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        Collection of miniature paintings.

      Probably Persia, 19th century. - Tall 4to (175 x 298 mm). 16 miniatures in Safavid style (12 in splendid colour, 4 in monochrome highlighted in gilt and opaque white), mounted together on marbled or sketched background. Contemp. oriental leporello (concertina)-style morocco binding with elegantly stamped and gilt central medallions and cornerpieces. Fitted in custom-made half cloth box. Sixteen subjects of hunting, battle scenes, etc., taken from the literature and poetry of Persia, with a few verses from Hafiz as captions in nasta'liq script above and below the miniatures. Provenance: From the collection of the Chigaco railway magnate Edward E. Ayer (1841-1927); acquired by the Newberry Library, Chicago, in 1920; deaccessioned in the 1990s. Old shelfmarks "324413" on flyleaf and "OR MS 504" on case. Well-preserved. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat INLIBRIS Gilhofer Nfg. GmbH]
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        Histoire de la fronde, par M. le Comte de Sainte-Aulaire. Nouvelle édition. 1-2.

      - Paris, Libraire de E. Ducrocq, 1841. Large 8vo. (4),+ xxxii,+ 426; (4),+ 423 pp.+ 4 plates. Minor foxing. Well preserved full red morocco, richly gilt spines and boards, gilt inner bordures, all edges gilt. Two volumes. Slight wear at rear board of volume one. Fine copy from the library of Ericsberg, with the book plate of Carl Jedvard Bonde. Louis-Clair Beaupoil comte de Sainte-Aulaire (1778-1854). New edition, first published in 1827 [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Neujahrsblatt der Stadtbibliothek Zürich, 1. Jg. 1759 - 83. Jg. 1841 (1. Jg.: «Der Jugend und Wissenschaft liebenden Jugend gewiedmet von der Stadt-Bibliothek in Zürich, am Neujahrs-Tage 1759» - 83. Jg.: «Neujahrsblöatt herausgegeben von der Stadtbibliothek in Zürich auf das Jahr 1841»). (83 Hefte).

      Zürich, o. Vlg., 1759 - 1841 - Gr.8°, bis und mit 1818 jeweils 8 S., später auch bis 16, selten mehr S.; jeweils 1 gestochene Taf. auf dem ersten Bl., Lose, tlw. geleimte gefalzte Bögen; (selten brosch.); ab 1837 brosch., Tlw. stockfl. oder staubrandig, tlw. etw. randrissig u. -knittrig, Titelbl. von Nr. 1 fleckig u. gebräunt; allg. gutes Ex. Rohr Nr. 1 - 83. Die Kupfer der ersten 4 Jahrgänge von Salomon Gessner, ab dem 5. bis zum 32. Jahrgang meist Darstellungen der Schweizergeschichte von Johann Balthasar Bullinger, spätere Kupfer oft nach Martin Usteri. 2200 gr. [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        Autographed letter signed ("Charles Dickens").

      Windsor, 7. XI. 1841.. 8vo. 2¾ pp. on bifolium.. To Dr. Frederick Salmon complaining of some aches and pains. Dickens and his wife went to stay at the White Hart Hotel in Windsor on November 6th, the day after Dickens completed his novel "Barnaby Rudge". The trip was meant to provide some rest and relaxation for Dickens who had completed "The Old Curiosity Shop" and "Barnaby Rudge" back to back, and had recently undergone major surgery. Dr. Frederick Salmon had performed surgery on Dickens in October of 1841 for a fistula of the rectum, a procedure for which Salmon was renowned. In this letter, Dickens' describes his pain and references the operation with his typical wit, noting "all manner of queer pains were floating about my illustrious person [...] now (but not often) shooting through that region which you have made as tender as my heart [...]". Dickens tells his doctor that he is feeling "immeasurably better" and asks whether Salmon would like to make his follow up visit tomorrow rather than Tuesday. - Light soiling to creases; evidence of removal of wax seal. Property from a Private Chicago-area Collection. Provenance: The Comte Alain de Suzannet Dickens Collection Sold: Sotheby's, London, November 22-23, 1971.

