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        The Koran.

      London: for Thomas Tegg and Son,, 1838. Commonly called the Alcoran of Mohammed. Translated from the Original Arabic: with Explanatory Notes, taken from the most Approved Commentators: to which is prefixed, a Preliminary Discourse. By George Sale. Octavo (214 x 132 mm). Contemporary tan calf, spine gilt in compartments, red and black morocco labels, gilt frame to covers, edges dyed yellow with red sprinkling, marbled endpapers. Folding frontispiece with engraved plan and view of Mecca, 3 genealogical tables of which 2 folding, folding map of Arabia. Extremities rubbed, light craquelure to covers, mild finger-soiling to front, occasional light spotting. A very good copy. Later London edition of Sale's Qur'an, the first English translation of the Qur'an to be made directly from the Arabic on first publication in 1734, and the basis for all subsequent English editions until the mid-nineteenth century; previously the only complete English translation had been Alexander Ross's 1649 version, which relied solely on the 1647 French edition by Alexandre du Ryer. George Sale (1697-1734), a solicitor, was "the first notable English Arabist who was not in holy orders … From 1726 to 1734 he was closely associated with the Society for the Propagation of Christian Knowledge, which he served in his legal capacity. Meanwhile he was working on a translation of the Qur'an … a landmark in the history of Qur'anic studies" (Holt, Studies in the History of the Near East, p. 58). Sale was textually indebted to the 1698 Latin translation of Ludovico Marracci, confessor to Pope Innocent XI, and his citation of Muslim commentators is restricted to those already mentioned by his predecessor. Yet Sale's work, and in particular his extensive Preliminary Discourse discussing both the biography of the Prophet and the Arabian context of Islam, displays "an enlightened and objective attitude which may have been responsible for his gradual dissociation from the activities of the SPCK", in contrast to the openly polemical intentions of Marracci, whose prefaced offered a lengthy refutation of the Qur'an and Muhammad's prophethood (ibid.) Sale's balanced presentation of Muhammad and Islamic origins was much admired by his contemporaries, including Voltaire, Lessing and especially Gibbon, whose treatment of Arabian history and Islam in his Decline and Fall relies heavily on Sale. In 1921 Edward Denison Ross claimed that Sale's version had still not been superseded, and more than fifty years later Sale's objectivity guarded him from criticism in Edward Said's Orientalism (1978).

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        Paul et Virgine - La chamière indienne - Flore de Paul et Virginie.

      Paris, L. Curmer 1838 - Mit 7 Stahlstich-Tafeln nach T. Johannot, Meissonier u. a., 29 Holzstich-Tafeln nach M. Francais, P. Huet u. a. und 1 kolorierte gestochen Karte, sämtlich auf aufgewalzem China sowie zahlreichen Textholzstichen. LVI, 458 Sl., 7 Bll. 4to. (25,5 : 17,5 cm). Handgebundener dunkelroter Maroquinband (signiert: "Holzhey u. Sohn") mit reicher ornamentaler Rückenvergoldung, goldgeprägten doppelten Rahmenfileten auf beiden Deckeln, goldgeprägtes Besitzersignet auf dem Vorderdeckel, doppelten goldgeprägten Innenkantenfildeten und Ganzgoldschnitt, marmorierte Vorsätze. In gefüttertem Schuber mit Maroquinkanten mit Buntpapierbezügen. * Vicaire VII, 42f. - Carteret III, 532. - Brivois S. 388f. - Sander 606. - Erste Ausgabe mit diesen Illustrationen, "La perle des livres illustrés du XIX. siècle" (Brivois). - Hier in einem besonderen Druck mit dem Porträt der Gattin des Verlegers L. Curmer aus Seite 418, das nur in wenigen Exemplaren enthalten ist. . Siehe hierzu den Beitrag von P. Kopf (Sammler-Kabinett II, Heft 12, S. 4): "Es ist anzunehmen, daß des Curmer von vorherein geplant hat oder ihm vielleicht von seiner Frau nahegelegt wurde, die Vignette nicht in der Gesamtausgabe anzubringen, so daß man mit Rücksicht auf die Seltenheit derartige Ex. annehmen darf, daß die Bücher, in denen das Blatt vorkommt, nur für besondere Zwecke hergestellt wurden, mit anderen Worten, nach unseren heutigen Begriffen Vorzugsexemplare sind ." - Tlw. gering stockfleckig, ab S. 365 rechte obere Ecke mit leichter Knickspur. - Insges schönes und dekoratives Exemplar. [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

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        Vospominaniya o Persii, 1834-1835 [Reminiscences of Persia].

      St. Petersburg: Guttenberg, 1838 - Octavo. Original pale blue printed wraps. Wraps rubbed, soiled and chipped, now restored at the spine, and small piece missing from the front panel in-filled, small ink-stamp removed from the title page, pale toning throughout, but overall very good. First and only edition, uncommon just 6 locations world-wide. This copy with the author's presentation inscription in ink to the front panel of the wraps; "To the Russian Academy, presented by the Author, 17 Nov. 1838". The book was never translated or republished in Russia. The author, Russian writer and journalist Fyodor Korf (1803-1853), describes his service as Second Secretary of the Russian Embassy in Tehran in 1834-5, under count Ivan Simonich (1794-1851) Russian plenipotentiary in Persia 1832-38. Korf went to Tabriz (north-western Iran), the residence of Mohammad Mirza Qajar (1808-48), at the time heir to the throne, travelling via Georgiyevsk (in modern-day Stavropol Krai in the North Caucasus), Yekaterinodar (Krasnodar), Vladikavkaz, Tiflis (Tbilisi), Erevan, and Nakhchivan. When Mohammad ascended to the throne as shah, Korf followed him to Teheran, after 6 months returning to Russia via Tabriz. Overall Korf was not impressed by the country; "When I crossed the Persian border, nobody asked me for my passport, nobody cared who I was, where I came from or went and why, that is not fashionable here. I have to confess that this first, disorderly impression, when I got to know Persia, was not very favourable for the country. Disorder! Can there be anything worse than disorder?" (p.78). The book contains telling anecdotes of court life including an account of Korf's official audience with the shah, together with tales of his grandfather and predecessor Fathali Shah Qajar (1772-1834), his father, crown prince of Persia Abbas Mirza (1789-1833), and of Sir John Campbell (1799-1870) British Envoy to Persia in 1830-5. Korf also recounts the details of court machinations attending the succession, the unsuccessful coup d'état by Ali Mirza Qajar, Fathali's son, and of the removal and execution of Mirza Abu'lg-Qasem Qa'em-Maqam Farahani, the prime minister, on the shah's direct orders in 1835. There are topographical notes on Tabriz and environs, Quazvin, Tiflis, Yerevan, and much on the sights of Teheran - the shah's palace, city bazaars, canals, caravanserais, the ruins of the house of Alexander Griboyedov, Russian ambassador to Persia who was murdered by the mob in Teheran in 1829 following the ratification of the punitive Treaty of Turkmenchay, concluding the Russo-Persian War of 1826-8 - together with observations on Russo-Persian trade, the Persian army, native medicine, the celebration of public holidays - Nowruz, Kurban Bayrami, Mourning of Muharram - and the epidemic of plague and cholera in Teheran and Tebriz. A fascinating eyewitness account, by an acute observer, of the state Persia as it opened to outside influences. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy]

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        MEMOIRS Of JOSEPH GRIMALDI. Edited by "Boz"

      London: Richard Bentley, 1838. 1st edition, 1st issue (Eckel, p. 140). Original publisher's pink ribbon-embossed cloth bindings. Yellow eps. Housed in a custom red cloth clamshell case. Spines sun-tanned. Some foxing. Vol I with gutter break prior to the 'B' gathering. A VG set in a worn cloth clamshell case.. 2 volumes: xix, [3], 288; xix, [1 (blank)], 263, [1], 36 pp. Publisher catalogue concludes Vol II. Illustrated with 13 plates by Geroge Cruikshank. 8vo. 8-1/8" x 5"

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        La Vera località di Curi in Sabina, antichissima città esistente nel territorio della Fara, discoperte nel romitorio di S. Maria dell'Arci dimostrata con documenti e provata con antiche inscrizioni [sic] ivi ritrovate nell' anno MDCCCXXXV e pubblicate ora la prima volta.

