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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.

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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.

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        Mémoire sur la résolution générale des équations d'un degré quelconque.

      1837). ____ Première édition. 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 boulversement 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 x224 mm] Collation : 44 pp. Demi-basane bleue, dos orné. (Reliure moderne.).

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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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        Gesamtansicht, "Niederfell (Moselle)".

      - Lithographie m. Tonplatte v. Francais n. Baron de Bar, 1837, 25,7 x 34,7 Die Ansicht irrt. als Niederfell bezeichnet. Blick auf die Burg zu Gondorf, dem Stammschloß der Fürsten v. d. Leyen, durch das seit 1876 die Bahnlinie geht. - Gedruckt wurde die Ansicht bei Lemercier in Paris.

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        Posthumous Papers of the Pickwick Club 1

      CHAPMAN and HALL (ENGLAND), 1837. Acceptable. 1837. First Edition. 306 pages. Blue leather boards with gilting and marbled page edges. Vol. I only. Note 4 stripes on chair of frontispiece and sign above inn on publishing page says 'Weller' (Later Veller). Pages are lightly tanned and thumbed at the edges, with some small tears and foxing. Outside edge of illustrations are tanned, With some light internal hinge cracking. Boards are moderately rub worn, with some noticeable shelf wear to spine, edges and corners, corners are bumped. Some chipping to spine tile and spine ends. Ends of spine hinges are cracked. Some small paint and ink spots to boards, with some light scratches and marks. Top of spine head band is missing,.

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        Memorials of Oxford

      London - John Henry Parker 1837 - The complete three volumes of James Ingram's Memorials of Oxford. An historical work on the University of Oxford, and Oxford itself. Illustrated throughout with hundreds of vignettes and plates. Thirty-Two plates to volume I, Seventeen plates to volume II and thirty four plates to volume III. Collated, complete. James Ingram was an English academic at the University of Oxford. He was once the Rawlinsonian Professor of Anglo-Saxon and the President of Trinity College. Condition: In half calf bindings with marbled boards. Preservedin glassine wraps. Externally,rubbingto the spine, joints and extremities. Tiny lossesto the spine labels ofall volumes. Front joint to volume II is tender with cords showing with the hinge slightly strained but firm. Rear joint is starting but firm with the hinge slightly strained but firm. Front joint to volume III is starting butfirm with the hinge slightly strained but firm. Front hinge and joint to volume I has failed with the board detached. Prior owner's inscription to the recto of front endpaper to volume I. Internally, all volumes are firmly bound. Pages are slightly age toned with tidemarks to plates of volume I at the top edge. Scattered spotting throughout all volumes, heavier to plates. Overall: GOOD. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Etwas über die Natur Wunder in Nord-America.St. Petersburg, N. Gretsch, 1837-1840. 2 volumes. 8vo. With 7 lithographed plates (including 1 double-page), 2 lithographed plans and one lithographed double-page map. The first volume in contemporary blue paper wrappers (only the front remaining); the second volume in contemporary richly gold-tooled dark green morocco. Preserved in modern green cloth slipcase and two chemises (J. Desmonts, Norwalk, Conn.).

      Howes C-854; Sabin 17381. First and only edition of a beautifully illustrated work on the natural wonders of North America by Charles Cramer, who was the Vice-Consul of Russia in New York. Both volumes were printed in St. Petersburg, where Cramer was a member of the "Russisch-Kaiserlichen Mineralogischen Gesellschaft". The first volume describes the notable caves, holes and caverns in North America, also including Canada, Mexico and Cuba, with an illustration of the Niagara falls and the natural bridge and tunnel in Virginia, a plan of the "Weyer's Höhle" in Virginia, and a plan and illustration of the mammoth cave in Kentucky. The second volume deals with springs, fountains, waterfalls and cataracts. Also included is a double-page map of the eastern half of America. The two volumes are rarely found together: many libraries hold only one of the two volumes. With owner's inscription and library stamp. Paper wrapper and frontispiece detached from blookblock, and some minor foxing. Endpapers of the second volume are soiled, and also some minor foxing thoughout. Overall a very good set.

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        Belehrungen und Erbauungen in religiösen Vorträgen zunächst für Israeliten. Gehalten theils in Breslau, theils in Berlin. Zweiter Jahrgang. Erster Band. Materialien für tiefere Einblicke in das alte Testament und die rabbinischen Schriften für Theologen und Israeliten. Dritter Band.

      Carl Heymann, Berlin 1837 - [1], 208 pages. Salomon Plessner, a "German preacher and Bible commentator; born at Breslau April 23, 1797; died at Posen Aug. 28, 1883. Having lost his father when very young, Plessner had to support his mother and himself. He engaged in business, but found time to study Hebrew, rabbinics, and German, under Wessely's influence. At the age of seventeen Plessner began to study Wessely's Hebrew translation of the Apocrypha, resolving to continue the translation himself. He indeed published at Breslau in 1819 his Hebrew translation of the Apocryphal additions to the Book of Esther, under the title "Hosafah li-Megillat Ester, " with a literary-historical introduction. At the same time he became known as an eloquent preacher. Many of his sermons were published, among them his funeral oration on the death of Abraham Tiktin, bearing the Hebrew title "Zeker Addi Li-Berakah" (Breslau, 1821) . In 1830 Plessner removed to Berlin, where for a short time he was a teacher in the normal school. Although possessing all the knowledge necessary for an Orthodox rabbi, he persistently declined rabbinical office, preferring freedom of speech. He earned a livelihood by preaching every other Saturday in the Berlin bet ha-midrash, continuing at the same time his study of the Apocrypha. In 1832 his "Nozelim Min Lebanon" was published in Berlin. This work consisted of a Hebrew translation of a part of the Apocrypha, with an appendix, entitled "Duda'im, " containing exegetical notes, verses in Hebrew and German, and sermons. The following year he was invited to dedicate the new synagogue at Bromberg, for which occasion he composed poems in Hebrew and in German, which were published under the title "Shirim la-? Anukkat Bet ha-Tefillah" (Berlin, 1834) . In his sermons Plessner adopted the expressions of the most eminent Christian preachers, interspersing his sentences with verses of Schiller and Goethe, and rejecting the derashic or homiletic interpretation of the Bible. In 1834 he began to publish his sermons in yearly volumes under the general title "Belehrungen und Erbauungen" (2d ed. Berlin, 1840, under the title "Religiöse Vorträge") . In 1838 Plessner published his "Dat Mosheh wi-Yehudit, " a catechism in twelve parts, preceded by an introduction, on the nature and history of Jewish religious instruction. His oratorical talent is particularly exhibited in his "Mi Ra'e Odesh" (Berlin, 1841) , a collection of holy-day sermons for the years 1835 to 1839." (1906 Jewish Encyclopedia)

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        Eigenh. Brief mit U. ("v. Haza").

