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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' 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'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.

      [Bookseller: William Reese Company - Americana]
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        Peter Parley'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. .

      [Bookseller: New Boston Fine and Rare Books]
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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.

      [Bookseller: Yeomans in the Fork]
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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.

      [Bookseller: Clausen Books, RMABA]
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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.

      [Bookseller: Hordern House Rare Books]
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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.

      [Bookseller: Royoung bookseller, Inc.]
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        A Narrative of Missionary Enterprises in the South Sea Islands;

      London: Published for the Author, by J. Snow & J.R. Leifchild,, 1837,. with Remarks upon the Natural History of the Islands, Origin, Languages, Traditions, and Usages of the Inhabitants. Octavo (219 × 130 mm) Contemporary half calf on red pebble-grained cloth, rebacked, green and black labels, marbled edges and endpapers. Baxter "oil printed" colour frontispiece of a tattooed chief of Rarotonga, engraved title-page vignette, folding map of Polynesia, 5 plates, numerous illustrations to the text. Slightly rubbed, rebacked as noted, some browning, particularly to the plates, but overall very good. First Edition, Second Thousand. "Rev. Williams was the ablest missionary to the Polynesian people, and his book was the most often printed and widely read of all the contemporary accounts" (Hill). The London Missionary Society sent Williams to the Society Islands in 1816, and he travelled widely in the region, visiting the Cook Islands, and discovering Rarotonga in the Hervey Islands. In 1834 he returned to England for 4 years, commissioning the printing of his Rarotongan translation of the New Testament, and raising some £4,000 to purchase and fit out the brig Camden, the first official LMS missionary vessel. "On his first missionary voyage in the Camden, on 20 November 1839 he landed with two companions at Dillons Bay on Eromanga in the southern New Hebrides. While walking inland the party was attacked by a party of islanders. James Harris was killed on the spot; the rest of the party fled to the ship's boats, but Williams was clubbed to death in the shallows. It was believed that their bodies were subsequently eaten" (ODNB). In his biography of Williams, The Rev. Dr. John Campbell of the Moorfields Tabernacle considered that, "for the purposes of history, he died in the proper manner, at the proper place, and at the proper time" (The Martyr of Erromanga, p228).

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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        Historical pastime. A new game of the history of England

      London: E. Wallis, [ca. 1837]. Folio (17.5 cm, 7"). [1] f. Fold-out hand-colored playing surface for a tabletop game meant to teach children about major events in England's history, with the 12 paper panels of the board mounted on linen. The timeline begins with the Battle of Hastings and culminates in the abolition of slavery, featuring a central portrait of a youthful Victoria — possibly in her first appearance in this popular game, where prior editions had George III, George IV, or William IV. This is => the attractive bound game board only, here without the instructional booklet (as is common for these ephemeral survivors). Binding: Publisher's moiré-style ribbon-embossed rose-brown cloth, covers with blind-stamped frame and corner fleurons, front cover with gilt-stamped title and crown-and-banners vignette. Binding as above, neatly rebacked with similarly colored cloth; ties lacking, covers showing water-spotting (less noticeable on front cover). Instruction booklet and slipcase lacking; board age-toned, three corners each with a spot of mild staining, some corners and folds split and unobtrusively reinforced. => An object sound, charming, and, yes, STILL educational!

      [Bookseller: SessaBks, A Division of the Philadelphia]
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        Flora de Filipinas Segun el Sistema sexual de Linneo

      The first locally published book on Philippine botany. 1837. Manila. Imprenta de Sto. Thomas por D. Candido Lopez. In 4to (205 mm x 145 mm). 1 [blank] + lxxviii + 1 [blank] + 887 (with errors in foliation). Contemporary limp vellum, possibly the original binding from Manila, virtually flawless, entirely untouched. Fine copy. First edition. The work is the first of its kind to be published in Manila. Blanco (1778 - 1845) was a Spanish Priest, explorer and botanist who spent some 40 years in the Philippines. In his book Blanco describes over 1,000 plants and classifies them according to the Linnean system; their history, medicinal values, use in construction, in industry and in the arts are also herein investigated. The work was so relevant to the Philippine botanical knowledge that it was reprinted in a second edition and third edition in the 19th century, the later one in 1877 and embellished with 477 chromolithographic plates, and is considered one of the most important publications of the flora of the Philippines. Retana 652. Palau 30213.

