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        The Posthumous Papers of the Pickwick Club.

      London: Chapman and Hall,, 1837. Octavo (220 × 140 mm). Finely bound in green crushed half morocco, title and compartments to spine gilt, gilt rules to covers, green cloth sides, marbled endpapers, top edge gilt. With the original wrappers bound in, the announcements in parts II and III, and some advertisements from parts XI?XV, XVII?XX. Etched vignette title page, frontispiece, 41 plates with tissue-guards by Robert Seymour, R. W. Buss, and H. K. Browne. Bookplate of John Platt to front pastedown. Occasional light foxing to contents; an excellent copy, very handsomely bound. First edition bound from parts, with the two Buss plates present (facing pages 69 and 74), otherwise all the plates are in early states with page numbers as called, for but no titles or imprints, and the vignette title-page with the signboard reading "Veller" (corrected to "Weller" in later issues). Pickwick Papers, Charles Dickens's first novel, transformed the obscure journalist into England's most famous writer in a matter of months. The first monthly instalment was issued in an edition of 1,000 copies in April 1836. The book became a publishing sensation after the introduction of Sam Weller in chapter 10, the fourth instalment, issued in July 1836, after which the publishers reprinted the earlier instalments so that readers could catch up. For that reason, even in parts, copies are almost impossible to find in uniform first state. By the time the book was issued in November 1837, many textual corrections had been made. Booksellers often list numerous (and confusing) text points that might conceivably apply to a perfect set of Pickwick Papers as originally issued in parts, but all these points could never be found together in the issues in book form. The serial was originally intended to be primarily a vehicle for the cartoons of Robert Seymour, until he committed suicide after the first number was published. Robert William Buss then took over, but he was inexperienced in steel engraving and had to be replaced. The final choice, Hablot Knight Browne (Phiz), was to be Dickens's chosen collaborator for the next two decades. For later issues Phiz illustrated parts IV?XX, re-engraved the Seymour plates and entirely replaced the Buss plates.

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        Recherches sur la probabilité des jugements en matière criminelle et en matière civile, précédées des règles générales du calcul des probabilités.

      Paris, Bachelier, 1837. ____ Première édition. L'ouvrage majeur de Poisson sur les probabilités et la statistique. C'est ici qu'apparaît pour la première et unique fois dans ses oeuvres, la "loi de Poisson". "Simeon Denis Poisson (1781-1840) (...) is best known today through the discrete probability distribution which bears his name. Curiously, the Poisson distribution appears but once in all of Poisson's works, and then on but a single page. This reference is on p. 206 of Poisson's 1837 book, "Recherches sur la probabilité des jugements en matière criminelle et en matière civile, précédées des règles générales du calcul des probabilités." (Stephen M. Stigler, Poisson on the Poisson Distribution).***** First edition. Poisson's major work in regard to probability and statistics. A "work of considerable repute. (...) Poisson was bold enough to take pen in hand to defend the universality of the probabilistic thesis and to demonstrate the conformability to the order of nature of the regularities that the calculus of probability, without recourse to hidden causes, reveals when things are subjected to a great number of observations. It is to Poisson that we owe the term "Law of large numbers." He improved Laplace's work by relating it explicitly to Jacob Bernoulli's fundamental theorem and by showing that the invariance in the prior probabilities of mutually exclusive events is not a necessary condition for calculating the approximate probabilities. In-4. Collation : (4), IX, (3), 415 pp. Demi-basane brune, dos orné. (Reliure de l'époque.).

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        THE EASTERN SEAS, or Voyaging and Adventures in the Indian Archipelago, in 1832 - 33 - 34, Comprising a Tour of the Island of Java - Visits to Borneo, the Malay Peninsula, Siam, &c.; Also an Account of the Present State of Singapore, with Observations.

      Wm. H. Allen and Co., London 1837 - xii, 461 pages of text, followed by 2 pages of publisher's advertisement. Modern (circa 1950) three quarter leather binding; brown leather spine and corners with marbled paper-covered boards; minimal sunning to spine and minimal overall shelfwear. Slight loosening of a few pages. Illustrated by a frontis map, three additional maps, and in-text musical scores. Original endpapers bound-in. Title continues ".Observations on the Commercial Resources of the Archipelago." Previous owner's red ink stamp "John Getz" on the new front endpapers. Getz was apparently the U.S. Ambassador to Malta in 1972. Size: Octavo (8vo) [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Abrégé de l'histoire des croisades

      Meline, Cans et Cie, Bruxelles 1837 - 290 Seiten. Halbleder. Sprache: Französisch, Zustand: Gut min. bis gering gebräunt, leicht wellig, im Durchschnitt gering fleckig, außer eine Seite (Innen); Kleiner Schrifteintrag vor dem Titelblatt; Orne de quatre Vignettes gravees d'apres les dessins de M. de Sainson; Innenbandbereich vorne hat kleine Bleistiftmalspur, hinten hat auf der leeren Seite eine bunte Malspur; Einband Außen hat leichte Gebrauchsspuren; Ist leicht bestoßen-berieben; 400 Gramm. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Voyages en Corse, à l'ile d'Elbe et en Sardaigne

      Paris, Bourgeois-Maze, 1837. 1837, 1837, in-8, 2 vol. 425 pp, 463 pp, reliure de l'époque à dos lisse de veau ocre, ornée de décors rocaille en noir, tranches mouchetées, Édition originale de ces remarques portant sur l'histoire, les sites, les monuments, l'histoire naturelle et les moeurs des régions visitées. L'ouvrage servit à Mérimée pour écrire Colomba. Exemplaire de belle provenance et remarquable par ses gracieuses reliures ornées de motifs aux coloris inhabituels et séduisants

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        The Posthumous Papers of the Pickwick Club

      Chapman and Hall, 1837. Quarto Illustrated by R. Seyomour and Phiz later full crushed red morocco with the arms of Archbishop John J. Cantwell worked in leather onlay and gilt on front cover, spine with raised bands and lettered in gilt, top edges gilt, patterned endpapers, in custom red cloth slip case, by Barbieri Plates darkened around edges, as usual, and neat acquisition number on title page, else a very nice copy

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        Oeuvres complètes. - Vie de Rancé - Mémoires d'Outre-tombe.

