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        [Proof impressions of illustrations for Alphonse Daudet's Fromont jeune et Risler aîné ]. [Paris, 1885]. Folio (35 x 29 cm). Proofs of 12 engraved plates in many different states, giving 73 prints in total, engraved by Jules Massard and Eugène Abot after Emilé Bayard (image size 10.7 x 7.3 cm; plate size 19 x 14 cm). Contemporary half goatskin morocco.

      An extensive collection of proof impressions of all 12 illustrations drawn by Émile Bayard (1837-1891) and engraved by Jules Massard (1848?-1891?) and Eugène Michel Joseph Abot (1836-1894) for the 1885 edition of Alphonse Daudet's Fromont jeune et Risler aîné. Moeurs parisiennes . This novel, first published in 1874 was a great critical and popular success, quickly making Daudet's name famous. As a result it went through many editions, some luxuriously illustrated. The definitive illustrations were published by Louis Conquet in Paris in 1885 in a limited edition (500 copies) of the novel with the present twelve masterly plates "gravées à l'eau-forte" after Bayard. The present set has 4 to 8 impressions of each plate, most or all in 4 or more states. All have the engraved signature of the artist in the image area, but only two have any further engraved text. The first proof of the first plate has "E. Abot aqua f d'après E. Bayard" and the last proof of the same plate has "Jules Massard. sc.", both in the plate below the image. The engraving is usually credited to Massard, but it would appear from this early proof that Abot began the work and Massard finished it. The last proof of the eleventh plate has the pencilled initials of the artist, "E. B." below the image, apparently in his own hand.One example of one print is on wove paper, mounted on the leaf of the book, but all others are printed directly on the leaves. Their laid paper is watermarked "MBM" for Morel, Bercious and Masure, who developed machines for the Canson paper mill to make this so-called "mould-made" paper for the artist Jean-Auguste-Dominique Ingres in 1883. In very good condition, one plate with extensive foxing and a few others with very minor foxing. The marbled-paper sides of the binding are rubbed.

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        THE REVOLUTIONS OF SPAIN From 1808 to the End of 1836 with Biographical Sketches of the Most Distinguished Personages and a Narrative of the War in the Peninsula in Two Volumes

      Richard Bentley, 1837. 2 vols. Bound in contemporary gilt tooled full calf, marbled edges and endpapers (outer hinges tender; vol I lacks 1 label; edges rather rubbed and worn). Pp. xv + 411 [&] viii + 535, illus with engraved frontispieces with tissue guards (previous owner's 1846 inscription on front prelim of each vol and engraved armorial bookplate on front paste-downs).

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        A portrait of James Clark Ross after an original by Negelen.

      J. Graf, Printer to her Majesty, n.d. after 1837. - A lithographic head and shoulders portrait of Ross, on india paper, india paper size approx. 11 x 14” (280 x 360 mm), full plate size 12 1/2 x 17” (320 x 430mm), printed signatures of artist and sitter below image; abrasion and other marks to upper right of image, small indentations to lower half of portrait, creased and torn to margins of plate outside the india paper, substantial repair to paper at upper right of plate just touching corner of india paper, good. This rare portrait of Ross was published, to judge from other examples of the printer’s lithographs, sometime between the years 1838-1859; Ross’s relative youth in the portrait suggests a date towards the start of this period, possibly just prior to or following his return from the Antarctic. [Attributes: First Edition]

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        Female Beauty as Preserved and Improved by Regimen, Cleanliness and Dress

      Thomas Hurst: London, 1837. A rare and detailed study of nineteenth-century fashion, of particular interest for the fascinating (and very early!) 'before and after' plates of women's fashion and health. Octavo, 11 plates (10 in colour), the colour plates bound as matched pairs with the upper plates featuring peek-a-boo windows to reveal the image beneath; shaken, but a fine copy in contemporary half green morocco, marbled endpapers, all edges gilt.

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        The Chace, the Turf, and the Road.

      London, Murray, 1837. 22 x 14,5 cm. Titel, XX, 301 S. Mit gestoch Porträt und 12 gestoch. (davon 2 Aquatinta) Tafeln. Ldr. d. Zt. mit reicher Goldprägung, Innenkanntenvergoldung, Vorsätzen aus Seide mit Goldprägung und Goldschnitt. Erste Ausgabe. - Mit dekorativen Tafeln in Holzstich nach Illustrationen von Henry Thomas Alken (1785-1851), davon zwei als Aquatinten. - Einband berieben und fingerfleckig. Die Tafeln meist gebräunt, das Porträt etwas stockfleckig. - Schöner, aufwendiger Einband. Versand D: 6,00 EUR Kulturgeschichte, Jagd

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        Paris moderne, ou choix de maisons construites dans les nouveaux quartiers de la capitale et dans ses environs

      first edition illustrated with 159 plates drawn and engraved by Normand fils. Chez L'auteur & Bance fils 1837 In-4 (25x34cm) (6) 159Pl. relié

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        THE PROSE WORKS OF CHARLES LAMB [with] THE LETTERS OF CHARLES LAMB, WITH A SKETCH OF HIS LIFE BY THOMAS NOON TALFOURD

      London: Edward Moxon, 1837. Light rubbing, water stain to preliminaries and title page of vol I of Life, with those pages detached. Decent shelf appearance. Together five volumes (3 + 2). Bound by Riviere in half brown morocco with marbled sides and endpapers, a.e.g., gilt spine titles. Inscribed by a friend and executor of the author.

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        The Posthumous Papers of the Pickwick Club

      London: Chapman and Hall,, 1837. With forty-three illustrations by R. Seymour and Phiz. Octavo (208 x 128 mm). Early 20th-century green morocco by Charles McLeish, titles to spine gilt in compartments, decorative frames gilt to covers, turn-ins and edges gilt. Etched vignette title page, frontispiece, 41 plates by Robert Seymour, R. W. Buss, and H. K. Browne. Binder's initials to rear pastedown. Minor rubbing to extremities, spine lightly toned, occasional foxing to plates; an excellent copy. First edition, early issue with the two Buss plates present (facing pages 69 and 74), otherwise all the plates are in early states with page numbers as called, for but no titles or imprints, and the vignette title-page with the signboard reading "Veller" (corrected to "Weller" in later issues). Pickwick Papers, Charles Dickens's first novel, transformed the obscure journalist into England's most famous writer in a matter of months. The first monthly instalment was issued in an edition of 1,000 copies in April 1836. The book became a publishing sensation after the introduction of Sam Weller in chapter 10, the fourth instalment, issued in July 1836, after which the publishers reprinted the earlier instalments so that readers could catch up. For that reason, even in parts, copies are almost impossible to find in uniform first state. By the time the book was issued in November 1837, many textual corrections had been made. Booksellers often list numerous (and confusing) text points that might conceivably apply to a perfect set of Pickwick Papers as originally issued in parts, but all these points could never be found together in the issues in book form. The serial was originally intended to be primarily a vehicle for the cartoons of Robert Seymour, until he committed suicide after the first number was published. Robert William Buss then took over, but he was inexperienced in steel engraving and had to be replaced. The final choice, Hablot Knight Browne (Phiz), was to be Dickens's chosen collaborator for the next two decades. For later issues Phiz illustrated parts IV–XX, re-engraved the Seymour plates and entirely replaced the Buss plates. This copy is handsomely bound by Charles McLeish, with his initials gilt to the rear pastedown. McLeish was one of T. E. Lawrence's favourite binders, of whom he wrote; "McLeish is a good workman: which, in the R.A.F., and by R.A.F. standards, is the highest praise" (TEL - Correspondence with Bernard and Charlotte Shaw, II, p99).

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        The French Revolution. A History. In Three Volumes.

      James Fraser. London, 1837. 8vo, late nineteenth century half green morocco over marbled boards, vii, [1], 404; vii, [1], 422; vii, [1], 448 pp. Complete in three volumes. The first edition of Carlyle's classic work. "Of the great political upheavals which have altered the face of the world... only the French revolution has stimulated literary masterpieces which, in turn, have made their impact, direct and indirect, upon millions of readers who would have, and have, left unread the productionsof dispassionate scholarship. They are Carlyle's book and 'The History of the French Revoution; by Michelet... The book at once captured the English-speaking world, and has, outside France, moulded popular conception of the French Revolution down to the present day." - Printing and the Mind of Man, 304. Later nineteenth century binding, with each volume bound with a number of blank pages at rear for scholars' notes. Neat scholarly marginalia to contents, most of which could be erased, noting dates of events, with manuscript notations in pages at rear. Chip to front board of third volume. Contents otherwise fine, bright and attractive with no notable foxing, and bindings remain quite sound and attractive in very good condition with some rubbing at spines and chip as noted. A nice set overall, in very good condition despite the scholarly marks. Please contact us for additional pictures or information. . Very Good. 1837. First Edition.

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        Calcul des indices des fonctions

      Bachelier), (Paris 1837 - ____ Rare tiré à part (il est paginé de 1 à 51) du "Journal de l 'Ecole Polytechnique". Cahier 25, Tome 15. *-------* First edition. Rare off-print of "Journal de l 'Ecole Polytechnique" In-4. [282 x 225 mm] Collation : 54 pp. Demi-basane bleue, dos orné. (Reliure moderne.). [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

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        The Posthumous Papers of the Pickwick Club. With forty-three illustrations by R. Seymour and Phiz.

