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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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        Oliver Twist [Three Volume Set]

      Richard Bentley, London 1838 - 1838. Second Edition. Complete three volume set in the original blindstamped publisher's cloth. With 24 B&W plates by George Cruikshank. With "Dickens" not "Boz" to the title page. Vol I: 331pp, plus 4 pp Catalogue, "New Works of Entertainment edited by Charles Dickens, Esq. (Boz.)", with 9 full-page plates (plate opposite pg 132 worn to edges). Vol II: 307pp, with 7 full-page plates. Vol III: 315pp, with 8 full-page plates. Bound in uniform brown cloth with blind stamped design to front and rear boards of each volume. Gilt lettering to spine, reading "Oliver Twist. Boz." with volume number and "London Bentley." at bottom. All Half-titles present. Recent previous owner's armorial bookplate to front fixed endpaper of each volume. No other inscriptions. Fading to spines, and shelfwear to edges, but the books is still tight. Top and fore edge uncut. Foxing to edges, prelims and illustrations, but text generally clean of foxing except in a few sections where there is mild foxing near the folds. In excellent condition. 8.25" Tall [Attributes: 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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        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

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        Proposed Plan for Improving Dover Harbour, by an Extension of the South Pier Head, etc. Also, Copious Extracts from Various Authors in Support of the Plan, and Shewing the Importance of Dover Harbour from the Time of the First Construction. Together with Practical Observations and Illustrations [Signed]

      Printed by W. Batcheller, King's Arms Library, Dover First edition . 1838. - First edition contemporary tooled dark green calf, gilt title and border to upper panel, gilt cross bands to spine, diamond gilt motif and border to lower panel, marble end papers. 10¼" x 6¼" 174pp. SIGNED by the author to additional leaf. Seven plates as called for with the exception of plates [ii and vii] are fold-out and linen backed : [i] Frontispiece Plan of Dover in the reign of Elizabeth. [ii] West view of breakwater and apron, shewing the position of the culverts. [iii] East view of breakwater, piers, and sea wall at high water. [iv] Dover harbour shewing the improvements. [v] Plan of Dover harbour and Castle jetty. [vi] Elevation of store houses in the sea wall next to the proposed addition to basin and elevation of sea wall and platform battery. [vii] Plan of Landing Stairs and parapet wall. Seven additional tipped-in plates preceding frontispiece are all fold-out and linen backed. [i] Print of one of the earliest Plans of Dover. It represents the Town, Castle, and Harbour, in the time of King Henry the Eighth, when the sea washed the cliff behind Sandgate Street. The Spire of St. John's Church, [demolished in 1537,] is distinctly visible behind the Hills on the Canterbury Road, and the remains of a Spire are also apparent on the Maison Dieu. The building on the heights to the left of the Roman Pharos, nearly in a line with Archcliff Chapel, was in olden time the house of the Knights Templars. The original Drawing, which is unique, is preserved amongst the Cotton Manuscripts in the British Museum: It is upwards of six feet long, and forms one of the greatest topographical rarities connected with the early History of the County of Kent. [ii] A Plan of Dover in the Reign of Queen Elizabeth. [iii] 21" x 16" Rob Havell & Son engraving of the 'View of Dover from the South Pier Head.' [iv] 10" x 15½" Drawn from nature and on stone by T. S. Cooper 'View of Dover Pier and Castle Cliffs, from the Stone Head.' [v] 10" x 14½" Drawn by E. Stock on stone by A. Picken 'View of Dover Harbour , Western Heights, Shakespeare's Cliff, etc. from the sea.' [vi] 'Dover Pier and Harbour from the Heights.' [vii] 5½" x 4' 10" six section folding panorama with tiny text below detailing: Folkestone, Shakespeare's Cliff, Archcliff Fort, Stone Head, Military Hospital, Harbour Entrance, Amherst Battery, Barracks, Redoubt, Esplanade, Theatre, Waterloo Crescent, Baths, Marine Parade, Guildford Battery, Prospect Place, East Cliff Place and Jetty, Signal Station, and South Foreland. Some foxing and staining to plates, general rubbing and soiling to exterior, 25 mm cracking to spine tip, hinges starting. Member of the P.B.F.A. KENT [Dover] [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

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        Robins's Panoramic Representation of the Queen's Royal Progress Through the City of London, on the 9th November, 1837, Displaying every portion of the Royal and Civic Procession on that splendid and memorable occasion, as well as the Whole Line of Streets from Temple Bar to Guildhall, With their numerous Decorations, the Booths of the City Companies, Christ's Hospital, &c. The While extending to Nearly Ten Feet in Length.