      Collective edition complete works in 25 volumes in Furne & Gosselin. Original edition for The Life of Rance in Delloye. The original edition to the grave Memoirs of Eugene Victor & Sheepish.Binders half fir sorrow, back with four false nerves decorated with triple boxes stamped cold and cold-nets of heads and tails, paper plates to the tank, guards and contreplats combed lined paper, and crowned armorial bookplate Charles-François Ferand (of Gerard Arcjehan) engraved and pasted the first contreplat of each volume, binders of the time.The 25 volumes of the complete works are enriched, frontispiece, Chateaubriand portrait from Girodet and 28 steel engravings from Johannot.Memoirs from beyond the grave are the first issue and have much warning and the list of subscribers that were removed thereafter.Our set is enriched with a unique beautiful letter to his friend and executor Baron Jean-Guillaume Hyde de Neuville. This letter, mounted upside tab of the half-title page of the first volume of memoirs from beyond -Falls, dictated to his secretary and signed by Hyacinthe Pilorge Chateaubriand dated October 28, 1831."[...] I will deliver a final battle, and fpring, I will take the path of exile, because decidedly I will neither pay taxes to Louis Philippe, nor live on it. I will find myself immersed in new tribulations, but it is our role to you and me and force is to accept our destiny. »Hyde de Neuville, regularly quoted in the memoirs from beyond the grave, is among the most loyal friends Chateaubriand. It will be one of its four executors, is harnessing including the difficult task of publishing the grave Memoirs of attempting to enforce the author's wishes.An ardent defender of legitimacy from his youth, friend Cadoudal as Malesherbes, conspirator exiled by Napoleon, Hyde meets Chateaubriand in 1807 in Cadiz. Immediate friendship links the two men. In 1820, Hyde tries vainly to offer Chateaubriand an annuity to overcome its financial troubles. Very politically engaged, they co-opt another in various positions of ministers or ambassadors. After the dismissal of Charles X, the two men are at the service of the Duchesse De Berry and arrested together in July 1832 for threatening state security. In 1836, Hyde founded with other friends Chateaubriand a company to buy the rights of memoirs from beyond the grave and publish them after the death of the author according to his wishes.Advice and support Chateaubriand in all his affairs, Hyde has with him a touching correspondence (published in 1929) which reflected their long and lasting friendship. "Chateaubriand tells her melancholy, her despairs, regrets of an ancient world that both had known his worries about the publication of his works" (in John William Hyde de Neuville (1776-1857) and conspirator diplomat by Françoise Watel).In the unpublished letter dated 28 October 1831 that enriches our copy Chateaubriand refers to his whereabouts between Paris and Switzerland for the publication of his defense of Charles X threatened with banishment. In a few words full of complicity, he evokes the vain and courageous struggle of Hyde and himself to save their world illustrated by this quote from Racine stressed: "We will not tell you that" Benjamin is feeble, and Judah without virtue. '"with no doubt, Hyde knows the context of this verse taken from Athaliah, "Well what can I in the midst of this people killed / Benjamin is without force, and without virtue Judah / The day of their lives off King race / extinguished all the fire of their ancient boldness. »Exceptional collection of works by Chateaubriand in uniform binding time, composed, among others, of the original edition of the grave Memoirs enriched with an important and original autograph letter signed. Superb example of the dissolution of a world as much as literary resistance of greatest French writer of the time. Furne & Gosselin -Delloye & Garnier - Eugène et Victor Penaud Paris 1837-1841 & (1844) & 1849-1850 14x23,5cm 38 volumes reliés

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        Des Climats en General et plus particulierement des climats chauds

      

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        Große außerordentliche Vorstellung in der Menagerie der Catharina S. van Aken. Die Unterzeichnete hat die Ehre einem hohen Adel und einem geehrten Publicum ... München ergebenst anzuzeigen ,,,, eine große Vorstellung Statt finden wird, bey welcher die vorzüglichste Dressur aller zahmen friedlichen Thiere sowohl, als die Zähmungs-Production der sämmtlichen Raubthiere, gezeigt, und sodann die interessante Thier-Fütterung vorgenommen wird.

      München, ca. 1837. Plakat mit großer Lithographie (25,3 x 37 cm) und typographischem Text. Blattgr.: 55 x 40,5 cm. Das außerordentliche Plakat führt 4 Veranstaltungspunkte auf, mit tls. längeren Beschreibungen: 1) Wird man zu den großen Löwen in den Käfig gehen. 2) findet die Vorstellung der beyspiellosen Zähmung des Eisbären Statt. 3) wird man die gewiß höchst bewunderungswürdige Abrichtung der gefleckten Hyäne zeigen. 4) Vor der Production werden auch die Känguruhs, das Zebra der Dauw und die Strauße vorgeführet werden. - Die Lithographie zeigt einen feinen Herrn (wohl Herman van Aken)in trauter Gesellschaft mit Eisbär, Löwe und Hyäne. - Vorstellung durch die Witwe des berühmten Menageriebesitzers Hermann von Aken (1797-1834); die geborene Katharina Sidonia Freiin Dubsky von Wittenau war die Tochter eines Wiener Wachsfigurenkabinetts-Besitzers. Nach dem frühen Tod ihres Gatten führte sie die Menagerie noch einige Jahre weiter und heiratete dann den

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        Mémoires d'un prisonnier d'état au Spielberg compagnon de captivité de l'illustre Comte Confalonieri.

