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        Incidents of Border Life, Illustrative of the Times and Condition of the First Settlements in Parts of the Middle and Western States Comprising Narratives of Strange and Thrilling Adventure--Accounts of Battles--Skirmishes and Personal Encounters with the Indians-- Descriptions of their Manners, Customs, Modes of Warfare, Treatment of Prisoners &c. &c.--also, the History of Sev

      Chambersburg, PA: J. Pritts, 1839. First edition. Hardcover. Very good. 8vo. 491pp. followed by the Supplement bringing the total pagination to 511. The Supplement contains three pieces by Charles Fenno Hoffman: "The Dead Clearing:", "The Last Arrow" and "Indian Parents at their Child's Grave". Eight plates, including the three plates in the supplementary material and the 5 called for by Howes. Original sheep. Spine with simple gilt rules, red leather lettering piece, gilt. Typical foxing and some staining else a very good copy. As seems to be usual with this edition, though not mentioned by either Howes nor Sabin, bound without pp. 485-488. Howes P-622. Sabin 65719.

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        HISTORIA DE CARLOS QUINTO. Historia del reinado del Emperador Carlos Quinto, precedida de una descripción de los progresos de la sociedad en Europa, desde la ruina del Imperio Romano hasta principios del siglo XVI. Tomos I-II-III-IV: Obra completa. OBRAS ESCOGIDAS DE W. ROBERTSON. Traducción de José María Gutiérrez de la Peña. Nueva edición adornada con hermosos retratos abiertos en acero. Barcelona, Editor Librería de Juan Oliveres. Año 1839-1840. Con VI+334 ¿ 318 ¿ 325 ¿ 394 pp. respectivamente incluido en el último tomo un extenso índice de materias. Tamaños cuarta. Encuadernación original en plena piel española. Lomos con filetes, ornamentos y caracteres dorados sobre tejuelos piel verde oscuro. Cortes color salmón. Ejemplares bien cu

      1839 - HISTORIA DE CARLOS QUINTO. Historia del reinado del Emperador Carlos Quinto, precedida de una descripción de los progresos de la sociedad en Europa, desde la ruina del Imperio Romano hasta principios del siglo XVI. Tomos I-II-III-IV: Obra completa. OBRAS ESCOGIDAS DE W. ROBERTSON. Traducción de José María Gutiérrez de la Peña. Nueva edición adornada con hermosos retratos abiertos en acero. Barcelona, Editor Librería de Juan Oliveres. Año 1839-1840. Con VI+334 ¿ 318 ¿ 325 ¿ 394 pp. respectivamente incluido en el último tomo un extenso índice de materias. Tamaños cuarta. Encuadernación original en plena piel española. Lomos con filetes, ornamentos y caracteres dorados sobre tejuelos piel verde oscuro. Cortes color salmón. Ejemplares bien cuidados. Sin rastros de anteriores poseedores. Presencia de óxido debida al tipo de papel y su antigüedad. Pequeñas faltas y roces en cubiertas. Falta más notable en vértice superior del lomo en tomo 4 (ver foto). [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Cutoff-River. Branch of the Wabash [Vig. 8]

      Paris, Coblenz and London: [1839-1842]. Hand-coloured aquatint engraving by Weber after Bodmer, blindstamp. 9 x 12 3/4 inches. 17 3/4 x 24 3/8 inches. A highly dramatic scene that amply displays Bodmer's love of the natural landscape. A day's excursion on a little frequented tributary of the Wabash draws to a close, the light is fading, the artist leaves his canoe wedged against a half-submerged tree-trunk long enough to make one final sketch before heading home. A Turkey Vulture settles down to roost. During Prince Maximilian's five month stay at New Harmony, Indiana, Bodmer had ample opportunity to explore the surrounding landscape. The present view was probably carried out in late November or early December 1832. Karl Bodmer's images show great versatility and technical virtuosity and give us a uniquely accomplished and detailed picture of a previously little understood (and soon to vanish) way of life. Swiss-born Bodmer was engaged by Prince Maximilian zu Wied-Neuwied (1782-1867) specifically to provide a record of his travels in North America, principally among the Plains Indians. In the company of David Dreidoppel (Prince Maximilian's servant and hunting companion), their travels in North America were to last from 1832 to 1834. They arrived in Boston in July 1832, traveled on to Philadelphia, where they stayed with Napoleon Bonaparte's elder brother Joseph. From here they headed west across Pennsylvania across the Alleghenies to Pittsburgh and the Ohio country, visiting all the important German settlements en route. Their most important stop on their route west was at the utopian colony of New Harmony in Indiana. The Prince spent five months there in the company of some of the countries leading scientific men, and studying all the relevant literature on backcountry America. On 24 March 1833 the party reached St. Louis, Missouri, and the start of the journey into Indian country. Graff 4648; Howes M443a; Pilling 2521; Sabin 47014; Wagner-Camp 76:1.

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        A Treatise on the Nature of Club-Foot and Analogous Distortions; including their treatment both with and without surgical operation. Illustrated by a series of cases and numerous practical instructions

      London: W. Jeffs, 1839. Very rare 1st edition in green embossed cloth; spine and endpages have been repaired. 276pp. Engraved illustrations throughout. With several pages of advertisements at the front and rear. With bookplate of the Library of Medical and Chirurgical Faculty of Maryland. Little (1810-1894) suffered from a deformed foot himself, which was corrected by Louis Stromeyer, with whom Little studied surgical techniques. Little also founded the Royal Orthopaedic Hospital of London and was the first to medically identify spastic diplegia.

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        The Fly-Fisher's Entomology, Illustrated by Coloured Representations of the Natural and Artificial Insect. And Accompanied by a few Observations and Instructions relative to Trout-and-Grayling Fishing

      London: Longman, Orme, Brown, Green and Longmans, 1839.. 8vo. (9 x 5.75 inches). pp.xii, 115. Twenty hand-coloured plates. Original blind-stamped cloth. resewn, guarded folds, endpapers jointed, rebacked lined, spine relaid, corners mended, waxed. Endpapers spotted, with trifle occasional spots elsewhere. O/w contents clean and bright. Binding firm and square. A Very Good copy. First class restoration now makes this book well-set and perfectly usable. Second edition.

