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        Cruchley's Environs of London Extending Thirty Miles from the Metropolis.

      London: G.F. Cruchley 1838 - Map dimensions 88.5 x 91 cm, overall 92 x 95 cm. Large folding map extending from Ware down to Edenbridge and Chelmsford across to Windsor, original colour in outline marking out the county boundaries, the principal roads plus the three and twelve radii from the General Post Office, the parks and forests also coloured, dissected into 35 sections and mounted on linen, the edges trimmed with green cloth, folds into the original dark green cloth slipcase with the publisher's printed title label to the upper board. Light wear to the case, a little loss to the edges of s a few sections, very good overall. Cf. Howgego, 299 for other editions, this example not listed.

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        A New Dictionary of the English Language

      William Pickering, London 1838 - Two volumes, complete Thick small folio. three-quarter black morocco over marbled boards, spine lettered in gilt, marbled endpapers. Richardson was born at Tulse Hill [England] in July 1775 and started a legal career, but left it early for scholarly and literary pursuits. He kept a school on Clapham Common, and among his pupils there were Charles James Mathews, who assisted Richardson as a copyist, John Mitchell Kemble, and John Maddison Morton, the dramatist.Richardson gave up his school after 1827, and then lived at Lower Tulse Hill, Norwood. Before 1859 he moved to 23 Torrington Square in London. In 1853 a pension of £75 a year was granted to him from the civil list. He died at Feltham on Friday, 6 Oct. 1865, and was buried in his mother's grave at Clapham. A bust of Horne Tooke at University College, London, by Francis Leggatt Chantrey, was bequeathed by him.Richardson was a philologist of the school of John Horne Tooke. In 1815 he published Illustrations to English Philology, consisting of a critical examination of Samuel Johnson's A Dictionary of the English Language and a reply to Dugald Stewart's criticism of Horne Tooke's Diversions of Purley. The book was reissued in 1826.In 1818 the opening portions of an English lexicon, by Richardson, appeared in the Encyclop¾dia Metropolitana In 1834 he issued the prospectus of a New English Dictionary, and the work itself was published by Pickering in parts between January 1835 and the spring of 1837. The dictionary is a republication of the lexicon, with improvements and additions. Richardson's principle was to rely on etymology. He was severely criticised by Noah Webster in his Mistakes and Corrections (1837), especially for his ignorance of oriental languages. "Tooke's principle", wrote Webster, "that a word has one meaning, and one only, and that from this all usages must spring, is substantially correct; but he has, in most cases, failed to find that meaning, and you [Richardson] have rarely or never advanced a step beyond him". In quotations from authors the dictionary was far more copious than any previous work of its class in English. Despite many technical failings the work was commended by the Quarterly Magazine and the Gentleman's Magazine. An abridged edition, without the quotations, appeared in 1839, with a new preface, but uncorrected.He also published a book on the study of language, an explanation of Tooke's Diversions of Purley (1854). He contributed papers to the Gentleman's Magazine, and wrote essays on 'English Grammar and English Grammarians,' and on 'Fancy and Imagination.' -wikipedia. A little rubbing to edges, front cover of volume I very weak, minimal foxing to preliminary and terminal leaves Second printing, same format the first edition. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Maria Immaculata.

      . Schwarze Kreide, Pinsel in Braun und Goldbronze auf braunem Karton, verso wohl von fremder Hand bezeichnet "Ph Veit del" sowie Sammlungsnummer "No 295". 27,3:21,4 cm. Provenienz: Sammlung Franz Brentano, Philosoph (1838-1917), Neffe des Dichters Clemens Brentano; Margarete Brentano; Alexander Brentano von Weyhe, Buenos Aires.. "Trotz Gestus der erhobenen Arme der Maria besteht kein unmittelbarer Zusammenhang mit Veits "Immaculata" für die Redemptoristenkirche in Lüttich (1838-55). Vielmehr gehört die Zeichnung in die Mainzer Jahre Philipp Veits (nach 1853), wofür die Gesichtsbildung und der Schnitt der Augen sprechen. Ich würde sie in die Zeit um 1860/65 datieren. Die Zeichnung ist aber auch nicht Veits Altargemälde einer über Mainz schwebenden Maria mit Kind für St. Stephan zuzuordnen (1860). Es dürfte sich daher um eine autonome Zeichnung handeln, wie sie der Maler mitunter für Sammler angefertigt hat. Dies würde auch die etwas formelhafte Ikonographie erklären. Mit der späten Datierung kommt man den Lebensdaten Franz Brentanos näher, für den die Zeichnung vielleicht persönlich angefertigt wurde." (Mitteilung von Dr. Norbert Suhr, Mainz, an den Vorbesitzer. Brief vom 25.11.2002).

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        La peau de chagrin Balzac illustré. Études sociales

      H. Delloye et Victor Lecou, Paris 1838 - gr.8°, HLdr. Sehr schöne Ausgabe mit hellbraunen Lederrücken, 4 unechten Bünden, reichlich goldener Verzierung und Beschriftung. Lederecken. Lesebändchen. Grünschnitt. Leicht stockfleckig. Auf der Rückseite oben auf 4 cm. der Deckel ganz leicht schattenrandig (siehe Photo). Gute und schöne Ausgabe 402 S. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Cruchley's New Plan on London Improved Including The East and West India Docks

      London: G. F. Cruchley, 1838. unbound. Map. Engraving with hand-coloring. Image measures 18.5 x 38". Comes with 42 page street index and original slipcase. This early pocket map of London shows the city as laid out around the Thames River, which snakes along the lower half of the map. The city and its surrounding boroughs extend out from the river's shores, with fine engraving of streets and buildings offering detailed insight into the city's development during the mid-18th century. This particular edition includes the East and West India Docks and the Isle of Dogs. Exceptionally detailed, it notes individual streets, parks, important buildings, bridges, and transportation lines. Unlike other editions of this map published by Cruchley, where a street index surrounds the map proper, this map includes a separate 42 page booklet containing an index to the map. Map is in very good condition with some minor spotting throughout. Dissected and mounted on linen. Minor offsetting. G. F. Cruchley was a map and book seller in London from 1797-1880. He started his career with the Arrowsmith firm and later published his own maps. He also reissued maps by John Cary. Cruchley is famous for his London plans, making this scarce map an increasingly desirable example.

