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        The Naval History of Great Britain. From the Declaration of War by France in 1793, to the Accession of George IV.

      London: Richard Bentley. 1837. - New Edition. Octavo, six volumes, pp. xxxii, 404. pp. vii, 396. pp.viii, 376. pp. vii, 376. pp, viii, 404. pp, viii, 567. Very attractively bound in contemporary dark green half calf over marbled boards. Gilt titles set on red squares and raised bands to spine. Marbled endpapers and edges. The new and best edition published ten years after James's death, edited by Captain Chamier, RN, additions include an account of the Burmese War and the Battle of Navarino. Originally conceived when James was imprisoned as a British national in the United States when war broke out in 1812 between the two powers, it was first published between 1822 and 1824. This history was for a long time seen as an important reference source with the Navy Records Society publishing an index in 1895. It has been cited by both Patrick O'Brian and C. S. Forester as an important source of information for their novels. The perceived anti-American bias of the book moved Theodore Roosevelt as an undergraduate to write a response published as 'The Naval War of 1812'. Numerous intext illustrations and diagrams, fold out tables to the rear of volumes three and six. The textblocks of all six volumes are very clean with only very rare light spotting. All volumes show slight darkening and very light soiling to the spines with very light rubbing to the extremities. Some small nicking to leather on the top of the lower board of volume four, and to the lower left of the upper board of volume five. A small area of loss to the marbled paper covering the upper board of volume six. Overall a very good example in great condition in a handsome period binding. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Adrian Harrington Ltd, PBFA, ABA, ILAB]
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        The Works of Lord Bacon, 2 Volumes, Leather Bound Willaim Ball, Paternoster Row, London 1837

      Willaim Ball, Paternoster Row 1837 - Bacon, Francis (1561-1626) Lord Chancellor of England, philosopher and scientist. He introduced inductive reasoning in interpreting nature in Novum Organum, published in 1620. He died as a result of a chill contracted while he was experimenting with the refrigeration of a hen [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        The Works of William Hogarth, from the Original Plates restored by James Heath; with the addition of many subjects not before collected: to which are prefixed, a biographical essay on the genius and productions of Hogarth, and explanations of the subjects of the plates, by John Nichols

      London: Baldwin & Craddock, 1837. Hardcover. Acceptable. ix, 42 pages, frontis, 156 engravings on 116 plates. 65 x 51 cm. Atlas folio. Bound in contemporary 1/2 red Moroccan leather over marbled boards. Marbled endpapers. AEG. Gilt spine. 6 raised bands. Front board detached. Prelims and frontis loose. Creasing to title page, with tears to margins. Marginal foxing throughout, affecting the few full page engravings. Lacking the 3 suppressed plates in rear. Lowndes III, 1081 <br><bR> William Hogarth was an English painter, printmaker, pictorial satirist, social critic, and editorial cartoonist who has been credited with pioneering western sequential art. His work ranged from realistic portraiture to comic strip-like series of pictures called "modern moral subjects". Knowledge of his work is so pervasive that satirical political illustrations in this style are often referred to as "Hogarthian.

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        Essai sur la physionomie des serpens [atlas volume ony].

      La Haye: J. Kips, J. Hz. et W. P. Stockum, 1837. - Folio,21 uncoloured plates, three double page maps, one double page table, one large folding table. Binder's cloth, a few spots throughout, very scarce. "Schlegel's most famous herpetological work was the Essai sur la physionomie des serpens, issued in 1837. This was the first truly scientific treatise on snakes. Although it contained valuable descriptions of species, based on the rich Leiden collection and Schlegel's personal examination of the major European collections, his classification scheme never gained wide acceptance and was soon overshadowed by snake vulumes published by A. -M.-C. Dumeril. Gabriel Bibron, and Augste Dumeril (1844,1853,1854). Neverthless, Schlegel's book was important enough to be translated into English by T. S. Trail, in 1843." (Adler, Kraig, editor. Contributions to the history of herpetology, volume one, 1989 pp. 30-31). Hermann Schlegel (1804-1884) was a prominent German ornithologist and herpetologist who started his working life as assistant to Coenraad Jacob Temminck, director of the natural history museum of Leiden and ultimately succeeding Temminck. Schlegel befriended Philipp Franz von Siebold and he collaborated with him on Fauna Japonica (1845-1850). He also started the careers of three of the greatest natural history illustrators of the nineteenth century- John Gerrard Keulemans, Joseph Smit and Joseph Wolf. He was a gifted scientist who asked fundamental questions of biogeography and systematics and was the first to employ a trinomial system of nomenclature, even though he was an opponent of Darwinism. BM(NH) p. 1838; Nissen ZVB: 3684. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Maria Immaculata auf Wolken und von zwei Engeln begleitet.

      - Feder in Grau, grau laviert, mit brauner Tuschlinie umrandet, auf Bütten, auf China aufgezogen. 24:21,2 cm. Provenienz: Sammlung E. Führer, Essen, nicht bei Lugt. 1837 während seines Aufenthaltes in Rom schuf Foltz zwei Madonnenbilder und später noch mehrfach für bayerische Kirchen.

