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        Autograph letter signed to [Carlo] Severini

      2 pp. of a bifolium. To "Pregiatissimo Sig[nor]. Severini." Signed "[G.?] Donizetti," and dated "Venezia. 13. 1838." With integral address panel "Al Sig[nor]. Severini Teatro Italiano" to verso of second leaf. In Italian (with translation). An important letter which offers intriguing glimpses of Donizetti's career in Paris. He accepts Severini's proposal for a new work, evidently for the Théâtre-Italien. He lets go of another offer in order to devote himself fully to "this opera for Paris," which he wants to compose "as best as I can." As Severnini recommends, he wants to choose a semi-serious rather than tragic drama, because its variety "offers me... the way to satisfy [Parisian taste] as I understand it." As soon as he chooses an appropriate subject, he will communicate it to his friend and liaison, Michele Accursi. Once it is accepted he can promptly "weave [its] dramatic texture with the poet." Donizetti also mentions 4 of his other operas (Marino Faliero, Lucrezia Borgia, Roberto Devereux, and Parisina) and La nonne sanglante, a gothic play that was the source for Donizetti's 1837 opera Maria de Rudenz. Some creasing, especially at folds. . It is unclear whether the new "semi-serious" work to which Donizetti refers was ever composed. Once Donizetti moved permanently to Paris in October 1838, he entered a comparatively fallow period of more than a year during which no new works were staged. Donizetti conceived two known "semi-serious" operas between 1838 and 1842. Adelaide, begun sometime between 1834 and 1838, remained unfinished, although Donizetti incorporated some of its material into the grand opera L'ange de Nisida and its reworking, La favorite. (La favorite was premiered at the Paris Opéra on December 2, 1840, but L'ange de Nisida remained unperformed.) Linda di Chamounix, completed in early 1842, was not performed at the Théâtre-Italien until November 17, 1842. Carlo Severini (?-January 13, 1838) was, with Édouard Robert, director of the Théâtre Italien in Paris. He died as a result of a fire at the theatre on January 13, 1838, presumably the day that this letter was written.

      [Bookseller: J & J Lubrano Music Antiquarians LLC]
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        Das Kaiserthum Oesterreich in seinen merkwürdigsten Städten, Badeorten, seinen Domen, Kirchen und sonstigen. EA,

      Wien, Carl Gerol & G.G. Lange, 1838., - Das Kaiserthum Oesterreich in seinen merkwürdisgten Städten, Badeorten, seinen Domen, Kirchen und sonstigen ausgezeichneten Baudenkmälern alter und neuer Zeit, historisch-topographisch dargestellt von Carl August Schimmer mit 48 Stahlstichen, Erster Band, hrsg. Wien, Carl Gerold & G.G. Lange, Erstauflage, Ppbd. d. Zt., gr 8°, die 48 Ansichten zeigen Innsbruck (2), Carlsbad (7), Frenzensbrunn (3), Salzburg (5), Eger (2), Wien (16), Triest (3), Prag (10), 240 S in altersgem. gutem Zustand, Einband etwas bestossen, tlw. leicht stockfleckig, rare erste Ausgabe mit sehr schönen Stahlstichen! Sprache: Deutsch Gewicht in Gramm: 800

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        Latréaumont- 2 Vols. (Rare book)

      Meline, Cans et Compagnie, Bruxelles 1838 - Libro (tomos I y II) de muy difícil ubicación. Roces y fatigas en su encuadernación. Referencia de su antigua biblioteca en página de respeto.Texto íntegro. WE SEND (free of charge) video demonstration of the conservation status of the book. ENVIAMOS (a solicitud y sin cargo) video de demostración del estado de conservación de los ejemplares. Nous ENVOYONS (sur demande et gratuitement) vidéo de démonstration de l'état de conservation du livre. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        EL SENOR COMISIONADO POR EL SUPREMO GOBIERNO D. ANDRES CATILLERO, QUE ARRIBO AL PUNTO DE SANTA BARBARA EN LA GOLETA CALIFORNIA EL DIA 15 DEL CORRIENTE, ME DICE CON FECHA 17 DEL MISMO LO SIGUIENTE