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

      London: Published by the Author, at the Egyptian Hall, Picadilly, 1841. 1st ed. Hardcover. Very Good. frontis, 3 maps (1 folding), illustrations, viii, 264, viii, 266p. Handsome recent quarterbinding. 26cm. Vertical waterstain in center of frontis extending down about 6cm. Minor browning. A few short, scattered tears along fore-edge. Illustrations are numbered 1-312 (plus 101 1/2 and 210 1/2 and three which are unnumbered), printed 1 to 4 on individual black & white plates. Illustrations numbered 1, 2, 23, 137, 142, 149, 159, 246 and 247 are not present in this copy. Howes contends that the latter 7 of these were never issued -- some copies (but not this one) contain an errata slip stating that while it may seem that some illustrations are missing, all illustrations referenced in the text are present. A few plates are bound in out of strict numerical sequence. First state of the first edition with Frederick rather than Zedekiah.

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        Original landscape study titled 'Banda - The Spice Islands'

      Lisbon, 1841. Pencil drawing measuring 204 x 260 mm. (sheet size), well preserved, mounted. Original mid-nineteenth century sketch of Banda, the fabulously lucrative and contested Spice island in present day Indonesia.Once the primary source of nutmeg and mace, the Banda islands were a prized Dutch possession until captured by four Royal Navy vessels in 1810. This drawing details the main settlement of Bandanaira island, with part of the original Dutch fort visible on the foreshore. This fort was constructed by the VOC in 1611 to protect the Dutch spice monopoly in the region, and remains the largest structure on the island to the present day. The drawing also illustrates the active volcano Gunung Api rising some 650 meters above sea level. Three native praus and a two-masted junk are clearly discernible in the Bay.Firm attribution of the artist is difficult. Below the graphite image is inscribed in a faint cursive hand 'Banda - The Spice Island J.H.J. Cordner, October 18th 1841 Lisbon', this is followed by another notation in a different hand 'Derramore May 9 1859 for J.H.S. Fre...' [remainder illegible].Whether Cordner was the artist or the owner of the sketch remains ambiguous. The name is absent from the standard British naval references, including O'Byrne's Naval Biographical Dictionary or Clowe's Royal Navy. Likewise, the name Cordner does not appear in texts relating to the capture of Banda by the British. However, Walford's County Families of the United Kingdom (1860) does list, without individual names, the Cordner family of Derramore in Ireland. Notwithstanding the identity of the artist, this sketch is noteworthy for its detail and meticulous execution. The capture of Banda by the British in 1810 is indicative of the shift in power between the two great trading nations.

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        Schreiben mit eigenh. U. ("Benso di Cavour").

      Turin, 18. XII. 1841.. 1 S. Folio.. An einen Richter mit der Bestätigung, daß dessen Verordnung in Kraft getreten sei, aufgrund derer keine Erlaubnis mehr für den Beruf des "Distillatore" (Destillateurs) ohne vorherige schriftliche richterliche Zustimmung erteilt werde: "[ ] accio non si rilasci piu alcun permesso a chicchessia per l'esercizio della professione di Distillatore in questa citta, se non fa preventivamente constare d'aver rapportato l'approvazione prescritta da cotesto Magistrato [ ]". - Auf Briefpapier mit gedr. Briefkopf des "Uffizio del Vicariato e Sovra Intendenza Generale di Politica e Polizia". Durchwegs mit Randläsuren (am oberen Rand stärker), etwas braunfleckig. Im Halbbruch sechszeiliger Antwortentwurf; die Verso-Seite mit dem verschlungenen Monogrammstempel "LS" und mit hs. Numerierung "27". Am Rand alte Sammlerzuschreibungen an Camillo di Cavour, Sohn des Schreibers.

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        LS ("Benso di Cavour").

      Torino, 18. XII. 1841. - Folio. 1 p. To an unnamed judge regarding the legal conditions to practise as a "Distillatore": "[ ] acciò non si rilasci più alcun permesso a chicchessia per l'esercizio della professione di Distillatore in questa città, se non fa preventivamente constare d'aver rapportato l approvazione prescritta da cotesto Magistrato[ ].". - Upper edge frayed; some brownstaining throughout. On stationery with printed letterhead "Uffizio del Vicariato e Sovra Intendenza Generale di Politica e Polizia". With a six-line answer draft in the margin and old collectors' attributions to Camillo di Cavour, the writer's son; monogram stamp "LS" and ms. number "27" on the reverse.

