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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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        Stello

      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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        The Holy Bible.

      Oxford: University Press, 1838. Two near-miniature volumes. Unpaginated. Concealed under the gilt fore-edges of the two volumes are beautifully executed paintings by Martin Frost. The fore-edge painting on the first volume, which contains the Old Testament, depicts the Dohány Street Synagogue in Budapest. Built in the Moorish Revival style in the nineteenth century, it is the largest synagogue in Europe and equal to the great churches of the period. The painting on the fore-edge of the second volume, containing the New Testament, is a view of historic Westminster Abbey in London, the coronation church of the British monarchy since 1066. In a publisher's binding of dark brown leather with blind-stamped decorative borders to the covers and the original ribbon bookmarks. Titles gilt-stamped to spines. Ownership inscription to front endpaper of first volume, else an extremely fine set housed in the original lidded brown leather box. A.e.g. Signed label from the artist laid in. (3 5/8 by 2 3/8; 92x62mm).

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        Ruy Blas - Les Burgraves

      First edition of Ruy Blas with the title at the Paris and Leipzig, first edition first state without mention for The Burgraves.Binding of the blond half calf time, back with four nerves decorated with nets gilded dotted nets and cold, with a golden frieze Greek Length of back contreplats guards and made paper. Some foxing.autograph dedication of the author autograph signed by Victor Hugo to Madame Mareuil who created the character of Casilda in Ruy Blas. Signature of comedian M. Montdidier (who created the Earl of Camporeal) on the first page of text.Provenance: Library of Madame Mareuil.Precious and beautiful copy elegant binding time and with an autograph dedication of Victor Hugo to his entourage actress Delloye Paris 1838 - 1843 14x21,5cm 2 volumes in-8 reliés en 1

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         Ruy Blas

      Paris, H. Delloye, Leipzig, Brockhaus & Avenarius, 1838, in 8°, de XXI-1f. 250pp. et 1f. de table, pl. maroquin rouge à grain long, dos orné de fleurons à froid et de fleurons dorés, large rosace à froid sur les plats avec triple encadrement doré et à froid, dent int., couv. cons. (manque restauré à l'angle du 2e plat), tr. dorées sur témoin. (Yseux suc. De Thierry-Simier). Bel exemplaire à toutes marges dans une jolie reliure d'Yseux. Edition originale en premier tirage avec les bonnes couvertures de ton gris clair et la mention H. Delloye. Forme le tome VII de la série des oeuvres complètes chez Delloye. C'est l'avant-dernier des grands drames romantiques d'Hugo. ¶ conforme à Carteret I, 408 - Vicaire IV. 382 (mention du fx-titre) "Représenté pour la première fois le 8 novembre 1838 pour l'ouverture du théâtre de la Renaissance... préface datée du 25 novembre 1838..." - Escoffier Mouvement romantique n°1300 "édition originale in 8°."

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        Rare Chinese Opium War Watercolour Album....

