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        The Natural History and Antiquities of Selborne... A new edition; with notes, by Edward Turner Bennett, esq.

      J. and J. Arch; Longman and Co; Baldwin and Cradock et al. 1837. 8vo. Victorian green morocco, elaborate gilt foliate borders to sides, spine with raised bands, gilt panels and lettering, gilt turn ins, all edges gilt; pp. xxiv + 640, 46 illustrations, extra-illustrated with 83 tipped in engravings taken from Yarrell's British Birds and Fish, Thomas Bell's British Quadrupeds and Jenyn's 1843 edition of Selborne, manuscript copy of Bernard Barton's poem "Selborne" bound in ; spine a little sunned, very occasional spots, very good. Provenance: half title with ownership inscription of John Martin "in remembrance of/ the Editor", with Martin's bookplate to front pastedown. Also bound in are letters to Martin from John Joseph Bennett, the editor's brother, and Thomas Bell, the naturalist. There is also a newspaper cutting tipped in discussing the sale of Gilbert White's house, which, as a manuscript note attests, was bought by Bell, and to the verso of the half-title a manuscript copy of of Bell's account of the death of Edward Turner Bennett taken from his British Quadrupeds. First printing of Edward Turner Bennett's edition. This unique copy is a lovely memento of a particular set of important British naturalists. The identity of John Martin is uncertain, but he was clearly well acquainted with Edward Turner Bennett, effectively the founder of the Zoological Society of London who died in 1836 just before his edition of Selborne was published. As John Joseph Bennett's letter to Martin, dated Nov 24th 1836, shows, Martin made an important contribution to this book : "I have delayed returning your annotated White until I should be enabled to accompany it with the only appropriate thanks that I can offer in my brother's name... Pray accept the accompanying volume as a memorial of his friendship". The volume of Bennett's Selborne that his brother sent to Martin is, presumably, the same copy that we have here, having been extra-illustrated and handsomely rebound. John Joseph Bennett was himself an esteemed naturalist, a botanist who was secretary of the Linnean Society from 1840-60 and who, in the absence of Darwin and Wallace, read out their historic joint paper "On the the tendency of species to form varieties" to the Society in July 1858. Chairing that meeting as President was the zoologist Thomas Bell, who was clearly also a friend of the Bennetts and of Martin. His letter to Martin, dated only April 24, comes from White's cottage in Selborne and discusses the recipient's forthcoming membership of the Society for Promoting Christian Knowledge, of which Bell was a luminary. Bell's prominence in the SPCK may explain his repsonse to the Darwin-Wallce paper; his Linnean Society report for 1859 declared "The year which has passed has not, indeed, been marked by any of those striking discoveries which at once revolutionize, so to speak, the department of science on which they bear". John Martin's unique and splendid copy of this classic work has an emotional weight as a memorial to a naturalist who died at the age of only 39. It is also fascinating proof of how close knit the biological world was in the nineteenth century. Each individual naturalist depended on favours, friendship and gentlemen's agreements to swap resources, share information and even, in the case of Darwin and Wallace, announce world-changing theories. They also, clearly, regarded Gilbert White as the talisman of British natural history. His book is famously written in the form of letters to other naturalists, a further reminder of the collaborative nature of science; here, it is almost as if we see a continuing correspondence between the great man and the scientists who followed him, edited his work and bought his house.

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        ISARTAL. "Das obere Isarthal mit dem Karwendelgebirge". Blick von Nordosten auf Wallgau und Krün und die Gipfel des Karwendels, im Vgr. zweispänniger Planwagen.

      - Altkolorierte Lithographie von Gustav Kraus, 1837, 12,5 x 17 cm. Pressler 269. - Blatt XIII aus der 1837 bei Fr. Sauer erschienenen Folge "Alpenblumen". - Auf hellem Karton alt in Linienumrandung montiert. - Sehr feines altes Kolorit. [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        L'Italia e la Sicilia. Tradotte ed accresciute da A.F. Falconetti. Con note ed illustrazioni. Volume unico.

