The viaLibri website requires cookies to work properly. You can find more information in our Terms of Service and Privacy Policy.

Displayed below are some selected recent viaLibri matches for books published in 1838

        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.

      [Bookseller: Argosy Book Store ]
 1.   Check availability:     ABAA     Link/Print  

        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.

      [Bookseller: FoundItAtLast Bookshop, Kelso]
 2.   Check availability:     UKBookworld     Link/Print  

        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.

      [Bookseller: Abbotsford Books]
 3.   Check availability:     Booksatpbfa     Link/Print  

        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

      [Bookseller: Antiquaria]
 4.   Check availability:     Antikvariat     Link/Print  

        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

      [Bookseller: Peter Grosell's Antikvariat]
 5.   Check availability:     Antikvariat     Link/Print  


      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.

      [Bookseller: Alcuin Books, ABAA-ILAB ]
 6.   Check availability:     ABAA     Link/Print  

        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

      [Bookseller: Libreria e Rivisteria Ferraguti]
 7.   Check availability:     Link/Print  

        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 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)

      [Bookseller: Bøger & Kuriosa]
 8.   Check availability:     Antikvariat     Link/Print  

        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

      [Bookseller: James Cummins Bookseller ]
 9.   Check availability:     ABAA     Link/Print  

        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.

      [Bookseller: Libreria Antiquaria Malavasi]
 10.   Check availability:     Link/Print  

        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

      [Bookseller: Libreria e Rivisteria Ferraguti]
 11.   Check availability:     Link/Print  

        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 .

      [Bookseller: double B books]
 12.   Check availability:     IOBABooks     Link/Print  

        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.

      [Bookseller: Studio Bibliografico Benacense]
 13.   Check availability:     Link/Print  

        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.

      [Bookseller: Saintfield Antiques & Fine Books]
 14.   Check availability:     UKBookworld     Link/Print  

        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).

      [Bookseller: Donald Heald Rare Books ]
 15.   Check availability:     ABAA     Link/Print  

        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.

      [Bookseller: University Archives ]
 16.   Check availability:     ABAA     Link/Print  

        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.

      [Bookseller: Eric Chaim Kline - Bookseller ]
 17.   Check availability:     ABAA     Link/Print  

        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.

      [Bookseller: Eric Chaim Kline - Bookseller ]
 18.   Check availability:     ABAA     Link/Print  

        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.'

      [Bookseller: Tavistock Books, ABAA]
 19.   Check availability:     IOBABooks     Link/Print  

        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.

      [Bookseller: Thorn Books ]
 20.   Check availability:     ABAA     Link/Print  

        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.

      [Bookseller: Argosy Book Store ]
 21.   Check availability:     ABAA     Link/Print  

        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]
 22.   Check availability:     IOBABooks     Link/Print  

        The Beauties of the Bosphorus; by Miss Pardoe; From Drawings by William H. Bartlett

      George VirtueLondon:: George Virtue,. 1838.. First edition. Very good. 4to, 164 pp, b&w frontis, decorative title page, and 79 b&w plates, all with original tissue guards intact. A Map of Constantinople is tipped in between pages 150 and 151. Black leather stamped and decorative gilt covers, with decorative gilt spine, with gilt title. All page edges are gilt. Spine edges are lightly rubbed. Small tear on verso of frontis illustration of Miss Pardoe has been repaired; it does not affect the illustration. Light fox spotting mostly confined to edges and backs of plates, and free endpapers.

      [Bookseller: Antipodean Books, Maps & Prints ]
 23.   Check availability:     ABAA     Link/Print  

        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.

      [Bookseller: Donald Heald Rare Books ]
 24.   Check availability:     ABAA     Link/Print  

        Das deutsche Bundesheer in characteristischen Gruppen entworfen und gezeichnet in Verbindung mehrerer K¸nstler von H. A. Eckert in M¸nchen

