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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.

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        The Felonry of New South Wales : Being a faithful picture of the real romance of life in Botany Bay

      London: For the Author, Whaley and Co, 1837. Octavo, with a folding map of the Town of Sydney as frontispiece (repaired), bound in later half calf. First edition of this controversial book, published in London, and unanimously attacked in Australia as frivolous, slanderous, and prejudiced.The 1830s saw increased friction in New South Wales between colonial conservatives and the liberal governor, Sir Richard Bourke, who introduced a number of reforms that endeared him to the Emancipists, notably a new law allowing former convicts to serve as jurors and criminal cases to be tried by civil juries. Bourke retaliated to the attacks of Mudie and other opponents by depriving them of their Magistracies: "This loss of caste was too much for Mudie, who sold up and returned to England vowing revenge. It came in the form of a hastily written book... 'Felonry', Mudie explained, was his own word, encompassing all of the 'criminal population' of the colony, including the Emancipists, no matter what their wealth or professional standing. It corresponded, he said, to the orders of the old world - 'the tribe of appellatives distinguished by the same termination, as peasantry, tenantry, yeomanry, gentry...&c.' Such people, he argued, were 'for ever infamous... infamous in law... unworthy of future trust'; they and their offspring should be disenfranchised forever..." (Robert Hughes, "The Fatal Shore", 1987, p. 330). Mudie's word has duly made its way into the Oxford English Dictionary.In 1840, Mudie foolishly returned to Sydney, but apparently not sufficient time had elapsed; the son of one of his victims publicly horsewhipped him. From the collection of Robert Edwards.

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        Phantasmion

      London: William Pickering,, 1837. Octavo (161 × 99 mm). Contemporary black full morocco, titles and heron crest to spine gilt, edges gilt. Bookplate with heron crest and with the initials WRTC. Binding lightly rubbed with string mark to upper board. An excellent copy. First edition of the prose fairy tale by the daughter of poet Samuel Taylor Coleridge.

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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. Contemporary green full morocco, spine gilt-tooled in compartments, sides panelled with gilt-tooled cornerpieces and two triple-ruled gilt borders, turn-ins gilt rolled, marbled endpapers, all edges gilt. Engraved frontispiece, vignette title page and 74 plates. With the directions to the binder/errata leaf at the rear. Armorial bookplate, and ink ownership inscription to title page. Spine and corners slightly rubbed, spotting to some plates, but on the whole a sound and handsome copy in very good condition. First edition bound from parts, with the two Buss plates present (facing pages 69 and 74), and the plates in early states with page numbers but not titles or imprints, however but with the later state vignette title page, the signboard reading "Weller" instead of "Veller". This copy bears an exceptionally handsome contemporary binding.

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        Visit to the Great Oasis of the Libyan Desert; with an account, ancient and modern, of the Oasis of Amun, and the other Oases now under the Dominion of the Pasha of Egypt.

      Longman, Rees, Orme, Brown, Green and Longman, London, 1837, Half calf, Book Condition: Good, First Edition, Illustrated By: AuthorSize: 5¾" by 8¾", After five months' residence in Thebes, 'sketching', Hoskins took a side trip with architect [Frederick] Catherwood & Egyptologist [Robert] Hay to the Oasis Magna at El Khargeh (present-day Kharga in southern Egypt; the Libyan Desert is not entirely within Libya) - once an important part of caravan trade between Egypt & Sudan - where he did some more sketching & paper-casting of the sculptures & monuments. Later, some lesser oases in southern Egypt were visited, not without hazard. Includes a brief account of life & general conditions in Egypt and descritions of some other notable oases not actually visited by Hoskins. Hardcover, half brown calf over red marbled boards, red spine label, gilt titling. General wear, front hinge weak with one-inch split at top, head of spine chipped; pencilled name (Wm R Gill 8 March 1886) on flyleaf. Text clean; xvi, 338 pages; 20 elegant lithographed plates from sketches by the author (3 folding, of bas-relief heiroglyphs in the Temple at El Khargeh which Hoskins & Hay uncovered); folding map; transcriptions & translations of Greek inscriptions on the monuments.

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        The announcement of the new partnership of attorneys Stuart & Lincoln in the ?Sangamo Journal?

