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        Camp of the Gros Ventres of the Prairies on the upper Missouri [Tab. 38]

      Paris, Coblentz and London: [1839-1842]. Hand-coloured aquatint engraving by Himely after Bodmer, blindstamp. 13 3/4 x 17 inches. 18 x 24 3/8 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. The present view recalls the events of 5th August when the keelboat stopped opposite an Atsina camp at the mouth of the Judith River. The camp contained over 200 tipis and the boat was soon overrun by visitors wishing to trade. The Indians far outnumbered the party of travelers and the situation remained chaotic and tense for a while: Prince Maximilian, in his journal entry for the day noted that `If it was their intention to treat us in a hostile manner, there was no way for us to escape; and how easily might the most trifling dispute with these rude men lead to a breach, by which fifty whites, in the power of eight or nine hundred Indians, would have had no chance. They were therefore treated with much apparent confidence and familiarity, and everything went off very well.' The vessel sailed on as soon as possible.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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        Autograph Letter, signed ("W. S. Landor") to a recipient in Bristol ("Cutler" ?]

      Bath: S. James Square 4 July 1839 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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        [Péhriska-Rúhpa. A Minatarre or big-bellied Indian [Tab. 17]

      Paris, Coblenz and London: 1839-1842]. Aquatint engraving by Paul Legrand after Bodmer, proof before all letters, state with three figures in the background. Some light spotting. 20 1/8 x 14 5/16 inches. 24 x 17 5/16 inches. A very rare proof before letters. There are two distinct states of this image: one with three small figures in the mid-ground to the right of the main figure, and a second where these figures have been removed A powerful portrait of Péhriska-Rúhpa ('Two Ravens') presents the warrior and chief of the Hidatsa as a figure of great dignity. He adopts an attitude that would have been familiar to all men of power and rank, his worth displayed symbolically in his clothing and adornment. His shirt is trimmed with bands of bright yellow quillwork, elaborately fringed with ermine, locks of human hair and dyed horsehair. He wears a striped woolen breechclout and quilled leggings of deer skin. Around his neck is a necklace of bear claws, fastened to an otter-skin band and spaced with blue and white beads. Symbols of great wealth, these necklaces were made from the foreclaws of grizzly bears, preferably from animals taken in the spring when the claws were large comparatively unworn and showing white tips. A decorated buffalo robe over one shoulder and arm, Péhriska-Rúhpa holds his decorated pipe in the crook of his other arm. This is one of Bodmer's masterpieces of portraiture, and was carried out during the travellers' winter stop-over at Fort Clark in 1833-1834 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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        Autograph letter signed to Thomas J. Pettigrew

      Sevenoaks, 1839. Crichton, Alexander (1763-1856). Autograph letter signed to Thomas J. Pettigrew (1791-1865). Sevenoaks, 4 July 1839. 1 page plus integral address leaf. 229 x 180 mm. Small lacuna where seal was broken, not affecting text, a few spots, but very good. From British psychiatrist Alexander Crichton, author of An Inquiry into the Nature and Origin of Mental Derangement (2 vols., 1798), an important work on mental illness that "broke new ground in psychiatry in a number of ways . . . [combining] the latest philosophical ideas, that is psychological knowledge, with accumulated medical experience of mental disease, that is psychiatry, into a 'philosophy and pathology of the human mind'" (Hunter & Macalpine, Three Hundred Years of Psychiatry p. 559). Crichton's treatise was the first in English to discuss forensic aspects of psychiatry; it also contained the earliest description of what is now known as ADHD (attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder), and was the first to recognize aphasia as a "disturbance of memory" rather than a symptom of paralysis or insanity. Crichton's letter indicates that he intended to publish a third volume of his Mental Derangement, a project on which he was currently working. The letter reads as follows: "You must really forgive me if I decline, at present, to send you my portrait. I hope to make the biography of your humble servt. more worthy of your learned and interesting work than it would be if published just now. I must finish the 3d vol. of my work on Mental Derangement before I can consent to be either cut up or immortalized, and if I live it will be finished this ensuing winter . . ." The third volume of Crichton's Mental Derangement was never published. The recipient of Crichton's letter was physician and antiquary Thomas J. Pettigrew, best known as the author of History of Egyptian Mummies (1834), the first authoritative work in English on the subject. In 1838 Pettigrew began publishing his Medical Portrait Gallery: Biographical Memoirs of the Most Celebrated Physicians, Surgeons, &c. &c., issued in monthly parts between 1838 and 1840. It would appear that Pettigrew had solicited Crichton for biographical material in connection with this project. Hunter & Macalpine, Three Hundred Years of Psychiatry 1535-1860, pp. 559-64.

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        Washinga Sahba's Grave on Blackbird's Hills [Vig. 12]

      Paris, Coblenz and London: [1839-1842]. Hand-coloured aquatint engraving by Ch. Vogel after Bodmer, blindstamp. Repaired tears to margins, some surface soiling to margins. 9 x 12 1/2 inches. 11 1/8 x 14 3/8 inches. Bodmer, Prince Maximilian and David Dreidoppel were heading up the Missouri River aboard the steamer Yellow Stone.On 5 May they had left Cabanné's post for the abandoned military post of Fort Atkinson in the vicinity of present day Fort Calhoun, Nebraska On the morning of 7 May 1833 they passed the spot pictured here by Bodmer: the Blackbird Hills, named after a chief of the Omahas who had insisted on being buried in a mound seated upon a mule. As the boat passed by three Indians look on warily, two keep guard on the bank whilst a third waters his horse. 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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        Reise in das Innere Nord-America in den Jahren 1832 bis 1834

      Coblenz: J.Hoelscher, 1839-1841. 2 volumes, large quarto. (11 1/2 x 9 3/4 inches). 12pp. subscribers' list. 1 engraved plan, 1 lithographic plate, 52 wood-engraved illustrations. Original half purple cloth over textured purple paper covered boards, spine ruled and lettered in gilt, blue speckled edges. A fine set of the text volumes recording the 1832-34 travels of the German Prince Maximilian of Wied-Neuweid and Swiss artist Karl Bodmer on the Upper Missouri River. Prince Maximilian was already an experienced naturalist and explorer in 1832, having made an important scientific expedition to Brazil in 1815-17. His preparations for his trip to North America including retaining the skilled artist, Karl Bodmer, to record illustrations of the journey. Arriving in the fall of 1832, the Prince ascended the Missouri River in the spring of 1833, going as far upstream as the American Fur Company post of Ft. Mackenzie in present-day Montana, and spending the winter at Ft. Clark, near the Mandan Indian villages. During this prolonged stay, he and Bodmer had ample opportunity to observe the Indian tribes of the Upper Missouri in their full glory, carefully recorded by Bodmer in watercolors. In the spring of 1834 they returned to Europe, and devoted the next five years to preparing the text and plates for this publication. Prince Maximilian and Bodmer were able to record in both words and pictures the Plains tribes in their heyday. They were witness to hunting parties, Indian dances, ceremonies and life among the Mandans and other tribes, as well as the incredible scenery on the upper Missouri before the era of mass settlement from the west.