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        An Elementary Course of Civil Engineering, for the Use of the Cadets of the United States' Military Academy

      Wiley and Putnam, New York 1838 - Second edition, revised and corrected. Original publisher's figured brown cloth titled in gilt. 308pp., 14 folding plates. Contemporary owner's name ("Joseph Ray, Cincinnati"), some modest edgewear to the corners and spine ends, a near very good copy. A book of practical engineering and mathematics. Ray was a professor of mathematics and wrote several books on the subject, beginning in 1834: *An Introduction to Ray's Eclectic Arithmetic*, the first of a series of six textbooks which became the most popular and widely used American mathematics textbooks of the 19th Century. They also formed the basis for *Ray's Mathematical Series* series of textbooks, of which as late as 1913, annual sales exceeded a quarter of a million copies a year, and total sales of the arithmetic books alone are estimated at 120 million copies. The success of Ray's *Arithmetic* series prompted his publisher to seek an author for a corresponding set of readers. They chose William Holmes McGuffey, who joined Ray on the faculty of Woodward College, where he wrote the *McGuffey Readers*, which surpassed even Ray's *Arithmetics* to become the most popular textbooks ever written. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Die zwölf Apostel. Originale Tuschzeichnung mit Feder und Pinsel auf braunem Papier eines Künstlers aus Flandern im Stil von Raphael.

      - 17. Jahrhundert. 1 Blatt. (kleine Randläsuren, dezente Feuchtigkeitsspur am linken Rand, leichte Knitterspuren, verso mit kleinem, unleserlichem Stempel, im Ganzen ordentlich erhalten). Sehr fein ausgeführte Tuschskizze mit detaillierten Gesichtern und großer Plastizität der Gewänder. - Laut Katalogeintrag eines renommierten Berliner Buch- und Kunstauktionshauses stammt diese Zeichnung aus der Sammlung des Dr. Hugo Toman (1838 - Prag - 1898). Herr Holm Bevers, Hauptkustos für niederländische und englische Kunst, Kupferstichkabinett der staatlichen Museen zu Berlin, Preußischer Kulturbesitz (SMPK) gab den Hinweis, dass der Künstler möglicherweise durch einen Italienaufenthalt beeinflusst worden sei. Auf der Rückseite der Zeichnung findet sich eine Zuschreibung von alter Hand "Seb. Vrancx / Anvers 1573 +1647". Diese handschriftliche Zuschreibung wird vom Auktionshaus nicht erwähnt. Sebastian Vrancx (getauft 22. Januar 1573 in Antwerpen; gest. 19. Mai 1647 ebenda; auch Franks oder Franck) war ein flämischer Schlachten- und Genremaler. Seine für flämische Maler seiner Zeit obligate Italienreise zur Vertiefung der Ausbildung fand 1597 statt. (vgl. wikipedia). - Thieme-Becker XXXIV, Seite 567 f. (für Vrancx). 100 Gramm. [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        Mahmud Schebisteri's Rosenflor des Geheimnisses. Persisch und Deutsch.

      Pest & Leipzig, Hartleben, 1838. - 4to. VI, 32 pp. With 2 lithogr. plates and 28 ff. of Arabic letterpress with lithogr. borders, toned in various colours. Modern boards with the original wrappers bound within. First edition. - Without any doubt Hammer’s finest work in imitation of an oriental manuscript: the Persian text of the famous Sufi manual ‘Golshan-e Râz’ is printed in seven four-leaf quires of varying colours, each framed by a lithographed sequence of interlaced flowers and animals (pheasants, deer, antilopes, panthers, jackals). The German translation, the unsophisticated typography of which provides a striking contrast to the luxurious Persian text, is illustrated by two plates of topographical interest. The binding preserves the original blue paper wrappers with a large emblematic lithograph of a shell hidden among a bouquet of roses, drawn by Pauline von Koudelka-Schmerling. - Occasional slight foxing. Untrimmed. Goedeke VII, 767, 100. Rabenlechner I, 122. Cf. Brunet III, 34 (Vienna, 1838 ed.). [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

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        Galerie des femmes de Shakspeare

      H. Delloye 1838 - - H. Delloye, Paris s.d. (1838), 17x26cm, relié. - Edition originale illustrée de 45 portraits hors-texte gravés sur acier et réalisés par les premiers artistes de Londres. Reliure en plein chagrin noir, dos lisse orné d'arabesques romantiques dorées, plats ornementés d'un grand décor central figurant des arabesques romantiques dorées encadrant des fers romantiques dorés, gardes et contreplats de papier jaune paille, tranches dorées, superbe reliure romantique de l'époque signée de Boutigny. Autres contributions littéraires de madame Amable Tastu, Philarète Chasles, Jules de Rességuier, Evariste Boulay-Paty. Quelques petites rousseurs. Exemplaire superbement établi par Boutigny. [AUTOMATIC ENGLISH TRANSLATION FOLLOWS] Edition illustrated with 45 inset portraits engraved on steel and made by the first artists in London. Binding in full black shagreen, back smoothes decorated with golden arabesques romantic, ornate boards a large central scene depicting romantic golden arabesques framing romantic golden chains, and guards contreplats straw yellow paper, gilded sections, the great romantic Binding time signed Boutigny. Other literary contributions of Madame Amable Tastu, Filaret Chasles, Jules Rességuier Evariste Boulay-Paty . Some minor foxing. Copy superbly prepared by Boutigny. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

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        Biographische Notizen über Ludwig van Beethoven... (Mit dem Schatteuriss des sechszehnjährigen Beethoven und mit lithographirten Brieffragmenten)

      Coblenz: K. Bädeker. 1838. Small octavo (17.5 x 11.25 cms.). Contemporary quarter dark purple textured cloth with marbled boards with titling and decorative devices gilt to spine. 1f. (frontispiece silhouette portrait engraving of Beethoven "in seinem 16ten Jahre" by Josephh Neesen dated 1838), 1f. (title), [iii]-xiv, 164, 2ff. printed music, 1f. folding lithographic facsimile of Beethoven's handwriting. With a musical example from Beethoven's song "Die Klage" (WoO 113). Binding slightly worn, rubbed and bumped; spine slightly faded. Lightly browned throughout; occasional small tears and stains; tear to folding plate with early repair; lower outer corner of pp. 139/140 lacking, not affecting printed area. With small circular collector's handstamp (the initials "JZ" separated by an illustration of a lyre) to foot of title. . First Edition. Kastner and Frimmel p. 11. Wegeler was a life-long friend of the composer. The present study is the first important biography of Beethoven, preceeded only by that of J.A. Schlosser in 1828. Ferdinand Ries, a composer and pianist, was Beethoven's student in Vienna and subsequently became his secretary and copyist. The silhouette portrait by Joseph Neeson, originally executed in 1786, is the earliest known portrait of Beethoven; the original is lost. Bory p. 46. Munich Beethoven exhibition catalogue 1977 no. 7. Rare to the market.