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        Mehkskeme-Sukahs. Blackfoot-chief. Tátsicki Stomick. Piëkann Chief [Tab. 45]

      Paris, Coblenz and London: [1839-1842]. Hand-coloured aquatint engraving by Allais after Bodmer, blindstamp. 14 1/8 x 18 inches. 18 x 24 5/8 inches. Bird's-eye maple, gold liner. 24 1/2 x 31 1/4 inches. A fine half- length double portrait by Bodmer of two Blackfoot chiefs: Prince Maximilian referred to Mehkskéhme-Sukáhs [`Iron Shirt'] as the most distinguished of the several chiefs who gathered to welcome the arrival of the keelboat Flora at Fort McKenzie on 9 August 1833. At the time he was wearing a lace-trimmed scarlet uniform obtained from the British traders as a gift. He posed for this portrait on August 11th wearing a hide shirt decorated with otter fur, beadwork and metal trade buttons. In his hair are feathers, a bear claw and what appears to be a small ermine with blue beads for eyes. Tátsicki-Stomíck [`Middle Bull'] was probably the principal chief of the Piegan Blackfoot. He was a serious thoughtful man who had sought to maintain an amicable trading relationship between his people and the various companies competing for hides and pelts. Maximilian had particularly admired a shirt of his made from the skin of a bighorn sheep, richly ornamented with ermine, feathers and tufts of hair, and Maximilian lamented that for the present portrait he wore a much simpler shirt decorated with simple beadwork. Karl Bodmer's images show great versatility and technical virtuosity and give us a uniquely accomplished and detailed picture of a previously little understood (and soon to vanish) way of life. Swiss-born Bodmer was engaged by Prince Maximilian zu Wied-Neuwied (1782-1867) specifically to provide a record of his travels in North America, principally among the Plains Indians. In the company of David Dreidoppel (Prince Maximilian's servant and hunting companion), their travels in North America were to last from 1832 to 1834. Well-armed with information and advice, the party finally left St.Louis, on the most important stage of their travels, aboard the steamer Yellow Stone on April 10 1833. They proceeded up the treacherous Missouri River along the line of forts established by the American Fur Company. At Bellevue they encountered their first Indians, then went on to make contact with the Sioux tribe, learning of and recording their little known ceremonial dances and powerful pride and dignity. Transferring from the Yellow Stone to another steamer, the Assiniboin, they continued to Fort Clark, visiting there the Mandan, Mintari and Crow tribes, then the Assiniboins at Fort Union, the main base of the American Fur Company. On a necessarily much smaller vessel they journeyed through the extraordinary geological scenery of that section of the Missouri to Fort Mackenzie in Montana, establishing a cautious friendship with the fearsome Blackfeet. From this, the westernmost point reached, it was considered too dangerous to continue and the return journey downstream began. The winter brought its own difficulties and discomforts, but Bodmer was still able to execute numerous studies of villages, dances and especially the people, who were often both intrigued and delighted by his work. The portraits are particularly notable for their capturing of individual personalities, as well as forming a primary account of what were to become virtually lost cultures. Graff 4648; Howes M443a; Pilling 2521; Sabin 47014; Wagner-Camp 76:1.

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        Piesn Ruskikh Volkslied der Russen hymne russe

      Berlin: Schlesinger [PN S.2285]. [1839]. Folio. [1] (title), 2-3 engraved music, [4] (blank) pp. Title with central emblem of a male head in profile on a shield draped with a cloak and adorned with spears, a sheaf of arrows and armor. & & Musical setting for voice and piano with an additional version for two pianos. Text in German and French. & & With contemporary signature to upper outer corner of title and small circular musicseller's stamp to lower margin. Small binder's holes to spine from early sewing; some very minor foxing. Agent's address to title: "Petersburg, Richter. Paris, M. Schlesinger. Moscou, Lehnhold," "Choix de Romances No. 182" to foot of page 2. . ?First German Edition of the Russian Czarist National Anthem, "God Save the Czar!," here "Gott seides Herrschers Schutz!" This edition not located in OCLC, COPAC or Karlsruhe. & & "In 1833 Czar Nicholas I commanded Alexei Lvov, director of the Imperial court choir, to compose a Russian national anthem [to text by Vasili Zhukovskii (1783-1852)]." Fuld 5, pp. 480-481. & & The possible first edition, published in St. Petersburg, dates from ca. 1835. Fuld cites an orchestral score with chorus published in July 1839 with a higher plate number (2324) and a piano-vocal score (PN 2551) published in June 1840. The present edition would appear to pre-date the German editions listed by Fuld.

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        Engravings from the Ancient Marbles in the British Museum. Part VIII. Frieze of the Parthenon.

      W. Nicol, London 1839 - This volume "contains a description of the sculptures which formed the frieze round the outside of the cella of the Parthenon." 209 pages. Original boards. Spine showing signs of wear. Uncut pages, There are 56 engraved plates. The first 42 plates are, generally, very clean--though there is darkening toward the bottom of the pages. Plates 43-45 have some spotting. Though most of the plates 46-56 are clean, some have spotting just within the margin of the plates. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Charles Dickens The Life and Adventures of Nicholas Nickleby First Edition in Book Form 1839 with the Charles Dickens Portrait Frontispiece by Daniel Maclise 39 Plates by Phiz and 40 Additional Plates by Thomas Onwhyn

      London: Chapman and Hall, 1839. The First Edition has this very scare and possibly unique antique Charles Dickens The Life and Adventures of Nicholas Nickleby book for sale. This is the first edition in book form of Charles Dickens Nicholas Nickleby that was published in 1839 by Chapman and Hall. This is an incredibly rare and possibly unique Charles Dickens Nicholas Nickleby first edition because it not only has the Charles Dickens portrait plate by Daniel Maclise, but also has the 39 Nicholas Nickleby plates by Phiz and additionally all 40 scarce additional Nicholas Nickleby plates by Thomas Onwhyn who went under his name and also his pseudonym of Peter Palette. There are a total of 80 plates in this Charles Dickens Nicholas Nickleby first edition book. Please click on the following link for a Full List of Plates by Daniel Maclise, Phiz and Thomas Onwhyn. Thank you. Please see below the thumbnail images for the full set of images from Charles Dickens Nicholas Nickleby, which can be enlarged by clicking on the images. This Charles Dickens Nicholas Nickleby antiquarian book has many issue points which include Page 123 line 17 has the word "visiter" misspelt for the word "sister", with this error only found in some copies bound from the earlier parts (please see Walter E. Smith Charles Dickens in the Original Cloth page 42); page 160, 6 lines up from the bottom of the page has the word "latter" instead of the word "letter"; and according to Walter E. Smith Charles Dickens in the Original Cloth "this error not always found with the one on p. 123"; and page 270 line 15 has the word "Mercie". Click on the following link for a List of More Issue Points. Thank you. This Charles Dickens Nicholas Nickleby first edition in book form comes in an antique half calf over marbled boards which have a six compartment spine with the title Nicholas Nickleby in gilt. The boards are worn with knocks to the leather corners and to the top and bottom of the leather spine. But, the boards are complete and sound in construction. There are 624 numbered pages with green endpapers, lacking the half title page, and with the Charles Dickens frontispiece and 79 plates by Hablot Knight Browne or Phiz and Thomas Onwhyn throughout this book. The pages are in Good to Very Good condition with foxing to the pages and plates, the plate opposite page 68 has become detached with time and is loosely inserted, and there are a number of professional tape repairs throughout the book. This is an incredibly scarce Charles Dickens Nicholas Nickleby first edition book that rarely comes onto the market with all known plates in one book with many of the rare first issue points. This is the first time that we have sold Charles Dickens Nicholas Nickleby with the Daniel Maclise plate, the Phiz plates and all the 40 Thomas Onwhyn plates. It is our opinion that this early Charles Dickens Nicholas Nickleby book is so rare and complete that it is unlikely that it will ever appear in this form on the market again for a very long time. This Charles Dickens book will make the perfect addition to any serious Charles Dickens book collection or any antiquarian book collection.. First Edition in Book Form. Half-Leather. Very Good/No Jacket. Illus. by Daniel Maclise, Phiz and Thomas Onwhyn.

