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        Indiana / 2 tomes

      Felix bonnaire 1838 - 330+353pp. Bon Etat general, quelques rousseurs , 2° edition ( l'edition originale date de 1832 parue chez roret ) [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Map of the United States Territory of Oregon West of the Rocky Mountains. Exhibiting the various Trading Depots or Forts occupied by the British Hudson Bay Company connected with the Western and northwestern Fur Trade

      Washington, D.C.: U.S. Government., Ca. 1838.. Washington, D.C.: U.S. Government.. Ca. 1838.. Black and white engraved map, 17 1/2 x 20 5/8 inches (44 x 52.5 cm) on sheet 18 3/4 x 22 inches, folded as issued. Scarcely visible foxing in upper margin and upper left of image, but overall fine condition. A significant map in the history of the Pacific Northwest and the United States, which first appeared with the report of Senator Linn on a Bill to authorise the President to occupy the Oregon Territory, and was subsequently published in several other government reports (this marked "S. Doc. No. 470, 25 Con. 2 S" at upper right which was the Linn Report, but here separated from whatever report it was published in). It was intended to "awaken public interest in an American occupation of the vast area then known as Oregon Territory" (Wheat: Mapping the Trans-Mississippi West #434). It was based on the Arrowsmith landmark 1834 map of "British North America". Washington Hood was a Captain in the U.S Corps of Topographical Engineers, working under the direction of Colonel J.J. Abert. A most handsome map, of particular interest given its use in association with the promulgation of the doctrine of "Manifest Destiny," a phrase which first made print in 1845. .

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        Diable! Respectons les convenances!

      Altkolorierte Lithographie von Honor?aumier bei Aubert, Paris um 1838: . Altkolorierte Lithographie von Honoré Daumier bei Aubert, Paris um 1838. 21x27 cm. - Hazard / Delteil 1023 - Kat. Sammlung Horn 70ff. vgl. - Caricaturana No. 34. "Zum Teufel! Wir müssen die Formen wahren! - Monsieur Durand, eine anrüchige Person, ein Parvenü, der sein Vermögen wer weiß wo gemacht hat ... Eine solche Einladung kann ich nicht annehmen, ich kann mich nicht mit dem Pöbel einlassen ... das ist unmöglich." Robert Macaire, mit einem Hausmantel bekleidet, lässig in einem Sessel sitzend, reicht seinem Gehilfen Bertrand ein Schreiben zurück.Die Robert-Macaire-Karikaturen mit Texten von Vincent Philipon erschienen von 1836 bis 1838 im Charivari und waren ein großer Publikumserfolg. Die Serie "zeigt den skrupellosen Schwindel als Prinzip, das in Wahrheit die Gesellschaft regiert." (Slg. Horn). Von den Blättern wurden bereits während des Erscheinens der Serie Sonderdrucke verkauft.Exemplar in schönem Altkolorit auf festem Velin ohne Text auf der Rückseite.

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        SETTLEMENT IN THE WEST. SKETCHES OF ROCHESTER; WITH INCIDENTAL NOTICE

      , 1838 1838. Very Good. O'RIELLY, Henry. SETTLEMENT IN THE WEST. SKETCHES OF ROCHESTER; WITH INCIDENTAL NOTICES OF WESTERN NEW-YORK. A collection of matters designed to illustrate the progress of Rochester during the first quarter-century of its existence. Including a map of the city and some representations of scenery, edifices, etc. Arranged by Henry O'Reilly [sic]. Rochester: Published by William Alling, 1838. First edition. 41 wood-engraved plates, 2 engraved portraits, + fold-out map. 12mo. [4],17-336,337*- 388*,337-416 pp. Contemporary cloth binding with gilt-stamped spine title. It is sunned at spine, with a touch of wear at heel and crown, and light spotting to sides. Occasional light foxing within but mostly clean. The wood-engravings of the local churches, businesses and hotels are wonderful examples of their kind, being bold and rather naive compositions but finely executed. Early pencil ownership (Alfred DeWitt, New York) on ffep. Library bookplate with release stamp at front pastedown, but no other marks. A complete and very good copy in entirely original condition. (Howes O125, Sabin 57594).

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        Paul et Virginie. La Chaumière indienne.

