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        Eigenh. Brief mit U.

      Graz, 4. I. 1838. - 2½ SS. auf Doppelblatt. 4to. An den Sänger Ludwig Cramolini (1805-1884): "Sie werden sich gewiß verwundern von mir einen Brief zu erhalten aber ich hoffe Sie werden ihn nicht mit Mißvergnügen lesen. Die Ursache meines Schreibens werden Sie sogleich erfahren; nehmlich, ich verlasse die Gratzer Bühne, weil ich mich mit Dirck. Pellet in Hinsicht der Gage nicht einigen konnte. Ist Ihre Freundschaft keine gewöhnliche theatralische, welche sogleich wieder geschieden wenn man sich trennt, sondern eine reelle, woran ich nicht zweifle, so könnten Sie mich auf mein Leben lang verbinden! Bey Ihrer [.] Beliebtheit überall, würde es Ihnen nicht schwer werden mir irgendwo ein Gastspiel zu verschaffen, woraus ein Engagement hervorgehen könnte [.] Unsere Oper steht sehr schlecht keine Tenoristen und ist nicht mehr zum Aushalten [.]". - Pichler stammte aus Sachsenburg in Oberkärnten und begann nach seiner Ausbildung durch den Kapellmeister Ott in Graz seine Bühnenkarriere 1842 in Preßburg. - Bl. 2 mit zwei Siegelausschnitten (geringf. Textverlust); mit kleinen Randläsuren.

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat INLIBRIS Gilhofer Nfg. GmbH]
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        THE NEW DOMESTIC COOKERY, or the Housewife's Sure Guide; Containing Complete Instructions for Cooking every description of Viands with Cheapness and Elegance

      Derby, Thomas Richardson; Simpkin, Marshall and Co., London, no date, circa 1838.. FIRST EDITION circa 1838, pamphlet, approximately 185 x 100 mm, 7¼ x 4 inches, folding hand coloured frontispiece, pages: [1-3], 4-24, lacks the printed wrappers, rebound in modern quarter calf, gilt lettered label and gilt rules to spine, marbled boards with dividing gilt rule, new endpapers. A  little age-browning and spotting throughout, otherwise a very good copy of a scarce cookery pamphlet, mostly on meat and fish with a few recipes for puddings. The title page gives references to the various illustrations on the frontispiece. See William Cagle,  A Matter of Taste, page 647. No.897.  MORE IMAGES ATTACHED TO THIS LISTING. POSTAGE AT COST.

      [Bookseller: Roger Middleton]
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        Proposed Plan for Improving Dover Harbour, by an Extension of the South Pier Head, etc. Also, Copious Extracts from Various Authors in Support of the Plan, and Shewing the Importance of Dover Harbour from the Time of the First Construction. Together with Practical Observations and Illustrations [Signed]

      Printed by W. Batcheller, King's Arms Library, Dover First edition 1838. First edition contemporary tooled dark green calf, gilt title and border to upper panel, gilt cross bands to spine, diamond gilt motif and border to lower panel, marble end papers. 10¼" x 6¼" 174pp. SIGNED by the author to additional leaf. Seven plates as called for with the exception of plates [ii and vii] are fold-out and linen backed : [i] Frontispiece Plan of Dover in the reign of Elizabeth. [ii] West view of breakwater and apron, shewing the position of the culverts. [iii] East view of breakwater, piers, and sea wall at high water. [iv] Dover harbour shewing the improvements. [v] Plan of Dover harbour and Castle jetty. [vi] Elevation of store houses in the sea wall next to the proposed addition to basin and elevation of sea wall and platform battery. [vii] Plan of Landing Stairs and parapet wall. Seven additional tipped-in plates preceding frontispiece are all fold-out and linen backed. [i] Print of one of the earliest Plans of Dover. It represents the Town, Castle, and Harbour, in the time of King Henry the Eighth, when the sea washed the cliff behind Sandgate Street. The Spire of St. John's Church, [demolished in 1537,] is distinctly visible behind the Hills on the Canterbury Road, and the remains of a Spire are also apparent on the Maison Dieu. The building on the heights to the left of the Roman Pharos, nearly in a line with Archcliff Chapel, was in olden time the house of the Knights Templars. The original Drawing, which is unique, is preserved amongst the Cotton Manuscripts in the British Museum: It is upwards of six feet long, and forms one of the greatest topographical rarities connected with the early History of the County of Kent. [ii] A Plan of Dover in the Reign of Queen Elizabeth. [iii] 21" x 16" Rob Havell & Son engraving of the 'View of Dover from the South Pier Head.' [iv] 10" x 15½" Drawn from nature and on stone by T. S. Cooper 'View of Dover Pier and Castle Cliffs, from the Stone Head.' [v] 10" x 14½" Drawn by E. Stock on stone by A. Picken 'View of Dover Harbour , Western Heights, Shakespeare's Cliff, etc. from the sea.' [vi] 'Dover Pier and Harbour from the Heights.' [vii] 5½" x 4' 10" six section folding panorama with tiny text below detailing: Folkestone, Shakespeare's Cliff, Archcliff Fort, Stone Head, Military Hospital, Harbour Entrance, Amherst Battery, Barracks, Redoubt, Esplanade, Theatre, Waterloo Crescent, Baths, Marine Parade, Guildford Battery, Prospect Place, East Cliff Place and Jetty, Signal Station, and South Foreland. Some foxing and staining to plates, general rubbing and soiling to exterior, 25 mm cracking to spine tip, hinges starting. Member of the P.B.F.A.

