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        Große außerordentliche Vorstellung in der Menagerie der Catharina S. van Aken. Die Unterzeichnete hat die Ehre einem hohen Adel und einem geehrten Publicum . München ergebenst anzuzeigen ,,,, eine große Vorstellung Statt finden wird, bey welcher die vorzüglichste Dressur aller zahmen friedlichen Thiere sowohl, als die Zähmungs-Production der sämmtlichen Raubthiere, gezeigt, und sodann die interessante Thier-Fütterung vorgenommen wird.

      München, ca. 1837. - Plakat mit großer Lithographie (25,3 x 37 cm) und typographischem Text. Blattgr.: 55 x 40,5 cm. Das außerordentliche Plakat führt 4 Veranstaltungspunkte auf, mit tls. längeren Beschreibungen: 1) Wird man zu den großen Löwen in den Käfig gehen. 2) findet die Vorstellung der beyspiellosen Zähmung des Eisbären Statt. 3) wird man die gewiß höchst bewunderungswürdige Abrichtung der gefleckten Hyäne zeigen. 4) Vor der Production werden auch die Känguruhs, das Zebra der Dauw und die Strauße vorgeführet werden. - Die Lithographie zeigt einen feinen Herrn (wohl Herman van Aken)in trauter Gesellschaft mit Eisbär, Löwe und Hyäne. - Vorstellung durch die Witwe des berühmten Menageriebesitzers Hermann von Aken (1797-1834); die geborene Katharina Sidonia Freiin Dubsky von Wittenau war die Tochter eines Wiener Wachsfigurenkabinetts-Besitzers. Nach dem frühen Tod ihres Gatten führte sie die Menagerie noch einige Jahre weiter und heiratete dann den Österreicher Johann Colloredo-Saalfeld, einen kaiserlichen Hofrat und Gesandten. - Gering fleckig. Mit kleiner Hinterlegung. Mit rotem Stempel "KPD" (Königliche Polizei Direction).

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Uwe Turszynski]
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        La Russie Pittoresque. Par une Société d'Hommes de Lettres.

      Chez Roux, Paris 1837 - 360 S. mit 57 fein gestochenen oder lithographischen Tafeln, Das Werk erschien in zahlreichen Einzellieferungen, die original-Broschur der Einzellieferungen ist miteingebunden, die Lieferung S. 177-184 fehlt, dafür sind die SS. 185-192 doppelt eingebunden. Die Tafeln mit Abbildung von Landschaften, Volksstämmen, Gewändern und Uniformen, Stadtansichten, historischen Begebenheiten etc. Sprache: Französisch Gewicht in Gramm: 1400 4°, marmorierter Pappband der Zeit mit handschriftlichem Rückentitel auf Papier-Rückenschild, Einband leicht berieben und bestoßen, das Papier zuweilen mit unscheinbarem Wasserrand, bei den letzten 100 Seiten auch die Tafeln betroffen, Bindung leicht locker, Innendeckel mit Exlibris, insgesamt gutes und innen sauberes Exemplar, [Attributes: Soft Cover]

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Silvanus]
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        A New Statistical Chart of the United States: compiled from the best authorities, by Robert Sears, New-York, containing a particular description of each state, with the distances and population of the principal towns; and a variety of other useful information, statistical tables, &c. &c. &c

      New York: Printed and sold by Robert Sears, 2 Frankfort-St., N.Y., 1837. First edition. Broadside. A very good copy.. 1 sheet. Illustrated with ornamental borders and 2 wood engravings. Large wood engraved illustration within upper portion captioned: "View of the Capitol at Washington. Engraved on wood by J[oline]. J. Butler"; smaller lower engraving captioned "City Hall, N.Y." Includes historical and statistical data for the different states and a chart "Post roads and distances in the United States," surrounding the main image, and all within architectural borders. Robert Sears (1810-1891) was born in St. John, New Brunswick, the son of a loyalist who after the Revolution fled to Canada. Sears learned printing and returned to New York where he began as a job printer, printing and publishing the Weekly Advocate, an African-American newspaper, and later rising to become a prominent publisher of illustrated works. He was one of the first of American business men to advertise on a large scale. Sears published the work in this chart in the first three issues of the Weekly Advocate using a similar layout to achieve the same symbolic effect: "Sears specifically invoked the role of the Federal government in the article's second installment through the use of an illustration. Set off above the sections on the states is a 'Description of the Capitol,' giving the measurements of the Capitol building. Dominating the page is an image of the building itself, which is then surrounded by the descriptions of individual states. Reading the page as an image, the separate states are visually bound together by the federal government, as metonymically represented in the Capitol building. The paper's front page serves, then, as a literal illustration of the theory of federalism, whereby states and by extension citizens retain a level of autonomy from each other, with their connection mediated through a central, representative government. Such a system theoretically allowed disparate populations to live in harmony despite vast differences in geography, ideology, and culture, so long as they shared a commitment to republican ideals and institutions. Unsurprisingly, this political organization appealed to the staff of a newspaper devoted to the cause of black Americans, " (Benjamin Fagan: Americans as they Really are: The Colored American and the Illustration of National Identity in "American Periodicals" Volume 21, Number 2, 2011, pp. 97-119). OCLC locates a single copy dated 1836 at the New York Hist. Soc.

