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        LAP-PA-WIN-SOE. / A DELAWARE CHIEF. from History of the Indian Tribes of North America. (First edition)

      Philadelphia: [F.W. Greenough.] 1838 - Original coloured lithograph. 19 x 12.75 inch sheet size. Slight time stainingLower center: LAP-PA-WIN-SOE. / A DELAWARE CHIEF. BEFORE the later publishing inscriptions: [BY F. W. GREENOUGH, PHILAD.A / Drawn Printed & Coloured at I. T. Bowen's Lithographic Establishment No. 94 Walnut St: / Entered according to act of Congress in the Year 1838 by F. W. Greenough, in the Clerks Office of the District Court of the Eastern District of Penn.a ]Alfred M. Hoffy (American, 1790-1860), After Charles Bird King (American, 1785-1862), Printer John T. Bowen Lithography, Philadelphia (American, about 1834-1844), Publisher Frederick W. Greenough (American, active in Philadelphia)

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        Blake's Illustrations of Dante. Plate 4: "Circle of Thieves. Agnolo Brunelleschi Attacked by a six-footed serpent".

      - London: 1838 or ca. 1892. Large folio, fine, clear uniform impression on India paper, mounted on wove paper. Incomplete at the time of his death, Blake's illustrations for the Divine Comedy, commissioned by John Linnell, are some of his finest and most affecting inventions. From 102 illustrations, ranging from pencil sketches to finished watercolours, Blake made seven engravings, also left incomplete. This is the first or second impression of the plate; the two are indistinguishable. Bentley, Blake Books, 448D. Bindman, Complete Graphic Works of Blake, 647?653. Essick, "The Printings of William Blake's Dante Engravings," Blake: An Illustrated Quarterly, Fall 1990.

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

      London: Richard Bentley,, 1838. 3 volumes, octavo (196 × 116 mm). Late 19th century half calf, richly gilt spines, pale brown and dark brown morocco twin labels, marbled sides, top edges gilt, marbled endpapers. 24 etched plates by George Cruikshank including the "Fireside" plate (facing p. 313 in vol. III). Stain on front cover of volume III, plates quite heavily browned, old repairs to marginal tears at I8 in volume I, B12 and C12 in volume III; with the half-titles to volumes I and II (not called-for in volume III), without the preliminary advertisement leaf in volume III. A good tall set in an attractive binding. First edition, first issue, with the "Boz" title pages and the "Fireside" plate. Bentley rushed out Oliver Twist 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. Cruikshank's illustrations are among the most iconic in all of British book illustration, described by Gordon Ray as "simply incomparable" (The Illustrator and the Book in England from 1790 to 1914, 116).

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        L'Emipre Japonais. Pays, peuple, histoire.Geneve, Atsume Gusa, 1881. With 20 plates (12 chromolithographs, 2 lithographs, 6 photogravures), 5 folding maps (chromolithographs) and numerous woodengravings in text. Original printed paper wrappers, in green cloth slipcase.

      Cordier, Japonica, col. 685; Wenckstern I, 7. Second edition, in the original French, of a history of Japan by the Russian geographer Léon Metchnikoff (1838-1888). Metchnikoff lived in Japan for a few years, where he set up a Russian language school. This work is divided into three parts: the land, the people and the history, covering almost every aspect of the Japanese culture, including religion, architecture and way of dress, but also other aspects like geography and fauna. One of Metchnikoff's main contributions is to consider the Meiji period as a revolution, and not as a mere restoration period. The plates show portraits, costumes, temples and more.Untrimmed and mostly unopened, in very good condition. Paper wrappers discoloured, green slipcase in good condition.

      [Bookseller: ASHER Rare Books (Since 1830)]
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        AUTOGRAPH LETTER, SIGNED, FROM JOSEPH THING ON THE OREGON COAST, TO BOSTON MERCHANTS WILLIAM TUCKER & SON, RELATING HIS PLANS TO RETURN EAST].

      At the Mouth of the Columbia River. February 12, 1838. - [1]p. autograph letter, signed, on a 10 x 8 inch sheet. Docketed in manuscript on the verso. One-inch tear in left edge, with loss of paper but no loss of text. Two other closed tears, not affecting text. Very good and easily legible. An early letter from the Oregon coast, written by a pioneer who travelled there with Nathaniel Wyeth in 1834. Joseph Thing was second in command on Wyeth's 1834 expedition, and apparently spent much more time in the Columbia River region than many of his cohorts, Wyeth included. By early 1838 Thing had secured passage East on the Hudson's Bay Company ship, Nereide, but his return was delayed when the ship's captain, David Home, and four others were drowned in the Columbia River. Thing writes: "This is mearly to let you know that I am detained here mutch longer than it was intended by the agent of the H.B. Co. or my wishes in consequence of the death of Capt. Home who commanded this ship and was drown on the 26 of last month with four of his men by capsizing the ships long boat in a squall in crossing the river. This has been a tardy trip one delay after an other it seems as if we shall never git clear of this port. I am quite out of patients & all most made up my mind to turn back a crost the Mountains." Thing goes on to write that he expects to depart by sea on another ship as soon as they have a "fair wind," and that he is sending this letter to Boston by express across Canada. An early letter from the Oregon coast, written by a notable pioneer.

