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

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

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        Dizionario delle scienze matematiche pure ed applicate compilato da una societa' di antichi allievi della scuola politecnica di Parigi sotto la direzione di A.-S. De Montferrier. Prima versione italiana con numerose aggiunte e correzioni del D. Giuseppe Gasbarri e di Giuseppe Francois. Volume I (-IX)

      Batelli, 1838-49. 9 voll. in 8, pp. XXXII + 542; 509 + (1b) + (1) di errata + (1b); 541 + (1b) + (1) di errata + (1b); 471 + (1b); 414 + (1) di errata + (1b); 615 + (1) di errata; 495 + (1) di errata; 594 + (4). L'ultimo volume, il IX, e' l'atlante contenente 253 tavole inc. all'acq. Usuali fioriture della carta, per il resto buon esemplare legato in mz. pl. coeva. Traduzione italiana dell'opera francese di Alexandre Montferrier (1792-1863) pubblicata nel 1835 in ed. orig. e poi ristampata. Sotto forma di dizionario sono trattati i vari argomenti con spazio riservato anche alle biografie di matematici. ITA

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        Dizionario delle scienze matematiche pure ed applicate. Prima versione italiana con numerose aggiunte e correzioni del D. Giuseppe Gasbarri e di Giuseppe Franois.

      Firenze, per Batelli e figli, 1838/1845, nove volumi con legatura coeva in mezza pelle, titioli e fregi dorati ai dorsi, tagli marmorizzati (il volume IV ha la legatura originale in brossura), pp. XXXII-542-(2) + 509-(2) + 541-(2) + 471414-(2) + 616 + 495 +594-(4) + 253 tavole litografiche, anche ripiegate, raccolte in unico volume (oltre alle tavole CIII a CXXVI che sono doppie perche' presenti anche nel vol. IV)

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        A Treatise On The Medical Jurisprudence Of Insanity.

      - 1st ed. Boston (Charles C.Little) 1838. Original cloth, lower hinge worn. Inner corner of first pages damp-stained and with some foxing throughout, but a good copy of an important book. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Observationes anatomicae et microscopicae de systematis nervosi structura.

      Berlin Reimer 1838 - (26,5 x 21,5 cm). VI, 41 S. Mit 2 gefalteten gestochenen Tafeln. Moderner Pappband im Stil der Zeit. Erste Ausgabe dieser klassischen Schrift. - "Remak was one of the greatest neurocytologists and his published works have withstood the test of time and scientific examination. His unsurpassed ability as a microscopist is well demonstrated in this doctoral thesis, written in Latin when he was only twenty-three years of age. In it he presented one of the fundamental truths of neurohistology by distinguishing between the gray postganglionic nerve fibers (Remark's fibers) and the white cerebrospinal nerves. He also demonstrated that the autonomic ganglia are the axones of nerve cells and are continuous with cells within the spinal cord. These axones were later called axis cylinders by Purkinje" (Heirs). - Papierbedingt leicht gebräunt. Oberer Rand stellenweise mit schwachem kleinen Fleck, sonst gut erhalten. - Garrison-Morton 1262; Waller 7877; Heirs of Hippocrates 1818 [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Personal Sammelband of Army Court Martial Reports

      Various locations, 1838-1852. 1/2 leather. This collection of 86 General Orders reports the results of important courts-martial conducted within the United States Army between 1838 and 1852. Each report ranges in size from one to 28 pages. All are in nice shape. The half-leather binding has been sympathetically rebacked. John Fitzgelrald Lee’s bookplate is inside the front cover. His penciled binding instructions are on a flyleaf, and two blanks have pencil notes identifying additional trial reports Lee wanted to include in the volume. Many of the reports are signed in ink by Roger Jones, the Adjutant General of the Army from 1825 to 1852, and six are signed by Samuel Cooper, who became the highest ranking Confederate general during the American Civil War. This volume was Lee’s personal reference collection of court martial reports, and no doubt many of them are of trials in which he participated including the famous 1848 mutiny court-martial of John Fremont (for declaring himself the Governor of California) where Lee served as the prosecuting attorney. Other important trials include the court-martial of Captain Seth Thorton after his unit of dragoons was captured by the Mexican Army sparking the Mexican-American War. The trials involved all of the major Army regiments and departments and were held throughout the country—including Florida (during the Seminole War), Texas (before statehood), Western territories, California—and in Mexico. In addition to suspensions and dismissals from service, suspensions of pay and rank, and confinement, more severe sentences (death by hanging and firing squad, branding, lashes with a cat-o-nine tails, etc.) were imposed upon enlisted soldiers for desertion, attempted murder, and murder. Many of the officers who were tried in these courts-martial went on to fame or notoriety including: Braxton Bragg, Don Carlos Buell, Ambrose Burnside, James Carleton, Rene DeRussy, William Harney, Nathaniel Lyon, Samuel Ringgold, James Ripley, Fayette Robinson, Alexander Shiras, and Charles S. Tripler. This reference collection of important court martial records collected by the military’s principal 19th century legal officer provides incredible window into rough-and-tumble, yet surprisingly refined, military life in antebellum America. (Short summaries of each court-martial will be provided with purchase.) The original office of the Judge Advocate of the Army was abolished in 1802 and the entire Judge Advocate General’s Corps was eliminated in 1821. After that time, line officers were detailed to serve as trial attorneys for courts-martial. Although Lee, a cousin of Robert E. Lee, was a graduate of West Point and an artillery officer, he had long hoped to become a lawyer and was frequently detailed to serve as a trial attorney at posts throughout the country. When the service decided to re-establish the position of Judge Advocate of the Army in 1849, Lee was the obvious choice. He served in the position until 1862 when the position was once more abolished. Just before his appointment as the Judge Advocate General, Lee served as an ordnance officer at the St. Louis Arsenal. His son, John Fitzgerald Lee, Jr. practiced law in the St. Louis after graduating from the University of Virginia and served as the president of the St. Louis Bar Association, president of the David Rankin School of Mechanical Trades, director of the St. Louis Public Library, and a member of the Washington University Board of Directors. In his later years, the senior Lee lived with his son in St. Louis where he died in 1884 and was buried in Cavalry Cemetery.