      [Bookseller: Hs Rare Books]
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        Flora's Dictionary

      Baltimore: Fielding Lucas, Jr., (1837). First edition.. Slight edge wear to morocco corners, one tissue guard with a small (1 inch) section missing, tissue guards a little age-toned, the fine color plates and text is bright and clean; a near fine copy.. Pp. 136, 87, with hand-colored lithographic additional title, and 56 hand-colored lithographic plates after Ann Smith. Contemporary red morocco, front and rear covers elaborately tooled in gilt and blind with a basket of flowers at the center and leaf ornamentations at the four corners, spine with more leaf gilt-decorations, gilt turn-ins, violet patterned endpapers, all page edges gilt, 4to (10 x 8 inches). Letterpress title and text printed within decorative borders on paper stock of various different colors such as green, yellow, pink, blue, and cream. This is the deluxe issue of this early 19th-century bestseller, illustrated with charming plates. Like the 1855 edition, this 1837 edition also seems to have been offered in various guises, some with only seven hand-colored plates. The present copy is the most luxurious with an extra hand-colored title page, 56 fine hand-colored plates and a very elaborate full morocco binding. This work is based on Elizabeth Wirt's manuscript of favorite quotations about flowers, which was first published anonymously as 'Flora's Dictionary' in 1829. William Reese points out that 'Flora's Dictionary' is a pioneering example of the format used by publishers of many early American color-plate books. See Reese, 'Stamped with a National Character: Nineteenth century American Color Plate Books', no. 52; also see Bennett pg.115 and McGrath pg. 36.

      [Bookseller: Natural History Books]
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        Don Quixote de la Mancha

      London: J. J. Dubochet 1837-9.. Octavo, 3 volumes. Bound in three quarters leather over marbled boards, gilt tooling to the spine. Frontispiece of Don Quixote. Illustrated throughout by Antoine Johannot. Translated by Charles Jarvis. An excellent set.

      [Bookseller: Raptis Rare Books, ABAA/ ILAB]
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        UN CAPÍTULO DE LA HISTORIA DE CARLOS V. Corregido y adicionado por el mismo autor. Traducido del francés por D. P. L. de R.

      Imprenta de Juan-Bautista Alzine, Perpiñan 1837 - 21x13, 7h. (incluyendo portada), XVIIIp. (prólogo del autor), 354p, 3 grabados correspondientes a Carlos V, Zumalacárregui y al Barón de los Valles, una carta facsimilada de Zumalacárregui al autor. Muy bella encuadernación en pleno marroquina de grano largo con dorados en planos y lomo, corte superior dorado. Muy buen estado. "Esta obra tiene el interés y el atractivo de todo lo vivido por el autor, el cual fue secretario del pretendiente Carlos V Carlista. Fue el primero que dio a conocer a Zumalacárregui en Europa, y a él acudieron cuantos escritores se ocuparon después del mismo personaje".

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        Public Building, Demerara, British Guyana

      n.p. 1837 n.p., 1837. (GUYANA) 19 x 26 cm. (7-1/2 x 10-1/4 inches). Watercolor on paper. Matted

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      1837. The Second Series. Complete in One Volume. London: John Macrone, 1837. Original blind-stamped pinkish-brown cloth. First Edition, actually published in December 1836. This is extremely "early Dickens," preceding THE POSTHUMOUS PAPERS OF THE PICKWICK CLUB by almost a year. Of the 21 sketches, 19 had appeared in various periodicals during the years 1833-1836; the other two, "Our Next-Door Neighbours" and "The Drunkard's Death," appear here for the first time. Though not mentioned on the title page, George Cruik­shank provided ten plates. This title was not issued in monthly parts until 1837-1839 (together with the First Series), after Chapman & Hall had obtained the copyrights (as publisher John Macrone died later in 1837, at the age of 28).~This is one of the copies that has only one (and always had only one) black pigment "label" applied to the spine: "Sketches by Boz" is on such black pigment, but there is no black pigment (nor any lettering) at the foot of the spine. This copy does not have the list of ten illustrations printed after the Contents -- which is more likely the earlier state. All of the plates (other than the vignette title page) are also in the uncommon earlier state, with "Vol. III" printed (as this was the third volume, following the two-volume First Series of SKETCHES BY BOZ); the frontispiece plate is in this copy bound in opposite page 217, where it belongs in the text. This copy also has no ad catalogue, as some do.~Condition is very good. The volume has been rebacked, preserving the original cloth spine; accordingly the endpapers are not original, though the replacement appears to have been quite some time ago. There is a bit of marginal foxing on the plates, as usual, but there is essentially none in the text. In our experience this is one of the toughest Dickens first editions to find in original cloth -- scarcer than the two-volume first series of SKETCHES BY BOZ. Sadleir 700; Smith I pp 8-16.

      [Bookseller: Sumner & Stillman]
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        SKETCHES BY BOZ: Second Series

      London: John Macrone, 1837. First edition. Very Good +. An attractive copy the "Second Series" in original cloth. 12mo: [x, with pages misnumbered], 377, [20, publisher's ads]; complete. This copy Very Good +, expertly rebacked with the original spine laid down and retaining the dark pigments for both spine labels. This copy with all required first edition points by Smith 1.2, but with the list of plates in the Contents and "Vol 3" removed from the plates, indicating a second issue of the plates, as usual. Cloth boards in excellent condition with internal contents lightly foxed, but generally attractive. In all, a difficult book to find in this condition. "Those to whom the Sketches revealed a new writer saw in them many merits which to us are obscured: they broke entirely new ground, were written in a new style, and despite their frouzy topics, seemed to bring a refreshing breath or reality into the literary atmosphere." (Gissing, "The Immortal Dickens"). Housed in a custom slipcase. Very Good +.

