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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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        A General Map of Ireland.

      1838 - To accompany the report of the Railway Commissioners shewing the principal physical features and geological structure of the country. Constructed in 1836 and Engraved in 1837-8. Published and sold by Hodges & Smith ; London : James Gardner. With whom copies coloured Geologically are Deposited. Originally issued in 6 sheets, this copy mounted as one on linen and folded, housed in original slipcase. Bottom left of the map is a key to the geological colouring of the map with facsimile signature of Richard Griffith; the right side under heading 'References and Authorities' is signed in facsimile by Thomas A. Larcom, Lieut. R. Engn. Dimensions: 184 x 150cm. A few minor stains to some sections, otherwise a clean and bright copy of this rare map in its original leather case as issued. More information on this map is contained in J.H. Andrews 'Shaping Ireland - Maps and their Makers' published by Geography Publications, 1997 (pp 286-309). Also listed in The Printed Maps of Ireland by Andrew Bonar Law: No. 352 (i). [Attributes: Signed Copy; 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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        MEMOIRS Of JOSEPH GRIMALDI.

      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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        MEMORIE SUL BONIFICAMENTO DELLE MAREMME TOSCANE. Firenze, per Giuseppe Molini, 1838.

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

      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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        [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." 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. 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. 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. 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's lifetime.

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        Paysages-historiques et illustrations de l'ecosse, et des Romans de Walter Scott. D'apres les dessins de J. M. W. Turner, Balmer, Bentley, Chisholm, Hart u.a. Scenes Comiques, par George Cruikshank. Mit insgesamt 46 u. 62 Stahlstichtafeln.

      Londres, Paris, N.Y. Fisher (1838). 2 Bde. 4°. VIII,65,72; IV,86 S. Reich blind- u. goldgepr. Halbleder d. Zt. Goldschnitt. - Fast alle Tafeln unterschiedlich stark stockfleckig, Ecken berieben, sonst insgesamt gutes, dekoratives und festes Expl.!. Titel der engl.-sprachigen Version, die dem ersten Band eingefügt ist: Landscape-historical illustrations of Scottland, and the Waverley novels. - Prachtwerk mit schönen breitrandigen Tafeln.

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        Oliver Twist

      Richard Bentley 1838 Dickens, Charles. Oliver Twist. London, Richard Bentley, 1838. 3 volumi in - 8°, legati in piena pelle rossa, dorsi a nervi con tassello e fregi in oro, piani con riquadro e una grande bordura aurea. Vol. I: (4), 331, (5) pp. e 9 tavole f.t. Vol. II: (4), 307, (1) pp. e 7 tavole f.t. Vol. III: (2), 313, (1) pp. e 8 tavole f.t. Tutte le tavole sono incise in litografia da George Cruikshank (1792 - 1878), famoso artista inglese. Bellissimo esemplare della rara edizione originale. Houfe, Diction. of British book illustrators, p. 273. Manca al Lowndes.

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        White-eared Honey-eater

      London: J.H. Bohte, 1838. Engraved plate with contemporary handcolouring, 280 x210mm., very good condition. Australia&#39;s first naturalist illustrator. Graceful Sydney honey-eater engraved by Australia&#39;s first professional artist John Lewin, who arrived in the colony in 1800 and established himself as our first natural history illustrator. This is from the 1838 "Bohte" issue of Lewin&#39;s birds, plate number 20 of the series.

      [Bookseller: Hordern House Rare Books]
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        Thoughts on Convict Management , and other subjects connected with the Australian Penal Colonies

