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        Map of Connecticut from actual survey

      Hartford: E. Huntington, 1837. hardcover. very good(+). Case map. Engraving with original hand coloring. Image measures 18 7/8" x 20 5/8". Rare and stunning case map of the state of Connecticut divided into counties and townships. Shows major towns, waterways, canals and a compass rose. Three insets show plans of New Haven and Hartford and a map of New England. Included is a table showing the profile of the Farmington Canal and a list of Connecticut governors. Minor scattered foxing and light offsetting. A great impression, map is in remarkably good condition.

      [Bookseller: Argosy Book Store]
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        The British Flora Medica; or a History of the Medical Plants of Great Britain, 2 volumes, complete

      London: E Cox, 1837-1838, 1st edition.. Both volumes have been expertly rebacked using the original cloth, some minor light foxing to some pages in the text, the 48 hand-colored plates are bright and clean, slight wear to cloth on corners, a tight, clean very good copy.. Pp. xii, 408, frontis portrait, 25 fine hand-colored plates; 511, 23 fine hand-colored plates. Original blind-stamped dark green cloth with titles in gilt, lg 8vo.

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        The Napoleon Medals

      Henry Hering 1837. First Edition. Hardback. Very Good/No Jacket. First Edition Hering 1837. Complete with 40 plates. Offsetting to pages facing plates but plates fairly clean. Later cloth covers, some fading in parts, but very solid tight hinges. Occasional light foxing.

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        Typographie economique, ou, L’arte de l’imprimerie mis ?a port?de tous, et applicable aux diff?ns besoins sociaux

      Paris: Chez l’auteur [on wrappers] or Chez E. Duverger [verso of f. 1], 1837. Rare first and only edition. Lasteyrie proposes a method of operating a small, low-cost printing press to disseminate information and news in small towns. For the sake of economy, he reduces the number of typographical characters by eliminating most fonts and sizes (no italics, batarde, ornamental letters, or vignettes), and by replacing uppercase letters with the lowercase letter preceded by an apostrophe. By Lasteyrie’s calculation, a small press printing only a page or two at a time would require 3,535 characters, which would weigh only 10 pounds—as opposed to the 1,000 pounds of type used at a typical press. In Chapter 2 he describes the printing press and its accessories, as shown in plates 1 and 2, and then proceeds to composition, correction, and the printing process itself. Lasteyrie further explains how a copper engraving can be produced on an inexpensive press—Plates 3 and 4 are examples. The printing throughout the volume is functional but rather crude, evidently produced on Lasteyrie’s own “economical press.” The work was apparently printed 8 pages at a time on sheets 4 pages wide by one high, probably to simplify the layout for novice typographers. Lasteyrie (1759-1849) was one of the greatest promoters of lithography in France, and among the most prolific. In 1814 he studied in Germany with Alois Senefelder, the inventor of lithography; two years later, he opened one of the first successful lithography printing businesses in Paris. Lasteyrie collaborated on lithgraphs with painters such as Carle and Horace Vernet, Baron A.J. Gros, and Nicolas-Toussaint Charlet. The volume includes a leaf (p. 1) laid in that is not called for in OCLC copies or the BNF copy; it is paginated 1, and the first leaf of the text (immediately following) is paginated 1 bis. This copy has 4 plates, agreeing with the copies in Princeton and Toronto, but includes a duplicate of plate 4 (portrait of Tissot). OCLC lists Columbia, Grolier, NYPL, Harvard. * Karen F. Beall, “The Interdependence of Printer & Printmaker in Early 19th-Century Lithography,” Art Journal 39:3 (Spring 1980), pp. 195-201.. Large 8vo., (2 ff. including half title and title page, 1 f. laid in paginated “1”), 59 pp. [first paginated “1 bis”], 5 engraved plates (the 5th a duplicate of the 4th). Original printed wrappers, stitched, in a modern case. Uncut and partially unopened. Slight soiling at edges, one quire lightly browned, but overall fine.

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        Cinq Mois Aux Etats-Unis De L'Amerique De Nord, Depuis Le 29 April Jusqu'Au 23 Septembre 1835; Journal De Voyage

      Bruxelles: Societe Typographique. Very Good. 1837. First Edition. 1/4 Leather. Contemporary boards, calf spine with gold stamping and raised bands. Howes S18, Sabin 94911; A study of social and industrial conditions by Spanish scientists." Chapters on N. Y. Erie Canal, New England, Maryland, Washington DC, etc. .

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        Pickwick Papers, The ( Posthumous Papers of Pickwick Club )

      London Chapman & Hall 1837 - HBNO DJ Issued, Marblelized boards with tooled red LEATHER corners & Spine, NF+/NF-, AS-IS,NODJ, Gold gilt decorations & lettering spine, 1837 on half title & title page, 1st edition, Early printing, with S. Veller on page 342, line 5, page 260 line 29 reads holding, has his friends page 400 line 21, has notation on bottom pg.9, Cover some rub, wear Scuff primarily Extremities edges, Interior nice, tight clean with light FoX, chips to edges of some pages,609 pages, Top edges pages Gold Gilt, SIGNED by EUGENE FIELD [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        (John) A Series of Original Portraits and Caricature Etchings...with Biographical Sketches and Illustrative Anecdotes.

