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        Shau-Hau-Napo-Tinia, An Ioway Chief

      Philadelphia: E. C. Biddle, 1837. Lithograph, hand-colored and printed by J. T. Bowen. Original painting by Charles Bird King done in 1836. Backed to repair loss to upper left corner. Portrait of an Iowa warrior who, in his youth and in revenge for the death of his best friend, attacked a Sioux village by himself and killed three men. Shauhaunapotinia, or the Man Who Killed Three Sioux, was a member of the Iowa delegation that visited Washington in 1836-37. Mckenney and Hall's 'Indian Tribes of North America' has long been renowned for its faithful portraits of Native Americans. The portraits are largely based on paintings by the artist Charles Bird King, who was employed by the War Department to paint the Indian delegates visiting Washington D.C., forming the basis of the War Department's Indian Gallery. Most of King's original paintings were subsequently destroyed in a fire at the Smithsonian, and their appearance in McKenney and Hall's magnificent work is thus our only record of the likenesses of many of the most prominent Indian leaders of the nineteenth century. Numbered among King's sitters were Sequoyah, Red Jacket, Major Ridge, Cornplanter, and Osceola. After six years as Superintendent of Indian Trade, Thomas McKenney had become concerned for the survival of the Western tribes. He had observed unscrupulous individuals taking advantage of the Native Americans for profit, and his vocal warnings about their future prompted his appointment by President Monroe to the Office of Indian Affairs. As first director, McKenney was to improve the administration of Indian programs in various government offices. His first trip was during the summer of 1826 to the Lake Superior area for a treaty with the Chippewa, opening mineral rights on their land. In 1827, he journeyed west again for a treaty with the Chippewa, Menominee , and Winnebago in the present state of Michigan. His journeys provided an opportunity to become acquainted with Native American tribes. When President Jackson dismissed him from his government post in 1830, McKenney was able to turn more of his attention to his publishing project. Within a few years, he was joined by James Hall, a lawyer who had written extensively about the west. McKenney and Hall saw their work as a way of preserving an accurate visual record of a rapidly disappearing culture. (Gilreath). Cf. Howes M129; cf. Bennett 79; cf. Field 992; cf. Lipperheide Mc 4; cf. Reese American Color Plate Books 24; cf. Sabin 43410a;.

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

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

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        The Poetical Works of Thomas Campbell

      London: Edward Moxon, 1837. ix, [3], 306pp, [2]. Later crushed morocco, raised bands, spine in six panels, title in gilt to second panel, remaining panels with small central roundel surrounded by fleurons on a seme dot background within a dotted scalloped border, covers with single fillet border, large corner pieces with a roundel, fleurons and drawer handle tools on a seme dot background, gilt rule to edges, inner edges with corner decorations of a roundel and fleurons, t.e.g. Very slightly rubbed to extremities, light foxing to endpapers and edges of text block, text fairly bright and clean. Previous owners bookplate to front pastedown. With engravings after Turner apparently in 'proof' state. Binding by H. Wood for Bumpus. An attractive copy. Reprint. Full Morocco. Good+. 8vo.

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        The Rhenish keepsake. Lays and legends of the Rhine.

       Fft., Jügel 1837. kl.-8°. 2 Bll., 43 S., 1 Bl. Mit 36 Aquatinta-Taf. OLdr. Mit Gold- u .Blindprägung. Kanten bestoßen, stockfleckig.Ansichten von Andernach, Bacharach, Biebrich, Bingen, Bonn, Godesberg, Koblenz (3), Köln, Mainz, Neuwied, Rüdesheim, gest. v. Tanner, Weber u. Bodmer tls. nach Dielmann u. Ehemant Versand D: 4,00 EUR Landeskunde, Deutschland, Graphik

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        Eigenh. Brief mit U. ("Immermann").

      Düsseldorf, 16. IX. 1837. - 2 SS. auf Doppelblatt. 4to. Mit eh. Adresse (Faltbrief). An Gustav von Franck (1807-60) in Wien, Herausgeber des "Taschenbuchs dramatischer Originalien", wo Immermanns "Opfer des Schweigens" 1839 erscheinen sollte: "Ew. Wohlgeboren bestätige ich den richtigen Empfang Ihrer gefälligen Zeilen vom 27ten v. M. wodurch zwischen uns Contract über 'Die Opfer des Schweigens' abgeschlossen worden ist. Lieb wäre es mir, wenn Sie nicht auf den Punkt wegen der fernerweiten Dispositionsbefugniß erst vom Jahre 1841 ab beständen, sondern der betreffende Zusatzpunkt auf Michaelis 1840 vorgerückt würde, wo ich vielleicht für eine Fortsetzung der Sammlung meiner Schriften von dem Stücke Gebrauch zu machen wünsche. Von Weimar aus, wohin ich heute abreise, übersende ich Ihnen in den ersten Tagen Octobers die Handschrift, welche sonach spätestens gegen Ende des genannten Monats bei Ihnen eintrifft. Das contractliche Honorar habe ich hier mit Hinzusetzung der für die nach Wien gesandten Kiste, und Packet gehabten Portokürzungen, Emballage-Kosten u.s.w. mit Flor. 425 Cent. bei Wilhelm Cleff auf Arnstein & Eskeles, zahlbar am 1ten November c., bezogen. Die Berechnung der 50 Friedr.d'or Honorar à ½ Friedrichsd'or oder 2 Rth. 25 sch. Porto, Emballage etc. etc. auf die in Wien Cours habende Münzsorte liegt bei. Ew. Wohlgeboren ersuche ich ergebenst, das Wiener Haus zeitig zu benachrichtigen, damit der Wechsel, wenn er zum Verfalltage eingeht, dort honorirt wird. - Von Woche zu Woche habe ich vergeblich auf die Kiste mit den Zeichnungen, welche an 7ten v. M. dort abgesendet werden sollte, gewartet. Lessing hat mich schon an Rückgabe seiner Zeichnungen erinnert, und da er etwas eigen mit seinen Sachen ist, so wünsche ich wirklich recht sehr, die Kiste bald zu erblicken [.]. N.S. In Berlin sind die Opfer des Schweigens zur Darstellung angenommen. Dagegen habe ich von Wien noch keine Nachricht".

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        Entrance toMadrid. The gate of Alcala

      London 1837 - Litografía en color original.39x27 cms.papel japón montado sobre cartón.Corresponde a la tirada de lujo que realizó David Roberts de su obra sobre España.No iban encuadernadas sino en un estuche entela o piel y costaba 10 libras y 10 chelines lo que eraun precio elevado.Roberts viaja unos años antes por España y recoge en bocetos y acuarelas sus impresiones del viaje. Ref .Abbey Travel in aquatint and lithography pg 131

      [Bookseller: Libreria Pontes]
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        Dresden. - Gesamtansicht. - Altstadtpanorama. - Hammer. - "Ansicht von Dresden".

      - Historische Ortsansicht. Radierung / Kupferstich, 1837. Von Christian Gottlob Hammer, nach Otto Wagner. 28,7 x 44,9 cm (Darstellung) / 36,7 x 49,9 cm (Platte) / 51,5 x 65,5 cm (Blatt). Rechts unterhalb der Darstellung signiert "Gest. v. Prof. Hammer", darunter bezeichnet und betitelt "Seinen Mitgliedern der Sächsische Kunstverein. Erstes Jahresblatt für 1837. Ansicht von Dresden im Besitz des Herrn Kriegskommissair Jursch." Druckeradresse Morasch & Skerl in Dresden. Trockenstempel des Sächsischen Kunstvereins. - Blick vom Neutstädter Elbufer auf die Brühlsche Terrasse mit der Frauenkirche, Residentzschloß und Katholischer Hofkirche. - Blatt mit schwachen Lagerspuren. Insgesamt aber guter Erhaltungszustand. Christian Gottlob Hammer (1779 Dresden - 1864 Dresden). Deutscher Landschaftsmaler und Kupferstecher. Ab 1794 Studium an der Dresdner Akademie, dort 1798 Meisterschüler bei Johann Philipp Veith. 1816 Mitglied der Akademie und dem berühmten Kreis der "Dresdner Romantiker" zugehörig. 1829 Berufung zum außerordentlichen Professor. Im Wesentlichen konzentrierte sich Hammer auf Landschaftsdarstellungen und Städtebilder. Sein umfangreiches Gesamtwerk umfasst Arbeiten in den verschiedenen Techniken, u.a. Zeichnungen in Sepia und Wasserfarben sowie Radierungen und Kupferstiche nach eigenen Entwürfen und Vorlagen anderer Künstler, u.a. Johann Clausen Dahl, Caspar David Friedrich, Ernst Ferdinand Oehme. Otto Wagner (1803 Torgau - 1861 Dresden). Deutscher Landschafts- und Architekturmaler. Ab 1816 Schüler der Dresdner Akademie und Johann Gottfried Jentzschs. 1830/31 Studienreise nach Rom. Später auch als Hof-Dekorationsmaler tätig. [Attributes: Signed Copy]

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        The Naval History of Great Britain From the Declaration of War by France in 1793, to the Accession of George IV

      London: Richard Bentley, 1837., 1837. New Edition. Octavo, six volumes, pp. xxxii, 404. pp. vii, 396. pp.viii, 376. pp. vii, 376. pp, viii, 404. pp, viii, 567. Finely bound in black polished half calf over marbled boards. Raised bands, gilt titles and gilt ruling to spines. Marbled endpapers and edges. Armourial bookplate of Sir Charles Cayzer, Bart. to all pastedowns. Occasional toning and spotting to the textblocks. Booksellers label affixed to all pastedowns. Some light rubbing to the board edges and to the faces of the boards. Slight wear to the corners and to the spines. A very good set in a very pleasing contemporary binding. The new and best edition published ten years after James's death, edited by Captain Chamier, RN, additions include an account of the Burmese War and the Battle of Navarino. Originally conceived when James was imprisoned as a British national in the United States when war broke out in 1812 between the two powers, it was first published between 1822 and 1824. This history was for a long time seen as an important reference source with the Navy Records Society publishing an index in 1895. It has been cited by both Patrick O'Brian and C. S. Forester as an important source of information for their novels. The perceived anti-American bias of the book moved Theodore Roosevelt as an undergraduate to write a response published as 'The Naval War of 1812'.