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        [AUTOGRAPH LETTER, SIGNED, FROM JOSEPH THING ON THE OREGON COAST, TO BOSTON MERCHANTS WILLIAM TUCKER & SON, RELATING HIS PLANS TO RETURN EAST]

      At the Mouth of the Columbia River, 1838. One-inch tear in left edge, with loss of paper but no loss of text. Two other closed tears, not affecting text. Very good and easily legible. An early letter from the Oregon coast, written by a pioneer who travelled there with Nathaniel Wyeth in 1834. Joseph Thing was second in command on Wyeth's 1834 expedition, and apparently spent much more time in the Columbia River region than many of his cohorts, Wyeth included. By early 1838, Thing had secured passage eastward on the Hudson's Bay Company ship, Nereide, but his return was delayed when the ship's captain, David Home, and four others were drowned in the Columbia River. Thing writes: "This is mearly to let you know that I am detained here mutch longer than it was intended by the agent of the H.B. Co. or my wishes in consequence of the death of Capt. Home who commanded this ship and was drown on the 26 of last month with four of his men by capsizing the ships long boat in a squall in crossing the river. This has been a tardy trip one delay after an other it seems as if we shall never git clear of this port. I am quite out of patients & all most made up my mind to turn back a crost the Mountains." Thing goes on to write that he expects to depart by sea on another ship as soon as they have a "fair wind," and that he is sending this letter to Boston by express across Canada.

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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. A BEAUTIFULLY ILLUSTRATED EARLY RESOURCE 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. Images displayed may not always be the exact photo of the copy in stock for sale at any given time. If you want to see the exact image of the book or edition in stock today, please request this by email. . Photos of most of our books are posted to our .

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        Paul et Virginie et la chaumière indienne.

      Paris - L. Curmer, 25 Rue sainte-anne 1838 - Exempl. in einem guten Gesamtzust., geringe Mängel und Gebrauchsspuren möglich.Einband etwas berieben und an Ecken und Kanten etwas bestoßen. Vorderer Buchdeckel etwas beschädigt. Leichte Kratzer im vergoldetem Schnitt. Innen Seiten etwas fleckig. Altersgemäß sehr schön erhaltenes Exemplar. 458 S. Französisch 1780g Lex .8° - Lexikonformat (entspricht 25 - 30 cm) Halbledereinband

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        Sketches of Young Ladies. By "Quiz" with six Illustrations by "Phiz". + Sketches of Young Gentlemen. Dedicated to the Young Ladies. With six Illustrations by "Phiz". Fifth edition. + Sketches of Young Couples. With six Illustrations by "Phiz".

      Loindon, Chapman and Hall, (1838-40). 12mo. VIII, 80 pp. & 6 plates + VIII, 76, (4=advertisement) & 6 plates + 92, (4=advertisement) pp. & 6 plates. Three titles in a beautiful contemporary binding by Zaehnsdorf (signed). Full morocco with five raised bands, green and black title labels, exquisite gold decorated spine and inner dentelles. Upper edge in gilt, front and lower uncut. The rare wrappers are preserved. Binding showing some wear to spine and joints, the boards with slight shelf wear. A very nice copy.. Please notify us if more pictures are needed. Eckel p. 104 & 106

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        Ordenanza y reglamento de Indias del Cuerpo de Artillería para sus diferentes ramos de tropa, cuenta y razón y fábricas

      Mexico: Oficina de J. M. F. de Lara, 1838. First Edition. Hardcover Hardcover. Very Good. Two volumes. [1]-433, [blank], [v], [5 blanks], [i], [blank], 1-238 (sic, 326), [iii], [blank]. Both volumes with separate title pages. A Mexican edition of Ordenanza dividida en catorce reglamentos que S.M. manda observar en el Real Cuerpo de Artillería para sus diferentes ramos de tropa, cuenta y razon y fabricas (Madrid 1802) and Reglamientos primero y segundo del real cuerpo de artilleria para los dominos de Indias y Canarias (Madrid 1808). This second work has a separate half-title, on page 65 of volume II. A rather curious and, one suspects, hurriedly published code of regulations for the artillery units of the Mexican Army. This book was issued just after Texas won its fight for Independence, with the rather rag-tag army under Sam Houston defeating Mexican general Antonio Lopez de Santa Anna at the Battle of San Jacinto. These regulations were still in force when the Mexican American War broke out a dozen years later, in 1848. This collection adds a chapter XIV on military courts, which was not in the original Spanish edition, but was adopted soon after its publication. There are also periodic additions and subtractions of subsections. Reading the regulations, for the Mexican officers it was intended for, must have been rather odd, as the text frequently defers to the King of Spain, who hadn't ruled over Mexico for more than a decade; it also offers regulations for saltpeter mines in Zaragoza, Spain, and for soldiers serving in Cuba, the Canary Islands, and the Philippines. Given how much of the text was clearly no applicable to the Mexican military of the Mexican-American War era, one wonders how officers knew which regs to follow at all. First edition. An attractive copy in period tree calf. Some foxing and browning to a few pages, but generally very nice. With the blindstamp of Romualdo B. Sanchez, a Mexican officer of the late 19th century.

