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        Bullarii Romani Continuatio. Volume One and Two: Clement XIII, Annum Primum, et Secundumn with Annum Tertium ad Sextum

      37 - Rome - ReverendaeCamerae Apostolicae, 1837 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. Volume One and Two of this scarce collection of Papal Bulls. These volumes consist of Bulls from Pope Clement XIII during his first to sixth year. Volume One and Two only. According to Copac, there are nineteen volumes in this impressive collection of papal bulls, although many do not seem readily available. Condition: Volume One: In marbled paper-covered hardback binding. Externally, rubbed and bumped, with slight loss. The spine is detached. The joints are starting. Internally, generally firmly bound, generally bright, with occasional browning andintermittent light background foxing. There is slight loss to the bottom corner of page xvii. There are tidemarks to page 17-24. Overall: GOOD ONLY. Volume Two: In a half vellum binding, with marbled boards. Externally, some rubbing. Internally, firmly bound, bright, with scattered foxing. Overall: VERY GOOD..

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        THE NAVAL HISTORY OF GREAT BRITAIN

      Published by Richard Bentley, 1837. Hardback. Very Good. Very good condition with no wrapper. The Naval History of Great Britain From the Declaration of War by France in 1793 to the Accession of George IV by William James. A New Edition, with Additions and Notes, and an Account of the Burmese War and the Battle of Navarino by Captain Chamier in Six Volumes. Library binding of red cloth with gilt title to spine. Folding tables. Little evidence of being ex-library apart from bindings. Contains the folding abstracts showing vessels belonging to the British Navy for 1793-1820 - 28 abstracts in total. Prelims foxed. Abstracts strengthened at folds. Appendices and notes to abstracts at end of each volume. A tidy set. [S]

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        A Treatise on Bread or Bread-making

      Boston: Light & Stearns 1 Cornhill, 1837. 9.5x15cm. [2], [3]-131 pages + 12 ads. First edition. Sylvester Graham began his career as a temperance reformer but soon expanded his efforts to control the affairs of the stomach to beyond alcohol. Against the backdrop of fear that the European cholera epidemic would soon arrive on American shores, Graham developed a theory of healthy living which included well-ventilated rooms, exercise, and regular baths, as well as a vegetarian diet. The diet consisted mostly of fruits and vegetables and bread from unbolted flour or coarse ground grain. Graham had other, more controversial, theories as well, about sexual self-restraint and the connection between spirituality and physiology. His lectures frequently caused a commotion, including an 1847 altercation during which "a mob of Boston bakers attacked Graham while he was extemporizing on the evils of consuming commercially produced bread and the dietary value of unbolted flour. The riotous bakers were subdued when Graham's followers shoveled slaked lime from the windows of the lecture hall onto the crowd below." (American National Biography). But it is for the Graham cracker, loosely based on his bread from coarsely-ground grain, for which he is best remembered today. Previous owners' names to front end papers, some light foxing throughout, a few tiny pin holes to patterned, gilt-titled brown cloth, otherwise fine. A truly lovely example of a scarce title. [American Imprints 4459; Axford page 397; Bitting page 197; Cagle 301; Lowenstein 211; Streeter 4186; Wheaton 2484].

      [Bookseller: Rabelais - Fine Books on Food, Wine & th]
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        The Complete Angler.

      Charles Tilt, J. Menzies in Edinburgh and T. Wardle in Philadelphia,, London 1837 - The very scarce Tilt edition of the Compleat Angler, notable as the first with an American publisher's name on the title. The frontispieces are by Ebenezer Randells, a pupil of Bewick. 2 vols., 16mo (102 × 68 mm), pp. xii, 152; [ii], 149, [7] (adverts). Wood engraved frontispiece to each volume. Publishers' blindstamped maroon cloth, spines attractively gilt, gilt edges, yellow endpapers. Spines sunned, bookplaates. A pretty copy. [Bibliotheca Piscatoria, pp. 229; Coigney 48.] [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Justin Croft Antiquarian Books Ltd ABA]
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        Miscellaneous Papers on Scientific Subjects, Written Chiefly in India. [Major Burt?s Papers]