      O. O., 28. IV. 1837. - 1 S. auf Doppelblatt. 8vo. Mit eh. Adresse (Faltbrief) und Siegelmarke. Beiliegend eine eh. Visitenkarte. An Ottilie von Goethe, nach deren Gesundheit sie sich erkundigt: "Darf ich Sie bitten [.] mir nur mündlich sagen zu lassen [.] ob Sie mich morgen Abend brauchen können, falls nicht unabwendbare Staatseinladungen mich zwingen anders über meinen Tag zu disponiren, was, wie Sie wissen, bey einem kurzen Aufenthalt zuweilen nicht zu vermeiden ist [.]". - Beiliegend eine eh. Visitenkarte "Mlle de Haza / p[our] p[rendre] c[ongé]".

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        Railway Practice. A Collection of Working Plans and Practical Details of Construction in the Public of the Most Celebrated Enginieers

      Williams, London, 1837. XXXII, 108 S. mit 77 meist gefalteten oder doppelblattgroßen lithographierten Tafeln, Halbleinen-Einband der Zeit, quart, (Rücken erneuert/Tafeln stock- und braunfleckig/ohne das doppelblattgroße Frontispiz) - Haskell 764 Ottley 2554 / Ausgabe mit den unkolorierten Tafeln / Erste in sich vollständige Folge von Tafeln, vornehmlich zur Konstruktion der London & Birmingham Railway, auch mit einigen Darstellungen zur Great Western, London & Selby, Grand Junction und Slamannan Railways sowie Lancaster Canal / Die letzten 12 Tafeln mit Brees Entwürfen von Brücken, Toren und Unterführungen im ägyptischen, gotischen und klassizistischen Stil, die in späteren Ausgaben entfielen -

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        \"Vue de la ville de Mannheim et de ses environs\". Gesamtansicht von der Ludwigshafener Seite aus, vorne Schiffe am Kai beim Laden.

       Altgouachierte Aquatinta von Salathé nach E. Federle bei Bleuler, um 1837, 19 x 28,5 cm. Schefold 30173. - Aus der bei Louis Bleuler herausgegebenen Folge \"Les bords du Rhin\", Nr. 48. - Breitrandig und in herrlichem Kolorit! Versand D: 6,00 EUR Baden-Württemberg

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        The Holy Bible: Containing the Old Testament and the New. Newly Translated out of the Originall Tongues: and with the former Translations Diligently compared and revised: By his Majesties Speciall Commandement. Appointed to be read in Churches.

      Printed at London by Robert Barker, Printer to the Kings Most Excellente Majestie: And by the Assignes of John Bill., London 1837 - , A-kkk8 continuous register includes The New Testament of our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ. Newly Translated out of the Originall Greeke: and with the former Translations diligently compared and revised: By his Majesties Speciall Commandement. Appointed to be read in Churches. In Roman type with two columns, a variety of 1637 bible mentioned in Herbert 516/517 but without genealogy or map. Illustrated title page for Old and New Testament, both dated with Cum Priuiledgio at foot, contains Apocrypha. , surface layer worn from spine, edges and corners worn, front board missing, some trimming to head words, trimming to marginals X4-Y5, Ff3-Ff7, Gg3-Gg4, and Ggg3-Kkk7, foxing to pages, early rebind using original boards and spine, fair condition , full calf, blindstamped border and decoration, five raised bands to spine, black title label with gilt lettering, marbled endpapers , octavo, 17 cm x 11 cm Hardback ISBN: [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Moris Giuseppe G.: Flora sardoa seu historia plantarum in Sardinia et adjacentibus insulis (1837-59).,Sala Bolognese,Arnaldo Forni Editore

      Sala Bolognese Arnaldo Forni Editore, 1837. Sala Bolognese; 4 voll., br., pp. 1750, ill. (Bibliotheca botanica). italiano 88-271-180 Bibliotheca Botanica. 0009

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        Posthumous Papers of the Pickwick Club 1

      CHAPMAN and HALL (ENGLAND) 1837 - 1837. First Edition. 306 pages. Blue leather boards with gilting and marbled page edges. Vol. I only. Note 4 stripes on chair of frontispiece and sign above inn on publishing page says 'Weller' (Later Veller). Pages are lightly tanned and thumbed at the edges, with some small tears and foxing. Outside edge of illustrations are tanned, With some light internal hinge cracking. Boards are moderately rub worn, with some noticeable shelf wear to spine, edges and corners, corners are bumped. Some chipping to spine tile and spine ends. Ends of spine hinges are cracked. Some small paint and ink spots to boards, with some light scratches and marks. Top of spine head band is missing,. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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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. 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 Sprache: Deutsch Gewicht in Gramm: 2000 [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Visit to the Great Oasis of the Libyan Desert; with an account, ancient and modern, of the Oasis of Amun, and the other Oases now under the dominion of the Pasha of Egypt

      First edition. Longman et al. London. 1837. 8vo. 300, [297-299], bl. 301-338pp. [341pp: complete as published]. Lithographic frontispiece and 19 further plates from Hoskins own drawings, 3 of them folding, folding map at rear. Recent half calf, marbled boards. Raised banding to spine, gilt rules and lettering. New endpapers. Occasional spotting/foxing. Short closed marginal tear to edge of frontis. Erased stamp to top corner of title page. Initials to verso of frontis. (Half title not called for) Blackmer 833George Alexander Hoskins (1802-1863) traveller, antiquary and artist. Secretary and Treasurer of the While Nile Association in 1839.

