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        HISTORY OF THE REIGN OF FERDINAND AND ISABELLA, THE CATHOLIC

      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).

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

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

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        Mémoire sur les Éthers Composés; Mémoire sur la loi des Substitutions et la Théorie des Types; Recherches sur le Veritable Poids Atomique du Carbone; Relatives a l'Action du Chlore sur l'Alcool loi des Substitutions

      Paris, 1838, 1840. First Edition. Hardcover. Very Good. Unusual to find a collection of of Dumas' work from a scientific journal of the period compiled in one volume. 4to. Blue cloth covered boards with gold embossed titling to spine and titled "Recherches de Chimie Organique". Four extracts from proceedings published by L'Academie des Sciences in Paris. Papers are of two different sizes but have been bound in one uniform binding. The titles are as follows: "Mémoire sur les Éthers Composés" published by L'Academie in 1838, Volume XV, pp 457-494. "Mémoire sur la loi des Substitutions et la Théorie des Types" published by L'Academie in 1840, Volume X, pp 147-207, Dumas dissertation on pp. 149-178. "Recherches sur le Veritable Poids Atomique du Carbone" published by L'Academie in 1840, Volume XI, pp 991-1020, "Reserches de Chimie Organique, Relatives a l'Action du Chlore sur l'Alcool loi des Substitions ou Métalepsie" published by L'Academie in 1838, Volume XV, pp 519-556. Very light toning to paper from age, some pages uncut at head of text block.

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        THE AMERICAN DEMOCRAT

      1838. Cooperstown: H. & E. Phinney, 1838. Original "figured" vertically-ribbed brown cloth with spine label. First Edition, published in Cooperstown New York -- in fact it was "the only contemporary edition," and it was "not printed abroad" [S&B]. This political essay arose largely from the 1837 "Three Mile Point" dispute -- in which local people trespassed on Cooper's property and turned it into a picnic ground. When he "posted" the land, the local people and press organized protests against him. Cooper goes from this local event to an explanation of his attitudes toward American society and politics, with the intertwining of civil, moral, religious and natural laws.~This edition was bound without precedence in a variety of cloth, of which this copy is in the highly unusual "figured" cloth -- vertically-ribbed dark cloth that has a pattern of sea-shells standing out from the surface. Condition is quite remarkably fine: there is scarcely any wear (very light wear on the left edge of the label, just touching the "D"), and scarcely any soil or foxing within. Cooper's nonfiction was printed in much smaller numbers than his fiction, especially publications like this from his home-town. In all, quite a survival. Spiller & Blackburn 25; Blanck 3880.

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        Buenos Ayres and the provinces of the Rio de la Plata: Their present state

      J. Murray, 1838. Very Good. In original cloth, professionally restored. Clean, unmarked pages. A few small stains on cover. Minor foxing. Good binding and cover. Hardcover. Brown cloth, John Murray publisher, London, 1839 printing. Excellent condtion for age. A few small stains on cover. Ships daily. (LAH-RARE)

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        MEMOIRS Of JOSEPH GRIMALDI

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

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        Oliver Twist [First, Original Cloth]

      London, 1838. Richard Bentley. Original brown cloth with gilt spines. First edition, first issue. with "Fireside Plate" and title-pages attributing the work to "Boz" and not Dickens. Three volumes, edges untrimmed. Original cloth. 24 inserted plates by George Cruikshank. Bindings have been expertly rebacked using most of the original cloth and all of the gilt lettering on the spines has been retained. Internally quite tight with usual dampstaining and light foxing on plates. A presentable copy of one of the great classics in children's literature in the Western Tradition, appropriately priced with noted faults. IN attractive bright orange folding clamshell box.

