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        Autograph letter signed (Initials).

      Vienna, 1. I. 1838. - Large 8vo. 2 pp. on double leaf. To a lady friend: "[.] Gott segne Sie und gebe Ihnen was Sie wünschen, und wenn Er Ihnen alles gegeben hat, noch etwas dazu! - Ich bin vor 3 Tagen hier angekommen, und weiß in der That nicht wo mir der Kopf steht, so viel hab ich ins Werk zu setzen [.] Ich hoffe die Kinder wissen noch von mir, und werden mich noch kennen, wenn sie zurückkommen [.]". - With brief contemp. biographical note.

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat INLIBRIS Gilhofer Nfg. GmbH]
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        Del duomo di Monreale e di altre chiese siculo-normane.

      Palermo, Roberti, 1838. - With engraved half-title, lithogr. title, 5 engraved vignettes and 27 (2 folded) engraved and 1 lithogr. plates. - Imperial folio (54:38 cm). First edition. - Orig. boards with autograph dedication by the author to front board (spine and margins with some damage and material loss, the boards a little waterstained and dusty). - Rare work on the cathedral of Monreale with plans, inside and outside views and numerous detail views. - Uncut and on better paper, multiply stamped, 1 plate with small tear at joint, block with burst, minor staining. Brunet V, 311. Graesse VI, 372. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat INLIBRIS Gilhofer Nfg. GmbH]
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      Richard Bentley, New Burlington, 1838-01-01. Leather Bound. Good.

      [Bookseller: Schwabe Books]
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        Nuovo Raccolta di Costumi di Roma e suoi contorni

      Roma: [no publisher]. 1838. First. Small folio. 41 handcolored plates. Quarter leather and marbled paper covered boards with leather title piece gilt. Ex-library copy with spine letters, bookplate, pocket, and perforated stamps on all plates, edgewear on the boards, a sound good plus copy. OCLC locates 3 copies. .

      [Bookseller: Between the Covers- Rare Books, Inc. ABA]
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        KEEPSAKE D'HISTOIRE NATURELLE. DESCRIPTION DES OISEAUX suivie d'un exposé de l'art de les préparer et de les conserver.

      Bazouge-Pigoreau /Tyas London, Paris 1838 - Hand coloured plates heightened with gum (38 with 154 birds shown in groups from 2-6 per plate) by Victor Adam +uncoloured frontis portrait of Buffon +pretty hand coloured engraved titlepage by Pauquet /Rouget sc. all with tissue guards. Small quarto plum roan spine extra gilt compartments & faux bands with cloth sides (tips a bit worn/rebacked with old spine relaid/cloth rubbed). Portrait Frontis +hand coloured titlepage +printed titlepage +Portrait +xxiii [1]p blank +312pp. Text pages with some foxing, more so to first & last pages. Plates mostly clean & white but a few have pale edge foxing. Two tissue guards torn, one at p17 lost. The plates are all beautifully hand coloured and heightened with gum. 1 volume.

      [Bookseller: Abbey Antiquarian Books]
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        Nuovo Raccolta di Costumi di Roma e suoi contorni

      Roma: [no publisher]. 1838. First. Small folio. 41 handcolored plates. Quarter leather and marbled paper covered boards with leather title piece gilt. Ex-library copy with spine letters, bookplate, pocket, and perforated stamps on all plates, edgewear on the boards, a sound good plus copy. OCLC locates 3 copies. .

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        Memoirs of the Life of Sir Walter Scott, Bart.

      Edinburgh: Robert Cadell; London: John Murray and Whittaker, 1837-1838. - Lockhart's justly celebrated biography of his friend and father-in-law, which the DNB describes as "next to Boswell's Johnson, the best [biography] in the language." Engraved armorial bookplate and small title-page embossment of George Ladeveze Adlercron. 7 vols, 8vo, contemporary half white vellum, marbled paper sides, maroon morocco labels, gilt rules, decorations and lettering. Frontis portrait and folding facsimile. NCBEL III, 1292. Vellum somewhat darkend; covers and edges a little rubbed; very good set. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Brick Row Book Shop, ABAA]
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        The Art of Deer-Stalking; illustrated by a narrative of a few days' sport in the Forest of Atholl, with some account of the Nature and Habits of Red Deer, and a short description of the Scotch Forests . .

