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        Eletta dei monumenti più illustrai e classici sepolcrali ed onorarii di Bologna e suoi dintorni compresi gli antichi del cimitero.

      Litografia Zannoli, Tipi di Jacopo Marsigli,, Bologna 1838 - 3 volumi in 1 in-folio imperiale (cm. 44), legatura coeva in m. pelle con titolo e fregi in oro al dorso; bel frontespizio decorato a ciascun volume con vignetta centrale e numerose tavole in litografia con raffigurazione di monumenti sepolcrali, iscrizioni e ritratti di personaggi celebri della città di Bologna. Alcune fioriture ma carte fresche. Esemplare legato insieme all'epoca senza il successivo quarto tomo, perché pubblicato tre anni dopo (1844). Cfr. Frati 7893. Ottimo esemplare.

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        Memoirs of Joseph Grimaldi.

      Richard Bentley. 1838 - FIRST EDITION, 2nd issue. 2 vols. Half titles, front. port. vol. I, plates by George Cruikshank, 36pp cata. vol. II. Later full scarlet morocco for Hatchards, gilt spines & double-ruled borders. With the orig. pink cloth spine strips bound in at the end of each vol. Armorial bookplate of William H.R. Saunders. t.e.g. v.g. Cohn 237. The plate ?The last song?, opposite p238 in vol. II, is in the second state, with elaborate ?pantomimesque? borders. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Panorama de Stockholm pris du dome de l'eglise de l'ile de l'Amiraute.

      Artist: Lemercier Druckhaus-Printhouse ( - 1875) Paris; issued in: London; date: ca 1875 1838 - - technic: Lithography; - colorit: original colored; - condition: Very good; - size (in cm): 28 x 212; - description: Decorative panoram view of Stockholm with the names of all important buildings and places of interest. Painted from J. C. Hedbom, Rittner ; Goupil, Paris.Issued from Ackermann ; Comp. London; -vita of the artist: Huge Parisian firm of lithographic printers founded by Joseph Rose Lemercier (1803-1887), who began as the foreman for Langlumé in 1825. Working on his own account from 1827, 1829-36 in partnership with Bénard association formed in 1837 according to IFF catalogue for Joseph Lemercier. The firm was still active in 1841.

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        Travels in Arabia

      London: John Murray,, 1838. 2 volumes, octavo. Original blue-green fine-diaper cloth, gilt titles and interlocking rings and arabesques in blind to spines, covers decoratively panel-stamped in blind, yellow surface-paper endpapers, fore edges untrimmed. Lithographic frontispiece to each volume and 5 similar plates, most by Louis Haghe from drawings by the author, 5 maps including a large folding route map, tables to the text. Engraved armorial bookplate of English financier Frederic Straker (1862-1941) and contemporary and later ownership inscriptions to front pastedowns. Spines slightly faded, and skilfully relined, covers very lightly rubbed, a few trivial marks, superficial wear to tips, inner hinges strengthened, front free endpapers lightly chipped along fore edges, browning along plate margins, short closed tear to folding map stub, sometime partially tape-repaired verso, a few letters lightly abraded on vol. 1 p. 9, the sense unimpaired, discreet pencil corrections to vol. 2 pp. 379 and 385, vol. 2 sig. 2D uncut at lower outer corner, otherwise a few trivial spots. Remains a very good copy indeed, a well-preserved example of the uncommon original cloth. First edition of this important Arabian travel account: the entire first volume is dedicated to the author's travels in Oman and the Gulf, and includes vivid eyewitness reports of the tribes making up the ruling families of today's United Arab Emirates. Wellsted (1805-1842), a British naval officer in the Bombay Marine, was "for a considerable period" (vol. 1 p. 252) employed in the survey of the Persian Gulf initiated after the siege of Ra's al-Khaymah in 1819. In 1830 he was appointed second lieutenant of the Palinurus and undertook an important survey of the Red Sea and the Gulf of 'Aqabah, described in the second volume; in 1833-4 he surveyed the southern coast of Arabia and visited Socotra, before, in 1835, being granted permission to travel in Oman "to investigate the manners and customs of the people of inner Oman, to locate the important towns and oases, and to investigate the topography of the country" (Marshall, p. 23). Travelling inland from Muscat he reached Samad, where he met Lieutenant Francis Whitelock, another Indian Navy officer. The pair criss-crossed inland Oman before local instability forced them to return to Shinas on the coast, from where Wellsted sailed back to India and Whitelock travelled overland to Sharjah. Chapters 16 and 17 of the first volume are exclusively dedicated to the Arabian shore of the Persian Gulf from Khasab to Bahrain, which Wellsted calls the "Pirate Coast". He describes an extended diplomatic visit to the emir of Sharjah, Sultan ibn Saqr Al Qasimi (d. 1866), in 1827, during which he spent several days among his entourage. There is also a fascinating account of "Tanún" of the "Beni As", namely Tahnun bin Shakhbut Al Nahyan, ruler of Abu Dhabi from 1818 to 1833: "an enterprising character, who possessed considerable power, and maintained a regular force of four hundred men, very well armed and equipped. Small as this number may appear, it was sufficient to give him considerable influence over his rivals …" (vol. 1 pp. 257-8). There is also an intriguing account of Tahnun's friendly reception of a group of British surveying officers (Wellsted evidently among them) who, on visiting his territory in 1828, were invited to participate in "wrestling, leaping, and other athletic exercises" with the local Arabs (p. 259). On publication Wellsted's book was "the fullest account of the area then published" (Burrell), and remains valued: "Wellsted was an acute observer and not blinded by prejudice or ignorance in his description of the local people. His accounts of the geography of Oman, particularly the irrigation systems and the way of life in remote mountain tracts, continue to be important as a unique description of the country at an early date" (ODNB).

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        Margherita Pusterla, Racconto. Milano, 1838 (in fine del III volume: ''pubblicato il 9 settembre 1838 coi tipi di G.Truffi'')

      1838. 3 vol. in-16, pp.369, 351, 381, legatura del tempo mezza pelle verde, titolo e fregi oro ai dorsi, carta marmorizz. sui piatti. Edizione originale del noto romanzo storico di Cesare Cantù (1804-1895) composto nel 1834 durante la carcerazione subita dalla polizia austriaca. Ambientato nel XIV secolo sotto la signoria di Luchino Visconti, narra le vicende di Franciscolo Pusterla e della moglie Margerita- Esemplare assai bello. Altro ID. M. pelle.

      [Bookseller: Libreria Antiquaria Pregliasco]
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        PROPOSED PLAN FOR IMPROVING DOVER HARBOUR, by an extension of the south pier head, &c. Also, copious extracts from various authors in support of the plan, and shewing the importance of Dover Harbour, from the time of its first construction. Together with practical observations & illustrations.

      Dover. W. Batcheller. 1838. [2], i-ii, [4-5], 6-174 pages. Folding frontispiece, and six other plates, some of which are folding and have hand-colouring as issued. Original titled brown cloth, sometime rebacked, with consequent repairs to the inner joints. First edition. Some spotting to endpapers and to one of the folding plates; bookplate; light wear to corners; else a very good copy.

      [Bookseller: David Miles Books]
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        Paul et Virginie et la Chaumière indienne.