      Robins, London 1838 - A stunning leporello of early Victorian pageantry, colored by hand, measuring 10 feet by 3.5 inches when extended, and the imagery is particularly bright and fresh, especially when compared to other leporellos depicting Victorian parades or processions from this period. Scarce, with only four institutional copies located on OCLC. Abbey Life 534. When closed, the oblong item measures 6.25 by 4 inches, and in its box it sits neatly, and elegantly, on a shelf. Occasional light foxing or soiling to the pictorial but overall remarkably clean. The folds are reinforced with fabric. The folds are not entirely even, causing some minor waviness to the paper when the boards are shut. The joints of the cloth boards somewhat crudely restored. Minor blistering to the cloth. The leporello snugly fits inside the attractive box. Minor rubbing and wear to the marbled paper of the box. Cloth, and housed in a Custom Quarter Morocco Box [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Paul et Virginie.

      P., L. Curmer, 25 rue Sainte-Anne, 1838, 1 vol. fort in-8 (265 x 170) relié plein chagrin violet, dos lisse, richement orné d'un décor romantique doré, décors dorés et estampés à froid sur les plats, filets dorés aux coupes, dentelle et filets dorés intérieurs, tranches dorées, gardes de papier marbré gauffré rouille estampé de feuillages et de figures animales (reliure signée van Wyngaerden), sous étui cartonné de même motif que les gardes, de 1 f. bl.-(6) ff.-LVI -458 pp.-(1) f. (table des matières). Coupes frottées, mors du plat supérieur faible, dos légèrement foncé, pâles rousseurs éparses, très belle reliure romantique. - Suivi de La Chaumière indienne et de Flore. 36 gravures hors texte tirées sur Chine appliqué dont 29 sur bois et 7 sur acier, 1 carte coloriée de l'Ile de France, très nombreuses vignettes dans le texte, gravées d'après Paul Huet, Tony Johannot, Meissonier, Français. Collation conforme à Vicaire hormis la gravure "Songe de Marguerite" reliée par erreur dans La Chaumière indienne ainsi que la table des gravures reliée avant la notice historique de Sainte-Beuve. A noter : la préface se trouve ici en tirage original (8 lignes p. LII). Cet exemplaire est bien complet de toutes ses serpentes légendées. Cet ouvrage est considéré, à juste titre, comme l'un des chef-d'oeuvres de la littérature illustrée du XIXe siècle. Pour plus de détails bibliographiques, voir la très longue fiche dans le Vicaire VII-42 à 68. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Paul et Virginie. La Chaumière indienne.

      Paris: L. Curmer, 25 rue Sainte-Anne, 1838 - Grand in-8; LVI, 458p., [14p. Tables]. Collation bien conforme à Vicaire mais avec toutes les tables placées en fin d"ouvrage; carte de l"Ile-de-France coloriée, 29 planches tirées sur Chine, 7 portraits sur acier, environ 450 vignettes sur bois dans le texte. Les illustrations sont de Meissonier, Johannot, Français, Isabey? Le portrait de Madame de La Tour est par Johannot, celui du Docteur est le portrait "anglais" de Parsons et Cook, et le "Songe de Marguerite" a été relié dans "La Chaumière indienne". Sans la gravure de "La Bonne Femme", rarement présente. Reliure d'époque signée Libermann en demi-maroquin vert à coins, plats et gardes marbrés, dos lisse orné de jolis fers rocaille, tranche supérieure dorée. Quelques rares et pâles rousseurs mais un très bon exemplaire. Considéré par Brivois comme "la perle des livres illustrés du 19ème siècle", cette édition se distingue par la qualité et l"abondance de son illustration, ainsi que par sa remarquable mise en page. Elle est illustrée d'environ 450 vignettes sur bois de Meissonier, Johannot, Français, Isabey, etc?, de 36 planches hors texte, la plupart tirées sur Chine. Exemplaire comportant comme souvent un mélange de caractéristiques de premier et second tirages. Vicaire VII, 42. Carteret III, 543. [Attributes: Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

