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

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

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        Af en endnu levendes Papirer. Udgivet mod hans Villie af S. Kjerkegaard (sic!).

      C.A. Reitzel, København 1838. 8°. X+(2)+79 sider. Indbundet ubeskåret i et smukt, moderne halvbind af rødt gedeskind med rig, tidstypisk rygforgyldning. Bindet sign. Henning Jensen og forgyldning sign. Hagel Olsen. Meget ren indvendig.. Himmelstrup 6. Originaludgaven af Kierkegaards første bog. Antagelig trykt i 525 eksemplarer. Bogen er en nedsablende afhandling om H.C. Andersen, foranlediget af dennes roman "Kun en Spillemand" med den forbavsende, klartskuende karakteristik: "Andersens første Potens maa snarere sammenlignes med de Blomster, hvor Han og Hun sidde paa samme Stengel" (p. 44). Yderst sjælden i denne stand.** First edition of Kierkegaard´s first publication, an essay about Hans Christian Andersen as a writer of novels. Kierkegaard is quite harsh against Andersen, presenting a most interesting characteristic of him: "Andersen .. could be compared to those flowers which carry both a male and a female part on the same stalk". Bound untrimmed in a beautiful, modern half binding of maroquin, with richly gilt spine

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        Atlante di geografia universale, preceduto da un vocabolario de' nomi tecnici della geografia, corredato di specchi statistici delle divisioni politiche della terra, ed arricchito d'illustrazioni e di una bilancia politica del globo

      Vincenzo Battelli 1838 Bellissimo atlante ottocentesco del rinomato geografo e cartografo. 68 tavole complessive f.t., molte delle quali ripiegate, sia in b.n. che in bella colorirura acquarellata coeva. Le sezioni dell'atlante sono: Cosmografia, Geografia fisica, Storia della geografia dai tempi biblici ed omerici infino alla scoperta del Nuovo Continente, Geografia statistica: bilancia politica del globo e saggio di statistica di alcuni reami d' Europa, con 30 carte geografiche con bandiere dei vari paesi colorate a mano.

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        Nuovo dizionario siciliano - Italiano

      Tipografia del Giornale Letterario/ Stamp. Oretea 1838 - 1844 Compilato da una società di persone di lettere - in 8° - pp.636 + 474 + 63 (Appendice) - Pelle - Due volumi - Testo dispsosto su due colonne - Legatura recente - Nota di appartenenza e timbro ai frontespizi. Aloni d'acqua ad alcune pagine

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        The Beauties of the Bosphorus. Illustrated in a series of Views of Costantinople and its environs, from drawing by William H. Bartlett.

      London, George Virtue, 1838. 1838 In-4° (278x210mm), pp. (6), 164, (2), legatura coeva p. pelle rossa con anfore impresse a secco al centro dei piatti entro bordure ornamentali polilobate impresse in nero. Titolo e fregi ornamentali in oro e a secco al dorso, tagli dorati. Doppio frontespizio, uno a stampa e uno inciso su acciaio con veduta. Un ritratto dell'autrice inciso su acciaio all'antiporta, 78 tavv. di suggestive vedute di Istanbul e del Bosforo incise su acciaio f.t. e una mappa in fine degli "Environs of Costantinople, with the Thracian Bosphorus"; le tavv. sono incise da vari artisti da invenzione di William Henry Bartlett. Rinfreschi alla legatura, all'interno qualche leggera brunitura. Etichetta di un bouquiniste del Cairo. Ottimo esemplare. Prima edizione di questo bel resoconto di viaggio in Turchia, ricco di osservazioni sugli usi e costumi, la geografia, la religione, etc. Le successive edizioni dell'opera furono pubblicate sotto il titolo "Picturesque Europe" (1854 e 1874). Julia Pardoe (Beverley, Yorkshire, 1806-1862), viaggiatrice britannica, si era recata in Turchia nel 1835 in compagnia di suo padre per trovare giovamento ai suoi problemi di salute in un clima più caldo. Il Bartlett (Kentish Towne, 1809-in mare, nel corso di una traversata tra Malta e Marsiglia, 1854) fu pittore e disegnatore, illustratore di molti volumi di viaggio, attivo in Egitto, in Siria, in Palestina, negli Stati Uniti, da non confondere con un suo omonimo che espose tra il 1831 e il 1833 alla Royal Academy. Atabey, 922. Blackmer, 1254. Robinson, p. 190. BLC, 246, 438. Sul Bartlett, Thieme / Becker, II, 554.

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        Nuovo prospetto delle scienze economiche ossia somma totale delle idee teoriche e pratiche in ogni ramo d'amministrazione privata e pubblica divise in altrettante classi unite in sistema ragionato e generale da Melchiorre Gioja. Tomo primo (-secondo)

      Presso Giuseppe Ruggia 1838-39 6 voll. in 8, pp. pp. XXVII-382 con 1 tav. rip. in fine + pp. 399 + pp. 422 e 4 tabelle rip. f.t. + pp. 415 con 1 tav. rip. in fine + pp. 482 + pp. 475 (ma 575) con 1 tav. rip. in fine. M. pl. coeva con tasselli e fr.  oro al d. Qualche brunitura. Errori di num. Ottimo esemplare di questa edizione che segue, aggiornandola quella del 1815. Il Gioja viene considerato un dittatore per quanto riguarda la cultura economica in Italia, proprio con quest'opera volle riassumere tutto cio vche si era scritto e pensato in materia di economia, finanza e amministrazione. Per quanto bravo nell'analisi, cade nella cavillosità delle sue critiche, alcune stucchevoli quali quelle di voler trovare incongruenze nelle teorie di economisti stranieri come Smith e Say in omaggio ad un supposto primato degli studiosi stranieri. Cossa, Introduzione...p. 506.   ITA

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        Syria, the Holy Land, Asia Minor, &c. illustrated. In a series of views drawn from nature by W. H Bartlett, William Purser, &c. With description of the plates by John Carne, Esq..

