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        [Greenland Gyrfalcon] Falco Candicans

      London: [by the Author, 1837. Lithograph, coloured by hand, after J. Wolf and H. C. Richter, printed by Walter. (Slightly trimmed along the right side). A beautiful image from John Gould's The Birds of Great Britain: "A magnificent work with life-like portraits of birds of the British Isles" (Wood). This plate, from what Sacheverell Sitwell called "The most popular of all his works" (Fine Bird Books), shows a new liveliness of treatment that is not present in Gould's earlier works. This improvement is thanks to suggestions made by Joseph Wolf, who drew 57 of the plates and accompanied Gould on an ornithological tour of Scandinavia in 1856. Gould's illustrations were all painstakingly coloured by hand, as he states in his preface: "Many of the public are quite unaware how the colouring of these large plates is accomplished; and not a few believe that they are produced by some mechanical process or by chromo-lithography. This, however, is not the case: every sky with its varied tints and every feather of each bird were coloured by hand; and when it is considered...it will most likely cause some astonishment to those who give the subject a thought." Cf. Fine Bird Books (1990), p. 102; cf. Nissen IVB 372; cf. Sauer 23; cf. Wood p. 365; cf. Zimmer p. 261.

      [Bookseller: Donald Heald Rare Books]
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        Wiener Zeitschrift für Kunst, Literatur, Theater und Mode. Jahrgang 1837.

      Wien, A. Strauß, 1837. 4 Bde. 22x14,5 cm. Bedruckte Pbde. d.Zt. Etwas fleckig. Tafeln tlw. gebräunt und recht knapp beschnitten, Text und Beilagen (nicht koll.) stellenweise fleckig. Kirchner 4752; Lipperheide Zb 29 (nur 5 einz. Jg.) Schöne, umfangreiche Reihe dieser Wiener Zeitschrift mit Biedermeiermoden für Damen, auch Herren u. Kinder, die insgesamt 1816/17 bis 1844 erschien. Mit 52 kolor. Modekupfertaf. nach S. v. Stubenrauch u.a. sowie 4 unkol. Kutschentaf. und 2 Kupfer Wiener Mode Formen. - Jg. 1837 zu 4 Quartalsbänden. Versandkostenfreie Lieferung Wien, Mode und Trachten; Zeitschriften, Zeitungen, Monatshefte, Wochenschriften, Prospekte

      [Bookseller: Augusta-Antiquariat GbR]
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        Buffons] Büffon's sämmtliche [sämtliche] Werke sammt den Ergänzungen, nach der Classifikation von G. Cuvier. Einzige Ausgabe in deutscher Übersetzung von H. J. Schaltenbrand. Band 1 - 4: Allgemeine Gegenstände; Band 5 - 6: Vierfüssige Thiere m. 148 Tafeln; Band 7 - 9 Vögel m. 188 Tafeln.

      Köln, Expedition von Büffon's [Büffons Buffon's Buffons] Naturgeschichte, 1837-1840 - Neun gebundene blaugrüne ill. Pappeinbände altersgemäß gut erhalten. Bd. I mit Frontispiz und 3 Tafeln, Bd. II mit 4 Faltkarten, Bd. III mit 5 Faltkarten; Bd. IV mit zahlreichen Abbildungen, Bd. V und VI mit 148 Tafeln, Bd. VII bis Bd. IX mit 188 Tafeln. Die Bände sind stärker stockfleckig, selten fleckenfrei. In den Vorsätzen altersbedingt leicht nachgedunkelt. Bd. II hat im Vorsatz (Leerblatt) ein kleines Loch. Bd. III sind 3 Faltkarten lose, Bd. V Seiten 503 bis 507 lose, Bd. VII im Vorsatz mit Verfärbungen. Die Einbände aller neun Exemplare sind berieben und leicht fleckig. Buchrücken sind rissig. Bd. III und Bd. V mit kleinen Fehlstückchen. Ecken und Kanten teils stärker bestoßen. 911,822,819,680,684,684,752,692,720,683 S. Deutsch - Frakturschrift 6724g 8° - Oktav (entspricht 18,5 - 22,5 cm) Pappeinband o. Schutzumschlag

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        The English Bijou Almanac for 1838

      Schloss, London 1837 - Size 3/4 x 1/2" (20 x 14mm). Unpaginated. [64]pp. Original gold-stamped green wrappers housed in a matching gilt-stamped stiff-paper slipcase. All edges gilt. Engraved frontispiece portrait of queen Victoria. Illustrated with six engraved portraits of Queen Victoria (frontispiece), King William IV, Sir Walter Scott, Laetitia Elizabeth Landon, Giulia Grisi, and Mozart, this spectacular miniature almanac contains a 12-month calendar for 1838, and lists of royal birthdays, European sovereigns, Queen's Ministers, the Royal Household, and Scientific Institutions.Slipcase rubbed along edges. Gilt slightly and partly faded on wrappers. Tail of spine chipped. Slipcase in overall good- to good, wrappers in good, interior in very good condition. Schloss produced his high quality almanacs from 1836 to 1843. "The quality of the engraving is of the highest order and is due to the great skill of Benjamin Rees Davies" (Bondy Miniature Books p.43). [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