      Rome, s.n. 1838 - in-4, XII-87 pp., avec un plan hors-texte, demi-veau bouteille, dos lisse orné de filets dorés, tranches mouchetées (rel. du milieu du XIXe s.). Manque à la coiffe supérieure, rousseurs. C'est une bouteille à l'encre que la véritable localisation de la cité de Cures Sabini, vieille fondation sabine, citée par Cicéron, Virgile, Stace, Strabon et Plutarque. Son importance théorique est liée à sa proximité avec l'histoire la plus ancienne de Rome (largement mythique : elle aurait été le lieu d'origine du deuxième Roi, Numa Pompilius, comme du quatrième, Ancus Martius). Mais elle était devenue un modeste village à l'époque d'Auguste, et, en dépit d'un siège épiscopal lors de la christianisation, disparut entre le VIe et le VIIIe siècle. On s'accorda au XIXe siècle à en situer les vestiges dans la localité de Santa Maria in Arci, dépendant jadis des immenses territoires de l'abbaye de Farfa. Aucun exemplaire au CCF.

      [Bookseller: Librairie Historique F. Teissèdre]
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        Histoire de la grandeur et de la décadence de César Birotteau, Parfumeur, Chevalier de la Légion-d'Honneur, Adjoint au Maire du 2e arrondissement de la ville de Paris ; Nouvelle scène de la Vie Parisienne par M. de Balzac.

      P., Chez l'Editeur, 3, rue Coq-Héron, 1838, 2 vol. in-8° (203 x 130) reliés 1/2 chagrin vert, dos lisse orné de 6 séries de 4 filets dorés, roulette dorée en queue, 2 petits fleurons à froid et un grand au centre, titre doré "Sésar (sic) Birotteau", plats de papier marbré vert, reliure de l'époque, de (1) f. bl. - 354 pp. (faux-titre, titre et préface inclus) - (3) ff. (errata et table) - (1) f. bl. ; (1) f. bl. - 337 pp. (faux-titre et titre inclus) - (1) f. (table et errata au verso) - (2) ff. ("Malheurs et aventures de César Birotteau avant sa naissance" par Edouard Ourliac) - (4) ff. ("Oeuvres de M. de Balzac") - (1) f. bl. Pâles rousseurs tout au long de l'ouvrage, très bel exemplaire en parfaite reliure de l'époque par ailleurs. - Edition originale d'un des plus célèbres romans de Balzac dans une très belle reliure de l'époque.Réf. biblio. : Vicaire, I-210 ; Clouzot, 15 "Le plus commun des grands romans de Balzac, mais le plus souvent pauvrement relié à l'époque" ; Carteret, I-73 ; Talvart & Place, I-158. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Bouquinerie Aurore (SLAM-ILAB)]
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        L'ARCHITETTURA LEGALE.

      Firenze, Batelli, 1838. In-8 p. (mm. 218x136), 4 voll., mz. pelle coeva, decoraz. e tit. oro al dorso. L'opera è così composta: - GHERARDESCA Alessandro “Nozioni geometriche e sue applicazione”. Parte prima che comprende le nozioni geometriche e le sue applicazioni all'agrimensura, livellazione, divisione dei terreni, alluvioni, letti di fiumi abbandonati, ecc., pp. (6),IV,346, con 24 tavole inc. in rame (ripieg.), ciascuna con più figure. - “Le servitù prediali sanzionate dal codice Napoleone, ridotte in casi pratici, e con annotazioni desunte dalle leggi romane e da classici autori, pp. (4),112, con 144 figure in tavole inc. in rame f.t. Opera divisa in V libri già pubblicati dall'Avv. Luigi Piccoli in Brescia, l'anno 1808. - PICCOLI Luigi “Casi pratici su i corsi d'acque, con ispiegazioni e osservazioni”, che servono di Appendice all'opera “Della condotta delle acque” del Prof. Romagnosi, pp. 448, con 50 figure in tavole inc. in rame e ripieg. f.t. - SCHUSTER Michele “Del diritto di eriger fabbriche e del diritto di vietarle, dell'uso e non uso delle servitù non che delle singole specie e dell'usucapione e prescrizione delle medesime”, pp. 578. Vasta opera dell'eminente giurista che occupava la cattedra prestigiosa dell'Università di Praga. Commenta la legislazione in vigore in tutti gli stati dell'impero asburgico (e dunque anche della parte italiana). Solo qualche lieve fiorit. altrim. esempl. ben conservato.

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        Morgan's Dioramic View of the Coronation at Westminster Abbey

      London: Wm. Morgan, 1838. Caption at base reads "This print at first represents a View of the Interior of the Abbey, the day previous to the Ceremony of the coronation of her most gracious Majesty Queen Victoria and on gradually raising it before the light, the Galleries will become occupied. In the foreground the Queen will be seen sitting in the chair being crowned, with her Nobles around her and the whole effect of this splendid scene will present itself to your view. . A novelty print, one of a series of transparency prints. Scene of the interior of Westminster Abbey fitted up for the coronation of Queen Victoria. When held up to the light, depicts the queen on the throne. Both prints adhered to a window mount, with English inscription adhered below, including publisher's address . June 28th, 1838. Image 9 3/4" x 7" at center of mount paper.

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        Des hochwürdigen Herrn Augustini Calmet [...] Gelehrte Verhandlung der Materi von Erscheinungen der Geisteren, und denen Vampiren in Ungarn, Mahren etc.] Erster [unvollständig] und Zweyter Theil [kmpl.]. [Aus deren Anlaß auch darin von Zaubereyen und Hexereyen, von Besessenen und Bezauberten, von denen alten heydnischen Oraculis, oder Götzen-Bescheiden, vom Wahrsagen und Offenbaren verborgener oder künfftigen Dingen, von Wirckungen und Blendungen des Satans, von Erscheinungen so wohl Verstorbener, als auch noch Lebender, die andern weit entfernten Menschen geschehen seynd [et]c. gehandlet wird. Französisch beschreiben, und in dieser Sprach zum zweytenmal aufgelegt zu Einsidlen, Anno 1749. Mit merckwürdigen Zusätzen, welche im Französischen nicht enthalten, sondern nach dessen Ubersetzung des Ubersetzer von dem hochwürdigen Herrn Authore in zweymalen erst schrifftlich seynd übersandt worden, vermehrt [...] Ins Teutsche übersetzt durch einen Preister Ord. S. Ben.] 2. Aufl.

