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        Avocet. Recurvirostra avocetta; (Linn)

      London 1837 - This splendid hand-colored, folio-size lithograph, Avocet. Recurvirostra avocetta; (Linn), from John Gould’s (1804-1881) monumental book "Birds Europe" (1832-1837) is in good condition with light foxing and staining throughout and evidence of verso page text. Measuring 14.75" x 21.5", this lithograph magnificently displays the author’s scientific skill and attention to detail. Commonly called Pied Avocet, this large wading bird is finely colored in black and white with blueish legs. The upturned bill, an Avocet characteristic allows for easier feeling in the shallow waters where live. 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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        Das Recht des Besitzes. Eine civilistische Abhandlung.

      Giessen, Druck und Verlag von Georg Friedrich Heyer, Vater, 1837.. 6., vermehrte und verbess. Aufl. 8vo. LXXII, 688 S., 1 Bl. (Druckfehler). Neuer Halbledereinband. (Papier stellenw. etw. gebräunt).. Letzte von Savigny verbesserte und vermehrte Auflage!

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        Anleitung zur Analyse organischer Körper

      Brauschweig : Bruck Und Verlad Von Friedrich Vieweg Und Suhn , 1837. First edition of one of the worlds 100 books famous in science. Contains 2 folded copper engraved plates, 1 lithographed plate, 2 folding charts - includes the rare folding chart at the end of the book which was designed to be pasted to board and hung as a wall chart. Horblit 67, Paolini 237, Dibner 46. Ex library book marked discard. There are 2 lines drawn on the introduction page other wise the book appears to be notation and defect free. The book has some light foxing but the pages are mostly remarkably bright given the age of the book. This book was printed on very good paper. This book was issued as a soft cover book and the rear soft cover has been bound into this book. Very collectible book and a nice candidate for rebinding in a fine binding. .. First Edition. Hard Cover. Very Good/No Dust Jacket. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Ex-Library.

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        Journal des National-Theaters in Bamberg

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

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        Griffon Vulture. Vultur Fulvus, (Linn)

      London 1837 - John Gould (1804-1881) 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. This hand-colored lithograph, Vulture Fulvus, (Linn), measures 21.5” x 14.75” and is in very good condition with light foxing and staining throughout. This vulture, commonly called the Griffon Vulture, is expertly hand-colored in rich shades of brown and gray with a white collar and head. The precise lines on this bird detail and define each feather creating a large plumage. The Griffon Vulture has a large wing span with small, darkly colored tail feathers. This vulture is prominently displayed among an abstract background, where the artists fine detailing and shading can be appreciated.

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        Sha-Ha-Ka, A Mandan Chief

      Philadelphia: E. C. Biddle, 1837. Lithograph, printed and hand-colored by J. T. Bowen after a portrait by Saint-Memin in the American Philosophical Society. In excellent condition apart from faint off-setting in plate. A fine image from McKenney and Hall's 'Indian Tribes of North America': `One of the most important [works] ever published on the American Indians' (Field),` a landmark in American culture' (Horan) and an invaluable contemporary record of a vanished way of life. Shahaka, or Coyote (c. 1765 - c. 1810) was known to Lewis and Clark as Big White. He was a large, affable man, and unusually talkative, a trait despised by Native Americans generally. Chief of the "Lower Village" of Mandan on the Missouri in present day North Dakota, he won the friendship of Lewis, Clark and the rest of the expedition, and he was invited back to meet President Jefferson who entertained him at Monticello. During his visit to Philadelphia, Charles Balthasar Julien Febret de Saint-Mémin painted the chief's portrait, which was given to the American Philosophical Society, and it is from this that McKenney's portrait was made. Accused of being seduced by the white man's world and of fabricating tales, Shahaka's people were extremely uninterested in hearing his travel stories. He was killed in a battle with the Sioux a few years later. Mckenney and Hall's 'Indian Tribes of North America' has long been renowned for its faithful portraits of Native Americans. The portraits are largely based on paintings by the artist Charles Bird King, who was employed by the War Department to paint the Indian delegates visiting Washington D.C., forming the basis of the War Department's Indian Gallery. Most of King's original paintings were subsequently destroyed in a fire at the Smithsonian, and their appearance in McKenney and Hall's magnificent work is thus our only record of the likenesses of many of the most prominent Indian leaders of the nineteenth century. Numbered among King's sitters were Sequoyah, Red Jacket, Major Ridge, Cornplanter, and Osceola. After six years as Superintendent of Indian Trade, Thomas McKenney had become concerned for the survival of the Western tribes. He had observed unscrupulous individuals taking advantage of the Native Americans for profit, and his vocal warnings about their future prompted his appointment by President Monroe to the Office of Indian Affairs. As first director, McKenney was to improve the administration of Indian programs in various government offices. His first trip was during the summer of 1826 to the Lake Superior area for a treaty with the Chippewa, opening mineral rights on their land. In 1827, he journeyed west again for a treaty with the Chippewa, Menominee , and Winebago in the present state of Michigan. His journeys provided an unparalleled opportunity to become acquainted with Native American tribes. When President Jackson dismissed him from his government post in 1830, McKenney was able to turn more of his attention to his publishing project. Within a few years, he was joined by James Hall, a lawyer who had written extensively about the west. McKenney and Hall saw their work as a way of preserving an accurate visual record of a rapidly disappearing culture. (Gilreath). Cf. Howes M129; cf. Bennett 79; cf. Field 992; cf. Lipperheide Mc 4; cf. Reese American Color Plate Books 24; cf. Sabin 43410a.

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        Journal de la navigation autour du globe de la frégate La Thétis et de la corvette L'Espérance pendant les années 1824, 1825 et 1826.

