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        Report from the Select Committee on Transportation;

      1838 1838 - Together with the Minutes of Evidence, Appendix, and Index. Ordered, by The House of Commons, to be Printed, 3 August 1838. Foolscap folio. Full buckram with morocco titling label on front board and with the orig. blue paper printed front wrapper bound in. (L,330.44pp.). With errata-slip. Some foxing mainly confined to the margins and some pages between pp.12 and 38 in the Minutes of Evidence section are absent or defective. (Parl. Paper No.669). NOTE: A very important report and enquiry, excessively rare even in its slightly defective state, as Ferguson 2500 cites only one other copy being the one from the Mackaness Collection. Among those who gave evidence at the Enquiry were the Very Rev. William Ullathorne, John Macarthur, Major T.L. Mitchell, Sir Edward Parry, John Marshall, Major Thomas Wright, a.o. Startling particulars were given of the conditions on Norfolk Island.

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        Piante delle città capiluoghi delle provincie del Regno Lombardo Veneto che mostrano la situazione dei principali Stabilimenti Civili e Militari in esse esistenti.

      1838 - Milano, Presso A. Bettalli, 1838. In 8vo; cartoncino coevo, con 19 cartine ripiegate (cm. 21x24 circa): Sondrio, Como, Parco di Monza, Pavia, Lodi, Bergamo, Brescia, Cremona, Mantova, Verona, Vicenza, Padova, Venezia, Treviso, Udine, Rovigo, Belluno. Axs [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Journal of an Exploring Tour Beyond the Rocky Mountains, under the Direction of the A.B.C.F.M. Performed in the Years 1835, '36, and '37: Containing a Description of Geography, Geology, Climate, and Productions; and the Number, Manners and Customs of the Natives. With a Map of Oregon Territory.

      Published by the Author - Ithica 1838 - 5" x 7 3/4" x 1 1/4", Pp. i-xii, 13-371. Embossed plum cloth boards with light green paper label. Cover and spine label faded with spotting and mottling worse on back cover. Corners and edges crisp and unworn; spine unworn or cracked. Inside front cover has separation of papers in gutter with tear on front fly leaf emanating from joint which does not reach the page edge. Binding tight, square and secure. The book seems unread. 15 3/4" x 22" folding map of Oregon as frontispiece. Map is complete with minor tear along connection to leaf. Light dampstain to right quarter of map and on to page 23, other light damp stains through book center, mostly uniform and not a distraction from reading. Interior is generally very lightly toned with scattered foxing, toning and small stains.***** Rev. Parker was an adventurer and observer. He noticed the minute and the grand in his tarvels and encounters. He notes the return of salmon to different tributaries, the indian's methods of counting and the evils of white treatment of native americans. He inventories things: the kinds of trees, the types of fish and the roots Indian women use for food. His religious bent is obvious but does not deform his clear view of things. This is a most enjoyable travelogue.*****NOT EX-LIBRARY [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        History of South America and Mexico; Comprising Their Discovery, Geography, Politics, Commerce and Revolutions. To Which is Annexed, a a Geographical and Historical View of Texas, with a detailed Account of the Texian Revolution and War

      Hartford: H. Huntingdon, Jun., 1838. 2 volumes in one. 8vo., (7 6/8 x 4 5/8 inches). Engraved additional title-page, letterpress sectional titles (some light spotting throughout). Engraved frontispiece, lithographed portrait of Santa Anna and another of Sam Houston, two folding engraved maps: "Mexico & Texas" (laid down on paper) and "South America" (browned) both with original hand-colour in full. Contemporary sheep (rebacked to style, preserving the original black morocco lettering-piece). Provenance: with the engraved armorial bookplate of E. Tuner. First edition, second printing with the additional material related to Texas by Gov. E. M. Pease's father from on-the-spot reports of the Texas Revolution. The first edition published in 1825, was a much smaller work, covering only the revolutions in Latin America, and with no Texas content. The important map of Texas is the first issue and shows all of present-day Texas in bold pink hand-coloring, extends to 38° North, and does not yet locate Houston, Lynchburg, Liberty, San Augustine, Rio Grande City, and Teran, which are present in later issues. "This is an excellent contemporary account of the Texas Revolution and its beginnings [with] reprintings of the Declaration of Independence, the Constitution, Burleson's report on the taking of Bexar in December, 1835, the Travis letter of February 24, 1836, and several other reports and documents. One of these is a reprinting (pp. 329-335), which I do not recollect having seen elsewhere, of the report of Benjamin H. Holland, Captain of the 2d Company of Artillery, on the Fannin Massacre.... The value of this contemporary account...compiled by the father of one of the participants, has been overlooked" (Streeter 1285). Hill, page 212; Howes N156..

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        Histoire de la Révolution à Marseille et en Provence depuis 1789 jusqu'au Consulat. Histoire populaire de la Révolution en Provence depuis le Consulat jusqu'en 1834.

      Senès. Masvert, Chaix, Camoin Et Tous Les Libraires, Marseille 1838 - LOURDE, C. de Mazamet. - LARDIER, A. Histoire de la Révolution à Marseille et en Provence depuis 1789 jusqu'au Consulat. Histoire populaire de la Révolution en Provence depuis le Consulat jusqu'en 1834. Senès, Marseille, 1838. Masvert, Chaix, Camoin et tous les Libraires, Marseille, 1840. 4 volumes in-8 ( 215x130 mm ) demi basane verte. Titre et tomaison dorés sur pièces de basane noire, sur dos lisse orné de doubles filets dorés en place des nerfs. Fleurons à froid entre les filets. Guirlandes dorées en tête et queue. ranches marbrées. Présence de rousseurs. Tome I. 479 pages. Introduction. Réunion des états de Provence. à . Carpentras refuse d'envoyer des électeurs. Tome II. 448 pages. Ce qu'était Marseille au commencement de la révolution et ce qu'elle est de nos jours. à .Lettre de Montesquiou sur les Marseillais au ministère Clavière. Tome III. 487 pages. La ville d'Arles réduite malgré l'opposition des aristocrates et des contre-révolutionnaires du midi. à . Conduite de Maignet dans les départemens des Bouches-du-Rhône et de Vaucluse. Tome IV. 463 pages. Avant propos. Réflexions préliminaires. Esprit public en Provence sous le Consulat et l'Empire. à . révolution de Juillet. Oposition légitimiste. Scènes de désordre. Arrivée de Thiers. Duchesse de Berry. Croix d'honneur. Les Polonais. Avril 1834. Réflexions politiques. Notes et Documens historiques. Marseille

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        Storia Delle' Eresie Colle Loro Confutazioni, Intitolata (Tomo Quarto)

      Napoli, Italy: Gabinetto Letterario. Very Good with no dust jacket. 1838. First Edition. Hardcover. Italian Language Text. Tomo Quarto (Volume 4). Binding is tight and pages are clean with moderate foxing throughout. No other marking or writing noted in book. Book is quarter bound Leather with marbled paper sides. Boards are straight with corner bumping and rub. Text block and gutters are firm. 220 pages.; 16mo - over 5¾ - 6¾" tall .

