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        [TEN LITHOGRAPHED MILITARY MANUALS, WITH SUPPLEMENTARY MATERIAL, PRINTED AT THE LITHOGRAPHIC PRESS AT THE UNITED STATES MILITARY ACADEMY, BOUND TOGETHER FOR GEN. JOSEPH HOOKER WHILE A CADET AT WEST POINT]

      West Point, 1837. Folio. Contemporary three-quarter sheep and paper boards, gilt morocco label of "J. Hooker" on front board. Rubbed, scuffed, and edgeworn, chipped at spine ends. Ex-lib. with small bookplate on front pastedown. Pencil notes, likely in Hooker's hand. Internally clean, tight, and very good. In a cloth clamshell case, leather label. A remarkable contemporary bound volume of ten military and technical manuals, with supplemental material, printed for use by the cadets at West Point at the school's lithographic press. Although a few of these works turn up individually in library catalogues (most notably in the CATALOGUE OF THE UNITED STATES MILITARY ACADEMY compiled in 1876, which lists some of the titles collectively and individually), most were issued in very limited numbers solely for the use of cadets at the Military Academy, and consequently all are very rare. The volume in hand thus presents a trove of specimens from one of the most interesting early American lithographic presses. Little is known about the school's lithographic establishment, founded in 1831, but one can surmise that George Aspinwall, whose name appears as lithographer on the final two works in this collection, was hired to meet the school's need for detailed, well illustrated instruction manuals. An article, "Tentative List of Textbooks Used in the United States Military Academy 1802-1902," published in the CENTENNIAL OF THE UNITED STATES MILITARY ACADEMY...1802-1902 (GPO, 1904), includes only some of the titles present here, at times listing them under the famed military educator, Capt. D.H. Mahan, and sometimes with later dates of publication, indicating likelihood that these books were reprinted over the years. The technical subject matter covered in these books is fascinating, and illustrative of the increasingly professional nature of military training and of West Point. As Barton Hacker has noted: "Pursuing the art of war could now begin from a solid base, the underlying principles codified as military science to be taught in the classroom...." At West Point the 1830s brought a new era in the course of study, based on the experiences of Capt. Mahan in France, which gave rise to the courses of study exemplified in these manuals. Michael Twyman has detailed the operations of the British lithographic press at Chatham and the French military lithographers at Metz. The latter certainly served as the model for Mahan, who introduced similar practices to West Point. Besides their significance for military science, engineering, and architecture, these works are specimens of American lithography, produced at a relatively early date, with much skill and attention to detail. Although all quite rare, they were plainly works of great influence, since they would have been studied by all West Point graduates of the era, many of them men who shaped American history over the coming decades. This volume was owned and compiled by Gen. Joseph Hooker, a skillful military commander and an ambitious officer, who graduated from West Point in 1837. It would seem that he had these manuals bound up while he was at West Point, or perhaps soon after his graduation, and thus preserved copies of the actual textbooks he used as a student. Upon graduation, Hooker served in Florida, the Northeast, and at West Point, until finding his first professional success during the Mexican War. In that conflict "he performed so superbly both as a staff and combat officer that he received three brevet promotions, the final one to lieutenant colonel. No other northern commander of the coming Civil War emerged from the Mexican conflict with a better record or higher reputation than Hooker" (ANB). In the 1840s he was transferred to Sonoma, California, but became disenchanted by military life and resigned in 1853, engaging in ranching and business, dabbling in politics, and incurring a large personal debt. In 1861 he applied to be reinstated to the army, and was appointed brigadier general by Lincoln. Hooker distinguished himself at several battles, including Seven Days, Second Manassas, Sharpsburg, and Fredericksburg, and he earned the sobriquet, "Fighting Joe Hooker." In January 1863, Lincoln elevated him to commander of the Army of the Potomac. Hooker resigned the commission in mid-1863 following a defeat at the hands of Lee and Jackson at Chancellorsville, but went on to distinguish himself in Tennessee and as a commander in William T. Sherman's march through the South, despite the fact that he and Sherman largely detested each other. Though Hooker's name has come down through history associated with excessive drink and licentiousness, the truth about the man is much more complex, and his accomplishments are significant. One scholar has offered this balanced assessment of Hooker's military abilities: "First, he had few equals and perhaps no superior among Union generals as a commander of a corps or any force he could personally supervise and inspire. Second, he was deficient, as revealed at Chancellorsville, in those qualities of mind and temperament needed to lead a large army in a successful offensive campaign against a foe as redoubtable as Lee and his Army of Northern Virginia. But, then, the only northern general who ever did so was Grant, and it took him a year and 100,000 casualties to do it. Thus it is quite possible that if Hooker had gone against any Confederate army commander other than Lee, he would have garnered the glory he sought" (ANB). The works are as follows: 1) NOTES SUPPLEMENTARY TO THE COURSE OF PERMANENT FORTIFICATION [caption title]. 26pp. plus two folding plates (one plate split with loss of half). With pencil marginalia in Hooker's hand. A detailed course on all manner and size of forts and fortifications, and how to attack and defend them. The final portion covers the intricacies of accurately drawing fortifications. 2) NOTE ON THE APPLICATION OF THE PRINCIPLES OF FORTIFICATION TO THE DETERMINATION OF THE TRAÇÉ AND RELIEF OF A BASTIONED FRONT ON A HORIZONTAL PLANE OF SITE [caption title]. 52pp. plus five folding plates. With pencil underlining and marginal computations in Hooker's hand. A highly technical manual on the drawing and construction of forts and fortifications. 3) PROBLEMS OF DESCRIPTIVE GEOMETRY REFERRED TO ONE PLANE OF PROJECTION. 20pp. plus two folding plates. With Hooker's pencil notes on the verso of one of the plates. More consideration of the properties of forts, their construction, and their attack or defense, from a mathematical perspective. 4) NOTES ON THE ATTACK AND DEFENCE OF PERMANENT WORKS [caption title]. 36pp. plus four plates (three folding). An important early American manual on the science of warfare. Hooker has underlined several sections of this work, the ideas in which doubtless served him in good stead during the Civil War. The NUC locates copies at The New York Public Library and Harvard. Not at the Military Academy. 5) COMPOSITION OF ARMIES [caption title]. 36pp. plus folding plate. This manual contains sections on marches, battles, and convoys. The final section notes that "in our country we have a peculiar foe to contend against" and covers the elements of Indian warfare. Interestingly, parallels are drawn between the experiences of the Romans in invading Gaul and Britain and the challenges faced by the U.S. army in battling Indians. The NUC locates only the Harvard copy. The Military Academy has what seems to be another issue, with thirty-two pages and a folding plate. 6) NOTES ON MINES [caption title]. 40pp. plus two folding plates. Directions on constructing mines for use in military attacks. This work is particularly interesting in light of the participation in the Civil War of many of the cadets who studied these manuals. The NUC locates only one copy, at Harvard, and there is a copy at the Military Academy. 7) OUTLINES OF THE COURSE OF CIVIL ENGINEERING [caption title]. 172pp. including in-text illustrations and two plates, plus one folding plate. [with:] SUPPLEMENTAL NOTES MASONRY. 15pp. [with:] NOTE 2. THEORY OF THE PRESSURE AND STABILITY OF ARCHES. 14pp. [with:] NOTE 3. THEORY OF THE PRESSURE OF VOUSSOIRS AND THE STABILITY OF CENTERS. 3pp. [with:] NOTE 4. THEORY OF PILE DRIVING. 4pp. [with:] NOTE 5. METHODS OF GAUGING WATER COURSES. 13pp. Hooker has written his name twice on the first page of the first manual, and his pencil notes are found throughout. The note on arches includes an entire blank leaf filled with Hooker's notes and mathematical computations. Civil engineering is one of the core plans of study at West Point, as is evident from the lengthy textbook and supplemental material covered here. The manuals are elaborately illustrated with in-text illustrations and cover roads, bridges, waterways, and more, with extensive sections on the materials used in their construction. 8) NOTE ON MOVEABLE MILITARY BRIDGES [caption title]. 15pp. including illustrations. One full-page plate shows the construction of a rope bridge, and several in-text illustrations demonstrate the engineering aspects of the construction of moveable bridges made of wood and other materials. 9) NOTE ON ARCHITECTURE [caption title]. 16pp. plus nine plates. On last page: "Lith. by Geo. Aspinwall 1834-35." A survey of classic architecture and architectural terms, with plates depicting Greek and Roman columns. This manual demonstrates the concern of West Point in educating its officers in non-military engineering, with most of the text devoted to the orders of classical architecture. A significant American architectural rarity, not in Hitchcock. The NUC locates one copy, at NNC. 10) GUNPOWDER [caption title]. [2],8pp. On last page: "Lith. by Geo. Aspinwall. 1835." These notes were printed "to supply a deficiency in the Chemical text book." They relate to the chemical principles of the composition and decomposition of gunpowder, and avoid the technical details of its manufacture, which were covered in the course on Pyrotechny.

