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        The History of Greece

      London - T Cadell and W Blackwood 1838 - William Mitford's History of Greece. With a portrait frontispiece to volume I and a vignette title page to all volumes. Complete in eight volumes. With a memoir of Mitford to volume I by his brother. William Mitford as an English MP and historian. His History of Greece is his best known work. It was originally published between 1784-1810. Mitford was encouraged by French scholars he met in Paris to study Greek history. Edward Gibbon, a friend of Mitford's from the South Hampshire Militia suggested to him the form this work should take. Mitford also wrote several smaller works such as an Essay on the Harmony of Language. Condition: In uniform diced calf bindings with gilt stamping to spines. Externally, generally smart with slight rubbing to spines. Rubbing to spines is heavier to the Head and tail. Small patches of rubbing to the extremities and joints. Volumes VII and VIII are particularly rubbed at spine. Minor rubbing to extremities and boards. Patch of slightrubbing to the rear board of volume VIII. Front hinge to volume VI is slightly strained but firm. Internally, all volumes are firmly bound. Pages are generally bright with a few spots to the first and last few pages. Tidemarks to outer margins of first twenty pages of volume VII due to water damage, not affecting text. Bookmark ribbon present to most volumes. Overall: VERY GOOD. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Rooke Books PBFA]
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        1838 Leather bound Manuscript Music Book with 174 Used Pages of Handwritten Music and Lyrics Waltz's, Polkas, Spanish Bolero, Etc

      Unpublished Manuscript 1838 - This is a very nice early book of Manuscript Music, belonging to a Louisa Lister-Kaye signed and dated 1838 at the front of the book, containing 174 used pages of mostly music, with some occasional manuscript pages of song lyrics, a landscape leather bound volume measuring 12 inches by 9.5 inches approx. containing some of the most well-known scores of the day, Waltz's, Polkas, Spanish Bolero, etc, there is a full list given at rear, all the earlier pages are numbered, unfortunately some of those pages have been removed over the years, but book is generally intact, leather binding worn with some cracking to joints, binding weakened but holding, a fine collection of hand written musical scores from the early half of the nineteenth century ( five multi image pictures uploaded, please click on the listing to view ) Book is large and heavy, overseas shipping costs with be higher than the basic standard quote Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

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        "Was willst Du mehr?". Eigenh. Manuskript mit U. O. O., 8. I. 1838.

      1838. 1 S. 4to. "Herz, wie fühlst du dich so schwer, | Seit dein Liebstes dir verloren, | Das du einst dir auserkoren | Und dir nahm ein Ungefähr. | Herz, und kehrt sie auch nicht mehr, | Jene Zeit der Feenträume, | Die geschmückt so schön die Räume | Welche jetzt so wüst und leer; | Herz, o traure nicht zu sehr, | Mag sich auch Dein Himmel schwärzen, | Hast DU doch in Lust und Schmerzen | Einst geliebt, - was willst Du mehr?" - J. N. Vogl gehörte der Literatengruppe im Wiener "Silbernen Kaffeehaus" an, wurde Mittelpunkt einer Tafelrunde von Künstlern und gab zahlreiche Almanache und Taschenbücher heraus; viele seiner in der Tradition der Wiener Spätromantik stehenden Balladen wurden von Carl Loewe vertont, einige Lieder auch von Franz Schubert.

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        Bogotá. In 1836-7. Being a Narrative of an Expedition to the Capital of New-Grenada, and a Residence there of Eleven Months.

      

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        TEXTS FOR EVERY DAY IN THE YEAR, principally Practical and Devotional. Selected by Elizabeth Fry.

      London, printed for Hamilton, Adams, and Co; Edmund Fry; and W. Darton and Son, Holborn Hill, circa 1838.. EDITION UNKNOWN, Preface dated 1831, INSCRIBED BY ELIZABETH FRY THE PRISON REFORMER on the verso front endpaper: "Mary Bullied from Eliz. Fry 1838", very small 8vo, approximately 72 x 54 mm, 2 7/8 x 2 inches, pages: iv, (188), collation: (A)-M8, M8 is a blank with printer's name J. Masters at the foot on recto, bound in mid brown cloth with embossed pattern, "TEXTS" in gilt on upper cover, pale yellow endpapers. Very slight wrinkling to spine, ink note in 2 margins, otherwise a very good clean tight copy. Elizabeth Fry was a Quaker prison reformer who transformed the lives of countless thousands of prisoners, convicts and homeless people, and whose ideas on criminal justice are still practised today. It was Stephen Grellet, a Quaker, who turned her attention to the shocking conditions in which women prisoners and their children lived at Newgate Prison: hungry, cold, dirty, without bedding, even newborn babies without clothing. Elizabeth's first visit to the prison with baby clothes and kindness established a rapport with the women. Soon she set up the first women's prison visiting committees and went on to bring order and cleanliness to Newgate.She started the first-ever prison school which was a great success. Later she saw to it that the prisoners were given useful occupation and taught skills. Uniquely for that time, she saw the prisoners as individual human beings and understood their need for self-respect. Her ideas and practices were to be influential and effective throughout Europe and eventually the world. All this Elizabeth did not accomplish on her own; she travelled widely in Britain, Ireland and Europe and everywhere she went her extraordinary compassion, eloquence and energetic common sense galvanised others into action'. (ODNB). Not in Bondy, a copy with the same imprint as ours held by the Society of Friends Library.(Copac), others listed with different publishers and printers. MORE IMAGES ATTACHED TO THIS LISTING, ALL ZOOMABLE, FURTHER IMAGES ON REQUEST. POSTAGE AT COST.

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        The Improved British Angler, containing the most esteemed methods of angling for pond and river fish...

      

      [Bookseller: Henry Sotheran Ltd.]
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        SACRED TO THE MEMORY OF THE ILLUSTRIOUS CHAMPION OF LIBERTY, GENERAL GEORGE WASHINGTON; FIRST PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA

      NP [New York?]: John I. Donlevy, intaglio-chromographic and electrographic engraver, nd. Calligraphic bust-length oval portrait of George Washington, engraved by Donlevy, platemark 16 1/2 x 13 7/8 in. Matted, glazed and framed. Within the oval portrait which is based Stuart's "Lansdowne" image, Washington's face has been hand-colored. His birth and death dates are given in calligraphic style. At the head of the print is a small Masonic eye, and under the first word, a vignette of an eagle holding a flag and an olive branch in its beak, an arrows in its claw. Below the portrait is a small image of a hand, palm out, with a heart in the center. Washington's body, the frame around his portrait, and around the lettering is filled with different calligraphic and penmanship styles and types. Faintly creased along an old fold line, else a very nice image. The original image was engraved by R. Lowe in New York, "Presented to -- By -- As a Reward of Merit," (copyright 1838 by Samuel Green), and published by John Donlevy, N.Y. This is the second state, according to Charles Hart's "Catalogue of the Engraved Portraits of Washington," (NY: 1904). The text lines related to Lowe, Green and the Reward of Merit no longer appear, and Donlevy is listed as the engraver. [see entries 862 and 862a].