      Paris: Arthus Bertrand, 1837 - Deux volumes in-4 et un volume d'atlas grand in folio. Texte: xvi, 742p. (deux ff. inversés pp. 3-6), et [viii], 351p., 165p., [2p. errata]. Atlas: [2ff.: titre, table], et 56 planches et cartes comprenant: 34 vues et planches de scènes diverses lithographiées et tirées sur Chine monté, 12 planches d'histoire naturelle finement coloriées (oiseaux, kangourou, papillons, plantes et animaux divers), 8 cartes et profils des côtes à double page, 1 planche double coloriée représentant des types d'embarcations, et une grande carte dépliante de l'itinéraire suivi. Jolie reliure pastiche, uniforme pour les trois volumes, en demi-veau havane, dos lisses ornés de filets dorés avec pièces de titre et de tomaison rouges et noires, plats et gardes marbrés. Mouillures pâles dans les volumes de texte, affectant le dernier quart du premier volume et la première moitié du second; quelques rousseurs dans l'atlas, pour l'essentiel confinées au support des planches mais n'affectant pas les tirages sur Chine, avec une tache plus développée sue le plan n°49. Fils aîné du célèbre navigateur du "Voyage autour du Monde" au siècle précédent, Hyacinthe de Bougainville (1781 - 1846) entre dans la Marine à sa sortie de Polytechnique, et participe de 1800 à 1814 à l'expédition de Baudin aux terres australes. En 1824 il prend le commandement de la présente expédition, dont le but principal est de renouer les relations commerciales et diplomatiques avec l'Annam et la Chine. Après avoir doublé le cap de Bonne Espérance et fait escale à l'île Bourbon, l'expédition rejoint Macao puis le port annamite de Tourane en janvier 1825. Malgré un accueil au port en grande pompe, Bougainville ne peut obtenir d'audience de l'empereur, qui refuse même la lettre de Louis XVIII. Il se rend alors à Java et contourne l'Australie au Sud pour rejoindre la Tasmanie, puis Port Jackson (Sydney). Les navires traversent ensuite le Pacifique et font escale à Rio et Valparaiso avant de rejoindre Brest en juin 1826. Si les résultats politiques de l'expédition sont décevants, l'expédition rapporte des observations géographiques et scientifiques intéressantes. La plus grande partie du second volume est consacrée aux notes explicatives détaillées des planches de l'atlas par De La Touanne, aux descriptions d'histoire naturelle par Lesson, et à la discussion des observations astronomiques par Fabré, La Pierre, Penaud et Jeanneret. Le spectaculaire atlas contient de nombreuses vues de paysages tirées sur Chine et de belles planches coloriées d'histoire naturelle dont de superbes oiseaux.

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        Anser Segetum (Bean-Goose)

      London 1837 - This splendid hand-colored, folio-size lithograph, Anser Segetum, from John Gould’s (1804-1881) monumental book "Birds of Great Britain" (1862-1873) is in good condition with staining and foxing throughout. Measuring 14.75" x 21.5", this lithograph displays the author’s scientific skill and attention to detail. Commonly called Bean-Geese, these birds are expertly hand-colored with brown and black feathers, beaks, and vibrant orange feet. Precise lines define and detail each feather and the intricate patterns on the geese. 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. Gould was especially proud of this sumptuous work “Birds of Great Britain” describing the volumes as a return to his old love of native birds. Unlike in earlier publications, however, the illustrations incorporate more nests, eggs, and young than the earlier works, with a focus on landscapes and family groupings. The ornithologist and his collaborators took more of an interest in creating accurate, appropriate settings, and included more plants and fully delineated environments, resulting in a number of lavish scenes of action and interaction. Gould's rightful pride in these illustrations was reflected in his preface explanation of their coloring: " every sky with its varied tints and every feather of each bird were colored by hand; and when it is considered that nearly two hundred and eighty thousand illustrations in the present work have been so treated, it will most likely cause some astonishment to those who give the subject a thought." Gould's pride in “The Birds of Great Britain” was matched by its public success.

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        Manuscript Volume containing the text of 15 Sermons preached in Wiltshire.

      "Wiltshire" -8 1837 - 8vo., 203 pages, (approx 50,000 words), written throughout in one neat hand, bound in half black morocco, now worn with most of backstrip absent. A Collection of 15 long Non Conformist sermons preached by a variety of Preachers collected and written in one hand, possibly that of Pinniger. The first Sermon "On the Word of God" starts "My Brethren." and signed at end "Mr Morgan on behalf of the Society for instructing the Irish" (35pages). Other Sermons are noted in pencil as preached by "Phipps, Horlock or Cockle", another is "Preached by the Rev. B. Elliot on behalf of the London Missionary Society at Averbury", another "Promotion of Xry (sic) amongst Jews by the Rev. Ayerst. Missionary from Berlin", and finally "On a recent occurrence at Swindon". Of particular interest is the Elliot sermon. Elliot was a particularly popular preacher operating in the environs of Devizes and notice of his passing was posted in The Gentleman's Magazine (Vol. 58, Part 2, p. 1184), appended with the note: "When he quitted the Church of England we have not learned." Elliot was an anti-slavery campaigner and one of the two prominent charismatic preachers (the other being Robert Sloper) noted by Pevsner as being attached to the Congregationalist Chapel of St. Mary's in Devizes. Elliot in fact succeeded Sloper at St. Mary's and is reputed to have done more than any other single individual to raise the profile of Congregationalism & its attendant interests, including anti-slavery and the London Missionary Society, in the county. The Avebury sermon was most likely to have been delivered at the Avebury Congregational Chapel. We think it highly probable that the compiler of this volume, J.F. Pinniger, was associated with, or related to, the company Robbins, Lane & Pinniger which owned much of the village of Woodborough in the Vale of Pewsey, a short distance from Avebury, at this time when it was responsible for building barges for use on the Kennet & Avon Canal. [Attributes: Signed Copy; Soft Cover]

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        The Posthumous Papers of the Pickwick Club

      London: Chapman & Hall 1837. xvi., 609 pp., respined - green calf with red morocco title label. Boards are contemporary dark green diced calf with a gilt border. A couple of the later pages have tears that do not effect text, stab marks - bound from parts. Plates by Phiz are quite stained. . Very Good. Full Calf. First Edition, Second Issue. 1837. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.

