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        Årsberättelser om nyare zoologiska arbeten och upptäckter till kongl.

      Vetenskaps-academien afgifne för åren 1837-1840. Sthlm, P. A. Norstedt & söner, 1841. 8:o. (2),XVI,582 s. + SUNDEVALL, C. J. Årsberättelse om zoologiens framsteg under åren 1840-1842 till kongl. Vetenskaps-akademien afgifven af zoologiæ intendenterna vid Rikets naturhistoriska museum. Första delen (anim. vertebrata.) af C. J. Sundevall. Sthlm, P. A. Norstedt & söner, 1844. 8:o. XIV,322 s. + SUNDEVALL, C. J. Årsberättelse om zoologiens framsteg under åren 1843 och 1844 till kongl. Vetenskaps-akademien afgifven af zoologiæ intendenterna vid Rikets naturhistoriska museum. Första delen (anim. vertebrata.) af C. J. Sundevall. Sthlm, P. A. Norstedt & söner, 1847. 8:o. X,(1,1 blank),222,(2 blanka) s. Tre samtida ngt nötta marmorerade pappomslag med titeletiketter med svart text. Med enstaka fläckar. Första volymen inledningsvis med en fuktfläck. Med Carl J. Sundevalls namnteckning och dennes talrika marginalkommentarer och rättelser samt ur Gunnar Brusewitz bibliotek.. Årsberättelserna, sammanställda av C. J. Sundevall (1804-75), innehåller detaljerade redogörelser för de senaste rönen inom zoologi och etnografi samt recensioner av den nyaste litteraturen på området. Gunnar Brusewitz hade bl.a. markerat passagen: "En korp af 70 år, skjuten på en ö i Mälaren 1840, och bärande en uti underkäken fastnaglad kopparplåt, märkt 1770, omtalades af ref. vid mötet i Köpenhamn 1840"

      [Bookseller: Mats Rehnström]
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        The Old Crater of the Soufriere, St Vincent.

      Ackerman & Co, 1837. Hand coloured aquatint. Fine condition. 11.5 x 9" From 'Scenery of the Windward and Leeward Islands.'

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        The HONOURS Of The TABLE; with Hints on Carving. By Trussler Redivivus, Esq

      John Symington & Co. Glasgow:: John Symington & Co.,. 1837.. 12mo, in 6s. 5-1/2" x 3-5/8". 1st edition. 72 pp.. Gunmetal blue flexible cloth binding, with gilt stamped title lettering to front cover.. Gilt a bit dull. Usual smattering of foxing. 1866 pos to ffep. A. VG copy of a scarce etiquette book.. Though not quite a word-for-word recreation, this work the stated progeny of Trusler's famous 1788 publication, of the same name. ABPC records no copies of this 1837 publication at auction these past 30+ years, and OCLC notes just 6 institutional holdings [KVK adding one additional, the Nat'l Library of Scotland]. Not in Attar, nor the British Museum General Catalogue of Printed Books. . Illustrated with cuts.

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        Ca-Ta-He-Cas-Sa: Black Hoof Principal Chief of the Shawannes

      E. C. Biddle Philadelphia: E. C. Biddle, 1837. unbound. very good. Lehman and Duval. Portrait. Lithograph with original hand coloring. Page measures 19" x 13". Beautiful portrait from the folio edition of McKenney and Hall's "History of the Indian Tribes of North America". As Superintendent of the Indian Trade Bureau, Thomas McKenney wanted to document the rapidly disappearing culture of the American natives. He activated the project, sponsored by the War Department, by commissioning writer James Hall and Charles Bird King, a renowned American portraitist. King painted the prominent Indians while they visited Washington D.C. as treaty delegates. Most of the original oil paintings were destroyed by fire in the Smithsonian Museum in 1865. These lithographs, published 1842-58, are all that remain and are still hailed as one of the best visual records of influential Native Americans of the nineteenth century. Ca-Ta-He-Cas-Sa was a highly respected chief of a large Ohio tribe who though a great warrior, kept his word of peace after signing a treaty in 1795. There is an original crease in the paper across the subject's jacket. Overall toning and offsetting. One piece from our collection of Native American portraits.

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        Atlas Historique, Généalogique Chronologique et Géographique avec des augmentations par J. Marchal..

      Bruxelles., Alexandre de Mat., 1837. Bruxelles., Alexandre de Mat., 1837. 60 x 38 cms. Feuille gravée - signée Brux, 1825 - ; les Fastes Napoléens de 1796 à 1821. Titre, 1 f., Discours, addition, 3 ff., + 36 planches à page double, coloriées à la main, numerotées I - XXVI, avec tables historiques, dont 15 avec cartes, entourées de notes historiques. , + 3 ff. avec Table raisonnée. Sur papier de qualité. Cartonnage de l'époque, frotté. Reliure détachée. feuilles dátées 1835-37. Feuille XXXII avec Mappe-Monde historique, en 2 hémispheres. 3 feuilles supplémentaires ( XIX, XX, XXI ) avec carte ; l'état ancien des Pays-Bas et l'état actuel de la Belgique

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        [Herrans Bön Fader Vår]

