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        The Country Gentlemen's Architect; Containing a Variety of Designs...

      London: M. Taylor, 1838. Quarto, with 22 engraved plates (eight double-page); in the original grey boards with paper label,, with the 16pp. publisher's catalogue. A very charming, but practical, pattern-book aimed at the country gentleman who wished to construct villas which looked like farms, and for genteel farmers who wanted their farms to look like villas. Lugar includes designs for cottages, farm houses and complete farm yards and detailed plans for dairies, dog kennels, hunting stables, piggeries, poultry yards and breweries. It was the last of these which was adapted by Robert and Helenus Scott in their design for a brew house (see Broadbent, The Australian Colonial House, p. 280), the drawing for which is held by the Mitchell Library.This is a nice, unsophisticated copy of this new edition - actually a reprint of the original edition of 1807, with a new title-page. Some foxing and offsetting, but a very good, largely unopened; flyleaves cut away.

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        VIEWS OF PORTS AND HARBOURS, Watering Places, Fishing Villages, and other Picturesque Objects on the English Coast.

      London: Charles Tilt, 1838. vi, 162 pages of text. Red hardcover binding: attractive red morocco (leather spine and corners with red pebbled cloth boards. Minor rubbing to extremities; protected in archival mylar. Bound by Tout. Illustrated with 50 engraved plates [complete] including frontis and engraved title page. Measures over 29cm and might be considered a small folio by some. First few pages (including engraved title page and title page) with minor foxing, and minor toning to edges of plates. Two plates are foxed within image. Engraved by William and Edward Finden, from paintings by J.D. Harding, G. Balmer, E.W. Cooke, T. Creswick, and other eminent artists. Text edited by W. A. Chatto. Previous owner's name on front endpaper appears to be "E.H. Dorey 1931." Bookplate on front paste-down endpaper "James Steward Alltyrodyn.". First Edition. Hardcover. Very good condition. Quarto (4to).

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        Views of Ports and Harbours, Watering Places, Fishing Villages and other picturesque objects on the English Coast.

      London, Charles Tilt 1838 - 4°. VI, 161 S., 1 n.n. S. Mit gestochenem Titel, Frontispiz und 48 Stahlstichtafeln. Grüner Lederband der Zeit mit reicher Gold- und Blindprägung und Ganzgoldschnitt. Erste Ausgabe mit den romantischen Stahlstichen der Gebrüder Finden nach Vorlagen von J.D. Harding, G. Balmer, E.W. Cooke, T. Creswick u.a. Eine wesentlich erweitere Fassung erschien 1844 in zwei Bänden. - Rücken des hübschen Einbandes leicht beschabt. Mit handschriftlichem Schenkungsvermerk auf dem Vorsatz. Etwas gebräunt und stockfleckig. [Attributes: First Edition]

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        Oeuvres complètes

      New French edition Chez Charles Gosselin à Paris 1838-1841 13x21,5cm 30 tomes en 15 volumes reliés

      [Bookseller: Librairie Le Feu Follet]
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        Traité pratique des maladies vénériennes ou recherches critiques et expérimentales sur l'inoculation appliquée à l'étude de ces maladies, suivies d'un résumé thérapeutique et d'un formulaire spécial

      Paris, Just Rouvier et E. Le Bouvier, 1838. 1838, 1838, in-8, (4) et 808 pages, demi-veau bleu nuit de l'époque, dos lisse orné de d'arabesques dorées, Première édition. On doit à Philippe Ricord l'établissement des lois de la transmission de la syphilis. Avec Hunter, il fut l'une des plus grandes autorités en la matière. Élégant exemplaire conservé dans une reliure de l'époque dont le dos est orné d'un motif gravé représentant des volutes. On joint : De Welz (Robert), Deux réponses à deux lettres de M. le Docteur Ricord sur la syphilis (Würzbourg, Paul Halm, 1850, in-8 de 22 pages)

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        A Bibliographical Antiquarian and Picturesque Tour in The Northern Counties of Scotland and in England

      London: Printed by C. Richards,, 1838. 2 volumes, octavo (241 × 148 mm). Contemporary red straight-grain morocco, titles and elaborate decoration to spines separated by raised bands, panelled tooling to boards, marbled endpapers, gilt edges. With 40 full-page engraved plates and numerous illustrations within the text. Bookplate to front pastedown in each volume and auctioneer's small description pasted to front pastedown of volume 1, some mild foxing to a few leaves, spines and boards a little rubbed otherwise in excellent condition. First small paper edition. A handsome copy.

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        Miniature Book from White House Collection signed by President Franklin D. Roosevelt. The Little Classic and Chronological Companion.

      London: Printed for the Author, 1838. Book measuring 3+ 5/16 inches tall, signed "Franklin D Roosevelt The White House 1937" on the inside front cover, and a tiny bookplate on the facing endpaper upon which is printed "Library of Franklin D. Roosevelt No. 1320 (number is handwritten). Bookseller's yellow label on the corner of the inside front cover "J. Field. Bookseller, &c 65 Regents Quadrant LONDON." Bound in the original maroon cloth, which is heavily decorated with gilt stamping. The spine title reads "Maunders Little Classic." The binding is lightly to moderately soiled, with minor sunning to the spine; the inner hinges have been discreetly strengthened. All edges gilt. Minor soiling to the front endpaper, and the half title is lightly creased. Complete with half title, engraved frontis and engraved title page. Three works in one volume. I: [ii], 256 pages; II: 155 pages, [i] blank; III: 84 pages. II: Chronology and History in Miniature; Alphabetically Arranged. III: The Miniature Law Dictionary... No author listed in book; Samuel Maunder (1785-1849). Most books from FDR's library are marked "Hyde Park." It is highly uncommon to be marked "The White House". FDR is the only US President known to collect miniature books. He amassed a collection of about 750 of them, many of which were sold in two auctions in the years following his death.. Signed. Early edition. Hardcover. Very good+ condition. 48mo - over 3" - 4" tall.

