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        LETTERS AND NOTES ON THE MANNERS, CUSTOMS, AND CONDITION OF THE NORTH AMERICAN INDIANS

      New York, 1841. Contemporary three-quarter morocco and marbled boards, spines gilt. A bit of shelf wear. Bookplate on front pastedowns, with corresponding presentation inscription (see below). Map neatly repaired and laid down on Japan tissue, very slight loss in bottom margin not affecting map. Very good. A presentation set, inscribed in each volume by William Wiley, Catlin's American publisher, to John W. Brooks of Milton Hill, Massachusetts. First American edition of Catlin's famous book, issued the same year as the London first, with the same collation, maps, and illustrations. One of the most important works on American Indians published in the 19th century. Besides the descriptions of Catlin's travels throughout the West, the book contains hundreds of line drawings of Indians, as well as two significant maps of Indian tribe locations. Catlin first went west in 1830, travelling extensively for the next six years accumulating his "Indian Gallery." LETTERS AND NOTES was published when he brought the exhibition to London. The present copy lacks a total of fifteen numbered illustrations; seven of these, however, never seem to have been issued with the book (they are numbered 23, 137, 142, 149, 159, 246, and 247). They are missing from other copies we have examined, including the Yale copy, and they are not referenced in the text. The errata note, tipped in at the titlepage, explains that though it may seem that several illustrations are missing, those referred to in the text are all present. Therefore, it appears that the only illustrations actually lacking from this copy are those numbered 24 to 27, and 129 to 132 (eight total illustrations, which were printed on a total of two plates). Since this is a presentation copy from the publisher in a special binding, it is possible that this lack represents the earliest issue of the American edition.

      [Bookseller: William Reese Company - Americana]
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        La peste di Milano del 1630 libri cinque cavati dagli annali della Città  e scritti per ordine dei 60 decurioni dal canonico della Scala Giuseppe Ripamonti volgarizzati per la prima volta dall'originale latino da Francesco Cusani

      Milano , Pirotta 1841 - In-4°. Pagine XXXV, 362. Iniziali e testatine xilografici, testo entro cornice a due filetti. Legatura coeva in mezza pelle, carta marmorizzata ai piatti, titoli e fregi in oro al dorso. Buono stato complessivo, qualche alone e isolate fioriture. Edizione originale del primo volgarizzamento dello scritto di Giuseppe Ripamonti (1573-1643) in cui si raccontano gli eventi legati all'epidemia di peste che sconvolse Milano nel XVII secolo. Il testo originale latino, edito nel 1640, fu la fonte principale cui attinse Alessandro Manzoni per raccontare la pestilenza ne I Promessi Sposi. Il letterato milanese Francesco Cusani (1802-1879), traduttore e curatore del testo in italiano, dedica l'edizione ai propri concittadini. Nel 2009 la Casa del Manzoni ha promosso e pubblicato una nuova traduzione del De peste, condotta da Stefano Corsi e curata da Cesare Repossi. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Viaggio intorno al globo principalmente alla California ed alle isole Sandwich negli anni 1826, 1827, 1828, e 1829 di A. Duhat-Cilly [.] Coll'aggiunta delle osservazioni sugli abitanti di quei paesi di Paolo Emilio Botta - -Traduzione dal francese di Carlo Botta

      Fontana, Torino 1841 - In 8, 2 voll., pp. XVI + 296; 392 + (1) con due vedute alle antip. e due tavv. f.t. in xil. raffiguranti S. Francisco, S. Luis Rey, Fort Ross, e le Hawaii. Danni rip. al d. di entrambi i voll. Gora al margine est. delle ultime 6 cc.Âe mancanze al margine sup. int. delle ultime 15 cc. del II vol. Br. ed. Prima edizione italiana, integrata dalle osservazioni del medico di bordo Botta,Âdel resoconto dei viaggi del mercante francese Duhaut-Cilly che arrivo' a Yerba Buena nel 1827, fonte importante nella storia dell'esplorazione della California e delle Isole Hawaii.ÂHill, p. 23; Howes D, 547; Sabin, 21164. ITA

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        VIAGGIO INTORNO AL GLOBO PRINCIPALMENTE ALLA CALIFORNIA ED ALLE ISOLE SANDWICH NEGLI ANNI 1826, 1827, 1828 E 1829 DI A.DUHAUT CILLY CAPITANO DI LUNGO CORSO, CAV. DELLA LEGION D'ONORE CON L'AGGIUNTA DELLE OSSERVAZIONI SUGLI ABITANTI DI QUEI PAESI DI PAOLO EMILIO BOTTA - due tomi

      Stabilimento tipografico Fontana, Torino 1841 - Traduzione: Botta Carlo (1766 - 1837) dal francese . Prefazione: Fontana Alessandro . Edizione: Prima edizione italiana . Pagine: 296+XVI+392 . Illustrazioni: 4 incisioni, tavole . Formato: 8° . Rilegatura: Cartonato pelle con impressioni, dorso con fregi e scritte oro . Stato: Buono . Caratteristiche: Legatura genovese eseguita dalla "Casa degli Artigianelli", piatti marmorizzati con fregi floreali al dorso notevoli.Documenti appartenuti alla famiglia dello storico Carlo Botta e per la prima volta stampat

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        Schilderungen aus Ostindiens Archipel. Mit Abb. u. 1 Charte.

      Heidelberg Mohr 1841 - VIII, 213 (3) S. Halbleder im Stil d. Zt. Einige Ss. braunfleckig. 1.100 gr. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Klaus Schöneborn]
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        Kaiser Maximilian verleiht A. Dürer das Künstlerwappen" (Andresen).

      - Radierung, in der Platte monogr. und dat. "E(ugen) N(eureuther) 1841", 53,5 x 41,5 cm. Im Rand unten mit Trockenstempel "Kunst Verein in Augsburg", darüber "Eugen Neureuther invenit et fecit". - Andresen, Handb. Bd. II, Neureuther 1; Bötticher, Original-Radirungen Nr. 17; Slg. Maillinger Bd. II, 2726; Slg. Proebst 2021; Lentner 12673: "Albrecht-Dürer-Kostümfest im Odeon in München 1840. Gedenkblatt darauf . umgeben von einer reichen Arabeske, die mit zahlr. Figuren, Portraits Münchn. Künstler geschmückt ist". - Rechts alt geschlossener Randeinriß bis knapp in die Darstellung.

      [Bookseller: Peter Bierl Buch- & Kunstantiquariat]
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        Texas. Grenzkolorierte, lithographierte Karte aus ?Vollständiger Universal-Handatlas?. Glogau, Carl Flemming ca 1850, 40 x 32 cm

      - Scarce German lithographic map of Texas, based on Arrowsmith's 1841 map, features thirty counties. An inset at lower left shows a plan of Galveston Bay. Original outline color and printed green in gulf. Good condition.

