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

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

      [Bookseller: Currey, L.W. Inc. ABAA/ILAB]
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        Shau-Hau-Napo-Tinia, An Ioway Chief

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

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

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

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        STATUTS SYNODAUX DU DIOCESE DE TOULOUSE / EPITRES ET EVANGILES

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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        Excellent 1937 ALS To Monsieur Walter.

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

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

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

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        Essai sur les insectes Hémiptères, Rhyngotes, ou Hétéroptères.

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

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

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

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

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

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        Marsh Sandpiper. Totanus stahnatilis: (Bechst)

      London 1837 - This splendid hand-colored, folio-size lithograph, Marsh Sandpiper. Totanus stahnatilis: (Bechst), from John Gould’s (1804-1881) monumental book "Birds Europe" (1832-1837) is in good condition with staining in the lower right corner. Measuring 14.75" x 21.5", and magnificently displays the author’s scientific skill and attention to detail, this shallow water wader, the Marsh Sandpiper, is illustrated in its natural habitat. Precise lines define and detail each grey-brown feather and the underside is colored white. Greenish colored legs are another characteristic of this dynamic bird. John Gould was an English ornithologist, self-taught artist and naturalist. Gould first worked as a gardener under his father in the Royal Gardens of Windsor from 1818-1824, where he began his illustrations. He became an expert taxidermist, opening his own practice in London in 1824 and in 1827 he became the first Curator and Preserver at the museum of the Zoological Society of London. Through his work he was able to meet with the country’s leading naturalists and view new collections of birds given to the Zoological Society. His interest in birds was continually developing and in 1830 he published his first volume on birds, “A Century of Birds From the Himalaya Mountains.” For the next fifty years, Gould, his wife and artists working with them traveled around Asia, the East Indies and Australia. His wife Elizabeth and other artists were able to transfer his sketches to stone; hand print and hand-color them. One of the most accomplished and engaging natural history works of the 19th century, “The Birds of Europe” was also the first of Gould's works to feature plates by Edward Lear. A total of sixty-eight images bear Lear's name, and they are among the most remarkable bird drawings ever made. Lear endowed his illustrations with some measure of his own whimsy and intelligence, and his style is at once fluidly spontaneous and realistically precise. In this way, the images of “The Birds of Europe” are amazingly distinctive, while also highly realistic. Gould undertook this work partly in an effort to redress the imbalance between the study of local and foreign ornithology. Gould portrayed birds native to Europe in a manner that had only been thought appropriate for the colorful species of distant places. In this way he managed to draw much popular interest back to native birds, which were suddenly considered equally beautiful to exotic species.

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        The Complete Angler

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

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

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

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

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

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        Dr. B. Bolzanos Wissenschaftslehre. Versuch einer ausführlichen und größentheils neuen Darstellung der Logik. 4 Bände

      Sulzbach, J. C. v. Seidel 1837 - Ungebundene Buchblocke ohne Decken (Interim-Zubereitung), 8°, xvi, 571 S., [1] mit einer gef. Tabelle; viii, [3], 568 S; viii, [3], 575 S.; xx, [3], 683 S. - letzte Seiten des Inhaltes falsch beigebunden aber vollständiges Exemplar. Einbände etwas berieben. Titelblätter mit großem Ausriß beschädigt – jetzt mit Papier untergeklebt [verbessert]. Titelblatt des vierten Bandes gelöst u. frei beigefügt. Seiten durchg. gering altersgebräunt u. stockfleckig, sonst sehr gut erhaltenes Exemplar. * Our books are stored in our warehouse, not in the shop. If you want to visit us and see a specific book, please notify us in advance. Unsere Bücher werden nicht in unserem Geschäft, sondern in einem Lager am Stadtrand Prags verwahrt. Bitte teilen Sie uns vorher mit, wenn Sie uns besuchen und ein bestimmtes Buch ansehen wollen. * Book Language/s: de

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        Rhenströmmen från Cöln till Mainz.