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        O KE KUMU LEOMELE, NO NA HIMENI A ME NA HALELU E HOOLEA AKU AL I KE AKUA. [bound with:] NA HIMENI HAWAII, ME NA LEOMELE; OIA KA LUA O NA HAPA O KE KUMU LEOMELE

      Oahu: Na Na Misionari, 1837. 12mo. Contemporary blue-green cloth boards, rebacked in later calf, spine gilt. Boards rubbed and edgeworn. Bookplate on front pastedown. Foxing. Good. This is the first work printed in Hawaii that includes musical scoring, and a rare Hawaiian hymnal and manual. The first part is comprised of a musical and singing instruction manual, while the final three hundred pages are a hymnal, including some 194 religious hymns in Hawaiian. The first part translates: "The rules of music for hymns and psalms to praise God." The second part translates: "Hawaiian hymns with their music; the second part of the rules of music." Hiram Bingham (1789-1869), who produced this work, was a Congregational missionary in Hawaii from 1820 to 1841. In 1825 he began his translation of the New Testament, and by 1839 he and his associates had translated the entire Bible. "Although dated 1834 this book was so difficult to produce at the Mission Press that it was not completed until three years later. Present day Hawaiian music is based in part on the music taught by the missionaries so this is a particularly interesting example of early printing in the Islands" - Streeter. FORBES 917. BALLOU, BOOKS IN THE NATIVE HAWAIIAN LANGUAGE 129. JUDD 110. STREETER SALE 3759.

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        Les Voix intérieures. Poésies VI. -

      Eugène Renduel 1837 -, Paris - 1 volume. In-8 320 pp. Reliure demi-maroquin chocolat à petits coins. Dos lisse avec mosaïques dorées et date dorée au talon. Couverture conservée. Reliure signée NOULHAC. Exemplaire lavé. A grandes marges. Exemplaire très séduisant. EDITION ORIGINALE parue dans la première édition collective des ?uvres complètes de Victor Hugo et formant le tome VI de la série Poésies. Exemplaire de second tirage, avec, page 20, le premier vers commençant par Dans ces temps radieux ; dans les tous premiers exemplaires on lit Dans ces jours radieux. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Major Ridge, A Cherokee Chief

      Philadelphia: E. C. Biddle, 1837. Lithograph, hand-colored and printed by J. T. Bowen after a Charles Bird King portrait done in 1835. In excellent condition. A fine image from McKenney and Hall's 'Indian Tribes of North America' of an eminent Cherokee leader, who encouraged his people to adopt elements of white culture to preserve their homeland, and later accepted removal to Arkansas where he was killed by fellow Cherokees. Major Ridge, Nunna Hidihi in Cherokee (c. 1770-1839) was a famous Cherokee orator, who, realizing its inevitability, encouraged his people to accept removal to Arkansas. He, his son, John, and Elias Boudinot, his nephew, were leaders of the Treaty Party. Once in Arkansas all three were killed by their opponents. The rank of Major was conferred by General Jackson during the Creek War (1813-14). On the other hand, it was Jackson who, as President, refused to enforce the Supreme Court's ruling upholding of the Cherokee claims to their property. Mckenney and Hall's 'Indian Tribes of North America' has long been renowned for its faithful portraits of Native Americans. The portraits are largely based on paintings by the artist Charles Bird King, who was employed by the War Department to paint the Indian delegates visiting Washington D.C., forming the basis of the War Department's Indian Gallery. Most of King's original paintings were subsequently destroyed in a fire at the Smithsonian, and their appearance in McKenney and Hall's magnificent work is thus our only record of the likenesses of many of the most prominent Indian leaders of the nineteenth century. Numbered among King's sitters were Sequoyah, Red Jacket, Major Ridge, Cornplanter, and Osceola. After six years as Superintendent of Indian Trade, Thomas McKenney had become concerned for the survival of the Western tribes. He had observed unscrupulous individuals taking advantage of the Native Americans for profit, and his vocal warnings about their future prompted his appointment by President Monroe to the Office of Indian Affairs. As first director, McKenney was to improve the administration of Indian programs in various government offices. His first trip was during the summer of 1826 to the Lake Superior area for a treaty with the Chippewa, opening mineral rights on their land. In 1827, he journeyed west again for a treaty with the Chippewa, Menominee , and Winebago in the present state of Michigan. His journeys provided an unparalleled opportunity to become acquainted with Native American tribes. When President Jackson dismissed him from his government post in 1829, McKenney was able to turn more of his attention to his publishing project. Within a few years, he was joined by James Hall, a lawyer who had written extensively about the west. McKenney and Hall saw their work as a way of preserving an accurate visual record of a rapidly disappearing culture. (Gilreath). Cf. Howes M129; cf. Bennett 79; cf. Field 992; cf. Lipperheide Mc 4; cf. Reese American Color Plate Books 24; cf. Sabin 43410a, Johansen & Grinde, The Encyclopedia of Native American Biography ; Horan, The McKenney-Hall Portrait Gallery of American Indians , p. 266.

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        Race for the Great St.Leger Stakes, 1836

      Ackerman & Co, London 1837 - engraved by J.Harris after a painting by J.Pollard Published: London 1837 Medium: engraving Dimensions: 21 1/2 x 29 1/2 inches (page)

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        Gedichte.

      Berlin, Duncker & Humblot, 1837. Erstausgabe der ersten Gedichtsammlung. XII/482 S., 1 Bl.(Druckfehlerverzeichnis) 8°, marmorierter OPappband, Goldprägung auf Rücken, Einbandkanten leicht berieben, Kapitale leicht bestoßen, innen leicht braunfleckig, ansonsten gut.Versand D: 5,00 EUR Erstausgaben, Lyrik, Joseph von Eichendorff, Romantik, Deutsche Literatur, Literatur 19. jahrhundert

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        Physiologie de l'espèce. Histoire de la génération de l'Homme, précédée de l'étude comparative de cette fonction dans les divisions principales du règne animal

      1837 - 2 parties en 1 grand vol. , Paris, H. Cousin, 1837, in-4, 2 parties en 1 grand vol. , XIV, 439, (1), 4pp. ; (4), XVpp, (12x3)pl, demi-veau glacé marine, dos à nerfs orné (Rel. de l'époque), PREMIERE EDITION avec le texte et l'atlas reliés ensemble. L'atlas est composé de 12 planches dessinées par Martin Saint-Ange. Chaque planche est tirée en trois états : une épreuve lithographiée, une épreuve sur acier imprimée sur chine et montée et une troisième épreuve sur acier, imprimée en couleur et rehaussée à la main. Le texte est divisé en trois grandes parties : l'anatomie et la physiologie de la génération ; l'hygiène et la médecine de la génération : la morale et la législation appliquées. L'ouvrage est suivi du rapport sur ce texte fait à l'Institut de France par Bory de Saint-Vincent. Les deux dernières parties de l'ouvrage incluent des chapitres sur le rôle de l'imagination dans l'activité sexuelle, les substances aphrodisiaques (notamment les truffes et le chocolat des affligés), la masturbation, l'impuissance et la stérilité, et sur certaines questions éthico-juridiques telles quel les mariages précoces ou le célibat des prêtres. L'auteur publie également dans cet ouvrage la remarquable lettre de George Sand à Geoffroy Saint-Hilaire (publication pré-originale, et inédite, sans autorisation) :"Je me prosterne devant les savants comme devant les pères spirituels du genre humain". Un des quelques exemplaires tirés sur grand papier, celui-ci numéroté sur la page de titre et au bas de la reliure : 69e. Ex-libris de l'illustre anthropologue Broca. Un mors et une coiffe restaurés, dos frotté, qqs rousseurs [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        A NARRATIVE OF A VOYAGE OF THE SHIP MORRISON, CAPTAIN D. INGERSOLL TO LEWCHEW AN

      Canton 1837-39, Mission Press. New green cloth over boards,. very good, with issues numbers 5, 8, 9, the complete article. extracted from the Chinese Repository, 1837-38, [66] pages,. a most bright and clean copy, nicely rebound. R A R E. ONE AND ONLY PRIMARY ACCOUNT OF A PRE-PERRY AMERICAN VISIT This is a most fascinating primary resource. Obscure & rare! The narrative begins: "The object of this voyage was to carry back to their country seven shipwrecked Japanese, who had been residing at Macao for several months, and whose return, it was reasonably supposed, would form a good excuse for appearing in the harbors of that empire." With this mis- sion in mind, the story unfolds. This is an exceptionally obscure and rare copy of the journal kept by S.W. Williams, a celebrated American sinologist and missionary who came to Canton to run the Mission Press. During his twenty-three sojourn in China as a missionary, he supervised the publica- tions from the Mission Press, as well as the monthly period- ical the "Chinese Repository" and worked on a dictionary of grammar of the Cantonese dialect. He was also the celebr- ated author of the classic on China: MIDDLE KINGDOM. So the story continues. It was in the summer of 1837 that Williams received an invitation to join in the attempt to organize the return of some seven shipwrecked Japanese sailors from Macao to the Bay of Edo in the ship "Morrison." The mission failed, because the Japanese refused to allow the return to Japan of any of its citizens who were lost at sea or who il- legally went abroad during the period of Sakoku or "Closed Country." This experience in Japan stimulated Williams to study the Japanese language and people, with the assistance of two of the shipwrecked Japanese sailors, whom he employ- ed at his press. Against this backdrop & experience, in 1853 he received a request from Commodore Perry to accompany the expedition to open Japan as the official interpreter. Will- iams was was picked up by Perry in Canton and he joined the celebrated expedition to open Japan in 1853-1854. Published serially in three issues of the journal 1837-1838, the comp- lete essay. ALWAYS RARE ! Images displayed may not always be the exact photo of the copy in stock for sale at any given time. If you want to see the exact image of the book or edition in stock today, please request this by email. . Photos of most of our books are posted to our .

