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        Galerie des femmes de Shakspeare

      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. H. Delloye Paris s.d. (1838) 17x26cm relié

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        El Pendolista universal. Obra original que contiene el arte de escribir

      New York, Don Jorge W. Halsey, y Hermanos, 1838.. Mit 35 gest. Tafeln. 14 S. HLdr. d. Zt. mit goldgepr. Deckeltitel. 20 x 24 cm. Nash, American Penmanship, p. 277; Rico y Sinobas, Diccionario de calígrafos españoles 233. - Frühes amerikanisches Schreibmeisterbuch, in spanischer Sprache. - Hintere Decke fleckig und lose, Rücken lädiert. Vorsätze stark knittirg. Durchgehend stark gebräunt, tls. auch etwas feuchtfleckig. Mit Erhaltungsmängeln.

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        Dactylismus Ecclesiasticus; edur Fingra-Rím, vidvifjandi Kyrkju-Arsins Tímum

      Copenhagen: P. Jónssyni for S.L. Møller, 1838. New edition, originally published in 1739. 17 full-page woodcuts of hand mnemonics. 256 pp. 1 vols. 12mo. Contemporary thin wooden boards, sheep spine and corners (paper perished). Light wear, early institutional stamp to front blank. Clean and sound. Mnemonic guide to religious and secular dates of the Gregorian calendar using finger counting and rhymes. Cornell/Fiske-Icelandic, p. 18

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        ILLINOIS AND THE WEST, WITH A TOWNSHIP MAP CONTAINING THE LATEST SURVEYS AND IMPROVEMENTS

      Boston: Weeks, Jordan & Co.; Philadelphia: W. Marshall and Co., 1838. 12mo. 255, (1)pp. Folding map with hand-colored outline. Original gilt-stamped purple ribbon-embossed cloth (faded). Scattered light foxing, but a very good copy. First edition. Howes J-184: "500 copies printed." Streeter III, 1465: " An honest and optimistic New England description of the Illinois frontier. Jones recommends immigration to the industrious, but warns that the original southern settlers of the state are a different breed and can be astonished at the New Englander's natural attention to pennies in money matters."

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        THE FORM AND ORDER OF THE SERVICE THAT IS TO BE PERFORMED, AND OF THE CEREMONIES THAT ARE TO BE OBSERVED, IN THE CORONATION OF HER MAJESTY QUEEN VICTORIA, IN THE ABBEY CHURCH OF ST. PETER, WESTMINSTER, ON THURSDAY, THE 28TH OF JUNE 1838. With Tipped-in copy of FORM OF THANKSGIVING AND PRAYER. 1887

      London:: George Eyre and Andrew Spottiswoode,, 1838. First Edition. Very Good++. SIGNED " C. L. RIPON" ON THE TITLE PAGE without personalization (He was then a Bishop of the Church of England). A Very Good++ hardback First Edition First Printing in purple leather binding with gilt lettering spine, gilt decoration covers, all edges gilt, marbled endpapers. Lovely gilt bookplate of Edward Hailstone front paste-down. Bound with "A Form of Thanksgiving and Prayer to the Almighty God, Upon the Completion of Fifty Years of Her Majesty's Reign..." and Tipped-in copy to be used in Church June 21, 1887 and "Certain Other Days..." Clipping "Thanksgiving Prayer for Victory at Waterloo" tipped-in rfep. Mild cover edge wear spine wear. 8vo. 67 pp.

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        The Angler's Hand-book

      London: R. Tyas, 50, Cheapside; J. Menzies, Edinburgh, 1838. First edition. Two hand-colored engraved plates of flies "including many never before figured." Pp. iv, [9]-67, 1 pp. 1 vols. 16mo (113 x 77 mm; 4-1/2 x 3-1/4 inches). Bound in three quarters green levant over marbled boards, spine gilt, t.e.g., with original limp green cloth front cover bound in, by S. Kaufmann. Some light foxing, a few stains to cloth, binding excellent. Bookplate of Dean Sage. A diminutive, popular treatise, first published in 1838. The delightful hand-colored plates display a total of 24 flies. Westwood & Satchell, p. 9; Heckscher 62; Sage p. 9 (This copy)

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        Der Humorist. Jahrgänge 2, 4, 5, und 7 (1838-1843) in 4 voluminösen Bänden.

      Wien, (Grund), 1838 - 1843.. 30 x 23 cm. jahrgang 1838: 888 Seiten + "Allgemeiner Weltkurier" 156 S. + 3 getönte lithogr. Bildbeilagen. - Jahrgang 1840: 1078 Seiten und 5 (meist gefalteten) getönten Bildbeilagen. - Jahrgang 1841: 1068 Seiten und 5 (3 gefaltet) getönten Bildbeilagen. - Jahrgang 1843: 1056 Seiten. Uniforme Halblederbände der Zeit mit Rückenvergoldung und marmorierten Deckeln.. *Bekanntes humoristisches Organ des Vormärz bzw. der Wiener Biedermeierzeit. Hier 4 vollständige Jahrgänge inklusive der meist fehlenden lithographierten Beilagen (Jg. 1843 enthielt offenbar keine Beilagen). Diese (meist doppelblattgroßen) Tafeln enthalten bissige bis witzige politische und zeitbezogene Karikaturen in getönter Lithographie in eindruckvoller künstlerischer Qualität. - Diese Bildbeiagen sind meist nur im Graphikhandel wieder zu finden. - Insgesamt sauber und sehr gut erhalten, nur gelegentlich mit leichter Altersbräunung, Einbanddeckel teils leicht berieben. - [weitere Fotos auf Anfrage verfügbar].

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        Tausend und eine Nacht. Arabische Erzählungen zum ersten Male aus dem arabischen Urtext treu übersetzt von Gustav Weil : Herausgegeben und mit einer Vorhalle von August Lewald : mit 2000 Bildern und Vignetten von F. Gross : komplett 4 Bände : 1838 bis 1841 : ca. 2000 Vignetten und saubere Stahlstiche :

      Stuttgart, Verlag der Classiker 1838.. erste Auflage : 4 Bände Gr.-8 Octav, Halbleder mit Goldprägung auf dem Rücken :. Tausendundeine Nacht ist eine Sammlung morgenländischer Erzählungen und zugleich ein Klassiker der Weltliteratur. Typologisch handelt es sich um eine Rahmenerzählung mit Schachtelgeschichten. Vermutete indische Ursprünge Aus Sicht der frühesten arabischen Leser hatte das Werk den Reiz der Exotik, es stammt für sie aus einem mythischen "Orient". Das Strukturprinzip der Rahmengeschichte sowie einige der enthaltenen Tierfabeln weisen auf einen indischen Ursprung hin und stammen dann vermutlich aus der Zeit um 250. Eine indische Vorlage ist nicht überliefert, was allerdings auch für viele andere indische Texte aus dieser Zeit gilt. So wird zwar ein indischer Ursprung vermutet, dass der Kern der Erzählungen aus Persien stammt, kann aber nicht ausgeschlossen werden. Hinzu kommt, dass zwischen dem indischen und persischen Kulturraum zu jener Zeit enge Beziehungen bestanden.[1] Persische Urfassung Die indischen Erzählungen wurden wahrscheinlich unter der Herrschaft der Sassaniden um 500 ins Mittelpersische übertragen und um persische Märchenerzählungen erweitert.[2][3] Das mittelpersische Buch Tausend Erzählungen (persisch ????? ?????? - haz?r afs?n), der Vorläufer der arabischen Sammlung, ist verschollen, wird aber noch in zwei arabischen Quellen des 10. Jahrhunderts erwähnt. Einige Figuren in Tausendundeine Nacht haben überdies reale Vorbilder aus der persischen Geschichte, zum Beispiel den sassanidischen Großkönig Chosrau I. Da die Sassaniden enge kulturelle Kontakte mit dem spätantiken Mittelmeerraum pflegten, haben vermutlich zu ihrer Zeit auch Elemente griechischer Sagen - etwa der Odyssee - Eingang in den Märchenzyklus gefunden. Übertragung ins Arabische Wahrscheinlich im 8. Jahrhundert, einige Jahrzehnte, nachdem die Araber Persien erobert hatten, entstand die Übersetzung aus dem Persischen ins Arabische, Alf Layla (Tausend Nächte). Dies geschah wahrscheinlich in Mesopotamien, dem alten Zentrum des Sassanidenreichs und Ort der neuen Hauptstadt Bagdad, Sitz der Kalifen. Dabei wurde das Werk zugleich "islamisiert", das heißt mit islamischen Formeln und Zitaten angereichert. Älteste Fragmente sind aus dieser Zeit um 850 erhalten (Chicago Fragment) und finden Erwähnung in der Arabischen Literatur. Um 900 entsteht auch die Schwestersammlung Hundert und eine Nacht (arabisch Mi'at layla wa-layla) im Westen der arabischen Welt. Aus der Zeit um 1150 stammt die erste Erwähnung des arabischen Titels Alf layla wa-layla in einem Notizbuch eines Kairoer Juden.[4][5] Im Laufe der Zeit wurden in die Rahmenerzählung weitere Erzählungen verschiedener Herkunft eingefügt, so aus arabischen Quellen Geschichten um den historischen Kalifen Harun ar-Raschid und im 11. und 12. Jahrhundert phantastische Geschichten aus Ägypten. "Vollständige" Sammlungen, d. h. Sammlungen, in denen ein Geschichtenrepertoire auf 1001 Nächte verteilt war, werden in einer der oben genannten arabischen Quellen des 10. Jahrhunderts erwähnt, aber es ist wenig wahrscheinlich, dass davon mehr erhalten ist als der Geschichtenbestand des Zyklus vom "Kaufmann und Dschinni". Im Lauf der Jahrhunderte wurden jedoch immer wieder von neuem "vollständige" Sammlungen kompiliert, die jedoch rasch desintegrierten. Selbst die berühmte Geschichte von Sindbad war nicht Bestandteil aller Versionen der Sammlung. In der Regel dürften stets nur Bruchstücke der Sammlung im Umlauf gewesen sein, die dann individuell mit anderen Geschichten zu einer neuen vollständigen Sammlung Tausendundeine Nacht zusammengestellt wurden. Somit gibt es für Tausendundeine Nacht keinen geschlossenen Urtext mit einem definierten Autor, Sammler oder Redaktor. Es ist vielmehr eine offene Sammlung mit verschiedenen Bearbeitern, auf die die mündliche Erzähltradition des Orients gewirkt hatte. Bis ins ausgehende 18. Jahrhundert lassen sich Neukompilationen nachweisen. Eine der letzten ist die von dem französischen Orientalisten H. Zotenberg als solche erkannte Ägyptische Rezension (ZÄR), von der bald nach 1800 einige Handschriften nach Europa gelangten, u. a. durch Joseph von Hammer, der 1806 in Konstantinopel eine französische Übersetzung anfertigte, die jedoch nie gedruckt wurde (dt. Übersetzung durch Zinserling, s. u.). Handschriften dieser Rezension waren auch die Vorlagen der Druckausgaben von Boulaq 1835 und Calcutta 1839-1842, deren Text wegen seiner Qualität und seiner (scheinbaren) Vollständigkeit lange Zeit als der authentische Text galt. Der älteste erhaltene arabische Text ist die Galland-Handschrift, die frühestens um 1450 entstanden ist. Es handelt sich um einen Torso, der mitten in der 282. Nacht abbricht, benannt nach dem französischen Orientalisten Antoine Galland (1646-1715), der diese Handschrift 1701 erworben hatte. Galland publizierte ab 1704 eine französische Adaptation der Geschichtensammlung und leitete so die europäische Rezeption der Tausendundeinen Nacht ein. Die Handschrift gelangte nach seinem Tod 1715 in den Besitz der Bibliotheque du Roi, der heutigen Französischen Nationalbibliothek. Nach der durch Galland beginnenden Orient-Rezeption in Europa kam es zu dem paradoxen Vorgang, dass europäische Kompilationen (inklusive der "entschärfenden" Bearbeitungen) wieder zurück ins Arabische übersetzt wurden und so die arabische Tradition selbst beeinflussten.[6] 2010 gab die Orientalistin Claudia Ott bekannt, in der Tübinger Universitätsbibliothek eine bisher unbekannte arabische Handschrift vermtl. aus der Zeit um 1600 entdeckt zu haben, die in praktisch unmittelbarer Fortsetzung der Galland-Handschrift mit der 283. Nacht einsetzt und bis zur 542. Nacht reicht.[6] Inzwischen wurde bekannt, dass Claudia Ott noch 2010 in Andalusien im Aga Khan Museum die bislang älteste erhaltene Kompilation der Scheherazad-Geschichten finden konnte. Hundert und eine Nacht, die kleine Schwester der großen Geschichtensammlung, die im Magreb und im maurischen Andalusien entstand. Sie datiert von 1234.[7] Inhalt : Prinz Kamar es-Saman, Prinzessin Budur und die Ifritin Maimune, Illustration von Franz von Bayros zu einer gekürzten Übersetzung, Berlin 1913. Schahriyar, König einer ungenannten Insel "zwischen Indien und Kaiserreich China", ist so schockiert von der Untreue seiner Frau, dass er sie töten lässt und seinem Wesir die Anweisung gibt, ihm fortan jede (in einigen Versionen: jede dritte) Nacht eine neue Jungfrau zuzuführen, die jeweils am nächsten Morgen ebenfalls umgebracht wird. Nach einiger Zeit will Scheherazade, die Tochter des Wesirs, die Frau des Königs werden, um das Morden zu beenden. Sie beginnt, ihm Geschichten zu erzählen; am Ende der Nacht ist sie an einer so spannenden Stelle angelangt, dass der König unbedingt die Fortsetzung hören will und die Hinrichtung aufschiebt. In der folgenden Nacht erzählt Scheherazade die Geschichte weiter, unterbricht am Morgen wieder an einer spannenden Stelle, usw. Nach tausendundeins Nächten hat sie ihm in den orientalischen Druckfassungen drei Kinder geboren, und der König gewährt ihr Gnade. In der ebenfalls aus dem Orient stammenden Schlussfassung der Druckausgabe Breslau 1824-1843 hat sie dem König das Unrecht seines Tuns vor Augen geführt und ihn "bekehrt"; er dankt Gott, dass er ihm Scheherazade gesandt hat, und feiert eine richtige Hochzeit mit ihr (Kinder kommen in dieser Fassung nicht vor). Dieser Schluss findet sich auch in Habichts deutscher Übersetzung (Breslau 1824). Galland hatte keine Textvorlage für seine eher schlichte Ausformung des Schlusses, die aber alles in allem der des Breslauer Druckes am ehesten entspricht (der König bewundert Scheherazade, rückt innerlich ab von seinem Schwur, seine Frau nach der Hochzeitsnacht töten zu lassen, und gewährt ihr Gnade); in einem Brief von 1702 skizziert er jedoch bereits dieses Ende der Tausendundeinen Nacht, das er wohl durch seine Freunde kannte, die ihn überhaupt erst auf die Existenz der Sammlung hingewiesen hatten. (quelle:wikipedia) : Stempel von Peter Johann Bapt. im ersten Band : Einbände berieben, Gelenke aussen am Leder gebrochen, stockfelckig, Schnitt gebräunt, bei Band 1 liegen die ersten drei Blätter lose, gerne senden wir Ihnen weitere Fotos und Informationen : der Gesamteindruck dieser Bände ist GEBRAUCHT : GUT -