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        An Address Delivered Before the Senior Class in Divinity College, Cambridge

      Boston: James Munroe, 1838, 1838. First edition. Myerson A7.1; BAL 5184. Wrappers slightly soiled; and worn; but still a fine copy of an elusive, early Emerson title which when found at all is usually disbound. Enclosed in a chemise and cloth slipcase.. 8vo, original printed blue wrappers, 31 pages. Emerson's boldest statement to date on the Transcendentalist cause and the need to question religious tradition: "Let me admonish you, first of all, to go alone; to refuse the good models, even those which are sacred in the imagination of men, and dare to love God without mediator or veil." Contemporary ink ownership signature of Abner J. Phipps on the upper wrapper - a graduate of Phillips Academy, Dartmouth College (1838) and resident of Boston - who was probably present at Emerson's address.

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        AN ORATION, delivered before the Literary Societies of Dartmouth College

      1838. [very early Emerson, in wrappers] July 24, 1838. Published by Request. Boston: Charles C. Little and James Brown, 1838. Original printed light blue wrappers. First (and only separate) Edition of this very early Emerson oration -- delivered at Dartmouth College in July 1838, and published (1000 copies) in September by the co-founders (the year before) of today's Little Brown & Co. This piece would later be known as, and collected as, "Literary Ethics." This is very "early Emerson," preceded only by his NATURE (1836) and a couple of other orations delivered at Harvard (1837 & 1838); his next publication would not be for three more years -- his momentous first series of ESSAYS (1841), which would include "Self-Reliance."~This copy is still in the original delicate light-blue wrappers, the front of which reproduces (within a three-line border) the title page. Condition is just about fine (one vertical crease, quite likely from the original mailing). The upper margin of the front cover bears the inscription "Regards of R.C. Lane." Myerson A8.1; Blanck 5185.

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        Eigenh. Albumblatt mit U. Turin, 8. X. 1838.

      1838. 1 S. Kl.-4to. "O incognito che brami queste righe da me, possiumo noi, se non in terra, conoscerci un giorno in Cielo! Frattanto avviciniamoci aspirando di tutto cuore a Dio". - Alt auf Trägerpapier montiert.

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        Cavalcade religieuse à l'occasion du Jubilé de 850 ans. Célébré avec grande pompe en l'honneur de Notre Dame d'Hanswijck à Malines. Malines, P. J. Hanicq, 1838.

      1838. Oblong 4to (290 x 156 mm). With lithographed double-page title (in French and Dutch) and 20 lithographed plates (3 folded). Contemp. giltstamped cloth with giltstamped arms of Pope Gregory XVI on both covers. All edges gilt. Illustrations for the cavalcade celebrating the 850th anniversary of the arrival of a miraculous statue of the Virgin Mary on a boat in nearby Hanswijk. The statue was transferred to Mechelen in 1273 and became the protector of the city, housed in the Basilica of Our Lady of Hanswijk. Since 1738 a grand procession was staged every twenty-five years. The illustrations show soldiers and women on horseback, floats including the kingdom of the saints and the famous giant figures. - Slight browning and brownstaining; some loss to spine cover, otherwise in good condition. Lipperheide Sl 22. OCLC 78418091.

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        Carta Generale Del Regno Lombardo - Veneto Ridotta Dalla Carta Topografica Nell'istiuto Geografico Militare Dell'i.R. Stato Maggiore Generale In Milano Nell'anno 1838

      1838. Cartella in tela verde coeva, contenente i quattro fogli incisi su rame che compongono la grande carta del Lombrado - Veneto. Orografia rappresentata col tratteggio a luce zenitale. Abitati distinti in base alla loro importanza amministrativa. Strade distinte in cinque classi. Sono indicate le stazioni di posta, le miniere, le fabbriche, i passaggi sui fiumi, boschi, risaie, paludi, i confini politici ed amministrativi, ecc. Il foglio III contiene i due titoli, in italiano e in tedesco, la leggenda dei segni convenzionali e un prospetto delle divisioni amministrative. Annesso un piccolo quadro d'unione. Esemplari non tagliati e montati su tela come questo sono di grandissima rarità Dimensioni ogni foglio mm. 460x750, la carta montata 880x1480 mm. Milano Milan

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        Voyages de Gulliver dans les contrées lointaines

      Furne & Cie|& Henri Fournier ainé, 1838. - Furne & Cie & Henri Fournier ainé, Paris 1838, 12,5x21cm, 2 volumes reliés. - Nuova edizione della traduzione francese e prima stampa di 455 illustrazioni di Grandville (5 inserto e 450 nel testo). Leganti vitello mezzo rosso, torna liscia leggermente dorato ornata con le cartucce d'oro e strisce, vitello verde come oliva mostre, una macchia nera in piedi sul retro del secondo volume, piatti carta marmorizzata, piccole tracce di sfregamento sulle copertine e piedi piatti, guardie e contreplats di carta fatta a mano, tre piccoli strappi sui tagli, attacchi del tempo. Qualche piccolo foxing. "Tutta questa immagine occupa uno dei primi posti nel lavoro di Grandville." (Carteret, III, 578). - [FRENCH VERSION FOLLOWS] Nouvelle édition de la traduction française et premier tirage des 455 illustrations de Grandville (5 hors-texte et 450 in-texte). Reliures en demi veau rouge, dos lisses légèrement brunis ornés de cartouches et frises dorés, pièces de titre de veau vert olive, une tache noire en pied du dos du second volume, plats de papier marbré, petites traces de frottements sur les coiffes et en pieds des plats, gardes et contreplats de papier à la cuve, trois petits accrocs sur les coupes, reliures de l'époque. Quelques petites rousseurs. "L'ensemble de cette illustration occupe l'un des premiers rangs dans l'oeuvre de Grandville." (Carteret, III, 578).

