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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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      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 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 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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      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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        "The History of the French Revolution. By M.A. Thiers. Translated, with notes and illustrations from the most authentic sources by Frederick Shoberl."

      London: Richard Bentley. 1838. "First edition in English, 5 volumes, 8vo, 41 engravings throughout; later full calf, red and black morocco labels on gilt paneled spine, a very nice set. Standard and highly-esteemed history of the Revolution."

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      L: 1838 1st English ed. Five volumes, 1838. First edition. Bound in half green leather and marbled boards. Spines decorated in gilt; marbled endpapers. A very good set. A nicely bound copy of the first English-language edition of this classic work.

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        The Varieties of Human Greatness. A Discourse on the Life and Character of the Hon. Nathaniel Bowditch?delivered in the Church on Church Green, March 25, 1838

      Boston: Charles C. Little and James Brown, 1838. Pp. 119, [120 with printers imprint only]. Woodengraving by N. B. Devereux. 1 vols. 8vo. Original brown printed wrappers. Lower wrapper lacking, some chipping of spine and edges, upper outer corner torn affecting two letters in inscription, some spotting and soiling of text, especially pages 60-66, otherwise mostly marginal and light, a very good copy from Carroll A. Wilson's collection with his bookplate. Oliver Wendell Holmes' copy OLIVER WENDELL HOLMES' COPY. Inscribed on the upper wrapper "Dr. O. W. Holmes with Mr. Young's respec[ts]. RARE, according to Wilson in his catalogue "Because of its preservation in 296 Beacon Street and (by Justice Holmes' bequest) in the library of Congress, BOOKS FROM HOLMES' LIBRARY ARE ALMOST NON-EXISTANT IN PRIVATE HANDS" Holmes was teaching anatomy at Dartmouth at this time. Alexander Young was an antiquary as well as Unitarian minister. He published "The Library of the Old English Prose Writers " and "Chronicles of the First Planters of the Colony of Massachusetts Bay from 1623 to 1636" as well as several eulogies on eminent Bostonians and other works. A bibliophile, he, with Charles Sumner, Jared Sparks, Edward A. Crowninshield, James Savage, Charles Deane, George Ticknor and sometimes Longfellow would meet at the Old Corner Book Store to discuss books.¶ On the two pages is an anonymous poem signed "T" entitled "Elegy on the death of Doctor Bowditch" which had appeared in the Boston Daily Advertiser of March 22.

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        Landscape - Historical Illustrations of Scotland, and The Waverly Novels: From Drawings by J.M. Turner, Professor, R.A. etc. Comic Illustrations by G. Cruikshank. No. 1 - No. 18 in original parts

      London: Fisher, Son & Co, 1838. First Edition, first issue (plates with publisher's imprint and dated with year of issue). With 108 illustrations, including 35 etchings by George Cruikshank on 18 plates. 72 ; 84 pp. 2 vols. 4to. Bound in full pebbled contemporary crimson morocco, a.e.g. Gilt spine. Nineteenth century gift inscription.

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        Das Wasser-Büchlein oder praktische Anleitung für alle Menschen jeden Alters und Geschlechts zur nützlichen Anwendung des innerlichen und äußerlichen Gebrauches des kalten Wassers. Nebst Beschreibung der Heilkraft und Einfluß desselben auf den sittlichen Charakter des Menschen, oder Mittel, sein Leben auf die wohlfeilste Art gesund zu erhalten und das höchste Alter zu erreichen

