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

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

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        [The Rivers Of France]

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

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        Le Dodecaton ou le livre des douze

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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        The Dispatches of Field Marshal The Duke of Wellington

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

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        Mansfield Park

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

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

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

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        Northanger Abbey. Persuasion

      Richard Bentley, London 1837 - A very good copy of two of Jane Austen's classic works bound together in contemporary binding. The two novels were reprinted in one volume by Bentley as part of his Standard Novels series in 1833. This is an early reissue from that series, printed in 1837, but retaining the engraved frontispiece and vignette title page from the original 1833 version. With black and white frontispiece and vignette title page for the two volumes, additional title page to Northanger Abbey, text, title page to Persuasion and text. The page numbering is continuous. The binding has elaborate gilt compartments and leather title label to spine and gilt lines where the leather meets the marbled boards. The page edges and the endpapers are also marbled. The binding is in very good condition with only light wear. Internally there is some offsetting from the frontispiece to the vignette title page. The text pages are very clean and in very good condition with only the occasional light mark. One page corner appears to have been turned over at the tip at some point. A very good early copy. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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

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

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

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

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

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

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        Map of Connecticut from actual survey

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

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        The British Flora Medica; or a History of the Medical Plants of Great Britain, 2 volumes, complete

      London: E Cox, 1837-1838, 1st edition.. Both volumes have been expertly rebacked using the original cloth, some minor light foxing to some pages in the text, the 48 hand-colored plates are bright and clean, slight wear to cloth on corners, a tight, clean very good copy.. Pp. xii, 408, frontis portrait, 25 fine hand-colored plates; 511, 23 fine hand-colored plates. Original blind-stamped dark green cloth with titles in gilt, lg 8vo.

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        The Napoleon Medals

      Henry Hering 1837. First Edition. Hardback. Very Good/No Jacket. First Edition Hering 1837. Complete with 40 plates. Offsetting to pages facing plates but plates fairly clean. Later cloth covers, some fading in parts, but very solid tight hinges. Occasional light foxing.

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        Typographie economique, ou, L’arte de l’imprimerie mis ?a port?de tous, et applicable aux diff?ns besoins sociaux

      Paris: Chez l’auteur [on wrappers] or Chez E. Duverger [verso of f. 1], 1837. Rare first and only edition. Lasteyrie proposes a method of operating a small, low-cost printing press to disseminate information and news in small towns. For the sake of economy, he reduces the number of typographical characters by eliminating most fonts and sizes (no italics, batarde, ornamental letters, or vignettes), and by replacing uppercase letters with the lowercase letter preceded by an apostrophe. By Lasteyrie’s calculation, a small press printing only a page or two at a time would require 3,535 characters, which would weigh only 10 pounds—as opposed to the 1,000 pounds of type used at a typical press. In Chapter 2 he describes the printing press and its accessories, as shown in plates 1 and 2, and then proceeds to composition, correction, and the printing process itself. Lasteyrie further explains how a copper engraving can be produced on an inexpensive press—Plates 3 and 4 are examples. The printing throughout the volume is functional but rather crude, evidently produced on Lasteyrie’s own “economical press.” The work was apparently printed 8 pages at a time on sheets 4 pages wide by one high, probably to simplify the layout for novice typographers. Lasteyrie (1759-1849) was one of the greatest promoters of lithography in France, and among the most prolific. In 1814 he studied in Germany with Alois Senefelder, the inventor of lithography; two years later, he opened one of the first successful lithography printing businesses in Paris. Lasteyrie collaborated on lithgraphs with painters such as Carle and Horace Vernet, Baron A.J. Gros, and Nicolas-Toussaint Charlet. The volume includes a leaf (p. 1) laid in that is not called for in OCLC copies or the BNF copy; it is paginated 1, and the first leaf of the text (immediately following) is paginated 1 bis. This copy has 4 plates, agreeing with the copies in Princeton and Toronto, but includes a duplicate of plate 4 (portrait of Tissot). OCLC lists Columbia, Grolier, NYPL, Harvard. * Karen F. Beall, “The Interdependence of Printer & Printmaker in Early 19th-Century Lithography,” Art Journal 39:3 (Spring 1980), pp. 195-201.. Large 8vo., (2 ff. including half title and title page, 1 f. laid in paginated “1”), 59 pp. [first paginated “1 bis”], 5 engraved plates (the 5th a duplicate of the 4th). Original printed wrappers, stitched, in a modern case. Uncut and partially unopened. Slight soiling at edges, one quire lightly browned, but overall fine.