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

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

      [Bookseller: Kaaterskill Books, ABAA/ILAB]
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        A Toutes les Personnes qui ont des Capitaux a perdre

      Altkolorierte Lithographie von Honoré Daumier bei Aubert, Paris um 1838. 25x22 cm. - Hazard / Delteil 1008 - Kat. Sammlung Horn 71 - Caricaturana 20. An alle, die Kapital zu verlieren haben ... Robert Macaire hält einen großen bedruckten Papierbogen in Händen, von dem er vorliest, neben ihm sein Gehilfe Bertrand, der sich vor Lachen darüber krümmt. "Er jongliert mit Begriffen aus dem Aktiengeschäft, um seine Kompetenz anzudeuten, entlarvt sich aber selbst, indem er das Aktienkapital verschlungen (verbraucht) hat. Interessant sind für Robert Macaire vor allem das Aktiengeschäft und die Werbung." (Slg. Horn).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.

      [Bookseller: Wenner Antiquariat]
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        Exploitation du Suicide

      Altkolorierte Lithographie von Honoré Daumier bei Aubert, Paris um 1838. 24.5x22.5 cm. - Hazard / Delteil 1049 - Kat. Sammlung Horn 70ff. vgl. - Caricaturana No. 59. "Ausnutzung des Selbstmords. Sie haben recht, Tante, ich bin ein Lump, ein Draufgänger, ein Nichtsnutz, ich habe keinen Groschen mehr, ich werde mir eine Kugel durch den Kopf jagen! - Unglücklicher, was sagst Du da? - Ja, ich will sterben ... - Nein, nein! ich zahle Deine Schulden und gebe Dir alles, was ich besitze ... bring Dich nicht um! - Tante, nur Ihretwegen gehorche ich, denn ich bin des Lebens überdrüssig ... (Hereingefallen, Tante)." Robert Macaire hat sich mit vorgeblich verzweifelter Miene von seiner um ihn besorgten Tante abgewendet.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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        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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        Railroadiana. A New History of England, or Picturesque, Biographical, Historical, Legendary and Antiquarian Sketches Descriptive of the Vicinity of the Railroads, First Series. with a Map and Illustrations London and Birmingham Railway

      London: Simpkin, Marshall and Co., Stationers' Court, 1838. Green/gilt embossed boards, minor edgewear, spine professionally restored. All Color maps and illustrations intact. Introduction viii, Harrow. 216 pgs. Appendix Index List of Illustrations. mild foxing. Rare OCLC finds 12 copies held.. First Edition. Decorative Cloth. Very Good. 12mo - over 6¾" - 7¾" tall. Railroads.

      [Bookseller: Open Door Books]
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        Der Humorist. Jahrgänge 2, 4, 5, und 7 (1838-1843) in 4 voluminösen Bänden.,

      Wien, (Grund), 1838 - 1843. - 30 x 23 cm. jahrgang 1838: 888 Seiten + "Allgemeiner Weltkurier" 156 S. + 3 getönte lithogr. Bildbeilagen. - Jahrgang 1840: 1078 Seiten und 5 (meist gefalteten) getönten Bildbeilagen. - Jahrgang 1841: 1068 Seiten und 5 (3 gefaltet) getönten Bildbeilagen. - Jahrgang 1843: 1056 Seiten. *Bekanntes humoristisches Organ des Vormärz bzw. der Wiener Biedermeierzeit. Hier 4 vollständige Jahrgänge inklusive der meist fehlenden lithographierten Beilagen (Jg. 1843 enthielt offenbar keine Beilagen). Diese (meist doppelblattgroßen) Tafeln enthalten bissige bis witzige politische und zeitbezogene Karikaturen in getönter Lithographie in eindruckvoller künstlerischer Qualität. - Diese Bildbeiagen sind meist nur im Graphikhandel wieder zu finden. - Insgesamt sauber und sehr gut erhalten, nur gelegentlich mit leichter Altersbräunung, Einbanddeckel teils leicht berieben. - [weitere Fotos auf Anfrage verfügbar]. ***Wenn Sie am gleichen Tag 2 oder mehr Bücher bei uns bestellen, erfolgt der Versand (innerhalb der Europäischen Union) kostenfrei für die gesamte Lieferung*** Sprache: de Gewicht in Gramm: 9000 Uniforme Halblederbände der Zeit mit Rückenvergoldung und marmorierten Deckeln.