      36 watercolours in a large Chinese traditional handmade album covered in dark blue silk. The watercolours vary very slightly in size but most measure approximately 30 x 58.5cm. Each painting is surrounded by a plain paper border framing it on the page. The album measures 34cm x 67.5cm. The album and the paintings show a little wear, browning and soiling in places. Two leaves have a small crease where a 3 x 2.5cm section is torn at one edge, on a few leaves the paper border is missing or loose in places. Paper border insect damaged along the upper edge of one leaf. Paper lining on the inside upper cover detached at gutter. However, although signs of age and use are evident, the album and paintings are generally sound and clean.Provenance: Mary Ann Frederica Harrison 1838-1910, the wife of Thomas (1835 - 1892) a tea merchant in Canton. Mary Ann Frederica Harrison lived in Canton from 1867 until the early 1890's. Then by family descent. In many ways, this album of paintings encapsulates the gradual but fundamental shift in the nature of international relations with China consequent upon the First Opium War, as Chinese historians prefer to style it nowadays. The War of 1839-42 marked an end to China's old relationship with the West, and the beginning of a long period of national humiliation during which China was obliged to open more and more ports to foreign trade by international treaties and agreements (which is why such ports were styled "treaty ports") and, before long, to receive foreign ambassadors at its capital.Half the paintings in the album depict the old trading relationship before the War, when merchants from the West did trade with China on China's terms, and before the Imperial Commissioner Lin Zexu's attempts to stop the import of foreign opium in mid 1839 and assert Chinese sovereignty. The other half epitomize the changed situation in which Chinese artists were either directed, or chose, to hide a disastrous war behind a series of triumphant representations of successful military encounters which were almost all pure fiction. Interestingly, all save one of the 36 paintings relates to the Canton area of Guangdong. Commissioner Lin's efforts to stop the import of opium were largely confined to the environs of Canton, whilst hostilities began in the Canton River and the Pearl River Delta. The principal and most interesting painting in the album depicts Lin's "capture and trial" of Captain Charles Elliot, RN, the British Chief Superintendent of Trade, albeit these events were entirely fanciful and never occurred. Further proof of location is provided by another picture on which Chinese forces are stated on the accompanying text to be from the Shengpeng Charitable School (the name of their headquarters) and from the Sanyuanli villages. These were among the local militia comprising peasant farmers from areas north of Canton, armed only with spears, swords and shields, and led by local gentry, which opposed the British attack on the city in May 1841. The Sanyuanli villages, in particular, became renowned for their fiercely patriotic and anti-British spirit which became enshrined in Chinese popular literature on the War, then and to this day.The majority of the military paintings depict encounters between British troops and Chinese forces. There is no attempt to depict actual uniforms, and the forces on both sides are drawn in ink outline, and painted in a light green and red flat wash. The British are all shown with orange-red hair, in accordance with the nickname commonly in use for Britons among Chinese people in Canton at that time, the equivalent of "Rufus" and with the same meaning.In many of the paintings, British soldiers are being killed, wounded, or captured. In fact, the paintings depict what seldom happened, since the reverse was usually the case in most of the fighting. Later in the War kidnapping or enticing were favoured Chinese means of inflicting casualties on their enemies, whilst disease was by far the deadliest killer of British soldiers and sailors. Thus, like the imagined capture of Captain Elliot, the paintings are mostly representations of wishful thinking, and may be described as a kind of propaganda designed to show the Opium War in a light more favourable to the Chinese than was warranted by the facts.The other group of paintings - we may style them "trading pictures" - are also to be associated with Canton, which was then the only officially-authorized centre for trade with western countries. They depict scenes in which Chinese and Western merchants engage in friendly intercourse during business transactions in the "Foreign Factories" for long located there. The British are shown in top hats, whilst the Chinese merchants are in long robes and carry fans. One merchant is attended by two servants, one of them carrying a cup of tea on a tray, the other a long-stemmed tobacco pipe. The items of trade on display are being brought out in boxes, barrels, or bales by shirtless coolies.The Canton connection is further strengthened by the texts which appear on some of the paintings. Although disappointingly lacking in information on the paintings, some display signs of being Cantonese in grammar and composition. Moreover, the album's provenance is from Canton. Yet the Opium War was not confined to the South. The British fleet of warships and troopships ranged along the coast, occupying several cities, ultimately capturing Shanghai and other places along the Yangzi, and dictating peace to Chinese commissioners at Nanjing in 1842.The one exception to Canton and the War of 1839-42 in the South depicts an event - for once a Chinese victory - in the Second Opium War, as Chinese historians style the period of further hostilities in 1856-1859. Against Chinese wishes, the British and French Commissioners had wished to proceed to Beijing in person to ratify another treaty (the Tianjin Treaty) made in 1858. This resulted in a failed attempt by a combined Anglo-French fleet to capture the Dagu forts and open the Beihe river causing heavy casualties in warships and men. This forcing of the Beihe river led to Tientsin which was within easy reach of Beijing by land. An American gunboat also features in the painting, though it was present as an observer not as a combatant, making it certain that this was the event in question.For whom were such pictures intended? Whilst this particular set seems to have been assembled for a western purchaser, it would seem that these paintings would have had a much wider market at home in China, to be reached through the medium of wood-block printing. In the days before modern newspapers and photographic images, this was the universal means of reaching the public at large, whether by government notices and proclamations, or by commercial advertising of all kinds, and all over China. In one especially favoured format, they were also used to produce the lunar new year pictures (or nianhua) that had long been a universally popular kind of home decoration. Auspicious topics predominated, but warlike scenes - and always of imperial victories in different conflicts - were included. Paintings such as those in the album could be copied onto wood-blocks of different sizes (since some prints had to be large enough to be pasted on walls) and used to run off multiple copies. There was also the smaller market for the paintings themselves, which were copied in many Canton workshops and studios specializing in producing reproductions intended to be sold individually or in sets. They included those made for sale as "souvenir pictures" for Western visitors or sojourners, as with this particular album.Whilst there are no signs that any paintings are missing from this album, it is likely that those included were a selection of those available at the time. This said, our enquiries indicate that examples of paintings and wood-block prints of this sort are nowadays difficult to find, most probably on account of their being "political ephemera" rather than scholarly artistic works. There is still much research to be done in this field. We have not found an album of similar content which has been offered for sale or is held in an institution. A rare and profoundly important album. (When referring to this item please quote stockid 155794)....