      [Bookseller: ERIC CHAIM KLINE, BOOKSELLER (ABAA ILAB)]
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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. - 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'. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Adrian Harrington Ltd, PBFA, ABA, ILAB]
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        The Posthumous Papers of the Pickwick Club

      Chapman and Hall, London, 1837 First edition in book form. Otavo. MDCCCXXXVII (1837) stated on the title page. With 43 illustrations by R.Seymour and Phiz, London, including the second state of most of the Seymour plates, the Phiz replacement plates for the Buss plates (with captions instead of numbers below images), and mixed early states of the remaining Phiz plates, all prior to Phiz's major re-engravings, with the early page numbers instead of the later captions and imprints below the images, including simultaneous steels of the frontispiece and vignette title. As expected in the first edition in book form, the text points are in the second state, showing corrections. Some wear, a few small tears on pages, some darkening of pages, foxing. Housed in a custom-made collector's slipcase. Smith, Dickens, I, 3. HBS 36100.. 1st Edition. Hardcover. Very Good.

      [Bookseller: Bookbid Rare Books]
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        Dioskuren. Für Wissenschaft und Kunst. Schriften in bunter Reihe hrsg. von Theodor Mundt. 2 Bände in 1. XII S., S. 3-340; VIII, 392 S. Marmor. Pappbd d. Z. (Rücken verblasst, Klebespur eines RSchilds) mit RSchild.

      Berlin, Veit und Comp., 1836-1837. - Komplettes Exemplar der berühmten Zeitschrift des Jungen Deutschland, Nachfolgerin der 'Schriften in bunter Reihe' und des verbotenen 'Literarischen Zodiacus', der bereits mit Heft 1 des zweiten Jahrgangs sein Erscheinen einstellen musste. Der Geheime Staatsrat Stägemann war als Mitarbeiter für die neue Zeitschrift, die erst 'Zeitlosen' heißen sollte, bereits gewonnen, als er auf allerhöchsten Befehl seinen Beitrag zurückziehen musste, da „an diesen Schriften (des Jungen Deutschland) ein Makel hafte." Da Stägemanns Sonett bereits auf den Seiten 1-3 gedruckt war und der nächste Beitrag auf S. 4 begann, musste Mundt in größter Eile Ersatz schaffen: Seite 1 wurde weggeschnitten, Seite 3 wurde neu gedruckt mit einem sehr geistreich gewählten Motto Goethes, gegen den ja nicht mal der Zensor etwas haben konnte. Enthält Erstdrucke von Mundt, Laube, Stieglitz, Schefer, E. Gans, Marggraf, Rosenkranz, W. F. Meyern, Varnhagen v. Ense, dem die Vorrede gewidmet ist, Willkomm, Mügge, Maltitz u. a. – Titel verso und letztes Blatt mit Stempel der Fürstenbergischen Hofbibliothek. Erster Band teils etwas stockfleckig. Gutes Exemplar. – Kirchner 10593. Houben II 436 ff ausführlich zu den Schwierigkeiten mit dem Berliner Zensor. Nicht bei Diesch. [Attributes: Soft Cover]

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Wolfgang Braecklein]
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        Peter Parley's Book of the United States

      Charles J. Hendee, Boston 1837 - Octavo. (iv), 208pp., + 6 maps. First edition. Frontispiece, engraved title page, title-page vignette, and numerous text figures from engravings. Contains sixty brief chapters that cover all essential information about the United States for school children. Roughly half the book is devoted to the physical characteristics, while the remainder touches upon the social makeup and historical development of the country since independence. With an index of questions and six engraved maps at the end. In the original binding of calf-backed illustrated boards. Boards are quite rubbed and chipped, upper portion of front hinge cracked, but holding, and first few signatures resewn. A nice copy of a surprisingly uncommon Peter Parley title. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Bromer Booksellers, Inc., ABAA]
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        The LIBRARY Of FICTION, or Family Story-Teller; Consisting of Original Tales, Essays, and Sketches of Character

      London: Chapman & Hall, 1837. 1st edition in volume form (Eckel, p. 139; Gimbel E121/122). Early 20th C. 3/4 green morocco binding with marbled paper boards & eps. TEG. Spine sunned to a mellow golden tan. Minor extremity wear. Withal, a handsome VG+ set.. 2 volumes (viii, 384; [6], 350 pp). Half-titles present. 28 plates (14 each volume). 8vo. 8-1/8" x 5-1/8" Contains two previously unpublished sketches by Dickens, appearing under his pseudonym of 'Boz': 'The Tuggs At Ramsgate' & 'A Little Talk About Spring and The Sweeps'. Other authors represented with original sketches include G. P. R. James, Douglas Jerrold, W. H. Wills, E. Mayhew & Miss Mitford.

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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. 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.