      [Stockholm] [Norstedt & Söner] [1837] Folio. Plate mark 38 x 29,5 cm. Margins included 43,5 x 34 cm. 10 engraved plates illustrating the Lord´s Prayer. Text not present. Left outer margins with residue of glue and paper from passe partout. Some left margins chipped. Three plates with a tear in the margin. A couple of stains in the margins to a couple of plates. A few corner creased. One plate with loss the size of a pin hole in the top margin. The first plate with a large stain in upper corner and left margin a bit in to the image. The right margin of the first plate partly damaged with some paper loss. Image areas in fine condition.. Ten engravings originally published in 1803 by the famous swedish artist Elias Martin. This is the second edition published in 1837. Martin spent many years as an artist in London. When he returned to Sweden he became an important representative of the english art ideals. This, his last work, was harshly criticized by his contemporaries who thougt he had lost his mind in his old age. The work has a fantasy or New Age feeling to it. In later years the work has been more appreciated for its originality. The character of the plates are quite appealing to the present time and age. The first edition came with a small booklet describing the plates. The second edition had the description written inside the wrapper in which the plates were issued. The wrapper with the description is not present. Scarce

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        Peah-Mas-Ka: A Musquawkee Chief

      E.C. Biddle Philadelphia: E.C. Biddle, 1837. unbound. very good. Lehman and Duval. Portrait. Lithograph with original hand coloring. Page measures 21.25" x 14.75". Beautiful portrait from the folio edition of McKenney and Hall's "History of the Indian Tribes of North America". As Superintendent of the Indian Trade Bureau, Thomas McKenney wanted to document the rapidly disappearing culture of the American natives. He activated the project, sponsored by the War Department, by commissioning writer James Hall and Charles Bird King, a renowned American portraitist. King painted the prominent Indians while they visited Washington D.C. as treaty delegates. Most of the original oil paintings were destroyed by fire in the Smithsonian Museum in 1865. These lithographs, published 1842-58, are all that remain and are still hailed as one of the best visual records of influential Native Americans of the nineteenth century. Peah-mas-ka was a peaceful chief of the Sauk and Fox tribe, also known as the Musquawkee, whose ambushed death ignited a tribal war against the Menominee and the Sioux. Chipping and tears to edges, minor aging and offsetting. One of many Native American portraits in our collection.

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        The Town of Castries, St Lucia.

      Ackerman & Co, 1837. Hand coloured aquatint. Fine condition. 11.5 x 9" From 'Scenery of the Windward and Leeward Islands.'

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        Betragtninger over de christelige Troslærdomme.

      2. oplag. 2 bd. Kbhvn. 1837. VIII + 400; (4) + 416 s. Smukt indbundet med helt guldsnit i samtidigt præget græsgrønt chargrin med kant, perm og rygdekoration i guld. Forperm dekoreret med grevkrone og initialerne R.B.B. [R. Bille-Brahe]. Bagpermen dateret D. 24 Januar 1839.. Fra Hvedholm bibliotek. Preben Bille-Brahe [1773-1857] oprettede i 1798 grevskabet Brahesminde med Hvedholm som stamhus.Biskop Mynsters berømte "Betragtninger" var tidens mest yndede andagtsbog, den hviler på et grundlag af prædikener. Med sin positive holdning til enevældet og for en statskirke kom han i et modsætningsforhold til bl. a. Grundtvig og Kierkegaard

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        Præsten i Wakefield.

      En Fortælling, skreven i hans eget Navn. Fordansket af S.S. Blicher. Kbhvn. 1837. 12mo. 328 s. Originalt hollanderet kartonnage, ryg med svage brugsspor.. Bertelsen 17. Danish translation of Goldsmith's "The Vicar of Wakefield"

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        Aboriginal Tribes: a collection of 9 items bound in one volume,

      bound in 20thC morocco backed cloth boards, uninked embossed lstamp on first title, a few other neat library marks. PHOTOGRAPHS AVAILABLE ON REQUEST. Comprising: 1) REPORT of the Parliamentary Select Committee on Aboriginal Tribes, (British Settlements), reprinted with comments by the Aborigines Protection Society, xi, 140pp, inscribed presentation copy from Dr T. Hodgkin (member of the committee), London, Ball, 1837; 2) THE SECOND ANNUAL REPORT of the Aborigines Protection Society, presented at the Meeting in Exeter Hall, May 21st 1839 with a list of Officers, Subscribers [&c], 32pp., White for the Society, 1839; 3) EXTRACTS from the Papers and Proceedings of the Aborigines Protection Society, No II, June 1839, [33-]64pp., London, Ball, 1839; 4) [DITTO], No III, July 1839, [65-]96pp London, Ball, 1839; 5) [DITTO], No IV, August and September 1839, [97-]128pp., London, Ball, 1839; 6) [DITTO], No V, October & November 1839, [129-]192pp., London, Ball, 1839; 7) THE THIRD ANNUAL REPORT of the Aborigines Protection Society.., Meeting.. June 23rd 1840, 48pp., White, the Society, 1840; 8) Queries Respecting the Human Race, to be Addressed to Travellers and Others. Drawn up by a Committee of the Meeting British Association for the Advancement of Science appointed in 1839, 14pp., London, Taylor, 1841; 9) MOTTE (Standish) Outline of a System of Legislation, for Securing Protection to the Aboriginal Inhabitants of All Countries Colonized by Great Britain, extending to them Political and Social Rights, Ameliorating their Condition and promoting their Civilsation.., 32pp., London, Murray, 1840. The Aborigines' Protection Society was an early international human rights organisation, founded in 1837, to protect the health and well-being and the sovereign, legal and religious rights of the indigenous peoples subjected by colonial powers. Areas / races detailed include: Newfoundland; North American Indians; South America; British Guiana; West Indies; New Holland, Australia; New South Wales; New Zeland; Van Diemans Land; South Sea Islanders; South Africa; Sierra Leone; Esquimaux.

