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        Celeste as the Maid of Cashmere

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

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        CODEX, PHARMACOPEE FRANÇAISE rédigée par ordre du Gouvernément par une Commission composée de MM. les Professeurs de la Faculté de Médecine, et de l'Ecole Spéciale de Pharmacie de Paris.:

      Bechet Jeune,, Paris 1837 - (Codice GM0880) In 8° LVI-XVI-536 pp. Joint: A.Cazenave, APPENDICE THERAPEUTIQUE DU CODEX. Paris, Béchet Jeune et Labé, 1841, 218 pp. Les deux réliés ensemble en un seul volume. Quelques rousseurs mais très bon état. Ancien tampon et signature à la page de garde. Reliure début 1900 en démi cuir, charnière reparée mais solide, dos à nerfs, titre or, nom de propriété ("C.A.Cervis"). Très bon état // In 8° LVI-XVI-536 pp. Followed by: A.Cazenave, APPENDICE THERAPEUTIQUE DU CODEX. Paris, Béchet Jeune et Labé, 1841, 218 pp. The two are bound together in one volume. Some foxings throughout but very good conditions. Old stamp & signature at FFEP. Half leather, raised bands, hinge repaired but firm and strong, gilted title and ancient owner's name ("C.A.Cervis"). Fine. Euro 370 ~ Ottime condizioni e descrizioni accurate. Dettagli extra su richiesta. Tutti i libri subito disponibili. Fine conditions or described meticulously. Upon request more pictures and book description in English. All books are in stock ~

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        A New and Improved School Atlas, to accompany the Practical System of Modern Geography

      New York: Published by Robinson, Pratt and Co., 1837., 1837. Publisher's original yellow card covers printed in black on the outside. Complete with 12 Maps, of which 5 are double-page, and 1 Chart, all hand-coloured, and printed individually. Unpaginated, 18 leaves in total. Contains: A Map of the World; A Chart and World; A Map of North America; A Map of the United States; A Map of New England; A Map of the Middle States; A Map of the Southern states; A Map of the Western States; A Map of South America; A Map of Europe; A Map of Asia; A Map of Africa; A Chart... exhibiting... the comparative size of the present Empires...with the forms of Governments...the Width of the Oceans, the Length of Rivers..., and embracing the recent discoveries of Parry, Franklin, Clapperton and others. Inner covers are marked and stained. Covers are dusty and so are the margins of the plates; one map has a couple of very small smudges. An unusually clean and sound Atlas. Held in a protective recent brown cloth wallet with gilt titles to spine.

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        New and Improved School Atlas, to accompany The Practical System of Modern Geography. UNITED STATES)

      New York.: Robinson, Pratt & Co.. 1837.. Atlas with a total of 12 handcolored maps and one handcolored chart, 11 1/2 x 9 1/2 inches, pictorial thick card wrappers with glassine wrapper. Light soiling and wear to covers, tape residue on endpaper gutters (from attachment of glassine), previous owners' neat signature to endpaper and inside front cover. Occasional light toning or spotting to interior, very light crease to lower right corner, but maps are in very good clean condition (light offsetting to the double page map of the United States). There are five double page and seven single page maps. An interesting atlas published in 1837; the double page map of the United States shows a large Wisconsin Territory. To the west of that Territory lies a larger Missouri Territory and Oregon Territory, with Mexico on their southern border. The single page map of North America shows the United States reaching to "Russian Possessions," making no reference to the disputed nature of the Oregon Country where the Hudson's Bay Company occupied Fort Vancouver on the north side of the Columbia River. .

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        MEMORIALS OF TRINITY COLLEGE, OXFORD.

      John Parker, London 1837 - Rev. James Ingram.MEMORIALS OF TRINITY COLLEGE, OXFORD. WITH ENGRAVINGS ON STEEL BY J. LE KEUX, from Drawings by F. Mackenzie 1837;Published: byJohn Henry Parker 1837 in London;- 3 volumes; Stunningly re-bound in three quarter tan leather, with marbled paper. 2 labels to each of the three spines with gilt lettering within. All the Plates are present in this Scarce and Rare collection. The 3 volumes are dedicated to Arthur, Duke of Wellington, Chancellor of the University by the Author. No other copies can be found on the world wide web; Very fine 3 volumes set of highly collectable, & scarce books.The 'Memorials of Oxford' were compiled by James Ingram between 1833 and 1837 and have always been held in high regard, not only for the energetic research and critical observations of the author, but also for the three hundred illustrations contained therein. These include many fine engravings produced by John Le Keux from the original drawings of the painter and architectural daughtsman Frederick Mackenzie.The attraction of many early Victorian local histories lies in the account of those buildings, customs, and social attitudes that have been lost since the time that they were written. This new edition makes such information available to the modern reader. The text is that of the first edition and the original spellings and punctuation have been retained. The opportunity has been taken to remove the repeated sectional numbering of the pages; to provide an index, and to place the lengthy footnotes at the end of each chapter. The many drawings and plates may speak for themselves and every effort has been made to match the clarity of the originals.Volume One: CollegesChrist Church, University, Balliol, Merton, Exeter, Oriel, Queen's, New, Lincoln, All Souls'. Volume Two: Colleges, Halls, etc.Magdalen, Brasenose, Corpus Christi, Trinity, St John's, Jesus, Wadham, Pembroke,Worcester, St Mary Hall, Magdalene Hall, St. Alban Hall, St. Edmund Hall, The Bodleian Library, The Schools.Volume Three: History, Churches, etc.General History, Oxford Castle, The University Press, The Observatory, The Ashmolean Museum, The Radcliffe Library, The Botanic Garden,St. Peter's, St. Mary theVirgin, St. Michael's, St. Martin's, St. Peter's,St. Aldate's, St. Ebbe's, St. Mary Magdalene, St. Giles, Holywell,St. Clement's. St. Thomas, Iffley ChurchThe AuthorJames Ingram was born in Warminster in 1774 and educated at Winchester and Trinity College, Oxford, where he became a Fellow and elected as President in 1824.He was appointed the Rawlinsonian Professor of Anglo-Saxon in the University; a Master of the Examination Schools; Keeper of the Archives; and a member of the Society of Antiquaries. He was considered a fine Anglo-Saxon scholar but is mainly remembered for his 'Memorials of Oxford' issued in three volumes between 1832 and 1837 and in two volumes in 1847. He was married but died childless in Sept 1850 and was buried at Garsington. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        MEMORIALS OF OXFORD (VOLUMES 1,2,3)

