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        Red-Necked Grebe; Podiceps rubricollis (Lath)

      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, Red-Necked Grebe; Podiceps rubricollis (Lath), measures 14.5" x 21.5" and is in excellent condition. The migratory aquatic birds illustrated in this engraving are expertly hand colored in shades of gray, yellow accents on their bills, red irises and the adult in the foreground with a rust colored neck. The precise lines and shadowing on these grebe's define their feathers and give their bodies definition.

      [Bookseller: Arader Galleries San Francisco]
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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]

      [Bookseller: Donald A. Heald Rare Books (ABAA)]
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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.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington. ABA member]
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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]

      [Bookseller: McLaren Books Ltd., ABA, PBFA, ILAB]
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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. .

      [Bookseller: Barter Books Ltd]
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        Mémoires De Mademoiselle Sophie Arnoult

      Allardin, Libraire, Paris 1837 - Mémoires recueillis et publiés par le Baron de Lamothe-Langon, auteur fécond, entre autres de mémoires dont ceux de Madame Dubarry. Deux volumes in-8: Faux-titre, titre, 348 pp. et faux-titre, titre, 380 pages. De plus sur la dernière page du livre est collé un article de "La revue et gazette des théatres" du 17 Oct. 1844. C'est sans doute Raoul de Najac qui a fait cet ajout, les deux volumes portant son ex-libris au cormoran. L'auteur de " Le nid de pinson, Barbe-bleuette, Le lion à la mairie etc.".était féru d'opéra et homme d'esprit et a surement lu "Arnoldiana ou Sophie Arnould et ses contemporains" où Albéric Deville rapporte les mots d'esprit de Mlle Arnould, puis les frères Goncourt prendront le relais et beaucoup d'autres suivront. La si vivante maitresse du Comte de Lauragais a séduit bien des biographes. La reliure en demi-veau a un dos lisse richement orné de motifs dorés ou estampés de style romantique, le bas du dos du 1er tome a été remarquablement restauré par un professionnel. Les plats et les gardes de papier marbré. Très peu de rousseurs non agressives. Bel exemplaire de ce livre bien rare!! [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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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.

      [Bookseller: Argosy Book Store]
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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).

      [Bookseller: Kurt Gippert Bookseller (ABAA)]
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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]

      [Bookseller: James Cummins Bookseller, ABAA]
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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]

      [Bookseller: Librairie HATCHUEL]
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        MADRID (1837)

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

      [Bookseller: LIBRERIA MARGARITA DE DIOS]
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        TA., Palmaille, "Die Palmaille in Altona".

      . altkol. Lithographie v. P. Suhr, 1837, 23 x 33. Selten !

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Nikolaus Struck]
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        On the marriage of Richard Spiers, Esq. to Miss Joy [drop title]

      ca 1837], [Oxford? - Broadside poem (approx. 38.5 x 23.5 cm.); decorative typescript titling; shallow tears along edges not affecting text, bottom edge a touch darkened, some very faint foxing, else very good and sound. Signed "A. C." at end. A rather amateur 20-line poem in 3 stanzas celebrating the marriage of Richard James Spiers (1806-1877) to Elizabeth Joy (1818-1858) on July 15, 1837. Spiers, who would hold the position of Mayor of Oxford in 1853 and 1854, was a prominent Oxford shopkeeper who started out selling stationery and fancy-goods before upgrading his store into a china and glass warehouse. At the time of the wedding, it is assumed, the shop was still a stationery and possibly the printer of this unrecorded broadside (see stsepulchres.co.uk). Speculation as to the identity of "A. C." can be narrowed down to a few figures. Antoine François Jean Claudet (1797-1867), a Lyons-born photographer, was also the owner of a glass warehouse in London from 1833 to about 1853, during which time he invented the machine used for cutting cylindrical glass. Despite the similarities between these two men's occupations, however, it is perhaps a pretty big leap to speculate that Claudet took the time to write a poem on the occasion of Spiers's wedding. Arthur Hugh Clough (1819-1861) would have been an 18-year-old aspiring poet newly arrived at Balliol College, Oxford. Though too young to have overlapped with Spiers at Oxford, Clough was the bride's almost exact contemporary, and the rather poor quality of his published work is more than apparent here: "In Spiers' breast 'tis love in-spires / To make an earthly Joy his own; / Oh! may no care their bliss alloy, / Or shadow 'cross their path be thrown, / For he a-spires to a Joy, / And she's a Joy to Spiers!" Etc. etc. As compared to a selection from his more mature work (note the repetition of the word "alloy"): "To drain the heart with endless complaisance; / To warp the unfinished diction of the lip, / And twist one's mouth to counterfeit; enforce / Reluctant looks to falsehood; base-alloy / The ingenuous golden frankness of the past." (See Poems of Arthur Hugh Clough, Macmillan, 1913, p. 114.)Lastly, Sir Alexander Croke (1758-1842) was, at the time of the marriage, spending his old age in Oxford where he "entertained his Oxford friends, amused himself with drawing and painting, and wrote a number of books" (see DNB V, p. 116). Could he also have been composing mediocre poetry for his young stationer friend? Not in OCLC as of July, 2014.

