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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.

      [Bookseller: Glenbower Books]
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      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.

      [Bookseller: Oak Knoll Books/Oak Knoll Press]
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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.

      [Bookseller: George Jeffery Books]
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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

      [Bookseller: The Complete Traveller]
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      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.

      [Bookseller: Norman Macdonald's Collection]
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      - 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]

      [Bookseller: Rulon-Miller Books (ABAA / ILAB)]
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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.

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Peter Fritzen]
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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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      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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        Description of the Patent Locomotive Engine

      John Weale, London 1838 - Inscribed on free endpaper '' To the Astronomer Royal G. B. Airy Esq, etctera John Weale, and by him to G ? Beddell ''. Collation, 67[1]pp, 4 folding plates, 16pp catalogue of recent publications. Binding professionally rebacked, original boards worn on edges, corner on both boards heavily bumped/worn. Generally binding in good clean firm condition. Internally, inscribed on free endpaper, some light spotting, a few minor blind stamps, ( hardly noticable ). Pages and plates in good clean condition. A nice copy. [Attributes: First Edition]

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      John Weale High Holborn 1838 Lge slim 8vo. Original publisher's plain brown cloth. Original paper titler label front board. pp 67. Four large folding plates to back. Couple of text illustrations. Bright tight copy. Later title inscription in pen to spine and modern ownership label to top title page over old signature. Some scatteted foxing.Contemporary Ownership label to inner and back endpaper Minor extremity tearing to hinge of some plates but overall bright good copy in original binding

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        A Bibliographical Antiquarian And Picturesque Tour In The Northern Countries Of England And In Scotland 2 Volumes.

      London, James Bohn, mdcccxxxviii (1838). First Edition; 8vo; Vol. 1; pp. xxx [x],436; frontispiece, 11 plates, numerous b/w illustrations within text, supplement, general index; Vol. 2; pp. xxx, 435-1090; portrait frontispiece, 29 pages of plates, general index; marbled endpapers, gilt edges; skillfully rebound in full leather with original decorated spine laid down, corners worn, pages browned, otherwise a very good set. Thomas Frognall Dibdin (1776-1847) was an English bibliographer and the founder of the first English private publishing society. He took holy orders in 1805 and published an extensive range of bibliographical books, many with factual errors and lively anecdotes throughout. He coined the term bibliomania and sparked much interest in book collecting and old and rare books. This set covers areas from Peterborough to London on to Lincoln, York, Durham, Newcastle, Carlisle, Dumfries, Edinburgh, Glasgow, St. Andrews, and the border lands of Sir Walter Scott.

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        Georgius Phrantzes, Ioannes Cananus, Ioannes Anagnostes ex Recensione Emmanuelis Bekkeri.

      Impensis Ed. Weberi [ E. Weber ] 1838 - 1 vol. fort in-8 reliure de l'époque demi-basane blonde, dos à 4 nerfs dorés, Corpus Scriptorum Historiae Byzantinae, consilio B. G. Niebhurii [ Niebuhr ], Impensis Ed. Weberi [ E. Weber ], Bonnae [ Bonn ], 1838, 3 ff., 564 pp. et 1f . Bon état (dos frotté, qq. rouss.) pour ce titre rare, réunissant dans l'édition de référence de la Byzantine de Bonn les trois historiens de la chute de l'Empire Romain d'Orient. Texte grec avec traduction latine, notes en latin. Langue: Grec [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        The Great South Land: Four Articles on Emigration

      Stirling,: E. Johnstone, 1838.. Octavo, 31 pp., folding engraved map; paper with some staining and some tears, the map very good, early owner's name; in contemporary rough card wrappers, stitch-sewn, "Australia" in manuscript to front, in red quarter morocco box by Sangorski. Rare: Scottish-printed appeal, showing the South Australian Company still promoting emigration well after the settlement was established.The book is based on articles which had appeared in the Stirling Observer in March 1838; it includes a short "advertisement by the publisher" printing a letter from John Hutt the Superintendent of Emigration, and also openly encourages the curious to apply directly to the South Australian Company in London. A 3-page postscript prints excerpts from Macarthur's Emigration to New South Wales, on the grounds that Sydney and Adelaide are 'situated nearly in the same latitude.'The other interesting inclusion is a later issue of the map of "Part of Southern Australia", based on that in the 1834 work South Australia. Outline of the plan of a proposed colony with the details of the Murray River. This issue of the map was printed by "J. Grieve, Zinco., 33 Nicholas Lane"; John Grieve was a lithographer and zincographer based in London, which is interesting because the Scottish publisher of the book must have been supplied with the maps from London, no doubt at the behest of the South Australian Company.

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      Borel 1838 Napoli, Borel, 1838. In 8vo; pp. VII, 381. Vignetta al frontespizio con una veduta del Golfo di Napoli, 2 tavole piu? volte spieghevoli: Pianta di Napoli e Carta dei contorni di Napoli e 11 tavole incise in rame nel testo, di cui 3 spieghevoli, con vedute di Napoli, il Vesuvio, Pompei, Caserta e Pesto. Mezza pelle coeva, titolo in oro al dorso, lievi abrasioni. Seconda edizione, la prima fu pubblicata nel 1829. Lozzi 3021; Fossati Bellani, 3747.