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Braun]
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        Alice; or The Mysteries: A Sequel to "Ernest Maltravers"

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

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        Sur l'emploi de l'instrument des passages pour la détermination des positions géographiques. A l'usage des officiers de l'étât-major-général en Russie, par F.G.W. Struve

      Saint Petersburg: Académie Impériale des Sciences., 1838. [On the Use of the Transit Instruments for the Determination of Geographical Positions. For use by Officers of the State in Russia, by F.G.W. Struve] Translation of Struve's German work into French, by Alexandre Schyanoff. 4to. vi, 93 pages, plus 3 folding plates and single leaf errata. Bound in green continental paper boards with gilt titled label to spine. Near fine condition and very crisp. An early treatise on the transit telescope, consisting of detailed theory and instruction for use of the apparatus, as set forth by renowned astronomer Struve while he was teaching at the Dorpat observatory in Estonia. With 3 diagrams for illustration. This is the original French translation - expanded and augmented with new material - of a separately printed pamphlet by Struve, published in German Language in St. Petersburg 1833. This french edition evidences formulae corrections by the author and also a new comparisons beween transit instruments devised and built by Troughton and by Ertel. A fascinating work revealing scientific advance in the making of instruments which would revolutionize navigation. Quite rare as COPAC only finds 15 copies in Libraries Worldwide. .

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        JOURNALS OF THE SPECIAL COUNCIL OF THE PROVINCE OF LOWER CANADA

      Montreal. 1838-40.. Five volumes (of six). 100,[30]; 6,[21]; 105,[10]; 161,[78]; [20],222,[130]pp. Quarto. Later cloth, red and black gilt morocco labels. Moderate soiling on covers, library labels at toe of spines. Uniform light toning. Perforated library stamps on titlepages, occasional additional library markings. First twenty pages of last volume in typescript facsimile. Overall very good. Lacks the sixth volume. An important collection of Canadian laws as passed by the Special Council of Lower Canada from 1838 to 1840. When the Patriot Uprising of 1838 caused Canadian officials to suspend the 1791 constitution (which had divided Canada into the Upper and Lower Provinces, each with their own legislature) and establish martial law, the provincial judiciary assumed administrative control in the form of the Special Council. The Special Council continued in an administrative capacity until the Union Act of 1840, which reunited the provinces with a single legislature. A fundamental cause of the Patriot Uprising was the ambiguous extent of judiciary power; based on the reign of the Special Council (recorded in detail here), judicial powers were more clearly defined via the Union Act. TPL calls for six volumes bound in three. The present set features each volume bound separately, lacking the sixth volume. The large portions of unnumbered pages at the end of each contain sessional papers, appendices, and indices. Key insight into a tumultuous period of Canadian legal history. The journals were also issued in French. OCLC locates only five copies, none of which appear to be complete. TPL 2173. GAGNON I:1830. OCLC 12010933, 63013527.

      [Bookseller: William Reese Company - Americana]
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        THE LOGS OF THE FIRST VOYAGE, MADE WITH THE UNCEASING AID OF STEAM, BETWEEN ENGLAND AND AMERICA, BY THE GREAT WESTERN, OF BRISTOL, LIEUT. JAMES HOSKIN, R.N., COMMANDER ... ALSO AN APPENDIX AND REMARKS BY CHRISTOPHER CLAYTON

      Bristol: Printed at the Mirror Office by John Taylor, [1838].. vi,76,[1]pp. plus errata slip, folding chart of the route, and note slip inserted after p.vi. Octavo. Original printed wrappers, bound up in 19th century calf and marbled boards. Wrappers mounted, lower blank forcorner of title restored, binding a bit rubbed and scraped, but a very good copy. First edition. Inscribed on the upper wrapper: "With Captain Hoskin[']s compliments to Mr. King - 7 August 1838." The Great Western was a wood- hull paddle-wheel steamship designed by Isambard K. Brunel, and built expressly for the purpose of trans- Atlantic passage. This work documents her maiden voyage. In a race with the Irish Steam packet Sirius, the Great Western departed Bristol on 4 April, four days behind the Sirius, and although the Sirius arrived one day ahead of the Great Western, it did so only by the crew having to burn furniture, and a mast and other fixtures when they ran low on coal. The Great Western arrived with a comfortable surplus of 200 tons. The Great Western continued sailing the trans- Atlantic route on a regular basis until 1846, when, after 45 crossings, its company went out of business and the ship was sold to the Royal Mail Steam Packet Company.

