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        French Revolution A History. In Three Volumes.

      London James Fraser 1837 - Capturing the French Revolution CARLYLE, Thomas. The French Revolution. A History. In Three Volumes. London: James Fraser, 1837. First edition. Three octavo volumes (7 3/4 x 4 3/4 inches; 197 x 121 mm). vii, [1], 404; vii, [1], 422, [2, publisher's ads]; vii, [1], 448 pp. Complete with half-titles and the integral ad leaf in Vol. II. Uncut. Publisher's brown boards, expertly rebacked to style and with original printed spine labels laid down. Some expectable rubbing to boards, but still a remarkable copy. Very difficult to find in the original boards and complete. housed in a blue cloth clamshell case with a red morocco gilt spine label. "Of the three great political upheavals which have altered the face of the earth-the American, French and Russian Revolutions-only the French has stimulated literary masterpieces which, in turn, have made their impact, direct and indirect, upon millions of readers who would have, and have, left unread the productions of dispassionate scholarship. They are Carlyle's book [offered here] and the 'History of the French Revolution' by Michelet. Carlyle wrote his French revolution as a secular 'tract for the times' and as a warning for his compatriots of the frightful consequences of materialism, utilitarianism and democracy. Scottish puritanism and German romanticism were his lodestars; 'History is the essence of innumerable biographies' was his historical creed. The result is not a work of scholarship but a prose epic, teeming with colorful scenes of dramatic events and imaginative portraits of the leading revolutionaries. The book at once captured the Englihs-speaking world, and has, outside France, moulded popular conceptions of the French Revolution down to the present day" (PMM). Printing and the Mind of Man 304. HBS 65348. $5,000 [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        L’Héracléade ou Herculanum enseveli sous la lave du Vésuve

      Delaunay, Crozet, Arthus Bertrand, Paris 1837 - L’Héracléade ou Herculanum enseveli sous la lave du Vésuve. ~ de Florus ~ A Paris, Delaunay, Crozet, Arthus Bertrand. 1837. ~ In-8 de XXJ, (1) f d’errata, 458, (1) p., In-8, demi-chevrette verte à petits coins, dos lisse fileté or, plats de papier maroquiné vert, filet doré encadrant les plats, dos lisse orné de doubles filets dorés, titre en lettres dorées, tr. jonquille. ~ L’Héracléade ou herculanum enseveli sous la lave du Vésuve, poëme de L.A. Florus traduit en vers français avec des notes par J.-F.-S. Maizony de Lauréal. ~ Ancien avocat-général à la Cour impériale de Florence, Maizony de Lauréal était le fils naturel du comte Abrial, mort pair de France. ~ Provenance: Comte Moritz von Dietrichstein, prince du Saint-Empire, (1775-1864) aide-de-camp du général en chef Mack dans l'armée du roi de Naples en 1798, gouverneur du duc de Reichstadt de 1815 à 1832, préfet de la bibliothèque Impériale à Vienne, conseiller aulique. puis grand-chambellan de l'impératrice d'Autriche avec sa signature sur l’ouvrage. ~ Nous ignorons tout de la vie de Florus sauf l'époque à laquelle il a noms mêmes sont incertains : L. Annaeus Florus selon la plupart des manuscrits, mais Iulius Florus selon le plus ancien, le Bambergensis . Contemporain de Trajan et d'Hadrien, c'est vers la fin du règne de celui-ci plutôt que sous Antonin qu'il a rédigé son oeuvre dont nous ignorons le titre. Cette oeuvre a eu un succès considérable dés l'Antiquité et au début du Moyen Age : Orose, saint Augustin et saint Jérôme lui ont fait des emprunts, de même que le Byzantin Malalas ; vers 551, Jordanès en a pratiquement recopié des pages entières; ce succès ne s'est pas démenti par la suite, car nous possédons plus de quatre-vingt-onze manuscrits de l'oeuvre dont le plus ancien - le Bambergensis - est du début du IXe siècle, tandis que les plus récents sont du XVe siècle. Héracléade or Herculanum buried under the lava of Vesuvius. ~ of Florus ~ A Paris, Delaunay, Crozet, Arthus Bertrand. 1837. ~ In-8 XXJ, (1) F of errata, 458, (1) p., In-8, half-chevrette green with small corners, smooth back threaded gold, green maroquiné paper dishes, gilded net framing the dishes, back smoothes decorated with double gilded nets, title in gilded letters, tr. jonquil. ~ Héracléade or herculanum buried under the lava of Vesuvius, poëme of L.A. Florus translated into French worms with notes by J. - F. - S. Maizony de Lauréal. ~ Old lawyer-general at the imperial Court of Florence, Maizony de Lauréal was the natural son of the count Abrial, dead even of France. ~ Source: Count Moritz von Dietrichstein, prince of the Holy roman Empire, (1775-1864) assistance-of-camp of the general Mack in chief in the army of king de Naples in 1798, governor of the duke of Reichstadt of 1815 to 1832, prefect of the Imperial library in Vienna, adviser aulic. then large-chamberlain of the empress of Austria with her signature on the work. ~ We are unaware of all the life of Florus except the time to which it has same names are dubious: L. Annaeus Florus according to the majority of the manuscripts, but Iulius Florus according to oldest, Bambergensis. Contemporary of Trajan and Hadrian, it is towards the end of the reign of this one rather than under Antonin that it wrote his work of which we are unaware of the title. This work had a considerable success dice Antiquity and at the beginning of the Average Age: Orose, holy Augustin and holy Jerome made him loans, just as the Malalas Byzantine; towards 551, Jordanès in practically recopied whole pages; this success was not contradicted thereafter, because we have more handwritten quatre-vingt-onze work of which oldest - Bambergensis - is beginning of IXe century, while most recent are of XVe century. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        VISTA DE LA ENTRADA AL R.L museo por el lado de S.n Geronimo.