      Sonoma [Ca.], 1838. Old folds. A few light fox marks. Near fine. In a cloth slipcase and cloth chemise, gilt leather spine label. A rare and significant early California imprint, officially recognizing the political regime installed by the California revolutionaries of 1836. In that year Juan Alvarado and his "Californio" cohorts, including Alvarado's uncle, Mariano Vallejo, staged a successful revolt against the centralized authority of the Mexican state. Vallejo was named the military commander of California, and Alvarado the governor. This broadsheet reports the official recognition by the Mexican Republic of the appointments of Alvarado and Vallejo in those roles. They had technically held those positions "illegally" since the 1836 revolt against the central Mexican government. This copy of the broadsheet does not contain the seal of the Comandancia General de la Alta California and the woodcut eagle of Mexico called for by Cowan, and Howell noted that it is likely an "early proof copy, possibly unique." This is one of only thirteen products of the original Zamorano press printed during its short stay in Sonoma. Cowan writes that "about the middle of the year 1837, for some reason not well known, the press was removed to Sonoma, where it was directly under the supervision of General Mariano Guadalupe Vallejo. Who the printer was does not appear, but during his lifetime the general frequently stated that he sometimes did the press-work himself." We are able to locate only six other copies of this broadsheet. There are copies at the Huntington Library, Bancroft Library, and Yale. Thomas W. Streeter had a copy, which sold at his sale in 1968 for $1200 and is now at the California State Library. Robert Cowan located his own copy, as well as a copy in the archives of the office of the United States Surveyor-General at San Francisco. John Howell offered the present copy in his catalogue 50 in 1979, priced $2500, and it now reappears on the market, thirty years later. Rare and important.

      [Bookseller: William Reese Company - Americana]
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        HISTORY OF THE REVOLUTION IN TEXAS, PARTICULARLY OF THE WAR OF 1835 & '36

      New York, 1838. Original brown patterned cloth, neatly rebacked, original gilt spine laid down. Early inscription "From George H. Moore 1844" on front pastedown. Map with small closed tear at right edge (where bound in) and with a few light fox marks. Occasional bit of light foxing in text. Very good. "This is one of the earliest books published about Texas after it became a republic...the quotations from participants are of considerable historical value. The descriptive portions add much to our knowledge of the early republic....The work begins with an excellent summary of Mexican history from 1821 to 1835, followed by a sketch of Texas history from 1832 to 1835, ending with Cos' retreat from San Antonio. The events of 1836 are described, including quotations from participating Texans and from...Mexican accounts, such as Almonte's diary....Of particular value are the account of Santa Anna's capture [and his] confrontation with Houston shortly afterwards. Newell was one of the first to seduce Sam Houston into giving particulars of the campaign" - Jenkins. The map shows all of Texas north to the Red River. "One of the rare and reliable books on Texas" - Raines. The appendix prints some important historical documents regarding the revolution.

      [Bookseller: William Reese Company - Americana]
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        Gedichte von Eduard Mörike.

      Stuttgart und Tübingen Verlag der J G Cotta'schen Buchhandlung 1838 - Einband gering beschabt; Ecken und Kanten etwas bestoßen; Bibliotheks-Schildchen am Rücken; Exlibris Gemeindebücherei Elbogen mit Stempel am Spiegel; Stempel und Inventarnummer am fliegenden Vorsatz sowie 2 Stempel am Titel (mit Durchklatsch) und 1 Stempel am Widmungsblatt; ansonsten bis auf schwache Knitterspuren sehr sauberes und nahezu fleckenfreies Exemplar. Erste Ausgabe der ersten Gedichtsammlung Mörikes, WG 3; Borst 1877; Brieger 1765; Merkle 1,417. - Laut 'Merkle' wurden vor Drucklegung der zweiten, vermehrten Auflage 1848 400 der 1000 Exemplare dieser ersten Auflage vernichtet. - [Attributes: First Edition]

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        Il Vaticano Descritto ed Illustrato da Erasmo Pistolesi, con Disegni a contorni diretti dal Pittore Camillo Guerra

      Francesco Valenti, Rome 1838 - 8 volumes. Pale vellum with gilt stamped decoration. Oversize (approx 45 cm. tall). 850 engraved plates (some foldout plates). From private collection of Gorham Manufacturing with label on front pastedown from Gorham MFG Co Silversmiths. Very heavy set (nearly 100 pounds) and will require extra postage. The Vatican, described and illustrated by Erasmo Pistolesi, with outline drawings by the painter Camillo Guerra. Illustrates the floor plans as well as architectural details of Vatican buildings, including ornaments, frescoes, paintings, and statues. Good+. Most title labels on spine missing or very damaged. 2 library stickers on each spine. Spine cover cracked or peeling on four of the volumes. Vellum is ripped across the board on one of the volumes. Foxing and yellowing to pages. NO marks to individual plates, which are quite clean. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Mullen Books, Inc. ABAA / ILAB]
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        Dictionary of the Holy Bible,