      Paris: L. Curmer, 25 rue Sainte-Anne, 1838 - Grand et fort in-8; LVI, 458p., [14p. Tables]. Collation conforme à Vicaire avec les remarques de second tirage et toutes les tables placées en fin d'ouvrage: carte de l'Ile-de-France coloriée, 29 planches tirées sur Chine, 7 portraits sur acier, environ 450 vignettes sur bois dans le texte. Les illustrations sont de Meissonier, Johannot, Français, Isabey? Le portrait de Madame de La Tour est par Johannot gravé par Revel, celui du Docteur est le portrait "anglais" de Parsons et Cook, les gravures sur acier des pp.10 et 15. sont inversées. Exemplaire truffé de 11 planches supplémentaires dont 4 gravures par le graveur munichois I.W. Baumann, 1 portrait de l'auteur par Girodet-Trioson daté 1818, les autres sans nom d'artiste, d'une lettre de Bernardin de Saint Pierre à son épouse et d'une très rare couverture de livraison reliée in fine: la dix-neuvième, "seule de son espèce? titre lithographié en blanc sur fond noir, encadré d'un double filet blanc?vignette représentant Virginie s'envolant au ciel, les mains croisées sur la poitrine, la chevelure flottante, une étoile au-dessus du front" (Vicaire VII, 51). Belle reliure en plein maroquin bleu signée Masson-Debonnelle, triple filet d'encadrement sur les plats, dos à nerfs richement orné portant le chiffre de Feuillet de Conches, gardes marbrées, dentelle intérieure, coupes ornées d'un double filet, tranche supérieure dorée. Rousseurs assez abondantes, comme souvent dans cet ouvrage. Ouvrage truffé contenant une charmante lettre manuscrite de Bernardin à sa seconde épouse, adressée à leur maison d'Eragny-sur-Oise et datée du "lundy 3 août 1809", dans laquelle il évoque une rencontre à Saint-Cloud avec l'Empereur. Une note manuscrite nous apprend que cette lettre fut offerte à Madame Fitz-Gerald par Aimé Martin, qui épousa la veuve de Bernardin après la mort de ce dernier en 1814. Exemplaire exceptionnel de cette fameuse édition, par ailleurs considérée par Brivois comme "la perle des livres illustrés du 19ème siècle". Vicaire VII, 42. Carteret III, 543. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        A True Treatise on the Art of Fly-Fishing, Trolling, Etc. , As Practised on the Dove, and on the Principal Streams of the Midland Counties; Applicable to Every Trout and Grayling River in the Empire - 1st Edition

      London: Simpkin, Marshall, and Co.. Very Good. 1838. First Edition; First Printing. Cloth. A First Edition in original cloth in Very Good condition, lightly rubbed extremities and bumped corners ; A thorough and comprehensive book on fly tying, patterns, and trolling. Shipley is the first author to discuss false casting in order to remove excess water from the fly .

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        THE PRISONERS OF ABD-EL-KADER; Or, Five Months' Captivity Among the Arabs, in the Autumn of 1836

      London:: Smith, Elder, & Co.,, 1838. Very Good++. A Very Good++ hardback bound in modern half leather and marbled boards with new endpapers. Foxing first few and last few pages. Rare. OCLC lists only 11 copies. Engraved frontispiece portrait of Abd-El-Kadem with foxing. Sm. 8vo. 321 pp.

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        A LA MAGNANIMA NACION MEXICANA

      [Arizpe, Sonora: Imprenta del Gobierno del Estado, 1838].. Broadsheet, 8 1/2 x 12 inches. Minute wear to edges. Near fine. An important Mexican political broadsheet and an early Sonora imprint. Of particular note is the juxtaposition of Santa Anna's return from Washington following his capture by Sam Houston with the events of Tacubaya that began the so-called "Pastry War." Tacubaya, a small section of Mexico City, was home to a French pastry chef who complained to French authorities that some Mexican officers had damaged his shop. Other foreign nationals soon issued similar complaints, prompting the French government to send its fleet to Veracruz in the wake of Mexico's failure to provide redress. The year-long conflicted became known as the "Pastry War," and Santa Anna led the Mexican counter-effort. He re- established himself as a national hero through his bravery, even losing a leg in the process. The document reflects the mildly insurgent tone of the newly appointed Sonorese governor, Gen. Jose Urrea, and expresses Sonora's increasing hesitancy to follow the imperialist tendencies of the federal government. At this point Arizona was part of Sonora. Quite rare. OCLC locates only two copies. OCLC 23032403.

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        Sporting Embellished by Large Engravings Illustrative of British Field Sports

      London: A.H. Baily, 1838. First edition. Folio. With 38 engravings from pictures painted by T. Gainsborough, E. Landseer, R.A., R.A., Charles Hancock, J.F. Lewis and W. Barraud, &c. 144 pp. Boards, black leather spine. Minor external rubbing to corners, some foxing. Schwerdt I, p. 40

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        The Natural History of the Birds of Great Britain and Ireland. Part I. Birds of Prey

      Edinburgh W.H. Lizars 1838. G : in Good condition. Cover rubbed with some edge wear. Spine scuffed with end wear. Some tape strengthening to corners of portrait and at gutter of title page and outer page corners of plate 33. Illustrations bright. Plate 34 not included First Edition Quarter-leather patterned board cover 180mm x 110mm (7" x 4"). 315pp. Frontispiece engraved portrait, title page vignette, engravings and 33 [of 34] hand coloured plates by Mr. Stewart. Includes a memoir of Sir Robert Sibbald.

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        Sketch of the Civil Engineering of North America; Comprising Remarks on the Harbours, River and Lake Navigation, Lighthouses, Steam-Navigation, Water-works, Canals, Roads, Railways, Bridges and other Works in that Country

      London: John Weale, 1838. original publisher's embossed brown cloth, rather faded, slight bumping at corners, 320 pages plus 8 pages of advertisements, folding map and 14 plates, other illustrations in text, text block generally sound and clean.. First Edition. Hard Cover. Very Good/No Jacket. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.

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        REPERTORIUM BIBLIOGRAPHICUM, IN QUO LIBRI OMNES AB ARTE TYPOGRAPHICA INVENTA USQUE AD ANNUM MD

      Stuttgart and Paris: Cottae et Renouard, 1838. half cloth with marbled paper covered boards. 75587|10675|1189|13857/PR. Incunabula. thick 8vo. half cloth with marbled paper covered boards. iv,594,(22); (vi),563+(1); (iv),558, (2); iv,548,(2) pages. 4 volumes. Appears to be a reprint of the first edition. Descriptions of thousands of books printed in the 15th century. Split along hinges.