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        Oeuvres:) Du Pape. 2 volumi - Considérations sur la France. -Principe générateur de Constitutions Politiques. - Les Soirées de St.Petersbourg. -

      Examen de la Philosophie de Bacon. - De l'Eglise Gallicane. - Les Délais de la Justice Divine. - Lettres sur l'Inquisition Espagnole. - LYON, Pélagaud, 1830 a 1838, - 9 volumi in-8, bella legatura coeva piena pelle marbrée, dorsi ornati e con titoli oro, tagli mamorizzati. In edizione originale l'Examen de la Philosophie de Bacon. Importante raccolta postuma che permette una visione d'insieme della teorizzazione del pensiero controrivoluzionario del De Maistre, celebre scrittore e filosofo savoiardo (1745-1821). Come afferma nella sua opera Del Papa, edita per la prima volta nel 1819, solo la Chiesa cattolica e la figura papale sono in grado di poter garantire l'ordine sociale. Per le sue riflessioni è considerato il massimo teorico del pensiero politico e filosofico della Restaurazione. Ottimo esemplare. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Libreria Antiquaria Pregliasco]
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        The Life and Adventures of Nicholas Nickleby (20 Parts in 19)

      Chapman & Hall, London (April 1838 - October 1839) - First edition in the original monthly parts; 20 parts in 19; green printed wrappers. ALL wrappers are correct; All ads and slips are present, except for the Tyas "Heads of the People" ad in part VIII. First edition, first issue of the text, with part IV having the misprint "visiter" for "sister" on page 123, line 17 and with part V having the misprint "latter" for "letter" on page 160, line 6 up. Plate 29, in part XV is the fourth plate. Octavo, [i-vii]viii-x[xi]xii-xiv[xv]xvi, [1]2-624. The Advertiser in part XVI is partly unopened. Plates in parts VI, VII and XVI are browned at edges, all other plates are very good to fine. Neat owner name on margin of parts VI, XI and XIX/XX; spines are expertly renewed on several parts, wrappers are clean and bright, without repair. The quite scarce Hill's Seal Wafers ad, has one seal. Overall, an outstanding set, lacking just one (scarce) ad, and with a pedigree - it is from the (Thomas) Hatton & Cleaver collection. Armorial bookplate. Housed in a handsome solander pull-off top slipcase, with chemise. Hatton & Cleaver, pp. 129-160. [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

      [Bookseller: Charles Parkhurst Rare Books, Inc. ABAA]
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        Kreuzlingen, Stiftskirche mit Seminar von Westen, Originaltitel:Das Kloster Kreuzlingen,

      Frauenfeld Neujahrsblatt 1838 - Aquatinta, 15.1x21cm, vollrandig, (Ref. E.Müller, Das Thurgau .Nr.527),

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        Cross's New Plan of London. 1838.

      London Published by J. Cross 18 Holborn Hill Opposite Furnivals Inn Jan. 17th 1838 - Large engraved plan, dissected and mount on linen, folding into original green cloth slipcase, with the publisher's label pasted on. Corners bumped and worn. Dimensions: 630 × 1000mm (24.75 × 39.5 inches). Originally published in 1828, Cross's popular plan of London ran to numerous editions - the last published in 1864. This elegantly engraved plan, is in fine original hand-colour, and is state ?, dated 1838. It shows the boundaries of The City of London, Southwark and Westminster. The upper right corner has a table listing all the London parishes, these correspond to coloured Roman numerals on the plan. An interesting and detailed glimpse of the capital during the reign of King William IV. Map extent is from Regents Park and Hyde Park in the west to Camberwell and Greenwich Park in the south east to Islington in the north. Howgego 317 state ?. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        The Spirit of the East, Illustrated in a Journal of Travels through Roumeli during an Eventful Period.

      1838 1838 - 2 vols. London: Henry Colburn 1838. With 1 plate showing plan of an Ancient and an Eastern Room. XXXI + 456; VII + 443 + [2] pp. Uncut in contemporary worn boards with worn paperlabels on spines, headband / upper spine partly missing on volume 2. Large book plate mostly removed from inner frontboard, internally clean. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Oliver Twist.