      [Bookseller: Kaaterskill Books, ABAA/ILAB]
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        Fou littéraire]. Acheminement au Retour de l'âge d'or. Honneur, Gloire et Puissance à l'Esprit Universel ici bas et dans l'Eternité.

      1837 - Manuscrit in-folio de (2)-9-(1) pp., cartonnage moderne. Manuscrit calligraphié anonyme, daté de « France le 18 Octobre 1837 » à l'attention de « Monsieur Torrent docteur en Médecine à Thiers (Puy-de-Dôme) ». Soigné en 1834 pour une fièvre cérébrale qui survint à la suite d'un long traitement pour névrose, un patient adresse trois ans plus tard une longue correspondance à son médecin traitant, en vue d'obtenir un certificat médical dont le « sort futur de la France et du globe terrestre dépend peut-être ». Il explique comment sa convalescence se mua en mission quand il s'aperçut que cette fièvre était la cause physique d'illuminations : « en rendant maladifs tous mes organes cérébraux, en les rendant sensibles à toutes les variations de l'atmosphère et de la température, à tous les effets des vents, des orages, des fermentations vaporeuses et gazeuses comme à ce qu'on nomme Magnétisme, électricité, foudre (?) et à force d'observation, d'étude, d'application et de réflexion, je suis venu à bout de percevoir, comme j'espère faire percevoir à mes semblables, la clé de tous les secrets de la Nature, et conséquemment j'ai trouvé la précieuse clef de l'âge d'or ». Atteint de troubles de la mémoire, il est contraint de consigner « en plein air » ces fulgurances qui lui donnent les clés de l'univers, seules capables de « ramener ces mêmes délices de l'âge d'or qui faisaient autrefois de la terre un paradis terrestre, sous le règne de l'innocence, des vertus et des bonnes M?urs de nos premiers pères ». « Cet essai, ce tableau, cet ouvrage, perçus, esquissés et écrits en plein air, surpassent tellement toute capacité connue des facultés humaines, qu'avant même d'être lue, entendue ou comprise, mon ébauche du Mécanisme de l'Univers court grand risque d'être regardée comme l'oeuvre d'un fou ou d'un visionnaire, d'un extravagant ou d'un insensé. Or jaloux de présenter à ma patrie ce fruit de mes longs et périlleux travaux, je me suis décidé à l'offrir à Sa Majesté Louis-Philippe, premier roi des Français, avec prière d'autoriser l'Académie Française à juger mon ouvrage ». Nous n'avons aucune trace de cet ouvrage et les renseignements manquent sur le docteur Torrent mais on peut lire cette note manuscrite sur le titre : « Cette prose a été écrite par un client soigné par l'Oncle le Docteur Torrent. C'était un pauvre dément. Je l'ai trouvé dans la bibliothèque de Suchères. Tante Marie me l'a donné comme curiosité ! en 1934 ». [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Bonnefoi Livres Anciens]
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        INDIANS ATTACKING GRIZZLY BEARS

      1837. Calligraphic title lower image. American carved and gilded wood frame. Fine condition. This colorful and lively painting of dangerous sport along the Oregon Trail depicts three mounted Indian warriors, armed with war club, spear, and bow and arrow, battling two towering and ferocious grizzly bears. Curiously, the Indians may not be enjoying a decided advantage. In a discussion of Albert Jacob Miller's numerous bear hunting pictures, western historian Ron Tyler points out that often the best way to kill a bear was to run it to death because "sometimes an arrow would not pierce him because of the thick, matted hair." An avid hunter himself, Miller produced many important paintings of traditional hunts for buffalo, elk, and bear; but he was also apparently something of an aficionado of the interspecies bloodsport illustrated here. In particular, Miller called bear fighting "dangerous sport" with "the greatest charm to reckless trapper and Indian." Miller's romantic sketches and paintings gave the world its first salient glimpse of the American interior West. In 1837 he was selected by Capt. William Drummond Stewart as artist to record an expedition up the Oregon Trail. His only duty was to sketch what interested him and, fortunately, his eye was for the wild and the unusual. The two hundred or so anecdotal sketches with which he returned served for the rest of his life as inspiration for a body of monumental western paintings that today are found in most major American art museums, including the Amon Carter Museum and the Thomas Gilcrease Museum. "Miller was a romantic painter of epic proportions [whose] works stunned sophisticated New Yorkers accustomed to the calmer canvases of Thomas Cole and his contemporaries. [Miller's paintings] represent a unique aesthetic and historical document...He compiled an unparalleled visual record...of the Indians of the West" - Tyler. "Indians Attacking Grizzly Bears" is a skilled interpretation of Albert Jacob Miller's exceptional sketches of hunting in the American West.