      London: Chapman and Hall, 1837 - Octavo (208 x 128 mm). Early 20th-century green morocco by Charles McLeish, titles to spine gilt in compartments, decorative frames gilt to covers, turn-ins and edges gilt. Binder's initials to rear pastedown. Minor rubbing to extremities, spine lightly toned, occasional foxing to plates; an excellent copy. Etched vignette title page, frontispiece, 41 plates by Robert Seymour, R. W. Buss, and H. K. Browne. First edition, early issue with the two Buss plates present (facing pages 69 and 74), otherwise all the plates are in early states with page numbers as called, for but no titles or imprints, and the vignette title-page with the signboard reading "Veller" (corrected to "Weller" in later issues). Pickwick Papers, Charles Dickens's first novel, transformed the obscure journalist into England's most famous writer in a matter of months. The first monthly instalment was issued in an edition of 1,000 copies in April 1836. The book became a publishing sensation after the introduction of Sam Weller in chapter 10, the fourth instalment, issued in July 1836, after which the publishers reprinted the earlier instalments so that readers could catch up. For that reason, even in parts, copies are almost impossible to find in uniform first state. By the time the book was issued in November 1837, many textual corrections had been made. Booksellers often list numerous (and confusing) text points that might conceivably apply to a perfect set of Pickwick Papers as originally issued in parts, but all these points could never be found together in the issues in book form. The serial was originally intended to be primarily a vehicle for the cartoons of Robert Seymour, until he committed suicide after the first number was published. Robert William Buss then took over, but he was inexperienced in steel engraving and had to be replaced. The final choice, Hablot Knight Browne (Phiz), was to be Dickens's chosen collaborator for the next two decades. For later issues Phiz illustrated parts IV–XX, re-engraved the Seymour plates and entirely replaced the Buss plates. This copy is handsomely bound by Charles McLeish, with his initials gilt to the rear pastedown. McLeish was one of T. E. Lawrence's favourite binders, of whom he wrote; "McLeish is a good workman: which, in the R.A.F., and by R.A.F. standards, is the highest praise" (TEL - Correspondence with Bernard and Charlotte Shaw, II, p99). Smith I.3. [Attributes: First Edition]

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        Polens Paläontologie oder Abbildung und Beschreibung der vorzüglichsten und der noch unbeschriebenen Petrefakten aus den Gebirgsformationen in Polen, Volhynien und den Karpathen nebst einigen allgemeinen Beiträgen zur Petrefaktenkunde und einem Versuch zur Vervollständigung der Geschichte des Europäischen Auer-Ochsen.

      Stuttgart : E. Schweizerbart\'s Verlagshandlung, 1837. XIII, 218 S., 16 Taf. Hardcover Sehr seltene Erstausgabe, kein Reprint! Jüngerer Bibliothekseinband. 16 Tafeln (komplett). Einbandkanten bestoßen. Bindung fest. Seiten alters- und druckbedingt nachgedunkelt. Titelblatt und Seiten stellenweise gilbfleckig. Text und Tafeln sauber. GUTER und gepflegter Gesamtzustand. petrominera_alt. Q-014 Versand D: 5,00 EUR Paleontology Poland Volhynia, Paleontology Carpathian Mountains.

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        [A RELIC OF THE SIEGE OF SEBASTOPOL] Razgovory francuzsko-russko-německie

      = Dialogues français-russes-allemands= Französisch-russisch-deutsche Gespräche.Sanktpeterburg : F. Bellizar, 1837. First edition. Octavo, contemporary half calf over papered boards (upper board detached, boards heavily scuffed and corners worn), original backstrip lettered in gilt (loss to leather at head and tail); front pastedown inscribed in ink 'Found in Sebastopol, September 1855'; front free-endpaper with a presentation inscription in the same hand: 'J.N.H. Russell, 23rd Fusiliers, from C.G.C. Norton, 23rd Fusiliers, Camp "Sebastopol", 1855'; between the endpaper and first blank is a contemporary MS note, evidently written at Sebastopol in 1855 but tipped in at a later date: 'Captain Norton. 23rd Fusiliers. Dear Norton, I have plenty of Money, if you want any for your Company, come or send yr. Lieut. for it now. [signed] Jn. McG[?] [xxxx]', with a pencilled explanatory note on verso 'Autograph letter which came into my possession with this book, about year 1914. G.E. Neate, Lilydale, Victoria, 13/5/1929'; on the recto of the first blank a silk ribbon is tipped in, with MS note to the page 'G.E. Neate Warrnambool, 27/6/1932. This ribbon found in book. (Military?)'; pp xvi, 100; water staining at corners of leaves, with foxing and browning throughout; a few leaves with the remnants of pressed flowers; the book is complete and, in spite of its poor condition, speaks to us as a romantic relic of the Crimean War. This unassuming Russian-French-German phrase book was souvenired in Sebastopol by a British officer following the entry of British and French forces into the city in September, 1855, at the end of the year-long siege - one of the most famous in military history. It was inscribed in situ and dedicated by its finder, Captain Norton of the 23rd (Royal Welch) Fusiliers, to a fellow officer, Captain Russell. The first edition of von Oldekop's phrase book appears to be quite a rarity in itself: no copies are located in OCLC or COPAC. A second edition by the same publisher was printed in 1838 (a single copy in OCLC, Thüringer Universitäts- und Landesbibliothek); the only edition in COPAC is a copy of the sixth edition, 1853 (University College, London).

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        [Proof impressions of illustrations for Alphonse Daudet's Fromont jeune et Risler aîné ]. [Paris, 1885]. Folio (35 x 29 cm). Proofs of 12 engraved plates in many different states, giving 73 prints in total, engraved by Jules Massard and Eugène Abot after Emilé Bayard (image size 10.7 x 7.3 cm; plate size 19 x 14 cm). Contemporary half goatskin morocco.

      An extensive collection of proof impressions of all 12 illustrations drawn by Émile Bayard (1837-1891) and engraved by Jules Massard (1848?-1891?) and Eugène Michel Joseph Abot (1836-1894) for the 1885 edition of Alphonse Daudet's Fromont jeune et Risler aîné. Moeurs parisiennes. This novel, first published in 1874 was a great critical and popular success, quickly making Daudet's name famous. As a result it went through many editions, some luxuriously illustrated. The definitive illustrations were published by Louis Conquet in Paris in 1885 in a limited edition (500 copies) of the novel with the present twelve masterly plates "gravées à l'eau-forte" after Bayard. The present set has 4 to 8 impressions of each plate, most or all in 4 or more states. All have the engraved signature of the artist in the image area, but only two have any further engraved text. The first proof of the first plate has "E. Abot aqua f d'après E. Bayard" and the last proof of the same plate has "Jules Massard. sc.", both in the plate below the image. The engraving is usually credited to Massard, but it would appear from this early proof that Abot began the work and Massard finished it. The last proof of the eleventh plate has the pencilled initials of the artist, "E. B." below the image, apparently in his own hand.One example of one print is on wove paper, mounted on the leaf of the book, but all others are printed directly on the leaves. Their laid paper is watermarked "MBM" for Morel, Bercious and Masure, who developed machines for the Canson paper mill to make this so-called "mould-made" paper for the artist Jean-Auguste-Dominique Ingres in 1883. In very good condition, one plate with extensive foxing and a few others with very minor foxing. The marbled-paper sides of the binding are rubbed.

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        MEMORIALS OF OXFORD (VOLUMES 1,2,3)

      Oxford: John Henry Parker. Good+. 1837. Hardcover. In three volumes. Illustrated with engravings by John Le Keux from drawings by F. Mackenzie. Paginated by sections within the volumes. Tissue protected full page illustrations. Volume #1: The College 1525, 1532, 1545; University College 872? - 1249? : Balliol College 1263, 1268: Merton College 1264; Exeter College 1314; Oriel College 1326; Queen's College 1340. Volume #2: Magdalene College 1456; Brasenose College 1509; Corpus Christi College 1516; Trinity College 1554; St. John's College 1557; Jesus College 1571; Wadham College 1613; Pembroke College 1624; Worcester College 1714. Volume #3: General History of the University and City; Oxford Castle; University Press; The Observatory; The Ashmolean Museum; Radcliffe Library; Botanic Garden; St. Peter's in the East; St. Mary's The Virgin; St. Michael's; All Saints; St. Martin's or Carfax; St. Peter's Le Bailey or in the West; St. Aldates; St. Ebbe's; St. Mary Magdalene; St. Giles's; Holywell; St. Clements; St. Thomas's; Iffgley. Brown cloth has slightly faded edges. Text tight, clean and intact. Stamped floral border. Spine and front cover decorated with gilt. Top edge gilt. Some cover wear, mainly to spine ends. Front corners lightly bumped and rubbed. Small cloth tears on outer hinges with covers fully attached. Light foxing of first two pages in each volume. England; Engravings; 4to 11" - 13" tall .

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        Recherches sur la probabilité des jugements en matière criminelle et en matière civile, précédées des règles générales du calcul des probabilités.

