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        War Dance of the Sauks and Foxes

      F.W. Greenough, Philadelphia 1838 - Hand-coloured lithograph. Very good condition apart from some overall light soiling and several small light brown spots in the image and margins. A fine image from McKenney and Hall's 'Indian Tribes of North America': `One of the most important [works] ever published on the American Indians' (Field),` a landmark in American culture' (Horan) and an invaluable contemporary record of a vanished way of life. Based on a painting by Peter Rindisbacher, a Swiss artist who resided in the Red River Settlement established in Winnipeg by Lord Selkirk in 1811, this work depicts a war dance, possibly the Dance of the Wabana, in which its Sauk and Fox participants are chanting songs with "short, disjointed sentences, which allude to some victory." Originally from Michigan, the Sauk tribe merged with the Fox tribe in the eighteenth century and inhabited the Great Lakes region of the United States. 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. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Antediluvian Phytology, Illustrated by a Collection of the Fossil Remains of Plants, peculiar to the coal formations of Great Britain

      London: Nichols & Son, 1838. Quarto. 25 engraved plates (one double-page, numbered 1-24, plus 3 bis), by Weddell after Curtis. Publisher's green cloth, covers stamped in blindProvenance: Timothy Bigelow (bookplate)Scarce work, with among the best palaeobotanical illustrations to have been published up to that time.The title continues: "Selected for their novelty and interest, from upwards of a thousand specimens now in the possession of the author, and systematically described, with the view of facilitating the study of this important branch of geology." First published in 1825, the present 1838 issue is comprised of the same text and plates with a cancelled title.Serving as the House Steward to the Earl Fitzwilliam, between 1816 and 1821 Artis collected plant fossils on the Fitzwilliam properties in South Yorkshire. Many of the fossils were collected by Artis himself in underground mines and the result was a personal collection of between 1000 and 1500 plant fossils, many of exceptional quality. In 1825, Artis published the present book, which included among the best palaeobotanical illustrations to have been published up to that time. Some of the illustrations were based on paintings by Artis himself (among his many skills, he was an accomplished artist and sculptor) but most were by the leading natural history illustrator John Curtis. Each plate was accompanied by a clear description, comparison and analysis of the fossils.Nissen BBI 51; Stafleu & Cowan I:191.

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        Statistique de la France publiée par le Ministre des travaux publics, de l'agriculture et du commerce.

      Imprimerie Royale, Paris 1838 - In-folio de XXIV-526 pp., , demi-chagrin rouge, dos orné à nerfs (reliure moderne). Edition originale imprimée sur vergé. Commerce extérieur de la France pour la période 1821-1837 en 211 tableaux chronologiques par pays et par marchandises suivis d'une statistique rétrospective pour la période 1787-1810. Premier volume de la Statistique de la France publiée sous la direction d'Alexandre Moreau de Jonnès en 10 volumes (1838-1848). Quelques pâles rousseurs mais bel exemplaire. Coquelin & Guillaumin II, 251. [Attributes: First Edition]