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        Minnesinger. 5 Bände in 4 (= komplett) und Atlasband. Manessische Sammlung aus der Pariser Urschrift, nach Kaßmanns Vergleichung, ergänzt und hergestellt von Friedrich Heinrich von der Hagen. Neudruck der Ausgabe 1838. Band 1-5 (in 4). Bildersaal Altdeutscher Dichter. Bildnisse, Wappen und Darstellungen aus dem Leben und den Liedern der Deutschen Dichter des XII. bis XIV. Jahrhunderts nach Handschriftgemälden, vornämlich der Manesseschen Sammlung und nach anderen gleichzeitigen bildlichen Denkmalen und dahin gehörigen Bild- und Bauweken. Mit geschichtlichen Erläuterungen. Zugleich als Ergänziung der Minnesingersammlung von Friedrich Heinrich von der Hagen. Atlas der fünf und siebenzig Bilder auf ein und vierzig Tafeln.

      8. 22 cm. 4. 34 cm. 377, 399, 844, 936, 279, 112 Seiten. 4 Leinenbände mit Kopffarbschnitt, 1 Pappband. (Minnesinger. Deutsche Liederdichter). Neudruck der Ausgabe 1838 - 1861. Leinenbände berieben und leicht fleckig. Pappband leicht bestoßen, Rücken aufgehellt. Gute bis sehr gute Exemplare.

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Lenzen GbR]
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        Corpus di 74 disegni (+ 2 tempere) a matita o sanguigna e alcuni con lumeggiature, tracciati su fogli di vario formato, in carta grave variamente colorata (cilestrina, rosa, grigia, marrone), di cui 42 su entrambi i lati; realizzati presumibilmente (da nota allegata) negli anni '40-50 del sec. XIX; si tratta di studi preparatori all'esecuzione di opere pittoriche: figure intere in varie posture, volti, mani, piedi, panneggi. Non firmati, ma di sicura provenienza: dall'eredità Villa Piatti (asta 2016 Maison Bibelot).

      - Giulio Piatti, figlio del noto editore Guglielmo, allievo di Giuseppe Bezzuoli all'Accademia di Firenze, fu pittore storicista di una certa rinomanza; di sentimenti patriottici (partecipò alla I guerra d'Indipendenza nella 3a compagnia del Battaglione volontari toscani), realizzò quadri a soggetto storico, letterario e didascalico, anche su commissione del pistoiese Niccolò Puccini, mecenate di artisti, che a Piatti offrì un viaggio di studio a Venezia nel 1838, dopo aver acquistato per la Villa di Scornio sia la "Congiura de' Pazzi" (1837: ispirato al dramma di Alfieri), che "L'Origine del Vespro siciliano" (1839: dal Giovanni da Procida di Niccolini), oggi ambedue al Museo Civico di Pistoia. Nel gruppo di disegni segnaliamo anche: studi per il "Pietro Micca" (1842, acquistato da Carlo Alberto di Savoia, oggi al Museo di Palazzo Reale di Torino); disegno d'insieme, studi e inc. in litografia riferiti a quadro del 1844 (giovane madre morente con bimbo) in collezione inglese; un gruppo (comprese le 2 tempere) con soggetto che iconograficamente sembra riferibile a Colombo, ma di cui non siamo riusciti a identificare l'esito pittorico. [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        Catalogue général des livres composant les Bibliothèques du Département de la Marine et des Colonies

      Paris, Imprimerie Royale, 1838-1842, , cinq tomes en 4 volumes grand in-8, demi-basane fauve, dos lisses, pièces de titre et de tomaison noires, Rare catalogue, complet de ses cinq tomes, rédigé par Levot et Solvet sous la direction de Bajot, qui mit à contribution plusieurs bibliothèques parisiennes (Hôtel du Ministère de la Marine, Dépôt général des cartes et plans), portuaires (Cherbourg, Brest, Lorient, Rochefort et Toulon) et des colonies les plus éloignées (Martinique, Guadeloupe, Guyane, Sénégal, Saint-Denis la Réunion et Pondichéry). Il se compose de quatre tomes comprenant plus de 17000 numéros réunis, sous forme de tableaux, par catégorie d'ouvrage (théologie, législation et administration, sciences et arts, géographie et voyages, histoire et belles lettres), et d'un cinquième volume de table, ici relié à la suite du tome IV. Exemplaire provenant de la bibliothèque de la Congrégation de la Mission de Paris, avec cachets et étiquettes ex-libris. Bon exemplaire. Charnières un peu frottées. Polak, n° 333. Brunet VI, 31451.

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        Letter from the Secretary of War relative to the mineral lands on Lake Superior.

      GPO, Washington, D. C. 1838 - First edition, 8vo, pp. 23; with a fine and very large folding map of the western two-thirds of Lake Superior (detached), "comprising that district lying between Chocolate River and Fond du Lac, under the superintendence of Gen. John Stockton, U.S. Agent, projected and drawn under the direction of Lieut.-Col. George Talcott"; measuring approx. 45" x 36"; includes the Apostle Islands, Isle Royale, Thunder Bay, and Keewanaw Peninsula; vignette of Talcott Harbor at lower left and an inset of the entire lake at the upper right. House Doc. 211, 29th Congress, First Session. [Attributes: First Edition]

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        Exposition historique et appréciation des secours empruntés par la médecine légale à la physique et à la chimie.

      Strasbourg, Silbermann, 1838. ____ Edition originale de ce petit traité de médecine légale. L'auteur était professeur à Strasbourg, membre de l'Académie de médecine et de 26 (!) sociétés savantes, qu'il cite sur la page de titre. L'ouvrage est dédié à Monsieur Marc, premier médecin du Roi. On retrouve cette dédicace dorée sur le premier plat. Il s'agit certainement de l'exemplaire envoyé par l'auteur à Marc. Autre provenance: Plusieurs ex-libris manuscrits, plus ou moins discrets de "Samalens, Emmanuel, élève du lycée d'Auch. Auch le 26 mars 1858". Exemplaire bien relié. *-------*. In-4. [249 x 197 mm] Collation : (4), 108 pp. Demi-maroquin vert, dos orné, filets d'encadrement sur les plats, tranches dorées. (Reliure de l'époque.).

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        The hop farmer. Or a complete account of hop culture, embracing it's history, laws, and uses; A theoretical and practical inquiry into an improved method of culture, founded on scientific principles. To which are added, several useful tables and calculations, necessary and serviceable to the growers, factors, speculators, and consumers of hops.