      Wurzburg: H. A. Eckert et Christian Weiss n.d. 1838 43 Wurzburg: H. A. Eckert et Christian Weiss, n.d. [1838-43]. (MILITARY COSTUME) Folio. Lithographic pictorial front wrapper and 93 hand colored lithographic plates, most heightened in gum arabic. Contemporary half red morocco, rubbed, foot of spine perished. A few plates closely trimmed at fore edge margin (no loss), one plate mounted. Neat pencilled numbers at foot of plates. Bookplate of Henry J. Heinz. Colas 935; Hiler, 261; Lipperheide 2120 . Extensive grouping of plates of the uniforms of northern German states from this complex work of outstanding beauty. Colas gives a detailed collation of the entire collection (385 plates in all). This volume includes extensive and complete suites of Hannover, Braunschweig, Mecklenburg, Oldenburg, Holstein, and the smaller principalities and free cities of Lippe, Waldeck, L¸beck, Bremen, and Hamburg

      [Bookseller: James Cummins Bookseller ]
 25.   Check availability:     ABAA     Link/Print  


      1838. Acceptable. PRESCOTT, William H. HISTORY OF THE REIGN OF FERDINAND AND ISABELLA, THE CATHOLIC. In Three Volumes. Boston: American Stationers' Company, John B. Russell, 1838. Inscribed first edition from the author to John L. Sibley. The inscription is dated January 26, 1838, shortly after the deposit copy (January 15, 1838). Sibley, librarian of Harvard University (1841-1877), was instrumental in the development of that university's fine collection. A self proclaimed "sturdy beggar," because of his numerous pleas for gifts of books, he quadrupled the number of volumes in the collection and significantly increased the annual income, from $250 to $170,000, during his tenure. (DAB). Three 8vo. volumes. Vol. 1: cxxiv, 411 pp.; Vol. 2: xviii, 509 pp.; Vol. 3: xvi, 531 pp., + 4 pp. publisher's catalog. Frontispiece portrait in each volume, and a genealogical chart in Vol. 1. Publisher's binding of blue H cloth (not in Blanck), with gilt-stamped title within a double-rule rectangle and an armorial device below on spines. Ex library, deaccessioned by Sibley's prep school alma mater. Internally clean and very fresh, despite some negligible marginal soiling. Spines are sunned, with a small discolored spot near the center from removal of a library label, with wear at spinal ends, joints and corners. Front hinge of Volume 1 is just starting. This is an acceptable copy of Prescott's second book, but containing an early inscription, and in an unrecorded binding. (Blanck 16334).

      [Bookseller: Boston Book Company ]
 26.   Check availability:     ABAA     Link/Print  

        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

      [Bookseller: Eric Chaim Kline - Bookseller ]
 27.   Check availability:     ABAA     Link/Print  

        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. .

      [Bookseller: Between the Covers- Rare Books, Inc. ABA]
 28.   Check availability:     ABAA     Link/Print  

        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.

      [Bookseller: Antipodean Books, Maps & Prints ]
 29.   Check availability:     ABAA     Link/Print  

        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") .

      [Bookseller: Barter Books Ltd]
 30.   Check availability:     IOBABooks     Link/Print  

        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.

      [Bookseller: Jeffrey Stern Antiquarian Bookseller]
 31.   Check availability:     UKBookworld     Link/Print  

        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.

      [Bookseller: Thorn Books]
 32.   Check availability:     IOBABooks     Link/Print  

        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.

      [Bookseller: Libreria Antiquaria Malavasi]
 33.   Check availability:     Link/Print  

        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.

      [Bookseller: Libreria Antiquaria Malavasi]
 34.   Check availability:     Link/Print  


      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.

      [Bookseller: Phillip J. Pirages Fine Books and Mediev]
 35.   Check availability:     Biblio     Link/Print  

        Illustrations of Her Majesty's Palace at Brighton; formerly the Pavilion: executed by the command of King George the fourth, under the superintendence of John Nash ... To which is prefixed a history of the palace, by ... Brayley