      London: Richard Bentley, 1838. First edition, with "By Boz" to each title page and the "Rose Maylie" plate present. Octavo, three volumes, bound in full brown calf, gilt titles and tooling to the spine, triple ruled gilt to the front and rear panels, marbled endpapers, inner dentelles, top edge gilt. In near fine condition with light rubbing. "Dickens turned in Oliver Twist to the novel of crime and terror Some characters are drawn with humorous realism, but for the most part humor is dimmed by gloomy memories of the author’s own neglected childhood and sensational scenes are shrouded in an atmosphere genuinely eerie and sinister That Dickens shared with his contemporaries the conviction that the novel should be an instrument of social reform is evident in Oliver Twist" (Baugh).

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        Critick [Critique] of Pure Reason. Translated from the original of... [by Francis Haywood]

      London: William Pickering, 1838. First edition in English, 8vo, (iii)-xxxvi, 655, (1) pp, bound without the half title. Title, 5 preliminary leaves and the final leaf neatly laid down using tissue paper, some very minor loss to extremities, contemporary inscription, partially crossed out, to title, some occasional spotting. Modern green quarter calf, marbled endpapers. "The influence of Kant is paramount in the critical method of modern philosophy. No other thinker has been able to hold with such firmness the balance between speculative and empirical ideas..." (Printing and the Mind of Man 226). Originally published in 1781.

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        SPEECH OF MR. BENTON, OF MISSOURI, ON THE BILL TO SEPARATE THE GOVERNMENT FROM THE BANKS

      Nashville, 1838. Dbd. Benton's signature on titlepage. Light scattered foxing. Very good plus. A speech given by Senator Thomas Benton of Missouri, to the United States Senate regarding the separation of the government from the National Bank. The divorce of government from the banks was an issue which Benton was a staunch supporter of, and which created much discord between the political parties. Andrew Jackson, president and ally of Benton during this campaign, had canceled the bank's charter in 1834, to the chagrin of Senate Republicans. Benton was an advocate for dealing in "hard money," gold coin or bullion, as opposed to paper money, which he believed favored the elite and put farmers and merchants at a disadvantage. These views earned him the nickname, "Old Bullion." Benton is also known for his push to settle the west as sole United States territory and was instrumental in the Oregon Treaty of 1846. AMERICAN IMPRINTS 49162. ALLEN 1452.

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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. Housed in a blue calf book-form folding case, back gilt with red and green morocco lettering panels, unsigned but apparently by Bayntun (joints rubbed). 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. A few marks to cloth, some oxidisation to plates, occasional slight spotting, inner hinges sound, a very good copy in unrestored original cloth. 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.

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        Oliver Twist

      

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        Holländischer Dorfweg mit Holzbrücke. Originale Rötelzeichnung mit teilweiser Lavierung auf getöntem Papier eines holländischen Meisters.

      - 17. Jahrhundert. 1 Blatt. Mit Falzen auf Trägerkarton montiert, 20,8 x 23,8 cm. (Knickspuren im oberen Bereich des Bildes, wenig braunfleckig, verso mit kleinen Stempeln). Eine stimmungsvolle, meisterlich ausgeführte Dorfansicht. - Laut Katalogeintrag eines renommierten Berliner Buch- und Kunstauktionshauses stammt diese Zeichnung aus der Sammlung des Dr. Hugo Toman (1838 - Prag - 1898). Verso finden sich zwei kleine Stempel "Jan Weger". Herr Holm Bevers, Hauptkustos für niederländische und englische Kunst, Kupferstichkabinett der staatlichen Museen zu Berlin, Preußischer Kulturbesitz (SMPK) hat die Zeichnung für das Auktionshaus begutachtet. Auf einem auf den Trägerkarton montierten Schildchen und auf der Rückseite der Zeichnung finden sich Zuschreibungen von alter Hand "Jan Bapt. Weenix (Amsterdam 1621 - 1660)". Jan Baptist Weenix (Vornamen auch Giovanni Battista; Nachnamen auch Weenincks, Weenincx, Weeninx) (geb. 1621 in Amsterdam; gest. um 1660 in Huis ter Mey, heute Haarzuilens bei Utrecht) war ein niederländischer Maler des Goldenen Zeitalters. (wikipedia). - Thieme-Becker XXXV, Seite 246 f. (für Weenix). 100 Gramm. [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        Delineations Of St Andrews .

      St Andrews: Cupar / R. Tullis 1838 - The last chapter covers the Company of Golfers (founded 1754) and the famous course at St Andrews, also the construction of golf balls, for which St Andrews was a pioneering centre. The first edition was published in 1807 by Peter Hill of Edinburgh. Third edition, revised. Small 8vo. xii + pp264 + [4] 3 plates. Rebound in brown boards with gilt title to spine and new endpapers. Some early restoration work to a couple of pages, but generally a very good copy.

