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        Codice civile per gli Stati di S. M. il Re di Sardegna

      Stamperia reale, 1837. Cm. 30 , pp. (8) 678. Legatura coeva in mezza pelle con titoli e filetti in oro al dorso. Sontuosa edizione in-folio piccolo, ad ampi margini (quasi 10 cm). Trascurabili segni d'uso alla legatura con mancanze di carta più evidenti al piatto posteriore, piccola macchietta limitata alle carte finali. Esemplare ben conservato. Prima edizione del "Codice albertino". Rarissimo da trovarsi in questa veste editoriale. Cfr. Iccu..

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        A Dissertation on Servitude: Embracing an Examination of the Scripture Doctrines on the Subject, and an Inquiry into the Character and Relations of Slavery

      New Haven: Durrie & Peck, 1837. First Edition. Hardcover. Very Good. First edition. 108pp. Publisher's cloth spine and printed paper boards. Very Good overall with strip of wear along bottom edge of front cover, spine cloth worn and split but binding holding, boards rubbed and a bit soiled, ffep clipped along top edge, pages 55-58 dampstained. A legal argument against slavery by a radical New Haven abolitionist clergyman and Underground Railroad aider. Few copies exist of the first edition.

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        AMERICAN ARCHIVES: FOURTH SERIES. VOLUMES I - VI. CONTAINING A DOCUMENTARY HISTORY OF THE ENGLISH COLONIES IN NORTH AMERICA, FROM THE KING'S MESSAGE TO PARLIAMENT, OF MARCH 7, 1774, TO THE DECLARATION OF INDEPENDENCE BY THE UNITED STATES

      M. St. Clair Clarke and Peter Force. Peter Force contemplated documenting the entire early history of the North American colonies, but only completed the volumes containing documents of the Revolutionary War period (the First, Second, Third and Sixth Series were never completed). This 6 volume set constitutes the Fourth Series. It was published from 1837 to 1846 and covers the period from the King's Message of March 7th, 1774 up to the Declaration of Independence. Volume I contains a folding facsimile of the signature page (only) of the Plan of Association adopted by Congress in October, 1774; Volume III has 6 maps in facsimile, 3 facsimile letters, and a facsimile of the Resolution of Secrecy adopeted by the Continental Congress on November 9, 1775; Volume VI has 2 facsimile letters and a facsimile Resolution of Independence. Complete in the 6 volumes which comprise the Fourth Series. Bound in neat library buckram over paper-covered boards. Several hinges have been repaired with Japanese tissue, and there is evidence of dampstain to Volume II. Deaccessioned from the Free Circluating Library of New Brunswick with inked stamps in each volume (one facsimile is stamped). Sabin 25053. (Sabin 25053).

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        AMERICAN ARCHIVES: FOURTH SERIES. VOLUMES I - VI. CONTAINING A DOCUMENTARY HISTORY OF THE ENGLISH COLONIES IN NORTH AMERICA, FROM THE KING'S MESSAGE TO PARLIAMENT, OF MARCH 7, 1774, TO THE DECLARATION OF INDEPENDENCE BY THE UNITED STATES

      M. St. Clair Clarke and Peter Force - Peter Force contemplated documenting the entire early history of the North American colonies, but only completed the volumes containing documents of the Revolutionary War period (the First, Second, Third and Sixth Series were never completed). This 6 volume set constitutes the Fourth Series. It was published from 1837 to 1846 and covers the period from the King's Message of March 7th, 1774 up to the Declaration of Independence. Volume I contains a folding facsimile of the signature page (only) of the Plan of Association adopted by Congress in October, 1774; Volume III has 6 maps in facsimile, 3 facsimile letters, and a facsimile of the Resolution of Secrecy adopeted by the Continental Congress on November 9, 1775; Volume VI has 2 facsimile letters and a facsimile Resolution of Independence. Complete in the 6 volumes which comprise the Fourth Series. Bound in neat library buckram over paper-covered boards. Several hinges have been repaired with Japanese tissue, and there is evidence of dampstain to Volume II. Deaccessioned from the Free Circluating Library of New Brunswick with inked stamps in each volume (one facsimile is stamped). Sabin 25053. (Sabin 25053).

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        J. F. Böttger, Erfinder des Sächsischen Porzellans. Biographie aus authentischen Quellen. Nebst einer kurzen Darstellung der Staats-Gefängnisse und merkwürdigen Staatsgefangenen in Sachsen seit dem sechszehnten Jahrhundert.

      Leipzig Barth 1837 - (18 x 11 cm). X, 659 S. Mit lithographiertem Portrait. Moderner Halbpergamentband. Seltene erste Ausgabe dieser umfassenden und detaillierten Biographie des berühmten deutschen Alchemisten, Chemikers und Miterfinders des europäischen Hartporzellans. Mit seiner Schilderung von Böttgers chemischer und alchemistischer Tätigkeit sowie der Beschreibung der verschiedenen Porzellanfabriken und ihrer Produkte gibt der Band einen ausgezeichneten Einblick in die Frühgeschichte der Industrialisierung, nicht nur von Sachsen. - Der Verfasser Karl August Engelhardt (1768-1834) war Archivar in Dresden. - Stellenweise etwas stockfleckig, sonst gut erhalten [Attributes: First Edition]

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        Twice-Told Tales

      Boston: American Stationers, 1837 FIRST EDITION of Hawthorne's second published book, a classic of American literature. From the day of publication this collection of nineteen tales brought Hawthorne fame. "Of Mr. Hawthorne's Tales we would say emphatically, that they belong to the highest region of Art-an Art subservient to genius of a very lofty order ... the style is purity itself. Force abounds. High imagination gleams from every page ... We know of few compositions which the critic can more honestly commend than these ' Twice-Told Tales.' As Americans, we feel proud of the book" (Edgar Allan Poe). Hawthorne's title, Twice-Told Tales, was based on a line from Shakespeare's Life and Death of King John: "Life is as tedious as a twice-told tale, / Vexing the dull ear of a drowsy man." The tales are "twice-told" because Hawthorne had published them individually in magazines and annuals before collecting them in this, his first published book. "To this little work we would say,'Live ever, sweet, sweet book.' It comes from the hand of a man of genius. Everything about it has the freshness of morning and of May ... these tales are national in their character ... exciting beauty of his style, as clearasrunningwatersare"(H.W.Longfellow). An excellent provenance: 1. E. A. Crowninshield, bookplate, his sale Puttick & Simpson, July 1860; 2. Richard Manney, bookplate, his sale Sotheby's, New York, 11 October 1991, lot 166 . Grolier 100 American Books 44. Original dark brown cloth. Joints and spine ends expertly restored. Minor foxing and cleaner than usual. A very handsome copy with the spine gilt extremely bright. Black morocco case.

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        Des muthvollen Schiffcapitains Jean Francois Galoup, Grafen de la Perouse, höchst merkwürdige Entdeckung eines sechsten Welttheiles jenseits des 85sten Grades nördlicher Breite, und Wunderbare Schicksale der kühnen Mannschaft seiner Fregatte La Boussole in diesem überraschenden Himmelsstriche jenseits der bis jetzt für unübersteigbar gehaltenen Eisberge und Eisfelder. Aus den auf der Bricer-Insel aufgefundenen Reisetagebüchern und Manuscripten zusammengetragen und bearbeitet von Dr. Reidcliff. Aus dem Englischen übersetzt von F. C. Bindemann.

      Ferguson III, 3026 Howgego V, Imaginary Voyages, L1. - Eine erste Ausgabe dieser sehr seltenen imaginären Reise erschien 1837 es dürfte sich um eine originäre Schrift handeln, der Verfasser ist wohl der als Übersetzer angegebene F. C. Bindemann. - Die 1788 im Pazifik spurlos verschwundenen Expeditionsschiffe unter Jean-François de La Pérouse gaben Anlass zu einer Reihe wilder Spekulationen über die Gründe eine bald ausgeschickte Rettungsaktion endete tragisch, die beiden Kapitäne starben und die Schiffe kehrten 1793 ergebnislos nach Frankreich zurück. Erst 1828 fand Jules Dumont dUrville Teile der Wracks von La Pérouses Schiffen vor der heute zu den Salomonen gehörenden kleinen Insel Vanikoro. Die einheimische Bevölkerung war noch im Besitz vieler Gegenstände der beiden Schiffe. Als die Neuigkeiten Europa erreichten, wurden zahlreiche, Authentizität vorgebende Schilderungen über den Verbleib der Mannschaft publiziert. Vorliegende Schrift ist eine der letzten Publikationen, die mit Enthüllungen aufzufahren versucht. Allerdings verarbeitet auch noch Jules Verne in seinem Roman "20.000 Meilen unter dem Meer" das Thema Jack London beschreibt in seinem Roman Jerry, der Insulaner einen Inselhäuptling der Salomonen, der den abgeschlagenen und nach Südseeart präparierten Kopf einiger der Expeditionsmitglieder besitzt und darüber Betrachtungen über den Tod anstellt. - Broschur fleckig und mit kleineren Randdefekten, am Rücken lädiert. Tls fleckig, einige Blätter stärker betroffen.

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        Gamonia or, The Art of Preserving Game.

      Rudolph Ackermann 1837 - Hardcover in original green leather binding, spine professionally rebacked retaining the original end papers (see pictures), frontispiece has been professionally reattached, previous owners name on front end paper which has been removed, edges rubbed and corners worn, gilt title on spine and framing on boards, all edges gilt, a tight and solid copy in Very Good condition. First edition, pp xiv, 208, 15 hand coloured plates, frontis and plates on pages 179 & 189 are missing tissue guards. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Preussen, in landschaftlichen Darstellungen, nach eigenen Zeichnungen in Stahl gestochen. Erster Band: Rügen, Pommern und Schlesien. (= alles Erschienene). Zweiter verbesserte Auflage.

      - Berlin, Ernst Siegfried Mittler, 1837 und 1841, Kl.-4°, 3 Blatt, 42 S. + 2 Blatt, 24 S. + 60 Stahlstichtafeln mit Ansichten (1 Tafel = Wappen), dunkelgrüner, goldgeprägter Original-Halbledereinband (etwas berieben, fast alle Tafeln im weißen Rand stockfleckig) *Die Tafeln zeigen Ansichten aus Rügen, Usedom, Ostpommern, Westpommern und Schlesien. (Mecklenburg-Vorpommern, Polen) [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Das Leben Jesu, kritisch bearbeitet.

      Tübingen, C.F. Osiander, 1837, 1836. - XX, 800; XII, 750 S. Einbände berieben und bestoßen. Rückenschilde mit Fehlstellen. Durchgehend etwas und stellenweise stärker fleckig. Titel von Bd. 1 mit überklebtem handschriftlichen Besitzereintrag. Einige Seiten eselsohrig, bzw. quetschfaltig. Dieses Buch gehört zu den Epochenwerken des 19. Jahrhunderts. Es brachte der Öffentlichkeit die Schärfe der modernen, historisch-philologisch sezierenden Bibelkritik schlagartig ins Bewußtsein und es vernichtete die akademische Karriere seines Verfassers. Sprache: Deutsch Gewicht in Gramm: 1100 19 x 13 cm, Halbleinen der Zeit und umlaufendem marmoriertem Schnitt Bd. 1 in 2. verbesserter Auflage, Bd. 2 in 1. Auflage. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        A Narrative of Missionary Enterprises in the South Sea Islands.