      London: John Murray, 1838 - The first edition of "a famous book, showing how this fascinating sport was carried on with the aid of deerhounds before modern rifles were introduced. It seems a pity that such noble animals as Scotch deerhounds and Irish wolfhounds cannot now be put to their natural use"--Schwerdt First edition, with errata on p. xiv. 8vo. Illustrated by engravings and lithographs after paintings by Edwin and Charles Landseer and by the author. xix, [1], 436, [2, ads]. Bound in full green morocco, t.e.g., by Bayntun, spine sunned, else fine. Schwerdt II, pp. 154-5 [Attributes: First Edition]

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        The Art of Deer-Stalking; illustrated by a Narrative of a few days Sport in the Forest of Atholl, with some account of the nature and habits of Red Deer and a short description of the Scotch Forests; Legends, Superstitions,Stories of Poachers &c.

      John Murray First Edition 1838 - 8vo. 436pp. With twelve engraved lithograph plates including frontispiece and additional engraved title. Some spotting and foxing as usual. Bookplate. In diced calf, with inner dentelles. Nicely rebacked with elaborate gilt spine, raised bands. Corners slightly rubbed, otherwise a handsome copy of this sporting classic. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Kerr & Sons Booksellers]
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        The Art of Deer Stalking; illustrated by a narrative of a few days sport in the Forest of Atholl etc. etc.

      John Murray, London 1838 - Tall 8vo. Pp, xix, 436. Engraved and printed title pages. Steel engraved frontis. (and title page vignette) and 10 lithgraphic plates - all as called for. Full morocco, raised bands, gilt, inner dentelles. Aeg. Hinges rubbed with a 3 inch split top of front hinge, Corners bumped and worn with loss. Prelims. a little foxed, otherwise a fine binding. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Leakey's Bookshop Ltd.]
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        Kjerkegaard, S. : Af en endnu Levendes Papirer. Udgivet mod hans Villie af (...).

      Kbh., Hos C. A. Reitzel. 1838. 8vo. Originalt blått blankt omslag. Ubeskåret. X, (2), 79 s.. Himmelstrup 6. Et meget fint eks. av Kierkegaards debut. Opplaget skal ha vært på ca. 250 eks. Lite navn på foromslaget

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        Boylston Prize Dissertations for the Years 1836 and 1837

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

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        Trogon Ambiguus (Doubtful 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 Ambiguus, measures 22" x 15" and is in excellent condition with evidence of verso page text. Commonly called the Doubtful Trogon, this bird is magnificently colored in rich shades of crimson and green. White and black coloring are used detailing the intricate patterns on the wings and tails of the Doubtful Trogon. From the head to the tip of the tail, the blending shades of green and copper give the bird an iridescent sheen and the lines on the body expertly shape and define the feathers and tail. The Doubtful Trogon is perched in a tree, with similarly colored flowers and detailed leaves, looking at the small caterpillar walking along a flower bud above.

      [Bookseller: Arader Galleries San Francisco]
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        Rivista Viennese. Collezione Mensile di articoli originali, traduzioni, estratti e critiche di opere di letteratura, italiane e tedesche Tomo 1. 1838 [1. Jahrgang komplett)

      Tendler / Schaefer, Vienna [Wien] 1838 - 4 uniforme Lederbände der Zeit mit reicher floraler Goldprägung und rundum Goldschnitt, 8°, 1. Teil / Part 1: (Gennajo, Febbrajo e Marzo) 462 Seiten, pages , 2. Teil / Part 2: (Aprile, Maggio e Giugno) 462 Seiten, pages; 3. Teil / Part 3: (Luglio, Agosto e Settembre) 462 Seiten, pages; 4. Teil / Part 4: (Ottobre, Novembre e Dicembre) 427 Seiten / pages; sehr dekorative Aufbindung des 1. Jahrgangs dieser Zeitschrift. Bolza, Giovanni Battista (1801-1869) vgl. Wurzbach Band II S. 33 f. / vgl. Wolfgang Wurzbach: Ein unveröffentlichter Brief des Dante- Übersetzers Karl Streckfuß in: Deutsches Dante Jahrbuch 10. Bd. N. F. 1. Band S. 193-198 v.a. S. 195 f. Der Zeitschrift war nur ein kurzes Dasein beschieden sie ging nach den 11. Vierteljahresbande 1840 ein. Die Intention von Bolza war einen Fülle von unterschiedlichen Texten anzubieten, neben historischen Abhandlungen, belletristische Beiträge, Übersetzungen, Besprechungen neuerer Erscheinungen und verschiedenartiger Miszellen. Von Carl Streckfuß (1779-18449 [vgl. u.a. ADB 36, 560-562 S.] erschien der 1. Gesang von Ludovico Ariosto (Ariost) Orlando furioso, weitere Beitragende des 1. Jahrgangs waren, neben Bolza, u. a. Hammer-Purgstall, Karoline Pichler . de 3500 Buch

