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

      - XXII edizione milanese nuovamente corretta ed accresciuta. Milano, Pietro e Giuseppe Vallardi, 1837. In 8vo, pp. XCII, 369 con indici, con 16 carte ripiegate f. t., leg. in mz. pelle marrone con titolo e fregetti in oro al dorso, piatti in cartonato marmorizzato, tagli in pointellisme marrone. Sono riferiti gli oggetti più interessanti di belle arti, antiquaria e storia naturale, manifatture e produzioni dei vari luoghi, alberghi, cavalli, poste, moneta e altre notizie per i viaggiatori. Guida poco comune. Manca a Fossati - Bellani e Villa. Completo delle carte. Normali tracce alla legatura, per il resto esemplare fresco e in buono stato. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Dänische Künstler in der Osteria La Gensola in Rom. Lithographie von Adolf Kittendorf (1820 - Kopenhagen - 1902).

       2. Hälfte 19. Jahrhhundert. Bezeichnet und mit dem Titel \"Danske Konstnere i Osterien la gensola i Roma\" und der gedruckten Nr \"44\". Ausgezeichneter Druck in malerischen Tonwerten, unten mit dem Schriftrand. 20,8 x 27,7 cm. Papier: 27,7 x 35 cm. Die Lithographie wiederholt das Hauptwerk Detlev August Bluncks, der 1837 den Künstlerkreis um den dänischen Bildhauer Bertel Thorvaldsen in einem Gemälde festhielt. Dargestellt sind Küchler, Bindesböll, Marstrand, I. Sonne, Blunck, Ernst Meyer und Thorvaldsen. - Insgesamt etwas gebräunt und wenig fleckig.Unterer Rand leicht beschnitten. Versand D: 5,00 EUR Osteria Gensola, Dänische Künstler, \"Danske Konstnere i Osterien la gensola i Roma\", Küchler, Bindesböll, Marstrand, I. Sonne, Blunck, Ernst Meyer und Thorvaldsen, Künstlerportrait, Rom, 19. Jahrhundert, Künstlerkreis,

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        Portrait of a Gentleman with an Encyclopedia

      [Philadelphia?] 1837. Oil on canvas. 30.5 x 25 inches. Signed R Street and dated 1837 lower right.

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        Storia della Repubblica di Venezia

      Capolago: Tipografia Elvetica, 1837. Hardcover. Eleven volumes in five. 310, [1]p; 388pp; 441pp; xxxii, 363pp; 410pp; 304pp; 545pp; 342pp; 410pp; 351pp; 365pp. Contemporary quarter polished calf over marbled boards, spines lettered and decorated in gold, edges stained blue. A comprehensive history of Venice, originally published in Paris in 1819. Translated from the French by Aurelio Bianchi-Giovini. This edition also includes the corrective notes to the original text based on the research of Count Domenico Tiepolo and presented at the end of each volume. Previous owner's name on the front free endpaper of the first volume, spine head of volume II worn, light scattered foxing throughout, mild wear to corner tips, a few minuscule wormholes to spines. A bright, very good+ set. In the Italian language. Cicogna 628 (for the edition by the same publisher but printed in 1832).; 12mo.

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        Descrizione pratica della prima macchina a vapore che ha solcato le acque del Regno Lombardo-Veneto, descritta, delineata e messa alla stampa per l'attuale macchinista Pietro Miani da Venezia.

      dalla Tipografia di Francesco Artaria e Comp, a spese dell'Autore, 1837. Esemplare completo delle cinque tavole più volte ripiegate incise all'acquatinta, disegnate dallo stesso Miani che si firma su ognuna al margine inferiore "Pietro Miani macchinista". Prospetto del Battello posto in antiporta. Seguono al fondo: Prospetto geografico della Macchina - Prospetto geografico della Caldaja - Spaccato ed interno della Macchina e caldaja - Superficie della Macchina. Dalla lettera dedicatoria dell'Autore a pag. 3: "Alle imprese privilegiate Lombarda - Sarda - Ticinese del Battello a vapore il Verbano ... da oltre undici anni in qualità di macchinista offro". Segue a pag. 5 lettera "Al Lettore" e intero sviluppo dell'Opera. Curioso ultimo capitolo "Cambiamento della Professione" come minuziosa autobiografia. Piccola xilo al fronte raffigurante il Battello. Prima ed unica edizione. Alcune fioriture ed una lievissima gora non lesiva alle ultime tavole ma bell'esemplare a pieni margini in barbe. Molto raro, in esemplare completo e totalmente editoriale. Brossura editoriale cartacea a stampa, titoli entro cornice e Indice delle Tavole alla brossura posteriore, pp. 43, 1 di Imprimatur - 5 tav., in 8°

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        Observations on the Naiades; and Descriptions of New Species of that, and other Families by Isaac Lea [Transactions of the American Philosophical Society, vol. 5 New Series, Article II]

      Printed by James Kay, Jun. & Brother, Philadelphia 1837 - 23-119, [1] p., 19 leaves of handcolored lithographed plates drawn by J. Drayton; 29 cm. Disbound from a larger volume. Final 2 pages of text contain "Systematic Index of the Shells Described in Mr Lea's Memoirs: Volumes III., IV. and V." Isaac Lea (1792-1886) was an American geologist, conchologist, and publisher. This article by Lea was read before the Society on March 16, 1832. Very scarce. In Very Good+ Condition: disbound from a larger volume; pp. 109-119 detached from remainder of text block as a unit; light foxing, primarily in the margins of the text; plates are clean and bright.

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        Contributions to Electricity and Magnetism: No. II On the Influence of a Spiral Conductor in increasing the Intensity of Electricity from a Galvanic Arrangement of a Single Pair, &c. by Joseph Henry [Transactions of the American Philosophical Society, vol. 5 New Series, Article X]

      Printed by James Kay, Jun. & Brother, Philadelphia 1837 - [1], 224-231, [1] p.; 29 cm. Disbound from a larger volume. Read before the Society on Feb. 6, 1835. Joseph Henry (1797-1878), one of the founding fathers of electrical technology, was the first Secretary of the Smithsonian Institution. In this paper he responds to Faraday's confirmation of Henry's earlier discovery relating to electricity by describing further experiments he had carried out after moving to Princeton. Very scarce. In Very Good Condition: disbound from a larger volume; 1-cm. closed tear from gutter in each leaf; chip out along gutter of first leaf; clean and bright.

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        Autograph letter signed "Stoltz Rosine" to Mr. [François-Joseph] Fétis, Director of the Conservatoire