      London, Paris & America, Fisher, Son, & Co., (1836 - 1838). 1838 3 parti con autonomo frontespizio e autonoma numerazione in un vol. in-4° (288x220mm), pp. (4), 80; 76; 100, (4); bella legatura del tempo p. pelle rossa con anfore floreali impresse in oro al centro dei piatti entro filettature e bordure ornamentali plurime impresse in oro. Dorso a 5 nervi con titolo in oro entro tassello, ricchissimi fregi ornamentali e floreali in oro entro scomparti. Tagli dorati, unghie decorate in oro. 3 carte geografiche incise su acciaio f.t., una in principio delle rispettive parti; doppio frontespizio per ciascuna parte, di cui uno a stampa e uno inciso su acciaio con veduta; 36 vedute alla prima parte, 36 alla seconda e 45 alla terza parte, disegnate ed incise su acciaio dal Bartlett, dal Purser e, nella terza parte, da Thomas Allom. Piccoli restauri alle cerniere. Bellissimo esemplare. Prima edizione di questo magnifico resoconto ottocentesco di viaggi nei territori della Siria, del Libano e dell'attuale Israele. Blackmer, 291. Atabey, 199. Röhricht, 1690. Weber, 1125. Tobler, 167.

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        Delle prigioni e del loro migliore ordinamento. Trattato. Seconda edizione

      Stamperia e Cartiera del Fibreno 1838 In 8, pp. 315 + (1b) + (2) con 6 tavv. in lit. f.t. con prospetti architettonici e piante di famosi edifici carcerari di Gand, Pittsburg, New York e Filadelfia. Bruniture sparse. Br. ed. Seconda ed. (la prima uscì nel 1837) di questo importante trattato del maggior riformatore delle carceri del Regno delle Due Sicilie. Volpicella, sociologo, venne incaricato da Ferdinando II di prendere informazioni sul sistema carcerario in Europa e nel mondo. Volpicella utilizzò come fonte principale le opere di John Howard, che, alla fine del Settecento, intraprese un vero e proprio viaggio alla scoperta dei maggiori luoghi di detenzione europei. Nella prima parte del trattato l'A. passa in rassegna le prigioni dei principali paesi (Inghilterra, Scozia, Irlanda, Svezia, Danimarca, Prussia, Polonia, Olanda, Francia, Svizzera, Spagna, Portogallo). Secondo l'A., che segue la cosiddetta "teoria dell'intimidazione", il modo più efficace per tenere gli uomini lontani da questi luoghi, e quindi prevenire la criminalità, è l'associare al carcere l'immagine di posto spaventoso e orribile. A tal fine devono essere costruiti in luoghi isolati e quasi inaccessibili, le "mura nere e massicce, le porte ferrate e chiuse, niuna finestra e poche feritoie di fuori", anche se dentro "siano comode e sanissime". Al prigioniero deve essere assolutamente vietato l'incontro con parenti e amici. Tuttavia, per non recidere completamente i legami con la famiglia, al detenuto si possono dare notizie dei parenti "ma non troppo frequentemente e per modo che una simile licenza possa talvolta parer un favore conceduto a quelli che nella loro prigionia danno buoni segni di ravvedimento".Prevale l'ottica che vede nell'istituzione carceraria un luogo "di purgazione e di emenda" in cui "un ragionato soffrire dee attuar i malvagi pensieri e le inconsiderate voglie, e i costumi emendare". L'A. spiega quindi i metodi con cui si può aiutare il detenuto a pentirsi: in primo luogo non gli devono essere continuamente rammentate le sue colpe passate, anzi "fa d'uopo aver cura attentissima di niente fare o dire che le cause possa ricordar loro di quella infermità o l'infermità stessa e i suoi miserabili effetti". Utile sarebbe anche istituire delle funzioni religiose all'entrata e all'uscita del carcerato per cominciare ad "implorare l'aiuto divino" per chi entra e come forma di ringraziamento per chi esce. Anche il lavoro può diventare un efficace strumento di redenzione, poiché insegna l'ordine e la disciplina, allontanando dall'ozio quanti potrebbero peggiorare ulteriormente trascorrendo una vita inerte e inoperosa. Per quanto riguarda le punizioni da sottoporre ai carcerati, i Direttori "come veri padri di famiglia" sono in diritto di comminarle. La punizione deve domare gli spiriti irrequieti ma non nuocere alla sanità del corpo né avvilire l'anima. A seconda del tipo di infrazione commessa, Volpicella individua una punizione adatta: chi disobeddisce può essere tenuto in camere buie per qualche giorno o ricevere solo pane e acqua; chi è pigro al lavoro può essere obbligato a girare la ruota del mulino; a colui che non osserva il silenzio può essere lasciato in bocca per qualche ora un pezzo di legno; l'atto di violenza deve essere punito con il corpetto di forza o con la "repressione verticale", che consiste nel legare il prigioniero al muro impedendogli i movimenti. Saggio di grande interesse, che testimonia la particolare anomalia italiana in campo carcerario, legata alla sua arretratezza in campo industriale. In Italia, infatti, è venuta a mancare quella fase storica in cui l?istituzione penitenziaria ha svolto una funzione di addestramento al lavoro di fabbrica e di controllo del mercato della forza lavoro. In Italia, il carcere, si è immediatamente adeguato alla funzione deterrente e terroristica. Cfr. Neppi Modona, La scienza e la colpa, p. 58. ITA

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        Turin a la portée de l'étranger ou Description des palais, édifices et monumens de science et d'art qui se toruvent dans cette Ville et ses environs, avec indication de ses agrandissemens et embellissemens et de tout ce qui intéresse la curiosité....