      Paris, (49 rue Richelieu) 1838 - Demi-veau cerise à petits coins, double filet doré sur les plats, dos à faux-nerfs orné, charmant motif de fleur dorée dans les caissons, titre doré, [2]ff, LVIpp, 458 pp.- [7]ff tables. Célèbre édition, la plus réussie de cet ouvrage et l'un des plus beaux livres illustrés romantiques.Elle est illustrée d'un frontispice, de sept portraits, de 29 gravures sur bois hors-texte, tous sur Chine appliqué, et environ 450 vignettes in-texte par Johannot, Français, Meissonier, Huet, . et d'une carte de l'Île de France gravée et coloriée sur Chine appliqué, dressée par Dufour. L?ouvrage contient également une vignette représentant les attributs de l?imprimerie et de la librairie au verso de la page de faux-titre.Le portrait de Bernardin de Saint-Pierre est encadré d'un filet doré mais n'est pas à la sphère.Exemplaire de second tirage avec la nouvelle adresse de Curmer : 49 rue Richelieu, sur papier vélin. La préface se termine par 8 lignes.Nous trouvons entre les pages XII et XVII, des pages paginées IX à XVI, répétant les pages V à XII correspondant a la notice historique sur Bernardin de Saint-Pierre. Le large en-tête végétal y est du coup répété. Nous avons donc une erreur de pagination, cette notice historique passant de la page XII à XVII, sans manque de texte.Collation conforme à Vicaire hormis la gravure "Songe de Marguerite" reliée par erreur dans La Chaumière indienne.Exemplaire exempt de rousseurs. Légers frottements aux coupes et coins légèrement émoussés. Vicaire, VII, pp 42 à 68. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Librairie Gaëlle Cambon]
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        The Koran. Commonly called the Alcoran of Mohammed. Translated from the Original Arabic: with Explanatory Notes, taken from the most Approved Commentators: to which is prefixed, a Preliminary Discourse. By George Sale.

      London: for Thomas Tegg and Son, 1838 - Octavo (214 x 132 mm). Contemporary tan calf, spine gilt in compartments, red and black morocco labels, gilt frame to covers, edges dyed yellow with red sprinkling, marbled endpapers. Extremities rubbed, light craquelure to covers, mild finger-soiling to front, occasional light spotting. A very good copy. Folding frontispiece with engraved plan and view of Mecca, 3 genealogical tables of which 2 folding, folding map of Arabia. Later London edition of Sale's Qur'an, the first English translation of the Qur'an to be made directly from the Arabic on first publication in 1734, and the basis for all subsequent English editions until the mid-nineteenth century; previously the only complete English translation had been Alexander Ross's 1649 version, which relied solely on the 1647 French edition by Alexandre du Ryer. George Sale (1697-1734), a solicitor, was "the first notable English Arabist who was not in holy orders From 1726 to 1734 he was closely associated with the Society for the Propagation of Christian Knowledge, which he served in his legal capacity. Meanwhile he was working on a translation of the Qur'an a landmark in the history of Qur'anic studies" (Holt, Studies in the History of the Near East, p. 58). Sale was textually indebted to the 1698 Latin translation of Ludovico Marracci, confessor to Pope Innocent XI, and his citation of Muslim commentators is restricted to those already mentioned by his predecessor. Yet Sale's work, and in particular his extensive Preliminary Discourse discussing both the biography of the Prophet and the Arabian context of Islam, displays "an enlightened and objective attitude which may have been responsible for his gradual dissociation from the activities of the SPCK", in contrast to the openly polemical intentions of Marracci, whose prefaced offered a lengthy refutation of the Qur'an and Muhammad's prophethood (ibid.) Sale's balanced presentation of Muhammad and Islamic origins was much admired by his contemporaries, including Voltaire, Lessing and especially Gibbon, whose treatment of Arabian history and Islam in his Decline and Fall relies heavily on Sale. In 1921 Edward Denison Ross claimed that Sale's version had still not been superseded, and more than fifty years later Sale's objectivity guarded him from criticism in Edward Said's Orientalism (1978).

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        Elements of Geology: 1st Ed.;

      John Murray, London, John Murray, 1838. - HARDBACK half-calf with marbled boards raised bands gilt rules and lettering on spine coloured frontispiece pages: xix [i] 543 all edges speckled woodcuts 294 100mm x 179mm (4 x 7") former owner's details on front free end-paper some very light spots on front end-paper frontispiece and last index pages some occasional light pencilled marginal annotations otherwise fine clean and bright. Brief Bibliography of Lyell - Baldwin no. 13. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Fossil Books, Baldwin's Scientific Books]
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        Palais du duc de Leüctemberg

      Artist: Lemercier Druckhaus-Printhouse ( - 1875) Paris; issued in: Paris; date: ca 1830 1838 - - technic: Lithography; - colorit: colored; - condition: Very good; - size (in cm): 30 x 38; - description: View of the Leuchtemberg Palace; -vita of the artist: Huge Parisian firm of lithographic printers founded by Joseph Rose Lemercier (1803-1887), who began as the foreman for Langlumé in 1825. Working on his own account from 1827, 1829-36 in partnership with Bénard association formed in 1837 according to IFF catalogue for Joseph Lemercier. The firm was still active in 1841.

      [Bookseller: Antique Sommer& Sapunaru KG]
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        Blicfk zum Schloss.

      - altkol. Lithographie m. Tonplatte v. Podesta b. Literarisch-Artistische-Anstalt München, 1838, 28 x 44 Nebehay-Wagner 55/10. Aus dem recht seltenen Werk "Ansichten von Tyrol und Salzburg nach Originalzeichnungen von Auer, Richter, Podesta und Andern"; hübsche Ansicht von Schloss Ambras mit dem Dorf Amras; hier in einer Variante ohne Verlags- und Zeichnerangabe; breitrandig und gut erhalten.

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Nikolaus Struck]
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        Lo Inferno della Commedia di Dante Alighieri col comento di Guiniforto delli Bargigi da due manoscritti inediti del secolo decimo quarto. Con introduzione e note dell'avv. G. Zacheroni.Marsiglia e Firenze, Leopoldo Mossy e Giuseppe Molini, 1838.

      Marsiglia e Firenze, Leopoldo Mossy e Giuseppe Molini 1838 - Cm. 24, pp. (12) 766 + 1 c. di errata. Con Dante e Virgilio davanti alla porta dell'Inferno raffigurati al frontespizio, con 3 tavole litografiche fuori testo raffiguranti Dante, Virgilio e le tre fiere; Dante e Virgilio tra le tombe degli eresiarchi; Dante e Virgilio davanti alle porte dell'Inferno. Bellissimi capilettera litografici; testatine e finalini ornati posti all'incipit e a conclusione di ogni canto. Ex-libris Edward Craven Hawtrey (1789-1862). Stupenda legatura inglese del tempo in piena pergamena; dorso a 5 nervi con titoli su doppio tassello e ricchissimi fregi agli scomparti. Piatti inquadrati da magnifica cornice dorata; tagli dorati. Sporadiche fioriture/arrossature, peraltro esemplare ben conservato. Importante edizione del commento all'Inferno del pavese Guiniforte Barzizza (1406-1463) che ne avviò la stesura intorno al 1440 su incarico del duca di Milano Filippo Maria Visconti. Non risultano purtroppo tramandati e pervenuti i commenti al Purgatorio e al Paradiso. Il testo del Barzizza è oggi tramandato da due codici oggi in possesso della Biblioteca Nazionale di Parigi (ms. Ital. 1469 e ms. Ital. 2017) ma al tempo dell'edizione a stampa curata dall'avvocato imolese Giuseppe Zaccheroni (1800-1876), mazziniano esule in Francia, il codice Ital. 2017 (appartenuto ai Visconti Sforza) non faceva però ancora parte della biblioteca parigina. Il 9 Settembre del 1840 la Congregazione del Sant'Uffizio emanò un decreto di condanna di questa edizione (che venne stampata in un numero assai ridotto di esemplari, come riporta Mambelli), a causa delle tesi aspramente anticlericali espresse da Zacheroni nell'introduzione. Rara prima edizione [si segnala una seconda tiratura con la "Introduzione alla gioventù italiana" e un diverso numero di tavole; il nostro esemplare è conforme a quelli della Biblioteca Nazionale di Napoli e della Biblioteca nAzionale di Francia, Nonché a numerosi altri digitalizzati]. Cfr. Mambelli, 205: "fatta a pochissime copie"; Iccu. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Studio Bibliografico Apuleio]
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        Novellen und Erzähungen in 23 Teilen. Vorhanden sind nur 9 Doppelbände. Es fehlen: Doppelband 7/8 und Band 13/14/15.

