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        LETTERS ON PARAGUAY: Comprising an Account of a four year's residence in that Republic, under the Government of the Dictator Francia; [with] Francia's Reign of Terror, Sequel to Letters on Paraguay.

      London, John Murray, 1838.. FIRST EDITIONS 1838-1839, 3 volumes, complete set, the first part occupies the first 2 volumes, the first edition of Volume III appeared in 1839. 8vo, approximately 190 x 120 mm, 7½ x 4½ inches, engraved frontispiece portrait of Francia, folding hand coloured map of Paraguay in Volume I, engraved frontispiece to Volume II, pages: xxvii, (1), 359; x, 342; xvi, 400, no half-titles, uniformly bound in 19th century half calf over marbled sides, gilt ruled raised bands, gilt decoration in 3 compartments, contrasting gilt lettered morocco labels, edges and endpapers marbled. Marbled paper slightly rubbed, light browning offset onto title pages from frontispieces, very light foxing to margins of map which also has 1 slight misfold, occasional light foxing, slightly heavy on last few pages of Volume I. Otherwise a very good sturdy attractive set. Joseph Sabin, A Dictionary of Books Relating to America, 71963; Borba de Moraes, Bibliographia Brasiliana, Volume II, page 210. MORE IMAGES ATTACHED TO THIS LISTING, ALL ZOOMABLE, FURTHER IMAGES ON REQUEST. POSTAGE AT COST.

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        Winter Studies and Summer Rambles in Canada - First Edition: Volume III of III (only)

      London: Saunders and Otley. Hardcover. 356 pages plus advertisements. Marbled boards. Unmarked. Binding cracked at Table of Contents. Lettering upon spine worn but legible. Significant but not excessive externall wear. . Fair. 1838. First Edition.

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        REPORT OF THE COMMITTEE APPOINTED BY THE CITIZENS OF CINCINNATI, APRIL 26, 1838, TO ENQUIRE INTO THE CAUSES OF THE EXPLOSION OF THE MOSELLE, AND TO SUGGEST SUCH PREVENTIVE MEASURES AS MAY BE BEST CALCULATED TO GUARD HEREAFTER AGAINST SUCH OCCURRENCES.

      Published by Alexander Flash. Looker & Ramsay, Printers,, Cincinnati: 1838 - [2], 76 pp, with frontis illustration of the safety device "Proposed by Dr. Locke", a "New Spring Manometer." Bookplate of Cincinnati native Charles Theodore Greve on blank portion of the title page's verso. Bound in modern paper over boards. Very Good. "The Moselle was a new boat, plying between Cincinnati and St. Louis. On Wednesday, April 25th, 1838, immediately on leaving Cincinnati, her boilers, four in number, exploded, killing one hundred and fifty persons" [Thomson]. Built in Cincinnati, the 'Moselle' completed construction at the end of March 1838. Its first trip, Cincinnati to St. Louis, occurred on April 1. Its schedule rendered it one of the fastest steamers in use. A Cincinnati Committee appointed Dr. John Locke to figure out how things had gone wrong. This document prints "a vivid eyewitness account" [Eberstadt] and Locke's Report-- with text illustrations and much scientific discussion-- on the causes, including faulty construction.Thomson [Ohio] 291. 168 Eberstadt 516. Morgan 3388. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        A Complete Concordance to the Holy Scriptures of the Old and New Testament, or a dictionary adn alphabetical index to the bible. In two parts.

      Longman, London 1838 - Pp. 1042. Contemporary full diced calf, gilt. Inscription by Elizabeth Fry dated 1839. ¿William and Leatham and Priscilla Gurney from their affectionate friends and Uncle and Aunt Joseph and Elizabeth T. H. Fry Second Month 1839¿. Elizabeth Fry nee Gurney was a prison reformer, social reformer, a quaker and a philanthropist. The connection with her family is clear and on our research the signatures match. Thus a rare inscribed copy. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Beggar's Opera, Act III, a plate from The Works of William Hogarth from the Original Plates restored by James Heath, &c

      London: Baldwin and Cradock, circa 1838. Engraving on thick woven paper. 15 3/4 inches x 21 inches. Some foxing.

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        Congrès de Vérone. Guerre d'Espagne. Négociations: Colonies espagnoles.

      Paris/Leipzig, Delloye/Brockhaus et Avenarius 1838 - 2 volumes in-8, demi veau, dos à 4 nerfs orné de fleurons et de filets dorés, titre doré, 488-467pp. Edition originale. Petites épidermures au dos des deux volumes, coins légèrement émoussés, dos légèrement passé, quelques pages jaunies Texte dont l'importance a fini par apparaître car c'est une partie non négligeable des "Mémoires d'Outre tombe" selon Clouzot. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Cahier d'Ecriture et de dessin linéaire. Dédié au cher F[rè]re Aphrodise D[oc]teur de la Communauté par les Elèves de la 6ème Classe de Carcassonne l'an 1838.