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        The Works of Lord Byron: With His Letters And Journals, And His Life, By Thomas Moore. Seventeen volumes in full calf 1835-37.

      London: John Murray, 1832-33, 1835- 1837 - 17 vols, small 8vo (6½” x 4¼”), engraved extra titles, engraved frontispieces, folding facsimile. Mixed state set with engraved extra titles dated 1832 or 1833. Printed titles dated 1835, 36, or 37 except volume 17 dated 1833. Original uniform full calf, backs in six compartments, gilt lettered brown & black lettering pieces in the second & third, five raised bands within gilt fillets, gilt roll tooled broken line band decoration, gilt roll-tooled edges, blind triple fillet frames on sides. Attractive full polished calf in near fine clean condition. Engraved plates with some age toning, offset & mild foxing. Sheets clean, unmarked, complete. H6793 [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Nuovo metodo e collezione moderna di caratteri da Ottavio Cupilli Forlivese scritti ed incisi per l'arte dello scrivere. 

      (Forlì), 1837. 12 fogli incisi sciolti con barbe di cm. 40x51. Caratteri Italiani dall'Ottavio Cupilli scritti ed incisi. 8 fogli incisi,  sciolti con barbe di cm. 40x51. Senza data (1837 / 8?) Scrittura francese. 7 fogli  (numerati da II a VIII) incisi,  sciolti con barbe di cm. 40x51. Senza data ( 1840?) Carattere Spagnuolo, Alfabeti Germanici, Alfabeti Gotici, Alfabeto Ebraico, Alfabeto copto ossia Egiziano, Alfabeti Armeni. 7 fogli  (numerati da 2 a 8  incisi,  sciolti con barbe di cm. 40x51. Senza data (1841?) Raccolta di 34 fogli usciti in anni differenti. Axs 

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        Eigenh. Begleittext mit U.

      O. O., 1837. - ¼ SS. auf Doppelblatt. 4to.Mit zwei Beilagen (s. u). Begleittext zu dem auf einem separaten Blatt in Chinesisch geschriebenen Namen seines Sohnes Christian Friedrich: "Chinesisch der Name Signore Christiano Bellermann von einem gebornen Chinesen in Neapel (circa 1832) für meinen Sohn Christian, den Prediger, geschrieben. | Bellermann Konsist. Rath | 1837". - Johann Joachim Bellermann war ao. Professor der Theologie in Berlin und Konsistorialrat. - Weiters beiliegend ein (mglw. a. d. Hand seines Sohnes stammender) Lebenslauf von Christian Friedrich Bellermann (1793-1863; 1 S. 4to).

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        Works of William Hogarth, The

      

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        Hunting the Buffaloe

      Philadelphia: E.C. Biddle, 1837. Hand-coloured lithograph heightened with gum arabic by J. T. Bowen after a painting by Peter Rindisbacher. In excellent condition. A fine image from McKenney and Hall's 'Indian Tribes of North America': `One of the most important [works] ever published on the American Indians' (Field),` a landmark in American culture' (Horan) and an invaluable contemporary record of a vanished way of life. This exciting scene is based on a painting by Peter Rindisbacher, a Swiss artist, who visited America between 1821 and 26. He lived at Lord Selkirk's Red River colony where he made a series of artistic studies of Native American life. McKenney and Hall's 'Indian Tribes of North America' has long been renowned for its faithful portraits of Native Americans. The portraits are largely based on paintings by the artist Charles Bird King, who was employed by the War Department to paint the Indian delegates visiting Washington D.C., forming the basis of the War Department's Indian Gallery. Most of King's original paintings were subsequently destroyed in a fire at the Smithsonian, and their appearance in McKenney and Hall's magnificent work is thus our only record of the likenesses of many of the most prominent Indian leaders of the nineteenth century. Numbered among King's sitters were Sequoyah, Red Jacket, Major Ridge, Keokuk, and Black Hawk. After six years as Superintendent of Indian Trade, Thomas McKenney had become concerned for the survival of the Western tribes. He had observed unscrupulous individuals taking advantage of the Native Americans for profit, and his vocal warnings about their future prompted his appointment by President Monroe to the Office of Indian Affairs. As first director, McKenney was to improve the administration of Indian programs in various government offices. His first trip was during the summer of 1826 to the Lake Superior area for a treaty with the Chippewa, opening mineral rights on their land. In 1827, he journeyed west again for a treaty with the Chippewa, Menominee , and Winebago in the present state of Michigan. His journeys provided an unparalleled opportunity to become acquainted with Native American tribes. When President Jackson dismissed him from his government post in 1830, McKenney was able to turn more of his attention to his publishing project. Within a few years, he was joined by James Hall, a lawyer who had written extensively about the west. McKenney and Hall saw their work as a way of preserving an accurate visual record of a rapidly disappearing culture. (Gilreath). Cf. BAL 6934; cf. Bennett p.79; cf. Field 992; cf. Howes M129; cf. Lipperhiede Mc4; cf. Reese, Stamped With A National Character p. 24; Sabin 43410a; Horan 356.

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        Il fiore di Venezia ossia i quadri, i monumenti, le vedute ed i costumi veneziani. In incisioni eseguite da abili artisti ed illustrati da Ermolao Paoletti. Band 1+2 (von 4) und 186 Stahlstichen und Illustrationen sowie 3 gefalt. Karten bzw. Plänen und 3 grossen gefalt. Venedig-Ansichten in einem \"Extra-Band\". / Volume 1 +2 (da 4) e 186 incisioni in acciaio e illustrazioni. 3 mappe piegate e piani, e 3 viste grandi piegati di Venezia in un altro gruppo.

      Venezia, Tommaso Fontana 1837, 1839. 223,1 / 286 Seiten und insges. 192 Tafeln. Zeitgen. Halbledereinbände. 8vo + gr.8vo. Einband normal berieben, vorderer Falz gebrochen, locker. Karten und Ansichten sauber und gut. / Legatoria normalmente indossato. anteriore piegare rotto sciolto. Mappe e Vedute pulito e buono. Versand D: 6,00 EUR

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        Voyages en Corse, à l'ile d'Elbe et en Sardaigne

      1837 - 2 vol. 425 pp, 463 pp. Paris, Bourgeois-Maze, 1837, in-8, 2 vol. 425 pp, 463 pp, reliure de l'époque à dos lisse de veau ocre, ornée de décors rocaille en noir, tranches mouchetées, Édition originale de ces remarques portant sur l'histoire, les sites, les monuments, l'histoire naturelle et les mœurs des régions visitées. L'ouvrage servit à Mérimée pour écrire Colomba. Exemplaire de belle provenance et remarquable par ses gracieuses reliures ornées de motifs aux coloris inhabituels et séduisants. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        First Impressions and Studies from Nature in Hindostan

      Wh Allen, London 1837 - embracing an outline of the voyage to Calcutta and give years' residence in Bengal and the Doab from 1831 to 1836. Two vol: 406 & 436 pp. Ill with tissue guards. Full leather binding, marbled end papers, all edges marbled. Contrasting gilt colored leather labels and elaborate gilt decorations in raised spine bands. Only minor wear at corners. A very pretty copy both outside and inside (basically free of foxing). [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        VERMONT TEXAS LAND COMPANY ONE SHARE, ONE HUNDRED DOLLARS [caption title]

      Bethel, Vt, 1837. Old fold lines. Minor wear and light soiling. Very good. A share in the Vermont Texas Land Company, organized in September 1836. The share is made out to Heman Parkhurst of Sharon, Vermont in Windsor County and signed by N. Williams, George Lyman, and Julius Converse. Lyman and Converse were both justices of the peace in Windsor County in the 1840s, and Converse went on to be governor of Vermont from 1872 to 1874. Beginning in 1820 the government of Mexico opened Texas to settlement by foreigners, provided they agreed to abide by the law and be morally upright citizens. This opened the way for many American settlers. Texas declared itself a free republic in March 1836, and shortly thereafter the Vermont Texas Land Company was organized. We can find no record of the company, though it would seem to still have been valid in 1845 when Heman Parkhurst transferred his share to Andrew Tracy, also of Sharon, Vermont. Unrecorded, and unknown to bibliographers.

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        Storia della Repubblica di Venezia.