      London: James Ridgway and sons, 1838.. INSCRIBED FIRST EDITION. Duodecimo, pp.xii; 212; [1 of adverts]; [1 of publisher's adverts]; 4 of adverts. Folding plate showing male and female hop blooms, Hydatids or Flounder generated in the liver of sheep, and the turnip fly. Hand-coloured folding geological map of South East England. Yellow endpapers. Publisher's dark green textured cloth with titles in gilt to spine. With a presentation description from the author on the flyleaf. Two contemporary ownership inscriptions to title page. Some toning to prelims and to the plates. Scuff to top right corner of flyleaf. Cloth shows well with some tide marks to upper board, some discolouration to the spine, cloth slightly bubbled in places, light rubbing to corners and head and tail caps. A very good copy of this scarce book on hop growing, with only nine copies showing on Copac.

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        Grundriss der Seelenheilkunde. Zweiter Theil. [Nur Bd. 2].

      Berlin, Theod. Chr. Friedr. Enslin, 1838 8°, VI, 975 S., Priv-Kart. d. Zt. m. goldgeprägtem Rückenschild, Rundum-Gelb-Rot-Farbschnitt, Kanten tlw. beschabt, Kapitale m. kleinen Verlusten; an den Stegen oft stockfl., in den Blattecken oft gestempelt («Bibliothek der Psychiatrischen Universitätsbibliothek Basel»), 5 Bl. m. Eckabschnitten (1 S. daher m. winzigem Textverlust). EA. Enthält die Abschnitte 10 bis 14: «Pathogenie der Seelenkrankheiten; Aetiologie der Seelenkrankheiten; Formen der Seelenkrankheiten; Verlauf und Prognose der Seelenkrankheiten: Die Seelenheilkunde». Karl Wilhelm Ideler (1795 - 1860). «Privatdocent und Lehrer der psychiatrischen Klinik an der Friedrich Wilhelms-Universität. [...] dirigierendem Arzte der Irrenabtheilung in der Charité [...]». Versand D: 20,00 EUR Psychologie Psychiatrie Geschichte - 19 Jht.

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        Travels in Arabia

      London : John Murray, 1838. First edition. Two volumes, octavo, original blindstamped olive green cloth, boards rubbed and marked; spine and upper board of volume 2 sunned), spines lettered in gilt, yellow endpapers; volume 1. xvi, 446 pp., [ii pp. colophon], frontispiece plate of a Valley in Oman (spotting), early ownership inscription to title, map of Oman facing p.1 (only a small portion remaining), plate of Arab and Bishyrean camels facing p.296 (spotting), folding map of Nakab el Hajar facing p.426 (fine); volume 2. x, 472 pp., 12 pp. adverts., frontispiece plate of Mount Sinai (spotting), folding map of the Sinai Peninsula facing p.1 (fine), plate of Jebel Narkous facing p.24 (mild water stain at top edge), folding map of the Red Sea facing p.308 (fine), sketch of Dhalac Island facing p.328 (browned), plate of view of Berenice facing p.334 (fine), plate of inscriptions and plan of the temple at Berenice facing p.337 (mild spotting), plate of inscriptions at Hasan Gorab facing p.424 (water stain at top edge); both volumes with mild foxing to first and last few leaves; a fair first edition set in original binding. Wellsted, a lieutenant in the Indian navy, spent most of his short career surveying and exploring the Red Sea, Arabia and Oman. He undertook a number of expeditions between 1830 and 1837. The first volume of his Travels in Arabia is devoted to Oman, and provides the most comprehensive account of this region that had been published up to that point; the second covers Sinai, the survey of the Gulf of Akabah, and the coasts of Arabia and Nubia.

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        Illustrations of Her Majesty's Palace at Brighton; formerly the Pavilion: executed by the command of King George the fourth, under the superintendence of John Nash . To which is prefixed a history of the palace, by . Brayley

      J.B. Nichols & Son, also sold by R. Loder and James Taylor of Brighton, London 1838 - (21 1/2 x 14 1/2 inches). Wood-engraved title vignette. 31 plates and plans after A. Pugin and others (20 present in two states, giving a plate total of 51): some aquatint, some hand-coloured, some line etchings, some on india paper mounted, some mounted. Expertly bound to style in half black straight-grained morocco over contemporary marbled paper-covered boards, spine with raised bands in 8 compartments, decoratively tooled in gilt A unique copy of this valuable record of one of the most extraordinary architectural achievements of the early-19th century. John Nash was largely responsible for adapting Henry Holland's Marine Pavilion at Brighton for the Prince of Wales. Nikolaus Pevsner ( The Buildings of England , Harmondsworth, 1951-74) notes that Nash "kept the shape of Holland's building entirely and only threw his fancy dress over it, and he added as outer pavilions larger rooms than any so far." During the 1820s, acting on a further commission from his Royal client, Nash asked his pupil Augustus Pugin to produce a series of drawings and from these and other drawings a series of plates were produced. These were published in a suite containing both coloured aquatints and uncoloured line etchings under the title The Royal Pavilion at Brighton . The publication methods of this lavish production were somewhat haphazard, resulting in copies of the book not conforming with the list of plates. After Nash's death in 1835, the London publishers J. B. Nichols and Son acquired the plates and were commissioned to print Edward Wedlake Brayley's Careful Survey of the Palace , which they published in 1836. In 1838 they combined Brayley's text with the uncoloured outline etchings, and published Illustrations of Her Majesty's Palace at Brighton , dedication to Queen Victoria. This second issue of the plates is arguably a new work, in that for the first time the plates and text are combined. The work was issued complete with uncoloured outline etchings and text; however, the publishers offered separately-issued coloured aquatints, finished by hand and mounted on card, "to be bound with the Work at the option of the purchaser." Besides including some of these extra, and desirable, coloured plates, this copy includes variants of the uncoloured plates. Abbey describes some, but the present copy is unusual in the large number of different uncoloured and colour-printed variants. Abbey Scenery 62; Tooley 338; Lowndes II, 1651; cf. Fischer, New Berlin Kat., 1977, vol. I (Baukunst England) 2344.; cf. Brunet IV, 14. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Pallien, on the Moselle".

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

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        Blake’s Illustrations of Dante. Plate 5: “Circle of Thieves. Buoso Donati attacked by the Serpent”

      London: 1838 or ca. 1892. Large folio, fine, clear uniform impression on India paper, mounted on wove paper. Bentley, Blake Books, 448D. Bindman, Complete Graphic Works of Blake, 647–653. Essick, “The Printings of William Blake’s Dante Engravings,” Blake: An Illustrated Quarterly, Fall 1990.

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        Madame Tussaud’s Memoirs and Reminiscences of France...with extra illustrations.

      London: Saunders and Otley, 1838. 2 vols., 8vo., xvi, 246, 247-506, [1 errata], 98 plates bound in including frontis portraits, title page printed in black and red. Contemporary half brown levant, marbled boards, raised bands with title gilt-stamped to backstrip, marbled endpapers, top-edge gilt, fore- and bottom-edge untrimmed. Very minimal foxing, lovely bright copy in fine binding.First edition, extra illustrated, finely bound copy of this scarce title. Madame (Anna Maria) Tussaud (1761-1850) maintained a famous London waxwork exhibition, that continues to attract visitors to this day. She produced wax models of Voltaire, Marie Antoinette, and many decapitated heads of aristocrats. Her 1838 Memoirs are based on her own lively anecdotes, but were set in a somewhat inaccurate historical context by friend and editor Francis Hervé. (Oxford DNB).

