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        Manuscript Recipe Book, 1837-1858

      England, c.1837-1858.. 163 pages of tightly written manuscript recipes plus 4 page index. 8vo., original leather bound notebooks with gilt borders, marbled endpapers, bit rubbed and hinges starting but a good, strong book. Includes an enormous variety of recipes for a mid nineteenth century English household including 'Lobster for an Entree', Eel Pie, a delicious sounding Oyster Pie, Mrs Tucker's Cake - Paragon Parade', Ginger Pop by the author who marks all her own recipes as well as attributing ones she has borrowed, Prussian Flummery, Curry, Pancakes or Fritters, how to make Elder Wine equal to Burgundy (!!), 'Marble Calfs Head'(not for the faint hearted as it involves cutting the palate, tongue and ear in long strips), Pickled hams and tongues, apple, rice and potatoe souffle, Pain a la Duchesse or Spanish Puff, Iceland Moss Jelly, Gooseberry Chips, Rabbit Pie, Palestine Soup, Beef a la Mode, Sea Weeds, Mrs. Ewart's salad with tarragon vinegar and dozens of other recipes with many different cakes, pudding, meats etc. Some ingredients are recommmended such as Tippooo Sacks Currie Powder imported by Batty & Co, 15 & 16 Finsbury Pavement in London. The most used page with evidence of cooking is the one with recipes fro Mince Pies, Plum Pudding and Caslte Pudding Interspersed are household recipes including for gout, sore throat (Acid: Sulph. Dil: !!!), piles, cold etc which often include Mrs Warner's monograph signature and views on effectiveness

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        The Posthumous Papers of the Pickwick Club

      London: Chapman and Hall,, 1837. With Forty-Three Illustrations, by R. Seymour and Phiz. Octavo (215 ×130 mm). Contemporary dark red quarter skiver in the French style, maroon cloth sides, titles within floriated panel to spine gilt, dog-tooth roll to boards in blind, comb-marbled endpapers. Engraved frontispiece, vignette title-page and 41 similar plates by Hablot Knight Browne (signed as both "Phiz" and NEMO) and Robert Seymour. Bequest plate of Charles Potter Kling of Augusta, Maine to Bowdoin College Library to the front pastedown, with shelf-mark label; corresponding institutional blindstamp to the printed title-page and due-slip mounted to rear pastedown; laid-in manuscript note providing bibliographical information, dated 1891. Corners and first joint rubbed, mild cockling to endpapers and rear board, contents toned, surface splitting to inner hinge, a few faint spots to the frontispiece and vignette title-page, light browning and spotting to a few plates with occasional faint offsetting as often, plate facing p. 382 crudely shaved along fore edge to no loss of image. A very good copy. First edition in book form, without the two Buss illustrations but otherwise all plates in early states with page numbers as called for but no titles or imprints, and the vignette title-page with the signboard reading "Veller" (corrected to "Weller" in later issues). Pickwick Papers, Charles Dickens's first novel, transformed the obscure journalist into England's most famous writer in a matter of months. The first monthly instalment was issued in an edition of 1,000 copies in April 1836. The book became a publishing sensation after the introduction of Sam Weller in chapter 10, the fourth instalment, issued in July 1836, after which the publishers reprinted the earlier instalments so that readers could catch up. For that reason, even in parts, copies are almost impossible to find in uniform first state. By the time the book was issued in November 1837, many textual corrections had been made. Booksellers often list numerous (and confusing) text points that might conceivably apply to a perfect set of Pickwick Papers as originally issued in parts, but all these points could never be found together in the issues in book form. The serial was originally intended to be primarily a vehicle for the cartoons of Robert Seymour, until he committed suicide after the first number was published. Robert William Buss then took over, but he was inexperienced in steel engraving and had to be replaced. The final choice, Hablot Knight Browne (Phiz), was to be Dickens's chosen collaborator for the next two decades. For later issues Phiz illustrated parts IV?-XX, re-engraved the Seymour plates and entirely replaced the Buss plates.

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        A Visit From St. Nicholas" in The New-York Book of Poetry (Anthology): "A Visit from St. Nicholas"/ "Twas the Night Before Christmas."

      George Dearborn, New York 1837 - Handsomely bound in textured brown cloth stamped elegantly in gilt with a gilt urn and tooled gilt rectangular borders rife with floral motifs on the front and rear boards. The spine is also brighty stamped in gilt with gilded motifs. Wear at the corners and along the spine ends. Several previous owners' names in ink dating from 1863 and 1888 on the front paste-down and front endpaper. With double title pages, one engraved title page featuring Cupid and his bow. With 4 free endpapers each at the front and back. Heavy offsetting and foxing to the verso of the front endpaper. Light scattered foxing throughout. All edges gilded. A very handsome and collectible copy. An anthology of 53 New York poets. This is the first formal appearance, in book form, of Clement Moore's poem: A Visit From St. Nicholas. With a total of 253 pages of text and the engraved title page featuring Cupid. Clement C. Moore's poem, "From A Father To His Children, After Having Had His Portrait Taken For Them." appears on pages 215-216. Moore's immortal poem: "A Visit From St. Nicholas" is on pages 217-219. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Important autograph document signed ("H. Berlioz") detailing costs for the first performance of the Requiem, op. 5, ca. 1837

      1 page. Folio. In French (with translation). Berlioz outlines fees for musicians, singers, and tuners and costs for rehearsals, composition, and copying associated with the premiere of the work. Slightly worn; creased at folds; a few very small holes as a result of ink oxidation. . Berlioz's Requiem (the Grande Messe des Morts) was first performed on December 5, 1837 at St. Louis des Invalides on the occasion of the funeral of General Danr?mont. "[Berlioz] admits that when the chance of composing a Requiem came his way he fell on it like a man possessed... The opportunity was a philanthropic commission set up by Gasparin, Minister of the Interior, in order to re-establish the prestige of sacred music, and Berlioz was the first to receive such a commission. It was briskly composed, in a fever of inspiration, in the summer of 1837, but as is the way with bureaucratic patronage, the performance was cancelled for political reasons after Berlioz had gone to the expense of copying the parts and engaging performers. Only after urgent appeals and persistent complaints was an excuse found for staging the performance after all: the death of a French general in the war of conquest in Algeria." "So the Requiem was first heard in the church of the Invalides... in a ceremony of pomp and grandeur which the French do with particular style. It was a stirring public occasion and although it was marred for Berlioz by the conductor Habeneck taking a pinch of snuff at the most dramatic entry of the Tuba mirum (the truth of the anecdote is disputed), it signified for him the blessing of official approval and the wider knowledge in Parisian circles of how powerful and novel his music was. No one was left in any doubt of the force and originality of Berlioz's genius..." Macdonald, pp. 33-4.

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        First Impressions and Studies from Nature in Hindostan

      London: Wh Allen, 1837. First . Full Leather. VG+. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. 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).

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        The Works of William Hogarth; from the Original Plates, restored by James Heath Esq., R.A. with the addition of many subjects not before collected to which are prefixed a biographical essay on the genius and productions of Hogarth and explanations of the subjects of the plates by John Nichols Esq., F.S.A

      London: Baldwin & Craddock, [1837]. 116 plates of engravings, plus 2 of the 3 extra suppressed plates - "Before" and "After" which are framed separately. Pp.x, 42 (text printed in double columns). Elephant folio, handsome nineteenth century half red morocco, marbled boards, spine decorated elaborately in gilt. Some wear to joints and rubbing to boards, heavy crease down title page, small closed tears to 4 plates not affecting images. An attractive, strong and clean copy. The large plates include Marriage à la Mode, Rake's Progress, Hudibras and Harlot's Progress. Pasted on the front pastedown is an engraving dated 1821 entitled Feeding Poultry taken from a snuff box designed by Hogarth.