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        VIEWS IN INDIA: Chiefly Among the Himalaya Mountains.

      A BEAUTIFULLY ILLUSTRATED EARLY RESOURCE London [1838] - Fisher. Green gilt-stamped leather, very good,small folio, 94p., frontispiece, 37 fine engravings, someminor foxing, all edges gilt, vignette, small folio, 25 x 31cm. R A R E Color scans available for this book on request. Description content 2015Copyright Rare Oriental Books Co.

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        Sketches on the Danube,

      1838. first edition. One of the Rarest of all Hand Colored Lithograph BooksThe Magnificent Donaueschingen CopyHERING, George Edwards, and [PYNE, J.B., lithographer]. Sketches on the Danube, in Hungary and Transylvania by George Hering. London, [1838]. First edition, one of a very few publishers colored copies with the plates mounted on card. Complete with the original printed list of plates (21 1/4 inches x 14 1/4 inches; 539 x 286 mm.).Large folio (21 13/16 x 17 3/4 inches; 554 x 456 mm.): average plate size 15 x 11 inches; 380 x 280 mm.).Hand-colored engraved title (mounted on card), engraved list of plates and twenty-six very finely hand-colored lithograph plates, all mounted on card and heightened with gum arabic. Two of the twenty-six plates have two separate images making a total of twenty-nine hand colored lithographs.Housed in the original publisher's portfolio of quarter red russia over pebbled green cloth boards with the original red morocco label on front cover which is lettered in gilt "Hering's Sketches / On The Danube, / In / Hungary and Transylvania", original yellow paste-downs and flaps. With the library stamp of "Furstenberg Hopbibliothek Donaueschingen" on the lower margin (recto) of the list of plates. The third plate has some very minor foxing in the sky otherwise this is an exceptionally fine copy, the plates are clean and crisp with bright and vivid colors and are in pristine condition. We know of only two other copies with the plates hand-colored and mounted on card - the one that was owned by Major J.R. Abbey and the copy in the Bobins Collection. The present (Donaueschingen) copy was purchased new in 1838 and was included in the purchase of the complete Donaueschingen Library in 1999.These wonderful views illustrate Hering's tour to Hungary and Transylvania along the Danube River in 1835 (present day Serbia and Romania), countries then little known to the English. They show the scenery, architecture and peoples living along the Danube. The work is dedicated to Count Szenchenyi, the leading Hungarian light of his day. Thirty plates were envisaged, at a subscriber's cost of four guineas (plain) and ten guineas (hand-colored and mounted on card) but only 27 plates were ever issued and are the complete complement. Abbey Travel, 79 (colored copy)."Published by McLean at £4. 4s. uncoloured, half bound, and £10. 10. coloured, mounted, in a portfolio." (Abbey)."In the same year [1838] Sketches on the Danube, by George Hering, was published by M,Lean, with twenty-six plates lithographed for Day and Hague, nearly all by J.B. Pyne, with a few by Catterson Smith." (Hardie).The plates run from the Castle of Presburg (present Bratislava in Slovakia), Prince Esterhazy's Castle of Forchenstein, the gate of Kremnitz; the Valley of the Five Lakes in the Tatra (the most northern part of the Carpathians); Peasants of Hadad - Transylvania; Belgrade; Orsova on the borders of Turkey; the Roman Temple - Demsus, and The Castle of Vayda Hunyad in Transylvania. Also the untinted lithographic dedication plate to the Hungarian count, Szenchenyi is present.The plates:1. Lithographed title. (Theben)2. The Danube from the Castle of Presburg.3. Market Place of Oedenburg.4. Prince Esterhay's Castle of Forchenstein.5. The Danube fom the ruins of Wissegrad, between Presburg amd Pest.6. Pest.7. Schemnitz from the Castle.8. Dyetwar Peasant / Wallachian Peasant (Hungarian Peasants).9. The Gate of Kremnitz.10. Betsko Castle - Valley of the Waag.11. Slavack Peasants near Neushol.12. Trentschin Castle - Valley of the Waag.13. The Valley of the Five Lakes in the Tatra (the most northern part of the Carpathians).14. The Castle of Arva, on the borders of Galicia.15. Peasant Girl of Sieber / Wallachian Peasant of Orsova.16. The Cavern at Aggtelek.17. Tokey on the Theis.18. The Puszta or Plains of Hungary.19. Peasants of Hadad - Transylvania.20. Belgrade.21. The Danube near Kazan, between Servia and the military frontiers.22. Orsova - on the borders of Turkey.23. The Hercules Baths at Mehadia.24. Iron Gate Pass between Hungary amd Transylvania - Wallachian Peasants.25. Roman Temple - Demsus.26. The Castle of Vayda Hunyad in Transylvania.George Edwards Hering (1805-1879) was born in London. His German father who was a bookbinder passed away when George was quite young. His first job was as a clerk in a bank, but the young George soon took up art as his profession. In 1829 Hering studied in the art school at Munich, and Lord Erskine sent him with letters of introduction to Venice. After about two years there, he traveled in Italy, and round the Adriatic to Constantinople and Smyrna. On his return to Rome he met John Paget, and with Paget and a Mr. Sanford went on a tour through Hungary and Transylvania (present day among the Carpathian mountains. Hering settled in London, where he practiced as a landscape-painter for the rest of his life, paying occasional visits to Italy. John Paget published an account of his Hungarian tour with illustrations by Hering, and Hering on his return to England published in 1838 a companion volume of Sketches on the Danube, in Hungary and Transylvania. The book served to attract the interest of the British public to the region, little-known at the time to Western Europe.Hering specialized in Italian scenery, particularly with lakes. In 1836 he first exhibited at the Royal Academy, sending The Ruins of the Palace of the Cæsars, Rome, and was a regular contributor from that time to the Academy and to the British Institution. In 1841 he exhibited a painting of Amalfi, which, through Samuel Rogers, was purchased by Albert, Prince Consort; it was engraved by Edward Goodall for the The Art Journal in 1856, and a similar painting of Capri, also purchased for the royal collection, was engraved for the same journal by Robert Brandard. Hering painted some Scottish scenes which are noteworthy. A picture of Tambourina was engraved for him by Charles George Lewis. In 1847 he published a set of twenty colored lithographs, The Mountains and Lakes in Switzerland, the Tyrol, and Italy. He died in London in 1879. His wife was also an artist, and exhibited at the Royal Academy in 1853 and 1858Abbey, Scenery, 79; Martin Hardie. English Coloured Books, p.247; Bobins. The Exotic and the Beautiful, the World in Color volume II, # 435.