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        THE NINTH BRIDGEWATER TREATISE. A fragment.

      xxii. [1], 24 - 240, [2 ad's]pp. A few black & white diagrams in text. Original cloth with paper title label to spine. 8vo. First edition. Spine expertly repaired, but paper label rubbed quite heavily; boards a little dust-soiled and lightly bumped and worn at the corners. Stamp of 'Chippens Bank' to front paste-down and title-page Occasional spotting else a very good copy. Does not have the additional four pages of corrections issued later.

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        Tragical Tales and Other Poems: Reprinted from the Edition of M.D.LXXXVII: one of a limited printing of 50 copies;

      Edinburgh, printed for private circulation, 1837.. HARDBACK, new green buckram with gilt lettering on spine, pages: x, 406, all edges speckled red, 4to., 180mm x 260mm (7" x 10.25"), ex-academic library, with plates on front end-papers, blind-embossed stamps on title-page, last page and the margins of one or two others, pencilled nos. on front free end-paper, title-page and verso, label mark on spine, spotting throughout, mainly light, but more on preliminaries and title-page, otherwise a fine copy. 1.7Kg. This is a heavy item and will incur additional postage, shipping costs to an address in the UK would be around £5.00.

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        Jacob Faithful

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

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        Anatomische Abbildungen oder Erlauterungstafeln zu dem Handbuche der Anatomie (Anatomical Charts and Explanations for the Anatomy Handbook)

      Wurzburg, 1837. Approximately 19" x 13.5". Anatomical atlas with 64 plates; many hand-colored. 55 plates, numbered I-LV are single-page plates, plus an additional 9 folding plates, numbered 1-9 in the rear. (Three of the folding plates showing the circulatory system are approximately 50" x 19"; the other six plates showing the musculoskeletal system are approximately 35" x 14".) Elaborate illustrated title page. . Rebacked original boards. Plates are in nice shape with some wear, damp-stains, and foxing. Folding plates are bound out of order. Some of the plate folds have been professionally reinforced. The plates showing veins and arteries in red and blue are especially striking. Feigel, a medical professor at the University of Wurzburg, illustrated his own medical works. . First Edition. Hard Cover. Good to Very Good. Illus. by Feigel, J Th A.. Elephant Folio - over 15" - 23" tall.

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        Map of Connecticut from actual survey

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

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        Campionario di avvisi tipografici per abbonamenti a riviste e libri.

      Raro esempio di un campionario di avvisi tipografici in uso ad un rappresentante. In 8vo (cm. 21); mezza pelle coeva. Contiene 7 carte uguali di avviso editoriale de ?L?Agricoltore italiano giornale di Agricoltura, Veterinaria, Giardinaggio, Economia domestica ec. ec. redatto dal ingegnere Dottor Giuseppe Bosi?. 7 carte uguali di avviso editoriale del ?Bollettino delle cognizioni industriali scientifiche e dilettevoli redatto dal ingegnere Dottor Giuseppe Bosi?. Una carta del n. 6 di ?Varietà agrarie? del 1837. 9 pagine de L?Agricoltore italiano n. 8 del 1837. 11 carte di ?Scelta di Cento tavole rappresentanti Mobilie, Suppellettili ed utensili aventi speciale rapporto colla decorazione interna delle private abitazioni... + 18 tavole ripiegate con numerazione varia. Nel retro di un avviso di ?Scelta raccolta?... vi sono annotati di mano coeva i nomi di abbonati. Axs

      [Bookseller: Libreria Bongiorno Paolo]
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        Manoscritti inediti di torquato tasso ed altri pregevoli documenti per servire alla biografia del medesimo posseduti ed illustrati dal conte mariano alberti... lucca, giusti, 1837.

      cm. 38, pp. 84 (4). Ritratto del Tasso inciso in rame e 33 tavole fuori testo alcune delle quali a colori di ritratti, fac-simili, frammenti, ecc. Leg. coeva con dorso ben rifatto in pelle. Ben conservato. Cfr. Raccolta Tassiana 1474: ""Si tratta della pubblicazione dei manoscritti tassiani che l'Alberti aveva falsificato con certa abilità, al punto di sorprendere la buona fede di alcuni studiosi di cose tassiane. La mistificazione, scoperta, procurò all'Alberti un processo ed una condanna"". Cfr. Gamba 980 (che cita l'esistenza di esemplari colorati). Opera non comune, soprattutto nella tiratura con le tavole a colori come nel presente esemplare.

      [Bookseller: Studio Bibliografico Benacense]
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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". 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.". 2nd US edition (Edgar & Vail, p. 17; Gimbel B44; Vander Poel B551). Not in the McGuire catalogue.. 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".

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        Trattato sulla scherma... milano, tip. ranieri fanfani, 1837.

      Cm. 28 x 22 (ad album), pp. 96. Ritratto dell'autore all'antiporta e 56 belle tavole fuori testo in litografia (incise da Giuseppe Rados). Leg. originale in cartonato rigido ricoperto da tela zigrinata arancione con fregi e titoli in oro. Tagli dorati. Mancanze superficiali alla cop., peraltro esemplare genuino, marginoso e ben conservato. Bel volume in cui l'ufficiale Gambogi si propone di spiegare attraverso testo e figure le scuole italiana, francese, spagnola e tedesca.

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        [Porträtt av samekvinna:] Gamla Margret i Jämtlands Lappmark.