      Turin, Chez les Frères Reycens, 1838.In-16° (165x102mm), pp. XV, 470, (1) bianca, bellissima cartonatura originale a stampa. Catalogo editoriale impresso al piatto di tergo. Frontespizio inciso con titolo entro svolazzi. Complessive 22 tavv. f.t. incise su rame da Luigi Valperga e da Alessandro Rivelanti (15 sono le tavv. firmate) su invenzione di Marco Nicolosino, raffiguranti le più belle ville, palazzi e castelli della città di Torino e dei suoi dintorni; l'ultima tav., ripiegata in fine, è una carta generale della città con indicazione dei suoi ampliamenti urbanistici. Le tavole, scrive la Peyrot, sono ristampate con l'impiego degli stessi rami impressi nel 1825 per l'album "Vues de la Ville de Turin" e sono le stesse già presenti nell'edizione originale del 1826, "collocate di contro alle medesime pagine". Sono aggiunte, in questa ristampa, la veduta prospettica della Gran Madre all'antiporta, la veduta prospettica di piazza Vittorio Emanuele (l'attuale piazza Vittorio Veneto) a fronte della p. 190 e la veduta prospettica della piazza del Re (oggi piazza Carlo Felice) dinanzi alla p. 191. "La veduta di Superga e la pianta topografica sono collocate rispettivamente di contro alle pagine 316 e 454, invece che di contro al frontespizio e alla p. 338 come nell'edizione del 1826. La 22a veduta è quella del castello di Racconigi" (Peyrot). Bellissimo stato conservativo, a parte qualche brunitura minima e alcune macchioline ininfluenti al piatto anteriore. Seconda edizione, ampliata rispetto alla prima del 1826 (che comprendeva 18 tavv. f.t.). Peyrot, "Torino nei secoli", II, 380 (la dà con la data del 1834). Manca al Manno. Cfr. Collez. Simeom, G 11. Bovolato, "Archivio Storico", p. 310. Lozzi, 5406, note. NUC, vol. 443, p. 69.

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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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        Gockel, Hinkel, Gakeleja. Mährchen, wieder erzählt.

      Mit getöntem Titelblatt in Or.-Lithographie, und 14 getönten Or.-Lithographien von Strixner nach Brentano u. K. Braun. XIV, 346 S. Neues, im zeitgenöss. Stil, in braunem Halbleder mit Lederecken, mit teils vergoldetem Rücken, gebundenes Exemplar. Goed. VI, 62, 43; Mallon 112; Rümann 130. - EA. Berühmtes Märchen, nach Brentanos (= Hauptvertreter der sogenannten Heidelberger Romantik) eigenen Entwürfen illustriert u. dem "Großmütterchen" (=d.i. Marianne v. Willemer) zugeeignet. Unbeschnittenes, breitrandiges, minim. angebräuntes, sauberes Exemplar! (2 Seiten stärker) 2 Tafeln im w. Rand mit Japanpapier ausgebessert wie auch wenige Randrisse im lith. Titelbl. davon 3 bis in die Darst. gehend. Vortitelbl. mit längerem Besitzervermerk aus dem Jahre 1903.

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        Storia della Valtellina, dieci libri in 2 voll.

      Tipografia Elvetica 1838 in 16°, pp. 388, 1, 3 b.; 414, 2 b.; bross. edit. ill. da cornici silografiche; opera rara e ricca di notizie sulle origini della valle, la popolazione, la storia, le coltivazioni, i prodotti ed i vini tipici, pubblicata per la prima volta nel 1716. Graesse IV, p. 127; esemplare in barbe con solo lievi fior. 459/24

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        MEMOIRS Of JOSEPH GRIMALDI

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

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        Institutes of the Numismatic Society of London

      J Moyes, U.K., 1838. Binding: Hardcover. Book Condition: Good. Dust Jacket Condition: No Jacket. 439 pages, size 8.75 inches tall by 5.75 inches. Well Illustrated and with Tables. Contents : Institutes of the Numismatic Society pages 1-20; Proceedings of the Numismatic Society pages 1-28; Proceedings Of The Numismatic Society 1836-37 General Meeting pages 1-52; Proceedings Of The Numismatic Society 1837-38 Ordinary Meetings pages 95 -216; Proceedings Of The Numismatic Society 1837-38 The President's Address pages 217-256; Proceedings Of The Numismatic Society 1838-39 Ordinary Meetings pages 256-414; Catalogue Of The Library Of The Numismatic Society Of London July 1840 pages 415-427; List Of The Numismatic Society Of London pages 429-439. Book - in Good half leather and marbled paper covered boards with gilt lettering and decoration to the spine - some wearing to the leather, some loss and surface rubbing to the marble paper and fading to the gilt decoration, library reference number to the bottom of the spine but no other signs of being an ex library book. Contents, some surface loss to the marble faced front paste down, light browning to the endpapers, faint pencil annotation to the free front end paper, small amount of marginal loss to pages 191/192 not affecting text otherwise clean, bright and tightly bound. Appears to have belonged to Charles Roach Smith, his signature to the title page, a noted Antiquary, expert on Roman London & with a long association with the Institutes of the Numismatic Society of London. A RARE Title. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: 750gms-1kgm. Category: Antiques & Collectibles; Inventory No: 000463.

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        Des classes dangereuses de la population dans les grandes villes, et des moyens de les rendre meilleures.

      Ouvrage récompensé en 1838, par l'Institute de France (Academie des sciences morales et politiques). Par H. A. Frégier. 1-2. Paris, J. B. Bailliére, 1840. 8vo. xi,+ (1),+ 435; (4),+ 527,+ (1) pp. Minor spotting in part one. Well preserved contemporary half calf, finely gilt spines, red marbled boards and blue marbled spines. Two volumes. Some stain on spines. From the library of Ericsberg, with book plate of Carl Jedvard Bonde. Einaudi 2293. Kress C.5176. First edition. Antoine-Honore Frégier (1789-1860). A treatise on the condition of the lower classes, especially in Paris, where the author worked as an official. To deal with the problems of thefts, prostitution etc., he argues for social and economic reforms, as raising of wages, improved educational systems, prison reform etc

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

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

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

      Edinburgh: W H Lizars, [1838].. Reprint. Brown half-leather cover with maroon boards. G: in Good condition without dust jacket as issued. Leather spine scuffed. 5 plates missing. 315pp; 409pp, 349pp; 313pp + plates :: 103 (of 108) hand-coloured plates :: 170mm x 110mm (7" x 4")

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        Af en endnu Levendes Papirer. Udgivet mod hans Villie.

