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        SKETCHES Of YOUNG LADIES: In Which These Interesting Members of the Animal Kingdom are Classified. According to Their Several Instincts, Habits and General Characteristics. [bound with] SKETCHES Of YOUNG GENTLEMEN. Dedicated to Young Ladies

      Philadelphia:: Carey, Lea, and Blanchard.. 1838.. 16mo, signed in 8s. 5-5/16" x 3-5/8". 1st edition thus (American Imprints 49619 & 50086). 'From the Latest London Edition". Often termed the 1st US edition, though at this remove it is difficult to determine with certainty, as Wiley et al also issued an 1838 edition (cf. American Imprints 49618 & VanderPoel B473). Not recorded in any of the major Dickens bibliographies noteworthy for US editions (e.g., Edgar & Vail, Gimbel, the McGuire Collection [Sumner & Stillman #36], VanderPoel or Wilkins). Not in the NUC. 112; 109 pp.. Original publisher's brown muslin cloth with printed paper title label to front board.. VG+ (spine sunned/some perimeter chipping to printed title. label/usual sporadic, though unobtrusive, paper staining & browning. throughout).. Somewhat uncommon edition of these works, the latter being Dickens' ripostŽ to Quiz's less-than-PC 'Ladies.'

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        Emigration to New South Wales, with a statement of conditions

      London,: D. Walther,, 1838.. Octavo; stab-sewn as issued, title and last leaf little spotted. First edition of this scarce emigrant tract. Copies of this pamphlet, which offered sound advice to emigrants for the outward voyage, were issued by their prospective colonial employers whose name often appears in the space provided on the title. Whilst this copy does not have the name filled in, that held by the National Library is inscribed with the names Edward, James and William Macarthur.Ferguson, 2486.

      [Bookseller: Hordern House Rare Books]
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      - RELATIF A LA SUCCESSION D’ESPAGNE SOUS LOUIS XIV. Dressé par les soins de M. le Lieutenant Général Pelet, Pair de France, Directeur Général du Dépòt de la Guerre. Imprimerie Royale. Paris. MDCCCXXXVIII [1838]. In fólio máximo (de 70x55 cm) com circa 188 fólios inumerados. Encadernação da época com lombada e cantos em pele. Ilustrado com quadros de de dos movimentos e dos acampamentos e uma monumental colecção de mapas terrestres das fortificações, campos de batalha e regiões onde decorreram os teatros de operações militares, em litografias de Kaepplin, Gratia, Letrône (Letronne), Ch. Avril, L. Bouffard, e outros gravadores. Atlas da Guerra de 1701 a 1714. Exemplar com mancha de humidade na pasta anterior; mancha de humidade à cabeça dos fólios; e com a falta do primeiro mapa: 'Théatre de la Guerre dans les Pays-Bas'. A Guerra da Sucessão Espanhola (1701-1714) foi travada entre duas alianças de potências europeias que sentiram que a possível unificação da Espanha com a França iria alterar drasticamente o equilíbrio de poder europeu em favor do trono francês. A guerra foi travada principalmente por parte das forças que apoiaram o candidato Bourbon - o fiel espanhol Filipe V, na França, e do Eleitorado da Baviera, que juntos são conhecidos como as Duas Coroas - contra aqueles que apóiam o candidato austríaco - o chamado Grande Aliança entre o Espanhol leal ao arquiduque Carlos, do Sacro Império Romano-Germanico, Grã-Bretanha, a República Holandesa, Portugal e do Ducado de Sabóia. Ele foi marcado pela liderança militar dos generais notáveis, incluindo o duque de Villars, o Duque de Berwick, o duque de Marlborough e do príncipe Eugene de Savoy. Várias batalhas são consideradas clássicas da história da guerra, nomeadamente Blenheim (1704), Ramillies (1706), o que levou as forças e a vitória francesa em Almansa (1707). [FR] Atlas de la guerre de 1701 a` 1714. [EN] The War of the Spanish Succession (1701–1714) was fought between two alliances of European powers that felt the possible unification of Spain with France would drastically alter the European balance of power in favour of the French throne. The war was fought primarily by forces supporting the Bourbon candidate – the Spanish loyal to Philip V, France, and the Electorate of Bavaria, together known as the Two Crowns – against those supporting the Austrian candidate – the so-called Grand Alliance among the Spanish loyal to Archduke Charles, the Holy Roman Empire, Great Britain, the Dutch Republic, Portugal and the Duchy of Savoy. It was marked by the military leadership of notable generals including the Duc de Villars, the Duke of Berwick, the Duke of Marlborough and Prince Eugene of Savoy. Several battles are considered classics in history, notably the Grand Alliance victories at Blenheim (1704) and Ramillies (1706), which drove the French forces from Germany and the Netherlands, or the French victory at Almansa (1707). Location/localizacao: Fólios máximos

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      1838. Very Good. STEPHENSON, John. MEDICAL ZOOLOGY AND MINERALOGY; OR ILLUSTRATIONS AND DESCRIPTIONS OF THE ANIMALS AND MINERALS EMPLOYED IN MEDICINE AND OF THE PREPARATIONS DERIVED FROM THEM: INCLUDING ALSO AN ACCOUNT OF ANIMAL AND MINERAL POISONS: WITH FIGURES COLORED FROM NATURE. London: John Churchill, 1838. Second edition. A complete set of 46 lithographic plates, bright and clean. All but three are hand-colored. They are numbered 1-29, 29A, 30-45. (Although the final plate, number 45 is mistakenly numbered 42.) Plate 29, a folding plate, has short edgetears at creases. Ex-library, with no external marks and all of the usual marks within, but no marks to prints. 8vo., brown three-quarter morocco with marbled boards, slightly rubbed at edges and joints. An early text on the medical uses of plant and animal extracts, intended as a continuation of Stephenson and Churchill's treatise on Medical Botany. The author notes that "the medical reader will find every substance retained in modern practice has been fully and accurately described," and indeed this volume is a wealth of information on animal and minerals, with descriptions of the animal's habitats as well as their Latin, common and local names. The plates, were drawn from specimens held by the British Museum with additional specimens of poisonous snakes by Thomas Bell, another noted naturalist. A wide variety of useful creatures and minerals are depicted and described, including the recently discovered platypus, snakes, parasites and others. The text goes on to describe and illustrate minerals, denoting their chemical makeup and crystalline structures. The work of a meticulous, multi-talented naturalist from a golden age of scientific progress and publishing. A very good copy.

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        American Scoter Duck [Black Scoter] [Pl. 408]

      London: 1838. Hand-coloured engraving with aquatint and etching by R. Havell, 1838, paper watermarked "J. Whatman/1837". 25 3/8 x 37 7/8 inches. From the first edition of "The Birds of America." Audubon here pictures a breeding pair during the winter, in a coastal lagoon perhaps, the orange patch on the male's bill muted when compared to its spring colours. The urgency of the earlier season laid aside, they paddle companionably on the brackish waters, the male's feet visible but slightly magnified by the refraction of the water. "On the 11th of July, 1833, a nest of this bird was found by my young companions in Labrador...I afterwards found a female with seven young ones, of which she took such effectual care that none of them fell into our hands. On several occasions, when they were fatigued by diving, she received them all on her back, and swimming deeply, though very fast, took them to the shore, where the little things lay close among the tall grass and low tangled bushes...This bird usually flies low over the water, although the flight is swift and well sustained. On land it moves more awkwardly than the Eider Duck, but in diving it is perhaps superior to that species. During their stay along our shores, they congregate in vast multitudes...It sometimes happens that during violent gales the Scoter is forced into fresh water rivers, from which, however, it returns to the salt bays, inlets, or outer sandy shallows of the coast, as soon as the weather permits. They are extremely abundant about Boston, New York, and New Jersey shores, and the Chesapeake; but less so to the southwards, until you reach the salt lakes about New Orleans" (J. J. Audubon, The Birds of America, New York & Philadelphia: 1840-1844, vol. VII, pp.54-55). All three Scoter species were once known as "coots," and "this species, solid black with a bright yellow or orange swelling on its beak was known as the "butternose coot...It has a curiously disjunct breeding range in North America, nesting in Alaska and locally in northeastern Canada, but seemingly not in between. However, there are tens of thousands of lakes across northern Canada that have not been scrutinized...The black scoter is better known in winter when it resorts to the coasts -- on the Pacific side from Alaska to Oregon and on the Atlantic coast from the Gulf of St. Lawrence to the Carolinas and, rarely, the Gulf states" (R. T. & V. M. Peterson, Audubon's Birds of America, London: 1981, no. 81). Susanne M. Low, A Guide to Audubon's Birds of America, New Haven & New York: 2002, p.210.