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        The Naval History Of Great Britain, From The Declaration Of War By France In 1793, To The Accession Of George IV. By William James. A New Edition... An Account Of The Burmese War And The Battle of Navarino By Captain Chamier, R.N.

      London : Richard Bentley, 8, New Burlington Street, Publisher in Ordinary to His Majesty 1837 0. Scarce 7 volume set. A very good set in matching full leather bindings. 8.75" x 5.50" x 1.25". Polished navy-blue calf covered boards. Edges lightly rubbed. Corners bumped and carefully strengthened. Spines with 5 raised bands and gilt titles and volume numbers (both a little rubbed). Original plain endpapers, slightly soiled. Armorial bookplate to the verso of each front board: William Pearson Crozier. Each volume with a printed title-page. Illustrated with 24 engraved portraits, numerous [diagrams within the text, and 28 tables (folding), contained in a separate volume. All engravings with light foxing and staining. Pagination: Vol. I. 1488-1796 pp.32/pp.404 ; Vol. II. 1796-1799 pp.8/pp.396; Vol. III. 1800-1805 pp.8/pp.376; Vol. IV. 1805-1807 ; Vol. V. 1808-1811 pp.8/pp.404; Vol. VI. 1811-1827 pp.8/pp.567/[1p. - Errata] ; Abstracts (Vol. VII.): - 28 folding tables . ** "William Pearson Crozier - CROZIER. (Lieut., 1837. f-p., 24; h-p., 0.) William Pearson Crozier is a younger brother of Capt. Rich. Crozier, R.N. This officer entered the Navy, in Dec. 1823, on board the Lively 46, Capt. Wm. Elliott, of which frigate his brother was at the time a Lieutenant. He passed his examination in 1830; obtained his commission 1 Sept. 1837; and being appointed, 21 Oct. following, to the Wasp 16, Capts. Hon. Dudley Worsley Anthony Pelham and Geo. Mansel, was the only Lieutenant on board that sloop at the taking of Sidon, and attack on the fortifications of St. Jean d'Acre, 26 Sept. and 3 Nov. 1840. He was subsequently invested with the command – 30 Aug. 1841, of the Pantaloon 10, lying at Portsmouth – and 21 June, 1842, and 19 Dec. 1843, of the Sydenham and Pluto steam-vessels, in which he appears to have been employed on the Canadian Lakes, and on the West India and Home stations. He was attached, since 30 June, 1845, as Additional-Lieutenant, to the Victoria and Albert steam-yacht, Capt. Lord Adolphus FitzClarenee. Agents – Stilwell." - See Wikisource **** "William M. James (1780 – 28 May 1827) was a British lawyer turned naval historian who wrote important naval histories of the French Revolutionary and Napoleonic Wars, 1793–1815. Although little is known of his early life, William James was trained in the law and began his career as an attorney. He practised before the Supreme Court of Jamaica and served as a proctor in the Vice-Admiralty Court of Jamaica from 1801 to 1813. In 1812, when war broke out between Great Britain and the United States, James was in the United States. Detained by American authorities as a British national, he escaped to Halifax, Nova Scotia, in 1813. This experience interested him in the War of 1812 and he began to write about it, particularly defending the reputation of the Royal Navy and pointing out the factual errors and excessive claims that American reports made against the Royal Navy. His initial literary efforts seem to have been letters written to the editor of the Naval Chronicle under the pen name 'Boxer'. In 1816, he published his first pamphlet, An inquiry into the merits of the principal naval actions between Great Britain and the United States. This pamphlet caused a controversy in the United States, leading to much American criticism of James's views. James went on to write his six-volume Naval History of Great Britain, 1793 – 1827 in reaction to American accounts of the War of 1812. Similar in approach, this work was highly critical of the history that his contemporary Captain Edward Pelham Brenton had written on the subject and led to controversy between them that is reflected in successive editions of their works. James's legal background would influence his approach to obtaining evidence. He attempted, therefore, and managed to board American warships and speak to their crews, to verify their characteristics at first hand. In this pursuit he claimed, for example, that the USS Constitution was not only much larger, but also more heavily manned and armed, than HMS Guerriere – contrary to previous American claims that the ships had been equal at the time of their engagement. More alleged erroneous American assertions were dealt with. Equally, James was not shy to criticise British officers as well, where he saw fit. James died in South Lambeth, London, in 1827, but his works continued to be published. Captain Frederick Chamier expanded the work in 1837 to include the Burmese War and the Battle of Navarino. The book remained a major reference work and was so often consulted that the Navy Records Society published an index to the history in 1895, which is now available on the Internet..." - See Wikipedia .

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        Das Land Tirol: mit einem Anhange: Vorarlberg: ein Handbuch für Reisende: 1. Einleitung; Nordtirol: (Inn-, Lech-, Grossachenregion); 2. Südtirol (Etsch-, Drau-, Brenta-, Sarkaregion); 3: Nebenthäler; Vorarlberg.

      Wagner’sche Universitäts-Buchhandlung, Innsbruck. 1837 - IL PREZZO SI RIFERISCE ALL’INSIEME DEI TRE VOLUMI (OPERA COMPLETA). Nome dell’A. (Beda Weber) da: Tiroler Anon.- und Pseudon.-Lex., 2574. Der dritter Band Beinhaltet u. a. das Achental, Ampezzo, Antholz, Avisiotal, Brandenberg, Brixental, Buchenstein, Dux, Enneberg, Folgaria, Gardasee, Gröden, Gsiess, Iselregion, Kaunsertal, Langtaufers, Lechtal, Martell, Lüsen, Matsch, Ortler, Passeier, Patznaun, Vals, Weitenthal u. Pfunders, Worms (Bormiostrasse), Zillertal und Vorarlberg. Molto rara da trovarsi completa dei tre volumi. Formato: 3 v. ([4], 862 p.; [2], 616 p.; [2], 600 p.), 19 cm, mezza tela con titoli e filetti oro ai dorsi. Buono, ordinari segni d’uso e del tempo, qualche fioritura.