      Tipografia Elvetica 1837-8, Capolago - Eleven volumes in five. 310, [1]p; 388pp; 441pp; xxxii, 363pp; 410pp; 304pp; 545pp; 342pp; 410pp; 351pp; 365pp. Contemporary quarter polished calf over marbled boards, spines lettered and decorated in gold, edges stained blue. A comprehensive history of Venice, originally published in Paris in 1819. Translated from the French by Aurelio Bianchi-Giovini. This edition also includes the corrective notes to the original text based on the research of Count Domenico Tiepolo and presented at the end of each volume. Previous owner's name on the front free endpaper of the first volume, spine head of volume II worn, light scattered foxing throughout, mild wear to corner tips, a few minuscule wormholes to spines. A bright, very good+ set. In the Italian language. Cicogna 628 (for the edition by the same publisher but printed in 1832). ; 12mo [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        The French Revolution: a History In Three Volumes Vol I -The Bastille [Vol II - The Constitution ] [Vol III - The Guillotine ]

      London: James Fraser, 1837 First edition. Late nineteenth-century polished tan calf. Covers and spine ruled in gilt, top edges gilt, fore- and bottom edges untrimmed. Binding by Bickers & Sons, with their stamp in each volume. Three volumes, octavo. A fine set. Of the three great political upheavals which have altered the face of the world …. only the French Revolution has stimulated literary masterpieces which, in turn, have made their impact, direct and indirect, upon millions of readers … They are Carlyle's book and the History of the French Revolution by Michelet.

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        Abhandlungen. Aus dem Jahre 1835.

      Berlin, F. Dümmler, 1837. 25 Tafeln, davon 21 ausklappbar und 9 coloriert. ca. 1275 Seiten. 4°. Schlichter Interimsbroschureinband der Zeit. Blaue, unbeschnittene Interimsbroschur der Zeit mit aufmontiertem Rückenschild. Zeitgemäß befindet sich das Buch in einem sehr guten Zustand. Der hintere Teil des Einbands ist angerissen. Auf den letzten 10 bis 20 Seiten sind lagerbedingt Feuchtigkeitsflecken aufgetaucht. Inhalt: Prolegomena (Historische Einleitung; Verzeichniss der Mitglieder und Correspondenten der Akademie; Gedächtnissrede auf CARL ASMUND RUDOLPHI). Physikalische Klasse (DANIEL FRIEDRICH ESCHRICHT und JOHANNES MÜLLER über die arteriösen und venösen Wundernetze an der Leber und einen merkwürdigen Bau dieses Organes beim Thunfische, Thynnus vulgaris - mit drei darauf bezogenen ausklappbaren Tafeln; CARL SIGISMUND KUNTH über die Linnéischen Gattungen Scirpus und Schoenus; HEINRICH FRIEDRICH LINK über den Bau der Farrnkräuter - zweite Abhandlung - mit einer sich darauf bezogenen Tafel; JOHANNES MÜLLER über die organischen Nerven der erectilen männlichen Geschlechtsorgane des Menschen und der Säugethiere - mit vier darauf bezogenen ausklappbaren Tafeln; CHRISTIAN GOTTFRIED EHRENBERG, Mittheilung einer sehr einfachen Methode zum Festhalten, Vergleichen und Aufbewahren der feinsten und vergänglichsten mikroskopischen Objecte; CHRISTIAN GOTTFRIED EHRENBERG, Zusätze zur Erkenntniss grosser organischer Ausbildung in den kleinsten thierischen Organismen; CHRISTIAN GOTTFRIED EHRENBERG über die Akalephen des rothen Meeres und den Organismus der Medusen der Ostsee - mit neun darauf bezogenen ausklappbaren und illuminierten Tafeln; CHRISTIAN SAMUEL WEISS über eine versteckte gegenseitige Beziehung zwischen den Krystallsystemen des Feldspathes und des Kalkspathes; CHRISTIAN SAMUEL WEISS, Betrachtung des Feldspathsystems in der viergliedrigen Stellung - mit zwei darauz bezogenen ausklappbaren Tafeln; HEINRICH ROSE über die Lichterscheinungen bei der Krystallbildung; Nachtrag zu der Abhandlung der Herren DANIEL FRIEDRICH ESCHRICHT und JOHANNES MÜLLER über die Wundernetze an der Leber des Thunfisches). Mathematische Klasse (FRANZ ERNST NEUMANN, Theoretische Untersuchungder Gesetze, nach welchen das Licht an der Grenze zweier vollkommen durchsichtigen Medien reflectirt und gebrochen wird - mit einer darauf bezogenen ausklappbaren Tafel; FRIEDRICH WILHELM BESSEL, Bestimmung der Länge des einfachen Secundenpendels für Berlin; AUGUST LEOPOLD CRELLE, Einige Bemerkungen zu den Mitteln, algebraische Gleichungen näherungsweise aufzulösen; JOHANN FRANZ ENCKE über den Venusdurchgang von 1769; FRIEDRICH THEODOR POSELGER, Das Taylor\'sche Theorem, als Grundlage der Functionen-Rechnung; ENNE HEEREN DIRKSEN über die Trennung der Wurzeln einer numerischen Gleichung mit Einer Unbekannten; PETER GUSTAV LEJEUNE DIRICHLET über eine neue Anwendung bestimmter Integralen auf die Summation endlicher oder unendlicher Reihen - mit zwei Beilagen). Philosophisch-historische Klasse (FRIEDRICH WILKEN, Geschichte der Sultane aus dem Geschlechte Bujeh nach Mirchond; JOHANN GOTTFRIED HOFFMANN über die Besorgnisse, welche die Zunahme der Bevölkerung erregt; THEODOR SIGISMUND PANOFKA, Zeus und Aegina - mit zwei darauf bezogenen Tafeln; KARL RICHARD LEPSIUS über die Anordnung und Verwandtschaft des Semitischen, Indischen, Alt-Persischen, Alt-Ägyptischen und Äthiopischen Alphabets; KARL KONRAD FRIEDRICH WILHELM LACHMANN über den Eingang des Parzivals; EBERHARD GOTTLIEB GRAFF, Althochdeutsche, dem Anfange des 11. Jahrhunderts angehörige, Übersetzung und Erläuterung der Aristotelischen Abhandlungen: ?at?????a? und pe?? e?µ??e?a?; LEOPOLD VON RANKE, Zur Geschichte der italienischen Poesie; JOHANN DANIEL WILHELM OTTO UHDEN über die unter dem Namen der Farnesischen bekannte antike Onyxschale im K. Bourbonischen Museum zu Neapel - mit einer darauf bezogenen Tafel; LEOPOLD VON RANKE, Nachträgliche Bemerkung zur Geschichte der italienischen Poesie). Siehe Foto. Versand D: 5,90 EUR

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        Sha-Ha-Ka, A Mandan Chief

      Philadelphia: E. C. Biddle, 1837. Lithograph, printed and hand-colored by J. T. Bowen after a portrait by Saint-Memin in the American Philosophical Society. In excellent condition apart from faint off-setting in plate. A fine image from McKenney and Hall's 'Indian Tribes of North America': `One of the most important [works] ever published on the American Indians' (Field),` a landmark in American culture' (Horan) and an invaluable contemporary record of a vanished way of life. Shahaka, or Coyote (c. 1765 - c. 1810) was known to Lewis and Clark as Big White. He was a large, affable man, and unusually talkative, a trait despised by Native Americans generally. Chief of the "Lower Village" of Mandan on the Missouri in present day North Dakota, he won the friendship of Lewis, Clark and the rest of the expedition, and he was invited back to meet President Jefferson who entertained him at Monticello. During his visit to Philadelphia, Charles Balthasar Julien Febret de Saint-Mémin painted the chief's portrait, which was given to the American Philosophical Society, and it is from this that McKenney's portrait was made. Accused of being seduced by the white man's world and of fabricating tales, Shahaka's people were extremely uninterested in hearing his travel stories. He was killed in a battle with the Sioux a few years later. Mckenney and Hall's 'Indian Tribes of North America' has long been renowned for its faithful portraits of Native Americans. The portraits are largely based on paintings by the artist Charles Bird King, who was employed by the War Department to paint the Indian delegates visiting Washington D.C., forming the basis of the War Department's Indian Gallery. Most of King's original paintings were subsequently destroyed in a fire at the Smithsonian, and their appearance in McKenney and Hall's magnificent work is thus our only record of the likenesses of many of the most prominent Indian leaders of the nineteenth century. Numbered among King's sitters were Sequoyah, Red Jacket, Major Ridge, Cornplanter, and Osceola. After six years as Superintendent of Indian Trade, Thomas McKenney had become concerned for the survival of the Western tribes. He had observed unscrupulous individuals taking advantage of the Native Americans for profit, and his vocal warnings about their future prompted his appointment by President Monroe to the Office of Indian Affairs. As first director, McKenney was to improve the administration of Indian programs in various government offices. His first trip was during the summer of 1826 to the Lake Superior area for a treaty with the Chippewa, opening mineral rights on their land. In 1827, he journeyed west again for a treaty with the Chippewa, Menominee , and Winebago in the present state of Michigan. His journeys provided an unparalleled opportunity to become acquainted with Native American tribes. When President Jackson dismissed him from his government post in 1830, McKenney was able to turn more of his attention to his publishing project. Within a few years, he was joined by James Hall, a lawyer who had written extensively about the west. McKenney and Hall saw their work as a way of preserving an accurate visual record of a rapidly disappearing culture. (Gilreath). Cf. Howes M129; cf. Bennett 79; cf. Field 992; cf. Lipperheide Mc 4; cf. Reese American Color Plate Books 24; cf. Sabin 43410a.