      Oxford: John Henry Parker. Good+. 1837. Hardcover. In three volumes. Illustrated with engravings by John Le Keux from drawings by F. Mackenzie. Paginated by sections within the volumes. Tissue protected full page illustrations. Volume #1: The College 1525, 1532, 1545; University College 872? - 1249? : Balliol College 1263, 1268: Merton College 1264; Exeter College 1314; Oriel College 1326; Queen's College 1340. Volume #2: Magdalene College 1456; Brasenose College 1509; Corpus Christi College 1516; Trinity College 1554; St. John's College 1557; Jesus College 1571; Wadham College 1613; Pembroke College 1624; Worcester College 1714. Volume #3: General History of the University and City; Oxford Castle; University Press; The Observatory; The Ashmolean Museum; Radcliffe Library; Botanic Garden; St. Peter's in the East; St. Mary's The Virgin; St. Michael's; All Saints; St. Martin's or Carfax; St. Peter's Le Bailey or in the West; St. Aldates; St. Ebbe's; St. Mary Magdalene; St. Giles's; Holywell; St. Clements; St. Thomas's; Iffgley. Brown cloth has slightly faded edges. Text tight, clean and intact. Stamped floral border. Spine and front cover decorated with gilt. Top edge gilt. Some cover wear, mainly to spine ends. Front corners lightly bumped and rubbed. Small cloth tears on outer hinges with covers fully attached. Light foxing of first two pages in each volume. England; Engravings; 4to 11" - 13" tall .

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        Oeuvres d'histoire naturelle de Goethe, comprenant divers mémoires d'anatomie comparée, de botanique et de géologie, traduits et annotés par C. F. Martins... Avec un atlas... contenant les planches originales de l'auteur, et enrichi de trois dessins, et d'un texte explicatif sur la métamorphose des plantes, par P. J. F. Turpin

      Paris, Genève, Londres: A. Cherbuliez, J.-B. Baillière, 1837 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. 1st Edition. Folio - over 12 - 15" tall. Complete with atlas and text volumes. Atlas: imperial folio (530x360 mm), 2 title pages and 70 pp. in double column, 7 (1 colored) engraved plates; contemporary half calf, spine gilt, edges worn, foxing throughout (first plates in margins heavier). Text volume: 8vo (218 x 140 mm); VIII, 468 pp., 1 folding. table, contemporary cloth, occasional foxing. Ink stamps to titles and plates. ---- <br><br> Nissen BBI, 735. See also "Goethe and Evolution" Journal of the History of Ideas (1967). First edition, rare. Without the text volume, published the same year. This works illustrates his famous anatomic monograph of the "Zwischenkiefer des Menschen und der Thiere" published in 1786 and his "Versuch über die Metamorphose der Pflanzen" published in 1790 without plates and the last edition of 1831 by Cotta in Stuttgart containing "Nachträge" but also without plates. A work of utmost consequence in the development of the Theory of Evolution and thus a forerunner of Charles Darwin as he believed in Organic Evolution..

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        The Posthumous Papers of The Pickwick Club

      London: Chapman and Hall. 1837, 1837. First edition, later issue. 8vo. Publisher&#39;s embossed cloth, rebacked, bumped to extremities, sunned along backstrip. Glazed endpapers. Internally clean with the usual smoky foxing to plates. A handsome copy of the first edition in first issue cloth but with later issue text and plates. Smith 3 (pp. 19-27). Listed in BBC&#39;s Big Read (200 Best Novels) [2003]

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        ABREGE DES ANTIQUITES NATIONALES OU RECUEIL DE MONUMENTS Pour Servir à l'HISTOIRE DE FRANCE. Ouvage orné de deux cent cinquante planches.

      - 250 PLANCHES GRAVEES SUR ACIER. AUTEUR: Par AUBIN-LOUIS MILLIN. TITRE: ABREGE DES ANTIQUITES NATIONALES OU RECUEIL DE MONUMENTS Pour Servir à l'HISTOIRE DE FRANCE. Ouvage orné de deux cent cinquante planches. LIEU: EDITEUR, DATE: Paris, J.N. BARBA, 1837. Rare exemplaire. COLLATION: Complet en 2 volumes (TEXTE & ATLAS) 160 pages + 68 Planches numérotées de I à LXVIII (La planche XXXVII est chiffrée par erreur XXXVIII) + 55 Planches numérotées de I à LV + 69 Planches numérotées de I à LXIX (Planche XXI chiffrée par erreur XIX, planche XXXVII chiffrée par erreur XXXVIII) + 58 Planches numérotées de I à LVIII (Planche XXXVII chiffrée par erreur XXXIV, planche XLI chiffrée par erreur XXII, planche XLVIII chiffrée par erreur XVIII). FORMAT: 2 volumes In-4, un de 23 x 29.5 cm (Volume Atlas) & 21.5 x 26 cm (Volume texte) RELIURE: Reliures en demi-cuir (chagrin). Dos lisses, dorés du titre. ILLUSTRATIONS: L'atlas contient: 68 Planches + 55 Planches + 69 Planches + 58 Planches (Soit un total de 250 PLANCHES, Complet) ETAT: Des rousseurs sur les pages & les planches. Frottements sur les coiffes, mors & dos. Petite déchirure de 0.5 cm d'une coiffe supérieure. Coins de plats émoussés. BIOGRAPHIE & THEME: MILLIN (Aubin-Louis), archéologue, numismate, botaniste et minéralogiste, né à Paris en 1759, mort en 1818. (Grand Dictionnaire Universelle de Pierre Larousse) POIDS: 3 Kg [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Perspectiv-Karte des Erzherzogthums Oesterreich unter de Enns