      "Original newspaper, ?Sangamo Journal,? December 23, 1837. The first and last pages are visible in the framed display. Four pages (two sheets), each 18? x 24.75?. In the upper portion of the first column of the first page appears this five line advertisement: ?STUART & LINCOLN, / ATTORNEYS and Counsellors at Law, will practice, / conjointly, in the Courts of this Judicial Circuit. ?" / Office No. 4 Hoffman?s Row, up stairs. / Springfield, april 12, 1837.? Two ads directly above: ?NINIAN W. EDWARDS, / ATTORNEY & COUNSELLOR AT LAW, / Springfield ?" Illinois.? In unusually fine condition with no visible tears. Double matted and framed under glass on both sides to display pages one and four. Slightly chipped 26? x 33? frame.Lincoln had moved from New Salem, Illinois, to Springfield in 1836. He had first met Edwards when both were members of the State House of Representatives. Ninian W. Edwards and Elizabeth Todd were married in 1832. At the Edwards mansion, Lincoln met Elizabeth?s sister, Mary Todd, who had moved into the Edwards? home in 1839. On November 4, 1842, Lincoln and Mary Todd were married in the home of Ninian and Elizabeth Todd Edwards.Lincoln and John Todd Stuart, cousin of Mary Todd, had served together in the Illinois House of Representatives from 1834-1836. They formed Stuart & Lincoln on April 12, 1837, as stated in the ad.?Beginning publication in 1831, shortly after Lincoln settled as a young man in New Salem, the ?Sangamo Journal? faithfully supported Abraham Lincoln and the Whig Party. Changing to the ?Illinois Journal? in 1847, shortly after Lincoln left for Congress, the newspaper continued its support of the Whig Party. In 1855, the name changed again, to the ?Illinois State Journal,? and the paper supported the Republican Party as Abraham Lincoln rose to national prominence.? --- ?Lincoln Editor,? The Quarterly Newsletter of The Papers of Abraham Lincoln, Volume 12 Number 4, October-December 2012."

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        L'empereur Napoléon. Tableaux et récits des batailles, combats, actions et faits militaires des armées sous leur immortel général. 90 gravures par Réveil, d'après les peintures du Musée de Versailles et autres monuments.

      Audot,, Paris, 1837 - Paris, Audot, 1837. 8°. (1) Bl., 198 S. Mit 89 (dv. Tafel 44/45 doppelblattgr.) gest. Tafeln von Réveil. Halblederbd. d. Zt. mit blindgepr. Rücken u. einfacher Rückenvergoldung (leicht berieben u. bestossen). Barbier 84. - Vollständiges Exemplar der einzigen Ausgabe der von Joseph Tastu (franz. Romanist 1787-1849) anonym herausgegebenen Biographie über Napoleon I mit umfangreicher Bebilderung nach Gemälden aus dem Musée de Versailles. - Durchgehend stockfleckig. - Einbandgelenke etwas spröde. Sprache: Französisch / Français / French (leicht berieben u. bestossen). Halblederbd. d. Zt. mit blindgepr. Rücken u. einfacher Rückenvergoldung

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        The Western Address Directory Containing the Cards of Merchants, Manufacturers, and Other Business Men - together with historical, topographical & statistical sketches of those cities, and towns in the Mississippi Valley, intended as a Guide

      Baltimore: Jos. Robinson, 1837 - An early directory of midwestern and Mississippi valley towns from Pittsburgh to St. Louis, including Wheeling, Zanesville, Portsmouth, Dayton, Cincinnati, Madison, and Louisville. Each city entry is followed by ads and business cards printed on colored stock. Scarce First edition. 8vo. 468 pp., with ads following each section printed on blue, yellow, brown, and pink paper. Later quarter blue pebbled shagreen and boards. Light foxing and browning throughout. Contemporary signature of George A. Waller Portsmouth, O. on the ffep. Bookplate of Abel Berland. Howes L576; Sabin 42767; Graff 2561 [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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

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

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        A History of British Water Birds Indigenous and Migratory. Volumes 1 -3

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

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        Seville Cathedral. [Procesión del Corpus Christi en la Catedral de Sevilla].

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

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        Falco Candicans [Greenland Gyrfalcon]

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

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

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

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

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

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        The Town of Castries, St Lucia.

      Ackerman & Co, 1837 - Hand coloured aquatint. Fine condition. 11.5 x 9" From 'Scenery of the Windward and Leeward Islands.'

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        Black-winged Kite. Elanus melanopterus (Steph)

      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, Black-winged Kite. Elanus melanopterus (Steph), measures 21.5” x 14.75” and is in excellent condition. These small birds of prey are expertly hand colored in rich shades of blue with white and spotted undersides. Precise lines define and detail each feather and individual characteristics, such as the unmistakable "masks" around their eyes. Their dynamic positioning on the branches allows for their tail feathers to be appreciated as well as the underside and back coloring.