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        Examples of Gothic Architecture; selected from various Ancient Edifices in England: Consisting of Plans, Elevations, Sections, and Parts at Large. accompanied by Historical and Descriptive Accounts. in 3 Volumes, complete

      London, Henry G. Bohn, 1838, Second Edition, with corrected plates, hardback, 4to, xviii,66;xx,67;(viii),viii,60pp, 200 plates, - ex-library, labels removed with some residue, stamps on title versos and backs of plates, occasional slight to moderate foxing throughout, otherwise clean and sound, rebound in modern red cloth, numbering on spines, overall Good condition [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Recueil des Pensées de M. Joubert

      Imprimerie Le Normant, Paris 1838 - In-8 (214 x 139 mm), 394 pp. - 2 feuillets blancs, demi-veau havane, dos lisse orné de filets, tranches mouchetées (reliure d'époque). Edition originale, d'une grande rareté, tirée environ à cinquante exemplaires, non mis dans le commerce. Notice de Chateaubriand (4 pp.), qui publia cet ouvrage, quatorze ans après la mort de Joubert. Joseph Joubert (1754 - 1824) fut l'un des premiers à comprendre et encourager le mouvement romantique ; il n'écrivit que très peu et ne publia rien de son vivant. Ex-libris Pierre Latrobe. (coiffe supérieure habilement restaurée, frottements sur les dos et les charnières, manque de papier en marge p. 315, très rares piqûres claires). // Octavo (214 x 139 mm), 394 pp. - 2 blanck leaves, havana half calf, smooth spine with fillets, speckled edges (contemporary binding). First edition, extremely rare, printed only on about fifty copies, for private circulation. Notice by Chateaubriand (4 pp.), who published this book, fourteen years after the death of Joubert. Joseph Joubert (1754 - 1824), was one the first to understand and encourage the Romanticism movement ; he wrote very little and never published anything while he was alive. Bookplate Pierre Latrobe. (top of spine skillfully restored, rubbings on spine and hinges, lack of paper in margin p. 315, very rare light spots).

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        Memoirs of Joseph Grimaldi. Edited by "Boz"

      London: Richard Bentley, 1838 - With a one page autograph letter, signed ("J. Grimaldi"), tipped-in to vol. I, written May 18, 1837, shortly before his death on the 31st. Grimaldi declines to have his portrait painted, "I have for the present changed my mind relative to having my portrait painted -" First edition, first issue with the plate "Last Song" without a border. 2 vols., 8vo. Portrait frontispiece of Grimaldi by W. Greatbatch after a painting by S. Raven and 12 plates by George Cruikshank. Original pink ribbon embossed cloth, spines lightly darkened, some foxing, contemporary ownership inscription on endpapers. Laid in a full crimson morocco dropbox by Stikeman. Eckles, p. 152-3 [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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      Richard Bentley,, London: 1838 - Frontis & 12 plates by Cruikshank. Gilt bright. A solid Very Good set. Original publisher's later-issue brown cloth with elaborate gilt stamping to spine (professionally recased). 8vo. 1st edition, 1st issue (Eckel, p. 140). 2 volumes. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Histoire De La Grandeur et De La Décadence De César Birotteau, Parfumeur, Chevalier De La Légion- d'Honneur, Adjoint Au Maire Du 2e Arrondissement De La Ville De Paris; Nouvelle Scène De La Vie Parisienne / Tome Premier et Deuxième

      Figaro / Estafette 1838 - édition originale; 2 volumes reliés en 1; dos toilé noir d'époque, plats en carton marbré, auteur et titre dorés au dos, tranches mouchetées; rousseurs éparses; nom d'un propriétaire à la plume sur la page de garde; [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Civil Code of The State of Louisiana; With Annotations