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        A Review of the Trial, Conviction, and Final Imprisonment in the Common Jail of the County of Suffolk of Abner Kneeland, for the Alleged Crime of Blasphemy

      Boston: George A. Chapman, 1838. First Edition. Hardcover. Good. 12mo, 132 pp, in original plain brown cloth. Some chips in cloth at spine, front board just holding on, moderate foxing throughout. Small label "Coll. Immac. Conc. S.J." on front pastedown. A scarce account by the last man jailed in the United States for blashemy. Abner Kneeland (1774-1844) was a former Universalist minister who became a popular freethinker and reformer in the 1830s. He lectured widely and founded and edited the Boston Investigator, a weekly social-reform journal that advocated public schools, equality regardless of race or sex, a better life for working people, and the abolition of slavery and imprisonment for debt. After stating in print that he did not believe in God, Kneeland was indicted for blasphemy in 1833, under a Massachusetts law enacted in 1782. He nedured multiple trials resulting in hung juries, but was finally convicted in 1838 and--despite vocal support from Ralph Waldo Emerson, William Ellery Channing, William Lloyd Garrison, Bronson Alcott, and other leading reformers--jailed for two months. Here he offers an account of his prosecution as well as a vigorous defense of free thought. Sabin 38091.

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        Fables de La Fontaine

      - H. Fournier, Paris 1838, In-8 (15x23,5cm), 292pp. et 312pp., 2 volumes reliés. - Edizione frontespizio illustrato di una title shot Cina e 240 in legno inserto da Grandville. Leganti metà lutto tempo smeraldo. indietro liscio decorato con rockeries ferri da stiro e ferri da stiro testa monastica. Titolo e il volume numero dorato. Luce scanalatura testa 0,5 centimetri sulla mascella inferiore del volume 2. attrito sulle stoviglie. 2 angoli urtato. copertina fine del volume di 1 con strappato mancanza. A pochi punti sparsi a margine e su Serpentes, ma sono rimasti ben su carta bianca. Buon esemplare con ben abbastanza decorativo indietro. una delle produzioni migliori dell'artista nella personificazione degli animali. - [FRENCH VERSION FOLLOWS] Edition originale illustrée d'un titre-frontispice tiré sur chine et de 240 hors-texte sur bois par Grandville. 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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      Lizars 1838 - Bibliography: The Naturalist’s Library consists of a series of 40 small octavo volumes dealing with the natural history of 4 groups of animals: Birds, Fish, Mammals and Insects. There are 14 volumes in this Ornithology series. Each of these small volumes consists of around 200 to 300 text pages and 30 or more hand coloured plates. There is a frontispiece depicting, in a black and white engraving, a famous naturalist. There is an essay on the life of the naturalist shown in the frontispiece. The centrepiece of the illustrations thereafter is usually handcoloured and made more attractive by leaving the finely engraved naturalistic background uncoloured. (These backgrounds are not readily shown in anye accompanying photographs). . . Several editions were produced during the middle of the 19th century. Different publishers were involved in these editions and the numbering of volumes is not consistent. The is the 21st volume of the first edition of the complete library and volume X of the Ornithology series. Description: The front and back covers are light green cloth with dark green leather corners. The spine is in the same dark green leather. The spine is divided into 6 sections with the title ‘Flycatchers’, author ‘ Swainson Vol I’ and date ‘1838’in gilt. The are gilt decorations in the other sections. The size is 10.5 x 17 x 2.5cm. All the edges are gilt. The front and end pastedowns are in green and red marbling. The frontispiece an engraving of the naturalist Haller. There are three title pages. This title page states ‘The Naturalist’s Library Ornithology Vol X ‘ and gives the publishers as Edinburgh: WH Lizars, London: Samuel Highley and Dublin: W Curry. It has a coloured engraving of a pair of birds. The second title page is without the engraving, repeats the information given on the previous page and adds the Editor’s name - William Jardine, the Author’s name - William Swainson, and the date 1838. The third page states that this is: The Natural Arrangement and relations of the Family of Flycatchers or Muscicapidae by William Swainson illustrated with 33 coloured plates with a portrait and memoir of Baron Haller. There is then a Publisher’s advertisement followed by a table of contents. This identifies the species described by popular name in English and gives the page number. The Plate identifies the species by the taxonomic name and gives the number of the plate. The memoir of Baron Haller is from pages 15 to 63. The general nature of Flycatchers is described from pages 64 to 73. The descriptions of individual species follows. Each species is allocated about 3 to 4 pages of text. These textual descriptions are continuous. All of the full page illustrations are bound as a block at the end of the volume. The artist is Swainson himself. Condition The condition of this volume is fine. It has been rebound, presumably by Bayntun of Bath, England, since it matches almost exactly the binding of another two volumes of Humming Birds. There are no marks, bumping, looseness, inscriptions of any kind. There is very minor foxing in the blank front and end papers. Although the title page states that there are 33 coloured plates along with a portrait of Baron Haller the contents page identifies only 31 along with the frontispiece vignette. This accords with the number of coloured plates in this volume. The contents page also states that there is a total of 33 plates in the volume. The plates are all free from any marks and foxing. This a superb example of this very collectable series. They would enhance any collection of books on ornthology or natural history Essential for any serious collector of fine bird books. See Also Humming Birds and Sunbirds in the same series [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        New South Wales Immigration Report from the Committee on Immigration with the Minutes of Evidence and Replies to Circular Letter.

      E.H Stratham, Printer, York Street. Sydney 1838. 4to. marbled board, half leather, pp.35,227,20,4352. Good. Some foxing, water marks on some pages. Wear to bottom cover corners. Sir James Dowling bookplate on fep. Second & third of the first three reportson immigration provided on the colony. (first report 1837). Sir James Dowlings' copy (Chief Justice of the Supreme Court of New South Wales 1837 ? 1844. ) .

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        Reliquien. Aus seinen nachgelassenen Papieren gesammelt von Heinrich Zschokke. Titel, 336; 323; 244 S. Gr.-8°. Pappbd d. Z. (berieben) mit rotem Rückenschild.

