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

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

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        Don Quixote de la Menachem. Translated from the original Spanish of . by Charles Jarvis, carefully revised and corrected.

      J.J. Dubochet & Co., London 1837 - 3 volumes, 8vo, pp. liv, [2], 434; 534; 538; illustrated by Tony Johannot throughout, with extra engraved title-pp., frontispieces, and hundreds of wood-engraved illustrations throughout, some full-p.; original brown cloth, gilt lettered and decorated spines; slight vermin nibble at the top outer corners of the pages of vol. I, otherwise very good and sound, with very occasional and minimal foxing; overall a very attractive set, and uncommon in the original cloth. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        COCK OF THE PLAINS [SAGE GROUSE].

      London: Robert Havell, Jr., 1837. - Handcolored engraving with aquatint and etching by Robert Havell, Jr., on J. Whatman paper with the "Turkey Mill" watermark. Sheet size 25 1/4 x 38 1/4 inches. From the first edition of THE BIRDS OF AMERICA, plate CCCLXXI (371). Very good condition. One of Audubon's great images: the male sage grouse is pictured in the midst of its extraordinary mating "dance" whilst a female looks on quietly, apparently disinterested in the highly stylized posturings of her would-be mate. "Although the Cock of the Plains has long been known to exist within the limits of the United States, the rugged and desolate nature of the regions inhabited by it has hitherto limited our knowledge of it habits to the cursory observations made by a few intrepid travelers.Two of these travelers, my friends, Mr. [John Kirk] Townsend and Mr. [Thomas] Nuttall, have favoured me with the following particulars.[with some added].notes of Mr.Douglas.This bird is only found on plains which produce the worm-wood (Artemesia), on which it feeds.It is very unsuspicious, and easily approached, rarely flies unless hard pressed, runs before you at the distance of a few feet, clucking like a common hen, often runs under the horses of travelers when disturbed, rises very clumsily, but when once started, flies with rapidity to a great distance" - Audubon. "This, the largest grouse of North America, was called the "pheasant-tailed grouse" or "cock of the plains" by Audubon, who in his travels on the upper Missouri did not quite reach the western country where it is found. The sage grouse is noted for its extraordinary dance.The dance in an arena amongst the open bush is a communal affair. A number of males, each one well-spaced, dance with their spiky tails spread and their yellow neck sacs inflated.Originally the sage grouse was found in fifteen of the western states, wherever sagebrush flourished.Overgrazing and drought in the 1930s nearly brought the sage grouse to the status of an endangered species.The survivors started to recover by the 1950s, and today the sage brush population has an estimated total population of 1,500,000 birds" - Peterson. The current name is the Sage Grouse, and the illustration depicts the female and male of the species. "Audubon never saw this western bird, but in his notes in ORNITHOLOGICAL BIOGRAPHY he quotes liberally from the observations of John Kirk Townsend. It seems reasonable to assume that the models for this painting were among the skins purchased by Audubon from Thomas Nuttall [the eminent naturalist] in Philadelphia in October, 1836. These skins had been collected by Townsend and Nuttall in the Far West, as members of the expedition that led to the opening of the Oregon Trail. Audubon made paintings from these skins in Charleston, 1836-37, and in England, from 1837 to early 1838" - Low. John James Audubon, BIRDS OF AMERICA (New York & Philadelphia, 1840-44), Vol. V, pp.106-7. R.T. & V.M. Peterson, AUDUBON'S Birds of America (London, 1981) 126. Susanne Low, GUIDE TO AUDUBON'S Birds of America, p.189.

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        Fagin the Jew, Poster by Cruikshank for Dicken's Oliver Twist

      Hartford, CT: The Calhoun Print Company, c.1880s. Very Good. Cruikshank, George. Fagin the Jew& Original Poster Illustrated by George Cruikshank for Dickens’ Oliver Twist& & (ENGLISH ANTI-SEMITISM) Oliver Twist, Fagin the Jew. Illustrated by George Cruikshank. Hartford, CT: The Calhoun Print Company. [Circa 1880s]. Full color woodblock poster measuring 80 inches x 39 inches linen backed. Very Good condition.& & A brilliant example of late 19th century woodblock technology, this poster was created from individual boxwood blocks produced separately for each color. The imposing size provides room for three separate vignettes from the novel Oliver Twist: Fagin’s Last Night Alive (Fagin alone in his cell, the largest and most central image); Oliver Introduced to the Old Gent; and Oliver’s Reception by Fagin and the Boys. Fagin appears in each drawing bearing the characteristically loathsome Jewish nose as seen through anti-Semitic vision. Oliver Twist was soon adapted for the theater, where it proved to be an enduring favorite. This poster would have been used as an advertisement for such a production in America.& & Oliver Twist, Charles Dickens’ second novel, was written in 1837 and tells the story of the orphan Oliver, set against the seamy underside of the London criminal world. First published in monthly parts in Bentley’s Miscellany, it was originally illustrated by George Cruikshank, from which these images are produced.& & Dickens was severely criticized for introducing criminals and prostitutes into his novels, as well as for targeting the Poor Law Amendment Act of 1834, which renewed the importance of the workhouse as a means for relief for the poor. The public apparently wanted more of the lighter fare that previously had been given them in The Pickwick Papers. The anti-Semitism ingrained into English society at the time Oliver Twist was written emerged boldly in Dickens’ depiction of Fagin, who was seen as a crook and a corruptor of young children. This vivid portrait endures as one of the most memorable of any of the author’s characters and maintains its fascination due to the complexity of the character. Fagin is a Jew and an immigrant and as such had to live under appalling conditions. Although he robs, steals, and trains young boys to be criminals, he also possesses a moral sense, and it is this contradictory morality which makes him so compelling. In a way, Fagin is still a child himself, and thus has a genuine love of children. He is not a violent man and knows that in order to bring children to himself, no violence must be used. He treats the boys with great fondness, keeps them warm, and protects them. Dickens expressed surprise when the Jewish community complained about the stereotypical depiction of Fagin. Later, when he sold his London residence, Tavistock House, to a Jewish couple, whom he befriended, he felt compelled to make restitution. In his novel, Our Mutual Friend, Dickens created Riah, a positive Jewish character. Also, when editing Oliver Twist for the later editions of his works, he eliminated most references to Fagan as “the Jew”.& & George Cruikshank (1792-1878) was a humorist of the school of Hogarth and is considered by some to be one of the best that Britain has ever produced. From the beginning he was concerned with satire, achieving public notice with painting theatre backdrops, and making pamphlet etchings and illustrating Punch magazine, but his political caricature work was soon overtaken by his work as a book illustrator. His best known work was for Charles Dickens, starting with Sketches by Boz and reaching its zenith, perhaps, with Oliver Twist. Among his large number of other illustrated books were a Grimm’s Fairy Tales (1827), a Pilgrim’s Progress and Paradise Lost, and seven novels by Harrison Ainsworth.& & Our research indicates that this poster is very rare. Printed in the 1880s, it has not been seen before by the Head of the Poster Department at Swann Auction Galleries in New York, who has provided a letter of authenticity which accompanies the artwork. In the 1950s, a reproduction using the original wood blocks was produced and marketed. Several of these have appeared at auction; however there are slight yet significant differences between the two printings. Our poster is complete with the margins, which none of the later printings had and also bears the phrase “The Jew”, which was removed in the 20th century reproductions.&