      Edinburgh: Hugh Paton, 1837-38 . first edition, 2 Vols. in 4, 4to., 358 fine etched plates (including the extra suite of 29 not always found) ; orig. deluxe binding of reddish tan morocco, gilt, spines evenly mellowed to tan, excellent Occasional spots of foxing and minor offset (plates to text), and with a small tear witihout loss and slight fraying at tail with loss of first letter of caption to The Craft in Danger plate (depicting elephant skeleton), but among the freshest copies we have seen of this delightful work. It portrays Edinburgh's inhabitants and visitors in the later eighteenth and early nineteenth centuries: "a unique time capsule of society which no other city has the good fortune to possess" (as we have seen it described, though can't remember where...). Subjects include Adam Smith, James Hutton, Joseph Black, Vincent Lunardi, William Robertson, William Smellie, Dr. Alexander Monro (secundus), William Cullen, Andrew Duncan, Thomas Jefferson, Admiral Duncan, Lord Hailes, John Wesley, James Bruce, Peter Williamson, Thomas Paine, and a host of other philosophers, scientists, lawyers and law lords, educators, radicals, fishwives, army and navy men, pipers, surgeons, actors and actresses, golfers, churchmen, tradespeople, beggars, freaks, rogues, eccentrics, balloonists, booksellers and balladeers: the great and good rubbing shoulders with the lowliest members of society, a just reflection of Edinburgh before the old town/new town divide. And though best known for the plates, the text provides superb biographical and anecdotal notes, largely put together by James Paterson with the help of such well-informed worthies as Robert Chambers, David Laing, Alexander Smellie and James Maidment.

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        L'univers. Atlas classique et universel de GÈographie 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 MontÈmont'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.

      [Bookseller: Hordern House Rare Books]
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        Original Commemorative Medallion for the Voyage of the Astrolabe

      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 ZÈlÈe, 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.British Historical Medals, 1207; Marquess of Milford Haven, 377.

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        THIRTY - TWO ILLUSTRATIONS To PICKWICK, By Onwhyn, and Other Eminent Artists

      [London]:: J. Newman & Co., 69, Southwark Bridge Road,. [n. d.].. 8vo. Ca. late 1840s. 2nd edition thus (Gimbel H1123; cf. Grego PICTORIAL PICKWICKIANA, p. 369, & Kitton DICKENS & HIS ILLUSTRATORS, p. 235, for a similar issue, noting Newman @ 48, Watling Street; NCBEL III, 788 for the original 1837 publication).. Period maroon half-calf with maroon cloth boards. Gilt-lettered black leather title label to spine. TEG. Marbled eps. Original pink printed wrappers bound in.. Binding - VG+ (minor extremity wear/bpt). Plates - Nr Fine.. 32 lithographic plates of scenes/characters after the 1837 steel engravings issued by E. Grattan to extra-illustrate Charles Dickens' PICKWICK PAPERS.

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        A Comic Alphabet

      London: Tilt, 1837. Second edition. Hardcover. Later 19th century three quarter navy morocco, marbled boards and matching marbled endpapers with original covers bound-in. Teg. Near fine/No Dust Jacket. Cruikshank, George. Unpaginated. 13 x 9.5 cm. The second, colored edition: 24 hand colored plates, designed, etched & published by Cruikshank. His inimitable style -- charming alphabet from ALA Mode to Zoophyte, with I-J [Isaac & John] and V-U [Very Unpleasant] doubled-up. Back cover advert for the Comic Alphabet depicts this work on the wall and dated 1837. COHN 189, says there were probably a few colored copies issued a year earlier, the first edition, "but they are of great rarity." Contents clean, bright and fresh, raised bands, spines richly gilt, joints a hint rubbed.

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      Rudolph Ackermann, London 1837 - The author was "Nimrod" the pseudonym for Mr. Apperley. Green ribbed cloth. Panelled spine with gilt designs and lettering. The spine has toned to a chocolate brown as is usual. Marbled endpapers. Engraved title-page with aquatint vignette, eighteen hand-colored plates drawn and etched by Henry Alken and T.J. Rawlins, aquatinted by E. Duncan. This second enlarged edition omitted three of the plates from the original 1835 edition and added nine new ones. Top border of the frontispiece has an old paper repair, a signature was cut out apparently. Seven of the color plates have tissue-guards, others do not. A few plates show some browning and toning of the paper along periphery, not affecting the color print. Fore-edge pp.127-130 browned. Text generally quite fresh and clean throughout. John Mytton (1796-1834) was a British eccentric and Regency rake. Many anecdotes and stories have recounted the unusual life of "Mad Jack". According to his biographer Nimrod, he once rode his pet bear "Nell" into his drawing-room in full hunt costume. He drank eight bottles of port wine a day, washing it down with brandy. He supposedly hunted ducks, late at night in winter, in the nude. He once set his nightshirt on fire while wearing it in an attempt to cure a case of hiccoughs! (See plate at p. 127). 206pp. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Memoirs of the Life of the late John Mytton. With numerous Illustrations by H. Alken and T.J. Rawlins. Second Edition, reprinted (with considerable Additions)

