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        ESPERIA 1837 Anno Primo

      Francesco Pollidi, Verona 1837 - Handsomely tooled leather with double gilt borders and center geometric design. Gilt arabesque designs on spine. All edges gilt. Text tight, clean and intact. Very light foxing on page edges. Internal hinges professionally re-enforced. Sections include: Sermons, Cenni Sulla Vita Aristo; Panorama di Verona; La Riviera D'orta; La Piazza SS. Gio. E Paolo in Venezia and Poesie. Tissue protected engraved plates: A Map of Pianta delle Cosi dette Grotte Di Catullo in Sermione; Cenni Storici su Verona; Colle S. Pietro; I Sepolcri Degli Scaligeri; La Piazza Bra; L'Anfiteatro; La Piazza S. S. Giovanni and Paolo. Full page German inscription slightly blurred dated 1837 appears to read "To Konigin von Griechenland." Provenance note: Another book from this lot & era was inscribed to Queen Amelia of Greece. Rare; Engravings; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 174 pages [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Nick Bikoff]
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        Betragtninger over de christelige Troslærdomme.

      1837 1837 - 2. oplag. 2 bd. Kbhvn. 1837. VIII + 400; (4) + 416 s. Smukt indbundet med helt guldsnit i samtidigt præget græsgrønt chargrin med kant, perm og rygdekoration i guld. Forperm dekoreret med grevkrone og initialerne R.B.B. [R. Bille-Brahe]. Bagpermen dateret D. 24 Januar 1839. * Fra Hvedholm bibliotek. Preben Bille-Brahe [1773-1857] oprettede i 1798 grevskabet Brahesminde med Hvedholm som stamhus.Biskop Mynsters berømte "Betragtninger" var tidens mest yndede andagtsbog, den hviler på et grundlag af prædikener. Med sin positive holdning til enevældet og for en statskirke kom han i et modsætningsforhold til bl. a. Grundtvig og Kierkegaard.

      [Bookseller: Peter Grosell, Antiquarian Bookseller]
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        EVENINGS WITH PRINCE CAMBACÉRÈS (CAMBACERES), SECOND CONSUL. Four Volumes. Signed bindings by Reviere and Son. [Extra Illustrated with 215 Plates]

      Henry Colburn,, 1837. Near Fine. FOUR VOLUMES. Complete Set. Extra illustrated edition with 215 extra plates - mostly engravings - illustrations in text. The standard work was issued in two volumes. Complete with frontispiece engravings of Napoleon and Prince Cambraceres as issued. A Near Fine hardback four volume set First Edition in English beautifully bound in Signed matching full red morocco leather by Reviere and Son with raised bands spines, gilt lettering and decoration spine, floral inner dentelles, all edges gilt. A lavish presentation. Minimal scattered foxing and toning pages. 8vos. 230 pp., pp. 231-403, 200 pp., pp. 201-396.

      [Bookseller: By The Book, LC ABAA-ILAB]
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        Nueva clasificación de las facultades cerebrales o La Frenología

      - Trad. de José Gerber de Robles, Valencia, Imp. de Cabrerizo, 1837, 206 p., 12 × 17, fuera de texto 2 desplegables: I. Nueva clasificación anatómica y filosófica de las facultades cerebrales del hombre y de sus manifestaciones, 35 × 50, alguna restauración. II. Cuadro sinóptico de observaciones frenológicas, 38 × 3; ambos con amplios márgenes. Notas de registro a bolígrafo en portada y algunos subrayados mínimos en paginación, ejemplar fatigado, cuerpo en buen estado. (Frenología. Psicología. Psiquiatría. Historia de la Medicina) [Attributes: Soft Cover]

      [Bookseller: Caldeandrín Ediciones]
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        Historical pastime. A new game of the history of England

      London: E. Wallis, [ca. 1837].

      [Bookseller: SessaBks, A Division of the Philadelphia]
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      1837-1846, Madrid 1837 - (200 x 150 mm). 2h, 175 p.; 56 p. Bella encuadernación Romántica que recoge las inluencias de la arquitectura gótica. Estampación: dorado y gofrado en seco, guardas aterciopeladas. Lomo decorado con letras doradas y nervios. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Falco tinnunculus, Linn (Common Krestel)

      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, Falco tinnunculus, (Linn), measures 21.5” x 14.75” and is in excellent condition with light pencil marks in the top right corners. These birds of prey, commonly called Kestrels, are expertly hand-colored in rich shades of brown and gray. Great attention is given to the elaborate patterns of their plumage and tail feathers. The dynamic positioning of these birds allows for each side to be appreciated as well as the differences between male an female. These falcons are known for their distinguished hunting techniques of hovering over their prey and swooping down when opportunity arises.