      London: J.B. Nichols & Son, also sold by R. Loder and James Taylor of Brighton, 1838. Folio. (21 1/2 x 14 1/2 inches). Wood-engraved title vignette. 31 plates and plans after A. Pugin and others (20 present in two states, giving a plate total of 51): some aquatint, some hand-coloured, some line etchings, some on india paper mounted, some mounted. Expertly bound to style in half black straight-grained morocco over contemporary marbled paper-covered boards, spine with raised bands in 8 compartments, decoratively tooled in gilt. A unique copy of this valuable record of one of the most extraordinary architectural achievements of the early-19th century. John Nash was largely responsible for adapting Henry Holland's Marine Pavilion at Brighton for the Prince of Wales. Nikolaus Pevsner (The Buildings of England, Harmondsworth, 1951-74) notes that Nash "kept the shape of Holland's building entirely and only threw his fancy dress over it, and he added as outer pavilions larger rooms than any so far." During the 1820s, acting on a further commission from his Royal client, Nash asked his pupil Augustus Pugin to produce a series of drawings and from these and other drawings a series of plates were produced. These were published in a suite containing both coloured aquatints and uncoloured line etchings under the title The Royal Pavilion at Brighton. The publication methods of this lavish production were somewhat haphazard, resulting in copies of the book not conforming with the list of plates. After Nash's death in 1835, the London publishers J. B. Nichols and Son acquired the plates and were commissioned to print Edward Wedlake Brayley's Careful Survey of the Palace, which they published in 1836. In 1838 they combined Brayley's text with the uncoloured outline etchings, and published Illustrations of Her Majesty's Palace at Brighton, dedication to Queen Victoria. This second issue of the plates is arguably a new work, in that for the first time the plates and text are combined. The work was issued complete with uncoloured outline etchings and text; however, the publishers offered separately-issued coloured aquatints, finished by hand and mounted on card, "to be bound with the Work at the option of the purchaser." Besides including some of these extra, and desirable, coloured plates, this copy includes variants of the uncoloured plates. Abbey describes some, but the present copy is unusual in the large number of different uncoloured and colour-printed variants. Abbey Scenery 62; Tooley 338; Lowndes II, 1651; cf. Fischer, New Berlin Kat., 1977, vol. I (Baukunst England) 2344.; cf. Brunet IV, 14.

      [Bookseller: Donald Heald Rare Books]
 36.   Check availability:     Biblio     Link/Print  

        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.

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Karel Marel]
 37.   Check availability:     Link/Print  

        THE PARADISE LOST. Of Milton. With illustrations by John Martin

      Charles Tilt. London.,1838. First Tilt edition, the second overall. 4to. (11.6 X 8.1 inches). Beautifully Illustrated with Martin's 24 fine Mezzotint engravings. Very good, firm impressions of the plates. A clean, bright copy with some small and faint stain marks to the edges of some of the plates, all well away from the printed images. Bound in the original publishers purple pebble grained morocco binding with elaborate gilt stamped centre decoration and blind ruled borders to the boards. Re-spined to match in purple morocco, raised bands, ruled in gilt. Compartments with blind ruleing and gilt lettering. Original off-white coated endpapers retained. Neat armorial bookplate on front paste down endpaper. Corners of the boards are a little bumped and rubbed but overall this is a lovely copy of this beautifully illustrated edition featuring Martin's powerful and atmospheric images. Originally published by Septimus Prowett in 1827 the book was not a success and the publisher sold the remaining sheets and plates to Tilt. John Martin made minor revisions to a few of his plates before printing started, so this could be described as a new edition of the book:

      [Bookseller: Paul Foster Books]
 38.   Check availability:     Biblio     Link/Print  

        The Anatomy of Melancholy

      London - B. Blake, 1838 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. A handsome copy of this philosophical and medical study on depression, which uses 'melancholy' as the lens through which all human emotion and thought may be scrutinised. Burton's book consists mostly of a collection of opinions of a multitude of writers, grouped under quaint and old-fashioned divisions; in a solemn tone Burton endeavoured to prove indisputable facts by weighty quotations. The subjects discussed and determined by Burton ranged from the doctrines of religion to military discipline, from inland navigation to the morality of dancing-schoolsWith engraved frontispiece. Sixteenth edition. Bookplate of Andrew Davis to front pastedown. Condition: Rebound in full morocco with gilt detailing. Externally, very smart, with just a few marks. Internally, firmly bound. Ink signature to recto of frontispiece. Pages are bright and mainly clean, with just the odd spot. Overall: NEAR FINE..

