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        OLIVER TWIST; Or, The Parish Boy's Progress. By “Boz”

      London: Richard Bentley. 1838. First edition, first printing, first issue. Bound by Hatchards in full crushed crimson morocco, five raised bands to the spine, borders and inner dentelles in gilt. Red silk ribbon page marker to each volume. Top edge gilt. The original reddish brown publisher?'s cloth bound into the rear of each volume. Half titles present in volumes I and II, as called for. Four pages of adverts to vol I, and two pages of adverts to vol III. 24 plates by George Cruikshank, including the fireside plate (which was removed on Dickens' insistence and replaced with the Church plate in all but the earliest copies). Single page list of illustrations present to volume one. The binding is in fine condition. The contents with the usual darkening or oxidisation of the plates (tissue guards inserted at the time of binding) and some spotting and finger marks to the margins of the text pages throughout. A very attractive and complete example. Unusually for Dickens' novels, Oliver Twist was first issued complete in book form rather than monthly serial parts. It did appear in "Bentley's Miscellany" magazine, but was not completed until April 1839. (Eckel 59; Smith, Walter: Dickens in the original cloth. Part one: 4)

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        OLIVER TWIST; or The Parish Boy's Progress. [as published in] BENTLEY'S MISCELLANY. American Edition. Vol I. Vol. II. [bound with] SUPPLEMENT To BENTLEY'S MISCELLANY, American Edition

      New - York:: Jemima M. Lewer, Publisher.. 1838.. 8vo. 9-1/2" x 5-5/8". 1st printing thus (cf. Smith AMERICAN 3n6). 2 volumes: [[2], [v] - viii, 188; 628; v, [1], 208, [2], 313 - 416, [2], 417 - 520, [2], 521 - 632; [4], 188, 355 - 366 pp. Vol II begins with announcement for Barnaby Rudge, [dated Dec. 1, 1838]. NB. Vol II Supplement duplicates OT through Chap XIX, plus the 9 plates, found in Vol I>. Modern brown quarter-leather bindings, with marbled paper boards.. Bindings: Fine. Textblocks: stained & foxed. Vol I lacking 2. preliminary leaves ["Contents"] with one subsequent leaf, pp.. 121/122, having a closed tear. Title leaf with a bit of edge. restoration. Overall, Good. Illustrations generally clean, with. only occasional foxing and/or browning.. According to Smith, William Lewer began publication of OT with Chapter 20 [in January 1838], issuing the supplement in June 1838 [containing Chapters I - 19]. Jemima Lewer, in August 1838, continued monthly publication through April 1839. These two volumes contain that text & illustrations published through December 1838 [Book the Third, Chapter 8]. A rather uncommon US periodical publication of Dickens' famous novel. . Vol I: 24 inserted plates [OT - 15], on heavier stock yellow paper, after Cruikshank's originals. Tissue guards present. Vol II: 5 plates for OT [one ("Mr. Bumble degraded ...") imperfect, with loss in lower right quadrant].

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        Institutes of the Numismatic Society of London [PUBLISHED 1838]

      J Moyes, U.K., 1838, Hardcover, Book Condition: Good, Dust Jacket Condition: No Jacket439 pages, size 8.75 inches tall by 5.75 inches. Well Illustrated and with Tables. Contents : Institutes of the Numismatic Society pages 1-20; Proceedings of the Numismatic Society pages 1-28; Proceedings Of The Numismatic Society 1836-37 General Meeting pages 1-52; Proceedings Of The Numismatic Society 1837-38 Ordinary Meetings pages 95 -216; Proceedings Of The Numismatic Society 1837-38 The President?s Address pages 217-256; Proceedings Of The Numismatic Society 1838-39 Ordinary Meetings pages 256-414; Catalogue Of The Library Of The Numismatic Society Of London July 1840 pages 415-427; List Of The Numismatic Society Of London pages 429-439. Book - in Good half leather and marbled paper covered boards with gilt lettering and decoration to the spine - some wearing to the leather, some loss and surface rubbing to the marble paper and fading to the gilt decoration, library reference number to the bottom of the spine but no other signs of being an ex library book. Contents, some surface loss to the marble faced front paste down, light browning to the endpapers, faint pencil annotation to the free front end paper, small amount of marginal loss to pages 191/192 not affecting text otherwise clean, bright and tightly bound. Appears to have belonged to Charles Roach Smith, his signature to the title page, a noted Antiquary, expert on Roman London & with a long association with the Institutes of the Numismatic Society of London. A RARE Title. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: 1-2 kilos. Category: Antiques & Collectibles; Inventory No: 000463.

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        The Menageries

      London - Charles Knight and Co., 1838 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. A scarce illustrated natural history on The Menageries. The Natural History of Monkeys, Opossums and Lemurs. Illustrated with engravings by J. Jackson, after drawings by W. Harvey. Volume one of two. With twelve chapters on a variety of species of monkeys. From 'The library of Entertaining Knowledge' series. Condition: In a cloth binding. Externally, sound but with slight wear to extremities, fading to spine and the odd mark to boards. Internally, generally firmly bound. Bright with only the odd spot predominantly to text block edge. Overall: VERY GOOD.

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        Sketches of Young Gentlemen

      Chapman & Hall, London 1838 - 12mo., Original light green paper covered boards with cover illustration, add on back cover. Six illustrations by "Phiz." Backstrip appears to have contemporary replacement. An attractive copy, offered here together with the Sixth Edition, 1838, Chapman and Hall, three quarter calf, cover bound in at front, very good. The first edition in orginal boards is becoming quite scarce. [Attributes: First Edition]

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        Memoirs of Joseph Grimaldi. Edited by "Boz"

      London: Richard Bentley,, 1838. With Illustrations by George Cruikshank. 2 volumes, duodecimo. Later green half morocco, titles to spine gilt, raised bands, marbled paper covered boards, marbled endpapers, top edges gilt. Portrait frontispiece, 12 plates. Some rubbing to extremities, slight browning throughout both volumes, Bookplates, old catalogue entries pasted onto the free front endpaper of volume I. First edition of Grimaldi's memoirs, edited by Charles Dickens. The task of assembling Grimaldi's voluminous papers had already been tackled once, and Dickens cut again to produce a publishable narrative. Dickens was fascinated with pantomime in general and with clowns in particular, and found a degree of self-identification with Grimaldi, like him a spirited, quick-witted and inventive artist who had a miserable childhood, and evinced a lifelong horror of inactivity and of letting any audience down.

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        A remarkable 38 page handwritten lecture by Rembrandt Peale, discussing the history of art in Europe and America, including his father's most important painting: "He was the friend of Washington, of whom he painted the first Portrait ? " Both father and son were best known for their portraits of George Washington

