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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.

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Nikolaus Struck]
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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.

      [Bookseller: Altea Antique Maps]
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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]

      [Bookseller: Leakey's Bookshop Ltd.]
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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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        Original Commemorative Medallion for the Voyage of the Astrolabe and the Zélée

      Paris: Barre, 1837. Bronze medal, 51 mm., extremely fine. Medal struck to commemorate the return of the second Dumont d'Urville expedition, in which the Astrolabe and the Zélée, explored the Antarctic and named Adelie Land. Such medallions are rare and most desirable, as they would have only been issued to participants in the expedition.

      [Bookseller: Hordern House Rare Books]
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        The Taglioni!!!

      R. Ackermann, London 1837 - A fine copy of the original issue on 'Whatman Turkey Mill' paper showing the Windsor coach at full speed "In 1837 and 1839, Ackermann published many aquatints after Cooper Henderson's pictures of which 'The Taglioni!!!'. is the best. Devoid of setting, except for a line for the road, the speed of the coach and the actions of the horses pulling it are accentuated by the lack of unnecessary fuss or detail. One can almost hear the whole ensemble humming along like a finely tuned machine." (Lane Cooper Henderson and the Open Road p. 60). Cooper Henderson "was educated at Brighton and then Winchester before studying rather idly for the Bar and enjoying a European tour with his father and elder brother, John. While his father and brother sketched panoramas. Cooper Henderson found, to him, more interesting subjects among the coaches, carriages and postillions 'on the road'. On Christmas Eve, 1829, he was married secretly to Charlotte By (then aged sixteen), the daughter of a Thames lighterman. Disapproving of the marriage, his father gave him a small allowance and told him to leave London. Thrown mainly onto his own resources, Cooper Henderson moved to Bracknell in Berkshire and started to paint for his living. He was quickly successful and his pictures of coaches and coaching are well known, being more accurate and lively than those of his near contemporary, James Pollard. he soon received sufficient commissions to afford to return to London where he was reconciled with his parents." (Charles Lane British Racing Prints p.119) Charles Lane Cooper Henderson and the Open Road p.96; Siltzer p.137. Aquatint, printed in colours and finished by hand, by J. Harris (expert repairs, one just touching image area).

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      London, printed by Arthur Taylor, 1838.FIRST EDITION 1838. Tall 4to, approximately 395 x 255 mm, 15½ x 10 inches, title page printed in red and black with small coat of arms, 11 full page plates including 2 folding (large folding plate of table layout with pale brown tint to table, folding page of guests), 4 plates of invitations each with 2 images, 2 tinted yellow and 2 tinted blue, plus 2 menus with green floral borders, 1 illustration in the text, 5 coats of arms as headpieces, plus 4 other headpieces, original publisher's pebbled cloth, gilt lettering to spine, blind decoration to covers, pale yellow endpapers, page edges untrimmed. Spine relaid with loss to head and tail, with new cloth showing, gilt lettering rubbed and dull, covers have uneven light fading and darkening plus a few small dark marks, wear to corners and shelf wear to edges of covers, 2 outer blank margins have small closed tears neatly repaired and have a small area which is crinkled, neither affecting text, blank endpapers very lightly foxed, light foxing to engraved plate of medal, offsetting from tinted plates onto facing blanks, occasional light foxing and age - browning, plus a few dusty marks, otherwise a very good tight clean copy. Covers the state procession, carriages, Yeomen of the Guard etc., banquet, list of performers, tickets, general abstract of bills for wines, food, fittings, parties etc, ' The following quantities of wine were provided, of the finest quality we could procure: Port, Sherry, Madeira, Claret, Burgundy, Hock, Champagne in addition to which we were presented by Mr William Gorst with a selection of choice and rare wines and liqueurs, expressly for the royal table, consisting of East - India Malmsey Madeira, Haut Sauterne, Fontignac, Hermitage, Blanc - Tinto Madeira, Malvasia, Sillery Champagne, Tokay and Paxaretta; and by Mr William Lawson with some sherry one hundred and ten years old'. MORE IMAGES ATTACHED TO THIS LISTING, ALL ZOOMABLE. FURTHER IMAGES ON REQUEST. POSTAGE AT COST.

      [Bookseller: Roger Middleton P.B.F.A.]
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        This Map of the Colony of New South Wales , Exhibiting the Situation and Extent of the appropriated lands,including the Counties, Towns, Village Reserves &c. Compiled from Authentic Surveys &c. is respectfully Dedicated to Sir John Barrow Bart. President of the Royal Geographical Society

      London: engraved by J. & C. Walker, published by J. Cross, 20 July, 1837. Dissected hand-coloured engraved map, backed on linen, 1265 x 785 mm., some flecking and toning, a few spots and wear, but a remarkablly handsome large-format map, early owner's name "J. Bowman" repeated in pen on the verso; preserved in a silk-lined green morocco case by Sangorski. Owned by John Macarthur's son-in-law. A fine and rare large-format map depicting New South Wales, of particular interest for the detailed depiction of land-holders in the colony: the mapping of the Southern Highlands, to cite just one meaningful example, shows all of the major grants to figures such as Atkinson, Coghill, Oxley, and Riley. An inset map at top left shows the Australian coastline. This map was originally owned by Dr. James Bowman (1784-1846), who has signed it "J. Bowman" four times to the verso. Bowman joined the British Navy in 1806 and a decade later was appointed to the Mary Anne as a surgeon in charge of the convicts on board. He returned to Sydney in 1817 on the Lord Eldon, now appointed principal surgeon to succeed D'Arcy Wentworth. It was on the voyage out that he became acquainted with John Macarthur, as well as an intimate of John Thomas Bigge. While serving as the head of the Sydney Hospital he married Mary, the second daughter of John and Elizabeth Macarthur, a connection which was directly responsible for him being given such an enormous tract of land in 1824 (her dowry had included 2000 merino sheep after all). Dixon's map clearly shows Bowman's enormous 14,600 acre grant at Ravensworth, not far as the crow flies from grants to William Cox and Sir Francis Forbes. The family sold Ravensworth in 1847 to Captain William Russell (on Bowman see a long entry in the Australian Dictionary of Biography). The map was published by Robert Dixon (1800-1858), a surveyor and explorer who arrived in Van Diemen's Land in May 1821 with his brother George. Initially employed by Edward Lord, in 1826 Dixon sold out and went to Sydney to work as an assistant surveyor to John Oxley. One of his first tasks was an open-boat survey of the Illawarra, and in 1827 he accompanied Mitchell to the Grose Valley in Victoria; in a follow-up expedition to the Burragorang valley Dixon became lost and nearly perished. Dixon next completed a series of important surveys in the Blue Mountains, Goulburn, Queanbeyan, the Upper Hunter, and New England. In short, he was so well-travelled that when he returned to England in 1836 he arranged for the publication of the present map, an act which so incensed Mitchell, who fiercely guarded what he saw as his proprietorial rights in the subject, that the then Surveyor-General refused to reinstate Dixon on the latter's return to New South Wales. Cast aside, Dixon settled in Moreton Bay, but soon had a falling out with Governor Gipps (in part again because of a second map that he imprudently published), and ultimately drifted back to Sydney with his family, having offended all of his putative supporters. Although his later career was marked by disappointment, 'Dixon played an outstanding part in extending geographical knowledge in New South Wales, and many of his surveys were performed under trying and hazardous conditions. He ranks high among early surveyors and explorers' (ADB). Dixon dedicated the map to Sir John Barrow, then president of the Royal Geographical Society, and it was engraved by the brothers John and Charles Walker, a firm particularly known for its association with the hydrographer James Horsburgh and the East India Company (Worms & Baynton-Williams, British Map Engravers). Other copies (such as that in the National Library) have been dissected into 40 smaller sections, unlike the 20 sections of this copy.