      - Venezia, Antonelli, 1837, in-8, mz. tela coeva, titolo oro, tagli azzurri, pp. [2], 720, 102. Con 196 tavole e 2 carte geografiche incise in rame. Due tavole con strappo da riparare. (Il frontespizio indica 202 tavole, ma il nostro esemplare sembra completo). [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Appendix to Mogg's Pocket Itinerary; Being a Description of the Rail Roads, at Present in Operation for the Conveyance of Passengers in Various Parts of the Kingdom.

      Published and sold by the proprietor, Edward Mogg, Office of Roads 1837 - 12mo. 12pp. Original printed green wrapps. Includes a time-table of the Grand Junction Railway. A few minor markings to covers, light wear to extremities. Contemporary owner's notes at rear. Faded library stamp to title and another clearer stamp to folding time-table at rear. A scarce and early - perhaps the earliest - general railway guide; the Grand Junction, Liverpool and Manchester, Pickering and Whitby, Leeds and Selby, Greenwich, London and Birmingham ("at present travellable only to Boxmoor") & Stockton and Darlington railways are all described. A Good+ copy. Not in Ottley. [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

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        Principles of Political Economy. 4 Parts in 3 vols. Part the First: Of the Laws of the Production and Distribution of Wealth. Part the Second: Of the Causes which Retard Increase in the Population of Wealth, and Improvement in the Physical and Moral Condition of Man. Part the Third: Of the Causes which Retard Increase in the Numbers of Mankind. Part the Fourt: Of the Causes which Retard Improvement in the Political Condition of Man.

      Philadelphia & London, 1837-1840. 3 volumes lex 8vo. Bound in three absolutely lovely, contemporary, uniform moiré-impressed dark brown full cloth bindings. The impressed pattern of the cloth varies on the three bindings, contributing to the charm of the set. Gilt lettering to spines. Very neatly and gently re-backed, barely noteceable, laying down the original cloth spines. Some brownspotting, mostly to end-papers and first and last leaves in each volume. (2), XVI, 342; VI, pp. (9) - 466; (6), 270 pp. - Fully complete, collation in accordance with Einaudi. ¶ The rare first edition of Carey's extremely influential main work, which was to become the standard representation of the American School of Economic Thought and the dominant theoretical work within political economy - it fact, it dominated the US economic system from the time of its appearance up until 1973. It "made the fundamental departure [from the British economic theorists] of declaring that land derives its value from the capital expended on it," (Dictionary of American Biography) and that the wages of the workers increase faster than the returns of capital, thereby lending towards "a progressive diffusion of wealth among the poorest classes of society." (Dictionary of American Biography). Today Carey is considered the most internationally influential political economist and social scientist produced in nineteenth-century America.In the present work Carey essentially advocates the laissez-faire economic theory which has become a fundamental system of the North American political economy. He controverts the views of Malthus, Ricardo, McCulloch, and Torrens. He rejects Ricardo's rent theory, while he sets forth his own redistribution theory, "which called for progressive dispersal of wealth among the poorest families in society" (Brennan, The Politics of National Capitalism, p. 136)."The scope of Carey's optimistic belief in a harmonious order gradually widened. In his Principles of Political Economy the landowner becomes part of the harmonious order, with his earnings depicted as a return on his capital rather than a gift of nature. Population growth does not disturb the harmony as it is restrained by social conditioning." (The New Palgrave,p. 370). Ironically, Carey later changed his view on political economy, leaning towards a more protectionist stand point, a viewpoint which greatly influenced President Abraham Lincoln.Carey's influence upon the US-economy and the entire North American political establishment cannot be overestimated. Henry Carey emerged as the senior, global strategist among American military and intelligence leaders and - more importantly - he served as chief economic advisor to Abraham Lincoln during his presidency. Carey advocated the continuance of Abraham Lincoln's Greenbacks policy of debt-free, government-issued money as a way of freeing America's economy from British capitalists, who sought to control America's wealth. Lincoln furthermore sought to thoroughly modernize the American economy, including banking and the railroads, by creating cooperation - not conflict as, seen with the socialists in Europe - between labour and capital and Carey became the economic theoretician to support these views. Carey's enormous influence extended across the Atlantic Ocean to several European countries, especially Germany, who rapidly changed into an industrial giant in the 1870'ies and benefitted from Carey's policies. "This German revolution was affected largely through the personal efforts of American economist Henry C. Carey, as Bismarck welcomed Carey's intervention to educate and help shape a German policymaking elite. Carey was world renowned as intellectual leader of the forces backing Abraham Lincoln's agenda: government Library of Congress credit and high tariffs to build railroads, mills, and mines. With the political power and prestige of the Union's Civil War victory behind them, and the amazing success of U.S. industrialization under protectionism, Carey and his allies were taking this nationalist program out to German, Russia, Japan and the rest of the world." (Chaitkin, How Carey and Bismarck Transformed Germany, p. 66)Schumpeter too was sympathetic toward Carey's thinking: "We may feel that the United States would be a happier place and would have attained a higher cultural level by now if a larger part of the country's energies had gone into other than business pursuits and if, in consequence, her industrial development had been slower. This, however, is a matter of personal evaluation and does not excuse us from recognizing that Carey's was a great vision and that, in most respects, this vision expressed adequately both the situation and spirit of the country. Moreover, we cannot excuse ourselves from recognizing that this vision was independent of its deplorable analytic implementation and capable of being implemented more satisfactorily." (Schumpeter, History of Economic Analysis, pp. 516-7.). "Especially popular in Europe, Principles was translated into Swedish and Italian as well as German, Japanese, Portuguese, and Russian and was reprinted numerous times throughout the nineteenth century" (Brennan, The Politics of National Capitalism, p. 136).Einaudi 888Goldsmith 29768Sabin 10836