      Paris:: Bachelier, 1837.. 4to. [4], ix, [3], 415, [1] pp. Half title; light foxing within. Original quarter dark green gilt-stamped calf, marbled boards; extremities worn. Very good. PROVENANCE: SIGNATURE OF KARL PEARSON (1857-1936). KARL PEARSON'S COPY WITH HIS BOLD SIGNATURE. First edition of the work that presented Poisson's ‘Law of large numbers.' “He improved Laplace's work by relating it explicitly to Jacob Sernoulli's fundamental theorem and by showing that the invariance in the prior probabilities of mutually exclusive events is not a necessary condition for calculating the approximate probabilities. It is also from Poisson that we derive the study of a problem that Laplace had passed over, the case of great asymmetry between opposite events, such that the prior probability of either event is very small.” – DSB (p. 489). ¶ “Poisson's major work on probability was a book, Recherches sur la probabilité…, published in 1837. The book was in large part a treatise on probability theory after the manner of Laplace, with an emphasis on the behavior of means of large numbers of measurements. The latter portion (p. 318-415) dealt with the subject matter of the title. Some of this material was taken from memoirs Poisson published in the two preceding years. Only a charitable modern reading could identify a new concept in the work; yet the book contains the germ of the two things now most commonly associated with the Poisson's name. The first of these is the probability distribution now commonly called the Poisson distribution… In a section of the book concerned with the form of the binomial distribution for large numbers of trials, Poisson does in fact derive this distribution in its cumulative form, as a limit to the binomial distribution when the chance of a success is very small. The distribution appears on only one page in all of Poisson's work (see p. 206). Although it is given no special emphasis tis brief notice did catch the eye of Cournot, who republished it in 1843 with calculations demonstrating the effectiveness of the approximation (Cournot, 1843 …). The second most common appearance of Poisson's name in modern literature is in connection with a generalization of the Bernoulli law of large numbers.” – Stigler. ¶ “[This work is] significant for the author's participation in an important contemporary debate. The legitimacy of the application of the calculus to areas relating to the moral order, that is to say within the broad area of what is now called the humanistic sciences, was bitterly disputed beginning in 1820 in politically conservative circles... Poission was bold enough to take pen in hand to defend the universality of the probabilistic thesis and to demonstrate the conformability to the order of nature of the regularities that the calculus of probability, without recourse to hidden causes, reveals when things are subjected to a great number of observations.” –DSB (pp. 489). LAID WITHIN THIS VOLUME ARE FIVE PAGES (ON FOUR LEAVES) OF MATHEMATICAL NOTATIONS IN FRENCH, SUGGESTING AN OWNERSHIP (UNKNOWN) PRIOR TO PEARSON. Karl Pearson (1857-1936) “was a major player in the early development of statistics as a serious scientific discipline in its own right. He founded the Department of Applied Statistics (now the Department of Statistical Science) at University College London in 1911; it was the first university statistics department in the world. The present departments of Statistical Science and Computer Science, as well as the Genetics and Biometry group in Biology and the physical side of Anthropology are all part of his legacy to UCL.” A major proponent of eugenics, Pearson was also a protégé and biographer of Sir Francis Galton. ¶ REFERENCES: F. Fraunberger, within DSB, XV, Supple., I, pp. 480-491; Dodge, Yadolah, The Concise Encyclopedia of Statistics, (2008), p. 427; Stigler, The History of Statistics, pp. 182-3. See: Pearson, E.S., Karl Pearson: an appreciation of some aspects of his life and work. Cambridge University Press, (1938). [PLEASE CONTACT DIRECT FOR FURTHER INFORMATION].

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        Narrative of an Expedition to the East Coast of Greenland

      ondon- John W Parker, 1837 Book. Hardcover. A scarce first English edition of this work on Arctic exploration. Collated: Complete with folding map of Greenland. With 16 pages of publisher's advertisements to the rear. A detailed account of the expedition of Wilhelm August Graah, a Danish naval officer and explorer, to map the uninhabited eastern coast of Greenland in 1828-1830. Graah set out on the expedition with the purpose of searching for lost Eastern Norse Settlements,Icelandic colonies supposed to settled alongGreenland'sEastCoast. Graah's expedition reached as far as Dannebrog Islandsbut ultimately returned without having reached the inhabited areas. A scarce andfascinating account with the large folding map of theGreenland coasts in detail and in relationship to Iceland andCanada. With the bookplate of John Henry Evans, anearly 20th century Mormon educator and writer. Condition: In a cloth binding. Externally, sound with wear to the spine and splitting to the cloth at the joints. Fading to spine and boards. Personal bookplate of John Henry Evans to front pastedown and ink signature to front free-endpaper. Internally, generally firmly bound. Pages bright and generally clean with some light spots and marginal age toning in places. Slight cockling caused by binding to some pages. Offsetting from map to title page. Folding map is spotted with a few small closed tears at creases but otherwise bright and smart. Overall: GOOD.

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        (JUGE, Louis Th.) Histoire curieuse de la démission d'un grand chancelier de l'Ordre du Temple Grand-Comte ministre de l'Ordre, et vénérable doyen de la grande maison métropolitaine d'initiation...

      Paris, ex typis militiae templi, 1837, in 8°, de 2ff. 112pp., blasons et figures in t., - suivi de : (JUGE, Louis Th.). Lettre aux soi-disans membres du conseil général d'administration de l'Ordre du Temple, faisant suite à l'histoire curieuse de la démission d'un Grand-Chancelier de cet Ordre en 1836. Paris, imp. de l'Ordre du Temple, 1837, plaq. in 8°, de 39pp., - suivi de : Militia Templi. Ad Majorem Dei Gloriam. Rapport ministériel au Grand-Maître, signé Jules d'Helvétie, Ant. Mich. de Champagne et F. Alex. de Pensacola. Lutetiae Paris. ex typis militiae Templi 1833, plaq. de 8pp. - suivi de : [MORISON DE GREENFIELD (Dr. Ch.)]. Réflexions d'un ancien Templier. Paris, E. Duverger, 1836, plaq. in 8°, de14pp., soit 4 textes rares consacrés à l'Ordre du Temple reliés en 1 vol. demi-chagrin brun époque à coins, étiquette au premier plat "Charlesworth Masonic Library", qq. rousseurs (ex-libris gravé F.G. Irwin) Le Major F.G. Irwin (1828-1892) initié dans une loge de Gibraltar en 1857, dirigea le Collège de Bristol de la SRIA, membre des "Fratres Lucis" de Keneth MacKenzie, il sera aussi membre de la Golden Dawn. -1) Très rare édition originale. ¶ Fesch 790 - Dessubré 547 - Dorbon 6059: "Cet écrit de celui qui, dans l'Ordre, portait le nom de Louis-Théodore de Tulle est l'un des plus importants sur les dissensions intimes des néo-templiers et sur la lutte que la majorité eut à soutenir contre les prétentions du Grand-Maître, Fabré-Palaprat, qui voulait imposer le rite johannite et se faire reconnaître comme souverain pontife et patriarche". -2) Très rare lettre adressée au Conseil d'Administration de l'Ordre du Temple par le F.: Chev. L. Th. Juge, signant sous le nom de Commandeur Théodore de Tulle. Il y dénonce violemment les agissements mensongers du Grand-Maître démissionnaire Fabré-Palaprat. ¶ Manque à Dessubré et à Fesch. -3) Rare rapport fait au Grand-Maître Fabré-Palaprat, par Jules d'Helvétie, Ant. Mich. de Champagne et F. Alex. de Pensacola. ¶ Fesch p. 1130 (d'après le cat. du G.O.) - Manque à Dessubré -4) Très rare plaquette due au célèbre médecin et bibliophile écossais ayant surtout vécu à Paris et qui fut très actif dans les hautes sphères maçonniques et chevaleresques. Reçu 33e par le Comte de Grasse-Tilly, il fut le fondateur du Suprême Conseil d'Ecosse. Il forma avec l'aide du libraire Guillemot, quai des Grands Augustins, la collection la plus considérable en documents maçonniques. Décédé en 1849, sa veuve fit don de sa bibliothèque à la Grande Loge d'Ecosse. Membre des Néo-Templiers de Fabré-Palaprat, il fut Grand Prieur d'Arabie. Dans ce texte il démontre, preuves à l'appui, que l'Ordre avait toujours exigé de ses adeptes de professer la religion catholique, apostolique et romaine, et s'étonne de la nouvelle direction religieuse prise par l'Ordre du Temple, à savoir le remplacement de la religion catholique par la religion "johannite", invention du Grand-Maître Fabré-Palaprat en 1824. Il conclut en demandant : "Qu'est-ce donc que cette religion que l'on ne connaissait pas avant 1824, si nécessaire à professer en 1832, et que l'on regarde comme inutile en 1836 ? " ¶ Fesch col. 991 - Kloss 2387 - Manque à Dessubré.

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        Philosophy of Animal Magnetism: The

      Philadelphia: Printed and published by Merrihew & Gunn, 1837. "Mesmerism - Also Known as Animal Magnetism" [POE, Edgar Allan]. The Philosophy of Animal Magnetism: Together with the system of manipulating adopted to produce ecstacy and somnabulism - the effects and the rationale. By a Gentleman of Philadelphia. Philadelphia: Printed and published by Merrihew & Gunn, 1837. First edition. Small octavo (6 7/8 x 4 3/8 inches; 174 x 111 mm.). [1-5], 6-84, [4, blank] pp. Some light staining to a few pages. Publisher's buff boards printed in black. Early spine renewal in tan cloth. Some wear and rubbing to boards, overall an excellent example of this very scarce little book. Housed in alter quarter tan calf over cockerel boards clamshell case, spine ruled and lettered in gilt. "Authorship of the volume has been attributed to Poe, by Joseph Jackson of Philadelphia , who reprinted it with an essay, in a private edition, 1928." (Heartmann & Canny). "One of the popular offshoots of medicine in the late eighteenth century was mesmerism. A forerunner of modern hypnotism, this pseudo-science took its name from Frans Anton Mesmer, a Vienna-trained German doctor, who professed to heal his patients by a subtle fluid - animal magnetism. Mesmerism began as a respectable attempt to solve certain problems in medical science and came into disrepute when Mesmer's imitators made more extravagant claims for it than its founder ever sanctioned. Even though he was bitterly attacked by orthodox physicians, Mesmer attained great popularity on continental Europe, and many psychologists today think that he did a service in focusing attention on the mental element in healing bodily disease. Although mesmerism - also known as animal magnetism - was a live issue in France in the 1820s, it was not until the 1830s that it created much stir in the United States. According to one historian of the subject, "Animal magnetism was first brought to America in a more or less orthodox form by Du Commun, a pupil of Puységur, in 1829..." And in 1836, Charles Poyen, called "the most prominent mesmerizer practicing in the United States during the first half of the century,... a personal friend of Deleuze and Puységur, was lecturing in Maine and had appeared before the faculty of Brown University." (Carroll Dee Laverty). The The Philosophy of Animal Magnetism was attributed most convincingly to Edgar Allan Poe by Joseph Jackson, in 1928. The theory of Animal Magnetism became the basis of a treatment in Europe and the United States. It was popular in the nineteenth century, with a strong societal impact. From some of the practices of Animal Magnetism branched out Hypnotism, Spiritualism, New Thought, so-called "Magnetic Healing", and Parapsychological research. The book is thus of great cultural and historical significance as a seminal Supernatural work. "Animal magnetism" here is a form of mesmerism, not a psychic thing but more like electricity, an invisible but real force that can be used to manipulate the human mind and body for the good. This book was attributed to Edgar Allan Poe in a 1928 book by Joseph Jackson, for which Jackson has received considerable blowback. It is very scarce, only recorded by Heartmann & Canny. It is also an occult rarity, not known to Caillet. Heartmann & Canny, A Bibliography of First Printings of the Writings of Edgar Allan Poe, pp. 37-38.