      [Bookseller: William Reese Company - Americana]
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        Allgemeine Moden-Zeitung. Eine Zeitschrift für gebildete Welt. Begleitet von dem Bilder-Magazin für die elegante Welt. 39. Jahrgang, 1837

      Leipzig: Industrie-Comptoir (Baumgärtner) 1837 Komplett aller 52 Nummern des 39. Jahrgangs dieser Wochenschrift, mit 52 Tagesberichten für die Modenwelt u. 52 Modenkupfer, zusammengebunden, HLWd. der Zeit mit rotem, goldgeprägten Rückenschild, 414 Seiten u. 204 Spalten der Tagesberichte, 23 x 28 cm; Deckel abgeschürft, Seiten altersbedingt stockfleckig u. die meisten Tafeln gebräunt, Tafel 41 mit einer Farbstiftanstreichung, sonst altersgemäß gut erhalten.Mode, Kostüme, Garderobe, Literatur, Zeitschriften, Frauenzeitschriften

      [Bookseller: Antikvariát Valentinská]
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        Don Carlos et ses Défenseurs. Collection de 20 portraits originaux. Dessinés d?après nature, tant au quartier royal de Durango, qu?au quartier-géneral de l?armée, et représentant Don Carlos, ses Ministres, ses généraux, l?infant Don Sébastien, ses aides-de-camp &ª. Avec une introduction et une notice biographique sur Chacun des personnages par M. Isidore Maguès.

      Paris: Toussaint editeur (Imprimerie de D?Urtubie, Worms et Cie) 1837 - Folio, (304x230mm.); [4], 20, [76] p.; 22 litografías intercaladas.- // Magnífica encuadernación firmada de principios del siglo XX, realizada por Albert Valat, de Montpellier, en piel azul, a las armas, anteriores a 1931, del rey de España; lomo decorado y grabado; ambos planos con orla exterior de filete dorado y orla interior decorada coronada con las armas; cantos fileteados y contracantos dorados con cinco ruedas; corte superior dorado; conserva ambas cubiertas impresas a dos tintas algo rozadas. Mínima rozadura en la encuadernación en plano delantero; perfecto ejemplar sin marcas, manchas, oxidaciones, subrayados ni anotaciones.- // Proc.: Ex-libris Dr. Ecoiffier, moto "Lege sed elige".- // Espléndido ejemplar de la célebre obra de Isidore Maguès, en perfecto estado, con una magnífica encuadernación, cubiertas originales, con todos sus márgenes, límpido, con sus veintidos litografías sobre papel de china (acostumbran a faltar una o dos) numeradas, salvo la primera, de don Carlos, y la décima, del facsímil de la carta del general Eguía, como debe ser. Rigurosamente completo de las 100 páginas (incluida portada) que debe tener. En efecto, además de alguna de las litografías, en la mayoría de los ejemplares suelen faltar algunas o todas las hojas en blanco por ambas caras que tiene que haber debido a la planificación de la obra: a cada personaje se le dedicaron un grabado y un doble folio del que las dos últimas páginas quedaban en blanco cuando el texto no ocupó nada más que las dos primeras. Las armas repujadas en la encuadernación son las que aparecen en las cubiertas de la obra: las del rey de España que estuvieron en vigor hasta 1931, sin la presencia de Navarra entre sus cuarteles y con los de territorios que hacía mucho no pertenecían a la corona española. Es escasísima la información existente sobre Isidore Jean-Baptiste Maguès. Por nuestra parte, apenas podemos aportar que creemos que nació en Toulouse en 1810 y que habría muerto pobre, enloquecido y solo en Londres en 1869, donde residiría desde al menos 1850 y donde su muerte se relató como la de un martir del arte que se había ido hundiendo y sumiendo en una suprema ansiedad mientras dejaba de comer al dedicarse en cuerpo y alma a la que decía sería su gran obra: "L'Entente cordiale: un épisode de la guerre de Crimée", para la que había preconcebido un precio astronómico para le época: 2.000 libras esterlinas. Antes de emigrar a Inglaterra había participado en el salón de Paris de 1846 y tenía obra en el Palais Royal.- // Refs.: CCPB 000298313-3 y 000391468-2; Palau, 147309. Libro [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Der Erinnerung geweiht" (Deckeltitel).