      2nd. thousand. London, Published for the author by J. Snow, 1837. XVIII + (2) + 589 pp. Frontispiece in colour. 1 folding map. 4 plates. Wood-engravings by G. Baxter. Contemporary full calf with 5 raised bands. Red title-label. Upper part of joints cracked. Frontispiece a little dampstained in upper margin. . .

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        Géométrie imaginaire.

      Berlin: Reimer, 1837. First edition, journal issue, of the first account of any part of Lobachevsky's revolutionary discovery of non-Euclidean geometry to be published in a Western European language. "The researches that culminated in the discovery of non-Euclidean geometry arose from unsuccessful attempts to 'prove' the axiom of parallels in Euclidean geometry. This postulate asserts that through any point there can be drawn one and only one straight line parallel to a given straight line. Although this statement was not regarded as self-evident and its derivation from the other axioms of geometry was repeatedly sought, no one openly challenged it as an accepted truth of the universe until Lobatchewsky published the first non-Euclidean geometry ... In Lobatchewsky's geometry an infinity of parallels can be drawn through a given point that never intersect a given straight line ... His fundamental paper was read to his colleagues in Kazan in 1826 but he did not publish the results until 1829-30 when a series of five papers appeared [in Russian] in the Kazan University Courier [O nachalakh geometrii, 1829-30]" (PMM). A work with the same title, Voobrazhaemaya geometriya, was published (in Russian) in 1835, but according to Sommerville (p. 28) this French version was "Written previous to the Russian paper bearing the same title, 1835". In it, "he built up the new geometry analytically, proceeding from its inherent trigonometrical formulas and considering the derivation of these formulas from spherical trigonometry to guarantee its internal consistency" (DSB). Lobachevsky shows that all the analytical and geometrical theorems in non-Euclidean geometry follow from these formulas. "In his early lectures on geometry, Lobachevsky himself attempted to prove the fifth postulate [i.e., the axiom of parallels]; his own geometry is derived from his later insight that a geometry in which all of Euclid's axioms except the fifth postulate hold true is not in itself contradictory. He called such a system "imaginary geometry," proceeding from an analogy with imaginary numbers. If imaginary numbers are the most general numbers for which the laws of arithmetic of real numbers prove justifiable, then imaginary geometry is the most general geometrical system. It was Lobachevsky's merit to refute the uniqueness of Euclid's geometry, and to consider it as a special case of a more general system. "In Lobachevskian geometry, given a line a and a point A not on it, one can draw through A more than one coplanar line not intersecting a. It follows that one can draw infinitely many such lines which, taken together, constitute an angle of which the vertex is A. The two lines, b and c, bordering that angle are called parallels to a and the lines contained between them are called ultraparallels, or diverging lines; all other lines through A intersect a. If one measures the distance between two parallel lines on a secant equally inclined to each, then, as Lobachevsky proved, that distance decreases indefinitely, tending to zero, as one moves farther out from A ... A comparison of Euclidean and Lobachevskian geometry yields several immediate and interesting contrasts [notably that] for all triangles in the Lobachevskian plane the sum of the angles is less than two right angles" (DSB). In Euclidean geometry the sum of the angles of a triangle equals two right angles, and in spherical geometry it is always greater. Of particular interest are the curves called 'horocycles.' These are the limiting curves of the circles that share a tangent at a given point, as the radius of the circles tends to infinity. In Euclidean geometry this limiting curve would be a straight line, but in Lobachevskian geometry it is a new kind of curve. By rotating the horocyle around the line perpendicular to the tangent, Lobachevsky obtained a 'horosphere' and he proved the remarkable fact that the geometry on a horosphere is Euclidean, so that Euclidean geometry is in a sense contained within non-Euclidean geometry. "Working from the geometry (and, hence, trigonometry) of the Euclidean plane on horospheres, Lobachevsky derived trigonometric formulas for triangles in the Lobachevskian plane ... Comparing these formulas with those of spherical trigonometry on a sphere of radius r, ... Lobachevsky discovered that the formulas of trigonometry in the space he defined can be derived from formulas of spherical trigonometry if the sides of triangles are regarded as purely imaginary numbers or, put another way, if the radius r of the sphere is considered as purely imaginary ... In this Lobachevsky saw evidence of the non-contradictory nature of the geometry he had discovered" (ibid.). Lobachevsky's first lecture on non-Euclidean geometry, "Exposition succincte des principes de la géométrie avec une démonstration rigoureuse du théorème des parallèles," was delivered (in French) to the Kazan department of physics and mathematics at a meeting held on 23 February 1826. French was the language of scientific discourse in Russia but Lobachevsky strongly advocated the use of the Russian language and published his first four works in his native tongue: O nachalakh geometrii (1829-30); Novye nachala geometrii s polnoi teoriei parallelnykh (1835-38); Voobrazhaemaya geometriya (1835); Primenenie voobrazhaemoi geometrii k nekotorym integralam (1836). With the exception of Voobrazhaemaya geometriya, these early Russian works on non-Euclidean geometry were not translated until the last years of the 19th century. Lobachevsky published a final summary work in Russian, Pangeometria, to mark the jubilee of the University of Kazan in 1855; this was translated into French in the following year. As we have already noted, according to Sommerville the offered work was written before Voobrazhaemaya geometriya. A comparison of this work with 'Géométrie imaginaire' shows that the former is not a straightforward translation of the latter, although the content of the two works is very similar. They deal only with Lobachevskian trigonometry, omitting the underlying synthetic geometry which had been treated in detail in O nachalakh geometrii, but giving applications to the computation of definite integrals. Lobachevsky's integrals represent areas of surfaces and volumes of bodies in two- and three-dimensional non-Euclidean space. Computing the area or the volume of the same object in different manners turns out to be an efficient way of finding attractive formulae for some definite integrals. But besides the intrinsic value of the results obtained, there are several reasons why Lobachevsky worked out these computations. First of all, using non-Euclidean geometry for the computation of integrals was a way of showing the usefulness of non-Euclidean geometry in another branch of mathematics, namely analysis. At another level, drawing consequences of the new axiom system, like finding values of known integrals using these new methods was a way of checking that the new geometric system was not self-contradictory. This was a major concern for Lobachevsky, which he addresses in the introduction to 'Géométrie imaginaire'. He writes that he feels that he was unable to deal with the subject in the necessary detail in O nachalakh geometrii. Many results were stated there without proof, and this may have led some readers to doubt the truth of his work. In this work he therefore retraces the path taken in the earlier work, but this time starting with the fundamental equations of Lobachevskian trigonometry and deriving their consequences in more detail than before. By doing so he hopes to put to rest any doubt that the assumptions on which his geometry rests could ever lead to a contradiction. "Lobachevsky's work was little heralded during his lifetime. M. V. Ostrogradsky, the most famous mathematician of the St. Petersburg Academy, for one, did not understand Lobachevsky's achievement, and published an uncomplimentary review of O nachalakh geometrii ("On the Principles of Geometry"); the magazine Syn otechestva soon followed his lead, and in 1834 issued a pamphlet ridiculing Lobachevsky's paper" (ibid.). "Lobachevsky was the son of Ivan Maksimovich Lobachevsky, a clerk in a land-surveying office, and Praskovia Aleksandrovna Lobachevskaya. In about 1800 the mother moved with her three sons to Kazan, where Lobachevsky and his brothers were soon enrolled in the Gymnasium on public scholarships. In 1807 Lobachevsky entered Kazan University, where he studied under the supervision of Martin Bartels, a friend of Gauss, and, in 1812, received the master's degree in physics and mathematics. In 1814 he became an adjunct in physical and mathematical sciences and began to lecture on various aspects of mathematics and mechanics. He was appointed extraordinary professor in 1814 and professor ordinarius in 1822, the same year in which he began an administrative career as a member of the committee formed to supervise the construction of the new university buildings. He was chairman of that committee in 1825, twice dean of the department of physics and mathematics (in 1820-1 and 1823-5), librarian of the university (1825-35), rector (1827-46), and assistant trustee for the whole of the Kazan educational district (1846-55). "In recognition of his work Lobachevsky was in 1837 raised to the hereditary nobility; he designed his own familial device (which is reproduced on his tombstone), depicting Solomon's seal, a bee, an arrow, and a horseshoe, to symbolize wisdom, diligence, alacrity, and happiness, respectively. He had in 1832 made a wealthy marriage, to Lady Varvara Aleksivna Moisieva, but his family of seven children and the cost of technological improvements for his estate left him with little money upon his retirement from the university, although he received a modest pension. A worsening sclerotic condition progressively affected his eyesight, and he was blind in his last years" (ibid.). See PMM 293; Norman I, 1379 [O nachalakh geometrii]; Sommerville p. 28. Pp. 295-320 and Plate II in Journal für die reine und angewandte Mathematik, Bd. 17. 4to (250 x 218 mm), pp. iv, 394 with three folding plates. Contemporary mottled boards with leather lettering-piece on spine (extremities a little rubbed).

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        El Instructor o repertorio de Historia, Bellas Letras y Artes. .

      1834-1837. . - Imp. Ackermann y Carlos Wood. Londres, Reino Unido. Col. Vol. I, año 1834; núms. 1al 12 ; Vol. II, año 1837; núms. 37 a 48. 2 Vol. . 376 pp. + 376 pp. pp. Cuarto Mayor. Media Piel. Hemeroteca / Revistas / Publicaciones , Historia de España (Ilustración), Historia de España (Siglo XIX), Siglo XIX . El Instructor fue el primer magazín ilustrado en lengua castellana de carácter enciclopédico. Editada en castellano en Londres por los madrileños José María Jimenez de Alcalá y continuada por Angel Villalobos. Muy representativa del espíritu de la época, contiene artículos de muy variadas temáticas, ilustrados con numerosos grabados. Presentamos el primer año completo y el cuarto completo. Este último presenta algunas restauraciones en sus páginas finales que no afectan a su legibilidad. .