      Carcassonne, 1838. Folio (409 x 267 mm). Manuscript album, 59 leaves (one full-sheet), written on rectos, in 2 parts: Part 1, foliated 1-16 18-33 35-49 [1] 50-60 ff., with calligraphic exercises and drawings, on thin wove paper watermarked J Whatman or Canson 1828; Part 2, unfoliated, [29] leaves including one full-sheet, of geometrical, architectural, botanical and entomological drawings, on thick wove paper. Text in brown ink, drawings in brown or black ink with occasional colored inks, graphite or gray ink in part 2; the artist-calligrapher responsible (or pair of artists) identified in lower right corner of each sheet, apparently in the same hand throughout. Some showthrough and a few perforations from acidic ink (the cause, apparently, of the loss of a small roundel in title border), short marginal tears to f. 40 in part 1 and [19] in part 2. Contemporary half sheep, sides covered with onlaid brown patterned paper within gilt roll-tooled outer border, spine gilt-lettered "Cours d'Instr[uction]," lozenge-shaped gold-stamped red paper label on lower cover "Ecole Chrétienne," corresponding label lost from upper cover, comb-marbled endpapers (rubbed, edges scuffed). *** A remarkable, highly finished manuscript album, composed by a group of pupils for their teacher, containing a variety of accomplished calligraphic and ornamental exercises as well as architectural and botanical drawings. The sub-title states that this Cahier was "dedicated to dear Fr. Aphrodise, Doctor of the Community, by the pupils of the 6th class at Carcassonne in the year 1838" (Dédié au cher F[rè]re Aphrodise D[oc]teur de la Communauté par les Elèves de la 6ème Classe de Carcassone l'an 1838.) The French "Sixième" is the equivalent of American fifth or sixth grade, the children being around 11; this does not seem to have changed since the nineteenth century. It is, to say the least, hard to square these sophisticated designs with the capabilities of pre-pubescent males. Fourteen boys contributed to the album; while five boys supplied one sheet each, the rest contributed from four to seventeen sheets, including a few that are signed jointly by more than one young calligrapher. In order of first appearance, these skilled young students were named: Pascal Montagué, François Marquet, Joseph Jambé[s?], Jacques Caul, Michel Jammé (several sheets signed simply "Michel"), Germain Mouynés, Jean Jacques, Francois B., Antoine Vassal, Vincent Maury, Paul Plané[s], François Taillefer, Mathieu Arnaud, and Guillaume Fournial. Some signed with their last names first and others vice-versa; it is not always easy to tell which is which. The general title is written within an elaborate cartouche border incorporating acanthus leaves and sprigs, with four inset drawings of moths. The first part, on thinner paper, is devoted to calligraphy. The texts are props for the scripts. There are 6 leaves with one or more alphabets, and 3 leaves with texts plus alphabets, and a few nonsensical lists of place names or words related only by their calligraphic requirements (such as m's and n's: Commissionnaire Nouvellement Pauvrement désintéressement..., f. 29). But most of the texts, written largely in heavily sloping italics, are religious, moralistic, telegraphically aphoristic, or factual, containing elegant descriptions of animals (usually but not always depicted in the accompanying calligraphic drawings), or of French cities or provinces. F. 12 contains a reflection on writing itself, "Eloge de l'Ecriture." Twenty examples incorporate exuberant calligraphic drawings, nearly all of animals: a peacock, eagles, doves, a stork catching a fish, ducks among reeds surprised by a dog, a lion, a horse, fish, and a hissing dragon facing another fantastical beast. Twenty other sheets use non-calligraphic botanical or floral wreaths or borders, beautifully executed. In a tour de force of calligraphy, on f. 19 Germain Mouynés wrote out the Lord's Prayer in Latin in 17 different "display" characters, copiously flourished and illustrated with small inset drawings of the Eye of Providence, the holy dove, cherub's heads, and an inset scene of Eden (without its human protagonists). The second part displays "linear designs," mainly geometrical and architectural, including a couple of facades, and some monumental vases, all with fine calligraphic captions. The last seven leaves contain naturalistic drawings by Mathieu Arnaud, of which six of flowers and plants, several to a page, the last two being a large tulip shown with and without shading, and a lily complete with its roots, flanked by two smaller flowers. The final drawing shows beetles, moths, centipedes, a grasshopper, a chrysalis, bees, a ladybug, and other bugs. Arnaud and Pascal Montagué were responsible for all but one of the drawings in the second part (the exception was by Guillaume Fournial, his only contribution),

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        Flora and Sylva. A monthly review for lovers of garden, woodland, tree or flower new and rare plants, trees, shrubs, and fruits, (in 3 Bänden)

      Mit zahlreichen lithographierten Tafeln, 1 Bl., 324 Seiten 1 Bl., 392 Seiten 1 Bl., 360 Seiten, 4, blauer OPp mit Kopfgoldchnitt Schönes unbeschnittenes Exemplar. Erste Ausgabe der schönen Pflanzenmonographie. Herausgegeben von dem irischen Schriftsteller und Gärtner William Robinson (1838-1935), der seine Vorstellung eines ursprünglichen, natürlichen und wilden Gartens in zahlreichen Schriften propagierte