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        Cock of the Plains [Sage Grouse]

      London 1837 - From the first edition of "The Birds of America." One of Audubon's great images: the male sage grouse is pictured in the midst of its extraordinary mating dance while a female looks on quietly, apparently uninterested 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 its habits to the cursory observations made by a few intrepid travelers.Two of these travelers, my friends, Mr. [J.K.] Townsend and Mr. [T.] 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" (J. J. Audubon, The Birds of America, New York & Philadelphia: 1840-1844, vol. V, pp.1o6-107). "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" (R. T. & V. M. Peterson, Audubon's Birds of America, London: 1981, no. 126). Susanne M. Low, A Guide to Audubon's Birds of America , New Haven & New York: 2002, p.189. Hand-colored engraving with aquatint and etching by Robert Havell, Jr., 1837, paper watermark indistinct, some expert small repairs to lower margin. [Attributes: First Edition]

      [Bookseller: Donald A. Heald Rare Books (ABAA)]
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        The Posthumous Papers of the Pickwick Club

      London: Chapman and Hall, 1837. hardcover. very good(+). With 43 illustrations by R. Seymour and Phiz. 607pp., thick 8vo, full polished tan morocco, with leather labels, gilt X spine & dentelles by Sangorski & Sutcliffe. London: Chapman and Hall, 1837. First Edition. As often with the first edition in book form the textual points are in the second state. Less than half the plates are in the first state, but this copy has been extra illustrated with 32 plates by Thomas Onwyn. Very clean, without foxing or browning.

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        The posthumous papers of the Pickwick Club.

      Chapman & Hall, London 1837 - First edition, 2 volumes, 8vo, pp. [iii]-xiv, [2], 306; [2], 307-609; a set likely bound from the original parts (stab holes evident), but generally a mixed issue as described below; 43 etched plates by Robert Seymour, H. K. Browne ("Phiz"), and Robert William Buss, including 1 (of 2) suppressed plates by Buss; this copy also extra-illustrated with a suite of 32 engraved plates by T. Onwyn published in 8 parts between May and November 1837 by E. Grattan; bound without the half-title in later 19th century full green morocco, gilt borders on covers, gilt lettered direct on gilt-paneled spines, a.e.g.; joints a little rubbed, minor scuffing of the spine, some plates browned, otherwise a very good copy, but with stains to the endpapers due to excessive oiling of the leather. A notoriously difficult book bibliographically. This copy with Directions to the Binder leaf with 6 line errata on verso; pages 25-26 a single inset leaf; that and the following leaf both bearing the signature mark `E'; page 341-2 is in its earliest state (Hatton & Cleaver, variant A), frontispiece has 4 stripes on the chair (later there were five stripes); engraved title-p. reads "Weller" (second plate) instead of "Veller;" plates 40 and 41 are both in the third state, etc. Eckel, pp. 51-8; Gimbel A-15; Hatton & Cleaver, pp. 3-88 [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Blick auf Petersdom und Vatikan.

      . Bleistift, auf chamoisfarbenem Velin, links unten bezeichnet und datiert "Villa Pamfili Doria. 15.VI.29". 19:27,3 cm. Mit leichten Gebrauchsspuren. Verso Reste alter Verklebung.. Der Archäologe Dürler war Mitbegründer und Konservator der Antiquarischen Gesellschaft in Zürich. 1837 bestieg er als einer der ersten den Tödi im Glarnerland. Er war Sekretär der Zürcher Armenpflege, Archäologe und Hauptmann der Stadttruppen im Züriputsch. Dürler starb bei einem Absturz am Üetliberg. Die Villa Pamphili Doria befindet sich an der Via Aurelia Antica in Rom westlich des historischen Stadtteils Trastevere. Im Auftrag des Fürsten Camillo Pamphili (Pamfili) erbaut von 1644-1652 von A. Algardi (1602-1654) und G.F. Grimaldi (1606-1680). Heute ist die sie umgebende Parkanlage eine der größten der Stadt.

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        Short-Toed Eagle. Circaeëtus brachydactylus

      [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, by Edward Lear, printed by C. Hullmandel. Very good condition apart from some overall light soiling.

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        Post Office reform; its importance and practicability. Inscribed by Hill, with autograph letter

      London: W. Clowes & Sons, 1837. <p>Postal Reform; Inscribed Presentation Copy</p><p>Hill, Rowland (1795-1879). Post Office reform. 8vo. 73pp. Original printed wrappers, spine repaired, in cloth drop-back box. [London], 1837. 217 x 134 mm. Inscribed by the Author to Fred[eri]c Hill on front wrapper, with ALS to same, 2pp., May 28, 1846, laid in. Very good copy in the original state. </p> <p>First Edition. Printing and the Mind of Man 306a. The rare privately printed pamphlet outlining postal reform in Britain which became standard throughout the world. Hill&#39;s proposals included the first use of postage stamps. </p><p>The penny post inaugurated and administered by Rowland Hill required the adoption of four novel principles: (1) prepayment of postage, (2) payment by weight instead of by the number of sheets, (3) the use of envelopes, (4) the use of adhesive stamps on letters. Prior to this reform, for example, the use of an envelope would have been a novelty to most letter-writers and entailed double postage (PMM).</p><p>The accompanying letter, on London & Brighton Railway stationery, requests the attendance of the addressee at the Testimonial to be given to Hill in June, 1846; the Testimonial, a substantial monetary gift raised by public subscription, was given in recognition of Hill&#39;s work after he had been dismissed from the postal service without reward by an opposing minister. The event was one of the most memorable in his career.</p><p> Hill must have printed a very small number of the first edition for private circulation as he ran out of copies and issued a second edition the same year. This is the only inscribed presentation copy we have seen on the market in more than 40 years of trading. </p>

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        The Works of William Cowper , Esq. Comprising his poems, correspondence, and translations. With a life of the author

      Baldwin and Cradock, 1835-, London 1837 - 15 volumes, small octavo, each volume with engraved title and frontispiece, 11 portrait engravings, some foxing to preliminaries; very good, in matching contemporary full polished calf, spines with raised bands, decorated in gilt, black and red morocco labels. A first edition set of William Cowper's (1731-1800) complete works edited by Robert Southey, Poet Laureate, in an attractive binding. 'Cowper's admirable letters, of which several additions have been published, throw light on his simple, gentle, and humane personality. His poetry is notable as heralding a simpler and more natural style than the classical style of Pope and his inferior imitators' (OCEL). The set includes engravings by W. Harvey. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        White Heron [Great Egret]