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

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        The Dispatches of The Duke of Wellington

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

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        Exposé général des études faites pour le Tracé des Chemins de Fer de Paris en Belgique et en Angleterre et d'Angleterre en Belgique desservant Boulogne Calais Dunkerque Lille et Valenciennes

      Ministère des Travaux Publics - Imprimerie Royale -, Paris 1837 - VII + 223 pp. + 4 planches dépliantes gravées (cartes générales et profils des principaux tracés) mémoire distribué aux chambres par l'administration royale exposant le résultat des études pour un projet de chemin de fer de paris en belgique tracés évaluations tableaux considérations financières "ne garantissant en aucune manière les évaluations des revenus c'est aux capitalistes qui se décideront à prendre part à l'opération à en apprécier les résultats financiers" notes la planche 4 fortement tachée sans nuire à la lecture usures et salissures marginales pour la planche 3 les planches 1 et 2 en trés bon état bon intérieur de l'ouvrage mais petite mouillure centrale premiers cahiers et notes au crayon en marge de quelques rares feuillets de la couverture seul subsiste le premier plat avec déchirures et manques tampon de bibliothèque de l'ancienne compagnie des chemins de fer de l'est sur couverture et pages titres trés rare exemplaire qui demande à être relié [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Asien oder alle Merkwürdigkeiten dieses Welttheils, von den ältesten bis auf unsere Zeiten, in 2 Bänden mit 98 Stahlstichen, trefflich abgebildet und topographisch-historisch beschrieben. 2 Bände.

      Frankfurt am Main, Comptoir für Literatur und Kunst. 1837/1839. "Die Wundermappe oder sämmtliche Kunst- und Natur-Wunder des ganzen Erdballs. Treu nach der Natur abgebildet und topographisch-historisch beschrieben". Zweite Haupt-Abtheilung: Asien. Gr.-8vo. Spätere Halblederbände (Ende des 19. Jahrhunderts) mit Buntpapierbezug und marmoriertem Schnitt sowie Schmuckpapiervorsätzen, 375; 400 S.. Die seltenen Asienbände der "Wundermappe", mit den Beschreibungen von Babylonien und Assyrien, Syrien, Phönizien, Palästina, Arabien und Klein-Asien (Band I) sowie Persien, Ostindien, Birman, Siam und Tibet, China und Japan (Band II). Komplette Ausgabe mit 98 Stichen. Band I enthält 45, Band II 53 Tafeln. - Eymer 97, - Gut erhaltene Exemplare. Die Lederrücken berieben, dadurch die ursprüngliche Vergoldung größtenteils abgerieben/geschwärzt. Die Bindung fest, ohne Platzstellen oder Risse. Kleine Abschabungen an den Kanten. Die Tafeln überwiegend sauber. In Band I sind 12 Tafeln etwas braunfleckig, vor allem im letzten Teil. In Band II sind 19 Tafeln leicht gebräunt oder fleckig. Einige Tafeln mit kleinem Durchstich oder Ausriß am äußersten unteren Rand (wohl beim Einbinden entstanden). Die Textseiten stellenweise leicht gebräunt bzw. stockfleckig, wenige stärker (die ersten und letzten Seiten von Band II).

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        L'ITALIA DESCRITTA E DIPINTA CON LE SUE ISOLE DI SICILIA, SARDEGNA, ELBA, MALTA, EOLIE, DI CALIPSO, ECC.... Secondo i lavori dei seguenti autori ed artisti: Chateaubriand, Lamartine, Piranesi, Cantù, Denon, Lord Byron, Goethe, Dandolo, Lamarmora, Vernet, Pinelli, ecc. ecc.

      Pomba 1837-1838 In - 8 gr. (mm. 270x170), 5 voll., mz. pelle coeva, fregi e tit. oro al dorso, così suddivisi: Vol. I: "Gran Ducato di Toscana", pp. 4,VIII,108 - Vol. II: "Regno di Napoli / Sicilia e Malta", pp. (4),376 - Vol. III: "Roma", pp. (2),VI,368 - Vol. IV: "Regno Lombardo - Veneto e minori stati vicini", pp. (4),320 - Vol. V: "Stati del Re di Sardegna", pp. (4),327. Testo su due colonne. L?opera è celebre anche per la straordinaria parte iconografica: è illustrata, come da Indici, da complessive 296 (su 324) bellissime tavole inc. in acciaio che raffigurano "siti, monumenti, scene e costumi" di tutta l'Italia e delle sue isole, inclusa Malta. Le tavole contengono per lo più una o due immagini. Delle 28 tavv. mancanti, 18 sono relative alla Sicilia e a Malta. "Seconda Edizione". La prima è del 1834 - 38 ed ha una piccola variante nel titolo (L?Italia, la Sicilia, le Isole Eolie, l?isola d?Elba, la Sardegna, Malta, l?isola di Calipso, ecc...). Cfr. Choix de Olscki,I,1108: ?ouvrage monumental qui conservera toujours une grande valeur? - Fossati Bellani,I,522. Con timbro di apparten.; lievi univormi arross. e fioriture ma complessivam. buon esemplare.