      Linz, Bergamo, Treviso, Pavia, Venedig und Mailand, 1821-1837. - 64 Eintragungen mit 14 bildlichen Darstellungen (lavierte Federzeichnungen, Aquarelle, Bleistiftzeichnungen etc.) und mehreren roten Lacksiegeln sowie einmontierten Trockenblumen. Rosafarbener Pappband der Zeit mit goldgepr. Deckelbordüre und Rückenfileten; Buntpapierspiegel. Dreiseitiger Goldschnitt. Qu.-8vo. Hübsches biedermeierliches Freundschaftsalbum einer "Fanny", höchstwahrscheinlich Gattin eines in Oberitalien stationierten österreichischen Offiziers, die bei jeder Transferierung ihres Mannes ihre Freunde aus der örtlichen Gesellschaft und den zurückbleibenden Militärs sich ins Erinnerungsbuch einschreiben ließ. Abgesehen von der großen Zahl von Vertretern des Militäradels (u. a. der Obrist Bernhard Dobler Edler v. Friedburg nebst Familie, der Hauptmann Friedrich Dworzak von Triebelfeld etc.) finden sich auch Karl Eugen Fürst Lamberg zu Steyr (1764-1831), k. k. Jägermeister und Oberst-Erblandkämmerer, und seine Gemahlin Friederike geb. Oettingen-Wallerstein (1776-1831) sowie die Sängerin Marie Brambilla (Pavia, 23. Juni 1825). Die Gräfin Leopoldine von Lichtenberg (1809-1855, ab 1826 Gattin des Joseph Edlen von Düres, Inspektor der nö. Landesdirektion) signiert auf einem weiß gehöhten Felsen im Blumenhain (Linz, 1. März 1822). Besonders reizvolle Zeichnungen liefern der ausgebildete Bauzeichner Theodor Edler von Blumfeld (grau laviertes Phantasieschloß, Pavia, März 1825) sowie der mehrfach sich eintragende Ludwig Greuer (braun laviertes, stellenweise weiß gehöhtes Aquarell des Escorial; "nach der Natur gezeichnet im Jahr 1828 / übergeben beym schmerzlichen Abschied in Mayland d. 7. May 1829". - Teils gebräunt bzw. gering fleckig; der Einband an Ecken und Kapitalen stellenweise unbedeutend bestoßen. [Attributes: Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat INLIBRIS Gilhofer Nfg. GmbH]
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        To-Ka-Con [To-Ka Cou], A Sioux Chief

      Philadelphia: E. C. Biddle, 1837. Hand-coloured lithograph by J.T. Bowen after a portrait by George Cooke done in 1837. 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. Tokacou, or He Who Inflicts the First Wound was a Yankton Sioux warrior and a member of the tribal police force. This elite group maintained high standards of discipline in the community, meting out appropriate punishments when required to, including the death penalty. Here he is portrayed with the sword of authority at the ready. He was signer of several important treaties in the 1820s and 30s. Mckenney and Hall's 'Indian Tribes of North America' has long been renowned for its faithful portraits of Native Americans. The portraits are largely based on paintings by the artist Charles Bird King, who was employed by the War Department to paint the Indian delegates visiting Washington D.C., forming the basis of the War Department's Indian Gallery. Most of King's original paintings were subsequently destroyed in a fire at the Smithsonian, and their appearance in McKenney and Hall's magnificent work is thus our only record of the likenesses of many of the most prominent Indian leaders of the nineteenth century. Numbered among King's sitters were Sequoyah, Red Jacket, Major Ridge, Keokuk, and Black Hawk. After six years as Superintendent of Indian Trade, Thomas McKenney had become concerned for the survival of the Western tribes. He had observed unscrupulous individuals taking advantage of the Native Americans for profit, and his vocal warnings about their future prompted his appointment by President Monroe to the Office of Indian Affairs. As first director, McKenney was to improve the administration of Indian programs in various government offices. His first trip was during the summer of 1826 to the Lake Superior area for a treaty with the Chippewa, opening mineral rights on their land. In 1827, he journeyed west again for a treaty with the Chippewa, Menominee , and Winebago in the present state of Michigan. His journeys provided an unparalleled opportunity to become acquainted with Native American tribes. When President Jackson dismissed him from his government post in 1830, McKenney was able to turn more of his attention to his publishing project. Within a few years, he was joined by James Hall, a lawyer who had written extensively about the west. McKenney and Hall saw their work as a way of preserving an accurate visual record of a rapidly disappearing culture. (Gilreath). Cf. Howes M129; cf. Bennett 79; cf. Field 992; cf. Lipperheide Mc 4; cf. Reese American Color Plate Books 24; cf. Sabin 43410a.

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        Binding, Fine- Sangorski & Sutcliffe] The Posthumous Papers of the Pickwick Club

      Chapman and Hall, London 1837 - Exquisitely bound in full crimson morocco with highly decorative gilt designs and green morocco onlays on cover and spine, gilt designs on back cover by Sangorski & Sutcliffe including alternating gilt busts of Samuel Pickwick and Sam Weller which recur in the spine panels. WITH SUPERB WATERCOLOR OVAL WATERCOLOR PORTRAIT OF DICKENS inset to inside upper cover, mounted with brass edges, ornate gilt and morocco onlay borders, full morocco doublures and silk-free endpapers. A wonderful and truly imaginative binding. iii]-xiv, [2], 609 pp. Lacking half-title. With 43 engraved plates by Robert Seymour and H.K. Browne. Some scattered light foxing, some fraying to f.f.e.p., else fine. [Attributes: First Edition]

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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 Versand D: 5,00 EUR

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        VERDADERA IDEA DE LA PRIMERA CAMPAÑA DE TEJAS Y SUCESOS OCURRIDOS DESPUES DE LA ACCION DE SAN JACINTO.