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        Oeuvres Complètes

      Furne et Cie. New illustrated edition of 122 color plates erased and decorated by hand, on strong paper. The 122 boards contain more than 300 figures. The boards were designed by Janet Lange and Travies (the best illustrators to Buffon in the nineteenth), and engraved by Manceau, Fournier ...Binders half glazed calf vintage red. Smooth back nicely decorated with rock gardens and animal irons (stork, birds, monkeys). Friction hitches and light on the back. Friction on a dish. 4 corners folded and others rubbed.Pale freckles scattered and erratic (but never heavy or invasive), some pages include title, some not, same for the inside. Notebooks browned and some boards. The serpentes are present and the boards are in good condition, without browning, with occasional pale foxing in the margins, the boards of the first 2 volumes more scorched.Tome premier - General subjects, theory of the earth. 782 pages illustrated with a portrait, 5 color maps.Tome second - General subjects, theory of the Earth (Part 2), minerals. 775 pages.Volume third - Mammals. 726 illustrated pages with 13 color plates.fourth volume - Mammals (part 2). 784 illustrated pages with 29 color plates.Volume fifth - Birds. 653 illustrated pages with 44 color plates.Tome sixth - Birds (Part 2). 732 illustrated pages with 30 color plates. Furne et Cie Paris 1838 Fort in-8 (16,5x25,5cm) 6 tomes en 6 volumes reliés

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        The Koran, commonly called Al Koran of Mohammed

      London Printed for Charles Daly 1838 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. Near Fine 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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        Memoirs of Joseph Grimaldi. FIRST EDITION, 2nd issue. 2 vols.

      Richard Bentley. 1838 Half titles, front. port. vol. I, plates by George Cruikshank, 36pp cata. vol. II. Later full scarlet morocco for Hatchards, gilt spines & double-ruled borders. With the orig. pink cloth spine strips bound in at the end of each vol. Armorial bookplate of William H.R. Saunders. t.e.g. v.g.Cohn 237. The plate 'The last song', opposite p238 in vol. II, is in the second state, with elaborate 'pantomimesque' borders.

