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        Coleccion de obras y documentos relativos a la historia antigua y moderna de las provincias del Rio de la Plata, ilustrados con notas y disertaciones.

      Buenos Aires, Imprenta del Estado, 1836-1837. - Coleccion de obras y documentos relativos a la historia antigua y moderna de las provincias del Rio de la Plata, ilustrados con notas y disertaciones. Buenos Aires, Imprenta del Estado, 1836-1837.6 volumes in folio. Quarter sheep, marbled boards. (Collation available on request). First edition of the most comprehensive collection of early travel accounts relating to the River Plate region, originally a Spanish Viceroyalty, and then including Upper Peru (modern Bolivia), the principal work of Pedro de Angelis (1784-1859), Neapolitan scholar, educator, and journalist, who came to Argentina in 1827 at the invitation of the liberal reforming President Bernardino Rivadavia. (He founded the Colegio Argentino and edited three influential journals: La Gaceta Mercantil, Archivo Americano & Espiritu de la Prensa del Mundo). Angelis was able to draw on original source material from his unique collection of books and manuscripts on the subject, unequalled at the time, and his impressive edition was printed under the auspices and at the expense of the Buenos Aires government. His staunch support of the dictatorship of General Rosas is reflected in the long dedication at the beginning of volume I. All sections are separate entities with their own title-pages. A general index with details of the 68 parts is contained at the end of the last volume. Volumes 5 & 6 with traces of waterstaining, occasional slight imperfections in margins, but generally a well preserved, complete set with the contemporary ownership signatures ‘Manuel A. de Aguirre’ and ‘Manuel Hermengildo de Aguirre’ on front fly leaves: a distinguished provenance, as the lawyer, economist and successful entrepreneur Aguirre (1763-1843), played a pivotal role in the post-independence development of Argentina. H served as Minister of Finance to first president, Bernardino Rivadavia, and later to the dictator Manuel de Rosas; as Chairman of the National Bank he concluded a controversial deal with Baring Brothers. This work was not seen by either Palau (12491: ‘Coleccion preciosa’) or Sabin (1537: ‘most important collection’) judging by their faulty and defective entries. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Hünersdorff Rare Books ABA ILAB]
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        Auflösung des wichtigen Problems, die Percussions-Schlösser auch in der Armee einzuführen

      Vienna, Gerold 1837 - Auflösung des wichtigen Problems, die Percussions-Schlösser auch in der Armee einzuführen. Vienna: Carl Gerold, 1837. 8vo. [24] p. + 1 partially hand-coloured lithographed folding plate with 7 illustrations by C. Paulizza, dated 1837. Original green publisher’s boards, edges gilt; lightly rubbed in places. A memoir by the director of the Imperial handgun factory at Vienna explaining various technical problems with percussion locks which had to be solved before they could be adopted by the Austrian army. General von Beroaldo Bianchini (1779-1854) , inventor and designer, made numerous improvements in gunnery, and wrote a standard service manual on the subject for the Austrian army published in 1829. A fresh copy with author’s presentation to G. Fontana with his autograph inscription ‘G. Fontana Dono del Generale Beroaldo’ in top margin of inside front cover. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

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        Reglements und Instructionen für die Churfürstlich-brandenburgischen Truppen zur Zeit der Regierung Friedrichs des Dritten (Ersten) als Churfürst und als König

      Mit Beilagen aus der Zeit seines Vorfahren und seines Nachfolgers, Berlin, Verlag Carl Heymann, 1837, Halbledereinband der Zeit, 96 + 90 Seiten, 334 Gruppen-Stellungen und 225 Figuren in Steindruck, Einband berieben, Zustand 2- (OG3A) (OG3A)

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        A residence in Greece and Turkey : with notes of the journey through Bulgaria, Servia, Hungary, and the Balkan.

      Whittaker & Co. 1837 - 2 volume set. Bound in publisher's red cloth. Spines sunned. Solid bindings. xii, [2], 395, [1]; viii, [2], 412 pages : 12 Tinted lithographic engravings. Scattered foxing, mostly to end pages. Atabey 575; Blackmer 808; Weber 1:253. This is an oversized or heavy book, that requires additional postage for international delivery outside the US. [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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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.

      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. Français

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        The Elements of Political Economy. New York

      Leavitt, Lord & Company 1837 - First Edition. 8vo, xv, [i], 472pp, original publisher's embossed cloth. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        JOURNALS OF TWO EXPEDITIONS OF DISCOVERY IN NORTH-WEST AND WESTERN AUSTRALIA during the years 1837, 38, and 39. Describing many newly discovered, important, and fertile districts

      London, T. and W. Boone, 1841, 1837. with observations on the moral and physical condition of the aboriginal inhabitants, &c., &c. FIRST EDITION 1841, 2 volumes, complete set, 8vo, approximately 225 x 140 mm, 9 x 5½ inches, 22 engraved plates (6 are hand-coloured, 5 depicting Aboriginal cave drawings, the 6th as the frontispiece to Volume II shows a native warrior), two large folding maps in pocket inside upper cover of Volume II, numerous illustrations in the text, pages: (2 - adverts), xiv, 1-412, 16 - adverts; 4 - adverts, vii, (1), 1-482, bound in the original publisher's blindstamped cloth, rebacked with original backstrip laid on, gilt title and gilt vignettes of Australian fauna at tail, small amateur repairs to head of spines, new cloth just showing at tail of spine and on lower hinges, original pale yellow endpapers retained. Cloth bindings faded, one or two ink spots and water spots to covers, tiny bump to 1 top corner of Volume II, slight foxing to margins of some plates, small pale damp stain to lower margin of 1 plate, very occasional small light brown mark to margins, rear endpaper in volume 1, replaced with old one in matching colour, inner paper hinges cracked, 2 sections have inner margins neatly strenghened with bookbinder's cloth, nowhere near text, otherwise a very good set. Volume II has appendices on mammals, reptiles, amphibians by John Edward Gray; on birds by John Gould; and on insects by Adam White. " Grey's expeditions were the first to examine the previously ignored north-west interior of the continent, and he discovered much useful territory. The inland explorations of Grey and Lushington, complemented by the associated coastal explorations of Wickham and Stokes in the Beagle, were a major advance in the discovery of the Australian continent" See Jonathan Wantrup, Australian Rare Books, 1788-1900, page 383, No.131. Ferguson, Bibliography of Australia, 3228. MORE IMAGES ATTACHED TO THIS LISTING, ALL ZOOMABLE, FURTHER IMAGES ON REQUEST. POSTAGE AT COST.