      Mexico: Imprenta de Santiago Perez, 1837. - vii,162pp. Contemporary three-quarter calf and marbled boards, spine gilt. Corners slightly worn. Bookplate of noted collector Luis Garcia Pimentel on front pastedown. Internally clean. Very good. Memoir of the Texas Revolution and the decisive Battle of San Jacinto written by Gen. Santa Anna's secretary, including his official report of the campaign. The Battle of San Jacinto, fought on April 21, 1836, saw the swift defeat of Mexican forces by the Texian army, resulting in the end of the war and Texan independence. "In reliability as a contemporary Mexican source on the Texas revolution ranks with Filisola's MEMORIAS; it is highly critical of Santa Anna" - Howes. This copy with the bookplate of Mexican historian and bibliographer Lius Garcia Pimentel. HOWES C155, "b." BASIC TEXAS BOOKS 138.

      [Bookseller: William Reese Company - Americana]
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        Recherches sur la probabilité des jugements en matière criminelle et en matière civile, précédées des règles générales du calcul des probabilités.

      Bachelier, Paris: 1837 - 2 First edition of the work that presented Poisson’s ‘Law of large numbers.’ "He improved Laplace’s work by relating it explicitly to Jacob Sernoulli’s fundamental theorem and by showing that the invariance in the prior probabilities of mutually exclusive events is not a necessary condition for calculating the approximate probabilities. It is also from Poisson that we derive the study of a problem that Laplace had passed over, the case of great asymmetry between opposite events, such that the prior probability of either event is very small." – DSB (p. 489). "Poisson’s major work on probability was a book, Recherches sur la probabilité , 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 modern 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 form, 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’s work (see p. 206). Although it is given no special emphasis tis brief notice did catch the eye of Cournot, who republished it in 1843 with calculations demonstrating the effectiveness of the approximation (Cournot, 1843 ). The second most common appearance of Poisson’s name in modern literature is in connection with a generalization of the Bernoulli law of large numbers." – Stigler. "[This work is] 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." –DSB (pp. 489). LAID WITHIN THIS VOLUME ARE FIVE PAGES (ON FOUR LEAVES) OF MATHEMATICAL NOTATIONS IN FRENCH, SUGGESTING AN OWNERSHIP (UNKNOWN) PRIOR TO PEARSON. Karl Pearson (1857-1936) "was a major player in the early development of statistics as a serious scientific discipline in its own right. He founded the Department of Applied Statistics (now the Department of Statistical Science) at University College London in 1911; it was the first university statistics department in the world. The present departments of Statistical Science and Computer Science, as well as the Genetics and Biometry group in Biology and the physical side of Anthropology are all part of his legacy to UCL." A major proponent of eugenics, Pearson was also a protégé and biographer of Sir Francis Galton. REFERENCES: F. Fraunberger, within DSB, XV, Supple., I, pp. 480-491; Dodge, Yadolah, The Concise Encyclopedia of Statistics, (2008), p. 427; Stigler, The History of Statistics, pp. 182-3. See: Pearson, E.S., Karl Pearson: an appreciation of some aspects of his life and work. Cambridge University Press, (1938). [PLEASE CONTACT DIRECT FOR FURTHER INFORMATION]. 4to. [4], ix, [3], 415, [1] pp. Half title; light foxing within. Original quarter dark green gilt-stamped calf, marbled boards; extremities worn. Very good. PROVENANCE: SIGNATURE OF KARL PEARSON (1857-1936). [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Manuel consolateur des cocus. Code pacifique des ménages, ouvrage éminemment utile, suivi 1. d'un tableau des moeurs et usages de différentes nations relativement aux fiancailles, au mariage, à la polygamie, à l'adultère et au divorce...traduit fidèlement de l’Anglais...

      Cornopolis: Imprimerie de l’Encorné, [i.e. Lille: printed for the author chez Bloquel], [c. 1837?]. 12mo, 3-107, (1)pp. With a folding hand-colored frontispiece. Printed on yellow paper, bound with three “sermons” at the end. Early quarter calf, marbled boards, bookplate of E. Alexander. Very rare and amusing treatise on cuckoldry; known in at most 3 copies, all in France. No copy in the US or UK. No copy recorded at auction or through the trade except for this one (ex-Nina Musinsky). Musinsky’s long note accompanies this copy: “First edition of an illustrated spoof, printed on yellow paper... it provides plentiful anecdotes of adultery, featuring cuckolds from every walk of life from Kings to shopkeepers... the book belongs to a tradition of French cuckold satires of which the earliest example...was published in 1708... bound in at the end are three [facetious] sermons...”

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        Manuel consolateur des cocus. Code pacifique des ménages, ouvrage éminemment utile, suivi 1. d'un tableau des moeurs et usages de différentes nations relativement aux fiancailles, au mariage, à la polygamie, à l'adultère et au divorce.traduit fidèlement de l'Anglais.