      Madrid 1837 - Vista del Museo del Prado por el lado de S. Geronimo, realizada en el primer tercio del siglo XIX. Al pie :F. Brambilla lo pintó, Asseliman lo litografió, J. de Madrazó lo dirigió. Sello en seco del Real Establecimiento Litográfico. Buen estado. Todos los márgenes. 300 x 470 mm. imagen, 450 x 600 mm. papel.

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        Chimney Swallow, Hirundo rustica (Linn)

      London 1837 - This splendid hand-colored, folio-size lithograph, Buff-breasted Chimney Swallow, Hirundo rustica (Linn), from John Gould’s (1804-1881) monumental book "Birds Europe" (1832-1837) is in very good condition with faint evidence of verso page text and light water staining in the top right margin. Measuring 14.25" x 21.25", this lithograph magnificently displays the author’s scientific skill and attention to detail. These Chimney Swallows, also known as American Swift's are expertly hand-colored with rich blue and black bodies, reddish and golden faces and white undersides. Precise lines define and detail their feathers and add dimension to their 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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        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'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's second term. Very fragile and exceptionally scarce. OCLC locates a single copy of each of the two editions. .

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        The Poetical Works of Robert Southey

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

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        Pensées d'Aout, poésies

      Paris, Eugène Renduel,, 1837. Octavo. Contemporary purple paper boards, smooth spine with double gilt bands, lettered gilt. Author's presentation inscription on half-title, just shaved. Rubbed, front joint chipped towards head, a very good copy. First Edition, Presentation Copy, inscribed by Sainte-Beuve to the maritime painter Antoine Léon Morel-Fatio: "A mon ami Monsieur Fatio [signed] St. Beuve".

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        Gedichte.

      Berlin, Duncker & Humblot, 1837.. Erstausgabe der ersten Gedichtsammlung. XII/482 S., 1 Bl.(Druckfehlerverzeichnis) 8°, marmorierter OPappband, Goldprägung auf Rücken, Einbandkanten leicht berieben, Kapitale leicht bestoßen, innen leicht braunfleckig, ansonsten gut..

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        Sequoyah

      Philadelphia: E. C. Biddle, 1837. 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. Sequoyah (1776? - 1843) is one of the most prominent men of American history. Known locally as George Guess, he was the son of a mixed-breed named Gist, Guess or Guest, possibly Nathaniel Gist, Revolutionary soldier and trader, and a Cherokee woman, who brought him up closer to the Cherokees than to the whites. He was born near Fort Loudon, Tennessee. Sequoyah was from the start an inventive boy with an inquisitive mind. After achieving some success in agriculture, he sustained a leg injury that caused him to limp for the rest of his life. Sequoyah learned to be a silversmith, eventually excelling at that craft. Around 1809, he began to develop the idea of a written language for the Cherokee. He worked on this for at least 12 years and developed a syllabary that is still in use, primarily in Cherokee language churches. Some doubters among his people were persuaded when Sequoyah was able to teach his daughter to read and write the new alphabet. By 1824, white missionaries had translated parts of the bible into this written Cherokee. The alphabet was used in the Cherokee Phoenix , a newspaper that appeared from 1828 to 1834. Sequoyah visited Washington in 1828, at which time McKenney arranged to have this portrait painted. He spent his last years looking for Cherokees who had traveled West during the Revolution. He died in Mexico in 1843. 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. BAL 6934; cf. Bennett p.79; cf. Field 992; cf. Howes M129; cf. Lipperhiede Mc4; cf. Reese, Stamped With A National Character 24; Sabin 43410a; Horan p. 264-266. Hand-coloured lithograph by John T. Bowen after a painting by Charles Bird King done in 1828.

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        The Dispatches of Field Marshal The Duke of Wellington

      London: John Murray,, 1837-9. during his various campaigns in India, Denmark, Portugal, Spain, The Low Countries, and France from 1799 to 1818. Compiled from Official and Authentic Documents. 13 volumes octavo (216 × 138 mm) Recent dark green half morocco, contrast green linen boards, title gilt direct to spine, Some minor shelf-wear, mottling to the boards of two volumes, light toning, but overall a very good set, soundly bound. The New Edition, complete with the index. Indispensable for the study of Wellington's campaigns, and perhaps the only source for the occasional glimpse of the man. The editor had served "in all the Peninsular engagements down to the storming of Ciudad Rodrigo on 19 January 1812, where he led the 'forlorn hope' … He was concussed in the breach from a head wound, but after regaining consciousness made his way to the citadel and took prisoner the governor, General Barrié, at dinner. The governor surrendered his sword, which Gurwood presented to Wellington. It was returned to him next day when Lord Fitzroy Somerset buckled it on Gurwood in the breach where he had been wounded" (ODNB). Gurwood was wounded three times in the Peninsula, and severely so at Waterloo, in 1837 he became one of Wellington's secretaries, "and was entrusted with the editing of the duke's general orders and selections from his dispatches. Gurwood and the duke were old friends, the duke taking care of Gurwood. He was made CB and in 1839 was appointed a deputy lieutenant of the Tower of London with a salary of £768 p.a., as well as a pension of £2000. However, Gurwood's closing years were clouded by ill health, partly as a result of his war wounds and partly because of the strain of editing the Dispatches. This resulted in a severe depressive illness, and on Christmas day 1845 Gurwood committed suicide …

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        Amaryllidaceae; preceded by an attempt to arrange the Monocotyledonous orders and followed by a treatise on cross-bred vegetables and supplement

      London, Ridgeway and Sons, 1837. 8vo, Text with 48 engraved plates of which 44 are nicely hand-coloured (including plate 45 which acts as frontispiece). Contemporary (publisher's?) green pebbled and blind-stamped cloth. Gilt ornament with title on spine.* Rather rare monograph, with dedication leaf "To his majesty Leopold, king of the Belgians", date December 26, 1836. With all the lovely hand-coloured plates drawn by Herbert himself and engraved by Weddell. According to the spine text: "colored, 38s.". Spine ends a bit frayed, corners a bit bumped. Binding and hinges rather weak, front joint starting. Tissue-guard of frontispiece foxed, fold on title page, light pencil note on two text pages, faint offsetting to text pages opposite the plates. Plates clean. Text block uncut. No signs of previous ownership. Apart from some light external wear, and a weak binding, a very good copy. Nissen BBI, 857.

