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        Saint Andrews As It Was And Is; Being The Third Edition Of Dr. Grierson's Delineations, Containing Much Curious And Valuable Information Never Before Printed

      St. Andrews, UK: M. Fletcher. Fine. 1838. 3/4 Leather. Third edition, following the 1807 first and 1822 second edition in Fine condition. Re-sewn in 3/4 mottled calf with marbled sides. The spine was elegantly tooled to the fashion of the period. A title piece was added and all tooling was done in 23kt gold leaf in the traditional manner by the Byzantium Bindery. An exceptional copy, hard to imagine a nicer one to be found. Xii, 264pp, embellished with twelve plates. Donovan 290 ; Dr. James Grierson's "account of every thing remarkable in the history and present state of the city and ruins, the university, and other interesting objects of that ancient ecclesiastical capital of Scotland: including many curious anecdotes and events in the Scottish history." (from the first edition) .

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        The Rights of Animals, and Man's Obligation to Treat Them With Humanity

      London: John Mardon. 1838. First. First edition. Small octavo. Original brown cloth with printed paper spine label. 216 pp. Front fly adhered to pastedown, edgewear at the joints, corners a little bumped, and some scattered foxing, a very good copy. An important work concerning animal rights by a noted Irish Presbyterian minister and Unitarian theologian, poet, and translator of ancient Irish legends. His passionate concern for the rights of animals led him in 1830 to deliver and publish at the behest of the Society of Prevention of Cruelty to Animals a discourse titled "Humanity to Animals: The Christian's Duty," which he later expanded into this book. .

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        Boylston Prize Dissertations for the Years 1836 and 1837

      Boston: Charles C. Little and James Brown. 1838. First. First edition. Octavo. 8vo. xiv, (2), 371 pp. Folding map frontispiece with the state borders outlined by hand in colors. Brown ribbon-embossed cloth (oak-leaf and acorn pattern), gilt spine title. A couple of short closed tears at the spinal extremities and a few scattered spots of light foxing in the text. A lovely, very near fine copy. Holmes's first book of prose and first medical book, comprising three essays: "Dissertation on Intermittent Fever in New England" (which the map accompanies), "Dissertation on Neuralgia," and "Dissertation on Direct Exploration." This copy is Inscribed by the author on the front free endpaper to William Hussey Page, a prominent Boston physician of the time who later moved west: "Mr. W.H. Page from his friend O.W. Holmes." Beneath the inscription the recipient added a date "Feb. 18, 1852." and "Vol. 98"; the latter designation he repeated and added his name "Wm. H. Page" on the final text leaf. The Boylston Prize awards helped the young Dr. Holmes inaugurate his successful career as a professor of medicine. The first book in his literary career was a collection of poems that appeared two years earlier. Ives, Bibliography of Oliver Wendell Holmes, p. 161; BAL 8732. A beautiful, very near fine copy. .

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        The Channel Islands: Jersey, Guernsey, Alderney, etc. : [the result of a two years' residence]

      Whittaker and Co, 1838. Hardcover. Good/No Dustjacket. 1838. 343 pages. No dust jacket. Brown cloth cover with white spine tile. Clean but yellowed pages with no markings or annotations.B&W illustrations. Pages are unevenly bound and rough cut.Former owner's inscription on the flyleaf. Moderate wear and scuffing to the boards, mainly on the spine, edges and corners.Corners bumped.Sunning and some bleach markings to the boards.

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        Memoir of Charles Mathews, the comedian

      London, Richard Bentley,, 1838–9. Four volumes, octavo. Near-contemporary full hard-grain morocco of various colours, covers with gilt panel borders, ornaments at inside corners; spine compartments with variously coloured onlaid panels ruled around in gilt, lettered and numbered in two; disparate marbled endpapers in vols. I–II, plain endpapers in vols. III–IV, gilt edges, silk page markers. Engraved frontispiece in each volume, 12 plates (all 5 in vol. III are double-page); errata leaves in prelims in vols. I–II. Bookplates neatly removed from front pastedowns. A little rubbing, an excellent set. First edition, in an extraordinary binding no doubt intended to invoke the traditional motley of the jester. The boards of each volume have been covered in different colours: dark red/tan for vol. I; tan/dark green for vol. II; scarlet/olive green for vol. III; and olive green/scarlet for vol. IV. The spines match the front boards, with onlaid panels of various colours. This biography of the actor Charles Mathews (1776–1835) by his second wife, Anne Jackson, whom he married in 1803, is the principal source for the detail of Mathew's life and career. The most famous comedian of his day, Mathews's powerful influence on Charles Dickens's stylistic methods of comic characterization has long been recognized, and Dickens's admiration for Mathews provides the single most important influence on Dickens's career as a public reader. At this date, Richard Bentley was also Dickens's publisher.

