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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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        THE HISTORY OF THE FRENCH REVOLUTION

      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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        Mahmud Schebisteri's Rosenflor des Geheimnisses. Persisch und Deutsch herausgegeben von Hammer - Purgstall. Mit zwey Ansichten des Dorfes Schebister und der Grabstätte von Tebris.

      Pesth und Leipzig, Hartleben, 1838.. VI,32 S. (mit dem Text in dt. Sprache) mit ganzseitigen 2 Lithographien + 28 Bll. (14 Doppelblatt, mit dem Text in persischer Sprache auf verschiedenfarb. persischem Papier mit Mustern) + 1 Bl. m. persisch. Einleitung + gestoch. Schlussvignette sowie 56 Randbordüren.. Or.-Broschur mit jeweils, vorne und hinten lithographiertem Rosenstrauß. 4to. (29x22cm). Erste europäische Textedition u. vollständige Übersetzung des 1317 n. Chr. verfassten, einflussreichen Kompendiums der Islamischen Mystik " Golshan-e Raz " von Machmud Shabestari. (KLL). Jeder Bogen des persischen Textes auf andersfarbigen Papier gedruckt u. mit 8 verschiedenen, breiten lithogr. Randbordüren mit Tier- u. Blumenmotiven verziehrt. Broschur berieben, angeschmutzt, rissig. Unbeschnitten, persischer Text unaufgeschnitten. Rücken mit zeitgen. Papierstreifen "verstärkt". Innen braunfleckig, Papierecken angestoßen und teilweise geknickt.

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        Gedichte.

      Stuttgart, Cotta 1838.. 236 S. Lln. d. Zt. m. reicher Rvg. Rückengelenk oben ca. 3 cm eingerissen. Papier teils stark fleckig..

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        The Suburban Gardener and Villa Companion

      London: Printed for the Author, 1838. Comprising the choice of a suburban or villa residence, or of a situation on which to form one; the arrangement and furnishing of the house; and the laying out, planting, and general managemnt of the graden and grounds; the whole adapted for grounds from one Perch to fifty acres and upwards in extent; and intended for the instruction of those who know little of gardening and rural affairs, and more particularly for the use of Ladies. xvi, 752pp illustrated throughout with wood engravings. Three quarter calf with marbled boards recently rebacked with the original spine relaid. A good copy.. First Edition. Three-Quarter Calf. Very Good. 220x145mm.

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        Some Thoughts Concerning Domestic Slavery in a Letter to -- Esq., of Baltimore

      Baltimore: Joseph N. Lewis. 1838. First edition. 16mo. 115pp. Publisher's brown cloth with printed pink label on front board. Two early owner's names, front fly affixed to the pastedown from an excess of binder's glue, small chip at the corner of the label, some light spotting on the boards, modest foxing in text, still a handsome very good or better copy. The second edition, published the following year, identifies the author. Howes C134; Sabin 86769. .

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        Les arts au moyen age, en ce qui concerne principalement le palais romain de Paris, l'hotel de Cluny, issu de ses ruines, et les objets d'art de la collection classee dans cet Hotel. The five folio Plate & Atlas volumes

      Paris: Techener. Fine. 1838-46. First. Full red morocco. 618 plates, 512 of which are hand-colored & 18 of which are sepia toned .Full supple red morocco, double ruled board fore-edges, gilt inner dentelles, twelve raised bands, floriated compartments, ruled & floriated boards, marbled endpapers, all edges gilt.Sumptuously bound by H. Stamper [London]. ; Elephant Folio 555 x270mm; 21 3/4x10 1/2 in; Additional images and further information provided upon request. Please note this set weighs c. 100 pounds & may require additional postage for international destinations. .

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        Congrès de Vérone. Guerre d'Espagne. Négociations : colonies espagnoles

      First edition of this text, the importance of eventually appear because it is a significant part of the "Memoires d'Outre grave" (see Clouzot).Binders half navy calf, flat spines decorated with romantic gold chains, gold in heads and tails strips, upper caps slightly rubbed and with one of them for two minor losses, marbled paper plates, guards and contreplats paper tank, two tears in a slice, romantic contemporary binding.Quite complete the list of subscribers at the end of the second volume. Delloye & Acquéreur & Brockhaus & Avenarius Paris & Leipzig 1838 13x21,5cm 2 volumes reliés