      416 S. [unvollständig, s.u.] / 8 Bll., 216 S., 8, Leder d. Zt. mit Rückenschild u. vier Bünden Rosenthal 1838 Zur franz. Originalausg. von 1746 u.a.: Ausg. Dorbon-Ainé 610, Caillet 1764-66, Cornell S.104. - Berühmte Abhandlung des gelehrten Benediktinermönchs u. Beichtvaters des Herzogs von Lothringen, Augustin Calmet (1672-1757), der sich in dem vorliegenden Werk um eine klare Abgrenzung des Vampirs gegen Geister u. Dämonen bemüht. Im ersten Teil versucht er anhand der ägyptischen, chaldäischen, griechischen u. römischen Zauberkunst deren Wirksamkeit zu beweisen u. hält es für eine Tatsache, dass man diese lernen könne. - Der zweite Teil mit separaten Titel: "Des Hochwürdigen Herrn Augustini Calmet Abbtens zu Senonn, Ord. S. Bened. Gelehrter Verhandlung Zwerter Theil, Von denen so genannten Vampiren Oder zurückkommenden Verstorbe-nen in Ungarn, Mahren etc. Aus der zweyten bereinigten und vermehrten Französischen Auflage übersetzt Von einem Priester Ord. S. Ben." Calmet beschreibt dort u.a.: Todte in Ungar, welche denen Lebendigen das Blut aussaugen Erzählung der sog. jüdischen Sendschreiben von einen Vampir Zurückkommende Todte in Norden Todte die im Grab wie Schweine schmatzen, u. ihr eigenes Fleisch verzehren Ob die Vampiren wahrhafft todt seyen? - Neben den ebenfalls zeitgenössischen Arbeiten von Ranft u. Harenberg ist der hier vorliegende, zweite Teil, eins der wesendlichen Werke über Vampire. - Beanspruchter Einband, Rücken angerissen u. mit kl. Fehlstellen an den Kapitalen Deckel mit zwei Wurmgängen Ecken u. Kanten bestossen u. tlw. aufgerieben Innendeckel fleckig u. mit Abrissen des Bezugspapiers Erster Teil nicht vollständig: es fehlen Titel, einige Blätter der Vorrede u. des Registers sowie die S. 339/340 [diese in Kopie beiliegend] S. 317/318 mit kl. Eckabriss u. etwas Textverlust tlw. schwach fleckig eine angeknitterte Seite, sonst ein gutes Expl. Zustand im Preis berücksichtigt.

      [Bookseller: Versandantiquariat Hans-Jürgen Lange]
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        Dell'Avvenimento di S. M. I. R. A. Ferdinando I d'Austria in Venezia e delle civiche solennità d'allora. Narrazione di Fabio Muttinelli (Disegni di Giovanni Pividor).

      Venezia, co' tipi del Gondoliere, 1838. Album in 4to (cm. 21,5x29) cartonato stampato originale; pp. (2), 43, (3) + 9 belle tavole in litografia: Imbarco delle LL. MM. a Fusina; Galleggiante; Bissone del Municipio (2); Regata; Arco a Murano; Fondazione della diga di Malamocco; Illuminazione della Piazza di San Marco; Festa popolare al Lido. PRIMA edizione di 1000 esemplari, il cui lucro è devoluto alla Commissione degli Asili di carità per l'infanzia. Il volume costa 9 lire austriache. Copertina con fioriture come alle carte di testo. Perfette le tavole in litografia con le veline protettive originali. Axs

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        Historia Ecclesiastica Gentis Anglorum.

      London Sumptibus Societatis [for The English Historical Society],, 1838. Ad fidem codicum manuscriptorum recensuit Josephus Stevenson. Octavo. Original drab brown boards sometime neatly rebacked preserving a portion of the original paper label, untrimmed. Title page printed in red and black, with engraved medallion of The English Historical Society; two facsimile leaves of the original British Museum manuscript lithographed by Joseph Netherclift. Covers a little marked, some wear to extremities of binding, original fragment of label once taped and now rather unsightly; nevertheless a sound, clean, tall copy, with the half-title and two leaves of facsimiles. First Stevenson edition and the first book published by the short-lived English Historical Society; well represented institutionally but commercially uncommon. Joseph Stevenson (1806-1895) was a historian and archivist who was an active member of the leading historical and literary societies of his day: the Bannatyne, Maitland, and Roxburghe clubs, and the Surtees Society. The list of subscribers, headed by the late king, William IV, runs to 100 names and includes Viscount Acheson (who built up a fine library at Gosford Park), the publisher John Murray, Anthony Pannizi (future Librarian at the British Museum), and the architect Sir Robert Smirke. This is an important edition, handsomely printed by Charles Whittingham, the two facsimile leaves from Bede manuscripts in the British Museum (Cotton MS Tiberius C II fol. 92 and Cotton MS Tiberius A XIV Lib iv) were lithographed by Joseph Netherclift, a pioneer of facsimile using lithography (in 1829 awarded a prize of 20 shillings by the Society of Arts for "his improved method of making lithographic transfers"; see also Michael Twyman, Early Lithographed Books). Provenance: ownership inscription of "T. Price 1839" on front pastedown and head of the General Introduction; this may be the Welsh historian Thomas Price (1787-1848): a list of holograph indexing entries on the rear pastedown includes a reference to "Cadwallawn" (Cadwallon ap Cadfan, king of Gwynedd) and "Caedwalla" (7th-century king of the Gewisse). Another Price - Ralph Price, treasurer of Bridewell and Bethlehem Hospitals - appears on the list of subscribers.

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        ILLUSTRATIONS of HER MAJESTY'S PALACE at BRIGHTON. Formerly the Pavilion: executed by the command of King George the fourth, under the superintendence of John Nash ... To which is prefixed a history of the palace, by ... Brayley

      London, J.B. Nichols & Son, also sold by R. Loder and James Taylor of Brighton, 1838. SECOND EDITION 1838. Ex Library copy, stamps to blank side of title page, no other library markings. Folio, approximately 550 x 370 mm, 21½ x 14½ inches, 31 plates showing 34 illustrations, 1 folding, 12 in colour or partly coloured (1 plate has three small colour plates and another 2 colour plates), the vignette on the title page is counted in the plate list, the colour plates are mounted on thin card, some of the black and white plates are in aquatint, 4 are on India paper and mounted, some are line etchings, most illustrations are by A. Pugin, just a few by others, 5 plates are marked "Proof" in lower margin, some plates dated 1823, 1824 or 1825, and have underneath "Published by John Nash and sold by R. Ackerman, pages: [viii], 1-17, original green blind decorated cloth covers with gilt lettering to upper cover, rebacked in modern green morocco, black gilt lettered label and gilt decoration and rules between raised bands to spine, new leather corners, new cream endpapers. Top of upper cover has old ink spotting, covers rubbed with small stains, edges have shelf wear, upper cover slightly faded at top inner edge, margins of text and plates have pale age-browning and foxing, 1 black and white plate has foxing to image, the folding plate has some pale mottling to right side of image, margins of the mounted plates have a little creasing, (see attached images), 2 margins have small closed tears repaired, not affecting images, a few other pages have tiny closed tears to edges, otherwise a good copy. This is the basic copy, some copies had extra colour plates bound in at the end. This second edition has the Edward Wedlake Brayley's text which was not present in the first edition of 1826. See J. R. Abbey, Scenery of Great Britain and Ireland, No. 62, page 44. MORE IMAGES ATTACHED TO THIS LISTING, ALL ZOOMABLE, FURTHER IMAGES ON REQUEST. POSTAGE AT COST.

