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        Offering of the Mandan Indians [Vig. 14]

      Paris, Coblenz and London: 1838. Hand-coloured aquatint engraving by Himely after Bodmer, blindstamp. 9 5/8 x 12 1/2 inches. 12 5/8 x 18 3/8 inches. Bodmer painted this potent scene of a Mandan skull shrine in November of 1833, shortly before the onset of winter. The shrine was located near the burial ground of Mih-Tutta-Hang-Kusch, and was related to the Mandan beliefs regarding the human body after death and was used as a fasting ground for those seeking supernatural powers. Bodmer and Prince Maximilian overwintered at Fort Clark, between the Knife and Heart Rivers in the territory of the Mandans and the Hidatsas, and made full use of their time to record in detail the life, history and beliefs of the Indian Tribes around them. Karl Bodmer's images show great versatility and technical virtuosity and give us a uniquely accomplished and detailed picture of a previously little understood (and soon to vanish) way of life. Swiss-born Bodmer was engaged by Prince Maximilian zu Wied-Neuwied (1782-1867) specifically to provide a record of his travels in North America, principally among the Plains Indians. In the company of David Dreidoppel (Prince Maximilian's servant and hunting companion), their travels in North America were to last from 1832 to 1834. Well-armed with information and advice, the party finally left St.Louis, on the most important stage of their travels, aboard the steamer Yellow Stone on April 10 1833. They proceeded up the treacherous Missouri River along the line of forts established by the American Fur Company. At Bellevue they encountered their first Indians, then went on to make contact with the Sioux tribe, learning of and recording their little known ceremonial dances and powerful pride and dignity. Transferring from the Yellow Stone to another steamer, the Assiniboin, they continued to Fort Clark, visiting there the Mandan, Mintari and Crow tribes, then the Assiniboins at Fort Union, the main base of the American Fur Company. On a necessarily much smaller vessel they journeyed through the extraordinary geological scenery of that section of the Missouri to Fort Mackenzie in Montana, establishing a cautious friendship with the fearsome Blackfeet. From this, the westernmost point reached, it was considered too dangerous to continue and the return journey downstream began. The winter brought its own difficulties and discomforts, but Bodmer was still able to execute numerous studies of villages, dances and especially the people, who were often both intrigued and delighted by his work. The portraits are particularly notable for their capturing of individual personalities, as well as forming a primary account of what were to become virtually lost cultures. Graff 4648; Howes M443a; Pilling 2521; Sabin 47014; Wagner-Camp 76:1.

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        Exploitation de l'amitié

      Altkolorierte Lithographie von Honoré Daumier bei Aubert, Paris um 1838. 24x23 cm. - Hazard / Delteil 1048 - Kat. Sammlung Horn 70ff. vgl. - Caricaturana No. 58. "Ausbeutung der Freundschaft. Mein lieber Alphonse, ich habe diese Herren - Freunde - zum Mittagessen bei Dir eingeladen, ich will sie unseren Champagner kosten lassen, wir werden vergnügt sein ... Halt, mir fällt was ein! Wie wär's denn mit einer Fahrt ins Wäldchen? Wir würden deine Kutsche nehmen und du würdest uns ein paar Kleider leihen, denn wir sind nicht passend angezogen ... Schick uns inzwischen Karten und ein paar Goldfüchse, damit wir uns die Zeit vertreiben können, mein guter Alphonse, mein lieber Freund, herzensguter Junge, mach' schon." Robert Macaire und seine Begleiter im Salon eines reichen Freundes, der lässig und mit gelangweilter Miene in einem Sessel ruht. 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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        Memoirs of the life of Sir Walter Scott / By J. G. Lockhart, ... In four volumes

      Paris : Baudry's European Library, ...,, 1838. 1st Edition in this form. Physical description: 4v. ; 22cm. Subjects: Scott, Walter, Sir, 1771-1832 -- Authors, Scottish -- English literature -- 19th century -- Biography. Language: English. Spine title: Lockhart's Life of Sir W. Scott. Very good copies bound in contemporary 1/2 black leather over marbled boards. Gilt-blocked leather labels to spines with gilt-crossed bands. Spine bands and panel edges slightly dust-toned and rubbed as with age. All edges marbled. Previous owner's signature to front pastedown of each volume. Minor, scattered marginal foxing, mainly around prelims. Remains particularly well-preserved overall; tight, bright, clean and strong.