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        FEMALE INDIANS TOILET [manuscript caption title]

      [New Orleans, 1837. Fine. Matted and attractively framed. A fine Alfred Jacob Miller watercolor showing a pair of Indian women bathing. Though unidentified beyond the caption, they are very likely members of the Snake Indian tribe, whom Miller encountered on an expedition to Wyoming in 1837. Miller (1810-74) was one of the earliest and most important artists to produce paintings of American Indians based on his firsthand experience on the frontier. In this, he was a contemporary of Karl Bodmer and George Catlin - an artist who travelled the American West in the 1830s and created paintings of North American Indians based on his own observations and experiences. Miller is significant for travelling further west than either Bodmer or Catlin, reaching the Rocky Mountains in 1837. This image depicts a pair of Indian women in a wooded area, clad from the waist down, as they kneel beside a river and bathe themselves. Miller has rendered it in subdued earth tones, and the women themselves seem to be a part of the lush natural landscape. The outline of another group of Indians is visible in the background. Miller often featured Indian maidens in his art, and the present work is an outstanding example of the Anglo- American male gaze turned toward two Native American women, here in a state of semi-nudity. Born in Baltimore, Miller studied painting in Europe in his early twenties. He returned to Baltimore in 1834 and opened a studio, exhibiting paintings in Baltimore and Boston shortly thereafter. In 1836, Miller moved to New Orleans and opened a studio there. The following year he met Scottish baronet Sir William Drummond Stewart, retired from the British army, and agreed to join his expedition to the Rocky Mountains as the company's artist. "Miller was not driven by the fierce desire for posterity that motivated Catlin, but he would see more than both Catlin and Bodmer, for Stewart was en route to the annual rendezvous of fur trappers and traders, which [Stewart] had attended for the past four seasons" - Tyler. Captain Stewart had met Karl Bodmer and his patron, Prince Maximilian of Wied-Neuwied, in St. Louis a few years earlier, and was inspired by the details of their western journeys. Stewart, Miller, and their party began in St. Louis, completed their outfitting in Westport, then travelled along what would become known as the Oregon Trail through Kansas, Nebraska, Wyoming, Utah, and Colorado. The ultimate destination of Stewart's group was the annual rendezvous of trappers and traders which, in 1837, took place at Horse Creek, a tributary of the Green River in present-day Wyoming. It was there that Miller first encountered the Snake Indians, who staged a grand entry to the rendezvous in Stewart's honor. Miller made dozens of sketches during the course of the three-week rendezvous, which he turned into finished watercolors and oil paintings when he returned to New Orleans in late 1837. He exhibited several of his western paintings in Baltimore and New York in 1838 and 1839. A large group of the watercolors he produced in New Orleans in late 1837 (the present work among them) were meant for Capt. Stewart's personal collection. Miller travelled to Murthly Castle in Scotland in 1840 to present his paintings to Stewart and to paint further works for him. The present watercolor was part of "a fresh and lively group of pen, wash, and watercolor sketches that Stewart kept in a 'richly bound portfolio' in the drawing room" (Tyler). This watercolor was part of the portfolio given to Sir William Drummond Stewart by Alfred Jacob Miller about 1840. It descended in the Stewart family at Murthly Castle until it appeared at auction at Chapman's in Edinburgh, June 16-17, 1871, where it was purchased by Bonamy Mansell Power. It descended through the Power family until it was consigned to auction at Parke Bernet Galleries in New York on May 6, 1966, where the album was broken up and sold as a series of watercolor drawings by Miller, "the property of Major G.H. Power of Great Yarmouth, England." This watercolor was acquired at that sale by Carl and Elizabeth Dentzel, becoming part of their collection. It was sold to the previous owner in 1996 by the Gerald Peters Gallery. A lovely and early watercolor of American Indian women by this important artist, based on his travels in the West.

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        Red Jacket. Seneca War Chief

      [William Wilcockson for J.M. Campbell, 156 Regent Street], On stone by Corbould from a painting by C.B. King. Printed by C. Hullmandel. London 1837 - Hand-coloured lithograph. From the extremely rare London edition of McKenney and Hall's 'History of the Indian Tribes of North America', unrecorded at auction for the last 25 years, and printed by the famous London lithographer Hullmandel. One of the most famous images of a Native American, this portrait of Red Jacket depicts one of the most important Indian leaders and spokesmen of the early national period. Red Jacket or Sagoyewatha (c. 1750 - 1830) was born into the Seneca tribe, near present-day Geneva, New York, about 1750. Having fought with the British during the American Revolution, as did most of the Iroquois Confederacy, he habitually wore the red coat presented to him by the British, hence the origin of his English name (his Seneca name, Sagoyewatha, means "Keeper Awake"). It was as an orator that Red Jacket became famous, speaking out forthrightly in the years after the Revolution for the rights of his people. He played a prominent role in negotiations with the new Federal government, heading a delegation of fifty to Philadelphia in 1792. There President Washington presented him with a special peace medal, a large oval, silver plate with an image of Washington and Red Jacket shaking hands engraved upon it. Red Jacket wore this medal in every portrait painted of him ( it is the Buffalo Historical Society). Red Jacket was not unopposed in his leadership, and he fought both to protect his nation against white encroachment and from enemies within. In 1801, opponents within the tribe, including Cornplanter, managed to put him on trial for witchcraft, which was punishable by death; in a famous display of his oratorical skills, he successfully defended himself. In the 19th century, as continued settlement of upstate New York pressed against Iroquois lands, he became internationally famous for his articulate expression of Indian rights; a pamphlet entitled Indian Eloquence, published in 1811, gave translations of some of his speeches. He battled for his people with words against missionaries and white governments, trying to preserve the lands and rights of the Seneca. By the 1820's, as McKenney notes, he was as great an object of wonder for visitors to upstate New York as Niagara Falls. In 1827 Red Jacket paid a visit to Washington, to convey his unhappiness over the activities of missionaries among the Seneca to Thomas McKenney at the Bureau of Indian Affairs, and President Adams. It was on this visit that Charles Bird King painted the portrait after which this image was lithographed. Red Jacket died a few years later, in 1830. 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 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 M [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        EARLY RECOLLECTIONS; CHIEFLY RELATING TO THE LATE SAMUEL TAYLOR COLERIDGE

      London: Longman, Rees & Co, 1837. n. Hardcover. 200 x 127 mm (7 7/8 x 5"). FIRST EDITION. Two volumes. FINE POLISHED CALF, ELEGANTLY GILT, BY R. W. SMITH (stamp-signed on front flyleaf), covers bordered with double gilt rules, spines with raised bands and compartments featuring pleasing dense gilt scrollwork, red and deep blue morocco labels, intricately gilt turn-ins, marbled endpapers, top edges gilt. With six engraved plates, which are portraits of Coleridge (two), Robert Southey, William Wordsworth, Amos Cottle, and Charles Lamb, as called for. Half titles signed by Daniel Green, Jr. and dated September, 1853. Front pastedowns with large modern bookplate of Robert Marceau. Engravings rather foxed, a little darkening and very minor intermittent foxing in text, otherwise an excellent copy internally in a beautiful, virtually unworn binding. This handsomely bound but controversial memoir was written by Coleridge's first publisher and longtime friend, bookseller Joseph Cottle (1770-1853). Stung by what he felt was Coleridge's insufficient display of gratitude for his kindnesses, Cottle published this unkind, inaccuarate, but entertaining account of the poet's life and failings. DNB (1900) states, "vanity and self-righteousness together induced Cottle, in his 'Early Recollections, chiefly relating to Samuel Taylor Coleridge' (1837), not only to enumerate all his own little generosities to Coleridge and [poet Robert] Southey, but to enter into the painful details of Coleridge's opium infatuation, printing his own letters and the answers. The unworthiness of such conduct is even aggravated by an attempt to represent it as the fulfilment of an injunction of Coleridge's own, wrung from him by the extremity of mental and bodily anguish. Cottle erred from sheer obtuseness and want of moral delicacy, and hurt himself much more than Coleridge, whose failings would have become sufficiently known from other sources, while even Cottle's poems would have given a very inadequate idea of his stupidity without his memoirs. 'The confusion in Cottle's "Recollections" is greater than any one would think possible,' says Southey. It may be added that the book is very inaccurate in its dates, and that the documents quoted are seriously garbled. Reprehensible and in some parts absurd, it is, however, by no means dull, and besides its curious and valuable particulars of the early literary career of Coleridge and Southey, has notices of other interesting persons, otherwise little known, such as Robert Lovell and William Gilbert." Binder R. W. Smith learned his craft in England before moving to the Unisted States, where he became one of the first members of the staff of the Club Bindery, known for his fine workmanship.

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        MOBILE SHIPPING AND COMMERCIAL LIST

      Mobile: Commercial Register and Patriot, April 22, 1837.. [2]pp. printed in three columns on a folded folio sheet. Third page with an autograph letter, signed, from Toulmin, Hazard, and Company, commission merchants in Mobile. Addressed in manuscript on the fourth page and sent by Express Mail to New York at a 75-cent rate. Old folds. Some bleed- through from the manuscript letter onto the fourth page. Slight wear. Near fine. Excellent evidence, in a printed commercial list and accompanying manuscript letter, of the commerce between the agricultural South and the manufacturing North during the land and cotton boom which the write Joseph Baldwin dubbed "The Flush Times", about to come to an abrupt end in the Panic of 1837. The price list and manuscript letter are exemplary of the South's predicament in this era - rich in raw materials but dependent on the North for cash and manufacturing. The MOBILE SHIPPING AND COMMERCIAL LIST ran from late 1833 to early 1839, published every Saturday morning by the COMMERCIAL REGISTER AND PATRIOT. This is the issue of April 22, 1837, and contains much information on the market for cotton - how many bales were brought into the port the past week and the year to date, how much was exported to the Northeast, England, and France, and a report on the market in Liverpool. Also noted are wholesale and retail prices on various goods, a list of vessels in port, and brief reports on the markets in Havana, New York, and Baltimore. The autograph letter, signed, on the third page of this bifolium was written by Toulmin, Hazard, and Company, commission merchants in Mobile, to the Abraham Bell & Company firm of New York City. The Toulmin firm had a long relationship with Bell, usually dealing in cotton. This letter relates to the accounts between the two firms, the Toulmin firm's difficulty in obtaining checks from Mobile banks, and the expectation that local banks will soon have funds in New York, enabling their commerce to continue. OCLC locates scattered issues of this shipping and commercial list (some apparently electronic reproductions) at the University of Alabama, the Huntington Library, the American Antiquarian Society, and the Harvard Business School Library. A valuable source of information on the market for cotton and other goods in Mobile and the South, and the financial ties between South and North. OCLC 12533715.