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        House Of Representatives Executive Documents Vol. 9. 25Th Congress 2D Session

      GPO, Washington DC. 1838 - FROM THE LIBRARY OF THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES.TWO EXTREMELY RARE MAPS. Full sheepskin with title to the board. Title label " Library House Of Representatives, United States". Small number stamp on cover which is darkened. Leather title labels on the spine. Library stamps to the top edges of the pages. The number 329 is printed in pencil on the bottom edges of the pages. Discard stamp to the FFEP. Serial 329 printed on front paste down. End papers and paste downs browned. A small section of the pages of the book browned. Numerous reports. In one of the documents General Gaines proposes a series of forts extending from the mouth of the Sabine River on the Gulf of Mexico to the western tip of Lake Superior at Fond du Lac. The forts were to be supported by a series of interconnecting railways. (Wagner-Camp-Becker 69A) The map is titled "Map Illustrating The Plan Of The Defenses Of The Western Frontier As Proposed By General Gaines.1838. Compiled by David Burr, Draughtsman H.R."This is one of three similar maps issued in the 1830'S that outlined proposed military defenses west of the Mississippi River, as the settlement of the United States pressed westward into Indian lands. (The other two maps were by Washington Hood). There are red dots on the map to show the location of the eleven proposed forts spanning the territory from the Gulf of Mexico to the western end of Lake Superior. The map provides detail of Indian tribes, settlements, existing forts, rivers and several proposed railroads (Wheat, Mapping The Transmississippi West 432) The Western Frontier Report contains 58 pages including several pages of detailed estimates of construction details and costs and also has a layout plan titled "Ground Plan Of The Military Posts Proposed By Major General Gaines To Be Erected On The Western Frontier For Defense Against The Indians". Another interesting document is Document 298, Secretary Of War Report On The Harbor of St. Louis. There is an accompanying folding map "40 by 18". (St. Louis is shown right down to individual streets). There are numerous other documents discussing many other topics. 900 + Pages. (Each document paginated separately) Nearly 3" thick. Primary source material. An exceptionally rare government publication from the Library of the House of Representatives with 2 extremely RARE maps. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Galeries historiques de Versailles dédiées à S.M la Reine des Français par Ch. Gavard. (4 Bde.). - (Und:) Histoire de France servant de texte explicatif aux tableaux des Galeries de Versailles (4 in 2 Bdn.).

      Ch. Gavard,, Paris, 1838 - 6 volumes with 619 plates (some with 2 illustrations). Paris, Ch. Gavard, 1838-41. Gross-4°. Overall collation: Volume 1: I-1: 17 plates, I-2: 8 plates, I-3: 5 plates, II-1: 9 plates, II-2: 14 plates, II-3: 21 plates, II-4: 10 plates, III-1: 17 plates, III-2: 17 plates, III-3: 21 plates, IV: 18 plates, Volume 2: V: 32 plates, VI-1: 23 plates, VI-2: 34 plates, VII-1 und 2: 34 plates, VII-3: 16 plates, VII-4: 19 plates, VIII-1: 38 plates, Volume 3: IX-1: 11 plates, IX-2: 65 plates, IX-3: 22 plates, Volume 4: X-1: 34 plates, X-2: 12 plates, X-3: 15 plates, X-4: 16 plates, X-5: 38 plates, X-6: 11 plates, X-7: 18 plates, XI-1: 12 plates, XI-2: 12 plates, 228 pages of text, Volume 5: 1st part: 444 pages of text, 2nd part 388 pages of text, Volume 6: 1st part: 391 pages of text, 2nd part: 338 pages of text. Halbleder der Zeit mit goldgepr. Rückentiteln, Kopfgoldschnitt. Das Werk besteht aus 11 Serien von Illustrationen, zum Teil chronologisch angeordnet von Clovis bis zu Louis Philippe. Die Tafeln, nach verschiedenen Künstlern von verschiedenen Stechern, tragen die Bezeichnung "Diagraphe et pantographe Gavard". Diese Bildbände werden ergänzt durch die 4 Textbände "Histoire de France". - Einbände zum Teil ziemlich berieben, aber intakt und solide, teilw. leicht stockfleckig. Halbleder der Zeit mit goldgepr. Rückentiteln, Kopfgoldschnitt. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Napoli e contorni. Nuova edizione.

      Napoli, Borel 1838 - In 8vo; pp.VII, 381. Vignetta al frontespizio con una veduta del Golfo di Napoli, 2 tavole più volte spieghevoli: Pianta di Napoli e Carta dei contorni di Napoli e 11 tavole incise in rame nel testo, di cui 3 spieghevoli, con vedute di Napoli, il Vesuvio, Pompei, Caserta e Pesto. Mezza pelle coeva, titolo in oro al dorso, lievi abrasioni. Seconda edizione, la prima fu pubblicata nel 1829. Lozzi 3021; Fossati Bellani, 3747. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Shakspeare and His Times

      Paris - Baudry's European Library, 1838 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. A biographical study of Shakespeare, and a reflection on Elizabethan life as portrayed through both his works and the works of his contemporaries. Nathan Drake (1766-1836)was an essayist and physician. Shakspeare and his Times is considered his most important work. The title sufficiently indicates the scope of this ample work, which has the merit, says G. G. Gervinus of having brought together for the first time into a whole the tedious and scattered material of the editions and the many other valuable labours of Tyrwhitt, Heath, Ritson, etc. Two volumes bound in one. Condition: In a calf binding. Externally worn, with wear to the boards and spine. Front joint failed, with front board detached. Rear joints cracked. Internally, firmly bound. Institutional ink stamp and ink signature to recto of front free-endpaper. Pages have some scattered spotting throughout(heavier to half-title), and some very slight marginal browning. Overall: FAIR..

