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        A Journey to Beresford Hall, The Seat of Charles Cotton Esq The Celebrated Author and Angler

      London: John Russell Smith, 1841. First edition. Lithographed throughout. Frontispiece, title vignette; biographical note, " The handwriting of Alexander but very rarely appears" with a hand-colored fishing fly; 7-page facsimile manuscript. [15] leaves, printed rectos only. 1 vols. Thin 4to. Original publisher's purple cloth, paper label on front cover. Rebacked with cloth spine, text and plates professionally cleaned. Portong copy (bookplate perished, with ghost of glue residue). "A journey to Beresford Hall...The Tally Ho! of the Fox Hunter, a Stirring Neck and Neck Race to the Horse Racer." (from the Preface). A rare piece of Waltoniana. Alexander was born in 1767 and became a very successful illustrator and then first keeper of prints and drawings in the British Museum. He made his journey to Cotton's residence in 1815, the year before his death. All he seem to have left as a record is the Memoir of the Author reproduced here. The work is dedicated to the Anglers of Great Britain, and to the various Walton Clubs, by a Brother of the Angle.

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        Subscribers to the Coronation of Her Most Sacred Majesty the Queen, Painted by George Hayter [cover title]

      [London, 1841. 21-1/2 pp. with circa 380 signatures. Folio (13-3/4 x 10 inches: 350 x 260 mm.). Original dark blue morocco, front cover stamped in gilt to a cathedral design with numerous color onlays surrounding the gilt-stamped title. Fine. In a custom cloth chemise and half morocco slipcase. A unique order book containing subscriber's signatures to the mezzotint engraving of George Hayter's painting of the coronation of Queen Victoria. Subscribers could order first proofs at £12.12, proofs at £8.8 and prints at £4.4 (Queen Victoria ordered 6 first proofs). Other notable subscribers include Victoria, Duchess of Kent (the Queen's mother), the Duke of Sussex, Leopold of Belgium, and Albert, Prince Consort. The album is beautifully-bound in cathedral binding with multiple color onlays.

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        The Works of Cowper and Thomson ?

      Philadelphia: Gregg & Elliot, No. 9 North Fourth Street, 1841. Frontispiece. x, 404; xxxvi, 133 pp. 1 vols. 8vo. Bound in full black morocco, covers and spine embossed in blind to an all-over scrollwork, floral and scallop-shell design, a.e.g., by Benjamin Gaskill (signed at head of spine in blind, "Gaskill, Phila."). Light rubbing to corners, else fine. Embossed American Binding by Gaskill A fine embossed binding by Benjamin Gaskill of Philadelphia. Gaskill popularized embossed bindings in America, drawing on the pioneering work of the English firm of Remnant & Edmonds. In fact, the spine of this volume is derived from a Remnant & Edmonds spine plaque (cf. Maser 43a).

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        The Seasons, and the Castle of Indolence ? With a Biographical and Critical Introduction, by Allan Cunningham

      London: Bogue, 1841. One of a few copies printed on India paper. 48 wood engravings by Samuel Williams. [v]-lxx, [2], 271, [1], 4 (ads) pp., printed entirely on INDIA PAPER by Wright and Co., Printers. 8vo. Full contemporary green contemporary morocco with gilt arabesques on upper and lower covers, a.e.g., joints rubbed, else fine. On India Paper

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        Journal of a Revolutionary Soldier, being a Journal the American Revolutionary War Service of Elijah Porter of Farmington, Connecticut from May 1777 to May 1780, describing his service in New York and New Jersey, written from memory after the war

      [Farmington, Connecticut, 1841. Manuscript on laid, watermarked paper; 11 leaves and 10 additional leaves (6 x 4-1/2 inches) loosely inserted, being a total of 21 leaves containing approx. 26 unfoliated pages of ink manuscript. Nineteen and a half leaves excised from the bound notebook, an apparently re-purposed account book; the notebook was inverted and the remaining leaves were used to record the present journal. The additional, loosely inserted leaves conclude the journal begun in the notebook. 8vo, approx. 7-1/4 x 4-3/4 in inches. Marbled stiff paper wrappers dated "1841" in manuscript on upper cover. Housed in a custom gilt-lettered leather and cloth box. Elijah Porter's journal of his American Revolutionary War service covers a three-year period, May 1777 to May 1780, and is so arranged as to provide a vivid narrative of the leading incidents and campaigns during his military service in New York and New Jersey. It is a narrative more than a mere daily accounting. Porter served in General Israel Putnam's Division of the Connecticut Line, under General George Washington's command. The main events chronicled by Porter include the Battles of Fort Montgomery, Monmouth, and Stony Point. He describes the capture and execution of two spies, an attempt to kidnap Washington, the arrest of American General Charles Lee by Washington in the field at Monmouth, an African American servant's single-handed capture of a British officer, and Washington's tearful solicitude for his troops during the harsh winter encampment at Morristown. Some of the other persons discussed by Porter include American General Anthony Wayne, the "Hored Trayter [Benedict] Arnold," and American ally, "Barren Stuben [Baron von Steuben] the Old Prussian Drummer." Porter, of Farmington, Connecticut, enlisted in May 1777 and first served in the Hudson River Valley in New York. The journal of his three years' military service in the American Revolution begins with accounts of two separate incidents there concerning the arrests, trials, and executions of two British spies in September and October of 1777. Porter begins by providing a gripping description of his having to hold down a distraught kneeling British officer convicted of espionage so that the officer could be shot to death. He has to leap away as the officer is shot. A description of the dramatic discovery and subsequent hanging of another spy near Fishkill, New York follows: "[O]ur patrolling party discovered a man making towards the [British] Fleet, they took him up and brought him before a Court & one of the guards testified he saw a stranger put something in his mouth whereupon the surgeon gave him an emetic which brought up a silver ball and in it a letter from Burgoine [British General John Burgoyne] to Genl. [Sir Henry] Clinton to hasten on for his relief, the Court passed the sentence of Death and in an hour he was swinging under the Gallows" (pp. [2-3]). Porter also writes about the British plan to capture George Washington across the river from West Point. A servant girl in a house where Washington was attending a ball detected the plot to kidnap General Washington and take him to New York. The servant warned Washington's guard who: "[ed] themselves in the bottom of the Boat and kept still, the night was dark, but the sentry soon discovered a boat approaching but they kept still untill the enemy landed, they then arose and sprang ashore and captured all the enemy and brought them with Genl. Washington over to West Point in safety[.] not long after this the report was that the British Army at Philadelphia under Genl. Howe was on their way to N. York & Genl Washington was making all the preparation he could to capture the whole army" (pp. [8-9]). The most moving account within Porter's Journal of a Revolutionary Soldier is of the hardships endured by Washington's army during their harsh winter encampment at Morristown, New Jersey in 1779 and 1780. Porter's description of a sleepless Washington wading through the snow, tearfully comforting his hungry troops is particularly affecting: "[O]n the 5th day very early in the morning, before sun rising, there was some noise in the Camp and behold Genl. Washington wading in the snow, leading his horse and calling at every Hutt speaking kindly to all the soldiers and saying the first he knew of their sufferings, was the night before and had not slept a moment during the night, but tho it was severe cold was on his way to see and sympathise with the suffering Soldiers, and when he found them so puicible [peaceable?] & so rejoiced to see him & hear his voice, he was much overcome & the Tears rolled down his cheeks in torrents he told us he would do his utmost to get us something to eat, & so passed on to visit the whole encampment. Before night the steward's Call was beat [upon the drums] and off they went. In a little time he [the steward] returned with a piece of Beef enough to give each man a quarter of a pound, at the sight of food their appetite was raving and he was obliged to place a sentry over it while he would weigh it out, as soon as they received their quarter of a pound of raw beef they Instantly swallowed it raw, and it so sharpened their appetite they were almost raving mad ... The snow continued falling untill it was about 3 feet deep on the level, and it was very difficult moving about, but guards must be mounted every day, and as they marched to their different stations they might be traced by the Blood of their feet ..." (pp. [25-26]). An outstanding account written from memory by a soldier who witnessed extraordinary events during the American Revolution. Porter would pen within: "The Present Generation do not seem to know what Obligation they are under to the Whigs of America, for it was they that Redeemed the Country from bondage at the sacrifice of Life and property".