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        Cinq Mois Aux Etats-Unis De L'Amerique De Nord, Depuis Le 29 April Jusqu'Au 23 Septembre 1835; Journal De Voyage

      Bruxelles: Societe Typographique. Very Good. 1837. First Edition. 1/4 Leather. Contemporary boards, calf spine with gold stamping and raised bands. Howes S18, Sabin 94911; A study of social and industrial conditions by Spanish scientists." Chapters on N. Y. Erie Canal, New England, Maryland, Washington DC, etc. .

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        Pickwick Papers, The ( Posthumous Papers of Pickwick Club )

      London Chapman & Hall, 1837 - Half-Leather. No Jacket. First Edition. HB NODJ ISSUED, measures approx 5 1/2 X 8 1/4 inches, in Original Green Slate Cloth boards with tooled Black Leather corners & Spine, NF+/NF-, AS-IS, NODJ, engraved title page has " Tony Weller" on the signboard above the inn door,Gold gilt decorations & lettering spine, 1837 on half title & title page, 1st book edition, 2nd Issue, with S. Veller on page 342, line 5, has his friends page 400 line 21, page 260 line 29 reads holding, with F in of imperfect in Healine on Page 432, has notation on bottom pg.9, Cover some rub, wear Scuff tiny Chips primarily Extremities edges, Interior nice, tight with much FoXing thruout & some Wear , few pencil mrks ,609 pages, edges pages Gold Gilt, Possible repair Cover & Spine, [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        (John) A Series of Original Portraits and Caricature Etchings...with Biographical Sketches and Illustrative Anecdotes.

      Edinburgh: Hugh Paton, 1837-38 . first edition, 2 Vols. in 4, 4to., 358 fine etched plates (including the extra suite of 29 not always found) ; orig. deluxe binding of reddish tan morocco, gilt, spines evenly mellowed to tan, excellent Occasional spots of foxing and minor offset (plates to text), and with a small tear witihout loss and slight fraying at tail with loss of first letter of caption to The Craft in Danger plate (depicting elephant skeleton), but among the freshest copies we have seen of this delightful work. It portrays Edinburgh's inhabitants and visitors in the later eighteenth and early nineteenth centuries: "a unique time capsule of society which no other city has the good fortune to possess" (as we have seen it described, though can't remember where...). Subjects include Adam Smith, James Hutton, Joseph Black, Vincent Lunardi, William Robertson, William Smellie, Dr. Alexander Monro (secundus), William Cullen, Andrew Duncan, Thomas Jefferson, Admiral Duncan, Lord Hailes, John Wesley, James Bruce, Peter Williamson, Thomas Paine, and a host of other philosophers, scientists, lawyers and law lords, educators, radicals, fishwives, army and navy men, pipers, surgeons, actors and actresses, golfers, churchmen, tradespeople, beggars, freaks, rogues, eccentrics, balloonists, booksellers and balladeers: the great and good rubbing shoulders with the lowliest members of society, a just reflection of Edinburgh before the old town/new town divide. And though best known for the plates, the text provides superb biographical and anecdotal notes, largely put together by James Paterson with the help of such well-informed worthies as Robert Chambers, David Laing, Alexander Smellie and James Maidment.

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        L'univers. Atlas classique et universel de GÈographie ancienne et moderne

      Paris,: Armand-Aubree,, 1837.. Six volumes, small quarto, with a total of 38 engraved maps of various sizes, dissected and laid down onto 22 folding linen sheets (each about 480 x 680 mm); eight pages of descriptive text in folio format in vol. V; the backing sheets uniformly browned; contemporary French quarter morocco, spines gilt in compartments between raised bands, a handsome set. A remarkably attractive presentation of this Atlas. Its 38 engraved maps were designed to complement MontÈmont's huge, 46-volume, Histoire Universelle des Voyages. The maps have been laid down on linen for greater ease of use, and the whole work elegantly bound as six volumes.The first volume contains ancient and modern world maps, while the other five volumes are each devoted to a continent. The map of Australia and the Pacific is large and has a long list of island names based on Dumont d'Urville's tables.

