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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.

      [Bookseller: Franziska Bierl Antiquariat]
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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]

      [Bookseller: SCRIPTORIUM Studio Bibliografico]
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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.

      [Bookseller: Arader Galleries San Francisco]
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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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        Marbled Duck, Anas Fuligula marmorata; (Temm)

      London 1837 - This splendid hand-colored, folio-size lithograph, Marbled Duck, Anas Fuligula marmorata; (Temm), from John Gould’s (1804-1881) monumental book "Birds Europe" (1832-1837) is in excellent condition with faint evidence of verso page text. Measuring 14.75" x 21.5", this lithograph magnificently displays the author’s scientific skill and attention to detail. This medium sized diving duck, also called Marbled Teal is expertly hand-colored with patterns of brown and white throughout its plumage. 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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        Part of the Cathedral - Burgos.

      Hodgson & Graves. London. [ 1837]. - Tinted lithograph with handcolor, mounted on thick card as issued, image 16 x 11 inches on sheet size 22 x 17 3/4 inches. Overall light soiling to support card, a few faint foxing spots in image, image overall bright and clean. A view which seems to be straight out of the imagination of the Spanish architect Antoni Gaudi, this is plate 25 from the deluxe first edition of David Roberts' first published set of views "Picturesque Sketches in Spain Taken During ye Years 1832 & 1833." Delicately handcolored colored at the time of publication, this edition, which was issued in a portfolio, cost more than double the standard edition. The plates were lithographed by many of the most talented lithographers of the day, this by T. Boys. Abbey (#152) notes that Roberts in fact worked on every stone, and that the views had an enormous sale, going through many printings. In this view, signed in the stone by Roberts, the ethereal Gothic Cathedral rises behind a colorful example of the local architecture on a street bustling with activity. An exceptional composition. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy]

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        Autograph letter signed to Mrs. Reynolds

      1837. <p>Faraday, Michael (1791-1867). Autograph letter, signed, to Mrs. Reynolds. [London,] Royal Institution, 28 Sept. 1837. 2pp. plus integral blank. 229 x 189 mm. Creased where previously folded, small marginal tear, pin-holes in upper right corner of first leaf, otherwise fine.</p><p> Autograph letter by Michael Faraday, the British physicist best known for his discovery of electromagnetic induction and his invention of the dynamo. The second paragraph of the letter mentions "two copies of the paper written by Dr. Moll of which I spoke to Dr. Reynolds". This this may be a reference to Gerard Moll&#39;s On the Alleged Decline of Science in England (1831), a pamphlet published as a rebuttal to Charles Babbage&#39;s Reflections on the Decline of Science in England, and on Some of its Causes (1830). Moll&#39;s pamphlet was edited and published by Faraday; see Origins of Cyberspace, no. 40. </p><p>In the same paragraph, Faraday refers to "Daniell," probably John Frederic Daniell (1790-1845), inventor of the long-functioning electric battery known as the Daniell cell (see DSB). In the first paragraph, Faraday thanks Mrs. Reynolds for her hospitality and sends her a gift of some nets used in shaping boiled dumplings: </p><p>. . . having obtained the nets I spoke of I now send them. Remember they are not for such a dish as the one you gave me the receipt for but for common place hard currant dumplings things perhaps which you never saw but which are nevertheless very good things of their kind. The dumpling when put into its net is to be tied up tight (but not squeezed) and when turned out after boiling presents-but you must make the experiment"</p>. <p>We have not been able to identify Faraday&#39;s correspondent. </p>

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        Gespräche mit Goethe, in den letzten Jahren seines Lebens, 1823-1832.

      Brockhaus, Brockhaus, Heinrichshofenische 1837 - - Brockhaus, Brockhaus, Heinrichshofenische, Leipzig, Leipzig, Buchhandlung 1837-1848, 11,5x18 cm, 3 volumes reliés. - Deuxième édition pour les deux premiers volumes et édition originale pour le troisième. Reliure romantique d'époque en demi-veau à coins brun foncé pour le premier tome, clair pour les deux autres, dos lisse orné de motifs floraux à froid, filets dorés, dos légèrement passés, mors frottés, rousseurs. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        The Language of Birds

      Saunders and Otley, London 1837 - Comprising poetic and prose illustrations of the most favourite cage birds. With twelve highly coloured plates and a coloured frontispiece, including Thrush, Kingfisher, Swallow, Linnet, Canary, Skylark, Bullfinch, Chaffinch, Wren, Humming Bird, Robin, Goldfinch and Painted Bunting. 342 pp. with a 12 page catalogue of "Messrs. Saunders & Otley's New Publications" to the rear. All edge gilt. Gilt lettering to the upper board. Bound in bright red cloth. Spine sunned. Minor shelf wear to the extremities. Patterned end papers depicting birds and leaves. Hinges sl. loose.