      The present letter was written shortly before Stoltz made her Paris Opéra début, as Rachel in La Juive, on August 25, 1837. She remained there for ten years, and created a number of roles, including Ascanio in Berlioz's Benvenuto Cellini (1838) and Léonor in Donizetti's La Favorite (1840). Scandal forced her to resign in 1847, but she returned in 1854. She was especially praised for the intensity of her acting, and her vocal color and broad palette of timbres. Mary Ann Smart in Grove Music Online. Gilbert Duprez, whom the letter mentions, made his highly successful début at the Paris Opéra in Rossini's Guillaume Tell on April 17, 1837. When in the same year first tenor Adolphe Nourrit had to resign from the Opéra due to vocal problems, Duprez, his successor, had to take over many of his roles. "[Duprez] gradually... became the first great tenore di forza, despite a vocal tessitura limited in its lower range... In France he was praised as the first true Romantic tenor and for his excellent declamation and the smoothness of his canto spianato... Presumably through forcing his voice, and also because of the great number of performances he gave during his years in Italy where he had to sing as many as six times a week, a decline set in early; Berlioz greatly admired him in the vigorous music of Benvenuto Cellini in 1838, though noting (Mémoires) that his voice had coarsened somewhat. The story of the famous tenor's rise and fall in Berlioz's Les soirées de l'orchestre is largely based on Duprez's career. He composed a number of operas and his writings include L'art du chant (1845) and Souvenirs d'un chanteur (1880), a valuable account of his times and distinguished contemporaries." Sandro Corti in Grove Music Online. Fétis was "among the most influential musical figures in continental Europe for most of the 19th century, occupying key posts within the Franco-Belgian musical establishment and initiating significant cultural trends through his theoretical works and his concert activity... [He] was at the centre of a network of historians, librarians and early-music performers active in France and Belgium throughout the 19th century. His writings, though recognized as flawed, provided a reference point for such musicians and often offered valuable methodological models regarding the use of primary and secondary sources in the quest for historical information... His vast library and important collection of early instruments... were bequeathed to the Belgian nation: his library is housed in the Bibliothèque Albert Ier, his instrument collection forms part of the museum of the Brussels Conservatory." Katharine Ellis et al. in Grove Music Online. An interesting letter linking three important 19th century musical figures.. 1 page of a bifolium. Quarto. Postmarked Paris, June 3[?], 1837 and Brussels, June 4[?], 1837. In Ink. With integral autograph address panel to verso. In French (with translation). Stoltz graciously thanks Fétis for his letters of recommendation. She had wanted to wait until after her début to thank him, but that has been postponed, perhaps until the end of the month She will sing in Halévy's La Juive alongside Gilbert Duprez, who must learn his role. She is taking advantage of the delay by taking lessons with the noted tenor, Louis Ponchard, four times a week. "I was waiting to give you all my thanks until I had made my début, in order to disturb you just one single time from your serious work... The first role that I am to play is La Juive. Mr. [Gilbert] Duprez does not know the role of Eléazar at all, so he must learn it before then. He also has to perform [Louis Niedermeyer's] Stradella, [Meyerbeer's] Robert [le diable], and [Auber's] La Muette. You see from this list that there will be some time before I appear on the stage of the opera... " Slightly worn, soiled and foxed; creased at folds and corners; slightly faded; remnants of wax seal and minor abrasion and perforation to upper edge of second leaf; previous owner's small round blindstamps to lower margin. Together with a carte-de-visite waist-length photographic reproduction of the noted French mezzo-soprano published in Paris by Pierre Petit. Ca. 103 x 63 mm. with red borders.

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        Eigenh. Brief mit U. Stuttgart, 2. VII. 1837.

      1837. 2 SS. auf Doppelblatt mit eh. Adresse (Faltbrief). Siegel. Gr.-4to. Schöner, langer und launiger Brief an seinen Freund, den Grazer Regisseur (und späteren Direktor des Ständischen Theaters) Karl Remmark (1802-86): "'Das schwimmt ja ganz in einem Meer von Glück!' Nun, ich kann dabei nichts weiter thun, als neidisch hinblicken und seufzend gratuliren. Mein Wilhelm soll die Buchsholzdose besorgen. Das ewige Geschnupfe. Wenn Sie Buben machen, greifen Sie wohl auch rechts aus nach der Prise? Rosner wird, indem ich dies schreibe, (am 2ten July) schon in Gräz seyn; Ein Pfund wollte er, nach vielem Zugreden meinerseits, mitnehmen; hat er's gethan? Wohl bekomm's! - Welchen Titel sollen denn 'Die Royalisten' kriegen? 'Cromwell, oder: Der durch Liebe besänftigte Höllenhund.' Da würden sie doch hineingehen, nicht? 'Ludwig XI' geht um die Ecke. Das hab' ich mir gedacht. So oft ich an die k. k. Censurbehörde erinnert werde, empfinde ich einigen Trost, daß ich nicht nach Wien hab' gehen dürfen. Das ist ja 'n Elend! - Was werden wir nun für den elften L. herausbringen? Ich habe Herrn Pellet gleich geantwortet, und ihm 'Emilia Galotti' (Marinelli) vorgeschlagen; Schröder's 'unglückl. Ehe aus Delikatesse' (Graf Klingsberg), und Perin in D. Diana, die freilich sehr abgenutzt ist. Dummer Peter und Wiederholung vielleicht eines kleien Stückes? - Meine Rollen werden also seyn: 1) Clavigo - Karlos - u. Koch Vatel; 2) Jude Schewa; 3) Alter Klingsberg (v. Kotzebue); 4) Kromwell; 5) Skarabäus und Spitzkopf; 6) Franz (heißt die Canaille); 7) Bettler und König und Schauspieler; 8) --- (für Ludw. XI eine von den oben vorgeschlagenen Rathen Sie zum Besten, ich bitte!); 9) Shylock; 10) Rettung für Rettung; 11) Strelitzen (darin werde ich sehr gern spielen); 12) Polterer und Verschwiegene wider Willen (Kehraus!). Die nothwendigen Rollen und Bücher sende ich übermorgen an die Direkt, des Ständ. Th. in Gräz [...]." - Der aus Glatz gebürtige Seydelmann, ein Freund Karl von Holteis, begann 1816 seine Bühnenlaufbahn. Bereits 1819 hatte er in Graz gespielt; 1829 wurde er Mitglied des Stuttgarter Hoftheaters, wo er gleichzeitig Leiter der dramaturgischen Lehranstalt war. Von hier aus folgten Gastspielreisen in ganz Deutschland, dabei der realistischen Schauspielkunst zum Durchbruch verhelfend. Ab 1835 gastierte er regelmäßig in Berlin, wurde 1838 für das preußische Hoftheater engagiert und zum Hofschauspieler ernannt.

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        LETTERS TO THE RIGHT HONOURABLE LORD BROUGHAM AND VAUX; PRESENTING RAMBLING DETAILS OF A TOUR THROUGH FRANCE, SWITZERLAND, AND ITALY; WITH SOME REMARKS ON HOME POLITICS

      London: John Macrone, 1837. [2],iv,[3-]350pp. Original paper boards, printed spine label. Lower board detached, upper board nearly so, spine chipped, edges worn. Copious pencil notations on endpapers and titlepage, pencil drawing on rear pastedown, with a few additional notation marks scattered through the text. Light tanning and occasional foxing. Good plus. In a half calf box. A copy of Arthur Brook Faulkner's travel narrative, styled as letters to Lord Henry Brougham, well annotated by William Thomas Beckford, writer and author of the Gothic novel VATHEK. Faulkner was an Irish physician and author known for his accounts of continental travel. Here, he writes rather snobbishly of his tour through France, Switzerland, and Italy in early 1837. Beckford, however, was not amused, and amongst his entertaining notes opined that, "This rambling author runs his furious truck & vulgar rig against established... governments with such umitigated virulence that one can hardly help feeling surprised that even Ld Brougham should have accepted the dedication of such a farrago of rank abuse & hackneyed ribaldry." Beckford's further detailed observations are written onto the front and rear endpapers as well as the verso of the titlepage, ranging from short quotation of passages to poltical commentary and notes on mythology. On the rear pastedown, there is a pencil drawing in Beckford's hand of a book cabinet designed for his home in Bath, Lansdown Crescent, where he housed a large portion of his library. A unique record of a prominent author's literary habits and opinions.

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        Eigenh. Brief mit U. München, 24. XII. 1837.