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        A Practical Treatise on the Operative Surgery of the Eye

      London: Printed for Joseph Butler , 1838. Collation, vii,[2]8,554,[2]pp, 7 plates of which 4 are hand coloured. Bound in original publishers green cloth. Binding repaired, spine relaid keeping most of the original paper title label. Binding in very good clean firm condition. Internally, some occasional dust or dirt marking, frontispiece worn on edges. Pages and plates in good condition. A very nice well bound copy. A6. Third Edition. Cloth. Very Good. 8vo.

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        RESEARCHES IN ASSYRIA, BABYLONIA, AND CHALDAEA Forming Part of the Labours of the Euphrates Expedition

      John W. Parker 1838 Full contemporary brown leather boards with blindstamped and gilt decoration. Minor rubbing to extremities. Spine with six raised bands and dark green label. Beautifully marbled edges and endpapers. Previous owner's inscription in ink on first blank. Tissue guarded frontispiece in color by F. Parker. 4 pull-out maps in color and in near fine condition. ; Includes glossary of some of the less defined geological terms; 8vo; 343 pages

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        THE TOURIST OR POCKET MANUAL FOR TRAVELLERS ON THE HUDSON RIVER, THE WEST CANAL AND STAGE ROAD TO THE NIAGRA FALLS DOWN LAKE ONTARIO AND THE ST. LAWRENCE TO MONTREAL AND QUEBEC. COMPRISING ALSO THE ROUTES TO LEBANON, BALLSTON AND SARATOGA SPRINGS

      Harper & Brothers 1838 Some rubbing to extremities. Light, occasional foxing. Endpapers a bit browned ; Large beautiful fold-out map at front of the Hudson from Saratoga county to the Rariton bay: "An Improved Map of the Hudson River, with the Post Roads between N. York & Albany. Published by Harper & Br.. Drawn & Engraved Expressly for the Tourist" (same map as edition of 1836) ; 12mo; 108 pages

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        A philosophical and statistical history of the inventions and customes of ancient and modern nations in the manufacture and use of inebriating liquors [electronic resource] : with the present practice of distillation in all its varieties: together with an

      Dublin: W. Curry, jun. and Co., 1838. General Note: Previous ed. published as: Essay on the inventions and customs of both ancients and moderns in the use of inebriating liquors. The terms within this book are still used in Liquor books of today; an extensive work with some text illustrations included. BOOK: Original Dark Green Boards; xii, 745 p., [1] leaf of plates : includes bibliographic references; ill. ; wood-engraved frontispiece, original cloth, gilt, some spotting; firm binding, light bumps and rubs. Very clean and tight internally. A valuable source, heavily revised from the original work and now uncommon in its original binding.. Second & Heavily Revised Edition. Hardcover. Very Good+. 8vo.

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        EL LICEO ARTISTICO Y LITERARIO ESPAÑOL

      - Madrid; Fernandez de la Vega Editor (1838) 4º marquilla. 2 vol en un tomo 48 p., 152 p. 4 láms (Interior de un molino arabe llamado de la cartuja en Alcala de Guadaira pintado por Villamil) (Shakspeare litografiado por Juan Perez de Villamil) (litografia de muger con niño en brazos pintado por Rosario y litografiado por Bachiller) (La reina Gobernadora pintado por A. Esquivel y litografia de Bachiller) = 145 p. Encuadernación holandesa piel de época.Edición romántica, con trabajos literarios sobre bellas artes y teatros. Palau; 138210.Muy buen estado, revisado completo. Palau cita dos laminas este ejemplar tiene cuatro. Año: 1838 Edición: 1 Edición

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        Democracy in America (4 Volume Set)

      Saunders and Otley 1838 - 4 volume set. 21 cm. Publisher's brown cloth boards, restored and rebacked. Good binding and cover. Clean, unmarked pages. Fold out map. Provenance: Early signature on front end pages of Hopkins. Handsome Cuban book plate of Oscar Benjamin Cintas, La Habana on verso. Oscar B. Cintas was an important Cuban industrialist and Ambassador to the United States. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Wat_Che_Mon_Ne, An Ioway Chief

      Philadelphia: F.W. Greenough, 1838. unbound. very good. J.T. Bowen. Portrait. Lithograph with original hand coloring. Page measures 19.25" x 13.75". Beautiful portrait from the folio edition of McKenney and Hall's "History of the Indian Tribes of North America". As Superintendent of the Indian Trade Bureau, Thomas McKenney wanted to document the rapidly disappearing culture of the American natives. He activated the project, sponsored by the War Department, by commissioning writer James Hall and Charles Bird King, a renowned American portraitist. King painted the prominent Indians while they visited Washington D.C. as treaty delegates. Most of the original oil paintings were destroyed by fire in the Smithsonian Museum in 1865. These lithographs, published 1842-58, are all that remain and are still hailed as one of the best visual records of influential Native Americans of the nineteenth century. Wat-Che-Mon-Ne, also known as the Orator, was known for his peacemaking between warring tribes. Overall toning and offsetting. Slight tape residue along top edge and light scattered staining. One piece from our collection of Native American portraits.