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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.

      [Bookseller: The Bookbums at Ish Kabibble Books]
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        FLORAL ILLUSTRATIONS OF THE SEASONS, Consisting of Drawings From Nature of Some of the Most Beautiful, Hardy and Rare Herbaceous Plants

      London: R. Havell, 1838.. Spine lightly sunned, paper restoration to descriptive leave of plate 3, plate 41 shaved at head with loss of plate number but with no effect to the illustration, occasional light foxing, a near fine copy in a spectacular fine binding.. Pp. (vi), 55 handcolored engraved and aquatint plates by Havell after Margaret Roscoe's drawings, interleaved with letterpress descriptions. Finely bound by Sangorski and Sutcliffe in three-quarter morocco over green cloth, five raised bands, spine lettered and decorated in gilt, top page edge gilt, 4to (11.5 x 9 inches). The author was William Roscoe's daughter-in-law and was better known as a botanical artist under her maiden name Margaret Lace. Robert Havell's exquisite engravings and aquatints demonstrate his mastery as a natural history illustrator. Great Flower Books (1990), p. 133; Nissen 1676.

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

      London: W. S. Orr & Co., 1838. First edition. Hardcover. Very good. 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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        Three Catalogues; Describing the Contents of the Red Book of the Exchequer, of the Dodsworth Manuscripts in the Bodleian Library, and of the Manuscripts in the Library of the Honourable Society of Lincoln's Inn

      Pickering, Chancery Lane London 1838 - Modern blue cloth, gilt-lettered, light browning, else a very good copy; one of 150 copies printed, 100 intended for public sale The separate, enlarged publication of the three catalogues originally prepared under the direction of the Record Commission, concluding with the portion devoted to the manuscripts of Lincoln's Inn, including those of Matthew Hale and Serjeant Maynard [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Meyer Boswell Books, Inc., member ABAA]
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        OEUVRES DE M. LE VICOMTE DE CHATEAUBRIAND, 14 TOMES (INCOMPLET)

      Lebigre Frères, Paris 1838 - RO40234911: 14 tomes d'env. 350-400 pages chacun. Pièces de titre noires sur les dos, avec auteur, titre, tomaison et filets dorés. Dos, plats et bords des plats frottés. Moitié du dos du tome V manquante. Manque en coiffe de tête du tome XIX. Quelques mouillures. Nouvelle édition revue et corrigée. Tomes I-IV: Le Génie du Christianisme. Tome V: Atala, René, Le Dernier Abencerage, Moïse, Poésies diverses. Tomes VI-VII: Les Martyrs. Tomes VIII-IX: Les Natchez. Tomes X-XI: Itinéraire de Paris à Jérusalem. Tome XIII: Voyages en Amérique, en Italie, etc. (tome 2). Tomes XIX-XX: Mélanges politiques In-12 Relié. Etat d'usage. Couv. légèrement passée. Dos abîmé. Quelques rousseurs Classification Dewey : 840.08-XIX ème siècle [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Map of the United States