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        Pontonier-Reglement. Die Schiff- und Pontonbrücken im Allgemeinen.

      Dresden [ca. 1838].. [Manuskript]. gr.-8°. 105 Bll., u. 9 w. Bll. Mit mehren Tabellen u. 2 aquarellierten techn. Zeichnungen auf je 1 gefalt. Taf. HLdr. d. Zt. Mit Titelsch. Berieb. Der Verfasser war Sapeur-Corporal in der Königl. Sächsischen Armee. - Die gut lesbare Handschrift enthält Kapitel über: Die Schiff- und Pontonbrücken im Allgemeinen; Die in der Königl. Sächsischen Armee üblichen Pontons; Das Brückenschlagen mit gedeckten blecherene Pontons; Beendigung des Brückenschlagens; Ordnung des Brückenschlagens; Bau der Durchschlagsmaschinen; Das Öffnen und Schließen des Durchschlages; Vorschriften über den Durchgang von Fahrzeugen durch den Durchgang; Das Brückenschlagen mit Maschinen; Bau einer Maschine zu 6 und 8 Ellen Spannung; Das Einfahren und Einbauen der Maschinen; Das Brückenschlagen in Maschinen, wenn wegen Mangel an Mannschaften nicht alle Maschinen besetzt werden können; Das Abladen einer Brückenequipage von blechernen Pontons; Etablirung des Depots; Das Abbrechen von Pontonbrücken von gedeckten blechernen Pontons, (...) Das Schwenken einer Pontonbrücke; Das Abbrechen der jenseitigen Landbrücke; Das Abbrechen der diesseitigen Landbrücke; Das Abbrechen einer abgeschwenkten Brücke; Das Einbauen hohler blecherner Pontons in die Brücke; Das Abbrechen Brückenschlagen mit hölzernen Pontons.

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        Les Principales journées de la Révolution.

      À Paris, chez Décrouan, s.d., (1838), - grand in-folio oblong, [2] pp., 15 pl., demi-chagrin noir, dos orné à nerfs, fleurons dorés (rel. seconde moitié XIXe).Premier retirage. Le tirage original de ces planches étant devenu très rare, l'éditeur Décrouan décida d'en faire un nouveau en 1838. Initialement, elles parurent à partir de 1790 et les trois dernières seulement entre 1800 et 1802. Elles furent terminées au burin par Helman (1743-1806) car, dans leur premier état, les dix premières eaux-fortes étaient de Antoine-Jean Duclos (1795) et les cinq dernières de Duplessi-Bertaux (1819) d'après les dessins du patriote Charles Monnet (1732-1816), ancien élève de Restout. Dès 1798, Helman proposait au public un recueil de douze estampes. En tête de ce tirage, Décrouan a placé une Description abrégée. Un autre tirage par Chardon, sans le nom des artistes, fut mis en vente en 1864. Ces 15 planches gravées à l'eau-forte et au burin (env. 27 x 43 au trait carré) forment un des plus beaux et des plus exacts recueils sur la Révolution. Bel état des planches, dont chacune est protégée par une serpente, malgré quelques piqûres dans les marges. Défauts à la reliure (coiffe inf. abîmée et mors sup. un peu fendu, coins usés). Tourneux, 292.

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        ILLUSTRATIONS of HER MAJESTY'S PALACE at BRIGHTON. Formerly the Pavilion: executed by the command of King George the fourth, under the superintendence of John Nash . To which is prefixed a history of the palace, by . Brayley

      London J.B. Nichols & Son also sold by R. Loder and James Taylor of Brighton 1838 - SECOND EDITION 1838. Ex Library copy, stamps to blank side of title page, no other library markings. Folio, approximately 550 x 370 mm, 21½ x 14½ inches, 31 plates showing 34 illustrations, 1 folding, 12 in colour or partly coloured (1 plate has three small colour plates and another 2 colour plates), the vignette on the title page is counted in the plate list, the colour plates are mounted on thin card, some of the black and white plates are in aquatint, 4 are on India paper and mounted, some are line etchings, most illustrations are by A. Pugin, just a few by others, 5 plates are marked "Proof" in lower margin, some plates dated 1823, 1824 or 1825, and have underneath "Published by John Nash and sold by R. Ackerman, pages: [viii], 1-17, original green blind decorated cloth covers with gilt lettering to upper cover, rebacked in modern green morocco, black gilt lettered label and gilt decoration and rules between raised bands to spine, new leather corners, new cream endpapers. Top of upper cover has old ink spotting, covers rubbed with small stains, edges have shelf wear, upper cover slightly faded at top inner edge, margins of text and plates have pale age-browning and foxing, 1 black and white plate has foxing to image, the folding plate has some pale mottling to right side of image, margins of the mounted plates have a little creasing, (see attached images), 2 margins have small closed tears repaired, not affecting images, a few other pages have tiny closed tears to edges, otherwise a good copy. This is the basic copy, some copies had extra colour plates bound in at the end. This second edition has the Edward Wedlake Brayley's text which was not present in the first edition of 1826. See J. R. Abbey, Scenery of Great Britain and Ireland, No. 62, page 44. MORE IMAGES ATTACHED TO THIS LISTING, ALL ZOOMABLE, FURTHER IMAGES ON REQUEST. POSTAGE AT COST. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Andrew Johnson signs a petition supporting a "timber agent for the Southern District of Alabama."

      - Document Signed, "Andrew Johnson," together with twenty-six others, 2 pp., 7 3/4 x 9 3/4 in., [n.p., n.d.]. The text of the petition reads, in full: "The undersigned beg leave respectfully to recommend Mr. Oliver Towles for appointment as timber agent for the Southern District of Alabama Mr. Towles has always been a most thorough efficient, working Democrat, & has never held an office or sought one before. He is amply qualified & is possessed of the active energetic habits so necessary in a post like that he seeks- We therefore request his appointment."ProvenanceFrom the library of John Augustin Daly (1838-1899). Daly, one of the most important figures in nineteenth-century American theater, worked as a critic, manager, playwright and stage director. At the time of his death, he owned two major theaters, one in New York and the other in London. Daly is considered personally responsible for the careers of such acting greats as John Drew Jr. Maurice Barrymore, Fanny Davenport, Maude Adams, Sara Jewett, Isadora Duncan, Tyrone Power, Sr. and many others.Daly was also an avid book lover and collector, amassing an enormous library of books and original manuscripts. That collection was dispersed in an epic, two-week auction at the American Art Association in New York in March 1900. The present letter was part of an extra-illustrated volume, described in the catalog as a "Unique copy, with autograph letters of all the Presidents inserted." Walter Benjamin, writing in The Collector, described the sale as a "blaze of glory, due to the total having reached nearly $200,000." Benjamin attributed the sale's incredible success to "a small bookseller on 42d street, who appeared at the sale with apparently unlimited cash, and was soon the master of the situation." That "small bookseller," was George D. Smith (d. 1920), who, up until that time, had been an obscure and unsuccessful book dealer who began his career in 1883 with Dodd & Mead. Smith would dominate the market for the next two decades, working as an agent for some of the wealthiest collectors in the country-most notably Henry E. Huntington, for whom Smith purchased a portion of the Duke of Devonshire Library in 1914 for $1.5 million (American Art Association, Catalogue of the Valuable Literary and Art Property Gathered by the Late Augustin Daly, New York, 1900; The Collector, New York, May 1900, 1-2; Publisher's Weekly, March 13, 1920, 801; Ibid, March 21, 1914, 1008; Geo. D. Smith Dies in His Book Store, New York Times, March 5, 1928, 13). The extra-illustrated volume of presidents from which this piece derives fetched $850, nearly four times above the going rate for presidential sets at the time. According to Walter Benjamin, Smith quickly resold the volume for $1,000. The collection did not surface again until it appeared in a minor auction in early 2016. (The Collector, New York, May 1900, 1-2)ConditionExpertly laid-in to a larger sheet, a few stray colored pencil marks, expected folds, else very fine.