      Kempten, Dannheimer 1838 - (Nachgebunden:) 1. Kirchmayr, Oertel, von Schlemmer: Der Wegweiser der Gesundheit oder praktische Erklärung über die Anwendungen und Wirkungen des frischen Wassers als bestes Diät- und Heil-Mittel. In zwei Vorträgen: I. Für Gesunde. II. Für Kranke. Ohne Ort, 1839. 32 Seiten. - Verbreitet vom hydropathischen Central-Gesundheits-Verein in München und Ansbach. - (Vorgebunden:) 2. J. S. Spiess, Die Gesundheitskunde im Essen und Trinken. Neue Ausgabe. Quedlinburg und Leipzig, Ernst, 1838. VIII, 110 Seiten. - 3. Franklin's goldnes Schatzkästlein oder Anweisung, wie man thätig, verständig, beliebt, wohlhabend, tugendhaft, religiös und glücklich werden kann. Hrsg. von Bergk. Neue bzw. 3. verbesserte Auflage. 2 Teile. Ebenda, 1838-39. XXIV, 88; X, 102 Seiten. - 4. Bergk (Hrsg.) Die Kunst reich zu werden enthaltend die Wege zum Reichthum, mit einer Anweisung zum Reichwerden von Franklin; ferner eine Waaren-, Spekulations- und Geldlehre, eine Münztabelle und ein Schema zum Capitalbuche, verbunden mit 24 Regeln für Bürger und Landleute, zur Beförderung des Wohlstandes, und 44 wohlgemeinten Regeln für junge Kaufleute. 2. verb. Auflage. Ebenda, 1838. VIII, 79 Seiten, 1 Falttabelle. - 5. Heinichen: Vom Wiedersehen. Ob, wann und wo wir uns wiedersehen? Wohin gelangen wir nach diesem Leben, wie ist da unser Loos beschaffen? und Gründe über die Unsterblichkeit der menschlichen Seele. Nebst Betrachtungen über das Dasein und die Liebe Gottes, über Tod, Unsterblichkeit und Wiedersehen. 4. verb. Aufkage. Ebenda, 1839. VIII, 120 Seiten. - 6. Ewald Hartenbach: Die Kunst, ein vorzügliches Gedächtniß zu erlangen. Nicht Marktschreierei, sondern auf Wahrheit, Erfahrung und Vernunft begründet! 2. verb. Auflage. Ebenda, 1838. 124, (4) Seiten. - Umfangreiches Kompendium zur Gesundheit, zu Essen, Trinken und Ratgeber für ein glückliches Leben. - Aus der Bibliothek des Münchner Brauerei Besitzers Matthias Pschorr, mit dessen eigenhändigen Aufzeichnungen auf beiden Innendeckeln in deutscher Handschrift, datiert München, den 19. März 1840: Di. 53, (6) Seiten, 1 lithogr. Tafel mit 2 Abbildungen Halbleder der Zeit mit Rückenvergoldung u. goldgepr Rückenschild, 8° [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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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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        "München - von der Süd-Seite". Blick von der Giesinger Höhe in nordwestlicher Richtung über Untergiesing und die Isar auf München. Die Isar noch mit der früheren Holzbrücke; rechts die Auer Kirche.

      . Altkolorierte Lithographie von Carl F. Heinzmann bei Piloty & Loehle, 1838, 30 x 41 cm.. Lentner 13745; Slg. Proebst 139. - Prächtige und seltene Ansicht, mit reizenden Kostümfiguren im Vordergrund belebt. - "Schön und selten, wie alle Blätter von diesem tüchtigen Lithographen" (Lentner). - Mit schmalem Rändchen um die Darstellung. Gerahmt.

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        Uibersichts Karte der projectirten Tracen der Wien-Raaber Eisenbahn sammt Nebenzweigen.

      Wien oV 1838 - Lithografie nach M. Schönerer, Bildausschnitt 19 x 37,5 cm. Ulbrich, Allg. Bibliographie des Burgenlandes, VIII/941. Sehr seltene wohl im Selbstverlag der Wien-Raber-Eisenbahn erschienene Karte der geplanten Strecken von Wien über Bruck und Kittsee (mit Abzweigung nach Bratislava) nach Raab/Györ in Ungarn einerseits (Österreichische Ostbahn) und von Wien über Mödling (mit Abzweigung nach Laxemburg), Wiener Neustadt (mit Abzweigung nach Ödenburg/Sopron) nach Gloggnitz (Südbahn), zeigt somit fast zur Gänze das Industrieviertel (Viertel unter dem Wienerwald) in Niederösterreich, das Nordburgenland mit dem Neusiedlersee und den Nordwesten Ungarns, rückseitig mit montiertem Masstab und einer Darstellung (5 x 9 cm) der Lokomotive "Philadephia", der ersten Dampflokomotive der Gesellschaftneben den ersten Lokomotiven der Kaiser Ferdinands Nordbahn die älteste Lokomotive Österreichs, 1837 von der Lokomotivfabrik William Norris in Philadelphia gebaut; in 6 Sektionen zerschnitten und auf Leinwand montiert, faltbar eingerichtet ind marmoriertem Pappschuber der Zeit, leicht gebräunt, sonst tadellos. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Blick auf Castel Gandolfo am Albaner See.