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        Gamonia: or The Art of Preserving Game; and An Improved Method of Making Plantations and Covers, Explained and Illustrated

      London: Rudolph Ackermann, 1837. 1st Edition. Hardcover. Very Good Plus. Rawlins, J. T.. Book. 8vo - over 7? - 9?" tall. 208 pp. Includes errata page. With 15 hand-colored plates, drawings "taken on the spot". Gamonia was intended as a guide or handbook on the maintenance of a hunting preserve, or how best to set up farmland or woodland so as to optimize hunting or shooting potential. Written in a comparatively breezy or conversational style, its words of advice are still appreciated and read -- it remains a valuable reference, a classic on the subject. But without question the work is treasured above all else for its wonderful plates depicting sportsmen of the Regency Era -- plates much reproduced, framed and emulated. The orginal contemporary morocco has attractive border decoration on the boards, the gilding of which remains bright. Some wear to corners, rubbing and wear along edges, but boards are overall well-preserved. Also contemporary spine, with title written across length, but spine has been restored and signs of dryness, cracking and resulting unevenness are readily apparent. Binding is tight. Offsetting, as to be expected, from plates.Pages are generally clean. Some light soilage on endpapers and some plate margins. Pictorials if plates themselves are all bright and crisp. A very good or better copy overall.

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        Histoire Des Ducs De Bourgogne De La Maison De Valois 1364-1477

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

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

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

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        The County and City of Cork Remembrancer; or annals of the county and city of Cork.

      Osborne Savage and Son, Cork 1837 - 8vo. Pp, cx, 352. Engraved frontis and 2 maps, one folding. Subscriber's list and errata. Original cloth, worn and marked, spine defective. Text block shaken with some looseness early on.Frontis. and title page considerably spotted. Scattered spotting throughout. Author's presentation copy to james Roche Esq. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        West Point.

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

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        EXTRAORDINARY GAZETTE. Speech of His Mightiness on Opening the Second Number of Bentley's Miscellany, Edited by "Boz."

      [Richard Bentley], [1837], [London]: - Masthead vignette, by Phiz, depicting a young Dickens standing next to a plump porter carrying a large consignment of Bentley's Miscellany. According to Matz, Dickens in Cartoon & Caricature, the scene engraved by John Thompson. Here Dickens, the new editor for the Miscellany, "paraphrased the average Royal speech, and by the use of bombastic and ponderous expressions announced the coming of 'Oliver Twist.'" [Eckel].The drawing of Dickens by Phiz the earliest recorded by Wilkins, who compiled Dickens in Cartoon & Caricature [1924]. According to Podeschi, and is usually the case, the leaflet most likely removed from Bentley's Miscellany Issue III of 1 March 1837, where it had been inserted preceding that issue's Bentley's Advertiser. Some modest thumbing & soiling. Unobtrusive paper repair along spine fold, as well to one small area on first leaf fore-edge. Withal, a VG copy. Printed self-wrappers. Now housed in an archival mylar sleeve. 8-11/16" x 5-13/16". 1st printing (Eckel, pp. 173 - 174; Gimbel E-33). 1 printed sheet, folded once vertically forming a 4 pp leaflet. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Flußlandschaft am Niederrhein mit einem Blick auf Rhenen, im Vordergrund zwei Männer, an einem Fuhrwerk stehend, nach einer Vorlage von Jan van Ravenswaay.

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

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        Mainau, Sicht von Litzelstetten aus, Originaltitel:LA MEINAU,

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

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        Autograph note signed to Viscount Cole, February 17, 1837

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

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        Jacob Faithful

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

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

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

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        Special-Karte der Landesstrecke zwischen der Etsch und der Chiese am Garda See.

      s.n., s.l., 1837 - Carta topografica in litografia a colori di cm. 60 x 200 applicata su tela e ripiegata. Entro custodia edit. in cart. con decorazioni e titoli a stampa. Eccellente stato di conservazione. Carta assai dettagliata che illustra il territorio del basso lago di Garda con estrema precisione nella divisione dei piccoli territori privati (in forma di cabreo). Rara ed assai decorativa. Non citata da Doerflinger. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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

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

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        History of the Life and Death of Jesus - 1678 - with Owner's Inscription

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

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

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

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

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

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        LE BIBLE, TRADUCTION DE LA VULGATE, PAR LE MAISTRE DE SACY

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

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        MÜNCHENER SACKKALENDER auf das Jahr 1838. Redigirt von Franz Schleicher.