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        Original Commemorative Medallion for the Voyage of the Astrolabe

      Paris,: Barre,, 1837.. Bronze medal, 51 mm., extremely fine. Medal struck to commemorate the return of the second Dumont d'Urville expedition, in which the Astrolabe and the ZÈlÈe, explored the Antarctic and named Adelie Land.Such medallions are rare and most desirable, as they would have only been issued to participants in the expedition.British Historical Medals, 1207; Marquess of Milford Haven, 377.

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

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

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        A Comic Alphabet

      London: Tilt, 1837. Second edition. Hardcover. Later 19th century three quarter navy morocco, marbled boards and matching marbled endpapers with original covers bound-in. Teg. Near fine/No Dust Jacket. Cruikshank, George. Unpaginated. 13 x 9.5 cm. The second, colored edition: 24 hand colored plates, designed, etched & published by Cruikshank. His inimitable style -- charming alphabet from ALA Mode to Zoophyte, with I-J [Isaac & John] and V-U [Very Unpleasant] doubled-up. Back cover advert for the Comic Alphabet depicts this work on the wall and dated 1837. COHN 189, says there were probably a few colored copies issued a year earlier, the first edition, "but they are of great rarity." Contents clean, bright and fresh, raised bands, spines richly gilt, joints a hint rubbed.

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

      Rudolph Ackermann, London 1837 - The author was "Nimrod" the pseudonym for Mr. Apperley. Green ribbed cloth. Panelled spine with gilt designs and lettering. The spine has toned to a chocolate brown as is usual. Marbled endpapers. Engraved title-page with aquatint vignette, eighteen hand-colored plates drawn and etched by Henry Alken and T.J. Rawlins, aquatinted by E. Duncan. This second enlarged edition omitted three of the plates from the original 1835 edition and added nine new ones. Top border of the frontispiece has an old paper repair, a signature was cut out apparently. Seven of the color plates have tissue-guards, others do not. A few plates show some browning and toning of the paper along periphery, not affecting the color print. Fore-edge pp.127-130 browned. Text generally quite fresh and clean throughout. John Mytton (1796-1834) was a British eccentric and Regency rake. Many anecdotes and stories have recounted the unusual life of "Mad Jack". According to his biographer Nimrod, he once rode his pet bear "Nell" into his drawing-room in full hunt costume. He drank eight bottles of port wine a day, washing it down with brandy. He supposedly hunted ducks, late at night in winter, in the nude. He once set his nightshirt on fire while wearing it in an attempt to cure a case of hiccoughs! (See plate at p. 127). 206pp. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Memoirs of the Life of the late John Mytton. With numerous Illustrations by H. Alken and T.J. Rawlins. Second Edition, reprinted (with considerable Additions)

      Rudolph Ackermann, 1837. Roy. 8vo., Second and Best Edition, with coloured aquatint frontispiece, elaborately engraved and printed titles, and 17 fine coloured aquatint plates (some plates with original tissue guards present, a few lightly age-soiled at fore-margins only), ALL AQUATINT PLATES FINELY COLOURED BY HAND, printed title and fore-margins lightly age-soiled, C6 frayed at outer margin (not affecting text), lateral tear in J7 repaired with slight misalignment of text; handsomely bound in mid-nineteenth century green half morocco, marbled boards ruled in blind, back gilt with five raised bands tooled in gilt, second compartment lettered and ruled in gilt, all other compartments elaborately framed and tooled in gilt to a floral design, all edges marbled, marbled endpapers, joints lightly rubbed else a very good, bright, clean copy. With the large nineteenth century engraved armorial bookplate of Frederick W. Disney on front paste-down. The plate 'Stand and Deliver' is placed opposite p.50 rather than p.26 as called for. Apperley's classic account was first published in 1835 with only twelve plates; here three of the original plates are replaced by new ones, and six new plates added. This copy has all the earlier state points: plate 1 aquatinted by H. Alken, the spelling 'filly' in plate 9 and correct page numbers on plates 17-18. This copy is bound without the final printer's leaf and publisher's advertisements at end. Abbey, Life, 385; Hardie, pp.185-6 & 320; Prideaux, p.326; Tooley 67.+ . Catalogs: sports & pastimes: field sports.

