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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]

      [Bookseller: Vangsgaards Antikvariat]
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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.

      [Bookseller: William Reese Company - Americana]
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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]

      [Bookseller: Leakey's Bookshop Ltd.]
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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.

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Rainer Schlicht]
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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.

      [Bookseller: John Taylor Books P.B.F.A.]
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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.

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Niederbayern]
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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]

      [Bookseller: Alcuin Books, ABAA]
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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.

      [Bookseller: Harteveld Rare Books Ltd.]
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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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        MUSEE DU CHASSEUR ou collection de toutes les espèces de gibier de poil ou de plume qu?on chasse au fusil, avec la description de leurs caractères, de leurs moeurs, etc.; dirigé par un chasseur naturaliste, et lithographié d?après nature par Victor Adam.

      Paris, Armand Robin, Editeur, 1838. 2 volumes grand In - 8 (26 x 18 cm), demi - basane marron à petits coins, dos à décor romantique et filets dorés. T. I - 2 ff. n. ch., VIII pp., 224 p., 36 planches lithographies et aquarellée erreurs de pagination : p.97 à 104 numérotées deux fois ; la p. 137 devient 157 et p. suivantes pourssuivant l'erreur jusqu'à la p. 224. s ; T. II - 2 ff. n. ch., 227 pp. 36 planches lithographiées et aquarellées ; avec un Supplément de XVI pp. (à la suite de la p. 124). Deux ex - libris sur les gardes. Illustré pour le tome 1 "animaux de bois et de plaine" de 36 planches lithographiées en couleurs h. - texte, 20 pour le gibier à plume, et 16 pour le gibier à poil. Pour le tome 2 "oiseaux aquatique" de 36 planches lithographiées en couleurs h. - texte, 20 pour les oiseaux de rivage, et 16 pour les oiseaux d?eau. Parmi les gibiers représentés on trouve : le coq de bruyère, l?alouette, l?ortolan, la bécasse, le loup, le sanglier, le chamois, le courlis, le pluvier, la bécassine, la macreuse, le canard, la sarcelle, la poule d?eau, etc. Ce bel ouvrage devient de plus en plus rare, indique Thiébaud, 6. Français relié Bon étatDeCollection

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        Siti pittoreschi e prospettivi delle lagune venete disegnati, intagliati e descritti

      Co' Tipi del Gondoliere, Venezia 1838 - In 8, pp. 136 con 14 tavole f.t. incise. Br. ed. Edizione originale di quest'operaÂsulle lagune venete con 14 belle tavole con vedute (Isola di San Giorgio maggiore; isola di San Clemente; di Santo Spirito; San Vito di Pelestrina; del Lazzaretto vecchio; Isola di San Lazzaro; Isola di San Servolo; Santa Fosca di Torcello.). Ciascuna isla e' descritta da un autore diverso fra i quali: Giovanni Bernardini, Giovanni Veludo, Giustina Renier Michiel, Leopoldo Cicognara, Tommaso Locatelli, Andrea Mustoxidi e altri. Conservata la bella brossura editoriale con carta al piatto anteriore. Lichtenthal, p.146. ITA