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        Extraordinary Gazette

      1837 - Speech of His Mightiness on opening the second number of Bentley's Miscellany, Edited by "Boz." [London: Richard Bentley, 1837.] Four-page leaflet, disbound. First Edition, larger format, of this very scarce ephemeral Dickens piece -- which includes an illustration by "Phiz" that comprises the very first caricature of Dickens himself.~During 1836, a year which saw the publication of SKETCHES BY BOZ and the beginning of serialization of THE PICKWICK PAPERS, Dickens also accepted the editorship of Bentley's Miscellany, with publication to commence in January 1837. The first issue included a couple of Dickens pieces, and the second issue contained the first monthly instalment of OLIVER TWIST (this novel was serialized here prior to publication in book form; it was then re-serialized in "monthly parts" after publication in book form).~For the third (March) issue, Dickens wrote the "Extraordinary Gazette," written as if it were a royal proclamation (a speech by "his mightiness the editor"), proclaiming the virtues of Bentley's publishing house and including a thinly-veiled pitch for OLIVER TWIST. The "Extraordinary Gazette" was produced in two formats: in this large-format, four-page version, which was initially bound into the third issue of Bentley's Miscellany; and in a smaller-format, eight-page version (same illustration and text as the other, but with Contents of the first three issues plus "opinions of the press") -- for insertion into smaller-format books published by Bentley. The former is the scarcer of the two, and is virtually never found still bound into the Bentley's issue; the latter is quite uncommon as well.~This copy is disbound as usual (though it appears to be disbound as well from some other later binding-up). Condition is very good, with the understandable wear near the hinge. Podeschi E33, first copy. Housed in a cloth folding case. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Chasses anciennes d'après les manuscrits des XIV & Xve siècles.

      Paris, Charles Motte, 1837. - Royal folio (410 x 552 mm). 12 numbered lithogr. plates. Stored loosely in original lithogr. folder. Fine series of 12 original lithographs showing hunting scenes such as made Aubry famous as an artist: hunting boars, deer, wolves, foxes and hares, as well as falconry, hunting with dogs, and hunting antilopes, gazelles, elephants and lions (under Charles the Great). - Some foxing. A fine copy from the library of the Duke Max Joseph in Bavaria (1808-88), father of Empress Elisabeth of Austria. Souhart 28. Thièbaud 48. Schwerdt I, 47f. OCLC 27191401.

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        Don Carlos et ses défenseurs. Collection de vingt portraits originaux, avec une introduction et une notice biographique sur chacun des personnages indiqués par le dessin

      chez Toussaint, Paris 1837 - Holandesa puntas de época, lomo liso, hilos dorados, tejuelo verde. 2 h., 20 p., 20 retratos litografiados, cada uno con de 2 h. de texto biográfico. En 1837 el retratista francés Isidore Magués, guerrillero y más tarde general, se dirige a Durango con el fin de realizar por encargo de D. Carlos María Isidro de Borbón Parma, una serie de retratos de la corte afincada en aquella población así como de sus mas íntimos colaboradores, generales y personajes cercanos al pretendiente Carlista Don Carlos María Isidro de Borbón Parma. Este es el origen de este libro que recoge los retrato tomados in situ de los personajes carlistas y que apareció editado por vez primera dicho año en París y que acompaña una breve reseña bibliográfica ilustrativa de cada personaje retratado. Palau, 147309

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        The Writings of George Washington; Being His Correspondence, Addresses, Messages, and Other Papers, Official and Private, Selected and Published from the Original Manuscripts; with A Life of the Author, Notes and Illustrations, Complete in Twelve [12] Volumes

      Russell, Odiorne, and Metcalf / Russell, Shattuck, and Williams and Hilliard, Gray, and Co. / American Stationers' Company; John B. Russell, 1837. Ex-Library. Hard Cover. Good/No Jacket. Paradise, J.W.; Chapman, J.G.; Peale, C.W.; Stuart, G.; Durand, A.B.; Neale; R.; Cheney, J.. No jackets. Former library copies with only a few marks: catalog numbers on spines, library bookplates and pockets inside. Boards rubbed, minimal loss from spine labels (still legible save vol. 5 which is heavily rubbed), lightly foxed throughout. Quill ink name & date from original owner Thomas B. Pope -- dates range from 1834 to 1837. Publisher proposal to publish the Works of Benjamin Franklin tipped in to front endpaper of Vol. III, 1 inch chip from Vol. I spine head. Appears to have passed from the original owner to the Topsfield Town Library to the previous owner, Dr. Daniel Sperber, a prominent nuclear theorist. This set was acquired as part of his private collection. Complete in twelve volumes. Over 7000 pages of Washington's personal and political writings. 11 x 7 3/8. Tall 8vo. Publisher's cloth spines over paper boards, paper spine labels. Referenced but without a listing in Sabin, who cites Evans and Greely. Numerous illustrations: 4 frontispieces (two portraits of George Washington; Houdon's Bust of Washington; Head of Mrs. Washington by Stuart) and 30 other illustrations, all included: Facsimile of Mathematical Drawings; Facsimile of the Title of a Book of Surveys; Battle of the Great Meadows (map); Portrait of Mrs. Washington; Copy of a Gold Medal presented to General Washington by Congress, on the Evacuation of Boston; Order of Battle, for 1781; Facsimile of Washington's Handwriting; Military Operations in Pennsylvania (map); Battle at Braddock's Defeat (map); Military Operations in Virginia (map); Line of March in Forbes's Expedition; Plan of Boston and its Environs, in 1775 & 1776 (map); Battle on Long Island (map); Fort Washington and Haerlem Heights (map); Military Operations after the Evacuation of New York; Battles of Trenton and Princeton (map); Military Movements in New Jersey (map); Battle of the Brandywine (map); Military Movements in Pennsylvania (map); Battle of Germantown (map); Attack on Fort Clinton (map); Operations on the Delaware River (map); Encampment at Valley Forge, 1778 (map); Retreat of the Marquis de Lafayette from Barren Hill, May 20th, 1778 (map); Battle of Monmouth, June 28, 1778 (map); Military Works at Stony Point and Verplanck's Point (map).

