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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]

      [Bookseller: Pennymead Books PBFA]
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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.

      [Bookseller: Arader Galleries San Francisco]
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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]

      [Bookseller: James Cummins Bookseller, ABAA]
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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]

      [Bookseller: Librairie Le Feu Follet]
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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]

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington. ABA member]
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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]

      [Bookseller: McManmon, B.D. ABA,PBFA]
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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]

      [Bookseller: Sumner & Stillman [ABAA]]
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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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        PROCLAMA. MARIANO G. VALLEJO COMMANDANTE GENERAL DE LA ALTA CALIFORNIA, A SUS HABITANTES.

      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.

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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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        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]

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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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        SIDUR SIFTE TSADIKIM [SIFTHEI TZADIKIM] THE FORM OF PRAYERS ACCORDING TO THE CUSTOM OF THE SPANISH AND PORTUGUESE JEWS Volume Fifth Passover and Pentecost Service (volume 5 only , of 6)

      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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