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      London: William Pickering, 1837. Limited to 12 large paper copies, this no. 8. These large paper copies are hand colored. The limitation statement hand written in ink and SIGNED by WILLIAM PICKERING. The regular edition was not hand colored. Hinges expertly and invisibly reinforced, fine. Limited to 12 large paper copies, this no. 8. These large paper copies are hand colored. The limitation statement hand written in ink and SIGNED by WILLIAM PICKERING. The regular edition was not hand colored. 8vo. xxix, (iii), 314p. Translated with notes and illustrations by Edgar Taylor. Illustrated throughout in color with full-page plates, historiated initials, vignettes and a folding map - the map not colored. Bound by Hayday in full dark green morocco with marbled endpapers, a.e.g., the spine with gilt titles and densely gilt panels, the covers with a series of large ornate built up frames. With the hand-colored oval bookplate of Joseph Walter King Eyton (1820 - 1872) bearing the legend "Ex Libris Bibliothecæ domesticæ Josephi Gualteri King Eyton, armigeri de Com Salopiæ". Also with the bookplate of Charles J. Groves. Keynes. Pickering Checklist, p. 93; Kelly, 1837.12.

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        Sanka tangan zushiki [trans.: Illustrated Manual of Using Obstetrical Forceps].

      Accordion printed album with 33 double-page illus. Two parts in one vol. Thick 8vo, orig. boards (quite rubbed), orig. block printed title label on upper cover. [Kyoto?]: 1837. First edition. "Perhaps the most fascinating of the old books on obstetrics in the writer's collection is a Japanese obstetrical atlas printed in one 'accordion-style' volume, composed by Sansetsu or Gihaku or Yoshihiro Mizuhara (1782-1864) and published in 1837 with the title Sanka zushiki. Mizuhara is now considered to have been the 'Semmelweis of Japan,' credited with saving many lives of both mother and child because of his knowledge and his inventions -- different 'styles' of forceps or seekers or probes. Drawings of these Japanese obstetrical instruments (which appear to be variations on those of the Kagawas) are shown, with many illustrations of them in practical use. Prudery was not unknown in the practice of Japanese obstetrics, and an illustration shows the physician 'operating under the sheet.'...The only advantage this 'obscurity' offered the Japanese physician was as a means for him to employ the obstetrical instruments which, by the traditional belief of the unsuspecting mothers of Japan, he was not supposed to use. A second part of this atlas was devoted to illustrative case reports. The artist of the woodcuts for this obstetrical atlas was Unshorin Shiokawa (1807-77), who also contributed a postscript to that book describing his work. Sanka zushiki is a beautiful example of the fine Japanese printing of that period, and the damp-staining of the copy in my collection merely adds to its charm."-Mestler, A Galaxy of Old Japanese Medical Books, II, p. 498. This is a famously rare book and this is a good copy. It is extensively wormed throughout but with delicate and careful repairs. .

      [Bookseller: Jonathan A. Hill, Bookseller, Inc.]
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        Finden's Tableaux. A series of thirteen scenes of national character, beauty, and costume. From paintings, by various artits, after sketches by W. Perring.

      Charles Titl, London 1837 - London, Charles Titl, 1837. 38x28,5 cm. (4) Bl., 56 S. Mit 13 gestoch. Tafeln. Grüner Ln.-Bd. der Zeit mit reicher, goldgepr. Rückenverzierung und Deckelvignetten, blindgepr. Deckelfiletierung mit Eckfleurons sowie Kopfgolschnitt. (Einbd., berieben. Titel und Tafelränder etewas stockfleckig). Sprache: Englisch Grüner Ln.-Bd. der Zeit mit reicher, goldgepr. Rückenverzierung und Deckelvignetten, blindgepr. Deckelfiletierung mit Eckfleurons sowie Kopfgolschnitt.

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        THE BRITISH FLORA MEDICA; or, HISTORY OF THE medicinal plants OF GREAT BRITAIN.(2 volumes)

      E. Cox, London 1837 - octavo, bound in early half brown leather with marbled paper covered boards, Vol. 1 professionally rebacked retaining earlier backstrip and label, vol. II dated 1838, covers moderately worn, contents good with some foxxing scattered throughout and age darkening of paper, 48 hand colored plates with examples or the flora, small printed label with name of earlier owner on front pastedown of both volumes. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Directions for Cookery.

      Philadelphia: E. L. Carey and Hart. , 1837. Being a system of the art in its various branches. Octavo. Original calf, spine label with titles in gilt, gilt rule to spine. Spotting to pages, some lightly pencilled in notes and ownership signatures to endpapers, front hinge cracked, rear hinge weak, rubbing to corners, loss to head of spine. A good copy. First edition, first printing. After the author's successful first cookery book, Seventy-five recipes in Cakes,Pastry and Sweetmeats, Miss Leslie decided to set out on a more ambitious cook book. The title quickly became one of the most popular cookery books of the 19th century, staying in print until 1890. Uncommonly found as a first edition.

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        Memoirs of the Life of Sir Walter Scott __________ Seven Volumes Complete bound by Riviere Signed Notes & Letters by the Author Signed Letter by Sir Walter Scott Signed Letter by Jessica Landseer (Sir Edwin Landseer's sister) Signed Letter by Anne Scott (Scott&#146;s Daughter) with seals Signed Letters by Huntly Gordon (Amanuensis for Sir Walter Scott)