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        Sammlung von Erst- und Frühausgaben in uniformer, zeitgenössischer Bindung.

      . The posthumous papers of the Pickwick Club. London, Chapman and Hall 1837. Sketches by Boz: Illustrative of every-day life, and every-day people. II volumes. Third edition. London, John Macrone 1837. Sketches by Boz: Illustrative of every-day life, and every-day people. The second series. Complete in one volume. London, John Macrone 1837. The life and adventures of Nicholas Nickleby. London, Chapman and Hall 1839. Master Humphrey's clock. III vol. London, Chapman and Hall [1864]-1840. American notes for general circulation. II volumes. Second edition. London, Chapman and Hall 1842. The chimes: A goblin story of some bells that rang an old year out and a new year in. London, Chapman and Hall 1845 [recte 1844]. The life and adventures of Martin Chuzzlewit. London, Chapman and Hall 1844. The cricket on the hearth. Fairy tale of home. London, Bradbury and Evans 1846 [recte 1845]. The battle of life. A love story. London, Bradbury and Evans 1846. Pictures from Italy. London, Bradbury and Evans (published for the author) 1846. Dombey and son (gest. Tit.: Dealings with the firm of Dombey and son, wholesale, retail and for exportation). London, Bradbury and Evans [1846]-1848. The haunted man and the Ghost's Bargain. A fancy for Christmas-time. London, Bradbury and Evans 1848. The personal history [, adventures, experience and observation] of David Copperfield [the younger of Blunderstone Rookery, which he never meant to be published on any account]. London, Bradbury and Evans 1850. Bleak house. London, Bradbury and Evans [1852]-1853. Hard times. For these times. London, Bradbury and Evans 1854. Little Dorrit. London, Bradbury and Evans [1855]-1857. A child's history of England. III vol. London, Bradbury and Evans 1854-1859. A tale of two cities. London, Chapman and Hall 1859. The uncommercial traveller. London, Chapman an Hall 1861. Great expectations. III volumes. London, Chapman and Hall 1861. In Memoriam [William Makepeace Thackeray]. (= The Cornhill Magazine. Vol.IX, No.50, February 1864). (London, Smith Elder & Co. 1864) Our mutual friend. II vol. London, Chapman and Hall [1864]-1865. The mystery of Edwin Drood. London, Chapman and Hall 1870. QUIZ [d.i.: Edward CASWALL]. Sketches of young ladies: in which these interesting members of the animal Kingdom are classified, according to their several instincts, habits, and general characteristics. 8. Edition. London, Chapman and Hall 1838. Dazu die Biographie von FORSTER, John. The life of Charles Dickens. III vol. Mischauflage. London, Chapman and Hall 1873-74. - Eine detaillierte Beschreibung wird auf Wunsch übermittelt. / Details and photos on request..

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        Fore-Edge Painting] The Posthumous Papers of the Pickwick Club

      Chapman and Hall, London 1837 - Half-morocco, first edition, later issue. Superb fore-edge painting by Martin Frost. Book slight wear to binding, else near fine.

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        THIRTY - TWO ILLUSTRATIONS To PICKWICK, By Onwhyn, and Other Eminent Artists.

      J. Newman & Co., 69, Southwark Bridge Road, [n d], [London]: - 32 lithographic plates of scenes/characters after the 1837 steel engravings issued by E. Grattan to extra-illustrate Charles Dickens' PICKWICK PAPERS. Binding - VG+ (minor extremity wear/bpt). Plates - Nr Fine. Period maroon half-calf with maroon cloth boards. Gilt-lettered black leather title label to spine. TEG. Marbled eps. Original pink printed wrappers bound in. 8vo. Ca. late 1840s. 2nd edition thus (Gimbel H1123; cf. Grego PICTORIAL PICKWICKIANA, p. 369, & Kitton DICKENS & HIS ILLUSTRATORS, p. 235, for a similar issue, noting Newman @ 48, Watling Street; NCBEL III, 788 for the original 1837 publication). [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        An album of views on the River Thames, England]

