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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.

      [Bookseller: Studio Bibliografico Benacense]
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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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        Travels in Circassia, Krim-Tartary, & C. : Including a Steam Voyage Down the Danube, from Vienna to Constantinople, and Round the Black Sea, in 1836 - [Complete in 2 Volumes]

      London : H. Colburn, 1837. 1st Edition. Physical desc. : 2 v. : ill. (some col. ) , music, fold. Map ; 22 cm. Subjects; Black Sea - Danube River - Crimea (Ukraine) - Caucasus & Crimea -Istanbul (Turkey) , &c. - Description and travel. Both volumes finely bound in modern aniline calf over marble boards. Raised bands with the title blocked direct in gilt. Spine compartments uniformly tooled in gilt. An exceptional copy - scans and additional bibliographic detail on request.

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        Travels in Circassia, Krim Tartary including a steam voyage down the Danube, from Vienna to Constantinople and round the Black Sea, in 1836. In two volumes

      London, Henry Colburn, 1837. Two parts in two, 8vo. (I): 355 pp, hand-coloured frontispiece, one litho folding map, nine wood engraved vignettes, one lithographed plate; (II): 425 pp, hand-coloured frontispiece, eight wood-engraved vignettes, one lithographed plate, musical notations. Matching half leather maroon calf with French marbled boards, gilt titles on spine.* First edition. This was Spencer's first work about the area; a second was published the following year. He traveled here for many years, just after the Turks forcibly ceded the area between the Caucasus Mountains, the Kuban River and the Black Sea to Russia. Also includes a vocabulary of Words and Phrases'for English, Tartar and Circassian. Illustrated with beautiful handcolored plates. The chart of the Black Sea is missing. Part of leather on spine of volume 1 loose (but present), some foxing and front cover of volume 1 lose. Oherwise in very good condition. In all still a good copy of this description of Constantinople, north-eastern Turkey and the western Caucasus. Abbey Travel 354. Atabey 1164. Blackmer 1580. Weber 300.

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        Die Kupferstecherei oder die Kunst in Kupfer zu stechen und zu äzen.

      I. Theoretischer Theil. Aus dem italiänischen übersetzt von C. Barth. Hildburghaufen u. Meiningen, im Verlag der Kesselring'schen Hofbuchhandlung, 1837. 8:o. (8),368 s. + BARTH, C. Die Kupferstecherei oder die Kunst in Kupfer zu stechen und zu äzen. II. Praktischer Theil. Hildburghaufen u. Meiningen, im Verlag der Kesselringschen Hofbuchhandlung, 1837. 8:o. VI,(2),187,(5) s. & 2 utvikbara grav. plr. + HENRICI, MORITZ. Die Kupferstechkunst und der Stahlstich. Für Männer vom Fach und Kunstfreunde. Leipzig, Verlag der J. C. Hinrichsschen Buchhandlung, 1834. 8:o. IV,168 s. Samtida mörkt blågrönt marmorerat pappbd med röd titeletikett och rödstänkta snitt. Aningen nött vid falsarna, den främre renoverad. Första arbetet ngt fuktfläckigt i början, en del sporadiska lagerfläckar och svaga fuktränder samt en mindre pappersförlust i nedre marginalen på s. 261. Även det andra arbetet har enstaka lager- och småfläckar, t.ex. på s. 85. Titelbladet till det sista arbetet bruntonat och ngt vitfläckigt samt med solkfläckar på s. 3-6

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        The Plays

      London: Longman and Co., J. and W. T. Clarke et al.,, 1837. Accurately printed from the text of the corrected copies left by the late George Steevens, Esq. and Edmund Malone, Esq. with Mr. Malone's various readings; a selection of explanatory and historical notes, from the most eminent commentators; a history of the stage and a life of Shakespeare by Alexander Chalmers, F.S.A. 8 volumes (216 × 136 mm), octavo. Contemporary tan calf, tan and brown morocco labels, elaborate decoration to spines in compartments separated by raised bands, twin rule to boards with cornerpieces, marbled endpapers and edges. Engraved frontispiece of the author. Bookplate to front pastedowns, some occasional light foxing, boards a little marked, an excellent set. New edition. A handsome set of Shakespeare's works.

