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        Storia pittorica della italia dal risorgimento delle belle arti fin presso al fine del xviii. secolo... edizione quinta. firenze, presso giuseppe molini, 1834.

      Sei parti in due volumi di cm. 22,5, pp. 3); vii (1), 555 (5). Solida ed elegante legatura ottocentesca in mezza pelle con punte, dorsi lisci con titoli in oro e fregi a secco. Piatti e sguardie marmorizzati. Legatura firmata Boesch. Ex libris nobiliari incisi. Esemplare fresco, marginoso ed in perfetto stato di conservazione. Il primo volume è dedicato alle scuole fiorentina, senese, romana e napoletana; il secondo alle scuole pittoriche fiorite nel nord Italia. Edizione non comune: cfr. Cicognara, 39 e 2298 il quale, accanto a qualche critica metodologica lo dichiara il ""miglior libro che abbiasi su questo argomento..."".

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        Stockholms pittoreska omgifningar.

      Tecknade efter naturen. Lithographerade samt hans kongl. höghet kron-prinsen af Sverige och Norrige Joseph Frans Oscar i djupaste underdånighet tillegnade. Första afdelningen: Kongl. Djurgården. [=omslagstitel]. Paris, Lemercier (& Frey), 1834. Folio. 29 litograferade plr. Rött halvmarokängbd från 1900-talets andra hälft på vars rygg delar av en ursprunglig samtida rygg har applicerats. Stänkta snitt. Ett litograferat blått främre häftesomslag medbundet. En del planscher med småfläckar i marginalen och fingeravtryck på några skyddspapper. Med Gunnar Brusewitz exlibris.. Bygdén Landskapet Uplands och Stockholms stad s. 94-95. Akrell Stockholmiana 17. Allt som utkom. Utgavs enligt Bygdén i fem häften. Något särskilt titelblad trycktes ej, men häftesomslag tryckta av Gjöthström & Magnusson i Stockholm medföljde varje häfte. En av planscherna litograferades ej av Lemercier utan av Frey i Paris och skiljer sig något i färgton från de övriga. Målaren, tecknaren och litografen Carl Johan Billmark (1804-70) lät utgiva flera arbeten med landskapsvyer. "Svenskt konstnärslexikon" skriver om Billmarks studier i Paris: "Han studerade hos Isidors-Laurent Deroy, och man kan i litografierna från den tiden se, hur snabbt han förfinar sin teknik. Bland hans förstlingsarbeten i Paris märks 'Stockholms pittoreska omgivningar, I, Djurgården'." En text av J. E. Rydqvist "Djurgården förr och nu", tänkt för detta verk, utkom i stället separat 1833

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        Babbage's Calculating Engine [ running Title ]

      Lilly Wait Colman and Holden Boston: Lilly, Wait, Colman, and Holden, 1834. [2], [263]-545 pages. The Edinburgh Review was issued quarterly in wraps, and we offer here the entire April-July issue from 1834.The Lardner/Babbage article appears on pages 263-327 and includes 5 engravings in the text of calculator dials.Front and rear wraps are lacking, remnants of the spine label and paper remain.Occasional light foxing. The whole housed in a custom cloth clamshell case with gold spine lettering "Charles Babbage Difference Engine No 1 | Boston 1834". This is an apparently scarce Boston imprint for this journal. While institutional runs of this journal are common, with some 550+ holdings at this writing, the Boston imprints are much scarcer with only 5 institutions noting holdings of only partial runs.This may qualify as an early American imprint related to computing, and is undoubtedly the first American printing of this article.The Lardner/Babbage article reviews and comments on the following articles: 'Letter to Sir Humphrey Davy..on the application of Machinery to Calculate and Print Mathematical Tables by Charles Babbage', 'On the Application of Machinery to the Calculation of Astronomical and Mathematical Tables' by Charles Babbage (1822), 'Address to the Astronomical Society by Henry Thomas Colebrooke on presenting the first gold Medal of the Society to Charles Babbage Esq. For the invention of the Calculating Machine' (1822), 'On the determination of the General Term of a new Class of Infinite Series' by Charles Babbage (1824), 'On Errors common to many Tables of Logarithms' by Charles Babbage (1827), 'On a Method of Expressing by Signs the Action of Machinery' by Charles Babbage (1826), and 'Report by the Committee appointed by the Council of the Royal Society to consider the subject referred to in a Communication received by them from the Treasury, respecting Mr. Babbage's Calculating Engine and to report thereupon.'' (1829) Unlike the one paragraph reviews we're used to today, this treatise was an extensive commentary that provides us today with an interesting historical perspective on his work, and provided the public of that time with a more detailed overview and awareness of Babbage's work than they had seen previously. Origins of Cyberspace 51 notes it is 'The most extensive contemporary account of the Difference Engine No. 1, written by Dionysius Lardner, a prolific popularizer of science. ''From the technical detail that it contains, much of which can be directly linked to the drawings of the machine, it is evident that Babbage was directly involved with and played a substantial hand in its preparation'' (Bromley 1989, 24) From this article Georg Scheutz first obtained detailed information about Babbage's Difference Engine, enabling him to design and eventually construct his own calculating machine twenty years later' (Origins of Cyberspace 51 referring to the London edition). Very Good.