      1837 - Expertly bound to style in light brown half calf over original red textured cloth-covered boards, spine in six compartments with wide raised bands, the bands tooled in gilt with fillets and zig-zag roll tools, titled in gilt 'Views / of the / Thames' in the second compartment, the others with repeat decoration of a large centrally-placed flower spray tool, marbled endpapers, gilt edges Provenance: James Frothingham Hunnewell (1832-1910, Charleston, Suffolk County, Mass., bookplate dated 1902) A very fine series of views mounted and bound geographically: the first leaf has views of Thames Head, the final leaf of the Thames estuary. Following the tradition established by the Boydell's with their History of the River Thames the present album allows the viewer to follow the course of the river Thames through the countryside of Gloucestershire, Oxfordshire, Berkshire, and Surrey before entering London, and then through and out the other side with Essex on one bank and Kent on the other. The prints include aquatints (hand-coloured, printed in two tints, printed in one tint and uncoloured), lithographs, copper-engravings (hand-coloured and uncoloured) and steel engravings. There are images from two main works: J. & J. Boydell's History of the River Thames (London: 1794-1796) with 28 from a total of 76 aquatints after Joseph Farington (with 5 printed in bistre, 1 printed in two tints and 22 hand-coloured) [see Abbey Scenery 432]. There is also a complete suite of uncoloured plates from William Westall's Thirty-Five Views on the Thames (London: 1824) [see Abbey Scenery 434 (a hand-coloured issue)]. Also included are at least 81 uncoloured engravings by William or George Cooke after sketches by Samuel Owen. Neither of the watercolours are signed, but one is of Randall's Mill at Nine Elms and is inscribed 'Nine Elms / Battersea Surrey' in pencil on the verso with a penciled annotation to the mount. The second is inscribed in pencil 'Scene from the Inn at Purflett [sic.] Sept 18/[18]25'. Randall's Mill was a favourite subject for artists in the 1820s, but the present example is reminiscent of the work of John Varley (1778-1842). He is known to have produced at least one other view of the same subject (see Brighton & Hove Museums catalogue: John Varley 'Randall's Mill, Nine Elms, looking towards Vauxhall Bridge' signed and dated 1830, watercolour, 8 3/16 x 12 inches, accession number: 100018), and the penciled annotation beneath the watercolour could be in Varley's hand. If this is the case then he is a possible compiler as a number of the other images are inscribed in pencil by the same hand. The album was subsequently in the library of the well-known Boston book-collector James F. Hunnewell. The author of a number of antiquarian and historical works, he also had a catalogue of his library privately printed in an edition of fifty copies: A Catalogue of Books belonging to James F. Hunnewell of Charlestown, Mass. (Cambridge, Mass: 1873). Abbey Scenery 432 (Boydell), 433 (Havell); Tooley 102 (Boydell), 255 (Havell, 1812 ed.). (23 1/8 x 18 3/4 inches). 92 leaves, window-mounted with 344 prints after Farington, Westall, Owen and others, and 2 original watercolours, all of views on or near the Thames, one plate folding, 28 hand-coloured. (Most plates cut close to the image, some with loss of imprint). [Attributes: Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

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        The Rime of the Ancient Mariner

      Alexander Hill, Edinburgh 1837 - 26pp; + 25 plates. Two separate titles pages for text and and illustrative sections followed by 25 tissue guarded poetic and dramatic scenes designed and etched by David Scott. The first major illustrated edition of the work, in its original binding, of one of the classic poems in the English language. Boards with some wear and bumping to edges with a few scratches and minor stains. Spine sympathetically restored. Some outer cracking near base. Pages clean and bright with some edge thumbing and slight discolouration away from tissue guards. A few page edge creases. Overall contents G+ Original brown hardback cloth cover with emblematic device stamped in centre of upper board in gilt [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Statement of facts, submitted to the right Hon. Lord Glenelg. His Majesty's principal secretary of state for the colonies, preparatory to an appeal about to be made by the author, to the Commons of Great Britain, seeking redress for grievances of a most serious tendency, commited upon him, under the administration of his Excellency, the Marquis of Sligo, the late governor, and Sir Joshua Rowe, the present lord chief justice of the island of Jamaica, with an exposure of the present system of Jama

      London: Printed by J.C. Chappell, 1837 - xii + 282pp + folding genealogical table + vii. 1st ed., clean in original silk covered boards. End papers damaged and last page of text with loss of some margin. Attacks the state of justice and treatment of the freed slaves in Jamaica from 1834-36. The work contains details of numerous trials and inquests relating to miscarriages of justice, including documentation of severe flogging of freed slaves. Cundall 59. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Bridled Guillemot. Uria lachrymans; Lapyl

      London 1837 - This splendid hand-colored, folio-size lithograph, "Bridled Guillemot. Uria lachrymans; Lapyl", from John Gould’s (1804-1881) monumental book "Birds Europe" (1832-1837) is in good condition with light spotting throughout. Measuring 21.75" x 15", this lithograph magnificently displays the author’s scientific skill and attention to detail. The Bridled Guillemot, also called the Ringed Guillemot, is a species of seabirds from the auk family. The Bridled Guillemot's coloring is unique as it has a white eye ring and thin line that extends down the curve of the head. Precise lines define and detail this bird, showing each feather and the great skill of the artist. 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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        Anecdotes historiques, par un témoin oculaire, le Baron D. V.

      Paris, Duverger, 1837, - in-8, 396 pp., demi-basane brune, dos lisse orné (rel. de l'époque).Édition originale tirée à 100 exemplaires. Anecdotes sur quelques personnages de la Révolution (Mirabeau, La Fayette, etc.), les biens nationaux et les tribunaux spéciaux sous le Consulat. Fierro, 501. Tulard, 487.

