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

      London: Printed by the Author at Egyptian Hall, Picadilly, 1841. Second edition. Two volume set. 264 & 266pp. Small quartos [26 cm] Beautifully rebound in 3/4 red morocco over marbled boards with matching pastedowns and endsheets by Zaehnsdorf for Bartlett & Company of Boston. Complete with three maps and 400 engravings. Near fine. Near fine. Light rubbing to extremities of bindings. Inscribed by the author, George Catlin, on the original yellow front free endsheet. Inscription reads: "To _____ - with compliments of - the author. - Geo Catlin - London 1842." A young lawyer turned portraitist, George Catlin traveled west from his home Pennsylvania in 1830 to fulfill his dream of recording on canvas the North American Indian and their way of life. It was his desire, he said, to paint "faithful portraits of their principal personages, both men and women, from each tribe, views of their villages, games, etc., and [to keep] full notes on their character and history. I designed, also, to procure their costumes, and a complete collection of their manufactures and weapons, and to perpetuate them in a Gallery Unique, for the use and instruction of future ages." In Saint Louis, Catlin met superintendent of Indian Affairs William Clark, with whom he went to Prairie du Chien for the negotiation of peace treaties with a number of tribes - Sioux, Missouri, Omaha, Iowa, and the Sac and Fox. In the fall of 1830, Catlin found himself at Fort Leavenworth, where he met and painted some of the eastern woodland Indians - Shawnees, Delawares, Kickapoos, and Potawatamies - who were being forcibly emigrated from their old homes to new lands beyond the Missouri. Before the smallpox epidemic of 1832, Catlin visited the tribes of the lower Missouri and Platte Rivers - the Otoes, Missouris, Omahas, and Pawnees. During 1832 Catlin was able to travel aboard the steamboat Yellowstone, for a stay among the Indians of the Upper Missouri Basin - notably the Blackfoot, Crow, and Mandan. In 1834, he reached Fort Gibson, Arkansas, where he recorded some of the nearby Osages; and later in the year he accompanied Colonel Henry Dodge, who commanded a force of United States Dragoons on a visit to the Kiowas, Comanches, and Wichitas, on the Arkansas and Red Rivers. In 1836, Catlin went north to Minnesota, where he painted a number of Winnebagoes and Menominees, and visited the famed Pipestone Quarry. During the following year, he visited South Carolina, and Particularly Fort Moultrie, where there were imprisoned many Seminoles, captured during the long hostilities in Florida. By the end of the decade, the project had reached its conclusion. The result was Catlin's "Indian Gallery" consisting of an enormous collection of artifacts, tools, implements, ceremonial equipment, weapons, and costumes, as well as more than four hundred paintings - scenes of tribal life in addition to the portraits. Shortly after taking his whole "Gallery" to England for an extended period, Catlin published the first of his many editions of 'Letters and Notes', which had begun as a series of articles that began in 1837. Wagner/Camp 84.1. Sabin 11536 Howes 1770

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        Popular Treatise on the Art of Photography, including Daguerreotype

      1841 - HUNT, Robert. A Popular Treatise on the Art of Photography, including Daguerréotype, and All the New Methods of Producing Pictures. Glasgow: Richard Griffin, 1841. Octavo, early plain blue paper wrappers and endpapers. Housed in a custom clamshell box. $6500.First edition of Hunt’s landmark photographic work, with 29 in-text illustrations and frontispiece featuring one of the earliest representations of a negative print.In the dramatic years of photography's early growth, with Niépce developing heliography, Daguerre the daguerreotype and Fox Talbot the calotype, Robert Hunt (1807-87), a British chemist, geologist and photographer, broke new ground with this "very first general treatise on photography" (Reilly, Albumen & Salted Paper Book). A pioneering text, it successfully broadened the influence, art and scientific uses of photography while also exploring new photographic processes. "On the discovery of photography Hunt at once began a series of careful experiments, and soon published in the Philosophical Transactions several papers on his results, one being the discovery that the protosulphate of iron could be used as a developing agent" (DNB). "With characteristic unselfishness, Hunt made [his and other discoveries] public during the early '40s." His innovation of "protosulphate of iron had many advantages over gallic acid as a developing agent… Its importance in shortening exposure time "compels us to pay particular attention to its introduction into photography" (Eder, 326). Two years after this book's publication, Hunt produced what many consider to be the first color photograph, using a chromatype process to create a direct positive image in hues of orange or lilac. With frontispiece plate of a photographic positive and negativeâ€"one of the earliest known representations of the negative print. Gernsheim Incunabula 653. Some edge-wear to brittle text, a few stains to title page and gutter margin of Introduction. Foxing to later wrappers. A very good copy of this scarce and seminal work. [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