      [Philadelphia], [1838?] Fine content Autograph Manuscript Signed twice, "Rembrandt Peale," 38 pages, 7.75" x 12.75", [no place, no date, but circa 1838], titled in his hand on the cover "Lecture on the Fine Arts by Rembrandt Peale," and again on the first page. Peale's formal lecture covers 27 pages and includes several corrections, some of which have been applied to slips of appear and pasted over the original text. Peale's formal lecture is followed by an additional eleven pages of "Notes. Not to make he Lecture too long for delivery the following passages were taken out & subjoined in the form of Notes." Pages overall quite clean with an occasional contemporary ink smudge (and a few contemporary red watercolor paint marks), several pages bear minor marginal chips, outer wraps creased and separated from bound pages, else fine condition overall. Housed in a custom clamshell case bound in 3/4 blue morocco. Peale offers a wide-ranging discussion on art history and theory replete with a reference to his father's status as the first painter of George Washington. He broaches the subject in the context of a discussion of the fact that prior to the American Revolution, the British colonies had produced but a few artists (most notably John S. Copley and Benjamin West), all of whom found it necessary to travel to Europe to earn crucial training and patronage: "here I may be indulged for mentioning a fact that worthy of Note in the History of our Arts; that my father, Charles Wilson Peale, after studying two years with Mr. West, in London, returned in 1771, and was during fifteen years the only Painter of any known standing in all this Western world ?" having sitters for Portraits from Canada & the West Indies ?" This continued till the year 1785, when the versatility of his genius tempted him into the fields of Natural History, making his name better known among Naturalists than it has been among Painters; Yet the Portraits of distinguished Men, begun during the War of the Revolution, many of which now decorate the Hall of Independence, will perpetuate both his patriotism & his name among the Artists of his Country. He was the friend of Washington, of whom he painted the first Portrait ?" and many others." As a whole, the lecture, which was designed for the consumption of a generalist audience, focused on the rapid expansion of the arts and culture in the United States as well as the gradual democratization of the arts in general. Peale opened with this passage, noting: "The Fine Arts comprehend Painting, Sculpture, Engraving & Architecture; to which some persons add Music, the Drama & Gardening. I shall not attempt to discuss the merits of this classification, but confine my observations to those branches, which are based upon Design or Drawing. They have been denominated the Polite or Fine Arts, by our English progenitors, to distinguish them from the Mechanic Arts; tho' these are often fine. In France & Italy they possess more attractive titles, & are held up to admiration as the Beautiful Arts; & in Spain, when that Country ranked the highest among civilized Nations, they were dignified & honored as the Noble Arts, none but noblemen being permitted to practice them, & even a title of Nobility conferred on every distinguished Artist that come among them. As these Arts contribute to refine the gross materials of Society, let them be regarded as fine & polite; as they embellish our houses & gratify our taste, let them be cherished, because they are beautiful; and as they exalt the affections above all vulgar & low propensities, let them still continue to be esteemed Noble, even by Republicans..." Peale proudly noted that the young republic, which had for many generations took cultural and scientific direction from Europe was beginning to make her own contributions?"the two most prominent of which were spearheaded by artists: "And in not a few instances have we given them [Europe] our Improvements & inventions ?" among which the Navigation by Steam, & the intercourse of mind by the Electric Telegraph ?" both accomplished by American Painters ?" are the proudest boast of modern times." Bringing artistic refinement to the comparatively rustic United States would prove more challenging. But the sixty year old nation was beginning to show signs of improvement despite continued resistance from those with the means to support the arts. Peale recalled that several years before "the first attempt was made in our Country in the old Bank of the United States, to introduce a taste for Architectural display. The Novelty of its Masses surprised the town & disturbed the simplicity of our richest Merchants, who had been only extravagant enough to support the miniature pediments of their front doors on ten inch Columns. The Pennsylvania Bank soon followed, to enrich a more ample space, & to gratify the pride of its accomplished Architect, notwithstanding the mortification he often experienced, and especially on one occasion, form an eminent Merchant, who would not commend the building, saying that he was 'No friend to the fine Arts ?" He was a friend to the Coarse Arts.['] This Latrobe thought a very coarse & illiberal sentiment; but he had the honor of a fellow feeling with King George the second, who said that he 'hated Boetry & Bainting.' Since that period a taste for architecture has been rapidly spreading in our country; & Latrobe?s Capitol, now being enlarged to an Imperial grandeur; Walter?s exquisite Girard College, and numerous examples of Gothic architecture, are differing principles of the purest taste, enslaved to no exclusive system, but leaving to architecture the same liberty of expression, that is allowed in the variations & Refinements of language..." This early modern republicanism that allowed this "liberty of expression" was also related to a renewed appreciation for classical art and design, largely inspired by excavations of Pompeii and Herculaneum during the eighteenth century. Peale observed that the diggings upended numerous assumptions concerning the artistic abilities of ancient Rome. For example, "It was a long time the opinion of the learned that the Ancient Greeks & Romans, excellent as they were in Architecture & Sculpture, were inferior in Painting & know nothing of Anatomy, Perspective, Grouping & Colouring. This judgment was founded on the Paintings discovered in the Ruins of Pompeii, but few of which ranked above Mediocrity. It was my good fortune to visit Pompeii, when on the walls of a Lawyer's dwelling near the Forum, were discovered Paintings of exquisite beauty; proving beyond doubt, that the Antients [sic] were profoundly acquainted with all the principles of Art; perfection of Anatomical details, linear & aerial perspective, with excellence of Colouring & Mastery of pencil." Peale's lecture concluded with a poem by Charles Swain, entitled "On Painting," and followed by eleven pages of additional discursive notes that he deemed too tedious for presentation. Peale delivered this lecture on at lest twice: first on January 3, 1839 at the Philadelphia Museum, (tickets were 24¢ or five for $1.00) and then again on February 6, 1840 at the Broadway Tabernacle hosted by the New York Lyceum (Public Ledger, Philadelphia, December 3, 1838, p. 5; Evening Post, New York, November 8, 1839, p. 2). One of Peale's motivations was pecuniary. The Panic of 1837 placed the chronically indebted artist into dire straits. Commissions for portraits dried up, and Peale found himself unable to move his existing inventory of paintings?"despite vastly reduced prices. (Miller, p. 226) Lectures offered an additional source for Peale, where he leveraged his celebrity, and his family's association with George Washington and other figures of the American Revolution to attract audiences. His broader motivation to write and deliver this lecture stemmed from a desire to improve the state of art education in America. At around the time he composed this lecture, he had renewed his acquaintance with Alexander Dallas Bache, Benjamin Franklin's great grandson, a professor of chemistry at the University of Pennsylvania who had been recently named President of the newly-established Girard College in Philadelphia. Having recently returned from Switzerland where he had become familiar with the educational philosophy of Johann Heinrich Pestalozzi, Bache was eager to test new methods as was Peale (Lillian B. Miller, In Pursuit of Fame: Rembrandt Peale, 1778-1860. 1992, p. 226-228)

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        OLIVER TWIST; or The Parish Boy's Progress. [as published in] BENTLEY'S MISCELLANY. American Edition. Vol I. Vol. II. [bound with] SUPPLEMENT To BENTLEY'S MISCELLANY, American Edition

      New - York:: Jemima M. Lewer, Publisher.. 1838.. 8vo. 9-1/2" x 5-5/8". 1st printing thus (cf. Smith AMERICAN 3n6). 2 volumes: [[2], [v] - viii, 188; 628; v, [1], 208, [2], 313 - 416, [2], 417 - 520, [2], 521 - 632; [4], 188, 355 - 366 pp. Vol II begins with announcement for Barnaby Rudge, [dated Dec. 1, 1838]. NB. Vol II Supplement duplicates OT through Chap XIX, plus the 9 plates, found in Vol I>. Modern brown quarter-leather bindings, with marbled paper boards.. Bindings: Fine. Textblocks: stained & foxed. Vol I lacking 2. preliminary leaves ["Contents"] with one subsequent leaf, pp.. 121/122, having a closed tear. Title leaf with a bit of edge. restoration. Overall, Good. Illustrations generally clean, with. only occasional foxing and/or browning.. According to Smith, William Lewer began publication of OT with Chapter 20 [in January 1838], issuing the supplement in June 1838 [containing Chapters I - 19]. Jemima Lewer, in August 1838, continued monthly publication through April 1839. These two volumes contain that text & illustrations published through December 1838 [Book the Third, Chapter 8]. A rather uncommon US periodical publication of Dickens' famous novel. . Vol I: 24 inserted plates [OT - 15], on heavier stock yellow paper, after Cruikshank's originals. Tissue guards present. Vol II: 5 plates for OT [one ("Mr. Bumble degraded ...") imperfect, with loss in lower right quadrant].

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        A Home on the Mississippi :Original Currier & Ives Lithograph

      - LITHOGRAPH "A Home on the Mississippi" is #25 of the top 50 Currier&Ives Lithographs. Printed along the bottom edge is 152 Nassau St, New York, the address for N. Currier between 1838-1872. This 13X18 inch medium folio has appeared on the Southern Comfort Label. It is framed and behind glass and is in need of a cleaning on the margins. The colors and impression are vivid and crisp. It is housed in a minor gilt frame, the aged paper backing is mostly intact except for a seven inch opening in the top corner of the backing and minor cracking in the lower corner of the backing. It has a professional hanging wire. The number 419 is written on the back. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Researches in Embryology. Collection of 25 offprints published in the years 1838 - 1854.