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        TROY. TAKEN FROM THE WEST BANK OF THE HUDSON, IN FRONT OF THE UNITED STATES ARSENAL

      New York: Henry J. Megarey, 1838. Colored aquatint, image area 17 3/4 x 25 1/2 inches. Mild toning. Very good. Matted and framed. A wonderfully energetic and skillfully hand-colored view of Troy, New York from across the Hudson River, produced by Henry J. Megarey, the publisher of THE HUDSON RIVER PORTFOLIO. The artist, William James Bennett was a London-born watercolor painter and aquatint engraver, probably most famous for his 1841 view of New Orleans, one the finest depictions of American maritime commerce ever printed, and part of the same series of American city views as the current example. Bennett's Troy view is striking in its own right. "In this beautiful aquatint of Troy by the artist, William James Bennett we see a well-developed and busy city. The white-columned building in the left center is the First Presbyterian Church, erected in 1835-1836 (just in time to be included in the aquatint) and still standing today. The square tower with pinnacles to its right is Saint Paul's Protestant Episcopal Church, erected in 1827-1828 and also still standing.... Making its way along the Hudson, further to the right, is the steam packet JOHN MASON, its deck, fore and aft, crowded with passengers. On the viewer's side of the Hudson, we are given a good idea of what well-dressed young men of the 1830s might be wearing.... As is typical of Bennett's work, this view of Troy is a well-balanced pictorial image, containing elements of landscape and riverscape painting" - Deak. Deak refers to Bennett's series of nineteen scenes of late 1830s - early 1840s urban America as "the finest collection of folio views of American cities." The present example is a first state copy, with the word "TROY" unshaded. Exceedingly rare. DEAK, PICTURING AMERICA 479. STOKES, ICONOGRAPHY OF MANHATTAN ISLAND III, pp.619-22. STOKES & HASKELL, AMERICAN HISTORICAL PRINTS, P.1837-E- 53, pp.83-84. FIELDING, AMERICAN ENGRAVERS 152. ENO 494.

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        Mutter mit ihren Kindern am Waldrand. Aquarellierte Tuschzeichnung in Braunton, mit Deckweiß gehöht. Monogrammiert S , datiert 1838

      1838 - Thieme/Becker XIX, 148. - Außerordentlich fein ausgeführtes Aquarell einer jungen Schäferin mit ihren beiden Kindern unter einem großen Baum, dahinter Schafe. Ganz im Hintergrund eine Stadtsilhouette. - Einwandfreier Zustand; auf weißem Malkarton

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        Jorrock's Jaunts and Jollities; or, the Hunting, Shooting, Racing, Driving, Sailing, Eating, Eccentric, and Extravagant Exploits of That Renowned Sporting Citizen, Mr John Jorrocks, of St. Botolph Lane and Great Coram Street.

      8vo. [8], 358pp, [2], 8pp adverts. With frontispiece and 11 engraved plates by Phiz. Original publisher's cloth, decorated in gilt. Preserved in cloth folding-box. Upper joint and hinge expertly repaired. Bookplates of R. Moore Stephens and Robin Stephens Benson to front endpapers. Light damp-rippling, occasional light staining to plates.First published in the New Sporting Magazine 1831-4, R.S. Surtees' debut introduces the popular sporting cockney-grocer John Jorrocks who also featured in later novels.

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        Spooner's Protean Views No. 5. The Royal Rose of England "The Expectancy and rose of the fair State" Shakespear Accompanied by a signed letter by Gates sent to Mrs. Gilman Bigelow Howe, 1926

      1838. First edition. William Spooner published a series of 'Spooner's Transformations' during the nineteenth century, of which this print is number five. These novelty prints consisted of a scene or symbolic picture pasted onto a single window mount, with another print adhered to the verso. When held up to the light the first picture would fade, revealing the second print. Spooner also published other novelty prints in the form of movable prints, which utilised flaps and other paper mechanisms to reveal a hidden image.. A hand colored lithograph. A novelty print, one of a series of transparency prints. Scene of a rose on a terrace, with a view of Windsor Castle in the background. When held up to the light, the rose gives way to a portrait of Queen Victoria, whole length in coronation robes seated on a throne. Both prints adhered to a window mount, with English inscription adhered below, including publisher's address, 'LONDON WILLIAM SPOONER 377 STRAND JUNE 1ST 1838.' Image 7 1/4" x 5 5/8" at center of mount paper.

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        Spooner's Protean Views No. 27. Westminster Abbey Fitted up for the Coronation of Queen Victoria Changing to the Ceremony of the Homage.

      1838. William Spooner published a series of 'Spooner's Transformations' during the nineteenth century, of which this print is number five. These novelty prints consisted of a scene or symbolic picture pasted onto a single window mount, with another print adhered to the verso. When held up to the light the first picture would fade, revealing the second print. Spooner also published other novelty prints in the form of movable prints, which utilised flaps and other paper mechanisms to reveal a hidden image.. A novelty print, one of a series of transparency prints Scene of Westminster Abbey fitted up for the coronation of Queen Victoria. When held up to the light, depicts the queen on the throne. Both prints adhered to a window mount, with English inscription adhered below, including publisher's address, 'LONDON WILLIAM SPOONER 377 STRAND JULY 28th, 1838.' Image 6 1/2" x 5 1/4" at center of mount paper.

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        Malerischer Atlas und beschreibende Darstellungen aus dem Gebiete der Erdfunde .

