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        A natural history of the birds of New South Wales, collected, engraved and faithfully painted after nature. By John William Lewin, A.L.S., late of Paramatta, New South Wales. New and improved edition, to which is added a list of the synonymes of each species, incorporating the labours of T. Gould, Esq., N. A. Vigors, Esq., T. Horsfield, M.D., and W. Swainson, Esq.

      A fine example, in original condition, of one of the rarest illustrated works of Australian natural history. London : Henry H. Bohn, 1838. Folio, original publisher's binding of quarter crushed morocco, spine lettered in gilt 'Lewin's Birds of New Holland', green cloth covered boards, yellow endpapers, pp [iv], 26 etched plates with original gouache hand-colouring, interleaved with accompanying letterpress text. The naturalist and natural history artist John William Lewin arrived in New South Wales in 1800. Under the patronage of Governor King he was able to sketch and collect specimens in uncharted and exotic locations. He was allowed to join expeditions to the Hunter and to Bass Strait, as well as to make a voyage to Tahiti. His first collection of copperplate engravings, The Natural History of Lepidopterous Insects of New South Wales, was published by his brother Thomas in London in 1805. Lewin probably completed the copperplates for his Birds of New South Wales some time in 1805, and The Birds of New Holland, with their Natural History was published, again by Thomas Lewin, in London in 1808. Only six copies of this work are known to be extant, all of these, including the copy given to George III, having been distributed in London. For reasons unknown - possibly fire or loss at sea - the shipment of several dozen copies destined for colonial subscribers never arrived in Sydney. In the wake of this disappointment, Lewin decided to compile a colonial version of The Birds of New Holland. Without access to the original plates, which were in London, and deciding to undertake the authorship of the text to accompany the plates, Lewin was compelled to commence the venture completely anew. Making use of various earlier state plates the colonial edition, printed and bound by George Howe, eventually appeared in 1813. The Birds of New South Wales with their Natural History is recognised as the first illustrated book published in Australia, and contains some of the first engravings printed in New South Wales (Wantrup, Australian rare books 1788-1900, p.278, who refers to the eight known complete copies of this phenomenal rarity, describing the first edition as "virtually unprocurable"). A third edition of A natural history of the birds of New South Wales was published in 1822, with some of the plates printed on paper watermarked "1825". This finely coloured volume is the fourth edition of 1838, revised by Gould, Vigors and Horsfield, presenting the birds highlighted with striking and bold gouache in contrast to the duller watercolour of the 1822 edition. In 1875 Quaritch published a fifth edition. All editions of Lewin's Birds are rare and desirable, with the 1822 and 1838 editions being the earliest realistically obtainable, both fine Australian colourplate books but quite different in their presentation of the birds.

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        Roman Empire

      London: John Murray, 1838. Leather_bound. Fine. London: John Murray, 1838. Leather_bound. Six volumes. Thick octavo. The History of the Roman Empire by Edward Gibbon. Illustrated with maps. Bound in three quarter red morocco, spine in gilt floral decoration, gilt title, raised bands, top edge gilt, marbled boards and endpaper.

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        Voyage en Islande et au Groënland executé pendant les années 1835 et 1836 sur la corvette La Recherche commandée par M. Tréhouart Lieutenant de Vaisseau dans le but de découvrir les traces de La Lilloise. Publié par ordre du Roi sous la direction de M. Paul Gaimard président de la Commission Scientifique d'Islande et de Groënland. Minéralogie et géologie.

      Paris, Arthus Bertrand, 1838-1840. Two parts in one. Large 8vo (22.7 x 15.1 cm). Title page (to the text, dated 1840) xi, 469 pp.; second title page (to the atlas, dated 1838), [ii] pp., 36 lithographed plates. Contemporary quarter morocco over marbled boards. Spine rich gilt. Marbled endpapers. Speckled edges.= A very rare work by the French geologist Eugène Robert (1806-1882) on the geology of, mainly, Iceland with fine lithographed plates of volcanos, glaciers, and other geological features. Robert was perhaps the first to observe the geology of Iceland with a trained scientific eye. He is perhaps better known for his other "northern" geological work, which formed part of the "Voyages de la Commission Scientifique du Nord en Scandinavie, en Laponie, au Spitzberg et aux Feroë" (1852), but the Iceland part is much rarer, not appearing in Ward & Carozzi, who do list the later, 1852 work (as from 1845, with a query) and wrongly recorded 1879 as the year of his death. The title page mentions another goal of the expedition, namely to trace another French research vessel, the Lilloise, which vanished in 1833 in the waters between Greenland and Iceland. This part of the expedition was unsuccessful and it is still a mystery how, when, and where the Lilloise disappeared. Small old stamp on the title pages and plate versos (not shining through). Unobtrusive, very light traces of off-setting to about five plates, otherwise a very good, clean copy. Nissen ZBI, 1468 (under Gaimard). Cat. BM(NH) p. 607 (under France, Commission Scientifique du Nord); Ward & Carozzi, 1885-1886 (not this work).

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        DAMASCUS AND PALMYRA: A JOURNEY TO THE EAST, WITH A SKETCH OF THE STATE AND PROSPECTS OF SYRIA [CT 2 VOLS, EX-ROSENBACH]

      London: Richard Bentley,. Very Good+ with no dust jacket. 1838. Hardcover. Color Illustrations; xxvii, [1]errata, 440; x, [2], 484 pages; 8vo, late 19th-century 3/4 purple-brown calf & marbled bds, morocco spine with 5 raised bands, labels; some light edge wear. With all 10 hand-colored lithographed plates of local costumes. Complete with half-titles & errata. A few light foxed spots but overwhelmingly clean throughout. Untrimmed. Complete with initial blanks. Provenance ex-Rosenbach Foundation copy with release stamps and Rosenbach Foundaton bookplate. A few lightly penciled bibliographic notes.. ; 0 .

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        Ravillac Redivivus, Being a Narrative of the Late Tryal of Mr. James

      1838. London, 1682. 3rd & final edition. London, 1682. 3rd & final edition. Anti-Presbyterian Propaganda [Trials]. [Hickes, George (1642-1715)]. Ravillac Redivivus. Being a Narrative of the Late Tryal of Mr. James Mitchel a Conventicle-Preacher, Who was Executed the 18th of January, 1677. For an Attempt Which he Made on the Sacred Person of the Arch-Bishop of St. Andrews. To Which is Annexed, An Account of the Tryal of that Most Wicked Pharisee Major Thomas Weir, Who Was Executed for Adultery, Incest and Bestiality. In Which are Many Observable Passages, Especially Relating to the Church and State of Scotland. In a Letter from a Scottish to an English Gentleman. London: Printed for Walter Kettilby, 1682. [iv], 46, [2], 47-54 pp. The unpaginated leaf after page 46 contains publisher advertisements. Folio (12-1/4" x 7-3/4"). Recent period-style quarter calf over marbled boards, gilt title and date to spine, title page and final leaf re-hinged. Moderate toning light foxing in a few places, soiling to title page, early owner annotations to title page in neat small hand, a few marks and brief marks in recent hand in a few places. $1,250. * Third and final edition. Hickes was a bishop of the nonjuring Church of England in Scotland. A work on propaganda commissioned by his superior in Scotland, John Maitland, Duke of Lauderdale, Ravillac Redivivus, first published in 1678, is an account of the trial of the Scots-nationalist Presbyterian (covenanter) James Mitchell [d.1678] for an attempt to assassinate James Sharpe, the archbishop of St Andrews. Hickes linked Mitchell's story to that of the notorious covenanter Major Thomas Weir [c. 1600-1670], a suspected sorcerer who was executed for bestiality and incest in 1670, in order to demonstrate that fanatical dissenters violated the boundaries of moral law and were capable of committing the most outrageous crimes in the name of religion. A note at the foot of the title page, which identifies the author, reads: "The author calls himself a Scots Addvocate: (p. 46). I rather think him an English Man, probably Dr. Hicks, at that time Chaplane to the Duke of Lauderdale." English Short-Title Catalogue R19059.