      1837. 2 SS. auf Doppelblatt mit blindgepr. Monogramm. 8vo. Als Kronprinz, an den Philosophiehistoriker Christian August Brandis (1790-1867), als Kabinettsrat im Dienst seines Bruders König Otto von Griechenland: "Mein lieber Herr Kabinetsrath von Brandis, mit wahrem Vergnügen habe ich Ihren letzten Brief aus Athen erhalten, und darin alles das Gute gelesen, was Sie mir in Bezug auf meinen geliebten Bruder den König mittheilten, mit einigem Bedauern vernahm ich, daß Sie leider manche gerechte Gründe zur Unzufriedenheit mit Ihrem Aufenthalte in Griechenland [haben], und sogar sich mit dem Gedanken beschäftigten es vielleicht zu verlassen. Als ein Unglück für meinen Bruder und folglich für sein schönes Land möchte ich es betrachten, sollte dieses geschehen, da Sie Herr Kabinetsrath, zuversichtlich kann ich es sagen, der Mann sind, die geistige Wiedergeburt meines Bruders zu bewirken, daß, um dieses Ziel zu erreichen, es wünschenswerth, ja selbst unumgänglich nöthig ist, daß Sie sich hierüber vertrauensvoll mit dem Herrn Präsidenten von Rudhart benehmen und über die beyderseits einzuschlagenden Weg verständigen, so habe ich deßhalb an ihn geschrieben, und ich hoffe er wird nicht anstehen sich Ihnen zu nähern, so wie ich von Ihrer Seite überzeugt bin daß Sie ihm in dieser Beziehung freundlich entgegenkommen werden; sollte Herr von Rudhart vielleicht zaudern, so ersuche ich Sie, sich auf das hier Gesagte szützend und berufend, dann die Initiative zu erfreifen. Ich ersuche Sie dringend der schönen Aufgabe zu Liebe in Ihrer segnungsvollen Stellung auszuharren [...] Die Königinn meine Mutter läßt Sie namentlich ersuchen Herrn von Rudhart auf alle Punkte im Wesen meines Bruders aufmerksam zu machen, worauf zu wirken für ersprießlich finden!" - Das Schreiben kam zu spät: Ignaz von Rudhart, nach dem Sturz des Grafen Armansperg am 14. Februar 1837 griechischer Ministerpräsident, war bereits am 20. XII. 1837 zurückgetreten; wenige Monate später sollte er auf der Rückreise in Triest sterben. - Spätere Numerierung "450" in blauer Tinte.

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        Samlade dikter. 1-2. [Sammanbunden med:] Erik Gustaf Geijer (red.): Litteratur-bladet [...] N:o 2. Februari Månad. 1838.

      Upsala, Leffler & Sebell, 1837-8. 8vo. viii + 334; + [ii] + 388 pp. [Och:] Stockholm, P. A. Norstedt & Söner, [1838]. (=Vol. 1, s. 17-32.) Samtida danskt halvfranskt band, guldornerad rygg med fyra upphöjda bind. Bandet nött, ngt skört och med kapitälskador, svaga falsar, de första och sista bladen ngt lagerfläckade. Främre spegeln med dikutgåvans främre omslag uppfodrat, med Atterboms egenhändiga dedikation a tergo: "Till Chr. Molbech med oförändrad ungdomsvänskap från Diktaren". Ett mycket fint associationsexemplar av första samlingen av Atterboms dikter, sammanbunden med Geijers berömda recension i Litteratur-bladet. Den danske historikern och språkmannen Christian Molbech (1783-1857) hade lärt känna Atterbom under sin resa i Sverige 1812. De möttes åter när Atterbom besökte Köpenhamn 1825, vid vilket tillfälle Molbech hälsade honom med en fin dikt. De utväxlade även en mängd brev mellan Uppsala och Köpenhamn genom åren. 1843 tillägnade Atterbom sin vän andra delen av sin svenska litteraturhistoria, Svenska Siare och Skalder: "Till den äldste af mina danska vänner Christian Molbech egnas dessa blad med djup tacksamhet".Föreliggande exemplar av Atterboms samlade dikter kan följas i Atterboms och Molbechs brevväxling. Den 3 maj 1838 tackar Molbech för den första delen, medan den andra ännu inte anlänt. Okunnig om hur förkrossad Atterbom var över Geijers recension i Litteratur-bladet råkade Molbech till och med skriva att han delvis höll med om den! Han planerade även att själv skriva en artikel om Atterboms poesi. Atterbom i sin tur berättade om hur han upplevde Geijers artikel i ett långt fint brev i oktober, varefter Molbech försiktigtvis undviker ämnet i fortsättningen. Han upprepar dock att han gärna vill skriva en egen artikel, om han hinner. (Det gjorde han uppenbarligen aldrig.) I mars 1839 kan han äntligen tacka Atterbom för andra delen av dikterna, som Atterbom skickat med en vän nästan ett år tidigare.Geijers artikel, som är medbunden här, har Molbech naturligtvis inte fått av Atterbom, utan av Henrik Reuterdahl (brev daterat April 15, 1838). Det finns olika tolkningar av denna ryktbara recension, en av de händelser 1838 som signalerade Geijers "avfall" från konservatism till liberalism. En del har betraktat den som taktlös och örättvis, andra menar att den på ett rättvisande sätt pekar ut både starka och svaga sidor i Atterboms romantiska poesi. John Landquist uppger att Geijer efter att ha läst första delen avsåg att skriva en berömmande recension, men ändrade sig efter att ha tagit del av Atterboms skrytsamma och pretentiösa efterord i andra delen. Efter den inledande fnurran lyckades Atterbok och Geijer trots allt förbli vänner.

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        Wanderings and Excursions in South Wales: With the scenery of the River Wye. With fifty engravings, from drawings by Harding, Fielding, Cox, Creswick, and Cattermole, and an accurate map. [Uniform with:] — Wanderings and Excursions in North Wales. With fifty engravings, from drawings by Cattermole, Cox, and Creswick, and an accurate map.

      London: Tilt and Bogue; Simpson and Co.; and Orr and Co.; Wrightson and Webb, Birmingham; Webb, Liverpool; Simms and Dinham, Manchester, [1837?] - Together 2 works in 2 volumes, octavo (213 x 132 mm). Uniformly bound in near-contemporary red hard-grain morocco by Hayday with the gilt arms of the Prince of Wales centrally on the covers, with the three feathers and Welsh harp devices alternately in corners and in spine compartments, yellow endpapers, silk bookmarks, gilt edges. A touch of rubbing at extremities, but a fine set. Together 100 engraved plates and 2 large folding maps coloured in outline (the map of North Wales with small cloth tape repair on verso). A fine pair of bindings by London's leading binder of the 1840s and 1850s, with appropriately Welsh heraldic devices, perhaps done in celebration of the birth of Edward, the eldest son of Queen Victoria, in 1841. As Prince of Wales from 8 December 1841 to 22 January 1901, the future Edward VII held the record for longest-serving heir apparent until overtaken by the current holder of the title. The front pastedowns have the library shelf labels of Thos. D. Murphy. This appears to be the Iowan art publisher and author Thomas D. Murphy (1866–1928), whose company had a branch office in London. He travelled to England frequently and wrote a number of travel books, including British Highways and Byways (1908) and In Unfamiliar England (1910). Most institutional listings of these undated Birmingham-printed editions give the suggested date 1837. A note at the end of each volume states that the two volumes were issued uniform with each other, and that they are "new and improved" editions.

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        Sammlung aller Gestüts Zeichen der Provinz Preussen und Litthauen.

      Julius Kuhr, Berlin 1837 - Berlin, Julius Kuhr (1837). 12,5 x 10 cm. (38) S. und Titel. Ln. Durchwegs lithographiertes Werk, Titel mit dem Trakehner Gestüt Brandzeichen und zeitgenössischem Namenseintrag "Tieck". Weiters 72 Brandzeichen und ihre Beschreibung (Aweiden, Böhm, Eulenburg, Goltz, Schlieben, Wernsdorff, Todtenhöfer, Sperber, Lehndorf(f), Fahrenheit, Dönhoff u.a.) - Keyser 8.2.291. Vorderdeckel innen mit montiertem Blatt 'Deutsches Gestüt-Buch' (1873). Vortitel mit Rundstempel Königl. Kreisthierarzt des Kreises Heydekrug. 1. und einzige Ausgabe, sehr seltenes Zeugnis aus Ostpreussen und dem Memelland mit reizvoller Graphik. Sprache: deu [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Col. Peel [Portrait]

      London, 1837. Etching, 225 x 155 mm.; in fine condition, framed. A portrait of Colonel Thomas Peel - cousin of Sir Robert Peel - the promoter of free settlement at Swan River.After losing his controversial Swan River land grant due to the late arrival of his ship Gilmore, Peel established the small settlement of Clarence (today known as Woodman's Point), to await the arrival of his ships the Hooghly and the Rockingham. After further misfortunes, including the wrecking of the Rockingham during her landing, Peel eventually brought his remaining settlers to Mandurah, where he lived until his death in 1856. He is remembered today by Peel Estate, an area famous for its vineyards.