      1838 - The First Annotated Edition of the Louisiana Civil Code [Louisiana]. Upton, Wheelock S. Jennings, Needler R. Civil Code of the State of Louisiana; With Annotations. By Authority. New Orleans: E. Johns & Co., 1838. [vi], [v]-xl, 536, [2], 51 pp. Octavo (9-1/2" x 6"). Contemporary calf, blind fillets to boards, lettering piece, raised bands and blind fillets to boards. Some rubbing to extremities, corners bumped, a few minor stains and light rubbing to boards, front hinge cracked, rear hinge starting, front free endpaper detached, a few leaves partially detached, a few signatures loose. Light toning to text, occasional light foxing. Early owner signatures and stamps (of Samuel Dalton and Thom. B. Percy) to preliminaries, contemporary annotations in a few places, interior otherwise clean. * First edition. In 1822 Derbigny, Livingston and Lislet were commissioned to revise the 1808 compilation of territorial laws. The result of their effort was the Civil Code of 1825. Also issued in a bilingual French-English format, Upton and Jennings's edition of that code is significant because it was the first to include annotations. Marvin, Legal Bibliography 476. Babbitt, Hand-List of Legislative Sessions and Session Laws 138. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Des maladies mentales

      Paris: Bailliere, 1838. <p>The First Modern Textbook of Psychiatry; Very Fine Set </p><p>Esquirol, Jean Etienne Dominique (1772-1840). Des maladies mentales considerees sous les rapports medical, hygienique et medico-legal. 2 vols. plus atlas, 8vo. xviii, 678; [4] 864pp. (text). Atlas has 2 prelim. leaves plus 27 engraved plates (1 folding), all but the last by Ambroise Tardieu (1788-1841). Paris: J.-B. Bailliere, 1838. 216 x 131 mm. Handsomely bound in quarter rose calf, marbled boards c. 1838, gilt spines, slightly rubbed. Occasional minor foxing, small tear in folding plate, but a fine set. 19th cent. French bookseller&#39;s ticket in all volumes. </p><p>First Edition. Garrison-Morton 4798. The first modern textbook of psychiatry. Esquirol, together with his teacher Pinel, is regarded as the founder of the French school of psychiatry. He was among the first to apply statistical methods to clinical studies of insanity, and his Maladies mentales, based on 20 years of observation and treatment of mental illness, remained a basic psychiatric text for over half a century. Esquirol was the first to distinguish between hallucinations and illusions, and between dementia and idiocy; he also provided the classic description of paresis, coined the term "monomania" and distinguished certain depressive states from other psychoses. The atlas to his work constitutes the first important iconography of the insane. Norman 724. Hunter & Macalpine, pp. 731-38. Zilboorg & Henry, pp. 390-93. </p>

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        Des maladies mentales considérées sous les rapports médical, hygiénique et médico-légal

      Paris: Chez J.-B. Baillière, 1838 - One of the first systematic attempts to classify and describe the varieties of mental illness. "Esquirol coined the term monomania, a concept which anticipated the modern view of schizophrenia, and he was the first to distinguish hallucination from illusion. While at Salpêtrière, where he succeeded Pinel as chief physician, Esquirol introduced formal instruction in psychiatry and gained support for Pinel's humanitarian reform movements by lecturing throughout Europe . Des maladies mentales . served as a basic text in psychiatry for over fifty years." - Heirs of Hippocrates. Of great interest, too, are the stunning plates by artist and mapmaker Ambroise Tardieu, which movingly illustrate varieties of depression, mania, schizophrenia, cretinism, etc. It is fitting, then, that the creator of what has been called "the first important iconography of the insane" (Norman), should also be the father of Auguste Ambroise Tardieu (1818-1879), the pre-eminent forensic medical scientist of the mid- 19th century First edition, with half-titles. 3 Volumes in 2 vols., 8vo. With Atlas of 26 engraved of various mental patients by Ambroise Tardieu, bound in at the end of Volume II + one folding plan of the grounds and building of the asylum at Charenton. xviii, 678; [4], 864 pp Atlas has 4 pages of text, (title page and contents). Contemporary green morocco-backed marbled boards. Minor rubbing to extremities, some foxing, minor soiling, etc, generally sound. Garrison and Morton 4929 and 4798; Hunter & Macalpine, pp. 731-738; Norman Library 724-726; Wellcome II, p. 531; Heirs of Hippocrates 1268; Waller 2817 (1838 Brussels edition); Zilboorg & Henry, pp. 390-93 [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        RESEARCHES IN ASSYRIA, BABYLONIA, AND CHALDEA; Forming Part of the Labours of The Euphrates Expedition