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        Catalogue général des livres composant les Bibliothèques du Département de la Marine et des Colonies

      1838 - cinq tomes en 4 volumes grand Paris, Imprimerie Royale, 1838-1842, , cinq tomes en 4 volumes grand in-8, demi-basane fauve, dos lisses, pièces de titre et de tomaison noires, Rare catalogue, complet de ses cinq tomes, rédigé par Levot et Solvet sous la direction de Bajot, qui mit à contribution plusieurs bibliothèques parisiennes (Hôtel du Ministère de la Marine, Dépôt général des cartes et plans), portuaires (Cherbourg, Brest, Lorient, Rochefort et Toulon) et des colonies les plus éloignées (Martinique, Guadeloupe, Guyane, Sénégal, Saint-Denis la Réunion et Pondichéry). Il se compose de quatre tomes comprenant plus de 17000 numéros réunis, sous forme de tableaux, par catégorie d'ouvrage (théologie, législation et administration, sciences et arts, géographie et voyages, histoire et belles lettres), et d'un cinquième volume de table, ici relié à la suite du tome IV. Exemplaire provenant de la bibliothèque de la Congrégation de la Mission de Paris, avec cachets et étiquettes ex-libris. Bon exemplaire. Charnières un peu frottées. Polak, n° 333. Brunet VI, 31451. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Armamentarium Chirurgicum, oder möglichst vollständige Sammlung von Abbildungen und Beschreibung chirurgischer Instrumente älterer und neuerer Zeit. Herausgegeben von Dr. A.W.H. Seerig ... Mit 145 lithographirten Tafeln.

      Breslau, Verlag von A. Gosohorsky, 1838. ____ Première édition. L'atlas est un impressionant recueil de tous les instruments de chirurgie anciens et modernes. Il comprend 145 planches de très grand format (45 x 56 cm) en lithographie. Des rousseurs, surtout sur les volumes de texte, mais bon exemplaire. *-------* First edition. A very elaborate historical and graphic illustrations of surgical instruments of all kind and dates. "Armamentarium chirurgicum, or as complete as possible collection of illustrations and descriptions of surgical instruments from ancient and modern times." It is illustred by an impressive and very large atlas of 145 plates in lithographs. Albert Wilhelm Hermann Seerig (1797-1862 in ) was a surgeon and anatomist and professor of surgery at the University of Königsberg. Some foxing, mostly on text volumes, but a very good copy. 2 volumes in-8 et un volume in-plano. Collation : (4), 671 pp. , (3), p. 672-1260, 206, (4) pp. Demi-basane brune, dos orné. (Reliure de l'époque.).

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        MANUALE FORESTALE COMPILATO PER DISPOSIZIONE DI S.E. IL MINISTRO SEGRETARIO DI STATO DELLE FINANZE SOLA EDIZIONE AUTENTICA

      TIPOGRAFIA FLAUTINA, NAPOLI 1838 - ITALIANO Pagine con fioritura ed alcune gore rimanendo comunque in buono stato di conservazione, a fine volume tavola alfabetica delle materie contenute nel manuale, all'interno del volume tabelle tariffe ripiegate, coperta rigida con piatti marmorizzati, scoloriti ed usurati ai bordi, dorso in pelle marrone con titoli e cornici d'oro e con piccole abrasioni

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        EVIDENCE FROM SCRIPTURE AND HISTORY OF THE SECOND COMING OF CHRIST, ABOUT THE YEAR 1843; EXHIBITED IN A COURSE OF LECTURES

      Troy, NY: Gates, 1838. 2nd. 280pp. Orig muslin backed boards, small piece of printed paper label on spine missing. Nichol p. 542. One of the great works of the day. Miller began to lecture in 1831 and carried on a vigorous propaganda. At the height of his popularity in 1844, he had 50,000 followers. When the last day of the predicted year passed, Miller predicted the Lord would return on October 22nd 1844. When the day came and went without a second coming, Miller and his Adventists began to disintegrate. A separate sect was formed to continue the prophecy. Shaw 40 - 4654. Sabin 49075. All editions of this work are scarce. No copies on the internet or at auction.

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        Autograph letter signed ("MvSchwind"). Munich, 2. I. 1838.

      1838. 4to. 1 p. To an unnamed recipient on producing woodcuts and copperplates. - On stationery with embossed monogram; centerfold almost torn.

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        Deutsche Dichtungen mit Randzeichnungen Deutscher Künstler. Herausgegeben von der Verlagshandlung Julius Buddeus. (2 Bände in 1 Bd.).