      [Bookseller: Arader Galleries San Francisco]
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        Kite. Milvus vulagaris

      London: [by the Author, 1837. Lithograph, coloured by hand, by E. Lear, printed by C. Hullmandel. Very good condition apart from some very minor foxing. A beautiful image from John Gould's "The Birds of Europe": a work which, according to Hyman, "included some of the most remarkable bird drawings ever made." This plate is from the second of John Gould's great ornithological portfolios. Gould undertook this work not only hoping to build on the success of his first work (on the birds of the Himalaya Mountains), but also in an effort to redress the imbalance between the study of local and foreign ornithology. It was his opinion that too much attention had focused on the exotic, while the beauty of the more local species was ignored. He wrote in the preface to the work from which this image comes: "It has been frequently remarked that the productions of distant countries have received a much larger share of attention than those objects by which we are more immediately surrounded; and it is certainly true, that while numerous and costly illustrations have made us acquainted with the Ornithology of most other parts of the world, the Birds of Europe , in which we are, or ought to be, more interested, have not received that degree of attention which they naturally demand. The present work has been undertaken to supply that deficiency." The images in this work are the first to be published by Gould that show the liveliness of treatment that was to become such a feature of later works. This break from the traditional methods of bird depiction can be largely attributed to the influence of and contributions from Edward Lear: "They are certainly among the most remarkable bird drawings ever made, [for] it is evident that Lear endowed them with some measure of his own whimsy and intelligence, his energetic curiosity, his self-conscious clumsiness and his unselfconscious charm." (Hyman) Cf. Anker 169; cf. Balis, 101; cf. Fine Bird Books (1990), p. 102; cf. Nissen, IVB, 371; cf. Sauer, 2; cf. Zimmer, p. 251.

      [Bookseller: Donald Heald Rare Books]
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        Lehrbuch der mechnischen Naturlehre. 2 Bände

      . 4. sehr vermehrte und verbesserte Auflage, Randschen Buchhandl., Bln., 1837/40. XIX/XVI/668/608 S. mit zusammen 19 gefalt. Kupferstich-Tafeln., original Halbleder/mit goldgraviertem Rückentitel. (bst./1 Rücken gering einger.). - Gute Exemplare. Engelmann, 99. Die Bände wurden von Ernst Ferdinand August neubearbeitet -

      [Bookseller: Celler Versandantiquariat, Einzelunterne]
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        Sha-Ha-Ka, A Mandan Chief

      E. C. Biddle, Philadelphia 1837 - Lithograph, printed and hand-colored by J. T. Bowen after a portrait by Saint-Memin in the American Philosophical Society. In excellent condition apart from faint off-setting in plate. A fine image from McKenney and Hall's 'Indian Tribes of North America': `One of the most important [works] ever published on the American Indians' (Field),` a landmark in American culture' (Horan) and an invaluable contemporary record of a vanished way of life. Shahaka, or Coyote (c. 1765 - c. 1810) was known to Lewis and Clark as Big White. He was a large, affable man, and unusually talkative, a trait despised by Native Americans generally. Chief of the "Lower Village" of Mandan on the Missouri in present day North Dakota, he won the friendship of Lewis, Clark and the rest of the expedition, and he was invited back to meet President Jefferson who entertained him at Monticello. During his visit to Philadelphia, Charles Balthasar Julien Febret de Saint-Mémin painted the chief's portrait, which was given to the American Philosophical Society, and it is from this that McKenney's portrait was made. Accused of being seduced by the white man's world and of fabricating tales, Shahaka's people were extremely uninterested in hearing his travel stories. He was killed in a battle with the Sioux a few years later. Mckenney and Hall's 'Indian Tribes of North America' has long been renowned for its faithful portraits of Native Americans. The portraits are largely based on paintings by the artist Charles Bird King, who was employed by the War Department to paint the Indian delegates visiting Washington D.C., forming the basis of the War Department's Indian Gallery. Most of King's original paintings were subsequently destroyed in a fire at the Smithsonian, and their appearance in McKenney and Hall's magnificent work is thus our only record of the likenesses of many of the most prominent Indian leaders of the nineteenth century. Numbered among King's sitters were Sequoyah, Red Jacket, Major Ridge, Cornplanter, and Osceola. After six years as Superintendent of Indian Trade, Thomas McKenney had become concerned for the survival of the Western tribes. He had observed unscrupulous individuals taking advantage of the Native Americans for profit, and his vocal warnings about their future prompted his appointment by President Monroe to the Office of Indian Affairs. As first director, McKenney was to improve the administration of Indian programs in various government offices. His first trip was during the summer of 1826 to the Lake Superior area for a treaty with the Chippewa, opening mineral rights on their land. In 1827, he journeyed west again for a treaty with the Chippewa, Menominee , and Winebago in the present state of Michigan. His journeys provided an unparalleled opportunity to become acquainted with Native American tribes. When President Jackson dismissed him from his government post in 1830, McKenney was able to turn more of his attention to his publishing project. Within a few years, he was joined by James Hall, a lawyer who had written extensively about the west. McKenney and Hall saw their work as a way of preserving an accurate visual record of a rapidly disappearing culture. (Gilreath). Cf. Howes M129; cf. Bennett 79; cf. Field 992; cf. Lipperheide Mc 4; cf. Reese American Color Plate Books 24; cf. Sabin 43410a. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Donald A. Heald Rare Books (ABAA)]
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        The Naval History of Great Britain, From the Declaration of War by France in 1793, to the Accession of George IV. A New Edition, with Considerable Additions and Notes, and an Account of the Burmese War and the Battle of Navarino.