      [Bookseller: Donald Heald Rare Books]
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        Sandgate [Hythe] Guide

      Published by T. Purday and Son at the Library, Sandgate [Map Published by W. Tiffen, Hythe] Printed by J. Evans, Holborn Hill, London circa 1838. Hard back binding in publisher's original maroon cloth covers, gilt title to the upper panel. 8vo. 7'' x 4½''. Contains [ii] 96 printed pages of text with super monochrome frontispiece of Sandgate drawn from the side of a Martello Tower with just a small group of houses at the bottom of the hill, twin sided Map of the South Eastern Railway 'To Accompany the Itinerary From Dover to London' 4 small vignette illustrations throughout. T. Purday was a small local Bookseller, Stationer, and Postmaster in Sandgate and agents to the London Genuine Tea Company. Minor soiling to the covers and in Very Good clean and sound condition. Member of the P.B.F.A.

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        The Koran, commonly called Al Koran of Mohammed Translated from the Original Arabic: With Explanatory Notes, Taken from the Most Approved Commentators; To which is Prefixed, A Preliminary Discourse

      London: Printed for Charles Daly, 1838. Cloth. Near Fine. 8vo; xiv, [2], 133, 471, [1]pp, with all five plates present and in superb condition: frontispiece of a folding view and plan of the Temple of Mecca; three genealogical tables (2 folding), and a folding map of Arabia and the surrounding countries. Original green cloth, the sides stamped in blind with acanthus leaf designs and borders, the spine lettered in gilt, very expertly rebacked by Fitterer. Provenance: bookplate of Standish McCleary, bearing the motto, "Faciendi Plures Libros Nullus Est Finis," to the front fly leaf. A rare survival (WorldCat lists only six copies), the contents clean and bright, the binding tight and secure with no loose or missing pages. OCLC Number: 505118764. Sale's translation, originally published in 1734, remained the most widely available English rendition for more than 200 years, and is still widely available today, with the recent release of an electronic edition for the Kindle. Sale provided numerous notes and a "Preliminary Discourse" manifesting in-depth knowledge of Eastern habits, manners, traditions, and laws. According to the ODNB, as late as 1921, "Edward Denison Ross claimed that Sale's version had not been superseded by any subsequent translation, and that his discourse still remained the best introduction in any European language to the study of Islam. More than fifty years later Sale's objectivity still guarded him from criticism in Edward Said's Orientalism (1978)." Remarkable, considering that Sale's translation was only the second English version, the first, in 1649, coming from the pen of Alexander Ross, and was not based on the original Arabic (as was Sale's), but was on a French version by André du Ryer, the French consul in Alexandria. Sale's presumed partiality to Islam made his translation controversial, but it found an "appreciative readership among the scholars and philosophers of the British and continental Enlightenment." Edward Gibbon, who knew no oriental languages, used Sale's translation and ‘preliminary discourse’ in compiling the Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire, and Voltaire owned a copy of the original 1734 edition."

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        Seven Printed Legal Documents

      London,: Battye, Fisher & Sudlow, June 1838 - January, 1840.. Seven printed legal documents, all individually stitch-sewn and folded into dockets, some legal marginalia in lead and blue pencil chiefly relating to the property "Copenhagen"; a little dusted and a few tears, but very good. A good set of printed legal documents relating to the sale of Bligh's properties in New South Wales.The sale, as these papers show, was first announced in 1838 for the benefit of his six living children. 'Bligh died intestate as to his estate in New South Wales. Probate was afterwards granted on the application of Charles Hallett, Proctor, and Felix Slade, Attorney. The share of Anne, described as a "lunatic", was vested in trustees for her benefit.' (George Mackaness, The Life of Vice-Admiral Bligh, pp. 340-1).Interestingly, one of the people granted power-of-attorney in Sydney with regards to this sale was Stuart Donaldson, later the first premier of New South Wales (his name is given in the printed text as "Thomas", but struck out with a manuscript correction).The first and most significant record present here is dated 22 June 1838, and gives details of the six children, beginning with William's and Elizabeth's eldest daughter Elizabeth. This also contains details of the five main properties at stake: Copenhagen (1000 acres in the Upper Nelson), his residence Camperdown (240 acres), the property known as Mount Betham (105 acres in Parramatta), and two properties on the Hawkesbury, Simpson's Farm (110 acres) and Tylor's Farm (two separate allotments, 170 acres in total).Also present here are two copies of the 30 November 1839 "Consent to Sale", one copy of the 29 July 1839 Act dealing with the sixth share of 'Ann Campbell Bligh, Spinster, a Lunatic', and three copies of the 24 January 1840 granting of power-of-attorney in New South Wales to Stuart Alexander Donaldson and John William Gosling, both of Sydney. It is distinctly possible that this suite of documents was originally held by someone involved in the processing of "Copenhagen" in particular, as the few manuscript notes in these printed documents deal chiefly with this property.

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        ITALY, A POEM

      London: Edward Moxon, 1838. Hardcover. An Exuberant and Spectacular Riot of Decoration,One of the Most Stunning Bindings We've Ever Had. 298 x 216 mm (11 3/4 x 8 1/2"). viii, 274 pp., [1] leaf (ads). VERY STRIKING DARK GREEN MOROCCO, WITH EXTRAORDINARILY ELABORATE GILT AND INLAID DECORATION, FOR THE GUILD OF WOMEN BINDERS (stamp-signed at bottom of front free endleaf), covers with an exceptionally animated and complex design featuring a central stippled cruciform radiating a controlled riot of gilt tooling and more than 600 inlays of red, moss green, gray, and ochre morocco forming flowering vines and geometrical shapes; raised bands, spine panels each decorated with six inlaid flowers and multiple teardrop tools, second panel with gilt titling; AZURE MOROCCO DOUBLURES with attractive Art Nouveau frame featuring delicate gilt tooling and inlaid dark green sidepieces, light green cornerpieces, and orange dot accents, vellum endleaves with tiny gilt heart at each corner, all edges gilt. In a very fine velvet-lined modern dark green morocco folding box. WITH A TOTAL OF 114 ENGRAVED PLATES consisting mainly of 55 images by Turner and Stothard of views and scenes of Italian life, 54 of these with an additional state, being a proof "before letters," along with one proof plate of an engraved tailpiece, and four proofs on India paper. A Large Paper Copy. Occasional faint foxing to margins and to about one-third of the plates, one plate with old repaired two-inch tear to tail edge, but IN AMAZING CONDITION, the text fresh and bright, the margins immense, the plates richly impressed, and THE UNUSUALLY EXUBERANT BINDING ESPECIALLY LUSTROUS AND ENTIRELY UNWORN. This volume offers an extraordinarily appealing combination of luxury printing, beautiful illustration, and ornate binding that is both historically important and absolutely spectacular. Samuel Rogers (1763-1855), scion of a wealthy banking family, achieved fame with the publication of "The Pleasures of Memory" in 1792, and thereafter, his gracious home in Westminster became a gathering place for the poets and artists of the age. His Italian experiences on a tour during which he met Shelley and Byron in Pisa produced a first version of "Italy" in 1822, with a sequel in 1826, both of which sold poorly. Rogers destroyed the unsold copies, revised the poems, and published them at his own expense in 1830, embellished this time with illustrations, the work of two artists of very different propensities--Stothard, who did demure figure scenes, and Turner, who provided misty landscape vignettes. Our copy is a deluxe Large Paper edition of the illustrated version, with the added bonus of proofs of the plates "before letters"--a feature not included in any of the eight copies that have appeared in ABPC since 1975. (For more on the illustrations, see item #157, below.) The chief story here, of course, is the notably effervescent binding. A previous owner's notes at the front indicate that this volume was sold by Sotheby's in 1904 (as part of the liquidation of Guild bindings after the group was officially disbanded) and later sold by the same auction house on 28 May 1923 as part of the library of I. A. Graham, Esq. of Carfin, Carluke, Lanarkshire. The annotator was the purchaser at that sale, paying the considerable sum of £5, 10 shillings. His notes also indicate that the binding was executed by Hélène Cox, mentioned by Tidcombe as one of the women who did ornate inlaid bindings at the Guild workshop, starting in about 1900. This must be one of the most flamboyant Guild bindings ever produced--and one of the most exhilarating bindings of any kind that we have owned--certainly exceeding those included in Maggs Catalogues 1075 and 1212, and equal to the best of Gwladys Edwards' work pictured in Tidcombe. For more on the Guild of Women Binders, see previous and following entries.

