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        Buff-breasted Tringa. Tringa rufescens; (Vieilli)

      This splendid hand-colored, folio-size lithograph, Buff-breasted Tringa. Tringa rufescens; (Vieilli), from John Gould?s (1804-1881) monumental book "Birds Europe" (1832-1837) is in mint condition. Measuring 15" x 22", this lithograph magnificently displays the author?s scientific skill and attention to detail. These Buff-breasted Tringas are small freshwater wading birds, expertly hand colored with shades of white and brown. Precise lines define and detail each feather and their dynamically patterned plumage.John Gould was an English ornithologist, self-taught artist and naturalist. Gould first worked as a gardener under his father in the Royal Gardens of Windsor from 1818-1824, where he began his illustrations. He became an expert taxidermist, opening his own practice in London in 1824 and in 1827 he became the first Curator and Preserver at the museum of the Zoological Society of London. Through his work he was able to meet with the country?s leading naturalists and view new collections of birds given to the Zoological Society.His interest in birds was continually developing and in 1830 he published his first volume on birds, ?A Century of Birds From the Himalaya Mountains.? For the next fifty years, Gould, his wife and artists working with them traveled around Asia, the East Indies and Australia. His wife Elizabeth and other artists were able to transfer his sketches to stone; hand print and hand-color them. One of the most accomplished and engaging natural history works of the 19th century, ?The Birds of Europe? was also the first of Gould's works to feature plates by Edward Lear.A total of sixty-eight images bear Lear's name, and they are among the most remarkable bird drawings ever made. Lear endowed his illustrations with some measure of his own whimsy and intelligence, and his style is at once fluidly spontaneous and realistically precise. In this way, the images of ?The Birds of Europe? are amazingly distinctive, while also highly realistic.Gould undertook this work partly in an effort to redress the imbalance between the study of local and foreign ornithology. Gould portrayed birds native to Europe in a manner that had only been thought appropriate for the colorful species of distant places. In this way he managed to draw much popular interest back to native birds, which were suddenly considered equally beautiful to exotic species.

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        Album of Watercolours

      1837. SOUTH AMERICA. Album of Watercolours. Nineteen (19) Watercolours mounted on sheets. Sizes range from 5 x 4" to 12 x 9". Preserved in a brown cloth folding box. NP. ND. [1835-1840]. An interesting album of watercolours relating to South America in the first half of the nineteenth century. Since the text identifications are in French, one might assume that the artist was also French. The album comprises eleven watercolours of inhabitants of Argentina, Bolivia and Peru, and seven pictures of sailing vessels off the coast of South America. Additionally, there is one large (11 ¾ x 8 ½ inches) of a mosque on the Nile. The individual watercolours include: an Indian of Arica, Bolivia in a balsa canoe transporting fish and food products; two Bolivian soldiers in contemporary costume; a Peruvian bandit on horseback from the environs of Lima, dated 1837; an Argentinian gaucho on horseback with swinging bolos; an Argentinian Lechero (Milk delivery man) on horseback with milk containers; two men in front of a Pulperia (rural grocery store) near Montevideo, Uruguay, dated 1838; two Argentinian gauchos in the employ of the president (Mr. Rosas) on horseback performing the Mazorka, dated 1839; the Brig S.M. d'Assas rounding Tierre del Fuego amid icebergs, dated July 1837; the sloop San Jose y Animas sailing to Montevideo; three other small "ships at sea" watercolours; group of four Argentinean gauchos on horseback in Buenos Aires on the Bocca del Riachuelo, dated 1838; 2 Peruvian water transporters on donkey in Lima, dated 1837; a candle seller in serape from Callao, Peru; a Panadero (bread seller) on donkey with basket of baked goods, Callao, Peru; an naval confrontation at sea between the Brig S.M. d'Assas and the Corsair of Captain Brown, dated February 1839; and a naval battle between the Brig S.M. le Bisson and a Brazilian Brig, dated December 1835.

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        Original Ansichten der historisch merkwürdigsten Städte Deutschlands. 1. u. 2. Band.

