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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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        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)

      Royal Society of London, London 1837 - 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. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        South Australian Gazette and Colonial Register. Volume 1, Number 2, Adelaide, Saturday 3 June 1837

      - Folio, [6] pages printed in four columns, unbound as issued. The vertical fold of the first leaf is a little holed, just slightly affecting the printed surface on the verso; essentially a very good copy in crisp condition. THE FIRST NEWSPAPER PRINTED IN SOUTH AUSTRALIA, very rare indeed, and considerably more so than the London printing of the first number of 18 June the previous year. G.H. Pitt, in 'The Press in South Australia, 1836-1850' (1946), suggests a print run of about 100 copies, of which no more than a handful can have survived. The contents are of great interest, including proclamations issued by the Governor from December 1836 to May 1837; an account of his arrival and installation; a record of the first land sale, with the names of the buyers and prices; and the inaugural address of the Chief Justice, referring at some length to relations with the Aborigines. Please use the 'Ask Bookseller a Question' link below to confirm availability and postage charges.

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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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      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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      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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        Fielding; or, Society. Atticus; or, The Retired Statesman: and St. Lawrence

      Philadelphia: E.L. Carey & A. Hart. 1837. First. First American edition. Three volumes. Quarter muslin and papercovered boards with printed spine labels. Faint pencil name, old repair to torn front fly, and small hole on the label, all in Volume One, modest edgewear, a handsome very good set. .

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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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        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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        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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        Principles of Geology : Being an Inquiry How Far the Former Changes of the Earth's Surface Are Referable to Causes Now in Operation. (COMPLETE IN 2 VOLS.)

      James Kay, Jun. & Brother | John I. Kay & Co., Philadelphia - Pittsburgh 1837 - First Edition (American). Octavos. Bound in recent cloth covered boards with red labels, gold decoration, and titling of the spines. 15 plates of which 4 are fold-out and 2 hand colored. Engraved frontispiece and numerous other miniatures. Very Good. Shows light scattered foxing throughout, very light damp-staining of the rightmost corner of the first several dozen pages of Vol. I (never obscuring text), centered stain on p. 303 which has affected several pages on either side including the plate of p. 304 (though never obscuring text or image), otherwise the bindings are strong and tight with recent endpapers and headbands, the text, plates, and engravings are complete, clean, and unmarked save for those mentioned, and the boards are Fine being bright, colorful, and distinct. The seminal work of Geology in its First North American Edition, as pictured. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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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 and Antiquities of Selborne by the Rev. Gilbert White, M. A. with The Naturalist's Calendar and Miscellaneous Obsevations Extracted from His Papers

      London J and A Arch; Longman and Co ; Baldwin and Cradock etc 1837 - Hardback Extra Illustrated New Edition with notes by Edward Turner Bennett and Others, 8vo, xxiv prelims, 629pp text with 45 text illustrations, xi index. Very good plus in full green mottled calf very elaborate decorated gilt boards, compartmented spine with further gilt decorations and titles, all edges gilt, ivory end papers with gilt dentelles. Little rubbing of gutters, armorial book-plate of John Martin on front paste-down, 83 additional plates on 66 extra pages bound in on 1845 watermarked paper, plates from Yarrells British Birds and Fish, Bell's British Quadrapeds and Jenyns' Edition of Selborne. In addition are the following items of interest also bound in, a hand-written poem about Selborne by Bernard Barton ( The Quaker Poet ), a 2pp letter to John Martin from John Joseph Bennett, the editor's brother and secretary to the Linnean Society when the famous joint papers by Alfred Russel Wallace and Charles Darwin were presented, a newspaper notice of the sale of Gilbert White's property to Thomas Bell, President of the Linnean Society, a 3pp letter from Mrs Bell to L. agreeing to propose then as members of the Society for the Promotion of Christian Knowledge, finally an inscription on the half-title page to John Martin from the editor ( Edward Turner Bennett) and a page reporting Bennett's death from Bell's Quadrupeds. No D/W, weighs 1.5kgs. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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      J. and A. Aarch,, 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]

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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]