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        [An album of views on the River Thames, England]

      [No date, but mounts watermarked 1837]. Folio. (23 1/8 x 18 3/4 inches). 92 leaves, window-mounted with 344 prints after Farington, Westall, Owen and others, and 2 original watercolours, all of views on or near the Thames, one plate folding, 28 hand-coloured. (Most plates cut close to the image, some with loss of imprint). Expertly bound to style in light brown half calf over original red textured cloth-covered boards, spine in six compartments with wide raised bands, the bands tooled in gilt with fillets and zig-zag roll tools, titled in gilt 'Views / of the / Thames' in the second compartment, the others with repeat decoration of a large centrally- placed flower spray tool, marbled endpapers, gilt edges. A very fine series of views mounted and bound geographically: the first leaf has views of Thames Head, the final leaf of the Thames estuary. Following the tradition established by the Boydell's with their History of the River Thames the present album allows the viewer to follow the course of the river Thames through the countryside of Gloucestershire, Oxfordshire, Berkshire, and Surrey before entering London, and then through and out the other side with Essex on one bank and Kent on the other. The prints include aquatints (hand-coloured, printed in two tints, printed in one tint and uncoloured), lithographs, copper-engravings (hand-coloured and uncoloured) and steel engravings. There are images from two main works: J. & J. Boydell's History of the River Thames (London: 1794-1796) with 28 from a total of 76 aquatints after Joseph Farington (with 5 printed in bistre, 1 printed in two tints and 22 hand-coloured) [see Abbey Scenery 432]. There is also a complete suite of uncoloured plates from William Westall's Thirty-Five Views on the Thames (London: 1824) [see Abbey Scenery 434 (a hand-coloured issue)]. Also included are at least 81 uncoloured engravings by William or George Cooke after sketches by Samuel Owen. Neither of the watercolours are signed, but one is of Randall's Mill at Nine Elms and is inscribed 'Nine Elms / Battersea Surrey' in pencil on the verso with a penciled annotation to the mount. The second is inscribed in pencil 'Scene from the Inn at Purflett [sic.] Sept 18/[18]25'. Randall's Mill was a favourite subject for artists in the 1820s, but the present example is reminiscent of the work of John Varley (1778-1842). He is known to have produced at least one other view of the same subject (see Brighton & Hove Museums catalogue: John Varley 'Randall's Mill, Nine Elms, looking towards Vauxhall Bridge' signed and dated 1830, watercolour, 8 3/16 x 12 inches, accession number: 100018), and the penciled annotation beneath the watercolour could be in Varley's hand. If this is the case then he is a possible compiler as a number of the other images are inscribed in pencil by the same hand. The album was subsequently in the library of the well-known Boston book-collector James F. Hunnewell. The author of a number of antiquarian and historical works, he also had a catalogue of his library privately printed in an edition of fifty copies: A Catalogue of Books belonging to James F. Hunnewell of Charlestown, Mass. (Cambridge, Mass: 1873). Abbey Scenery 432 (Boydell), 433 (Havell); Tooley 102 (Boydell), 255 (Havell, 1812 ed.).

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        The Northern Angler: Or, Fly-fisher's Companion

      Carlisle, UK: C. Thurnam, 1837. First Edition. Hardcover (3/4 Leather Binding). Very Good. First Edition, Carlisle: C. Thurnam (1837). 3/4 leather binding, 5 raised bands with fly-tying decorations on the spine, marbled boards and endpapers, teg, xvi,124p., steel engraved frontispiece (Wetheral Bridge in Cumberland County), 1 engraved illustration (minnow tackle), 3 woodcut tail-pieces, and appendix. Westwood & Satchell "Bibliotheca Piscatoria" page 127. Kirkbride's writing of fishing along the Scottish border, this is an early work on the subject of fly fishing and fly tying. In addition to the book's importance in the history of fishing books, this copy also has an excellent provenance: it was once a part of the famous angling collection of Henry Alden Sherwin, with his angling-themed bookplate. Founder of the Sherwin-Williams Co. - "the paint that covers the world", during the 19th Century Sherwin amassed one of the most comprehensive collections of books on fishing the world had ever seen. Overall, this splendid little book is in excellent condition with only a little ear to the front hinge and upper spine, clean with no markings, binding tight.