      Darmstadt: Verlag von Gutav Georg Lange, 1837/1840,. 44 / 55 Tafeln mit 70 / 55 Einzeldarstellungen.; Orig.Halbleder; 4°; 1150g; vorderes Außengelenk unten 5cm angeplatzt, hinteres Außengelenk oben/unten je 1cm angeplatzt; entlang d. Gelenks beschabt; starker Kantenabrieb, Ecken bestoßen; Bezugspapier berieben; Vorsatzecken braunfleckig, die einzelnen Seiten meist wasserrandig, v.a. oben, teils die Ansicht berührend/tangierend; vielfach fingerfleckig oder stockfleckig; unterschiedliche Papiersorten, teils leicht gebräunt; einzele Blätter gerändert o. randrissig, Seidenhemdchen von unterschiedlicher Größe und Qualität; handschriftliches Inhaltsverzechnis auf hinterem fliegenden Vorsatz.. nach der Natur aufgenommen von Ludwig Lange, in Stahl gestochen von Ernst Carl Rauch, Joh. Poffel, Gust.Ad. Müller und anderen deutschen Künstlern. Mit einem artistisch topographischen Text von Dr. Georg Lange. Die einzelnen Blätter: Frankfurt von der unteren Seite des Mains / Die Zeile in Frankfurt von der Hauptwache. Der Dom und ein Theil der Altstadt von Frankfurt / der Roemerberg in Frankfurt. Ein Theilder Fahrgasse in Frankfurt / Die Sachsenhäuser Warte bei Frankfurt. Würzburg vom Steinberge aus / Fürstbischöfliche Residenz iin Würzburg. Liebfrauen-Kapelle in Würzburg / Die Donstrasse in Wüzburg. Nürnberg von der Nordost-Seite / Aussicht nach der Burg von Nürnberg. Das Wohnhaus Albrecht Dürers / Das sogenannte Haus Nassau / Der Marktplatz in Nürnberg. Die St.Lorenz-Kirche in Nürnberg. Der schöne Erker am Pfarrhof zu St. Sebald in Nürnberg / der sogenannte Heidentur auf der Burg / Die St.Sebaldus-Kirche in Nürnberg. Weg nach der Burg zu Nürnberg / Das Frauentor zu Nürnberg. Ansicht der Burg von Nürnberg / Der Henkersteeg. Ansicht von Bamberg / Der Marktplatz und die Pfarrkirche zu St.Martin. Der Dom zu Bamberg / Die obere Pfarrkirche zu Bamberg. Die Klosterkirche zu Ebrach. Die Ludwigsbrücke in Bamberg. Der Dom zu Bamberg. Die Festung Ober und Niederhaus und ein Theil der Ilzstadt / Passau von der Inn-Seite. Passau von der Inn-Seite / Totalansicht von Passau. Glyptothek und Pinakothek in München / Ansicht von München. Die Metropolitan u. Stadtpfarrkirche zu U.L.Frauen in München. Koenigsbau [München]. Der Königsbau u. das Hof- u. Nationaltheater in München / Der Schrannenplatz in München. Das Isar-Thor in München. München von der Süd-West-Seite. Ludwigskirche [München] [farbig]. Die Ludwigskirche, Bibliothek und Ludwigstraße zu München. Neue Frauenkirche in der Au [München] [farbig]. Die neue Pfarrkirche der Vorsadt Au in München. Allerheiligen Hofkapelle [München] [farbig]. Die Allerheiligenkirche n München. Das Rathaus und ein Theil des Schrannenplatzes in München. Das Carlsthor in München. Das Rathaus und die Börse in Augsburg / Die Carolinenstrasse in Augsburg. Die Domkirche zu Augsburg. Ansicht von Augsburg. Das von Imhoffische Haus am Obstmarkt in Augsburg. Das Wertach-Brücken-Thor in Augsburg / Das Iakober-Thor in Augsburg. Totalansicht von Regensburg / Das Rathaus in Regensburg. Die Goliath Strasse / Das schottische Benedictiner Stift & Kloster St. Jacob [Regensburg]. Der Dom zu Regensburg. Die St.Jodokskirche in Landshut / Das Schloss Trausnitz / Totalansicht von Landshut. Die St.Martins-Kirche in Landshut. Worms von der Rheinseite / Die St.Pauluskirche zu Worms. Der Dom zu Worms nebst einem Theil des Marktplatzes. // Salzburg vom Capucinerberg aus. Ansicht von Wiesbaden. Der Cursaal in Wiesbaden. Innere Ansicht des Kursaals in Wiesbaden. Gasthaus zu den Vier Jahreszeiten in Wiesbaden. Die neue Residenz in Wiesbaden. Das Theater zu Wiesbaden. Ansicht von Biebrich. Darmstadt von der Rosenhöhe aus. Das Rathaus und Theil des Marktplatzes in Darmstadt. Das Schloss in Darmstadt. Heilbronn. Weinsberg. Esslingen. Die Dionysius Kirche in Esslingen. Baden. Baden Baden von dem Schlossgarten aus. Das alte Schloss Baden Baden. Ruine Ebersteinburg bei Baden. Schloss Eberstein bei Baden-Baden. Ansicht von Stuttgart. Der Marktplatz in Stuttgart. Das alte Schloss in Stuttgart. Ulm von Südost. Ulm von der Zigellände aus. Das Gögglinger Thor in Ulm. Das Münster zu Ulm.Innere Ansicht des Münsters zu Ulm. Das Rathaus in Ulm. Ulm von der Wilhelmshöhe. Salzburg von Aigen aus. Die Pfarr- oder Franziskaner-Kirche in Salzburg. Der Residenzplatz in Salzburg. Der St.Peters-Kirchhof in Salzburg. Totalansicht von Wien. Asnsicht von Wien. Das Burgthor in Wien. Die Carls (Boromä) Kirche und das Polytechnische Institut in Wien. Die Ferdinands Brücke u.ein Theil der Leopoldsstadt in Wien. Die K.k. Hofburg Wien. Der Hof in Wien. Die Laegerzeile in Wien, Der Kohlmarkt und St. Michaelsplatz in Wien. Ansicht der Maria Stiegen Kirche in Wien. Der hohe Markt in Wien. Die St. Stephans Kirche in Wien. Der Eingang in den Prater zu Wien. Die Sophien oder Praterbrücke in Wien. Der Theseus-Tempel im Volksgarten zu Wien. Ansicht von Innsbruck. Das goldne Dachl zu Innsbruck. Der Marktplatz zu Innsbruck.Der Börsenplatz in Triest. Der grosse Platz in Triest. Der Theaterplatz in Triest. _ x1x

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        Oeuvres complètes. - Vie de Rancé - Mémoires d'Outre-tombe.