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      London: Henry Colburn, 13, Great Marlborough Street. 1837 - Henry Colburn, 13, Great Marlborough Street, London. 1837. 8vo. 2 volumes, xxvi + 640 pp. and 728 pp. with 23 engraved plates, 5 of which are folding, including 'A View of the British and Combined Fleets at Trafalgar' measuring 28 x 8.5 inches. Original cloth with gilt titles. Boards blind stamped decoration. A good copy. Captain Edward Pelham Brenton was younger brother of Admiral Sir Jahleel Brenton, both having distinguished careers in the Royal Navy during the late 18th and early 19th centuries. Captain Brenton also wrote the Life and Correspondence of John, Earl of St. Vincent, GCB, Admiral of the Fleet. Scarce in the original cloth. Condition Report Externally Spines sun faded Spine on volume 2 part split to the joint otherwise holding well Split also to the top of the spine Corners bumped Binding ‘crunches’ when pages are turned but solid Boards marked and faded See above and photos Internally All plates very clean and tidy Pages hand cut with some loss but none to the text Pages opposite the portraits can be darkened All plates present – plate 10 from volume 1 is in Volume 2 See photos [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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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.

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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.

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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.

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        Analecta pteridographica seu descriptio et illustratio filicum aut novarum, aut minus cognitarum.

      Leipzig, L. Voss, 1837. - Folio (38 : 29 cm). VIII, 50 S., 30 Kupfertafeln, meist von Charles Schnorr und Christian Ermer nach Zeichnungen von Ernst Schenk und Georg Friedrich Kaulfuss. Einzige Ausgabe. Kunzes erste große Monographie über Farne, durch das Format, die Exaktheit und den gratigen Druck der Tafeln sein schönstes. Kunze (1793-1851) war im Erscheinungsjahr Leiter des botanischen Gartens Leipzig geworden und entwickelte dort die seinerzeit reichste Farnkultur Europas. In den Analecta beschreibt er 68 vielfach neue exotische Arten mit einer auf diesem Gebiet zuvor nicht gekannten Genauigkeit. Durch seine seit Studienzeiten gepflegte Korrespondenz erhielt Kunze Herbarproben von Bory de St. Vincent, Poeppig, Schlechtendal, Tilesius; gelegentlich nennt er als Quelle auch den botanischen Reiseverein Esslingen. Einige Beschreibungen und Abbildungen stammen noch von Georg Friedrich Kaulfuss (1786-1830), dessen wissenschaftlichen Nachlaß Kunze samt unpublizierten Kupferplatten erworben hatte. - Stafleu & Cowan, TL-2, no. 4039; Nissen, BBI, no. 1113. - Gelenke brüchig und teils gerissen. Einzelne Braunflecken, sonst innen frisches, unbeschnittenes Exemplar. Selten. Einfacher Halbleinenband um 1900, der unbedruckte Lieferungsumschlag beigebunden.

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        Mit hoher obrigkeitlicher Bewilligung werde ich die Ehre haben, mein außerordentlich Großes, mechanisches, noch nie gesehenes Kunsttheater vor dem Karlsthore in der zweiten Bude während der Dult zu zeigen. (Unterzeichner:) Steinl, Mechaniker aus Nürnberg.

      Plakat mit gr. Holzschnitt (17 x 34 cm) und typographischem Text. Blattgr.: 39 x 45 cm. Der Mechaniker Johann Steinl aus Nürnberg ist historisch wenig zu fassen er scheint glücklos einen von ihm konstruierten Wagen 1837 auf der Strecke der ersten deutschen Eisenbahn erprobt zu haben. - Hier führt er 10 verschiedene "Kunstfiguren" auf, die u. a. auf dem Seil verschiedenste Kunststücke vollbringen werden, die beiden Illustrationen geben dazu bereits einen schönen Eindruck. - Am rechten Rand leicht feuchtfleckig, sonst sehr gutes Exemplar!

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        Sketches of Young Ladies, in which these Interesting Members of the Animal Kingdom are Classified

      Chapman and Hall 1837 - Full green leather boards. Spine with raised bands and gilt titles has faded to brown. Original blue wrappers included at rear: front cover and rear cover advertisements. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Geschichte der Kriegswissenschaften vornehmlich in Deutschland. [3 Bde. komplett].