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

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

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        Shipwreck of the Stirling Castle

      London,: George Virtue, 1838.. Octavo, with a frontispiece (margins a little frayed at fore-edge with slight marginal loss), six other plates and a map; a good copy in recent polished calf. First edition of this rare account of two famous shipwrecks.The first part of the book is the sensational recounting of the wreck of the Stirling Castle in 1836 off Rockhampton on the Queensland coast, en route from Sydney to Singapore. The captain, James Fraser, his pregnant wife Eliza Anne, crew and passengers took to the ship's boats. After great hardships a handful of survivors including Eliza were rescued, reaching Brisbane in August 1836, three months after the shipwreck. After her rescue Eliza sailed to Sydney where she was fÍted as a heroine, and a considerable fund was raised for her by public subscription. Curtis' account, which he claimed to be based on Eliza's own account and corroborated by two other survivors, was designed to hold maximum appeal for a sensation-hungry public, and is illustrated by fine engravings and a map. With its tale of cannibalism and torture, the wreck has become part of Australian folklore, inspiring two series of paintings by Sidney Nolan and Patrick White's novel A Fringe of Leaves.The second part of the book recounts an equally notorious wreck, that of the Charles Eaton, a ship lost in the Torres Strait on 29 July 1834. The survivors were savagely mistreated by natives, and only the cabin boy John Ireland and the infant William D'Oyly survived to be rescued two years later by Captain Lewis on the schooner Isabella, sent by Governor Bourke to assist the survivors. Murray Island, where the survivors were found, is near the far northern end of the Great Barrier Reef.Ferguson, 2470; Huntress, 249c; not in the catalogue of the Hill collection.

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

      London: Richard Bentley,, 1838. 3 volumes, octavo. Original reddish brown fine-diaper cloth, spine in compartments with gilt titles, sides each stamped in blind with an arabesque cartouche, yellow coated endpapers. Housed in a brown cloth slipcase with two loose brown cloth-covered boards as dividers. 24 etched plates by George Cruikshank including the "Fireside" plate (facing p.313 in vol.3). Cloth faded at spine and around board edges, gilt a little dulled from spine, ends and corners lightly rubbed, a few minor marks to cloth, single discrete paper strip reinforcement to rear hinge of volume one, leaves generally clean with occasional minor marks, some plates patchily foxed; still overall a good sound set. First edition in cloth; first issue with the Fireside plate. Walter E. Smith explains the bibliographical details in Charles Dickens in the Original Cloth: "when Bentley decided to publish Oliver in book form before its completion in his periodical, Cruikshank had to complete the last few plates in haste. Dickens did not review them until the eve of publication and objected to the Fireside plate ("Rose Maylie and Oliver" [the final plate in vol. III])... Dickens had Cruikshank design a new plate [the Church plate] which retained the same title ... This Church plate was not completed in time for incorporation into the early copies of the book, but it replaced the Fireside plate in later copies... Dickens not only objected to the Fireside plate, but also disliked having "Boz" on the title page. He voiced these objections prior to publication and the plate and title page were changed between November 9 [publication date] and 16.

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        Oliver Twist. Or, The Parish Boy's Progress. By "Boz". In Three Volumes

      Richard Bentley, London, 1838., 1838. FIRST EDITION, FIRST ISSUE, with the later removed 'Fireside' plate to vol. 3, and "Boz" cited as author to title pages. 3 volumes; 12mo. Illustrated with 24 plates by Cruikshank. Light foxing, very occasional marking. Original publisher's brown cloth gilt, variant with Bentley's name at base of spine. Worn to extremities, professional and rather old repairs to spines. Old professional respine to volume I. Some staining and soiling to boards, a little chipping, a respectable, durable set. Half titles and ads present where called for. Internally clean, some minor toning and foxing here and there, glazed yellow endpapers, ink ownership to flyleaves. An affordable and strong first issue copy of a classic. Eckel, p.59-62. Podeschi; Gimbel Catalogue [A27], Grolier Exhibition [69], Suzannet Catalogue [39]. BMC No.271, 'The Great Illustrators', Collins; Dickens and Crime (1962).