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        Home As Found; 2 Volume Set

      Philadelphia: Lea and Blanchard 1838 - First Edition. First printing with apology for poor quality paper opposite title page but without the catalog in volume two. 239pp., 253pp., bound in original purple cloth with some staining, paper spine labels chipped and rubbed, spines sunned, small worm hole in lower margin of leaves 15-25, scattered foxing, wear to head at upper joint of volume two, inner hinges somewhat cracked. In all, a good set housed in a custom slipcase trimmed in black leather. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Mosque of Suleymania." Moschee Sultan Suleyman I

      Lithographie mit Tonplatte aus John Frederick Lewis "Illustrations of Constantinople" 1838. 27.5x36.5 cm. - Abbey, Travel 394, 19 -

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        Life and Correspondence of John, Earl of St. Vincent, …

      London: Henry Colburn,, 1838. 2 volumes octavo. Original mid-blue fine-diapered cloth, title in gilt on the spine, panelled in blind on the boards, enclosing elaborate foliate and floral devices, pale cream surface-paper endpapers. Portrait frontispiece to volume I, and a chart to volume II. A little rubbed, spines sunned, a little crumpled head and tail, and two small snags to the upper joint of volume I, some foxing front and back of both volumes, frontispiece of volume II, finely spotted, but overall a very good set in the publisher's cloth. Engraved carte-de-visite of Major W.B. Gray, Army Educational Corps mounted as bookplate on the front pastedown of each volume. First edition. The earliest full biography of this unjustly neglected figure. Perhaps best remembered for his patronage, as "Nelson's Dear lord", of Britain's greatest Naval hero, St. Vincent pursued a far less spectacular, but in no way way less worthy career, than that of his great protegé; "St Vincent was not a great tactician. The battle of St Vincent, the only major battle in which he commanded, though temporarily deflecting a projected Franco-Spanish invasion, was not decisive and gained its fame largely through the nation's relief at the news of a victory during a gloomy period of the war. His importance lies in his being the organizer of victories; the creator of well-equipped, highly efficient fleets; and in training a school of officers as professional, energetic, and devoted to the service as himself. His mind was firm, clear, and decisive. Although his workload was exhausting, no significant detail escaped him and he excelled in the introduction of major improvements in naval health and hygiene … St Vincent's term of office at the Admiralty produced important results. By providing a mass of information on working practices in the commission reports, by reducing abuses and promoting greater honesty and efficiency, and by clearing away outdated customs of work and rewards, St Vincent ensured that the navy was better prepared to meet the challenges of the nineteenth century" (ODNB).

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        THE HISTORY OF GREECE