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        La peau de chagrin

      Paris: Delloye et Lecou, 1838. Fine. Delloye et Lecou, Paris 1838, In 8 (16x26cm), relié. - First illustrated edition, first printing, 100 vignettes on steel Gavarni, Baron, Lange ... The edition contains some good features first draft stipulated by Clouzot: Thumbnail skeletal pulling a man back into title page, thumbnail gardener is in p. By 303 against. Portraits and Pauline Foedora were fired extra on china mounted; they are only found in some copies, without being specific rare Clouzot. Bound in half brown calf romantic era. Smooth back adorned with chains and a long iron. Roulette tail and head. A slot in the upper joint in the first third of 6 cm. a slit in the lower joint in head of 1 cm. A snag tail with missing. Particularly fresh copy with very few pale rousserus margins, on a very white paper, very nice. Clouzot notes: "Work often dive, difficult to meet in beautiful conditions." The artwork is very nice and spicy and well inked note that it was a feat then insert steel engravings in the text and that this edition was particularly neat. One of the most iconic works of Balzac's novels, in which it forcefully illustrates his theory of will and desire, where a man consumes his own life by the power of his desires. --- 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] Première édition illustrée, en premier tirage, de 100 vignettes sur acier de Gavarni, Baron, Lange... L'édition contient bien certaines caractéristiques du tout premier tirage stipulées par Clouzot : Vignette du squelette tirant un homme en arrière en page de titre, la vignette du jardinier se trouve en p. 303 par contre. Les portraits de Pauline et Foedora ont été tirés en sus sur chine monté ; ils ne se trouvent que dans certains exemplaires, sans être rares précise Clouzot. Reliure en demi veau brun romantique d'époque. Dos lisse orné de fers et d'un fer en long. Roulette en queue et tête. Une fente au mors supérieur dans le premier tiers sur 6 cm. une fente au mors inférieur en tête sur 1 cm. Un accroc en queue avec manque. Exemplaire particulièrement frais, avec quelques très rares pâles rousserus en marge, sur un papier bien blanc, très appréciable. Clouzot note : "Ouvrage assez souvent piqué, difficile à rencontrer en belle condition." L'illustration est fort belle et piquante et fort bien encrée, on notera que ce fut un exploit alors d'insérer des gravures sur acier dans le texte et que cette édition fut particulièrement soignée. Un des romans les plus emblématiques de l'oeuvre de Balzac, dans lequel celui-ci illustre avec force sa théorie de la volonté et du désir, où un homme consume sa propre vie par la puissance de ses désirs.

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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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        Itinerario interno e delle isole della citta di Venezia inciso e descritto in IV parti. Quarta edizione.

      Venezia : A. Bazzarini, 1838 - In-16 oblungo (17 x 12 cm) (2) (1) c. (frontespizio calcografico) 128 32 c.( di tavole incise). Elegante legatura in mezza pelle verde. "Nella Parte I trattandosi di vedere tutto ciò che si chiude nella Piazza di S. Marco, non occorre la gondola. Nella Parte II resta in arbitrio del Forestiero, così di percorrere a piedi la Riva degli Schiavoni, come di valersi della via per acqua onde recarsi direttamente ai Pubblici Giardini, omettendo la Chiesa di S. Pietro di Castello, per trasferirsi tosto all'Arsenale. Nella Parte III si domanda indispensabilmente la barca per fare il giro del Canal Grande, da noi diviso in quattro parti. Nella Parte IV egualmente si deve usar della gondola per visitare le Isole descritte." Edizione in cui sono state apportate le necessarie correzioni rispetto alla precedente. Non sono state aggiunte acquatinte a causa della morte prematura dell'artista. Antonio Lazzari (Mestre, 19 settembre 1798 – Venezia, 10 novembre 1834) è stato un disegnatore e incisore italiano, considerato nonostante la sua giovane età, un maestro nella tecnica dell’acquatinta con la quale realizzò la gran parte delle sue opere artistiche. A 27 anni si dedicò esclusivamente alle incisioni "all’acquatinta", raggiungendo, praticamente autodidatta, notevolissimi livelli di perfezione lodati già alla sua epoca ma che gli provocarono l’acuirsi della malattia che lo portò alla morte a soli 36 anni. Si distinse nelle vedute della sua città, Venezia, e di altre località del Veneto. Le sue realizzazioni sono per lo più contenute in pubblicazioni per le quali egli curava la parte grafica, tra queste si ricordano. 32 vedute principali di Venezia., Tit. della cop.Incisioni di Antonio Lazzari! 19mo secolo [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Peter Parley's Method of Telling about Geography to Children With nine maps and seventy-five engravings, principally for the use of schools

      New York: Collins and Hannay, 1838. Square duodecimo, multiple engravings; original printed boards with old leather backstrip repair, a bit shaken, fair. Uncommon New York-printed children's text book with a section on New Holland and an engraving of the bread fruit. 'To this place the English government send thieves, and other bad people, from England. It is a vast distance from England, and being sent to Botany Bay is esteemed a very severe punishment.' Samuel Griswold Goodrich, the entrepreneurial figure behind the Peter Parley series, published over one hundred educational titles on geography, history and science.Not in Ferguson, but known from a copy in the Mitchell Library.