      . Contemporry half leather binding, rebacked; fine and cline copy of this unique item.. Barry, Martin: Researches in Embryology. Collection of 25 offprints published 1838 - 1854. - - Information about the provenance of this rare and unique collection: - - 1.: Author dedication on the first offprint for the eminent English chemist, botanist and geologist Charles Giles Bridle Daubeny (1795-1867). - - 2.: Autographed presentation letter to John Kerrich (Esq.), Geldeston, Hall, written on the 4th. Dec. 1863 with the statement "all his original observations, defeated at the time, are now acknowledged facts in embryology" signed by his brother in law .... - - 3.: John Kerrrich, Geldeston, Hall. - - 4.: A biographical article excerpted from the Edinb. med. Journal, 1856, I, pp.81-91; written with blue ink on the stationary paper of the Bacteriological Departement. The London Hospital Medical College (University of London); in an envelope "from Dr. Bulloch" addressed to "Prof. Boyd, London Hosp. med. College". - - James Dixon Boyd (1907-1969), who was a highly prominent anatomist: researcher, writer and teacher, "unquestionably one of the greatest anatomists of the day", who in 1938, was appointed Professor of Anatomy at the London Hospital Medical School. He stayed there until 1951, when he was appointed to the Chair of Anatomy at Cambridge. - - 5.: Hand written and signed letter "Cher Professeur Boyed", 20 Juillet 1950, 4°, 2 pages, on the stationary of the Faculte de Medicine de Paris; Ecole Practique, Laboratoire du Chef des Travaux Anatomiqes ... - - 6.: Printed Invitation Card for the Hunterian Festival. The President and Council of the Royal College of Surgeons if England request the honour of the company of "Professor J.D. Boyd, Professor of Anatomy in the University of Cambridge" (in ink), ...14th. February 1957. - - Content: - 1.-3.: Researches in Embryology. First, second and third Series (1838 II: (2) pp.301-341, (1), 4 Plates, 4 gest. Blätter Tafelerklärungen; 1839 II: (2), pp.307-380, 5 Plates; 1840 II: (2), pp.529-593, (1), 7 Plates). - Phil. Trans., 1838 II- 1840 II. - London, printed By R. and J. Taylor, 1839-1841, 4°, 188 pp., 16 plates with 253 figs; with autographed dedication in ink: "C. G. B. Daubeny F.R.S. (1795-1867) with the authors compliments." *) - *) Charles Giles Bridle Daubeny (11 February 1795 - 12 December 1867) was an English chemist, botanist and geologist. - - 4.: On the Chorda Dorsalis. - Phil. Trans., 1841 II. - London, printed By R. and J. Taylor, 1841, 4°, (2), pp.195-199, (1). - - 5.: Answer to the Note of Wharton Jones. - Lond. med. Gaz., 1838. - London, Longmann, et al., Jan. 27, 1838, 4°, (p.684) 1, (3) pp. - - 6.: Dr. Barry's Vindication of the Authorship of two Papers in the Edinburgh New Philsophical Journal 1837. - Edinburg, May 1837, 4°, 4 pp. - - 7.: On the Unity of structure in the Animal Kingdom. - Edinb. New Phil. J., 1837. - Edinburgh, January 1837, 8°, (2), 26 pp., 1 color. plate. - - 8.: Researches in the Embryology. Reply to T. Wharton Jones's Rejoninderr, By. Dr. Martin Barry. - Med. Gaz. of Sept. 14th, 1839. - 1839, 8°, 2, (2) pp. - - 9.: Remarks on a Work by Prof. Bischoff of Heidelberg entitled "Entwicklungsgeschichte des Kaninche-Eies" (History of the Development of the Ovum of the Rabit), 1842. By Martin Barry. - Lond. Edinb. Dubl. Philo. Mag. J. Science, 24. - 1844, 8°, pp.42-49. - "The following is the substance of notes written nine months since, when I was reading the work of Prof. Bischoff. Should the editors of the Philosophical Magazine consider them suitable for insertion in their Journal , I shall feel obliged by their allowing them to be published there." 19. X mo. (October) 1843, Martin Barry - - 10.: Note in reply to Dr. Griffith's Remarks on the Pitted Tissue of Plants , on Muscle, &.* By Martin Barry. - Ann. Mag. Nat. Hist, 11. 1843, 8°, 2 pp. - *) Annals of Natural History, No. 68, for. feb. 1843, p.95 - - 11.: On Fisseparous Generation. - Edinb. New Phil. J., 1843. - Edinburgh, October 1843, 8°, 16 pp., 1 engraved plate. - - "The first eight paragraphs of the following memoir, and the notes appended to them, were submitted to Dr. Bostock and Professor Owen in April 1842, at which time I intended to present them to the Royal Society, as part of an addition to a paper that has since printed in its Transactions. I afterwards withdrew them, as more properly belonging to the subject of the present communication..." - - 12.: History of the Development of the Human Ovum, with a comparative view of the Development of the Ova of Mammalia and Birds. - Edinb. Med. Surg. J., No.127 . - Edinburgh , 8°, (2), 34 pp., 2 plates with 53 partly colored Figures. Translated and abridged from the German of Dr. G. Valentin, * of Breslau. - *) Handbuch der Entwickelungsgeschiche, &c. - - 13.: On the Nucleus of the Animal and Vegetable "Cell". - Edinb. New Phil. J., 1847. - Edinburgh, printed by Neill and Company, 1847, 8°, (2), pp.201-229, (1), 32 Figs. - - 14.: Remarks on Quekett's Histology, on Kollikers Human Histology, and on the physiological importance of the Nucleus of the Cell. - Month. J. Med. Science, 1854. - June and July 1854, 8°, 25, (1) pp. - - 15.: Note on the Penetration of the Spermatozoon into the interior of the Ovum. - Phil. Mag., 1854. - Edinburgh, May 1854, 8°, 1, (2) pp. - - 16.: "Researches in Embryology; a Note supplementary to Papers published in the Philosophical Transactions for 1838, 1839, and 1840, shewing the Confirmation of the Principal Facts there recorded, and pointing out a Correspondence between certain Structures connected with the Mammiferous Ovum and other Ova." from the Edinburgh New Philosophical Journal ! - Edinb. New. Philos. J., 1853. - Edinburgh, January 1854, 8°, 16 pp. - - 17.: Some Remarks from the Editorial Columns of the 'Lancet' of October 15, 1842, relating to an article by T. Wharton Jones, F.R.S., on the Corpuscles of the Blood. (London 1842), 8°, (3), 1 pp. - - 18.: On Animal and Vegetable Fibre, as originally composed of Twin Spiral Filaments, in which every other structure has its origin : a Note shewing the confirmation by Agardh, in 1852 Observations recorded in the Philosophical Transactions for 1842." - Edinb. Med. Surg. J., 55 (1853). - Ocotber 1853, 8°, pp.317-329, (1). - *) The substance of a Communication read before the Royal Society of London, March 17, 1853. - - 19.: On Animal and Vegetable Fibre, as originally composed of Twin Spiral Filaments, in which every other structure has its origin : a Note shewing the confirmation by Agardh, in 1852 Observations recorded in the Philosophical Transactions for 1842.". - Proc. roy. Soc., 6. (1853). - London, Harrison and Sons, 1853(-4), 4 pp. - - 20.: A main Cause of discordant Views of the Structure of the Muscular Fibre. + Further remarks on the Muscularity of Cilia. - Phil. Mag., 1853. - November 1853, 8°, 12 pp., 1 plate. - - 21.: Renewed Inquiries concerning the Spiral Structure of the Muscle, with observations on the Muscularity of Cilia. - Phil. Mag., 1852. - November 1852, 8°, 27, (1) pp., 2 plates with 43 Figs. - - 22.: Some Account of the Discoveries of Keber on the Porosity of Bodies ; with confirmations. - Phil. Mag., 1854. - November 1854, 8°, 17, (1) pp. - - 23.: Matin Barry's Berstätigung einiger neuern mikroskopischen Betrachtungen. Aus dem Englischen übersetzt und mit Zusätzen versehen von F. Keber. - Königsberg, in Kommission bei den Gebrüdern Bornträger, 1855, 8°, 54 pp. - - 24.: Facts relating to the Corpuscles of Mammiferous Blood, communicated to the Royal Society. - Lond. Edinb. Dubl. Phil. J. Science, 22. 1843, 8°, 2 pp. - - 25.: Postscript to a Paper *) confirming the Discovery by Keber of a remarkable Body penetrating into the Ovum of the fresh water Mussel. - Month. J. Med., 1855. - April 1855, 8°, 2 pp. - *) In the January Number of the Monthly Journal of Medicine. - - 26.: Meissner shown to have been the first who confirmed the fact that the Spermatozoon Penetrates into the Interior of the Ovum of ...

