal had its result as the bill was reconsidered and next day was adopted by a vote of 33 to 16. The measure was then sent to the Senate where on Wednesday, February 19, 1834, it was adopted by a vote of 9 to 4, immediately becoming a law under the caption "An Act to Incorporate the Mechanics and Manufacturers Bank at Trenton." Finally, on 25 September 1834, the Mechanics and Manufacturers Bank was opened for business. Contemporary to the present document: In September 1836 the board decided to build on the corner of the property and contracted with Joseph Witherup for a two-story brick structure at a cost of $3,500. William Grant, who became president in April 1837, supervised the project. Just previous to the decision to build the new bank the people of Trenton experienced a period of unusual prosperity. As one writer put it, "substantial and elegant buildings were going up in all parts of the city," with "seven factories in full operation and two other mills being built." Completion of the bank, unfortunately, was followed by a season of much financial distress and specie payment was suspended all over the country. The stability of the Mechanics Bank and the good work of its officers and directors was apparent, according to contemporary sources, for the State Gazette of 22 December 1837 made this comment, following the publication of a detailed banking statement: "The condition of The Mechanics Bank is now before the Community and it is proved to be worthy of great confidence." The Mechanics and Manufacturers Bank in Trenton would survive the ensuing period of economic depression which struck the whole nation, and continue operating until 1919.

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        Vice President Richard M. Johnson's personal autograph ledger book with hundreds of signatures of Senators, Supreme Court Justices, Presidents, and more

      Washington, D.C., 1837. hardcover. very good(-). Museum-quality offering of Vice President Richard M. Johnson's personal autograph ledger book -- 87 leaves consisting of over 290 signatures, assembled during his tenure in office, 1837 - 1841, and containing most of the signatures of the 27th Congress, five United States Presidents, the complete Van Buren Cabinet, six Supreme Court Justices, and virtually every major national political figure of the era. More importantly, this book is a virtual roll call of the very Senators who elected him Vice President of the United States! And it must not be forgotten that this was the only time in the history of this county that such an event took place. Johnson's ownership signature is boldly written on the blank page following the publisher's indentation with the very next page consisting of Martin Van Buren and his complete Cabinet. The next two pages comprise sitting Supreme Court Justices James M. Wayne, Philip P. Barbour, John McKinley and John Catron. From this point Johnson has divided the book by States, with each respective Senators signing first, followed by members of the House of Representatives, on their designated pages. In addition to Van Buren, some of the more familiar names include John Quincy Adams, Franklin Pierce, James Buchanan, Millard Fillmore, Roger Taney (Chief Justice), Daniel Webster, Henry Clay, John C. Calhoun, Thomas H. Benton, Levi Woodbury Henry A. Wise, William A. Graham, John J. Crittenden, John W. Crockett (Son of Davie Crockett who died at age 44), John Forsyth, Caleb Cushing, Francis Granger, Joel Roberts Poinsett, Henry D. Gilpin, James K. Paulding, Robert M.T. Hunter, John N. Niles, William Smith, Henry Hubbard, J.C. Bates, J.W. Huntington, Joseph Trumbull, Thomas Clayton, Richard H. Bayard, and William C. Preston. Condition: The covers have been strengthened and reinforced. The binding appears tight with only the two center pages loosened. All signatures are boldly written and are generously spaced. Very good(-) condition. Museum-quality offering of Vice President Richard M. Johnson's personal autograph ledger book -- 87 leaves consisting of over 290 signatures, assembled during his tenure in office, 1837 - 1841, and containing most of the signatures of the 27th Congress, five United States Presidents, the complete Van Buren Cabinet, six Supreme Court Justices, and virtually every major national political figure of the era. More importantly, this book is a virtual roll call of the very Senators who elected him Vice President of the United States! And it must not be forgotten that this was the only time in the history of this county that such an event took place. Johnson's ownership signature is boldly written on the blank page following the publisher's indentation with the very next page consisting of Martin Van Buren and his complete Cabinet. The next two pages comprise sitting Supreme Court Justices James M. Wayne, Philip P. Barbour, John McKinley and John Catron. From this point Johnson has divided the book by States, with each respective Senators signing first, followed by members of the House of Representatives, on their designated pages. In addition to Van Buren, some of the more familiar names include John Quincy Adams, Franklin Pierce, James Buchanan, Millard Fillmore, Roger Taney (Chief Justice), Daniel Webster, Henry Clay, John C. Calhoun, Thomas H. Benton, Levi Woodbury Henry A. Wise, William A. Graham, John J. Crittenden, John W. Crockett (Son of Davie Crockett who died at age 44), John Forsyth, Caleb Cushing, Francis Granger, Joel Roberts Poinsett, Henry D. Gilpin, James K. Paulding, Robert M.T. Hunter, John N. Niles, William Smith, Henry Hubbard, J.C. Bates, J.W. Huntington, Joseph Trumbull, Thomas Clayton, Richard H. Bayard, and William C. Preston. Condition: The covers have been strengthened and reinforced. The binding appears tight with only the two center pages loosened. All signatures are boldly written and are generously spaced. Very good(-) condition.American military officer and Vice-President of the United States. During the Battle of the Thames, October 5th 1813, he was severely wounded while killing the Indian Chief Tecumseh. In 1836 he was nominated for Vice President on the ticket with Martin Van Buren, but he failed to receive a majority of the Electoral vote. Instead, he became the only Vice President ever elected by the United States Senate by a vote of 33 to 16, on February 8, 1837. During his four years in office, Johnson broke 17 tie votes, a record exceeded by only one of his Vice-Presidential successors.