      Hechingen, F. X. Ribler, 1836-1838. - Erste Ausgabe des posthumen Abdrucks von Aufsätzen Jochmanns, teils vorher in 'Prometheus' erschienen. Dies ist bis heute die umfangreichste Sammlung von Texten "dieses berühmten Unberühmten" (Trauzettel). Was hier nicht gedruckt wurde, ist – von "Ueber die Sprache" (1828) abgesehen – verschollen. "Der Zschokke-Nachlass im Staatsarchiv Aarau enthält keinerlei Jochmann-Materialien noch sonstige Hinweise auf ihn" (Haufe, Die unzeitige Wahrheit, S. 76). Enthält: I. 'Mitteilungen zu Jochmanns Lebensgeschichte' von H. Zschokke (mit leichten Veränderungen gegenüber dem Druck in 'Prometheus'. Wichtig für die Kenntnis von Jochmanns Biographie. - II. 'Kleinigkeiten aus meinen Reiseblättern'. 1. In England; 2. In Frankreich. - III. 'K. E. Oelsner in Paris'. Ueber Ereignisse und Personen seiner Zeit. - IV. 'Robbespierre'. - V. 'Die Bürgschaften der englischen Verfassung' (Erstdruck). - VI. 'Ueber die Oeffentlichkeit'; Die Glücksspiele; Politische Glossen (Erstdruck); Englands Freiheit; Religion, Dogma und Priesterthum (Erstdruck); Die französischen Staatsverwandlungen (Erstdruck); Centralisieren und Föderalisieren (Erstdruck). VII. 'Zur Naturgeschichte des Adels' (Erstdruck); Erfahrungsfrüchte (Erstdruck). Als erster hatte Walter Benjamin auf Jochmann (und sein Buch "Ueber die Sprache") hingewiesen und begeistert geschrieben: "Eine Darstellung, der es gelänge, die Kontinuität des revolutionären Gedankens von Forster bis Jochmann aufzuzeigen, würde den Vorkämpfern des deutschen Bürgertums die Schuld abstatten, die seine heutigen Nachfahren insolvent findet . Wer die sprachliche Gestalt des . Essays in sich aufnimmt, den wird es wenig erstaunen, daß sein Autor nichts, was er veröffentlichte, gezeichnet hat . Der Zukunft, von welcher er in prophetischen Worten spricht, wendet er gleichsam den Rücken, und sein Seherblick entzündet sich an den immer tiefer ins Vergangene hinschwindenden Gipfeln der früheren heroischen Menschengeschlechter und ihrer Poesie . Jochmann erkennt, daß der Fortschritt des Menschengeschlechts mit den Rückschritten mehrerer Tugenden, vor allem aber mit dem Rückschritt der poetischen Kunst, auf das engste verbunden ist". Die fehlende Wahrnehmung Jochmanns in der Öffentlichkeit mag auch daran liegen, dass dieser, wie Benjamin sagte, "den Zeitgenossen aus dem Wege gegangen [ist]". Jochmann wurde 1789 in Pernau am Rigaer Meerbusen geboren, Schule und Studium führten ihn nach Riga, Leipzig, Heidelberg, Göttingen und Lausanne. In Riga wurde er Advokat, floh vor den Napoleonischen Truppen nach England, kehrte kurz nach Riga zurück, um es für immer zu verlassen und auf Reisen durch Deutschland, die Schweiz und Südfrankreich Heilung für seine körperlichen Leiden zu suchen. Auf der Reise zu Samuel Hahnemann starb Jochmann 1830 an einem offenbar nicht erkannten Lungenleiden in Naumburg. "Nicht viel mehr als solche Eckdaten sind über sein Leben bekannt, kein Porträt überliefert uns eine Vorstellung von seiner Gestalt, seine Grabstätte wurde im zweiten Weltkrieg zerstört. Anonym hat er die meisten seiner Schriften veröffentlicht – ein Unbekannter und Unzugänglicher, ist er leidend an sich und der Welt echolos durch seine Zeit hindurchgegangen. Und doch scheint er als ein Zeitgenosse zu uns zu sprechen, mit dem Ton vernunftorientierter politischer Sehnsucht und wissender, melancholischer Skepsis" (Haufe). – Exlibris. Leicht gebräunt, gutes Exemplar. – Goed. X 105, 114 (Zschokke). [Attributes: First Edition]

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        White-eared Honey-eater.

      London: J.H. Bohte, 1838. Engraved plate with contemporary handcolouring, 280 x210mm. Graceful Sydney honey-eater engraved by Australia's first professional artist John Lewin, who arrived in the colony in 1800 and established himself as our first natural history illustrator.This is from the 1838 "Bohte" issue of Lewin's birds, plate number 20 of the series. Very good.

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        Grundzüge der allgemeinen Naturlehre des Menschen

      Anton Strauss s sel. Witwe, Wien 1838 - 21,5 cm.Ld. Mit Stahlstichpotrait vom Autor, roter Marokaneinband - Prägedruck, Buchdeckel und hinterer Buchdeckel geht Schutzumschalg ab und etwas beschmutzt, Buchecken bestoßen und berieben, Buchrücken geht Farbe ein bisschen ab, hintere fliegende Vorsatzblatt etwas beschmutzt, einige unfrische Seiten erste und zweite Abtheilung: "Grundzüge der Naturlehre des Menschen von seinem Werden bis zum Tode" (1838) -352 S. dritte und vierte (letzte) Abtheilung: "Grundzüge der Naturlehre des Menschen von seinem Werden bis zum Tode" (1839) mit vollständigen Registern - 492 S. Guter Zustand. In deutscher Sprache. 492 pages. Sonderangebot: Dieser Verkäufer bietet Kunden einen exklusiven Rabatt von 20% auf sämtliche Preise. Alter Preis: 700,00 EUR.

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Libreria Unterberger]
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        Cenni sulla forma primitiva del Pantheon fabbricato per ordine di Marco Agrippa e sulla ristorazione da farsi al medesimo

      Roma, Giunchi e Menicanti, 1838. Edizione originale del XIX secolo di questo studio sull'architettura del Pantheon romano. Il libro è stato ristampato più volte nello stesso e seguente secolo. Copertina originale mancante, sostituta da una copertina blu. All'interno ottime condizioni. Original XIX century edition of this popular study on the original architecture of the roman Pantheon, many times reprinted in the same and following century. Original cover missing, and replace by a blue paper cover. Inside very good conditions. Buone condizioni

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        Eléments de Paléographie. Pour servir à l'étude des Documents inédits sur l'Histoire de France publiés par ordre du Roi.