      London 1837 - From the first edition of "The Birds of America." Audubon rightly calls this bird "truly elegant." He pictures a male in full breeding plumage in a habitat typical of the marshy Gulf coast. The Egret emerges from the thick reed beds, stepping carefully between the mud chimneys of the crayfish, neck bent low to investigate a horned toad. Audubon witnessed the courtship displays of these magnificent birds: "I had the pleasure of witnessing this sort of tournament or dress-ball from a place of concealment not more than a hundred yards distant. The males, in strutting round the females, swelled their throats, as Commorants do at times, emitted gurgling sounds, and raised their long plumes almost erect, paced majestically before the fair ones of their choice.These meetings took place about ten o'clock in the morning, or after they had all enjoyed a good breakfast, and continued until nearly three in the afternoon, when.they flew off in search of food" (J. J. Audubon, The Birds of America, New York & Philadelphia: 1840-1844, vol. VI, pp.132-133). This bird suffered greatly because of its plumage: "Prior to the nesting season this large, elegant white heron develops a bridal train of long white plumes" (R. T. & V. M. Peterson, Audubon's Birds of America, London: 1981, no. 34). The demand for these plumes led it to the brink of extinction, but largely through the efforts of the National Audubon Society it has made a spirited come-back, and has eventually returned to all of its previous range. ".Today the great egret nests north of the Mississippi Valley to Minnesota. There is a postbreeding dispersal during the summer months to the Great Lakes and southern Canada" (R. T. & V. M. Peterson op. cit.). Susanne M. Low, A Guide to Audubon's Birds of America, New Haven & New York: 2002, p.195. Hand-coloured engraving with aquatint and etching by R. Havell, 1837. "J. Whatman. 1837". Expertly repaired marginal tear, lower left, not intruding into image. [Attributes: First Edition]

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        Sir Thomas LAWRENCE'S Cabinet of Gems

      ACHERMAN And Co / Wm JACKSON Londres / New York 1837 - Mémorial biographique en l'honneur de Sir Thomas LAWRENCE avec 15 gravures sur cuivre aquarellées, par Frederick Christian LEWIS Excellent état de conservation, quelques rousseurs sur la page, peu sur le sujet. Reliure décollée à un endroit. Format 26 x 35cm [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        CODE CIVIL pour les ètats de S. M. le Roi de Sardaigne.

      Imprimerie Royale,, Turin, 1837 - Turin, Imprimerie Royale, 1837. Oktav. Titelblatt mit Wappensignet, (3), 691 S. Schöner zeitgenössischer Halblederband mit Buntpapierüberzug auf den Buchdeckeln und Rückenvergoldung. ERSTE AUSGABE des Codice Civile Albertino! Im Piemont wurde nach dem Zusammenbruch der Napoleonischen Herrschaft eine Restauration durchgesetzt, die selbst in Italien ohene Beispiel war. Die Wiedereinsetzung der Rechts- und Sozialordnung des Ancien Régime wurde besonders radikal durchgeführt. Das Haus Savoyen wurde in Turin wieden installiert und die Eigenständigkeit wirde ausgerufen, nachdem es unter Napoléon Teil des französischen Territoriums gewesen ist. Doch die Restauration der alten Rechtsordnung war nicht lange aufrechtzuerhalten. Schon 1815 wurde der erste Präsident des Senats von Piemont beauftragt, die Gesetzgebungsarbeiten vorzubereiten. Zunächst wurde an eine Reform des Prozeßrechtes und der Gerichtsorganisation gedacht. Erst als Carlo Alberto von Savoia-Carignano im Piemont Herzog wurde, kam die Idee auch einer Zivilrechtskodifikation neuen Schwung. Im Jahre 1831 wurden erste Vorarbeiten in Gang gesetzt. Eine Kommission unter Leitung des Justizministers, des Grafen Giuseppe Barbaroux, wurde eingesetzt, die einen Entwurf eines Codice civile auszuarbeiten hatten. Trotz regelmäßig abgehaltener Sitzungen, teilweise in Anwesenheit des Jusitizministers, dauerten die Kommissionsarbeiten mehr als sechs Jahre. Der Entwurf konnte schließlich 1835 vorgelegt werden. Am 20. Juni 1836 wurde das neue Zivilgesetzbuch erlassen und sein Inkrafttrenen auf den 1. Januar 1837 festgelegt. In System und Anlage bis hinein in die Ausformung der einzelnen Artikel lehnte sich der Codice Civile Albertino ausnahmslos an das Modell des französischen Code civil an. Jedoch kann man keineswegs von einer sklavischen Übernahme des französischen Zivilgesetzbuches sprechen, sondern gar von einer Weiterentwicklung. In vielen Bereichen formte der Codice civile Albertino Neuerungen aus, die das Gesetzbuch sogar im Vergleich zum Code civil heraustragen läßt, etwa die verfeinerten Regelungen in der Materie zum Besitz. In Artikel 440 wurde erstmals ein Urhebrrecht ausformuliert. Trotz der Widerstände im Richterum und im Consiglio di Stato fand der Codice civile bereitwillige Aufnahme und auch große Sympathie in der Bevölkereung von Piemont. Schließlich wurde ihnen wieder die Rechte gewährt, die durch den Code civil Eingang gefunden haben und auf die ein liberales Bürgertum keinesfalls verzichten will und kann. Auch im übrigen Europa wurde das Zivilgesetzbuch aufmerksam registriert. In Italien selbst wurde es bei künftigen Kodifiaktionen als Ratgeber herangezogen und in Frankreich und Deutschland wurde diese Zivilrechtskodifikation breit und lobend besprochen, etwa vom großen deutschen Juristen Mittermaier. Table du Code Titre préliminaire Livre premier: Des personnes Livre second: Des biens et des différents modifications de la proprieté Livre troisième: De différentes manières dont on acquiert la proprieté Libro primo: Delle persone I: Del godimento, e della privazione deu diritti civili II: Del modo di accertare lo stato civili III: Del domicilio IV: Degli assenti V: Degli sponsali, e del matrimonio VI: Della partenità e della figliazione VII: Dell`adozione VIII: Della patria podestà, e dell`emancipazione IX: Della minore età, della tutela, e dell`abilitazione del minore X: Dell`interdizione e del consulente giudizario Libro secondo: Dei beni e delle diverse modificazioni della proprietà I: Della distinzione dei beni II: Della proprietà III: Dell`usufrutto, dell`uso e dell`abitazione IV: Delle servitù prediali Libro terzo: Dei varii modi coi quali si acquista la proprietà I: Delle successioni II: Delle successioni testamentarie III: Delle successioni ab intestato IV: Disposizioni comuni alle successioni testamentarie ed ab intestato V: Delle donazioni tra vivi VI: Dei contratti o delle obbligazioni convenzionali in genere VII: Delle obbligazioni che si contraggono senza con

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

      Armand-Aubree, Paris 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. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Journal de la navigation autour du globe de la fregate La Thétis et de la corvette l&#39;Espérance, pendant les années 1824, 1825, et 1826

      Paris: Arthus Bertrand, 1837. Two volumes, quarto, text, with folio atlas; 56 engraved or lithograph plates and maps in the atlas, many coloured by hand; an excellent set in contemporary French half blue calf, gilt fillets on spines. FINISHED. Rare account of this French circumnavigation, with superb illustrations. The official narrative of the French voyage under the command of Hyacinthe de Bougainville, son of Louis de Bougainville. Young Hyacinthe had sailed as an ensign at the age of eighteen on the Baudin voyage: after distinguished service in the Napoleonic Wars, Bougainville was promoted to post-captain and given command of the Thétis, the second French frigate commissioned for a circumnavigation, the first having been his father&#39;s vessel, the Boudeuse. The voyage took 28 months, visiting amongst other places Pondicherry, Manila, Macao, Surabaya, Sydney (a stay of almost three months), Valparaiso and Rio. Bougainville returned to France with a fine collection of natural history specimens, and the official account of the voyage was handsomely published in this form after a delay of some 11 years. The major purpose of the expedition was political and strategic, and Bougainville&#39;s first report of 1826 gave the French government a survey of colonial possessions in Asia and of the military strength of Manila; as well as accounts of Singapore, the Australian colonies, and Spanish America. Bougainville&#39;s advice was taken into account in the development of French strategy and diplomacy in the Pacific during the 19th century. The fine plates in the atlas include a number of Australian views which are not generally as well known as the images from other French voyages of the 19th century. The topographical views include several of Sydney (Fort Macquarie, Government Stables, La Pérouse monument) and others of the countryside around (two of the Nepean, and a Blue Mountains view, as well as a fine group portrait of Aborigines of Camden shire). There is also a fine plan of Port Jackson, as well as a number of natural history plates, with those of the male and female gang-gang particularly striking. The story of Bougainville&#39;s visit to Sydney has recently been told in wonderful detail in The Governor&#39;s Noble Guest (Melbourne UP, 1999).