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        Railroadiana A New History of England Descriptive of the First Vicinity of the Railroads

      London: Simpkin, Marshall & Co., 1838 Railroadiana. A New History of England, or Picturesque, Biographical, Historical, Legendary and Antiquarian Sketches. Desciptive of the Vicinity of the Railroads, First Series. With a Map and Illsutrations. London and Birmingham Railway. Green cloth with gilt titling and steam engine embossed to front, pocket with map to first pastedown, frontispiece is a fold-out picture of the East Window of the Church of Rickmansworth, in Hertfordshire. Several other illustrations including a fold-out facsimile of Byron's name cut into the Oak panel of a school room. 216 pages. A translucent paper wrapper present. It shows age darkening and significant wear with chipping and holes to folding creases. The book shows some rubbing to edges and corners especially to spine, light discoloration to top half of spine, one third of back cover and top of front cover, previous owner's name inked to first pastedown with the date 1856, some foxing throughout, a few pages show dog ear creases, ink smudges to page 62 and last free endpaper, remnant of a bookseller's sticker to rear pastedown. The fold-out map is in remarkable good condition with light age darkening and two half inch closed tears in the folding creases. An utterly charming travel guide written 180 years ago. For some international orders we will ask you to approve additional shipping charges to cover the cost of tracking and insurance to your country, but no extra charge will apply without your consent. First Edition. Hard Cover. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.

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        Railroadiana. A New History of England. Descriptive of the First Vicinity of the Railroads.

      Simpkin, Marshall & Co., London 1838 - Railroadiana. A New History of England, or Picturesque, Biographical, Historical, Legendary and Antiquarian Sketches. Desciptive of the Vicinity of the Railroads, First Series. With a Map and Illsutrations. London and Birmingham Railway. Green cloth with gilt titling and steam engine embossed to front, pocket with map to first pastedown, frontispiece is a fold-out picture of the East Window of the Church of Rickmansworth, in Hertfordshire. Several other illustrations including a fold-out facsimile of Byron's name cut into the Oak panel of a school room. 216 pages. A translucent paper wrapper present. It shows age darkening and significant wear with chipping and holes to folding creases. The book shows some rubbing to edges and corners especially to spine, light discoloration to top half of spine, one third of back cover and top of front cover, previous owner's name inked to first pastedown with the date 1856, some foxing throughout, a few pages show dog ear creases, ink smudges to page 62 and last free endpaper, remnant of a bookseller's sticker to rear pastedown. The fold-out map is in remarkable good condition with light age darkening and two half inch closed tears in the folding creases. An utterly charming travel guide written 180 years ago. For some international orders we will ask you to approve additional shipping charges to cover the cost of tracking and insurance to your country, but no extra charge will apply without your consent. Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Blake’s Illustrations of Dante. Plate 4: “Circle of Thieves. Agnolo Brunelleschi Attacked by a six-footed serpent”.

      London: 1838 or ca. 1892. Large folio, fine, clear uniform impression on India paper, mounted on wove paper. Incomplete at the time of his death, Blake’s illustrations for the Divine Comedy, commissioned by John Linnell, are some of his finest and most affecting inventions. From 102 illustrations, ranging from pencil sketches to finished watercolours, Blake made seven engravings, also left incomplete. This is the first or second impression of the plate; the two are indistinguishable. Bentley, Blake Books, 448D. Bindman, Complete Graphic Works of Blake, 647–653. Essick, “The Printings of William Blake’s Dante Engravings,” Blake: An Illustrated Quarterly, Fall 1990.

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        Autograph letter signed (Initials). Vienna, 1. I. 1838.

      1838. Large 8vo. 2 pp. on double leaf. To a lady friend: "[...] Gott segne Sie und gebe Ihnen was Sie wünschen, und wenn Er Ihnen alles gegeben hat, noch etwas dazu! - Ich bin vor 3 Tagen hier angekommen, und weiß in der That nicht wo mir der Kopf steht, so viel hab ich ins Werk zu setzen [...] Ich hoffe die Kinder wissen noch von mir, und werden mich noch kennen, wenn sie zurückkommen [...]". - With brief contemp. biographical note.

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        Additional Note on the Contraction of Voluntary Muscle in the Living Body" (Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society of London, Vol. 131 for the Year 1841 Part I & Part II, pp. 69-74)

      Royal Society of London, London 1838 - Also contains Gideon Algernon Mantell's: "Memoir on a portion of the lower jaw of the Iguanodon, and on the remains of the Hylæosaurus and other Saurians, discovered in the Strata of Tilgate Forest, in Sussex" (pp. 131-151). viii, [1], [1]-10, [1]-312, [12] pp. 4to. Library binding, tan leather spine with gold embossed titling. Interiors clean, ex-library stamp on title page, and occurring sporadically within. Numerous folding plates that illustrate articles. Pages were trimmed slightly when rebound. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Journal of an Exploring Tour Beyond the Rocky Mountains, Under the Direction of A.B.C.F.M. Performed in the Years 1835, '36, and '37; Containing a Description of the Geography, Geology, Climate and Productions; and the Number, Manners, and Customs of the Natives. With a Map of the Oregon Territory.

      Ithaca, N.Y. Published By The Author. Mack, Andrus, & Woodruff Printers. 1838. 12mo., 371 pp., One fold-out map tipped-in as frontis. Embossed pebbled purple cloth, green label with printed title affixed to spine. Binding has faded to brown, chipped and rubbed along hinges and corners, foxing in margins and on endpapers; good copy. Bookplate of Charles and Virginia Baldwin. First Edition. One of the earliest maps of the Oregon Territory. A leading object of exploration "was to become acquainted with the situation of the remote Indian tribes, and their disposition in regard to teachers of Christianity." See "North American Review," L. 129. Sabin B. 58729.

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        FABLES DE LA FONTAINE ILLUSTREES PAR J. J. GRANDVILLE.

      - Paris, H. Fournier aîné, 1838. 15x23 cm. 2 volumes : 292 et 308 pages. Richement illustré de nombreuses gravures sur acier de J. J. Grandville. Magnifiques reliures de l'époque en plein cuir de Russie vert. Dos à quatre faux-nerfs, ornés de caissons dorés. Plats ornés d'encadrements de dentelle. Titre et tomaison sur les plats supérieurs. Quelques rousseurs pâles et cahiers légèrement déréglés au tome 1, sinon ensemble en très bon état et de toute beauté.