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        Vienna and the Austrians; with Some Account of a Journey through Swabia, Bavaria, the Tyrol and the Salzbourg

      two volumes bound as one, contemporary half-leather, raised bands, decorated in gilt, leather label, corners a trifle rubbed, illustrated by G A Hervieu, scattered spotting, a handsome copy. 388 and 419 pages; keywords: travel - Europe; - Richard Bentley 1838

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        Birds of Great Britain and Ireland. 4 volume set. (Volumes I - IV of the Naturalist's Library.)

      G: in Good condition without dust jacket as issued. Leather spine scuffed. 5 plates missing Reprint Brown half-leather cover with maroon boards 170mm x 110mm (7" x 4"). 315pp; 409pp, 349pp; 313pp + plates. 103 (of 108) hand-coloured plates.

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        Chippeway Squaw & Child

      Philadelphia: F.W. Greenough, 1838. unbound. very good. Portrait. Lithograph with original hand coloring. Page measures 19.25" x 14". 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. Children were considered blessings by all tribes, a sentiment evident in this portrait. The commonly used cradleboard is also illustrated. Overall toning with tape residue and chipping along edges. One of many Native American portraits in our collection.

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        Alice; or The Mysteries: A Sequel to "Ernest Maltravers"

      London: Saunder and Otley, Conduit Street, 1838. First edition, no half-titles. 3 vols., 12mo. . Contemporary diced blue cloth, black title label. Wolff 922; Block p. 146 and Sadleir 387 (Third on his Comparative Rarity List) . A love-romance, involving "politics, social intrigue, legal plots and a murder or so, lead on to a conclusion satisfying to the most ardent sentimentalist." (Baker)

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        Peregrinazione al Gran San Bernardo, Losanna, Friburgo, Ginevra. Con una corsa a Lione, Parigi e Londra.

      Subject: (Alpinismo - Montagna). Milano, presso Paolo Ripamonti Carpano, 1838, 8vo legatura coeva in mezza pella con tassello, titoli e fregi dorati al dorso, pp. 479 con una tavola inc. in antiporta, sei tavole litogr. (una pi? volte ripiegata) + quattro cartine pure litogr. (tre ripiegate) f.t. "Racconto di un viaggio da Aosta a Courmayeur con la cronaca delle ascensioni del M. Bianco fino al 1834 . Poco comune". Due timbri di antiche biblioteche al margine basso del frontespizio. Perret I, 16.

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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

      John Weale, London 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. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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      1838. Very Good. PEAKE, R. B. SNOBSON'S SEASONS, being annals of Cockney sports. (London particular.) London: Published by M. A. Nattali, [1838]. First edition. 91 of 92 engraved caricatures poking fun at the misadventures of sporting men in the horse and hound set, amateur anglers, etc., by Robert Seymour, Dickens' first illustrator. The plates include two illustrated half- titles with the title "Seymour's Sketches." vii, 104 pp. Tall octavo, bound by Bayntun of Bath in green, three-quarter crushed morocco with marbled sides, gilt titling to spine ("Seymour's Sketches" and "Snobson's Seasons"), t.e.g. Bookplate to front pastedown. Binding shows some edgewear and is rubbed at joints, and sunned at spine and top edges. The plates are remarkably clean and bright with faint offsetting of plates to text. Very good overall. Robert Seymour (1800-1836) was a prolific illustrator and caricaturist. Although heavily influenced by Cruikshank's style, his original contribution to the genre was the routine of comic sportsmen from London having adventures in the country. Today he is most recognized for having provided the prototypes for the characters Pickwick and Winkle in the early installments of Charles Dickens' "Pickwick Papers" before his untimely death. Richard Brinsley Peake (1792-1847) was a productive and popular playwright, much valued for his dependability over the course of his forty-year career. One of his many contributions to the theatre was "Presumption, or, The Fate of Frankenstein" (1824), the first dramatic adaptation of Mary Shelley's "Frankenstein." He was also a prolific family man who, to paraphrase his own self assessment, though never idle, was often poor. In the 1830s and 1840s he began to publish in periodicals for vital extra cash. "Snobson's Seasons" is a light-hearted history of cockney sports. References: D.N.B.; Houfe, 296; Benezit; Westwood & Satchell, 193. Scare, only two copies at auction in over 30 years.

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        Scotland: Illustrated in a Series of Views Taken Expressly for This Work by Messrs

      London: George Virtue, 1838. hardcover. very good. T. Allom, W.H. Bartlett, and H. Mculloch. Frontispiece and engraved plates throughout, folding map, 2 vols., large 4to, full ornate gilt-dec. morocco, gilt-dec. raised bands, inner dentelles, a.e.g., tissue guards; (inner hinges repaired with cloth tape, some light foxing around plate margins). London: George Virtue, 1838. A very good copy. With information on the characteristics, history and horticulture of numerous towns in Scotland.

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