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        La peau de chagrin

      First illustrated edition, first printing, 100 vignettes on steel Gavarni, Baron, Lange ... The edition contains some good features first draft stipulated by Clouzot: Thumbnail skeletal pulling a man back into title page, thumbnail gardener is in p. By 303 against. Portraits and Pauline Foedora were fired extra on china mounted; they are only found in some copies, without being specific rare Clouzot. Bound in half brown calf romantic era. Smooth back adorned with chains and a long iron. Roulette tail and head. A slot in the upper joint in the first third of 6 cm. a slit in the lower joint in head of 1 cm. A snag tail with missing. Particularly fresh copy with very few pale rousserus margins, on a very white paper, very nice. Clouzot notes: "Work often dive, difficult to meet in beautiful conditions." The artwork is very nice and spicy and well inked note that it was a feat then insert steel engravings in the text and that this edition was particularly neat. One of the most iconic works of Balzac's novels, in which it forcefully illustrates his theory of will and desire, where a man consumes his own life by the power of his desires. Delloye et Lecou Paris 1838 In 8 (16x26cm) relié

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        Stello

      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 dishes 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. H. Delloye & V. Lecou Paris 1838 13,5x22cm relié sous étui

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        Die Berlin-Potsdamer Eisenbahn. 62 S. Mit einem Textholzschnitt, lithogr. Falttafel und lithogr. Faltplan. 12°. Illustr. Orig.-Pappband (leichte Gebrauchsspuren).

      Berlin, George Gropius, 1838.. . Außerordentlich seltene Beschreibung der ersten Eisenbahn in Preußen, kurz nach Eröffnung der ersten Teilstrecke Zehlendorf-Potsdam erschienen. Die gesamte Strecke führte vom Potsdamer Tor in Berlin bis zur langen Brücke in Potsdam. Der erste Antrag wurde bereits 1835 eingereicht, jedoch mit den merkwürdigsten Einwänden verzögert, obwohl keine staatlichen Zuschüsse gefordert wurden; eine Eisenbahn wurde einfach nicht als besonders wichtig erachtet. Erst am 23. 9. 1837 waren alle Genehmigungen erteilt. Nach einer relativ kurzen Bauzeit von 14 Monaten konnte der Betrieb erst auf der Strecke Zehlendorf-Potsdam, dann am 29. 10. 1838 auf der gesamten Strecke eröffnet werden. Gebaut wurde die anfangs eingleisige Bahn von dem Mathematiker und Geheimen Oberbaurath August Leopold Crelle, der in seinem 'Journal für Baukunst' ausführlich darüber berichtet. Das Büchlein enthält einen allgemeinen Bericht über Eisenbahnen sowie eine genaue Beschreibung der Berlin-Potsdamer Bahn mit Aufstellung der Kosten, Ausstattung - Lokomotiven und Raduntergestelle aus England - die Unterschiede der 4 Klassen, Statuten ("Kranke Personen und säugende Kinder können zur Mitreise nicht zugelassen werden"), Repräsentanten usw. Interessant sind die Informationen über die Aktiengesellschaft und die Bedingungen für Kapitalanleger. Weiter werden alle zur Zeit in Deutschland projektierten Eisenbahnen vorgestellt. Fast rührend mutet der Versuch an, technische Vorgänge verständlich zu machen. So werden die "Ausweichungen" auf den Bahnhöfen und ausführlich die Funktionsweise von Weichen und Zugbewegungen erklärt. - Titel mit hübschem Stempel der Bibliothek des Erbgroßherzogs von Hessen. Unterschiedlich stockfleckig, gutes Exemplar. Exlibris. - Haskell 983. Zopf/Heinrich S. 729. Nicht bei Metzeltin.

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        A Map of the Province of Upper Canada, describing all the new settlements, townships &c, with the countries adjacent, from Quebec to Lake Huron Compiled from the original documents in the Surveyor General';s Office

      London: James Wyld, 1838. Slip case. Very Good. London, Published by JAs. WYLD, Geographer to HER MAJESTY. CHARING CROSS EAST 1838. 24 1/2 x 36 5/8 inches (61 x 93 cm). Hand-colouring to some areas on map. Paper trimmed and mounted on linen, as issued and folded into 24 panels ( 3 x 8). Two backed linen panels have ads for James Wyld mounted on them and when map is folded they appears at the front and back panels. Folded to a final size of 8 1/4 x 4 5/8 inches (20.5cm x 11.5cm) and inserted into the original green cloth slipcase with paper label on front. Condition: Map has offsetting from being folded and a couple of 1/4 inch brown marks otherwise, very good condition. Slipcase is good condition with wear and splitting on corners. Old library, xlibris, label affixed to back of slip case. This 1838 later issue of the map had two different 1838 printings and this is the appears to be the 6b version as identified in the bibliography book, Winearls Mapping Upper Canada, page 15, item 30.6b.An early map of Upper Canada in generally very good condition.Winearls, 30.6b.

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        An Essay on the Modern System of Fortification. Adopted for Defense of the Rhine Frontier.