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        Miscellaneous Papers on Scientific Subjects, Written Chiefly in India. [Major Burt's Papers].

      London, Printed for the Author, and Sold by Wm. H. Allen & Co. 1837 - Three parts in one volume. Crown octavo. Pp. xii, 188, (2) directions to the binder, errata; 12; 19. Plus 3 folding tables, (the largest printed on both sides), one torn along fold. Text figures, full-page tables. Half-title present. Hardcover, bound in the original publisher's full green pebbled cloth, title "Major Burt's Papers" gilt-stamped on spine within ornamental frame, corner-tips and spine bit worn. Good. ~ First edition. A Dedication Copy, with an autograph dedication to the orientalist John Shakespear, "With the Author's Compliments," on first free endpaper. The present work is the first volume, complete in itself, of Miscellaneous Papers on Scientific Subjects. Initially published as a single-volume work, it was so well received that the project consequently progressed to a 3-volume series (1837-68). Thomas Seymour Burt (1805-1890), Captain in the Bengal Engineers, Major of Engineers in the Spanish Service, was a dedicated explorer and a prolific writer. Among his books are Narrative of a Late Steam Voyage from England to India (1840); Account of an Excursion in Search of Ancient Inscriptions (1847); A Metrical Epitome of the History of England (1852); Poems Consisting of Tales from the Classics (1853); Account of a Voyage to India, via the Mediterranean (1859); The History of England, from the Earliest Records (1886). He edited Observations on the Curiosities of Nature (1836). Scarce. COPAC locates this volume in British Library only. KVK locates 2 other copies (Union Catalog Southwest Germany and French Union Catalog).

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        Gamonia: or, the art of preserving game; an an improved method of making plantations and covers, explained and illustrated

      London: Rudolph Ackermann, 1837 - Eric Parker, in an 1930 edition of this book, notes: "'Gamonia' is valuable not only for its rarity and charm . it is the first treatise devoted solely to the subject of pheasant rearing, covert shooting, and the management of woodlands for the special purpose of preserving game . We can see much of what is in [Rawstorne's] mind in the treatment of the subjects he has chosen for illustration: in the quiet ridicule of the unskilled, in the hint of knowledge of how the thing could and should be done; in the cold and snow in which he likes to set his sportsmen seeking their quarry, and in the serenity of sunlight in which in each drawing stands Penwortham, his home." First edition, with errata slip at end. 8vo. With 15 hand-colored engraved plates after J.T. Rawlins by A.W. Reeve and others. xiv, 208 pp. Original publisher's full olive morocco, wide gilt tooled borders on both covers, spine titled in gilt, a.e.g. Rebacked preserving original spine. Some minor foxing to the title, tissue guards foxed not affecting plates. Fine. Abbey, Life 392; Tooley 393; Schwerdt II, p. 127; Chute 536 [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        CATALOGUE D'OUVRAGES SUR L'HISTOIRE DE L'AMÉRIQUE, ET EN PARTICULIER SUR CELLE DU CANADA, DE LA LOUISIANE, DE L'ACADIE, ET AUTRES LIEXU, CI-DEVANT CONNUS SOUS LE NOM DE NOUVELLE-FRANCE; AVEC DES NOTES BIBLIOGRAPHIQUES, CRITIQUES, ET LITTÉRAIRES

      W. Cowan, Québec 1837 - 8vo. contemporary leather-covered boards, original wrappers bound-in. (iiii), 207 pages. Bibliography of Canada books, maps, plans and engravings. Arranged in three parts: alphabetical order and anonymous works which together make up 969 entries; the third part concerns maps and plans. Ruled leaves inserted in between each page. Front cover, front free endpaper, plus two blank pages detached. Spine heavily worn, with loss of leather at the head of the spine. Previous owner's bookplate and binder's label on front paste-down. contemporary leather-covered boards, original wrappers bound-in [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        Travels in Circassia, Krim Tartary including a steam voyage down the Danube, from Vienna to Constantinople and round the Black Sea, in 1836. In two volumes.