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        AMERICAN ARCHIVES: FOURTH SERIES. VOLUMES I - VI. CONTAINING A DOCUMENTARY HISTORY OF THE ENGLISH COLONIES IN NORTH AMERICA, FROM THE KING'S MESSAGE TO PARLIAMENT, OF MARCH 7, 1774, TO THE DECLARATION OF INDEPENDENCE BY THE UNITED STATES

      M. St. Clair Clarke and Peter Force. Peter Force contemplated documenting the entire early history of the North American colonies, but only completed the volumes containing documents of the Revolutionary War period (the First, Second, Third and Sixth Series were never completed). This 6 volume set constitutes the Fourth Series. It was published from 1837 to 1846 and covers the period from the King's Message of March 7th, 1774 up to the Declaration of Independence. Volume I contains a folding facsimile of the signature page (only) of the Plan of Association adopted by Congress in October, 1774; Volume III has 6 maps in facsimile, 3 facsimile letters, and a facsimile of the Resolution of Secrecy adopeted by the Continental Congress on November 9, 1775; Volume VI has 2 facsimile letters and a facsimile Resolution of Independence. Complete in the 6 volumes which comprise the Fourth Series. Bound in neat library buckram over paper-covered boards. Several hinges have been repaired with Japanese tissue, and there is evidence of dampstain to Volume II. Deaccessioned from the Free Circluating Library of New Brunswick with inked stamps in each volume (one facsimile is stamped). Sabin 25053. (Sabin 25053).

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        1837 Original Manuscript document by the London, Worcester, Rugby and Oxford Railway, concerning a planned extension of the Railway Line from Dudley to Wolverhampton in the West Midlands ( Staffordshire )

      Unpublished Manuscript, Wolverhampton 1837 - This is a fascinating original Manuscript document by the London, Worcester, Rugby and Oxford Railway, concerning a planned extension of the Railway Line from Dudley to Wolverhampton in the West Midlands ( Staffordshire ) there are no handwritten dates within the document but it has been written on Handmade Afonwen Mill paper watermarked 1837 the document consists of a folded sheet of paper titled on the front and a folding hand drawn map showing the proposed route of the line and a handwritten key to the map, the document measures 13 inches by 8 inches approx., the folding map measures 30 inches by 10 inches approx., some mild creasing else in good condition A RARE ORIGINAL MANUSCRIPT DOCUMENT AND MAP OF PLANS TO BUILD A RAILWAY LINE BETWEEN DUDLEY AND WOLVERHAMPTON Size: Folio - over 12" - 15" tall [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        \"Aussicht vom Peissenberg\". Schönes Panorama mit Blick vom Ammersee ins Lechtal und die Schweizer Alpen, im Vordergrund Haus und Kapelle sowie Personenstaffage.

       Kol. Lithographie von Gustav Kraus, 1837, 13 x 48 cm. Pressler 262; Lentner 9799. - Blatt VI aus der 1837 bei Fr. Sauer erschienenen Folge \"Alpenblumen\". - Mit ausführlichen Erklärungen der Berggipfel, Orte und Flüsse über und unter dem Bild. Feines Kolorit. Versand D: 6,00 EUR BAYERN, Oberbayern

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        Eigenh. Brief mit U.

      Wien, 7. I. 1837. - 1 S. 8vo. An einen Wiener Redakteur. "So eben erfahre ich, daß Sie an dem morgen stattfindenden Konzerte auch Antheil nehmen. Herr A. Müller wollte wissen, wie hoch sich die Unkosten des Transportes und Stimmen meines Fortepiano belaufen, Sie wollen die Güte haben selben zu sagen, daß ich mir ein Vergnügen daraus mache das Instrument ganz gratis hinzustellen nachdem es zu einem so edlen Zwecke gilt. Finden Sie es der Mühe werth in Ihrem geschätzten Blatte etwas über dieses mein neustes Product etwas näheres anzuführen so bittet Sie darum [ ] Carl Stein | Wollen Sie mich Ihrer mir so werthen Fräulein Tochter bestens empfehlen. Wann dürfte ich wohl das Glück haben Ihre [!] schöne Kunst bewundern zu können?" - Mit kleinem Ausriß des linken oberen Rands (lose beiliegend). - Aus der Autographensammlung von Eduard Fischer von Röslerstamm mit dessen eh. beschriebenem Archivzettel.

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        Catalogo generale dei libri italiani vendibili da Gio. Silvestri in Milano. Corsia del Duomo n. 994

      Tip. Silvestri, 1837. 19 cm, copertina originale con incisione che riproduce l'ingresso della libreria-stamperia di Giovanni Silvestri, p. (4); 524, vignetta incisa al frontespizio, qualche brunitura

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        Dom mit Porträt vom Bischof Johannes Geissel im Vordergrund ('Johannes Geissel, Bischof zu Speier, coresp. Mitglied der k. Akademie der Wissenschaften zu München, Mitglied des historischen Vereins der Pfalz. Geboren am 5t. Februar 1796. - Zum Priester geweiht d. 22t. August 1818. - Zum Bischof nominirt d. 20t. September 1836. - Praeconisirt d. 10t. May 1837. - Confecrit d. 13t. August 1837. - Inthronisirt d. 30t. August 1837.').

      - Lithographie v. Kauffmann n. Wüst b. J. Velten in Karlsruhe, n. 1837, 46,5 x 32 Johannes Baptist Jacob von Geissel (* 5. Februar 1796 in Gimmeldingen, heute Neustadt an der Weinstraße; 8. September 1864 in Köln), geadelt 1839, war Kardinal (Papst Pius IX. ernannte ihn am 30. September 1850 zum Kardinal) und von 1845-64 Erzbischof des Erzbistums Köln.

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        Précis du systeme, des progres et de l'état de l'instruction publique en Russie.

      Warsaw: de l'imprimerie de la Banque de Pologne,, 1837. Rédigé d'après des documens officiels. Octavo. Contemporary orange glazed boards patterned in emulation of finely diced leather, smooth spine gilt banded and decorated with centre tools and gothic roll tools, blind decorative leaf border on sides, gilt edges. Bookplate of the Sekundogenitur (Secondary School), Dresden. A little wear to extremities of binding, scattered light foxing. A remarkably good copy. First edition, followed by Polish and German translations (Warsaw: S. Orgelbrand, 1838; Breslau: W. G. Korn, 1841). Alexandre de Krusenstern (1807-1888) - russified as Aleksandr Ivanovich - described on the title page as chamberlain to the tsar, was the son of Admiral Adam Johann von Krusenstern, who led the first Russian circumnavigation of the globe. The Précis du systeme received a glowing review in The Athanaeum and a lengthy assessment in The British and Foreign Review (1839): "The object of this work is twofold; to enlighten Europe with respect to the erroneous opinions generally entertained by foreigners of the state of civilization in Russia, and to demonstrate the gradual advancement which is, we are told, shortly to place that country upon a level with the most leading nations". Murray's Handbook for 1839 described it as "an interesting account of the proceedings of the Russian Academy [of Sciences], for the last few years, with the particulars of the expeditions that have been sent into various parts of Russia". Krusenstern was a member of the Council for Public Education in the Kingdom of Poland and opens his account with an overview of Russian state education, from parish schools to universities; other chapters are devoted to military, mining and medical schools and institutions devoted to particular groups, such as the German, Tartar and Jewish communities. Decidedly uncommon commercially and Copac locates copies at only three British and Irish institutional libraries (British Library, Leeds, University College London), OCLC adds some 20 copies worldwide. This is a particularly attractive copy in an unusual, perhaps de luxe, binding.

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        Traité des maladies de la Moelle épinière, Contenant l"histoire anatomique, physiologique et pathologique de ce centre nerveux chez l"homme.

      Paris: Méquignon-Marvis père et fils, 1837 - Troisième édition, revue, corrigée et augmentée, 2 volumes in-8; T.I: viii, 550p. T.II: [iv], 616p.; 4 planches lithographiées dépliantes. Reliure d"époque en demi-veau glacé havane (signée A. Molinié), dos lisse orné de fers romantiques, minime départ de fente en pied du mors supérieur T.I., quelques frottis, mais un bon exemplaire. L"un des premiers traités de neurologie moderne. Edition la plus complète et la seule comportant 4 planches dépliantes. Né à Angers en 1796, Ollivier fut pionnier dans la matière en composant ce traité exclusivement consacré à la pathologie médullaire. Il utilisa pour la première fois le nom de "syringomyélie" pour décrire une pathologie particulière de destruction progressive de la moelle épinière. Le terme apparaît pour la première fois dans la seconde édition de cet ouvrage, publiée en 1827 (la première édition de 1824 ne comporte qu"un volume). (Voir O. Walusinski, Journal of Neurology). [Attributes: Signed Copy; Soft Cover]

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        Narrative of an expedition into the interior of Africa, by the River Niger, in the steam-vessels Quorra and Alburkah, in 1832, 1833, and 1834.

      London Bentley 1837 - First edition. 2 volumes, 8vo., map and 6 engraved plates (spotted), including frontispieces, contemporary straight-grained calf gilt, morocco lettering-pieces, marbled edges, a very handsome set. Laird was the founder on the famous shipbuilders and the Alburkah, built by his yard, was the first iron vessel to make an ocean voyage; the purpose of this expedition was the commercial development of the recent discoveries by the brothers Lander of the River Niger. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        The Book of the New Moral World, Containing the Rational System of Society, Founded on Demonstrable Facts, Developing the Constitution and Laws of Human Nature and of Society

      H. Robinson & Co., Glasgow 1837 - 7 5/8 x 4 5/8 inches, xx, 75 pages, original yellow printed wrappers, small hole in front wrapper, moderate soiling to wrappers, uncut edges, housed in cloth slipcase and chemise, This pamphlet is from The Book of the New Moral World, which was originally published in 7 parts between 1836-1844, by the famous utopian socialist Robert Owen (1771-1858). edition. Very good. [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        Signed Manuscript Assessment, Written at the Onset of the Panic of 1837, Concerning the Ethics and Obligations of the Mechanics' and Manufacturers' Bank in Trenton, which Had Been Established Less Than Three Years Earlier, by William Halsted.

      Trenton [New Jersey], 8 June 1837. , 1837. Manuscript signed discourse written at the onset of the Panic of 1837, concerning the ethics and obligations of the Mechanics' and Manufacturers' Bank in Trenton which had been established less than three years earlier, by respected Trenton attorney and Whig politician William Halsted (1794-1878) who had recently been elected a Member of the United States Representatives to represent New Jersey, signed and dated in the original by the author. 8vo. 8 pages in manuscript, penned recto and verso, each leaf affixed to the next with two spots of glue to upper margin, measuring approximately 20 x 25 cm, and featuring an embossed cameo of a three-masted barque. Some creasing, otherwise in very good condition. At the request of the Directors of the Mechanics' and Manufacturers' Bank of Trenton, from a legal standpoint, Halsted answers three specific questions regarding the bank's refusal (inability) to redeem paper currency into specie (silver or gold coins). His erudite assessment surely resulted in careful deliberation by the members of the board, while it provides for us now a scarce period perspective of the historic financial crisis. Halsted's discourse is dated 8 June 1837. A financial assessment of the Mechanics' and Manufacturers' Bank in Trenton was reviewed at the Legislature's General Assembly of 24 October 1837. Following the publication of a detailed banking statement, as seen in the volumes of the Legislature, the State Gazette of 22 December 1837 published this remark, "The condition of The Mechanics Bank is now before the Community and it is proved to be worthy of great confidence." William Halstead (1794-1878) was an American Whig Party politician who represented New Jersey at large in the United States House of Representatives from 1837-1839. Halstead was elected as a Whig to the Twenty-Fifth United States Congress (4 March 1837 to 3 March 1839). . Signed. Manuscript.