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        Trogon Roseigaster (Rosy-vented 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 Roseigaster, measures 21.5" x 14.75", and is in excellent condition with light staining around the edges. This trogon, commonly called St. Domingo Trogon or Rosy-vented Trogon, is exquisitely colored with rich shades of purple, pink, blue and green. The wings and tail of the Rosy-vented Trogon are expertly patterned in black and white. The blending of colorings throughout the length of bird creates dimension, as does the fine lines and detailing of the feathers and other characteristics.

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        Allgemeine Geschichte der Kriege der Franzosen und ihrer Alliirten vom Anfang der Revolution bis zum Ende der Regierung Napoleons. ( 35 Bände in 30)

      Carl Wilhelm Leske, Darmstadt 1838 - Erschienen 1838. Geschichte des Krieges auf der pyrenäischen Halbinsel unter Kaiser Napoleon begleitet von Schilderungen der politisch oder militärisch wichtigen Personen,von Landschaften ,Städten, v.Sitten, Gebräuchen u.Charakteren der Bewohner des Kriegsschauplatzes u.s.w. von F.J.A.Schneidawind.Die Feldzüge auf der pyren.Halbinsel. Bdchen 1. bis 20. und 22.bis 35. enthalten folgende Schlachtpläne bzw.Karten: Spanien u.Portugal, Madrid,Medina de Rio Seco,Coruna, Saragossa,Medellin, O.Porto,Talvera la Reyna,Almoneid,Bay v.Cadiz,Lerida,Mequinenza,Tortosa, Gebora,Albuera,Tarragona,Sagunt, Valencia,Badjoz,Salamanca. Zustand der insgesamt 34 Bändchen: marm.Ppbd,10x13,Deckel tw.geringf. berieben, Ecken tw.leicht bestoßen. Aber gut gebunden insgesamt sehr gut erhalten. 1838 bis 1847. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Malota.Buchhandlung F.Malotas Nfg. GmbH]
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        The Shajrat ul Atrak, or Genealogical Tree of the Turks and Tatars;

      London: Wm. H. Allen, and Co.,, 1838. Translated and Abridged … Octavo (215 × 113 mm). Contemporary black morocco, flat spine, title gilt direct to spine which is gilt in compartments, gilt panels to the boards, corner-pieces composed of foliate and arabesque tools, gilt crest of the Lindsay clan to the upper board, all edges gilt, cream surface-paper endpapers, somewhat oxidized. Engraved map. A little rubbed at the extremities, endpapers oxidized as noted, contents clean and sound, a very good copy. First edition. Uncommon, OCLC shows just eight copies in North America. The "chief value … is its details of Ghengis Khan and his successors" (ODNB). Miles served with the 1st Bombay native infantry at Alexandria in 1801, and "in operations against Baroda and in 1804 at Bharatpur. He became captain on 27 March 1815, and in the same year was made commandant of the British guard at Baroda. In 1817 he captured the fortified town of Palanpur, reinstating the rightful heir; afterwards he acted for some years as political superintendent of the state." In 1824 he was appointed lieutenant-colonel of the 1st Bombay European regiment, and in 1826 "concluded a treaty with the chiefs of Suigam, in Gujarat, formerly noted freebooters, who after the treaty became peaceful cultivators. He was subsequently resident in Cutch and political agent in Gujarat. He became brevet colonel on 1 December 1829, and retired from the command of the 9th Bombay native infantry on 28 July 1834." He subsequently translated a number of works for the Oriental Translation Fund. Miles died in 1860. The Lindsay crest suggests a possible connection with Sir Alexander Lindsay who had a long career in artillery in India, entering the Bengal artillery in 1804, serving with the Dinapore division of Ochterlony's army in the Nepal campaigns of 1814–6, and in the operations against the Pindaris in 1817–8. He commanded the artillery of General Morrison's division engaged in Arakan during the First Anglo-Burmese War 1825–6 and was transferred to the royal army as a colonel-commandant with the Bengal artillery in 1860.