      [Wien, um 1837].. 15 einzelne gefalt. Kartenbll. mit jew. 4 Segmenten auf Leinen gezogen. Jew. 29 x 44 cm. In HLn.-Schuber d. Zt. m. Rückengoldpräg. In sehr gutem Zustand. Nebehay-W. 685 - "Die Landschaft des südlichen Niederösterreich wird auf den Tafeln aus hoher Vogelperspektive dargestellt. Auf jedem einzelnen Blatt sind Straßen, Häuser, Kirchen, Straßenkreuze etc. deutlich zu erkennen". Vorhanden sind: 1. Section: [Östliche nahe Umgebung von Wien bis Mannswörth], Simmering; 2. Sect.: "Theil des Marchfeldes" mit Florisdorf, Jedlersee, Aderklaa, Leopoldau, Süssenbrunn; 3. Sect.: "Westliche nahe Umgebung von Wien" mit Heiligenstadt, Grinzing, Weidling, Döbling, Dornbach etc.; V. Sect.: "Umgebung von Himberg" mit Maria Lanzendorf, Ebergassing, Zwölfaxing; VI. Sect.: "Ugebung von Stammersdorf und Pillichsdorf" mit Enzesefeld, Gerasdorf u.a.; 7. Sect.: "Umgebung von Korneuburg, Klosterneuburg und St. Andrä"; 8. Sect.: "Marchfeld: Umgebung von Bockflüss und Schönkirchen"; Sect. 9: "Südliche Umgegend von Mödling und Lachsenburg [!]" mit Hinterbrühl, Gaaden, Biedermannsdorf u.a.; 10. Sect.: "Umgebung im Marchfeld von Markgraf-Neusiedl, Ober-Siebenbrunn und Leopoldsdorf"; 11. Sect: "Marchfeld-Umgebung von Sachsengang, Breitstetten und Orth"; 12. Sect.: "Umgebung von Fischament [!], Schwadorf und Göttlesbrunn"; 13. Sect.: "Östlicher Theil des Tullnerfeldes. Umgebungen von Tulln"; 14. Sect.: "Umgebung von Höflein und Petronell und die ungarische Grenze" mit Scharndorf, Bratislava, Rohrau, Hollern, Höflein u.a.; 15. Sect.: "Umgebung von Judenau im Tullnerfelde, Purkersdorf und Rappoltenkirchen" mit Mauerbach, Tulbinger Kogel u.a.; 16. Sect.: "Umgebung von E[c]kartsau und Deutsch-Altenburg..."mit Engelhartstetten, Stopfenreith u.a.

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        VOYAGE DU MARECHAL DUC DE RAGUSE en Hongrie, en Transylvanie, dans la Russie Méridionale, en Crimée, et sur les bords de la mer d'Azoff, à Constantinople, dans quelques parties de l'Asie-Mineure, en Syrie, en Palestine et en Egypte.

      - Première édition de ce Voyage paru chez Ladvocat en 1837 en 4 volumes, l'année suivante 1838 un 5e volume paraît, il ne comporte pas de tomaison sur la page de titre et est intitulé Voyage du Maréchal Duc de Raguse en Sicile. Manque également l'atlas. AUTEUR:MARMONT (Auguste-Frédéric-Louis Viesse de, Maréchal, Duc de RAGUSE). ? TITRE: VOYAGE DU MARECHAL DUC DE RAGUSE en Hongrie, en Transylvanie, dans la Russie Méridionale, en Crimée, et sur les bords de la mer d'Azoff, à Constantinople, dans quelques parties de l'Asie-Mineure, en Syrie, en Palestine et en Egypte. LIEU: EDITEUR, DATE: A Paris, Chez Ladvocat, 1837 COLLATION: 4 Volumes complets en soi avec la table générale in fine du tome 4. Manque l' atlas. T I : 402 pages, (1) ; TOME II : 396 pages, (1) ; TOME III : (1), 406 pages; TOME IV : (1), faux-titre, titre, 384 pages, (1) FORMAT: In -8 de 21 cm RELIURE: Reliure de l' époque en demi veau glacé bleu, dos à faux - nerfs orné de jolis fers dorés. ILLUSTRATIONS: Sans ETAT: Très bon exemplaire, reliures solides et décoratives, le cuir est un peu passé ( insolé ), pratiquement sans frottements ou autres défauts d'usage. Intérieur en bon état, quelques rares et très pâles rousseurs dues de la nature du papier. BIOGRAPHIE & THEME: Après une carrière militaire bien remplie, le Duc de Raguse, disgracié car il n'avait pas pu enrayer la révolte de juillet 1830, exilé volontaire, passa le restant de sa vie à voyager en Autriche, en Russie, en Turquie, en Syrie, en Terre Sainte, en Egypte et au Liban ainsi que dans les États de Venise. En Egypte, il fut fort bien accueilli par Méhémet Ali. Son ouvrage est bien écrit. Le dernier volume traite de la Sicile. » (Collection Lazard, 287). POIDS: 2900 g NOUVEAU ! Indiquez-nous vos desiderata pour être averti par email de la mise en vente de nouveaux ouvrages qui vous interessent ! [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        The Posthumous Papers of the Pickwick Club

      London: Chapman and Hall,, 1837. With forty-three illustrations, by R. Seymour and Phiz. Octavo. Finely bound in late 18th-century full calf, spine elaborately gilt-tooled in compartments with two burgundy morocco labels, French fillet and fleurons gilt to sides, gilt rolled board edges and turn-ins, blue endpapers and all edges gilt. Half title, engraved frontispiece, engraved title page, and 41 engraved plates by Buss, R. Seymour and Phiz. Shadow of a contemporary ownership inscription to half title. Joints and ends repaired, front hinge just starting, some slight darkening at spine and board edges, even tanning to leaves and plates. A very good copy in a lovely binding. First edition bound from parts, early issue with the plates in early states (with page location and without title page or imprints), Buss plates present at pages 69 and 74 , and the engraved title page sign stating "Veller"), and the following textual points: p.26 headline printed "POSTHUMOUS PAPERS, &c.", p.328 type is loose in headline of &#39;POSTHUMOUS&#39;; p.553 9 lines up &#39;considdring&#39; for &#39;considering&#39;. Noted collector Dr Alexander Japp (who was a friend of R. L. Stevenson) has annotated his observations of curious issue points, including broken type in "[l]oud knocking" in the first line of p18 which Japp claims is "a fairly infallible mark of the 2nd issue", but the copy remains a handsomely bound first edition with all the usual points of early issue.