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        CORSO DI GEOGRAFIA UNIVERSALE Sviluppato in cento lezioni e diviso in tre grandi parti.

      Firenze, Batelli, 1837-1842. In-8 gr. (mm. 263x180), 6 voll. di testo in 3 tomi + Atlante (mm. 445x285). Il testo, mz. pergam. coeva, fregi e tit. oro su doppio tassello al dorso, ca. 3.000 pp. complessive. L'Atlante, mz. pelle coeva (con abras.), pp. (8),200 ca. di descrizione delle 69 tavv. a colori inc. in rame (numerose più volte ripieg.), è così composto: "Cosmografia" con 17 tavv. (incluso un grande mappamondo in due emisferi) - "Geografia fisica" con 12 tavv. - "Storia della geografia dai tempi biblici ed omerici fino alla scoperta del nuovo continente" con 10 tavv. - "Geografia statistica" (bilancia politica del globo e saggio di statistica di alcuni reami d?'Europa) con 30 tavv. Al ns. esempl. manca la tav. XIX bis relativa all?'idrografia comparata. Segnaliamo comunque che in 5 esempl. da noi posseduti nel passato, la tav. XIX bis, descritta nel testo, è sempre risultata mancante (anche l'Indice generale non la riporta). Con qualche lieve fiorit., altrim. esemplare ben conservato.

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        Sämmtliche Werke. Hrsg. v. Johann N. Vogl.,

      Wien, Rohrmann und Schweigerd 1837. - 4 Bde. kl.-8°. VI, 258; 216; 204; 368 S. Mit 1 Titelportr. in Lithogr. Ln. d. Zt. Rückensch. v. Bd. 1 tlw. abgeblättert. EA. W.- G. 1; Goedeke XI, 2, 333, 1; Kosch XII, 540; Rabenlechner I, 58; Wurzbach XXIV, 259 - Erste Gesamtausgabe des herausragenden Dramatikers des Wiener Volklstheaters. Es ist der erste Druck seiner Bühnenstücke. "Zu Lebzeiten F. Raimunds wurde keines seiner Stücke gedruckt. Raimund sperrte sich - außer bei einigen Liedern und Gedichten - gegen die Veröffentlichung, weil nach damals geltendem Recht - gedruckte Bühnenwerke aufführungs- und tantiemefrei waren" (Hein, Raimund, S. 1). - Enthält: Der Diamant des Geisterkönigs; Der Alpenkönig und der Menschenfeind; Moisasur`s Zauberfluch; Mädchen aus der Feenwelt, oder Der Bauer als Millionär, Der Barometermacher auf der Zauberinsel, Die gefesselte Fantasie, Die unheilbringende Krone, oder: König ohne Reich, Held ohne Muth, Schönheit ohne Jugend. Im vierten Band findet sich auch eine Biographie Ferdinand Raimunds von Johann Nepomuk Vogl. Gewicht in Gramm: 500

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        Taktik der reitenden Artillerie. Mit besonderer Rücksicht auf die Verbindung dieser Waffe mit den großen Massen der Reiterei. Aus dem Nachlasse des General Monhaupt. Mit 8 Steintafeln.

      Gedruckt und Verlegt bei G. Reimer, Berlin, 1837, - 1 256 Seiten insgesamt leicht fleckig, Vorblatt mit Bibliotheksstempel, Halbleder etwas berieben, Tafeln etwas bestoßen Hardcover,

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        Maria Immaculata auf Wolken und ein Engel mit Lilienstengel.

      . Feder in Grau, grau laviert, an drei Seiten mit grauer Tuschlinie umrandet, oben rundbogig geschlossen, auf Bütten, auf China aufgezogen. 24,3:21 cm. Provenienz: Sammlung E. Führer, Essen, nicht bei Lugt. 1837 während seines Aufenthaltes in Rom schuf Foltz zwei Madonnenbilder und später noch mehrfach für bayerische Kirchen.