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        VOCABOLARIO MILANESE-ITALIANO.

      In-8, 5 voll, mz. pelle mod. con ang., tagli gialli., tit. su tassello al dorso, pp. L,(2),388; 428; (4),448; (4),556;(4),140 di ?Giunte e correzioni al vocabolario?;(8) ?Elenco dei Signori associati? - Il V vol., di "Supplemento", pp. XIX,308,(2), contiene "Nozioni filologiche intorno al dialetto milanese - Saggio d'osservazioni su l'idioma brianzuolo, suddialetto del milanese". "Seconda edizione", la migliore e di gran lunga la più ampia, di questa classica opera del Cherubini. Cfr. Predari,377 - Cat. Hoepli,122 - Cat. Binda,307. Timbro di apparten. all?occhietto; il V vol. con alone sulle prime 3 cc., altrim. esempl. molto ben conservato.

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        Index Entomologicus; Or, A Complete Iluustrated Catalogue of 1944 Figures of the Lepidopterous Insects of Great Britain

      William Wood 4 volumes, 8vo, full brown calf red morocco labels, 54 hand colored plates, vi, [2], 266, xii, pp. Wear and scuffing to leather; penciled corrections throughout, foxing and soiling to plates; good. William Wood (1774-1857) was a bookseller and noted conchologist. In 1807 he published his zoogeography, The Beauties of Nature Displayed, which was followed by his General Concology in 1815. These works established Wood as a natural historian. In 1812, he was elected fellow of the Royal Society.The present work was originally issued in parts during 1833-1838. While attractive and presenting plenty of detail, the plates are rather busy, containing 36 insects per plate.

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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 Poetical Works of... Edited by Mrs. Shelley.

      London: Edward Moxon, 1839.. First authorized edition, four volumes, 12mo. Portrait frontispiece and inscription on half title in volume I, bookplates of Julian Henry Charles Fane, diplomat and minor poet. Original green ribbed cloth, spines a little sunned, some light marking to covers, spine ends bumped with slight wear, but overall a well preserved set. Containing Mary Shelley's valuable notes, this set was published after various pirated editions had kept Shelley's poetry in the public eye, and also includes hitherto unpublished lyrics from extant manuscripts.

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        A History of Slavery and its Abolition. Second edition, with an Appendix

      London: Published by Houlston & Stoneman, 1839 Second edition, enlarged by a sixty-two page appendix. It is unclear whether there are also textual changes between the first edition of 1836 and the present edition. In any event, both editions are scarce, and the first is rare: OCLC locates seven copies, three in America and four in Britain. Original green blindstamped cloth, expertly recased. . Twelvemo. Frontisportrait of Thomas Clarkson (dampstained at upper margin, not affecting image). Dedication to Clarkson and to Joseph Sturge, Esq. Spine a bit dull. A very good copy. Esther Copley (née Beuzeville, 1786-1851) was the daughter of a wealthy silk merchant and the wife of James Philip Hewlett, Oxford cleric, and later of William Copley, a Baptist minister in Oxford. She was a prolific writer of children's tales, tracts, works of domestic economy, and sacred history and biography. The subjects of her domestic works included household management, the care and education of children, the treatment of illnesses, and a comprehensive book on knitting. Her children's books were generally moral tales, but also included studies of the Scripture and a natural history for youth. The present work, also aimed at a young audience, is generally considered her most important. "More than 500 pages in length, the History austerely informed its readers that the origin of slavery was to be found in 'human depravity' (History, 12). But this theological explanation did not prevent Mrs Copley from tracing the course of slavery from scriptural times to her own day. Her youthful audience was spared neither graphic descriptions of the sufferings of black slaves in the West Indies nor lengthy accounts of the proceedings of the anti-slavery movement. Ironically, only three pages were devoted to the role of ladies' anti-slavery societies in a work which was, in itself, a witness to the significant commitment of nonconformist women to the anti-slavery cause" (Oxford DNB).

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        Le Daguerreotype

      Bachelier Paris: Bachelier, 1839. First Edition. Hard Cover. [4], 903, [1-errata] pages. 3/4 cloth over marbled boards. Exlibrary, properly deaccessioned (occasional stamp, library bookplate on front pastedown endpaper). Binding is sound, noting chipping to the cloth at the outer hinges and corners.Uniform browning internally, paper still supple.Housed in a custom case with leather spine, raised bands and gilt lettering. Contains 'Le Daguerreotype', the first real public announcement of Daguerre's historic photographic process. Horblit 21b (One Hundred Books Famous in Science) notes it is the 'First disclosure of Daguerre's process'. 'Arago ... made a brief announcement on Daguerre's process in the Chamber on 7 January 1839, and in the following August printed [ as offered here ] the full text of his report thereon made to a joint session of the Chamber of Deputies and the Academy of Sciences.' (PMM 318). We offer the entire volume 9, July to December 1839, which also includes additional articles. Le Daguerreotype is found on pages 250-267. Very Good.

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        Report of the Commissioner of Inquiry into the State of Education in Lower Canada etc. Appendix D & E to Durham's Rprt. on British North America

      London: House of Commons, 1839. 1st. Hard Cover. Very Good-/Brodart plastic. 214pp. Gray over dk. blue silk finish cloth. Binding Fine. Content V.G-. condition. Folio. Finely hand bound. Orgnl. paper wraps bound-in (back)- Parliamentary Papers. Some browning first few pages. Gift of John Redpath to Lib. of McGill University (Released). Name on rear wraps James Dw.Gibb Montreal., Map/numerous tables. Appendix D & E of Lord Durham's Report 174. Content of Appendix D. Report of the Commissioner of Inquiry into the Appendix A. Jesuits' Estates; Tables 25-94pp. Jesuits' Estate; Report of Mr. Dunkin, Secretary of the Commisssion 95-161pp(with map). Appendix B. Royal Institution 1801-1836 162-172pp. Appendix C. Tableau des Ecoles Catholiques du Dioc se de Quebec 173-182pp. Content of Appendix E. Copy of a Letter from the Earl Durham to the Marquis of Normandy p183. Report from the Chief Secretary, on the Commutation of the Feudal Tenures in the Island of Montreal, and other Seigniories in the Possession of the Seigniory of St. Sulpice of Montreal p184-192. Ordinance of the Governor-General and Special Council of Lower Canada, for Incorporating the Seminary of St. Sulpice of Montreal p193-197. (Annotation and statement dated 1839 by some unknown appointed authority - maybe Gibb? - see page 197). Report from Mr. Turton, on the Establishment of a Registry of Real Property in Lower Canada p198-214.