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        The Ladies' Flower-Garden of Ornamental Bulbous Plants

      William Smith, London 1841 - (10 1/2 x 8 3/8 inches). Half-title. 58 hand-coloured lithographic plates. Contemporary half calf over green patterned cloth covered boards, morocco gilt lettering piece on the upper cover, flat spine tooled in gilt, black morocco lettering piece, marbled endpapers, gilt edges (repairs at joints) A fine copy of the first edition of the second work in Mrs. Loudon's extremely popular series that influenced a generation of mid-nineteenth century gardeners. "Loudon developed a simple formula for these works, combining a brief text with charming illustrations, an arrangement that appealed to her audience. For each plant a brief botanical description was provided, including its common name in English, its order and genus. some historical notes, and instructions regarding its cultivation' (An Oak Spring Flora p.326). Jane Loudon first began her series of popular botanical works in 1838 with the intention of alleviating the debt incurred by her husband, the renowned botanist, gardener, and horticultural writer John Loudon, whom she met after the publication of her best-selling novel The Mummy, Tales for the Twenty Second Century. Having had no prior training in botany, she first learned about horticulture after her marriage, when she assisted her husband with his Encyclopedia of Gardening (1834). Taking a less traditional and more generally accessible approach to the subject, Loudon published her first gardening book, Instructions in Gardening for Ladies, in 1838. She followed this up with a series of five linked titles that could also be viewed as separate works. The first work in the series was published in 1840 and was an immediate success, others followed in 1841 (the present work), 1843-1844 and the series was completed by two further works in 1846 and 1848. Great Flower Books (1990) p. 115; Nissen BBI 1235; Pritzel 5633. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Der Verkehr und die Ansiedelungen der Menschen in ihrer Abhängigkeit von der Gestaltung der Erdoberfläche. Mit 24 Steindrucktafeln.

      Dresden: Arnoldische Buchhandlung; 1841.XIV, 602 S., 24 Tafeln. Pappband der Zeit. Kanten bestossen. Gelöschter Bibliotheksstempel auf Titel. Vereinzelt schwach braunfleckig. Tafeln stockfleckig. Erste Ausgabe (2 Ausg. 1850). - Das wissenschaftliche Hauptwerk des Reiseschriftstellers, Geographen und Bibliothekars Johann Georg Kohl (1808 - 1878) beschäftigt sich erstmals grundlegend mit der modernen Verkehrs - und Siedlungsgeographie. Dabei berücksichtigt er nicht nur sämtliche topographischen Eigenschaften, sondern auch logistische, politische und soziale Schwierigkeiten. Ausgangspunkte seiner theoretischen Untersuchungen basieren auf mathematischen Grundlagen; idealerweise bilden sich Städte kreis - oder ellipsenförmig mit quadratischem Mittelpunkten etc. Am Beispiel Moskaus untersuchte er erstmals die Möglichkeit von Hochhäusern oder unterirdischen Einkaufsmöglichkeiten. Deutsch

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        Richard Coeur-de-Lion EDITION ORIGINALE