      Blyertsteckning. Signerad och daterad: "J. Z. Blackstadius 1837". 24,5 × 19,5 cm. Samtida eller gammal montering på ett större blad. Titeln är hämtad från en skiss till teckningen i Nationalmuseum (NMH 36/1898, monterad tillsammans med ett porträtt av "En gästgivare i Jämtland" (NMH 37/1898). Båda utförda 1837.). Blackstadius, son till en sjökapten, verkar ofta ha varit på resande fot. Han skall ha rest omkring i landet till 1844, arbetade i Finland 1844-49 och fortsatte därefter sina studieresor runtom i Europa. Hans rykte som konstnär varierar, men han har bl. a. tecknat en mängd fina porträtt. En bild av en namngiven samisk kvinna från Jämtlands lappmark vid denna tid torde höra till ovanligheterna

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        To-Ka-Con [To-Ka Cou], A Sioux Chief

      Philadelphia: E. C. Biddle, 1837. Hand-coloured lithograph by J.T. Bowen after a portrait by George Cooke done in 1837. In excellent condition. 13 1/8 x 10 1/2 inches. 18 x 12 3/4 inches. A fine image from McKenney and Hall's 'Indian Tribes of North America': `One of the most important [works] ever published on the American Indians' (Field),` a landmark in American culture' (Horan) and an invaluable contemporary record of a vanished way of life. Tokacou, or He Who Inflicts the First Wound was a Yankton Sioux warrior and a member of the tribal police force. This elite group maintained high standards of discipline in the community, meting out appropriate punishments when required to, including the death penalty. Here he is portrayed with the sword of authority at the ready. He was signer of several important treaties in the 1820s and 30s. Mckenney and Hall's 'Indian Tribes of North America' has long been renowned for its faithful portraits of Native Americans. The portraits are largely based on paintings by the artist Charles Bird King, who was employed by the War Department to paint the Indian delegates visiting Washington D.C., forming the basis of the War Department's Indian Gallery. Most of King's original paintings were subsequently destroyed in a fire at the Smithsonian, and their appearance in McKenney and Hall's magnificent work is thus our only record of the likenesses of many of the most prominent Indian leaders of the nineteenth century. Numbered among King's sitters were Sequoyah, Red Jacket, Major Ridge, 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. 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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        English Bijou Almanac For 1838

      Schloss Albert 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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        Antiqvitates Americanæ sive scriptores septentrionales rerum ante-coumbianarum in America./Samling af de i Nordens Oldskrifter indeholdte Efterretninger om de gamle Nordboers Opdagelsesreiser til America fra det 10de til det 14de Aarhundrede.

      Edidit Societas Regia Antiqvariorum Septentrionalium, Hafniæ (Copenhagen) 1837. 1st edition. 4°. XLIV+479 pp.+genealogical tables+facsimiles+XVII etched plates (complete), some folded. Bund intrimmed in a nice modern blue paper binding. Some waterstaining to plates, affecting in particular the last plates and maps. Text almost clean.. This magnificent work collects evidence of expeditions to America by Norse travellers in the 10th to 14th centuries. Saga texts are printed in the orig. Norse as well as Danish and Latin translations. Of particular interest, several plates meticulously depict rock inscriptions from the American continent once believed to have been carved by visiting vikings

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

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

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        The Posthumous Papers of the Pickwick Club

      Chapman and Hall London: Chapman and Hall, 1837. Half-morocco, first edition, later issue. Superb fore-edge painting by Martin Frost. Book slight wear to binding, else near fine.

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

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

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        Kun en Spillemand. Original Roman i tre Dele.

      Orig. udgave. Kbhvn. 1837. [4] + 164 + 162 + 133 s. Indbundet i ét samtidigt halvlæderbind med guld- og blindtryk på ryggen. Navn på friblad. Plettet eksemplar med svag fals.. BFN 308

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        West Point

      New York:. ca. 1837.. A sweeping panoramic view of the Hudson River from Inspiration Point looking north. The large hand colored lithograph focuses on the view up the river toward Bannerman's Island. A large home in Cold Spring is visible on the eastern shore beyond Constitution Island, while a steam ferry and numerous white sailed sloops glide across the river. A gentleman in the foreground confers with two fashionably dressed young ladies, and other couples are visible crossing a bridge at the lower left. After the Bartlett print titled "View from West Point" of 1837.The lithograph has a painted black surround highlighted with gilt rules; the title is lettered in gold at the bottom of the black surround. With an original light brown burn mark from a wooden slat in the original frame, now removed. 20 x 14 1/2". Matted and framed archivally in a gilt and dark green wood frame, 32 x 27".

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        EXTRAORDINARY GAZETTE. Speech of His Mightiness on Opening the Second Number of Bentley's Miscellany, Edited by "Boz."

      [London]:: [Richard Bentley],. [1837].. 8-11/16" x 5-13/16". 1st printing (Eckel, pp. 173 - 174; Gimbel E-33). 1 printed sheet, folded once vertically forming a 4 pp leaflet.. Printed self-wrappers. Now housed in an archival mylar sleeve.. Some modest thumbing & soiling. Unobtrusive paper repair along spine. fold, as well to one small area on first leaf fore-edge. Withal, a. VG copy.. Here Dickens, the new editor for the Miscellany, "paraphrased the average Royal speech, and by the use of bombastic and ponderous expressions announced the coming of 'Oliver Twist.'" [Eckel]. The drawing of Dickens by Phiz the earliest recorded by Wilkins, who compiled Dickens in Cartoon & Caricature [1924]. According to Podeschi, and is usually the case, the leaflet most likely removed from Bentley's Miscellany Issue III of 1 March 1837, where it had been inserted preceding that issue's Bentley's Advertiser. . Masthead vignette, by Phiz, depicting a young Dickens standing next to a plump porter carrying a large consignment of Bentley's Miscellany. According to Matz, Dickens in Cartoon & Caricature, the scene engraved by John Thompson.

