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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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        Statement of facts, submitted to the right Hon. Lord Glenelg. His Majesty's principal secretary of state for the colonies, preparatory to an appeal about to be made by the author, to the Commons of Great Britain, seeking redress for grievances of a most serious tendency, commited upon him, under the administration of his Excellency, the Marquis of Sligo, the late governor, and Sir Joshua Rowe, the present lord chief justice of the island of Jamaica, with an exposure of the present system of Jama

      London: Printed by J.C. Chappell, 1837. xii + 282pp + folding genealogical table + vii. 1st ed., clean in original silk covered boards. End papers damaged and last page of text with loss of some margin. Attacks the state of justice and treatment of the freed slaves in Jamaica from 1834-36. The work contains details of numerous trials and inquests relating to miscarriages of justice, including documentation of severe flogging of freed slaves. Cundall 59.

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        Autograph Letter signed (as "John W. Turk" , before he changed his name) to Secretary of the Navy Mahlon Dickerson requesting orders for "the first frigate or larger class of vessel that may be commissioned for sea service"; [with} with 3 letters to Livingston from the U.S. Navy, including Commander THOMAS A CONOVER; and Acting Secy of the Navy, CHAS. W. WELSH

      Washington D.C. 1837; the letters to him are dated aug. 6 1832; april 25 1855 welsh; aug. 25 1857 conover Washington, D.C., 1837; the letters to him are dated aug. 6, 1832; april 25, 1855 (welsh); aug. 25, 1857 (conover). 4to. In all, 4pp. Livingston letter stained, and separated at fold, others very good . John W. Livingston (1804-1885) naval officer from New York City, was the son of a naval surgeon, William Turk [in 1843, Turk and his wife Mary Livingston Turlk changed their name to Livingston]. Livingston rose throught the service and untimately became Commodore during the Civil War, and was promoted rear admiral in 1868. (See DAB) The earliest letter here is a grant of one month's leave of absence to "Lieut. John W. Turk." In the form letter fromthe Dept. of Navy of 1855, the Acting Secretary of the Navy, Charles W. Welsh, summons Livingston to appear at a General Court Martial on board the "Receiving ship North Carolina, at New York, on the 28th day of April" (1855); and the letter from Captain Thomas A. Conover ("Flag Officer Comdg U.S. Armed Force, Coast of Afroca") conveys orders to Livingston, then in command of the U.S.S. St. Louis , to "proceed with all despatch to Cape Palmas on the West Coast of Africa and look after our interests in that quarter."

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        Sketches by "Boz," Illustrative of Every-day Life, and Every-day People. In Two Volumes. Together with Sketches by Boz . . . The Second Series. Complete in One Volume

      John Macrone London: John Macrone, 1836, 1837. Three small octavo volumes. viii, 348 pp.; (iv), 342pp.; viii, 377pp., + (19)pp. of advertisements. First edition, first issues in book form of Dickens's first work. Illustrated throughout with engravings by George Cruikshank, volumes I and II each with a frontispiece and seven subsequent illustrations, and the Second Series with frontispiece, engraved title-page, and eight subsequent illustrations. Volume I Preface dated February, 1836, and both volumes with all but one or two internal flaws as called for by Smith. Second Series is one of the few early copies without the list of illustrations, with thirteen rather than seventeen lines on the first page of the Contents; legible commas on the Free and Easy imprint; and with Vol. III unerased from the foot of each plate. According to Sadleir, these points "certainly seem to represent an earlier (and perhaps suppressed) issue of the book . . . the only possible explanation seems to be that [the publisher] and Dickens planned Sketches by Boz as a three-volume work, and that the plates were prepared for the third volume in uniform style with those of Volumes I and II. Possibly Dickens then insisted on adding more material than a normal third volume could accommodate, and a second series in one bulky volume was forced on the publisher." Eckel even more definitively states that the missing list of plates "prove[s] to be a mark of the first issue of the book." Although most of the sketches in this work were originally published as separate entries in various magazines and journals between 1833 and 1836, this edition does represent the first appearance of five of the sketches: "A Visit to Newgate," "The Black Veil," "The Great Winglebury Duel," "Our Next-Door Neighbours," and "The Drunkard's Death." The first two volumes are bound in publisher's olive green cloth, with a gilt cartouche and lettering on the spines. Corners lightly bumped, some minor spotting to cloth, else about fine. Second Series is bound in the rare original rose-colored cloth with blind-stamped wreath on the front cover and spine in four compartments, top compartment lettered in gilt within a decorative gilt frame. The gilding has been applied without black pigment, again indicating one of the early copies, as mentioned by Smith. Some bumping to corners, spine slightly sunned, and a few short closed tears in cloth at foot of spine. Nearly fine. Each volume in a green cloth chemise, the three volumes housed together in a quarter morocco slipcase lettered in gilt on the spine. This set came from the collection of William E. Self, former president of Twentieth Century Fox, and bears his bookplate. Both volumes also with the bookplates of noted collectors Winston Henry Hagen and E. Hubert Litchfield. A very nice set of a seminal work of modern Western literature, with excellent provenance.