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        Pathological Anatomy. Illustrations of the Elementary Forms of Disease

      London: Printed for the Author, and Published by Longman, Orme, Brown, Green and Longman, 1838. First edition in book form, folio, [218]pp., 48 fine hand-coloured lithographed plates, drawn by Robert Carswell, old faint stamp to title, minor tear to title and to margins of several leaves, some slight spotting and dust-soiling but overall a very good copy, recent half calf in period style, spine gilt with morocco title label. "Carswell... studied morbid anatomy in Paris under Louis. He was commissioned by University College, London, to prepare a collection of pathological drawings, and in about three years (1828-31) he completed a series of 2,000 water-colour drawings of diseased structures, which is still preserved at the College, where he was appointed professor of anatomy. The plates for his great work on pathological anatomy were furnished from his own drawings and put upon the stone by himself. These illustrations have, for artistic merit and for fidelity, never been surpassed, while the matter represents the highest point which the science of morbid anatomy had reached before the introduction of the microscope."—Osler. The work was originally issued in 12 fascicules between January 1833 and January 1838, and it was then issued in book form, in an edition which probably did not exceed 300 copies. Heirs of Hippocrates 1501; Garrison-Morton 2291; Norman 408; Osler 2250; Wellcome II p.306.

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        China; its state and prospects, with especial reference to the spread of the Gospel; containing allusions to the antiquity, extent, population, civilization, literature, and religion of the Chinese

      Crocker & Brewster, New York 1838 - First American edition, small 8vo, pp. xv, [1], [13]-472; folding frontispiece map, 6 wood-engravings by G. Baxter on 3 plates; a fine, bright copy in original brown cloth, gilt-lettered spine. A stunning copy. Walter Henry Medhurst (1796-1857) was an English missionary who served an apprenticeship in the printing trade before joining the Missionary Society. He was sent to Malacca in 1817 where he spent almost 20 years doing Protestant missionary work in what is now Indonesia. It was in Batavia (Jakarta) that he printed on his lithographic press the first English-Japanese dictionary in 1830. After the Opium War he moved to Shanghai in order to assist in a translation of the New Testament into Chinese, and remained in China until his return to England in 1856. Medhurst's long career in the Far East made him familiar not only with Malay and Chinese, but also with Japanese, and he is not only one of the most reliable, but also one of the most informed of the Western sinologists. He also went on to publish a Chinese dictionary and conversation book. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        The complete suite of Barry's 9 papers contributed to The Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society, including: Researches in Embryology, and; On the Corpuscles of the Blood.

      - PHOTOGRAPHS SENT ON REQUEST. First Editions, comprising: general title-page to the volume for 1838; 1.) Researches in Embryology [complete]. First Series, 1838, vol 128, pp.301-341; 2.) Second Series, 1839, vol 129, pp.307-380; 3.) Third Series: A Contribution to the Physiology of Cells, 1840 vol 130, pp. 529-593; 4.) On the Corpuscles of the Blood, 1840, vol 130, pp. 595-612; 5.) On the Chorda Dorsalis, 1841, vol 131, pp.195-199; 6.) On the Corpuscles of the Blood. Part II, 1841 vol 131, pp.201-216; 7.) On the Corpuscles of the Blood. Part III, 1841, vol 131, pp.217-268; 8.) On Fibre, 1842, vol 132, pp.89-135; 9.) Spermatozoa Observed within the Mammiferous Ovum, 1843, vol 133, p.33; with a total of 25 stipple engraved plates, quarto, contemporary buckram, extracted from The Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society, neat small uninked embossed library name stamp on plates, very good copies, half calf gilt in period style, London, The Royal Society, 1838 - 1843. "In his three-part series (Researches in Embryology) Barry tried to follow the history of the mammalian ovum from its first appearance within the ovary through its early stages of development. His numerous observations (mostly on rabbits) resulted in a series of descriptions and illustrations (drawn by himself) that give a good account of that development. Barry made two notable embryological observations: the segmentation of the yolk in the fertilized mammalian ovum and the penetration of the spermatozoon into the mammalian ovum. In 1839 he pictured the two-, four-, eight-, and sixteen-cell stages in mammals and described as similar to a mulberry that stage which Ernst Haeckel later named the morula. Barry concluded that the process he described in the mammal was similar to that already recognized in fishes and barachians, thus strengthening his belief in the unity of the animal world" (DSB). GARRISON & MORTON, 484.1 "Barry was the first to observe the spermatozoon within the ovum" - citing the final paper above. "Martin Barry, MD, FRCPE, FRSE, FRS (1802-1855), British physician, histologist and embryologist. He qualified as a doctor in Edinburgh in 1833, and then studied at the University of Heidelberg. He was elected a fellow of the Royal Society in 1840, and had the previous year, in 1839, been awarded the Society's Royal Medal for his work on embryology. One of his most fundamental discoveries, published in Philosophical Transactions in 1843, was that spermatozoa could sometimes be found inside the ovum. The note that Barry published was titled On the Penetration of Spermatazoa into the Interior of the Ovum. This work, carried out with rabbits, influenced Theodor Ludwig Wilhelm Bischoff's theories concerning fertilisation, but it was not until 1876 that Oscar Hertwig, working with sea urchins, described the fusion of sperm and egg to form a new structure."

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        Pallien, on the Moselle".

      1838 - Lithographie mit Tonplatte und Weißhöhung von T.S. Boys bei Stanfield, 1838. 28,1 x 40,4 cm. Pittoreske Ansicht mit Brücke, links großes Mühlrad, Figurenstaffage und Enten im Vordergrund.

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        A new dictionary of the English language.