      Taubert, 1838 -1842?, Leipzig, - 15 x 12 cm. ca. 330 S. pro Band. Doppelband ca. 600 S. ISBN: Keine. OLn. / Orginal cloth. No jacket. Guter Zustand / Good condition. Eingestaubt. Einige Lagen lose, siehe Scans. Insgesamt gesehen eine schöne Ausgabe der so seltenenWerke. 1. Auflage. Sprache: de. * Versandfertig innerhalb von 20 Stunden! EL8. (WK). Jpg. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Clipped signature ("P. Henry")

      3/4 x 2 inch slip, mounted to ALS Henry's son John Henry, Charlotte Court House, VA, November 7, 1838, 4to; docketed and addressed on verso. Loss to blank corners of letter. 3/4 x 2 inch slip, mounted to ALS Henry's son John Henry, Charlotte Court House, VA, November 7, 1838, 4to; docketed and addressed on verso. A cut signature of the Virginia statesman Patrick Henry (1736-1799), whose "Give me liberty or give me death speech" in Richmond in 1775 remains an integral moment in the mythology of the American Revolution. Henry was Virginia's first (and sixth) post-colonial Governor, and served in the Virginia State Assembly as well. The autograph is mounted on a letter from his son John Henry to a Reverend Samuel Alexander, reading in part: "I enclose you my fathers signature, agreeable to promise, cut from an old paper relating to private business. All his papers & letters of a public nature are deposited with the Young Men's Debating Society of Lynchburg & I expect that I have not in the house some letter of an interesting nature containing his signature to send you. John Henry." The Patrick Henry Debating Society of Lynchburg marched in a memorial parade for General Lafayett on July 15, 1836. We are unable to trace any other mention of its stewardship of Henry's papers.

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        Ichnographie de la fontaine de Boigne. Ichnographie de la fontaine monumentale érigée par la ville de Chambéry à la mémoire du général de Boigne, sculptée par Sappey de Grenoble. Ouvrage composé de onze planches dessinées par V. Cassien et d'un texte historique et descriptif.

      Grenoble , Prudhomme, Libraire-éditeur, MDCCCXXXVIII, 1838, - in-folio, Frontispice lithogr. (portrait mi-figure ?Le Général Comte de Boigne?) + 14 p. + 10 planches lithographiques qqs rousseurs sur 2 planches, (les feuilles de papier de soie d?origine, fortement bruni, cons. à la fin de l?ouvrage), ex libris ?Bibliotheca di S.A.R. il Duca di Genova?, reliure en d.-cuir aux coins originale. Charnière faible, haut et bas du dos avec petits manques. Liste des planches lithographiques: Frontispice portrait + 1) vue générale (de la fontaine). 2) plan, coupe et détails. 3 et 4) bas-relief. 5, 6, 7 et 8) trophée. 9) l?éléphant. 10) statue. Please notify before visiting to see a book. Prices are excl. VAT/TVA (only Switzerland) & postage.

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        Ascent to the summit of Mont Blanc on the 22nd and 23rd of August 1837.

      Not Published. London, (Edited by J. G. C.) (Calcin and Budd), 1838, - in-8vo, 52 p. (numbered III, (4-) 49 + 3 unnumb. p.) + 1 leave (of diff. paper quality) bound between page 42 & 43 of the announcement of the death of Lieutenant H. Martin Atkins Esq. ?Died November 5, 1842, at Edinburgh Castle, of small pox? + 6 lithographic plates, handwritten dedication to ?Margeret Shum from her affectionate ? the Editor? (J.G.C.) + Ex Libris ?P.G. (Panof Grafsos) Skinos?, full leather binding, Spine richly gilt, first bookcover with gilt title in gilt frame. all edges gilt. Fine copy. First edition, the very rare edition with 6 plates and the announcement leaf. On title the following indication in pencil, the name of the author ?by H. M. Atkins?, and ?Lith. plates from drawings of J. M. Macgregor also was a member of the expedition?, The collation of our copy as follows: Frontispice + titlpage/verso blanc - introduction/ verso, numbered III - ?Ascent?(verso) starts with (p. 6) numbered pages 49 / verso blanc + 1 leave (statement of all the ascents to the Summit of Mont Blanc / verso, blanc) + 1 leave (on differend paper): bound between page 42 & 43. The announcement of the death of Lieutenant H. Martin Atkins Esq. ?Died November 5, 1842, at Edinburgh Castle, of small pox. Plates after page 14 - 16 - 20 - 24 and 30?.Please notify before visiting to see a book. Prices are excl. VAT/TVA (only Switzerland) & postage. Meckly: Mont Blanc, The early years 005; Neate , Mountaineering literature A 72; Perret 0161. [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

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        Historia de la Real Casa de Maternidad de esta ciudad, en la cual se comprende la Antigua Casa Cuna, refiriéndose sus fundaciones, deplorable estado y felices progresos que después ha tenido hasta

      Of. De J. S. Boloña, Impresor de la Real Marina, Habana 1838 - 417 pp páginas [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Catalogue d'Estampes et de Livres relatifs à l'Architecture et à l'Ornementation?Dont la Vente aura lieu?du lundi 16 au vendredi 20 février?

      - The rare auction catalogues of Bérard's library and drawing collection, one of the most important assemblages of architecture and decorative arts of its time. An established architect, Bérard (1838-90), inherited the foundations of these collections from his father, André Denis (1806-73), who pioneered the formal study of historical architecture and design. The two sales fetched a total of 164,774 francs, an impressive sum for the period. Alfred de Champeaux, an early historian of decorative arts, composed the Preface for the second sale, which provides valuable information on the evolution of the collections from father to son. He writes: "Charles-Eugène Bérard avait hérité du goût paternel pour la curiosité et l'histoire, en même temps qu'il embrassait aussi la profession d'architecte. Il tint à honneur de conserver la collection que lui léguait son père, et il s'attacha à l'accroître par des acquisitions incessantes de dessins, de livres et de gravures." The first catalogue lists 1005 lots, many of which are composed of dozens of items. It is novel in its appreciation of all forms of art and books depicting European architecture and decoration from antiquity. It also offers works by Lepautre, Du Cerceau, Bullant, Marot, Meissonnier, and many other important architects and artists of the 17th-19th centuries. Much of this catalogue is annotated in various contemporary hands which provide personal accounts of the bidding and comments on several lots. At the end, pricelists have been tipped-in. The second of 585 lots features work by celebrated artists and architects such as Du Cerceau, Delaune, Gillot, Huet, Le Pautre, Percier, Soufflot, etc. Priced in pencil throughout in a contemporary hand. Nice copies. ? I: Lugt 49648. 2 p.l., 124 pp. Large 8vo, cont. red cloth-backed marbled boards, spine gilt. [Paris]: Rapilly, [1891]. [with]: (-). Catalogue de Dessins anciens, Architecture, Décoration, Ameublement, Orfèvrerie?Dont la Vente aura lieu?les samedi 21, lundi 23, mardi 24, mercredi 25 février 1891? 4 p.l., 104 pp. 8vo, orig. printed wrappers (spine slightly defective). [Paris]: M. Delestre & S. Mayer, [1891] [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Travels in Arabia.