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        The Floral Cabinet, and Magazine of Exotic Botany.

      London: William Smith, 1837-40 - Quarto, 3 volumes (267 x 212 mm). Contemporary red half calf, raised bands to spines lettered in gilt, compartments tooled with swirling pattern in gilt, gilt floral roll to red cloth sides, marbled endpapers. Slight rubbing to extremities, wear to tips. An excellent copy. 137 hand-coloured lithographic plates. First edition. The authors state that they were motivated to produce this volume because "a periodical which should give accurate, and at the same time, highly finished representations of such plants as are remarkable for their beauty, their rarity, or their peculiarity of structure, was a desideratum in botanical literature" (preface). Dunthorne 173; Great Flower Books p. 62; Nissen BBI 2229.

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        Autograph Music Quote Signed 1897

      French composer, organist and music teacher (1837-1924), large signed autograph music quote from Le Paradis Perdu (The Lost Paradise), a 4-part oratorio he composed in 1878 and won him a Prix de la ville de Paris. A great success in its time, the orchestral part of this oratorio has been lost. Music quote includes 4 bars from the 3rd part of this oratorio, with the voices of Adam and Eve and a solo cello. Size is 10 x 6.5 inches, inscribed, in excellent condition. A large, rare piece. Watch and listen a part of Le Paradis Perdu (Dubois):

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        RELATION DES SIEGES ET DEFENSES DE BADAJOZ, D OLIVENÇA ET DE CAMPO-MAYOR En 1811 et 1812, Par Les Troupes Françaises De L Armee Du Midi En Espagne, Sous Les Ordres De M. Le Marechal Duc De Dalmatie; Par Le .