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        The Hackney Magazine and Parish Reformer: November 1833-Feb 1838 [All Published]

      Hackney 1838 - Description: Vols 1 and 2, bound in a single volume. Subjects: Poor law and poverty. Charities. Social conditions -Great Britain -19th Century. Very good copy in the original calf over marble boards. Gilt cross-bands with gilt-blocked titling. Minor, generalized wear to the bands and panel edges. Remains uncommonly well-preserved overall; tight, bright, clean and strong. 1 Kg. 0 pp. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        The Post-Office London Directory, for 1838, Being a List of the Merchants, Traders, &c. of London, and Paris Adjacent

      London: Simpkin & Marshall, 1838 827, 180 p. 18 cm. The Thirty-ninth edition. No map. Map issued separately. Cloth hardcover. Binding rebacked with most of the original spine label reapplied. Some discolouration on boards from previous tape. Hinges tape repaired internally. Recent bookplate removed but with "E. Emery London" written in its place. Some foxing to endpapers. An occasional spot, stain, or pressed flower. A neat and attractive little book. Only copies in COPAC are from the British Library and V&A Libraries. There are very few pre-1850 London Directories available on the market. Includes: lists of the Lord Mayor and Court of Aldermen; London bankers; country bankers; public notaries; London and country newspapers; army and navy agents; fire and life insurance offices; London, West India, & East India Dock companies; foreign ministers; general information relating to the Post-Office, Including the Last Rates of Postage, Regulations of the Twopenny Post-Office, &c. Also the London street directory, from Rachel Aarons & Son to Zuletta & Co. Handy list of the postage of a single letter from London to various foreign parts.

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        Des maladies mentales considerées sous les rapports médical, hygiénique et médico-legal . Accompagees de 27 planches gravees.

      chez J.-B. Balliere, Brussels 1838 - Des maladies mentales considerées sous les rapports médical, hygiénique et médico-legal . Accompagees de 27 planches gravees. Paris, London, Leipzig: chez J.-B. Balliere, 1838 [edition Bruxelles]. 4to. 2 volumes of text (240x159 mm); 1 atlas volume of plates (225x148 mm). vi, [2], 393 [3]; vi, 380 pp. including half titles, atlas with 27 engraved plates by Ambroise Tardieu [26] or Le Blanc [1], one plate folding, each plate with a manuscript caption below. Original gray publishers wrappers (paper cracked and chipped at spine), pages untrimmed and partially unopened, light foxing to text and plates, occasional minor soiling and browning of leave margins, old library stamp to titles of text volumes, old paper shelf mark labels to spine of text volumes. Provenance: Library of Jesuit Seminary, Lyon ("Sem. Prov. Lug. S.J. Bibl. Prof."). An excellent, unsophisticated and wide-margined copy of the rare Brussels printing, unusual in this state with the original wrappers present. ----- Garrison-Morton 4929; cf. Heirs of Hippocrates 766 (Brussels imprint); Hunter-Macalpine pp.731-738; Norman 726; cf. Waller 2817; Wellcome II, p.531. FIRST EDITION OF THE FIRST MODERN TEXTBOOK OF PSYCHIATRY. This is the much rarer Brussels edition printed in smaller font size and published at the same time as the Paris-London-Leipzig printing (with no priority of issue established). In this comprehensive work, Esquirol, the most eminent pupil of the pioneer Philippe Pinel (1745-1826), "summarized the experience gained over a lifetime of observation and treatment of mental illness' pioneered the use of statistical methods for studies of insanity, and established an accurate terminology and a careful typology of the various forms of mental illness, all based on clinical observations. "He was the first to distinguish between hallucinations and illusions, and between dementia and idiocy; he also provided the classic definition of paresis, coined the term 'monomania' (a concept foreshadowing the modern view of schizophrenia) and distinguished certain depressive states ('lypemanias') from other psychoses" (Norman). The delicately engraved plates which constitute the atlas depict various mental patients (whose illness is specified in the table of plates). [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

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        Constantinople and the Scenery of the Seven Churches of Asia Minor Illustrated in a Series of Drawings From Nature. First and Second Series (2 Volumes)

      Fisher, Son & Co, 1838-01-01. Hardcover. Good. 2 volumes, complete. 4to. Publisher's brown cloth. Hardcover. Solid binding. Two pieces of spine cloth chipped off at head and tail of vol. 2. 100 p., [51] leaves of plates. : ill., maps ; 29 cm. Foxing throughout. Turkish empire illustrated.