      London: John Murray,, 1838. 2 volumes, octavo (223 ×140 mm). Recent tan half calf, raised bands to spines, compartments decorated in gilt, black morocco label to second, marbled sides and endpapers, all edges untrimmed. Lithographic frontispiece to each volume and 5 similar plates, most by Louis Haghe from drawings by the author, 5 maps including a large folding route map, tables to the text. Mild toning to text-block, the occasional marginal spot, plates foxed, skilful restoration along top edge of large folding route map verso. A very good copy. First edition of this valuable Arabian travel account, of which the entire first volume is dedicated to the author's travels in Oman and the Gulf, and includes vivid eyewitness reports of the tribes making up the ruling families of today's United Arab Emirates. Wellsted (1805-1842), a British naval officer in the Bombay Marine, was "for a considerable period" (vol. 1 p. 252) employed in the survey of the Persian Gulf initiated after the siege of Ra's al-Khaymah in 1819. In 1830 he was appointed second lieutenant of the Palinurus and undertook an important survey of the Red Sea and the Gulf of 'Aqabah, described in the second volume; in 1833-4 he surveyed the southern coast of Arabia and visited Socotra, before, in 1835, being granted permission to travel in Oman "to investigate the manners and customs of the people of inner Oman, to locate the important towns and oases, and to investigate the topography of the country" (Marshall, p. 23). Travelling inland from Muscat he reached Samad, where he met Lieutenant Francis Whitelock, another Indian Navy officer. The pair criss-crossed inland Oman before local instability forced them to return to Shinas on the coast, from where Wellsted sailed back to India and Whitelock travelled overland to Sharjah. Chapters 16 and 17 of the first volume are exclusively dedicated to the Arabian shore of the Persian Gulf from Khasab to Bahrain, which Wellsted calls the "Pirate Coast". He describes an extended diplomatic visit to the emir of Sharjah, Sultan ibn Saqr Al Qasimi (d. 1866), in 1827, during which he spent several days among his entourage. There is also a fascinating account of "Tanún" of the "Beni As", namely Tahnun bin Shakhbut Al Nahyan, ruler of Abu Dhabi from 1818 to 1833: "an enterprising character, who possessed considerable power, and maintained a regular force of four hundred men, very well armed and equipped. Small as this number may appear, it was sufficient to give him considerable influence over his rivals …" (vol. 1 pp. 257-8). There is also an intriguing account of Tahnun's friendly reception of a group of British surveying officers (Wellsted evidently among them) who, on visiting his territory in 1828, were invited to participate in "wrestling, leaping, and other athletic exercises" with the local Arabs (p. 259). Wellsted's book was "the fullest account of the area then published" (Burrell), and remains valued: "Wellsted was an acute observer and not blinded by prejudice or ignorance in his description of the local people. His accounts of the geography of Oman, particularly the irrigation systems and the way of life in remote mountain tracts, continue to be important as a unique description of the country at an early date" (ODNB).

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        Views in India, chiefly among the Himalaya Mountains.

      London and Paris: Fisher, Son, and Co.,, [after 1838]. Edited by Emma Roberts. Folio (315 x 240 mm). Original maroon morocco, flat bands gilt to spine, second compartment lettered in gilt, thick-and-thin rules and large foliate cornerpieces in blind to covers enclosing central gilt roundels depicting a "Nautch", all edges gilt, yellow surface-paper endpapers. Engraved frontispiece, vignette title, 36 plates, all from watercolours by various artists including Turner after sketches by White, Grindlay, and others. Contemporary bookseller's ticket (C. Godwin of Bath) to the front pastedown. Spine rolled, rubbing to extremities, lower outer corner of front board a little worn, front inner hinge superficially cracked, but firm, occasional light spotting to plates, restricted mainly to margins. A very good copy with strong impressions of the plates. Second edition, later issue, with the plates signed 1838, the title page undated; the work was originally published in 1836/7 in two volumes. White (1808-1898), a friend of Charles d'Oyly was stationed in India with the 31st Regiment of Foot from 1825 to 1846, and saw action at Moodkee and Ferozeshah in the First Anglo-Sikh War, retiring as lieutenant-colonel on half-pay in 1854. Between 1829 and 1832 he travelled "in that portion of the Himalayan regions lying between the rivers Sutlej and Kelee" (p. x), making sketches of sites along the Ganges and Jumna, at Simla, and elsewhere; there are also views in Rajputana, Bombay, the Deccan and Kathiawar. Views in India notably includes seven plates from watercolours by J. M. W. Turner, based on White's on-the-spot sketches, including the frontispiece and a "spectacular view" of the waterfall and mountains at the source of the Jumna (De Almeida and Gilpin, Indian Renaissance: British Romantic Art and the Prospect of India, p. 287); there are also plates based on sketches by Grindlay, whose own celebrated work was published in 1826.

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        Views in India, chiefly among the Himalaya Mountains. Edited by Emma Roberts.

      London and Paris: Fisher, Son, and Co., [after 1838] - Folio (315 x 240 mm). Original maroon morocco, flat bands gilt to spine, second compartment lettered in gilt, thick-and-thin rules and large foliate cornerpieces in blind to covers enclosing central gilt roundels depicting a "Nautch", all edges gilt, yellow surface-paper endpapers. Contemporary bookseller's ticket (C. Godwin of Bath) to the front pastedown. Spine rolled, rubbing to extremities, lower outer corner of front board a little worn, front inner hinge superficially cracked, but firm, occasional light spotting to plates, restricted mainly to margins. A very good copy with strong impressions of the plates. Engraved frontispiece, vignette title, 36 plates, all from watercolours by various artists including Turner after sketches by White, Grindlay, and others. Second edition, later issue, with the plates signed 1838, the title page undated; the work was originally published in 1836/7 in two volumes. White (1808-1898), a friend of Charles d'Oyly was stationed in India with the 31st Regiment of Foot from 1825 to 1846, and saw action at Moodkee and Ferozeshah in the First Anglo-Sikh War, retiring as lieutenant-colonel on half-pay in 1854. Between 1829 and 1832 he travelled "in that portion of the Himalayan regions lying between the rivers Sutlej and Kelee" (p. x), making sketches of sites along the Ganges and Jumna, at Simla, and elsewhere; there are also views in Rajputana, Bombay, the Deccan and Kathiawar. Views in India notably includes seven plates from watercolours by J. M. W. Turner, based on White's on-the-spot sketches, including the frontispiece and a "spectacular view" of the waterfall and mountains at the source of the Jumna (De Almeida and Gilpin, Indian Renaissance: British Romantic Art and the Prospect of India, p. 287); there are also plates based on sketches by Grindlay, whose own celebrated work was published in 1826. Yakushi W65; not in Riddick.

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        Tre Digtninger. Lykkens Kalosker. En rigtig Soldat. Det har Zombien gjort.

      1838 1838 - Orig. udgave. Kbhvn.: Reitzel 1838. [2] + 102 s. Totalt ubeskåret, let bruneret eksemplar i det orig. bogtrykte papiromslag. Foromslaget med svag skjold, ryggen repareret. Navn på titelblad. Indlagt i smuk nyere privat bogæske med rig forgyldt skindryg i gammel stil. * Fint eksemplar af en sjælden H.C. Andersen udgave. Bogen indeholder et eventyr for voksne, og det skiller sig også i både indhold og tone væsentligt ud fra de hidtil udgivne, en dramatisk situation, skrevet til Det kongelige Teater men afvist, og det fortællende digt "Det har Zombien gjort", som fortæller om underklassemennesker, der ved kunsten hæver sig op til frihed mellem andre. BFN 320. Bibl. Danica VI, 10.

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        Istoria della vita e delle opere di Giulio Pippi Romano.

      Presso i Fratelli Negretti - A spese dell'Autore (indicazione al fronte), 1838. Edizione originale, rara, in esemplare completo delle 63 Tavole, la prima col Ritratto, posta in antiporta. Alcune Tavole anche a doppia pagina. Antico ma ben eseguito restauro alla brossura editoriale. Lievi gore e macchiette del tempo ma esemplare totalmente coevo a pieni margini in barbe. Brossura editoriale cartacea a stampa, pp. 8, 91, 1, LVI, 2 - Tavole, in folio

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        Sept années en Chine: nouvelles observations sur cet empire, l'archipel Indo-Chinois, les Philippines et les iles Sandwich, par Pierre Dobel, conseiller de Collège au service de Russie, ancient consul de cette puissance aux Iles Philippines.