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        L'ingénieux hidalgo Don Quichotte de la Manche. Traduit et annoté par Louis Viardot. Vignettes par Tony Johannot

      Paris: (Everart for) J.-J. Dubouchet et Cie., Éditeurs, Librairie Paulin, rue de Seine, 33, 1836-1837 - "This edition of Don Quixote is a wonder of Romantic bookmaking." Ray First edition, first issue with Johannot's Illustrations, with frontispiece with Quixote with moustache; woman on p, 256 of Vol. I turned to right. 2 vols., Royal 8vo. Illustrated throughout by Tony Johannot. 744; 758 pp. Period half brown morooco, spine with Cathedral design, t.e.g., rest uncut by Yseux & de Simier. Minor foxing, else fine. Brivois 90; Cartaret III, 136-137; Ray, The Art of the French Illustrated Book no. 182. Heinrich 325; Rius 542 [Attributes: First Edition]

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        Le dahlia, heures de loisir.

      Desenne 1837 - - Desenne, Paris s.d. (1837), 14,5x22,5cm, reliure de l'éditeur. - Edition originale. Reliure de l'éditeur en plein cartonnage rouge, dos lisse orné d'un cartouche et de motifs typographiques dorés, encadrement d'un filet doré sur les plats ornés d'un médaillon et de motifs typographiques à froid, tranches dorées. Contributions de M. de Boinville, E. Gonzalès, G. Molé, T. Coffinier, M. Aycard. Ouvrage illustré de 19 gravures sur acier. Quelques petites rousseurs. Rare exemplaire présenté dans un cartonnage romantique d'une agréable fraîcheur. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        City of Detroit, Michigan. Taken from the Canada Shore near the Ferry

      New York: Henry I. Megarey, 1837. AN EXQUISITE VIEW OF DETROIT FROM THE CANADIAN SHORE ISSUED THE YEAR OF MICHIGAN'S ADMISSION TO THE UNION Colored aquatint Image size: approx. 18 3/10" x 25" Framed size: approx. 27 3/5" x 35 1/10" Literature: Deák, Picturing America, 456. This exquisite view of Detroit, as seen from the vantage point of the Canadian shore, is based on a drawing by Frederick Grain, which was later painted and aquatinted by James Bennett. Grain and Bennett's bustling scene of this American city expertly combines depictions of ships, the grassy coastline, and sky into one harmonious composition reminiscent of a Dutch marine painting. This work also showcases a number of Bennett's artistic "trademarks," including his employment of a low horizon, successful rendition of the fluid quality of water, careful detailing of the ships' facades, inclusion of recognizable architectural landmarks, and insertion of a horizontal line of buildings across the water's shore. Most significantly, however, Bennett has injected a cheerful, airy quality into this work. This beautiful aquatint was issued in 1837, the same year the state of Michigan was admitted to the Union. . Book.

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

      Copenhagen, Im Secretariat der Gesellschaft; Hamburg, Perthes, Besser & Mauke; St. Petersburg, Graeff, 1837 - Octavo. (211 × 135mm). Original light card printed wraps. Light browning, scattered foxing, wraps just a touch rubbed, but overall very good indeed. Wood-engraved illustrations to the text. First Edition in German, first published in Danish in 1836, Thomsen'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. [Attributes: First Edition]

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        The Letters And Works Of Lady Mary Wortley Montagu - A handsome set

      Richard Bentley, London 1837 - Second Edition thus - revised.Three volumes 8vo. There is some rubbing and light scuffing and a little foxing and off-setting but, overall, this is a very attractive set in near-contemporary half calf gilt with contrasting morocco labels; marbled boards, edges and endpapers. Complete with 5 engraved plates. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Il Mappamondo dei fratelli BORDIGA

      - Il Mappamondo dei fratelli Benedetto e Gaudenzio BORDIGA Incisori di scuola italiana attivi a Milano fino al 1837 Incisione originale all'acquaforte proveniente dal corredo grafico della monumentale opera del Ferrario titolata "Il Costume antico e moderno di tutti i Popoli ." edita a Milano per la prima volta fra il 1817 ed il 1824 e poi divenuta patrimonio dell'editore fiorentino Batelli c he la ripubblicò fra il 1830 ed il 1843. Esemplare con colorazione coeva in OTTIMO stato Misure foglio in mm: 555 x 790 Bibliografia: Benezit "Dictionnaire des Peintres." Parigi 1976 vol.1 pag.174. L'esemplare presentato appartiene alla Prima Edizione del 1817 Il Mappamondo è corredato dalla seguente documentazione in FOTOCOPIA - Frontespizio dell'Opera; - dedica all'Imperatore d'Austria Francesco I; - elenco delle Tavole ricomprese nella stessa; - Catalogo degli Associati; - Prospetto dell'opera Un totale di 35 fogli a totale garanzia della sua genuinità [Attributes: First Edition]

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        SKETCHES BY BOZ

      1837 - Illustrative of Every-Day Life, and Every-Day People. The Second Series. Complete in One Volume. London: John Macrone, 1837. Original blind-stamped pinkish-brown cloth. First Edition, actually published in December 1836. This is extremely "early Dickens," preceding THE POSTHUMOUS PAPERS OF THE PICKWICK CLUB by almost a year. Of the 21 sketches, 19 had appeared in various periodicals during the years 1833-1836; the other two, "Our Next-Door Neighbours" and "The Drunkard's Death," appear here for the first time. Though not mentioned on the title page, George Cruikshank provided ten plates. This title was not issued in monthly parts until 1837-1839 (together with the First Series), after Chapman & Hall had obtained the copyrights (as publisher John Macrone died later in 1837, at the age of 28).~This is one of the copies that has only one (and always had only one) black pigment "label" applied to the spine: "Sketches by Boz" is on such black pigment, but there is no black pigment (nor any lettering) at the foot of the spine. This copy does not have the list of ten illustrations printed after the Contents -- which is more likely the earlier state. All of the plates (other than the vignette title page) are also in the uncommon earlier state, with "Vol. III" printed (as this was the third volume, following the two-volume First Series of SKETCHES BY BOZ); the frontispiece plate is in this copy bound in opposite page 217, where it belongs in the text. This copy also has no ad catalogue, as some do.~Condition is very good. The volume has been rebacked, preserving the original cloth spine; accordingly the endpapers are not original, though the replacement appears to have been quite some time ago. There is a bit of marginal foxing on the plates, as usual, but there is essentially none in the text. In our experience this is one of the toughest Dickens first editions to find in original cloth -- scarcer than the two-volume first series of SKETCHES BY BOZ. Sadleir 700; Smith I pp 8-16. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        A System of Mineralogy: Including an Extended Treatise on Crystallography: With an Appendix, Containing the Application of Mathematics to Crystallographic Investigation, and a Mineralogical Bibliography.