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        Galerie des mollusques, ou catalogue méthodique, descriptif et raisonné des mollusques et coquilles du Muséum de Douai.

      Paris, J. B. Baillière, 1838-1844. Three volumes (text and atlas) in two. Large 8vo (23.2 x 15.1 cm). Text volume with 915 [xliv, 560 (ii); 307, (ii)] pp.; plate volume with 79 pp., and 70 lithographed plates. Uniform contemporary quarter calf over marbled boards. Spines with gilt lines and title.l Rare complete copy in a good contemporary uniform binding. The work contains the description and illustration of the collection of molluscs in the museum of Douai (northern France). The museum collection was destroyed in WWII, augmenting the importance of the (good) images in the atlas. Many figured specimens were original types of species described by the authors and still regarded as valid today. Some scattered, mostly light, foxing, three plates more toned. This work is prone to foxing, but this is a better than average copy. Nissen ZBI, 3231.

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        The old English 'squire.London, Howlett and Brimmer for Thomas M'Lean, 1821. Large 8vo (29.5 x 20.5 cm). With 24 coloured aquatints, each plate with a title, two lines of verse, and an imprint dated May 1821. 19th-century polished blue morocco, gold-tooled spine, marbled endpapers (ZAEHNSDORF).

      - Abbey, England 387; Podeschi 112; Schwerdt I, p. 95; Tooley, Coloured Plates 128. First edition of this entertaining and well-illustrated caricatural work, "written at intervals to pass away the winter evenings", as the author explains in his preface. "John Careless" is a pseudonym, and the work is sometimes erroneously (?) attributed to William Andrew Chatto, who published a work with the same title in 1838. The fine plates are reminiscent of Rowlandson's famous caricatures and include several hunting scenes and unfortunate horse accidents. Fine uncut copy, with the original printed title label pasted on the last blank. [Attributes: First Edition]

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        JOHN W. GOULD PRIVATE JOURNAL OF A VOYAGE FROM NEW YORK TO RIO DE JANEIRO TOGETHER WITH A BRIEF SKETCH OF HIS LIFE & HIS OCCASIONAL WRITINGS

      New York: Privately Printed. Very Good+. 1838. First Edition. Hardcover. Clean aqua-blue cloth with an armorial crest on both covers. Bright gilt spine label. All edges gilt. Interior of text is tight clean & intact. Mostly light and some moderate foxing throughout. Prior owners signature and date on front endpaper. Illustrated with a large fold-out map of John W. Gould's Voyage. Outer folded map panel is age toned and has a mended edge tear. In 1833 Gould sailed abroad the Commerce for Canton via Cape Horn and Valparaiso. He departed the ship in Chile and returned to New York via Rio de Janeiro on the Falmouth. He later returned to Rio on board the Iwanowna. Printed for private circulation only. Nautical; Fold out map; Narrow 8vo 8" to 9" tall; 207 pages .

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        Journal of an Exploring Tour Beyond the Rocky Mountains, Under the Direction of A.B.C.F.M. Performed in the Years 1835, '36, and '37; Containing a Description of the Geography, Geology, Climate and Productions; and the Number, Manners, and Customs of the Natives. With a Map of the Oregon Territory.

      Ithaca, N.Y. Published By The Author. Mack, Andrus, & Woodruff Printers. 1838. 12mo., 371 pp., One fold-out map tipped-in as frontis. Embossed pebbled purple cloth, green label with printed title affixed to spine. Binding has faded to brown, chipped and rubbed along hinges and corners, foxing in margins and on endpapers; good copy. Bookplate of Charles and Virginia Baldwin. First Edition. One of the earliest maps of the Oregon Territory. A leading object of exploration â€

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        The old English 'squire.London, Howlett and Brimmer for Thomas M'Lean, 1821. Large 8vo (29.5 x 20.5 cm). With 24 coloured aquatints, each plate with a title, two lines of verse, and an imprint dated May 1821. 19th-century polished blue morocco, gold-tooled spine, marbled endpapers (ZAEHNSDORF).

      Abbey, England 387; Podeschi 112; Schwerdt I, p. 95; Tooley, Coloured Plates 128. First edition of this entertaining and well-illustrated caricatural work, "written at intervals to pass away the winter evenings", as the author explains in his preface. "John Careless" is a pseudonym, and the work is sometimes erroneously (?) attributed to William Andrew Chatto, who published a work with the same title in 1838. The fine plates are reminiscent of Rowlandson's famous caricatures and include several hunting scenes and unfortunate horse accidents. Fine uncut copy, with the original printed title label pasted on the last blank.

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        Aromatum, et simplicium aliquot medicamentorum apud Indos nascentium historia: ...Antwerp, Christophe Plantin, 1567. 8vo. With Plantin's woodcut compasses device on the title-page and 16 woodcut illustrations in the text (including 6 full-page). 17th-century(?) limp vellum.

      Adams O319; Nissen, BBI 949; Voet 1838; Wellcome 4655. First Latin edition, printed and published by Plantin, of an account of the plants, medicines and customs of Asia, especially India, by Garcia de Orta (ca. 1490-1570), a Portuguese Jew whose family fled to Spain and was forced to convert to Catholicism when he was a boy. He sailed to Goa in 1534 as personal physician to the future Portuguese Viceroy of India, M.A. de Sousa. There he spent decades questioning both the local physicians, yogis and merchants, and travellers from lands further east, about medicinal plants. He also read Ibn Sina (Avicenna) in the original Arabic and spoke several other oriental languages. The book takes the form of a series of dialogues between the practitioner Orta himself and the fictitious theoretician Dr. Ruano. It gave most Europeans their first view of Indian medicinal plants and Indian medical practices. He occasionally wanders away from medicine to add facinating information about taming elephants, producing cinnamon, naming chess pieces, fables and travellers' tales. The great Leiden botanist Carolus Clusius translated it into Latin.With bookplate. With the foot margin of 1 leaf cut off, an occasional leaf somewhat foxed and a couple small marginal chips, but otherwise in very good condition.

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        Egypt & Nubia.Cairo [and elsewhere in Egypt and Nubia], 1838-1839. Folio (48 x 36.5 cm). Album containing 42 pencil and other drawings (a few partly coloured) and 3 squeezes, some on the album leaves and some loosely inserted, mostly of ancient Egyptian and Nubian architecture, sculpture, bas-reliefs and hieroglyphic inscriptions, but also with a few botanical drawings and landscapes with buildings. Most have English-language captions in brown ink and are signed and dated 1838 to 1839. New black half morocco, using mid-19th-century marbled paper for the sides.

      An album of drawings (and squeezes of bas reliefs) made by William Robertson on a journey from Cairo in December 1838 down the Nile into Nubia, reaching as far south as the present-day Egyptian-Sudanese border region, including the temples of Abu Simbel, in January 1839, then returning via Philae, Karnak and other sites to Thebes in February 1839. They give very detailed views of numerous buildings, sculptures, bas-reliefs and hieroglyphic inscriptions, as well as more distant views of landscapes with buildings and three botanical drawings. Since many of the ancient Egyptian sites have been looted and damaged over the years, these early drawings and squeezes provide an important record of what was there in 1838/39 and how it was situated, before the first photographs were made.While Robertson made most of his drawings on site, he drew the Temple at Luxor after a drawing by Achille Émile Prisse d'Avennes (1807-1879) who began exploring and drawing the ancient Egyptian sites in 1836 and published many of his drawings in 1847. A few of the original album leaves are now detached and may have been removed by the artist himself. One inserted drawing is severely foxed and one inserted floor plan is rather dirty, but in general the drawings are in very good condition.