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        Nicholas Nickleby.

      - London: Chapman and Hall, April, 1838 - October, 1839. Thick 8vo., 24[ads], 8[ads], 8[ads], 2[ads], [4 original wrappers], [4 ads], xvi, [1]-624, [4 ads], [6 ads], 8[ads], 8[ads] pp., 40 plates including frontisportrait. Full dark-brown calf, backstrip with maroon label and title stamped in gilt. All plates are foxed, though text and binding are bright; very good. First edition, bound from the original parts, with blue wrappers from number eighteen, and numerous advertisements bound in. A unique selection and collation of choice advertisements and all relevant material to the novel, collected and handsomely bound. [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

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        Campagne de Constantine de 1837

      - Crochard & Cie, Paris 1838, 13x21,5cm, relié. - First Edition. Bound in ciliegio metà polpaccio leggermente indietro passato quattro nervi decorati con fregi e filer oro e disegni in bianco e tipografiche nero e dorato mandorla, berretti e bit tappi con tracce di sfregamento, piatti di carta marmorizzata, guardie e contreplats di carta fatta a mano, angoli urtato, bordi in marmo, rilegatura contemporanea. La nostra copia è completo nella sua zolla di piegatura fine-esplicativo, che ha uno strappo senza perdita. Alcuni foxing principalmente alla fine del volume. Rare. - [FRENCH VERSION FOLLOWS] Edition originale. Reliure en demi veau cerise, dos légèrement passé à quatre nerfs orné de frises et filers dorés et noirs ainsi que motifs typographiques noirs et d'une mandorle dorée, coiffes et mors au niveau des coiffes comportant des traces de frottements, plats de papier marbré, gardes et contreplats de papier à la cuve, coins émoussés, tranches marbrées, reliure de l'époque.Notre exemplaire est bien complet de sa planche dépliante explicative in-fine qui comporte une déchirure sans manque. Quelques rousseurs essentiellement en fin de volume. Rare.

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        Oliver Twist; or, the Parish Boy's Progress. By "Boz.

      London: Richard Bentley,, 1838. 3 volumes, octavo. Original reddish brown fine-diaper cloth, spine in compartments with gilt titles, sides each stamped in blind with an arabesque cartouche, yellow coated endpapers. 24 etched plates by George Cruikshank including the "Fireside" plate (facing p. 313 in vol. III). Half-titles to Vols. I and II, as issued; initial advert leaf to Vol. III. Ownership inscriptions of Mary Blackmore dated 6 Dec. 1838 to each front free endpaper. Rubbed, spines evenly faded and with a few minor nicks, rear joint of vol. I skilfully repaired, one or two marks to boards, a little light foxing, overall a very good copy. First edition, first issue, with Boz title pages and the "Fireside" plate. Bentley rushed Oliver Twist out in book form before serialization was complete, forcing Cruikshank to hurry the last few plates. Dickens disliked the final "Fireside" plate and asked Cruikshank for a new design, the "Church" plate. He also decided that he no longer wished to be styled "Boz". The first issue, as here, was published on 9 November; the second, with cancel titles, omitting the sub-title and giving Dickens's name as the author, and with the "Church" plate at the end, was issued on 16 November. From the library of the bibliographer of Dickens, Walter E. Smith, with his lightly pencilled ownership inscription to each front free endpaper.

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        Oliver Twist; or, the Parish Boy's Progress. By "Boz."

      London: Richard Bentley, 1838 - 3 volumes, octavo. Original reddish brown fine-diaper cloth, spine in compartments with gilt titles, sides each stamped in blind with an arabesque cartouche, yellow coated endpapers. Ownership inscriptions of Mary Blackmore dated 6 Dec. 1838 to each front free endpaper. Rubbed, spines evenly faded and with a few minor nicks, rear joint of vol. I skilfully repaired, one or two marks to boards, a little light foxing, overall a very good copy. 24 etched plates by George Cruikshank including the "Fireside" plate (facing p. 313 in vol. III). Half-titles to Vols. I and II, as issued; initial advert leaf to Vol. III. First edition, first issue, with Boz title pages and the "Fireside" plate. Bentley rushed Oliver Twist out in book form before serialization was complete, forcing Cruikshank to hurry the last few plates. Dickens disliked the final "Fireside" plate and asked Cruikshank for a new design, the "Church" plate. He also decided that he no longer wished to be styled "Boz". The first issue, as here, was published on 9 November; the second, with cancel titles, omitting the sub-title and giving Dickens's name as the author, and with the "Church" plate at the end, was issued on 16 November. From the library of the bibliographer of Dickens, Walter E. Smith, with his lightly pencilled ownership inscription to each front free endpaper. Smith 4. [Attributes: First Edition]

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        Narrative of a Voyage round the World,

      1838 - during the Years 1835, 36, and 37; including a Narrative of an Embassy to the Sultan of Muscat and the King of Siam. First English edition. 2 vols. 4 lithograph plates. 8vo. Contemporary red calf, gilt, extremities rubbed, rear hinge of vol II cracked, but firm. 8ads., viii, 450; viii, 472pp. London, Richard Bentley, Extremely rare. Ruschenberger was a member of the expedition which set out from the United States in 1835 with the aim of securing trade agreements and peace treaties with various Eastern powers. In the course of the voyage they visited not only China, Java and India, but also Hawaii, Zanzibar and California. This edition lacks the virulent anti-British comments which appeared in the original, unillustrated American edition of 1838. Sabin, 74186; Hill p263. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Dell'Avvenimento di S. M. I. R. A. Ferdinando I d'Austria in Venezia e delle civiche solennità d'allora. Narrazione di Fabio Muttinelli (Disegni di Giovanni Pividor).