      [Bookseller: Whitmore Rare Books]
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        The Complete Angler

      London: Charles Tilt. Very Good-; Light rubbing of extremeties with minor loss of color.. 1837. First American Edition. Hardcover. Tilt's Miniature Classic Library; Miniature; 32mo ; Two volumes, burgundy color leather, spine blocked in gilt, boards ornately blind tooled, all edges gilt, green ribbons, 10.8 by 7cm, xi, 152, [3], 149p., frontispiece in each volume, publisher's ads. **With the American imprint of T. Wardle, Philadelphia. American Imprint 45195. This set is enhanced with having the contemporary American ownership inscription of Samuel(?) B. Fales, Philad. 1839. Coigney 48. **We also have another set, poor condition, but from the same bindery. Bruns page 484, listed without number. Henderson, Early American Sport, 2nd ed., page 185. .

      [Bookseller: HJHurley]
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        The PUBLIC LIFE Of MR. TULRUMBLE, Once Mayor of Mudfog. By Boz. With Other Tales and Sketches, from Bentley's Miscellany, and the Library of Fiction

      Philadelphia:: Carey Lea & Blanchard,. 1837.. 12mo, bound in 6s. 7-1/2" x 4-1/2". 2nd US edition (Edgar & Vail, p. 17; Gimbel B44; Vander Poel B551). Not in the McGuire catalogue. 208 pp.. Original violet-red muslin quarter cloth over buff paper-wrapped boards with printed paper title label to spine, noting "Tales and Sketches. Vol. I.".. Cocked. Spine a bit sun-tanned. Label quite worn & chipped. Usual. light foxing. Modern bookplate to front paste-down. Withal, a Very. Good copy.. Printed in an edition of 2000cc in April 1837. Contains 9 other pieces (6 from Bentley's & 3 from Libary of Fiction). Cooper contributed "An Evening of Visits".

      [Bookseller: Tavistock Books, ABAA]
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        English Bijou Almanac For 1838

      London: Schloss, Albert, (1837). 64pp. "Poetically illustrated" by L.E.L. (Letitia Landon), with portraits of Landon, Queen Victoria, King William IV, Sir Walter Scott, Giulia Grisi, and Mozart. Also contains a calendar and lists of royal birthdays, European sovereigns, Queen's Ministers, the Royal Household, and Scientific Institutions. Tinier and more finely printed than its peers in England or on the Continent, the English Bijou received rave reviews from the contemporary press. Spielmann described it as "a miracle of fine and delicate engraving, done consistently and beautifully to an almost unbelievably tiny scale." A fine copy with a brown morocco spine, onlays of blue and yellow morocco, and intricate gilt-stamping. A.e.g. Some slight rubbing to back cover. The slipcase is blue morocco with a red onlay and gilt decoration. Housed in its original red velvet box, which is slightly rubbed. Includes a tiny tortoiseshell magnifying glass. (Spielmann 448; Bondy pp.42, 165; Bromer/Edison, pp. 94-97; Welsh 2660). (3/4 by 9/16 inches; 20x15mm).

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

      1837. An Astonishing Copy"A Most Valuable and Important Book"Second and Best EditionWith Additional Text and Six Extra Hand-Colored Plates[ALKEN, Henry, artist]. NIMROD (pseud. of C.J. Apperley). Memoirs of the Life of the Late John Mytton, Esq. Formerly M.P. for Shrewsbury, High Sheriff for the Counties of Salup & Merioneth, and Major of the North Stropshire Yeomanry Cavalry. With Notices of His Hunting, Shooting, Driving, Racing, Eccentric and Extravagant Exploits By Nimrod. With Numerous Illustrations by H. Alken and T.J. Rawlins. Second Edition. Reprinted with considerable Additions from the New Sporting Magazine. London: R. Ackermann, 1837. Second and enlarged edition, with additions to the text and six extra hand-colored plates. Tall octavo (9 7/8 x 5 3/4 in; 240 x 146 mm). ix, [3], 206, [2], [8], as publisher's catalog] pp. Extra-engraved title page. Eighteen hand-colored aquatint plates. Publisher's original green pebbled cloth with large trophy vignette in gilt enclosing title, and gilt lettered spine with dog and rabbit gilt stamps bordering title and "1837" in gilt at foot. All edges gilt. Yellow endpapers. An astonishing copy, the finest extant - as bright, fresh and crisp as one could possibly hope for with only the slightest of wear and occasional spots of foxing to plate margins. Housed in a full deep blue morocco solander case by Sangorski & Sutcliffe."A most valuable and important book for the sporting life of the period, aptly described by Newton as 'a biography of a man that reads like a work of fiction'" (Tooley)."This is not a work of fiction, for John Mytton, a rather inglorious character for a biography, was a hard-living, hard-drinking country squire of Halston, Shropshire, capable of the utmost physical endurance, and ready to accept any wager to walk, shoot or ride against any man. Many of his feats are recorded and graphically delineated, including the climax of his folly in setting his nightshirt on fire to cure a hiccough (Martin Hardie).The Plates:1. Well done, Neck or Nothing...2. A Nick, or the nearest way home.3. Wild Duck Shooting.4. What! Never upset in a gig?5. I wonder whether he is a good timber jumper!6. The Meet with Lord Derby's Stag Hounds.7. Stand and deliver.8. Tally ho! Tally ho!...9. The Oaks Filly.10. Light come, light go.11. On Baronet clears nine yards of water.12. D--n this hiccup!13. A h-ll of a row in a hell...14. Swims the Severn at Uppington Ferry.15. How to cross a country comfortably after dinner.16. Heron shooting...17. A Squire trap, by Jove!18. Now for the honour of Stropshire.Abbey, Life, 385. Tooley 66. Schwerdt 1, p. 38. Martin Hardie, pp. 185-186. Prideaux, p. 326.