      [Bookseller: Rulon-Miller Books (ABAA / ILAB)]
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        The Letters and Works of Lady Mary Wortlry Montagu

      Richard Bentley, 1837-01-01. Hardcover. Acceptable. All three volumes present. Marbled endpapers. Full leather. Gorgeous gilt decorations on spine - though there is some chipping with some loss. Engravings. Frotn board of volume I is severed but present. Easy fix. A couple of bookplates, and some light ownership signatures. A splendid copy.

      [Bookseller: Books Renewed]
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        Amaryllidaceae

      James Ridgway, London 1837 - London, Ridgeway and Sons, 1837. 4to (10.25 inches high). Pages 428. 48 engraved plates of which 41 are richly hand-coloured (including plate 45 which acts as frontispiece). A rare monograph, with dedication leaf "To his majesty Leopold, king of the Belgians", date December 26, 1836. The plates drawn by Herbert himself and engraved by Weddell. Beautifully rebound (c1980s) in full maroon morocco leather. Boards are elaborately decorated with a large amount of both blind and gilt tooling. Raised bands to spine. Spine compartments beautifully decorated with gilt and blind tooling. Gilt title label. Silk page-marker sewn in. Marbled endpapers appropriate to the period. Contents unmarked, clean and free from foxing. and no signs of previous ownership Slight offsetting from some of the earlier plates. Plates clean. Text block uncut. A very fine book indeed. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Goldcrestbooks]
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        THE NATURAL HISTORY AND ANTIQUITIES OF SELBORNE . . . WITH THE NATURALIST'S CALENDAR; AND MISCELLANEOUS OBSERVATIONS, EXTRACTED FROM HIS PAPERS

      London: Printed at the Chiswick Press for J. and A. Arch et al., 1837. "A New Edition." n. Hardcover. Elaborate Pictorial Doublures with Much Detail and Appropriate Placidity. 222 x 140 mm (8 3/4 x 5 1/2"). xxiii, [i], 640 pp. With notes by Edward Turner Bennett. "A New Edition.". IMAGINATIVE DARK GREEN CRUSHED MOROCCO, HANDSOMELY GILT AND INLAID, BY KELLIEGRAM (stamp-signed on rear turn-in), covers with fanciful Art Nouveau-style frame formed by inlaid flowers of sky blue and leaves in two shades of green, these inlays connected by gilt and inlaid red morocco dots, and the spaces between them featuring swooping gilt birds and sprinklings of gilt dots; raised bands, spine compartments tooled in gilt with similar inlaid leaves and flowers, turn-ins with gilt tendrils and continuing the bird, flower, and leaf motifs, the turn-ins enclosing PICTORIAL MOROCCO DOUBLURES, the front doublure depicting White's vine-covered house in Selbourne, the rear a slate-roofed country church and cemetery; moss green silk endleaves, all edges gilt. Original cloth spine and cover bound in at rear. In a modern felt-lined folding box backed with green morocco. With numerous engravings of flora, fauna, and landscapes in the text. Verso of front free endpaper with engraved bookplate of James Douglas (see below). Minor foxing to opening leaves, otherwise fresh and clean, and THE BINDING IN SPLENDID CONDITION. This is a lovely copy of White's beloved account of the wonders of nature, offered in a very pleasing pictorial binding from the firm that is best known for that kind of work. First published in 1789, Gilbert White's beloved account of the wonders of nature, which he wished to inspire readers to observe in their own backyards, "is open to everyone, for everyone has observed much of what it describes. Writer and reader each share the inheritance of the natural world, and delight in what is given, so that Selborne becomes an expression of universal thanksgiving, treasured by all." (DNB) The present edition is in a binding that reflects the passions of the writer's life. Kelly & Sons had one of the longest histories in the London binding trade, having been founded in 1770 by John Kellie, as the name was then spelled. The firm was continued by successive members of the family into the 1930s. Though the bindery would never be considered among the two or three outstanding workshops, it produced consistently high quality bindings and was notably innovative in its designs. Our cover design is animated and unusual, the gilt birds in flight adding a charming note of whimsy to the graceful Art Nouveau design. As with many Kelliegram bindings, pictorial inlays are prominently featured--though here they are atypically large and found inside, rather than on, the covers. The doublures represent two things dear to White's heart: his Selbourne home, "The Wakes," and a small country church like the one where he served as a perpetual curate, forsaking a more brilliant career in the church or at Oxford in order to remain in the place that he loved. The doublure scenes employ at least 10 different consonant colors of morocco and much incising to give a fine level of detail. Former owner James Douglas (1867-1949) was the founder of the Phelps Dodge mining empire in Arizona. He was known by the colorful nickname "Rawhide Jimmy" for his method of protecting the rollers on mining equipment with untanned leather. Douglas' bookplate gives us an idea of the size and range of his library: the design includes the words "History Science Literature Theology" and there is a space provided for a shelf number, in which the complete Dewey Decimal call number for this work has been neatly written.