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        Précis du systeme, des progres et de l'état de l'instruction publique en Russie. Rédigé d'après des documens officiels.

      Warsaw: de l'imprimerie de la Banque de Pologne, 1837 - Octavo. Contemporary orange glazed boards patterned in emulation of finely diced leather, smooth spine gilt banded and decorated with centre tools and gothic roll tools, blind decorative leaf border on sides, gilt edges. Bookplate of the Sekundogenitur (Secondary School), Dresden. A little wear to extremities of binding, scattered light foxing. A remarkably good copy. First edition, followed by Polish and German translations (Warsaw: S. Orgelbrand, 1838; Breslau: W. G. Korn, 1841). Alexandre de Krusenstern (1807-1888) - russified as Aleksandr Ivanovich - described on the title page as chamberlain to the tsar, was the son of Admiral Adam Johann von Krusenstern, who led the first Russian circumnavigation of the globe. The Précis du systeme received a glowing review in The Athanaeum and a lengthy assessment in The British and Foreign Review (1839): "The object of this work is twofold; to enlighten Europe with respect to the erroneous opinions generally entertained by foreigners of the state of civilization in Russia, and to demonstrate the gradual advancement which is, we are told, shortly to place that country upon a level with the most leading nations". Murray's Handbook for 1839 described it as "an interesting account of the proceedings of the Russian Academy [of Sciences], for the last few years, with the particulars of the expeditions that have been sent into various parts of Russia". Krusenstern was a member of the Council for Public Education in the Kingdom of Poland and opens his account with an overview of Russian state education, from parish schools to universities; other chapters are devoted to military, mining and medical schools and institutions devoted to particular groups, such as the German, Tartar and Jewish communities. Decidedly uncommon commercially and Copac locates copies at only three British and Irish institutional libraries (British Library, Leeds, University College London), OCLC adds some 20 copies worldwide. This is a particularly attractive copy in an unusual, perhaps de luxe, binding. [Attributes: First Edition]

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        The POSTHUMOUS PAPERS Of The PICKWICK CLUB: Containing a Faithful Record of the Perambulations, Perils, Travels, Adventures and Sporting Transactions of the Corresponding Members. Edited by "Boz."

      Philadelphia: Carey Lea & Blanchard, 1837. 1st US edition (Smith AMERICAN, pp. 39 - 46). Original drab paper-wrapped boards over deep rose-colored cloth spines, with printed paper title labels. Most volumes cocked to varying degrees. Part I cloth abraded at top of rear joint, with some loss. Stain to Part I front board, which is ex-lib, with 19th C bookplate to front paste-down & faint circular stamp in p. 5 top margin. 1876 poi to ffep. Slight gutter break prior to p. 5. Parts II & III with labels mostly worn away. Part IV with rear joint cloth spliting along rear joint up from bottom. A Good set.. 5 volumes. Part I: [v] - xii, [13] - 219, [1], 8, 4 pp. Publisher adverts the last 13 pages. 12mo. 7-5/8" x 4-3/8" 'Part I', issued November 1836, of this eventual 5 volume set issued by CLB, with 'Part 5' published in December 1837. The first printing of the initial part somewhat uncommon in the trade, with Patten recording a print run of just 1500cc.

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        A volume of contemporary newspaper clippings, pamphlets and broadsheet publications relating to The Edgware Road Murder of 1837.

      London: various publishers,, 1837. Quarto (305 x 180 mm), approximately 100 leaves of clippings, articles and pamphlets mounted on wove paper. Recent brown cloth, dark brown skiver label lettered in gilt. Some wood-engraved illustrations. A few closed-tears to newspaper clippings otherwise in very good condition. A fascinating assemblage of printed material relating to the cause celebre of 1837, the brutal murder and dismemberment, on Christmas Eve 1836, of Hannah Brown by James Greenacre (1785-1837), forever after known as The Edgware Road Murderer. This collection was compiled by someone eagerly following the case and attests to the grip that it exerted on the public mind: at the time of the trial ephemera of all sorts poured onto the market and after his execution "plays based on the Edgware Road murder were given in the penny theatres and an effigy of Greenacre was made for Madame Tussaud's waxwork exhibition" (ODNB). Included here are the scarce Paddington Murder Sheet - a lurid "special" issued by The Weekly Chronicle - and other decidedly uncommon pieces, including Fairburn's comprehensive coverage of the trial and an issue of The New Doctor, with the front page given over to the phrenological aspect of the Greenacre case. "About September 1836, when living at 6 Carpenter's Buildings, Camberwell, Greenacre advertised in The Times for a partner to provide £300 for the commercial exploitation of his washing machine [which he had designed and built while living in the United States]; it was answered by a washerwoman named Hannah Brown. She was the widow of a shoemaker, Thomas Brown, who had met his death at sea when he left her to go to America. She stated that she had just the sum of money Greenacre was looking for, and a marriage between them was arranged for Christmas day 1836 in St Giles, Camberwell. On 24 December, when she joined him at his house, he murdered her. He cut up the body and disposed of the pieces in various localities round London, where they began to be found later in December, the head, for example, in the Regent's Canal at Stepney [the torso was discovered at the exotically named Pineapple Gate, Edgware Road, giving the case its soubriquet]. Inspector Feltham was put in charge of the case and on 24 March 1837 arrested Greenacre, who was preparing to sail for America, at St Alban's Place, Kennington Road. With him was also arrested his mistress, Sarah Gale: Hannah Brown's earrings were found in Gale's possession. Greenacre, who was by now aged fifty-one or fifty-two, of middle height and stout build, was visited in prison by members of parliament and noblemen. The trial at the central criminal court, at which Greenacre appeared clad in a blue coat, a fancy waistcoat, and a black stock, lasted two days, 10 and 11 April 1837, and both defendants were convicted and sentenced to death. Greenacre insisted that Gale had not known about the murder, to which he ultimately admitted, and her sentence was commuted to transportation for life to Australia, where she died in 1888. Greenacre tried to hang himself in his cell, and spent his time writing many letters and explanatory documents. He was hanged on 2 May 1837 in front of Newgate, the execution being witnessed by at least 20,000 persons who gathered over two days; a fairground atmosphere prevailed, with prize-fighters sparring under the gallows to keep the crowd amused. Greenacre showed great self-possession and strength of nerve on the scaffold, where he asked, 'Don't leave me too long in the concourse and make the rope tight'. Back in Newgate, Greenacre's head was shaved for examination by phrenologists before he was buried in the prison. He was survived by four of his children. Plays based on the Edgware Road murder were given in the penny theatres and an effigy of Greenacre was made for Madame Tussaud's waxwork exhibition. Greenacre's death mask, made on 4 May 1837 by J. Miller of Theobald's Road, later became an exhibit in New Scotland Yard's Black Museum, along with handwritten notes which he passed to his counsel during the trial" (ibid.). Contents: "Frontispiece" of a Gothic archway printed on purple paper (probably cut from the front wrapper of a periodical). Autograph letter signed: "Sunday eve[ning] Dear Crow, I send you some Greenacreiana which I saved while cutting out some dramatic scraps – I also send a Satirist [a weekly London scandal sheet] & an Age [another weekly] not having time to clip you out the other tidbits concerning the great Criminal. Pray keep the dramatic bits of both for me. Yours ever Moor(?) [and addressed at the foot to:] Jim Crow Esq". An interesting contemporary letter addressed joshingly to "Jim Crow Esq" – Thomas Dartmouth Rice, the American blackface performer and originator of the persona of "Jim Crow", had performed to enthusiastic audiences in London in 1836. Approximately 45 pages of contemporary newspaper clippings relevant to the case, dated in a contemporary hand. The Edgware-Road Tragedy. Fairburn's Edition of the Trials of Greenacre & Gale, for the Horrible Murder and Mutilation of Hannah Brown; including the evidence at full length, the judge's charge to the jury, and sentence of the prisoners; with the Life of Greenacre, written by himself. London: J. Fairburn, [1837]. 64 pp., Copac locates just two copies in British and Irish institutional libraries (Wales, Royal College of Physicians); OCLC cites seven more (Stanford, Library of Congress, Trial Court Law Library, Wayne State, University of Minnesota, Duke, University of Memphis). Lives of the Most Notorious Highwaymen, Footpads and Murderers, issues 49-53 and 55 (presumably all those concerning this case) [London: Edward Lloyd, 1837]. Wood engraving to each part. The New Doctor, a Medical, Philosophical, and Literary Magazine. No. 48. [London: B.D. Cousins, 1837]. 8 pp. (paginated 377-384); wood engravings accompanying "phrenological description of the head of James Greenacre, the Murderer". Martin's Annals of Crime; or, New Newgate Calendar, and General Record of Tragic Events, including Ancient and Modern Modes of Torture, etc., issues 61-67 and 69. [London: William Mark Clark, 18370. Wood engraving to each part. The Paddington Murder Sheet. With twelve engravings. Being the Trial of James Greenacre, for the Horrible Murder and Mutilation of Hannah Brown; and of Sarah Gale, his Accomplice, for being accessory to the said Murder – A full, correct, and copious Report taken from The Weekly Chronicle Newspaper. Price 2d. London: The Weekly Chronicle, [1837]. Folio, 4 pp. divided into two sections and tipped-in. Wood engravings of Greenacre, the severed head of Brown, and Gale and her young son; also Greenacre's house and individual rooms (including the "room where the horrible mutilation was committed"), scenes where the body parts were discovered, a view of the interior of the Central Criminal Court during the trial, and Greenacre "taking notes at his examination before the magistrate's at Marylebone police-office". A unique collection covering one of the most shocking murder cases of the 19th century and of particular interest for the light that it sheds on the "exploitation of violent crime" in the contemporary print media (L. Perry Curtis, Jr., Jack the Ripper and the London Press, Yale 2001, pp. 67-68).

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        Wiener Zeitschrift für Kunst, Literatur, Theater und Mode 1837. 1.-4. Quartal in 2 Bänden

      Wien: Friedrich Witthauer 1837 - Gedruckt bei Anton Strauß's Witwe, kompletter Jahrgang 1837 der damals 3 x wöchentlich erscheinenden Zeitschrift (Dienstags, Donnerstags, Samstags), insgesamt 156 Nummern (vom 3. Jänner bis 30. Dezember 1937), mit kritischen Beurteilungen der in Wien aufgeführten Theaterstücke, mit Gedichten, biographischen Skizzen, Reiseberichten, Nekrologen, Erzählungen, Fortsetzungsromanen und Novellen, Literaturblättern, Artikeln über bildende Kunst, Modeberichte usw. und Kupferstiche, beide Bände HLDr. der Zeit mit Rückengoldprägung, insgesamt 1248 Seiten mit allen 52 kolorierten Modebildern (Wiener Moden) und 8 unkolorierten Tafeln (4 Wagenbilder, 4 Meuble-Formen), 14 x 22 cm, Deckel abgeschürft (vor allem an den Kanten), Deckelecken bestoßen, Rücken oben eingerissen, Rückenschildchen teilweise gelöst und abgerissen, innen einige Tafeln leicht gebräunt, sonst schön erhalten, altersgemäß sehr guter Zustand. Book Language/s: de [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        A volume of contemporary newspaper clippings, pamphlets and broadsheet publications relating to The Edgware Road Murder of 1837.