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        Rom. Bleisftift.

      Rechts unten bezeichnet.. 17 x 23,8 cm.. Die zarte Bleistiftzeichnung zeigt den Blick über die von Büschen und Zypressen überwucherte römische Campagna auf zwei Gebäude der Stadt. - Der Landschaftsmaler Julius Steinkopf hielt sich von Ende 1841 bis Juni 1844 in Rom auf. - Rückseit. bez.: "Von Julius Steinkopf" und "In Rom". - Blatt mit leichten Knickspuren und sehr kl. Flecken. - Versandkosten auf Anfrage.

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      New York: Egbert Hedge, Railroad Journal Office, 1841 A foretelling of the new and useful purposes of the transportation to the seaboard by the Philadelphia and Pottsville Railroad of the coal and iron trades down the valley of the Schuylkill by which a considerable reduction will be effected in the prices of those comodities. Inscribed by Geo. C. Schaeffer on the title page, "Persented to the MLA by Geo. C. Schaeffer. Oct 15, 1842." Old Merrcantile Library (MLA) rubber stamps on some of the pages. Schaeffer was an examiner at the Patent Office and worked at the Bureau of Navigation. He probably was the author of this anonymous book. 125 pages with financial information for railroads and canals, plus two foldout maps. Bound in black cloth with lettering and border on front cover stamped in gilt. Spine rebacked. Corners built up. New endpapers. Mild foxing on front foldout map and preliminary and final pages. A very good copy. . Inscribed. First edition. Hardcover.

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        A Grammar of the Persian Language

      London: W. H. Allen & Co. Booksellers to the Honourable East-India Company., 1841. To which are subjoined, several dialogues; with an alphabetical list of the English and Persian terms of Grammar; and an appendix on the use of Arabic words. Small quarto (250 × 165 mm). Contemporary tan half calf, marbled sides, double gilt fillets forming compartments to spine, black morocco label to second with titles gilt, green endpapers. Several tables of Persian verbs and vocabulary to the text. Errata leaf tipped in between p. 268 and binder's blank. Short crack to head of front joint, spine and extremities rubbed, abrasion to label with no loss of lettering, tan-burn to endpapers from turn-ins with very minor spotting as usual. A very good copy. First edition. Ibraheem (also recorded as Mirza Mohammad Ibrahim, c. 1800-57) was a native Persian speaker employed as a language instructor at the East India College, based in Haileybury, Hertfordshire from 1809 until 1854; the present volume shows all the signs of having been commissioned as an "official" textbook for employees of the East India Company. A German translation by the noted Orientalist Heinrich Leberech Fleischer was published in 1847 by F. A. Brockhaus, Leipzig. Scarce in commerce and surprisingly uncommon in institutional terms, with eight separate locations on Copac.

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        The Seasons, and the Castle of Indolence ? With a Biographical and Critical Introduction, by Allan Cunningham

      London: Bogue, 1841. One of a few copies printed on India paper. 48 wood engravings by Samuel Williams. [v]-lxx, [2], 271, [1], 4 (ads) pp., printed entirely on INDIA PAPER by Wright and Co., Printers. 8vo. Full contemporary green contemporary morocco with gilt arabesques on upper and lower covers, a.e.g., joints rubbed, else fine. Williams, Samuel. Williams, Samuel. One of a few copies printed on India paper. 48 wood engravings by Samuel Williams. [v]-lxx, [2], 271, [1], 4 (ads) pp., printed entirely on INDIA PAPER by Wright and Co., Printers. 8vo. On India Paper.