      Original red cloth binding with gilt title to the front cover. Soiling to the covers and mild wear to the corners. A couple of small brown spots to the rear cover. Bindng is tight with clean pages. Five attractive large, b&w foldout maps at the rear of the book. A very scarce book. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Insurrection in Canada Manuscript Stampless self-cover letter

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

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        Nauders

      . Engpass von Finstermünz mit der Aussicht vom Schloss u. Dorf Nauders. Tonlithographie v. Kirchner aus "Ansichten von Tyrol und Salzburg". München, liter. artist. Anstalt 1838-41, 27 x 44 cm - wir garantieren für die Echtheit. Nebehay-W. 55 / 20. - Selten! - Leicht stockfleckig.

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        Manuscript - Pictorial History of England

      England, 1838. Pictorial History of England With Important Events in Colonial America and the West Indies Brilliant Manuscript Chronology 54 BC - 1817 Discovery of America - Sea Bubble - Battle of Quebec War of Independence - Abolition of Slavery Barton in Oxfordshire, 1838. "History of England Illustrated by Symbols" by M. Moore. Unpublished manuscript pictorial history of England, with significant events pertaining to the history of North America and the West Indies, illustrated chronologically with 267 darling ink drawings. 8vo. 117 pages, comprising 41 pages of manuscript plates drawn on rectos only, and 73 pages of manuscript descriptions written inversely recto and verso, a title page, emblematic frontis and introduction. Paper made and watermarked by J. Green & Son, of the Hayle Mill in Kent, in 1837. A faint pencil annotation to upper margin of the 5th plate reads "Xmas 1838" signifies the date of creation. Half red calf over green boards, with author's name to gilt tooled label. Volume measures approximately 12 x 19 cm. Some wear to boards, otherwise in very good condition, a brilliant historical work using imagery. Well over two hundred paramount events which contributed to the founding of two great empires - British and America - and the independence of the latter, unfold most cleverly in an iconographic timeline masterfully compiled and explained by a savant historian. Early conquests, crusades, massacres, treason, executions, reformation, sea trade, decisive colonial battles and treaties, births, marriages, and deaths of royals and nobles, plagues, voyages of discovery, consequential laws, persons of political and social influence, the abolition of slavery, and more, are represented in comprehensible symbolism. The volume begins by illustrating Celtic civilization and events leading up to the Norman conquest of England in 1066, the first drawing representing a Druid sacrifice. Subsequently we find King Arthur and his Knights of the Round Table, and the death of Edward the Martyr. The fourth plate highlights the curfew law adopted by William I, the Tower of London being constructed, and the Domesday Book. Subsequent events include Peter the Hermit in the First Crusade, the drowning of Prince William in the White Ship disaster of 1120, the very brief reign of Empress Matilda, the Norman invasion of Ireland, the Great Revolt 1173-1174, the Massacre of the Jews at the Coronation of King Richard I. On the tenth plate England is shackled by the Pope Innocent III and Magna Carta is issued at Runnymede. The Magna Carta appears again on the next plate, as does De Montfort's Parliament established in 1265. A series of battles, insurrections, assassinations, and massacres ensues, including the execution of Joan of Arc in 1431. A barrell of Malmsey wine denotes the alleged drowning murder of George Plantagenet, 1st Duke of Clarence, for treason against his brother Edward IV.Britain's interest in North America surfaces mid-way in the volume. "Discovery of America; and the building of the Great Harry" captions figure 7, plate 21, which memorializes the death of Henry VII in 1509 who commissioned John Cabot's voyage of discovery to North America in 1497, and ordered the construction of the vessel "Henry Grace à Dieu" (known as Great Harry). The divorce of King Henry VIII and Catharine of Aragon, the Protestant Reformation (1536), the deaths of Queen Anne and Thomas Cromwell, and the period of persecution and martyrdom from 1534 to 1547 are portrayed on the 23rd plate. Also from the sixteenth century, the Oxford Martyrs of 1555, Shakespeare and Spencer are represented. Sir Walter Raleigh's name appears in the timeframe of his voyage to America in 1578. His life's works death are depicted in a lovely pictorial compilation dated 1618. Strifeful times in the mid-seventeenth century include the Irish Rebellion of 1641, the beginning of the English Civil War in 1642, the capture, release and execution of King Charles the First. Shaped as a warrior's shield, and arrow of torches, and topped with a lion rampant flag, the numerous battles of the English Civil Wars, or Great Rebellion (1642-51) are named and dated. Headed by three swords representing the 1649 Commonwealth of England, Lord Protector of the Commonwealth Oliver Cromwell is featured in three separate sketches including the seizure of Jamaica in 1655 and the posthumous execution of his corpse. Especially lively is a page devoted to events in the time Charles featuring the Great Plague of London, the Four Days' Battle in the Second Anglo-Dutch War, the Great Fire of London, the cabal's Secret Treaty of Dover with France, the Habeas Corpus, and the Habeas Corpus Act 1679. Dated 1702, the year of John Benbow's death, two sketches portray his participation in naval battles against France, including a convoy of ships in the West Indies representing his death at Port Royal, Kingston. A simple and clever sketch portrays the South Sea Bubble, the peak value of a debauched British joint-stock scheme monopolizing trade in the South Seas and America, mainly dealing in slaves. Directly above this is a sketch relating the exile of over 600 Jacobite rebels and supporters captured at Preston being transported to the American colonies in 1716. In British America, plate 36 presents a battle which was most consequential for colonial Georgia - the War of Jenkins' Ear. Beginning in 1739 and being a commercial rivalry for trade rights, at its conclusion Georgia remained an English colony. "Quebec Taken and the Death of General Wolfe" describes a sketch of the Battle of Quebec 1759 also known as the Battle of the Plains of Abraham. Plate 37 relates largely to North America: • In 1760, the end of French rule in North America, as a result of British military taking control of Montreal. France ceded its territory east of the Mississippi to Great Britain and Amherst was appointed Governor-General of British North America. • The 1765 Stamp Act imposing a tax on many types of printed materials used in the colonies to help defray the cost of keeping British troops in America. • The start of the American Revolutionary War for independence in 1775 • The end of the War in 1783 • A fascinating drawing with the iconic English rampant lion surrounded by banners for Asia, America, Africa and Europe, the author declaring in his caption "England at Peace with all the Whole World" • The Bill to Abolish the Slave Trade presented to Parliament in April 1792 by William Wilberforce The next leaf memorializes the most distinguished heroes of Nelson's and Wellington's naval and military columns in the Napoleonic Wars in a pictorial metaphor. Following this, a leaf is devoted mainly to the French Revolutionary War, concluding with the Treaty of Amiens signed in 1802. Also depicted in the Irish Rebellion of 1798. The final plate marks the early stages of the Peninsular War, the banishment of Napoleon to Elba Island, the 1814 Congress of Vienna, and finally, the marriage and death of Britain's "favourite child" Princess Charlotte of Wales in 1816. The aforementioned are but a sampling of the 267 illustrations in this volume, whose author was evidently a knowledgeable historian. A superb candidate for didactic teaching, or simply for the pleasure of delving further into history, this work presents a number of lesser known details, often the origin of major events. Each page contains several miniature symbolic drawings with dates, and is headed with the first letter of the reigning monarch's name for the period illustrated, for example "W" for William the Conqueror, "H-8th" for Henry the 8th, "W&M" for the joint monarch of William III and Mary II, "G-3rd" for George III, so forth. Authorship is identified as only M. Moore by the front label. The title page suggests that he created the work while at a seminary in Barton, near Oxford. J. Green & Son The Hayle Mill in Tovil, Kent, was built in 1808 and was noted for its handmade paper. The mill was purchased by John Green circa 1815-1817; and the Green family produced paper there until the mill closed in 1987. Papers manufactured at Hayle were used by English and continental watercolor artists.. Very Good.