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        Mainau, Sicht von Litzelstetten aus, Originaltitel:LA MEINAU,

      Zürich um 1837 - altkolorierte Aquatinta, Bild 19x29cm, sehr schöner Zustand, vollrandig, aquatint, old coloured,

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        THE FLORAL ALBUM; or, Gathered Flowers, Chiefly from the Works of the British Poets.

      Ackermann and Co., London 1837 - Quarto, 77 numbered pages, also blank leaves which the [' Publishers beg to observe, are inserted for the amusement of those parties who may feel inclined either to illustrate this work further, by delineating the flowers separately, or inserting additional extracts from other Authors on the same subject.'] Fine Hand-Coloured Frontispiece and Four exquisite hand-coloured plates representing the Seasons, Spring, Summer, Autumn, Winter. Original delicate silken green designed cloth over boards [edge worn] with front board embossed vignette gilt title. A.E.G. Light spotting to frontispiece otherwise clean copy Rare Ackermann title not listed with Copac. [Attributes: First Edition]

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        Sammlung der die Koch- und Schankgewerbe in Steyermark vorzüglich berührenden Gewerbs- und Polizeyvorschriften, Rechts- und Strafgesetze. Herausgegeben von einem kaiserl. königl. Beamten zum Besten der Kleinkinder-Warteanstalten in Grätz.

      Graz, Andreas Leykam'sche Erben, 1837. - 8°. 2 Bll., 92 SS. Grüner Pp.d.Zt. mit goldgepr. Deckelfileten und Goldschnitt (stärker beschabt und bestoßen, im Bug kleines, durch das Buch gehendes Loch, VDeckel mit geklebtem Einriß). Holzmann-B. VI, 7370. Wurzbach XIV, 259.- Lazarini, geb. 1799, "lebt als Stadthaltereirath in Ruhestand zu Graz. Ein Freund der Literatur und Poesie, hat er sich beiden in seinen Mußestunden zugewendet und außer mehreren [.] Gedichten noch folgende Schriften herausgegeben: 'Beschreibung des Brandes von Maria-Zell im Jahre 1827', - 'Ueber die Koch- und Schankgewerbe in Steiermark' (1837), - 'Kleine Streifzüge im Gebiete der Gegenwart' (1849)" (Wurzbach).- Aufgelistet finden sich 235 Verordnungen, mit Register.- Wohl "Handexemplar" des Verfassers, dem 10 Briefe am Ende angefügt wurde: 1) Schreiben des Bruders des Verfassers, in dem er Lazarini u.a. informiert, an wen bei Hofe er Exemplare vorliegender Schrift übergeben hat: "In den Kammern bei Hofe wurde es übernommen bei Erzh. Franz, Ludwig u. Kaiserin Mutter. Für S.M. übergab ich es im Kabinet [.] Beim Erzherzog Carl übergab ichs dem Horath Kleite [?] der eine große Freude hatte, einen Laz. zu sehen [.]".- 8°, 4 SS. ohne U.- 2) Karl Friedrich Kübeck Frhr. von Kübau (1780 Iglau - 1855 Hadersdorf bei Wien) dankt Lazarini für das Buch: "Ihr Herr Bruder hatte die Güte mir Ihr freundliches Schreiben vom 16. März d.J. samt dem Erzeugnisse Ihrer Autorschaft zu übergeben, das mich in jeder Hinsicht als ein Beweis Ihrer Verwendung und als ein gelungenes Werkchen, das den Verfasser zur Ehre gereicht, sehr erfreute [.]". Datiert "Wien am 3. April 1837".- Kl.-4°., 1 S. Eigenh. Brief m.U. (gefaltet).- Kübeck, der u.a. 1840 auf Vorschlag Metternichs als Präsident der Allgemeinen Hofkammer Leiter der österreichischen Finanz- und Wirtschaftspolitik wurde und in der ersten Revolutionsregierung 1848 das Finanzministerium übernahm, war einer der bedeutendsten Berater des jungen Kaisers Franz Josef.- 3) Mittrowsky von Mittrowitz und Nemischl, Josef Gf. (1802-1875), Generalmajor, damaliger Oberster Kanzler, bestätigt den Empfang der "Sammlung": "[.] Meinerseits bin ich zwar kein Gönner der Privatgesetzsammlungen, wodurch oft Irrthum bey Unkundigen, und Mißverständnis erzeugt wird, und ich die offiziellen Gesetzsammlungen für die wahre Quelle halte, an die allein sich Beamte und Parteien halten sollen.- Indessen verkenne ich nicht Ihre gehabte gute Absicht und verwendeten Fleiß, und danke Ihnen für Ihre Aufmerksamkeit [.]". Datiert "Wien am 10. April 1837".- Kl.-4°. 1 S. Brief mit eigenh. U. (gefaltet).- 4) Karl, Erzherzog von Österreich (1771-1847).- Hofrat Kleytl [?] dankt im Namen von Erzherzog Karl "für die Übersendung Ihres zum Besten der Kleinkinder Warteanstalten in Grätz herausgegeben Werkchens" und sendet 25 Gulden für diese Einrichtung. Datiert "Wien den 12ten April 1837".- Kl.-4°. 1 S. Eigenh. Brief m.U. (gefaltet).- 5) Matthias Constantin Capello Graf v. Wickenburg (1797 - 1880), 1835-1848 Gouverneur der Steiermark: "An dem 16ten v. M. haben Sie an Ihre kais: Hoheiten den durchlauchtigsten Herrn Erzherzog Franz Carl und die durchlauchtigste Erzherzogin Sophie Exemplare [. vorliegender] Sammlung [.] eingesendet. Ihre k.k. Hoheiten geruhten mit Hinblick auf die wohltätige Widmung des Ertrages der Exemplare die Eingabe anzunehmen und [.] einen Betrag von dreissig Gulden für die Kleinkinder-Warteanstalt zukommen zu lassen [.]". Datiert "Grätz am 29ten April 1837".- 4°. 1 S. (Doppelblatt mit Adressat und papiergedecktem Siegel, gefaltet).- 6) Dankschreiben des Grazer wohltätigen Frauenvereines für den Erhalt von 70 Gulden, der durch den Absatz vorliegender Sammlung dem Vereinsfond zugekommen ist. Unterzeichnet von Emma Gräfin Wickenburg, geb. Gräfin d'Orsay (1813-1880), in ihrer Eigenschaft als Vorsteherin des Frauenvereines. Dat. "Gratz am 16. August 1837".- 4°. 1 S. (gefaltet, mit kalligrafischer Kopfzeile.- 7) Lazanzky von Bukowa, Maria Udalrica Gräfin (1765-1852), Obersthofmeisterin der Kaiserin Karolin [Attributes: Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

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        Diritto naturale privato e pubblico. Voll. I e II - Diritto naturale privato Voll. III e IV - Diritto naturale pubblico interno Voll. V e VI - Diritto naturale pubblico esterno.

      Giuseppe Ferraboli, Cremona 1837 - Raro. XV + 344 335 IX + 321 424 VIII + 269 371 p. 6 voll in 3 tomi in-8

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        The German Tourist. - Translated by H.E. Lloyd, Esq.

      London Nutt u Bln: A Ascher 1837 - VI (falsch IV), 1 Bl., 200 SS. u.17 Stst.- Taf. mit Ansichten n. Vickers, 8°, Or.- GLdr. m. Blindpr. u. Rvg. sowie Ganzgoldschnitt ( ber., besch. u. best.). Mit Ansichten von Berlin (6), Lübeck (3), Hamburg, Potsdam, Marienburg, Königsberg, Danzig (4). - Bis auf die zum Teil leicht stockfleckigen Stahlstiche ein sauberes und insgesamt gutes Exemplar.

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        Protocoll für Rechtliche Ansagen u. Klagen 1827 [bis 1837]?.