      London, Printed for the Author, and Sold by Wm. H. Allen & Co., 1837.. Three parts in one volume. Crown octavo. Pp. xii, 188, (2) directions to the binder, errata; 12; 19. Plus 3 folding tables, (the largest printed on both sides), one torn along fold. Text figures, full-page tables. Half-title present. Hardcover, bound in the original publisher?s full green pebbled cloth, title ?Major Burt?s Papers? gilt-stamped on spine within ornamental frame, corner-tips and spine bit worn. Good. - - First edition. A Dedication Copy, with an autograph dedication to the orientalist John Shakespear, ?With the Author?s Compliments,? on first free endpaper. The present work is the first volume, complete in itself, of Miscellaneous Papers on Scientific Subjects. Initially published as a single-volume work, it was so well received that the project consequently progressed to a 3-volume series (1837-68). Thomas Seymour Burt (1805-1890), Captain in the Bengal Engineers, Major of Engineers in the Spanish Service, was a dedicated explorer and a prolific writer. Among his books are Narrative of a Late Steam Voyage from England to India (1840); Account of an Excursion in Search of Ancient Inscriptions (1847); A Metrical Epitome of the History of England (1852); Poems Consisting of Tales from the Classics (1853); Account of a Voyage to India, via the Mediterranean (1859); The History of England, from the Earliest Records (1886). He edited Observations on the Curiosities of Nature (1836). Scarce. COPAC locates this volume in British Library only. KVK locates 2 other copies (Union Catalog Southwest Germany and French Union Catalog).

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        Sämmtliche Werke. Hrsg. v. Johann N. Vogl

      Wien, Rohrmann und Schweigerd 1837.. 4 Bde. kl.-8°. VI, 258; 216; 204; 368 S. Mit 1 Titelportr. in Lithogr. Ln. d. Zt. Rückensch. v. Bd. 1 tlw. abgeblättert. EA. W.- G.² 1; Goedeke XI, 2, 333, 1; Kosch XII, 540; Rabenlechner I, 58; Wurzbach XXIV, 259 - Erste Gesamtausgabe des herausragenden Dramatikers des Wiener Volklstheaters. Es ist der erste Druck seiner Bühnenstücke. "Zu Lebzeiten F. Raimunds wurde keines seiner Stücke gedruckt. Raimund sperrte sich - außer bei einigen Liedern und Gedichten - gegen die Veröffentlichung, weil nach damals geltendem Recht - gedruckte Bühnenwerke aufführungs- und tantiemefrei waren" (Hein, Raimund, S. 1). - Enthält: Der Diamant des Geisterkönigs; Der Alpenkönig und der Menschenfeind; Moisasur's Zauberfluch; Mädchen aus der Feenwelt, oder Der Bauer als Millionär, Der Barometermacher auf der Zauberinsel, Die gefesselte Fantasie, Die unheilbringende Krone, oder: König ohne Reich, Held ohne Muth, Schönheit ohne Jugend. Im vierten Band findet sich auch eine Biographie Ferdinand Raimunds von Johann Nepomuk Vogl.

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        The Life of Oliver Goldsmith

      London - John Murray, 1837 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. A scarce set of the works of Irish playwright and author Oliver Goldsmith, complete with an account of his life by James Prior. Containing his miscellaneous works (in four volumes), and his life (in two volumes). Oliver Goldsmith (10 November 1730 4 April 1774) was an Anglo-Irish writer and poet, who is best known for his novel The Vicar of Wakefield (1766), his pastoral poem The Deserted Village (1770), and his plays The Good-Natur'd Man (1768) and She Stoops to Conquer (1771, first performed in 1773). He also wrote An History of the Earth and Animated Nature. WIth bookplate of Stratheden House to front pastedown. Complete in six volumes. Condition: In full calf bindings. Externally sound, though with some marks and some rubbing. One joint starting. Two hinges strained. Internally, firmly bound. Pages are bright, with just some scattered light spotting and light foxing to the first and last few pages as usual. Overall: GOOD..

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        Peter Force American Archives Fourth Series, Six Volumes

      M. St. Clair Clarke and Peter Force, 1837. Fourth. Hardcover Hardcover. Very Good. Force, Peter. American Archives Fourth Series, Six Volume Set. M. St. Clair Clarke and Peter Force, 1837. Consisting of a Collection of Authentick Records, State Papers, Debates, and Letters and Other Notices of Publick Affairs, the Whole Forming a Documentary History of the Origin and Progress of the North American Colonies...1774 - 1776. A very scarce set of the records of the American Revolution. This set is Volumes One through Six of the Nine volume set. As this is the Fourth Series, it does not contain the Declaration of Independence. Hardcover. The bindings are lightly worn and in very good condition. Some spine cracks. Half leather bindings, marbled boards. The pages have only occasional light discoloring, a few pages lightly damp stained. Internally, very good. An amazing and historic set!