      Paris, Ladvocat, 1837-1838, 4 vol. in 8°. demi-chagrin rouge époque, dos lisse orné en long, tr. marbrées, bel exemplaire très frais. Edition originale très rare. Rédigés en 1834, ces Mémoires contiennent des renseignements sur Confalonieri, Pellico, Maroncelli et autres révolutionnaires italiens. Andryane né en 1797, fut initié comme carbonaro et franc-maçon par Buonarotti, il fut envoyé en Lombardie pour reconstituer la loge Adelfia. Arrêté à Milan par les Autrichiens en 1823, il est condamné à la prison à perpétuité, au Spielberg, en Moravie. Il sera gracié en 1832. ¶ Bertier de Sauvigny n°21 ""ces mémoires ont connu un très grand succès..." - Vicaire I. p.63 "N'est pas à la Bibliothèque nationale. Cité d'après le Bull. Morgan..." - Ligou dict. franc-maçonnerie p. 4 - Inconnu de Fesch et Caillet - Un seul exemplaire au cat. CCFR.

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        Anleitung zur Analyse organischer Körper

      Braunschweig: Verlag Friedrich Vieweg u. Sohn, 1837. 1st Edition. Hardcover. 8vo - over 7¾ - 9¾" tall. 8vo (208x130 mm). [4], 72 pp., 2 folding copper engraved plates, 1 lithogr. plate and 2 folding charts. Contemporary three-quarter calf, label to spine (rubbing, chafing, spine-ends frayed), light brown-staining to plates and charts, backing to inner margin of 1 chart, 1 chart with tear to inner margin. ----Horblit 67, Dibner 46, Paolini 237 - First edition of one of the first separately published treatises by Liebig. This copy with the rare additional folded table intended to be used as a wallchart backed by cardboard. "Important publication of the constitution of organic compounds, with description in detail of the modern method of chemical analysis" (Horblit). "His insistence that chemistry could be applied to agriculture marks the beginning of the practical applications of chemistry which dominated his life" (Dibner). Very Good.

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        Introductory Remarks to a Narrative of the Irruption of the Kafir Hordes

      

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        Milan.

      London. M'Lean. ( 1837). Tinted lithograph with handcolor, mounted on thick card as issued, image 14 1/4 x 10 1/4 inches on sheet size 22 x 17 1/4 inches. Overall light soiling to outer margins of card, wear to lower right corner of card; image in very good condition. A handsome lithograph with original handcolor from the deluxe edition of "Sketches on the Continent" by Thomas Miles Richardson (Abbey #30). An attractive interior view of the Gothic-style Milan Cathedral in Milan, Italy: the treatment of the highly decorative ceilings is particularly effectively rendered.

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        Ichthyologiske Bidrag til den gronlandske Fauna. Förste Hefte, med 8 Kobbere.

      Kjöbenhavn, Bianco Luno, Schneider, 1837. ____ Des oiseaux et des poissons du Groenland. Illustré par 8 planches : 3 d'oiseaux en couleur, 3 de poissons en couleur et 2 concernant l'anatomie des poissons. Planches uniformément brunies, frottement à la coiffe, mais bon exemplaire. Inconnu de Nissen. ***** Birds and fishs of Greenland. Illustrated by 3 plates of birds in colours, 3 plates of fishes in colours, and 2 on anatomy of fishes. In-4. [263 x 220 mm] Collation : (2), 122 pp., 8 planches. Demi-basane brune, dos orné. (Reliure de l'époque.).

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        Peter Parley's Book of the United States.

      Boston: Charles J. Hendee, 1837. Octavo. (iv), 208pp., + 6 maps. First edition. Frontispiece, engraved title page, title-page vignette, and numerous text figures from engravings. Contains sixty brief chapters that cover all essential information about the United States for school children. Roughly half the book is devoted to the physical characteristics, while the remainder touches upon the social makeup and historical development of the country since independence. With an index of questions and six engraved maps at the end. In the original binding of calf-backed illustrated boards. Boards are quite rubbed and chipped, upper portion of front hinge cracked, but holding, and first few signatures resewn. A nice copy of a surprisingly uncommon Peter Parley title.

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        Wanderungen durch Schwaben. Vorgebunden: A. Tromlitz: Romantische Wanderung durch die Sächsische Schweiz.

      Lpz., Wigand, (1837). 23 x 15,5 cm. VIII, 257 S. Mit 30 Stahlstichtafeln nach L. Mayer. Vorgebundener Teil: 240 S. Mit 30 Stahlstichtafeln. HLdr. d. Zt. Goldschnitt und Rverg. Erste Ausgaben. - Das malerische und romantische Deutschland, Bd. I und II. - Engelmann 417 (Bd. II Schwaben). - Mit insgesamt 60 fein gestochenen Ansichten, jeweils komplett dem Textteil vorgebunden. - Einband etwas berieben. Gering stockfleckig. Versand D: 6,00 EUR Baden-Württemberg

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        Pickwick Papers. FIRST EDITION, Weller title.

      Chapman & Hall. 1837 Front. & engr. title a little spotted, plates by Seymour, Phiz & Buss (& Onwhyn) with occasional spotting. Contemp. half green morocco, green cloth sides, gilt spine; sl. rubbed. A good-plus copy.An early issue without imprints on plates, and with the two Buss illustrations. Also bound in, 32 extra plates by Onwhyn, published by E. Grattan the same year.

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        Opera omnia.Praefatione W. A. Schoeppffii.

      Celli 1837-1842, Florentiae - In 8 g. !5 voll + Indices di pp.1000 cadauno . Ril. m. tela e tasselli cartonati.

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        GUIDA PEI MONTI DELLA BRIANZA E PER LE TERRE CIRCONVICINE. Con carta topografica.

      Milano, presso Santo Bravetta, 1837. In-16 p. (mm. 160x105), cartonato muto mod., tit. oro su tassello al dorso, conserv. piatto anter. della brossura orig., pp. 228,(4), con una grande carta della Brianza (mm. 564x381) più volte ripieg. Introdotta da brevi notizie storiche la guida percorre: Monza e il suo parco, Merate, Brivio, Monticello, Oggiono, Lecco, Erba, Paina e la Valsassina. Con solo qualche lieve fiorit. ma certamente un buon esemplare.