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        Society in America

      London: Saunders and Otley, 1837. First Edition. Leather bound. Good +. 8vo. 3 volumes; [1], xix, 364pp.; vi, 369pp., [1], vi, 365pp., [1]. Three-quarter red Moroccan leather volumes with marbled paper covered boards. Gilt stamped titles and decorations on red leather spines. Marbled edges. On the front paste down of volume one are three labels: the top label is the Ex Libris book plate of Samuel Nelson Sawyer. In the middle of the front paste down is the name plate of J? Jeffrey. Below his name label is a pencil inscription on a piece of paper, "In Memory of Mrs Jeffery at her request." On the rear paste down of volume 1 is a pasted down 2 page letter (see transcription below). Volume 2 and 3 also has the name label of J? Jeffrey on front paste downs. Light rubs to leather and board edges. A few darkened spots to leather bindings. Author spent much time in the south and much of the content deals with slavery. The author was a strong opponent of slavery. Howes M 350; Sabin 44941; Clark III 205. Transcription of the 2 page letter tipped in on the rear paste down: G Norfolk Crescent Tuesday Aug. 17. 1897 Dear Mrs. Hallett, Just a line to let you know all is over, dear Aunt passed away at 9:15 Sunday Morning. She had a very quiet end & I am so thankful to have been with her this last week; her sufferings the last few days have not been much compared with what she went through at first. Your gardener brought flowers on Saturday & they were almost the last things she noticed. We put some in her room & when she opened her eyes she said "roses". I cannot say more now, though I could write much about her. Excuse haste. With thanks for all your kindness - Sincerely yours Florence E Lang.

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        Eigenh. Brief mit U.

      Berlin, 12. I. 1837.. 3 SS. 8vo.. Wohl an Friedrich von Raumer (1781-1873): "Entschuldigen Sie, wenn ich so frei bin, dieselben mit einer großen Bitte zu beläßtigen. Ich habe nemlich [!] aus dem Oratorium Susanna von Händel, eine kleine Arie erhalten, die wundervoll ist, welche aber mit englischem Texte ist, da sie so kurz ist, würde ich ergebenst bitten, wenn es Ihre Geschäfte zuließen, die große Güte zu haben, den Text zu übersetzen. Ich bin so frei die Noten beizulegen. Ich habe gehört Sie sind nicht wohl, sonst wäre ich selbst gekommen. Nochmals bitte ich um Entschuldigung [ ]". - Als Zofe einer adeligen Dame nach Wien gekommen, von Emanuel Schikaneder entdeckt und von Antonio Salieri ausgebildet, debütierte die große Sängerin 1803. Napoleon - der sie 1809 erstmals hörte und zutiefst bewunderte - wollte sie nach Paris holen, was aber durch ihre im selben Jahr geschlossene Ehe verhindert wurde. "Ihre größten Triumphe feierte sie zu Berlin, wo sie 1816 als Primadonna engagiert wurde und bis 1829 sang (sie überwarf sich mit Spontini)" (Riemann, Musiklexikon, 11. Aufl., 1929, zit. n. DBA II 898, 210). Ihre Stimme in Verbindung mit einer ungewöhnlich großen mimisch-dramatischen Begabung inspirierte derart, daß u. a. Beethoven den "Fidelio" und Cherubini die "Fanisca" für sie schrieb; Schuberts Oper "Alfonso und Estrella" hingegen lehnte sie ab, "da die Rolle der Estrella ihr als zu lyrisch nicht lag" (MGG IX, 291).

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        The Betrothal. Watercolor, signed "Lake Price" and dated 1837

      - 1 vols. 12-1/2 x 9 inches. Fine Original Price Watercolor, 1837. Price was a noted painter of landscapes, portraits, architecture and genre subjects who exhibited in the galleries in London from 1828-52. This is a characteristic period watercolor of the type popular among the illustrated gift book market audiences. Matted and framed

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        (Giochi) Trattato teorico - pratico del giuoco di dama

      Con approvazione 1837 (Giochi) Lanci, Michelangelo. Roma, con approvazione, 1837. Trattato teorico - pratico del giuoco di dama. 2 volumi in - 8°, br., cop. orig. (2), 139, (1) pp. con una bella tavola in antiporta raffigurante la scacchiera e tre pedine; 252 pp. Il testo descrive innumerevoli schemi di giocate. Bellissimo esemplare intonso di opera rara. E' possibile effettuare un piccolo sconto. Neg. Mob. 2

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        Flußlandschaft am Niederrhein mit einem Blick auf Rhenen, im Vordergrund zwei Männer, an einem Fuhrwerk stehend, nach einer Vorlage von Jan van Ravenswaay.

      - Pinsel in Grau und Braun, grau und braun laviert, mit schwarzbrauner Tuschlinie umrandet, auf chamoisfarbenem Velin, verso bezeichnet, signiert und datiert „Na Jan: van Ravenswaay. ME Perné f 1837.". 19:24,8 cm. - Knickfalte in der rechten oberen Ecke. Jan van Ravenswaay (1789 – Hilversum – 1869) war Landschafts- und Tiermaler. Seine Ausbildung absolvierte er bei J. Hoorn in Amersfoort (1753-1833) und bei P.G. van Os (1776-1839) in Hilversum. Das Reichsmuseum Amsterdam, das Museum Riga und Brüssel sowie das Museum Teyler in Haarlem besitzen Arbeiten des Künstlers.

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        L'ITALIA DESCRITTA E DIPINTA CON LE SUE ISOLE DI SICILIA, SARDEGNA, ELBA, MALTA, EOLIE, DI CALIPSO, ECC Secondo i lavori dei seguenti autori ed artisti: Chateaubriand, Lamartine, Piranesi, Cantù, Denon, Lord Byron, Goethe, Dandolo, Lamarmora, Vernet, Pinelli, ecc. ecc.

      Torino, Pomba, 1837-1838. In-8 gr. (mm. 270x170), 5 voll., mz. pelle coeva, fregi e tit. oro al dorso, così suddivisi: Vol. I: "Gran Ducato di Toscana", pp. 4,VIII,108 - Vol. II: "Regno di Napoli / Sicilia e Malta", pp. (4),376 - Vol. III: "Roma", pp. (2),VI,368 - Vol. IV: "Regno Lombardo-Veneto e minori stati vicini", pp. (4),320 - Vol. V: "Stati del Re di Sardegna", pp. (4),327. Testo su due colonne. L?'opera è celebre anche per la straordinaria parte iconografica: è illustrata, come da Indici, da complessive 296 (su 324) bellissime tavole inc. in acciaio che raffigurano "siti, monumenti, scene e costumi" di tutta l'Italia e delle sue isole, inclusa Malta. Le tavole contengono per lo più una o due immagini. Delle 28 tavv. mancanti, 18 sono relative alla Sicilia e a Malta. "Seconda Edizione". La prima è del 1834-38 ed ha una piccola variante nel titolo (L?'Italia, la Sicilia, le Isole Eolie, l?'isola d?'Elba, la Sardegna, Malta, l?'isola di Calipso, ecc...). Cfr. Choix de Olscki,I,1108: ?"ouvrage monumental qui conservera toujours une grande valeur?" - Fossati Bellani,I,522. Con timbro di apparten.; lievi univormi arross. e fioriture ma complessivam. buon esemplare.

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        A Treatise on the Law Relating to the Powers and Duties of Justices

      1837. "The Most Useful Book Ever Published in Ohio" Swan, Joseph R. [1802-1884]. A Treatise on the Law Relating to the Powers and Duties of Justices of the Peace and Constables in the State of Ohio, with Practical Forms. Columbus: Published by Isaac N. Whiting, 1837. [ii], [ii], [iii]-xviii, [1], 582 pp. Two-page publisher list misbound between title page and preface. Octavo (9-1/4" x 5-1/2"). Contemporary sheep, blind fillets to boards, lettering piece and blind fillets to spine. Light rubbing and a few small inkstains to boards, moderate rubbing to extremities, joints starting at ends, cracks in text block near hinges, early bookseller ticket (of Younglove & Wetmore, Cleveland) to front pastedown. Moderate toning to text, occasional light foxing, lower corner lacking from a leaf with no loss to text. Faint early owner annotations in pencil to front free endpaper, small early inkstains to a few leaves, interior otherwise clean. * First edition. Swan was an important Ohio judge and legal writer. His classic JP manual, which reached its 27th edition in 1930, was described as "probably the most useful book ever published in Ohio" in an 1884 obituary of the author. Andrews, "Joseph Rockwell Swan--An American," Columbus Dispatch, 19 December 1884 cited in Dictionary of American Biography IX:235. Cohen, Bibliography of Early American Law 8446.