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        SACRED TO THE MEMORY OF THE ILLUSTRIOUS CHAMPION OF LIBERTY, GENERAL GEORGE WASHINGTON; FIRST PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA

      NP [New York?]: John I. Donlevy, intaglio-chromographic and electrographic engraver, nd. Calligraphic bust-length oval portrait of George Washington, engraved by Donlevy, platemark 16 1/2 x 13 7/8 in. Matted, glazed and framed. Within the oval portrait which is based Stuart's "Lansdowne" image, Washington's face has been hand-colored. His birth and death dates are given in calligraphic style. At the head of the print is a small Masonic eye, and under the first word, a vignette of an eagle holding a flag and an olive branch in its beak, an arrows in its claw. Below the portrait is a small image of a hand, palm out, with a heart in the center. Washington's body, the frame around his portrait, and around the lettering is filled with different calligraphic and penmanship styles and types. Faintly creased along an old fold line, else a very nice image. The original image was engraved by R. Lowe in New York, "Presented to -- By -- As a Reward of Merit," (copyright 1838 by Samuel Green), and published by John Donlevy, N.Y. This is the second state, according to Charles Hart's "Catalogue of the Engraved Portraits of Washington," (NY: 1904). The text lines related to Lowe, Green and the Reward of Merit no longer appear, and Donlevy is listed as the engraver. [see entries 862 and 862a].

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        Statistique de la France publiée par le Ministre des travaux publics, de l'agriculture et du commerce.

      Imprimerie Royale, Paris 1838 - In-folio de XXIV-526 pp., , demi-chagrin rouge, dos orné à nerfs (reliure moderne). Edition originale imprimée sur vergé. Commerce extérieur de la France pour la période 1821-1837 en 211 tableaux chronologiques par pays et par marchandises suivis d'une statistique rétrospective pour la période 1787-1810. Premier volume de la Statistique de la France publiée sous la direction d'Alexandre Moreau de Jonnès en 10 volumes (1838-1848). Quelques pâles rousseurs mais bel exemplaire. Coquelin & Guillaumin II, 251. [Attributes: First Edition]

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        Travels in Arabia

      London: John Murray, 1838 - 2 volumes, octavo (223 ×140 mm). Recent tan half calf, raised bands to spines, compartments decorated in gilt, black morocco label to second, marbled sides and endpapers, all edges untrimmed. Mild toning to text-block, the occasional marginal spot, plates foxed, skilful restoration along top edge of large folding route map verso. A very good copy. Lithographic frontispiece to each volume and 5 similar plates, most by Louis Haghe from drawings by the author, 5 maps including a large folding route map and 2 further folding sketch maps, tables to the text. First edition of this valuable Arabian travel account, the entire first volume of which is dedicated to the author's travels in Oman and the Persian Gulf, and includes vivid eyewitness reports of the tribes making up the ruling families of today's United Arab Emirates. Wellsted (1805-1842), a British naval officer in the Bombay Marine, was "for a considerable period" (vol. 1 p. 252) employed in the survey of the Persian Gulf begun after the siege of Ra's al-Khaymah in 1819. In 1830 he was appointed second lieutenant of the Palinurus and undertook an important survey of the Red Sea and the Gulf of 'Aqabah, described in the second volume; in 1833-4 he surveyed the southern coast of Arabia and visited Socotra, before, in 1835, being granted permission to travel in Oman, partly to undertake official reconnaissance and out of a personal desire "to investigate the manners and customs of the people of inner Oman, to locate the important towns and oases, and to investigate the topography of the country" (Marshall, "European Travellers in Oman and Southeast Arabia 1792-1850", in New Arabian Studies 2, p. 23). Travelling inland from Muscat he reached Samad, where he met Lieutenant Francis Whitelock, another Indian Navy officer. The pair criss-crossed inland Oman before local instability forced them to return to Shinas on the coast, from where Wellsted sailed back to India and Whitelock travelled overland to Sharjah. Chapters 16 and 17 of the first volume are exclusively dedicated to the Arabian shore of the Persian Gulf from Khasab to Bahrain, which Wellsted calls the "Pirate Coast". He provides an account of the emir of Sharjah, Sultan ibn Saqr Al Qasimi (d. 1866), whom he visited on a diplomatic mission in 1827, spending several days among his entourage, as well as a fascinating, lengthy description of "Tanún" of the "Beni As", namely Tahnun bin Shakhbut Al Nahyan, ruler of Abu Dhabi from 1818 to 1833: "an enterprising character, who possessed considerable power, and maintained a regular force of four hundred men, very well armed and equipped. Small as this number may appear, it was sufficient to give him considerable influence over his rivals, although the number of troops he could otherwise bring into the field was estimated at four thousand only. When the Imám [of Muscat], in 1829, undertook an expedition against the Island of Bahrein, he endeavoured, by the payment of a considerable sum of money, to secure the cooperation of Tanún; but when the hour of attack arrived, his lukewarmness was so apparent, that it is to this day believed he also received a bribe from the other side" (vol. 1 pp. 257-8). Tahnun's difficult situation among his Arab neighbours contrasts with the remarkably friendly reception given to British surveying officers (Wellsted evidently among them) who, on visiting his territory in 1828, were invited to participate in "wrestling, leaping, and other athletic exercises" (p. 259). Wellsted's book was "the fullest account of the area then published" (Burrell), and remains valued: "Wellsted was an acute observer and not blinded by prejudice or ignorance in his description of the local people. His accounts of the geography of Oman, particularly the irrigation systems and the way of life in remote mountain tracts, continue to be important as a unique description of the country at an early date" (ODNB). Burrell 861; Howgego II W20; Macro 2282; not in Abbey. [Attributes: First Edition]

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        The Seraphim, And Other Poems

      London: Saunders And Otley, 1838. 1st Edition. Hardcover. Very Good. 1st Printing Xxii, 360 Pp. Complete With The Half-Title (With Printer's Information On Verso). Three Quarter Green Morocco, Elaborate Gilt In All Compartments, Gilt Rules On Spine And Covers, Over Beige Cloth, Marbled Endpapers, Teg. Contents Fine And Crisp, No Foxing, No Marks. Modern Bookplate With Colored Parrot On Front Pastedown, Ownership Signature Of Katherine A. G. Moyers (??) On Top Of Title Page. Spine Faded To Brown, But Color Even, Gilt Bright; Joints Worn, Front Joint Beginning To Crack At Top.

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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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        Cuaderno Collecion de versos de Ch. A. De Witt. Colleccion of Spanish Songs. Copied by C. A. DeWitt.

      Guatemala, August, 1838. Half Calf. Very Good. 8vo. 22 by 15.5 cm. 83 pages of song lyrics, written in a very neat hand by Mr. DeWitt. In the back are four pages of a table of contents, signifying each song by its first line, as is the convention in opera. In the main part, some of the songs have titles, while many are simply referred to as "Otros". In between the songs and the table of contents are many blank leaves. Without music or musical notation, the lyrics pass as standalone poetry, as indeed lyrics often deserve to be so regarded. Love songs of course dominate. Unusual is a song to Lesbia -- was this just a name of someone? This collection strikes us as a highly unusual piece of contemporary cultural archaeology. We are not in a position to judge whether among the songs here were ones that had widespread popularity beyond Guatemala, or to what extent these are lost lyrics. Charles DeWitt (1822-1906) went to Guatemala when he was eleven with his father who had been appointed Charge d'Affairs there, and he remained until 1838. Upon his return to the states he joined the Erie & New York Railroad, was later an agent for its steamboat operation, and came to hold management positions at various companies, including American Express. Condition: rebacked. Wear to calf corners.