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        Piece of a walnut rafter retrieved by the Rev. Ransopher from New Salem’s Onstott cooper shop with 1949 provenance – Lincoln would feed wood shavings to the fire which he read by when he and Onstott studied law at night

      “The Wisconsin Magazine of History,” June 1943, reported that “Lincoln High School students, Wisconsin Rapids, were rapt listeners to the Lincoln lecture delivered by the Rev. O.B. Ransopher, of the local Baptist Church. The 2,028 Lincolniana items, which he has gathered in thirty-five years, were displayed at the high school. His most remarkable experience, incident to collecting, was a several-hour visit with Robert Todd Lincoln in 1921, although his hobby dates from 1908 after he had visited the tomb of Lincoln.” A full page illustrated article titled “Lincoln Collection on Exhibit in County Museum” appeared in the February 1, 1967 edition of the “Kokomo (Ind.) Tribune.” An 8.5” x 11” photocopy of the page is present. In part, “At a tribute to the nation’s 16th president, the Rev. Oliver B. Ransopher, noted Lincoln expert, is displaying his collection at the Howard County Historical Museum. Mr. Ransopher, acting curator of the museum, is noted as an author and lecturer on the life of Lincoln ...Collecting began for Mr. Ransopher when he was 10 years old ... Many collectors divide and share as much of their treasured items as they can...” The Rev. Oliver B. Ransopher, Pastor of the Calvary Baptist Church of Wisconsin Rapids, Wisconsin, presented this piece of wood as gift in 1949. The 2.25” x 0.75” piece of wood is affixed to a 5” x 3” card beneath which is typed the following: “Piece of a walnut rafter from the Onstott Cooper Shop at New Salem, Ill., where Abraham Lincoln and Onstott studied law at night by the light of the shavings. The Onstott shop is the only original building in the re-constructed village.” On verso, Ransopher has handwritten: “Gift of O.B. Ransopher / Sept. 15, 1949.”

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        THE EASTERN SEAS, or Voyaging and Adventures in the Indian Archipelago, in 1832 - 33 - 34, Comprising a Tour of the Island of Java - Visits to Borneo, the Malay Peninsula, Siam, &c.; Also an Account of the Present State of Singapore, with Observations

      Wm. H. Allen and Co. London: Wm. H. Allen and Co., 1837. xii, 461 pages of text, followed by 2 pages of publisher's advertisement. Modern (circa 1950) three quarter leather binding; brown leather spine and corners with marbled paper-covered boards; minimal sunning to spine and minimal overall shelfwear. Slight loosening of a few pages. Illustrated by a frontis map, three additional maps, and in-text musical scores. Original endpapers bound-in. Title continues "...Observations on the Commercial Resources of the Archipelago." Previous owner's red ink stamp "John Getz" on the new front endpapers. Getz was apparently the U.S. Ambassador to Malta in 1972.. First Edition. Hardcover. Very good+ condition. Octavo (8vo).

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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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        Goetz von Berlichingen with the Iron Hand

      Philadelphia: Carey, Lea & Blanchard, 1837. Octavo. xxxvi, (ii), 11-(186)pp. First edition of this translation. Originally published in 1773, this was Goethe's first published work, and it was based on an historical figure: a robber baron whose lost hand was replaced with an iron prosthesis of his own creation. Taking cues from the English Romantics, Goethe employed a form of speech in this play that was derived from then-current vernacular, and as such was heralded as the first "modern" German drama. The first attempt to render the play into English was undertaken by Sir Walter Scott, published in 1799, and it marked his first foray into literature. The present translation is unattributed, but in its lengthy Preface, it is noted that this version makes use of Goethe's last revisions and all his drafts, and therefore endeavors to be definitive. Scattered light foxing to preliminaries, else nearly fine in publisher's brown cloth that shows some wear to extremities and a short tear to lower front hinge.

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        MEMOIRS OF THE LIFE OF THE LATE JOHN MYTTON, ESQ

      1837. [APPERLEY, Charles James]. MEMOIRS OF THE LIFE OF THE LATE JOHN MYTTON, ESQ. OF HALSTON, SHROPSHIRE...WITH NOTICES OF HIS HUNTING, SHOOTING, DRIVING, RACING, ECCENTRIC AND EXTRAVAGANT EXPLOITS. By Nimrod. London: Rudolph Ackermann, 1837. Second edition, reprinted (with considerable additions) from the New Sporting Magazine. Illustrated with 18 hand- colored engraved plates by H. Alken and T. J. Rawlins. Engr. t.p.,xii,206 pp. + 8 pp. publisher's catalogue. 8vo. Publisher's green cloth, gilt spine and cover vignettes, a.e.g. Binding shows minor shelfwear, with corners gently bumped. and scattered foxing; but the gilt-stamping is bright. Slight foxing to title-pages; in general the plates are quite sharp, clean and beautifully colored. Page 17-18 and plate facing p. 18 are loose, laid-in and unharmed. Otherwise, the bookblock is sound. Housed in a green cloth, modern custom-made three-panel folding sheath within a slipcase. An attractive copy of an uncommon and important sporting book. (Tooley 67)

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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. London: Chapman and Hall, 1837.. 1st edition in book form with ÔS. VellerÕ on page 342, line 5; Ôthis friendsÕ for Ôhis friendsÕ on page 400, line 21 and ÔfÕ in ÔofÕ imperfect in the headline on page 432. Octavo, bound by Morrill in full tan polished calf, calf labels, gilt-decorated spine, all edges gilt. Extra-illustrated with 9 additional plates by Buss and Miller. Near-Fine; front joint is tender.