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        Guide des agents consulaires. Ouvrage specialement consacre' a l'utilite' des consuls de sa majeste' le roi du royaume des deux-Siciles Tome I (-II)

      Imprimerie de Charles, Naples 1837 - 2 voll. in 8 rilegati in un tomo, pp. 416 + (2) + (1) di errata + (1b); 366 con tavv. sinott. n.t. Legatura in mz. pl. coeva. Ed. originale, rara, di questo manuale per gli agenti consolari rivolta in particolareÂaÂcoloro che eranoÂnel Regno delle Due Sicilie. Giovanni Bursotti fu direttore della Biblioteca di Commercio di Napoli eÂimpiegato primario delle dogane. Dura, 2363. Kent's Commentary on international law, p. 146. Block, Dictionnaire de l'administration francaise, I, p. 543. Dictionnaire des consulats, p. 193. Coquelin, Dictionnaire de l'economie politique, p. 472. Catalogue of the Library Congress Washington D.C., p. 784. Moreuil. Dictionnaire des chancelleries diplomatiques et consulaires, p. 204. Catalogue de la bibliothrque du Senat: 1868, p. 30. FRA

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        Eigenh. Postkarte mit U.

      [Poststempel: Weimar, unleserlich].. 1 S. Qu.-8vo.. An den Verleger Robert Seitz (1837-89) in Leipzig: "Schönsten Dank für die Sendung. Die Ausstattung ist allerdings so, dass sie Ihrem Verlage die größte Ehre macht. Ich werde Ihrem Wunsche nach, es an den Mann, vielmehr an die Frau zu bringen trachten. Schade, dass 2 kleine Makel in den Tanzdichtungen verhalten haben [ ]". - Mit einigen eingesprengten Noten.

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        The Life of Oliver Goldsmith, M.B. From a Variety of Original Sources

      London: John Murray, 1837. Extra-illustrated with 13 autograph letters or notes and 3 clipped signatures, two watercolor drawings (watercolor portrait of Wm. Hawes attributed to Sir Joshua Reynolds; tombstone of Hawes signed Gosden), and more than 450 inserted portraits and views, playbills, newspaper clippings, playbills, ephemera, and other printed leaves, ca. 1716 to 1860s, most before 1815. 6 vols. 8vo. Half green calf and marbled boards, spines gilt with contrasting red morocco lettering pieces, t.e.g., by D. Cruse, Euston Sq. Extra-illustrated with 13 autograph letters or notes and 3 clipped signatures, two watercolor drawings (watercolor portrait of Wm. Hawes attributed to Sir Joshua Reynolds; tombstone of Hawes signed Gosden), and more than 450 inserted portraits and views, playbills, newspaper clippings, playbills, ephemera, and other printed leaves, ca. 1716 to 1860s, most before 1815. 6 vols. 8vo. The standard mid-century Life of Goldmsith (1728?-1774), with abundant extra-illustrations. In addition to the usual series of portraits of figures in English literature and history, this set includes a wealth of clippings from periodicals during Goldsmith's heyday, leaves from editions of Goldsmith's works, original playbills, and much autograph material, including: Vol. I James Prior, A.L.s. 29 Nov. 1834, mentioning Boswell and Goldsmith; folding engraved plate, Christmas Gambols, published by Harrison, 1 January 1785 (from The Wit's Magazine, December 1784); folding view of Edinburgh Castle from Grey Friars Church Yard (from Pennant's Tour of Scotland); and 64 other portraits, views, and clippings. Vol. II Thomas Amyot, A.L.s., 2 July 1842; Richard Heber, 3-page A.N.s. 21 November 1824; George Greville, signature, clipped D.s., 1764; 70 other portraits, views, and clippings. Vol. III Added manuscript title page; folding engraved satirical plate, The Robin Hood Society, published by W. Humphrey 25 May 1783; A New Plan of the City of Bath (W. Frederick and W. Taylor, 1776); playbill, Theatre Royal, 26 May 1812, Macbeth (Charles Kemble as Macbeth, Mrs. Siddons as Lady Macbeth), folded; and 56 other portraits, views, and clippings. Vol. IIII Added manuscript title page; William Godwin A.L.s, 23 October 1810, 13 lines, to Thomas Hill Esq? of Queenshithe, attempting to raise money; caricature of Godwin by Alfred Crowquill, published by James Fraser, 1831; clipped signature, Sam. Garth, receipt dated 7 March 1716; clipped signature, initials H.L.P. mounted beneath portrait of Mrs. Piozzi; George Children, A.N.s, 1828; flyleaf with ownership signature "Will. Blackstone 1746", laid down with clippings below; portrait of Goldsmith by Bunbury, etched by Bretherton, published 24 May 1776; The Battle of Temple Bar (closely trimmed); playbill, Theatre Royal, Thursday 13 November [1766?], The Alchymist, David Garrick as Abel Drugger; playbill, Theatre Royal, 8 February 1768, The Good Natur'd Man, 8th day; and 100 other portraits, views, and clippings. Vol. V Added manuscript title page; John Quick (original of Tony Lumpkin in She Stoops to Conquer), A.L.s, to Mr. Peake, complaining about short count in money; Charles Arbuthnot, A.L.s., secretary of the Treasury, Downing St., 17 March 1813, to J. Hume, recommending him for a seat at Wooton Bassett; playbill, 28 December 1811, Venice Preserved, C. Kemble, and pantomime Harlequin and Padmanaba, or The Golden Fish (trimmed at bottom); critiques of She Stoops to Conquer in London Chronicle 13-16 March 1773, and another; playbill, She Stoops to Conquer, 13 June 1801; Front View of the New Royal Academy, &c., B. Cole, engraver; and 85 other portraits, views, and clippings. Vol. VI Added manuscript title page; Daines Barrington, judge, antiquary, and naturalist, A.L.s., 22 June 1773, mentioning a warm debate at the [Royal] Society; Jos. Hickey, A.L.s.; R. James, manufacturer of James's fever Powders, A.L.s. To Jaynes, attorney, 30 July 1789?; William Hawes, philanthropist and friend of Goldsmith, A.L.s. to Dr. Taylor, 1806; original watercolor portrait of Hawes, attributed to Sir Joshua Reynolds (pencil notes); original watercolor drawing of Hawes' gravestone, signed in ink Gosden; engraved portrait of Hawes after W. Ridley, 1802; William Coxe, A.L.s., 8 June 1814; playbill, 14 April 1832, Macbeth, Charles Kemble as Macbeth, Fanny Kemble as Lady Macbeth; and 75 other portraits, views, and clippings. Bound circa 1870 by Daniel Cruse (ticket in each volume), active 1848 to 1885 and in Seymour St., Euston Sq., from 1869 to 1880. A fascinating extra-illustrated Life, preserving notable original content. For Cruse, see Packer, Bookbinders of Victorian London, p. 39

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        The Northern Angler

      Carlisle: C. Thurnam, 1837. First edition. Frontispiece of Wetheral Bridge and another plate. xvi, 124 pp. 1 vols. 12mo (167 x 101 mm.). Bound in three quarters green morocco and marbled boards, t.e.g. Very small stain to tail edge of lower margin, light wear to binding. Bookplate of Dean Sage. First edition. Frontispiece of Wetheral Bridge and another plate. xvi, 124 pp. 1 vols. 12mo (167 x 101 mm.). Westwood & Satchell p. 127; Sage p. 124 (This copy)

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        Important autograph document signed ("H. Berlioz") detailing costs for the first performance of the Requiem, op. 5, ca. 1837

      1 page. Folio. In French (with translation). Berlioz outlines fees for musicians, singers, and tuners and costs for rehearsals, composition, and copying associated with the premiere of the work. Slightly worn; creased at folds; a few very small holes as a result of ink oxidation. . Berlioz's Requiem (the Grande Messe des Morts) was first performed on December 5, 1837 at St. Louis des Invalides on the occasion of the funeral of General Danrémont. "[Berlioz] admits that when the chance of composing a Requiem came his way he fell on it like a man possessed... The opportunity was a philanthropic commission set up by Gasparin, Minister of the Interior, in order to re-establish the prestige of sacred music, and Berlioz was the first to receive such a commission. It was briskly composed, in a fever of inspiration, in the summer of 1837, but as is the way with bureaucratic patronage, the performance was cancelled for political reasons after Berlioz had gone to the expense of copying the parts and engaging performers. Only after urgent appeals and persistent complaints was an excuse found for staging the performance after all: the death of a French general in the war of conquest in Algeria." "So the Requiem was first heard in the church of the Invalides... in a ceremony of pomp and grandeur which the French do with particular style. It was a stirring public occasion and although it was marred for Berlioz by the conductor Habeneck taking a pinch of snuff at the most dramatic entry of the Tuba mirum (the truth of the anecdote is disputed), it signified for him the blessing of official approval and the wider knowledge in Parisian circles of how powerful and novel his music was. No one was left in any doubt of the force and originality of Berlioz's genius..." Macdonald, pp. 33-4.

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        A treatise on geology.