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        Histoire des Republiques Italiennes du Moyen Age / par M. Simonde de Sismondi [complete 8 volumes bound in 4]

      Bruxelles : Societe typographique Belge, 1838-1839, 1838. 5th Edition. Physical description: 8v. in 4 ; 26 cm. Subject: Italy -- History -- Italian Republics -- Middle ages. Language: French. Very good copies bound in contemporary full leather. Gilt-blocked leather labels to spines, with spine compartments uniformly tooled in gilt. Slight dust-dulling and rubbing to the spine bands and panel edges. All edges marble; marbled endpapers. Remains particularly well-preserved overall; tight, bright, clean and strong.

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        The Poetical Works of William Wordsworth

      London: Edward Moxon, 1838-1851. Early Edition. Hardcover. Near fine. Eight volumes. Small 8vos. Volumes 1-6 are the New Edition in Six Volumes, published in 1843, 1843, 1838, 1838, 1837 & 1837. Volume 7 (1842) and Volume 8 (1851) are first editions. Uniformly finely bound by Zaehnsdorf in full calf; spines in six compartments, intricately gilt, with red and green lettering labels, gilt; top edges gilt; simple gilt rules on the upper and lower boards; gilt inner dentelles; marbled endpapers. Engraved bookplates on the paste downs of each volume. A near fine set with only a trace of rubbing at the edges.

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        Edwards's Botanical Register: Or, Ornamental Flower-Garden And Shrubbery: Consisting Of Coloured Figures Of Plants And Shrubs Cultivated in British Gardens; Accompanied By Their History, Best Method of Treatment in Cultivation, Propagation, &c Edited by John Lindley. Vols. 1-10

      London: James Ridgeway And Sons, 1838-1842. New Series. Hardcover. Orig. publisher's green cloth. Very good. 10 vols./No Dust Jacket. 26 x 17 cm. Total of 688 hand-colored engraved botanical plates with tissue guards, lacking 26 plates. The young Edwards made some drawings from the plates in the "Flora londinensis" which eventually caught the eye of Curtis who was sufficiently impressed with the work to arrange for Edwards to come to London for further training and instruction. Eventually he made many hundreds of drawings for "The Botanical Magazine," and severed his connection to Curtis only when he started his rival periodical in 1815 described here [see: HENREY, Vol. II, p.306]. NISSEN 2739. Plates very fresh and clean, descriptive data rear of each volume partly unopened, covers decorated in blind, backstrips lettered and decorated in gilt. minimal shelf wear. Glasgow booksellers' label. Vol I lacks [5,22,29,32-33,38,49,58,65]. Vol.2 [13]. Vol. 3 [2,46,50,56]. Vol.5 [37]. Vol.6 [1,42,53,58]. Vol.7 [37.52.67]. Vol.9 [7,13,37]. Vol.10 [16].

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        Robert-Macaire agent d'affaires

      Altkolorierte Lithographie von Honoré Daumier bei Aubert, Paris um 1838. 24.5x22 cm. - Hazard / Delteil 1028 - Kat. Sammlung Horn 70ff. vgl. - Caricaturana No. 39. Robert-Macaire als Geschäftsberater. "Teufel! Mein Lieber, es ist ja rührend wie Sie sich abrackern, um Ihre Schulden zu bezahlen, tilgen Sie sie doch mit einem Schlag! - Wie das? - Na verflixt! Geben Sie mir Ihre Bücher, ich werde sie frisieren, das ist meine Spezialität, wir bilanzieren geringe Passiva und hohe Aktiva, rufen Ihre Gläubiger zusammen, bieten Ihnen fünf Prozent an, zahlbar in 10 Jahren, und in diesen zehn Jahren werden Sie nichts zahlen, dann fangen Sie wieder von vorne an, Ihre Gläubiger werden tot sein, die Schulden vergessen und alles vorbei ..." Robert Macaire im Gespräch mit einem Mann, der mit sorgenvoller Miene vor ihm steht.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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        Robert-Macaire Libraire

      Altkolorierte Lithographie von Honoré Daumier bei Aubert, Paris um 1838. 28x23 cm. - Hazard / Delteil 1002 - Kat. Sammlung Horn 70ff. vgl. - Caricaturana No. 14. Robert Macaire als Buchhändler. "Meine Damen und Herren, möchte sich jemand hier an diesem freundlichen Ort ohne Arbeit und Mühe ein hübsches Sümmchen verdienen? Wenn jemand bereit ist, soll er meine ABC-Fibeln zum Verkauf nehmen. Das ist eine Spezialität, bei der man weder Buchhändler noch Kenner sein muß, auch lesen muß man nicht können, im Gegenteil! Es genügt bei mir eine kleine Bürgschaft zu hinterlegen ... Je höher desto besser, wie das Sprichwort sagt." Robert Macaire beim Anpreisen seiner Fibeln vor zahlreichem Publikum, sein Gehilfe Bertrand mit einem Werbeschild für die "Société Générale des Abécédaires".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. Unten links leichte Bräunung.

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        Robert-Macaire Commis-voyageur

      Altkolorierte Lithographie von Honoré Daumier bei Aubert, Paris um 1838. 25x21 cm. - Hazard / Delteil 1003 - Kat. Sammlung Horn 70ff. vgl. - Caricaturana No. 15. Robert Macaire als Vertreter versucht sehr beredsam einen Bürger, der sich mit abwehrender Geste fortwendet, zum Kauf von Büchern und Bordeaux-Wein zu bewegen.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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      1838. Acceptable. PRESCOTT, William H. HISTORY OF THE REIGN OF FERDINAND AND ISABELLA, THE CATHOLIC. In Three Volumes. Boston: American Stationers' Company, John B. Russell, 1838. Inscribed first edition from the author to John L. Sibley. The inscription is dated January 26, 1838, shortly after the deposit copy (January 15, 1838). Sibley, librarian of Harvard University (1841-1877), was instrumental in the development of that university's fine collection. A self proclaimed "sturdy beggar," because of his numerous pleas for gifts of books, he quadrupled the number of volumes in the collection and significantly increased the annual income, from $250 to $170,000, during his tenure. (DAB). Three 8vo. volumes. Vol. 1: cxxiv, 411 pp.; Vol. 2: xviii, 509 pp.; Vol. 3: xvi, 531 pp., + 4 pp. publisher's catalog. Frontispiece portrait in each volume, and a genealogical chart in Vol. 1. Publisher's binding of blue H cloth (not in Blanck), with gilt-stamped title within a double-rule rectangle and an armorial device below on spines. Ex library, deaccessioned by Sibley's prep school alma mater. Internally clean and very fresh, despite some negligible marginal soiling. Spines are sunned, with a small discolored spot near the center from removal of a library label, with wear at spinal ends, joints and corners. Front hinge of Volume 1 is just starting. This is an acceptable copy of Prescott's second book, but containing an early inscription, and in an unrecorded binding. (Blanck 16334).