      London: various publishers, 1837 - Quarto (305 x 180 mm), approximately 100 leaves of clippings, articles and pamphlets mounted on wove paper. Recent brown cloth, dark brown skiver label lettered in gilt. A few closed-tears to newspaper clippings otherwise in very good condition. Some wood-engraved illustrations. A fascinating assemblage of printed material relating to the cause celebre of 1837, the brutal murder and dismemberment, on Christmas Eve 1836, of Hannah Brown by James Greenacre (1785-1837), forever after known as The Edgware Road Murderer. This collection was compiled by someone eagerly following the case and attests to the grip that it exerted on the public mind: at the time of the trial ephemera of all sorts poured onto the market and after his execution "plays based on the Edgware Road murder were given in the penny theatres and an effigy of Greenacre was made for Madame Tussaud's waxwork exhibition" (ODNB). Included here are the scarce Paddington Murder Sheet - a lurid "special" issued by The Weekly Chronicle - and other decidedly uncommon pieces, including Fairburn's comprehensive coverage of the trial and an issue of The New Doctor, with the front page given over to the phrenological aspect of the Greenacre case. "About September 1836, when living at 6 Carpenter's Buildings, Camberwell, Greenacre advertised in The Times for a partner to provide £300 for the commercial exploitation of his washing machine [which he had designed and built while living in the United States]; it was answered by a washerwoman named Hannah Brown. She was the widow of a shoemaker, Thomas Brown, who had met his death at sea when he left her to go to America. She stated that she had just the sum of money Greenacre was looking for, and a marriage between them was arranged for Christmas day 1836 in St Giles, Camberwell. On 24 December, when she joined him at his house, he murdered her. He cut up the body and disposed of the pieces in various localities round London, where they began to be found later in December, the head, for example, in the Regent's Canal at Stepney [the torso was discovered at the exotically named Pineapple Gate, Edgware Road, giving the case its soubriquet]. Inspector Feltham was put in charge of the case and on 24 March 1837 arrested Greenacre, who was preparing to sail for America, at St Alban's Place, Kennington Road. With him was also arrested his mistress, Sarah Gale: Hannah Brown's earrings were found in Gale's possession. Greenacre, who was by now aged fifty-one or fifty-two, of middle height and stout build, was visited in prison by members of parliament and noblemen. The trial at the central criminal court, at which Greenacre appeared clad in a blue coat, a fancy waistcoat, and a black stock, lasted two days, 10 and 11 April 1837, and both defendants were convicted and sentenced to death. Greenacre insisted that Gale had not known about the murder, to which he ultimately admitted, and her sentence was commuted to transportation for life to Australia, where she died in 1888. Greenacre tried to hang himself in his cell, and spent his time writing many letters and explanatory documents. He was hanged on 2 May 1837 in front of Newgate, the execution being witnessed by at least 20,000 persons who gathered over two days; a fairground atmosphere prevailed, with prize-fighters sparring under the gallows to keep the crowd amused. Greenacre showed great self-possession and strength of nerve on the scaffold, where he asked, 'Don't leave me too long in the concourse and make the rope tight'. Back in Newgate, Greenacre's head was shaved for examination by phrenologists before he was buried in the prison. He was survived by four of his children. Plays based on the Edgware Road murder were given in the penny theatres and an effigy of Greenacre was made for Madame Tussaud's waxwork exhibition. Greenacre's death mask, made on 4 May 1837 by J. Miller of Theobald's Road, later became an exhibit in New Scotland Yard's Black Museum, along with handwritten notes wh

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        The French Revolution

      London: James Fraser,, 1837. A History. In three volumes. 3 volumes, large duodecimo (190 x 115 mm). Later 19th-century green cross-grain half morocco, flat bands with gilt rules either side to spines, second and fourth compartments gilt-lettered direct, comb-marbled sides, edges sprinkled brown, orange endpapers. Each volume with 20 leaves of lined paper bound in to the rear (mainly left blank), and assiduous though unobtrusive annotations to the margins and terminals blanks (and the rear pastedown of vol. 1), mainly in pencil, with occasional dates in ink, all in a neat 19th-century hand; 2 sheets of note paper annotated in the same hand are laid in to vols. 1 and 2. Extremities and joints rubbed, stripping to morocco on vol. 3 front board, faint spotting to pastedowns and endpapers, tan-burn to the latter from turn-ins, mild ink-staining to vol. 1 p. 356, browning to gutter of vol. 2 pp. 236-7, probably from a page-marker. A very good copy. First edition, one of 1,000 copies printed, this copy without the terminal advert leaf in volume 2, but retaining all the half-titles. "Carlyle wrote his French Revolution as a secular 'tract for the times' and as a warning for his compatriots of the frightful consequences of materialism, utilitarianism and democracy. Scottish puritanism and German romanticism were his lodestars; 'History is the essence of innumerable biographies' was his historical creed. The result is not a work of scholarship but a prose epic, teeming with colourful scenes of dramatic events and imaginative portraits of the leading revolutionaries. The book at once captured the English-speaking world, and has, outside France, moulded popular conception of the French revolution down to the present day" (PMM). The profuse annotations in this copy neatly demonstrate this influence.

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        Le illusioni perdute nuove scene della vita di provincia di De Balzac

      Presso Ant. Fort. Stella e Figli - Milano, 1837. ITALIANO 0,04 Tascabile della prima metà dell'800 in stato discreto, coperta illustrata in cartoncino, alcuni segni del tempo, scritta a penna su piatto inferiore. fioritura sparsa, tagli, irregolari e con barbe, poco bruniti, pagine discretamente conservate, cerniera allentata. Su frontespizio timbro ex libris "Dott. Angelo Troisi".VII volume della collana Piccola Biblioteca di Gabinetto ossia di amena lettura tanto tradotte che originali - Serie V. Solo Volume I. USATO

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        PEISSENBERG., "Aussicht vom Peissenberg". Schönes Panorama mit Blick vom Ammersee ins Lechtal und die Schweizer Alpen, im Vordergrund Haus und Kapelle sowie Personenstaffage.

      Kol. Lithographie von Gustav Kraus, 1837, 13 x 48 cm. Pressler 262 Lentner 9799. - Blatt VI aus der 1837 bei Fr. Sauer erschienenen Folge "Alpenblumen". - Mit ausführlichen Erklärungen der Berggipfel, Orte und Flüsse über und unter dem Bild. Feines Kolorit. BAYERN, Oberbayern

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        Songs &c., chiefly by German Composers. With English Words by James van Sommer, by whom also the Music was ruled and transcribed". / 19th century Manuscript by british composer James van Sommer with transcriptions of German Lieder in poetry form and score. Marvellous original manuscript with early transcriptions into english of some unusual composers. The manuscript in a beautiful and steady hand in ink/ Originales Manuskript von Transkriptionen teilweise ungewoehnlicher Lieder deutscher und europaeischer Komponisten des spaeten 18. und fruehen 19.Jahrhunderts. Wundervolle, sehr akkurate Handschrift.

      [England, possibly Hoxton], James van Sommer, 1837. - Octavo. 157 pages. Modern, unsophisticated Hardcover with new endpapers. Excellent condition.

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        THE POSTHUMOUS PAPERS OF THE PICKWICK CLUB

      London: Chapman and Hall, 1837. First Edition, With Early Issue Points. Octavo, 609 pages; VG; Bound in dark green leather, spine has burgundy label and gilt lettering; spine sun-faded slightly; boards have a blind-stamped border, gilt rectangle within; all edges of text block gilt; gilt board edges, turn-ins; marbled endpapers; age-toning to pages; some foxing to plates; Has two of the seven Smith points: Page 342, line 5: "S. Veller" uncorrected, Page 432, headline: "F" in "OF" imperfect; illustrated title page and frontispiece; mild shelfwear and rubbing; shelved case 4. Dupont.

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        Nineteenth Century American Artist's Sketchbook, Containing Pencil Drawings and Watercolors

      Boston, late 1800s. Hardcover. Very Good+. Dark grey mottled cloth over boards, backed in black leather, "Sketch Book" stamped in gilt on upper board; oblong, 140 x 94 mm; approx. pp. 100, a mix of pale blue, pale grey, and dark grey leaves. Contains 25 pencil sketches and 4 watercolors, all landscapes -- mountains, forests, coastal towns. The front paste-down bears a sticker from Frost & Adams Artists Materials, 37 Cornhill, Boston. Also on the front paste-down, the ownership signature and address of George E. [Edward] Niles (1837-1898), a lithographer and painter who kept a studio in Jackson, New Hampshire, where he exhibited the works of many other artists. His wife was the heiress Adams of the Nickel Bank of Boston, and he was in no need of money, so he rarely sold his paintings, and rarely signed his works. He exhibited at the Boston Art Club from 1873 to 1877. SOLD WITH a small oil painting (108 x 73 mm) of a sailboat at sunset, initialed RC, and very pretty.

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        THE POSTHUMOUS PAPERS OF THE PICKWICK CLUB

      London: Chapman and Hall, 1837. First Edition, With Early Issue Points. Octavo, 609 pages; VG; Bound in dark green leather, spine has burgundy label and gilt lettering; spine sun-faded slightly; boards have a blind-stamped border, gilt rectangle within; all edges of text block gilt; gilt board edges, turn-ins; marbled endpapers; age-toning to pages; some foxing to plates; Has two of the seven Smith points: Page 342, line 5: "S. Veller" uncorrected, Page 432, headline: "F" in "OF" imperfect; illustrated title page and frontispiece; mild shelfwear and rubbing; shelved case 4. Dupont.

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        Monthly Diary of a 19th Century Gentleman Photographer.