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        Lettera della contessa di Castiglione (Firenze, 22 marzo 1837 - Parigi, 1899)

      1837. Lettera della contessa di Castiglione. Castiglione Virginia Verasis Contessa Di. L.a., 5 pp. in-16°, macchie brune. Bella e lunga lettera confidenziale scritta in agitatissimo stato d' animo: > Lettre aut. non sign.n. dat. 5 pages adressée à un amant: "... quoi dire du reste, si non que vous êtes fou ? c'est la meilleure excuse que je puisse trouver à ses yeux. dans vos honteux soupçons, indigne des souvenirs, incomprehensible pour celle qui a trop souffert pour rire des pleurs des autres, et se plaire à tortures ceux qui elle aime..." Très belle et importante. Virginia Elisabetta Luisa Carlotta Antonietta Teresa Maria Oldoini Verasis Asinari, contessa di Castiglione (Firenze, 22 marzo 1837 - Parigi, 28 novembre 1899), è stata una nobildonna italiana. Figlia del marchese spezzino Filippo Oldoini e dalla marchesa Isabella Lamporecchi, cugina di Camillo Benso, conte di Cavour, fu considerata tra le donne più belle e affascinanti del suo tempo. Pacco secondo.

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        Voyages up the Mediterranean and in the Indian Seas;

      London: James Fraser,, 1837. with Memoirs, compiled from the Logs and Letters of a Midshipman. Embellished with Engravings from Original Drawings. Octavo (194 × 116 mm). Original black morocco by Fraser of Regent Street, title gilt to the spine, blind panels to the boards, all edges gilt, pale cream surface-paper endpapers. Engraved frontispiece on India paper, mounted, and 6 other similar plates, including a portrait of the author. A little rubbed at the extremities, neatly recased, head and tail of the spine repaired, ink ownership stamp of the Deacon Grant Farm to the front free endpaper, light toning, a very good copy. First edition, an uncommon - five copies on COPAC, OCLC adds just four more, Singapore National Library, Duke, NYPL, and the Providence Athenaeum - and highly attractive work. A contemporary review from the The Literary Gazette and Journal of the Belles Lettres, Arts, Sciences, &c tells of the genesis of the work, and gives a flavour of it; "This is a volume of peculiar interest; the original matter possessing the charm of ingenuousness and genuineness rarely met with in observation on foreign parts … 'This volume,' says the advertisement prefixed, 'is faithfully compiled from the logs and letters of the midshipman whose memoirs it professes to preserve. Mr. William Robinson was an enthusiast in his profession, and, at an early age, fell a martyr to his zeal … His career, though brief, was honourable; and he yet lives in the influence which his memory continues to exercise, over those who shared with him the adventures of a naval life. The present work was projected to perpetuate the benefit of his example; and the editor has aimed at no meaner end than to make it, so far as he had ability, a manual for the conduct of a sailor who would rise in the noble profession of his choice.'" Robinson had been intended for the law, but ill health forced a change of plan, and he was placed as a middie on board the Adventure with Capt. W. H. Smyth, a friend of his father's, taking part in Smyth's surveys in the Mediterranean. Following Robinson's death from dysentery in Singapore, his papers were edited with Smyth's assistance "recording for the benefit of naval aspirants, his private virtues and professional merits." The plates, finely engraved by W. Faithorn after Robinson's own drawings include views of the Naval Yard at Trincomalee and the bridge at Singapore.

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        Gedichte.

      Berlin: Duncker und Humblot 1837. XII,482,(2) S., 8°, alter HLdr. Einband stark berieben und bestoßen, Kapitale bestoßen, Rücken unten mit kleiner Fehlstelle, vor dem Titelblatt im Gelenk etwas angeplatzt, Exlibris auf Innendeckel, kleiner Stempal auf Titel und 2 Blättern, sonst innen meist sauber (III) * Erstausgabe der ersten Gedichtesammlung Eichendorffs. W/G 10. 5376 Versand D: 4,50 EUR Deutsche Literatur, Lyrik, Erstausgabe

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        DROIT CIVIL EXPLIQUE - EN 9 VOLUMES -/ DE LA VENTE (2 tomes) + PRESCRIPTION ((2 tomes) + ECHANGE ET LOUAGE (3 tomes) + CONTRAT DE SOCIETE (2 tomes).

      1837. HINGRAY CHARLES. 1837-1843. In-8.Carré. Relié demi-cuir. Etat d'usage. Couv. défraîchie. Dos satisfaisant. Intérieur frais. (XXXII + 680 + 579 pages + (XV + 604 pages) + (CXII + 401 + 526 + 499 oages) + (C + 474 + 604 pages) - Plats et contre-plats jaspés - Tampon sur la page de titre - sur la page de faux-titre - sur la page de garde - Auteur, titres, filets, tomaison dorés aux dos - Dos en cuir marron. 4 PHOTOS DISPONIBLES - DROIT CIVIL EXPLIQUE suivant l'ordre des articcles du Code, depuis et y compris le titre de vente.

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        Mémoires pour servir à l'histoire anatomique et physiologique des végétaux et des animaux.

      Paris, Baillière, 1837. ____ C'est le recueil des travaux les plus importants d'Henri Dutrochet sur la physiologie. "Je considère comme non avenu tout ce que j'ai publié précédemment sur ces matières et qui ne se trouve point reproduit dans cette collection." Son célèbre mémoire sur l'endosmose, figure en tête d'ouvrage, sous sa forme définitive. Auréole d'humidité sur le dernier quart du premier volume. Reliure en belle condition. Garrison-Morton 110. Nissen 1219. *-------*. 3 volumes in-8. [205 x 132 mm] Collation : XXXI, (1), 576 / (4), 573, (2) / 36 pp., 30 planches. Demi-basane verte, dos orné. (Reliure de l'époque.).

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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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        "Further Observations on Voltaic Combinations. In a Letter addressed to Michael Faraday" (Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society of London, Vol. 127 for the Year 1837 Part I & Part II, pp. 141-160)

      London: Royal Society of London, 1837. First Edition. Hardcover. Very Good. Also contains John Dalton's article, "Sequel to an Essay on the Constitution of the Atmosphere." (pp. 347-363). x, [1]-178, [179]-446 pp. 4to. Library binding, tan leather spine with gold embossed titling. Interiors clean, ex-library stamp on title page, and occurring sporadically within. Numerous folding plates that illustrate articles. Pages were trimmed slightly when rebound.