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        Pauline Duvernay. After a portrait by A.E. Chalon, Lithographed by R.J. Lane

      Pauline Duvernay. After a portrait by A.E. Chalon, Lithographed by R.J. Lane. London: J. Mitchell, March 16th, 1837. (10 1/4 x 14 1/4" to plate mark; 15 1/4 x 20 1/2" full sheet). Original lithograph on paper, with contemporary hand coloring. Backed on stiff linen. Marginal tears (repaired). Beautifully framed. The print represents Duvernay as Florinda in The Devil on Two Sticks. Pauline Duvernary, (b. Paris, 1813; d. Lyndford, England, 1894) studied at the ballet school of the Paris Opera and was the prize student of Auguste Vestris. By all reports she was a great beauty who at the time rivaled Marie Taglioni. The author William Makepeace Thackerary, who could write biting criticism of Taglioni, could, quoting from Beaumont and Sitwell, "rhapsodize over Duvernay, whom he called ëa vision of loveliness, such as mortal eyes can't see nowadays.'" Thackeray also realized that Duvernay's dancing reflected a new style which came to be called "romantic" ballet when he exclaimed: "There has never been anything like itñ never." Duvernay's greatest role was Florinda in The Devil on Two Sticks in which she triumphed at Drury Lane, in London in 1836. References: Thackeray, William M. Roundabout Papers (1836); Guest, (1954); Beaumont & Sitwell #42 (pictured); Chaffee/English #46.

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        YALE COLLEGE CLASS OF 1837 AUTOGRAPH ALBUM WITH OVER 90 AUTOGRAPHS AND INSCRIPTIONS INCLUDING REPUTED SKULL AND BONES SOCIETY MEMBERS

      NEW HAVEN CONNECTICUT CT 1837 - On offer is an 1837 Manuscript Friendship Book Autograph Album owned by Edmund Terry of Yale College as evidenced by the handwritten inscription "Belonging to Edmund Terry Yale-College. July 3rd 1837." on the fep. Approximately 120 pages with sentiments and signatures on over 90 pages including: Jos. Darling Hull, New Haven; Wm. Russell, Stratford Conn.; George B. Morse "of the unprecedented class of 37. Remember Judge Dagget"; Geo. Duffield Jr.; Geo. T. Spencer Deep River Conn.; Wm. Maxwell Evarts Boston (1818-1901) U.S. lawyer & statesman, went to England during the Civil War in an effort to halt, if possible the building and equipping of Confederate navy vessels.U.S. Senator from New York, Attorney General in Andrew Johnson's cabinet, President Hayes' Secretary of State (DAB); W.S. Scarborough Brooklyn Conn.; Walter G. Hatch New York; A.B. Robeson Walpole N.H.; James D. Whelpley New Haven; George Wm. Cooke Waterbury Ct.; Henry Williams Savannah Geo. (pencil notation: 'the devil's.minister"); Wm. Fabian Law Savannah Geo.(author of the commemorative 1845 pamphlet "Eulogy, upon the life and character of the late General Charles R. Floyd, pronounced before the officers and privates of the First Regiment - First Brigade - G.M. on Tuesday, 22d, July 1845") ; William M. Birchard Lebanon Ct.; Wm. W. Selfridge; Phil Davenport; Phineas Blakeman; David J. Mills New York; James Cowles Colebrook Ct.; Wm. H. Sheldon; Myron N. Morris Warren Conn, one of the mid-19th century pastors of the Congregational First Church of Christ in West Hartford Ct.; Wm. Barlow Baldwin New Haven; Isaac Jennings Derby Ct.; S.B. Hall Milford Del.; O.W. Mather Windsor Ct.; Charles Backe Hartford Conn.; D. B. Cox; C. B. Palmer Stonington Ct.; W.P. Eaton Plainfied; W.G. Caperton, possibly the pioneer Texas preacher of that name; Allen Ferdinand Owen (1819-1865) Southern U.S. politician and lawyer, served in Congress; Chester L. Lyman Manchester Conn.; William Randolph Randall Cortland N.Y.; Frederick A. Coe Greenwich Conn.; Philo Ruggles Hurd New Mulford Ct., preacher; Thomas Tallman Middle Haddam Ct., Congregational Church pastor; Rob't C. Learned New London Conn. Congregational Church pastor; William Coit, Griswold Conn.; Morrison Remick Waite, (1816-1888) was the Chief Justice of the United States from 1874 to 1888, of Lyme Conn.-even though he was not thought of highly by the political hoi-polloi, he was one of the Peabody Trustees of Southern Education and was a vocal advocate to aiding schools for the education of blacks in the south-he had been appointed as Chief Justice by U.S. Grant; Thomas Mills Day; J.P. C. Mather New London, Collector of the Port Custom House in that town; Owen B. Arnold Haddam Ct.; John P. Putnam; Frank A. Southall N.C.; Edwin O. Carter Worcester Mass; George Yates Gilbert, Gilbertsville New York; E.W. Cook Manchester Ct.; Azariah Smith N.Y. (1817-1851) Presbyterian Missionary to Armenia and Turkey; Joseph C. Albertson Arshamomack Long Island; Chauncey Goodrich New Haven; Aaron Rice Dutton Guilford Connecticut; F.W. Gunn Washington Conn.; J. A. Spencer Philadelphia; Orle D. Hine New Milford Conn.; Ambrose Pratt Saybrook Ct, surgeon in the Connecticut 22nd Volunteers in the Civil War.; John N. Pettingell; M.E. Pierpont; J.A. Harsley Avon Ct.; Charles Andrews Wharton (?), New Haven Ct.; L. Smith Hobart Yatesville NY; Danl Powers Warren Mass; M. Mears Bagg Utica N.Y., author of a history of that town; Andrew L. Storm Oxford Conn.; Arnoldus Vanderbilt Dawson Charleston So. Ca.; Stephen Yerkes Montgomery Co. Penn. (1817-1896) reputedly a member of the Yale Skull & Bones club who became a professor of ancient languages at Danville Theological Seminary in Kentucky; J. Brace, N Erwington Ct.(?); William D. Gillison Mont Repos South Carolina; A.L. Chapin Hartford (1817 - 1892) pioneering educator to the American Midwest, founder and first president of Beloit College; Wm. Alexander Sparks of S.C., was U.S. Consul in Venice 1845-1849 where he s [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Memorials of Oxford. 3 Vols

      John Henry Parker, Oxford 1837 - Paginated separately by section within the volumes. Originally published in parts and bound in three volumes. 100 engravings, plus one engraving per title page with tissue guards, plus a fold-out engraved map with numerous in-text illustrations, foxing to margins of most plates. Dark brown leather, gilt oxford view in back and rear cover of each volume. Gilt titles, raised bands and gilt decoration to spine.Marbled endpapers, three edges gilt. [Attributes: First Edition]

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        The American Medical Intelligencer Vol. 1, No. 1-24

      A. Waldie 1837 - First Edition. Leather wrapped spine and corner tips. Leather edges rubbed. Foxing throughout. Previous owner pencil note about the author on the front free page. Previous owner name on top of Preface Page barely visible: perhaps Julius C. Flag. Droplet mark on top page edges. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        The HONOURS Of The TABLE; with Hints on Carving. By Trussler Redivivus, Esq

      Glasgow:: John Symington & Co.,. 1837.. 12mo, in 6s. 5-1/2" x 3-5/8". 1st edition. 72 pp.. Gunmetal blue flexible cloth binding, with gilt stamped title lettering to front cover.. Gilt a bit dull. Usual smattering of foxing. 1866 pos to ffep. A. VG copy of a scarce etiquette book.. Though not quite a word-for-word recreation, this work the stated progeny of Trusler's famous 1788 publication, of the same name. ABPC records no copies of this 1837 publication at auction these past 30+ years, and OCLC notes just 6 institutional holdings [KVK adding one additional, the Nat'l Library of Scotland]. Not in Attar, nor the British Museum General Catalogue of Printed Books. . Illustrated with cuts.