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        Letter addressed to a friend, Sarah signed by William Edward Parry

      London: Sir William Edward PARRY, [1838]. No binding. Very Good+. Autograph Letter signed, dated Admiralty, 1st June [n.d.] (likely between 1836 when Parry was employed at the Admiralty, and 1839, when his wife, Bella, died) addressed to a friend, Sarah. & 32 lines on two 8vo pages, approx. 5x7 inches, hinged on the left with linen onto a larger album page, very good condition.& A friendly letter:& "Dear Sarah, I am charged with Bella's letter to get franked, and I will not let it go without one line from myself to assure you how much we long to see you, and that we have this morning at breakfast, made a regular arrangement for your coming to see us, and we do hope that you will give us that pleasure. We are delightfully situated, close to the Zoological Gardens, and you shall sit up all night, if you like it, to hear the beasts roar & howl! But seriously, we shall depend upon your coming to see us, and I think we can make it agreeable to you for a week, tho' we are not gay people, and cannot promise you public amusements. Believe me, dear Sarah, your affecte. Friend, W. Parry.& & , Sir William Edward Parry [1790 - 1855] was an English rear-admiral and Arctic explorer, who in 1827 attempted one of the earliest expeditions to the North Pole. He reached 82°45 North latitude, setting the record for human exploration farthest North that stood for nearly five decades before being surpassed at 83°20 26 by Albert Hastings Markham in 1875-1876.

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        Mémoire sur les Éthers Composés; Mémoire sur la loi des Substitutions et la Théorie des Types; Recherches sur le Veritable Poids Atomique du Carbone; Relatives a l'Action du Chlore sur l'Alcool loi des Substitutions

      Paris, 1838, 1840. First Edition. Hardcover. Very Good. Unusual to find a collection of of Dumas' work from a scientific journal of the period compiled in one volume. 4to. Blue cloth covered boards with gold embossed titling to spine and titled "Recherches de Chimie Organique". Four extracts from proceedings published by L'Academie des Sciences in Paris. Papers are of two different sizes but have been bound in one uniform binding. The titles are as follows: "Mémoire sur les Éthers Composés" published by L'Academie in 1838, Volume XV, pp 457-494. "Mémoire sur la loi des Substitutions et la Théorie des Types" published by L'Academie in 1840, Volume X, pp 147-207, Dumas dissertation on pp. 149-178. "Recherches sur le Veritable Poids Atomique du Carbone" published by L'Academie in 1840, Volume XI, pp 991-1020, "Reserches de Chimie Organique, Relatives a l'Action du Chlore sur l'Alcool loi des Substitions ou Métalepsie" published by L'Academie in 1838, Volume XV, pp 519-556. Very light toning to paper from age, some pages uncut at head of text block.

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      1838. Cooperstown: H. & E. Phinney, 1838. Original "figured" vertically-ribbed brown cloth with spine label. First Edition, published in Cooperstown New York -- in fact it was "the only contemporary edition," and it was "not printed abroad" [S&B]. This political essay arose largely from the 1837 "Three Mile Point" dispute -- in which local people trespassed on Cooper's property and turned it into a picnic ground. When he "posted" the land, the local people and press organized protests against him. Cooper goes from this local event to an explanation of his attitudes toward American society and politics, with the intertwining of civil, moral, religious and natural laws.~This edition was bound without precedence in a variety of cloth, of which this copy is in the highly unusual "figured" cloth -- vertically-ribbed dark cloth that has a pattern of sea-shells standing out from the surface. Condition is quite remarkably fine: there is scarcely any wear (very light wear on the left edge of the label, just touching the "D"), and scarcely any soil or foxing within. Cooper's nonfiction was printed in much smaller numbers than his fiction, especially publications like this from his home-town. In all, quite a survival. Spiller & Blackburn 25; Blanck 3880.

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        Buenos Ayres and the provinces of the Rio de la Plata: Their present state

      J. Murray, 1838. Very Good. In original cloth, professionally restored. Clean, unmarked pages. A few small stains on cover. Minor foxing. Good binding and cover. Hardcover. Brown cloth, John Murray publisher, London, 1839 printing. Excellent condtion for age. A few small stains on cover. Ships daily. (LAH-RARE)

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      London:: Richard Bentley,. 1838.. 8vo. 1st edition, 1st issue (Eckel, p. 140). 2 volumes.. Original publisher's later-issue brown cloth with elaborate gilt stamping to spine (professionally recased).. Gilt bright. A solid Very Good set.. Frontis & 12 plates by Cruikshank.

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        Oliver Twist [First, Original Cloth]

      London, 1838. Richard Bentley. Original brown cloth with gilt spines. First edition, first issue. with "Fireside Plate" and title-pages attributing the work to "Boz" and not Dickens. Three volumes, edges untrimmed. Original cloth. 24 inserted plates by George Cruikshank. Bindings have been expertly rebacked using most of the original cloth and all of the gilt lettering on the spines has been retained. Internally quite tight with usual dampstaining and light foxing on plates. A presentable copy of one of the great classics in children's literature in the Western Tradition, appropriately priced with noted faults. IN attractive bright orange folding clamshell box.

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        Oliver Twist; or, The Parish Boy's Progress. By "Boz

      London: Richard Bentley, 1838. First Edition. Three octavo volumes. First issue, with "Boz" on title page of all three volumes and "Fireside" plate at p.312 of volume III. 4pp. of publisher's ads at end of volume I. Half-titles present in volumes I & II; lacking in volume 3, where the advertising leaf appears in lieu of half-title. Volume I includes the leaf of instructions for placement of plates (often lacking). 24 inserted leaves of plates by George Cruikshank. Publisher's deep brown cloth, faded to tan on spines; cream yellow endpapers; page edges untrimmed; brief (1/8") mended tear to cloth at crown of volume I; volumes I & III faded at upper extremities of boards; still a clean, complete, and entirely unsophisticated set, texts unmarked with scattered faint foxing; Very Good.& & Attractive, unrestored copy of this Dickens masterwork, noted by Self as "the first English novel to feature a young child as protagonist." Begun as a serial in Bentley's Miscellany, the book was issued prior to the story's completion in the magazine. Later issues replace "Boz" with "Charles Dickens" on title page and replace the "Fireside" illustration, which Dickens disliked, with a graveside scene.