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        View of Knidos, looking across the Carpathian Sea. "Vue de Gnide regardant la Mer Carpathienne

      Turkey & Caucasus: Paris Firmin Didot Frères 1838-[?1862]. Large panoramic tinted lithograph view of the coast and peninsular of Knidos, from Laborde's "Voyage De L'Asie Mineure". 2 plates joined. The impressive plate shows the coast and peninsular of Knidos looking across the "Carpathian" sea to the islands of the Greek archipelago. From the key below are identified the islands of Symie, Rhodos, Karpathos, Tilos, the Sporades, Nissaros, Astypalaia and Crete on the horizon. The panoramic view shows many of the archeological remains of the area: in the foreground are the ruins of the Grand Theatre on Mount Tiropium, with the path to the Necropolis with many tombs; on the sea shore behind is the port of Bybassus. In the centre of the view is the peninsular of Triopium with the main harbour, with space for "vingt galères."; there are many ruins on the isthmus of temples, another theatre and the forum and then the small port. The promentory of Cape Crio is seen on the horizon. Tinted lithograph,2 plates joined, folded; generally clean; light offsetting; toning to centre join and slight crease at join; damp stain to centre lower margin just touching image; paper loss at upper centre fold; short tear to lower blank margin (20mm) repaired to verso. Marquis Léon Emmanuel Simon Joseph de Laborde, [1807 - 1869]. Only son of Alexandre de Laborde ( 1773 - 1842 ) and Thérèse Sabatier de Cabre, Léon de Laborde was educated at the University of Göttingen . In 1827, he traveled with his father much of southern Europe and Asia Minor (Florence, Rome, Naples, Otranto, Corfu, Constantinople, Jerusalem, Alexandria), and with a remarkable talent, drew many ancient monuments' of Asia Minor and Syria, His father returned to France but he continued and explored the valley of the Nile with the engineer Linant Bellefonds while serving Mehemet Ali , and Arabia Petraea (now Jordan). From these travels he published "Voyage de L'Arabie Pétrée" in 1830 and, "Voyage De L'Asie Mineure "in 1838. The plates of the last are after his own drawings and those of the architecht P.A.Dedreux. Upon his return from his travel , he became secretary of the French Embassy in Rome from Chateaubriand (1828), but he resigned with him at the time of formation of the ministry Polignac (1829). After the Revolution of 1830 , Leon de Laborde became aide-de-camp to General La Fayette before being sent as secretary of embassy in London to Talleyrand . He soon left his diplomatic career to devote himself entirely to historical and literary works. The history of art particularly attracted his curiosity, and he began in 1839 a history of mezzotint engraving, announced as the fifth volume of a history of printing, but it was never published. The following year, he published "Research on the discovery of the printing press "(1840). In 1845 he became keeper of Antiquities at the Louvre and later director-general of the Imperial archives. In 1854 he published the most comprehensive study of Athens as seen through the eyes of travellers " Athènes Aux XV, XVI Et XVII Siecles." Blackmer/Navari: 931. Turkey & Caucasus Turkey Gnide Knidos Cnidus Carpathian sea Karpathos Rhodos Symie Tilos Sporades Nissaros Astypalaia Crete

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        The Islands of New Zealand from Cook, D'Urville, Duperry & Herd. With Additions By J.S. Polack 1838

      1838 - 1838. Engraved map of New Zealand with inserts of Bay of Islands Kororarica, Wangari or Bream Bay and Tokomara. The South Island is named Island of Victoria and the North Island is Eainomawi. Two small remnants of brown paper to the lower map, otherwise very good. Map size 33cm x 21.5cm. Mounted.

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      London: James Bohn, 1838. contemporary full red polished calf with gilt fillets and and embossed border surround covers, five raised bands and spine ornat. tall 8vo. contemporary full red polished calf with gilt fillets and and embossed border surround covers, five raised bands and spine ornat. xv,(x),436; (iv),(437)-1090,xxx),(2) pages. 2 volumes. First edition and only edition. (Windle A65; Jackson no.89). Profusely illustrated with 44 separate plates and tipped-in woodcuts and facsimiles. Dibdin's last major work. Volume one has twelve unnumbered plates, volume two has 32 unnumbered plates. The work is dedicated to Frances Mary Richardson Currer, who subscribed to nine copies of the work. According to Windle, Dibdin began to contemplate writing a tour of England after the publication of his continental tour in 1821. A notebook of Dibdin's kept in the course of visiting the libraries of Cambridge University marks the preparation for this work. A facsimile of this notebook was published by Oak Knoll Press in 1989. Covers show rubbing with abrased spot on front cover of volume one; hinges cracked and partially split. Bookplate.

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        Hunde-Gallerie oder naturgetreue Darstellung des Hundes in drei und vierzig reinen unvermischten Racen, mit einer kurzen Einleitung und Beschreibung jeder Race.

      Weimar, Im Verlag der Kunsthandlung von Eduard Lobe. 1838.. Quer-Folio (26,2x36 cm). 18 S. Text und 32 gestochene, handkolorierte Tafeln mit 43 Abbildungen. Halbleinwandband der Zeit mit mit rotem goldgeprägtem Rückenschild.. Nissen ZBI 1613. - Einzige Ausgabe. - Nach der Sammlung von Ridinger um 1750 und einem Album von Magnus Brasch, Nürnberg 1789, das dritte Tafelwerk mit Hunderassen in Deutschland. - Zeigt nicht nur die damals bekannten Jagd- und Hofhunde, sondern auch die neu in Mode gekommenen Spitze und Schosshunde. Die Bilder, vom Herausgeber selbst gezeichnet und gestochen, in schönem Kolorit. 1853 erschien eine zweite Ausgabe. - Leinenbezug am Rücken mit winzigen Fehlstellen. Text etwas stockfleckig und etwas knittrig, die ersten 2 Tafeln mit einem Knitterfalz. Papier gleichmässig leicht gebräunt, sonst fleckenlos.. Tafel 42 mit übklebtem NameLeinenbezug an den Kanten mit kleinsten Fehlstellen. - Selten.

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        Junge Frau aus Albano. Aquarell über Bleistift

      1838.. Signiert "C. Müller", datiert "1838" und bezeichnet "Costume d'Abano. 1838." 29,7 x 23,2 cm.. Das blattgroße Aquarell zeigt die jungen Albanerin sitzend im Dreiviertelprofil. Sie trägt die traditionellen Tracht mit weißer Haube und Korallenschmuck. - Karl Müller studierte 1833 - 1837 bei Ingres. Als Ingres 1837 zum Direktor der französischen Akademie in Rom berufen wurde, folgte Müller ihm. Das vorliegende Blatt enstand im ersten Jahr von Müllers Italienaufhalt. - Wenig gebräunt und minimal Lichtrandig. Wenige minimale Fleckchen. Blattaußenkante mit einem Goldband eingefaßt.

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      Massachusetts 1838 - Size : 360x290 (mm), 14.125x11.375 (Inches), Original Hand Coloring

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

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

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        Report to the Commissioners of the Coxsackie and Schenectada Rail-Road Company: January 17, 1838

      Coxsackie: Published by Thomas B. Carroll, at the Office of the Coxsackie Standard. 1838. First. First edition. Octavo. 12pp., folding map frontispiece. Printed green wrappers. Contemporary owner's name, small discreet library stamp on the verso of the title page and a shelf label on the front wrap, else a near fine copy. OCLC locates only two copies. Presumably, the map, on thin tissue wouldn't have survived very easily. .

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        Map of the State of New York compiled from the Latest Authorities.