      Rudolph Ackermann, 1837. Roy. 8vo., Second and Best Edition, with coloured aquatint frontispiece, elaborately engraved and printed titles, and 17 fine coloured aquatint plates (some plates with original tissue guards present, a few lightly age-soiled at fore-margins only), ALL AQUATINT PLATES FINELY COLOURED BY HAND, printed title and fore-margins lightly age-soiled, C6 frayed at outer margin (not affecting text), lateral tear in J7 repaired with slight misalignment of text; handsomely bound in mid-nineteenth century green half morocco, marbled boards ruled in blind, back gilt with five raised bands tooled in gilt, second compartment lettered and ruled in gilt, all other compartments elaborately framed and tooled in gilt to a floral design, all edges marbled, marbled endpapers, joints lightly rubbed else a very good, bright, clean copy. With the large nineteenth century engraved armorial bookplate of Frederick W. Disney on front paste-down. The plate 'Stand and Deliver' is placed opposite p.50 rather than p.26 as called for. Apperley's classic account was first published in 1835 with only twelve plates; here three of the original plates are replaced by new ones, and six new plates added. This copy has all the earlier state points: plate 1 aquatinted by H. Alken, the spelling 'filly' in plate 9 and correct page numbers on plates 17-18. This copy is bound without the final printer's leaf and publisher's advertisements at end. Abbey, Life, 385; Hardie, pp.185-6 & 320; Prideaux, p.326; Tooley 67.+ . Catalogs: sports & pastimes: field sports.

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        Entrance to the Chapel of Ferdinand & Isabella

      London.: Hodgson & Graves.. [ 1837].. Tinted lithograph with handcolor, mounted on thick card as issued, , image 16 x 11 inches on sheet size 22 x 17 3/4 inches. Overall soiling to support card, a few faint foxing spots in image, image overall bright and clean. This is the title page lithograph from the deluxe first edition of David Roberts' first published set of views "Picturesque Sketches in Spain Taken During ye Years 1832 & 1833." Delicately handcolored colored at the time of publication, this edition, which was issued in a portfolio, cost more than double the standard edition. The plates were lithographed by many of the most talented lithographers of the day, this by T. Allom. Abbey (#152) notes that Roberts in fact worked on every stone, and that the views had an enormous sale, going through many printings. This view shows the gorgeous detail of the chapel entrance located in Granada, Spain. In the standard edition of the publication the wording of work's title was printed on the entrance door: in this deluxe edition this feature is not present, allowing the image to stand alone in its magnificence. .

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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

      Lon., 1837.. b/w engraved plates, lithographed chart.

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        The Posthumous Papers of The Pickwick Club

      London: Chapman and Hall, 1837 - With 30 plates by Thomas Onwhyn added First edition, with the first state of the Vignette title page with "Veller" above the Inn door, but with later state of "E" signed with pagination on p. 26. 8vo. 43 engraved plates by R. Seymour and H. T. Browne ("Phiz"). Bound in later maroon morocco, a.e.g. Inner hinges repaired. Fine. In marbled leather tipped slipcase. Smith 3 (pp. 19-27); Eckel p. 117 ff; Sadleir 698 [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: James Cummins Bookseller, ABAA]
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        Die Verantwortlichkeit der Minister in Einherrschaften und Volksvertretung, rechtlich, politisch und geschichtlich entwickelt

      Tübingen, Laupp 1837. 21 cm. 16, 726, (2) Seiten Festeinband, Pappband der Zeit - NDB 17, 694 - Stintzing / Landsb. III/2, Noten 192 - Reichs-Justizamt 1149, 202 - Erstausgabe. Für Mohl (1799 - 1875) "war das Entscheidende dabei das formale Element rechtlicher Überprüfbarkeit staatlichen Handelns" (NDB). Stempel auf Titelblatt -

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        Jacob Faithful

      London: Saunders & Otley, 1837. Illustrated Edition. leather_bound. Later 19th century uniform polished tan calf. Aeg. Near fine. 3 vols/No Dust Jacket. R.W. Buss. 304, 304, 308 pages. 19 x 13 cm. Another in the series of maritime fiction enormously popular in its day, amongst the first sea novels, by a distinguished naval hero based on his real life experiences. This hand-colored edition followed the uncolored first edition of 1834. SADLEIR 1578c." Etched frontispiece, and 3 plates [hand-colored] by R.W. Buss in each vol......Otley put out an advertisement that any owner of the uncolored copy who so desired would in due course receive a set of coloured plates in exchange for his plain ones." Fresh, bright triple decker set. Raised bands, spine panels richly gilt, inner dentelles, red and green morocco spine labels, slight nicks backstrip heads.

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        Reise des Marschalls Herzog von Ragusa durch Ungarn, Siebenbürgen, Südrußland, die Krim, an die Küsten des asowschen Meeres, nach Constantinopel, Kleinasien, Syrien, Palästina und Egypten in den Jahren 1834 und 1835. Authentische, unter Aufsicht und aus Auftrag des Verfassers besorgte deutsche Ausgabe. 4 in 1 Bd

      Stuttgart, Hallberger 1837.. 4 Bde. in 1 geb. 8°. 400 S.; 352 S.; 352 S.; 256 S., 4 Bl. (Verlagsanz.). Pbd. d. Zt. m. m. hs. zeitgen. Rückenschild. EA Röhricht 1834

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

      London: Rudolph Ackermann, 1837. ix, [3], 206pp, [2]. Near contemporary full morocco, smooth back, title in gilt, with volute and floral drops, covers with large central urn, surrounded by volutes with small flower head and fleuron tools all in gilt, gilt roll to edges, a.e.g. metal clasp engraved with 'Mr E. Whittingham, Ellenhall, Nov. 2nd 1844', inner edges with gilt frame surrounding a watered silk doublure, with watered silk free endpapers. Slightly rubbed to extremities, with small amount of colour loss, internally some occasional minor spotting, but generally clean. Additional engraved title, eighteen finely hand-coloured aquatints with tissue guards, the preferred second edition, with six more plates than the first edition. Abbey Life 385; Tooley 67; Schwerdt I:38/39. Second Edition. Full Morocco. Very Good. Illus. by Alken, H. And Rawlins, T.J.. 8vo.