      William Pickering, London 1838 - Second edition, 2 volumes, thick 4to, pp. [4], 71, [1], 1183, [1]; [4], 1185-2222, [1]; text in triple column; publisher's 1/4 brown morocco scuffed, prelims and terminals spotted; a good, sound set. First published in the same format in 1836-37. Based on the "historical principle" of lexicography, this work formed the most substantial link between Samuel Johnson and the OED. Kennedy 6429; Vancil, p. 204.

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        Oliver Twist; or, the Parish Boy's Progress

      London: Richard Bentley,, 1838. By "Boz." In Three Volumes. 3 volumes, octavo (200 × 125 mm). Contemporary olive calf, spines elaborately gilt in compartments, red and dark blue morocco labels, yellow coated endpapers, ruling to boards in gilt and blind, top edge gilt, others untrimmed. 24 etched plates by George Cruikshank including the "Fireside" plate (facing p. 313 in vol. III). Bindings a little rubbed at the extremities, spines tanned, contents spotted. A very good set. First edition, first issue with the Fireside plate and "Boz" on the title page. Walter E. Smith explains the bibliographical details in Charles Dickens in the Original Cloth: "when Bentley decided to publish Oliver in book form before its completion in his periodical, Cruikshank had to complete the last few plates in haste. Dickens did not review them until the eve of publication and objected to the Fireside plate ("Rose Maylie and Oliver" [the final plate in vol. III])... Dickens had Cruikshank design a new plate [the Church plate] which retained the same title ... This Church plate was not completed in time for incorporation into the early copies of the book, but it replaced the Fireside plate in later copies... Dickens not only objected to the Fireside plate, but also disliked having "Boz" on the title page. He voiced these objections prior to publication and the plate and title page were changed between November 9 [publication date] and 16.

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        Letters on Paraguay: Comprising a Four Years Residence in that Republic under the Government of the Dictator Francia [and] Francia?s Reign of Terror, being the Continuation of Letters on Paraguay. [Three Volumes].

      London: John Murray, 1838-1839.. xxvii, 359 pp.; x, 342 pp.; xvi, 400 pp. Sm. 8vo. Three quarter morocco over marbled boards. First editions. Illus. with 2 b/w engravings and 1 color folding map. Palau 270912. Sabin 71963 and 71964. Larned 4087. Spain & Spanish America I, 579. Jones 442. The third volume was published in 1839 along with the second edition. "These three works are based upon twenty-five years' residence and travel in the regions drained by the Paraguay and the Rio de la Plata. Their historical value is not great, although they contain some striking descriptions of the state of the country and of the curious events which were then taking place. They were popular works in their day, and left a strong impress upon popular opinion, " (Larned p. 485). Front boards detached, spine and boards scuffed, small tears along backstrips, edgewear, contents very good.

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        A Philosophical and Statistical History of Inventions and Customs of Ancient and Modern Nations in the Manufacture and Use of Inebriating Liquors with the Present Practice of Distillation in All Its Varieties

      William Curry, Dublin 1838 - Pp. 745. Spine lacking. Loosely inserted inside book.Rare. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Les Codes des Codes, ou Les Vingt-Un Codes

      Paris - Lebigre Freres, 1838 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. A scarce copy of this work on the Frenchconstitution and the Charter of 1830, which instigated the July Monarchy in France. Withan illustrated frontispiece. 'Suivis d'une indication chronologique des dispositions legislatives sur les matieres les plus importantes qui ne sont pas traitees dans les Codes'. 'Followed by a chronological indication of legislative provisions on the most important materials that are not addressed in the Codes'. 'Conforme au texte de l'imprimerie royale'. Condition: In a full leather binding. Externally, rubbed with some slight loss to the leather at the head and tail of the spine. Inkstain to front board. Boards held by the cords only. Internally, firmly bound. Scattered spotting. Bookplate to front pastedown and institutional stamp to p. 5. Overall: GOOD ONLY..

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        Karnac, Novr. 29th, 1838

      F.G. Moon, London - Beautiful view of the ruins of Karnak near Luxor, from David Roberts' "Views in the Holy Land, Syria, Idumea, Arabia, Egypt and Nubia". Born in Scotland, Roberts (1796-1864) gained renown as a landscape artist from documenting his extensive travels through Spain and the Near and Middle East. His most well known work, "Views in the Holy Land.Egypt and Nubia" illustrates Roberts' trip in 1838-39. The subsequent publication was issued in 41 parts between 1842 and 1849. This magnificent set was a collaborative project between Roberts and the skilled printer Louis Haghe (1806-1885) and is recognized as one of the most important lithographic works of the 19th century. Minor aging and stains along edges, some chipping to lower corner, image unaffected. Small tears and some creasing in bottom margin. View. Tinted lithograph. Image including text measures 20.5" x 12.75", sheet measures 24.25" x 17.5".

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        The Beauties of the Bosphorus... Illustrated in a series of views of Constantinople and its environs from original drawings by William H. Bartlett.

      London: Published for the proprietors by George Virtue, 1838.. 164 pp. + 81 lvs. Sm. 4to. Three quarter dark green morocco over marbled boards, boards ruled in gilt, five raised bands ruled in gilt, four compartments with floral gilt decorations, two with gilt titles, marbled endpapers, all edges gilt. First edition. Illus. with 81 steel engravings: port. frontis, title page vignette, 78 view plates, and 1 map. Atabey 922; CBEL (3rd) IV: 1378; Blackmer Coll. 1254; Blackmer Lib. 888. "This work had much influence in terms of increasing popular appreciation of its subject, " (Blackmer Lib. p. 405). Very good, boards and extremities rubbed, owner's bookplate to free front endpaper, small faint semicircular stain to fore edge of first two preliminary leaves, tissue guard and engraved title foxed and offset, faint dampstain to lower inner corner, marginal only, scattered foxing to plates, nearly all marginal or on blank backs, otherwise plates are crisp, text clean, binding sold. A very handsome copy.