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        STRAFFORD: AN HISTORICAL TRAGEDY

      London: : Rees, Orme, Brown, Green & Rees, Orme, Brown, Green & Longhorn, 1837.. Good with no dust jacket. 1837. First Edition. Paperback. 131, [1], 4 pages; 8vo, orig drab wrapper, front wrapper paper label; some edge wear, portions of spine worn away. Internally generally crisp & clean. Untrimmed. In custom fall-down green morocco box, cover hinge starting. An interesting box as the foredge is a fall down piece to allow grasping the book without damage. Browning's 3rd book, 1st stage play. Wise 3. 8.75 x 5.5", box is 9.6 x 5.5". Solid binding, text block tight. ; 0 .

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        Les Voleurs, Physiologie de leurs moeurs et de leur langage. Ouvrage qui dévoile les ruses de tous les fripons, et destiné à devenir le Vade Mecum de tous les honnêtes gens. Par E. F. Vidocq, ex-chef de la Police de Sureté. Tome premier (et tome second).

      Paris, chez l' auteur. 1837 - Deux vol. in- 8 ; LXVIII- 299 pp. ; (4)- 397 pp. ; reliés plein papier bradel ardoise, dos ornés, 4 plats de couv. conservés, (rel. moderne). Un portrait de l' auteur en tête de chacun des 2 vol., (Devéria), signés par Vidocq d' une encre différente. Fac-similé d' un "Congé de Forçat", in- texte, tome II, pp. 143/44. Ed. originale, Yve- Plessis (Argot)- 133. Tome I : longue préface sur la poésie argotique et Dictionnaire argot- français ; tome II : suite du dictionnaire (pp. 1 à 209), "Considérations sur les prisons, les bagnes et la peine de mort", (pp. 211 à 261), Dictionnaire français- argot, (pp. 263 à 339), &c. Rares et discrètes rousseurs, très bon ex., non rogné, avec ses couvertures et 2 portraits en place d' un seul. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Leabhraichean an T-Seann Tiomnaidh, Air an Tarruing O 'N Cheud Chanain Chum Gaelic Albannaich

      Edinburgh: The Edinburgh Bible Society, 1837. From the Quarto Edition of the Society in Scotland for Propagating Christian Knowledge. Original hand-tooled leather to boards, with spine re-bound to match; gilt lettering to spine with 5 raised bands. Sone wear to the outer edges of the boards with blackening. Outer page edges soiled. With presentation inscription to the front endpage and penciled notes to recto rear endpage and rear pastedown.. Full-Leather. Very Good/No Jacket. 12mo - over 6¾" - 7¾" tall.

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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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        in French, printed with manuscript additions,

      1837 - issued by the Master of Requests, Director and President of the Administration of Indirect Taxes, in favour of Dame Marie-Anne Baland, née Charpentier, widow, of the commune of Saint-Satur, hamlet of Saint-Thibault, canton of Sancerre, stating that she is to present herself at Bourges to the local Director who will install her in her functions and take her oath as required by law, whereupon she will conform to the orders and instructions given her, on pain of deprivation. In return, the Master of Requests requires all in the name of the King, (Louis Philippe I), to give her all necessary help and protection. With marginal notes recording that she has paid 1 franc 50 centimes stamp duty at Sancerre and that she has taken the oath of fidelity to the King and of obedience to the laws, which are summarized on the verso, 2 sides 14½" x 9¼", Bourges, Cher, 14th April a few small defects in blank margins Dame Baland's obligations include managing her outlet herself, recording the number of seals on the parcels she collects from the depot, returning the seals and wrappers when they are sold, never to mix types of tobacco but to keep them clearly labelled in separate jars, to have her scales authorized, and to help in arresting any unlicensed or fraudulent dealers along with their horses and vehicles. Not watering the tobacco has a special mention. [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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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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        The Dispatches Of Field-Marshal The Duke Of Wellington, During His Various Campaigns in India, Denmark, Portugal, Spain, The Low Countries, And France, From 1809 To 1818. A splendid set with General Orders & Index.

      John Murray, London 1837 - A New Edition.Thirteen volumes octavo with the Index in Volume 12 and including the rather elusive General Orders 1809-1818 published in 1837. The set is splendidly bound in light tan calf and although not signed it looks like the work of Bedford of London. Our set of Napier has several of the same gilt tools and that is signed by Bedford. There is a little rubbing and one or two boards are slightly mottled and some blank leaves are a bit foxed; the top corner of Volume 5 is scuffed - an outstanding set with the bookplate of Sir Henry Hope Edwardes - who also owned our set of Napier. His library was sold in 1901 over a period of three days. Extra postal rate will apply. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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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.

      [Bookseller: MW Books Ltd.]
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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]

      [Bookseller: James Cummins Bookseller, ABAA]
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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]

      [Bookseller: James Cummins Bookseller, ABAA]
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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]

      [Bookseller: Hugues de Latude]
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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]

      [Bookseller: Hordern House Rare Books]
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