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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]

      [Bookseller: Panoply Books]
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      Monterey, [California]: Imprenta del Supremo Gobierno del Estado a cargo del C. Santiago Aguilar, February 24, 1837. - Broadside, on a 12 1/4 x 8 1/4 inches. Contemporary manuscript notation of date in upper margin, as well as a note in red pencil. Old folds. Near fine. In a cloth chemise and cloth slipcase, gilt leather label. The Thomas W. Streeter copy, with his pencil notes in the upper margin. A tremendously important broadside from the first printing press established in California. Printing began in California in 1834, when Augustin Zamorano brought his press to Monterey. This item was printed by his successor, Santiago Aguilar, but was produced on that first press. In 1836 Juan Alvarado and his "Californio" cohorts, including Alvarado's uncle, Mariano Vallejo, staged a successful revolt against the centralized authority of the Mexican state. Zamorano, in fact, lost his position as official printer in the wake of this revolution, when he was forced into exile by Alvarado. Vallejo was named the military commander of California, and Alvarado the governor. This broadside was issued while Alvarado was quelling an uprising against his rule in southern California, and addresses fears of a civil war and recriminations against those who did not support the new regime. Vallejo reviews the reasons and objectives of the revolution, and denies any intention on the part of the new government to deport or mistreat any non-Californio Mexicans, promising to protect lives and property. He also reiterates that California is a free and independent state. The provenance of this copy is not recorded in the catalogue of the Streeter sale, but he bought many of his early California imprints from Henry Wagner and from Edwin Grabhorn. Howell bought this copy at the Streeter sale in 1968 for $1200, and asked $2500 for it in his catalogue 50 in 1979. We are able to locate only three other copies - at Yale, the Bancroft Library, and the Huntington Library. Examples of early California printing from the Zamorano Press are much sought after and prized by collectors and institutions alike. The important political content of the present broadside makes it highly important and desirable. STREETER SALE 2485 (this copy). HOWELL 50:238 (this copy). COWAN, SPANISH PRESS, p.22. GREENWOOD 39. FAHEY 39. HARDING 39.

      [Bookseller: William Reese Company - Americana]
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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), 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]

      [Bookseller: David Mason Books (ABAC)]
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      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)

      [Bookseller: Boston Book Company]
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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.

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Roland Goegler]
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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.

      [Bookseller: Bromer Booksellers]
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      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

      [Bookseller: Delirium Books · Susana Bardón]
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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.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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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.

      [Bookseller: Arader Galleries San Francisco]
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        Caffre War. Return to an Address of the Honourable the House of Commons, Dated 8 June 1837; - for, Copies or Extracts of Any Further Despatches Which Haven Been Received from, or Addressed to, the Governor of the Cape of Good Hope, Relative to the Late Caffre War, Since the Papers Presented to the House of Commons on 10th March 1836

      [London]: Ordered by the House of Commons 1837, 1st Edition. () iv,354pp. Very good. Folio. Original printed blue wrappers. Some chipping to edges of wrappers. Penned number on rear wrapper. Title printed on spine, with some loss of paper to head and tail of spine. Edges uncut. Internally tight and clean with only occasional spotting and foxing. Parliamentary papers for July 1837 (#503). A fascinating account of the conflicts between the Colonial South African Government and various native tribes of South Africa. Includes a coloured folding map of the "Route of the Mission under the charge of Captain Delancy, 75th Reg[imen]t, to the Chiefs-Crieli, the successor of the Hintza-Vadana of the Tambookees & Faku of the Amanondas in 1836". An attractive book in original wrappers as issued..

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        The City of the Sultan and Domestic Manners of the Turks, in 1836. In Two Volumes.