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        FAUNA BOREALI-AMERICANA; OR THE ZOOLOGY OF THE NORTHERN PARTS OF BRITISH AMERICA: CONTAINING DESCRIPTIONS OF THE OBJECTS OF NATURAL HISTORY COLLECTED ON THE LATE NORTHERN LAND EXPEDITIONS, UNDER COMMAND OF CAPTAIN SIR JOHN FRANKLIN...BY... RICHARDSON...SURGEON AND NATURALIST TO THE EXPEDITIONS. ASSISTED BY WILLIAM SWAINSON...AND...WILLIAM KIRBY

      London (Vols. I-III), and Norwich & London (Vol. IV): John Murray (Vols. I-II), Richard Bentley (Vol. III), and Josiah Fletcher & Longman, Orme, Brown, Green & Longmans (Vol. IV), 1837. Four volumes. 110 plates (seventy-two handcolored) by C.M. Curtis after C. Wagstaff, and by Thomas Landseer, William Swainson, and Waterhouse Hawkins. Half titles. Quarto. Later three-quarter calf and marbled paper boards, spine gilt. Spines lightly faded, boards lightly rubbed. Light scattered foxing. Very good. A rare complete set of this important and influential work on Arctic and sub-Arctic natural history. It took eight years to produce and was issued by three different publishers in two cities, and is most difficult to find complete. The fine collection of plates is distributed as follows: Volume I contains twenty-eight uncolored etched plates (one folding) of quadrupeds by Thomas Landseer; Volume II includes fifty excellent handcolored lithographic plates of birds by William Swainson; Waterhouse Hawkins is responsible for all twenty-four plates in Volume III (two are handcolored copper engravings after Hawkins, the remaining twenty-two are lithographs by Hawkins, ten of these are handcolored, and three of the remaining uncolored plates have folding flaps); the final volume includes eight handcolored engravings of insects, all heightened with gum arabic and engraved by C. Wagstaff after C.M. Curtis. A complete set of the natural history of the Franklin expeditions to the Arctic, produced under the supervision of John Richardson, surgeon and naturalist with both Franklin expeditions. It is one of the earliest and most complete studies of the natural history of far North America and the Arctic. Over the course of the two expeditions (which lasted from 1819 to 1822 and 1825 to 1827) Richardson spent seven summers and five winters in the North. Each species is described in detail, including its habitat, physical characteristics, colors, etc. William Swainson's beautifully executed and colored bird plates are particularly noteworthy. The volume on fish is Richardson's own work, whilst he was assisted by Swainson and William Kirby on the volumes on quadrupeds and insects, and Swainson alone did most of the work on the ornithology. Richardson's "contributions to the natural history of the Arctic are particularly notable" (Wagner-Camp). "The influence which this work exerted cannot well be overstated...it was the chief source of inspiration of numberless writers upon the same subject..." - Elliott Coues. ANKER 493. WAGNER-CAMP 39. PEEL 91. TPL 1454. WOOD, p.536. NISSEN (ZBI) 3385. STREETER SALE 3700. SABIN 71026-71029. BM (NATURAL HISTORY), p.1698. ARCTIC BIBLIOGRAPHY 14491. FINE BIRD BOOKS, p.135.

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        Lexicon Arabico-Latinum praesertim ex Djeuharii Firuzabadiique et aliorum Arabum operibus adhibitis Golii quoque et aliorum libris confectum

      Halis Saxonum: C.A. Schwetschke et filium, 1837. First edition, 4to, 4 volumes in 2; slight scattered foxing, covers and extremities rubbed, slight chipping and rubbing of joints and spine, else a very good, sound copy in contemporary half green morocco gilt over black paper-covered boards. One of the earlier Arabic dictionaries compiled, this work was the magnum opus of Freytag (1788-1861), a distinguished scholar of Arabic, Persian and Turkish. Includes an index of the Latin words by "Henrico Ernesto Bindseilo." Starred in Zaunmuller, col. 13.

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        Journal de la Navigation Autour du Globe de la frégate La Thétis et de la corvette L'Espérance pendant les années 1824, 1825 et 1826.

      Paris: Arthus Bertrand, 1837. 3 volumes: 2 text volumes, 4to (11 4/8 x 9 inches); Atlas, folio (21 x 13 6/8 inches). Wood-engraved title vignettes and tail-pieces. Atlas: 56 plates, maps and plans, comprising 34 lithographed views and portraits after V. Adam, Sabatier and others from sketches by E.B. de la Touanne, printed by Bernard & Frey, 12 hand-colored engraved natural history plates after P. Bessa and J.-G. Pretre by Coutant, H. Legrand, Oudet, Dumenil and Massard, double-page hand-colored aquatint of various native vessels, folding engraved map, 2 double-page coastal profiles and 6 double-page engraved maps and charts, by A. Tardieu after E.B. de la Touanne (one or two pale marginal stains). Atlas volume in contemporary black morocco gilt, text volumes in matching half black morocco gilt. Provenance: Ink stamps of the Institution Ste Marie on title-pages of text volumes. First edition. Hyacinthe-Yves-Philippe-Potentien, baron de Bougainville was the son of the famous explorer Louis Antoine de Bougainville (1729-1811). This is the official record of his voyage around the world, the main purpose of which was to re-establish diplomatic ties with Cochin China (Indochina). However, Bougainville also visited Pondicherry, Manila, Macao, Surabaya, Sydney, Port Jackson, Valparaiso and Rio de Janeiro. The voyage also took him to the eastern coast of Australia, most imporatantly the area around Sydney. A tremendous amount of ornithological material was gathered here, resulting in "superb illustrations" (Wood) of the male and female Gang-gang, or red-crested parrot. From Sydney both the "Thetis" and "Esperance" sailed to Valpariso where La Touanne commenced his overland journey to rejoin the expedition at Rio. An account of this journey and R.-P. Lesson's account of the natural history form the majority of the second text volume. Borba de Moraes I:115; Ferguson 2236; "Fine Bird Books" p.79; Hill 162; Nissen ZBI 483; Sabin 6875; Whittell p.68; Wood p.251; Zimmer 83. .

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        Recherches sur la probabilité des jugements en matière criminelle et en matière civile, précédées des règles générales du calcul des probabilités.

      Paris: Bachelier, 1837. Paris:: Bachelier, 1837.. 4to. [4], ix, [3], 415, [1] pp. Half title; light foxing within. Original quarter dark green gilt-stamped calf, marbled boards; extremities worn. Very good. PROVENANCE: SIGNATURE OF KARL PEARSON (1857-1936). KARL PEARSON

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        A Gazetteer of Illinois, in Three Parts: Containing A General View of the State, A General View of Each County, and a Particular Description of Each Town, Settlement, Stream, Prarie, Bottom, Bluff, etc.; Alphabetically Arranged

      Philadelphia: Grigg & Elliot. 1837. Second edition, entirely revised, corrected, and enlarged. 12mo. Cloth with paper label on the front board. Contemporary bookplate indicating that the book was donated to a college by the Reverend Sherwood in 1841, later owner name, label remnant on the spine, else an attractive, very good or better copy. Inscribed by the author: "Rev. Adiel Sherwood with the respects of the Author. Sept. 1841." BAL P170. .

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        Proof impressions of illustrations for Alphonse Daudet's Fromont jeune et Risler aîné]. [Paris, 1885]. Folio (35 x 29 cm). Proofs of 12 engraved plates in many different states, giving 73 prints in total, engraved by Jules Massard and Eugène Abot after Emilé Bayard (image size 10.7 x 7.3 cm; plate size 19 x 14 cm). Contemporary half goatskin morocco.

      - An extensive collection of proof impressions of all 12 illustrations drawn by Émile Bayard (1837-1891) and engraved by Jules Massard (1848?-1891?) and Eugène Michel Joseph Abot (1836-1894) for the 1885 edition of Alphonse Daudet's Fromont jeune et Risler aîné. Moeurs parisiennes. This novel, first published in 1874 was a great critical and popular success, quickly making Daudet's name famous. As a result it went through many editions, some luxuriously illustrated. The definitive illustrations were published by Louis Conquet in Paris in 1885 in a limited edition (500 copies) of the novel with the present twelve masterly plates "gravées à l'eau-forte" after Bayard. The present set has 4 to 8 impressions of each plate, most or all in 4 or more states. All have the engraved signature of the artist in the image area, but only two have any further engraved text. The first proof of the first plate has "E. Abot aqua f d'après E. Bayard" and the last proof of the same plate has "Jules Massard. sc.", both in the plate below the image. The engraving is usually credited to Massard, but it would appear from this early proof that Abot began the work and Massard finished it. The last proof of the eleventh plate has the pencilled initials of the artist, "E. B." below the image, apparently in his own hand.One example of one print is on wove paper, mounted on the leaf of the book, but all others are printed directly on the leaves. Their laid paper is watermarked "MBM" for Morel, Bercious and Masure, who developed machines for the Canson paper mill to make this so-called "mould-made" paper for the artist Jean-Auguste-Dominique Ingres in 1883. In very good condition, one plate with extensive foxing and a few others with very minor foxing. The marbled-paper sides of the binding are rubbed. [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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

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

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        Journey of Discovery to Port Phillip, New South Wales, in 1824 and 1825... Second edition