      . London, Henry Colburn, 1837. Two parts in two, 8vo. (I): 355 pp, hand-coloured frontispiece, one litho folding map, nine wood engraved vignettes, one lithographed plate; (II): 425 pp, hand-coloured frontispiece, eight wood-engraved vignettes, one lithographed plate, musical notations. Matching half leather maroon calf with French marbled boards, gilt titles on spine.* First edition. This was Spencer's first work about the area; a second was published the following year. He traveled here for many years, just after the Turks forcibly ceded the area between the Caucasus Mountains, the Kuban River and the Black Sea to Russia. Also includes a vocabulary of Words and Phrases'for English, Tartar and Circassian. Illustrated with beautiful handcolored plates. The chart of the Black Sea is missing. Part of leather on spine of volume 1 loose (but present) and crudely repaired. some foxing and front cover of volume 1 lose (in need of restoration). Oherwise in very good condition. In all still a good copy of this description of Constantinople, north-eastern Turkey and the western Caucasus. Abbey Travel 354. Atabey 1164. Blackmer 1580. Weber 300..

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        AMERICAN MAGAZINE OF USEFUL AND ENTERTAINING KNOWLEDGE

      1837. AMERICAN MAGAZINE. AMERICAN MAGAZINE OF USEFUL AND ENTERTAINING KNOWLEDGE. Boston: John L. Sibley & James B. Dow, 1837, being vols. 1-3 [complete] of issues printed from September 1834 through 1837. 4to. Original brown patterned cloth. Numerous wood engravings, many quite stunning. A re-issue of the original issues, quite likely the same sheets bound, and the first such interation of this collection. There is a small library bookplate on each pastedown and a small library stamp on the flyleaf or preliminary blank. Issues March thru August of volume II inclusive were edited (anonymously) by Nathaniel Hawthorne. These numbers include The following pieces contributed by him: an Ontario Steamboat: The Preservation of the Dead: The Boston Tea Party: April Fools: The Nature of Sleep: Bells, and The Dunston Family. A lovely and appealing set.

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        The American Magazine of useful and entertaining knowledge. Volume III. Embellished with numerous engravings

      John Sibley 1837 - ROD0003041: 486 pp., nombreuses reproductions de gravures - Quelques rousseurs, mors fendus en tête et en pied du 1er plat, titre et tomaison dorés - De octobre 1836 à Septembre 1837 In-8 Cartonnage d'éditeurs. Etat d'usage. Couv. partiel. décollorée. Mors fendus. Intérieur bon état Classification Dewey : 420-Langue anglaise. Anglo-saxon [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Sammelband von 120 Bll mit Bleistiftzeichnungen auf Pauspapier, montiert auf Bütten. Es handelt sich teilweise um Kopien der Werke bzw. aus den Werken: BERNARD, Auguste. Recueil d'Ornamens de la Renaissance.. Paris 1837. / FLEURY CHANT, Encyclopedie Universelle d'Ornemens.. Paris 1841. / LECONTE, Emil. Variete ou choix d'Ornemens. Paris 1835.

      . 4°. 120 Bll. Inkl. Titelbll. der genannten Werke.. Es handelt sich um Vorlagen für Innengestaltung, Stukkatur, Malerei etc. in verschiedenen Stilarten: Gotik, Renaissance, Antike.

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        Souvenirs de Grenade et deL Alhambra par Girault de Prangey.

      Paris chez Veith et Hauser 1837. - Gran folio.41x55 cms.Portada litografiada con orla formada por arabescos entrelazados con viñeta del Generalife, 30 litografías a plena página mostrando detalles arquitectónicos,vistas y objetos.10 pgs de texto enmarcado con orla de arabescos; hoja de indice. encuadernación em media piel original de color marrón oscuro.Buen ejemplar de esta rara obra monográfica del que fué el primer viajero sistemático en utilizar el dagerrotipo para documentar sus viajes. Chapuy,Asselineau y otros autores colaboraron en la obra. Fine copy of this important book about the arab decoration in the Alhambra Nasri palace at Granada. Girault de Prangey was a pioneer in the photography.His trip to the Middle East late in 1840´s was probably the first photographic tour carried through by a traveller to these lands. A skillfull draughtman and designer.This book provides a clear proof of his abilities in the reproduction of the arabesque patterns. Complete copy in contemporary binding.30 lithographies in black and White showing monuments,views and architectural details. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        OEUVRES COMPLETES DE LORD BYRON - EN QUATRE VOLUMES - COMPLET / AVEC DES NOTS ET COMMENTAIRES DE SIR W. SCOTT, T. MOORE; F. JEFFREY, PROFESSEUR WILSON, SIR E. BRIDGES, EVEQUE REBER, J.G. LOKART, UGO FOSCOLO, SHELLEY, G. ELLIS, T. CAMPBELL ETC.

