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        Hayne-Hudjihini, the Eagle of Delight

      - Folio first edition of Indian Tribes of North America. Philadelphia, published by E. C. Biddle, 1837. Some minor spotting.

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        To-Ka-Con [To-Ka Cou], A Sioux Chief

      E. C. Biddle, Philadelphia 1837 - Hand-coloured lithograph by J.T. Bowen after a portrait by George Cooke done in 1837. In excellent condition. 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. Tokacou, or He Who Inflicts the First Wound was a Yankton Sioux warrior and a member of the tribal police force. This elite group maintained high standards of discipline in the community, meting out appropriate punishments when required to, including the death penalty. Here he is portrayed with the sword of authority at the ready. He was signer of several important treaties in the 1820s and 30s. Mckenney and Hall's 'Indian Tribes of North America' has long been renowned for its faithful portraits of Native Americans. The portraits are largely based on paintings by the artist Charles Bird King, who was employed by the War Department to paint the Indian delegates visiting Washington D.C., forming the basis of the War Department's Indian Gallery. Most of King's original paintings were subsequently destroyed in a fire at the Smithsonian, and their appearance in McKenney and Hall's magnificent work is thus our only record of the likenesses of many of the most prominent Indian leaders of the nineteenth century. Numbered among King's sitters were Sequoyah, Red Jacket, Major Ridge, Keokuk, and Black Hawk. After six years as Superintendent of Indian Trade, Thomas McKenney had become concerned for the survival of the Western tribes. He had observed unscrupulous individuals taking advantage of the Native Americans for profit, and his 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. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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

      A new edition ... by J.O. Westwood. London, H.G. Bohn, 1837. 3 volumes. 4to (285 x 225 mm). With 150 handcoloured engraved plates and 1 plain engraved frontispiece. Contemporary half calf, spines with gilt lettering. A fine copy of the second and last edition of one of the most attractive English entomological works on exotic insects, with superb hand-colouring of the plates. The first edition appeared from 1770-1782. Dru Drury (1725-1803) was the son of a silversmith. "By virtue of his marriage and inheritance of the family business he was a reasonably wealthy man who could afford to support his most serious hobby entomology. Drury's collection had great fame during his life time. He spent much time and money persuading others to collect specimens for him from foreign countries. He had a wide correspondence with entomologists around the world. Linnaeus (1707-1778) and Willliam Kirby (1759-1850) both named species after him" (Harvey, Gilbert & Martin, A catalogue of manuscripts in the Entomological library... 119). The majority of the fine plates were drawn and engraved by Moses Harris.//Provenance: 'William G. Bowditch from his friend Mrs Wigglesworth' on inside frontcover and a few more lines by the same person on free endpaper 'that the study of nature may lead directly, to the knowledge, and love, of our kind, Heavenly Father'.//Nissen ZBI, 1160; Horn & Schenkling 23891.

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        Leitfaden zur Nordischen Alterthumskunde,

      Copenhagen, Im Secretariat der Gesellschaft; Hamburg, Perthes, Besser & Mauke; St. Petersburg, Graeff, , 1837. herausgegeben von der Königlichen Gesellschaft für Nordische Alterthumskunde. Octavo. (211 × 135mm). Original light card printed wraps. Wood-engraved illustrations to the text. Light browning, scattered foxing, wraps just a touch rubbed, but overall very good indeed. First Edition in German, first published in Danish in 1836, Thomsen's manual was immediately translated in recognition of its importance. The tripartite division suggested here was fundamental in winning acceptance for the idea of the Antiquity of Man, opening the way for the development of the discipline of prehistory. Thomsen was the first curator of the Danish National Museum of Antiquities, and his first task was "... to arrange the growing collections of the museum into some coherent order. In so doing he realised that the artefacts of iron must be later than many of those of bronze, and that stone tools were abundant before those of bronze came into use. This allowed him to produce a classification of three technological stages: of stone, bronze, and iron. His guidebook to the National Museum... introduced his Three Age system to the world of scholarship." (Renfrew Prehistory.) Uncommon and a wonderful copy.

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        Le lac des IV cantons et ses rives classiques. Souvenir de la navigation sur le lac des IV cantons.