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        The Thousand and One Nights, Commonly Called, In England, The Arabian Nights' Entertainments. A New Translation from the Arabic, with Copious Notes

      London: Charles Knight and Co. Ludgate Street, 1841. First edition of this translation, bound from parts, with engraved and printed general titles in each vol. Illustrations in text after William Harvey; xxxii, 618, [2] pp + 4 pp. ads; xii, 643 [1] pp.; xii, 763, [1] pp. 3 vols. 8vo. Green morocco richly gilt, covers with arabesque vines and flowers around central panel, spines in six compartments, t.e.g., silk endpapers, original blue printed wrappers from parts bound in at rear, by Zaehnsdorf, 1897. Red morocco booklabel and paper library label of Bernie Hutner in each vol.; re-hinged, some rubbing to extremities (one corner of vol. I bumped, chip to spine of vol. III). First edition of this translation, bound from parts, with engraved and printed general titles in each vol. Illustrations in text after William Harvey; xxxii, 618, [2] pp + 4 pp. ads; xii, 643 [1] pp.; xii, 763, [1] pp. 3 vols. 8vo. The first English translation of the Arabian Nights directly from the Arabic (previous English versions were essentially adaptations of Galland's French translation). "I assert that Galland has excessively perverted the work. His acquaintance with Arab manners and customs was insufficient to preserve him always from errors of the grossest description" (Lane, cited in Irwin, The Arabian Nights: A Companion, p. 24). Edward William Lane (1801-1876) moved to Egypt in 1825 and lived there for three years. Upon his return to London, he composed a substantial manuscript Description of Egypt, unpublished during his lifetime but from which he extracted An Account of the Manners and Customs of the Modern Egyptians (1836), a landmark work. He also prepared this translation of an extensive selection of the Arabian Nights with his extensive ethnographic and cultural notes. "It reigned as the leading English translation of the Nights for decades, and its copious notes are stimulating micro-essays of enduring value" (ODNB). Its fame was somewhat eclipsed by the notoriety of Burton's edition (1883-6) which is unsurprising given Burton's emphasis on sexual customs and practices. The Lane edition is also noteworthy as the first in which the illustrations were based upon serious research into the scenes and costumes of the middle east, and well as the translator's own direct experience. Lane had a very specific intention of introducing the British reader to the realistic Arab world and, "being himself a trained illustrator, closely supervised William Harvey's work" (Irwin). William Harvey (1796-1866) was a favoured pupil of Bewick. "He did more than 500 illustrations for Lane's translation ... and this edition of the Nights is exceptional in its close integration of the unframed images with the text - as it were, visual footnotes to the text ... Harvey's illustrations to the Nights were the summit of his artistic achievement, and throughout the nineteenth century his illustrations were the most frequently reproduced" (Irwin, Visions of the Jinn). Later editions, such as those published by John Murray, invariably reduced the scale of the reproductions.

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        Palastina Und Die Sudlich Angrenzenden Lander [3 Volumes, Complete and Bound in 2]

      Halle, 1841, Hardback, Book Condition: Very Good, First EditionVery good copy in the original calf over marble boards. Gilt cross-bands with gilt-blocked titling. Minor, generalized wear to the bands and panel edges. Folding maps present. Remains uncommonly well-preserved overall; tight, bright, clean and strong; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; Description: 3 vols, complete and bound in 2. Folding maps. Subject: Palestine--Colonization--History--19th century--Foreign relations--Israel

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        COSTUMES OF THE ANCIENS. New Edition Enlarged. London, 1841.

      - 2 voll. Ottima ril. in cart. marmorizz., angoli e dorso in mz. pelle, nerv. e tit. con decoraz., filetti in oro al dorso e ai piatti, tagli elegantem. marmorizzati, cm 26x17, Vol. I: pp XVI, 50, cc. 3 nn., 155 tavv inc. f.t.; Vol. II: cc. 6 nn., 145 tavv. inc. f.t. Qualche limitata spellatura agli ang. e al dorso, qualche fiorit. alle ultime tavv del secondo vol., peraltro ottimo esempl. Hiler: Bibiogr. Costume p. 445. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        W. A. Mozart's Biographie. Nebst Anekdoten und manchem Anderen aus seinem späteren Leben, mit Urtheilen von ihm und über ihn, sowie mit einem Verzeichniß seiner Werke. Dritte Auflage.

      Augsburg, J. A. Schlosser's Buch- und Kunsthandlung 1841.. 8°. 4 Bll., 192 S. Mit 1 gef. Notenbeilage. Unbeschnittene OBrosch. m. gest. Deckelillustr. Rü. rissig; Einbd. eselsohrig sowie stärker angestaubt u. abgegriffen; Name v. alter Hd. auf Vorderdeckel u. Titel; Tit. m. Stemp.; im Text braunfleckig u. z.Tl. Fingerfleckig - Frontispiz fehlt.. Vgl. Eitner VII, 98 (hier EA). Dritte Auflage der erstmals 1828 in Prag erschienenen Publikation. Der Verfasser Johann Aloys Schlosser ist eine im Wesentlichen unbekannte Figur der Prager Musikpublizistik. S. fügte für seine Biografie Zeitzeugnisse über Mozart und sein Wirken zusammen, authentische Ansichten und Erinnerungen der Menschen, die Mozart noch persönlich kannten, die mit ihm lebten und mit ihm Umgang pflegten. Ss.169-192 mit Werkverzeichnis. - Beiliegend: Nachdruck der Ausgabe von 1828. Mit Nachwort und Bemerkungen herausgegeben v. Oldrich Pulkert. (Prag, 1993).

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        Svenska fodervexter i torkade exemplar.

      - Utgifne af Sv. Joh. Lindgren. Häftet 1. (Utgifne med låne-understöd af Kongl. Landtbruks-Akademien, och med hänsyn till Professor P. F. Wahlbergs Anvisning till Svenska Fodervexternas kännedom). Skara. Peter Hedenius, 1841. Stor 4:o. 25 torkade och monterade växter. Tryckt latinskt och svenskt namn samt anvisning till Wahlberg i nedre kant. Tryckta originalomslag. Liten reva i övre kant främre omslag. Stämpel (Kongl. Lantbruksakademiens bibliotek) och Dpl i blyerts på främre omslag. Några planscherna med raderbar smuts i kanterna. 34,5 x 21,5 cm.*Hebbe 1401. Anger detta som 2:a upplagan. Svenska fodervexter i torkade exemplar. Häfte 1-2. Stockholm & Mariestad 1839-40. 2 s., växter 1-20 + 2s., växter 21-40.[#\4985]

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        Pic Nic Papers By Various Hands. Edited by Charles Dickens, Esq. Author of "The Pickwick Papers," "Nicholas Nickleby," &c. With Illustrations by George Cruikshank, Phiz, &c.