      Leipzig, Hartleben's Verlags Expedition, 1838. - 8°, marbled paper boards with small tear on spine ( joints slightly worn). Fraktur type. Some foxing. Overall good. vi, 304, iv pp., plus 18 plates. *** FIRST EDITION. The 18 plates in this volume, which did not appear in any of Poeppig's other works, include a forest fire in Brazil, a trip up the Marañón River, and the Cathedral of Lima. Subjects of the chapters include Matanzas (Cuba), Crete, Kurdistan, Baalbec, Antioch, Natal, the Cape of Good Hope, Damascus, Circassia, Peru, Lebanon, and Oman.Eduard Friedrich Poeppig (1798-1868), German botanist, zoologist and explorer, was sent by the University of Leipzig to gather botanical specimens in North and South America. He spent considerable time in Cuba (1823-24), Pennsylvania (1824-26), and Chile, Peru, and Brazil (1826-1832). His visit to Chile, Peru, and then down the Amazon by raft and canoe to Pará was described in @Reise in Chile, Peru unde auf dem Amazonenstrome während der Jahre 1827-1832, printed in Leipzig, 1835 but not distributed until 1856. Although Poeppig lost some of his scientific data on the trip down the Amazon, he described over 4,000 plant species. Borba comments that "The account of his expedition and the botanical surveys he published are comparable to the work of Humboldt." The plant genus Poeppigia is named after him, as are the Silvery Wooly Monkey (Lagothrix poeppigii), and the orchid Campylocentrum poeppigii (Rchb. f.) Rolfe.*** Not in Borba de Moraes (1983); cf. II, 681 for other works. Not in Bosch. Not in Sabin. Not located in NUC. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Patent for Improvement in the Life Preserver

      Washington 1838 - Document Signed, as Secretary of State, issued to John J. White, Patent for improvement on the life preserver. Washington, April 7, 1838. John Forsyth (1780-1841) lawyer, statesman. Born in Fredericksburg, Virginia, graduated Princeton (1799), served as Attorney General of Georgia (1808); Congressman (Democrat) from Georgia (1813-18, 1823-27); U.S. Senator (1818, 1829,-34); U.S. Secretary of State (1834-41). Also served as minister to Spain, 1819-22 securing ratification of the treaty of 1819. Governor of Georgia 1827-29. Repudiating early states' rights leanings, he became a staunch supporter of President Jackson. Voted against the tariff of 1832, but opposed Georgia's nullification convention. As Secretary of State, Forsyth secured French indemnity payments owing under the treaty of 1831 and stalled on the issue of Texas annexation and recognition.

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        Sämmtliche Schriften. Neue rechtmäßige Ausgabe. (Herausgegeben von Karl Lachmann). 13 Bände.

      - Berlin, Voß, 1838-40. 8vo. Zus. über 6950 S. Mit 1 Stahlstichporträt, 8 Stahlstichtafeln u. 2 gefalteten Tabellen. Halbleinen d. Zeit mit marmorierten Deckelbezügen u. roten Rückenschildern (berieben, Ecken u. Kanten stark bestoßen, Band 1 u. 2 an den Kapitalen mit Fehlstellen). Erste Ausgabe der "grundlegenden und bis heute maßgebenden historisch-kritischen Ausgabe der Werke und Briefe" Lessings. Erstmals wurden hier textkritische Prinzipien, wie man sie bisher für Ausgaben antiker und mittelalterlicher Autoren anwandte, bei einem neueren deutschen Schriftsteller umgesetzt. Durch systematischen Vergleich der Drucke und Handschriften bemühte sich Lachmann als erster um den authentischen Text. - Seifert 7; Goed. IV/1,344,6; Handb. d. Editionen 367.1. - Innen sauber. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        TROY. TAKEN FROM THE WEST BANK OF THE HUDSON, IN FRONT OF THE UNITED STATES ARSENAL

      New York: Henry J. Megarey, 1838. Colored aquatint, image area 17 3/4 x 25 1/2 inches. Mild toning. Very good. Matted and framed. A wonderfully energetic and skillfully hand-colored view of Troy, New York from across the Hudson River, produced by Henry J. Megarey, the publisher of THE HUDSON RIVER PORTFOLIO. The artist, William James Bennett was a London-born watercolor painter and aquatint engraver, probably most famous for his 1841 view of New Orleans, one the finest depictions of American maritime commerce ever printed, and part of the same series of American city views as the current example. Bennett's Troy view is striking in its own right. "In this beautiful aquatint of Troy by the artist, William James Bennett we see a well-developed and busy city. The white-columned building in the left center is the First Presbyterian Church, erected in 1835-1836 (just in time to be included in the aquatint) and still standing today. The square tower with pinnacles to its right is Saint Paul's Protestant Episcopal Church, erected in 1827-1828 and also still standing.... Making its way along the Hudson, further to the right, is the steam packet JOHN MASON, its deck, fore and aft, crowded with passengers. On the viewer's side of the Hudson, we are given a good idea of what well-dressed young men of the 1830s might be wearing.... As is typical of Bennett's work, this view of Troy is a well-balanced pictorial image, containing elements of landscape and riverscape painting" - Deak. Deak refers to Bennett's series of nineteen scenes of late 1830s - early 1840s urban America as "the finest collection of folio views of American cities." The present example is a first state copy, with the word "TROY" unshaded. Exceedingly rare. DEAK, PICTURING AMERICA 479. STOKES, ICONOGRAPHY OF MANHATTAN ISLAND III, pp.619-22. STOKES & HASKELL, AMERICAN HISTORICAL PRINTS, P.1837-E- 53, pp.83-84. FIELDING, AMERICAN ENGRAVERS 152. ENO 494.