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        Autograph letter signed to Charles Waterton

      Yorkshire Museum, 1837. No Dust Jacket. Phillips, John (1800-1874). Autograph letter signed to Charles Waterton (1782-1865). Yorkshire Museum, January 6, 1837. 1 page plus integral address leaf. 230 x 185 mm. Creased where previously folded, light soiling on address leaf. Phillips was the nephew and ward of the famous British geologist William Smith. After completing his education, Phillips accompanied his uncle on various research tours made in connection with Smith's geological maps, and assisted Smith in giving courses of geological lectures in York. In 1826 Phillips became keeper of the Yorkshire Museum and secretary of the Yorkshire Philosophical Society. In 1831 he helped to found the British Association for the Advancement of Science, and served as the BAAS's first assistant secretary from 1832 to 1859. In 1834 Phillips was appointed professor of geology at King's College, London; and in 1856 he succeeded William Buckland to the readership of geology at Oxford University. During his tenure at Oxford Phillips helped to found the Oxford Museum, and served as curator of the Ashmolean Museum from 1854 to 1870. The English naturalist Charles Waterton, to whom Phillips's letter is addressed, is best known for introducing the anesthetic agent curare to Europe, and for his scientific explorations of Guyana, described in his Wanderings in South America (1825). He is also credited with building the world's first nature and wildfowl reserve (located on the grounds of his estate in Yorkshire), and for inventing the bird nesting box. Waterton was famed for his eccentricities, which included pretending to be a dog and biting the legs of his dinner guests under the table! Phillips's letter to Waterton, written in his role as secretary of the Yorkshire Philosophical Society, is an attempt to persuade Waterton not to relinquish his membership in the Society. Phillips appeals to Waterton's interest in ornithology: Ever since I received your letter requesting that your name might be withdrawn from the list of Hon. Members of the Yorkshire Philosophical Society I have been hoping that some fortunate circumstance might arrive on which I could found a reasonable plea to intreat you not to persevere in your intention of withdrawing your name-and I would fain hope that the progress now making in our Museum toward a more adequate representation of ornithology might be admitted as such a plea. I can assure you that when I mentioned the subject to the Council of the Society a very general expression of regret followed. On such matters no step is ever taken by the Council till the Annual Meeting in February (the first Monday), after which day, if unfortunately we can not prevail with you to remain associated with us, I shall very unwillingly omit your name in the next printed list. With the most sincere regard & esteem Believe me to be, Yours very truly, John Phillips Sec'y YPS Wikipedia, "John Phillips, geologist," and "Charles Waterton".

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        G[uyonneau comte] de: Practische Abhandlung über Dampfwagen auf Eisenbahnen. Aus dem Englischen [von August Leopold Crelle

      ]. Mit 4 gefalt. lithogr. Tafeln. Berlin, G. Reimer, 1837. 4to. (25,0 x 19,5 cm). 262 S. Leinwandband d. Zt. mit goldgeprägtem Rückentitel. Erste deutsche Ausgabe. - Besonders abgedruckt aus Crelle's Journal für die Baukunst, Band X. - Übersetzt nach der englischen Ausgabe "A practical treatise on locomotive engines upon railways" (London 1836), die wiederum auf der französischen Originalausgabe von 1835 basierte. - Diese war nach den Arbeiten von Thomas Tredgold u. Nicholas Wood (beide 1825) mit das erste umfangreiche u. bedeutungsvolle Werk zur Theorie und Praxis der Dampflokomotiven gewesen. Insbesondere war es Pambours (1795-1878) Verdienst, die theoretische Duchdringung der Thematik zu leisten, die er in seiner 1837 erschienenen "Théorie de la machine à vapeur" vertieft hat. Er behandelt in vorliegendem Werk u.a. die Spannung der Dämpfe in den Dampfmaschinen, die Theorie der Bewegung der Dampfwagen, die verschiedenen Nebenteile der Maschinen nebst ihren Wirkungen sowie auch das Verhalten der Lokomotiven auf den Schienen. - Pambour war bis 1828 Artillerieoffizier u. später als Ingenieur tätig. 1839 wurde er korrespondierendes Mitglieder der Akademie der Wissenschaften in Berlin. - Ob Crelle auch der Übersetzer dieser Abhandlung gewesen ist, geht aus dem Vorwort nicht eindeutig hervor, ist jedoch wahrscheinlich, da er sich in zahlreichen Aufsätzen mit Problemen des Eisenbahnwesens auseinandergesetzt hat. Engelmann S. 274. - Haskell 836. - Metzeltin: Bahn 2750. - Vgl. Poggendorff II, Sp. 350, DSB X, S. 286 u. Metzeltin: Lokomotive S. 91. - Leicht gebräunt, Titel gestempelt. Insgesamt gutes Exemplar.

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