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        MAP OF THE STATE OF NEW-YORK WITH PARTS OF THE ADJACENT COUNTRY, EMBRACING PLANS OF THE CITIES, AND SOME OF THE LARGER VILLAGES

      Ithaca, N.Y., 1841. Backed with modern linen, trimmed in green cloth, varnished, and on contemporary rollers. With a few creases and some slight darkening, but in generally very good condition. "Engraved by S. Stiles & Co., of New York, and D.S. Throop of Ithaca." This is a revised edition of an important map of New York State. It originally appeared in the first edition of Burr's ATLAS OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK (1829), which was authorized by the Legislature of the State and was only the second atlas of an American state to appear in print. In the following year a wall map version of the map was published, issued again in 1834. The official status of the map was emphasized by a notice on the first (1830) edition of the wall map version: "Published by [order of ] Simeon de Witt Surveyor General [of the State of New York] Pursuant to an act of the Legislature." The rights to the ATLAS OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK were subsequently purchased by Stone and Clark, who in 1841 brought out this updated, wall size map of the folio version of the state map. Among the insets are a map of Manhattan (29 x 10 3/4 inches), and smaller maps of Syracuse, Hudson, Oswego, Poughkeepsie, Ithaca, Utica, Rochester, Schenectady, Lockport, Auburn, Buffalo, Albany, and Troy, as well as an engraving of the canal at Little Falls. This 1841 edition is not listed in Phillips MAPS, nor in Rumsey.

      [Bookseller: William Reese Company - Americana]
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        The Works.

      London: John Murray, 1841–74 - 6 works in 14 volumes, octavo (190 x 120 mm). Contemporary or near contemporary tan full calf, twin morocco labels in red and dark brown and red and light brown, raised bands ruled in gilt, floral tools to compartments, boards and turn-ins ruled in gilt, all edges gilt, marbled endpapers. Extremities a little rubbed, the occasional faint scuff to boards, tanning to edges of free endpapers, the occasional light spot but overall contents bright and crisp. An excellent set. Engraved portrait frontispiece to first volume of Lavengro. First editions. A finely bound set of the author's principal works, being The Zincali (1841), The Bible in Spain (1843), Lavengro (1851), The Romany Rye (1857), Wild Wales (1862), Romano Lavo-Lil: Word-Book of the Romany (1874). [Attributes: First Edition]

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        [AUTOGRAPH LETTER, SIGNED, FROM VICE PRESIDENT JOHN TYLER TO DANIEL WEBSTER, RECOMMENDING A CANDIDATE FOR DISTRICT ATTORNEY OF MISSISSIPPI]

      [Washington], 1841. Quarto, on a folded folio sheet. Old fold lines. Near fine. Vice President John Tyler writes to Secretary of State Daniel Webster regarding an appointment for Mississippi lawyer Augustine L. Dabney to the position of state district attorney. Dabney was a Mississippi lawyer and judge who suggested that the state convention propose Tyler as the candidate for vice president, a move that would lead eventually to Tyler's election to that office. He writes: "Sir, Should a vacancy occur in the place of District Attorney of Mississippi, let me bespeak your favorable notice to the pretensions of Augustine L. Dabney, Esqr. of Raymond Mississippi. He is a man of fine intelligence and of the soundest morals. He migrated to Mississippi about six years ago from Virginia when I had the pleasure of practicing at the same bar with him, and interchanging the hospitalities of frequent intercourse. I endorse that no man will acquit himself of his duties more faithfully or honorably. I know nothing of the present incumbent, and am not to be understood as asking his removal. If however he has come into office over the head of another and in a spirit of proscription, even handed justice would seem to require his removal." Letters by Tyler as vice president are fairly scarce, given the brief period of time that he held that office (March 4 - April 4, 1841).

      [Bookseller: William Reese Company - Americana]
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        The Deerslayer: or, The First War-Path. A Tale. By the Author of "The Last of the Mohicans".

      Lea & Blanchard, Philadelphia 1841 - First edition. 2 vols. 12mo. Chingachgook & Deerslayer. The last of Cooper's "Leatherstocking Tales" of Natty Bumpo in the American wilderness, although it is the first in terms of sequence - Set on Ostego Lake in Upstate New York, Natty Bumpo is depicted as a young man against the practise of scalping. A very desirable copy of this classic of American fiction. BAL 3895; Spiller and Blackburn 32; Wright I 601 Bound in blue morocco by Bennett, N.Y. Fine [Attributes: First Edition]

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        HISTOIRE ET DESCRIPTION DES VOIES DE COMMUNICATION AUX ETATS-UNIS ET DES TRAVAUX D'ART QUI EN DÉPENDENT

      Paris, 1841. Half titles. Large quarto. Contemporary half morocco and boards, spines gilt. Ink stamp to each fly leaf. Atlas: Nineteen double-page plates and maps (one folding). Large folio. Near uniform contemporary half morocco and cloth. Scattered foxing, light shelf wear, ink stamp to flyleaf. Very good. A presentation copy, inscribed from the author: "Monsieur le Président Barouche, hommage de l'auteur Michel Chevalier." The recipient's rubber stamp appears on the front free endsheets. "Most elaborate early foreign work on American railroads and canals" - Howes. Chevalier, a noted French economist, was sent by the French government to the U.S. in 1833 to study the issues of overland and water transportation. "Among his contemporaries he enjoyed a reputation equal to that of...de Tocqueville and Gustave de Beaumont. He remains one of the most important French commentators on the United States" - Monaghan. He remained in America for nearly two years and liked much of what he saw. This publication contains descriptions of the various railroads, canals, and major bridges along the eastern seaboard. Also covered are the railroads and canals of the St. Lawrence and Great Lakes regions of Canada. The atlas volume contains maps of the U.S. showing canals and railroads in New York, Pennsylvania, New Jersey, and Maryland; and technical plans depicting structural details of the Baltimore and Ohio Railroad cars, Schuylkill Canal, Cornwall Canal, Patapsco Viaduct, Aqueduct Bridge on the Potomac River at Georgetown, Morris Canal, etc. A handsome and important production.

      [Bookseller: William Reese Company - Americana]
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        Incidents of travel in Central America, Chiapas, and Yucatan.

       New York, Harper & Brothers 1841. 2 vols. gr.-8°. VIII, 424; 2 Bll., 474 S. 1. Bd.: 1 mehrf. gefalt. Karte u. 25 Taf. (davon 2 Pläne). Bd. 2: 45 Taf. (davon 2 doppels. u. 3 Pläne) u. zahlr. Textholzschn. Ln. mit Verwend. d. goldgeprägt. vord. Einbandillustr. Tlw. stockfl. EASabin 91297 - First edition. \"The wonderful structures of the race of Indians which once inhabited the peninsula of Central America are here described by pen and pencil with great clearness and minuteness\" (Field 379) Versand D: 4,00 EUR Reise, Amerika

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        General Bankrupt Law, An Act to Establish Uniform System of Bankruptcy

      1841. Rare Printing of 1841 Federal Bankruptcy Law [Congress, United States]. General Bankrupt Law. An Act to Establish a Uniform System of Bankruptcy Through the United States [caption title]. [Washington?: 1841]. 16 pp. Octavo (6-1/2" x 4"). Stab-stitched self-wrappers. Minor edgewear, foxed, a few tiny ink stains, occasional contemporary notes in faint pencil to margins of a few leaves. $850. * Signed in type by President John Tyler. Enacted in February 1800 with a slim majority, the first Federal bankruptcy act aimed to encourage economic risk and supersede the patchwork of debtor laws in force in the different states. Never a popular law, it was routinely attacked as a shield for the financially irresponsible and finally repealed in November 1803. Claiming this would retard economic development, supporters of the defeated bill launched a campaign to restore the law or enact a similar one. Attitudes changed after the Panic of 1837 and the five-year depression that followed. Sponsored by Daniel Webster, the General Bankrupt Law was enacted in 1841. It was repealed two years later. Not found in OCLC, Hollis, or the Library of Congress.