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        New Plan of London 1837. Published for the Proprietors of the Guide to Knowledge.

      1837 - Wood engraving, printing white on a black background, 335 x 510 mm, dissected and mounted on linen, with brown paper end-papers, the linen backing stained on verso. London : William Edwards, Very unusual map of London, engraved in such a way that the features of the map appear as white lines and letters on a black background, characteristic of the series of maps in William Pinnock's 'Guide to Knowledge', for which it was prepared, but quite unlike pretty much any other series of maps. The map covers central London from London Zoo and the Regents Canal to Vauxhall Bridge, and from Hyde Park to the Mile End Road. Published early in the railway era, the map marks only the Birmingham Railway into Euston Station, and the Greenwich Railway into London Bridge Station, while large parts of Chelsea, Victoria and south-eastern London are still fields. Among the new developments shown are the Brunel's Thames Tunnel, from Rotherhithe to Wapping, a remarkable feature of engineering, and the proposed Hungerford Foot Bridge across the Thames to Charing Cross. Howgego, Printed Maps of London, 346 (2).

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        Eigenh. Brief mit U. Gotha, 21. V. 1837.

      1837. 1 S. 4to. Mit eh. Adresse (Faltbrief) und Siegel. An den Studenten Carl von Schlitz, gen. von Goertz (1822-1885) in Würzburg: "[...] Am Himmelfahrtstage regnete es den ganzen Tag, so daß nicht einmal die gewöhnlichen Spaziergänge vorgenommen werden konnten. Selbst an Pfingsten sah der Himmel sehr drohend aus. Demungeachtet machte sich ein Häufchen nach dem andern auf den Weg; einige am 14ten, andere erst am 15ten May. - Abends den 15. trafen sie sämmtlich, gehörig durchnäßt, doch wohlbehalten, wieder hier ein. | Die letzten Berichte, welche wir von Dr. [Siegmar] Lenz und v. Planta erhielten, waren aus München, wo sie von den Eltern unseres Welsch und dem Herrn von Hagedorn - dessen Du dich wohl noch entsinnen wirst - sehr freundlich aufgenommen wurden. Am 12ten dto. gedachten sie in Reichenau - dem Landsitze des Herrn Obersten von Planta, einzutreffen. Also wirst Du nun in Würzburg bleiben! Das wird ja Dir und Deinem verehrten Herrn Oheim recht sein. Empfiehl mich demselben, dem Herrn Grafen Hermann und Herrn Abeken angelegenlichst [...]". - "Salzmann's nicht zu unterschätzendes Verdienst ist es, daß er die schöpferischen Ideen seines Vaters in gleichem Geiste mit Verständniß und Geschick für die praktischen Zwecke der Erziehung mit Erfolg zu verwerthen verstand." (ADB XXX, 304).

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        Eigenh. Brief mit U. O. O., 18. IX. 1837.

      1837. 1 S. 8vo. Übersendet einem Freund "als Andenken und zur Aufmunterung" einen von ihm verfassten Kunstbericht. "Gestern mit der Eröffnung der Leipziger Ausstellung erfolgte auch die Ausgabe. Ich habe alle Ursache mit den Leipziger Freunden zufrieden zu sein [...]". - Gefaltet. - Nach dem Studium der Philosophie und der Rechtswissenschaften ließ Mosen sich als Advokat in Leipzig nieder, wurde 1831 Gerichtsaktuar und 1834 selbständiger Anwalt in Dresden, wo er sich mit Ludwig Tieck, Ernst Theodor Echtermeyer, Arnold Ruge und Gottfried Semper befreundete. 1844 wurde Mosen Dramaturg am Großherzoglichen Hoftheater in Oldenburg, 1846 begann er unter stetig anwachsenden Lähmungserscheinungen zu leiden, die schlußends zu Unbeweglichkeit und zum Verlust der Sprache führten.

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        STARNBERG. Blick von der von Gauting kommenden Strasse auf Starnberg mit Schloß, Kirche und Prinz-Carl-Palais; links der See mit dem jenseitigen Ufer und der Kirche von Aufkirchen; im Hgr. Bergpanorama.

      - Lithographie von Gustav Kraus, 1837, 12,5 x 17 cm. Pressler 258. - Blatt II aus der 1837 bei Fr. Sauer erschienenen Folge "Alpenblumen".

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        La Russie Pittoresque. Par une Société d'Hommes de Lettres.

      Chez Roux, Paris 1837 - 360 S. mit 57 fein gestochenen oder lithographischen Tafeln, Das Werk erschien in zahlreichen Einzellieferungen, die original-Broschur der Einzellieferungen ist miteingebunden, die Lieferung S. 177-184 fehlt, dafür sind die SS. 185-192 doppelt eingebunden. Die Tafeln mit Abbildung von Landschaften, Volksstämmen, Gewändern und Uniformen, Stadtansichten, historischen Begebenheiten etc. Sprache: Französisch Gewicht in Gramm: 1400 4°, marmorierter Pappband der Zeit mit handschriftlichem Rückentitel auf Papier-Rückenschild, Einband leicht berieben und bestoßen, das Papier zuweilen mit unscheinbarem Wasserrand, bei den letzten 100 Seiten auch die Tafeln betroffen, Bindung leicht locker, Innendeckel mit Exlibris, insgesamt gutes und innen sauberes Exemplar, [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        The Sankhya Karika,: or Memorial verses on the Sankhya philosophy by Iswara Krishna; translated from the Sanscrit by Henry Thomas Colebrooke. Also the Bhashya or commentary of Gaurapada; translated, and illustrated by an original comment, by Horace Hayman Wilson.

      Oxford: Oriental Translation Fund. 1837 - A very good copy bound in the original silk cloth. Baptist Missionary Society bookplate. First edition 4to, pp.xiv, 56, [6], 194.

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        Alpenblumen; oder fünfundzwanzig malerische Ansichten interessanter Berge, Seen, Städte, Burgen, Thäler ec. im bayerischen Hochlande. Mit erläuterndem deutschen und französischen Texte.

      München, Joseph Lindauer, 1837. 20,5 x 25,5 cm. 34 S. Mit 25 (1 gefalt.) Lithographien von Gustav Kraus. Grüner Original-Pp. Pressler 257-281. - Komplett seltenes, entzückendes Album mit den reizvollen Ansichten von Gustav Kraus. - Erschien, wie auf dem Vorderdeckel vermerkt, als Fortsetzung des \"Alpenröslein\". - Unter den Ansichten Seefeld, Starnberg, Leutstetten, Tutzing, Diessen, Schlehdorf, Walchensee, Garmisch, Grainau, Eibsee, Füssen, Hohenschwangau, Bad Tölz, Hohenburg, Tegernsee, Schliersee, Hohen- und Niederaschau, Herren- und Frauenchiemsee, sowie eine ausfaltbare Panorama-Aussicht vom Peißenberg. - Der Einband mit einem in Umrissen lithographierten Jäger und einer Sennerin sowie eine Ansicht der Fraueninsel im Stile Eugen Neureuthers, vermutlich von Franz Seitz (vgl. dessen \"Umrisse zu Franz von Kobell`s Gedichten in Oberbayerischer Mundart\", 1843 für denselben Verlag). - Der frische Einband am Rücken mit Papierstreifen verstärkt. Die Tafeln im äusseren Randbereich leicht gebräunt, sonst sauber und frisch. - Breitrandig und wohlerhalten. Versand D: 6,00 EUR BAYERN, Oberbayern

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        Gesamtansicht von Norden, links der Weinberg mit der ehemaligen Schlosskapelle, im Vordergrund Jäger mit Sennerin.