      . Aquarell, auf cremefarbenem Velin, rechts unten signiert und datiert "J.J. Frey Rom 1838.", auf beigefügtem altem Untersatz vermutl. vom Künstler selbst numeriert und bezeichnet "N 1 Castel Gandolfo bei Albano, See... Albano in der Ferne das Meer gegen Ardea zu." . 31:45 cm.. Johann Jakob Frey war Schüler seines Vaters Samuel Frey (1785-1836). Nachdem er auch bei Hieronymus Hess (1799-1850) in Basel studiert hatte, begab er sich gänzlich mittellos nach Paris, wo er sich durch Kopieren niederländischer Landschaften des 17. Jahrhunderts weiterbildete und seinen Unterhalt durch Restaurierung älterer Gemälde erwarb. 1834 kehrte er kurz nach Basel zurück und wandte sich dann nach München, wo er die Unterstützung Emilie Linders (1797-1867) fand, die es ihm ermöglichte 1835 nach Rom zu gehen. Ende der 1830er Jahre siedelte er mit seinem Freunde Albert Landerer (1816-1893) nach Neapel über, von wo aus er auch Sizilien und Spanien bereiste. Seine Beteiligung an der von Richard Lepsius geleiteten preuß. Expedition nach Ägypten 1842 mußte er seiner Gesundheit wegen bald schon aufgeben, kehrte im August 1843 aus Alexandrien nach Italien zurück und nahm seinen ständigen Wohnsitz in Rom und heiratete eine Römerin. Er gehörte zu den Gründern des Deutschen Künstlervereins und entfaltete nun eine intensive künstlerische Tätigkeit. Sein Atelier wurde viel besucht, auch von Fürstlichkeiten, zu denen Friedrich Wilhelm IV. von Preußen gehörte, für den er auch eine Folge italienischer Landschaften - jetzt im Marmorpalais in Potsdam - malte. Seine Bilder, in denen sich eine bedeutende Fähigkeit für kecke Farben- und Lichtwirkung neben einer gewissen Schwäche in der Zeichnung offenbart, waren seinerzeit sehr beliebt. Er ist in der Schweiz mit seinen Werken in zahlreichen Museen vertreten, besonders aber in Basel.

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        Gospel of John in Hindustani [Printed in PersianType]