      Paris, Imprimerie Royale, 1838. - 2 volumes in-4, 2ff.-XIIpp.-716pp. - 2ff.-IVpp.-452pp.- 37 planches. Reliures modernes bradel toile beige, pièces de titre et tranches peignes originelles. Édition originale. Ouvrage majeur de l'archiviste Joseph Noël, dit Natalis de Wailly, qui en fut récompensé par son admission à l'Institut. Impression soignée sur papier vergé. Les planches, repliées, montrent des sceaux (procédé d'héliogravure Collas), ou des modèles de calligraphie (lithographies tirées en bistre). (Vicaire II, col. 571). - 2 planches mal placées. Quelques rousseurs éparses, les planches ont déchargé sur le feuillet voisin, marges parfois empoussiérées. [Attributes: First Edition]

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        Lieder eines Malers mit Randzeichnungen seiner Freunde.

      - Düsseldorf, Buddeus, 1838, 4°, lithographiertes Titelblatt, IV, 61 S., Inhaltsverzeichnis, mit insgesamt 31 Radierungen, reich goldgeprägter Original-Ganzledereinband (leicht berieben, Exlirbis im Innendeckel, innen durchgehend etwas stockfleckig) *Erstausgabe [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Madame Tussaud's Memoirs and Reminiscences of France.with extra illustration.

      - London: Saunders and Otley, 1838. 2 vols., 8vo., xvi, 246, 247-506, [1 errata], 98 plates bound in including frontis portraits, top-edge gilt, fore- and bottom-edge untrimmed, title page printed in black and red. Contemporary half brown levant, marbled boards, raised bands with title gilt-stamped to backstrip, marbled endpapers. Very minimal foxing, lovely bright copy in fine binding. First edition, extra illustrated, finely bound copy of this scarce title. Madame (Anna Maria) Tussaud (1761-1850) maintained a famous London waxwork exhibition, that continues to attract visitors to this day. She produced wax models of Voltaire, Marie Antoinette, and many decapitated heads of aristocrats after the storming of the Bastille. Her 1838 Memoirs are based on her own lively anecdotes, but were set in a somewhat inaccurate historical context by friend and editor Francis Hervé. (Oxford DNB). [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Memoirs of Joseph Grimaldi


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

      First edition of this text, the importance of eventually appear because it is a significant part of the "Memoires d'Outre grave" (see Clouzot).Binders half navy calf, flat spines decorated with romantic gold chains, gold in heads and tails strips, upper caps slightly rubbed and with one of them for two minor losses, marbled paper plates, guards and contreplats paper tank, two tears in a slice, romantic contemporary binding.Quite complete the list of subscribers at the end of the second volume. --- Please note that the translation in english is done automatically, we apologize if the formulas are inaccurate. Contact us for any information! Delloye & Acquéreur & Brockhaus & Avenarius Paris & Leipzig 1838 13x21,5cm 2 volumes reliés

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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. [Piano-vocal score].

      Milano: Gio Ricordi [PNs 9678-9689; 9692; 9697; 9697 1/2; 9960-9961], [1837-1838]. Oblong folio. Half contemporary brown morocco with marbled boards, light brown printed title label, most probably from publisher's original wrappers, laid down to upper. 1f. (title), [i] (named cast list), [i] (table of contents, with separate plate numbers for each piece), 235, [i] (blank) pp. Engraved. Cast list includes the names of the singers for the first performance. Each piece with a separate price and secondary pagination. Binding considerably worn; detached; spine lacking and reinforced brown tape; tender at joints; free front endpaper detached. Title partially detached; initial leaves slightly soiled and foxed; occasional lsmall tears and creases to blank margins; final leaf reinforced with heavy paper. First Edition. Scarce. OCLC no. 229882955. Giuseppe Angeloni et al., Gaetano Donizetti, p. 178. Laterza: Il Catalogo numerico Ricordi 1857, pp. 326, 335. 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.

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      New York: Stringer & Townsend, (n. d.). [4], [19] - 264 [= 250] pp. Text double column. 22 pages of publisher adverts at rear. Engraved title page with drawing of Dickens by S. Wallin (fl. 1838 - 1851), engraved by Orr, which resembles, to some degree, the Samuel Lawrence portrait. Frontis & 7 inserted plates. 8vo. 9-3/16" x 5-7/8" Square & tight. Professionally rebacked, with 90% of original spine cloth laid-down. Period poi to ffep. Usual bit of foxing. A VG - VG+ copy.

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        Thoughts on Convict Management, and other subjects connected with the Australian Penal Colonies.

      Hobart: J.C. MacDougall, 1838. Octavo, half-title and errata slip both present, recent polished calf, bookplate. Scarce Hobart-printed work on convicts and gaols published in 1838. The author, considered a forefather of modern theories of imprisonment, argues against the brutality of incarceration. Maconochie's direct style gives a marvellous introduction to the subject and the book is full of interesting evidence and anecdotes based on his own observations.Maconochie joined the Royal Navy at the age of 16 and served with distinction in the Napoleonic Wars. A career naval officer, his long and varied career included four years as superintendent of the Norfolk Island penal settlement. In 1838 he published this account critical of the treatment of convicts, proposing radical changes to the existing system. Maconochie believed that imprisoning people as a form of retribution was not only reprehensible but also ineffective. To this end he argued that prisoners should not receive fixed sentences, but earn their release upon completion of set tasks and evidence of moral regeneration.The sheets of this book were printed in Hobart in 1838; some were sent to London for a separate issue of 1839 with a different title. This Hobart-printed and published work is much preferred, and this copy has the interesting half-title which reads simply "Australiana" - was the book intended as part of a longer series? Occasional mild foxing yet a very good copy.

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        Six Months in South Australia; with some account of Port Philip and Portland Bay, in Australia Felix; with advice to emigrants; to which is added a monthly calendar of gardening and agriculture. Adapted to the climate and the seasons.

      London: J. Cross, 1838. Octavo, with folding map of Port Lincoln as frontispiece and another map of Encounter Bay (not noted by Ferguson), with the 4-page Postscript; in fine condition, in a fine full niger morocco binding by Sangorski & Sutcliffe, top edges gilt, others rough-trimmed. First edition in an appealing Sangorski binding of tan crushed morocco complete with the unnumbered 4-page 'Postscript' between pages 208 and 209 detailing Eyre's overlanding expedition from Port Phillip to Adelaide in 1838 during which he discovered and named Lake Hindmarsh. 'These few paragraphs... provide the very first appearance in book form of the great explorer, Edward John Eyre...' (Wantrup).