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        Storia dell'arte col mezzo dei monumenti dalla sua decadenza nel IV secolo fino al suo Risorgimento nel XVI. Vol. I (-VII)

      Fratelli Negretti, Mantova 1841 - 7 voll. in folio, pp. XLVIII + 244 + XXI, 163 con 73 tavv. in fine incise all'acquaforte, 195 + XVI, 87 con 51 tavv. in fine inc. all'acq. [ma 48 secondo la numerazione delle tavole poiche' della 26 esistono anche la 26a, 26b e 26c), 357 + [3] + XXV, 268 con 203 tavv. in fine incise [su 204, manca la no 133], 187 + 3 con un'incisione in fine all'acquaf. n.t. Importante opera completa di tutti e 7 i volumi e mancante di una sola tavola (327 tavole presenti su 328) legato in mz. pl. coeva. Ottimo esemplare (leggera gora marginale alle ultime 13 cc. del III volume), per il resto esemplare freschissimo in ottimo stato di conservazione.ÂPrima edizione italiana (ve ne fu anche una secondaÂstampata a Prato) di questa monumentale opera di storia dell'arte francese.ÂL'Autore "da' principio con un Prospetto storico dello stato civile, politico e letterario della Grecia e dell'Italia relativamente all'arti belle poco prima della loro decadenza, e nel tempo della medesima sino al loro risorgimento. Presentato per tal guisa il quadro dei tempi comunemente chiamati il medio evo, l'autore entra nel suo assunto, e scorrendo per le tre grandi divisioni tracciate dall'arti sorelle ci offre successivamente la storia dell'Architettura, della Scultura, della Pittura. Ma siccome il suo precipuo scopo era quello di presentarci la storia dell'arte dimostrata co' documenti, cosi' fa egli in certo modo parlare i monumenti stessi e quasi ne commenta il linguaggio (.). Sono oltre a 1400, de' quali piu' di 700 inediti. Essi poi disposti sono in 325 tavole, delle quali appartengono 73 all'Architettura, 48 alla Scultura, 204 alla Pittura. Le incisioni eseguite furono sotto gli occhi stessi dell'autore e colla massima fedelta' onde conservato venisse piu' che fosse possibile il carattere degli originali; cosa importantissima in questo genere di lavori. La maggior parte de' monumenti architettonici vennero intagliati da Domenico Pronti, e da Benedetto Mori allievo del celebre Piranesi; i monumenti della scultura e pittura furono incisi da Tommaso Piroli, uno de' piu' valenti intagliatori romani, e da Giacomo Macchiavelli, che pur fece tutti i disegni con grandissima pazienza e con ugual sapere." (Biblioteca italiana, vol. 45, p. 326 e ss.). ITA

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        ARIANA ANTUQUA. A Descriptive Account of the Antiquities