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        BENTLEY'S MISCELLANY 34 VOLS 1837-1854

      Richard Bentley. Very Good with no dust jacket. 1837-54. First Edition. Hardcover. B&W Illustrations; 6" x 9"; This is a run of the first 33 volumes of this important 19th-century literary journal, plus volume 35. Here many works by famous authors, such as Oliver Twist [which sold at auction for $3,625- for a Bentley's copy], Joseph Grimaldi and others, appear in print for the first time. Poe's Duc Dd L'Omelette appears as a first appearance but Fall of the House of Usher is not, however, a first appearance and indeed may be a pirated edition. Bentley's Miscellany was an English literary magazine started by Richard Bentley. It was published between 1836 and 1868. Already a successful publisher of novels, Bentley began the journal in 1836 and invited Charles Dickens to be its first editor. Dickens serialized his second novel "Oliver Twist" but soon fell out with Bentley over editorial control, calling him a "Burlington Street Brigand". He quit as editor in 1839 and William Harrison Ainsworth took over. Ainsworth would also only stay in the job for three years, but bought the magazine from Bentley a decade later. In 1868 Ainsworth sold the magazine back to Bentley, who merged it with the Temple Bar Magazine. Aside from the works of Dickens and Ainsworth other significant authors published in the magazine included: Wilkie Collins, Catharine Sedgwick, Richard Brinsley Peake, Thomas Moore, Thomas Love Peacock, William Mudford, Mrs Henry Wood, Charles Robert Forrester (sometimes under the pseudonym Hal Willis) , Frances Minto Elliot, Isabella Frances Romer, The Ingoldsby Legends and some of Edgar Allan Poe's short stories. It was also the first place to publish cartoons by John Leech, who became a prominent Punch cartoonist. Editors: Albert Richard Smith - Albert Richard Smith was an English author, entertainer, and mountaineer. , Charles Dickens - Charles John Huffam Dickens was an English novelist, generally considered the greatest of the Victorian period. Dickens enjoyed a wider popularity and fame than had any previous author during his lifetime, and he remains popular, having been responsible for some of English literature's most iconic novels and characters. Many of his writings were originally published serially, in monthly installments or parts, a format of publication which Dickens himself helped popularize at that time. Unlike other authors who completed entire novels before serialization, Dickens often created the episodes as they were being serialized. The practice lent his stories a particular rhythm, punctuated by cliffhangers to keep the public looking forward to the next installment. The continuing popularity of his novels and short stories is such that they have never gone out of print. Dickens' work has been highly praised for its realism, comedy, mastery of prose, unique personalities and concern for social reform by writers such as Leo Tolstoy, George Gissing and G. K. Chesterton; though others, such as Henry James and Virginia Woolf, have criticised it for sentimentality and implausibility. , William Harrison Ainsworth - William Harrison Ainsworth was an English historical novelist born in Manchester. He trained as a lawyer, but the legal profession held no attraction for him. While completing his legal studies in London he met the publisher John Ebers, at that time manager of the King's Theatre, Haymarket. Ebers introduced Ainsworth to literary and dramatic circles, and to his daughter, who became Ainsworth's wife. Ainsworth briefly tried the publishing business, but soon gave it up and devoted himself to journalism and literature. His first success as a writer came with "Rookwood" in 1834, which features Dick Turpin as its leading character. A stream of 39 novels followed, the last of which appeared in 1881. Ainsworth died in Reigate on 3 January 1882. An approximately 100 pound treasure trove of famous authors and artists. INCLUDES [Dickens, Charles. ] Oliver Twist; or, the Parish Boy's Progress by Boz, With Other Tales and Sketches, from Bentley's Miscellany, and the Library of Fiction. Philadelphia: Carey, Lea and Blanchard, 1837.1st appearance of of Oliver Twist in America ; 100 .

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        Elements of Surgery.

      Carey & Hart, Philadelphia, 1837. 8vo., [First US Edition?], free endpapers lightly spotted, some mild age-staining to text; mid-nineteenth century half calf, marbled boards, back with four raised bands ruled and tooled in gilt, second compartment lettered in gilt, red sprinkled edges, boards lightly age-marked else a very good, crisp, firm copy. Liston's classic text was first published in three parts (1831-32), here combined in a single volume. It is his first published work, later augmented by 'Practical Surgery' (1837). 'In his day [Robert] Liston was the most dexterous [sic] and resourceful surgeon in the British Isles. He was the first in the country to remove the scapula and the first - on 21 December 1846 - to perform a major operation with the aid of an anaesthetic' (Garrison & Morton 4777). A remarkably well-preserved copy of an important and influential treatise.

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        A Voyage round the World; including an Embassy to Muscat and Siam, in 1835, 1836, and 1837. [together with:] ROBERTS, Edmund. Embassy to the Eastern Courts of Cochin-China, Siam, and Muscat; in the U.S. Sloop of War Peacock, David Geisinger, Commander, during the Years 1832–3–4.