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        Memoirs of the Life of the Late John Mytton, Esq.re, of Halston, Shropshire, formerly M.P. for Shrewsbury, High Sheriff for the counties of Salop & Merioneth, and Major of the North Shropshire 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

      London: Rudolph Ackermann, Eclipse Sporting Gallery & N.S.M. Office, 191, Regent Street, 1837. Hardcover. Second Edition, Reprinted (with considerable additions) from the &#39;New Sporting Magazine&#39;. Octavo. ix, 206pp. Engraved title-[age. With eighteen hand-colored plates, including frontispiece. Somewhat later full polished green calf, false raised bands, gilt rules, contrasting spine label, top edge gilt; head of spine chipped a bit, corners bumped. A bit of foxing throughout, evident in some margins of the plates, though the coloring to the plates remains vivid and strong; a Very Good copy. // Alken&#39;s plates are highly regarded for their authentic reflection of the sporting scenes, primarily hunting and coaching. "A most valuable and important book for the sporting life of the period, aptly described by Newton as &#39;a biography of a real man that reads like a life of fiction&#39;" (Tooley) Image or additional images available upon request

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        Memoirs of the Life of the late John Mytton, Esq

      London: Rudolph Ackermann,, 1837. Formerly M.P. for Shrewsbury, High Sheriff for the counties of Salop and Merioneth and Major in the North Shropshire 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. Octavo (240 × 149 mm). 20th-century full red polished calf, spine with purple and green morocco labels, gilt rules, dated in gilt at foot, covers with double gilt rules and flower-heads at corners, dentelles with blind decorative border, pink mottled endpapers, edges gilt on the rough. Complete with final advert leaves; original front cover bound in at end. 18 coloured aquatints, with later tissue guards; engraved title with ownership inscription of J. B. de Trafford, Crofton Hall, 1851. Some foxing, one leaf (pp. 28/27) with restoration to three margins, small marginal repair to pp. 127/8, text not affected in either case, a good copy. Second edition, with eighteen plates (instead of twelve in the first).

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        HISTORY OF THE INDIAN TRIBES OF NORTH AMERICA, WITH BIOGRAPHICAL SKETCHES AND ANECDOTES OF THE PRINCIPAL CHIEFS. EMBELLISHED WITH ONE HUNDRED AND TWENTY PORTRAITS FROM THE INDIAN GALLERY IN THE DEPARTMENT OF WAR, AT WASHINGTON

      Philadelphia: Edward C. Biddle (Vol. I); Frederick W. Greenough (Vol. II); Daniel Rice & James G. Clark (Vol. III), 1837-1838-1844.. Four volumes. 120 handcolored 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 colored by J.T. Bowen and others; Vol. III with two lithographic maps and one table printed on 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 twenty original parts, here bound together as a fourth volume. Folio. Expertly bound to style in half black morocco over period cloth covered boards, spines gilt. Very good. 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 handcolored 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 American Indian 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 American Indian 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 a 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 color 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 watercolors 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&#39;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 titlepages 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 is by 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 is 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 M129. LIPPERHEIDE Mc4. REESE, STAMPED WITH A NATIONAL CHARACTER 24. SABIN 43410a. SERVIES 2150.

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        The announcement of the new partnership of attorneys Stuart & Lincoln in the ìSangamo Journalî

      Original newspaper, ìSangamo Journal,î December 23, 1837. The first and last pages are visible in the framed display. Four pages (two sheets), each 18î x 24.75î. In the upper portion of the first column of the first page appears this five line advertisement: ìSTUART & LINCOLN, / ATTORNEYS and Counsellors at Law, will practice, / conjointly, in the Courts of this Judicial Circuit. ñ / Office No. 4 Hoffmanís Row, up stairs. / Springfield, april 12, 1837.î Two ads directly above: ìNINIAN W. EDWARDS, / ATTORNEY & COUNSELLOR AT LAW, / Springfield ñ Illinois.î In unusually fine condition with no visible tears. Double matted and framed under glass on both sides to display pages one and four. Slightly chipped 26î x 33î frame. Lincoln had moved from New Salem, Illinois, to Springfield in 1836. He had first met Edwards when both were members of the State House of Representatives. Ninian W. Edwards and Elizabeth Todd were married in 1832. At the Edwards mansion, Lincoln met Elizabethís sister, Mary Todd, who had moved into the Edwardsí home in 1839. On November 4, 1842, Lincoln and Mary Todd were married in the home of Ninian and Elizabeth Todd Edwards. Lincoln and John Todd Stuart, cousin of Mary Todd, had served together in the Illinois House of Representatives from 1834-1836. They formed Stuart & Lincoln on April 12, 1837, as stated in the ad. ìBeginning publication in 1831, shortly after Lincoln settled as a young man in New Salem, the ëSangamo Journalí faithfully supported Abraham Lincoln and the Whig Party. Changing to the ëIllinois Journalí in 1847, shortly after Lincoln left for Congress, the newspaper continued its support of the Whig Party. In 1855, the name changed again, to the ëIllinois State Journal,í and the paper supported the Republican Party as Abraham Lincoln rose to national prominence.î --- ìLincoln Editor,î The Quarterly Newsletter of The Papers of Abraham Lincoln, Volume 12 Number 4, October-December 2012.

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        Little Tern, Sterna minuta: (Linn)

      London 1837 - This splendid hand-colored, folio-size lithograph, Little Tern, Sterna minuta (Linn), from John Gould&#146;s (1804-1881) monumental book "Birds Europe" (1832-1837) is in excellent condition. Measuring 14" x 21", this lithograph magnificently displays the author&#146;s scientific skill and attention to detail. These seabirds are expertly hand-colored with white bodies and gray backs and wings and a black stripe and hood through the eye to the nape. Precise lines define and detail each feather and create the intricate patters on their backs. In the beginning of the 19th century the Little Tern was a common bird of European shores, rivers and wetlands. However in the 20th century, populations of coastal areas decreased because of habitat loss, pollution and human disturbance. John Gould was an English ornithologist, self-taught artist and naturalist. Gould first worked as a gardener under his father in the Royal Gardens of Windsor from 1818-1824, where he began his illustrations. He became an expert taxidermist, opening his own practice in London in 1824 and in 1827 he became the first Curator and Preserver at the museum of the Zoological Society of London. Through his work he was able to meet with the country&#146;s leading naturalists and view new collections of birds given to the Zoological Society. His interest in birds was continually developing and in 1830 he published his first volume on birds, &#147;A Century of Birds From the Himalaya Mountains.&#148; For the next fifty years, Gould, his wife and artists working with them traveled around Asia, the East Indies and Australia. His wife Elizabeth and other artists were able to transfer his sketches to stone; hand print and hand-color them. One of the most accomplished and engaging natural history works of the 19th century, &#147;The Birds of Europe&#148; was also the first of Gould's works to feature plates by Edward Lear. A total of sixty-eight images bear Lear's name, and they are among the most remarkable bird drawings ever made. Lear endowed his illustrations with some measure of his own whimsy and intelligence, and his style is at once fluidly spontaneous and realistically precise. In this way, the images of &#147;The Birds of Europe&#148; are amazingly distinctive, while also highly realistic. Gould undertook this work partly in an effort to redress the imbalance between the study of local and foreign ornithology. Gould portrayed birds native to Europe in a manner that had only been thought appropriate for the colorful species of distant places. In this way he managed to draw much popular interest back to native birds, which were suddenly considered equally beautiful to exotic species.