      Philadelphia: S. Augustus Mitchell, [1838]. Period outline colour. Wall map, expertly repaired, backed with modern linen, trimmed in burgundy cloth and on contemporary rollers. Unvarnished. Very good. 37 x 43 inches. All in all, it is one of the most accomplished maps of the nation published to its time. This is the revised 1838 edition of the first map of the United States published by S. Augustus Mitchell. Handsome and important, the map originally appeared in 1831, the year that Mitchell went into business. Mitchell, the leading American map publisher during the decades preceding the Civil War, hired J. H. Young, who had previously worked for Anthony Finley, to produce this new map. Ristow proclaims the map to be an "original production," although it clearly owes a debt to the Map of the United States that Young had prepared for Finley in 1825. Here the format is vertical instead of horizontal, and the western geographical extremities of Finley's map have been eliminated. But Mitchell kept the large inset Map of North America including all of the Recent Geographical Discoveries, and a modified version of Finley's Table of Comparative Heights of the Principal Mountains and Hills in the United States. There are new inset plans of vicinities of eight cities: Albany, Niagara, Boston, New York, Philadelphia, Baltimore, Charleston, New Orleans. The upper portions of the map are occupied by a Statistical table; Index of the Counties of the United States, and a lovely engraved vignette with the American eagle that surmounts the title. The map was periodically revised to account for the rapid westward expansion of settlement during the Jacksonian era, and new editions appeared in 1834, 1836, 1838, 1839, and possibly other years. See Ristow, American Maps and Mapmakers, p. 309. This 1838 edition not in Rumsey, who lists only the 1831 edition (2723); not in Phillips, America, which lists 1834, 1836 and 1839 editions (pp. 890 & 892).

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        DER SINNREICHE JUNKER DON QUIXOTE VON LA MANCHA AUS DEN SPANISCHEN UBERSEZT. ZWEITER BAND (Complete 2 Volume Set)

      Stuttgart: Verlag der Vlassiker. Very Good. 1838. Hardcover. German edition. Complete 2 volumes set. Tan buckram cloth covers with black leather spine labels have light wear to corners and caps. Boards and spines are straight. Bindings are tight. Pages moderately foxed but clean and in very good condition. Frontispieces. Profusely illustrated throughout plus head pieces and tail pieces. Each page is border ruled. .

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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. 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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        Ascent to the Summit of Mont Blanc on the 22nd and 23rd of August, 1837

      "Not Published" London: "Not Published" 1838. () 51pp. Very good. Octavo. Original, blind stamped cloth; title in gilt. Some sunning to boards; corners bumped, minor shelf soil. Ink notation on spine; spine re-glued. Former owner's name in ink on inside of free fly. Pencil notation on title page. Age spotting to pages. No plates. Rare, early work on Mont Blanc. Appears in Meckly, who notes three variations to the first edition; one with no plates and others with either 5 or 6 plates. Appears in Neate with 6 plates (A72).

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        Histoire de la grandeur et de la decadence de Cesar Birotteau, Parfumeur, Chevalier De La Legion D'Honneur...Nouvelle Scene de la vie Parisienne

      Paris, 1838. 2 volumes. Original yellow wraps bound in. Paris, 1838. First edition. Half leather. 5 raised bands, gilt frames to compartments, title in gilt. Some wear to edges, wear to leather. Top edges gilt. Volume 1 with light foxing throughout. Both volumes in solid tight binding, clean overall and in good condition. Text in French. A very good set.. 1st Edition. Hardcover. Good +. Book.

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        Ancient Allegorical, Historical, and Legendary Paintings in Fresco. First Edition

      Henry G. Bohn, 1838. 1st Edition. Hardcover Hardcover. Fair. Henry G. Bohn, 1838. Discovered in the summer of 1804, on the walls of the chapel of the trinity, belonging to the Gilde of the Holy Cross, at Stratford-Upon-Avon, in Warwickshire, from drawings, made at the time of their discovery, by Thomas Fisher, F.S.A. Also, a view and plan of the chapel, a view of new place, the residence of William Shakespeare, facsimiles of various grants and indulgences to the gilde, with representations of one hundred and fifty ancient seals appended to them; facsimile extracts from the register of the gilde, the rolls of accounts, &c. Described by John Gough Nichols, F.S.A. 17 hand colored plates. 24 engraved ancient documents. Large format hardcover. Original binding. Tightly bound. Extensive bumping and wear to the boards. Fair condition.