       Kol. Lithographie von Gustav Kraus, 1837, 12,5 x 17 cm. Pressler 277. - Blatt XXI aus der 1837 bei Fr. Sauer erschienenen Folge \"Alpenblumen\". Versand D: 6,00 EUR BAYERN, Oberbayern

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        Eigenh. Brief mit U. Berlin, 12. I. 1837.

      1837. 3 SS. 8vo. Wohl an Friedrich von Raumer (1781-1873): "Entschuldigen Sie, wenn ich so frei bin, dieselben mit einer großen Bitte zu beläßtigen. Ich habe nemlich [!] aus dem Oratorium Susanna von Händel, eine kleine Arie erhalten, die wundervoll ist, welche aber mit englischem Texte ist, da sie so kurz ist, würde ich ergebenst bitten, wenn es Ihre Geschäfte zuließen, die große Güte zu haben, den Text zu übersetzen. Ich bin so frei die Noten beizulegen. Ich habe gehört Sie sind nicht wohl, sonst wäre ich selbst gekommen. Nochmals bitte ich um Entschuldigung [...]". - Als Zofe einer adeligen Dame nach Wien gekommen, von Emanuel Schikaneder entdeckt und von Antonio Salieri ausgebildet, debütierte die große Sängerin 1803. Napoleon - der sie 1809 erstmals hörte und zutiefst bewunderte - wollte sie nach Paris holen, was aber durch ihre im selben Jahr geschlossene Ehe verhindert wurde. "Ihre größten Triumphe feierte sie zu Berlin, wo sie 1816 als Primadonna engagiert wurde und bis 1829 sang (sie überwarf sich mit Spontini)" (Riemann, Musiklexikon, 11. Aufl., 1929, zit. n. DBA II 898, 210). Ihre Stimme in Verbindung mit einer ungewöhnlich großen mimisch-dramatischen Begabung inspirierte derart, daß u. a. Beethoven den "Fidelio" und Cherubini die "Fanisca" für sie schrieb; Schuberts Oper "Alfonso und Estrella" hingegen lehnte sie ab, "da die Rolle der Estrella ihr als zu lyrisch nicht lag" (MGG IX, 291).

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        Sachsens Kirchengalerie - Erster Band

      1837 - Sachsens Kirchengalerie. Bd. 1. Inspectionen: Dresden, Meissen und St. Afra. Lief. 2 - 36 + 1 Suppl.-Lief. - Dresden : Schmidt, 1837. - VIII, 148 S., 2 Bl., 71 Bl. (Lithogr., davon 20 doppels.), 1 gef. Lithogr. (Meissen und seine Kirchen, 40 x 46,5 cm) /Textseiten braunfleckig, Grafiken meist weniger fleckig, nur einige Lithogr. im mittleren Teil stark gebräunt, 1 Lithogr. eingerissen, gef. Lithogr. im unteren Teil mehrfach eingerissen, von hinten ganzflächig mit Papier hinterlegt/

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        Autograph letter signed ("Paganini"). N. p., 6. XII. 1837.

      1837. 4to. ½ p. With autogr. address. To his publisher Antonio Pacini in Paris; a side letter to a letter addressed to Pacini which was erroneously sent to himself: "Caro Pacini, Avendo ricevuto dalla posta una lettera con altra a voi diretta, ve le spicco tutte due curioso di sapere, se capite nulla nella mia, e se rilevate qualche cosa dalla vostra!" - Somewhat spotty, some damage to edges; left edge with traces from mounting.

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        Memoirs of the Life of The Late John Mytton, Esq. of Halston, Shropshire. Formerly M. P. for Shrewsbury; High Sheriff for the Counties of Salop & Merioneth, and Major of the North Shropshire Yeomanry Cavalry. With Notices of his Hunting, Shooting, Driving, Racing, eccentric, and extravagant exploits [...]. Second edition, reprinted (with considerable additions) from the New Sporting Magazine.

      London, Rudolph Ackermann, 1837. Gr.-8°. Mit gest. Titel m. Vignette u. 18 kolor. Aquatintatafeln von H. Alken u. T. J. Rawlins. IX S., 1 Bl., 206 S., 1 Bl., 8 S., Illustr.-OLwd. m. dreiseitigem Goldschnitt. Zweite erweiterte Auflage, „more interesting than the first edition“ (Schwerdt). - „This second edition contains 6 extra plates, and 3 new plates replace 3 of the old plates of the first edition, making 9 new plates in all“ (Tooley). Die bewegten Jagd-, Kutschen- und Reitdarstellungen in kräftigem Kolorit: Alken „at his best“ (Sawyer-Darton). - Der hübsche Verlagseinband nur leicht berieben, bestoßen bzw. fleckig. Exlibris a. Innendeckel. Buchblock nach dem Titel gebrochen. Gleichmäßig etw. gebräunt. - Abbey, Life 385; Schwerdt I, 38; Tooley 67. Versand D: 12,00 EUR Nimrod, Apperley, Alken, Rawlins, Memoirs of the Life of The Late John Mytton, Esq. of Halston, Shropshire. Formerly M. P. for Shrewsbury; High Sheriff for the Counties of Salop & Merioneth, and Major of the North Shropshire Yeomanry Cavalry. With Notices of his Hunting, Shooting, Driving, Racing, eccentric, and extravagant exploits, Reiten

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        Autograph Letter Thanking Escudier for his Article

      - A short autograph letter from the French Romantic composer, addressed to the French journalist, music critic and music publisher Léon Escudier and thanking him for a "superb and warm" article about his works. Translated from the French, in full: "My dear Escudier (I believe it was Leon who was the author), I came to shake your hand and thank you for the superb and warm article. There has rarely been written on my compositions something which is so remarkable in its insights, and which has made me so happy. Yours, H. Berlioz." 1 p., with an additional cover page addressed to Escudier. No place, no date. One tear, some small chips, smudges, and toning; overall in very good condition. 4.25 x 5 inches (10.5 x 13 cm). Together with a later sepia postcard portrait of the composer, 5 x 7 inches (12.5 x 17.7 cm).In 1837, together with his brother Marie Escudier and Jules Maurel, Leon Escudier founded the weekly La France musicale as well as a music publishing company. In December 1860, he founded the journal L'Art musical.

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        Le Plutarque francais, vie des hommes et des femmes illustres de la France...

      de l'imprimerie de Crapelet, 1837-40. Otto parti legate in quattro volumi di cm. 27, pp. 2.500 ca. complessive. Con 8 antiporta figurate e 192 belle tavole fuori testo incise in rame e finemente acquarellate. Graziosa legatura coeva in piena tela zigrinata verde con titoli efiletti in oro al dorso. Qualche rada brunitura, ma complessivamente esemplare genuino, marginoso e ben conservato. Vasta galleria storica in cui vengono presentate le biografie ed i ritratti dei più celebri personaggi della storia di Francia. Opera munita di apparato iconografico di bellezza davvero rilevante. Prima edizione, non comune a reperirsi completa di tutte le tavole come il presente esemplare e da non confondersi con la seconda edizione che presenta le tavole in nero.

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        Metodo per addestrare il cavallo con arte facile e naturale. Tradotto dal tedesco da Federico Palmieri marchese di Monferrato primo tenente di cavalleria de' Reali Eserciti di S.M. Siciliana.