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        Fables de La Fontaine EDITION ORIGINALE

      Paris: H. Fournier, 1838. Fine. H. Fournier, Paris 1838, In-8 (15x23,5cm), 292pp. et 312pp., 2 volumes reliés. - Edition illustrated frontispiece of a title shot china and 240 inset wood by Grandville. Binders half shagreen emerald time. back smooth decorated with rockeries irons and irons monastic head. Title and volume number gilded. Light slot 0.5cm head on the lower joint of Volume 2. Friction on the boards. 2 corners bumped. end cover page of volume 1 with torn lack. A few scattered spots in the margins and on serpentes but remained well on paper white. Good copy with pretty decorative well back. one of the best artist's productions in the personification of animals. - [FRENCH VERSION FOLLOWS] Edition originale illustrée d'un titre-frontispice tiré sur chine et de 240 hors-texte sur bois par Grandville. Les réimpressions utiliseront les bois dans le texte et le frontispice sera tiré sur papier ordinaire. Reliures en demi chagrin émeraude d'époque. Dos lisses ornés de fers rocailles et de fers monastiques en tête. Titre et tomaison dorés. Légère fente en tête sur 0,5cm au mors inférieur du tome 2. Frottements sur les plats. 2 coins émoussés. Page de garde en fin du tome 1 déchirée avec manque. Quelques rousseurs éparses dans les marges et sur les serpentes, mais sur un papier demeuré bien blanc. Bon exemplaire aux jolis dos bien décoratifs. une des meilleures productions de l'artiste dans la personnification des animaux. 

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        THE NEW DOMESTIC COOKERY, or the Housewife's Sure Guide; Containing Complete Instructions for Cooking every description of Viands with Cheapness and Elegance.

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

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        The Writings of George Washington Being His Correspondence, Addresses, Messages, and Other Papers, Official and Private

      Boston: Ferdinand and Andrews, Publisher, 1838. The complete writings of George Washington. Octavo, 12 volumes, uniformly bound in full contemporary calf. Mixed early editions including four first editions.Frontispiece of Washington to volumes 1-3; engraved by J.W. Paradise from a painting by J.G. Chapman after a painting by C.W. Peale; frontispiece in volumes 2 and three engraved by A.B. Durand, the first from a painting by Gilbert Stuart; frontispiece in volume 12 of Martha Washington engraved by J. Cheney. Editor Jared Sparks was a noted early American historian and President of Harvard College. Sparks worked as editor of the North American Review and a Unitarian pastor in Baltimore. Sparks' most notable work was his Writings of George Washington. He was an important early American Antiquarian and influential in his historical scholarship on the new nation. Dampstaining and general foxing to volumes. Desirable set bound in full contemporary calf. George Washington served as the first President of the United States from 1789 to 1797 and was one of the Founding Fathers of the United States of America. Washington served as Commander-in-Chief of the Continental Army during the American Revolutionary War against the British Crown and presided over the 1787 convention that drafted the United States Constitution. An international icon for liberation and nationalism, Washington left a legacy of documentary records throughout his lifetime. Historian Jared Sparks was the first to collect and publish these writings in the 1830's first with Life and Writings of George Washington (1834-1837), and later with The Writings of George Washington Being His Correspondence, Addresses, Messages, and Other Papers, Official and Private beginning in 1931.

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        Stello ENVOI AUTOGRAPHE

      Paris: H. Delloye & V. Lecou, 1838. Fine. H. Delloye & V. Lecou, Paris 1838, 13,5x22cm, relié sous étui. - New edition published in the complete works of the author. Bound in full morocco long grain lemon, brown back eight nerves for ornate decorative motifs romantic having faded, part of red morocco, name of the author of olive morocco, gilt on the covers, rich frames wheels of edgings, wreaths and gilt fillets on covers, gilt edged headers and foot sections, with golden frames on the guards, guards and contreplats brown paper, all edges gilt, modern morocco case lined with garland lemon boards of coated paper bowl, romantic contemporary binding. Precious autograph signed by the author: "... evidence of dedication and respect / nephew / Alfred de Vigny." Rare spots affecting mainly the earliest and latest pages. Copy pleasantly set in an elegant romantic contemporary binding. --- Please note that the translation in english is done automatically, we apologize if the formulas are inaccurate. Contact us for any information! - [FRENCH VERSION FOLLOWS] Nouvelle édition parue dans les oeuvres complètes de l'auteur. Reliure en plein maroquin à grain long citron, dos bruni à huit fins nerfs richement orné de motifs décoratifs romantiques s'étant estompés, pièce de titre de maroquin rouge, nom de l'auteur de maroquin olive, roulettes dorées sur les coiffes, riches encadrements de lisérés, guirlandes et filets dorés sur les plats, lisérés dorés en têtes et en pieds des coupes, encadrements d'une guirlande dorée sur les gardes, gardes et contreplats de papier marron, toutes tranches dorées, étui moderne bordé de maroquin citron, plats de recouverts de papier à la cuve, reliure romantique de l'époque. Précieux envoi autographe signé de Alfred de Vigny : "... témoignage de dévouement et de respect / son neveu / Alfred de Vigny." Rares piqûres affectant essentiellement les toutes premières et toutes dernières pages.Exemplaire agréablement établi dans une élégante reliure romantique de l'époque.

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        Peru (in 2 Bänden), Reiseskizzen aus den Jahren 1838 - 1842

      Mit wenigen Abbildungen im Text, XII, 346 (1) VI, 402 Seiten, 8, braunes OHldr mit reicher Goldprägung des Buchrückens, ORDENTLICHE EXEMPLARE DIESES SELTENEN TITELS, die Falze des Buchrückens des Band 1 restauriert. Schönes Exlibris im Innendeckel (von Dr. S. Grf. Pückler-Limpurg) Engelmann I, 228 Henze V, 357 f. - Tschudi widmete seinen vierjährigen Peru-Aufenthalt (1838 - 42) der Zoologie und Landesgeschichte. "Frei von romantischen Anwandlungen wird er der unbestechlichste Zeitzeuge seines Reisegebietes" (Henze)

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        Timpoochee Barnard, an Uchee Warrior

      F.W. Greenough, Philadelphia 1838 - Lithograph "Drawn Printed and Coloured at J.T. Bowen's Lithographic Establishment", after a C.B.King portrait painted in 1825. In excellent condition apart from some light off-setting in the plate. A fine image from McKenney and Hall's 'Indian Tribes of North America'. A venerated Yuchi chief, Timpoochee Barnard had a Scotish father and Yuchi mother. He was a commissioned major who valiantly fought under General Jackson against the Creeks in the 1814 Battle of Callabee Creek. Major Barnard's distinguished military career continued with his gallant participation in the 1818 Seminole War and the battle at Econaffinnah or Natural Bridge of the same year. After travelling to Washington to contest the Indian Springs Treaty of 1825, he settled near Fort Mitchell, where he remained until his death. Of Timpoochee, President Jackson once remarked to his son, "A braver man than your father never lived." Also known as the Choya'ha or Tsoya'ha, meaning 'children of the sun', the Yuchi tribe inhabited the Southeastern region of the United States. They had been practically eliminated by the Creeks and Cherokees and lived uneasily in their midst. 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 344; Johansen & Gringe, 24. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Oeuvres complètes

      à Paris: Chez Charles Gosselin, 1838. Fine. Chez Charles Gosselin, à Paris 1838-1841, 13x21,5cm, 30 tomes en 15 volumes reliés. - New French edition - [FRENCH VERSION FOLLOWS] Nouvelle édition française traduite par A.J.B. Defauconpret. Reliures en demi-basane blonde, dos à quatre nerfs ornés de filets et de fleurons estampés à froid, pièces de titre et de tomaison en veau ornées de filets dorés, quelques coiffes frottées, certains mors fendus en tête et en queue, plats et contreplats de papier à la cuve, quelques coins frottés, tranches mouchetées. Quelques rousseurs. Frederick Marryat débuta en tant que capitaine de navire au sein de la Royal Navy. Par la suite, il fut l'un des précurseurs du roman maritime, donnant lieu à plusieurs ouvrages qui parurent en français à partir de 1837, et le plus souvent dans des recueils, comme c'est le cas pour notre exemplaire. Ex-libris du Comte Greffulhe encollé sur chaque contreplat.