      - Cornopolis: Imprimerie de l'Encorné, [i.e. Lille: printed for the author chez Bloquel], [c. 1837?]. 12mo, 3-107, (1)pp. With a folding hand-colored frontispiece. Printed on yellow paper, bound with three "sermons" at the end. Early quarter calf, marbled boards, bookplate of E. Alexander. Very rare and amusing treatise on cuckoldry; known in at most 3 copies, all in France. No copy in the US or UK. No copy recorded at auction or through the trade except for this one (ex-Nina Musinsky). Musinsky's long note accompanies this copy: "First edition of an illustrated spoof, printed on yellow paper. it provides plentiful anecdotes of adultery, featuring cuckolds from every walk of life from Kings to shopkeepers. the book belongs to a tradition of French cuckold satires of which the earliest example.was published in 1708. bound in at the end are three [facetious] sermons." [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

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        Mexicanische Zustände aus den Jahren 1830 bis 1832 (2 Bände).

      Stuttgart und Tübingen, Cotta, 1837. - XXXVI, 492 Seiten; VII, 343 Seiten, Pappbände der Zeit, 21,5 x 13 cm, Einbände etwas berieben und bestossen, aus der Bibliothek „Schönborn-Buchheim", die jeweils ersten und letzten Blatt teils stockfleckig, sonst innen sehr sauber. (Reisen und Länderbeschreibungen der älteren und neueren Zeit, Band 10 /13.) [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Village Architecture Being a Series of Designs for the Inn, The Schoolhouse a Supplement to a Work on Rural Architecture

      London: James Carpenter, 1837. Quarto, plates; a few spots but very good in original publisher's quarter calf, slightly scuffed. Fourth edition of Robinson's fourth pattern-book, including designs for all types of village buildings from an Anglo-Norman church to a pump. The last of the high-quality plates is a view of the village street which emphasises the irregularity and varied grouping necessary to achieve the desired level of "picturesqueness" - the quality which Sir Uvedale Price described and Robinson believed possible to create.

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        Village Architecture. Being a Series of Designs for the Inn, The Schoolhouse. a Supplement to a Work on Rural Architecture

      James Carpenter, London 1837 - Quarto, plates; a few spots but very good in original publisher's quarter calf, slightly scuffed. Fourth edition of Robinson's fourth pattern-book, including designs for all types of village buildings from an Anglo-Norman church to a pump. The last of the high-quality plates is a view of the village street which emphasises the irregularity and varied grouping necessary to achieve the desired level of "picturesqueness" - the quality which Sir Uvedale Price described and Robinson believed possible to create.

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        Railway Practice. A Collection of Working Plans and Practical Details of Construction in the Public of the Most Celebrated Enginieers

       Williams, London, 1837. XXXII, 108 S. mit 77 meist gefalteten oder doppelblattgroßen lithographierten Tafeln, Halbleinen-Einband der Zeit, quart, (Rücken erneuert/Tafeln stock- und braunfleckig/ohne das doppelblattgroße Frontispiz) - Haskell 764; Ottley 2554 / Ausgabe mit den unkolorierten Tafeln / Erste in sich vollständige Folge von Tafeln, vornehmlich zur Konstruktion der London & Birmingham Railway, auch mit einigen Darstellungen zur Great Western, London & Selby, Grand Junction und Slamannan Railways sowie Lancaster Canal / Die letzten 12 Tafeln mit Brees Entwürfen von Brücken, Toren und Unterführungen im ägyptischen, gotischen und klassizistischen Stil, die in späteren Ausgaben entfielen - Versand D: 5,90 EUR Eisenbahn

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        VERDADERA IDEA DE LA PRIMERA CAMPAÑA DE TEJAS Y SUCESOS OCURRIDOS DESPUES DE LA ACCION DE SAN JACINTO

      Mexico: Imprenta de Santiago Perez, 1837. Contemporary three-quarter calf and marbled boards, spine gilt. Corners slightly worn. Bookplate of noted collector Luis Garcia Pimentel on front pastedown. Internally clean. Very good. Memoir of the Texas Revolution and the decisive Battle of San Jacinto written by Gen. Santa Anna's secretary, including his official report of the campaign. The Battle of San Jacinto, fought on April 21, 1836, saw the swift defeat of Mexican forces by the Texian army, resulting in the end of the war and Texan independence. "In reliability as a contemporary Mexican source on the Texas revolution ranks with Filisola's MEMORIAS; it is highly critical of Santa Anna" - Howes. This copy with the bookplate of Mexican historian and bibliographer Lius Garcia Pimentel. HOWES C155, "b." BASIC TEXAS BOOKS 138.

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        Asien oder alle Merkwürdigkeiten dieses Welttheils, von den ältesten bis auf unsere Zeiten, in 2 Bänden.