      Philadelphia: Carey, Lea & Blanchard,[second work:] New York: Harper & Brothers, 1837-8 - 2 volumes, octavo (220 134 mm; 215 138 mm). Uniformly bound in black half morocco, title gilt to spine, flat bands sparingly tooled, marbled sides and endpapers, red sprinkled edges. Contemporary booklabels of P. C. Brooks, perhaps Peter Chardon Brooks, New England merchant and underwriter, who made his fortune in the East India trade. Very slight shelf-wear, both volumes with some foxing, but overall a very handsome pair. Half-title bound in to the first-named. First editions. Individually uncommon, perhaps Ruschenberger the more so, and together here offering a very full record of important early American trade negotiations in the Middle and Far East. A naval surgeon, "Ruschenberger sailed to the East for the purpose of obtaining information and negotiating and securing treaties of friendship and commerce with Eastern Powers. Rushenberger describes his journey to the dominions of the Sultan of Muscat and Oman, to Ceylon, India, Java. Siam, Cochin China, the Bonin Islands, the Hawaiian Islands, California, and Mexico" (Hill). The principal in the negotiations with these foreign powers was to be Edmund Roberts who had "formed an intimate acquaintance" with the Sultan of Oman when on a trading expedition to Zanzibar in 1827, and had persuaded his "kinsman through marriage, Senator Levi Woodbury [Andrew] Jackson's secretary of the navy" to promote the embassy (DAB). Roberts was appointed as special agent of the United States to negotiate treaties with Muscat, Siam, Cochin China and Japan if practicable; "his mission, however, was to be secret, and he was given as 'ostensible employment' the position of clerk" to Commander Geisinger. Roberts successfully concluded treaties with Siam, and with Muscat, which treaty included a "most-favoured-nation" clause, and remained the basis of US–Omani relations until 1958. He returned to the East to continue his work in Cochin China, China, and Japan, but died of fever at Macau in 1837. Although not noted in the title, Roberts contains around 120 pages of close description of the culture and business practices of China; Ruschenberger has a 75–page section specifically on "The dominions of the Sultan of Muscat", which at the time included "all the coast and islands of the Persian Gulf including the pearl fishery and islands of Bahrain, as far as Sinde, on the eastern side" (p. 82). This section, one of the most extensive in the literature of this period, also provides information on the early tribal history of the bahrain region, Gulf trade, and Sultan's alliance with the Indian Navy against the "Joassames" now the ruling Al Qasimi family of Sharjah. Ruschenberger's Voyage is also an important Hawaiian source, some of this material being omitted from the London edition of the same year, as also the "aspersions" of the British (noted by both Sabin and Howes). Forbes 1123; Hill p. 533; Howgego R33; Howes 514a; Sabin 74197 for the first-named: the latter, Cordier 2113; Forbes 1123; not in Hill; Howgego R19; not in Lust; Sabin 71884. [Attributes: First Edition]

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        JOURNEYS INTO THE MOON, SEVERAL PLANETS AND THE SUN. HISTORY OF A FEMALE SOMNAMBULIST, OF WEILHEIM ON THE TECK, IN THE KINGDOM OF WUERTEMBERG, IN THE YEARS 1832 AND 1833. A BOOK, IN WHICH ALL PERSONS WILL FIND IMPORTANT DISCLOSURES, CONCERNING THEIR FATE HEREAFTER. Translated, as Literally as Possible, for the Publishers in America, from the Original, in German, Which was Published by a Daily Eye-witness, and Friend of Truth...

      Philadelphia: Printed at No. 270 North Second Street, for Vollmer and Haggenmacher,. 1837. original marbled boards with quarter black leather shelf back, spine panel titled and ruled in gold.. Boards lightly rubbed along extremities, corner tips lightly worn,. some scattered foxing, a very good copy. An attractive copy of this. book. (#149662). First edition. "Account, in the form of a case history, of the guided spirit journey of a girl of 17 in a series of trances during which she visits other planets inhabited by spirits in ascending stages of development: the moon, Mercury, Venus, Jupiter, Ceres, Saturn, Uranus, the sun and the star holding the city of New Jerusalem. The planets are basically like earth, but increasingly beatified." - Locke, Voyages in Space 14. Locke, A Spectrum of Fantasy, p. 10. Reginald 08021. Not in Bleiler (1948; 1978).

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        Poetical Works Of Thomas Campbell [fore-edge Painting Of Commanche Attack 1849]

      Edinburgh: Oliver and Boydd. Very Good+ with no dust jacket. 1837. Hardcover. Color fore-edge; Beautiful volume bound in black morrocco leather with elegant gilt and red colored embellishments. Painting appears to be contemporaneous with the publication of the book in 1837. Engraved title. Closed fore-edge is gilt and spread fore-edge is a painting. Contents and binding clean and firm with minor beding to a few cornes. Painting is intact and is an Emigrant train attacked by Commanches 1849. Provenance-A one owner life time collection 5 5/8" x 3 5/8. Most unusual as almost all fore-edge examples found are associated with the British Isles. Linen hinges. A quality effort. ; 0 .

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        Histoire des Sultans Mamlouks de L'Egypte.: Ecrite en Arabe par Taki-Eddin-Ahmed-Makrizi, traduite en Francais, et accompagnée de notes philologiques, historiques, géographiques, par M. Quatremère.

      1837-45, Paris Oriental Translation Fund 1837 - A history of the Mamluk rulers of Egypt translated from the fourteenth century text by Makrizi. A very good complete set bound in recent half calf over cloth boards, raised bands. Occasional minor foxing and very light marginal damp stains. Library blind stamps on titles. First edition. Four volumes bound in two, 4to, pp.[ii], xix, [i, blank], 253, [1, errata]; [iv], 278; [iv], 288; [iv], 324. Arabic characters in the text.

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        Sammlung von Erst- und Frühausgaben in uniformer, zeitgenössischer Bindung.

      The posthumous papers of the Pickwick Club. London, Chapman and Hall 1837. Sketches by Boz: Illustrative of every-day life, and every-day people. II volumes. Third edition. London, John Macrone 1837. Sketches by Boz: Illustrative of every-day life, and every-day people. The second series. Complete in one volume. London, John Macrone 1837. The life and adventures of Nicholas Nickleby. London, Chapman and Hall 1839. Master Humphreys clock. III vol. London, Chapman and Hall [1864]-1840. American notes for general circulation. II volumes. Second edition. London, Chapman and Hall 1842. The chimes: A goblin story of some bells that rang an old year out and a new year in. London, Chapman and Hall 1845 [recte 1844]. The life and adventures of Martin Chuzzlewit. London, Chapman and Hall 1844. The cricket on the hearth. Fairy tale of home. London, Bradbury and Evans 1846 [recte 1845]. The battle of life. A love story. London, Bradbury and Evans 1846. Pictures from Italy. London, Bradbury and Evans (published for the author) 1846. Dombey and son (gest. Tit.: Dealings with the firm of Dombey and son, wholesale, retail and for exportation). London, Bradbury and Evans [1846]-1848. The haunted man and the Ghosts Bargain. A fancy for Christmas-time. London, Bradbury and Evans 1848. The personal history [, adventures, experience and observation] of David Copperfield [the younger of Blunderstone Rookery, which he never meant to be published on any account]. London, Bradbury and Evans 1850. Bleak house. London, Bradbury and Evans [1852]-1853. Hard times. For these times. London, Bradbury and Evans 1854. Little Dorrit. London, Bradbury and Evans [1855]-1857. A childs history of England. III vol. London, Bradbury and Evans 1854-1859. A tale of two cities. London, Chapman and Hall 1859. The uncommercial traveller. London, Chapman an Hall 1861. Great expectations. III volumes. London, Chapman and Hall 1861. In Memoriam [William Makepeace Thackeray]. (= The Cornhill Magazine. Vol.IX, No.50, February 1864). (London, Smith Elder & Co. 1864) Our mutual friend. II vol. London, Chapman and Hall [1864]-1865. The mystery of Edwin Drood. London, Chapman and Hall 1870. QUIZ [d.i.: Edward CASWALL]. Sketches of young ladies: in which these interesting members of the animal Kingdom are classified, according to their several instincts, habits, and general characteristics. 8. Edition. London, Chapman and Hall 1838. Dazu die Biographie von FORSTER, John. The life of Charles Dickens. III vol. Mischauflage. London, Chapman and Hall 1873-74. - Eine detaillierte Beschreibung wird auf Wunsch übermittelt. / Details and photos on request.