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        Alpenblumen; oder fünfundzwanzig malerische Ansichten interessanter Berge, Seen, Städte, Burgen, Thäler ec. im bayerischen Hochlande. Fleurs des alpes ou vingt cinq vues pittoresques de montagnes, de lacs, de villes, de chateaux, de vallees etc. dans les pays haut de la Baviere.

      München, Lindauer 1837.. Quer-4°. 31 S. (Textheft) und 25 Orig.-Lithographien von G. Kraus, davon 1 gef. Grüner Orig.-Pappbd. mit Umrisslithographie auf beiden Deckeln (von Franz Seitz?) und 25 Tafeln lose in moderner Pappkassette.,. Seltene, komplette Folge der hervorragenden, stimmungsvollen Ansichten von Gustav Kraus, erschienen als Fortsetzung der "Alpenröslein". Deutsch-französische Parallelausgabe. - Die Ansichten zeigen: Leutstetten, Starnberg, Selfeld, das obere Isarthal mit dem Karwendelgebirge, Tutzing, Diessen am Ammersee, Schleedorf mit dem Kochelsee, Walchensee, Parthie aus der Jachenau, Garmisch mit der Ruine Werdenfels, Loisachthal bei Greinau, Eibsee, Parthie aus dem Kaltbrunnerthale, Füssen, Hohenschwangau, Tölz, Hohenburg, Tegernsee, Königs-Alpe, Schliersee, die Otto-Kapelle bei Kiefersfelden, Hohen- und Niederaschau, Herrn-Chiemsee, Frauen-Chiemsee sowie ein gefaltetes Panorama mit der Aussicht vom Peissenberg. - Linker Tafelrand mit minimalen Heftungs-Spuren, insgesamt tadellos saubere Tafeln, Umschlag des Textheftes etwas benutzt. - Pressler 257-281. Bankverbindung in Deutschland vorhanden.

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        Buda es Pest. Szabad Kiralyi Varossainak Tajieirasa legmelyebb tifztelettel ajanlva

      1837. Box. Near Fine. Scarce, stunning set of four hand-colored maps and architectural vignettes of the landmarks and views of Budapest. In addition, engraved title sheet and frontis. The maps, and two other pieces, are all folding, with eight sections each. Fully open, they are 22 by 28 inches, or 71 by 56 cm. The title page has a small map of the area around Budapest at its center; it is surrounded by a band made up of rinceaux and coats-of-arms. The frontis is comprised of a panorama of the Danube and the city as seen through two Gothic windows, and decorated further with coats-of-arms. Each of the colored maps is surrounded by 22 vignettes. The color in these is extraordinarily deep and lucious, sometimes heightened with gum arablic. All the pieces are backed with linen and are housed in a period slipcase and chemise, with a paper spine that resembles calf. The box has wear and is split along a few edges, yet remains attractive. The contents are near flawless.

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        PROLUSIONES ARCHITECTONICAE; or, Essays on Subjects connected with Greek and Roman Architecture. Signed by author.

      London, John Weale, 1837.FIRST EDITION 1837, INSCRIBED BY THE AUTHOR, 4to, approximately 320 x 250 mm, 12½ x 9¾ inches, 17 engraved architectural plates including frontispiece, pages: iv, 128, bound in contemporary half red roan over marbled sides, spine gilt lettered and decorated, all edges gilt, marbled endpapers. The third blank endpaper is inscribed: "To the Marquess of Lansdowne etc., etc., etc., from the Author". Small cracks at head and tail of upper hinge and at head of lower hinge, head of spine slightly rubbed with loss of gilt (5 mm, ¼ inch), a little spotting to leather on covers, marbled paper slightly rubbed, corners slightly worn, small scrape to surface on top corner of upper cover, armorial bookplate and small printed name label on front pastedown, small inscription dated 1956 on 2nd blank endpaper, frontispiece foxed, foxing and image lightly offset onto title page, very pale foxing to 1 text page margin, all plates foxed, mainly to margins, 3 text pages adjacent to plates lightly browned, otherwise contents clean. Binding tight and firm. A very good copy of a scarce book on architecture. William Wilkins RA (1778 ? 1839) was a celebrated English architect, classical scholar and archaeologist, renowned for many buildings in London and Cambridge. After studying at Gonville and Caius College, Cambridge, he toured Greece, Asia Minor, and Magna Græcia in Italy between 1801 and 1804. He published researches into both Classical and Gothic architecture, becoming one of the leading figures in the English Greek Revival of the early 1800s. He designed buildings in the Neo - Classical style among which Downing College Cambridge, University College, London and the Yorkshire Museum. He came to prefer the Gothic style in which he designed several buildings for Cambridge colleges, including Corpus Christi chapel which was his own favourite among his works and where he is buried. His most well known work is the London National Gallery, which was completed in 1838. Lord Lansdowne whose bookplate is on the front pastedown and to whom the book is inscribed by the author was Lord President of the Council during the premiership of Earl Grey to whom the book is dedicated (1830 - 34). Wilkins thanks Earl Grey for his part in the commissioning of the Royal Academy and the National Gallery. MORE IMAGES ATTACHED TO THIS LISTING, ALL ZOOMABLE. FURTHER IMAGES ON REQUEST. POSTAGE AT COST.

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        Anatomical drawing of foot, signed and dated by the artist in pencil in the lower right corner

      Nuremberg, 1837. <p>Haag, Carl (1820-1915). Anatomical drawing of foot, signed and dated by the artist in pencil in the lower right corner. Graphite, red and black pencil on paper. Nuremberg, 1837. 415 x 520 mm.</p><p>Born and trained in Germany, Haag worked first as an illustrator and painter of portraits and architectural subjects. In 1847 he settled in England where he concentrated on water colors, and was elected to the Royal Society of Painters in Water Colours. Haag was a preeminent 19th century watercolorist and traveler, one of the most famous Orientalists of his day. He was the first artist to paint the Dome of the Rock, which he did in 1859 (under heavily armed guard) at the request of Queen Victoria, and with the permission of the Pasha of Egypt. He also chronicled the Bedouins as they traveled through five deserts. Haag&#39;s works are in many institutions, including the Victoria and Albert Museum; museums in Bristol, Leeds and Manchester in England and at Erlangen and Oberwesel in Germany; the Jordan National Gallery (Amman) and the Israel Museum (Jerusalem). 40103</p>

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        Mémoires pour servir à l'histoire anatomique et physiologique des végétaux et des animaux

      Baillière, Paris 1837 - 3 volumes in-8. [205 x 132 mm] Collation : XXXI, (1), 576 / (4), 573, (2) / 36 pp., 30 planches. Demi-basane verte, dos orné. (Reliure de l'époque.). C'est le recueil des travaux les plus importants d'Henri Dutrochet sur la physiologie. "Je considère comme non avenu tout ce que j'ai publié précédemment sur ces matières et qui ne se trouve point reproduit dans cette collection." Son célèbre mémoire sur l'endosmose, figure en tête d'ouvrage, sous sa forme définitive. Auréole d'humidité sur le dernier quart du premier volume. Reliure en belle condition. Garrison-Morton 110. Nissen 1219.