      [Bookseller: David Brass Rare Books, Inc.]
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        History of South America and Mexico; comprising their discovery, geography, politics, commerce and revolutions ... to which is annexed, a geographical and historical view of Texas, with a detailed account of the Texian Revolution and War

      Hartford: H. Huntington, Jr., 1837. Two volumes in one, 8vo. (7 3/4 x 4 3/4 inches). 370;230pp. Three engraved plates and two hand-colored folding maps. (Light foxing, tear to first map repaired with tissue). Contemporary tree calf, spine gilt. Important account and map of Texas as a Republic. Contains an "excellent contemporary account of the Texas Revolution and its beginnings ... The Account includes reprintings of the Declaration of Independence, the Constitution, Burleson's report on the taking of Bexar in December, 1835, and the Travis letter of February 24, 1836, and several other reports and documents. One of these is a reprinting (p. 329-335), which I do not recollect having seen elsewhere, of the report of Benjamin H. Holland, Captain of the 2d Company of Artillery, on the Fannin Massacre ... I am inclined to think the value of this contemporary account of the Texas Revolution, compiled by the father of one of the participants...has been overlooked" (Streeter). The colored map of Mexico and Texas shows the Republic as separate, and the internal provinces of Mexico. Howes N156; Streeter Texas 1285A; Sabin 55319.

      [Bookseller: Donald Heald Rare Books]
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        [Almanac] Almanach auf das Jahr 1838

      Carlsruhe: C. F. Müller, (1837). (32)pp. Entirely lithographed, this tiny German almanac is illustrated with full-page images. Louis Bondy writes that these are among "the most interesting German Language almanacs" and that "the earliest of these Almanach issues, published between the years of 1817 and circa 1840 are certainly considered and eagerly collected as incunabula of the art of lithography. [Due to their tiny size] they must be considered technical miracles to the first order." Corners of covers slightly chipped, else very good in green wrappers. Housed in a pink slipcase. A.e.g. (Welsh 126; Bondy 54-55). (3/4 by1/2; 19x13mm).

      [Bookseller: Bromer Booksellers]
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        Visit to the Great Oasis of the Libyan Desert;

      London: Longman, Rees, Orme, Brown, Green, & Longman,, 1837. with an Account, Ancient and Modern, of the Oasis of Amun, and the other Oases now under the Dominion of the Pasha of Egypt. Octavo. Original dark green cloth panelled in blind, title gilt to the spine together with a large gilt block of a statue, upper board with gilt block of figures from a wall-relief. Lithographic frontispiece and 19 other plates after drawing by Hoskins, 3 of them folding, folding map at the rear. Overall a little bumped, hinges carefully repaired, cloth lightly restored, some damping to the endpapers, light browning, some foxing to the plates, off-setting from the map, but overall a very good copy. First edition. "Hoskins visited Egypt and Nubia in 1832-3. He became acquainted with Robert Hay, Francis Arundale, Frederick Catherwood, and Joseph Bonomi, and left a description of Hay's house at Qurna. Along with Bonomi, Hoskins accompanied Hay on his journey to Kharga Oasis" (Biographical introduction to the catalogue of The Water-colours and Drawings by George Alexander Hoskins in the Archive of the Griffith Institute, University of Oxford). This is one of two publications that resulted from his trip, "both are important as early published accounts in English of the regions and their monuments". Hoskins returned to England following the trip and trained as a barrister at the Inner Temple, "He was Secretary and Treasurer of the While Nile Association in 1839. He later travelled in Spain, writing 'Spain as it is', in 1851. His interest in the prison system led to further publications (1852-53) and comparison of the British system with that of Europe". In 1860-1 he returned to Egypt for his health, and in 1863 published a further book, 'A Winter in Upper Egypt and Lower Egypt' (1863). He died at Rome in the same year.