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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. For more information about this book, or a warm welcome to see it and other books in our library at 72nd Street, NYC, please contact Kate Hunter, M.A. Oxon, in the Rare Book Department [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        CORSO DI GEOGRAFIA UNIVERSALE. Sviluppato in cento lezioni e diviso in tre grandi parti / ATLANTE DI GEOGRAFIA UNIVERSALE. Per servire al Corso di Geografia Universale. Firenze, per V.Batelli e Compagni, 1837-1843.

      - Opera completa in sei volumi di testo + un Atlante. Cm.25,2x17,8. Pg.XII,344; 712; 404; 588; 432; 508. I sei volumi di testo presentano legature coeve in mz.pelle con titoli e fregi in oro ai dorsi e piatti marmorizzati. Il testo si suddivide in tre parti: la prima parte tratta del rapporto tra la Terra e l'Universo e della Cosmografia, la seconda tratta della Geografia fisica e la terza della Storia dell'Umanità. Anche l'Atlante, in formato cm.43,5x28, è legato in mz.pelle, con spellature alla marmorizzatura dei piatti. Esso è "preceduto da un vocabolario de' nomi tecnici della geografia, corredato di specchi statistici delle divisioni politiche della terra, ed arricchito d'illustrazioni e di una bilancia politica del globo" e contiene 65 carte a piena pagina oppure doppie, triple o quadruple, quasi tutte acquarellate a mano. La prima parte, "Cosmografia", consta di 14 carte; la seconda, "Geografia fisica", contiene 15 carte ed è così suddivisa: "Disegni del globo o mappamondi, in proiezioni diverse", "Tratti diversi della superficie dei continenti e la comparata altezza dei monti e la lunghezza delle correnti dei fiumi", "Ordine e stato dei terreni e delle roccie componenti la corteccia del globo", "Ipotetico stato del globo nelle sue diverse età e geografia dei vulcani accesi ed estinti", "Rosa dei venti". Segue la "Storia della geografia dai tempi biblici ed omerici infino alla scoperta del Nuovo Continente", con nove carte suddivise in: "Sistemi geografici di Eratostene, Strabone, Tolomeo, Pomponio", "Terra secondo gli Arabi, cognizioni geografiche dei Cristiani circa il 1300, itinerari delle Crociate". La quarta parte comprende "Geografia Statistica: Bilancia politica del globo e saggio di statistica di alcuni reami d'Europa", con 30 carte geografiche con bandiere dei vari paesi colorate a mano. La tavola della Rosa dei venti" è realizzata manualmente. Gli Atlanti del Batelli presentano spesso difficoltà di collazione, ma un provvidenziale "Indice dell'Atlante ed Avvertimento per il rilegatore del medesimo" in fine al volume ne attesta la reale collocazione. Si tratta probabilmente dell'opera più compiuta di Francesco Costantino Marmocchi (Poggibonsi, 1805-1858), rinomato geografo e cartografo. Di simpatie mazziniane, partecipò ai moti del 1831, quando venne incarcerato. Nel 1848 divenne Deputato nel Parlamento toscano, per poi ricoprire la carica di Segretario agli Interni sotto Guerrazzi. Viaggiò a lungo assieme al Gregorovius in Corsica, ove compì molti studi geografici.

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        Buch der Lieder

      Hofmann und Campe 1837 - Zweite Ausgabe, Klein-Oktav; Or. Ebd in Pappe mit Verzierungen; Ecken leicht bestossen, Kapital leicht beschabt, trotzdem guter Zustand; Name mit Datierung auf Vorsatz; Auf der Titelseite unten zusätzliche Markierung: Paris chez Eugène Renduel rue Christine N°3; (XVI) 364 Seiten, sehr frisch, nur einige wenige Seiten mit Braunflecken, Seite 257 unten an der Ecke auf 1 cm zerrissen ohne Verlust; schönes Ex. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Tah-Chee, a Cherokee Chief

      E. C. Biddle, Philadelphia 1837 - A fine image from McKenney and Hall's "Indian Tribes of North America": with Albert Newsam's signature in lithograph Tah-Chee, (d. 1848) also known as "Dutch," and "Captain William Dutch" was a revered Cherokee chief and talented hunter, who acquired a significant amount of land for his tribe along the Canadian River after fighting with the Osage and Comanche. He was from an early age a hunter and seems to have spent a great deal of time completely on his own, or, alone with his horse and three dogs. During these travels, he teamed up with members of other tribes, including the Osage (bitter Cherokee enemies) even learning their language. Widely respected by the chiefs of many Indian nations, he was one of several Indian representatives at the 1835 Camp Homes Treaty, which established peace between the United States and various tribes including the Comanche, Wichita, Cherokee, Creek, Choctaw, and Osage. Tah-Chee later moved his tribe to east Texas, where he remained until the 1840s when he was defeated by the Republic of Texas army and forced to relocate to the Indian Territory. He retired to a ranch on the Columbia River where he died in 1848. McKenney and Hall's "Indian Tribes of North America" has long been renowned for its faithful portraits of Native Americans. The portraits are largely based on paintings by the artist Charles Bird King, who was employed by the War Department to paint the Indian delegates visiting Washington D.C., forming the basis of the War Department's Indian Gallery. Most of King's original paintings were subsequently destroyed in a fire at the Smithsonian, and their appearance in McKenney and Hall's magnificent work is thus our only record of the likenesses of many of the most prominent Indian leaders of the nineteenth century. Numbered among King's sitters were Sequoyah, Red Jacket, Major Ridge, Keokuk, and Black Hawk. After six years as Superintendent of Indian Trade, Thomas McKenney had become concerned for the survival of the Western tribes. He had observed unscrupulous individuals taking advantage of the Native Americans for profit, and his vocal warnings about their future prompted his appointment by President Monroe to the Office of Indian Affairs. As a director, McKenney was to improve the administration of Indian programs in various government offices. His first trip was during the summer of 1826 to the Lake Superior area for a treaty with the Chippewa, opening mineral rights on their land. In 1827, he journeyed west again for a treaty with the Chippewa, Menominee, and Winebago in the present state of Michigan. His journeys provided an unparalleled opportunity to become acquainted with Native American tribes. When President Jackson dismissed him from his government post in 1830, McKenney was able to turn more of his attention to his publishing project. Within a few years, he was joined by James Hall, a lawyer who had written extensively about the west. McKenney and Hall saw their work as making a record of a rapidly disappearing culture. Cf. BAL, 6934; cf. Bennett, p.79; cf. Field, 992; cf. Howes, M129; cf. Lipperhiede, Mc4; cf. Reese, Stamped With A National Character , p. 24; Sabin, 43410a. Hand-coloured lithograph by Albert Newsam (signed on stone). Very good condition. [Attributes: Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

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        Das Studium der Medizin. Nach der von Samuel Cooper, mit Benutzung der Manuskripte des Verfassers, nebst Hinweisung auf die neuesten Fortschritte in der Physiologie, Pathologie und Praxis besorgten vierten Auflage, übersetzt und herausgegeben. In vier Bänden. Erster Band: Krankheiten der Verdauungs-, Athmungs- und Gefäß-Funktion. 2. Band: Schluß der Krankheiten der Blut- und Gefäß-Funktion. 3. Band: Krankheiten der Nerven-Funktion. 4. Band: Krankheiten der Geschlechts- und Aussonderungs-Funktion.