      Kjøbenhavn, 1838. Rødt papbd. m. rygforgyldn. Ubeskåret, lidt brunplettet. X+79pp.. Originaludgaven af Kierkegaards debut, -værket i hvilket han skarpt kritiserer H.C. Andersen, og i hvilket inspirationen fra Poul Martin Møller (til hvem han dedikerede værket "Begrebet Angest" - den eneste uden for familien, der er blevet beæret med en trykt dedikation af Kierkegaard) formenlig er tydeligst at spore. Den specielle titel kan med en vis rimelighed siges at hentyde til en villet videreførelse af den beundrede og på tidspunktet for udgivelsen netop afdøde Poul Martin Møllers nærmest upublicerede produktion. Den "endnu Levende" skulle således være "Danmarks Gæde i Glæden over Danmark", "Mindet i den danske Sommer", Poul Martin Møller, den mand, der ved sin person har inspireret Kierkegaard mere end nogen anden. Himmelstrup 6.Uncut in a very nice later halfleatherbdg. of dark red morocco w. green marbled paper and dark red gilt leather-title-label on front board. Gilt lines to back. (Oscar Jacobsen). Some brownspotting. X + 79pp.First edition of Kierkegaard's first work; -the work in which he sharply critisizes Hans Christian Andersen and ridicules the genre of fairy tales in general

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        Gockel, Hinkel, Gakeleja. Mährchen, wieder erzählt.

      Mit getöntem Titelblatt in Or.-Lithographie, und 14 getönten Or.-Lithographien von Strixner nach Brentano u. K. Braun. XIV, 346 S. Neues, im zeitgenöss. Stil, in braunem Halbleder mit Lederecken, mit teils vergoldetem Rücken, gebundenes Exemplar. Goed. VI, 62, 43; Mallon 112; Rümann 130. - EA. Berühmtes Märchen, nach Brentanos (= Hauptvertreter der sogenannten Heidelberger Romantik) eigenen Entwürfen illustriert u. dem "Großmütterchen" (=d.i. Marianne v. Willemer) zugeeignet. Unbeschnittenes, breitrandiges, minim. angebräuntes, sauberes Exemplar! (2 Seiten stärker) 2 Tafeln im w. Rand mit Japanpapier ausgebessert wie auch wenige Randrisse im lith. Titelbl. davon 3 bis in die Darst. gehend. Vortitelbl. mit längerem Besitzervermerk aus dem Jahre 1903.

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        SNOBSON'S SEASONS

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

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        SIX MONTHS IN SOUTH AUSTRALIA; With Some Account of Port Philip and Portland Bay, in Australia Felix; With Advice to Emigrants; To Which is Added a Monthly Calendar of Gardening and Agriculture. Adapted to the Climate and Seasons

      London:: J. Cross,, 1838. First Edition. Very Good+. A Very Good+ hardback First Edition in the original green cloth binding with gilt lettering front cover. Mild foxing few pages. Owner stamp front paste-down. Folding map frontispiece. Second engraved map at p. 99. Four page unnumbered postscript at page 208. Sm. 8vo. 295, [4 Advertisements] pp. Scarce.

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        Wat_Che_Mon_Ne, An Ioway Chief

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

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        WYKEHAMICAL SCORES, FROM THE YEAR 1825.

      Robbins and Wheeler, Winchester 1838 (1847). . 8vo, pp(2),30136. Blue paper covered boards, with paper label on front cover. Spine splitting. With the bookplate of A.E.Winder. Padwick 1565. Padwick notes that there were various editions of this book published between 1838 and 1851 with updated scores, all of which retained the title-page dated 1838. This edition is not noted by Padwick. This copy contains interesting correspondence between a previous owner and the librarian at Winchester College. The ownership of this volume can be traced back to A.C.McKay, who sold it to Winder in 1978 for £12. It then appeared in the catalogue of his collection when it was sold at Christie's in 1985, making £10 in conjunction with other books. The purchaser was John McKenzie, who then sold it. It then disappeared into a private collection until 2007, when it appeared in another Christie's sale.

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

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

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        Charles Dickens The Memoirs of Joseph Grimaldi Edited by Boz Rare 2 Volume Book First Edition 1838 Edited By "Boz"

      Charles Dickens The Memoirs of Joseph Grimaldi Edited by Boz Rare 2 Volume Book First Edition 1838___The First Edition is selling this extremely scarce Charles Dickens 2 volume first edition of The Memoirs of Joseph Grimaldi from 1838.___Both volumes are lavishly bound in brown leather with gilt lettering and borders to the front and back boards. Both boards are in fine condition.___The running order of Volume 1 is as follows: Frontispiece illustration of Joseph Grimaldi; Title Page; Reverse of Title Page blank (as required); Contents pages - first unnumbered with the others numbered VI, VII VIII and IX (as required) - with page IX blank (as required); nine pages of an Introductory Chapter, the first page of which is unnumbered with the other pages numbered XII to XIX, with the last page dated "Doughty Street, February 1838", with the reverse of page XIX blank (as required). This volume has 288 numbered pages, top edge gilt, with 7 illustrations by George Cruikshank - see the Frontispiece and opposite pages 16, 20, 68, 156, 182, 238. Please note that all plates bears the full name of George Cruikshank and has the publisher's imprint: "London. Published by Richard Bentley, 1838". The pages are extraordinarily clean with only light spotting and occasional spotting. The pages are in Very Good condition___The running order of Volume 2 is as follows: Half Title with an imprint on the reverse; blank page; Frontispiece; Title Page, the reverse of which is blank (as required); 5 pages of Contents of the Second Volume the first page unnumbered and the others numbered VI, VII, VIII and IX, with the reverse to the last page blank (as required). This volume has 263 numbered pages, top edge gilt, with 6 illustrations by George Cruikshank - see the Frontispiece and opposite pages 38, 42, 88, 148, 238. Please note that all plates bears the full name of George Cruikshank and has the publisher's imprint: "London. Published by Richard Bentley, 1838". As per Volume 1 the pages are in extraordinarily clean condition with light and occasional spotting, and a small hole to the bottom of the plate opposite page 238 which does not affect the image and is small. The pages are in Very Good condition.___This is an extremely attractive 2 volume set of the first edition of The Memoirs of Joseph Grimaldi and an extremely early work by Charles Dickens who uses his pen name for both Volumes as Boz.