      [Bookseller: William Reese Company - Americana]
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        WIEN. - Flugblatt. "Die Eisenbahn in Wien". Dampflok mit 8 grünen Waggons fährt aus dem Bahnhof vor zahlreichen Zuschauern, im Hintergrund die Stadt.

      - Altkol. Lithographie auf China von J. Sontag, gedruckt bei Höfelich, im Verlag von E.T. Neumann, hs. dat. 1837, 21 x 32 cm. Seltenes und dekoratives Ereignisblatt in sehr guter Erhaltung.

      [Bookseller: Peter Bierl Buch- & Kunstantiquariat]
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        Original Commemorative Medallion for the Voyage of the Astrolabe and the Zélée

      Paris: Barre, 1837. attractive even tone, a few edge nicks, extremely fine.. Bronze medal, 51 mm. A fine example of the rare original medallion commemorating the departure on 7 September 1837 of the second voyage of the Astrolabe to the South Seas, under the command of Dumont d'Urville, with his companion vessel Zélée.The French King Louis-Philippe was interested in expanding French presence in the southerly latitudes, and was all too aware of the accomplishments of the Englishman James Weddell in this region. Once again Dumont D'Urville sailed on the Astrolabe (Duperrey's old ship the Coquille renamed in honour of La Pérouse), but this time he was instructed to take his ships to the South Shetlands and then explore as far south as the ice would allow. After many trying months in the high latitudes, the crew began to have problems with scurvy, forcing the two vessels to retreat north to Chile. From thence they sailed to Valparaíso, the Juan Fernandez Islands, and Tahiti. The expedition spent many months visiting Pacific islands such as Samoa, Fiji and Vanikoro (this last with a view to finding out more about the wreck of La Pérouse. Their route took included a brief stop at Port Essington, the doomed British colony in Arnhem Land, and Port Jackson, and Hobart, where he prepared for a second difficult voyage in Antarctic and New Zealand waters. They returned to Toulon in November 1840 after an arduous thirty-eight months at sea.The full inscription on the reverse reads: "Voyage autour du Monde, exploration du Pole Austral. Corvettes l'Astrolabe et la Zélée. Mr. Ducampe de Rosamel Ministre de la Marine. Mr. Dumont D'Urville Cape. de Vf. Commt. l'Expédition Mr. Jacquinot Commt. La Zélée."

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        Zwei Männer im Gespräch in einer Bauernstube. Bleistift.

       1837. Signiert und datiert \"1837/12\". 17 x 21, blattgroß. Auf Zeichenpapier. Blattfüllende Genrezeichnung zweier Männer im Gespräch. Die auf einem Weinfass sitzende Rückenfigur mit einem Bierkrug in der Hand, möglicherweise aus den Sabiner Bergen stammend, und der stehende Mann links sind mit feinen Umrissen und einer durchgearbeiteten Binnenzeichnung wiedergegeben. Der Innenraum ist durch die einfache Ausstattung als bäuerliches Interieur charakterisiert. Verso Figurenskizzen: König Salomon und Tanzendes Paar. - Resch, der Sohn eines Stadtmusikus war, begann mit 16 Jahren eine Ausbildung im Fach Malerei an der Akademie der Bildenden Künste in München. Bekannt wurde er durch Bildnislithographien und Karikaturen auf Richard Wagners Wirken in München. - Schwach gebräunt. Schmutzfleckchen im rechten unteren Darstellungsbereich. Versand D: 5,00 EUR 19. Jahrhundert, Genre, Genreszene, Handzeichnung,

      [Bookseller: Kunstantiquariat Joachim Lührs]
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        Kleine Reisen in der Schweiz, für die Jugend beschrieben. (3 Bde.).