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        The Youth of Shakespeare. 3 Volumes

      Henry Colburn, London 1839 - 3 volumes. A novel of the young life of Shakespeare. Half morocco and marbled boards. Raised bands and gilt panelling to spines. Marbled endpapers. Bookplate to pastedown. Minor foxing to prelims, text clean and clear. A handsome set. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Woman of the Snake-Tribe. Woman of the Cree- Tribe. [Tab. 33]

      Paris, Coblenz and London: [1839-1842]. Aquatint engraving by Hürlimann after Bodmer, blind stamp. 18 x 24 13/16 inches. A fine double-portrait composed by Bodmer from individual portraits executed at Fort McKenzie and Fort Union. The figure on the left is of a Shoshone (or Shoshoni) woman who was the wife of Marcereau, a fur company employee, who was based at Fort McKenzie. Bodmer sketched her on about 6 September in June of 1833. There were a number of Shoshone women at the fort who were said to have been captured from their home territory west of the Rocky Mountains by raiding Blackfeet. The figure to the right is a Cree woman, married to Deschamps, a man employed by the fur company as a hunter. She was sketched by Bodmer in October 1833 at Fort Union as the party made its way from Fort Mckenzie back down to Fort Clarke and their winter quarters. The blue- black patterning to the chin is a quite distinctive Cree pattern. Karl Bodmer's images show great versatility and technical virtuosity and give us a uniquely accomplished and detailed picture of a previously little understood (and soon to vanish) way of life. Swiss-born Bodmer was engaged by Prince Maximilian zu Wied-Neuwied (1782-1867) specifically to provide a record of his travels in North America, principally among the Plains Indians. In the company of David Dreidoppel (Prince Maximilian's servant and hunting companion), their travels in North America were to last from 1832 to 1834. Well-armed with information and advice, the party finally left St.Louis, on the most important stage of their travels, aboard the steamer Yellow Stone on April 10 1833. They proceeded up the treacherous Missouri River along the line of forts established by the American Fur Company. At Bellevue they encountered their first Indians, then went on to make contact with the Sioux tribe, learning of and recording their little known ceremonial dances and powerful pride and dignity. Transferring from the Yellow Stone to another steamer, the Assiniboin, they continued to Fort Clark, visiting there the Mandan, Mintari and Crow tribes, then the Assiniboins at Fort Union, the main base of the American Fur Company. On a necessarily much smaller vessel they journeyed through the extraordinary geological scenery of that section of the Missouri to Fort Mackenzie in Montana, establishing a cautious friendship with the fearsome Blackfeet. From this, the westernmost point reached, it was considered too dangerous to continue and the return journey downstream began. The winter brought its own difficulties and discomforts, but Bodmer was still able to execute numerous studies of villages, dances and especially the people, who were often both intrigued and delighted by his work. The portraits are particularly notable for their capturing of individual personalities, as well as forming a primary account of what were to become virtually lost cultures. Graff 4648; Howes M443a; Pilling 2521; Sabin 47014; Wagner-Camp 76:1.

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        SKETCHES IN FRANCE, SWITZERLAND and ITALY

      London, Charles Hullmandel for Hodgson and Graves, no date, (1839).. Folio, approximately 560 x 380 mm, 22 x 15 inches, 26 tinted plates (one tint) including lithographed title page, all with paper guards, printed by Hullmandel after Prout, no text (as published) except for 4 pages of adverts at end, original publisher's quarter brown morocco spine, dark blue moire linen boards, gilt title to spine, gilt title to upper cover, gilt vertical dividing rule between boards and spine, yellow endpapers. Rubbing to spine, slight wear to head and tail of spine, corners slightly worn with boards just showing, pale stain to top margins of all plates just touching the top corner of 3 plates and title, hardly affecting the image, lithograph dedication page with list of plates on verso, some foxing to margins of a few plates, first free endpaper has small closed tear repaired with document repair tape, gutters beginning to split, plates still holding but could work loose, otherwise a good copy. See J. R. Abbey, Travel in Aquatint and Lithography, Volume 1, page 41, No. 34 for an identical copy. The plates are of : Porte of St Martins Tour; Chartres; Strasbourg; La Halle au Ble Tours; St Symphorien, Tours; Amboise; Geneva; Lausanne; Sion; Milan; Mausolee de Mastin II famille de L'Escaile; Bridge of Sighs, Venice; St Mark's Venice; Temple of Pallas, Rome; Lyon; Geneva; Domo d'Ossola; Piazzeta Venice; S. M. della Salute, Venice; Ducal Palace, Venice; Venice, The Rialto; Como; Milan; Basle; the Forum, Rome; Schaffhausen. MORE IMAGES ATTACHED TO THIS LISTING. POSTAGE AT COST.

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        Opere.

      presso Giovanni Resnati,, Milano, 1839 - Sei volumi di cm. 25, pp. 3.500 ca. complessive. Con ritratto inciso all'antiporta del primo volume e una tavola ripiegata riproducente una lettera del Monti (al sesto volume). Solida ed elegante legatura coeva in mezza pelle verde, dorsi lisci con titoli e fregi in oro. Esemplare fresco, marginoso ed in eccellente stato di conservazione. Si tratta della non comune tiratura in-8 grande, più curata e su carta di maggiore qualità rispetto a quella in-12 apparsa con le stesse note editoriali. La legatura è stata eseguita dall'atelier milanese C. Mauri, come attestato dalle etichette coeve apposte alle sguardie. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Autograph letter signed to Robert Southey :

      "At the desire of my own, & Mrs. Murray's, excellent friend - Mrs. Trollope, I write these few lines of introduction to you. Her valuable writings will obtain for her a far more flattering reception than any unnecessary recommendation from me. Allow me to congratulate you upon your recent alliance with a Lady of whose talents and amiability I have heard invaluable praise". Albermarle Street, July 24th 1839. 1-side 8vo; laid down on a leaf from an album compiled by Maria Burrard, 2nd cousin of Caroline Anne Southey. Murray refers, of course, to Southey's marriage to Caroline Bowles. With the related autograph letter from FRANCES TROLLOPE (1780-1863; novelist), in the third person, to Robert Southey: "Mrs. Trollope presents her compliments to Mr. & Mrs. Southey and with her daughter and two sons will have the honour of calling on them any morning after tomorrow that they will have the kindness to name". Ambleside, Wednesday Aug. 7th 1839. Laid down on part of another leaf from the same album, on the reverse of which is the end of a letter from Lady Charlotte Bury (1775-1861; novelist): "Lady Charlotte begs to apologise for this liberty"