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        THE POETICAL WORKS OF THOMAS CAMPBELL

      London: Edward Moxon, 1837. n. Hardcover. 197 x 130 mm (7 3/4 x 5 1/8"). ix, [i], [2], 306 pp. (without the final leaf of ads). SPLENDID OLIVE GREEN CRUSHED MOROCCO, GILT AND INLAID, BY FAZAKERLEY OF LIVERPOOL (stamp-signed on front turn-in), upper cover with inlaid ochre morocco and gilt frame enclosing sprays of inlaid red roses on curling gilt stems emanating from the four corners and surrounding the title in gilt, lower cover with central medallion outlined in ochre morocco and containing a swirl of five red roses, flat spine with ochre bands inlaid at head and tail, gilt titling trailing two stems of inlaid roses, and a red rosebud at the foot; turn-ins with frame of inlaid red roses (the binding with a total of 53 inlays); EDGES GILT, GAUFFERED, AND WITH THREE LANDSCAPE VIGNETTES ON THE FORE EDGE. In a suede-lined green cloth chemise and matching green morocco slipcase, its spine inlaid with red roses. Portrait frontispiece and 20 engraved vignettes after Turner, illustrating the poems. Front free endpaper with armorial bookplate of "Stibolt." MANUSCRIPT POEM BY CAMPBELL as mailed to the "Morning Chronicle" tipped onto front flyleaf. Spine uniformly sunned to a pleasing olive brown, occasional minor marginal foxing, but AN ESPECIALLY FINE COPY, clean and fresh internally, IN AN ABSOLUTELY SPARKLING BINDING with three perfectly preserved fore-edge paintings. This is a wonderful example of the distinctive work done by the Fazakerley bindery of Liverpool, and our volume is enhanced by the presence of significant manuscript material. Known to have apprenticed with John Sutton in Liverpool in 1813, Thomas Fazakerley established his own business in 1835 and worked until 1877, after which time his son John continued the firm. Their workshop never produced bindings in great numbers, but its craftsmen established a durable reputation for fine quality work. In addition to producing very attractive bindings of classic design, Fazakerley became especially well known for delicate paintings on glittering gold fore edges, visible not when the volume is fanned open, but rather when it is closed--and that is certainly a feature notably on display here. The top miniature (measuring approximately 25 x 27 mm.) shows a full-rigged ship tossing on a stormy sea before a forbidding rocky coast. The middle miniature (48 x 27 mm.) depicts a verdant river valley (perhaps that described in the poem "Gertrude of Wyoming") viewed from a steep mountainside path. The bottom miniature (also 25 x 27 mm.) is of a cemetery on a bluff beside a river, with two small boats gliding past below. Early Romantic poet Thomas Campbell (1777-1844) was the author of the exceedingly popular "The Pleasures of Hope," a denunciation of political oppression and slavery, and "Gertrude of Wyoming," the story of an Indian massacre in the Wyoming river valley of Pennsylvania. Both are included here, along with many other verses. A special bonus is the original manuscript of the poem "Congratulation on a Late Acquittal," written in response to the "not guilty by reason of insanity" verdict handed down in the trial of Daniel M'Naghten, who, while suffering from paranoid delusions, had shot and killed the Prime Minister's private secretary. Campbell--who did not approve of the trial's outcome--sent the poem to the "Morning Chronicle," but we can find no evidence that the newspaper published it. In April 1873, the "American Bibliopolist" did print the poem, noting that the original manuscript (which appears here) was then in the possession of Thomas J. McKee, an autograph collector in New York City.

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        MEMORIALS OF OXFORD (VOLUMES 1,2,3)

      John Henry Parker, Oxford 1837 - In three volumes. Illustrated with engravings by John Le Keux from drawings by F. Mackenzie. Paginated by sections within the volumes. Tissue protected full page illustrations. Volume #1: The College 1525, 1532, 1545; University College 872? - 1249? : Balliol College 1263, 1268: Merton College 1264; Exeter College 1314; Oriel College 1326; Queen's College 1340. Volume #2: Magdalene College 1456; Brasenose College 1509; Corpus Christi College 1516; Trinity College 1554; St. John's College 1557; Jesus College 1571; Wadham College 1613; Pembroke College 1624; Worcester College 1714. Volume #3: General History of the University and City; Oxford Castle; University Press; The Observatory; The Ashmolean Museum; Radcliffe Library; Botanic Garden; St. Peter's in the East; St. Mary's The Virgin; St. Michael's; All Saints; St. Martin's or Carfax; St. Peter's Le Bailey or in the West; St. Aldates; St. Ebbe's; St. Mary Magdalene; St. Giles's; Holywell; St. Clements; St. Thomas's; Iffgley. Brown cloth has slightly faded edges. Text tight, clean and intact. Stamped floral border. Spine and front cover decorated with gilt. Top edge gilt. Some cover wear, mainly to spine ends. Front corners lightly bumped and rubbed. Small cloth tears on outer hinges with covers fully attached. Light foxing of first two pages in each volume. England; Engravings; 4to 11" - 13" tall [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Nick Bikoff]
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        A Letter to the Right Honorable Lord Viscount Glenelg , Her Majesty's Secretary of State for the Colonies

      London: Henry Stocking, 1837. Octavo, light preliminary foxing, otherwise fine in the publisher's blind blocked navy cloth with gilt lettering. Governor Bourke, Mr Bingle, and some cattle rustling. Fiery letters from the Australian magistrate and landholder John Bingle to Lord Glenelg, concerning his trial on the charge of cattle-stealing. Bingle had earlier clashed with the governor Sir Richard Bourke, who censured him for holding petty sessions for trying convicts at his rural residence. Bingle's first open letter to the Secretary of State for the Colonies concerned this matter and was published in Sydney in 1832. In the coming years Bingle continued to irritate Bourke, who ultimately removed him from the bench. The allegations were widely considered politically motivated and, although the charges were dismissed, news of the disgrace reached London before Bingle arrived in 1837 to deliver a petition to Parliament critical of Bourke's administration. Throughout the trial and its aftermath, Bingle enjoyed the support of the Sydney newspapers, which used the sham trial to criticise the governor.