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        Travels in Arabia

      London: John Murray, 1838 - 2 volumes, octavo (223 ×140 mm). Recent tan half calf, raised bands to spines, compartments decorated in gilt, black morocco label to second, marbled sides and endpapers, all edges untrimmed. Mild toning to text-block, the occasional marginal spot, plates foxed, skilful restoration along top edge of large folding route map verso. A very good copy. Lithographic frontispiece to each volume and 5 similar plates, most by Louis Haghe from drawings by the author, 5 maps including a large folding route map and 2 further folding sketch maps, tables to the text. First edition of this valuable Arabian travel account, the entire first volume of which is dedicated to the author's travels in Oman and the Persian Gulf, and includes vivid eyewitness reports of the tribes making up the ruling families of today's United Arab Emirates. Wellsted (1805-1842), a British naval officer in the Bombay Marine, was "for a considerable period" (vol. 1 p. 252) employed in the survey of the Persian Gulf begun after the siege of Ra's al-Khaymah in 1819. In 1830 he was appointed second lieutenant of the Palinurus and undertook an important survey of the Red Sea and the Gulf of 'Aqabah, described in the second volume; in 1833-4 he surveyed the southern coast of Arabia and visited Socotra, before, in 1835, being granted permission to travel in Oman, partly to undertake official reconnaissance and out of a personal desire "to investigate the manners and customs of the people of inner Oman, to locate the important towns and oases, and to investigate the topography of the country" (Marshall, "European Travellers in Oman and Southeast Arabia 1792-1850", in New Arabian Studies 2, p. 23). Travelling inland from Muscat he reached Samad, where he met Lieutenant Francis Whitelock, another Indian Navy officer. The pair criss-crossed inland Oman before local instability forced them to return to Shinas on the coast, from where Wellsted sailed back to India and Whitelock travelled overland to Sharjah. Chapters 16 and 17 of the first volume are exclusively dedicated to the Arabian shore of the Persian Gulf from Khasab to Bahrain, which Wellsted calls the "Pirate Coast". He provides an account of the emir of Sharjah, Sultan ibn Saqr Al Qasimi (d. 1866), whom he visited on a diplomatic mission in 1827, spending several days among his entourage, as well as a fascinating, lengthy description of "Tanún" of the "Beni As", namely Tahnun bin Shakhbut Al Nahyan, ruler of Abu Dhabi from 1818 to 1833: "an enterprising character, who possessed considerable power, and maintained a regular force of four hundred men, very well armed and equipped. Small as this number may appear, it was sufficient to give him considerable influence over his rivals, although the number of troops he could otherwise bring into the field was estimated at four thousand only. When the Imám [of Muscat], in 1829, undertook an expedition against the Island of Bahrein, he endeavoured, by the payment of a considerable sum of money, to secure the cooperation of Tanún; but when the hour of attack arrived, his lukewarmness was so apparent, that it is to this day believed he also received a bribe from the other side" (vol. 1 pp. 257-8). Tahnun's difficult situation among his Arab neighbours contrasts with the remarkably friendly reception given to British surveying officers (Wellsted evidently among them) who, on visiting his territory in 1828, were invited to participate in "wrestling, leaping, and other athletic exercises" (p. 259). Wellsted's book was "the fullest account of the area then published" (Burrell), and remains valued: "Wellsted was an acute observer and not blinded by prejudice or ignorance in his description of the local people. His accounts of the geography of Oman, particularly the irrigation systems and the way of life in remote mountain tracts, continue to be important as a unique description of the country at an early date" (ODNB). Burrell 861; Howgego II W20; Macro 2282; not in Abbey. [Attributes: First Edition]

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        The Seraphim, And Other Poems

      London: Saunders And Otley, 1838. 1st Edition. Hardcover. Very Good. 1st Printing Xxii, 360 Pp. Complete With The Half-Title (With Printer's Information On Verso). Three Quarter Green Morocco, Elaborate Gilt In All Compartments, Gilt Rules On Spine And Covers, Over Beige Cloth, Marbled Endpapers, Teg. Contents Fine And Crisp, No Foxing, No Marks. Modern Bookplate With Colored Parrot On Front Pastedown, Ownership Signature Of Katherine A. G. Moyers (??) On Top Of Title Page. Spine Faded To Brown, But Color Even, Gilt Bright; Joints Worn, Front Joint Beginning To Crack At Top.

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        The Koran, commonly called Al Koran of Mohammed Translated from the Original Arabic: With Explanatory Notes, Taken from the Most Approved Commentators; To which is Prefixed, A Preliminary Discourse