      Sydney: James Tegg, printed by Henry Bull, 1837. The folding map is stained, has small areas of abrasion (mainly in the area of Bass Strait) and has been mounted on linen. The title-page is slightly stained and has a small area of repair around an old tear. Further and better restoration of both would be possible. The last leaf is also stained.. Octavo, with folding engraved map; in old (though not contemporary) half roan and pebble-grained cloth, spine lettered in gilt. First published edition, preceded only by the extremely rare, privately distributed, proof printing of 1831, now essentially unobtainable (the last copy sold, at the 2006 Davidson auction, fetched $932,000). The preliminary edition of this book, which was not issued with a map, was only ever printed as a proof, intended to be corrected by those interested parties so there was 'less liability to error in making the reprint'. This edition was the first generally available, though it is itself extremely uncommon. Although published by Tegg, the work was actually printed by Henry Bull. Tegg published the work in early August 1837 (the earliest advertisement we have traced dates from 4 August). The very fine map was done by Raphael Clint, who had taken over from J.G. Austin.Encouraged by Mitchell's recent explorations in south-eastern Australia, Bland decided to issue a public edition of his narrative of the Hume and Hovell expedition that had blazed the way for Mitchell and Sturt. This work records one of the most momentous expeditions ever undertaken. Hume's own account of the expedition was not published until 1855, with three increasingly expanded editions by 1874.The exploration carried out by Hume and Hovell was of extreme significance. Hume was a veteran explorer having begun his career with several short expeditions at the age of seventeen in 1814. In 1824 he undertook to lead a party overland to Spencer Gulf, but because of the expense involved he joined forces with William Hovell, a former sea captain. Having agreed to change their objective to Western Port, they left Hume's property near Appin ('the last which is occupied by the colonists') and after three months reached the coast at Corio Bay. This work describes that epic journey through unknown territory, during which both the Australian Alps and the Murray River were revealed. The book is an account of the journey in diary form, edited from Hovell's field book, and put into the third person. Provenance: Although this copy has the bookplate of William Bland, it is mounted onto a later endpaper and there is no other evidence for (or against, for that matter) his ownership of the book, which also has the twentieth-century bookplate of the Australian collector R.S. Fox.

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        Sachsens Kirchen-Galerie. Erster Band Inspectionen Dresden, Meissen und St. Afra (+ Anfang von Band 2 Freiberg)

      Hermann Schmidt, Dresden 1837 - VIII, 148 S., 2 Bl., S. 149-192. Mod. HLdr. Mit 95 (st. 94) ganzseitigen Lithographien. Vorliegender Band enthält die 1-48 komplett bis auf die fast immer fehlenden zwei Prämienblätter. Der Band 1 umfasst die Lieferungen 1-37 + eine Supplementlieferung. Der Band 2 (Die Inspection Freiberg als dritte Abteilung von Sachsens Kirchengalerie) schloss sich mit fortlaufender Paginierung und Lieferungsnummerierung an. Vom Band 2 sind hier die Lieferungen 38-48 (von 38-70) angebunden. An der Stelle des Prämienblattes von Dresden wurde die Litho der Frauenkirche aus Saxonia eingebunden. Neu gebunden in Halbleder mit Marmorpapier. Seiten teils leicht gebräunt oder leicht fleckig, S.69/70 am Rand stärker angeschmutzt, S.145-148 stark gebräunt und beschnitten mit leichtem Textverlust. Die Lithos zumeist fleckenfrei oder nur im Randbereich gering fleckig. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Twice-Told Tales

      American Stationers Co., John B. Russell, Boston 1837 - First edition. Publisher's circular device on title-page. [4, ads], [5]-334, [2], [16, catalogue] pp. 1 vols. 8vo. His Second Book. Hawthorne's second book, and although it was not the dismal failure that Fanshawe had been, it attracted hardly any notice when it was issued thus in 1837. Now, of course, it is one of the most famous collections of short fiction in American literature.Vincent Starrett said of the story "Mr. Higginbotham's Catastrophe": "it comes close to becoming a detective story in the purest sense" and Edgar Allan Poe said the story is "vividly original and managed most dexterously" (see Queen's Quorum, p. 10). BAL 7581; Clarke A2.1; Wilson 129. Provenance: Henry R. Cleveland (bookplate and pencil inscription on title, Burlington 1837); Agnes Neustadt (bookplate) Publisher's brown embossed cloth, title stamped in gilt to spine. Light wear and staining to covers, cloth split at rear joint, foxing throughout. In a custom blue morocco pull-of case, gilt, by Stikeman Publisher's circular device on title-page. [4, ads], [5]-334, [2], [16, catalogue] pp. 1 vols. 8vo [Attributes: First Edition]

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        Roxburghe Revels and other Relative Papers; Including Answers to the Attack on the Memory of the Late Jospeh Haslewood ? with Literary Productions

      Printed for Private Circulation, Edinburgh 1837 - First Edition, one of 50 copies. Title printed in red and black. ix, [i], 144 pp. 4to. The "Roxburghe Revels" of the title refers to a manuscript detailing the extra-bibliophilic activities (i.e. eating and drinking) and literary pretensions of the Roxburghe Club. The Revels were compiled by member Joseph Haslewood (1769-1833) and were purchased for £40 at the sale of his library by the bookseller Thorpe who gave the manuscript to the editors of the Athenaeum. A series of virulent articles followed, attacking Haselwood and the Club. In this volume, Maidment reprints excerpts from the Athenaeum articles, a biography of Haselwood, and Haselwood's writings on early London theaters. Dibdin's Observations on the Attack on the late Joseph Haslewood appears on pp. 77-84. Windle & Pippen B12 Bound in early "Roxburghe" roan back and red pebbled cloth boards. Light rubbing Title printed in red and black. ix, [i], 144 pp. 4to [Attributes: First Edition]

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        Mémoire sur une méthode générale pour la détermination des racines réelles des équations algébriques ou même transcendantes

      (1837) 1837 - ____ Edition originale. Ce rare mémoire a été publié à part, ce n'est pas un extrait des "Comptes-rendus de l'Académie des Sciences". Texte et collation identiques à l'exemplaire de la Bibliothèque de l'Ecole Normale Supérieure. "Pour trouver dans l'histoire des mathématiques, un bouleversement pareil à celui auquel est lié le nom de Cauchy, il faut remonter à l'introduction par Newton et Leibniz des notions de dérivées et d'intégrales." (René Taton). Légères rousseurs. *-------* First edition. This a rare "mémoire détaché", published like it is, and not an off-print. In-4. [282 x 224 mm] Collation : 32 pp. Demi-basane bleue, dos orné. (Reliure moderne.). [Attributes: First Edition]

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        Journey of Discovery to Port Phillip, New South Wales, in 1824 and 1825. Second edition

      James Tegg, printed by Henry Bull, Sydney 1837 - Octavo, with folding engraved map; in old (though not contemporary) half roan and pebble-grained cloth, spine lettered in gilt. First published edition, preceded only by the extremely rare, privately distributed, proof printing of 1831, now essentially unobtainable (the last copy sold, at the 2006 Davidson auction, fetched $932,000). The preliminary edition of this book, which was not issued with a map, was only ever printed as a proof, intended to be corrected by those interested parties so there was 'less liability to error in making the reprint'. This edition was the first generally available, though it is itself extremely uncommon. Although published by Tegg, the work was actually printed by Henry Bull. Tegg published the work in early August 1837 (the earliest advertisement we have traced dates from 4 August). The very fine map was done by Raphael Clint, who had taken over from J.G. Austin.Encouraged by Mitchell's recent explorations in south-eastern Australia, Bland decided to issue a public edition of his narrative of the Hume and Hovell expedition that had blazed the way for Mitchell and Sturt. This work records one of the most momentous expeditions ever undertaken. Hume's own account of the expedition was not published until 1855, with three increasingly expanded editions by 1874.The exploration carried out by Hume and Hovell was of extreme significance. Hume was a veteran explorer having begun his career with several short expeditions at the age of seventeen in 1814. In 1824 he undertook to lead a party overland to Spencer Gulf, but because of the expense involved he joined forces with William Hovell, a former sea captain. Having agreed to change their objective to Western Port, they left Hume's property near Appin ('the last which is occupied by the colonists') and after three months reached the coast at Corio Bay. This work describes that epic journey through unknown territory, during which both the Australian Alps and the Murray River were revealed. The book is an account of the journey in diary form, edited from Hovell's field book, and put into the third person. Provenance: Although this copy has the bookplate of William Bland, it is mounted onto a later endpaper and there is no other evidence for (or against, for that matter) his ownership of the book, which also has the twentieth-century bookplate of the Australian collector R.S. Fox. The folding map is stained, has small areas of abrasion (mainly in the area of Bass Strait) and has been mounted on linen. The title-page is slightly stained and has a small area of repair around an old tear. Further and better restoration of both would be possible. The last leaf is also stained. [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        John Quincy Adams Proclaims an Unbroken Union Free of Slavery to be the Legacy of the Declaration of Independence

      Newburyport 1837 - An Oration Delivered Before the Inhabitants of the Town of Newburyport, at Their Request, on the Sixty-First Anniversary of the Declaration of Independence, July 4th, 1837. Newburyport: Newburyport Herald Office by Morss and Brewster, 1837. Printed pamphlet, 68 pp., 12 (5.5 x 9.25 in.) First Edition, very fine, presentation copy, bound in later quarter leather but with the original blue wrappers, inscribed by the author to William Ellery Channing on the front wrapper: "Revd William E. Channing D.D from John Quincy Adams." "The inconsistency of the institution of domestic slavery with the principles of the Declaration of Independence, was seen and lamented by all the southern patriots of the Revolution; by no one deeper and more unalterable conviction, than by the author of the Declaration himself." Historical BackgroundAdams discusses the purposes of the Declaration of Independence, especially the establishment of a single new nation, rather than loosely confederated states. He traces the weaknesses of the Articles of Confederation, and the relative strength of the Constitution. He attacks nullification and states' rights, slavery and war, and he supports the principle of freedom of speech.In May 1828, during Adams' presidency, Congress had passed a tariff designed to protect American industry. It benefited the north, but the effect on the southern economy was devastating, and southerners labeled it the "Tariff of Abominations." In July 1832, President Andrew Jackson, who supported the tariff, signed a new tariff, which reduced some rates. However, South Carolina leaders, including Vice-President John C. Calhoun, argued that both tariffs were unconstitutional and vowed to nullify them. That November, a South Carolina convention declared the tariff to be null and void within South Carolina, and the state prepared to resist federal enforcement militarily. In March 1833, Congress passed both the Force Bill, authorizing the President to use military forces against South Carolina, and a new Compromise Tariff of 1833, which satisfied South Carolina. Although the crisis had passed, the doctrine of nullification remained controversial, as evidenced by this oration four years later.Excerpts "We have consulted the records of the past, and I have appealed to your consciousness of the present; and what is the sound, which they send forth to all the echoes of futurity, but Union;-Union as one People,-Union so as to be divided by no act whatever." "The inconsistency of the institution of domestic slavery with the principles of the Declaration of Independence, was seen and lamented by all the southern patriots of the Revolution; by no one deeper and more unalterable conviction, than by the author of the Declaration himself. No charge of insincerity or hypocrisy can be fairly laid to their charge. Never from their lips was heard one syllable of attempt to justify the institution of slavery.""I would repeat the question with which this discourse was introduced:-'Why are you assembled in this place'?-and one of you would answer me for all,-Because the Declaration of Independence, with the voice of an angel from heaven, 'put to his mouth the sounding alchemy,' and proclaimed universal emancipation upon earth!" "But of all the events tending to the blessed accomplishment of the prophesy so often repeated in the book of Isaiah, and re-proclaimed by the multitude of the heavenly host at the birth of the Saviour, there is not one that can claim, since the propagation of the Christian faith, a tenth, nay a hundredth part of the influence of the resolution, adopted on the second day of July, 1776, and promulgated to the world, in the Declaration of Independence, on the fourth of that month, of which this is the sixty-first anniversary.""say with me . . . that specific future improvement in the condition of man, which consists in the extirpation of slavery and war from the face of the earth."John Quincy Adams (1767. (See website for full description)