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        Aromatum, et simplicium aliquot medicamentorum apud Indos nascentium historia: ...Antwerp, Christophe Plantin, 1567. 8vo. With Plantin's woodcut compasses device on the title-page and 16 woodcut illustrations in the text (including 6 full-page). 17th-century(?) limp vellum.

      Adams O319; Nissen, BBI 949; Voet 1838; Wellcome 4655. First Latin edition, printed and published by Plantin, of an account of the plants, medicines and customs of Asia, especially India, by Garcia de Orta (ca. 1490-1570), a Portuguese Jew whose family fled to Spain and was forced to convert to Catholicism when he was a boy. He sailed to Goa in 1534 as personal physician to the future Portuguese Viceroy of India, M.A. de Sousa. There he spent decades questioning both the local physicians, yogis and merchants, and travellers from lands further east, about medicinal plants. He also read Ibn Sina (Avicenna) in the original Arabic and spoke several other oriental languages. The book takes the form of a series of dialogues between the practitioner Orta himself and the fictitious theoretician Dr. Ruano. It gave most Europeans their first view of Indian medicinal plants and Indian medical practices. He occasionally wanders away from medicine to add facinating information about taming elephants, producing cinnamon, naming chess pieces, fables and travellers' tales. The great Leiden botanist Carolus Clusius translated it into Latin.With bookplate. With the foot margin of 1 leaf cut off, an occasional leaf somewhat foxed and a couple small marginal chips, but otherwise in very good condition.

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        INCORONAZIONE DI S M I R A FERDINANDO I A RE DEL REGNO LOMBARDO-VENETO Con sacra solenne pompa celebrata nell'insigne Metropolitana di Milano il VI Settembre 1838. Descritta e rappresentata dall’architetto-pittore scenico Alessandro Sanquirico.

      S.l., (Pirola), (1838). In folio oblungo (mm. 376x455), mz. pelle mod. con ang., tit. oro su tassello al piatto, fregi e tit. oro al dorso. L’album è così composto: antiporta litografata con ritratto di Ferdinando I “in gran costume del Regno Lombardo Veneto”; 1 c.nn. (frontesp. inciso con al centro le armi degli Asburgo sostenute da due leoni rampanti), XIII cc.num. stampate su una sola facciata contenenti la Dedica, la Prefazione e l'Idea generale della presente opera. E’ molto ben illustrato da 41 tavole incise in rame da Campi, Cassina, Citterio, Camera, etc. che raffigurano piante, decorazioni, troni, logge, addobbi, stemmi, medaglie, costumi, etc. - 7 di queste tavv. sono magnifiche acquetinte incise da Falckeisen: “Padiglione erettosi a capo dello stradone così detto di Loreto, il giorno del loro ingresso in Milano - Barriera di Porta Orientale - Facciata del Duomo di Milano col grande vestibolo erettovi per l’ingresso di S.M.. - Interno del Duomo col pomposo apparato per celebrare la cerimonia dell’incoronazione - Incoronazione - Intronizzazione - Banchetto solenne nella Sala delle Cariatidi nel Palazzo di Corte”. "Edizione originale". Cfr. Cat. Hoepli,1366: “Sanquirico (1777-1849) si iniziò alla pittura sotto la scuola del Levati e ben presto seppe guadagnarsi una celebrità nelle decorazioni teatrali. Il Campagnani (nell'ediz. delle Opere del Porta da lui edite, pag. 657) scrive: ‘I nostri vecchi citano la decorazione ideata dal Sanquirico pel Duomo nell'occasione dell'incoronazione di Ferdinando come uno dei migliori suoi lavori’. Anche il Porta lo cita nel famoso sonetto caudato (il dodicesimo dei "sonitt all'abaa Giavan") fra i grandi milanesi” - Predari, p. 265. Esempl. con solo qualche lieve fiorit. interc. nel t., altrimenti ben conservato.

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        Elements of Geology

      London: John Murray, 1838. First edition. 12mo. (iii-xx), 543, (1) pp., bound without the half title. Contemporary brown half morocco over marbled boards, spine with raised bands, gilt lettered label to one panel and decoration to the other panels, endpapers and all edges marbled. Colour frontispiece and 294 figures in the text. Slight darkening to the spine, some mld rubbing, very good overall. Preceded by his "Principles of Geology", Lyell intended the "Elements" to be a more accessible description of the science. He sought to "explain his conception of geology at an introductory level, and thereby propagate it more widely... [the work] reviewed the whole stratigraphical record, from the most recent formations back to the most ancient, interpreting it in terms of the 'uniformity' of terrestrial processes through time" (ODNB).

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        A VOYAGE ROUND THE WORLD; INCLUDING AN EMBASSY TO MUSCAT AND SIAM IN 1835, 1836 AND 1837

      Carey, Lea & Blanchard, Philadelphia 1838 - 8vo, later brown imitation leather; spine with five raised bands; black leather lettering piece, gilt. 559, (1) pages, plus advertising leaves. Some foxing and browning, as generally seen in this title; very good. Quoted extensively in Q. David Bowers's The Rare Silver Dollars Dated 1804 and the Exciting Adventures of Edmund Roberts. Ruschenberger was a U.S. Navy surgeon who accompanied the USS Peacock, under the command of C.K. Stribling, on "an Embassy from the Government of the United States to the courts of Muscat, Siam, and Cochin-China, in the years 1835, 1836, and 1837 [embracing] Zanzibar, Arabia, Hindoostan, Ceylon, Java, Siam, Cochin-China, China, the Bonin Islands, the Sandwich Islands, the Californias, Mexico, &c." Of numismatic importance due to the presentation of sets of United States coins by diplomat Edmund Roberts to Said bin Sultan al-Said, Sultan of Muscat and Oman, and King Rama III of Siam. The facts behind these presentations were largely forgotten until the Siam set surfaced in 1962 at the ANA Convention. The distribution of these sets are mentioned in Ruschenberger's book, though he does not mention the odd presence of 1804-dated coins among the 1834-dated pieces constituting most of the set. On page 91, he writes, "It is a universal custom, amongst the nations of Asia, to make gifts to each other on all occasions of friendly intercourse; and, in negotiating treaties, the nature and value of the presents is always a point of grave consideration between the contracting agents. In conformity with this usage, a variety of articles was presented to the Sultan by the United States, amongst which were a sword and altagan, with gold scabbards, and mountings, Tanner's map of the United States, an American flag, a set of American coins, several rifles, a number of cut glass lamps, a quantity of American nankin, known as Forsyth's nankin. &c. &c." The 1804 dollar in this set was that offered as part of the Pogue collection last year. On pages 343-344, Ruschenberger discussed the Siam gift in similar terms. Besides the two diplomatic gift sets, Ruschenberger appears to have had an above-average interest in coins, regularly discussing the coinage of the various places he visits and discussing older coins on occasion. Very interesting, and rather scarce. Howes 514a. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        3 eigenh. Briefe m. Unterschrift.