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        The Closing Speech of Z Collins Lee Esq In Defence of William Stewart

      1838. Baltimore, 1838. McDade 915. He Shot His Father, Then Hacked the Body with an Axe [Trial]. Lee, Z. Collins. Stewart, William, Defendant. The Closing Speech of Z. Collins Lee, Esq. In Defence of William Stewart, Indicted for the Murder of His Father. Before Baltimore City Court, October Term, 1838. Baltimore: Printed and Published by Bull & Tuttle, 1838. 16 pp. 12mo. (6-1/2" x 4-1/2"). Stab-stitched pamphlet in printed wrappers. Some edgewear, small chips to edges of wrappers, short splits at spine. Moderate toning to text, internally clean. $750. * Hoping to inherit his father's estate, Stewart shot him in the head, then beat him with a hatchet to hide the identity of his body. Stewart was tried and convicted of second-degree murder. "The pistol balls were specially molded for that weapon and were so identified, in what may be one of the earliest cases of such evidence" (McDade, note to 914). OCLC locates 5 copies (at Cornell, the Library of Congress, the American Antiquarian Society, Harvard Law School and the University of Virginia). McDade, The Annals of Murder 915.

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        MÜNCHEN., "München - von der Süd-Seite". Blick von der Giesinger Höhe in nordwestlicher Richtung über Untergiesing und die Isar auf München. Die Isar noch mit der früheren Holzbrücke rechts die Auer Kirche.

      Altkolorierte Lithographie von Carl F. Heinzmann bei Piloty & Loehle, 1838, 30 x 41 cm. Lentner 13745 Slg. Proebst 139. - Prächtige und seltene Ansicht, mit reizenden Kostümfiguren im Vordergrund belebt. - "Schön und selten, wie alle Blätter von diesem tüchtigen Lithographen" (Lentner). - Mit schmalem Rändchen um die Darstellung. Gerahmt. BAYERN, Oberbayern

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        Des maladies mentales considérées sous les rapports médical, hygiènique et médico-légal.

      Paris, Baillière, 1838. ____ Première édition. Exemplaire contenant un DESSIN ORIGINAL qui n'a jamais été imprimé. Esquirol qui succéda à Pinel à la Salpêtrière, a rédigé ici le premier traité moderne de psychiatrie. L'ouvrage est remarquable pour ses 27 planches, des portraits d'aliénés pour la plupart. Il a donc été ajouté en frontispice un dessin original à la mine de plomb qui n'a pas été retenu pour la publication. Ce dessin est de la même main qui a dessiné les illustrations publiées. Une note au crayon l'attibue à Tardieu, qui a été le graveur pour cet ouvrage, mais on ignore qui a été le dessinateur de ces illustrations, peut-être Esquirol lui-même. Véritable édition originale, l'édition de Bruxelles est une contre-façon. Des rousseurs, les dos ont été refaits. ***** First edition. Copy with an original drawing bound as a frontispice, which was not published. "Along with Pinel, Esquirol is regarded as the founder of the French school of psychiatry" (Norman 724). Illustrated by 27 engraved plates. Garrisson-Morton 4929. This is the real first edition, the Brussels printing is a counterfeit. 2 volumes in-8. [208 x 130 mm] Collation : XVIII, 678 pp., 7 planches h.-t. / (4), 864 pp., 21 planches h.-t. Demi-chagrin vert, dos orné de filets dorés. (Reliure de l'époque.).

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        Des maladies mentales considerées sous les rapports médical, hygiénique et médico-legal ... Accompagees de 27 planches gravees.

      Brussels: chez J.-B. Balliere, 1838. 1st Edition. Soft cover. 4to - over 9¾ - 12" tall. Des maladies mentales considerées sous les rapports médical, hygiénique et médico-legal ... Accompagees de 27 planches gravees. Paris, London, Leipzig: chez J.-B. Balliere, 1838 [edition Bruxelles]. 4to. 2 volumes of text (240x159 mm); 1 atlas volume of plates (225x148 mm). vi, [2], 393 [3]; vi, 380 pp. including half titles, atlas with 27 engraved plates by Ambroise Tardieu [26] or Le Blanc [1], one plate folding, each plate with a manuscript caption below. Original gray publishers wrappers (paper cracked and chipped at spine), pages untrimmed and partially unopened, light foxing to text and plates, occasional minor soiling and browning of leave margins, old library stamp to titles of text volumes, old paper shelf mark labels to spine of text volumes. Provenance: Library of Jesuit Seminary, Lyon ("Sem. Prov. Lug. S.J. Bibl. Prof."). An excellent, unsophisticated and wide-margined copy of the rare Brussels printing, unusual in this state with the original wrappers present. -----Garrison-Morton 4929; cf. Heirs of Hippocrates 766 (Brussels imprint); Hunter-Macalpine pp.731-738; Norman 726; cf. Waller 2817; Wellcome II, p.531. FIRST EDITION OF THE FIRST MODERN TEXTBOOK OF PSYCHIATRY. This is the much rarer Brussels edition printed in smaller font size and published at the same time as the Paris-London-Leipzig printing (with no priority of issue established). In this comprehensive work, Esquirol, the most eminent pupil of the pioneer Philippe Pinel (1745-1826), "summarized the experience gained over a lifetime of observation and treatment of mental illness' pioneered the use of statistical methods for studies of insanity, and established an accurate terminology and a careful typology of the various forms of mental illness, all based on clinical observations. "He was the first to distinguish between hallucinations and illusions, and between dementia and idiocy; he also provided the classic definition of paresis, coined the term 'monomania' (a concept foreshadowing the modern view of schizophrenia) and distinguished certain depressive states ('lypemanias') from other psychoses" (Norman). The delicately engraved plates which constitute the atlas depict various mental patients (whose illness is specified in the table of plates). Near Fine.

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        Voyages de Gulliver dans les contrées lointaines

      New edition of the French translation and first printing of 455 illustrations of Grandville (5 inset and 450 in-text).Binders half red calf, back smooth lightly browned adorned with golden cartridges and strips, green calf as exhibits olive, a black spot in foot of the back of the second volume, marbled paper boards, small traces of rubbing on the covers and flat feet, guards and contreplats of handmade paper, three small rips on the cuts, bindings of the time.Some little foxing."This whole picture occupies one of the top ranks in the work of Grandville." (Carteret, III, 578). Furne & Cie & Henri Fournier ainé Paris 1838 12,5x21cm 2 volumes reliés

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

      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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        RHEINLAND. - Simrock, K. Das malerische und romantische Rheinland.