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        Wanderungen durch die Herzogthümer Schleswig, Holstein und Lauenburg. 3 Tle. in 1 Bd. Kiel, Waeser, 1839. 64, 52, 448 (von 672) S. Mit 10 lithogr. Ansichten nach C.P. Hansen. Neuer marmor. Hlwd.

      Kat. d. SH Landesbibl. SHc 13 (nur 2. Aufl., 3. Section).- Selten.- Mit den Sectionen: 1. Rendsburg mit der Umgegend, die Eider und der Schleswig-Holsteinische Canal; 2. Amt Hütten, Stapelholm, Friedrichstadt und die Treene; 3. Nordfriesland.- Mit Lithographien von Ascheberg, Rendsburg (2), Wyck auf Föhr, List auf Sylt, Leck, Husum, Dünen bei Westerland, Nordstrandischmoor, Tondern.- Ohne die 3 Trachtentafeln und ohne die Seiten 449-672.- Teilweise leicht stockfleckig.

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        HYPERION

      1839. hardcover. [Longfellow, Henry Wadsworth.] HYPERION, A Romance. By the Author of "Outre-Mer." [In Two Volumes.] New-York: Published by Samuel Colman, 1839. Original drab paper-covered boards with spine labels. 2 vols. <p>First Edition of this very early prose romance, a very autobiographical tale about a young man touring through Europe, with a woman on his mind (Frances Appleton, who would not agree to marry Longfellow for four more years -- at which time her father would buy them Craigie House). Shortly after Colman published HYPERION, he published Longfellow&#39;s first volume of collected verse, VOICES OF THE NIGHT -- which far outshone HYPERION. Colman had 1500 copies of HYPERION printed, but went out of business within the year when the Panic of 1837 re-surfaced in the Fall of 1839; about half of the 1500 sets of sheets were issued by Colman, with the rest being bought up by James Munroe of Boston, and issued in a variety of remainder bindings.</p> <p>This copy has the Vol I title page in Blanck&#39;s "Setting A", and the Vol II title page in "Setting B" (no priority; sets are found with all four combinations). This set does have the light brown endpapers applied over white ones -- like most copies (it is believed that only the very first copies went out with only white endpapers). Condition is very good: there is minor wear at the extremities, but far less than one would expect for such delicate bindings, and the spine labels are whole except for one marginal chip. Blanck 12064. Housed in an open-backed case.</p> VERSE / POETRY (Sumner & Stillman Code:11982)

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        GENTLE BOY: A THRICE TOLD TALE WITH AN ORIGINAL ILLUSTRATION

      Boston: Weeks, Jordon & Co., 1839. First separate edition. Softcover. Oblong 4to. Blue morocco backed, blue cloth covered case housing original printed wrappers. Original printed wrappers. With an illustration by Sophia Peabody, later to become Hawthorne&#39;s wife. With a dedication to Sophia Peabody. This story originally appeared in THE TOKEN, and later in TWICE TOLD TALES. Professionally cleaned and restored; very good in stained and warped morocco backed box. See BAL 7587, Clark A2.2a. Very good+/. (Insurance required to ship this item).

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        Modes de Paris: Fashion Plates (2 Volumes)

      London: S. & J. Fuller, 1839-1847. First Edition. Three Quarter Vellum. An interesting set that appears to have been compiled by someone interested in fashion. Unknown as to whether these plates were removed from a publication of the day or were issued individually. Either way, a snapshot of the fashion of the time and unusual in a collection that spans seven and a half years. 4to. Three quarter vellum and paper bound set with leather patch titles to spine. Each volume is made up of individual French fashion plates of the latest Parisian styles depicted in hand-colored plates with both clothing for men and women. Plates are extremely bright with light foxing, slight musty smell to each volume. Volume I contains 214 plates that range from 5 September 1839 to 31 March 1844; Volume II 10 November 1844 to 31 March 1847. Volume I is slightly smaller as the plates were trimmed tighter than those that make up Volume II. Very good.

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        RICHELIEU; OR, THE CONSPIRACY: A Play in Five Acts. To which is added, Historical Odes on the Last Days of Elizabeth; Cromwell&#39;s Dream; The Death of Nelson. By the Author of the "Lady of Lyons," "Eugene Aram," &c