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        The First Steeple-Chace on Record (Set of four)

      London: Ben. Brooks, 1839. unbound. very good(-). J. Harris. View (set of four). Aquatint with original hand coloring. Each page measures 14" x 16". Beautiful set of four aquatints depicting the first steeple-chase race on record. Plate I is titled "Ipswich, the Watering-place behind the Barracks", Plate II "The large field near Biles's Corner", Plate III "The last field near Nacton Heath" and Plate IV "Nacton Church and Village". Unusual for depicting night scenes, these four plates were published in "A Monthly Chronicle of The Turf, The Chase, and Rural Sports in all their Varieties", a nineteenth century monthly which reported on the present day equestrian sporting life. Drawn by Henry Alken, a leading British sporting artist. Each plate has overall toning and minor tape residue. Tears to Plate I, tears and loss to upper left corner to Plate II, chip to lower right corner and tears to edges and center of image to Plate III, tears to Plate IV.

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        The Complete Family Bible Containing the Sacred Text of the Old and New Testaments with the Apocyrpha At Large Illustrated with Maps and Plates - with John Brown's Concordance [Revised and Corrected]

      Concord, N. H. , Roby, Kimball, And Merrill, 1839. 1st Ediition in this form. Subjects: Bible & Concordances, English--American Revised. Bible--Versions--United States. Scattered marginal foxing. An exceptional copy in the original gilt-bordered, [full] aniline calf; professionally and very sympathetically re-spined with raised bands, gilt-cross bands and titling. Scans and additional bibliographic detail on request.

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        Neue komische Briefe des Hans-Jörgels von Gumpoldskirchen an seinen Schwager Maxel, in Feselau, und dessen Gespräche über verschiedene Tagesbegebenheiten in Wien. Nebst den Antworten des Schwagers Maxel in Feselau und den Bemerkungen des Amtschreibers Nigowitz.

      Wien, Bauer und Dirnböck, 1839. - 12 Hefte in 1 Band. (2), 60 SS. (2), 62 SS. (2), 62 SS. (2), 62 SS. (2), 61, (1) SS. 63, (1) SS. 64 SS. 64 SS. 64 SS. 63, (1) SS. 64 SS. 64 SS. Mit zus. 12 gest. Frontispizen im zeitgenöss. Kolorit. Marmorierter Pappband der Zeit mit goldgepr. Rückentitel. 8vo. Kompletter Jahrgang des Jahres 1839 (44 Briefe). Die beliebten, 1833-48 vom Staatsbuchhaltungsbeamten Weis (1801-62) herausgegebenen "Briefe des Hans-Jörgel von Gumpoldskirchen" waren eine für den vormärzlichen Humor wichtige Wiederbelebung der "Eipeldauer-Briefe". Die kritischen und vielgelesenen "Hans-Jörgel"-Briefe unterliefen die Metternich'sche Zensur durch mundartliche Derbheit; zuletzt aber wurde die Zeitschrift selbst das Opfer der Revolution (vgl. Wurzbach LIV, 120): Nach einer Umbenennung in den "Constitutionellen Hans-Jörgel" wurde sie eingestellt und dann 1851 als "Hans Jörgel von Speising" kurzfristig wiederbelebt. - Einband berieben; Ecken, Kanten und Gelenke stärker bestoßen. Aus der Viennensia-Sammlung Prof. Dr. Ferdinand Engel. Weller (Pseud.) 279. Wurzbach V, 216. Hayn/Gotendorf VIII, 460f. ("Interessante Zeit- und Sittenschrift im Wiener Dialekt"). [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Ponte do Lima

      Scenery of Portugal & Spain. P&D. COLNAGHI & CO. PALL MALL, East. ACKERMANN & CO. STRAND., 1839. Size: 390 x 245 mm. Lithograph. Original colour. Fine condition. George Vivian (1798-1873), draughtsman and painter from London, travelled through Spain and Portugal making sketches of many old buildings and towns. On his return Vivian made the drawings famous publishing a collection of lithographs under the title "Scenery of Portugal & Spain". The work consists of 33 magnificent drawings on stone by L. Haghe. Vivian selected the most interesting and picturesque scenes for the lithographs, delivering a vivid picture of the countries in the early nineteenth century. Vivian notes: 'Ponte do Lima. This Town lies about 6 leagues W. of Braga in the same Province. The R. Lima has been supposed by many to be the Lethe of the Ancients.' Engraved by HAGHE, L.

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        Nuovo Dizionario Teorico-Pratico del Notariato nel Quale

      1839. [Calza, Giovanni]. Nuovo Dizionario Teorico-Pratico del Notariato nel Quale si Espongono per Ordine Alfabetico le Leggi Romane e Patrie le Disposizioni del Nuovo Codice Civile, Le Decisioni dei Supremi Magistrati e le Istruzioni Ministeriali che Risguardano la Scienza del Notajo. Turin: Dai Tipografi Cassone, Marzorati e Vercellotti, 1839. Two volumes. Main text in parallel columns. Quarto (10" x 7"). Contemporary quarter morocco over marbled boards, gilt titles and volume numbers to spines, speckled edges. Some rubbing to boards and extremities with wear to corners. Interior has light to moderate toning and light foxing in places. Early owner stamp to title pages, interior otherwise clean. * Only edition. With indexes. Encyclopedic in scope, this is a reference for notaries in the Kingdom of Sardinia (Piedmont-Sardinia). The entries are quite detailed; several entries have sub-divisions and many contain cross-references. A Sardinian notary was an important legal officer with a role analogous to a present-day English solicitor. The Kingdom of Sardinia led the Risorgimento and its legal system was adopted by the states that comprise present-day Italy. One copy found on OCLC (at UC-Berkeley Law Library). KVK locates 2 copies worldwide, both in Italy. Not in the British Museum Catalogue.

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        Notice Sur Les Missions Du Diocese de Quebec, Qui Sont Secourues Par L'association de la Propagationd de la Foi. Janvier, 1839, No 1 to Mai 1874 No. 21 All Published

      Quebec: Frechette & Co. 1839-1974, 1st printings. () Very good. Octavo. Bound in original half black calf and marbled boards. The complete is bound in two different bindings with all three varing somewhat in heighth. Several old institutional rubber stamps on the first title pages of each volume. Large folding map of Oregon in the 10th issue. Generally very clean and attractive. Wagner-Camp 78. Extremely scarce as a complete set of this missionary publication..