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        Scotland Illustrated in a Series of Views Taken Expressly for This Work (2 vols)

      George Virtue, London 1838 - 2 volumes, Plates throughout. Original full morocco and gilt binding. A handsome set. Size: 4to [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        History of the Indian Tribes of North America. With biographical sketches and anecdotes of the principal chiefs

      Philadelphia: Greenough [and] Rice & Clark, [1838-1844] - A handsome set, with original wrappers, of this landmark of American publishing history, “one of the most costly and important ever published on the American Indians” (Field). In 1816 James Madison named Thomas McKenney superintendent of Indian trade, and in 1824 he became the first head of the Bureau of Indian Affairs. For years he worked tirelessly to promote Indian-American relations, championing the cause of the Indians and seeking to preserve a record of their vanishing cultures. His collaborator was Illinois jurist and author James Hall. In 1821 James Monroe invited 17 Indian leaders to Washington, in order to demonstrate the wealth and power of the United States and thereby promote peace. At McKenney’s order, leading artists including Charles Bird King painted portraits of these men, and over the coming decade they executed scores of portraits of members of more than twenty American Indian tribes visiting Washington on official business. These portraits formed the heart of the government’s National Indian Portrait Gallery, first housed at the War Department and later transferred to the Smithsonian. The Smithsonian fire of 1865 destroyed all but the handful of paintings now at the White House. As a result, these volumes form our only records of the likenesses of many of the most prominent Indian leaders of the century. In 1830 McKenney, having been dismissed by Andrew Jackson, began to plan for the publication of the paintings and a series of biographies, often based on McKenney’s own interviews with the subjects. The magnitude of the project was overwhelming. The work’s great cost and complexity required that it be brought out over time, and several printers and lithographers took part in the project until its completion by Rice and Clark in 1844. Smaller format editions appeared in later years to make the set accessible to a wider audience. The title-pages are in the following BAL states: Vol. I state C, Vol. II state A, Vol. III state A. Over the past 150 years, the folio editions of McKenney and Hall have naturally attracted considerable attention and handling from collectors, lovers of history and ethnology, and print dealers. As a result, most sets have been badly damaged, rebound, and heavily restored, and copies of this work typically evidence heavy reading and thumbing. It is unusual to encounter so many of the parts in original wrappers and with the plates brilliantly colored. Three volumes. Folio. 120 hand-colored lithographs. Volume 1 in contemporary half red morocco; volumes 2 and 3 in original parts in wrappers, 3 plates supplied from another copy. Some wear including chipping and closed tears. Foxing. Wrappers restored, a few in facsimile. A handsome, fresh set with brilliant, vivid hand-coloring, with most parts in original wrappers. Half morocco cases. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Schloss Amras.

      München, literarisch-artistische-Anstalt, 1838-41.. Altkolorierte Lithografie mit Tonplatte, Bildausschnitt 28 x 44 cm, Blattgr. 37 x 55 cm.. Nebehay-Wagner 55/10. Aus dem recht seltenen Werk "Ansichten von Tyrol und Salzburg nach Originalzeichnungen von Auer, Richter, Podesta und Andern"; hübsche Ansicht von Schloss Ambras mit dem Dorf Amras; hier in einer Variante ohne Verlags- und Zeichnerangabe; breitrandig und gut erhalten.

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        TA., Dogenpalast.

      . Lithographie a. a. Chinap. v. Fr. Hohe / L.S. Tröndlin n. Wilhelm Geil, 1838, 40 x 51. Blick aus der Gallerie des Dogenpalastes zur Insel "Isola di S. Giorgio Maggiore". Im Vgr., inmitten einer prächtigen, v. Säulen eingefaßten Vorhalle ( der Gallerie ), debattierende Dogen. - Das Blatt ist auch gerahmt am Lager. Preis 650.- Euro

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        Abhandlung über die Diagnose und Behandlung der Brust-Krankheiten. Krankheiten der Lunge und der Luftröhre. Aus dem Englischen von Gerhard von dem Busch.

      Heyse, Bremen 1838 - ( Erste deutsche Ausgabe ) XXIV, 844 Seiten, 1 Blatt, Ohldr mit goldgeprägtem Einbandrücken und farbigem Rückenschildchen, 8° ( 22 x 13,5 cm ). Einband stärker berieben, Ecken und Kanten bestoßen, Vorderdeckel mit Fehlstelle am Bezug zur oberen rechten Ecke hin. Innen Vorsätze etwas leimschattig, wenige Seiten etwas angeknickt, sonst guter Zustand. ( Gewicht 850 Gramm ) ( Pic erhältlich // webimage available ) [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Wanderungen durch Thüringen. Mit 30 Stahlstichen

      Leipzig, Georg Wigand, [ca. 1838). Hard Cover. 291 S. Mit 30 Stahlstichen. (= Das malerische und romantische Deutschland, Bd. 4). Gr.-8vo. HLdr. d. Zt. mit reicher RVergold. (Romantikereinband) u. königl. Supralibros "F. R.". Die von Appleton, Hollis, Le Keux, Martini, Payne, Rauschenfels, Varrall u. a. nach Zeichnungen von Otto Wagner gestochenen Tafeln (vereinzelt etw. stockfleckig od. gebräunt) zeigen Ansichten von Meiningen, Suhl, Schleusingen, Rudolstadt, Naumburg, Jena, Erfurt, Gotha, Altenstein, Arnstadt u. a. - Rückenkanten etw. berieben, Ecken bestoßen, Bezugsstoff an den Rändern etw. aufgehellt u. mit kl. Nagelspur (vorn). Im Innern stellenw. gering stockfleckig. 2 Prägestempel (mit Supralibros identisch) auf Reihen- u. Haupttitel. Gutes Exemplar.

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        Ruy Blas - Les Burgraves

      First edition of Ruy Blas with the title at the Paris and Leipzig, Delloye Paris 1838 - 1843 14x21,5cm 2 volumes in-8 reliés en 1

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        Holländische Flußlandschaft mit einem Haus rechts und zwei Figuren.

      - Feder und Pinsel in Braun, braun laviert, über Bleistift und Kohle, auf chamoisfarbenem festem Velin, rechts unten monogrammiert „WB.". 24,5:24,7 cm. Nach einer kurzen Ausbildung bei Jonxis arbeitete der Landschaftsmaler Bilders – im übrigen Vater und Lehrer von A.G. Bilders (1838-1865), einem der Vertreter der Haager Schule – im wesentlichen autodidaktisch weiter und studierte die Natur in direkter Anschauung vor Ort. Reisen führten ihn auch nach Deutschland, Ansichten vom Schwarzwald, Drenthe und Groningen sind zu belegen. 1830-1833 als Freiwilliger Soldat. Tätig war er zuerst in seiner Geburtsstadt, später zog er nach Amsterdam, von häufigen Aufenthalten seit 1842 in Ooesterbeeck unterbrochen, wo er sich 1852 endgültig niederließ. In diesem Ort, der den Namen „das holländische Barbizon erhielt" hatte sich eine „Künstlerkolonie" gebildet, um Bilders selbst scharten sich mehrere Schüler, einer davon war der bekannte Maler A. Mauve (1838-1888). Bilders zählt wohl zu den bekannten holländischen Malern, die der Haager Schule vorausgingen, wenn auch in seinen Arbeiten eine mehr romantische Stimmung anklingt.

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        The Pictorial Edition of the Works of Shakespere [Shakespeare]

      London: Charles Knight. 1st Edition. Hardcover. FIRST EDITION of Knight's beautiful and influential edition of Shakespeare, profusely illustrated throughout. In exquisite calf gilt bindings by Broca and Kaufman. Charles Knight's "early passion for Shakespeare resulted ultimately in an elaborately illustrated edition of the dramatist (the so-called Pictorial Shakespeare), original printed in fifty-five installments (1838-43) and then collected in eight volumes… Although intended for a popular audience, Knight's edition is a work of serious scholarship, gathering together in its extensive apparatus commentary on the textual, historical, and theatrical aspects of each play. Every drama begins with an 'Introductory Notice,' 'Historical Illustrations' being appended to the text of each ace, and concludes with a 'Supplementary Notice' that is essentially interpretive. In his commentary Knight ranges over a number of concerns - discussions of the text, sources, literary criticism, costuming,m medieval architecture, dating, the historicity of the events and characters dramatized, aspects of performance, and the like… After the considerable labour of this ambitious project, Knight foliowed up with a biography of Shakespeare" (Charles Forker). London: Charles Knight, 1838-43. Octavo (7x10 inches), contemporary polished calf, elaborately gilt-decorated spines with leather labels, gilt-ruled boards, gilt dentlelles, marbled endpapers, tope edges gilt. Just a touch of superficial rubbing to some binding extremities; generally a fine set, very handsomely bound.

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        Report of Commissioners for Superintending the Improvement of the River Saint Lawrence

      Toronto, Canada 1838 - Toronto: Printed at the Patriot Office, [1838]. pp. [133]-160, [2], 161-167, [1]. Collation: 34-422. It's possible that this pamphlet was part of a larger work. Sewn gatherings, the thread now gone, no wrapper. Wove paper, small pieces missing from the top right of the preliminary leaves and the last 2 leaves. Addressed to His Excellency Sir Francis Bond Head, Lieutenant Governor of Upper Canada, the report was submitted by the Office of the Commissioners at Cornwall on 1 January 1838 by Jonas Jones, the President of the Board. The report consists of the minutes of the Saint Lawrence Commission in 1837 with letters from engineers and contractors, statement of expenditures (1834-7), and estimates of expenses for the completing the work on the Saint Lawrence Canals. Not recorded by Fleming's Upper Canadian Imprints, 1801-1841. The only other copy of this imprint is located at the Thomas Fisher Rare Book Library, University of Toronto.

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        Excursions in The Abruzzi and Northern Provinces of Naples. 2 volume set

      London Richard Bentley 1838. G+ : in Good condition plus with marbled eps. Cover lightly scuffed. Browning to prelims. Heraldic book-plate on paste-downs. Signature of previous owner on fep [First Edition] Half leather marbled board cover 220mm x 140mm (9" x 6"). vii, 317pp; viii, 347pp. 4 plates. Book-plate of Edward Blore with his signature on fep.

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        Pictorial Silk Broadside: 'New-York, Albany and Troy Steam Boat Line! Through in Nine Hours, Including all Landings!

      Albany:: Richard H. Pease,. 1838.. Very good overall. A commemorative silk broadside for the Hudson River steamer 'Albany' , which had just been built in the winter of 1838, here under the command of Captain J. G. Jenkins. The 'Albany' ran between Albany and New York, and as the ad boasts "this splendid steam boat is 289 feet in length - 28 feet beam, and can accomodate one thousand passengers. Rebuilt in the winter of 1838". "Pease sc. Albany" just beneath the image. The printer was Richard H. Pease, owner of Pease's Temple of Fancy, a noted 19th century Albany variety store and printing operation. Pease printed what is considered the first Christmas card in America in 1851 (only one of which exists, at the Manchester Metropolitan Museum in England) as well as printing the hand colored lithographs of fruit for Ebenezer Emmons?'s book 'Agriculture of New York State', published between 1846 and 1854. In 1819 there were only nine steamboats in operation on the Hudson River. The monopoly was dissolved in 1824 following the landmark Gibbons v. Ogden Supreme Court case, opening New York waters to all competitive steam navigation companies. By 1840, customers could choose from more than 100 in service. This Steamboat and Captain were advertised in the press of the 1840s as paired with Captain Gorham of the "Troy". Captain Jenkins had a long career, working on the Philadelphia route in the 1820s; there followed a long career on the Hudson. The captain's names seem to be invoked as a reassurance for the traveling public, as there were often fires on the steamboats. Some damp markings at edge, and white mark near the date at the bottom of the broad side. the image of the steam boat itself is bright and clean. Printed in black on pale silver colored silk. 15 x 9".