      London: Printed for Charles Daly, 1838. Cloth. Near Fine. 8vo; xiv, [2], 133, 471, [1]pp, with all five plates present and in superb condition: frontispiece of a folding view and plan of the Temple of Mecca; three genealogical tables (2 folding), and a folding map of Arabia and the surrounding countries. Original green cloth, the sides stamped in blind with acanthus leaf designs and borders, the spine lettered in gilt, very expertly rebacked by Fitterer. Provenance: bookplate of Standish McCleary, bearing the motto, "Faciendi Plures Libros Nullus Est Finis," to the front fly leaf. A rare survival (WorldCat lists only six copies), the contents clean and bright, the binding tight and secure with no loose or missing pages. OCLC Number: 505118764. Sale's translation, originally published in 1734, remained the most widely available English rendition for more than 200 years, and is still widely available today, with the recent release of an electronic edition for the Kindle. Sale provided numerous notes and a "Preliminary Discourse" manifesting in-depth knowledge of Eastern habits, manners, traditions, and laws. According to the ODNB, as late as 1921, "Edward Denison Ross claimed that Sale's version had not been superseded by any subsequent translation, and that his discourse still remained the best introduction in any European language to the study of Islam. More than fifty years later Sale's objectivity still guarded him from criticism in Edward Said's Orientalism (1978)." Remarkable, considering that Sale's translation was only the second English version, the first, in 1649, coming from the pen of Alexander Ross, and was not based on the original Arabic (as was Sale's), but was on a French version by André du Ryer, the French consul in Alexandria. Sale's presumed partiality to Islam made his translation controversial, but it found an "appreciative readership among the scholars and philosophers of the British and continental Enlightenment." Edward Gibbon, who knew no oriental languages, used Sale's translation and ‘preliminary discourse’ in compiling the Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire, and Voltaire owned a copy of the original 1734 edition."

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        Cuaderno Collecion de versos de Ch. A. De Witt. Colleccion of Spanish Songs. Copied by C. A. DeWitt.

      Guatemala, August, 1838. Half Calf. Very Good. 8vo. 22 by 15.5 cm. 83 pages of song lyrics, written in a very neat hand by Mr. DeWitt. In the back are four pages of a table of contents, signifying each song by its first line, as is the convention in opera. In the main part, some of the songs have titles, while many are simply referred to as "Otros". In between the songs and the table of contents are many blank leaves. Without music or musical notation, the lyrics pass as standalone poetry, as indeed lyrics often deserve to be so regarded. Love songs of course dominate. Unusual is a song to Lesbia -- was this just a name of someone? This collection strikes us as a highly unusual piece of contemporary cultural archaeology. We are not in a position to judge whether among the songs here were ones that had widespread popularity beyond Guatemala, or to what extent these are lost lyrics. Charles DeWitt (1822-1906) went to Guatemala when he was eleven with his father who had been appointed Charge d'Affairs there, and he remained until 1838. Upon his return to the states he joined the Erie & New York Railroad, was later an agent for its steamboat operation, and came to hold management positions at various companies, including American Express. Condition: rebacked. Wear to calf corners.

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        THE ANNUAL MESSAGE OF GOVERNOR GILMER, TO BOTH BRANCHES OF THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY OF THE STATE OF GEORGIA, NOVEMBER 6, 1838 [wrapper title].

      Milledgeville, Ga.: P.L. Robinson, [1838]. - [3]-18pp. Original blue printed wrappers, stitched. Minor staining and soiling. Text tanned, with a few small holes affecting only a few letters on one leaf, and with one short repaired tear. Very good. The first edition of Gilmer's 1838 state of the state address delivered to members of Georgia's House and Senate. Here, Gilmer relays his statement on the removal of the Cherokees from their tribal lands lying within the boundaries of the state of Georgia. His remarks read, in part: "I congratulate you upon the successful removal of the Cherokees from the State; that you will no longer be harassed in your legislative proceedings by the perplexing rlations which have hitherto existed between them, the United States, and Georgia; that our citizens are at last in the quiet possession of all their lands; and the State the undisputed sovereign within her own territory." Rare, with only two copies recorded in OCLC, at the University of Georgia and Columbus State University, and with a third known copy at the Library of Congress. DE RENNE II, p.459. OCLC 318815524, 646853844.