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        Memoirs of Joseph Grimaldi.

      London: Richard Bentley 1838 - FIRST EDITION FIRST ISSUE. 2 vols., no border around the last plate in Vol 2 and 36 pp. of adverts, illustrated by George Cruikshank. Bound in the publisher's original pink floral patterned cloth, inner and outer hinges fine, head and foot of spine fine, spines slightly sunned, mild general handling, still a VERY GOOD copy. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Delle prigioni e del loro migliore ordinamento. Trattato. Seconda edizione

      Stamperia e Cartiera del Fibreno, Napoli 1838 - In 8, pp. 315 + (1b) + (2) con 6 tavv. in lit. f.t. con prospetti architettonici e piante di famosi edifici carcerari di Gand, Pittsburg, New York e Filadelfia. Bruniture sparse. Br. ed. Seconda ed. (la prima usci' nel 1837) di questo importante trattato del maggior riformatore delle carceri del Regno delle Due Sicilie. Volpicella, sociologo, venne incaricato da Ferdinando II di prendere informazioni sul sistema carcerario in Europa e nel mondo. Volpicella utilizzo' come fonte principale le opere di John Howard, che, alla fine del Settecento, intraprese un vero e proprio viaggio alla scoperta dei maggiori luoghi di detenzione europei. Nella prima parte del trattato l'A. passa in rassegna le prigioni dei principali paesi (Inghilterra, Scozia, Irlanda, Svezia, Danimarca, Prussia, Polonia, Olanda, Francia, Svizzera, Spagna, Portogallo). Secondo l'A., che segue la cosiddetta 'teoria dell'intimidazione', il modo piu' efficace per tenere gli uomini lontani da questi luoghi, e quindi prevenire la criminalita', e' l'associare al carcere l'immagine di posto spaventoso e orribile. A tal fine devono essere costruiti in luoghi isolati e quasi inaccessibili, le 'mura nere e massicce, le porte ferrate e chiuse, niuna finestra e poche feritoie di fuori', anche se dentro 'siano comode e sanissime'. Al prigioniero deve essere assolutamente vietato l'incontro con parenti e amici. Tuttavia, per non recidere completamente i legami con la famiglia, al detenuto si possono dare notizie dei parenti 'ma non troppo frequentemente e per modo che una simile licenza possa talvolta parer un favore conceduto a quelli che nella loro prigionia danno buoni segni di ravvedimento'. Prevale l'ottica che vede nell'istituzione carceraria un luogo 'di purgazione e di emenda' in cui 'un ragionato soffrire dee attuar i malvagi pensieri e le inconsiderate voglie, e i costumi emendare'. L'A. spiega quindi i metodi con cui si puo' aiutare il detenuto a pentirsi: in primo luogo non gli devono essere continuamente rammentate le sue colpe passate, anzi 'fa d'uopo aver cura attentissima di niente fare o dire che le cause possa ricordar loro di quella infermita' o l'infermita' stessa e i suoi miserabili effetti'. Utile sarebbe anche istituire delle funzioni religiose all'entrata e all'uscita del carcerato per cominciare ad 'implorare l'aiuto divino' per chi entra e come forma di ringraziamento per chi esce. Anche il lavoro puo' diventare un efficace strumento di redenzione, poiche' insegna l'ordine e la disciplina, allontanando dall'ozio quanti potrebbero peggiorare ulteriormente trascorrendo una vita inerte e inoperosa. Per quanto riguarda le punizioni da sottoporre ai carcerati, i Direttori 'come veri padri di famiglia' sono in diritto di comminarle. La punizione deve domare gli spiriti irrequieti ma non nuocere alla sanita' del corpo ne' avvilire l'anima. A seconda del tipo di infrazione commessa, Volpicella individua una punizione adatta: chi disobeddisce puo' essere tenuto in camere buie per qualche giorno o ricevere solo pane e acqua; chi e' pigro al lavoro puo' essere obbligato a girare la ruota del mulino; a colui che non osserva il silenzio puo' essere lasciato in bocca per qualche ora un pezzo di legno; l'atto di violenza deve essere punito con il corpetto di forza o con la 'repressione verticale', che consiste nel legare il prigioniero al muro impedendogli i movimenti. Saggio di grande interesse, che testimonia la particolare anomalia italiana in campo carcerario, legata alla sua arretratezza in campo industriale. In Italia, infatti, e' venuta a mancare quella fase storica in cui l?istituzione penitenziaria ha svolto una funzione di addestramento al lavoro di fabbrica e di controllo del mercato della forza lavoro. In Italia, il carcere, si e' immediatamente adeguato alla funzione deterrente e terroristica. Cfr. Neppi Modona, La scienza e la colpa, p. 58. ITA