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        Illustrations of the History and Practices of the Thugs, and Notices of Some of the Proceedings of the Government of India.

      Wm. H. Allen & Co., London 1837 - half-leather Bookplate on fixed flyleaf. Some slight rubbing & scuffing, VG. 22x14cm, (2), 475 pp, Nineteenth century binder's half-leather. Raised spine edges. Heraldic device on spine. Full title concludes: ".Proceedings of the Government of India, for the Suppression of the Crime of Thuggee". Bookplate on fixed flyleaf. Some slight rubbing & scuffing, VG. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        The Felonry of New South Wales. The Felonry of New South Wales: Being a faithful picture of the real romance of life in Botany Bay

      For the Author, Whaley and Co, London 1837 - Octavo, with a folding map of the Town of Sydney as frontispiece (repaired), bound in later half calf. First edition of this controversial book, published in London, and unanimously attacked in Australia as frivolous, slanderous, and prejudiced.The 1830s saw increased friction in New South Wales between colonial conservatives and the liberal governor, Sir Richard Bourke, who introduced a number of reforms that endeared him to the Emancipists, notably a new law allowing former convicts to serve as jurors and criminal cases to be tried by civil juries. Bourke retaliated to the attacks of Mudie and other opponents by depriving them of their Magistracies: "This loss of caste was too much for Mudie, who sold up and returned to England vowing revenge. It came in the form of a hastily written book? 'Felonry', Mudie explained, was his own word, encompassing all of the 'criminal population' of the colony, including the Emancipists, no matter what their wealth or professional standing. It corresponded, he said, to the orders of the old world - 'the tribe of appellatives distinguished by the same termination, as peasantry, tenantry, yeomanry, gentry?&c.' Such people, he argued, were 'for ever infamous? infamous in law? unworthy of future trust'; they and their offspring should be disenfranchised forever?" (Robert Hughes, "The Fatal Shore", 1987, p. 330). Mudie's word has duly made its way into the Oxford English Dictionary.In 1840, Mudie foolishly returned to Sydney, but apparently not sufficient time had elapsed; the son of one of his victims publicly horsewhipped him. From the collection of Robert Edwards. [Attributes: First Edition]

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        Account of an Expedition to the Interior of New Holland. Account of an Expedition to the Interior of New Holland

      London: Richard Bentley, 1837. Small octavo; half-title discarded, no publisher's advertisements which appear in some copies; a fine copy in full green morocco by Sangorski & Sutcliffe. Imaginary travels in the Australian inland. Rare Australian utopia and imaginary voyage: first edition of this fantastical tale chronicling an 1835 expedition from Bathurst to the interior, in which the exploring party comes across a group of English-speaking settlers, part of an utopian civilisation of three or four million, descendants of sixteenth-century refugees from the Reformation wars intermixed with whole tribes of Aborigines.Raymond Howgego has carefully re-examined the attribution of this text. He points out that an early taste of the book appeared in Lady Fox's "Friendly Contributions for the Benefit of Three Schools" (1836); that it was developed into the book-length version by Lady Fox and others; that the traditional identification of Archbishop Whateley as a co-author is probably wrong; but that Whateley's wife Elizabeth may probably have had a hand in it.Marcus Clarke thought it 'very entertainingly written, and in style and matter above the average of such compositions'; it was a success, requiring a third edition by 1860 and a modern reprint (in Claeys's Modern British Utopias, 1997).Lady Mary Fox herself was a most interesting figure, one of 10 children of the duke of Clarence, later King William IV, by his mistress. She was close to royal circles, and was appointed housekeeper of Windsor Castle where she spent most of her life. Her largely liberal views (and/or those of her co-authors of course) are reflected throughout the novel: for instance, she condemns racism, and satirises the convict system in Australia: 'a new settlement with convicted criminals, - to form a new nation of the scum and refuse of mankind, - appeared to them so preposterous, that for some time they could not help supposing they must have misunderstood their informants'.

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        The Posthumous Papers of the Pickwick Club

      Chapman & Hall 1837, London - xvi., 609 pp., respined - green calf with red morocco title label. Boards are contemporary dark green diced calf with a gilt border. A couple of the later pages have tears that do not effect text, stab marks - bound from parts. Plates by Phiz are quite stained.

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        The Victims of Whiggery; Being A Statement of the Persecutions Experienced by the Dorchester Labourers; The Victims of Whiggery; Being A Statement of the Persecutions Experienced by the Dorchester Labourers; Their Trial, Banishment, &c. &c.; Also Reflections upon the present system of Transportation; With an account of Van Dieman's Land

      London: Effingham Wilson, circa, 1837. Octavo, 32pp., a very good uncut copy in later polished half navy calf, a little worn at extremities; from the Ingleton collection, with bookplate. Crucial publication in the history of trade unionism. Third edition of Loveless' important pamphlet on transportation to Van Diemen's Land, itself a pivotal document in the history of trade unionism.George Loveless (1797-1874) was a Dorchester labourer and Tolpuddle martyr. In the early 1830s he represented the Dorchester agricultural labourers in discussions with local farmers, who agreed to raise wages, however the deal went sour and Loveless and his colleagues formed the Friendly Society of Agricultural Labourers, a sort of trade union. While unionising itself was not illegal, it was ruled illegal to have members bound to the Society by 'unlawful oaths', legalese which led to the conviction of Loveless and five others in March 1834. Each was sentenced to seven years transportation to Australia.Loveless arrived in Van Diemen's Land on 4 September of the same year. Initially assigned to work in irons on the roads, a meeting with Governor Arthur led to him being reassigned to work on the Governor's farm. He was later employed by Major William de Gillern at Glen Ayr, near Richmond, who allowed him the privilege of reading his newspapers. Early in September 1836 Loveless was reading the London Dispatch where he learnt of the campaign to release the Dorchester labourers and the free pardons issued to them. Some months previously, Loveless had been persuaded to write to ask his wife to join him in the colony, when offered a free passage to England he refused to accept it until certain that she had not already sailed. He finally set sail for England on 29 January 1837, some time before his companions.The last major section of this pamphlet is an excellent description of the system of transportation, with lengthy reflections on conditions aboard transports and the dangers of the voyage. Loveless finishes by concluding that 'Van Dieman's Land is a fine-looking country' even if it is not the 'garden of Eden for emigrants that the deluded people of England imagine.'.