      Paris: Gide, éditeur des Annales des Voyages, rue de Seine, no. 6 bis, 1838. - 8vo (22 x 14 cm.): [2], x, 358 pages; two lithographed plates by Formentin & Cie., with frontispiece entitled "Insulaire de Manille" and plate following chapter XII (p. [178]) entitled "Femme de Manille". Bound in original blue printed paper wrappers, uncut, spine worn, with pp. 320-358 loose but holding; occasional foxing and spotting. VERY RARE AND COMPLETE FIRST EDITION OF DOBELL'S TRAVELS THROUGH CHINA, INDOCHINA AND NORTH VIETNAM, THE PHILIPPINES, AND HAWAII. An Irish-born adventurer in Russian service, Peter Dobell (1772-1852) embarked in 1812 on a long journey from Kamchatka across Siberia to Tomsk. The resulting work, Travels in Kamtchatka and Siberia (1830), contains a detailed and idiosyncratic account of his journey, painting an affectionate picture of the region and its people. Dobell also lived in China for many years, and his equally detailed account of this seven-year sojourn first appeared in Russian in 1833. Dobell gives opinionated observations on topics such as Chinese society, customs, traditions, trade and medicine, with additional chapters describing his visits to North Vietnam, the Philippines, and Hawaii. The present translation by Prince Emmanuel Galitzin (1804-1853) from the original Russian edition into French proved popular enough to warrant a reprint, which appeared in 1842. REFERENCES: Henri Cordier, Bibliotheca Sinica (1907), vol. III, column 2109; David W. Forbes (ed.), Hawaiian National Bibliography, 1780-1900 (1998), vol. II, 1334. [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

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        Paul et Virginie. La chaumière indienne.

      Curmer 1838 - Paris, Curmer, 49, rue Richelieu, 1838. Grand in-8, plein chagrin époque signé Lenègre, dos lisse orné d'arabesques et de filets dorés, titre doré, plats encadrés de filets dorés et à froid et ornés au centre d'arabesques dorées et à froid, initiales dorées sur le plat supérieur, coupes filetées, quadruple filet doré sur les chasses, toutes tranches dorées, 6 ff non chiffrés, LVI, 458 pp, 1 pp non chiffrée. Ouvrage illustré 7 portraits sur acier montés sur chine entourés d'un filet formant cadre au-dessous duquel on lit, gravés, les noms des artistes et le nom de l'imprimeur Chardon aîné, de 29 gravures sur bois montées sur chine, d'une carte en couleurs hors texte et de 450 vignettes in texte d'après Johannot, Meissonnier, Français, Marville, Steinheil, Isabey, Huet. Notre exemplaire ne possède pas les remarques de 1er tirage mais la vignette intitulée "Une bonne femme" p.418 est bien présente et les serpentes des 36 hors texte sont légendées sauf le frontispice et le portrait de l'auteur. Coins légèrement émoussés, légers frottements sur les coiffes, rousseurs, inversement d'un feuillet de table. Edition célèbre de cet ouvrage, considérée comme une des plus belle de l'époque romantique. (cf Carteret III). [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        History of Pennsylvania Hall, which was Destroyed by a Mob on the 17th of May, 1838

      Merrihew and Gunn, Philadelphia 1838 - First edition. Octavo. 200pp. Color frontispiece, plus two plates (one by John Sartain), errata slip. Publisher's unusual star and dot diagonal fine grain light brown cloth, stamped in gilt on the front board. Scattered foxing and light dampstaining throughout, else a handsome, very good or better copy. Pennsylvania Hall was built by the abolitionist community, and was quickly burned by a mob. Includes remarks by William Lloyd Garrison, Theodore Weld, Angelina Grimke Weld, Abby Kelly, etc. Copies of the plates were offered for sale at the end of the book at the Anti-Slavery Office. A handsome copy. Howes W189. [Attributes: First Edition]

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        Extraits des mémoires du prince de Talleyrand-Périgord ancien évèque d'Autun, membre de l'Assemblée Nationale, ministre, ambassadeur, prince souverain de Benevent, etc., receuillis et mis en ordre par madame la comtesse O. du C., auteur des Mémoires d'une femme de qualité.

      Paris, Le Clère 1838 - 4 vol. in-8, demi-basane violine, dos lisse orné (rel. de l'époque). Ex-libris Michel Marie de Pomereu. Bon exemplaire. La personnalité de Talleyrand devait attirer les éditeurs. Le prince à peine mort, ses mémoires étaient publiés avec "l'aide" du teinturier le plus en vogue de l'époque (il publiait l'année précédente les "mémoires" de Cambacérès), Lamothe-Langon. On ne peut donc accorder aucun crédit à cette publication, si ce n'est celui de la fiction littéraire .

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        Researches in Assyria, Babylonia, and Chaldaea; Forming Part of the Labours of the Euphrates Expedition.

      John. W. Parker, 1838. 1st Edition . Hardcover. Very Good. First edition. Rebound in quarter leather. Binders label on the rear pastedown in arabic. Library stamp to the title page, frontis: Bibliotheque Geographique, Hachette & Cie. (4), 343p. Fold-out frontis, title page vignette, three black and white in-text vignettes, and three hand coloured fold-out plates, collated complete. The fold-out map is by the cartographer John Arrowsmith (1790-1873). William Francis Ainsworth (1807-1896) was a geographer and geologist. "In 1835 Ainsworth was appointed surgeon and geologist to the expedition to the Euphrates under Francis Rawdon Chesney to examine the feasibility of opening up the Mesopotamian rivers to steam navigation as a new route to India, as well as asserting British political presence in the area, promoting British commercial ties, and gathering scientific and archaeological data. Ainsworth constructed geological sections across northern Syria and the Taurus Mountains, discovered several deposits of commercially important minerals in Mesopotamia and Anatolia, and explored a substantial part of south-east Persia. With Chesney, Ainsworth published the first account of the expedition in the 'Journal of the Royal Geographical Society' (1837) and the next year wrote his own fuller account as 'Researches in Assyria, Babylonia and Chaldaea' (1838)." - ODNB Condition: Very good. Pencil inscription to the frontis, title page, and one of the plates. Tidemarks to plates. Three of the plate have several small closed tears that have been repaired, measuring no more than 2cm. The fore edge of one of the plates is grubby and edge-worn. Some offsetting from the plates. Light scattered foxing to the first and last few pages only. Tear measuring under 2cm with a small chip to the front blank.

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        Three sets of prints boxed together, comprising

      From the Collection of Arthur & Charlotte Vershbow. Types Parisiens. Paris: Aubert, n.d. [1838-40]. 50 lithographs, 346 x 266 mm, and smaller. Four in the series are replaced from the series "Les pratiques des Marchands de Paris" (nos. 31, 34-36). D.559-606. Les Baigneurs. Paris: Aubert for Charivari, n.d [1839-42]. 30 lithographs, 346 x 266 mm, and smaller. D.760-790. Bohémiens de Paris. Paris: Aubert for Bouger, n.d [1840-42]. 28 lithographs, 358 x 275 mm, and smaller. D.822-849. Each suite is an assembled set, some prints formerly bound or framed, some with gilt edges. Occasional chipping at edges, occasional soiling.

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        Spanish Scenery.