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

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

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        THE POSTHUMOUS PAPERS OF THE PICKWICK CLUB

      1837. Fine. DICKENS, Charles. THE POSTHUMOUS PAPERS OF THE PICKWICK CLUB. London: Chapman and Hall, 1837. First edition in book form, extra illustrated and finely bound. Octavo. (iii)-(xvi), 609 pp.; lacks half-title. This special copy has a duplicate hand-colored set of the original plates by Robert Seymour and "Phiz" (Hablot K. Browne), 2 hand-colored plates by Robert William Buss, a small set of 7 hand-colored plates by Phiz, a hand- colored plate of Sam Vale, the original of Sam Weller, by George Cruikshank, a hand-colored plate of Sam Weller, by F. W. Palthorpe, a hand- colored portrait of Serjeant Talfourd, and portraits of Dickens, Robert Seymour, and Hablot K. Browne ("Phiz" and "Nemo"). The uncolored plates by Phiz are earlier than the colored ones; they are not titled, but each is signed (when called for) and contains a page location number except the last sixteen (which Hatton and Cleaver, p. 63, claim are the earliest state of the original and duplicate plates for these illustrations) and, of Ôõ(0*0*0*°°ÔŒNT|course, the frontispiece and vignette title-page. The frontispiece and vignette title-page are both "second plate" (from the second version of the printing plate). There is a total of 101 plates, of which 55 are colored. Handsomely bound by Bayntun in full green crushed morocco with a black leather inlaid border, gilt facsimile of the author's signature on upper board, inner leather dentelles, marbled endpapers, all edges gilt. An old bookseller's description is tipped-in at the first fly-leaf. Fine. (Smith v. I, 3).

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        A Brief Account of Emissions of Paper Money Made by the Colony of Rhode-Island

      John E. Brown, Providence 1837 - 48 p. A history of paper money in the Colony of Rhode Island. Elisha R. Potter, Jr. was graduated at Harvard in 1830. He was Adjutant-General of the State of Rhode Island in 1835 and 1836, a Representative in Congress from 1843 to 1845, State Commissioner of Public Schools from 1849 to 1854, and was elected Associate Justice of the Rhode Island Supreme Court in 1868. He died in 1882. [Loc.: E 974.502] [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        [The Rivers Of France]

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

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        Le Dodecaton ou le livre des douze

      Paris: Victor Magen, 1837. Livre. Très bon. Demi-reliure signée. Ed. originale. Paris, Victor Magen, 1837. 2 volumes in-8, 22,5 x 14 cm (R), (4) 424, (4) 409 (2) pp., reliure de la seconde moitié du XIXe siècle de demi-maroquin rouge à grains longs, dos à 5 nerfs ornés, têtes dorées (reliure signée Thierry). Edition originale de ces douze récits dus à Stendhal (Le Philtre), Alfred de Musset (Faire sans dire), Alfred de Vigny (Quitte pour la peur), Alexandre Dumas (Scènes historiques), Prosper Mérimée (Les Ames du purgatoire), George Sand (Le Dieu inconnu)... Cachets d'un libraire de Compiègne au tome II. Sans les feuillets d'annonce ni la table du tome I, sinon un très bel exemplaire, fort bien relié. (VICAIRE, III, 280).

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        History of the Inductive Sciences, From the Earliest to the Present Times (Three Volumes)

      London: John W. Parker , 1837. Important scientific and historic work, tracing the evolution of each branch of the sciences. The Reader's Adviser called this item a "classic and still largely dependable study." Polished green calf and marbled paper boards. All page edges match the marbled paper on boards. Five raised hubs on spine. Red and black leather titles on spine with bright gilt lettering and distinctive gilt designs. Volume One: xxxvi, 437 pp. plus one errata page. Volume Two: xi, 534 pp. plus one errata page. Volume Three: xii, 624 pp. Some light rubbing to leather and paper. Some staining to outside edges of a few preliminary and ending papers in each volume. All volumes have at least one small, three quarter-inch, circular inked stamp that reads "Inner Temple." Three handsome volumes in the history of science, all tightly and beautifully bound.. First Edition. Quarter-Leather. Near Fine/None as Issued. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.