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        The Posthumous Papers of The Pickwick Club

      London; Chapman and Hall. 1837, 1837. First edition, Very early issue. 8vo. Original purple cloth, skilfully recased, with gilt - lettered spine. Spine faded and boards lightly marked. Inner hinge of front endpaper repaired. 'hodling', for holding, p267 has 7 slightly raised, 'S. Veller' at p. 342, 'this friends' at p. 400, and 'F' imperfect in headline of p. 342 etc. Engraved title in first state, with 'Tony Veller' on signboard. Frontispiece has Mr Pickwick's footstall with 4 stripes and 'Phiz fecit' divided by the shield. Smith notes two copies thus. All of the plates are first issue and the vast majority conform to Smith's first states. 43 engraved plates by R. Seymour, R. W. Buss and H. T. Browne ('Phiz'). The plates are cleaner than usually found as is the text. Housed in a quarter leather book box; this is a very presentable copy of a book that is easy to find in the original cloth with late issue points but not , as this one, with so many early issue indicators. Smith 3 (pp. 19-27)

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        Extraordinary Gazette

      1837. Speech of His Mightiness on opening the second number of Bentley's Miscellany, Edited by "Boz." [London: Richard Bentley, 1837.] Four-page leaflet, disbound. First Edition, larger format, of this very scarce ephemeral Dickens piece -- which includes an illustration by "Phiz" that comprises the very first caricature of Dickens himself.~During 1836, a year which saw the publication of SKETCHES BY BOZ and the beginning of serialization of THE PICKWICK PAPERS, Dickens also accepted the editorship of Bentley's Miscellany, with publication to commence in January 1837. The first issue included a couple of Dickens pieces, and the second issue contained the first monthly instalment of OLIVER TWIST (this novel was serialized here prior to publication in book form; it was then re-serialized in "monthly parts" after publication in book form).~For the third (March) issue, Dickens wrote the "Extraordinary Gazette," written as if it were a royal proclamation (a speech by "his mightiness the editor"), proclaiming the virtues of Bentley's publishing house and including a thinly-veiled pitch for OLIVER TWIST. The "Extraordinary Gazette" was produced in two formats: in this large-format, four-page version, which was initially bound into the third issue of Bentley's Miscellany; and in a smaller-format, eight-page version (same illustration and text as the other, but with Contents of the first three issues plus "opinions of the press") -- for insertion into smaller-format books published by Bentley. The former is the scarcer of the two, and is virtually never found still bound into the Bentley's issue; the latter is quite uncommon as well.~This copy is disbound as usual (though it appears to be disbound as well from some other later binding-up). Condition is very good, with the understandable wear near the hinge. Podeschi E33, first copy. Housed in a cloth folding case.

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        The Natural History and Antiquities of Selborne

      London: J and J Arch; Longman and Co; Baldwin and Cradock etc, 1837 [Extra Illustrated, Bennett edition] With the Naturalist's Calendar; and Miscellaneous Observations, extracted from his papers.In contemporary red half morocco, vellum, decorative blind and gilt tooling, corners and edges lightly rubbed and bumped. Spine, with decorative gilt tooling and titles, edges lightly rubbed. Internally, red endpapers, pencil note explaining the EXTRA 16 fine pen and ink views on 16 leafs by Walter Cooper Denby to fep, all of which have the page No that they relate to, with his initials dated 1848, title page with vignette, (xxiii), [1] blank, [16] leaves of plates, 640 pp, 46 illustrations, small embossed lib stamp to ep (Neatham Mill Library TW), text block edges in gilt, preface signed IJB with a pencil notes explaining that this was Edward Turner Bennetts brother who edited this after the death of his brother, printed by C Whittingham at the Chiswick Press, the sixth edition?. Dendy was a President of the Medical Society of London. He published a treatise on dreams and spectral manifestations in 1841 entitled Philosophy of Mystery, amongst a number of other works, often illustrated by himself. (Allibone 2684. Martin - Bibliography of Gilbert White p. 132) An exceptional copy.White, naturalist whose natural history and antiquities of Selborne, in the county of Southampton, with engravings, and an appendix (1789), printed in London by T. Bensley for B. White & Son, at Horace's Head, Fleet Street, London. Extending, together with its index, the preparation of which White claimed to be ‘an occupation full as entertaining as that of darning socks See ODNB.

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      Philadelphia:: Carey Lea & Blanchard,. 1837.. 12mo. Part I - 4th edition; Part II [1st state t.p.], III, IV & V - 1st printing (Gimble A19; McGuire 4; Wilkins, pp 7 - 9). 5 volumes.. Original paper wrapped boards with deep rose-colored cloth spines & paper spine labels. Each part individually chemised & housed in a 5 slot custom quarter leather slipcase.. A Very Good, completely original, unrestored set, compiled at the. time of publication by William Cox, Maysville KY, with his signature. & bookplate in each volume..

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        The Posthumous Papers of The Pickwick Club

      London: Chapman and Hall, 1837. First edition, mixed issue, with "S. Veller" at p. 342, but "his friends" at p. 400, and 'F' intact in headline of p. 342' engraved title in second state, with "Tony Weller" on signboard. 8vo. 43 engraved plates by R. Seymour and H. T. Browne ("Phiz"). Original purple cloth with gilt - lettered spine, spine and covers faded and rubbed at edges; most of the plates are slightly darkened and mildly spotted, a few more seriously stained, including frontispiece and title. Smith 3 (pp. 19-27) . One of the most widely celebrated classics of the English language, after the King James Bible and Shakespeare's plays; first editions in cloth in decent and clean state are quite difficult to find