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        Dog-Sledges of the Mandan Indians. [Vig. 29]

      Paris, Coblenz and London: [1839-1842]. Hand-coloured aquatint engraving by Hürlimann after Bodmer, blindstamp. 11 1/2 x 15 1/4 inches. Bodmer painted this scene during the winter of 1833-4 which he and Prince Maximilian spent at Fort Clark, between the Knife and Heart Rivers in the territory of the Mandans and the Hidatsas. The Mandans had two sites for their main villages: one occupied in the winter, the second in the summer. The scene depicted was probably executed in February when the move from the winter village began. The sledge was constructed from two long flat boards laced together lengthwise with thongs, four slender crossbars provided stability. The front end was bent upwards and secured in place to the body of the sledge by stout leather cords. Dogs were the preferred beast-of-burden over horses as they were lighter (over thin ice and the snow-crust) and apparently had more stamina. Karl Bodmer's images show great versatility and technical virtuosity and give us a uniquely accomplished and detailed picture of a previously little understood (and soon to vanish) way of life. Swiss-born Bodmer was engaged by Prince Maximilian zu Wied-Neuwied (1782-1867) specifically to provide a record of his travels in North America, principally among the Plains Indians. In the company of David Dreidoppel (Prince Maximilian's servant and hunting companion), their travels in North America were to last from 1832 to 1834. Well-armed with information and advice, the party finally left St.Louis, on the most important stage of their travels, aboard the steamer Yellow Stone on April 10 1833. They proceeded up the treacherous Missouri River along the line of forts established by the American Fur Company. At Bellevue they encountered their first Indians, then went on to make contact with the Sioux tribe, learning of and recording their little known ceremonial dances and powerful pride and dignity. Transferring from the Yellow Stone to another steamer, the Assiniboin, they continued to Fort Clark, visiting there the Mandan, Mintari and Crow tribes, then the Assiniboins at Fort Union, the main base of the American Fur Company. On a necessarily much smaller vessel they journeyed through the extraordinary geological scenery of that section of the Missouri to Fort Mackenzie in Montana, establishing a cautious friendship with the fearsome Blackfeet. From this, the westernmost point reached, it was considered too dangerous to continue and the return journey downstream began. The winter brought its own difficulties and discomforts, but Bodmer was still able to execute numerous studies of villages, dances and especially the people, who were often both intrigued and delighted by his work. The portraits are particularly notable for their capturing of individual personalities, as well as forming a primary account of what were to become virtually lost cultures. Graff 4648; Howes M443a; Pilling 2521; Sabin 47014; Wagner-Camp 76:1.

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        NATURALIST'S LIBRARY. MAMMALIA. VARIOUS VOLUMES

      18. JARDINE, William, series ed. THE NATURALIST'S LIBRARY. MAMMALIA. [VARIOUS VOLUMES]. Edinburgh: W. H. Lizars, [etc.], 1839(-1841). We offer the following volumes: Vol. 8, Amphibious Carnivora, including the Walrus and Seals, also of the Herbivorous Cetecea, &c., by Robert Hamilton; Vol. 9, Dogs: Candidae or Genus Canis of Authors, including also the Genera Hyaena and Proteles, by Chas. Hamilton Smith; Vol. 11, Marsupialia or Pouched Animals, by G. R. Waterhouse. Illustrated with 103 engraved plates, of which all but seven are beautifully hand-colored; only two engraved title-pages, the three frontis. portraits, and two other plates are uncolored. Three octavo volumes; all are complete. Once uniformly bound in quarter calf and marbled boards, with matching marbled endpapers, gilt labels at spine, and top-edges trimmed and gilt; however, the boards and backstrip of Vol. 11 are detached. Regarding Vols. 8 and 9, their spines are sunned and the leather and boards are heavily rubbed and very worn. Armorial bookplate at front patedown of each volume. Vol. 8 has negligible intermittent foxing throughout; the other volumes are mostly clean internally, despite light foxing of initial and closing leaves. Lovely plates and complete texts which, because of the poor condition of the bindings, are offered with all faults.

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        THE GREEN MOUNTAIN BOYS: A Historical Tale of the Early Settlement of Vermont

      Montpelier, VT: E. P. Walton and Sons, 1839. First edition. Two 12mo. volumes in original cloth, rebacked with new paper spine labels (vol. 1: 168 x 106 mm; vol. 2: 177 x 107 mm), collating: [7], 8-246; [3], 4-290; complete. Volume one with the lower margin about one cm shorter than volume two. Volume two with outer margin of final leaf trimmed, not affecting text and with marginal wear and light chipping to first fifteen pages. Both volumes a bit soiled and browned. Early ownership markings in both volumes. Thompson's best remembered work of juvenile fiction, following in the footsteps of James Fenimore Cooper and Sir Walter Scott. A rare set in the original cloth with copies found at auction in both original boards and original cloth. A Peter Parley to Penrod 'border-line' selection.

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        Die Erde in Zwey Halbkugeln

      Nuremberg: Christoph Fembo, 1839. Copper-engraved map, with original outline colour. Good condition, trimmed within platemark on the top and sides, neat line intact. 17 1/3 x 23 1/2 inches. A very attractive and finely colored twin-hemisphere map of the world This very finely engraved map portrays the world on a bi-hemispheric projection. It evinces the great cartographic tradItion of Nuremberg, where it was devised by Professor Conrad Mannert. It depicts the globe during the height of European imperial expansion. Various possessions of the colonial hegemons are labelled, especially with regards to the British domains in the Americas. Geographically, the world has a form quite familiar to the modern eye, save the curious exception of the Canadian Arctic, which is largely shown to be an enigma.

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        The Wild Sports of Southern Africa: Being the Narrative of an Expedition from the Cape of Good Hope, through the Territories of the Chief Moselekatse, to the Tropic of Capricorn

      London - John Murray, 1839 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. First edition. An uncommonfirst edition ofHarris's account of his African expedition and sporting activities. Rather uncommon and a very sought after early big game book. Can comand up to 850. Here in an original full leather binding. Featuring eight plates, collated complete,including a fold out map of 'Africa North East of the Cape Colony', with a route marked in red. Clippings of a listing for this title from 'Bernard Quaritch's Cataogue, No. 237', dated February 1905, have been pasted to the rear blank. Condition: In a decorative full calf binding. Externally, some shelfwear. wear to top and tail of spine with slight loss. Joints only just starting. Internally, firmly bound. Occasional spotting to pages and plates,withoccasional marks. Small tidemarks to several plates, notably Plate 5, which also has a previous repair. Overall: GOOD..