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        Entrance to Madrid / The Gate of Alcala.

      London. Hodgson & Graves. [ 1837]. Tinted lithograph with handcolor, mounted on thick card as issued, image 10 1/2 x 15 1/2 inches on sheet size 17 3/4 x 22 inches. Overall soiling to support card with light line entering image at mid right edge, some faint foxing and undulation to paper of image. This view of the beautiful Gate of Alcala in Madrid, Spain is plate 18 from the deluxe first edition of David Roberts' first published set of views "Picturesque Sketches in Spain Taken During ye Years 1832 & 1833." Delicately handcolored colored at the time of publication, this edition, which was issued in a portfolio, cost more than double the standard edition. The plates were lithographed by many of the most talented lithographers of the day, this being only one of two from the set that Roberts himself lithographed in their entirety (although he had a hand in all of them).

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        Mémoires du duc de Montpensier (Antoine-Philippe d'Orléans) Prince du sang

      Last edited on vellum and decorated with a portrait of China mounted.in full blue morocco binding night long grain, flat spine richly adorned in long patterns in the romantic taste, golden multiplefilets and cold stamped lace framing the boards, gilded arabesques spandrel, figure of King Louis-Philippe in a crown laurels surmounted by the Royal crown, golden roulette coaching contreplats, they and the guards lined with pink silk soiled, net gilded on the cuts, some corners bumped, golden roulette on the covers, all edges gilt, called binding "of this " of the time.Scattered spots.younger son of the Duke of Orleans (Philippe Egalité), the Duke of Montpensierraconte his long captivity in Marseille in compagniedu Prince de Conti and Duchess of Bourbon. His story, very detailed, gives both a good painting of revolutionary morals and political analysis of the main events of the time.Superb work perfectly established in binding to figure crowned Louis Philippe, king of the French. Imprimerie royale Paris 1837 15,5x22,5cm relié

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        Gesamtansicht, mit Ruine Landshut.

      - Lithographie m. Tonplatte v. Francois n. Baron de Bar, 1837, 21 x 37,5 Blick vom Norden nach Berncastel mit der Pfarrkirche St. Michel.

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        New and Improved School Atlas, to accompany The Practical System of Modern Geography. UNITED STATES)

      New York. Robinson, Pratt & Co. 1837. Atlas with a total of 12 handcolored maps and one handcolored chart, 11 1/2 x 9 1/2 inches, pictorial thick card wrappers with glassine wrapper. Light soiling and wear to covers, tape residue on endpaper gutters (from attachment of glassine), previous owners' neat signature to endpaper and inside front cover. Occasional light toning or spotting to interior, very light crease to lower right corner, but maps are in very good clean condition (light offsetting to the double page map of the United States). There are five double page and seven single page maps. An interesting atlas published in 1837; the double page map of the United States shows a large Wisconsin Territory. To the west of that Territory lies a larger Missouri Territory and Oregon Territory, with Mexico on their southern border. The single page map of North America shows the United States reaching to "Russian Possessions," making no reference to the disputed nature of the Oregon Country where the Hudson's Bay Company occupied Fort Vancouver on the north side of the Columbia River.

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        The Philosophy of Animal Magnetism. Together With The System of Manipulating Adopted to Produce Ecstasy and Somnambulism... By a Gentleman of Philadelphia.

      Philadelphia: Merrihew and Gunn, 1837. FIRST EDITION. DuoDecimo, pp. 84. Bound in original printed paper boards professionally rebacked with linen, neatly housed in a quarter leather tailor-made clamshell box, with marbled paper sides. Boards worn but strong and handsome, gatherings remain tight, a little edgeworn. Internally clean and bright with very slight occasional spotting; endpapers show some brown marks. The book was attributed most convincingly to Poe by Joseph Jackson, in 1928. The theory of animal magnetism became the basis of a treatment in Europe and the United States that was based on non-verbal elements such as gaze, passes of the hands near the body, mental elements such as will and intention, and - on occasion - the physical "laying on of hands." It was popular in the nineteenth century, with a strong social impact. From some of the practices of animal magnetism, hypnotism, spiritualism, New Thought, so-called "magnetic healing", and parapsychological research were formed. The book is thus of great cultural and historical significance as a seminal supernatural work.

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        Captain Cook.

      Paris: chez Rosselin, circa 1837. Lithograph, 240 x 170 mm. (sheet size). A fine and elegant lithograph of Captain James Cook in his naval uniform looking to the left. Some discolouring on edges.

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        SCHWABEN. - Schwab, G. Wanderungen durch Schwaben. Vorgebunden: A. Tromlitz: Romantische Wanderung durch die Sächsische Schweiz.

      Lpz., Wigand, () 1837 - 23 x 15,5 cm. VIII, 257 S. Mit 30 Stahlstichtafeln nach L. Mayer. Vorgebundener Teil: 240 S. Mit 30 Stahlstichtafeln. HLdr. d. Zt. Goldschnitt und Rverg. Erste Ausgaben. - Das malerische und romantische Deutschland, Bd. I und II. - Engelmann 417 (Bd. II Schwaben). - Mit insgesamt 60 fein gestochenen Ansichten, jeweils komplett dem Textteil vorgebunden. - Einband etwas berieben. Gering stockfleckig. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        The Posthumous Papers of the Pickwick Club.