      CHARPENTIER 1837 - R320025811: 822 + 767 + 702 + 844 pages illustrées de nombreuses gravures en noir et blanc hors texte (portraits) - Quelques mouillures sans conséqeunce sur la lecture - ETAT GENERAL intérieur satisfaisant / ETAT EXTERIEUR : Coins et tran ches frottés (voire rognés) - Coiffes e ntete et pied frottées - Mors très frottés - Epidermures. Ouvrage précédé de L'HISTORIE DE LA VIE ET DES OUVRAGES DE LORD BYRON par JOHN GALT. In-4 Relié demi-cuir. Etat d'usage. Plats abîmés. Dos abîmé. Mouillures Classification Dewey : 840.08-XIX ème siècle [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        The ninth Bridgewater treatise

      London: John Murray, 1837. First edition. <p>Babbage, Charles (1791-1871). The ninth Bridgewater treatise. A fragment. London: John Murray, 1837. [4], 240pp., plus leaf of advertisements. 222 x 140 mm. Original black cloth, paper spine label, extremities a bit rubbed, label soiled and chipped. Occasional spotting. Printed subscription list of the Avon Book Club, with several 19th cent. signatures, tipped to the front endpapers.</p><p>First Edition. Babbage&#39;s unofficial continuation of the eight-volume set of Bridgewater Treatises-a series of works by various authors designed to promote natural theology by celebrating "the Power, Wisdom, and Goodness of God, as manifest in the Creation." This beautifully produced and expensive set of books was motivated as much by the Victorian zest for scientific inquiry as by the pious thirst for knowledge of the details of God&#39;s heavenly plan. The set underwent numerous printings and had wide influence. Babbage was the only author to publish an unsolicited continuation to it. </p><p>"Babbage&#39;s Ninth Bridgewater Treatise is a rebuttal to William Whewell&#39;s statement in the first Bridgewater Treatise (On Astronomy and General Physics) denying the validity of scientific attempts to explain &#39;the administration of the universe.&#39; In it Babbage likened the Creator to a kind of master computer programmer (although this term did not exist in Babbage&#39;s time), and the operations of the universe to a gigantic program: His starting point is that of the man of science, whose work can be judged according to the degree of foresight manifest in it. Then God is a man of science and programmer writ large. . . . The calculating engines-and also of course a modern computer-could easily be instructed to proceed according to one law for any number of operations and then proceed according to some other law, the change in operation being programmed ab initio. Similarly, reasoned Babbage, the changes in natural law, as evidenced by the creation of new species, were not proof of Heavenly intervention but could also have been programmed by the Creator ab initio: that is to say at the time of the Creation. In a similar manner miracles appeared as singularities in the Celestial Program: a miracle was merely a subroutine called down from the Heavenly store" (Hyman 1982, 138-39). Babbage&#39;s Ninth Bridgewater Treatise also contains some significant contributions to earth history, including his system of tree-ring dating, the first scientific method proposed for this type of archeological dating. Origins of Cyberspace 55. Van Sinderen 51.</p>

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        The Political Reference: Showing the most important Political Regulations in each State: with a tabular view of the different Administrations of the United States Government [caption title]: The Political Reference

      New York: M&#39;Elrath & Bangs. 1837. Second edition, revised. Quarto. Stiff printed yellow wrappers with large chart folded into the wrappers. Several small splits at the folds of the chart, and small splits at the spine ends, stains on both wraps, encroaching slightly on the chart, worn but else near very good. A chart that lists the various American presidential administrations, originally published in 1834, and revised for Jackson&#39;s second term. Very fragile and exceptionally scarce. OCLC locates a single copy of each of the two editions. .

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        Mansfield Park. A Novel

      original decorated cloth, spine bumped sunned and a trifle chipped, frontispiece and vignette titlepage spotted, advertisement leaves, a nice copy. 424 pages; keywords: fiction - women authors; - Richard Bentley 1837 (Bentley&#146;s Standard Novels series, reprint)

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        Memoirs of the Life of the late John Mytton. With numerous Illustrations by H. Alken and T.J. Rawlins. Second Edition, reprinted (with considerable Additions)