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        The Posthumous Papers of The Pickwick Club. With Forty-Three Illustrations, by R. Seymour and Phiz [H.T. Browne]. [And all extra 'Weller' plates]. FIRST EDITION. FIRST ISSUE

      Chapman & Hall, 1837. 8vo., First Edition, First Issue, with an engraved frontispiece, engraved and printed titles, and 73 engraved plates, frontispiece, engraved title and plates heavily toned, some light browning to text, neat nineteenth century signature on front free endpaper verso; mid-nineteenth century half calf, pebble-grain cloth sides, back with seven flat gilt bands, second compartment lettered in gilt, sprinkled edges, upper hinge cracked (but binding wholly sound), a very good, tight copy. This copy contains the following first issue points given by Hatton & Cleaver: signature 'E' (p.25), 'hodling' (p.260), '7' misaligned (p.267), 'indelicate' and 'inscription' (p.341), 'S. Veller' (p.342), headline 'F' imperfect (p.432). The engraved title-vignette is in the first state reading 'S. Veller', and all 32 extra 'Sam Weller' plates (issued under the pseudonym 'Thomas Onwhyn' in 1837) are present, but this copy has been bound without the scarce half-title. . Catalogs: literature.

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        The Posthumous Papers of The Pickwick Club

      London - Chapman and Hall, 1837 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. First edition. A first edition, early issue, of The Posthumous Papers of The Pickwick Club, commonly known as The Pickwick Papers. Bound in half leather and marbled paper-covered boards, with gilt lettering and decoration. Bound from the Parts. With Forty-Three Plates. This edition has two 'Chapter III' headers. The Posthumous Papers of the Pickwick Club, commonly known as The Pickwick Papers, was the first novel by Charles Dickens. Written for publication as a serial, The Pickwick Papers is a sequence of loosely-related adventures. Its main literary value and appeal is formed by its numerous memorable characters. Each character in The Pickwick Papers, as in many other Dickens novels, is drawn comically, often with exaggerated personalities. Condition: The binding is firm. The boards are held by the cords only, and could possibly detach in the post, even after careful packaging. Page 195 is detached. There is significant wear to the extremities, including significantbumping and rubbing, with the spine leatherdetached. Internally the pages have slight browning with intermittent scattered spots, prominent to the plates. Several of the page edgeshave been reinforced. Pages 191 to195 have several small closed tears. Overall the condition is fair only..

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        The Posthumous Papers of The Pickwick Club. With forty-three Illustrations, by R. Seymour and "Phiz."

      London: Chapman and Hall, 1837 First edition in book form. Bound in 3/4 gilt stamped morocco recased over cloth with marbled boards and page edges. Binding is moderately rubbed and tight. Scattered foxing, mostly to illustrations, with some loss and old tape repairs to several pages. Still a very presentable copy of an early Dickens first edition.. 1st Edition. Hardcover. Good.

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      Newburyport: Morss and Brewster, (1837). First Edition. wraps. Very Good and scarce. Original printed blue wrappers; 68 pages. INSCRIBED and SIGNED on the front blue wrapper: "Deacon Samuel Savile/from/John Quincy Adams." Books inscribed by Adams are quite uncommon, and when found are usually signed on a presentation slip pasted in rather than in the actual pamphlet or book as it is here. The first child of a president to become a president, the first president to be a published poet, and the first president to be photographed, Adams was certainly one of our most intelligent presidents and one of the greatest humanitarians to hold that office. He is also the only president to serve in Congress after leaving office and is perhaps best known for two accomplishments outside his term: the authorship of the Monroe Doctrine as secretary of state and his heroic, successful argument before the Supreme Court to free the Amistad slaves. This oration is of particular interest as it was given on 4 July 1837 to commemorate the 61st anniversary of the Declaration of Independence, a document his father was assigned to draft, though he left that task to Thomas Jefferson. Adams Sr. and Jefferson were the only presidents to sign the Declaration. In this speech Adams refers to the injustice of slavery several times connecting it to the promise of the Declaration of Independence and "a rule of right transcending all human power ... must lead to the extinction of slavery and of war from the earth." Adams and Savile were members of the First Congregational (Unitarian) Church in Braintree, Massachusetts.

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        The Bridgewater Treatise on On the Power and Wisdom and Goodness of God as Manifested in the Creation. Thirteen volumes. Nine Treatises including 'A Fragment' by Charles Babbage