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        Notes d'un voyage en Auvergne.

      Librairie De H. Fournier 1838 - In-8 ( 215 X 135 mm ) de 414 pages, demi-chagrin rouge, dos à nerfs orné de filets dorés. Planche dépliante en frontispice. Rousseurs, bon exemplaire de l'édition originale. edition-originale Litterature

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        NICKOLAUS NICKLEBY.

      LEIPZIG, LIEFERUNGEN, LONDON. 1838 - Dickens, Charles. Nickolaus Nickleby. (Libro en alemán original de la época). Leipzig, Lieferungen, London, 1838-39. 1ª edición Firsth edition. Características: Pasta dura en plena piel de la época. En excelente estado. Los cantos están limpios y el papel en excelente estado. Contiene 39 ilustraciones de gran belleza de PHIZ (artista de la época). . 532 p. (17. 5 x 12). Peso: 650 grs. [Attributes: First Edition]

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        THE HAWAIIAN SPECTATOR. Conducted by an Association of Gentlemen

      Honolulu. 1838-1839.. Two volumes bound as one, eight numbers in all. viii,440pp. plus two folding maps and folding table; viii,494pp. Contemporary three-quarter calf and marbled boards, spine gilt, leather label. Very minor wear to extremities, spine beginning to crack down the center. Later inscription in ink on front pastedown. Scattered foxing. Tears repaired on two plates; one map with clean cut along fold. Very good. A complete run of this rare Hawaiian periodical, the first attempt at a literary and topical quarterly in that part of the world. It contains much of interest on Hawaii and the Pacific of the period. The first volume contains various articles relating to Hawaiian history, linguistics, and ethnography, as well as the missionary effort there. Also included is an "Account of the Russians on Kauai" by Samuel Whitney; "Sketch of Christmas Island" by Capt. George Benson (accompanied by an engraved map of the island made at the Lahainaluna Press); a similar article on Ocean Island with a map prepared in the same fashion; and "Introduction of the Gospel to Northwest America" by Hiram Bingham (providing a long discussion of the Whitman and Spaulding mission). The second volume contains a similar miscellany of articles concerning Hawaii and its peoples, as well as J.J. Jarves' "Overland Journey in Central America"; and a description of the voyage of the French frigate, L'Artemise, to Hawaii, and the imperialist saber-rattling by which it was accompanied. The larger part of the second volume, however, is devoted to the serial publication of A BRIEF MEMOIR OF THE LIFE OF MR. DAVID DOUGLAS, WITH EXTRACTS FROM HIS LETTERS. This is a complete reprint, in effect the second edition, of a work originally published by Sir William Hooker in THE COMPANION TO THE BOTANICAL MAGAZINE in London in 1836. Robert Becker, in the latest edition of Wagner-Camp, errs in calling this a publication of the Douglas journal first published in 1914. It is actually the second edition of his entry 60. McKelvey is in error in stating that this is a partial printing of Hooker's work. It is a complete reprint. The errors of these two authorities suggest that they never saw this Hawaiian edition. Among bibliographers, only Howes gets it right. David Douglas was a distinguished botanist who made two trips to the Pacific Northwest under the sponsorship of the Horticultural Society, first in 1824-27 and again in 1829- 34. His collections and work there laid the foundation for botanical research in the region, and are justly celebrated and discussed at length in McKelvey. In 1834 he sailed to Hawaii to continue his research, but shortly after his arrival he fell in a pit dug to catch wild cattle and was gored to death by a bull which fell in on top of him. The journals of his second expedition were lost, but those of the first expedition he had left with his friend, Hooker, during his return to England in 1827-28, and those Hooker edited, with the addition of letters and biographical information. They were issued as the ...MEMOIR... and provide a detailed picture of Douglas' travels in Oregon, Washington, and northern California during his first trip. An important collection of data, combining Hawaiian material which appears nowhere else, Hawaiian engraved maps, Pacific items, and the Douglas journal in its rarest format. FORBES 1099. HOWES H624, "b." TWENEY 89, 15 (ref). WAGNER-CAMP 60 (note, but should be his 60:3). McKelvey, BOTANICAL EXPLORATION OF THE TRANSMISSISSIPPI WEST, pp.299-334. Coats, THE PLANT HUNTERS, pp.304-14.