      Paris: Ve Launer, 1841. Fine. Ve Launer, Paris 1841, In-8 (18,5x27cm), (4) 174pp., relié. - Opera full dialogued, vocals and piano score. Copy to arms hit on Brazilian boards SPDF with the figure below. Bound in red full of shagreen then. Back smooth decorated with rococo decorations, gilded Gothic title. boards decorated with a rich decor Rockery, cold and warm, with the crown of Brazil on the upper flat and SPDF letters below, Brazil's arms on the lower flat. Golden slices. Roulette Indoor cold. shimmering blue guards. Restoring a green paper strip between the two cover pages at the beginning and end of the book, with exposed yellow stitching. A few scattered spots on a pale white paper well. Friction copings with small lack the upper joint in the head. Very nice copy, despite some minor flaws. The name down in the middle of contreplat G. Leuzinger, and the corresponding address on the second contreplat: Rua do Ouvidor 36, is not the name of a bookbinder, but that of a printer and photographer s Switzerland is installed in Rio de Janeiro in 1832. The Rua Ouvidor 36 is indeed the address of his shop. This was made very famous by his photographs of Brazil, which are the first that we have today. Presumably Leuzinger brought this partition of Paris and made it relate to sell in his shop, it was perhaps a special imperial order. - [FRENCH VERSION FOLLOWS] Opera complet dialogué, partition de chant et piano. Exemplaire aux armes frappés sur les plats du Brésil avec le chiffre S.P.D.F. en dessous. Reliure en plein chagrin rouge d'époque. Dos lisse orné de décors rocaille, titre doré en gothiques. Plats ornés d'un riche décor Rocaille, à froid et à chaud, avec la couronne du Brésil sur le plat supérieur et les lettres S.P.D.F. dessous, les armes du Brésil sur le plat inférieur. Tranches dorés. Roulette à froid intérieure. gardes moirées bleues. Restauration d'une bande papier verte entre les deux pages de garde, au début et à la fin du livre, avec des coutures jaunes apparentes. Quelques rousseurs pâles éparses sur un papier bien blanc. Frottements en coiffes avec petit manque au mors supérieur en tête. Très bel exemplaire, malgré quelques minimes défauts. Le nom en bas au milieu du contreplat : G. Leuzinger, et l'adresse correspondante sur le second contreplat : Rua do Ouvidor 36, n'est pas le nom d'un relieur, mais celle d'un imprimeur et photographe Suisse qui s'est installé à Rio de Janeiro en 1832. Le Rua de Ouvidor 36 est en effet l'adresse de sa boutique. Celui-ci s'est rendu très célèbre par ses photographies du Brésil qui sont les toutes premières que nous possédons aujourd'hui.  On peut penser que Leuzinger a fait venir cette partition de Paris et l'a faite relier pour la vendre dans sa boutique, il s'agissait peut-être d'une commande impériale spéciale. Rihard Coeur-de-Lion est le meilleur et le plus célèbre des opéras de Grétry, de celui qui fut le maître de l'opéra comique dans la seconde moitié du XVIIIe. NB : Cet ouvrage est disponible à la librairie sur demande sous 48 heures.

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        Spekulacya na predce, czyli handlowa wspólka (w Warszawie)

      (Warschau), Banku Polskiego 1841.. Lithographie von Jan Feliks Piwarski aus: Album Cynkograficzne-Rysunkowe Warszawskie. Blattgr.: 36 x 52 cm. Bildgr.: 28 x 44 cm. Zeigt vier polnische Juden beim Geldwechsel und eingehender Diskussion. Münzen werden anhand einer kleinen Waage bewertet. Ein Junge schaut interessiert zu. - Piwarski (geb. 1795 in Wlostowice bei Pulawy; gest. 1859 in Warschau) war "... anfänglich Schüler von J. Richter. Angestellt am Kupferstichkab. d. ?-ff. Bibl. Warschau, stud. er gleichzeitig als Regierungs-Stipendiat 1818/9 in Wien bei A. Bartsch und an der Akademie. Wirkte dann, sein Kustosamt in Warschau bis 1832 weiter bekleidend, seit 1826 nebenbei u. seit 1833 ausschließlich als Zeichenlehrer an einigen Warschauer Schulen und 1844/48 als Prof. d. Landschaftsmalerei an der dort. Kunstschule" (Thieme-B. XXVII, 123).

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        Old Curiosity Shop A Tale.

      London Chapman and Hall 1841 - First Separate Edition in Original Cloth DICKENS, Charles. The Old Curiosity Shop. A Tale. London: Chapman and Hall, 1841. First separate edition. Octavo. [4], [1]-306, [1]-223, [1, publisher's imprint] pp. (228 Leaves). Page 2 is numbered 2-38, page 47 is numbered 47-79, as per Smith. With eighty-three black and white textual engravings by George Cattermole and Hablot K. Brown. In original olive green fine-diaper cloth, (secondary binding). Boards and spine stamped in blind. Spine lettered in gilt. With previous owner's bookplate on front pastedown. Head and tail of the spine lightly frayed, and spine sunned, extremities rubbed, some gluing to front outer hinge, some soiling spots on front cover, p. 41-44 is loose. Overall a good copy. This is the first time The Old Curiosity Shop was published as a separate volume. It was also published in volumes I and II of Master Humphry's Clock. " This separate issue of The Old Curiosity Shop was created from portions of Master Humphry's Clock, which accounts for its irregularities." "Copies of The Old Curiosity Shop are bound in cloth directly from the unaltered sheets of Master Humphry's Clock." (Smith, 6A) . Gimbel. Hatton and Cleaver, Smith, Dickens,6A. HBS 67178. $850 [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Atlas vierzehn lithographirte Blätter enthaltend zur Schrift von den landwirthschaftlichen Gebäuden.