      Calcutta: Baptist Mission Press, 1838. FIRST AND ONLY EDITION. VERY GOOD ANTIQUARIAN CONDITION. 8vo. (8" x 5"). Unnumbered title-page in English and Persian followed by 70 pp. numbered in Persian. Bound in Calcutta by the Baptist Mission Press in original quarter cloth over original blue paper card; printed title label affixed to front cover (pencil markings on front and back covers, title page with minor toning, else a clean and crisp copy in the original binding) Rare Hindi-Urdu translation of the Book of John. This edition is described in the "Second Report of the Operations of the Calcutta Baptist Missionaries" (1841) as belonging to one of two editions of the Gospels and Acts in Hindustani (both 12mo.), one printed in Persian characters (as here) and the other in Arabic. Of the Gospel of John in Hindustani, the Missionary Herald for December 1841 (pp. 664-665) claimed that 4000 (sic) copies of each edition were printed; however, only one other copy besides ours appears to be recorded. Our copy bears the presentation inscription of Edward Steane, whose sermon occasioned on the death of Pearce ("The Family of God," London, 1840, p. 42) puts this figure in the future tense, as though this huge quantity of copies was projected but not yet realized. Innumerable copies of the Gospels in Hindustani were destoyed in India, as is seen in the report of the "Destruction of Tracts" that appeared in the 1841 Baptist Magazine (p. 526): "Amidst all our liberal distributions [of printed tracts] this season, it has been matter of deep regret to us to see many more tracts destroyed this year than had ever been done before. This I am inclined to ascribe to the influence of the brahmans of the place, who appear now to have a trembling apprehension of the downfall of their craft by the diffusion of gospel knowledge. In conversation with Manniram they evidently gloried in having effected the destruction of some tracts whose scattered fragments were shown to him, and they threatened still further to show their rage against our books when an occasion should offer." * The printer, William Hopkins Pearce (1794-1840), was trained at the Clarendon Press, Oxford. After undergoing a spiritual conversion he traveled to Calcutta and in 1818 founded the Baptist Mission Press. It was at first a rude operation, consisting of one press and two founts of type. By 1837 it possessed sixty-two founts of type in eleven different languages, and seven iron presses that were in constant operation. According to the Memoirs of Rev. W. H. Pearce by William Yates (Baptist Mission Press, Calcutta, 1841): "Soon after its establishment, a type-foundry was found necessary to its usefulness; and it being deemed important to bind works which were printed, on the premises, a number of workmen in this department also were engaged. In December last, the establishment, consisted of four European or Indo-British assistants, and upwards of one hundred compositors, pressmen, binders, or other servants. Besides the New Testament, and other parts of the sacred scriptures, in several languages, the Mission Press has executed many thousands of religious tracts, school-books, and larger works in English, Sanscrit, Bengali, Hindui, Uriya, Arabic, Persian, Hindustani. Siamese, &c. Indeed during the last year only, not less than two hundred and fifty thousand copies of various religious publications in the native dialects were issued, independent of numerous works in English, executed for Government, Societies and individuals. In all the languages above enumerated, except the English, founts of types of various sizes have been cut at the mission foundry for its own use. It has also supplied founts of types in these languages, as well as Mahrathi, Guzarathi, Burman, Bugghese, Malay, and other characters to Missionary brethren of other denominations at Calcutta, Bombay, Surat, Moulmein, Penang, Singapore, and elsewhere." The present work is to be confused with Darlow-Moule 5285, a later publication in which the type was completely reset. The only copy listed in OCLC is at the Universitatsbibliothek Eichstatt-Ingolstadt. Not in Copac. PROVENANCE: Contemporary presentation inscription of Edward Stearne, Secretary of the Baptist Translation Society, on front cover.

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        Voyage en Crimée, au Cavcase, en Géorgie, en Arménie, en Asie-Mineurre et a Constantinople, en 1829 et 1830; pour servir à l'histoire de Hongrie

      Paris: Delaunay, 1838. First edition.. The folding maps and the folding plate of inscriptions each slightly trimmed at the left edge, occasional light foxing to some plates, the half title page shows the verso of the signatures on the page facing the title page; a very attractive copy in near fine condition.. Pp. (8), v, (1), (7) -464; 5 lithographed plates including folding plan of the land around Mt. Elbrus (Elbrouz); a folding view of Mt. Elbrus; and 3 plates of inscriptions (1 of them folding). Later 19th century one-quarter black straight-grain morocco, spine lettered in gilt, over dark blue cloth-covered boards, page edges decorated in yellow, 8vo (20.4 x 12.4 cm; 8 x 4.75 inches). This is an extremely rare travel account; OCLC/World Cat lists only seven copies in the libraries of the world. The author, Hungarian by birth but a francophone, presents a chronicle of his voyage to Crimea, Caucasus, Georgia, Armenia, and Asia Minor. Besse aimed to trace the ancestry of the Hungarian people to the Caucasus region. In the first part of the work he describes the Tatars, the cities of Kerch (Panticapaeum) and Simferopol, the inhabitants of Crimea, the Cossacks of the military colonies of the Black Sea, the Elbruz mountain and various ethnic groups (Circassians, Avars, Hungarians, etc.). The second part of Besse's chronicle describes Southern Crimea, a Tatar horse race, and details from the life of the inhabitants of Feodosyia (Kaffa). The third part includes descriptions of Trebizond (Trabzon) and the author's travels with a caravan from that city to Erzurum, Georgia, Tiflis, Greater Armenia, the Bosporus and Constantinople. In this part, Besse also refers to the changes in the Ottoman Army after the Sultan's reforms in 1824. The work ends with an overland journey from Isfahan to the capital of the Ottoman Empire (modified after text by Ioli Vingopoulou in "Travellers' Views"). The volume bears the signatures and cachets of the author and the publisher on leaf before title, as issued. (The signature of the author has an ink blot partially eradicating the last name, and a small hold caused by the ink).