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        Panorama vom Schneeberge in Nieder-Oesterreich, und Hemiorama vom Wechsel an der österreichisch-steiermärkischen Grenze. Nebst Andeutungen zur Ersteigung dieser Berge und einer Karte des Schneeberges.

      Rohrmann,, Wien, 1841 - Wien, Rohrmann, 1841. 36 S. OPp. Mit den beiden Panoramen von Jos. Häufler und Joh. Wedl, der Karte und den beiden Ansichten. Durch kleine Leinenstreifen werden die Panoramen 'gesichert'. - Leicht stockfleckig, fleckig, Gbrsp. - Selten. Deutsch [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        General Bankrupt Law, An Act to Establish Uniform System of Bankruptcy

      1841 - Rare Printing of 1841 Federal Bankruptcy Law [Congress, United States]. General Bankrupt Law. An Act to Establish a Uniform System of Bankruptcy Through the United States [caption title]. [Washington?: 1841]. 16 pp. Octavo (6-1/2" x 4"). Stab-stitched self-wrappers. Minor edgewear, foxed, a few tiny ink stains, occasional contemporary notes in faint pencil to margins of a few leaves. * Signed in type by President John Tyler. Enacted in February 1800 with a slim majority, the first Federal bankruptcy act aimed to encourage economic risk and supersede the patchwork of debtor laws in force in the different states. Never a popular law, it was routinely attacked as a shield for the financially irresponsible and finally repealed in November 1803. Claiming this would retard economic development, supporters of the defeated bill launched a campaign to restore the law or enact a similar one. Attitudes changed after the Panic of 1837 and the five-year depression that followed. Sponsored by Daniel Webster, the General Bankrupt Law was enacted in 1841. It was repealed two years later. Not found in OCLC, Hollis, or the Library of Congress. [Attributes: Signed Copy; Soft Cover]

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        Incidents of travel in Central America, Chiapas, and Yucatan

      New York, Harper & Brothers 1841.. 2 vols. gr.-8°. VIII, 424; 2 Bll., 474 S. 1. Bd.: 1 mehrf. gefalt. Karte u. 25 Taf. (davon 2 Pläne). Bd. 2: 45 Taf. (davon 2 doppels. u. 3 Pläne) u. zahlr. Textholzschn. Ln. mit Verwend. d. goldgeprägt. vord. Einbandillustr. Tlw. stockfl. EA Sabin 91297 - First edition. "The wonderful structures of the race of Indians which once inhabited the peninsula of Central America are here described by pen and pencil with great clearness and minuteness" (Field 379)

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        [TWO PARTIALLY PRINTED SHARES OF STOCK IN THE NAUVOO HOUSE ASSOCIATION, COMPLETED IN MANUSCRIPT]

      Nauvoo, Il., 1841. Fine. A rare example of Mormon financial ephemera, documenting the Mormons' stay in Nauvoo and the attempt to build "Nauvoo House," a splendid hotel in the Illinois town. The present example of Nauvoo House stock certificates is one of only two mentioned by Rush, the other being printed in St. Louis, but probably never officially issued. The Mormon Church was headquartered in Nauvoo from 1839 until they moved westward in 1846. In January 1841, Joseph Smith had a revelation instructing him to build a hotel that would provide accommodations for "strangers and tourists" (see the Mormon Doctrines and Covenants, 124:60). Construction began in the spring of 1841, and stock in the building was sold in order to fund the efforts. It was estimated that construction would cost $100,000, and stock was issued in shares ranging from $50 to $1500. The total stock subscription was $150,000. "All who believed in the Book of Mormon or the revelations of God were permitted to hold stock" - Jenson. The stock certificates were transferable by endorsement, so they were used as a medium of exchange as well. The present two certificates are each for one share of stock at $50, and are dated in manuscript Feb. 11, 1841. They are both signed by George Miller (who would later form a schismatic Mormon sect of his own) as president, and John Snyder as secretary. The certificate is decorated with an illustration showing the facade of Nauvoo House, and with an eagle within a decorative border on the left side. Nauvoo House was only partially completed when the Mormons left Nauvoo in 1846, and the house was eventually completed (though not to the original grand design) by Joseph Smith's widow and her second husband. It survives today as a hostel, owned and operated by the Reorganized Church. Printing began in Nauvoo in 1839 under the direction of Ebenezer Robinson and Don Carlos Smith. Byrd lists several items printed by Robinson in Nauvoo, but not the present stock certificates. The only institution listing Nauvoo House Association stock certificates on OCLC is Yale, which apparently owns an example slightly larger in size than this certificate. The Eberstadts offered an example of this certificate in 1954, priced $75. Any such pieces of Mormon ephemera from the Saints' stay in Nauvoo are rare.

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        Map of Australia

      London: Wyld, 1841. 1841. No Binding. VG+. cpmpiled from Nautical surveys made by order of the Admiralty and other authentic documents. Cover title: Australia. Folding linen backed map hand colored in outline. Orig. slipcase & label. Matching blue self cover on map. 23 x 35.25 in. No scale given. Map VG+, case shows some wear. Two insets: Van Diemens Lands and The World showing British Possessions. Reference: Tooley Australia p 171 # 1377. nd ca 1841 London Wyld.

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        Stabat Mater Pour deux Soprani, Tenor et Basse et Choeur à quatre ou cinq Voix... avec Accompagnement de Piano ou d'Orgue par T. Labarre... Prix: 25f. [Piano-vocal score]

      Paris: Troupenas [PN T. 1106 (No. 1-10)]. [1841-42]. Folio. Contemporary quarter dark maroon leather with textured paper boards, spine in gilt-ruled compartments with titling gilt. 1f. (title), 1f. (recto thematic index, verso blank), 77, [i] (blank) pp. With publisher's facsimile signature handstamp to foot of title. With additional separate pagination to the first, fourth, seventh, eighth, ninth and tenth of the 10 musical numbers. Binding slightly worn; head of spine split. Light browning throughout; occasional minor staining; small embossed blindstamp to foot of title. Quite a good copy overall. . First Edition, first issue of the second version (thematic incipit no. 10 with 5 measures and with only one price to title). Rongoni p. 458, no. 8. First performed in Paris at the Théâtre Italien on January 7, 1842. "When, after the death of Varela, the original version of the Stabat mater fell into the hands of the Parisian publisher Aulagnier, who printed it and arranged a performance, Rossini, partly at the prompting of Troupenas and partly because the work published by Aulagnier was a composite, disowned this version and decided to complete the work himself. The revised Stabat mater was ready by the end of 1841. The first performance, arranged by the brothers Léon and Marie Escudier, was in Paris at the Théâtre Italien on 7 January 1842. It was received with enormous enthusiasm. The first Italian performance, at Bologna, followed in March under the direction of Donizetti." Philip Gossett in Grove online

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        The OLD CURIOSITY SHOP. A Tale