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        Voleurs, Physiologie de leur moeur et du leur langue

      Paris: Chez l'auteur,, 1837. Ouvrage qui devoile les ruses de tous le fripons, et destiné à devenir le Vade Mecum de tou le honnêtes gens. 2 volumes bound as 1, octavo. Original brown half morocco, spine in compartments with gilt titles direct, marbled sides and endpapers, top and bottom edge untrimmed. Portrait frontispiece by Achille Devéria. Armorial bookplate of Philadelphia bibliophile and eccentric Moncure Biddle. Front joint rubbed, some spotting to top edge and leaves. An excellent copy. First edition of this criminological handbook (which includes a thieves' dictionary) by the great criminal-turned-decective Eugène François Vidocq (1775-1857), the father of modern criminology, and the original private detective, who was the inspiration for many literary characters invented by Balzac, Dumas and Victor Hugo (in Les Miserables, both the reformed criminal hero Jean Valjean, and the policeman villain Inspector Javert, were based on Vidocq). This copy is boldly signed on the portrait frontispiece by Vidocq himself.

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        Journals of Two Expeditions of Discovery in North-West and Western Australia During the Years 1837, 38, and 39; Describing Many Newly Discovered, Important and Fertile Districts; with Observations on the Aboriginal Inhabitants, etc.

      2 Volumes: Volume I, xiv+412 pages with black and white frontispiece, 5 color and 5 black and white plates, 11 in text illustrations, 2 maps in pocket. Volume II, viii+482 pages with color frontispiece, 10 black and white plates, 17 in text illustrations, lacks four page prospectus for Gould's Birds of Australia. Royal Octavo (" x 6") Issued in brown cloth with gilt lettering to spine. [Ferguson 3228] 1st edition.Grey is best known for his expeditions in the north-west interior of the continent, which resulted in the discover of the Glenelg River, Stephen Range and Mount Lyell. As a young lieutenant, he had made a proposal to the Colonial Office to mount an expedition to the north-west coast of Australia for the purposes of establishing a settlement there for starving Irish peasants. His plans were approved and he sailed for Australia in the Beagle in 1837. He wen on to mount two expedition in the north-west in 1838 and 1839 which yielded particularly important geographical discoveries: "His expeditions were the first to examine the previously ignored north-west interior of the continent and he discovered much useful territory. The inland explorations of Grey and Lushington (his deputy) complemented by the associated coastal explorations of Wickham and Stokes in the Beagle, were a major advance in the discovery of the Australian continent" (Wantrup, p 206) Condition:Recased with original spines laid on, scattered foxing, corners bumped. Else a very good copy.

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      [Philadelphia: E. C. Biddle, 1837]. Printed and coloured at J.T. Bowen’s Lithographic Establishment. A beautifully lithographed colour plate reproduced from the original painting by Charles Bird King after an original by James Otto Lewis. Folio, image size roughly 14 by 9 inches, with captions beneath, printed on a folio sheet of rag paper measuring 20 by 14.5 inches. An original handcoloured PLATE FROM 'One of the most costly and important works ever published on the American Indians' -Field. The lithographs from McKenney and Hall’s HISTORY OF THE INDIAN TRIBES OF NORTH AMERICA are not only amongst the greatest hand-coloured American illustrated plates of the 19th century, but are also an American cultural treasure providing an historical record of the portraits of the chiefs, warriors and women of the various tribes. The lithographs are faithfully produced from original oil paintings either by Charles Bird King painted from life in his studio in Washington or reproduced by King from the watercolours of the famous frontier artist James Otto Lewis as well as a few other artists.

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        Storia d'Italia alla miglior lezione ridotta dal professor Giovanni Rosini con una prefazione di Carlo Botta.

      Baudry,, Parigi, 1837 - Sei volumi di pp. 3.000 ca. complessive. Ritratto di Guicciardini inciso in rame all'antiporta. Unito a: BOTTA CARLO. Storia d'Italia continuata da quella del Guicciardini sino al 1789. Parigi, Baudry, 1837. Dieci volumi di pp. 5.000 ca. complessive. Ritratto del Botta inciso all'antiporta del primo volume. Unito a: BOTTA C. Storia d'Italia dal 1789 al 1814. Parigi, Baudry, 1837. Quattro volumi pp. 2.000 ca. complessive. Unito a: LANZA PIETRO. Considerazioni sulla storia di Sicilia dal 1532 al 1789 da servir d'aggiunta e di chiose al Botta. Palermo, Muratori, 1836. Pp. xiii, 592 (3). Si tratta quindi della raccolta completa delle opere storiografiche di Carlo Botta cui si aggiunge un'opera ad esse correlata. Insieme di ventuno volumi in bella legatura coeva uniforme (francese) in mezza pelle, dorsi lisci con titoli e ricchi fregi romantici, piatti, tagli e sguardie marmorizzati. Ogni volume porta scritto in oro al piede del dorso il periodo cui si riferisce. Esemplare in eccellente stato di conservazione, fresco e marginoso; senza difetti. Collezione appartenuta al Marchese Louis de Vaulchier di cui compare il timbro di possesso (con simboli massonici) a ciascun frontespizio, oltre allo stemma in oro impresso al centro di ciascun piatto anteriore della legatura. Prezioso ed interessante insieme. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        The Bivouac; Or, Stories of the Peninsular War