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        Manners and Customs of the Ancient Egyptians, Including Their Private Life, Government, Laws, Arts, Manufactures, Religion, and Early History

      London. John Murray. 1837-1841 Uniformly bound in Regal full cream textured Navy Blue calfskin. Double gilt-ruled borders with fleurette corner devices to front and rear covers. Elaborate gilt-tooled motifs to all edges. Gilt ruled spine compartments with intricate gilt-tooled stylized motifs. Gilt-tooled raised bands. Gilt-tooled red morocco labels. Superb marbled edges and endsheets. Tall 8vo. 6" x 9". First Editions of the First and Second Series, including the rare Second Series graphic supplement. Splendidly and profusely illustrated throughout with full page coloured, duotone and monochrome lithographic plates (some folding) and further by a plethora woodcuts en texte. Sir John Gardner Wilkinson is considered the founder of British Egyptology. He was born in Little Missenden, Bucks, in 1797, and entered Exeter College at Oxford in 1816. He left Oxford in 1818 before earning a degree and joined the army. In 1820, Wilkinson met Sir William Gell in Italy, and Gell convinced him to leave the army and concentrate on the study of archaeology. In 1821 Wilkinson went to Egypt for the first time.By 1824 and again 1827-1828 he was conducting excavations in Thebes, particularly in the royal tombs, and in 1826 he built a home in Gurna. Wilkinson was the first Egyptologist to make a comprehensive study of the tombs in the Valley of the Kings. He walked through the Theban necropolis with a paintbrush and brown oil paint and numbered the 21 open tombs in the Valley of the Kings, four tombs in the West Valley and a great number of the tombs of the nobles. The numbering system, established by Wilkinson, is still used by archaeologists today. In addition, he developed a chronology of the New Kingdom dynasties at Thebes and established dates for the royal tombs in the Valley of the Kings using hieroglyphic inscriptions. Wilkinson was knighted in 1839 and granted a DCL from Oxford University in 1852. He traveled to Egypt for the last time in 1855 - 1856. Sir John Gardner Wilkinson made many significant contributions to Egyptology. He published the first complete survey of the main archaeological and historical sites in Egypt and Nubia and the first comprehensive plan of ancient Thebes. He also accurately sketched the tomb paintings at Beni Hasan and worked at el-Amarna and the Labyrinth at Hawara. He donated antiquities and two large collections of papyri to the British Museum and bequested his personal collection of Classical and Egyptian antiquities to the Harrow School. His most important publication and crowning achievement - 'The Manners and Customs of the Ancient Egyptians' published between 1837 -1841. It is widely regarded as a preeminent work of Egyptology. Sir John Gardner Wilkinson died on October 29, 1875. The mildest of occasional usual rubbing to covers. Several minor incidences of innocuous foxing (not affecting plates) and offset. A Fine, gleaming, extremely clean and crisp most elegantly bound set.

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        Artist proof for A Monograph of the Odontophorinae, or Partridges of America.