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        THE ANNUAL MESSAGE OF GOVERNOR GILMER, TO BOTH BRANCHES OF THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY OF THE STATE OF GEORGIA, NOVEMBER 6, 1838 [wrapper title].

      Milledgeville, Ga.: P.L. Robinson, [1838]. - [3]-18pp. Original blue printed wrappers, stitched. Minor staining and soiling. Text tanned, with a few small holes affecting only a few letters on one leaf, and with one short repaired tear. Very good. The first edition of Gilmer's 1838 state of the state address delivered to members of Georgia's House and Senate. Here, Gilmer relays his statement on the removal of the Cherokees from their tribal lands lying within the boundaries of the state of Georgia. His remarks read, in part: "I congratulate you upon the successful removal of the Cherokees from the State; that you will no longer be harassed in your legislative proceedings by the perplexing rlations which have hitherto existed between them, the United States, and Georgia; that our citizens are at last in the quiet possession of all their lands; and the State the undisputed sovereign within her own territory." Rare, with only two copies recorded in OCLC, at the University of Georgia and Columbus State University, and with a third known copy at the Library of Congress. DE RENNE II, p.459. OCLC 318815524, 646853844.

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        The history of Samuel Terry in Botany Bay

      : who died lately, leaving a princely fortune of nearly one million Sterling. With an appendix on emigration and transportation to the Australian colonies. By A.L.F. Late of New South Wales. [Extracts from "the Botany Bay Rothschild" have been given in the Times, Weekly Dispatch, Sun, Globe, Morning Advertiser, &c.].Caption title: The Botany Bay Rothschild. London : Published by J. Pattie, 4, Bridges Street, Catherine Street, Strand, 1838. Octavo, disbound, presentation copy inscibed on the title "To the Colonia Society with the Author's Compliments"; title also with early ownership inscription scratched out at top edge and an interesting early annotation in pencil, "of Youlguare", preceding the phrase "in Botany Bay"; 16 pp, lacking the frontispiece plate; very faint vertical crease, last page a little grubby, contents clean. Ferguson, 2645. Rare. A near contemporary biographical sketch relating the extraordinary story of Samuel Terry (1776?-1838), an ex-convict who amassed a fortune through buying and selling property in New South Wales after his emancipation in 1807. (See Gwyneth Dow's entry on Samuel Terry in theADB). Although the present copy lacks the frontispiece, this is most definitely an obscure pamphlet, one for which we can trace no previous sale records. Copies are recorded in five Australian collections (University of Melbourne Library; State Library of New South Wales; National Library of Australia; State Library of South Australia; Royal Geographical Society of South Australia).

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        JOURNAL OF AN EXPLORING TOUR BEYOND THE ROCKY MOUNTAINS, UNDER THE DIRECTION OF A.B.C.F.M. PERFORMED IN THE YEARS 1835, '36, AND '37; CONTAINING A DESCRIPTION OF THE GEOGRAPHY, GEOLOGY, CLIMATE AND PRODUCTIONS; AND THE NUMBER, MANNERS, AND CUSTOMS OF THE NATIVES

      Ithaca, N.Y.: Published by the author, 1838. FIRST EDITION. This early account of exploring the Pacific Northwest is complete with the oft-missing map engraved by M. M. Peabody, described by Graff as "the earliest map of the Oregon interior with a pretense to accuracy." In 1835, Presbyterian missionary Samuel Parker (1779-1886) travelled in the footsteps of Lewis and Clark to scout locations for missions that would bring Christianity to the Indian tribes of the Northwest. He left St. Louis in 1835, and joined a party from Astoria Fur Company in Council Bluffs, crossing the Black Hills and the Rocky Mountains, then proceeding along the Columbia River to Walla Walla and on to Fort Vancouver. He toured the Oregon Coast and Willamette Valley, before finally sailing to Hawaii and Tahiti before returning to Boston by Cape Horn. Along the way, he made a careful record of flora, fauna, geology, and natural history, in addition to his observations on the Indian tribes he encountered. There are tables of meteorological data, and lists of vocabulary for four Indian languages. The large folding map shows an area extending from the Dakotas to the Pacific, extending as far south as the Great Salt Lake, and north into Canada. Wagner-Camp calls it "the earliest [map] to obtain circulation which contains reliable information as to the interior of Oregon Territory.". 197 x 122 mm. (7 3/4 x 4 3/4"). 371 pp. FIRST EDITION. Publisher's brown cloth, neatly rebacked preserving original backstrip and paper label. With a woodcut plate showing basalt formations on the Columbia and A LARGE FOLDING MAP OF THE OREGON TERRITORY. Pastedowns with evidence of bookplate removal. Howes P-89; Wagner-Camp 70. Tiny tears at head and tail of rear joint, extremities a little rubbed and frayed, minor foxing, mostly marginal, map with two-inch tear at one edge, repaired on verso with tape, but a very good complete copy, with nothing approaching a fatal defect. This early account of exploring the Pacific Northwest is complete with the oft-missing map engraved by M. M. Peabody, described by Graff as "the earliest map of the Oregon interior with a pretense to accuracy." In 1835, Presbyterian missionary Samuel Parker (1779-1886) travelled in the footsteps of Lewis and Clark to scout locations for missions that would bring Christianity to the Indian tribes of the Northwest. He left St. Louis in 1835, and joined a party from Astoria Fur Company in Council Bluffs, crossing the Black Hills and the Rocky Mountains, then proceeding along the Columbia River to Walla Walla and on to Fort Vancouver. He toured the Oregon Coast and Willamette Valley, before finally sailing to Hawaii and Tahiti before returning to Boston by Cape Horn. Along the way, he made a careful record of flora, fauna, geology, and natural history, in addition to his observations on the Indian tribes he encountered. There are tables of meteorological data, and lists of vocabulary for four Indian languages. The large folding map shows an area extending from the Dakotas to the Pacific, extending as far south as the Great Salt Lake, and north into Canada. Wagner-Camp calls it "the earliest [map] to obtain circulation which contains reliable information as to the interior of Oregon Territory."