      Rudolph Ackermann 1837 - Roy. 8vo., Second and Best Edition, with coloured aquatint frontispiece, elaborately engraved and printed titles, and 17 fine coloured aquatint plates (some plates with original tissue guards present, a few lightly age-soiled at fore-margins only), ALL AQUATINT PLATES FINELY COLOURED BY HAND, printed title and fore-margins lightly age-soiled, C6 frayed at outer margin (not affecting text), lateral tear in J7 repaired with slight misalignment of text; handsomely bound in mid-nineteenth century green half morocco, marbled boards ruled in blind, back gilt with five raised bands tooled in gilt, second compartment lettered and ruled in gilt, all other compartments elaborately framed and tooled in gilt to a floral design, all edges marbled, marbled endpapers, joints lightly rubbed else a very good, bright, clean copy. With the large nineteenth century engraved armorial bookplate of Frederick W. Disney on front paste-down. The plate 'Stand and Deliver' is placed opposite p.50 rather than p.26 as called for. Apperley's classic account was first published in 1835 with only twelve plates; here three of the original plates are replaced by new ones, and six new plates added. This copy has all the earlier state points: plate 1 aquatinted by H. Alken, the spelling 'filly' in plate 9 and correct page numbers on plates 17-18. This copy is bound without the final printer's leaf and publisher's advertisements at end. Abbey, Life, 385; Hardie, pp.185-6 & 320; Prideaux, p.326; Tooley 67.+ [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        The Posthumous Papers of the Pickwick Club, with forty-three illustrations by R. Seymour and Phiz

      London, Chapman and Hall, 1837. FIRST EDITION, late issue, with steel engraved frontispiece, steel engraved "Weller" titlepage and 42 steel engraved plates by R. Seymour, Phiz (H. K. Browne) and others, all plates before captions including the early "Buss" plates, EXTRA ILLUSTRATED with the complete series of 32 steel engraved &#39;Pickwick&#39; plates by Thomas Onwhyn and others making a total of 75 steel engraved plates, 8vo. (pp. 609), nineteenth century full brown calf, wide gilt borders on sides, large gilt crest on upper cover &#39;Thos Sutton Arm. Fundator&#39;, skilfully respined, with red and green leather lettering-pieces, date in gilt at foot of spine, marbled edges, marbled endpapers Without half-title, old neat ownership inscription on blank verso of endpaper, engraved plates skilfully cleaned, frontispiece and engraved titlepage skilfully repaired without loss, text a little thumbed and foxed, a couple of plates showing signs of wear and two plates creased but a handsome looking copy.

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        RACCOLTA INEDITA DI 50 SCENE TEATRALI, LE PIÙ APPLAUDITE NEI TEATRI ITALIANI, DISEGNATE ED INCISE DA LORENZO RUGGI PITTORE DI DECORAZIONI IN BOLOGNA

      Bologna S.d. c. 1837 RACCOLTA INEDITA DI CINQUANTA SCENE TEATRALI, LE PIÙ APPLAUDITE NEI TEATRI ITALIANI, DISEGNATE ED INCISE DA LORENZO RUGGI PITTORE DI DECORAZIONI IN BOLOGNA. Ivi, s.d. (dopo il 1837). In - folio oblungo (cm. 26 x 35). m. marocchino rosso con angoli, titolo e fregi in oro sul dorso in custodia cartonata. Frontespizio e 50 tavv. incise all' acquatinta. Importante documento iconografico sulle scene teatrali italiane del primo Ottocento. Le scene sono del Ferri, Berti, Corsini, Liverani, etc. Esemplare con lievi rifioriture della carta nei margini, peraltro ben conservato. Ferrari, La scenografia, pp. 201 - 2: Il Ruggi, che era distinto scenografo, in queste sue incisioni in rame condotte quasi tutte con garbo e forza di colorito ha reso segnalato servizio alla storia della scenografia nel XIX secolo...

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        Autographed Letter Signed, 2pp on one folded 8vo sheet, 15 Furnival Inn, n.d. [but 1837]