      Chapman & Hall, London 1841 - This title first appeared in Master Humphrey's Clock, and the text printed from the MHC stereotype plates, hence the disjointed pagination one will encounter in this separate publication. Intratextual illustrations by George Cattermole & Hablot K. Browne (Phiz). 10-5/8" x 7" Presentation copy, inscribed by the author on the title page. "Mrs. McIan with the involuntary remembrances of Charles Dickens, New Year's Night, 1842." Bound in at the front flyleaf is an autograph note on coated paper by Dickens, also addressed to Mrs. McIan on New Years Night 1842. It reads: "The inclosed book belongs of right to you for you have beautifully perpetuated it. You who have done so much for the love of the fiction, will accept this volume, I hope, for the sake of its author. Ever believe me / Faithfully and truly yours / Charles Dickens." The very next day, the second of January, Dickens and his wife accompanied by his two siblings and John Forster, left for Liverpool to sail to America. His letter to Mrs. McIan is printed on page four of the third volume of The Pilgrim Edition of the Letters of Charles Dickens. Volume with long vertical scuff lines to both boards, obviously from being withdrawn from the case, otherwise VG+. Case well scuffed, About Very Good. Bound in full polished calf by innovative binder James Hayday, whose ink stamp is found on the recto of the rear free endpaper. By Hayday's standards, the polished calf binding is a rather simple affair, with simple double rules to the boards and more decorative gilt tooling to the spine. Hayday is said to have been the preferred binder of publishers Chapman and Hall (whose ink stamp is found on the verso of the front free endpaper of this copy), and for Dickens himself, who reportedly was very selective about individuals receiving presentation bindings. Housed in a late 19th / early 20th C. pull-off case 1st Separate edition (Smith I, 6A). PRESENTATION COPY to Mrs [Fanny] McIan. With ANs. [Attributes: Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

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        THE ORCHARDIST'S COMPANION A QUARTERLY JOURNAL, DEVOTED TO THE HISTORY, CHARACTER, PROPERTIES, MODES OF CULTIVATION, AND ALL OTHER MATTERS APPERTAINING TO THE FRUITS OF THE UNITED STATES, EMBELLISHED WITH RICHLY COLORED DESIGNS OF THE NATURAL SIZE, PAINTED FROM THE ACTUAL FRUITS WHEN IN THEIR FINEST CONDITION

      Philadelphia, 1841. Quarto. Antique-style three-quarter calf and marbled boards, spine gilt, leather label. Scattered foxing, almost exclusively confined to the text; tissue guards intact, plates very clean and bright. Two plates with a small closed tear in foredge. Without the titlepage to the first volume. A very good copy. "Alfred Hoffy was a skilled lithographer who worked for several firms in Philadelphia. Fruit and fruit trees were his passion, and his ORCHARDIST'S COMPANION was the first American journal completely devoted to fruit and its cultivation. It is notable for its superb series of color plates devoted to various fruits, the first such published in the United States (and not to be confused with Robert Hovey's FRUITS OF AMERICA, published in Boston from 1846 to 1852). It is also one of the rarest of American works illustrated with handcolored lithographs. "The book was dedicated to the President and Members of the Pennsylvania Horticultural Society...One of these members was a local nurseryman, Robert Buist (1805-80), who had been trained in the Royal Botanic Garden, Edinburgh, before coming to Philadelphia in the 1820s. There his garden became a centre for the introduction of new plants and seeds, and he wrote several books as well. In a 'Notice' dated March 1842 'A. Hoffy is doing himself the honor of announcing to his friends, subscribers, patrons and the public, that Mr. Robert Buist has kindly accepted at his hands the future Editorial department of the ORCHARDIST'S COMPANION, at the same time cannot omit expressing his feelings of satisfaction and pride in the opportunity of presenting to them so valuable an acquisition to the views of this work...'...The fruit illustrated in the ORCHARDIST'S plates was usually supplied from gardens near Philadelphia. The total number is made up of fourteen pears, eleven apples, eight peaches, seven plums, three grapes, two cherries, two strawberries, and a single apricot. "All 48 [plates] were printed by P.S. Duval's Lithographic Press in Philadelphia and coloured by hand, probably by Hoffy's pupils. Hoffy himself drew and engraved all the first 12; thereafter two of his students, D.S. Quinton and Edward Quayle, helped him...The titlepage vignettes were drawn by Hoffy and engraved by J.H. Brightly" - OAK SPRING POMONA. Copies of Hoffy's work vary in collation, as it was issued in parts, and Hoffy recommended that subscribers eventually bind the parts into separate volumes of preliminary text and plates. Wainwright notes that Hoffy issued parts of THE ORCHARDIST'S COMPANION on a quarterly schedule beginning in 1841, with each part containing twelve illustrations of fruit. The final installment of the work, which raised the total to sixty plates and which is dated 1842-43, is not usually found and is lacking here. In the present copy the titlepage which Hoffy meant to be bound in at the start of the plates, and which is called "Vol. 2 - April. 1841," is bound in at the front of the text, and the titlepage meant to precede the text portion is lacking. The forty-eight plates present here (and most commonly called for) are especially bright and attractive. Despite Hoffy's attempts at similar efforts, enthusiasm for his pomological productions waned. "Patronized by an impressive list of subscribers headed by the President of the United States, endorsed by the Pennsylvania Horticultural Society, and the recipient of a silver medal awarded by the American Institute of New York, THE ORCHARDIST'S COMPANION nevertheless withered on the vine for lack of adequate support" - Wainwright. Cost was certainly a factor; though great plans were laid, no further additions to THE ORCHARDIST'S COMPANION were forthcoming. Still, Hoffy was successful in creating an American fruit book of considerable beauty that became an early hallmark of its genre.

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        British Butterflies and their Transformations

      London: William Smith, 1841. xii, 138, (2), additional hand-col title, 42 fine hand-col plates. 4to. HB. Cont. half morocco, marbled boards, rubbed, scuffed, with some wear to corners; inscription to fly-leaf; occasional spotting / foxing (most plates clean, a few with a couple of spots, mostly marginal). Vg. 1st edition.

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        Letters and Notes on the Manners, Customs and Condition of the North American Indians

      Wiley and Putnam, New York 1841 - Very good in a near fine binding 1st American Hardbound Large Octavio 2 Volumes 2 volumes. viii, 264; viii, 266 pp. Errata slip in vol. I. Illustrated with engravings on 174 plates (of 177) from the original paintings by Catlin, plus 3 engraved maps, one of which is folding. Recased, in 3/4 morocco and marbled boards with gilt lettering to spine, new endpapers; lacking 3 plates, frontispiece and title of vol. I with a large pale dampstain, vol. II title & first contents leaf with a couple of pencil marks, both titles and most plates with some pale foxing, a few plates and the folding map brittle at edges with tiny chips/tears not affecting images, the folding map cleanly split at one fold, one plate with gutter tear in margin, two plates with chipped corners (one of which is laid down on paper [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        An Account of Koonawur in the Himalaya

      London: James Madden & Co, 1841. First. Hardcover. VG+-Nr Fine. 308 pp, appendices, large folding map in front pocket. The author, one of three brothers, traveled through an area of British controlled Central Asia that lay east of Simla. One of the earliest works on high altitude travel (although they never made it through to Tibet). It includes information on history, geography, tribes, languages etc. A truly beautiful copy - original blindstamped cloth showing almost no wear. Text uncut. Someone opened the book to sign their name and never opened the book again. One minute spot on outer rear hinge where cloth is thin. Housed in an opened ended silk slipcase with leather corners and edges, gilt ruled.

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        Einsiedler Kalender [für das Jahr 1841?1909].