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        Memoirs of the Life of Sir Walter Scott, Bart. ... - [Complete in 7 Volumes]

      Edinburgh, R. Cadell; [Etc. , Etc. ] 1837-38, 1837, Hardback, First EditionFinely bound in modern aniline calf over marble boards. Raised bands with a dark morocco gilt-blocked label. Spine compartments uniformly tooled in gilt. An exceptional copy - scans and additional bibliographic detail on request. ; 0 pages; Description: 7 v. Front. (port. ) fold. Facsim. 20 cm. Subjects: Scott, Walter, Sir, 1771-1832. Authors, Scottish--19th century--Biography. Preface signed: J. G. Lockhart. Memoir of the early life of Sir Walter Scott written by himself: v. 1, p. 1-60. "Chronological list of the publications of Sir Walter Scott": v. 7, p. [433]-439.

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        Memoirs of the life of Sir Walter Scott [complete in 7 volumes]

      Edinburgh: : Robert Cadell ; London: John Murray 1837 - Physical description: 7v. frontis., facsim. ; 8vo. Subjects: Scott, Sir, Walter, 1771-1832 -- Memoirs. Notes: Frontispiece and folding facsim. to vol. 1. Errata slip tipped in at preface of vol. 1. Work compiled by J. G. Lockhart (see preface Vol. I). Other names: Lockhart, J. G. (John Gibson), 1794-1854. Very good copies bound in contemporary full aniline calf. Gilt-blocked leather label to spines with raised bands. Spine bands and panel edges somewhat dulled and rubbed as with age. Shadow staining evident to covers, prelims. and terminal pages of vols. 1, 2, 3, 4 & 6. Remains quite well-preserved overall. Provenance: From the library of Sir William Eden with his bookplate. 3 Kg. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Übersicht des Arachnidensystems.

      Nürnberg, in der C.H. Zeh'schen Buchhandlung, 1837-1850. 5 parts. 8vo (200 x 125mm). pp. vi, 39; 38, 130, (2); 136; 104, with 48 engraved plates of which 32 hand-coloured. Contemporary half calf, spine with gilt lettering. Carl Ludwig Koch (1778-1857) was a famous German arachnologist and inspector of water and forest. His principal work 'Die Arachniden' (1831-48) was commenced by C.W. Hahn and Koch was responsible for ther last twelve volumes.//Nissen ZBI, 2250.

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        Common Curlew; Numenius arquata (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, Common Curlew; Numenius arquata (Lath), measures 14.5" x 21.25" and is in very good condition with few faint foxing marks throughout. Also called the Eurasian Curlew, this wading bird is expertly hand colored in rich shades of brown and taupe. Fine lines detail each feather and create intricate feather patterns the length of the body. The extremely long bill of this bird is accented as it extends across the lithograph.

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        SOUVENIRS DE CARNAVAL

      Bauger .- Aubert, Paris - Sans date ( 1837 ) suite de SOUVENIRS DE CARNAVAL .- 6 très belles lithographies coloriées et gommées à l' époque.- Demi maroquin marron , dos lisse.- Très bel exemplaire .- De la bibliothèque de Paul Gavault ( ex- libris .) Size: In 4to [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Ornithology. The Naturalist's Library. Vol. VII + VIII. Birds of Western Africa.

      Edinburgh, W. H. Lizars, 1837,. in-8vo, 286 p. / 263 p., 32 + 32 hand-coloured plates, small legacy-stamps 'Dr. Guggisberg', restored clothbounds.. Please notify before visiting to see a book. Prices are excl. VAT/TVA (only Switzerland) & postage.

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

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

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        A systematic and stratigraphical catalogue of the fossil fish in the Cabinets of Lord Cole and Sir Philip Grey Egerton; together with an alphabetical and stratigraphical catalogue of the same species, with references to their published figures and descriptions.

      London, Richard and J.E. Taylor, 1837. 4to (285 x 225mm). Leaves 12. Contemporary wrappers. "The following catalogues were prepared at the suggestion of Professor Agassiz to whose wonted liberality I am indebted for documents explanatory of his system of Ichthyology, hitherto uncommunicated to the public" (from the Preface). A privately issued catalogue.//B.M. (Nat. Hist.) II, p.513.