      Durrie & Peck and Herrick & Noyes, New Haven 1837 - VERY SCARCE FIRST EDITION. Includes all 4 plates (2 folding) of crystal formations. Professionally rebound by the award-winning Stonehouse Bindery in Lambertville, NJ. Full-leather bound with 4 raised bands on spine, and original bright gilt title pasted on spine; covers have minimal shelfwear. Text block and binding are tight. Inside pages exhibit light to moderate scattered foxing, but are otherwise clean; moderate foxing on pastedowns and feps; vintage pen & ink owner's sig on title page; marbled text block edges are dusty. 452 pp of text; 119 pp of appendixes, bibliography and index. 6 x 9.25 inches. Postage for oversized and international shipping will be calculated by size and weight. AbeBooks shipping quotes are ESTIMATES only. If actual shipping cost is less than the AbeBooks estimate, it is our practice to REFUND the difference to the buyer. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Manners and Customs of the Ancient Egyptians, Including Their Private Life, Government, Laws, Arts, Manufactures, Religion, and Early History; Derived from a Comparison of The Paintings, Sculptures, and Monuments Still Existing, With the Accounts of Their Ancient Authors. Illustrated by Drawings of Those Subjects.

      London: John Murray, 1837. - In three volumes. First edition. Tall 8vo., orig. brown cloth with pictorial gilt decoration on the spines and upper covers, (xxxiv), 406; xxxiv, 446; xxiv, 404, (2), 8pp.ads dated "January 1838." With numerous illustrations including some folding. Bookplates, each volume has been professionally rebacked with the original spine laid down, some wear to corners but certainly a better than very good set. Wilkinson divides his work into ten large sections; ther first contains remarks on the early state of Egypt; the second chapter covers the history of Egypt from the accession of the first king Menes to the conquest of Egypt by Alexander; the third chapter is a general discussion of the state of Egypt and the division and subdivision of the four classes; the fourth chapter treats the members of the second class; the fifth contains the houses, gardens, villas, etc; the sixth contains and account of furnishings and activities; the seventh contains information for serving andpreparation of dinner, games, exercises, the eighth contains information on hunting; the ninth treats the arts of the Egyptians; and the final chapter the style of art is covered. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        MEMOIRS OF THE LIFE OF THE LATE JOHN MYTTON, ESQ

      1837. [APPERLEY, Charles James]. MEMOIRS OF THE LIFE OF THE LATE JOHN MYTTON, ESQ. OF HALSTON, SHROPSHIRE...WITH NOTICES OF HIS HUNTING, SHOOTING, DRIVING, RACING, ECCENTRIC AND EXTRAVAGANT EXPLOITS. By Nimrod. London: Rudolph Ackermann, 1837. Second edition, reprinted (with considerable additions) from the New Sporting Magazine. Illustrated with 18 hand- colored engraved plates by H. Alken and T. J. Rawlins. Engr. t.p.,xii,206 pp. + 8 pp. publisher's catalogue. 8vo. Publisher's green cloth, gilt spine and cover vignettes, a.e.g. Binding shows minor shelfwear, with corners gently bumped. and scattered foxing; but the gilt-stamping is bright. Slight foxing to title-pages; in general the plates are quite sharp, clean and beautifully colored. Page 17-18 and plate facing p. 18 are loose, laid-in and unharmed. Otherwise, the bookblock is sound. Housed in a green cloth, modern custom-made three-panel folding sheath within a slipcase. An attractive copy of an uncommon and important sporting book. (Tooley 67)

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        Memoirs of the Life of the Late John Mytton, Esq

      191 Regent St, London: Rudolph Ackermann, 1837 Reprinted (with considerable additions) from the New Sporting Magazine. Bound in deep red morocco by GJ Sawyer Ltd, lots of intricate gilt tooling. Spine has raised bands, decorative tooling and titles in gilt. Internally, board edges in gilt, intricate gilt tooled turn-ins (binders stamp), red marbled endpapers, additional engraved title page with vignette, [3], (iv-ix), [3], [1], 2-206 pp, 18 pls (of 18 hand coloured aquatint plates with tissue guards) + eng tp pl, lacks adverts, text block edges in gilt, very minimal browning. A lovely copy of the first complete and best edition. (OCLC 1455044. Tooley 67) Apperley, [pseud. Nimrod], writer on sport, was said to have created the role of gentleman hunting correspondent. Writing at first under various pseudonyms (Acastus, Eques, and A), he published his first article for the Sporting Magazine as Nimrod in January 1822 and he subsequently usually used that nom de plume. See ODNB.