      London: Published by Saunders and Otley, Conduit Street (Printed by W. Clowes and Sons), 1839. First Edition. Pagination: Half-title, (xii), 144 pp. and illus & letter FINELY BOUND in 3/4 red morocco, 8 3/8" x 5 1/4" ________ EXTRA-ILLUSTRATED with 16 plates (10 portraits, 2 hand-colored costumes, and 4 dramatic scenes all realted to the text of the play: Richelieu, Gaston d&#39;Orleans, valet de pied du roi [in color], Marion de Lorme, garde du corps [in color], Louis XIII, Sir Francis Walsingham, Elisabeth I, Joan of Arc riding with Crusaders, Cromwel, Prince Rupert, viewer of a kingly corpse, Horatio Nelson, Battle of the Nile, Cuthbert Collingwood, and the Death of Nelson). ________ MANUSCRIPT: book also contains a very intriguing 4-page ALS from the author with interesting content, and also mentioning the Richelieu play. The letter to B. Webster, Esquire (manager of London&#39;s Haymarket Theatre), transcribes as follows: "London | 20th February | 1849. | Dear Sir, | I called at the Hay- | market yesterday with the | hope of seeing you on the | subject alluded to in the | note which I left with your | porter, but was disappointed. | Shall I be more fortunate if | I call on Saturday next, | at one o&#39;clock? I think I | have written a play which | might suit your company, | as at present constituted. | At all events I am certain | I could write one which | would bring the folks to [p.2] see it, if I could obtain | some practical opinion on | the various dramatic visions | I have formed. People acknow- | ledge now that I can write. ["can" is underlined] || I wished also to have | your opinion on a plan | for removing the prohibition | from the Comedy of "Riche- | lieu in Love." It has been | suggested to me to so do up | a Memorial to the Queen, | Prince Albert, and the | new Lord Chamberlain [John Campbell], simul- | taneously, requesting their | interference. The Marquess of Breadalbane is not [p.3] of a country [he was from Scotland] that cherished | so great a respect for | scarlet stockings as Mr | Remble -- and the Queen an- | nounces a desire to favour and revive the Drama -- as | you had the honor of as- | certaining -- at Windsor! | Louis XIV removed the pro- | hibition from the Tartuffe | of Moliere -- and though | I am not Moliere, neither | is our gracious sovereign | the Grand Monarque! She | might perhaps be induced | to imitate so royal an ex- | ample. Your co-operation | would of course be of | great value; but the [p.4] only essential point with | me is to learn whether | it would be unpleasing to | you to be mentioned in | the affair? || If the day and hour I | have named are incon- | venient to you, be so kind | as to name others more | suitable, when I call, and | your will much oblige, | Dear Sir, | Yours very faithfully, | E.L. [E. Lytton]." ________ Bound in 3/4 red morocco over red cloth; spine with five raised bands; gilt across bands and with gilt framed panels; gilt title in 2nd panel, author name in 3rd panel, and "Extra Illustrated" at tail of spine; red cloth endppaers; top page edges gilt; engraved "play writers" bookplate of George Saltonstall Mumford. ________ Most playwrights did not receive much for their efforts, but as Booth writes, "... the only dramatist to do at all well during the 1830s and 1840s was Bulwer-Lytton. Macready gave him £600 for Richelieu at Covent Garden in 1839 (after he had refused to accept any payment for The Lady of Lyons), and Webster £200 more for the rights to represent Richelieu in London (at the Haymarket) for three years. Bulwer-Lytton also received from Webster £600 for The Sea-Captain (1839) and £600 for Money (1840). Except for The Sea-Captain these were all great successes. No other author could command either Bulwer-Lytton&#39;s literary prestige or his fees." --Booth, Michael R. "The Social and Literary Xontext." in The Revels History of Drama in English, eds. Clifford Leech and T. W. Craik. London: Methuen, 1975, p. 48 ________ Allingham writes about the play: "Richelieu; or, The Conspiracy, staged at Covent Garden in 1839 with Macready himself in the eponymous role, was faster paced and more tightly plotted than either his first play, The Duchess de la Vallière (Jan.,1837, at Covent Garden) or his second, The Lady of Lyons (Feb., 1838, at Covent Garden). Each of these is constructed around a powerful central character (a proud woman, a socially responsible youth, and a capricious but omniscient sage respectively). The Prospero-like manipulativeness and cunning deception of the protagonist made the male lead of Richelieu irresistible to many of the nineteenth-century British theatre&#39;s male stars, especially Sir Henry Irving, who mounted four revivals." --Philip V. Allingham, Contributing Editor, "Edward Bulwer, Successful Dramatist" in Victorian Web; Faculty of Education, Lakehead University, Thunder Bay, Ontario ________ Among some of the more memorable lines from this play are: "You speak / As one who fed on poetry" (Act I. Sc. vi); "Beneath the rule of men entirely great, / The pen is mightier than the sword." (Act. II, Sc ii): "In the lexicon of youth, which fate reserves / For a bright manhood, there is no such word / As &#39;fail&#39; " (Act. III, Sc.i); "Ambition has no risk&#39; (Act III, Sc. i); and "Our glories float between the earth and heaven / Like clouds which seem pavilions of the sun. (Act V, Sc. iii). ________ Sadleir. XIX Century Fiction, No. 437. ________ ALL IN FINE CONDITION.

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        Real-Encyclopädie der classischen Alterthumswissenschaft in alphabetischer Ordnung. Sechs Bde. (Sieben Abteilungen).

      Stuttgart, 1839 - 52. 8vo. Seven volumes in orig.(?)/ cont. yellow cardboard-bdgs. the last three different from the first four. Bdgs. worn, especially capitals and hinges. Bad repairs to volume one and two. Internally a bit of brownspotting, but fairly good.. First edition of the famous and inevitable "Pauly", -an essential encyclopedic work of the classics. The absolute standard reference work which now comprises 83 volumes. This first edition is not common and gives an unusual insight into the development of this sort of encylcopaedic work as well as into the study of classics in the mid 19th century

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        [Romantisme] Soirées d&#39;hiver

      Paris: Curmer, 1839. relié. Pet. in 8 (12x19,2cm). Edition originale, illustrée de 12 hors-texte sur acier. Plein Maroquin lie de vin d&#39;époque à longs grains. Dos lisse orné de grands fers Romantiques avec date en queue. Plats avec grand encadrement à froid de grecques et filet doré d&#39;encadrement. Tranches dorées. Dentelle intérieure. Gardes de papier blanc moiré. Dos uniformément insolé, devenu brun. Un coin frotté. Plusieurs cahiers brunis. Bel exemplaire néanmoins, en maroquin d&#39;époque. Une des fameuses et belles publications de Curmer, qui venait d&#39;éditer en 1838 l&#39;un des plus célèbres livres romantiques : Paul et Virginie. Littérateur incontournable à partir du milieu du XIXe, La bedollière, autrefois bohème au côté de Baudelaire, qu&#39;il cotoyait au café, donne ici son premier recueil de nouvelles ; il est l&#39;un des modèle du littérateur journaliste (il donnera de nombreux articles dans Les français peints par eux-mêmes) qui fera de l&#39;écriture un métier lucratif. Il est talentueux, possède une belle plume, mais dépourvu de tout génie. - Curmer, Paris _1839, Pet. in 8 (12x19,2cm), 342pp., relié. - Romantisme relié

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        Souvenirs d´un aveugle, Voyage autor du Monde

      Unofficial account by the draughtsman of the expedition led by Freycinet. 1839. Hortet et Ozanne. Four volumes in-8vo (230 mm x 150 mm). 1 [blank] + 2 ff + 400; 2 ff + 423; 2 ff + 399 + 1 ff; 1 [blank] + 2 ff + 451 + 1 ff. Half red morocco gilt, spine flat and lettered in gilt, slightly bumped and worn. Browned as expected, especially on plates and facing folios, some leaves more severe than others, else clean. Second edition. Picturesque unofficial account of the expedition led by Freycinet; by the French artist Arago. The work deals extensively with what the author saw and experienced during his time with the expedition, focusing mainly on the people he met and the costumes of the places where they made port. Arago (1790 ? 1855) was an artist and literate; he travelled from 1817-1820 on the Corvettes L´Uranie and Physicienne, led by Freycinet (one of the most significant French voyages of exploration of the 19th century), as a draughtsman; during those years, he produced the drawings that illustrate this work. The voyage took Arago to the Pacific (visiting Australia, Hawaii, New Zealand) and South America (with a chapter dedicated to his stay in Rio de Janeiro). The first edition of this work was published in 1838, a few months after Arago became blind. Illustrated 60 plates (one bound as frontispiece) and two frontispieces with the portrait of the author made by N. Maurin after the drawings of the artist and represented mainly costumes, city views, combat costumes and physionomy. Sabin, 1866 (not the same edition). Borba de Moraes, 45.