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        Trogon Ambiguus. Doubtful Trogon.

      Hullmandel -75 1838 - Original lithograph with fine hand-colour. Dimensions: 560 by 380mm. (22 by 15 inches). From the "Family of Trogons".

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        Furniture with Candelabra and Interior Decoration Designed by R. Bridgens

      London William Pickering 1838. VG : in very good condition. Rebound with new eps. Thumbing at edges of some plates. Plates 14 and 21 have traces of a pencilled sketch [First Edition] Quarter brown cloth hardback with marbled boards 390mm x 280mm (15" x 11"). Plates. 60 (of 60) hand-coloured plates including title page. Plates 53 and 54 ('An Armoury') form a double page.

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        BOYLSTON PRIZE DISSERTATIONS FOR THE YEARS 1836 AND 1837

      Boston: Charles C. Little and James Brown, 1838. 8vo. xiv, (2), 371 pp. Folding map frontispiece, state borders outlined by hand in colors. Brown ribbon-embossed cloth (oak-leaf and acorn pattern), gilt spine title. A couple of short closed splits at the spine extremities and a few scattered spots of light foxing in the text. A handsome, near fine copy. First edition. Holmes's first book of prose and first book in medicine, comprising three essays: "Dissertation on Intermittent Fever in New England" (which the map accompanies), "Dissertation on Neuralgia," and "Dissertation on Direct Exploration." On the front free endpaper, this copy is inscribed by the author, "Mr. W.H. Page from his friend O.W. Holmes," for William Hussey Page, a prominent Boston physician of the time who later moved west. Beneath the inscription the recipient added a date "Feb. 18, 1852." and "Vol. 98"; the latter designation he repeated and added his name "Wm. H. Page" on the final text leaf. The Boylston Prize awards helped the young Dr. Holmes inaugurate his successful career as a professor of medicine. The first book in his literary career was a collection of poems that appeared two years earlier. Ives, Bibliography of Oliver Wendell Holmes, p. 161; BAL 8732.

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        Voyages de Gulliver dans des contrées lointaines EDITION ORIGINALE

      1838. Fine. 1838, in 8 (12,5x21cm), reliés. - Edition first edition of Grandville illustration. China flying on a frontispiece and 450 vignettes on wood in-text inset and 5, the four titles of the four trips and literary allegory frontispiece of the record. New translation, biography and literary Jonathan Swift by Walter Scott. Half glossy blond Calf time. Back with false nerves decorated with three-irons romantic cold, golden threads and wheels. Part of title and volume number chocolate shagreen. Slight traces of friction. A few scattered spots. Some notebooks a little more gray. Good copy overall. "All of this illustration occupies one of the top ranks in the work of Grandville." (Carteret, III, 578). - [FRENCH VERSION FOLLOWS] Edition en premier tirage de l'illustration de Grandville. Un frontispice sur chine volant et 450 vignettes sur bois in-texte, et 5 hors texte, les quatre titres des quatre voyages et l'allégorie littéraire en frontispice de la notice. Traduction nouvelle, notice biographique et littéraire sur Jonathan Swift par Walter Scott. Demi Veau glacé blond d'époque. Dos à faux-nerfs orné de trois fers à froid romantiques, filets et roulettes dorés. Pièce de titre et de tomaison en chagrin vert. Légères traces de frottements. Rousseurs éparses, principalement marginales. Bel exemplaire dans l'ensemble. "L'ensemble de cette illustration occupe l'un des premiers rangs dans l'oeuvre de Grandville." (Carteret, III, 578).

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        Das malerische und romantische Rheinland,

      Leipzig, Georg Wigand, [1838-1840].. KOMPLETT mit allen Original-Stahlstichen PLUS ZUSÄTZLICHEN 41 weiteren Original-Stahlstichen, mit 60 Stahlstichtafeln. 488 Seiten (Text), 8°, braunes OHLdr der Zeit,. SCHÖNES EXEMPLAR, die schönen Ansichten - im kräftigen Abdruck - zeigen: Aachen (2). Ahrenberg. Andernach. Bacharach. Balduinstein. Bieberich. Bingen. Blankenheim. Bonn. Die beiden Brüder. Burg. Cochem. Creutznach. Daun. Dhaun. Dorf Altenahr. Ehrenburg. Ems. Frankfurt. Gerolstein. Godesberg. Johannisberg. Die Katze. Kaub, Pfalz u. Gutenfels. Kloster Altenberg. Kloster Laach. Kobern u. Matthiaskapelle. Koblenz u.Ehrenbreitstein. Köln (2). Koenigstein. Kronenburg. Langenschwalbach. Limburg. Lurlei. Mainz: Dom. Die Maus. Naussau. Neu Rheineck. Neu Rheinstein. Niedeggen. Oberwesel. Opladen. Rheinfels (2). Rheingrafenstein. Rolandseck u. Nonnenwerth. Rüdesheim. Ruine Schoenberg. Sayn. Schloss Altenahr.Schloss Dalberg. Schloss Elz. Schloss Olbrück. Solingen. Sooneck. Stolzenfels. Thurant u. Alken. Wiesbaden. DANEBEN SIND 41 ORIGINAL-STAHLSTICHE mit eingebunden. Es handelt sich um ORIGINAL-STAHLSTICHE von G. C. Lange, Darmstadt, von J. Riegel, L. Rohbock, J. Richter, Joh. Poppel, Fr. Hablischeck und M. Kolb. Es handelt sich um Ansichten von Andernach (3 Stück), Bacharach (3 Stück), Drachenfels, Burg Ehrenfels, Ruine Falkenburg, Frankfurt (4 Stück), Fürstenberg, Godesberg, Kreuznach (5 Stück), Laach (2 Stück), Oberwesel (5 Stück), Rhens, Remagen (2 Stück), Rheineck (2 Stück), Rheinfels, Rheinstein (2 Stück), Sinzig, Sooneck, Stolzenfels (2 Stück), Wellmich und Turmberg und Wetzlar

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        Ecke des alten und neuen Jungfernstieg`s und Gänsemarkt`s in Hamburg. Nach der Natur gez. gedr. u. verlegt v. P. Suhr in Hamburg. Kolorierte Kreidelithographie.