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        Entrance to the Chapel of Ferdinand & Isabella

      London.: Hodgson & Graves.. [ 1837].. Tinted lithograph with handcolor, mounted on thick card as issued, , image 16 x 11 inches on sheet size 22 x 17 3/4 inches. Overall soiling to support card, a few faint foxing spots in image, image overall bright and clean. This is the title page lithograph from the deluxe first edition of David Roberts' first published set of views "Picturesque Sketches in Spain Taken During ye Years 1832 & 1833." Delicately handcolored colored at the time of publication, this edition, which was issued in a portfolio, cost more than double the standard edition. The plates were lithographed by many of the most talented lithographers of the day, this by T. Allom. Abbey (#152) notes that Roberts in fact worked on every stone, and that the views had an enormous sale, going through many printings. This view shows the gorgeous detail of the chapel entrance located in Granada, Spain. In the standard edition of the publication the wording of work's title was printed on the entrance door: in this deluxe edition this feature is not present, allowing the image to stand alone in its magnificence. .

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        Narrative of an Expedition into the Interior of Africa, by the River Niger, in the steam-vessels Quorra and Alburkah, in 1832, 1833, and 1834

      Lon., 1837.. b/w engraved plates, lithographed chart.

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        The Posthumous Papers of The Pickwick Club

      London: Chapman and Hall, 1837 - With 30 plates by Thomas Onwhyn added First edition, with the first state of the Vignette title page with "Veller" above the Inn door, but with later state of "E" signed with pagination on p. 26. 8vo. 43 engraved plates by R. Seymour and H. T. Browne ("Phiz"). Bound in later maroon morocco, a.e.g. Inner hinges repaired. Fine. In marbled leather tipped slipcase. Smith 3 (pp. 19-27); Eckel p. 117 ff; Sadleir 698 [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Die Verantwortlichkeit der Minister in Einherrschaften und Volksvertretung, rechtlich, politisch und geschichtlich entwickelt

      Tübingen, Laupp 1837. 21 cm. 16, 726, (2) Seiten Festeinband, Pappband der Zeit - NDB 17, 694 - Stintzing / Landsb. III/2, Noten 192 - Reichs-Justizamt 1149, 202 - Erstausgabe. Für Mohl (1799 - 1875) "war das Entscheidende dabei das formale Element rechtlicher Überprüfbarkeit staatlichen Handelns" (NDB). Stempel auf Titelblatt -

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        Jacob Faithful

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

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        Reise des Marschalls Herzog von Ragusa durch Ungarn, Siebenbürgen, Südrußland, die Krim, an die Küsten des asowschen Meeres, nach Constantinopel, Kleinasien, Syrien, Palästina und Egypten in den Jahren 1834 und 1835. Authentische, unter Aufsicht und aus Auftrag des Verfassers besorgte deutsche Ausgabe. 4 in 1 Bd

      Stuttgart, Hallberger 1837.. 4 Bde. in 1 geb. 8°. 400 S.; 352 S.; 352 S.; 256 S., 4 Bl. (Verlagsanz.). Pbd. d. Zt. m. m. hs. zeitgen. Rückenschild. EA Röhricht 1834

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

      London: Rudolph Ackermann, 1837. ix, [3], 206pp, [2]. Near contemporary full morocco, smooth back, title in gilt, with volute and floral drops, covers with large central urn, surrounded by volutes with small flower head and fleuron tools all in gilt, gilt roll to edges, a.e.g. metal clasp engraved with 'Mr E. Whittingham, Ellenhall, Nov. 2nd 1844', inner edges with gilt frame surrounding a watered silk doublure, with watered silk free endpapers. Slightly rubbed to extremities, with small amount of colour loss, internally some occasional minor spotting, but generally clean. Additional engraved title, eighteen finely hand-coloured aquatints with tissue guards, the preferred second edition, with six more plates than the first edition. Abbey Life 385; Tooley 67; Schwerdt I:38/39. Second Edition. Full Morocco. Very Good. Illus. by Alken, H. And Rawlins, T.J.. 8vo.