      nbsp; London - Richard Bentley, 1837 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. First edition. A very scarce complete set of The Bivouac; Or, Stories of the Peninsular War by William Hamilton Maxwell. First edition. In three volumes complete. With half titles to all volumes. William Hamilton Maxwell (1792 -1850) was a Scots-Irish novelist. He claimed to have entered the British Army and seen service in the Peninsular War and the Battle of Waterloo, but this is generally believed to be untrue. Afterwards he took orders, but was deprived of his living for non-residence. His novels, O'Hara (1825), and Stories from Waterloo (1834) started the school of rollicking military fiction, which culminated in the novels of Charles Lever. Maxwell also wrote a Life of the Duke of Wellington (1839-1841), and a History of the Irish Rebellion of 1798 (1845). With a dedication to 'His Excellency, Constantine Henry, Earl Musgrave' to front of first volume dated London, July 10, 1837. Previous owner's ink inscription to front pastedown to first volume. Condition: In moir cloth bindings. Externally, sound but with some wear to extremities, slight rubbing, marks and stains to boards including some ink spots and with slight loss to cloth to front joint to volume one. Internally, firmly bound. Bright and generally clean throughout with only the odd spot and handling mark. Overall: GOOD.

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      20th century, based on sketches made in 1837.. Oil on panel, 11 1/2 x 13 1/2 inches. Calligraphic title lower image. American carved and gilded wood frame. Fine condition. This colorful and lively painting of dangerous sport along the Oregon Trail depicts three mounted Indian warriors, armed with war club, spear, and bow and arrow, battling two towering and ferocious grizzly bears. Curiously, the Indians may not be enjoying a decided advantage. In a discussion of Albert Jacob Miller's numerous bear hunting pictures, western historian Ron Tyler points out that often the best way to kill a bear was to run it to death because "sometimes an arrow would not pierce him because of the thick, matted hair." An avid hunter himself, Miller produced many important paintings of traditional hunts for buffalo, elk, and bear; but he was also apparently something of an aficionado of the interspecies bloodsport illustrated here. In particular, Miller called bear fighting "dangerous sport" with "the greatest charm to reckless trapper and Indian." Miller's romantic sketches and paintings gave the world its first salient glimpse of the American interior West. In 1837 he was selected by Capt. William Drummond Stewart as artist to record an expedition up the Oregon Trail. His only duty was to sketch what interested him and, fortunately, his eye was for the wild and the unusual. The two hundred or so anecdotal sketches with which he returned served for the rest of his life as inspiration for a body of monumental western paintings that today are found in most major American art museums, including the Amon Carter Museum and the Thomas Gilcrease Museum. "Miller was a romantic painter of epic proportions [whose] works stunned sophisticated New Yorkers accustomed to the calmer canvases of Thomas Cole and his contemporaries. [Miller's paintings] represent a unique aesthetic and historical document...He compiled an unparalleled visual record...of the Indians of the West" - Tyler. "Indians Attacking Grizzly Bears" is a skilled interpretation of Albert Jacob Miller's exceptional sketches of hunting in the American West. Ron Tyler, ALFRED JACOB MILLER: ARTIST ON THE OREGON TRAIL (Amon Carter Museum, 1982), passim. Joan Carpenter Troccoli, ALFRED JACOB MILLER - WATERCOLORS OF THE AMERICAN WEST (Thomas Gilcrease Museum Association, 1990). Peggy and Harold Samuels, ILLUSTRATED BIOGRAPHICAL ENCYCLOPEDIA OF ARTISTS OF THE AMERICAN WEST (Garden City, 1972), p.324.

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        Memoirs of the Life of Sir Walter Scott, Bart

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

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        A New General Atlas of the World, Teesdale, 1837

      Dower, John : A New General Atlas of the World compiled from the latest authorities both English and Foreign containing separate maps of its various countries and states, and exhibiting their boundaries & divisions also the chains of mountains, rivers and lakes and their geographical features comprehended in forty seven maps. London: Henry Teesdale & Co., 1837. Folio, approx 270mm x 380mm with original mottled boards, lower board loose. Complete with 47 hand coloured engraved maps including the Rivers and Mountains plate. The large foldout double pages of the India plate (300mm x 710mm) have been reinforced with tape at/near the folds. Bright, clean and full original hand colour. Overall in good condition.