      London: Samuel Holdsworth,, 1838. With the Biblical Fragments, by the Late Charles Taylor, Illustrated with Numerous Maps and Other Engravings. Seventh Edition. Five volumes, quarto (270 x 220 mm). Contemporary full mottled calf, red and dark brown morocco labels, spines richly gilt in compartments, leaf, flower and eagle roll to borders of boards, inner dentelles in blind, marbled endpapers and edges. Engraved portrait frontispiece and 201 plates including maps. Contemporary bookseller's ticket to front pastedown of first volume, contemporary bookplate of Earl Vane, Rev. to each pastedown, his ownership signature to front flyleaf of first volume. Extremities a little rubbed, occasional light foxing to contents. An excellent set. A very handsome set of the seventh edition of Charles Taylor's copiously illustrated revision of the French Benedictine monk's dictionary of the Bible. "In his seventeenth year [Taylor] had by chance come upon a copy of Calmet's Dictionnaire historique et critique de la Bible (1734). This massive work of scholarship fired his imagination, and he determined then and there that he would produce a new edition of it, in English, with a commentary of his own. It was a further twenty-six years before, in 1797, he felt ready to begin to publish the results of his labours. There is evidence that he at first sought sponsorship for the project in his own name. The rebuff that he received, at least from the bishop of London, was perhaps what persuaded him to publish anonymously, and thereafter, as further instalments and then further editions appeared, to refuse to acknowledge any connection with the work, beyond those of publisher and engraver. In the judgement of his nephew, Isaac Taylor, the work itself was too important to Charles Taylor to allow him to risk its being discounted by the academic establishment through association with himself - 'a layman, a Nonconformist, a member of the university' (Taylor, 'The Family Pen', pp. 9?-10). The reception by the learned world of the first sample of his revision and commentary (in the form of dissertations entitled 'Fragments'), illustrated by himself, was enthusiastic, enhanced no doubt by the mystery then surrounding the identity of the author. Even the archbishop of Canterbury enquired diligently who he might be. Taylor's edition of Calmet, which drew upon a wide range of new sources, especially in Jewish and oriental literature, became for many years a model for biblical scholarship" (ODNB).

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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        THE WORKS OF CHARLES LAMB. 10 Vol. Including: THE POETICAL WORKS, LETTERS I & II, PROSE WORKS I, II & III, FINAL MEMORIALS I & II, ELIANA and TALES FROM SHAKESPEARE.,

      London, Edward Moxon / Baldwin & Cradoc, 1838, 1836; 1837; 1864; 1848; 1831. - 356, 340, 295; 287, 335, 338; 437; 223, 239; 376 pp. All uniformly bound in full leather, published by Edward Moxon, London with signed bindings by Zaehnsdorf. TALES FROM SHAKESPEARE is slightly smaller than the rest. Red polished calf with much gilt, marbled end papers, clean and tight. Wear apparent, minor chips to spines, labels, scuffs, shelf wear, all as shown. Complete, no foxing or stains, clean interior, very good hinges. Please see the many photos provided, ask any questions. Sprache: Englisch Gewicht in Gramm: 5550 [Attributes: Signed Copy]

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        Immanuel Kant's Sammtliche Werke, Herausgegeben von Karl Rosenkranz und Friedr. Wilh. Schubert, Volume 1-12, [12 volumes in 6]

      Published by Leopold Voss 1838-1842, Leipzig - , 6 uniform double-volumes, each volume has 200-800 pages approx., engraved portrait frontispiece to volume 1, frontispiece to volume 11, text in German First Edition , volumes in similar condition, few have splits to upper front joints, head and tails of spines and corners rubbed, covers and spines lightly rubbed, foxing to many pages throughout, neat previous owner's signature to front free endpapers, overall in good+ condition , quarter brown calf with marbled paper to sides, gilt titles and ruling to spine Octavo Hardback ISBN: [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Das malerische und romantische Rheinland,,

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

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        Gesamtans., ". von der Ostseite".

      - Stahlstich v. Wießner b. Carl Mayer, 1838, 29,5 x 44 Dek. Blatt. Jahresgabe des Albrecht Dürer Vereins an seine Mitglieder im Jahr 1838.