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        The White Castels on the Upper Missouri [Tab. 37]

      Paris, Coblenz and London: [1839-1842]. Hand-coloured aquatint engraving by Himely after Bodmer, blindstamp. One small repaired tear to upper blank margin not affecting plate area. 15 3/4 x 20 5/8 inches. 17 1/4 x 23 7/8 inches. Prince Maximilian and his party left Fort Union on 6 July aboard the 60-foot keelboat Flora and eventually arrived at Fort McKenzie on 9 August 1833. In his journal for 25 July Prince Maximilian describes the parties first view of the rock formation: `we reached a turn in the river, and sailed, for some time, rapidly upwards. This brought us to a remarkable place, where we thought that we saw before us, two white mountain castles. On the mountain of the south bank, there was a thick, snow-white layer, a far-extended stratum of a white sand-stone, which had been partly acted upon by the waters. At the end where it is exposed, being intersected by the valley, two high pieces, in the shape of buildings, had remained standing, and upon them lay remains of a more compact, yellowish red, thinner stratum of sand-stone, which formed the roofs of the united building. On the façade of the whole building, there were small perpendicular slits, which appeared to be so many windows'. Karl Bodmer's images show great versatility and technical virtuosity and give us a uniquely accomplished and detailed picture of a previously little understood (and soon to vanish) way of life. Swiss-born Bodmer was engaged by Prince Maximilian zu Wied-Neuwied (1782-1867) specifically to provide a record of his travels in North America, principally among the Plains Indians. In the company of David Dreidoppel (Prince Maximilian's servant and hunting companion), their travels in North America were to last from 1832 to 1834. Well-armed with information and advice, the party finally left St.Louis, on the most important stage of their travels, aboard the steamer Yellow Stone on April 10 1833. They proceeded up the treacherous Missouri River along the line of forts established by the American Fur Company. At Bellevue they encountered their first Indians, then went on to make contact with the Sioux tribe, learning of and recording their little known ceremonial dances and powerful pride and dignity. Transferring from the Yellow Stone to another steamer, the Assiniboin, they continued to Fort Clark, visiting there the Mandan, Mintari and Crow tribes, then the Assiniboins at Fort Union, the main base of the American Fur Company. On a necessarily much smaller vessel they journeyed through the extraordinary geological scenery of that section of the Missouri to Fort Mackenzie in Montana, establishing a cautious friendship with the fearsome Blackfeet. From this, the westernmost point reached, it was considered too dangerous to continue and the return journey downstream began. The winter brought its own difficulties and discomforts, but Bodmer was still able to execute numerous studies of villages, dances and especially the people, who were often both intrigued and delighted by his work. The portraits are particularly notable for their capturing of individual personalities, as well as forming a primary account of what were to become virtually lost cultures. Graff 4648; Howes M443a; Pilling 2521; Sabin 47014; Wagner-Camp 76:1.

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        THE PRESENT STATE OF THE PRESENT STATE OF THE TURKISH EMPIRE

      London: John Ollivier, 1839. "Translated with notes and observations of the relations of England with Turkey and Russia"; pp. lxxx, 341(i blank), 2 pages adverts, folding engraved map. Original publisher's black cloth binding with gilt lettering to the spine, and blind stamped decoration to the boards, very good with a little general wear and slight rubbing to extremities, expertly and inconspicuously rebacked, small rubbed area to the base of the spine, otherwise the spine is very good and not faded. Contents clean and tight, original yellow end papers, the front one with a contemporary signature of Smith (probably not the Author) and a very small rubbed area, no other marks or inscriptions, folding map very good and without tears. A very good tight copy. [Blackmer 1081] The English edition of Marmont's account of his travels. Smith, who was anti-Russian, contributes copious additions and notes to Marmont's arguments.. First Edition. Hardback. Very Good/No dust jacket. 8vo (15 x 23cm).

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        Autograph Letter, signed ("W. S. Landor") to a recipient in Bristol ("Cutler" ?]

      Bath: S. James Square, 4 July, 1839. 4to. One page, one singlke folded sheet; with integral leaf addressed on verso. Integral address leaf reattached to a stub. Minor staining, address obscured by numerous forwarding notes, chip from outer edge of address leaf from wax seal . Landor (1775-1864) writes to a mutual acquaintance about his friend Robert Southey: "You will be gratified by the union of your friend Southey with a lady so worthy of him both by her writing and and her genius." On 4 June 1839, Southey married his longtime friend, the poet Caroline Anne Bowles (1786-1854), only two years after the passing of his first wife. His new wife was Caroline Anne Bowles (1786-1854). Three months after their marriage, Southey became hopelessly senile, unable to read or write. "Although Southey suffered from dementia in his last years, he could remember Landor's name when everything else was forgotten -" (ODNB)

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        Missouri Indian. Oto Indian. Chief of the Puncas. [Tab. 7]

      Paris, Coblenz and London: [1839-1842]. Hand-coloured aquatint engraving by Hürlimann after Bodmer, blind stamp. 18 x 24 1/2 inches. This dignified triple portrait is made up from three sketches made by Bodmer over a period of more than a year: the unidentified Oto man was sketcehd at Pilcher's trading post on the return down river in May 1834, the Missouri man, Mahinkacha ('Maker of Knives') was drawn on 16 May 1834 at Joseph Roubidoux's trading post above Cantonment Leavenworth. The most striking image, of Schuh-De-Ga-Che ('He Who Smokes'), was made by Bodmer on the way up the river after stopping on 11 May 1833 near White Bear Bluffs to take on board three Ponca Indians. A chief of his tribe, Schuh- De-Ga-Che wears a peace medal with a depiction of President Madison. Karl Bodmer's images show great versatility and technical virtuosity and give us a uniquely accomplished and detailed picture of a previously little understood (and soon to vanish) way of life. Swiss-born Bodmer was engaged by Prince Maximilian zu Wied-Neuwied (1782-1867) specifically to provide a record of his travels in North America, principally among the Plains Indians. In the company of David Dreidoppel (Prince Maximilian's servant and hunting companion), their travels in North America were to last from 1832 to 1834. Well-armed with information and advice, the party finally left St.Louis, on the most important stage of their travels, aboard the steamer Yellow Stone on April 10 1833. They proceeded up the treacherous Missouri River along the line of forts established by the American Fur Company. At Bellevue they encountered their first Indians, then went on to make contact with the Sioux tribe, learning of and recording their little known ceremonial dances and powerful pride and dignity. Transferring from the Yellow Stone to another steamer, the Assiniboin, they continued to Fort Clark, visiting there the Mandan, Mintari and Crow tribes, then the Assiniboins at Fort Union, the main base of the American Fur Company. On a necessarily much smaller vessel they journeyed through the extraordinary geological scenery of that section of the Missouri to Fort Mackenzie in Montana, establishing a cautious friendship with the fearsome Blackfeet. From this, the westernmost point reached, it was considered too dangerous to continue and the return journey downstream began. The winter brought its own difficulties and discomforts, but Bodmer was still able to execute numerous studies of villages, dances and especially the people, who were often both intrigued and delighted by his work. The portraits are particularly notable for their capturing of individual personalities, as well as forming a primary account of what were to become virtually lost cultures. Graff 4648; Howes M443a; Pilling 2521; Sabin 47014; Wagner-Camp 76:1.