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        The Life of Samuel Johnson. Including a Journal of his Tour to the Hebrides. With numerous Additions and Notes, by the Right Hon. John Wilson Croker. To which are added Two Supplementary Volumes of Johnsoniana, by Hawkins, Piozzi, Murphy, Reynolds, Steevens, etc., ... and Notes by various hands. Also, upwards of 50 Engraved Illustrations

      London: John Murray, 1839., 1839. 10 volumes; small 8vo (H: 7 x L: 11½ inches). Lovely contemporary binding of brown half calf, twin, red and green, title labels to spines with date in gilt at foot; marbled boards and end papers, top edges gilt. Binding with some discolouring and light marking; content slightly toned. A charming set. The engravings are by Edward Francis Finden (1791-1857).

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        The Life of Samuel Johnson, including a Journal of his Tour to the Hebrides. With numerous Additions and Notes, by the Right Hon. John Wilson Crocker. To which are added, Two Supplementary Volumes of Johnsoniana by Hawkins, Piozzi, Murohy, Tyers, Reynolds, Malone, Nichols, Steevens, Cumberland, and others. And Notes by Various Hands

      London: John Murray, 1839., 1839. 10 volumes; small 8vo. Later binding by Ramage in red half morocco with gilt titles to spines, marbled boards, marbled end papers; top edges gilt. With upwards of 50 engraved illustrations. A very attractive set.

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        Life And Adventures Of Nicholas Nickleby, The

      1839. first edition. First EditionWholly UntouchedIn The Scarce Publisher&#39;s Presentation Binding DICKENS, Charles. The Life And Adventures Of Nicholas Nickleby. With Illustrations by Phiz. London: Chapman and Hall, 1839. First edition, with thirty of Smith&#39;s forty-one first issue text points; first state frontispiece, first state plates with the exception of plates one and two (second state), and plate 31 (forth state). Octavo. xvi, 624 pp. Forty black and white plates, including frontispiece.Publisher&#39;s full red-brown pebbled morocco. Four gilt decorated raised bands. Gilt lettered title and "Chas. Dickens" to spine. "London, 1839" stamped in gilt at spine foot. Blindstamped ruled borders and central panel with blindstamped ruled border. Gilt turn ins. All edges gilt. Original pale yellow endpapers. Plates untouched with many toned at perimeters and a few with spotting; unusual as in bound copies the plates are generally found to have been subsequently washed. Rough fore edge to frontispiece. Plate at p. 386 with loss at lower corner. Otherwise excellent copy indeed. Housed in a fleece-lined custom quarter morocco box.While there has been little bibliographical inquiry into leather bound editions of Dickens&#39;, our assertion that the volume under notice is in the publisher&#39;s presentation binding is based upon strong evidence that, while not conclusive, remains highly compelling and convincing: Patten notes that copies of Nickleby were available in full morocco at a higher price than the cloth binding, this binding&#39;s gilt lettering and blindstamped decoration are identical to that of the cloth edition but more to the point, a presentation copy with virtually all binding points found here (though in green morocco) recently fell under the hammer at Sotheby&#39;s.Nicholas Nickleby was originally published in twenty numbers, bound in nineteen monthly parts, the last part as a double number from April 1838 through October 1839. The first edition in book form was made up from these parts. "It was the novelist&#39;s intention to expose in this story the terrible abuses practiced in the cheap boarding-schools of Yorkshire, and, in order that he realise their true character, he determined to investigate for himself the real facts as to the condition of those notorious seminaries, Accordingly, at the end of January 1838, he and &#39;Phiz&#39; started on this memorable journey, in bitterly cold weather, and, visiting several schools in the locality, they came into direct contact with the proprietors. One of these was William Shaw, the identical schoolmaster who, some years previously, had been heavily fined for what was represented at the trial as gross maltreatment of his pupils" (Kitton, Dickens and His Illustrators, p. 75). It was Shaw upon whom Dickens based the infamous Squeers. Having made an enemy of his uncle Ralph, Nickolas was sent as an usher to Dotheboys Hall, where Wackford Squeers starved and maltreated forty students under the pretense of education. "The character of Mrs. Nickleby was largely founded upon that of Dickens&#39;s mother&#133;[The title character] was founded on Dickens&#39;s brother-in-law, Hanry Burnett, a music teacher at Manchester" (Hayward, The Dickens Encyclopedia, p. 115).Phiz, pseudonym of Hablot Knight Browne (1815-1882) "was a skilled and rapid designer, co-operative, witty, and self-effacing, and, in the words of John Harvey, &#145;he possessed a talent of real originality, sensitivity, and liveliness, which unfolds with remarkable rapidity and brilliance&#146; in Dickens&#39;s early fiction (Harvey, 103). For the next twenty-three years Browne was Dickens&#39;s foremost illustrator and first graphic interpreter. He produced nearly 740 original and duplicate plates, comprising around 570 steel etchings and approximately 170 wrappers and illustrations engraved into boxwood, plus preliminary designs for 866 wood-engravings inserted into the Household Edition (1871&#150;9). Browne illustrated ten of the major novels: Pickwick Papers (1836&#150;7), Nicholas Nickleby (1838&#150;9), The Old Curiosity Shop (1840&#150;41), Barnaby Rudge (1841), Martin Chuzzlewit (1843&#150;4), Dombey and Son (1846&#150;8), David Copperfield (1849&#150;50), Bleak House (1851&#150;3), Little Dorrit (1855&#150;7), and A Tale of Two Cities (1859)." (Oxford DNB Online)."H.K. Browne prepared 39 illustrations for this novel, as well as the cover for the monthly parts, while the portrait frontispiece was engraved by Finden from a painting by Maclise. Because of the the large monthly circulation of the parts, Browne etched as many as four plates, in some cases, of each illustration, and all of them were printed in the initial issue of the parts. Many of the plates from &#39;Miss Nickleby introduced to her uncle&#39;s friends&#39; (page 175) onward contain Arabic or Roman numerals which indicate the order in which they were etched. Most of the numerals are located in the lower right corner, and occasionally in the left. Hatton and Cleaver state that the numeral for Plate 31 (&#39;Mysterious appearance of the gentleman in the small-clothes,&#39; p. 487) appears on the front of the mantleshelf [as here]&#133;The first state of the frontispiece and the first four illustrations contain the imprint of Chapman and Hall. The first state of the frontispiece always appears in the monthly parts; the first four illustrations were issued with and without the imprint in the parts, but the plates without imprints did not appear in the earlier issues of the monthly parts, and may, therefore, be termed &#39;second states&#39;&#39;&#39; (Smith I, 5).An exceptional copy, totally unsophisticated and untouched, in the unusual and scarce publisher&#39;s presentation binding.Smith I:5; Eckel p.64; Robert L. Patten, Charles Dickens and his Publishers, p.101. Cf. Sotheby&#39;s July 12, 2005 lot 99.