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        Zlatoe sochinenie Samuila Marokskago Ravvina Iudeiskago, zakliuchaiushcheesia v pis'makh k Isaaku, Ravvinu Kordubskomu, na oblichenie Iudeiskago zabluzhdeniia, v nabliudenii Moiseiskago zakona i ozhidanii Messii, iakoby eshche ne prishedshego. Perevod s Latinskago, vnov' ispravlennyi i nuzhnymi primechaniiami dopolnennyi v Kievopecherskoi Lavre [Golden Book of Rabbi Samuel of Morocco, consisting in letters to Isaac, Rabbi of Cordoba, on denouncing the Jewish error of observing the law of Moses in expectation of the Messiah, who supposedly has not yet arrived. Translated from the Latin, newly revised and supplied with necessary annotations at Kievo-Pecherskaia Lavra]. (Epistola Samuelis Maroccani ad Rabbi Isaacum)

      V Sinodal'noi Tipografii, Moscow 1837 - Third Edition. Octavo (21 × 14 cm). Contemporary marbled wrappers; VII, [2], 95 pp. Good or better; light soil to first two pages; binding starting; wrappers torn along spine. Third edition of this famous anti-Semitic treatise, a medieval Christian apologetic purportedly written in the eleventh century, but most likely written around 1339 by Alphonsus Bonihominis. "The author, a converted Jew, collects passages from the Old Testament in support of Christianity. The medieval Latin text which purports to be translated from an Arabic original by the Dominican friar Alphonsus Bonihominis in 1339, had a tremendous diffusion and was frequently printed and translated. Since no Arabic original of the text has ever been found, Steinschneider suggests that Alphonsus composed the letter himself, and merely imitated a different work by a Jew Samuel written in support of Islam after his conversion to that religion" (Paul Oskar Kristeller, Platonism, 188). Specifically, scholars assume Bonihominis was inspired by the Ifham al-Yahud by Samuel of Fez, another anti-Semitic treatise by a Jewish thinker who converted to Islam after seeing Muhammed in a prophetic dream. The work was first translated into Russian by hieromonk Varlaam (Glovatskii) and published in St. Petersburg in 1778; further editions followed in 1782, 1786, and 1827 before the present one, which is stated to be the third edition. All editions are scarce: KVK, OCLC show a copy of a 1827 edition at Brandeis and an 1855 copy at the NYPL. [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        Ernest Maltravers

      London: Saunders and Otley, Conduit Street, 1837. First edition, no half-titles. 3 vols. 12mo. Contemporary diced blue cloth, black title label. Fine. First edition, no half-titles. 3 vols. 12mo. A love-romance of a passionate youthful love affair reflects in part an experience of Bulwer's own young manhood. Separated by chance from his mistress, Ernest-A Byronic hero over whom romantic young lady readers swooned-eventually marries her in the sequel, Alice, after she has been widowed." Wolff. Wolff 931; Block p. 146 and Sadleir 403

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        Fisica de corpi ponderaili

      Stamperia Reale, Turin 1837 - Complete with half-titles, 18 folding plates, errata and all blank leaves. Uniformly bound in contemporary calf-backed marbled boards. An exceptionally fine and clean set. First and only edition of Avogadro's major work, and the first systematic compendium of theoretical physics to be published in Italy. This monumental work was expanded from the author's memoir, which appeared in the Journal de physique (1811). The famous hypothesis which bears his name provided the key to distinguishing between atoms and molecules. Avogadro's law still governs chemical research, and is an indispensable aid in the determination of the molecular weights of many chemical compounds (see Zeitlinger).Avogadro (1776-1856) held the first chair of mathematical physics in Italy. He was largely responsible for the introduction of the metric system in Piedmont, but he and his work were for the most part unknown to the rest of Europe. Complete sets of this work are now of great rarity. [Attributes: First Edition]

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        Büffon s sämtliche Werke sammt den Ergänzungen,nach der Klassifikation Übers. Schaltenbrand

      1837 - leicht berieben,Rückenornamentik gut sichtbar,gerade feste Blöcke,vereinzelte Seiten stark gedunkelt,sonst sehr schöne Exemplare Podest Sprache: Deutsch Gewicht in Gramm: 3000

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        THE NATURAL HISTORY & ANTIQUITIES OF SELBORNE. WITH THE NATURALIST'S CALENDAR: AND MISCELLANEOUS OBSERVATIONS EXTRACTED FROM THE PAPERS

      J. and A. Aarch, et.al, London 1837 - A New Edition with Notes, by Edward Turner Bennett. xxiv, 640p. Illustrated with wood engravings in the text. Bound in quarter leather with parchment vellum sides, t.e.g. the spine with gilt titles, and with bands that continue onto the sides, binding signed on the lower turn-in "19 E.T. 02" The binding has some rubbing and soil, the lettering quite amateur, contents clean and sound A New Edition with Notes, by Edward Turner Bennett [Attributes: Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: First Folio A.B.A.A.]
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        A Translation of the Anglo-Saxon of Beowulf with a copious glossary, preface and philological notes by John M. Kemble.