      London: Printed for T. Cadell, Strand; and W. Blackwood and Sons, 1838. Hardcover. Masterwork of Greek History, in Superb BindingsAs Fine as They Were when Done in the 1830s. 222 x 140 mm (8 3/4 x 5 1/2"). Eight volumes. VERY HANDSOME CONTEMPORARY BLACK PEBBLE-GRAIN MOROCCO BY HAYDAY (each volume stamp-signed on verso of front free endpaper), covers with antique gilt panelling consisting of a border formed by plain, dotted, and delicate floral gilt rules and a central panel with similar but larger rolls and rules and embellished with six lobes of scrolling floral vines at top, bottom, and sides and with outward-pointing fleuron cornerpieces; raised bands, spines lavishly gilt in compartments with central floral spray entirely surrounded by gilt scrolls, paisley forms, and small tools, densely gilt turn-ins, all edges gilt. Engraved frontispiece portrait of the author in volume I. Front pastedown of each volume with the bookplate of Maud Ketteler (see below). First few leaves of volume I a bit foxed, very minor foxing and browning to some flyleaves in other volumes, otherwise AN EXCEPTIONALLY FINE COPY, without even trivial imperfections internally, THE SPARKLING ORIGINAL BINDINGS WITH NO SIGNS OF WEAR and providing a very attractive shelf appearance. This is the masterwork of historian William Mitford (1744-1827), offered here in a wonderful binding that still looks much as it did when it graced the shelves of a century gentleman's library in the 1830s. One of the most prominent and productive English binders of the 19th century, James Hayday (1796-1872) first appeared in the London directories in 1825, and a dozen years later, he was employing a staff of between 30 and 40, including 10 finishers. The firm produced a great many pleasing though not especially decorative morocco bindings for Pickering, and was also responsible for some of the most elaborate and magnificent bindings of the period. The present set is typical of Hayday's decorative work for a large market, using high quality leather and being very liberal with gilt embellishment. In his book on the Oldaker Collection, Nixon describes Hayday as "one of the better documented London binders of the 19th century, since he had the misfortune to go bankrupt in 1861," though "he evidently enjoyed considerable prosperity up to 1848." Mitford was educated at Queen's College, Oxford, and served in the South Hampshire militia, where one of his fellow officers was Edward Gibbon. He began his work on the history of ancient Greece after a visit to the Continent, during which he travelled to a number of countries but never, ironically, to Greece. The first volume appeared in 1784 and the last in 1818, the year he succeeded Gibbon as professor of ancient history at the Royal Academy. Mitford's view of the ancient world was influenced by his strong monarchist views and abhorrence of the French Revolution. According to DNB, the second and third volumes of the "History" chronicling the rise and reign of Mitford's hero, Philip of Macedon, provided "ample scope for an analogy between the radical democrats of fifth-century Athens and the revolutionaries in France," and made repeated references to "'a tyranny in the hands of the people' at Athens." Our early owner Maud Ketteler was the young American wife of the choleric career diplomat Baron Klemens von Ketteler, whose brutality as the head of the German legation in China led to his death during the Boxer Rebellion in 1900.

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        Jennings' Landscape Annual for 1838. SPAIN AND MOROCCO. The Tourist in Spain and Morocco by . Illustrated from drawings by David Roberts.

      Robert Jennings & Co.,, London 1838 - Size: 12x19.4 x pp. 1h. 292pp. 1h. 21 láminas grabadas al acero après David Roberts. Alguna huella de óxido, pero buen ejemplar. Los grabados son de Madrid, Segovia, Salamanca, Placencia, Santiago, Zaragoza, Valencia (3), Sevilla, Tánger (2), Tetuán (4), Rabat, Constantina y 2 vistas generales de Marruecos. Envíos para España: el pago contra reembolso conlleva un recargo de 2 Euros. Plena piel editorial. Cortes dorados. [Attributes: First Edition]

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        Yeni jami. Constantinople." Yeni Cami Moschee

      Lithographie mit Tonplatte aus John Frederick Lewis "Illustrations of Constantinople" 1838. 27x38 cm. - Abbey, Travel 394, 8 - Malerische Ansicht mit zahlreichen Personen unter hohen Bäumen vor der Moschee.

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        South America and the Pacific : comprising a journey across the Pampas and the Andes, from Buenos Ayres to Valparaiso, Lima, and Panama; with remarks upon the Isthmus. By the Hon. P. Campbell Scarlett. To which are annexed plans and statements for establishing steam navigation on the Pacific. Volume I only

      London : Publisher; sold also by Gabriel Warée, Librarian to the British Embassy, Quai Voltaire, Paris 1838 - pp. xii, 314. fronts and one other plate, 1 pull-out map in text, 1 rear fold-out map. 8vo hardcover in original publisher's dark-lilac ribbed cloth; front has gilt motif of lassooing gaucho, spine has gilt lettering and gilt eagle above horseback gaucho; blind-stamped decorations on front and back; rough-cut edges anf light-yellow end-papers. VERY GOOD condition. binding is clean and quite well preserved with all areas of gilt clear and unworn; cloth has light wear to lower fore-corner tips and a few light splits to spine ends; spine ends and fore-corners also bumped; and front has a few light blotches, which mainly affect the top. Inner hinges completely intact and not split, and text block is very firm with all leaves, plates and maps securely held. Leaves also bright and clean, a small number of light specks of foxing to title page; clear plates, frontis has a little age-toning to edges; maps bright and clear, pull-out has a little fraying to lower edge, and rear fold-out map has a couple of fore-edge crease (not affecting detail), and a fold split (easily repaired). Very scarce and a decent copy of volume one. [Attributes: First Edition]

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        Description of the Patent Locomotive Engine

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

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        DESCRIPTION OF THE PATENT LOCOMOTIVE STEAM ENGINE OF MESSRS ROBERT STEPHENSON AND CO NEWCASTLE-UPON TYNE

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

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

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

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

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

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        The Great South Land: Four Articles on Emigration

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

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        NAPOLI E CONTORNI. NUOVA EDIZIONE.