      Frankfurt (Comptoir für Literatur und Kunst) 1837-1839. - 375, 400 Seiten, mit 91 (von 98) blattgroßen Kupferstichen außerhalb der Zählung. 23 x 15 cm, Halbleder d.Zt. mit Rückenvergoldung u. Rückenschild (Kanten beschabt, Rücken von Band 2 eingerissen, RKante geplatzt; in Band 1 fehlen 3 Text-Bll.; Papier stellenweise gebräunt oder etwas stockfleckig, die Tafeln meist sauber) * Die Wundermappe oder sämmtliche Kunst- und Natur-Wunder des ganzen Erdballs. Treu nach der Natur abgebildet und topografisch-historisch beschrieben. Zweite Haupt-Abt. - Eymer 97. - Topographisch-historische Beschreibung von Babylonien und Assyrien, Syrien, Phönizien (Libanon), Palästina, Arabien, Klein-Asien (Türkei), Persien (Iran), Ostindien, Birma, Siam, Tibet, China und Japan. Mit Ansichten von: Babylon, Gärten der Semiramis, Ninive, Bagdad, die Spitzen des Ararat (vom Landhaus des Gouverneurs von Erivan aus gesehen), Damaskus, Seidon, Libanon, Ruinen von Tyrus, Berg Carmel, Berg Tabor, See Genezareth, Jerusalem, Tempel Salomons, Jaffa, Bethlehem, Totes Meer, Heiliges Grab, Nazareth, Ispahan, Palast im Schaharbagh, Nachtlager einer Karawane Araber in der Wüste, Sinai, Ruinen von Petra, Mecca (Mekka), Medina, Accabah, Trojaner Feld, Smyrna; Sultanieh, Schiras, Ruinen von Persepolis, Mausoleum zu Musched, Abuschar, Fort Lasgird, Ecs-Miazin, Pagode zu Rangun, Himalaja, Benares, Hyderabad, Ruinen von Delhi, Madras, großer Hindu-Tempel in Hindostan, Dowlutabad, Felsentempel zu Ellora, Tempel zu Orissa, Kloster zu Birman, Tibet, chinesische Mauer, Peking, Nanking, Porcellanturm, Canton, japanisches Lustschiff, Schloss zu Firando, Hafen von Simonoseki, Götzenbild zu Osaka. - Einige Tafeln unregelmäßig eingebunden. Es fehlen die Ansichten von Antakia, Haleb oder Aleppo, Ruinen von Palmyra, Baalbeck, Mocca, Teheran, Hauptstadt von Siam. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        SCHLIERSEE. "Schliersee, eine Parthie im bayerischen Hochlande". Gesamtansicht mit dem Ort rechts und schönem Blick über den See, im Vordergrund ländliches Paar.

      - Lithographie von J.B. Dilger nach Gsell, 1837, 19,5 x 31 cm. Aus dem 1. Jahrgang von Johann Baptist Dilgers "Vaterländisches Magazin" von 1837. Die sehr seltene Zeitschrift erschien in nur fünf Jahrgängen. Die ersten beiden Jahre 1837 und 1838 erschienen bei Palm & Enke in Erlangen, die Jahrgänge 1839 bis 1841 bei George Jacquet in München.

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        LEUTSTETTEN/Würmtal. Blick von einem Höhenweg auf das Schloß Leutstetten, den Starnberger See (rechts Starnberg) und die Berge in der Ferne.

      - Altkol. Lithographie von Gustav Kraus, 1837, 12,5 x 19,5 cm. Pressler 259. - Blatt III aus der 1837 bei Fr. Sauer erschienenen Folge "Alpenblumen".

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        Document signed twice ("F. F. Chopin").

      London, 20. VII. 1837. - Folio. 1 p. Rare partly-printed document: an assignment of copyright for his Op. 28 and Op. 30. In part: "I have this day sold to Messrs. Christian Rudolph Wessel & Co. Importers and Publishers of Foreign Music [.] all my Copyright and Interest, present and future [.] for the Kingdom of Great Britain [.] of and in the following Compositions (in M.S.) to be published conjointly in France & Germany in: Op. 28. Impromptu pour le Piano Solo dedie a Madame la Comtesse d’Agoult - to appear the 14th October 1837, Op. 30, Quatre Mazurkas being his 5th Set, dedicated to La Princesse de Wurtemberg." Signed twice at the conclusion by Chopin. - Wessel & Co. had the exclusive rights to publish Chopin’s works in England, and the company was taken over by Edwin Ashdown and Henry Parry upon his retirement. This document originates from the collection of the Ashdown family. The document notes that the first piece is dedicated to Marie d’Agoult, a friend of Chopin and the mistress of Franz Liszt. The second, dedicated to Princess Maria Anna Czartoryska (Maria Wirtemberska) of Württemberg, is a set of four pieces based on the traditional Polish dance. - A small repaired area of paper loss to right edge and chips to two corner tips, otherwise in fine condition. [Attributes: Signed Copy]

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        The Floral Cabinet, and Magazine of Exotic Botany

      (London): William Smith, 1837. Two volumes. viii; 94; (x); iv; 188 pages. Two printed title-pages, additional hand coloured pictorial title, 90 HAND COLOURED LITHOGRAPHS, some spotting and foxing mainly fairly light. Bookplates. Contemporary dark green half morocco. A beautiful and unusual suite of hand coloured botanical plates. First Edit. Hard Cover. Very Good. 275 x 205 Mm.