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        An Account of Some Experiments to Measure the Velocity of Electricity and the Duration of Electric Light, WITH: The Bakerian Lecture: An Account of Several New Instruments and Processes for Determining the Constants of a Voltaic Circuit,

      First Editions, extracted from The Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society, respectively from pp.583-591, from vol. 124, and pp.303-327 from vol 133, disbound, large quarto, very good copies, with a total of 4 engraved / lithographic plates (these with small and neat embossed unlinked library name), London, [The Royal Society], 1834 and 1843. * "Sir Charles Wheatstone (1802 -1875), English scientist and inventor of many scientific breakthroughs of the Victorian era. Wheatstone is best known for his contributions in the development of the Wheatstone bridge, originally invented by Samuel Hunter Christie, which is used to measure an unknown electrical resistance, and as a major figure in the development of telegraphy. He achieved renown by a great experiment - the measurement of the velocity of electricity in a wire. He cut the wire at the middle, to form a gap which a spark might leap across, and connected its ends to the poles of a Leyden jar filled with electricity. Three sparks were thus produced, one at either end of the wire, and another at the middle. He mounted a tiny mirror on the works of a watch, so that it revolved at a high velocity, and observed the reflections of his three sparks in it. The points of the wire were so arranged that if the sparks were instantaneous, their reflections would appear in one straight line; but the middle one was seen to lag behind the others, because it was an instant later. The electricity had taken a certain time to travel from the ends of the wire to the middle. This time was found by measuring the amount of lag, and comparing it with the known velocity of the mirror. Having got the time, he had only to compare that with the length of half the wire, and he could find the velocity of electricity. His results gave a calculated velocity of 288,000 miles per second, i.e. faster than what we now know to be the speed of light, but were nonetheless an interesting approximation. It was afterwards found that the velocity of an electric field travelling in a cable depends on the nature of the conductor, its resistance, and its electro-static capacity. Michael Faraday showed, for example, that its velocity in a submarine wire, coated with insulator and surrounded with water, is only 144,000 miles per second (232,000 km/s), or still less. Wheatstone's device of the revolving mirror was afterwards employed by Léon Foucault and Hippolyte Fizeau to measure the velocity of light." -Wikipedia. "In 1843 Wheatstone published an experimental verification of Ohm's Law, helping to make the law (already well known in Germany) more familiar in England. In connection with the verification he developed new ways of measuring resistances and currents. In particular, he invented the rheostat and popularized the Wheatstone bridge." (D.S.B. 14: 290).

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        On the Position of the North Magnetic Pole,

      First Edition, extracted from The Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society, vol.124, pp.47-52, disbound, quarto, very good copy, London, [The Royal Society], 1834. * THE NORTH POLE DEFINED * Sir James Clark Ross (1800 -1862), British naval officer and explorer. He explored the Arctic with his uncle Sir John Ross and Sir William Parry, and later led his own expedition to Antarctica . Ross was born in London, the nephew of Sir John Ross, under whom he entered the navy in 1812, accompanying him on Sir John's first Arctic voyage in search of a Northwest Passage in 1818. Between 1819 and 1827, Ross took part in four Arctic expeditions under Sir William Parry, and in 1829 to 1833, again served under his uncle on Sir John's second Arctic voyage. It was during this trip that they located the position of the North Magnetic Pole on 1 June 1831 on the Boothia Peninsula in the far north of Canada. His own account shows with what enthusiasm he found it. "We were now within fourteen miles of the calculated position of the Magnetic Pole and now commenced a rapid march, and, persevering with all our might, we reached the calculated place at eight in the morning of the 1st of June. I must leave it to others to imagine the elation of mind with which we found ourselves now at length arrived at this great object of our ambition. It almost seemed as if we had accomplished everything that we had come so far to see and to do; as if our voyage and all its labours were at an end, and that nothing remained for us but to return home and be happy for the rest of our days. Amid mutual congratulation we fixed the British flag on the spot and took possession of the North Magnetic Pole and its adjoining territory in the name of Great Britain and King William IV. We had plenty of materials for building, and we therefore erected a cairn of some magnitude under which we buried a canister containing a record of the interesting fact." Another fortnight found the successful explorers staggering back to the Victory with their great news, after an absence of twenty-eight days. * In 1834, Ross was promoted to captain, and from 1835 to 1838, he was employed on the magnetic survey of Great Britain.