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        Shipwreck of the the Stirling Castle

      London,: George Virtue,, 1838.. Octavo, with a frontispiece, six plates and a map; a little spotting or light embrowning, tiny bit of worm damage to margin of map, but overall an excellent copy in contemporary calf, skilfully rebacked retaining original spine. First edition of this rare account of two famous shipwrecks. The wreck of the Charles Eaton occupies the second part of the volume, while the larger first part is the sensational recounting of one of the most famous shipwrecks in Australian waters. In 1836 the Stirling Castle, en route from Sydney to Singapore, struck a reef and was wrecked off Rockhampton on the Queensland coast. The captain, James Fraser, his pregnant wife Eliza Anne, crew and passengers took to one of the ship's two boats. After four days Eliza Fraser gave birth to a baby, who quickly died. The other, faster of the two boats mistakenly bypassed Moreton Bay to come ashore at the Tweed River; six of the seamen died, with one survivor later rescued at the Macleay.The second of the lifeboats, leaking badly, landed on the northern tip of Great Sandy Island (later Fraser Island), the largest sand island in the world, sighted by Cook in 1770, and again by Flinders in 1799 and 1802. They traded with the local Aborigines and repaired their boat, but six of the seamen took guns and set out to march south, obliging the remaining four to follow.Accounts of the events that followed vary wildly. Curtis' version, which he claimed to be based on Eliza Fraser's own account and corroborated by two other survivors, no doubt was aimed to hold maximum appeal for a sensation-hungry public. Curtis describes the local Aborigines as cannibals, who stripped the survivors and separated Eliza from her husband. He describes an ordeal during which the survivors were tortured and forced into slavery, during which Captain Fraser was murdered.Other accounts, however, paint a very different picture of events: of Fraser (who was ailing before the voyage began) dying of natural causes, and of the local Butchulla people caring for Eliza Fraser by covering her fair skin to protect her from the harsh sun.Eventually, the survivors were rescued by a search party from Moreton Bay led by Lieutenant Charles Otter assisted by John Graham, a convict who had formerly lived with the Aborigines. The rescue party reached Brisbane on 21 August 1836, three months after the shipwreck.Certainly Eliza Fraser had much to gain by sensationalising her story. After her rescue she sailed to Sydney where she was fÍted as a heroine, and a considerable fund was raised for her by public subscription. On her return to England she published a short but populist account of her ordeal, which was also published in New York.This rare first edition of Curtis' version, which appeared in 1838 - a year after Eliza's - is a far more detailed account, illustrated by fine engravings and a map.Whatever the truth of the matter, the story has become part of Australian folklore. It inspired two series of paintings by Sidney Nolan and Patrick White's novel A Fringe of Leaves. It has also been the subject of a television program and a feature film.The Charles Eaton, whose story is told in the second part of the book, a ship headed for New South Wales with twenty-five child emigrants aboard, was lost in Torres Strait on 29 July 1834. The survivors were savagely mistreated by natives who killed all but the two cabin boys and two child emigrants, the Doyley brothers. Only the cabin boy Ireland and the younger Doyley - he was fourteen months - ultimately survived to be rescued two years later by Captain Lewis on the schooner Isabella, sent by Governor Bourke to assist the survivors. Murray Island, where the survivors were found, is near the far northern end of the Great Barrier Reef. The remainder of the crew and passengers had all been murdered by the islanders.Ferguson, 2470; Huntress, 249c; not in the catalogue of the Hill collection.

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        Oliver Twist; or, the Parish Boy's progress. In Three Volumes

      London, Richard Bentley, 1838., 1838. FIRST EDITION, FIRST ISSUE with the publisher's original reddish brown fine diaper cloth binding and arabesque decoration. 3 volumes, 8vo. Illustrated with 24 plates by Cruikshank. Yellow glazed endpapers. With half titles and ads, and with the rare instructions to binder plates list to volume 1; volume 3 has no half title but instead has a Bentley's Standard Library advert, which is correct for early issues. All title pages name 'Boz' as the author. In later issues this was changed to 'Charles Dickens, author of Pickwick Papers'. With the 'Fireside' plate found only in the earliest issues. Expertly recased; owner names to paste down and f.f.e.p. of each volume. All edges uncut. A smart, clean and bright set. Eckel [p59] Cohn [239] Smith [4/ p30]