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

      London: Richard Bentley,, 1838. 3 volumes, octavo. Bound by Bayntun Riviere in crushed red morocco, raised bands, titles and decorations to compartments gilt, portrait medallion centrepiece to front boards and facsimile signature to rear board gilt, top edges gilt, others untrimmed, richly gilt turn-ins, marbled endpapers. Housed in a red cloth slipcase. Half-title and 3 advertisement leaves to Volume I. 24 etched plates by George Cruikshank including the "Fireside" plate (facing p. 313 in vol. III). Margins of text block slightly toned, occasional light spotting to pages, and mild dampstains to upper fore margin of the last 25 leaves of Volume II. An excellent set. First edition, first issue with Boz title pages and the Fireside plate. Walter E. Smith explains the bibliographical details in Charles Dickens in the Original Cloth: "when Bentley decided to publish Oliver in book form before its completion in his periodical, Cruikshank had to complete the last few plates in haste. Dickens did not review them until the eve of publication and objected to the Fireside plate ("Rose Maylie and Oliver" [the final plate in vol. III])... Dickens had Cruikshank design a new plate [the Church plate] which retained the same title ... This Church plate was not completed in time for incorporation into the early copies of the book, but it replaced the Fireside plate in later copies... Dickens not only objected to the Fireside plate, but also disliked having "Boz" on the title page. He voiced these objections prior to publication and the plate and title page were changed between November 9 [publication date] and 16.

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        Oliver Twist. Or, The Parish Boy's Progress. By "Boz". In Three Volumes

      Richard Bentley, London, 1838., 1838. FIRST EDITION, FIRST ISSUE, with the later removed 'Fireside' plate to vol. 3, and "Boz" cited as author to title pages. 3 volumes; 12mo. Illustrated with 24 plates by Cruikshank. Light foxing, very occasional marking. Original publisher's brown cloth gilt, variant with Bentley's name at base of spine. Worn to extremities, professional and rather old repairs to spines. Old professional respine to volume I. Some staining and soiling to boards, a little chipping, a respectable, durable set. Half titles and ads present where called for. Internally clean, some minor toning and foxing here and there, glazed yellow endpapers, ink ownership to flyleaves. An affordable and strong first issue copy of a classic. Dickens' classic second novel, published one year after 'The Pickwick Papers', which publicised the various hypocrisies and contemporary social evils, including the workhouse, child labour and the recruitment of children as criminals. Full of greed and corruption, sarcasm and dark humour, 'Oliver Twist' featured a host of immortal characters including Fagin, Bill Sikes, The Artful Dodger and of course, Oliver. Eckel, p.59-62. Podeschi; Gimbel Catalogue [A27], Grolier Exhibition [69], Suzannet Catalogue [39]. BMC No.271, 'The Great Illustrators', Collins; Dickens and Crime (1962).

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        The History of the Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire. With Notes by the Rev. Milman

      London: John Murray, 1838., 1838. 12 volumes; 8vo. (23 x 42 cm). Later, circa 1900, light brown calf with twin, burgundy and orange, title labels and delicate gilt tooling to spines, matching cloth boards, marbled end papers, top edges gilt. Folding maps. Little browning to maps; boards dusty, binding very lightly rubbed. A very attractive set.

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        Report From The Select Committee On Transportation; Together With The Minutes Of Evidence, Appendix, And Index Ordered, by the House of Commons, to be Printed, 3 August 1838.

      Great Britain, House of Commons, 1838. . First Edition; Foolscap Folio; pp. xlix, 330 plus 44 page index; appendix, complete with errata slip; contemporary quarter cloth binding, title lettered in gilt on spine, bookplate of Rubert Clarke (1865-1926) to front endpaper, foxing to endpapers and title page, boards bumped, a good copy. A very rare first edition. Ferguson 2500 records only the George Mackaness copy. The Select committee, made up of Sir William Molesworth, Lord John Russell, Sir George Grey, Mr. Leader, Mr. Ward, Mr. Hawes, Mr. Ord, Lord Viscount Howick, SiC Thomas Fremantle, Mr. Francis Baring (Thetford), Sir Robert Peel, Mr. Charles Buller, Lord Viscount Ebrington, Sir Charles Lemon and Mr. French, were appointed to inquire into the System of Transportation, its Efficacy as a Punishment, its Influence on the Moral State of Society in the Penal Colonies, and how far it is Susceptible of Improvement. A second printing (Ferguson 2501) was issued on the 16th August 1838, thirteen days after this edition. Evidence was given by the Very Rev. William Ullathorne, D. D., Sir Edward Parry (Arctic Explorer, then Superintendent of the Australian Agricultural Company at Port Stephens), Major Thomas L. Mitchell, Major Thomas Wright, John Marshall, James Macarthur, and others.

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        Ansicht der Burgruine Königstein im Taunus.

      . Bleistift, auf Velin, rechts unten bezeichnet und datiert "Königstein d 23 October 1838", verso bezeichnet "Schloss u. Pulverthurm auf der Festung Königstein i.T. Nach der Natur gez. v. Friedrich Eugen Peipers 1838". 30:45 cm. Die Burg Königstein, zu Beginn des 13. Jahrhunderts errichtet, war ursprünglich im Besitz der Herren von Münzenberg, seit dem 15. Jahrhundert unter Verwaltung der Eppsteinischen Linie. Die Grafen von Stolberg bauten die Wehranlage zur Festung aus, die 1793 von den Franzosen eingenommen und 1796 gesprengt wurde.. Peipers studierte von 1825-1828 in Bonn Philologie und Mathematik. Er kam 1828 nach Frankfurt am Main und war dort als Maler an verschiedenen Schulen, 1842-1860 auch am Städelschen Kunstinstitut als Zeichenlehrer tätig. Die Motive für seine Bilder und Zeichnungen fand er in Frankfurt und dessen Umgebung, dem Taunus, den Rhein-, Nahe-, Lahn- und Moselgegenden. Das Städel besitzt von ihm eine Ölstudie mit einem Motiv aus Schneidhain im Taunus, die 1837 entstanden ist (Inv. Nr. SG 213).

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        Journal Historique du Siège de la Ville et de la Citadelle de Turin en 1706 avec le rapport le rapport officiel des opérations de l'artillerie. Édition revue sur les originaux, augmentée de lettres inédites, ornée de six plans et du portrait de l'auteur.

      imprimerie Royale,, Turin, 1838 - Cm. 27,5, pp. xii, 354. Ritratto dell'autore all'antiporta e 6 tavole f.t. in litografia ripiegate relative alla distribuzione dell'artiglieria e alla localizzazione delle mine (l'ultima tavola è una pianta di Torino durante l'assedio del 1706). Solida ed elegante legatura ottocentesca in mezza pelle verde, dorso liscio con titoli e fregi romantici in oro. Conservata all'interno la brossura editoriale. Esemplare genuino ed assai marginoso, in ottimo stato di conservazione. Si tratta della migliore edizione di quest'opera. [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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

      New York: Wiley and Putnam. 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. .

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        Innenhof eines Frauenklosters mit romanischer und gotischer Architektur, mit drei Nonnen.

      - Aquarell, über leichter Bleistiftskizze und mit wenigen Deckweißhöhungen, mit schwarzer Tuschlinie umrandet, auf Velin, links unten signiert und datiert „Sim: Quaglio 1838". 14,4:11,3 cm. Auf Albumblatt montiert. Von tadelloser Farbfrische. Simon Quaglio war als Maler und Lithograph in München tätig. Er war Schüler seines Vaters Joseph (1747-1828) und seines Bruders Angelo I. (1778-1815). Er war in seiner Zeit der maßgebliche Hoftheater- und Dekorationsmaler in München. Aquarelle Quaglios mit miniaturhaft fein ausgeführten Architekturbildern befinden sich in Münchner öffentlichen Sammlungen.

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        Lithographic Sketches of the Public Characters of Calcutta

      GRANT, C[olesworthy]. Lithographic Sketches of the Public Characters of Calcutta. Published in the "India Review," "India Medical-" "Calcutta Monthly," and "Bengal Sporting" Journals, the "Calcutta Christian Observer," and "Indian Sporting Review." 1838-1850. Letterpress title page and ninety-one lithographic plates [?of one hundred and fifty-four], some on India paper mounted. Tall 8vo., 253 x 175 mm, bound in modern calf-backed marbled boards. Calcutta: W. Thacker and Co., n.d. [1850]. |~||~||~||~||~|$2500.00 An extremely interesting collection of well-executed portrait studies including the great - the Earl of Auckland, Sir Charles Napier - the good - the Bishops of Madras and Calcutta - and those of less easily summarized reputation - Eldred Pottinger, General Avitabile - together with a gathering of sporting, literary, military, legal and other local notables. COPAC records the BL copy only with 154 plates, OCLC has Yale, Cornell, and Minnesota citing 107 plates, whilst the record for the Cornell copy on RLIN appears to indicate that it has 102 plates. NSTC notes only the Library of Congress copy whose own record has plate count of 124. From the above it seems fairly certain that this was a nonce publication gathering together whatever plates were at hand behind the not particularly revealing title page, there is no contents leaf or index, only the LC record seems to suggest that there ever was any other text. Some staining and browning, but overall an acceptable copy of a very rare book.

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        Hind, Hindoostan or India by L.S. de la Rochette

      London, 1838. Copper engraving, 72 x 54 cms, original hand colour, blank verso; from Wyld's New General Atlas. Map

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        The Art of Deer-Stalking; illustrated by a narrative of a few days' sport in the Forest of Atholl, with some account of the Nature and Habits of Red Deer, and a short description of the Scotch Forests

      London: John Murray, 1838. First edition. Illustrated by engravings and lithographs after paintings by Edwin and Charles Landseer and by the author. Extra-illustrated with 24 additional engravings. 1 vols. 8vo. Full green morocco, spine gilt. Headcap repaired, hinges repaired, else very good (some toning and occasional light foxing). Extra-Illustrated Classic The first edition of "a famous book, showing how this fascinating sport was carried on with the aid of deerhounds before modern rifles were introduced. It seems a pity that such noble animals as Scotch deerhounds and Irish wolfhounds cannot now be put to their natural use" (Schwerdt). From the library of James van Alen.