      Henry Colburn, London 1837 - 2 volumes: xiv, 514; x, 500 pages. 2 frontispieces, 2 vignette title pages, 14 plates and text illustrations. Gilt illustration of a mosque on the spines. Old bookplates on front endpapers and name on title page: Dr Henry Jephson. A beautiful set in crisp and clean condition. Dr Henry Jephson (1798 - 1878) was a doctor and philanthropist who lived and worked in Leamington Spa. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Anleitung zur Analyse organischer Körper

      Verlag Friedrich Vieweg u. Sohn, Braunschweig 1837 - 8vo (208x130 mm). [4], 72 pp., 2 folding copper engraved plates, 1 lithogr. plate and 2 folding charts. Contemporary three-quarter calf, label to spine (rubbing, chafing, spine-ends frayed), light brown-staining to plates and charts, backing to inner margin of 1 chart, 1 chart with tear to inner margin. ---- Horblit 67, Dibner 46, Paolini 237 - First edition of one of the first separately published treatises by Liebig. This copy with the rare additional folded table intended to be used as a wallchart backed by cardboard. "Important publication of the constitution of organic compounds, with description in detail of the modern method of chemical analysis" (Horblit). "His insistence that chemistry could be applied to agriculture marks the beginning of the practical applications of chemistry which dominated his life" (Dibner). [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        The Posthumous Papers of the Pickwick Club

      London: Chapman and Hall, 1837. First edition, first issue of text. 2 vols., 8vo. 43 engraved plates by R. Seymour and H. T. Browne ("Phiz"), and EXTRA-ILLUSTRATED with the rare 32 "Sam Weller" plates. Bound in full nineteenth-century brown morocco, covers elaborately gilt with design of swirling gilt fillets and fleurons, gilt spines, marbled endpapers, a.e.g. A lovely binding, with bookplate of Frederick Hulme Thwaites. Smith 3 (pp. 19-27) . This copy has all the of the textual first issue points mentioned by Hatton and Cleaver, except for the rare one on page 25: the signature 'E' is present; on page 260, line 29 reads 'hodling'; p. 267, the figure '7' is aligned above the other numbers; p. 341 has correct readings of 'inde-licate' and 'inscription';p. 342, line 5, has uncorrected "S. Veller"; p. 400, has incorrect reading 'this friends'; p. 432, the 'F' in headline is imperfect. In addition, the vignette title page is in the first state, with the sign reading 'Veller'. Lacking half-title, engraved frontispiece supplied from another edition. In addition, the copy is extra-illustrated with the 32 'Sam Weller' plates, issued under that pseudonym by Thomas Onwhyn in 1837

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        The Posthumous Papers Of The Pickwick Club

      Chapman and Hall,, London: 1837 - First printing. Very good in a fine more recent 3/4, dark green leather and light green cloth covered boards with gilt rules at the edges of the leather and with five raised bands on the spine with gilt gilt tooling and text in the compartments. There are three early prior owner's names with dates of 1838, 1893 and 1918 written in ink on the title page. The preliminaries show some soiling and minor foxing. With the exception of the illustrated plates, the bulk of the text is free from foxing or tanning. Without a dust jacket as issued. The book is contained within a fine, green cloth covered, double slip case. This is the first book edition with all of the issue points present to include two chapter IIIs with the signature mark of "E", the half title page and the directions to the binder/errata. 609 pages with forty-three illustrations by R. Seymour and "Phiz". (Smith, vol. 1, 3) An extremely handsomely bound book. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Town's End Books, ABAA]
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        The Posthumous Papers of the Pickwick Club