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        Innsbruck - Amras

      . Schloss Amras. Tonlithographie v. A. Podesta aus "Ansichten von Tyrol und Salzburg". München, liter. artist. Anstalt 1838-41, 30 x 39 cm - wir garantieren für die Echtheit. Nebehay-W. 55 / 10. - Selten! -

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        Scharnitz

      . Die Scharnitz. Tonlithographie v. Eberle nach A. Podesta aus "Ansichten von Tyrol und Salzburg". München, liter. artist. Anstalt 1838-41, 27,5 x 43,5 cm - wir garantieren für die Echtheit. Nebehay-W. 55 / 16. - Selten! -

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        The West Indies in 1837; Being the Journal of a Visit to Antigua, Montserrat, Dominica, St. Lucia, Barbados, and Jamaica .,

      Hamilton, Adams, & Co, London 1838 - 8vo. xi,(1),380,xciv,(2)pp. Finely bound in full brown morocco, gilt spine title, decorative endpapers. Errata page present in rear after page xciv. A near fine copy. The stated purpose of the expedition was to ascertain "the actual condition of the Negro population of those islands".Sabin 93264; Beinecke, 837. A second edition appeared the same year with added maps. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Ruy Blas - Les Burgraves EDITION ORIGINALE ENVOI AUTOGRAPHE

      Paris: Delloye , 1838. Fine. Delloye , Paris 1838 - 1843, 14x21,5cm, 2 volumes in-8 reliés en 1. - First edition of Ruy Blas with the title at the Paris and Leipzig, - [FRENCH VERSION FOLLOWS] Edition originale de Ruy Blas avec le titre à l'adresse de Paris et Leipzig, édition originale en premier état sans mention pour Les Burgraves. Reliure de l'époque en demi veau blond, dos à quatre nerfs orné de filets, pointillés dorés et de filets à froid frise à la grecque dorée en pied plats, contreplats et gardes de papier à la cuve. Quelques rousseurs. Envoi autographe signé de Victor Hugo à Madame Mareuil qui a créé le personnage de Casilda dans Ruy Blas. Signature du comédien M. Montdidier (qui créa le Comte de Camporeal) sur la première page de texte. Provenance: de la bibliothèque de Madame Mareuil. Précieux et très bel exemplaire en élégante reliure du temps et comportant une dédicace autographe de Victor Hugo à une comédienne de son entourage  

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        The YOUNG HOUSE-KEEPER or Thoughts on Food and Cookery