      Fleischer,, Leipzig, 1837 - 4 Bde. Leipzig, Fleischer, 1837 - 1840. XLII + 779, XVI + 756, 545, 602 + 1 S. OPp. der Zeit. DEA. - Exlibris a. V., stockfleckig, Ebd. m. Gbrsp. - John Mason Good (1764 - 1827) ging in eine Lehre bei einem Bader in Gosport. 1783 ging er nach London um Medizin zu studieren und begann ab 1784 als Chirurg zu praktizieren. Dort war er mit Nathan Drake bekannt, einem Zeitgenossen und Schüler Shakespears. Ab 1793 war er in London tätig, wo er um seinen Lebensunterhalt aufzubessern zu schreiben begann. Neben Beiträgen zu Zeitschriften und Monatsblättern, schrieb er eine große Anzahl von Werken, die sich mit medizinischen und religiösen Themen beschäftigten. 1794 wurde Good Mitglied in der Britischen Pharmazeutischen Gesellschaft. In dieser Eigenschaft und durch sein 1795 publiziertes Werk „A History of Medizin" (sic: Studium der Medizin) wurde eine dringend benötigte Reform des Apotheker- und Baderwesens initiert. (Zitat) - Selten. Deutsch [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Histoire physique, civile et morale de Paris.

      Furne 1837 - - Furne, Paris 1837, 8 tomes en 8 Vol. in 8 (13x21,5cm), 8 volumes reliés. - Mention de sixième édition aug. de Notes nouvelles et d'un Appendice contenant des détails descriptifs et historiques sur tous les monuments récemment élevés dans le capitale, par J.-L. Belin. Première édition illustrée de 58 gravures sur acier des monuments de Paris dans des scènes animées par Rouargue et Tardieu. Demi Basane noire d'époque. Dos lisse orné d'un fer romantique en long roulettes en queue et tête. Coiffes de tête des tomes 1, 5, et 8 fragillisées et abîmées celle du tome 4 arasée. Quelques piqûres éparses et rousseurs sur un papier bien blanc. Excellente édition, qui vaut par son illustration, sa table des matières exhaustive (qui occupe l'essentiel du tome 8) et l'addition par Belin. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        The Rivers Of France].

      [London: Longman, Rees, Orme, Brown, Green, & Longman, 1837]. - 61 plates engraved by W.Miller, T.Higham, R.Brandard & others after drawings by Turner, all on India paper, mounted on folio sheets. with tissue guards. all plates titled in pencil on mount sheet. without the text. (significant to heavy foxing to 7 plates, light foxing to some others mostly affecting margins, small stain in lower margin of last plate). finely bound by W.Pratt in full red morocco, covers with gilt borders, gilt-tooled spine, gilt inside dentelles & gilt edges (light wear to extremities). First Edition. Special issue, without the text by Leitch Ritchie, of the plates that were engraved by William Miller, Thomas Higham, Robert Brandard & others after drawings executed by Turner for Wanderings By The Loire and Wanderings By The Seine, first published in 1833-35 in three volumes, and later reissued in 1837 as The Rivers Of France. All of the plates are proofs before letters on India paper, which are mounted on large folio sheets, with captions supplied in pencil on the mount sheets. "Turner made nearly nine hundred drawings for engravings on copper or steel.The close supervision he exercised over his engravers is attested by the hundreds of trial proofs recorded by W.G.Rawlinson in his catalogue of Turner's Engraved Work. Thus Rawlinson does not exaggerate when he writes that "probably no painter before him so well understood the methods, the capabilities, and the limitations of engraving." (I, ix). Turner's personal mark is as firmly impressed on his engraved illustrations, indeed, as is Dürer's on the woodcuts done from his designs." (Ray, p. 13) Ray praises Turner's work as one of the "supreme oeuvres of landscape illustration", further crowning the present series as his "best landscapes on steel". (Ibid., pp. 13 & p. 18) "The original studies.and the drawings made therefrom are among the most characteristic and perfect of [Turner's] works. Careless, as usual, as to exact topographical accuracy, they express the essential spirit and character of the localities, and the atmospheric effects peculiar to them." (DNB) See Luke Herrmann, Turner Prints The Engraved Work Of J.M.W.Turner, Chapt. 5, pp. 166-181, for a discussion of each of the engravings and Turner's original drawings. ".the evolution of the designs for The Rivers of France was painstaking and complex, and it is not surprising that the final drawings, of which a considerable number belonged to John Ruskin, who gave them to the Ashmolean and Fitzwilliam Museums, have long been considered as belonging to the finest works on paper produced by Turner in his fifties. The engravings after them are also of outstanding quality." Ray, The Illustrator And The Book In England From 1790 To 1914, 16 & pp. 13-18. Rawlinson, The Engraved Work of J.M.W.Turner, R.A. (the list of engravings as corrected and included in Luke Herrrmann's Turner Prints), 432-492. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Explication des travaux entrepris pour la construction de la tonnelle, ou passage sous la tamise entre Rothehithe et Wapping, à l'effet d'ouvrir une communication permanente entre les deux rives de ce fleuve.

      Warrington 1837 - - Warrington, Londres 1837, In 12 oblong (13,5x10,5cm), (4) 24pp., Plaquette brochée. - Seconde édition aussi rare que la première parue en 1836 de cette plaquette. Illustrée d'une planche dépliante en frontispice, de 8 planches, dont deux dépliantes. Plaquette portant une gravure en médaillon. Dos manquant au 2/3, sans gravité pour l'ensemble. Remarquable témoignage de ce projet du tunnel sous la Tamise, le fameux Thames Tunnel. Les travaux débutèrent en 1824 et rencontrèrent de nombreuses difficultés dont la plaquette fait état. Le tunnel était prévu pour le trafic hippomobile. En 1805, la Thames Archway Company fut constituée pour la construction d'un tunnel sous la Tamise entre Rotherhithe et Limehouse, mais le projet fut abandonné après plus de 1000 pieds et fut repris en 1824, grace au système de tunnelier de Marc Brunel, un bouclier renforcé de fonte dans lesquelles les mineurs travaillaient dans des compartiments séparés, creusant le tunnel de face. De temps en temps, le bouclier était avancé par grandes étapes, tandis que les parois du tunnel déjà creusé en arrière seraient recouvertes d'un revêtement constituée d'anneaux de fonte. L'illustration fait état de ce système. C'est ce dernier qui fut utilisé pour la construction du métro. Le tunnel fut enfin achevé en 1843 et ne servit qu'au piétons, puis fut racheté plus tard pour les trains. (4) 24pp. [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        The wonders of the heavens, being a popular view of astronomy, including a full illustration of the mechanism of the heavens; embracing the sun, moon, stars, with descriptions of planets, comets, fixed stars, double stars, the constellations, the galaxy o

      Boston: American Stationers Co., 1837. Large 4to. Contemporary marbled boards (rebacked). The book has a beautiful engraved frontispiece of Herschel's telescope, and an equally nice engraved title pg. with the signs of the zodiac. There are also 6 very nice full-page engravings of the moon in different phases. There are also 6 beautiful handcolored fold-out engraved plates of celestial charts and many woodcuts in the text five of which are full-page. viii, (9)- 371 pp. Former owner's signature in pencil and dated 1842 on the first blank page. There is dampstaining to the edges of the book which is lightly mirrored to the wide white margins of the book, along with foxing throughout. The illustrations are in very good condition. Average light wear to the boards and a touch of offsetting from some plates. Overall this is a better than good copy of a rare book.. First Edition. Book.