      London, Longman, Orme, Brown, Green & Longmans and John Tayler n. d. (1837-1839).. 2 volumes. Kl.-8°. VIII, 334 p.; IX, 308 p. with engr. illustr. titles and num. woodcuts in text. Hellbraune Kalbslederbände mit goldgepr. Rückensch., reicher Rückenverg. u. Deckelfiletten. (The Cabinet cyclopaedia).; (The Cabinet cyclopaedia).. Rare first edition. - Hauptwerk des bedeutenden englischen Geologen. - J. Phillips (1800-1874) war Professor für Geologie am King's College in London. 1834 wurde er zum Fellow of the Royal Society ernannt und erhielt 1845 die Wollaston Medal der Geological Society of London; Die Universitäten Dublin, Cambridge und Oxford verliehen ihm Ehren-Doktorengrade. Er war Präsident der Royal Geographical Society und 1858 bis 1860 auch der Geological Society sowie 1865 der British Association for the Advancement of Science. - "1841 veröffentlichte er die erste globale geologische Zeitskala basierend auf den im Gestein enthaltenen Fossilien, wobei er das Paläozoikum erheblich ausdehnte und neu ordnete und die bis heute bestehende charakteristische Dreiteilung mit den von ihm eingeführten Begriffen Paläozoikum, Mesozoikum und Känozoikum einführte. Smith erkannte auch klar bedeutende Änderungen in den Fossilgruppen in den jeweiligen Zeitaltern, mit heute als Massenaussterben identifiziertem Rückgang an Artenvielfalt an den Übergängen" (Wikipedia). - Exlibris, sehr schönes dekorativ gebundenes Exemplar.

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        Diario del viage al Rio Bermejo por fray Francisco Morillo del orden de San Francisco. Primera edicion

      Imprenta del Estado 1837 In 4, pp. III + 45. Gora alle prime 4 cc. Esemplare privo di legatura con fogli sciolti. Piega nel mezzo. Relazione del frate francescano Francisco Morillo, che nel 1780 intraprese, in qualita' di cappellano, un viaggio lungo le rive del Bermejo, affluente del fiume Paraguay, nella zona del Gran Chaco. Morillo era al seguito del colonnello Adrián Fernández Cornejo, che sperava di inaugurare una rotta fluviale con le citta' del litorale per i traffici commerciali del Governo del Tucumán. Nel suo diario di viaggio, Morillo registro' il suo incontro con le tribu' mataguayas, matacas, chunupíes, malbaláes, sinipíes, atalaláes, tpbas e mocovíes che abitavano lungo le rive del fiume. ITA

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        Selected Works of William Hazlitt. 18 vols., Table Talk, The Plain Speaker, Criticisms on Art, The Round Table, etc

      London, England An assembled set of eighteen matched volumes of works from the prolific pen of William Hazlitt. Most volumes as edited by his son. Printed variously by John Templeman, C. Templeman, John Miller, David Bogue, Richard Bentley and Son, and G. Routledge. Most are second or third editions. Publication dates range from 1837 (Charactericstics) to 1858, except for one as late as 1894 (Northcote). Later half-leather bindings, by Root & Son, (binder's stamp to front free-endpapers), in cherry red polished calf, with crisp blind-stamped rules to the boards and with crisp gilt-stamped motifs to the hubbed spines, each spine with two dark spruce blue morocco labels with crisp gilt-stamped lettering. Handsome marbled paper hardboards in shades of celery, azure, beige and bronze. Generally unbumped spine heads and tails. Fairly sharp corners with a touch of rubbing. Very little observable scuffing to the boards or leather and on the whole very clean and presentable bindings. Hinges strong. Text blocks firmly bound in. 6.5 x 4.25 inches. T.E.G. With handsome marbled paper pastedowns and FEPs. Lithograph frontispiece to Northcote volume, else unillustrated. Some volumes with publisher adverts at the rear. Blue ribbon page markers to most volumes. As to all volumes, preliminaries foxed, but most volumes with remarkably unfoxed interiors.To a rear FEP in each volume, tiny sticker of previous bookseller. Else very clean. Very Good Plus copies. Scarce in any condition. An exceptionally handsome set of bindings, and a pleasure to hold in hand. Included are: Characteristics in the Manner of Rochefoucault's Maxims; Lectures on the English Poets; Lectures on the English Comic Writers; Lectures on the Dramatic Literature of the Age of Elizabeth; Characters of Shakespeare's Plays; The Spirit of the Age, or Contemporary Portraits; Criticisms and Dramatic Essays of the English Stage; Winterslow: Essays and Characteristics Written There; Essays on the Principles of Human Action; Sketches and Essays; Table Talk (2 vols.); The Plain Speaker (2 vols.); Criticisms on Art (2 vols., including the 2nd series); The Round Table: A Collection of Essays on Literature, Men and Manners; Conversations of James Northcote, R.A.. Half-Leather. Very Good Plus. 16mo - over 5¾" - 6¾" tall.

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        Codice civile per gli Stati di S. M. il Re di Sardegna CON Regie patenti colle quali S. M. da' alcune disposizioni transitorie per antivenire i dubbi che nel passaggio dall'antica alla nuova Legislazione potessero insorgere circa l'applicazione d'alcuni articoli del Codice Civile

      Stamperia Reale, Torino 1837 - In 4 (cm 29), pp. (6) + 678. Si allega inoltre fascicolo sciolto in 8 piccolo, di pp. 12 (numerate da p. 507 a p. 518) con strappo e mancanza di un lembo all'ultima carta. Stemma xilografato in testa. Si tratta delle Disposizioni circa l'applicazione di alcuni articoli del Codice civile. Legatura coeva in mz. pl. con danni al dorso e quache abrasione al rivestimento dei piatti. Edizione originale stampato nel formato grande del Codice civile albertino. Diversi anni piu' tardi, nel 1854, verra' anche emanato il Codice di procedura civile. Questo esemplare si caratterizza per la presenza di molte annotazioni e postille manoscritte coeve ai margini delle pagine che analizzano i vari articoli, li paragonano a quelli analoghi del codice francese e li commentano. ITA

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        Zeitschrift des Vereins für hessische Geschichte und Landeskunde. Band 1-116. Jahrgänge 1837-2011.

      Kassel: Bohne / Freyschmidt / Dufayel / Bärenreiter / Selbstverlag u.a. 1837-2011.. 116 Jahrgänge in 113 Bänden + Registerband 1-3 (1890, 1912 und 1933) für die Jahrgänge 1-60. (= vollständig). Mit zahlreichen Abbildungen und Karten. 8° (17,5-22,5 cm, Jg. 1-66) und Gr. 8° (22,5-25 cm, ab Jg. 67). Private Halbleinenbände (Jg. 1-66), Orig.-Kartonagen (Jg. 67-104) und Orig.-Pappbände (ab Jg. 105).. Diesch 3984. - Kirchner 7321. - Seit dem ersten Jahr des Erscheinens bis auf die letzten vier Jahre vollständige, so außerordentlich seltene Reihe der bedeutendsten landeskundlich-historischen Zeitschrift Hessens; inklusive der ersten zehn Jahrgänge, ohne die als Monographien erschienenen Supplementbände. - Nach dem zehnten Jahrgang (1865) wurde 1867 die sog. Neue Folge der Zeitschrift begründet. Im 11. Bande (N.F. 1. Band) findet sich ein Inhaltsverzeichnis zu den ersten zehn Bänden der Zeitschrift, die in unserer Titelaufnahme seit dem ersten Erscheinen numerisch durchgezählt wurde. - Band 17 in zwei Teilbänden, vier Jahrgänge jeweils als Doppelband erschienen. - Die Jahrgänge 1-66 in sehr gut ausgeführten privaten Halbleinenbänden, die ein engagierter Sammler und Liebhaber der hessischen Landeskunde privat anfertigen ließ, vereinzelt mit den eingebundenen Original-Broschurdeckeln. Alle Bände in zumindest gutem, meist aber sehr gutem bis tadellosem Zustand. Lediglich einige Titelblätter und Blätter etwas stockfleckig sowie ganz vereinzelte Buntstiftanstreichunen in wenigen Bänden. - In Band 3 eine der acht Stammtafeln fehlend; in Band 6 Titelblatt und Inhaltsverzeichnis durch Kopie ergänzt; in Band 19 eine Lage (Seite 3-14) lose. Ansonsten sind die Karten, Stammtafeln und Litographien nach unserer Autopsie vollständig. Alle Bände in Originalausgabe. - Complete suite of the most important journal for the history and geography of Hessia. Very good copy, an. 1-66 bound in private half-cloth. In this quality and completeness very rare.