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        Diplomatische Chronik der ehemaligen Residenzstadt der Lebusischen Bischöfe Fürstenwalde, von ihrer Erbauung bis auf die gegenwärtige Zeit

      Fürstenwalde, gedruckt auf Kosten der Commune daselbst, 1837.. Mit lithograph. Porträt und 13 gefalt. oder ausklappbaren lithograph. Tafeln. XXVI, 650 S. HLdr. d. Zt. mit Rückenschild und Rückenvergoldung sowie vergold. Eignerschild ("F. Schulz") auf dem Deckel.

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        EXTRAORDINARY GAZETTE. Speech of His Mightiness on Opening the Second Number of Bentley's Miscellany, Edited by "Boz."

      [London]:: [Richard Bentley],. [1837].. 8-11/16" x 5-13/16". 1st printing (Eckel, pp. 173 - 174; Gimbel E-33). 1 printed sheet, folded once vertically forming a 4 pp leaflet.. Printed self-wrappers. Now housed in an archival mylar sleeve.. Some modest thumbing & soiling. Unobtrusive paper repair along spine. fold, as well to one small area on first leaf fore-edge. Withal, a. VG copy.. Here Dickens, the new editor for the Miscellany, "paraphrased the average Royal speech, and by the use of bombastic and ponderous expressions announced the coming of 'Oliver Twist.'" [Eckel].& & The drawing of Dickens by Phiz the earliest recorded by Wilkins, who compiled Dickens in Cartoon & Caricature [1924]. & & According to Podeschi, and is usually the case, the leaflet most likely removed from Bentley's Miscellany Issue III of 1 March 1837, where it had been inserted preceding that issue's Bentley's Advertiser. . Masthead vignette, by Phiz, depicting a young Dickens standing next to a plump porter carrying a large consignment of Bentley's Miscellany. According to Matz, Dickens in Cartoon & Caricature, the scene engraved by John Thompson.

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        The Taglioni!!!

      London: R. Ackermann, 1 October 1837. Aquatint, printed in colours and finished by hand, by J. Harris (expert repairs, one just touching image area). 12 3/8 x 18 1/8 inches. 21 7/8 x 16 3/4 inches. A fine copy of the original issue on 'Whatman Turkey Mill' paper showing the Windsor coach at full speed "In 1837 and 1839, Ackermann published many aquatints after Cooper Henderson's pictures of which 'The Taglioni!!!'... is the best. Devoid of setting, except for a line for the road, the speed of the coach and the actions of the horses pulling it are accentuated by the lack of unnecessary fuss or detail. One can almost hear the whole ensemble humming along like a finely tuned machine." (Lane Cooper Henderson and the Open Road p. 60). Cooper Henderson "was educated at Brighton and then Winchester before studying rather idly for the Bar and enjoying a European tour with his father and elder brother, John. While his father and brother sketched panoramas... Cooper Henderson found, to him, more interesting subjects among the coaches, carriages and postillions 'on the road'. On Christmas Eve, 1929, he was married secretly to Charlotte By (then aged sixteen), the daughter of a Thames lighterman. Disapproving of the marriage, his father gave him a small allowance and told him to leave London. Thrown mainly onto his own resources, Cooper Henderson moved to Bracknell in Berkshire and started to paint for his living. He was quickly successful and his pictures of coaches and coaching are well known, being more accurate and lively than those of his near contemporary, James Pollard. he soon received sufficient commissions to afford to return to London where he was reconciled with his parents." (Charles Lane British Racing Prints p.119) Charles Lane Cooper Henderson and the Open Road p.96; Siltzer p.137

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        [Michigan] Map of the Surveyed Part of Michigan

      New York: J. H. Colton and Co., 1837. Folding pocket map, engraved by S. Stiles and Co., full period hand-colouring. Three insets. (Separations at folds repaired, flattened and matted). With publisher's blindstamped red morocco covers, title stamped in gilt on the upper cover preserved. 23 1/2 x 32 3/4 inches. Rare copy of the 1837 Colton issue of Farmer's map of Michigan, the first edition following statehood. This is one of the best maps by John Farmer, "the mapmaker par excellence of Michigan" (Karpinski). The separately-issued map depicts the newly-admitted state as far north as Saginaw Bay, with the county boundaries and mapping of the northwest portion of the map still under-developed. Each county is divided into plots of land, with towns, rivers, mills, springs, railroad routes and Indian lands all identified. The insets show a map of the Upper Peninsula, a map of the Straits of Mackinaw and Mackinaw island. Farmer's map was first published in 1826 and reissued by him with additions and corrections in Detroit into the mid-1830s. In 1835, Farmer sold his map to Colton, who published his first edition of the map in 1836. The present 1837 issue, however, re-engraved and with changes to the title, insets, etc., was the first to be published following statehood in January of that year. Karpinski Bibliography of the Printed Maps of Michigan 141; cf. Phillips, A List of Maps of America,, p. 425; Ristow, American Maps and Mapmakers, pp. 273-76.