      München, 1841 - München, 1841. Tab. A - O. OBrosch. Apart. Nur der Tafelteil: bis auf die erste Tafel, alle anderen doppelseitig. An der Kante mit Buchstaben-Reitern. - Lichtschatten, leichte Läsuren u. Gbrsp. - Selten. Mit dem Brauhaus des Herrn Zacherl, in der Vorstadt Au bei München und dem Sommerkeller. [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        The Poetical Works

      London: Edward Moxon, Dover Street, 1841. A New edition. Illustrated Frontispiece in Volume One. Printed by Bradbury and Evans. 8 vols. 8vo. Contemporary polished tan calf, spines gilt, all edges marbled. Almost fine. A New edition. Illustrated Frontispiece in Volume One. Printed by Bradbury and Evans. 8 vols. 8vo.

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        Gift: The

      Philadelphia: Carey & Hart, [1841]. - The First Appearance of Edgar Allan Poe's EleonoreA Spectacular Early 1840s American 'Gift' Binding[POE, Edgar Allan, contributor]. The Gift: A Christmas and New Year's Present for 1842. Philadelphia: Carey & Hart, [early September, 1841]. First edition with the first appearance of Edgar Allan Poe's short story Eleonora. A Fable (pp. 154-162), together with poems by Lydia Sigourney, Park Benjamin and Hannah Foster Gould and stories by Catherine Beecher and William Gilmore Simms, et al. Octavo (7 1/4 x 4 3/4 inches; 184 x 120 mm.). [6, blank], viii, 18-322, [6, advertisements], [6, blank] pp. Inserted engraved frontispiece, engraved title-page and six full page engraved plates.Publisher's full orange-red calf (stamp-signed on front and back cover "S. Moore Binder Phila"), covers and spine ornately stamped in gilt with an arabesque design, all edges gilt, yellow coated endpapers. Neat early ink signature on front free ensdpaper and front blank. A spectacular example of an early 1840s American 'Gift' binding, the elaborate gilt stamping bright and fresh.Poe contributed his tale Eleonora to this volume, pp. 154-162; which is the first printing. (Heartman & Canny).Eleonora. A Fable is a short story that was first published in Philadelphia (early September 1841) in the literary annual The Gift. It is often regarded as somewhat autobiographical and has a relatively happy ending. The story follows an unnamed narrator who lives with his cousin and aunt in 'The Valley of the Many-Colored Grass', an idyllic paradise full of fragrant flowers, fantastic trees, and a 'River of Silence'. It remains untrodden by the footsteps of strangers and so they live isolated but happy. After living like this for fifteen years, 'Love entered' the hearts of the narrator and his cousin Eleonora. The valley reflected the beauty of their young love:"The passions which had for centuries distinguished our race came thronging with the fancies for which they had been equally noted, and together breathed a delirious bliss over the Valley of the Many-Coloured Grass. A change fell upon all things. Strange, brilliant flowers, star-shaped, burst out upon the trees where no flowers had been known before. The tints of the green carpet deepened, and when, one by one, the white daisies shrank away, there sprang up in place of them, ten by ten of the ruby-red asphodel. And life arose in our paths; for the tall flamingo, hitherto unseen, with all gay glowing birds, flaunted his scarlet plumage before us The loveliness of Eleonora was that of the seraphim -- and here, as in all things referring to this epoch, my memory is vividly distinct. In stature she was tall, and slender even to fragility; the exceeding delicacy of her frame, as well as the hues of her cheek, speaking painfully of the feeble tenure by which she held existence. The lilies of the valley were not more fair. With the nose, lips, and chin of the Greek Venus, she had the majestic forehead, the naturally-waving auburn hair, and the large luminous eyes of her kindred Eleonora, however, was sick -- "She had seen that the finger of death was upon her bosom -- that, like the ephemera, she had been made perfect in loveliness only to die;" She does not fear death, but fears that the narrator will leave the valley after her death and transfer his love to someone else. The narrator emotionally vows to her, with 'the Mighty Ruler of the Universe' as his witness, to never bind himself in marriage 'to any daughter on Earth'. After Eleonora's death, however, the 'Valley of the Many-Colored Grass' begins to lose its lustre and warmth. The narrator chooses to leave to an unnamed 'strange city'. There, he meets a woman named Ermengarde and, without guilt, marries her. Eleonora soon visits the narrator from beyond the grave and grants her blessings to the couple. "Thou art absolved", she says, "for reasons which shall be made known to thee in Heaven."Many biographers consider Eleonora an autobiographical story written by Poe [Attributes: First Edition]

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        Handbuch einer Geschichte der Natur. 3 Teile in 5 Bänden.