      Dickens replies to his correspondent, Benson E. Hill, as editor of "Bentley&#39;s Miscellany," concerning three papers Hill had submitted for inclusion in the "Miscellany." Dickens writes, "I shall have great pleasure in retaining for insertion in the Miscellany at the very earliest opportunity ( I have little doubt, in No. 2) your own paper, and Miss Hill&#39;s fragment of Romance. The Enchanted Tissur (?) I beg to return...." Dickens then offers an apology for taking so long to reply. "I trust you will sustain no inconvenience from the delay...." He signs with his decorative, "Charles Dickens." Dickens accepted two of the three submissions of Hill and his sister Isabelle Hill. Hill&#39;s "The Wide Awake Club" and Isabelle Hill&#39;s "Fragment" both appeared in "Bentley&#39;s Miscellany," no. 2, published on February 1st, 1837, as Dickens proposed. Dickens was the first editor of the general interest magazine, "Bentley&#39;s Miscellany," published by Richard Bentley. Dickens&#39; term as editor lasted about two years. "Oliver Twist," Dickens second novel, was serialized for Bentley&#39;s. The magazine was published between 1837 to 1868. Dickens had worked as a reporter and then editor before he found his success writing novels. After he left "Bentley&#39;s Magazine," he started the weekly magazine in, "Master Humphrey&#39;s Clock," also as a general interest publication. It failed after a year, however, only succeeding in serializing Dicken&#39;s novel, "The Old Curiosity Shop. About a decade later, in 1850, he co-founded the weekly magazine for which he is perhaps best known, "Household Words," which lasted almost a decade and was followed immediately by his last weekly, "All Year Round," lasting until 1870. Here he published his great novels, "A Tale of Two Cities," and "Great Expectations. " This letter shows Dickens at work as an editor early in his career.

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        Plan du Port Jackson Leve a bord de la Fregate la Thetis commande par M. Le Baron de Bougainville, Capitaine de Vaisseau, Chef de l&#39;Expedition, par MM. La Pierre et Jeanneret, Officiers de la Marine. Publie par Ordre du Roi, Au Depot-general de la Marine, en 1828

      Paris:. 1837.. An early map of Port Jackson which appeared in de Bougainville&#39;s Journal de la Navigation autour de Globe (Paris, 1837), showing &#39;Ville de Sidney&#39; and &#39;Hyde Park&#39;, with a key with 13 place names. With soundings marked and a &#39;Vue de l&#39;entree du Port Jackson&#39; at the upper left. &#39;Voyage de la Thetis et de l&#39;Esperance&#39; in the upper left corner outside the border, and Pl. 52 at the upper right hand corner. 25 1/4 x 20". Re-margined at the bottom border, so that the text below the border, &#39;Grave par Amboise Tardieu d&#39;apres les dessins de M.E.B. de la Touanne Lieutenant de Vaisseau Ecrit par Besancon Prix un Franc&#39;, is lacking, o/w very good, clean and bright. Tooley 443, p57.

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        The Rivers of France; Turner's Rivers of France - The Loire

      Longman Eees Brown Green & Longman; J McCormick 1837 - 2 separately published volumes in matching bindings with rubbed half-leather and marbled boards with dual text in French and in English and numerous plates from drawings by J M W Turner. The Rivers of France was published in 1837 by Longman Eees Brown Green & Longman, the front board is detached with a bookplate of W Clifton on the inner face, there is a contemporary bookplate for Beresford Jones on the front end-paper, plates are a little darkened with occasional freckles. almost all of the spine cover is missing and the underlying paper is exposed for approx. 3cm at the top and 4 cm at the bottom. Turner's Rivers of France - The Loire was published by J McCormick, is undated but two of the plates are dated 1835, the spine had gilt lettering and decoration, the external hinges are well-rubbed, it has similar bookplates to the first volume, binding is sound, plates are clean but a little darkened with occasional freckles. Illustrator: J M W Turner. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: 1-2kg. Inventory No: 3190-7829. Significant discounts on shipping costs to some services at some locations when more than one book is ordered for delivery to the same address. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        EVENINGS WITH PRINCE CAMBACERES, SECOND CONSUL

      1837 - LANGON, Baron. EVENINGS WITH PRINCE CAMBACERES, SECOND CONSUL, ARCH- CHANCELLOR OF THE EMPIRE, DUKE OF PARMA. In Two Volumes. London: Henry Colburn, 1837. First English-language edition. Frontipiece portrait in each volume. Octavo. [iii]-Xi,403;[iii]-xi,396 pp. Three-quarter green morocco, green cloth sides, spines in six compartments with gilt-stamped title and bee and eagle decorations, marbled endpapers. Bookplate on front pastedowns. Leather is rubbed along joints and at corners, and sunned and scuffed on spines. Some occasional, very light foxing throughout text. Very good overall. Tipped-in at the front of vol. 1 is a five-line autograph note from Cambaceres to "M. Joubers, commissaire ordennateur a Milan," dated 19 December 1808, wherein he expresses mutual esteem and his continued goodwill. It is signed "L'archichancelier de l'Empire. Cambaceres." Jean Jacques Regis de Cambaceres (1753-1824), French revolutionary and legislator, was deputy of the National Convention and to the Council of Five Hundred, second consul under Napoleon (1799- 1804), arch-chancellor of the empire, and duke of Parma (1808). He concerned himself with legal and legislative work throughout his career. As second consul he played an important part in the preparation of the Code Napoleon.