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        Universal Signals Simply and Intelligibly Displayed; in Symbols of Black and White ... with Geographical Notes of Reference, as connected with Ships, Colonies and Commerce

      London: Thomas Curson Hansard, 1838. Partial proof. Folding frontispiece and plate illustrating signals and numerical correspondence. 8vo. Contemporary blue pebble-grain cloth with a 12 line sample of Ekin's hand laid down on the upper board, book plates to front paste down and verso of folding plate, inner hinges a little weak, some minor marginal damp staining. Partial proof. Folding frontispiece and plate illustrating signals and numerical correspondence. 8vo. NOT PUBLISHED: SIR WILLIAM PARKER'S COPY. OCLC locates just a single copy of this work at the NMM. This must have been a duplicate as it bears not just the NMM's bookplate but accession and deaccession stamps to the front pastedown and front free endpaper. In fact, it is about ten pages shorter than the copy retained by the NMM. The presentation inscription gives some clue: "A Specimen of [Universal Signals] for Sir William Parker Bart G.C.B. &c, &c. No. One. To be read first." What we have here is an early proof, printed in part for Parker's consideration and comments. Ekins has printed the vocabulary for just ten letters here. Parker was a Royal Navy officer who served in the battle known as The Glorious First of June. His career culminated in his brief promotion to First Naval Lord in Russell's ministry and so could comment on Ekins system with some authority. The folding frontispiece plate receives the brunt of Parker's attention. He has crossed out the information at the head of the chart with the simple comment "unnecessary". Perhaps more alarming is his note at the foot of it, "The numbers have no Arithmetical character", which must mark a low point for any numeral. Parker has made other deteletions, corrections and suggestions in the book. This work is likely a development of the system provided in Ekin's previous work, Naval and universal signals, in symbols of black and white ... (London, 1837). Ekins's system used signals to create a locus of 600 possibilities, each of which would change according to one of ten pendants. The lexicon of numbered meanings is appended to the explanatory text. The bulk of the work is comprised of the vocabulary, demonstrating the ever expanding scale of the British Empire. Clearly designed to cope with the influx of new names as a result of the expansion of the British Empire, in addition to standard sailing terms, it includes Botany Bay (illustrated on the plate), Port Adelaide, Simpson's Island, on the equator "the natives are savages", Berbice, Bencoolen, Bay of Plenty (New Zealand), Chebuctoo Harbour (Nova Scotia) etc, etc. Further, there are many notes, often extracts from printed sources, giving additional detail specific to each place. Among the most extensive are the notes on Adelaide and its port. Ekins quotes from private letters from the early settlers Thomas Gilbert and John Barton Hack. Finally, under the letter "q", is a long list of questions demonstrating many of the immediate concerns of the English navy: "Can you supply me with any provisions?", "Is the colony you have just left healthy?", "What news of the Russians?", "Are [the settlers] molested by the natives?", "Does the colonial press flourish?" There is a separate section of questions specifically for whalers. Extremely scarce, the final work was never published.

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        [drop-title] El Gefe Provisorio de Guatemala a los habitantes del estado y de toda la republica. Encargado del Gobierno de este Estado, mientras se reune el Cuerpo constituyente que debe decidir de su surete, no debo guardar siliencio en unas circunstancias en que los suscesos de la Republica, que pueden sernos trascendentales, llaman la atencion de los pueblos, cuyo bien estar es el primer deber de la autoridad publica.

      Beginning in 1838 The Federal Republic of Central America was torn apart by civil wars pitting Liberals against Conservatives and the desires of the various states against the central government, with constitutional issues at the heart of the controversy. The Liberals installed Gen. Carlos Salazar in January, 1839, as provisional president of Guatemala replacing Conservative Mariano Rivera Paz. This was during a brief period of peace between the two factions. Here in a decree dated 20 March 1839 Salazar offers to act as mediator for any effort at a lasting peace. No copy traced via WorldCat, COPAC, CCILA, or METABASE; there is no OPAC at the Biblioteca Nacional de Guatemala to be searched.

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        Annales de la société séricicole, fondée en 1837, pour l'amélioration et la propagation de l'industrie de la soie en France. 1837 - 1851

      - Paris Imprimerie de Madame Huzard 1838 - 1851. 14 premières années reliées en 11 volumes demi-basane bleue de l'époque, dos lisses ornés de filets dorés et fleurons estampés à froid. Planches, certaines en chromolithographie couleur et dépliantes. Bulletin bibliographique en fin de chaque année. Bel ensemble, bien relié ne présentant que d'infimes défauts (un coin émoussé, quelques petits frottements sans aucune gravité). Intérieurs sans rousseurs, papier très blanc. Bien complet de tout ce qui est paru du numéro 1 (année 1837) à l'année 1850 incluse. Ensemble du plus grand intérêt pour l'étude des magnaneries, du vers à soie et de l'industrie de la soie au XIX° siècle qui fût florisante jusque dans les années 1860, maintenant devenue quasi inexistante. La Société SERICICOLE a été fondée en 1837 sous la présidence du Vicomte HERICART de THURY. Très rare. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Pathological Anatomy. Illustrations of the Elementary Forms of Diseases