      London: John W. Parker, 1838. [iv], 343 pages of text, followed by 8 pages of publishers advertisement. Original blue-green blind stamped hardcover cloth binding with minor rubbing to extremities, small bumps to corners, and iminor sunning of the spine. Illustrated with a frontispiece (duotone), four in-text vignettes (black & white), and three large folding plates at rear of text with bright hand-coloring. Includes a glossary of some of the less defined geological terms. Fold-outs include two sections of Taurus, Ideal Section of Euphrates, Ideal Section of the Persian Apennines, Ideal Section of Northern Kurdistan, and an Ideal Section of Southern Kurdistan. Minor foxing to frontis. The text is clean and unmarked. First edition.. First Edition. Hardcover. Very good+ condition. Octavo (8vo).

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        RIVISTA EUROPEA, nuova serie del Ricoglitore Italiano e straniero 1838, Milano, Vedova di A.F. Stella e Giacomo, 1838

      - 14 x 23,5, ril. coeva cartonata con titoli in oro al dorso, qualche spellatura, interno buono. Importante periodico dell'epoca con interventi storici e letterari., Primo volume ANNO PRIMO - 1838 - parte prima - genn, febb., marzo , pp.528 (Studi sulle origini della Divina Commedia. Cenni sulla strada ferrata da Venezia a Milano - Rassegna critica - Traduzione di Orazio del Curato di Montacino - D'Alembert - Sopra Giambattista Vico - ecc. ) Secondo volume ANNO PRIMO - 1838 - parte seconda - aprile, maggio, giugno, pp.532 (Sopra Giambattista Vico - Condizione economica delle lettere (di Cantù C.) - Rassegna critica - Il Romancero del Cid (di M. Sartorio) - Scrittori contemporanei ecc. ecc. MANCA IL TERZO VOLUME - PARTE TERZA (luglio-agosto-settembre) Quarto volume ANNO PRIMO - 1838 - parte quarta -. ottobre, novembre, dicembre, pp.544 (Scrittori contemporanei - Rassegna critica - L'innamorato di quarant'anni (di Carlo De Bernard) - Lettera prima al curato di Montacino (di C. Cantù) - Pitture di famiglia (di M. Sartorio) Cronaca dell'ottobre 1838 - Le male intelligenze (di Luigi Stella)- Novelle del conte Cesare della Chiesa di Benevello (di Gottardo Calvi) ecc. ecc. I Tre volumi assieme, non divisibili

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        Novels Jane Austen 2 Volumes bound in one (as published) Pride & Prejudice Mansfield Park Persuasion Emma Sense

      CAREY, LEA & BLANCHARD, PHILADELPHIA 1838 - FIRST AMERICAN EDITION 2 Volumes bound as one. Ex-Library, pages 11-18 missing. Volume 1 has 387 pages with the following Novels: Pride & Prejudice starting at pg. 9; Mansfield Park starting at pg. 139; Persuasion starting at pg. 303. Volume 2 has 376 pages with the following Novels: Sense and Sensibility starting at pg. 5; Emma starting at pg. 131; and Northanger Abbey starting at pg. 287. CONDITION-Bound in 3/4 leather; title on spine; book wear. edge wear; rubs; front/back hinge cracked resulting in separation from the spine but in place; moisture dampness stains, portions of the cloth removed exposing inner board; INTERIOR-card pocket and slip on the front paste-down paper; pages browning; foxing; moisture dampness stains front front the bottom rising to portions of the middle and side page edges; stains do not encroach text; some edge chipping. DATE PUBLISHED: 1838 EDITION: 387 [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Railroadiana. A New History of England, or Picturesque, Biographical, Historical, Legendary and Antiquarian Sketches Descriptive of the Vicinity of the Railroads, First Series. with a Map and Illustrations London and Birmingham Railway.