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        Memoirs of the life of Sir Walter Scott [complete in 7 volumes]

      Edinburgh: : Robert Cadell ; London: John Murray, 1837. 1st Edition. Physical description: 7v. frontis., facsim. ; 8vo. Subjects: Scott, Sir, Walter, 1771-1832 -- Memoirs. Notes: Frontispiece and folding facsim. to vol. 1. Errata slip tipped in at preface of vol. 1. Work compiled by J. G. Lockhart (see preface Vol. I). Other names: Lockhart, J. G. (John Gibson), 1794-1854. Very good copies bound in contemporary full aniline calf. Gilt-blocked leather label to spines with raised bands. Spine bands and panel edges somewhat dulled and rubbed as with age. Shadow staining evident to covers, prelims. and terminal pages of vols. 1, 2, 3, 4 & 6. Remains quite well-preserved overall. Provenance: From the library of Sir William Eden with his bookplate.

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        Ki-On-Twog-Ky or Corn Plant, a Seneca Chief

      Philadelphia: E.C. Biddle, 1837. Hand-coloured lithograph. 15 x 10 7/8 inches. A fine image from McKenney and Hall's 'Indian Tribes of North America': `One of the most important [works] ever published on the American Indians' (Field),` a landmark in American culture' (Horan) and an invaluable contemporary record of a vanished way of life. The son of a Seneca mother and the Dutch trader John O'Bail, Ki-On-Twog-Ky or Cornplanter was one of three principal leaders of the Iroquois Confederacy of Six Nations and a renowned Seneca war chief who fought in the French and Indian War (1754-1763). In opposition to Joseph Brant's insistence on the Confederacy allying itself with the British in the American Revolution, Cornplanter, like Red Jacket, favored neutrality, claiming that the war was a white man's affair in which they shouldn't intervene. Despite his initial protestations and the uncustomary dissension among the members of the Grand Council regarding the issue of participating in the war, the Seneca eventually yielded to majority opinion and agreed to fight for the British. In the aftermath of the war, Cornplanter intended to act as a diplomatic mediator between the Seneca and the colonists, negotiating auspicious terms for his nation. However, he became increasingly unpopular among his people after signing treaties at Fort Stanwix (1784), Fort Harmar (1789), and Genesee (1797), which ceded tracts of their ancestral homelands to the federal government. Although his conciliatory actions earned him the contempt of his nation and political rivals such as Red Jacket, he obtained the respect of the U.S. government, which, in return for his cooperation in the Genesee treaty, awarded him an annual pension and a plot of land in Ohio. In 1786, he traveled to Philadelphia to attend a ceremony given by the Tammany Society, an organization devoted to synthesizing European and Native American culture, and then went to New York to meet with Congress regarding the distribution of Iroquois lands. Cornplanter later journeyed to Washington to visit President Jefferson in 1801-2, and, despite his depleted authority, rallied the Seneca to the American cause in the War of 1812. One of the most revered and feared tribes, the Seneca inhabited the Northeastern region of the United States. McKenney and Hall's 'Indian Tribes of North America' has long been renowned for its faithful portraits of Native Americans. The portraits are largely based on paintings by the artist Charles Bird King, who was employed by the War Department to paint the Indian delegates visiting Washington D.C., forming the basis of the War Department's Indian Gallery. Most of King's original paintings were subsequently destroyed in a fire at the Smithsonian, and their appearance in McKenney and Hall's magnificent work is thus our only record of the likenesses of many of the most prominent Indian leaders of the nineteenth century. Numbered among King's sitters were Sequoyah, Red Jacket, Major Ridge, Cornplanter, and Osceola. After six years as Superintendent of Indian Trade, Thomas McKenney had become concerned for the survival of the Western tribes. He had observed unscrupulous individuals taking advantage of the Native Americans for profit, and his vocal warnings about their future prompted his appointment by President Monroe to the Office of Indian Affairs. As first director, McKenney was to improve the administration of Indian programs in various government offices. His first trip was during the summer of 1826 to the Lake Superior area for a treaty with the Chippewa, opening mineral rights on their land. In 1827, he journeyed west again for a treaty with the Chippewa, Menominee , and Winebago in the present state of Michigan. His journeys provided an unparalleled opportunity to become acquainted with Native American tribes. When President Jackson dismissed him from his government post in 1830, McKenney was able to turn more of his attention to his publishing project. Within a few years, he was joined by James Hall, a lawyer who had written extensively about the west. McKenney and Hall saw their work as a way of preserving an accurate visual record of a rapidly disappearing culture. (Gilreath). Cf. BAL 6934; cf. Bennett p.79; cf. Field 992; cf. Howes M129; cf. Lipperhiede Mc4; cf. Reese, Stamped With A National Character p. 24; Sabin 43410a