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        "A Visit From St Nicholas" In The New-York Book Of Poetry

      New York: George Dearborn, Publishers. Very Good. 1837. Hardcover. A Very Good copy in original publisher's cloth with gilt decoration, showing some foxing to pages. Marshall 15; Contains the first formal book appearance of Clement Moore's "A Visit from St. Nicolas," now also known as the children's classic story "The Night Before Christmas." Although there were previous appearances of the poem, this is the first time that Moore is identified as the author .

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        Plataea Flavipes; Gould (Yellow-Legged Spoonbill)

      London 1837 - This splendid hand-colored,folio size lithograph Platalea Flavipes: Gould, from John Gould’s (1804-1881) monumental book "Birds of Australia" is in very good condition with light foxing and staining throughout. Measuring 22" x 15", this lithograph magnificently displays the author’s scientific skill and attention to detail. Commonly called the Yellow-Legged or Yellow-Billed Spoonbill, these tall wading birds are expertly hand-colored in vibrant white with black accenting feathers and yellow bills and legs. The Yellow-Legged Spoonbills are finely detailed from each feather on their bodies to their spatulate bills, used for collecting food in the shallow waters they live in. At the time "Birds of Australia's" publication, the birds of this region were essentially unknown to a European audience and as Gould himself admitted in the preface to the book, “the field was comparatively a new one”. John Gould was without question the most prolific ornithological artist of the 19th century, and the only one to rival John James Audubon in ambition and quality. The 19th century was a time of intense fascination with discoveries in natural history, especially regarding knowledge of the wildlife of exotic lands. Gould combined his passion for natural history with outstanding scientific, artistic, and entrepreneurial talents, and embarked on a series of projects that would eventually make him the leading publisher of ornithological illustrations in Victorian Britain. Gould’s unparalleled career spanned five decades, and he produced a monumental series of books of birds throughout the world. The Birds of Australia is John Gould’s largest and most important work. Because he himself spent so much time in the field making his own observations, the text that accompanies the illustrations is by far the most accurate and detailed of all his works. Each of the illustrations is stunningly colored and flawlessly drafted, highlighting the exquisite plumage and elegance of the birds. The colossal work is tremendous throughout, and quite rightly, it is considered Gould’s masterpiece. When Gould began work on the Birds of Australia, the ornithology of that continent was all but unknown in Europe. Gould started his research using specimens available in England, but quickly realized that the supply was far from sufficient. He discarded the work and traveled to Australia to begin his effort anew on his magnum opus. Arriving in Australia in September 1838, Gould and his wife, Elizabeth, spent the following eighteen months exploring Tasmania and the adjacent islands, South Australia, and New South Wales, and penetrated well into the interior. Over the course of these extensive travels Gould made many of the preliminary drawings that were translated into the remarkable series of 681 lithographs. Gould collected and documented so many new species, more than three hundred, that very few additions have been made since. His voyage to Australia was unsurpassed in the annals of ornithology.

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        The Posthumous Papers of the Pickwick Club

      London: Chapman and Hall, 1837. First. hardcover. fine. With 43 illustrations by R. Seymour and Phiz. 607pp., thick 8vo, full polished black crushed morocco, gilt dentelles, silk end-leaves . London: Chapman and Hall, 1837. First Edition. Spotless copy, with half-title, the plates & text having been washed, sized & toned throughout. Contains the Veller & Buss plates, and also includes 30 plates plates by Thomas Onwyn. Nearly all the plates are first issues. Laid in is a cheque dated June 11, 1866, signed by Dickens.

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        Landschaft mit Castel Gandolfo am Albaner See, im Vordergrund zwei Kinder auf einem Esel, der von einem weiteren Kind geführt wird.

      . Aquarell, über Bleistift, auf Velin, rechts unten signiert und datiert "Therese Ahlborn 13. Juni 1837". 16,4:22,1 cm. Auf Untersatz montiert.. Reizende italienische Genreszene, die von einer flott gemalten Landschaftskulisse hinterfangen wird. Über Therese Ahlborn ist nichts bekannt. Möglicherweise war sie die Ehefrau des gebürtigen Hannoveraner Malers August Wilhelm Julius Ahlborn (1796-1857), der 1827 nach Italien ging und bis zu seinem Lebensende in Florenz, Ascoli Piceno und Rom lebte.

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        Die Hohenstaufen ein Cyclus historischer Dramen. 8 Bände

      Hamburg, bei Hoffmann und Campe, 1837. 8 Bände mit original Buchrücken und in Halbpappe gebunden. Ecken und Rücken berieben, Buchblock in gutem Zustand.

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        [Binding, Fine- Guild of Women Binders] Book of Gems

      London: Saunders and Otley, 1837. Exquisite full tan crushed morocco binding by the Guild of Women Binders (signed in gilt pallet front dentelle, as well, a notation by members of the Guild at rear denoting H.K. as probable bookbinder). A fine example of Guild craftmanship, both covers well-balanced with bold leaf and flower motif, stippled gilt borders and interlocking lines, spine with exquisite longitudinal stem (stippled line) resulting in threee tulip blosom and title at top. With striking gauffered edges (all edges gilt) consisting of diagonal blossom and leaf motif. Armorial bookplate of Adam Rivers Steele, prominent Scottish family arms. Vignette title-page, engraved vignettes throughout. A fine copy of the binding; internally very minor browntoning to just a few leaves, else fine.