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        VIEWS IN THE VICINITY OF BRISTOL & CHEPSTOW

      Published by G. Davey, 1838 (Circa.). Hardback. Good. Illustrated by Rowbotham, T.L. & Willis, John & Prout, J.S. & Jackson, Samuel & Horner, Josh.. Good condition with no wrapper. Large oblong format. Brown cloth, gilt title to front cover. 19 b/w lithographed plates. Of interest: the book was published around 1838-1840 and the first illustration shows The Clifton Suspension Bridge but shows it as it was conceived by Brunel but never actually built with the Egyptian Sphinx towers (the bridge was not completed until 1864). Copac lists only two copies in the British Library. Plates are: The Clifton Suspension Bridge; View Of Clifton and the Hot-Wells; Clifton, Gloucestershire; The Avon From Cook's Folly Wood; View of the Rocks From Clifton Down; Westbury Church, Gloucestershire; Blaise Hamlet; Blaise Castle; Henbury Church; Portishead Point, Church and Mouth of the Avon; Chepstow Castle Monmouthshire; Tintern Abbey Monmouthshire; Interior of Tintern Abbey, Monmouthshire West Window; Interior of Tintern Abbey, Monmouthshire East Window; Ragland Castle Monmouthshire; Cheddar Cliffs; Cheddar Cliffs (another view); Cheddar Cliffs (yet another view); the Cave at Cheddar. Top and tail of spine very worn. Corners worn. Rear board badly stained. Three plates browned else remainder just browned at edges . [S]

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        Yeni Jami & St. Sophia from the Golden Horn." Blick auf die Yeni Cami Moschee und Hagia Sophia (Ayasofya) vom Golden Horn aus mit dekorativer Schiffsstaffage

      Lithographie mit Tonplatte von John Frederick Lewis nach Coke Smyth 1838. 28.5x39 cm. - Abbey, Travel 394, 9 -

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        Mosques of St. Sophia and Sultan Achmet, from the Gate of the Seraglio." Hagia Sophia (Ayasofya) und Sultan Ahmet Moschee vom Eingangstor des Topkapi Palast aus

      Lithographie mit Tonplatte von John Frederick Lewis nach Coke Smyth 1838. 29.5x37.5 cm. - Abbey, Travel 394, 13 - Auf dem Platz vor dem Eingangstor und in der Straße die zur Sultan Ahmet Moschee führt reiche Staffage mit zahlreichen Trachtenpersonen und Reitern.

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        Fortuny 1838-1874

      - Pintura. (75) Luigi Alfieri. Milán. 37 cm. Encuadernación en tapa dura. Lomo en piel con nervios y dorados (actual) Conserva la tapa en tela original de la editorial. Idioma francés. Contiene dos retratos del artista y cincuenta reproducciones. BF36 [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        THE YELLOWPLUSH CORRESPONDENCE

      1838. Philadelphia: E. L. Carey & A. Hart, 1838. Original drab paper-covered boards with purple muslin spine and printed spine label. First Edition -- and in fact (quoting from Van Duzer): "The first publication in book form of any of Thackeray's works, and notable in its being published in America and not in England." These comic memoirs of a footman (written in his cockney vernacular) had appeared in Fraser's Magazine in 1837-1838, where they were noticed, from across the Atlantic, by Carey & Hart. Three years after this book was published, they did appear, though revised, in an 1841 English anthology of "Comic Tales & Sketches" -- but the first English publication of The Yellowplush Correspondence alone was not until 1854. The fact that the text in this book begins on p. [13] has led many to believe that a Preface might have been intended, but never included. ~This copy is still in the original fragile boards-and-label, and is in very good condition, with quite minor edge-wear; the spine label is rubbed at its edges (affecting just the "Y"), and as always the purple cloth spine is sunned to a light tan. Van Duzer 235.