      London: Richard Bentley, 1837 - 6 volumes, octavo (215 × 132 mm), recently finely bound in navy blue full calf, double red morocco labels, raised bands, three-master devices gilt in compartments, single gilt fillet panel to the boards. Some foxing and browning, as usual, otherwise very good, a handsome set. TR NAV 24 portraits, 38 battle-plans in the text, 28 folding tables. A "monument of accuracy - it has stood the test of time and remains the best account of the naval side of the Revolutionary and Napoleonic Wars" (Kemp, The Oxford Companion to Ships and the Sea, p. 425). First conceived of when he was held prisoner in America during the War of 1812 the Naval History is a remarkable work. Working under the motto "Verité sans Peur", James set himself standards of inclusiveness and accuracy extraordinary for the 19th century. His aim was to compile ". an exact account of every operation of naval war during the period named. He consulted not only published works, especially the official narratives, both British and French, but also the logs of the ships, and, whenever possible, the participants themselves" (ODNB). Successively mined by Forester and O'Brian for incident and colour, this well-written history is not only essential reference for the period, but makes excellent reading. NMM, V, 2158.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington. ABA member]
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        The Naval History of Great Britain, from the declaration of war by France in 1793 to the accession of George IV. by William James. a new edition with additions and notes, and an account of the Burmese War and the Battle of Navarino, by Captain Chamier, RN.

      London Richard Bentley 1837 - 6 volumes. a very good clean set in a contemporary 19th century half-calf binding, ruled and lettered in gilt to the spines (a little wear to the spines) considered to be the best edition and complete with all the folding tables and abstracts. 019 1205 [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: McLaren Books Ltd., ABA, PBFA, ILAB]
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        The Naval History of Great Britain, from the Declaration of War by France in 1793, to the Accession of George IV. A New Edition, with Additions and Notes, and an Account of the Burmese War and the Battle of Navarino, by Captain Chamier. 6 Volume set

      London: Richard Bentley. G+ : in Good condition plus. Rebound with new eps. Some minor scuffing. Some scattered foxing and spotting to paltes. 1837. New Edition. Leather cover. 230mm x 140mm (9" x 6"). 2523pp. Numerous steel plates, also diagrams and folding tables. .

      [Bookseller: Barter Books Ltd]
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        A Visit from St. Nicholas" First Publication to Identify Clement C. Moore as the Author of The Night Before Christmas and First Publication in Book Form

      New York 1837 - with many other authors, in The New York Book of Poetry. N.Y.: George Dearborn, 1837. Printed by Scatcherd & Adams. Additional engraved title with large vignette. First edition, with a presentation inscription on the front fly-leaf from publisher Dearborn to William Duer (president of Columbia university from 1829-1842): "Wm Duer with the respects of the publisher." 5-1/8 x 9-1/8 in., 253 pp. This publication is the first time that Moore is identified in print as the author of his famous poem, and the first appearance (other than from almanacs) of the poem in book form. For information about the controversy over the authorship of this beloved poem, see our article The Authorship of The Night Before Christmas.ConditionLater cloth binding, spine lettered in gilt. Foxing throughout. The leaf with Moore's poem (pp. 217-218) had a repair tear touching the text, with one letter covered over by the repair, but it has been fixed by a conservator.William Alexander Duer (1780-1858) was an American lawyer, jurist, and educator from New York City. He was a president of Columbia University, then Columbia College.ReferencesGrolier/Elliott 49; Marshall 15. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Seth Kaller Inc.]
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        Mémoires De Mademoiselle Sophie Arnoult

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

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        Map of the City of New-York showing the plan and location of the Great Pier for the North River

      New York: Haywatd & Co., 1837. Edwin Ewen. Pocket Map. Lithograph with original hand coloring. Image measures 14.75 x 19.75". Comes with original leather case. This map of Lower Manhattan, oriented with north to the upper right, shows the plan for the proposed construction of a great pier on the North River, the southernmost portion of the Hudson. The Committee on Wharves and Bridges of the Board of Aldermen first proposed the project in 1835. Although the map only extends to 30th St, the pier was intended to run all the way from tbe Battery to 34th Street. Comprised in actuality of three piers, the structure would be a block wide and built four blocks out in the Hudson, parallel to the shore. Intermittent causeways or wharves would form basins for different activities that could be entered through drawbridges. In the end, however, the project was never completed, making this map a curious document of a New York City that could have been. The map has been lined and has some discoloration at the folds, some staining, and fills. Also cropped margins as issued. However it remains in impressive condition considering its scarcity.