      - Folio (ca. 36.2 x 23.5 x 4 cm). Ca. 186 unpag. Bütten-Bll. (Wasserzeichen ?B. Z.?), praktisch vollständig beschrieben in deutscher Kurrentschrift (Tinte) von verschiedener Hand. HLdr. (fachmänn. restauriert, Block neu eingebunden, ORücken mit hs. Rückenschild, sowie Deckelschild remontiert, neue Kleisterpapier-Deckelbezüge u. Lederecken). Gesamthaft gutes, sehr gepflegtes Exemplar. Die ersten 18 Bll. mit akkurat ausgeführten Rechnungsaufstellungen wohl pro 1822/1823. - Grösstenteils Botenbuch als handschriftliches Unikat, und damit eine volkskundlich sehr bedeutende, rechts- und sozialgeschichtlich reichhaltige Quelle von vielfältigem dokumentarischem Wert. Als struktureller Hintergrund ist u.a. zu beachten, dass die Bevölkerungs- und Siedlungsdichte in diesem ländlichen und weitestgehend von Landwirtschaft geprägten, auch hügeligen Gebiet im fraglichen Zeitraum gering war, was in Anbetracht der fehlenden Telekommunikation eine Ahnung von der Schwierigkeit des postunabhängigen Nachrichtenaustausches gibt. - Bei dem Objekt handelt es sich um ein grosses, anfänglich (1822/1823) als Rechnungs- oder Kassabuch verwendetes Heft. Dieses dürfte dann für einige Jahre unbenutzt in einer Amtstube liegen geblieben sein, um danach als Textbuch mit den durch einen amtlichen Boten (Gerichtsboten, Amtsboten, Magistratsboten) zu übermittelnden Botschaften Verwendung zu finden. ? Die meist kurz gefassten Botschaften oder ?rechtlichen Ansagen?, die meist in einigen wenigen Zeilen formuliert sind für ein möglichst prägnantes mündliches Ausrichten des jeweiligen Auftrages, spiegeln Aspekte alltäglichen sozialen Zusammenlebens in einer ländlichen Region, veranschaulicht durch Mitteilungen mit einer gewissen juristischen Relevanz. Somit sind diese authentischer Ausdruck einer relativ spontanen, dennoch formalisierten amtlichen und auch gesellschaftlichen Verkehrsform. Da die tendenziell konfliktive Situation eine gewisse rechtliche Verbindlichkeit und Kontrolle verlangt, genügt die rein private Mitteilung nicht, werden doch in aller Regel mit der Ansage bestimmte Bedingungen und Konsequenzen verknüpft, die trotz der meist einfachen, um nicht zu sagen banalen Inhalte und Sachverhalte einen kontrollierten Ablauf erfordern. So z.B. ?Johann Albiser [Albisser] im Dorf, lasst dem Johann Albiser Sohn (?) im Schlössli, rechtlich ansagen dass er die geflickten Schuh in Zeit & Tagen bey ihm abhollen [abholen] & bezahlen solle, ansonst er dieselben verkaufen (.) könne & möge? (etc.). - Ortsnamen sind nicht ganz einfach auszumachen. Häufig sind es regional- und lokalspezifische Bezeichnungen wie ?in der Klausenmatt?, ?im Moos?; oft finden sich aber Gemeinden aus einem grossen, offenbar nicht ämterspezifischen Rayon wie Sempach, Willisau, Buttisholz, Littau, Gunzwyl, Roth [Root], Schötz, Ettiswyl, Nättenbach, Fischbach, Ruswil, etc. - Als typische einheimische Familiennamen seien erwähnt (u.v.a.): Bühler, Limacher, Richli, Grossmann, Fischer, Bättig, Marbach, Wyss, Baumgartner, Albisser, Egli, Amberg, Schwegler (?Schwägler?), Buholzer, Marty, usw. -- In der Zeit der Restauration und Regeneration (1814-1848) war der Kanton u.a. nach folgenden rechtlichen Institutionen strukturiert: ?Nach der Verfassung vom 29. III. 1814 wurde der Kt. Luzern in 5 Ämter und 18 Gerichtskreise eingeteilt. Der Kleine oder Tägliche Rat war auch die höchste richterliche Gewalt [.]. [.] Die Aufsicht über die Zivil- und Kriminalgerichte führte der Justizrat. Als neues Institut erhielt jede Gemeinde ein Friedensgericht (Kompetenz bis auf 16 Fr.). An Stelle der aufgehobenen Amtsgerichte traten 18 Bezirksgerichte (Kompetenz bis 200 Fr. Streitsumme). Der Oberamtmann im Verein mit zwei Bezirksrichtern übte in polizeilichen Straffällen die Strafgerichtsbarkeit aus. Ähnliche Gerichtsbarkeit wie diese oberamtlichen Polizeigerichte hatten in Zivil- und Polizeifällen die Städte Sursee, Sempach und Willisau, sowie der Flecken Münster und endlich der Verwaltungsrat in der Stadt Luzern.? (HBLS 4, p. 7 [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        Le Diwan d'Amro'lkais précédé de la vie de ce poëte par l'auteur du Kitab El-Aghani, accompagné d'une traduction et de notes par le baron Mac Guckin de Slane [.].

      Paris, Imprimerie Royale, 1837. - Folio (237 x 312 mm). 2 parts in one volume. XXV, (1), 128 pp. (French and Latin text); 50 pp. (Arabic text); central blank. Contemp. half brown hard-grained morocco, raised bands on gilt fleuron spine. Marbled endpapers. First edition, with the full text in Arabic: an early effort of the Franco-Irish editor. The pre-Islamic Arab poet Imru al-Qays (497-545) from the Kinda is regarded as the greatest writer in Arabic of his time. His Diwan (complete collection of poems), written in a language of impeccable classicism, was collected from the 8th century; it includes 28 to 68 parts according to recensions. - The Irish scholar William McGuckin de Slane (1801-78), a disciple of Silvestre de Sacy, to whom the present work is dedicated, went on to serve as Principal Interpreter of Arabic of the French Army and Professor of Arabic at the École de langues orientales in Paris. It is remarkable the he chose to present a Latin version of these works: he later became known for his translations into French and English of Arab and Persian historians. - Occasional browning and foxing. GAL I, 24. OCLC 457350459. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        The History and Antiquities of Shrewsbury: From its First Foundation to the Present Time. Containing a Recital of Occurrences and Remarkable Events, for Above Twelve Hundred Years. With an Appendix, Containing Several Particulars Relative to Castles, Monasteries, &C. In Shropshire. With a Continuation of the History, Numerous Notes, and Additional Particulars; including also, the History and Descripion of the County of Salop, the Course of the River Severn, etc. Two volumes in one

      Providence Grove, Shrewsbury: The Editor, 1837. Second edition.. 4to. (10.5 x 9 inches). pp.xvii + 360; viii + 280. Two volumes in one book. Volume I: engraved frontis + 6 view plates + 2 portraits; volume II: plan, map, 18 view plates, 2 portraits, 1 engraved art work, folding account of Salop Infirmary. The frontis in volume I has 15 small views. Brown calf spine gilt, apparently an old reback with original title laid down. Marbled boards, rubbed. Early owner's oval ink stamp and ink gift inscription to prelims. Front free endpaper folded on itself. Light spotting to some plates. The running order of chapters of this book does not follow the order printed in the prelims. The printer did not follow the recommended order of plates, which are scattered throughout the book, nor include all those called for, but did include 2 plates not called for. Some parts of the book are evenly browned, being printed on inferior stock. Most of the pages are bright and clean. A very good copy.. We reduce the default shipping charge for lighter books or use it for a tracked service if books are expensive or uncommon. We pack books securely in boxes, or corrugated card or cardboard, and protect corners with bubble-wrap.

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        Dr. B. Bolzanos Wissenschaftslehre. Versuch einer ausführlichen und größentheils neuen Darstellung der Logik. 4 Bände

      Sulzbach: J. C. v. Seidel 1837 - Ungebundene Buchblöcke ohne Decken (Interimszustand), 8°, xvi+571 Seiten, [1] mit einer gef. Tabelle; viii+[3]+568 S; viii+[3]+575 S.; xx+[3]+683 S. - letzte Seiten des Inhalts falsch beigebunden, allerdings vollständig. Einbände etwas berieben. Titelblätter mit großem Ausriss beschädigt - jetzt mit Papier unterklebt [verbessert]. Titelblatt des vierten Bandes gelöst und frei beigelegt. Seiten durchgängig leicht altersgebräunt und stockfleckig, sonst sehr guter Zustand. Book Language/s: de

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        Strafford: an Historical Tragedy

      Longman, Rees, Orme, Brown, Green, & Longman, London 1837 - First Edition. [vi], [2], 131, [1] pp with 4 pages of ads dated April 1837. 1 vols. 8vo. Browning's friendship with the actor Macready led to an interest in playwrighting. Strafford, the first of three plays that Browning wrote, was produced at Covent Garden in 1837. Wise p. 6 Original stiff gray wrappers, printed lablel on upper cover "Price 4s.", small chip and bottom of upper cover. Beautiful copy, in full pull off green morocco slipcase, with chemise by Riviere [vi], [2], 131, [1] pp with 4 pages of ads dated April 1837. 1 vols. 8vo [Attributes: First Edition]

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        [AUTOGRAPH LETTER, SIGNED, FROM JOHN QUINCY ADAMS, AS A MEMBER OF THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES, TO CONSTITUENT ANTHONY COLLAMORE, REGARDING TWO OF THE PREEMINENT ISSUES OF THE ANTEBELLUM ERA - SLAVERY, AND THE FIRST AMENDMENT RIGHT OF THE PEOPLE TO PETITION GOVERNMENT FOR THE REDRESS OF GRIEVANCES]