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        L'excommunié EDITION ORIGINALE

      Paris: Hippolyte Souverain, 1837. Fine. Hippolyte Souverain, Paris 1837, 12,5x20,5cm, 2 volumes reliés. - first edition published under the pseudonym Horace de Saint-Aubin. Binders half tan calf, flat spines decorated with gilt and black nets, golden heads and tails in friezes, marble paper plates, guards and contreplats paper bowl, sprinkled edges, elegant bindings romantic pastiche of the second half of the nineteenth . Some small foxing and minor foxing clear the sheet announced in late second volume is lacking in our copy. Copy set in pretty pastiche binding slightly later. --- Please note that the translation in english is done automatically, we apologize if the formulas are inaccurate. Contact us for any information! - [FRENCH VERSION FOLLOWS] Edition originale parue sous le pseudonyme d'Horace de Saint-Aubin. Reliures en demi veau havane, dos lisses ornés de filets dorés et noirs, frises dorées en têtes et en queues, plats de papier marbré, gardes et contreplats de papier à la cuve, tranches mouchetées, élégantes reliures pastiches romantiques de la seconde moitié du XIXème. Quelques petites rousseurs et mouillures claires sans gravité, le feuillet d'annonce en fin du seconde volume fait défaut à notre exemplaire. Exemplaire établi en jolie reliure pastiche légèrement postérieure.

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        Etudes sur l'e'conomie politique par J. C. L. Simonde De Sismondi. Tome premier (-deuxieme).

      Soci?t? typographique belge 1837-38, Bruxelles - In 8, pp. X + 328; (4) + 344. Qualche lievissima gora, rare puntinature. Br. ed. con poche manc. alle cuffie. Edizione pubblicata nello stesso anno della prima. Rappresenta una delle piu' importanti opere economiche di Sismondi e raccoglie una serie di scritti dedicati a produzione e consumo, redistribuzione del reddito, la schiavitu', le condizioni dei coltivatori irlandesi, le condizioni dei contadini della campagna romana. Sismondi fu in principio divulgatore delle teorie smithiane, poi divenne uno dei principali critici del sistema capitalistico, tanto da essere considerato tra i precursori del socialismo anche se la critica marxista lo bollera', in seguito, come piccolo borghese. Fu in particolare l'osservazione degli effetti dell'industrializzazione in Inghilterra che portera' Sismondi su posizioni umanitarie e che lo fara' essere il primo economista a enunciare il principio di redistribuzione della ricchezza. Il liberismo economico e' la principale causa della miseria dei lavoratori, la concorrenza ha come effetto la diminuzione dei salari. Inoltre l'introduzione delle macchine non favorisce altri che il padronato. Tra le soluzioni prospettate, Sismondi ipotizza la riduzione dell'orario di lavoro, l'eliminazione del lavoro minorile e la cassa malattie e vecchiaia. Talvolta considerato un economista incoerente, non essendo in realta' succube di paradigmi dominanti, cerco' una sistematica teorica per spiegare i meccanismi di dominio dell'uomo sull'uomo e dell'uomo sulla natura finalizzati alla sopravvivenza. Einaudi, 5301. ITA

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        A Treatise on the Diagnosis and Treatment of Diseases of the Chest. Part I. Diseases of the Lung and Windpipe

      Dublin: Hodges and Smith, College-Green. First Edition.. Beautiful condition. Faded, tiny stamp from Birmingham Medical Institute on title.. First Edition. Dublin, Hodges and Smith, College-Green, 1837. 8°. XX, 557 pages. Hardcover. Excellent, modern half leather binding from an english master bookbindery. Beautiful condition. Faded, tiny stamp from Birmingham Medical Institute on title.

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        Preces Sancti Nersetis Clajensis Armeniorum Patriarchae

      In Insula S. Lazari, Venise 1837 - in-12, Belle reliure plein maroquin vert signée par le relieur parisien de l'époque romantique Debès; dos à nerfs avec quatre caissons, plats avec encadrement et décor de rinceaux, roulette intérieure, tranches dorées; petite étiquette d'une bibliothèque sur page de garde; belle dédicace datée de 1850 par les pères mékilaristes du collège arménien Moorat au vicaire général de l'archevêché de Paris; . Titre gravé, cachet de bibliothèque sur page de garde 2 ff.n.ch., 434 pp. Portrait en frontispice gravé par Viviani d'après Bussent, intérieur sur vélin en parfait état 24 prières du grand patriarche arménien [1098-1173] imprimées en 24 langues différentes: belle édition des presses des pères Lazaristes arméniens de Venise. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Gespräche mit Goethe in den letzten Jahren seines Lebens 1823-1832

      Leipzig, Leipzig, Buchhandlung: Brockhaus, Brockhaus, Heinrichshofenische, 1837. Fine. Brockhaus, Brockhaus, Heinrichshofenische, Leipzig, Leipzig, Buchhandlung 1837-1848, 11,5x18 cm, 3 volumes reliés. - Second edition of the first two volumes and First edition for the third. Binding romantic contemporary in half calf with dark brown corners to the first volume, clear to the other two, flat spine decorated with floral motifs cold gilt, spine slightly past, bit rubbed, foxing. --- Please note that the translation in english is done automatically, we apologize if the formulas are inaccurate. Contact us for any information! - [FRENCH VERSION FOLLOWS] Deuxième édition pour les deux premiers volumes et édition originale pour le troisième. Reliure romantique d'époque en demi-veau à coins brun foncé pour le premier tome, clair pour les deux autres, dos lisse orné de motifs floraux à froid, filets dorés, dos légèrement passés, mors frottés, rousseurs.

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        Arancel General de aduanas maritimas y fronterizas, y pauta de comisos para el Gobierno Interior de la Republica Mexicana.

      Mexico, Imprenta del Aguila, 1837. - Woodcut vignette on title page 79 pp. 4°, original printed rear wrapper (spine and front wrapper gone), stitched. Some foxing and light browning. Overall in good to very good condition. ---- FIRST EDITION of these decrees of September 19 and 20, 1836, relating to customs duties and tariffs for all Mexican imports and exports. Regulations concerning trade in all goods, from tea, coffee, tobacco and other comestibles to musical instruments and printed works. The following ports in particular are recognized for trade: Sisal, Campeche, Tabsco, Varacruz, Santa Anna de Tamaulipas, Matamores, Acapulco, San Blas, Guaymas in the Gulf of Mexico, and Monterey in California. There are two eparate decrees relating to trade in Yucatan. Among the list of prohibited imports are buttons stamped with the national arms of Spain, playing cards, and children's games. Also included are rates of exchange for Mexican pesos with various international currencies.---- This edition not located in Palau; cf. 14779 for a Veracruz 1837 edition, with 42 pp. Sabin 48283. Not located in NUC. OCLC: 562555361 (British Library); 20177372 (San Francisco Public Library, University of California at Berkeley, Library of Congress). Copac also locates the British Library copy only. CCPBE cites a Barcelona edition of the same year, with 62 pp., locating only a single copy in the Biblioteca Nacional-Madrid. Ribuin cites the Veracruz 1837 edition of 42 pp. in a single copy, at the Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona. Not located in Hollis. Orbis locates a copy in the Beinecke Library. Not located in the University of Texas online catalog. Melvyl locates a single copy, in the California State Library, as well as the Barcelona 1837 edition in the same institution. [Attributes: First Edition]

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        Eigenh. Brief mit U.