      1841 - AFGHANISTAN'S LONG HISTORY WILSON, H. H. ARIANA ANTIQUA. A Descriptive Account of the Antiquities and Coins of Afghanistan: With a Memoir on the Buildings called Topes, by C. Masson, Esq. London: Published under the Authority of the Honourable the Court of Directors of the East India Company, 1841. Quarto. Xvi,452pp. + 37ff. plates (numbered I-IV, I-IX, I- XXII, plus one large folding map, plus one unnumbered plate showing the Arianian alphabet.) Horace Hayman Wilson (1786-1860) Boden Professor of Sanskrit at Oxford, and Librarian to the East India Company, compiled the first Sanskrit-English dictionary. Charles Masson was actually James Lewis (1800-1853), who adopted the alias after deserting from the British Army in India. Travelling in India and Afghanistan, he learned the local languages, uncovered and documented many important archaeological sites, and collected antiquities. If his advice had been followed, the slaughter of the British Army in Afghanistan in 1841 would have been averted. His description of the "topes" (stupas, or shrines) occupies pp. 55-119. The plates, lithographed by J. Basire, depict the stupas and some of the finds, including over 500 coins which document the various dynasties, from Alexander the Great to the 7th century, which ruled Afghanistan, or "Ariana Antiqua." The work of Wilson and Masson provided most nineteenth- century knowledge of the early history of the area between India and Persia. Internally fine, in original publisher's ribbed cloth decorated in blind and titled in gilt. Corners bumped; some spotting, fading and wear to spine ends, rear internal hinge is cracked. Laid-in are three photographs, perhaps from the 1950s. Two (measuring 8x10 inches and 5x8 inches) show a stupa in a deserted area, with a man in a sola topee and jodhpurs, and one (8x10 inches) shows a dry mountainous area. Scarce.

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        The Scenery andAntiquities of Ireland, Illustrated from Drawings by W.H. Bartlett.Literary department by J. Sterling Coyne.

      London. George Virtue. nd.[1841]. - 4to. 27.5cm, two volumes in One, with engraved titles, map, and118 steel engraved plates, bound in crimson levant morocco, raised giltruled bands, ornately gilt decorated in the panels, plain gilt stampedtitle panels, gilt ruled and decorated wide borders on the boards withblind stamped decorations in the panels, inner gilt dentelles, all edgesgilt, in attractive fine binding - I can't imagine a cleaner copy. William Henry Bartlett, 1809-1854, was Born in Kentish Town, London. Theyoung Bartlett was apprenticed to John Britton ( 1771-1857). He becameone of the foremost illustrators of topography of his generation,travelling not just throughout Britain, but to the Americas in 1839-42.In the mid/late 1840s he travelled extensively in the Balkans and MiddleEast. Bartlett travelled to all the places he drew, unlike many of hiscontemporaries who worked up their pictures from sketches by others. Mostof Bartlett's prints are steel engravings, which was the dominantillustative process between around 1825 and 1845. He died of fever onboard ship returning from his last trip to Israel in 1854. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        SKETCHES OF CHINA; PARTLY DURING AN INLAND JOURNEY OF FOUR MONTHS, BETWEEN PEKING, NANKING, AND CANTON; WITH NOTICES AND OBSERVATIONS RELATIVE TO THE PRESENT WAR. (2 VOLUMES)

      London: Charles Knight & Co, 1841. First Edition. Full Leather. Near Fine binding. A primary source on the First Opium War, or Anglo-Chinese War, fought by the British and the Qing Empire -- in which the Chinese military defeat forced it to open many ports to foreign trade. John Francis Davis was a British diplomat and sinologist who began his careers in the East India Company's factory in Canton. He ended his career as Governor of Hong Kong. A handsome set, in bound in green polished calf, with perimeter ruling in gilt, raised bands with decorations in compartment, and morocco title labels. Folding map of China as frontispiece to Volume I, hand-colored in outline. Near Fine binding.

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        A Narrative of the March and Operations of the Army of the Indus, in the expedition to Affghanistan in the years 1838-1839

      London: Wm. H. Allen and Co, 1841. 8vo. (8 5/8 x 5 1/4 inches). [2],xl,443,95pp. Folding map, three lithographed plates. 16pp. of publisher's ads. (Closed tear to a map). Publisher's brown cloth, covers stamped in blind, expertly rebacked preserving the original spine, period glazed yellow endpapers with publisher's letterpress ad mounted to the front pastedown. (Restoration to the corners) An account of an invading expedition into Afghanistan by the Army of the Indus, a British-led Indian force, during the First Anglo-Afghan War (1839-1842). Though the British were successful at the Battle of Ghazni in July 1839, they were ultimately pushed out of Afghanistan. The whole affair was part of a greater conflict between Britain and Russia for control over the area. The views in this work include Kabul, Ghazni, and Kandahar, andthe map shows the greater region in some detail.