      London: William Pickering; John Murray. G/G- : in Good condition or Good condition minus, without dust jackets. Condition varying from G to G-. Contents all G+ to G. Gutter starting in two volumes and gutter cracked in Babbage volume. Most volumes have lost leather title-plates. Ex-library from the Royal College of Surgeons, Ireland. Aem. 1837. Second Edition. Brown half-leather covers over marbled boards. [5365pp] :: 220mm x 140mm (9" x 6") :: The Bridgewater Treatises were commisioned by Francis Henry Egerton, 8th Earl of Bridgewater, upon his deathbed, to "Explore the Power and Wisdom and Goodness of God as Manifested in the Creation". There were originally eight treatises, though Charles Babbage wrote a ninth. 1 "The Adaptation of External Nature to the Moral and Intellectual Condition of Man", by Thomas Chalmers. 1833 2 "On the Adaptation of External Nature to the Physical Condition of man", by John Kidd. 1833 3 "Astronomy and General Physics Considered with Reference to Natural Theology", by William Whewell. Second edition 1833. 4 "The Hand, its Mechanism and Vital Endowments as Evincing Design", by Charles Bell. 1833. 5 "Animal and Vegetable Physiology Considered with Reference to Natural Theology", by Peter Mark Roget. 1834. 6 "Geology and Mineralology Considered with Reference to Natural Theology", by William Buckland. 1836. With hand-coloured pull-out plate. 7 " On the History, Habits and Instincts of Animals", by William Kirby. 1835. 8 "Chemistry, Meterology, and the Function of Digestion, Considered with Reference to Natural Theology", by William Prout. 1834. 9 "A Fragment" by Charles Babbage. 1837, published by John Murray .

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      London: Chapman and Hall, 1837. TWENTY MONTHLY PARTS. Published from November 1837 through June 1839. In the original light pink printed wrappers. The "Sketches" had appeared in various journals and magazines as early as 1832 under the pen-name "Boz" a Dickens family nickname. The first book form as a "First Series" in two volumes was published in February 1836 with a "Second Series" in Decemeber 1836. Therefore, the issue of monthly numbers post-dated the book form unlike the publishing history of othert Dickens' novels. The first monthly issue coincided with the final installment of "Pickwick Papers". The pink wrappers all contain the front cover design by George Cruikshank. There are a total of 40 full-page plates drawn and etched by Cruikshank, two in each number. No imprint appears on the plates until the sixth number. This set is consistent and correct. All plates are toned around edges, occasional spotting within images. Numbers are discussed in following notes: Number 1 has a tipped-in catalogue listing for this copy. The issue is complete; Number 2 is complete with the very scarce "Address" dated November 30, 1837; Number 3 is complete with the very scarce MECHI'S CATALOGUE. The first page of the catalogue is torn at fore-edge with 3/4" piece missing. All Virtue ads are present but folded differently than the order in Hatton; Number 4 has ink name at top of front cover, several brown spots on rear cover; Number 5 is complete with the four-page "Proclamation" which is frequently missing; Number 6 has ink name at top of front cover, Chapman and Hall imprint begins to be included at bottom of plates; Number 7-12 complete without flaws; Number 13 has a small brown spot on the "Boarding House" plate; Number 14-17 complete with ink name on front cover of #15-16; Number 18 has a small bookseller's stamp on front cover; Number 19 has front cover supplied from Number 3 and rear cover from Number 6 of other copies; Number 20 has both covers supplied from another copy of Number 3. Three-inch closed tears rear cover of Numbers 19-20 with old tape repairs. Ink name rear cover of Number 20. First issue point on last page of Number 20 with "reeledbefore" run together on last page, 6 lines up. In summary, 18 of the 20 issues are complete and correct, containing all adverts, the announcement, and the proclamation, and the elusive Mechi's catalogue. A few spines have had archival-quality repairs. Housed in a full green morocco custom slipcase made by SANGORSKI AND SUTCLIFFE, spine panels, gilt lettering, spine gently mellowed to dark brown. This piece of Dickensiana rarely comes to auction, five times in 25 years It has appeared in only two dealer's catalogues nin the past 13 years. . We note 11 libraries world-wide listing it among their holdings. See Hatton and Cleaver pp. 91-128 and Eckels pp. 15-22. . New Edition. Pink Wrappers. General Light Edge Wear. Demy Octavo.

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        The Posthumous Papers Of The Pickwick Club

      First Edition by Chapman and Hall, London: 1837. Very good in a fine more recent 3/4, dark green leather and light green cloth covered boards with gilt rules at the edges of the leather and with five raised bands on the spine with gilt gilt tooling and text in the compartments. There are three early prior owner's names with dates of 1838, 1893 and 1918 written in ink on the title page. The preliminaries show some soiling and minor foxing. With the exception of the illustrated plates, the bulk of the text is free from foxing or tanning. Without a dust jacket as issued. The book is contained within a fine, green cloth covered, double slip case. This is the first book edition with all of the issue points present to include two chapter IIIs with the signature mark of "E", the half title page and the directions to the binder/errata. 609 pages with forty-three illustrations by R. Seymour and "Phiz". (Smith, vol. 1, 3) An extremely handsomely bound book.