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        A Treatise on Bread or Bread-making

      Boston: Light & Stearns 1 Cornhill, 1837. 9.5x15cm. [2], [3]-131 pages + 12 ads. First edition. Sylvester Graham began his career as a temperance reformer but soon expanded his efforts to control the affairs of the stomach to beyond alcohol. Against the backdrop of fear that the European cholera epidemic would soon arrive on American shores, Graham developed a theory of healthy living which included well-ventilated rooms, exercise, and regular baths, as well as a vegetarian diet. The diet consisted mostly of fruits and vegetables and bread from unbolted flour or coarse ground grain. Graham had other, more controversial, theories as well, about sexual self-restraint and the connection between spirituality and physiology. His lectures frequently caused a commotion, including an 1847 altercation during which "a mob of Boston bakers attacked Graham while he was extemporizing on the evils of consuming commercially produced bread and the dietary value of unbolted flour. The riotous bakers were subdued when Graham's followers shoveled slaked lime from the windows of the lecture hall onto the crowd below." (American National Biography). But it is for the Graham Cracker, loosely based on his bread from coarsely-ground grain, for which he is best remembered today. Foxing throughout, half-inch chip to the edge of one page, not affecting text, hinged reinforced, contemporary ownership blind-stamp to front fly, moderate edgwear and some chipping to the patterned, gilt-titled, brown cloth. Still sound and complete. A scarce title. [American Imprints 4459; Axford page 397; Bitting page 197; Cagle 301; Lowenstein 211; Streeter 4186; Wheaton 2484].

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        Résumé des principaux traités chinois sur la culture des mûriers et l'éducation des vers à soie,

      P., Imprimerie Royale 1837, - in-8, XXII-220 pp., illustré de 12 planches hors-texte dont 2 dépliantes, reliure demi-veau glacé, dos lisse orné de filets dorés. "Quelle que soit l'opinion des éleveurs et des savants qui liront cette publication, je crois qu'elle restera toujours comme un témoignage de la supériorité des Chinois dans tous les détails pratiques qui embrassent la vie du ver à soie, et des résultats surprenants auxquels ils sont parvenus" (introduction). Un manque de papier à l'angle inférieur du premier plat de la reliure. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Eigenh. Brief mit U. ("Gans").

      Berlin, 1. IV. 1837. - ¾ S. auf Doppelblatt. Gr.-4vo. Mit eh. Adresse (Faltbrief). An den Orientalisten und Sprachforscher Theodor Benfey (1809-1881): "Was Ihnen Herr Veit berichtet hat ist in so weit richtig, als ich mich immer nach einer neuen deutschen Originalübersetzung des Manu (die Hüttnersche ist ja nur eine Uebersetzung des Jones) gesehnt habe, um in einer Einleitung Bemerkungen über das Indische Recht hinzufügen zu können. Haben Sie daher die Güte, wenn es so weit ist mich über den Anfang des Druckes, Verleger usw. zu benachrichtigen, damit ich Ihnen auch das Nähere über meine Hinzufügungen melden könne [.]". - Eduard Gans hatte gemeinsam mit Leopold Zunz den "Verein für Cultur und Wissenschaft der Juden" gegründet, war von 1821 bis 1823 dessen Präsident und "trug mit Zunz wesentlich zur Entstehung einer Wissenschaft des Judentums bei. Nach seinem Übertritt zum Christentum 1825 erhielt Gans 1828 das erstrebte juristische Ordinariat an der Universität Berlin; zu seinen Schülern zählte auch Karl Marx. Als Vordenker des vormärzlichen Liberalismus gab er u. a. Hegels ‚Vorlesungen zur Geschichte' 1837 aus dem Nachlaß heraus. Sein Hauptwerk ist 'Das Erbrecht in weltgeschichtlicher Entwicklung' (4 Bde., 1824-35). 1836 erschienen die autobiographischen 'Rückblicke auf Personen und Zustände' (Neudruck 1993)" (DBE). - Etwas fleckig und mit stärkeren Faltspuren; Bl. 2 mit kleinem Ausriß durch Siegelbruch (dieses tls. erhalten).

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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

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        Views on the Nexcastle-upon-Tyne and Carlisle railway.

      Currie |& Bowman |& Thurnam 1837 - - Currie & Bowman & Thurnam, Newcastle & Carlisle 1837, 22,5x29cm, 6 livraisons reliées en 1 volume. - Nouvelle édition. Reliure en demi maroquin à grains longs caramel à coins, dos à quatre nerfs orné de roulettes et de filets dorés et de motifs typographiques à froid, pièces de titre et de nom de l'auteur de maroquin chocolat, une mouillure affectant un mors, couvertures conservées. Ouvrage illustré de 23 gravures hors-texte d'après les dessins de J.W. Carmichael. Quelques petites rousseurs, sinon agréable état intérieur. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Merlin. Falco aesalon

      London: [by the Author, 1837. 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. Lithograph, coloured by hand, printed by C. Hullmandel. Very good condition apart from some overall light soiling.