      S. Augustus Mitchell,, Philadelphia: 1838 - Folding pocket map, 17 x 21", with full period color. Bound in 16mo brown gilt & blind stamped cloth boards, stamped "New - York." on the front board. A beautiful colored copy, with county divisions and relief shown pictorially. Inset Vicinity of Rochester, Vicinity of Albany, Vicinity of New York, and Map of the Hudson River from New York to Albany. OCLC: 45669426 cites only the NY Public & NY State Library. Boards in very good condition, the map with a few corner cracks, as onion paper is prone to do. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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      per Giuseppe Molini 1838 Importante album in folio, in formato cm.52x36,4. Pg.(8),160. Legatura originale in mz.tela, con titoli e fregi in oro al dorso. Vistose fioriture e chiazze ai piatti originali in cartone rigido, con alcune spellature. Aloni e bruniture che interessano un pò tutto il volume. L'Opera si articola in quattro parti ed un'Appendice: "Delle varie condizioni delle Maremme fino al Regno del Gran - Duca Leopoldo II", articolata in tre Capitoli; "Delle opere di bonificamento intraprese dal Gran - Duca Leopoldo II", in sei Capitoli; "Degli ordinamenti amministrativi", in due Capitoli; "Dei primi effetti del bonificamento delle Maremme". In Appendice: "Notizie sullo stato delle Maremme nei tempi prossimi al bonificamento", "Discorso sopra la Maremma presentato il dì 10 Agosto 1828 a S.A.I. e R. il Gran - Duca dal Conte Vittorio Fossombroni suo Ministro Segretario di Stato", "Parere del Commendatore Pietro Paoli sul precedente discorso", "Spiegazione delle Tavole", "Riduzione a misure e monete Francesi delle misure e monete Toscane citate nelle precedenti memorie". Con 27 belle tavole fuori testo, nitidamente incise o litografate da Francolini, Gozzini e Balatri, su disegni di Renard e dello stesso Ing.Francolini. La prima tavola, in formato cm.52,6x103, raffigura la "Carta Geometrica di quella parte delle Maremme Toscane che è compresa tra la Foce della Cecina ed i monti dell'Alberese, colla indicazione delle opere che vi furono eseguite dopo l'anno 1829 e dei resultamenti ottenuti sino al 1838 per la sua bonificazione", con un bellissimo cartiglio allegorico inciso da A.Daverio su bozzetto di Giuseppe Pianigiani. Seguono 26 carte a piena pagina, raffiguranti: "Tavole comparative lo stato della Pianura grossetana in varie epoche, dall'anno 300 di Cristo all'anno 1836", "Ponte con cateratte angolari costruito sull'emissario di Capezzuolo", "Dettagli delle cateratte", "Panieri e graticciati", "Ponte con cateratte angolari costruito sull'emissario di Scarlino", "Oggetti antichi trovati nelle diverse escavazioni", "Ponte - Canale della Pecora", "Carro a trabalta su via di ferro per il trasporto della terra", "Tavola I^ e II^ comparativa lo stato dei bassi piani di Grosseto" (due tavole), "Profili della steccaia e dentello alla presa d'acqua del 1° canale diversivo", "Imbocco del primo canale diversivo", "Gabbioni e caprate", "Ponte sul primo canale diversivo", "Imbocco del secondo canale diversivo", "Ponte sul secondo diversivo al passo della via per Orbetello, e Castiglione", "Cateratta di presa d'acqua del Mulino di Grosseto", "Ponte con cateratte angolari sulla Fiumara di Castiglione", "Emissario di Castiglione", "Ponte con cateratte a bilico e scatto sull'emissario di San Leopoldo", "Ponte sulla Cornia al passo della Via Emilia", "Ponti minori della Via Emilia", "Pozzo artesiano di Grosseto", "Macchine e attrezzi", "Dimostrazione grafica della mano d'opera per la formazione del cavamento e arginature del primo Canale diversivo d'Ombrone", "Bacini dell'Ombrone, dei suoi influenti, e dei fiumi tributarj del Padule di Castiglione". Monumentale Opera, in cui si dà ragguaglio dell'impresa di bonifica ottocentesca compiuta sotto Leopoldo II. I lavori furono coordinati dal Comm.Alessandro Manetti, con la direzione amministrativa di Giacomo Grandoni. Estensore del testo è il Segretario della Direzione del Corpo degli Ingegneri, Ferdinando Tartini, che fu tra i fondatori del Gabinetto Viesseux e della "Società di Geografia, Statistica e Storia naturale patria" e fu Segretario Generale in occasione della 3^ Riunione degli Scienziati Italiani, tenutasi a Firenze nel 1841. "La parte costiera e pianeggiante dell'attuale provincia di Grosseto ha rappresentato per secoli la parte paludosa della Toscana più difficile dal punto di vista del risanamento ambientale. Le politiche di sfruttamento di età medicea miravano ad un incremento dell'agricoltura e del pascolo in questa zona fortemente limitati dalla presenza del grande lago di Castiglione che tuttavia costituiva per il governo, con l'appalto della pesca, una delle più grosse entrate di tutto il patrimonio fondiario. Ferdinando I curò la realizzazione di molte opere idrauliche (tra cui la confinazione del Lago) e nel 1592 istituì l'Ufficio dei Fossi di Grosseto. Durante la Reggenza lorenese l'opera di una équipe di ingegneri tra cui spicca il nome di Leonardo Ximenes (Trapani, 1716 - 1786, che progettò la Casa Rossa) avviò il piano di Bonifica integrale della Maremma voluto da Pietro Leopoldo. Pietro Ferroni, che nel 1781 sostituì Ximenes, recuperò il vecchio progetto di prosciugamento del lago castiglionese e ne attuò la colmata parziale. La definitiva colmata del Lago di Castiglione fu portata a compimento nel 1828 grazie al progetto e allo studio del Fossombroni che attuò così il provvedimento di bonifica più imponente di tutta la Maremma pisana e grossetana" (A.Gozzoli).

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        Correspondence with His Excellency Sir Richard Bourke, K C B and other documents relative to the removal of Alexander M'Leay, Esq from the office of Colonial Secretary of New South Wales

      Sydney: James Spilsbury, 1838. Small quarto, iv, 62 pp.; very good in chipped blue wrappers with some wear. Second and best edition: scarce printing of letters in attractive original condition, relating to the controversial dismissal of Alexander McLeay as Colonial Secretary, one of the less savoury events of the difficult final years of Bourke's governorship. McLeay first published some letters regarding his unexpected removal from office in 1837 as a slim pamphlet of 12 pages, which he heavily revised and much augmented for this second edition, which includes further correspondence and a petition of public support for McLeay.

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

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

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        Trogon Temnurus (Cuba Trogon)

      London 1838 - John Gould (1804-1881) was an English ornithologist, self-taught artist and naturalist. Gould first worked as a gardener under his father in the Royal Gardens of Windsor, from 1818-1824, where he began his illustrations. He became and expert taxidermist, opening his own practice in London in 1824 and in 1827 he became the first Curator and Preserver at the museum of the Zoological Society of London. Through his work he was about to meet with the country’s leading naturalists and view new collections of birds given to the Zoological Society. His interest in birds was continually developing and in 1830 he published his first volume on birds, “A Century of Birds From the Himalaya Mountains.” For the next fifty years, Gould, his wife and artists working with them traveled around Asia, the East Indies and Australia. His wife Elizabeth and other artists were able to transfer his sketches to stone; hand print and hand color them. Gould became the leading publisher of ornithological illustrations in Victorian Britain, creating over three thousand plates of birds in over forty volumes. Gould conceived of a specialized monograph on the trogons as a complimentary volume to his book on the toucans. The two highly colorful species were the only birds for which he created monographs, dedicated to one sort of bird rather than those of a particular geographical area. A Monograph of the Trogons was published from 1858-1875, and contains forty-seven hand colored lithographs. Gould's illustrations for the Trogons are some of the most magnificent that the ornithologist ever produced. This folio size, hand-colored lithograph, Trogon Temnurus, measures 22" x 14.75" and is in excellent condition with only light foxing marks around the edges. Commonly called the Cuba Trogon, this bird is brilliantly colored in luminous shades of red, blue and green. White and black are used as details to relate the intricate patterns on the wings of the Cuba Trogon. The colors blend along the body of the bird creating an iridescent effect. The lines on the body expertly shape and define the feathers and tail.