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        The History of Rome

      - London - Samuel Bentley 1837 - Acollection of the History of Rome by B. G. Niebuhr. Complete in five volumes. The complete set is scarce. Translated by Julius Sharles Hare and Connop Thirwall, Fellows of Trinity College, Cambridge. Third Edition, Revised. With fold-out maps. Barthold Georg Niebuhr (27 August 1776 2 January 1831) was a Danish-German statesman and historian who became Germany's leading historian of Ancient Rome and a founding father of modern scholarly historiography. By 1810 Niebuhr was inspiring German patriotism in students at the University of Berlin by his analysis of Roman economics and government. Historians generally view Niebuhr as a leader of the Romantic Era and symbol of German national spirit that emerged after the defeat at Jena. But he was also deeply rooted in the classical spirit of the Age of Enlightenment in his intellectual presuppositions, his use of philologic analysis, and his emphasis on both general and particular phenomena in history. Condition: In full calf leather bindings with gilt embellishment to the spines and gilt borders to the boards. Externally, generally smart, lightly rubbed in places. Some of the spine labels are missing. Internally, firmly bound. Pages are generally bright and clean with some scattered light foxing. There is a bookplate to the front pastedown in all volumes. Overall: VERY GOOD. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        The Posthumous Papers of the Pickwick Club

      London: Chapman and Hall,, 1837. With forty-three illustrations, by R. Seymour and Phiz. Octavo (212 × 133 mm). Original purple pebble-grain morocco, boards blind stamped, spine lettered in gilt, edges gilt, yellow coated endpapers. 43 engraved plates by H. K. Browne. Boards rubbed, spine faded, a short closed tear to half-title, edges darkened, endpapers spotted and stained, plates oxidised. A very good copy. First edition in book form, publisher's deluxe binding. The contemporary leather-bound editions of Dickens are not described in detail by bibliographers, though copies such as the present are occasionally seen in trade, variously described as either publisher's presentation or deluxe bindings. There is evidence from contemporary records (see Robert L. Patten, Charles Dickens and his Publishers, p. 101) that the early novels were available in full morocco at a higher price than the cloth bindings, and in the absence of a publisher's presentation inscription, it seems prudent to claim no more than that this is a deluxe binding. That it is a publisher's binding, rather than a bespoke period binding, is indicated by the blind-stamping to the boards, which is identical to that found on the cloth case of the third edition of Sketches by Boz published by Chapman and Hall at the same time. The grain of the leather is the same pebbled finish seen in other deluxe publisher's bindings on the early Dickens titles and the yellow-coated endpapers are identical to those found in many of the original cloth cases. Pickwick Papers, Charles Dickens's first novel, transformed the obscure journalist into England's most famous author in a matter of months. The first monthly instalment was issued in an edition of 1,000 copies in April 1836. The book became a publishing sensation after the introduction of Sam Weller in chapter 10, the fourth instalment, issued in July 1836, after which the publishers reprinted the earlier instalments so that readers could catch up. For that reason, even in parts, copies are almost impossible to find in uniform first state. By the time the book was issued in November 1837, many textual corrections had been made. Booksellers often list numerous (and confusing) text points that might conceivably apply to a perfect set of Pickwick Papers as originally issued in parts, but all these points could never be found together in the issues in book form. The serial was originally intended to be primarily a vehicle for the cartoons of Robert Seymour, until he committed suicide after the first number was published. Robert William Buss then took over, but he was inexperienced in steel engraving and had to be fired. The final choice, Hablot Knight Browne (Phiz), was to be Dickens's chosen collaborator for the next two decades. Phiz illustrated parts IV?-XX, re-engraved the Seymour plates and entirely replaced the Buss plates for later issues. The later issue plates, as here, do not contain page locations; they are signed, titled, and have the small engraved Chapman and Hall imprint below the caption.

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        Leitfaden zur Nordischen Alterthumskunde, herausgegeben von der königlichen Gesellschaft für Nordische Altherthumskunde.