      P. & D. Colnaghi & Co., London 1838 - Portada grabada - 1 hoja con la relación de las láminas - 1 hoja con el comentario del autor y una vista a media página y 27 láminas. Todo en fuerte papel de hilo. Las 29 ilustraciones son muy bellas litografías originales en negro y siena. Ejemplar completo aunque cansado, a saber: antigua mácula en la mayoría de las láminas y taladro en el margen inferior blanco de las últimas hojas. La calidad de estampación es muy alta por lo que las litografías están perfectas, solo dos presentan mácula en el dibujo, los márgenes blancos son los dañados. La encuadernación de época a media piel presenta signos de cansancio en las puntas y a cabeza y pie de lomera. Un total de 32 vistas de ciudades españolas: Córdoba, Granada, Málaga, Sevilla, Vitoria, Burgos, Segovia, Valencia, Bilbao, Costa de Vizcaya, Barcelona, Los Pirineos, Gibraltar, Valladolid, Almuñecar, Vigo, . Size: 56 x 38 Cm. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        EL INICIADOR. Periódico de todo y para todos

      El Iniciador 1838 - "El ejemplar de "El Iniciador" que perteneciera a Miguel Cané (padre), uno de los directores y colaborador del periódico". En 4º; pleno cuero de la época, con las iniciales M. C. (Miguel Cané), en el lomo. Nº 1 al 16 (los últimos 4 números en facsímil). Directores: Andrés Lamas y Miguel Cané. Disponemos de los primeros doce números en su versión original, completándose con el facsímil de la colección completa. Este periódico fue el vocero de la llamada "Generación del 37". Escrito por los exiliados argentinos en Montevideo. Colaboraron entre otros, Miguel Cané (padre), Alberdi (colaboró en casi todos los números), Echeverría, Florencio Varela, Juan Cruz Varela, etc. Se conocen actualmente solo 3 ejemplares, incluyendo éste. ADJUNTAMOS: un ejemplar del facsímil de la colección completa del Iniciador (16 números), publicado por la Academia Nacional de la Historia. Buenos Aires, 1941. Distinguido ejemplar Nº 53 "Especialmente impreso para el Sr. Presidente de la República Oriental del Uruguay, General Alfredo Baldomir.". Con un estudio preliminar del Académico, Mariano de Vedia y Mitre, que abarca 40pp. En suma, se trata de uno de los más preciados testimonios impresos de los integrantes de este movimiento literario y político cuya influencia se extendió a gran parte del siglo XIX. 272 pp páginas [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Wilhelm Tell (?).

      Akvarell. Signerad: "C Wahlbom". 24,3

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        MADEMOISELLE DE VERDUN

      Paris : Ladvocat (imp. De Fain à Paris) 1838 - 2 vol. in-8, 207 x 130 : (2 ff.), xl, 327 pp. ; (2 ff.), 383 pp., (1 p.). – demi-veau caramel, encadrement central constitué de trois filets dorés avec fleurons stylisés aux angles inclus dans un encadrement composé de filets gras et maigre avec fleurons aux angles, dos à faux-nerfs ornés, chiffre couronné sur le caisson central, tranches dorées (Reliure de l’époque). Édition originale de cet ouvrage très peu courant. Il s’agit ici du troisième volet d’une étude sur les mœurs du faubourg Saint-Germain dont les deux premières parties Gérard de Stolberg et La Comtesse furent publiées en 1837 et 1836. On doit au comte Horace de Viel Castel (1798-1864), neveu de Mirabeau et conservateur du Louvre, « un grand nombre de romans écrits à la manière de Balzac » Carteret. Chacun des trois ouvrages se vendaient alors séparément. Envoi de l’auteur sur la page d’Introduction du premier tome : « L’auteur à un excellent juge et à un excellent ami ». La signature de l’auteur a été rognée un peu court par le relieur. Bel exemplaire malgré les charnières et les dos restaurés. Les exemplaires provenant de la bibliothèque de Henry Seymour (1805-1859) sont souvent en très mauvais état. Fils naturel de Talleyrand, fondateur du Jokey Club, ce dernier fut, non seulement l’un des dandys les plus connus de Paris, mais également une source d’inspiration pour le personnage d’Henry de Marsay dans La Fille aux yeux d’or de Balzac. Provenance : Henry Seymour avec son chiffre doré au dos. On déplore la présence de quelques rousseurs éparses. Taches sur les gardes. Absent de Vicaire et de Carteret – Quérard X, 152. 450 € [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

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        Wilhelm Tell (?).

      - Akvarell. Signerad: "C Wahlbom". 24,3 × 16,4 cm. Nedre högra hörnet med minimal och obetydlig marginalskada, enstaka små lagerfläckar i bildens utkant, bladet lätt mörknat längs kanterna. Titeln är tentativ, en bräcklig slutsats av armborstet och det klippiga landskapet! Virtuositet och lätthet är kännetecknande för Carl Wahlbom, som lämnade Sverige 1838 för studier i Paris och Rom och började måla akvarell först sedan han kommit utomlands. Han utförde gärna historiska motiv med tidstypiska dräkter, bilder som var mycket uppskattade och fr. a. såldes i Paris. Karl Wåhlin hade besvär att finna några av Wahlboms akvareller för sin bok om konstnären (1901), och talar om en "till större delen räddningslöst skingrad konstnärlig alstring". Den som förmådde Wahlbom att ta nästa steg i sin utveckling som konstnär var kollegan Olof Johan Södermark, också verksam i Paris vid denna tid. Då han såg Wahlboms akvareller skall han ha utbrustit: "Men för tusan d-r, hvarför gör herrn icke allt detta i olja?". Under en tid arbetade Wahlbom med illustrationer till en ambitiös utgåva av Gustav II Adolfs historia, men projektets engelska förläggare drabbades av ekonomiska svårigheter och det hela gick om intet. Efter en tid i Stockholm som lärare vid Konstakademien sökte sig Wahlbom på nytt utomlands 1853. Han hoppades kunna förbättra sin hälsa, men dog slutligen i London vid 48 års ålder och ligger begravd i Woking.

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        Map Illustrating the Plan for the Defences of the Western Frontier, as Proposed by Maj. Gen. Gaines in his Plan Dated Feb. 28, 1838.

      House of Reps. Doc. No. 311 25th Congress 2nd Session. Washington, D.C. 1838. - Folding map, unfolding to approximately 23 1/2 x 14 1/3 inches, illustrating General Edmund P. Gaines extraordinary (for the time) plans for a network of military railroads allowing strategic deployment of troops, with focus on movement of troops between western frontier forts. The map depicts US. Territory west of the Mississippi, including present day Louisiana, Arkansas and Missouri, and extending north to Lake Superior. Lands occupied by Native Americans are denoted while various U.S. fortifications are indicated with red dots. The map is accompanied by Major Gaines report, plus related materials, comprising 58 pages overall. Both map and text (disbound from government publication) in exceptionally good clean condition. A desirable package combining map and report.

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        The Bridgewater Treatises on The Power Wisdom and Goodness of God as Manifested in The Creation. 9 Volumes Complete in 12 Parts. (Twelve Volumes.) CHALMERS, The Adaptation of External Nature to the Moral and Intellectual Constitution of Man (Two Vols in 1); KIDD, The Physical Condition of Man; WHEWELL, Astronomy and General Physics; BELL, The Hand its Mechanism and Endowments; ROGET, Animal and Vegetable Physiology (Two vols); BUCKLAND, Geology and Mineralogy (Two Vols); KIRBY, History Habits and Instincts of Animals (Two Vols.); PROUT, Chemistry Meterology and Digestion; BABBAGE, A Fragment.

      London, William Pickering, 1833, 1833, 1833 2nd, 1833, 1834, 1836, 1835, 1834, 1838 2nd. (all 1st edition?s except two 2nd?s.) - 9 Volumes bound in 12 Parts. 8vo. 9 x 6 inches. Hardbacks, full polished tree-calf leather bindings. Twin leather spine labels lettered in gilt, with raised and gilt banding and decoration to spines. Gilt decorations to board edges and blind embossed inner dentelles. Marbled endpapers and page edges. In very good conditions. Some light rubbing and shelf wear to edges and boards. Some light fading to spines. Some minor darkening/foxing to endpapers. Some odd minor spots to pages. Else inside pages and plates all very clean, tight and bright throughout. Last vol.9 boards are slightly darker than others and has a green spine label. Some volumes are illustrated with b&w figures within text and beautiful b&w engravings, some folding, some coloured.