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        Vorlesungen über die Rettungsmittel beim Scheintode und in plötzlichen Lebensgefahren. Zweite, vermehrte und verbesserte Auflage. Mit fünf Kupfertafeln.

      Wien, Johann Baptist Wallishausser, 1837. - VIII, 248 SS. Mit 5 Tafeln (dav. 4 gest., 1 lith.). Leinenband der Zeit mit goldgepr. Rückentitel und -fileten. 8vo. Zweite Ausgabe (EA 1819). - Der böhmische Mediziner J. Bernt (1770-1842) wurde "1808 an der Prager, 1813 an der Wiener Universität zum Professor der medicinischen Polizei und gerichtlichen Arzneikunde ernannt. Bernt hat den böhmischen Aerzten an der Wiener Hochschule zuerst Auctorität verschafft. Seine wissenschaftlichen Arbeiten im Gebiete der Staatsarzneiwissenschaft und Medicinalpolizei [sind] noch heute sehr geschätzt und maßgebend" (Wurzbach). - Gutes, fast fleckenfreies Exemplar; die gleichmäßig leicht gebräunten Tafeln zeigen Rettungsmittel für Verunglückte (Such- und Fangzangen, Tragkörbe, das "Eisboot" etc.). Die letzte Tafel, einen Retter im "Paulin'schen Apparat" (ein gasdichter Anzug mit Luftschlauch) darstellend, signiert "E. K. Frühwirth litho". Engelmann 57. Hirsch/H. I, 496. Lesky 66. Wurzbach I, 332. Nicht bei Osler, Waller, Wellcome etc. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Bentley&#39;s Miscellany. ( 9 volumes )

      London Richard Bentley 1837 - 1841. FIRST EDITION. Hardback. Volumes I - IX. 8vo 9x6 inches. Edited by Boz for the period 1837 to 1839. Oliver Twist makes his first appearance vols i -V . Illustrations by George Cruickshank and others. Half brown leather binding with publishers marbled cloth. Gilt titles to spine in black lettering piece. 5 raised bands to spine. Each volume has a protective clear pasted covering. A Very Good clean tight-bound handsome set.

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        Der Sammler für Geschichte und Alterthum, Kunst und Natur im Elbthale. Mit Beiträgen von Choulant, Ebert, Engelhardt, E. A. Espe, Falkenstein, Frenzel, Gersdorf, Hohlfeldt, Gustav Klemm, Reichenbach, A. Schiffner und Anderen. 47 Lieferungen in 2 Bänden (vollständig).

      8vo. Mit 101 Abb. auf 89 gef. Taf. (85 Kupfer u. 4 Lithographien) 1 Bl., 367 S., 1 Bl., S. (369)-748 S. Hldr. (2. H. 19. Jh.). auf 4 unechten Bünden m. Rückenvergoldung. Ausführliches und herrlich illustriertes Werk zur Geschichte Dresdens und seiner Umgebung. Je 1-2 Kupfer wurden dem in Lieferungen erschienen Werk beigegeben, sind hier bisweilen an falscher Stelle eingeheftet, sie stellen dar: Vogelwiese im Jahre 1612, Altes Rathaus, alte evangelische Schlosscapelle, Ansicht von Dresden im 17. Jh., Neumarkt, Kreuzkirche im Jahr 1686, Innenraum der Neustädter Kirche, Saturnusfest im Plauenschen Grund 1719, Holländisches Palais, Theater im Großen Garten, Frauenkirche, Ruinen der alten Kreuzkriche 1765, Riesensaal im Dresdner Schlosse 1678, Reithaus m. Innerem, mehrfach den Zwinger sowie Nymphenbad, Großer Garten 1719, Belagerung v. Dresden 1760, Inneres der Oper 1755, Schlachten v. 26./27. Aug. 1813, Decoration der Elbbrücke 1807 u. 1812, zahlr. Kirchen, Brücken, die Theater, die Stadttore u.v.a.m. Mit einem Register. - Einbände etw. berieben. Im Rande v. Bd. 2 kl. Wasserrand. 3 Taf. an Falzkante eingerissen. Insgesamt ansrprechendes u. wohlerhaltenes Ex. [2 Warenabbildungen bei antiquariat.de]

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        Physiologie für Schulen und gebildete Stände, erläutert durch eilf anatomische Abbildungen. Aus dem Französischen v. F. Reichmeister

      Lpz., Hochhausen et Fournes 1837.. 4°. 46 S., 11 kolor., lithogr. Taf. Ln. d. Zt. Mit Gold- u. Blindpräg, Vollgoldschn. Text durchgeh. stockfl., Taf. nur stellenw. Erste deutsche Ausgabe. Die französ Orig.-Ausgabe erschien 1835. Jede Tafel enthält mehrere Figuren, bewegliche, klappbare Teile ermöglichen die Darstellung unterschiedlicher Ebenen des menschlichen Körpers. Achille-Joseph Comte (1802-1866) lehrte am Lycée Charlemagne in Paris und später in Nantes.