      Zus. 5 S., 8 bis 4. Der in Parma geborene Wilhelm Albrecht Fürst von Montenuovo entstammte der morganatischen Ehe des Grafen Adam Albert Graf von Neipperg mit der Erzherzogin Marie-Louise von Österreich, Gemahlin Napoléon Bonapartes, und erhielt den Titel eines Grafen Montenuovo (Neuberg). 1838 trat er in die österreichische Armee ein, kämpfte 1848 in Italien und Ungarn mit Auszeichnung und wurde 1854 Feldmarschallleutnant. 1860 wurde er Landeskommandant in Siebenbürgen, 1866 in Böhmen. 1867 wurde er zum General der Kavallerie befördert. 1878 trat er in den Ruhestand. 1864 wurde er in den erblichen Fürstenstand erhoben. - Der Empfänger der auf Französisch abgefassten Briefe ist Jacques (Jacob) Mislin (1807-1878). Der aus ärmlichen Verhältnissen stammende Mislin konnte dank seines Onkels an der berühmten Lehranstalt von Porrentruy im Schweizer Kanton Bern studieren, wo er nicht viel später auch selbst unterrichten sollte. Der 1830 zum Priester geweihte kath. Theologe wurde 1836 auf Vermittlung des Grafen von Bombelle an den Wiener Hof berufen, wo er einer der Lehrer der Söhne von Erzherzog Franz Karl und Erzherzogin Sophie wurde und damit sowohl den zukünftigen Kaiser Franz Joseph wie auch Erzherzog Ferdinand Maximilian (später Kaiser Max von Mexiko) unterrichtete (u.a. auch in Erdkunde). Vor der Revolution von 1848 unternahm Mislin eine Pilgerreise von Wien über Budapest und Konstantinopel nach Jersusalem. Der danach erschienene Reisebericht wurde in mehrere Sprachen übersetzt und mehrfach nachgedruckt. In den folgenden Jahren leitete er die Bibliothek am Hof der Herzogin von Parma, Erzherzogin Marie Louise, wurde zum Abt von St. Maria von Deg (Ungarn), geheimer Kämmerer u. Hausprälat Papst Pius' XI., Apostolischer Pronotar, Kanoniker der Kathedrale von Großwardein, Träger zahlr. Orden (u.a. von Spanien, Parma u. des Ritterordens vom Heiligen Grab zu Jerusalem) sowie Mitglied zahlr. Akademien. Der Verfasser zahlr. Publikationen und Vertraute des belgischen Königs und des Grafen von Chambord blieb nach der Rückkehr von seiner Pilgerreise in Wien, wo er weiterhin in persönlichem Kontakt mit dem Kaiserhaus stand. - In einem numerierten, von Mislin eigenh. beschrifteten Papierumschlag. - Beiliegend 9 eigenh. Briefe von Montenuovos Frau, der Fürstin Juliane (Julie) Montenuovo (geb. Batthyany 1827-1871) aus dem Zeitraum 1857-1866, zus. 20 S. -

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        Cindabright: Or, the Fatal Flowers. A Fairy Tale. With Minor Poems ?

      Printed and Sold by John Wild, Bookseller (by Appointment) to the Queen; Sold also by Milliken and Son, Publishers, Dublin., Kensington 1838 - First edition, extremely scarce, of this dramatic allegory of Anglo-Irish relations.Trotter's is a grown-up fairy tale, a masque-like play in which the dramatis personae are given both dramatic and Spenserian allegorical names. The Queen becomes England, Judith is Ireland and the eponymous Cindabright is also the Irish Patriot. A lengthy note explains that Judith's dialogue references 'the past state of a country abandoned to all the disadvantages of exclusion from a share in the social and political happiness and prosperity'. Trotter uses to explore a Spenserian world in which Ireland has recourse to question its historical treatment by the English.Trotter believes in the merit of fairies, which here represent Sentiment; she likes 'their mystified nothings, through which we may detect beautiful wit at times'. In a common refrain over the loss of innocence, Trotter prefixes Cindabright by wondering, 'Have the wonderful discoveries of modern science put to flight our pleasant fairies, with all their train of fancy play?' Ultimately, Trotter need not have worried that 'giant steam, with his real wonders' would overpowered the products of make believe, for alongside the industrial revolution developed the peculiar Victorian preoccupation with fairies, most obviously articulated in era's relative profusion of fairy paintings and stories. Seldom however are these corralled into patriotic invective, as here. 8vo (224 x 135 mm), pp. vi, [2], 151, [1], with two lithographed plates; tissue guards preserved; uniformly a little browned; untrimmed and partially unopened in publisher's brown paper-backed boards, printed paper label to upper cover; rebacked, with fragments of original spine preserved, water staining to edges of boards. [Just three copies recorded. COPAC lists just two copies in the UK, both at the British Library, to which WorldCat adds one in the US, at Princeton. Not in Jackson, nor Jackson, Women.] [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        lewis´s illustrations of Constantinople made during a residence in that city in the years 1835-36

      London . T Mc Lean and D.P. Colnaghi 1838 - Folio, 37 x 54 cms. Tinted title vignette,frontispiece and 27 tinted views on 25 leaves all by Lewis after Coke Smith.dedication leaf to king George IV and plate list at the back. original half brown leather binding with covers in dark blue cloth with title printed in gilt on front cover. the binding has been expertly cleaned and preserves its endpapers. Ver light browning on some plates. A complete copy of this rare plate book by one of the most famous english artist traveller on the Middle East. Lewis was an artist specialized on genre scenes  of middle eastern life either in Cairo or Constantinople where he lived for many years. The most important monuments are represented the same as genre scenes in coffes, harem etc. A fine copy of this scarce book. Ref: Abbey travel 394,Attabey 722,Blackmer 1015 [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Notes, Chiefly Correctory, on Dr Dibdin's Tour through Scotland

      [Edinburgh] 1838 - First and only edition. 16 pp. 8vo. One of approximately 10 copies printed. Very rare. Jackson thought that "only six copies of this vicious and trivial attack on Dibdin were struck off," but Windle & Pippin correct that to an estimated ten copies. Jackson 90; Windle & Pippin D19 Original self-wrappers with original red side-stitch. A few faint smudges to title and last page, ink note in margin of one page, pencil notes at head of title

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        Die Rechte des eingeborenen Mecklenburgischen Adels gerichtlichen Entwicklung und rechtlichen Bedeutung nach auf die seit dem Jahre 1838 innerhalb der Mecklenburgischen Ritterschaft obwaltenden Verfassungs-Streitigkeiten

      Die Rechte des eingeborenen Mecklenburgischen Adels gerichtlichen Entwicklung und rechtlichen Bedeutung nach auf die seit dem Jahre 1838 innerhalb der Mecklenburgischen Ritterschaft obwaltenden Verfassungs-Streitigkeiten gutachtlich beleuchtet von F. A: Th. Caspeyres Doctor der Philosophie und beides rechte, öffentl. Professor das Deutschen Rechts und ordentl. Beisitzer der Juristen-Facultät an der köngl. Bayrischen Friedrich-Alexanders-Universität zu ErlangenGebauersche Buchdruckerei von 1844 Halle, 320 Seiten Größe A4 Pappeinband mit Gebrauchspuren hinten fleckig unterer Schnitt angeschmutztinnen sehr gut erhalten Bindung fest ------- siehe Foto-- Auf Wunsch sende ich auch noch mehr Fotos zu--sz--

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        Régiment piémontais de Napoléon]. Histoire de Jean Joseph Marie Bonifanti faite par lui-même, à partir du commencement de l'année 1804, époque de son départ pour France, comme conscrit de l'an 12 de la République, commencée l'an 1815.