      Napoli, dalla Reale Tipografia della Guerra, 1837, 8vo legatura in mezza pelle ottocentesca con fregi e titoli dorati al dorso, pp. XXI-(2)-322-(2) con otto tavole al tratto e una litografia in antiporta (ediventemente staccatasi nel tempo e riapplicata al risguardo)

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        Etudes sur l'e'conomie politique par J. C. L. Simonde De Sismondi. Tome premier (-deuxieme).

      Soci?t? typographique belge, 1837-38. In 8, pp. X + 328; (4) + 344. Qualche lievissima gora, rare puntinature. Br. ed. con poche manc. alle cuffie. Edizione pubblicata nello stesso anno della prima. Rappresenta una delle piu' importanti opere economiche di Sismondi e raccoglie una serie di scritti dedicati a produzione e consumo, redistribuzione del reddito, la schiavitu', le condizioni dei coltivatori irlandesi, le condizioni dei contadini della campagna romana. Sismondi fu in principio divulgatore delle teorie smithiane, poi divenne uno dei principali critici del sistema capitalistico, tanto da essere considerato tra i precursori del socialismo anche se la critica marxista lo bollera', in seguito, come piccolo borghese. Fu in particolare l'osservazione degli effetti dell'industrializzazione in Inghilterra che portera' Sismondi su posizioni umanitarie e che lo fara' essere il primo economista a enunciare il principio di redistribuzione della ricchezza. Il liberismo economico e' la principale causa della miseria dei lavoratori, la concorrenza ha come effetto la diminuzione dei salari. Inoltre l'introduzione delle macchine non favorisce altri che il padronato. Tra le soluzioni prospettate, Sismondi ipotizza la riduzione dell'orario di lavoro, l'eliminazione del lavoro minorile e la cassa malattie e vecchiaia. Talvolta considerato un economista incoerente, non essendo in realta' succube di paradigmi dominanti, cerco' una sistematica teorica per spiegare i meccanismi di dominio dell'uomo sull'uomo e dell'uomo sulla natura finalizzati alla sopravvivenza. Einaudi, 5301. ITA

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        History of the Inductive Sciences [and] The Philosophy of the Inductive Sciences

      London: John W. Parker, 1837 & 1840. First editions. "History" in three volumes, "Philosophy" in two. 8vo. Uniformly bound in tan full calf, spines with raised bands, gilt lettered labels, all edges marbled. Slight darkening to the spines, an attractive set. Whewell was a prolific writer and something of a scientific polymath, concerning himself with the development and understanding of the wider reaches of the subject rather than specialising in specific branches. Indeed, it was said that Charles Lyell initially regretted that his contemporary didn't concentrate his great intellect on particular sciences, but subsequently came to the opinion that "by being a universalist rather than a specialist he was assisting the progress of science". (ODNB) These were his two most important works: in the first Whewell sought to provide an introductory explanation of the subject, whilst in the latter he sought to provide a philosophical grounding for the development of science and knowledge in general.

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        Neueste Beschreibung der Haupt -und Residenzstadt München und deren Umgegend.

      Mchn., Lindauer, 1837. 3., gänzlich umgearbeitete Aufl. 18 x 11,5 cm. IV, 223 S., 6 Bl. Verlagsanzeigen. Mit 1 mehrf. gefalt. lithographiertem Stadtplan, 1 mehrf. gefalt. Kupferstichtafel und 3 gestoch. Tafeln im Text. Lithogr. Kart. d. Zt. mit Goldschnitt. Lentner 14606; nicht bei Pfister. - Seltener sehr reichhaltiger Führer, mit einem schönen Souvenirblatt (in Kupferstich) mit einer Gesamtansicht umgeben von 12 kleinen Teilansichten (Evangelische Kirche, Isarbrücke, Maximilianplatz, Biederstein, St. Emeran, Harlaching, Schleissheim, Neuberghausen, Nymphenburg, Blutenburg, Magdalenen Kapelle, Palais des Prinzen Carl) und detailliertem großen Stadtplan, sowie drei Kupferstichen mit Monumenten. - Mit dem meist fehlenden \"neuen\" Plan. - Wenige Seiten nur minimal gebräunt. Insgesamt ein sehr schönes Exemplar. Versand D: 6,00 EUR BAYERN, Oberbayern

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        Entrance to Madrid / The Gate of Alcala.

      Hodgson & Graves. London. [ 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). [Attributes: First Edition]

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        Arthur T. Pierson - Personal Golden Wedding Scrapbook

      Arthur T. Pierson 1837-1911. Major Christian leader. Preached over 13,000 sermons. Wrote over 50 books. Gave Bible lectures as part of a transatlantic preaching ministry that made him famous in Scotland and England. He was consulting editor for the Scoffield reference bible. Friends of D.L. Moody and George Mueller and C.H. Spurgeon, whom he succeeded at the Metropolitan Tabernacle in London from 1891-1893.Over 9.75" x 12". Very good to good. First page lettered by Pierson; reads "To my darling wife, a memorial of 50 years"; drawn symbol and a signature of Pierson; photos and photographic illustrations, other illustrations, a few color; handwritten captions often in poetry below pictures. Some other applicable paper information laying loose at end of book. Heavy string bound cloth binder. Some wear/rubbing at external edges; pages very good condition.

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        Der glorreiche Augenblick Cantate: Partitur: Vor den allerhöchsten Monarchen und höchsten Herrschaften am Wiener Kongresse zum erstenmale aufgefürht

      Vienna: Tobias Haslinger, [1837]. - First trade edition (P N: T.H. 6801) after the limited Haslinger Prachtausgabe (Deluxe edition) of 48 cm (18.9 in). Black cloth spine with original thin yellow cardboard binding with elaborately decorated red border with black lettering of title, author, publisher, etc on front cover. 8 unnumbered preliminary sheets with dedications to the attending monarchs, delegates, advisors, and a printing of the words of the cantata. 200 pages of the full score for orchestra, vocal soloists and chorus. 33 x 26 cm (13 x 10.2 in.) 1.16 kg (2 lb 12 oz). Very Good Plus copy with some soiling to outside of covers, but with original covers, scattered foxing, mostly in the margins, a few wrinkles, and one sheet of text detached, as part of its interior margin has adhered to previous sheet; this could be restored bya competent book or paper repairer. Anton Schindler, Beethoven’s secretary, wrote in his biography of Beethoven that there were 6,000 people in the great hall of the Congress of Vienna when the work was performed, and that it made a wonderful impression on the delegates and the audience as a whole. The text addresses the 3 powerful monarchs present, and each of these has an elaborately engraved page in the score with crowns, heraldic crests, etc.: Franz I, Emperor of Austria; Nicholas I, Emperor of Russia; Friedrich Wilhelm III, King of Prussia. The orchestra contained 68 string players, plus the usual winds and percussion, making it the largest orchestra of any Beethoven premier and, as far as is known, the largest orchestra provided for any of his works during the life of the composer. There were large choirs of women, men and children, with 4 soloists representing Vienna, Scherinn. Genius, and Führer des Volkes. Both Carl Czerny and Carl Reinecke made piano reductions of the score. The score was not published until 1835 and then only in a 48 cm. format; KVK and WorldCat find the only libraries that hold this are in Vienna and Lucerne. This regular edition of the orchestra score in 1837 was its last printing by Haslinger. KVK and WorldCat show this edition in a library in Munich, Frankfurt, Vienna, Amsterdam, at Royal College of Music and The British Library in London, U. of Texas at Austin, Washington U. in St. Louis. Also see Kurt Dorfmüller et al, Beethoven: Thematisch-bibliographisches Werkverzeichnis (2014), pages 894-914. The work runs about 35 to 40 minutes; hear uninspired recordings at YouTube or Spotify. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        L'herbagère

      - A. Dupont, Paris 1837, 14,5x22cm, 2 volumes brochés. - First Edition. Indietro del secondo volume incrinato, foxing marginale che colpisce le pagine prima e l'ultima del primo volume, pallido umidità angolare che colpisce le prime pagine del secondo volume, quasi copie gratuite del foxing. Rare. - [FRENCH VERSION FOLLOWS] Edition originale. Dos du second volume fendillé, mouillures marginales affectant les toutes premières et toutes dernières pages du premier volume, une pâle mouillure angulaire affectant les toutes premières pages du second volume, exemplaires quasi exempt de rousseurs. Rare.