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        Pittoreskt Universum [Meyer`s Universum (abweichender Vorsatz- und Rückentitel)] eller Taflor ur hela den kända Verlden (Bandet 1-4).

      - Stålgravuren ur Bibliografiska Institutets Konstanstalt i Hildburghausen, Amsterdam, Paris & Philadelphia. Texten bearbetad af Karl Aug. Nicander (och, efter dess frånfälle, af G. H. Mellin). 4 Bände / volumes. Stockholm, A. Bonnier Förlag, 1838, 1839, 1840, 1841. 180, 184, 168 u. 214 S. (S. 214 in Bd. IV fehlerhaft mit `200` paginiert), mit 192 Stahlstichen (48 each vol. / pro Band) / with 192 steel engravings (48 in each volume) - Bildunterschriften auf deutsch, Texte und Erklärungen auf SCHWEDISCH. 20x27cm (Querformat), goldgeprägtes Orig.-Halbleder der Zeit, mit marmoriertem Rundumschnitt / gilt-stamped original half-leather, all-around marbled edges. Schöne Ansichten im Querformat: Erster Band / First Volume: Dogernas Palats i. Venedig, Engelska Banken i. London, Cap-staden pa Goda Hopps-Udden, Domkyrkan i. Antwerpen, Pyramiderna vid Gizeh, Liebenstein och Sternfels vid Rhen, Berget Carmel, Bron St. Louis, Nankin, Slottet Blenheim i. England, Damascus, Moskau, Grafven, Königstein, Negroponte, Ferdinands-Bron, München, forum Romanum, Bonn, Philadelphia, Terni, Cordova, Havre de Grace, Syracusa, Verona, Libanon, Drachenfels, Corinth, Inspruck i. Tyrolen, Howard Castle i. England, Suli, Brüssel, Hurduwar i Ostindien, Constantine, Dresden, Djerasch, Dublin, Marocco, Theben, Carric-a-Tede i. Irland, Stolzenfels, Rouen, Tenn-grufvorna, Trostberg, Peterwardein, Sevilla, Odessa, Bethlehem ZUSTAND: Kapitale etwas, Lederecken etwas stärker berieben. Reich verziertes und illustriertes Exlibris in Innendeckeln. Seiten vereinzelt stockfleckig und in Band 1 und 3 häufiger wasserrandig - hierbei ist allerdings so gut wie keine der Gravuren betroffen! Papier in Band u. 3. durchgängig mit einer leichten Welle. INSGESAMT sehr gut erhalten. / CONDITION: Spine slightly rubbed, leather corners a bit more rubbed. Very rich illustrated ex libris on recto of front covers. Pages occasionally foxed. In volumes 1 and 3 half of the pages with a water stain at the border of paper (but the staines reach almost none of the engravings!) and with light undulation. Apart from that in very good condition. - Geschenk - Weihnachtsgeschenk ? Wir wünschen allen Bücherfreunden entspannte, vorweihnachtliche Lesestunden! Graphiken, Stadtansichten, Landschaften, Landschaftsansichten, engraving, engravings, nineteenth cntury, Radierung, Radierungen, alte Stiche, Schwedische Bücher des 19. Jahrhunderts [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Skandinaviska Nordens ur-invånare, ett försök i komparativa ethnografien och ett bidrag till menniskosläktets utvecklings historia.

      Första delen, innehållande beskrifning öfver de vilda ur-folkens redskap, hus, grifter och lefnadssätt m. m. samt utkast till beskrifning öfver en i forntiden hit inflyttad kimbrisk koloni. Med vid pass 280 litografierade figurer. Lund, Berlingska boktryckeriet, 1838-43. 4:o. (6),+ VIII,+ VIII,+ 96,+ 16,+ 31,+ (blank),+ 56,+ 4,+ 24 s.+ 21 litogr. planscher, varav fyra utvikbara [numrerade A-D,+ I-XVII]. Lagerfläckar. På enstaka ställen små samtida fina rättelser i bläck. Tre rättelseblad saknas. Välbevarat senare hfrbd, lätt guldornerad rygg, snitt med bevarade råkanter. Ur Mats P. Malmers bibliotek, med hans namnteckning, samt bifogade anteckningslappar. Montelius 47. Rättelserna från rättelsebladen är infogade i texten, och därefter är rättelsebladen borttagna. Den ovanliga första upplagan av Nilssons viktiga arbete om den nordiska sten- och bronsålder i ett fint exemplar med en bra proveniens. De sex kapitlen utkom häftesvis i fyra häften. Planscherna är litograferade av J. Boström och M. Körner. Denna upplaga kom att nästan enbart omfatta stenåldern( kapitel 1-5) medan bronsåldern endast omfattar kapitel 6. Den utökade andra upplagan som utkom 1862-66 översattes både till tyska, engelska och franska, och gjorde Sven Nilsson till en internationell auktoritet inom den gryende arkeologivetenskapen

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        Saint Andrews As It Was And Is; Being The Third Edition Of Dr. Grierson's Delineations, Containing Much Curious And Valuable Information Never Before Printed

      St. Andrews, UK: M. Fletcher. Fine. 1838. 3/4 Leather. Third edition, following the 1807 first and 1822 second edition in Fine condition. Re-sewn in 3/4 mottled calf with marbled sides. The spine was elegantly tooled to the fashion of the period. A title piece was added and all tooling was done in 23kt gold leaf in the traditional manner by the Byzantium Bindery. An exceptional copy, hard to imagine a nicer one to be found. Xii, 264pp, embellished with twelve plates. Donovan 290 ; Dr. James Grierson's "account of every thing remarkable in the history and present state of the city and ruins, the university, and other interesting objects of that ancient ecclesiastical capital of Scotland: including many curious anecdotes and events in the Scottish history." (from the first edition) .