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        ITALY 1838: Manuscript journal (or perhaps a contemporary transcript of letters) of an unidentified officer on board H.M.S. ‘Pembroke’

      Not published, 1838. The journal commencing: “Saturday 19th May 1838. 6 am. Slipped the Buoy in Malta Harbour & were taken in tow by the Rhadamanthus Steam Ship which towed us outside the Harbour & then returned for the rest of the Squadron consisting of the Princess Charlotte 104, Rodney 92, Vanguard 80 & Barham 50. Observed them all out of the harbour before 8. We made the signal to part company which was granted. Made sail under double reefed topsails, courses, jib & spanker it blowing a fresh breeze from N.N.W. the Admiral & Squadron were bound for Naples & our own destination was to the coast of Italy generally & perhaps to the coast of Spain, on (I believe) a cruise of observation. We were to go to Leghorn & Genoa & rejoin the Fleet at Naples, so said report. The object of our mission was to look after and intercept some vessels which were said to be fitting out in some of the northern ports of Italy for the purpose of assisting Don Carlos with arms & munitions of war ......”.73-pages, 4to (9¼ x 7½ inches), circa 15,000 words. Contemporary half calf, marbled boards; spine split and chipped. 19th May – 24th October 1838. The last leaf signed with initials “R.T.” and dated August 17th 1839. The first leaf with initials “T.R.H.” For further transcripts from this journal please enquire.

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        Autograph letter signed ("MvSchwind").

      Munich, 2. I. 1838. - 4to. 1 p. To an unnamed recipient on producing woodcuts and copperplates. - On stationery with embossed monogram; centerfold almost torn. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        OLIVER TWIST; or, The Parish Boy's Progress

      London: Richard Bentley, 1838. 3 volumes. First edition, first issue with the Fireside plate and Boz on the title page. With 24 engravings by George Cruikshank. 8vo, very handsomely bound in antique three quarter green morocco over marbled boards, the spines beautifully decorated with raised bands gilt stopped and double gilt ruled, compartments elaborately gilt tooled, two compartments lettered in gilt, t.e.g. (4), 331; (4), 307; (2), 313 pp. An unusually nice set of the rare first issue, bindings in a fine state of preservation, the gilt clean and bright, the dark-green morocco still without fading. A VERY HANDSOME SET OF THE FIRST EDITION AND ISSUE OF OLIVER TWIST. This was Dickens's second novel, following quickly on the enormous success of THE PICKWICK PAPERS. It was published in volume form six months before it was completed in serial form, and Frederic Kitton states that 35 London booksellers contracted for only 528 copies. But although those London booksellers may have had their initial doubts, the book was and still is one of Dickens' most popular novels. The bindings are especially pleasing on this set and the text is unusually clean and fresh.

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        Oliver Twist; or, the Parish Boy's Progress

      London: Richard Bentley,, 1838. By "Boz." In three volumes. 3 volumes, octavo (189 × 117 mm). Early 20th-century red half calf, green morocco labels, 4 raised bands, red speckled edges. Housed in a red cloth slipcase. Frontispiece to each volume and 21 plates by George Cruikshank. All half-titles present; bound without terminal advert leaf in vol. I. 2 bookplates to each volume. Spine faded, bindings a little rubbed and scuffed, spotting and toning to title page and occasionally to contents. 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.

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        The Poems, Letters, and Land of Robert Burns

      40 - London - George Virtue, 1838 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. A beautifully illustrated biographical and critical exploration of beloved Scottish poet, Robert Burns. Bound in half leather and marbled paper-covered boards, with gilt lettering and decoration. With marbled page edges and endpapers. Complete in Two Volumes. Volume One is a collection of the poetical works of Robert Burns. Volume Two is aliterary examination of his work. Illustrated by W. H. Bartlett, T. Allom, and Other Artists. With a New Memoir of the Poet, and Notices, Critical and Biographical, of his Works, by Allan Cunningham. WithEighty-Seven Plates. WIth engraved title pages. The title given on these is 'Pictures and Portraits of the Life and Land of Burns'. The engraved title pages have been bound into the incorrect volume. Allan Cunningham, 1784-1842, was a Scottish poet and songwriter. Condition: The binding is tight and firm. The front hinges are just starting. There is some rubbing to the extremities. Internally the pages have slight browning with intermittent foxing, prominent to the plates, and marks. Overall the condition is very good with a very good interior..