      Jena, 10. X. 1837.. 3 SS. auf Doppelblatt. 4to. Mit eh. Adresse (Faltbrief) und Siegelrest.. An die Geheime Staatsräthin Frau Körner: "Meine theure Freundin, die gute Justizräthin Krause, deren Bekanntschaft mir sehr angenehm war, denn sie ist eine sehr gebildete u. reelle [?] Frau, wird Ihnen diese Zeilen zubringen. Recht schmerzlich fühle ich auch den Tod meiner lieben Caroline Humboldt, da sie mich mit Nachrichten von meinen Freunden, u. besonders mit Ihnen immer so treu en rapport hielt. Die [?] Hedemann wollte die Correspondenz erhalten, aber sie schreibt mir nicht, u. die gute Seele hat wohl mit Mann u. der Bülowschen Familie viel zu thun. Sehr besorgt war ich um Sie, in der Cholerazeit die sich doch nun zu entfernen scheint. Mein guter Hofrath Hufeland tröstete mich mit dem Gedanken, daß die böse Seuche meist die alten Plätze wieder aufsuche, u. da Sie, früher verschont blieben durfte ich hoffen Gott würde Sie auch in diesem Jahr schützen. Ob ich gleich den Tod als neuen tröstenden Freund ansehe, so stürbe ich doch nicht gern an dieser Krankheit. Dies stöhrte auch meine Reiseprojekte u. allerhand anderer Einrichtungen u. ich lebte in meinem stillen Thal. Im nächsten Jahr wenn ich's erlebe denke ich dann sehr ins Weite. Nichts bindet mich mehr. Mein Gut habe ich verkauft. Das Hauß, an dem der Garten mit meines Adolfs Grabe liebt, habe ich nach seiner Gesinnung um zuerst für die Erziehung der Kinder zu sorgen, dem Dorf zur Schule gespendet. So werden heitre Kinder die Blumen von dem geliebten Grab pflücken, neben dem auch ich ruhen werde. Mir ist oft als gienge mich nichts mehr an als dies, aber der Antheil an allem Guten u. Großen u. vielen lieben Menschen regt sich so lange das Herz schlägt. Sie meine Theure verstehen diesen Zustand - ach wir tragen ja gemeinsamen Schmerz! [ ] Mit Cotta ist noch nichts geschehen, da ich dachte Schillers Statue in Stuttgart würde noch in diesem Jahr errichtet werden [ ] Doch liegen Ihre Briefe Schillers nur mit Ihrer Adresse im Fall meines Todes. Das Unwesen mit den Briefen wird immer unerträglicher [ ]". - Schon früh war das Interesse der Schwestern Caroline und Charlotte Lengefeld am literarischen Leben ihrer Zeit geweckt. Enge Verbindungen bestanden zum Musenhof der Herzogin Anna Amalia von Sachsen-Weimar-Eisenach in Weimar, zu Johann Caspar Lavater und zu Caroline von Dacheröden (Wilhelm von Humboldts späterer Frau) wie auch zu Friedrich Schiller, mit dem die Familie eng befreundet war und den Charlotte im Jahr 1790 heiratete. Mit seiner Schwägerin Caroline verband Schiller bis zu seinem Tod eine intensive freundschaftliche, durch die gemeinsamen literarischen Interessen geförderte Beziehung. Nachdem ihre Ehe mit von dem Geheimen Legationsrat und Kanzler Friedrich Wilhelm Ludwig von Beulwitz (1755-1829) im Jahr 1794 geschieden worden war, heiratete Caroline von Lengefeld noch im gleichen Jahr den Legationsrat Wilhelm von Wolzogen (1762-1809). Nach mehreren Schicksalsschlägen - dem Tod Schillers (1805), ihres Mannes (1809), ihrer Schwester und ihres einzigen Sohnes Adolf (1825) - zog sich Caroline von Wolzogen aus dem gesellschaftlichen Leben Weimars zurück. Ab 1825 wohnte sie in Jena und führte bis zu ihrem Tod im Jahr 1847 ein einsames, von schwärmerischer Religiosität geprägtes Leben.

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        Book of Mormon

      1837. SMITH, Joseph.The Book of Mormon: An Account Written by the Hand of Mormon, Upon Plates Taken from the Plates of Nephi…Kirtland, Ohio: Printed by O. Cowdery & Co. for P.P. Pratt and J. Goodson, 1837.Rare second edition of this holy scripture of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints (the first to name Joseph Smith as translator on the title page)—a ?"third testament?" (Bushman), the epic account of an ancient religious civilization in the Americas—in contemporary sheep."A thousand-year history of the rise and fall of a religious civilization in the Western Hemisphere" founded by Israelites who fled from Jerusalem, the Book of Mormon "has been controversial from the moment of its publication" in March 1830. From golden plates to which he claimed an angel led him, "Joseph Smith dictated the bulk of the Book of Mormon from early April to late June 1829…The Book of Mormon can be seen as an extension of the Bible, as a mammoth apocryphal work; the modern Church [of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints] calls it 'Another Testament of Jesus Christ… And yet for all the similarities and mutual confirmations, the Book of Mormon challenges the authority of the Bible… [It] also created a subversive competitor to the standard national history [of the United States]… [and] proposes a new purpose for America: becoming a realm of righteousness rather than an empire of liberty. Against increasing wealth and inequality, the Book of Mormon advocates the cause of the poor. Against the subjection of the Indians, it promises the continent to the native people. Against republican government, it proposes righteous rule by judges and kings under God's law. Against a closed-canon Bible and nonmiraculous religion, the Book of Mormon stands for ongoing revelation, miracles and revelation to all nations. Against skepticism, it promotes belief; against nationalism, a universal Israel… It is hard to tell what aspects of the Book of Mormon appealed to the early converts… They never explained why they believed; they simply found it convincing… In later years, Joseph's revelations redefined the nature of God and man so radically that Mormonism has been seen as a departure from traditional Christianity as serious as Christianity's from Judaism… But however extensive the innovations, the Saints never left basic Christianity behind; the Book of Mormon, their third testament, held them to the fundamentals. Joseph Smith called it the 'key stone of our religion" (Bushman, Rough Stone Rolling, Chapter 4, passim). The Book of Mormon is one of three Standard Works (books of sacred scripture recognized by the Latter Day Saints in addition to the Bible); the others are Doctrine and Covenants and The Pearl of Great Price.Flake & Draper 596. Crawley 35. Sabin 83039. Howes S623.Scattered light foxing. Light dampstaining to top corners of first several pages. Contemporary sheep worn, with three tiny holes to spine. A most desirable copy of an elusive and significant edition.

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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. Very attractively bound in contemporary dark green half calf over marbled boards. Gilt titles set on red squares and raised bands to spine. Marbled endpapers and edges. 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'. Numerous intext illustrations and diagrams, fold out tables to the rear of volumes three and six. The textblocks of all six volumes are very clean with only very rare light spotting. All volumes show slight darkening and very light soiling to the spines with very light rubbing to the extremities. Some small nicking to leather on the top of the lower board of volume four, and to the lower left of the upper board of volume five. A small area of loss to the marbled paper covering the upper board of volume six. Overall a very good example in great condition in a handsome period binding.

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        Historische und Malerische Wanderungen in Griechenland: Kriegs- und Reiseszene aus dem 19 Jahrhundert

      Stuttgart: Franz Heinrich Kohler. Very Good in Good dust jacket. 1837. First Edition. Hardcover. Publisher's original printed paper-covered boards in publisher's original printed dust-wrapper; pp. viii, 176, 67 (extracts from letters), [5] (ads), plus frontis and steel engraved plates inserted throughout. A little rubbing, toning, and wear to the extremities, foxing to the prelims and the edges of a few plates, but a good sound copy; jacket likewise rubbed and toned, primarily at the spine, with small chips out, rear flap detached; An extremely early example of a publisher's printed jacket .

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        AN HISTORICAL ENQUIRY INTO THE UNCHANGEABLE CHARACTER OF A WAR IN SPAIN.

      1837 - London, John Murray, pp76, pamphlet, stitched as issued. Published anonymously, this is undoubtedly one of Ford?Äôs scarcest works; see ?Robertson, p155. ?"Shortly after the Parliamentary ?debate on Spanish Affairs of 10 March 1837 on the motion of Lord Mahon, Ford was ?asked to write an article concerning the continuing British military presence on the ?side of Mar??a Cristina of Spain. This he did, unwillingly, although knowing it would ?add Tory fuel to the fire in the heated controversy then raging. An Historical ?Enquiry.was unquestionably one of Ford?Äôs most trenchantly written pieces, a ?forceful assault on Palmerston?Äôs The Policy of England Towards Spain, exposing the ?folly of foreign intervention in the Carlist war, buttressing his prose with a wealth of ?time-proven evidence".