      London, Eng.: Chapman and Hall, 1837. First Edition. Very Good +. Seymour, R.. xiv, [2], 609, [1] p.: frontispiece, added engraved title page, and 50 leaves of plates; 22 cm. First edition, bound from the original monthly parts published from April 1836 to November 1837, without wrappers or advertisements. An attractive Riviere & Son binding of full polished calf with six spine compartments between raised bands. Leather label in the second compartment reading: Pickwick Papers. Leather label in the third compartment reading: Dickens. Gilt-tooled at tail of spine: 1837. Gilt-tooled ornamentation in the other four compartments. Gilt-ruled borders and corner ornamentation on both boards. Gilt-rolled ornamentation on edges of both boards, with gilt-tooled ornamentation continuing on the turn-ins. Top page edges gilt. Marbled endpapers, with small binder's stamp on verso of front free endpaper reading: Bound by Riviere & Son. The 50 leaves of plates, excluding the frontispiece and added engraved title page, consist of 38 plates issued by Chapman and Hall with the text (the plates by Robert Seymour and Hablot Knight Browne) and 12 additional plates published by Edward Grattan during the initial serial publication of this volume, most of them by Thomas Onwhyn and signed "Sam Weller." With the Phiz replacement plates facing pp. 73 and 76 for the R.W. Buss plates meant to face pp. 69 and 74. The 3 original plates that are not present here are the 3 Phiz plates meant to face pp. 326, 343, and 391. Smith I:3. In Very Good+ condition: extremities are lightly rubbed; otherwise a beautiful copy.

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        Scenes in Europe and Asia, for the Amusement and Instruction of Little Tarry-at-Home Travellers

      sp;- London - John Harris, 1837 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. A scarce guide in entertaining scenesto travel in Europe and Asia, illustrated with two fold out maps, one of Europe and one of Asia and engraved plates of illustrations throughout. A new edition, enlarged. Written in two sections, separately paginated, the first for Europe, the second for Asia. Written as though from the perspective of a travelling youth reporting back for the amusement and instruction of little tarry-at-home travellers. Previous owner's leather bookplate dated Christmas 1837 tipped in to front pastedown. Condition: In quarter crushed morocco with marbled paper covered boards. Externally, generally sound but with some wear to extremities, rubbing to boards. Rear joint starting, front board detached with past tape repairs to spine, rear hinge strained. Internally, text block firmly bound, but with frontispiece detached and first few pages starting due to joint and with free endpapers absent. Bright but withslight scattered foxing, in particular to plates and handling marks to pages and odd slight tidemarks to plates. Closed tears to pages 25-30 of first part. Overall: GOOD ONLY.

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        1837 Engravings CRUIKSHANK Amelia VICAR OF WAKEFIELD

      London - Charles Tilt, 1837 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. Publisher's paper wrappers. Extracts taken from the Vicar of Wakefield by Oliver Goldsmith, Joseph Andrews and Amelia by Henry Fielding. All beautifully illustrated with engraved plates by George Cruikshank. George Cruikshank (September 27, 1792February 1, 1878), was a caricaturist and book illustrator. Cruikshank's early career was renowned for his social caricatures of British life for popular publications such as The Comic Almanack (1835-1853) and Omnibus (1842) but later in his career, his book illustrations for Charles Dickens and many other authors reached an international audience. Condition: The binding is firm and both covers are attached, though the front cover is holding by the bottom of the front blank end paper only. The rear inner hinge is strained but holding. There is some wear to the extremities, particularly to the spine which is chipped. The boards also have some stains and handling marks, and the front and rear outer hinges are cracked. Internally the book is clean and bright apart from some isolated spots and handling marks. The title page, and first plate and short extract are holding by the bottom cords only. The front blank end paper has 2 small closed tears..

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        Pearls of the East; or, Beauties from Lalla Rookh

      Charles Tilt, 1837-01-01. Hardcover. Good. 38 cm. Rebacked spine. Publisher's green cloth with gilt decoration. Hardcover. 12 tinted lithographic plates with hand-colored highlights, all on thick paper. Spotting throughout. Lovely images and descriptions of early 19th century beauty. BMC XVII, 940.727. Designed by Fanny Corbaux and drawn on stone by Louisa Corbaux.