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        Voleurs, Physiologie de leur moeur et du leur langue

      Paris: Chez l'auteur,, 1837. Ouvrage qui devoile les ruses de tous le fripons, et destiné à devenir le Vade Mecum de tou le honnêtes gens. 2 volumes bound as 1, octavo. Original brown half morocco, spine in compartments with gilt titles direct, marbled sides and endpapers, top and bottom edge untrimmed. Portrait frontispiece by Achille Devéria. Armorial bookplate of Philadelphia bibliophile and eccentric Moncure Biddle. Front joint rubbed, some spotting to top edge and leaves. An excellent copy. First edition of this criminological handbook (which includes a thieves' dictionary) by the great criminal-turned-decective Eugène François Vidocq (1775-1857), the father of modern criminology, and the original private detective, who was the inspiration for many literary characters invented by Balzac, Dumas and Victor Hugo (in Les Miserables, both the reformed criminal hero Jean Valjean, and the policeman villain Inspector Javert, were based on Vidocq). This copy is boldly signed on the portrait frontispiece by Vidocq himself.

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        Journals of Two Expeditions of Discovery in North-West and Western Australia During the Years 1837, 38, and 39; Describing Many Newly Discovered, Important and Fertile Districts; with Observations on the Aboriginal Inhabitants, etc.

      2 Volumes: Volume I, xiv+412 pages with black and white frontispiece, 5 color and 5 black and white plates, 11 in text illustrations, 2 maps in pocket. Volume II, viii+482 pages with color frontispiece, 10 black and white plates, 17 in text illustrations, lacks four page prospectus for Gould's Birds of Australia. Royal Octavo (" x 6") Issued in brown cloth with gilt lettering to spine. [Ferguson 3228] 1st edition.Grey is best known for his expeditions in the north-west interior of the continent, which resulted in the discover of the Glenelg River, Stephen Range and Mount Lyell. As a young lieutenant, he had made a proposal to the Colonial Office to mount an expedition to the north-west coast of Australia for the purposes of establishing a settlement there for starving Irish peasants. His plans were approved and he sailed for Australia in the Beagle in 1837. He wen on to mount two expedition in the north-west in 1838 and 1839 which yielded particularly important geographical discoveries: "His expeditions were the first to examine the previously ignored north-west interior of the continent and he discovered much useful territory. The inland explorations of Grey and Lushington (his deputy) complemented by the associated coastal explorations of Wickham and Stokes in the Beagle, were a major advance in the discovery of the Australian continent" (Wantrup, p 206) Condition:Recased with original spines laid on, scattered foxing, corners bumped. Else a very good copy.

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

      [Philadelphia: E. C. Biddle, 1837]. Printed and coloured at J.T. Bowen’s Lithographic Establishment. A beautifully lithographed colour plate reproduced from the original painting by Charles Bird King after an original by James Otto Lewis. Folio, image size roughly 14 by 9 inches, with captions beneath, printed on a folio sheet of rag paper measuring 20 by 14.5 inches. An original handcoloured PLATE FROM 'One of the most costly and important works ever published on the American Indians' -Field. The lithographs from McKenney and Hall’s HISTORY OF THE INDIAN TRIBES OF NORTH AMERICA are not only amongst the greatest hand-coloured American illustrated plates of the 19th century, but are also an American cultural treasure providing an historical record of the portraits of the chiefs, warriors and women of the various tribes. The lithographs are faithfully produced from original oil paintings either by Charles Bird King painted from life in his studio in Washington or reproduced by King from the watercolours of the famous frontier artist James Otto Lewis as well as a few other artists.

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        Storia d'Italia alla miglior lezione ridotta dal professor Giovanni Rosini con una prefazione di Carlo Botta.