      Collective Edition for Complete Works in 25 volumes in Furne & Gosselin and original edition for Life Rance in Delloye Tomee 26, original edition Memories d'Outre-Tombe in Eugene Victor & Sheepish, volumes 27 to 38.Binders half fir sorrow, back with four false nerves decorated with triple boxes stamped cold and cold-nets of heads and tails, paper plates to the tank, guards and contreplats combed lined paper, binders of the time.Our set is enriched with a beautiful letter, mounted upside tab of the half-title of the first volume of memoirs from beyond the grave Chateaubriand signed by the hand of his secretary, dated October 28, 1831 and addressed to Mr. Hyde de Neuville.Exceptional set of Chateaubriand works connected to the same time and composed original editions of The Life of Rance and Memoires d'Outre-Tombe recent enriched with an important autograph letter signed.  Furne & Gosselin -Delloye & Garnier - Eugène et Victor Penaud Paris 1837-1841 & (1844) & 1849-1850 14x23,5cm 38 volumes reliés

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        Le Lac des IV Cantons et Ses Rives Classiques. Souvenir de la Navigation a Vapeur sur le Lac des IV Cantons

      Lucerne Chez Freres Eglin 1837. G : in Good condition. Cover and spine rubbed and bumped. Part of one fold out lithograph removed. Illustrations bright. Contemporary signature of previous owner on paste-down and on title page together with institutional label and an associated stamp on title page First Edition Illustrated hardback board cover 170mm x 110mm (7" x 4"). 76pp. 36 lithographs. Text in French. Signature of Charles Bosanquet dated 6th July 1838 and also on title page. Label of Alnwick Scientific and Mechanical Institution and also stamp on title page.

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        Denkmale einer sehr ausgebildeten Holzbaukunst ... in den innern Landschaften Norwegens. Herausgegeben von ...

      Dresden 1837. Folio. (4) s. 6 pl., (4) s. 9 , 9 pl. (Kompl. m. 24 pl.) Samt. slitt skinnbd. Ryggen mangler. Plansjene rene og pene.. Borgund - Urnes - Hitterdal (Heddal)

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        Der Sammler für Geschichte und Alterthum, Kunst und Natur im Elbthale. Mit Beiträgen von Choulant, Ebert, Engelhardt, E. A. Espe, Falkenstein, Frenzel, Gersdorf, Hohlfeldt, Gustav Klemm, Reichenbach, A. Schiffner und Anderen. 47 Lieferungen in 2 Bänden (vollständig).

      8vo. Mit 101 Abb. auf 89 gef. Taf. (85 Kupfer u. 4 Lithographien) 1 Bl., 367 S., 1 Bl., S. (369)-748 S. Hldr. (2. H. 19. Jh.). auf 4 unechten Bünden m. Rückenvergoldung. Ausführliches und herrlich illustriertes Werk zur Geschichte Dresdens und seiner Umgebung. Je 1-2 Kupfer wurden dem in Lieferungen erschienen Werk beigegeben, sind hier bisweilen an falscher Stelle eingeheftet, sie stellen dar: Vogelwiese im Jahre 1612, Altes Rathaus, alte evangelische Schlosscapelle, Ansicht von Dresden im 17. Jh., Neumarkt, Kreuzkirche im Jahr 1686, Innenraum der Neustädter Kirche, Saturnusfest im Plauenschen Grund 1719, Holländisches Palais, Theater im Großen Garten, Frauenkirche, Ruinen der alten Kreuzkriche 1765, Riesensaal im Dresdner Schlosse 1678, Reithaus m. Innerem, mehrfach den Zwinger sowie Nymphenbad, Großer Garten 1719, Belagerung v. Dresden 1760, Inneres der Oper 1755, Schlachten v. 26./27. Aug. 1813, Decoration der Elbbrücke 1807 u. 1812, zahlr. Kirchen, Brücken, die Theater, die Stadttore u.v.a.m. Mit einem Register. - Einbände etw. berieben. Im Rande v. Bd. 2 kl. Wasserrand. 3 Taf. an Falzkante eingerissen. Insgesamt ansrprechendes u. wohlerhaltenes Ex. gr. [Attributes: First Edition]

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        The Civil Engineer And Architect's Journal, Scientific And Railway Gazette 1837 Vol. I to 1862 Vol. XXIV (an almost complete run missing only Vol XVIII) 23 Volumes in total.

      London ,R. Groombridge, 1837 -1859; London, W. Kent and Co., 1860 - 1862.. First Editions; 4to; an average of 500 pages per volume, in total more than 11,000 pages, numerous text illustrations, and folding wood engravings and maps, contemporary half leather bindings, marbled page edges, marbled boards; some of the bindings are a little weak, boards are worn, leather is dry some cracked at the joints,contents are complete and tight, in all a good clean run of this important journal, occasional single volumes of this journal are offered for sale but rarely significant runs. The illustrations consist of Plans Elevations, Sections and accompaned with Specifications, Quantities, and Estimates of major public works including Public Buildings, Canals, Bridges, Harbours, Mining, Churches Chaples, Theatres, Manufactories, Shop Fronts, Ships, Tunnels, Railways, Railway Stations, and other important works.