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        Middle East Campaigns. Watercolours and sketches from the Bosporus, Syria, and Egypt, signed "J. C." Various places, c. 1837-1845.

      1837. Folio (290 x 441 mm). 23 watercolours, 11 pencil drawings, mounted. Brown quarter calf with contemporary marbled boards. Stunning collection of paintings and drawings by Sir John Corbett, realized during his naval campaigns in the Ottoman Mediterranean. Corbett joined the Navy in 1835 and was promoted to the rank of Commander in 1852, then to Captain in 1857. He served in the 1856-60 Second Opium War, fought by Britain and France against the Qing dynasty of China, and was made Commander in Chief, East Indies, in 1877. An amateur painter, he regularly brought home drawings and watercolours from his travels. The present collection comprises his earliest such works, prepared between the ages of 15 and 22 during service in the Mediterranean - at the beginning of his career both as a sailor and as a painter. While the first series of the album, the work of a talented boy still honing his skills, is dedicated to Turkey and the Bosporus (1837-38), the second, showing the coasts of Syria, Mount Lebanon and Egypt (1840-1841), reveals a more fully developed draughtsman and colourist. The collection also includes sketches of Malta (1843), Tangiers (1845), Liverpool, and Lisbon. The sun-drenched coastal views of Middle East, the scenes of attack on Tortosa in Syria and of the English armada at Beirut to which he was a witness are mostly signed and captioned, sometimes on the reverse, sometimes with an additional label added later by the artist. A beautiful set.

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        Autograph letter signed "Stoltz Rosine" to Mr. [François-Joseph] Fétis, Director of the Conservatoire

      The present letter was written shortly before Stoltz made her Paris Opéra début, as Rachel in La Juive, on August 25, 1837. She remained there for ten years, and created a number of roles, including Ascanio in Berlioz's Benvenuto Cellini (1838) and Léonor in Donizetti's La Favorite (1840). Scandal forced her to resign in 1847, but she returned in 1854. She was especially praised for the intensity of her acting, and her vocal color and broad palette of timbres. Mary Ann Smart in Grove Music Online. Gilbert Duprez, whom the letter mentions, made his highly successful début at the Paris Opéra in Rossini's Guillaume Tell on April 17, 1837. When in the same year first tenor Adolphe Nourrit had to resign from the Opéra due to vocal problems, Duprez, his successor, had to take over many of his roles. "[Duprez] gradually... became the first great tenore di forza, despite a vocal tessitura limited in its lower range... In France he was praised as the first true Romantic tenor and for his excellent declamation and the smoothness of his canto spianato... Presumably through forcing his voice, and also because of the great number of performances he gave during his years in Italy where he had to sing as many as six times a week, a decline set in early; Berlioz greatly admired him in the vigorous music of Benvenuto Cellini in 1838, though noting (Mémoires) that his voice had coarsened somewhat. The story of the famous tenor's rise and fall in Berlioz's Les soirées de l'orchestre is largely based on Duprez's career. He composed a number of operas and his writings include L'art du chant (1845) and Souvenirs d'un chanteur (1880), a valuable account of his times and distinguished contemporaries." Sandro Corti in Grove Music Online. Fétis was "among the most influential musical figures in continental Europe for most of the 19th century, occupying key posts within the Franco-Belgian musical establishment and initiating significant cultural trends through his theoretical works and his concert activity... [He] was at the centre of a network of historians, librarians and early-music performers active in France and Belgium throughout the 19th century. His writings, though recognized as flawed, provided a reference point for such musicians and often offered valuable methodological models regarding the use of primary and secondary sources in the quest for historical information... His vast library and important collection of early instruments... were bequeathed to the Belgian nation: his library is housed in the Bibliothèque Albert Ier, his instrument collection forms part of the museum of the Brussels Conservatory." Katharine Ellis et al. in Grove Music Online. An interesting letter linking three important 19th century musical figures.. 1 page of a bifolium. Quarto. Postmarked Paris, June 3[?], 1837 and Brussels, June 4[?], 1837. In Ink. With integral autograph address panel to verso. In French (with translation). Stoltz graciously thanks Fétis for his letters of recommendation. She had wanted to wait until after her début to thank him, but that has been postponed, perhaps until the end of the month She will sing in Halévy's La Juive alongside Gilbert Duprez, who must learn his role. She is taking advantage of the delay by taking lessons with the noted tenor, Louis Ponchard, four times a week. "I was waiting to give you all my thanks until I had made my début, in order to disturb you just one single time from your serious work... The first role that I am to play is La Juive. Mr. [Gilbert] Duprez does not know the role of Eléazar at all, so he must learn it before then. He also has to perform [Louis Niedermeyer's] Stradella, [Meyerbeer's] Robert [le diable], and [Auber's] La Muette. You see from this list that there will be some time before I appear on the stage of the opera... " Slightly worn, soiled and foxed; creased at folds and corners; slightly faded; remnants of wax seal and minor abrasion and perforation to upper edge of second leaf; previous owner's small round blindstamps to lower margin. Together with a carte-de-visite waist-length photographic reproduction of the noted French mezzo-soprano published in Paris by Pierre Petit. Ca. 103 x 63 mm. with red borders.

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        Eigenh. Brief mit U. Stuttgart, 11. V. 1837.

      1837. 1 S. Gr.-4to. An den Direktor des Ständischen Theaters in Graz, Josef Pellet: "Mein Arzt empfiehlt mir, Gott sei Dank, mehr zur Erholung als zur Herstellung zerrütteter Gesundheit, ein Oesterreichisches Bad. Höre ich Oesterreich nennen, denke ich zunächst an Grätz! D'rum schrieb ich meinem Freunde, Ihrem trefflichen Remmark. Er war so lieb, Ihnen Mittheilung zu machen und nun befinden sich einige Zeilen von Ihnen in meiner Hand, denen zu Folge ich, im Monat September d. J., 8 oder 12mal auf Ihrer Bühne spielen darf. Ich gehe, vertrauend auf gutes Glück, auf die mir gemachten Vorschläge ein; obwohl ich nie auf Theilung und Benefize ohne Garantie gespielt habe. Jedoch muß ich zwölfmal spielen; der großen Entfernung, der Kosten wegen, da ich vielleicht Frau und Sohn mitbringe, die auch in Grätz verliebt sind. - Um das Einzige ersuche ich Sie, hochverehrter Herr Director, halten Sie unsere Angelegenheit so geheim als immer möglich. Zur rechten Zeit wird sie jedenfalls bekannt. Und mäßigen Sie Ihre Ewartungen, damit ich nicht zu sehr hinter ihnen zurückbleibe. - Welche Stücke für einen Schauspieler meines Faches finde ich denn auf Ihrem Repertoire? Darf ich Sie bitten, mir Ihre desfallsigen Wünsche möglichst bald mitzutheilen? [...]". - Spuren alter Faltung; verso Antwortvermerk des Empfängers. - Der aus Glatz gebürtige Seydelmann, ein Freund Karl von Holteis, begann 1816 seine Bühnenlaufbahn. Bereits 1819 hatte er in Graz gespielt; 1829 wurde er Mitglied des Stuttgarter Hoftheaters, wo er gleichzeitig Leiter der dramaturgischen Lehranstalt war. Von hier aus folgten Gastspielreisen in ganz Deutschland, dabei der realistischen Schauspielkunst zum Durchbruch verhelfend. Ab 1835 gastierte er regelmäßig in Berlin, wurde 1838 für das preußische Hoftheater engagiert und zum Hofschauspieler ernannt.