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        EL GRAN TEATRE DEL LICEU DE BARCELONA 1837-1930.

      - Prefaci de Francesc Carreras i Candi. Imp. Oliva de Vilanova. Barcelona, 1931, 1931. . 35,5 cm. XXIV-406 pàg., 1 f. Profus. il lustr. amb gravats, plànols, fascímils i dibuixos, en el text, i 20 làm. a color amb reproduccions de Marià Fortuny, Ricard Urgell, A. Cabanes, Fèlix Cage, Martí Alsina, Eusebi Planas, Lluís Labarta, Ricard Moragas, etc., fora del text. Edició numerada i nominada,en paper de fil (ex. 286/750). Enq. en ple pergamí, amb al titul enmarcat en lletres vermelles, teixell vermell, tall superior pintat, guardes il lustrades. Amb les barbes. * Palau (28544): "Magnífica publicación. (.) La edición no se repetirá, pues se han destruido todos los elementos de ilustración." Amb el seu estoig de cartró.

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        Kite. Milvus vulagaris

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

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        Narrative of an Expedition into the Interior of Africa,

      London: Richard Bentley:, 1837. by the River Niger, in the Steam-Vessels Quorra and Alburkah, in 1832, 1833, and 1834. 2 volumes, octavo (206 x 125 mm). Contemporary half calf, marbled boards, spines gilt in compartments, dark green morocco labels, titles and decorative rolls to spines gilt, edges sprinkled red, grey-green endpapers. Engraved frontispieces, 4 engraved plates, and one lithographic chart. Boards lightly rubbed with some minor stripping, slight wear to corners, head of Volume I spine chipped away, occasional spotting to edges, mild offsetting from turn-ins, prelims and endmatter lightly foxed, occasional spotting to text block, in particular to plates and adjacent leaves. A very good set. First edition. Laird (1808-61) was a shipbuilder and pioneer trader who, after the discovery of the mouth of the Niger in 1830 by Richard and John Lander, "was so fired by enthusiasm at this discovery that he left his father's firm to form the African Inland Company. Richard Lander joined the enterprise, advising that a profit could be made from ivory and indigo trading" (ODNB). Laird's first and last trading expedition saw him and a crew of 48 men set out for the Niger in two paddle-wheeled steamers, the Aburkah and the Quorra, both built by Laird. The expedition did succeed in sailing the 550 miles up the Niger and an additional 80 miles up the Benue, and did so with the first ocean-going iron ship. However, overall the 1832-4 expedition was a failure: trade remained elusive while the crew was decimated by fighting and disease. "It is not…to the geographer, but to the merchant, that Mr. Laird's book is valuable. This gentleman has considered the country and its resources in a business-like manner, and has recorded the result of his observations which are just those that were required. As usual in works about Africa, tales of sickness and death abound in its pages, and besides the foregoing recommendations, it has all the interest which belongs to adventurous travellers" (The Nautical Magazine and Naval Chronological for 1838, pp.212-13).

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        Dresden. - Gesamtansicht. - Altstadtpanorama. - Hammer. - "Ansicht von Dresden".

      . Historische Ortsansicht. Radierung / Kupferstich, 1837. Von Christian Gottlob Hammer, nach Otto Wagner. 28,7 x 44,9 cm (Darstellung) / 36,7 x 49,9 cm (Platte) / 51,5 x 65,5 cm (Blatt). Rechts unterhalb der Darstellung signiert "Gest. v. Prof. Hammer", darunter bezeichnet und betitelt "Seinen Mitgliedern der Sächsische Kunstverein. Erstes Jahresblatt für 1837. Ansicht von Dresden im Besitz des Herrn Kriegskommissair Jursch." Druckeradresse Morasch & Skerl in Dresden. Trockenstempel des Sächsischen Kunstvereins. - Blick vom Neutstädter Elbufer auf die Brühlsche Terrasse mit der Frauenkirche, Residentzschloß und Katholischer Hofkirche. - Blatt mit schwachen Lagerspuren. Insgesamt aber guter Erhaltungszustand. Christian Gottlob Hammer (1779 Dresden - 1864 Dresden). Deutscher Landschaftsmaler und Kupferstecher. Ab 1794 Studium an der Dresdner Akademie, dort 1798 Meisterschüler bei Johann Philipp Veith. 1816 Mitglied der Akademie und dem berühmten Kreis der "Dresdner Romantiker" zugehörig. 1829 Berufung zum außerordentlichen Professor. Im Wesentlichen konzentrierte sich Hammer auf Landschaftsdarstellungen und Städtebilder. Sein umfangreiches Gesamtwerk umfasst Arbeiten in den verschiedenen Techniken, u.a. Zeichnungen in Sepia und Wasserfarben sowie Radierungen und Kupferstiche nach eigenen Entwürfen und Vorlagen anderer Künstler, u.a. Johann Clausen Dahl, Caspar David Friedrich, Ernst Ferdinand Oehme. Otto Wagner (1803 Torgau - 1861 Dresden). Deutscher Landschafts- und Architekturmaler. Ab 1816 Schüler der Dresdner Akademie und Johann Gottfried Jentzschs. 1830/31 Studienreise nach Rom. Später auch als Hof-Dekorationsmaler tätig..

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        Mineralogisch-geognostische Reise nach dem Ural, dem Altai und dem Kaspischen Meere. Erster Band: Reise nach dem nördlichen Ural und dem Altai. Mit Kupfern, Karten und Holzschnitten.

      Berlin, Sandersche, 1837.. XXX + 2 n.n. + 641 S. Priv. OHld. der Zeit.. Mit acht von neun Tafeln; anstelle von Tafel VII ist die gefaltete Karte des Altaischen Hüttenbezirks und der angränzenden Gegenden eingebunden (die Tafel VII sollte dem 2. Band beigegeben werden). Apart. - Leichte Gbrsp., etw. stockfleckig, leicht bestossen. - Rose, (1798 - 1873), war Bergeleve in Königshütte bei Tarnowitz und wurde 1820 mit der Arbeit De Sphenis atque titanitae systemate crystallino promoviert. 1823 habilitierte er sich in Berlin, erhielt 1826 eine a.o. Professur für Mineralogie und begleitete 1829 Alexander von Humboldt auf dessen Sibirienreise. 1839 wurde Rose o.Prof. der Mineralogie an der Univ. Berlin und leitete seit 1856 das Mineralogische Institut. Als Freund Eilhard Mitscherlichs beeinflußte er wesentlich dessen Entdeckung der Isomorphie. Rose, Mitglied der Preußischen Akademie der Wissenschaften und der Deutschen Akademie der Naturforscher Leopoldina (seit 1860), erforschte vor allem die Zusammenhänge zwischen geometrischen und chemischen Eigenschaften der Kristalle und legte die Grundlagen zu der noch heute bestehenden Systematik der Kristalle. (DBE)