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        1838 Manuscript Music Book 174 used Pages

      This is a very nice early book of Manuscript Music, belonging to a Louisa Lister-Kaye signed and dated 1838 at the front of the book, containing 174 used pages of mostly music, with some occasional manuscript pages of song lyrics, a landscape leather bound volume measuring 12 inches by 9.5 inches approx. containing some of the most well-known scores of the day, Waltz's, Polkas, Spanish Bolero, etc, there is a full list given at rear, all the earlier pages are numbered, unfortunately some of those pages have been removed over the years, but book is generally intact, leather binding worn with some cracking to joints, binding weakened but holding, a fine collection of hand written musical scores from the early half of the nineteenth century ( five multi image pictures uploaded, please click on the listing to view ) Book is large and heavy, overseas shipping costs with be higher than the basic standard quote

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        Narrative of James Williams, an American slave [caption title]

      - [New York: American Anti-Slavery Society, 1838]. 8pp. (single sheet, folded twice). Water stain in upper and lower margins, horizontal fold. Anti-Slavery Examiner, no. 6.

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        An archive of original materials retained by Major General Henry Spencer Palmer which relate to his command of the British Expedition to observe the transit of Venus, Christchurch, New Zealand, 1874. 

      Henry Spencer Palmer was born in Bangalore, India in 1838. He was schooled in England and admitted to the Royal Military Academy, Woolwich, in January 1856. In December he was gazetted to a Lieutenant in the Royal Engineers and entered the School of Military Engineering at Chatham in January 1857. Upon recommendation from the Royal Astronomer, Palmer was given charge of the British expedition to observe the transit of Venus in New Zealand in 1874. The transit, which occurs approximately every century, was last observed by Europeans in New Zealand by those under the command of Captain James Cook as part of the Endeavour voyage. The 1874 transit would be observed by a number of parties sent by different nations, the main ones being the French, American, British and German, who established eight observatories between them on the peri-Antarctic islands. Palmer would be assisted on the voyage by a number of Royal Engineers including Leonard Darwin, son of Charles Darwin, mentioned in a number of the documents in the present archive. The British set up their observatory at Burnham, near Christchurch. 'Their principal astronomical instruments were a 15.2-cm (6-in) Simms equatorial, a transit telescope (also by Simms), a Dallmeyer photoheliograph, a small azimuth instrument and an astronomical clock. With the instruments came prefabricated equatorial, photoheliograph, transit and altazimuth huts' (Orchison). Unfortunately due to cloud cover, most of the various parties' observations were unsuccessful in recording details of the transit, however some important scientific observations were drawn from the synthesis of results from the various parties as well as permanent observatories in Melbourne and other locations. 'The 1874 transit of Venus also marked a milestone in New Zealand astronomy as it was the first time that this nation was party to a major international astronomical venture. Despite far from cooperative weather, New Zealand did play a part in pinning down the solar parallax and this in turn encouraged local and international astronomers to use New Zealand as a base for observations of the 1882 transit. In the following three decades there were important developments in New Zealand astronomy, and many of these can be traced back to the two transits of Venus.' - Orchison. Palmer would later be responsible for major engineering projects in Hong Kong and Japan. He married a Japanese woman, Uta Saito, in 1890, with whom he had a daughter. He died in Tokyo in 1893. Contents of the archive: Palmer's letters of instruction from the Admiralty Office, bound in paper wrappers with manuscript title Admiralty, which include a manuscript letter dated 18th May 1874, acknowledging Palmer's command of one of the British parties to observe the transit of Venus and his appointment as Chief Astronomer to the station at Christchurch, New Zealand. Also included are letters from the Director of Transports, Admiralty regarding the shipment of stores to New Zealand; and the Accountant-General of the Navy, regarding an advance of pay to Palmer and Darwin. Equipment inventory, manuscript (6 leaves), headed Stationery. New Zealand inscribed on first leaf 'Twenty-five pages of lists of instruments & stores supplied to the New Zealand Expedition & taken charge of by Major Palmer R. E. Compared with the Astronomer Royal's copy'. An index lists stationery, books, stores and instruments, this inventory is for the stationery and stores and is annotated with which equipment was used and which was returned. Manuscript letter, 2 pages, signed Jean Jacques Anatole Bouquet de La Grye (Chief Astronomer of the French expedition to Campbell Island), written on party letterhead (Passage de Venus sur le soleil. Mission d l'ile Campbell); [January, 1875]. Bouquet thanks Palmer for furnishing him with some of the observations relating to the transit made at the Christchurch observatory, and aks that some additional calculations be sent to his party at Auckland before they depart for San Francisco on 21 January. He explains that, although some observation of the event had been possible, the French party had experienced bad luck on the day of the transit, with the cloud cover being too thick to allow any attempt to photograph it. As a result, the French observations were to be regarded, lamentably, as incomplete. Manuscript letter, 4 pages, signed C. H. F. Peters (Chief Astronomer of the United States transit party to Queenstown) to Major Palmer, sent from Queenstown, Otago, dated Nov. 12, 1874, containing detailed plans to co-ordinate their observations of the transit. Manuscript letter, 2 pages, signed Robert L. Ellery (Victorian Government Astronomer) to Major Palmer, sent from the Melbourne Observatory, dated Nov. 5, 1874, stating the Ellery has sent Palmer the latest star lists and catalogues from Melbourne (where available) and mentioning the plans of the American party in Tasmania. Manuscript letter, 3 pages, signed Robert L. Ellery (Victorian Government Astronomer) to Major Palmer, sent from the Melbourne Observatory, dated January 26, 1875, reporting that most of the parties' observations across the Southern Hemishere were fairly unsuccessful, perhaps except for the Sydney party, which enjoyed fairer weather, and detailing the plans of the American parties. The observations made in Melbourne during the transit, which at the time had the largest telescope in the world, would be some of the most detailed recorded. Transit of Venus. December 9th, 1874. Hutt Observatory. Original drawing, signed by John Kelleher, with a clipping from the New Zealand Times, Wellington, December 12, 1874, and a small manuscript note by Palmer about the Dunedin observatory's position in relation to the Hutt Observatory. Transit of Venus Cuttings. Blank book with newspaper clippings dating from 1873 - 74 relating to the expedition, including a lengthy article signed by Palmer, presumably in acknowledgement of authorship. Manuscript notes, 2 pages, (in Palmer's hand?), dated March 1873, relating to calculations made by astronomer Richard Proctor of the duration time for the transit, based on the application of the methods of Halley and Deliste. Also included in the archive are original materials relating to Palmer's early military education and other scientific work: Project for the Demolition of Nantwich Bridge by Lieut. Palmer R.E. Manuscript, pp. [12], in secretarial column, two small diagrams, dusty. Inscribed in another hand 'Referred to Capt. Noble / H. Sandham / Col. R. Engr. / Director / 2 Dec. 1857'. An assignment project by Palmer while studying at the Royal Engineers Establishment, Chatham. Astronomical observations by Lieut. Palmer R. E. (cover title). [Chatham, U.K.? : the author, 1858]. Folio, gilt-lettered cloth (stained), pp. 32 printed lithographically (in reproduction of manuscript) on blue paper, rectos only (one double page), a series of rules for determining astronomical observations (including transits), the final page reading 'Observed lunar distances, Southampton, March 23rd 1858 (8.30 P.M.). Lithographically printed book made by Palmer while studying at the Royal Engineers Establishment, Chatham. We cannot trace another copy. Ordnance & Indian Surveys Cuttings. Exercise book, titled in manuscript on front wrapper, with newspaper cuttings from various regional newspapers, dated between 1871 and November 1873. The cuttings relate to the Ordnance Survey of Great Britain (where Palmer worked from 1864 - 1874) and the Indian Topographical Survey. The archive presented here is a valuable record of the activities of the chief scientists in command of the various expeditions sent to observe the transist of Venus in 1874 and includes original and unpublished observations and comments by the astronomers. See further : Orchiston, W. The 1874 transit of Venus: New Zealand's first foray into international astronomy. Contained in : Journal of the Royal Society of New Zealand. Volume 42, 2012 - Issue 2: The Transit of Venus, pp. 145 - 152 Provenance : Bloomsbury Auctions, London, 17th September 2015, sale 36183, lot 89.