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        Folkskrifter.

      Blandade ämnen. N:o. 1. Arbetets ära. Sthlm, Elméns och Granbergs tryckeri, 1839. 8:o. 16 s. + ALMQUIST, C. J. L. Folkskrifter. Blandade ämnen. N:o. 2. Grimstahamns nybygge. Berättelse. Sthlm, Elméns och Granbergs tryckeri, 1839. 8:o. 36 s. + ALMQUIST, C. J. L. Folkskrifter. Blandade ämnen. N.o 3. Ryska minnet i Norrköping eller ryssarnes härjning i Swerige år 1719. Berättelse. Sthlm, Elméns och Granbergs tryckeri, 1839. 8:o. 48 s. + (ALMQUIST, C. J. L.) Folkskrifter. Berättelser ur fäderneslandets historia. N:o 1. Gustaf Vasa i Dalarne. Sthlm, Elméns och Granbergs tryckeri, 1839. 8:o. 26 s. + ALMQUIST, C. J. L. Ladugårds-arrendet. Berättelse. (8) Folkskrifter: blandade ämnen. Sthlm, Elméns och Granbergs tryckeri, 1840. 8:o. 35,(1) s. Grönt hklbd från 1900-talets mitt med sparsamt guldornerad rygg i försiktig tidspastisch och svart titeletikett i skinn (Bonniers bokbinderi). Inlagan lätt lagerfläckig på sina håll. Smärre fuktfläckar i det första arbetet fram till s. 8 och i det andra från titelbladet till s. 17. Bra ex.. Almquistiana 268 för "Arbetets ära" som omtrycktes som tredje boken av "Lifvets hjelp" i "Törnrosens bok", imperialoktavupplagans andra del. Almquistiana 273 för "Grimstahamns nybygge" som förmodligen är andra upplagan. Almquistiana 278 för "Ryska minnet i Norrköping". Jämför Almquistiana 277 för en annan upplaga av "Gustaf Vasa i Dalarne". Setterwall Svensk historisk bibliografi 1094 för "Gustaf Vasa i Dalarne". Almquistiana 279 eller 280 för "Ladugårds-arrendet", detta exemplar har "psalm- och evangelii-/bok" på s. 33. Samtliga arbeten utgivna i Uppsala av W. Lundeqvist. Ruben G:son Berg skriver i "Svenskt biografiskt lexikon" apropå föreliggande Almquistarbeten: "Religiöst social är den vackra förkunnelsen 'Arbetets ära', och i samband med dessa arbeten stå de folkskrifter, varmed han 1838 inledde den svenska allmoge- och hembygdsskildringen. [...] 'Grimstahamns nybygge' och 'Ladugårdsarrendet' äro fyllda av direkt folkuppfostrande tendens, ett slags egnahemsnovellistik sjutti år före egnahemsrörelsens framträde. Dessa skildringar äro icke endast de första utan alltjämt bland de yppersta i sitt slag."

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        Voyage a Surinam. Description des possessions Néerlandaises dans la Guyane. Par P. J. Benoit. Cent dessins pris sur nature par l&#39;auteur

      Brüssel, Soc. des Beaux-Arts 1839. 49 x 34 cm. (4), 76 Seiten mit lithographiertem Frontispiz und 99 Abbildungen auf 49 lithographierten Tafeln von Paulus Lauters und Jean-Bapt. Madou nach Zeichnungen von Benoit, auf China aufgewalzt. Grüner Halbmaroquin-Band der Zeit mit Rückenvergoldung - Sabin 4737 - Nederl. Scheepv. M. 284 - Muller, America 1460 - Koppel vergleiche I, 489 (2. A.) - Erstausgabe. Der Maler und Zeichner Benoit (1782 - 1854) besuchte die holländischen Besitzungen in Westindien, von wo er eine reiche Sammlung von Ansichten zurückbrachte (Thieme / Becker III, 339). Handelt unter anderem über die Entdeckung und Kolonisierung des Landes, Bevölkerung, Handel, Trachten, Religion, Sitten und Bräuche der Eingeborenen, Sklaverei. Die Lithographien von Jean-Bapt. Madou und Paulus Lauters usw. mit Ansichten von Paramaribo, Landschaften, Szenen aus dem Leben der Siedler, Eingeborene und Sklaven, Pflanzen, Tiere, Jagdszenen, Siedlungen der Eingeborenen. Im Text vereinzelt Stockflecken - Sprache / Language: Französisch / French -

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        The life and adventures of Nicholas Nickleby. With illustrations by Phiz. With a letter written by Charles Dickens

      Chapman and Hall London: Chapman and Hall, 1839. English novel; xvi, 624 pages; 21.5cm; full pebble grained leather binding, rebacked; on front board in gilt: engraved signature of the author; on back board: gilt lion device; top edge gilt. On page 123 correct "sister" for "visiter"; on page 160 "latter" not corrected to "letter". Mounted in is a one page autograph letter, signed, January, 1847 from Charles Dickens to Percy B. St. John [author of The French Revolution of 1848]; the letter reports that Dickens is not acquainted with certain prominent Fre. Signed. Early edition. Hardcover. Very good- condition. Octavo (8vo).

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        Om folkväldet i Amerika.

      Öfversättning. 1-6. Stockholm, P. A. Norstedt & söner, 1839-46. 8:o. (4),+ 284; (4),+ 276; (4),+ 295; XIV,+ 277; IV,+ 255; (4),+ 246 s. Lagerfläckig, framförallt i de två första delarna. Något nötta samtida hfrbd med guldornerade ryggar. Sex volymer. Ur Nya Elementarskolans bibliotek, med dess förgyllda ryggstämpel, liksom exlibris "N.E.S. Lärjungarnas boksamling". Carlander I, 95f. Första svenska översättningen. Del 1-3 översatta av E. M. C. Pontin och del 4-6 av F. Eimele, med titeltillägget: "Öfversättning jemte anmärkningar af Fr. Eimele." Det franska originalet, "De la démocratie en Amerique", utkom 1835-40 och fick stor betydelse för den liberala politiska riktningen, i Sverige inte minst för E. G. Geijer. "Lärjungarnas bibliotek" var en särskild avdelning inom biblioteket som skapades 1863, och som innehöll böcker avsedda för utlåning till eleverna, mot en årlig avgift på 1 krona. Till denna användes dels böcker ur skolans eget bibliotek, dels gåvor, specifikt riktade till denna del av biblioteket. Syftet var att erbjuda eleverna både bildande och underhållande läsning under fritiden samt att vara till vägledning för föräldrarna vid inköp av böcker åt deras barn. Detta var troligen landets första för elever avsedda skolbibliotek

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        Om Folkväldet i Amerika. Öfversättning. 6 Dele. [Swedish: On Democracy in America. Translation. 6 Parts].