      John and Elizabeth GouldArtist proof for A Monograph of the Odontophorinae, or Partridges of America. London, circa 1837-38.25? x 28 3/4? framedJohn Gould was without question the most prolific ornithological publishers of the 19th century, and the only one to rival John James Audubon in ambition and quality. The 19th century was a time of intense fascination with discoveries in natural history, especially regarding knowledge of the wildlife of exotic lands. Gould shared the romantic enthusiasm of his time for such subjects, as well as the popular impulse to catalogue exotic wildlife. He combined his passion for natural history with outstanding scientific, artistic, and entrepreneurial talents. Drawing on these abilities, he embarked on a series of projects that would eventually make him the leading publisher of ornithological illustrations in Victorian Britain. Gould?s unparalleled career spanned five decades, and he produced a monumental series of books of birds throughout the world.  From the time he took up taxidermy in his early teens, Gould was devoted to recording bird life, either as he observed it personally or as it was reported to him by other ornithologists. He procured the scientific information through extensive correspondence, travel, and field research. The preparatory drawings that he produced were passed on for completion to skilled illustrators, most notably his wife Elizabeth, who rarely took open credit for her stunning illustrations. The plates which resulted from their partnership were a splendid fusion of art and science, with a scope than remains unsurpassed. Stunning and at the same time highly accurate, these illustrations linked beauty to science, and science to beauty, in and an unprecedented manner. Nowhere is the artistic mastery of the Goulds more evident than in their original color proofs for the ?Partridges of America,? in which the process of refinement and perfection is at its peak. These proofs, which bear not only the coloring and corrections, but many notations by the Goulds, were the final preparation stages for his fourth monograph, in which they considerably enlarged the recorded species of the American partridge family. As he noted in his preface to the book, Gould was inspired to undertake this study ?by the sight of several living examples of the beautiful Callipepla Californica, brought home and presented to the Zoological Society of London by Captain Beechey in 1830.? In his colorful illustrations, the artist conveyed the beauty he perceived in birds that were often considered awkward, and he wrote that ?the graceful actions and elegant deportment of these birds inspired me.? Gould?s research took him to collections in Paris, Brussels, Frankfurt, Nuremberg, Leipzig, Berlin, Hanover, Amsterdam and Leiden, and he was subsequently able to more than triple the number of recorded species of this genus. These are remarkable and unique works by these unparalleled ornithological artists.

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        POSTHUMOUS PAPERS Of The PICKWICK CLUB

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

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        Bentley's Miscellany. In twelve volumes

      42 - London - Richard Bentley, 1837 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. First edition. A first edition twelve volume set of Bentley's Miscellany, illustrated by artists including Cruickshank and Leech. First Edition. Illustrated throughout with plates by Cruickshank, Crowquill and Leech. With illustrations in the text. Volumes I-V contain the first appearance of Oliver Twist. N. B: All of the plates accompanying Oliver Twist have been removed. With the pictorial bookplates of Richard Alison Esq, Woolton Hayes, to the front pastedowns of volumes III-XII. Bentley's Miscellany was an English literary magazine started by Richard Bentley, published between 1836 and 1868. Already a successful publisher of novels, Bentley began the journal in 1836 and invited Charles Dickens to be its first editor. Dickens serialised his second novel Oliver Twist but soon fell out with Bentley over editorial control, calling him a 'Burlington Street Brigand'. He quit as editor in 1839 and William Harrison Ainsworth took over. Ainsworth would also only stay in the job for three years, but bought the magazine from Bentley a decade later. In 1868 Ainsworth sold the magazine back to Bentley, who merged it with the Temple Bar Magazine. Aside from the works of Dickens and Ainsworth, other significant authors published in the magazine included: Wilkie Collins, Catharine Sedgwick, Richard Brinsley Peake, Thomas Moore, Thomas Love Peacock, William Mudford, Mrs Henry Wood, Charles Robert Forrester, Frances Minto Elliot, The Ingoldsby Legends and some of Edgar Allan Poe's short stories. It was also the first place to publish cartoons by John Leech, who became a prominent Punch cartoonist. Condition: In half calf bindings with marbled boards. Externally, still smart though a trifle rubbed. Spine label of Volume VIII chipped and that to Volume IX missing. Internally, generally firmly bound, although strained in places withone or twopages and plates detached but present. Some scattered foxing prominent to the endpapers and plates. Some marginal tidemarks to the plates and endpapers of several volumes. Small tear to therear free endpaper of Volume III. Overall: GOOD..

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        Histoire Naturelle Des Oiseaux D'Europe - Passereaux

      Paris: L. de Bure and Pauquet, [1837]. Small 4to., (9 2/8 x 6 inches). Half-title, letterpress title-page. Additional hand-colored engraved vignette title-page and 80 fine hand-colored engraved plates after Pauquet and 2 uncoloured (some light browning and one or two spots). Contemporary French red morocco backed marbled paper boards, gilt, original front wrapper bound in. Provenance: with the small bookplate of H. Bradley Martin on the front pastedown. First edition. This work combines with the "Histoire Naturelle des Oiseaux Exotiques" (1836) to form the "Bibliothque Zoologique". The freres Pauquet, were reknowned 19th-century illustrators of a number of very popular works including "Modes et Costumes Historiques Dessinés et Gravés par Pauquet Frères d'apres les Meilleurs Maitres de Chaque Epoque" (ca 1865) and H. Lucas's "Histoire Naturelle des Lépidoptères Exotiques" (1845). Nissen 541. Catalogued by Kate Hunter. . Book.