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        [AUTOGRAPH LETTER, SIGNED, FROM JOHN QUINCY ADAMS, AS A MEMBER OF THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES, TO CONSTITUENT ANTHONY COLLAMORE, REGARDING TWO OF THE PREEMINENT ISSUES OF THE ANTEBELLUM ERA - SLAVERY, AND THE FIRST AMENDMENT RIGHT OF THE PEOPLE TO PETITION GOVERNMENT FOR THE REDRESS OF GRIEVANCES]

      Washington, D.C. April 3, 1837.. [3]pp. autograph letter, signed, on a folded folio sheet. One vertical and two horizontal folds. Neat, early repairs along the folds (mostly the horizontal fold). Light staining on (blank) fourth page. Very good. In a half morocco and cloth clamshell box. A remarkable John Quincy Adams letter - being the former president's long, detailed, and passionate defense of the First Amendment right of the American people to petition the government for the redress of grievances. Written in his post- presidency, while he was serving as a member of the House of Representatives from Massachusetts, the letter is also indicative of Adams' views on slavery and slave holders. This letter to a constituent melds Adams' strident defense of the right to petition with his personal opposition to slavery. As David Frederick observes, "more than any other congressman, Adams seized on the relationship between slavery and the right of petition and best articulated the idea that the bondage of blacks in the South infringed the freedom of white petitioners in the North." Of John Quincy Adams' defense of the right to petition the government, biographer Paul Nagel writes that it was a cause that "would benefit the American republic, as well as humanity at large." Nagel asserts that Adams' stand was often so unpopular in Congress "that Adams had the pleasure of thinking he stood alone against all the malevolence in the universe." The right to petition government is enshrined in the First Amendment to the Constitution, alongside the provisions for the right to free speech, to freedom of religion, freedom of the press, and freedom of assembly. In this powerful and moving letter, John Quincy Adams shows that he held the right to petition in equal esteem with the other rights guaranteed therein, and he would prove himself to be its foremost champion. John Quincy Adams was personally opposed to slavery, but not a vocal public abolitionist. Regardless, as early as 1831 - his first year in Congress - he began submitting petitions to the House of Representatives that were sent to him by citizens who sought to abolish the slave trade in the District of Columbia. Though not an ardent or vocal abolitionist, Adams was a firm supporter of the right of citizens to petition the government. The mid- 1830s saw a great rise in petitions to Congress to abolish slavery, especially calling for an end to the slave trade in the District of Columbia (the belief being that Congress could exercise this power in the District, if not in individual states). As a result, the right to petition came under assault beginning in late 1835, and Adams worked to defend the right against the efforts of southern slave holders and northern supporters of Andrew Jackson. Adams' efforts "made him the most famous - or notorious - of combatants on the floor of Congress during the next decade" (Nagel). In May of 1836 the House of Representatives passed the Pinckney Resolutions, the third of which contained the so-called "Gag Rule," which instructed that all petitions or memorials relating to slavery in any way would be laid on the table without being printed, discussed, or referred to committee. Adams' vocal opposition to the Gag Rule only increased the flood of anti-slavery petitions that poured into his office. The present letter was written less than a year after the passage of the Gag Rule. Two months before he wrote the letter, Adams attempted to submit to the House what he said was a petition from Virginia slaves, and southern congressmen responded by threatening to censure Adams for his attempt. Adams was no doubt still smarting from the experience when he wrote the present letter to Dr. Anthony Collamore of Pembroke, Massachusetts, with whom Adams exchanged a few letters in the 1830s, mostly on the subject of Revolutionary War pensions. Collamore apparently sent Adams a letter on March 10, inquiring about legislation on Revolutionary veteran pensions, and expressing support for Adams' efforts on behalf of abolitionist societies to petition the federal government for the abolition of slavery. Adams used the opportunity to vent his feelings on the right of petition, and also to decry the actions and motivations of the pro-slavery forces. Adams writes that citizens who live in states that forbid slavery are blessed with "uncontaminated freedom," and he calls slavery an "enormous evil." He also describes, in deeply personal terms, his intellectual journey toward support of the right of the abolitionists to petition their legislators and his remorse over his slow-developing opposition to slavery. The letter is also wonderfully illustrative of Adams' relationship with his constituents, and his deep sensitivity to their concerns and beliefs. Adams writes: "The assurances of your approbation to the course pursued by me in the House of Representatives of the last Congress in defence of the right of Petition, is very gratifying to me. If I have a political sin to answer for before Heaven it is for discountenancing beyond measure the Petitions for the abolition of slavery in the District of Columbia, and all abolition movements in the United States blessed with uncontaminated freedom. I have perhaps some apology to make to the warm hearted and well- meaning abolitionists, whose zeal for the suppression of an enormous evil has been more fervent than my own. I have certainly none to make to the ruffian Slaveholder, who would burn me at the stake or send me to the Penitentiary, for asking the question, whether among the rights of human nature, of which the American slave is robbed by his master is included the right of Petition to Congress. "I know that the vast majority of my constituents, were not inclined to countenance the petitions for the abolition of slavery in the District of Columbia, nor disposed to favour any of the movements of the abolition societies. I had favoured none of them myself. But when the popular feeling against them, broke out into riotous disturbances of their meetings - into demands from Governors of Slave States, that free citizens should be delivered up to be hung for the expression of sentiments, proclaimed in the Declaration of Independence as the Law of God and Nature against oppression, when I saw the President of the United States spurring Congress to acts of tyranny for the suppression of the freedom of the press and of correspondence by mail, I could join in no such measures to silence the mere voice of Petition. My indignation was roused by the Resolutions reported by H.L. Pinckney, and adopted by the House, smothering all discussion of them on the 25th and 26th of May 1836....I resisted the repassage on the 18th of January last, of the Resolution to nail upon the table, without discussion ALL Petitions and Papers relating to slavery or the abolition of slavery; and I persisted in presenting them as long as the house would receive them. For the last four weeks the majority of the House deliberately and inflexibly refused me the permission to PRESENT these Petitions, and upwards of one hundred and fifty of them signed by more than twelve thousand names, were left upon my hands at the close of the session. The Massachusetts Delegation generally Governor Lincoln Mr. Lawrence and Mr. Briggs particularly supported me throughout this trial; but I received no support from any other quarter of the House, and nothing was left to sustain me, but the approving voice of my constituents. Your letter therefore was cheering to me, not only as the expression of your opinion, but as an index of the opinions of many other respectable persons. "The proceedings of the Legislature of the Commonwealth upon the subject have also served to confirm me in the conviction that whatever flinching from the cause of human freedom, and the rights of American citizens there may be in other parts of the Union, Massachusetts will be true to her principles, and the descendants from the Pilgrims of Plymouth will not dishonour their forefathers." Adams begins the letter with a paragraph addressing the main subject of Collamore's most recent letter: Revolutionary War pensions. He writes that he is sending Collamore printed copies of the two most recent Congressional Acts regarding pensions, those of July 4, 1836 and March 3, 1837. He writes: "I was desirous of extending the provisions of the Latter act to every living widow of a revolutionary soldier, whether married before or after the service, and without excepting those remarried since the death of their husbands. I prepared an amendment to that effect the but the Bill passed on the last night of the session, when the pressure of any amendment would have hazarded the fate of the Bill itself." The Gag Rule was not rescinded until December 1844, when the House of Representatives approved John Quincy Adams' resolution repealing it, 108 to 80. This letter is an outstanding statement of the former President's ardent defense of a bedrock constitutional principle - the right of the people to petition their government - and an eloquent discourse on the corrupting effects of slavery on the American character. One of the greatest letters by Adams, and a statement of First Amendment rights that resonates today. David C. Frederick, "John Quincy Adams, Slavery, and the Disappearance of the Right of Petition" in LAW AND HISTORY REVIEW, Vol. 9, No. 1 (Spring 1991), pp.113-55. William Lee Miller, ARGUING ABOUT SLAVERY. THE GREAT BATTLE IN THE UNITED STATES CONGRESS (New York, 1996). Paul C. Nagel, JOHN QUINCY ADAMS. A PUBLIC LIFE, A PRIVATE LIFE (Cambridge, Ma., 1999), pp.354-81.