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        Shore Lark. Alauda alpestris; (Linn)

      This splendid hand-colored, folio-size lithograph, Common Cormorant. Phalacrocorax Carbo, (Steph), from John Gould?s (1804-1881) monumental book "Birds Europe" (1832-1837) is in very good condition with light spotting throughout. Measuring 21.5" x 14.5", this lithograph magnificently displays the author?s scientific skill and attention to detail. These birds, also called Horned Larks, are expertly hand-colored with brownish upper-parts and distinct black and yellow face patterns. As illustrated in this lithograph, summer males have black "horns," from which it gets its name.John Gould was an English ornithologist, self-taught artist and naturalist. Gould first worked as a gardener under his father in the Royal Gardens of Windsor from 1818-1824, where he began his illustrations. He became an expert taxidermist, opening his own practice in London in 1824 and in 1827 he became the first Curator and Preserver at the museum of the Zoological Society of London. Through his work he was able to meet with the country?s leading naturalists and view new collections of birds given to the Zoological Society.His interest in birds was continually developing and in 1830 he published his first volume on birds, ?A Century of Birds From the Himalaya Mountains.? For the next fifty years, Gould, his wife and artists working with them traveled around Asia, the East Indies and Australia. His wife Elizabeth and other artists were able to transfer his sketches to stone; hand print and hand-color them. One of the most accomplished and engaging natural history works of the 19th century, ?The Birds of Europe? was also the first of Gould's works to feature plates by Edward Lear.A total of sixty-eight images bear Lear's name, and they are among the most remarkable bird drawings ever made. Lear endowed his illustrations with some measure of his own whimsy and intelligence, and his style is at once fluidly spontaneous and realistically precise. In this way, the images of ?The Birds of Europe? are amazingly distinctive, while also highly realistic. Gould undertook this work partly in an effort to redress the imbalance between the study of local and foreign ornithology.Gould portrayed birds native to Europe in a manner that had only been thought appropriate for the colorful species of distant places. In this way he managed to draw much popular interest back to native birds, which were suddenly considered equally beautiful to exotic species.

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        Traité des Bandages. + Atlas.

      - Deuxième Èdition, revue, corrigée et consdiérablement augumentée-. - Paris, Méquignon-Mavis Père et Fils, 1837, 8°, XXXXII, 536 pp.; (2) pp., 20 feine lith. Tafeln, 2 Halbledereinbände; Tafeln vereinzelt mit Stempel. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Recherches sur la probabilite des jugements en matiere criminelle et en matiere civile, precedees des regles generales du calcul des probabilites.

      Paris, Bachelier, 1837.. 415 S. 4°, Broschiert. Papiereinband mit Einrissen, Seiten stellenweise noch unaufgeschnitten, Randläsuren. Stellenweise etwas braunfleckig.

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        Christian Institutes

      London - J. G. and F. Rivington, 1837 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. First edition. A first edition of this series of critical essays on Christian institutes by clergyman Christopher Wordsworth. Though a high-churchman of the old school, Wordsworth was awake to the danger of laying too much stress upon the church as a mere establishment. Similarly, he was capable of appreciating the good in other Christian traditions, a fact exemplified by his continuing cordial relations with his wife's Quaker relatives, by his praise for the private use made by continental clergy of the Roman Catholic breviary, and by his deliberate inclusion of works by Richard Baxter, in his Christian Institutes (4 vols. , 1837), a work of otherwise impeccable Anglican orthodoxy. (DNB)Two volumes of four only (volume II and III). Condition: In diced calf bindings. Externally, rather worn, with rubbing and marks. Slight wear to the heads of the spines. Three joints starting. Some evidence of past worming to the boards and spines. Dampstaining to the front board of volume II. Internally, generally firmly bound. Ink signatures to front pastedowns. Pages are quite bright, and generally clean, with just the occasional patch of foxing. Some spillmarks to the textblock edge also, and tidemarks to the endpapers, with mould to the rear of Volume II. Overall: GOOD ONLY with GOOD interiors..

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        DOVETON; OR, THE MAN OF MANY IMPULSES. By the Author of "Jerningham."

      London: Smith, Elder and Co.,. 1837. 12mo, three volumes,. ninteenth-century three-quarter calf and marbled boards,. Volume one lacks the half title; half title leaves present in volumes. two and three. Binding worn at edges some loss from upper spine ends,. split along outer joint of volume one repaired, a sound, good copy. with fine interior. (#133083). First edition. Sir John William Kaye (1814-1876) was a prolific writer, especially on military history. This domestic romance, his second novel, is dedicated to Mary Catherine Puckle, whom he married in 1839. His novels, anonymously or pseudonymously published, were usually printed in small editions for private distribution. All of them are rare. Sutherland, Victorian Fiction, p. 344. Block, The English Novel 1740-1850, p. 126. Not in Sadleir or Wolff.

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        Maria Immaculata auf Wolken und von zwei Engeln begleitet.

      . Feder in Grau, grau laviert, mit brauner Tuschlinie umrandet, auf Bütten, auf China aufgezogen. 24:21,2 cm. Provenienz: Sammlung E. Führer, Essen, nicht bei Lugt.. 1837 während seines Aufenthaltes in Rom schuf Foltz zwei Madonnenbilder und später noch mehrfach für bayerische Kirchen.