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        Complete Collection of early Adelaide newspaper 'The Southern Australian'

      Adelaide,: Archibald MacDougall, 1839.. Large folio, bound volume of fifty issues in contemporary provincial binding (now worn, front board quite loose); aside from some worming to the bottom blank margin with no loss of text an unusually well preserved collection. A wonderfully preserved collection of the Southern Australian, Adelaide's second locally printed newspaper. This bound volume comprises the second year of publication, from January 9 to December 26 1839.Founded by Charles Mann and James Hurtle Fisher, the Southern Australian was preceded by the more official South Australian Gazette and Colonial Register. Publication began in 1838 and the paper was released each Wednesday morning (becoming bi-weekly in 1840 until the paper closed in 1844). The Southern Australian was printed by Archibald MacDougall, then acting Government printer whose busy workshop was located in in Rundle Street. Interestingly, Archibald's brother John Campbell MacDougall also emigrated to Australia and established as a well-respected printer in Hobart prior to his untimely decease.This complete annual run of the Southern Australian provides an animated account of the colony of South Australia in its early years. Alongside commercial and legal entries we learn of important developments in South Australian history, breakthrough's in inland exploration (such as a description of Eyre's journey dated 13March) and a good measure of gossip and scandal due to a colonial outpost in its infancy.Of some interest is the special obituary issue dedicated to Colonel William Light dated 9 October. The borders and columns are blocked in heavy black ink as a sign of respect. By contemporary accounts Light was a gregarious man of unusual industry and talent. In early 1836 he was appointed Surveyor General of South Australia and chose the site of Adelaide (while undertaking vast inland surveys with a handful of staff in seemingly unworkable conditions). Although Light died consumptive and penniless he is lauded in the warmest terms in the Southern Australian obituary: 'Colonel Light was a man of the finest feelings, and the most refined sentiments of honour. Hence the ill usage he received had a most injurious effect upon his mind and constitution, and in great measure hastened his death.'Given the ephemeral nature of the medium, to find a complete annual run of any early colonial newspaper is unusual, especially in this state of preservation. In addition to the regular weekly issues this bound collection includes the two supplements or 'second editions' printed on Friday (rather than Wednesday).Ferguson, 2631.

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        Le Musée pour rire. Dessins par tous les caricaturistes de Paris. Texte par MM. Maurice Alhoy, Louis Huart et Ch. Philipon

      Paris: Aubert, 1839. Livre. Illus. by Honoré Daumier, Gavarni, Frédéric Bouchot, Victor Adam, Plattier, Benjamin, Pruche, Bourdet, Platel, Grandville. Bon. Demi-reliure à coins. Edition originale. Paris, Chez Aubert, 1839-1840. 3 volumes in-4, 26 x 20 cm (R), chaque volume comporte 50 livraisons de 2 ff. portant chacune 1 lithographie en noir à pleine page et une illustration en en-tête répétée, en tête de chaque volume, 2 ff. n. ch. (faux-titre et titre) et 2 ff. n. ch. en fin de chaque volume (table), le tome 2 comporte également 2 ff. d'annonces de l'éditeur, reliure moderne de demi-chagrin rouge à coins, dos à 5 nerfs, têtes dorées, couvertures bleues imprimées et illustrées (usagées) du tome 1 conservées. Edition originale et premier tirage des 150 lithographies, dont 45 par Honoré Daumier, 42 par Gavarni, 22 par Frédéric Bouchot, 10 par Victor Adam, 7 par Plattier, les autres par Benjamin, Pruche, Bourdet, Platel, Grandville, Edme-Jean Pigal, Alophe Menut, Charles Vernier, Charles-Joseph Traviès, etc. Rare et bien complet. La présence d'une des couvertures est remarquable. Des rousseurs, souvent éparses, mais parfois importantes. (VICAIRE, I, 32-33) (2,8 kg).

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        [Mouth of the Fox River (Indiana) [Tab. 5]

      Paris, Coblenz and London: 1839-1842]. Hand-coloured aquatint engraving by Himely after Bodmer, issue with no imprint line and with no English title, blindstamp. 16 1/4 x 21 1/4 inches. 17 3/4 x 24 9/16 inches. A highly evocative view of the confluence of the Fox and Wabash Rivers: the almost pre-Columbian scene is shown at sunset, the final red light of the sun adding an ochre wash to the entire scene. Cattle drink from their watering- place on the opposite bank, a flock of Carolina Parrakeets settles down noisily at the roost for the night, beneath a Bald Eagle perches watchfully: all this is allied with the untamed nature of the landscape and gives us a view of America as it was before the arrival of the white man. Prince Maximilian's health had suffered on the journey out to New Harmony, and during November and December 1832, whilst he recovered, Bodmer and Dreidoppel made many excursions along the rivers in search of zoological specimens. On 6 December 1832 Maximilian was sufficiently recovered to accompany them and as he recorded in his journal `Mr. Bodmer made a drawing from an interesting landscape, the estuary of the Fox River into the Wabash', he goes on, the water was `clear and dark green' and the surrounding forest of `colossal Plantanus trees were shining white in the densely tangled thicket'. Karl Bodmer's images show great versatility and technical virtuosity and give us a uniquely accomplished and detailed picture of a previously little understood (and soon to vanish) way of life. Swiss-born Bodmer was engaged by Prince Maximilian zu Wied-Neuwied (1782-1867) specifically to provide a record of his travels in North America, principally among the Plains Indians. In the company of David Dreidoppel (Prince Maximilian's servant and hunting companion), their travels in North America were to last from 1832 to 1834. They arrived in Boston in July 1832, traveled on to Philadelphia, where they stayed with Napoleon Bonaparte's elder brother Joseph. From here they headed west across Pennsylvania across the Alleghenies to Pittsburgh and the Ohio country, visiting all the important German settlements en route. Their most important stop on their route west was at the utopian colony of New Harmony in Indiana. The Prince spent five months there in the company of some of the country's leading scientific men, and studying all the relevant literature on backcountry America. On 24 March 1833 the party reached St. Louis, Missouri, and the start of the journey into Indian country. Graff 4648; Howes M443a; Pilling 2521; Sabin 47014; Wagner-Camp 76:1.

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        Steeplechase]. The First Steeple-Chase on Record (The Night Riders of Nacton).

      London, B. Brooks, 1839. - 4 aquatints in contemp. hand colour, c. 265 x 270 mm each. Matted. Complete set of Alken's famous series, engraved by J. Harris. Scenes of a nocturnal steeplechase, supposedly performed in December 1803 by a group of young cavalry officers betting on their horses' merits: "Plate I. Ipswich, the Watering-Place behind the Barracks. Preparing to start"; "Plate II. The large field near Biles's Corner. Whoop! and away"; "Plate III. The last field near Nacton Heath. Accomplished Smashers"; "Plate IV. Nacton Church and Village. The finish - a good five still alive. Grand Chorus". - Slightly browned, but well preserved. "Splendid set" (Craven, Sporting Review, 1839, p. 312). Siltzer 63.