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        Shipwreck of the Stirling Castle

      London,: George Virtue, 1838.. Octavo, with a frontispiece (margins a little frayed at fore-edge with slight marginal loss), six other plates and a map; a good copy in recent polished calf. First edition of this rare account of two famous shipwrecks.The first part of the book is the sensational recounting of the wreck of the Stirling Castle in 1836 off Rockhampton on the Queensland coast, en route from Sydney to Singapore. The captain, James Fraser, his pregnant wife Eliza Anne, crew and passengers took to the ship's boats. After great hardships a handful of survivors including Eliza were rescued, reaching Brisbane in August 1836, three months after the shipwreck. After her rescue Eliza sailed to Sydney where she was fÍted as a heroine, and a considerable fund was raised for her by public subscription. Curtis' account, which he claimed to be based on Eliza's own account and corroborated by two other survivors, was designed to hold maximum appeal for a sensation-hungry public, and is illustrated by fine engravings and a map. With its tale of cannibalism and torture, the wreck has become part of Australian folklore, inspiring two series of paintings by Sidney Nolan and Patrick White's novel A Fringe of Leaves.The second part of the book recounts an equally notorious wreck, that of the Charles Eaton, a ship lost in the Torres Strait on 29 July 1834. The survivors were savagely mistreated by natives, and only the cabin boy John Ireland and the infant William D'Oyly survived to be rescued two years later by Captain Lewis on the schooner Isabella, sent by Governor Bourke to assist the survivors. Murray Island, where the survivors were found, is near the far northern end of the Great Barrier Reef.Ferguson, 2470; Huntress, 249c; not in the catalogue of the Hill collection.

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        Oliver Twist; or, the Parish Boy's Progress. By "Boz

      London: Richard Bentley,, 1838. 3 volumes, octavo. Original reddish brown fine-diaper cloth, spine in compartments with gilt titles, sides each stamped in blind with an arabesque cartouche, yellow coated endpapers. Housed in a brown cloth slipcase with two loose brown cloth-covered boards as dividers. 24 etched plates by George Cruikshank including the "Fireside" plate (facing p.313 in vol.3). Cloth faded at spine and around board edges, gilt a little dulled from spine, ends and corners lightly rubbed, a few minor marks to cloth, single discrete paper strip reinforcement to rear hinge of volume one, leaves generally clean with occasional minor marks, some plates patchily foxed; still overall a good sound set. First edition in cloth; first issue with the Fireside plate. 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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        Oliver Twist. Or, The Parish Boy's Progress. By "Boz". In Three Volumes

      Richard Bentley, London, 1838., 1838. FIRST EDITION, FIRST ISSUE, with the later removed 'Fireside' plate to vol. 3, and "Boz" cited as author to title pages. 3 volumes; 12mo. Illustrated with 24 plates by Cruikshank. Light foxing, very occasional marking. Original publisher's brown cloth gilt, variant with Bentley's name at base of spine. Worn to extremities, professional and rather old repairs to spines. Old professional respine to volume I. Some staining and soiling to boards, a little chipping, a respectable, durable set. Half titles and ads present where called for. Internally clean, some minor toning and foxing here and there, glazed yellow endpapers, ink ownership to flyleaves. An affordable and strong first issue copy of a classic. Eckel, p.59-62. Podeschi; Gimbel Catalogue [A27], Grolier Exhibition [69], Suzannet Catalogue [39]. BMC No.271, 'The Great Illustrators', Collins; Dickens and Crime (1962).

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        Shipwreck of the the Stirling Castle

      London,: George Virtue,, 1838.. Octavo, with a frontispiece, six plates and a map; a little spotting or light embrowning, tiny bit of worm damage to margin of map, but overall an excellent copy in contemporary calf, skilfully rebacked retaining original spine. First edition of this rare account of two famous shipwrecks. The wreck of the Charles Eaton occupies the second part of the volume, while the larger first part is the sensational recounting of one of the most famous shipwrecks in Australian waters. In 1836 the Stirling Castle, en route from Sydney to Singapore, struck a reef and was wrecked off Rockhampton on the Queensland coast. The captain, James Fraser, his pregnant wife Eliza Anne, crew and passengers took to one of the ship's two boats. After four days Eliza Fraser gave birth to a baby, who quickly died. The other, faster of the two boats mistakenly bypassed Moreton Bay to come ashore at the Tweed River; six of the seamen died, with one survivor later rescued at the Macleay.The second of the lifeboats, leaking badly, landed on the northern tip of Great Sandy Island (later Fraser Island), the largest sand island in the world, sighted by Cook in 1770, and again by Flinders in 1799 and 1802. They traded with the local Aborigines and repaired their boat, but six of the seamen took guns and set out to march south, obliging the remaining four to follow.Accounts of the events that followed vary wildly. Curtis' version, which he claimed to be based on Eliza Fraser's own account and corroborated by two other survivors, no doubt was aimed to hold maximum appeal for a sensation-hungry public. Curtis describes the local Aborigines as cannibals, who stripped the survivors and separated Eliza from her husband. He describes an ordeal during which the survivors were tortured and forced into slavery, during which Captain Fraser was murdered.Other accounts, however, paint a very different picture of events: of Fraser (who was ailing before the voyage began) dying of natural causes, and of the local Butchulla people caring for Eliza Fraser by covering her fair skin to protect her from the harsh sun.Eventually, the survivors were rescued by a search party from Moreton Bay led by Lieutenant Charles Otter assisted by John Graham, a convict who had formerly lived with the Aborigines. The rescue party reached Brisbane on 21 August 1836, three months after the shipwreck.Certainly Eliza Fraser had much to gain by sensationalising her story. After her rescue she sailed to Sydney where she was fÍted as a heroine, and a considerable fund was raised for her by public subscription. On her return to England she published a short but populist account of her ordeal, which was also published in New York.This rare first edition of Curtis' version, which appeared in 1838 - a year after Eliza's - is a far more detailed account, illustrated by fine engravings and a map.Whatever the truth of the matter, the story has become part of Australian folklore. It inspired two series of paintings by Sidney Nolan and Patrick White's novel A Fringe of Leaves. It has also been the subject of a television program and a feature film.The Charles Eaton, whose story is told in the second part of the book, a ship headed for New South Wales with twenty-five child emigrants aboard, was lost in Torres Strait on 29 July 1834. The survivors were savagely mistreated by natives who killed all but the two cabin boys and two child emigrants, the Doyley brothers. Only the cabin boy Ireland and the younger Doyley - he was fourteen months - ultimately survived to be rescued two years later by Captain Lewis on the schooner Isabella, sent by Governor Bourke to assist the survivors. Murray Island, where the survivors were found, is near the far northern end of the Great Barrier Reef. The remainder of the crew and passengers had all been murdered by the islanders.Ferguson, 2470; Huntress, 249c; not in the catalogue of the Hill collection.

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        Oliver Twist; or, the Parish Boy's progress. In Three Volumes

      London, Richard Bentley, 1838., 1838. FIRST EDITION, FIRST ISSUE with the publisher's original reddish brown fine diaper cloth binding and arabesque decoration. 3 volumes, 8vo. Illustrated with 24 plates by Cruikshank. Yellow glazed endpapers. With half titles and ads, and with the rare instructions to binder plates list to volume 1; volume 3 has no half title but instead has a Bentley's Standard Library advert, which is correct for early issues. All title pages name 'Boz' as the author. In later issues this was changed to 'Charles Dickens, author of Pickwick Papers'. With the 'Fireside' plate found only in the earliest issues. Expertly recased; owner names to paste down and f.f.e.p. of each volume. All edges uncut. A smart, clean and bright set. Eckel [p59] Cohn [239] Smith [4/ p30]

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        Oliver Twist; or, the Parish Boy's Progress

      London: Richard Bentley,, 1838. In three volumes. 3 volumes, octavo (186 × 116 mm). Early 20th-century orange morocco, spines gilt in compartments, marbled endpapers, double-line rules to boards, rose cornerpieces, and all edges gilt. 3 frontispiece and 21 etched plates by George Cruikshank. With half-titles in vols. I and II, as called for; bound without terminal advert leaf in vol. I. Ownership inscriptions to title pages of volumes I and III. Some marks and spots to bindings and occasionally to contents. An excellent set. First edition, second issue with Boz title-pages and without the Fireside plate. Bentley decided to publish Oliver in book form before serialization was complete, and Cruikshank had to complete the last few plates in a hurry. Dickens did not see them until the eve of publication and disliked the final Fireside plate. Cruikshank designed a replacement, the Church plate, but early copies went out without it. Dickens had also decided that he would no longer be known as "Boz"; again this decision was too late for the earliest copies, those published between 9 and 16 November.