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        Manuscript - Court Documents - Bank of Wooster Vs Bentley Estate

      Ohio, 1838. County of Richland, State of Ohio, 1838-1843. Three Manuscript Documents from the Court of Common Pleas, each a very unique case, one being a claim made by the Bank of Wooster in Wayne County, one being a lien against personal property, and one dealing with an historic estate of the Bentleys of Ohio. Folio. 3 single leafs, each with clerk's filing annotations to verso. Some age-toning, one document reinforced at a single fold, otherwise all are in very good original condition, retaining a strong impression. Court Date: 28 March 1838. Court of Common Pleas, Richland County. Request for adjournment to properly settle the estate of wealthy merchant Baldwin Bentley, made under oath, by his executor Robert Bentley. The document reads as follows: "This day personally came Robert Bentley one of the Executors of the Estate of Baldwin Bentley deceased, in open court and made solemn oath that the estate of the testator was an extensive one which they have been unable to settle up in the time allowed them by issuing a proper degree of diligence, That some of the debts coming to the Estate have very recently due and are now in suit but not collected. That many of the debts coming to the Estate are in judgment but not paid on account of the difficulty of raising money at this time by sales on execution, That the estate cannot be correctly & fully settled up without the allowance of further time to the Executor to make settlement... Further time given until next November term this Court." Baldwin Bentley, the deceased and owner of the estate in question here, was a prosperous merchant in Mansfield, but died at the early age of 26. His son was named Robert Bentley, but would have been only three years of age at the this time, suggesting that the executer Robert Bentley was perhaps a brother of the deceased, for whom his son was named. Genealogical research is warranted. The father of the deceased was General Baldwin Bentley, a foremost settler of Richland County, an officer in the War of 1812, a Major General in the militia, an Associate Judge in the Court of Common Pleas, and a member of the Ohio State Senate. General Baldwin Bentley and his brothers, many of whom were also settlers in Ohio, are lineal ancestors of the tribe of Benjamin back to William the first, whom have been recorded as early as 1679 in the colony of Rhode Island, where all the Bentleys in America, whose ancestry antedates the revolutionary war, had their origin. Trial: 25 January 1840. Court of Common Pleas, Richland County. A lien of $200 is placed on a parcel of land in Richland County. Defendant: John Mann Jr. Plaintiff: Cyprus B. Mann A fascinating trial warranting further research, and bearing a trustee stamp from Clark County, pertains to a parcel of land in Richland County, though the original judgment against it was made in Lorain County, and it involves the Wooster Bank in Wayne County. Excerpts from the document: "... that we John Mann jr., Ephraim Durham, David Goff, & Samuel Goff - are held and formally leaned unto Cyprus. B. Mann in the sum of two hundred dollars... sealed with our seals and executed this 25th January 1840. The connection of this delegation is such that whereas the above named John Mann jr. has determined the allowance of our injunction in the Court of Common Pleas of Richland County Ohio allowance by Daniel J. Sweeney among the Aggregate Judges of said county to stay proceeding in the sect. of part of the Northwest quarter of section No. 18 in Township No. 18 in Range 20 in Richland County, which said tract of land was levied on by ... a judgment received in Lorain County Court of Common Pleas in the presence of the President Director and company of the Bank of Wooster against the said John Mann jr. and others. And on which Judge't the said Cyprus B. Mann has and earned a writ of benefaction to sell said land.... Now if the said John Mann Junior shall pay all costs that shall be decreed against him... shall be disclaimed... otherwise to be and remain in full force & virtue in law. " The document is stamped with the seal of trustees D. & J. James of Springfield. With the signature of court clerk E. W. Lake, clerk of the Court of Common Pleas in Richland County, and his annotation in lower margin, "Approved February 174th 1840." Trial: 24 April 1843. Court of Common Pleas, Richland County. Sworn Affidavit confirming a witness in an "amicable" lawsuit initiated by the Bank of Wooster. Defendant: Uriah Jimesons & others Plaintiff: The Bank of Wooster Excerpts from the document: "Uriah Jimesons one of the Defts [defendants] in the above suit appeared in open court hearing... a just and meritorious defense to the above action, as he is advised by counsel & verily believes and that Joseph S. Lake is a [?] witness for him, without whose testimony... "that the above suit is an amicable suit on a Bond given to said Plaintiff and executed on the Docket on the 22nd Last... on the 22nd next it would be presented for judgt [judgement] & a trial be had... That if this case is constrained, he can procure the testimony of said Lake and that this affidavit is (not?) made for delay but for quintessential justice." With the signature of court clerk E. W. Lake, clerk of the Court of Common Pleas in Richland County, dated 24 April 1843, and filing notes to verso. The 'Court of Common Pleas' existed prior to the State Court. It was composed of not less than three, nor more than five judges. The following gentlemen were judges, though their exact terms of service cannot be given. Rufus Putnam, Benjamin Tupper, Archibald Cary, Joseph Gilman, Dudley Woodbridge, Robert Oliver, Daniel Loring, John G. Petit, Isaac Pierce, Griffin Greene, Ephraim Cutler, Peregrine Foster. The constitution of the 1802 provided for a Court of Common Pleas to consist of one president judge and two or three associate judges, all to be appointed by the legislature and to hold office for seven years. There were to be three president judges for the State, but the associate judges were appointed in each county. Wooster, a town named the town in honor of American Revolution hero David Wooster, has been the county seat of Wayne County, Ohio, since 1811. John Beaver, William Henry, and Joseph Larwill established the town in 1808, and by 1840, its population was 1,913. By 1846 it had only one bank, but eight churches, twenty-one stores, and a private school for women. Over the next several decades, Wooster's influence continued to expand. In 1868, the Presbyterian Church established the College of Wooster. By 1889, the college had graduated 434 men and seventy-six women. That same year, twenty-four instructors taught almost seven hundred students. One year earlier, the city of Wooster contained eight newspaper offices, eleven churches, two banks and numerous manufacturing businesses, which primarily provided services or products to farmers in the surrounding countryside. In 1890, the town's largest employer was the Underwood Whip Company. This firm manufactured whips and employed sixty-four of Wooster's 5,901 residents. Other local businesses produced furniture, leather products, flour, animal feed, rye whiskey, granite, machinery, carriages, and numerous other items.. Very Good.

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        Letter of absolute remission for the convict James Smith

      Hobart: 22 June, 1838. Vellum document with paper seal, signed by John Franklin, 285 x 335mm, well preserved and framed. Convict pardon signed by Sir John Franklin. Pardon for convict James Smith signed by Lieutenant-Governor Sir John Franklin and convict superintendent Josiah Spode.James Smith was transported to Van Diemen's Land for life: he arrived in Hobart Town during May 1822 aboard the Phoenix alongside another 181 male convicts. As this unique manuscript records, sixteen years later he was pardoned by Sir John Franklin, the new lieutenant-governor of the colony.Franklin, a career naval officer best remembered as the pre-eminent artic explorer of his generation, was intimately connected with Australia from a young age, having served as a midshipman under Matthew Flinders aboard the Investigator voyage of 1801-1804. Franklin assumed the role of Lieutenant-Governor of Van Diemen's Land in 1837 and quickly began dismantling the existing system of convict management characterised by cruelty, cronyism and ineptitude. Convict superintendent Josiah Spode (1790-1858) was an example of the old guard who rose through the ranks under George Arthur. He defended the old system, warts and all, in the face of the reforms brought by Franklin and his secretary Alexander Maconochie. Although Spode is memorised by his peers as a 'humourless, slightly arrogant and colourless civil servant' (ADB), he was also widely respected for his good-scruples and efficient conduct in an era of convict management so sadly marred by the self-interest and brutality of its supervisors.

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        Autographed Letter Signed as U.S. Senator from Pennsylvania

      Washington, D.C., 1838. unbound. 1 page, 9.75 x 8 inches, Washington, D.C., May 8, 1838. In this letter, Buchanan discusses Lieut. Conner's desire for a promotion to a position as captain in the Revenue Cutter Service, in part: "Immediately upon the receipt of the recommendation signed by yourself and other gentlemen in favor of the appointment of Lieutenant Conner to a captaincy in the Revenue Cutter Service, I transmitted it to the Secretary of the Treasury and urged his claims strongly. It, however, came too late..." Integral address leaf in Buchanan's hand on the back franked free. Several folds; tape reinforcements. Very good(-) condition.

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        The Waldenses, or Protestant Valleys of Piedmont and Dauphiny, and The Ban de la Roche

      London. : George Virtue. , 1838. Very good. Beautifully bound in unsigned full red relievo embossed leather binding of an elaborate, detailed and original arabesque foliate and floriate design with central eagle motif. Gilt tooling and lettering to spine. Binding a touch rubbed to extremities, all as pictured. Previous owner name abraded from free front endpaper. Minor foxing to outermost leaves. All edges gilt. 216pp.. First printing. . Hard. 4to. 11 1/8". . Very good. Illus. by Lavishly illustrated with exquisite b/w engravings and with a portrait frontispiece and fold-out map. 'Illustrated in a series of views taken on the spot expressly for this works, by Messrs. W. H. Bartlett, Esq. & W. Brockedon, F.R.S.'.

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        Byron's Life, Letters and Journals in One Volume

      John Murray, 1838, Hardcover, Book Condition: Good, Dust Jacket Condition: No Jacket, 1st Editionoriginal pressed boards are worn and knocked with several small tears. Byron's coat of arms embossed on the front board in gold gilt. this copy is from the library of the Earl of Arran and has his bookplate under the front board. it is also signed "Arran" and dated 1830. it would appear that Arran made an error with the date and attempted to correct it. the binding is strong . Quantity Available: 1. Inventory No: lt35.

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        Ascent to the summit of Mont Blanc on the 22nd and 23rd of August 1837.

      Not Published. London, (Edited by J. G. C.) (Calcin and Budd), 1838,. in-8vo, 52 p. (numbered III, (4-) 49 + 3 unnumb. p.) + 1 leave (of diff. paper quality) bound between page 42 & 43 of the announcement of the death of Lieutenant H. Martin Atkins Esq. 'Died November 5, 1842, at Edinburgh Castle, of small pox' + 6 lithographic plates, handwritten dedication to 'Margeret Shum from her affectionate ? the Editor' (J.G.C.) + Ex Libris 'P.G. (Panof Grafsos) Skinos', full leather binding, Spine richly gilt, first bookcover with gilt title in gilt frame. all edges gilt. Fine copy.. First edition, the very rare edition with 6 plates and the announcement leaf. On title the following indication in pencil, the name of the author 'by H. M. Atkins', and 'Lith. plates from drawings of J. M. Macgregor also was a member of the expedition', The collation of our copy as follows: Frontispice + titlpage/verso blanc - introduction/ verso, numbered III - 'Ascent'(verso) starts with (p. 6) numbered pages 49 / verso blanc + 1 leave (statement of all the ascents to the Summit of Mont Blanc / verso, blanc) + 1 leave (on differend paper): bound between page 42 & 43. The announcement of the death of Lieutenant H. Martin Atkins Esq. 'Died November 5, 1842, at Edinburgh Castle, of small pox. Plates after page 14 - 16 - 20 - 24 and 30'.Please notify before visiting to see a book. Prices are excl. VAT/TVA (only Switzerland) & postage. Meckly: Mont Blanc, The early years 005; Neate , Mountaineering literature A 72; Perret 0161.

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        Rom, Blick auf die Kirche Ss. Giovanni e Paolo, links der Südrand des Palatin, im Vordergrund die Substruktionen des Severus.