      Longman, Orme, Brown, Green and Longman for the author, London 1838 - Folio (362 x 268 mm). 109 unnumbered leaves, 48 fine hand-colored lithographed plates after Carswell, protected by tissue guards. Contemporary half calf over marbled boards, spine with black label lettered in gilt (boards and extremities rubbed, boards somewhat bent outward, upper joint split at head of spine, spine ends and label chipped), marbled endpapers. Some light browning and occasional, mainly marginal, spotting to text and plates. Provenance: Royal College of Physicians of Ireland (ink stamp on title verso). A good unstained copy. ---- Eimas, Heirs of Hippocrates 1501; Norman 408; Osler 2250; Garrison-Morton 2291; Goldschmid 156; Wellcome II, p.306. - FIRST EDITION IN BOOK FORM. Carswell's atlas, which he illustrated himself, is one of the most beautiful atlases of pathology. The work was originally issued in 12 fascicules between January 1833 and January 1838, and it was then issued in book form, in an edition which probably did not exceed 300 copies. The work's importance was swiftly recognized, and it remained esteemed throughout the century, as J. F. Payne's opinion of 1886 demonstrates: "These illustrations have, for artistic merit and for fidelity, never been surpassed, while the matter represents the highest point which the science of morbid anatomy had reached before the introduction of the microscope" (DNB). Sir William Osler, who began his career as a pathologist, notes: "Carswell. studied morbid anatomy in Paris under Louis. He was commissioned by University College, London, to prepare a collection of pathological drawings, and in about three years (1828-31) he completed a series of 2,000 water-colour drawings of diseased structures, which is still preserved at the College, where he was appointed professor of anatomy. The plates for his great work on pathological anatomy were furnished from his own drawings and put upon the stone by himself. These illustrations have, for artistic merit and for fidelity, never been surpassed, while the matter represents the highest point which the science of morbid anatomy had reached before the introduction of the microscope" (Osler, Bibliotheca Osleriana, 2250). Rivaled for beauty and accuracy only by Cruveilhier's Anatomie pathologique du corps humain, this work "is rightly regarded as one of the finest pathological atlases ever produced." (Eimas, Heirs of Hippocrates 1501). "The beautiful hand-colored lithographed plates . include good representations of post-mortem digestion of the stomach, cirrhosis of the liver, dry gangrene of the toes, endocarditis, and tuberculosis of the lungs and intestine" (Norman); these plates also include "the first illustration (in color) 'of the brain in general paralysis of the insane'" (Hunter and MacAlpine, Three Hundred Years of Psychiatry, 1535-1860, p. 784). [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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

      London: Richard Bentley,, 1838. 3 volumes, octavo. Bound in late nineteenth-century purple half calf, purple cloth sides, green morocco labels to spines lettered gilt, decoration to spines gilt, marbled 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. Bookplate of surgeon Thomas Frederick Isaacson Blaker to front pastedowns partially covered with marbled paper. Some wear to tips, spines and board edges faded, some light foxing to contents; overall a very good set. 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.

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        Tales and Novels in 9 volumes complete [PLUS] Helen, a Tale.

      Helen a Tale: London; Richard Bentley 3rd London edition; Tales and Novels London; Whittaker and Co Simpkin Marshall et al 1848 1838 - Ten volumes, small 8vo [text block 165 x 105mm], ( Helen numbered X and bound uniformly with the nine volume set), contemporary full green morocco signed by White of 24, Pall Mall, London, the boards with gilt roll, star? at corners, the spines with gilt decorated raised bands, the compartments gilt panelled with double fillet, lettered direct in two compartments, the remaining four with gilt centres, corners, dots and stars, all edges gilt, board edges gilt decorated, gilt inner dentelles, marbled endpapers. All volumes have engraved frontispieces and all but Helen have engraved vignette title-pages; round bookplate on all front pastedowns; inscription on front flyleaf volume 1: "To Julia Overing Sturgis, 4th June, 1851, 5th aniversary of our wedding day. R.S." ; receipt tipped in on verso of front free endpaper volume 1: "Miss Edgeworth's novels & Tales.£5-5-0, Lond 1848." Corners bumped, extremities very slightly rubbed, else a handsome set in near fine condition. [Attributes: Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Staniland (Booksellers) P.B.F.A.]
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        Die malerischen und romantischen Donauländer.

      Leipzig, Georg Wigand [1838-40]. Gr.-8°. 480 S., 60 Stahlstiche auf Tafeln, Leinen d.Zt., Rücken berieben, durchgeh. gebräunt, die - auf besserem Papier gedruckten - Tafeln weniger stark bzw. nur an den Rändern. Goedeke XII, 223, 25; Nebehay-Wagner 151, Slg. Mayer 773; Rümann 347. (= Das malerische und romantische Deutschland; 8.). Enthält u. a. Ansichten von Wien, Ulm, Partenkirchen, Ingolstadt, Regensburg, Landshut, München, Passau, Salzburg, Gmunden, Wolfgangsee, Linz, Lambach, Melk, Dürnstein, Klosterneuburg, Baden, Mödling, Gutenstein, Wiener Neustadt, Puchberg, Hainburg. Versand D: 15,00 EUR Österreich, Bayern, Oberösterreich, Salzburg, Niederösterreich, Wien, Landeskunde, Geschichte, Topographie

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        Taschenbuch der Arzneigewächse Deutschlands. Mit 50 illuminierten Kupfertafeln.