      Kopenhagen, 1837. 8vo. Uncut in the original printed wrappers. A very light damp stain to hinges and spine cracked vertically down the middle, but still tight and cords intact. An excellent clean and fresh copy. (4), 108 pp.. Scarce first German edition of this milestone publication, which laid the foundation of modern archaeology and transformed it into an exact science. With this seminal publication, Thomsen was the first to establish an evidence-based division of prehistory into discrete periods, and with it he became the originator of the three-age system (the division into Stone Age - Bronze Age - Iron Age), which is "the basic chronology that now underpins the archaeology of most of the Old World" (Rowley-Conwy: From Genesis to Prehistory, p.1). This foundational work altered our understanding of our world and our place in it and contains the first use of "culture" in an archaeological context."Christian Jürgensen Thomsen, (born Dec. 29, 1788, Copenhagen, Den.-died May 21, 1865, Copenhagen), Danish archaeologist who deserves major credit for developing the three-part system of prehistory, naming the Stone, Bronze, and Iron ages for the successive stages of man's technological development in Europe. His tripartite scheme brought the first semblance of order to prehistory and formed the basis for chronological schemes developed for other areas of the globe by succeeding generations of archaeologists." (Encycl. Britt.).Up until the beginning of the 19th century, our understanding of antiquities had been very loose and fumbling. Studying the artifacts, earlier archaeologists had used a great deal of imagination, especially when adapting information from written sources to the objects. Only when Thomsen enters the scene, this approach changes. He is the first to focus the investigation upon the artifacts themselves. Quickly realizing that this approach must be the only way forward, he soon distinguished clearly between objects, both similar and different, and established what belonged together in time and where there were chronological differences. He was among the first to differentiate between history that could be studied through written sources and prehistory which could only be studied through material culture. He realized - as the first - that in order to interpret findings of prehistoric objects, one would have to know their source and the context in which they were found - thus establishing the foundation for modern excavation technique. He trained the great archaeologist J.J.A. Worsaae and sent him on excavation expeditions to acquire artifacts for ethnographic museum that he had founded and thus also founded Danish archaeology. Thomsen was the first to perceive typologies of grave goods, grave types, methods of burial, pottery and decorative motifs, and to assign these types to layers found in excavation, thus combining our different sources of knowledge to establish certainty. When, in 1836, the Royal Society of Northern Antiquaries published Thomsen's illustrated contribution to "Guide to Scandinavian Archaeology" (i.e. the present publication), in which he put forth his chronology for the first time, together with comments about typology and stratigraphy, Thomsen already had an international reputation. But this publication gave him more than that - it made him the founder of modern archaeology and arguably the most influential archaeologist of all times. In 1816 Thomsen had been appointed head of "antiquarian" collections, which later developed into the National Museum of Denmark. It was while organizing and classifying the antiquities for exhibition that he discovered how much more sense it would make to present them chronologically, and so he did, using what is now known as the "three-age system". Proposing that prehistory had advanced from an age of stone tools, to ages of tools made from bronze and iron was not in itself a novel idea, but no previous proposals allowed for the dating of artifacts (which Thomsen's system did for the first time) and they were all presented as systems of evolution. Refining the idea of stone-bronze-iron phases, Thomsen turned it into a chronological system by seeing which artifacts occurred with which other artifacts in closed finds. In this way, he was the first to establish an evidence-based division of prehistory into discrete periods. It is this seminal achievement that led to his being credited as the originator of the three-age system.He provided for the first time a solid empirical basis for the system that ever since the present publication has laid at the foot of all archaeological research. He showed that artifacts could be classified into types and that these types varied over time in ways that correlated with the predominance of stone, bronze or iron implements and weapons. In this way he turned the Three-age System from being an evolutionary scheme based on intuition and general knowledge into a system of relative chronology supported by archaeological evidence."His published and personal advice to Danish archaeologists concerning the best methods of excavation produced immediate results that not only verified his system empirically but placed Denmark in the forefront of European archaeology for at least a generation. He became a national authority when C.C Rafn, secretary of the Kongelige Nordiske Oldskriftselskab ("Royal Society of Northern Antiquaries"), published his principal manuscript in "Ledetraad til Nordisk Oldkyndighed" ("Guide to Scandinavian Archaeology") in 1836."This groundbreaking publication was immediately translated into German (published the following year, 1837), in which form it reached a wide audience, influencing the archaeologists of all of Europe. In 1848, it was published in English and became highly influential on the development of archaeology theory and practice in Great Britain and the United States.In 1849 Thomsen founded the world's first ethnografic museum, which continued to contribute significantly to the development of modern archaeology."Throughout the course of the nineteenth century growing amounts of archaeological material were being recovered as the vastly expanding engineering activities of the Industrial Revolution were transforming Central and Western Europe into the "workshop of the world." Indeed, much of the popular appeal of archaeology in early Victorian times lay in its seeming demonstration that this contemporary technological advancement, which both intrigued and delighted the middle classes, was no mere accident but the acceleration of a tendency for "progress" which was innate in humankind. This evidence that cultural evolution as opposed to degeneration from an original state of grace had been a significant feature of human history made archaeology pre-eminently a science of progress. Within the context of the history of the discipline, however, the birth of this "scientific archaeology", as distinct from the antiquarianism of earlier times, is generally associated with the unfolding of the "Three Age System" and the pioneering work of C.J. Thomsen.While in the past a few archaeologists had attempted to subdivide prehistoric materials into various temporal segments, it was Thomsen who first envisaged, and applied, on the basis of archaeological evidence, a systematic classification of antiquities according to the criteria of material use and form which could be correlated with a sequence of temporal periods: the Ages of Stone, Bronze, and Iron, familiar to every student of archaeology for the last hundred years. The novelty of this approach, however, did not lie in the concept of technological development gleaned from his familiarity with the conjectural history of the Enlightenment, or in his assumption of a sequence of Stone, Bronze, or Iron Ages, itself a variation of Lucretius' popular model. Rather, it lay in his employment of "seriational principles" acquired from his extensive knowledge of numismatics, which he used to combine evidence concerning technology, grave goods, along with the shape and decoration of various artefacts into an internally consistent developmental sequence. Though Thomsen's Museum of Northern Antiquities in Denmark had arranged its collection of artefacts in accordance with this new system as early as 1819, the first written account of his research was not set out in print until the "Ledetraad til Nordisk Oldkyndighed" ("Guide Book to Northern/Nordic Antiquities") was published in 1836. While prior to Thomsen's work, thinking about antiquities in both Europe and the United States bas both intellectually fragmented and essentially speculative, the publication of the "Ledetraad" and its translation into German a year later unified archaeological studies by providing scholars with an exemplar or "paradigm". For, while previously antiquarians and indeed classical archaeologists, who were interested in what are now recognized to be prehistoric remains, tended to look to written records and/or oral traditions to provide a historical context for their finds, it was Thomsen who liberated archaeologists from this restrictive assumption through the creation of a carefully controlled chronology which allowed for the comprehensive study of those periods in history for which NO written records were available. In the second half of the nineteenth century, Thomsen's system established itself as THE system, as his basic classification of artefacts, arranged in periods by virtue of an analogy with the form and function of tools in his own day, was modified an elaborated upon by, among others, Worsaae, de Mortillet and John Lubbock." (D.A. Nestor: Cognitive Perspectives on Israelite Identity, pp. 46-48)