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        "Murat,hee translation of Esop's Fables [parallel title in Marathi]"

      Bombay: lithographed for the Bombay Native Education Society. 1837. "Lithographed throughout. Approx. 7¾"" x 6"" (197 x 150 mm), title leaf plus 186 leaves, paginated in Marathi: [2], 14, 357, [1]; 184 lithograph illustrations (each approx. 54 x 72 mm) after woodcuts illustrating 184 fables; contemporary and likely original native maroon goat, 5 sets of double fillets on spine; minor cracks at spine ends, rear hinge with a 2"" crack at the top; light overall wear; 2 gatherings extended; very good copy. A very rare book. OCLC locates 9 titles published by the Bombay Educational Society 1828-1837. The first, Anwari Sohili : a Paraphrase, in Persian, of the Fables of Pilpay, shows 8 locations in OCLC. All the others are found in 2 or fewer locations, and this one in only one: Albion College in Michigan. Not in COPAC. Not in the Carlson Collection at Creighton University. Not in the Heffelfinger Collection at Minneapolis Public. This appears to be the last production of the press. The text is based on Croxall's English translation. A note at the bottom of the first page of the table of contents notes that it was the 20th edition which was used, i.e. the London, 1810 edition. The numerous illustrations seem to follow the format of the small neat illustrations attributed to Elisha Kirkall in the 1810 edition; at least one cut in that edition is signed 'E. Dyas scul.' These Indian lithographs are far enough removed from those in the 1810 edition that they warrant their own inspection and appreciation. Not the first translation of Aesop into Marathi, as that distinction belongs to the 1809 Tanjore edition, which is the first edition of Aesop into an Indian language. This Tanjore edition was also likely taken from the English of Croxall, though from which edition remains unknown, and it is also illustrated with woodcuts at the head of each fable. In Tanjore edition, however, only 110 fables were printed. (See Graham Shaw's ""The Tanjore 'Aesop' in the Context of Early Marathi Printing,"" in The Library, September 1978, pp. 207-14.) The Encyclopedia of Indian Literature (1988) identifies the first Marathi edition as that of 1859. "

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        2 eigenh. Briefe m. Unterschrift.

      Wien, o. J. (bei einem Brief von alter Hand ergänzt „1837“). Zus. 2 S., Gr.-8° u. 4°. „Monsieur l‘Abbé, La Chancellerie d‘Etat m‘a communiqueé ce matin la relation, que M. de Bombelles lui a faite sur M. l‘Abbé Mamie et qui est telle, que je l‘attendais, c‘est à dire, très favorable. Les formalités remplies, je Vous prie, de bien vouloir écrire à M. Mamie, de se mettre en chemin, aussitot que la saison le lui permettra. Pour les frais de voyage j‘éspère de pouvoir lui obtenir 100 fl. argent de convention, a que fait à peu prix 250 frances. Veuillez présenter, Monsieur l‘Abbé, mes respects à S. E. le Comte Bombelles et agréez l‘assurance de l‘éstime sincire, avec laquelle je suis [...]“. - „Monsieur l‘Abbé, Sachant, que Vous Vous interessez pour M. l‘Abbé Piqueré, je prens la liberté, de m‘addresser à Vous, pour provoquer les de marches necessaires à le placer dans l‘Academie orientale. Le resultat des informations prises relativement à lui, est telle, que rien ne se empéche de le proposee à la Chancellerie d‘Etat, en qualité de [?] et Professeur de la langue et litterature francaise, pouron [?], que j‘aie quelque preuve formelle de son desir d‘avoir la place mentionée. Veuillez done l‘inviter à en addresse à ce but quelques lignes. Les ayant recu, j‘éspère, de terminer l‘affaire sons peu de jours [...]“. - Rauscher „studierte 1816 zuerst Rechtswissenschaften in Wien. Dort lernte er Klemens Maria Hofbauer kennen und begann 1820 das Theologiestudium. Er wurde am 21. August 1823 zum Priester geweiht. Ab 1825 war er Professor für Kirchengeschichte und Kirchenrecht im Lyzeum in Salzburg. Seit 1832 war er Direktor der orientalischen Akademie in Wien. Er wurde 1849 zum Fürstbischof von Seckau ernannt [...]. 1853 erfolgte die Ernennung zum Erzbischof der Erzdiözese Wien und am 17. Dezember 1855 die Erhebung zum Kardinal [...]. Er war maßgeblich am Zustandekommen des Konkordates zwischen der katholischen Kirche und dem Kaiserhaus beteiligt. Es wurde am 18. August 1855 unterzeichnet und beendete den Josephinismus [...]. Ab 1861 führte er auch den Titel Fürsterzbischof und hatte als Mitglied des Herrenhauses einen Sitz im Reichsrat [...]“ (Wikipedia). - Der Empfänger der auf Französisch abgefassten Briefe war Jacques (Jacob) Mislin (1807-1878). Der aus ärmlichen Verhältnissen stammende Mislin konnte dank seines Onkels an der berühmten Lehranstalt von Porrentruy im Schweizer Kanton Bern studieren, wo er nicht viel später auch selbst unterrichten sollte. Der 1830 zum Priester geweihte kath. Theologe wurde 1836 auf Vermittlung des Grafen von Bombelle an den Wiener Hof berufen, wo er einer der Lehrer der Söhne von Erzherzog Franz Karl und Erzherzogin Sophie wurde und damit sowohl den zukünftigen Kaiser Franz Joseph wie auch Erzherzog Ferdinand Maximilian (später Kaiser Max von Mexiko) unterrichtete (u.a. auch in Erdkunde). Vor der Revolution von 1848 unternahm Mislin eine Pilgerreise von Wien über Budapest und Konstantinopel nach Jersusalem. Der danach erschienene Reisebericht wurde in mehrere Sprachen übersetzt und mehrfach nachgedruckt. In den folgenden Jahren leitete er die Bibliothek am Hof der Herzogin von Parma, Erzherzogin Marie Louise, wurde zum Abt von St. Maria von Deg (Ungarn), geheimer Kämmerer u. Hausprälat Papst Pius\' XI., Apostolischer Pronotar, Kanoniker der Kathedrale von Großwardein, Träger zahlr. Orden (u.a. von Spanien, Parma u. des Ritterordens vom Heiligen Grab zu Jerusalem) sowie Mitglied zahlr. Akademien. Der Verfasser zahlr. Publikationen und Vertraute des belgischen Königs und des Grafen von Chambord blieb nach der Rückkehr von seiner Pilgerreise in Wien, wo er weiterhin in persönlichem Kontakt mit dem Kaiserhaus stand. - In einem von Mislin eigenh. beschrifteten Umschlag. - Versand D: 12,00 EUR Mislin, Rauscher, Brief, Letter, Lettre, Briefe, Autograph, Autographe, Autographen, Autograf, Autografe, Autografen, Signatur, Signiert, Signed, Signature, Unterschrift, Eigenhändig, Handschrift, Handschriften, Manuscript, Manuscrit, ALS, A.L.S., LAS, L.A.S.

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        Cirque Olympique unter der Direktion des Herrn F. X. Wolff und B. Siegrist. Eine große brillante Vorstellung in der höhern Reitkunst.

      München, 5. Oktober (1837).Plakat auf grünem Papier. Mit typographischem Text in Bordüre. Blattgr.: 50 x 40 cm. Geboten wurden verschiedene Voltigier - Vorstellungen von Mme. Siegrist, Karl Siegrist und seinem Bruder und Herrn und Mlle. van den Berghe Bücher de

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        Flamingo. Phoenicopterus ruber (Linn.)

      [London: by the Author, 1837. Lithograph, coloured by hand, by Edward Lear, printed by C. Hullmandel. Very good condition with a small, expertly repaired marginal tear on the right edge, not affecting the image. An ornithological masterpiece by Edward Lear for John Gould's "The Birds of Europe": a work which, according to Hyman, "included some of the most remarkable bird drawings ever made." This plate is from the second of John Gould's great ornithological portfolios. Gould undertook this work not only hoping to build on the success of his first work (on the birds of the Himalaya mountains), but also in an effort to redress the imbalance between the study of local and foreign ornithology. It was his opinion that too much attention had focused on the exotic, while the beauty of the more local species was ignored. He wrote in the preface to the work from which this image comes: "It has been frequently remarked that the productions of distant countries have received a much larger share of attention than those objects by which we are more immediately surrounded; and it is certainly true, that while numerous and costly illustrations have made us acquainted with the Ornithology of most other parts of the world, the Birds of Europe , in which we are, or ought to be, more interested, have not received that degree of attention which they naturally demand. The present work has been undertaken to supply that deficiency." Edward Lear, the great wit and ornithological artist of the Victorian age, was employed by John Gould when both men were getting their careers under way early in the 1830s. It was a relationship destined to be short: Gould was a demanding, quite literal employer and Lear was a sparkling wit and, in any event, was losing his eyesight. Here he reveals his almost unique ability to portray birds as individuals rather than specimens, who radiate vitality and evoke admiration. The images in this work are the first to be published by Gould that show the liveliness of treatment that was to become such a feature of later works. This break from the traditional methods of bird depiction can be largely attributed to the influence of and contributions from Edward Lear: "They are certainly among the most remarkable bird drawings ever made, [for] it is evident that Lear endowed them with some measure of his own whimsy and intelligence, his energetic curiosity, his self-consious clumsiness and his unselfconscious charm." (Hyman) Cf. Anker, 169; cf. Balis, 101; cf. Fine Bird Books (1990), p. 102; cf. Nissen, IVB, 371; cf. Sauer, 2; cf. Zimmer, p. 251.