      Um 1838. - 23,4 x 34,4 cm. Zweite Fassung der Ansicht. Schroeder/Müller III,25 B. [SW – Ansicht, Ansichten, Hamburgensien, Hamburgensie, Lithographie]

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        The Cherokee Land Lottery, Containing A Numerical List of the Names of the Fortunate Drawers in Said Lottery, With an Engraved Map of Each District

      New York: Harper and Brothers, 1838. First Edition. Full calf. Good. 8vo. [2], vii, 414pp., [2]pp ads. (pages i, ii are advertisements by the publisher). Illustrated with 59 maps drawn by James Smith and printed by N. Currier's Lith. N. Y. Full brown calf leather binding with gilt stamped title on red leather spine label. Front hinge tender. Light to moderate foxing and damp-stains to pages. Very light wear to leather binding. An old ink inscription of Marcus A. Bell, Atlanta, Geo. Oct. 14th, 1854 written on front paste down. Rubber stamp of A. H. Waite, Jr. 1701 W. Paces Ferry Rd., N.W. Atlanta, Georgia located below Bell's inscription. Marcus Bell's name is also written at the top of the preface page, top of page 2, and on 8 of the maps. De Renne p.462; Willingham and Harwell Georgiana #30. Marcus A. Bell was an attorney from Atlanta and is listed in the book "Pioneer Citizens History of Atlanta" published in 1902. His name was listed on the 1851 Atlanta register.

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        Report of the Committee on Prison-Discipline to the Governor General of India in Council, dated the eighth of January, 1838. To which is prefixed a resolution recorded by the Government of India on the 8th of October, 1838, after taking the report into consideration. Ordered by the Council of India to be printed

      Calcutta: printed at the Baptist Mission Press, Circular Road. 1838. large 4to., 14 + (2) + 138 + (2) + 13 + (55)pp., original card covers with printed title-label on upper cover, the covers rather dustmarked, neatly rebacked. A very good copy. Rare: copies found only at BL + SOAS + Tubingen Un. + Brown + Minnesota + American Philosophical Soc. + South Asia Union Cat. The Prison-Discipline Committee, under the presidency of the Hon. Henry Shakespear and comprising over a dozen distinguished civil servants and lawyers, had made sweeping recommendations generally for a more humane regime in the Indian prison system, particularly with regard to caste and religious identification, separation of the sexes, and the internal punishments allowed. The Report> is a comprehensive survey of the status quo in the mid 1830s. The committee thus reports on the system of transportation of native convicts to Singapore, Penang, or Malacca, a punishment considered less severe than even 'the mildest imprisonment'. The committee recommends extensive humane reforms to the disciplinary convict code, many parts of which were, however, rejected by the Governor General as too costly or otherwise unworkable. 'Every reform of prison-discipline is almost of necessity attended at the outset with extraordinary expense. To exchange the common herding of prisoners of all descriptions for careful classification, to substitute a strict and useful industry for idleness or for a light and ill-directed labour, to provide that the life which is irksome shall not also be unhealthy, and that the congregation of the vicious shall not be a school of vice, are all objects for the first approach to which buildings must be erected, machinery formed, and establishments, and checks upon establishments, contrived, and in the perfect attainment and maintenance of which great disappointment has, after every effort and expense, in many countries ensued. In no country is it likely that greater difficulty will be experienced than in this.'

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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. Feb. 12, 1838.. [1]p. autograph letter, signed, on a 10 x 8- inch sheet. Docketed in manuscript on 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 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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        MEDICAL ZOOLOGY, AND MINERALOGY; OR ILLUSTRATIONS AND DESCRIPTIONS OF THE ANIMALS AND MINERALS EMPLOYED IN MEDICINE, AND OF THE PREPARATIONS DERIVED FROM THEM: INCLUDING ALSO AN ACCOUNT OF ANIMAL AND MINERAL POISIONS

      London: John Churchill, 1838.. vi,350pp. plus 46 plates, numbered 1- 29,29a,30-"42" (i.e. 45), all but three finished in colored. Large octavo. Original olive green cloth, spine lettered in gilt, ornately decorated in blind. Bookplate, recased at some point in the last century, with new endsheets, small snagged tear in terminal leaf of index (affecting a couple of words), a few plates with some marginal tanning or discolorations at edges, but generally a very good copy. Second edition, following the first edition of 1832. Intended as a companion to Stephenson's and Churchill's work, MEDICAL BOTANY: OR, ILLUSTRATIONS AND DESCRIPTIONS OF THE MEDICAL PLANTS OF THE LONDON, EDINBURGH, AND DUBLIN PHARMACOPOEIAS (London 1831, 4 volumes), the present work focuses on both animal and mineral poisons, as well as beneficial compounds derived from both. The color plates are based in part on specimens from the British Museum, as well as on specimens of poisonous snakes provided by Thomas Bell. The first edition was published originally in monthly parts.

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        Galerie des femmes de Shakspeare EDITION ORIGINALE

      Paris: H. Delloye, 1838. Fine. H. Delloye, Paris s.d. (1838), 17x26cm, relié. - Edition illustrated with 45 inset portraits engraved on steel and made by the first artists in London. Binding in full black shagreen, back smoothes decorated with golden arabesques romantic, ornate boards a large central scene depicting romantic golden arabesques framing romantic golden chains, and guards contreplats straw yellow paper, gilded sections, the great romantic Binding time signed Boutigny. Other literary contributions of Madame Amable Tastu, Filaret Chasles, Jules Rességuier Evariste Boulay-Paty ... Some minor foxing. Copy superbly prepared by Boutigny. - [FRENCH VERSION FOLLOWS] Edition originale illustrée de 45 portraits hors-texte gravés sur acier et réalisés par les premiers artistes de Londres. Reliure en plein chagrin noir, dos lisse orné d'arabesques romantiques dorées, plats ornementés d'un grand décor central figurant des arabesques romantiques dorées encadrant des fers romantiques dorés, gardes et contreplats de papier jaune paille, tranches dorées, superbe reliure romantique de l'époque signée de Boutigny. Autres contributions littéraires de madame Amable Tastu, Philarète Chasles, Jules de Rességuier, Evariste Boulay-Paty... Quelques petites rousseurs. Exemplaire superbement établi par Boutigny.