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        Tah-Chee, a Cherokee Chief

      Philadelphia: E. C. Biddle, 1837. A fine image from McKenney and Hall&#39;s "Indian Tribes of North America": with Albert Newsam&#39;s signature in lithograph Tah-Chee, (d. 1848) also known as "Dutch," and "Captain William Dutch" was a revered Cherokee chief and talented hunter, who acquired a significant amount of land for his tribe along the Canadian River after fighting with the Osage and Comanche. He was from an early age a hunter and seems to have spent a great deal of time completely on his own, or, alone with his horse and three dogs. During these travels, he teamed up with members of other tribes, including the Osage (bitter Cherokee enemies) even learning their language. Widely respected by the chiefs of many Indian nations, he was one of several Indian representatives at the 1835 Camp Homes Treaty, which established peace between the United States and various tribes including the Comanche, Wichita, Cherokee, Creek, Choctaw, and Osage. Tah-Chee later moved his tribe to east Texas, where he remained until the 1840s when he was defeated by the Republic of Texas army and forced to relocate to the Indian Territory. He retired to a ranch on the Columbia River where he died in 1848. McKenney and Hall&#39;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&#39;s Indian Gallery. Most of King&#39;s original paintings were subsequently destroyed in a fire at the Smithsonian, and their appearance in McKenney and Hall&#39;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&#39;s sitters were Sequoyah, Red Jacket, Major Ridge, Keokuk, and Black Hawk. After six years as Superintendent of Indian Trade, Thomas McKenney had become concerned for the survival of the Western tribes. He had observed unscrupulous individuals taking advantage of the Native Americans for profit, and his vocal warnings about their future prompted his appointment by President Monroe to the Office of Indian Affairs. As a 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 making a record of a rapidly disappearing culture. Cf. BAL, 6934; cf. Bennett, p.79; cf. Field, 992; cf. Howes, M129; cf. Lipperhiede, Mc4; cf. Reese, Stamped With A National Character , p. 24; Sabin, 43410a. Hand-coloured lithograph by Albert Newsam (signed on stone). Very good condition.

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        Album of Sixteen Botanical and Zoological Watercolors

      England, 1837. Half Morocco. Very Good. 4to. 11.5 by 9 inches, 29 by 24 cm. With sixteen illustrations rendered in watercolors and some pencilwork. Some of the images were executed directly into the album, while others have been inserted. The botanicals dominate the album, and these are exclusively watercolors. Most of these also feature butterflies a-flutter. Otherwise, there are two ornithological plates, one of pheasants, the other of snipes, and these are done with pencil, with watercoloring used to color the birds. In the former, the pencil work is the greater portion, while in the latter, it is the watercolors that are more pronounced. Only one plate is entirely in pencil, and this is also the only one that is not of a botanical or zoological subject, but rather depicting a crucifix monument in front of a picturesque ruin, with trees towering in the background. Following the plates, there is inserted a printed text on moths, and the remainder of the album is of blank leaves. The illustrations are all bright and alive. Some scattered soiling, never marring the imagery. The binding is heavily scuffed, with abrasions of the marbled boards.

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        Curtis's Botanical Magazine (Volume LXIV)

      London 1837 - For extra pictures of the more valuable books, please press the 'Ask Bookseller A Question' button. Please make sure you view the gallery of extra photos of selected plates before ordering. These extra images are available on request. These books MUST be insured so please make sure you contact us before ordering through abe as standard abe postage rates do NOT apply. With 83 Stunning exquisite HAND COLOURED plates. The brightness, quality and vibrancy of the colours of the plates have to be seen to be believed. Index included. Rebound in tan cloth with black and gold leather labels. Cut without any significant loss to text and plates - 5.5" - 9". Donated to library and stored at the correct humidity and temperature and then released for sale in 1998. The volumes appear not to have been used which may explain their immaculate and stunning condition. The magazine was founded in 1787 by William Curtis and has continued publication to the present day. 'The reputation of the magazine has always resided in the accuracy of its portrayal of plants.' Curtis' principal artists were William Kilburn + James Sowerby and Sydenham T. Edwards. These skilled artists worked with him for 28 years and it was they who were responsible for most of the plates that appeared in the magazine. From October 1834 Walter Fitch became the main artist - a post that he would hold for 40 years. 'In the confident hands of a botanical artist like W.H. Fitch lithographs have an immediacy and spontaneity encountered usually only in original works of art.' Some very slight offsetting to some of the text and plates. Part plate on Clianthus Puniceus demonstrates quality. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        manuscrit) Horoscope. 1837