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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, 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. 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) [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Shau-Hau-Napo-Tinia, An Ioway Chief

      E. C. Biddle, Philadelphia 1837 - Lithograph, hand-colored and printed by J. T. Bowen. Original painting by Charles Bird King done in 1836. Backed to repair loss to upper left corner. Portrait of an Iowa warrior who, in his youth and in revenge for the death of his best friend, attacked a Sioux village by himself and killed three men. Shauhaunapotinia, or the Man Who Killed Three Sioux, was a member of the Iowa delegation that visited Washington in 1836-37. Mckenney and Hall's 'Indian Tribes of North America' has long been renowned for its faithful portraits of Native Americans. The portraits are largely based on paintings by the artist Charles Bird King, who was employed by the War Department to paint the Indian delegates visiting Washington D.C., forming the basis of the War Department's Indian Gallery. Most of King's original paintings were subsequently destroyed in a fire at the Smithsonian, and their appearance in McKenney and Hall's magnificent work is thus our only record of the likenesses of many of the most prominent Indian leaders of the nineteenth century. Numbered among King's sitters were Sequoyah, Red Jacket, Major Ridge, Cornplanter, and Osceola. After six years as Superintendent of Indian Trade, Thomas McKenney had become concerned for the survival of the Western tribes. He had observed unscrupulous individuals taking advantage of the Native Americans for profit, and his vocal warnings about their future prompted his appointment by President Monroe to the Office of Indian Affairs. As first director, McKenney was to improve the administration of Indian programs in various government offices. His first trip was during the summer of 1826 to the Lake Superior area for a treaty with the Chippewa, opening mineral rights on their land. In 1827, he journeyed west again for a treaty with the Chippewa, Menominee , and Winnebago in the present state of Michigan. His journeys provided an opportunity to become acquainted with Native American tribes. When President Jackson dismissed him from his government post in 1830, McKenney was able to turn more of his attention to his publishing project. Within a few years, he was joined by James Hall, a lawyer who had written extensively about the west. McKenney and Hall saw their work as a way of preserving an accurate visual record of a rapidly disappearing culture. (Gilreath). Cf. Howes M129; cf. Bennett 79; cf. Field 992; cf. Lipperheide Mc 4; cf. Reese American Color Plate Books 24; cf. Sabin 43410a;. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        The Book of Mormon: An Account Written by the Hand of Mormon, Upon Plates Taken from the Plates of Nephi

      Kirtland, OH: Printed by O. Cowdery & Company for P.P. Pratt and J. Goodson, 1837. Second Edition. 619pp. Sextodecimo [15 cm] Original calf with a tan leather label on the backstrip that is gilt stamped. Pencil notations on the front free endsheet and the front and rear pastedowns. Contemporary ink notes on the rear free endsheets. Light sporadic foxing and a handful of contemporary ink marks internally. Overall a nice copy of the second edition of the Book of Mormon with no restoration. Housed in a custom clamshell. Joseph Smith and other Church leaders began discussing a second edition of the Book of Mormon as early as 1833. The printing was delayed with the destruction of the press in Independence, and the Kirtland press occupied with the Doctrine and Covenants and the Evening and Morning Star. Printing of the second edition took place in the winter of 1836-1837. Five thousand copies were ordered to be printed, but in 1886, Ebenezer Robinson, who was a typesetter at the Kirtland print shop, recalled the number being closer to three thousand. This smaller number would explain the scarcity of this book compared to the 1830 Palmyra edition of the Book of Mormon (5,000 copies were printed of the Palmyra edition). The co-publisher, John Goodson, was a man of considerable means who was converted by Parley Pratt on his 1836 Canadian mission. Goodson left for England in July of 1837 with Heber C. Kimball, Orson Hyde and others. Goodson took a number of the 1837 Book of Mormon with him, and being the co-publisher he would have surely had many copies. He sold some copies in England, and according to a letter by Hyde, used much of the money collected to help support his fellow missionaries. Goodson returned to the States with about two hundred copies despite his fellow missionaries calls to leave them in England. Corrected by Joseph Smith and Oliver Cowdery. Includes a new preface by Parley Pratt. A clean and bright copy in original binding of this scarce work. A desirable copy of the second overall printing of the Book of Mormon. Howes S623. Crawley 35. Flake/Draper 596. Auerbach 1: 1169. Sabin 83039. Graff 708

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        STATUTS SYNODAUX DU DIOCESE DE TOULOUSE / EPITRES ET EVANGILES

      Imprimerie de Jean-Matthieu Douladoure, Toulouse - Urbain Canel, Paris 1837 - RO40238401: 344 + 430 pages. 2 ouvrage en 1 volume. Gravure en noir et blanc en frontispice du 2e ouvrage. 2e ouvrage illustré de quelques gravures en noir et blanc hors texte. Pièces de titre noires sur le dos. Titre, fleurons, caissons et filets dorés sur le dos. Tranche mouchetée. Etiquette de code sur le dos. Tampon de bibliothèque en page de garde. Légères traces de colle sur le 1er plat. Statuts publiés dans le Synode Général tenu le 25 oct. 1836 par Mgr P.-Th.D. d'Astros, Archevêque. In-8 Relié plein cuir. Etat d'usage. Couv. légèrement passée. Dos satisfaisant. Quelques rousseurs Classification Dewey : 262-Ecclésiologie, bréviaires [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        1837 PICKWICK PAPERS CHARLES DICKENS 1ST EDITION ORIGINAL PARTS ILLUSTRATED LEATHER CASE JACKET VERY RARE

