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        COURS DE DROIT FRANÇAIS SUIVANT LE CODE CIVIL, 2èmeéd. absolument conforme à la première (mq. la table)

      Paris Alex-Gobelet / Thorel succ. 1828-1837 - , 21 vol. in-8, demi-skyvertex vert, tit. doré sur dos lisse, (coiffes émoussées, ptt mq. aux coins, mouillures et rousseurs), bon état. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: La Memoire du Droit]
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        A History of British Water Birds Indigenous and Migratory. Volumes 1 -3

      London Scott, Webster and Geary 1837. G+ : in Good condition plus without dust jacket. Cover lightly rubbed with some edge fading First Edition Green/gilt hardback embossed cloth cover 230mm x 150mm (9" x 6"). xv, 631pp; xii, 503pp; xii, 768pp. Illustrated by numerous engravings. 'Including their organization, habits, and relations; remarks on classification and nomenclature; an account of the principal organs of birds, and observations relative to practical ornithology'.The author [1796-1852] was a Scottish naturalist and ornithologist. He was a friend of Audubon and had a bird named after him [Macgillivray's Warbler]. Volume I published in 1837, II in 1839 and III in 1840.

      [Bookseller: Barter Books]
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        Seville Cathedral. [Procesión del Corpus Christi en la Catedral de Sevilla].

      Londres, 1837. - Imgen: 40x27. Papel: 54,5x39. Litografía con color original. De la edición de lujo montado sobre cartulina en la época, con magnífico color. Excelente estado.

      [Bookseller: Librería Antonio Castro-Sevilla]
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        Falco Candicans [Greenland Gyrfalcon]

      London: [by the Author, 1837. Lithograph, coloured by hand, after J. Wolf and H. C. Richter, printed by Walter. (Slightly trimmed along the right side). A beautiful image from John Gould's The Birds of Great Britain: "A magnificent work with life-like portraits of birds of the British Isles" (Wood). This plate, from what Sacheverell Sitwell called "The most popular of all his works" (Fine Bird Books), shows a new liveliness of treatment that is not present in Gould's earlier works. This improvement is thanks to suggestions made by Joseph Wolf, who drew 57 of the plates and accompanied Gould on an ornithological tour of Scandinavia in 1856. Gould's illustrations were all painstakingly coloured by hand, as he states in his preface: "Many of the public are quite unaware how the colouring of these large plates is accomplished; and not a few believe that they are produced by some mechanical process or by chromo-lithography. This, however, is not the case: every sky with its varied tints and every feather of each bird were coloured by hand; and when it is considered...it will most likely cause some astonishment to those who give the subject a thought." Cf. Fine Bird Books (1990), p. 102; cf. Nissen IVB 372; cf. Sauer 23; cf. Wood p. 365; cf. Zimmer p. 261.

      [Bookseller: Donald Heald Rare Books]
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        Libro de Caja para el uso y gobierno de D.Manuel Maria de Haro y Collado del Orden de Calatrava,en el cual consta todo el pertenece de su casa,arriendos,deudas,capellanias y cuanto a indicado señor corresponde en todos conceptos,según que en el se

      - pergamino de época bien conservado con cierres de laceria libro manuscrito en tinta que abarca de 1837 a 1856 aproximadamente, en portada lleva grabado pegado de escenas campestres y cruz posiblemente de Calatrava, zona de ubicación Almaden o aledaños ( Ciudad Real ). registra y da principio en 1º de Agosto del año 1837. Firmado Manuel Maria de Haro. 157 págs.

      [Bookseller: LIBRERIA ANTICUARIA EPOPEYA]
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        Oeuvres entomologiques, contenant tous les mémoires, que Th. Say a publié dans les journaux scientifiques des Etats Unis sur l'entomologie de l'Amerique du Nord. Recueillies et traduites par M. A. Gory.

      Paris, Lequien fils, 1837. 8vo (217 x 135mm). pp. 320, with 1 engraved plate. Recent cloth, spine with red gilt lettered label. The book is very rare and Horn-Schenkling 8156 only list part 1-3 with 240 pages. Our copy has part 4 also and this is all published. Our copy has the printed wrappers to 4 parts bound in at the end. It is possible that our copy lacks the general title. It is also possible this was never issued as the work remained unfinished. Thomas Say (1787-1834) is often called the 'father of American Entomology'. Some marginal browing.