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        \"Große Parade auf dem Marsfelde in Gegenwart Sr. Majestaet des Kaisers Nicolaus I. von Russland und Koenig Ludwig von Bayern, zu München am 18ten August 1838 von 9 bis 12 Uhr\". Prächtige Darstellung der Parade, im Hintergrund Gesamtansicht von München.

       Altkolorierte Lithographie von Gustav Kraus, 1838, 25 x 37,5 cm. Pressler 416; Lentner 5824. - \"Links vorne Zar Nikolaus und König Ludwig, umgeben von bayerischen und russischen Offizieren zu Pferde und zu Fuß, rechts paradiert das Leibregiment vorbei. Hinten München mit den Türmen der Frauenkirche, dahinter die Alpenkette\" (Pressler). - Bis auf die Einfassungslinie geschnitten und alt mit Titelei auf braunes Papier mit Goldlinie montiert. Das braune Papier leicht fleckig und knittrig. Frisches Altkolorit! - \"Prachtblatt von grosser Seltenheit!\" (Lentner). Versand D: 6,00 EUR BAYERN, Militaria, Oberbayern

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        Saemmtliche Truppen von Europa (Deckeltitel). Württemberg, München und Würzburg, Eckert und Weiß, [ca. 1838-43].

      1838. 6tes Heft. 30 mont. altkolor. lithogr. Tafeln. Lose in spät. Hlwd. mit mont. Orig.-Brosch. (etw. fleckig, berieben und bestoßen). Folio. - Dabei: Dieselben. Das deutsche Bundesheer. Daraus: Hessen-Darmstadt. Ebda. [um 1840]. Mit 14 (statt 15) mont. altkolor. lithogr. Tafeln. Die prächtig kolorierten Lithographien zeigen Uniformen und Szenen aus dem Soldatenleben mit meist detaillierten Landschafts- und Stadtansichten im Hintergrund. - Die Tafeln kamen in drei Ausführungen in den Handel: 1. mit deutscher Unterschrift, die Kolorierung direkt auf dem Blatt. 2. Der Bildteil ist allein und besonders sorgfältig koloriert und dann auf ein Blatt mit ganzer Größe und eingedrucktem Text montiert (sog. Vorzugs- oder Fürstenausgabe). 3. Die gleichen kolorierten Lithographien wie bei 1, allerdings mit französischer Bildunterschrift (für den Verkauf im Ausland gedacht). Alle drei Ausführungen kommen in unserem Exemplar vor. - Da von Anfang an eine bestimmte Auflagenhöhe nicht vorgesehen war, wurden die Tafeln nach Auftragseingang geschaffen und ausgeliefert. Während des langen Erscheinungszeitraumes sind einige Steinplatten zerstört, Truppen neu eingekleidet und fehlerhafte Uniformdarstellungen erkannt worden. Dies machte neue Abbildungen von Uniformen notwendig, so daß einige Tafeln in mehreren Varianten vorkommen. Bei der Auslieferung griff der Verlag auf das jeweils noch vorhandene Material zurück, tauschte dabei überholte Tafeln durch die Varianten aus und ergänzte die noch fehlenden Blätter durch Neuerscheinungen oder abweichende Ausführungen. - Unser Exemplar mit 3 montierten Tafeln mit gedrucktem Text und Verlagstrockenstempel (2 deutsch, 1 französisch) und 27 montierten Tafeln mit montiertem Text (18 deutsch, 9 französisch). - Teils mit Randläsuren und stärker gebräunt, etwas fleckig. Colas 935. Lipperheide 2120. Vgl. Hiler 261.

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        Mr Owen's establishment at New Lanark, a failure!! As proved by Edward Baines, Esq. M.P. and other gentlemen, deputed with him by the parishioners of Leeds, to visit and inspect that establishment, and report thereon.

      Leeds, published by the Leeds District Board of the Association of All Classes of All Nations. 1838. 12mo., 12pp., preserved in modern wrappers with printed label on upper cover. A very good copy. First edition. Goldsmiths 30726. Harrison p.288. NLW (Owen) 488. The Leeds deputation, appointed by the Guardians of the poor in Leeds, comprised Edward Baines himself, together with Robert Oastler and John Cawood. They were asked to report upon the system of education pursued at New Lanark. Their report was entirely favourable. 'Mr. Owen's establishment is conducted in a manner superior to any other the Deputation ever witnessed, dispensing more happiness than perhaps any other Institution in the Kingdom. Public houses, and other resorts of the vicious are no where to be found in this happy village. Intoxication, the parent of so many vices and so much misery is indeed almost unknown here. No cursing or swearing is any where to be heard. There are here no quarrelsome men or brawling women. The inhabitants of this place form a more religious community than any other manufacturing establishment in the Kingdom'.

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        La Chute d'un ange

      Paris, Charles Gosselin et W. Coquebert, 1838. 2 volumes in-8, (4)-VIII-339-(3) et (4)-429-(3) p., demi-basane verte, dos ornés, tranches mouchetées. Ex-libris : Michel Marie de Momereu, Bibliothèque du Château du Héron. Edition originale, rare sans mention d'édition. * Clouzot, 178. * Voir photographie(s) / See picture(s).* Frais de port en sus. * Membre du SLAM et de la LILA / ILAB Member. * La librairie est ouverte du mardi au samedi de 14h à 19h. * Si vous souhaitez passer à la librairie pour un livre, merci de nous prévenir au préalable, l'ensemble du stock visible en ligne n'étant pas immédiatement consultable. *

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        Cross's New Plan of London. 1838.