      PICKWICK PAPERSCharles Dickens; 1837; First Edition, Mixed Issue from Original Parts; London, Chapman and Hall; Rebound Leather, Whitman Bennett Bindery; Case/Jacket; llustrated by Seymour, Buss, (Nemo), H.K. Browne "Phiz"; 609 Pages; w5.3"xh8.2"; Extremely Rare!!!Great For any Fan of the Famous Author/Classic or Collector.  Great Gift Idea!!!Important First Issue Points:First issue of the vignette title, with "Tony Veller" on sign. Page 10, last line, mark between "r" and "u" in "rum".  Page 17, last "e" appears broken; p. 244. Page 260, line 29, "hodling" for "holding." Page 276: Figure "7" in page number slightly above other figures.  Page 341, line 1: Correct reading of "inde-licate;" line 5 correct reading of "inscription;".  Page 342, line 5: "S. Veller" uncorrected.  Page 400, line 21: "this friends" for "his friends." Page 432, headline: "F" in "OF" imperfect.  Two Rare "Buss" Plates pg. 69/74, two "Nemo" Plates in Part IV, directions to binder, marginal note on pg. 9, full dedication, Errata Leaf.Attributes:Comes with a Custom Made Denim Case with Leather binding and gold labeling, with a silk moire type jacket, over a nice navy blue cloth cover design with gold borders, navy blue leather binding/corners, pretty gold binding, gold tops of pages, marble end pages, with a great frontispiece/vignette title pages, and 39 other Great Illustrations by Seymour and Phiz, and two suppressed plates by Buss, and a Landmark Classic from the Renowned Author; Many First Issue Points from what I have researched, then early issues of other points; No Book First Issue Editions from Monthly Parts exist as they were bound haphazardly from various monthly parts!!!Summary:The Posthumous Papers of the Pickwick Club (also known as The Pickwick Papers) is Charles Dickens's first novel. He was asked to contribute to the project as an up-and-coming writer following the success of Sketches by Boz, published in 1836 (most of Dickens' novels were issued in shilling installments before being published as complete volumes). Dickens (still writing under the pseudonym of Boz) increasingly took over the unsuccessful monthly publication after the original illustrator Robert Seymour had committed suicide.Dickens was a young man, 24 years old, who had written nothing more than a group of sketches dealing mainly with London life. A firm of London publishers, Messrs. Chapman and Hall, was then projecting a series of "cockney sporting plates" by illustrator Robert Seymour. There was to be a club, the members of which were to be sent on hunting and fishing expeditions into the country. Their guns were to go off by accident; fishhooks were to get caught in their hats and trousers. All these and other misadventures were to be depicted in Seymour's comic plates.Background:Charles John Huffam Dickens (7 February 1812 ?" 9 June 1870) was an English writer and social critic. He created some of the world's most memorable fictional characters and is generally regarded as the greatest novelist of the Victorian period.During his life, his works enjoyed unprecedented fame, and by the twentieth century his literary genius was broadly acknowledged by critics and scholars. His novels and short stories continue to be widely popular.The first two numbers featured four illustrations by Robert Seymour and 24 pages of text. Seymour killed himself and was replaced by R. W. Buss for the third number; the format was changed to feature two illustrations and 32 pages of text per issue. Buss didn't work out as an illustrator and was replaced by H K 'Phiz' Browne for the fourth issue; Phiz continued to work for Dickens for 23 yearsCondition:Condition is Very Good/Excellent.  Small outer wear to case, small typed paper to first end page about book could remove attached on one corner, small monogram blind stamp to upper title page, pencil signature to last page, usual browning/blemishing to plates/browned near edges (indication its bound from original parts), small blemish here and there, most text pages are very good, little tattered edge to a few pages, hinges/text blocks are excellent.  Overall, for over 175 years old its in Very Good/Excellent Condition!!!

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        Reglements und Instructionen für die Churfürstlich-Brandenburgischen Truppen zur Zeit der Regierung Friedrichs des Dritten (Ersten) als Churfürst und als König. Mit Beilagen aus der Zeit Seines Vorfahren und Seines Nachfolgers. Aus archivarischen Quellen zusammengetragen und herausgegeben.Nebst 334 Truppen-Stellungen und 225 Figuren in Steindruck.

      Berlin, Carl Heymann, 1837. - Frontispiz (kolorierte, lithogr. Uniformdarstellung), VI, 97 S. (schematische Truppenbewegungen), 90 S., (1) Bl., XXVI Tafeln, grüner Pappband der Zeit mit goldgeprägtem Rückentitel und dreiseitigem Rotschnitt (Einbandbezug am Rücken mit größerer Fehlstelle, eine Ecke stärker, drei Ecken etwas bestossen), 26,8 x 22,5 cm. Erste Ausgabe. Im Vorwort beschreibt der in preußischen Diensten stehende Major Eickstedt, dass "ein glücklicher Zufall" ihn ein Manuskript finden ließ, das er nun der Öffentlichkeit nicht vorenthalten wolle. Jähns schätzt angesichts der Bedeutung, die in dem Reglement den Piken beigemessen wird, dass die Abfassung desselben in die achtziger oder neunziger Jahre des 17. Jahrhundert fällt. Die Besonderheit der vielen schematischen Darstellungen weist als Verfasser "auf einen mathematischen Kopf hin, der mit rechnerischer Freude und offenbarer Spitzfindigkeit die geometrisch-arithmetischen Kombinationen bis an die Grenzen der Möglichkeit verfolgte und so zuweilen zu kaleidoskopischen Figuren kam, welche mit der Praxis des militärischen Lebens nichts mehr zu tun haben. Daher glaube ich auch nicht, daß dies 'Reglement' eine amtliche Exerziervorschrift ist, halte es vielmehr für die wissenschaftliche Vorarbeit zu einer solchen . Immerhin bleibt die Arbeit überaus interessant, weil sie ein methodisch geordnetes Bild der zu ihrer äußersten Höhe entwickelten Exerzierkunst des 17. Jahrhunderts entrollt." (Jähns, Geschichte der Kriegswissenschaften, 1890, S. 1301). Die Tafeln zeigen die Bewegungsabläufe beim Laden. Provenienz: Aus der militärhistorischen Bibliothek des Königs Ernst August von Hannover, mit dessen ex libris-Stempel auf dem Titelblatt verso. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        The Plays of William Shakspeare (Shakespeare), complete in 8 volumes