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        Die Revolution. Eine Novelle.

      . 3 vols. Breslau: Josef Max 1837. Weakly browning copy bound in nice contemporary halfleather richly decorated on spine. * First edition..

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      . Zustand: Excelente Einband: Encuadernacion de tapa dura. Barcelona. 1837. 16X11. 2 Vol. 1vol:XXXIII+187Pag+3h. 2vol. 212Pag+2h. Los Incas o la destruccion del Imperio del Peru. Ref 9.3 Biblioteca AD.

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      Kirkland, Ohio: O. Cowdery and Co. For P.P. Pratt and J. Goodson, 1837. Kirkland, Ohio: O. Cowdery and Co. For P.P. Pratt and J. Goodson, 1837. Corners rounded, front cover creased. Small piece missing from top corner of front board. Spine label is missing, original outline visible. Old split in leather at top of spine without loss. Title-page browned at extremities, two brown spots just below title. 1" x 1/2" area of paper loss bottom free corner of title-page without letter loss and ensuing three pages with loss of a few letters. Page 11 has a paper loss of 2" x 1/2" at same area of the page with several letters lost as well. Bottom corner of p.71 has old repair with thread, an excellent repair without loss of letters. General peripheral toning is noted through the text. Several areas of brown spotting pp. 403-408. One rear blank page missing. 619pp. with two pages of testimony at conclusion. Housed in a custom clamshell box with leather spine and gilt lettering. This second edition is rarely seen on the market. Three copies have sold at auction in the past 25 years. There are presently no copies available for sale on rare book sites. The exact number of copies published is a bit uncertain, probably around 3000 copies, making this second edition very difficult to obtain compared to other early editions. Hundreds of grammatical changes were made in the text from the 1830 first edition. The size was also slightly smaller than the 1830 edition.See Flake 596, Howes S-623, Sabin 83039, BYU Book of Mormon Editions. Not listed in Streeter. Please see photos.. Second Edition. Original Full Brown Sheepskin. General Moderate Wear.. 6" x 3 5/8".

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        Autograph letter signed to John Richardson

      Edinburgh, 1837. Edinburgh, 1837. <p>Bell, Charles (1774-1842). Autograph letter signed to John Richardson (1780-1864). Ainslie Place [Edinburgh], February 3, 1837 [date from postmark]. 4pp., including address leaf. 229 x 189 mm. Marginal lacuna where seal was broken, affecting two words, small marginal tear in second leaf, minor soiling, but fine otherwise, and with Bell&#39;s wax seal intact. Complete transcription included.</p><p>An extraordinarily candid and revealing letter from surgeon and anatomist Charles Bell, whose pioneering experiments in neuroanatomy led to the discovery of the Bell-Magendie law (stating that the anterior branch of spinal nerve roots contain only motor fibers and the posterior roots contain only sensory fibers), as well as the first description of Bell&#39;s palsy (facial paralysis due to a lesion of the facial nerve). </p><p>Bell, a native of Edinburgh, received his medical degree from Edinburgh University in 1799 but spent most of his career in London, where he ran the Great Windmill Street School of Anatomy (established by William Hunter) and helped to found the Middlesex Hospital Medical School. In 1836 he returned to Scotland to take the position of professor of surgery at Edinburgh University. The present letter, sent about six months after Bell&#39;s departure from England, was written to John Richardson, one of Bell&#39;s oldest and closest friends, a lawyer who, like Bell himself, had left Scotland to seek his fortune in London. In the letter Bell spoke frankly about some of the difficulties he was experiencing in his new situation, including ongoing financial troubles and the inadequacies of his surgical colleagues. The overall tone of the letter is critical and somewhat depressed, which may be why it was not included in the Letters of Sir Charles Bell (1870).</p><p>The letter begins as follows:</p><p>"Dear John, This is the end of the week when my mind has some freedom, some cessation from hourly duties, little present cares when I can think of the inmates of Fludyer Street. Still I feel here as in a dream & that awake I might walk down to my friends in Westminster thro G. park!</p><p>"The prevailing disease here is unabated & when I read the English papers I fear much on your account. I sorrowed for poor Niddle [or Neddle] fainting & felt for friend Hope with her shaken nerves."</p><p>Fludyer Street in London, where Richardson and his family lived, had also been the site of Bell&#39;s first residence in that city; his biographer notes that "the walk from Fludyer Street to Piccadilly through St. James&#39;s and the Green Park was a favorite with Bell" (Gordon-Taylor, p. 16). The names mentioned in the second paragraph are most likely those of Richardson&#39;s children; the Letters of Sir Charles Bell includes a reference to Hope Richardson&#39;s wedding. Bell then expresses his dissatisfaction with the state of surgical practice in Edinburgh:</p><p>". . . Indeed the practice here of surgery &c &c does not do-the errors I am forced to witness are painful. Tho the surgeons are well educated they want opportunities and when desperate cases, which are those I see, are under the family surgeon I have an office of great delicacy, both to do my duty & to save appearances-they want decision [i.e. lack decisiveness]--today I have seen a gentleman lost by five hours delay.</p><p>"My class continues to be as much distinguished for order & attention as by members-would some of our chairs were better filled-Monro & Home are either careless or incapable. However all goes smoothly & really my hour from ten to eleven is the shortest & pleasantest in the day!"</p><p>"Monro" refers to Alexander Monro tertius (1773-1859), who succeeded his grandfather and father as professor of anatomy at Edinburgh University. Monro&#39;s lack of ability as a teacher and administrator had led to a significant decline in enrollment at the university&#39;s medical school. We have not been able to identify "Home," but the reference cannot be to Sir Everard Home, who died in 1832.</p><p>In the next portion of the letter Bell discusses the worrying state of his finances. While in London Bell had been able to earn between £1,400 and £2,400 a year, but the professorship at Edinburgh paid only £400 annually and Bell spent the last six years of his life struggling to supplement this meager income. His anxieties over money are clearly expressed here:</p><p>"Altho&#39; I knew that Brougham has nothing to do with the Minister, I wrote to him to get me a salary (for all the rogues have salaries but me)-. He answered that he was so provoked at them refusing me a pension that he wd not ask again-. I suppose his situation precludes him. He recommended me to apply to the Lord Advocate & I replied that I wd. be d___d [damned] first.</p><p>"To you I have never made a [secret?] of Geo: Jos: difficulties & you might [per]ceive that my place here makes it rough on me. I paid £140 the other day for a printers account-bankrupt bill business. If I had got a salary I meant to have employed it in relieving him. I expect to be obliged to bind myself for no less a sum than £900. -Is it not hard. But for this I might make a respectable end of life."</p><p>Lord Brougham (Henry Peter Brougham, 1st Baron Brougham and Vaux [1778-1868]), another Edinburgh native, was a high-ranking British statesman who served as Lord Chancellor of England from 1830 to 1834. Brougham and Bell were old friends, and had collaborated on an annotated edition of William Paley&#39;s Natural Theology, published in 1836. Bell obviously hoped that Brougham would be able to pull some strings in his favor, either to increase his salary or to obtain him a government pension; however, at the time this letter was written Brougham had been out of office for three years and his political influence was diminished.</p><p>In the following paragraph Bell refers to expenses incurred by his brother George Joseph (1770-1843) in connection with the elder Bell&#39;s work for the Scottish government. In 1833 George Joseph had been made head of a royal commission to inquire into Scottish bankruptcy law, and it was he who was largely responsible for writing and issuing the commission&#39;s reports. It is evident from Charles Bell&#39;s letter that the commissioners were expected to pay their own printing costs for "bankrupt bill business," and that George Joseph was unable to do this without his brother&#39;s help.</p><p>In the remainder of the letter Bell mentions more old friends: his brother-in-law and former pupil Alexander ("Alic") Shaw (1804-90), a surgeon at Middlesex Hospital and author of An Account of Sir Charles Bell&#39;s Discoveries in the Nervous System (1860); and Henry Thomas Cockburn (1779-1854), a Scottish judge and one of the leaders of Scotland&#39;s Whig party. He ends the letter with these poignant words:</p><p>"Let me hear from time to time & always first of the household. Let me not feel that I have lost my surest friends. Marion [Bell&#39;s wife] has no complaint but looks poorly as if this country did not agree with her & now that I have said that I shall close this without giving her the corner I promised [i.e., a corner of a sheet of this letter paper to write a personal note to Richardson]. Very truly yours, C Bell.</p><p>Gordon-Taylor, Sir Charles Bell: His Life and Times. Dictionary of National Biography. 40980</p>