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        Morristown New York Carpenter and Farmer's Account Book and Diary 1837-1862

      Couper, Morristown, New York - Approx. 7 3/4" X 6 1/4" ledger with marble paper covered boards and leather backstrip. The first 8 sheets is an index used to record names with numbers written to the side. Account dates for named individuals begin in 1837. Most of the account details are from early 1840s. Account information is recorded into the late 1850s. Following the account details midway through the ledger is a diary that commences on July 1, 1856 and are finishes on November 30th, 1862. Pages following the diary are not used for writing with the exception of handwritten days, dates and months arranged in columns ending on December 31st, 1864. Condition of the ledger is good. The lower section of the spine is chipped and starting to come loose from the front board. The handwriting is very small but for the most part is easy to read. Laid inside the ledger book are several misc. pieces of paper, recites, news clippings, etc. The ledger and diary appear to be kept by a Couper family member (possibly Emily Couper) with several family references stated in possessive form. The diary covers weather, births, marriage, deaths, farming, carpentry, surveying, travel, handwritten copied news, pencil diagrams, written narratives, directions for repairing things, supplies, and many more interesting observations. The diary records the local 1860 Presidential Election results showing Abraham Lincoln and Hamlin vote totals. The keeper of the diary also records the names of family members volunteering for the Civil War. One family member was turned away because of health reasons. Interesting details are provided regarding one of the Couper family members John Couper. His name and address are recorded inside. John H. Couper resided in Lewiston, Dakota Co. Minnesota (Territory).

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        Beschreibung des für die Feuerwacht auf dem St. Petersthurme in München ausgeführten Pyroskop's von Dr. C.Steinheil.

      . Akad. Wiss. München, 1837-1843 - Abh. math.-pysik. Classe der k. Bayer. Akad. Wiss. - München, Georg, Weiss'schen Buchdruckerei, (1843), 4°, Titelbl., pp.563-585, mit 9 gefalt. lithogr. Tafeln von G.Seeberger, geprägter Leinenband der Zeit.. Erste Ausgabe! - Carl Steinheils Pyroskop ermöglichte eine sichere Bestimmung der jeweiligen Brandstelle in München und den Ortschaften im näheren Umkreis. Eine Tafel mit dem Grundriss des Turmes von St. Peter und den Einzelheiten des Pyroskops, die restlichen acht zeigen ein ca. 250 cm langes Panorama von München vom Turm gesehen; 1848 wurde dann die Feuerwache durch eine Telegraphenleitung mit dem Hauptfeuerhaus auf dem Jakobsplatz verbunden, dies war die erste Verwendung des neuerfundenen "elektrischen Telegraphen" für Feuerwehrzwecke. - Poggendorf II, 997; vgl. Lentner 13753; Pfister II, 66.

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        Sketches by Boz Second Series Two Vols in One

      John Macrone, 1837. Second Edition. Hardcover. Fair/No Dustjacket. 1837. Second Edition. 375 pages. No dust jacket. Privately bound. Light brown cloth boards with gilt lettering. Pages remain reasonably bright with inscription to front endpaper and strong foxing throughout. Slight cracking to front hinge exposing netting but pages remain tight and text block edge has light scuffing. Binding is firm with moderate corner bumping and soiling to boards. Spine is tanned with moderate edge wear and rubbing. Title page is very creased with loss. Inscription to front end paper.

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        Don Carlos e i Suoi Difensori. Collezione di Ritratti Originali con Introduzione e Notizia Biografica sopra ciascuno dei personaggi rappresentati.

      Firenze, per V. Batelli e Figli, 1837. - in-folio. Frontispice. 94pp. 21 planches hors-texte (dont 3 planches coloriées et 1 fac-simile de lettre manuscrite). Demi-veau vert à coins, bande dorée à palmettes le long du cartonnage, dos lisse orné (Reliure de l'époque). Edition Originale italienne, parue simultanément avec une édition française à l'occasion de la première guerre carliste (1833-1839), de cette très rare galerie de portraits des personnalités les plus éminentes du parti carliste espagnol, avec pour chacun un notice biographique: Abarca, D.Sebastián, Erro, Aznares, Zumalacárregui, Eguía, Moreno, Villarreal, etc. Les portraits lithographiés par divers artistes italiens ont été dessinés par Isidore Maguès, peintre portraitiste et pastelliste français dont c'est l'une des premières productions (Benezit situe ses débuts au salon de 1842). Trois planches sont coloriées (en particulier celle représentant l'uniforme des troupes carlistes). Bel exemplaire. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        SYSTEM OF MINERALOGY: INCLUDING AN EXTENDED TREATISE ON CRYSTALLOGRAPHY

      Durrie & Peck and Herrick & Noyes, New Haven, CT 1837 - 8vo. contemporary full leather, red leather spine label. xiv, 452, 119+(1) pages. Rinderknecht 43948. Preface, table of contents, introduction, two appendices, mineralogical bibliography of American and foreign works, index, errata. With numerous engraved illustrations, charts, and tables. Two foldout illustrations follow text. Covers rubbed and scuffed, especially along edges. Front outside joint cracking. Inside hinges cracked. Light foxing throughout text. Previous owner's name on front free endpaper. One foldout chipped at edge. contemporary full leather, red leather spine label [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Pupuläres Physikalisches Lexikon oder Handwörterbuch der gesammten Naturlehre für die Gebildeten aus allen Ständen. 4 Bände. Mit 8 gefalt. Tafeln in 1. Band; 5 Tafeln in 2. Band; 7 Tafeln in 3. Band; 8 Tafeln in 4. Band