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        La peau de chagrin

      Delloye et Lecou. First illustrated edition, first printing, 100 vignettes on steel Gavarni, Baron, Lange ... The edition contains some good features first draft stipulated by Clouzot: Thumbnail skeletal pulling a man back into title page, thumbnail gardener is in p. By 303 against. Portraits and Pauline Foedora were fired extra on china mounted; they are only found in some copies, without being specific rare Clouzot. Bound in half brown calf romantic era. Smooth back adorned with chains and a long iron. Roulette tail and head. A slot in the upper joint in the first third of 6 cm. a slit in the lower joint in head of 1 cm. A snag tail with missing. Particularly fresh copy with very few pale rousserus margins, on a very white paper, very nice. Clouzot notes: "Work often dive, difficult to meet in beautiful conditions." The artwork is very nice and spicy and well inked note that it was a feat then insert steel engravings in the text and that this edition was particularly neat. One of the most iconic works of Balzac's novels, in which it forcefully illustrates his theory of will and desire, where a man consumes his own life by the power of his desires. --- Please note that the translation in english is done automatically, we apologize if the formulas are inaccurate. Contact us for any information! Delloye et Lecou Paris 1838 In 8 (16x26cm) relié

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        Fables de La Fontaine

      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. H. Fournier Paris 1838 In-8 (15x23,5cm) 292pp. et 312pp. 2 volumes reliés

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        La géologie et la minéralogie dans leurs rapports avec la théologie naturelle

      Crochard & Cie. First edition of the French translation. Binders full marbled sheepskin back smooth decorated with motifs typographical cold and golden threads and cold, gilded heads and feet in strips, gold caps on slightly rubbed, small traces of friction on the joints, triple frames wheels gilt on covers, gilded friezes on the cuts, corners bumped, guards and contreplats of handmade paper, binders of the time. Our copy is full of its 87 full-page plates (including 1 color fold torn at the beginning), some double or triple pages. Some spots, a stain on the edges of the first volume reached without the text. --- Please note that the translation in english is done automatically, we apologize if the formulas are inaccurate. Contact us for any information! Crochard & Cie Paris 1838 13x22cm 2 volumes reliés

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        Oliver Twist or the Parish Boys Progress by Boz

      

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        Autograph letter to Messrs Frederic Huth & Co.