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        [Playbill on silk]

      S. Johnson 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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        Curtis's Botanical Magazine… Vol. XI of the New Series; or Vol. LXIV of the whole work

      London: printed by Edward Couchman, for the proprietor,Samuel Curtis [and others], 1837. Volume 64 only, octavo. (8 7/8 x 5 3/8 inches). 84 hand- coloured engraved plates (numbered from 3542-3625, plate #3542 double- page, plates #3549, #3556, # 3563, #3570, #3577, #3584, #3591, #3598, #3605, #3612 and #3619 are folding),, all by Swan, 1 after Miss Morse, 70 after Walter Hood Fitch, 13 unassigned. (Plate 3542 shaved at left margin into image area, small tears to upper blank margins of 3553-3555). Contemporary green half morocco over green pebble-grained cloth, gilt, g.e. A fine representative sample volume from the oldest illustrated botanical periodical still in production. "The reputation of the Magazine has always resided in the accuracy of its portrayal of plants. This pictorial record of garden and greenhouse plants from the temperate and tropical regions of the world has no rival.." (Desmond p.7) William Curtis had witnessed from personal experience that his clients refused to buy folio pictures of unassuming plants (vide. his Flora Londinensis) but he felt that they would subscribe to an octavo work which pictured the showy plants that filled their gardens: from this premise was born the Botanical Magazine in February 1787. The work was immediately successful, was published throughout the 19th and 20th centuries and is still produced to this day. The main glory of the Botanical Magazine has always been the coloured plates. Many of the greatest British botanical illustrators of the last two hundred years have had worked published in this periodical: the majority of the earliest plates are by Sydenham Edwards; other artists who followed in his footsteps include James Sowerby, John Curtis, William Jackson Hooker and, for much of the second half of the 19th century, Walter Hood Fitch. In the 20th century the great tradition was continued by Lilian Snelling, Margaret Stones and others. Ray Desmond A Celebration of Flowers Two hundred years of Curtis's botanical Magazine (Kew: 1987); Great Flower Books p. 83; Nissen BBI 2350; Stafleu & Cowan TL2 1290

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        Ka Ai o Ka La, a me na ui hoakaka i kela pauku i keia pauku. No. 5, 1837

      Honolulu: Mea Paipalapala a na Misionari, 1837. first edition; 16mo (leaves 15.5 cm. tall), 124 pp.; original paper wrappers, now lacking the rear cover and the spine covering, however front cover present; front cover detached with margins chipped and tattered but no letters lost, hand stamp to the imprint, an occasional leaf very browned but all entirely readable and not fragile, late leaves nibbled and rounded at lower outside corners but again no loss and block still well sewn; an annual publication, this issue with selections from Cornithians and a small portion of Galatians; the Hawaiian National Bibliography translates part of the title as "Food for the day with questions to ezplain each verse,"; text entirely in Hawaiian. Photos available upon request.

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        Two Autograph Documents Signed, in French, small 8vo, n.p. September 1, 1837, February 1, 1838

      These are boldly written receipts for salary. ?I received from Mr. Tingot my salary for the past month of August. September 1, 1837.? He signs, "Poisson." The same for the receipt dated 1838.

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        The Natural History of the Quadrupeds and Whales; being the article "Mammalia," from the seventh edition of the Encyclopaedia Brittanica. With above one hundred and fifty illustrations.

      Edinburgh: Adam and Charles Black; Simpkin, Marshall, & Co., and Hamilton, Adams, & Co. London; and John Cumming, Dublin, 1837. First edition thus.

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        Theoretisch-praktische Anweisung zum Vierschachspiele. Mit einer Sammlung von Spiel-Anfängen, durchgeführten Partien und Spiel-Endungen

      Berlin, Schroeder 1837.. Zweite, stark vermehrte Auflage. Mit gefalt. gest. Tafel. 196 S., 1 Bl. Pappband d. Zt., später bezogen mit Kiebitzpapier. L/N 4856. - Seltene Anweisung zu einem Schachspiel für 4 Personen, die 2 Teams zu bilden haben. Das auf der Tafel gezeigte Spielbrett hat die Form eines Pluszeichen. - Tls. fleckig, einige Bll. knittrig und im Falz mit Wurmspur. Die ersten 3 Bll. an der oberen Ecke mit sehr wenig Papierverlust. Eine Lage etwas hervorstehend.

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        A Summer in the PyrŽnŽes, 2 vols. 1st

      John Murray 1837. First Edition. Hardback. Near Fine/No Jacket. First Edition 1837, 2 volumes, 12 black & white copper engraved plates, bound in contempoprary chestnut half morocco, raised bands and black spine labels. Spines uniformly faded, light scuffing and rubbing to extremities. Light spotting to end leaf or two of each volume offsetting from engravings else a notably clean and crisp copy of this scarce First Edition.

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        Letters from the South: 2 volumes

      London Henry Colburn 1837. Contemporary full tan calf. Raised bands, gilt-decorated panels and brown and terra cotta title lables on the spines. Illustrated by folding plan of Algiers and ten aquatint plates. Vol one has some waterstaining on a few pages and plates, and pages are some soiled. The bindings are very good plus with beautiful spines and some wear at the hinges. In a new, hand-marbled green slipcase. Handsome set. 1st edition. Pages xx,354 and xii, 358. Campbell was a Scottish poet who visited Algeria soon after the French conquest and was a keen observer. A very pretty set. . 8 Vo.

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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'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'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's colophon now appears on page 313.

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        The Tourist in Spain, Biscay and the Castiles

      London. Robert Jennings and Company. 1837. Bound in decoratively blind embossed full crushed morocco. Gilt tooled raised bands. Gilt titles. Gilt tooled turn-ins. All edged gilded. 8vo. 6.25" x 10.0". Jenning's Landscape Annual for 1837. Illustrated with full page Frontis, title, and 19 further plate engravings from drawings by David Roberts. Complete as issued. This copy from the library William, Earl of Craven and bears his bookplate to front pastedown and ink signature to title page. Covers rubbed and scuffed with some miner soiling. Spine mildly sunned. Mild sporadic offset throughout, not affecting plates. A Very Good crisp bright copy.