      Washington, D.C., 1837. One vertical and two horizontal folds. Neat, early repairs along the folds (mostly the horizontal fold). Light staining on (blank) fourth page. Very good. In a half morocco and cloth clamshell box. A remarkable John Quincy Adams letter - being the former president's long, detailed, and passionate defense of the First Amendment right of the American people to petition the government for the redress of grievances. Written in his post-presidency, while he was serving as a member of the House of Representatives from Massachusetts, the letter is also indicative of Adams' views on slavery and slave holders. This letter to a constituent melds Adams' strident defense of the right to petition with his personal opposition to slavery. As David Frederick observes, "more than any other congressman, Adams seized on the relationship between slavery and the right of petition and best articulated the idea that the bondage of blacks in the South infringed the freedom of white petitioners in the North." Of John Quincy Adams' defense of the right to petition the government, biographer Paul Nagel writes that it was a cause that "would benefit the American republic, as well as humanity at large." Nagel asserts that Adams' stand was often so unpopular in Congress "that Adams had the pleasure of thinking he stood alone against all the malevolence in the universe." The right to petition government is enshrined in the First Amendment to the Constitution, alongside the provisions for the right to free speech, to freedom of religion, freedom of the press, and freedom of assembly. In this powerful and moving letter, John Quincy Adams shows that he held the right to petition in equal esteem with the other rights guaranteed therein, and he would prove himself to be its foremost champion. John Quincy Adams was personally opposed to slavery, but not a vocal public abolitionist. Regardless, as early as 1831 - his first year in Congress - he began submitting petitions to the House of Representatives that were sent to him by citizens who sought to abolish the slave trade in the District of Columbia. Though not an ardent or vocal abolitionist, Adams was a firm supporter of the right of citizens to petition the government. The mid- 1830s saw a great rise in petitions to Congress to abolish slavery, especially calling for an end to the slave trade in the District of Columbia (the belief being that Congress could exercise this power in the District, if not in individual states). As a result, the right to petition came under assault beginning in late 1835, and Adams worked to defend the right against the efforts of southern slave holders and northern supporters of Andrew Jackson. Adams' efforts "made him the most famous - or notorious - of combatants on the floor of Congress during the next decade" (Nagel). In May of 1836 the House of Representatives passed the Pinckney Resolutions, the third of which contained the so-called "Gag Rule," which instructed that all petitions or memorials relating to slavery in any way would be laid on the table without being printed, discussed, or referred to committee. Adams' vocal opposition to the Gag Rule only increased the flood of anti-slavery petitions that poured into his office. The present letter was written less than a year after the passage of the Gag Rule. Two months before he wrote the letter, Adams attempted to submit to the House what he said was a petition from Virginia slaves, and southern congressmen responded by threatening to censure Adams for his attempt. Adams was no doubt still smarting from the experience when he wrote the present letter to Dr. Anthony Collamore of Pembroke, Massachusetts, with whom Adams exchanged a few letters in the 1830s, mostly on the subject of Revolutionary War pensions. Collamore apparently sent Adams a letter on March 10, inquiring about legislation on Revolutionary veteran pensions, and expressing support for Adams' efforts on behalf of abolitionist societies to petition the federal government for the abolition of slavery. Adams used the opportunity to vent his feelings on the right of petition, and also to decry the actions and motivations of the pro-slavery forces. Adams writes that citizens who live in states that forbid slavery are blessed with "uncontaminated freedom," and he calls slavery an "enormous evil." He also describes, in deeply personal terms, his intellectual journey toward support of the right of the abolitionists to petition their legislators and his remorse over his slow-developing opposition to slavery. The letter is also wonderfully illustrative of Adams' relationship with his constituents, and his deep sensitivity to their concerns and beliefs. Adams writes: "The assurances of your approbation to the course pursued by me in the House of Representatives of the last Congress in defence of the right of Petition, is very gratifying to me. If I have a political sin to answer for before Heaven it is for discountenancing beyond measure the Petitions for the abolition of slavery in the District of Columbia, and all abolition movements in the United States blessed with uncontaminated freedom. I have perhaps some apology to make to the warm hearted and well-meaning abolitionists, whose zeal for the suppression of an enormous evil has been more fervent than my own. I have certainly none to make to the ruffian Slaveholder, who would burn me at the stake or send me to the Penitentiary, for asking the question, whether among the rights of human nature, of which the American slave is robbed by his master is included the right of Petition to Congress. "I know that the vast majority of my constituents, were not inclined to countenance the petitions for the abolition of slavery in the District of Columbia, nor disposed to favour any of the movements of the abolition societies. I had favoured none of them myself. But when the popular feeling against them, broke out into riotous disturbances of their meetings - into demands from Governors of Slave States, that free citizens should be delivered up to be hung for the expression of sentiments, proclaimed in the Declaration of Independence as the Law of God and Nature against oppression, when I saw the President of the United States spurring Congress to acts of tyranny for the suppression of the freedom of the press and of correspondence by mail, I could join in no such measures to silence the mere voice of Petition. My indignation was roused by the Resolutions reported by H.L. Pinckney, and adopted by the House, smothering all discussion of them on the 25th and 26th of May 1836....I resisted the repassage on the 18th of January last, of the Resolution to nail upon the table, without discussion ALL Petitions and Papers relating to slavery or the abolition of slavery; and I persisted in presenting them as long as the house would receive them. For the last four weeks the majority of the House deliberately and inflexibly refused me the permission to PRESENT these Petitions, and upwards of one hundred and fifty of them signed by more than twelve thousand names, were left upon my hands at the close of the session. The Massachusetts Delegation generally Governor Lincoln Mr. Lawrence and Mr. Briggs particularly supported me throughout this trial; but I received no support from any other quarter of the House, and nothing was left to sustain me, but the approving voice of my constituents. Your letter therefore was cheering to me, not only as the expression of your opinion, but as an index of the opinions of many other respectable persons. "The proceedings of the Legislature of the Commonwealth upon the subject have also served to confirm me in the conviction that whatever flinching from the cause of human freedom, and the rights of American citizens there may be in other parts of the Union, Massachusetts will be true to her principles, and the descendants from the Pilgrims of Plymouth will not dishonour their forefathers." Adams begins the letter with a paragraph addressing the main subject of Collamore's most recent letter: Revolutionary War pensions. He writes that he is sending Collamore printed copies of the two most recent Congressional Acts regarding pensions, those of July 4, 1836 and March 3, 1837. He writes: "I was desirous of extending the provisions of the Latter act to every living widow of a revolutionary soldier, whether married before or after the service, and without excepting those remarried since the death of their husbands. I prepared an amendment to that effect the but the Bill passed on the last night of the session, when the pressure of any amendment would have hazarded the fate of the Bill itself." The Gag Rule was not rescinded until December 1844, when the House of Representatives approved John Quincy Adams' resolution repealing it, 108 to 80. This letter is an outstanding statement of the former President's ardent defense of a bedrock constitutional principle - the right of the people to petition their government - and an eloquent discourse on the corrupting effects of slavery on the American character. One of the greatest letters by Adams, and a statement of First Amendment rights that resonates today.

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        Autograph letter signed ("Felix").

      Leipzig, 20. XI. 1837. - Large 4to. 2 pp. To an undisclosed recipient: "When I posted the letter to you the day before yesterday, I already half suspected that yours would come yesterday - and it really did, and scolded me, and I deserved it, too. But write me again soon and tell me how you are. Your letter is in a bad mood, and it couldn't very well be otherwise; but tell me, couldn't you undertake some good and proper project of your own, in seclusion, as a comfort and therapeutic? [.] I am sending this letter with Rosen's portrait to Paul in Hamburg, who has just arrived there and will be staying there a few months; he will certainly be able to send it to you soon. I hardly think the sketch will be of any use because it was done so very hastily; but I find the likeness so very good, and I ask particularly to see to it that I get it back undamaged. When you write of the dead season again, and I think again of the despairing foggy days I was amazed to see this time in James Park, and when I then also see the disgusting snow that has been lying here for several days, then I say Germany forever, after all. Small and miserably dead it is here, and yet there is much to live for. If I had enough character to turn down the next Rhinish Music Festival, it could be possible that I would stay entirely, my whole life, sitting here in Leipzig, and I and my art, we would be only the better for it. But I fear I am too vain for them; and yet I must do it sooner or later. We are furnishing our flat - as people say - i.e., there has been constant talk of wallpaper, curtains, and furniture, and in a week we are supposed to be able to move in, although we don't want to until 4 weeks from now; in a new house standing alone, on the third floor, the view to the South over the fields and the forest, to the North on the promenade and the city and towers, to the West on a big water mill with its wheels, then you only have to drop in, your quarters are ready; in a room papered with bouquets of flowers you are to have lodgings, and the white hall and our rooms are completely at your disposal. You shall hear music, half as much as I in the last weeks, i.e., up to your ears - singing, piano, quartets, of whatever kind you want. And better than all that you will find my Rüdesheimer 1834 wine. I picked it out in Bingen, had a cask of it transported here, and am creating a huge furor with it here in Leipzig because they aren't used to things like that. And now even you, who has had to make do with the barbaric [.] things: Hock [Hochheimer is a wine from the Main area], and still have a German heart - you will like it [.]" (transl. from the German original). - Mendelssohn paraphrases the quote from the opening poem of Goethe's collection of poetry, The West Eastern Divan: "North and West and South splinter, thrones burst, kingdoms tremble; fee to taste the air of patriarchs in the pure East". Rosen, to whom he refers, is the Sanskrit scholar Friedrich Rosen, who had died in London on September 12, 1837. Cecile Jeanrenaud is Mendelssohn's wife, who he had married on March 28, 1837. - Crude repair to marginal tears.