      Einsiedeln, Verlagsanstalt Benziger 1841?1909. - Jahrgänge 1?69 (= 69 Hefte) in 7 Bänden. Gr.-8°. Reich illustriert mit Tafeln (teilw. in Farbe), Abbn., Illustrationen, teilw. umfangreichere illustrierte Anzeigenteile. HLn.-Sammeleinbände d.Zt. (teilw. unterschiedlich; OBrosch.-Decken mit eingebunden) mit hs. od. vergold. Rückentiteln. Seiten v.a. der älteren Jahrgänge unterschiedlich stockfleckig. Alters- u. Lagerungs-, wenig eigentliche Gebrauchsspuren. Gesamthaft recht gute Serie. Die ersten 69 Jahrgänge des Einsiedler Kalenders, der bis 1963 erschien (123. Jahrgang, ?damit Erscheinen eingestellt?, vgl. ZDB; J. H. Graf u. J. L. Brandstetter, in: BSLK, Fasc. I, ?Bibliographische Vorarbeiten, Kataloge der Bibliotheken, Gesellschaftsschriften, Zeitungen und Kalender?, Bern 1896, p. 262, für die ersten 55 Jahrgänge von 1841?1895). ? Die drei Jahrgänge 1874?1876 sind doppelt vorhanden. ? Die Illustrationen in den verschiedensten Druckverfahren sind teilweise in beachtlich guter Qualität (in den jüngeren Ausgaben teilw. auf gestrichenem Papier) produziert. ?? Der ?Einsiedler Kalender? ?entstand auf Anregung des Einsiedler Buchhändlers und Verlegers Josef Karl Benziger (1799?1873). Benziger hatte auf einer Reise ins Elsass eine Reihe deutscher und französischer Kalender gesehen. Deshalb kam er auf die Idee, Pater Gall Morel [od. Morell] zu fragen, ob er einen Kalender schreiben würde. Morel sagte zu und schrieb in der ?Vorrede des Kalendermachers?, in der allerersten Ausgabe, er wolle mit dem ?Einsiedler Kalender? ein Gegengewicht zu jenen Kalendern schaffen, die keine religiösen Inhalte vermitteln und stattdessen ? (.) wirklich ehrbare Leute geistlichen und weltlichen Standes durch Zeichnung und boshafte Schilderung vor aller Welt an den Pranger stellen.? [Anm.: das könnte allenfalls auf den von Martin Disteli illustrierten Schweiz. Bilderkalender und den ?Distelikalender? gemünzt sein]. [.] Der ?Einsiedler Kalender? war in seiner Ausrichtung ?grundbrav, tiefreligiös, glaubensvoll und glaubensfreudig (.).? [Zit. aus Jg. 1940, p. 15]. Der ?Einsiedler Kalender? erfreute sich grosser Beliebtheit und erreichte schnell hohe Auflagenzahlen. [.] Pater Gall Morel amtete 33 Jahre lang als Kalendermacher. Nach seinem Tod (1872) übernahm Pater Albert Kuhn (1873?1920) die Redaktion. In den 80 Jahren, in denen Morel und Kuhn den Kalender gestalteten, prägten fast ausschliesslich sie und ihre Mitbrüder den Inhalt. So gesehen, war der ?Einsiedler Kalender? eine Stimme des Klosters. Der Kalender übte vor allem in seiner Anfangszeit einen nicht zu unterschätzenden Einfluss aus, war er doch oft die einzige Lektüre im Haus. Der Kalender war meinungsbildend, lieferte Gesprächsstoff für den Familientisch und betrieb auch ein bisschen Volksbildung.? (Aus: K. Kälin, Schauplatz katholischer Frömmigkeit. Fribourg 2005, p. 50, Fussnote 210 als Zitat aus Einsiedler Kalender 1963). ? Die Firma Benziger zeichnete sich aus durch Innovationsfreude und publizistische Vielseitigkeit, sowie, daraus hervorgehend, ein beachtliches technisches Know-how. Zudem hielt sie mit den verlegerischen Herausforderungen und den Erwartungen des breiten Publikums tatkräftig Schritt. Dies gilt nicht zuletzt auch für den Bereich der Bildproduktion und der Illustration von Publikationen. ?Der Personal- und Maschinenbedarf für diese Menge und Qualität an Druckerzeugnissen war gewaltig: Für den Buchdruck arbeiteten Mitte des [19.] Jahrhunderts bereits 20 Pressen. 1845 wurde eine Buchdruckschnellpresse von Koenig und Bauer erworben, damals Inbegriff modernster Spitzentechnologie. Besonderes Gewicht hatte der Kunstdruck mit der Herstellung von Andachtsbildern. So wurde bereits 1835 eine Lithografie- und Kolorieranstalt eingeführt. Dann folgte 1844 die Stereotypie, 1847 die Pariser- und Gipsstereotypie. 1856 begann man mit dem Stahl- und Kupferdruck, 1858 mit der Galvanoplastik, 1863 folgte die Zinkografie. Eine drucktechnische Revolution brachte um 1860 die 1837 erfundene Chromolithografie, mit der es erstmals möglich wurde, in gross [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        Hôtel de Bourgtheroulde le 20 mai 1841.

      Rouen, 1841. - Dessin à la plume avec des rehauts de gouache, 36,5 x 25,5 cm. Dessin sous verre encadré dans une baguette en pin à double filets noir. Joseph Nash (1808-1878) est un peintre aquarelliste et lithographe anglais. Il a illustré plusieurs ouvrages et l'on trouve quelques aquarelles de lui au Victiria Albert Muséum. Une lithographie a d'ailleurs été tirée de ce dessin, ainsi que sur Saint Maclou (Staircase), l'Abbaye de Saint Amand, la Cathédrale (North entrance), l'église Saint Etienne. Il a notamment eut comme professeur l'architecte Auguste Charles Pugin, avec lequel il voyagea en France pour l'assiter dans ses dessins architecturaux pour son ouvrage "Paris et ses environs", paru en 1830.

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        Livre miniature. - Le petit chansonnier.

      Paris, Marcilly, 1841, - 2.6 x 1.8 cm, 64 p. (chansonnier + calendrier), illustré de 6 gravures, 2 ff. avec manque de papier et petite perte de texte, reliure en plein maroquin vert, plats et dos joliment ornés à l?or. tranches dorées. Miniaturbuch. - Le Petit Chansonnier. Mit 6 ganzseit. Abb., 64 S. grüner O-Maroquinbd. mit Deckel- u. Rückenvergoldung, Goldschnitt. Chansontexte mit ganzseitigen, winzigen Illustrationen sowie ein Kalendarium. - Gering gebräunt, Ränder etwas geknickt, 2 Bll. mit Eckabriß bzw. mit Abriß im Rand, je mit Textverlust.Please notify before visiting to see a book. Prices are excl. VAT/TVA (only Switzerland) & postage. Welsh 5551-53 (autres éditions). Bondi [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        A Pocket Topography and Gazetteer of England: with Historical and Statistical Descriptions, and Distance, Parochial, Population, & Other Tables. In Two Volumes [2 volumes in 1]

      Published by Pigot & Co [1841], London - , 2 volumes in 1, xii, 502, & ,x, 484 pages, complete with 39 county maps hand-coloured in outline (Yorkshire map is folding), 39 engraved vignette plates, and folding general map, Cornwall is not listed at front but has map, plate & text, Lincolnshire & Rutlandshire are together on one map & plate First Edition , cracked at upper half of front joint thus front cover loosely held, few surface scuffs to leather at spine, gilt mostly nice and clean, neat owner's name on front blank, the large folding map has afew small tears at folds but no loss, occasional light patches of foxing to pages and plates, maps generally nice and clean, book in good condition , half plum calf with cloth sides, gilt titles and decoration on spine, raised bands, marbled edges and endpapers 21 x 14 cm Hardback ISBN: [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Recherches générales sur l'organographie, la physiologie et l'organogénie des végétaux.