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        Excellent 1937 ALS To Monsieur Walter

      Paris: Bonnard, 1837 Bonnard, Pierre. [1867 - 1947]. French Painter & Lithographer. 1937 ALS To Monsieur Walter. 1 page, April 11th, 1937. Good content -the artist at work. Trans. "I sent you the cylinder today and you will probably receive it at the same time as this letter. I forgot the final corrected proof. I am including it here. I have a few corrections that I indicated. Generally speaking, the reproduction is more yellowish and heavy than the original, but the ratios remain and that’s what's important. My corrections are fragments and I think easy to do." "The engraving made after my gouache of a workshop can be sent to print. Subject to my corrections showed on the proof." In very good condition, the page was three hole punched with 2 distint tears, a very interesting letter to his print maker. Orig. "Monsieur Walter / Je vous ai envoyé le rouleau aujourd'hui et vous l'aurez probablement en même temps que cette lettre. J'ai oublié le bon à tirer. Je le mets ici. Je vous réserve des quelques corrections que j'indique. En général, la reproduction est plus jaunâtre et lourde que l'original mais les rapports sont conservés et c’est le principal. Ma correction est fragmentaire et je pense facile à réaliser. / Croyez Mr. en ma considération / Bonnard / Le 11 avril 37 / Bon à tirer pour la gravure fait d'après ma gouache représentant un atelier. Sous réserve de la correction indiquée sur l'épreuve. / Bonnard".. Signed by Author. Original Autographed Letters & Documents.

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        Histoire Generale et Particuliere Des Anomalies de L'Organisation Chez L'Homme et Les Animaux

      Paris - J. B.Bailliere, 1837 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. First edition. The scarce atlas and table of contentsto Isidore Geoffroy Saint-Hilaire's influential teratological work, with twenty engraved plates. First edition. Atlas volume. Being volume four of a four volume set. With twenty plates; nineteenillustrating birth abnormalities in humans and animals and one with a table titled 'Hermaphrodismes'. Collated completeIsidore Geoffroy Saint-Hilaire (December 16, 1805 November 10, 1861) was a French zoologist and an authority on deviation from normal structure. He coined the term ethology. He was born in Paris, the son of Etienne Geoffroy Saint-Hilaire. In his earlier years he showed an aptitude for mathematics, but eventually he devoted himself to the study of natural history and of medicine, and in 1824 he was appointed assistant naturalist to his father. In 1832-1837 he published his great teratological work in three volumes, accompanied by this volume containing an explanation of the plates, twenty pages of medical illustrations and a table of contents referring to all four volumes. With previous owner's bookplate to front pastedown of one G. N. J. Sommer, MD. of Trenton, New Jersey. Condition: Expertly rebound in a half cloth binding with marbled paper covered boards. Externally, generally smart with very slight shelfwear and bumping to extremities. Internally, firmly bound. Loss to rear pastedown, though this can be easily repaired. Some details of one plate have been neatly hand coloured. Slight age-toningto many pages, though most plates remain bright. Slight marginal tidemarks to last few pages. Some scatteredspotting throughout as usual. Overall: GOOD ONLY.

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        CORSO DI GEOGRAFIA UNIVERSALE. Sviluppato in cento lezioni e diviso in tre grandi parti.

      In-8 gr. (mm. 263x180), 6 voll. di testo in 3 tomi + Atlante (mm. 445x285). Il testo, mz. pergam. coeva, fregi e tit. oro su doppio tassello al dorso, ca. 3.000 pp. complessive. L'Atlante, mz. pelle coeva (con abras.), pp. (8),200 ca. di descrizione delle 69 tavv. a colori inc. in rame (numerose più volte ripieg.), è così composto: "Cosmografia" con 17 tavv. (incluso un grande mappamondo in due emisferi) - "Geografia fisica" con 12 tavv. - "Storia della geografia dai tempi biblici ed omerici fino alla scoperta del nuovo continente" con 10 tavv. - "Geografia statistica" (bilancia politica del globo e saggio di statistica di alcuni reami d?Europa) con 30 tavv. Al ns. esempl. manca la tav. XIX bis relativa all?idrografia comparata. Segnaliamo comunque che in 5 esempl. da noi posseduti nel passato, la tav. XIX bis, descritta nel testo, è sempre risultata mancante (anche l'Indice generale non la riporta). Con qualche lieve fiorit., altrim. esemplare ben conservato.

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        Cock of the Plains [Sage Grouse] [Pl. 371]