      1837-1911 61pp ms. on 31 folio leaves, 160pp of ornate German colour-printed calendars with 60pp completed in ms., two folding plates; the odd spot but otherwise internally clean. Attractively bound in early 20th century tree calf, bordered & lettered in gilt, spine dec. in gilt with raised bands; sl. rubbing to hinges, corners, & head of spine.William Maskell, 1814-1890, was a churchman and liturgical scholar who famously - after becoming the domestic chaplain of Henry Phillpotts, Bishop of Exeter - left the Church of England and converted to Catholicism. Following his conversion, Maskell bought The Castle Bude in Cornwall where he lived as a country gentleman and antiquary, becoming a fellow of the London Society of Antiquaries and amassing a large collection of books, carved ivories, and enamels, which were later sold or donated to the British and South Kensington Museums. This diary was written by one of William's three sons, Alfred Ogle Maskell, 1845-1912, a gentleman photographer, lecturer, and art historian. He was one of the founding members of the 'Linked Ring' brotherhood - a society devoted to excellence in photography - and was included in Frederick Hollyer's Portraits of Many Persons of Note, which the V&A describes as 'a pictorial Who's Who of late Victorian and Edwardian celebrities'. The diary begins with 3pp in which Alfred summarises his father's diary entries from the years 1837-1886, and includes entries on the death of William's first wife (Alfred's mother), when he bought three coconut cups in Bristol for £27, when they celebrated mass at Bude for the first time since the Reformation, and when he bought The Castle Bude and Woodleigh with 900 acres.The rest of the diary covers significant dates in Alfred's life from 1861 until 1911, including the dates his brother William leaves for and returns from New Zealand and the ships he travels on, Alfred's extensive travels in Paris, Brussels, St Petersburg, Moscow, Constantinople, Melbourne, Cairo, Geneva, Athens, as well as numerous places in the U.K. Alfred notes that on December 30, 1887 he had several guests including 'Miss Nightingale to dinner', that he 'experimented with new camera' on May 1, 1889, that his book Ivories the catalogue raisonné of the works of Raphael Morgan, was published on May 25, 1905. He also mentions camera club meetings, conferences, lectures, dinners, balls, and various events he attends as well as bicycle rides he goes on. In snippets only a few words long, this diary captures the essence of the busy life of a late Victorian society figure, from misadventures which include a 'canoe accident' and when he was 'laid up with a scalded foot', to high points like the day the '1st photographic salon opened,' and the evening of (famed impressionist photographer) 'George Davison's great dinner party at the Hotel Russell'.

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        The French Revolution. A History. In three volumes.

      London: James Fraser, 1837 - 3 volumes, large duodecimo (190 x 115 mm). Later 19th-century green cross-grain half morocco, flat bands with gilt rules either side to spines, second and fourth compartments gilt-lettered direct, comb-marbled sides, edges sprinkled brown, orange endpapers. Each volume with 20 leaves of lined paper bound in to the rear (mainly left blank), and assiduous though unobtrusive annotations to the margins and terminals blanks (and the rear pastedown of vol. 1), mainly in pencil, with occasional dates in ink, all in a neat 19th-century hand; 2 sheets of note paper annotated in the same hand are laid in to vols. 1 and 2. Extremities and joints rubbed, stripping to morocco on vol. 3 front board, faint spotting to pastedowns and endpapers, tan-burn to the latter from turn-ins, mild ink-staining to vol. 1 p. 356, browning to gutter of vol. 2 pp. 236-7, probably from a page-marker. A very good copy. First edition, one of 1,000 copies printed, this copy without the terminal advert leaf in volume 2, but retaining all the half-titles. "Carlyle wrote his French Revolution as a secular 'tract for the times' and as a warning for his compatriots of the frightful consequences of materialism, utilitarianism and democracy. Scottish puritanism and German romanticism were his lodestars; 'History is the essence of innumerable biographies' was his historical creed. The result is not a work of scholarship but a prose epic, teeming with colourful scenes of dramatic events and imaginative portraits of the leading revolutionaries. The book at once captured the English-speaking world, and has, outside France, moulded popular conception of the French revolution down to the present day" (PMM). The profuse annotations in this copy neatly demonstrate this influence. Dyer p. 85; Printing and the Mind of Man 304; Tarr A8.1. [Attributes: First Edition]

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        Evenings with Prince Cambaceres, Second Consul, Arch-Chancellor of the Empire, Duke of Parma.

      London, Henry Colburn, 1837. Two volumes, 8vo. Contemporary maroon full morocco, ornamented and lettered in gilt, all edges gilt; pp. xi, 403; xi, 396, two engraved portraits; light wear to extremities, hinges a little weakened, ocaasional spotting; otherwise a clean and fresh set. First edition in English. Jean-Jacques-Regis de Cambacérès was a French legal expert during the Revolutionry 1790s and under Napoleon. He is mainly responsible for the Code Napoléon, which shaped laws and costitutions in Europe. He had been closely associated with Napoleon and was instrumental in the 18th Brumaire of 1799, overthrowing the Directoire. Cambacérès is credited with de-criminalizing homosexuality in Frence, which is not true, despite the fact that he almost openly lived as a homosexual.

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        Das Siebengebirge und seine Umgebungen nach den interessanteren Beziehungen dargestellt. Mit zwei geognostischen illuminierten Gebirgscharten, zwei Profilen und vier Ansichten.

      Crefeld, J.H. Funcke, 1837 - X, 266 S. Engelmann II, 950. – Mit Ansichten von Godesberg, Rolandseck/Nonnenwerth, Heisterbach sowie "Trachyt Steinbruch im Stenzelberge", nach Zehler von C. Kramer. – Selten. Ehemaliges Bibliotheksexemplar. Einband leicht beschabt. Innen gut. Sprache: Deutsch Gewicht in Gramm: 500 Kl.-8°. Halbleineneinband der Zeit mit marmoriertem Überzugspapier und grünem Farbschnitt. [Attributes: First Edition]

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        Posthumous Papers of the Pickwick Club

      An Exceptionally Tall CopyDICKENS, Charles. The Posthumous Papers of the Pickwick Club. With Forty-Three Illustrations, by R. Seymour and Phiz. London: Chapman and Hall, 1837.First edition in book form. Errata uncorrected. Octavo (8 5/8 x 5 1/2 inches; 222 x 140 mm). [4], xvi, 609 pp. Including the half title. With forty-three inserted plates by Seymour, Buss and 'Phiz'. With the Seymour and Buss plates, and with the 'Phiz' plates from early steels. Frontispiece and engraved title in the second state. None of the illustrations are captioned but all are signed. Some lower margins remain uncut.20th-century full red morocco with a gilt medallion portrait of Dickens to front and gilt facsimile signature to rear. Spine compartments paneled and decorated in gilt, gilt spine lettering. Gilt board edges and turn ins. Marbled endpapers. Top edge gilt. Minimal foxing. Text and plates generally very clean. Overall, a near fine, and exceptionally tall, copy of this early title."From a literary standpoint the supremacy of this book has been... firmly established... It was written by Dickens when he was twenty-four and its publication placed the author on a solid foundation from which he never was removed.... It is quite probable that only Shakespeareís Works, the Bible and perhaps the English Prayer Book, exceed "Pickwick Papers" in circulation" (Eckel, 17). "Never was a book received with more rapturous enthusiasm than that which greeted the Pickwick Papers!" (Allibone I:500). Pickwick would be the first volume in which Dickens was acknowledged as the author, rather than using his pen name, "Boz."Gimbel A15. Hatton and Cleaver. Smith, Dickens, I, 3.HBS 67903.$2,000

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        The Legal Obligations of the New Mechanics Bank of Trenton, New Jersey