      Off the Lizard, coast of England: 10 July, 1838. Three page manuscript letter, 205 x 165 mm., on a single sheet folded in half; postal stamps, remnants of red wax seal. Most uncommon autograph letter by the naturalist Lhotsky, written off the Cornish coast in 1838 as he returned from Hobart. Written in his difficult hand, the letter nonetheless can be shown to relate to Lhotsky's twin anxieties: concern about money, and worries about the fate of his collecting chests.Lhotsky was educated in Prague and Berlin, before joining the Bavarian Botanical Society and moving to Vienna. It was the King of Bavaria who granted him the funding to conduct research in South America and Australia, and Lhotsky duly arrived in Sydney in 1832, spending four difficult years in New South Wales during which time he made his important expedition to the Monaro and Snowy Mountains (his book, never completed, was published in Sydney and is now one of the famous rarities of inland exploration). In 1836 he moved to Hobart, where he managed to find work, including making a geological survey for Governor Franklin, but his prospects did not really improve, and he sailed for England in April 1838. Lhotsky's later career was difficult, and he died in poverty in 1866.The present letter was written to the London merchants and bankers Frederick Huth & Company of South Street, Finsbury Square. Huth had first gone into business for himself in Corunna, Spain in 1805, but by 1809 was in London. His company was at the South Street address in Finsbury from 1818 to 1839. Of slight stature, he was sometimes called the "Napoleon of the City", and his bank was considered second only to the truly global houses such as Barings or the Rothschilds. Here Lhotsky notes that he had paid the Hobart agents Willis Garrett & Co £50 for his passage, and used three chests of specimens as security for a further outstanding £30. Lhotsky asks the banker not to advance the funds until the chests are safely handed over.Manuscript material relating to Lhotsky is known to be very rare indeed, and this is a most unusual survival.Messrs Frederic Huth & CoN3South Street &Times SquareLondonOff the Lizard Coast of England10 July 38Wohlgeborener Herr!Ich habe die Ehre Ihnen anzuzeigen, daß ich für eine Zeitlang Australien verlaßen habe, um meine Reiseberichte zu drucken, u. andere _________ Geschäfte in England abzumachen. Ich nehme mich die Freyheit Ihnen von hier zu schreiben, u. das einer Geschäfter wegen. Ich habe in Hobartoon £50.0.0 für meine Passage bezahlt, u. die Herrn Willis & Garrett mitzuteilte, daß ich ihm, für die nachständigen £30.0.0 drey große Kisten als Sicherheit gabe, übrigens erwähnen, das ich zeitweilig Geldes durch Ihr Haus erhalte, welche ich ihm gleichfalls als Sicherheit darboth. __________ wurde angenommen. Wie es aber in Botany Bay zu gehen pflegt, so wurde ich ein paar Stunden von unsere Abreise, an Bord des Schiffes veranlaßt, nach übrigens Wechselbriefe zu diesen Betrags zu unterzeichnen. Zum Glück besitze ich eine Berechnung, voraus erhellt, daß meine 3 Kisten eine Sicherheit für diese £30.0.0 sind. Ich bitte daher Eure Wohlgeb. (auf den fall, daß Sie Gelde für mich haben), diesen Wechsel nicht zu bezahlen, weil sonst jeden Anhaltspunkt, meine Kisten in guten Zustände vom Schiffe zu erhalten, ___________ möchte. Sind Gelder da, so soll Zahlung und Ablieferung die Kisten unter einen geschehe; sind keine da, so will ich das Uebrigen selbst wiederstatten. Jedoch bitte ich Auslegen (____________) zu vermeiden. In ein paar Tagen werde ich die Ehre haben, Ihnen letzlich nach meinem vielen gemachten persönlich abzustatten. MitAchtung J. Lhotzky. C. T. Die 3 Kisten enthalten den besten Theil meiner gemachten Sammlungen.Huth is a banker, and Lhotzky writes to him from off the Lizard Coast to advise that he has left Australia for a while to have the report of his travels printed and to transact other business in England. He takes the liberty to write to advise that he had paid £50 for his passage and had offered the firm of Willis & Garrett three large chests containing the best of the collections that he had made as security for the outstanding £30. He did not have time, however, to get the bill of exchange signed in Botany Bay. He is fortunate to have a valuation for the chests, and offers them to Huth as security, but requests that Huth not advance the funds until the chests are safely handed over. In a few days he will be able to report on the many things he has done personally. Very good.

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        Map Illustrating the Plan for the Defences of the Western Frontier, as Proposed by Maj. Gen. Gaines in his Plan Dated Feb. 28, 1838...

      Washington, D.C. House of Reps. Doc. No. 311 25th Congress 2nd Session. 1838. Folding map, unfolding to approximately 23 1/2 x 14 1/3 inches, illustrating General Edmund P. Gaines extraordinary (for the time) plans for a network of military railroads allowing strategic deployment of troops, with focus on movement of troops between western frontier forts. The map depicts US. Territory west of the Mississippi, including present day Louisiana, Arkansas and Missouri, and extending north to Lake Superior. Lands occupied by Native Americans are denoted while various U.S. fortifications are indicated with red dots. The map is accompanied by Major Gaines report, plus related materials, comprising 58 pages overall. Both map and text (disbound from government publication) in exceptionally good clean condition. A desirable package combining map and report.