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        Oliver Twist; or, the Parish Boy's Progress

      London: Richard Bentley,, 1838. In three volumes. 3 volumes, octavo (186 × 116 mm). Early 20th-century orange morocco, spines gilt in compartments, marbled endpapers, double-line rules to boards, rose cornerpieces, and all edges gilt. 3 frontispiece and 21 etched plates by George Cruikshank. With half-titles in vols. I and II, as called for; bound without terminal advert leaf in vol. I. Ownership inscriptions to title pages of volumes I and III. Some marks and spots to bindings and occasionally to contents. An excellent set. First edition, second issue with Boz title-pages and without 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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        OLIVER TWIST; Or, The PARISH BOY'S PROGRESS. Part First, with Twelve Illustrations, from Designs by George Cruikshank.

      Carey, Lea & Blanchard, 1838 [1839], Philadelphia: - 24 inserted plates. Includes two title pages, from the 1838 edition as well as the 1839 edition, with this latter having the Lea & Blanchard imprint. Please note, printed text conforms to the 1839 edition. Light chipping and creasing to title page and preliminary pages, with 1838 title leaf beginning to detach along gutter. Light age toning and foxing to leaves. Period pos of 'Sarah P DuBois' to top margin of p. 13. Illustrations in VG+ condition, with the exception of p. 143, which has evidence of previous tape repair. Binding - Fine; Text - VG. Recently rebound in quarter-bound brown leather spine with gilt stamped lettering and design, with marbled paper covered boards. 9-3/8" x 6". 1st edition thus (Gimbel A31; cf Smith AMERICAN 3, pp. 88 - 98). [vi] - xii, 13 - 212 pp. Text double column, and from the 1839 edition. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Das Kaiserthum Oesterreich in seinen merkwürdigsten Städten, Badeorten, seinen Domen, Kirchen und sonstigen. EA

      - Wien, Carl Gerol & G.G. Lange, 1838., Das Kaiserthum Oesterreich in seinen merkwürdisgten Städten, Badeorten, seinen Domen, Kirchen und sonstigen ausgezeichneten Baudenkmälern alter und neuer Zeit, historisch-topographisch dargestellt von Carl August Schimmer mit 48 Stahlstichen, Erster Band, hrsg. Wien, Carl Gerold & G.G. Lange, Erstauflage, Ppbd. d. Zt., gr 8°, die 48 Ansichten zeigen Innsbruck (2), Carlsbad (7), Frenzensbrunn (3), Salzburg (5), Eger (2), Wien (16), Triest (3), Prag (10), 240 S in altersgem. gutem Zustand, Einband etwas bestossen, tlw. leicht stockfleckig, rare erste Ausgabe mit sehr schönen Stahlstichen!

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        Memoirs and correspondence of Admiral Lord de Saumarez