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        Boylston Prize Dissertations for the Years 1836 and 1837

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

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        The Channel Islands: Jersey, Guernsey, Alderney, etc. : [the result of a two years' residence]

      Whittaker and Co, 1838. Hardcover. Good/No Dustjacket. 1838. 343 pages. No dust jacket. Brown cloth cover with white spine tile. Clean but yellowed pages with no markings or annotations.B&W illustrations. Pages are unevenly bound and rough cut.Former owner's inscription on the flyleaf. Moderate wear and scuffing to the boards, mainly on the spine, edges and corners.Corners bumped.Sunning and some bleach markings to the boards.

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        Memoir of Charles Mathews, the comedian

      London, Richard Bentley,, 1838–9. Four volumes, octavo. Near-contemporary full hard-grain morocco of various colours, covers with gilt panel borders, ornaments at inside corners; spine compartments with variously coloured onlaid panels ruled around in gilt, lettered and numbered in two; disparate marbled endpapers in vols. I–II, plain endpapers in vols. III–IV, gilt edges, silk page markers. Engraved frontispiece in each volume, 12 plates (all 5 in vol. III are double-page); errata leaves in prelims in vols. I–II. Bookplates neatly removed from front pastedowns. A little rubbing, an excellent set. First edition, in an extraordinary binding no doubt intended to invoke the traditional motley of the jester. The boards of each volume have been covered in different colours: dark red/tan for vol. I; tan/dark green for vol. II; scarlet/olive green for vol. III; and olive green/scarlet for vol. IV. The spines match the front boards, with onlaid panels of various colours. This biography of the actor Charles Mathews (1776–1835) by his second wife, Anne Jackson, whom he married in 1803, is the principal source for the detail of Mathew's life and career. The most famous comedian of his day, Mathews's powerful influence on Charles Dickens's stylistic methods of comic characterization has long been recognized, and Dickens's admiration for Mathews provides the single most important influence on Dickens's career as a public reader. At this date, Richard Bentley was also Dickens's publisher.

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        Home As Found; 2 Volume Set

      Philadelphia: Lea and Blanchard 1838 - First Edition. First printing with apology for poor quality paper opposite title page but without the catalog in volume two. 239pp., 253pp., bound in original purple cloth with some staining, paper spine labels chipped and rubbed, spines sunned, small worm hole in lower margin of leaves 15-25, scattered foxing, wear to head at upper joint of volume two, inner hinges somewhat cracked. In all, a good set housed in a custom slipcase trimmed in black leather. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Mosque of Suleymania." Moschee Sultan Suleyman I

      Lithographie mit Tonplatte aus John Frederick Lewis "Illustrations of Constantinople" 1838. 27.5x36.5 cm. - Abbey, Travel 394, 19 -

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        Life and Correspondence of John, Earl of St. Vincent, …

      London: Henry Colburn,, 1838. 2 volumes octavo. Original mid-blue fine-diapered cloth, title in gilt on the spine, panelled in blind on the boards, enclosing elaborate foliate and floral devices, pale cream surface-paper endpapers. Portrait frontispiece to volume I, and a chart to volume II. A little rubbed, spines sunned, a little crumpled head and tail, and two small snags to the upper joint of volume I, some foxing front and back of both volumes, frontispiece of volume II, finely spotted, but overall a very good set in the publisher's cloth. Engraved carte-de-visite of Major W.B. Gray, Army Educational Corps mounted as bookplate on the front pastedown of each volume. First edition. The earliest full biography of this unjustly neglected figure. Perhaps best remembered for his patronage, as "Nelson's Dear lord", of Britain's greatest Naval hero, St. Vincent pursued a far less spectacular, but in no way way less worthy career, than that of his great protegé; "St Vincent was not a great tactician. The battle of St Vincent, the only major battle in which he commanded, though temporarily deflecting a projected Franco-Spanish invasion, was not decisive and gained its fame largely through the nation's relief at the news of a victory during a gloomy period of the war. His importance lies in his being the organizer of victories; the creator of well-equipped, highly efficient fleets; and in training a school of officers as professional, energetic, and devoted to the service as himself. His mind was firm, clear, and decisive. Although his workload was exhausting, no significant detail escaped him and he excelled in the introduction of major improvements in naval health and hygiene … St Vincent's term of office at the Admiralty produced important results. By providing a mass of information on working practices in the commission reports, by reducing abuses and promoting greater honesty and efficiency, and by clearing away outdated customs of work and rewards, St Vincent ensured that the navy was better prepared to meet the challenges of the nineteenth century" (ODNB).

