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        Narrative of an Expedition into the Interior of Africa, by the River Niger, in the Steam-Vessels Quorra and Alburkah, in 1832, 1833, and 1834.

      London: Richard Bentley: 1837 - 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. 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. Engraved frontispieces, 4 engraved plates, and one lithographic chart. 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). Howgego II L7. [Attributes: First Edition]

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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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        Celeste as the Maid of Cashmere

      Celeste as the Maid of Cashmere. [London: Hodgson and Graves, November, 1837]. After a painting by E.T. Parris; Lithographed by A. Dick. Octagonal 8 x 15\" (plate size), 8 1/2 x 17 1/2\" (sheet size). Original lithograph on paper. Mounted on stiff paper, trimmed to 1/4\" of left margin, lacking publisher\'s logo at bottom. Beautifully framed. Mademe Celeste, (Anastasie Celeste des Rousselles. b. 1810, Marcilly-la-Campagne, France; d. 1882, Paris). According to Nancy Reynolds, Celeste\'s \"great popularity rested mainly on her eloquent performances in melodrama, in which she was particularly noted for her command of gesture.\" Although criticized by Binney as a popular but not a \"professional\" dancer, Celeste, according to Parmenia Migel, performed valiantly all through Europe and was \"the most beloved performer ever to tour the United States... and had the distinction of being America\'s first Sylphide.\" One of the most famous episodes of dance in 19th century America, and subject of several satirical engravings, was when Celeste in 1836 was presented to President Andrew Jackson in his chambers for a private performance. References: (Binney/English #13); Reynolds, Nancy. Madame Celeste, article in Oxford. Volume 2.

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        THE LITERARY REMAINS OF SAMUEL TAYLOR COLERIDGE; COLLECTED AND EDITED BY HENRY NELSON COLERIDGE, ESQ. M. A

      1837-1839, 1837. Book. 1st. 4 volumes. London: William Pickering, 1836-1839. First edition. 9" x 6"; xix [1] 395; vii [1] 416; xvi [1] 422; 438 pp. With the Corrigenda slip in v. 1, and the printer’s imprint on the verso of the title page of v.’s 1 & 2. Henry Nelson Coleridge (1798-1843) married his cousin Sara Coleridge, the third child of Samuel in 1829 after a long and difficult engagement that began secretly in 1822. Henry, who subsequently became executor to Coleridge’s literary estate, visited his father-in-law often and recorded long tracts of his conversation which eventually were published as "Table Talk" in 1835. Contents: v. 1.The Fall of Robespierre. Poems. A Course of Lectures. Omniana; v. 2. Shakespeare, With Introductory Matter on Poetry, the Drama, and the Stage. Notes on Ben Jonson; Beaumont and Fletcher; On the Prometheus of Æschylus [and others]; v. 3. Preface. Formula Fidei de SS Trinitate; Nightly Prayer; Notes on the Book of Common Prayer; Hooker; Field; Donne; Henry More; Heinrichs; Hacket; Jeremy Taylor; The Pilgrim's Progress; John Smith. Letter to a Godchild; v. 4. Notes on Luther; St. Theresa; Bedell; Baxter; Leighton; Sherlock; Waterland; Skelton; Andrew Fuller; Whitaker; Oxlee; A Barrister's Hints; Davison; Irving; Noble. Essay on Faith. The compilation of additional "literary remains" by scholars and biographers well into the 20th century would produce more than fifty new volumes and dispel the reputation that Coleridge unfairly acquired following his death of having been indolent. Three-quarter 19th-century dark green morocco, with green marbled sides, and matching endpapers. Edges very lightly worn; otherwise a very good set..

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        The Naval History of Great Britain, From the Declaration of War by France in 1793, to the Accession of George IV. A New Edition, with Considerable Additions and Notes, and an Account of the Burmese War and the Battle of Navarino.

      London, Richard Bentley, 1837 - 6 volumes, octavo (2137× 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. Spines a little sunned, mild shelf-wear, light toning, else a sound and handsome set. 24 portraits, 38 battle-plans in the text, 28 folding tables. A "monument of accuracy - it has stood the test of time and remains the best account of the naval side of the Revolutionary and Napoleonic Wars" (Kemp, The Oxford Companion to Ships and the Sea, p. 425). First conceived of when he was held prisoner in America during the War of 1812 the Naval History is a remarkable work. Working under the motto "Verité sans Peur", James set himself standards of inclusiveness and accuracy extraordinary for the 19th century. His aim was to compile ". an exact account of every operation of naval war during the period named. He consulted not only published works, especially the official narratives, both British and French, but also the logs of the ships, and, whenever possible, the participants themselves" (ODNB). Successively mined by Forester and O'Brian for incident and colour, this well-written history is not only essential reference for the period, but makes excellent reading. NMM, V, 2158.