      London: Richard Bentley,, 1838. From Original Papers in the Possession of the Family. 2 volumes octavo (222 × 132 mm). Original brown combed cloth, title gilt to the spines, panels in blind to the boards, yellow surface-paper endpapers. Engraved portrait frontispiece to each, 4 uncoloured aquatint plates of engagements, and 3 full-page maps in all. Sunned on the spines, and at the board edges, some spotting, light browning, but overall an unusually well-preserved copy. First and only edition, and uncommon thus. In 1767, when he was just ten years old, Saumarez's name was entered into the books of the Sol by his impecunious father, remaining there until he left school and joined the Montreal as a middie three years later. In 1778 his excellent service during the American Revolution earned him the command of the galley Spitfire "in which he was active on the coast of New England until she was burnt to prevent her capture that August" (ODNB). He fought at the Dogger Bank action in 1781, "at the Battle of St. Kitts he captured the French flagship Ville de Paris with the assistance of Kempenfelt. Eleven years later he was knighted for his skill in the taking of the French frigate Réunion of Cherbourg. He commanded the Orion at the battles of St. Vincent and the Nile, being senior captain at the latter" (NMM). In 1801 he defeated a combined French and Spanish squadron at Algeçiras, having shortly before been driven off by the French component alone. Nelson said of Saumarez's conduct, "The promptness with which he refitted, the spirit with which he attacked a superior force, after his recent disaster and the masterly conduct of the action, I do not think were ever surpassed." He commanded the English Baltic fleet sent (1809) to assist the Swedes, was made a peer in 1831, and died in 1838. Saumarez's biographer Sir John Ross, best remembered as an arctic voyager, entered the navy at nine and served with distinction in the French wars. In 1803 he joined the Grampus, under the flag of Saumarez. He continued with Saumarez in different ships, as midshipman or mate, and, after his promotion in 1805, as lieutenant, until 1812. In 1878 he went to explore Baffin Bay and attempt a North-west Passage and published A Voyage of Discovery (1819). He was knighted in 1833 for an expedition on which he discovered the peninsula 'Boothia Felix' and on which his nephew, James Clarke Ross, discovered the magnetic North Pole.

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        Biographical Sketches of General Nathaniel Massie, General Duncan McArthur, Captain Wells, and General Simon Kenton: Who Were Early Settlers in the Western Country

      Cincinnati, OH: E. Morgan and Son, 1838. Leather Bound. Very Good/No Jacket Issued. Original leather-covered boards with some scuffing and wear at extremities. Burgundy title block with faded gold lettering. Inscription on blank endpaper reads, 'Marley Barrett, Chillicothe, Ohio Jany1st, 1898'. This copy had been in the same family since that time until my purchase. There are no other markings. Pages are foxed but quite readable, binding is firm. 267 pages. HOWES "THE AUTHOR KNEW PERSONALLY ALL OF THESE BORDER INDIAN FIGHTERS AND PARTICIPATED IN MANY OF THE EVENTS DESCRIBED". EBERSTADT "THE AUTHOR HAD THE ADVANTAGE OF PERSONAL COMMUNICATION WITH THE FAMILIES AND NEIGHTBORS OF THESE INDIAN FIGHTERS, AND THUS SECURED MANY DETAILS OF THEIR EXPLOITS AMONG THE SAVAGES WHICH WOULD OTHERWISE HAVE BEEN LOST.' FIELD 1436 (1852 ED.); SABIN 43160; JONES 1283 (1852 ED.) CONTAINS THE CAPTIVITIES OF ANDRES WLLISON IN 1793 AND THAT OF ISRAEL DONALSON IN 1792.

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        Russie / par M. Chopin - [Complete in 2 volumes]

      Paris : Firmin Didot freres, 1838. 1st Edition. Series: L'Univers.. histoire et description de tous les peuples. Physical desc.: 2 v. : ill, maps ; 23cm. Title of t. 2 reads: Russie, par M. Chopin ... la fin de la Russie d'Europe, y compris la Crimee, par M. Cesar Famin; et les provinces russes en Asie, Circassie et Ge´orgie, par M. Cesar Famin. Armenie, par M. Bore. Subject: Russia. Armenia. Language: French. Minor, scattered marginal foxing. Fine copies both bound in modern aniline calf over marble boards. Raised bands with the title blocked direct in gilt.

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        The Oriental Portfolio

