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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).

      [Bookseller: H. PICARD ET FILS, founded 1860]
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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 decadence de Cesar Birotteau, Parfumeur, Chevalier De La Legion D'Honneur.Nouvelle Scene de la vie Parisienne.

      Paris 1838 - 2 volumes. Original yellow wraps bound in. Paris, 1838. First edition. Half leather. 5 raised bands, gilt frames to compartments, title in gilt. Some wear to edges, wear to leather. Top edges gilt. Volume 1 with light foxing throughout. Both volumes in solid tight binding, clean overall and in good condition. Text in French. A very good set. [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 Musikalienh?ndler." 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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        Op. 138] Ouverture in C. componirt im Jahr 1805 zur Oper: Leonore. 138tes Werk. Aus dem Nachlass. Partitur.

      Tobias Haslinger [PN T.H.] 5141 [early 1838], Wien - 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. 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. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Soft Cover]

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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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        Memoirs of Joseph Grimaldi. Two volume set

      Richard Bentley, London 1838 - xix, 288pp; ix, 263pp. 12 plates by George Cruikshank, including frontis in vol 2. Frontis portrait in vol 1 by Greatbatch after Raven. Second state with grotesque border around 'The Last Song'. Language: eng VG : in very good condition. Rebound by Thomson of Exeter with marbled eps and edges. Light shelfwear to edges and corners. Age-toning within and occasional spotting, impacting on some plates. Half title pages absent, also ads Full leather marbled calf rebind with floral gilt tooling to spines [Attributes: First Edition; 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.

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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.

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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]

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        Topographie des Erzherzogthums Oesterreich, oder Darstellung der Entstehung der Städte, Märkte, Dörfer und ihrer Schicksale;... Das Decanat Groß-Gerungs und das Stift Zwettl. Wien, F. Wimmer 1838. 8°. XXIII., 354 S. 3 Bll. mit 3 lithogr. Ansichten (auf 2 Tafeln) u. 1 (gef.) lithogr. Karte, marmor. Ppbd. d. Zt. mit Rsch.

      . . Freisinger 312 - Nebehay-W. 135, II. Abt. Band 3.- Darnaut "Kirchliche Topographie von Österreich" Bd.16.- Mit Beiträgen u.a. über Großgerungs, Zwettl, Siebenlinden, Wurrmbrand, Obernkirchen, Schönbach, Rapotenstein, Kirchbach, Rosenau.- Die Ansichten zeigen: "Ramsau" u. Markt Gerungs" (auf 1 Tafel), "Altmelon" sowie einer Karte des Decanats Gerungs.- Titel gestempelt, Tafel gebräunt, Ebd. gering berieben, insges. schönes, kaum fleckiges Ex.

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        Reise in Abyssinien. Erster Teil (von 2).

      Frankfurt/M: Eigenverlag, 1838. EA.. XVI, 434 S., späterer priv. Ppbd., Name auf Vorsatz, innen gut. Sehr selten.. Im Anschluß an die Herausgabe des zoologischen Werkes: Neue Wirbelthiere zur Fauna von Abyssinien entschloß sich E.Rüppell doch noch den vorliegenden Reisebericht zu veröffentlichen, der sich an ein breiteres Publikum wendet. Das Manuskript basiert im wesentlichen auf seinem Tagebuch und enstand bereits direkt nach seiner zweijährigen Reise im Jahre 1834. (Die RUHR.Antiquaria 2014 findet am 9. November in Wattenscheid statt; näheres unter www.antiquariatsmarkt.de).

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        "SCHLOSSHOF ZU CADOLZBURG." Lithographie mit Tonplatte von Klaus, aus: "Alterthümer und Kunstdenkmale des Erlauchten Hauses Hohenzollern" von Rudolph Freiherr von Stillfried. 1838. 31:24,2 cm.

      1838. Blick in den Innenhof der Hauptburg..

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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'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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        Porträt einer jungen Frau., Bleistift, mit Deckweiß gehöht.