      Hobart: J.C. MacDougall, 1838. Octavo, half-title and errata slip both present, occasional mild foxing yet a very good copy in recent polished calf, bookplate. The rare Hobart edition. Scarce Hobart-printed work on convicts and gaols published in 1838. The author, considered a forefather of modern theories of imprisonment, argues against the brutality of incarceration. Maconochie&#39;s direct style gives a marvellous introduction to the subject and the book is full of interesting evidence and anecdotes based on his own observations. Maconochie joined the Royal Navy at the age of 16 and served with distinction in the Napoleonic Wars. A career naval officer, his long and varied career included four years as superintendent of the Norfolk Island penal settlement. In 1838 he published this account critical of the treatment of convicts, proposing radical changes to the existing system. Maconochie believed that imprisoning people as a form of retribution was not only reprehensible but also ineffective. To this end he argued that prisoners should not receive fixed sentences, but earn their release upon completion of set tasks and evidence of moral regeneration. The sheets of this book were printed in Hobart in 1838; some were sent to London for a separate issue of 1839 with a different title. This Hobart-printed and published work is much preferred, and this copy has the interesting half-title which reads simply "Australiana" - was the book intended as part of a longer series?

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        Gen. Holt. The Leader of the Irish Rebels

      London: Henry Colburn, 1838. Engraving, 210mm x 142mm, in fine condition. A wonderful portrait of Joseph Holt (1756-1826), one of the most prominent Irish convicts of the early years of settlement at Sydney Cove. In 1798 Holt joined a band of rebels engaged in six months of guerrilla conflict near Dublin, but was captured in November of that year and sentenced to transportation. Aboard the convict transport Minerva Holt won the respect of Lieutenant William Cox (the man who oversaw the building of the road across the Blue Mountains) and became manager of his farms at Dundas and Canterbury upon their arrival. Despite displaying loyalty and great intelligence, Holt&#39;s seditious past proved a terrible burden: in September 1800 he was accused of treason and later acquitted by Governor King. Again in 1804 he was falsely accused of involvement in the rebellion at Castle Hill and sent to Norfolk Island, returning to Sydney two years later to work land he had purchased while working for Cox. Holt wisely - or luckily - avoided involvement in the Rum Rebellion, despite having earlier been charged with owning a still upon his return from Norfolk Island). Joseph Holt was officially pardoned in January 1811 and sailed for Britain on the Isabella which foundered near the Falklands, delaying his return till 1814. He regretted leaving New South Wales despite the prejudice he encountered as an Irish political prisoner. This portrait was lithographed from a painting by Robert Hammerton as a frontispiece to The Memoirs of General Holt (London 1838).

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        Historia de la Real Casa de Maternidad de esta ciudad

      Havana, 1838. First Edition. A pres. bdg. A very good copy printed on heavy paper; one onlay on the rear cover has some damage. sm. 4to. A frontis. and eng. vignette on the title; 3 fldg. tables. The Real Casa de Maternidad, founded in 1830, was the successor to the Casa Cuna founded in 1711. The first part of this book provides a history of the Casa Cuna and the sources of funding for the Real Casa. The balance of the book is supporting documents on the operations of the Real Casa. The documents provide an invaluable archive of information: unmarried women were to be housed during the last two months of their pregnancy; no questions were to be asked of individuals who wanted to leave their children at the Real Casa; the rules for keeping the children are clearly laid out. A group of documents ( pp. 261 - 280 ) suggests that there was an urgent debate over whether to admit non-Caucasian children. Finally there are descriptions of the decorations and paintings at the home. The tables provide sample records for expenses. The binding on the book is exceptional. It is contemp. crimson morocco, both covers are richly gilt with floral rolls; the front cover bears a small gilt stamp of Spanish arms. Each corner of the front and rear cover has a black morocco inlay with a gilt design.; edges of the boards are milled gilt; inner dentelles gilt. The binding has a somewhat &#39; provincial &#39; look and may well be Cuban. It is clear from bibliographic entries cited that none of the authors had seen a complete copy (or any copy? ) of this book. Palau, # 380196 - calling for only 324 pp.; Sabin # 106303 - calling for only two tables; Trelles II, # 186 - calling for only 417 pp.

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        Akademiestudie eines Jünglings. Bleistift.