      Bern, J. J. Burgdorfer, 1827, 1836 u. 1837 - 8°, jeweils mit gedrucktem Titelbl., gestochenem Frontispiz u. gest. Titelvignette (von E. Girardet u. G. Lory ) auf dem gestochenen Titelbl.; 1 Bl. Vorbericht, 204 S. m. 1 gestochener Taf. («Arbeitsfleiss im Locle») u. 1 gestochener Karte; 1 Bl. Vorrede, 267 S. m. 1 gestochener Taf.; 259 S. m. 1 gestochener Taf., 1 Bl. Anzeigen, Kart. d. Zt., Rücken etw. gebräunt, Kapitale tlw. etw. lädiert, Deckel tlw. fleckig, Kanten tlw. etw. berieben, innen sehr frisches, breitrandiges Ex. (Bd. 3 tlw. unaufgeschnitten) Jeweils 2., verbesserte u. tlw. vermehrte Auflage. - Enth.: 1. Bd.: «Reise von Bern nach der Peters-Insel und in die Thäler und Gebirge des Cantons Neuenburg»; 2. Bd.: «Reise durch das Berner Oberland nach Unterwalden»; 3. Bd.: «Reise durch Unterwalden, Uri und Ursern über die Furca [Furka] und Grimsel nach Interlachen [Interlaken]». 1200 gr. Schlagworte: Helvetica - AllgemeinReisen - Europa [Attributes: Soft Cover]

      [Bookseller: antiquariat peter petrej]
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        Missale Romanum Ex Decreto Sacrosancti Concilii Tridentini Restitutum S. PII V. Pontificis Maximi Jussu Editum Clementis VIII. & Urbani VIII. Autoritate Recognitum in quo omnia accurate sus locis disposita sunt, et missae novissimae sanctorum adjectae.

      Typographia Simoniana Napoli 1837 XXXII, 436 Seiten, CXX\'VI ( Commune Sanctorum ), 1 Blatt, 16 Seiten ( Mantissa Missarum ), 4 n.n. Blätter, 7 Seiten, 1 Blatt. Mit einigen gestochen Tafeln sowie einigen Notentafeln. Text und Noten in rot und schwarz gedruckt. Roter goldgeprägter Oldr mit marmoriertem Buchschnitt, Folio ( 36,5 x 25 cm ). Der Einband etwas berieben, etwas fleckig, Ecken und Kanten bestoßen, der schmale Einbandrücken am oberen Kapital leicht angeplatzt. Innen Bindung teils etwas gelockert, einige Seiten mit fachmännisch hinterlegten Einrissen ( ca. 10 Seiten hierbei mit kleinem Text- oder Notenverlust ), einige Seiten zum Falz hin verstärkt, einige Seiten etwas fleckig oder braunfleckig bzw. etwas angeknickt. ( Gewicht 2800 Gramm ) ( Pic erhältlich // webimage available ) Versandkostenfreie Lieferung Missale, Missale Romanum, Meßbuch, Katholisch, Katholisches, Neape, Römisch-Katholisch, Kirchenmessbuch, Kirchenmissale, Predigt, Ganzleder, Google

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Friederichsen]
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        The Adventures of Captain Bonneville, or Scenes Beyond the Rocky Mountains of the Far West. FIRST ENGLISH EDITION. 3 vols.

      Richard Bentley. 1837 Contemp. half calf, spines gilt in compartments, brown & maroon leather labels.Published the same year as the first American edition. This is an account of the Western frontiers of the United States, and draws heavily upon the accounts of Benjamin Louis Eulalie de Bonneville, 1796-1878, a French-born soldier explorer and prospector, an early hero of the American West. Irving had met Bonneville a couple of years previously, and encouraged him to part with his log book and maps, which formed the basis for this book.

      [Bookseller: Jarndyce Rare Books]
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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, 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,Versand D: 5,00 EUR Ozeanien, Australien, Reise, Geographie

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Silvanus]
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        Das gespenstische Schiff oder der fliegende Holländer 1. dt. Ausgabe 3 Bände (Komplett)

      Braunschweig, Friedrich Vieweg und Sohn, , 1839, 1839. 1837 - 182, 164, 162 S., SEHR SELTEN kl. 8°. Orig.pappbände der Zeit, 1. Band mit Lederrücken, Privateinbände alle mit äußerlichen leichten Gebr.spuren, innen Ränder staubig und fingerfleckig, teils kl. Flecken,sehr wenige Randnotizen von alter Hand, wenige kl. Einrisse, bzw. kl. Fehlstellen am Rand Frederick Marryat (* 10. Juli 1792 in London; gest. 2. August 1848 in Langham, Norfolk) war ein englischer Marineoffizier und Schriftsteller. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Sketches by "Boz," Illustrative of Every-day Life, and Every-Day People. In Two Volumes