      [Bookseller: Rooke Books]
 39.   Check availability:     Biblio     Link/Print  

        A Geological Map of England & Wales, and Part of Scotland, Showing also the Inland Navigation by Means of Rivers and Canals, with their Elevation in Feet Above the Sea Together with the Rail Roads & Principal Roads

      London: J. & C. Walker, Dec 15th, 1838. . Map dimensions 137 x 99 cm, overall dimensions 145 x 101 cm. Large folding geological map with a cross-section of southern England from Land’s End to the German Ocean across the lower margin and a further cross-section of the region between St. George’s Channel and the North Sea, all vividly coloured according to the strata. Scale: 10 miles to 1 1/8th inch. The map divided into 36 sections and mounted on linen, textured paper to the folded end sections, folds into the original slipcase with the publisher’s gilt lettered title label to the upper board. Save for some light wear to the case, an excellent example. The map was first published in 1835 and was frequently updated and reissued using fresh evidence gathered from geological fieldwork. This is the fourth state dated as above, with Knipe’s name excised from the title and with the Walkers’ address given as No. 9 Castle Street, Holborn.

      [Bookseller: Bow Windows Bookshop]
 40.   Check availability:     Biblio     Link/Print  

        Voyages to the South Seas, Indian and Pacific Oceans, China Sea, North-West Coast, Feejee Islands, South Shetlands, Etc. With an Account of the New Discoveries Made in the Southern Hemisphere, Between the Years 1830-1837. Also, the Origin, Authorization, and Progress of the First American National South Sea Exploring Expedition

      New York: William H. Vermilye 1838, 2nd Edition. () xii,13-324pp. Very good. Small octavo (12 X 19.7 cm.) Original straight grained green with a natural history pattern of shells stamped in the cloth. Gilt lettering on the spine. Single lithographic plate used as the frontispiece. Book has moderate to heavy foxing through out but is far better than most American productions of the time. Rosove 120. Renard 523. Presentation copy with the following inscription in pencil:" Presented by the Author with his respects to Honorable Senator A. Robbins as a friendly token of regard." Robbins has signed and dated the front pastedown July 1, 1838. There appears to be a total of four editions of the book all in 1838, with the true first edition actually being called the second edition. All editions or printings are quite scarce and I am not sure if there is any change among them. Fanning's first book which appeared in 1833 was very successful (see Rosove 119) and he followed it up with this title with all new material. Very scarce especially with an inscription and dated ownership. The Discovery Book Auctions copy with a similar inscription but the fourth edition made $4000 in 2005..

      [Bookseller: Aquila Books]
 41.   Check availability:     Biblio     Link/Print  

        Neuer Orbis Pictus für die Jugend oder Schauplatz der Natur, der Kunst und des Menschenlebens in 322 lithographierten Abbildungen mit genauer Erklärung in deutscher, lateinischer, französischer und englischer Sprache nach der frühere Anlage des Comenius bearbeitet von J. E. Gailer. 4., mit der dritten wörtlich gleichlautenden Auflage

      Reutlingen, Mäcken 1838. 22 cm. 10, 706, (4) Seiten mit lithographiertem Frontispiz, lithographiertem Titel und 321 Lithographien auf 161 Tafeln. Neuer Festeinband, Pappband, illustrierter Original-Umschlag aufgezogen - Pilz S. 366 - Seebaß, Kinderb. 398 - Wegehaupt I, 696 - "Die Anlage des alten Orbis pictus wurde aber von Gailer als sehr geeignet befolgt, da auf diese Weise mehrere Zwecke zugleich erreicht werden. Die Jugend wird in der Kenntnis der Natur, der Gewerbe und Künste sowie alles dessen, was im täglichen Leben vorkommt, eingeführt. Zugleich wird der Jugend ein gutes Hilfsmittel in die Hand gegeben sich in der ... Sprache zu vervollkommnen" (Pilz S. 360). "Die Gailersche Bearbeitung dürfte die umfangreichste und am meisten geschätzte neuere dieses berühmten Buches sein" (Seebaß 398). Vereinzelt Stockflecken -

      [Bookseller: Wenner Antiquariat]
 42.   Check availability:     Biblio     Link/Print  

        LEWIS'S ILLUSTRATIONS OF CONSTANTINOPLE Made During a Residence in That City in the Years 1835-6

      London: T. McLean, D.& P. Colnaghi and John F. Lewis [1838]., 1838. Complete with all Lithographic plates as called for; tinted frontispiece, tinted title-vignette, further 27 tinted views on 25 leaves, all by Lewis after Coke Smyth. A very clean bright copy. Finely bound in modern brown morocco to style with gilt lettering to the spine and gilt bands to the top and bottom of the spine. Contents clean and tight, new light brown endpapers in keeping with the new binding, two blank leaves to the front and rear, all pages have been professionally cleaned and restored by a paper conservator, minimal and unobtrusive water staining remains to some pages and plates, mostly confined to the margins and blank areas, most plates unaffected, new archival paper guards to all plates, no inscriptions. A fine complete copy, beautifully rebound. References -. Abbey, Travel II, 394; Atabey 722; Blackmer 1015; Contominas 413; RIBA 1886.. First Edition. Half Leather. Near Fine/No Dust Jacket. Illus. by John F. Lewis. Folio (approx. 55 x 36.5cm).