      Boston: George W. Light, 1 Cornhill, 1838. Second Stereotype Edition (American Imprints 48761; Axford, p. 431 [for a Charles Strong edition]; Bitting, p. 6 [for the 1849]; Cagle 14 [for the first printing]; Lowenstein 230; Wheaton & Kelly 65). Not in Dyer. Original publisher's green cloth binding with boards stamped in blind & title lettering gilt stamped to spine. Square & tight. Spine sunned. Prior owner signature to ffep & circular blind stamp to title leaf. Usual foxing. A VG - VG+ copy. 424, 8 pp. Publisher list last 8 pages T.p. vignette 12mo. 7" x 4-1/2" Published in Boston in 1838, this volume is both a Cookbook as well as a treatise on diet written by the president and founder of the American Vegetarian Society. It provides information about women's role as a housekeeper in early America as well as advice, recipes, and lofty aspirations regarding proper preparation of meals, following a vegetarian diet, and utilizing a housekeeper's limited time.  While Alcott's beliefs and aspirations are informative about mid-19th century reform, The Young Housekeeper also provides recipes for simple vegetarian meals from chapters such as The Apple, The Pear, and The Cucumber. This volume was produced with the main goal of arming young women with the knowledge and techniques to save time and money in the kitchen, promising to "save every household $100 a year, to be spent on something more worthy of time than eating and drinking". A popular work, the title went through at least twenty editions by 1851. In addition to being an author & the first president of the American Vegetarian Society, Alcott also a physician, teacher, & reformer. He also founded The American Physiological Society in 1837, the world's first physiological society. He wrote a total of 108 books covering subjects such as education reform, design, family life, diet, and physical education. As an active member in the health reform, Alcott believed that vegetarianism helped lead a person to a more spiritual life besides just being better for the body. He remained stringent in his vegetarian diet until his death in 1859 at the age of 60.   Provenance: This book contains the signature and two examples of the circular blindstamp of former owner Charles R. Macivor. Macivor was famous for his association with John Harvey Kellogg. This volume was considered the VeganVegetarian Bible for most of the 19th C and it is no surprise that this edition was in the collection of perhaps the one of the world's most famous individuals regarding the vegetarianvegan movement. Macivor worked at Battlecreek Food Co, with Kellogg from 1929-39, which would become Worthington Foods in 1960. Dr. Kellogg took a liking to Macivor and would form a long and lasting friendship which would spawn an important collection of American Diet history. The Charles Macivor Collection is held by the Center For Adventist Research. This collection mainly contains Charles R. Macivor's personal collections of materials relating to John H. Kellogg and the Battle Creek Sanitarium. It includes numerous correspondence, articles, manuscripts, and a large amount of photographs of Kellogg and the Battle Creek Sanitarium. One main feature of this collection is MacIvor's unfinished book manuscript, The Lord's Physician, a biography of John H. Kellogg from the author's perspective as a personal friend of the doctor. The two men shared a passion for the vegan diet and thought it important to health and sanity.   An important work in the US history of vegetarianism, and in that context, one which comes with an enviable provenance.

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        Handbuch der Cameralchemie zum Gebrauche bei seinen Vorlesungen und zum Selbstunterricht für Cameralisten, Ökonomen, Technolgen, Forstmänner, Fabrikanten und Kaufleute.

      Winters , Heidelberg, 1838.. 1029 Seiten 8° , Halbleder. Handbuch der Cameralchemie zum Gebrauche bei seinen Vorlesungen und zum Selbstunterricht für Cameralisten, Ökonomen, Technolgen, Forstmänner, Fabrikanten und Kaufleute. Erster Band - Ausgabe in 6 Lieferungen ( Vermutlich einzigster erschienener Band ) Schöner Halblederband der Zeit mit Rückentitel. Lederrücken leicht brüchig. Deckel leicht berieben. Vorderdeckel an 2 Stellen auf die darunterliegende Pappe zerrieben ( 50 Centstück und 5 Centstückgröße) Gelenke intakt, Block fest, Vorätze üblich leimfleckig, textsauber ordentlich bei einigen i.d. R. seitlichen Bleistiftanstrichen. Wenige Seiten ( ca. 3 ) stärker fleckig. 050 B

