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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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        Two of the Succession or St. Fenoli [i.e. Féréol] Falls / St. Anne's River

      Watercolour with traces of pencil and scratching out, inscribed in pencil as above, and in ink 'Given to me by Lt. Bainbrigge Royal Engineers Quebec 6th Feby 1837'. 13 3/4 x 10 inches. Philip John Bainbrigge (1817-1881), son of General Sir Philip Bainbrigge (1786-1862), was born at Lichfield, Staffordshire, on January 16, 1817. He entered the Royal Military Academy at Woolwich in 1830 and graduated in 1833. He travelled widely in Upper and Lower Canada and the Maritimes, reporting on fortifications and other defensive measures. He was assigned special survey duty concerning the Maine-New Brunswick boundary dispute and was acting as adjutant from 1841 until his return to England on August 4, 1842. "Like many British officer- painters, Bainbrigge received his artistic training at the Royal Military Academy at Woolwich. There, he was instructed in the proper use of perspective and in the handling of light and shade, and he employed these techniques with an ease and spontaneity well-suited to the principles of landscape painting. His rather individual style, while in accordance with the artistic trends of the time, resulted in watercolours that are quite distinctive. A thematic analysis of Bainbrigge's work reveals a definite predilection for depicting rural landscapes - either in summer or winter - into which he would work whatever section of the city he could see from his vantage point. His palette thus consisted of a range of natural colours, such as browns, reds and dark greens, which he applied in varying degrees of thickness." (C. Graham) Cf. Conrad Graham, Mont Royalville Marie: Early Plans and Views of Montreal, McCord Museum of Canadian History, p.103

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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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