      Edinburgh: Robert Cadell London: John Murray and Whittaker & Co. 1837 - Edinburgh: Robert Cadell, 1837-8.London: John Murray and Whittaker and Co. Seven volumes complete bound by Riviere, octavo. Contemporary full brown calf beautifully and elegantly bound by Riviere, raised bands, gilt lettering and decorations (Thistle) to the spines, marbled endpapers, top edge gilt. Errata slips in Volumes I, II and VI. Spines bright with gentle wear, boards in good condition with minor wear and gilt decorated edges, top edges gilt. 10 notes and letters, some with seals, by Sir Walter Scott (Vol I), Lockhart (the Author) (Vol I), notes to Cheney (assumed Edward Cheney, a friend of Sir Walter Scott), Anne Scott (Sir Walter&#146;s daughter) (Vol VII) with seals to the reverse of the letter, Jessica Landseer (Sir Edwin Landseer&#146;s sister) (Vol V) with the correct address for Sir Edwin Landseer (St John's Wood Road) on the letter, Sir William Gell- topographer and archeologist (Vol VII), Huntly Gordon (Amanuensis to Sir Walter Scott) (Vol VII), and one other from Gray&#146;s Inn in London (Vol I). An excellent library set with wonderful association correspondence. Jessica Landseer was Sir Edwin Landseer&#146;s sister. Their father was John Landseer. Sir William Gell was a topographer and an archaeologist, 1777-1836, a great friend of Walter Scott. John Gibson Lockhart was a son-in-law of Sir Walter Scott. He married his eldest daughter Sophia Scott in April 1820. Lockhart wrote the definitive biography of Scott. Edward Cheney was also a friend of Scott. Thomas Crofton Croker was an Irish antiquary who was admired by Walter Scott. Scott described him &#147;as little as a dwarf, keen-eyed as a hawk, and of easy prepossessing manners.&#148; Letter content: "Dear Cheney I am very sorry I have an engagement tomorrow- which I suppose is the day you designed to ask me for: it is a dark(?) hieroglyphic that&#146;s a fact. Saturday J Lockheart" "travelling in the country. This Committee must therefore await with the time when you will be enabled to resume your official duties I remain Dear Sir Yours faithfully M Blassf ." "My Dear Sir Mr Smith&#146;s paper is quite as long as I could find room for, and I think in a careful revision he would see that it might be made much shorter than it is without loss and affect but the by rigidly avoiding every unnecessary word, let alone my unnecessary illustration. It is, evidently the work of a very strong and clear head and I shall be glad to see it again after he has given it his last tweaks(?) of correction and polishing." Second page "Its come to me that a single paragraph acknowledging Mr Smith&#146;s ability, and limiting the subject of the review, should either precede or follow what is now written: and the part about Mr Brown is one that might advantageously be abridged much, if not be omitted. Yours sincerely J Lockheart March 19 1844(?)" and Scott's letter: "Sir I am honoured with your letter and have to regret that a previous engagement on the 28 th March prevents my having the honour to dine on that day with the members of the Humane Society. I am with respect Sir Your obliged humble servant Walter Scott Jermyn Street 27 March To Benj Harvey (?) Esq." Engraved portrait frontispiece in Volume I. First edition of J. G. Lockhart's (1794&#150;1854) most famous work. His biography of Sir Walter Scott has, since its publication, 'been regarded, along with Boswell's Life of Johnson, as one of the most important works in the history of biography' (ODNB). Condition Report Externally Spine &#150; very good &#150; lovely bright gilt decorations. Joints &#150; very good condition &#150; minor wear. Corners &#150; very good condition. Boards &#150; very good condition. Page edges &#150; very good condition &#150; top edge gilt, front page edges rough cut. See above and photos. Internally Hinges &#150; very good condition. Front paste down &#150; good condition - there is a bookplate with initials AH to the front passte down which to some volumes may have (in the past) adhered to the front free end paper. Front free end paper &#150; very goo [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        The Posthumous Papers of the Pickwick Club

      Chapman and Hall, London 1837 - xiv, [2], 609pp, [1], plates. Later full calf, raised bands, spine in six panels, leather title label to second panel, contrasting author label to third and matching illustrator label to fifth, remaining panels gilt with volute corner pieces, flower head centre piece with roundels to top, bottom, left and right, covers with single fillet border, marbled endpapers. Spine faded, slightly rubbed to extremities, internally quite bright and clean, page of manuscript notes on the plates bound in at the front. With forty-three tissue-guarded plates by Phiz, Buss and Seymour, this copy extra-illustrated with a further thirty-two plates by 'Sam Weller' (J. Onwhyn). Bound by Palmer Howe and Co of Manchester. With all except the first (only found in one copy) first issue points from Hatton and Cleaver, but without the variations to Hatton and Cleaver in Smith. See Smith, pages 20-27 Size: 8vo [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Lettera autografa in francese ad anonimo corrispondente.

      S.l. e senza data, - 50 pp. a matita blu in-8, fascicolate in bifoli. La lunga missiva, senza indicazione di data tratta di questioni d'affari e problemi di denaro. ''Noel. Je trouve cette fete de famille dont je suis privée, un bon jour pour vous faire ''rivedere i miei caratteri'' come diceva il grand Lamporecchi, afin que vous voyez que la povera Nicchia n'est pas encore tout à fait morte quoiue on ait pu vous en dire, et mon enterrement vivant en dehors de tout et loin de tous''. Interessante lettera autografa dove la celebre contessa di Castiglione utilizza il soprannome ''Nicchia'' (da Virginicchia) Oldoini Verasis, Virginia, Contessa di Castiglione (1837-1899). Considerata una delle donne più belle d'Europa, di lei si ricorda che Camillo Benso Conte di Cavour, al momento di convincere l'Imperatore di Francia Napoleone III a simpatizzare per la causa italiana, la inviò a Parigi come ''ambasciatrice'' dell'Italia. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Libreria Antiquaria Pregliasco]
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        Symbolik und Mythologie der alten Volker besonders der Griechen Dritte verbesserte Ausgabe