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        Denkmale einer sehr ausgebildeten Holzbaukunst aus den frühesten Jahrhunderten in den innern Landschaften Norwegens. 3 Hefte in einem Band.

      Dresden 1837 - ( Ohne Verlagsangabe ). Der Band mit zusammen 4 Textblättern ( Vorwort - Nachwort ) sowie den 3 lithogaphierten miteingebundenen Titelblättern zu den 3 Heften. Die 3 Hefte mit zusammen 24 lithographierten Tafeln ( so vollständig ). Oln mit goldgeprägtem Vorderdeckel, Folio ( 45,5 x 31,5 cm ). Geschildert werden: Die Kirche zu Borgund - Die Kirche zu Urnes - Die Kirche zu Hitterdal. Einband stärker berieben, stärker fleckig, Ecken und Kanten teils etwas bestoßen, Bindung gelockert. Innen ein schönes altes Exlibris auf dem Innendeckel vorn, Seiten und Tafeln teils etwas stockfleckig, einige Seiten und Tafeln auch stärker. - sehr selten - ( Gewicht 1100 Gramm ) ( Pic erhältlich // webimage available ) [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Enciclopedia delle scienze mediche di Alibert Barbier Bayle Baudeloque Bousquet ecc. Prima traduzione italiana di M. G. Levi. Seconda divisione medicina. Vol. I - Patologia medica di Giuseppe Frank. Voll. II e III - Patologia interna di Giuseppe Frank. Voll. IV e V - Patologia medica di Giuseppe Frank.

      Co' Tipi dell'Ed. Giuseppe Antonelli 1837-1842, Venezia - Naturali fioriture sparse Incisione raffigurante Joseph Frank ad inizio dell'opera. 543 530 522 532 543 p. 5 voll in-8 p.perg. con tass fregi oro ai dorsi

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        REPORTS RELATING TO THE ENTERTAINMENT OF HER MAJESTY THE QUEEN IN THE GUILDHALL OF THE CITY OF LONDON ON LORD MAYOR'S DAY 1837.

      London, printed by Arthur Taylor, 1838.FIRST EDITION 1838. Tall 4to, approximately 395 x 255 mm, 15½ x 10 inches, title page printed in red and black with small coat of arms, 11 full page plates including 2 folding (large folding plate of table layout with pale brown tint to table, folding page of guests), 4 plates of invitations each with 2 images, 2 tinted yellow and 2 tinted blue, plus 2 menus with green floral borders, 1 illustration in the text, 5 coats of arms as headpieces, plus 4 other headpieces, original publisher's pebbled cloth, gilt lettering to spine, blind decoration to covers, pale yellow endpapers, page edges untrimmed. Spine relaid with loss to head and tail, with new cloth showing, gilt lettering rubbed and dull, covers have uneven light fading and darkening plus a few small dark marks, wear to corners and shelf wear to edges of covers, 2 outer blank margins have small closed tears neatly repaired and have a small area which is crinkled, neither affecting text, blank endpapers very lightly foxed, light foxing to engraved plate of medal, offsetting from tinted plates onto facing blanks, occasional light foxing and age - browning, plus a few dusty marks, otherwise a very good tight clean copy. Covers the state procession, carriages, Yeomen of the Guard etc., banquet, list of performers, tickets, general abstract of bills for wines, food, fittings, parties etc, ' The following quantities of wine were provided, of the finest quality we could procure: Port, Sherry, Madeira, Claret, Burgundy, Hock, Champagne in addition to which we were presented by Mr William Gorst with a selection of choice and rare wines and liqueurs, expressly for the royal table, consisting of East - India Malmsey Madeira, Haut Sauterne, Fontignac, Hermitage, Blanc - Tinto Madeira, Malvasia, Sillery Champagne, Tokay and Paxaretta; and by Mr William Lawson with some sherry one hundred and ten years old'. MORE IMAGES ATTACHED TO THIS LISTING, ALL ZOOMABLE. FURTHER IMAGES ON REQUEST. POSTAGE AT COST.

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        Neue Wunder-Mühle. Der Müller: Kommt bringt mir eure Weiber her, Ich bürge euch mit meiner Ehr, Ich mache sie euch jung und frisch, Dass sie euch freun zu Bett und Tisch...

      (Nürnberg), G. N. Renner und Schuster, um 1837.. Federlithographie. 32,5 x 39,2 cm. Satirische Darstellung eines Jungbrunnens. - "Querformatiger Bilderbogen `Neue Wunder-Mühle` Nr. 347, mit nummerierten Versen untertextet. Den Hauptteil des Bogens nimmt die bildliche Darstellung der Wunder-Mühle ein. Die Personen des Bildes sind fast alle mit Nummern versehen, die sich am unteren Rand, in Versen ausgedrückt, wieder finden. Die linke Hälfte des Bildes zeigt die Mühle und den Müller, der "Kommt bringt mir eure Weiber her,..." anpreist. Die rechte Seite zeigt einen großen Karren voller Weiber. Viele Paare ergehen sich vor der Mühle, die passenden Verse unterhalb" (zitiert aus der Online-Präsentation des Museum Europäischer Kulturen, Staatliche Museen zu Berlin). - Etwas schmutz- und fingerfleckig, leicht gebräunt, geringe Randläsuren bzw. -knicke.

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        The New-York Book Of Poetry

      New York: George Dearborn, 1837. First Edition. Very good in the publisher's original blind stamped and gilt decorated, green cloth covered boards with gilt text on the spine and a gilt decoration on the front board and all edges of the text block gilt. An octavo measuring 8 3/4" by 5 1/4" with a dampness stain across the upper margins of the text block none of which impacts on the print. There is also an early gift inscription at the top edge of the title page with a date of December 25, 1837. The cloth on the spine is beginning to split at the upper three inches of the joint. Despite that issue the binding remains strong and tight. The cloth at the heel of the spine and at the lower tips of the boards showns wear and has worn through in small areas. 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. 253 pages of text illustrated with an engraved title page. Page 215/216 contains Clement C. Moore's poem, From A Father To His Children, After Having Had His Portrait Taken For Them. And, pages 217/218 and 219 contain Moore's more famous poem: A Visit From St. Nicholas. An extremely scarce title in any condition. (BAL 14347; Mitchell, 18)

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        Alpes pittoresques. Description de la Suisse. En 2 volumes.

      Paris, Delloye, (Impr. de Dezauche), 1837, - in-4to, titre gravé (avec vign.: Chapelle de Guillaume Tell) + LVI (= 56 p. d'Introduction) + 208 p. + 1 ff. (Errata) / Faux-titre + titre gravé (avec vign.: Serment du Grutli) + 261 p. (+ 1) + 1 ff. (table), ill. avec au total 21 planches de costumes particulièrement bien coloriées et gommées + 72 planches gravées sur acier avec des vues topographiques de Girard + 23 cartes géogr. dont plusieurs dépl. (dont la carte générale des Alpes et la carte générale de la Suisse en couleurs par Duvotenay) + 1 grand dépl. ?Dance des morts à Berne d'après Nicolas Manuel (1515-1520)? + 3 planches de blasons coloriés + 1 grand panorama de Thoune lithographié à 2 tons, qqs rousseurs éparses, reliure en d.-veau vert foncé, dos avec décor doré de rocaille bel exemplaire (reliure d?époque). Magnifiquement illustré. Très rare (Perret). Texte par MM. le Mis. de Chateauviex, Dubochet, Francini, le Présid. Monnard, Meyer de Knonau, N. de Ruttimann, Schnell Jne. Straumeier, le Cel. de Tscharner, Henry Zschokke &c. Publié dans la collection ?Alpes pittoresques? ?Description de la Suisse, du Tyrol et de la Savoie. ?première partie: Suisse.Very fine copy with particular fine colours to the costume plates, very few stains, the best complete copy we came across in 25 years. Please notify before visiting to see a book. Prices are excl. VAT/TVA (only Switzerland) & postage. Perret 1714; Lonchamp 65; Brown & Lloyd a 253.

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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]

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        Atlas von Europa in zwei und achtzig Blättern. Hrsg. von F. W. Streit.

      Natorff, Berlin 1837 - Titelblatt u. Kartenverzeichn., Brauner HLdr d. Zeit mit dunkelgrauen Pappdeckeln mit lederverstärkten Deckelecken, roter Ganzschnitt, Fadenh.; 1023 gr. 82 Blätter, davon 78 grenzkolorierte Ktn. u. 4 tab. Übersichten; Ausgeschiedenes Exemplar der Bibliothek des Gymnasiums zu Neuruppin mit zwei dezenten, verblassenden Stempeln auf Titel u. hs. sauberer Signatur auf Innendeckel (keine weiteren bibliotheksüblichen Malträtierungen). Der schlichte Halbledereinband beschabt, jedoch ohne Einriss; die Deckelkanten beschabt, die Deckelecken bestoßen; die Vorsätze mit Knickspuren, erste u. letzte Seite etwas stockfleckig, die Karten (Blattformat 31,5 x 24,5 cm) im Ganzen sauber u. gut nur mit vereinzelten Stockflecken; die 78 gestochenen Karten mit mehrfarbigen Grenzkolorierungen, die vier gestochenen tabellarischen Übersichten geben die Höhenzüge u. Flußgebiete Europas wieder.- Friedrich Wilhelm Streit (1772-1839), Ingenieur u. Mathematiker in der preussischen Artillerie sowie 1807-08 Direktor des Geographischen Institutes in Weimar (Titelzusatz: "Königl. Preuss. Major a. D., Mitglied der Academie nützlicher Wissenschaften zu Erfurt und der Gesellschaft für Erdkunde in Berlin"); Verfasser zahlreicher geographischer Werke u. Landkarten. 1200 Gramm. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Views on the Nexcastle-upon-Tyne and Carlisle railway

      Newcastle|& Carlisle: Currie|& Bowman|& Thurnam, 1837. Fine. Currie & Bowman & Thurnam, Newcastle & Carlisle 1837, 22,5x29cm, 6 livraisons reliées en 1 volume. - New edition. Bound in half morocco long grain caramel wedge back with four wheels and nerves decorated with golden threads and typographic designs cold parts of title and author's name chocolate morocco, a wetness affecting a bit, blankets retained. Illustrated book of 23 full-page engravings after designs by JW Carmichael. Some minor foxing, otherwise good condition inside. --- 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] Nouvelle édition. Reliure en demi maroquin à grains longs caramel à coins, dos à quatre nerfs orné de roulettes et de filets dorés et de motifs typographiques à froid, pièces de titre et de nom de l'auteur de maroquin chocolat, une mouillure affectant un mors, couvertures conservées. Ouvrage illustré de 23 gravures hors-texte d'après les dessins de J.W. Carmichael. Quelques petites rousseurs, sinon agréable état intérieur.