      Chez Anselin, Libraire Pour L Art Militaire., Paris 1837 - Sigue titulo: .SECONDE EDITION, AUGMENTEE D OBSERVATIONS CRITIQUES, ET SUIVIE DÚN PROJET DE INSTRUCTION A L USAGE DES GOUVERNEURS DES PLACES FORTES. Agotada la primera Edicion de esta obra en 1825 , 12 años despues se publicó esta Segunda Edicion mucho mejor que la primera pues tiene cuatro bellos planos (planches) : 1º) Sitio de Olivenza; 2º) Sitio de Badajoz; 3º) Primera y Segunda Defensa de Badajoz (1811/1812) y el 4º con la Tercera Defensa de Badajoz (1812). Entendiendo "Sitio" como plaza asediada por franceses y "Defensa" como plaza defendida por ellos. Tirada de solo 300 ejemplares. La encuadernacion esta bien pero su lomo está fatigado pues no se tuvo en cuenta la inclusion de los planos, por lo que seria precisa una encuadernacion mejor. Ex-libris. Size: 14 X 23 Centimetros. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Codice civile per gli Stati di S. M. il Re di Sardegna.Torino, Stamperia reale, 1837.

      Torino, 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. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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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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        Poëmes antiques et modernes.

      - Paris, H. Delloye, V. Lecou, 1837 (1838 sur la couverture). In-8, VI-383-(1) pp., reliure plein maroquin (Paul Vié), dos et plats ornés, tête dorée, plats de couverture conservés (rares rousseurs). Ex-libris gravé : Rose Ney d'Elchingen. Exemplaire donné par Paul Bourget à Rose Ney d'Elchingen en janvier 1904 (ex-dono manuscrit). Sous une riche reliure de Paul Vié. * Voir photographies / See pictures. *** Membre du SLAM et de la LILA / ILAB Member. La librairie est ouverte du mardi au samedi de 14h à 19h. Si vous souhaitez passer à la librairie pour un livre, merci de nous prévenir au préalable, l'ensemble du stock visible en ligne n'étant pas immédiatement consultable. *** Langue : Français

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        COL. CROCKETT'S EXPLOITS AND ADVENTURES IN TEXAS: WHEREIN IS CONTAINED A FULL ACCOUNT OF HIS JOURNEY FROM TENNESSEE TO THE RED RIVER AND NATCHITOCHES, AND THENCE ACROSS TEXAS TO SAN ANTONIO; INCLUDING MANY HAIR- BREADTH ESCAPES; TOGETHER WITH A TOPOGRAPHICAL, HISTORICAL, AND POLITICAL VIEW OF TEXAS.

      London. 1837. - vii,152pp. Contemporary pebbled cloth, printed spine label. Some dampstaining to boards. Contemporary ownership inscription on first text leaf. Scattered light foxing. Very good. First English edition of this entertaining version of Crockett. Howes attributes this work to Richard Penn Smith. "Ingenious pseudo-autobiography, purportedly printed from the manuscript found with the baggage of a Mexican general slain at San Jacinto" - Howes. HOWES S654. GRAFF 3864. RAINES, p.57. SABIN 17566, 83778. STREETER TEXAS 1192.

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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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        Enormous Commemorative Saltglaze Jug (1819-1901, Queen of Great Britain)]

      1837 - finely moulded and elaborately designed, on one side is the young Queen, head and shoulders, in profile, on the other is her mother Mary Adelaide, nearly full face, both portraits are surrounded by garlands and the top of the jug is decorated with flowers, on the front is the Lion and Unicorn, 10 inches high, the handle has been professionally repaired at some time An extraordinary and rare commemorative. The jug is most unusually large and it is also uncommon to find commemoratives which not only show the young Queen but also her mother.

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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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        The Rivers of France, from Drawings by J.M.W. Turner

      Published for the Proprietor, by Longman, Rees, Orme, Brown, Green & Longman, London 1837 - 60 steel-engraved plates, including engraved title and two other vignettes; text in English and French. Full straight-grain dark red morocco by Root & Son, gilt rules on sides, a.e.g. Spine slightly faded, very minimal rubbing to extremities; light foxing. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard 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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        THE POSTHUMOUS PAPERS OF THE PICKWICK CLUB

      Chapman and Hall, London 1837 - 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. [Attributes: First Edition; 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. 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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