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        Indian Commerce and Russian Intrigue. The Present and Future Prospects of our Indian Empire

      London: Henry Hooper,, 1838. Octavo. Modern brown paper-covered boards, paper label to the spine. Folding map frontispiece. Map browned, text toned, else very good. First and only edition. Uncommon, 7 locations only on Copac, OCLC adds 2 more. Westmacott (1807-41) arrived in Bengal in 1823 as ensign, and was promoted captain in the 37th N.I. in 1833, the following year being made the junior assistant to the agent of the Governor general, North-east Frontier. A scholarly soldier, while in Assam he contributed a number of papers on local history and culture to the Journal of the Asiatic Society of Bengal, also apparently compiling a seven volume regional history, the manuscript of which remains unpublished in the archives of the University of Aberdeen (see Bhattacharya, Approaches to History: Essays in Indian Historiography, p.227). During the First Afghan War, he saw action in the siege and capture of Bharatpur, and was later killed at the recapture of Rikabashi Fort, near Kabul, in 1841. Here Westmacott offers some timely, interesting and, in his case, sadly prophetic "observations on [British] relations with, and the relations subsisting between the various warlike tribes and half-civilized nations on the north, east, and west frontiers of India", and how these may affect the success of Russian efforts to "take advantage of any opening which may offer … Russia is under the walls of Herat - Russian intrigue is at work at Cabool. Let her secure Herat; give her but military or political sway over Cabool, and British influence and British commerce in Central Asia is destroyed, and with it our Indian Empire itself endangered". (Introduction). Excellent detailed map showing "the probable Theatre of War in Northern India and Central Asia", bounded on the western extreme by Tiflis in the north and the Persian Gulf in the south, and at the east by Khokand in the north and Gujerat in the south; criss-crossed with routes, informatively captioned, "36 days journey from Yezd to Dooshak for laden camels", "18 days from Kerman to Herat for a Courier", "Moravief's Route [to Khiva]". Peter Hopkirk's copy with his bookplate to the front pastedown. An attractive contribution to the literature of the Great Game with peerless provenance.

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        Ruy Blas - Le roi s'amuse EDITION ORIGINALE ENVOI AUTOGRAPHE

      Paris & Leipzig pour le premier volume|& Paris pour le second: H. Delloye & Brockhaus et Avenarius pour le premier volume|& Eugène Renduel pour le second, 1838. Fine. H. Delloye & Brockhaus et Avenarius pour le premier volume & Eugène Renduel pour le second, Paris & Leipzig pour le premier volume & Paris pour le second 1838 & 1832, 12,5x21cm, 2 volumes reliés en 1. - first edition for each of two volumes. Bound in red half shagreen, spine raised on four bands set with double gilded nets decorated with double cold boxes and dotted with gold, double gold striping at the head and tail, marbled paper plates, guards and contreplats of handmade paper, sprinkled edges. Signed autograph Victor Hugo leading the half-title page of the first volume: "... my good friend Leon Masson ..." "The King has fun" is full of the frontispiece of Tony Johannot shot China. Some small foxing, nice copy. - [FRENCH VERSION FOLLOWS] Edition originale pour chacun de deux volumes. Reliure en demi chagrin rouge, dos à quatre nerfs sertis de doubles filets dorés orné de doubles caissons à froid ainsi que de pointillés dorés, doubles filets dorés en tête et en queue, plats de papier marbré, gardes et contreplats de papier à la cuve, tranches mouchetées. Envoi autographe signé de Victor Hugo en tête de la page de faux-titre du premier volume : "... à mon excellent ami Léon Masson..." "Le Roi s'amuse" est bien complet du frontispice de Tony Johannot tiré sur Chine. Quelques petites rousseurs, agréable exemplaire.  