      - Aquarell, über Bleistift, teils mit Deckweiß gehöht, auf Velin, rechts unten signiert, datiert und bezeichnet „C. Werner f. 1838. Roma". 19,2:27,5 cm. Verso Reste einer alten Montierung und mit einer genauen topographischen Bestimmung versehen. An der rechten unteren Ecke kleine Fehlstelle, sonst sehr gut erhalten und farbfrisch. Mütterlicherseits war Werner der Enkel, der von Goethe als „Euphrosyne" gefeierten Schauspielerin Christiane Becker, geb. Neumann. Zuerst studierte er bei H.V. Schnorr von Carolsfeld (1764-1844) an der Leipziger Akademie, seit 1829 Architektur bei F. von Gärtner (1791-1847) in München. 1831 ging er zur Malerei über, erlangte nach Einsendung einiger Studien zur Ausstellung nach Dresden 1832 das große Reisestipendium nach Italien und reiste 1832 über Venedig, Bologna und Florenz nach Rom. Hier trat er 1835 zum Katholizismus über und heiratete Giuditt Wallis, die Tochter des schottischen Malers Gg.A. Wallis (1770-1847). Seit 1845 war er Mitglied des Deutschen Künstler-Vereins, dessen erster Präsident er wurde. 1851 gründete er ein Meisteratelier für Aquarellmalerei in Venedig. 1856 kehrte er nach Deutschland zurück und ließ sich in Leipzig nieder. Von hier aus unternahm er noch zahlreiche Reisen innerhalb Nord- und Südeuropas.

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        Oeuvres De George Sand 6 Vol. Set

      Meline,Cans Et Compagnie, 1838, Hardcover, Book Condition: Good, Dust Jacket Condition: No Jacketthe boards are worn and marked some foxing.Marbled boards.Plain spine.Excellent binding.6 volumes set.Vols.1 and 2 published in 1838,Vol.3,1839,vol.4 and 5 1843,vol.6 1847.French text.Good copies.Condition given in terms of age.excellent binding. age related marks in the text.[R.K] Quantity Available: 1. Inventory No: 26ep.

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        [REMARKABLE ARCHIVE OF TWENTY-FIVE LETTERS AND DOCUMENTS, SIGNED BY ROBERT E. LEE, THOMAS "STONEWALL" JACKSON, JEFFERSON DAVIS, AND NUMEROUS OTHER CONFEDERATE GENERALS]

      Various places. 1838-1892.. Twenty-five signed letters, one signed letter closing, and eighteen engraved portraits. Letters vary in size between 6 x 4 inches and 10 x 7 inches. Detailed listing below. Folio. Early 20th-century maroon crushed morocco, gilt. Manuscript material tipped in with unobtrusive paper tape. Front hinge neatly repaired. Some letters with typical mailing folds, one detached. Overall, very good. An incredible archive of original manuscript material from some of the elite of the Confederate officer corps. The archive contains twenty-five letters and documents, signed, from before, during, and after the Civil War, all tipped in to an impressive folio album bound in full morocco, with eighteen engraved portraits also bound in. There is also a small clipped signature with salutation by Jefferson Davis laid in. The album begins with a manuscript calligraphic titlepage. The engravings are mostly from the publisher Charles B. Hall of New York (from his work published in 1887), mostly busts, but there are two separate engravings each for Lee and Beauregard. There is also an engraving of a Confederate flag with a poem by John Dimitry. A full listing of the items is as follows, in the order in which they appear in the album: 1) Robert E. Lee. Autograph letter, signed. San Antonio, Feb. 21, 1860. To Maj. Gen. G.H Thomas, Camp Cooper, Tx. 3pp. Lee writes regarding personal and regimental matters, Indian troubles in Texas, need of decent horses and horse feed. He states that he does "not expect to be here (San Antonio) long myself, for even if the troubles on the Rio Grande do not bring more troops into the Dept...two Regts from Utah will move down in the Summer...We shall thus be all straight again." Lee writes of a request by Gen. Sam Houston for more troops, and claims that "The Indians seem to be more troublesome than ever." 2) Thomas J. "Stonewall" Jackson. Document, signed. Opposite Hancock, Md., Jan. 5, 1862. 1p. Here, Jackson writes "To the Officer Comd'g the United States Forces near Hancock, Maryland" and demands the Union forces to stand down, and details potential consequences of refusal. This short letter is the prize of the archive, a wonderful example of Jackson's fiery approach, and the body of the message deserves to be quoted in full: "It is my purpose to cross the River & take possession of the town of Hancock. If in opposing the execution of this purpose, you make use of the town of Hancock, or the Citizens of the town aid you in your opposition I will cannonade the town. If neither of these things is done, I will refrain, as far as practicable, from firing upon it. An immediate reply to this communication is required." Tipped in behind Jackson's letter is a separate unsigned reply from the Union officer in charge: refusing Jackson's demands. This incendiary document was written early in the war, when Jackson was commanding the troops of the Valley District, a subsection of the Department of Northern Virginia. Jackson took over command of the Valley District after First Manassas. In January, 1862 Jackson led a sortie northward to the Potomac in far western Maryland, where he attempted to cross the river. The town held out successfully, although Jackson did shell it for several days, as promised. This communication, typical of Jackson's audacity, dates from just before his famous Valley Campaign of 1862. An excellent document. 3) Joseph E. Johnston. Autograph letter, signed. Savannah, Sept. 20, 1867. To Col. Blanton Duncan. 1p. Johnston declines an invitation to attend the Southern Commercial Convention, with information on other business matters. Johnston served with distinction in a number of military conflicts before and during the Civil War, including the Mexican-American War and the Seminole wars in Florida. When Virginia seceded from the Union, Johnston became the highest-ranking officer to join the Confederacy. His surrender to Sherman in mid-April, 1865, was the effective end of Confederate resistance. 4) P.G.T. Beauregard. Autograph letter, signed. New Orleans, May 25, 1865. To South Carolina governor John Laurence Manning, Manchester, South Carolina. 3pp. A lengthy reply from Beauregard dated just after the end of the Civil War, dealing with the return of a hired man, privations, and the hope that ?"Our rulers and their satellites?" will act as humanely as enlisted men from the two armies. Most notably in this letter is Beauregard's mention of the Battle of Manassas, when he mentions to Gov. Channing again a desire to give his "Stallion to Major Warren Nelson in remembrance of the five horses (belonging to him) which I had killed under me at Manassas." Gov. Manning was a colonel on the staff of General P.G.T. Beauregard at Fort Sumter and at the Battle of Manassas. 5) Jefferson Davis. Autograph letter, signed. Beauvoir, Ms., July 1, 1887. To W. H. Hyatt. 1pp. A thank you letter from Davis regarding his biography. Accompanied by a laid-in autograph letter closing addressed to a niece or nephew, signed "Affectionately Your Uncle Jefferson Davis." 6) John Bell Hood. Autograph letter, signed. New Orleans, Apr. 28, 1866. To Union Gen. George H. Thomas. 2pp. A superb post-War letter. Hood writes that he is getting his records together, and requests "an official statement of the total number of prisoners captured by Gen'l Sherman" on two occasions. He also writes that "General Sheridan has advised me to apply to you for this information and my dear sir I assure you it will be appreciated if you can find time to oblige me who will ever be pleased to meet you." Thomas and Hood were opposed at points during the war, in which Hood suffered both defeat and the loss of an arm and a leg. His warm outreach to his former foes suggests the fellowship that West Point graduate officers of the pre-Civil War Army often displayed toward each other even after the bitter events of the conflict. 7) James Longstreet. Autograph letter, signed. Gainsville, Fl., Aug. 20, 1892. To Capt. Sanford C. Kellogg. 1p. Here, Longstreet asks Kellogg, longtime aide- de-camp to Gen. Thomas, for clarification on maneuvers by Hinderman?'s divisions on Sept. 26, 1863, at the Battle of Chickamauga. Longstreet writes that he does not recall the shift of the division from the left to the right wing on the 21st. Interestingly, Chickamauga was one of Longstreet's more prominent successes during the war. 8) Jubal A. Early. Autograph letter, signed. Lynchburg, Va., Sept. 29, 1886. To Rev. Henry Whitney Cumberland. 4pp. Early writes that neither he nor Gen. Beauregard have any interest in the Louisiana lottery. He then discusses an article he had written on the lottery system, and transmits a copy of said article to Rev. Cumberland. 9) William J. Hardee. Autograph document, signed. Dec. 12, 1838. 1p. A requisition order for "9 Bushels of corn 16 Bushels of oats and 125 Empty Forage Bags" received by the 2nd Dragoons, Hardee's first military unit after he graduated from West Point in this year. Hardee would go on to a distinguished career in both the American and Confederate military, earning the nickname "Old Reliable." His military manual, written before the war, was the standard drill book for both armies. 10) Braxton Bragg. Autograph note, signed. Oct. 2, 1850, Jefferson Barracks, [St. Louis, Mo.]. To Gen. Lee. 1p. Bragg, the commanding officer of Jefferson Barracks in St. Louis in 1850, here writes a short note to acknowledge receipt of mail for September 1850. Like many of the generals represented here, Bragg served with distinction in the U.S. Army before joining the Confederacy, in Florida and in the Mexican-American War, most notably the Battle of Buena Vista. 11) Joseph Wheeler. Letter, signed. Aug. 26, 1894. Wheeler, Alabama. To J.Q. Thompson, Washington. 1p. A short but kind note in which Wheeler regrets missing an invitation from Thompson while in Washington. Gen. Joseph "Fightin' Joe" Wheeler was that rare breed who served in both the Confederate Army and later in the U.S. Army; he fought in the Civil War and the Spanish-American War, among other service. 12) Samuel Jones. Autograph letter, signed. Sept. 18, 1862. Chattanooga, Tn. To Gen. Braxton Bragg. 2pp. An extensive, important, Civil War-dated report of maneuvers and communications with Gen. Breckinridge in Tennessee and Mississippi. Jones was promoted to major-general about five months before this letter's writing; shortly after this communication, Jones was given command of the Department of Western Virginia, tasked with defending the Virginia and Tennessee Railroad. 13) Edmund Kirby Smith. Letter, signed. Apr. 9, 1860. Camp Colorado, Tx. To Major G.M. Thomas, Camp Cooper, Tx. 1p. A short communication from one Texas camp to another, signed by Smith regarding maneuvers within the state. Smith reports that his "horses are now weak and in reduced condition." The next year, Smith would resign his commission and join the Confederacy as a major in the regular artillery. His troops were the last to surrender at the end of the war, on May 8, 1865. 14) Wade Hampton. Autograph letter, signed. May 13, 1882. Washington, D.C. To Gen. Chestnut. 2pp. A political letter, attempting to place Gen. Chestnut on the Tariff Committee and requesting conference so that ?"we do not lose all we have gained.?" Hampton attained the rank of lieutenant general in the Confederate Army, commanding Hampton's Legion and the Cavalry Corps of the Army of Northern Virginia. He is perhaps best remembered for his later post-Reconstruction political career, serving as governor of South Carolina and for twelve years as the state's Senator in Washington. It is from this latter post that this letter emanates. 15) John Bankhead Magruder. Autograph letter, signed. Sept. 20, 1845. Aboard U.S.S. Lexington, "At Sea Near Bahama Islands." Addressed simply to ?"My dear Sir.?" 1p. A short letter discussing libel in a case "against me...by O'Brien." Magruder claims that "I owe him nothing and he has no evidence of debt." John B. Magruder had an interesting career, serving not one, not two, but three countries in the military: the United States in the Mexican- American War, the Confederacy in the Civil War, and as a major general in the Imperial Army of Mexico after the defeat of the Confederacy. 16) Roger Atkinson Pryor. Autograph letter, signed. Dec. 8, 1860. House of Representatives, Washington, D.C. To Mr. Cunson(?). 1p. Here, Pryor writes that he cannot lecture before Cunson?'s Society because "[t]he public perils allow us no other thought besides the dreadful extremity of the Union." At the time he penned this letter, Atkinson was serving his home state of Virginia in the United States House of Representatives. A short time later, Atkinson served as a brigadier general in the Confederate infantry, participating in the Peninsula Campaign, Second Manassas, and the Battle of Antietam. 17) Robert Augustus Toombs. Autograph letter, signed. May 1, 1877. Washington, Ga. To "May." 1p. Here, Toombs writes that he cannot repay money at the present time because he doesn't have any to lend. Then, he proposes a trip to Texas with the recipient and asks if she can go. Toombs was a big proponent of Texas throughout his political career. Toombs was also a fiery figure in the Confederacy, often disagreeing vehemently with Jefferson Davis. He commanded the Georgia volunteers in Virginia, but did not last long, due to the unpredictability of both his command and his unit's execution. 18) John S. Mosby. Autograph note, signed. June 1, 1872. Warrenton, Va. Mosby's law office stationery. To Otto Neswith, Esq. 1p. A short note from Mosby responding to an autograph seeker, with signature, as requested. The "Gray Ghost" was a Confederate Army cavalry battalion commander for the 43rd Battalion, 1st Virginia Cavalry, known as "Mosby's Rangers." His legendary exploits have made him one of the most collected of Confederate leaders. 19) John B. Floyd. Letter, signed. May 20, 1857. War Department, Washington, D.C. To Frederick Townsend, Adjutant General, State of New York. 1p. A short letter, written during Floyd's term as the United States Secretary of War between 1857-60, involves the proposed purchase by the state of New York of U.S. Arsenal property at Rome. Floyd later served as a brigadier general in the Confederate States Army, but did not perform his duties well. No less than Ulysses S. Grant described Floyd as "no soldier" and as "unfitted for command for the reason that his conscience must have troubled him and made him afraid." Grant did describe Floyd as "a man of talent enough for any civil position," and Floyd was serving in such a position when he wrote this letter. 20) Raphael Semmes. Autograph letter, signed. Sep. 12, 1871. Mobile, Al. To Mr. Camaron. 3 1/4pp. A very interesting letter, with excellent content, from Semmes to a fan, giving thanks for appreciative remarks concerning his book, MEMOIRS OF SERVICE AFLOAT DURING THE WAR BETWEEN THE STATES and ?"my poor career in defense of our down-trodden South.?" Semmes continues by writing that after cessation of the war, he ?"felt myself a stranger in my native land; as if I had awakened from a hideous dream, and found myself, I scarce know how, an exile and an outcast from country and home.?" He says that after a period of six years, "that feeling has disappeared." In fact, Semmes feared he would be tried for piracy, and only returned to the U.S. when it was clear he would be left alone. He is "beginning to feel more like an American, who has a country to live and struggle for..." He expresses hope for America. Responding to his correspondent's desire for a relic from the C.S.S. Alabama, Semmes sadly replies that nothing remains of the ship except "the thanks of her commander, for the beautiful tribute you have paid her, and him." Semmes famously commanded the ALABAMA, a successful commerce raider that attacked Union merchant and naval ships for two years during the Civil War. Semmes is the only Confederate officer to simultaneously hold the ranks of admiral and general. 21) John C. Breckenridge. Autograph letter, signed. Apr. 16, 1867. Paris, France. To Gen. Jubal A. Early in Toronto, Canada. 3 1/2pp. An excellent personal letter regarding family and health matters during travels in London and elsewhere. A remarkable individual deserving greater fame, he was Vice- President under Buchanan, ran for President in 1860, served with distinction as a Confederate general, and ended the war as the last rebel Secretary of War. Fearing persecution, he fled to Cuba and then Europe, returning to the U.S. in 1869. Breckenridge also writes poignantly of the tenor of the nation at that time, commenting ?"As to our poor Country I have no heart to write about it ?- but I believe in an eternal Spirit of Justice and Goodness who will shed light on this black darkness.?" In 1867, Breckenridge was in France on advice from doctors who advised the move to aid his wife's health. He and his family traveled extensively around Europe during their overseas stay, to places such as England, Germany, Austria, and more. 22) M. Jeff Thompson. Autograph document, signed. Aug. 31, 1861. Camp Hunter, [Mo]. To "Genrl Richardson or Officer in Charge of Missouri Artillery, New Madrid." 1p. A brief special order from Gen. Thompson stating that ?"It is absolutely necessary that my whole force should be together, therefore bring up the Battery immediately." Thompson was a brigadier general in the Missouri State Guard during the Civil War, seeing action at the battles of Fredericktown, Westport, and Mine Creek, among others. This order could pertain to preparations for Thompson's first major action during the war, at Fredericktown, which occurred about a month and a half after this communication. 23) Basil W. Duke. Autograph note, signed. Feb. 2, 1892. Louisville, Ky. Duke's professional stationery, To ?"Dear Sir.?" 1p. Here, Duke humorously responds to an autograph seeker, enclosing "a photograph and card signed upon request." Duke jokes about his current likeness no longer being a likeness, comparing himself to "Blackbeard or Capt. Flint, or, indeed, any celebrated pirate you fancy most." Duke was a brigadier general in the Confederate States Army, commanding Morgan's Raiders after the death of their leader, John Hunt Morgan, and seeing major action at the Battle of Shiloh. After the war, Duke's career as a historian became as much his legacy as his service during the war. 24) Albert Pike. Autograph note, signed. July 9, 1855. New Orleans. To Jas. G. Dennett, Esq. 1p. Here, Pike requests that his subscription of the NEW YORK DAILY HERALD be sent to Little Rock, Arkansas, until Sept. 15; afterwards to New Orleans, with payment of $5 enclosed. Pike was a brigadier general in the Confederate States Army, having served the United States earlier in the Mexican- American War. He was also a journalist, lawyer, and devoted Freemason. A remarkable and polymathic figure, Pike was a newspaper editor as well. 25) Henry A. Wise. Autograph letter, signed. Nov. 10, 1856. Richmond, Va. To Thos. Dunn English. 2pp. Wise gives a positive response to a request to add his name to the subscriber's list for English's latest publication, and notes that it gives him "pleasure whenever I see a publication proposed south of the M[ason] & D[ixon] line.?" He promises to recommend the publication to others, praising Dr. English: "Your pen far better deserves a binding than many Yankee nibs which presume to scribble at our literature." Wise was a major general in the Army of Northern Virginia, participating in the Battle of Roanoke Island, the Peninsula Campaign, the Siege of Petersburg, and the Appomattox Campaign. At the time of writing this letter, he was governor of Virginia. Thomas Dunn English was a politician, author, and songwriter, who is best remembered for a longtime feud with Edgar Allan Poe. A rare opportunity to obtain many original Confederate officer's letters, many with superb content, in a handsome presentation album.