      London: Chapman and Hall,, 1837. With Forty-Three Illustrations, by R. Seymour and Phiz. 2 volumes, octavo (212 x 134 mm). Contemporary black half calf, marbled sides, titles, rules and decoration to spine gilt, edges sprinkled red, grey endpapers, letterpress title page bound to front of vol. 2. Etched vignette title page, frontispiece, 41 plates by Robert Seymour, R. W. Buss, and H. K. Browne. Near-contemporary ownership inscription to first free binder's blanks, pencil markings to endpapers. Lacking half-title, discarded by binder. Light wear to edges of boards, slight bumps to tips, oxidisation and foxing to plates; a very good set. First edition bound in two volumes from parts, with the two Buss plates present (facing pages 69 and 74), all the plates are in early states with page numbers as called for, including the vignette title-page with the signboard reading "Veller" (corrected to "Weller" in later issues). Pickwick Papers, Charles Dickens's first novel, transformed the obscure journalist into England's most famous writer in a matter of months. The first monthly instalment was issued in an edition of 1,000 copies in April 1836. The book became a publishing sensation after the introduction of Sam Weller in chapter 10, the fourth instalment, issued in July 1836, after which the publishers reprinted the earlier instalments so that readers could catch up. For that reason, even in parts, copies are almost impossible to find in uniform first state. By the time the book was issued in November 1837, many textual corrections had been made. Booksellers often list numerous (and confusing) text points that might conceivably apply to a perfect set of Pickwick Papers as originally issued in parts, but all these points could never be found together in the issues in book form. The serial was originally intended to be primarily a vehicle for the cartoons of Robert Seymour, until he committed suicide after the first number was published. Robert William Buss then took over, but he was inexperienced in steel engraving and had to be replaced. The final choice, Hablot Knight Browne (Phiz), was to be Dickens's chosen collaborator for the next two decades. For later issues Phiz illustrated parts IV?XX, re-engraved the Seymour plates and entirely replaced the Buss plates.

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        GUIDA PEI MONTI DELLA BRIANZA E PER LE TERRE CIRCONVICINE. Con carta topografica.

      presso Santo Bravetta, 1837. In-16 p. (mm. 160x105), cartonato muto mod., tit. oro su tassello al dorso, conserv. piatto anter. della brossura orig., pp. 228,(4), con una grande carta della Brianza (mm. 564x381) più volte ripieg. Introdotta da brevi notizie storiche la guida percorre: Monza e il suo parco, Merate, Brivio, Monticello, Oggiono, Lecco, Erba, Paina e la Valsassina. Con solo qualche lieve fiorit. ma certamente un buon esemplare.

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        A New and Improved School Atlas, to accompany the Practical System of Modern Geography.

      New York: Published by Robinson, Pratt and Co., 1837. Publisher's original yellow card covers printed in black on the outside. Complete with 12 Maps, of which 5 are double-page, and 1 Chart, all hand-coloured, and printed individually. Unpaginated, 18 leaves in total. Contains: A Map of the World; A Chart and World; A Map of North America; A Map of the United States; A Map of New England; A Map of the Middle States; A Map of the Southern states; A Map of the Western States; A Map of South America; A Map of Europe; A Map of Asia; A Map of Africa; A Chart... exhibiting... the comparative size of the present Empires...with the forms of Governments...the Width of the Oceans, the Length of Rivers..., and embracing the recent discoveries of Parry, Franklin, Clapperton and others. Inner covers are marked and stained. Covers are dusty and so are the margins of the plates; one map has a couple of very small smudges. An unusually clean and sound Atlas. Held in a protective recent brown cloth wallet with gilt titles to spine.

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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.

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

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        Rapports à M. le comte de Montalivet, Pair de France, Ministre secrétaire d'Etat au Département de l'Intérieur, sur les Pénitentiers des Etats-Unis.

      Imprimerie Royale, Paris 1837 - 2 parties en 1 vol. in-folio de (4)-144-114-(2) pp. 45 planches dépliantes, demi-veau vert, dos lisse orné de filets dorés (reliure de l'époque). Edition originale du rapport destiné à compléter l'ouvrage de Tocqueville sur les prisons des Etats-Unis. En 1836, une commission parlementaire est formée et des enquêteurs sont envoyés dans les pays étrangers pour étudier les prisons. Sur le système pénitentiaire des Etats-Unis, une première étude avait été confiée à Beaumont et Tocqueville qui remirent leur rapport sans plan ; le ministre Montalivet missionna Frédéric Auguste Demetz (1796-1873) et Abel Blouet (1795-1853) pour étudier plus particulièrement le système mis en place récemment en Pennsylvanie. Au retour, ils passèrent par l'Angleterre pour compléter leur étude. La première partie, rédigée par Demetz concerne l'état sanitaire (nourriture, vêtement), le travail, et contient plusieurs tableaux statistiques ; le second rapport, rédigé et illustré par l'architecte Blouet, traite de l'architecture des prisons illustré de 43 plans et 2 vues lithographiées (numérotées 44 et 45) de Sing-Sing ou Mount Pleasant et de Richmond (Virginie). Sabin, 19475 ; Petit, Ces peines obscures, p. 225. Bel exemplaire. [Attributes: First Edition]

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        Lehrbuch der mechnischen Naturlehre. 2 Bände

      4. sehr vermehrte und verbesserte Auflage, Randschen Buchhandl., Bln., 1837/40. XIX/XVI/668/608 S. mit zusammen 19 gefalt. Kupferstich-Tafeln., original Halbleder/mit goldgraviertem Rückentitel. (bst./1 Rücken gering einger.) - Gute Exemplare. Engelmann, 99. Die Bände wurden von Ernst Ferdinand August neubearbeitet -

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        Aperçu historique sur l'origine et le développement des méthodes en géométrie, particulièrement celles qui se rapportent à la géométrie moderne [and] Mémoire de géométrie sur deux principes généraux de la science, la dualité et l'homographie.