      4. 30 (1) Bll. 30 (1) Bll. Enthält insgesamt 60 ganzseitige Radierungen mit eingedrucktem Text. Roter Lederband der Zeit mit Deckelgoldpräg. und Blindpräg., Kanten u. Rücken berieben, dieser mit 2 cm hoher Fehlstelle am oberen Kap., innen gutes, nahezu fleckenfreies Exemplar. Adels-Exlibris. Erste Ausgabe.- Rümann 1207. Rümann, 19. Jhdt., S. 281.- Der Düsseldorfer Malerdichter Robert REINICK veröffentlichte 1838 die "Lieder eines Malers mit Randzeichnungen seiner Freunde", denen 1843 und 1846 die vorliegenden Bände folgten. "In diesen Veröffentlichungen vereinigte R. die ganze Düsseldorfer Künstlerschar, deren charakteristische Eigenarten man hier bequem studieren kann" (Rümann). Die romantisch-sensiglen Randzeichnungen stammen von Ludwig RICHTER, Otto SPECKTER, Moritz v. SCHWIND, Alfred RETHEL, Wilhelm CAMPHAUSEN, Adolf SCHRÖDTER u.a.

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        Retrospect of Western Travel

      London: Saunders and Otley, 1838. 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. Some pale dampstaining in vol. 1, portion of free endpaper excised in vol. 3, rebacked preserving original spines, without half-titles.

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        Vienna and the Austrians; with some Account of a Journey through Swabia, Bavaria, The Tyrol, and the Salzbourg

      London: Richard Bentley, 1838. First edition, with half-titles. Each with engraved title page dated 1837, 10 plates by Hervieu. xvi, [ii], 388; xii, 419 pp. 2 vols. 8vo. Original ribbed blue cloth, front boards with Austrian Imperial double-headed eagle in gilt. Very nice set, ffep of Vol II missing. First edition, with half-titles. Each with engraved title page dated 1837, 10 plates by Hervieu. xvi, [ii], 388; xii, 419 pp. 2 vols. 8vo. Sadleir 3247; Wolff 6836

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        TEXTS FOR EVERY DAY IN THE YEAR, principally Practical and Devotional. Selected by Elizabeth Fry.

      London, printed for Hamilton, Adams, and Co; Edmund Fry; and W. Darton and Son, Holborn Hill, circa 1838. EDITION UNKNOWN, Preface dated 1831, INSCRIBED BY ELIZABETH FRY THE PRISON REFORMER on the verso front endpaper: "Mary Bullied from Eliz. Fry 1838", very small 8vo, approximately 72 x 54 mm, 2 7/8 x 2 inches, pages: iv, (188), collation: (A)-M8, M8 is a blank with printer's name J. Masters at the foot on recto, bound in mid brown cloth with embossed pattern, "TEXTS" in gilt on upper cover, pale yellow endpapers. Very slight wrinkling to spine, ink note in 2 margins, otherwise a very good clean tight copy. Elizabeth Fry was a Quaker prison reformer who transformed the lives of countless thousands of prisoners, convicts and homeless people, and whose ideas on criminal justice are still practised today. It was Stephen Grellet, a Quaker, who turned her attention to the shocking conditions in which women prisoners and their children lived at Newgate Prison: hungry, cold, dirty, without bedding, even newborn babies without clothing. Elizabeth's first visit to the prison with baby clothes and kindness established a rapport with the women. Soon she set up the first women's prison visiting committees and went on to bring order and cleanliness to Newgate.She started the first-ever prison school which was a great success. Later she saw to it that the prisoners were given useful occupation and taught skills. Uniquely for that time, she saw the prisoners as individual human beings and understood their need for self-respect. Her ideas and practices were to be influential and effective throughout Europe and eventually the world. All this Elizabeth did not accomplish on her own; she travelled widely in Britain, Ireland and Europe and everywhere she went her extraordinary compassion, eloquence and energetic common sense galvanised others into action'. (ODNB). Not in Bondy, a copy with the same imprint as ours held by the Society of Friends Library.(Copac), others listed with different publishers and printers. MORE IMAGES ATTACHED TO THIS LISTING, ALL ZOOMABLE, FURTHER IMAGES ON REQUEST. POSTAGE AT COST.

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        Report of the Case of Rev Moses Thatcher, Vs Gen Preston Pond, For..

      1838. Dedham [Mass.]: 1838.. Dedham [Mass.]: 1838. 1838 Libel Case in Dedham, Massachusetts Due to an Accusation of Adultery [Trial]. Pond, Preston [1792-1868], Defendant. Report of the Case of Rev. Moses Thatcher, Vs. Gen Preston Pond, For Slander, In Charging Him with Committing the Crime of Adultery. Reported for the Dedham Patriot. Dedham [MA]: Dedham Patriot and Boston Times, 1838. 31 pp. Quarto (7-3/4" x 4-1/2"). Stab-stitched pamphlet in contemporary thick patterned-paper wrappers, hand-lettered title panel to front cover. Some rubbing to extremities with a bit of wear to spine ends and corners, a few minor tears to wrappers. Light browning to text, occasional light foxing, dampstains to a few leaves, two leaves have clean tears, light soiling to title page. Early annotations and signatures to title page, interior otherwise clean. $650. * Only edition. "Moses Thacher (sometimes spelled Thatcher) charged Pond with slander. Pond pleaded not guilty and alleged truth as a defense. The jury found for the plaintiff and awarded $5.00 in damages and $1.25 in costs" (Cohen). After the trial Thacher left New England and served as pastor in Wysox, Pennsylvania and in Courtland and Cayuga Counties in New York. The trials attracted a fair amount of attention; according to Cohen, it was discussed in three pamphlets. All are scarce. OCLC locates 7 copies of the Report in North American law libraries (Columbia, Harvard, Library of Congress, Social Law, University of Minnesota, University of Missouri, William and Mary). Cohen, Bibliography of Early American Law 12063.