      Leipzig: Otto Wigand 1834-1837 - HLDr.der Zeit, viii, 642 S.; 696 S., 750 S., 1004 S., mit 2 Rückenschildchen. Einbände gering berieben u. abgegriffen. Mehrfach gestempelt auch verso auf Tafeln; alte Besitzersignaturen. Seiten stellenweise leicht altersgebräunt bzw. stockfleckig, sonst sehr gut erhaltenes Exemplar. * Our books are stored in a warehouse, not in the shop. If you want to visit us and see a specific book, please notify us in advance. Unsere Bücher werden nicht in unserem Geschäft, sondern in einem Lager am Stadtrand Prags verwahrt. Bitte teilen Sie uns vorher mit, wenn Sie uns besuchen und ein bestimmtes Buch ansehen wollen. * Book Language/s: de [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Antikvariat Valentinska]
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        Die Reise der Herren Karl Green, Robert Hollond und Thomas Monk-Mason von London nach Weilburg am 7. und 8. November 1836 in dem Luftschiffe Royal-Vauxhall-Nassau. Voraus geht eine kurze Geschichte der Aeronautik

      Weilburg, Lanz 1837.. Mit einer lithograph. Tafel. IV, 68 S. Bedruckter Orig.-Pappband. Goldschnitt. Liebmann/Wahl 1150. - Sehr seltene Beschreibung der berühmten Ballonfahrt. Enthält anfangs eine kurze Geschichte der Aeronautik und dann hauptsächlich die Beschreibung des Ballons und der dazugehörigen Instrumente sowie die Geschichte der Reise. "Die hier festgehaltenen Angaben beruhen auf allseitiger Autopsie der Verfasser, theils auf schriftlichen und mündlichen Mittheilungen der Reisenden selbst" (Vorwort). Als Mitverfasser wird der Weilburger Lehrer Eduard Christian Francke vermutet. - Das dekorative Frontispiz zeigt den Ballon von Green über Weilburg und wurde nach einer zurückgelassenen Handzeichnung von Robert Hollond gefertigt. - Einband etwas stockfleckig. Titel verso mit altem Adelsstempel.

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Turszynski]
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        The English Counties Delineated; or a Topographical Description of England

      London: George Virtue, 1837.. Two volumes. 4to. xxiv, 484; (ii), 582 pp. Contemporary half brown calf over marbled boards, spine with wide raised bands, gilt lettered green title labels and lettered direct to another panel. Light rubbing to extremities, else very good. 2 frontispieces, 2 engraved title pages, folding map of England and Wales, a map of the Inland Navigations over 4 sheets, a plate illustrating the comparative heights of hills plus 54 maps, some folding, of counties and towns.

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        Natural History and Antiquities of Selborne, The

      London: Printed [at the Chiswick Press] for J. and A. Arch; Longman and Co.,[et al], 1837. - A Superb Art Nouveau Binding[KELLIEGRAM BINDING]. WHITE, Gilbert. The Natural History and Antiquities of Selborne. With the Naturalist's Calendar; and Miscellaneous Observations, extracted from his papers. London: Printed [at the Chiswick Press] for J. and A. Arch; Longman and Co.,[et al], [1837]. Octavo (8 7/16 x 5 1/4 inches; 214 x 135 mm.). xxiv, 640 pp. Forty-five engraved vignette illustrations. A New Edition; with notes , by Edward Turner Bennett and others. Original front cloth cover and spine bound in at end.Bound ca. 1910 in a stunning Art Noveau binding of dark green crushed morocco, handsomely gilt and inlaid, by Kelliegram (stamp-signed on rear turn-in), covers with fanciful Art Nouveau-style frame formed by inlaid flowers of sky blue and leaves in two shades of green, these inlays connected by gilt and inlaid red morocco dots, and the spaces between them featuring swooping gilt birds and sprinklings of gilt dots; raised bands, spine compartments tooled in gilt with similar inlaid leaves and flowers, turn-ins with gilt tendrils and continuing the bird, flower, and leaf motifs, the turn-ins enclosing pictorial morocco doublures, the front doublure depicting Gilbert White’s vine-covered house in Selbourne, the rear a slate-roofed country church and cemetery, moss green silk endleaves, all edges gilt. Original cloth spine and cover bound in at rear. Housed in a ca. 1930s felt lined, quarter dark green morocco clamshell case by James MacDonald of Norwalk, Conn.With numerous engravings of flora, fauna, and landscapes in the text. Verso of front free endpaper with engraved armorial bookplate of James Douglas.This is a lovely copy of White’s beloved account of the wonders of nature, offered in a very pleasing pictorial binding from the firm that is best known for that kind of work. First published in 1789, Gilbert White’s beloved account of the wonders of nature, which he wished to inspire readers to observe in their own backyards, "is open to everyone, for everyone has observed much of what it describes. Writer and reader each share the inheritance of the natural world, and delight in what is given, so that Selbourne becomes an expression of universal thanksgiving, treasured by all." (DNB) The present edition is in a binding that reflects the passions of the writer’s life. Kelly & Sons had one of the longest histories in the London binding trade, having been founded in 1770 by John Kellie, as the name was then spelled. The firm was continued by successive members of the family into the 1930s. Though the bindery would never be considered among the two or three outstanding workshops, it produced consistently high quality bindings and was notably innovative in its designs. Our cover design is animated and unusual, the gilt birds in flight adding a charming note of whimsy to the graceful Art Nouveau design. As with many Kelliegram bindings, pictorial inlays are prominently featured – though here they are atypically large and found inside, rather than on, the covers. The doublures represent two things dear to White’s heart: his Selbourne home, "The Wakes," and a small country church like the one where he served as a perpetual curate, forsaking a more brilliant career in the church or at Oxford in order to remain in the place that he loved. The doublure scenes employ at least ten different consonant colors of morocco and much incising to give a fine level of detail. James Douglas (1867-1949) was the founder of the Phelps Dodge mining empire in Arizona. He was known by the colorful nickname "Rawhide Jimmy" for his method of protecting the rollers on mining equipment with untanned leather. Douglas’ bookplate gives us an idea of the size and range of his library: the design includes the words "History Science Literature Theology" and there is a space provided for a shelf number, in which the complete Dewey Decimal call number for this work has been neatly written.