      [Bookseller: Antiquariaat JUNK B.V. (Natural History]
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        Histoire Des Ducs De Bourgogne De La Maison De Valois 1364-1477

      Dufey Éditeur, Paris 1837 - BARANTE M.de - Histoire Des Ducs De Bourgogne De La Maison De Valois 1364-1477 - Paris Duféy editeur - 1837 - 5e édition - 13 volumes in 8° - 12 tomes de texte 420,430,418,434,432,439,415,418,448,448,446,465 pages et 1 atlas de 99 planches hors-texte - un titre gravé et 16 cartes et plans, certains dépliants dont 1 carte de la France féodale - rousseurs- reliure demi-veau poli noir, dos orné en long - tranches jaspées - décorative - complet - bon état - FRAIS de PORT,ETABLIS,AJUSTES, en FONCTION, du POIDS,VALEUR, et DESTINATION - ici 9kg 500 - ENVOI en RECOMMANDE, dès 40€ 00 Size: In 8° [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: librairie remy]
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        Travels in Circassia, Krim-Tartary, & C. : Including a Steam Voyage Down the Danube, from Vienna to Constantinople, and Round the Black Sea, in 1836 - [Complete in 2 Volumes]

      London : H. Colburn, 1837, Hardback, First EditionBoth volumes finely bound in modern aniline calf over marble boards. Raised bands with the title blocked direct in gilt. Spine compartments uniformly tooled in gilt. An exceptional copy - scans and additional bibliographic detail on request. ; 1 pages; Physical desc. : 2 v. : ill. (some col. ) , music, fold. Map ; 22 cm. Subjects; Black Sea - Danube River - Crimea (Ukraine) - Caucasus & Crimea -Istanbul (Turkey) , &c. - Description and travel.

      [Bookseller: MW Books Ltd.]
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        West Point.

      ca 1837, New York: - A sweeping panoramic view of the Hudson River from Inspiration Point looking north. The large hand colored lithograph focuses on the view up the river toward Bannerman's Island. A large home in Cold Spring is visible on the eastern shore beyond Constitution Island, while a steam ferry and numerous white sailed sloops glide across the river. A gentleman in the foreground confers with two fashionably dressed young ladies, and other couples are visible crossing a bridge at the lower left. After the Bartlett print titled "View from West Point" of 1837. The lithograph has a painted black surround highlighted with gilt rules; the title is lettered in gold at the bottom of the black surround. With an original light brown burn mark from a wooden slat in the original frame, now removed. 20 x 14 1/2". Matted and framed archivally in a gilt and dark green wood frame, 32 x 27". [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Antipodean Books, Maps & Prints, ABAA]
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        Flußlandschaft am Niederrhein mit einem Blick auf Rhenen, im Vordergrund zwei Männer, an einem Fuhrwerk stehend, nach einer Vorlage von Jan van Ravenswaay.

      . Pinsel in Grau und Braun, grau und braun laviert, mit schwarzbrauner Tuschlinie umrandet, auf chamoisfarbenem Velin, verso bezeichnet, signiert und datiert "Na Jan: van Ravenswaay. ME Perne f 1837.". 19:24,8 cm. - Knickfalte in der rechten oberen Ecke.. Jan van Ravenswaay (1789 - Hilversum - 1869) war Landschafts- und Tiermaler. Seine Ausbildung absolvierte er bei J. Hoorn in Amersfoort (1753-1833) und bei P.G. van Os (1776-1839) in Hilversum. Das Reichsmuseum Amsterdam, das Museum Riga und Brüssel sowie das Museum Teyler in Haarlem besitzen Arbeiten des Künstlers.

      [Bookseller: Galerie Joseph Fach GmbH]
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        Mainau, Sicht von Litzelstetten aus, Originaltitel:LA MEINAU,

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

      [Bookseller: Graphica-Antiqua Stich-Galerie Osvald]
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        Autograph note signed to Viscount Cole, February 17, 1837

      1837. <p>1 page, plus address on verso. 181 x 176 mm. Small hole where seal was broken, otherwise fine.<p>Autograph note signed from geologist and paleontologist William Buckland, author of Reliquiae Diluvianae (1823) and the first professor of geology at Oxford University, to his former student William Willoughby Cole (1807-86), known by his courtesty title of Viscount Cole until 1840, when he assumed the title of third Earl of Enniskillen. Cole, an enthusiastic amateur geologist and paleontologist, amassed one of the world&#39;s largest collections of fossil fishes, which is now at the British Museum. He served as an M.P. in the House of Commons from 1831 until his elevation to the peerage. </p><p>Buckland&#39;s note reads "I inclose a few letters which at your first leisure I will thank you to frank for myself and Mrs. Buckland." As a Member of Parliament Cole enjoyed franking privileges (free postage), which he would have routinely extended to all of his friends and colleagues as was customary at the time. Buckland would have appreciated this service, since postage in England was expensive prior to the introduction of the Penny Post in 1840. </p>