      Simpkin, Marshall and Co., Stationers' Court 1838 - Green/gilt embossed boards, minor edgewear, spine professionally restored. All Color maps and illustrations intact. Introduction viii, Harrow. 216 pgs. Appendix Index List of Illustrations. mild foxing. Rare OCLC finds 12 copies held. 12mo - over 6¾" - 7¾" tall [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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

      Richard Bentley, London 1838 - Attractive, unrestored copy of this Dickens masterwork, noted by Self as "the first English novel to feature a young child as protagonist." Begun as a serial in Bentley's Miscellany, the book was issued prior to the story's completion in the magazine. Later issues replace "Boz" with "Charles Dickens" on title page and replace the "Fireside" illustration, which Dickens disliked, with a graveside scene. Three octavo volumes. First issue, with "Boz" on title page of all three volumes and "Fireside" plate at p.312 of volume III. 4pp. of publisher's ads at end of volume I. Half-titles present in volumes I & II; lacking in volume 3, where the advertising leaf appears in lieu of half-title. Volume I includes the leaf of instructions for placement of plates (often lacking). 24 inserted leaves of plates by George Cruikshank. Publisher's deep brown cloth, faded to tan on spines; cream yellow endpapers; page edges untrimmed; brief (1/8") mended tear to cloth at crown of volume I; volumes I & III faded at upper extremities of boards; still a clean, complete, and entirely unsophisticated set, texts unmarked with scattered faint foxing; Very Good. [Attributes: First Edition]

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        Histoire physique, civile et morale de Paris. Sixième édition, augmentée de notes nouvelles et d'un appendice contenant des détails descriptifs et historiques sur tous les monuments récemment élevés dans la capitale, par J.-L. Belin.

      Paris, Furne, 1837-1838, - 8 vol. in-8, avec 412 planches (dont 16 plans ou cartes ; et 396 vues ou portraits), demi-chagrin aubergine, dos à faux-nerfs ornés de filets, guirlandes et caissons dorés, tranches dorées (Hersent). Des rousseurs. Edition la plus complète de ce classique qui parut d'abord en 1821-1825. Sans l'atlas in-8 oblong (cinq plans dépliants et un texte complémentaire). Et singulier exemplaire car notre sortie est dotée d'une iconographie de 56 planches ; les 356 restantes étant des planches ajoutées, la plupart empruntées à d'autres descriptions de Paris ou de la France (Saint-Victor, La France pittoresque, etc.) et avec la notable exception de 28 remarquables dessins originaux de vues de Paris traitées à la détrempe (sépia ou gris, parfois en 2 tons). Non signée cette série de dessins semble inédite et leur auteur nous reste inconnu jusqu'ici. Mais la grande maitrise d'éxécution, et la finesse de ces vignettes (contrecollées) ne dépassant généralement pas 11 cm sur 7 cm, suggère l'?uvre d'un artiste-graveur ou d'un miniaturiste. S'il nous est permis de penser que ces dessins furent réalisés d'après nature par l'abondance de détails on estime, suivant quelques vues et indices (Odéon, vol.III ou la Fontaine des Innocents) que leur éxécution est contemporaine du premier tirage du Dulaure (ca 1820). Architecturales, parfois d'ensemble et pittoresques (3) ces vues offrent des cadrages peu courant du Paris du début du XIXe siècle (notamment une suite d'églises plus ou moins connues). L'ouvrage se distribue comme suit : I. [4]-464 pp., avec 42 planches (8 cartes ou plans, et 34 vues dont 4 dessins aquarellés). II. [4]-468 pp., avec 67 planches (3 plans, et 64 vues dont 3 dessins aquarellés). III. [4]-519 pp., avec 44 planches (un plan et 43 vues ou portraits dont 3 dessins aquarellés). IV. [4]-495 pp., avec 59 planches (deux plans et 57 vues ou portraits dont 6 dessins aquarellés). V. [4]-499 pp., avec 47 planches (un plan et 46 vues ou portraits dont 2 dessins aquarellés). VI. [4]-420 pp., avec 61 planches dont 4 dessins aquarellés. VII. [4]-384 pp., avec 71 planches (une carte et 70 vues dont 4 dessins aquarellés). VIII. [4]-423 pp., avec 21 planches dont 2 dessins aquarellés. Relié dans le dernier volume, avant la table générale des matières de la série : Notice sur l'Hôtel de Cluny et sur le Palais des Thermes, avec des notes sur la culture des arts, principalement dans les XVe et XVIe siècles (Paris, Ducollet, Firmin Didot frères, décembre 1834, 278 pp.). Vicaire III, 332-333. Bel exemplaire dans une élégante reliure signée. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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      Stringer & Townsend, (n d), New York: - Engraved title page with drawing of Dickens by S. Wallin (fl. 1838 - 1851), engraved by Orr, which resembles, to some degree, the Samuel Lawrence portrait. Frontis & 7 inserted plates. Square & tight. Professionally rebacked, with 90% of original spine cloth laid-down. Period poi to ffep. Usual bit of foxing. A VG - VG+ copy. Original publishers full brown cloth binding with gilt stamped lettering to spine. 8vo. 9-3/16" x 5-7/8". 1st US edition, later issue (cf. Gimbel A126, 'fourth copy', Smith, p. 273- for the wrappered edition). Ca early 1851 (from dated adverts). [4], [19] - 264 [= 250] pp. Text double column. 22 pages of publisher adverts at rear. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        The West Indies in 1837; - being the journal of a visit to Antigua, Montserrat, Dominica, St Lucia, Barbadoes, and Jamaica; undertaken for the purpose of ascertaining the actual condition of the negro population of those islands.