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        Fisica de’ Corpi Ponderabili ossia Trattato della Costituzione Generale de’ Corpi del Cavaliere

      Torino: Stamperia Reale, 1837-41.. First edition. A very fine set of one of the great rarities of chemistry. This monumental work is the only major publication of Avogadro (1776-1856), one of the founders of physical chemistry in the early 19th century. The famous hypothesis which bears his name - that equal volumes of all gases and vapors contain the same number of ultimate molecules at the same pressure and temperature - demonstrated the link between Gay-Lussac&#39;s law of volume and Dalton&#39;s atomic theory, and provided a much needed key to the problems of 19th-century chemistry by distinguishing between atoms and molecules. The very title of this book indicates that he was concerned with atomic weights. The present work is a substantial enlargement of Avogadro&#39;s memoir, first published in 1811 in the Journal de Physique. But that paper was largely ignored for another half century, partly because it was published first in Italian (when Italy was at the periphery of scientific research) and subsequently only in minor French, German and English scientific Journals. His molecular hypothesis is widely considered to be Italy&#39;s great contribution to chemistry in the 19th century.<br/><br/> & & Emil Offenbacher, the distinguished dealer who specialized in chemistry, wrote (cat. 39, item 4, 1986) &#147;a complete set is today of great rarity&#148;. ABPC lists just four copies between the Honeyman sale (1978) and the present, the last copy being that in the Haskell Norman sale (1998). <br/><br/> & & Norman 89; Honeyman 168; Sparrow, Milestones of Science, 16 (1811 memoir). Partington, IV, p.213-17.& & 4 volumes, thick 8vo: 228 x 146 mm, bound in four fine contemporary half calf with gilt cloth title labels. Fully complete: pp. (6), XXXI, (1), 910; (2), 980, (2); (2), XIII, (1), 932, (2); XIII, (1), 926, (2), LIII, (1), (2) and 18 folding lithographed plates. Fresh and clean throughout, a very fine set.

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        Part of the Cathedral - Burgos

      London.: Hodgson & Graves.. [ 1837].. Tinted lithograph with handcolor, mounted on thick card as issued, image 16 x 11 inches on sheet size 22 x 17 3/4 inches. Overall light soiling to support card, a few faint foxing spots in image, image overall bright and clean. A view which seems to be straight out of the imagination of the Spanish architect Antoni Gaudi, this is plate 25 from the deluxe first edition of David Roberts&#39; first published set of views "Picturesque Sketches in Spain Taken During ye Years 1832 & 1833." Delicately handcolored colored at the time of publication, this edition, which was issued in a portfolio, cost more than double the standard edition. The plates were lithographed by many of the most talented lithographers of the day, this by T. Boys. Abbey (#152) notes that Roberts in fact worked on every stone, and that the views had an enormous sale, going through many printings. In this view, signed in the stone by Roberts, the ethereal Gothic Cathedral rises behind a colorful example of the local architecture on a street bustling with activity. An exceptional composition. .

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        The Posthumous Papers of The Pickwick Club

      London: Chapman and Hall 1837 London: Chapman and Hall, 1837. First edition, with the first state of the Vignette title page with "Veller" above the Inn door, but with later state of "E" signed with pagination on p. 26. 8vo. 43 engraved plates by R. Seymour and H. T. Browne ("Phiz"). Bound in later maroon morocco, a.e.g. Inner hinges repaired. Fine. In marbled leather tipped slipcase. Smith 3 (pp. 19-27); Eckel p. 117 ff; Sadleir 698 . With 30 plates by Thomas Onwhyn added

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      Monterey [Ca.]: Imprenta del Supremo Gobierno del Estado a cargo del C. Santiago Aguilar, Feb. 24, 1837.. Broadside, 12 1/4 x 8 1/4 inches. Contemporary manuscript notation of date in upper margin, as well as a note in red pencil. Old folds. Near fine. In a cloth chemise and cloth slipcase, gilt leather label. The Thomas W. Streeter copy, with his pencil notes in the upper margin. A tremendously important broadside from the first printing press established in California. Printing began in California in 1834, when Augustin Zamorano brought his press to Monterey. This item was printed by his successor, Santiago Aguilar, but was produced on that first press. In 1836, Juan Alvarado and his "Californio" cohorts, including Alvarado&#39;s uncle, Mariano Vallejo, staged a successful revolt against the centralized authority of the Mexican state. Zamorano, in fact, lost his position as official printer in the wake of this revolution, when he was forced into exile by Alvarado. Vallejo was named the military commander of California, and Alvarado the governor. This broadside was issued while Alvarado was quelling an uprising against his rule in southern California, and addresses fears of a civil war and recriminations against those who did not support the new regime. Vallejo reviews the reasons and objectives of the revolution, and denies any intention on the part of the new government to deport or mistreat any non-Californio Mexicans, promising to protect lives and property. He also reiterates that California is a free and independent state. The provenance of this copy is not recorded in the catalogue of the Streeter sale, but he bought many of his early California imprints from Henry Wagner and from Edwin Grabhorn. Howell bought this copy at the Streeter sale in 1968 for $1200, and asked $2500 for it in his catalogue 50 in 1979. We are able to locate only three other copies, at Yale, the Bancroft Library, and the Huntington Library. Examples of early California printing from the Zamorano Press are much sought after and prized by collectors and institutions alike. The significant political content of the present broadside makes it highly important and desirable. STREETER SALE 2485 (this copy). HOWELL 50:238 (this copy). COWAN, SPANISH PRESS, p.22. GREENWOOD 39. FAHEY 39. HARDING 39.