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        Finely Bound and Boxed Set of First editions

      All first editions. Together, 25 titles in 34 vols., 12mo & 8vo. . Uniformly bound by STIKEMAN in tree quarter morocco, richly gilt spines, raised bands, t.e.g., with the original publishers' cloth covers bound in. A few head very slightly chipped, otherwise fine. From the library of Agnes Neustadt, with her bookplates . A beautiful collection, superbly bound or boxed by Stikeman, which includes: (1) Twice-Told Tales. Boston, 1837. IN ORIGINAL BROWN CLOTH, housed in blue morocco pull-off case; (2) "The Toll-Gatherer's Day," in The Democratic Review, vol. I, no. 1, 1838; (3) Grandfather's Chair: A History for Youth [boxed with:] (4) Famous Old People. Boston, 1841; (5) "The Celestial Railroad, " in The Democratic Review, vol. XII, no. 59, May, 1843; (6) [as editor]. Journal of an African Cruiser. Boston, 1845; (7) Mosses from an Old Manse. Boston, 1846; (8) The Scarlet Letter. Boston, 1850. (9) The House of Seven Gables. Boston, 1851; (10) True Stories from History and Biography. Boston, 1851; (11) A Wonder-Book for Boys and Girls. Boston, 1852; (12) The Snow Image. Boston, 1852; (13) The Blithedale Romance. Boston, 1853; (14) The Life of Franklin Pierce; (15) Tanglewood Tales. Boston, 1853; (16) The Marble Faun. 2 vols. Boston, 1860; (17) The Weal-Reaf. Nos. 1-7. Salem, 1860; (18) Our Old Home. Boston, 1863; (19) Passages from the American Note-Books. 2 vols. Boston, 1868; (20) Passages from the English Note-Books. 2 vols. Boston, 1870; (21) Passages from the French and Italian Note-Books. 2 vols. Boston, 1872; (22) Fanshawe and Other Pieces. Boston, 1876; (23) Doctor Grimshawe's Secret. Boston, 1883. 2 copies: trade edition and Large Paper edition; (24) Nathaniel Hawthorne, by George Woodberry. Boston, 1902; (25) Nathaniel Hawthorne and His Wife. A Biography by Jullian Hawthorne. 2 vols. Boston, 1884. Large Paper edition

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        Athens and Attica: Journal of a Residence there.

      Second edition. London, John Murray, 1837. XX + 297 s. Litografert frontplansje. Foldet litografert kart. 3 litograferte plansjer, herav 1 foldet. Fint samt. helt kalveskinnbd. med 5 opphøyde bind. Grønt tittelfelt. Rik ryggdekor i gull. Kantforgylling. Marmorert forsatspapir og snitt. Navn på fribl. Rent og fint eksemplar.. *Contemporary full calf with 5 raised bands. Green label. Spine richly gilt. Marbled endpapers and edges. Frontispiece. Folding map. 3 plates, 1 folding

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        THE BOOK OF MORMON: AN ACCOUNT WRITTEN BY THE HAND OF MORMON, UPON PLATES TAKEN FROM THE PLATES OF NEPHI. TRANSLATED BY JOSEPH SMITH, JR