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        The Dispatches of Field Marshal The Duke of Wellington during his various campaigns in India, Denmark, Portugal, Spain, The Low Countries, and France from 1799 to 1818. Compiled from Official and Authentic Documents.

      London: John Murray, 1837-9 - 13 volumes octavo (216 × 138 mm) Recent dark green half morocco, contrast green linen boards, title gilt direct to spine, Some minor shelf-wear, mottling to the boards of two volumes, light toning, but overall a very good set, soundly bound. The New Edition, complete with the index. Indispensable for the study of Wellington's campaigns, and perhaps the only source for the occasional glimpse of the man. The editor had served "in all the Peninsular engagements down to the storming of Ciudad Rodrigo on 19 January 1812, where he led the 'forlorn hope' He was concussed in the breach from a head wound, but after regaining consciousness made his way to the citadel and took prisoner the governor, General Barrié, at dinner. The governor surrendered his sword, which Gurwood presented to Wellington. It was returned to him next day when Lord Fitzroy Somerset buckled it on Gurwood in the breach where he had been wounded" (ODNB). Gurwood was wounded three times in the Peninsula, and severely so at Waterloo, in 1837 he became one of Wellington's secretaries, "and was entrusted with the editing of the duke's general orders and selections from his dispatches. Gurwood and the duke were old friends, the duke taking care of Gurwood. He was made CB and in 1839 was appointed a deputy lieutenant of the Tower of London with a salary of £768 p.a., as well as a pension of £2000. However, Gurwood's closing years were clouded by ill health, partly as a result of his war wounds and partly because of the strain of editing the Dispatches. This resulted in a severe depressive illness, and on Christmas day 1845 Gurwood committed suicide " Sandler 3444.

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        Gesamtans., "Carlsruhe".

      . Lithographie v. Böhme n. Pönicke und Sohn b. Schubert in Lpz., 1837, 18 x 26,7. Selten ! Nicht bei Schefold.

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        Gesamtans., "Die Stadt Schleitz vor dem Brande am 3. Juli 1837".

      . Lithographie v. Böhme b. Poenicke & Sohn in Leipzig,, 1837, 23 x 31.

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        The Naval History of Great Britain,

      London, Richard Bentley,, 1837. From the Declaration of War by France in 1793, to the Accession of George IV. A New Edition, with Considerable Additions and Notes, and an Account of the Burmese War and the Battle of Navarino. 6 volumes, octavo (213 × 133 mm). Contemporary mid-blue hard-grained morocco, marbled boards, edges and endpapers, title direct to the spine, low bands with gilt helical twist roll, three-master tools in the first and sixth compartments, fouled anchors in third and fifth, single blind rule to corner and spine edges. 24 portraits, 38 battle-plans in the text, 28 folding tables. Spines a little sunned, mild shelf-wear, light toning, else a sound and handsome set. A "monument of accuracy - it has stood the test of time and remains the best account of the naval side of the Revolutionary and Napoleonic Wars" (Kemp, The Oxford Companion to Ships and the Sea, p. 425). First conceived of when he was held prisoner in America during the War of 1812 the Naval History is a remarkable work. Working under the motto "Verité sans Peur", James set himself standards of inclusiveness and accuracy extraordinary for the 19th century. His aim was to compile "... an exact account of every operation of naval war during the period named. He consulted not only published works, especially the official narratives, both British and French, but also the logs of the ships, and, whenever possible, the participants themselves" (ODNB). Successively mined by Forester and O'Brian for incident and colour, this well-written history is not only essential reference for the period, but makes excellent reading.

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        Album Comique par Gavarni.

      Au Bureau du Journal Amusant & du Petit Journal pour Rire, n.d.(1837-41). - Fourberies de Femmes, 1e & 2e Serie. 4to. 64 chromo-lithographed plates. Bound in half morocco, original wr., preserved. Ex-libris put on front end-paper & fly leaf. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        FEMALE INDIANS TOILET [manuscript caption title]

      [New Orleans. 1837].. Watercolor, 8 1/2 x 11 1/4 inches, made up of pencil on buff paper, with gray and brown washes, heightened with white. Fine. Matted and attractively framed. An attractive Alfred Jacob Miller watercolor showing a pair of Indian women bathing. Though unidentified beyond the caption, they are very likely members of the Snake Indian tribe, whom Miller encountered on an expedition to Wyoming in 1837. Alfred Jacob Miller (1810- 74) was one of the earliest and most important artists who produced paintings of American Indians based on his firsthand experience on the frontier. In this, he was a contemporary of Karl Bodmer and George Catlin - an artist who travelled the American West in the 1830s and created paintings of North American Indians based on his own observations and experiences. Miller is significant for travelling further west than either Bodmer or Catlin, reaching the Rocky Mountains in 1837. This image depicts a pair of Indian women in a wooded area, clad from the waist down, as they kneel beside a river and bathe themselves. Miller has rendered it in subdued earth tones, and the women themselves seem to be a part of the lush natural landscape. The outline of another group of Indians is visible in the background. Miller often featured Indian maidens in his art, and the present work is an outstanding example of the Anglo- American male gaze turned toward two Native American women, here in a state of semi- nudity. Born in Baltimore, Miller studied painting in Europe in his early twenties. He returned to Baltimore in 1834 and opened a studio, exhibiting paintings in Baltimore and Boston shortly thereafter. In 1836, Miller moved to New Orleans and opened a studio there. The following year he met Scottish baronet Sir William Drummond Stewart, retired from the British army, and agreed to join his expedition to the Rocky Mountains as the company's artist. "Miller was not driven by the fierce desire for posterity that motivated Catlin, but he would see more than both Catlin and Bodmer, for Stewart was en route to the annual rendezvous of fur trappers and traders, which [Stewart] had attended for the past four seasons" - Tyler. Captain Stewart had met Karl Bodmer and his patron, Prince Maximilian of Wied-Neuwied, in St. Louis a few years earlier, and was inspired by the details of their western journeys. Stewart, Miller, and their party began in St. Louis, completed their outfitting in Westport, and then travelled along what would become known as the Oregon Trail through Kansas, Nebraska, Wyoming, Utah, and Colorado. The ultimate destination of Stewart's group was the annual rendezvous of trappers and traders which, in 1837, took place at Horse Creek, a tributary of the Green River in present-day Wyoming. It was there that Miller first encountered the Snake Indians, who staged a grand entry to the rendezvous in Stewart's honor. Miller made dozens of sketches during the course of the three-week rendezvous, which he turned into finished watercolors and oil paintings when he returned to New Orleans in late 1837. Miller exhibited several of his western paintings in Baltimore and New York in 1838 and 1839. A large group of the watercolors that Miller produced in New Orleans in late 1837, the present work among them, were meant for Captain Stewart's personal collection. Miller travelled to Murthly Castle in Scotland in 1840 to present his paintings to Stewart and to paint further works for him. The present watercolor was part of "a fresh and lively group of pen, wash, and watercolor sketches that Stewart kept in a 'richly bound portfolio' in the drawing room" (Tyler). Provenance: This watercolor was part of the portfolio given to Sir William Drummond Stewart by Alfred Jacob Miller about 1840. It descended in the Stewart family at Murthly Castle until it appeared at auction at Chapman's in Edinburgh, June 16-17, 1871, where it was purchased by Bonamy Mansell Power. It descended through the Power family until it was consigned to auction at Parke Bernet Galleries in New York on May 6, 1966, where the album was broken up and sold as a series of watercolor drawings by Miller, "the property of Major G.H. Power of Great Yarmouth, England." This watercolor was acquired at that sale by Carl and Elizabeth Dentzel, becoming part of their collection. It was sold to the previous owner in 1996 by the Gerald Peters Gallery. A lovely and early watercolor of American Indian women by the important artist, Alfred Jacob Miller, based on his travels in the West. TYLER, ALFRED JACOB MILLER 473A ("unlocated").