      Gebr. Eglin, 0, Luzern, - Luzern, Gebr. Eglin, 1837. Kl.-8°. 64 S. 1 gef. lithogr. Karte, 1 gef., lithogr. Panorama u. 36 lithogr. Tafeln. Illustr. Orig.-Pappband. Barth 18067. - Lonchamp 3106. - Französische Ausgabe (deutscher Originaltitel "Der Vierwaldsätter See mit seinen Klassischen Ufern") dieses seltenen Ansichtenwerkes. Mit Ansichten von Luzern, Meggen, Mörlischachen, Hertenstein, Weggis, Vitznau, Gersau, Fluelen, Brunnen, Seedorf, Bauen, Seelisberg, Treib, Buochs, Kehrsiten, Stansstad, Alpnacht, Winkel, Tribschen u.a. Sprache: Französisch / Français / French [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Le Tourlourou.

      Paris, 1837 - Comprising: A complete autograph manuscript of one of De Kock's acutely observed novels of gritty Parisian life. In Le Tourlourou (1837) a young barmaid, Marie is the object of a strange case of mistaken relationship when a letter arrives from a countess seeking 'l'objet de mes plus chères affections'. Marie assumes the letter refers to her, but when she finds out the Countess is merely asking after an item of lost property, she becomes distraught and throws herself into the Canal Saint-Martin. She is saved by a young man who has previously tried and failed to gain her affections, and the two are finally married. The Oxford Companion to French Literature describes De Kock (1794-1871) as 'the prolific and immensely popular author of rollicking, risky, or more often frankly coarse, frequently sentimental and fundamentally good-natured novels.' Certainly prolific, De Kock published over 100 novels, which attained worldwide celebrity in translation, especially in American and British collected editions (of which it is sometimes wryly noted that the prose was much improved by translation). This manuscript certainly gives the impression of rollicking speed; this is not a fair copy, and while there are many deletions and emendations, these do not seem to have detained the author for long. Autograph manuscript on paper, [2], 57, [3], 59, [5], 60, [4], 59, [1], in a quick, cursive but generally legible hand with frequent deletions and corrections. Contemporary cloth backed marbled boards, uncut, spine lettered in gilt, contemporary inkstamp. (Rather worn, with portion of paper cover lacking on lower board, but the interior generally clean and fresh. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Justin Croft Antiquarian Books Ltd ABA]
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        The Philosophy of Animal Magnetism. Together With The System of Manipulating Adopted to Produce Ecstasy and Somnambulism... By a Gentleman of Philadelphia

      Philadelphia: Merrihew and Gunn, 1837., 1837. First Edition. 12mo. 84pp. Bound in original printed paper boards professionally rebacked with linen. In a quarter leather tailor made clamshell box with marbled paper sides. Boards worn but strong and handsome, internally clean and fresh with very slight occasional spotting. Attributed most convincingly to Poe by Joseph Jackson in 1928. The theory of animal magnetism became the basis of treatment in Europe and the United States that was based on non-verbal elements such as gaze, passes of the hands near the body, mental elements such as will and intention, and on occasion the physical "laying on of hands." It was popular in the nineteenth century, with a strong cultural impact. From some of the practices of animal magnetism branched out hypnotism, spiritualism, New Thought, so-called "magnetic healing", and parapsychological research.

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        Traite de lausculation mediate, et des maladies des poumons et du coeur. 3 Bde.

      . Quatrieme edition, considerablement augmentee par M.Andral. - Paris, J.S. Claude, 1837, 8°, XXVIII, 672 pp., 2 ll., 704 pp. + 2 ll., 580 pp., 4 lith. Doppeltafeln, 3 Halbledereinbänden der Zeit mit reicher Rückenvergoldung.. This three volumes are uniformly bound in half calf, richly gilt decorated. Ex library copy (Yale Medical Library). A small hole in the title page of vol. 1, but a clean and well preserved, nice set. - - THE GREAT ANDRAL EDITION. - The Publication of this work revolutionized the study of diseases of the Thoracic Organs. R.Th.Laennec (1781-1826) was something much more than the discoverer of auscultation. He was a distinguished anatomist and great clinician. The invention of the stethoscope was remarkable, but even more remarkable was what he himself did with the instrument. - Gabriel Andral (1797-1876), clinician and teacher, was one of the outstanding figures in the golden days of 19th century Parisian medicine. The works by Andral are clinically significant and characteristic of the best medical practice more than a century ago. cf. - Garrison & Morton, No 2673 + 3219; Bedford No. 457

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        Traité de láusculation médiate, et des maladies des poumons et du coeur. 3 Bde.