      Jena, Schmid, 1838. Erste (1.) Auflage. 50 handkolorierte Kupfertafeln, lose in Kassette. 8° (ca. 18x11,5 cm), moderne braune Ganzlederkassette (21x14,5 cm) mit goldgeprägtem Rückentitel, etwas Rückenvergoldung, beide Deckel mit goldgeprägter Filette gerahmt, Vorderdeckel mit goldgeprägter floraler Vignette, Innenbezug aus Seide. Cat. Lib. Brit. Mus. (N.H.), Vol. I, S. 461; Pritzel 2263. Nicht bei Nissen BBI, Junk Bibl. Bot. und Sammlung Plesch. Es erschien auch ein Textteil, der hier jedoch nicht vorliegt. Die filigran gestochenen Tafeln liegen in frühen, besonders schönen u. kräftigen Abdrucken vor und sind vorzüglich von Hand koloriert. Da sie nie eingebunden waren, sind die Blätter besonders breitrandig. Hervorragender Erhaltungszustand, absolut sauber u. frisch, ohne die kleinste Beschädigung. Wie die meisten anderen Werke Dietrichs ist auch dieses recht selten. Wir konnten über KVK nur eine Handvoll Exemplare in europäischen Bibliotheken nachweisen (kein Exemplar in außereuropäischen Bibliotheken!), im Handel und auf Auktionen konnten wir letztmals vor 12 Jahren ein Exemplar nachweisen. Provenienz: Aus dem Nachlass des Autors. Versand D: 5,00 EUR

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        De Kluchtige Poes en Het Hondje

      Johannes Guijkens [1838], Amsterdam - Oblong 12mo. Original printed laid card laid paper wrappers with hand-colored woodcut illustration on cover. 16 text pp. and 16 one-sided superb hand-colored plates. A scarce and popular early children's book, here provided in near unused condition, a remarkable find with tender spine completely intact with all the lettering untarnished. No blemishes on this book whatsoever. Fine copy. [Attributes: First Edition]

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        Dictionary of the Holy Bible, with the biblical fragments, by the late Charles Taylor.

      London Holdsworth 1838 - Seventh edition. 5 volumes, 4to., engraved frontispiece, one volume of illustrations (V), some off-setting and occasional spotting, superbly bound in contemporary calf gilt, covers with broad gilt borders surrounding a centre panel in blind, spines in six compartments, tan morocco lettering piece to second, black numbering piece to third, others richly gilt, raised bands, marbled endpapers and edges, a most handsome set. Graesse II, 20. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        FIRST FUEL CELL: "On the Gas Voltaic Battery. Experiments Made with a View of Ascertaining the Rationale of Its Action and Its Application to Eudiometry" (Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society of London, Vol. 133 for the Year 1843 Part I & Part II, pp. 91-112)

      Royal Society of London, London 1838 - Faraday makes an early step toward the discovery of the electron. In 1838, he passed an electrical current through a glass tube containing various gases, and noticed a strange "glow discharge" that occurred at both electrodes as he evacuated the tube. The glows extended from both electrodes for some distance as he increased the evacuation, but it never fully met at the middle. Also contains Michael Faraday's "Experimental Researches in Electricity -- Eighteenth Series" (pp. 17-32). Also contains Charles Wheatstone's "The Bakerian Lecture--An account of several new instruments and processes for determining the constants of a voltaic circuit" (pp. 303-327). viii, [1]-336, [2] pp. 4to. Library binding, tan leather spine with gold embossed titling. Interiors clean, ex-library stamp on title page, and occurring sporadically within. Numerous folding plates that illustrate articles. Pages were trimmed slightly when rebound. Crumpling and tears to p. 37/38, does not impact this article. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        WHEATSTONE BRIDGE: "The Bakerian Lecture -- An Account of Several New Instruments and Processes for Determining the Constants of a Voltaic Circuit" (Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society of London, Vol. 133 for the Year 1843 Part I & Part II, pp. 303-327)

      Royal Society of London, London 1838 - Also contains Michael Faraday's "Experimental Researches in Electricity -- Eighteenth Series" (pp. 17-32) Also contains William Robert Grove's "On the Gas Voltaic Battery. Experiments Made with a View of Ascertaining the Rationale of Its Action and Its Application to Eudiometry" (pp. 91-112). viii, [1]-336, [2] pp. 4to. Library binding, tan leather spine with gold embossed titling. Interiors clean, ex-library stamp on title page, and occurring sporadically within. Numerous folding plates that illustrate articles. Pages were trimmed slightly when rebound. Crumpling and tears to p. 37/38, does not impact this article. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        FIRST FUEL CELL: "On the Gas Voltaic Battery. Experiments Made with a View of Ascertaining the Rationale of Its Action and Its Application to Eudiometry" (Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society of London, Vol. 133 for the Year 1843 Part I & Part II, pp. 91-112)