      Baudry,, Parigi, 1837 - Sei volumi di pp. 3.000 ca. complessive. Ritratto di Guicciardini inciso in rame all'antiporta. Unito a: BOTTA CARLO. Storia d'Italia continuata da quella del Guicciardini sino al 1789. Parigi, Baudry, 1837. Dieci volumi di pp. 5.000 ca. complessive. Ritratto del Botta inciso all'antiporta del primo volume. Unito a: BOTTA C. Storia d'Italia dal 1789 al 1814. Parigi, Baudry, 1837. Quattro volumi pp. 2.000 ca. complessive. Unito a: LANZA PIETRO. Considerazioni sulla storia di Sicilia dal 1532 al 1789 da servir d'aggiunta e di chiose al Botta. Palermo, Muratori, 1836. Pp. xiii, 592 (3). Si tratta quindi della raccolta completa delle opere storiografiche di Carlo Botta cui si aggiunge un'opera ad esse correlata. Insieme di ventuno volumi in bella legatura coeva uniforme (francese) in mezza pelle, dorsi lisci con titoli e ricchi fregi romantici, piatti, tagli e sguardie marmorizzati. Ogni volume porta scritto in oro al piede del dorso il periodo cui si riferisce. Esemplare in eccellente stato di conservazione, fresco e marginoso; senza difetti. Collezione appartenuta al Marchese Louis de Vaulchier di cui compare il timbro di possesso (con simboli massonici) a ciascun frontespizio, oltre allo stemma in oro impresso al centro di ciascun piatto anteriore della legatura. Prezioso ed interessante insieme. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        The Bivouac; Or, Stories of the Peninsular War

      nbsp; London - Richard Bentley, 1837 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. First edition. A very scarce complete set of The Bivouac; Or, Stories of the Peninsular War by William Hamilton Maxwell. First edition. In three volumes complete. With half titles to all volumes. William Hamilton Maxwell (1792 -1850) was a Scots-Irish novelist. He claimed to have entered the British Army and seen service in the Peninsular War and the Battle of Waterloo, but this is generally believed to be untrue. Afterwards he took orders, but was deprived of his living for non-residence. His novels, O'Hara (1825), and Stories from Waterloo (1834) started the school of rollicking military fiction, which culminated in the novels of Charles Lever. Maxwell also wrote a Life of the Duke of Wellington (1839-1841), and a History of the Irish Rebellion of 1798 (1845). With a dedication to 'His Excellency, Constantine Henry, Earl Musgrave' to front of first volume dated London, July 10, 1837. Previous owner's ink inscription to front pastedown to first volume. Condition: In moir cloth bindings. Externally, sound but with some wear to extremities, slight rubbing, marks and stains to boards including some ink spots and with slight loss to cloth to front joint to volume one. Internally, firmly bound. Bright and generally clean throughout with only the odd spot and handling mark. Overall: GOOD.

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        INDIANS ATTACKING GRIZZLY BEARS

      20th century, based on sketches made in 1837.. Oil on panel, 11 1/2 x 13 1/2 inches. Calligraphic title lower image. American carved and gilded wood frame. Fine condition. This colorful and lively painting of dangerous sport along the Oregon Trail depicts three mounted Indian warriors, armed with war club, spear, and bow and arrow, battling two towering and ferocious grizzly bears. Curiously, the Indians may not be enjoying a decided advantage. In a discussion of Albert Jacob Miller's numerous bear hunting pictures, western historian Ron Tyler points out that often the best way to kill a bear was to run it to death because "sometimes an arrow would not pierce him because of the thick, matted hair." An avid hunter himself, Miller produced many important paintings of traditional hunts for buffalo, elk, and bear; but he was also apparently something of an aficionado of the interspecies bloodsport illustrated here. In particular, Miller called bear fighting "dangerous sport" with "the greatest charm to reckless trapper and Indian." Miller's romantic sketches and paintings gave the world its first salient glimpse of the American interior West. In 1837 he was selected by Capt. William Drummond Stewart as artist to record an expedition up the Oregon Trail. His only duty was to sketch what interested him and, fortunately, his eye was for the wild and the unusual. The two hundred or so anecdotal sketches with which he returned served for the rest of his life as inspiration for a body of monumental western paintings that today are found in most major American art museums, including the Amon Carter Museum and the Thomas Gilcrease Museum. "Miller was a romantic painter of epic proportions [whose] works stunned sophisticated New Yorkers accustomed to the calmer canvases of Thomas Cole and his contemporaries. [Miller's paintings] represent a unique aesthetic and historical document...He compiled an unparalleled visual record...of the Indians of the West" - Tyler. "Indians Attacking Grizzly Bears" is a skilled interpretation of Albert Jacob Miller's exceptional sketches of hunting in the American West. Ron Tyler, ALFRED JACOB MILLER: ARTIST ON THE OREGON TRAIL (Amon Carter Museum, 1982), passim. Joan Carpenter Troccoli, ALFRED JACOB MILLER - WATERCOLORS OF THE AMERICAN WEST (Thomas Gilcrease Museum Association, 1990). Peggy and Harold Samuels, ILLUSTRATED BIOGRAPHICAL ENCYCLOPEDIA OF ARTISTS OF THE AMERICAN WEST (Garden City, 1972), p.324.