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        Swan's Views of the Lakes of Scotland: A Series of Views ... Volume I

      Glasgow Joseph Swan 1837. G+: in Good condition plus without dust jacket as issued. Marbled eps. Cover with light corner wear. Spine with some minor rubbing. Binding tight. Some browning within Reprint Half-leather hardback cover 250mm x 160mm (10" x 6"). lii, 223pp. Numerous engraved plates.

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        American Monthly Magazine (\"Night Before Christmas)

      First Magazine Appearance of Moore\'s \"A Visit from St. Nicholas,\"(\"The Night Before Christmas\")[MOORE, Clement C.]. The American Monthly Magazine. January, 1837. Boston: Otis, Broaders, & Co., & New York: George Dearborn, 1837.First magazine appearance of Moore\'s poem A Visit from St. Nicholas, commonly know as The Night Before Christmas, and the first time this poem has been attributed to the author Clement C. Moore. Octavo (9 1/4 x 5 3/4 inches; 235 x 145 mm). [1]-104 pp. A collection of original writings by various authors. With a prospectus printed on back inner wrapper.Publisher\'s original printed tan wrappers. Wrappers a bit chipped along edges. Front lower corner with a small piece missing. Spine with a bit of chipping. A light old ink note on top margin of front cover. Pages a bit foxed. Overall a very good copy.Printed at the bottom of the page preceding A Visit from St. Nicholas states \"The lines which follow have been much admired, and have appeared in a variety of publications, but never, we believe, before under the name of the real author - Clement C. Moore.\"Not listed in BAL, but the \"The New-York Book of Poetry\" which was also printed in January 1837 by George Dearborn and contains the same poem and quote is listed, BAL 14347.HBS 67058.$2,500

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        "Scenes and sketches of Hindostan, with sketches of Anglo-Indian society"

      London: Wm. H. Allen & Co.. 1837. "Second edition, 2 volumes, 8vo, pp. xvi, [1], 393, [1]; xii, 377; nice copy, uncut, in contemporary and likely an Indian binding of original patterned green cloth-backed marbled boards, printed paper labels on spines.& & First published the same year in 3 volumes. & & ""Many and excellent works have lately come under our notice illustrative of India, ancient and modern; but we do not know when our attention has been so forcibly atttracted than by a series of sketches published by Miss Roberts in that excellent miscellany The Asiatic Jourtnal...""& & "

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        The Posthumous Papers of the Pickwick Club

      London: Chapman and Hall,, 1837. With Forty-Three Illustrations, by R. Seymour and Phiz. Octavo (200 x 130 mm). Late 20th-century green half morocco, green cloth boards tooled in gilt, raised bands, title and decorations to spine gilt, top edge gilt, marbled endpapers. Engraved frontispiece, vignette title page and 74 plates. Modern bookplate to front pastedown, some spotting to contents, a couple of plates slightly shaved. An excellent copy in a fresh binding. First edition in book form with mixed points, such as the vignette title page with the signboard reading "Weller" instead of "Veller" but with the two Buss plates cancelled by Dickens (facing pages 69 and 74). This copy has been appealingly extra-illustrated with the suite of 32 illustrations by Thomas Onwhyn, bearing the imprint "London: E. Grattan, 51 Paternoster Row" and dates from later (September - November) in 1837.

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        The Complete Angler

      London - Edinburgh - Philadelphia: Charles Tilt - J. Menzies - T. Wardle, 1837. Hardcover (Full Leather). Very Good Condition. Two volumes in gilt red morocco, hinges rubbed, spine ends chipped with some loss of leather at the head of volume 1, small dent to front board of vol 2. Each volume with the bookplate of Matthew White, Viscount Ridley and a shelf label inside the front cover as well as gift inscriptions to blanks. Slight scattered foxing, otherwise clean. Each volume with a frontispiece. 4 1/4" x 2 3/4", from Tilt's miniature library. xi, 152; 149, 8pp.& & The first edition of the Compleat Angler with an American imprint, they were issued two volumes in one in cloth, in two volumes in cloth, two volumes in silk and in morocco. The silk and morocco bindings are rarely seen, so though all issues are scarce. Lowndes 2829, Bibliotheca Piscatoria 229, Horne 1837. This is the first US edition. Size: 32mo. 2-volume set (complete). Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: Under 1 kilo. Category: Fishing & Hunting; Inventory No: 045013.

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        Das Recht des Besitzes. Eine civilistische Abhandlung.

      Giessen: F.G. Heyer 1837. 8° - Oktav (entspricht 18,5 - 22,5 cm) Halbledereinband 6., vermehrte und verbesserte Auflage - Exempl. in einem altersgemäß guten Gesamtzustand. Lediglich Einband etwas berieben und an Ecken und Kanten etwas bestoßen. Innen leicht gedunkelt. Im Vorsatz private Eintragung, Stempel und kleiner privater Namensaufkleber. Sonst innen lediglich etwas stockfleckig..

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        Opere scelte tanto edite che inedite die Gianvincenzo Bolgeni tratte da Manoscritti Originali ( 4 vols. in 2),

      Presso Sperandio Pompei; 1837/ 1838. - insgesamt ca. 1200 Seiten; Die hier angebotenen Bände stammen aus einer teilaufgelösten wissenschaftlichen Bibliothek und tragen die entsprechenden Kennzeichnungen/ Instituts-Stempel im Buchinnern. Schnitt und Einband sind staubschmutzig; Papier altersbedingt angebräunt/ teilweise leicht stockfleckig; Der Gesamtzustand ist ansonsten ordentlich und dem Alter entsprechend gut; KOMPLETTPREIS für 4 Teile in 2 Bänden; bei Versand ins Ausland erfragen Sie bitte zuerst die Versandkosten; LATEINISCH!! Sprache: la Gewicht in Gramm: 1200

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