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      Imprimerie de Dejussieu, Mâcon 1838 - RO40202829: 407 pages pour le tome I et 599 pages pour le tome II. Tome I illustré d'une grande carte en noir et blanc colorée, sur planche dépliable. Etiquettes de code sur les dos. Tampons et annotations de bibliothèque sur les 1ers plats en pages de titre. Dos du tome II abîmé, avec derniesr cahiers se détachant. Sous les auspices du Conseil Général de ce département et de la Société d'Agriculture, Sciences et Belles-Lettres de Mâcon. Météorologie. Hydrographie. Géologie. Botanique. Zoologie. Topographie. Archéologie. In-4 Broché. Etat d'usage. Couv. légèrement passée. Dos fané. Non coupé Classification Dewey : 908.444-Régionalisme : Bourgogne [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        Monatsschrift für Medicin, Augenheilkunde und Chirurgie.

      Leipzig, Weidmann, 1838-40. - 3 Bde. (alles Erschienene). 10 (1 kol., 7 gef. und 1 gef. teilkol.) lith. Taf., IV, 692 S., (5 Bl.) - VIII, 600 S., (1 Bl. und 1 Bl. Anz.) - VIII, 631 S., 8 S. Anz., (2 Bl. Anz.). Halblederbde. d. Zt. mit Rückenschildern und Rückenverrgoldung (Kapitale sowie Rücken von Band 3 restauriert). Kirchner II, 9760; Engelmann 386; Hirschberg III, § 516, S. 261; Münchow 425. - Vollständiges Exemplar der Monatsschrift, ebenso selten wie die zuvor von Ammon hrsg. 'Zeitschrift für die Ophthalmologie', deren Fortsetzung die hier vorliegenden drei Bände bilden. "Die Liste der Mitarbeiter umfaßte 48 Namen derzeit bekannter Wissenschaftler und Ärzte verschiedener Gebiete, darunter die von 11 Universitätsprofessoren. Damit war eine gute Basis für die Entwicklung der Monatsschrift geschaffen, die wohlgemeinte Absicht von Ammon erstreckte sich aber über einen noch kürzeren Zeitraum, denn von 1838 bis 1840 kamen nur 3 Bände heraus, dann beendigte er die selbständige redaktionelle Arbeit" (Münchow). "Er gab seine Zeitschrift auf, um das Journal d. Chir. u. Augenh. von Graefe und Walther, nach des ersteren Tode, weiter fortzuführen" (Hirschberg). - Bd. 3 mit einem interessanten Sendschreiben (Die Behandlung des Schielens durch den Muskelschnitt) des Hrsg. an Dieffenbach, in dem er dessen Verdienste um die Augenheilkunde würdigt (S. 433-69). - Sehr gut erhalten. Titelblätter jeweils mit Besitzerstempel, Bd. 1 zu Beginn und am Schluß in oberer Ecke wasserrandig, restaur. Falttafel in Bd. 2; Bd. 3 im Oberrand meist gering wasserrandig. [Attributes: Soft Cover]

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat im Hufelandhaus GmbH]
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        VOYAGES DE GULLIVER (1838).

      Paris 1838 - 8º mayor (22 cm.) 279 p. = 319 p. Encuadernación en holandesa piel de época, nervios y dorados en el lomo. Paris; Fournier Aine, 1838. Buen estado, leves puntos de óxido. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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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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      New York: Wiley & Putnam, 1838. - x,215pp. plus folding map in facsimile. Modern three-quarter calf and marbled boards. Lightly foxed; faint dampstaining at edges of text block. Map in excellent condition. Very good. "This is one of the earliest books published about Texas after it became a republic.the quotations from participants are of considerable historical value. The descriptive portions add much to our knowledge of the early republic.The work begins with an excellent summary of Mexican history from 1821 to 1835, followed by a sketch of Texas history from 1832 to 1835, ending with Cos' retreat from San Antonio. The events of 1836 are described, including quotations from participating Texans and from.Mexican accounts, such as Almonte's diary.Of particular value are the account of Santa Anna's capture [and his] confrontation with Houston shortly afterwards. Newell was one of the first to seduce Sam Houston into giving particulars of the campaign" - Jenkins. "One of the rare and reliable books on Texas" - Raines. The appendix prints some important historical documents regarding the revolution. BASIC TEXAS BOOKS 151. HOWES N115, "aa." CLARK III:215. GRAFF 3010. RADER 2479. RAINES, p.154. SABIN 54948. STREETER TEXAS 1318.

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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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