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        Wissenschaftslehre. Versuch einer ausführlichen und größtentheils neuen Darstellung der Logik mit steter Rücksicht auf deren bisherige Bearbeiter. Hrsg. v. mehren seiner Freunde. Mit einer Vorrede des J. Ch. A. Heinroth

      Sulzbach, Seidel 1837.. 4 Bde. gr.-8°. XVI, 571 (1); XX, 683; VIII, 575; XX, 683 S. Mit 1 doppelbl.-gr. lithogr. Taf. Pbde. d. Zt. m. goldgepr. Rückensch. Rückenkanten berieb. EA. Ziegenfuß I, 132; Goed. XII, 354, 15a - Im vorliegendem Werk erwies sich Bolzano als einer der Begründer der mathematischen Logik. Er vertritt darin die Auffassung, dass der Satz an sich, die Vorstellung an sich und die Wahrheit an sich unabhängig von unserem Denken existieren. Bolzanos Wissenschaftslehre nahm wichtige Teile der modernen Logik vorweg. - "Bolzano bot darin in eindringlicher Verdeutlichung der Begriffe eine völlig neue Logik und verfocht gegen Kant die Festellung objektiver Sätze, Wahrheiten und Vorstellungen, die unabhängig vom Bewußtsein Gültigkeit haben, in welchem sie auftreten. Die am Ende des 19. Jahrhunderts entstehende Logistik und Phänomenologie sind wesentlich von der Wissenschaftslehre Bolzanos angeregt" (NDB II, 439)

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        Remarks on Military Law and the Punishment of Flogging

      1837. Napier, Sir Charles James [1782-1853]. Remarks on Military Law and the Punishment of Flogging. London: T. & W. Boone, 1837. [iv], xii, 276 pp. Octavo (8-1/4" x 5-1/4"). Contemporary three-quarter calf over marbled boards, expertly rebacked, gilt fillets and lettering piece to spine. Light rubbing to extremities, corners bumped and lightly worn, bookplate of Henry D. Byng to front pastedown, light toning to interior. "To the Honb.l Mr. Byng from h[is] old and sincere friend the author" to head of title page, interior otherwise clean. * Only edition. Sir Charles James Napier played a legendary role as military commander in the pacification of India. The present work was written upon his return from service in Cephalonia, then under British control, where Napier formed a strong relationship with Byron, and became a strong advocate of reform. The present work is a somewhat conservative but balanced treatment that insists on the necessary differences between social and military law and the absolute importance of keeping them separate, both in Parliament and on the streets. Napier accepts harsh procedure in war, but abhors it in civilian circumstances. At the same time he criticizes many aspects of military law, showing particular concern for better treatment of the private soldier. His humanitarian, indeed democratic, instincts are even more in evidence in his compassion for the lives of ordinary soldiers and their families. The recipient is probably Sir John Byng [1772-1860], Earl of Stratford, MP for Poole in Dorset 1831-1835. On the front pastedown is the signature of Maria Jane Byng (daughter? Sir John&#39;s second wife was Marianne James Byng), also a later 19th century book label of Henry D. Byng. British Museum Catalogue (Compact Edition) 18:256.

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        The Posthumous Papers of the Pickwick Club

      Chapman and Hall 1837 - First edition, with page numbers instead of captions etc. below the plates. 8vo. Author's preface. 43 full-page illustrations by R. Seymour and "Phiz" (Hablot Knight Browne). No half title page. Full polished tan calf by Sangorski & Sutcliffe, spine with raised bands and gilt stamped devices within gilt ruled compartments, maroon and green gilt stamped spine labels, covers triple ruled in gilt with gilt devices in corners, elaborate gilt stamped floral inner dentelles, blue endpapers, t.e.g, others uncut. Fine, fresh copy with no foxing. 609 pages. No signatures or bookplates. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        A PRAYER BOOK, In the Language of the Six Nations of Indians Containing the Morning and Evening Service, the Litany, Catechism, Some of the Collects, and the Prayers and Thanksgivings Upon Several Occasions, in the Book of Common Prayer of the Protestant Episcopal Church: Together with Forms of Family and Private Devotion. Compiled from Various Translations, and Prepared for Publication by Request of the Domestic Committee of the Board of Missions of the Protestant Episcopal Church in the United States of America.

      Swords Sanford & Co.,, NY: 1837 - Original brown ribbon embossed cloth (rebacked) with boards stamped in blind & lettered in gilt. 12mo, bound in 6s. 4 3/4" x 7 5/8". 1st edition (American Imprints 46443; Pilling 998). 168 pp. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        A Statement of the Objects of the New Zealand Association, with some particulars concerning the Position, Extent, Soil and Climate, Natural Productions, and Natives of New Zealand

      London: C. Boworth and Sons. Fair with no dust jacket. 1837. First Edition. Hardcover. A faulty copy of a scarce title. The two maps and two of the text leaves are supplied in facsimile. One of the maps has been pasted down over page 3, covering up all of text on that page. 8, 27 pages. 19th century half-leather and marbled papered boards. Page dimensions: 203 x 126mm. Heavy rubbing to leather at corners and spine. Moderate dampstains throughout. A two page autograph letter from the Australian collector William Crowther, dated 1956, tipped in at rear. This book does not have the full title page imprint given in Bagnall and Hocken, but only "London: 1837". The title page also has the early ink annotation: "Proof Copy [H.?] C." [Henry Chapman?]. Possibly an earlier issue? The imprint on the verso of page 27 is: "London: C. Boworth and Sons, Bell Yard, Temple Bar." This book is from the outstanding collection of the collector Arthur Thomas Pycroft (1875-1971). Pycroft&#39;s collection was recently sold at auction in Auckland, New Zealand. [Bibliographical References: Hocken page 63 - "The first published utterance of the Association."; Bagnall 5811] ; 8vo .

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        La Terre-Sainte et les lieux illustrés par les Apôtres. Vues pittoresques, d?après Turner, Harding et autres célèbres artistes. Histoire, description, m?urs actuelles.

      Audot 1837 in 8° (cm 26x17), pp. 6 nn., 248 ; m/pelle coeva con tit. e fregi in oro al ds., piatti e sguardie marmor.; 1 antiporta e 48 incisioni in acciaio f.t. protette da veline, testo su due colonne; bella c. bianca, rare fior. 160/17

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        OEUVRES COMPLETES DE BUFFON, SUIVIES DE LA CLASSIFICATION COMPAREE DE CUVIER, LESSON, ETC., ETC

      Paris: Pourrat Freres, 1837. Nouvelle Edition. Hardcover. Plates generally clean and bright. Near Fine, attractively bound. Five volumes bound in 7 large octavo (6-5/8" x 10") volumes with green morocco leather spines and marbled boards, the plates bound separately in the two extra volumes. Illustrated with a total of 225 plates: a portrait, 4 folding maps, 10 black-and-white plates, and 201 delicately hand-colored plates of mammals and birds.