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        OLIVER TWIST

      London: Bentley's Miscellany, 1837-1838. First edition. Hardcover. Very Good. 5 1/2 x 8 3/4 in. This is an interesting example; bound excerpts from the original Bentley's Miscellany in which the novel was first serialized. Author listed as Boz, not Dickens, with the original George Cruikshank illustrations. The covers of the periodical are not bound in with the text, which has some extraneous items from the originals. The illustration in the book, (fireside) facing p. 416, that Dickens objected to for the novel is here also replaced with Rose Maylie and Oliver gazing at a marble memorial. Bound in half brown levant with marbled paper and 5 raised bands and gilt titles and spine decoration. Condition is VERY GOOD ; some rubbing to extremities, leather supple, covers very clean. Binding tight and text spotless. Early seller's listing and a bookplate on the front pastedown. Some pages have a small paper label at the upper corner, probably to indicate where to cut to make a complete text of the novel. Fiction. Rare. RGR.

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        French Revolution

      Capturing the French RevolutionCARLYLE, Thomas. The French Revolution. A History. In Three Volumes. London: James Fraser, 1837.First edition. Three octavo volumes (7 3/4 x 4 3/4 inches; 197 x 121 mm). vii, [1], 404; vii, [1], 422, [2, publisher\'s ads]; vii, [1], 448 pp. Complete with half-titles and the integral ad leaf in Vol. II. Uncut.Publisher\'s brown boards, expertly rebacked to style and with original printed spine labels laid down. Some expectable rubbing to boards, but still a remarkable copy. Very difficult to find in the original boards and complete. housed in a blue cloth clamshell case with a red morocco gilt spine label.\"Of the three great political upheavals which have altered the face of the earth-the American, French and Russian Revolutions-only the French has stimulated literary masterpieces which, in turn, have made their impact, direct and indirect, upon millions of readers who would have, and have, left unread the productions of dispassionate scholarship. They are Carlyle\'s book [offered here] and the \'History of the French Revolution\' by Michelet. Carlyle wrote his French revolution as a secular \'tract for the times\' and as a warning for his compatriots of the frightful consequences of materialism, utilitarianism and democracy. Scottish puritanism and German romanticism were his lodestars; \'History is the essence of innumerable biographies\' was his historical creed. The result is not a work of scholarship but a prose epic, teeming with colorful scenes of dramatic events and imaginative portraits of the leading revolutionaries. The book at once captured the Englihs-speaking world, and has, outside France, moulded popular conceptions of the French Revolution down to the present day\" (PMM).Printing and the Mind of Man 304.HBS 65348.$5,000

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        Remarks on Military Law and the Punishment of Flogging.

      Boone., London 1837 - xii, 276pp. 'To major John Macphail from his sincere friend and comrade, the author, Bath 10th August 1837 inscribed to title page, 2 pages handwritten text in authors (?) hand and cartoon of Napier inserted. Text block is clean and tight, both boards seperated and sufficient of spine to re-lay. 600g 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

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        Pauline Duvernay. After a drawing by J.F. Lewis, printed by C. Hullmandel

      . Pauline Duvernay. After a drawing by J.F. Lewis, printed by C. Hullmandel. [London: T. Mclean, February 14th, 1837]. Octagonal 8 1/2 x 15" (plate size) 13 x 17 3/4" (full sheet). Original lithograph on paper, with contemporary hand coloring. Chipping to margins, a few minor scuffs to surface of image, top of publisher's logo trimmed. A very good copy with delicate colors, mounted on still paper. Repaired tear not affecting images. A few scuffs. The print represents Duvernay as Florinda in The Devil on Two Sticks. References: Beaumont & Sitwell #43 (pictured). Chaffee. English #45. Guest (1954) (Pictured on dust jacket cover and frontispiece).

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        TA., Schloßruine, Blick ins Nahetal, "Die Ruinen der Burg Böckelheim".

      . Lithographie v. Borum n. Scheuren b. Kehr, 1837, 21,8 x 28,2. Reiniger, Kreis Kreuznach, Schloßböckelheim, 22.2 - Breitrandig und mit Verlegertrockenstempel.