      London: Smith, Elder & Co, 1838-1840. 2 original parts, folio. (21 3/4 x 14 7/8 inches). Letterpress titles to both parts. 1 tinted lithographic additional title by T.H. Pitt after Bacon, printed by Lefevre, 10 tinted lithographic plates (9 after Bacon's sketches worked up by Dibdin (7) or Roberts (2), 1 after Stephanoff; lithographed by W. Gauci (5), A. Picken (1), Louis Haghe (2), W. Walton (1) and Hullmandel (1)), each with a leaf of explanatory letterpress text. Unbound as issued within original burgundy cloth portfolios, upper covers blocked in gilt with the title, the British Royal arms and a dedication to Queen Victoria, cloth ties, cream glazed pastedwons and flaps, all contained within a single modern red morocco-backed red cloth-covered box, spine gilt. An exceptional copy of this very rare work: the first edition in the original parts The present first edition was reissued in one volume with the same title in 1841: a work with which the present work is often confused. There is no record of a complete copy of this work in parts selling at auction in over 30 years. David Roberts and Thomas Dibdin prepared drawings after Thomas Bacon's sketches. Together they "transmuted Bacon's charming originals into splendid designs of true 1830s orientalism" (Archer & Lightbown)." "Thomas Bacon, a Lieutenant in the Bengal Horse Artillery, ... served in India for about five years until 1836 ... The Oriental Portfilio visually recalls Bacon's travels in India." (Scenic Splendours p. 68). Horace Hayman Wilson pointed out in the preface how much this work, complete with full explanatory text, was needed, as very little of note had been published since the Daniells' work of forty years earlier. Events proved him wrong: no more then the present two parts were ever completed, and they remain as a hint of what might have been: "it is greatly to be regretted then that The Portfolio expired after its second number in 1840, for if completed Roberts and his associates might have left us an India equal in sensitiveness and suggestiveness with his Spain, Palestine, and Egypt" (Archer & Lightbown). Not in Abbey; Archer & Lightbown India Observed pp.122-6, 149-50 nos 183-4 (1841 reissue only); P. Godrej & P. Rohatgi Scenic Splendours pp.68-69

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        Art of Deer-Stalking, The; 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; Legends; Superstitions; Stories of Poachers and Freebooters, &c. &c.

      John Murray., London. 1838 - Beautifully bound in full diapered burgundy calf with gilt frame and tooling and lettering to spine. Spine and board edges sunned. Covers lightly rubbed to extremities. Bookseller/binder label of 'Noyes' of Chippenham to front pastedown. Marbled endpapers. Neatly penned ownership inscription to front fly-leaf. Slight foxing to outermost leaves, to plates and to each leaf either side of each plate. All edges marbled. xix, (i) and 436pp. Beautifully bound in full diapered burgundy calf with gilt frame and tooling and lettering to spine [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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

      Longman, Orme, Brown, Green, and Longmans, Paternoster Row, London 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. 1840 Mustard 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. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Strenna Italiana per l'anno 1838. Anno V

      P. Ripamonti Carpano Milano: P. Ripamonti Carpano. 1838. First. First edition. Text in Italian. Quarto. iv, [1]-280, [4]pp., 7 steel engraved plates: frontispiece, title page, and five plates in text. Bound in a magnificent armorial binding for King Louis Philippe I of France, with his crown and name in an ornate metal relief design on the front board. Full polished leather professionally re-jointed, almost imperceptible, with the original binding fully preserved: gilt spine and turn-ins, decorated borders stamped in black, white silk moire endpapers, all edges gilt. Some chipping at the edges of the front free endpaper and fly leaf, scattered foxing, good or better. The Strenna Italiana was a popular literary gift annual of Italian poetry and prose: this copy with Louis Philippe's name and crown in metal relief suggests that it was a presentation copy or gift to an important political ally, friend, or dignitary. A scarce, unique copy intended to display Louis Philippe's stunning armorial binding conspicuously on a table-top. .

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        La peau de chagrin.