      Leipzig und Darmstadt, Leske 1837 - 1842.. 4 Bände. Mit 76 (6 kolor.) meist gefalteten, lithogr. Tafeln. Hübsche marmorierte Pappbde. d. Zt. mit Rückenschild. Goed. VI, 211, 3; ADB IV, 595 (ausführlich); vgl. Borst 1106 (EA). - Hauptwerk des lange Jahre in Heidelberg lehrenden Professors der Altertumswissenschaften, G. F. Creuzer (1771-1858), 1810 bis 1812 erstmals erschienen. Creuzers Vorlesungen zur Symbolik und Mythologie gehörten zu den am besten besuchten seiner Zeit. Während Creuzers Ansicht einer auf symbolischen Gemeinsamkeiten beruhenden monotheistischen Urreligion beim Religionsphilosophen J. J. Bachofen auf fruchtbaren Boden fiel, fand sie in Johann Heinrich Voss den entschiedensten Gegner ("Antisymbolik", 1824-26). Als "Mythen-Creuzer" stellt er eine Hauptfigur der deutschen Hochromantik dar. Creuzer führte zwei Jahre lang eine heimliche Liebe mit Caroline v. Günderode, beendete dieses Verhältnis jedoch abrupt im Frühjahr 1806, woran die Günderode seelisch zerbrach. - Titel mit Namenszug C. v. Güldenstubbe. - Gelenke berieben, sonst recht gutes und sauberes Exemplar!

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Turszynski]
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        Essai sur la Physionomie des Serpen...Plances, Cartes et Tableaux

      La Haye, [i.e. The Hague]: J. Kips, J. Hz. et W.P. Van Stockum, 1837. Plate volume only. [4]pp. With 21 engraved plates, three hand-finished double-page maps and two folding tables. Uncut in original publisher's printed boards, neatly rebacked at an early date in paper covered buckram. Boards slightly rubbed and a little marked, else a fine copy. A rare survival in any state, remarkably so in this largely unsophisticated condition, of the plate/atlas volume from one of the earliest monographic studies of Snakes. The detailed engravings depict the heads of different species of snakes, categorised by family, whilst the maps display the geographical distribution of, respectively, venomous land snakes, venomous tree and sea snakes, and non venomous varieties. Rare in commerce, with no complete set appearing in the auction records. . Folio.

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        The Posthumous Papers of the Pickwick Club

      London: Chapman and Hall, 1837. xiv, [2], 609pp, [1], plates. Later full calf, raised bands, spine in six panels, leather title label to second panel, contrasting author label to third and matching illustrator label to fifth, remaining panels gilt with volute corner pieces, flower head centre piece with roundels to top, bottom, left and right, covers with single fillet border, marbled endpapers. Spine faded, slightly rubbed to extremities, internally quite bright and clean, page of manuscript notes on the plates bound in at the front. With forty-three tissue-guarded plates by Phiz, Buss and Seymour, this copy extra-illustrated with a further thirty-two plates by 'Sam Weller' (J. Onwhyn). Bound by Palmer Howe and Co of Manchester. With all except the first (only found in one copy) first issue points from Hatton and Cleaver, but without the variations to Hatton and Cleaver in Smith. See Smith, pages 20-27. First Edition. Full Calf. Good+. Illus. by R. Seymour, Phiz, Buss and Onwhyn. 8vo.

      [Bookseller: Temple Rare Books]
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        Costumes français civils, militaires et religieux, avec les meubles, les armes, les armures, l'architecture domestique, les ordres de chevalerie, les étendards, les sceaux, les sceptres, les couronnes et les blasons les plus historiques, depuis les Gaulois jusqu'a nous jours

      Paris: Masion Martinet-Hautecoeur Frères, [1837]. 4to. Original black shagreen; covers detached and spine missing. With 106 handcolored litographs plates. Similar to Colas, 1433 (avec une notice complète de l'ordre de publication par livraisons); Brunet III, 107.This edition unknown to either. Engraved Armorial bookplates of [Baron] Nathan of Churt, Sir Robert Ludwig Mond and F.M.

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        Chon-Ca-Pe [Chono Cape, an Ottoe chief ] from History of the Indian Tribes of North America. (First edition)

      Philadelphia: E.C. Biddle. 1837 - Original coloured lithograph printed by Lehman & Duval. 19 x 12.75 inch sheet size. Time staining. Lower center: Inscription:Chon-Ca-Pe / Philadelphia Published by E. C. Biddle/ / Entered according to act of Congress in the Year 1837 by E. C. Biddle, in the Clerks Office of the District Court of the Eastern District of Penn.a

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        Archive of letters concerning the Norton family of Leichhardt, including one to Jane Mackenzie before her marriage to James Norton from her aunt Elizabeth Cox (nee Piper)..