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        Kun en Spillemand - Original Roman i to Dele.

      - 3 bind i 1. C.A. Reitzel, København 1837. (2)+164+162+(2)+133 sider. Med alle tre smudstitelblade og en trykfejlsliste. Indbundet i et samtidigt pænt halvlæderbind med tidstypisk rygforgyldning. Siderne let plettede og sidste blad nydeligt restaureret uden teksttab. Med Reitzels nedsættelsesstempel på sidste blad. * BFN 308. Fint eksemplar af H.C. Andersens anden store roman. Komplet med alle smudstitelblade og med trykfejlsliste.

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        Dreiviertelfigur stehend in seinem Atelier, hinter ihm dargestellt eine Totenmaske von Bonaparte und Pistolen.

      1837. Lithographie, Paris 1837, von Charles Baugniet (1814 Brüssel - Sevres 1886), auf festem Velin. 50,2:38,3 cm. Mit der Adresse: Etabl.t Royal de Lith.ie de de Wasme-Pletinckx. - Nicht ganz frisch.. Baugniet widmete sich vor allem dem Porträt. Seine ersten Versuche in der Lithographie datieren von 1827. Seit 1833 veröffentlichte die belgische Zeitschrift L'Artiste bemerkenswerte Porträts von ihm, darunter auch einige Künstlerbildnisse.

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        A document signed early in Robert E. Lee's career while overseeing the improvement of St. Louis Harbor, 1837

      Partly printed Document Signed "R E Lee L[eutenan]t. [of] Eng[inee]rs", 1 page, 3" x 8", St. Louis, 1837. Mounting remnants on corners, a few minor marginal chips, extreme light toning, else very good.Lee, only eight years out of West Point, signs a certification of an invoice, affirming "That the articles charged in the within account, have been received, where necessary for, and have been or will be applied, for the objects within stated, to the Improvement of the HARBOR OF ST. LOUIS." Offered together with a carte-de-visite photograph of a middle-aged Lee in civilian clothing by D. Appleton (glue remnants on verso), a nice color reproduction of his portrait at the Corcoran Gallery of Art, as well as three commemorative half-dollar coin, each featuring a portrait of Lee (all of which bear mounting remnants on the obverse). A terrific collection of material that would make for an excellent framed wall display.

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        Mémoire sur le calcul des probabilités appliqué à la médecine, lu à l'académie royale de médecine dans la séance du 25 avril 1837.

      Paris, Baillière, 1837. - in-8. 134pp. 1f. Broché, couverture moderne. Edition Originale de cet important mémoire lu à l'occasion du débat qui opposa, à l'Académie de Médecine de Paris, les partisans de la statistique médicale et ses détracteurs. Benigno Juan Isidro Risueño d'Amador (1802-1849) était un médecin espagnol, né à Cartagena (Murcia) et professeur à la faculté de médecine de Montpellier; il fut l'un des premiers défenseurs de l'homéopathie en France, et c'est lui qui prit la tête du mouvement contre l'emploi des probabilités en médecine, dont cet ouvrage recueille les arguments en faveur de "la méthode inductive". "La théorie dite des probabilités semble renfermer des difficultés et des contradictions logiques peut-être insolubles, même dans la spéculation mathématique pure". Références à Pascal, Bernouilli, Leibnitz, Euler, Condorcet, Laplace, etc. Bon exemplaire. Voir Rosser Matthews, La introducción de los métodos estadísticos en la medicina de los siglos XIX y XX (2005). [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

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        Opera omnia.Praefatione W. A. Schoeppffii.

      Celli 1837-1842 In 8 g. !5 voll + Indices di pp.1000 cadauno . Ril. m. tela e tasselli cartonati.

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        L'univers. Atlas classique et universel de Géographie ancienne et moderne

      Paris: Armand-Aubree, 1837. Six volumes, small quarto, with a total of 38 engraved maps of various sizes, dissected and laid down onto 22 folding linen sheets (each about 480 x 680 mm); eight pages of descriptive text in folio format in vol. V; the backing sheets uniformly browned; contemporary French quarter morocco, spines gilt in compartments between raised bands, a handsome set. A remarkably attractive presentation of this Atlas. Its 38 engraved maps were designed to complement Montémont's huge, 46-volume, Histoire Universelle des Voyages. The maps have been laid down on linen for greater ease of use, and the whole work elegantly bound as six volumes. The first volume contains ancient and modern world maps, while the other five volumes are each devoted to a continent. The map of Australia and the Pacific is large and has a long list of island names based on Dumont d'Urville's tables.