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      Haswell, Barrington, and Haswell, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 1837 - The English language title page is present here, but the Hebrew title page is a laid in facsimile. English title page has the signature of Rachel Haya Myers with the date March 1839. Attached to the book is a photocopy of the page in American Jewish Genealogy by Stern that shows her family tree. Ex library with deaccession letter from the JTSA confirming it was sold off at auction by the Seminary library, while this library briefly held the name the Boesky Library. New binding. Singerman 0630 (1837-38). Sidur Siftey Tzadikim, Leeser's comprehensive Sephardic prayer book, was the first American prayer book, published in America, containing the liturgy for the entire year. It contains the original Hebrew text and an English translation, with each Hebrew page facing the page of its English translation. Leeser marketed his prayer book both to audiences in American and the British colonies in the Caribbean, and he therefore included prayers on behalf of a Monarch and a Republican government. Reprinted a number of times throughout the 19th & 20th Centuries, it became the standard prayer book for Sephardic Jews in North America. Leeser founded the first Jewish Publication Society of America and "brought many important works to the attention of the American Jewish community. He published the first Hebrew primer for children (1838), the first complete English translation of the Sephardi prayer book (1848) [sic 1837-8, presented here], and numerous textbooks for children. He founded the first Hebrew high school (1849), the first Jewish representative and defense organization in 1859 (the Board of Delegates of American Israelites), Maimonides College, and the first American Jewish rabbinical school in 1867. His major literary achievement was the first American translation of the Bible, published in 1845. This became the standard American Jewish translation of the Bible until the new Jewish Publication Society translation of 1917.Leeser was a traditionalist who did much to stem the tide of Reform. Although he was identified with the Sephardi community his influence affected the entire community and he laid the foundations for many of the key institutions of present-day Jewish life. His contributions to every area of Jewish culture and religion made him a major builder of American Judaism. "(Jack Reimer, EJ) Contents of a complete set: v. 1 Daily prayers; v. 2 New-year service; v. 3 Day of atonement service ; v. 4 Tabernacle service; v. 5 Passover and Pentecost service; v. 6 Fast day service. The first edition is rare, with only 10 institutions listed in OCLC with sets. Leeser, and many others believed that this edition was superior to the one published by Leeser's competitor, the London hazzan, David Aaron de Sola. Leeser ordered new Hebrew types from abroad for this work and taught his typesetters, Benjamin George Smith and Jacob Washington Fletcher, Hebrew so they could perform their tasks properly. In 1851 Leeser announced that the '500 copies became gradually exhausted in 14 years.'" This is a clear indication that the first two printings were, indeed, of a very limited run. When one considers these prayer books saw constant use, and the resulting wear, it is no wonder that they are very rare. A Complete LATER 1857 2nd-3rd edition (Mixed) with a set of Leeser's 5 volume 1845 bible recently sold at auction for over $82,000.00 Pages: 172 leaves, One of Them in Facsimile [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Giannetto opera che ottenne dalla Società fiorentina dell'istruzione elementare il premio promesso all'Autore del più bel libro di lettura morale ad uso de' fanciulli.

      1837 - Como, Pietro Ostinelli, 1837. PRIMA EDIZIONE molto rara. Tre volumi in 16mo (vol. I e III cm. 18; vol. II cm. 16,5); il primo ed il terzo volume sono in brossura editoriale stampata ed intonsi con barbe (manca il piatto anteriore del III vol.), mentre il secondo volume è rilegato in mezza pelle dell'epoca con fregi e titolo in oro al dorso, piatti in carta colorata con cornice in oro; pp. XVI, 196 + antiporta incisa, pp. (4), 247, (5) + pp. VII, (1 bianca), 341, (15, di cui 2 bianche). L'antiporta del secondo volume è protetta da velina e rappresenta un fiore di giglio, un ramo di prezzemolo ed uno di cicuta. A parte alcune lievi ingialliture e fioriture sparse (più forti nel secondo volume), buona copia conservata entro astuccio di cartone marmorizzato e camicie in mezza pelle rossa recanti il titolo dell'opera in oro sui dorsi. L'opera si compone di cinque parti. La prima riguarda l'uomo sia da un punto di vista anatomico che da un punto di vista comportamentale. La seconda parte tratta dei mestieri, delle arti e delle scienze. La terza riguarda la terra da un punto di vista geografico e naturalistico. La quarta riporta esempi quotidiani di virtù ad istruzione dei fanciulli. La quinta e ultima parte, divisa a sua volta in ventisette giornate, narra episodi patriottici e "morali" tratti dalla storia italiana, dai re di Roma a Napoleone Bonaparte. L. A. Parravicini, pedagogista seguace di A. Rosmini e di J. H. Pestalozzi, fu direttore scolastico a Como e a Venezia, dopo un'esperienza come direttore di corsi di metodo nel Canton Ticino, che gli ispirarono un interessante Manuale di pedagogia e di didattica (1842-45). La sua fama è tuttavia soprattutto legata al Giannetto, vero e proprio best-seller per ragazzi dell'epoca. Lo stesso Collodi si occupò di modernizzare e migliorare l'opera e nel 1876 diede alle stampe la sua revisione intitolata Giannettino. Axs [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Mishkenot Yaakov [The Dwellings of Yaakov]