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        The history of Samuel Terry in Botany Bay

      : who died lately, leaving a princely fortune of nearly one million Sterling. With an appendix on emigration and transportation to the Australian colonies. By A.L.F. Late of New South Wales. [Extracts from "the Botany Bay Rothschild" have been given in the Times, Weekly Dispatch, Sun, Globe, Morning Advertiser, &c.].Caption title: The Botany Bay Rothschild. London : Published by J. Pattie, 4, Bridges Street, Catherine Street, Strand, 1838. Octavo, disbound, presentation copy inscibed on the title "To the Colonia Society with the Author's Compliments"; title also with early ownership inscription scratched out at top edge and an interesting early annotation in pencil, "of Youlguare", preceding the phrase "in Botany Bay"; 16 pp, lacking the frontispiece plate; very faint vertical crease, last page a little grubby, contents clean. Ferguson, 2645. Rare. A near contemporary biographical sketch relating the extraordinary story of Samuel Terry (1776?-1838), an ex-convict who amassed a fortune through buying and selling property in New South Wales after his emancipation in 1807. (See Gwyneth Dow's entry on Samuel Terry in theADB). Although the present copy lacks the frontispiece, this is most definitely an obscure pamphlet, one for which we can trace no previous sale records. Copies are recorded in five Australian collections (University of Melbourne Library; State Library of New South Wales; National Library of Australia; State Library of South Australia; Royal Geographical Society of South Australia).

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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

      Ithaca, N.Y.: Published by the author, 1838. FIRST EDITION. This early account of exploring the Pacific Northwest is complete with the oft-missing map engraved by M. M. Peabody, described by Graff as "the earliest map of the Oregon interior with a pretense to accuracy." In 1835, Presbyterian missionary Samuel Parker (1779-1886) travelled in the footsteps of Lewis and Clark to scout locations for missions that would bring Christianity to the Indian tribes of the Northwest. He left St. Louis in 1835, and joined a party from Astoria Fur Company in Council Bluffs, crossing the Black Hills and the Rocky Mountains, then proceeding along the Columbia River to Walla Walla and on to Fort Vancouver. He toured the Oregon Coast and Willamette Valley, before finally sailing to Hawaii and Tahiti before returning to Boston by Cape Horn. Along the way, he made a careful record of flora, fauna, geology, and natural history, in addition to his observations on the Indian tribes he encountered. There are tables of meteorological data, and lists of vocabulary for four Indian languages. The large folding map shows an area extending from the Dakotas to the Pacific, extending as far south as the Great Salt Lake, and north into Canada. Wagner-Camp calls it "the earliest [map] to obtain circulation which contains reliable information as to the interior of Oregon Territory.". 197 x 122 mm. (7 3/4 x 4 3/4"). 371 pp. FIRST EDITION. Publisher's brown cloth, neatly rebacked preserving original backstrip and paper label. With a woodcut plate showing basalt formations on the Columbia and A LARGE FOLDING MAP OF THE OREGON TERRITORY. Pastedowns with evidence of bookplate removal. Howes P-89; Wagner-Camp 70. Tiny tears at head and tail of rear joint, extremities a little rubbed and frayed, minor foxing, mostly marginal, map with two-inch tear at one edge, repaired on verso with tape, but a very good complete copy, with nothing approaching a fatal defect. This early account of exploring the Pacific Northwest is complete with the oft-missing map engraved by M. M. Peabody, described by Graff as "the earliest map of the Oregon interior with a pretense to accuracy." In 1835, Presbyterian missionary Samuel Parker (1779-1886) travelled in the footsteps of Lewis and Clark to scout locations for missions that would bring Christianity to the Indian tribes of the Northwest. He left St. Louis in 1835, and joined a party from Astoria Fur Company in Council Bluffs, crossing the Black Hills and the Rocky Mountains, then proceeding along the Columbia River to Walla Walla and on to Fort Vancouver. He toured the Oregon Coast and Willamette Valley, before finally sailing to Hawaii and Tahiti before returning to Boston by Cape Horn. Along the way, he made a careful record of flora, fauna, geology, and natural history, in addition to his observations on the Indian tribes he encountered. There are tables of meteorological data, and lists of vocabulary for four Indian languages. The large folding map shows an area extending from the Dakotas to the Pacific, extending as far south as the Great Salt Lake, and north into Canada. Wagner-Camp calls it "the earliest [map] to obtain circulation which contains reliable information as to the interior of Oregon Territory."