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        Autograph title page signed.

      Dresden, 6. VII. 1838. - Oblong folio. 1 page. "Große Fantasie über [struck out: das Kaiserlied und russische Volks-Melodieen] die russische Volks-Hymne und National-Melodieen für das Violoncell mit Begleitung des Orgesters [!] von F. A. Kummer". - Kummer became an acclaimed performer and in 1850 he was appointed as the principal violoncellist at the court chapel after Friedrich Dotzauer retired.

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        Corpus scriptorum historiae Byzantinae. Editio emendatior et copiosior, consilio B.G. Niebuhrii instituta. [Opera]. Ex recensione Guilielmi Dindorfii.

      Bonn, Ed. Weber, 1833-1838, - 3 vol. in-8, XVI-534, [4]-644 et XXXIV-586 pp., avec 4 planches hors-texte (toutes à la fin du volume II), texte grec et traduction latine en-dessous, index, demi-veau blond, dos lisses ornés de filets et pointillés dorés, pièces de titre et de tomaison prune, tranches mouchetées (rel. un peu postérieure). Rousseurs, petites épidermures aux dos. Dans la grande collection des Scriptores historiae byzantinae que reprend et renouvelle celle de Niebuhr, l'édition de Procope occupe la deuxième place (1662-1663, en deux volumes in-folio). Cette collective ne comprend pas seulement les Anecdota, mais toutes les monographies "militaires" de celui qui fut secrétaire de Bélisaire et en rapporta les exploits : Bellum Persicum ; Bellum Vandalicum ; Bellum Gothicum ; ainsi que le De Aedificiis, composé à la demande de Justinien, et répertoriant tous les monuments construits dans tout l'Empire à l'initiative de l'Empereur. Brunet I, 1437.

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        Catalogue of the Library at Abbotsford. Edinburgh,.

      1838 - First Edition. 4to. [viii, 464pp, original brown paper-covered boards, slightly rubbed, top of spines slightly frayed. Catalogue of Sir Walter Scott's Library. Rare [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Voyage en Abyssinie, dans le pays des Galla, de Choa et d'Ifat; prà cà dà d'une excursion dans L'Arabie-Heureuse . 1833-1857.

      1838 - Paris, Louis Desessart, 1838. 4 vols. 8vo. Quarter dark green calf over marbled boards, marbled edges and endpapers, spine with raised bands, tooled in gilt and decorated in blind; bound without the map as sometimes the case; a little faded in places, but overall a sturdy, clean and uniform set. First edition. Combe and Tamisier travelled as part of the Saint-Simon movement during the years 1835-1837 in an endeavour to contribute to the exploration of Abyssinia and knowledge of Ethiopian culture. The movement was based on socialist co-operative principles and sought to raise the status of women and workers. They sponsored many expeditions into Egypt, Yemen and other parts of Africa (possibly due to the fact that their leader was arrested for propagating dissent in 1832, and they were looking for a safe haven). In particular, Combe's work is best reputed for his attention to the details of the lives of women and disadvantaged peoples in the countries he visited. Combe went on to gain a reputation as an explorer of Ethiopia, and worked as an informal diplomat. The exploration reports of Combe and Tamisier were read widely amongst those with an interest, and served as a good source of information for the wider attempts to bring regions such as Abyssinia into the trade network. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        [NORTH PACIFIC] Puteshestviye v severnuyu chast Tikhogo Okeana i vokrug sveta, sovershennoye v 1790, 1791, 1792, 1793, 1794 i 1795 godakh kapitanom Geogiyem Vankuverom/ Izdaniye Gosudarstvennogo Admiralteyskogo Departamenta [i.e. A Voyage of Discovery to the North Pacific Ocean, and Round the World, Undertaken in 1790, 1791, 1792, 1793, 1794 i 1795 by Captain George Vancouver/ Publication of the State Admiralty Department]

      St. Petersburg: Naval Typ, 1838. 6 vols. [4], iii, 333; [8], 524; [4], 422, [2]; [8], 511; [8], 559; [6], 297 pp. Octavo. In six modern half leather volumes. 19th century ink inscription on the tile page of vol. 2, red ink stamp of a private library on the half-title of vol. 5, occasional soiling, one page with expert repair. Otherwise a very good set. Very rare first and only Russian edition of the account of George Vancouver's (1757-1798) voyage to the northwest coast of America, Hawaii and the southwest coast of Australia in 1790-95. Russian publication was initiated and supervised by Ivan Krusenstern (1770-1846), famous first Russian circumnavigator, and issued on the account of the State Admiralty Department, a unit of the Russian Naval Ministry responsible for its scientific and educational activities, which Krusenstern was a member of since 1808. First two volumes have a printed note on the title page 'Published by the State Admiralty Department', the other four don't have it as they were published after the Admiralty Department had been dismissed and all its functions had been transferred to the Scientific Committee of the Naval Ministry. The original English text was translated by Georg Gustav von Engelhardt (1775-1862), Russian writer and educator of German origin, a director of the Lyceum in Tsarskoye Selo (1816-23), known for the first publication of the account of Ferdinand von Wrangell's travel to the Arctic coast of the Eastern Siberia in 1820-24 (Reise längs der Nordküste von Sibirien und auf dem Eismeer in den Jähren 1820-24; Berlin, 1829). This Russian edition of Vancouver's voyage is supplemented with a preface explaining the importance of the publication, most likely written by Ivan Krusenstern himself; the print run of the Russian edition was 600 copies, (Zapiski Gosudarstvennogo Admiralteyskogo Departamenta, vol. 12, pp. i and xxxvii; vol. 13, pp. xxvi and xli). The book, being of major importance for the navigation along the coast of Russia America, has never been reissued in Russia and has rightfully became a bibliographic rarity. From the Preface to the Russian edition: ''Among all the voyages undertaken by the Englishmen in the last half of the past century for the development of Geography, one of the most important was of course the voyage of Captain Vancouver, both by the plenty of hydrographical studies done in the duration of it, and by the exemplary preciseness and detail, with which this famous navigator surveyed the shores of America, whose description, because of their natural appearance, is met with the utmost difficulties. In this regard Vancouver's voyage deserves attention of every naval officer, but his voyage is especially important for the Russian navigators, because the surveys of Vancouver, encompassing the whole northwest coast of America, mostly explain the position and features of that part of it which now belongs to Russia. Since the time when our ships started navigating the South Sea and visiting Russian-American settlements, the account of Vancouver's voyage had become a necessity, and as a guidance for our officers visiting these shores, it can be as important as the astronomical tables used for the calculation of their observations. But this useful work hasn't existed before in our native language, and therefore remained unavailable for those of our officers who are not fluent enough in foreign languages. This obstacle was even more obvious for the officials of the Russian-American Company, and there was a continuous request from all of them to have the Russian translation of Vancouver's voyage. State Admiralty Department, having been convinced in a great benefit of appearance of this book in Russian and wishing to provide the compatriots with all advantages deriving from it, decided to undertake the publication of such a translation. As a result, now the first part of Vancouver's voyage is being issued, which will be followed by the other parts in short time. For the complete fulfillment of its goal this book should not be expensive, to become useful for everyone; for this reason the Russian translation will not have the engraved views supplementing the English original, as they would significantly increase the price, being only subjects of luxury and curiosity. Equally it has been decided unnecessary to publish in Russian Vancouver's Atlas, because most part of its maps has been included in the two collections of maps, recently published in Russian.''.

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        Des maladies mentales considérées sous les rapports Médical, Hygiénique et Médico-légal.