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        Stello ENVOI AUTOGRAPHE

      Paris: H. Delloye & V. Lecou, 1838. Fine. H. Delloye & V. Lecou, Paris 1838, 13,5x22cm, relié sous étui. - New edition published in the complete works of the author. Bound in full morocco long grain lemon, brown back eight nerves for ornate decorative motifs romantic having faded, part of red morocco, name of the author of olive morocco, gilt on the covers, rich frames wheels of edgings, wreaths and gilt fillets on covers, gilt edged headers and foot sections, with golden frames on the guards, guards and contreplats brown paper, all edges gilt, modern morocco case lined with garland lemon boards of coated paper bowl, romantic contemporary binding. Precious autograph signed by the author: "... evidence of dedication and respect / nephew / Alfred de Vigny." Rare spots affecting mainly the earliest and latest pages. Copy pleasantly set in an elegant romantic contemporary binding. --- Please note that the translation in english is done automatically, we apologize if the formulas are inaccurate. Contact us for any information! - [FRENCH VERSION FOLLOWS] Nouvelle édition parue dans les oeuvres complètes de l'auteur. Reliure en plein maroquin à grain long citron, dos bruni à huit fins nerfs richement orné de motifs décoratifs romantiques s'étant estompés, pièce de titre de maroquin rouge, nom de l'auteur de maroquin olive, roulettes dorées sur les coiffes, riches encadrements de lisérés, guirlandes et filets dorés sur les plats, lisérés dorés en têtes et en pieds des coupes, encadrements d'une guirlande dorée sur les gardes, gardes et contreplats de papier marron, toutes tranches dorées, étui moderne bordé de maroquin citron, plats de recouverts de papier à la cuve, reliure romantique de l'époque. Précieux envoi autographe signé de Alfred de Vigny : "... témoignage de dévouement et de respect / son neveu / Alfred de Vigny." Rares piqûres affectant essentiellement les toutes premières et toutes dernières pages.Exemplaire agréablement établi dans une élégante reliure romantique de l'époque.

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        The History of the Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire. With Notes by H.H. Milman. + The Life of Edward Gibbon, Esq. With selections from his correspondence and illustrations. By the Rev. H.H. Milman.

      - 12 + 1 volumes. John Murray, London 1838-39. 8°. Engraved frontispiece portrait (i biographical volume) + 10 engraved folding maps, some with handcolouring. Bound untrimmed in uniform contemporary full burgundy-coloured cloth bindings with blindtooled ornamentation on spines and boards and gilt lettering on spine (Remnant & Edwards). Minimal tear to upper spine-end of volume 1. Otherwise a well-preserved set. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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

      Nashville. 1838.. 36pp. 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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        Fores' Correct Representation of the State Procession on the Occasion of the August Ceremony of Her Majesty's Coronation, June 28th, 1838

      1838. first edition. Queen Victoria's Coronation Procession in Scarce PanoramaOne of the Earliest Examples of Royal MemorabiliaAn Immaculate Example[PANORAMA]. [VICTORIA, Queen of England, 1819-1901]. Fores' Correct Representation of the State Procession on the Occasion of the August Ceremony of Her Majesty's Coronation, June 28th, 1838. Sixty Feet Long. Price £1. 11s. 6d Colored, 16s Plain. Also Accurate Views of the Interior of the Abbey During the Ceremony. London: Published by Messrs. Fores, at their Sporting & Fine Print Repository and Frame Manufactory, [August 20,1838]. First and only edition and issue. Small oblong quarto (cover size: 4 13/16 x 7 7/8 inches; 122 x 200 mm.). Thirty-three hand-colored sections in a continuous strip (4 x 675 inches; 103 x 17,145 mm; of full procession scene in aquatint. Publishers pink ribbed cloth, covers bordered in blind, front cover decoratively stamped and lettered in gilt with a border of crowns and flowers, spine decoratively stamped in blind, complete with the original brass clasp and catch. Housed in an early twentieth century, fleece-lined red cloth clamshell case. Rounded spine with black morocco label lettered in gilt. Original title label to inside front cover. A few short and insignificant marginal tears neatly repaired. Bookplate of Joel Spitz on inside front cover. A spectacular example.Provenance: James Frampton (1769-1855, lawyer from Moreton; bookplate) and John Pierpont 'J.P.' Morgan (1837-1913; purchased at his sale 21 March 1944, lot 309). Only one other copy (in 1997) of this scarce and splendid keepsake panorama has come to auction since 1970.On June 20, 1837, King William IV died and his niece, Princess Victoria, became Queen at the age of 18. Her coronation was held at Westminster Abbey a year later on June 28, 1838; this panorama illustrates her procession to Westminster. The coronation was a huge occasion for celebration and four hundred thousand visitors descended upon London to see the new Queen being crowned. In her diary the nineteen-year-old Victoria set down an account of this, the greatest day in her young life:"I was awoke at four o'clock by the guns in the Park and could not get much sleep afterwards on account of the noise of the people, bands, etc., etc. Got up at seven, feeling strong and well; the Park presented a curious spectacle, crowds of people up to Constitution Hill, soldiers, bands, etc. I dressed, having taken a little breakfast before I dressed, and a little after. At half-past nine I went into the next room, dressed exactly in my House of Lords costume...""At 10 I got into the State Coach with the Duchess of Sutherland and Lord Albemarle and we began our progress... It was a fine day, and the crowds of people exceeded what I have ever seen; Their good humour and excessive loyalty was beyond everything, and I really cannot say how proud I feel to be the Queen of such a nation..."... [After the ceremony] At about half-past four I re-entered my carriage, the Crown on my head and the Sceptre and Orb in my hands, and we proceeded the same way as we came-the crowds if possible having increased. The enthusiasm, affection, and loyalty were really touching, and I shall ever remember this day as the PROUDEST of my life! I came home a little after six, really not feeling tired. At eight we dined..."Abbey, Life 539.

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        On the functions of the cerebellum, by Drs Gall, Vimont, and Broussais, translated from the French

      Edinburgh: Maclachlan & Stewart, 1838. Combe, George (1788-1858). On the functions of the cerebellum, by Drs Gall, Vimont, and Broussais, translated from the French . . . also answers to the objections urged against phrenology by Drs Roget, Rudolph, Prichard, and Tiedemann, by George Combe and Dr. A. Combe. xliv, 339pp. Edinburgh: Maclachlan & Stewart; London: Longman & Co., and Simpkin, Marshall & Co., 1838. 219 x 135 mm. Original cloth, recased, spine repaired. Title and conjugate leaf starting, but very good. Presentation Copy, inscribed by Combe to Dr. John Bell (1796-1872) on the front free endpaper: ?To Dr. John Bell with best regards from Geo. Combe. Philadelphia 31 Decr. 1838.? Bell?s bookplate inside front cover, as well as bookseller?s label of Dr. A. E. Foote, Philadelphia. First Edition. Combe, a Scottish lawyer, became a staunch advocate of Gall and Spurzheim?s system of phrenology after hearing Spurzheim lecture on the subject in 1816; over the next twenty years he became the leader and spokesman for the phrenological movement. He helped to found the Phreonological Society of Edinburgh in 1820, and wrote and lectured on the subject extensively in both Europe and the United States. Combe?s views on human psychology led him to become active in education and prison reform, and in 1838 Combe traveled to America to study how criminals were treated there. It was during this trip that Combe presented this copy of On the Functions of the Cerebellum to Philadelphia physician John Bell, translator of F. J. V. Broussais?s Treatise on Physiology Applied to Pathology (1826).