      London: John Macrone St. James Square, 1837. First edition of the First and Second Series of CHARLES DICKENS'S FIRST PUBLISHED BOOK. 16 etched plates by George Cruikshank in First Series, 6 (of 10) etched plates in Second Series. viii, 348; [vi], 342; 377, [1]; [ii], iii, [i], 377, [1] pp, lacking contents leaf in Second Series. 3 vols. 12mo. Bound in full crimson morocco, gilt spine, a.e.g., by L. Broca. Repaired closed tear to Second Series, pp. 173-4, else fine. First edition of the First and Second Series of CHARLES DICKENS'S FIRST PUBLISHED BOOK. 16 etched plates by George Cruikshank in First Series, 6 (of 10) etched plates in Second Series. viii, 348; [vi], 342; 377, [1]; [ii], iii, [i], 377, [1] pp, lacking contents leaf in Second Series. 3 vols. 12mo. The complete Sketches by "Boz" in first edition. The majority of "Sketches" were originally written for daily journals and magazines, from December 1833 and December 1836, thus preceding The Picwick Papers by years. The work subsequently appeared in monthly parts beginning in late 1837 (Hatton & Cleaver 91-103). Sadleir I, 700; Smith 1 & 2

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        COCK OF THE PLAINS [SAGE GROUSE]

      London, 1837. Sheet size 25 1/4 x 38 1/4 inches. From the first edition of THE BIRDS OF AMERICA, plate CCCLXXI (371). Very good condition. One of Audubon's great images: the male sage grouse is pictured in the midst of its extraordinary mating "dance" whilst a female looks on quietly, apparently disinterested in the highly stylized posturings of her would-be mate. "Although the Cock of the Plains has long been known to exist within the limits of the United States, the rugged and desolate nature of the regions inhabited by it has hitherto limited our knowledge of it habits to the cursory observations made by a few intrepid travelers...Two of these travelers, my friends, Mr. [John Kirk] Townsend and Mr. [Thomas] Nuttall, have favoured me with the following particulars...[with some added]...notes of Mr.Douglas...This bird is only found on plains which produce the worm-wood (Artemesia), on which it feeds...It is very unsuspicious, and easily approached, rarely flies unless hard pressed, runs before you at the distance of a few feet, clucking like a common hen, often runs under the horses of travelers when disturbed, rises very clumsily, but when once started, flies with rapidity to a great distance" - Audubon. "This, the largest grouse of North America, was called the "pheasant-tailed grouse" or "cock of the plains" by Audubon, who in his travels on the upper Missouri did not quite reach the western country where it is found. The sage grouse is noted for its extraordinary dance...The dance in an arena amongst the open bush is a communal affair. A number of males, each one well-spaced, dance with their spiky tails spread and their yellow neck sacs inflated...Originally the sage grouse was found in fifteen of the western states, wherever sagebrush flourished...Overgrazing and drought in the 1930s nearly brought the sage grouse to the status of an endangered species...The survivors started to recover by the 1950s, and today the sage brush population has an estimated total population of 1,500,000 birds" - Peterson. The current name is the Sage Grouse, and the illustration depicts the female and male of the species. "Audubon never saw this western bird, but in his notes in ORNITHOLOGICAL BIOGRAPHY he quotes liberally from the observations of John Kirk Townsend. It seems reasonable to assume that the models for this painting were among the skins purchased by Audubon from Thomas Nuttall [the eminent naturalist] in Philadelphia in October, 1836. These skins had been collected by Townsend and Nuttall in the Far West, as members of the expedition that led to the opening of the Oregon Trail. Audubon made paintings from these skins in Charleston, 1836-37, and in England, from 1837 to early 1838" - Low.

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        UTILITARIAN, / [large cut, 5 x 8 1/2 inches, of a beautiful stallion being held by a groom with three horses and farm buildings amidst rolling hills and a stand of trees in the background] / By Eclipse, out of a thorough-bred Roebuck mare, possessing all the useful quali- / ties, and fine action for the road … / [followed by 11 lines of text describing the horse and setting out terms for him to stand at stud] Signed in type at the end "John H Cocke "

      [Bremo, Fluvanna Co., Virginia]: John H. Cocke, nd [1837, determined by the horses named in the text]. Broadside, 17 1/4 x 11 inches, employing a large bold type for the one-word head and printed on course brown paper; the wood engraving is signed in the image "Anderson." The horse stood at Cocke's Fluvanna County, Virginia, plantation, Bremo, on the James River. Not in American Imprints through 1846. Not in Hummel or his "More Virginia Broadsides." OCLC locates one copy (Virginia). Unusually and rather uniformly freckled with tiny spots of foxing, an attractive Virginia stud broadside. (#5354) John Hartwell Cocke (1780-1866), whose ancestors first appeared in Virginia shortly after the settling of Jamestown "inherited a fortune as well as refinement and native ability from his forebears, and after attending William & Mary College (1794-99), he chose the life of a country gentleman at 'Bremo' in Fluvanna County, to which he removed about 1803 … progressive and prescient in all things, he promoted new agricultural mehods, the founding of agricultural societies, the development of waterways and steam navigation, and various public improvements. During the War of 1812, [as a newly minted brigadier general] ... he commanded the Virginia soldiery guarding Richmond … slavery he denounced as a curse to commonwealth and nation … a friend to popular education, he sponsored sounder primary and secondary school systems ... his contribution [to the development of the University of Virginia] was subordinate only to that of of Thomas Jefferson and Joseph C. Cabell … conscientious, tenacious of opinion, boldly independent, and devoid of partisanship, sectarian or regional … he was a zealous reformer … the causes which he supported indicate him to have been one of the most remarkable Virginians of his generation in power of foresight, a pioneer of modern social reform" (DAB). For amplification of Cocke's military service, see the "War of 1812" item in this list.