      1838 - 3 vol. in-8 manuscrits à environ 30 lignes par page d'une écriture lisible, fine et serrée de 776 pp. et 1 carte repliée (37 x 50 cm) pour le 1er volume ; 726 pp. pour le 2e volume ; 343 pp. et 1 tableau replié, tables, têtes de chapitre, suppléments "Circonstances oubliées" pour le 3e volume, cartonnage dominoté, étiquette manuscrite sur le dos (reliure de l'époque). Dos du tome III manquant. Récit manuscrit au long cours demeuré inédit de la vie militaire d'un conscrit arrivé de Saluzzo (Saluces) en 1804 pour intégrer le 31ème Régiment d'Infanterie Légère parfois appelé le Régiment piémontais de Napoléon qu'il quitta en 1815 mis en demi-solde et rentré "au pays" avec le grade de lieutenant. Son journal est année après année celui des campagnes de ce régiment. Jean Joseph Marie Bonifanti, né le 16 Juillet 1782 à Villanova en Sardaigne, rédigea ses souvenirs en français à la chute de l'Empire, suite à la lecture des premiers mémoires apparus sur les campagnes napoléoniennes. « Après dix années de service militaire, la lecture d'un ouvrage composé par M. Samson, parisien, capitaine au même régiment, contenant le détail de ses campagnes et batailles où il s'était trouvé, la description des villes à l'étranger, les moeurs de ses habitants et même la production des campagnes qu'il avait parcourues m'a inspiré le dessein de composer mon histoire ; ou plutôt un galimatias de mes voyages parce que mes faibles moyens ne me permettant pas le beau style, ni même la correction de l'orthographe que je n'appris que par routine à la lecture de moi-même depuis ma retraite forcée, n'ayant reçu que de faibles principes d'éducation en ma langue italienne et que j'avais presque oubliés par les longues années de dissipation c'était au plus si je pouvais bien lire le français au commencement de cette entreprise (?) j'assure néanmoins le lecteur que tout ce qu'il y verra n'est que pure et simple vérité (?) Je donnerai une juste idée pour faire connaître quels ont été les détours que je fis dans les pays qu'il me fallut parcourir, et les combats auxquels je me suis trouvé. Mais enfin devenu (sic) au fait des travaux militaires le développement en sera plus étendu, particulièrement sur les campagnes de l'Espagne. Je peindrai de tout mon savoir le sol de cette péninsule, le caractère de ses habitants et spécialement l'acharnement patriotique contre l'armée française » (Avant-propos). Contient la description des villes traversées et leurs coutumes ainsi que les bivouacs et les batailles qui jalonnèrent les campagnes de Pologne (1806-1808 dont Pultusk), et d'Espagne (1809-1812 dont les sièges de Sarragosse, Badajoz, la bataille d'Albuera où il fut blessé) suivie, tracée de sa main de la Carte des villes et villages que l'auteur de cet ouvrage a parcourus dans le Royaume d'Espagne pour servir de guide au lecteur qui souhaitera connaître à fond toutes ses contre-marche composée à Lunel l'an 1823 . Au retour de l?Empereur, celui-ci décida de reformer son ancienne armée et de faire aussi appel aux étrangers qui avaient servi sous ses Aigles ; à la dissolution en 1814 du 31e Léger, la majorité des soldats d?origine piémontaise était retournée en Italie tandis que les cadres étaient pour la plupart restés en France. Le major Constantin Denis Bourbaki dut réunir ses hommes au 31e Léger tandis que Waterloo était connu. Bourbaki donna sa démission et fit partir ses hommes pour le dépôt de Chalon sur Saône (tome II, p. 515 chapitre douzième année 1815? Départ pour Châlon-sur-Saône, pour être incorporé dans un régiment. Réjouissances d'union avec les chalonnais. Remarque sur le grand concours d'hommes se rendant sur la frontière contre les ennemis). Le 10 Août le bataillon de guerre du 31e Léger fut transféré à Agen, bientôt rejoint par son dépôt. La dissolution effective du régiment, officielle depuis le 6 Septembre fut faite le 15 Octobre 1815. Naturalisé français en 1817, Bonifanti s'attela à son copieux travail chronologique (30 chapitres) mené vingt ans duran [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        NARRATIVE OF THE UNITED STATES EXPLORING EXPEDITION,

      - during the years 1838, 1839, 1840, 1841, 1842. With illustrations and maps. In five volumes. Pp. lvi+434+xii+476+xii+438+xiv+540+xii+558 (each volume lacking the half-title page), 11 maps (10 folding), 3 folding tables, woodcut text illustrations, printed music, appendices, index; rebound in modern dark brown half leather, the spines lettered in gilt and decorated in blind, light brown cloth boards; later endpapers; bookseller's sticker at head of upper pastedown Volumes I & II (and traces of removal of small sticker in the other volumes), the lower hinge cracking Volumes III & IV, all the folding maps and tables plus the title pages and the final text page in Volume IV neatly reinforced with cloth on the reverse, a few leaves lightly creased, a couple of small edge splits, chips or tears, the bottom fore-corner of pp. 441/2 in Volume V reinserted with early paper repair (not affecting text), a few mainly small damp stains, scattered foxing, browning and soiling; Lea and Blanchard, Philadelphia, 1845. Third (second octavo) edition. Haskell 3; Hocken p. 125; F. 4208. *First published in a very limited edition (100 copies) in 1844, more than a dozen editions were published in the years prior to the civil war. The present edition was reprinted, unabridged, from stereotypes of the second (imperial octavo) edition, but was issued without the plates and the separate atlas volume, and with the text illustrations being woodcuts instead of steel engravings. Beginning in 1838, the Wilkes expedition was the first national U.S. exploring expedition, and played a major role in the development of 19th century science. The expedition personnel included several scientists, who collected thousands of plant and bird specimens, which later formed the basis of collections at the Smithsonian Institution. The expedition circumnavigated the globe, notably exploring the coast of the Antarctic continent, the islands of the Pacific Ocean, and the American northwest coast. Three chapters in Volume II (pp. 157-277) deal with New South Wales. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Historia fisica, politica y natural de la Isla de Cuba. Comercio maritimo, Rentas y Gastos, Fuerza Armada, Apéndice (1842) (AND) Introduccion, Geografia, Clima y Estadistica (1848).

      - Paris, Arthus Bertrand, 1838, 1842[-1848]. Two parts in two. Folio (39.2 x 26.0 cm). Tomo I: half-title (to the work), title (to the volume), [I]-LXXIV, [1]-76, title (to the Atlas) [1]-2 pp., tab. II-XI (V, IX folded), I (folding coloured map after Juan de la Cosa), tab. [XII] (2nd folding map, of Cuba in 1841, with parts of the Bahamas and southern Florida), 77-302. Tomo II: title (to the volume), 1-135, [1]-72, 1-2, 3 ll (blank). Uniformly bound in contemporary light brown calf over grained red boards, spine with gilt linings and gilt lettering.l Extremely rare publication on Cuba from the mid-19th century, containing 12 beautiful maps, being an overview of the most important early maps of the islands up to very detailed contemporary maps of Cuba and adjacent areas, as well as Havana. There are many details on the history, geography, economy, population, weather and climate. A slightly later French edition in 8vo format also exists. Both are very rare. There are no auction records for these two parts in the last 25 years. Scattered, mostly light, sometimes moderate spotting. The "de la Cosa" map with mostly just marginal spotting, one skillful repair. A very good copy. BM(NH) Cat., 1781; Sabin, 242. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Timpoochee Barnard, an Uchee Warrior

      Philadelphia: F.W. Greenough, 1838. Lithograph "Drawn Printed and Coloured at J.T. Bowen's Lithographic Establishment", after a C.B.King portrait painted in 1825. In excellent condition apart from some light off-setting in the plate. A fine image from McKenney and Hall's 'Indian Tribes of North America'.A venerated Yuchi chief, Timpoochee Barnard had a Scotish father and Yuchi mother. He was a commissioned major who valiantly fought under General Jackson against the Creeks in the 1814 Battle of Callabee Creek.. Major Barnard's distinguished military career continued with his gallant participation in the 1818 Seminole War and the battle at Econaffinnah or Natural Bridge of the same year. After travelling to Washington to contest the Indian Springs Treaty of 1825, he settled near Fort Mitchell, where he remained until his death. Of Timpoochee, President Jackson once remarked to his son, "A braver man than your father never lived." Also known as the Choya'ha or Tsoya'ha, meaning 'children of the sun', the Yuchi tribe inhabited the Southeastern region of the United States.They had been practically eliminated by the Creeks and Cherokees and lived uneasily in their midst.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 344; Johansen & Gringe, 24.

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        Voyage en Islande et au Groënland executé pendant les années 1835 et 1836 sur la corvette La Recherche commandée par M. Tréhouart Lieutenant de Vaisseau dans le but de découvrir les traces de La Lilloise. Publié par ordre du Roi sous la direction de M. Paul Gaimard président de la Commission Scientifique d'Islande et de Groënland. Minéralogie et géologie.