      1838 - Signiert, datiert und bezeichnet "Zur freundlichen Erinnerung, an E. Magnus, 22 April 1838". Auf leichtem Karton. Fein gezeichnetes Frauenportrait als Hüftbild im Profil, der Kopf im Dreiviertelprofil dem Betrachter zugewandt. Die gewischten Partiel verleihen dem Bildnis seine weiche, schmeichelnde Ausstrahlung und unterstreichen die Jugendlichkeit der Dargestellten. - Der geschätzte Berliner Bildnismaler E. Magnus war ein Sohn von J. M. Magnus, des Gründers des Bankhaus Magnus. Mit seinem Werk hat er ein Abbild der großbürgerlichen Gesellschaft und des geistigen und künstlerischen Berlins überliefert. - Verso mit Umrißzeichnung der Dargestellten in Bleistift und Aquarell. Sprache: de Gewicht in Gramm: 2100

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        Oliver Twist; or, the Parish BoyÕs Progress. By Ã’Boz.Ó In Three Volumes

      London: Richard Bentley, 1838. 3 vols, 12mo, [i-vi, includes List of Illustrations], [1]-331, [332-336]; [i-iv], [1]-307, [308]; [i-iv], [1]-315, [316] pp. 24 engraved illustrations by George Cruikshank, 1 as frontispiece to each volume. Some imprints trimmed. With half-titles in vols. I and II; no half-title called for in vol. III. The single-leaf list of illustrations in vol. I found only in some copies is present in this set. Original light-brown fine-diaper cloth with central blindstamped arabesque design. Backstrips lettered in gilt and include the Bentley imprint at feet (Carter binding variant B). Bindings show some rubbing, sunfading and spotting, backstrips a bit sunfaded and discolored, the crowns unobtrusively reinforced. Edges untrimmed. Original pale-yellow endpapers, text with intermittent spotting -- the plates in vol. III with quite a bit more discoloration and spotting than in the remainder of the volumes. Very good. First edition, first issue, with the title page credited as Boz instead of Dickens and with the Fireside plate facing p. 312 in vol. III. Correct first state copies of Oliver Twist in their original cloth are scarce and a cornerstone in any Dickens collection. Publication of the serial in BentleyÕs Miscellany began in 1837, and Ã’when Bentley decided to publish Oliver Twist in book form before its completion in his periodical, Cruikshank was forced to complete the last few plates in haste. Dickens did not review them until the eve of publication and objected to the Ã’FiresideÓ plateÉand also disliked having Ã’BozÓ on the titlepage. He voiced these objections prior to the publication and the plate and the titlepage were changed between November 9 and 16Ó (Smith, 34). Page 164 in vol. III exists in two states: this copy in the first state with Ã’pilasterÓ unchanged. The plates are here bound in to face pp. 29, 48, 98, 132, 152, 186, 248, and 302 in volume one; pp. 61, 130, 151, 196, 262, and 296 in volume two; and pp. 20, 30, 105, 165, 215, 296, and 312 in volume three. Smith 4; Eckel, pp. 59-62. & & Provenance: The Caroline Boeing Poole Collection, sold by Bernard M. Rosenthal in 1977 to the current consignor.&

      [Bookseller: John Windle Antiquarian Bookseller]
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        Le fabbriche e i monumenti cospicui di Venezia

      Venice: Guiseppe Antonelli 1838 - In two volumes. Large Folio. Contemporary half-morocco. Vol. I: 132 pp., 127 plates; volume II: 141 pp., 131 plates. Second edition. An exhaustive survey of Venetian architecture by Cicognara, Antonio Diedo, and Giannantonio Selva, with each of the three authors responsible for the selection, representation, and notes for specific buildings. There are measured drawings, plans, and elevations for religious and domestic building, including the Palazzo Griman, Palazzo Ducale, the Basilica Di S. Marce, Tempo Di S. Giorgo Maggiore, and many more. Cicognana was President of the Accademia delle Belle Art at Venice, and was one of the great book collectors of the early nineteenth century. Some cover wear; however, the text is fresh and clean and the plates are bright and as white as the day they were printed. Text is Italian. Rare, especially in such fine condition. Together the books weight 38 lbs. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Peter Keisogloff Rare Books, Inc.]
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        Fores&#39; Correct Representation of The State Procession on the Occasion of the August Ceremony of her Majesty&#39;s Coronation, June 28th, 1838