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        Singulorum Generum Curculionidum unam alteramve speciem additis iconibus ... Die Gattungen der Rüsselkäfer erläutert durch bildliche Darstellung einzelner Arten Heft 1-14, 17, 18

      Basel: Schweighauser, 1838-1845. 128 plates (126 hand-col). Paperback. 16 parts (of 19), 8vo (208x125mm), unbound in orig. printed blue/brown wrappers (Heft 2 + 4 in brown wrappers, rest in blue), several covers detached, some wear; some pages unopened; light foxing to text, plates mostly clean. Very good set. Text Latin and German. One of the rarest works on Coleoptera. Originally intended to be published in two volumes, each consisting of 10 Hefte (fascicules) (each with 8 plates and 8 leaves of descriptive text), however the final part of the second volume was never published. Of the 19 published Hefte, we offer here 16 (1-14, 17, 18), with 128 (of 152) mostly hand-coloured plates. Co-authored by two Swiss naturalists, Jonas David Labram (1785-1852), a botanical and entomological artist, and Ludwig Imhoff (1801-1868) a physician and zoologist. It is very unusual to find this work in its original state, with original parts in their printed wrappers. The 'Heft' numbers are hand written on each of the printed wrappers, which are dated, 1838 (Heft 1-5), 1840 (Heft 6-12), 1845 (Heft 13-14, 17, 18). Bousquet gives dates of publication: Hefte 1-2 (1838), 3-4 (1839), 5-7 (1840), 8-9 (1841), 10 (1842), 11 (1843), 12-13 (1845), 14 (1847), 15 (1848), 16-17 (1849), 18 (1850), 19 (1851). A title-page and preface (dated 1838), a title-page to Part 1 (fasc. 1-10) (dated 1842) and index to Part 1 (fasc. 1-10) are present. No preface or index were published for Part 2.

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        Chimie minérale et analyses de substances minérales, extraits publiés par M. P. B... Travaux de 1835, 1836 et 1837.

      Paris, Carilian-Goeury, 1838. ____ On joint : - BERTHIER, P. Chimie minérale et analyses de substances minérales. Travaux de 1838, 1839 et 1840. Paris, Carilian-Goeury, Valmont, 1841. In-8 de (4), 431, (19), 374, (14) pp., 4 planches dépliantes hors-texte. Même reliure. Très rare. Réunion de mémoires rassemblés par Berthier. On y trouve des textes de Thomson, Rose, Laurent, Berzelius, Kersten, Berthier et beaucoup d'autres. Pierre Berthier (1782-1861) "analysed kaolin, pioneered in locating deposits of native phosphates for use in agriculture, analyzed dozens of minerals and metalliferous ores, and discovered several new mineral species, including bauxite and Berthierite. Berthier is credited with knowing, before Mitscherlichors-textes work on isomorphism, that substances that are chemically different may have the same crystalline form and may even cocrystallize." DSB 2, 72. Des rousseurs. Cachet de bibliothèque. Manque à Cole, Duveen. *****. In-8. [203 x 122 mm] Collation : (4), 390, 300, (26) pp., 1 planche dépliante hors-texte. Demi-basane marron foncé, dos orné, tranches mouchetées. (Reliure de l'époque.).

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        Minute and Cash Book for the 'Loyal Star of Providence (Oddfellows) Lodge', Crowland, near Peterborough, Cambridgeshire 1838-1844.