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        A Geological Map of England & Wales, and Part of Scotland, Showing also the Inland Navigation by Means of Rivers and Canals, with their Elevation in Feet Above the Sea Together with the Rail Roads & Principal Roads.

      London: J. & C. Walker Dec 15th 1838 - Map dimensions 137 x 99 cm, overall 145 x 101 cm. Large folding geological map with a cross-section of southern England from Land's End to the German Ocean across the lower margin and a further cross-section of the region between St. George's Channel and the North Sea, all vividly coloured according to the strata. Scale 10 miles to 1 1/8th inch. The map divided into 36 sections and mounted on linen, textured paper to the folded end sections with minor loss, pinholes to the upper margin were it has been previously hung though these do not affect the image, folds into the original book style pebbled green cloth box with a gilt lettered red spine label. Save for some light wear to the case and just a little light spotting to the map, an excellent example. First published in 1835 and frequently updated and reissued using fresh evidence gathered from fieldwork. This is the fourth state with Knipe's name excised from the title and with the Walkers' address given as No. 9 Castle Street, Holborn.

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        Insurrection in Canada Manuscript Stampless self-cover letter

      Rochester, 1838. 1st Edition. With Envelope. Very Good. Autograph Letter Signed, 3p. quarto, November 11, 1838, City of Rochester, State of New York.Very good conditionCover addressed to the writers father in England. The letter reads in part: ...I have removed from Hamilton, Upper Canada, to the City of Rochester, State of N.Y. United States of America, and that I am no longer under the thraldom of British Government and I hope I never shall live under it again...it is quite evident to every liberal person that the Home Government does not intend to do the Canadas any permanent good or in fact any good at all...I am thankful that I am clear from the domination of her Majestites satellites and that I am a free man. It is my intention if things are quiet in Canada in the spring to go over and sell any property or dispose of it in some way; for there will be no living there till the country is free from British tyrany. The news arrived here yesterday that the Patriots were organizing in Lower Canada that they had one battle with the regulars, beaten them, and taken 60 soldiers prisoners that they have some French officers lately from France at their head, and that they were rising in every direction.