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        Ong Pa Ton Ga: Chief Of The Omahas

      F.W. Greenough Philadelphia: F.W. Greenough, 1838. unbound. very good. J.T. Bowen. Portrait. Lithograph with original hand coloring. Page measures 19 x 13.75". Beautiful portrait from the folio edition of McKenney and Hall's "History of the Indian Tribes of North America". As Superintendent of the Indian Trade Bureau, Thomas McKenney wanted to document the rapidly disappearing culture of the American natives. He activated the project, sponsored by the War Department, by commissioning writer James Hall and Charles Bird King, a renowned American portraitist. King painted the prominent Indians while they visited Washington D.C. as treaty delegates. Most of the original oil paintings were destroyed by fire in the Smithsonian Museum in 1865. These lithographs, published 1842-58, are all that remain and are still hailed as one of the best visual records of influential Native Americans of the nineteenth century. Ong Pa Ton Ga is remembered for his poignant words at the funeral of an elderly Sioux chief in 1815. This funeral, which showed great respect to the Sioux, had been arranged by General William Clark, the Indian superintendent from St. Louis. Light overall toning and offsetting. Chip to lower left corner. Slight tape residue along top and bottom edges. One of many Native American portraits in our collection.

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        Kelso: The Services and Sermons of The North Parish Church, And The Ordination and Introduction of The Rev. Horatius Bonar, The First Minister; With An Introductory Notice by the Rev. J.M. McCulloch

      Kelso: Alex Leadbetter, 1838.. Very scarce book. 152 pages in very good condition with just an occasional mark. Black cloth covers with gilt design. "Bound by Remnant & Edmonds". There's a signature on the first page and an inscription opposite the title page. There is a loose picture of Kelso Parish Church but I don't know if this is a loose page from the book or just something that someone has inserted. This single "page" has foxing on both sides and doesn't have the same feel as the rest of the book. Overall an incredibly scarce book in very good condition. ****Price includes UK P&P**** For overseas orders please email me.

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        Éléments de Paléographie pour servir a l'étude des documents inédits sur l'histoire de France publiés par ordre du roi et par les soins du Ministre de l'Instruction Publique (2 vols)

      Imprimerie Royale 1838. In French. Ex Inner Temple library, London. Rebound 2004 in marbled boards to match the marble page edges. Vol 1 xii+716pp. Vol 2 iv+452pp. Rebound. Water stains to the plates, no adhesion - pages open freely. A few small red stamps are scattered through the volumes from the library. Offered by a member of the PBFA.

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        The Arabian Nights` Entertainment:

      Consisting of One Thousand And One Stories. In four volumes. London: Cowie, Jolland, And Co., 31 Poultry. 1838. 8:o. xii,340; iv,328; (4),328; (4),384 pages. Contemporary red full longgrained marocco. Spine gilt and black labels. Line in gilt and blind on boards. Edges on boards gilt. Slightly rubbed. 16,5 x 10,5 cm.. Page xi/xii in volume I misbound after title

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        Bildergallerie zur allgemeinen Weltgeschichte in 108 Abbildungen

      der wichtigsten historischen Begebenheiten, mit erläuterndem Texte. Neue Ausgabe. [Meissen: Goedsche 1838-39]. With handcoloured titlepage and 108 handcoloured lithographs. 200 + 16 pp. New, a little worn papirbinding with leather label

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        POEMS

      Joseph Healy Philadelphia: Joseph Healy, 1838. Most likely a presentation copy to Henry B. Stanton as it is signed and dated 1838 by the author on the dedication page, which was dedicated to Stanton. Stanton and Whittier were great friends working for the same cause, abolishment of slavery and the restriction of interstate trade. "Whittier struck the key note of his whole career as a reformer when he quoted upon his title page, of this first authorized collection of his anti-slavery poems the words of S.T. Coleridge. "There is a time to keep silence........" The publisher, Joseph Healy was the financial agent of the Anti-Slavery Society of Pennsylvania. Bound in full brown leather, boards trimmed with a single gilt decorative role, raised bands, lettering gilt, all edges marbled with matching endpapers. Upper board may have been repaired or re-enforced at some early date, occasional spots of foxing. A very good copy of one of Whittier's most controversial books of poetry. [BAL21710]. First Edition. Small Octavo.