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        A NARRATIVE OF THE MARCH AND OPERATIONS OF THE ARMY OF THE INDUS, IN THE EXPEDITION TO AFGHANISTAN IN THE YEARS 1838-1839

      London, 1841. Octavo. Original brown publisher's cloth, expertly rebacked, preserving most of original spine. Corners bumped and repaired. Closed tear in map repaired with tissue. Very good. An account of an invading expedition into Afghanistan by the Army of the Indus, a British-led Indian force, during the First Anglo-Afghan War (1839-42). Though the British were successful at the Battle of Ghazni in July 1839, they were ultimately pushed out of Afghanistan. The whole affair was part of a greater conflict between Britain and Russia for control over the area. The views in this work include Kabul, Ghazni, and Kandahar, and the map shows the greater region in some detail.

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        Delle ombre e del chiaro scuro in architettura geometrica. Studi

      Fratelli Negretti, Mantova 1841 - Tagli blu Noto architetto vicentino 56 + 27 tavole a doppia pagina p. - in-4 m.pelle coeva titoli e fregi oro al dorso

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        Reise-Handbuch durch alle Theile der Königl. Bayerischen Pfalz in localer und historischer Beziehung; Mit Ausflügen in die K. Preußischen und G. H. Hessischen Lande auf dem linken Rheinufer, und einem Anhange romantischer Sagen und Geschichten aus der

      - Pfalz und den Nahegegenden. Zweibrücken, Verlag von G. Ritter, 1841, 8°, XII, 380 S., mit einer farblithographierten "General-Karte der Pfalz" (46,5x60 cm) und einer farblithographierten Faltkarte "Die Mosel und ihre romantischen Ufer von Metz bis Coblenz" (39x13 cm), illustrierter Original-Pappeinband (Einband berieben und bestoßen, fleckig, Bindung etwas angelockert, je 1 kleiner Einriß in den Karten hinterlegt) [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Bilder aus Griechenland.

      Leipzig, Brockhaus 1841. 2 Bde. 3 Bll., 376 S., 1 Bl.; 3 Bll., 218 S., 1 Bl. Neuere HLwd. Erste Ausgabe. - Contominas 700 Anm.: \"An account of Steub\'s journey from Athens to Corfu. Steub was one of the many young Bavarians who followed King Otho to Greece\"; Kosch XX, 57: \"... zog als staatsbayer. Beamter 1834 mit König Otto nach Griechenland\" - Wenig fleckig. Vorsätze erneuert. Versand D: 5,00 EUR

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        nationale System der politischen Oekonomie Erster Band.