      [Bookseller: David Brass Rare Books, Inc.]
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        Great Black Woodpecker, Picus martius (Linn)

      London 1837 - This splendid hand-colored, folio-size lithograph, Great black Woodpecker, Picus martius (Linn), from John Gould’s (1804-1881) monumental book "Birds Europe" (1832-1837) is in very good condition with light foxing throughout. Measuring 21.5" x 14.5", this lithograph magnificently displays the author’s scientific skill and attention to detail. These Great Black Woodpeckers are expertly hand-colored in rich black with red crowns. Precise lines define and detail each feather adding dimension to their bodies. The woodpeckers are illustrated resting on a tree branch, one peering at a small bug. John Gould was an English ornithologist, self-taught artist and naturalist. Gould first worked as a gardener under his father in the Royal Gardens of Windsor from 1818-1824, where he began his illustrations. He became an expert taxidermist, opening his own practice in London in 1824 and in 1827 he became the first Curator and Preserver at the museum of the Zoological Society of London. Through his work he was able to meet with the country’s leading naturalists and view new collections of birds given to the Zoological Society. His interest in birds was continually developing and in 1830 he published his first volume on birds, “A Century of Birds From the Himalaya Mountains.” For the next fifty years, Gould, his wife and artists working with them traveled around Asia, the East Indies and Australia. His wife Elizabeth and other artists were able to transfer his sketches to stone; hand print and hand-color them. One of the most accomplished and engaging natural history works of the 19th century, “The Birds of Europe” was also the first of Gould's works to feature plates by Edward Lear. A total of sixty-eight images bear Lear's name, and they are among the most remarkable bird drawings ever made. Lear endowed his illustrations with some measure of his own whimsy and intelligence, and his style is at once fluidly spontaneous and realistically precise. In this way, the images of “The Birds of Europe” are amazingly distinctive, while also highly realistic. Gould undertook this work partly in an effort to redress the imbalance between the study of local and foreign ornithology. Gould portrayed birds native to Europe in a manner that had only been thought appropriate for the colorful species of distant places. In this way he managed to draw much popular interest back to native birds, which were suddenly considered equally beautiful to exotic species.

      [Bookseller: Arader Galleries San Francisco]
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        Race for the Great St. Leger Stakes, 1836. Doncaster Races. (Tafel 2). London 1837. Altkolor. Aquatinta-Radierung von J. Harris nach J. Pollard. 44 x 55 cm.,

      1837 - Prächtige Rennpferde auf der Bahn, im Hintergrund Zuschauer, Kutschen, und Gebäude auf dem Lande.- Auf Papier montiert. Gewicht in Gramm: 500

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Daniel Schramm e.K.]
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        MAP OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK COMPILED FROM THE LATEST AUTHORITIES.

      Philadelphia: S. Augustus Mitchell, . 1837 - Folding pocket map, 17 x 20 1/2 inches, with full period color. Bound into 16mo. brown leather boards, stamped in blind and gilt-stamped "Traveller's Map of New-York." Boards rubbed and edgeworn. Statistical table laid down inside front cover. Minor repairs, a bit of staining, else quite good. The third Mitchell edition of D.H. Vance's map of New York State, with five insets: "Map of the Hudson River," "Vicinity of Albany," "Vicinity of New York," "Vicinity of the Falls of Niagara" and "Vicinity of Rochester." This edition is not listed in Rumsey or in Phillips.