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        Pauline Duvernay. After a drawing by J.F. Lewis, printed by C. Hullmandel

      Pauline Duvernay. After a drawing by J.F. Lewis, printed by C. Hullmandel. [London: T. Mclean, February 14th, 1837]. Octagonal 8 1/2 x 15" (plate size) 13 x 17 3/4" (full sheet). Original lithograph on paper, with contemporary hand coloring. Chipping to margins, a few minor scuffs to surface of image, top of publisher's logo trimmed. A very good copy with delicate colors, mounted on still paper. Repaired tear not affecting images. A few scuffs. The print represents Duvernay as Florinda in The Devil on Two Sticks. References: Beaumont & Sitwell #43 (pictured). Chaffee. English #45. Guest (1954) (Pictured on dust jacket cover and frontispiece).

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        De Rijn in afbeeldingen en Tafereelen geschetst.

      "2 volls.Part II; De Boven-Rijn in Afbeeldingen en Tafereelen geschetst.2 differint steelengr.titles. 2 Maps in Leporello. Part I 66 steelengr.views,174pp. and Part II 72 steelengr.views, 160pp.. Plates by Stone,Watts Ao after Tombleson. First and only dutch edition.Amsterdam by G.J.A.Beijerinck.1837".

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        Gesamtansicht mit dem Kloster, dahinter der See und Berge.

      . Lithographie von J.N. Ludwig, 1837, 15 x 21 cm.. Aus dem 1. Jahrgang von Johann Baptist Dilgers "Vaterländisches Magazin" von 1837. Die sehr seltene Zeitschrift erschien in nur fünf Jahrgängen. Die ersten beiden Jahre 1837 und 1838 erschienen bei Palm & Enke in Erlangen, die Jahrgänge 1839 bis 1841 bei George Jacquet in München.

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        Surgical Observations on Tumours with Cases and Operations

      London Crocker & Brewster 1837. Cover and spine worn with upper board detached. Text block firm and in good condition. Some light browning. Ex.-lib. Royal College of Surgeons First Edition Half leather marbled board cover 220mm x 140mm (9" x 6"). xvi, 607pp. Sixteen hand-coloured plates.

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        Schmuckblatt mit verschiedenen Szenen des Berliner Gesellschaftslebens und des Tanzes. Fein aquarellierte Federzeichnung auf Papier, monogrammiert und datiert.

      Berlin, 1837.. Bildmaß der Darstellung: 24 x 21,5 cm ( Höhe x Breite ). Mit 14 Feldern mit Darstellungen verschiedener Tänze bzw. Szenen um den Tanz und das Gesellschaftsleben Berlins im Biedermeier - mittig mit Auflistung der gezeigten Tänze: Polonaise, Walzer, Contredanse, Galopp, Masurek, Walzer, Contredanse, Galopp, Cotillon. Rechts unten mit *WN* in verschlungenem Monogramm monogrammiert ( für Wilhelm Nerenz ) sowie unten von Nerenz handschriftlich datiert mit Ortsangabe: * Am 14ten März 1837, Berlin*. Untenstehend am Außenrand ferner von alter Hand mit *Nerenz* bezeichnet. Gezeigt werden Herren und Damen im Gespräch ( 2 Felder ) - eine Musikkapelle - Aufforderung zum Tanz ( 2 Felder ) - 2 Felder mit Tänzen - Die Garderobe und der Abschied - 2 rauchende Herren in Einzelfeldern - Herren im Gepräch - Herren beim Festessen - Herren beim Kartenspielen. In der floralen Umrahmung mit Dekorelementen wie allerlei Vögeln, Sektgläsern, einer Wein- oder Sektflasche, einer Katze etc. Gesamtgröße des Blattes 30 x 24 cm. Das Blatt etwas fleckig und gebräunt, verso mit Resten alter Montierung - insgesamt aber guter Zustand. >>>Literatur: Thieme-Becker, Band XV, Seite 389 <<<<.