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        OLIVER TWIST; Or, The PARISH BOY'S PROGRESS. Part First, with Twelve Illustrations, from Designs by George Cruikshank

      Philadelphia:: Carey, Lea & Blanchard,. 1838 [1839].. 9-3/8" x 6". 1st edition thus (Gimbel A31; cf Smith AMERICAN 3, pp. 88 - 98). [vi] - xii, 13 - 212 pp. Text double column, and from the 1839 edition.. Recently rebound in quarter-bound brown leather spine with gilt stamped lettering and design, with marbled paper covered boards.. Light chipping and creasing to title page and preliminary pages,. with 1838 title leaf beginning to detach along gutter. Light age. toning and foxing to leaves. Period pos of 'Sarah P DuBois' to top. margin of p. 13. Illustrations in VG+ condition, with the exception. of p. 143, which has evidence of previous tape repair. Binding -. Fine; Text - VG.. Includes two title pages, from the 1838 edition as well as the 1839 edition, with this latter having the Lea & Blanchard imprint. Please note, printed text conforms to the 1839 edition. . 24 inserted plates.

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        Das Kaiserthum Oesterreich in seinen merkwürdigsten Städten, Badeorten, seinen Domen, Kirchen und sonstigen. EA

      - Wien, Carl Gerol & G.G. Lange, 1838., Das Kaiserthum Oesterreich in seinen merkwürdisgten Städten, Badeorten, seinen Domen, Kirchen und sonstigen ausgezeichneten Baudenkmälern alter und neuer Zeit, historisch-topographisch dargestellt von Carl August Schimmer mit 48 Stahlstichen, Erster Band, hrsg. Wien, Carl Gerold & G.G. Lange, Erstauflage, Ppbd. d. Zt., gr 8°, die 48 Ansichten zeigen Innsbruck (2), Carlsbad (7), Frenzensbrunn (3), Salzburg (5), Eger (2), Wien (16), Triest (3), Prag (10), 240 S in altersgem. gutem Zustand, Einband etwas bestossen, tlw. leicht stockfleckig, rare erste Ausgabe mit sehr schönen Stahlstichen!

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        Memoirs and correspondence of Admiral Lord de Saumarez

      London: Richard Bentley,, 1838. From Original Papers in the Possession of the Family. 2 volumes octavo (222 × 132 mm). Original brown combed cloth, title gilt to the spines, panels in blind to the boards, yellow surface-paper endpapers. Engraved portrait frontispiece to each, 4 uncoloured aquatint plates of engagements, and 3 full-page maps in all. Sunned on the spines, and at the board edges, some spotting, light browning, but overall an unusually well-preserved copy. First and only edition, and uncommon thus. In 1767, when he was just ten years old, Saumarez's name was entered into the books of the Sol by his impecunious father, remaining there until he left school and joined the Montreal as a middie three years later. In 1778 his excellent service during the American Revolution earned him the command of the galley Spitfire "in which he was active on the coast of New England until she was burnt to prevent her capture that August" (ODNB). He fought at the Dogger Bank action in 1781, "at the Battle of St. Kitts he captured the French flagship Ville de Paris with the assistance of Kempenfelt. Eleven years later he was knighted for his skill in the taking of the French frigate Réunion of Cherbourg. He commanded the Orion at the battles of St. Vincent and the Nile, being senior captain at the latter" (NMM). In 1801 he defeated a combined French and Spanish squadron at Algeçiras, having shortly before been driven off by the French component alone. Nelson said of Saumarez's conduct, "The promptness with which he refitted, the spirit with which he attacked a superior force, after his recent disaster and the masterly conduct of the action, I do not think were ever surpassed." He commanded the English Baltic fleet sent (1809) to assist the Swedes, was made a peer in 1831, and died in 1838. Saumarez's biographer Sir John Ross, best remembered as an arctic voyager, entered the navy at nine and served with distinction in the French wars. In 1803 he joined the Grampus, under the flag of Saumarez. He continued with Saumarez in different ships, as midshipman or mate, and, after his promotion in 1805, as lieutenant, until 1812. In 1878 he went to explore Baffin Bay and attempt a North-west Passage and published A Voyage of Discovery (1819). He was knighted in 1833 for an expedition on which he discovered the peninsula 'Boothia Felix' and on which his nephew, James Clarke Ross, discovered the magnetic North Pole.

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        Biographical Sketches of General Nathaniel Massie, General Duncan McArthur, Captain Wells, and General Simon Kenton: Who Were Early Settlers in the Western Country

      Cincinnati, OH: E. Morgan and Son, 1838. Leather Bound. Very Good/No Jacket Issued. Original leather-covered boards with some scuffing and wear at extremities. Burgundy title block with faded gold lettering. Inscription on blank endpaper reads, 'Marley Barrett, Chillicothe, Ohio Jany1st, 1898'. This copy had been in the same family since that time until my purchase. There are no other markings. Pages are foxed but quite readable, binding is firm. 267 pages. HOWES "THE AUTHOR KNEW PERSONALLY ALL OF THESE BORDER INDIAN FIGHTERS AND PARTICIPATED IN MANY OF THE EVENTS DESCRIBED". EBERSTADT "THE AUTHOR HAD THE ADVANTAGE OF PERSONAL COMMUNICATION WITH THE FAMILIES AND NEIGHTBORS OF THESE INDIAN FIGHTERS, AND THUS SECURED MANY DETAILS OF THEIR EXPLOITS AMONG THE SAVAGES WHICH WOULD OTHERWISE HAVE BEEN LOST.' FIELD 1436 (1852 ED.); SABIN 43160; JONES 1283 (1852 ED.) CONTAINS THE CAPTIVITIES OF ANDRES WLLISON IN 1793 AND THAT OF ISRAEL DONALSON IN 1792.

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        Russie / par M. Chopin - [Complete in 2 volumes]

      Paris : Firmin Didot freres, 1838. 1st Edition. Series: L'Univers.. histoire et description de tous les peuples. Physical desc.: 2 v. : ill, maps ; 23cm. Title of t. 2 reads: Russie, par M. Chopin ... la fin de la Russie d'Europe, y compris la Crimee, par M. Cesar Famin; et les provinces russes en Asie, Circassie et Ge´orgie, par M. Cesar Famin. Armenie, par M. Bore. Subject: Russia. Armenia. Language: French. Minor, scattered marginal foxing. Fine copies both bound in modern aniline calf over marble boards. Raised bands with the title blocked direct in gilt.