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

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

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

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        The Rhenish keepsake. Lays and legends of the Rhine.,

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

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        Hayne-Hudjihini, the Eagle of Delight

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

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        Plate] CHIPPEWAY SQUAW & CHILD [From HISTORY OF THE INDIAN TRIBES OF NORTH AMERICA]

      [Philadelphia E. C. Biddle 1837] - Printed and coloured at J.T. Bowen&#146;s Lithographic Establishment. A beautifully lithographed colour plate reproduced from the original painting by Charles Bird King after an original by James Otto Lewis. Folio, image size roughly 14 by 9 inches, with captions beneath, printed on a folio sheet of rag paper measuring 20 by 14.5 inches. An original handcoloured PLATE FROM 'One of the most costly and important works ever published on the American Indians' -Field. The lithographs from McKenney and Hall&#146;s HISTORY OF THE INDIAN TRIBES OF NORTH AMERICA are not only amongst the greatest hand-coloured American illustrated plates of the 19th century, but are also an American cultural treasure providing an historical record of the portraits of the chiefs, warriors and women of the various tribes. The lithographs are faithfully produced from original oil paintings either by Charles Bird King painted from life in his studio in Washington or reproduced by King from the watercolours of the famous frontier artist James Otto Lewis as well as a few other artists.

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        Pa-She-Pa-Haw, a Sauk Chief

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

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

      E. C. Biddle, Philadelphia 1837 - Hand-coloured lithograph by J.T. Bowen after a portrait by George Cooke done in 1837. In excellent condition. A fine image from McKenney and Hall's 'Indian Tribes of North America': `One of the most important [works] ever published on the American Indians' (Field),` a landmark in American culture' (Horan) and an invaluable contemporary record of a vanished way of life. Tokacou, or He Who Inflicts the First Wound was a Yankton Sioux warrior and a member of the tribal police force. This elite group maintained high standards of discipline in the community, meting out appropriate punishments when required to, including the death penalty. Here he is portrayed with the sword of authority at the ready. He was signer of several important treaties in the 1820s and 30s. Mckenney and Hall's 'Indian Tribes of North America' has long been renowned for its faithful portraits of Native Americans. The portraits are largely based on paintings by the artist Charles Bird King, who was employed by the War Department to paint the Indian delegates visiting Washington D.C., forming the basis of the War Department's Indian Gallery. Most of King's original paintings were subsequently destroyed in a fire at the Smithsonian, and their appearance in McKenney and Hall's magnificent work is thus our only record of the likenesses of many of the most prominent Indian leaders of the nineteenth century. Numbered among King's sitters were Sequoyah, Red Jacket, Major Ridge, Keokuk, and Black Hawk. After six years as Superintendent of Indian Trade, Thomas McKenney had become concerned for the survival of the Western tribes. He had observed unscrupulous individuals taking advantage of the Native Americans for profit, and his vocal warnings about their future prompted his appointment by President Monroe to the Office of Indian Affairs. As first director, McKenney was to improve the administration of Indian programs in various government offices. His first trip was during the summer of 1826 to the Lake Superior area for a treaty with the Chippewa, opening mineral rights on their land. In 1827, he journeyed west again for a treaty with the Chippewa, Menominee , and Winebago in the present state of Michigan. His journeys provided an unparalleled opportunity to become acquainted with Native American tribes. When President Jackson dismissed him from his government post in 1830, McKenney was able to turn more of his attention to his publishing project. Within a few years, he was joined by James Hall, a lawyer who had written extensively about the west. McKenney and Hall saw their work as a way of preserving an accurate visual record of a rapidly disappearing culture. (Gilreath). Cf. Howes M129; cf. Bennett 79; cf. Field 992; cf. Lipperheide Mc 4; cf. Reese American Color Plate Books 24; cf. Sabin 43410a. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Paralipomena. Grammaticae Graecae. Pars prior, qua continentur Dissertationes.