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        Marmaduke Multiply

      Boston: Munroe and Francis, 1838. 12mo. Original printed wrappers. 71pp. Hand-colored woodcut illustrations on every page. 5 1/4 x 4 1/2 inches. Disbound; small tear to title, some old repairs. The first American edition of this often reproduced tale. Quite uncommon with OCLC locating only three copies.

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        Instructions to Young Sportsmen in All That Relates to Guns and Shooting

      London: Longman, Orme, Brown, Green and Longmans, 1838. Eighth Edition. Full Leather. Good. 8vo - over 7¾. Book. xxv + 549 pp. Eight colored plates, plus many other illustrations, in this popular treatment of shooting and hunting at the time of publication. Plates and interior clean and text block tight. Rear board starting. Front and rear boards attractively ornamented with bird and dog figures setting off corners of gilt lined panel. Morocco very bright and healthy on these boards, and dentelles inside cover bright. Marbled flypapers. Spine leather somewhat darkened and dried, with wear along tips, as well as common rubbing long joints. Overall, a good copy, and possibly better.

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        Report of the Case of Rev Moses Thatcher, Vs Gen Preston Pond, For.

      1838 - Dedham [Mass.]: 1838. 1838 Libel Case in Dedham, Massachusetts Due to an Accusation of Adultery [Trial]. Pond, Preston [1792-1868], Defendant. Report of the Case of Rev. Moses Thatcher, Vs. Gen Preston Pond, For Slander, In Charging Him with Committing the Crime of Adultery. Reported for the Dedham Patriot. Dedham [MA]: Dedham Patriot and Boston Times, 1838. 31 pp. Quarto (7-3/4" x 4-1/2"). Stab-stitched pamphlet in contemporary thick patterned-paper wrappers, hand-lettered title panel to front cover. Some rubbing to extremities with a bit of wear to spine ends and corners, a few minor tears to wrappers. Light browning to text, occasional light foxing, dampstains to a few leaves, two leaves have clean tears, light soiling to title page. Early annotations and signatures to title page, interior otherwise clean. $650. * Only edition. "Moses Thacher (sometimes spelled Thatcher) charged Pond with slander. Pond pleaded not guilty and alleged truth as a defense. The jury found for the plaintiff and awarded $5.00 in damages and $1.25 in costs" (Cohen). After the trial Thacher left New England and served as pastor in Wysox, Pennsylvania and in Courtland and Cayuga Counties in New York. The trials attracted a fair amount of attention; according to Cohen, it was discussed in three pamphlets. All are scarce. OCLC locates 7 copies of the Report in North American law libraries (Columbia, Harvard, Library of Congress, Social Law, University of Minnesota, University of Missouri, William and Mary). Cohen, Bibliography of Early American Law 12063. [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        L'Assedio di Calais Melodramma lirico in tre Atti Poesia di Salvatore Cammarano... Riduzione del Mo. L. Gervasi... Prezzo Fr. 30. Fl. 11.30.cm. [Piano-vocal score]

      Milano: Gio Ricordi [PNs 9678-9689; 9692; 9697; 9697 1/2; 9960-9961], 1838. First Edition. Scarce. Giuseppe Angeloni et al., Gaetano Donizetti, p. 178. Laterza: Il Catalogo numerico Ricordi 1857, pp. 326, 335. OCLC no. 229882955. L'assedio di Calais, to a libretto by Cammarano after Pierre Du Belloy, was first performed at the Teatro San Carlo in Naples on November 19, 1836. "In the 19th century L'assedio di Calais had no more than a single run of performances at the S Carlo between 1836 and 1840. An enterprising recording by Opera Rara in 1989 opened the public's eyes to the work's many merits. Originally designed by Donizetti as a passport to the Paris Opéra, it contains an integral divertissement (in which however only two of the four dances are Donizetti's). This was then an unusual feature as almost all Italian operas of the period were performed as double bills along with full-length ballets. The first two acts of L'assedio contain some excellent ensembles, particularly the prayer at the close of Act 2 ('O sacro polve'), sung as the hostages leave the city hall." William Ashbrook in Grove Music Online.. Oblong folio. Sewn. 1f. (recto title, verso blank), 1f. (recto named cast list, verso table of contents with plate and page numbers), 235, [i] (blank) pp. Engraved. Uncut. Named cast includes Federico Lablache, Tucci, Gianni, Barroilhet, Almerinda Manzocchi, Barili, Cimino, Freni, Bevalden, and Giuseppe Benedetti. Contains 17 numbers in total, each with separate title, imprint, price, and pagination. Disbound; remnants of publisher's wrappers to spine. Some minor soiling to blank margins; occasional very small stains and creases. A very attractive, crisp, wide-margined copy overall, printed on fine laid paper.