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        Memoirs of the Life of Sir Walter Scott, Bart

      Edinburgh; Robert Cadell 1837-38, 1837. First Edition. 7 volumes, octavo. With engraved portrait frontispiece and folding facsimile of the author's handwriting. Elegantly bound in half blue crushed morocco, gilt. Bookplate. A fine set bound by Charles E.Lauriat. An attractive copy of the life of famous Scottish author whose works remain classics of nineteenth century literature, and include Ivanhoe, Rob Roy, The Lady of the Lake, Waverley and The Heart of Midlothian. Provenance; Skinner Fine Books and Manuscripts 2386.

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        A New General Atlas of the World, Teesdale, 1837

      Dower, John : A New General Atlas of the World compiled from the latest authorities both English and Foreign containing separate maps of its various countries and states, and exhibiting their boundaries & divisions also the chains of mountains, rivers and lakes and their geographical features comprehended in forty seven maps. London: Henry Teesdale & Co., 1837. Folio, approx 270mm x 380mm with original mottled boards, lower board loose. Complete with 47 hand coloured engraved maps including the Rivers and Mountains plate. The large foldout double pages of the India plate (300mm x 710mm) have been reinforced with tape at/near the folds. Bright, clean and full original hand colour. Overall in good condition.

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        Le Plutarque francais, vie des hommes et des femmes illustres de la France

      de l'imprimerie de Crapelet,, Paris, 1837 - Otto parti legate in quattro volumi di cm. 27, pp. 2.500 ca. complessive. Con 8 antiporta figurate e 192 belle tavole fuori testo incise in rame e finemente acquarellate. Graziosa legatura coeva in piena tela zigrinata verde con titoli efiletti in oro al dorso. Qualche rada brunitura, ma complessivamente esemplare genuino, marginoso e ben conservato. Vasta galleria storica in cui vengono presentate le biografie ed i ritratti dei più celebri personaggi della storia di Francia. Opera munita di apparato iconografico di bellezza davvero rilevante. Prima edizione, non comune a reperirsi completa di tutte le tavole come il presente esemplare e da non confondersi con la seconda edizione che presenta le tavole in nero. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        [Playbill on silk]