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

      Hartford: H. Huntington, 1837. - 2 volumes in one. 8vo., (8 x 5 inches). 2 letterpress title pages; additional engraved vignette title page (occasional spotting throughout). 2 fine folding engraved maps of "Mexico and Texas" and "South America," with original hand color in full (marginal chip, not affecting the image, a few spots, some newer creases), engraved frontispiece "Battle of Jacinto," 2 engraved plates (a bit spotted). Contemporary American tree calf, the smooth spine lettered and decorated in gilt (extremities a bit worn). First edition, second printing with the additional material related to Texas by Gov. E. M. Pease's father from on-the-spot reports of the Texas Revolution. The first edition published in 1825, was a much smaller work, covering only the revolutions in Latin America, and with no Texas content. The important map of Texas is the first issue and shows all of present-day Texas in bold pink hand-coloring, extends to 38° North, and does not yet locate Houston, Lynchburg, Liberty, San Augustine, Rio Grande City, and Teran, which are present in later issues. "This volume was originally published in 1827 [sic] by Connecticut senator and author John Milton Niles. A new edition in 1837 added an account of the Revolution by Lorain Pease of Connecticut, whose son Elijah Pease supported Texas independence, fought in the Revolution, and later served as the state's governor" (Tyler, "Prints and Printmakers of Texas"). "This is an excellent contemporary account of the Texas Revolution and its beginnings [with] reprintings of the Declaration of Independence, the Constitution, Burleson's report on the taking of Bexar in December, 1835, the Travis letter of February 24, 1836, and several other reports and documents. One of these is a reprinting (pp. 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. The value of this contemporary account, compiled by the father of one of the participants, has been overlooked" (Streeter 1285). Hill, page 212; Howes N156. For more information about this book, or a warm welcome to see it and other books in our library at 72nd Street, NYC, please contact Megan Scauri, M.A., M.L.S., in the Rare Book Department. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        A Complete System of French Domestic Cookery, Formed Upon Principles of Economy, and Adapted to the use of Families of Moderate Fortune: Being the Result of Forty Years Extensive Practice, and According to the Methods of the First officiers de Bouche, Comptrollers of the Royal Palaces, and Cooks of the Highest Repute in Paris