      1838.. Auf festem gelblichem Velin. 44 x 26 cm.. Blattfüllende Studie des Jünglings als stehende Ganzfigur im Dreiviertelprofil. Wobei Kopf, Rumpf und Oberarme voll ausgeführt wurden. Die ganze Figur ist von einer festen Umrißlinie begrenzt. - Mit einer alten Zuschreibung "Cornelius 24/12.38." und der Nr. "33". - Durchgehend schwach braunfleckig. Im Rand mit schwachen Knickspuren.

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        EL SENOR COMISIONADO POR EL SUPREMO GOBIERNO D. ANDRES CATILLERO, QUE ARRIBO AL PUNTO DE SANTA BARBARA EN LA GOLETA CALIFORNIA EL DIA 15 DEL CORRIENTE, ME DICE CON FECHA 17 DEL MISMO LO SIGUIENTE

      Sonoma [Ca.]. Nov. 27, 1838.. [2]pp. on a 12 1/2 x 8 1/2-inch sheet. Old folds. A few light fox marks. Near fine. In a cloth slipcase and cloth chemise, gilt leather spine label. A rare and significant early California imprint, officially recognizing the political regime installed by the California revolutionaries of 1836. In that year Juan Alvarado and his "Californio" cohorts, including Alvarado&#39;s uncle, Mariano Vallejo, staged a successful revolt against the centralized authority of the Mexican state. Vallejo was named the military commander of California, and Alvarado the governor. This broadsheet reports the official recognition by the Mexican Republic of the appointments of Alvarado and Vallejo in those roles. They had technically held those positions "illegally" since the 1836 revolt against the central Mexican government. This copy of the broadsheet does not contain the seal of the Comandancia General de la Alta California and the woodcut eagle of Mexico called for by Cowan, and Howell noted that it is likely an "early proof copy, possibly unique." This is one of only thirteen products of the original Zamorano press printed during its short stay in Sonoma. Cowan writes that "about the middle of the year 1837, for some reason not well known, the press was removed to Sonoma, where it was directly under the supervision of General Mariano Guadalupe Vallejo. Who the printer was does not appear, but during his lifetime the general frequently stated that he sometimes did the press-work himself." We are able to locate only six other copies of this broadsheet. There are copies at the Huntington Library, Bancroft Library, and Yale. Thomas W. Streeter had a copy, which sold at his sale in 1968 for $1200 and is now at the California State Library. Robert Cowan located his own copy, as well as a copy in the archives of the office of the United States Surveyor-General at San Francisco. John Howell offered the present copy in his catalogue 50 in 1979, priced $2500, and it now reappears on the market, thirty years later. Rare and important. STREETER SALE 2488. HOWELL 50:239 (this copy). COWAN, SPANISH PRESS, p.25. GREENWOOD 50. FAHEY 48. HARDING 48.

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        Annali urbani di Venezia.

      co&#146; tipi del Gondoliere,, Venezia, 1838 - Cm. 24, pp. (8) 213 (3). Con 17 belle tavole in litografia di cui 4 di ritratti e 13 di vedute, scorci e scene storiche. Leg. coeva in mezza pelle, piatti e sguardie marmorizzati. Abili restauro al dorso e qualche fioritura sparsa, ma genuino e ben conservato. Tiratura limitata a 1.000 esemplari. Opera dall&#146;affascinante apparato iconografico dai disegni di Pividor, Chevalier e altri. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Oliver Twist

      Richard Bentley 1838 - Dickens, Charles. Oliver Twist. London, Richard Bentley, 1838. 3 volumi in-8°, legati in piena pelle rossa, dorsi a nervi con tassello e fregi in oro, piani con riquadro e una grande bordura aurea. Vol. I: (4), 331, (5) pp. e 9 tavole f.t. Vol. II: (4), 307, (1) pp. e 7 tavole f.t. Vol. III: (2), 313, (1) pp. e 8 tavole f.t. Tutte le tavole sono incise in litografia da George Cruikshank (1792-1878), famoso artista inglese. Bellissimo esemplare della rara edizione originale. Houfe, Diction. of British book illustrators, p. 273. Manca al Lowndes. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Libreria Brighenti]
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