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        Bonelli’s Eagle; Aquila Bonelli

      London 1837 - This splendid hand-colored, folio-size lithograph, "Bonelli’s Eagle; Aquila Bonelli", from John Gould’s (1804-1881) monumental book "Birds Europe" (1832-1837) is in very good condition with faint foxing. Measuring 22" x 15", this lithograph magnificently displays the author’s scientific skill and attention to detail. The Bonelli's Eagle is a large bird of prey with rich, dark brown head, feathers and tail feathers, and a lighter, speckled underside. Their tails are rounded, as illustrated. Precise lines and fine detailing shows the intricate patterns of feathers throughout the body and the specialized beak and talons. This eagle is illustrated with an abstract mountainous background, as they living in hilly, open areas. 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 Poetical Works of... New edition

      London: Edward Moxon, 1837.. 8vo. (iii)-viii, 379, (1) pp, bound without the half title. Contemporary dark green full morocco, spine with raised bands, gilt lettered to one panel and richly decorated to the others, both boards with an attractive gilt scrolled border, all edges gilt, the fore edge featuring an attractive and well executed fore edge painting underneath depicting Anne Hathaway's cottage, an early 20th century ownership inscription to the front free endpaper and a slightly earlier one to the following leaf. Some light rubbing to the extremities, a lovely copy. Frontispiece portrait.

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        Venetia.

      London: Henry Colburn 1837 - 1st ed. 3 vols. Half-calf over marbled boards: some wear along edges and corners, especially head of spine of vol. 2. Bindings tight; contents bright. Gift inscription by the author to Mrs Austen at head of title of vol. 1. Socialite Mrs Sara Austen was Disraeli's confidante and, some say, lover. She was instrumental in persuading Henry Colburn to publish Disraeli's first novel Vivian Grey Socialite. Sadleir 732, without the initial advert leaf in vol. 3. Provenance: from the library of Sir Frederick Richmond (1873-1953), Chairman of Debenhams and Harvey Nichols. A very good set. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        LETTRES SUR L'AMÉRIQUE DU NORD. Avec une carte des Etas-Unis d'Amérique. [2 volumes].

      1837 - Paris, Gosselin, 1837. Deux volumes in-8 (138 x 213) demi-basane verte, dos lisse orné de filets et chainettes dorées, pièces de titre et tomaison noires, tranches paille (reliure de l'époque) ; TOME I : faux-titre, titre, XVI-439 pages ; TOME II : faux-titre, titre, 504 pages. Rousseurs éparses. QUATRIÈME ÉDITION revue, corrigée et augmentée de plusieurs chapitres. L'édition originale a paru chez le même éditeur l'année précédente. Ouvrage bien COMPLET de la grande CARTE dépliante (385 X 455) des "États-Unis d'Amérique en 1836" gravée sur pierre par BOUSSARD, lithographiée et rehaussée en couleurs par BENARD. Michel CHEVALIER (1806-1879) est un économiste saint-simonien qui fut chargé, par le ministère des Travaux Publics, d'aller étudier aux États-Unis les voies de communication, et surtout la question des chemins de fer. Il partit en 1832, et parcourut diverses villes telles que Boston, New-York, Baltimore, Washington, Richmond, New-Orleans et Cincinnati. Durant son voyage, il adressa au "Journal des Débats" une série de lettres sur les moeurs, la politique, la vie industrielle des Etats-Unis, qu'il publia, à son retour, sous forme d'ouvrage. Il y donne essentiellement un TABLEAU ÉCONOMIQUE des ÉTATS-UNIS, le SEUL QUI AIT ÉTÉ PUBLIÉ EN FRANCE À CETTE ÉPOQUE. (SABIN, IV, 17 - WALCH, "Michel Chevalier", pages 120-121). BEL EXEMPLAIRE bien relié à l'époque et au dos décoratif. NICE COPY. PICTURES AND MORE DETAILS ON REQUEST. [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

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        The Poetical Works of Robert Southey

      London: Longmans, 1837. hardcover. near fine. 10 volumes. Illustrated with engraved frontispieces and title pages. Small 8vo, full mottled red calf, gilt borders on covers, gilt-dec. raised bands; (corners lightly rubbed). London: Longman, Orme, 1837. Near Fine.

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        Geschichte der freien Stadt Frankfurt am Main von ihrem Anfang bis auf die neuesten Zeiten, Mit 6 Stahlstichen und Frankfurter Stadtwappen auf Titel,

      Lange, Darmstadt, 1837 - EA, Darmstadt, Lange 1837, 384 S., OHLdr.m. Goldpräg., Ränder berieben, minimal stockfleckig Ränder berieben, minimal stockfleckig [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Amaryllidaceae

      London: James Ridgway, 1837. Hardcover. Fine. 4to - over 9¾ - 12" tall. London, Ridgeway and Sons, 1837. 4to (10.25 inches high). Pages 428. 48 engraved plates of which 41 are richly hand-coloured (including plate 45 which acts as frontispiece). A rare monograph, with dedication leaf "To his majesty Leopold, king of the Belgians", date December 26, 1836. The plates drawn by Herbert himself and engraved by Weddell. Beautifully rebound (c1980s) in full maroon morocco leather. Boards are elaborately decorated with a large amount of both blind and gilt tooling. Raised bands to spine. Spine compartments beautifully decorated with gilt and blind tooling. Gilt title label. Silk page-marker sewn in. Marbled endpapers appropriate to the period. Contents unmarked, clean and free from foxing. and no signs of previous ownership Slight offsetting from some of the earlier plates. Plates clean. Text block uncut. A very fine book indeed.