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        Minnesinger (4 Bände in 3).

      Leipzig, Barth, 1838.. Geschichte der Dichter und ihrer Werke, Abbildungen der Handschriften, Sangweisen, Abhandlung über die Musik der Minnesinger, Alte Zeugnisse, Handschriften und Bearbeitungen, Uebersicht der Dichter nach der Zeitfolge, Verzeichnisse der Personen und Ortsnamen, Sangweisen der Meistersänger nach den Minnesingern. Mit 12 (10 Faksimiles) teils farbigen Tafeln, XLVIII, 377 Seiten; 3 Blatt, 399 Seiten, 3 Blatt, 844 Seiten; 4 Blatt, 936 Seiten, 4 Seiten, 2 Blatt, weinrote Maroquineinbände der Zeit, 26 x 21,5 cm,. Einbände leicht berieben und angestaubt, innen an den Rändern gebräunt, die ersten und letzten Blatt teils etwas stockfleckig.

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        Letters to Catherine E. Beecher, in Reply to An Essay on Slavery and Abolitionism, Addressed to A.E. Grimke. Revised by the Author

      Boston: Printed by Isaac Knapp 25, Cornhill, 1838. First edition. 130 pp. 12mo. Original quarter embossed cloth and boards, with yellow printed paper label on front cover. Small tear to cloth at along rear joint, some staining to covers, tear from lower corner of pp. 3-4. Contemporary signature in pencil of "L.W. Keeler, Union" on ffep. Early Feminist Work, "a scorching response" (ANB) to Catherine Beecher Grimké's Letters to Catherine E. Beecher began as a series of essays made in response to Beecher's An Essay on Slavery and Abolitionism with Reference to the Duty of American Females, which was written to Grimké. She published them first in The Emancipator and The Liberator before being put in book form here by The Liberator's printer, Isaac Knapp. Grimké (1805-1879) argued against Beecher's belief that women, as subordinate to men, should not participate in the abolitionist movement and should be absolved of such moral duties. Her Letters were "a scorching response to a pamphlet opposing engagement by her sex in political activism. Her Letters to Catherine Beecher was much ahead of its time. It argued that women should be allowed not only to help write the laws of the land but to sit in the seats of its government" (ANB). One of the most important early feminist and suffragist works. Rare on the market, with no copies at auction in the last 30 years.

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        Oeuvres de Virgile, edition Polyglotte

      Cormon et Blanc, Libraires. Very Good. 1838. B00ACRYCPU Very Good. (Binding: Hardcover, Jacket: No Jacket) Half-Morocco with marble boards. Very good copy.' . B00ACRYCPU .

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        Autograph Letter, signed ("P T Barnum"), to Major James Pond