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

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

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

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        Schillers sämmtliche Werke in 12 Bänden, Verlag der Cottaschen Buchhandlung 1838

      - Format 15 x 11 cm. Frontispiz, Halbleder-Bände mit Goldrückenprägung und marmoriertem Deckenbezug. Ecken berieben, stockfleckig, im 3. Bändchen 2 Blätter gebräunt (Foto), dennoch dem Alter entsprechend gutes Exemplar

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

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

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        Chippeway Squaw & Child

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

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

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

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

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

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        Sketch of the Civil Engineering of North America; Comprising Remarks on the Harbours, River and Lake Navigation, Lighthouses, Steam-Navigation, Water-works, Canals, Roads, Railways, Bridges and other Works in that Country

      John Weale, London 1838 - original publisher's embossed brown cloth, rather faded, slight bumping at corners, 320 pages plus 8 pages of advertisements, folding map and 14 plates, other illustrations in text, text block generally sound and clean. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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

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

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        Life and Correspondence of John, Earl of St. Vincent,

      London: Henry Colburn, 1838 - 2 volumes octavo. Original mid-blue fine-diapered cloth, title in gilt on the spine, panelled in blind on the boards, enclosing elaborate foliate and floral devices, pale cream surface-paper endpapers. A little rubbed, spines sunned, a little crumpled head and tail, and two small snags to the upper joint of volume I, some foxing front and back of both volumes, frontispiece of volume II, finely spotted, but overall a very good set in the publisher's cloth. Engraved carte-de-visite of Major W.B. Gray, Army Educational Corps mounted as bookplate on the front pastedown of each volume. Portrait frontispiece to volume I, and a chart to volume II. First edition. The earliest full biography of this unjustly neglected figure. Perhaps best remembered for his patronage, as "Nelson's Dear lord", of Britain's greatest Naval hero, St. Vincent pursued a far less spectacular, but in no way way less worthy career, than that of his great protegé; "St Vincent was not a great tactician. The battle of St Vincent, the only major battle in which he commanded, though temporarily deflecting a projected Franco-Spanish invasion, was not decisive and gained its fame largely through the nation's relief at the news of a victory during a gloomy period of the war. His importance lies in his being the organizer of victories; the creator of well-equipped, highly efficient fleets; and in training a school of officers as professional, energetic, and devoted to the service as himself. His mind was firm, clear, and decisive. Although his workload was exhausting, no significant detail escaped him and he excelled in the introduction of major improvements in naval health and hygiene St Vincent's term of office at the Admiralty produced important results. By providing a mass of information on working practices in the commission reports, by reducing abuses and promoting greater honesty and efficiency, and by clearing away outdated customs of work and rewards, St Vincent ensured that the navy was better prepared to meet the challenges of the nineteenth century" (ODNB). NMM, II, 715

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        Oliver Twist; or, the Parish Boy's Progress

      London: Richard Bentley,, 1838. By "Boz." In three volumes. 3 volumes, octavo (183 × 113 mm). Contemporary green half calf on marbled boards, red morocco title labels, flat spine, compartments formed by double rules, volume numbers gilt direct in the fourth compartment, marbled edges, pale green endpapers. Frontispiece to each volume and 21 other plates by George Cruikshank, bound without the half-titles or the terminal advert leaf in Volume I. Spines sunned to brown, a little rubbed, plates browned as usual, some off-setting, occasional spotting to the text, a very good set. First edition, first issue, with Boz title-pages and the Fireside plate. Bentley decided to publish Oliver in book form before serialization was complete, and Cruikshank had to complete the last few plates in a hurry. Dickens did not see them until the eve of publication and disliked the final Fireside plate. Cruikshank designed a replacement, the Church plate, but early copies went out without it. Dickens had also decided that he would no longer be known as "Boz"; again this decision was too late for the earliest copies, those published between 9 and 16 November. This set with the contemporary bookplates of Lord Fitzhardinge at Berkeley Castle to the front pastedowns.