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        [Plate] TAI-O-MAH, A Musquakee Brave [From HISTORY OF THE INDIAN TRIBES OF NORTH AMERICA]

      [Philadelphia: F.W. Greenough, 1838]. Printed and coloured at J.T. Bowen’s Lithographic Establishment. A beautifully lithographed colour plate reproduced from the original painting by Charles Bird King. Folio, image size roughly 14.6 by 8.6 inches, with captions beneath, printed on a folio sheet of rag paper measuring 20 by 14.5 inches. An original handcoloured PLATE FROM 'One of the most costly and important works ever published on the American Indians' -Field. The lithographs from McKenney and Hall’s HISTORY OF THE INDIAN TRIBES OF NORTH AMERICA are not only amongst the greatest hand-coloured American illustrated plates of the 19th century, but are also an American cultural treasure providing an historical record of the portraits of the chiefs, warriors and women of the various tribes. The lithographs are faithfully produced from original oil paintings either by Charles Bird King painted from life in his studio in Washington or reproduced by King from the watercolours of the famous frontier artist James Otto Lewis as well as a few other artists.

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        Memoirs of Joseph Grimaldi. Edited by "Boz"

      London: Richard Bentley, 1838. First edition, first issue with the plate "Last Song" without a border. 2 vols., 8vo. Portrait frontispiece of Grimaldi by W. Greatbatch after a painting by S. Raven and 12 plates by George Cruikshank. Original pink ribbon embossed cloth, spines lightly darkened, some foxing, contemporary ownership inscription on endpapers. Laid in a full crimson morocco dropbox by Stikeman. Eckles, p. 152-3 . With a one page autograph letter, signed ("J. Grimaldi"), tipped-in to vol. I, written May 18, 1837, shortly before his death on the 31st. Grimaldi declines to have his portrait painted, "I have for the present changed my mind relative to having my portrait painted -"

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        Memoirs of Joseph Grimaldi

      London: Richard Bentley, 1838 Edited by "Boz". With Illustrations by George Cruikshank. First edition, first issue lacking the grotesque border to the last plate of volume II, 36 pages of advertisements present in volume II. Finely bound in full red gilt stamped leather, with beautiful tooling to spine and board edges. Edges lightly worn and rubbed and the front hinges a bit tender.. 1st Edition. Hardcover. Very Good.

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        MEMOIRS OF JOSEPH GRIMALDI

      1838. Edited by "Boz." With Illustrations by George Cruikshank. In Two Volumes. London: Richard Bentley, 1838. 36 pp undated Vol II ads. Original pink cloth embossed with flowers, with gilt-decorated spines. First Edition of this early Dickens piece, worked on after OLIVER TWIST and before NICHOLAS NICKLEBY -- during the time leading up to his break with the publisher Bentley. There has been considerable controversy regarding just how much Dickens contributed to this book. We quote from Johnson's biography:~Bentley had acquired a life of the famous clown Grimaldi, long­windedly and clumsily arranged by Thomas Egerton Wilks from autobiographical notes. He [Bentley] proposed that Dickens revise it. Dickens stipulated that his name should appear only as editor, not as author, and demanded a minimum of 300 pounds and a half share of the profits after deduction of expenses, to which Bentley agreed. Dickens did no original writing, except for an introductory and possibly a concluding chapter. His revisions, mostly drastic abridgement, he dictated to his father, who vastly enjoyed his exalted office as amanuensis.~This copy is in the primary binding of pink cloth embossed with a floral design, with a clown in gilt holding the title on each spine. It also has the last plate in Vol II in the first state (without the "grotesque" border that was added around Cruikshank's plate -- the border was re­moved for the subsequent 1846 one-vol­ume edition). Condition is very good: as always the pink spines are a little faded, and there is some wear at the top of each spine; the original pale yellow endpapers are present and uncracked, and foxing of the plates is generally limited to the margins. Not bad at all for these very fragile volumes. Gimbel B64; Carr B599; Eckel pp 140-142; Johnson p. 242.

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        UNITED STATES EXPLORING EXPEDITIONS.

      - Voyage of the U.S. exploring squadron, commanded by Captain Charles Wilkes, of the United States Navy, in 1838, 1839, 1840, 1841, and 1842: together with explorations and discoveries made by Admiral D'Urville, Captain Ross, and other navigators and travellers; and an account of the expedition to the Dead Sea, under Lieutenant Lynch. Pp. 518(last blank)+[8](advertisements, last blank), 8 plates, engraved vignette title page with tissue guard, 1 full page illustration, 1 full page map; med. 8vo; rebound in modern dark brown textured cloth, the spine lettered in gilt; later endpapers, bookplate on upper pastedown, archival tape repair to small closed tear near bottom fore-corner pp. v/vi, several mainly light marginal water stains, scattered foxing and occasional slight soiling; James M. Alden, Auburn [New York], 1850. Early reprint, published in the same year as the first edition? See F. 10921a; Hill 884. *Chapter ten deals with Australia. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Furniture with Candelabra and Interior Decoration designed by R. Bridgens