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

      G. F. Cruchley, London 1838 - 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. Map. Engraving with hand-coloring. Image measures 18.5 x 38". Comes with 42 page street index and original slipcase.

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        Landscape-Historical Illustrations Of Scotland, And The Waverly Novels: From Drawings By J.M.W. Turner & Descriptions By The Rev. G.N. Wright

      Fisher, Son, & Co, London 1838 - 28 x 22.5 cm. 19 part in 18 issues. First issue in monthly parts with the plates bearing the publisher's imprint, and with the correct publication dates. COHN 729. "Issued originally in 18 parts, in yellow printed wrappers. Six plates to each part, i.e. 108 illustrations among which are thirty-five etchings by G. Cruikshank on eighteen plates, issued contemporaneously with the Waverly Novels; which was also published in two volumes." Last issues contain List of Plates. Some backstrips chipped, covers separating on a few issues, marginal plate toning, bright, sharp images. Orig. cream wrappers, side-stitched wrappers. Very good in fine red cloth portfolio [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

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        Narrative of the Adventures and Escape of Moses Roper, from American Slavery

      London: Darton, Harvey and Darton, 1838. 2nd ed. Hardcover. Good. xii, 108p. Original cloth; backstrip faded to brown. 15cm. Moderate chipping at ends of backstrip. Last text-leaf torn (repaired). Hinges cracked. Modern bookplate on front pastedown. The first edition of this slave narrative was published in 1837. Roper, a light-skinned slave born in North Carolina's Caswell County, reports that his former owner was also his father. Roper notes (in the introduction to this second edition) that a gentleman from Manchester was inspired by the first edition to send "the pecuniary means" for releasing one of Roper's sisters from slavery.

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        [Op. 12/II]. Fantasiestücke Für das Pianoforte Miß Anna Robena Laidlav [!Laidlaw] zugeeignet... Oeuv. 12.1r Heft. Der Abend. Aufschwung. Warum? Grillen. 2r Heft. In der Nacht. Fabel. Traumeswirren. Ende vom Lied. Heft II... Pr. 20 Gr

      Leipzig: Breitkopf & Härtel [PN 5835b]. [February 1838]. Folio. Disbound. [i] (title), 2-19, [i] (blank) pp. Title lithographed, music engraved. Slightly worn; minor to moderate foxing to pp. 7-14; occasional offsetting; publisher's oval handstamp to foot of title. . First Edition, first issue of Book II. Hofmann p. 29. McCorkle p. 51. Not in Hoboken.

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        MUSEE DU CHASSEUR ou collection de toutes les espèces de gibier de poil ou de plume qu’on chasse au fusil, avec la description de leurs caractères, de leurs moeurs, etc.; dirigé par un chasseur naturaliste, et lithographié d’après nature par Victor Adam

      1838. relié. Bon étatDeCollection. Paris, Armand Robin, Editeur, 1838. 2 volumes grand In-8 (26 x 18 cm), demi-basane marron à petits coins, dos à décor romantique et filets dorés. T. I - 2 ff. n. ch., VIII pp., 224 p., 36 planches lithographies et aquarellée erreurs de pagination : p.97 à 104 numérotées deux fois ; la p. 137 devient 157 et p. suivantes pourssuivant l'erreur jusqu'à la p. 224. s ; T. II - 2 ff. n. ch., 227 pp. 36 planches lithographiées et aquarellées ; avec un Supplément de XVI pp. (à la suite de la p. 124). Deux ex-libris sur les gardes. Illustré pour le tome 1 "animaux de bois et de plaine" de 36 planches lithographiées en couleurs h.-texte, 20 pour le gibier à plume, et 16 pour le gibier à poil. Pour le tome 2 "oiseaux aquatique" de 36 planches lithographiées en couleurs h.-texte, 20 pour les oiseaux de rivage, et 16 pour les oiseaux d?'eau. Parmi les gibiers représentés on trouve : le coq de bruyère, l?'alouette, l?'ortolan, la bécasse, le loup, le sanglier, le chamois, le courlis, le pluvier, la bécassine, la macreuse, le canard, la sarcelle, la poule d?'eau, etc. Ce bel ouvrage devient de plus en plus rare, indique Thiébaud, 6.