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        OCEANIA O QUINTA PARTE DEL MONDO (Opera completa in tre volumi con TUTTE PRESENTI le splendide 312 tavole incise fuori testo che riassumono magistralmente uno spaccato di luoghi e popoli di antiche civiltà ), Venezia 1838-1843, Antonelli Giuseppe editore, 1838

      Rivista geografica ed etnografica della MALESIA, DELLA MICRONESIA, DELLA POLINESIA E DELLA MELANESIA, sui rIsuLtati dei viaggiu e delle scoperte deLl'autore e dei suoi predecessoei e colle nuove classificazioni e divisioni di quelle contrade. DE RIENZI, grande viaggiatore in Oceania, ed in Oriente più volte.. Traduzione di FRANCESCO FALCONETTI. 16 x 23, Bella legatura coeva piena pelle marrone. Buone condizioni delle pagine e delle tavole fresche. Primo volume stampato nel 1838 , pagine 416 + 104 incisioini. Secondo volume stampato nel 1838. pagine 411 + 105- 200 incisioni Terzo volume stampato nel 1843, pagine 62 + 201-313 incisioni (/il dorso ha preso luce) I Tte volumi non divisibilil, vengono offerti in blocco a

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        ONTDEKKING VAN AMERIKA IN DE TIENDE EUW. Naar het deensche van Carel Christiaan Rafn. Door Montanus Hettema.

      Leeuwarden, L. Schierbeek, 1838. 35 pp. Bound orig. red cart. with golddec. front and full gold. edged.. Text in dutch. Important work relating to the discovery of America by the Northmen in the 10.th century. About Erik den Røde and Greenland/ Vinland. Eskimos, m.v. 2 pages in the end is an article en francais about Alexandre de Humboldt. Spine and edges some worn.(Porto kr. 40,- på brevforsendelser i Danmark)

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        The Art of Deer-Stalking; illustrated by a narrative of a few days' sport in the Forest of Atholl, with some account of the Nature and Habits of Red Deer, and a short description of the Scotch Forests

      London: John Murray 1838 London: John Murray, 1838. First edition, with errata on p. xiv. 8vo. Illustrated by engravings and lithographs after paintings by Edwin and Charles Landseer and by the author. xix, [1], 436, [2, ads]. Bound in full green morocco, t.e.g., by Bayntun, spine sunned, else fine. Schwerdt II, pp. 154-5 . The first edition of "a famous book, showing how this fascinating sport was carried on with the aid of deerhounds before modern rifles were introduced. It seems a pity that such noble animals as Scotch deerhounds and Irish wolfhounds cannot now be put to their natural use"--Schwerdt

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        RIVISTA EUROPEA. Nuova serie del Ricoglitore Italiano e Straniero - Giornale di scienze, storia, lettere, arti e varietà.

      In-8 p.(mm. 224x138), 20 voll., mz. pelle coeva, decoraz. e tit. oro al dorso, ogni vol. ca. 4/500 pp. Offriamo le prime 5 annate complete di questa importante rivista, dal 1838 (Anno I) al 1842. La rivista, diretta da Giacinto Battaglia e poi da Carlo Tenca, nasce come quindicinale; diventa mensile partire dal 1841 e termina la pubblicazione nel 1847. Esempl. fiorito, e 6 voll. anche con aloni intercalati nel testo.

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        RIVISTA EUROPEA, nuova serie del Ricoglitore Italiano e straniero 1838, Milano, Vedova di A.F. Stella e Giacomo, 1838

      14 x 23,5, ril. coeva cartonata con titoli in oro al dorso, qualche spellatura, interno buono. Importante periodico dell'epoca con interventi storici e letterari., Primo volume ANNO PRIMO - 1838 - parte prima - genn, febb., marzo , pp.528 (Studi sulle origini della Divina Commedia. Cenni sulla strada ferrata da Venezia a Milano - Rassegna critica - Traduzione di Orazio del Curato di Montacino - D'Alembert - Sopra Giambattista Vico - ecc. ) Secondo volume ANNO PRIMO - 1838 - parte seconda - aprile, maggio, giugno, pp.532 (Sopra Giambattista Vico - Condizione economica delle lettere (di Cantù C.) - Rassegna critica - Il Romancero del Cid (di M. Sartorio) - Scrittori contemporanei ecc. ecc. MANCA IL TERZO VOLUME - PARTE TERZA (luglio-agosto-settembre) Quarto volume ANNO PRIMO - 1838 - parte quarta -. ottobre, novembre, dicembre, pp.544 (Scrittori contemporanei - Rassegna critica - L'innamorato di quarant'anni (di Carlo De Bernard) - Lettera prima al curato di Montacino (di C. Cantù) - Pitture di famiglia (di M. Sartorio) Cronaca dell'ottobre 1838 - Le male intelligenze (di Luigi Stella)- Novelle del conte Cesare della Chiesa di Benevello (di Gottardo Calvi) ecc. ecc. I Tre volumi assieme, non divisibili

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        The Art of Deer-Stalking; Illustrated By a Narrative of a Few Days' Sport in the Forest of Atholl, With Some Account of the Nature and Habits of the Red Deer, and a Short Description of the Scotch Forests; Legends, Superstitions, Stories of Poachers

      London: John Murray. 1838. First Edition. Hardcover. Contemporary full brown morocco with gilt titles and rules on spine and elaborate gilt decoration to boards, some rubbing to edges and corners, corners bumped, aeg, amorial bookplate on front pastedown, previous owners inscription on flyleaf, engraved frontis and vignette title page and 10 other engraved plates after Landseer and the author. William Scrope (1772-1852) had two passions, deer-stalking and salmon fishing, and he wrote two outstanding books, 'The Art of Deerstalking,' and 'Days and Nights of Salmon-fishing in the Tweed' and both are important books on their subjects. In this work he descibes how deer were hunted in the Highlands of Scotland using deerhounds in an age prior to the introduction of modern rifles. , tall 8vo 9" - 10" tall, xix [i] + 436 pp .

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        Esquisses africaines, dessinees pendant un voyage a' alger... berne, j.f. wagner (imp. haller), 1838.

      Sei cartelle originali a stampa di cm. 54 x 39 che contengono il frontespizio inciso, pp. (14) di testo esplicativo + 29 tavole in litografia seppiata. Manca purtroppo la prima tavola (Alger et le Faubourg Bab-Azon). Esemplare in eccellente stato di conservazione, marginoso in barbe e nella sua prima brossura d'attesa. Bellissima raccolta di tavole che raffigurano paesaggi, vedute, scene d'interni e popolari della città d'Algeri e ditorni. Edizione originale, rara. Cfr. Gay 830.