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        Russie / par M. Chopin [complete in 2 volumes]

      Paris : Firmin Didot freres 1838 - Physical desc.: 2 v. : illus., maps, plates ; 23cm. Subjects: Russia -- Armenia -- Crimea -- Description and travel -- Travel literature -- 19th century. Language: French. Series: L'Univers. histoire et description de tous les peuples. Notes: Publisher's device to title page of vol. 1. Text in double columns. Each volume bound with ca. 50 plates after text. Title of vol. 2 reads: Russie, par M. Chopin . la fin de la Russie d'Europe, y compris la Crimee, par M. Cesar Famin; et les provinces russes en Asie, Circassie et Georgie, par M. Cesar Famin. Armenie, par M. Bore. Very good copies bound in contemporary leather-backed, marbled boards. Gilt-titled red leather labels to spine, with raised bands and gilt tooling. Some surface wear to panels, with spine bands and panel edges somewhat dulled and rubbed as with age. Marbled endpapers. Minor library marks remain internally. Scattered foxing, mainly to prelims. and instances through plates. Remains particularly well-preserved overall; tight, bright, clean and strong. 2 Kg. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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      Dupuis Dumarsais - Magen, Paris 1838 - RO40236544: 394 pages pour le tome I, 492 pages pour le tome II, 516 pages pour le tome III, 482 pages pour le tome IV et 480 pages pour le tome V. Gravure en noir et blanc en frontispices (tomes III-IV). Illustrés de nombreuses gravures et de fac-similés en noir et blanc sur planches hors texte (certaines dépliables). Auteurs, titres, tomaisons et filets dorés sur les dos. Tranches mouchetées vertes. Etiquettes de code sur les dos. Tampons de bibliothèque en pages de titre. Dos légèrement abîmés et décolorés (insolés). Quelques feuillets se détachant et quelques petites déchirures dans le tome I. (Rare) 2e édition. Siège de Dunkerque. Maître Cornille Bart. Jean Bart. Le Prince Guillaume d'Orange. Louis XIV. Louvois. Turenne. Le vaisseau 'Le Monarque'. La taverne des 'Sept-Bombes'. Colbert. 'Le Merlin'. 'Le Canard Doré'. Ruyter. In-8 Relié demi-cuir. Etat d'usage. Couv. convenable. Coiffe en tête abîmée. Quelques rousseurs Classification Dewey : 386-Marine [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Sketches of Young Ladies: In Which These Interesting Members of the Animal Kingdom are Classified according to their Several Instincts, Habits, and General Characteristics [with] Sketches of Young Gentlemen. Dedicated to Young Ladies

      Philadelphia: Carey, Lea and Blanchard. 1838. First. First American editions "From the Last London Edition". 12mo. 112; 109pp. Publisher's green cloth with printed label applied to the front board. Very faint contemporary owner's name in pencil, another in ink ("Edw. C.F. Wattson") old Philadelphia bookseller's label front pastedown, title in ink on spine, some foxing and modest stains in text, a sound good copy. Bound together as issued in the American edition, the second title is sometimes attributed to Charles Dickens. .

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        The Beauties of the Bosphorus; by Miss Pardoe; From Drawings by William H. Bartlett

      London:: George Virtue,. 1838.. First edition. Very good. 4to, 164 pp, b&w frontis, decorative title page, and 79 b&w plates, all with original tissue guards intact. A Map of Constantinople is tipped in between pages 150 and 151. Black leather stamped and decorative gilt covers, with decorative gilt spine, with gilt title. All page edges are gilt. Spine edges are lightly rubbed. Small tear on verso of frontis illustration of Miss Pardoe has been repaired; it does not affect the illustration. Light fox spotting mostly confined to edges and backs of plates, and free endpapers.

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        The Beauties of the Bosphorus. Illustrated in a series of views of Constantinople and its environs from original drawings by William H. Bartlett.

      Published for the proprietors by George Virtue, London 1838 - 164 pp. + 81 lvs. Sm. 4to. Three quarter dark green morocco over marbled boards, boards ruled in gilt, five raised bands ruled in gilt, four compartments with floral gilt decorations, two with gilt titles, marbled endpapers, all edges gilt. Illus. with 81 steel engravings: port. frontis, title page vignette, 78 view plates, and 1 map. "This work had much influence in terms of increasing popular appreciation of its subject," (Blackmer Lib. p. 405). Atabey 922; CBEL (3rd) IV: 1378; Blackmer Coll. 1254; Blackmer Lib. 888. Very good, boards and extremities rubbed, owner's bookplate to free front endpaper, small faint semicircular stain to fore edge of first two preliminary leaves, tissue guard and engraved title foxed and offset, faint dampstain to lower inner corner, marginal only, scattered foxing to plates, nearly all marginal or on blank backs, otherwise plates are crisp, text clean, binding sold. A very handsome copy. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        The Beauties of the Bosphorus.

      Illustrated in a Series of Views of Constantinople and its Environs, from Original Drawings by W.H. Bartlett. George Virtue, London 1838. 4°. With engraved portrait on frontispiece, engraved titlepage - 80 engravings in all, including a map. 164 pages. Bound in a contemporary red full leather binding with richly gilt decoration on spine and boards, including a sultan. All edges gilt. Binding with a bit of edgewear and a stain or mark on the lower part of the front board. Inside with a bit of foxing. Bookplate on pastedown.. A beautiful book with very fine and lively engravings of the mysterious and luring oriental city that attracted 19th century travellers like H.C. Andersen

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        Guy's Hospital Reports, 1838, Vol III,

      Samuel Highley., London 1838 - 479pp + index + 27 plates. Still tightly bound. Small round rubber stamps of Infirmary on plates & on some pages, bookplate of a foundation inside cover otherwise interior in nice clean condition. See my other listings for more vols between the 1840's & 1973. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        The Normans in Sicily