      - Quatriéme édition, considerablement augmentée par M.Andral. - Paris, J.S. Claudé, 1837, 8°, XXVIII, 672 pp., 2 ll., 704 pp. + 2 ll., 580 pp., 4 lith. Doppeltafeln, 3 Halbledereinbänden der Zeit mit reicher Rückenvergoldung. This three volumes are uniformly bound in half calf, richly gilt decorated. Ex library copy (Yale Medical Library). A small hole in the title page of vol. 1, but a clean and well preserved, nice set. - - THE GREAT ANDRAL EDITION. - The Publication of this work revolutionized the study of diseases of the Thoracic Organs. R.Th.Laennec (1781-1826) was something much more than the discoverer of auscultation. He was a distinguished anatomist and great clinician. The invention of the stethoscope was remarkable, but even more remarkable was what he himself did with the instrument. - Gabriel Andral (1797-1876), clinician and teacher, was one of the outstanding figures in the golden days of 19th century Parisian medicine. The works by Andral are clinically significant and characteristic of the best medical practice more than a century ago. cf. - Garrison & Morton, No 2673 + 3219; Bedford No. 457 [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Public Building, Demerara, British Guyana

      n.p., 1837. (GUYANA) 19 x 26 cm. (7-1/2 x 10-1/4 inches). Watercolor on paper. Matted

      [Bookseller: James Cummins Bookseller]
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        ESPERIA 1837 Anno Primo

      Verona: Francesco Pollidi. Very Good. 1837. Hardcover. Handsomely tooled leather with double gilt borders and center geometric design. Gilt arabesque designs on spine. All edges gilt. Text tight, clean and intact. Very light foxing on page edges. Internal hinges professionally re-enforced. Sections include: Sermons, Cenni Sulla Vita Aristo; Panorama di Verona; La Riviera D'orta; La Piazza SS. Gio. E Paolo in Venezia and Poesie. Tissue protected engraved plates: A Map of Pianta delle Cosi dette Grotte Di Catullo in Sermione; Cenni Storici su Verona; Colle S. Pietro; I Sepolcri Degli Scaligeri; La Piazza Bra; L'Anfiteatro; La Piazza S. S. Giovanni and Paolo. Full page German inscription slightly blurred dated 1837 appears to read "To Konigin von Griechenland." Provenance note: Another book from this lot & era was inscribed to Queen Amelia of Greece. Rare; Engravings; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 174 pages .

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        EVENINGS WITH PRINCE CAMBACÉRÈS (CAMBACERES), SECOND CONSUL. Four Volumes. Signed bindings by Reviere and Son. [Extra Illustrated with 215 Plates]

      Henry Colburn,, 1837. Near Fine. FOUR VOLUMES. Complete Set. Extra illustrated edition with 215 extra plates - mostly engravings - illustrations in text. The standard work was issued in two volumes. Complete with frontispiece engravings of Napoleon and Prince Cambraceres as issued. A Near Fine hardback four volume set First Edition in English beautifully bound in Signed matching full red morocco leather by Reviere and Son with raised bands spines, gilt lettering and decoration spine, floral inner dentelles, all edges gilt. A lavish presentation. Minimal scattered foxing and toning pages. 8vos. 230 pp., pp. 231-403, 200 pp., pp. 201-396.

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        Nueva clasificación de las facultades cerebrales o La Frenología

      - Trad. de José Gerber de Robles, Valencia, Imp. de Cabrerizo, 1837, 206 p., 12 × 17, fuera de texto 2 desplegables: I. Nueva clasificación anatómica y filosófica de las facultades cerebrales del hombre y de sus manifestaciones, 35 × 50, alguna restauración. II. Cuadro sinóptico de observaciones frenológicas, 38 × 3; ambos con amplios márgenes. Notas de registro a bolígrafo en portada y algunos subrayados mínimos en paginación, ejemplar fatigado, cuerpo en buen estado. (Frenología. Psicología. Psiquiatría. Historia de la Medicina) [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        Historical pastime. A new game of the history of England

      London: E. Wallis, [ca. 1837].

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        TEATRO DEL ROMANTICISMO. MARÍA DE MOLINA, 1. ed

      1837-1846, Madrid 1837 - (200 x 150 mm). 2h, 175 p.; 56 p. Bella encuadernación Romántica que recoge las inluencias de la arquitectura gótica. Estampación: dorado y gofrado en seco, guardas aterciopeladas. Lomo decorado con letras doradas y nervios. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Falco tinnunculus, Linn (Common Krestel)

      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, Falco tinnunculus, (Linn), measures 21.5” x 14.75” and is in excellent condition with light pencil marks in the top right corners. These birds of prey, commonly called Kestrels, are expertly hand-colored in rich shades of brown and gray. Great attention is given to the elaborate patterns of their plumage and tail feathers. The dynamic positioning of these birds allows for each side to be appreciated as well as the differences between male an female. These falcons are known for their distinguished hunting techniques of hovering over their prey and swooping down when opportunity arises.