      London: Longman and Co. and Clarke, Cadell.... 1837. new edition. Hardcover. Near Fine. Complete set in 8 volumes. 1837. Hardcover 8vos., full leather bindings, with red leather spines and green boards, intricate gold design and titles on the spines. Marbled endpapers and edges. Frontis engraving of Shakespeare in volume 1. Near Fine. Minor scuffing to the leather at the spine ends. Otherwise a beautiful set. Clean contents. Tight, fresh bindings. The complete plays of Shakespeare in 8 volumes. Digital images available upon request.

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        Striking lithographic head-and-shoulders portrait of the composer by Zépherin Belliard (1798-?1857).

      Delpech [1837], Paris - "[Méhul] was one of the leading composers in Paris during the Revolution, Consulate and Empire. His works for the Opéra-Comique increased the range in subject and tone of the theatre’s repertory; the serious lyric drames, in particular, were influential models for his contemporaries and praised by later composers such as Weber, Berlioz and Wagner." M. Elizabeth C. Bartlet in Grove online Signed by the artist in the stone. 260 x 200 mm. + wide margins. Very slightly soiled and foxed. A fine impression on wove paper, in very good condition overall. [Attributes: Signed Copy]

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        Striking lithographic head-and-shoulders portrait of the composer by Zepherin Belliard (1798-?1857).

      Paris Delpech [1837]. Signed by the artist in the stone. 260 x 200 mm. + wide margins. Very slightly soiled and foxed. A fine impression on wove paper, in very good condition overall.. "[Mehul] was one of the leading composers in Paris during the Revolution, Consulate and Empire. His works for the Opera-Comique increased the range in subject and tone of the theatre's repertory; the serious lyric drames, in particular, were influential models for his contemporaries and praised by later composers such as Weber, Berlioz and Wagner." M. Elizabeth C. Bartlet in Grove online

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        Excellent 1937 ALS To Monsieur Walter.

      Bonnard, Paris 1837 - Bonnard, Pierre. [1867 - 1947]. French Painter & Lithographer. 1937 ALS To Monsieur Walter. 1 page, April 11th, 1937. Good content -the artist at work. Trans. "I sent you the cylinder today and you will probably receive it at the same time as this letter. I forgot the final corrected proof. I am including it here. I have a few corrections that I indicated. Generally speaking, the reproduction is more yellowish and heavy than the original, but the ratios remain and that’s what's important. My corrections are fragments and I think easy to do." "The engraving made after my gouache of a workshop can be sent to print. Subject to my corrections showed on the proof." In very good condition, the page was three hole punched with 2 distint tears, a very interesting letter to his print maker. Orig. "Monsieur Walter / Je vous ai envoyé le rouleau aujourd'hui et vous l'aurez probablement en même temps que cette lettre. J'ai oublié le bon à tirer. Je le mets ici. Je vous réserve des quelques corrections que j'indique. En général, la reproduction est plus jaunâtre et lourde que l'original mais les rapports sont conservés et c’est le principal. Ma correction est fragmentaire et je pense facile à réaliser. / Croyez Mr. en ma considération / Bonnard / Le 11 avril 37 / Bon à tirer pour la gravure fait d'après ma gouache représentant un atelier. Sous réserve de la correction indiquée sur l'épreuve. / Bonnard". [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Soft Cover]

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        The Eastern Seas, or Voyages and Adventures in the Indian Archipelago, in 1832-33-34

      London: William H. Allen and Co, 1837. Octavo, with four folding maps; a fine copy in full navy gilt morocco, from the Ingleton collection, with bookplate. With four good maps of East Asia. A fine copy of this engaging account of travels in the East Indies, especially Java and the Malay Peninsula. The voyage that Earl describes started from Western Australia, and his appendix includes "Observations on the Unexplored Parts of North and North-Western Australia". The most important section of the book is the long description of Singapore and discussion of its prospects. Many years later Earl authored the Handbook for Colonists in Tropical Australia (published Singapore 1862), a useful book in the settlement of the Northern Territory.

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        Essai sur les insectes Hémiptères, Rhyngotes, ou Hétéroptères.

      Gênes, Yves Gravier, 1837. 8vo (215 x 135mm). pp. 383, with 5 large folding tables. Recent red half morocco, spine with 2 gilt lettered labels. Rare first edition. Maximilian Spinola (1780-1857) was an Italian entomologist whose entomological contributions were mainly in the orders of Coleoptera, Hymenoptera and Hemiptera. He was from a noble family and a descendant of the famous Spanish General Ambrogio Spinola, marqués de los Balbases. Many of the insects described came from his properties in Spain and South America. All Spinola's publications are rare. Some faint dampstaining at the beginning of book.//Horn-Schenkling 20926.

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        LISTA DE LOS TOROS QUE SE HAN DE LIDIAR EN LA PLAZA FIRME DEL ACHO, A BENEFICIO DEL COLEJIO DE LA INDEPENDENCIA, EL LUNES 1º DE MAYO DE 1837. Siendo Juez el Sr. intendente de Policía D. José Félix Jaramillo, benemérito del Perú, y en grado heroyco y eminente, de la República de Colombia, oficial de la Lejión de honor nacional, condecorado con las medallas del Ejército Libertador, y Libertadores de Quito, Pichincha y otras.