      [Bookseller: Loe Books]
 43.   Check availability:     Biblio     Link/Print  

        L'Ecosse pittoresque, ou suite de vues prises expressement pour cet ouvrage par MM. T. Allom, W.H. Bartlett, et H. M'Culloch

      Londres et paris: Virtue et Ferrier, 1838. relié. 2 tomes en 2 Vol. in 4 (21x27,5cm). Edition oriignale, illustrée de deux titres gravés (en anglais), d'une planche coloriée et de 117 hors-texte sur acier (avec les serpentes) par Allom, Bartlett, et M'Culloch, gravées par Griffiths, Varrall, Prior, etc. Superbe illustration, les graveurs anglais étaient à cette période particulièrement prisés pour leur finesse d'exécution, et les éditeurs français passaient d'amples commandes en Angleterre pour l'illustration de leurs livres. Pleine reliure d'éditeur. Demi maroquin rouge orné d'une grande plaque spéciale doré (armes et symboles de l'Ecosse) aux plats de basane lie de vin estampés d'une grande plaque florale décorative à froid. Tranches dorées. Magnifique et rare reliure d'éditeur anglaise, malgré quelques défauts : un léger manque en tête du tome I ; coiffe de tête du tome II fortement élimée ; certains coins émoussés et frottements aux bordures. Rares rousseurs pâles éparses (quasi inexistantes sur le texte), principalement en marges et provoquées par les serpentes, mais fortes sur les 2 titres. Histoire de l'Ecosse, de ses particularités, de ses monuments... - Virtue et Ferrier, Londres et paris _1838, 2 tomes en 2 Vol. in 4 (21x27,5cm), relié. - relié

      [Bookseller: Librairie Le Feu Follet]
 44.   Check availability:     Biblio     Link/Print  

        The History of the Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire. With Notes by the Rev. Milman

      London: John Murray, 1838., 1838. 12 volumes; 8vo. (23 x 42 cm). Later, circa 1900, light brown calf with twin, burgundy and orange, title labels and delicate gilt tooling to spines, matching cloth boards, marbled end papers, top edges gilt. Folding maps. Little browning to maps; boards dusty, binding very lightly rubbed. A very attractive set.

      [Bookseller: Adrian Harrington Rare Books]
 45.   Check availability:     Biblio     Link/Print  

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

      Boston & Cincinnati: stereotyped and printed by Fulsom, Wells & Thurston of Cambridge, Mass. for Weeks, Jordan & Co. of Boston and Edward Lucas & Co. of Cincinnati, [1838]. Folio. (19 1/2 x 15 3/4 inches). Engraved additional title with integral hand-coloured decorative pictorial surround, 39 hand-coloured engraved maps and town-plans (34 maps [one double-page], 5 town-plans), by G.W.Boynton and others. Contemporary light brown half morocco over embossed cloth-covered boards, brown morocco title label on the upper cover, lettered in gilt, the spine divided into five compartments by wide semi-raised bands, the bands highlighted with gilt tooling, marbled endpapers. A fine copy of "one of the first American general atlases to supplement the maps with lengthy geographical descriptions" (Ristow), with detailed maps of the 28 States, and including an excellent early map of the Republic of Texas. Martin and Martin, in their entry on Bradford's 1835 map of Texas, also note that "Bradford published a completely new atlas in 1838, in a larger format, and the map of Texas it contained was even more clearly patterned on [Stephen Fuller] Austin's [Map of Texas, published in Philadelphia in 1830]." It was one of the first maps of Texas as a Republic to appear in an atlas. The atlas is made up of a general map of North America, two maps of Canada, a folding map of the United States, 28 maps of States, a map of the Republic of Texas, a map of the islands of the Caribbean and five town-plans of eight U.S. cities (Washington, New Orleans, Louisville and Cincinnati on one sheet, and single sheet plans of Boston, New York, Philadelphia and Baltimore). Unlike many atlases of the period, the present work includes extensive text (170pp. in total). Each engraving is accompanied by explanatory articles on the history, economics and geography of the area, as well as a great deal of contemporary statistical information. The provenance is particularly interesting: Theodore Sutton Parvin was born in Cedarville, Cumberland County, N. J., on January 15, 1817; and died June 28, 1901. "He was graduated at Woodward College, Cincinnati, in 1836; he studied law; was private secretary of the first governor of Iowa Territory, Robert Lucas, in 1838, 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). Le Gear L33; cf. Martin & Martin p.125; cf. Phillips Atlases 1381