      London Henry Colburn, Publisher 1841 - For the Benefit of John Macrone’s Widow [DICKENS, Charles]. The Pic Nic Papers. By Various Hands. Edited by Charles Dickens, Esq. Author of ‘The Pickwick Papers," "Nicholas Nickleby," &c. With Illustrations by George Cruikshank, Phiz, &c. London: Henry Colburn, Publisher, 1841. First edition, second state, with Palmer imprint on [ii] and "young publisher" corrected on [iii] in Volume I. Three twelvemo volumes. [i-iii]iv[v]vi[vii-viii], [1]2-323[324]; [i-iv], [1]2-298, [i-viii, ads]; [i-iv], [1-3]4-378, [i-iv, ads]. Fourteen engraved plates, including two by Cruikshank, six by Phiz, and six by R.J. Hammerton. Original green fine-diaper cloth stamped in blind on covers and spine and lettered in gilt on spine. Spines sunned, corners bumped, dark color to spine extremities on front cover of vol. 1 with front hinge starting, occasional slight offsetting and periodic edge-browning or foxing to plates. Overall, a very good copy nicely preserved in custom brown cloth dust wrappers, gilt-stamped on spines. "John Macrone was the publisher of Dickens’ first book, and when he died he left a widow and several children in comparatively destitute circumstances. As a business man he drove, what to the young author at that time, was a rather hard bargain over a copyright. But the appeal made on behalf of a needy family Dickens could not resist. He was in the middle of ‘Master Humphrey’s Clock,’ and regardless of this he undertook the management of ‘The Picnic Papers,’ the proceeds of which were to alleviate hardships. He wrote the Introduction, rewrote his unacted farce ‘The Lamplighter,’ altering the name to ‘The Lamplighter’s Story,’ edited the balance of the book, excepting the third volume, and was enabled to place in the hands of the widow the sum of £300" (Eckel). Gimbel B109. Cohn 236. Eckel. HBS 67189. $1,000 [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

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        Architectural and Picturesque Views of Newcastle upon Tyne: Comprising Accurate Delineations of the Various Splendid Improvements Which Have Recently Been Effected

      Newcastle-upon-Tyne W. Collard and Patterson and Moss 1841. G : in Good condition. Cover rubbed and scuffed. Some light scattered foxing First Edition Half-leather marbled board cover 280mm x 220mm (11" x 9"). 92pp + plates. Frontispiece map, 29 engraved plates and 3 vignettes. Drawings by T. M. Richardson, J. Carmichael and J. Green.

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        Biographien Geisteskranker in ihrer physiologischen Entwicklung.

      . Berlin, Verlag von E.H. Schroeder, 1841, 8°, XVI, 222 pp. mit 11 ganzseitigen lithograph. Taf., Pappband der Zeit.. Erste und einzige Ausgabe eines der schönsten deutschen Abbildungswerke zur Psychiatrie aus der Mitte des 19. Jahrhunderts, mit eindrucksvollen, künstlerischen Darstellungen. Ideler war Leiter der Irrenabteilung an der Charite in Berlin. Er hat sich in diesem Werk die Aufgabe gestellt, den "psychologischen Entwickelungsgang des Seelenleidens einzelner merkwürdiger Geisteskranken näher zu bezeichnen". "Wirklich ist auch die Physiognomie der Wahnsinnigen ein treuer Spiegel ihrer Seele, drückt viele tief in derselben verborgenen Vorgänge auf eine der Feder unnachahmliche Weise aus". - Die Erscheinung des bekannten Berliner Kliniker Carl Wilhelm Ideler (1795-1860) ist aus dem geistigen Leben der Berliner Humboldtzeit nicht fortzudenken und gilt mit diesem Werk als "Begründer einer vertieften biographisch-psychogenetischen Betrachtungsweise." Balmer, Gesch. Psyh., p.257 - First and only edition. K.W. Ideler, a German pioneer psychiatrist, was chief of the Berlin Charite for twenty-eight years. "He published a series of clinical histories (Biographien Geisteskranker) which are full of psychological details and which reveal that he was an excellent psychological observer." Zilboorg - A work equally interesting of its contents and its illustrations. - Leibbrand-Wettly, Der Wahnsinn, 499-505; Hunter-Macalpine, p.1016; Zilboorg, pp.475-76; Kirchhoff I, pp.152-57; Ellenberger pp.211 ff.

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        Tinted Lithograph Panorama Titled:] Suez, Febry. 11th 1839.

      F.G. Moon, London 1841 - London: F.G. Moon, 1841. Tinted lithograph ca. 33,5x50 cm (13 ½ x 19 ½ in). Some mild foxing otherwise a very good lithograph. Suez is a seaport located near the southern terminus of the Suez Canal. Roberts left "London in August 1838 for Paris and thence travelling via Alexandria to Cairo, before visiting the pyramids at Giza. Hiring a cangia, he sailed up the Nile as far as Abu Simbel, stopping on his return north to sketch temples and ancient sites such as Philae, Karnak, Luxor, and Dendera. Back in Cairo he drew its streets and mosques before departing for Syria and Palestine in February 1839. He travelled through Sinai to Petra and thence north, via Hebron and Jaffa, to Jerusalem. From there he made an excursion to the Jordan, the Dead Sea, and Bethlehem and, after spending a further week in Jerusalem, he continued north, visiting many places associated with the Bible, before exploring Baalbek. He sailed for England from Beirut in May 1839, was quarantined in Malta, and returned to London in July. He was the first independent, professional British artist to travel so extensively in the Near East, and brought back 272 sketches, a panorama of Cairo, and three full sketchbooks, enough material to ¿serve me for the rest of my life¿ (Roberts, eastern journal, 28 Jan 1839). Over the next decade Roberts made ¿a serries of intire new drawings¿ for the 247 large coloured lithographs executed by Louis Haghe for The Holy Land, Syria, Idumea, Arabia, Egypt & Nubia (1842-9). No publication before this had presented so comprehensive a series of views of the monuments, landscape, and people of the Near East. Roberts was to paint more oils of the East than of any other region he visited, exhibiting thirty-one at the Royal Academy alone. These received critical acclaim and sold for high prices: for example, Jerusalem from the Mount of Olives (Holloway Collection at Royal Holloway and Bedford New College, Egham) was commissioned for £330 in 1841 and his Ruins of Baalbec sold for £440 the same year, while The Island of Philae (1843; priv. Coll.) bought by a friend for £100, rapidly sold for £200, and in 1858 fetched 400 guineas. The works remain keenly sought after to this day" (Oxford DNB).