      London, John Murray, 1838 - Gran folio (37x52 cm), frontis, 24 planchas con litografías y grabados al acero que muestran vistas de monumentos. Enc. holandesa puntas moderna. A fine copy with 24 lithographies showing Norman monuments.Modern half green leather binding. A scarce book.In very good condition. The plates are very nice specially those dedicated to Cefalu catedral ,one of the jewels of the Norman art in Sicily. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        87 Orders of General Court Martial, Courts of Inquiries and Letters Commenting on Said Courts (1838-52)

      [Government Printing Office], [Washington, D.C.] 1838 - This is 1/20th of the full description of the book. Full contents will be email upon request. 1838-1852. Eighty-Seven (87) original documents consisting of signed court martials, courts of inquiry and letters concerning said courts covering the dates 1838 through 1852. Fine. Rebacked with modern calf and red leather label. Spine has 4 raised bands. Original boards worn as you would expect. Former owner's bookplate behind front board. Age-toning to corners of front endpages. All items in VERY GOOD condition unless otherwise noted. ITEM #26: March 20, 1843. Court Martial of 2nd Lieutenant J.H. Carleton of the 1st Regiment of Dragoons with Major William Hoffman, 6th Infantry, presiding. 5pp. J.H. Carleton was found gilty and ordered dismissed from the Army but the sentence was reduced by the president to six months without pay. James Henry Carleton (December 27, 1814 -- January 7, 1873) was an officer in the Union army during the Civil War. Carleton is most famous as an Indian fighter in the southwestern United States. Carleton was born in Lubec, Maine. He took part in the Aroostook War and Mexican-American War. He served in the 1st U.S. Dragoons in the American West. In 1861 Carleton raised and was appointed colonel of the 1st California Volunteer Regiment. In 1862 he led the so-called California Column across California, Arizona, New Mexico, and into Texas. Along the way the Californians fought the Battle of Picacho Pass and, afterward, the Battle of Apache Pass. Carleton was breveted a brigadier general of volunteers on April 28, during the march from California to Arizona. He also established Fort Bowie near Apache Pass. Carleton finally linked up with Union forces under General Edward R. S. Canby in New Mexico. After the Confederate threat to New Mexico seemed to have been eliminated, Canby and many of the Union forces were sent to the east; so, in late August, Carleton was placed in command the Department of New Mexico. Because of uncertainty as to whether the Confederates would try to re-invade New Mexico, Carleton took measures such as maintaining spies along the New Mexico-Texas border and retaining the services of volunteer units from Colorado which had played a prominent role in expelling the Confederates from New Mexico in the winter and spring of 1862. ITEM #27: May 20, 1843. Court Martial of Major M.M Payne of the 2nd Regiment of Artillery with Brevet Brigadier General G.M. Brooke presiding. 9pp. Major M.M Payne died in the Mexian-American War. ITEM #28: June 3, 1843. Court Martial of 2nd Lieutenant J.R. Scott, of the 7th Regiment of Infantry, with Lieutenant Colonel William Whistler, 7th Infantry, presiding. 4pp. ITEM #29: July 22, 1843. A Court of Inquiry to investigate accusations against 1st Lieutenant G.W. F. Wood, Adjutant 1st Regiment of Infantry, with Captain A.S. Miller, 1st Infantry, presiding. 2pp. ITEM #30: July 25, 1843. A Court of Inquiry to examine accusations made against Lieutenant Colonel R.B. Mason, Regiment of Dragoons, by George W. Clarke, a citizen employed in the Indian Department, with Colonel W. Davenport, 1st Infantry, presiding. 1pp. Desk brought to the Kansas Territory in 1855 by George Clarke, who was a Pottwatomie Indian agent and slave holder. Clarke was a notorious proslavery leader during the border war period. He was suspected of killing a free state man, Thomas W. Barber of Lawrence in 1855. While Clarke was sitting at this desk in his Lecompton home in 1856, a shot was fired at him. He was uninjured, but the bullet put a hole in his desk. Clarke was driven out of Kansas Territory in 1858. Size: 12mo - over 6¾" - 7¾" tall [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Voyages to the South Seas, Indian and Pacific Oceans, China Sea, North-West Coast, Feejee Islands, South Shetlands, Etc. With an Account of the New Discoveries Made in the Southern Hemisphere, Between the Years 1830-1837. Also, the Origin, Authorization, and Progress of the First American National South Sea Exploring Expedition.

      William H. Vermilye, New York - 1838, 2nd Edition. () Very good. xii,13-324pp. Small octavo (12 X 19.7 cm.) Original straight grained green with a natural history pattern of shells stamped in the cloth. Gilt lettering on the spine. Single lithographic plate used as the frontispiece. Book has moderate to heavy foxing through out but is far better than most American productions of the time. Rosove 120. Renard 523. Presentation copy with the following inscription in pencil:" Presented by the Author with his respects to Honorable Senator A. Robbins as a friendly token of regard." Robbins has signed and dated the front pastedown July 1, 1838. There appears to be a total of four editions of the book all in 1838, with the true first edition actually being called the second edition. All editions or printings are quite scarce and I am not sure if there is any change among them. Fanning's first book which appeared in 1833 was very successful (see Rosove 119) and he followed it up with this title with all new material. Very scarce especially with an inscription and dated ownership. The Discovery Book Auctions copy with a similar inscription but the fourth edition made $4000 in 2005. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Descrizione Di Cere Antica

      Per I. Tipi Dello Stesso Canina, Roma 1838 - Ed in particolare del monumento sepolcrale scoperto nell'anno MDCCCXXXVI da S.E.ILSIG. Generale Vincenzo Galassi, E RMO Arciprete D. Allesandro Regulini per servire di preliminare illustrazione degli oggetti in esso rinvnuti e collecati nel nuovo museo Gregoriano Del Vaticano. Text: Italian. (English Translation: The ancient architecture described and demonstrated with monuments: the work is divided into three sections risguardanti the history, theory, and practice of architecture Egyptian, Greek and Roman). Binding strong, minor foxing, spine paper/title label chipped (see photos). Very scarce original. As is. [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        Itinéraire de Rome et de ses environs rédigé par A. Nibby. d'aprés celui de feu M. Vasi.