      Trenton [New Jersey], 8 June 1837. Manuscript signed discourse written at the onset of the Panic of 1837, concerning the ethics and obligations of the Mechanics' and Manufacturers' Bank in Trenton which had been established less than three years earlier, by respected Trenton attorney and Whig politician William Halsted (1794-1878) who had recently been elected a Member of the United States Representatives to represent New Jersey, signed and dated in the original by the author. 8vo. 8 pages in manuscript, penned recto and verso, each leaf affixed to the next with two spots of glue to upper margin, measuring approximately 20 x 25 cm, and featuring an embossed cameo of a three-masted barque. William Halstead (1794-1878) was an American Whig Party politician who represented New Jersey at large in the United States House of Representatives from 1837-1839, and again from 1841 to 1843. Halstead graduated from Princeton College in 1812, studied law, and was admitted to the bar in 1816. He commenced practice in Trenton, New Jersey and soon earned a reputation as being one of the city's most distinguished lawyers. He was appointed reporter of the New Jersey Supreme Court on 23 November 1821, and served until 1832. He served as prosecuting attorney for Hunterdon County from 1824-1829 and again from 1833-1837. He published seven volumes of "Halstead's Law Reports". Halstead was elected as a Whig to the Twenty-Fifth United States Congress (4 March 1837 to 3 March 1839). He was again elected to the Twenty-seventh Congress (4 March 1841 to 3 March 1843), serving as chairman of the United States House Committee on Elections. Upon leaving congress, President Zachary Taylor appointed him the title of U.S. Attorney for the District of New Jersey, a role in which he served from 1849 to 1853. He raised the 1st New Jersey Volunteer Cavalry during the American Civil War, and served as its colonel until February 18, 1862. He retired from public life and spent the remainder of his life in Trenton. At the request of the Directors of the Mechanics' and Manufacturers' Bank of Trenton, from a legal standpoint, Halsted answers three specific questions regarding the bank's refusal (inability) to redeem paper currency into specie (silver or gold coins). His erudite assessment surely resulted in careful deliberation by the members of the board, while it provides for us now a scarce period perspective of the historic financial crisis. At the time, the bank's president was William Grant, its board of directors consisted of James Hoy, Ralph H. Shreve, William White, George Dill, Charles G. Green, Edward Waterman, Samuel I. Emley and Samuel Evans, and the cashier was Charles Parker. It is interesting to note that just prior to the crisis at hand, the town of Trenton was in a period of unusual prosperity, with factories, mills, and other buildings being erected throughout. In September 1836 the bank in question had also decided to construct a new building, approved by William Grant, who had become president in April 1837. Completion of the bank, unfortunately, was followed by a season of much financial distress. Halsted's discourse is dated 8 June 1837. A financial assessment of the Mechanics' and Manufacturers' Bank in Trenton was reviewed at the Legislature's General Assembly of 24 October 1837. The results of the investigation were submitted to William Pennington, Governor of the State of New Jersey, on 19 December 1837. Details are published in the "Votes and Proceedings of the Sixty-Second General Assembly of the State of New Jersey." While documentation reveals that this bank, like so many others, found itself unable to honor their notes in specie, the general public of Trenton believed in the stability of the Mechanics Bank and its directors. Perhaps also, the bank was in better condition than others. Following the publication of a detailed banking statement, as seen in the volumes of the Legislature, the State Gazette of 22 December 1837 published this remark, "The condition of The Mechanics Bank is now before the Community and it is proved to be worthy of great confidence." Halsted introduces the purpose of his work: "The following questions have been submitted to me on behalf of the Mechanics and Manufacturers Bank at Trenton, for my opinion." "First. Has the said Bank forfeited its charter by refusing to redeem in specie or other lawful money its bills or notes during the regular hours of doing business?" "Second. Can the Bank after such refusal to redeem its notes in specie lawfully discount paper, make contracts or transact its ordinary business as a banking institution? "Third. Should such refusal to redeem its notes in specie be declared by a competent tribunal a cause of forfeiture; and a judgment of such tribunal be rendered accordingly, would the acts contracts or proceedings of the Bank between the time of the commission of the act so adjudged a cause of forfeiture, and the time of the rendition of the said judgment be valid?" In response to the first question, he opines, doubtless to the Bank's distress, that "the neglect or refusal of the Bank to redeem in specie or other lawful money the notes of Bills issued by the Corporation, is a lawful cause of forfeiture." He clarifies that the failure merely exposes the Bank to proceedings which "may" result in "a judgment of forfeiture against it." On the second matter, he refers to "the language of the highest judicial authority, Chancellor Williamson, in the case of the Morris Canal and Banking Company, and the Society for Establishing the Useful Manufacturers." He goes on to quote Williamson's statement which explains that a corporation's failure to fulfill contractual obligations does not necessitate its extinction, and that it can continue operations. He provides further evidence for the same conclusion, stating, "This opinion of Chancellor Williamson is in accordance with the opinion of Chancellor Kent in the case of Slee against Bloom [New York City, 1822]... that a forfeiture of corporate rights must be judicially ascertained and declared, and that corporate power which may have been abused or abandoned cannot be taken away..." Finally, he turns to the late "Chief Justice Parsons one of the ablest Common Law Lawyers that ever sat upon a bench in the country"... and a trial between the Commonwealth of Massachusetts and the Unions Insurance Company, of which Parsons said, "An information for the purpose of dissolving the Corporation or of seizing its franchises cannot be prosecuted but by the authority of the Commonwealth to be exercised by the Legislation or by the Attorney or Solicitor General under its direction..." Perhaps most significantly, he confirms that "The decisions of the Supreme Courts of New York Connecticut Pennsylvania and Virginia are all in accordance with the opinions above cited." To the great relief of the Directors of the Mechanics' and Manufacturers' Bank of Trenton, he applies the aforementioned legal opinions, to conclude as follows: "... the Bank may, after its refusal to redeem its notes in specie, lawfully discount, and make contracts and pursue its ordinary business as a banking institution... the State only can prosecute for a forfeiture, and may waive the prosecution if it desires; it would be impossible for an individual against whom the bank might bring an action for the recovery of a debt or demand due to it, to set up as a defence that the bank had forfeited its charter... the judgement would therefore precisely be the same in such is case as if no such cause of forfeiture had ever existed... This principle is fully recognized in the case of the Chester Glass Company against Dewey in 16 Massachusetts reports... that the defendant cannot refuse payment for goods sold because the Company were prohibited from trading..." Again favourable for the New Jersey banking institution, his answer to the third issue at hand is rather encouraging, considering the economic crisis and recession that had only just begun. He concludes, "I am clearly of the opinion, that the acts and contracts of the Bank will remain valid and obligatory until the judgment of forfeiture is finally pronounced. Such judgement will not have a retrospective operation... But it will have the effect of preventing the Bank suing in its Corporate name... The judgment operating only for the future all prior acts of the Bank will remain valid." During the great Panic of 1837, most or all banks had insufficient specie to redeem the paper notes which they had issued as currency. On 10 May 1837, banks in New York City, for example, suspended specie payments, meaning that they would no longer redeem commercial paper in specie at full face value. In the spring of 1837 all banks in New Jersey suspended specie payments, resulting in much financial distress for civilians, and in some cases bankruptcy. An act of the Legislature of New Jersey was passed on 11 November 1837, only a few months after this discourse was made, to investigate all banks in the State, titled "An Act to provide for an investigation of the condition of the banks in this state and for other purposes." Other States had similar Acts in place. Following these investigations, the Financial Register of the United States reported that the twelve banks of the State of New Jersey held a combined aggregate of $217,178.71 in specie (actual gold or silver coins), and combined liabilities of $1,137,117.73 in various forms.] As predicted in Halsted's "Opinion" discourse, by a vote of 32 to 17, the New Jersey House of Assembly passed a bill relieving the banks from a forfeiture of their charters, despite not redeeming their notes in specie. As in the examples above, Halsted quotes relevant pronouncements of Chancellor Isaac Halstead Williamson of New Jersey, Chancellor James Kent of New York City, and late Chief Justice Theophilus Parsons of Massachusetts. Isaac Halstead Williamson (1767-1844) was an American politician who served as the eighth Governor of New Jersey from 1817 to 1829. As part of his duties as governor, he served as the judge of the Prerogative Court of New Jersey. He was subsequently Mayor of Elizabethtown, New Jersey, from 1830 to 1833. At the same time, in 1831 and 1832, he was elected to represent Essex County as a member of the New Jersey Legislative Council (now known as the New Jersey State Senate). Despite holding these political offices Williamson continued to practice law. In 1844, he was unanimously elected to be President of the convention that framed the revised New Jersey State Constitution. However, his poor health prevented him from fulfilling this role, and the same year he died. James Kent (1763-1847) was a jurist whose decisions and written commentaries shaped the inchoate common law in the formative years of the United States, and also influenced jurisprudence in England and other common-law countries. He became a justice of the New York Supreme Court in 1798, chief justice of that tribunal in 1804. Serving as chancellor of the New York Court of Chancery (then the highest judicial office in New York) from 1814 to 1823, he is said to have made equity jurisprudence effective for the first time in U.S. legal history. As professor at law, judge and commentator, Kent relied as much as possible on the old English law. Theophilus Parsons (1750-1813) was an American jurist. He served as Chief Justice of the Supreme Judicial Court of Massachusetts from 1806 until his death in Boston in 1813. In politics, he was active as one of the Federalist leaders in the state. Parsons was a member of the state constitutional convention of 1779-1780 and one of the committee of twenty-six who drafted the constitution. He was also a delegate to the state convention of 1788 which ratified the Federal Constitution. According to tradition, he was the author of the famous Conciliatory Resolutions, or proposed amendments to the constitution, which did much to win over Samuel Adams and John Hancock to ratification. His Commentaries on the Laws of the United States (1836) contains some of his more important legal opinions. All three of these men were held in the highest regard, often summoned and respected for their legal opinions. The Mechanics' and Manufacturers' Bank in Trenton was founded in 1834. Situated on the southwest corner of King (now Warren) Street and Second (now State) Street, it replaced the handsome and iconic eighteenth-century home of John Dagworthy which was demolished to erect the bank. It was in the stately home, two years earlier on 23 December 1832, that a large assembly of citizens was held to petition the Legislature for the chartering of the Mechanics and Manufacturers Bank. On 10 January of the year following, a bill was introduced in the House of General Assembly to incorporate the Mechanics and Manufacturers Banking and Insurance Company of Trenton. The bank petition was defeated by the legislators late in the ensuing month. Demand for additional banking facilities continued, however, and during the summer which followed, petitions were circulated and signed in Trenton and its surroundings, "praying for the establishment of the Mechanics and Manufacturers Bank." These petitions were given to Edward S. McIlvaine and were presented to the House of Assembly on 23 October 1833, only to be denied once more on 22 January 1834. However, the opposition did not discourage the business and professional men of Trenton in favor of the Mechanics Bank, who immediately reassembled their forces to dispute the decision, the day after their bill was defeated. It is interesting to note, that the men chosen to appear before the House and ask for reconsideration of the charter measure, were the city's most eminent lawyers, General Samuel R. Hamilton and William Halsted who wrote the present document. These men of the Bar were reinforced by Charles Parker, state treasurer. The appeal had its result as the bill was reconsidered and next day was adopted by a vote of 33 to 16. The measure was then sent to the Senate where on Wednesday, February 19, 1834, it was adopted by a vote of 9 to 4, immediately becoming a law under the caption "An Act to Incorporate the Mechanics and Manufacturers Bank at Trenton." Finally, on 25 September 1834, the Mechanics and Manufacturers Bank was opened for business. Contemporary to the present document: In September 1836 the board decided to build on the corner of the property and contracted with Joseph Witherup for a two-story brick structure at a cost of $3,500. William Grant, who became president in April 1837, supervised the project. Just previous to the decision to build the new bank the people of Trenton experienced a period of unusual prosperity. As one writer put it, "substantial and elegant buildings were going up in all parts of the city," with "seven factories in full operation and two other mills being built." Completion of the bank, unfortunately, was followed by a season of much financial distress and specie payment was suspended all over the country. The stability of the Mechanics Bank and the good work of its officers and directors was apparent, according to contemporary sources, for the State Gazette of 22 December 1837 made this comment, following the publication of a detailed banking statement: "The condition of The Mechanics Bank is now before the Community and it is proved to be worthy of great confidence." The Mechanics and Manufacturers Bank in Trenton would survive the ensuing period of economic depression which struck the whole nation, and continue operating until 1919.

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        Vice President Richard M. Johnson's personal autograph ledger book with hundreds of signatures of Senators, Supreme Court Justices, Presidents, and more

      Washington, D.C., 1837. hardcover. very good(-). Museum-quality offering of Vice President Richard M. Johnson's personal autograph ledger book -- 87 leaves consisting of over 290 signatures, assembled during his tenure in office, 1837 - 1841, and containing most of the signatures of the 27th Congress, five United States Presidents, the complete Van Buren Cabinet, six Supreme Court Justices, and virtually every major national political figure of the era. More importantly, this book is a virtual roll call of the very Senators who elected him Vice President of the United States! And it must not be forgotten that this was the only time in the history of this county that such an event took place. Johnson's ownership signature is boldly written on the blank page following the publisher's indentation with the very next page consisting of Martin Van Buren and his complete Cabinet. The next two pages comprise sitting Supreme Court Justices James M. Wayne, Philip P. Barbour, John McKinley and John Catron. From this point Johnson has divided the book by States, with each respective Senators signing first, followed by members of the House of Representatives, on their designated pages. In addition to Van Buren, some of the more familiar names include John Quincy Adams, Franklin Pierce, James Buchanan, Millard Fillmore, Roger Taney (Chief Justice), Daniel Webster, Henry Clay, John C. Calhoun, Thomas H. Benton, Levi Woodbury Henry A. Wise, William A. Graham, John J. Crittenden, John W. Crockett (Son of Davie Crockett who died at age 44), John Forsyth, Caleb Cushing, Francis Granger, Joel Roberts Poinsett, Henry D. Gilpin, James K. Paulding, Robert M.T. Hunter, John N. Niles, William Smith, Henry Hubbard, J.C. Bates, J.W. Huntington, Joseph Trumbull, Thomas Clayton, Richard H. Bayard, and William C. Preston. Condition: The covers have been strengthened and reinforced. The binding appears tight with only the two center pages loosened. All signatures are boldly written and are generously spaced. Very good(-) condition. Museum-quality offering of Vice President Richard M. Johnson's personal autograph ledger book -- 87 leaves consisting of over 290 signatures, assembled during his tenure in office, 1837 - 1841, and containing most of the signatures of the 27th Congress, five United States Presidents, the complete Van Buren Cabinet, six Supreme Court Justices, and virtually every major national political figure of the era. More importantly, this book is a virtual roll call of the very Senators who elected him Vice President of the United States! And it must not be forgotten that this was the only time in the history of this county that such an event took place. Johnson's ownership signature is boldly written on the blank page following the publisher's indentation with the very next page consisting of Martin Van Buren and his complete Cabinet. The next two pages comprise sitting Supreme Court Justices James M. Wayne, Philip P. Barbour, John McKinley and John Catron. From this point Johnson has divided the book by States, with each respective Senators signing first, followed by members of the House of Representatives, on their designated pages. In addition to Van Buren, some of the more familiar names include John Quincy Adams, Franklin Pierce, James Buchanan, Millard Fillmore, Roger Taney (Chief Justice), Daniel Webster, Henry Clay, John C. Calhoun, Thomas H. Benton, Levi Woodbury Henry A. Wise, William A. Graham, John J. Crittenden, John W. Crockett (Son of Davie Crockett who died at age 44), John Forsyth, Caleb Cushing, Francis Granger, Joel Roberts Poinsett, Henry D. Gilpin, James K. Paulding, Robert M.T. Hunter, John N. Niles, William Smith, Henry Hubbard, J.C. Bates, J.W. Huntington, Joseph Trumbull, Thomas Clayton, Richard H. Bayard, and William C. Preston. Condition: The covers have been strengthened and reinforced. The binding appears tight with only the two center pages loosened. All signatures are boldly written and are generously spaced. Very good(-) condition.American military officer and Vice-President of the United States. During the Battle of the Thames, October 5th 1813, he was severely wounded while killing the Indian Chief Tecumseh. In 1836 he was nominated for Vice President on the ticket with Martin Van Buren, but he failed to receive a majority of the Electoral vote. Instead, he became the only Vice President ever elected by the United States Senate by a vote of 33 to 16, on February 8, 1837. During his four years in office, Johnson broke 17 tie votes, a record exceeded by only one of his Vice-Presidential successors.