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        Correspondence and Documents of Francois Piccioni and his nephew Vincent Piccioni, of Pino and Bastia, Corsica and Saint Thomas, to Sebastian and Catherine Mattei, also of Pino, Corsica, 1835-1849

      18 letters, 33 manuscript pp., plus 7 documents, 12 manuscript pp., written in French, Italian, and Spanish, dated 1837-1849. Eight letters are written in French by Francois Piccioni and another eight letters are written in French by his nephew Vincent Piccioni. They both write separately to either Sebastian Mattei, or Catherine Mattei. The Piccionis and the Matteis, but they appear to be related as one letter indicates that they may be cousins. They are also both merchants. Eleven of the letters are addressed to the Matteis at Pino, Corsica. These sixteen letters are posted from either Saint Thomas, or from Bastia, Corsica. Most of Francois Piccioni's letters are addressed from the island of Saint Thomas, and most of Vincent Piccioni's letters are addressed from Bastia. These letters are written between the years 1842 to 1849. The letters and documents deal with business matters, detailing the Corsica - St. Thomas dealings of the Piccioni and Mattei families, and their connections to merchants elsewhere in the Caribbean and in South America. Two of the letters are not written by either Piccioni, but from others who wrote to Sebastian Mattei spelling his name as Matey and Mattey. One of these non Piccioni letters is written from Camana, Peru in 1838. This letter is written in Spanish. The other non Piccioni letter was written in 1837 and is also written in Spanish. These letters are addressed to Sebastian Mattei on Saint Thomas. The seven documents in the collection include two legal documents (4 pp.), one in English, being a power of attorney for Sebastian Mattei, and five financial accounts (8 pp.) for Sebastian Mattei with various merchants, including the Piccioni family. One of these financial accounts is in English, the others are in French and are dated between 1835-1842.Francois Piccioni (1762-1846) and Vincent Piccioni (1812-1897), of Pino and Bastia, Corsica and the island of St. Thomas After Santi Bartolomei Lange, the most prominent Corsican merchant to establish a permanent business in Saint Thomas, was François Piccioni (1762-1846) from Pino. He first arrived in Saint Thomas in 1813, probably from another place in the region, and took the burgher oath on 21 April 1815. Evidently well-funded from the start, he bought the property at Regjeringsgade 8 in 1818 from James Sargenton. Until his death Piccioni continued to invest in property in the lower part of the Savan sector Francois Piccioni appears to have been the son of Sebastian Piccioni, a companion in arms of Filippo Antonio Pasquale di Paoli (1725-1807). Paoli was a Corsican patriot and leader, the president of the Executive Council of the General Diet of the People of Corsica. Paoli designed and wrote the Constitution of the state of Corsica. Following the French conquest of Corsica in 1768, Paoli oversaw the Corsican resistance. Following the defeat of Corsican forces at the Battle of Ponte Novu he was forced into exile in Britain where he was a celebrated figure. He returned after the French Revolution which he was initially supportive of. He later broke with the revolutionaries and helped to create the Anglo-Corsican Kingdom which lasted between 1794 and 1796. After the island was re-occupied by France he again went into exile in Britain where he died in 1807. Piccioni maintained an extensive network of contacts in the region and functioned as a link to other Corsicans travelling in the area. He was engaged in a variety of business activities. He likely participated in the regional slave trade. He availed himself of both resident and travelling agents of Corsican descent. One such representative was Francisco María Tristani, who had lived in Puerto Rico since 1813 and owned a shop in Ponce since 1819, while also being a burgher of Saint Thomas since at least 1816. Tristani's successful business, which also included the importation of enslaved persons, enabled him to develop a sugar plantation in Barrio Capitanejo that in 1835 was valued at 100,000 pesos. His daughter Eudoxie became the matriarch of an extensive clan of Lucchettis and Blasinis. Francois Piccioni is known to be the uncle of Vincent Piccioni (1812-1897), a French politician. Vincent's parents were Jean Marie Piccioni (1757-1834) and Brigitte Blasini (1772-1827), wealthy Corsican proprietors. The Piccioni family was from Pino, Haute-Corse, on the island of Corsica, and was an ancient and important Catholic family with Genoese origins. Vincent Piccioni, Francois' nephew, was a lawyer in Bastia in 1840. He spent six years on the island of Saint-Thomas, at the head of a business house. This business house was in collaboration with his uncle Francois Piccioni. Francois Piccioni had previously been at Saint Thomas, and was joined by his nephew. However, upon Vincent's arrival in St. Thomas, Francois soon died; forcing Vincent to head up the business for the next six years. Vincent also held the post of vice-consul of France. Vincent returned to Corsica in 1852, where he was General Councilor of Corsica and Mayor of Bastia in 1854. He settled in Haute-Garonne in 1861 and became general councilor of the canton of Revel and deputy of the Haute-Garonne from 1863 to 1870. He sat in the majority supporting the Second Empire. Félix Ribeyre wrote about Vincent Piccioni in his bookBiographies of Deputies:"Family interests called him to the West Indies (the Danish islands of St. Thomas), where he served for some time and in a patriotic manner as vice-consul of France. Mr. Piccioni spent six years in this distant country, directing to Saint Thomas Island the richest French settlement in the colony, a settlement founded for half a century by his family..." In St. Thomas, Vincent Piccioni, and Francois before him, built their personal fortunes in trade and the arming of ships. Later in 1859 Vincent Piccioni financed the restoration of the Bluebeard Tower, as the "Journal des Débats" states in an article on the history of St. Thomas Island, published on June 30, 1906. Piccioni was the owner of the tower. For the trading ventures Francois employed two clerks, Jean Semidei from Centuri and Antoine Blasini from Pino. Both of them spent time in Puerto Rico on short and long assignments. Semidei had obtained domicile in Ponce in 1820, and in 1830 when he applied for naturalization he stated that for many years he had travelled to and fro, trading with friendly neighboring islands. Blasini, for his part, was engaged in trade with Guayanilla in 1841. By 1846 both men had settled in Saint Thomas as Piccioni's clerks. However, after the firm was reorganized following François Piccioni's death in that year they became independent shopkeepers (from 1850). The next few years proved difficult in their business and personal lives. However, the arrival in 1855 of a relative, François Blasini, evidently helped to stabilize their situation, so that they could purchase Regjeringsgade 8 in the following year, assemble their children with local women under one roof and go on with retail operations. François Blasini married Eudoxie Tristani, then a widow, and established himself in Ponce as a successful businessman and later a French vice consul. In addition to Ponce, François Piccioni traded with Guayama and Guayanilla, where several Corsican families were established. For example, the Piccioni firm, then headed by his nephew Vincent, imported from Guayama in 1848 one shipload valued at 12,021 pesos, three shipments from the same port in the following year worth 43,270 pesos, and three cargoes from Guayanilla valued at 31,688 pesos during the first eight months of 1850. As had become current practice, the shipments were forwarded directly to buyers in the United States and Europe, instead of passing through Saint Thomas. It was estimated in 1850 that about one-fourth of Puerto Rico's produce was purchased by Saint Thomas merchants, such as Piccioni, thus revealing their extensive involvement in Puerto Rico's export economy. Consumer goods were still distributed from the freeport, to the vexation of certain interest groups that promoted direct importation. Francois Piccioni never married and when he reached the age of 94, his nephew Vincent Piccioni arrived with this wife Ericie, to represent the uncle's interests. He gave the burgher oath on 11 June 1846. He had recently bought from his uncle Regieringsgade 8 and Princessegade 6 with all furnishings, free of mortgage. In his will, dated 2 Dec 1846, Francois freed his servile charge Cesar and named as executors his nephew Vincent and Jean Blasini, Antoine Blasini, Santa Dusbeterre and Dominici. His heirs were three nephews, Vincent, Sebastian and Antoine Piccioni. After Francois Piccioni died on 12 Dec 1846, Vincent, as his attorney, took over the business and proceeded to reorganize it over the next five years, certainly in response to the changing market conditions after the international crisis in 1847 and 1848. The retail operation was separated from the transit trade. Semidei and Blasini left the firm before 1850, and Piccioni brought out as a clerk a relative, Mathieu Lucchetti Piccioni, from Ajaccio, the son of his cousin Catherine. The creation and development of the firm founded by François Piccioni closely reflected the shifts in the international business climate and the importance of maintaining family connections to Corsica. By taking advantage of Saint Thomas' strategic location, at a time when freeport privileges and neutrality were crucial to a successful operation, he developed contacts with the islands that underwent economic transformation and already had Corsican pioneers established. He maintained a network of contacts with his relatives and countrymen. By not marrying he retained control over his business, so that his relative Lucchetti Piccioni could take over and give it a new direction. But, as mentioned, his employees Semidei and Blasini suffered from the transformation. As the reorganization of his uncle's business began, Vincent Piccioni purchased for himself on 25 September 1848 a building at Princessegade 29A, where he lived with his French wife Ericie; a maid from Berelle, her hometown; and Mathieu Lucchetti Piccioni, his relative, as his clerk. While continuing the commercial operations, he started to dispose of the properties, one after the other. Meanwhile, in the early fifties, two more family members had arrived to work in the business, Antoine Lucchetti Piccioni from Rogliani and his brother Sosthenes Lucchetti Piccioni, born in Toulon, France. A fourth brother, Eugene, also from Rogliani, arrived before 1860.While disposing of the urban properties Vincent invested the proceeds in a country estate named Fredriksberg, located on Taarnebjerg, a hill east of Charlotte Amalie. In a final transaction on 20 April 1856 he sold his residence at Princessegade 29A and returned to Corsica. The firm's offices were relocated to Fredriksberg, thereby completing the shift from retail and transit trade to forwarding and commission in response to new market conditions. It is not known whether their European offices were located in Corsica or elsewhere. The Lucchetti Piccioni brothers immigrated to Saint Thomas in a period of severe structural transformations in the international market. The history of their careers illustrates how these Corsican merchants maneuvered to salvage a great fortune created in the import-export trade by shifting to more flexible forwarding and commission businesses. The move to Fredriksberg, probably in 1857, took place during a commercial downturn following the boom of 1855-1856; several important Saint Thomas firms failed. The next fifteen years or so were crucial for the island's role in the region. International events in America and at home, as well as a disastrous hurricane and earthquake in 1867 and another storm in 1872, threatened the colony's commercial hegemony and hastened the structural transformation to direct forwarding between buyer and seller of tropical produce and manufactured goods. New cable connections made it unnecessary to even call at the port for market news and prices. But Saint Thomas retained its strategic importance, which led to an unsuccessful effort to sell it to the United States. The difficulties of the port of Saint Thomas showed clearly when the British Royal Mail Line abandoned it in 1871, at least for some years, and finally in 1885 when they moved headquarters to Barbados. However, both the French Compagnie Général Transatlantique and the German Hamburg-Amerika Line established offices in Saint Thomas, so that the latter firm, particularly, became influential in the island's business community. The French line eventually moved its headquarters to Martinique in 1887 but the Germans, lacking a colony of their own, stayed on. From 1870 the port thus functioned as a redistribution and coaling center from which smaller steamship lines connected to the regional destinations. In 1878 the Corsican element in the Saint Thomas society and business elite had been basically reduced to the descendants of the Bartolomei-Lange and Lucchetti families. Of the Lucchetti Piccioni brothers, Mathieu was in charge of the family's commission business, M. Lucchetti & Co.