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        The Posthumous Papers of the Pickwick Club

      Chapman & Hall, London 1837 - Half burgundy leather over burgundy tweed style boards. Small mark on front cover where another book has rubbed Five raised bands to spine wth gilt titles in second compartment and gilt decoration in others. Marbled eps.and page edges. Contains the 2 suppressed Buss plates on pages 69 and 74, directions to printer & errata. I believe that this is a Genuine first printing with all first state points from "Veller" on title page to the inperfect " F" in headline on page 432. Title pages are very browned. There is foxing to the borders of most illustrations. Printed pages are mostly clean and bright. Binding tight. Please email me for further information or questions. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Analisi storico-topografico antiquaria della carta de' dintorni di Roma. Rome, tipografia delle belle Arti, 1837.

      1837. Large 8vo. 3 vols. (8), XLVIII, (2), 564 pp., with a folding letterpress table opposite p. 353. 678 pp., final blank. 759, (1) pp. Contemp. full vellum with double giltstamped labels to elaborately gilt spines; all edges sprinkled. Ribbon markers. First edition, based on Sir William Gell's 1827 map of the Campagna (not included with the set). "Ouvrage des plus importants sur les environs de Rome et fruit d'un travail immense puisque les recherches topographiques et historiques de l'auteur, conduites avec sa maîtrise habituelle, s'étendent aux plus obscurs coins de la campagne romaine. Cela fait que cet ouvrage est encore recherché et toujours cité" (Olschki). Occasional slight foxing. A fine copy from the library of the Ducs de Luynes at the Château de Dampierre: their bookplate reproducing the arms of Charles Marie d'Albert de Luynes (1783-1839), 7th Duc de Luynes, on pastedown. Olschki 17654. Brunet VI, 25585. ICCU RMR\0261953. Not in Schudt.

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        Tragical tales, and other poems

      1837, Hardcover, Limited Edition. Vey good copy in green buckram with gilt lettering on spine and red speckled edges. Label mark on spine, spotting throughout, mainly light, but more on preliminaires and title-page, otherwise a fine copy. Provenance; Bookplate from the library of Quenn May College (University of London). Physical conditon; x, 406 p. ; 180 mm x 260 mm. Notes; One of a limted printing of 50 copies; Edinburgh, printed for private circulation, 1837. Ex-academica library, with plates on front end-papers, blind-embossed stamps on title-page, last page and the margins of one or two others. Edited by James Maidment. The tales are taken mainly from Boccaccio and Bandello. Original title: Tragical Tales, translated by Tvrbervile, In time of his troubles, out of sundrie Italians, with the Argument and Lenuoye to eche Tale ... Imprinted at London by Abell Ieffs, dwelling in the Forestreete without Crepelgate at the signe of the Bel. Anno Dom. 1587. Subjects; George Turbervile (1540?-1610?). Poetry. Scottish. 16th-17th-centuries. Genres; Illustrated. Poems - Scotland - 1837. 406 pages. Inventory No: 228004.

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

      1837. 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).

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        The Orchidaceae of Mexico and Guatemala. London: J. Ridgway & Sons, [1837]-1843.

      - First edition. Elephant folio ( 76 x 55 cm), lithographic pictorial title, 1-page subscriber's list; addenda & corrigenda slip bound at back, 40 fine hand-coloured lithograph plates by P. Gauci after Miss S.A. Drake (16), Mrs. Augusta Withers (21), Miss Jane Edwards (1), Samuel Holden (1) and one unsigned, one uncoloured plan of "epiphyte-houses" and 38 wood-engraved vignettes, two by George Cruikshank,contemporary green polished calf gilt by Westley, covers with broad gilt borders, gilt lettered direct to upper cover, spine in 6 compartments, gilt lettered direct in second, others richly gilt, double raised bands, broad gilt inner dentelles, neatly rebacked preserving spine, a fine copy. From the John Roland Abbey Collection (1894-1969), with his bookplate. Great Flower Books p.73; Nissen BBI 89; Stafleu & Cowan 342. [ref: 90977] MAJOR ABBEY’S FINELY BOUND COPY OF AN ORCHID MASTERPIECE - THE MOST DESIRABLE OF ALL ORCHID COLOR PLATE BOOKS WITH A STERLING PROVENANCE. Limited to 125 copies, the work is "probably the finest, and certainly the largest, botanical book ever produced with lithographic plates. In size and in splendour, Bateman's giant folio eclipses the works of all who went before or came after him. Maxim Gauci, who was born in Malta, executed the forty lithographs. a master of the process, he ranged his tone from the palest of silvery greys to the richest velvet black; his outline is never mechanical or obtrusive; and the hand-colouring -- whoever may be responsible for it -- is executed with consummate skill" (W. Blunt, The Art of Botanical Illustration, 1994, pp.249-251). Bateman was a pioneer of the culture of orchids. "In 1833 he sent at his own expense, the collector Colley to Demerara and Berbice to collect plants. Shortly afterwards he induced G. Ure Skinner, a merchant trading in Guatemala, to send him orchids. In 1837, he commenced the publication [of the present work]. which he completed in 1843. Bateman was elected a fellow of the Linnean Society. 1833 and of the Royal Society. 1838. In 1867 he issued A Second Century of Orchidaceous Plants. Between 1864 and 1874 he published A Monograph of Odontglossum. Bateman was not only the pioneer of orchid culture; he was also one of the first to advocate 'cool' orchid cultivation" (DNB). Sarah Anne Drake (1803-1857) and Augusta Innes Withers (ca 1793-1864), the two principal artists, produced 37 of the 40 original watercolors. Miss Drake of Turnham Green, as she was known professionally, was born in Norfolk. From about 1832 until 1847 she was a botanist and orchidologist, John Lindley's principal botanical artist, and also a member of his household. She returned to Norfolk in 1847 and married in 1852, but died of diabetes in 1857. Mrs. Withers worked for the Horticultural Society in the 1820s and was appointed flower painter to Queen Adelaide in 1830, and later became Flower and Fruit Painter in Ordinary to Queen Victoria. Little more is known of her life other than her work. Major Abbey, the eldest son of William Henry Abbey, a brewer, was probably the pre-eminent book collector in the middle part of the twentieth century. He formed outstanding collection consisting of over 1,300 colour-plate books, illuminated manuscripts, and fine bindings. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Welt-Gemälde-Gallerie oder Geschichte und Beschreibungen aller Länder und Völker, ihrer Religionen, Sitten, Gebräuche u.s.w. Mit vielen bildlichen Darstellungen von Lagen wichtiger Orte, alten und neuen Denkmälern, Trachten, Geräthschaften, Kunstsachen, verschiedenen anderen Gegenständen und Karten. Oceanien [oder der fünfte Welttheil]. Erster Band: Die Malaienlande. Mikronesien; Zweiter Band: Polynesien; Dritter Band: Polynesien (Schluß), Melanesien, Neuholland.

      Stuttgart, Schweizerbart's 1837-1840. - IV + 352 S. - IV, 524 S. - 650 S. mit Faltkarten und mehr als 250 Kupfertafeln, Sprache: Deutsch Gewicht in Gramm: 2500 Groß 8°, Pappbände der Zeit mit privatem Umschlag in nicht (!) klebende Klarsichtfolie eingeschlagen, kleiner Stempel auf Titel, Papier vereinzelt gering braunfleckig, nur wenige Tafeln leicht fingerfklecig oder etwas stärker braunfleckig, (eine Tafel in Kopie, insgesamt gutes und innen sauberes, fast vollständiges Exemplar,

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