      Stockholm, Norstedt & Sönner, 1839-46. Small 8vo. Bound in three nice contemporary uniform half calf bindings with gilt and blindstamped spines. A bit of wear to extremities. Old owner's name to first front free end-paper and a Swedish book.plate to inside of front boards. Apart from a damp stain to a few leaves of the third part, and a bit of occasional brownspotting, a nice and clean copy. (4), 284; (4), 276; (4), 295; XIV, 277; (4), 255; (4), 246 pp.. Scarce first edition of the first Swedish translation of Tocqueville's monumental "De la démocratie en Amerique", one of the most important texts in the history of political thought.The original French edition of the work appeared in 1835-1840, and the present Swedish edition is thus very early, the first volume appearing before the last volume of the original edition had appeared. The work greatly influenced liberal thought and politics in Sweden.OCLC locates merely 5 copies: 4 in America and 1 in Sweden

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        De la Démocratie en Amérique. Septiéme édition revue et corrigée.

      4 volumes in 2. Charles Gosselin, Paris 1839-40. 8vo. 358+423 + V+333+363 pages. Engraved , handcoloured folding map in back of part 1. Contemporary full calf bindings with richly gilt spines. Upper spine compartment on volume 1 renewed. 1 titlelabel crackled. Hinges weak and partly broken. Front inner hinge on volume 1 broken. Heraldic bookplate (Lord Napier) on front pastedown of both volumes.. The seventh edition (of volume 1 & 2) of Tocqueville's famous classical observations of American democracy. The first part was first published in 1835, and Tocqueville revised his text through each successive edition, until the ninth edition where the four parts were issued in a complete and final form. In this set, volume 3 is in second edition. Volume 4 in first edition

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        FRIENDSHIP´S OFFERING; AND WINTER´S THREATH: A CHRISTMAS AND NEW YEAR´S PRESENT FOR 1839.

      London, Smith, Elder & Co., 1839. 384 pp. + 9 steel-engravings. Bound in full leather with richly tooled boards and gilt spine. All edges gilt. Fore edge painting showing; Scene from the sea (3 ships.). Very fine and clean painting.. Friendship´s offering, A Literay Album and Annual Remembrancer. Spine with little wear to upper part. Frontispiece and last 2 pages slightly loose. Otherwise a sound copy. (Porto kr. 40,- på brevforsendelser i Danmark)

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        The Loving Ballad of Lord Bateman. Illustrated by George Cruikshank.

      London: Charles Tilt 1839.. First edition, second issue, square 12mo, (viii), 9-40 pp. One plate of music and 11 etchings, some light offsetting from the plates onto the text leaves. Original limp green cloth, gilt decoration to upper cover, minor wear to edges otherwise a very good copy. Dickens provided the Introduction and Notes. A couple of cuttings from the Athenæum concerning the authorship are loosely inserted. Cohn 243.

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        [Idols of the Mandan Indians [Tab. 25]

      Paris, Coblenz and London: 1839-1842]. Aquatint engraving by Ch. Vogel after Bodmer, proof on india paper mounted, issue without imprint or English title, blindstamp. 16 5/16 x 14 inches. 24 7/16 x 17 5/8 inches. Rare India proof of the Vogel plate. This image was printed from plates attributing the print to three different engravers: 'Ch. Vogel', 'Himely' and 'Hürlimann et Himely'. A highly atmospheric scene executed by Bodmer during the winter of 1833-1834 when the travelers stayed at Fort Clark on the banks of the upper reaches of Missouri River. The hide-wrapped poles represent the sun and the moon, which in turn are symbols of two of the most powerful Mandan deities: the Lord of Life (creator of all things) and the Old Woman Who Never Dies, who was associated with corn and buffalo. The Mandan standing before the effigies is apparently seeking the help of these sacred beings. In Mandan life no important decisions or undertakings were made without this sort of consultation, which generally involved fasting and offerings or sacrifices.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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        Stockholms flora, eller korrt beskrifning af de vid Stockholm i vildt tillstånd förekommande växter.

      Med en inledning, innehållande en öfversigt af Stockholms-traktens natur-beskaffenhet. Förra delen. Jemnte charta öfver Stockholms omgifningar på en mils afstånd. Sthlm, P. A. Norstedt & söner, 1839-40. 8:o. VIII,I-VI,(2 blanka),185,(1 blank,1,1 blank,2),1-423,(1 blank),1-27,(2) s. & 1 utvikbar grav. karta + (WIKSTRÖM JOH. EM. Fem tryckta ark av andra delen av Stockholms flora. Sthlm, 1844?). 8:o. 80 s. Samtida ganska nött hfrbd med guldornerad och blindpressad rygg och grönstänkta snitt. Främre nedre pärmhörnet bräckt. Främre inre falsen delvis sprucken. Kartan med gamla lagningar och limfläckar. Inlagan ställvis lager- och småfläckig med enstaka marginalnoteringar. Små fuktfläckar i övre marginalen i början och en reva i inre marginalen på s. 75 i den andra pagineringsföljden. Andra delen är häftad med ett bevarat främre blankt omslag samt delvis lös i häftningen. Detta arbete är provisoriskt fastsatt vid del I med ett snöre. Pärmens insida med namnteckning, "Segerström".. Krok Svensk botanisk litteratur 13. Akrell Stockholmiana 1002 för del I. Bygdén Landskapet Uplands och Stockholms stad s. 23. Essén Sörmländsk bibliografi s. 50. Lundberg Sveriges ichthyologiska literatur s. 9: "I inledningen p. 109-113 afhandlas Stockholmsnejdens fiskar: 48 arter". Allt som trycktes. Kartan graverades av C. F. Himberg. Av den andra delen trycktes endast dessa fem ark, vilka aldrig såldes i bokhandeln, övriga delar av manuskriptet ligger otryckt i Vetenskapsakademiens samlingar. Den långa växtgeografiska inledningen till del I utgavs även separat under titeln "Öfversigt af Stockholms-traktens natur-beskaffenhet" och har eget impressum daterat 1839. "Stockholms flora" är förmodligen botanikern och innehavaren av bergianska professuren Johan Emanuel Wikströms (1789-1856) viktigaste arbete. Gunnar Eriksson skriver i "Bergianska botanister" att det säkert var Wikströms "förhoppning att floran skulle komma till användning vid Stockholmsläroverken som lärobok och handledning vid botaniska exkursioner och växtinsamlingar." Denna förhoppning grusades av K. F. Thedenius vid samma tid utgav ett särskilt florakompendium avsett för skolbruk. Gunnar Brusewitz skriver i "Resa i tid och rum" om förändringar i den svenska faunan genom historien. "När man läser i de gamla lokalfaunorna och artlistorna, som blev populära kring mitten av 1800-talet, anar man lite av de markanta förändringar, som skedde kring denna tid. Intressant är t.ex. J. E. Wikströms 'Stockholms flora', som kom ut 1840, och som också innehåller ett rikt zoologiskt material."