      Sydney, Bathurst & Mulgoa, 1837. Original folds, some minor loss due to seals being removed and several tears repaired with tape.. Five ALS, various sizes, several postmarked Sydney General Post Office. Group of five colonial letters concerning the Norton/Mackenzie family. Jane Mackenzie (1808-1840) married James Norton on 10 January 1824. Jane was the daughter of Alexander Kenneth Mackenzie (1768-1838), banker and landowner who married Mary Ann Piper, cousin of John Piper. The family emigrated to Sydney in 1822 with six children. Mackenzie was appointed secretary and cashier of the Bank of New South Wales. He was granted land at Bathurst and acquired adjoining land to form the estate 'Dochairn'.James Norton (1795-1862) was a solicitor from Hastings who decided to try his fortune in New South Wales, he arrived in the colony in 1818. His father, a brother and three sisters followed him to Sydney (one sister Emma Norton married John Oxley). The family received a large grant of land in the Mulgoa district and in 1834 he bought Elswick, a 100-acre property on the Parramatta Road (Leichhardt), James was a prominent member of the early colony, he was a shareholder in the Australian Agricultural Co. and a director of the Bank of Australia from April 1826 until its collapse in 1843. He was also director of the Bank of New South Wales and he was nominated to the first Legislative Council under responsible government on 16 September 1856 and framed many bills of a legal character.The earliest letter in the group was written by Jane's aunt, Elizabeth Cox in 1823, the year before Jane's marriage to James Norton. Elizabeth Cox (married to William Cox Jnr and daughter of Captain John Piper) was at 'Hobart Villa' Richmond when writing, her letter displays a fondness for her niece and mentions her forthcoming marriage. Two later letters dated 1837 are from James Norton to Jane whilst she is at the family property at Mulgoa recovering from an illness, he writes from the family home Elswick in Leichhardt. He expresses his distress at her continuing suffering.The fourth letter dated 1836 is from Jane's father to James Norton, expressing his concern that she is unwell and suggesting she comes to Visit at Bathurst to regain her health. Mentioned in the letter is that 'Dr Mitchel has given his opinion that her liver is effected" . The fifth and final letter written in 1834 is from a Mr Black of Penrith to Jane Norton offering remedies for an illness one of her children had been suffering.

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        A Translation of the Anglo-Saxon of Beowulf

      London: William Pickering,, 1837. with a copious glossary, preface and philological notes by John M. Kemble. Small octavo (168 x 100 mm). Late 19th century reddish-brown half morocco by Blackwell, decorative gilt spine, marbled sides, top edges gilt, marbled endpapers. Scattered minor foxing. An excellent copy. First complete edition in modern English, in the translation by the philologist and historian John Mitchell Kemble (1807-1857), "the poem's first great English editor" (Thomas E. Shippey in A Beowulf Handbook, 1998, p. 154). From the library of the novelist Charles Kingsley, inscribed at the head of the title page: "Charles Kingsley 1847, Eversley Rectory"; also inscribed by Kingsley's son Maurice on the opposing blank: "Maurice Kingsley 1884". Kingsley had a keen interest in Anglo-Saxon literature and in 1848 he "obtained a part-time appointment as professor of English at the newly formed Queen's College for Women in London, where he gave lectures on Anglo-Saxon literature and history, among other topics" (ODNB). He mentions Beowulf directly in his preface to The Heroes, or Greek Fairy Tales (1856): "Now, while they were young and simple [the Greeks] loved fairy tales, as you do now. All nations do so when they are young: our old forefathers did, and called their stories 'Sagas.' I will read you some of them some day—some of the Eddas, and the Voluspà, and Beowulf, and the noble old Romances"; refers to"the grand old song of Beowulf" in The Roman and the Teuton (1864) and Hereward the Wake (1866), his novel of resistance to the Norman conquest, has an Anglo-Saxon hero (Kingsley's son Maurice contributed an introduction to the edition of 1898). Kemble's version of the Anglo-Saxon original (The Anglo-Saxon Poems of Beowulf) came out in a "premature edition" (ODNB) in 1833 - premature because "in the preface [he] discussed the poem entirely as history. On 17 July, 1834, however, Kemble wrote to his hero Jacob Grimm [this edition's dedicatee] in great excitement recording his discovery of two manuscripts giving a version of the story of 'Scyld Sceafing'... From these Kemble drew far-reaching conclusions about the poem's deepest structure... and in a postscript to the preface of his 1837 translation of the poem explicitly retracted his conclusions of 1833". This translation was issued as a pendant volume to the Anglo-Saxon original, which is virtually unprocurable, being produced in an edition of only 100 copies for private distribution. The public second edition of 1835 and this translation into modern English are reasonably well represented institutionally but are both decidedly uncommon in commerce. An important edition of this Anglo-Saxon masterpiece with a very appealing provenance.

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        Wissenschaftslehre. Versuch einer ausführlichen und größtentheils neuen Darstellung der Logik mit steter Rücksicht auf deren bisherige Bearbeiter. Herausgegeben von mehren seiner Freunde. Mit einer Vorrede des J. Ch. A. Heinroth. 4 Bände.

      Sulzbach Seidel 1837 - (21,5 x 13 cm). XVI, 571 S./ VIII, 568 S./ VIII, 575 S./ XX, 683 S. Mit 1 doppelblattgroßen lithographierten Tafel. Pappbände der Zeit. Erste Ausgabe eines seiner Hauptwerke, in dem Bolzano sein System der Logik umfassend darlegt. Er nimmt damit wichtige Teile der modernen Logik vorweg. - Bolzano, einer der Begründer der mathematischen Logik, bot in vorliegendem Werk "in eindringlicher Verdeutlichung der Begriffe eine völlig neue Logik und verfocht gegen Kant die Feststellung objektiver Sätze, Wahrheiten und Vorstellungen, die unabhängig vom Bewußtsein Gültigkeit haben, in welchem sie auftreten. Die am Ende des 19. Jahrhunderts entstehende Logistik und Phänomenologie sind wesentlich von der Wissenschaftslehre Bolzanos angeregt" (NDB). - Papierbedingt leicht gebräunt. Rücken gering berieben und bestoßen, sonst wohlerhalten. - DSB 2, 273; NDB II, 439; Winter, Bolzano 14; Ziegenfuss I, 130 [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Nacoochee; Or, The Beautiful Star, With Other Poems