      Delloye et Lecou 1838 - - Delloye et Lecou, Paris _1838, In 8 (16x26cm), relié. - Première édition illustrée, en premier tirage, de 100 vignettes sur acier de Gavarni, Baron, Lange. L'édition contient bien certaines caractéristiques du tout premier tirage stipulées par Clouzot : Vignette du squelette tirant un homme en arrière en page de titre, la vignette du jardinier se trouve en p. 303 par contre. Les portraits de Pauline et Foedora ont été tirés en sus sur chine monté ; ils ne se trouvent que dans certains exemplaires, sans être rares précise Clouzot. Reliure en demi veau brun romantique d'époque. Dos lisse orné de fers et d'un fer en long. Roulette en queue et tête. Une fente au mors supérieur dans le premier tiers sur 6 cm. une fente au mors inférieur en tête sur 1 cm. Un accroc en queue avec manque. Exemplaire particulièrement frais, avec quelques très rares pâles rousserus en marge, sur un papier bien blanc, très appréciable. Clouzot note : "Ouvrage assez souvent piqué, difficile à rencontrer en belle condition." L'illustration est fort belle et piquante et fort bien encrée, on notera que ce fut un exploit alors d'insérer des gravures sur acier dans le texte et que cette édition fut particulièrement soignée. Un des romans les plus emblématiques de l'oeuvre de Balzac, dans lequel celui-ci illustre avec force sa théorie de la volonté et du désir, où un homme consume sa propre vie par la puissance de ses désirs. Romantisme . La Librairie Le Feu Follet offre aux clients AbeBooks 10% de réduction ainsi que les frais de port vers la France métropolitaine sur l'ensemble de son catalogue. Prix d'origine : 978 EUR. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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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 - 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. 3 Kg. 0 pp. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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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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        Paul et Virginie - La Chaumière indienne.

      Paris, Curmer, 1838, - fort et gr. in-8, demi-maroquin cerise à coins, dos à nerfs rehaussés de pointillés dorés, caissons richement ornés de dentelle dorée et de petits cabochons de maroquin vert mosaïqués frappés au centre d'une étoile dorée, tête dorée, non rogné, LVI + 458 pp. L'un des plus célèbres illustrés romantiques, avec environ 450 gravures in-texte d'après Tony Johannot, Huet, Meissonier, Isabey, etc., et 37 planches hors-texte sur chine appliqué (une carte en couleurs, 7 beaux portraits gravés sur acier et 29 gravures sur bois). Exemplaire du premier tirage, présentant toutes les caractéristiques décrites par Vicaire et Carteret, notamment l'adresse de la rue Saint-Anne et l'étoile blanche au front de la jeune Bramine (p. 400). Le présent exemplaire contient en outre le portrait alternatif du Docteur, dit "anglais", ce qui porte à 38 le nombre des gravures hors-texte. De plus, on y a relié une suite de belles 20 gravures supplémentaires, la plupart de Corbould. Cet exemplaire très grand de marges (266 x 170 mm), l'un des rares tirés sur vélin fort, est presque exempt de rousseurs. La fine reliure décorée de l'époque met à l'honneur le motif de l'étoile et en consacre ainsi la rareté. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Memoirs of Joseph Grimaldi, edited by "Boz".

      1838 - With 12 illustrations by George Cruikshank, two volumes. First edition, first issue. 8vo. Original primary binding of floral pattern embossed pink cloth, spines decoratively stamped in gilt. London, Richard Bentley.

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        DE L'USAGE ET DE L'ABUS DES BOISSONS FERMENTÉES ET DES BOISSONS FERMENTÉES ET DISTILLÉES (EXEMPLAIRE DE THÈSE ET MANUSCRIT).