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        Commentaries on the Law of Agency, as a Branch of Commercial and Maritime Jurisprudence, with Occasional Illustrations from the Civil and Foreign Law. Cohen 1628

      First edition of the first of Story's four Commentaries devoted to commercial law, encompassing in his visionary and expansive analysis both maritime jurisprudence and private international law, with a substantial examination of Roman and civil law. Modern morocco, gilt, margins of title strengthed (not affecting the text), some foxing, else a good copy. Charles C. Little and James Brown, Boston, 1839.

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        DIZIONARIO DI MEDICINA, CHIRURGIA ED IGIENE VETERINARIA. Tradotto sulla seconda edizione di Parigi ed accresciuto di aggiunte e di note da Tommaso Tamberlicchi.

      In-8 p., 5 voll. + Atlante in folio, mz. pelle coeva, fregi e tit. oro al dorso, pp. XXI,593; 723; 614; 809; 781. Dizionario ?utile ai veterinari, agli Ufficiali di Cavalleria, ai possidenti, ai fittajuoli, ai coltivatori, ed a quanti hanno cura del governo degli animali domestici?. L?Atlante (mm. 500x368), "Anatomia chirurgica dei principali animali domestici", opera di Leblanc e Trousseau, pp. (6) - frontesp., introduz. e indice - contiene una importante ed interessantiss. raccolta di 30 + 6 tavole in cui sono figurate: ?1°. L?anatomia delle regioni del cavallo, del bue, dell?ariete, del majale, sulle quali si fannno le più alte operazioni chirurgiche - 2°. I diversi stati dei denti del cavallo, del bue, dell?ariete, del cane, dimostranti la età loro - 3°. Gli strumenti di chirurgia veterinaria?. Le sei addizionali sono dedicate ai vermi e alla dentatura degli animali domestici e ad altri strumenti chirurgici. Le tavole, litografate a colori e in b.n., ciasc. con numer. figg., sono tutte descritte a fronte. Con qualche fiorit. o lieve arross., ma certamente un buon esemplare; atlante ben conservato.

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        Herculanum et Pompéi. recueil Général des Peintures Bronzes, Mosaiques, Etc. Découverts jusquá ce Jour, et reproduits d'apres le Antichita di Ercolano, il Museo Borbonico, et tous les Ouvrages analogues. ASugmenté de Sujets inédits, Gravés au Trait sur Cuivre par H. Roux Ainé, et accompagné d'un Texte explicatif par M.L. Barre. Vol. 1-7 (Peintures: 1.-6. Series - Bronzes: 1.-3. Series + Appendice).

      Paris, Firmin Didot Freres, 1839-40. Royal8vo. 7 cont. hcalf, richly gilt backs. A few browspots, mainly marginal. With 731 engraved plates, all with descriptive text.. First edition of one of the first works depicting the treasures from Herculanum and Pompeji. The last volume as an appendix: "Musee Secrets" is nor present. - Brunet I:666

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        St. Etienne du Mont and The Pantheon, Paris

      [London]: 1839. Lithograph by Shotter Boys. Printed in colours by Charles Hullmandel, deluxe edition, trimmed to the subject as issued, mounted on archival mount. 13 7/8 x 11 3/8 inches. A very fine image from Boys' 'Picturesque Architecture in Paris, Ghent, Antwerp, Rouen &c': ''a work of exceeding beauty' (Abbey) and one of the most important in the history of English colour-printing. This print represents part of what was the first serious challenge to the supremacy in England of the hand-coloured aquatint. The plates in Boys' Picturesque Architecture in Paris, Ghent, Antwerp, Rouen &c 'are produced entirely by means of lithography: they are printed with oil-colours, and come from the press precisely as they now appear.' As detailed in the Descriptive Notice, it was strictly stipulated by the publisher that no colour be added, and goes on to state that previous attempts at chromolithography had suffered from an unnatural flatness 'whereas in these views, the various effects of light and shade, of local colour and general tone, result from graduated tone. The atmospheric appearance of the skies, giving day-light appearance to the out-door scenes, is the best evidence of the purity and relevance of the tints of colour; which...combine solidity with transparency'. Boys fully explored the range of possibilities that the new technique offered: one subject is presented as if it were 'a crayon sketch heightened with colour', others 'a sepia drawing, with touches of colour...a slight sketch in water-colours...a finished water-colour...an oil painting', etc. Abbey waxes lyrical about the work: "A very beautiful [work]...Apart from the brilliance, sensitivity, and...mastery of the drawing on stone there is the great...technical and artistic achievement of Hullmandel in making possible the transmission of such drawings, and in developing the cool, transparent, graduated tints, subtle in colouring...the [work] appears to have made a great impression at the time, King Louis Philippe...is said to have presented the publishers with a diamond ring; and a review in a contemporary magazine, Art Union, said: Our recommendation of it to all who love and can appreciate art cannot be given in terms too strong; it is worthy of the highest possible praise. The Work is of exceeding beauty." (AbbeyTravel I, 33). Cf. Abbey Travel I, 33; cf. E. Beresford Chancellor, Picturesque Architecture in Paris..by Thomas Shotter Boys, London: Architectural Press, 1928; cf. Friedman 134; Tooley 105.

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        Boston Lighthouse [Vig. 1]

      [Paris, Coblenz and London: 1839-42]. Aquatint engraving by Martens after Bodmer, proof on india paper mounted, issue with no imprint and no titles in French or German, blindstamp. Tear to lower blank margin not affecting plate area, mount spotted. 8 1/2 x 11 inches. 12 1/2 x 17 5/8 inches. A rare India proof of this evocative scene recalling Bodmer's arrival at his gateway to the New World: the American brig Janus, with Bodmer and Prince Maximilian aboard, is here seen at the end of the relatively perilous Atlantic crossing, passing the lighthouse and making its way into Boston harbour. It is the morning of 4th July 1832 and the explorers are greeted by the cry of wheeling sea-birds, perhaps roused by the sound of the cannons being fired in the distance, in celebration of the United States fifty-sixth anniversary of Independence. 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. Well-armed with information and advice, the party finally left St.Louis 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 Assinboine, they continued to Fort Clark, visiting there the Mandan, Mintari and Crow tribes, then the Assinboins 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 was to become virtually lost cultures. Graff 4648; Howes M443a; Pilling 2521; Sabin 47014; Wagner-Camp 76:1.

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