      Paris, Imprimerie Royale, 1841. - (31,5 x 25 cm). (4) 130 S. Mit 18 gefalteten kolorierten gestochenen Tafeln. Original-Halbleinwandband. (Sonderdruck aus: Memoires de l`Académie des Sciences, Tome VIII). Erste Ausgabe dieser preisgekrönten Abhandlung. - Gaudichaud-Beaupré (1789 -1854), französischer Botaniker und Professor für Pharmazie, wurde besonders dadurch bekannt, dass er Louis de Freycinet bei seiner Expedition um die Erde in den Jahren 1817-20 auf den Schiffen ''Uranie'' und ''Physicienne'' als Botaniker begleitete. Berühmt wurde seine Australia-Sammlung. In den Jahren 1831-32 unternahm er eine zweite Reise, die ihn nach Südamerika führte und die das Material für vorliegende Arbeit lieferte. - Stellenweise etwas stockfleckig. Einband gebräunt und stärker bestoßen, sonst breitrandig und gut erhalten. - Pritzel 3233; Nissen BBI 688 [Attributes: First Edition]

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        Memoirs of Extraordinary Popular Delusions and the Madness of Crowds

      London: Richard Bentley. FIRST EDITION. Hardcover. Very Good. RARE FIRST EDITION of Charles MacKay's classic study of mass behavior. Generally considered the most important book on market psychology, its vast influence extends to such diverse disciplines as stock market analysis and religious studies. "There are fewer than a dozen books written more than a century ago that could be called classics of the social sciences. Charles Mackay's Extraordinary Popular Delusions and the Madness of Crowds is one of them, and it is probably the oldest. First published in 1841, Mackay's work... has probably never been long out of print in the past one hundred fifty years. The book includes quite a cast of characters: ghost hunters, alchemists, prophets, economic speculators, witches, crusaders, and faith healers, among others, all hold center stage in what amounts to a catalogue of beliefs gone awry and mass behaviors turned goofy (if not dangerous)... The range of topics Mackay covers is wide and in some cases deep. One reason Extraordinary Popular Delusions and the Madness of Crowds has become such a classic is that irrational behavior has never been in short supply, and modern examples of crazes, speculative bubbles, and mass hysteria continue to amuse, frustrate, and provoke us today" (David J. Schneider). London: Richard Bentley, Publisher in Ordinary to Her Majesty, 1841. Octavo, nineteenth-century three-quarter morocco by Root & Son. Three volumes. (In addition to the "Root & Son" binder stamp on the endpaper, there is the small stamp of legendary Boston bookseller "Charles E. Laurat Co."). Complete with half-titles for vols. II and III (no half-title was issued with vol. I) and five engraved plates. Vols. I and II frontispieces slightly cropped in blank bottom margin. Bindings with minor rubbing, with small chip to vol. II spine end; text exceptionally clean. A beautiful set. RARE.

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        Untersuchungen über die Gletscher.

      - Solothurn, Jent & Gassmann, 1841 (text) & Neuchâtel, H. Nicolet, 1840 (atlas). 2 volumes. 8vo (text, 216 x 142mm) & folio (atlas, 500 x 335mm). pp. xxii, 326, (1), with 18 lithographed plates by Joseph Bettannier and 14 lithographed slightly smaller outline key plates. Contemporary half cloth, gilt lettering on spine (text) and original printed yellow wrappers, with large illustration (atlas). First German edition. The first French edition was published almost simultaneously 'Die deutsche Bearbeitung dieses gleichzeitig französisch erschienen Werkes verdank ich meinem Freunde Dr. Carl Vogt' (from the introduction). "Great work of the 'founder of glacial geology'" (Horblit, 'One hundred books famous in science', 1). Louis Agassiz 1807-1873 who was to become the foremost of the early proponents of the idea of a recent ice age, was born into a family of a Swiss Calvinist minister. He attended courses at several universities, graduating as a doctor of philosophy at Erlangen and as a doctor of medicine at Munich. "Agassiz then took a new interest: superficial deposits and landscape features of Switzerland and Germany that were attracting attention as being possibly related to a previous much wider extent of the alpine glaciers. This activety culminated in 1840 in his 'Études sur les glaciers', in which he was able to show that Switzerland had recently been covered by a vast ice cap, and from which meltwater carried far and wide great spreads of sand, gravel, and huge erratic boulder. The thesis brought the author to the immediate notice of European and American geologists" (Hancock & Skinner, 'The Oxford Companion to the Earth', p. 8). The German edition seems to be much rarer than the French one.PMM 309 (French edition); Norman 17 (French edition); Sparrow, 'Milestones of Science', 2 (German edition); Horblit 1 (French edition). [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

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        Eigenh. Musikzitat mit U.

      O. O. u. D. - 1 S. 170:256 mm. 6 Notenzeilen, betitelt "Herz Jesu Bundeslied für Sopran u. Alt". - Der Schüler Simon Sechters war seit 1841 Hoforganist und von 1853 bis 1901 Domkapellmeister an St. Stephan in Wien. Sein kompositorisches Werk umfaßt geistliche und weltliche Werke. - Mittelfalte mit kleinem Einriss, eigenh. Noten auf Verso-Seite. [Attributes: Signed Copy]

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        The Park and The Forest

      London. : Thomas Maclean. , 1841. Fair. Publishers quarter morocco and dark green moire with gilt lettering to front and spine and emblematic gilt border to text on front. Covers bumped and worn around edges and slightly abraded and marked. Missing a few inches from the spine head and about 4" from the spine tail. The title page has a corner detached but present - as pictured (from the verso of the leaf). The cheap gutta-percha has rotted leaving the contents of the casing loose within, which has in turn caused a little dog-earring and dust marking to exposed fore-edges of plates. There is a dampstain to a corner of a few of the plates, a closed tear to the blank margin of another, a little light dirty marking to the blank margins of another and some tearing to a couple of the tissue-guards. Slightly foxed throughout. . First printing. . Hard. Elephant folio. 22". . Fair. Illus. by Illustrated with 25 plates, plus vignette title page. .

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        Los Cuatro Evanjelios Traducidos del Griego al Español, español, é ilustrados con notas / por Guillermo Harris Rule, Presbítero de la Iglesia Protestante Metodista, y Superintendente de su Mision en España

      Gibraltar: imprenta de la Biblioteca Militar, 1841. First edition, 4to, [630]pp., one plate, authors presentation copy to the Wesleyan Methodist Theological Institution, later library bookplate and rubber stamp on front paste-down, later cloth reback, uncut. William Harris Rule (1802-1890), a Cornishman, left the church of England as a Young man to become a Wesleyan Methodist. He and his wife founded schools in Gibraltar which at one time had 400 pupils. Darlow and Moule, 8524.

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        PUNCH Or the London Charivari Volumes 1-199 1841-1940 Complete

      Punch Office, 1841-1940.. Volume 1-199 bound in 100 vols (13 ft approx). 4to. Rebound in uniform half morocco, raised ribbed spines tooled in gilt with floral motifs with plain endpapers (corners of some of the earlier vols a little scuffed and some marks on spines - otherwise a near Fine set. Pp. variously paginated, illus throughout with b&w plates and in text (no inscriptions). .

