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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.

      [Bookseller: Ten Pound Island Book Co.]
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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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        A Grammatical Analysis of Selections from The Hebrew Scriptures, with an Exercise in Hebrew Composition

      Wiley and Putnam New York: Wiley and Putnam, 1838. First edition. Hardcover. fair. Sm. 4to. xii,148pp. Half cloth over paper-covered boards. "A Critical Grammar of the Hebrew Language" by the same author preceded this work. Isaac Nordheimer (1809-1842) was a German-Jewish author. After emigrating to America in 1835 he became a professor of Hebrew and Oriental languages at the University of New York. His other main work, besides contributions to the "Biblical Repository," was "The Philosophy of Ecclesiastes." Heavy age wear, staining and chipping on binding. Hinges starting. 2" x 1" of bottom edge of front board missing affecting first 12 pages. Foxing throughout. Binding in poor, interior in fair to good condition. Scarce. Bibliographical reference: Singerman 656. Rosenbach 430

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        An Elementary Course of Civil Engineering, for the Use of the Cadets of the United States' Military Academy

      Wiley and Putnam New York: Wiley and Putnam. 1838. Second edition, revised and corrected. Original publisher's figured brown cloth titled in gilt. 308pp., 14 folding plates. Contemporary owner's name ("Joseph Ray, Cincinnati"), some modest edgewear to the corners and spine ends, a near very good copy. A book of practical engineering and mathematics. Ray was a professor of mathematics and wrote several books on the subject, beginning in 1834: An Introduction to Ray's Eclectic Arithmetic, the first of a series of six textbooks which became the most popular and widely used American mathematics textbooks of the 19th Century. They also formed the basis for Ray's Mathematical Series series of textbooks, of which as late as 1913, annual sales exceeded a quarter of a million copies a year, and total sales of the arithmetic books alone are estimated at 120 million copies. The success of Ray's Arithmetic series prompted his publisher to seek an author for a corresponding set of readers. They chose William Holmes McGuffey, who joined Ray on the faculty of Woodward College, where he wrote the McGuffey Readers, which surpassed even Ray's Arithmetics to become the most popular textbooks ever written. .

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        Map of the State of New York compiled from the Latest Authorities

      S. Augustus MitchellPhiladelphia:: S. Augustus Mitchell,. 1838.. Folding pocket map, 17 x 21", with full period color. Bound in 16mo brown gilt & blind stamped cloth boards, stamped "New - York." on the front board. Boards in very good condition. the map with a few splits at corners, as onion paper is prone to do. A beautiful colored copy, with county divisions and relief shown pictorially. Inset Vicinity of Rochester, Vicinity of Albany, Vicinity of New York, and Map of the Hudson River from New York to Albany.OCLC: 45669426 cites only the NY Public & NY State Library.

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

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        Contributions to the Physiology of Vision.- Part the First [and: Part the Second, complete]. On some remarkable, and hitherto unobserved, Phenomena of Binocular Vision.

      [title continues] Contributions to the Physiology of Vision.- Part the First [and: Part the Second, complete]. On some remarkable, and hitherto unobserved, Phenomena of Binocular Vision. 1838. [WITH:] The Bakerian Lecture. - Contributions to the Physiology of Vision. Part the Second (continued). First Edition, disbound extracts from Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society, vol 128 for 1838, pp.371-394, and vol 142 for 1852, pp.1-17, large quarto, complete with 3 lithographic plates (these with small and neat embossed unlinked library name), an excellent copy, London, [Royal Society], 1838, 1852 * THE INENTION OF THE STEREOSCOPE. "Stereopsis was first described by Wheatstone in 1838.[6] In 1840 he was awarded the Royal Medal of the Royal Society for his explanation of binocular vision, a research which led him to make stereoscopic drawings and construct the stereoscope. He showed that our impression of solidity is gained by the combination in the mind of two separate pictures of an object taken by both of our eyes from different points of view. Thus, in the stereoscope, an arrangement of lenses or mirrors, two photographs of the same object taken from different points are so combined as to make the object stand out with a solid aspect. Sir David Brewster improved the stereoscope by dispensing with the mirrors, and bringing it into its existing form with lenses." - Wikipedia. * "As the inventor of the stereoscope, later developed by Brewster, Wheatstone found himself - to his own surprise - the first since Leonardo da Vinci to discuss depth perception in terms of the different image received by the eye."(DSB XIV, p. 290). GARRISON MORTON # 1498.

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        The Poetical Works of William Wordsworth

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

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        MEMOIRES TIRES DES ARCHIVES DE LA POLICE DE PARIS. Pour servir à l'histoire de la morale et de la Police, depuis Louis XIV jusqu'à nos jours.