      Lpz., Wigand, ( - 40) 1838 - 24 x 16 cm. 488 S. Mit 60 Stahlstichtafeln. Gepr. Lwd. d. Zt. mit Rtit. Das malerische und romantische Deutschland Bd. IX. - Mit den schönen Stahlstichansichten der Rheinorte zwischen Mainz und Köln und der Umgebung. - Rücken etwas verblichen. Teils gering stockfleckig, Buchblock etwas gelockert. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Die malerischen und romantischen Donauländer.

      Wigand [ca.1838],, Leipzig, - Mit 60 Stahlstichen [= komplett]. Gr.-8°, 480 S., Leinenbd. der Zeit mit Rückenvergoldung - gutes, nahezu fleckenfreies Exemplar, Rücken minimal aufgehellt - Erste Ausgabe - UBF M.16.161, (Das malerische und romantische Deutschland. In zehn Sektionen, VIII). [Attributes: First Edition]

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        Fine large lithographic proof by Barozzi of three scenes from the Comtesse de Merlin's 1838 biography of the noted Spanish mezzo-soprano, titled in pencil "Malibran en Italie."...

      The first scene, entitled in pencilled manuscript "Triomphe à Naples," depicts Malibran in a carriage; the second, entitled "L'accident à Naples," depicts a boar startling the horses drawing her carriage, almost overturning it; and the third, entitled "à Venise," depicts Malibran with arms outstretched, presumably singing, being transported in a gondola, with a 3-member musical ensemble on the embankment. 270 x 346 mm. Rare. Malibran was the daughter of the composer Manuel Garcia (1775-1832) and sister of the noted mezzo-soprano Pauline Viardot (1821-1910). "To judge from the parts adapted for her by both Donizetti and Bellini, the compass (g to e ), power and flexibility of Malibran's voice were extraordinary. Her early death turned her into something of a legendary figure with writers and poets during the later 19th century." Elizabeth Forbes in Grove Music Online. Giovanni Barozzi, a Venetian lithographer and publisher, flourished ca. 1835-1845....

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        ALS to Mitchell, thanking him for his gift of an advance copy of his book 'Three Expeditions into the Interior of Australia' to Queen Victoria.

      London: 6 December, 1838. Single sheet, wove paper, 23 x 18.5 cm.; some wear along the old folds, but in excellent condition. A fascinating manuscript document, thanking Mitchell for his gift to Queen Victoria of his 'Work on Australia, and a Set of his Maps'.The letter is dated December 1838 (that is, slightly prior to the actual publication of Three Expeditions into the Interior of Australia), and is undoubtedly a significant document relating to Mitchell's fervent desire to be knighted: the Australian Dictionary of Biography notes that during this period Mitchell was in London, where he was much occupied with 'a long correspondence with the Colonial Office to obtain a knighthood.' Lingering doubts about some of his earlier actions delayed the process, but he was duly given the award in 1839.The letter reads: 'Sir Henry Wheatley presents his compliments to Major Mitchell, and begs to acknowledge the receipt of his letter of November 30, accompanied with a copy of his Work on Australia, and a Set of his Maps, which Sir Henry has not failed to submit to the Queen, and which Her Majesty was most graciously pleased to accept, and has directed Sir Henry to express Her Majesty's sense of Major Mitchell's attention on this occasion.'Major-General Sir Henry Wheatley, Baronet (1777-1852), was the Keeper of the Privy Purse for King William the Fourth and Queen Victoria from 1830 to 1846. He had served with the Grenadier Guards in Holland, and was aide-de-camp to Sir Harry Burrard during the Battle of Copenhagen.

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

      First Edition, illustrated with two engraved titles (in English), a colored plate and 117 inset steel (with serpentes) by Allom, Bartlett, and M'Culloch, engraved by Griffiths, Varrall, Prior, etc. . Stunning artwork, English writers were at this time particularly prized for their quality workmanship and the French publishers spent ample orders in England to illustrate their books. Full Publisher's binding. Half red morocco decorated with a large golden plate special (weapons and symbols of Scotland) with flat sheepskin burgundy stamped a large decorative floral plate cold. Gilt edges. Magnificent, rare binding English publisher, despite some flaws: a slight lack in head of Volume I; head cover of Volume II strongly threadbare; corners bumped and some rubbing to edges. Rare spots scattered pale (almost non-existent on the text), mainly caused by the margins and serpentes but strong on 2 tracks. History of Scotland, its particularities, its monuments ... --- Please note that the translation in english is done automatically, we apologize if the formulas are inaccurate. Contact us for any information! Virtue et Ferrier Londres & Paris 1838 2 tomes en 2 Vol. in 4 (21x27,5cm) relié

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      H. Delloye & V. Lecou. 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! H. Delloye & V. Lecou Paris 1838 13,5x22cm relié sous étui

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        Map of the United States Territory of Oregon West of the Rocky Mountains. Exhibiting the various Trading Depots or Forts occupied by the British Hudson Bay Company connected with the Western and northwestern Fur Trade.

      Washington, D.C. U.S. Government. Ca. 1838. Black and white engraved map, 17 1/2 x 20 5/8 inches (44 x 52.5 cm) on sheet 18 3/4 x 22 inches, folded as issued. Scarcely visible foxing in upper margin and upper left of image, but overall fine condition. A significant map in the history of the Pacific Northwest and the United States, which first appeared with the report of Senator Linn on a Bill to authorise the President to occupy the Oregon Territory, and was subsequently published in several other government reports (this marked "S. Doc. No. 470, 25 Con. 2 S" at upper right which was the Linn Report, but here separated from whatever report it was published in). It was intended to "awaken public interest in an American occupation of the vast area then known as Oregon Territory" (Wheat: Mapping the Trans-Mississippi West #434). It was based on the Arrowsmith landmark 1834 map of "British North America". Washington Hood was a Captain in the U.S Corps of Topographical Engineers, working under the direction of Colonel J.J. Abert. A most handsome map, of particular interest given its use in association with the promulgation of the doctrine of "Manifest Destiny," a phrase which first made print in 1845.