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        Dioptrische untersuchungen [WITH] Beitrage zur Theorie der algebraischen Gleichungen.

      Göttingen Dieterichschen & 1849 1841 - First editions. 2 works in 1, 4to., 34; 34 pp., 1 lithograph plate, first title laid down, light browning throughout, old marbled boards, rebacked, paper label to upper cover. Gauss (1777-1855) ranks, together with Archimedes and Newton, as one of the greatest geniuses in the history of mathematics. In the first work, Gauss gives the first systematic analysis on the formation of images under a paraxial approximation (Gaussian optics) Among his results, Gauss showed that under a paraxial approximation an optical system can be characterized by its cardinal points and he derived the Gaussian lens formula. This was Gauss's last significant scientific contribution and has been called his greatest work by his scientific biographer Clemens Schafer. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Letter signed by Arago after he had gone blind, offering his correspondent the four-volume "Souvenirs" account of the Freycinet voyage

      1841. Single page letter, 225 x 160 mm., very good. A beautiful letter dictated by Arago and signed by him in pencil.In the letter he tells his correspondent that he has been blind for some four years, but that although in this sad state, plunged into profound darkness, he had written a four-volume account of his voyages, the publication of which has been crowned with success. He now takes, Arago continues, the liberty of sending a set to his correspondent, begging him to accept, and saying that being able to admit him to the list of subscribers would be a great honour.Arago signs off with a cryptic note, hoping that his correspondent will receive from "du pauvre Bélisaire" the assurances of his greatest respect: Bélisaire was a novel by Marmontel published in 1767 and famous in France as an example of the ingratitude of those in power towards their faithful servants: was Arago implying that he too had been cast aside by the French authorities? Whatever the case, the gift was not accepted but only, as a note in a second hand at the top of the letter confirms, because a set of the books was already in the recipient's library.Arago letters are quite uncommon, especially where they relate directly to his voyage accounts and experiences. Although the year this letter is not openly stated, Arago is recorded as having gone blind in 1837, hence a likely date of later 1841 here.

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        La Physiognomonie ou l' art de connaitre les hommes d' après les traits de leur physionomie, leurs rapports avec les animaux, leurs penchants, etc.

      publié par Gustave Havard s.d. (circa 1841) Lavater, Johann Kaspar. Paris, publié par Gustave Havard, s.d. (circa 1841). La Physiognomonie ou l' art de connaitre les hommes d' après les traits de leur physionomie, leurs rapports avec les animaux, leurs penchants, etc. Traduction nouvelle par A. D' Albanès. In - 4° piccolo, m. pelle dorso a nervi, fregi e titolo in oro, copertine originali conservate. xvi, 320 pp. con ritratto dell' Autore inciso da Villerey e 120 tavole f.t. raffiguranti 750 fisionomie incise in rame. Bell' esemplare di questa rara e pregevole edizione. Caillet, 6236. De Guaita, 1860. Uff. Mob. 1

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        Collecção de varios escritos ineditos politicos e litterarios ?. Que dá à luz publica J.M.T. de C.

      Porto, Na Typografia de Faria Guimarães, 1841. - 8°, contemporary black quarter calf over marbled boards (corners slightly bumped), flat spine gilt, gilt letter, edges sprinkled. Overall in fine condition. Black-on-silver rectangular ticket of Livraria Escquina, Porto in upper outer corner of front pastedown endleaf (2 x 4 cm., with rounded corners). xv, (1), 319 pp., (2 ll.), 25 pp., (1 l.). Complete with the index, list of subscribers and @advertencia called for in Borba de Moraes. *** FIRST EDITION. Alexandre de Gusmão was called by Amzalak one of the five best mercantilist authors (quoted in Hanson, @Economy and Society in Baroque Portugal 1668-1703, p. 306, n. 13). The letters and opinions gathered in this volume cover a wide range geographically - Portugal, Europe, India, Angola, Brazil - and an equally wide range of diplomatic, ecclesiastical and business affairs. A series of six letters deals with the @Contrato do Tabaco (pp. 72-80); an essay immediately following discusses the origin of the Puritans, and whether they were actually free of all Jewish blood (pp. 81-5). In a long essay on the new method for collecting the King's fifth of gold revenues in Brazil (pp. 89-146), Gusmão argues that the foundry system is inconvenient and unjust, and could encourage cheating. There is a long analysis, written in 1751, of a letter by the Governor of Colonia do Sacramento concerning the Treaty of Madrid, which had set new boundaries for the Spanish and Portuguese possessions in America (pp. 147-213). At the end of the volume are four poems and a comedy (@O Marido confundido) by Gusmão.Gusmão (1695-1753) was a native of Santos, São Paulo. After serving as a diplomat he became private secretary to D. João V and finally a member of the Conselho Ultramarino. *** Borba de Moraes (1983) I, 382. Blake I, 32. Innocêncio I, 33: "hoje pouco vulgar." Cf. Barbosa Machado I, 97; IV, 9. Rodrigues 1176. Not in Welsh or @Greenlee Catalogue. Porbase locates a single copy, at Biblioteca Tomás Ribeiro-C.M. Tondela. Copac locates a single copy, at British Library. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        'The Times' testimonial Report of the trial of the action, Bogle versus Lawson, for a libel published in 'The Times' London-newspaper, tried at the summer assizes for the county of Surrey, held at Croydon, Monday, August 16, 1841, before the Right Honourable Sir Nicholas Conyngham Tindal, Knt Lord Chief Justice of the Court of Common Pleas, and a special jury; together with the proceedings of a public meeting of merchants, bankers, and others, held at the Mansion House, London, Friday, October 1, 1841, on the subject of such action, and of the committee then appointed; and also a list of subscribers to 'The Times' testimonial Published by the Committee

      London: John Hatchard and Son, Henry Butterworth and Pelham Richardson. 1841. 8vo., 179 + (1)pp., wanting the half-title, title-page soiled, recently well bound in linen-backed marbled boards lettered. First edition: apparently rare. COPAC locates copies only at BL + Soc. of Antiquaries + Univ. of London. Kress (C.5743) has a 3rd ed. of 1842. A sensational case of a million pound plot to defraud continental bankers by forged letters of credit or 'lettres circulaires', purporting to have been issued by the bankers Glyn, Hallifax, Mills, & Co. The plot was exposed by a Times of London correspondent in a letter, published in the newspaper on 26th May 1840, which referred to 'the great forgery company established on the continent lately detected', and naming the co-conspirators. These included the Marquis of Bourbel, 'the chief of the gang', the Baron Louis d'Arjuzon, alias De Castel, Pipe 'an Englishman who professes to be a solicitor in London', and Cunningham Graham 'an anonymous partner in the house of Bogle, Kerrich, and Co.'. The case was sensational in both social and in banking circles. It exposed the largely unregulated and certainly sloppy banking practices associated with letters of credit (easy to forge and difficult to police) and the almost brilliant ingenuity of an international gang of fraudsters. The naming of Allan George Bogle - who was almost certainly involved - triggered this libel action against John Joseph Lawson, the printer and publisher of the Times, and resulted in the award of one farthing damages for Bogle, but enormous expense and the considerable gratitude of bankers and the city of London for the Times. The present report is without much doubt one of the most detailed accounts of any major financial swindle at this period, particularly one involving letters of credit, a method of money transfer which had been successfully launched in the 1770s by Herries, Farquhar, and Co. to the considerable benefit of the travelling public.