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        Wa-Na-Ta, Grand Chief of the Sioux

      Philadelphia: Edward C. Biddle, 1837. First edition.. Fine. Hand-colored lithograph from the first folio edition of McKenney and Hall&#39;s "History of the Indian Tribes of North America". Image size approximately 14-1/8 by 20 inches, matted in an 18 x 24 inch mat. Trace of binding adhesive along one edge and a lower corner rough, a few light spots in the background with some offset from the text , else a fine copy with rich vibrant colors. This image is listed on the contents page of Volume I as Wanata, or &#39;The Charger&#39;. Caption reads: "Published by F. W. Greenough, Philada." and "Entered ... in the year 1836 by F. W. Greenough ...

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        War Dance of the Sauks and Foxes

      On stone by Corbould from a painting by P. Rindisbacher. Printed by C. Hullmandel. London: Published by Campbell and Burns, 1837. Hand-coloured lithograph. Very good condition, skilfully repaired 2" tear at left. 8 3/4 x 14 1/2 inches. 12 x 19 1/8 inches. From the extremely rare London edition of McKenney and Hall&#39;s "History of the Indian Tribes of North America," unrecorded at auction for the last 25 years, and printed by the famous London lithographer Hullmandel. McKenney and Hall&#39;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&#39;s Indian Gallery. Most of King&#39;s original paintings were subsequently destroyed in a fire at the Smithsonian, and their appearance in McKenney and Hall&#39;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&#39;s sitters were Sequoyah, Red Jacket, Major Ridge, Keokuk, and Black Hawk. 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 the 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. Howes M129; cf. Bennett 79; cf. Field 992; cf. Lipperheide Mc 4; cf. Reese, American Color Plate Books, 24; cf. Sabin 43410a.

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        Chippeway Squaw & Child

      - Folio first edition of Indian Tribes of North America. Philadelphia, published by E. C. Biddle, 1837. Very clean.

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        Major Ridge, A Cherokee Chief

      Philadelphia: E. C. Biddle, 1837. Lithograph, hand-colored and printed by J. T. Bowen after a Charles Bird King portrait done in 1835. In excellent condition.11 x 9 inches. 18 x 12 3/4 inches. A fine image from McKenney and Hall&#39;s &#39;Indian Tribes of North America&#39; of an eminent Cherokee leader, who encouraged his people to adopt elements of white culture to preserve their homeland, and later accepted removal to Arkansas where he was killed by fellow Cherokees. Major Ridge, Nunna Hidihi in Cherokee (c. 1770-1839) was a famous Cherokee orator, who, realizing its inevitability, encouraged his people to accept removal to Arkansas. He, his son, John, and Elias Boudinot, his nephew, were leaders of the Treaty Party. Once in Arkansas all three were killed by their opponents. The rank of Major was conferred by General Jackson during the Creek War (1813-14). On the other hand, it was Jackson who, as President, refused to enforce the Supreme Court&#39;s ruling upholding of the Cherokee claims to their property. Mckenney and Hall&#39;s &#39;Indian Tribes of North America&#39; 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&#39;s Indian Gallery. Most of King&#39;s original paintings were subsequently destroyed in a fire at the Smithsonian, and their appearance in McKenney and Hall&#39;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&#39;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 1829, 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. Howes M129; cf. Bennett 79; cf. Field 992; cf. Lipperheide Mc 4; cf. Reese American Color Plate Books 24; cf. Sabin 43410a, Johansen & Grinde, The Encyclopedia of Native American Biography; Horan, The McKenney-Hall Portrait Gallery of American Indians, p. 266.

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        SECOND AND LAST ASCENT OF THE VAUXHALL BALLOON, previously to its return to England. The last ascent of the celebrated Vauxhall and Nassau balloon will take place, as before, at the Rue du Faubourg Poissonniere at one o'clock, next Monday, January 9, 1837 . to be conducted by Mr. Green being his 228th ascent.

      Printed by Julius Didot, Senior, 4 boulevard d'Enfer, [Paris]. 1837 - Folio broadside, 10 x 16.5 inches, black letterpress on yellow stock, utilizing some strikingly original typefaces and decorative initials and embellishments. Five centime tax stamp in black. Remarkably well-preserved with only faint creasing at two corners. A fine example. Rare. The poster includes details of the balloon's history and performance, and information about the forthcoming ascent. Charles Green (1785-1870) was the United Kingdom's most famous balloonist of the 19th century. He experimented with coal gas as a cheaper and more readily available alternative to hydrogen for lifting power. His first ascent was in a coal gas balloon on 19 July 1821. He became a professional balloonist and had made 200 ascents by 1835. In 1836 he constructed the Great Nassau balloon for Gye and Hughes, proprietors of Vauxhall Gardens, from whom he subsequently purchased it for 500 pounds. The Vauxhall Gardens had its own gas lighting and from the early 1830s regularly promoted balloon flights with coal gas for inflation. After a number of ascents Green took off on his historic flight, accompanied by Robert Hollond, M.P. for Hastings, and Monck Mason. They left Vauxhall Gardens at 1:30 p.m. on 7 November 1836, and, crossing the channel from Dover the same evening, descended the next day, at 7 a.m. at Weilburg in Nassau, Germany, having travelled altogether about five hundred miles in eighteen hours. This journey was celebrated in a painting by John Hollins, now in the National Portrait Gallery in London. The quality and style of printing is quite advanced and employs, among others, an unusual font where the top halves of the letters (all caps.) are angled, either to the right or left, from the perpendicular of the bottom halves. TRAVEL BALLOONING BROADSIDES EPHEMERA THE AIR TRAVEL