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

      1838 - 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 to spine, endpapers renewed, 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. * 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. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Texas

      Boston 1838 - Importante mappa del Texas tratta dall'opera Piccole ossidazioni, in buone condizioni. An early ad important map of Texas published in "An Illustrated Atlas, Geographical, Statistical, And Historical, Of The United States And The Adjacent Countries" by By T.G. Bradford. The maps are engraved by G.W. Boynton, except for Mississippi, which is engraved by S. Stiles, Sherman and Smith. Some foxing, otherwise good conditions. Dimensioni 340 420mm

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        Descrizione itineraria di Roma

      presso M. Perego Salvioni, 1838. 8vo (cm. 22,2), 4 cc.nn., 188 pp. Legatura coeva in mz. pelle con fili, fregi e titolo oro al ds. (lievi segni d’usura). Alcune fioriture altrimenti ottimo esemplare. Preziosa guida di Roma nella quale sono descritti i principali monumenti, palazzi, chiese, ville, ecc. con brevi notizie storiche ed indicazioni minuziose delle opere d’arte e degli autori. Il volume fu pubblicato successivamente alle ‘Cento tavole’ dello stesso Cipriani con l’intenzione di favorirne la fruizione. Rossetti, G1607.

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        Researches in Assyria, Babylonia, and Chaldea;

      London: John W. Parker,, 1838. forming Part of the Labours of the Euphrates Expedition. Octavo. Original blue-green fine diaper cloth, title gilt to spine, panels and elaborate strapwork centre-tool to boards, cream surface-paper endpapers. Tinted lithographic frontispiece, steel-engraved title-page vignette and 4 further similar vignettes, 3 extensive folding hand-coloured geological sections at the rear. A little rubbed, spine sunned, corners bumped and slight string-notches to fore-edges of boards, small patch at fore-edge of front board rubbed through, some foxing to frontispiece, largely on verso, light browning, but overall a very good copy, hinges tight and text and plates clean. First edition. "Ainsworth was one of the founding members of the Royal Geographical Society. In 1835 he was appointed surgeon and geologist to the Euphrates expedition. This account of the geological work [of the expedition] is dedicated to Francis Chesney head of the expedition. Ainsworth produced this work very quickly, long before Chesney's own account had appeared" (Atabey). The expedition was intended to "examine the feasibility of opening up the Mesopotamian rivers to steam navigation as a new route to India, as well as asserting British political presence in the area, promoting British commercial ties, and gathering scientific and archaeological data" (ODNB). Ainsworth contributed "geological sections across northern Syria and the Taurus Mountains, discovered several deposits of commercially important minerals in Mesopotamia and Anatolia, and explored a substantial part of south-east Persia".

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        Bogotá in 1836–7. Being a narrative of an expedition to the capital of New-Grenada, and a residence there of eleven months.

      New York: Pr. for the author by Harper & Bros., 1838. 8vo (cm). viii, [13]–312, [2] pp. First edition of this travel account, in which Steuart describes his journey from New York to Bogotá and Carthagena. The author, who opens by debunking "Extravagant Ideas prevalent regarding South America" (p. 13), is highly critical of the local virtue, temperament, religious observances, apparel, and cuisine (complaining particularly of excessive cumin and garlic), reserving his praise primarily for the excellent chocolate. In his concluding remarks, he expresses much pessimism regarding any possibility of successful international commerce with the South American states.    Binding: Publisher's ribbon-embossed green floral-patterned cloth of Krupp's style Ft6.         American Imprints 53109; Palau 322394; Sabin 91388. Not in Smith, American Travellers Abroad. On the binding, see: Krupp, Bookcloth in England & America, 1823–50, p., 66. Publisher's green floral-patterned cloth, spine with printed paper label; corners and spine foot rubbed, spine head pulled, paper label darkened with edges chipped. Front free endpaper with pencilled ownership inscription; occasional pencilled annotations and marks of emphasis. Light to moderate foxing.

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        Eigenh. Brief mit U. O. O., 13. VII. 1838.

      1838. 2 SS. 4to. auf gefalt. Doppelblatt. In französischer Sprache an einen namentlich nicht genannten Adressaten. "[...] on ne peut contester qu'il n'y ait la une haute et droite intelligence qui invente et suivit admirablent les idées un point ou elles unissent la théorie et la pratique. Cet a dire un Esprit organisateur [...]".

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        Researches in Assyria, Babylonia, and Chaldea; forming Part of the Labours of the Euphrates Expedition.