      Valentini,, Rome, 1838 - Due volumi legati in uno di cm. 17,5, pp. (4) xl, 266 (2); (4) 324. Con due piante ripiegate e 40 tavole di vedute e spaccati d'edifici. Il tutto inciso in rame su tavole fuori testo. Bella legatura coeva in piena pelle verde, dorso liscio con titoli e ricchi fregi in oro, piatti inquadrati da cornici in oro e con fregi a secco centrali. Sguardie e tagli marmorizzati. Bell'esemplare, in perfetto stato di conservazione ed impreziosito da una legatura molto elegante. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        The Life And Adventures Of Nicholas Nickleby

      London: Chapman and Hall, April 1838 - October 1839. First edition. Hardcover. Orig. light blue printed and decorated wrappers. Near fine in fine marbled board and cloth custom clam shell box./No Dust Jacket. 22 x 14 cm. 20 parts bound in 19. Forty plates by Phiz (Hablot K. Browne), all are clean, First issue of the text, with "visiter" for "sister," part IV, p. 123, line 17, and "latter" for "letter," part V, six lines up, p. 160. The "No Plates" notice in Vol. XIV, a false alarm -- both plates present. Ten pages of publisher adverts in parts III and VIII; however, The Mechi booklet in VIII present. Rear wrapper of Vol. XIX/XX a variant. "Hill Seal Wafers" ad is present in last issue, lacking the seals. Engraved portrait of Dickens by Maclise in final part. A few issues with faded signatures on front cover. Original issue covers in overall near fine condition, sound and clean. HATTON & CLEAVER pp.131-160.

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        Jorrock's Jaunts and Jollities

      London - Walter Spiers 1838 - A beautifully bound copy of the first appearance of Robert Smith Surtees' character Jorrocks, the sporting Cockney grocer. First editon thus (the papers were originally published in the New Sporting Magazine). Jorrocks, the sporting cockney grocer, with his vulgarity and good-natured artfulness, was a great success with the public, and Surtees produced more Jorrocks novels in the same vein, notably Handley Cross and Hillingdon Hall, where the description of the house is very reminiscent of Hamsterley. In a Riviere binding (binder's stamp to front pastedown). Illustrated throughout with twelve plates by Hablot Knight Browne, a. k. a. Phiz (collated complete). Bookplate of E. Hulton to front pastedown. Condition: In a full morocco binding with gilt detailing. Externally smart, though with joints cracked, and some light rubbing to the spine. Internally, firmly bound. Pages are bright and generally clean, though with some small tidemarks to the corners of some centre pages. Overall: VERY GOOD due to joints, but otherwise a very attractive copy. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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      1838 - PRESCOTT, William H. HISTORY OF THE REIGN OF FERDINAND AND ISABELLA, THE CATHOLIC. In Three Volumes. Boston: American Stationers' Company, John B. Russell, 1838. Inscribed first edition from the author to John L. Sibley. The inscription is dated January 26, 1838, shortly after the deposit copy (January 15, 1838). Sibley, librarian of Harvard University (1841-1877), was instrumental in the development of that university's fine collection. A self proclaimed "sturdy beggar," because of his numerous pleas for gifts of books, he quadrupled the number of volumes in the collection and significantly increased the annual income, from $250 to $170,000, during his tenure. (DAB). Three 8vo. volumes. Vol. 1: cxxiv, 411 pp.; Vol. 2: xviii, 509 pp.; Vol. 3: xvi, 531 pp., + 4 pp. publisher's catalog. Frontispiece portrait in each volume, and a genealogical chart in Vol. 1. Publisher's binding of blue H cloth (not in Blanck), with gilt-stamped title within a double-rule rectangle and an armorial device below on spines. Ex library, deaccessioned by Sibley's prep school alma mater. Internally clean and very fresh, despite some negligible marginal soiling. Spines are sunned, with a small discolored spot near the center from removal of a library label, with wear at spinal ends, joints and corners. Front hinge of Volume 1 is just starting. This is an acceptable copy of Prescott's second book, but containing an early inscription, and in an unrecorded binding. (Blanck 16334).

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        Voyages de Gulliver dans des contrées lointaines

      Furne-H.Fournier 1838 - Deux tomes en un volume in-8, plein cuir havane, dos à 5 faux nerfs et caissons à fleurons, pièce de titre maroquin noir, quadruple filet doré sur les plats, frise intérieure au revers des plats, tranches marbrées, reliure très solide et de belle apparence, légèrement frottée coiffe supérieure avec fissure de 2cm visible à la jointure, bord des plats très légèrement frottés, gardes brunies sur les bords; LXIX-279-319 pages, frontispice gravé sur bois par BREVIERE et tiré sur chine, 450 vignettes gravées sur bois dans le texte et 4 titres-frontispices, un pour chaque voyage. Texte en bel état avec très rares rousseurs; [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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

      London: Richard Bentley, 1838 - First edition, first issue, with "Boz" on the title-page and with the "Fireside" plate in volume III. 3 vols., 8vo. 24 engraved plates by George Cruikshank. Original brown cloth, spines titled in gilt, boards tooled in blind. Finely rebacked, preserving original spines, inner hinges repaired; plates show the usual darkening, "Fireside" plate slightly foxed, occasional light soiling to text. Overall a handsome set of the first issue, very good. Smith 4 [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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

      Richard Bentley, London, 1838. - FIRST EDITION, FIRST ISSUE, with the later removed 'Fireside' plate to vol. 3, and "Boz" cited as author to title pages. 3 volumes; 12mo. Illustrated with 24 plates by Cruikshank. Light foxing, very occasional marking. Original publisher's brown cloth gilt, variant with Bentley's name at base of spine. Worn to extremities, professional and rather old repairs to spines. Old professional respine to volume I. Some staining and soiling to boards, a little chipping, a respectable, durable set. Half titles and ads present where called for. Internally clean, some minor toning and foxing here and there, glazed yellow endpapers, ink ownership to flyleaves. An affordable and strong first issue copy of a classic. Eckel, p.59-62. Podeschi; Gimbel Catalogue [A27], Grolier Exhibition [69], Suzannet Catalogue [39]. BMC No.271, 'The Great Illustrators', Collins; Dickens and Crime (1962). [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        The History of Greece