      [Bookseller: Jeremy Norman's Historyofscience.com]
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        Jacob Faithful

      Saunders & Otley, London 1837 - 304, 304, 308 pages. 19 x 13 cm. Another in the series of maritime fiction enormously popular in its day, amongst the first sea novels, by a distinguished naval hero based on his real life experiences. This hand-colored edition followed the uncolored first edition of 1834. SADLEIR 1578c." Etched frontispiece, and 3 plates [hand-colored] by R.W. Buss in each vol.Otley put out an advertisement that any owner of the uncolored copy who so desired would in due course receive a set of coloured plates in exchange for his plain ones." Fresh, bright triple decker set. Raised bands, spine panels richly gilt, inner dentelles, red and green morocco spine labels, slight nicks backstrip heads. Later 19th century uniform polished tan calf. Aeg. Near fine. 3 vols [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Royoung Bookseller, Inc. ABAA]
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        Autograph Letter signed (as "John W. Turk" , before he changed his name) to Secretary of the Navy Mahlon Dickerson requesting orders for "the first frigate or larger class of vessel that may be commissioned for sea service"; [with} with 3 letters to Livingston from the U.S. Navy, including Commander THOMAS A CONOVER; and Acting Secy of the Navy, CHAS. W. WELSH

      Washington, D.C., 1837; the letters to him are dated aug. 6, 1832; april 25, 1855 (welsh); aug. 25, 1857 (conover). 4to. In all, 4pp. Livingston letter stained, and separated at fold, others very good . John W. Livingston (1804-1885) naval officer from New York City, was the son of a naval surgeon, William Turk [in 1843, Turk and his wife Mary Livingston Turlk changed their name to Livingston]. Livingston rose throught the service and untimately became Commodore during the Civil War, and was promoted rear admiral in 1868. (See DAB) The earliest letter here is a grant of one month's leave of absence to "Lieut. John W. Turk." In the form letter fromthe Dept. of Navy of 1855, the Acting Secretary of the Navy, Charles W. Welsh, summons Livingston to appear at a General Court Martial on board the "Receiving ship North Carolina, at New York, on the 28th day of April" (1855); and the letter from Captain Thomas A. Conover ("Flag Officer Comdg U.S. Armed Force, Coast of Afroca") conveys orders to Livingston, then in command of the U.S.S. St. Louis , to "proceed with all despatch to Cape Palmas on the West Coast of Africa and look after our interests in that quarter."

      [Bookseller: James Cummins Bookseller]
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        THE TUGGS&#39;S AT RAMSGATE, AND OTHER SKETCHES ILLUSTRATIVE OF EVERY-DAY LIFE AND EVERY-DAY PEOPLE BY BOZ...TO WHICH IS ADDED THE PANTOMIME OF LIFE

      Philadelphia: Carey, Lea & Blanchard, 1837.. viii,[9]-204pp. Original cloth and boards, printed spine label. Boards a bit edgeworn, label slightly eroded but quite legible, two early ink ownership signatures on preliminary advert leaf, moderate foxing, but a very good copy of a scarce book. First U.S. edition thus, reprinting the second series of SKETCHES (published in February in the U.S.), the title piece from its previous anthology appearance, and adding the last from its periodical appearance in the UK. Gimbel asserts that one thousand copies were printed in June. GIMBEL A10. WILKINS, p.11. AMERICAN IMPRINTS 44050.

      [Bookseller: William Reese Company - Literature ABAA-]
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        History of the Life and Death of Jesus - 1678 - with Owner's Inscription

      - Richard Greetham (1837 Owner's Inscriptions) printed in London by R. Norton for R. Royston. Also includes 1678 edition of William Cave's Antiquitates Apostolicae. As also a brief enumeration and account of the apostles and their successors for the First Three Hundred Years in the Five Great Apostolical Churches. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Cross & Crown Rare Books]
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        The Felonry of New South Wales: Being a faithful picture of the Real Romance of Life in Botany Bay. With Anecdotes of Botany Bay Society, and a Plan of Sydney. .

      1837 1837 - London: Printed for the Author, 1837. 8vo. Rebacked half calf over old marbled paper boards (front cover slightly worn). Spine with titling-label. (362pp .). With a folding plan of Sydney. 1st ed. of this controversial work (see Ferguson 2312). Extremely rare.

      [Bookseller: Berkelouw Books]
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        Bibliographie Entomologique, comprenant l'indication par ordre alphabétique 1. Des ouvrages entomologiques publiés en France et à l'étranger, depuis les temps les plus réculés jusques et y compris l'année 1834; 2. Des monographies et mémoires contenus dans les recueils, journaux et collections académiques françaises et étrangères.