      Vilnius Lithuania 1837 - On offer: Mishkenot Yaakov - The Dwellings of Yaakov: this is a very popular book of Responsa (responses written by widely accepted Rabbis in response to legal inquiries that were sent to his attention) by the famous Rabbi Yaakov Beruchin - Rabbi in the city of Karlin, Lithuania - in late 18th and early 19th century. His decisions are used and quoted by later Responsa throughout the years to this day. It's published in Vilnius, 1837. Rough covers and some staining as per all well used old seforim. Overall F+. Folio - over 12" - 15" tall [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        Journal de la Navigation Autour du Globe de la frégate La Thétis et de la corvette L'Espérance pendant les années 1824, 1825 et 1826

      Paris: Arthus Bertrand, 1837. 3 volumes: 2 text volumes, 4to (11 4/8 x 9 inches); Atlas, folio (21 x 13 6/8 inches). Wood-engraved title vignettes and tail-pieces. Atlas: 56 plates, maps and plans, comprising 34 lithographed views and portraits after V. Adam, Sabatier and others from sketches by E.B. de la Touanne, printed by Bernard & Frey, 12 hand-colored engraved natural history plates after P. Bessa and J.-G. Pretre by Coutant, H. Legrand, Oudet, Dumenil and Massard, double-page hand-colored aquatint of various native vessels, folding engraved map, 2 double-page coastal profiles and 6 double-page engraved maps and charts, by A. Tardieu after E.B. de la Touanne (one or two pale marginal stains). Atlas volume in contemporary black morocco gilt, text volumes in matching half black morocco gilt. Provenance: Ink stamps of the Institution Ste Marie on title-pages of text volumes. First edition. Hyacinthe-Yves-Philippe-Potentien, baron de Bougainville was the son of the famous explorer Louis Antoine de Bougainville (1729-1811). This is the official record of his voyage around the world, the main purpose of which was to re-establish diplomatic ties with Cochin China (Indochina). However, Bougainville also visited Pondicherry, Manila, Macao, Surabaya, Sydney, Port Jackson, Valparaiso and Rio de Janeiro. The voyage also took him to the eastern coast of Australia, most imporatantly the area around Sydney. A tremendous amount of ornithological material was gathered here, resulting in "superb illustrations" (Wood) of the male and female Gang-gang, or red-crested parrot. From Sydney both the "Thetis" and "Esperance" sailed to Valpariso where La Touanne commenced his overland journey to rejoin the expedition at Rio. An account of this journey and R.-P. Lesson's account of the natural history form the majority of the second text volume. Borba de Moraes I:115; Ferguson 2236; "Fine Bird Books" p.79; Hill 162; Nissen ZBI 483; Sabin 6875; Whittell p.68; Wood p.251; Zimmer 83. Purchased at Christie's 28th April 2008, lot 16. Catalogue description prepared for and on behalf of Arader Galleries by Kate Hunter..