      London, 1838 - ix + 476pp + two folding maps (one detached). 1st ed., lightly browned throughout otherwise clean in later half calf binding, rebacked and with new end papers. An important work on slavery. [Attributes: First Edition]

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        Oeuvres de Virgile / Traduites en vers français par TISSOT (Bucoliques), et DELILLE (Georgiques et Eneide); en vers espagnols par GUZMAN, VELASCO et LUIS DE LEON; en vers italiens par ARICI et ANIBAL CARO; en vers anglais par WARTON et DRYDEN; en vers allemands par VOSS; et précedés de la vie de Virgile, de notices bibliographiques, etc.

      - EDITION POLYGLOTTE, publiée sous la direction de J. B. MONFALCON, M. D.- Paris et Lyon [pero Imp. de Gabriel Rossary en Lyon]: Cormon et Blanc, Libraires, 1838.- XCVI p. (las primeras 6 p. en números normales, la 7 no está numerada y desde la VIII continúan ordinalmente en números romanos), 1112 p.; 4º (27 x 19 cm.); edición en 6 idiomas (latín, francés, español, italiano, inglés y alemán); fina impresión a dos columnas; texto recuadrado; papel de hilo de fina textura; magnífica encuadernación el Plena Piel verde con planchas en seco, hilos dorados y florones en las esquinas de ambos planos o tapas, lomera con hilos, flores dorados y 4 nervios, cortes dorados, guardas de papel moire algo sucias.- La encuadernación tiene pequeños roces restaurados y algunas hojas tienen pequeñas señales de óxido. MAGNIFICA EDICION POLIGLOTA DE ALTA BIBLIOFILIA. Livre en français [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        [Op. 138] Ouverture in C. componirt im Jahr 1805 zur Oper: Leonore... 138tes Werk. Aus dem Nachlass. Partitur