      London Published by J. Cross 18 Holborn Hill Opposite Furnivals Inn Jan. 17th 1838 - Large engraved plan, dissected and mount on linen, folding into original green cloth slipcase, with the publisher's label pasted on. Corners bumped and worn. Dimensions: 630 × 1000mm (24.75 × 39.5 inches). A great map of London at the very beginning of Victoria's reign - elegantly engraved with fine original hand-colour. It shows the boundaries of The City of London, Southwark and Westminster. The upper right corner has a table listing all the London parishes, these correspond to coloured Roman numerals on the plan. Originally published in 1828, Cross's popular plan of London ran to numerous editions - the last published in 1864. Howgego 317. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Galleria universale di tutti i popoli del mondo ossia storia dei costumi, religioni, riti, governi d'ogni parte del globo. Con tavole rappresentanti vesti, utensili, armi, monete e vedute di città e di monumenti ad uso degli studiosi ed artisti

      Venezia; Tip. G. Antonelli, 1838 - 1842. 4 voll.; in 8°; pp. 292 , 360, 356, 624 + 398 tavv. (ill. in bn.); leg. in mezza pelle con tassello e nervi al dorso. Vol. I: Asia con 68 tavv.; vol. II: Africa con 86 tavv.; vol. III: America, Australia o Oceania con 88 tavv.; vol. IV: Europa con 156 tavv. Interessante opera soprattutto per la varietà dei costumi e dei tipi umani rappresentati nelle numerose tavole a fine di ogni volume. Completo di tutte le incisioni, ben 398, collezionate e confrontate con catalogo OPAC (raro e completo, segnalo: piccoli restauri ai frontespizi del vol. 1 e 4)

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        LES ENFANTS TERRIBLES.

      1838-1842, imprimerie Aubert et Cie, chez Bauger rue du croissant, 16. Paris. 1 volume in-folio 35 x 27 cm, reliure de l'époque demi-cuir. Reliure frottée, coins usés, dos muet, intérieur frais. Chaque planche en noir est estampillée du timbre sec de "Bauger et Cie". Suite de 49/50 lithographies originales en noir tirées sur blanc 34 x 26 cm. La lithographie n°50 manque pour que la série soit complète. Sans page de titre. Rassemblé tel quel à l'époque. On joint 8 lithographies de cette même série, aquarellées et gommées à l'époque. Quelques défauts dans les marges (déchirures), papier teinté pour certaines. Détail des planches en couleurs sur simple demande. PREMIER TIRAGE. TIRAGE SUR BLANC. La très belle suite Les enfants terribles, 50 lithographies, a paru entre 1838 et 1842. Les 7 premières furent déposées en 1838 et 1839, 41 en 1840 et 1841, les deux dernières en 1842. (Lemoisne, p. 126). "Ce qui rendra l'oeuvre de Gavarni impérissable : cette vie intense, cette profonde connaissance de l'humanité" (Lemoisne) "C'est aussi vers la même époque qu'il imagina un type resté proverbial : l'enfant terrible qui, naïvement indifférent aux cataclysmes qu'il peut déchaîner, dévoile toujours ce qu'il faudrait laisser ignorer, raconte ce qu'il faudrait taire. C'était une idée amusante et nouvelle que de montrer le féroce égoïsme de ces petits monstres, tranquilles et souriants dans leur inconscience. Il est vrai que, sous le crayon de l'artiste, ils sont si drôles que l'on finit par sourire au lieu de plaindre leurs victimes ; victimes que, du reste, le philosophe s'est complu à rendre peu sympathiques à côté de ces tyrans enfantins. [...] Cette série de dessins découle en droite ligne de ses belles études d'enfants de 1834 ; et, cependant, tout en gardant les qualités de celles-ci, montre bien, par le dessin plus libre, plus audacieux, plus cursif, tout le chemin parcouru." (Lemoisne) Référence : Paul-André Lemoisne, Gavarni peintre et lithographe. Paris, Floury, 1924. BON EXEMPLAIRE DE CE RARE PREMIER TIRAGE SUR BLANC.

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        Oliver Twist. Or, The Parish Boy's Progress. By "Boz". In Three Volumes.

      London: Richard Bentley 1838.. FIRST EDITION, FIRST ISSUE, with the suppressed 'Fireside' plate to vol. 3, With half titles, and with the rare instructions to binder plates list to volume 1; volume 3 includes the Bentley's Standard Library advert in place of the half title, which is correct for early issues. All title pages name 'Boz' as the author. In later issues this was changed to 'Charles Dickens, author of Pickwick Papers'. Bound circa 1890 in a full 'West End' crushed green morocco, extra gilt with plum-coloured endpapers, top edge gilt, others untrimmed, original cloth preserved at rear. Lightly toned within. Spines pleasingly toned to brown. A handsome, tall copy in a fine turn-of-the-century binding. Dickens' classic second novel, published one year after 'The Pickwick Papers', which publicised the various hypocrisies and contemporary social evils, including the workhouse, child labour and the recruitment of children as criminals. Full of greed and corruption, sarcasm and dark humour, 'Oliver Twist' featured a host of immortal characters including Fagin, Bill Sikes, The Artful Dodger and of course, Oliver.

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        The Waldenses or Protestant Valleys of Piedmont, Dauphiny, and the Ban de La Roche

      BEATTIE William. London, George Virtue, 1838. (Valdesi). The Waldenses or Protestant Valleys of Piedmont, Dauphiny, and the Ban de La Roche. Illustrated by W.H. Bartlett, and W. Brockedon. In - 4°. m. pelle coeva, dorso decorato in oro. Ritratto dell' autore, antiporta illustrata, (4) pp. una carta geografica ripiegata, 216, (4) pp. e 70 tavole f.t. finemente incise in acciaio, protette da veline, raffiguranti stupendi paesaggi e vedute di località caratteristiche. Ottimo esemplare. Cremonini, L' Italia nelle vedute, 130. Uff. mob. 2

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        The Waldenses. Or Protestant valleys of Piedmont, Dauphiny, and the Ban de la Roche. Illustrated by W.H. Bartlett and W. Brockedon.