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        Narrative of an Expedition in H.M.S. Terror, undertaken with a view to Geographical Discovery on The Arctic Shores, in the years 1836-7.

      London: John Murray 1838.. vii+456 pp. with 12 lithographic plates, no tissue guards, and a large folding map. No advertising pages at the rear suggest a first edition, second issue. Dark blue textured boards with gilt spine title. The spine has been professionally repaired with a 2 cm. loss at the top extremity replaced with a matching colour without seeking to replicate texture. There is old minor rubbing to the bottom spine extremity, and the front board has a small patch of light fading. Internally there is some light spotting to the front endpaper and rear of frontispiece with some coming through to the sky area of the plate. None elsewhere. There is no sign that tissue guards were ever present. Otherwise the book is very tight and bright, all the plates are clean. The map has had an old repair to a fold and has not been quite correctly folded from an early date. There are owner's initials N. L. B. on the front pastedown, probably fairly contemporary to publication. Overall a very good copy, with beautiful plates of a scarce work of Arctic exploration. The expedition was sent to survey the coast from Prince Regent's inlet and Turnagain point in Hudson's Bay. Caught by bad weather the ship was icebound until July 1837, after which it made its way to Lough Swilly in Ireland.

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        An untitled manuscript map of Cumberland County, New Jersey, and the surrounding area

      [No place but Burlington, Iowa: circa 1838]. Pen, ink and watercolour map of Cumberland County, with the properties of D. Parvin and D. Harris, and numerous towns located, the demarcation line between marsh and solid ground marked, and the routes and names of all the main rivers and creeks shown, some roads marked in pencil, and the route between Salem, Salem Co., and the tip of Cape May marked with a purple dotted line. Sheet size: 16 3/4 x 13 1/2 inches. An attractive map of Cumberland County, in southern New Jersey The Parvin property is identified as being on the southern bank of the Cohansey River in Fairfield Township. The Harris property is in adjoining Downe Township. These are the only two individual properties identified on the map, suggesting that the map was either compiled for or by a member of the Parvin or Harris family. This map was loosely inserted in an 1838 edition of Bradford's Illustrated Atlas, inscribed on the title "Theodore Sutton Parvin, Burlington, Iowa, August 15/ [18]38", and an examination of the map of New Jersey in the atlas shows that the Cumberland County area was squared up for enlargement. All of which gives a source and probable author of the map. Parvin has added some names and geographical features in addition to those shown on the Bradford engraved map. Theodore Sutton Parvin was born in Cedarville, Cumberland County, N. J., on January 15, 1817; and died June 28, 1901. He graduated at Woodward College, Cincinnati, in 1836; he studied law; was private secretary of Robert Lucas, the first governor of the Iowa Territory, and was the first librarian of that territory. Later he was librarian and professor in the Iowa State University; was a founder of the Iowa State Historical Society in 1857, and for the years 1863-65 was its corresponding secretary and editor. He was the founder, in 1844, of the Iowa Masonic Library, and through his exertions this library has its present building at Cedar Rapids. From its foundation until his death, fifty-seven years, he was its librarian. (Collections of the Minnesota Historical Society, [1905]. vol.X, part II, p.871).

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        Patent for Improvement in the Life Preserver

      Document Signed, as Secretary of State, issued to John J. White, Patent for improvement on the life preserver. Washington, April 7, 1838. John Forsyth (1780-1841) lawyer, statesman. Born in Fredericksburg, Virginia, graduated Princeton (1799), served as Attorney General of Georgia (1808); Congressman (Democrat) from Georgia (1813-18, 1823-27); U.S. Senator (1818, 1829,-34); U.S. Secretary of State (1834-41). Also served as minister to Spain, 1819-22 securing ratification of the treaty of 1819. Governor of Georgia 1827-29. Repudiating early states’ rights leanings, he became a staunch supporter of President Jackson. Voted against the tariff of 1832, but opposed Georgia’s nullification convention. As Secretary of State, Forsyth secured French indemnity payments owing under the treaty of 1831 and stalled on the issue of Texas annexation and recognition.

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        Scripture Illustrations: Being a Series of Engravings on Steel and Wood, Illustrative of the Geography and Topography of the Bible, and Demonstrating the Truth of the Scriptures from the Face of Nature and the Remains of the Works of Man, with Explanations and Remarks

      L. and G. Seeley; J. Hatchard and Son; and R. B. Seeley and W. Burnside London: L. and G. Seeley; J. Hatchard and Son; and R. B. Seeley and W. Burnside, 1838. First edition. Hardcover. g. Quarto. [4], V, [9], 256pp. Contemporary 3/4 crushed morocco over cloth, with gold lettering on spine. Top edge gilt. Frontispiece. Remarkable series of engravings depicting the Holy Land, illustrative of Scripture, and selected from the travels of Ainslie, Buckingham, Forbin, Laborde, Le Brun, Niebuhr, Parsons, Sir R. K. Porter, Wittmann, and others. The drawings from these originals have been executed by William Harvey and Samuel Williams; and the engravings by Thompson, Jackson, S. Williams, T. Williams, Powis, Smith, Gray, Landells, Branston, etc.. The maps are engraved by Thomas Starling. Moderate rubbing along edges of binding. Fore-edge of covers damp-stained (not affecting pages). Ex library copy with library stamp on bottom edge and fore-edge of pages. Blind stamp on title page. Very minor age toning along paper margin. Binding in overall fair to good-, interior in good+ to very good condition.