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        Le Faubourg S Germain

      42- Paris- Librairie de Charles Gosselin, Chez Ladvocat 1837 - A seven volume set of the novels of Horace de Viel Castel. Three series of novels, comprising seven novels in total, uniformly bound. An attractive set, scarce to find any of these works let alone all three series of novels complete and uniformly bound. Each volumeconsists of two volumes bound in one. Volume I: Le Faubourg S. Germain: Gerard de Stolberg (Second Edition)Volume II: Le Faubourg S. Germain: Madame la Duchesse (First Edition)Volume III: Le Faubourg S Germain: Mademoiselle de Verdun (First Edition)Volume IV: Le Faubourg S. Honore: Cecile de Vareil (First Edition)Volume V: La Noblesse de Province: Arthur D'Aizac (Second Edition)Volume VI: LaNoblesse de Province: Bertrand de Kergoet (Second Edition)Volume VII: LaNoblesse de Province: Albert de Saint-Pouance (Second Edition)Horace de Viel-Castel was an art lover, novelist, collector and the director of the Louvre. He was the author of important memoirspublished posthumously, which covered the time from 1851 until his death in 1864. Condition: Uniformly bound in contemporary half morocco with numbered spines. Externally, smart with some rubbing and some fading to spines. Internally, firmly bound. Pages bright with scattered patches of spotting. Overall: VERY GOOD [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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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. 3 volumes, octavo (205 x 130 mm). Bound by Sangorski & Sutcliffe, with their monogram to rear doublures, for Charles J. Sawyer in red-brown morocco, raised bands, titles and decorations to compartments gilt, slightly bevelled boards with gilt frames, ruling to board edges and floral rolls to turn-ins gilt, top edges gilt, others untrimmed, dark green moiré silk endpapers and rear board doublures, front boards with green morocco doublures and oval hand-coloured miniature portrait of Charles Dickens mounted behind glass and surrounded with gilt decorations, front endpaper with gilt stamped facsimile signature. Engraved frontispiece and title page to each volume, 43 black and white plates R. Seymour and Phiz, 37 duplicate plates, and numerous additional plates bound into each volume. With the bookplate of Erik C. G. Bolinder to each front pastedown. Joints skillfully repaired, text blocks gently toned, occasional spotting to plates and margins of text blocks, fore margin tear to p. 467. An excellent set. First book edition, in an appealing Cosway-style binding by Sangorski & Sutcliffe. With the following early issue points: the plates are in early states, with page locations and without titles or imprints, and the 2 Buss plates at pages 69 and 74 are present; p.26 headline printed "POSTHUMOUS PAPERS, &c.", p.328 type is loose in headline of 'POSTHUMOUS'; p.553 9 lines up "considdring" for "considering".

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

      London: Chapman and Hall, 1837 - 3 volumes, octavo (205 x 130 mm). Bound by Sangorski & Sutcliffe, with their monogram to rear doublures, for Charles J. Sawyer in red-brown morocco, raised bands, titles and decorations to compartments gilt, slightly bevelled boards with gilt frames, ruling to board edges and floral rolls to turn-ins gilt, top edges gilt, others untrimmed, dark green moiré silk endpapers and rear board doublures, front boards with green morocco doublures and oval hand-coloured miniature portrait of Charles Dickens mounted behind glass and surrounded with gilt decorations, front endpaper with gilt stamped facsimile signature. With the bookplate of Erik C. G. Bolinder to each front pastedown. Joints skillfully repaired, text blocks gently toned, occasional spotting to plates and margins of text blocks, fore margin tear to p. 467. An excellent set. Engraved frontispiece and title page to each volume, 43 black and white plates R. Seymour and Phiz, 37 duplicate plates, and numerous additional plates bound into each volume. First book edition, in an appealing Cosway-style binding by Sangorski & Sutcliffe. With the following early issue points: the plates are in early states, with page locations and without titles or imprints, and the 2 Buss plates at pages 69 and 74 are present; p.26 headline printed "POSTHUMOUS PAPERS, &c.", p.328 type is loose in headline of 'POSTHUMOUS'; p.553 9 lines up "considdring" for "considering". Smith I.3

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        Kst.- Karte, von Jaeck nach Woltmann ( gez. von E.W. und F.E. Schuback, "Charte der Unter-Elbe. Herausgegeben von der Hochlöblichen Schiffahrts und Hafen-Deputation in Vereinbarung mit der löblichen Commerz-Deputation in Hamburg.1837.".

      - dat. 1837, 30,0 x 109,0 Jäger, Eckkard, Die Elbe im historischen Kartenbild, S. 401 mit Abbildung: Flüsse im Herzen Europas, Nr. E. 44. - Zur Zeit Napoleons entstanden von der Elbe und Nordsee diverse Seekarten durch den franz, Hydrographen C.F. Beautemps - Beaupré, die ab 1821 frei zugänglich waren. Vorliegende, im Auftrag der Stadt Hamburg entstandene Karte beruht auf diesen franz. Vermessungen. Sie zeigt die Elbe zwischen Hamburg und Ritzebüttel. In der Elbe sind die Bojen und Untiefen eingetragen. Am oberen und unteren Rand befinden sich 5 Stadtansichten, gestochen von Joh. Bapt. Hössel ( Hamburg, Glückstadt, Stade, Freiburg und Cuxhaven ). Jäger: " . eine außerordlich präzise Karte der Unterelbe .". - Die Karte ist durchgehend leicht gebräunt, hat 2 Tintenunterstreichungen und ist in 20 Segmenten auf Leinwand montiert. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        The Posthumous Papers of the Pickwick Club

      London 186, Strand: Chapman and Hall, 1837 VG+, 1st ed, 43 very clean plates. In full morocco, gilt edge tooling by Riviere & Son, corners & edges lightly bumped. Spine, raised bands, decorative gilt tooling & titles. Internally, gilt tooling to board edges and turn-ins, green endpapers, half title, frontis & engraved titlepage, [5], (vi-xiv), [2], [1], 2-609 pp, 43 pls, printed by Bradbury and Evans, Whitefriars, London, an early issue of the 1st edition with 5, 1st issue points & 23 of the flaws listed by Hatton & Cleaver in Walter E Smiths biblio, with the plates mostly in the 1st issue state, plus the 2 Buss plates & 8 others (alternative issues) supplied loose. (Walter E Smith - Dickens 3. Allibone 500).

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        Picturesque Sketches in Spain Taken During Ye Years 1832 & 1833

      London: Hodgson and Greaves, 1837. Twenty-seven tissue-guarded tinted lithographs and one engraved dedication leaf, with advertisement leaf to rear, in the publishers quarter morocco and cloth binding, smooth back with title in gilt to spine and upper cover, primrose endpapers. Recently rebacked by Temple Bookbinders with original backstrip laid on. Corners bumped, rubbed to extremities. Internally some light foxing, but generally quite bright and clean. With 'Critical Notices' and the printed prospectus for the book laid in loosely. Abbey Travel 152. First Edition. Quarter Morocco and Cloth. Good+. Folio.

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        City of the Sultan and Domestic Manners of the Turks, in 1836

      Philadelphia: Carey, Lea, and Blanchard, 1837. Hardcover. Very good. First American edition. Two volumes, illustrated, bound in later nineteenth century three-quarter leather over marbled boards. Julia Pardoe (1806-1862) was a prolific poet, novelist, and travel writer. In 1835 she accompanied her father to Constantinople, and "at the time it was felt that no woman apart from Lady Mary Wortley Montagu had acquired so intimate a knowledge of Turkey." This book, written shortly after her return to England, sought to disabuse Europeans of their 'ideal of Oriental mysteriousness, mysticism, and magnificence' (vol. 1, p. 89), offering what was hitherto 'probably the most detailed, most sympathetic description of the Turkish élite' (Melman, 50)" (DNB). The work was quite popular and had been reprinted several times by 1850.