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        Handbuch der plastischen Chirurgie.

      - Nebst einer Vorrede von J.F. Dieffenbach. - Berlin, G. Reimer, 1838, 8°, XXII, 576 pp., mit 2 fein kolorierten doppelblattgroßen, gefalteten Kupfertafeln und zahlreichen Textholzschnitten, wohlerhaltener Pappband in Lederkassette. Optimum Omnium - Das erste Handbuch der Plastischen Chirurgie - The first textbook devoted soley to plastic surgery - ERSTE AUSGABE des ersten Handbuches der plastischen Chirurgie. Eines der gesuchtesten und seltensten Pionierwerke der Plastischen Chirurgie überhaupt! In einer kleinen Auflage erschienen und im Gebrauch zerschlissenen, sind die wenigen noch existierenden Exemplare in den Händen von Bibliotheken und Sammlern. Der Zeis gilt als praktisch unauffindbar. - Es ist wenig bekannt, daß das Werk ganze Textpassagen aus der Feder von Dieffenbach enthält: "Dieffenbach hatte mir versprochen, mir seine neuesten Operationsverfahren mittheilen zu wollen .als mein Buch in Berlin gedruckt wurde, schaltete er ganze Seiten ein, welche die Beschreibung seiner neuesten Verfahren enthielt . Dieffenbach spricht hier überall von sich in der dritten Person, so dass man glauben musste, ich hätte es geschrieben, und bezog sich dabei an vielen Stellen ( p.314, 318, 321, 334, 338, 390) auf die fünfte Abteilung seiner Chirurgischen Erfahrungen, welche . gleichzeitig mit meinem Handbuch erscheinen sollte . Aber diese fünfte Abteilung ist nicht herausgekommen, und es gehört daher zu den litarischen Curiositäten, dass ein Buch, welches niemals erschienen ist , so oft und mit solcher Bestimmtheit citiert worden ist." Zeis. - Aus Dresden stammend, ging Eduard Zeis (1807-1869) 1844 als Professor der Chirurgie nach Marburg, um später wieder in seiner Heimatstadt tätig zu werden. Zeis gehört zu den Vätern der modernen plastischen Chirugie und sein Handbuch, in dem er alles bis dahin Vorhandene ordnete und zusammenfasste, ist ein Meilenstein der Wiederherstellenden- u. Plastischen Chirurgie das seinen Wert auch in Zukunft behalten wird. " Möge dieses Werk denn wie das des Caspar Taliacotius auf die spätere Nachwelt übergehen." - Dieffenbach. - Der Zeis ist extrem selten, international bekannt und gesucht, der Preis angemessen dem sehr guten Erhaltungszustand des Exemplars. - *Rare First Edition of the first textbook devoted to plastic surgery. " The term p l a s t i c s u r g e ry was first used by E. Zeis in the title of his book published in 1833" - Skinner, Medical terms. In the first chapter Zeis gives his reason for devising and introducing the term " P l a s t i s c h e C h i r u r g i e ". His "Handbuch" is also valuable for containing the first known bibliography and history of plastic surgery in the field (pp. XV - XXXI) which he greatly expanded into a bibliography and history of plastic surgery, published in 1863. With a forword by Dieffenbach. Dieffenbach inserted als whole pages containing descriptions of his most recent techniques. Dieffenbach here refers to himself throughout in the third person, chiefly he refers to the fifth section of his "Chirurgische Erfahrungen". But this fifth section did not appear, and it is a literary curiosity that a book which never has been published is quoted so often and with such exactitude. - Garrison & Morton No.5743.4; Waller 10466; Patterson I, 677; Gabka & Vaubel, 154. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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