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        Scripture Illustrations; Being a Series of Engravings on Steel and Wood, Illustrative of the Geography and Topography of the Bible, and Demonstrating the Truth of the Scriptures from the Face of Nature and the Remains of the Works of Man

      L. and G. Seeley; J. Hatchard and Son; R. B. Seeley and W. Burnside London: L. and G. Seeley; J. Hatchard and Son; R. B. Seeley and W. Burnside, 1838. First edition. Hardcover. vg. Quarto. V, [9], 256pp. Original 3/4 green crushed morocco over green cloth with gold lettering on spine. Top edge gilt. Engraved frontispiece protected with a tissue-guard. First edition of this fascinating work on the History and Setting of the Bible. It is profusely illustrated with 84 steel and wood engravings of scenes, views and maps illustrative of scripture scenes. Each plate is related to a passage of the Bible and is protected with a tissue-guard. Slight rubbing along edges. Previous owner's inscription on fly leaf and dated 1845. Binding in overall good+ to very good, interior in very good condition.

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

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

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        Chippeway Squaw & Child

      F.W. Greenough Philadelphia: F.W. Greenough, 1838. unbound. very good. Portrait. Lithograph with original hand coloring. Page measures 19.25" x 14". Beautiful portrait from the folio edition of McKenney and Hall's "History of the Indian Tribes of North America". As Superintendent of the Indian Trade Bureau, Thomas McKenney wanted to document the rapidly disappearing culture of the American natives. He activated the project, sponsored by the War Department, by commissioning writer James Hall and Charles Bird King, a renowned American portraitist. King painted the prominent Indians while they visited Washington D.C. as treaty delegates. Most of the original oil paintings were destroyed by fire in the Smithsonian Museum in 1865. These lithographs, published 1842-58, are all that remain and are still hailed as one of the best visual records of influential Native Americans of the nineteenth century. Children were considered blessings by all tribes, a sentiment evident in this portrait. The commonly used cradleboard is also illustrated. Overall toning with tape residue and chipping along edges. One of many Native American portraits in our collection.

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        The North American Indian Doctor, or Nature's Method of Curing and Preventing Disease According to the Indians; Containing a Catechism of Anatomy and Physiology

      Privately Published, 1838. As is commonly found in books of this era the title is lengthy; the full title is The North American Indian Doctor, or Nature's Method of Curing and Preventing Disease According to the Indians; Containing a Catechism of Anatomy and Physiology of Between Five and Six Hundred Questions, With Their Correct Answers, Selected from the Best Authors in the World, For new Beginners, or Those Who Wish to Study the Science of Anatomy. Also, A Treatise on Midwifery, with the Treatment Necessary During Pregnancy. Also, A Materia Medica Of Indian Remedies, or Vegetable Compounds, in the Form of Recipes for more Than Two Hundred and Fifty Diseases, With a Description of Such Plants as are Not Common. Hard cover bound in blue/green cloth along spine over patterned paper covered boards, 154 pages. Printed for the author by Smith and Bevin of Canton, Ohio in 1838. Cover worn in spots along edge with the paper rubbed and worn in spots along edges, fabric along spine scuffed and soiled, tips of corners rounded and underlying boards exposed, paper on both sides of rear panel wrinkled, spine slanted, spotty foxing and time staining throughout book. Text is unmarked. This is a solid copy in original binding. Images available. USPS confirmation used on all U.S. shipments.. First Edition. Hardcover. Good/No Dust Jacket as Published.

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        Kish-Ke-Kosh, a Fox Brave

      Philadelphia: F.W. Greenough, 1838. Hand-coloured lithograph by J.T. Bowen after George Cooke's 1837 portrait. In excellent condition apart from some light off-setting and soiling.12 7/8 x 10 inches. 19 x 13 inches. A fine image from McKenney and Hall's 'Indian Tribes of North America': `One of the most important [works] ever published on the American Indians' (Field),` a landmark in American culture' (Horan) and an invaluable contemporary record of a vanished way of life. A reputedly fierce warrior with an imposing presence, Kish-Ke-Kosh attended the delegation of Sioux and Fox and Sauk chiefs at the War Department in 1837, where the two tribes signed a tenuous peace treaty. Despite his normal appearance, his name roughly translated means 'The Man with One Leg' or 'He with a Cut Hoof'. The Fox tribe, which are actually the Mesquaki, inhabited the Great Lakes region of the United States and merged with the Sauk tribe in the eighteenth century. McKenney and Hall's 'Indian Tribes of North America' has long been renowned for its faithful portraits of Native Americans. The portraits are largely based on paintings by the artist Charles Bird King, who was employed by the War Department to paint the Indian delegates visiting Washington D.C., forming the basis of the War Department's Indian Gallery. Most of King's original paintings were subsequently destroyed in a fire at the Smithsonian, and their appearance in McKenney and Hall's magnificent work is thus our only record of the likenesses of many of the most prominent Indian leaders of the nineteenth century. Numbered among King's sitters were Sequoyah, Red Jacket, Major Ridge, Keokuk, and Black Hawk. After six years as Superintendent of Indian Trade, Thomas McKenney had become concerned for the survival of the Western tribes. He had observed unscrupulous individuals taking advantage of the Native Americans for profit, and his vocal warnings about their future prompted his appointment by President Monroe to the Office of Indian Affairs. As first director, McKenney was to improve the administration of Indian programs in various government offices. His first trip was during the summer of 1826 to the Lake Superior area for a treaty with the Chippewa, opening mineral rights on their land. In 1827, he journeyed west again for a treaty with the Chippewa, Menominee , and Winebago in the present state of Michigan. His journeys provided an unparalleled opportunity to become acquainted with Native American tribes. When President Jackson dismissed him from his government post in 1830, McKenney was able to turn more of his attention to his publishing project. Within a few years, he was joined by James Hall, a lawyer who had written extensively about the west.McKenney and Hall saw their work as a way of preserving an accurate visual record of a rapidly disappearing culture. (Gilreath). Cf. BAL 6934; cf. Bennett p.79; cf. Field 992; cf. Howes M129; cf. Lipperhiede Mc4; cf. Reese, Stamped With A National Character p. 24; Sabin 43410a; Horan 188.

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