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        France illustrated, exhibiting its landcape scenery, antiquities, military and ecclesiastical architecture

      First Edition, illustrated with 148 engravings on steel, 96 on the first three volumes, by Thomas Allom; the fourth volume includes 52 boards including 36 by Eugène Lami and 16 by Allom. Full blue glossy Calf night. Back with false nerves decorated dishes of various wheels and nets with some maroquinés boxes. Dishes decorated with a rich frieze Romantic and irons cold corner. Part of title in red morocco. Marbled edges. Scratches on dishes. Caps and joints slightly rubbed. Superb English binding. The fourth volume, which often lack, is the translation of Summer in Paris, Jules Janin. It includes, for illustration, a Balzac Paris. Note that the first volume contains many scenes of the Pyrenees, very fashionable then. Another volume contains many scenes of the Loire (Saumur, Angers, Amboise ...). The book seeks to bring together all that is remarkable in France, both from an architectural point of view landscape, illustration accompanying the historical and descriptive text. The illustrative wealth is remarkable, and we admire as the Château de Pau as the Pantheon, the Circus Gavarni the cathedral of Orleans. The interesting is that following the trends of the time, found in engravings of characters in period costumes, and often the place as it was then. Fisher, son, & co London, Paris S.n. [1841-1846] 4 tomes en 2 Vol. in 4 (22x27,2cm) 2 Vol. reliés

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        Oeuvres diverses

      Publishing original part.Half green morocco bindings long grain corners, smooth back past romantic arabesques adorned with golden browned heads and tails, almond cardboard dishes, covers and spine preserved friezes, gilded heads, nice bindings romantic pastiche.New Poems and posthumous works are here in the original edition, and the Comedies and Proverbs in publishing original part.This set consists of: "Posthumous Works" (2 volumes), "New Poems" (3 volumes), "Complete Poems", "Mixtures of literature & criticism," "Tales," "Comedies and Proverbs" (2 volumes ).Few minor foxing.Nice all in uniform binding romantic pastiche. Charpentier Paris 1841-1867 12x18,5cm 10 volumes reliés

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        Reports from the Select Committee on South Australia; Together with the Minutes of Evidence, Appendix and Index

      London: HMSO, 1841. Foolscap folio, with four separate lithographic folding maps (backed upon linen), paginated as follows: xl, 272 pp. (report), x, 358 pp. (appendix), 58 pp. (index); first sectional title-page a bit stained, some maps creased, but very good in a most handsome half red morocco binding by Sangorski & Sutcliffe with raised bands and gilt lettering, maps preserved in rear endpaper sleeve. Adelaide survey maps. Significant British parliamentary report on land sales in South Australia and the problematic debt accrued by the infant colony, issues that led to the collapse and dissolution of the Wakefield scheme.The appendix exceeding 300 pages includes testimony from all the major players in the establishment of the colony - the Wakefields, George Grote, Robert Torrens, George Grey, and many others. The four maps maps are of interest to the survey and settlement of the city of Adelaide, providing a record of land division and settlement immediately adjacent to the city centre .From the library of Dr. Robert Edwards, AO.

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        A Court Order Written and Signed by Judge Stephen A. Douglas

      Everyone who has read the Lincoln - Douglas debates knows that Lincoln always referred to Douglas not as Senator Douglas, but as Judge Douglas. And indeed Douglas was a judge earlier in his career. In February 1841 he was elected a judge of the Supreme Court, though he held those duties only until 1843, when he was elected to Congress. Nauvoo was in Douglas?s dis- trict, and while on the bench in 1841, Douglas set aside a Missouri writ to extradite Mormon prophet Joseph Smith for charges still pending there. Autograph Document Signed, Quincy, Illinois, in the ?Adams County Circuit Court at the Sep- tember term thereof 1841.? The case involved Henry and Adelaide Mane, executors to decedent Charles Meinkie, who in April were authorized by Douglas to sell some real estate. They filed a report as required by law, and in this order their actions were accepted by the court: ?Thereupon it is ordered by the court...that all the proceedings of the petitioners under such decree be hereby ap- proved and confirmed.? The Judge then confirms title in the property to the purchaser at the sale, Hippolet Drouhet. Documents from Douglas?s brief judgeship are uncommon, particularly those completely in his hand. By addressing Douglas as Judge rather than Senator, Lincoln hoped to minimize any advantage Douglas may have had due to his national recognition and experience (and Lincoln?s lack of the same), and remind Illinoians that Douglas was, after all, on the same par as all of then.

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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 ]

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

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        Charles O'Malley

      Dublin - William Curry, Jun, and Company, 1841 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. First edition. Lovely copy in a great binding but only volume one (would be 200+ for both vols)A half leather hardback with marbled paper backed boards and gilt lettering and decoration on the spine. Volume one only. A first edition of Charles Lever's Charles O'Malley, illustrated by phiz. Hablot Knight Browne was an English artist, famous as Phiz, the illustrator of the best-known books by Charles Dickens, Charles Lever and Harrison Ainsworth in their original editions. Charles James Lever (31 August, 1806 - 1 June, 1872) was an Irish novelist and a prolific writer much influenced in his early years by Maria Edgeworth and Sir Walter Scott. Lever produced thirty novels and five volumes of short stories and essays; he is best remembered for his farcical, lighthearted picaresque novels of Irish military life, notably Harry Lorrequer (1839), Charles O'Malley (1841), Jack Hinton (1843), and Tom Burke (1844). In February 1837 Charles Lever began running The Confessions of Harry Lorrequer through the pages of the recently established Dublin University Magazine. Lorrequer was merely a string of Irish and other stories good, bad and indifferent, but mostly rollicking, and Lever, who strung together his anecdotes late at night after the serious business of the day was done, was astonished at its success. Lever had never taken part in a battle himself, but his next three books, Charles O'Malley (1841), Jack Kimton and Tom Burke of Ours (1843), written under the spur of the writer's chronic extravagance, contain some splendid military writing and some of the most animated battle-pieces on record. Condition: The binding is tight and firm with the boards and text block securely attached. There is some wear to the extremities, including bumping and rubbing. Internally the pages are generally clean and bright with some handling marks and intermittent light foxing which is more prominent on the plates. There are a couple of small inscriptions on the front endpapers. The cords are visible in places. Overall the condition is good..