      W.E. Dean, Printer, New York 1837 - Good-plus original 1837 first edition with some disturbances to the publisher's diamond-patterned brown cloth. Corners toed in, but spine titles still bright. Moderately foxed, especially to pastedowns. Chivers (1809-1858) was a romantic poet with religious overtones and a taste for love, death, and reunions with lost loved ones in the afterlife. He also explored current events, Native American folklore (as here -- "Nacoochee" is based on a Cherokee legend), and Swedenborgian theology. He was a friend and champion of Edgar Allan Poe, who had encouraged the younger poet, though at the end they seem to have fallen out over the question of whose poetry might be more derivative of the other's. "1837" to title page, matches copyright date, no other dates or printings mentioned. "Poetry is that crystal river of the soul," writes the poet in his Preface, "which runs through all the avenues of life, and after purifying the affections of the heart, empties itself into the Sea of God. Now, he who dives the deepest into that mysterious sea, brings up the greatest number of the shells of truth, and is made richer in the lore of the wisdom of the universe. . . ." Poe, who said Chivers was both one of America's best poets, and one of her worst, wrote in Graham's Magazine in 1841: "His productions affect one as a wild dream -- strange, incongruous, full of images of more than arabesque monstrosity, and snatches of sweet unsustained song. Even his worst nonsense (and some of it is horrible) has an indefinite charm of sentiment and melody. We can never be sure that there is any meaning in his words -- neither is there any meaning in many of our finest musical airs -- but the effect is very similar in both. His figures of speech are metaphor run mad, and his grammar is often none at all. Yet there are as fine individual passages to be found in the poems of Dr. Chivers, as in those of any poet whatsoever." Today's critics find Chivers's work noteworthy for achieving effects with metrical variation and imitative sound that few other poets have successfully accomplished. 143 pp. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Historia de los dos últimos sitios de Bilbao, durante los meses de octubre, noviembre y diciembre de 1836, dedicada al Excmo. Sr. Conde de Luchana. [Seguido de] Reseña histórica del tercero para siempre memorable sitio y ataque contra Bilbao.

      Buenos Aires, Imprenta Argentina, 1837 / Bilbao, Imprenta de D. Nicolás Delmas, 1836, . - Las 2 obras encuadernadas en un solo tomo de 10,5 x 15 cm., con XIV + 179 págs. y 64 págs., respectivamente. Enc. en holandesa de época, lomo de piel con dorados y nervios. (MUY BUEN EJEMPLAR.) (Aunque en la primera obra no figura el nombre del autor se trata de Sotero de Goicoechea, que también escribió la segunda obra.) [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        The Posthumus Papers of The Pickwick Club

      Chapman and Hall, 1837. Hardcover. Good. 1837. First Edition. 609 pages. No dust jacket. Quarter bound in red cloth to spine and brown cloth covered boards. Cracked hinge but pages remain firm. Light finger marking, tanning and foxing to endpapers and pages. Large water mark to endpapers and throughout pages. B&W frontispiece and tissue guard. Creases to spine. Minor rub marking and scratching to boards with bumps to corners. Rear board is mildly faded. Mild edge wear to the boards and spine.

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        LA CUCINIERA VIENNESE. Seconda edizione. 1837.

      Tipografia Manini, Milano - 2ª edizione. Opera in quattro parti in unico volume. Cm.14,2x8,7. Pg.VIII, 108; 132; 156; 144. Legatura in mz.pergamena con piatti marmorizzati. Tassello in pelle con titoli in oro al dorso. Tagli spruzzati. Frontespizio decorato con cornicetta ornamentale. Con otto incisioni in rame fuori testo. Fisiologiche fioriture. Assai rara operetta culinaria, che ebbe vasto successo, piuttosto difficile da reperire completa delle quattro parti e con tutte le deliziose incisioni su rame. L'editore Manini qui raccoglie appunto quattro libelli che già aveva stampato tra il 1826 e il 1829, con il medesimo titolo, presentandoli come "Almanacco pel nuovo anno". Nella prefazione di G.B. Carta individua come estensore dell'opera il Conte Luigi Bossi (Milano, 1758-1835), archivista e bibliotecario e deputato al Corpo legislativo nella prima Repubblica Cisalpina. Nella successiva presentazione ai lettori, tratta proprio dall'edizione 1826, viene altresì rivelata la provenienza del testo: "Universale, Austriaco, nuovissimo libro di cucina Viennese", edito nel 1825 per le cure della Signora Anna Hofbauer. > Westbury, "Handlist of Italian Cookery Books", 66, segnala la prima edizione integrale del 1830. Un solo esemplare censito in SBN. Per le edizioni 1826-1829 vedasi Benporat, "Storia della gastronomia italiana", 332. 300 gr. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Kish-kal-wa, a Shawanoe Chief from History of the Indian Tribes of North America. (First edition)

      Philadelphia: E.C. Biddle. 1837 - Original coloured lithograph printed by I.T. Bowen. 19 x 12.75 inch sheet size. Time staining. Inscription:lower center: KISH-KAL-WA / A SHAWANOE CHIEF. / PUBLISHED BY E. C. BIDDLE, PHILADELPHIA. / Printed and Coloured at I. T. Bowen's Lithographic Establishment N.o 94 Walnut St: / Entered according to act of Congress in the Year 1837. By E. C. Biddle, in the Clerk's Office of the District Court of the Eastern District of Penn.a

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        Pickwickian Illustrations.