      Paris, J.B. Baillière, 1837. 2 volumes. 8vo (210 x 150mm). pp. xii, 326; pp. (4), 376. Contemporary half calf, spine with gilt lettering (worn). Early entomological bibliography which was followed 25 years later by Hagen's more detailed bibliography. Achille Rémy Percheron (1797-1869) was a French entomologist. "Les Français se sont peu interessé à la bibliographie. On peut seulement citer la 'Bibliographie Entomologique' jusqu'en 1834 de Percheron (2 volumes, 18370) avec 5000 références et 500 anonymes"(Gouillard p.26).//Horn & Schenkling 16967.

      [Bookseller: Antiquariaat JUNK B.V. (Natural History]
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        LE BIBLE, TRADUCTION DE LA VULGATE, PAR LE MAISTRE DE SACY

      Paris: au Bureau Central, 1837. 3 volumes. With 160 handsomely engraved plates, each with a tissue guard. 4to, calf-backed marbled boards; spines gilt; spine of volume I neatly repaired. The plates were engraved by Lalaisse, Colin, Branche, Rouargue and others.

      [Bookseller: Margolis & Moss ABAA/ILAB]
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        MÜNCHENER SACKKALENDER auf das Jahr 1838. Redigirt von Franz Schleicher.

      München, M. Lindauer [1837].. 16° (82 x 50 mm). 32 nn. Bll. Text, 12 Tafeln, 5 Bll. vakat; mit 12 Leerblättern durchschossen. Rotes OLdr. mit Blind- u. Goldpräg. sowie Voll-Goldschnitt. Mit Lasche, Schlaufe u. lederner Bleistiftschlaufe. Gering berieben. Fehlt bei Köhring.. Die 12 altkolorierten Kupfertafeln zeigen die Kalendermonate mittels kindlicher Darsteller. Der 'Münchener Sackkalender' erschien von 1832-1865. Nach Genealogie u. Kalendarium (mit Wetterprognosen) enthält der vorliegende Jahrgang zwei lyrische Beiträge König Ludwigs, Charaden, Rätsel, ein detailliertes Verzeichnis der Briefpost- und Wagen-Verbindungen in Bayern, zuletzt sogar eine Übersicht über die wöchentliche Floßverbindung von München über Passau nach Wien. Mit einigen zeitrgen. Bleistift-Notizen auf den letzten Leerblättern.

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Löcker]
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        ENGINEER&#39;S AND MECHANIC&#39;S ENCYCLOPAEDIA: COMPREHENDING PRACTICAL ILLUSTRATIONS OF THE MACHINERY AND PROCESSES EMPLOYED IN EVERY DESCRIPTION OF MANUFACTURE OF THE BRITISH EMPIRE. WITH NEARLY TWO THOUSAND ENGRAVINGS.|THE

      London, England: Thomas Kelly, 1837. original half leather, marbled paper-covered boards, marbled endpapers. 8vo. original half leather, marbled paper-covered boards, marbled endpapers. iv, 796; 928 pages. 2 volumes. Preface by the author. An alphabetical encyclopedia of terms related to all types of industry within the British Empire. Engraved frontispiece and 2000 illustrations throughout text. Author was a patent agent who sought to bring together technological achievements heretofore "scattered throughout" scientific journals or in the rolls of the Court of Chancery as specs in patent applications. Boards scuffed and rubbed. Endpapers foxed and tanned. Text lightly tanned.

      [Bookseller: Oak Knoll Books/Oak Knoll Press]
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        The Rhenish keepsake. Lays and legends of the Rhine.,

      Fft., Jügel 1837. - kl.-8°. 2 Bll., 43 S., 1 Bl. Mit 36 Aquatinta-Taf. OLdr. Mit Gold- u .Blindprägung. Kanten bestoßen, stockfleckig. Ansichten von Andernach, Bacharach, Biebrich, Bingen, Bonn, Godesberg, Koblenz (3), Köln, Mainz, Neuwied, Rüdesheim, gest. v. Tanner, Weber u. Bodmer tls. nach Dielmann u. Ehemant Gewicht in Gramm: 1000

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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.

      [Bookseller: Antonio Raimo Galleries, LTD]
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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.

      [Bookseller: Antiquariaat JUNK B.V. (Natural History]
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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&#39;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]

      [Bookseller: EOS Buchantiquariat Benz]
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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&#39;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&#39;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 .

      [Bookseller: Nick Bikoff, Bookseller]
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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&#146;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, &#147;A Century of Birds From the Himalaya Mountains.&#148; 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, &#147;The Birds of Europe&#148; 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 &#147;The Birds of Europe&#148; 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&#148; x 14.75&#148; 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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