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        Lower Canada: return to an address of the Lords Spiritual and Temporal of the 30th July 1838, for copies of all appointments made by the Earl of Durham to the Special Council of Lower Canada ; and copies of all ordinances passed in such Special Council, together with the dates of the same

      [London]: H.M.S.O., Great Britain. Colonial Office, 1838. 1st. No binding. Very Good. A HISTORICALLY IMPORTANT DOCUMENT.THE EARL OF DURHAM REPORTS FROM CANADA ON THE REBELLION IN LOWER CANADA, 1838. Dated Downing-street, 20th January 1938. (Presented by Her Majesty's Command) Ordered by the House of Commons, to be printed, 23, January 1838 Paper No. 325. 2 August 1838. Folio, 10 pp+ 2pp., sewn as issued, deckled edge paper, slightly dusty at edges, wide margins, three light HORIZONTAL MAILING FOLDS otherwise very good condition.Return to an Address of the Lords Spiritual and Temporal of the 30 July 1838. Volume 325; Volume 1838 of Parliamentary papersCOPIES OF ALL APPOINTMENTS MADE BY THE EARL OF DURHAM TO THE SPECIAL COUNCIL OF LOWER CANADA; AND COPIES OF ALL ORDINANCES PASSED IN SUCH SPECIAL COUNCIL TOGETHER WITH THE DATES OF THE SAME RESPECTIVELY; OF ANY PROCLAMATION ISSUED BY THE EARL OF DURHAM ON THE 28TH OF JUNE LAST; AND OF ALL THE MINUTES OF PROCEEDINGS OF THE SPECIAL COUNCIL OF LOWER CANADA ON THE 28TH OF JUNE LAST. Ordered to be printed 2nd August 1838. COLONIAL OFFICE. LOWER CANADA. Only 4 copies located in three institututions; TPL (2 copies), Library of Parliament and McGill. The Earl of Durham reports from Canada on the Rebellion and makes particular reference to the sentences to be imposed on the ringleaders of the Rebellion, including the exile of some to Bermuda ("M. PAPINEAU and his associates, who fled from justice, are prevented from re-entering the Province...). Numerous alleged traitors are identified in the text.It is this dispatch to Lord Glenelg of the very first actions taken by Lord Durham that caused major political (and legal) controversy and triggered the the loss of support from Lord Melbourne (Prime Minister who appointed him) and other original supporters including Queen Victoria. Durham's resignation and departure just 5 months later was the result.Durham was appointed on 15 Jan. 1838 and departed for the Canadas on 24 April, 1838 He arrived in Canada on May 28, 1838 and left for England on November 1, 1838.

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        Waa-Pa-Shaw, a Sioux Chief

      - Folio first edition of Indian Tribes of North America. Philadelphia, published by F. W. Greenough, 1838. Some minor spotting.

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        Stum-Ma-Nu, a Flat-Head Boy

      Philadelphia: F.W. Greenough, 1838. Hand-coloured lithograph. In excellent condition. A fine image from McKenney and Hall's 'Indian Tribes of North America': `One of the most important [works] ever published on the American Indians' (Field),` a landmark in American culture' (Horan) and an invaluable contemporary record of a vanished way of life. Stumanu (?1818- 1839) was of the Chinook, or Flathead (as designated by the whites), tribe that inhabited the region north of the Columbia River in present day Washington (then Oregon Territory). According to McKenney, the Chinook were "a very interesting people. They are honest, hospitable, and kindly disposed towards the whites. They excel most other Indians in simplicity and frankness of character." Stumanu, who, living on the Columbia, was an expert fisherman, was educated at the Indian school founded by Dr. John M'Loughlin, "Father of Oregon". Still young, Stumanu was taken east by a missionary in a fundraising effort. There, in New York City in 1839, he contracted an unknown illness and died. McKenney and Hall's 'Indian Tribes of North America' has long been renowned for its faithful portraits of Native Americans. The portraits are largely based on paintings by the artist Charles Bird King, who was employed by the War Department to paint the Indian delegates visiting Washington D.C., forming the basis of the War Department's Indian Gallery. Most of King's original paintings were subsequently destroyed in a fire at the Smithsonian, and their appearance in McKenney and Hall's magnificent work is thus our only record of the likenesses of many of the most prominent Indian leaders of the nineteenth century. Numbered among King's sitters were Sequoyah, Red Jacket, Major Ridge, Keokuk, and Black Hawk. After six years as Superintendent of Indian Trade, Thomas McKenney had become concerned for the survival of the Western tribes. He had observed unscrupulous individuals taking advantage of the Native Americans for profit, and his vocal warnings about their future prompted his appointment by President Monroe to the Office of Indian Affairs. As first director, McKenney was to improve the administration of Indian programs in various government offices. His first trip was during the summer of 1826 to the Lake Superior area for a treaty with the Chippewa, opening mineral rights on their land. In 1827, he journeyed west again for a treaty with the Chippewa, Menominee , and Winebago in the present state of Michigan. His journeys provided an unparalleled opportunity to become acquainted with Native American tribes. When President Jackson dismissed him from his government post in 1830, McKenney was able to turn more of his attention to his publishing project. Within a few years, he was joined by James Hall, a lawyer who had written extensively about the west. McKenney and Hall saw their work as a way of preserving an accurate visual record of a rapidly disappearing culture. (Gilreath). Cf. BAL 6934; cf. Bennett p.79; cf. Field 992; cf. Howes M129; cf. Lipperhiede Mc4; cf. Reese, Stamped With A National Character p. 24; Sabin 43410a.

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        Scipio Cicala in der Blauen Grotte

      1838. Aquarell und Weißhöhung über Bleistift auf Papier, 38,5 x 28,4 cm. Provenienz: Sammlung Artaria, Wien. Professionell unter säurefreiem Museumspassepartout montiert.. "Vor seiner Abreise hat Hr. Götzenberger uns das Gemälde sehen lassen, das er für die nächste Ausstellung im Louvre bestimmt: es ist das Innere der Blauen Grotte auf der Insel Capri, mit dem Auftritte, der in dem Roman von Rehfues: Scipio Cicala so anmuthig beschrieben ist. Es ist eines jener Gemälde, die desto mehr gefallen, je länger man sie betrachtet. Ein sehr gefälliges Colorit, das bei der besonderen Beleuchtung der Grotte und der Strahlenbrechung des von unten herauf dringenden Lichtes Schwierigkeiten bot, so wie eine Reihe graciöser weiblicher Gestalten, verleihen diesem Bilde einen Werth, der von den Franzosen umso williger wird anerkannt werden, als sie ihm den Vorwurf der Farbenverschmähung nicht machen können."1 Das Gemälde Jakob Götzenbergers, das die Allgemeine Zeitung vom 29. November 1838 mit diesen Worten lobte und dem der Künstler einen so hohen Wert beimaß, dass er es in Paris ausstellte, ist heute verschollen. Doch hat sich diese kolorierte Entwurfszeichnung erhalten, welche Aufschluss über die Komposition gibt und somit ein bedeutendes Zeugnis ist. Die Darstellung illustriert eine folgenreiche Begebenheit aus dem 1832 erschienenen Historienroman Scipio Cicala von Philipp Joseph Rehfues (1779-1843). Der aus Sorrent stammende Scipio Cicala wird in der ersten Hälfte des 16. Jahrhunderts in politische Konflikte seiner Heimat hineingezogen und hat viele Prüfungen zu bestehen. Gegen Ende des Romans klettert Scipio auf der Insel Ischia - nicht Capri wie in dem zitierten Artikel - von oben in eine Felsengrotte, in der sich zahlreiche Fischer versammelt haben. Von einem Vorsprung aus, beobachtet er eine Dreiergruppe bestehend aus einem Mann, einer schönen, jungen Frau in lagernder Haltung und ihrer afrikanischen Dienerin, die einen Turban trägt. Schnell erkennt Scipio, dass es sich bei der Schönen um Narcissa handelt, die Tochter des türkischen Flottenführers Uludsch-Ali. Sie ist ihm bereits zuvor bei einigen seiner Abenteuer begegnet. In der Grotte befiehlt Narcissa ihrer Dienerin, mit dem Musizieren aufzuhören und die Laute ins Feuer zu werfen. Kurz darauf bereut sie dies und das Instrument wird aus den Flammen gezogen, schließlich landet es stark beschädigt in einer Ecke der Höhle. Wenig später entdeckt sie Scipio und ruft ihn zu sich. Diese Begegnung führt dazu, dass der Protagonist mit seiner Vergangenheit bricht und sich den Türken um Uludsch-Ali anschließt. Auf der Zeichnung Götzenbergers ist dieser Wendepunkt im Leben des Titelhelden detailgetreu wiedergegeben. Auf einem verschatteten Felsen in der rechten Bildhälfte kniet Scipio und schaut herab in die von mehreren Feuern beleuchtete Höhle. Grazil lagert dort Narcissa mit ihren Begleitern. Sie wird in Rückenansicht wiedergegeben. Ihr rechter Arm weist in Richtung des jungen Mannes, ein Zeichen dafür, dass sie ihn gerade entdeckt hat. Diagonal im Vordergrund auf der Grenze von erhelltem Bereich und dunklem Felsen liegt die zerstörte Laute. Schon in diesem in Blau-, Grau- und Brauntönen gehaltenen Entwurf wird deutlich, welche besondere Rolle der Lichteinfall für die Komposition spielte. Die Beleuchtung der verwinkelten Grotte durch mehrere Feuer wird kunstvoll eingefangen und mit den düsteren Felsen kontrastiert.