      London: Messrs. Fores (Fores&#39; Sporting & Fine Print Repository and Frame Manufactory), 1838. First edition. Half Calf, Marbled Boards, Cloth Insert Slipcase . Good. A fabulous very long hand-colored leporello, or concertina, capturing the pomp and pageantry of the procession marking the coronation of Queen Victoria. In the age before photos, this souvenir impressively reproduced the entirety of the affair, or something very close to it, and it unquestionably served as a template for later such occasions. The leporello is 1720 by 11 cm, or over 700 inches long. It unfolds by opening from the center, with half to the left, half to the right. The leporello fits into a custom-made cloth slipcase, around which a half calf binder (with marbled boards) enfolds in a rather novel, attractive style of binding system. The outer panels on both sides are heavily soiled and foxed, as is the centerpiece, which lies on the inside of the spine. By the hinges there are abrasion losses, and the centerpiece has cracks running down vertically with trivial losses, and some minor blistering besides. Most of the panels have light soiling but are nonetheless quite bright and always attractive. The original outer casing and title is gone. Missing also is the title tab rendered in French on the left end of the leporello; the tab on the right side rendered in English is present. Happily, the entire leporello is backed with canvas to give it extra strength.

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        Patent for Improvement in the Life Preserver

      Document Signed, as Secretary of State, issued to John J. White, Patent for improvement on the life preserver. Washington, April 7, 1838.John Forsyth (1780-1841) lawyer, statesman. Born in Fredericksburg, Virginia, graduated Princeton (1799), served as Attorney General of Georgia (1808); Congressman (Democrat) from Georgia (1813-18, 1823-27); U.S. Senator (1818, 1829,-34); U.S. Secretary of State (1834-41). Also served as minister to Spain, 1819-22 securing ratification of the treaty of 1819. Governor of Georgia 1827-29. Repudiating early states? rights leanings, he became a staunch supporter of President Jackson. Voted against the tariff of 1832, but opposed Georgia?s nullification convention. As Secretary of State, Forsyth secured French indemnity payments owing under the treaty of 1831 and stalled on the issue of Texas annexation and recognition.

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        New Zealand: Being a Narrative of Travels and Adventures During a Residence in that Country between the Years 1831 and 1837 (2 Volumes)

      London: Richard Bentley, 1838 Volume I: xii, [1] 403 pp. 6 b/w plates. Folding map. *As Found; all plates & map from each volume are gathered in volume one. Volume II: vi, 441 pp. Errata. Page 435 incorrectly follows pg, 440. Rebound in brown cloth with red leather title labels. J.S. Polack (1807-1882) lived in New Zealand during 1831-37 and 1840-50. As an enterprising businessman and land speculator, Polack traded in timber and flax and in 1835 set up the countries first brewery. He also learned the Maori language and warned against the destructive effects of unorganized European settlement on Maori society, while arguing the benefits of systematic colonization. This two volume work, published in 1838, was the first of two successful books Polack published about his experiences in New Zealand, and is still regarded as an important and impartial source about the period immediately before the Treaty of Waitangi. The Treaty, signed in 1840, established a British Governor of New Zealand, recognised Maori ownership of their lands and other properties, and gave the Maori the rights of British subjects. Volume I outlines the discovery of the islands, their climate, geology, fauna and population. Volume II focuses on Maori material culture, traditional beliefs, and warfare (including lurid reports of cannibalism), and on the early interactions of Maori and Europeans through the trade missions and whaling. . First Edition. 8vo. Near Fine/No Jacket. Hard Cover.

      [Bookseller: Dale Cournoyer Books]
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