      1838 - Venezia, co' tipi del Gondoliere, 1838. Album in 4to (cm. 21,5x29) cartonato stampato originale; pp. (2), 43, (3) + 9 belle tavole in litografia: Imbarco delle LL. MM. a Fusina; Galleggiante; Bissone del Municipio (2); Regata; Arco a Murano; Fondazione della diga di Malamocco; Illuminazione della Piazza di San Marco; Festa popolare al Lido. PRIMA edizione di 1000 esemplari, il cui lucro è devoluto alla Commissione degli Asili di carità per l?infanzia. Il volume costa 9 lire austriache. Copertina con fioriture come alle carte di testo. Perfette le tavole in litografia con le veline protettive originali. Axs [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Gospoda Nashego Iisusa Khrista, Novyi Zavet - Our Lord Jesus Christ, New Testament (Rare Early Russian Language Bible)

      Leipzig: Karl Tauchnitz, 1838. 1st Edition . Very Good Minus. 5.5 x 8.25 inches (13.5 x 21 cm). Later binding with paper covered boards. Fading and light marking to covers. Uncut pages with wide margins. Some creasing to first and last few pages, light foxing to text, small stamp to title page dated 13 May 1846. A rare early Russian language edition of the New Testament. The is the 1838 Leipzig edition published by Karl Tauchnitz - this unauthorised edition was the first Russian language edition of the New Testament to be published outside Russia. The Russian Bible Society had previously issued Russian language editions between 1822 and 1826, but no other edition was published in Russia until the Synod authorised edition of 1860. This 1838 edition had a print run of 2000 copies, 500 of which were smuggled into Russia. A good solid example of a very rare item. Overall condition is Very Good Minus. International postage will be less than the stated rate. Actual costs are Europe £11.35; Oceania £15.55; Rest of World £14.90. A postage refund will be made after the order has been placed. Hardback. Printed pages: 8vo. [4], 620

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        Memoirs of Joseph Grimaldi

      London: Richard Bentley, 1838. Book. Very Good. Hardcover. A First Edition, First Printing. Two volumes. xix, 288 36 (publisher's ads); 263. (1)+ (1) ad pp. Illustrated with 12 etched plates by George Cruikshank; plus copper engraved frontispeice portrait of Grimaldi in first volume. 7 1/2 by 4 3/4 inches, later half dark maroon morocco and marbled boards, ruled in gilt, spines lettered in gilt, marbled endpapers, all edges gilt. Bound by T. Raines of London. First edition, early issue. Spines a bit sunned, light shelf wear, occasional foxing, very good or better..

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        MITCHELL'S TRAVELLER'S GUIDE THROUGH THE UNITED STATES, CONTAINING THE PRINCIPAL CITIES, TOWNS &c. ALPHABETICALLY ARRANGED; TOGETHER WITH THE STAGE, STEAM-BOAT, CANAL, AND RAILROAD ROUTES, WITH THE DISTANCES, IN MILES, FROM PLACE TO PLACE...

      Philadelphia, 1838. 78pp. Folding colored map, 21 3/4 x 17 1/2 inches. Map very clean and in excellent condition, folding into 18mo. gilt cloth cover (couple of small tears in upper spine area). Reprinted from the 1836 edition, which was the first of this series to appear as TRAVELLER'S GUIDE.... The detailed "...Map of the Roads, Distances, Steam Boat & Canal Routes &c. By J.H. Young" shows the southern states extending through part of Florida, New England, the Midwest north to part of Wisconsin, and west to a portion of Missouri Territory and a small piece of Texas. Insets include vicinities of New York, Boston, Philadelphia, Washington, Charleston, Cincinnati, Niagara Falls, and Albany. HOWES M690. PHILLIPS, p.890 (1836 ed).

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        Voyages historiques, littéraires et artistiques en Italie. Guide raisonné complet du voyageur et de l'artiste

      Baudry|& Aimé André. - Baudry & Aimé André, Paris 1838, In-8 (13x21,5cm), 494pp. et 560pp. et 572pp., 3 volumes reliés. - Seconda edizione riveduta completamente, corretta e aumentata. Binding ca 1850 metà verde vitello smaltato firmato Bruyere. Indietro con i nervi decorate con piccole cimette e 3 serie di filetti di grassi e magri. parti del titolo e numero del volume in marocco verde. Decolorazioni sul retro dando varie tonalità di verde sul retro. Tracce di attrito. Molto fresco in generale. Nizza copia. - [FRENCH VERSION FOLLOWS] Deuxième édition entièrement revue, corrigée et augmentée. Une carte dépliante en couleurs, qui ne se trouve pas dans la première édition. Reliure ca 1850 en demi veau glacé vert signé Bruyère. Dos à nerfs orné de 3 petits fleurons et de séries de filets gras et maigres. Pièces de titre et de tomaison en maroquin vert. Décolorations sur les dos donnant des nuances diverses de vert aux dos. Traces de frottements. Très frais dans l'ensemble. Bel exemplaire. Relieur et doreur lyonnais, Bruyère jouissait d'une grande réputation parmi les collectionneurs pour l'élégance de ses productions. Valery fut salué pour l'exactitude de ses voyages, celui-ci se distingue particulièrement pour ses recherches littéraires, l'examen et la description des bibliothèques, par exemple celle de Ravenne, la bibliothèque laurentienne, etc. Ce nouveau voyage en Italie n'est donc pas seulement un voyage de plus, il est dirigé par une nette vision littéraire et artistique (Valery était en effet conservateur des bibliothèques de la Couronne, et sera bibliothécaire du palais de Versailles). On appréciera également la grande précision dans la description des monuments. Genève - Glaciers - Bords du lac ; Entrée de l'Italie ; Milan ; Environs de Milan - Pavie - Come ; Bergame -Brescia - Vérone - Vicence ; Venise ; Padoue - Ferrare ; Bologne ; Modène - Parme - Mantoue ; Florence ; Environ - Pise - Livourne ; Romagne - Abruzzes ; Naples ; Environs - Route de Rome ; Rome ; Environs de Rome ; Première route de Florence - Viterbe - Orvietto - Sienne - Volterre ; Deuxième route de Florence - Pérouse - Cortone -Abezzo ; Route de Florence à Gènes - Prato - Pistoie - Lucques - Massa - Sarzane ; Gênes - Route de Nice ; Route de Gènes à Turin - Turin - Mont-Genis. NB : Cet ouvrage est disponible à la librairie sur demande sous 48 heures.

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        Memoirs of Joseph Grimaldi. Edited by "BOZ."With Illustrations By George Cruikshank...

      London: Richard Bentley, New Burlington Street, 1838. Two vols., 8vo., xix, 288; ix, [1], 263, 36(publishers advertisements) pp., 13 engraved plates including frontispieces in each volume. Contemporary half blue morocco and blue cloth, with five raised bands and titling in gilt to backstrip, top edge gilt; original brown cloth covers bound in to each volume. Corners and joints are rubbed, and covers are attached by a thread, occasional light finger prints, bottom and fore-edges slightly toned, otherwise a very good complete set. First edition, second issue, with rare bordered state of the final plate "The Last Song." The frontisportrait of Grimaldi in volume one is by W. Greatbatch after a painting by S. Raven. There has been a great deal of research involved in concluding how much Dickens actually contributed to this publication. The consensus is that Dickens did indeed thoroughly edit Grimaldi's memoirs after it had been condensed by Thomas Egerton Wilks and sold to Richard Bentley. Dickens contributed greatly and undisputedly to the final chapter, and his style is plain throughout many parts of the book. The added border to the final plate "The Last Song," was an attempt at improving upon it with caricatures representative of Grimaldi's various characters, the "mutilation has been ascribed to Alfred Crowquill and George Augustus Sala" (Eckel 154). This plate was quickly restored to it's previous condition and is thus rare in this state. Thomson 24.

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        VIEWS IN INDIA: Chiefly Among the Himalaya Mountains.