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        Geschichten Besessener neuerer Zeit. Beobachtungen aus dem Gebiete kakodämonisch-magnetischer Erscheinungen ... nebst Reflexionen von C. A. Eschenmayer über Besessenseyn und Zauber.

      VI, 1 Bl., 195 S HLwd. d. Zt. Goed. VIII, 208, 61; Ackerm., Geh. Wiss. V, 1045; Hirsch/H. III, 509; Cornell Univ. Witchcraft Cat. 320; Borst 1719. - Dokumentiert Fälle aus dem 16.-19. Jhdt., u.a. die Geschichte des Mädchens von Orlach (1831); der Beitrag von Eschenmayer ab S. 120: "Einige Reflexionen über Besitzung (Besessenheit) und Zauber zu den vorstehenden Geschichten". - Gleichzeit erschienen mit einer Karlsruher Ausgabe. Durchgehend mit Feuchtrand.

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        The Animal Kingdom arranged in conformity with its organization. Vol. the tenth: The Class Pisces with supplementary additions by E. Griffiths & C. H. Smith:

      London, Whittaker & Co., 1834.. Hardback, in a magnificent half calf with gilt ornament and raised bands on spine and marbled boards, pp. viii, 680, pls. 44, 4to, (11" x 8.5"). Some marginal foxing and occasional offsetting of plates, otherwise an unusually fine copy. Armorial bookplate of Peter Rothwell on front end-paper. From the library of Alwyne Wheeler but without his signature.

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        PROMESSI SPOSI; OR, THE BETROTHED LOVERS

      1834. Very Good. MANZONI, Alessandro. I PROMESSI SPOSI; OR, THE BETROTHED LOVERS. A Milanese story of the seventeenth century. As translated for The Metropolitan, from the Italian of Alessandro Manzoni, by G. W. Featherstonhaugh. Washington: Stereotyped and Published by Duff Green. 1834. The "Metropolitan Edition." Possibly the first American edition. (There were two American translations printed in 1834; the other was printed at New York by G. Dearborn.) 8vo.: 249 pp. Text printed in double columns. Contemporary binding; black morocco spine with blind-stamped decoration and gilt-stamped title and year, marbled paper boards. Pencil inscription on ffep. and a contemporary pencil ownership on first flyleaf. Text leaves are mostly clean and quite fresh, showing only some occasional light foxing, and having a faint, shallow dampstain at the top- edge and, for the final 25 ff., at the top fore-corner. The binding is worn at perimeters, especially at corners, and rubbed at surfaces. The top fore-corner of the upper board is missing a small patch of paper. Lower joint is tender and is missing a thin strip of leather (1 1/2 x 1/8") at the head. This is an early translation of Manzoni's panoramic love story set in Milan in the seventeenth century. It is his masterpiece which, upon publication (1825-27), elevated him to the front rank of literary fame. It is still regarded by many Italians as their greatest novel. This is an appealing copy whose condition is very good plus. (American Imprints 25502; Kunitz & Colby)

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        On a General Method in Dynamics; by which the Study of the Motions of all free Systems of attracting or repelling Points is reduced to the Search and Differentiation of one central Relation, or characteristic Function. [with:] Second Essay on a General Method in Dynamics.London: Richard Taylor, 1834-35. First edition.