      Victoria Hotel, Southport, July 2d/'82. 2 pages, pen and ink. 1 vols. 8vo. Old folds, light browning at margins. Barnum on His Reciepts from the Barnum & Bailey Circus Barnum writes to his lecture manager, Major James Pond, declining an invitation to lecture in England and revealing his gross receipts from his Barnum & Bailey's show. Reading in part, "Thanks for your offer for me to lecture ... the receipts of our big show were in first 6 days $74,051.00 - the whole ten days over $108,000, and on one day Saturday June 17 $15,742.15. This seems incredible - but is the honest truth. We think that "Jumbo" [an African elephant recently purchased from the London zoo] adds £800 - or $4,000 daily to our receipts - certainly for 8 months or 36 weeks he will add to our receipts $15,000 per week or $540,000! - £109,000 sterling. Is it any wonder that we decline an offer of £100 per day & all expenses for the 75 or 80 winter days that we can't exhibit in America?" Barnum closes with a postscript, "Ask Hoffman if he can tell me how to get the Mexican dwarf girl on resonable terms for Ringling show next summer ...". Major James Burton Pond (1838-1903) was a lecture promoter who, in addition to Barnum, represented Samuel Clemens, Winston Churchill and Henry Stanley.

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        A Series of Original Portraits and Caricature Etchings by the Late John Kay Miniature painter, Edinburgh with Biographical Sketches and Illustrative Anecdotes

      Edinburgh: Hugh Paton, Carver and Gilderto Hewr Majesty Queen Victoria, 1838. First edition. TOTAL OF 358 PLATES. 170 engravings in volume I. Vol. II with 159 plates plus 29 plates in the Appendix. xix, [i], 430, iv, ix; 472; iv; iv, xi, ii pp. 2 vols. Large 4to. Bound in contemporary half calf, with gilt spines laid down. Bookplate of Sir A[rchibald] Berkeley Milne, Bart. Kay was born in Gibraltar, near Dalkeith, Scotland. He was a barber in Edinburgh. "He was self-taught and produced many portrait sketches which are marked by their quaint originality and convey the true likeness of the sitter ? The artist made some arrangements with a view to the publication of his works. He was aided, it is said, by James Thomson Callender, who compiled some descriptive letterpress, including a slight autobiographical sketch, but the work was unfinished at the time of Kay's death. In 1837-8 a quarto edition of his plates, under the title 'A series of original portraits and caricature etchings by the late John Kay, miniature painter, Edinburgh,' was published in monthly numbers by Hugh Paton of Edinburgh. A second edition, in four volumes, was issued in 1842 by the same publishers. The plates then passed into the hands of A. and C. Black of Edinburgh, who had them retouched, and in 1877 published a third edition in two volumes, after which the coppers were destroyed. A 'popular letterpress edition', in two volumes, which very inadequately reproduced the more interesting plates, and reprinted only a portion of the letterpress, was published in London and Glasgow in 1855" (ODNB).This copy bears the bookplate of Sir Archibald Berkeley Milne (1855-1938), who was a naval officer and rear-admiral in charge of HM yachts and son of Admiral of the Fleet Sir Alexander Milne and grandson of Admiral Sir David Milne.

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        La Peau de Chagrin. ?tudes sociales

      Paris: H. Delloye et Victor Lecou, ?diteurs, Rue des Filles-Saint-Thomas, 13, place de la Course, 1838. First Illustrated edition, first printing, with all first printing points as enumerated by Carteret. [iv], 402, [2] pp. Title with vignette showing a man being pulled backward by skeleton, armed with a scythe, and 100 steel engraved vignettes in the text after drawings by Adam, Baron, Boulanger, Charlet, Daviid, Dev?ria, Fragonard, Gavarni, Grandville, Grent, Janet-Lange, Johannot, Raffet, Vernet, et. al. Royal 8vo (25.4 cm). Nineteenth-century quarter calf and marbled paper boards. Bookplate of Louis Auchincloss. Minor rubbing to spine and bands, but near fine otherwie, clean and crisp. Lovely copy, with half title. Bookplate of Louis Auchincloss. A Classic of French Illustration First illustrated edition of Balzac's renowned 1831 novel, his first major commercial success, lavishly produced in a generous format, with superb illustrations by many of France's finest illustrators of the period. From the library of American novelist, LOUIS AUCHINCLOSS.

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

      London: George Virtue, 1838. The First Edition. Portrait, engraved title, folding map and 70 engraved plates by W. H. Bartlett and W. Brockedon. 1 vols. 4to. Bound in full contemporary pebbled morocco, a.e.g. by E. Rau Binders, Philadelphia. Fine. The First Edition. Portrait, engraved title, folding map and 70 engraved plates by W. H. Bartlett and W. Brockedon. 1 vols. 4to.