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        LETTERS ON PARAGUAY: Comprising an Account of a four year's residence in that Republic, under the Government of the Dictator Francia; [with] Francia's Reign of Terror, Sequel to Letters on Paraguay

      London John Murray 1838 - FIRST EDITIONS 1838-1839, 3 volumes, complete set, the first part occupies the first 2 volumes, the first edition of Volume III appeared in 1839, 8vo, approximately 190 x 120 mm, 7½ x 4½ inches, engraved frontispiece portrait of Francia, folding hand coloured map of Paraguay in Volume I, engraved frontispiece to Volume II, pages: xxvii, (1), 359; x, 342; xvi, 400, no half-titles, uniformly bound in 19th century half calf over marbled sides, gilt ruled raised bands, gilt decoration in 3 compartments, contrasting gilt lettered morocco labels, edges and endpapers marbled. Marbled paper slightly rubbed, light browning offset onto title pages from frontispieces, very light foxing to margins of map which also has 1 slight misfold, occasional light foxing, slightly heavy on last few pages of Volume I. Otherwise a very good sturdy attractive set. Joseph Sabin, A Dictionary of Books Relating to America, 71963; Borba de Moraes, Bibliographia Brasiliana, Volume II, page 210. MORE IMAGES ATTACHED TO THIS LISTING, ALL ZOOMABLE. POSTAGE AT COST. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        LETTERS ON PARAGUAY: Comprising an Account of a four year's residence in that Republic, under the Government of the Dictator Francia; [with] Francia's Reign of Terror, Sequel to Letters on Paraguay

      London, John Murray, 1838.. FIRST EDITIONS 1838-1839, 3 volumes, complete set, the first part occupies the first 2 volumes, the first edition of Volume III appeared in 1839, 8vo, approximately 190 x 120 mm, 7½ x 4½ inches, engraved frontispiece portrait of Francia, folding hand coloured map of Paraguay in Volume I, engraved frontispiece to Volume II, pages: xxvii, (1), 359; x, 342; xvi, 400, no half-titles, uniformly bound in 19th century half calf over marbled sides, gilt ruled raised bands, gilt decoration in 3 compartments, contrasting gilt lettered morocco labels, edges and endpapers marbled. Marbled paper slightly rubbed, light browning offset onto title pages from frontispieces, very light foxing to margins of map which also has 1 slight misfold, occasional light foxing, slightly heavy on last few pages of Volume I. Otherwise a very good sturdy attractive set. Joseph Sabin, A Dictionary of Books Relating to America, 71963; Borba de Moraes, Bibliographia Brasiliana, Volume II, page 210. MORE IMAGES ATTACHED TO THIS LISTING, ALL ZOOMABLE. POSTAGE AT COST.

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        POEMS

      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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        THE PARADISE LOST OF MILTON WITH ILLUSTRATIONS [MEZZOTINTS 24]

      Charles Tilt,, London 1838 - Mezzotint; 4to 11" - 13" tall; [1], [iii], 373 pages; Light waterstain bottom margin first part of book. Intrudes into mezzotint design in diminishing amounts in the first 4 plates. Only the first one is visible beyond the margin. The eerie dark mezzotint plates are unusual and captivating. Tissue covered plates. Mild occasional foxing, some to plate margins. Collated complete with all 24 mezzotints present. All edges gilt. Bound in full orginal brown morrocco with bright gilt. This book has been restored and conserved by David Donahue of Philadelphia. This consisted primarily of partial reback with original spine and new headbands. Binding is Fine. A detailed Treatment Report from him is included. 10.5" x 7.25". ; 0 [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Snorre Sturlesons norske Kongers Sagaer. Oversatte af Jacob Aall, Eier af Næs Jernværk.

      I-III. i et bind. Christiania 1838-39. 4to. (2) + XII + 365 + (1) + IV + 228 + 386 + XVIV s. Portrett av Peder Claussøn, Tormod Torfæus og Aall. 10stålstikk. 3litograferte plansjer på 2bl. Foldet kart. Priv. helskinnbd. Sprkket i indre falser. Hilsen på fribl. Rift i foldekartet

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        La Peau de chagrin. Etudes sociales.