      In-8 p. (mm. 206x126), 6 voll., mz. pelle coeva con ang., ricca decoraz. e tit. oro al dorso, pp. (4),XXI,(3),350; (4),415; (4),384; (4),395,3; (4),384; (4),336,16 (di catalogo editoriale); con 1 facsimile di lettera più volte ripieg. f.t. Avvocato prima della rivoluzione, Jacques Peuchet (1758-1830) occupò la carica di conservatore degli archivi della Prefettura di Polizia ed ebbe così la possibilità di consultare i documenti originali dell?Ancien Régime (scomparsi in seguito, nell?incendio del Palazzo di Giustizia sotto la ?Comune?). I suoi scritti pertanto, in questo campo,.sono di grande importanza. Con qualche lieve fiorit. ma complessivam. esempl. ben conservato.

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        VOYAGE EN ABYSSINIE, DANS LE PAYS DES GALLA, DE CHOA ET D'IFAT. Précédé d'une excursion dans l'Arabie-Heureuse.

      In-8 p. (mm. 208x124), 4 voll., mz. pelle coeva, dorso a cordoni con fregi e tit. oro, pp. (4),367; (4),362; (4),379; (4),383; con 1 carta geografica, più volte ripieg. e inc. in rame, ?dressée par Combes et Tamisier. Dessinée par A. Vuillemin, géographe, 1838.? Resonconto di un viaggio in Abissinia e nello Yemen durato due anni, dal 1835 al 1837, effettuato dai giovani francesi Edmund Combes e Maurice Tamisier. Tale viaggio contribuì ad aprire la vasta area etiopica all?influenza francese e a controbilanciare l?influenza degli Inglesi, già presenti in Aden. Per arrivare fino al regno di Choa, Combes et Tamisier visitarono Axum, Adowa, Galla, Debra-Tabor, il lago di Tana, Gondar, ecc. Questa dettagliata relazione del viaggio è naturalmente arricchita dalla storia del paese e da approfonditi commenti sugli usi, costumi, credenze, forme di governo, commerci delle popolazioni incontrate. Gli ultimi capitoli sono dedicati agli errori commessi da europei precedentemente arrivati in Abissinia: Bruce, Valentia e Salt. "Edizione originale". Cfr. Gay,2616. Con qualche fiorit. o lieve arross. ma certam. un buon esemplare.

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        A BIBLIOGRAPHICAL ANTIQUARIAN AND PICTURESQUE TOUR IN THE NORTHERN COUNTIES OF ENGLAND AND IN SCOTLAND

      London: Printed for the author by C. Richards, 1838. FIRST EDITION. 251 x 156 mm (9 7/8 x 6 1/8"). With the list of subscribers in volume I. Two volumes. HANDSOME EARLY 20TH CENTURY RED MOROCCO, GILT, BY MATTHEWS (stamp-signed on front turn-in), covers with gilt French fillet border enclosing a simple lobed panel, raised bands, spines very attractively gilt in compartments with spiral cornerpieces and centerpiece featuring either a fleur-de-lys, a manuscript scroll and quill, or Dibdin's cypher, gilt inner dentelles, marbled endpapers, all edges gilt. With numerous engravings in the text, and 44 ENGRAVED PLATES, as called for, including portraits, views, antiquities, and manuscript facsimiles. Jackson 89; Windle & Pippin A-65; Lowndes I, 641. The tiniest bit of rubbing to joints and corners, minor foxing (mostly marginal) to all but a handful of plates, otherwise AN ESPECIALLY PLEASING SET IN FINE CONDITION, the text clean and bright, and the decorative bindings very lustrous and with almost no signs of use. This charming bibliographical travelogue takes us from Peterborough to London and on to Lincoln, York, Durham, Newcastle, Carlisle, Dumfries, Edinburgh, Glasgow, St. Andrews, and the border lands of Sir Walter Scott, with many stops along the way at libraries, cathedrals, castles, and ruins. Dibdin (1776-1847) was perhaps the most visible figure among the bibliophiles and bibliographers of the first half of the 19th century. His "Bibliomania" (1809) was an amusing account of the current craze of book collecting among wealthy English aristocrats, and the book, while cynical, did much to encourage the mania. And it was at his suggestion that the Roxburghe Club was founded in 1812. Our binding is typical of the elegant work produced by William Matthews, a Scot who became the leading binder in America during the second half of the 19th century. He was head of the bindery at D. Appleton and Complany, was an early member of the Grolier Club, and was an important advisor in the formation of the Club Bindery, a firm organized with the intention of executing fine American bindings that rivalled the best being produced in Europe.

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