      T. Cadell, Strand, London 1838 - 1838, revised edition. The full title page reads: "The History of Greece by William Miford, Esq. with his final additions and corrections. To Which is Prefixed A Brief Memoir of the Author, By his brother The Late Lord Resedale. Carefully revised by William King, Editor of the First Posthumous Edition." Over all the set is Very Good Minus, but none of the volumes are in exactly the same shape, some have a little more wear than others. This is a full set of all eight volumes. We are happy to provide photos or answer any questions you may have. All volumes are full, brown leather, with five bands, the spine has four segments with a flowerly design in the leather, one section has the author name and volume number, and one section has the abbreviated of the book "History of Greece", the boards have a gilt border, and fore-edge and endsheets are marbled. All volumes have shelfwear mostly at the top and bottom of the spine, the joints and some wear to the boards. A few have cracked hinges, but all boards are intact and bindings are sound. Volume One's FEP is free and laid in, a few volumes still have their ribbon bookmarks. Overall it's a beautiful leather set despite the wear. Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Das deutsche Bundesheer in characteristischen Gruppen entworfen und gezeichnet in Verbindung mehrerer Künstler von H. A. Eckert in München

      Wurzburg: H. A. Eckert et Christian Weiss, n.d. [1838-43] - Extensive grouping of plates of the uniforms of northern German states from this complex work of outstanding beauty. Colas gives a detailed collation of the entire collection (385 plates in all). This volume includes extensive and complete suites of Hannover, Braunschweig, Mecklenburg, Oldenburg, Holstein, and the smaller principalities and free cities of Lippe, Waldeck, Lübeck, Bremen, and Hamburg (MILITARY COSTUME) Folio. Lithographic pictorial front wrapper and 93 hand colored lithographic plates, most heightened in gum arabic. Contemporary half red morocco, rubbed, foot of spine perished. A few plates closely trimmed at fore edge margin (no loss), one plate mounted. Neat pencilled numbers at foot of plates. Bookplate of Henry J. Heinz. Colas 935; Hiler, 261; Lipperheide 2120

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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, [1836-1838] - First Edition, first issue (plates with publisher's imprint and dated with year of issue). 2 vols., 4to. With 108 illustrations, including 35 etchings by George Cruikshank on 18 plates. 72 ; 84 pp. Bound in full pebbled contemporary crimson morocco, a.e.g. Gilt spine. Nineteenth century gift inscription. Cohn 729 [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Album of Original Watercolours and Sketches

      1838-1841 4to., (11 2/8 x 9 inches). 30 original watercolour drawings of flowers and fruit identified as being by Elizabeth Twining, 2 family portraits by her, one signed by Jane Twining, and one by A. Twining, 2 signed by Julia Boyd (her niece?), and 18 further watercolour drawings or sketches of flowers and views by unknown artists. Tipped in to later half black morocco, gilt, marbled paper boards album. Provenance: By descent from the artist to the Boyd family. The family portraits are identified as William Brewster Twining and Charles Twining, sons of George Twining (Elizabeth's nephew), "My maternal Grandfather, WB" one on paper watermarked 1834. Elizabeth Twining was the second of nine children of Richard Twining (1772-1857) the celebrated tea-merchant and banker. "She was a talented portraitist of plants and flowers as well as being a competent botanist. The two-volume folio edition of her 'Illustrations of the Natural Orders of Plants' (2 vols., 1849) is considered to have a place among the finest lithographic flower books of the mid-nineteenth century. The 'natural order' is that of Alphonse de Candolle, who rejected the Linnaean or 'artificial' classification. The emphasis on the appearance of mature plants and their habitat rather than their physiology is echoed not only in her art but also in her lectures on plants, which as well as having a strong geographical theme also discussed how plants were used, particularly by women. She believed botany had a place in the education of women of all social classes and her approach was that of 'mother educator', whether she was encouraging the poor to grow plants for flower shows or promoting the cultivation of window boxes in institutions such as workhouse wards, where the glory of plants could be shared by sick inmates and staff alike" (Theresa Deane for DNB). The portraits of plants by Elizabeth Twining are: Cypryipedium calceolus, Arnecliffe 1838; Epipactis palustris, Arnecliffe: Italy. 1838; Epipactis; Epipactis latipolia; Ophrys muscifera. June 1841; Posey of spring flowers; Saxifraga granulata, Arnecliffe Churchyard May 1841; Saxifraga tridactylites, May 1841; Saxifraga hypnoides, 1841; Saxifraga umbrosa, Hesleden Gill; Geranium robertianum and Cistus helianthemum, 1839; Geranium pratense; Geranium sanguineum, Arncliffe 1839; Polemonium caeruleu, 1839; Convallaria polygonatum, 1841; Trollus europaeus, 1841; Vaccinum myrtillus, 1841; Menyanthes trifoliata; Primula farinosa; Cistus helianthemum; Colchicum autumnale, Arncliffe 1839; Rubus chamaemorus, 1841; Dryas octopetala, 1839; Parnassia palustris, Arnecliffe 1839; Pinguicula vulgaris; Galeopsis vericolor, August 1839; Butonius umbellatus, June 1846; Pyrola media, 1846; Campanula latifolia (folding, spotted); Geranium pratense, Arnecliffe July 1839; Apple "Grown at Sheen", 1841..

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        Strenna Italiana per l'anno 1838. Anno V

      Milano: P. Ripamonti Carpano. 1838. First. First edition. Text in Italian. Quarto. iv, [1]-280, [4]pp., seven steel engraved plates: frontispiece, title page, and five plates in text. Bound in a magnificent armorial binding for King Louis Philippe I of France, with his crown and name in an ornate metal relief design on the front board. Full polished leather professionally re-jointed, almost imperceptibly, with the original binding fully preserved: gilt spine and turn-ins, decorated borders stamped in black, white silk moire endpapers, all edges gilt. Some chipping at the edges of the front free endpaper and fly leaf, scattered foxing, very good. The Strenna Italiana was a popular literary gift annual of Italian poetry and prose: this copy with Louis Philippe's name and crown in metal relief suggests that it was a presentation copy or gift to an important political ally, friend, or dignitary. A scarce, unique copy intended to display Louis Philippe's armorial binding conspicuously on a table-top. .