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        Guerino detto il meschino. Storia in cui si tratta delle grandi imprese e vittorie da lui riportate contro i turchi. Riveduto ed illustrato con note da Giuseppe Berta

      a spese degli editori, Milano 1841 - Usura delle cuffie lievi abrasioni lungo i bordi della copertina ex libris al contropiatto difetto alle cerniere Testo incorniciato da doppia filettatura testatine capilettera e finalini fregiati. Raro. XII + 336 con ill xilograf n.t. p. - in-8 m.pelle titoli e fregi oro al dorso

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        Sporting Architecture.

      London: R. Ackermann 1841 - FIRST EDITION. 4to. (29 x 23 cm). pp.vi+97. Original publisher's binding by Runting of plum ribbed cloth with blind-stamped border and gilt architectural vignette title to upper cover, a.e.g. Head of spine slightly chaffed, corners bumped, some spotting, generally a crisp copy in superior condition. Complete with a total of 43 engraved and lithographed illustrations including frontis., title etc., some full page, some two or more to a page, some vignettes etc. All as called for. (Mellon/Podeschi 165; Schwerdt II, p.250) [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        History of Missions to China

      Boston: Massachusetts Sabbath School Society, 1841 - Second edition, revised by the Committee of Publication. 16.1*10.1cm, 252p. In original dark brown embossed cloth with blind image of the MASS. S. S. SOCIETY Building to front and rear boards and gold stamped text to spine. Frontispiece etching titled "A Chinese Idol". A Nice Solid Copy. Former owner's name and date to ffep, bookplate to front paste down. Some wear to edges of covers and a few pages. Former library copy with a few markings. Very mild foxing to some pages, otherwise very clean and unmarked. Binding firm, overall a good+ copy. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Théatre Choisi... Précédé d'une Introduction par Ch. Nodier, et Illustré par des Notices Littéraires Dues a ses Amis, Membres de L'institut, de l'Académie Française, et Autres Hommes de Lettres. Avec le Portrait de L'Auteur, Gravé sur Acier par Bosselmann, d'Après Madame Cheradame

      Paris; Nancy: Tresse; Chez L'Auteur. 1841-1843. 4 volumes. Octavo. Quarter dark green leather with marbled boards, raised bands on spine with titling gilt. With named cast lists. Each piece is preceded by preliminary material including notes on the particular work, texts of associated documents, contemporary reviews, etc. Includes contributiions by Paul Lacroix, Pujoulx, Elise Voïart, Vaulabelle, Amable Tastu, and commentary on the Opéra comique by Sedaine. Contains Pixérécourt's melodramas and several opéras-comique, as follows (composers noted in brackets, where known): Vol. 1: 1f. (half-title), 1f. (frontispiece portrait of the author engraved by Busselmann after Madame Cheradame), 1f. (title), xc, 509, [i] pp. Contains Coelina (Quaisain); Le Pèlerin Blanc; L'Homme a Trois Visages; La Femme a Deux Maris; Les Mines de Pologne; Tékéli. All set to music by Gérardin-Lacour except Coelina. Vol. 2: 1f. (half-title, 1f. (title)l, xxviii, 674 pp. Contains Maures d'Espagne (Gérardin-Lacour); La Forteresse du Danube (Bianchi); Robinson Crusoé (Piccini); L'Ange Tutélaire (Piccini); La Citerne (Piccini); La Rose Blanche (Gaveaux); Marguerite d'Anjou (Gérardin- Lacour). Vol. 3: 1f. (half-title), 1f. (title), 626, [i] pp. + folding plate between pp. 210-211. Contains Les Ruines de Babylone (Gérardin- Lacour); Le Chien de Montargis (Piccinni); Charles-Le-Téméraire (Piccinni); Christophe Colomb (Darondeau); Monastère Abandonné (Piccinni); Le Belvéder (Quaisain and Adrien); Une Visite de Mme de la Vallière (unattributed). Pp. 23-26 detached. Vol. 4: 1f. (half-title), 1f. (title), cxci, 516, [i] pp. + folding plate between pp. liv and lv. Contains Esquisses et Fragments de Voyages; La Fille de l'Exilé (Piccini); Valentine (Piccini); L'Évasion de Marie Stuart (Darondeau); La Tête de Mort (Piccini); Latude (Piccini); Dernières Réflexions de l'Auteur sur le Mélodrame; Quelques Réflexions Inédites de Sedaine sur l'Opéra Comique. Pp. 233-240 bound in between pp. 248 and 249; occasional mis-pagination. Slightly worn, rubbed and bumped. Minor foxing and creasing; small tears; scattered annotations in pink and blue ink. . First collected edition. Scarce. Dubbed ?'the Corneille of the Boulevards?', Pixérécourt was practically the inventor, and certainly the codifier, of the popular French stage form mélodrame. Noted for its stock characters, complex plots, sensationalism, startling coups de théâtre, scenic virtuosity and a strongly moral outlook, the mélodrame flourished in the early decades of the 19th century. Pixérécourt built a catalogue of nearly 60 such plays, beginning in 1798 with Victor, ou L?'enfant de la forêt (originally intended as an opéra comique), developing an international reputation. He also wrote comedies, tragedies, vaudevilles, féeries, pantomimes and the librettos of some 21 opéras comiques... He certainly was not ignorant of the dramatic potential of music, for he worked a great deal of it into his melodramas. His most frequent collaborators in that genre were Louis Alexandre Piccinni and Adrien Quaisain. In both dramas and librettos he saw himself as a successor of Sedaine... Though Pixérécourt?'s melodramas are best known for the influence they exercised on Romantic drama, they were no less influential on the genre that came to be known as French grand opera." Karin Pendle in Grove Music Online.

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        Physiologie du flaneur [Ensemble] Physiologie de l'employé [Ensemble] Physi EDITION ORIGINALE

      Aubert|& Lavigne, 1841. Fine. Aubert & Lavigne 1841, In-18 (8,5x13,5cm), relié. - First edition of which only three physiologies the flaneur Physiology is dated. Physiology of the flaneur. Thumbnail Aloohe, Daumier and Maurisset. Employee physiology. Thumbnails per Trimollet. Physiology of the unhappiest woman ... Thumbnails Valentin. Binding half black sheepskin contemporary. Smooth spine tooled with fillets. gilt titles. Friction. - [FRENCH VERSION FOLLOWS] Edition originale de ces trois physiologies bien illustrées ; pour exemple la première physiologie contient 65 vignettes. Seule la Physiologie du flaneur porte une date.  Physiologie du flaneur. Vignettes de Alophe, Daumier et Maurisset. Physiologie de l'employé. Vignettes par Trimollet. Physiologie de la femme la plus malheureuse... Vignettes par Valentin. Reliure en demi basane noire d'époque. Dos lisse orné de filets. titres dorés. Frottements. rares rousseurs éparses, sur un papier demeuré bien blanc. NB : Cet ouvrage est disponible à la librairie sur demande sous 48 heures.

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        Ancient Laws and Institutes of Wales; Comprising Laws Supposed to Be Enacted by Howel the Good, Modified by Subsequent Regulations Under the Native Princes Prior to the Conquest of Edward the First [etc.]

      . Modern cloth, a bit shaken, but a clean copy. The Commissioners on the Public Records of the Kingdom, London], 1841.

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