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        Die Volkslieder der Deutschen. Eine vollständige Sammlung der vorzüglichen deutschen Volkslieder von der Mitte des fünfzehnten bis in die erste Hälfte des neunzehnten Jahrhunderts. 5 Bände + Registerband in zusammen 12 Bänden.

      Mannheim, Heinrich Hoff, 1834-1837. - 8°. 536; 631; 632; 623; 648; 39 SS. Bedruckte originale Broschuren Goed. VII,303,4; Hayn-G. VIII,159. Vollständiges Exemplar in den originalen Lieferungen mit den blauen Umschlägen. Die bedeutende Sammlung enthält mehr als 1600 Lieder bzw. Gedichte aus dem Zeitraum 1450-1833. Der zusätzlich erschienene Band 5: "Volksthümliche Lieder des 18. u. 19. Jahrhunderts" sowie "Aus Sing- u. Schauspielen von deutschen Tonkünstlern". Der Schweizer Friedrich Karl von Erlach (1769 - nach 1852) will hier, wie er im Vorwort erklärt, ein deutschsprachiges Pendant zur Sammlung englischer Lieder und volkstümlicher Gedichte von Thomas Percy bieten. - Etwas gebräunt, teils leicht fleckig und berieben, insgesamt jedoch sehr gut erhalten, unbeschnitten, wie erschienen.

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        Alpenblumen; oder fünfundzwanzig malerische Ansichten interessanter Berge, Seen, Städte, Burgen, Thäler ec. im bayerischen Hochlande. Fleurs des alpes ou vingt cinq vues pittoresques de montagnes, de lacs, de villes, de châteaux, de vallées etc. dans les pays haut de la Bavière.

      München, Lindauer 1837. - Quer-4°. 31 S. (Textheft) und 25 Orig.-Lithographien von G. Kraus, davon 1 gef. Grüner Orig.-Pappbd. mit Umrisslithographie auf beiden Deckeln (von Franz Seitz?) und 25 Tafeln lose in moderner Pappkassette. Seltene, komplette Folge der hervorragenden, stimmungsvollen Ansichten von Gustav Kraus, erschienen als Fortsetzung der "Alpenröslein". Deutsch-französische Parallelausgabe. - Die Ansichten zeigen: Leutstetten, Starnberg, Selfeld, das obere Isarthal mit dem Karwendelgebirge, Tutzing, Diessen am Ammersee, Schleedorf mit dem Kochelsee, Walchensee, Parthie aus der Jachenau, Garmisch mit der Ruine Werdenfels, Loisachthal bei Greinau, Eibsee, Parthie aus dem Kaltbrunnerthale, Füssen, Hohenschwangau, Tölz, Hohenburg, Tegernsee, Königs-Alpe, Schliersee, die Otto-Kapelle bei Kiefersfelden, Hohen- und Niederaschau, Herrn-Chiemsee, Frauen-Chiemsee sowie ein gefaltetes Panorama mit der Aussicht vom Peissenberg. - Linker Tafelrand mit minimalen Heftungs-Spuren, insgesamt tadellos saubere Tafeln, Umschlag des Textheftes etwas benutzt. - Pressler 257-281. Lang de

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        Le Lac des IV cantons et ses rives classiques. Souvenir de la navigation à vapeur sur le Lac des IV Cantons. Avec carte lith. et 36 vues.