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        DAS DEUTSCHE BUNDESHEER In characteristischen Gruppen entworfen und gezeichnet in Verbindung mehrerer Kuenstler von H.A. Eckert in Muenchen.

      Wurzburg,, (1838).. In-4 gr., volume in cartonato ottocentesco con tit. ms. al piatto (sciupato), contenuto in una scatola in tela moderna. L'opera è costituita da una stupenda raccolta di 64 tavv., applicate su fogli di carta forte con didascalia e timbro a secco dell'editore. Sono litografie colorate a mano, composte e disegnate dal vero da Dietrich Monten. Ogni tavola rappresenta militari in uniforme da combattimento o da riposo, in gruppi caratteristici a piedi o a cavallo, appartenenti alle seguenti regioni della Confederazione tedesca: "Wuertemberg" (30 tavv.) - "Bayern" (1 tav.) - "Baden" (19 su 21 tavv.) - "Hessen Darmstadt" (9 su 16 tavv.) - "Hessen (Kassel)" (5 su 20 tavv.). Cfr. Colas,I,935 - Benezit,VII, p. 500 per il pittore di battaglie e litografo Dietrich Monten (1799-1843) - Monod "Le prix des estampes",II, p. 130. Nel ns. esemplare aloni di umidità (più o meno pesanti) al marg. inf. bianco dei fogli che però non intaccano le bellissime incisioni.

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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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        DER FREUND ISRAELS. Nachrichten von der Ausbreitung des Reiches Gottes unter Israel, 2. Bändchen (1838-40) bis 9. Bändchen (1859-61). [Zeitschrift für Judenmission, Schweiz, 19. Jh] SELTEN!!!

      Basel : Felix Schneider, 1838.. 9 Bände, insgesamt ca. 3500 S. 8° , Hardcover/Pappeinband. 9 Bände!!! Von einem 1830 gegründeten Verein für Judenmission aus Basel (1 Bändchen = 3 Jahre). Das seltene Blatt enthält Nachrichten zu Missionsaktivitäten weltweit und dokumentiert dadurch das jüdische Alltagsleben des 19. Jahrhunderts in sämtlichen Kulturkreisen. Band 2 mit einen Bericht über die Pläne der "London Society for Promoting Christianity amongst the Jews" zur Errichtung einer Missionskirche auf dem Zionsberg bei Jerusalem (mit Faltplan!!!). Ausgesonderte Bibliothelsexemplare, mit entsprechenden Kennzeichnungen versehen. Verschiedene Pappbände der Zeit, teilweise mit Papierschutzumschlägen. Außen etwas berieben. Seiten stockfleckig. Bindungen fest. Guter Zustand. Weitere Bände (Dubletten) vorrätig. zqx mbx jqx

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      James Bohn, London 1838 - tall 8vo. contemporary full red polished calf with gilt fillets and and embossed border surround covers, five raised bands and spine ornat. xv,(x),436; (iv),(437)-1090,xxx),(2) pages. 2 volumes. First edition and only edition. (Windle A65; Jackson no.89). Profusely illustrated with 44 separate plates and tipped-in woodcuts and facsimiles. Dibdin's last major work. Volume one has twelve unnumbered plates, volume two has 32 unnumbered plates. The work is dedicated to Frances Mary Richardson Currer, who subscribed to nine copies of the work. According to Windle, Dibdin began to contemplate writing a tour of England after the publication of his continental tour in 1821. A notebook of Dibdin's kept in the course of visiting the libraries of Cambridge University marks the preparation for this work. A facsimile of this notebook was published by Oak Knoll Press in 1989. Covers show rubbing with abrased spot on front cover of volume one; hinges cracked and partially split. Bookplate. contemporary full red polished calf with gilt fillets and and embossed border surround covers, five raised bands and spine ornat [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Plan of London From Actual Survey 1838.

      1838 - London: John Shury, 1838. Coloured. Dissected and laid on linen, total 465 x 605mm. A detailed map of London drawn, engraved and published by Shury. The only railway is the London and Greenwich Railway. Above the map is the title with an ornamental design of the Royal Arms and the arms of the Cities of London and Westminster; the other three sides are filled with 33 view of important buildings. HOWGEGO: 343, an unrecorded state between 3a and 4 of 8.

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        HISTOIRE DE FRANCE / STORIA DI FRANCIA. Tradotta da Pasquale Dell'Aquila ed arricchita di 58 tavole inventate e disegnate da Tommaso De Vivo ed incise da Domenico Marchetti e figlio. Roma, Presso gli Editori, Via Ripetta, 1838.

      Formato oblungo, cm.35,5x52,5. Pg.XII, 296. Imponente legatura coeva in piena pelle con titoli e fregi decorativi impressi in oro alla coperta. Tagli in giallo. Testo a fronte, su due colonne, italiano - francese, con capilettera incisi. Fuori testo le 58 belle tavole, nitidamente incise a piena pagina: le tavole n°17 - 18 e n°37 - 38 sono posposte. Assai belle le tavole napoleoniche. Monumentale Opera, ben conservata, arricchita delle stupende illustrazioni create dal pittore Tommaso De Vivo (Orta di Atella, presso Caserta, 1790 - 1884 ) ed incise da Domenico Marchetti (Roma, 1780 - 1844).

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      Massachusetts 1838 - Size : 360x290 (mm), 14.125x11.375 (Inches), Original Hand Coloring

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        VOYAGE EN ABYSSINIE, DANS LE PAYS DES GALLA, DE CHOA ET D'IFAT Précédé d'une excursion dans l'Arabie-Heureuse.

      Paris, Desessart, 1838. In-8 p. (mm. 208x124), 4 voll., mz. pelle coeva, dorso a cordoni con fregi e tit. oro, pp. (4),367; (4),362; (4),379; (4),383; con 1 carta geografica, più volte ripieg. e inc. in rame, ?"dressée par Combes et Tamisier. Dessinée par A. Vuillemin, géographe, 1838.?" Resonconto di un viaggio in Abissinia e nello Yemen durato due anni, dal 1835 al 1837, effettuato dai giovani francesi Edmund Combes e Maurice Tamisier. Tale viaggio contribuì ad aprire la vasta area etiopica all?'influenza francese e a controbilanciare l?'influenza degli Inglesi, già presenti in Aden. Per arrivare fino al regno di Choa, Combes et Tamisier visitarono Axum, Adowa, Galla, Debra-Tabor, il lago di Tana, Gondar, ecc. Questa dettagliata relazione del viaggio è naturalmente arricchita dalla storia del paese e da approfonditi commenti sugli usi, costumi, credenze, forme di governo, commerci delle popolazioni incontrate. Gli ultimi capitoli sono dedicati agli errori commessi da europei precedentemente arrivati in Abissinia: Bruce, Valentia e Salt. "Edizione originale". Cfr. Gay,2616. Con qualche fiorit. o lieve arross. ma certam. un buon esemplare.

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        "The Great South Land:" Four Papers on Emigration Designed to Exhibit the Principles and Progress of the New Colony of South Australia

      London: Simpkin & Marshall, 1838. Octavo, 34 pp. (last blank), folding lithographed map; some foxing, a good copy on later worn quarter roan. South Australia for Scottish emigrants. Uncommon booklet published by the South Australian Company promoting emigration well after the settlement was established, and aimed squarely at the Scottish market. This is the second edition, following the success of the first edition published in Stirling earlier in 1838.The book is based on articles which had appeared in the Stirling Observer in early 1838; it openly encourages the curious to apply directly to the South Australian Company in London. A two-page postscript prints excerpts from Macarthur's Emigration to New South Wales, on the grounds that Sydney and Adelaide are 'situated nearly in the same latitude.' The other interesting inclusion is a later issue of the map captioned "Part of Southern Australia", based on that in the 1834 work titled South Australia. Outline of the plan of a proposed colony with the details of the Murray River. The map was newly lithographed for this second edition and bears a details of a different printer from that of the first edition.The need for a second edition is explained in notices to the verso of the title-page: 'The reception and rapid sale of the first Edition of this publication (2000 copies having been disposed of within the first month) call for a new edition, in which, though the shape of the articles has been continued, their original character as newspaper contributions has been, to some extent, departed from. They are, in many respects, materially enlarged and amended, the writer having had access personally to the most recent information on the subject from the best sources.' The title of the second edition has been slightly amended to reflect this change, with 'articles on emigration' of the first edition replaced with 'papers on emigration.'This second edition was distributed in London by Simpkin and Marshall, the title page also includes a generous list of Scottish agents (for Glasgow, Aberdeen, Perth and elsewhere).