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        Das Buch der Lieder. Zweite Auflage von 1837.

      Verlag von Otto Hendel, Halle, 1837.. 2. 186 Seiten Kl.-8°, gebundene Ausgabe, Maroquineinband. Beigebrauner Maroquineinband mit schwarzem Druck. Goldgeprägter Rückentitel. Cover reich an ornamentaler und fleuraler Verzierung. Buchschnitt rundum in dunklem Rot gefärbt. Mit einer der letzten Vorreden von Heinrich Heine aus Paris im Jahre 1837. Gebrauchtes antiquarisches Exemplar in einem noch sehr guten Zustand. Auf fliegendem Blatt oben links der Namenseintrag "Sisi Norman"

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        James Fraser's Panoramic Plan of London Dedicated to Her Most Gracious Majesty Queen Adelaide. Engraved by Jas. Neale & Co. Burleigh St. Strand.

      James Fraser,, London, 215 Regent Street, 1837 - A complete bijou of a map, not less useful than elegant Engraved map, dissected and mounted on linen, hand-coloured in outline, bordered with 18 engraved views of some of the principal attractions of London, housed within original green cloth folder, bookseller's ticket on pastedown "Sold by John Bubb, Bradford", with printed label on upper cover, spine worn and repaired. The eighteen views surrounding the map depict the New Post Office, Italian Opera House, Queen's New Palace, Entrance to Hyde Park, Custom House, National Scottish Church, Drury Lane, Somerset House, Westminster Abbey, The Colosseum, Covent Garden Theatre, Thames Tunnel, St Paul's, Waterloo Bridge, Bank of England, New London Bridge, London University and Hammersmith Suspension Bridge.According to Fraser's advertisement, the map was available at four different prices, starting at 7s 6d in a French Case to 16s in a black frame, our example is the more humble 3s issue in cloth. The reviews were handsome, the Literary Gazette calling the publication "A complete bijou of a map, not less useful than elegant." The Athenaeum regarded the map as "generally serviceable", leaving the Christian Remembrancer to throw caution to the wind and claiming "the eighteen marginal views of the principle public buildings are perfect gems of art, and cannot fail, when combined with the correct delineation of the survey, to recommend it to the public favour both for elegance and unity."Scale: 3 inches to 1 statute mile. Howgego 332 (3).

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        Der Rhein von Cöln bis Mainz = Nouveau panorama du Rhin de Cologne jusqu'à Mayence = New panoramic map of the Rhine from Cologn to Mentz., Umschlagt.: Nouveau panorama du Rhin de Cologne jusqu'à Mayence.

      Cologne : J. E. Renard, oJ = 1837 - 6-fach gefaltetes Leporello mit der Rheinverlaufskarte und 41 Randillustrationen + 1 Titelvignette in Stahlstich. (Titel 3-sprachig) Sprache: de Gewicht in Gramm: 499 22 x 10 cm, (gefaltet) Original Halbleineneinband mit aufgeklebtem ill. Titel. EB stark nachgedunkelt und bestoßen, Rücken angeplatzt. Papier altersbed. etwas gebräunt und fleckig. SEHR SELTEN.

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        Mémoire en réponse à cette question : Que doit-on entendre par phtisie laryngée ? quelles en sont les altérations organiques, les causes, les espèces, les terminaisons ? quel en est le traitement ? (Couronné dans la séance annuelle du 9 août 1836). In : Mémoires de l'Académie de Médecine. Tome sixième, avec onze planches.

      Paris, J.B. Baillière, 1837 - in-4, (4), 878 pp., toile verte moderne, rousseurs éparses, planches en très bon état. Edition originale rare. Ce mémoire de Trousseau et Belloc occupe les pages 1 à 312 de ce volume ; il est illustré de neuf planches. Le "Traité pratique de la phtisie laryngée, de la laryngite chronique, et des maladies de la voix" rédigé un an plus tard constituera la deuxième édition de ce mémoire, augmentée de nouvelles observations. Le mémoire proposé ici comporte la première description complète de la tuberculose laryngée et surtout traite pour la première fois de l'ensemble des affections chroniques du larynx, le mot phtisie signifiant "consomption" comme le précise les auteurs. Il peut donc être considéré comme le premier ouvrage de laryngologie. Les auteurs distinguent quatre types de "phtisies laryngées" : simple, syphilitique, cancéreuse et tuberculeuse. Cette classification a le mérite de poser le problème du diagnostic différentiel, même si l'étiologie de certaines observations reste confuse ou imprécise. Trousseau et Belloc obtinrent pour ce livre le grand prix de l'Académie royale de médecine. Cf. Garrison & Morton, 3258 (Traité) ; N. Weir, Otolaryngology : an illustrated history p. 108 ; Fr. Legent, Armand Trousseau laryngologiste, Histoire des Sciences Médicales, 2007, XLI, pp. 83-94. Ce volume renferme aussi deux mémoires sur l'influence de l'anatomie pathologique sur la médecine (de Risueno d¿Amador et de Saucerotte), et l'important mémoire de Rayer, "De la morve et du farcin chez l¿homme" (pp. 625-873, avec 2 planches en couleurs), "qui devait constituer l'ouvrage de référence sur la morve." (J. Théodoridès, Pierre Rayer) [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Der ächte englische Robinson Crusoe, seine ersten Seefahrten, sein Schiffbruch und achtundzwanzigjähriger Aufenthalt auf einer unbewohnten Insel, so wie seine späteren merkwürdigen Reisen und Abenteuer bis zum Ende seine Lebens. Nach der ursprünglichen Erzählung Daniel Foe's vollständig übertragen.