      Published by S. Cornish, London 1837 - , 380 pages, contains recipes for Soups, Beef, Puddings, Fowls, Pastry, Pork and many others, with additions from Monsieur Ude and others, and a glossary of French terms Fourth Edition , cover a little rubbed, front hinge partially cracked but holding, light pencil notes on a few pages, textblock clean, book in good condition , dark green patterned cloth, with gilt title black leather spine label 12mo, 19 x 11 cm Hardback ISBN: [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Principles Of Geology: Being An Inquiry How Far The Former Changes Of The Earth's Surface Are Referable To Causes Now In Operation [COMPLETE IN FOUR VOLUMES FIFTH EDITION PUBLISHED 1837]

      John Murray, London, 1837, Hardcover (Half Leather), Book Condition: Good Condition, Dust Jacket Condition: No Dust Jacket, Fifth EditionBooks ? All four volumes complete with pages and plates as required, additional SCANS available]. in near Very Good half leather binding with marble paper covered boards ? some wear to the extreme edges, extreme ends of the spine and corners, also some rubbing/surface abrasion to the marble paper. Spine labels in red and gilt though attractive are not original. Contents: Volume One has browning and staining to the free front end paper, frontispiece, title page and first preface page. Volume Two has browning to plate 6 and to page 195 opposite. Volume Four has slight browning to plate 10 and to page 59 opposite. All the volumes have some browning to the free front and rear end paper and paste downs corners and there is slight marking to the occasional page otherwise clean and tightly bound. An attractive set of this important work. Size: 7.25 inches tall by 4.25 inches. xviii, 462, 442, 447, 448 pages. Volume One - black & white full page frontispiece line drawing, 2 further fold out plates one b/w & one col'd and a further 24 engravings. Volume Two - 4 fold out black and white plates & 62 engravings. Volume Three - 3 plates all single page one col'd and two b/w & 106 engravings. Volume Four - 6 fold out plates two col'd and four b/w and 226 engravings. [15 PLATES IN TOTAL]. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: 1-2 kilos. Category: Natural History & Resources; Geology; Inventory No: 8223.

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        Introduction To The Literature of Europe.

      London: Murray 1837 - 4 volume set, 8.5 inches tall. A very handsome set bound in full calf by Bickers. With wide gilt raised bands, triple labels, gilt panels, dentelles and all edges. With a gilt embossed device to the upper boards and an armorial bookplate. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        The Complete Angler

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

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        Histoire naturelle des insectes. Aptères.

      - Paris, Librairie Encyclopédique de Roret, 1837-1847. 4 text volumes and atlas. Royal-8vo. pp. vi, 682; 548, (1); viii, 476; xvi, 623, 24, with 52 engraved plates of which 43 beautifully handcoloured. Contemporary half green calf, spines with gilt ornaments and lettering (text) & contemporary brown half calf, spines slightly worn with gilt lettering (atlas). The first 2 volumes were published by Walckenaer and the remaining 2 volumes jointly with Gervais. "Over a period of a decade, 1837-47, Walckenaer produced a four volume 'Histoire naturelle des Insectes Aptères', which occupies a permanent place in the history because of the large number of still-valid genera which were first described in it" (Savory, Spiders, men, and scorpions p. 54). The present copy has the plates in coloured state. The coloured issue is very rare, and the 9 plain plates were never coloured. The fine stipple-engraved plates give exact details of the depicted insects and are superbly handcoloured. The work forms a part of the series 'Suites à Buffon'.Hagen II, 251; Horn-Schenkling 23035; Nissen ZBI, 4319. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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