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        China: Its State and Prospects, with especial reference to the Spread of the Gospel : containing allusions to the antiquity, extent, population, civilization, literature and religion of the Chinese

      London:: John Snow,, 1838.. First edition (third thousand).. xvi, 592pp. With a number of plates, including Baxter's frontis printed in oil colours, a foldout map of the Maritime Provinces of China, and in the appendix, a chronological table of Chinese history. Contents clean, though with edge stains to the title page and the slightly soiled frontis, and a small stain to the bottom margin continuing through the earlier part of the book. There is a small splash mark to the inner margins of pp238-239, and two corners have dog-ear creases. Map folds clean. De luxe binding: text block all edges gilt, bright, and with gorgeous red silk endpapers, the pastedowns framed by broad gilt-decorated turn-ins. Firm, in the original bottle-green morocco, decorated front and back with gilt curlicues, the spine with raised bands and decorated compartments, recently professionally refurbished with Japanese tissue. A beautiful copy. An early reader's pencilled appreciation on the last page has been left. [Contains more than one reference to the Chinese people's objections to westerners' hypocrisy in lecturing them on behaviour while conducting the opium trade.] [Heavy Item]

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        Map of the United States Territory of Oregon West of the Rocky Mountains. Exhibiting the various Trading Depots or Forts occupied by the British Hudson Bay Company connected with the Western and northwestern Fur Trade

      Washington, D.C.: U.S. Government.. Ca. 1838.. Black and white engraved map, 17 1/2 x 20 5/8 inches (44 x 52.5 cm) on sheet 18 3/4 x 22 inches, folded as issued. Scarcely visible foxing in upper margin and upper left of image, but overall fine condition. A significant map in the history of the Pacific Northwest and the United States, which first appeared with the report of Senator Linn on a Bill to authorise the President to occupy the Oregon Territory, and was subsequently published in several other government reports (this marked "S. Doc. No. 470, 25 Con. 2 S" at upper right which was the Linn Report, but here separated from whatever report it was published in). It was intended to "awaken public interest in an American occupation of the vast area then known as Oregon Territory" (Wheat: Mapping the Trans-Mississippi West #434). It was based on the Arrowsmith landmark 1834 map of "British North America". Washington Hood was a Captain in the U.S Corps of Topographical Engineers, working under the direction of Colonel J.J. Abert. A most handsome map, of particular interest given its use in association with the promulgation of the doctrine of "Manifest Destiny," a phrase which first made print in 1845. .

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        Narrative of an Expedition into Southern Africa, during the Years 1836, and 1837,

      Bombay: At the American Mission Press,, 1838. from the Cape of Good Hope, through the Territories of the Chief Moselekatse, to the Tropic of Capricorn, with a Sketch of the Recent Emigration of the Border Colonists, and a Zoological Appendix Octavo (214 × 1345 mm). Modern black half calf, marbled boards, reddish tan label, low bands with gilt roll, fleuron gilt to the compartments, double rule in blind to the spine and corner edges. Lithographic frontispiece, and three other similar plates, folding lithographic map with some outline colour, showing the movement of the Voortrekkers in the Great Trek. Half title present. Small piece lacking from the inner margin of the map, some loss of image, light browning throughout, very occasional spot of foxing, remains a very good copy. First issue of the first Bombay edition, which predates the first London by a year, "scarce" (Czech). Harris was commissioned in the Bombay Engineers in 1823, promoted captain in 1834 and major in 1836. Invalided to South Africa for two years, on the voyage out he joined up with Richard Williamson, a Bombay civil servant, deciding to undertake a big game hunting expedition. "Harris journeyed to the Meritsane River where he encountered a herd of quaggas and brindled 'gnoos' he estimated at 15,000 head. He bagged eland and was attacked by lion in the region. Crossing the Mariqua River, he hunted ostrich and white rhinoceros. Entering the Cashan Mountains, he collected elephant, the proceeded to the Limpopo Valley where he hunted buffalo and hippopotamus, with additional sport after giraffe, black rhinoceros, sable, and lion. Harris's work is valuable as it presents a detailed picture of the South African game fields prior to the growing pressure of civilization." Howgego remarks that "Although primarily a hunting expedition, Harris covered much ground not seen before by Europeans, and on his way to the Vaal discovered the source of the Marique River, one of the head-waters of the Limpopo", and Mendelssohn draws attention to the "two chapters on the 'Great Trek'" and the "interesting map 'exhibiting the relative positions of the emigrant farmers and the native tribes'". Pencilled ownership inscription of Colonel William Gordon to the half-title, perhaps the soldier of that name who joined the Bengal Army in 1842, and was assistant field engineer Multan and present at Gujrat.

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        The Art of Deer-Stalking; illustrated by a narrative of a few days' sport in the Forest of Athol, etc. etc.

      John Murray, London 1838 - 8vo. Pp xix, 436. Frontis and 10 plates. Engraved and printed title pages. A wood engraving and a newspaper article (1879) have been inserted by a previous owner. Half morocco, rubbed and boards marked. Foxing to endpapers and scattered foxing internally. Off-setting from the plate at page 280. A sound, tight copy. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Sammlung von 73 handkolorierten Kreide-Lithographien aus: Saemmtliche Truppen von Europa in characteristischen Gruppen dargestellt.

      (München, Eckert; Würzburg, Weiss, ca. 1838-1843).. Ca. 26,5 x 21 cm.. Die prächtig altkolorierten, teils eiweißgehöhten Lithographien zeigen Uniformen und Szenen aus dem Soldatenleben mit meist detaillierten Landschafts- und Stadtansichten im Hintergrund. Die Tafeln zeigen russischen, französische und deutsche Soldaten. Es handelt sich hier offenbar um unbeschnittene Vorlagen für die Kolorieranstalt häufig mit rückseitigen Angaben zu Farben. Leicht unterschiedlich in den Formaten, teils an den Ränden beschädigt.