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        The Postumous Papers of the Pickwick Club

      London - Chapman and Hall, 1837 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. First edition. Skillfully rebacked in three quarter leather with marble paper boards and illustrated throughout. ThisFirsteditioncontains an illustrated frontispiece and vignette title page, in addition to a full title page. The Posthumous Papers of the Pickwick Club, better known as The Pickwick Papers, is the first novel by Charles Dickens. It was originally an idea by Robert Seymour, the illustrator, to which Dickens was asked to contribute as an up and coming writer following the success of Sketches by Boz, published in 1836. Dickens, supremely confident as ever, increasingly took over the unsuccessful monthly publication after Seymour had committed suicide. Condition: This volume has been rebacked with new end papers. The binding is tight and firm with both covers and all internal pages securely attached. There is little wear to the extremities, apart from some slight rubbing to the boards and very minorwear to the leather corners. Many of the pages are generally clean and bright, although there are brown spots on various pages throughout, including the illustrated plates. But generally a very clean copy of a book notorious for spotting due to the paper used. The bottom edges of the frontispiece anddecorative title page show past evidence of worming. This does not affect the illustraions on these pages. On the whole this volume is in very good condition..

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      London: Chapman and Hall. 1837. 1st edition. hb. Thick 8vo, pp. xiv, 609. Recent rebind in full brown leather with gilt rules to spine and red morocco spine label. A most handsome presentation. . All 43 plates are present, as described in Smith, "Charles Dickens in the Original Cloth", although five of the plates are placed one page earlier than called for, and one plate is placed ten pages later. Seven of the plates are by Seymour, two by Buss, and the remainder by Phiz. Vignette title page plate shows "S. Veller" and "Phiz fecit". As is always the case with a bound first edition of this title, each of the plates is a "mixed bag" of first state, first plate, second plate etc. varieties of the plates. Our copy contains at least 33 "matches" to the status of plates found in most first edition copies, as stipulated by Smith; but it also contains 10 plates where the points are different, the majority of the differences suggesting a first plate, first state status. See also Eckel, "Bibliography of the Original Writings of Charles Dickens; Fitzgerald, "The History of Pickwick"; Hatton and Cleaver, "Bibliography of the Periodical Works of Charles Dickens"; Clendening, "A Handbook to Pickwick Papers". The contents of our copy show foxing, and there are a few very small (less than one inch) closed tears to the margins. The binding is tight and the contents are untrimmed. Overall, a very good copy with a highly desirable number of first state "points". .

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        Flamingo. Phoenicopterus ruber (Linn.)

      [London: by the Author, 1837. An ornithological masterpiece by Edward Lear for 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." Edward Lear, the great wit and ornithological artist of the Victorian age, was employed by John Gould when both men were getting their careers under way early in the 1830s. It was a relationship destined to be short: Gould was a demanding, quite literal employer and Lear was a sparkling wit and, in any event, was losing his eyesight. Here he reveals his almost unique ability to portray birds as individuals rather than specimens, who radiate vitality and evoke admiration. 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-consious 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. Lithograph, coloured by hand, by Edward Lear, printed by C. Hullmandel. Very good condition with a small, expertly repaired marginal tear on the right edge, not affecting the image.

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        Paul et Virginie, Suivi de la Chaumiere Indienne, du Caf? de Surate, des Voyages de Cordus

      Paris - Henriot, 1837 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. A volume comprising several Bernardin de Saint-Pierre's works: Paul and Virginia, The Boiler followed by The Indian Caf at Surat and Codrus Journey's, with a vocabulary used to explain the text. With decorative pieces, vignettesand half titles throughout. In French. Paul et Virginieis a novel by Jacques-Henri Bernardin de Saint-Pierre, first published in 1787. The novel's title characters are very good friends since birth who fall in love. The story is set in the island of Mauritius under French rule, then named le de France, which the author had visited. Written on the eve of the French Revolution, the novel is hailed as Bernardin's finest work. It records the fate of a child of nature corrupted by the false, artificial sentimentality that prevailed at the time among the upper classes of France. With previous owner's ink inscription to pastedowns. Condition: In a quarter crushed morocco binding with marbled paper covered boards. Externally, sound but with wear to extremities and slight rubbing and marks to boards. Front joint starting, hinges slightly strained. Internally, firmly bound. Bright but with slight scattered foxing. Slight marginal loss to rear free endpaper. Overall: VERY GOOD.