      Erhard, Stuttgart 1837 - 20 x 12 cm. 668 Seiten, mit 48 (st. 50) Kupfertafeln. Pgt. Reich illustrierte, seltene Ausgabe. - Es fehlen die Seiten 19/20, 31/32, 109/110, 613/614, 617/618, 643/644 sowie 651-654 und 2 Kupfertafeln. - Zahlreiche Seiten mit Eckabrissen bzw. Einrissen, meist hinterlegt oder ausgebessert, oft mit Textverlust. Etwas fingerfleckig. Die Kupfertafeln aber in gutem Zustand.

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        History of South America and Mexico; comprising their discovery, geography, politics, commerce and revolutions . to which is annexed, a geographical and historical view of Texas, with a detailed account of the Texian Revolution and War

      H. Huntington, Jr., Hartford 1837 - Contemporary tree calf, spine gilt. Provenance: Contemporary signature in pencil on title Important account and map of Texas as a Republic. Contains an "excellent contemporary account of the Texas Revolution and its beginnings . The Account includes reprintings of the Declaration of Independence, the Constitution, Burleson's report on the taking of Bexar in December, 1835, and the Travis letter of February 24, 1836, and several other reports and documents. One of these is a reprinting (p. 329-335), which I do not recollect having seen elsewhere, of the report of Benjamin H. Holland, Captain of the 2d Company of Artillery, on the Fannin Massacre . I am inclined to think the value of this contemporary account of the Texas Revolution, compiled by the father of one of the participants.has been overlooked" (Streeter). The colored map of Mexico and Texas shows the Republic as separate, and the internal provinces of Mexico. Howes N156; Streeter Texas 1285A; Sabin 55319. (7 3/4 x 4 3/4 inches). 370;230pp. Three engraved plates and two hand-colored folding maps. (Light foxing, tear to first map repaired with tissue). [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        STRADA FERRATA da Venezia a Milano.

      Gondoliere,, Venezia, 1837 - in folio, pp. 88, (2), bella leg. mod. m. perg. con angoli, carta dec. ai piatti e doppio tass. al d. Con 3 gr. tavv. litogr. ripiegate raff. il percorso della ferrovia con il profilo del treno inaugurale (mm. 430x490), veduta generale del ponte con Venezia sullo sfondo e particolari costruttivi delle arcate della ferrovia. Imp. studio sulla realizzazione del celebre ponte ferroviario ideato dall'Ing. Giovanni Milani. Raro. [MM5-362]

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        Abhandlungen. Aus dem Jahre 1835.