      Kirtland, Oh.: Printed by O. Cowdery & Co. for P.P. Pratt and J. Goodson, 1837.. [3]-619,[2]pp. 12mo. Contemporary sheep, manuscript label on front cover. Binding rubbed but quite solid. Light foxing. Very good, in original unsophisticated condition. In a half morocco and cloth box, spine gilt. The rare second edition of THE BOOK OF MORMON, with a new preface by Parley P. Pratt, printed while the Church was headquartered in northeastern Ohio. There are some textual changes, and Smith now notes himself as "translator" on the titlepage. This edition is considerably rarer than the first. "The preface (pp.[v]- vi), signed by Parley Pratt and John Goodson, indicates that they had obtained the rights to publish a second edition of 5,000. This probably means that they helped underwrite the publication and shared in the profits accruing from its sale. In spite of the statement in the preface, the exact size of the edition is uncertain. In 1886, Ebenezer Robinson, a typesetter in the Kirtland print shop, recalled a bit tentatively that it was 3,000. This smaller number is more consistent with the relative scarcity of the 1837 BOOK OF MORMON today. The preface further explains that in preparation for the new edition, the first edition was 'carefully re-examined and compared with the original manuscripts' by Joseph Smith and Oliver Cowdery. Richard Howard has found more than two thousand changes which were written into the Printer's Manuscript of the 1830 BOOK OF MORMON and incorporated into the second edition, and over one thousand other changes not indicated in the manuscript. It would seem, therefore, that the 1837 BOOK OF MORMON was printed from the corrected Printer's Manuscript, and additional changes were made - by Cowdery? - as the book was set in type. Most of the changes are grammatical and stylistic. A few, however, are significant, for example, where 'God' or 'Eternal Father'...are changed to 'Son of God' or 'Son of the Eternal Father.' Thus the 1837 edition is an important progenitor in the genealogy of the BOOK OF MORMON: from it was printed the first sequence of British and American editions culminating in the edition now in use by the LDS Church" - Crawley. Joseph Smith moved the Church to Kirtland, Ohio in 1831, after founding the movement in Palmyra, New York the previous year. The Church was headquartered in Kirtland until 1838, when Smith relocated to Missouri, and shortly thereafter to Nauvoo, Illinois. The first Temple of the Mormon Church was built in Kirtland and stands there to this day. While in Kirtland, the Church also re-branded themselves as the Church of Latter Day Saints, later to be formalized as the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Some idea of the comparative rarity of the second edition of THE BOOK OF MORMON can be seen in book auction records for the last thirty-five years, where forty-two complete 1830 editions are offered, but only one complete 1837 second editions appears ($30,000 in 1998). A lovely copy of this very rare edition, in the original binding. FLAKE 596. CRAWLEY 35. HOWES S623, "aa." SABIN 83039.

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        The Book of Mormon: An Account Written by the Hand of Mormon, upon Plates Taken from the Plates of Nephi ... Translated by Joseph Smith, Jr

      Kirtland, Ohio: Printed by O. Cowdery & Co. for P.P. Pratt and J. Goodson, 1837. 12mo. (5 3/4 x 3 1/4 inches). [3]-619,[2]pp. Original tree calf, spine double ruled in gilt in five compartments with a decorative roll tool on either side of each rule, lettered in the second compartment, the others with a repeat decoration in gilt, marbled endpapers. In a modern full black morocco folding box, covers and spine ruled in gilt. The rare second edition of the Book of Mormon. This new edition, which is considerably rarer than the first, was printed while the Church was headquartered in Northeastern Ohio. Joseph Smith moved the Church to Kirtland, Ohio in 1831, after founding the movement in Palmyra, New York, the previous year. The Church was headquartered in Kirtland until 1838, when Smith relocated to Missouri, and shortly thereafter to Nauvoo, Illinois. The first Temple of the Mormon Church was built in Kirtland and stands there to this day; while in Kirtland, the Church also re-branded themselves as the Church of Latter Day Saints, later to be formalized as the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. This new edition contains some textual changes, a new preface by Parley P. Pratt, and Smith now notes himself for the first time in print as "translator" on the title page. "The preface (pp. [v]-vi), signed by Parley Pratt and John Goodson, indicates that they had obtained the rights to publish a second edition of 5,000. This probably means that they helped underwrite the publication and shared in the profits accruing from its sale. In spite of the statement in the preface, the exact size of the edition is uncertain. In 1886, Ebenezer Robinson, a typesetter in the Kirtland print shop, recalled a bit tentatively that it was 3,000. This smaller number is more consistent with the relative scarcity of the 1837 Book of Mormon today. The preface further explains that in preparation for the new edition, the first edition was 'carefully re-examined and compared with the original manuscripts' by Joseph Smith and Oliver Cowdery. Richard Howard has found more than two thousand changes which were written into the Printer's Manuscript of the 1830 Book of Mormon and incorporated into the second edition, and over one thousand other changes not indicated in the manuscript. It would seem, therefore, that the 1837 Book of Mormon was printed from the corrected Printer's Manuscript, and additional changes were made - by Cowdery? - as the book was set in type. Most of the changes are grammatical and stylistic. A few, however, are significant, for example, where 'God' or 'Eternal Father'...are changed to 'Son of God' or 'Son of the Eternal Father.' Thus the 1837 edition is an important progenitor in the genealogy of the Book of Mormon: from it was printed the first sequence of British and American editions culminating in the edition now in use by the LDS Church" (Crawley). An idea of the comparative rarity of the second edition can be seen in book auction records for the last thirty-five years: forty-two complete 1830 editions are cited, but only one complete 1837 second editions appears in the records. This copy with interesting provenance to an influential and controversial early member. Burr Riggs was baptized and made an elder in 1831, and was further ordained a high priest later that year. Along with Major Ashley, Riggs was appointed by revelation to "the south country" (D&C 75:17). Riggs would be ex-communicated in 1833 for neglecting his duties, but would be re-baptized the following year after volunteering to accompany Joseph Smith as part of the Zion's Camp expedition. In 1835, Riggs became part of the General Assembly, and was ordained a Seventy, serving in the first Quorum of the Seventy. In 1839, Riggs and his family moved Missouri to Illinois and would be ex-communicated for apostasy. Flake 596; Crawley 35; Howes S623, "aa"; Sabin 83039.