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        History of the Indian Tribes of North America

      Philadelphia: Edward C. Biddle (vol. I); Frederick W. Greenough (vol. II); Daniel Rice & James G. Clark (vol. III), 1837-1838-1844. 4 volumes, folio. (19 3/4 x 14 1/4 inches). 120 hand-coloured lithographic plates after Karl Bodmer, Charles Bird King, James Otto Lewis, P.Rhindesbacher and R.M.Sully, drawn on stone by A.Newsam, A. Hoffy, Ralph Trembley, Henry Dacre and others, printed and coloured by J.T. Bowen and others, vol.III with two lithographic maps and one table printed recto of one leaf, 17pp. of lithographic facsimile signatures of the original subscribers. Extra- illustrated with the original front and rear wrappers to each of the 20 original parts, here bound together as a fourth volume. Expertly bound to style in half black morocco over period cloth covered boards, spines with raised bands in seven compartments, lettered in the second and fourth the others with a repeat decoration in gilt. First edition of "one of the most costly and 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, including some of the greatest American hand-coloured lithographs of the 19th century. This copy with a complete set of the very rare original wrappers, here uniformly bound as a fourth volume. 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 1839, McKenney was able to turn more of his attention to his publishing project. Within a few years, he was joined by James Hall, the Illinois journalist, lawyer, state treasurer and, from 1833, Cincinnati banker who had written extensively about the west. Both authors, not unlike George Catlin whom they tried to enlist in their publishing enterprise, saw their book as a way of preserving an accurate visual record of a rapidly disappearing culture. The text, which was written by Hall based on information supplied by McKenney, takes the form of a series of biographies of leading figures amongst the Indian nations, followed by a general history of the North American Indians. The work is now famous for its colour plate portraits of the chiefs, warriors and squaws of the various tribes, faithful copies of original oils by Charles Bird King painted from life in his studio in Washington (McKenney commissioned him to record the visiting Indian delegates) or worked up by King from the watercolours of the young frontier artist, James Otto Lewis. All but four of the original paintings were destroyed in the disastrous Smithsonian fire of 1865 so their appearance in this work preserves what is probably the best likeness of many of the most prominent Indian leaders of the early 19th century. Numbered among King's sitters were Sequoyah, Red Jacket, Major Ridge, Cornplanter, and Osceola. This was the most elaborate plate book produced in the United States to date, and its publishing history is extremely complex. The title pages give an indication of issue and are relatively simple: volume I, first issue was by Edward C. Biddle and is dated 1836 or more usually 1837, the second issue Frederick W. Greenough with the date 1838, and the third issue is by Daniel Rice & James G. Clark dated 1842. Volume II, first issue is by Frederick W. Greenough and dated 1838 and the second issue by Rice & Clark and dated 1842. Volume III, first issue is by Daniel Rice & James G. Clark and dated 1844. Copies of the work with their original wrappers are of the utmost scarcity and seldom found. BAL 6934; Bennett p.79; Field 992; Howes M-129; Lipperheide Mc4; Reese Stamped With A National Character 24; Sabin 43410a; Servies 2150.

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        The History of Modern Europe: with an Account of the Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire; and a View of the Progress of Society from the Rise of the Modern Kingdoms to the Peace of Paris in 1763 [4 Volumes]

      Longman, Rees & Co.; T. Cadell et al, London 1837 - four volumes fully bound in contemporary light brown calf; five raised bands; two dark brown leather labels; lettering in gilt; double ruled borders in gilt on front and rear covers; gilt is bright; marbled end papers and edges; small book plate of A. Pollok with armorial crest on each front paste down; Pollok House, Glasgow, the home of the Scottish Maxwell family since the 13th century; the Mansion is run by the National Trust of Scotland; minor foxing to prelims but not to text; a new edition; 653pp; 633pp; 713pp; and 755pp; no signatures,inscriptions or other internal markings; a handsome set; heavy volumes may require additional postage. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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      - with remarks upon the natural history of the islands, origin, languages, traditions, and usages of the inhabitants. Illustrated with engravings on wood, by G. Baxter. Pp. [ii]+526(last blank), title page vignette, 5 plates, 20 text illustrations (a couple full page), folding map; dark brown cloth, decorated in blind, neatly rebacked, with the original gilt lettered and decorated spine laid on, boards lightly worn, the edges slightly chipped; bookseller's sticker and signs of removal of bookplate or label on upper pastedown, the upper hinge starting, long pencilled annotation to final blank, scattered light foxing and soiling; Appleton, New York, n.d.[1837]. First U.S. edition. Hill. 1875. *John Williams (1796-1839) was sent by the London Missionary Society to the Pacific region in 1816. He was killed by cannibals in the New Hebrides in 1839, and is often referred to as 'the Martyr of Erromanga'. The American edition of this book did not include the frontispiece printed in oils by George Baxter with his famous coloured printing process using oil-based inks. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Efteraarserindringer fra en Sommerreise i Sverige i Aaret 1836. [På smudstitelbladet kaldet »Svithiod«].

      1. udgave. Randers, Elmenhoff, 1837. 64 sider. I originalt, lidt slidt lysegrønt omslag. Foromslaget næsten løst fra bogblokken.. Bertelsen 18; Bring 581.Med dedikation fra forfatteren til Etatsråd Johan Gunder Adler (1784-1852)

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        Kun en Spillemand - Original Roman i to Dele.

      3 bind i 1. C.A. Reitzel, København 1837. (2)+164+162+(2)+133 sider. Med alle tre smudstitelblade og en trykfejlsliste. Indbundet i et fint samtidigt halvlærredsbind. Let plettet. Navn på friblad.. BFN 308. Attraktivt eksemplar af H.C. Andersens anden store roman. Komplet med alle smudstitelblade og med trykfejlsliste

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