      First edition Bruxelles: M. Hayez, 1837. A Classic in the History of Geometry. "The Apercu Historique was inspired by the question posed by the Royal Academy of Brussels in 1829: a philosophical examination of the different methods in modern geometry, particularly the method of reciprocal polars. Chasles submitted a memoir on the principles of duality and homography. He argued that the principle of duality, like that of homography, is based on the general theory of transformations of figures, particularly transformations in which the cross ratio is preserved, of which the reciprocal polar transformation is an example. The work was crowned in 1830, and the Academy ordered it published. Chasles requested permission to expand the historical introduction and to add a series of mathematical and historical notes, giving the result of recent researches. His books and almost all of his many memoirs are elaborations of points originally discussed in these notes." (DSB). In 'A History of Geometrical Methods' Coolidge writes: "The greatest contribution which Chasles made to projective geometry, and it certainly was great, was in the study of the cross ration, whether of collinear points or of concurrent lines, or yet of coaxel planes. We this in Notes IX and X of [his Apercu]. He discussed the six cross ratios of four elements of one of these forms, and this gives him a deeper insight into the meaning of an involution. In Note XV we find the theorem, which was later to play a vital role in the work of Steiner, that four points of a conic determine with any fifth point of that curve four lines having the same cross ration. ... Another fundamental idea developed by Chasles was homography, or the general linear transformation in the plane or in space. Here a point corresponds to a point, and points of a plane or line to points of a plane or line. Central projection and homology discussed by Poncelet are special cases of this. He added the invariance of cross ratios as part of his definition, not realizing that this invariance could be proved, ... I think we should give him credit for being the first to give a proper definition of these important transformations". The two works published as volume XI of the 'Mémoires couronnés par l'académie royale des sciences et belles-lettres de Bruxelles'. 4to (278 x 210 mm), contemporary calf, some light fosing toi titel pages, otherwise fine, pp [4],572;573-851 [1].

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        Oeuvres d'histoire naturelle de Goethe, comprenant divers mémoires d'anatomie comparée, de botanique et de géologie, traduits et annotés par C. F. Martins... Avec un atlas... contenant les planches originales de l'auteur,

      Paris, Genève, Londres: A. Cherbuliez, J.-B. Baillière, 1837. 1st Edition. Hardcover. Folio - over 12 - 15" tall. Complete with atlas and text volumes. Atlas: imperial folio (530x360 mm), 2 title pages and 70 pp. in double column, 7 (1 colored) engraved plates; contemporary half calf, spine gilt, edges worn, foxing throughout (first plates in margins heavier). Text volume: 8vo (218 x 140 mm); VIII, 468 pp., 1 folding. table, contemporary cloth, occasional foxing. Ink stamps to titles and plates. ----Nissen BBI, 735. See also "Goethe and Evolution" Journal of the History of Ideas (1967). First edition, rare. Without the text volume, published the same year. This works illustrates his famous anatomic monograph of the "Zwischenkiefer des Menschen und der Thiere" published in 1786 and his "Versuch über die Metamorphose der Pflanzen" published in 1790 without plates and the last edition of 1831 by Cotta in Stuttgart containing "Nachträge" but also without plates. A work of utmost consequence in the development of the Theory of Evolution and thus a forerunner of Charles Darwin as he believed in Organic Evolution. Very Good.

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        Campagnes et croisières dans les états de Venézuéla et de la Nouvelle-Grenade; par un officier du Ier Régiment de lanciers venézuéliens. Traduit de l'anglais.

      Aus Salons littèraires,, A Paris, 1837 - Cm. 23, pp. (4) 412. Con il ritratto di Bolivar all'antiporta ed una carta geografica ripiegata f.t. Legatura del tempo in mezza pelle con punte, dorso liscio con fregi in oro e titoli su tassello al dorso. Poche arrossature, esemplare genuino e ben conservato. Seconda edizione della traduzione francese di quest'interessante relazione che descrive le operazioni militari (1817 - 1830) che causarono l'espulsione degli spagnoli dalla Colombia. I 24 capitoli in cui è suddiviso questo volume contengono inoltre molte descrizioni del territorio venezuelano con descrizioni della fauna e delle città. Cfr. Palau, 41108; Sabin, 10194 e 98870. [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        The Voyage of Life. By a Friend to Seamen

      Boston: The Author, 1837. FIRST EDITION. Softcover. Very good antiquarian condition. 18mo. 18 pp. Original cream printed wrappers, stitched as issued, edges cut in a slightly parallelogram shape. Very good condition, unsophisticated, with no ownership inscriptions or stamps. Apparently unrecorded (?) pamphlet issued for the inspiration of American seamen, written by an erstwhile, still anonymous, mariner. The sea-farer describes his maiden voyage which was frought with peril and ultimately salvation. Various hymns appear throughout, including, on pp. 17-18, a 5-stanza version of the famous "Launch Thy Bark, Mariner" by Caroline Anne (Bowles) Southey (1786-1854) who in 1839 married Robert Southey, the poet. The present anonymous pamphlet is NOT to be confused with NYPL's (unique?) copy of a 17-page text by Thomas Raffles, published in Liverpool, England (likewise 1837) under the title: "The voyage of life successfully made and happily terminated; a sermon, preached ... November 22, 1836 ... on behalf of the Liverpool Seamen's Friend Society and Bethel Union. Principally addressed to seamen" (NYPL shelfmark ZEC p.v. 63, no. 1). Highly curious.

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        THE BOOK OF MORMON: AN ACCOUNT WRITTEN BY THE HAND OF MORMON, UPON PLATES TAKEN FROM THE PLATES OF NEPHI. TRANSLATED BY JOSEPH SMITH, JR.