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        Autograph letter signed to Charles Waterton.

      Yorkshire Museum 1837 - Phillips, John (1800-1874). Autograph letter signed to Charles Waterton (1782-1865). Yorkshire Museum, January 6, 1837. 1 page plus integral address leaf. 230 x 185 mm. Creased where previously folded, light soiling on address leaf.Phillips was the nephew and ward of the famous British geologist William Smith. After completing his education, Phillips accompanied his uncle on various research tours made in connection with Smith's geological maps, and assisted Smith in giving courses of geological lectures in York. In 1826 Phillips became keeper of the Yorkshire Museum and secretary of the Yorkshire Philosophical Society. In 1831 he helped to found the British Association for the Advancement of Science, and served as the BAAS's first assistant secretary from 1832 to 1859. In 1834 Phillips was appointed professor of geology at King's College, London; and in 1856 he succeeded William Buckland to the readership of geology at Oxford University. During his tenure at Oxford Phillips helped to found the Oxford Museum, and served as curator of the Ashmolean Museum from 1854 to 1870.The English naturalist Charles Waterton, to whom Phillips's letter is addressed, is best known for introducing the anesthetic agent curare to Europe, and for his scientific explorations of Guyana, described in his Wanderings in South America (1825). He is also credited with building the world's first nature and wildfowl reserve (located on the grounds of his estate in Yorkshire), and for inventing the bird nesting box. Waterton was famed for his eccentricities, which included pretending to be a dog and biting the legs of his dinner guests under the table!Phillips's letter to Waterton, written in his role as secretary of the Yorkshire Philosophical Society, is an attempt to persuade Waterton not to relinquish his membership in the Society. Phillips appeals to Waterton's interest in ornithology:Ever since I received your letter requesting that your name might be withdrawn from the list of Hon. Members of the Yorkshire Philosophical Society I have been hoping that some fortunate circumstance might arrive on which I could found a reasonable plea to intreat you not to persevere in your intention of withdrawing your name-and I would fain hope that the progress now making in our Museum toward a more adequate representation of ornithology might be admitted as such a plea. I can assure you that when I mentioned the subject to the Council of the Society a very general expression of regret followed. On such matters no step is ever taken by the Council till the Annual Meeting in February (the first Monday), after which day, if unfortunately we can not prevail with you to remain associated with us, I shall very unwillingly omit your name in the next printed list. With the most sincere regard & esteem Believe me to be, Yours very truly,John PhillipsSec'y YPSWikipedia, "John Phillips, geologist," and "Charles Waterton". [Attributes: Signed Copy]

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        Memoirs of the Life of Sir Walter Scott, Bart

      Edinburgh - Robert Cadell, 1837 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. Three volumes of this famous biography of Walter Scott. With two plates, including a folding facsimile of Scott's handwriting. John Gibson Lockhart (12 July 1794 25 November 1854) was a Scottish writer and editor. He is best known as the author of the definitive biography of Sir Walter Scott. This biography has been called the second most admirable in the English language, after Boswell's Life of Johnson. Three volumes of seven only (volumes I, II and VI)Condition: Rebacked in calf with original boards. Externally sound, though a little rubbed, and with a few marks. Internally, firmly bound. Hinges have been reinforced with cloth tape. Neat ink inscriptionsto recto of front free-endpapers. Pages have some offsetting and foxing. Overall: VERY GOOD..

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

      Edinburgh, R. Cadell; [Etc. , Etc. ] 1837-38 - Description: 7 v. Front. (port. ) fold. Facsim. 20 cm. Subjects: Scott, Walter, Sir, 1771-1832. Authors, Scottish--19th century--Biography. Preface signed: J. G. Lockhart. Memoir of the early life of Sir Walter Scott written by himself: v. 1, p. 1-60. "Chronological list of the publications of Sir Walter Scott": v. 7, p. [433]-439. Finely bound in modern aniline calf over marble boards. Raised bands with a dark morocco gilt-blocked label. Spine compartments uniformly tooled in gilt. An exceptional copy - scans and additional bibliographic detail on request. 5 Kg. 0 pp. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

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        Memoirs of the Life of Sir Walter Scott, Bart.