      8vo., sometine bound in patterned paper covered boards retaining the original gilt-lettered black paper label. 20 plates. A little loss to spine of wrappers, otherwise a very good clean set. First edition with the publisher's imprint on the first four plates. A scarce set of illustrations by William Heath who was the leading caricaturist, prolific alike in social and political satire, in London during the 1820s and early 1830s. "When on 1 January 1830 Thomas McLean, the leading purveyor of comic art, launched a monthly magazine of caricatures, available in plain and hand-coloured versions, called the Looking Glass, he advertised it as having been ?drawn and etched? by ?William Heath? for whom he acted as ?sole Publisher?. Clearly Heath's name was the selling point, yet after seven issues he was replaced by Robert Seymour. Perhaps McLean felt that Seymour's lithographs better expressed the new spirit of delicacy to which he was attuning himself. Or perhaps he had become exasperated by Heath's ?careless habits--drink, debts and unpunctuality? (a contemporary collector, quoted by George, Catalogue, 10.xciii). In any event, after 1830 Heath's output of caricatures declined rapidly. He concentrated instead on topographical illustration, such as his panorama of Dover (1836)." (ODNB). Notwithstanding McLean issued this series of Pickwickian Illustrations by Heath in 1837. Pickwick Papers, Dickens's first novel was a great success and many other artists, beyond the three official illustrators, created drawings without the approval of the author or publisher, sometimes for bootleg copies or hoping that ?Extra Plates? for the original issue would be included in later issues. The artists included, as here, William Heath, Alfred Henry Forrester ("Alfred Crowquill"), Thomas Onwhyn (who sometimes signed as "Sam Weller") and Thomas Sibson. Yale/Gimbel H1089

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        Sketches by Boz.

      8vo, sometime rebound in full calf, spine with contrasting morocco lettering pieces; illustrated by George Cruickshank; a handsome copy. First edition of the Second Series complete in one volume.

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        Das Luftschiff. Ein Gedicht. Aus dem Dänischen von J. C. G. Johannsen.

      Kopenhagen Reitzel 1837 - (13,5 x 11,5 cm). XXII (2) 104 S. Illustrierter Original-Pappband. Seltene erste deutsche Ausgabe. - Der berühmte Physiker will mit diesem Bändchen die Aufmerksamkeit der Bevölkerung mehr in Richtung Naturwissenschaften lenken. Die hübschen lithographierten Einbandillustrationen zeigen die ersten beiden Luftschiffe, mit denen Menschen eine Fahrt unternommen haben, eine Montgolfiere auf dem Vorderdeckel und einen Aerostat auf dem Rückendeckel. - Vereinzelt gering stockfleckig. Rechte obere Ecke etwas gestaucht. Einband leicht bestoßen. Rücken mit Fehlstelle im Überzug, sonst gut erhalten. - Brocket 9357; Sammlung Oberst von Brug 136 [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Traité complet d'Anatomie Chirurgicale, générale et topographique du corps humain, ou anatomie considérée dans ses rapports avec la pathologie chirurgicale et la médecine opératoire. En 3 Ouvrages: Tomes Premier + Tome Second + Atlas. 1837.

      Méquignon-Marvis, Père et Fils, 1837. in8 Broché Etat Correct / Ancien -Pour l'ensemble: Couvertures défraichies (usures, pliures, micro-déchirures coiffes) voir photo -Intérieur: Correct, propre, gondolé, rares rousseurs, Atlas en bon état: usures d'usage, quelques pliures aux couvertures, petite déchirure au bas du dos, intérieur bien, propre, légèrement corné, rares rousseurs. OK Lecture, complet. Voir photos.

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        Traité complet d'Anatomie Chirurgicale, générale et topographique du corps humain, ou anatomie considérée dans ses rapports avec la pathologie chirurgicale et la médecine opératoire. En 3 Ouvrages : Tomes Premier + Tome Second + Atlas. 1837.

      Méquignon-Marvis, Père et Fils 1837 - 629 + 716pp. Etat Correct / Ancien -Pour l'ensemble: Couvertures défraichies Etat Correct / Ancien -Pour l'ensemble: Couvertures défraichies (usures, pliures, micro-déchirures coiffes) voir photo -Intérieur: Correct, propre, gondolé, rares rousseurs, Atlas en bon état: usures d'usage, quelques pliures aux couvertures, petite déchirure au bas du dos, intérieur bien, propre, légèrement corné, rares rousseurs. OK Lecture, complet. Voir photos. [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        Essai sur les insectes Hémiptères, Rhyngotes, ou Hétéroptères.