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        OLIVER TWIST; or, The Parish Boy's Progress

      London Richard Bentley 1838 - 3 volumes. First edition, first issue with the Fireside plate and Boz on the title page. With 24 engravings by George Cruikshank. 8vo, very handsomely bound in antique three quarter green morocco over marbled boards, the spines beautifully decorated with raised bands gilt stopped and double gilt ruled, compartments elaborately gilt tooled, two compartments lettered in gilt, t.e.g. (4), 331; (4), 307; (2), 313 pp. An unusually nice set of the rare first issue, bindings in a fine state of preservation, the gilt clean and bright, the dark-green morocco still without fading. A VERY HANDSOME SET OF THE FIRST EDITION AND ISSUE OF OLIVER TWIST. This was Dickens's second novel, following quickly on the enormous success of THE PICKWICK PAPERS. It was published in volume form six months before it was completed in serial form, and Frederic Kitton states that 35 London booksellers contracted for only 528 copies. But although those London booksellers may have had their initial doubts, the book was and still is one of Dickens' most popular novels. The bindings are especially pleasing on this set and the text is unusually clean and fresh. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Eigenh. Brief mit U.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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        A Toutes les Personnes qui ont des Capitaux a perdre

      Altkolorierte Lithographie von Honoré Daumier bei Aubert, Paris um 1838. 25x22 cm. - Hazard / Delteil 1008 - Kat. Sammlung Horn 71 - Caricaturana 20. An alle, die Kapital zu verlieren haben ... Robert Macaire hält einen großen bedruckten Papierbogen in Händen, von dem er vorliest, neben ihm sein Gehilfe Bertrand, der sich vor Lachen darüber krümmt. "Er jongliert mit Begriffen aus dem Aktiengeschäft, um seine Kompetenz anzudeuten, entlarvt sich aber selbst, indem er das Aktienkapital verschlungen (verbraucht) hat. Interessant sind für Robert Macaire vor allem das Aktiengeschäft und die Werbung." (Slg. Horn).Die Robert-Macaire-Karikaturen mit Texten von Vincent Philipon erschienen von 1836 bis 1838 im Charivari und waren ein großer Publikumserfolg. Die Serie "zeigt den skrupellosen Schwindel als Prinzip, das in Wahrheit die Gesellschaft regiert." (Slg. Horn). Von den Blättern wurden bereits während des Erscheinens der Serie Sonderdrucke verkauft.Exemplar in schönem Altkolorit auf festem Velin ohne Text auf der Rückseite.

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        Exploitation du Suicide

      Altkolorierte Lithographie von Honoré Daumier bei Aubert, Paris um 1838. 24.5x22.5 cm. - Hazard / Delteil 1049 - Kat. Sammlung Horn 70ff. vgl. - Caricaturana No. 59. "Ausnutzung des Selbstmords. Sie haben recht, Tante, ich bin ein Lump, ein Draufgänger, ein Nichtsnutz, ich habe keinen Groschen mehr, ich werde mir eine Kugel durch den Kopf jagen! - Unglücklicher, was sagst Du da? - Ja, ich will sterben ... - Nein, nein! ich zahle Deine Schulden und gebe Dir alles, was ich besitze ... bring Dich nicht um! - Tante, nur Ihretwegen gehorche ich, denn ich bin des Lebens überdrüssig ... (Hereingefallen, Tante)." Robert Macaire hat sich mit vorgeblich verzweifelter Miene von seiner um ihn besorgten Tante abgewendet.Die Robert-Macaire-Karikaturen mit Texten von Vincent Philipon erschienen von 1836 bis 1838 im Charivari und waren ein großer Publikumserfolg. Die Serie "zeigt den skrupellosen Schwindel als Prinzip, das in Wahrheit die Gesellschaft regiert." (Slg. Horn). Von den Blättern wurden bereits während des Erscheinens der Serie Sonderdrucke verkauft.Exemplar in schönem Altkolorit auf festem Velin ohne Text auf der Rückseite.