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        A Monograph on the Anatidae, or Duck Tribe

      London: Longman, Orme, Brown, Green and Longman, 1838. [10], 178pp, [6]. Contemporary half-morocco and marbled paper over boards, raised bands, spine in six panels, author and title lettered direct to second panel, remaining panels with triple fillet bordering four volutes and a small central roundel, all edges marbled, marbled endpapers. Chipped to head of spine with some loss, with slight loss to first panel, outer joints and corners worn, paper covering boards slightly rubbed. Internally lightly browned, occasional light foxing, mainly to plates, but generally fairly bright and clean. Previous owner's armorial bookplate to front pastedown. Eighteen plain plates by Eyton and G. Scharf and six colour plates by Lear. Nissen DVB:307; Mullens and Swann, page 203. First Edition. Half Morocco and Boards. Good. Illus. by Lear, Edward. 4to.

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        Dictionnaire abrégé Français-Turc ou [Hazine-i lugat-i]. - [Hazine-i lugat-i] ou Dictionnaire abrégé Turc-Français.

      Vienna, F. Beck/Anton v. Schmid, 1831-1838. - 8vo. 2 vols. bound in one. With 2 lithographed titles. Contemp. brown half leather with giltstamped red spine label, spine in six compartments. All edges red. First edition of the first modern French-Turkish dictionary; rare. Artin Hindoglu was a 19th-century Ottoman etymologist, interpreter, and linguist. Of Armenian descent, he was born in Constantinople and lived there until the age of ten. He moved to Austria in 1812 and served as professor from 1824 to 1831 before being appointed interpreter to the Emperor. His first publication was an Ottoman Turkish grammar intended to help understand ordinary conversation (Vienna 1829). This was later translated into French and published in 1834 as "Grammaire théorique et pratique de la langue turke telle qu'elle est parlée à Constantinople" (Theoretical and practical grammar of the Turkish language as spoken in Constantinople). In 1830 he composed a German-Armenian dictionary, which he had published in Venice at the Armenian Mekhitarist monastery at the San Lazzaro degli Armeni. - Occasional foxing. From the library of Swedish antiquarian bookdealer Björn Löwendahl (1941-2013). Vater/Jülg 415. Not in Zaunmüller. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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

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

      [Bookseller: Bow Windows Bookshop (ABA, ILAB)]
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        A New Dictionary of the English Language

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

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        Maria Immaculata.

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

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        La peau de chagrin Balzac illustré. Études sociales

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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        Galerie des femmes de Shakspeare

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

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

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

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        Trogon Ambiguus. Doubtful Trogon.

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

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        Furniture with Candelabra and Interior Decoration Designed by R. Bridgens

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

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        BOYLSTON PRIZE DISSERTATIONS FOR THE YEARS 1836 AND 1837

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

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        Voyages de Gulliver dans des contrées lointaines EDITION ORIGINALE

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

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        Das malerische und romantische Rheinland,

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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        MEDICAL ZOOLOGY, AND MINERALOGY; OR ILLUSTRATIONS AND DESCRIPTIONS OF THE ANIMALS AND MINERALS EMPLOYED IN MEDICINE, AND OF THE PREPARATIONS DERIVED FROM THEM: INCLUDING ALSO AN ACCOUNT OF ANIMAL AND MINERAL POISIONS

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

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        Galerie des femmes de Shakspeare EDITION ORIGINALE

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

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        Stello ENVOI AUTOGRAPHE

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

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

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

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

      Nashville. 1838.. 36pp. Dbd. Benton's signature on titlepage. Light scattered foxing. Very good plus. A speech given by Senator Thomas Benton of Missouri, to the United States Senate regarding the separation of the government from the National Bank. The divorce of government from the banks was an issue which Benton was a staunch supporter of, and which created much discord between the political parties. Andrew Jackson, president and ally of Benton during this campaign, had canceled the bank's charter in 1834, to the chagrin of Senate Republicans. Benton was an advocate for dealing in "hard money," gold coin or bullion, as opposed to paper money, which he believed favored the elite and put farmers and merchants at a disadvantage. These views earned him the nickname, "Old Bullion." Benton is also known for his push to settle the west as sole United States territory and was instrumental in the Oregon Treaty of 1846. AMERICAN IMPRINTS 49162. ALLEN 1452.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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