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        The Story of the Three Bears.

      London: Porter and Wright, 60 Pall-Mall, 1837. Hardcover. Good. vi, 29pp [10] leaves of plates. Bound in original decorative paper covered boards and illustrated with 10 wood engraved plates. 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 childrens story. One of the plates has a light ink mark in the image. Someone has written !!!Alas!!! on the final page. Not a great copy but a very scarce book of a much loved fairy tale. 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 has paper wrappers only. The editions found on the Toronto library web site from the Osbourne collection, one has been rebound later, another copy is also bound in paper wrappers. 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, Nicols 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 Nicols 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 storys porridge thief a fox, both Mures and Southeys 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.

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        Vice President Richard M. Johnson's personal autograph ledger book with hundreds of signatures of Senators, Supreme Court Justices, Presidents, and more

      Washington, D.C., 1837. hardcover. very good(-). Museum-quality offering of Vice President Richard M. Johnson's personal autograph ledger book -- 87 leaves consisting of over 290 signatures, assembled during his tenure in office, 1837 - 1841, and containing most of the signatures of the 27th Congress, five United States Presidents, the complete Van Buren Cabinet, six Supreme Court Justices, and virtually every major national political figure of the era. More importantly, this book is a virtual roll call of the very Senators who elected him Vice President of the United States! And it must not be forgotten that this was the only time in the history of this county that such an event took place. Johnson's ownership signature is boldly written on the blank page following the publisher's indentation with the very next page consisting of Martin Van Buren and his complete Cabinet. The next two pages comprise sitting Supreme Court Justices James M. Wayne, Philip P. Barbour, John McKinley and John Catron. From this point Johnson has divided the book by States, with each respective Senators signing first, followed by members of the House of Representatives, on their designated pages. In addition to Van Buren, some of the more familiar names include John Quincy Adams, Franklin Pierce, James Buchanan, Millard Fillmore, Roger Taney (Chief Justice), Daniel Webster, Henry Clay, John C. Calhoun, Thomas H. Benton, Levi Woodbury Henry A. Wise, William A. Graham, John J. Crittenden, John W. Crockett (Son of Davie Crockett who died at age 44), John Forsyth, Caleb Cushing, Francis Granger, Joel Roberts Poinsett, Henry D. Gilpin, James K. Paulding, Robert M.T. Hunter, John N. Niles, William Smith, Henry Hubbard, J.C. Bates, J.W. Huntington, Joseph Trumbull, Thomas Clayton, Richard H. Bayard, and William C. Preston. Condition: The covers have been strengthened and reinforced. The binding appears tight with only the two center pages loosened. All signatures are boldly written and are generously spaced. Very good(-) condition. Museum-quality offering of Vice President Richard M. Johnson's personal autograph ledger book -- 87 leaves consisting of over 290 signatures, assembled during his tenure in office, 1837 - 1841, and containing most of the signatures of the 27th Congress, five United States Presidents, the complete Van Buren Cabinet, six Supreme Court Justices, and virtually every major national political figure of the era. More importantly, this book is a virtual roll call of the very Senators who elected him Vice President of the United States! And it must not be forgotten that this was the only time in the history of this county that such an event took place. Johnson's ownership signature is boldly written on the blank page following the publisher's indentation with the very next page consisting of Martin Van Buren and his complete Cabinet. The next two pages comprise sitting Supreme Court Justices James M. Wayne, Philip P. Barbour, John McKinley and John Catron. From this point Johnson has divided the book by States, with each respective Senators signing first, followed by members of the House of Representatives, on their designated pages. In addition to Van Buren, some of the more familiar names include John Quincy Adams, Franklin Pierce, James Buchanan, Millard Fillmore, Roger Taney (Chief Justice), Daniel Webster, Henry Clay, John C. Calhoun, Thomas H. Benton, Levi Woodbury Henry A. Wise, William A. Graham, John J. Crittenden, John W. Crockett (Son of Davie Crockett who died at age 44), John Forsyth, Caleb Cushing, Francis Granger, Joel Roberts Poinsett, Henry D. Gilpin, James K. Paulding, Robert M.T. Hunter, John N. Niles, William Smith, Henry Hubbard, J.C. Bates, J.W. Huntington, Joseph Trumbull, Thomas Clayton, Richard H. Bayard, and William C. Preston. Condition: The covers have been strengthened and reinforced. The binding appears tight with only the two center pages loosened. All signatures are boldly written and are generously spaced. Very good(-) condition. American military officer and Vice-President of the United States. During the Battle of the Thames, October 5th 1813, he was severely wounded while killing the Indian Chief Tecumseh. In 1836 he was nominated for Vice President on the ticket with Martin Van Buren, but he failed to receive a majority of the Electoral vote. Instead, he became the only Vice President ever elected by the United States Senate by a vote of 33 to 16, on February 8, 1837. During his four years in office, Johnson broke 17 tie votes, a record exceeded by only one of his Vice-Presidential successors.