      "Hamilton's first general statement of the characteristic function applied to dynamics was his famous paper 'On a General Method in Dynamics' (1834)" (D.S.B. VI, p.88). The analogy between geometrical optics and mechanics, which Hamilton established in this paper, plays a fundamental role in all of modern physics, and was the basis of Erwin Schrödinger's formulation of wave mechanics. Hamilton's characteristic (or principal) function ["the first of his two great discoveries, the second was the quaternions" (DSB)] originated from his earlier work on geometrical optics. He introduced this function in an earlier paper (Theory of Systems of Rays, 1827) as a way of characterizing systems of rays of light being reflected by mirrors. "Hamilton's initial motivation was to cast optics into a scheme having 'the power and dignity ... of the general method of Lagrange' in mechanics, ... The main tool of his approach in optics had been what he called the characteristic function V, which he had connected with the principle of least action. This tool of the characteristic function could also be applied, ..., to reformulate the fundamental laws of dynamics; thus the actual motion of mass point in a field of forces, e.g., is found to be governed by equations that are the analogues of those determining the propagation of the rays of light. The particular extension of the optical methods led the author to a new 'General Method in Dynamics,' the Hamiltonian scheme, which is based on Hamilton's variational principle of least action, the characteristic or principal function, and Hamilton's (canonical) equations of motion. Hamilton provided his new general method of dynamics in two memoires, which were published in the Philosophical Transactions" (Mehra & Rechenberg: The Historical Development of Quantum Theory, vol. 5, p.511). Hamilton's optical-mechanical analogy, not only provided a new and more powerful formulation of classical mechanics but also, came to form the foundation of the Schrödinger scheme of quantum mechanics, e.g., wave mechanics. "Hamilton introduced the methods of geometrical optics into mechanics and obtained an equation similar to the iconal equation and now known as the Hamilton-Jacobi differential equation. In it the index of refraction is replaced, essentially, by the potential energy and mass of the mechanical particle. In Hamilton's work Schrödinger thus found an analogy between mechanics and geometrical optics. And, since geometrical optics 'is only a gross approximation for light,' he conjectured that the same cause was responsible for the failure of classical mechanics 'in the case of very small orbital dimensions and very strong orbital curvature.' Both would be only approximations for small wavelengths. Therefore, he said: 'Perhaps this failure is a complete analogy to the failure of geometrical optics, that is, the optics with infinitely small wavelengths; (a failure) that occurs, as is known, as soon as the obstacles or openings are no longer large relative to the real, finite wavelength. Perhaps our classical mechanics is the complete analogue of geometrical optics and. as such, false... . Therefore, we have to seek an undulatory mechanics-and the way to it that lies closest at hand is the wave-theoretical elaboration of Hamilton's model.' Consequently, Schrödiger introduced into his development of wave mechanics conceptions that differed completely from those underlying the quantum mechanics formulated by the Göttingen school." (D.S.B. article for Schrödinger).. Extracted from the Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society, Part II, 1834, pp. 247-308; Part I, 1835, pp. 95-144. Each part stapled into early 20th century stiff wrappers, bookseller's ticket of Henry Sotheran on upper cover. Fine and clean. 4to: 299 x 238 mm, uncut

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        Mishnayot: Shishah Sidrei Mishnah im nekudot ... ve-Im Targum Ashkenazi ... ve-He'arot ... ve-ha-Kadmah be-rosh kol maseket ... u-Mevo ha-Mishnah ... ve-Nosaf al eleh Peirush Melo Kaf Nahat ... me-et Sheneor Faivesh [RARE] (Complete in 6 Volumes)

      I. Lewent Berlin I. Lewent 1832-1834g Six octavo volumes bound in three quarter leather over paper covered boards. Each volume has ties on fore edge of front and rear boards. Vol. 1: "Seder Zeraim" 196 pp. Vol. 2: "Seder Moed" 232 pp. Vol. 3: "Seder Nashim" 212 pp. Vol. 4: "Seder Nezikin" 268 pp. Vol. 5: "Seder Kodshim" 264 pp. Vol. 6: "Seder Tehorot" 212 pp. Book has the original Hebrew of the Mishnah and the translation into Judeo-German in double columns atop the commentary "Melo Kaf Nahat", which is in Hebrew, Rashi Script. The author of the commentary was a renowned talmudic scholar and author who lived in the first half of the eighteenth century. This groundbreaking commentary was considered a ìfunnel of sortsî for previous rabbinic and Medieval commentaries on the Mishnah, for it collected explanations from Rashi, Maimonides, Bertinoro, and Tosafot Yom-Tov. It also drew heavily upon Isaac ibn Gabbai's commentary. This work was originally in Amsterdam in the year of 1732. This is the later reprint from Berlin, printed between the years 1832-1834. Age wear and scuffing to leather, some Hebrew script handwriting on front endpapers, but books are in overall good condition.