      - London [1838] Fisher. Green gilt-stamped leather, very good, small folio, 94p., frontispiece, 37 fine engravings, some minor foxing, all edges gilt, vignette, small folio, 25 x 31 cm. R A R E Excellent illustrations accompany the well-written descrip- tions of the journey. Includes images of the entrance to the Keeree pass, the Ganges entering the plains near Hurdwar, the village of Naree, crossing the river Tonse by a Jhoola, the village of Koghera, &c. A beautifully illustrated work, edited by Emma Roberts. The National Union Catalog locates only one copy in the Library of Congress. A prize piece for any collector.

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        Mondscheinphantasien. Herausgegeben von Einem, der sich nicht nennt. Erster Kranz (alles Erschienene). 1838. Gedruckt in der Mondscheindruckerey. (Manuscript für Brüder).

      - (Hamburg, 1838). Lithographierter Titel mit Vignette, 114 S., 2 gefaltete Blatt Noten. Illustrierter Originalpappband (berieben u. angestaubt, Ecken bestoßen, Rücken u. Vorsätze erneuert). Einzige Folge dieser seltenen Publikation, in nur 61 Exemplaren für die ebensovielen Mitglieder des "Mondscheinclubbs" in Hamburg gedruckt. Diese "gesellige Männergemeinschaft von Intellektuellen" (Freudenthal) gründete sich 1834 und bestand mindestens bis 1838. Man traf sich einmal monatlich auf dem Heuß Hof in Eimsbüttel und legte die Treffen angeblich so, daß der Mondschein bei der Rückkehr nach Hause den Weg erhellte. Der diskrete, aber umtriebige Club barg 7 Professoren und 8 Doktoren in seinem Kreise, aber auch der Schauspieler und Theaterdichter Gustav Raeder, der Schlachter G. H. Ballheimer (verfaßte auch die lustigen Gedichte "Naturkinder"), der Hamburger Gastwirt Marr (Verfasser des Dramas "Der Schlachter auf Reisen") und der Bibliothekar C. Lebrun zählten dazu; Präsident war der Jurist E. H. Eden. Die "Mondscheinphantasien" sind Gedichte und Liedertexte (meist nach bekannten Melodien), darunter auch plattdeutsche, die sämtlich "eine übermütig frohe, dazu weintrinkfeste Geselligkeit" illustrieren und von beachtlichem literarischen Niveau sind. Als Verfasser zeichnen "Hanns Sachs", "Mengwasser", "Richard Wanderer", "Dr. Paradies" verantwortlich. Teil der Mondscheinphantasien sind 7 Nummern "Der Vollmond. Politisches und literarisches Unterhaltungsblatt" (herausgegeben von "Dr. Postillion"), der mit der "Tageschronik" von "Heuß Hof" (Eimsbüttel), Trinkliedern, Reflexionen, Rätseln und Eingesandtem zum Vereinsleben aufwartet. - Freudenthal, Vereine in Hamburg S. 92f; Krieg II, 45; Hayn/Got. III, 39 ("Von größter Seltenheit"). - Stark gebräunt u. stockfleckig. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Teilansicht, Eschenheimer Turm.

      - lavierte Tuschezeichnung ( anonym ), dat. 1838, 37,5 x 25 (H) Unten links mit Bleistift bezeichnet und datiert. "Eschersheimer Thurm in Frankfurt . 1838".

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        Narrative of a Voyage round the World

      during the Years 1835, 36, and 37; including a Narrative of an Embassy to the Sultan of Muscat and the King of Siam. First English edition. 2 vols. 4 lithograph plates. 8vo. Contemporary red calf, gilt, extremities rubbed, rear hinge of vol II cracked, but firm. 8ads., viii, 450; viii, 472pp. London, Richard Bentley,

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        The Record; or, a Series of Official Papers Relative to the Condition and Treatment of the Tribes of South Africa. Parts 1,3 & 5 bound together.

      Robertson., Cape Town. 1838 - v, 446 + 64 + 60pp. Only these three parts ever published although there is a variation with 112p to part 3. Author was Protector of Slaves for the Eastern Division of the Colony of the Cape of Good Hope. This has been rebound in brown cloth with gilt lettering to spine, new end papers and first few and last few pages with spotting. 1.5kg Size: 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Des maladies mentales considerées sous les rapports médical, hygiénique et médico-légal. 2 vols.; 27 plates

      Paris: Bailliere, 1838. xviii, 678; [4], 864pp. 27 plates. 211 x 130 mm. 19th century half morocco gilt, spines a little faded. Fine copy. First edition. The first modern textbook of psychiatry. Esquirol, together with his teacher Pinel, is regarded as the founder of the French school of psychiatry. He was among the first to apply statistical methods to clinical studies of insanity, and his Maladies mentales, based on 20 years of observation and treatment of mental illness, remained a basic psychiatric text for over half a century. Esquirol was the first to distinguish between hallucinations and illusions, and between dementia and idiocy; he also provided the classic description of paresis, coined the term "monomania" and distinguished certain depressive states from other psychoses. The plates to his work constitutes the first important iconography of the insane. Garrison-Morton 4798. Norman 724.

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        Strictures on a Life of William Wilberforce

      First edition. 8vo. Twentieth century paper covered boards, some scattered foxing throughout, but very good. xv, [1], 136pp. London, Longman, Orme, Brown, Green, & Longmans,

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        South Australia. Containing Hints to Emigrants; Proceedings of the South Australian Company; a Variety of Useful and Authentic Information ..

      London, Robert Tyas, 1838 (second edition, 'considerably augmented')/ 1837. Octavo, vi, 118 pages plus a folding leaf of shipping statistics and a folding frontispiece (147 x 268 mm, containing on it a map of Australia with South Australia marked out, a map of the eastern coast of Gulf St Vincent and a plan of Adelaide). Original cloth slightly mottled and a little silverfish-nibbled; spine renewed, with most of the original spine retained; frontispiece a little foxed; an excellent copy. With the ownership signature of Robert Kyffin Thomas (1902) on the front flyleaf. Sir Robert Kyffin Thomas (1851-1910), the grandson of Robert Thomas (who arrived on the 'Africaine' at Holdfast Bay in 1836 with a printing press), was himself an influential newspaperman in the state. Ferguson 2452 (our copy does not have the four pages of 'book advertisements', clearly never present).