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        Illlustrations of Jerusalem and Mount Sinai; Including the Most interesting Sites Between Grand Cairo and Beirout. From Drawings By F. Arundale, Architect, With a descriptive Account of His Tour and Residence in Those Remarkable Countries

      London: Henry Colburn. 1837. Large 4to. F First Edition. H Cloth. Poor. 115pp. Frontispiece printed on Indian paper. Map, plan and 19 tinted lithographs (complete). The binding is waterdamaged but the very handsome plates are in good condition and tissue-guarded. Printing by Hallmandel. 20a

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        The Dispatches of Field Marshal The Duke of Wellington

      London: John Murray,, 1837-9. during his various campaigns in India, Denmark, Portugal, Spain, The Low Countries, and France from 1799 to 1818. Compiled from Official and Authentic Documents. 13 volumes octavo (214 × 132 mm) Contemporary full calf, double lettering-pieces in brown morocco, flat bands, compartments ornately gilt, double fillet panel to the boards, floral edge-roll, marbled edges and endpapers, floral roll in blind to the turn-ins. Some minor shelf wear, light browning, but a handsome set, presenting well on the shelf. The New Edition, complete with the index. Indispensable for the study of Wellington's campaigns, and perhaps the only source for the occasional glimpse of the man. Attractive Pollok clan armorial bookplate of A. Pollok to the front pastedowns.

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        Mansfield Park

      London: Richard Bentley, 1837 A very good copy of Jane Austen's classic work in contemporary binding. Mansfield Park was reprinted by Bentley as part of his Standard Novels series in 1833. This is an early reissue from that series, printed in 1837, but retaining the engraved frontispiece and vignette title page from the original 1833 version. With black and white frontispiece and vignette title page, additional title page, and text. The binding has elaborate gilt compartments and leather title label to spine and gilt lines where the leather meets the marbled boards. The page edges and the endpapers are also marbled. The binding is in very good condition with only light wear. Internally there is some browning to preliminaries, the front and rear of the frontispiece and vignette title page and title page. The text pages are very clean and in very good condition. There is a little brown marking affecting pages 400-405. A very good copy overall.

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        Catalogue des Livres rares et précieux de la Bibliothèque de M. le Comte de La Bédoyère,

      dont la vente se fera le mardi 4 avril 1837 et les vingt-deux jours suivants, à...Maison Silvestre... 4 p.l., x, 214, 1 leaf, [215]-239, [5] pp. 8vo, cont. red half-morocco, signed at foot of spine "Bauzonnet-Trautz", spine gilt, uncut. Paris: Silvestre, 1837. One of twelve copies, this being copy No. 7, printed on Holland paper, of the sale catalogue of the first library formed by La Bédoyère (1782-1861), one of the best-known French book collectors of the 19th century. The son of one of Napoleon's generals, La Bédoyère was a high officer in the Gardes du Corps of Louis XVIII and Charles X and chevalier of Saint-Louis and of the Légion d'honneur. Known as one of the most discerning and rigorous collectors, he envisioned forming a library of the best early and modern editions in the most splendid examples. He bought from the leading dealers and made important acquisitions at the sale of Caillard in 1810 and the sales of d'Ourches and Firmin Didot in 1811. When buying modern luxury books, he often bought five or six copies printed on the finest paper and selected the best leaves from each to form one "extra" superior copy. He sought with great ardor copies of proofs before letters and the original watercolors and drawings which he bound in the most sumptuous style. "Très-belle bibliothèque, formée par un amateur plein de zèle et très-difficile. Les reliures de Du Seuil, de Padeloup, de Derome sont nombreuses, ainsique les ouvrages non rognés."-Gustave Brunet, Dictionnaire de Bibliologie Catholique, col. 476. The sale of 1750 lots produced the large sum of 108,753 fr. Immediately after this sale, La Bédoyère started collecting again and the second library was sold in 1862, after his death. Fine copy, handsomely bound. In regular copies the name of the owner is concealed on the title as "La B***" but in the dozen special copies the owner's last name is given in full and were clearly for presentation after the sale. With the very excellent author index and printed price list. ❧ Guigard, II, pp. 269-70-this sale "passait pour l'une des plus riches de son époque, tant par le choix, le nombre et la variété des sujets, que par le luxe de l'ornementation et de la reliure." .