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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. KEYWORDS: atlas historical

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        Pauline Duvernay. After a portrait by A.E. Chalon, Lithographed by R.J. Lane

      Pauline Duvernay. After a portrait by A.E. Chalon, Lithographed by R.J. Lane. London: J. Mitchell, March 16th, 1837. (10 1/4 x 14 1/4" to plate mark; 15 1/4 x 20 ½" full sheet). Original lithograph on paper, with contemporary hand coloring. Backed on stiff linen. Marginal tears (repaired). Beautifully framed. The print represents Duvernay as Florinda in The Devil on Two Sticks. Pauline Duvernary, (b. Paris, 1813; d. Lyndford, England, 1894) studied at the ballet school of the Paris Opera and was the prize student of Auguste Vestris. By all reports she was a great beauty who at the time rivaled Marie Taglioni. The author William Makepeace Thackerary, who could write biting criticism of Taglioni, could, quoting from Beaumont and Sitwell, "rhapsodize over Duvernay, whom he called ‘a vision of loveliness, such as mortal eyes can't see nowadays.'" Thackeray also realized that Duvernay's dancing reflected a new style which came to be called "romantic" ballet when he exclaimed: "There has never been anything like it– never." Duvernay's greatest role was Florinda in The Devil on Two Sticks in which she triumphed at Drury Lane, in London in 1836. References: Thackeray, William M. Roundabout Papers (1836); Guest, (1954); Beaumont & Sitwell #42 (pictured); Chaffee/English #46.

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        Opinions of the Judges of the Supreme Court of the United States, In the Case of the Proprietors of Charles River Bridge vs. The Proprietors of Warren Bridge and Others. Delivered at the January Term of the Court, at Washington, 1837. Cohen 11595

      The only separate printing of one of "the three great constitutional decisions of the Taney Court's first term", with Daniel Webster for the appellants, the Court circumscribing exclusive property rights perceived to conflict with the public good. Modern 1/4 sheep over marbled boards, discreetly ex-library, a bit of foxing, else well-preserved; uncommon, one law library holder in OCLC. Otis, Broaders and Co., Boston, 1837.

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        Anleitung zur Analyse organischer Körper.

      Friedrich Wieweg und Sohn, Braunschweig 1837. First edition. 72+(2) pages + 3 engraved folding plates and 1 folding table. Contemporary brown cloth with gilt ornamentation on spine. Bookplate on front pastedown. Spine-ends slightly bumped. Slightly foxed. Otherwise in fine condition.. Well-preserved copy of the rare first edition of the first independent book published by the great German chemicist

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