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        Ship&#39;s Log for the Schooner Caro - Save during an 1837 Shipwreck

      Chesapeake Bay: Manuscript, 1837. Chesapeake Bay: Manuscript, 1837. Large logbook (cover is 13.5" x 20", pages are 12" x 19") bound in heavy sailcloth. Over 13 pages of entries. Wear and tear with water stains, probably incurred during rescue from the shipwreck. The Caro was a coastal schooner, captained by A. Bacon during a voyage that began on 10 December 1837 at Alexandria, Virginia on the Potomac River. After picking up a cargo of lumber, corn, oats and hay at Georgetown in the District of Columbia, the ship sailed for Gary&#39;s Ferry on the St. Johns River near Jacksonville, Florida. Plagues with bad luck on the voyage, the ship lost some of its cargo and a few days later the main boom broke loose and destroyed both the main rigging and stern boat. Arriving on the St Johns and Black Creek they ran aground several times and required lighters to unload some of the cargo. After an unsuccessful attempt to get tow from a steamboat the crew had to tow the ship themselves using the a longboat. After unloading the remainder of its cargo, the ship sailed to Charleston, South Caroling to take on wood before departing for Chesapeake Bay. Within days, it became apparent that the ship would face heavy weather and while the crew began making preparations several gales struck the Caro. Then, on 12 February 1837 "at 11 pm the wind increased to a hurricane. Furled foresail and lay under bare poles . . . at 3 1/2 A.M. the wind & sea still worse the vessel broached to and could not get her before it again, as she lay on her beam ends. Cut away both masts: The foremast unstepped & ripped up the deck. All hands employed in stopping the hole in the deck with boards and tarparlins. . . . The main boom and mainsail went overboard with the masts." Try as they might, the crew could not stop the ship from taking on water, and by the morning of the 15th after being struck again "by gales in a heavy sea," the Caro was dead in the water, "laying in a trough in the sea leaking bad." Luckily, the Master of the Brig Tuscany bound from Charleston to Hamburg notice their plight and at 7 A.M. "All hands left the Schr & went on board the Brig taking with us the longboat and what sails, rigging, &c we could." . Canvas. Very Good. Folio - over 12" - 15" tall.

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      . Zustand: Excelente Einband: Encuadernacion de tapa dura. Madrid. 1837. XXIV+582Pag+2h+1 bella Lamina . 21X14. Holandesa con puntas. Por J. J. Zepper Demicasa, borriquero del asnologo (Seudonimo). La Obra que presentamos es la mas integra de todas sus ediciones. Contiene notas aumentadas del Canonigo de Oviedo J. Perez Necochea de gran valor. Rarissima Obra. Ref 1.3 Biblioteca A.

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        Mémoires du duc de Montpensier (Antoine-Philippe d'Orléans) prince du sang

      Imprimerie Royale, Paris 1837 - grand in-8. [218 x 144 mm] Collation : XV, 231 pp. Maroquin rouge, dos orné en long, filets et dentelles d'encadrements à froid et dorés sur les plats, avec un grand fleuron en losange au centre, tranches dorées, gardes en soie moirée bleue. (Reliure de l'époque.). "Fils cadet du duc d'Orléans, frère de Louis-Philippe, le duc de Montpensier raconte sa longue captivité à Marseille en compagnie du prince de Conti et de la duchesse de Bourbon. Son récit est très détaillé et donne à la fois une bonne peinture des m?urs révolutionnaires et une analyse politique des principaux événements du temps." Fierro, Bibliographie critique des Mémoires sur la Révolution, 1070. Autoportrait de l'auteur, gravé par Dupont en frontispice. Des rousseurs sur les premiers feuillets, qui disparaissent sur les feuillets suivants, menus défauts à la reliure. Superbe exemplaire sur grand papier et luxueusement relié. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Autograph letter signed to Charles Waterton

      Yorkshire Museum, 1837. Yorkshire Museum, 1837. <p>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.</p><p>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&#39;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&#39;s first assistant secretary from 1832 to 1859. In 1834 Phillips was appointed professor of geology at King&#39;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.</p><p>The English naturalist Charles Waterton, to whom Phillips&#39;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&#39;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!</p><p>Phillips&#39;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&#39;s interest in ornithology:</p><p>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, </p><p>Yours very truly,</p><p>John Phillips</p><p>Sec&#39;y YPS</p><p>Wikipedia, "John Phillips, geologist," and "Charles Waterton". </p>

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        The Natural History and Antiquities of Selborne. With the Naturalist's Calendar; and Miscellaneous Observations, Extracted from his Papers. A New Edition; with Notes, by Edward Turner Bennett, Esq, and others

      [by C. Whittingham, Chiswick Press], for J. and A. Arch, Longman and Co [and 14 others], London 1837 - Title-page with engraved vignette and 45 engravings in the text. 8vo. [227 x 145 x 45 mm]. xxiii, [i], 640 pp. Bound c.1920 by Kelly and Sons (signed with a gilt stamp on the rear doublure "Kelliegram Binding") in dark brown goatskin, the covers with a wide gilt border of a solid and two broken fillets, 22 swallows, and flowerheads and leaves onlaid in light and dark green, blue and red goatskin. The spine divided into six panels with gilt compartments, lettered in the second and fourth and dated at the foot, the others with onlaid flowerheads and leaves and gilt stems and dots and roundels, the edges of the boards tooled with a gilt fillet, the turn-ins and matching inside joints with gilt fillets and gouges, swallows and onlaid flowerheads and leaves, doublures of light brown goatskin, tooled in blind and with onlays of greens, browns and grey goatskin forming a pictorial scene of the rectory at front and church at rear, top edge gilt, the others untrimmed. (Spine faded). Apart from the fading to the spine the book is in fine condition, inside and out. The Kelly family had one of the longest connections in the history of the binding trade in London, having been founded in 1770 by John Kellie. The firm was carried on by successive members of the family (calling themselves Kelly and Sons) until the 1930s. They are today best known for the "Kelliegram Bindings", in which the covers or doublures bear pictorial scenes or figures composed of multi-coloured onlays, tooled in blind and gilt.