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        The Mabinogion, from the Llyft Coch o Hergest and other Ancient Welsh Manuscripts: with an English Translation and Notes

      Paternoster Row, London: Longman, Orme, Brown, Green, and Longmans, 1838 Parts 1, 2 & 3 (only of 7), small 4to, 1st ed, 1st issue. In 3 volumes uniformly bound in contemporary green and red morocco, some blind tooling, corners and edges a little bumped and worn, Vol 3 upper cover a little faded at head. Spines, faded, titles and tooling in gilt, some repairs at edges. Ink initials AB to the 3 upper covers.Part I. Containing The Lady of the Fountain. Internally, mustard endpages, advert tipped to fpd, [1] blank leaf, original card Part cover, titles in black, [1] blank leaf, frontis (folding), [5], (vi-viii), [1], [1], 2-232 pp, 2 pls (coloured & folding), 3 illustrations (B&W), lower card cover, [1] ep, p 197 misnumbered 791, p 1-132 in English, p 133-214 in French, p 215-232 in English & French, occasional foxing.Part II. Containing the Son of Evrawc. 1839. Mustard endpapers, [1] blank leaf, card cover, titles in black, [2] blank leaves, frontis (coloured), [4], [1], 236-383 pp, [1], 2 pls (coloured with 1 folding], 3 illustrations within text, p236-296 in Welsh, p 297-370 in English, p 371-383 in English & Welsh, occasional faint browning to edges.Part III. Containing Geraint the Son of Erbin. 1840Mustard endpages, [1] blank leaf, card cover, titles in black, (ep stuck to cover), frontis (coloured & folding), [4], 378-411, [4], 6-189 pp, [1], 8 pls (2 folding & 3 coloured, 3 illustrations within text, occasional browning to edges. Uncommon to find bound up in the original parts, with their covers. (Anderson 337) Schreiber [née Bertie; other married name Guest], Lady Charlotte Elizabeth, translator, businesswoman, and collector who working with Welsh clerics, and drawing upon the research prompted by the Romantic revival and translations started by Welshmen such as William Owen Pughe, she undertook the mammoth task of transcribing and translating twelve Welsh tales into English. Initially published in parts—the first, an Arthurian romance, ‘The Lady of the Fountain’, appearing in 1838—the enterprise culminated in the magnificent three-volume production The Mabinogion (1849). Eleven of the tales were from the medieval Llyfr coch o Hergest (Red Book of Hergest), and consisted of the four branches of the Mabinogi, three Arthurian romances (Lady Charlotte has been credited as the first to recognize their European analogues), and four independent tales. She also included the sixteenth-century tale ‘Taliesin’, illustrations, and her own learned notes. See ODNB.

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        Railroadiana. A New History of England, or Picturesque, Biographical, Historical, Legendary and Antiquarian Sketches Descriptive of the Vicinity of the Railroads, First Series. with a Map and Illustrations London and Birmingham Railway

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

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        Der Humorist. Jahrgänge 2, 4, 5, und 7 (1838-1843) in 4 voluminösen Bänden.,

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

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

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

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

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

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        JOURNALS OF THE SPECIAL COUNCIL OF THE PROVINCE OF LOWER CANADA

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

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        THE LOGS OF THE FIRST VOYAGE, MADE WITH THE UNCEASING AID OF STEAM, BETWEEN ENGLAND AND AMERICA, BY THE GREAT WESTERN, OF BRISTOL, LIEUT. JAMES HOSKIN, R.N., COMMANDER ... ALSO AN APPENDIX AND REMARKS BY CHRISTOPHER CLAYTON

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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        Notes d'un voyage en Auvergne.

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

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        NICKOLAUS NICKLEBY.

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

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        THE HAWAIIAN SPECTATOR. Conducted by an Association of Gentlemen

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

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

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

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