      Apud Weidmannos., Lipsiae. 1837 - XII/622 Seiten. Mit einem Index Graecus, einem Index Latinus und einem Index Scriptorum. - Inhalt: I.: Dissertation prima: De praeceptis quibusdam garammaticorum Euphonicis. II.: Diss. secunda: De nominibus graecae linguae monosyllabis. III.: Diss. tertia: De adiectivis immobilibus. IV.: Diss. quarta: De substantivorum primae declinationis paragoge ionica. V.: Diss. quinta: De nominibus adiectivi et substantivi generis ambiguis. (Ohne Titelblatt). VI.: Diss. sexta: De nominum in MA exeuntium formatione. VII.: Diss. septima: De motione adiectivorum minus mobilium. VIII.: Diss. octava: De figura etymologica. Sprache: la Halblederband der Zeit mit gesprenkeltem Ganzschnitt. (Ecken/Kanten berieben. Exlibris "Kaiser-Wilhelm-Bibliothek Posen"/Geschenk des Kgl. Gymnasiums Hohenstein O.-Pr. 1898-1899. Gestempelt). - Im übrigen ein gut erhaltenes, innen erfreulich sauberes Exemplar ohne Eintragungen.

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Tarter, Einzelunternehmen]
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        Illustrations of exotic Entomology, containing upwards of six hundred and fifty figures and descriptions of foreign insects, interspersed with remarks and reflections on their nature and properties.

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

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        Leitfaden zur Nordischen Alterthumskunde,

      Copenhagen, Im Secretariat der Gesellschaft; Hamburg, Perthes, Besser & Mauke; St. Petersburg, Graeff, , 1837. herausgegeben von der Königlichen Gesellschaft für Nordische Alterthumskunde. Octavo. (211 × 135mm). Original light card printed wraps. Wood-engraved illustrations to the text. Light browning, scattered foxing, wraps just a touch rubbed, but overall very good indeed. First Edition in German, first published in Danish in 1836, Thomsen&#39;s manual was immediately translated in recognition of its importance. The tripartite division suggested here was fundamental in winning acceptance for the idea of the Antiquity of Man, opening the way for the development of the discipline of prehistory. Thomsen was the first curator of the Danish National Museum of Antiquities, and his first task was "... to arrange the growing collections of the museum into some coherent order. In so doing he realised that the artefacts of iron must be later than many of those of bronze, and that stone tools were abundant before those of bronze came into use. This allowed him to produce a classification of three technological stages: of stone, bronze, and iron. His guidebook to the National Museum... introduced his Three Age system to the world of scholarship." (Renfrew Prehistory.) Uncommon and a wonderful copy.

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        IMPORTANT BOOK OF 19th CENTURY PAMPHLETS]

      [Various publishers] 1831 to 1837, London and Oxford - Thick 8vo, An important collection of pamphlets dealing with the Reform Act, the ascension of Queen Victoria, the English Church etc. A bound volume of twelve different important early 19th century British pamphlets. In bound order: (1) "Subscription no Bondage, or the Practical Advantages afforded by the Thirty-Nine Articles", by Rusticus, 1835, pp. viii, 125. (2) "The Popery of Oxford Confronted, Disavowed, & Repudiated", by Peter Maurice, 1837, pp. xiv, 88, with 72 page Appendix (second edition, with notes). (3) "Letter to Lord Holland on the Regulation of Undergraduate Expense and Moral Improvement", by Thrasybulus, 1837, pp. 16. (4) "A Sermon preached at the General ordination [of] Richard, Lord Bishop of Oxford.", by Frederick Oakeley, 1836, pp. 18. (5) "The Speech of Lord Palmerston in the House of Commons . on the Civil War in Spain", 1837, pp. 70. (6) "Charity Sermon . in aid of the Sufferers by the Earthquake . to which is added an account of a Visit to the Scene of the Catastrophe", 1837, with two folding maps, pp. 37. (7) "A Sermon by Edward, Lord Bishop of Norwich, preached at his Installation.", 4th ed., 1837, pp. 23. (8) "Speech of . Sir Robert Peel, in the House of Commons, April 2, 1835 [on the Irish Church and its revenues]", 1835, pp. 61. (9) "Popular Opinions on Parliamentary Reform Considered", by John Walsh, 1831, pp. 99. (10) "A Sermon." by the Rev. James S. M. Anderson, 1836, pp. 31. (11) "Patience and Confidence / The Strength of the Church", by the Rev. E. B. Pusey, 1837, pp. 57. (12) "The Duties of Queen Victoria: A Sermon", by the Rev. Sydney Smith, 1837, pp. 24. All pamphlets complete and in good to very good condition. Binding worn but tight and serviceable. Bound in contemporary three-quarter calf [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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

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

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        Le Tourlourou.

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

      [Bookseller: Justin Croft Antiquarian Books Ltd ABA]
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