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        Autograph Letter Signed, one folio page, Washington, July 21, 1834 and a postscript, Baltimore, July 22, 1834

      To G.W. Williamson. ?In calling at Fuller I found you had left the City. Mr. Dyer the auctioneer...will be kind enough to send me some such order to Mr. D that he might be able to close?with the Marshall. I believe that I had mentioned to you that we had purchased it?The proceeds of which we were to lay out in white washing the room. They have been charged to me, Will you accept them. Tho? that can be arranged hereafter between us. We shall proceed immediately to make the necessary repairs and hope to occupy the house??.? Signed, ?Yours respectfully, Rob?t Mills?. In a postscript he adds, ?Mr. Edward Dyer will charge the am?t of Mr Mills? bill to sales as he has arranged it with me?.

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        Antiquit? Mexicaines Vol. I & II [Incomplete] (includes "Recherches sur les Antiquiti? de I'Am?ique du Nord et de I'Am?ique du Sud" by D. B. Warden)

      Jules Didot Paris Jules Didot 1834fair Ex-library. Elephant folio. Three-quarter morocco over marbled boards. Top edge gilt. Marbled endpapers. (INCOMPLETE, complete work was published with a total of 166 plates. These two volumes with 55 plates total, incl. frontispiece). Vol. I: Relation des trois exp?itions du colonel Dupaix, ordonn?s en 1805, 1806 et 1807, pour la recherche les antiquites du pays, notamment celles de Mitla et de Palenque : Accompagnee des Dessins de Castaneda, Membre des Trois Expeditions et Dessinateur du Musee de Mexico : suivie d'un parall?e de ces monuments avec ceux de l'?gypte et de l'Inde par m. Alexandre Lenoir, createur du Musee des Monuments Francais, membre de la Societe Royale des Antiquaires de France, de celles Londres etc. :d'une dissertation sur l'origine et sur la linguistique des populations primitives des deux am?iques, d'un historique des diverses antiquit? et des fossiles du double continent, par m. Warden, ancien Consul-General des Etats Unis, Correspondant de l'Institut de France, membre de la Societe Royale des Antiquaires de France, et de plusiers autres Societes Savantes: avec un discours par M. Charles Farcy, de la Societe Royale des Antiquaires de France, et de la Societe Libre des Beaux-Arts de Paris; Galindo, de Humboldt et de St. Priest ..." xiv(1)50,56,40,88pp. followed by 9 full-page plates (numbered I - IX) and table of contents (2 pages). Frontispiece. Contents: (1) Antiquites Mexicaines , Premiere Partie , Premier Expedition du Capitaine Dupaix ordonnee par le Roi d'Espagne en 1805 pour la Rercherche des Antiquites du Pays (50pp). (2) Antiquites Mexicaines , Premiere Partie , Deuxieme Expedition du Capitaine Dupaix (56pp) ( 3 ) Antiquites Mexicaines , Premiere Partie , Troisieme Expedition du Capitaine Dupaix en 1807 (40pp) ( 4 ) Antiquites Mexicaines , Premiere Partie. Notes et Documents Hivers. (88pp). Age wear and abrasions on binding. Two-inches of backstrip on head of spine missing, same area along front- and back board split but firmly holding. Tail of spine chipped. Library pocket on inside of front board, slight abrasion on free front endpaper. Two library inventory plates near tail of spine. Binding in fair, interior in very good condition. Vol. II: Antiquit? Mexicaines (includes "Recherches sur les Antiquiti? de I'Am?ique du Nord et de I'Am?ique du Sud" by D. B. Warden) Vol. II (Du Tome Second). Ex-library. Text volume with parts of atlas (incomplete). 70 leaves with 35 plates and text pages numbered 73 through 82, followed by a 224 page essay. Essay section illustrated with 10 plates (numbered I to X). Incomplete (text and plates) first part of Du Tome Second, starting with plate XII through XLVI. Antiquiti? Mexicaines, Deuxi?e Partie: 224 page essay "Recherches sur les Antiquiti? de I'Am?ique du Nord et de I'Am?ique du Sud" by David Bailie Warden, as issued. Printed by Engelman and Thierry Fr?es. Total plates count in this volume is 45, printed on 40 leafs (includes some plans). Title-page on essay only. Front and back cover detached but present. Heavy age wear and abrasions on binding. Three quarter of bottom spine missing, remains of spine heavily torn & loose from book block. Title on spine in gold lettering still readable. Parts of leather near spine on front and back board crudely repaired with white tape. Library card pocket pasted on inside of front board. Sporadic foxing throughout, waterstaining to bottom edge of some pages. Printed library pagination on upper margins of plates pages. Binding in poor, interior in overall very good condition. Text in French. Scarce. By order of Carlos IV., King of Spain, in 1805 Captain Guillermo Dupaix led 3 expeditions to explore the antiquities of southern Mexico. The results were captured in this publication which gave Europeans a first, detailed look at Mayan civilization. The plates (most lithographed in b/w, some tinted) are after original drawings by JosË Luciano Castaneda, who accompanied Dupaix on the expedition. All plates are full-page, except one which is double-page. The drawings were held in Mexican archives to be sent to Spain but got lost in the chaos of the Mexican revolution. After resurfacing the drawings were lithographed by artists such as H. Vanderbur[s]ch, M. Delaporte, H. Robillard, C. Will de Willbery and L. Vitasse.