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        Peter Parley&#39;s book of the United States, geographical, political, and historical with comparative views of other countries, illustrated by maps and engravings

      Charles J. Hendee. Good. 1837. First Edition. Hardcover. Very Rare! ! ! Rebound spine in antiquated style is invery good condition. Original paper covered boards damp stained, worn, and heavily chipped at corners. Boards and spine are straight. Binding is tight. Front paste down has remnants of news clipping that had been mounted. Antiquated signature on front end sheet. Pages lightly toned with sparse foxing and otherwise in very good condition. Complete with numerous engravings within text plus the 4 maps of the United States in back. .

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        A System of Mineralogy: Including an Extended Treatise on Crystallography

      New Haven: Durrie & Peck and Herrick & Noyes, 1837. 1st Edition. Hardcover Hardcover. Fair. (Science) DANA, James Dwight. A System of Mineralogy: Including an Extended Treatise on Crystallography: With an Appendix, Containing the Application of Mathematics to Crystallographic Investigation, and Mineralogical Bibliography. New Haven: Durrie & Peck and Herrick & Noyes, 1837. 9.25 x 6, original calf leather binding, marbled page edges. Fold out plate in the back. Leather peeling on spine. Scuffing throughout. Brown spotting on pages. Fair condition.

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        A System of Mineralogy: Including an Extended Treatise on Crystallography: With an Appendix, Containing the Application of Mathematics to Crystallographic Investigation, and a Mineralogical Bibliography

      New Haven: Durrie & Peck and Herrick & Noyes, 1837. very clean and tight textblock has scattered foxing, ranging from light to moderate, with most of the interior leaves absolutely spotless and white, with excellent typographic contrast; includes four plates (two folding); All edges marbled; binding is brown, full calf, with darker brown spine label, gilt titling is clear, bright and legible; four raised bands; edges and corners moderately worn, but this binding is tight and attractive; 452p., plus an Appendix of 119 additional pages, including index and errata, followed by the plates; . First Edition. Full Leather. Very Good. Illus. by Plates. 8vo - Over 7 3/4" -9 3/4 " Tall. Hard Cover.

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        Original Commemorative Medallion for the Voyage of the Astrolabe

      Paris,: Barre, 1837.. Bronze medal, 51 mm., attractive even tone, a few edge nicks, extremely fine. A fine example of the rare original medallion commemorating the departure on 7 September 1837 of the second voyage of the Astrolabe to the South Seas, under the command of Dumont d'Urville, with his companion vessel ZÈlÈe.The French King Louis-Philippe was interested in expanding French presence in the southerly latitudes, and was all too aware of the accomplishments of the Englishman James Weddell in this region. Once again Dumont D'Urville sailed on the Astrolabe (Duperrey's old ship the Coquille renamed in honour of La PÈrouse), but this time he was instructed to take his ships to the South Shetlands and then explore as far south as the ice would allow. After many trying months in the high latitudes, the crew began to have problems with scurvy, forcing the two vessels to retreat north to Chile. From thence they sailed to ValparaÌso, the Juan Fernandez Islands, and Tahiti. The expedition spent many months visiting Pacific islands such as Samoa, Fiji and Vanikoro (this last with a view to finding out more about the wreck of La PÈrouse. Their route took included a brief stop at Port Essington, the doomed British colony in Arnhem Land, and Port Jackson, and Hobart, where he prepared for a second difficult voyage in Antarctic and New Zealand waters. They returned to Toulon in November 1840 after an arduous thirty-eight months at sea.The full inscription on the reverse reads: "Voyage autour du Monde, exploration du Pole Austral. Corvettes l'Astrolabe et la ZÈlÈe. Mr. Ducampe de Rosamel Ministre de la Marine. Mr. Dumont D'Urville Cape. de Vf. Commt. l'ExpÈdition Mr. Jacquinot Commt. La ZÈlÈe.".British Historical Medals, 1207; Marquess of Milford Haven, 377.

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        Peter Simple

      London: Saunders & Otley, 1837. Illustrated Edition. leather_bound. Later 19th century uniform polished tan calf. Aeg. Near fine. 3 vols/No Dust Jacket. R.W. Buss. 312, 324, 316 pages. 19 x 13 cm. Another in the series of maritime fiction enormously popular in its day, amongst the first sea novels, by a distinguished naval hero based on his real life experiences. This hand-colored edition followed the uncolored first edition of 1834. SADLEIR 1592c." Etched frontispiece, and 3 plates [hand-colored] by R.W. Buss in each vol......Otley put out an advertisement that any owner of the uncolored copy who so desired would in due course receive a set of coloured plates in exchange for his plain ones." Fresh, bright triple decker set. Raised bands, spine panels richly gilt, inner dentelles, red and green morocco spine labels, slight nicks backstrip heads.

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