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        Eve Effingham; or, Home. [Volume II only]

      London: Richard Bentley, 1838. First English edition (published in Philadelphia as "Home as Found by the Author of Homeward Bound"). 1 vols. 8vo. Blue cloth-backed boards. Later ink label on spine. Inscribed by the author on the half-title, "Mrs Fenimore Cooper from the Author.". First English edition (published in Philadelphia as "Home as Found by the Author of Homeward Bound"). 1 vols. 8vo. Inscribed to his wife.

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        La Peau de Chagrin. Études sociales

      Paris: H. Delloye et Victor Lecou, Éditeurs, Rue des Filles-Saint-Thomas, 13, place de la Course, 1838. First Illustrated edition, first printing, with all first printing points as enumerated by Carteret. [iv], 402, [2] pp. Title with vignette showing a man being pulled backward by skeleton, armed with a scythe, and 100 steel engraved vignettes in the text after drawings by Adam, Baron, Boulanger, Charlet, Daviid, Devéria, Fragonard, Gavarni, Grandville, Grent, Janet-Lange, Johannot, Raffet, Vernet, et. al. Royal 8vo (25.4 cm). Nineteenth-century quarter calf and marbled paper boards. Bookplate of Louis Auchincloss. Minor rubbing to spine and bands, but near fine otherwie, clean and crisp. Lovely copy, with half title. Bookplate of Louis Auchincloss. First Illustrated edition, first printing, with all first printing points as enumerated by Carteret. [iv], 402, [2] pp. Title with vignette showing a man being pulled backward by skeleton, armed with a scythe, and 100 steel engraved vignettes in the text after drawings by Adam, Baron, Boulanger, Charlet, Daviid, Devéria, Fragonard, Gavarni, Grandville, Grent, Janet-Lange, Johannot, Raffet, Vernet, et. al. Royal 8vo (25.4 cm). A Classic of French Illustration. First illustrated edition of Balzac's renowned 1831 novel, his first major commercial success, lavishly produced in a generous format, with superb illustrations by many of France's finest illustrators of the period. From the library of American novelist, LOUIS AUCHINCLOSS.

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        On the Elements of Light, and their identity with those of matter, rad

      1838. KYAN, John Howard. On the Elements of Light, and their identity with those of Matter, radiant and fixed. xiv, 130 pp. Illustrated with a hand-coloured aquatint frontispiece and 3 engraved plates (one hand-coloured). Large 8vo., 247 x 150 mm, bound in the original publisher's green cloth, covers blocked in blind. London: Longman, Orme, Brown, Green, and Longman, 1838. |~||~||~||~| First Edition, in which the author presents his theory that light is material and is composed of three gases: oxygen, hydrogen and nitrogen; oxygen is positive electricity. John Howard Kyan (1774-1850) was an inventor who attained a certain notoriety with his process for preserving wood. He patented his discoveries in 1832, extending the application to the preservation of paper, canvas and cloth. Faraday chose Kyan's process as the subject of his inaugural lecture at the Royal Institution (1833). In 1836 Kyan sold his rights to the Anti-Dry Rot Company; great things were predicted of 'kyanising,' as the process then began to be called. The timber used in building the British Museum, Royal College of Surgeons and Temple Church were 'kyanised.' It soon became evident that no iron fastenings could be used in wood treated with Kyan's method; the wood turned brittle because of corrosive action v. Kyan's method ceased to be employed. Wellcome III, 421. Wheeler Gift 936 (calls only for three plates).

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        Democracy in America

      George Adlard, 1838-01-01. Hardcover. Very Good. New York: George Adlard, 1838. xxviii, 464 p. Second American edition. Original navy cloth with gilt lettering on spine. Good+ condition. Clean text. Light foxing to some pages. Two former owners' names on front endpaper (with helpful info about them written in pencil underneath), half-title, and paste down; small ink dot on fore edge. Spine faded. Cloth worn away at corners, exposed tips. A solid copy.