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        [Playbill on silk]

      S. Johnson, 1837. S. Johnson, 1837. Victoria on Charles Macready: "Ranting a Little Too Much at Times" Well, There May Be a Reason for That Silk Playbill Macready, William Charles (1793-1873). [Playbill on silk]. November 17, 1837. Program of Werner by Lord Byron (Featuring Macready as Werner) and Auber's opera, Fra Diavolo (first act). Printed in red and blue by S. Johnson. Victoria crown armory above copy. 19 x 12 1/2" with 2" tassels all the way around. Tipped to linen backing. Crack down center fold with no loss of text; dampstain along lower inch of playbill. Silk playbills indicate a performance in front of royalty. Macready, in the autumn of 1837, undertook the management of Covent Garden, which he opened on September 30. Following a command performance of Byron's Werner at Covent Garden on November 17, 1837, Queen Victoria criticized Macready for "ranting a little too much at times" (Foulkes, 5). This is reported to be the origin of a famous comment about the actor which stayed with him throughout his life. At this performance, Macready first met the 18 year-old Victoria, who had ascended to the throne June 20, 1837. Macready was, perhaps, exhausted by the preparation of this important event which, according to his diary, included "an overflow crowd, a great number of people [who] fainted and others [who] could not see the play due to the crowd. . . . I acted, not to please myself; I could not recover my self-possession. . . I could not help thinking as I sat dressed for Werner, waiting for my call and listening to the acclamation of the audience on the Queen's arrival, of the folly and impiety of thus pampering and spoiling the mind of one human being, and in the same act debasing those of millions" (Macready, 425-6). Perhaps his exhaustion and his "democratic" tendencies (he had already toured in America) had caused a forced performance under difficult circumstances. References: Foulkes, "Mr. Macready and his Monarch," in Victoria and Albert: Art and Love, ed. Susanna Avery Quash (2012),; Macready, The Diaries of William Charles Macready, 1833 1851 vol. I, ed. William Toynbee (1912).

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        Die Düsseldorfer Maler-Schule [Malerschule] in den Jahren 1834, 1835 und 1836. Eine Schrift voll flüchtiger Gedanken.

      Düsseldorf, J.H.C. Schreiner 1837.. 178 S. Privateinband aus späterer Zeit. Beigebunden: Verzeichnis der in dem historischen Museum der Stadt Düsseldorf befindlichen bildlichen Darstellungen, Düsseldorf 1892. Sehr gutes Exemplar..

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        Das Luftschiff. Ein Gedicht. Aus dem Dänischen von J. C. G. Johannsen.

      Kopenhagen, Reitzel, 1837.. (13,5 x 11,5 cm). XXII (2) 104 S. Illustrierter Original-Pappband.. Seltene erste deutsche Ausgabe. - Der berühmte Physiker will mit diesem Bändchen die Aufmerksamkeit der Bevölkerung mehr in Richtung Naturwissenschaften lenken. Die hübschen lithographierten Einbandillustrationen zeigen die ersten beiden Luftschiffe, mit denen Menschen eine Fahrt unternommen haben, eine Montgolfiere auf dem Vorderdeckel und einen Aerostat auf dem Rückendeckel. - Vereinzelt gering stockfleckig. Rechte obere Ecke etwas gestaucht. Einband leicht bestoßen. Rücken mit Fehlstelle im Überzug, sonst gut erhalten. - Brocket 9357; Sammlung Oberst von Brug 136

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        Homöopathische Heilversuche an Pferden.

      Heinrichshofen, Magdeburg 1837 - 1 Bl., xxxviii, 295 Seiten. marmorierter Ppbd. der Zeit, Titelvergoldung auf rotem Rückenschildchen, farbiger Blattschnitt, 20 cm. (= Homöopatische Heilversuche an kranken Hausthieren. Erster Brief). - Zweite, ganz umgearbeitete Auflage. - Deutlich berieben und bestoßen, sonst gutes Exemplar auf gutem Papier. [Homöopathie, Pferde, Veterinärmedizin, Naturheilkunde, Homöopathische Heilstoffe, Andeutungen über das Verhältnis der Potenzen, Behandlung einer Krankheit, Ausschlag, Jucken, Raude, Mauke, Raspe, Warzen, Schwammige Auswüchse, Harte Haut und Hautschrunden, haarlose Stellen, Knoten, Geschwülste, Geschwülste am Kopf, Entzündungsgeschwulst am Hals, Geschwulst an der Brust, Geschwulst an der Gurtstelle, Geschwulst am Bauch, Geschwulst des Schlauches, Geschwulst an den Füßen, wässrige Geschwülste, das laufende Feuer, Knochenauftreibungen, Knochenfraß, Geschwüre, Verhärtung der Geschwüre, Eiterung, Enstellende Spuren in Folge der Beseitigung der Geschwüre, Geschwüre in den Ohren, Fistelgeschwür, Verwundungen, Eiterung der Wunden, Satteldruck, Durchziehen an der Brust, Fieber, kaltes Fieber, Drusenfieber, Druse, Drusengeschwulst, Krankheiten der Nase, Strängel, Rotz, Wurm, Schleimfieber, Gallenfieber, Faulfieber, Nervenfieber, nervöses Faulfieber, Entzündungsfieber, Hirnentzündung, rasender Koller, Gehirnwassersucht, Schwindel, Fallsucht, stiller Koller, Saamenkoller, falsche Brustentzündung, Dämpfigkeit, Husten, eiternde Lungensucht, Leberentzündung, Gelbsucht, Kolik, Erregungsursachen der Kolik, wichtige Vorsichtsmaßregel bei kolikkranken Tieren, Kolik in Folge der Überfütterung und schädlicher Futterstoffe, Kolik in Folge von Darmentzündung, Mangeentzündung, Verstopfung, Durchfall, Aufblähung, Krippensetzen, Kolik in Folge der Würmer, Urinbeschwerden, Harnwinde, Verhalten des Urins, Blasenkrampf, Lauterstall, Blutharnen, Harnruhr, Steinbeschwerden, Blasenentzündung, Entzündung der Nieren, Kolik in Folge des Heißhungers, alphabetisches Verzeichniß der bei Kolik anzuwendenden Mittel, Mangel an Freßlust, regelwidrige Freßgier, Entzündung der Milz, Milzbrand, Verwundung der Augen, Entzündung der Augen, Mondblindheit, Monatsblindheit, Augenflecke, Hornhautflecke, Felle der Augen, Grauer Star, stierer Blick, Geschwulst der Augenlider, Geschwürigkeit der Augen, Triefen der Augen, Knoten in den Rändern der Augenlider, Entzündung des Halses, Brustwassersucht, Krankheiten des Mauls, Geschwulst des Gaumens, Verletzung der Zunge, Entzündung der Zunge, Lähmung der Zunge, Verwundung der Laden, Zahnfistel, Speichelfistel, Maulseuche, Maulsperre, Rehe, Rehe in Folge übermäßiger Anstrengung, rheumatische Lähme, Buglähme, Kreuzlähme, Lähme des Rückgrates, Lendenlähme, rheumatische chronische Lendenlähme, Hüftlähme, Lähme des Kugelgelenks, Kronentritt, eintreten spitziger Körper in die Sohle, Erbällen der Ferse, Strahlgeschwür, Strahlfäule, Hornklüste, Knollhuf, Flachhuf, Vollhuf, Zwanghuf, Schinden des Strahls, Knieschwamm, Stollschwamm, Piephacke, Flußgallen, Gallen im Sprunggelenk, Steingallen, Straubfuß, Rapfen, Stelzfuß, Sehnenklapp, Überbei, Schale, Hahnentritt, Spath, Krankheiten des Euters, Abnorme Anschwellung des Euters und der Milchadern, Verhärtung des Euters, Milchmangel, Abnorme Zustände der Geburtsorgane, Entzündung der Zucht, Drängen auf die Gebärmutter, abnorme Zustände bei der Geburt, Fehlgeburt, erfolgloses Rossen, Verblutung, Geschwürigkeit des Nabels, Nabelbruch, Fleischbruch, Leistenbruch, Nasenpolyp, Wundfieber, Dämpfigkeit] 802 Gramm. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Memoirs of the Life of the Late John Mytton, Esq. of Halston, Shropshire