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        Murders in the Rue Morgue in Graham's Magazine

      Graham's Magazine 1841 - The true first appearance of Poe's classic tale, Murders in the Rue Morgue, considered the first detective story ever published. This is Graham's compilation of all of their issues (starting in February) published in 1841. The Murders starts on page 166.Bound magazine. Two volumes in one: (Volumes 18 and 19: January-December, 1841). Octavo. iv, [1]-295, [1]pp., and [12] engraved plates; iv, [1]-308pp., and [19] engraved plates. Complete. Contemporary half morocco and marbled paper boards. Contains the first printed appearances of: "Murders in the Rue Morgue" (considered the world's first detective story), "A Descent into the Maelstrom," and three other Poe tales; the complete essay "Secret Writing" (in four installments), the first two parts of the essay "A Chapter on Autography," and over 50 critical reviews by Poe. Also included are the first revised printings of the poems: "To Helen," and "Israfel." A complete run of 12 monthly issues from 1841, when Poe served as the magazine's literary editor and had reached the peak of his powers and influence both as a writer and editor. The run also includes nine mezzotints by Philadelphia's famous engraver John Sartain, one of which illustrates Poe's tale: "The Island of the Fay." A scarce and desirable annual volume. A full list of Poe's contributions is available. *Heartman & Canny* 201-206. Housed in a custom-made collector's slipcase. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        The Companion for the Altar

      London - Renshaw and Kirkman, 1841 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. A sweet little book of prayers for those conducting church services. Containing Sacramental Prayers and Meditations with Directions to the Communicant; and also and Introductory Essay. With illustrated frontispiece and half title. Ownership inscription to verso of front free endpaper of Eliza Masters, Her book, April the 23, Westhone 1841. With publisher's catalogue to rear. Condition: In a morocco binding. Externally, sound with very slightfading to spine. Front hinge almost failed. Internally, generally bright with slight water damage to front endpapers, slight discolouration to frontis and half title and the odd spot. Overall: GOOD ONLY.

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      E. Palmer; Longman, Rees, Orme, Brown, and Longman, London 1841 - 8vo. original cloth, all edges gilt. xxviii, 163+(1), (ii), iv, 64, (2) pages. First edition. (Bridson & Wakeman A113 - "the first appearance of a key work on this subject"). Illustrated with electrotypes and woodcuts. The author was the inventor of the improved battery, which was the mainstay of electrotyping until replaced by the dynamo in the late 1870s. Illustrated with woodcuts. With the bookplate and pencil signature of Gavin Bridson. Faint stain mark on front pastedown and endpaper. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Obras completas de Buffon, con suplementos de Cuvier, traducidas al castellano por P.A.B.C.L.B.

      Bergnes y Cª, Barcelona 1841 - Con 235 grabados coloreados, 1 retrato del autor. 1 estado plegado, más 2 mapas de continentes y 2 mapamundis plegados y en color, y 2 grabados más, plegados, también en color. Bella y valorada segunda edición en castellano de las obras completas de Buffon, muy rara de encontrar completa con todos los tomos y grabados, como este ejemplar.Estos son los títulos que contienen y los volúmenes que comprende cada uno de ellos:"La Teoria de la Tierra", comprende los volúmenes 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, y 6 "Épocas de la Naturaleza" comprende los volúmenes 7 y 8"Historia de los Animales" comprende los volúmenes 9 y 10"Apéndice", comprende el volumen 11"Historia del Hombre", comprende los volúmenes 12, 13, 14, 15, y 16"Historia de los Cuadrupedos" comprende los volúmenes 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, 25, 26, 27, 28, 29, 30"Historia de las Aves", comprende los volúmenes 31, 32, 33, 34, 35, 36, 37, 38, 39, 40, 41, 42, 43, 45, 46, 47, 48, 49 y 54"Mineralogía" comprende los volúmenes 50, 51 y 52"Tablas e índices" comprende el volumen 59.Suplementos de Cuvier, comprende los volúmenes 44, 53, 55, 56, 57 y 58.Buen ejemplar, con la tapa inferior del tomo correspondiente a los volúmenes 33-34 algo desgastada Palau 36748 [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Confession; or, The Blind Heart. A Domestic Story. In Two Volumes [Unrevised, 1841 Edition].

      Philadelphia: Lea and Blanchard. Original 1841 first edition of the unrevised text. BAL 10872. - Two volumes; 4 1/2 inches x 7 1/8 in., [12]pp. of ads; title-page; dedication page. [v]-[xii], [13]-251 pp.; [Vol 2]: One ad leaf from the 6 ad leaves (12 pp.), bound in at the front rather than the back; title-page; [13]-257 pp., p. [258] is blank, followed by a blank leaf, and the 5 of the 6 leaves of ads. Front & back free endpapers lacking in Volume One & Two, and also the back flyleaf lacking in Volume Two. Purple cloth with printed paper title labels on the spines. The spine ends show chipping, cover corners show wear, fading to spines, some light staining to covers; some tan spotting is present on the pages. A rare and very fragile type of book, in the original purple cloth binding; very few copies of this early form of Charleston, South Carolina author, William Gilmore Simms' "Confession" have survived. An acceptable set of this fragile book. With the bookplates of Cleveland, Ohio book collector, William G. Mather (1857-1951), on the front paste-downs, and pencil signatures of Samuel L. Mather on the facing flyleaves. BAL 10870; Vol. 7, p. 515. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        The reception of the Rev J Williams at Tanna, in the South Seas, the day before he was massacred

      London: George Baxter, 1841. Colour Baxter print, approx. 230 x 340 mm. very good, mounted. A prelude to violence.... The prelude to one of the most famous scenes of South Seas violence: the massacre of the missionary Reverend John Williams at Erromanga in the New Hebrides. George Baxter has represented, in colour, an event in Pacific history of both 'sublime and dreadful interest, and the treatment of it worthy to commemorate the momentous occurrence it represents...' (Courtney Lewis, George Baxter His Life and Work, p. 102). At this period, the missionary societies were both active and wealthy and the more famous missionaries were given the status of heroes. Reverend John Williams was considered such a celebrity, and in 1839 when he was killed by natives on the island of Erromanga, Vanuatu he became a famous martyr.Baxter's revolutionary colour-printing process, using oils, was patented in 1835. The print was also issued in sepia: this is the far more interesting coloured version, and remains in its original nineteenth-century gilded frame, complete with inscription plaque which although chipped carries the full formal caption including Baxter's imprint (in which he notes himself as "Patentee" of the colouring process).