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        The Oriental Portfolio

      London: Smith, Elder & Co, 1838-1840. 2 original parts, folio. (21 3/4 x 14 7/8 inches). Letterpress titles to both parts. 1 tinted lithographic additional title by T.H. Pitt after Bacon, printed by Lefevre, 10 tinted lithographic plates (9 after Bacon's sketches worked up by Dibdin (7) or Roberts (2), 1 after Stephanoff; lithographed by W. Gauci (5), A. Picken (1), Louis Haghe (2), W. Walton (1) and Hullmandel (1)), each with a leaf of explanatory letterpress text. Unbound as issued within original burgundy cloth portfolios, upper covers blocked in gilt with the title, the British Royal arms and a dedication to Queen Victoria, cloth ties, cream glazed pastedwons and flaps, all contained within a single modern red morocco-backed red cloth-covered box, spine gilt. An exceptional copy of this very rare work: the first edition in the original parts The present first edition was reissued in one volume with the same title in 1841: a work with which the present work is often confused. There is no record of a complete copy of this work in parts selling at auction in over 30 years. David Roberts and Thomas Dibdin prepared drawings after Thomas Bacon's sketches. Together they "transmuted Bacon's charming originals into splendid designs of true 1830s orientalism" (Archer & Lightbown)." "Thomas Bacon, a Lieutenant in the Bengal Horse Artillery, ... served in India for about five years until 1836 ... The Oriental Portfilio visually recalls Bacon's travels in India." (Scenic Splendours p. 68). Horace Hayman Wilson pointed out in the preface how much this work, complete with full explanatory text, was needed, as very little of note had been published since the Daniells' work of forty years earlier. Events proved him wrong: no more then the present two parts were ever completed, and they remain as a hint of what might have been: "it is greatly to be regretted then that The Portfolio expired after its second number in 1840, for if completed Roberts and his associates might have left us an India equal in sensitiveness and suggestiveness with his Spain, Palestine, and Egypt" (Archer & Lightbown). Not in Abbey; Archer & Lightbown India Observed pp.122-6, 149-50 nos 183-4 (1841 reissue only); P. Godrej & P. Rohatgi Scenic Splendours pp.68-69

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        Art of Deer-Stalking, The; Illustrated by a Narrative of a few Days' Sport in The Forest of Atholl, with some account of The Nature and Habits of Red Deer, and a Short Description of The Scotch Forests; Legends; Superstitions; Stories of Poachers and Freebooters, &c. &c.

      John Murray., London. 1838 - Beautifully bound in full diapered burgundy calf with gilt frame and tooling and lettering to spine. Spine and board edges sunned. Covers lightly rubbed to extremities. Bookseller/binder label of 'Noyes' of Chippenham to front pastedown. Marbled endpapers. Neatly penned ownership inscription to front fly-leaf. Slight foxing to outermost leaves, to plates and to each leaf either side of each plate. All edges marbled. xix, (i) and 436pp. Beautifully bound in full diapered burgundy calf with gilt frame and tooling and lettering to spine [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Strenna Italiana per l'anno 1838. Anno V

      P. Ripamonti Carpano Milano: P. Ripamonti Carpano. 1838. First. First edition. Text in Italian. Quarto. iv, [1]-280, [4]pp., 7 steel engraved plates: frontispiece, title page, and five plates in text. Bound in a magnificent armorial binding for King Louis Philippe I of France, with his crown and name in an ornate metal relief design on the front board. Full polished leather professionally re-jointed, almost imperceptible, with the original binding fully preserved: gilt spine and turn-ins, decorated borders stamped in black, white silk moire endpapers, all edges gilt. Some chipping at the edges of the front free endpaper and fly leaf, scattered foxing, good or better. The Strenna Italiana was a popular literary gift annual of Italian poetry and prose: this copy with Louis Philippe's name and crown in metal relief suggests that it was a presentation copy or gift to an important political ally, friend, or dignitary. A scarce, unique copy intended to display Louis Philippe's stunning armorial binding conspicuously on a table-top. .

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        La peau de chagrin.

      Delloye et Lecou 1838 - - Delloye et Lecou, Paris _1838, In 8 (16x26cm), relié. - Première édition illustrée, en premier tirage, de 100 vignettes sur acier de Gavarni, Baron, Lange. L'édition contient bien certaines caractéristiques du tout premier tirage stipulées par Clouzot : Vignette du squelette tirant un homme en arrière en page de titre, la vignette du jardinier se trouve en p. 303 par contre. Les portraits de Pauline et Foedora ont été tirés en sus sur chine monté ; ils ne se trouvent que dans certains exemplaires, sans être rares précise Clouzot. Reliure en demi veau brun romantique d'époque. Dos lisse orné de fers et d'un fer en long. Roulette en queue et tête. Une fente au mors supérieur dans le premier tiers sur 6 cm. une fente au mors inférieur en tête sur 1 cm. Un accroc en queue avec manque. Exemplaire particulièrement frais, avec quelques très rares pâles rousserus en marge, sur un papier bien blanc, très appréciable. Clouzot note : "Ouvrage assez souvent piqué, difficile à rencontrer en belle condition." L'illustration est fort belle et piquante et fort bien encrée, on notera que ce fut un exploit alors d'insérer des gravures sur acier dans le texte et que cette édition fut particulièrement soignée. Un des romans les plus emblématiques de l'oeuvre de Balzac, dans lequel celui-ci illustre avec force sa théorie de la volonté et du désir, où un homme consume sa propre vie par la puissance de ses désirs. Romantisme . La Librairie Le Feu Follet offre aux clients AbeBooks 10% de réduction ainsi que les frais de port vers la France métropolitaine sur l'ensemble de son catalogue. Prix d'origine : 978 EUR. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Memoirs of the life of Sir Walter Scott / By J. G. Lockhart, . In four volumes

      Paris : Baudry's European Library, ., 1838 - Physical description: 4v. ; 22cm. Subjects: Scott, Walter, Sir, 1771-1832 -- Authors, Scottish -- English literature -- 19th century -- Biography. Language: English. Spine title: Lockhart's Life of Sir W. Scott. Very good copies bound in contemporary 1/2 black leather over marbled boards. Gilt-blocked leather labels to spines with gilt-crossed bands. Spine bands and panel edges slightly dust-toned and rubbed as with age. All edges marbled. Previous owner's signature to front pastedown of each volume. Minor, scattered marginal foxing, mainly around prelims. Remains particularly well-preserved overall; tight, bright, clean and strong. 3 Kg. 0 pp. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        The Mabinogion, from the Llyft Coch o Hergest and other Ancient Welsh Manuscripts: with an English Translation and Notes

      Paternoster Row, London: Longman, Orme, Brown, Green, and Longmans, 1838 Parts 1, 2 & 3 (only of 7), small 4to, 1st ed, 1st issue. In 3 volumes uniformly bound in contemporary green and red morocco, some blind tooling, corners and edges a little bumped and worn, Vol 3 upper cover a little faded at head. Spines, faded, titles and tooling in gilt, some repairs at edges. Ink initials AB to the 3 upper covers.Part I. Containing The Lady of the Fountain. Internally, mustard endpages, advert tipped to fpd, [1] blank leaf, original card Part cover, titles in black, [1] blank leaf, frontis (folding), [5], (vi-viii), [1], [1], 2-232 pp, 2 pls (coloured & folding), 3 illustrations (B&W), lower card cover, [1] ep, p 197 misnumbered 791, p 1-132 in English, p 133-214 in French, p 215-232 in English & French, occasional foxing.Part II. Containing the Son of Evrawc. 1839. Mustard endpapers, [1] blank leaf, card cover, titles in black, [2] blank leaves, frontis (coloured), [4], [1], 236-383 pp, [1], 2 pls (coloured with 1 folding], 3 illustrations within text, p236-296 in Welsh, p 297-370 in English, p 371-383 in English & Welsh, occasional faint browning to edges.Part III. Containing Geraint the Son of Erbin. 1840Mustard endpages, [1] blank leaf, card cover, titles in black, (ep stuck to cover), frontis (coloured & folding), [4], 378-411, [4], 6-189 pp, [1], 8 pls (2 folding & 3 coloured, 3 illustrations within text, occasional browning to edges. Uncommon to find bound up in the original parts, with their covers. (Anderson 337) Schreiber [née Bertie; other married name Guest], Lady Charlotte Elizabeth, translator, businesswoman, and collector who working with Welsh clerics, and drawing upon the research prompted by the Romantic revival and translations started by Welshmen such as William Owen Pughe, she undertook the mammoth task of transcribing and translating twelve Welsh tales into English. Initially published in parts—the first, an Arthurian romance, ‘The Lady of the Fountain’, appearing in 1838—the enterprise culminated in the magnificent three-volume production The Mabinogion (1849). Eleven of the tales were from the medieval Llyfr coch o Hergest (Red Book of Hergest), and consisted of the four branches of the Mabinogi, three Arthurian romances (Lady Charlotte has been credited as the first to recognize their European analogues), and four independent tales. She also included the sixteenth-century tale ‘Taliesin’, illustrations, and her own learned notes. See ODNB.