      London: 1837. Hand-colored engraving with aquatint and etching by Robert Havell, Jr., 1837, paper watermark indistinct, some expert small repairs to lower margin. 25¼ x 38 inches. From the first edition of "The Birds of America." One of Audubon's great images: the male sage grouse is pictured in the midst of its extraordinary mating dance while a female looks on quietly, apparently uninterested in the highly stylized posturings of her would-be mate. "Although the Cock of the Plains has long been known to exist within the limits of the United States, the rugged and desolate nature of the regions inhabited by it has hitherto limited our knowledge of its habits to the cursory observations made by a few intrepid travelers...Two of these travelers, my friends, Mr. [J.K.] Townsend and Mr. [T.] Nuttall, have favoured me with the following particulars [with some added]...notes of Mr.Douglas...This bird is only found on plains which produce the worm-wood (Artemesia), on which it feeds...It is very unsuspicious, and easily approached, rarely flies unless hard-pressed, runs before you at the distance of a few feet, clucking like a common hen, often runs under the horses of travelers when disturbed, rises very clumsily, but when once started, flies with rapidity to a great distance" (J. J. Audubon, The Birds of America, New York & Philadelphia: 1840-1844, vol. V, pp.1o6-107). "This, the largest grouse of North America, was called the 'pheasant-tailed grouse' or 'cock of the plains' by Audubon, who in his travels on the upper Missouri did not quite reach the western country where it is found. The sage grouse is noted for its extraordinary dance… The dance in an arena amongst the open bush is a communal affair. A number of males, each one well-spaced, dance with their spiky tails spread and their yellow neck sacs inflated...Originally the sage grouse was found in fifteen of the western states, wherever sagebrush flourished...Overgrazing and drought in the 1930s nearly brought the sage grouse to the status of an endangered species...The survivors started to recover by the 1950s, and today the sage brush population has an estimated total population of 1,500,000 birds" (R. T. & V. M. Peterson, Audubon's Birds of America, London: 1981, no. 126). Susanne M. Low, A Guide to Audubon's Birds of America, New Haven & New York: 2002, p.189.

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        COCK OF THE PLAINS [SAGE GROUSE]

      London: Robert Havell, Jr., 1837.. Handcolored engraving with aquatint and etching by Robert Havell, Jr., on J. Whatman paper with the "Turkey Mill" watermark. Sheet size 25 1/4 x 38 1/4 inches. From the first edition of THE BIRDS OF AMERICA, plate CCCLXXI (371). Very good condition. One of Audubon's great images: the male sage grouse is pictured in the midst of its extraordinary mating "dance" whilst a female looks on quietly, apparently disinterested in the highly stylized posturings of her would-be mate. "Although the Cock of the Plains has long been known to exist within the limits of the United States, the rugged and desolate nature of the regions inhabited by it has hitherto limited our knowledge of it habits to the cursory observations made by a few intrepid travelers...Two of these travelers, my friends, Mr. [John Kirk] Townsend and Mr. [Thomas] Nuttall, have favoured me with the following particulars...[with some added]...notes of Mr.Douglas...This bird is only found on plains which produce the worm-wood (Artemesia), on which it feeds...It is very unsuspicious, and easily approached, rarely flies unless hard pressed, runs before you at the distance of a few feet, clucking like a common hen, often runs under the horses of travelers when disturbed, rises very clumsily, but when once started, flies with rapidity to a great distance" - Audubon. "This, the largest grouse of North America, was called the "pheasant-tailed grouse" or "cock of the plains" by Audubon, who in his travels on the upper Missouri did not quite reach the western country where it is found. The sage grouse is noted for its extraordinary dance...The dance in an arena amongst the open bush is a communal affair. A number of males, each one well-spaced, dance with their spiky tails spread and their yellow neck sacs inflated...Originally the sage grouse was found in fifteen of the western states, wherever sagebrush flourished...Overgrazing and drought in the 1930s nearly brought the sage grouse to the status of an endangered species...The survivors started to recover by the 1950s, and today the sage brush population has an estimated total population of 1,500,000 birds" - Peterson. The current name is the Sage Grouse, and the illustration depicts the female and male of the species. "Audubon never saw this western bird, but in his notes in ORNITHOLOGICAL BIOGRAPHY he quotes liberally from the observations of John Kirk Townsend. It seems reasonable to assume that the models for this painting were among the skins purchased by Audubon from Thomas Nuttall [the eminent naturalist] in Philadelphia in October, 1836. These skins had been collected by Townsend and Nuttall in the Far West, as members of the expedition that led to the opening of the Oregon Trail. Audubon made paintings from these skins in Charleston, 1836-37, and in England, from 1837 to early 1838" - Low. John James Audubon, BIRDS OF AMERICA (New York & Philadelphia, 1840-44), Vol. V, pp.106-7. R.T. & V.M. Peterson, AUDUBON'S Birds of America (London, 1981) 126. Susanne Low, GUIDE TO AUDUBON'S Birds of America, p.189.

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        Rhenströmmen från Cöln till Mainz. Tjugo vuer tecknade efter naturen och lithographierade i Paris af C. J. Billmark.

      Lith. de Lemercier á Paris; Stockholm i Hörbergska Tryckeriet. 1837. Large 4:o. Title + 32 pp + 20 lithographed plates. Black blind pressed cloth with title in gilt at the front board. Spine and board edges with some wear. Front inner hinge starting to crack. Fine interior.. A scarce set of romantic lithographs of the river Rhine, executed by the great swedish lithographer Carl Johan Billmark. The images in this copy are printed on china paper and laid down, which is uncommon. China paper prints were more expensive and produced a better image than the regular prints. Billmark arrived in Paris as a young man and lived there for most of his life, working with the best artists and craftsmen of the time. He produced several lithographic albums of high quality, some depicting european sceneries and some swedish views and architecture. . This work, as well as most others by Billmark, was printed by Lemercier in Paris. The plates are: Cöln; Drachenfels; Rolandseck och Drachenfels; Vid Andernach; Ehrenbreitstein; Coblenz; Stolzenfels; Marksbrurg från Rhens; Marksburg från Niederspey; Liebenstein och Sternberg; Thurnberg; St. Goar; Lurley-klippan; Oberwesel; Caub Gutenfels och Pfalz; Bacharach; Rheinstein; Ehrenfels; Bingen; Mainz

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