      Lucerne : chez Frères Eglin, 1837, - pt. in-8vo, 1 ff. de titre lithographiée avec une vignette: ?Bateau à Vapeur? + 71 p. + 39 planches, dont 37 vues (dont une reliée 2 fois), 1 panorama et 1 carte topographique + 1 ff. Errata, cartonnage original illustré en lithographie d?une vue de Lucerne et au verso un bateau à vapeur, dos orné de figures florales. Exemplaire frais. Vollständige französische Ausgabe. Einband leicht fleckig, aber ohne wesentliche Beschädigung des sehr hübschen illustrierten Orig.-Pappbandes. Die Orig.-Lithographien u. die Textseiten sind blütenfrisch. Die Abbildungen zeigen: 1) Ansicht Stadt Luzern / 2) Luzern / 3) Panorama (v. Rigi bis zum Pilatus) / 4) Seeburg bei Luzern / 5) Meggenhorn, Kt. Luzern / 6) Altstadt Kt. LU / 7) Ruinen v. Habsburg bei Meggen, Kt. Luzern / 8) Mörlischacksen Kt. Schwyz / 9) Küssnacht Kt. Schwyz / 10) Greppen Kt. Luzern / 11) Hertenstein bei Weggis Kt Luzern / 12) Weggis Kt. Luzern / 13) Viznau Kt. Lu. / 14) Gersau Kt. Schwyt / 15) Kindlismord Kt. Schwyz / 16) Brunnen Kt. Schwyz / 17) Sissigern, Kt Uri / 18) Tells Kapelle Kt. Uri / 19) Fluelen Kt Uri / 20) Seedorf Kt. Uri / 21) Bauen Kt. Uri / 22) Seelisberg Kt. Uri / 22- BIS) Idem: Seelisberg Kt. Uri (doppelt eingebunden) / 23) Grütli Kt. Uri / 24) Wytenstein Kt. Uri / 25) Treib Kt. Uri / 26) Beckenried Kt. UW. / 27) Riedli-Kapelle Kt. UW / 28) Buochs Kt. UW. / 29) Kirsiten Kt. UW / 30) Stanzstadt Kt UW / 31) Rotzloch Kt. UW / 32) Alpnach Kt. UW / 33) Hergiswyl, Kt. UW / 34) Winkel Kt. LU / 35) Kestenbaum Kt. LU / 36) Stutz Kt. LU / 37) Tribschen Kt LU / 38) gef. Karte d. Vierwaldstätter-Sees / 1 Bl. Errata.Please notify before visiting to see a book. Prices are excl. VAT/TVA (only Switzerland) & postage. Wäber S. 256 (Übersetzung von ?Der Vierwaldstätter See mit seinen klassischen Ufern. Ein Hand- und Erinnerungsbuch der Dampfschiffahrt, 1837). [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        PROCLAMA. MARIANO G. VALLEJO COMMANDANTE GENERAL DE LA ALTA CALIFORNIA, A SUS HABITANTES

      Monterey [Ca.]: Santiago Aguilar, 1837. Contemporary manuscript notation of date in upper margin, as well as a note in red pencil. Old folds. Near fine. In a cloth chemise and cloth slipcase, gilt leather label. The Thomas W. Streeter copy, with his pencil notes in the upper margin. A tremendously important broadside from the first printing press established in California. Printing began in California in 1834, when Augustin Zamorano brought his press to Monterey. This item was printed by his successor, Santiago Aguilar, but was produced on that first press. In 1836, Juan Alvarado and his "Californio" cohorts, including Alvarado's uncle, Mariano Vallejo, staged a successful revolt against the centralized authority of the Mexican state. Zamorano, in fact, lost his position as official printer in the wake of this revolution, when he was forced into exile by Alvarado. Vallejo was named the military commander of California, and Alvarado the governor. This broadside was issued while Alvarado was quelling an uprising against his rule in southern California, and addresses fears of a civil war and recriminations against those who did not support the new regime. Vallejo reviews the reasons and objectives of the revolution, and denies any intention on the part of the new government to deport or mistreat any non-Californio Mexicans, promising to protect lives and property. He also reiterates that California is a free and independent state. The provenance of this copy is not recorded in the catalogue of the Streeter sale, but he bought many of his early California imprints from Henry Wagner and from Edwin Grabhorn. Howell bought this copy at the Streeter sale in 1968 for $1200, and asked $2500 for it in his catalogue 50 in 1979. We are able to locate only three other copies, at Yale, the Bancroft Library, and the Huntington Library. Examples of early California printing from the Zamorano Press are much sought after and prized by collectors and institutions alike. The significant political content of the present broadside makes it highly important and desirable.

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        Almanach auf das Jahr 1838. Des Elfen Liebe von Ed. Duller.

      Carlsruhe C F Müller () 1837 - O-Pappband mit verblasster Illustration auf Vorder- und Rückendeckel im O-Schuber, Buch mit Rundumgoldschnitt und Rauszieh-Bändchen, handschriftl. Name und Jahreszahl auf Vorsatz, Seiten sauber, 16 Blätter mit 14 Lithographien. Buchgröße: 19 mm x 14 mm. Das Original-Miniaturbuch im dazugehörigen Original-Schuber ist in einem handgefertigten Buntpapier-Passepartout eingelassen, dass in einer Glasschale ruht. Die Schale wird mit einem passenden Glasdeckel geschlossen. Beim Herausnehmen des Buches wird der Blattgoldhintergrund sichtbar. Sehr gut erhaltenes Exemplar! Der Almanach ist zwischen 1817 und 1840 nachgewiesen. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Eigenh. Brief mit U.