      1838 - In-8 demi-maroquin havane de l'époque, dos long orné de plaques rocailles, titre doré, double filet doré sur les plats, initiales F. C. sur le plat supérieur, tête dorée, doublures et gardes de papier blanc satiné, [4]-402-[2] pages. (Légers frottements aux coiffes et coins, quelques rousseurs claires.) Première édition illustrée et premier tirage. Très bon exemplaire de cette belle édition illustrée de 101 vignettes gravées sur acier d'après les meilleurs artistes du temps : ADAM, BARON, BOULENGER, CHARLET, DAVID, DEVERIA, GAVARNI, GRANDVILLE, JOHANNOT, RAFFET, VERNET etc. La vignette du titre est avec le squelette, le jardinier est à la page 301. De la bibliothèque COMBASSIVE avec étiquette ex-libris au premier contreplat et initiales dorées sur le plat supérieur. Etiquette du libraire ROUSSET, rue de Richelieu. CARTERET, Le trésor du bibliophile III, 41-46. 1162 g.

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        New Zealand; being a Narrative of Travels and Adventures during a residence in that country between the years 1831 and 1837. 2 Volumes

      Richard Bentley, London 1838 - 2 Vols, pp.xii,403; vi,441. Complete with plates and folding map. Half calf. Raised bands and red title labels to spines. Edgewear to leather, particularly on vol.2. Staining throughout. Library markings and gilt stamp to spines. Library stickers to ffep. A rare classic work on early New Zealand. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Ong Pa Ton Ga: Chief Of The Omahas

      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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        THE NEW DOMESTIC COOKERY, or the Housewife's Sure Guide; Containing 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 frontispiece. See William Gagle, A Matter of Taste, page 648. MORE IMAGES ATTACHED TO THIS LISTING. POSTAGE AT COST.

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        Grand placement d'actions

      Altkolorierte Lithographie von Honoré Daumier bei Aubert, Paris um 1838. 23.5x23 cm. - Hazard / Delteil 1058 - Kat. Sammlung Horn 70ff. vgl. - Caricaturana No. 68. "Aktiengroßvertrieb. Ich habe heute gute Aktien zu veräußern Herr Desrougnures, wollen Sie welche? - Kommt darauf an, welche Aktien haben Sie? - Ich habe 3000 Schmelzhütten-Aktien. - Geschäft gemacht! - 2000 Hüttenwerks-Aktien. - Unter Dach und Fach! - 10000 Brauerei-Aktien, großartige Anlage ... - Ja, preisen Sie sie an ... Was macht das schließlich zusammen? - Eine Milliarde, oder zwei, nicht mehr ... Eine Milliarde, das Papier ist so dünn, das wird 100 Pfund schwer sein ... zu 4 sous ... das ist 20 francs wert. - Was ist in Sie gefahren, mein Lieber. Geben Sie mir wenigstens 25 francs. - Nicht einen Heller mehr. - Also, dann nehmen Sie schon. Sie machen das Geschäft Ihres Lebens ..." Robert Macaire vor einem Stapel von zu Bündeln verschnürten Aktienpaketen, die er für den Papierwert an den neben ihm stehenden Altpapierhändler verkauft.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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        Mental Maladies. A Treatise on Insanity. Translated from the French, with additions. by E. K. Hunt.Philadelphia: Lea and Blanchard, 1845. First Edition in English.

      The Haskell F. Norman copy, presentation copy inscribed by the translator, of the first the first modern textbook of psychiatry. Norman 727. <br/><br/> "Esquirol's book, compiled from papers and articles published over the past two decades, summarized the experience gained over a lifetime of observation and treatment of mental illness, in which he closely followed the humanitarian principles of his teacher, Philippe Pinel. Esquirol was one of the first to apply statistical methods to clinical studies of insanity. He recognized the uselessness of the traditional terminology for mental illnesses, and created new descriptions and classifications based upon his own observations. He was the first to distinguish between hallucinations and illusions, and between dementia and idiocy.; he also provised the classic description of paresis, coined the term 'monomania' (a concept foreshadowing the modern view of schizophrenia) and distinguished certain depressive states ('lypemanias') from other psychoses. Along with Pinel, Esquirol is regarded as the founder of the French school of psychiatry; his <i>Maladies mentales</i> [1838] was a basic psychiatric text for over half a century." (Norman).. 8vo (236 x 150mm), fine later gilt-ruled sheep, black spine label, pp. [i-v] vi-xviii [19] 20-496 [28:adverts paginated 3-32], inscription by Hunt to front fly leaf: 'Doct. H. A. Grant / with the compliments of the / Translator.', book plate of Haskell F. Norman to the front pastedown, some light foxing throughout. Rare