      London: William Pickering, 1838 [plates watermarked 1845]. Small folio. (14 3/4 x 11 1/2 inches). Hand-coloured engraved title page, 2pp. letterpress list of plates, 58 hand-coloured engraved, etched and aquatinted plates (one double-page and assigned two numbers in the plate list, 5 by and after Bridgen, 22 by Shaw after Bridgen, and 31 unassigned). Contemporary plum cloth, neatly rebacked in green morocco, silver tooling to the spine and lettering to the spine label, late 19th- century paper label with manuscript title on upper cover, later endpapers. A finely-coloured copy of the second issue, of the first completed edition of this important early Victorian source work for furniture design in the Grecian, Elizabethan and Gothic styles. The first edition of this work is extremely rare and is known currently from the single incomplete copy in the RIBA British Architectural Library. It seems probable that the publication of this first edition, begun in 1825, was abandoned, and it was not until 1838 that the complete suite of plates was first published. The plate list is a little misleading as it runs from 1 to 60, but the work is complete as is: number 1 is the title, the double-page plate is numbered '53,54', the 57 single-page plates are numbered 2 - 52 and 55-60. Bridgens served as a pupil of George Bullock of Liverpool before trying to set up in business in Birmingham in the 1820s. The venture was not a great success, despite executing some interesting and avant-garde neo- Jacobean furniture designs for James Watt of Aston Hall, and Bridgens left England in 1825 for the West Indies. he stayed in Trinidad for seven years before returning to England, and in 1836 published his West Indian Scenery... from Sketches during a residence ... in Trinidad.. The present work followed, and seems to have been Bridgens final published work: the 1845 watermarks in the present example suggest that the complete work enjoyed some success: enough to warrant the publication of this second issue. The work includes furniture, fittings and occasional whole room treatments; the first group of plates are in the Grecian style and although historically interesting to the modern viewer would have been considered outmoded when they were published. The second group were much more modern and illustrate a mixture of original designs by Bridgens in the Elizabethan and Gothic styles, as well as examples of the original furniture, gathered from a number of sources. This section features a number of Bridgens' furniture designs in the Jacobean style for Aston Hall. It is interesting to note that Bridgens worked on these plates with the antiquarian Henry Shaw who went on to publish a number of similar works under his own name. Cf. British Architectural Library Early Printed Books 379 (and cf. 378 for the incomplete 1st edition); cf. Spelman 36:105

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        Four Years in Paraguay: Comprising an Account of that Republic, Under the Dictator Francia. In Two Volumes (with) Vol III. Francia's Reign of Terror. Being a Sequel to Letters on Paraguay

      Lon., 1838, 1839.. b/w frontispieces, folding hand colored map. First edition, with the first edition of the third volume which was printed a year later. Written as a series of letters from two Scottish merchants about the country - including coastal and river navigation - and about the political turmoil that occurred there as General Gaspar Francia ruthlessly carved out an independent Paraguay. “They contain some striking descriptions of the state of the country and of the curious events which were taking place. They were popular works in their day and left a strong impress upon popular opinion.” - Larned 4087. The authors were astute and sophisticated observers (one section is headed “Malthusian Economy”) who actually witnessed most of the events they report on. See also Sabin 71963, 71964. Beautifully bound by Riviere in Half morocco over boards, all edges gilt. A Fine set.

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        An Illustrated Atlas, Geographical Statistical, and Historical, of the United States, and the adjacent countries

      Philadelphia: E. S. Grant, [1838]. Folio. (19 1/2 x 15 3/4 inches). Hand- colored additional title engraved by James Archer, 39 hand-colored copper- engraved maps engraved by G. W. Boynton and others. Expertly bound to style in half brown morocco over contemporary embossed patterned cloth- covered boards, original leather label on the upper cover, marbled endpapers. A fine copy of "one of the first American general atlases to supplement the maps with lengthy geographical descriptions" (Ristow), with detailed maps of the 28 States, and including an excellent early map of the Republic of Texas. Martin and Martin, in their entry on Bradford's map of Texas, also note that "Bradford published a completely new atlas in 1838, in a larger format, and the map of Texas it contained was even more clearly patterned on [Stephen Fuller] Austin's [Map of Texas, published in Philadelphia in 1830]." It was one of the first maps of Texas as a Republic to appear in an atlas. The atlas is made up of a general map of North America, two maps of Canada, a folding map of the United States, 28 maps of States, a map of the Republic of Texas, a map of the islands of the Caribbean and five town-plans of eight U.S. cities (Washington, New Orleans, Louisville and Cincinnati on one sheet, and single sheet plans of Boston, New York, Philadelphia and Baltimore). Unlike many atlases of the period, the present work includes extensive text (170pp. in total). Each engraving is accompanied by explanatory articles on the history, economics and geography of the area, as well as a great deal of contemporary statistical information. Howes B701; Ristow, page 271; Sabin 7261; Le Gear L33; cf. Martin & Martin p.125; cf. Phillips Atlases 1381