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        [THREE SAMMELBANDS, WITH THIRTY-THREE MEXICAN PAMPHLETS ON THE SUBJECT OF THE MILITARY]

      Mexico & Queretaro. [1838-1851].. Three volumes, containing 33 pamphlets in all, variously paginated. Contemporary half calf and marbled boards, spines gilt. Front hinge of first volume cracking. Light scattered foxing and soiling, but generally quite clean internally. Some light wear to several larger documents folded into volume. Manuscript index at rear of first and third volume. Very good. Three volumes of pamphlets relating primarily to the military in Mexico, compiled by a contemporary owner. Many of the items present here are official decrees. The first volume contains many decrees pertaining to laws passed June 13, 1838. Among those are decrees relating to the establishment of an honor corps, laws concerning penalties for desertion, a treatise on infantry bayonet technique illustrated with plates, and a decree relating to the operation of the Mexican military in Texas. The third volume contains a treatise on the dissolution of the medical corps and its replacement with individual doctors. Collectively, they illustrate much about the Mexican army during the era of its wars with the Republic of Texas and then the Mexican-American War. In all, a fascinating compendium of Mexican military history, and an interesting collection of imprints. The volumes are comprised as follows: Volume one: 1) ARREGLO DEL CUERPO PERMANENTE DE INGENTEROS, FORMADO POR EL SUPREMO GOBIERNO EN VIRTUD DE LA FACULTAD QUE LE CONCEDE LA LEY DE 13 DE JUNIO DE 1838. Mexico: Impreso por Ignacio Cumplido, 1838. [2],4pp. 2) REGLAMENTO DEL CUERPO DE ARTILLERIA. Mexico: Impreso por Ignacio Cumplido..., 1838. 20pp. 3) ESTABLECIMIENTO DE LA PLANA MAYOR DEL EJERCITO MEXICANO, DECRETADO POR EL SUPREMO GOBIERNO EN USO DE LA FACULTAD QUE LE CONCEDE LA LEY DE 13 DE JUNIO DE 1838. Mexico: Impreso por Ignacio Cumplido..., 1838. 12pp. 4) DECRETO EXPEDIO POR EL GOBIERNO SUPREMO, EN USO DE LA FACULTAD QUE LE CONCEDE LA LEY DE 13 JUNIO DE 1838, PARA ESTABLECER EN LOS CUERPOS DEL EJERCITO LAS JUNTAS MILITARES DE HONOR. Mexico: Imprenta del Aguila..., 1839. 7pp. 5) LEY PENAL PARA LOS DESERTORES, VICIOSOS Y FALTISTAS DEL EJERCITO NACIONAL MEXICANO, DADO POR EL SUPREMO GOBIERNO EN USO DE LA FACULTAD QUE LE CONCEDE EL SOBERANO DECRETO DE 13 DE JUNIO DE 1838. Mexico: Imprenta del Aguila..., 1839. 17pp. 6) DECRETO PARA REEMPLAZAR LAS BAJAS DEL EJERCITO MEXICANO POR SORTEO GENERAL: DADO POR EL SUPREMO GOBIERNO EN USO DE LA FACULTAD QUE LE CONCEDE EL SOBERANO DECRETO DE 13 DE JUNIO DE 1838. Mexico: Imprenta del Aguila..., 1839. [2],21pp. 7) DECRETO EXPEDIDO POR EL GOBIERNO SUPREMO EN USO DE LA FACULTAD QUE LE CONCEDE LA LEY DE 13 DE JUNIO DE 1838. DECLARANDO PERMANENTES A LOS TENIENTES CORONELES DE LOS CUERPOS ACTIVOS DEL EJERCITO. Mexico: Imprenta del Aguila..., 1839. [4]pp. 8) DECRETO EXPEDIDO POR EL SUMPREMO GOBIERNO PARA LA FORMACION DEL REGIMIENTO LIGERO DEL COMERCIO DE MEXICO, DADO POR EN USO DE LA FACULTAD QUE LE CONCEDE LA LEY DE 13 DE JUNIO DE 1838. Mexico: Imprenta del Aguila..., 1839. 6pp. 9) REGLAMENTO DEL ESTADO MAYOR DEL EJERCITO QUE DEBE OPERAR SOBRE TEJAS; FORMADO POR EL SR. GENERAL D. LINO J. ALCORTA, Y APROBADO POR EL SUPREMO GOBIERNO DE LA REPUBLICA. Mexico: Imprenta de J.M. Lara..., 1844. 11pp. 10) ESTATUTO PARA EL REGIMEN INTERIOR DE LA PLANA MAYOR DEL EJERCITO EXPEDIDO POR EL SUPREMO GOBIERNO, EN USO DE LA FACULTAD QUE LE CONCEDE LA LEY DE 13 DE JUNIO DE 1838, Y CON SUJECION A LO PREVENIDO EN DECRETO DE 30 DE OCTUBRE DEL MISMO A?'O. Mexico: Imprenta del Aguila..., 1839. 22pp. plus eighteen folding letterpress tables. 11) MINSTERIO DE GUERRA Y MARINA. SECCION QUINTA [caption title]. [Mexico. March 16, 1839]. 7pp. 12) MINISTERIO DE GUERRA Y MARINA. SECCION CENTRAL=MESA TERCERA [caption title]. [Mexico. March 16, 1839]. 7pp. 13) DECRETO EXPEDIDO POR EL GOBIERNO SUPREMO, EN USO DE LA FACULTAD QUE LE CONCEDE LA LEY DE 13 DE JUNIO de 1838, ARREGLANDO EL NUMERO DE GENERALES, SUS ATRIBUCIONES, SUCIDOS Y PREEMINENCIAS. Mexico: Imprenta del Aguila, 1839. 11pp. Printed wrappers bound in. 14) DECRETO EXPEDIDO POR EL GOBIERNO SUPREMO EN VIRTUD DE LA FACULTAD CONCEDIDA POR LE LEY DE 13 DE JUNIO DE 1838, ESTABLECIENDO EL CUERPO DE INVALIDOS Y REGLAMENTANDO SU NUEVA ORGANIZACION. Mexico: Imprenta del Aguila..., 1839. 11pp. 15) MINISTERIO DE GUERRA Y MARINA. SECCION Y MESA DE OPERACIONES. EL. EXMO. SR. PRESIDENTE SE HA SERVIDO DIRIGIRME EL DECRETO QUE SIGUE...[first lines of text]. [Mexico. June 25, 1841]. [4]pp. 16) Pinette, J.H.: ESCUELA DEL GAZADOR MANEJO DE LA BAYONETA APLICADA A LOS EJERCICIOS Y MANIOBRAS DE LA INFANTERIA. Mexico: Imprenta de J.M. Lara..., 1844. x,80pp. plus four folding plates. Volume two: 1) DECRETO DEL SUPREMO GOBIERNO DE LA REPUBLICA, SOBRE ARREGLO DEL EJERCITO. Queretaro: Imprenta de J.M. Lara..., 1847.[2],45pp. plus folding letterpress table. 2) REGLAMENTO DE POLICIA DE CUARTELES, FORMADO POR LA PLANA MAYOR DEL EJERCITO. Queretaro: Imprenta de J.M. Lara..., 1848. 23pp. 3) MINISTERIO DE GUERRA Y MARINA. EL C. JOSE JOAQUIN DE HERRERA, PRESIDENTE CONSTITUCIONAL DE LOS ESTADOS- UNIDOS MEXICANOS. CONSIDERANDO: QUE LA NUEVA LINEA DIVISORIA QUE EN LA REPUBLICA MARCAN LOS ULTIMOS TRATADOS CON LOS ESTADOS-UNIDOS DEL NORTE...[caption title and first lines of text]. Mexico. July 20, 1848. [4]pp. plus folding map and three folding plates. 4) LEY DE 4 NOVIEMBRE DE 1848 SOBRE ARREGLO DEL EJERCITO, Y DISPISICIONES REGLAMENTARIAS QUE DICTO EL GOBIERNO PARA SU CUMPLIMIENTO. Mexico: Ymprenta de Vicente G. Torres..., 1848. 16pp. 5) Thiebault, Pablo: PRONTUARIO DE LOS AYUDANTES GENERALES Y AGREGADOS A LOS ESTADOS MAYORES DE DIVISION DE LOS EGERCITOS. Tarragona: En la Imprenta de Brusi..., 1821. 127,[3]pp. 6) INSTRUCTIONES PARA PASAR REVISTA DE INSPECCION [cover title]. Mexico: Imprenta de la calle Medinas, 1849. 34pp. 7) LEY DE 22 DE ABRIL DE 1851 SOBRE ARREGLO DEL EJERCITO , DISPOSICIONES DEL GOBIERNO PARA SU CUMPLIMIENTO [cover title]. Mexico: Vicente Garcia Torres, 1851. 22pp. plus twelve plates (many folding). Original blue printed wrappers bound in. Volume three: 1) COLECCION DE LAS DISPSOCIONES RELATIVAS AL RAMP DE GUERRA, A QUE DEBEN SUJETARSE LOS SUB-COMISARIOS Y ADMINISTRADORES DE CORREOS EN SU CASO. Mexico: Imprenta de J.M. Lara..., 1851. 25pp. 2) MINISTERIO DE GUERRA Y MARINA. SECCION CENTRAL. MESA TERCERA [caption title]. [Queretaro. Nov. 5, 1847]. 13pp. 3) DECRETO DE 1o DE DICIEMBRE DE 1847, LEY DE 4 NOVIEMBRE DE 1848, Y REGLAMENTO QUE SOBRE ESTA ESPIDIO EL SUPREMO GOBIERNO, SOBRE ARREGLO DEL EJERCITO. Mexico: Imprenta de J.M. Lara..., 1851. 23pp. 4) LEY DE 4 DE NOVIEMBRE DE 1848 SOBRE ARREGLO DEL EJERCITO, Y DISPOSICIONES REGLAMENTARIAS QUE DICTO EL GOBIERNO PARA SU CUMPLIMIENTO. Mexico: Ymprenta de Vicente G. Torres..., 1848. 16pp. Original pink printed wrappers bound in. 5) LEY SOBRE ESTINCION DEL CUERPO MEDICO-MILITAR, Y SUSTITUCION DE ESTE, CON MEDICOS-CIRUJANOS PARA LOS CUERPOS. Mexico: Imprenta de Vicente Garcia Torres..., 1850. 16pp. Original yellow printed wrappers bound in. 6) MINSTERIO DE GUERRA Y MARINA. SECCION CENTRAL. MESA 4a. EL EXMO. SR. MINISTRO DE HACIENDA EN OFICIO FECHA 31 DEL PROXIMO PASADO, ME DICE LO QUE SIGUE... [caption title and first line of text]. [Mexico. Feb. 5, 1851]. [4]pp. 7) MINISTERIO DE HACIENDA. SECCION CUARTA. EL EXMO. SR. PRESIDENTE SE HA SERVIDO DIRIGIRME EL DECRETO QUE SIGUE... [caption title and first line of text]. [Mexico. Feb. 12, 1851]. Broadside, 9 1/2 x 8 inches. 8) MINSTERIO DE GUERRA Y MARINA. SECCION CENTRAL. MESA 1a. EL EXMO. SR. PRESIDENTE DE LA REPUBLICA SE HA SERVIDO DIRIGIRME EL DECRETO QUE SIGUE...[caption title and first line of text]. [Mexico. Feb. 24, 1851]. [6]pp. 9) MINSTERIO DE GUERRA Y MARINA. SECCION CENTRAL. MESA 1a. HABIENDOSE PREVENIDO EN EL ART. 10 DEL DECRETO DE 24 DE FEBRERO ULTIMO...[caption title and first line of text]. [Mexico. March 26, 1851]. 7pp. 10) LEY DE 22 DE ABRIL DE 1851 SOBRE ARREGLO DEL EJERCITO, DISPOSICIONES REGLAMENTARIAS DEL GOBIERNO PARA SU CUMPLIMIENTO [cover title]. Mexico: Vicente Garcia Torres, 1851. 22pp. plus 12 plates (several folding). Original green printed wrappers bound in.

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        The Rights of Animals, and Man's Obligation to Treat Them With Humanity

      London: John Mardon. 1838. First. First edition. Small octavo. Original brown cloth with printed paper spine label. 216 pp. Front fly adhered to pastedown, edgewear at the joints, corners a little bumped, and some scattered foxing, a very good copy. An important work concerning animal rights by a noted Irish Presbyterian minister and Unitarian theologian, poet, and translator of ancient Irish legends. His passionate concern for the rights of animals led him in 1830 to deliver and publish at the behest of the Society of Prevention of Cruelty to Animals a discourse titled "Humanity to Animals: The Christian's Duty," which he later expanded into this book. .

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