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        Lehre von den Erd-Bauarbeiten. Erste Abtheilung: Lehre von den Erd-Bauarbeiten im Allgemeinen und vom Gründen der Gebäude ins Besondere. Mit 447 erläuternden Figuren. Zweite Abtheilung: Lehre von den Erdarbeiten beim Wasserbau; insbesondere vollständige Lehre: I. Von den Gewässern; II. Landbildungen, mit besonderer Rücksicht auf Seeküstenbau; III. vom Flußbau, umfassend: a. die Verbesserung, Flöß- und Schiffbarmachung und -erhaltung der Flüsse, b. den Buhnenbau, c. Kribbenbau, d. Bau der Uferdeckwerke, e. Zaunwerke; IV. von Flut und Ebbe; V. vom Deichbau; VI. von den Durchstichen; VII vom Bau der Schifffahrtkanäle; VIII. von den Sumpfaustrocknungen; IX. Bewässerungen; mit X. einem Nachtrag einiger Berechnungen für Deichentwürfe. Mit 107 erl

      Hoffmann, Stuttgart und Carl Gerold, Wien 1837. - 2 Teile in einem Band. 26,6 x 21 cm. XI, (1), 176 Seiten, 1 Bl. und 29 ausfaltbare lithographierte Tafeln. VI, 190 Seiten, 1 Bl. und 7 ausfaltbare lithographierte Tafeln (Tafel 7 kopfstehend eingebunden). Engelmann, Bibliotheca mechanico-technologica S. 443. Leinen der Zeit, etwas angestaubt und fleckig, innen durchgehend etwas stockfleckig.

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        Peter Parley's Book of the United States

      Boston: Charles J. Hendee, 1837. (iv), 208 + 6 maps. First edition. Frontispiece, engraved title page, title page vignette, and numerous text figures from engravings. Contains sixty brief chapters that cover all essential information about the United States for school children. Roughly half the book is devoted to the physical characteristics, while the remainder touches upon the social makeup and historical development of the country since Independence. With an index of questions and six engraved maps at the end. In the original binding of calf-backed illustrated boards. Boards are quite rubbed and chipped, upper portion of front hinge cracked, but holding, first few signatures resewn. A nice copy of a surprisingly uncommon Peter Parley title.

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        OEUVRES COMPLETES DE BUFFON, SUIVIES DE LA CLASSIFICATION COMPAREE DE CUVIER, LESSON, ETC. (COMPLET)

      Pourrat Frères, Paris 1837 - RO40147610: 5 tomes d'env. 750 pages chacun. Non illustré. Texte sur 2 colonnes. Auteur, titre, tomaison et motifs décoratifs dorés sur les dos. Filets dorés sur les plats. Etiquettes de code sur les dos. Tampons de bibliothèque en pages de titre. Traces de colle sur les dos. Nouvelle édition revue par M. Richard, Professeur à la faculté de Médecine de Paris. Tome I: Théorie de la terre. Histoire des minéraux. Epoques de la Nature. Tome II: Expériences sur les végétaux. Histoire des Animaux. De l'Homme. Tome III: Mammifères. Tome IV-V: Oiseaux. In-4 Relié cuir dos-coins. Etat d'usage. Couv. légèrement passée. Dos fané. Quelques rousseurs Classification Dewey : 508-Histoire naturelle [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Memoria relativa a la empresa de la carta geógrafo-topográfica de la Isla de Cuba. dada a luz en Barcelona en 1835. Escríbela como primer colaborador y director de esta obra el Coronel de Infantería.

      Imprenta de la Viuda e Hijos de don Antonio Brusi, Barcelona 1837 - 57 p. Espectacular encuadernación de época estilo imperio en tafilete rojo, doble greca dorada en planos formando recuadros en las esquinas que contienen hierros dorados, en als esquinas hierros en forma de abanico, lomo con hierros dorados, cantos, contracantos, cabeza y cortes dorados, guardas de seda verde, punto de lectura en seda amarilla. Ex-libris de anterior propietario en la guarda superior: Biblioteca Casa Lasqueti.Magnífica impresión sobre papel azul avitelado. La encuadernación, en perfecto estado, probablemente se deba al encuadernador Antonio Tubella, por los hierros empleados y la impecable factura en su ejecución Palau, 123242

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        Embassy to the Eastern Courts of Cochin-China, Siam, and Muscat;

      New York: Harper & Brothers,, 1837. in the U.S. Sloop of War Peacock, David Geisinger, Commander, during the Years 1832-3-4. Octavo. Original green sand-grained cloth with paper label to the spine. A little rubbed, chipping to tail of spine and paper label, endpapers foxed and browned, text toned and with foxing, as usual, a very good copy. First edition of this important account of an early American embassy to the east. The principal in the negotiations was Edmund Roberts who had "formed an intimate acquaintance" with the Sultan of Oman when on a trading expedition to Zanzibar in 1827, and had persuaded his "kinsman through marriage, Senator Levi Woodbury … [Andrew] Jackson's secretary of the navy" to promote the embassy (DAB). Roberts was appointed as special agent of the United States to negotiate treaties with Muscat, Siam, Cochin China and Japan if practicable, "his mission, however, was to be secret, and he was given as 'ostensible employment' the position of clerk" to Commander Geisinger. Roberts successfully concluded treaties with Siam, and with Muscat, which treaty included a "most-favoured-nation" clause, and remained the basis of USA-Omani relations until 1958. He returned to the East to continue his work in Cochin China, China and Japan, but died of fever at Macau in 1837. Roberts's account also includes around 120 pages of close description of the culture and business practices of China. an uncommon title and desirable thus.

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        Booted Eagle. Aquila pennata; (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, Booted Eagle. Aquila pennata; (Steph), measures 21.5” x 14.75” and is in very good condition with a few faint foxing marks. This Booted Eagle is expertly hand-colored in rich shades of brown with a pale feathers intermixed in the wings and underside. The precise lines define each feather giving the plumage dimension as does the coloring shaded in light and dark hues. The underside of this bird of prey is pale white with brown spotting. The Booted Eagles positioning on the branch allows for its thin tapered feathers to be appreciated, which it uses for flying at high speeds and quick directional maneuvering.

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