      Stuttgart J.G. Cotta'scher Verlag 1841 - Nationalism and Economics LIST, Friedrich. Das nationale System der politischen Oekonomie. Erster Band. Der internationale Handel, die Handelspolitik und der deutsche Zollverein. Stuttgart: J.G. Cotta’scher Verlag, 1841. First edition. Volume I only (all published). Octavo. LXVIII, [2, contents (second page numbered LXVIII)], 589, [1, blank] pp. Contemporary half patterned brown cloth over marbled boards. Spine lettered in gilt. Cloth and tips rubbed, especially at top and bottom of spine. Occasional browning to some pages, as usual. Professional triangle shaped repair to p.503 on right hand blank bottom corner, not affecting text. Overall, a very good copy. "Friedrich List [1789-1846] is one of the earliest and most severe critics of the classical school of political economy. He denounced Adam Smith and his disciples as the ‘cosmopolitan school’ and held that universal free trade was an ideal that could be achieved only in the far distant future. For the time being, he argued, each nation should foster the development of its own manufacturers by import duties and even outright prohibitions. Only by such means could countries like Germany, Russia and the United States ever hope to achieve the industrial efficiency that would enable them to compete on equal terms with Britain" (Blaug, Great Economists before Keynes, pp. 129-131). "Despite the influence of Alexander Hamilton, the seeds of ‘The National System of Political Economy’ are to be found in the romantic theories of Adam Müller (1779-1829). From him List derived his opposition to Adam Smith and the principle of free-trade. He denied Smith’s parallel between the economic good of the individual and the state, and saw in Smith’s ‘free trade’ unprincipled private advantage to the detriment of the state. To List, the nation was a separate unit standing between the concepts of the individual and humanity as a whole; its unity consisting of common language, traditions, culture and constitution. It followed that its wealth lay not in the capacity for commercial international exchange, as Smith held, but in the development of its own economic and productive resources. Thus, the good of the national economy must override that of the individual. From this followed List’s theory of industrial politics, which was based on an alternating pattern of free trade and controls determined always by the final good of the state.These views coincided so exactly with the reawakening of German nationalism that List’s book caused a great sensation when it was published, and it remained for seventy years the theoretic gospel of the advocates of protectionist tariffs in Germany, Britain and the United States" (Printing and the Mind of Man). Despite the mention of "Erster band" on the title, there was never another volume published: List committed suicide in 1846. Goldsmiths’ 31957. Kress C.5545. Printing and the Mind of Man 311. Not in Einaudi. HBS 67540. $7,500 [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Commenti sul Codice civile ossia Codice civile spiegato e ragionato

      Stamperia sociale degli artisti tipografi 1841-1842, Torino - Antiche tracce d\'appartenenza ai frontespizi. Buono stato di conservazione Tagli spruzzati in giallo. VIII + 647 845 653 741 587 + 8 552 p. 6 voll in-8 m.pelle cordonata coeva con tass

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        Campagne de circumnavigation de la frégate l\'Artémise, pendant les années 1837, 1838, 1839 et 1840, sous le commandement de M. Laplace. Tome 1+ 2 + 3. Les trois premières volumes.

      Paris, Bertrand, 1841; 1842;, 1844. Première /1./ édition. Tome prémier: XXXIX,343,7 p., une carte dépliante colorée (55x41cm) et sept planches gravées. Tome deuxième: VI,467,6 p. Avec une carte dépliante, colorée (41x40cm) et cinq planches gravées. Tome troisième: V,548,4 p. Avec six planches gravées. Volume cartonnée marbrée, le dos en cuir vert. 23x15cm. (= Les trois prémières volumes de six) De l\'avant propos: \"La marine militaire est la protectrice naturelle du commerce maritime; elle seule peut lui assurer, dans les pays lointains, la sécurité ainsi que la considération dont il a besoin pour prosepérer, et en même temps le garantir des effets de la malveillance de rivaux puissants et jaloux.(...)\" Dans les trois tomes, le capitaine de vaisseau (L\'Artémisme), décrit son deuxième voyage autour du monde avec cette deuxième fregate en tous détails (après son prémier voyage avec La Favourite). Le lecteur peut plonger facilement dans l\'histoire à l\'aide des planches merveilleuses et des cartes détaillées. Les gravures des dos sont dans un très bon état. Les coins des livres sont un petit peu broyé. Avec quelques petites taches de moissisure. //..// Seltene Erstausgabe. Aus dem Vorwort: \"Die militärische Marine ist der natürliche Schutz des Seehandels; sie allein kann ihn beschützen, in den fernen Ländern, die Sicherheit sowie die Gewissheit, derer der Seehandel bedarf um zu prosperieren, (gewähren) und gleichzeitig ihn vor den Effekten der Feindseligkeit der starken und neidischen Rivalen bewahren. (…)\" In diesen drei Bänden beschreibt der Schiffskapitän der L\'Artémisme seine zweite Reise rund um die Welt mit dieser zweiten Fregatte in allen Details. (Nach seiner ersten Reise mit der Favourite.). Der Leser kann mit Hilfe der wunderschönen Bildtafeln und der detailreichen Karten leicht in diese Geschichte eintauchen. Die Gravuren im Buchrücken sind in einem sehr guten Zustand. Insges. mit 18 Stahlstichen, 2 gefalt. kolor. Stahtst.-Karten. Die Ecken sind minimal angestoßen. Mit wenigen kleinen Stockflecken. Versand D: 6,00 EUR Weltumseglung, Südafrika, Ceylon, Arabien, Indien

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        Om Begrebet Ironi med stadigt Hensyn til Sokrates.