      Gr.8, XLVI, XXXIX, XLVIII S. Inhaltsverz., 2915 S., (Neuere) Priv.-Lwd. m. ldr. goldgepr. Rückenschildchen, Lwd. tlw. min. unfrisch u. stockfl., Papier etw. gebräunt, einige wenige Anstreichungen allg. gutes Ex. Jeweils EA. 1. Bd.: Altertum, Mittelalter, XV. und XVI. Jahrhundert - Max Jähns (1837-1900) trat 1854 in das Aachen stationierte 28. Infanterie-Regiment der Preußischen Armee ein, kam 1859 an die Kriegsakademie und wurde 184 zum Regimentsadjutanten ernannt. Nach kurzer Unterbrechung trat er 1866 wieder in den Dienst und tat während des Deutschen Krieges als Dezernent im Kriegsministeriums Dienst. 1867 ging er in die geographisch-statistische Abteilung des Großen Generalstabs. Im Krieg gegen Frankreich diente er 1870/71 als Kommissar des Generalstabs für die Eisenbahn Weißenburg-Paris, eine der entscheidenden Transportverbindungen für den Kriegsverlauf. 1872 wurde Max Jähns auf den Lehrstuhl für Geschichte der Kriegskunst an die Kriegsakademie berufen. 1885 wurde er zum Oberstleutnant befördert und trat 1886 in den Ruhestand.

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        Esquisses de l'Ile de Java: et de ses divers habitants, recueillies pendant un sejour de huit annees fait dans cette ile. Traduit de l'Allemand par Girodz du Villard, revu et mis en ordre par G. Guenot Lecointe.

      Brussels Société Belge du Libraire, etc. 1837 - A French translation of the author's better known "Skizzen von der Insel Java", but without the superb plates of the original. Includes a vocabulary of the Malay language. An attractive copy bound in contemporary red quarter morocco, spine a little rubbed.

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        A Treatise on the Diagnosis and Treatment of Diseases of the Chest. Part I. Diseases of the Lung and Windpipe.

      First Edition. Dublin, Hodges and Smith, College-Green, 1837. 8°. XX, 557 pages. Hardcover. Excellent, modern half leather binding from an english master bookbindery. Beautiful condition. Faded, tiny stamp from Birmingham Medical Institute on title.

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        Athens: Its Rise and Fall, with Views of the Literature, Philosophy, and Social Life of the Athenian People.

      London: Saunders and Otley, 1837. 2 vols, royal 8vo, original green cloth and printed paper labels. Four pages of publisher's ads at the end of volume 2. Bulwer-Lytton's history of Athens, written on the heals of his popular The Last Days of Pompeii. Spine and edges a little faded and soiled; very good copy. Uncommon.

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        Itinerario d'Italia o sia descrizione dei viaggi per le strade pi frequentate s" per posta che altrimenti alle principali cittˆ d'Italia. Coll'indicazione delle distanze, dei migliori alberghi, degli oggetti pi interessanti di Belle Arti, Antiquaria e Storia Naturale, delle principali produzioni e manifatture locali, ec. ec. Corredato di sedici carte topografiche.

      Pietro e Giuseppe Vallardi, Milano 1837 - Originale copertina coeva ad astuccio con bindella di chiusura a laccio XCII + 369 + (1) con 16 grandi tavole ripiegate p. 1890x122 mm

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

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

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        Constitution of the United States of America: Rules of the House of Representatives, Joint Rules of the Two Houses and Rules of the Senate with Jefferson's Manual

      The House of Representatives; United States, Washington, D.C., U.S.A. 1837 - This book was owned by Daniel Sheffer, Democratic Representative from Pennsylvania. His name is engraved. Bound in a black leather with gilt lettering of the corded spine and both boards. Covers are rubbed and some light spotting. Head of spine has chipped away showing binding material, also chipped at tail and lower third. All corners are quite bumped, showing boards. Front hinge has seperated, back hinge and gutter remain solid. Faint shadowing of endpaper edges. Bookbinder's label lower back paste-down. Interior text has yellowed with age and there is some foxing of opening pages. Binding is tight, gilt textblock edges have some fading - rubbing. Gift inscription neatly inked center of fep, possibly written by the Representative. Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        A fine album of pressed dried flowers from Surrey.

      c 1837 - Folio. (47.5 x 30.5 cm.). Original half green calf over marbled boards. 55 blue/grey leaves with c.120 samples attached, the majority with ms. descriptions beneath, some 16 further plant samples loosely inserted in he latter half of the album which is otherwise blank. Spine rubbed and worn at extremities [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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