      O. O., 18. IX. 1837. - 1 S. 8vo. Übersendet einem Freund "als Andenken und zur Aufmunterung" einen von ihm verfassten Kunstbericht. "Gestern mit der Eröffnung der Leipziger Ausstellung erfolgte auch die Ausgabe. Ich habe alle Ursache mit den Leipziger Freunden zufrieden zu sein [ ]". - Gefaltet. - Nach dem Studium der Philosophie und der Rechtswissenschaften ließ Mosen sich als Advokat in Leipzig nieder, wurde 1831 Gerichtsaktuar und 1834 selbständiger Anwalt in Dresden, wo er sich mit Ludwig Tieck, Ernst Theodor Echtermeyer, Arnold Ruge und Gottfried Semper befreundete. 1844 wurde Mosen Dramaturg am Großherzoglichen Hoftheater in Oldenburg, 1846 begann er unter stetig anwachsenden Lähmungserscheinungen zu leiden, die schlußends zu Unbeweglichkeit und zum Verlust der Sprache führten.

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        Illustrations of exotic Entomology, containing upwards of six hundred and fifty figures and descriptions of foreign insects, interspersed with remarks and reflections on their nature and properties.

      - A new edition . by J.O. Westwood. London, H.G. Bohn, 1837. 3 volumes. 4to (280 x 225 mm). With 150 handcoloured engraved plates and 1 plain engraved frontispiece. Contemporary red half calf, spines in 6 compartments with gilt lettering. A fine copy of the second and last edition of one of the most attractive English entomological works on exotic insects, with superb hand-colouring of the plates. The first edition appeared from 1770-1782. Dru Drury (1725-1803) was the son of a silversmith. "By virtue of his marriage and inheritance of the family business he was a reasonably wealthy man who could afford to support his most serious hobby entomology. Drury's collection had great fame during his life time. He spent much time and money persuading others to collect specimens for him from foreign countries. He had a wide correspondence with entomologists around the world. Linnaeus (1707-1778) and Willliam Kirby (1759-1850) both named species after him" (Harvey, Gilbert & Martin, A catalogue of manuscripts in the Entomological library. 119). The majority of the fine plates were drawn and engraved by Moses Harris. "Although originally conceived as a publication to illustrate all the specimens that came in, Drury soon changed his mind and eventually decided to illustrate only those specimens which had not previously been drawn. Years later, the eminent British entomologist W.F. Kirby described the work as an 'Opus entomologicus splendissimus'!" (Gilbert, Butterfly Collectors and Painters, p.140)Provenance: Armorial bookplate 'Mediocria Firma EMC'.Nissen ZBI, 1160; Horn & Schenkling 23891. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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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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        Gesamtans., "Niederfell (Moselle)".

      - Lithographie m. Tonplatte v. Francais n. Baron de Bar, 1837, 25,7 x 34,7 Die Ansicht irrt. als Niederfell bezeichnet. Blick auf die Burg zu Gondorf, dem Stammschloß der Fürsten v. d. Leyen, durch das seit 1876 die Bahnlinie geht. - Gedruckt wurde die Ansicht bei Lemercier in Paris.

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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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        Economie politique chre'tienne ou recherches sur la nature et les causes du pauperisme en France et en Europe et sur les moyens de le soulager et de le pre'venir

      Meline, Cans et Compagnie, Bruxelles 1837 - In 8 grande, pp. 676 con tavv. sinott. n.t. e 8 tavv. in lit. f.t. rip. Mancanze al d. Br. ed. Seconda ed. (la prima usci' nel 1834 in 3 voll.) di questa ponderosa opera sul pauperismo in Francia e in Europa che muove dalla matrice ideologica cristiano - sociale del suo A. De Villeneuve-Bargemont lancia una delle prime sistematiche accuse contro il processo di industrializzazione, generatore di drammatiche conseguenze sociali, mettendo in campo alcuni temi che animeranno il dibattito dei successivi vent'anni. L'A. risponde all'opera dell'economista Charles Dupin che in Forces productives et commercales de la France esaltava il nuovo corso dell'industria e delle infrastrutture francesi. Guarda infatti alla questione da un diverso punto di vista considerando in primo luogo le condizioni di vita degli operai delle periferie industriali. In una Francia sempre piu' ricca, cresceva tuttavia a dismisura la poverta' delle classi deboli, poverta' che aveva caratteristiche del tutto nuove rispetto al passato. L'A. prospetta quindi il ritorno ad un sistema rurale in cui le relazioni fra proprietari terrieri e contadini siano maggiormente improntati ai valori della solidarieta' sociale e, seppure non direttamente, come gia' avevano fatto altri, ad esempio Sismondi, condanna l'utilizzo delle macchine. ITA

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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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