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        THE POSTHUMOUS PAPERS OF THE PICKWICK CLUB

      1837. With Forty-Three Illustrations, by R. Seymour and Phiz. London: Chapman and Hall, 1837. Bound in full red morocco, gilt-decorated covers and spine, all page edges gilt. First Edition in book form, of which this is an EXTRA-ILLUSTRATED COPY. PICKWICK PAPERS first appeared in 20-in-19 monthly parts from April 1836 through November 1837 (excepting June 1837), and was then published in book form (as here) in November 1837. Included were 43 plates, by Seymour and Buss at the beginning and by "Phiz" (Hablot K. Browne) for the rest. This copy has most of these plates in duplicate -- with one plate carrying the title of the plate, and the other carrying the page number (for placement in the volume). Since the Pickwick plates were re-etched, with minor variations, during the course of the early issues, these duplicate plates provide the ability to compare and contrast.~In addition: Interleaved in this volume are plates by Sir John Gilbert that accompanied the publication of the "Cheap Edition" of PICKWICK. In addition: Also interleaved are plates by A. B. Frost that appeared in the 1881 edition of PICKWICK that was published by Ward Lock (these plates were subsequently published as a separate portfolio in 1908). In addition: bound in at the end of the volume (somewhat trimmed down) are the engraved title page plus fifteen other plates of THE PICKWICKIAN, by W. Heath, published separately (serially) in 1837 -- prior to book publication. In all, quite a remarkably extra-illustrated volume -- the leaves alone bulk over two inches.~The volume is bound by Bayntun in full red morocco, with both covers and the spine decorated in gilt, all page edges gilt. Condition is very good (front joint chafed). Smith I pp 17-27.

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        AMERICAN ARCHIVES: FOURTH SERIES. VOLUMES I - VI. CONTAINING A DOCUMENTARY HISTORY OF THE ENGLISH COLONIES IN NORTH AMERICA, FROM THE KING&#39;;S MESSAGE TO PARLIAMENT, OF MARCH 7, 1774, TO THE DECLARATION OF INDEPENDENCE BY THE UNITED STATES

      M. St. Clair Clarke and Peter Force. Peter Force contemplated documenting the entire early history of the North American colonies, but only completed the volumes containing documents of the Revolutionary War period (the First, Second, Third and Sixth Series were never completed). This 6 volume set constitutes the Fourth Series. It was published from 1837 to 1846 and covers the period from the King&#39;;s Message of March 7th, 1774 up to the Declaration of Independence. Volume I contains a folding facsimile of the signature page (only) of the Plan of Association adopted by Congress in October, 1774; Volume III has 6 maps in facsimile, 3 facsimile letters, and a facsimile of the Resolution of Secrecy adopeted by the Continental Congress on November 9, 1775; Volume VI has 2 facsimile letters and a facsimile Resolution of Independence. Complete in the 6 volumes which comprise the Fourth Series. Bound in neat library buckram over paper-covered boards. Several hinges have been repaired with Japanese tissue, and there is evidence of dampstain to Volume II. Deaccessioned from the Free Circluating Library of New Brunswick with inked stamps in each volume (one facsimile is stamped). Sabin 25053. (Sabin 25053).

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        Hunting the Buffaloe

      Philadelphia: E.C. Biddle, 1837. Hand-coloured lithograph heightened with gum arabic by J. T. Bowen after a painting by Peter Rindisbacher. In excellent condition.15 1/2 x 10 inches. 12 3/4 x 18 inches. A fine image from McKenney and Hall&#39;s &#39;Indian Tribes of North America&#39;: `One of the most important [works] ever published on the American Indians&#39; (Field),` a landmark in American culture&#39; (Horan) and an invaluable contemporary record of a vanished way of life. This exciting scene is based on a painting by Peter Rindisbacher, a Swiss artist, who visited America between 1821 and 26. He lived at Lord Selkirk&#39;s Red River colony where he made a series of artistic studies of Native American life. McKenney and Hall&#39;s &#39;Indian Tribes of North America&#39; 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&#39;s Indian Gallery. Most of King&#39;s original paintings were subsequently destroyed in a fire at the Smithsonian, and their appearance in McKenney and Hall&#39;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&#39;s sitters were Sequoyah, Red Jacket, Major Ridge, Keokuk, and Black Hawk. 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; Horan 356.

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        A Guide to the City of New York; containing an alphabetical list of streets, &c. Accompanied by a correct map

      New York: J. Disturnell, 1837. 16pp. Engraved frontispiece view of "New- York University" drawn and engraved by R. Hinshelwood. Folding map titled "Map of the City of New-York ... for New York as it is in 1837" by D. H. Burr, engraved by S. Stiles & Co., period hand-colouring in outline (sheet size: approx. 13 x 10 3/4 inches). Publisher&#39;s red straight-grained morocco, covers bordered in blind, title stamped in gilt on the upper cover. Scarce New York City pocket guide and map published by Disturnell. This pocket map by Burr which depicts the city as far north as the east side of 34th Street contains a wealth of information through the use of numbered and lettered references which are keyed to the text in the guide. These include: piers (numbered 1-49 on the North River and 1-46 on the East River), public buildings (lettered A-KK), principal hotels (lettered a-bb), and places of worship (numbered 1-117). Twelve numbered references keyed on the map itself identify 12 public buildings in Brooklyn. The engraved frontispiece view by Hinshelwood is the first view of New York University&#39;s original main building, designed by Davis, Town and Dakin, construction of which was completed in 1837. This guide, a variant of Disturnell&#39;s New York As It Is series without the business directory, is quite scarce. Cf. Sabin 54459.

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        EVENINGS WITH PRINCE CAMBACERES, SECOND CONSUL

      1837. Good. LANGON, Baron. EVENINGS WITH PRINCE CAMBACERES, SECOND CONSUL, ARCH- CHANCELLOR OF THE EMPIRE, DUKE OF PARMA. In Two Volumes. London: Henry Colburn, 1837. First English-language edition. Frontipiece portrait in each volume. Octavo. [iii]-Xi,403;[iii]-xi,396 pp. Three-quarter green morocco, green cloth sides, spines in six compartments with gilt-stamped title and bee and eagle decorations, marbled endpapers. Bookplate on front pastedowns. Leather is rubbed along joints and at corners, and sunned and scuffed on spines. Some occasional, very light foxing throughout text. Very good overall. Tipped-in at the front of vol. 1 is a five-line autograph note from Cambaceres to "M. Joubers, commissaire ordennateur a Milan," dated 19 December 1808, wherein he expresses mutual esteem and his continued goodwill. It is signed "L&#39;archichancelier de l&#39;Empire. Cambaceres." Jean Jacques Regis de Cambaceres (1753-1824), French revolutionary and legislator, was deputy of the National Convention and to the Council of Five Hundred, second consul under Napoleon (1799- 1804), arch-chancellor of the empire, and duke of Parma (1808). He concerned himself with legal and legislative work throughout his career. As second consul he played an important part in the preparation of the Code Napoleon.

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