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        Edwards's Botanical Register: Or, Ornamental Flower-Garden And Shrubbery: Consisting Of Coloured Figures Of Plants And Shrubs Cultivated in British Gardens; Accompanied By Their History, Best Method of Treatment in Cultivation, Propagation, &c Edited by John Lindley. Vols. 1-10

      James Ridgeway And Sons 1838-1842, London - 26 x 17 cm. Total of 688 hand-colored engraved botanical plates with tissue guards, lacking 26 plates. The young Edwards made some drawings from the plates in the "Flora londinensis" which eventually caught the eye of Curtis who was sufficiently impressed with the work to arrange for Edwards to come to London for further training and instruction. Eventually he made many hundreds of drawings for "The Botanical Magazine," and severed his connection to Curtis only when he started his rival periodical in 1815 described here [see: HENREY, Vol. II, p.306]. NISSEN 2739. Plates very fresh and clean, descriptive data rear of each volume partly unopened, covers decorated in blind, backstrips lettered and decorated in gilt. minimal shelf wear. Glasgow booksellers' label. Vol I lacks [5,22,29,32-33,38,49,58,65]. Vol.2 [13]. Vol. 3 [2,46,50,56]. Vol.5 [37]. Vol.6 [1,42,53,58]. Vol.7 [37.52.67]. Vol.9 [7,13,37]. Vol.10 [16]. Orig. publisher's green cloth. Very good. 10 vols. [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        Abrégé pratique des maladies de la peau

      Paris, 1838. 72, 595 Seiten mit 9 (1 gefalt.) koloriert Kupfertafeln. Festeinband, Halbledereinband der Zeit mit Rückenvergoldung - Garrison / M. 3990 - Hirsch / Hübotter I, 859 - "... contains one of the first classifications of skin diseases on an anatomical basis" (Garrison-M). - Mit Widmung von Cazenave auf dem Vorsatz. - Teilw. stockfl. Einleitung S. 41/42 geringer Textverlust - Sprache / Language: Französisch / French -

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        Views of Ports and Harbours, Watering Places, Fishing Villages, and other Picturesque Objects on the English Coast. Engraved by William and Edward Finden.

      London: Charles Tilt 1838 - **Free Domestic Shipping on this item until Sunday, Sept. 28** .from Paintings by J. D. Harding, G. Balmer, E. W. Cooke, T. Creswick, and other eminent artists.; first edition, quarto, [iii] (printed title)-vi, [162] pp., lacks half title?, 50 steel engraved plates including the frontispiece and the pictorial title; contemporary marbled paper covered boards with leather spine and tips now rubbed especially at joints and front hinge cracked, signature of a previous owner on pictorial title, early plates have damp stain at upper inside corner touching the images, general age toning, good+ only. Photos available upon request.

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        A Grammatical Analysis of Selections from The Hebrew Scriptures, with an Exercise in Hebrew Composition

      Wiley and Putnam, New York 1838 - Sm. 4to. xii,148pp. Half cloth over paper-covered boards. "A Critical Grammar of the Hebrew Language" by the same author preceded this work. Isaac Nordheimer (1809-1842) was a German-Jewish author. After emigrating to America in 1835 he became a professor of Hebrew and Oriental languages at the University of New York. His other main work, besides contributions to the "Biblical Repository," was "The Philosophy of Ecclesiastes." Heavy age wear, staining and chipping on binding. Hinges starting. 2" x 1" of bottom edge of front board missing affecting first 12 pages. Foxing throughout. Binding in poor, interior in fair to good condition. Scarce. Bibliographical reference: Singerman 656. Rosenbach 430 [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        The American Journal of Science and Arts, 7 volumes from 1838-1842

      New Haven: A.H. Maltby and Herrick & Noyes; B.&W. Noyes. (1838-1842). First. Periodical magazine. Seven loose volumes: Volume 33 (January, 1838); 35 (January, 1839); 37 (October, 1839); 38 (April, 1840); 40 (April 1841); 41 (October 1841); 42 (April 1842). Bound in contemporary half-leather and marbled paper-covered boards. Illustrated with engraved and plates, some folding. An ex-library set with bookplates. Volumes 41-42 with binder's ticket: "J.Gillanders, Oberlin O." on the front pastedown. The leather spines are dry, scattered foxing, good. "Silliman's Journal" was devoted to the publication of original papers, notices, and reviews in the natural and physical sciences. Owned and edited by Benjamin Silliman, professor of chemistry and natural history at Yale College, it was the world's leading scientific journal in the first half of the 19th Century. This set features Silliman's printed correspondence with distinguished scientists throughout the world, and numerous papers on American geology, topography, botany, and zoology. .

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        Including the East and West India Docks. Cruchley's New Plan of London Improved

      Cruchley Map Seller from Arrowsmith's, 38 Ludgate Street. St. Pauls, [1838]., London, - and the intended New Docks of Saint Catherineís with all the New Buildings Ö Engraved plan, dissected and mounted on linen, hand-coloured in outline, together with a 42pp. street index, bookplate of John Griffith to verso, both housed within original green cloth slipcase, with publisher's printed yellow label. George Frederick Cruchley (1796-1880) was a publisher of "some of the clearest and most attractive London maps" (Howgego). Cruchley began his cartographic career in the publishing firm of Aaron Arrowsmith. In 1823, he set up on his own at 38 Ludgate Street until 1834, when he moved to 81 Fleet Street. It would appear that he had some help from his former employer, as much of his early output bears in the imprint "From Arrowsmith's". He would later acquire a great deal of Arrowsmith's stock. In 1844, he took over the stock of George and John Cary, which he republished until 1876. In 1877 his entire stock was sold at auction with many of the plates being bought by Gall and Inglis. Cruchley himself died in Brighton in 1880. This is the of his London map, which was updated to 1846. The 1838 edition shows the London Docks "and the intended New Docks of Saint Catherineís with all the New Buildings Ö" (front cover).Scale: 4 7/8 inches to 1 statute mile. Howgego 304 B (10).