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        Journey of Discovery to Port Phillip, New South Wales, in 1824 and 1825... Second edition.

      Sydney: James Tegg, printed by Henry Bull, 1837. Octavo, with folding engraved map; in old (though not contemporary) half roan and pebble-grained cloth, spine lettered in gilt. First published edition, preceded only by the extremely rare, privately distributed, proof printing of 1831, now essentially unobtainable (the last copy sold, at the 2006 Davidson auction, fetched $932,000). The preliminary edition of this book, which was not issued with a map, was only ever printed as a proof, intended to be corrected by those interested parties so there was 'less liability to error in making the reprint'. This edition was the first generally available, though it is itself extremely uncommon. Although published by Tegg, the work was actually printed by Henry Bull. Tegg published the work in early August 1837 (the earliest advertisement we have traced dates from 4 August). The very fine map was done by Raphael Clint, who had taken over from J.G. Austin.Encouraged by Mitchell's recent explorations in south-eastern Australia, Bland decided to issue a public edition of his narrative of the Hume and Hovell expedition that had blazed the way for Mitchell and Sturt. This work records one of the most momentous expeditions ever undertaken. Hume's own account of the expedition was not published until 1855, with three increasingly expanded editions by 1874.The exploration carried out by Hume and Hovell was of extreme significance. Hume was a veteran explorer having begun his career with several short expeditions at the age of seventeen in 1814. In 1824 he undertook to lead a party overland to Spencer Gulf, but because of the expense involved he joined forces with William Hovell, a former sea captain. Having agreed to change their objective to Western Port, they left Hume's property near Appin ('the last which is occupied by the colonists') and after three months reached the coast at Corio Bay. This work describes that epic journey through unknown territory, during which both the Australian Alps and the Murray River were revealed. The book is an account of the journey in diary form, edited from Hovell's field book, and put into the third person. Provenance: Although this copy has the bookplate of William Bland, it is mounted onto a later endpaper and there is no other evidence for (or against, for that matter) his ownership of the book, which also has the twentieth-century bookplate of the Australian collector R.S. Fox. The folding map is stained, has small areas of abrasion (mainly in the area of Bass Strait) and has been mounted on linen. The title-page is slightly stained and has a small area of repair around an old tear. Further and better restoration of both would be possible. The last leaf is also stained.

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        Die merkwürdigsten Ereignisse eines zwölfmonatigen Feldzuges

      unter Zumalacarregui in Navarra und den baskischen Provinzen. Aus dem Englischen mit einem Anhange von A. v. Treskow. 2 Theile in einem Band, Band 1 mit einem lithographischen Porträt Band 2 mit einer Faltkarte - EA., OHLdr. m. Lederrückenschild in Goldprägung, marmorierter Einband, Rotschnitt, XIV/248/Bll./272 S. Quedlinburg und Leipzig, Verlag von Gottfried Basse, 1837. Kleiner Fleck auf Einband, -ecken etwas bestoßen, Exlibris auf Vorsatz, dieser und wenige Seiten leicht fingerfleckig, Faltkarte etwas fleckig und Randläsur, insgesamt sehr gut erhalten.

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        Cento settimane di viaggi ossia amenità dei viaggi fatti in tutte le parti del mondo.

      Tipografia di S. Tommaso d'Aquino, 1837. Venti volumi legati in 10 di cm. 14,5, pp. 6.000 ca. complessive. Solida legatura coeva in mezza pelle, dorsi lisci con titoli e fregi in oro. Esemplare genuino, marginoso e ben conservato. Raccolta di interessanti relazioni di viaggi compiuti in tutte le parti del mondo: Il Monte Bianco, frammento di A. Dumas; Viaggio a Londra; Le Bermude ed il salto della balena; I prigionieri di Abd-el-Kader o cinque mesi di schiavitù tra gli arabi; Viaggio in Grecia ed a Smirne (di Michaud); Lettere su Costantinopoli (di Michaud); Viaggio in Francia e nella Svizzera occidentale; Avventure di un marinaio della guardia imperiale nella Russia e nella Lituania (e nella Spagna e nelle isole Baleari); Napoli e le Calabrie; Viaggio in Toscana (di G. Sacchi); Mehemet Ali e l'Egitto; Racconti marittimi di vario genere; Gli uomini ed i costumi agli Stati-Uniti d'America, ecc.

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        Manuscript on paper, titled on labels on upper cover "Kenmon ijinroku Gakutei" [trans.: "The Stories We Heard about Eccentrics by Gakutei"]. 31 folding leaves. 8vo (237 x 168 mm.), orig. wrappers (rather rubbed), new stitching

      [Japan: before 1837]. Yashima (ca. 1786-1868), was a Japanese artist and poet best known for his kyoka poetry and surimono works. He studied under both Totoya Hokkei and Hokusai. This is a substantial portion -one and a half volumes of five - of the working manuscript of his well-known Hyakka Kikoden [trans.: A Miscellany of Eccentrics] first published in 1837. The idea for one of the stories in this work - "Shima no Kanjuro" [trans.: "Kanjuro loves Stripes"] - was given to Yashima by Bakin Takizawa (or Bakin Kyokutei), one of the greatest writers of the late Edo period. The manuscript text is quite different from the printed edition; it also exhibits a number of authorial corrections, important deletions of large sections of text, and instructions to the block maker in red ink. Some worming touching the text. Very good condition.

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        The Philosophy of Animal Magnetism, Together With the System of Manipulation Adopted to Produce Ecstacy and Somnambulism - the Effects and the Rationale

      Merrihew & Gunn, Philadelphia, 1837. First Edition. Hardcover (Printed Boards). Fair Condition/No Dust Jacket. A GENTLEMAN OF PHILADELPHIA (Edgar Allan Poe?). The Philosophy of Animal Magnetism, Together With the System of Manipulation Adopted to Produce Ecstacy and Somnambulism - the Effects and the Rationale, Philadelphia: Merrihew & Gunn, 1837. 12mo, first edition, pp. 84, printed boards, ex-library with library bookplate on front pastedown, call numbers on copyright page. "Animal magnetism" here is a form of mesmerism, not a psychic thing but more like electricity, an invisible but real force that can be used to manipulate the human mind and body for the good. This book was attributed to Edgar Allan Poe in a 1928 book by Joseph Jackson, for which Jackson has received considerable blowback. It is scarce, unrecorded by any of Poe's major bibliographers or Worldcat. It is also an occult rarity, not known to Caillet. As for the Poe connection, I am agnostic. On the one hand, mesmerism was right in Poe's wheelhouse, and the pseudonym would have been typical of Poe. On the other, there really isn't any solid proof or testimony. Condition of this book: Internal staining and foxing, nothing offensive. Sticker ghosts and stains to boards. The binding is very weak, with the backstrip off, so repairs are probably necessary here -- buyer's choice. Size: 12mo. Text body is clean, and free from previous owner annotation, underlining and highlighting. Binding is tight, covers and spine fully intact. All edges clean, neat and free of foxing. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: Under 1 kilo. Category: Antiquarian & Rare; United States; 19th century; Magic, Paranormal & Occult. Pictures of this item not already displayed here available upon request. Inventory No: 53296. .