      - Paris, Arthus Bertrand, 1838-1840. Two parts in one. Large 8vo (22.7 x 15.1 cm). Title page (to the text, dated 1840) xi, 469 pp.; second title page (to the atlas, dated 1838), [ii] pp., 36 lithographed plates. Contemporary quarter morocco over marbled boards. Spine rich gilt. Marbled endpapers. Speckled edges.l A very rare work by the French geologist Eugène Robert (1806-1882) on the geology of, mainly, Iceland with fine lithographed plates of volcanos, glaciers, and other geological features. Robert was perhaps the first to observe the geology of Iceland with a trained scientific eye. He is perhaps better known for his other "northern" geological work, which formed part of the "Voyages de la Commission Scientifique du Nord en Scandinavie, en Laponie, au Spitzberg et aux Feroë" (1852), but the Iceland part is much rarer, not appearing in Ward & Carozzi, who do list the later, 1852 work (as from 1845, with a query) and wrongly recorded 1879 as the year of his death. The title page mentions another goal of the expedition, namely to trace another French research vessel, the Lilloise, which vanished in 1833 in the waters between Greenland and Iceland. This part of the expedition was unsuccessful and it is still a mystery how, when, and where the Lilloise disappeared. Small old stamp on the title pages and plate versos (not shining through). Unobtrusive, very light traces of off-setting to about five plates, otherwise a very good, clean copy. Nissen ZBI, 1468 (under Gaimard). Cat. BM(NH) p. 607 (under France, Commission Scientifique du Nord); Ward & Carozzi, 1885-1886 (not this work). [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Atlas von vier und zechzig Kupfertafeln zu Christian Gottfried Ehrenberg über Infusionsthierchen. Seiner Königlichen Hoheit Friedrich Wilhelm Kronprinzen von Preussen zugeeignet. [Atlas to: Die Infusionsthierchen als volkommene Organismen. Ein Blick in das tiefere organische Leben der Natur]

      Leipzig, Leopold Voss, 1838. Folio (46.0 x 35.5 cm). Title page and 64 hand-coloured engraved plate. 20th century brown blind rexine.l The rare atlas, with beautiful, detailed, and finely coloured engravings. "Ehrenberg's great contribution to biology was his work on infusiora, the results of which were published in a number of brief essays and afterwards in the important and splendidly got up work entitled 'Die Infusionsthierchens'... printed in 1838. The result of this and other works of his was that the number of known Infusiora was considerably increased, and their classification essentially advanced" (Nordenskiöld). "Infusoria is a collective term for minute aquatic creatures such as ciliates, euglenoids, protozoa, unicellular algae and small invertebrates that exist in freshwater ponds. In modern formal classifications, the term is considered obsolete; the microorganisms previously included in the Infusoria are mostly assigned to the kingdom Protista which itself is a polyphyletic assemblage of groups" (Wikipedia). The illustrations include, amongst others, many plants (i.e. chlorophyll bearing organisms), diatoms, and tiny crustaceans. Plates evenly toned and unobtrusively micro-speckled. Small chip to the lower outer corner of one plate. The binding is strong but simple. A good, complete copy of this rare atlas. Garison & Morton, 111; Nissen ZBI, 1244; Nordenskiöld, 427.

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        Mémoire sur la cure radicale des pieds-bots (exemplaire personnel du Professeur Guermonprez)

      Paris : Baillière 1838 - Grand in-8° relié , demi-chagrin de l'époque, dos lisse orné de filets, dorés, 117 pages et 6 très grandes planches hors-texte dépliantes très impressionnantes [117 p., 6 leaves of plates, folded : ill. ] - - Relié avec (Bound with) : CHARLES VICTOR JOSEPH PHILIPS : Du bégaiement et du strabisme (nouvelles recherches) Paris & Buxelles, Gazette des Hôpitaux & Librairie Encyclographique 1841, 63 pages. Charles Victor Joseph Philips (1811-1870) est né à Liège, où il étudia la médecin. Il fut l'élève de Dieffenbach. Il s'installa à Saint-Petersbourg, puis à Paris. Il rédigera en 1860 un traité des maladies des voies urinaires. - - V. DELHAYE : Hémorrhagie traumatique de l'artère cubitale droite (ligature ; dénudation des tendons ; guérison sans exfoliation) Gand, Imprimerie Gyselinck, 1841, 11 pages. - - F. GUERMONPREZ : Contribution à l'étude de la myosite (Paris, Librairie J.-B. Baillière, 1880), 113 [2] pages. François Jules Octave Guermonprez (1849-1932), né à Haubourdin, étudia la médecine à Lille, où il devint chirurgien et obtint une chaire de thérapeutique et de matière médicale à la Faculté catholique. Il s'illustra en chirurgie de la main. Il eut aussi une activité politique, étant un des animateurs du mouvement royaliste. - - Dr. FAUCON : Contribution à l'étude du traitement des kystes synoviaux tendineux de la main et du poignet par la méthode antiseptique (Bruxelles, H. Manceaux, 1881), tiré à part extrait du Bulletin de l'Académie de Médecine, 3° série, 32 pages - - CHARLES BERNARD : Essai sur plusieurs cas d'atrophie des muscles du thorax chez les pleurétiques (Lille, Imprimerie Victor Ducolombier, 1883), thèse de doctorat de médecine soutenue devant Alfred Vulpian, 86 pages COPY SIGNED TO GUERMONPREZ (bel envoi autographe de l'auteur au Professeur Guermonprez sur la page de garde) - - E. RAYNAL : Cellulite péritendineuse du tendon d'achille (Paris, Asselin, 1883), 16 pages - - A. EMERY-DESBROUSSES : De la rupture du tendon sus-rotulien (thèse pour le doctorat de médecine soutenue devant Guyon), l'auteur est un élève de Guermonprez, 66 pages - - F. GUERMONPREZ : Arrachements dans les établissements industriels (Paris & Lille, Masson, Quarré, 1884), 67 pages. A la fin du volume relié par les soins de Guermonprez, ce dernier a écrit sur le feuillet de garde à la main, l'ensemble des textes reliés ensemble dans le volume. Responsibility: par H. Scoutetten [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Soft Cover]

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        Delle Istorie Fiorentine. Volgarizzate da Stanislao Gatteschi delle Scuole Pie. Libri otto.

      Vincenzo Batelli e Figli,, Firenze, 1838 - Due volumi in -8, pp. LXVIII - 407 (3); 508 (2). Bella legatura coeva in marocchino verde scuro con fregi a secco orientaleggianti sui piatti. Dorsi a nervetti con titoli e filetti oro. Tagli marmorizzati. Con 30 tavole fuori testo (ritratti di personaggi celebri e scene dalla storia fiorentina). Testo latino e italiano a fronte. Splendido esemplare.

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        Delle istorie fiorentine... volgarizzate da Stanislao Gatteschi.

      per Vincenzo Batelli, 1838. Due volumi di cm. 24,5, pp. lxviii, 407 (3); 508 (2). Con 30 belle tavole fuori testo incise in rame con ritratti e scene storiche di vita fiorentina. Solida ed elegante legatura coeva in mezza pelle con piccole punte, dorsi a cinque nervi con titoli e ricchi fregi in oro. Esemplare molto marginoso, fresco ed in eccellente stato di conservazione. Opera che presenta il testo originale latino e la traduzione italiana a fronte.

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        Retrospect of Western Travel

      London: Saunders and Otley, 1838. First edition. Some pale dampstaining in vol. 1, portion of free endpaper excised in vol. 3, rebacked preserving original spines, without half-titles. Three volumes, octavo. Contemporary half calf, marbled boards, black morocco lettering-pieces. Includes travels and observations in New York, Pennsylvania, Ohio, Virginia, South Carolina, Georgia, Alabama, and Louisiana; a voyage down the Mississippi on the "Henry Clay"; descriptions of life in New Orleans, etc."No one who wishes to form a correct and enlarged view of the character, institutions, resources, and prospects of America, should fail to peruse Miss Martineau's volumes" (Eclectic Review, quoted in Sabin 44940). Howes M-348.