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        Plantæ Javanicæ rariores, descriptæ iconibusque illustratæ, quas in insula Java, annis 1802-1818, legit et investigavit

      London: printed by Richard Taylor, for William H. Allen & Co., 1838-1852. 4 parts bound in one volume, 4to. (14 1/8 x 10 1/2 inches). Title in Latin, preliminary leaves, indices and postscript in English, text in Latin and English. Folding engraved map of Java by J. and C. Walker after Horsfield with his routes marked in red by hand, 50 engraved plates by J. Curtis and E. Weddell after C. and J. Curtis (47 hand-coloured [6 of these double-page], 3 uncoloured [1 of these double-page]). Plate XXIV trimmed touching image as usual). Contemporary English green half morocco over marbled paper-covered boards, spine expertly rebacked with original spine laid down, the original spine gilt in five compartments with semi-raised bands, lettered in the second and fourth compartments, marbled endpapers, gilt edges. A fine copy of this rare work on the most botanically interesting plants on the island of Java: this is the deluxe hand-coloured issue of this spectacular record of the findings of the first American to carry out scientific research in Southeast Asia This work was published in four parts over an unusually-extended period which has meant that complete copies are now rare. Lowndes notes that parts I-III were published at 5 guineas with the plates uncoloured. The deluxe issue with the plates hand- coloured as here cost 7 guineas. In addition, the present copy also includes an apparently unrecorded dedication leaf (dated 9 April 1852 acknowledging the patronage of the East India Company) which is not called for by any of the bibliographies cited below. Horsfield assembled his herbarium in Java between 1802 and 1819. Born in Pennsylvania, Horsfield first visited Java in 1800 shortly after qualifying as a doctor in Philadelphia. The astonishingly rich flora and fauna captured his imagination, and he returned as an employee of the Dutch East India Company, a post that allowed him to start his researches in 1802. The fall of Holland to the French gave the British an excuse to take over the Dutch overseas territories, and following the British capture of Java in 1811, Horsfield was able to obtain the patronage of the charismatic governor of the region: Sir Stamford Raffles. Horsfield travelled throughout the island observing not only the botanical, but also zoological and geological aspects of its natural history, and mapping it. Ill-health forced him to leave Java in 1819, and he accompanied his collections back to London. On his arrival in Britain, Horsfield handed the herbarium over to Robert Brown who "undertook the examination and arrangement" (prospectus, p. [v]) of the collection. Brown's work eventually showed that the herbarium included 2,196 distinct specimens: the importance of the collection was also recognised and it was therefore decided to publish detailed descriptions of the "more remarkable, new or imperfectly known plants" (prospectus, p. [v]). This work also fell to Brown, but the pressure of his numerous other projects meant that the publication was severely delayed. Brown was able to oversee the production of the beautiful plates, but then, with Horsfield's agreement, the job of writing and overseeing the rest of the work was passed on to Brown's assistant Bennett. He proved to be an admirable substitute and the final part was eventually published fifty years after Horsfield began his collection. Arnold Arboretum p.73; BM (NH) I, p. 135; Brunet III, 340; Great Flower Books p. 74; Lowndes II, p. 1122 (parts I-III only); Nissen BBI 934; Pritzel 613; Stafleu & Cowan 418.

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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.

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        ATLAS DES MÉMOIRES MILITAIRES

      - 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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        HISTOIRE DE LA CONQUÊTE DE L ANGLETERRE PAR LES NORMANDS de ses causes et de ses suites jusqu a nos jours, en Angleterre, en Ecosse, en Irlande et Sur le Continent. por. IV volúmenes

      - París. Imprimerie D ad. Everat et Comp. Just Tessier, Libraire-Ëditeur. 1838. Cuatro volúmenes. O.C. In 4º menor, 3h-456pp-7 lám. 3h-456pp-7 lám. 3h-447pp-9 lám. 3h-451pp-11 lám. Adornada con grabados litográficos sobre láminas fuera de texto conservando papel protector, todas las portadas grabadas xilográficas, capitulares ornamentales tambíen en madera. Pasta actual, tejuelo, buen papel de verjurado con barbas. Muy ligera señal de óxido. Buen ejemplar, con notas al texto a pie de página. Muy buena impresión y bonita tipografía, márgenes generosos. Auguste François Thierry, 1811-1864. Imagen en sitio virtual de MIMO Libros

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        MEDICAL ZOOLOGY AND MINERALOGY

      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.

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