      Berlin, F. Dümmler, 1837.. 25 Tafeln, davon 21 ausklappbar und 9 coloriert. ca. 1275 Seiten. Schlichter Interimsbroschureinband der Zeit. 4°.. Blaue, unbeschnittene Interimsbroschur der Zeit mit aufmontiertem Rückenschild. Zeitgemäß befindet sich das Buch in einem sehr guten Zustand. Der hintere Teil des Einbands ist angerissen. Auf den letzten 10 bis 20 Seiten sind lagerbedingt Feuchtigkeitsflecken aufgetaucht. Inhalt: Prolegomena (Historische Einleitung; Verzeichniss der Mitglieder und Correspondenten der Akademie; Gedächtnissrede auf CARL ASMUND RUDOLPHI). Physikalische Klasse (DANIEL FRIEDRICH ESCHRICHT und JOHANNES MÜLLER über die arteriösen und venösen Wundernetze an der Leber und einen merkwürdigen Bau dieses Organes beim Thunfische, Thynnus vulgaris - mit drei darauf bezogenen ausklappbaren Tafeln; CARL SIGISMUND KUNTH über die Linneischen Gattungen Scirpus und Schoenus; HEINRICH FRIEDRICH LINK über den Bau der Farrnkräuter - zweite Abhandlung - mit einer sich darauf bezogenen Tafel; JOHANNES MÜLLER über die organischen Nerven der erectilen männlichen Geschlechtsorgane des Menschen und der Säugethiere - mit vier darauf bezogenen ausklappbaren Tafeln; CHRISTIAN GOTTFRIED EHRENBERG, Mittheilung einer sehr einfachen Methode zum Festhalten, Vergleichen und Aufbewahren der feinsten und vergänglichsten mikroskopischen Objecte; CHRISTIAN GOTTFRIED EHRENBERG, Zusätze zur Erkenntniss grosser organischer Ausbildung in den kleinsten thierischen Organismen; CHRISTIAN GOTTFRIED EHRENBERG über die Akalephen des rothen Meeres und den Organismus der Medusen der Ostsee - mit neun darauf bezogenen ausklappbaren und illuminierten Tafeln; CHRISTIAN SAMUEL WEISS über eine versteckte gegenseitige Beziehung zwischen den Krystallsystemen des Feldspathes und des Kalkspathes; CHRISTIAN SAMUEL WEISS, Betrachtung des Feldspathsystems in der viergliedrigen Stellung - mit zwei darauz bezogenen ausklappbaren Tafeln; HEINRICH ROSE über die Lichterscheinungen bei der Krystallbildung; Nachtrag zu der Abhandlung der Herren DANIEL FRIEDRICH ESCHRICHT und JOHANNES MÜLLER über die Wundernetze an der Leber des Thunfisches). Mathematische Klasse (FRANZ ERNST NEUMANN, Theoretische Untersuchungder Gesetze, nach welchen das Licht an der Grenze zweier vollkommen durchsichtigen Medien reflectirt und gebrochen wird - mit einer darauf bezogenen ausklappbaren Tafel; FRIEDRICH WILHELM BESSEL, Bestimmung der Länge des einfachen Secundenpendels für Berlin; AUGUST LEOPOLD CRELLE, Einige Bemerkungen zu den Mitteln, algebraische Gleichungen näherungsweise aufzulösen; JOHANN FRANZ ENCKE über den Venusdurchgang von 1769; FRIEDRICH THEODOR POSELGER, Das Taylor'sche Theorem, als Grundlage der Functionen-Rechnung; ENNE HEEREN DIRKSEN über die Trennung der Wurzeln einer numerischen Gleichung mit Einer Unbekannten; PETER GUSTAV LEJEUNE DIRICHLET über eine neue Anwendung bestimmter Integralen auf die Summation endlicher oder unendlicher Reihen - mit zwei Beilagen). Philosophisch-historische Klasse (FRIEDRICH WILKEN, Geschichte der Sultane aus dem Geschlechte Bujeh nach Mirchond; JOHANN GOTTFRIED HOFFMANN über die Besorgnisse, welche die Zunahme der Bevölkerung erregt; THEODOR SIGISMUND PANOFKA, Zeus und Aegina - mit zwei darauf bezogenen Tafeln; KARL RICHARD LEPSIUS über die Anordnung und Verwandtschaft des Semitischen, Indischen, Alt-Persischen, Alt-Ägyptischen und Äthiopischen Alphabets; KARL KONRAD FRIEDRICH WILHELM LACHMANN über den Eingang des Parzivals; EBERHARD GOTTLIEB GRAFF, Althochdeutsche, dem Anfange des 11. Jahrhunderts angehörige, Übersetzung und Erläuterung der Aristotelischen Abhandlungen: ?at?????a? und pe?? e? ??e?a?; LEOPOLD VON RANKE, Zur Geschichte der italienischen Poesie; JOHANN DANIEL WILHELM OTTO UHDEN über die unter dem Namen der Farnesischen bekannte antike Onyxschale im K. Bourbonischen Museum zu Neapel - mit einer darauf bezogenen Tafel; LEOPOLD VON RANKE, Nachträgliche Bemerkung zur Geschichte der italienischen Poesie). Siehe Foto.

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        Surf Scoter. Anas perspicillata, (Linn), Oidemia perspieillata; (Flem)

      London 1837 - This splendid hand-colored, folio-size lithograph, Tufted Duck. Surf Scoter. Anas perspicillata, (Linn), Oidemia perspieillata; (Flem), from John Gould’s (1804-1881) monumental book "Birds Europe" (1832-1837) is in very good condition with a few faint foxing marks. Measuring 15" x 21.5", this lithograph magnificently displays the author’s scientific skill and attention to detail. These large sea ducks are expertly hand-colored, the male in rich black with white patches on the nape and forehead and a bulbous red, yellow and white bill. The female in the background is gray and brown colored with detailed plumage and white patches around the face. 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 Pickwick Papers, VOLUME TWO ONLY

      Chapman and Hall Limited, London, 1837. First Edition. Hardcover. Good/No Dustjacket. 1837. First Edition. 609 pages. No dust jacket. Firmly bound into dark green or grey cloth boards with dark green leather back-strip and corners. Decorative gilt to spine. VOLUME TWO ONLY. Believed to be first edition. Good condition for age. Text pages clean for age and strongly tanned, with darker tan and noticeable foxing stains or marks to image plates and odd pages throughout. Front hinge cracked, but binding firm. Image plates all appear present but book is not collated. Stains and drop marks to board surfaces, and some rippling or bubbling to the cloth from storage. This is more prominent to the rear board. Edges and corners are rub-worn and rounded, exposing card beneath leather. Please contact us directly if you have any queries before purchase.

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        La Boîte aux Lettres. (Sur blanc)

      Paris: Caboche, Grégoire et Aubert, 1837-1839. Suite of 31 hand-colored lithographs heightened with gum arabic on various papers without verso text. Sur blanc, coloriée et gommée à l'époque. Image: Average 252 x 188 mm. Sheets: Average 335 x 250 mm. Armelhault & Bocher, nos. 348-366 and 1684-1695. After publication in Le Charivari. Printed by Aubert and Caboche, Grégoire .&

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