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        A treatise on the medical jurisprudence of insanity

      Boston: Charles Little & James Brown, 1838. <p>Ray, Isaac (1807-81). A treatise on the medical jurisprudence of insanity. 8vo. xv, [1], 480pp. Boston: Charles C. Little & James Brown, 1838. 227 x 145 mm. 19th century half morocco, gilt spine, marbled boards, slight wear. Some foxing as usual. Very good copy. Bookplate of American psychiatrist Charles W. Pilgrim (1855-1934).</p> <p>First Edition of the first modern treatise on the medico-legal aspects of psychiatry, and the first American treatise on a psychological subject since Benjamin Rush&#146;s Medical Inquiries and Observations upon the Diseases of the Mind (1812). One of the greatest classics of nineteenth century American thought, Ray&#146;s work &#147;is still quoted and accepted as an authority on many phases of medico-legal practice in the United States and abroad&#148; (Deutsch, The Mentally Ill in America, p. 204). Ray&#146;s work exerted a considerable influence on Anglo-American jurisprudence, particularly in the famous M&#146;Naughton trial of 1843, which prompted the establishment of the M&#146;Naughton Rules redefining the common law of insanity. Ray became the most influential American writer on forensic psychiatry of the nineteenth century. This copy was once owned by psychiatrist Charles W. Pilgrim, who served as New York State&#146;s Commissioner of Mental Health in the early part of the 20th century. Garrison-Morton 1739. Norman 1783.</p>

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        Damascus And Palmyra: A Journey To The East. With A Sketch Of The State And Prospects Of Syria, Under Ibrahim Pasha.

      London: Richard Bentley, 1838. - 2 Volumes. 8vo. pp. xxvii, [1]errata, 440; x, [2], 484. complete with initial blanks. 10 hand-coloured lithographed plates of local costume. An attractive set in contemporary blind & gilt-paneled calf, spines richly gilt (some wear to spinal extremities, scattered foxing). First Edition. An account of Addison&#146;s travels from Malta via Greece (Patras, Argos, Athens, Delos, &c.), Turkey (Smyrna, Gallipolli, Constantinople, &c.), and Beirut, to Damascus and Palmyra in 1835. According to the British Library catalogue the hand-coloured lithographed plates by Madeley are after drawings by William Makepeace Thackeray. Blackmer 5. Röhricht p. 388. Not in Abbey, Travel. Martin Hardie p. 216. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        La Peau De Chagrin. Etudes Sociales

      H. Delloye, Victor Lecou, Paris 1838 - In-4 (255 x 168 mm), faux-titre, titre, 402 pp., (1) ff. table, demi-veau noir, coins, dos orné, tranches dorées (reliure d'époque). Première édition illustrée, premier tirage des cent vignettes dans le texte de Baron, Janet-Lange, Gavarni, Français, Marckl, gravées sur acier par Brunellière, Nargeot, Langlois, etc. Tirage à part de deux portraits, Pauline et Foedora, d'après Janet-Lange et Marckl, gravés par Félicie Fournier, née Monsaldy, avec noms des artistes à la pointe, p. 149 et 287. Ex-libris Ernest Schutte. (menus défauts, quelques frottements aux coins et sur les coupes, rares légères rousseurs, déchirure de 1,23 cm en marge de la p. 265). Carteret, tome III, p. 41. // Quarto (255 x 168 mm), half-title, title, 402 pp., (1) ff. table of contents, black three-quarter calf, tooled spine, gilt edges (contemporary binding). First illustrated edition, first printing of the 100 vignettes in the text by Baron, Janet-Lange, Gavarni, Français, Marckl, steel-engraved by Brunellière, Nargeot, Langlois, etc. Two portraits added, Pauline and Foedora, after Janet-Lange and Marckl, engraved by Félicie Fournier, née Monsaldy, with names of the artists in dry-point, p. 149 and 287. Bookplate Ernest Schutte. (minor defects, some rubbings on corners and turns-in, rare light spots, tear on 1,23 cm in margin p. 265). Carteret, vol. III, p. 41.

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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 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 First Illustrated edition, first printing, with all first printing points as enumerated by Carteret. Royal 8vo (25.4 cm). [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. 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. Carteret, III, pp. 41-42; Sander 43; Brivois 15-17; Vicaire I, 45 [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        A Voyage round the World; including an Embassy to Muscat and Siam, in 1835, 1836, and 1837

      Philadelphia: Carey, Lea & Blanchard, & New York: Harper & Brothers,, 1838 & 1837. [together with;] ROBERTS, Edmund. Embassy to the Eastern Courts of Cochin-China, Siam, and Muscat; in the U.S. Sloop of War Peacock, David Geisinger, Commander, during the Years 1832-3-4. 2 volumes octavo (220 × 134 mm; 215 × 138 mm). Uniformly bound in black half morocco, title gilt to spine, flat bands sparingly tooled, marbled sides and endpapers, red sprinkled edges. Half-title bound in to the first-named. Very slight shelf-wear, both volumes with some foxing, but overall a very handsome pair. First editions. Individually uncommon, perhaps Ruschenberger the more so, and together here offering a very full record of important early American trade negotiations in the Middle and Far East. A naval surgeon, "Ruschenberger sailed&#133; to the East for the purpose of obtaining information and negotiating and securing treaties of friendship and commerce with Eastern Powers. Rushcenberger describes his journey to the dominions of the Sultan of Muscat and Oman, to Ceylon, India, Java. Siam, Cochin China, the Bonin Islands, the Hawaiian Islands, California, and Mexico" (Hill) The principal in the negotiations with these foreign powers was to be Edmund Roberts who had "formed an intimate acquaintance" with the Sultan of Oman when on a trading expedition to Zanzibar in 1827, and had persuaded his "kinsman through marriage, Senator Levi Woodbury &#133; [Andrew] Jackson&#39;s secretary of the navy" to promote the embassy (DAB). Roberts was appointed as special agent of the United States to negotiate treaties with Muscat, Siam, Cochin China and Japan if practicable, "his mission, however, was to be secret, and he was given as &#39;ostensible employment&#39; the position of clerk" to Commander Geisinger. Roberts successfully concluded treaties with Siam, and with Muscat, which treaty included a "most-favoured-nation" clause, and remained the basis of USA-Omani relations until 1958. He returned to the East to continue his work in Cochin China, China and Japan, but died of fever at Macau in 1837. Taken together these two volumes provide a very full account of this early American trade mission. Not noted in the title, but Roberts contains around 120 pages of close description of the culture and business practices of China; Ruschenberger has a 75-page section specifically on "The dominions of the Sultan of Muscat;" and is also an important Hawaiian source, some this material being omitted from the London edition of the same year, as also the "aspersions" of the British (noted by both Sabin and Howes). A superb matched set of these uncommon, complementary accounts, contemporary booklabels of P.C. Brooks, perhaps Peter Chardon Brooks, New England merchant and underwriter, who made his fortune in the East India trade.

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