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        Histoire Du Christianisme Et De La Societe Chretienne Complete in Four Volumes

      Firmin Didot Freres, Paris, 1838. Seconde edition. Pp. 496, 482, 413, 524. Minor staining to the terminal margins of volumes 1 & 3. Sumptuously and uniformly bound in modern aniline calf over marble boards. Raised bands with gilt cross-bands. Title gilt-blocked with matching volume indications. Scans and additional bibliographical detail on request.

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        Le Roman de Brut par Wace Poète du XIIe Siècle. Publié pour la Premiére Fois d'après les Manuscrits des Bibliothèques de Paris. Avec un Commentaire et des Notes par M. Le Roux de Lincy [With:] Analyse critique et littéraire bu Roman de Brut

      Rouen: Éduoard Frère, Éditeur, 1836-1838 - The Roman de Brut, a paraphrase of Geoffroy of Monmouth's Historia Regum Britanniae, chronicles in verse the early British kings. Wace's poem is the earliest surviving text that discussing the origins of the King Arthur's Round Table. The regular edition (on laid paper) measures 22-23 cm in height; this copy is almost five centimeters taller. A soundly edited, important work in a beautifully produced edition First edition, one of 40 large paper copies on vélin (with watermarks J, D). Imprimé par Nicétas Periaux, rue de la Vicomté, 55. 2 vols., Large 8vo (11 x 7-1/2 inches). 5 Facsimiles. cxxxvii, [2], 395, [4]; 366, [1], 174 pp. Nineteenth century boards, morocco labels (rubbed), uncut. Some rubbing to extremities, spine ends bumped, scattered foxing (pp. lxxxix- xcvi somewhat browned). Very good. Brunet V, 1393; Frère II, 614; Graesse VI (2), 406; Vicaire VII,1144; Viollet-le-Duc I, 49; Bossuat 3708 [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Die Lehre von den Urbarmachungen, oder: Beschreibung und Erklärung aller Urbarmachungen und Grundverbesserungen, welche die Sümpfe, Brüche, Hochmoore, Teiche, Haiden, Wüstungen, Wälder, Sandschollen, Dünen, felsigen Gründe, Aecker, Wiesen und Weiden betreffen.

      Leipzig 1838, Verlag von J. A. Baumgärtner. - FLUR 8°. 21x13 cm. Brauner Originalhalblederband mit Lederecken, goldgeprägtem Rückentitel auf rotem Rückenschild sowie etwas goldgeprägter Rückenverzierung und Dreiseitenrotschnitt. Signatur in Tinte auf dem Titelblatt, rückseitig mit Vorbesitzer- und Ausgesondert-Stempel einer Berliner Universität, ebenso auf hinterem Vorsatz. XXX, 448 Seiten mit sechs mehrfach gefalteten Kupfertafeln mit jeweils vielen Figuren sowie Lesebändchen. Seite 245/246 mit 1x2cm Eckabriss ohne Textverlust. Gut erhaltenes, sauberes Exemplar. Im Inhalt über: Entwässerung und Trockenlegung der Felder . / Anfertigung offener Gräben / unterirdische und verdeckte Wasserzüge ( Fontanellen, Dohlen, Unterdrains) / Anfertigung unterirdischer Abzüge / Einrichtung verdeckter Abzüge / Geräthschaften / Unterirdische Röhren und Canäle / Correction des Laufes der Flüsse / 880

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        NICHOLAS NICKLEBY. A Farce, In Two Acts. As Performed at the Royal Adelphi Theatre. Taken from the Popular Work of that Name, by "Boz". Illustrated with an Engraving, by Pierce Egan The Younger. [bound in] The ACTING NATIONAL DRAMA. Volume IV