      , 1837 1837. Alken Off To The Races With Apperley In The SaddleSecond Edition With the Six Extra Plates in a Fine Contemporary BindingALKEN, Henry (Illustrator). APPERLEY, C.J. (text). Memoirs of the Life of the Late John Mytton, Esq. of Halston, Shropshire. Formerly M.P. for Shrewsbury, High sheriff for the Counties of Salup & Merioneth, and Major of the North Stropshire Yeomanry Cavalry. With Notices of His Hunting, Shooting, Driving, Racing, Eccentric and Extravagant Exploits By Nimrod. With Numerous Illustrations by H. Alken and T.J. Rawlins. Second Edition. Reprinted with considerable Additions from the New Sporting Magazine. London: Rudolph Ackermann, 1837. Second and enlarged edition, with additions to the text and six extra hand-colored plates. Tall octavo. ix, [3], 206, [2], pp. Extra-engraved title-page with aquatint vignette. Eighteen hand-colored aquatint plates with tissue guards. Bound in contemporary full hard-grain crimson morocco featuring a single gilt fillet border enclosing floral and foliate gilt tooling with arabesque gilt stems surrounding a gilt vase on pedestal, to both covers. Gilt tooled and lettered spine.Silver clasp engraved "Mr. E. Whittingham / Ellenhall / Nov. 2 1844." Gilt-rolled edges. Wide gilt dentelles with elaborate border and corner-pieces, green moire silk endpapers. All edges gilt. A fine copy in a really fine silver clasped binding."A most valuable and important book for the sporting life of the period, aptly described by Newton as 'a biography of a man that reads like a work of fiction'" (Tooley)."This is not a work of fiction, for John Mytton, a rather inglorious character for a biography, was a hard-living, hard-drinking country squire of Halston, Shropshire, capable of the utmost physical endurance, and ready to accept any wager to walk, shoot or ride against any man. Many of his feats are recorded and graphically delineated, including the climax of his folly in setting his nightshirt on fire to cure a hiccough (Martin Hardie).The Plates:1. Well done, Neck or Nothing...2. A Nick, or the nearest way home.3. Wild Duck Shooting.4. What! Never upset in a gig?5. I wonder whether he is a good timber jumper!6. The Meet with Lord Derby's Stag Hounds.7. Stand and deliver.8. Tally ho! Tally ho!...9. The Oaks Filly.10. Light come, light go.11. On Baronet clears nine yards of water.12. D--n this hiccup!13. A h-ll of a row in a hell...14. Swims the Severn at Uppington Ferry.15. How to cross a country comfortably after dinner.16. Heron shooting...17. A Squire trap, by Jove!18. Now for the honour of Stropshire.Abbey, Life, 385. Tooley 67. Schwerdt 1, p. 38. Martin Hardie, pp. 185-186. Prideaux, p. 326.

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        Memoirs of the Life of the Late John Mytton, Esq. of Halston, Shropshire

      , 1837. 1837. Alken Off To The Races With Apperley In The SaddleSecond Edition With the Six Extra Plates in a Fine Contemporary BindingALKEN, Henry (Illustrator). APPERLEY, C.J. (text). Memoirs of the Life of the Late John Mytton, Esq. of Halston, Shropshire. Formerly M.P. for Shrewsbury, High sheriff for the Counties of Salup & Merioneth, and Major of the North Stropshire Yeomanry Cavalry. With Notices of His Hunting, Shooting, Driving, Racing, Eccentric and Extravagant Exploits By Nimrod. With Numerous Illustrations by H. Alken and T.J. Rawlins. Second Edition. Reprinted with considerable Additions from the New Sporting Magazine. London: Rudolph Ackermann, 1837. Second and enlarged edition, with additions to the text and six extra hand-colored plates. Tall octavo. ix, [3], 206, [2], pp. Extra-engraved title-page with aquatint vignette. Eighteen hand-colored aquatint plates with tissue guards. Bound in contemporary full hard-grain crimson morocco featuring a single gilt fillet border enclosing floral and foliate gilt tooling with arabesque gilt stems surrounding a gilt vase on pedestal, to both covers. Gilt tooled and lettered spine.Silver clasp engraved "Mr. E. Whittingham / Ellenhall / Nov. 2 1844." Gilt-rolled edges. Wide gilt dentelles with elaborate border and corner-pieces, green moire silk endpapers. All edges gilt. A fine copy in a really fine silver clasped binding."A most valuable and important book for the sporting life of the period, aptly described by Newton as &#39;a biography of a man that reads like a work of fiction&#39;" (Tooley)."This is not a work of fiction, for John Mytton, a rather inglorious character for a biography, was a hard-living, hard-drinking country squire of Halston, Shropshire, capable of the utmost physical endurance, and ready to accept any wager to walk, shoot or ride against any man. Many of his feats are recorded and graphically delineated, including the climax of his folly in setting his nightshirt on fire to cure a hiccough (Martin Hardie).The Plates:1. Well done, Neck or Nothing...2. A Nick, or the nearest way home.3. Wild Duck Shooting.4. What! Never upset in a gig?5. I wonder whether he is a good timber jumper!6. The Meet with Lord Derby&#39;s Stag Hounds.7. Stand and deliver.8. Tally ho! Tally ho!...9. The Oaks Filly.10. Light come, light go.11. On Baronet clears nine yards of water.12. D--n this hiccup!13. A h-ll of a row in a hell...14. Swims the Severn at Uppington Ferry.15. How to cross a country comfortably after dinner.16. Heron shooting...17. A Squire trap, by Jove!18. Now for the honour of Stropshire.Abbey, Life, 385. Tooley 67. Schwerdt 1, p. 38. Martin Hardie, pp. 185-186. Prideaux, p. 326.

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        Recueil de Romances, dediees a ma soeur Adele

      1837 - Eleven exquisite, highly detailed watercolors of battle scenes, landscapes, waterfronts, etc. 12mo. 16 by 10 cm. 48 leaves, writing on virtually all rectos and versos. Specifically, the watercolors include a portrait of Napoleon, a bucolic landscape with a seraph, a sheperdess in a bucolic setting, a ship in a coastal seascape, a panorama of a botanical garden at Avranche, a hilly panorama, a view of St. St.-Michel, the battles of Waterloo, Montreau and Arcole, a bouquet of flowers. In addition, there are decorative devices, most notably on the title page, and every page is framed by an unique ornamental band. The poetry, all presumably by Caillon, is written in a neat, cursive calligraphic hand. A common thread running through the writing is Normandy and the war, and Caillon pays homage to the former Emperor. Mainly, though, this is a manuscript of extraordinary phyiscal beauty.

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