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        Woman of the Snake Tribe. Woman of the Cree Tribe [Tab. 33]

      Paris, Coblenz and London: [1839-1842]. Hand-coloured aquatint engraving by P. Legrand after Bodmer, blindstamp. Repaired tear to lower blank margin, three small repaired tears to left blank margin, none affecting the plate area. 14 1/4 x 18 1/4 inches. 18 x 24 3/4 inches. A fine double- portrait composed by Bodmer from individual portraits executed at Fort McKenzie and Fort Union. The figure on the left is of a Shoshone (or Shoshoni) woman who was the wife of Marcereau, a fur company employee, who was based at Fort McKenzie. Bodmer sketched her on about 6 September in June of 1833. There were a number of Shoshone women at the fort who were said to have been captured from their home territory west of the Rocky Mountains by raiding Blackfeet. The figure to the right is a Cree woman, married to Deschamps, a man employed by the fur company as a hunter. She was sketched by Bodmer in October 1833 at Fort Union as the party made its way from Fort Mckenzie back down to Fort Clarke and their winter quarters. The blue-black patterning to the chin is a quite distinctive Cree pattern. Karl Bodmer's images show great versatility and technical virtuosity and give us a uniquely accomplished and detailed picture of a previously little understood (and soon to vanish) way of life. Swiss-born Bodmer was engaged by Prince Maximilian zu Wied-Neuwied (1782-1867) specifically to provide a record of his travels in North America, principally among the Plains Indians. In the company of David Dreidoppel (Prince Maximilian's servant and hunting companion), their travels in North America were to last from 1832 to 1834. Well-armed with information and advice, the party finally left St.Louis, on the most important stage of their travels, aboard the steamer Yellow Stone on April 10 1833. They proceeded up the treacherous Missouri River along the line of forts established by the American Fur Company. At Bellevue they encountered their first Indians, then went on to make contact with the Sioux tribe, learning of and recording their little known ceremonial dances and powerful pride and dignity. Transferring from the Yellow Stone to another steamer, the Assiniboin, they continued to Fort Clark, visiting there the Mandan, Mintari and Crow tribes, then the Assiniboins at Fort Union, the main base of the American Fur Company. On a necessarily much smaller vessel they journeyed through the extraordinary geological scenery of that section of the Missouri to Fort Mackenzie in Montana, establishing a cautious friendship with the fearsome Blackfeet. From this, the westernmost point reached, it was considered too dangerous to continue and the return journey downstream began. The winter brought its own difficulties and discomforts, but Bodmer was still able to execute numerous studies of villages, dances and especially the people, who were often both intrigued and delighted by his work. The portraits are particularly notable for their capturing of individual personalities, as well as forming a primary account of what were to become virtually lost cultures. Graff 4648; Howes M443a; Pilling 2521; Sabin 47014; Wagner-Camp 76:1.

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        SPECIMENS OF PRINTING TYPES.,

      Edinburgh, 1839. - 5 3/4 x 9 1/2. 85 leaves printed one side only. Original printed boards with title on upper cover, leather spine.; extremities worn Upper cover and first two ll. detached. Other wise very good, contents clean with no excisions. Inscribed by Neill on the title page. This is the Birrell & Garnett copy, No. 104 in their 'Catalogue of Typefounders' SpecimensÉ' B&G note that Neill (& Co.) started a foundry in 1790 which was discontinued in 1818 and then reopened in 1838. Reed/Johnson provide a similar history. According to B&G this is the first specimen that has been recorded, and the only copy they had been able to trace. The earliest specimen in the National Library of Scotland is dated 1840. Attractively produced specimen. The job faces (34 leaves) are displayed on facing pages with the identical text but using different leading; the wider spaced text pages are all composed within a nice typographic border. The decorative material and borders (16 ll.) are shown in full page composition, nesting two or three different settings. The balance of the specimen is a showing of display faces including several pages of wood type.No other copies located. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        The Conchologist's First Book: a System of Testaceous Malacology Arranged Expressively for the Use of Schools. The animals according to Culvier, are given with the shells. A great number of the new species added, and the whole brought up, as accurately as

      Philadelphia: Haswell, Barrington and Haswell, 1839. First issue, illustrated with 12 uncolored plates, plate 3 in state A, 156pp., bound in pink pictorial paper covered boards backed in roan, spine ruled in gilt, some soiling to boards, scattered foxing throughout as usual. A very good copy [.BAL 16131]. First Edition. 12mo.

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        Funeral Scaffold of a Sioux Chief near Fort Pierre [Tab. 11]

      Paris, Coblenz and London: [1839-42]. Aquatint engraving by Hürlimann after Bodmer, proof on india paper mounted, blindstamp. Small discrete ink collection stamp to verso. 14 1/8 x 17 inches. 18 1/8 x 24 3/4 inches. A rare India proof of an image of powerful spirituality: the living continue their lives whilst acknowledging both the mortality of their relatives and by extension themselves. This fine plate is from a sketch by Bodmer made on 28 April 1834 during the journey back down the Missouri River. The scene is near Fort Pierre; the scaffold in the right foreground holds the remains of a warrior who had apparently been brought home from a great distance. Scaffold burial, on an erected platform or in the limbs of a tree, was a wide spread practice amongst the plains peoples in general and the Sioux in particular, for whom the ritual held deep spiritual significance. Karl Bodmer's images show great versatility and technical virtuosity and give us a uniquely accomplished and detailed picture of a previously little understood (and soon to vanish) way of life. Swiss-born Bodmer was engaged by Prince Maximilian zu Wied-Neuwied (1782-1867) specifically to provide a record of his travels in North America, principally among the Plains Indians. In the company of David Dreidoppel (Prince Maximilian's servant and hunting companion), their travels in North America were to last from 1832 to 1834. Well-armed with information and advice, the party finally left St.Louis, on the most important stage of their travels, aboard the steamer Yellow Stone on April 10 1833. They proceeded up the treacherous Missouri River along the line of forts established by the American Fur Company. At Bellevue they encountered their first Indians, then went on to make contact with the Sioux tribe, learning of and recording their little known ceremonial dances and powerful pride and dignity. Transferring from the Yellow Stone to another steamer, the Assiniboin, they continued to Fort Clark, visiting there the Mandan, Mintari and Crow tribes, then the Assiniboins at Fort Union, the main base of the American Fur Company. On a necessarily much smaller vessel they journeyed through the extraordinary geological scenery of that section of the Missouri to Fort Mackenzie in Montana, establishing a cautious friendship with the fearsome Blackfeet. From this, the westernmost point reached, it was considered too dangerous to continue and the return journey downstream began. The winter brought its own difficulties and discomforts, but Bodmer was still able to execute numerous studies of villages, dances and especially the people, who were often both intrigued and delighted by his work. The portraits are particularly notable for their capturing of individual personalities, as well as forming a primary account of what were to become virtually lost cultures. Graff 4648; Howes M443a; Pilling 2521; Sabin 47014; Wagner-Camp 76:1.

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