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        Manoever Plan der Gegend um Berlin.S R. Majestaet dem Koenige von Preussen Friedrich Wilhelm III ...

      . Kupferstich v. H. Brose n. von Falkenstein, dat. 1841, 70,2 x 89,3. Schulz, Stadtpläne von Berlin, Nr. 404. Von 4 Platten gedruckter und noch nicht zusammengesetzter Plan von Berlin im Maßstab 1:100000. Jedes Teil ist in 4 Segmenten auf Leinwand montiert. Die Schriftlegende ist vom Plan abgeschnitten und auf der Rückseite montiert. An sich kein Stadtplan, sondern eine Umgebungskarte. Zeigt das Gebiet: Cremmen -Oranienburg - Bliesental, Straußberg - Storkow, Zossen - Beelitz, Ketzin - Nauen. Mittig Berlin und Potsdam.

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        Qu'est-ce que la Propriete ? ou Recherches sur le principe du Droit et du Gouvernement.

      Paris, Librairie du Prevot (impression de P.-J. Proudhon), 1841.. In-12, broche, couverture d'attente de papier jaune, non rogne, xx, 314, (2) p. table. Seconde edition ; la premiere de 1840 est d'une extreme rarete. (Stammhammer, n° 58. Kress, C.5621). Bel exemplaire, tres frais, tel que paru, conserve sous sa couverture d'origine, non rogne..

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        Grandfather's Chair:

      Boston: E.P. Peabody, 1841. - True Stories from New England History, 1620-1808HAWTHORNE, Nathaniel. Grandfather's Chair: A History for Youth. Boston: E.P. Peabody. New York:-Wiley & Putnam, 1841.First edition. Sixteenmo (4 7/8 x 3 1/4 inches; 124 x 82 mm.). viii, [9] - 140. Publishers basket-weave plum cloth, cream endpapers. Without the gilt lettered black paper label on the front cover, otherwise a near fine copy of this scarce little book. Chemised in a quarter dark green morocco slip-case.BAL, 7590; Browne, p. 38. [Attributes: First Edition]

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        Grandfather's Chair. A History for Youth. Together with; Famous Old People: Being the Second Epoch of Grandfather's Chair

      E. P. Peabody, New York 1841 - FIRST EDITIONS. There is some fading to the cloth, the label is absent on the first volume, chipped and illegible on the second. There is a stain on the first page of the preface of the second volume. Good to Very Good copies of these increasingly uncommon Hawthorne items. Clark A 6.1, A 7.1. BAL 7590,7591

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        GLI EVANGELJ DI GESU' CRISTO SECONDO S.MATTEO, S.MARCO, S.LUCA E S.GIOVANNI. Volgarizzati da Antonio Martini, Arcivescovo di Firenze, con note dello stesso e d'altri Autori. 1841-1845.

      Paolo Fumagalli, Firenze - Otto tomi raccolti in nove volumi. Cm.25,2x16,6. Buone legature coeve in mz.pelle, con titoli e fregi decorativi impressi in oro ai dorsi. Testi a fronte latino-italiano. Ogni volume consta di un bel frontespizio, con ricche decorazioni policrome, acquarellate a mano. Ogni pagina in cornicetta ornamentale. 22 tavole incise fuori testo, con originale velina protettiva. Piano dell'opera: Vol.I) "Evangelo secondo Matteo" (pg.VIII, 736, una tavola fuori testo); Vol.II) "Evangelo secondo Marco" (pg.330, VI, due tavole) / "Evangelo secondo Luca" (pg.664, sette tavole); Vol.III) "Evangelo secondo Giovanni" (pg.576, una tavola) / "Apocalisse di S.Giovanni" (pg.XVI, 376); Vol.IV) "Atti degli Apostoli" (pg.684); Vol.V) "Lettera di San Paolo Apostolo ai Romani" (pg.XVI, 852); Vol.VI, parte I) "Lettera di San Paolo ai Corinti" (pg.VIII, 984); Vol.VI, parte II) "Lettera di San Paolo Apostolo a Tito" (pg.880); Vol.VII) "Relazione di Gerusalemme antica e moderna" (pg.772, 12 tavole, di cui due a colori); Vol.VIII) "Armonia dei Santi Vangeli, ovvero Storia succinta della vita di Gesù Cristo, disposta secondo l'ordine dei tempi" (pg.VIII, 226) / "Vita dei quattro Evangelisti Matteo, Marco, Luca e Giovanni" (pg.596 complessive). 15100 gr. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Narrative of a Recent Imprisonment in China after the Wreck of the Kite

      London: W.H. Dalton, 1841. Duodecimo, engraved title page and four plates (including frontispiece); a few spots affect the original gilt decorated green cloth, yet an attractive copy. Caged and manacled during the Opium Wars. Classic account of shipwreck and imprisonment during the first opium war: 'My only apology for launching this unvarnished narrative upon the world is, that, after my return to England, I wrote for the amusement of my friends, a short account of my shipwreck and subsequent imprisonment in the Celestial Empire; and considering that my sufferings and adventures would by this time create an interest with the public at large, they have strongly urged me to publish this narrative. This I have ventured to do, hoping that the faults may be overlooked, and all indulgence shown to a young merchant sailor.'The plates illustrate four scenes: bedraggled mariners clinging to the rigging of the wrecked Kite, a canal in China, a Mandarin and his retinue, and prisoners detained in impossibly small cages.