      Virtue, 1838. In-8° gr., pp. (VI)-216 con 1 ritr. puntinato b/n dell'A. inciso da Rogers e Room in antip., 1 cartina del Piemonte incisa su acciaio da Sterling e rip. f.t. e 67 (sulle 70 previste) splendide tavv. b/n incise su acciaio da Bartlett, Brockedon, Stanfield e Harding raffiguranti vedute piemontesi f.t. Leg. coeva mz. pl. bordeaux con angoli, tit., nome dell'A. e cornici filettate impressi oro entro scomparti al ds., nervi, piatti e sguardie in carta marezzata, tagli oro, antip. incisa con splendida veduta piemontese di Bartlette, bross. orig. non conservate. Spellature al ds. e ai piatti, una pag. sciolta ma conservata, fioriture sporadiche. Available on request description in English / La description des livres en français est à disposition sur demande / Se envían descripciones de libros a pedida.

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        Storia della vita e delle opere di Giulio Pippi Romano. Con tavole.

      In fol. (cm. 48), cart. , cc.nn. 2 + pp. 91 + LVI di "Appendici alla storia della vita e delle opere di Giulio Pippi Romano" + 47 inc. (1 in antip.), diverse delle quali a doppia p. , di Agostino Comerio, Lanfranco Puzzi, Bramati e Negretti, raffiguranti figure mitologiche, piante di Chiese. Carta forte. Ampi marg. Antip. con inc. raffigurante il ritratto dell'autore. Piatto post. ed ultime 2 inc. sciolti. Mende alla cop. Il front. è mancante di una striscia al marg. inf. che non interessa il t. L'indice delle tavole riporta LXIII inc., nel volume sono presenti solo 47 inc. , risultano mancanti 16 inc. Giulio Pippi, detto Giulio Romano - 1499 / 1546 - è stato un architetto e pittore italiano, importante e versatile personalità del Rinascimento e del Manierismo.

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        SÈjour d'une Famille AmÈricaine en France, suivi d'une Excursion su le Rhin, et d'une Nouvelle Excursion en Suisse

      Paris: Charles Gosselin et W. Coquebert, 1838 - 3 vols in 1, 8vo, contemporary half calf, marbled boards, gilt decorations and lettering. ? From the library of Marie Caroline, Duchesse de Berry (1798-1870). Scattered foxing throughout; binding a little rubbed; very good copy. Spiller & Blackburn, page 87; OCLC records one copy (BibliothËque Nationale). There were similar editions later the same year First edition of the first French translation of Gleanings in Europe. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Abhandlung über die Diagnose und Behandlung der Brust-Krankheiten. Krankheiten der Lunge und der Luftröhre. Aus dem Englischen von Gerhard von dem Busch.

      Heyse Bremen 1838 ( Erste deutsche Ausgabe ) XXIV, 844 Seiten, 1 Blatt, Ohldr mit goldgeprägtem Einbandrücken und farbigem Rückenschildchen, 8° ( 22 x 13,5 cm ). Einband stärker berieben, Ecken und Kanten bestoßen, Vorderdeckel mit Fehlstelle am Bezug zur oberen rechten Ecke hin. Innen Vorsätze etwas leimschattig, wenige Seiten etwas angeknickt, sonst guter Zustand. ( Gewicht 850 Gramm ) ( Pic erhältlich // webimage available ) Versandkostenfreie Lieferung Brust, Brustkrankheiten, Lunge, Lungen, Lungenerkrankung, Luftröhre, Luft, Google, Stokes, William

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        DICTIONNAIRE de la Conversation et de la Lecture. Rèpertoire des connoaissances usuelles.

      - Paris, Belin-Mandar, 1838-1839, 52 tomos, 21,5 x 14 cm., encuadernación uniforme en piel de época con tejuelos, aproximadamente 500 págs. por tomo con el texto a dos columnas.

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        DICTIONNAIRE DE LA CONVERSATION ET DE LA LECTURE - 52 TOMES.

      1838. BELIN - MANDAR. 1838. In - 8.Carré. Relié demi - cuir. Etat d'usage. Coins frottés. Dos satisfaisant. Mouillures. 52 TOMES: environs 450 à 500 pages par tome - contre - plats jaspés - texte en 2 colonnes - quelques traces de mouillure en coin sans consequence pour la lecture.

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        The Cherokee Land Lottery, Containing A Numerical List of the Names of the Fortunate Drawers in Said Lottery, With an Engraved Map of Each District

      New York: Harper and Brothers, 1838. First Edition. Leather_bound. Good. 8vo. vi, 414pp., 4pp publisher ads. Full brown calf leather binding. Red leather label with gilt stamped title on spine. Restored. New red leather label with gilt stamped title. New front end sheet and rear end sheet added. Patched leather head of spine. Boards stabilized. Hinges repaired. Original front paste end sheet has old ink stains and pencil marks. Pencil scribbles verso of title page, preface pages, and rear paste down. Name of S F Wayne penciled on verso of first map engraving. A few of the blank verso sides of map engravings have old pencil notes, sketch, etc. Light to moderate scattered foxing to pages. A good copy. De Renne p.462; Willingham and Harwell Georgiana #30.

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        Von den wichtigsten Pflichten eines Organisten. Ein Beitrag zur Verbesserung der musikalischen Liturgie von D.G. Türk. Neu bearbeitet und mit zeitgemäßen Zusätzen herausgegeben von Dr. Raue.

      Halle. C. A. Schwetschke und Sohn, 1838. 2. Auflage, mit Noten, 8°. 18,6 x 12,0 cm. VI,257 Seiten, Einband mit handgeschriebenem Rückenschild, Dreiseitenrotschnitt, Hardcover in Pappband, In gutem Zustand. Einband stark berieben, die Einbandecken bestoßen, Exemplar einer ehemaligen Lehrerbibliothek mit entsprechenden Signaturen und Stempeln, der Buchblock durchgängig leicht braunfleckig, aber im Ganzen gut. die erste Auflage erschien 1787. Versand D: 2,95 EUR Kunst & Kultur, Musik

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        Eigenh. Brief mit U. Jena, 23. VI. 1838.