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        Kite. Milvus vulagaris

      London: [by the Author, 1837. Lithograph, coloured by hand, by E. Lear, printed by C. Hullmandel. Very good condition apart from some very minor foxing. A beautiful image from John Gould's "The Birds of Europe": a work which, according to Hyman, "included some of the most remarkable bird drawings ever made." This plate is from the second of John Gould's great ornithological portfolios. Gould undertook this work not only hoping to build on the success of his first work (on the birds of the Himalaya Mountains), but also in an effort to redress the imbalance between the study of local and foreign ornithology. It was his opinion that too much attention had focused on the exotic, while the beauty of the more local species was ignored. He wrote in the preface to the work from which this image comes: "It has been frequently remarked that the productions of distant countries have received a much larger share of attention than those objects by which we are more immediately surrounded; and it is certainly true, that while numerous and costly illustrations have made us acquainted with the Ornithology of most other parts of the world, the Birds of Europe , in which we are, or ought to be, more interested, have not received that degree of attention which they naturally demand. The present work has been undertaken to supply that deficiency." The images in this work are the first to be published by Gould that show the liveliness of treatment that was to become such a feature of later works. This break from the traditional methods of bird depiction can be largely attributed to the influence of and contributions from Edward Lear: "They are certainly among the most remarkable bird drawings ever made, [for] it is evident that Lear endowed them with some measure of his own whimsy and intelligence, his energetic curiosity, his self-conscious clumsiness and his unselfconscious charm." (Hyman) Cf. Anker 169; cf. Balis, 101; cf. Fine Bird Books (1990), p. 102; cf. Nissen, IVB, 371; cf. Sauer, 2; cf. Zimmer, p. 251.

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        Lehrbuch der mechnischen Naturlehre. 2 Bände

      . 4. sehr vermehrte und verbesserte Auflage, Randschen Buchhandl., Bln., 1837/40. XIX/XVI/668/608 S. mit zusammen 19 gefalt. Kupferstich-Tafeln., original Halbleder/mit goldgraviertem Rückentitel. (bst./1 Rücken gering einger.). - Gute Exemplare. Engelmann, 99. Die Bände wurden von Ernst Ferdinand August neubearbeitet -

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        Sha-Ha-Ka, A Mandan Chief

      E. C. Biddle, Philadelphia 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. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        The Naval History of Great Britain, From the Declaration of War by France in 1793, to the Accession of George IV. A New Edition, with Considerable Additions and Notes, and an Account of the Burmese War and the Battle of Navarino.

      London: Richard Bentley, 1837 - 6 volumes, octavo (215 × 132 mm), recently finely bound in navy blue full calf, double red morocco labels, raised bands, three-master devices gilt in compartments, single gilt fillet panel to the boards. Some foxing and browning, as usual, otherwise very good, a handsome set. TR NAV 24 portraits, 38 battle-plans in the text, 28 folding tables. A "monument of accuracy - it has stood the test of time and remains the best account of the naval side of the Revolutionary and Napoleonic Wars" (Kemp, The Oxford Companion to Ships and the Sea, p. 425). First conceived of when he was held prisoner in America during the War of 1812 the Naval History is a remarkable work. Working under the motto "Verité sans Peur", James set himself standards of inclusiveness and accuracy extraordinary for the 19th century. His aim was to compile ". an exact account of every operation of naval war during the period named. He consulted not only published works, especially the official narratives, both British and French, but also the logs of the ships, and, whenever possible, the participants themselves" (ODNB). Successively mined by Forester and O'Brian for incident and colour, this well-written history is not only essential reference for the period, but makes excellent reading. NMM, V, 2158.

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        The Naval History of Great Britain, from the declaration of war by France in 1793 to the accession of George IV. by William James. a new edition with additions and notes, and an account of the Burmese War and the Battle of Navarino, by Captain Chamier, RN.