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        The Story of the Three Bears.

      London: Porter and Wright, 60 Pall-Mall, 1837. Hardcover. Good. vi, 29pp [10] leaves of plates. Bound in original decorative paper covered boards and illustrated with 10 wood engraved plates. The book has had a new spine added as the original was nonexistent. The boards are soiled and rubbed/worn at extremities, the rear cover having some juvenile ink marks. Most of the pages inside have minor foxing and marks as this was a favorite childrens story. One of the plates has a light ink mark in the image. Someone has written !!!Alas!!! on the final page. Not a great copy but a very scarce book of a much loved fairy tale. Please note the binding appears to have originally been as a hard back, myself and the conservator agreed on this. The only copy on COPAC has paper wrappers only. The editions found on the Toronto library web site from the Osbourne collection, one has been rebound later, another copy is also bound in paper wrappers. The publisher may have sold the book either as a bound hard copy or in original paper wrappers. This is the first collected edition of this early version of Goldilocks and the Three Bears. It original appeared in print in Volume Four of The Doctor, 1837, by Robert Southey. The first illustrated version of The Three Bears story with text by George Nicol appeared that Christmas. In 1841, Nicols version was re-issued by Wright with two additional tales: The Wolf and the Seven Kids ( a tale from Brothers Grimm read by Great Bear. Having wished the story to become more widely known, Southey was pleased with the success of Nicols version. Surviving copies of any early edition are quite scarce. Any text of the story dated before 1850 is a rare and desirable possession (Quayle, 73.)Originally accepted as an invention by Southey, the tale almost certainly has an oral history that predates The Doctors 1837 publication. In 1951 a manuscript entitled The Story of the Three Bears related appeared. It was dated September 1831, written and illustrated by Eleanor Mure and presented to her nephew Horace Broke as a birthday gift. Although traditional versions make the storys porridge thief a fox, both Mures and Southeys tales make their thief a heroine, a disagreeable old woman. By 1850, the intruder appears for the first time as a little girl named Silver Hair; and in 1868, Golden hair. The first use of the name Goldilocks, which is now universally attached to the story occurs in Old Nursery Stories and Rhymes, published 1904. See Muir, 124; Qualye, 73; Carpenter & Prichard, 524.

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        Vice President Richard M. Johnson's personal autograph ledger book with hundreds of signatures of Senators, Supreme Court Justices, Presidents, and more

      Washington, D.C., 1837. hardcover. very good(-). Museum-quality offering of Vice President Richard M. Johnson's personal autograph ledger book -- 87 leaves consisting of over 290 signatures, assembled during his tenure in office, 1837 - 1841, and containing most of the signatures of the 27th Congress, five United States Presidents, the complete Van Buren Cabinet, six Supreme Court Justices, and virtually every major national political figure of the era. More importantly, this book is a virtual roll call of the very Senators who elected him Vice President of the United States! And it must not be forgotten that this was the only time in the history of this county that such an event took place. Johnson's ownership signature is boldly written on the blank page following the publisher's indentation with the very next page consisting of Martin Van Buren and his complete Cabinet. The next two pages comprise sitting Supreme Court Justices James M. Wayne, Philip P. Barbour, John McKinley and John Catron. From this point Johnson has divided the book by States, with each respective Senators signing first, followed by members of the House of Representatives, on their designated pages. In addition to Van Buren, some of the more familiar names include John Quincy Adams, Franklin Pierce, James Buchanan, Millard Fillmore, Roger Taney (Chief Justice), Daniel Webster, Henry Clay, John C. Calhoun, Thomas H. Benton, Levi Woodbury Henry A. Wise, William A. Graham, John J. Crittenden, John W. Crockett (Son of Davie Crockett who died at age 44), John Forsyth, Caleb Cushing, Francis Granger, Joel Roberts Poinsett, Henry D. Gilpin, James K. Paulding, Robert M.T. Hunter, John N. Niles, William Smith, Henry Hubbard, J.C. Bates, J.W. Huntington, Joseph Trumbull, Thomas Clayton, Richard H. Bayard, and William C. Preston. Condition: The covers have been strengthened and reinforced. The binding appears tight with only the two center pages loosened. All signatures are boldly written and are generously spaced. Very good(-) condition. Museum-quality offering of Vice President Richard M. Johnson's personal autograph ledger book -- 87 leaves consisting of over 290 signatures, assembled during his tenure in office, 1837 - 1841, and containing most of the signatures of the 27th Congress, five United States Presidents, the complete Van Buren Cabinet, six Supreme Court Justices, and virtually every major national political figure of the era. More importantly, this book is a virtual roll call of the very Senators who elected him Vice President of the United States! And it must not be forgotten that this was the only time in the history of this county that such an event took place. Johnson's ownership signature is boldly written on the blank page following the publisher's indentation with the very next page consisting of Martin Van Buren and his complete Cabinet. The next two pages comprise sitting Supreme Court Justices James M. Wayne, Philip P. Barbour, John McKinley and John Catron. From this point Johnson has divided the book by States, with each respective Senators signing first, followed by members of the House of Representatives, on their designated pages. In addition to Van Buren, some of the more familiar names include John Quincy Adams, Franklin Pierce, James Buchanan, Millard Fillmore, Roger Taney (Chief Justice), Daniel Webster, Henry Clay, John C. Calhoun, Thomas H. Benton, Levi Woodbury Henry A. Wise, William A. Graham, John J. Crittenden, John W. Crockett (Son of Davie Crockett who died at age 44), John Forsyth, Caleb Cushing, Francis Granger, Joel Roberts Poinsett, Henry D. Gilpin, James K. Paulding, Robert M.T. Hunter, John N. Niles, William Smith, Henry Hubbard, J.C. Bates, J.W. Huntington, Joseph Trumbull, Thomas Clayton, Richard H. Bayard, and William C. Preston. Condition: The covers have been strengthened and reinforced. The binding appears tight with only the two center pages loosened. All signatures are boldly written and are generously spaced. Very good(-) condition. American military officer and Vice-President of the United States. During the Battle of the Thames, October 5th 1813, he was severely wounded while killing the Indian Chief Tecumseh. In 1836 he was nominated for Vice President on the ticket with Martin Van Buren, but he failed to receive a majority of the Electoral vote. Instead, he became the only Vice President ever elected by the United States Senate by a vote of 33 to 16, on February 8, 1837. During his four years in office, Johnson broke 17 tie votes, a record exceeded by only one of his Vice-Presidential successors.

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        Voyages et aventures du capitaine Bonneville. A l'ouest des Etats-Unis d'Amérique, au-delà des montagnes Rocheuses

      - Charpentier, Paris 1837, In-8 (13x21cm), 328pp. et 348pp., 2 volumes reliés. - Edition. Leganti in marmo periodo di cartone marrone. indietro liscio. parti del titolo e il numero del volume adornate con pelle blu. Tracce di attrito in tappi, bit e angoli. lentiggini pallide sparse, soprattutto nei margini. Nizza copia. - [FRENCH VERSION FOLLOWS] Edition originale, rare. Reliures en cartonnages brun marbré d'époque. Dos lisses. Pièces de titre et de tomaison ornés de maroquin marine. Traces de frottements en coiffes, mors et coins. Rousseurs pâles éparses, principalement dans les marges. Bel exemplaire. En 1835, Washington Irving fit la connaissance d'un militaire d'origine française revenu après 3 ans d'une expédition dans l'ouest, par delà les montagnes Rocheuses. A l'aide de ses conversations et de son manuscrit composé de nombreuses notes, l'auteur écrivit ce récit de voyages. Les premiers chapitres font état de la situation des compagnies commerciales américaines et de leurs relations avec l'ouest. Le reste est occupé par la relation de l'expédition du capitaine Bonneville et de ses 110 hommes. On y trouvera de nombreux récits sur les chasses aux bisons, les tribus indiennes (corbeaux noirs, ours blanc) et notamment sur Tueur de daims, le fameux héros de la trilogie de Fenimore Cooper, notamment dans son roman le plus célèbre : Le dernier des Mohicans. NB : Cet ouvrage est disponible à la librairie sur demande sous 48 heures.

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        Homöopathische Heilversuche an Pferden. Von einem Laien. 2. ganz umgearb. Aufl.

      Magdeburg, W. Heinrichshofen, 1837. - XXXVIII, 295 S., 8°, Marmorierter Pappband d. Zt. mit Rückenschild (= Homöopathische Heilversuche an kranken Hausthieren. Erster Brief [von 3]: Heilung der Pferde). - Gegenüber der ersten Auflage (1835) wesentlich erweitert; es erschienen noch zwei weitere Bde. zu Rindern (1836) u. Schafen (1843). Obwohl sich der Verfasser als "Laie" bezeichnet, muss er tiefe Kenntnisse in der veterinär-homöpathischen Tierheilkunde besessen haben (u.a. erwähnt er die isopathischen Mittel nach Hering u. Lux). Mit einem alphabetisch geordneten Verzeichnis der vorkommenden Arzneien u. der behandelten Krankheiten im Anhang. - Einband tlw. beschabt u. berieben, sonst ein sehr gutes Expl. - Selten.

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