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        Grundsätze der rationellen Landwirthschaft.

      Berlin, G. Reimer, 1837. - Neue Auflage. 4 Bände. Ca. 21,5 x 13 cm. XVI S., 392 Seiten; X S., 304 Seiten; XII S., (2) S., 308 Seiten mit 13 teils mehrfach gefalteten Kupfertafeln; XVI S., 463 Seiten. Halblederbände der Zeit mit reicher Rückengoldprägung. Albrecht Daniel Thaer (1752-1828) gilt als einer der Begründer der Landwirtschaftswissenschaft, hier sein Hauptwerk. Aus dem Inhalt: Oekonomie; Feldersystem; Bestandtheile des Bodens; Bodenarten; Lehre von der Düngung; Produktion vegetabilischer Substanzen; Getreidearten; Senf; Gespinnstpflanzen; Seidenpflanze; Brennessel, Futtergewächsbau; Viehzucht; Käsebereitung; Bearbeitung und mechanische Verbesserung des Bodens. Bände 3 und 4 als durchschossene Exemplare gebunden mit zahlreichen handschriftlichen Eintragungen auf den dafür vorgesehenen Seiten. Einbände etwas berieben. Seiten teils stockfleckig. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Campagne de circumnavigation de la frégate l'Artémise, pendant les annéees 1837, 1838, 1839 et 1840, . Tome premier[-sixième]. Paris, Arthus Bertrand (printed by Firmin Didot frères and Charles Lahure, 1841-1854. 6 volumes. 8vo. With 2 large folding engraved maps (engraved by Ambroise Tardieu and S. Jacobs) and 31 steel-engraved views, those in vols. I-IV drawn by (François) Edmond Pâris (1806-1893), engraved by [Eugène?] Laplante, Joseph Durond and [G.?] Nyon jeune, and printed by Bougeard; those in vols. V-VI anonymous and printed by N. Rémond. With the maps coloured in outline or partly coloured, and with the routes indicated and coloured. Contemporary boards, covered with the publisher's original green printed paper.

      - Dunmore II, pp. 317-340; Forbes 1298; Hill 981; Howgego L13; Sabin 38983. First and only complete edition, containing about 2800 pages of official reports of one of the most important 19th-century circumnavigations of the globe, especially valuable for its information on Tahiti and Hawaii, and for its detailed view of the political manoeuvrings of the various colonial powers with each other and with the indigenous populations, both in the Pacific and elsewhere. The 31 stunning steel-engravings ("fine quality": Forbes) enrich the account greatly. Besides the well-known Pacific views (Hawaii, Tahiti, Tasmania, the Philippines, Vietnam) they include mosques at Karikal and Kolkotta in India and views of Oman, Mocha, Brazil, Peru, California and much more. Laplace also provides valuable information about trade on the coasts of the Arabian peninsula (including Muscat, al-Muka and Bandar-Abbas) and Iran. This was Laplace's second circumnavigation of the globe, sailing in the ship l'Artémise, beginning in 1837, five years after he returned from his voyage in La Favorite. The world map shows the routes of both voyages (the second map shows the Indian subcontinent and surroundings in more detail). With 19th-century (Danish?) Royal stamps. With the 4 plates in vol. VI browned and the text leaves in vol. IV somewhat foxed (plus an occasional quire in vol. V and the beginning of vol. VI), but otherwise in very good condition, only slightly trimmed at the foot and fore-edge and with nearly all bolts unopened, preserving many deckles. A very detailed account of one of the most important circumnavigations of the globe, with 31 stunning steel engravings.

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        Manuscript on paper, titled on labels on upper cover "Kenmon ijinroku Gakutei" [trans.: "The Stories We Heard about Eccentrics by Gakutei"]. 31 folding leaves. 8vo (237 x 168 mm.), orig. wrappers (rather rubbed), new stitching

      [Japan: before 1837]. Yashima (ca. 1786-1868), was a Japanese artist and poet best known for his kyoka poetry and surimono works. He studied under both Totoya Hokkei and Hokusai. This is a substantial portion -one and a half volumes of five - of the working manuscript of his well-known Hyakka Kikoden [trans.: A Miscellany of Eccentrics] first published in 1837. The idea for one of the stories in this work - "Shima no Kanjuro" [trans.: "Kanjuro loves Stripes"] - was given to Yashima by Bakin Takizawa (or Bakin Kyokutei), one of the greatest writers of the late Edo period. The manuscript text is quite different from the printed edition; it also exhibits a number of authorial corrections, important deletions of large sections of text, and instructions to the block maker in red ink. Some worming touching the text. Very good condition.

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        Letter from the Commandant of the Marine Corps to the Secretary of the Navy

      Washington, DC, 1837. Unbound. Very good. One-page personal letter (8" x 10") to the Secretary of the Navy, Mahlon Dickerson, signed by Archibald Henderson, the Commandant of the Marine Corps., at the Marine Barracks at 8th and I Street in Washington, DC The letter is in nice shape with only some light soiling; Henderson's handwriting is legible. Although he was not the first Commandant of the Marine Corps, Henderson was the most important. He held the position for 38 of his 53 years on active duty. He entered the Marine Corps in 1806 and served as Lieutenant aboard the USS Constitution during her famous victories in the War of 1812. As Commandant, he thwarted President Andrew Jackson's attempt in 1829 to remove the Marine Corps from under the control of the Navy and combine it with the Army. This letter, written eight years later, attempting to obtain a commission in the Marine Corps for the son of an important Captain in the Navy, reflects his continued concern "to draw closer the ties that unite the Corps to the Navy." The naval officer who asked Henderson to obtain a commission for his son was no doubt Captain Thomas Holdup Stevens, a hero of the Battle of Lake Erie during the War of 1812 and then the commander of the Washington Navy Yard located a scant three blocks from the Marine Barracks. At the time Steven's son, Thomas Holdup Stevens, Jr. had only recently begun attending the U. S. Naval Academy. Apparently Secretary Dickerson refused the request as Thomas, Jr. went to a distinguished career in the Navy, commanding several gunboats and iron-clad monitors during the Civil War. He retired as a Rear Admiral in 1881 after commanding the Pacific Squadron. Outside of correspondence held in federal archives, letters from "The Grand Old Man of the Marine Corps" are very scarce. As of 2017, OCLC shows not institutional holdings; no others are for sale in the trade, and there are only two auction records listed at the Rare Book Hub and Worthpoint.

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        THE RIGHT OF INSTRUCTION. THE VIRGINIA DOCTRINE CONSIDERED. BEING AN ANSWER TO THE LETTERS OF JUDGE JOSEPH HOPKINSON. ORIGINALLY PUBLISHED IN THE SOUTHERN LITERARY MESSENGER.

      Printed by James Alexander,, Charlottesville, Va.: 1837 - Disbound. Clean closed tear on title page expertly repaired on blank verso without loss, barely noticeable from the recto. 54, [2 blanks] pp. Light toning and mild foxing. Else Very Good. This scarce pamphlet addresses the power of a State Legislature to control the vote of its United States Senator. Brockenbrough supports the Virginia Doctrine, which deemed legislative instruction "an authoritative lawful command." The power to instruct was based on the Constitutional requirement that U.S. Senators be chosen by the State's legislature, rather than [as today] by the people. Brockenbrough argues that, once instructed, a Senator's "only option which we allow him is that of resigning or obeying." For, "wherever a Constitution rests the power to elect a Representative, there lies the power to instruct." Brockenbrough examines early Virginia and American history, particularly the conduct of Patrick Henry and John Marshall, in support of the Virginia Doctrine. Cohen 4906. Haynes 2159. OCLC 6478800 [8] as of March 2017.

      [Bookseller: David M. Lesser, ABAA]
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        Archives Curieuses de l'Histoire de France, depuis Louis XI jusqu'à Louis XVIII (Série 1 : 15 Tomes ; Série 2 : 12 Tomes Soit ensemble 27 Tomes - Complet) ou Collection de pièces rares et intéressantes telles que Chroniques, mémoires, Pamphlets, Lettres, Vies, Procès, Testamens, Exécutions, Sièges, Batailles, Massacres, Entrevues, Fêtes, Cérémonies funèbres, etc. etc.

      Beauvais, Delloye, Blanchet 1837 - Publiées d'après les textes conservés à la Bibliothèque Royale et Aux Archives du Royaume, Ouvrage destiné à servir de complément aux collections Guizot, Buchon, Petitot et Leber, 27 vol. in-8 br., couv. protégées sous papier cristal, Beauvais, Delloye, Blanchet, Paris, 1834-1837 (série 1), 1837-1840 (Série 2) Belle série parfaitement complète, conservée telle que parue sous ses couvertures d'origine et réunissant les 15 tomes de la première série aux 12 tomes de la seconde. Bon ensemble (qq. mouill. marginales en tranche sup. des premiers volumes, très bel état par ailleurs). Peu commun ainsi complet en bon état. Langue: Français [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

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        Manuscript on paper, titled on labels on upper cover "Kenmon ijinroku Gakutei" [trans.: "The Stories We Heard about Eccentrics by Gakutei"]. 31 folding leaves. 8vo (237 x 168 mm.), orig. wrappers (rather rubbed), new stitching

      - [Japan: before 1837]. Yashima (ca. 1786-1868), was a Japanese artist and poet best known for his kyoka poetry and surimono works. He studied under both Totoya Hokkei and Hokusai. This is a substantial portion -one and a half volumes of five - of the working manuscript of his well-known Hyakka Kikoden [trans.: A Miscellany of Eccentrics] first published in 1837. The idea for one of the stories in this work - "Shima no Kanjuro" [trans.: "Kanjuro loves Stripes"] - was given to Yashima by Bakin Takizawa (or Bakin Kyokutei), one of the greatest writers of the late Edo period. The manuscript text is quite different from the printed edition; it also exhibits a number of authorial corrections, important deletions of large sections of text, and instructions to the block maker in red ink. Some worming touching the text. Very good condition.

      [Bookseller: Jonathan A. Hill, Bookseller Inc.]
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