      1838-1844 4to notebook, 228pp completed in manuscript. Half black sheep, marbled boards a little rubbed.Manuscript record of the activities of this Oddfellows Lodge from its inception in 1838 to July 10th 1844, giving details of Lodge and Committee meetings and finances. At the opening of the Lodge on October 8th there appear to have been ten members: Bro. William Smith, 'Noble Grand (Master)', Isic (sic) Phillips, Vice, John Hackworth, Secretary, Jeremiah Askew, Warden, Thomas Booth 'Outdoor Tyler', James Ellis 'Inside ditto', John Kirby 'R-H-S to NG', Charles Hickling (crossed through, replaced by William Whittle) 'L-H-S to NG', Thomas Clark, Treasurer, with post of Assistant Secretary left vacant. The officers names are updated to April 7th 1841. Funds were raised from Initiations, Subscriptions, Goods Sold, Fines paid and 'Proposition Money'. As membership and funds increase, services such as a retained surgeon, sick relief and funding for funerals are introduced. By October 1839, almost 100 people were 'invited to attend the anniversary' - an important annual celebration. All is not plain sailing: there is a 'Protest' to the District Officers at Wisbeach (sic) for not giving sufficient assistance, while one of them, P. Gill, charged a fee for 'casual instruction' while he had 'accidentally' passed through Crowland - a charge which was swiftly 'crossed from our bill'. The Lodge also fought against being forced to join a District Funeral Fund having set up their own and against a suggestion that the Lodge join up with Whittlesea. As well as settling internal disputes between Brothers, in January 1839 it was proposed that the venue for meetings be changed owing to the 'conduct of the hostess' and 'through the immorality practised in the next room' (presumably by either Mrs Clark or Thomas Clark, the treasurer); after a vote, gatherings would henceforth take place 'at the House of Abraham Blood - known by the sign of the George Hotel.' In May 1839, Henry Girdlestone was elected an Honorary Member having wagered that he could walk a thousand miles in a hundred days - and in fact completed 1,025 miles in 49 days. The 'Oddfellows' emerged from mediaeval trade guilds as friendly societies for mutual support by and for members in times of sickness and bad luck. Compared with freemasonic lodges centred on one trade or profession, members were working class tradesmen and craftsmen - such as wheelwrights, carters, labourers, millers, farmers and bricklayers - 'oddfellows' from an assortment of trades. This detailed manuscript record gives a very clear picture of such a friendly society, its fund-raising, disbursements, disputes and management.

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        Copy of a Despatch from Lieut.-Governor Sir John Franklin, to Lord Glenelg... relative to the present system of Convict Discipline in Van Diemen's Land.

      London: by order of Parliament, 1838. Tall quarto, fine in an attractive red crushed morocco binding by Sangorski, spine in raised bands with gilt lettering. Detailed report on convict management prepared shortly after the arrival of Governor Sir John Franklin in Van Diemen's Land. The document was issued at the beginning of Franklin's rule, and amasses information relating to the system created by the Governor George Arthur (whose regulations are here printed over 11 pages). Accordingly, it is a benchmark publication for the convict history of Tasmania. It includes testimonials and documents submitted by most of the major players in the penal system, including men who later became bitter enemies of the new Governor. The report incorporates an evaluation of convict discipline by Captain Alexander Maconochie who travelled from Britain to serve as Franklin's private secretary. Although dismissed in 1838, Maconochie later served as Superintendent of Norfolk Island and is regarded as the most enlightened penal reformer working in Australia during the transportation era.The lengthy appendices to this volume are a goldmine of detailed biographical and statistical information for the year 1837, detailing pardons, tickets of leave, the sentencing of recidivist convicts and much more.

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        Paul et Virginie

      L. Curmer. Famous illustrated edition of nearly 450 labels engraved on wood, 29 boards inset on from China and 7 portraits engraved on steel by T. Johannot, Meissonier, Iasbey, P. Huet.Bound in full morocco cherry, smooth spine slightly discolored with a gold cartridge complete with romantic golden arabesques, golden wheels on the headdresses, slightly split bit head, framing a set of gilded nets quadruple and cold on boards enriched with gilt spandrels typograpiques motifs, golden central cartouche-shaped lobed enriched angles romantic gilded irons, framing a golden lace on contreplats, guards and contreplats white watered silk, double nets gilded on the cuts, all slices golden, some minor scratches on the cuts, elegant romantic contemporary binding signed by Lawrence.Our copy is complete his map of the Ile-de-France by Dyonnet and two portraits called "English".The title is in second draw to the address of 49 rue de Richelieu, the portrait of the "Good Woman" is not set on page 418.Some minor foxing.Beautiful copy of this landmark book, one of the finest achievements of romantic illustration, drawn in a perfect romantic binding Lawrence. L. Curmer Paris 1838 16,5x26cm relié

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