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        "The Century of Invention. Anno Domini 2000. Or the March of Aerostation, Steam and Perpetual Motion."

      ca. London?: ca., 1834. Extremely rare, separately-issued caricature printed on linen satirizing the early nineteenth-century British love affair with transportation. The print imagines the consequences of technological progress in the year 2000. It depicts a wild fantasy overrun with improbable vehicles from the impracticable and obsolete to the quixotic: steam-powered carriages, giant hydrogen balloons, and men sprouting wings. The handkerchief was also offered in sepia (McCormick Collection of Aeronautica, Item 284, no. 60, Princeton University). Fortunately, perhaps, the survival-rate of handkerchiefs is low, and the McCormick impression is the only other copy located. Locomotives and experimental steam engine carriages were both in use by the 1830s. The cartoonist, unaware that the internal combustion engine and the automobile would be invented later that century, lampoons the steam carriage rather than the increasingly reliable train. Only buildings on wheels traverse his “Grand Northern Railway” bridge. One of these, the “Steamo Equestrian Travelling Company,” involves no actual horses. Neither does the stag hunt by steam-carriage above the bridge. A crier below advertises a “rare Exhibition” of outmoded transportation: “A Live Horse!!! Supposed to be the very last of the RACE.” Even religion has been ameliorated by technology. As the “Zion Chappel” rolls by, a man advertises tomorrow’s sermon: “A CAST IRON PARSON WILL PREACH BY STEAM AT FUDGE CHAPEL.” The hubris of these futuristic inventors is clearest in the sky. Balloon travel was no longer considered viable when this print appeared, yet its Londoners float over to Dublin and back before breakfast. A balloon race is also taking place (between the “Out o’Sight Club” and the “United Moonites”). Like the mythical Icarus, who flew too close to the sun, the flying men hunting a flock of birds will probably bring about their own ruin by inadvertently shooting the balloons.This lithograph was sold as a printed handkerchief, a relatively common form of ephemera during the late eighteenth and nineteenth centuries, but one which rarely survives. As no publishing information appears on the print, it may well have been a pirated edition. The image is an enlarged, reversed copy of a lithograph by caricaturist C.J. Grant from the Every Body’s Album & Caricature Magazine no. 3, February 1, 1834. He contributed regularly to the magazine, which appeared in thirty-nine sheets every two weeks from 1834-35. Grant also produced numerous separately-issued lithographs in paper formats, but not of the present image. The artist’s considerable body of work has been unjustly overlooked until recently; e.g. his Thieme Becker entry notes only that he cut a single wood engraving for the popular London periodical “Punch.” The satirist’s biting wit still shines through today as he gains a proper reception: “Everybody’s album contains some of Grant's finest lithographic work, as well as displaying his imagination at its most fertile". (R.J. Pound, ed., C.J. Grant's political drama: a radical satirist rediscovered, 1998, p 10.). Lithograph printed in red on linen as a handkerchief. (image 15 x 19 1/2 in., (38.0 x 49.5 cm.); sheet 15 1/8 x 21 1/2 (38.4 x 54.8 cm). Some minor spotting. Margins show evidence of thumbtacks used for display.

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