      Paris, Baillière 1838 - Paris, Baillière, 1838. 2 volumes de texte in-8 (206 x 133 mm) de XVIII et 678 pp. ch. pour le tome 1; 2 ff. n. ch., et 864 pp. ch. pour le tome 2 ; demi-chagrin rouge, dos à nerfs (reliure de l'époque) ; et atlas (233 x 161mm) de 27 planches; broché. Garrison-Morton, 4929; Cat. Norman, 724. Édition originale du premier traité moderne de psychiatrie. "Après une mission d'inspection officielle des hôpitaux d'aliénés, il succède à Pinel comme médecin en chef à l'hôpital de la Salpêtrière en 1810, où il initie, en 1817, le premier enseignement sur les maladies mentales. De 1825 à 1834, il dirige la maison de Charenton. Il inspire la loi de 1838 et, en définissant des signes cliniques des maladies mentales, évite l'échafaud à des aliénés délinquants" (Dict.hist.médecins). "Along with Pinel, Esquirol is regarded as the founder of the French school of psychiatry" (Cat. Norman, p.260). [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Laws of the State of Missouri, passed at the first session of the tenth General Assembly, begun and held at the city of Jefferson, on Monday, the nineteenth day of November, in the year of Our Lord, one thousand eight hundred and thirty-eight.

      Printed by Calvin Gunn, Jeffersonian Office 1838 - Rare Missouri Law Report during the Mormon War. 1838 imprint [i.e. 1839]. Original calf boards, rebacked with new spine. Some marginal toning. 352 pp. Includes An Act for the Relief of Sundry persons in Caldwell and Daviess counties (major sites of conflict during the Mormon conflict), p. 314. Also includes acts to repay volunteers and militia for action in the Mormon war, p. 79-81. Other Acts and resolutions deal with the Seminole War, Westward expansion, a strong pro-slavery resolution, and the expansion of the National Road. Lilburn Boggs served as governor. Flake-Draper 5432a. Babbitt 272. Mo. Imprints Inventory 222 [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        De la résection des extrémités articulaires des os par J.V. Gerdy [relié avec] Recherches et observations sur les eaux minérales d'Uriage et sur l'influence physiologique et thérapeutique de diverses espèces de bains J.V. Gerdy [relié avec] Recherches et

      (183 - (2), 190; (2), 138; (2), 103, Paris, Béchet jeune, (1838-1840), in-8, (2), 190; (2), 138; (2), 103, 39; (2), 32; 26; 14; 16; 32; (2), XV, 96; 36pp, demi-basane verte, dos lisse à filets dorés avec pièce de titre noire (rel. post.), Très bel et rare ensemble regroupant étrangement des premières éditions de mémoires, thèses et textes rares des frères Gerdy Pierre-Nicolas, professeur de pathologie externe à la Faculté de Médecine de Paris, membre de l'Académie de Médecine (1797-1856) et Joseph Vulfranc (1809-1873), tous deux grands professeurs en chirurgie à l'hôpital Saint Louis. Avec la première édition de la thèse de Joseph Vulfranc en Chirurgie suivi d'un bel ensemble de travaux remarquables notamment les recherches sur les eaux d'Uriage et le fameux discours de Pierre Nicolas Gerdy sur l'arsenic, à l'Académie de Médecine, au terme duquel il parvint seul contre tous les chimistes (dont Orfila) de l'Académie à faire supprimer ou modifier toutes les conclusions de la commission. Le dernier texte est un travail remarquable du Docteur Pégot sur les blessés des fameuses émeutes des 5 et 6 juins 1832 (émeutes du convoi De Lamarque décrites avec talent par Victor Hugo, dans son roman Les Misérables). Rousseurs, dos légèrement frotté. HIRSCH II-724; WELLCOME III-108; DBF XV-1283-1284; MICHAUD 16-311-319 [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Glockengießerei Hilzer / Besitzungen Hilzer - Wiener Neustadt - Originalfotos um 1890

      58 Fotos im Fotoformat ca 17,5 x 12,5 cm (aufgezogen auf Fotokarton im Format 25 x 22 cm) + 3 Fotos im etwa gleichen Fotofomat, aber zusätzlich zuerst auf Passpartout-Karton aufgezongen + auf Karton mit Blindprägung im Format ca. 32 x 24 cm. - Kartons tlw aufgrund von Lagerung nicht völlig flach, sondern leicht verzogen, kann man aber sicher pressen. Tlw leicht angestaubt. Ca. 43 Fotos dokumentieren die parkartige Gartenanlage (tlw mit Gebäude, auch Warm- und Kalthaus, Gewächshäuser), 3 Fotos zeigen Innenräume (Salons), 6 Fotos zeigen Nebengebäude (Stall, Voliere, Villa-Hof, Wagenremise usw.) und 9 Fotos zeigen die eigentliche Glockengießerei bzw. Glockengießer bei der Arbeit. - Die Fotos wurden alle von einem "Amateur-Photographen" gemacht (wie auf der Rückseite zu lesen ist), der später in Gars am Kamp ansässig wurde. Herkunft lückenlos dokumentiert, die Exemplare stammen aus dem Vorlass eines Botschafters i. R. (ein Nachfahr bzw. Urenkel des Fotografen). -- Die Glockengießerei Hilzer war von 1838 bis 1907 eine Glockengießerei in der Stadt Wiener Neustadt in Niederösterreich. Gegründet wurde die Glockengießerei Hilzer von Ignaz Hilzer (geboren 24. Juli 1810 in St. Bernhard bei Horn gestoreben im März 1880 in Wr. Neustadt), nachdem er 1838 den kleinen Betrieb des verstorbenen Glockengießers Josef Schweiger (1802), der von der Witwe weitergeführt wurde, übernahm. Der Betrieb entwickelte sich zur bedeutendsten Glockengießerei der k.k. Monarchie und der Inhaber erhielt die gewerbliche Auszeichnung k.k. Hofglockengießer. -- Im Jahr 1871 trat Ignaz Hilzers Sohn Peter Ignatz, auch Peter Ignaz, (geboren im Juni 1846 in Wr. Neustadt gestorben im November 1907 ebenda) dem Betrieb als Teilhaber bei und wurde 1880 nach dem Ableben seines Vaters dessen Alleininhaber. Nach dem Tod von Hilzers Sohn übernahm Max Samassa, ein Industrieller aus Laibach (heutiges Ljubljana), den Betrieb und löste ihn 1931 auf. -- Die Firma hatte bis März 1906 über 6600 Glocken mit einem Gewicht von über 1.800 Tonnen gegossen. Unter anderem 1891 die große Glocke "Kaiser Franz" für die Basilika von Mariazell mit einem Durchmesser von 2,13 Meter. Im Zuge der Metallspende des deutschen Volkes wurde sie 1942 abgehängt und vermutlich eingeschmolzen. Ein weiteres Werk waren die Glocken für das Geläut im zweithöchsten Kirchenturm Wiens. Diese sind ebenfalls nicht erhalten, weil sie im Ersten Weltkrieg zu Rüstungszwecken eingeschmolzen wurden. --- Bankverbindungen in Österreich und Deutschland

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        Cheshire antiquities, Roman, baronial, and monastic: being a republication of genuine original copper plates, engraved by J. Strutt. With historical and illustrative descriptions

      printed and published by the editor, Shrewsbury and Providence Grove 1838 - 4to, pp. [2], viii, [9]-68; 19 mounted India proofs before letters (3 double-p, one with a small gouge and creased corner, no significant loss), otherwise a very good, sound copy in later 3/4 polished blue calf over marbled boards, extremities rubbed. Hulbert was manager of a print shop and a bookstore near Shrewsbury "where he published the Salopian Magazine (1815-17) and printed many small books, most of them written by himself. In 1827 he built a house.which he called Providence Grove, and here he continued to print and publish his writings. His house was burnt down, and his large library destroyed in 1839" (DNB). [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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