      [Bookseller: William Reese Company - Americana]
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        Natural History and Antiquities of Selborne, The

      1837. A Superb Art Nouveau Binding[KELLIEGRAM BINDING]. WHITE, Gilbert. The Natural History and Antiquities of Selborne. With the Naturalist's Calendar; and Miscellaneous Observations, extracted from his papers. London: Printed [at the Chiswick Press] for J. and A. Arch; Longman and Co.,[et al], [1837]. Octavo (8 7/16 x 5 1/4 inches; 214 x 135 mm.). xxiv, 640 pp. Forty-five engraved vignette illustrations. A New Edition; with notes , by Edward Turner Bennett and others. Original front cloth cover and spine bound in at end.Bound ca. 1910 in a stunning Art Noveau binding of dark green crushed morocco, handsomely gilt and inlaid, by Kelliegram (stamp-signed on rear turn-in), covers with fanciful Art Nouveau-style frame formed by inlaid flowers of sky blue and leaves in two shades of green, these inlays connected by gilt and inlaid red morocco dots, and the spaces between them featuring swooping gilt birds and sprinklings of gilt dots; raised bands, spine compartments tooled in gilt with similar inlaid leaves and flowers, turn-ins with gilt tendrils and continuing the bird, flower, and leaf motifs, the turn-ins enclosing pictorial morocco doublures, the front doublure depicting Gilbert White?'s vine-covered house in Selbourne, the rear a slate-roofed country church and cemetery, moss green silk endleaves, all edges gilt. Original cloth spine and cover bound in at rear. Housed in a ca. 1930s felt lined, quarter dark green morocco clamshell case by James MacDonald of Norwalk, Conn.With numerous engravings of flora, fauna, and landscapes in the text. Verso of front free endpaper with engraved armorial bookplate of James Douglas.This is a lovely copy of White?'s beloved account of the wonders of nature, offered in a very pleasing pictorial binding from the firm that is best known for that kind of work. First published in 1789, Gilbert White?'s beloved account of the wonders of nature, which he wished to inspire readers to observe in their own backyards, ?"is open to everyone, for everyone has observed much of what it describes. Writer and reader each share the inheritance of the natural world, and delight in what is given, so that Selbourne becomes an expression of universal thanksgiving, treasured by all.?" (DNB) The present edition is in a binding that reflects the passions of the writer?'s life. Kelly & Sons had one of the longest histories in the London binding trade, having been founded in 1770 by John Kellie, as the name was then spelled. The firm was continued by successive members of the family into the 1930s. Though the bindery would never be considered among the two or three outstanding workshops, it produced consistently high quality bindings and was notably innovative in its designs. Our cover design is animated and unusual, the gilt birds in flight adding a charming note of whimsy to the graceful Art Nouveau design. As with many Kelliegram bindings, pictorial inlays are prominently featured ?- though here they are atypically large and found inside, rather than on, the covers. The doublures represent two things dear to White?'s heart: his Selbourne home, ?"The Wakes,?" and a small country church like the one where he served as a perpetual curate, forsaking a more brilliant career in the church or at Oxford in order to remain in the place that he loved. The doublure scenes employ at least ten different consonant colors of morocco and much incising to give a fine level of detail. James Douglas (1867-1949) was the founder of the Phelps Dodge mining empire in Arizona. He was known by the colorful nickname ?"Rawhide Jimmy?" for his method of protecting the rollers on mining equipment with untanned leather. Douglas?' bookplate gives us an idea of the size and range of his library: the design includes the words ?"History Science Literature Theology?" and there is a space provided for a shelf number, in which the complete Dewey Decimal call number for this work has been neatly written.

      [Bookseller: David Brass Rare Books, Inc.]
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        Black-Eared Wheat Ear, Saxicola aurita; (Temm)

      London 1837 - This splendid hand-colored, folio-size lithograph, Black-Eared Wheat Ear, Saxicola aurita; (Temm), from John Gould’s (1804-1881) monumental book "Birds Europe" (1832-1837) is in excellent condition with a few light foxing marks. Measuring 21.5" x 14.5", this lithograph magnificently displays the author’s scientific skill and attention to detail. These Black-Eared Wheatears are expertly hand colored, the male seen on the ground with a white forehead and crown, buff body and black wings. The female, perched on the branch, is similarly colored but with an all buff head. John Gould was an English ornithologist, self-taught artist and naturalist. Gould first worked as a gardener under his father in the Royal Gardens of Windsor from 1818-1824, where he began his illustrations. He became an expert taxidermist, opening his own practice in London in 1824 and in 1827 he became the first Curator and Preserver at the museum of the Zoological Society of London. Through his work he was able to meet with the country’s leading naturalists and view new collections of birds given to the Zoological Society. His interest in birds was continually developing and in 1830 he published his first volume on birds, “A Century of Birds From the Himalaya Mountains.” For the next fifty years, Gould, his wife and artists working with them traveled around Asia, the East Indies and Australia. His wife Elizabeth and other artists were able to transfer his sketches to stone; hand print and hand-color them. One of the most accomplished and engaging natural history works of the 19th century, “The Birds of Europe” was also the first of Gould's works to feature plates by Edward Lear. A total of sixty-eight images bear Lear's name, and they are among the most remarkable bird drawings ever made. Lear endowed his illustrations with some measure of his own whimsy and intelligence, and his style is at once fluidly spontaneous and realistically precise. In this way, the images of “The Birds of Europe” are amazingly distinctive, while also highly realistic. Gould undertook this work partly in an effort to redress the imbalance between the study of local and foreign ornithology. Gould portrayed birds native to Europe in a manner that had only been thought appropriate for the colorful species of distant places. In this way he managed to draw much popular interest back to native birds, which were suddenly considered equally beautiful to exotic species.

      [Bookseller: Arader Galleries San Francisco]
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