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        New South Wales; its Present State and Future Prospects

      London: D. Walther, 1837. Octavo, 314 pp.; contemporary green moire cloth, slightly worn, spine slightly sunned, leather spine label, gilt lettered title on upper board. Exceptionally rare: a special pre-publication issue of Macarthur&#39;s New South Wales; its Present State and Future Prospects. This prime association copy bears the bookplate of Sir William Molesworth, chairman of the historic Select Committee on Transportation of 1837, to which Macarthur gave evidence. Apparently this advance issue was produced for the members of the committee. This copy was subsequently in the Bonython collection. Although attributed to James Macarthur, the fourth son of John Macarthur, only the Preface and the chapter on voluntary emigration were actually written by him. The remainder of the book was written at Macarthur&#39;s instruction by Edward Edwards, who was largely responsible for the development of the public library system in Great Britain; and who was paid eighty pounds for the work. It includes chapters on colonial policy, transportation, the administration of justice and local government, jury law, education and religious instruction, and the general resources of the colony and of its future prospects. The appendices include the petitions and official papers in support. The collation of this special copy varies from the final published form: it consists of the appendices, but does not include the final three leaves of additional statistics, and with the "List of Appendix", five leaves, moved from the beginning to the end, slightly altered and printed on lighter paper. Pages 103-106 are also on this lighter paper and without the press signature present in the complete work, and the printer&#39;s colophon now appears on page 313.

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        UTILITARIAN, / [large cut, 5 x 8 1/2 inches, of a beautiful stallion being held by a groom with three horses and farm buildings amidst rolling hills and a stand of trees in the background] / By Eclipse, out of a thorough-bred Roebuck mare, possessing all the useful quali- / ties, and fine action for the road / [followed by 11 lines of text describing the horse and setting out terms for him to stand at stud]. Signed in type at the end "John H. Cocke."

      John H. Cocke nd [1837, determined by the horses named in the text], [Bremo, Fluvanna Co., Virginia] - Broadside, 17 1/4 x 11 inches, employing a large bold type for the one-word head and printed on course brown paper; the wood engraving is signed in the image "Anderson." The horse stood at Cocke's Fluvanna County, Virginia, plantation, Bremo, on the James River. Not in American Imprints through 1846. Not in Hummel or his "More Virginia Broadsides." OCLC locates one copy (Virginia). Unusually and rather uniformly freckled with tiny spots of foxing, an attractive Virginia stud broadside. (#5354) John Hartwell Cocke (1780-1866), whose ancestors first appeared in Virginia shortly after the settling of Jamestown "inherited a fortune as well as refinement and native ability from his forebears, and after attending William & Mary College (1794-99), he chose the life of a country gentleman at 'Bremo' in Fluvanna County, to which he removed about 1803 progressive and prescient in all things, he promoted new agricultural mehods, the founding of agricultural societies, the development of waterways and steam navigation, and various public improvements. During the War of 1812, [as a newly minted brigadier general] . he commanded the Virginia soldiery guarding Richmond slavery he denounced as a curse to commonwealth and nation a friend to popular education, he sponsored sounder primary and secondary school systems . his contribution [to the development of the University of Virginia] was subordinate only to that of of Thomas Jefferson and Joseph C. Cabell conscientious, tenacious of opinion, boldly independent, and devoid of partisanship, sectarian or regional he was a zealous reformer the causes which he supported indicate him to have been one of the most remarkable Virginians of his generation in power of foresight, a pioneer of modern social reform" (DAB). For amplification of Cocke's military service, see the "War of 1812" item in this list.

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        Glossy Ibis

      [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, whilst 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. Very good condition apart from some overall light soiling and a few skillfully repaired small tears in the top and left margins. Trimmed to the image on the bottom of the sheet.

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        Berlin ( Titel auf dem Buchumschlag ).

      Berlin, Schröder, um 1837.. ohne Titelblatt. Mit 18 Ansichten in Lithographie von Lütke, qu.- 4°. Or.- GLwd. mit goldgeprägtem Titel auf dem Vorderdeckel.. Ernst, Berlin in der Druckgraphik, verzeichnet unter "Lütke" alle Ansichten. Sehr seltene Ansichtenfolge von Berlin im Bildformat 14,7 x 21 cm.. Die Ansichten, von 1 - 18 durchnummeriert, sind teilw. leicht stockfleckig und haben jeweils den Verlegertrockenstempel der Firma Schröder im unteren Rand. Sie zeigen das Brandenburger Tor, Neue Wache und Zeughaus, Universität, Palais des Prinzen Wilhelm, Oper, Gendarmenmarkt, Palais des Königs, usw.

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        Mogg's New Plan of London.