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        Handbuch der plastischen Chirurgie. With an introduction by J. F. Dieffenbach....

      Berlin: G. Reimer, 1838. 1st Edition. Hardcover. 8vo - over 7¾ - 9¾" tall. 8vo (205x125 mm). xxxii, 576 pp., two folding hand-colored engraved plates printed in sepia, woodcut illustrations in text. Contemporary half calf, rebacked retaining the original, gilt leather. Internally little browned and spotted. ----Zeis 619; Garrison-M. 5743.4; Waller 10466; Hirsch/H. V, p.1031. - The extremely rare first edition of the first manual of plastic surgery, the term of which was coined by Eduard Zeis (1807-1868) for this work, which is a landmark in the history of medicine (Patterson I, 677). The famous surgeon Johann Friedrich Dieffenbach was instrumental in the writing of the book. "The first half of the work covers the general principles of plastic surgery, and the first history of the subject. The second half describes the special operative techniques required for the individual parts of the body." (Garrison-Morton 5743.4). Very Good....

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        Sammelband mit vier frühen Texten. 1. Der Bauern-Spiegel oder Lebensgeschichte des Jeremias Gotthelf. Zweite durchgesehene und vermehrte Ausgabe. Burgdorf, Langlois 1839. 2. Die Wassernoth im Emmenthal am 13. August 1837. Burgdorf, Langlois 1838. 3. Wie fünf Mädchen im Branntwein jämmerlich umkommen. Eine merkwürdige Geschichte. Bern, Wagner`sche Buchhandlung 1838. 4. Dursli, der Branntweinsäufer oder der heil. Weihnachtsabend. Zweite, von dem Verfasser in`s Hochdeutsche übertragene Ausgabe. Burgdorf, Langlois 1846.

      Burgdorf (und) Bern, Langlois / Wagner 1838 - 1846. 381;77;105; 146 S. Leinenband der Zeit. WG. 6;3;5;23.- Sammelband mit den wichtigen frühen Werken Gotthelfs, die seinen Ruhm als sozialkritischen Autor begründeten.- Einband fleckig. zwei Seiten etwas tintenfleckig. Versand D: 4,50 EUR Ältere Literatur

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        Beiträge zur Phytogenesis.

      Berlin: Veit et Comp. 1838. 1st Edition. Hardcover. 8vo - over 7¾ - 9¾" tall. In: Archiv für Anatomie, Physiologie und wissenschaftliche Medicin 5, Heft 2 (1838), pp 137-76. Includes two etched and aquatint plates (nos. III and IV) on one folding sheet. Berlin: Veit et Comp., 1838. 8vo (209x128 mm). Whole volume: [2], cxcviii, 608 pp. 16 plates on 15 sheets. Pp. 605-8 bound before p.1 . Contemporary marbled boards, rebacked and repaired. Light browning, occasional faint spotting. Provenance: Muséum d'Histoire Naturelle Paris (stamps to general title-page). A fine copy of an exceedingly rare paper, only one other copy is recorded to have appeared at auctions in the past 50 years (Norman sale, 1998, offprint issue, $18,400). Both, PMM and Sparrow list the journal issue. ----PMM 307a; Sparrow 175; Norman 1907 (offprint issue); Hughes, History of Cytology, 37ff; Garrison-Morton 112; DSB XII, p.173-174. - THE VERY RARE FIRST EDITION of Schleiden's enunciation of his cell theory, in which he stated that the cell is the basic unit of plant life. A well-to-do botany professor who gave up academia to devote himself full-time to a successful career as lecturer and writer of popular scientific works, Schleiden made a name for himself through the present paper, which provoked wide discussion and was quickly translated into French and English. Schleiden was the first to postulate that plant tissue is composed of aggregates of individual cells, and attempted in this article to describe the development of the vegetable cell. His mistaken view based on a theory "as old as the study of the cell itself" (DSB), was that the cell develops from a nucleus or "cytoblast' which crystallizes within an amorphous primary liquid composed of sugar, gum and mucous. Although this theory of spontaneous generation of the cell was erroneous, Schleiden's work marked an important stage in the development of modem cell theory. A year later Theodor Schwann was to bring it one step further with his conclusion that cells were the basic unit of animal as well as plant life, and the two are generally regarded as co-founders of the cell or Schleiden-Schwann theory. Near Fine.

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        British Colonization and Coloured Tribes.

      London: William Ball, 1838. Small octavo, neat blind-stamp to title-page, bound without the 4 pp. advertisements noted by Ferguson; half green morocco by Sangorski, spine lettered in gilt. An excellent copy of a surprisingly scarce work, written by a former Attorney General of New South Wales, and dedicated to the reforming MP Thomas Fowell Buxton. Although the present work includes both a legal overview and history of British colonisation, and while Bannister's ideas take in all manner of examples from New South Wales to Africa, and even as far afield as Canada, a good deal of the work is specific to the question of the settlement of New Zealand. Bannister's thesis is particularly fecund with regards to the impact of the recent 1834 slave emancipation act, and how it impacted on 'the Aborigines of British colonies.'Bannister (1790-1877) had been appointed the first Attorney-General of New South Wales, arriving in Sydney in 1824. Recognised as humane, even innocent, his career in Sydney was marked by several famous conflicts particularly with Governor Darling, and he returned to London in high dudgeon in 1826. 'By disposition philanthropic and humane, Bannister was devoted to the welfare of children, convicts and coloured inhabitants of the Empire. To his credit stand the establishment of the first infants' school in Sydney, a booklet urging the immediate abolition of transportation, numerous pamphlets on behalf of natives in the colonies, and a book entitled Humane Policy; or Justice to the Aborigines of New Settlements (London, 1830)' (ADB).Ferguson notes copies with two different sets of advertisements, but also that the text is otherwise identical. Generally, a very attractive copy.

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        The Great South Land: Four Articles on Emigration designed to exhibit the Principles and Progress of the new colony, South Australia.