      Wien: Tobias Haslinger [PN T.H.] 5141. [early 1838]. Folio. Early stiff blue wrappers with octagonal label titled in manuscript to upper. 1f. (title), 48, [ii] (blank) pp. Engraved. Price: "f 3._C.M." above "[Reichsthaler sign] 2._" Printed note to title: "Eingetragen in das Archin [!Archiv] der vereinigten Musikalienhändler." Rehearsal letters A to O added in pencil in an unknown hand with numerous annotations in red crayon. Penciled inventory of parts to last page, related to a performance on October 13, [18]92 and signed "Felchner." &#11;&#11;Spine reinforced with black cloth tape. Handstamp "Musikbibliothek der Universität Gießen" to upper wrapper and first page of music. Small yellow sticker to upper left corner of title with manuscript shelfmark "VI. 13," with same shelfmark also added in manuscript to label on upper wrapper. Printed titling "Ouverture" to first page of music extended in pencil: "zu" [crossed out "Ele"] "Leonore." Some pages slightly skewed. Some soiling and foxing.&#11;&#11;A very good copy overall. . First Edition. Rare. Kinsky p. 189. Hoboken 2, 537. Hirsch IV, 419. Beethoven-Haus C 138/1 and Van der Spek collection. The misspelling "Archin" (for "Archiv") on the title has gone unnoticed by Kinsky or any other bibliographer, but the two copies held at the Beethoven-Haus carry it as well.&#11;&#11;Gustav Adolf Felchner (1832-96) was music director at the University of Gießen, Germany, from 1874 to his death. At least some of the annotations are most likely in his hand. &#11;&#11;This overture is generally known as "Leonore no. 1." It is now dated 1807 and is chronologically the third of the three "Leonore" overtures. It was not played during Beethoven&#39;s lifetime.

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        Journal des Dames et des Modes. Tome LXXX & LXXXI, Janvier-Décembre 1838.

      Francfort sur le Mein: [J.C.F. Diehl]. 1838 - 8vo. 2vols. I:[2], 736 pp. II: 728 pp. With 52 hand-coloured plates. General title to first volume. In marbled paper boards, spines with gilt pallets and labels. A full year, in 2 uniform volumes, of this scarce publication which ran from 1797 - 1839. Present are all of the issues for the year of 1838 and a total of 52 hand-coloured fashion plates of men and women dressed in fashions of the time. Texts are very clean with only occasional spotting and plates very bright, with a little of the usual off-setting. Each separate title page has the revenue stamp FREIE STADT FRANKFURT in the margin. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        The PERPETUAL ALMANACK; or, Gentleman Soldier's Prayer Book: Showing how one Richard Middleton was taken before the Mayor of the City he was in, for using Cards in Church during Divine Service:

      (London), Catnach, Printer, 2, & 3, Monmouth-Court, 7 Dials, nd, circa 1838.being a droll, merry, and humurous Account of an odd affair that happened to a Private Soldier, in the 60th Regiment of Foot. The printer James Catnach was active in London from 1814 to 1838 but as there is a mention of Queen Victoria the broadside must date after 1837. Single sheet of thin white paper, 370 x 250 mm, 14¾ x 10 inches, 2 woodcuts beneath the title 55 x 80 mm, 2¼ x 3 inches, 1 showing Richard taken before the Mayor, the other showing Richard playing cards in church, the border to the text consists of 48 playing cards, a different suit for each side and including a total of 8 royal cards. The sheet has been folding twice, it is faintly browned in parts, with a small stain on the reverse near to lower edge which shows through slightly, otherwise clean, a touch of wear to edges, slight small creases to corners. A very good copy. The soldier caught playing at cards during the church service craftily shows the mayor how he reads the bible by identifying each card with a biblical story. This fictional story concludes with the mayor giving the soldier some money and beer, after telling him he is the cleverest man he has ever met. According to the British Museum a record of the incident can be found in Durham University Library Archives & Special Collections (Add.MS.1474). MORE IMAGES ATTACHED TO THIS LISTING, ALL ZOOMABLE. FURTHER IMAGES ON REQUEST. POSTAGE AT COST.

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        Geschichte des eidgenössischen Freistaates Bern von seinem Ursprunge bis zu seinem Untergange im Jahre 1798. Aus den Urquellen, vorzüglich aus den Staatsarchiven, vorgestellt von Anton von Tillier. [Und:] Sachregister zu Anton von Tillier's Geschichte des eidgenössischen Freistaates Bern. Von Dr. Grauff. (5 Bde. u. Registerband; zus. 6 Bde.).

      Bern, Chr. Fischer, 1838 - 1840. 8°, XV, zus. ca. 2200 S., Priv.-HLdr., Bibliotheksbde.: handschriftl. Rückentitel, Schild a. Innendeckel, Stempel u. Schildchen a. Titelblättern; Stege vereinzelt etw. fleckig; allg. gutes Ex. Preis in CHF: 495. Jeweils EA.

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