      London:: Chapman & Hall,. [n. d.].. 12mo. 7" x 4-1/4". 1st edtion thus (Bolton, NN 1; Gimbel C47; Kitton, DICKENSIANA 464; VanderPoel B144 [for the later Samuel French edition]). Ca 1838. 36 pp for &#39;Nickleby&#39;. Divers paginations for the remaining 9. NB. The Stirling piece known to have been published in Volume V of Acting National Drama series; the beginning t.p for this volume states "IV", which, coupled with the list of titles not present therein, indicates it was mis-bound.. 19th C. green cloth with black leather spine label ["Farces & Burletta"]. Cased ca 1840s.. VG+ (slt lean/usual light foxing/occasional period pos).. Dickens known to have twice attended this dramatic adaptation by Stirling [produced when NN only a third complete], and though he, on general principle, objected to any adaptation of an unfinished work, for this particular effort, he termed it "admirably done..." [cf. Pilgrim Letters I, pp. 463-4]. This scarce piece of Dickensiana the second title in a bound collection of 10 individual pre-1850 C. dramatic works. In addition to the &#39;Nickleby&#39;, there is &#39;The Swiss Swains&#39; [Webster. London: ca 1837]; &#39;Doctor Dilworth&#39; [Oxenford. London: ca 1839]; &#39;The Court of Old Fritz&#39; [Smith. London, ca 1839]; &#39;Ask No Questions&#39; [Selby. London: ca 1838]; &#39;The Irish Post&#39; [Planche. London: 1846]; &#39;The Jacobite&#39; [Planche. London, ca 1847]; &#39;Which Is The King? [Watts. London: ca 1848]; &#39;Hop-O&#39;-My-Thumb&#39; [Smith. London: 1846]; & &#39;The Barrack Room.&#39; [Bayly. NY: 1847]. . Frontis to &#39;Nickleby&#39;, &#39;Swains&#39;, &#39;Dilworth&#39;, &#39;Fritz&#39; & &#39;Questions&#39; by Pierce Egan the Younger. &#39;Barrack Room&#39; frontis not signed.

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        Das Americanischen Seidebauers Anweisung. Oder, die Kunst den Maulbeer-Baum und die Seide zu ziehen. Nach dem System von Mehreren aufeinander folgenden Ernten während einer jeden Jahrszeit

      Aus dem Englischen in&#39;s Deutsche übersetzt mit hinzugefügten Bemerkungen. Und das Ganze mit einem interessanten Anhang versehen. Durch Joel Schelly. One woodcut diagram in the text. viii, 103 pp. 8vo, orig. American binding of sheep-backed green printed boards (browning throughout due to the quality of the paper). Philadelphia: E.Y. Schelly, 1838. First edition in German, enlarged with the additional text by Joel Schelly. Kendrick (1789-1872), was the son of one of the pioneer nurserymen in America, who had established a nursery in 1790 between Newton and Brighton, Massachusetts. "By 1823, William had become associated with his father in the enterprise, and for a half a century he was one of a small group of nurserymen who laid the foundations of the fruit industry of the present day...His interests were not entirely centered in nursery and fruit enterprises. At one period he gave considerable attention to silk culture. In 1835 there appeared under his authorship The American Silk Grower&#39;s Guide, which included a discussion of the growing of the mulberry. A second edition was printed in 1839."-D.A.B., V, pp, 341-42. This German edition was printed for the large and growing German population in Pennsylvania. A fine copy in the original American binding. Surprisingly rare. .

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        MANUSCRITOS-VILA REAL SÉC. XIX. «OFFICIOS DO SCISMA RELIGIOSO».

      - Villa Real (Trás-os-Montes) e Évora. 1838-1840. Em 5 maços. De 30x21 cm. Com 37 fólios manuscritos. Contendo cartas e ofícios trocados (sendo algumas peças originais assinados pelo Conde do Bonfim e outros dirigentes, e as restantes peças constam de cópias reescritas por um oficial copiador) de e para: o Ministério da Justiça; o Ministério da Guerra; Ministério e Secretaria de Estado dos Negócios do Reino; o Governos Civis; as Administrações Gerais. Conjunto reportando às actividades de infiltração das forças de D. Miguel ? denominado nestes documentos ?o Usurpador? ? mantinham o contacto com as populações através das pastorais, sendo os membros do clero e os locais identificados nos ofícios trocados. Location/localizacao: 8-2-A-23

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