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        Manifesto sobre la infamia, alevosia y perfidia con que el Contra-almirante Francis Mr. Leblanc y

      1838 - Demas agentes de la Frncia residentes en Montevideo, han hostilizado y sometide a la tirania del rebelde Fructoso Rivera , al Estado Oriental del Uruguay.First edition. 8vo. Half calf. viii, 89pp. Buenos Aires, Imprenta del estado, General Obibe rants at the perfidious French for their support of the rebel government in Uraguay, after his attempt to retake Montevideo, supported by Argentina, had stalled. This edition was translated into French the following year. [Attributes: First Edition]

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        MEMOIRS OF JOSEPH GRIMALDI

      London: Richard Bentley, 1838. FIRST EDITION, Second State (with frame around final plate, "The Last Song"). This is an extraordinarily attractive copy of the biography of Joseph Grimaldi (1779-1837), called by Britannica "the most celebrated of English clowns," and generally considered without equal as a clown of pantomime. There has been much debate about the exact nature of Dickens' role in the writing of this book. Forster said that Dickens wrote only the introductory chapter; others have said that he edited the manuscript, with the help of his father; and Bentley has stated in print that Dickens wrote a significant portion of the work. Eckel says, "It is plain that the last chapter is in Dickens' style and that other parts of the book are his. Grimaldi laid the foundation for his memoirs, but in a rough and diffuse manner. He gave the manuscript to Thomas Egerton Wilks, who, after some condensing, sold the manuscript to Bentley, who, in turn, passed it to Dickens for the purpose of embroidery." According to Kitton, copies with the frame around the final plate (as here) are more valuable than others because of their relative scarcity; the border was added without Dickens' consent, and when he expressed his displeasure, it was quickly removed. The especially pretty Riviere binding is typical of the firm's first-rate work and use of the best materials.. 204 x 125 mm. (8 x 4 7/8"). With half titles and with 36 pp. of ads at the end of Vol. II. Two volumes. FIRST EDITION, Second State (with frame around final plate, "The Last Song"). HANDSOME FOREST GREEN CRUSHED MOROCCO, GILT, BY RIVIERE & SON (stamp-signed on front turn-in), covers with French fillet borders, raised bands, spines gilt in delicately tooled compartments with scrolling centerpiece within a lozenge of small tools, volute cornerpieces, gilt titling, turn-ins densely gilt with floral rolls and plain and decorative rules, purple endpapers, top edges gilt, other edges untrimmed. Original purple cloth binding bound in. With 13 plates by George Cruikshank. Eckel, pp. 140-42; Kitton, pp. 177-83; Gimbel Collection B-64. Spines evenly sunned to tan (as usual with green morocco), faint offsetting from final plate, otherwise A VERY FINE COPY, with only the most trivial imperfections internally, and in a sparkling binding. This is an extraordinarily attractive copy of the biography of Joseph Grimaldi (1779-1837), called by Britannica "the most celebrated of English clowns," and generally considered without equal as a clown of pantomime. There has been much debate about the exact nature of Dickens' role in the writing of this book. Forster said that Dickens wrote only the introductory chapter; others have said that he edited the manuscript, with the help of his father; and Bentley has stated in print that Dickens wrote a significant portion of the work. Eckel says, "It is plain that the last chapter is in Dickens' style and that other parts of the book are his. Grimaldi laid the foundation for his memoirs, but in a rough and diffuse manner. He gave the manuscript to Thomas Egerton Wilks, who, after some condensing, sold the manuscript to Bentley, who, in turn, passed it to Dickens for the purpose of embroidery." According to Kitton, copies with the frame around the final plate (as here) are more valuable than others because of their relative scarcity; the border was added without Dickens' consent, and when he expressed his displeasure, it was quickly removed. The especially pretty Riviere binding is typical of the firm's first-rate work and use of the best materials.

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        Democracy in America

      New York: Adlard & Saunders, 1838 and 1840. First American edition of Toqueville's manum opus. Octavo, 2 volumes. Volume I is the Adlard & Saunders issue (priority over the more common Dearborn issue is undetermined), and Volume II is published by J. & H.G. Langley. Preface by John Canfield Spencer, who later served as Secretary of War. Light rubbing and minor wear, volume one rebacked. First editions are rare and desirable. One of the most important texts in political literature" (PMM). "This is by far the best book ever written about America, and the most penetrating book ever written about democracy. It won instant acclaim, not only in the writer's native France, where Royer-Collard declared: "Nothing equal to it had appeared since Montesquieu,' but in England, where John Stuart Mill hailed it as 'among the most remarkable productions of our time.' Its central theme is that democracy has become inevitable; that it is, with certain qualifications, desirable; but that it has great potentialities for evil as well as good, depending upon how well it is understood and guided. In the view of de Tocqueville, the greatest danger that threatens democracy is its tendency toward the centralization and concentration of power... There is revived interest in Tocqueville today because of what seems like the uncanny clairvoyance of his prophecies. For example (this by a Frenchman in 1835): 'There are at the present time two great nations in the world, which started from different points, but seem to tend towards the same end. I allude to the Russians and the Americans... The principal instrument of [America] is liberty; of [Russia] servitude. Their starting point is different and their courses are not the same; yet each of them seems marked by the will of Heaven to sway the destinies of half the globe" (Hazlitt, 163).

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        Physikalischer Atlas : oder Sammlung von Karten, auf denen die hauptsächlichsten Erscheinungen der anorganischen und organischen Natur nach ihrer geographischen Verbreitung und Vertheilung bildlich dargestellt sind.

      Verlag von Justus Perther [1838] 1845-1848, Gotha - ERSTE AUSGABE, 8 Bände / Abtheilungen in 2 Leinenbänden der Zeit, mit Prägung und rundum marmorierten Schnitt, gr-4°,BAND 1): 1. Band: 1. Abtheilung Meteorologie oder Klimatographie 13 Tafeln oder Karten / 1. Band: 2. Abtheilung Hydrologie oder Hydrographie 16 Tafeln oder Karten / 1. Band: 3. Abtheilung Geologie 15 Tafeln oder Karten / 1. Band: 4. Abtheilung Tellurischer Magnetismus 13 Tafeln oder Karten / 1. Band:5. Abtheilung Botanische Geographie 13 Tafeln oder Karten// BAND 2): 2. Band; 6. Abtheilung Zoologische Geographie 12 Tafeln oder Karten / 2. Band: 7. Abtheilung Anthropographie 4 Tafeln oder Karten / 2. Band: 8. Abtheilung Ethnographie 19 Tafeln oder Karten SOMIT: 1. Band: Titelblatt, 13, 16, 15, 5, 6 Tafeln oder Karten und 134 Textseiten und 1 Blatt, sowie 2. Band: 6, 4, 19 Tafeln oder Karten und 233 Textseiten, KOMPLETTES EXEMPLAR, Karten koloriert, Textteil teils gebräunt, insg. jedoch nahezu perfektes Exemplar//\\ FIRST EDITION, 8 VOLS. IN 2 CONTEMPORARY CLOTH BINDING, LARGE 4°, MARBLED EDGES, : 1ST VOLUME: TITLE PAGE, 13, 16, 15, 5, 6 PLATES OR MAPS AND 134 PAGES OF TEXT AND 1 SHEET, AND 2ND VOLUME: 6, 4, 19 PLATES OR MAPS AND 233 TEXT PAGES, HAND-COLOURED, COMPLETE COPY, TEXT SOME PAGES BROWNED, ALMOST PERFECT Der Physikalische Atlas von Heinrich Berghaus (1797-1884) erschien in Lieferungen von 1838-1848. Die früheste Datierung einer Einzelkarte ist aus dem Jahr 1837. Heinrich Berghaus stand im regen Austausch mit Alexander von Humboldt als ab 1845 der Kosmos erschien galt dieser Atlas bald als der maßgebliche Kartenteil davon. vgl. Sabin 4856; Poggendorff I, 117 The Physical Atlas of Heinrich Berghaus (1797-1884) was published in parts from 1838-1848. The first volume was completed in 1845, the second volume in 1848. The earliest dating of a map is from 1837. Heinrich Berghaus had a lively exchange with Alexander von Humboldt. This atlas was also soon regarded as the authoritative to the book: Kosmos. de 4128 Buch [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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