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        Mishkenot Yaakov [The Dwellings of Yaakov]

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

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

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

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        The Postumous Papers of the Pickwick Club

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

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        THE POSTHUMOUS PAPERS OF THE PICKWICK CLUB

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

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        Flamingo. Phoenicopterus ruber (Linn.)

      [London: by the Author, 1837. An ornithological masterpiece by Edward Lear for John Gould's "The Birds of Europe": a work which, according to Hyman, "included some of the most remarkable bird drawings ever made." This plate is from the second of John Gould's great ornithological portfolios. Gould undertook this work not only hoping to build on the success of his first work (on the birds of the Himalaya mountains), but also in an effort to redress the imbalance between the study of local and foreign ornithology. It was his opinion that too much attention had focused on the exotic, while the beauty of the more local species was ignored. He wrote in the preface to the work from which this image comes: "It has been frequently remarked that the productions of distant countries have received a much larger share of attention than those objects by which we are more immediately surrounded; and it is certainly true, that while numerous and costly illustrations have made us acquainted with the Ornithology of most other parts of the world, the Birds of Europe , in which we are, or ought to be, more interested, have not received that degree of attention which they naturally demand. The present work has been undertaken to supply that deficiency." Edward Lear, the great wit and ornithological artist of the Victorian age, was employed by John Gould when both men were getting their careers under way early in the 1830s. It was a relationship destined to be short: Gould was a demanding, quite literal employer and Lear was a sparkling wit and, in any event, was losing his eyesight. Here he reveals his almost unique ability to portray birds as individuals rather than specimens, who radiate vitality and evoke admiration. The images in this work are the first to be published by Gould that show the liveliness of treatment that was to become such a feature of later works. This break from the traditional methods of bird depiction can be largely attributed to the influence of and contributions from Edward Lear: "They are certainly among the most remarkable bird drawings ever made, [for] it is evident that Lear endowed them with some measure of his own whimsy and intelligence, his energetic curiosity, his self-consious clumsiness and his unselfconscious charm." (Hyman) Cf. Anker, 169; cf. Balis, 101; cf. Fine Bird Books (1990), p. 102; cf. Nissen, IVB, 371; cf. Sauer, 2; cf. Zimmer, p. 251. Lithograph, coloured by hand, by Edward Lear, printed by C. Hullmandel. Very good condition with a small, expertly repaired marginal tear on the right edge, not affecting the image.

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

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

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        Autograph letter signed to Charles Waterton.

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

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        Autograph note signed to Viscount Cole, February 17, 1837

      1837 - 1 page, plus address on verso. 181 x 176 mm. Small hole where seal was broken, otherwise fine.Autograph note signed from geologist and paleontologist William Buckland, author of Reliquiae Diluvianae (1823) and the first professor of geology at Oxford University, to his former student William Willoughby Cole (1807-86), known by his courtesty title of Viscount Cole until 1840, when he assumed the title of third Earl of Enniskillen. Cole, an enthusiastic amateur geologist and paleontologist, amassed one of the world's largest collections of fossil fishes, which is now at the British Museum. He served as an M.P. in the House of Commons from 1831 until his elevation to the peerage. Buckland's note reads "I inclose a few letters which at your first leisure I will thank you to frank for myself and Mrs. Buckland." As a Member of Parliament Cole enjoyed franking privileges (free postage), which he would have routinely extended to all of his friends and colleagues as was customary at the time. Buckland would have appreciated this service, since postage in England was expensive prior to the introduction of the Penny Post in 1840. [Attributes: Signed Copy]

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        Memoirs of the Life of Sir Walter Scott, Bart

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

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        Memoirs of the Life of Sir Walter Scott

      Robert Cadell, Edinburgh 1837 - 7 Volumes 4 ¾ in. x 8 1/8 in. Pagination: (I) iv, 417 pp. (II) iii, 407 pp. (III) iii, 414 pp. (IV) iv 383 pp. (V) vii, 418 pp. (VI) ix, 393 pp. (VII) xvi, 478 pp. There is an errata slip tipped into Vol. II. All the volumes have half-title pages. Illustrated, including facsimiles. Bound in full, dark brown morocco leather by Zaehnsdorf, with their gilt stamp on the lower front inner turn-in, five raised bands on the spine, with gilt titling, double-line borders, and richly gilt inner dentelles, brown watered silk endpapers, top-edge gilt. The spines and the cover margins show a little light fading to the leather. Some pages are unopened. Each volume has the bookplate of Cleveland, Ohio-based book collector, William G. Mather (1857-1951), on the reverse of the front free endpapers. Weight is 10 lbs. Postage is extra on this item. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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

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

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        Memoirs of the Life of Sir Walter Scott, Bart.

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

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

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

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

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

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        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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        1. Casco, bateau manillois pour la navigation des rivières. 2. Guidalo, bateau de passage de Cavite à Manille 3. Grande barque de pêche de la Baie de Manille 4. Bateau pilote Chinois de Macao 5. Bateaux de pêche Chinois .iles Piedra Banca 6. Bateaux de pêche Chinois .iles Ladrones 7. Champangs de l'empereur .Macao 8. Bateaux de pêche Cochinchinois .Tourane 9. Bateaux de mandarins .Cochinchine 10. Pirogue des naturel's des Iles Anambas 11. Bateau pilote hollandais de la .Sourabaya 12. Pirogues de la rade Sourabaya .voyages . 13. Petit navire de l'Ile Célèbes

      View from 'Atlas Journal de la Navigation Autour du Globe de la Frégate la Thétis et de la Corvette l'Esperance pendant les années 1824, 1825 et 1826', plate 55, published by Arthus Bertrand, Paris, 1837 - 45 x 59 cm, original hand-colour lithograph. Ref: Borba de Moraes, I, p. 115; Sabin, 6874; cf. Ferguson 2236; Ferguson, 1204 cf. Hill, p. 31; Numa Broc, Oceanie, 89; cf. Nissen ZBI 483; Howgego, B50. Lietz, The Philippines in the 19th C, p. 8-9.

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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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        Peter Parley's Universal History, on the Basis of Geography. 2 vols in 1

      Mark H. Newman & Co., 1837, - [HAWTHORNE, Nathaniel]. [HAWTHORNE, Elizabeth]. PARLEY, Peter. Peter Parley's Universal History, on the Basis of Geography. NY: Mark H. Newman & Co., (1837). Two Volumes in One. Volume II published in 1850. Pp. (i)-viii, [i]-vii, (1), [9]-380; (4), [vii]-xii, [13]-380. Illustrated by maps and many engravings. 8vo, black cloth, black leather spine with gilt titles. Engraved title page. A volumnous text providing for students and their families a general history of mankind, with questions included at the end of each section. Written by Nathaniel Hawthorne and his sister, Elizabeth. The spine is heavily worn, with a large chip and a tear to the head, small tear at the front where the leather meets the cloth, corners and all edges well worn, front hinge broken, rear hinge starting, cloth rubbed, a general light foxing throughout, previous owner's name to the ffep. Internally sound. 1,000.00 [Attributes: 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 Poetical Works of -

      London: Edward Moxon, 1837 - Large paper copy on thick paper. 8vo. Frontispiece and steel engravings by J.M.W. Turner. vii, [iii], 306 , [2] pp. Bound in full tan calf, gilt spine, t.e.g., by Lloyd, Wallis and Lloyd. Fine, in cloth fleece-lined slipcase. Ramsden, London Bookbinders, p. 98 [Attributes: Hard 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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