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        GRAZ: PLAN DER KAISERLICH KÖNIGLIECHEN PROVINZIAL-HAUPTSTADT GRATZ SAMT IHREN UMGEBUNGEN IN HERZOGTHUME STEYERMARK.

      Vienna: Lithogr. Rumpold - Jos. Fr. Kaiser, . 1838 - Lithograph (restored folds slightly age-toned with tiny repaired holes and tears, small tears in margins) 48,5 x 58 cm (19 x 22.8 inches). A very rare separately published early lithographed map shows Graz in Styria, Austria, and its surroundings. The map was made by an Austrian map maker Joseph Franz Kaiser (1786–1863?), wo was experimenting with early lithographs. He was also an author of very rare folding globes. The map shows Graz in 1838, in the time of its quick industrial evolution, when numerous new factories were built. The lithographer Rumpold was a printer and lithographer, based in Vienna, who was experimenting with different printing techniques. Very rare - no known examples on the market or in the institutions. One example from 1825 in the University Library of Prague. This 1838 edition of the map is slighty different of the 1825 edition. Added were some new names of the factories, which developped in the previous 13 years.

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        The History of the Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire. A New Edition in Eight Volumes

      London: T. Cadell; Longman, Orme, Brown, Green, and Longmans; et al, 1838. New ediiton, 1838. Eight handsomely bound volumes in full smooth tan calf leather with dual mahogany brown spine labels, slightly raised spien bands, gilt decorated compartments, marbled edges and endpapers, about 8.75" tall, frontis portrait in volume I, large folding maps in volumes I and II. Some light expected shelfwear, mainly edge rubbing and some scuffing and spotting to the covers, firm bindings, clean pages with some scholarly pencil notes in margins, gift notation from 1904 on preliminary blank of first volume.. Hard Cover. Very Good. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.

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        The History of the Decline and Fall

      London - T Cadell et al., 1838 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. Edward Gibbon's famed historical work. Complete in eight volumes. A New Edition. Frontispiece and three folding plates to the first volume. Edward Gibbon was an English historian, writer andmember of Parliament. This historical work is the most popular and important of all his writings. The work traces the trajectory of Western civilisation from the height of the Roman Empire to the fall of Byzantium. This work is often referred to as the first 'Modern History of Ancient Rome'. Condition: In uniform calf bindings with gilt stamping to the spines and board edges. Externally, sound with slight rubbing to the joints and spines. Loss to the extremities to several volumes. Front board to volume I is particularly rubbed with some loss. Loss to the bottom spine label of volume III. Loss to top spine label of volume III. Front joint to volume I is cracked with the joints starting but firm. Front hinge to volume I is starting but firm. Front hinge to volume II is slightly strained but firm. Evidence of removal of bookplates to the front pastedown of all volumes. Internally, all volumes arefirmly bound. Pages are bright withspotting to the first and last few pages and the odd spots throughout. Overall: VERY GOOD..

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        Tl.1:] Panorama der Donau von Regensburg bis Linz in Vogelperspective. Zeichnung von Ludwig Capeller. Stahlstich und Vignetten von H. Hummitzsch. [Und] [Tl. 2:] Panorama der Donau von Linz bis Wien, gezeichnet in Vogelperspective von K[arl] A. Edlen von Lilienbrunn. Stahlstich und Vignetten von H. Hummitzsch. [Und] KOCH, Matthias. Die Donaureise von Linz bis Wien. Eine umfassende Darstellung aller auf dieser Route enthaltenen Merkwürdigkeiten in historischer, topographischer und artistischer Beziehung, nebst einer ausführlichen Beschreibung des Sehenswerten in der Haupt- und Residenzstadt Wien. [Textband].

      Quer-4. Gest. Tit. u. 16 gest. Bll. (in Leporellofaltung, Gesamtgr. ca. 30 x 288 cm) gest. Tit., 13 gest. Bll. (in Leporellofalt., Gesamtgr. ca. 30 x 252 cm) m. 2 Allongen (am Anfang und am Ende) u. IV, 90 u. 79(5) S. Bedruckter, brauner OHalbleinenbd. u. bedruckter, grüner OPappband. sowie gelbe OBrosch. (Textbd.). Einbde. angestaubt u. an den Rü. u. Ecken (m. tlw. restaur.) Läsuren, Karte nahezu durchgehend stockfl., Tl.2 darüber hinaus durchgeh. stärker gebräunt. Vgl. Nebehay-Wagner 271 (hier Tl.2 datiert 1838). Die ersten beide Teile eines dreiteilgen Panoramas des Donaulaufs von Regensburg bis Pesth (ohne Tl.3 von Wien bis Pesth). Sehr detailgetreu gezeichnet und durchgehhend unter Angabe der Ortschaften. An den Rändern mit zusammen 54 kleinen Ansichten und 4 kleinen Statdtplänen (von Regensburg, Passau, Wien u. Linz) in Stahlstich. - Die Ansichten u.a. von Kreuzenstein, Nussdorf, Greifenstein, Klosterneuburg, Dreikönigskapelle in Tulln, Stein, Dürrenstein, Ruine Agstein, Melk, Regensburg, Straubing, Vilshofen, Linz. Der Textband mit umfangreichem Orts- und Sachregister. Verfasst von dem österr. Publizisten und Schriftsteller Matthias Koch (1798- 877) war 1830-35 Kabinettssekretär des Erzherzogs Maximilian von Österreich-Este, wirkte anschließend als Privatbibliothekar der Erzherzogin Beatrix und widmete sich nach seiner frühen Pensionierung einer Tätigkeit als freier Schriftsteller. Er bekämpfte 1848 die Revolution vehement mit Zeitungsartikeln, Flugschriften und Plakaten. (vgl. dazu ÖBL 4, S. 19f.).

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        A VOYAGE ROUND THE WORLD; INCLUDING AN EMBASSY TO MUSCAT AND SIAM IN 1835, 1836 AND 1837

      Philadelphia: Carey, Lea & Blanchard, 1838. First edition. 8vo, later brown imitation leather; spine with five raised bands; black leather lettering piece, gilt. 559, (1) pages, plus advertising leaves. Some foxing and browning, as generally seen in this title; very good. Quoted extensively in Q. David Bowers's The Rare Silver Dollars Dated 1804 and the Exciting Adventures of Edmund Roberts. Ruschenberger was a U.S. Navy surgeon who accompanied the USS Peacock, under the command of C.K. Stribling, on "an Embassy from the Government of the United States to the courts of Muscat, Siam, and Cochin-China, in the years 1835, 1836, and 1837 [embracing] Zanzibar, Arabia, Hindoostan, Ceylon, Java, Siam, Cochin-China, China, the Bonin Islands, the Sandwich Islands, the Californias, Mexico, &c." Of numismatic importance due to the presentation of sets of United States coins by diplomat Edmund Roberts to Said bin Sultan al-Said, Sultan of Muscat and Oman, and King Rama III of Siam. The facts behind these presentations were largely forgotten until the Siam set surfaced in 1962 at the ANA Convention. The distribution of these sets are mentioned in Ruschenberger's book, though he does not mention the odd presence of 1804-dated coins among the 1834-dated pieces constituting most of the set. On page 91, he writes, "It is a universal custom, amongst the nations of Asia, to make gifts to each other on all occasions of friendly intercourse; and, in negotiating treaties, the nature and value of the presents is always a point of grave consideration between the contracting agents. In conformity with this usage, a variety of articles was presented to the Sultan by the United States, amongst which were a sword and altagan, with gold scabbards, and mountings, Tanner's map of the United States, an American flag, a set of American coins, several rifles, a number of cut glass lamps, a quantity of American nankin, known as Forsyth's nankin. &c. &c." The 1804 dollar in this set was that offered as part of the Pogue collection last year. On pages 343-344, Ruschenberger discussed the Siam gift in similar terms. Besides the two diplomatic gift sets, Ruschenberger appears to have had an above-average interest in coins, regularly discussing the coinage of the various places he visits and discussing older coins on occasion. Very interesting, and rather scarce. Howes 514a.

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