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        A Guide to the City of New York; containing an alphabetical list of streets, &c. Accompanied by a correct map

      New York: J. Disturnell, 1837. 16pp. Engraved frontispiece view of "New-York University" drawn and engraved by R. Hinshelwood. Folding map titled "Map of the City of New-York ... for New York as it is in 1837" by D. H. Burr, engraved by S. Stiles & Co., period hand-colouring in outline (sheet size: approx. 13 x 10 3/4 inches). Publisher's red straight-grained morocco, covers bordered in blind, title stamped in gilt on the upper cover. Scarce New York City pocket guide and map published by Disturnell. This pocket map by Burr which depicts the city as far north as the east side of 34th Street contains a wealth of information through the use of numbered and lettered references which are keyed to the text in the guide. These include: piers (numbered 1-49 on the North River and 1-46 on the East River), public buildings (lettered A-KK), principal hotels (lettered a-bb), and places of worship (numbered 1-117). Twelve numbered references keyed on the map itself identify 12 public buildings in Brooklyn. The engraved frontispiece view by Hinshelwood is the first view of New York University's original main building, designed by Davis, Town and Dakin, construction of which was completed in 1837. This guide, a variant of Disturnell's New York As It Is series without the business directory, is quite scarce. Cf. Sabin 54459.

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        Geology and mineralogy considered with reference to natural theology. [Bridgewater Treatise VI]. [First American edition].

      Carey, Lea and Blanchard 1837 - Philadelphia, octavo, 2 volumes, [xv, [1], 13-443 p.; vii, [1], 131 p. and 87 plates, including a folding, hand-colored plate of strata and their characteristic fossils]. ***Content: Buckland (1784-1856), a cleric and pioneering paleontologist, was the first professor of geology at Oxford. In this treatise, one of his best-known works, he asserts that the complexity and diversity of ancient life preserved in the rock record provide evidence for a divine creator. Buckland supports this belief with splendid plates and descriptions of fossils, including dinosaurs (and their tracks), aquatic reptiles, fishes, plants, and a host of invertebrates, including trilobites, mollusks, crinoids, etc. This work is one of the best-illustrated works on paleontology of its day. The hand-colored geological cross-section with associated fossils (unfolding to 45 by 9 inches) is particularly striking and informative. ***Condition: This is a VG set in the original full polished calf, with black, gilt-titled leather labels on the backstrip. Save for light scuffing to the extremities, the covers and spine are very sound; spine lettering bold and bright. Joints and hinges solid, bindings very firm. Light, scattered foxing to some pages and plates, but otherwise the interiors are fresh and bright. The only evidence of previous ownership is matching old armorial bookplates on the front pastedown and a penciled signature on the first endpaper of each volume. The American edition of this treatise is more scarce than the London editions. This is a well-preserved set in the original bindings. Hazen 2160. Not in Ward and Carozzi. Not in BMNH. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Journal des National-Theaters in Bamberg.

      Bamberg 12mo (17 cm, 6.75"). [12] pp.. 1837 Beautifully => silk-bound souvenir edition of the calendar of performances of the Bamberg National Theatre for the year 1837, along with the staff and cast list, privately printed for Lida Bornhagen in commemoration of her retirement as the house prompter in that year. A charming poem presumably written by Bornhagen, celebrating her delight in her quiet contributions to "Thalia's Temple," opens this little volume, dedicated to theatrical patron (and father of Empress Elisabeth of Austria) Duke Maximilian Joseph in Bavaria; an affectionate and slightly melancholy farewell verse closes it. The elegant binding seems to indicate that this was the dedicatee's copy, with the author's name inked on the front cover as seen on other volumes in his library. Emphatically this is not "just" a keepsake: It details => a particular year's worth of a particular theater's administrative and performance data in a nice neat "microcosmic" way that's seldom found. Binding: Contemporary cream silk framed and panelled in gold appliqué with attached gilt corner fleurons, front cover with central teal medallion lettered "Aus Ehrfurcht gewidmet." => No copies located via WorldCat, NUC, KVK, or COPAC. Binding as above, Bornhagen's name neatly inked in upper portion of front cover, front cover with small portions of appliquéd medallion-edge and borders lacking; back cover with short gap in gold appliqué at one corner and with one leaf broken off from one fleuron. Clean, crisp, and with a small repair to inner corner of front fly-leaf, this is a => very pretty association item.

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        Jacques.

      Paris, F. Bonnaire 1837.2 Bde. 3 Bll., 388 S.; Tit., 392 S. Grüne Lwd. d. Zt. mit blindgepr. Decken und reicher Rückenverg. Goldschnitt. Wohl zweite Ausgabe des erstmals 1834 erschienenen Briefromans in einem schönen, nur etwas stockfleckigem Exemplar! Bitte um Beachtung: Urlaubsbedingt erfolgt der Versand Ihrer Bestellung erst am 21. März 2016. Ich bitte um Verständnis. Bücher de

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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

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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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