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        1838 Manuscript Music Book 174 used Pages

      This is a very nice early book of Manuscript Music, belonging to a Louisa Lister-Kaye signed and dated 1838 at the front of the book, containing 174 used pages of mostly music, with some occasional manuscript pages of song lyrics, a landscape leather bound volume measuring 12 inches by 9.5 inches approx. containing some of the most well-known scores of the day, Waltz's, Polkas, Spanish Bolero, etc, there is a full list given at rear, all the earlier pages are numbered, unfortunately some of those pages have been removed over the years, but book is generally intact, leather binding worn with some cracking to joints, binding weakened but holding, a fine collection of hand written musical scores from the early half of the nineteenth century ( five multi image pictures uploaded, please click on the listing to view ) Book is large and heavy, overseas shipping costs with be higher than the basic standard quote

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        Narrative of James Williams, an American slave [caption title]

      - [New York: American Anti-Slavery Society, 1838]. 8pp. (single sheet, folded twice). Water stain in upper and lower margins, horizontal fold. Anti-Slavery Examiner, no. 6.

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        An archive of original materials retained by Major General Henry Spencer Palmer which relate to his command of the British Expedition to observe the transit of Venus, Christchurch, New Zealand, 1874. 

      Henry Spencer Palmer was born in Bangalore, India in 1838. He was schooled in England and admitted to the Royal Military Academy, Woolwich, in January 1856. In December he was gazetted to a Lieutenant in the Royal Engineers and entered the School of Military Engineering at Chatham in January 1857. Upon recommendation from the Royal Astronomer, Palmer was given charge of the British expedition to observe the transit of Venus in New Zealand in 1874. The transit, which occurs approximately every century, was last observed by Europeans in New Zealand by those under the command of Captain James Cook as part of the Endeavour voyage. The 1874 transit would be observed by a number of parties sent by different nations, the main ones being the French, American, British and German, who established eight observatories between them on the peri-Antarctic islands. Palmer would be assisted on the voyage by a number of Royal Engineers including Leonard Darwin, son of Charles Darwin, mentioned in a number of the documents in the present archive. The British set up their observatory at Burnham, near Christchurch. 'Their principal astronomical instruments were a 15.2-cm (6-in) Simms equatorial, a transit telescope (also by Simms), a Dallmeyer photoheliograph, a small azimuth instrument and an astronomical clock. With the instruments came prefabricated equatorial, photoheliograph, transit and altazimuth huts' (Orchison). Unfortunately due to cloud cover, most of the various parties' observations were unsuccessful in recording details of the transit, however some important scientific observations were drawn from the synthesis of results from the various parties as well as permanent observatories in Melbourne and other locations. 'The 1874 transit of Venus also marked a milestone in New Zealand astronomy as it was the first time that this nation was party to a major international astronomical venture. Despite far from cooperative weather, New Zealand did play a part in pinning down the solar parallax and this in turn encouraged local and international astronomers to use New Zealand as a base for observations of the 1882 transit. In the following three decades there were important developments in New Zealand astronomy, and many of these can be traced back to the two transits of Venus.' - Orchison. Palmer would later be responsible for major engineering projects in Hong Kong and Japan. He married a Japanese woman, Uta Saito, in 1890, with whom he had a daughter. He died in Tokyo in 1893. Contents of the archive: Palmer's letters of instruction from the Admiralty Office, bound in paper wrappers with manuscript title Admiralty, which include a manuscript letter dated 18th May 1874, acknowledging Palmer's command of one of the British parties to observe the transit of Venus and his appointment as Chief Astronomer to the station at Christchurch, New Zealand. Also included are letters from the Director of Transports, Admiralty regarding the shipment of stores to New Zealand; and the Accountant-General of the Navy, regarding an advance of pay to Palmer and Darwin. Equipment inventory, manuscript (6 leaves), headed Stationery. New Zealand inscribed on first leaf 'Twenty-five pages of lists of instruments & stores supplied to the New