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        Dettagli sopra la giovine Esquimaude giunta in Francia il 27 Luglio 1827 in compagnia degli Indiani-Osagi venuti dall'America e presentati a S. M. Carlo X. nel suo Palazzo Reale di S. Cloud il 15 Agosto 1827 e che Il. Sig. Paganini espone alla pubblica vista. Compendio della nascita e costumi di questa giovine Esquimaude ed altre particolarita' degne dell' osservazione del pubblico.

      [Cover title: L'Esquimade vivente.] Torino : Tipografia Eredi Bianco e Comp., 1838. Octavo, original green printed wrappers (stitching a little loose, a trifle dog-eared), woodcut frontispiece illustration of the young female Inuit, pp 16; internally clean and sound, a good copy. This scarce pamphlet - a wonderful example of the nineteenth century European public's fascination with travelling exhibitions of ethnological curiosities - gives a contemporary account of the extraordinary European tour of a young Inuit girl, Azil. Azul (although in this pamphlet her name is spelled in error, Avil) was apparently a native of Greenland, but when out hunting with her parents when a small child, found herself shipwrecked and taken in by the Osage Indians on the banks of the Missouri. She was then 'adopted' by the fur trader Captain Hunt, who took her under his wing and for the new few years travelled with him, as well as living with him in Louisiana. Together with six members of the Osage tribe, Azil was then brought to France by Captain Hunt, arriving on July 27 1827, the young girl then beginning her extensive 'tour' of Europe under the care of the Italian promoter, Signor Paganini, which lasted from 1827 until 1843. The young Eskimo was exhibited in courts, salons and scientific cabinets, and apparently also starred in a stage play in which she appeared as herself with a troupe of actors. Divided into three parts, the pamphlet provides a description of the girl, an account of how she found herself in Europe, and concludes with a paen to her "protector", Signor Paganini, a noted impresario. It is stressed in the pamphlet that the Inuit girl travelled everywhere in Europe of her own free will - that she was not part of a "human zoo", in other words. According to Francesca Bertino (see below), no statement to this effect appeared in earlier versions of the pamphlet that were printed in various languages: its inclusion in the 1838 Torino and subsequent editions must have been in response to criticism of Paganini's modus operandi. For a fuller account see, Francesca Bertino, The Exhibition of Otherness. The travels of an Eskimo and her impresario in Francy, Italy and the Hapsburg Empire (2014) OCLC locates a single copy in North American collections (Yale University Library); a copy of the 1839 Napoli edition is held in the New York Public Library.

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        Chinese Repository, Vol. VI. May 1837, to April 1838.

      Canton: For the Proprietors, 1838. viii, 608 pp. This periodical was published in Canton by Protestant missionaries, notably Elijah Coleman Bridgeman, between 1832 and 1851. These early volumes are of particular interest because they document the increasingly troubled years leading up to the First Opium War in 1839. In fact, this volume includes several letters and articles on the opium trade, including an early publication, if not the first in English, of the Chinese Edicts Against the Opium Trade that very quickly led to the war. Also, statistics of American trade, Chinese vocabularies, missionary work, social conditions, politics, the British presence, current events, the Chinese written language, and frequent reports from Rev. Peter Parker's ophthalmic hospital in Canton. This copy lacks pp. 97-105 (an article on the Dyaks of Borneo and the mission there, according to the Index). It is otherwise complete and in very good condition, bound in original cloth with worn spine label.

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        A natural history of the birds of New South Wales, collected, engraved and faithfully painted after nature. By John William Lewin, A.L.S., late of Paramatta, New South Wales. New and improved edition, to which is added a list of the synonymes of each species, incorporating the labours of T. Gould, Esq., N. A. Vigors, Esq., T. Horsfield, M.D., and W. Swainson, Esq.

      A fine example, in original condition, of one of the rarest illustrated works of Australian natural history. London : Henry H. Bohn, 1838. Folio, original publisher's binding of quarter crushed morocco, spine lettered in gilt 'Lewin's Birds of New Holland', green cloth covered boards, yellow endpapers, pp [iv], 26 etched plates with original gouache hand-colouring, interleaved with accompanying letterpress text. The naturalist and natural history artist John William Lewin arrived in New South Wales in 1800. Under the patronage of Governor King he was able to sketch and collect specimens in uncharted and exotic locations. He was allowed to join expeditions to the Hunter and to Bass Strait, as well as to make a voyage to Tahiti. His first collection of copperplate engravings, The Natural History of Lepidopterous Insects of New South Wales, was published by his brother Thomas in London in 1805. Lewin probably completed the copperplates for his Birds of New South Wales some time in 1805, and The Birds of New Holland, with their Natural History was published, again by Thomas Lewin, in London in 1808. Only six copies of this work are known to be extant, all of these, including the copy given to George III, having been distributed in London. For reasons unknown - possibly fire or loss at sea - the shipment of several dozen copies destined for colonial subscribers never arrived in Sydney. In the wake of this disappointment, Lewin decided to compile a colonial version of The Birds of New Holland. Without access to the original plates, which were in London, and deciding to undertake the authorship of the text to accompany the plates, Lewin was compelled to commence the venture completely anew. Making use of various earlier state plates the colonial edition, printed and bound by George Howe, eventually appeared in 1813. The Birds of New South Wales with their Natural History is recognised as the first illustrated book published in Australia, and contains some of the first engravings printed in New South Wales (Wantrup, Australian rare books 1788-1900, p.278, who refers to the eight known complete copies of this phenomenal rarity, describing the first edition as "virtually unprocurable"). A third edition of A natural history of the birds of New South Wales was published in 1822, with some of the plates printed on paper watermarked "1825". This finely coloured volume is the fourth edition of 1838, revised by Gould, Vigors and Horsfield, presenting the birds highlighted with striking and bold gouache in contrast to the duller watercolour of the 1822 edition. In 1875 Quaritch published a fifth edition. All editions of Lewin's Birds are rare and desirable, with the 1822 and 1838 editions being the earliest realistically obtainable, both fine Australian colourplate books but quite different in their presentation of the birds.

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