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        VINDICIAE AMERICANAE. LETTER TO THE RIGHT HON. SIR ROBERT PEEL, BART., M.P. IN REFUTATION OF THE CALUMNIOUS ATTACKS ON AMERICA AND HER CITIZENS....

      London, James Ridgeway...Rich, Red Lion Square, 1837.. 27pp. Self wrappers, stitched, as issued. Uneven toning to front wrapper, some foxing, marginal pencil annotations throughout. Good plus. Untrimmed. [with:] A CORRECT REPORT OF SIR ROBERT PEEL'S SPEECHES AT GLASGOW, JANUARY, 1837. London. 1837. [8],100,4pp. plus engraved plate. Original blue printed wrappers. Spine ends chipped, minor soiling and spotting to wrappers. Mild foxing along foredge. Good plus. On Jan. 13, 1837, Sir Robert Peel made a speech in Glasgow in which he attacked the American political system, and especially the favorable things that the French historian and political philosopher Alexis de Tocqueville said about American democracy in his DEMOCRACY IN AMERICA. Peel had been Prime Minister 1834- 35, and would be again, but at the moment he was out of office. Tocqueville's famous work had been published in Paris in 1835, and translated to English by the journalist Henry Reeve in 1836. The book was thus the subject of much discussion when Peel made his speech, in which he questioned both the political system of the United States and Tocqueville's viewpoint. This rare pair of works closely relates to Peel's speech, both inscribed to Tocqueville by English friends of his. The first work is a pamphlet by an unknown "Citizen of the United States of North America," published by the American bookseller Obadiah Rich, who was a resident in London. The author is unknown, although it is possible that it was Rich himself. The pamphlet attacks Peel for his anti-American stance and his remarks on Tocqueville. This copy is inscribed to Tocqueville "with H.R.'s regards," probably a gift from Henry Reeve, who of course knew Tocqueville well (Tocqueville seems to acknowledge receipt in a letter to Reeve, dated March 22, 1837). Of utmost importance here are the marginal pencil annotations in French, made by Tocqueville, in which he features prominently in the text, and is even quoted to a great degree, especially after page 8. Approximately 140 times throughout, Tocqueville denotes an English word in the text with a small "+" and provides the French translation for the word in the margin, in his own hand. He obviously read the pamphlet with close attention. The second work is also inscribed to Tocqueville, in this instance by well-known traveller Capt. Basil Hall, directing Tocqueville to where Peel references him ("see page 82"). This contains the full text of Peel's nasty speech, where he discusses and quotes Tocqueville from pages 82 to p.86, referring to him as a "very able and intelligent Frenchmen, who has made the institutions of the United States the peculiar object of his observation and study," but dismissing his ideas. A wonderful pair of works relating to Alexis de Tocqueville, closely relating to the reception of DEMOCRACY IN AMERICA, and one with the famed author's extensive marginalia. VINDICIAE: SABIN 99832.

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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 inch), 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, very 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, which was 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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        Frauenbibliothek , oder : Handbuch aller Kenntnisse, welche das weibliche Geschlecht in jedem Alter, Stand und Verhältnisse, in Beziehung auf die Wirthschaft, als Ehefrau und Mutter und in der Stellung zum Gesinde zu wissen nöthig hat. Unter Mitwirkung mehrerer erfahrenen Frauen herausgegeben von einem Vereine von Gelehrten und Schriftstellern. 12 Bände.

      Berlin: Levent 1837-1840. 8°. Zusammen ca. 6000 S. Marmorierte Halblederbände d.Z. mit grünen Rückenschildern und dezenter Rückenvergoldung. Seltene Erstausgabe . Umfangreiches alphabetisches Lexikon zum Thema Frau. Geht weit über die sonst üblichen Themen wie ‘Hauswirtschaft‘, ‘Küche‘, ‘Kindererziehung‘ etc. hinaus und rückt so in die Nähe eines Allgemeinlexikons. Leichte Gebrauchsspuren, Einbände etwas berieben und bestossen, Gelenke teils alt restauriert, ein Kapital mit winziger Fehlstelle, drei Rückenschilder beschädigt, trotz der genannten Mängel insgesamt aber gutes und dekoratives Exemplar. Versand D: 6,00 EUR Lexika, Wörterbuch, Frauengeschichte, Kulturgeschichte

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        CHIEMSEE. - Herreninsel. "Herrn=Chiemsee". Blick von Nordosten über den See zum Schloß, links die Krautinsel, im Hintergrund Wendelstein und Breitenstein.

      - Altkol. Lithographie von Gustav Kraus, 1837, 12,5 x 17 cm. Pressler 280. - Blatt XXIV aus der 1837 bei Fr. Sauer erschienenen Folge "Alpenblumen". - alt auf Einfassungslinie geschnitten (mit der Beschriftung oben und unten) und montiert. Sehr schönes Kolorit, hübsch gerahmt.

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        NIKKO SANSHI: PICTORIAL RECORD OF NIKKO. Mausolea of Tokugawa Ieyasu, the Shogun

      Edo 1837, Suwaraya. Blue stitched stiff wrs., very good, 5. vol. set, 82 double-page, 5 full-page illustrations 13 color. of rare plants & birds illustrated by Watanabe Kazan, comp-. lete set, bright clean copy, title slips. R A R E. A MARVELOUS LOOK AT NIKKO SHRINE & ITS FLORA & FAUNA Ueda Moshin was a celebrated author of the time, flourished during the 1820's. However, even more famous and celebrated is the artist of this work, Watanabe Kazan [1793-1841]. Son of a Samurai, he served Lord Miyake of the Tawara clan. Due to his support of opening Japan to the West, the Bakufu took offense and he was arrested, condemned to death, but due to political pressures the sentence was commuted, but he com- mitted suicide in typical Samurai ritual of Harakiri in pro- test to the Shogunate. He was a notable poet, scholar, patr- iot, national hero as well as a painter. His works are high- ly prized as well as collected and coveted by collectors and institions alike. He was a member of the Shoshiki, a group that met to study Dutch learning [Rangaku] and he was mostly know as a Rangaku-sha [student of Dutch learning]. He also promoted Western knowledge in Japan. He was also a student of the most famous Tani Buncho from whom he learned the art & technique of painting, following his master's love of the Ch'ing style painters. For more biographical information on him, see P. Laurence: DICTIONARY OF JAPANESE ARTISTS, p.74. Also see Papinot, p.736 as well. He was one of the most dis- tinguished artists of his period. This exceptionally fascin- ating work covers the densely forested area of Nikko, where the Tokugawa Shogunate's Mausolea was established with a large group of shrines. The text describes the whole area, with focus on the various shrines & Buddhist temples devoted to the Tokugawa family. It also elaborates on the regional crafts, copper mine and the techniques to extract coppe for smelting into Buddhist images and shrine object. The prist- ine splendor of Nikko and its wooded area is a nature pres- erve and hosts a large number of rare avifauna, as well as plants and flowers. This work also illustrates and discusses these subjects. It also is a marvelous period guide to every shrine, its architectural beauty, to many of the bronze cas- ted bells, lanterns, & other ritualistic objects related to the shrines. A stunningly beautiful work, in the finest of condition, a few pages show minor foxing, else clean, and bright. The color illustrations & text are woodblock printed on hand-made mulberry paper. See F. Brinkley: A HISTORY OF THE JAPANESE PEOPLE, pages 583, 604. Also E. Papinot: HIST- ORICAL & GEOGRAPHICAL DICTIONARY OF JAPAN, p.448 for a hist- ory and outline of Nikko and its shrines; see p.736 for data on Kazan. Cited in D. Chibbett et al.: A DESCRIPTIVE CATALO- GUE OF THE PRE-1868 JAPANESE BOOKS...p.60, item #159. The set is contained in a period cloth covered folding case with a bone clasp, with rubbed joints, paper lined. Color scans can be sent by email. Images displayed may not be the actual copy in stock for sale at any given time; if you want to see the exact image of the book or edition in stock, please request this by email and an image will be returned to you by attachment. * * * * BUY WITH .