      Kirtland, Oh.: Printed by O. Cowdery & Co. for P.P. Pratt and J. Goodson, 1837. [3]-619,[2]pp. 12mo. Contemporary sheep, manuscript and printed spine labels. Binding rubbed, front hinge cracked, but still solid. Small ink ownership stamp and faint manuscript inscription on front endpaper, several newspaper and magazine clippings relating to the history of Mormonism tipped onto rear endpapers or laid in. Leaves A4 and A5 with small tears from gutter to top edge, slightly affecting text. Tanning and light foxing. A very good copy in its original, unsophisticated condition. In a black cloth clamshell box, with gilt morocco spine label. The rare second edition of THE BOOK OF MORMON, with a new preface by Parley P. Pratt, printed while the Church was headquartered in northeastern Ohio. There are some textual changes, and Smith now notes himself as "translator" on the titlepage. This edition is considerably rarer than the first. "The preface (pp.[v]- vi), signed by Parley Pratt and John Goodson, indicates that they had obtained the rights to publish a second edition of 5,000. This probably means that they helped underwrite the publication and shared in the profits accruing from its sale. In spite of the statement in the preface, the exact size of the edition is uncertain. In 1886, Ebenezer Robinson, a typesetter in the Kirtland print shop, recalled a bit tentatively that it was 3,000. This smaller number is more consistent with the relative scarcity of the 1837 BOOK OF MORMON today. The preface further explains that in preparation for the new edition, the first edition was 'carefully re-examined and compared with the original manuscripts' by Joseph Smith and Oliver Cowdery. Richard Howard has found more than two thousand changes which were written into the Printer's Manuscript of the 1830 BOOK OF MORMON and incorporated into the second edition, and over one thousand other changes not indicated in the manuscript. It would seem, therefore, that the 1837 BOOK OF MORMON was printed from the corrected Printer's Manuscript, and additional changes were made - by Cowdery? - as the book was set in type. Most of the changes are grammatical and stylistic. A few, however, are significant, for example, where 'God' or 'Eternal Father'...are changed to 'Son of God' or 'Son of the Eternal Father.' Thus the 1837 edition is an important progenitor in the genealogy of the BOOK OF MORMON: from it was printed the first sequence of British and American editions culminating in the edition now in use by the LDS Church" - Crawley. Joseph Smith moved the Church to Kirtland, Ohio in 1831, after founding the movement in Palmyra, New York the previous year. The Church was headquartered in Kirtland until 1838, when Smith relocated to Missouri, and shortly thereafter to Nauvoo, Illinois. The first Temple of the Mormon Church was built in Kirtland and stands there to this day. While in Kirtland, the Church also re-branded themselves as the Church of Latter Day Saints, later to be formalized as the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Some idea of the comparative rarity of the second edition of THE BOOK OF MORMON can be seen in book auction records for the last forty years, where fifty complete 1830 editions are offered, but only five complete 1837 second editions appear in the same time period. A nice copy of this very rare edition, in the original binding. FLAKE 596. CRAWLEY 35. HOWES S623. SABIN 83039.

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        New South Wales; its Present State and Future Prospects.

      London: D. Walther, 1837. Octavo, 314 pp.; contemporary green moire cloth,, leather spine label, gilt lettered title on upper board. Exceptionally rare: a special pre-publication issue of Macarthur's New South Wales; its Present State and Future Prospects.This prime association copy bears the bookplate of Sir William Molesworth, chairman of the historic Select Committee on Transportation of 1837, to which Macarthur gave evidence. Apparently this advance issue was produced for the members of the committee. This copy was subsequently in the Bonython collection.Although attributed to James Macarthur, the fourth son of John Macarthur, only the Preface and the chapter on voluntary emigration were actually written by him. The remainder of the book was written at Macarthur's instruction by Edward Edwards, who was largely responsible for the development of the public library system in Great Britain; and who was paid eighty pounds for the work. It includes chapters on colonial policy, transportation, the administration of justice and local government, jury law, education and religious instruction, and the general resources of the colony and of its future prospects. The appendices include the petitions and official papers in support.The collation of this special copy varies from the final published form: it consists of the appendices, but does not include the final three leaves of additional statistics, and with the "List of Appendix", five leaves, moved from the beginning to the end, slightly altered and printed on lighter paper. Pages 103-106 are also on this lighter paper and without the press signature present in the complete work, and the printer's colophon now appears on page 313. Cloth slightly worn; spine slightly sunned.

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        Two ALS sent from Sydney to George Birnie in England.

      Sydney: 30 September 1834 & 24 May 1837. Two autograph letters on different paper stock (the first 230 x 190, the second 200 x 320 mm.). Two revealing letters written by a prominent woman trader regarding life in Sydney and with much on the difficulties being endured by her husband, who had been declared insane in 1825. James and Martha Matilda Birnie both arrived in New South Wales in 1809 on the Mary Ann, where James was to kick off his career as the local agent for his brother Alexander Birnie. James Birnie worked as a whaler and sealer, but also began to speculate in other trading ventures, and the couple became reasonably prominent in Sydney, particularly the society of religious leaders including Samuel Marsden, Bishop Broughton and the Hassalls. The Birnies took up some large land grants but James developed serious mental health problems, being pronounced insane around 1825. With her husband incapacitated Martha Matilda was called on to run most of their affairs.The present pair of letters are written by Martha Matilda to her nephew George Birnie in London, and show that Birnie was still well-connected with many of the religious and reforming figures in Sydney. The first letter starts with a charming description of how her husband James is in improving health, reading and walking out, and that his old acquaintance are pleased by "the sweet change in him, in his advanced age". Much of the letter is taken up with her description of the receiving and sending of all manner of seeds: she has had "garden seeds" from England, and returns the favour with a "tin box" full of local seeds including those of the "Moreton Bay Chestnut" and the "Norfolk Pine" (the letter is still early enough for these to have been interesting and valuable acquisitions, and young George is evidently a keen gardener). The second letter is full of Birnie's comments on the small society of Quakers, noting the very good work being done by Daniel Wheeler and his son, as well as the famous visit of James Backhouse and George Washington Walker. Birnie makes the comment that she wishes that Elizabeth Fry, the social and prison reformer, would actually visit Sydney. In a postscript she adds that "our dear old friend Mr Marsden "is gone to see what benefit he can be for good to the New Zealanders at his advance age, upwards of seventy... We live in great friendship with each other which is truly pleasant in this place." Both with old folds and both damaged where originally opened; otherwise very good.

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        Sketches of New South Wales. I[-XX].