Zealand Expedition & taken charge of by Major Palmer R. E. Compared with the Astronomer Royal's copy'. An index lists stationery, books, stores and instruments, this inventory is for the stationery and stores and is annotated with which equipment was used and which was returned. Manuscript letter, 2 pages, signed Jean Jacques Anatole Bouquet de La Grye (Chief Astronomer of the French expedition to Campbell Island), written on party letterhead (Passage de Venus sur le soleil. Mission d l'ile Campbell); [January, 1875]. Bouquet thanks Palmer for furnishing him with some of the observations relating to the transit made at the Christchurch observatory, and aks that some additional calculations be sent to his party at Auckland before they depart for San Francisco on 21 January. He explains that, although some observation of the event had been possible, the French party had experienced bad luck on the day of the transit, with the cloud cover being too thick to allow any attempt to photograph it. As a result, the French observations were to be regarded, lamentably, as incomplete. Manuscript letter, 4 pages, signed C. H. F. Peters (Chief Astronomer of the United States transit party to Queenstown) to Major Palmer, sent from Queenstown, Otago, dated Nov. 12, 1874, containing detailed plans to co-ordinate their observations of the transit. Manuscript letter, 2 pages, signed Robert L. Ellery (Victorian Government Astronomer) to Major Palmer, sent from the Melbourne Observatory, dated Nov. 5, 1874, stating the Ellery has sent Palmer the latest star lists and catalogues from Melbourne (where available) and mentioning the plans of the American party in Tasmania. Manuscript letter, 3 pages, signed Robert L. Ellery (Victorian Government Astronomer) to Major Palmer, sent from the Melbourne Observatory, dated January 26, 1875, reporting that most of the parties' observations across the Southern Hemishere were fairly unsuccessful, perhaps except for the Sydney party, which enjoyed fairer weather, and detailing the plans of the American parties. The observations made in Melbourne during the transit, which at the time had the largest telescope in the world, would be some of the most detailed recorded. Transit of Venus. December 9th, 1874. Hutt Observatory. Original drawing, signed by John Kelleher, with a clipping from the New Zealand Times, Wellington, December 12, 1874, and a small manuscript note by Palmer about the Dunedin observatory's position in relation to the Hutt Observatory. Transit of Venus Cuttings. Blank book with newspaper clippings dating from 1873 - 74 relating to the expedition, including a lengthy article signed by Palmer, presumably in acknowledgement of authorship. Manuscript notes, 2 pages, (in Palmer's hand?), dated March 1873, relating to calculations made by astronomer Richard Proctor of the duration time for the transit, based on the application of the methods of Halley and Deliste. Also included in the archive are original materials relating to Palmer's early military education and other scientific work: Project for the Demolition of Nantwich Bridge by Lieut. Palmer R.E. Manuscript, pp. [12], in secretarial column, two small diagrams, dusty. Inscribed in another hand 'Referred to Capt. Noble / H. Sandham / Col. R. Engr. / Director / 2 Dec. 1857'. An assignment project by Palmer while studying at the Royal Engineers Establishment, Chatham. Astronomical observations by Lieut. Palmer R. E. (cover title). [Chatham, U.K.? : the author, 1858]. Folio, gilt-lettered cloth (stained), pp. 32 printed lithographically (in reproduction of manuscript) on blue paper, rectos only (one double page), a series of rules for determining astronomical observations (including transits), the final page reading 'Observed lunar distances, Southampton, March 23rd 1858 (8.30 P.M.). Lithographically printed book made by Palmer while studying at the Royal Engineers Establishment, Chatham. We cannot trace another copy. Ordnance & Indian Surveys Cuttings. Exercise book, titled in manuscript on front wrapper, with newspaper cuttings from various regional newspapers, dated between 1871 and November 1873. The cuttings relate to the Ordnance Survey of Great Britain (where Palmer worked from 1864 - 1874) and the Indian Topographical Survey. The archive presented here is a valuable record of the activities of the chief scientists in command of the various expeditions sent to observe the transist of Venus in 1874 and includes original and unpublished observations and comments by the astronomers. See further : Orchiston, W. The 1874 transit of Venus: New Zealand's first foray into international astronomy. Contained in : Journal of the Royal Society of New Zealand. Volume 42, 2012 - Issue 2: The Transit of Venus, pp. 145 - 152 Provenance : Bloomsbury Auctions, London, 17th September 2015, sale 36183, lot 89.