      - Gênes, Yves Gravier, 1837. 8vo (215 x 135mm). pp. 383, with 5 large folding tables. Recent red half morocco, spine with 2 gilt lettered labels. Rare first edition. Maximilian Spinola (1780-1857) was an Italian entomologist whose entomological contributions were mainly in the orders of Coleoptera, Hymenoptera and Hemiptera. He was from a noble family and a descendant of the famous Spanish General Ambrogio Spinola, marqués de los Balbases. Many of the insects described came from his properties in Spain and South America. All Spinola's publications are rare. Some faint dampstaining at the beginning of book.Horn-Schenkling 20926. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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      TURKEY, GREECE AND MALTA.  Adolphus Slade.  Lon:  Saunders and Otley, Conduit Street, 1837, 1st. edition, two volumes, xvi, 504/ viii, 536 pp., (iv).  ***  Slade was a British admiral who became an admiral for the Ottoman Empire's navy.  He traveled widely throughout the Middle East, and was very knowledgable about the political and military affairs of the Ottoman Empire and its neighbors.  All of this is described in these volumes, plus day-to-day customs, peculiar incidents, interesting individuals, etc.  Slade is considered by many to be one of the best 19th. century writers about the Middle East.  These volumes come with clear mylar protective covers.  ***  Bound in original brown cloth boards and spines, blind stamped rule and decoration on all covers, stamped gilt decoration and lettering on the spines.  Covers have light soil, moderate wear, some discoloration from sunning.  Cloth starting on two joints, some moderate chipping at top of spine of volume I, tear in cloth on spine of vol. I.  The contents are clean and complete in good bindings.  Ex-lib. with old, fancy library bookplates on front endpapers, embossed seal on title pages and the page after, blank circulation slips affixed to back free endpapers, other minor marks and faults. ***  9 inches tall by 6 inches  ###  Catalog  TURKEY, GREECE AND MALT  Adolphus Slade 1837

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      Mobile: Commercial Register and Patriot, 1837. [2]pp. printed in three columns on a folded folio sheet. Third page with an autograph letter, signed, from Toulmin, Hazard, and Company, commission merchants in Mobile. Addressed in manuscript on the fourth page and sent by Express Mail to New York at a 75-cent rate. Old folds. Some bleed-through from the manuscript letter onto the fourth page. Slight wear. Near fine. Excellent evidence, in a printed commercial list and accompanying manuscript letter, of the commerce between the agricultural South and the manufacturing North during the land and cotton boom which the write Joseph Baldwin dubbed "The Flush Times", about to come to an abrupt end in the Panic of 1837. The price list and manuscript letter are exemplary of the South's predicament in this era - rich in raw materials but dependent on the North for cash and manufacturing. The MOBILE SHIPPING AND COMMERCIAL LIST ran from late 1833 to early 1839, published every Saturday morning by the COMMERCIAL REGISTER AND PATRIOT. This is the issue of April 22, 1837, and contains much information on the market for cotton - how many bales were brought into the port the past week and the year to date, how much was exported to the Northeast, England, and France, and a report on the market in Liverpool. Also noted are wholesale and retail prices on various goods, a list of vessels in port, and brief reports on the markets in Havana, New York, and Baltimore. The autograph letter, signed, on the third page of this bifolium was written by Toulmin, Hazard, and Company, commission merchants in Mobile, to the Abraham Bell & Company firm of New York City. The Toulmin firm had a long relationship with Bell, usually dealing in cotton. This letter relates to the accounts between the two firms, the Toulmin firm's difficulty in obtaining checks from Mobile banks, and the expectation that local banks will soon have funds in New York, enabling their commerce to continue. OCLC locates scattered issues of this shipping and commercial list (some apparently electronic reproductions) at the University of Alabama, the Huntington Library, the American Antiquarian Society, and the Harvard Business School Library. A valuable source of information on the market for cotton and other goods in Mobile and the South, and the financial ties between South and North. OCLC 12533715.

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        The Posthumous Papers of the Pickwick Club

      London: Chapman and Hall, 1837. First Edition. Octavo. First issue. Bound from the original parts (stab marks present) Title page vignette sign with "Tony Veller", page has directions to the binder and 6 lines of errata. Page 25 without signature "E", p. 26 printed headline "POSTHUMOUS PAPERS & c., p. 260 line 29, "hodling" for "holding."Page 261, line 6 "Picvick" rather than "Pickwick", Page 267 "7" in page number slightly raised. p. 282 and 299 both with "Chapters XXVIII", Page 303 lacking last "3", four leaves paged 247-53 shorter that text block, Page 341 line 1: Correct reading of "inde-licate; " line 5 correct reading of "inscription; " Page 342 line 5: "S. Veller" uncorrected. p. 375 headline "PICWKICK". page 400 line 21: "this friends" for "his friends." Page 432 headline: "F" in "OF" imperfect, p. 553, 9 up "Considdring for Considering". , illustrated with 43 illustrations by Seymour, Phiz and Buss including the two suppressed plates, engraved title and frontispiece. Frontispiece stool has four stripes on stool, a middle shield & signed Phiz Fecit, four leaves pages 247-253 has the lower edges shorter than other leaves. Bound in contemporary ¾ morocco over cloth, raised bands, title gilt within one compartment, all edges marbled with matching endpapers, blue silk ribbon marker, contemporary owner's bookplate. Plates do display some degree of toning or foxing. Pages mostly clean throughout with occasional off-setting from plates. [Smith p. 19-27. Hatton and Cleaver pp 3-88.].

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        The Pickwick Papers.

      Chapman & Hall, Ltd., London 1837 - FIRST EDITION. 1 vol., 8-1/2" x 5-5/8", illustrated with 43 engraved plates by R. Seymour and H. T. Browne ("Phiz"), first state of engraved title reading "Tony Veller" on signboard, p.342 with "S. Veller", page 432, headline, "F" in "OF" imperfect, with one (p.74) of the two scarce suppressed plates by Buss, Pickwick misspelled ("Picwkick") on p. 375, and several others, plates clean and bright throughout. Bound in 1/4 dark brown calf, ribbed gilt decorated spine, gilt lettered black morocco spine labels, all edges gilts, hinges fine, head and foot of spine fine. A VERY GOOD copy. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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