      1837 - London, 1837. Original colour. Dissected and laid on linen, as issued. 470 x 910mm, with separately-printed key under the map, total 550 x 910mm. With slipcase with illustrated publisher's label. Slipcase rubbed. A detailed map of central London in fine colour. Extending from Hyde Park in the west, clockwise to Regent's Park, Pentonville, Bethnal Green, Stepney, Rotherhithe, Lambeth & Belgravia. Trafalgar Square is marked, three years before work started. Below the map is a key of '900 of the Principal Places' with a grid system of location. HOWGEGO: 353a, state 3 of 5.

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        Blick von Richtung Gauting auf Starnberg mit Schloß und Kirche, im Hintergrund der See mit Bergpanorama.

      . Lithographie von J.N. Ludwig, 1837, 15 x 21 cm.. Aus dem 1. Jahrgang von Johann Baptist Dilgers "Vaterländisches Magazin" von 1837. Die sehr seltene Zeitschrift erschien in nur fünf Jahrgängen. Die ersten beiden Jahre 1837 und 1838 erschienen bei Palm & Enke in Erlangen, die Jahrgänge 1839 bis 1841 bei George Jacquet in München.

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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 by Lieut. Colonel Gurwood.

      John Murray, London 1837 - New edition. 12 vols. 8vo. Full calf, raised bands, gilt. Marbled edges and endpapers. No inscriptions. Lacking the thirteenth (index) volume. A handsome set. Extra postage at cost will be required. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Sketches of New South Wales. I[-XX]

      Saturday Magazine, 1836-, London 1837 - 20 parts, in 24 issues, small folio, with woodcut illustrations throughout; bound together in modern half blue morocco. Rare compilation ? the full run of twenty parts. A series of valuable contemporary accounts of New South Wales in the 1830s by William Romaine Govett, one of Sir Thomas Mitchell's assistant-surveyors. Mitchell described Govett as perhaps the ablest delineator in his department and remarkably clever at dealing with unexplored country. In the course of his work he discovered Govett's Leap in the Blue Mountains, named by Mitchell in his honour. On his return to England, Govett submitted his manuscript and illustrations to John Parker who published it over two years in The Saturday Magazine. This rare compilation represents the full run of twenty parts, handsomely bound. [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        Chace, The Turf, and the Road, The

      London: John Murray, 1837. - Alken Off To The RacesWith Apperley In The SaddleFirst Edition[ALKEN, Henry, illustrator]. NIMROD (pseud. of Charles J. Apperley). The Chace, The Turf, and the Road. With Illustrations by Henry Alken, and a Portrait by D. Maclise. London: John Murray, 1837. First edition in book form, originally serially published in the Quarterly Review. Octavo (8 3/4 x 5 3/8 in; 223 x 135 mm). xx, 301, [1, printer's slug], [18, publisher's catalogs] pp. Thirteen hand-colored plates, some in aquatint, with tissue guards, and plain, stipple-engraved portrait frontispiece. Publisher's original pictorial green cloth with gilt vignette and borders blocked in blind, expertly recased. Gilt decorated spine. Spine very slightly faded, still an excellent copy. Housed in a later green cloth clamshell case.Charles James Apperley (1777-1843), English sportsman and sporting writer, better known as Nimrod, the pseudonym under which he published his works on the chase and on the turf. A devoted fox-hunter, around 1821 Apperley began to contribute a series of articles to The Sporting Magazine, under the pseudonym of "Nimrod," that covered horse races, hunt meets and other sporting events. His references to the personalities of the people he knew or met at such events helped to double the circulation of the magazine within a few years. Mr. Pittman, the proprietor of The Sporting Magazine, gave Nimrod a handsome salary and defrayed all the expenses of his tours. He also gave Nimrod a stud of hunters. After Pittman's death, the proprietors of the magazine sued Apperley for the money that had been advanced. To avoid imprisonment, Apperley moved to Calais in 1830, where he supported himself by writing. Apperley is best known for his two books, The Life of a Sportsman, and Memoirs of the Life of John Mytton, both of which were illustrated with colored engravings by Henry Thomas Alken. Apperley eventually returned to England and died in Upper Belgrave Place, London, on 19 May 1843.The Plates:1. Preparing to Start.2. Getting Well Off.3. The Race - Epsom.4. The Melton Hunt.5. Getting Away.6. A Queerish Place.7. A Pull Up.8. The Lane.9. Whissendine Brook.10. The Death.11. It's The Comet, &c.12. The Regulator.13. The Quicksilver Mail.Podeschi 152. Siltzer. p. 73. Schwerdt I, p. 36. [Attributes: First Edition]

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