      Edinburgh; Robert Cadell 1837-38 - First Edition. 7 volumes, octavo. With engraved portrait frontispiece and folding facsimile of the author's handwriting. Elegantly bound in half blue crushed morocco, gilt. Bookplate. A fine set bound by Charles E.Lauriat. An attractive copy of the life of famous Scottish author whose works remain classics of nineteenth century literature, and include Ivanhoe, Rob Roy, The Lady of the Lake, Waverley and The Heart of Midlothian. Provenance; Skinner Fine Books and Manuscripts 2386. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Erinnerungen aus Spanien. Nach der Natur und auf Stein gezeichnete Skizzen aus dem Leben in den Provinzen Catalonien, Valencia, Andalusien, Granada und Castilien, mit Fragmenten Maurischer und Altspanischer Architectur und Veduten nebst erlauternden auzugen aus dem Tagebuche der Herausgebers.

      Munchen ca 1837 - Folio, viii, 8pp., woodcut vignette on printed title,additional lithographed title, lithographed dedication leaf, 30 tinted lithographed plates, wood-engravings in text, original decorative wrappers bound-in, modern half calf gilt. A fine copy of the first edition. Gail was a landscape painter and painter and engraver of architectural subjects. After studying at the Munich Academy he travelled abroad, visiting Spain in the early 1830's. He studied the Moorish architecture of Spain, and this collection of plates reflects this interest. Also included are a series of plates showing scenes of bull fighting. Palau 965333. [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

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        Little Owl. Strix nudipes; Nilsson/Noctua nudipes; Mihi

      London 1837 - This splendid hand-colored, folio-size lithograph, "Little Owl. Strix nudipes; Nilsson/Noctua nudipes; Mihi", from John Gould’s (1804-1881) monumental book "Birds Europe" (1832-1837) is in very good condition with light foxing and evidence of printing runoff from being bound. Measuring 21.5" x 15", this lithograph magnificently displays the author’s scientific skill and attention to detail. Little Owl's, from the larger group known as "typical owls" were first introduced to Great Britain in 1842 and are now naturalized there. This owl, perched on a branch is expertly hand-colored with rich brown and off white speckling on top and banding on its underside. Its deep yellow eyes and small beak are highlighted against the brown feathers that create a circling pattern around his face. John Gould was an English ornithologist, self-taught artist and naturalist. Gould first worked as a gardener under his father in the Royal Gardens of Windsor from 1818-1824, where he began his illustrations. He became an expert taxidermist, opening his own practice in London in 1824 and in 1827 he became the first Curator and Preserver at the museum of the Zoological Society of London. Through his work he was able to meet with the country’s leading naturalists and view new collections of birds given to the Zoological Society. His interest in birds was continually developing and in 1830 he published his first volume on birds, “A Century of Birds From the Himalaya Mountains.” For the next fifty years, Gould, his wife and artists working with them traveled around Asia, the East Indies and Australia. His wife Elizabeth and other artists were able to transfer his sketches to stone; hand print and hand-color them. One of the most accomplished and engaging natural history works of the 19th century, “The Birds of Europe” was also the first of Gould's works to feature plates by Edward Lear. A total of sixty-eight images bear Lear's name, and they are among the most remarkable bird drawings ever made. Lear endowed his illustrations with some measure of his own whimsy and intelligence, and his style is at once fluidly spontaneous and realistically precise. In this way, the images of “The Birds of Europe” are amazingly distinctive, while also highly realistic. Gould undertook this work partly in an effort to redress the imbalance between the study of local and foreign ornithology. Gould portrayed birds native to Europe in a manner that had only been thought appropriate for the colorful species of distant places. In this way he managed to draw much popular interest back to native birds, which were suddenly considered equally beautiful to exotic species.

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