      IMPRENTA REP. DE J. M. CONCHA, LIMA-PERÚ 1837 - SOBERBIO CARTEL DE TOROS del año 1837, dando razón de 16 reses para lidiar el Lunes 1º de Mayo de 1837, en la gran Plaza de ACHO (Lima-PERU) la más antigua de toda América y la tercera más antigua del mundo. Espléndidos textos tipográficos ornamentados con bello orlado floral xilograbado en madera, sobre excelente papel verjurado de la época. Formato en gran folio (2 hojas plegadas-con impresión por las cuatro caras) de medidas desplegados 43cm x 31,5cm. Precioso grabado en madera representando a capeador de a caballo encarando a toro, en el centro de la hoja. Figura en el cartel Esteban Arredondo, capeador de a caballo e ídolo de la época, artífice de una suerte nunca antes anunciada en los carteles españoles a pesar de que se tiene la certeza de que también se ejecutaba en España. Con leve mancha marginal superior sin afectar a textos. LLeva el cartel manuscrito a mano el Exlibris La Viña, de la que fue considerada por mucho tiempo la mejor ganadería en América, propiedad de Don Víctor Montero.

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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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        Marsh Sandpiper. Totanus stahnatilis: (Bechst)

      London 1837 - This splendid hand-colored, folio-size lithograph, Marsh Sandpiper. Totanus stahnatilis: (Bechst), from John Gould’s (1804-1881) monumental book "Birds Europe" (1832-1837) is in good condition with staining in the lower right corner. Measuring 14.75" x 21.5", and magnificently displays the author’s scientific skill and attention to detail, this shallow water wader, the Marsh Sandpiper, is illustrated in its natural habitat. Precise lines define and detail each grey-brown feather and the underside is colored white. Greenish colored legs are another characteristic of this dynamic bird. 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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        The Complete Angler

      Charles Tilt - J. Menzies - T. Wardle, London - Edinburgh - Philadelphia 1837 - Two volumes in gilt red morocco, hinges rubbed, spine ends chipped with some loss of leather at the head of volume 1, small dent to front board of vol 2. Each volume with the bookplate of Matthew White, Viscount Ridley and a shelf label inside the front cover as well as gift inscriptions to blanks. Slight scattered foxing, otherwise clean. Each volume with a frontispiece. 4 1/4" x 2 3/4", from Tilt's miniature library. xi, 152; 149, 8pp.The first edition of the Compleat Angler with an American imprint, they were issued two volumes in one in cloth, in two volumes in cloth, two volumes in silk and in morocco. The silk and morocco bindings are rarely seen, so though all issues are scarce. Lowndes 2829, Bibliotheca Piscatoria 229, Horne 1837. This is the first US edition. Size: 32mo. 2-volume set (complete). Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: Under 1 kilo. Category: Fishing & Hunting; Inventory No: 045013. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Diary of an Ascent of the River Corentyn, in October 1836; and of the River Berbice, in 1836-7, in British Guyana.

      Extracted from the Journal of the Royal Geographical Society of London. n.d. [1837] - First separate edition. 8vo. pp. 68; one folding map; near-fine in the original printed wrappers, minor wear to foot of spine. Schomburgk’s travels in British Guyana, South America, were written up in two articles originally published separately in the Journal of the Royal Geographical Society. The articles are published here in this single offprint with a common map to illustrate the region. [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

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        A Geological Map of England, Wales and Part of Scotland Showing also the Inland Navigation by means of Rivers and Canals with their elevation in feet above the sea together with the Rail Roads and Principal Roads.

      London Published according to Act of Parliament by J. & C. Walker 9 Castle Street Holborn Dec. 31st 1837 - Hand-coloured engraved map, dissected and mounted on linen, geological section from 'Lands End to the German Sea' in bottom border, key upper right. Dimensions: 1440 by 1000mm. (56.5 by 39.25 inches). State 4: with the dates in the title and imprint advanced to December 31st 1837. Not traced in BLMC but c.f. BLMC Maps 218.c.4. for 1835 edition.

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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 Buchblocke ohne Decken (Interim-Zubereitung), 8°, xvi, 571 S., [1] mit einer gef. Tabelle; viii, [3], 568 S; viii, [3], 575 S.; xx, [3], 683 S. - letzte Seiten des Inhaltes falsch beigebunden aber vollständiges Exemplar. Einbände etwas berieben. Titelblätter mit großem Ausriß beschädigt – jetzt mit Papier untergeklebt [verbessert]. Titelblatt des vierten Bandes gelöst u. frei beigefügt. Seiten durchg. gering altersgebräunt u. stockfleckig, sonst sehr gut erhaltenes Exemplar. * Our books are stored in our 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

      [Bookseller: Antikvariat Valentinska]
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        Rhenströmmen från Cöln till Mainz.

      Tjugo vuer tecknade efter naturen och lithograferade i Paris af C. J. Billmark. Lith. de Lemercier á Paris; Stockholm i Hörbergska Tryckeriet, 1837. Folio. Litograferar titelblad, 32 s. + 20 litograferade planscher med skyddspapper. Samtida halvskinnband med gulddekorerad rygg. Ny rygg med det mesta av den gamla bevarad. Nötta kanter på pärmarna och några skrapmärken på bakre pärm. 6 planscher och två text blad med en eller två fuktfläckar i nedre kant som mest 10 mm. Två första planscherna lätt lagerfläckade i yttre kant, berör ej bildytan. Ett ovanligt rent exemplar. Namnteckning på försättsbladet. 35 x 27 cm.. Alternativ titel: Rhenströmmen från Cöln till Maynz innehållande Tjugo de mest intressanta Vyer, tecknade efter naturen år 1836

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        The Dispatches of The Duke of Wellington

      John Murray, London 1837 - The Dispatches of Field Marshal The Duke of Wellington during his various campaigns in India, Denmark, Portugal, Spain, the Low Countries, and France, from 1799 to 1818. New edition. 12 vols. 8vo. Full tree calf, joints and edges worn, panelled spines gilt, worn, vol. XII lacks one label, inside joints repaired, silk markers. London 1837. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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