      London: Saturday Magazine, 1836-, 1837. 20 parts, in 24 issues, small folio, with woodcut illustrations throughout; bound together in modern half blue morocco. A series of valuable contemporary accounts of New South Wales in the 1830s by William Romaine Govett, one of Sir Thomas Mitchell's assistant-surveyors.Mitchell described Govett as perhaps the ablest delineator in his department and remarkably clever at dealing with unexplored country. In the course of his work he discovered Govett's Leap in the Blue Mountains, named by Mitchell in his honour. On his return to England, Govett submitted his manuscript and illustrations to John Parker who published it over two years in The Saturday Magazine.This rare compilation represents the full run of twenty parts, handsomely bound.

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        The Works of William Cowper, Esq. Comprising his poems, correspondence, and translations. With a life of the author.

      London: Baldwin and Cradock, 1835-, 1837. 15 volumes, small octavo, each volume with engraved title and frontispiece, 11 portrait engravings,, in matching contemporary full polished calf, spines with raised bands, decorated in gilt, black and red morocco labels. A first edition set of William Cowper's (1731-1800) complete works edited by Robert Southey, Poet Laureate, in an attractive binding.'Cowper's admirable letters, of which several additions have been published, throw light on his simple, gentle, and humane personality. His poetry is notable as heralding a simpler and more natural style than the classical style of Pope and his inferior imitators' (OCEL).The set includes engravings by W. Harvey. Some foxing to preliminaries; very good.

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        A Letter to the Right Honourable Lord Viscount Glenelg.

      London: Henry Stocking, 1837. Octavo; but a good copy in the original blind-stamped green cloth, lettered in gilt on the front cover, later gilt lettering on the spine. Rare: Bingle, a magistrate, had been arrested on charges of cattle-stealing when he was on the point of leaving for London carrying a petition demanding the recall of the Governor of New South Wales, Sir Richard Bourke. Bingle's trial lasted eighteen hours and took place in a single day. He claimed then, and in this pamphlet, that the charges were trumped-up be cause of his opposition to Bourke's administration, and this is certainly how newspaper opinion saw the affair. Bingle left for London after his acquittal, and the present Letter was published there on his arrival.Inscribed on the front endpaper "With the publisher's kindest love"; the Coles copy, with bookplate. A little light foxing, joints beginning to split.

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        New South Wales; its Present State and Future Prospects: Being a statement, with documentary evidence, submitted in support of petitions to His Majesty and Parliament.

      London: D. Walther, 1837. Octavo, with a handcoloured folding map, and folding statistical table, in the publisher's green moiré cloth. A well-reasoned investigation into the failure of transportation published by James Macarthur, the fourth son of established pastoralist and colonial entrepreneur Captain John Macarthur.The book was prepared to give strength to a petition of some 427 signatories wanting change. James Macarthur was charged with delivering the petition from Australian landowners and members of the establishment to the House of Commons. For this purpose he travelled to London and here published this book compiled by Edward Edwards from materials supplied by Macarthur. Furthermore, the book includes essays on the state of the church in New South Wales contributed by the Reverend John Dunmore Lang and Archbishop John Polding.The book is well reasoned and thoughtful, seeking to distance the petitioners from the popular public protest and condemnation of the convict system, and present them to Parliament as reasonable and respectable men. In this regard, the continuation of transportation is questioned in its entirety alongside the legal encumbrances faced by convicts upon the expiration of their sentence. The petitioners believe that New South Wales has outgrown the stigma of its founding purpose, and that greatest promise for the future lies in the free emigration and settlement.From the library of William Ord (1781-1855), British parliamentarian and member for Newcastle-upon-Tyne, with his bookplate. Fine.

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        Mémoires du duc de Montpensier (Antoine-Philippe d'Orléans) prince du sang.

      Paris, Imprimerie Royale, 1837. ____ Superbe exemplaire sur grand papier et luxueusement relié. "Fils cadet du duc d'Orléans, frère de Louis-Philippe, le duc de Montpensier raconte sa longue captivité à Marseille en compagnie du prince de Conti et de la duchesse de Bourbon. Son récit est très détaillé et donne à la fois une bonne peinture des mœurs révolutionnaires et une analyse politique des principaux événements du temps." Fierro, Bibliographie critique des Mémoires sur la Révolution, 1070. Autoportrait de l'auteur, gravé par Dupont en frontispice. Des rousseurs sur les premiers feuillets, qui disparaissent sur les feuillets suivants, menus défauts à la reliure. *****. grand in-8. [218 x 144 mm] Collation : XV, 231 pp. Maroquin rouge, dos orné en long, filets et dentelles d'encadrements à froid et dorés sur les plats, avec un grand fleuron en losange au centre, tranches dorées, gardes en soie moirée bleue. (Reliure de l'époque.).

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        A COMPLETE HEBREW AND ENGLISH CRITICAL AND PRONOUNCING DICTIONARY, ON A NEW AND IMPROVED PLAN...

      New York: Collins, Keese, & Co., 1837. viii,[4],[9-]740pp. Later full calf, original gilt spine label. Corner and spine extremities lightly worn. Light foxing. Very good. An expansive dictionary for the understanding of the Hebrew Old Testament, printed in both Hebrew and English. "Containing all the words in the Holy Bible, both Hebrew and Chaldee, with the vowel points, prefixes and affixes, as they stand in the original text: together with their derivation, literal and etymological meaning, as it occurs in every part of the Bible, and illustrated by numerous citations from the Targums, Talmud, and cognate dialects." Also contains a short essay, "On the Importance of Studying the Hebrew Language," and a list of subscribers. "Roy was Professor of Oriental Languages at New York University. Explaining why he published this Hebrew- English lexicon, Roy wrote, 'While we have excellent dictionaries in various modern languages, there is no Hebrew Lexicon that contains all the words in the language, arranged in alphabetical order, with their exact and literal meaning [in English].' Zundel's approbation is the first to appear by a foreign rabbi to appear in an American work" - Goldman. GOLDMAN, HEBREW PRINTING IN AMERICA 185. ROSENBACH AMERICAN JEWISH BIBLIOGRAPHY 417.

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