      1. oplag. København 1841. Samtidigt shirtingsbind. (8) + 350 sider. Lidt plettet. Svage brugsspor ved kapitælerne.. Himmelstrup 8.Eksemplar med Theserne

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        Kathedrale ('Cathédrale De Wells.').

      - Lithographie v. Gustave Simonau b. P. Simonau in Brüssel, dat. 1841 (1843), 70 x 51,5 (Bilder zum Artikel auf meiner Homepage, oder bei Anfrage - pictures on my homepage or after request)

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        EMMA

      London: Richard Bentley. Standard Novels no XXV. 1841. Early printing of the first illustrated edition [first issued in 1833]. Publisher's original brown ribbed cloth, blind-stamped to the upper and lower panels, the title in gilt to the spine. Original yellow coated endpapers. Standard Novels title page (dated 1841), engraved frontispiece, engraved title page with vignette (dated 1833), further title page (dated 1841). 435pp. An excellent example, the binding bumped and faded with some minor wear at the spine tips and extremities but firm and without repair. The contents are entirely complete. There is a contemporary previous owner's name to the top of the first printed title, some offsetting to the endpapers and the occasional short closed tear to a couple of page margins. The pages remain clean and bright throughout. An attractive example in entirely original condition, scarce thus. Further details and images for any of the items listed are available on request. Lucius Books welcomes direct contact with our customers.

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        Musikalische Freitagsgesellschaft. Programm- und Huldigungsblatt zum 5. März 1841. Konzert in München unter der Leitung von Franz Graf v. Pocci.

      1841 - 27,7 x 20 cm. (Sehr guter Zustand). Franz Ludwig Evarist Alexander Graf von Pocci (* 7. März 1807 in München; † 7. Mai 1876 ebenda), deutscher Zeichner, Radierer, Schriftsteller, Musiker und Komponist. Tuschzeichnungen neben einem gereimten Freudentext sowie beigestellte Skizzen in Aquarell, Konterfei des Chors zu Seiten des Kapellmeisters Pocci mit dessen eigenhändigen Anmerkungen: Benennung der Mitwirkenden Fernanda Praetorius und seiner selbst, monogrammiert. Auf Albumblatt montiert. Zeichnung

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        Abhandlungen. Die Grundprobleme der Ethik, behandelt in zwei akademischen Preisschriften. Ueber die Freiheit des menschlichen Willens. Ueber das Fundament der Moral. Beigebunden: Über die vierfache Wurzel des Satzes vom zureichenden Grunde. Eine philosophische Abhandlung. / Ueber das Sehn und die Farben. Eine Abhandlung. / Ueber den Willen in der Natur. Eine Erörterung der Bestätigungen, welche die Philosophie des Verfassers, seit ihrem Auftreten, durch die empirischen Wissenschaften erhalten hat.

      Frankfurt / Leipzig, Joh. Christ. Hermann´sche Buchhandlung / Verlag von Johann Friedrich Hartknoch, 1841;1847;1854 8°, XXXX, 278 S.; VI, 151 S. u. 1 Falttafel; VIII, 86 S. / XXI, 135 S. / , Privat-HLwd. mit aufmontiertem alten goldgepr. Rücken., Durchgeh. etwas stockfleckig, Falttafel. «Ueber die Freiheit...» m. wenigen Randbemerkungen in Bleistift, insgesamt gutes Exemplar. «Die Grundprobleme der Ethik...» in erster Auflage. Die anderen drei Texte in zweiter. sehr verbesserter und beträchtlich vermehrter Auflage. Versand D: 20,00 EUR Philosophie

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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.

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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]

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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.

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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.

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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).

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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.

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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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