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        The Pickwick Papers

      London: Chapman and Hall, 1837., 1837. First Edition, early issue. Octavo, pp.609. Bound in full brown morocco, with raised bands, extra gilt and gilt titles to spine; all edges gilt, marbled endpapers. The illustrations include several steel etchings by Seymour, a large number by Phiz, and the two suppressed Buss plates. Bookplate. Attractively bound, with some rubbing to joints and minor bumping to corners. Internally clean, though a touch tanned in places and with occasional foxing. Dickens' first major success, the Pickwick Papers tells the story of Samuel Pickwick and of his friends, Nathaniel Winkle, Augustus Snodgrass, and Tracy Tupman, as they travel through the countryside and encounter a number of mishaps and adventures. One interesting facet of the history of The Pickwick Papers is the genesis of its illustrations. Robert Seymour, who may have had some hand in initiating the project as a whole, provided a number of illustrations but shot himself with a shotgun before the second part was completed or published. After Seymour, Chapman and Hall turned to Robert Buss to provide the illustrations, but the work that he produced was lacking in animation, and Dickens roundly rejected the inclusion of Buss's plates - included in this copy, they are The Cricket Match and The Arbour Scene, opposite p.69 and p.74 respectively. Finally Dickens turned to H.K Browne, who, under the pseudomyn Phiz, would go on to ilustrate most of Dickens' published works. Bookplate, "Ex Libris, Mary Curzon" to front fly leaf. Listed in BBC's Big Read (200 Best Novels) [2003]

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        Les voix intérieures

      First edition of Ruy Blas with the title at the Paris and Leipzig, Eugène Renduel Paris 1837 14x21,5cm

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        Les voix intérieures EDITION ORIGINALE

      Paris: Eugène Renduel, 1837. Fine. Eugène Renduel, Paris 1837, 14x22cm, relié. - first edition. Binding right calf eggplant, uniformly dark back with four false-bands underlined triple gilt fillets, rosette iron stamped on entrenerfs gold, golden lace top and bottom, double compartment net and lace papyrus sheets coaching flat, wide hexagonal plate, decorated with a central rosette surrounded with arabesques and stylized palm leaves, stamped on covers, wheels gilded compartments coaching contreplats, these and the guards lined marbled paper , golden roll on turns two corners bumped, wheel caps on all edges gilt, contemporary binding. A few rare spots. Provenance: Stone Duchy library with his bookplate pasted on the first contreplat. Very nice copy perfectly established binding valuable time. - [FRENCH VERSION FOLLOWS] Edition originale. Reliure en plein veau aubergine, dos uniformement assombrit à quatre faux-nerfs soulignés de triple filets dorés, fer en rosace estampés à l'or sur les entrenerfs, dentelles dorées en tête et en pied, double filet à compartiments et dentelle aux feuilles de papyrus en encadrement des plats, large plaque héxagonale, ornée d'une rosace centrale entourée d'arabesques et de feuilles de palme stylisées, estampée au centre des plats, roulettes dorée à compartiments en encadrement des contreplats, ces derniers et les gardes doublés de papier marbré, roulette dorée sur les coupes, deux coins émoussés, roulette sur les coiffes, toutes tranches dorées, reliure de l'époque. Quelques rares rousseurs. Provenance: de la bibliothèque de Pierre Duché avec son ex-libris encollé sur le premier contreplat. Très bel exemplaire parfaitement établi en élégante reliure strictement du temps.

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        (LONDRES) Explication des travaux entrepris pour la construction de la tonn

      Londres: Warrington, 1837. Fine. Warrington, Londres 1837, In 12 oblong (13,5x10,5cm), (4) 24pp., Plaquette brochée. - Second edition as rare as the first published in 1836 this booklet. Illustrated with a folding plate frontispiece, 8 plates, two folding. Plaque with an engraving inset. Back missing 2/3 without gravity for all. Remarkable testimony to this project tunnel under the Thames, the famous Thames Tunnel. Work began in 1824 and met many difficulties which the board reported. The tunnel was designed for horse-drawn traffic. In 1805, the Thames Archway Company was formed for the construction of a tunnel under the Thames between Rotherhithe and Limehouse, but the project was abandoned after more than 1,000 feet and was repeated in 1824, thanks to the system of TBM Marc Brunel, a reinforced shield cast in which the miners were working in separate compartments, digging the tunnel face. From time to time, the shield was put forward by large steps, while the walls of the tunnel already dug back are covered with a coating made of cast iron rings. The figure refers to this system. It is the latter which was used for the construction of the subway. The tunnel was finally completed in 1843 and served at pedestrians, and was later bought for trains. --- Please note that the translation in english is done automatically, we apologize if the formulas are inaccurate. Contact us for any information! - [FRENCH VERSION FOLLOWS] Seconde édition aussi rare que la première parue en 1836 de cette plaquette. Illustrée d'une planche dépliante en frontispice, de 8 planches, dont deux dépliantes. Plaquette portant une gravure en médaillon. Dos manquant au 2/3, sans gravité pour l'ensemble. Remarquable témoignage de ce projet du tunnel sous la Tamise, le fameux Thames Tunnel. Les travaux débutèrent en 1824 et rencontrèrent de nombreuses difficultés dont la plaquette fait état. Le tunnel était prévu pour le trafic hippomobile. En 1805, la Thames Archway Company fut constituée pour la construction d'un tunnel sous la Tamise entre Rotherhithe et Limehouse, mais le projet fut abandonné après plus de 1000 pieds et fut repris en 1824, grace au système de tunnelier de Marc Brunel, un bouclier renforcé de fonte dans lesquelles les mineurs travaillaient dans des compartiments séparés, creusant le tunnel de face. De temps en temps, le bouclier était avancé par grandes étapes, tandis que les parois du tunnel déjà creusé en arrière seraient recouvertes d'un revêtement constituée d'anneaux de fonte. L'illustration fait état de ce système. C'est ce dernier qui fut utilisé pour la construction du métro. Le tunnel fut enfin achevé en 1843 et ne servit qu'au piétons, puis fut racheté plus tard pour les trains. NB : Cet ouvrage est disponible à la librairie sur demande sous 48 heures.

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        A Letter to the Right Honourable Lord Viscount Glenelg

      London: Henry Stocking, 1837. Octavo; a little light foxing, but a good copy in the original blind-stamped green cloth, lettered in gilt on the front cover, later gilt lettering on the spine, joints beginning to split. Rare: Bingle, a magistrate, had been arrested on charges of cattle-stealing when he was on the point of leaving for London carrying a petition demanding the recall of the Governor of New South Wales, Sir Richard Bourke. Bingle's trial lasted eighteen hours and took place in a single day. He claimed then, and in this pamphlet, that the charges were trumped-up be cause of his opposition to Bourke's administration, and this is certainly how newspaper opinion saw the affair. Bingle left for London after his acquittal, and the present Letter was published there on his arrival.Inscribed on the front endpaper "With the publisher's kindest love"; the Coles copy, with bookplate. Ferguson, 2233.

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        Oeuvres de Molière avec des notes de tous les commentaires par L Aimé-Mart

      Paris: Lefèvre, 1837. Fine. Lefèvre, Paris 1837, 16,5x25,5cm, 4 volumes reliés. - Second edition. Binders full morocco Russian cherry, back smooth decorated with gilded slightly discolored romantic arabesques, two joints with few signs of wear on wheels golden headdresses, triple gilt frames nets on the boards, quleques small black spots in margins some boards, framing a golden lace on contreplats, guards and contreplats of handmade paper, double nets gilded on the cuts, all gilded, beautiful romantic bindings of the time Koehler signed. Illustrated book of Molière portrait frontispiece of the first volume. Very nice copy beautifully set in a romantic contemporary binding in full morocco Russian Koehler signed. - [FRENCH VERSION FOLLOWS] Deuxième édition. Reliures en plein maroquin de Russie cerise, dos lisses légèrement décolorés ornés d'arabesques romantiques dorées, deux mors comportant quelques traces d'usure, roulettes dorées sur les coiffes, encadrements de triples filets dorés sur les plats, quleques petites taches noires en marges de certains plats, encadrement d'une dentelle dorée sur les contreplats, gardes et contreplats de papier à la cuve, doubles filets dorés sur les coupes, toutes tranches dorées, superbes reliures romantiques de l'époque signées de Koehler. Ouvrage illustré d'un portrait de Molière en frontispice du premier volume. Très bel exemplaire magnifiquement établi dans une reliure romantique de l'époque en plein maroquin de Russie signée de Koehler.

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        Dictionnaire classique des sciences naturelles, presentant la definition, l'analyse et l'histoire de tous les etres qui composent les trois regnes, leur application generale aux arts, a l'agriculture, a la medecine, a l'economie domestique, etc.; re?sumant tous les faits pre?sente?s par les dictionnaires d'histoire naturelle; augmente? des nombreuses de?couvertes acquises depuis la publication de ces ouvrages, 10 Bände (volumes), Prachtausgabe in Ganzleder (edition cuir complete).