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        THE EASTERN SEAS, or Voyaging and Adventures in the Indian Archipelago, in 1832 - 33 - 34, Comprising a Tour of the Island of Java - Visits to Borneo, the Malay Peninsula, Siam, &c.; Also an Account of the Present State of Singapore, with Observations

      London: Wm. H. Allen and Co., 1837. xii, 461 pages of text, followed by 2 pages of publisher's advertisement. Modern (circa 1950) three quarter leather binding; brown leather spine and corners with marbled paper-covered boards; minimal sunning to spine and minimal overall shelfwear. Slight loosening of a few pages. Illustrated by a frontis map, three additional maps, and in-text musical scores. Original endpapers bound-in. Title continues "...Observations on the Commercial Resources of the Archipelago." Previous owner's red ink stamp "John Getz" on the new front endpapers. Getz was apparently the U.S. Ambassador to Malta in 1972.. First Edition. Hardcover. Very good+ condition. Octavo (8vo).

      [Bookseller: Kurt Gippert Bookseller (ABAA)]
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        The PUBLIC LIFE Of MR. TULRUMBLE, Once Mayor of Mudfog. By Boz. With Other Tales and Sketches, from Bentley's Miscellany, and the Library of Fiction.

      Carey Lea & Blanchard,, Philadelphia: 1837 - Printed in an edition of 2000cc in April 1837. Contains 9 other pieces (6 from Bentley's & 3 from Libary of Fiction). Cooper contributed "An Evening of Visits". Cocked. Spine a bit sun-tanned. Label quite worn & chipped. Usual light foxing. Modern bookplate to front paste-down. Withal, a Very Good copy. Original violet-red muslin quarter cloth over buff paper-wrapped boards with printed paper title label to spine, noting "Tales and Sketches. Vol. I.". 12mo, bound in 6s. 7-1/2" x 4-1/2". 2nd US edition (Edgar & Vail, p. 17; Gimbel B44; Vander Poel B551). Not in the McGuire catalogue. 208 pp. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Tavistock Books, ABAA]
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        Paris-Londres Keepsake Français 1837. Nouvelles Inédites

      Paris: Delloye, Desmé et Cie, 49 Rue Neuve-Vivienne, 1837 - Text by French authors Georges Sand, Châteaubriand, and others, with illustrations by British illustrators. Ramsden notes that Boutigny was the leading exponent of the rocaille style and did much of his work anonymously for publishers (KEEPSAKE) First Edition. 8vo. Frontispiece and 25 engravings. [viii], 216 pp. Probable publisher's full contemporary blue morocco, with blind- stamped outer border and gilt filigree inner panel, gilt spine, a.e.g., by Boutigny (ticket on pastedown). Light rubbing to corners, else fine. Carteret III, p. 337; Ramsden, French, p. 40 [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Statistique de la France, publiée par le Ministre des Travaux publics, de l'Agriculture et du Commerce.

      - Paris, Imprimerie Royale, 1837. In-folio, demi-basane vert bronze de l'époque, dos lisse orné de filets à froid, titre doré, xxxi, 511 p. Edition originale illustrée de 112 tableaux statistiques. L'enquête est divisée en deux grandes sections: Territoire et Population. Dans son rapport introductif, le ministre, Nicolas Martin du Nord, livre les principes qui avaient guidé cette enquête: "Offrir dans un ordre régulier, l'exposé de tous les faits qui, susceptibles d'être exprimés par les nombres, témoignent de l'état de la civilisation, de la richesse et de la force de la société française actuelle comparée avec la société française des époques antérieures" (p. V-VI). (Gilles, 'Sources statistiques', p. 156). Bel exemplaire, très frais, imprimé sur papier fort. [Attributes: First Edition]

      [Bookseller: Librairie HATCHUEL]
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        MADRID (1837)

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

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        TA., Palmaille, "Die Palmaille in Altona".

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

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        On the marriage of Richard Spiers, Esq. to Miss Joy [drop title]

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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        A Letter to the Right Honorable Lord Viscount Glenelg , Her Majesty's Secretary of State for the Colonies

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

      [Bookseller: Hordern House Rare Books]
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        A Treatise on Bread or Bread-making

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

      [Bookseller: Rabelais - Fine Books on Food & Drink]
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