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        Paul et Virginie - La Chaumière indienne.

      Paris, Curmer, 1838, - fort et gr. in-8, demi-maroquin cerise à coins, dos à nerfs rehaussés de pointillés dorés, caissons richement ornés de dentelle dorée et de petits cabochons de maroquin vert mosaïqués frappés au centre d'une étoile dorée, tête dorée, non rogné, LVI + 458 pp. L'un des plus célèbres illustrés romantiques, avec environ 450 gravures in-texte d'après Tony Johannot, Huet, Meissonier, Isabey, etc., et 37 planches hors-texte sur chine appliqué (une carte en couleurs, 7 beaux portraits gravés sur acier et 29 gravures sur bois). Exemplaire du premier tirage, présentant toutes les caractéristiques décrites par Vicaire et Carteret, notamment l'adresse de la rue Saint-Anne et l'étoile blanche au front de la jeune Bramine (p. 400). Le présent exemplaire contient en outre le portrait alternatif du Docteur, dit "anglais", ce qui porte à 38 le nombre des gravures hors-texte. De plus, on y a relié une suite de belles 20 gravures supplémentaires, la plupart de Corbould. Cet exemplaire très grand de marges (266 x 170 mm), l'un des rares tirés sur vélin fort, est presque exempt de rousseurs. La fine reliure décorée de l'époque met à l'honneur le motif de l'étoile et en consacre ainsi la rareté. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Memoirs of Joseph Grimaldi, edited by "Boz".

      1838 - With 12 illustrations by George Cruikshank, two volumes. First edition, first issue. 8vo. Original primary binding of floral pattern embossed pink cloth, spines decoratively stamped in gilt. London, Richard Bentley.

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      In-4° broché, 58 pp. Exemplaire en magnifique état, protégé dans un étui. Thèse d'agrégation de médecine soutenue et remportée en 1838 et à laquelle, Royer-Collard devra la Chaire d'hygiène de la Faculté de Paris. Adrien Proust, le père de l'écrivain, qui occupera cette Chaire, lui rendra dans son discours d'investiture, un hommage appuyé, en l'identifiant comme le fondateur de la discipline et comme celui qui élargira le champ d'investigation de la médecine, jusqu'alors penchée sur l'individu, vers les problèmes de santé publique . Parmi les autres candidats, signalons, Trousseau, Piorry et Briquet. Il s'agit de l'exemplaire personnel de Royer-Collard, entièrement couvert d'annotations aux crayons noir, rouge et bleu. Entre les pages 4 et 5 sont encartées 4 grandes feuilles recouvertes d'une fine écriture (150 lignes circa) ; entre les pages 6 et 7, une feuille manuscrite recto verso, entre les pages 8 et 9, une feuille manuscrite recto verso, entre les pages 10 et 11, une feuille manuscrite recto verso, entre les pages 16 et 17, une feuille manuscrite recto, entre les pages 18 et 19, une feuille manuscrite recto, entre les pages 26 et 27, une feuille manuscrite recto verso, entre les pages 54 et 55, une feuille manuscrite recto verso, entre les feuilles 56 et 57, une feuille manuscrite recto verso. Hippolyte-Louis Royer-Collard est le fils d'Antoine-Athanase Collard et le neveu du philosophe et homme politique, Pierre-Paul Royer-Collard. Il sera titulaire de la Chaire d'hygiène de la Faculté de Médecine de Paris. Il a formé deux des plus grands aliénistes de la première moitié du XIXe siècle, Antoine Bayle et Louis Calmeil. Il est dans cette grande famille française, qui a fourni tant d'hommes politiques, de juristes et de médecins, le plus illustre des médecins. On joint également le MANUSCRIT AUTOGRAPHE de cette thèse. 106 grandes pages vélin à la cuve entièrement recouvertes d'une fine écriture à la plume, plus un quart de pages (un rajout qui liste les remerciements d'usage). Lui aussi protégé dans un étui. Provenance : Vente Loudmer & Le Fur du 16 juin 2011, expert Dagobert Asmara, lot n° 276 Très bon couverture souple Edition originale Signé par l'auteur

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        GLAD TIDINGS. "For the Kingdom of Heaven is at Hand" The Gospel is Preached, Not as is Commonly Supposed, Concerning the Church, Nor Concerning the Gospel Dispensation: but Concerning the Future State, after the Resurrection of the Dead, in the World to Come

      New - York:: Published by Daniel Appleton,. 1838.. 12mo, signed in 6s. 7-3/8" x 4-5/8". 1st edition (American Imprints 53488; Millerites & Early Adventists Sec. 2, R14:9). vi, [7] - 190 pp.. Original publisher's green ribbon-embossed cloth binding. Lacks printed title label to spine.. Average wear. Usual foxing to paper. 'Second Advent Library' book. label to blank page facing t.p. [no other library markings]. A VG. copy..

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        A Collection of Cases Overruled, Denied, Doubted, or Limited in Their Application, Taken from American and English Reports. Second Edition, Revised and Enlarged. Cohen 5515

      Published by Wm. & A. Gould & Co. [etc.] Albany 1838 - Modern 3/4 calf over marbled boards, gilt, definite foxing and browning, else a good copy; with the ownership signature of Henry B Curtis on the title The much expanded, first revision of Greenleaf's unique work, its original preparation having led to "an intimacy of correspondence . . . between [Greenleaf] and Judge Story", who both contributed to it and "want[s] to get a copy and interleave it" [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Paxton's Magazine of Botany and Register of Flowering Plants: Volume the Fifth

      London: W. S. Orr & Co., 1838. First edition. Hardcover. Very good. 8vo. xii, 280pp. Contemporary half leather; spine gilt with titles and floral ornaments; marbles paper boards. With 49 engraved plates. 4 plates are or garden designs or ornaments; three of them are colored and all are moderately foxed. The remaininng plates are all of flowers, all are hand colored and two are folding plates. Many orchid species are represented. Most of the plates are in fine, unfoxed condition; in the few where there is foxing present, it is only a light spot or two and marginal. The tissue guard of one plate has partially stuck to the plate and the guard has torn; it can probably be removed without damage. THe binding is moderately worn but still presentable.

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        ITALY 1838: Manuscript journal (or perhaps a contemporary transcript of letters) of an unidentified officer on board H.M.S. 'Pembroke'.

      Not published, 1838.. The journal commencing: "Saturday 19th May 1838. 6 am. Slipped the Buoy in Malta Harbour & were taken in tow by the Rhadamanthus Steam Ship which towed us outside the Harbour & then returned for the rest of the Squadron consisting of the Princess Charlotte 104, Rodney 92, Vanguard 80 & Barham 50. Observed them all out of the harbour before 8. We made the signal to part company which was granted. Made sail under double reefed topsails, courses, jib & spanker it blowing a fresh breeze from N.N.W. the Admiral & Squadron were bound for Naples & our own destination was to the coast of Italy generally & perhaps to the coast of Spain, on (I believe) a cruise of observation. We were to go to Leghorn & Genoa & rejoin the Fleet at Naples, so said report. The object of our mission was to look after and intercept some vessels which were said to be fitting out in some of the northern ports of Italy for the purpose of assisting Don Carlos with arms & munitions of war ......".73-pages, 4to (9¼ x 7½ inches), circa 15,000 words. Contemporary half calf, marbled boards; spine split and chipped. 19th May - 24th October 1838. The last leaf signed with initials "R.T." and dated August 17th 1839. The first leaf with initials "T.R.H." For further transcripts from this journal please enquire.

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