      Bruxelles, Meline, Cans et Compagnie, 1837 - 1845.. Vollständiges Werk in 10 Bänden. Braune Original-Ganzlederbände auf vier Bünden im Format 27 x 18 cm mit goldgeprägten Rückentiteln und goldgeprägten Ornamentbändern; Buchdeckel mit Biedermeier-Rahmenornamentik; Bd. 1 außerdem mit goldgeprägter Zueignung auf dem Vorderdeckel; ferner mit dreiseitigem Goldschnitt sowie farbig illustrierten Vorsätzen. Es handelt sich um ein eigens für die Zoologische Gesellschaft Antwerpen gefertigtes Exemplar. Im Gesamtumfang von ca. 7.000 S. Einschlägige Enzyklopädie des belgischen Naturforschers Pierre Auguste Drapiez (1778 - 1856) zur Geschichte und Gegenwart der Naturwissenschaften, wobei dieser Begriff noch recht weit gefaßt war und auch die Nationalökonomie und deren Nebendisziplinen mit einschloß. Drapiez gab noch weitere naturwissenschaftliche Periodika oder Nachschlagewerke heraus, so zum Beispiel die "Annales generales de Sciences physiques consacrees aux Sciences naturelles" (gemeinsam mit dem Botaniker Jean Baptiste Bory de Saint-Vincent und dem Chemiker Jean-Baptiste Van Mons), das "Dictionnaire portatif de chimie, de mineralogie et de geologie, en rapport avec l'etat present de ces sciences, compose par une societe de chimistes, de mineralogistes et de geologues" (1824) sowie gemeinsam mit Pierre Corneille van Geel die "Encyclographie du regne vegetal" (1833).. Alle Bände in sehr gutem Zustand; allenfalls partiell leicht berieben; Seiten partiell leicht fleckig (in Band 6 einige Seiten etwas stärker); ein Seiteneinriß des 7. Bandes sauber geklebt. In toto sehr gutes Exemplar dieser hochwertigen, großformatigen Ganzleder-Ausgabe (pages partie un peu teinte. Sinon tres bon copie de cette haute qualite, de grand format edition complete en cuir; pages partly a little stained. Otherwise very good copy of this high-quality, large-format full leather edition). Weitere Fotos auf der Homepage des Antiquariats (bitte Art.-Nr. auf der Angebotsseite in das Suchfeld eingeben). Plus de photos sur le site web du librairie antiquaire (s'il vous plait mentionner le numero de l'article sur le cote de l'offre dans la zone de recherche). Further photos on the website of the antiquarian bookstore (please quote the article number on the supply side in the search box).

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        Das junge Mädchen mit dem Stieglitz (1837). Orig.- Radierung. Dargestellt ist Friederike Grimm im 5. Lebensjahr. In der Platte bezeichnet und datiert.: ad. Viv. Cassel / 1837.d 18. Dec.

      Stoll, Verzeichnis der Radierungen, 59.. 16,4 x 11,8 cm. Hinter Passepartout und Glas gerahmt..

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        Eigenh. Brief mit U.

      Berlin, 12. I. 1837. - 3 SS. 8vo. Wohl an Friedrich von Raumer (1781-1873): "Entschuldigen Sie, wenn ich so frei bin, dieselben mit einer großen Bitte zu beläßtigen. Ich habe nemlich [!] aus dem Oratorium Susanna von Händel, eine kleine Arie erhalten, die wundervoll ist, welche aber mit englischem Texte ist, da sie so kurz ist, würde ich ergebenst bitten, wenn es Ihre Geschäfte zuließen, die große Güte zu haben, den Text zu übersetzen. Ich bin so frei die Noten beizulegen. Ich habe gehört Sie sind nicht wohl, sonst wäre ich selbst gekommen. Nochmals bitte ich um Entschuldigung [ ]". - Als Zofe einer adeligen Dame nach Wien gekommen, von Emanuel Schikaneder entdeckt und von Antonio Salieri ausgebildet, debütierte die große Sängerin 1803. Napoleon - der sie 1809 erstmals hörte und zutiefst bewunderte - wollte sie nach Paris holen, was aber durch ihre im selben Jahr geschlossene Ehe verhindert wurde. "Ihre größten Triumphe feierte sie zu Berlin, wo sie 1816 als Primadonna engagiert wurde und bis 1829 sang (sie überwarf sich mit Spontini)" (Riemann, Musiklexikon, 11. Aufl., 1929, zit. n. DBA II 898, 210). Ihre Stimme in Verbindung mit einer ungewöhnlich großen mimisch-dramatischen Begabung inspirierte derart, daß u. a. Beethoven den "Fidelio" und Cherubini die "Fanisca" für sie schrieb; Schuberts Oper "Alfonso und Estrella" hingegen lehnte sie ab, "da die Rolle der Estrella ihr als zu lyrisch nicht lag" (MGG IX, 291).

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        New and Improved School Atlas, to accompany The Practical System of Modern Geography UNITED STATES)

      New York.: Robinson, Pratt & Co.. 1837.. Atlas with a total of 12 handcolored maps and one handcolored chart, 11 1/2 x 9 1/2 inches, pictorial thick card wrappers with glassine wrapper. Light soiling and wear to covers, tape residue on endpaper gutters (from attachment of glassine), previous owners' neat signature to endpaper and inside front cover. Occasional light toning or spotting to interior, very light crease to lower right corner, but maps are in very good clean condition (light offsetting to the double page map of the United States). There are five double page and seven single page maps. An interesting atlas published in 1837; the double page map of the United States shows a large Wisconsin Territory. To the west of that Territory lies a larger Missouri Territory and Oregon Territory, with Mexico on their southern border. The single page map of North America shows the United States reaching to "Russian Possessions," making no reference to the disputed nature of the Oregon Country where the Hudson's Bay Company occupied Fort Vancouver on the north side of the Columbia River. .

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

      London: 1837. 8vo, xvi, 609, 4 (ads), [1], address. Forty-three plates, including ?Veller? title-page. Old half red morocco, gilt top, bookplate of James Burra. Some edge-browning or foxing to some plates, but a pleasant almost untrimmed copy. First edition, bound from the parts, with half-title. First states of most of the points. A very acceptable copy of one the great classics of English literature. Gimbel A15. Grolier, 100 English, 78. Hatton & Cleaver, pages 3?"88. Smith I, 3.

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        1837 The Holy Bible With a Commentary and Critical Notes by Adam Clarke (Six Volumes Complete)

      T. Mason and G. Lane, 1837. Hardcover. Good. Six volume set complete of the Holy Bible with Clarke's Commentary. Full title: The | Holy Bible, | Containing the | Old and New Testaments. | The Text | Carefully Printed From the Most Correct Copies of the Present | Authorized Translation | Including the | Marginal Readings and Parallel Texts: | With | a Commentary and Critical Notes; | Designed as a Help to a Better Understanding of the Sacred Writings: | By Adam Clarke ... | A New Edition With the Author's Final Corrections. Published for the Methodist Episcopal Church in 1837. Bound in full calf with five raised bands forming six compartments. Red title labels and black volume labels, all present. Includes fold-out charts and maps. Of note is that Volume III contains Asiatic Proverbs, The Targum or Chaldee Paraphrase of the Song of Songs and The Gitagovinda. First issue of the new (and final Commentary) edition. Collated and complete as issued with all fold-outs present. Conforms to Hills 974. The Commentary consumed forty years of Clarke's life, and not only was it a primary Methodist resource for over two centuries, it was also the most comprehensive commentary ever produced by one man. All volumes tight and unmarked with sound hinges. Moderate shelf wear with light cracking to spines, bumped corners slightly worn through and occasional small surface tears to leather. Chipped edges to several volume labels, not affecting gilt lettering. Foxing to internals is generally light to moderate and widely scattered. Prelims with somewhat heavier foxing. Odor free. A presentable and sound copy of an important and early American Bible. Photographs of or additional information about this item are available on request. All inquiries answered promptly.

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        Handbuch des Wissenswürdigsten aus der Natur und Geschichte der Erde und ihrer Bewohner. Zum Gebrauch beim Unterricht in Schulen und Familien, vorzüglich für Hauslehrer auf dem Lande, so wie zum Selbstunterricht. Dritte, verbesserte und vermehrte Auflage. 3 Bände.

      Halle, C. A. Schwetschke und Sohn 1837 - 21.5 x 13 cm, 560 S. mit einer gefalt. Tafel mit 10 Abb., 564 S. ( ohne Abb.), 683 S. mit unpag. S. Register für alle 3 Bände, alle einheitlich in braun marmor. Pappbände gebunden, diese berieben, Ecken bestossen, gestempelte Titelseiten, Schnitt angeschmutzt, Seiten etwas stockfleckig [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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