      Stirling: E. Johnstone, 1838. Octavo, 31 pp., folding engraved map; paper with some staining and some tears, the map very good, early owner's name; in contemporary rough card wrappers, stitch-sewn, "Australia" in manuscript to front, in red quarter morocco box by Sangorski. Rare: Scottish-printed appeal, showing the South Australian Company still promoting emigration well after the settlement was established.The book is based on articles which had appeared in the Stirling Observer in March 1838; it includes a short "advertisement by the publisher" printing a letter from John Hutt the Superintendent of Emigration, and also openly encourages the curious to apply directly to the South Australian Company in London. A 3-page postscript prints excerpts from Macarthur's Emigration to New South Wales, on the grounds that Sydney and Adelaide are 'situated nearly in the same latitude.'The other interesting inclusion is a later issue of the map of "Part of Southern Australia", based on that in the 1834 work South Australia. Outline of the plan of a proposed colony with the details of the Murray River. This issue of the map was printed by "J. Grieve, Zinco., 33 Nicholas Lane"; John Grieve was a lithographer and zincographer based in London, which is interesting because the Scottish publisher of the book must have been supplied with the maps from London, no doubt at the behest of the South Australian Company.

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        Emigration to New South Wales, with a statement of the conditions...

      London: D. Walther, 1838. Slim octavo, 20 pp., toned; stitch-sewn pamphlet, as issued. Very rare account and promotion of the voyage of the Brothers in 1836, recording one of the first attempts at systematic emigration to New South Wales, overseen by the Macarthur family. The emigrants were located at "Belmont" estate at Camden.The pamphlet begins with a list of the conditions which prospective emigrants must be able to meet, and continues with an "Account of the Mode in which an Emigration to New South Wales of Fourteen Agricultural Families from the County of Dorset, was conducted. November, 1836". The report only states that they were to established on an estate about forty miles from Sydney by 'good turnpike-road', but this is evidently the Camden property. This section includes a detailed list of the amenities and goods carried on board.The pamphlet concludes with an "Extract from the Minutes of the Evidence of the Commander of the above vessel, before a Committee on Emigration, after her arrival, in New South Wales. Sydney, June 26, 1837." This section confirms that the ship in question was the Brothers, and also mentions on two occasions the oversight of Major [Edward] Macarthur.Ferguson located the Mitchell and National Library copies only (noting that the latter has a manuscript note confirming that the employers were to be Edward, James & William Macarthur).

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        Correspondence with His Excellency Sir Richard Bourke, K.C.B. and other documents relative to the removal of Alexander M'Leay, Esq. from the office of Colonial Secretary of New South Wales.

      Sydney: James Spilsbury, 1838. Small quarto, iv, 62 pp.; blue wrappers. Second and best edition: scarce printing of letters in attractive original condition, relating to the controversial dismissal of Alexander McLeay as Colonial Secretary, one of the less savoury events of the difficult final years of Bourke's governorship. McLeay first published some letters regarding his unexpected removal from office in 1837 as a slim pamphlet of 12 pages, which he heavily revised and much augmented for this second edition, which includes further correspondence and a petition of public support for McLeay. Wrappers chipped with some wear. Very good.

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        Gen. Holt. The Leader of the Irish Rebels.

      London: Henry Colburn, 1838. Engraving, 210mm x 142mm, in fine condition. A wonderful portrait of Joseph Holt (1756-1826), one of the most prominent Irish convicts of the early years of settlement at Sydney Cove.In 1798 Holt joined a band of rebels engaged in six months of guerrilla conflict near Dublin, but was captured in November of that year and sentenced to transportation. Aboard the convict transport Minerva Holt won the respect of Lieutenant William Cox (the man who oversaw the building of the road across the Blue Mountains) and became manager of his farms at Dundas and Canterbury upon their arrival. Despite displaying loyalty and great intelligence, Holt's seditious past proved a terrible burden: in September 1800 he was accused of treason and later acquitted by Governor King. Again in 1804 he was falsely accused of involvement in the rebellion at Castle Hill and sent to Norfolk Island, returning to Sydney two years later to work land he had purchased while working for Cox. Holt wisely - or luckily - avoided involvement in the Rum Rebellion, despite having earlier been charged with owning a still upon his return from Norfolk Island).Joseph Holt was officially pardoned in January 1811 and sailed for Britain on the Isabella which foundered near the Falklands, delaying his return till 1814. He regretted leaving New South Wales despite the prejudice he encountered as an Irish political prisoner. This portrait was lithographed from a painting by Robert Hammerton as a frontispiece to The Memoirs of General Holt (London 1838). Fine condition.

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        "The Great South Land:" Four Papers on Emigration Designed to Exhibit the Principles and Progress of the New Colony of South Australia.

      London: Simpkin & Marshall, 1838. Octavo, 34 pp. (last blank), folding lithographed map; some foxing, a good copy on later worn quarter roan. Uncommon booklet published by the South Australian Company promoting emigration well after the settlement was established, and aimed squarely at the Scottish market. This is the second edition, following the success of the first edition published in Stirling earlier in 1838.The book is based on articles which had appeared in the Stirling Observer in early 1838; it openly encourages the curious to apply directly to the South Australian Company in London. A two-page postscript prints excerpts from Macarthur's Emigration to New South Wales, on the grounds that Sydney and Adelaide are 'situated nearly in the same latitude.' The other interesting inclusion is a later issue of the map captioned "Part of Southern Australia", based on that in the 1834 work titled South Australia. Outline of the plan of a proposed colony with the details of the Murray River. The map was newly lithographed for this second edition and bears a details of a different printer from that of the first edition.The need for a second edition is explained in notices to the verso of the title-page: 'The reception and rapid sale of the first Edition of this publication (2000 copies having been disposed of within the first month) call for a new edition, in which, though the shape of the articles has been continued, their original character as newspaper contributions has been, to some extent, departed from. They are, in many respects, materially enlarged and amended, the writer having had access personally to the most recent information on the subject from the best sources.' The title of the second edition has been slightly amended to reflect this change, with 'articles on emigration' of the first edition replaced with 'papers on emigration.'This second edition was distributed in London by Simpkin and Marshall, the title page also includes a generous list of Scottish agents (for Glasgow, Aberdeen, Perth and elsewhere).

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        Emigration to New South Wales, with a statement of conditions...

      London: D. Walther, 1838. Octavo; stab-sewn as issued. First edition of this scarce emigrant tract. Copies of this pamphlet, which offered sound advice to emigrants for the outward voyage, were issued by their prospective colonial employers whose name often appears in the space provided on the title. Whilst this copy does not have the name filled in, that held by the National Library is inscribed with the names Edward, James and William Macarthur. Last leaf little spotted.

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