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        Colonial Policy of 1840 and 1841, As Illustrated by the Governor's Despatches, and Proceedings of the Legislative Council of New South Wales

      London: John Murray, 1841. Octavo, single lithographed map; a very good uncut copy in elegant polished half calf with gilt lettering. With a curious map of Eastern Australia. The earlier of Sir Edward Macarthur's two books advocating immigration. The eldest son of John and Elizabeth, Edward Macarthur was born at Bath in 1789, and accompanied his parents to New South Wales in 1790.As one of the first free settlers in the colony, he was a strong advocate of immigration, and served as Thomas Macqueen's agent in arranging the first shipment of free immigrants in 1824, which gave great stimulus to agriculture.The map illustrates a division of New South Wales and the subsequent creation of a smaller colony. Titled Eastern Australia or Territory of New South Wales, the map is captioned 'territory to which the Colony might be reduced by Bill of the last session' with reference debate in the House of Commons knocked down by Sir Robert Peel.

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        Samuel Bealey Harrison 1841 cover letter about Townships corrections to be included in the proposed District of Huron

      Kingston: Samuel Harrison, 1841. 1st Edition. No binding. Very Good. A complete letter, 13" x 8", folded to 6 1/4" x 3 1/4", dated Nov 11 1841 signed SB Harrison. Samuel Bealy Harrison (Canada's most powerful parliamentarian during 1841-2 and Canada's first Premier (Prime Minister).This manuscript cover letter written by Harrison is from his Provincial Secretary's office in Kingston to Daniel Lizars Esq. of Goderich. It's content are about the Proclamation constituting the new Townships and the insertion of Bosanguet is clearly an error that the Township forming part of the Western DIstrict (of Huron). As well comments on the Ashfield and the range of townships to the northward being included in the Proclamation when the act so explicitly constitutes them a portion of the District. He goes on to say he will talk to the Attorney General to get these issues mentioned corrected.Samuel Bealey Harrison was a lawyer, miller, reformer politician, and a judge of the County of York. He was Joint Premier of the Province of Canada for Canada East from 1841 to 1842 with William Henry Draper PM for Canada West. Draper was a member of the Family Compact and Harrison was a moderate Reformer, the predecessor of the Liberal Party of Canada. In February 1842 he was named one of three directors of the Welland Canal which had been taken over by the government. He also served in the Senate for the University of Toronto. "One significance of The Act of Union in 1841 was that it precipitated passing of the District Councils Act (1841) in Upper Canada, introduced by Samuel Bealey HARRISON, Governor Lord Sydenham's most trusted minister, which even Robert Baldwin, considered the "father of Ont's municipal govt system, admitted was an improvement over his and his father's." "Union of the Canadas: 1841-1958" by JMSCareless, 1967"Despite his long judicial tenure, Harrison's brief political career is more significant. Although he kept his position through changing ministries under Sydenham, Bagot, and Metcalfe, his abrupt and voluntary departures first from the Executive Council and then from politics make it clear he was no placeman. The key to his policy would seem to be that though he believed progress towards responsible government both good and inevitable, he understood it could be severely set back by a premature clash with the Colonial Office. If gradual constitutional advance was his aim, he contributed significantly to its achievement. His part in introducing the resolutions of 1841 and in sponsoring the entry into government of Baldwin and La Fontaine in 1842 certainly forwarded responsible government; his role in partially out manoeuvring Baldwin on both these occasions and in contributing to the latter's defeat in the election of 1844 did much to avert a confrontation with the imperial government until, by 1847, the Colonial Office itself was willing to accept the concept of internal self-government for the Canadas."DCB on-line.

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        "Incidents of travel in Central America, Chiapas, and Yucatan."

      New York: Harper & Bros.. 1841. "First edition, 2 volumes, 8vo, pp. [2], viii, 424; vii-[x], [7]-474; folding map, 68 engraved plates (2 double-page) and plans, many after Frederick Catherwood, a few illustrations in the text; original brown cloth with gilt stamped covers and spines, light wear at the spine extremities, some mild dampstaining to the covers of both volumes, but in all, a very good, sound copy.This copy with a rare inscription from the author to ""Edward M. Willett, from his brother-in-law, the author."" Prior to his excursions into Mesoamerica, Stephens traveled extensively in Europe and wrote two books of travel about his experiences there. While in Naples he met Dr. Marinus Willet. The doctor was the brother of Edward M. Willet, Stephens' classmate and close friend at Columbia, who became his brother-in-law upon marrying Amelia Ann, the older sister of John. Inscribed copies are very uncommon. There has been no such copy of any Stephens title at auction since before 1975.A book full of many interesting archaeological firsts, including the first accurate map of the Yucatan, the first illustrations of Mayan sites, the first descriptions of 44 ruined sites, and the first publication of Juan Perez's A True Exposition of the Method Used by the Indians for Computing Time. Field 1426 (citing the 12th edition); Sabin 91297."

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        Waverley Novels. Complete in 12 Volumes. Contemporary Leather Bindings.

      Robert Cadell 1841. The 12 volumes are as follows: 1- Waverley; + Guy Mannering. pp viii, 674.; 2- The Antiquary; + Black Dwarf; + Old Morality. pp viii, 676.; 3- Rob Roy; + Heart of Mid-Lothian. pp vi, 670.; 4- Bride of Lammermoor; + Legend of Montrose; + Ivanhoe. pp viii, 685.; 5- Monastrey; + The Abbot. pp viii, 580.; 6- Kenilworth; + The Pirate. pp vi, 617; 7- Fortunes of Nigel; + Peveril of the Peak. ppviii, 727.; 8- Quentin Durward; + St. Ronan's Well. pp vii, 600.; 9- Red Gauntlet; + Betrothed; + the Talisman. pp viii, 728.; 10- Woodstock; + Chronicles of the Canongate; + Highland Widow; + Two Drovers; + the Surgeon's Daughter. pp viii, 588.; 11- the Fair Maid of Perth; + Anne of Greierstein. pp vi, 614.; & 12- Count Roberts of Paris; + Castle Dangerous; + my Aunt Margaret's Mirror; + Tapestried Chamber; + the Laird's Jock; + INDEX & GLOSSARY. pp viii, 524. BINDING: The twelve volume are bound in contemporary half leather with raised bands, Gilt decoration and lettering to spines, & ALL EDGES GILT. CONDITION: Very Light scuffing to spines, small stain to blank endpapers; occasional foxing, mainly to some of the plates. On the whole A VERY ATRACTIVE, CLEAN & TIGHT SET, WITH SOME SUPERB VIEWS OF SCOTLAND, THE HOLY LAND, ITALY, ETC.

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