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        Richesse et Infamie ou La fille du Prolétaire : épisode de la Révolte de Lyon. . I. -II. La Révolte de Lyon en 1834 ou La fille du Prolétaire

      Paris : Imprimerie de Guiraudet et Ch. Jouaust 1837 Deux grands volumes in-8° reliés demi-chagrin de l'époque, dos lisse richement orné aux petits fers. 2 t. en 1 vol. : [4], xv, [1], 353, [1] ; 313, [7] p ; 8° (20,5 cm) COUVERTURES ORIGINALES CONSERVES. Quelques piqures éparses. Exemplaire à grandes marges. Avant-propos signés par le Baron d'Holbach, Jules Favre, avocat de Lyon. La première édition de 1835 porte comme titre La révolte de Lyon en 1834 ou La fille du Prolétaire. Classe ouvrière - Lyon (Rhône) ; Classe ouvrière - Dans la littérature ; Classes sociales - Dans la littérature ; France - 1830-1848 (Louis-Philippe) ; Lyon (Rhône) - 1834 (Révolte des Canuts) ; Lyon (Rhône) - Descriptions et voyages - 19e siècle ; Lyon (Rhône) - Romans - 19e siècle

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        Oeuvres de H. de Balzac (Tome II - VII) - Tome II: Physiologie du Marriage - Le Médecin de Campagne - La Peau de Chagrin - Romans et Contes philosophiques/ Tome III: Nouvelles Scènes de la Vie de Province - Le Livre mystique - Le Père Goriot/ Tome IV: La dernière Fée - Annette et le Criminel - Le Vicaire des Ardennes - Clotilde de Lusignan - Le Centenaire ou Les deux Béringheld/ Tome V: Les Chouans - Jane la Pale - La Belle Impéria./ Tome VI: Romans et Contes Philosophiques (deuxième partie) - Le Secret des Ruggieri - César Birotteau - La Maison Nucingen./Tome VII: Véronique, Suite du Curé de Village - Une Fille d'Ève - Massimilla Doni - Pierrette - La Princesse Parisienne./ Tome VII:,

      Meline, Cans et Compagne; 1837 - 1840. - je Band ca. 600 Seiten/ chaque volume de 600 pages; Die hier angebotenen Bände stammen aus einer teilaufgelösten Bibliothek und tragen die entsprechenden Kennzeichnungen (Rückenschild, Instituts-Stempel.). Der Buchzustand ist ansonsten ordentlich und dem Alter entsprechend gut; Komplettpreis für 6 Bände (Tome II - VII); FRANZÖSISCH!!! Bei Versand ins Ausland erfragen Sie bitte zuerst die Versandkosten!! Les volumes offerts ici sont d'une bibliothèque partiellement résolu et portent les marquages appropriés (étiquette de la colonne vertébrale, institut timbre .). L'état comptable est par ailleurs correctement et selon l'âge bien, le prix complet de 6 volumes (Tome II - VII); FRANÇAIS! Pour l'expédition à l'étranger s'il vous plaît demander d'abord le coût d'expédition! Sprache: fr Gewicht in Gramm: 7000

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        Memoirs of the Life and Works of the late Right Honourable Sir John Sinclair, Bart.

      William Blackwood and Sons, Edinburgh. 1837 - 2 vols. 8vo. Pp viii, 362; ii, 427. Original publisher's cloth backed boards with printed paper title labels to spines. Spines faded and inner hinges cracked. A sound and presentable copy. Seldom seen. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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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.

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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.

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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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        MEMOIRS OF THE LIFE OF THE LATE JOHN MYTTON, ESQ. OF HALSTON, SHROPSHIRE. WITH NOTICES OF HIS HUNTING, SHOOTING, DRIVING, RACING, ECCENTRIC, AND EXRAVAGANT EXPLOITS.

      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]

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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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        [Plate] CHIPPEWAY SQUAW & CHILD [From HISTORY OF THE INDIAN TRIBES OF NORTH AMERICA]

      [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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