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        Tah-Chee, a Cherokee Chief

      Philadelphia: E. C. Biddle, 1837. Hand-coloured lithograph by Albert Newsam (signed on stone). Very good condition. A fine image from McKenney and Hall's "Indian Tribes of North America": with Albert Newsam's signature in lithograph Tah-Chee, (d. 1848) also known as "Dutch," and "Captain William Dutch" was a revered Cherokee chief and talented hunter, who acquired a significant amount of land for his tribe along the Canadian River after fighting with the Osage and Comanche. He was from an early age a hunter and seems to have spent a great deal of time completely on his own, or, alone with his horse and three dogs. During these travels, he teamed up with members of other tribes, including the Osage (bitter Cherokee enemies) even learning their language. Widely respected by the chiefs of many Indian nations, he was one of several Indian representatives at the 1835 Camp Homes Treaty, which established peace between the United States and various tribes including the Comanche, Wichita, Cherokee, Creek, Choctaw, and Osage. Tah-Chee later moved his tribe to east Texas, where he remained until the 1840s when he was defeated by the Republic of Texas army and forced to relocate to the Indian Territory. He retired to a ranch on the Columbia River where he died in 1848. McKenney and Hall's "Indian Tribes of North America" has long been renowned for its faithful portraits of Native Americans. The portraits are largely based on paintings by the artist Charles Bird King, who was employed by the War Department to paint the Indian delegates visiting Washington D.C., forming the basis of the War Department's Indian Gallery. Most of King's original paintings were subsequently destroyed in a fire at the Smithsonian, and their appearance in McKenney and Hall's magnificent work is thus our only record of the likenesses of many of the most prominent Indian leaders of the nineteenth century. Numbered among King's sitters were Sequoyah, Red Jacket, Major Ridge, Keokuk, and Black Hawk. After six years as Superintendent of Indian Trade, Thomas McKenney had become concerned for the survival of the Western tribes. He had observed unscrupulous individuals taking advantage of the Native Americans for profit, and his vocal warnings about their future prompted his appointment by President Monroe to the Office of Indian Affairs. As a director, McKenney was to improve the administration of Indian programs in various government offices. His first trip was during the summer of 1826 to the Lake Superior area for a treaty with the Chippewa, opening mineral rights on their land. In 1827, he journeyed west again for a treaty with the Chippewa, Menominee, and Winebago in the present state of Michigan. His journeys provided an unparalleled opportunity to become acquainted with Native American tribes. When President Jackson dismissed him from his government post in 1830, McKenney was able to turn more of his attention to his publishing project. Within a few years, he was joined by James Hall, a lawyer who had written extensively about the west. McKenney and Hall saw their work as making a record of a rapidly disappearing culture. Cf. BAL, 6934; cf. Bennett, p.79; cf. Field, 992; cf. Howes, M129; cf. Lipperhiede, Mc4; cf. Reese, Stamped With A National Character , p. 24; Sabin, 43410a.

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        The Dispatches Of Field Marshal The Duke Of Wellington During His Various Campaigns In India, Denmark, Portugal, Spain, The Low Countries And France From 1799 To 1818 Volumes 1 to 12 plus Index

      A complete matching set of Wellington's dispatches as compiled by his private secretary Lieut. Colonel John Gurwood [1790-1845]. Fully rebound in contemporary calf with five raised bands ("1837" stamped in gilt at the base of each spine). Published in twelve volumes plus a separate Index volume - Volumes 1 to 4 dated 1837 with Volumes 5 to 12 dated 1838 - the Index volume is dated 1839 and has been bound in at the rear of Volume 12. Comprises a summary of Wellington's military career / commands and an "Explanation of Indian Terms, Titles and Countries which occur in this Work" followed by his dispatches (plus other relevant communications) interspersed with occasional additional background notes starting with Mysore / Seringapatam and progressing through to Paris in November 1818. The Index is split into three parts relating to India (Vols 1-3), the Peninsula (Vols 4 to 11) and "The Low Countries, Waterloo and Paris" (Volume 12).Internal Condition: All volumes securely bound with boards firmly attached and text blocks sound (cords visible at endpaper hinges, some ffeps loose at their bottom half - most notably in Volumes 4, 8 & 10), no inscriptions but light to moderate evidence of a carefully removed bookplate on each front pastedown with associated bookplate offsetting to the ffep, light to moderate browning and occasional small blemishes to text block edges, rebinding glue marking to the plain endpapers with some pastedown creasing.Physical Description:Hardback, 8vo, approx 8.75 x 5.5 inches / 22 x 13 cm, each volume individually paginated plus 235 page index. Volumes 1 to 9 are identified on the Title Page as being a "New Edition", Volumes 10 to 12 and the Index volume make no such statement.External Condition:Mostly moderate general wear / soiling to the calf boards and spines with small amounts of underlying boards visible at corner tips but areas of significant wear / scratching to some boards (additional photographs available on request), spine labels present on all volumes,Printed on slightly varying quality paper with intermittent light to moderate browning, very occasional paper edge wear / short closed tears, occasional mostly light to moderate print offsetting (very occasionally significant - most notably in the later volumes), very occasional light internal blemishes / finger smudges and occasional light to moderate foxing adjoining the prelims or rear endpapers but overall internally Very Good with all volumes in a very clean and clear condition.Total weight with packaging just over 13Kg.

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        Vues pittoresques des Vosges, dessinées d'après nature par (François-Jules) Collignon.

      Paris Cantener 1837 - 46 S. Mit 24 lithographischen Tafeln von Emile Blanchard nach Collignon. 4° (30,5 x 22 cm). Halbleder des 19. Jahrhunderts mit Rückentitel (Original-Umschlag der ersten Lieferung eingebunden). Erste Ausgabe. - Seltene Folge mit stimmungsvollen Ansichten von Burgen, Landschaften und Orten der Vogesen, unter anderem: Épinal, Trifels, Verrerie de St. Louis, Rothau, Klingenthal, Forges de Framont, Abbaye de St. Odile, Ste. Marie aux Mines, Bitche, Rémiremont, Thann. - Teils etwas stockfleckig, vorderes Innengelenk gering aufgeplatzt, Vorsatz mit Besitzvermerk. Der Einband berieben. Schönes Exemplar. *Reiber 2244. Thieme/Becker VII, 227. 700 gr. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Leitfaden zur Nordischen Alterthumskunde, herausgegeben von der königlichen Gesellschaft für Nordische Altherthumskunde.

      Kopenhagen, 1837. 8vo. Uncut and unopened in the original printed wrappers. A A completely fresh copy - mint condition. (4), 108, (4 - advertisements) pp.. Scarce first German edition of this milestone publication, which laid the foundation of modern archaeology and transformed it into an exact science. With this seminal publication, Thomsen was the first to establish an evidence-based division of prehistory into discrete periods, and with it he became the originator of the three-age system (the division into Stone Age - Bronze Age - Iron Age), which is "the basic chronology that now underpins the archaeology of most of the Old World" (Rowley-Conwy: From Genesis to Prehistory, p.1). This foundational work altered our understanding of our world and our place in it and contains the first use of "culture" in an archaeological context."Christian Jürgensen Thomsen, (born Dec. 29, 1788, Copenhagen, Den.-died May 21, 1865, Copenhagen), Danish archaeologist who deserves major credit for developing the three-part system of prehistory, naming the Stone, Bronze, and Iron ages for the successive stages of man's technological development in Europe. His tripartite scheme brought the first semblance of order to prehistory and formed the basis for chronological schemes developed for other areas of the globe by succeeding generations of archaeologists." (Encycl. Britt.).Up until the beginning of the 19th century, our understanding of antiquities had been very loose and fumbling. Studying the artifacts, earlier archaeologists had used a great deal of imagination, especially when adapting information from written sources to the objects. Only when Thomsen enters the scene, this approach changes. He is the first to focus the investigation upon the artifacts themselves. Quickly realizing that this approach must be the only way forward, he soon distinguished clearly between objects, both similar and different, and established what belonged together in time and where there were chronological differences. He was among the first to differentiate between history that could be studied through written sources and prehistory which could only be studied through material culture. He realized - as the first - that in order to interpret findings of prehistoric objects, one would have to know their source and the context in which they were found - thus establishing the foundation for modern excavation technique. He trained the great archaeologist J.J.A. Worsaae and sent him on excavation expeditions to acquire artifacts for ethnographic museum that he had founded and thus also founded Danish archaeology. Thomsen was the first to perceive typologies of grave goods, grave types, methods of burial, pottery and decorative motifs, and to assign these types to layers found in excavation, thus combining our different sources of knowledge to establish certainty. When, in 1836, the Royal Society of Northern Antiquaries published Thomsen's illustrated contribution to "Guide to Scandinavian Archaeology" (i.e. the present publication), in which he put forth his chronology for the first time, together with comments about typology and stratigraphy, Thomsen already had an international reputation. But this publication gave him more than that - it made him the founder of modern archaeology and arguably the most influential archaeologist of all times. In 1816 Thomsen had been appointed head of "antiquarian" collections, which later developed into the National Museum of Denmark. It was while organizing and classifying the antiquities for exhibition that he discovered how much more sense it would make to present them chronologically, and so he did, using what is now known as the "three-age system". Proposing that prehistory had advanced from an age of stone tools, to ages of tools made from bronze and iron was not in itself a novel idea, but no previous proposals allowed for the dating of artifacts (which Thomsen's system did for the first time) and they were all presented as systems of evolution. Refining the idea of stone-bronze-iron phases, Thomsen turned it into a chronological system by seeing which artifacts occurred with which other artifacts in closed finds. In this way, he was the first to establish an evidence-based division of prehistory into discrete periods. It is this seminal achievement that led to his being credited as the originator of the three-age system.He provided for the first time a solid empirical basis for the system that ever since the present publication has laid at the foot of all archaeological research. He showed that artifacts could be classified into types and that these types varied over time in ways that correlated with the predominance of stone, bronze or iron implements and weapons. In this way he turned the Three-age System from being an evolutionary scheme based on intuition and general knowledge into a system of relative chronology supported by archaeological evidence."His published and personal advice to Danish archaeologists concerning the best methods of excavation produced immediate results that not only verified his system empirically but placed Denmark in the forefront of European archaeology for at least a generation. He became a national authority when C.C Rafn, secretary of the Kongelige Nordiske Oldskriftselskab ("Royal Society of Northern Antiquaries"), published his principal manuscript in "Ledetraad til Nordisk Oldkyndighed" ("Guide to Scandinavian Archaeology") in 1836."This groundbreaking publication was immediately translated into German (published the following year, 1837), in which form it reached a wide audience, influencing the archaeologists of all of Europe. In 1848, it was published in English and became highly influential on the development of archaeology theory and practice in Great Britain and the United States.In 1849 Thomsen founded the world's first ethnografic museum, which continued to contribute significantly to the development of modern archaeology."Throughout the course of the nineteenth century growing amounts of archaeological material were being recovered as the vastly expanding engineering activities of the Industrial Revolution were transforming Central and Western Europe into the "workshop of the world." Indeed, much of the popular appeal of archaeology in early Victorian times lay in its seeming demonstration that this contemporary technological advancement, which both intrigued and delighted the middle classes, was no mere accident but the acceleration of a tendency for "progress" which was innate in humankind. This evidence that cultural evolution as opposed to degeneration from an original state of grace had been a significant feature of human history made archaeology pre-eminently a science of progress. Within the context of the history of the discipline, however, the birth of this "scientific archaeology", as distinct from the antiquarianism of earlier times, is generally associated with the unfolding of the "Three Age System" and the pioneering work of C.J. Thomsen.While in the past a few archaeologists had attempted to subdivide prehistoric materials into various temporal segments, it was Thomsen who first envisaged, and applied, on the basis of archaeological evidence, a systematic classification of antiquities according to the criteria of material use and form which could be correlated with a sequence of temporal periods: the Ages of Stone, Bronze, and Iron, familiar to every student of archaeology for the last hundred years. The novelty of this approach, however, did not lie in the concept of technological development gleaned from his familiarity with the conjectural history of the Enlightenment, or in his assumption of a sequence of Stone, Bronze, or Iron Ages, itself a variation of Lucretius' popular model. Rather, it lay in his employment of "seriational principles" acquired from his extensive knowledge of numismatics, which he used to combine evidence concerning technology, grave goods, along with the shape and decoration of various artefacts into an internally consistent developmental sequence. Though Thomsen's Museum of Northern Antiquities in Denmark had arranged its collection of artefacts in accordance with this new system as early as 1819, the first written account of his research was not set out in print until the "Ledetraad til Nordisk Oldkyndighed" ("Guide Book to Northern/Nordic Antiquities") was published in 1836. While prior to Thomsen's work, thinking about antiquities in both Europe and the United States bas both intellectually fragmented and essentially speculative, the publication of the "Ledetraad" and its translation into German a year later unified archaeological studies by providing scholars with an exemplar or "paradigm". For, while previously antiquarians and indeed classical archaeologists, who were interested in what are now recognized to be prehistoric remains, tended to look to written records and/or oral traditions to provide a historical context for their finds, it was Thomsen who liberated archaeologists from this restrictive assumption through the creation of a carefully controlled chronology which allowed for the comprehensive study of those periods in history for which NO written records were available. In the second half of the nineteenth century, Thomsen's system established itself as THE system, as his basic classification of artefacts, arranged in periods by virtue of an analogy with the form and function of tools in his own day, was modified an elaborated upon by, among others, Worsaae, de Mortillet and John Lubbock." (D.A. Nestor: Cognitive Perspectives on Israelite Identity, pp. 46-48)