      London: John W. Parker, 1838 - Octavo. Original blue-green fine diaper cloth, title gilt to spine, panels and elaborate strapwork centre-tool to boards, cream surface-paper endpapers. A little rubbed, spine sunned, corners bumped and slight string-notches to fore-edges of boards, small patch at fore-edge of front board rubbed through, some foxing to frontispiece, largely on verso, light browning, but overall a very good copy, hinges tight and text and plates clean. Tinted lithographic frontispiece, steel-engraved title-page vignette and 4 further similar vignettes, 3 extensive folding hand-coloured geological sections at the rear. First edition. "Ainsworth was one of the founding members of the Royal Geographical Society. In 1835 he was appointed surgeon and geologist to the Euphrates expedition. This account of the geological work [of the expedition] is dedicated to Francis Chesney head of the expedition. Ainsworth produced this work very quickly, long before Chesney's own account had appeared" (Atabey). The expedition was intended to "examine the feasibility of opening up the Mesopotamian rivers to steam navigation as a new route to India, as well as asserting British political presence in the area, promoting British commercial ties, and gathering scientific and archaeological data" (ODNB). Ainsworth contributed "geological sections across northern Syria and the Taurus Mountains, discovered several deposits of commercially important minerals in Mesopotamia and Anatolia, and explored a substantial part of south-east Persia". Atabey 10; Howgego II, C26; not in Blackmer, Weber or Wilson. [Attributes: First Edition]

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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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        L'Assedio di Calais Melodramma lirico in tre Atti Poesia di Salvatore Cammarano... Riduzione del Mo. L. Gervasi... Prezzo Fr. 30. Fl. 11.30.cm. [Piano-vocal score]

      Milano: Gio Ricordi [PNs 9678-9689; 9692; 9697; 9697 1/2; 9960-9961], 1838. First Edition. Scarce. Giuseppe Angeloni et al., Gaetano Donizetti, p. 178. Laterza: Il Catalogo numerico Ricordi 1857, pp. 326, 335. OCLC no. 229882955. L'assedio di Calais, to a libretto by Cammarano after Pierre Du Belloy, was first performed at the Teatro San Carlo in Naples on November 19, 1836. "In the 19th century L'assedio di Calais had no more than a single run of performances at the S Carlo between 1836 and 1840. An enterprising recording by Opera Rara in 1989 opened the public's eyes to the work's many merits. Originally designed by Donizetti as a passport to the Paris Opéra, it contains an integral divertissement (in which however only two of the four dances are Donizetti's). This was then an unusual feature as almost all Italian operas of the period were performed as double bills along with full-length ballets. The first two acts of L'assedio contain some excellent ensembles, particularly the prayer at the close of Act 2 (?O sacro polve'), sung as the hostages leave the city hall." William Ashbrook in Grove Music Online.. Oblong folio. Sewn. 1f. (recto title, verso blank), 1f. (recto named cast list, verso table of contents with plate and page numbers), 235, [i] (blank) pp. Engraved. Uncut. Named cast includes Federico Lablache, Tucci, Gianni, Barroilhet, Almerinda Manzocchi, Barili, Cimino, Freni, Bevalden, and Giuseppe Benedetti. Contains 17 numbers in total, each with separate title, imprint, price, and pagination. Disbound; remnants of publisher's wrappers to spine. Some minor soiling to blank margins; occasional very small stains and creases. A very attractive, crisp, wide-margined copy overall, printed on fine laid paper.

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        NÜRNBERG. "Nürnberg von der Ostseite". Gesamtansicht mit hübscher Staffage.

      - Altkol. Stahlstich von Conrad Wießner bei C. Mayer, Nürnberg, 1838, 29 x 44 cm. Erschienen als Jahresgabe des Albrecht Dürer Vereins. - Außerordentlich fein gestochene Ansicht in harmonischem Altkolorit. Ränder mit wenigen hinterlegten Einrissen, teils gering gebräunt. Gerahmt.

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        Eigenh. Brief mit U. O. O., 1838.

      1838. 1 S. auf gefalt. Doppelblatt. 8vo. An M. Schlesinger in Paris: "Ich bin nicht wenig in Verlegenheit Ihren Robert noch unter meinen Noten zu finden. Bitte, bitte sehr um Verzeihung! Meine Krankheit ist allein die Ursache, die mich auf das Zurücksenden vergessen ließ [...]". - Die in Wien geborene Sopranistin ehelichte 1841 den Verfasser des 'Lebens Jesu', David Friedrich Strauß, den "umstrittensten Theologen seiner Zeit" (DBE) und nahm im Jahr darauf ihren Abschied von der Bühne. Die Ehe der Sängerin, die neben Anna Pauline Milder-Hauptmann, Wilhelmine Schröder-Devrient und Jenny Lind zu den "bedeutenden Sopranistinnen des 19. Jahrhunderts" (MGG XII, 925) zählt, wurde geschieden; sie selbst veröffentlichte ihre Erinnerungen ('Aus dem Leben einer Künstlerin', 1857) und eine Anleitung zur Bühnendarstellung ('Rede und Gebärde', 1862). Vgl. DBE sowie DBA I 1091, 333-350 und II 1134, 165-166.