      London Richard Bentley 1837 - 6 volumes. a very good clean set in a contemporary 19th century half-calf binding, ruled and lettered in gilt to the spines (a little wear to the spines) considered to be the best edition and complete with all the folding tables and abstracts. 019 1205 [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        The Naval History of Great Britain, from the Declaration of War by France in 1793, to the Accession of George IV. A New Edition, with Additions and Notes, and an Account of the Burmese War and the Battle of Navarino, by Captain Chamier. 6 Volume set

      London: Richard Bentley. G+ : in Good condition plus. Rebound with new eps. Some minor scuffing. Some scattered foxing and spotting to paltes. 1837. New Edition. Leather cover. 230mm x 140mm (9" x 6"). 2523pp. Numerous steel plates, also diagrams and folding tables. .

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        Map of the City of New-York showing the plan and location of the Great Pier for the North River

      New York: Haywatd & Co., 1837. Edwin Ewen. Pocket Map. Lithograph with original hand coloring. Image measures 14.75 x 19.75". Comes with original leather case. This map of Lower Manhattan, oriented with north to the upper right, shows the plan for the proposed construction of a great pier on the North River, the southernmost portion of the Hudson. The Committee on Wharves and Bridges of the Board of Aldermen first proposed the project in 1835. Although the map only extends to 30th St, the pier was intended to run all the way from tbe Battery to 34th Street. Comprised in actuality of three piers, the structure would be a block wide and built four blocks out in the Hudson, parallel to the shore. Intermittent causeways or wharves would form basins for different activities that could be entered through drawbridges. In the end, however, the project was never completed, making this map a curious document of a New York City that could have been. The map has been lined and has some discoloration at the folds, some staining, and fills. Also cropped margins as issued. However it remains in impressive condition considering its scarcity.

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        THE EASTERN SEAS, or Voyaging and Adventures in the Indian Archipelago, in 1832 - 33 - 34, Comprising a Tour of the Island of Java - Visits to Borneo, the Malay Peninsula, Siam, &c.; Also an Account of the Present State of Singapore, with Observations

      London: Wm. H. Allen and Co., 1837. xii, 461 pages of text, followed by 2 pages of publisher's advertisement. Modern (circa 1950) three quarter leather binding; brown leather spine and corners with marbled paper-covered boards; minimal sunning to spine and minimal overall shelfwear. Slight loosening of a few pages. Illustrated by a frontis map, three additional maps, and in-text musical scores. Original endpapers bound-in. Title continues "...Observations on the Commercial Resources of the Archipelago." Previous owner's red ink stamp "John Getz" on the new front endpapers. Getz was apparently the U.S. Ambassador to Malta in 1972.. First Edition. Hardcover. Very good+ condition. Octavo (8vo).

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        Paris-Londres Keepsake Français 1837. Nouvelles Inédites

      Paris: Delloye, Desmé et Cie, 49 Rue Neuve-Vivienne, 1837 - Text by French authors Georges Sand, Châteaubriand, and others, with illustrations by British illustrators. Ramsden notes that Boutigny was the leading exponent of the rocaille style and did much of his work anonymously for publishers (KEEPSAKE) First Edition. 8vo. Frontispiece and 25 engravings. [viii], 216 pp. Probable publisher's full contemporary blue morocco, with blind- stamped outer border and gilt filigree inner panel, gilt spine, a.e.g., by Boutigny (ticket on pastedown). Light rubbing to corners, else fine. Carteret III, p. 337; Ramsden, French, p. 40 [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Statistique de la France, publiée par le Ministre des Travaux publics, de l'Agriculture et du Commerce.

      - Paris, Imprimerie Royale, 1837. In-folio, demi-basane vert bronze de l'époque, dos lisse orné de filets à froid, titre doré, xxxi, 511 p. Edition originale illustrée de 112 tableaux statistiques. L'enquête est divisée en deux grandes sections: Territoire et Population. Dans son rapport introductif, le ministre, Nicolas Martin du Nord, livre les principes qui avaient guidé cette enquête: "Offrir dans un ordre régulier, l'exposé de tous les faits qui, susceptibles d'être exprimés par les nombres, témoignent de l'état de la civilisation, de la richesse et de la force de la société française actuelle comparée avec la société française des époques antérieures" (p. V-VI). (Gilles, 'Sources statistiques', p. 156). Bel exemplaire, très frais, imprimé sur papier fort. [Attributes: First Edition]

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        MADRID (1837)

      Leipzig 1837 - Litografiado por Böhme basado en el dibujo de Pönicke 360 x 505 mm.

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