      SL., , 1837 - Petit In-4, (19CM./16cm.) 91pp.-10pp. Plats de carton, dos de soie verte, Tranches dorées Reliure très usagée. Manuscrit , en anglais, non signé, donnant divers horoscopes, illustré de 14 dessins à la plume. L'ensemble est inséré dans un album avec titre gravé "Album published by Solomon KIng, New-york, 1830". , [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Les Voleurs, Physiologie de leurs moeurs et de leur Langage

      - Ouvrage qui dévoile les ruses de tous les fripons, et destiné à devenir le Vade mecum de tous les honnêtes gens Deux volumes en un, reliure noire moderne, titre doré sur fond rouge, couvertures conservées et doublées, LXVIII + 297 pages; 2 feuillets + 397 pages avec le portrait lithographié par Deveria. 2º édition. Paris, chez l'auteur, 1837. Bon état sauf petites rousseurs au portrait.

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        The Rocky Mountains: Or, Scenes, Incidents, and Adventures in the Far West;

      Carey, Lea, & Blanchard, Philadelphia 1837 - In Two Volumes. FIRST EDITION. Publisher's original blue-green cloth with paper spine labels. Large fold out map at the front of each volume, consisting of "A Map of the Sources of the Colorado & Big Salt Lake, Platte, Yellow-Stone, Muscle-Shell, Missouri; & Salmon & Snake Rivers, branches of the Columbia River" [Vol. I] and a "Map of the Territory West of the Rocky Mountains" [Vol. II]. BAL's binding variant A [no priority] with no terminal catalogue in Volume Two. The front hinges of both volumes are cracking but are still held by one [vol. 1] or more [vol. 2] cords. The maps have a few closed tears, mostly along the folds, but are essentially without loss. The spine labels are rubbed and that on volume two is chipped. The bindings are rubbed as well with some wear to the spine tips and at a couple of places along the joints. Internally, there is some light to moderate foxing and some offsetting to the title-pages from the maps. A good unsophisticated set, not commonly encountered with both maps intact. The maps, actively collected in and of themselves, represent "the best available information on the Pacific slope at the end of the major fur trade explorations" [J. L. Allen., North American Exploration]. BAL 10151.

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        Spoonbill. Platalea Leucrodia, (Linn)

      London 1837 - John Gould (1804-1881) was an English ornithologist, self-taught artist and naturalist. Gould first worked as a gardener under his father in the Royal Gardens of Windsor from 1818-1824, where he began his illustrations. He became an expert taxidermist, opening his own practice in London in 1824 and in 1827 he became the first Curator and Preserver at the museum of the Zoological Society of London. Through his work he was able to meet with the country&#146;s leading naturalists and view new collections of birds given to the Zoological Society. His interest in birds was continually developing and in 1830 he published his first volume on birds, &#147;A Century of Birds From the Himalaya Mountains.&#148; For the next fifty years, Gould, his wife and artists working with them traveled around Asia, the East Indies and Australia. His wife Elizabeth and other artists were able to transfer his sketches to stone; hand print and hand-color them. One of the most accomplished and engaging natural history works of the 19th century, &#147;The Birds of Europe&#148; was also the first of Gould's works to feature plates by Edward Lear. A total of sixty-eight images bear Lear's name, and they are among the most remarkable bird drawings ever made. Lear endowed his illustrations with some measure of his own whimsy and intelligence, and his style is at once fluidly spontaneous and realistically precise. In this way, the images of &#147;The Birds of Europe&#148; are amazingly distinctive, while also highly realistic. Gould undertook this work partly in an effort to redress the imbalance between the study of local and foreign ornithology. Gould portrayed birds native to Europe in a manner that had only been thought appropriate for the colorful species of distant places. In this way he managed to draw much popular interest back to native birds, which were suddenly considered equally beautiful to exotic species. This hand-colored lithograph, Spoonbill. Platalea Leucrodia, (Linn), measures 22" x 15" and is in very good condition with minor foxing and discoloration throughout. This lithograph is Gould's artist proof with hand-written notations from "The Birds of Europe". Expertly outlined and detailed, the artist carefully defines each feather and pattern on this birds body. Spoonbills are long legged wading birds with flat, spatulate bills. They live in shallow similar to the environment illustrated in this lithograph.

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