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        THE HISTORY OF GREECE

      London: Printed for T. Cadell, Strand; and W. Blackwood and Sons, 1838. Hardcover. Masterwork of Greek History, in Superb BindingsAs Fine as They Were when Done in the 1830s. 222 x 140 mm (8 3/4 x 5 1/2"). Eight volumes. VERY HANDSOME CONTEMPORARY BLACK PEBBLE-GRAIN MOROCCO BY HAYDAY (each volume stamp-signed on verso of front free endpaper), covers with antique gilt panelling consisting of a border formed by plain, dotted, and delicate floral gilt rules and a central panel with similar but larger rolls and rules and embellished with six lobes of scrolling floral vines at top, bottom, and sides and with outward-pointing fleuron cornerpieces; raised bands, spines lavishly gilt in compartments with central floral spray entirely surrounded by gilt scrolls, paisley forms, and small tools, densely gilt turn-ins, all edges gilt. Engraved frontispiece portrait of the author in volume I. Front pastedown of each volume with the bookplate of Maud Ketteler (see below). First few leaves of volume I a bit foxed, very minor foxing and browning to some flyleaves in other volumes, otherwise AN EXCEPTIONALLY FINE COPY, without even trivial imperfections internally, THE SPARKLING ORIGINAL BINDINGS WITH NO SIGNS OF WEAR and providing a very attractive shelf appearance. This is the masterwork of historian William Mitford (1744-1827), offered here in a wonderful binding that still looks much as it did when it graced the shelves of a century gentleman's library in the 1830s. One of the most prominent and productive English binders of the 19th century, James Hayday (1796-1872) first appeared in the London directories in 1825, and a dozen years later, he was employing a staff of between 30 and 40, including 10 finishers. The firm produced a great many pleasing though not especially decorative morocco bindings for Pickering, and was also responsible for some of the most elaborate and magnificent bindings of the period. The present set is typical of Hayday's decorative work for a large market, using high quality leather and being very liberal with gilt embellishment. In his book on the Oldaker Collection, Nixon describes Hayday as "one of the better documented London binders of the 19th century, since he had the misfortune to go bankrupt in 1861," though "he evidently enjoyed considerable prosperity up to 1848." Mitford was educated at Queen's College, Oxford, and served in the South Hampshire militia, where one of his fellow officers was Edward Gibbon. He began his work on the history of ancient Greece after a visit to the Continent, during which he travelled to a number of countries but never, ironically, to Greece. The first volume appeared in 1784 and the last in 1818, the year he succeeded Gibbon as professor of ancient history at the Royal Academy. Mitford's view of the ancient world was influenced by his strong monarchist views and abhorrence of the French Revolution. According to DNB, the second and third volumes of the "History" chronicling the rise and reign of Mitford's hero, Philip of Macedon, provided "ample scope for an analogy between the radical democrats of fifth-century Athens and the revolutionaries in France," and made repeated references to "'a tyranny in the hands of the people' at Athens." Our early owner Maud Ketteler was the young American wife of the choleric career diplomat Baron Klemens von Ketteler, whose brutality as the head of the German legation in China led to his death during the Boxer Rebellion in 1900.

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        Jennings' Landscape Annual for 1838. SPAIN AND MOROCCO. The Tourist in Spain and Morocco by . Illustrated from drawings by David Roberts.

      Robert Jennings & Co.,, London 1838 - Size: 12x19.4 x pp. 1h. 292pp. 1h. 21 láminas grabadas al acero après David Roberts. Alguna huella de óxido, pero buen ejemplar. Los grabados son de Madrid, Segovia, Salamanca, Placencia, Santiago, Zaragoza, Valencia (3), Sevilla, Tánger (2), Tetuán (4), Rabat, Constantina y 2 vistas generales de Marruecos. Envíos para España: el pago contra reembolso conlleva un recargo de 2 Euros. Plena piel editorial. Cortes dorados. [Attributes: First Edition]

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        Yeni jami. Constantinople." Yeni Cami Moschee

      Lithographie mit Tonplatte aus John Frederick Lewis "Illustrations of Constantinople" 1838. 27x38 cm. - Abbey, Travel 394, 8 - Malerische Ansicht mit zahlreichen Personen unter hohen Bäumen vor der Moschee.

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        South America and the Pacific : comprising a journey across the Pampas and the Andes, from Buenos Ayres to Valparaiso, Lima, and Panama; with remarks upon the Isthmus. By the Hon. P. Campbell Scarlett. To which are annexed plans and statements for establishing steam navigation on the Pacific. Volume I only

      London : Publisher; sold also by Gabriel Warée, Librarian to the British Embassy, Quai Voltaire, Paris 1838 - pp. xii, 314. fronts and one other plate, 1 pull-out map in text, 1 rear fold-out map. 8vo hardcover in original publisher's dark-lilac ribbed cloth; front has gilt motif of lassooing gaucho, spine has gilt lettering and gilt eagle above horseback gaucho; blind-stamped decorations on front and back; rough-cut edges anf light-yellow end-papers. VERY GOOD condition. binding is clean and quite well preserved with all areas of gilt clear and unworn; cloth has light wear to lower fore-corner tips and a few light splits to spine ends; spine ends and fore-corners also bumped; and front has a few light blotches, which mainly affect the top. Inner hinges completely intact and not split, and text block is very firm with all leaves, plates and maps securely held. Leaves also bright and clean, a small number of light specks of foxing to title page; clear plates, frontis has a little age-toning to edges; maps bright and clear, pull-out has a little fraying to lower edge, and rear fold-out map has a couple of fore-edge crease (not affecting detail), and a fold split (easily repaired). Very scarce and a decent copy of volume one. [Attributes: First Edition]

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