      [Bookseller: Donald Heald Rare Books]
 46.   Check availability:     Biblio     Link/Print  


      Boston: Samuel H. Parker, 1838. Full Leather. Parker';s Edition" of the Waverley Novels was the first complete set of Scott';s novels published in this country. This is an early printing of "Parker';s Edition". Complete in 27 volumes, and attractively, if plainly, bound in full calf with morocco labels. Each volume bears the ownership signature of Rebecca Leigh (most likely the daughter of William Leigh, a judge in Halifax County, Virginia). Very Good binding.

      [Bookseller: Black Swan Books, Inc.]
 47.   Check availability:     Biblio     Link/Print  

        THE HISTORY OF THE FRENCH REVOLUTION Translated with Notes and Illustrations from the Most Authentic Sources by Frederick Shoberl. In Five Volumes [with] HISTORY OF THE CONSULATE AND THE EMPIRE OF FRANCE UNDER NAPOLEON in Twenty Vols (25 Vols Bound in 15)

      London: Richard Bentley and Willis and Sotheran, 1838. "The History of the French Revolution" published 1838 by Richard Bentley in five volumes. "History of the Consulate and the Empire of France under Napoleon" published 1845-1861by Willis and Sotheran, in twenty volumes, bound in ten; noted as the only authorized edition and forming a sequel to the preceeding work. A matching set of 15 volumes in a superb contemporary binding of polished calf with gilt-tooled decoration to the spine, red and dark brown title labels, gilt. Boards, page edges and end papers in matching burgundy marbled paper. Binding very good with a little general wear and slight rubbing to extremities. Contents clean and tight, some scattered foxing to a few volumes. A very good, first edition set in a fine binding.. First Edition. Half Leather. Very Good. 8vo.

      [Bookseller: Loe Books]
 48.   Check availability:     Biblio     Link/Print  

        [Les Classiques] Paul et virginie - La chaumière indienne

      Paris: Curmer, 1838. relié. 17x26,5cm. Première édition chez Curmer. Reliure en demi chagrin rouge, dos à quatre nerfs richement orné de caissons dorés avec, en leur centre, différents fers dorés en médaillon, plats de veau rouge, filet doré en encadrement avec un fleuron doré en écoinçon des angles de la marge extérieure, tranches dorées, reliure signée Lardière Ouvrage illustré d'une carte en couleurs de "l'Ile de France", de 29 planches gravées sur bois imprimées sur Chine et d'environ 450 vignettes dans le texte gravées sur bois, d'après Tony Johannot, Meissonnier, Français, Isabey, Paul Huet, etc, par Lavoignat, Brévière, Porret, Smith, Hart, etc, et de 7 portraits gravés sur acier imprimés sur Chine d'après Tony Johannot, Laffitte et Meissonier, par Cousin, Pelée, Pigeot et Revel. Notice historique et littéraire par Sainte-Beuve Célèbre édition considérée comme l'une des plus belles productions de l'époque romantique, bel exemplaire dans une élégante pleine reliure du temps. - Curmer, Paris _1838, 17x26,5cm, LVI pp., 458 pp., (7) ff., , relié. - Les Classiques relié

      [Bookseller: Librairie Le Feu Follet]
 49.   Check availability:     Biblio     Link/Print  


      Home     Wants Manager     Library Search     562 Years   Links     Contact      Search Help      Terms of Service      Privacy     

Copyright © 2018 viaLibri™ Limited. All rights reserved.