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        Voyages de Gulliver dans des contrées lointaines -

      Furne et Cie, H. Fournier ainé 1838 -, Paris - 2 tomes. In-8. Tome 1: 279 pp. Tome 2: 319 pp. Reliure demi-maroquin bordeaux à grains longs à coins soulignés d'un filet doré. Dos lisse à décor romantique doré. Toutes tranches dorées. Couvertures conservées. Reliure signée Alfred FAREZ. Illustré de 8 planches hors texte par GRANDVILLE dont le frontispice sur papier de Chine et de 450 vignettes gravées sur bois dans le texte. Petit décollement sur le bas du tome II. Ensemble très élégant. Exemplaire de toute première fraicheur avec le premier tirages des bois de GRANDVILLE. Cette traduction est accompagnée d'une Notice biographique et littéraire sur Jonathan Swift par Walter Scott. Ex-libris de "A. Villet". [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Notes d'un voyage en Auvergne

      Paris, Fournier 1838 - Livre Édition originale bien complète de la planche dépliante, dans une très élégante reliure de David. 1 volume in-8° 1/2 maroquin tabac à coins, tête dorée. [Attributes: First Edition]

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        DANIELL CELL: "Fifth Letter on Voltaic Combinations, with Some Account of the Effects of a Large Constant Battery" & "On the Electrolysis of Secondary Compounds" (Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society of London, Vol. 129 for the Year 1839 Part I & Part II, pp. 89-95, 97-112)

      London: Royal Society of London, 1838. First Edition. Hardcover. Very Good. Also contains Faraday's "Experimental Researches in Electricity -- Fifteenth Series" (pp. 1-12). iv, [5], [1]-12, [1]-438, [8] pp. 4to. Library binding, tan leather spine with gold embossed titling. Interiors clean, ex-library stamp on title page, and occurring sporadically within. Numerous folding plates that illustrate articles. Pages were trimmed slightly when rebound.

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        BOWMAN'S CAPSULE: "On the Structure and Use of the Malpighian Bodies of the Kidney, With Observations on the Circulation Through That Gland" (Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society of London, Vol. 132 for the Year 1842 Part I & Part II, pp. 57-80)

      London: Royal Society of London, 1838. First Edition. Hardcover. Very Good. William Bowman (1816-1892) won the Royal Society of London's Royal Medal for this paper detailing his discovery of a key component of the nephron, now known as "Bowman's Capsule" which is the first step in the kidney's filtration of blood in the process that results in urine. Also contains J. Frederic Daniell's: "Sixth Letter on Voltaic Combinations" (pp. 137-155). viii, [1], [1]-312, 16, [8] pp. 4to. Library binding, tan leather spine with gold embossed titling. Interiors clean, ex-library stamp on title page, and occurring sporadically within. Numerous folding plates that illustrate articles. Pages were trimmed slightly when rebound.

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        DANIELL CELL: "Sixth Letter on Voltaic Combinations" (Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society of London, Vol. 132 for the Year 1842 Part I & Part II, pp. 137-155)

      London: Royal Society of London, 1838. First Edition. Hardcover. Very Good. Also contains William Bowman's "On the Structure and Use of the Malpighian Bodies of the Kidney, With Observations on the Circulation Through That Gland" (pp. 57-80). iv, [5], [1]-12, [1]-438, [8] pp. 4to. Library binding, tan leather spine with gold embossed titling. Interiors clean, ex-library stamp on title page, and occurring sporadically within. Numerous folding plates that illustrate articles. Pages were trimmed slightly when rebound.

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        "Additional Note on the Contraction of Voluntary Muscle in the Living Body" (Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society of London, Vol. 131 for the Year 1841 Part I & Part II, pp. 69-74)

      London: Royal Society of London, 1838. First Edition. Hardcover. Very Good. Also contains Gideon Algernon Mantell's: "Memoir on a portion of the lower jaw of the Iguanodon, and on the remains of the Hylæosaurus and other Saurians, discovered in the Strata of Tilgate Forest, in Sussex" (pp. 131-151). viii, [1], [1]-10, [1]-312, [12] pp. 4to. Library binding, tan leather spine with gold embossed titling. Interiors clean, ex-library stamp on title page, and occurring sporadically within. Numerous folding plates that illustrate articles. Pages were trimmed slightly when rebound.

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        \" Wanderungen durch Thüringen\"

      Verlag Wigand Leipzig ohne Jahr,ca 1838 Format Groß8° 291 S. + 30 Stahlstiche , diese frisch , dekorativ und nur mal ganz vereinzelt minimal fleckig am weißen Rand , marmorierter Halbleineneinband mit Rückenschild und hübschen goldenen Rückendruck , Erhaltung 1- // Versand D: 5,00 EUR

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