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        Welt-Gemälde-Gallerie oder Geschichte und Beschreibungen aller Länder und Völker, ihrer Religionen, Sitten, Gebräuche u.s.w. Mit vielen bildlichen Darstellungen von Lagen wichtiger Orte, alten und neuen Denkmälern, Trachten, Geräthschaften, Kunstsachen, verschiedenen anderen Gegenständen und Karten. Oceanien [oder der fünfte Welttheil]., Erster Band: Die Malaienlande. Mikronesien; Zweiter Band: Polynesien; Dritter Band: Polynesien (Schluß), Melanesien, Neuholland.

      Stuttgart, Schweizerbart's 1837-1840. - IV + 352 S. - IV, 524 S. - 650 S. mit Faltkarten und mehr als 250 Kupfertafeln, Sprache: Deutsch Gewicht in Gramm: 2500 Groß 8°, Pappbände der Zeit mit privatem Umschlag in nicht (!) klebende Klarsichtfolie eingeschlagen, kleiner Stempel auf Titel, Papier vereinzelt gering braunfleckig, nur wenige Tafeln leicht fingerfklecig oder etwas stärker braunfleckig, (eine Tafel in Kopie, insgesamt gutes und innen sauberes, fast vollständiges Exemplar,

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        Oceanien oder der fünfte Weltheil, 3 Bde. kompl, Erstauflage/3 Bde. komplett,

      Stuttgart, Schweizerbart`s Verlagshandlung, 1837/38., - Domeny de Rienzi, Oceanien oder der fünfte Welttheil, Welt-Gemälde-Gallerie oder Geschichte und Beschreibung aller Länder und Völker, ihrer Gebräuche, Religionen, Sitten usw. Erster Band - Oceanien - die Malaienlande, Mikronesien, hrsg. Stuttgart, E. Schweizerbart`s Verlagshandlung, 1837 (EA), komplett mit d. 84 im Verzeichnis angeführten ganzseitigen Stahlstichen + 2 Karten + 9 zusätzl. nicht im Verzeichnis angeführte Stahlstichen, Zweiter Band - Oceanien - Polynesien, hrsg. w.o. 1838 (EA), kompl. mit den im Index angeführten Stahlstichen Nr. 85-170 u. 2 zusätzl. nicht im Verzeichnis angeführten Stahlst. Nr. 264+265 Dritter Band - Polynesien (Schluß), Melanesien, Neuholland, hrsg. w.o. 1840, mit den 2 Karten Borneo u. Melanesien, Stahlst. Nr. 201-268, d.h. die ersten 30 Stiche (171-200) fehlen, dafür sind die Nachtragsstiche zu Bd. 1 u. 2 (056-068) enthalten. Form. 8°, Bde. 1+2 marm. Deckel, berieben u. bestossen, tlw. stockfleckig, Bde. 3 einfacher Ppbd., Rücken Bd. 3 fehlt, ber. u. best., tlw. stockfleckig. Gesamt: sehr schönes Werk über Südsee mit beeindruckenden Stahlstichen, rare Komplettausgabe (alle 3 Bde) von Domeny de Rienzi Sprache: Deutsch

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        Memoirs of the Life of the Late John Mytton, Esq. of Halston, Shropshire

      1837. A Most Valuable and Important Book"Second and Enlarged EditionWith Additional Text and Six Extra Hand-Colored Plates[ALKEN, Henry, illustrator]. NIMROD (pseud. of C.J. Apperley). Memoirs of the Life of the Late John Mytton, Esq. of Halston, Shropshire. Formerly M.P. for Shrewsbury, High sheriff for the Counties of Salup & Merioneth, and Major of the North Stropshire Yeomanry Cavalry. With Notices of His Hunting, Shooting, Driving, Racing, Eccentric and Extravagant Exploits By Nimrod. With Numerous Illustrations by H. Alken and T.J. Rawlins. Second Edition. Reprinted with considerable Additions from the New Sporting Magazine. London: Rudolph Ackermann, 1837. Second and enlarged edition, with additions to the text and six extra hand-colored plates. Tall octavo (9 1/2 x 5 7/8 inches; 241 x 150 mm). ix, [3], 206, [2], [8, publishers catalog) pp. Extra-engraved title-page with aquatint vignette. Eighteen hand-colored aquatint plates, all but two with tissue guards. Publisher's original green pebbled cloth with large trophy vignette in gilt enclosing title, and gilt lettered spine with dog and rabbit gilt stamps bordering title and "1837" in gilt at foot. All edges gilt. Yellow coated endpapers. Gilt stamping a little dull, small area of wear on spine. Fore-margin of plate opposite p. 30 slightly frayed, some very minor scattered foxing but still an excellent copy. Bookplate of Maxine and Joel Spitz on front paste-down. Housed in a fleece-lined, quarter maroon morocco clamshell case.Provenance: J. Smith and Son, Glasgow (ticket) - acquired from Walter Hill, 1929.A most valuable and important book for the sporting life of the period, aptly described by Newton as 'a biography of a man that reads like a work of fiction'" (Tooley)."This is not a work of fiction, for John Mytton, a rather inglorious character for a biography, was a hard-living, hard-drinking country squire of Halston, Shropshire, capable of the utmost physical endurance, and ready to accept any wager to walk, shoot or ride against any man. Many of his feats are recorded and graphically delineated, including the climax of his folly in setting his nightshirt on fire to cure a hiccough (Martin Hardie).The Plates:1. Well done, Neck or Nothing...2. A Nick, or the nearest way home.3. Wild Duck Shooting.4. What! Never upset in a gig?5. I wonder whether he is a good timber jumper!6. The Meet with Lord Derby's Stag Hounds.7. Stand and deliver.8. Tally ho! Tally ho!...9. The Oaks Filly.10. Light come, light go.11. On Baronet clears nine yards of water.12. D--n this hiccup!13. A h-ll of a row in a hell...14. Swims the Severn at Uppington Ferry.15. How to cross a country comfortably after dinner.16. Heron shooting...17. A Squire trap, by Jove!18. Now for the honour of Shropshire.Tooley 67. Schwerdt 1, p. 38. Abbey, Life, 385. Martin Hardie, pp. 185-186. Prideaux, p. 326.

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        Neue Wunder-Mühle. Der Müller: Kommt bringt mir eure Weiber her, Ich bürge euch mit meiner Ehr, Ich mache sie euch jung und frisch, Dass sie euch freun zu Bett und Tisch...

      (Nürnberg), G. N. Renner und Schuster, um 1837.. Federlithographie. 32,5 x 39,2 cm.. Satirische Darstellung eines Jungbrunnens. - "Querformatiger Bilderbogen 'Neue Wunder-Mühle' Nr. 347, mit nummerierten Versen untertextet. Den Hauptteil des Bogens nimmt die bildliche Darstellung der Wunder-Mühle ein. Die Personen des Bildes sind fast alle mit Nummern versehen, die sich am unteren Rand, in Versen ausgedrückt, wieder finden. Die linke Hälfte des Bildes zeigt die Mühle und den Müller, der "Kommt bringt mir eure Weiber her,..." anpreist. Die rechte Seite zeigt einen großen Karren voller Weiber. Viele Paare ergehen sich vor der Mühle, die passenden Verse unterhalb" (zitiert aus der Online-Präsentation des Museum Europäischer Kulturen, Staatliche Museen zu Berlin). - Etwas schmutz- und fingerfleckig, leicht gebräunt, geringe Randläsuren bzw. -knicke.

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        City of the Sultan and Domestic Manners of the Turks, in 1836

      Philadelphia: Carey, Lea, and Blanchard, 1837. Hardcover. Very good. First American edition. Two volumes, illustrated, bound in later nineteenth century three-quarter leather over marbled boards. Julia Pardoe (1806-1862) was a prolific poet, novelist, and travel writer. In 1835 she accompanied her father to Constantinople, and "at the time it was felt that no woman apart from Lady Mary Wortley Montagu had acquired so intimate a knowledge of Turkey." This book, written shortly after her return to England, sought to disabuse Europeans of their 'ideal of Oriental mysteriousness, mysticism, and magnificence' (vol. 1, p. 89), offering what was hitherto 'probably the most detailed, most sympathetic description of the Turkish élite' (Melman, 50)" (DNB). The work was quite popular and had been reprinted several times by 1850.

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        Le Diwan d'Amro'lkais precede de la vie de ce poete par l'auteur du Kitab El-Aghani, accompagne d'une traduction et de notes par le baron Mac Guckin de Slane [...].

      Paris, Imprimerie Royale, 1837.. Folio (237 x 312 mm). 2 parts in one volume. XXV, (1), 128 pp. (French and Latin text); 50 pp. (Arabic text); central blank. Contemp. half brown hard-grained morocco, raised bands on gilt fleuron spine. Marbled endpapers.. First edition, with the full text in Arabic: an early effort of the Franco-Irish editor. The pre-Islamic Arab poet Imru al-Qays (497-545) from the Kinda is regarded as the greatest writer in Arabic of his time. His Diwan (complete collection of poems), written in a language of impeccable classicism, was collected from the 8th century; it includes 28 to 68 parts according to recensions. - The Irish scholar William McGuckin de Slane (1801-78), a disciple of Silvestre de Sacy, to whom the present work is dedicated, went on to serve as Principal Interpreter of Arabic of the French Army and Professor of Arabic at the Ecole de langues orientales in Paris. It is remarkable the he chose to present a Latin version of these works: he later became known for his translations into French and English of Arab and Persian historians. - Occasional browning and foxing. - GAL I, 24. OCLC 457350459.

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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.

      [Bookseller: SOPHIE SCHNEIDEMAN RARE BOOKS]
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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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