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        Jacques-Henri Paul et Virginie, suivi de 'La Chaumière indienne' et de la 'Flore de Paul et Virginie'

      Paris: Louis Curmer, 1838. First edition thus.. Hardback. Large thick 8vo. (10.5 x 6.75 inches). pp.lvi, 458, (i - Tables de Matières). Half-title with vignette to verso. Engraved portrait. Engraved title page. Title page with vignette portraits. Page 'Aux Artistes' etc. Pp.10 of 'Table des noms des Dessinateurs et des Graveurs'. 2 pages listing the 29 wood engravings, the coloured map, and the 7 steel engravings. Most of the plates have a letterpress title printed to tissue guard (a few lack guards). Profuse b/w illusts throughout. Black morocco, ruled and blocked in gilt (including the letters C D,) and ruled in blind. Raised bands. Trifle rubbing to edges. All edges gilt. Moire effect cloth endpapers. Armorial bookplate to front pastedown (Ramsey Robinson), browned. Front inner hinge cracked but not affecting integrity of binding. Trifle spotting to blanks at prelims and extrems. Bound in before the half -title: a letter handwritten in ink in English - ' Mr Tetlow [?] Robinson was living at the Vertue [?] Dieppe at the time of the Franco-Prussian war of 1870 - and German officers were billeted at his house, one of whom, on leaving, presented this book to Mrs [?] Robinson'. Followed by a bound-in handwritten letter in ink, in German, dated 1870 - 1871 (we are unable to translate this letter). To the rear of the book, a handwritten letter in ink, dated 25.1.71, in German, appears to be a quotation from Goethe (there is an English translation handwritten in ink loosely inserted); also bound-in is a 2 page letter in ink, in German, dated February 1871. A much later note, loosely inserted, states in English 'In remembrance of C D [?], veterinary surgeon in the 1st Regt of Artillery etc - in the war against France, 1870 and 71. This sheet also confirms the quote is from Goethe, translates the letter beginning 'o du arme Erde, wenn Liebe wohnte nicht auf dich', and the letter overleaf, which is less clearly written. This copy comes in a worn cardboard slipcase, broken to top edge, with a newspaper cutting loosely inserted dated July 31, 1906. This slipcase has helped keep the binding exceptionally bright and clean. Contents clean and bright. Binding firm and square. A handsome copy, with some unique features. Heavy book, requiring eye-watering and prohibitive amounts of extra postage overseas. Courier in UK. We reduce the default shipping charge for lighter books or use it for a tracked service if books are expensive or uncommon. We pack books securely in boxes, or corrugated card or cardboard, and protect corners with bubble-wrap.

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        A. v. C. 1838" originales Aquarell ca. 56x35cm; um 1850

      - Der Wappenentwurf für eine 1838 in den Adelsstand erhobene österreichische Familie (Habe das Aquarell im Salzburger Land vor einigen Jahren erstanden.) an den Rändern leicht unfrisch und das Aquarell-Papier etwas wellig. Unter dem "v." und in der "3" von "1838" je zwei kleine Löchlein von ehemaliger Fixierung.

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        Piante delle città capiluoghi delle provincie del Regno Lombardo Veneto che mostrano la situazione dei principali Stabilimenti Civili e Militari in esse esistenti.

      Milano, Presso A. Bettalli, 1838. In 8vo; cartoncino coevo, con 19 cartine ripiegate (cm. 21x24 circa): Sondrio, Como, Parco di Monza, Pavia, Lodi, Bergamo, Brescia, Cremona, Mantova, Verona, Vicenza, Padova, Venezia, Treviso, Udine, Rovigo, Belluno. Axs

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        LETTERS ON PARAGUAY: Comprising an Account of a four year's residence in that Republic, under the Government of the Dictator Francia; [with] Francia's Reign of Terror, Sequel to Letters on Paraguay

      London, John Murray, 1838.. FIRST EDITIONS 1838-1839, 3 volumes, complete set, the first part occupies the first 2 volumes, the first edition of Volume III appeared in 1839, 8vo, approximately 190 x 120 mm, 7½ x 4½ inches, engraved frontispiece portrait of Francia, folding hand coloured map of Paraguay in Volume I, engraved frontispiece to Volume II, pages: xxvii, (1), 359; x, 342; xvi, 400, no half-titles, uniformly bound in 19th century half calf over marbled sides, gilt ruled raised bands, gilt decoration in 3 compartments, contrasting gilt lettered morocco labels, edges and endpapers marbled. Marbled paper slightly rubbed, light browning offset onto title pages from frontispieces, very light foxing to margins of map which also has 1 slight misfold, occasional light foxing, slightly heavy on last few pages of Volume I. Otherwise a very good sturdy attractive set. Joseph Sabin, A Dictionary of Books Relating to America, 71963; Borba de Moraes, Bibliographia Brasiliana, Volume II, page 210. MORE IMAGES ATTACHED TO THIS LISTING, ALL ZOOMABLE, FURTHER IMAGES ON REQUEST. POSTAGE AT COST.

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        Hawaiian Spectator Volume I. Number I 1838. Conducted by an Association of Gentlemen. January, 1838

      Honolulu Edwin O. Hall, Printer. Printed For the Proprietors 1838 - A Rare Separate Issue of the First Literary and Scientific Periodical Published In The Hawaiian Islands. In the Original Wrappers [HAWAII]. The Hawaiian Spectator. Volume I. Number I 1838. Conducted by an Association of Gentlemen. January, 1838. Honolulu: Edwin O. Hall, Printer. Printed For the Proprietors, 1838. The rare separate issue (precedeing the collected edition) of volume I, number I of the Hawaiian Spectator, the first literary and scientific periodical published in the Hawaiian Islands. . Octavo (91/4 x 5 5/8 inches; 233 x 144 mm). Volume I, Number I. iv, 112 pp. With a chart of Meteorological Observations and A Shipping list. We could find no copies of this separate issue of Volume I, Number I at auction in the past fifty years. Original tan printed wrappers. Printed in black on front and back wrapper. Front wrapper with lower corner chipped and chips along spine. Backstrip with large chips missing, but still held together tightly. Some foxing and toning throughout. Overall a very good copy. A total of eight issues were published between 1838-39, the present copy contains the first issue. It includes important articles by numerous people relating to the Hawaiian islands. HBS 67460. $5,000 [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        POEMS

      Joseph Healy, Philadelphia 1838 - Small Octavo. Most likely a presentation copy to Henry B. Stanton as it is signed and dated 1838 by the author on the dedication page, which was dedicated to Stanton. Stanton and Whittier were great friends working for the same cause, abolishment of slavery and the restriction of interstate trade. "Whittier struck the key note of his whole career as a reformer when he quoted upon his title page, of this first authorized collection of his anti-slavery poems the words of S.T. Coleridge. "There is a time to keep silence." The publisher, Joseph Healy was the financial agent of the Anti-Slavery Society of Pennsylvania. Bound in full brown leather, boards trimmed with a single gilt decorative role, raised bands, lettering gilt, all edges marbled with matching endpapers. Upper board may have been repaired or re-enforced at some early date, occasional spots of foxing. A very good copy of one of Whittier's most controversial books of poetry. [BAL21710]. [Attributes: First Edition]

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        De Aardbol. (Die Erdkugel, Band: Schweiz & Italien). Magazijn van hedendaagse land- en volkenkunde. Tweede deel: Zwitzerland en Italie (volgens de nieuwste verdeelingen). Met platen en kaarten.