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        Dictionary of Architecture

      London: Longman, Orme, Brown, Green, and Longmans, 1838 London: Longman, Orme, Brown, Green, and Longmans, 1838. First Edition. Illustrations [engravings]by J. Le Keux. A bit of association status by virtue of prior ownership of the Belton House. 10" x 6.5", 498 numbered pp. + table and numerous engravings at the end. Original half green morocco and cloth. Hinges strong but for a crack starting prior to title page only. Mild spine scuffing, some cloth bubbling front cover. Very Very Good; a strong, crisp, bright copy in original binding. True first edition copy of Britton's major architectural reference work, this copy was formerly among the possessions of the Belton House, the coat-of-arms bookplate which graces the front pastedown. The Belton House [now of the Cust family, peerage Brownlow] is regarded as the finest example of pure Restoration architecture in England. John Britton's extensive work covers terms, building types, arhcitectural biographies and places. Le Keux' engravings provide crystalline comparative understanding of many the various subject terms. L3

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        Almanach auf das Jahr 1839.

      Karlsruhe, C. F. Müller (1838).. 2 x 1,3 cm. 17 n. n. lithographierte Bll. mit 11 Lithographien von Gustav Nehrlich. Brosch. weinroter Original-Lederband mit Ganzgoldschnitt. (guter Zustand). Auflage:0. Dieser äußerst seltene Almanach enthält eine Erzählung von Eduard Duller ( * 9.11.1809 Wien, + 24.7.1853 Wiesbaden) mit dem Titel "Traum-Bescherung". Die äußerst reizvollen Lithographien stammen von Gustav Nehrlich, Bildnis- und Historienmaler (* 1807 Karlsruhe, + 5.3.1840 München).

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