      1838. 3 SS. auf gefalt. Doppelblatt. Blaues Papier mit Goldschnitt. 4to. An den Musikkritiker und Komponisten Carl Banck (1809-1889): "Warum ich nicht eher geschrieben habe, Liebster? Weil die Muse nicht zu mir getreten ist und ich den Brief nicht ziehen lassen wollte, ohne daß er Ihnen Poetisches mitbrächte. Einzelnes ist wohl aufgetaucht, aber ohne fertig zu werden, ohne sich abzurunden. Dergleichen will doch gute Zeit haben; darum habe ich es und mich gehen laßen. - Soll ich Ihnen nur wieder sagen, daß Sie mir an allen Ecken und Enden fehlen - das fühlte sich durch. Dazu habe ich viel Geschäftliches zu expediren gehabt und das lähmte die Phantasie. - Nun muß ich aber schreiben, denn gleichzeitig mit Ihrem Briefe traf heut Morgen das beifolgende Paket ein wahrscheinlich vom Hofmeister, das ich nun sogleich expedire. Die Einlage für H. ist besorgt. - Ich hatte ihr früher geschrieben, da Luise sie so sehr wünscht; sie ist bereit zu Neujahr wie sie antwortet. Nun wollen wir einmal hinüber. Ende Juli oder August, damit sie und Luise sich sehn und sich mündlich besprechen, [...] Luise ist übrigens eine excellente Frau - Um hinzuhorchen sagte ich, in Rudolfstadt habe man gegen mich gemeint, es existire ein näheres Verhältnis zwischen Ihnen und H. ich wäre aber überzeugt, das sei nicht wahr. L. antwortete: ‚Wäre es auch, was geht das mich an. Wenn sie so ist wie du sie beschreibst so bekomme ich ein ordentliches, gutes Mädchen, das willig und gewandt und mit den Kindern freundlich und fein ist, und mehr verlange ich nicht denn alles Andere kümmert mich nicht.' - sie wissen also woran Sie sind und wenn der T nicht sein Spiel mit Multiplication treibt, so laßen Sie Alles getrost bleiben wie es ist [...]". - Der Sohn jüdischer Eltern studierte in Berlin, wo er sich taufen ließ, Medizin, dann in Kiel Geschichte und Philosophie und wurde 1824 promoviert. Nach kurzer Tätigkeit als Volontär an der Kieler Universitätsbibliothek ging er als Lehrer nach Hamburg und hatte ersten Erfolg mit poetischen Improvisationen. Durch Goethes Vermittlung erhielt er 1826 eine Professur für neuere Sprachen am Gymnasium in Weimar, wechselte 1829 als a.o.Prof. der neueren Sprache und Literatur an die Univ. Jena und wurde 1837 o.Professor. W. schrieb Romane, Novellen, Humoresken, Gedichte und literarische Feuilletons. Bedeutsam sind seine Anthologien Poetischer Hausschatz des deutschen Volkes (1839, (31)1908) und Der Hausschatz deutsche Prosa (1845, (11)1875).

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        Séjour d'une Famille Américaine en France, suivi d'une Excursion su le Rhin, et d'une Nouvelle Excursion en Suisse

      Paris: Charles Gosselin et W. Coquebert, 1838, 1838. First edition of the first French translation of Gleanings in Europe. Spiller & Blackburn, page 87; OCLC records one copy (Bibliothèque Nationale). There were similar editions later the same year. Scattered foxing throughout; binding a little rubbed; very good copy.. 3 vols in 1, 8vo, contemporary half calf, marbled boards, gilt decorations and lettering. From the library of Marie Caroline, Duchesse de Berry (1798-1870).

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        Wanderungen durch Thüringen

      Verlag Wigand Leipzig ohne Jahr,ca 1838 - Format Groß8° 291 S. + 30 Stahlstiche , diese frisch , dekorativ und nur mal ganz vereinzelt minimal fleckig am weißen Rand , marmorierter Halbleineneinband mit Rückenschild und hübschen goldenen Rückendruck , Erhaltung 1- //

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        Sporting Embellished by Large Engravings Illustrative of British Field Sports. Edited by Nimrod

      London: A.H. Baily, 1838. First edition. With 38 hand-coloured engravings from pictures painted by T. Gainsborough, E. Landseer, R.A., R.A., Charles Hancock, J.F. Lewis and W. Barraud, &c. viii, 144 pp. 1 vols. Folio. Later full green morocco, covers and spine with gilt-stamped emblematic sporting tools, a.e.g., by Whitman Bennett, New York. Covers rubbed, light foxing to plates with heavier foxing to frontispiece, gutter cracked at frontispiece. First edition. With 38 hand-coloured engravings from pictures painted by T. Gainsborough, E. Landseer, R.A., R.A., Charles Hancock, J.F. Lewis and W. Barraud, &c. viii, 144 pp. 1 vols. Folio. Schwerdt I, p. 40

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        Rare Chinese Opium War Watercolour Album.

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

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        Prædiken, holden i Spentrup Kirke over et til Samme nylig skjænket Skib. Orig. udg.

      Randers 1838. 15 s. Indb. ubesk. i nyere priv. hlvldr. med skindtitelfelt på forperm. Bindet sign. Anker Kyster. Meget sjælden. Bertelsen 19.

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        Beskrivelse over Christiania, i Omrids udgivet.

      Christiania, Guldberg & Dzwonkowski, 1838. VIII + 152 s. Nyere priv. håndb. helskinnbd. orig. omsl. medbundet. Foromsl. litt plettet. Omsl. fagmessig oppklebet. Tittelbl. mangler en liten bit i nedre marg.

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