      London: Royal Society of London, 1838. First Edition. Hardcover. Very Good. Faraday makes an early step toward the discovery of the electron. In 1838, he passed an electrical current through a glass tube containing various gases, and noticed a strange "glow discharge" that occurred at both electrodes as he evacuated the tube. The glows extended from both electrodes for some distance as he increased the evacuation, but it never fully met at the middle. Also contains Michael Faraday's "Experimental Researches in Electricity -- Eighteenth Series" (pp. 17-32). Also contains Charles Wheatstone's "The Bakerian Lecture--An account of several new instruments and processes for determining the constants of a voltaic circuit" (pp. 303-327). viii, [1]-336, [2] pp. 4to. Library binding, tan leather spine with gold embossed titling. Interiors clean, ex-library stamp on title page, and occurring sporadically within. Numerous folding plates that illustrate articles. Pages were trimmed slightly when rebound. Crumpling and tears to p. 37/38, does not impact this article.

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        Oliver Twist by Charles Dickens Author of "The Pickwick Papers" Second Edition in Three Volumes London Richard Bentley, New Burlington Street 1838

      London: Richard Bentley, 1838. Condition: 6 . Binding: Contemporary Full Printed Board Octavo 8vo Height: 20,5 CM Width: 13 CM Thickness: 8 CM

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        Sporting Novels] Jorrocks Jaunts and Jollities * Hawbuck Grange * Mr. Sponge's Sporting Tour * Handley Cross * Ask Mamma * Plain or Ringlets * Hillingdon Hall

      Walter Spiers. Longman, Nimmo, Bradbury and Evans 1838 - 7 volumes bound uniformly in half black leather over green cloth - apparently all rebacked uniformly from an earlier rebinding with the earlier spines laid down - 5 raised bands, gilt compartments, etc. Housed in a cloth box, the interior done in marbled paper. Modest wear at edges of volumes, occasional scuffs, a few spine strips chipped from the earlier rebinding ("Ask Mamma" is the only volume with significant damage in this regard - the top panel on the spine is largely missing). Generally quite attractive.Comprises:Jorrocks's Jaunts: First edition in book form with 12 engravings by Browne plus portraits. Original cloth cover and spine bound in at rear.Hawbuck Grange: First edition in book form. 8 engravings by Browne. Original cloth cover and spine bound in at rear.Mr. Sponge's Sporting Tour: 13 color plates and 84 engravings by Leech. Bound from the original parts with original wrappers and ads bound in at rear. Ownership marks to wrapper coversHandley Cross: 17 color plates, 84 engravings by Leech. Second issue of the first edition. Original covers and spine bound in at rear."Ask Mamma": 13 color plates and 69 engravings by Leech. Bound from the original parts with the wrappers and ads bound in at rear. First issue (Ask Mamma in outline letters on Part I wrappers) Ownership marks to wrapper covers.Plain or Ringlets: 13 color plates and 44 engravings by Leech. Bound from the original parts with the wrappers bound in at rear. With engraved, colored, title.Hillingdon Hall: 12 hand colored illustrations by Wildrake - Heath - Jellicoe. First illustrated edition. Original covers, spine, and ads bound in. Size: Octavo (8vo). Text is clean and unmarked. Illustrator: John Leech, H.K. Browne etc. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: Over 3 kilos. Category: Fiction; Inventory No: 036545. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Eigenh. Brief mit U.

      O. O., 13. VII. 1838. - 2 SS. 4to. auf gefalt. Doppelblatt. In französischer Sprache an einen namentlich nicht genannten Adressaten. "[ ] on ne peut contester qu'il n'y ait la une haute et droite intelligence qui invente et suivit admirablent les idées un point ou elles unissent la théorie et la pratique. Cet a dire un Esprit organisateur [ ]".

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        Traité pratique des maladies vénériennes ou recherches critiques et expérimentales sur l'inoculation appliquée à l'étude de ces maladies, suivies d'un résumé thérapeutique et d'un formulaire spécial

      1838 - (4) et 808 pages Paris, Just Rouvier et E. Le Bouvier, 1838, in-8, (4) et 808 pages, demi-veau bleu nuit de l'époque, dos lisse orné de d'arabesques dorées, Première édition. On doit à Philippe Ricord l'établissement des lois de la transmission de la syphilis. Avec Hunter, il fut l'une des plus grandes autorités en la matière. Élégant exemplaire conservé dans une reliure de l'époque dont le dos est orné d'un motif gravé représentant des volutes. On joint : De Welz (Robert), Deux réponses à deux lettres de M. le Docteur Ricord sur la syphilis (Würzbourg, Paul Halm, 1850, in-8 de 22 pages) [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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