      S. Johnson S. Johnson, 1837. Victoria on Charles Macready: "Ranting a Little Too Much at Times" Well, There May Be a Reason for That Silk Playbill Macready, William Charles (1793-1873). [Playbill on silk]. November 17, 1837. Program of Werner by Lord Byron (Featuring Macready as Werner) and Auber's opera, Fra Diavolo (first act). Printed in red and blue by S. Johnson. Victoria crown armory above copy. 19 x 12 1/2" with 2" tassels all the way around. Tipped to linen backing. Crack down center fold with no loss of text; dampstain along lower inch of playbill. Silk playbills indicate a performance in front of royalty. Macready, in the autumn of 1837, undertook the management of Covent Garden, which he opened on September 30. Following a command performance of Byron's Werner at Covent Garden on November 17, 1837, Queen Victoria criticized Macready for "ranting a little too much at times" (Foulkes, 5). This is reported to be the origin of a famous comment about the actor which stayed with him throughout his life. At this performance, Macready first met the 18 year-old Victoria, who had ascended to the throne June 20, 1837. Macready was, perhaps, exhausted by the preparation of this important event which, according to his diary, included ?an overflow crowd, a great number of people [who] fainted and others [who] could not see the play due to the crowd. . . . I acted, not to please myself; I could not recover my self-possession. . . I could not help thinking as I sat dressed for Werner, waiting for my call and listening to the acclamation of the audience on the Queen?s arrival, of the folly and impiety of thus pampering and spoiling the mind of one human being, and in the same act debasing those of millions? (Macready, 425-6). Perhaps his exhaustion and his ?democratic? tendencies (he had already toured in America) had caused a forced performance under difficult circumstances. References: Foulkes, "Mr. Macready and his Monarch," in Victoria and Albert: Art and Love, ed. Susanna Avery Quash (2012), http://www.royalcollection.org.uk/sites/default/files/V%20and%20A%20Art%20and%20Love%20(Foulkes).pdf; Macready, The Diaries of William Charles Macready, 1833 1851 vol. I, ed. William Toynbee (1912).

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        Curtis's Botanical Magazine… Vol. XI of the New Series; or Vol. LXIV of the whole work

      London: printed by Edward Couchman, for the proprietor,Samuel Curtis [and others], 1837. Volume 64 only, octavo. (8 7/8 x 5 3/8 inches). 84 hand- coloured engraved plates (numbered from 3542-3625, plate #3542 double- page, plates #3549, #3556, # 3563, #3570, #3577, #3584, #3591, #3598, #3605, #3612 and #3619 are folding),, all by Swan, 1 after Miss Morse, 70 after Walter Hood Fitch, 13 unassigned. (Plate 3542 shaved at left margin into image area, small tears to upper blank margins of 3553-3555). Contemporary green half morocco over green pebble-grained cloth, gilt, g.e. A fine representative sample volume from the oldest illustrated botanical periodical still in production. "The reputation of the Magazine has always resided in the accuracy of its portrayal of plants. This pictorial record of garden and greenhouse plants from the temperate and tropical regions of the world has no rival.." (Desmond p.7) William Curtis had witnessed from personal experience that his clients refused to buy folio pictures of unassuming plants (vide. his Flora Londinensis) but he felt that they would subscribe to an octavo work which pictured the showy plants that filled their gardens: from this premise was born the Botanical Magazine in February 1787. The work was immediately successful, was published throughout the 19th and 20th centuries and is still produced to this day. The main glory of the Botanical Magazine has always been the coloured plates. Many of the greatest British botanical illustrators of the last two hundred years have had worked published in this periodical: the majority of the earliest plates are by Sydenham Edwards; other artists who followed in his footsteps include James Sowerby, John Curtis, William Jackson Hooker and, for much of the second half of the 19th century, Walter Hood Fitch. In the 20th century the great tradition was continued by Lilian Snelling, Margaret Stones and others. Ray Desmond A Celebration of Flowers Two hundred years of Curtis's botanical Magazine (Kew: 1987); Great Flower Books p. 83; Nissen BBI 2350; Stafleu & Cowan TL2 1290

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        Ka Ai o Ka La, a me na ui hoakaka i kela pauku i keia pauku. No. 5, 1837

      Honolulu: Mea Paipalapala a na Misionari, 1837. first edition; 16mo (leaves 15.5 cm. tall), 124 pp.; original paper wrappers, now lacking the rear cover and the spine covering, however front cover present; front cover detached with margins chipped and tattered but no letters lost, hand stamp to the imprint, an occasional leaf very browned but all entirely readable and not fragile, late leaves nibbled and rounded at lower outside corners but again no loss and block still well sewn; an annual publication, this issue with selections from Cornithians and a small portion of Galatians; the Hawaiian National Bibliography translates part of the title as "Food for the day with questions to ezplain each verse,"; text entirely in Hawaiian. Photos available upon request.

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