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        Arthur T. Pierson - Personal Golden Wedding Scrapbook

      - Arthur T. Pierson 1837-1911. Major Christian leader. Preached over 13,000 sermons. Wrote over 50 books. Gave Bible lectures as part of a transatlantic preaching ministry that made him famous in Scotland and England. He was consulting editor for the Scoffield reference bible. Friends of D.L. Moody and George Mueller and C.H. Spurgeon, whom he succeeded at the Metropolitan Tabernacle in London from 1891-1893. Over 9.75" x 12". Very good to good. First page lettered by Pierson; reads "To my darling wife, a memorial of 50 years"; drawn symbol and a signature of Pierson; photos and photographic illustrations, other illustrations, a few color; handwritten captions often in poetry below pictures. Some other applicable paper information laying loose at end of book. Heavy string bound cloth binder. Some wear/rubbing at external edges; pages very good condition. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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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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        Evenings with Prince Cambaceres, Second Consul, Arch-Chancellor of the Empire, Duke of Parma.

      - London, Henry Colburn, 1837. Two volumes, 8vo. Contemporary maroon full morocco, ornamented and lettered in gilt, all edges gilt; pp. xi, 403; xi, 396, two engraved portraits; light wear to extremities, hinges a little weakened, ocaasional spotting; otherwise a clean and fresh set. First edition in English. Jean-Jacques-Regis de Cambacà rà s was a French legal expert during the Revolutionry 1790s and under Napoleon. He is mainly responsible for the Code Napolà on, which shaped laws and costitutions in Europe. He had been closely associal;te with Napoleon and was instrumental in the 18th Brumaire of 1799, overthrowing the Directoire. Cambacà rà s is credited with de-criminalizing homosexuality in Frence, which is not true despite the fact that he almost openly lived as a homosexual. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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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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        Narrative of a Voyage of Observation among the Colonies of Western Africa in the Flag-ship Thalia and of a Campaign in Kaffir-land on the staffof the Commander-in-Chief in 1835.

      1837 - First edition. Frontispiece & 19 plates, maps with engraved illustrations &woodcuts in the text. 8vo. Contemporary calf rebacked edges worn, plates foxed. xxiii, 428, xii, 352pp. London, Colburn About three quarters of the work refers to the Kafir campain with the remainder dedicated to the West Coast of Africa. [Attributes: First Edition]

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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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