      Te Amsterdam bij J.H. Laarman en H. Frijlink, 1838,. in-4to, 2 Bl. + 483 S. (2 spaltig) (+1) + VIII (Register), reich illustriert mit 2 Karten und vielen Holzstich-Illustrationen in-Text, vereinzelt stock- oder braunfleckig, Stempel auf Titelbl., original- H.-Lederband. Unteres Scharnier leicht gespalten.. Topographische Beschreibung Der Schweiz und Italien in der niederländischen Sprache anfangs des XIX Jh. Die vielen Illustrationen sind etwas naiv, geben aber trotzdem einen guten Eindruck der Architektur der Städte und der touristischen Orte wieder. In diesem Werk ebenfalls vorhanden sind die Gletscher von Savoyen, der Mont-Blanc und das Schloss von Chambery. Stockflecken vor alem am Ende, im Teil Italien.Description topographique en langue neerlandaise de la Suisse et l'Italie au debut du XIXe siecle. Les illustrations, en grand nombre, sont un peu naif, mais ils donnent un bon impression de l'architecture des villes et des sites naturelles ou touristiques. Aussi la Savoie avec la Mer de Glace, le Mont-Blanc et le chateau de Chambery font partie de l'ouvrage. Les brunnisures ou rousseurs surtout a la fin dans la partie d'Italie.Please notify before visiting to see a book. Prices are excl. VAT/TVA (only Switzerland) & postage.

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        Eigenh. Brief mit U.

      Jena, 23. VI. 1838.. 3 SS. auf gefalt. Doppelblatt. Blaues Papier mit Goldschnitt. 4to.. An den Musikkritiker und Komponisten Carl Banck (1809-1889): "Warum ich nicht eher geschrieben habe, Liebster? Weil die Muse nicht zu mir getreten ist und ich den Brief nicht ziehen lassen wollte, ohne daß er Ihnen Poetisches mitbrächte. Einzelnes ist wohl aufgetaucht, aber ohne fertig zu werden, ohne sich abzurunden. Dergleichen will doch gute Zeit haben; darum habe ich es und mich gehen laßen. - Soll ich Ihnen nur wieder sagen, daß Sie mir an allen Ecken und Enden fehlen - das fühlte sich durch. Dazu habe ich viel Geschäftliches zu expediren gehabt und das lähmte die Phantasie. - Nun muß ich aber schreiben, denn gleichzeitig mit Ihrem Briefe traf heut Morgen das beifolgende Paket ein wahrscheinlich vom Hofmeister, das ich nun sogleich expedire. Die Einlage für H. ist besorgt. - Ich hatte ihr früher geschrieben, da Luise sie so sehr wünscht; sie ist bereit zu Neujahr wie sie antwortet. Nun wollen wir einmal hinüber. Ende Juli oder August, damit sie und Luise sich sehn und sich mündlich besprechen, [...] Luise ist übrigens eine excellente Frau - Um hinzuhorchen sagte ich, in Rudolfstadt habe man gegen mich gemeint, es existire ein näheres Verhältnis zwischen Ihnen und H. ich wäre aber überzeugt, das sei nicht wahr. L. antwortete: Wäre es auch, was geht das mich an. Wenn sie so ist wie du sie beschreibst so bekomme ich ein ordentliches, gutes Mädchen, das willig und gewandt und mit den Kindern freundlich und fein ist, und mehr verlange ich nicht denn alles Andere kümmert mich nicht.' - sie wissen also woran Sie sind und wenn der T nicht sein Spiel mit Multiplication treibt, so laßen Sie Alles getrost bleiben wie es ist [ ]". - Der Sohn jüdischer Eltern studierte in Berlin, wo er sich taufen ließ, Medizin, dann in Kiel Geschichte und Philosophie und wurde 1824 promoviert. Nach kurzer Tätigkeit als Volontär an der Kieler Universitätsbibliothek ging er als Lehrer nach Hamburg und hatte ersten Erfolg mit poetischen Improvisationen. Durch Goethes Vermittlung erhielt er 1826 eine Professur für neuere Sprachen am Gymnasium in Weimar, wechselte 1829 als a.o.Prof. der neueren Sprache und Literatur an die Univ. Jena und wurde 1837 o.Professor. W. schrieb Romane, Novellen, Humoresken, Gedichte und literarische Feuilletons. Bedeutsam sind seine Anthologien Poetischer Hausschatz des deutschen Volkes (1839, (31)1908) und Der Hausschatz deutsche Prosa (1845, (11)1875).

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        Furniture with Candelabra and Interior Decoration Designed by R Bridgens

      London: William Pickering. VG : in very good condition. Rebound with new eps. Thumbing at edges of some plates. Plates 14 and 21 have traces of a pencilled sketch. 1838. [First Edition]. Quarter brown cloth hardback with marbled boards. 390mm x 280mm (15" x 11"). Plates. 60 (of 60) hand-coloured plates including title page. Plates 53 and 54 ('An Armoury') form a double page. .

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        Scotland Illustrated, In a Series of Views Taken Expressly for this Work by Messrs. T. Allom, W. H. Bartlett, and H. McCulloch. 118 Steel Engrave Plates.

      London: George Virtue, 1838 - 2 volumes, quarto (11 x 8½), pp. x, 200; (4), 164, extra engraved titles for each, 118 steel engraved plates. Contemporary half brown calf & brown cloth, gilt extra backs in six compartments, gilt lettered in the second & third, gilt hand tooling to the rest. Very good attractive pair professionally re-backed in retrospective style, with one corner re-done & one repaired. Cloth, corners & extremities with some wear. Sheets & plates with occasional light foxing & spotting. Lacks the map of Scotland. H6462 [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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