      In-4° broché, 58 pp. Exemplaire en magnifique état, protégé dans un étui. Thèse d'agrégation de médecine soutenue et remportée en 1838 et à laquelle, Royer-Collard devra la Chaire d'hygiène de la Faculté de Paris. Adrien Proust, le père de l'écrivain, qui occupera cette Chaire, lui rendra dans son discours d'investiture, un hommage appuyé, en l'identifiant comme le fondateur de la discipline et comme celui qui élargira le champ d'investigation de la médecine, jusqu'alors penchée sur l'individu, vers les problèmes de santé publique . Parmi les autres candidats, signalons, Trousseau, Piorry et Briquet. Il s'agit de l'exemplaire personnel de Royer-Collard, entièrement couvert d'annotations aux crayons noir, rouge et bleu. Entre les pages 4 et 5 sont encartées 4 grandes feuilles recouvertes d'une fine écriture (150 lignes circa) ; entre les pages 6 et 7, une feuille manuscrite recto verso, entre les pages 8 et 9, une feuille manuscrite recto verso, entre les pages 10 et 11, une feuille manuscrite recto verso, entre les pages 16 et 17, une feuille manuscrite recto, entre les pages 18 et 19, une feuille manuscrite recto, entre les pages 26 et 27, une feuille manuscrite recto verso, entre les pages 54 et 55, une feuille manuscrite recto verso, entre les feuilles 56 et 57, une feuille manuscrite recto verso. Hippolyte-Louis Royer-Collard est le fils d'Antoine-Athanase Collard et le neveu du philosophe et homme politique, Pierre-Paul Royer-Collard. Il sera titulaire de la Chaire d'hygiène de la Faculté de Médecine de Paris. Il a formé deux des plus grands aliénistes de la première moitié du XIXe siècle, Antoine Bayle et Louis Calmeil. Il est dans cette grande famille française, qui a fourni tant d'hommes politiques, de juristes et de médecins, le plus illustre des médecins. On joint également le MANUSCRIT AUTOGRAPHE de cette thèse. 106 grandes pages vélin à la cuve entièrement recouvertes d'une fine écriture à la plume, plus un quart de pages (un rajout qui liste les remerciements d'usage). Lui aussi protégé dans un étui. Provenance : Vente Loudmer & Le Fur du 16 juin 2011, expert Dagobert Asmara, lot n° 276 Très bon couverture souple Edition originale Signé par l'auteur

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        GLAD TIDINGS. "For the Kingdom of Heaven is at Hand" The Gospel is Preached, Not as is Commonly Supposed, Concerning the Church, Nor Concerning the Gospel Dispensation: but Concerning the Future State, after the Resurrection of the Dead, in the World to Come

      New - York:: Published by Daniel Appleton,. 1838.. 12mo, signed in 6s. 7-3/8" x 4-5/8". 1st edition (American Imprints 53488; Millerites & Early Adventists Sec. 2, R14:9). vi, [7] - 190 pp.. Original publisher's green ribbon-embossed cloth binding. Lacks printed title label to spine.. Average wear. Usual foxing to paper. 'Second Advent Library' book. label to blank page facing t.p. [no other library markings]. A VG. copy..

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        A Collection of Cases Overruled, Denied, Doubted, or Limited in Their Application, Taken from American and English Reports. Second Edition, Revised and Enlarged. Cohen 5515

      Published by Wm. & A. Gould & Co. [etc.] Albany 1838 - Modern 3/4 calf over marbled boards, gilt, definite foxing and browning, else a good copy; with the ownership signature of Henry B Curtis on the title The much expanded, first revision of Greenleaf's unique work, its original preparation having led to "an intimacy of correspondence . . . between [Greenleaf] and Judge Story", who both contributed to it and "want[s] to get a copy and interleave it" [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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

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

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

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

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

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

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        Nuovo dizionario siciliano - Italiano

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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        Four Years in Paraguay: Comprising an Account of that Republic, Under the Dictator Francia. In Two Volumes (with) Vol III. Francia's Reign of Terror. Being a Sequel to Letters on Paraguay

      Lon., 1838, 1839.. b/w frontispieces, folding hand colored map. First edition, with the first edition of the third volume which was printed a year later. Written as a series of letters from two Scottish merchants about the country - including coastal and river navigation - and about the political turmoil that occurred there as General Gaspar Francia ruthlessly carved out an independent Paraguay. “They contain some striking descriptions of the state of the country and of the curious events which were taking place. They were popular works in their day and left a strong impress upon popular opinion.” - Larned 4087. The authors were astute and sophisticated observers (one section is headed “Malthusian Economy”) who actually witnessed most of the events they report on. See also Sabin 71963, 71964. Beautifully bound by Riviere in Half morocco over boards, all edges gilt. A Fine set.

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        Gockel, Hinkel, Gakeleja. Mährchen, wieder erzählt.

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

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