      London: William Pickering, 1837 - Small octavo (168 x 100 mm). Late 19th century reddish-brown half morocco by Blackwell, decorative gilt spine, marbled sides, top edges gilt, marbled endpapers. Scattered minor foxing. An excellent copy. First complete edition in modern English, in the translation by the philologist and historian John Mitchell Kemble (1807-1857), "the poem's first great English editor" (Thomas E. Shippey in A Beowulf Handbook, 1998, p. 154). From the library of the novelist Charles Kingsley, inscribed at the head of the title page: "Charles Kingsley 1847, Eversley Rectory"; also inscribed by Kingsley's son Maurice on the opposing blank: "Maurice Kingsley 1884". Kingsley had a keen interest in Anglo-Saxon literature and in 1848 he "obtained a part-time appointment as professor of English at the newly formed Queen's College for Women in London, where he gave lectures on Anglo-Saxon literature and history, among other topics" (ODNB). He mentions Beowulf directly in his preface to The Heroes, or Greek Fairy Tales (1856): "Now, while they were young and simple [the Greeks] loved fairy tales, as you do now. All nations do so when they are young: our old forefathers did, and called their stories 'Sagas.' I will read you some of them some day—some of the Eddas, and the Voluspà, and Beowulf, and the noble old Romances"; refers to"the grand old song of Beowulf" in The Roman and the Teuton (1864) and Hereward the Wake (1866), his novel of resistance to the Norman conquest, has an Anglo-Saxon hero (Kingsley's son Maurice contributed an introduction to the edition of 1898). Kemble's version of the Anglo-Saxon original (The Anglo-Saxon Poems of Beowulf) came out in a "premature edition" (ODNB) in 1833 - premature because "in the preface [he] discussed the poem entirely as history. On 17 July, 1834, however, Kemble wrote to his hero Jacob Grimm [this edition's dedicatee] in great excitement recording his discovery of two manuscripts giving a version of the story of 'Scyld Sceafing'. From these Kemble drew far-reaching conclusions about the poem's deepest structure. and in a postscript to the preface of his 1837 translation of the poem explicitly retracted his conclusions of 1833". This translation was issued as a pendant volume to the Anglo-Saxon original, which is virtually unprocurable, being produced in an edition of only 100 copies for private distribution. The public second edition of 1835 and this translation into modern English are reasonably well represented institutionally but are both decidedly uncommon in commerce. An important edition of this Anglo-Saxon masterpiece with a very appealing provenance. [Attributes: First Edition]

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington. ABA member]
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        The Posthumous Papers of Pickwick Club

      London: Chapman & Hall, Ltd., 1837, 1837. FIRST EDITION BOUND FROM THE PARTS. 1 vol., 8-1/2" x 5-5/8", illustrated with 43 engraved plates by R. Seymour and H. T. Browne ("Phiz"), first state of engraved title reading "Tony Veller" on signboard, p.342 with "S. Veller", page 432, headline, "F" in "OF" imperfect, with two scarce suppressed plates by Buss, Pickwick misspelled ("Picwkick") on p. 375, and several others, toning to plates, text largely clean throughout. Bound in full brown calf, ribbed gilt decorated spine, gilt lettered red morocco spine label, edges uncut, hinges fine, head and foot of spine fine. AN ATTRACTIVE COPY.

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        Fisica de corpi ponderaili

      Turin: Stamperia Reale, 1837. FIRST EDITION. Complete with half-titles, 18 folding plates, errata and all blank leaves. Uniformly bound in contemporary calf-backed marbled boards. An exceptionally fine and clean set. First and only edition of Avogadro's major work, and the first systematic compendium of theoretical physics to be published in Italy. This monumental work was expanded from the author's memoir, which appeared in the Journal de physique (1811). The famous hypothesis which bears his name provided the key to distinguishing between atoms and molecules. Avogadro's law still governs chemical research, and is an indispensable aid in the determination of the molecular weights of many chemical compounds (see Zeitlinger). Avogadro (1776-1856) held the first chair of mathematical physics in Italy. He was largely responsible for the introduction of the metric system in Piedmont, but he and his work were for the most part unknown to the rest of Europe. Complete sets of this work are now of great rarity.

      [Bookseller: B & L Rootenberg Rare Books & Manuscript]
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        Sha-Ha-Ka: A Mandan Chief

      E.C. Biddle, Philadelphia 1837 - Portrait. Lithograph with original hand coloring. Page measures 20.25" x 14" Beautiful portrait from the folio edition of McKenney and Hall's "History of the Indian Tribes of North America". As Superintendent of the Indian Trade Bureau, Thomas McKenney wanted to document the rapidly disappearing culture of the American natives. He activated the project, sponsored by the War Department, by commissioning writer James Hall and Charles Bird King, a renowned American portraitist. King painted the prominent Indians while they visited Washington D.C. as treaty delegates. Most of the original oil paintings were destroyed by fire in the Smithsonian Museum in 1865. These lithographs, published 1842-58, are all that remain and are still hailed as one of the best visual records of influential Native Americans of the nineteenth century. Sha-Ha-Ka was known for his friendship with the explorers Lewis and Clark who met him in the villages near the Missouri River in what is now North Dakota. The chief was persuaded to go to Washington D.C. with them where he was subsequently paraded around eastern cities as a typical savage from the Wild West. Overall toning and offsetting. Light scattered foxing and staining. Slight tape residue along top edge. One of many Native American portraits in our collection.

      [Bookseller: Argosy Book Store, ABAA, ILAB]
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        "Sequel to an Essay on the Constitution of the Atmosphere."(Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society of London, Vol. 127 for the Year 1837 Part I & Part II, pp. 347-363)

      London: Royal Society of London, 1837. First Edition. Hardcover. Very Good. Also contains J. Frederic Daniell's article, "Further Observations on Voltaic Combinations. In a Letter addressed to Michael Faraday" (pp. 141-160). x, [1]-178, [179]-446 pp. 4to. Library binding, tan leather spine with gold embossed titling. Interiors clean, ex-library stamp on title page, and occurring sporadically within. Numerous folding plates that illustrate articles. Pages were trimmed slightly when rebound.

      [Bookseller: Artisan Books & Bindery ABAA/ILAB]
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