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        Tsukurimono shuko no tane [trans.: How to Prepare Cultural Artifacts & Props for Display].

      Many full-page illus. in the text. 11; 11; 11; 11 folding leaves. Two vols. in four parts. 8vo, orig. decorated wrappers (some worming), orig. block-printed title labels on upper covers, modern stitching. Osaka: 1837 & n.d. First edition of this rare and extraordinary book on methods of creating artifacts and props for display purposes or theater, using ordinary materials to produce entirely different and complex objects. This richly illustrated work contains numerous illustrations depicting dieties; an empress fighting; famous battle-field scenes; musical instruments; nature scenes; imaginary animals; offerings; a pheasant; a noh performance; lacquerware; ceramics; kitchen implements; village scenes; garden ornaments; wedding objects; floats; legendary scenes in Japanese history; the dragon dance; hunting scenes; ceremonial dance performances; a falcon; a treasure boat; arms and armor; a landscape, etc. What is so remarkable is that each prop or scene is constructed from surprising and rather mundane materials. Nothing is what it seems. For example, two samurai fighting are actually constructed out of lacquerware. The pheasant and the noh performance are constructed from dried foods, including fish. An insect is made out of a broom and other cleaning tools. The falcon is made from coins and metal. A samurai is constructed out of lanterns. The landscape is made out of abalone shells and knives. For each prop, there is an explanation of the materials employed along with a kyoka poem critiquing the prop, each signed by various poets. The artist, Matsukawa, was a famous ukiyo-e artist in Osaka. An earlier part of the series appeared in 1787. There is some modest worming in all of the volumes touching the images but, nevertheless, in very nice condition. Very rare. .

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        Pflanzen und Gebirgsarten von Marienbad. ergänzt, und mit einem Anhange über die andern naturhistorischen Verhältnisse des Curortes herausgegeben von C. J. Heidler.

      Prag Kronberger und Weber 1837 - (21,5 x 13 cm). X, 203 S. Mit lithographiertem Frontispiz, 3 (1 kolorierten) lithographierten Tafeln, 1 mehrfach gefalteten kolorierten lithographierten petrographischen Karte und einer mehrfach gefalteten Tabelle. Halbleinwandband der Zeit. Erste Ausgabe. - Der Band enthält von Goethe den während seiner Aufenthalte in Marienbad in den Jahren 1821-23 entstandenen Beitrag "Gang- und Gebirgsarten von Marienbad", ferner einen Auszug aus einem Brief an Graf Sternberg in Prag über den Marienbader Serpentin und Pechstein. - Die Arbeit über die Marienbader Flora stammt von Friedrich von Sachsen (dem späteren König Friedrich August II.), entstanden in den Jahren 1834-35. - Papierbedingt minimal gebräunt. Die Karte mit kleinem hinterlegtem Einriss. Insgesamt sauberes und gut erhaltenes Exemplar. - Schmid, Goethe und die Naturwissenschaften 427 und 840; Pritzel 3058 [Attributes: First Edition]

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        The English Counties Delineated; or, A Topographical Description of England. Illustrated by A Map of London, and a Complete Series of County Maps

      George Virtue, 1837, Hardcover (Half Leather), Book Condition: Very Good Condition. Moule's atlas never disappoints, each of the county maps delicately and intricately illustrated with vignettes of important county features or buildings. This two volume set is in very good condition. The leather at the spines is lightly rubbed. The maps in this title are prone to browning and whilst this is true of a number of them in this copy, inluding some offsettling to the facing page, it is by no means true of them all and this copy is better than many we have seen in that respect. All 62 maps, plans and plates are present as called for in the list in volume one. This copy bears the armorial bookplate of Francis Darby of Coalbrookdale. Size: Quarto. 2-volume set (complete). Pictures of this item not already displayed here available upon request.

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        VINDICIAE AMERICANAE. LETTER TO THE RIGHT HON. SIR ROBERT PEEL, BART., M.P. IN REFUTATION OF THE CALUMNIOUS ATTACKS ON AMERICA AND HER CITIZENS.

      London, James Ridgeway.Rich, Red Lion Square, 1837. - 27pp. Self wrappers, stitched, as issued. Uneven toning to front wrapper, some foxing, marginal pencil annotations throughout. Good plus. Untrimmed. [with:] A CORRECT REPORT OF SIR ROBERT PEEL'S SPEECHES AT GLASGOW, JANUARY, 1837. London. 1837. [8],100,4pp. plus engraved plate. Original blue printed wrappers. Spine ends chipped, minor soiling and spotting to wrappers. Mild foxing along foredge. Good plus. On Jan. 13, 1837, Sir Robert Peel made a speech in Glasgow in which he attacked the American political system, and especially the favorable things that the French historian and political philosopher Alexis de Tocqueville said about American democracy in his DEMOCRACY IN AMERICA. Peel had been Prime Minister 1834- 35, and would be again, but at the moment he was out of office. Tocqueville's famous work had been published in Paris in 1835, and translated to English by the journalist Henry Reeve in 1836. The book was thus the subject of much discussion when Peel made his speech, in which he questioned both the political system of the United States and Tocqueville's viewpoint. This rare pair of works closely relates to Peel's speech, both inscribed to Tocqueville by English friends of his. The first work is a pamphlet by an unknown "Citizen of the United States of North America," published by the American bookseller Obadiah Rich, who was a resident in London. The author is unknown, although it is possible that it was Rich himself. The pamphlet attacks Peel for his anti-American stance and his remarks on Tocqueville. This copy is inscribed to Tocqueville "with H.R.'s regards," probably a gift from Henry Reeve, who of course knew Tocqueville well (Tocqueville seems to acknowledge receipt in a letter to Reeve, dated March 22, 1837). Of utmost importance here are the marginal pencil annotations in French, made by Tocqueville, in which he features prominently in the text, and is even quoted to a great degree, especially after page 8. Approximately 140 times throughout, Tocqueville denotes an English word in the text with a small "+" and provides the French translation for the word in the margin, in his own hand. He obviously read the pamphlet with close attention. The second work is also inscribed to Tocqueville, in this instance by well-known traveller Capt. Basil Hall, directing Tocqueville to where Peel references him ("see page 82"). This contains the full text of Peel's nasty speech, where he discusses and quotes Tocqueville from pages 82 to p.86, referring to him as a "very able and intelligent Frenchmen, who has made the institutions of the United States the peculiar object of his observation and study," but dismissing his ideas. A wonderful pair of works relating to Alexis de Tocqueville, closely relating to the reception of DEMOCRACY IN AMERICA, and one with the famed author's extensive marginalia. VINDICIAE: SABIN 99832.

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