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        Dettagli sopra la giovine Esquimaude giunta in Francia il 27 Luglio 1827 in compagnia degli Indiani-Osagi venuti dall'America e presentati a S. M. Carlo X. nel suo Palazzo Reale di S. Cloud il 15 Agosto 1827 e che Il. Sig. Paganini espone alla pubblica vista. Compendio della nascita e costumi di questa giovine Esquimaude ed altre particolarita' degne dell' osservazione del pubblico.

      [Cover title: L'Esquimade vivente.] Torino : Tipografia Eredi Bianco e Comp., 1838. Octavo, original green printed wrappers (stitching a little loose, a trifle dog-eared), woodcut frontispiece illustration of the young female Inuit, pp 16; internally clean and sound, a good copy. This scarce pamphlet - a wonderful example of the nineteenth century European public's fascination with travelling exhibitions of ethnological curiosities - gives a contemporary account of the extraordinary European tour of a young Inuit girl, Azil. Azul (although in this pamphlet her name is spelled in error, Avil) was apparently a native of Greenland, but when out hunting with her parents when a small child, found herself shipwrecked and taken in by the Osage Indians on the banks of the Missouri. She was then 'adopted' by the fur trader Captain Hunt, who took her under his wing and for the new few years travelled with him, as well as living with him in Louisiana. Together with six members of the Osage tribe, Azil was then brought to France by Captain Hunt, arriving on July 27 1827, the young girl then beginning her extensive 'tour' of Europe under the care of the Italian promoter, Signor Paganini, which lasted from 1827 until 1843. The young Eskimo was exhibited in courts, salons and scientific cabinets, and apparently also starred in a stage play in which she appeared as herself with a troupe of actors. Divided into three parts, the pamphlet provides a description of the girl, an account of how she found herself in Europe, and concludes with a paen to her "protector", Signor Paganini, a noted impresario. It is stressed in the pamphlet that the Inuit girl travelled everywhere in Europe of her own free will - that she was not part of a "human zoo", in other words. According to Francesca Bertino (see below), no statement to this effect appeared in earlier versions of the pamphlet that were printed in various languages: its inclusion in the 1838 Torino and subsequent editions must have been in response to criticism of Paganini's modus operandi. For a fuller account see, Francesca Bertino, The Exhibition of Otherness. The travels of an Eskimo and her impresario in Francy, Italy and the Hapsburg Empire (2014) OCLC locates a single copy in North American collections (Yale University Library); a copy of the 1839 Napoli edition is held in the New York Public Library.

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        Chinese Repository, Vol. VI. May 1837, to April 1838.

      Canton: For the Proprietors, 1838. viii, 608 pp. This periodical was published in Canton by Protestant missionaries, notably Elijah Coleman Bridgeman, between 1832 and 1851. These early volumes are of particular interest because they document the increasingly troubled years leading up to the First Opium War in 1839. In fact, this volume includes several letters and articles on the opium trade, including an early publication, if not the first in English, of the Chinese Edicts Against the Opium Trade that very quickly led to the war. Also, statistics of American trade, Chinese vocabularies, missionary work, social conditions, politics, the British presence, current events, the Chinese written language, and frequent reports from Rev. Peter Parker's ophthalmic hospital in Canton. This copy lacks pp. 97-105 (an article on the Dyaks of Borneo and the mission there, according to the Index). It is otherwise complete and in very good condition, bound in original cloth with worn spine label.

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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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        Picturesque Views in England and Wales. Engraved Under the Superintendence of Mr Charles Heath, With Descriptive and Historic Illustrations by H.E.Lloyd.

      London, Longman, Orme et al. 1838 - 2 volumes small folio (10 x 12 1/2ins, 260 x 320mm) contemporary dark green half morocco, marbled sides, backstrips with raised bands, gilt tools, a little rubbed. 96 steel-engraved plates. A little light foxing mostly to text, otherwise a nice set. This work may be regarded as Turner's most ambitious in black and white, intended to be 120 plates, but only 96 being completed. Turner's drawings for these were in nearly every case elaborate and highly finished, and he gave close supervision to the engraving. However the work was a failure with the public and was abandoned in 1838. (Rawlinson p.xlvii.) [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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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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        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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        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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