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        Eigenh. Brief mit U.

      Berlin, 30. VI. 1838.. 2 SS. auf gefalt. Doppelblatt mit papiergedecktem Siegel und Adresse (Faltbrief). 8vo.. Launiger Brief an den Musiker Friedrich Wieck (1785-1873), Vater und Lehrer der Pianistin Clara Wieck (bald: Schumann), die der Adressat zum Zeitpunkt dieses Schreibens nach Tunlichkeit von ihrem Verlobten, seinem ehemaligen Schüler Robert Schumann zu trennen suchte: "Verehrtester Freund! Clara-beglückter Vater! Ich grüße Sie und Ihr Fräulein Tochter auf das Innigste, und das ist mir sehr fatal - denn wenn ich bei Ihnen in Leipzig wäre so braucht ich nicht erst zu schreiben und zu grüßen; dann brauchte ich bloss die Ohren zu spitzen. Berlin gähnt jetzt ungeheuer. Wegen des Instrumentes beim alten Behrend habe noch nichts wirken können. Soll's denn 24 oder 22 fr'dor kosten. Herr Gott ich vergesse aber ganz - ich habe die Ehre Ihnen meinen Freund und Landsmann den H. Assessor [August] Lemke aus Danzig vorzustellen, der ein guter Dilettant (Klavier u. Cello) und Universitätsfreund von Rob. Schumann ist. Gönnen Sie ihm das beneidenswerthe Glück (ich ärgere mich) Ihre Clara zu hören, dann braucht er auf seiner Ferner-Reise nicht weiter Clavierspielen zu hören. [...] Dies ist die Karte für Mlle. Clara Wieck, die ich vergessen habe abzugeben, wie Sie sich von der Treppe warfen Mittags um 12 Uhr wo Sie einen Studenten belangen wollten". - Leicht knittrig. Truhn, Schüler von Ries und Zelter, übernahm 1835 die Kapellmeisterstelle am Stadttheater in Danzig, wo er außerdem als Musiklehrer wirkte. "Nach seiner Rückkehr nach Berlin (1837) widmete sich Truhn in erster Linie publizistischer Tätigkeit [...] Truhn hat sich als Komponist, Dirigent, Schriftsteller und Organisator große Verdienste um das Musikleben in Berlin, Danzig, Elbing und Riga erworben. Unter seinen Kompositionen ragen neben Chor- und Bühnenwerken vor allem zahlreiche Lieder hervor, welche seinerzeit sehr beliebt und verbreitet waren. Eine bemerkenswerte Rolle fiel Truhn als weitblickendem Organisator des Männerchorwesens zu (Gründer u.a. der Neuen Liedertafel in Berlin). Seine schriftstellerischen Arbeiten weisen ihn als seriösen Kritiker aus" (MGG XIII, 851).

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        Eigenh. Brief mit U. ("A. Henselt").

      O. O. u. D. - 1½ SS. 8vo. An eine Verinka: "Ich habe mich sehr vergangen gegen Sie, was ist zu machen, ich habe keine Zeit, also verzeihen Sie! Neulich hab ich bei Oldenburg das Gespräch auf Sie gebracht, Fräulein Aretin war auch dabei. Sie können sich denken daß ich so viel ich konnte zu Ihrem besten gesprochen ebenso die Aretin [.] Die Prinzessin zeigte sich sehr theilnehmend für Sie u. versprach ganz gewiß Sie der Großfürstin zu empfehlen [.]". - Adolf Henselt war in den 1830er Jahren als Konzertpianist seiner virtuosen Technik wegen hoch angesehen und wurde zum Hofpianisten der russischen Kaiserin und zum Musiklehrer der Prinzen ernannt; 1838 ließ er sich auf Dauer in St. Petersburg nieder und wurde Generalmusikinspektor der kaiserlichen Töchtererziehungsheime. "Als Komponist eines Klavierkonzerts und etwa 40 kleinerer Klavierstücke wird er stilistisch zwischen Chopin und Schumann eingeordnet" (DBE). - Mit einem kleinen Randeinriß.

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