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        Sammelband mit vier frühen Texten. 1. Der Bauern-Spiegel oder Lebensgeschichte des Jeremias Gotthelf. Zweite durchgesehene und vermehrte Ausgabe. Burgdorf, Langlois 1839. 2. Die Wassernoth im Emmenthal am 13. August 1837. Burgdorf, Langlois 1838. 3. Wie fünf Mädchen im Branntwein jämmerlich umkommen. Eine merkwürdige Geschichte. Bern, Wagner'sche Buchhandlung 1838. 4. Dursli, der Branntweinsäufer oder der heil. Weihnachtsabend. Zweite, von dem Verfasser in's Hochdeutsche übertragene Ausgabe. Burgdorf, Langlois 1846.

      Burgdorf (und) Bern, Langlois / Wagner 1838 - 1846.. 381;77;105; 146 S. Leinenband der Zeit.. WG. 6;3;5;23.- Sammelband mit den wichtigen frühen Werken Gotthelfs, die seinen Ruhm als sozialkritischen Autor begründeten.- Einband fleckig. zwei Seiten etwas tintenfleckig. ***Für unsere Schweizer Kunden: Konto in der Schweiz vorhanden***

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        Map of Australia Compiled from the Nautical Surveys made by Order of the Admiralty and other Authentic Documents by James Wyld Geographer to the Queen

      London 1838 - Size : 555x795 (mm), 21.875x31.25 (Inches), Hand Colored in outline

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      . Skildring af stora män fran olika folkslag och tider. Stockh.: Fritze & Bagge 1838. Med stukket titelblad samt 6 handkolorerede kobberstik. (4) + 201 s. Samt. hellrd. dek. pa ryggen.<br>With engraved title-page and 6 handcoloured copperplates. Contp. cloth with decorated spine..

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        OLIVER TWIST; Or the Parish Boy's Progress

      Richard Bentley, London 1838 - First edition in three volumes in the original publisher's fine diaper cloth with arabesque designs on the boards. First issues with Boz on the title pages (not "Charles Dickens") and with the "fireside plate" in volume 3. Bound with all half-titles and ads as required by Smith. A set that is a little better than Good, but not much. Amatuer repairs to the spines of all three volumes. Internal contents generally clean although with scattered foxing, most noticeable near the plates. Dickens' second novel, "Oliver Twist," is a dark and biting work, but one that is balanced with Oliver's indefatigable innocence and charm. Often cited as the first Victorian novel to feature a child protagonist, it was developed as a social commentary and a call for improving the conditions of London's destitute and orphan children. And it was immensely successful, both as a novel filled with memorable characters and also as a work prompting much needed reform. Today it remains high within the pantheon of Victorian literature and is a work that has been successfully adapted to both the stage and screen. [Attributes: First Edition]

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        Constance Latimer or The Blind Girl. With Other Tales Published for the benefit of the New York Institution for the instruction of the blind.

      New York: Harper & Brothers. First edition.. Very good + condition with only minor signs of external wear. Mild foxing throughout. Private gift inscription in the year of publication on front free endpaper. Extremely Rare publication of one of Edgar Allan Poe's favourite contemporary women writers.. First edition. New York, Harper & Brothers, 1838. 13 x 20cm. VI, 169 pages with an additional 26 pages of publisher listings. Original Hardcover. Green patterned cloth with gilt lettering on spine. Very good + condition with only minor signs of external wear. Mild foxing throughout. Private gift inscription in the year of publication on front free endpaper. Extremely Rare publication of one of Edgar Allan Poe's favourite contemporary women writers. In "The Literati of New York" - No. IV - Edgar Allan Poe wrote about Emma C. Embury: Mrs. Embury is one of the most noted, and certainly one of the most meritorious of our female [page 77:] littérateurs. She has been many years before the public — her earliest compositions, I believe, having been contributed to the "New York Mirror" under the nom de plume "Ianthe." They attracted very general attention at the time of their appearance and materially aided the paper. They were subsequently, with some other pieces, published in volume form, with the title "Guido and other Poems." The book has been long out of print. Of late days its author has written but little poetry — that little, however, has at least indicated a poetic capacity of no common order. Yet as a poetess she is comparatively unknown, her reputation in this regard having been quite overshadowed by that which she has acquired as a writer of tales. In this latter capacity she has, upon the whole, no equal among her sex in America — certainly no superior. She is not so vigorous as Mrs. Stephens, nor so vivacious as Miss Chubbuck, nor so caustic as Miss Leslie, nor so dignified as Miss Sedgwick, nor so graceful, fanciful and spirituelle as Mrs. Osgood, but is deficient in none of the qualities for which these ladies are noted, and in certain particulars surpasses them all. Her subjects are fresh, if not always vividly original, and she manages them with more skill than is usually exhibited by our magazinists. She has also much imagination and sensibility, while her style is pure, earnest, and devoid of verbiage and exaggeration. I make a point of reading all tales to which I see the name of Mrs. Embury appended. The story by which she has attained most reputation is "Constance Latimer, the Blind Girl." Mrs. E. is a daughter of Doctor Manly, an eminent physician of New York city. At an early age she married a gentleman of some wealth and of education, as well as of tastes akin to her own. She is noted for her domestic virtues no less than for literary talents and acquirements. She is about the medium height; complexion, eyes, and hair light; arched eyebrows; Grecian nose; the mouth a fine one and indicative of firmness; the whole countenance pleasing, intellectual and expressive. The portrait in "Graham's Magazine" for January, 1843, has no resemblance to her whatever. _____________________________________________________________________________ Emma Catherine Embury (February 25, 1806 ?- February 10, 1863) was an American author and poet. Embury was born in New York City on February 25, 1806, to Dr. James R. Manley and Elizabeth Post. She became a regular contributor of juvenile verse and stories to the New York Mirror by the age of twenty. On May 10, 1828 she married Daniel Embury a Brooklyn banker. For a time, she was one of two "lady editors" for Graham's Magazine in Philadelphia, along with Ann S. Stephens. She died in Brooklyn on February 10, 1863. (Wikipedia)

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      THE HISTORY OF GREECE1838; William Mitford, William King; London, T. Cadell; Full Leather, Re-backed; Illustrated; Each About 500-600 Pages; w5.6"xh8.6"; Very Rare!!!Great For any Fan of the Famous Author or Collector.  Great Shelf Set; Complete in Eight Volumes!!!Attributes:Eight Charming, sleek full leather cover designs with gold borders, re-backed leather bindings with ornate gold floral décor, with eight pretty coin illustrative title pages, a portrait frontispiece, and a fascinating history read!!!Background:William Mitford (10 February 1744 ?" 10 February 1827), English historian, was the elder of the two sons of John Mitford, a barrister (died 1761) and his wife Philadelphia Reveley.He married Miss Fanny Molloy in 1766, the daughter of James Molloy of Dublin. He retired to Exbury for the rest of his life, and made the study of the Greek language his hobby and occupation. After ten years his wife died, and in October 1776 Mitford went abroad. He was encouraged by French scholars whom he met in Paris, Avignon and Nice to give himself systematically to the study of Greek history. But it was Edward Gibbon, with whom he was closely associated when they both were officers in the South Hampshire Militia, who suggested to Mitford the form which his work should take. In 1784 the first of the volumes of his History of Greece appeared, and the fifth and last of these quartos was published in 1810, after which the state of Mitford's eyesight and other physical infirmities, including a loss of memory, forbade his continuation of the enterprise, although he painfully revised successive new editions.Condition:Conditions are Good/Good+.  Some wear to edges/boards, missing a little leather to some corners, last volume missing some leather to lower front board, wear near edges, spotting to end pages, pages/hinges/text blocks are very good for over 175 years old!!!

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