      Stuttgart, Schweizerbart, 1841-49. - (22 x 13 cm). XVIII, 447 (2) S./ XIV (2) 836 S./ VIII, LXXXIV, 775 S./ 2 Bll., SS. (777)-1381 (1)/ (4) 1106 S. Mit 23 Textholzschnitten und 7 gefalteten Tafeln. Halblederbände der Zeit. (Naturgeschichte der drei Reiche). Einzige Ausgabe. - Band 1 enthält das kosmische und das tellurische Leben, Band 2 das organische. Die 3 Teile des 3. Bandes beinhalten den berühmten "Index palaeontologicus oder Uebersicht der bis jetzt bekannten fossilen Organismen". "His. 'Index palaeontologicus'. (was) for decades the chief reference work in paleontology" (DSB). - Bronn (1800-1862), Professor für Zoologie und Direktor der Zoologischen Sammlung in Heidelberg, war der erste allgemeine Paläontologe und wurde zum Wegbereiter der Abstammungslehre in der Paläontologie. - Stellenweise etwas stockfleckig bzw. gebräunt. Durchgehend gestempelt. Einbände etwas berieben und bestoßen, sonst gut erhalten. - DSB 2, 497; Poggendorff I, 307 [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Notes on Gunpowder, Percussion, Powder; Cannon and Projectiles

      No Place: Notes on Gunpowder, Percussion, Powder; Cannon and Projectiles. , 1841. No place: 1841. Half leather with dark brown pebbled cloth. 75 pp. Black and white illustrations in text throughout. A technical discussion on gunpowder, measuring ballistics, cannons and their manufacture, the use of metals in various projectiles, etc. This includes a look at the composition of gunpowder and variations for different applications, aspects of different metals and other substances, an illustrated look at the manufacturing and testing of cannons, ways of measuring ballistics (with illustrations, etc.). Printed via lithograph from handwritten manuscript. Knowlton served as a professor at the United States Military Academy, helping to teach mathematics, as well as artillery. This particular copy bears pencil corrections, pencil brackets and the word 'omit' next to several passages, perhaps indicating this was a proof or editor's copy of some sort. FAIR/GOOD condition, slightly ex-library, bearing a 'torpedo station' stamp in the interior and in gilt on the spine, with call numbers at the foot of the spine. Heavy scuffing and some gouging to the leather along the hinges, spine and corners, with superficial loss. General fading, some staining and minor discoloration. Light soiling. Last name in large ink script on the title page, with a few other ink notes, spots, etc. to the first two pages. Leaf 45/46 with heavy ink spots, hatches, slightly obscuring the text in places. Heavy foxing to the paper, with a large dampstain affecting the lower corner. Several pages with tears and chipping along the edges, with mostly minor loss. Large rice paper repair to the leaf 71/72, with the fore edge margins of the last 2 pages bearing extensive loss of paper. . Half Leather. Fair/No Jacket. Ex-Library.

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        The Life, Journals and Correspondences of Samuel Pepys. Including a Narrative of his Voyage to Tangier, Deciphered from the Short-Hand by the the Rev. John Smith. 1-2.

      - London, Richard Bentley, 1841. 8vo. Engr. portrait,+ (4),+ 37-456 pp.; (4),+ 367,+ (1) pp. Minor foxing. Publ. blindstamped cloth, spine with gilt lettering, somewhat faded. Two volumes. From the library of the Earl of Ellenborough, with his stamp and signature, dated 1840! Chappell P4. Brunet IV, 485. Graesse V, 196. All published. Pages 1-36 in volume one were never published! First edition of the diarist Samuel Pepys narrative of his travel to Tangier as well as other journals and letters. The reverend John Smith was also the first decipherer of Pepys? diary, first published in 1825. This is the second printed book from the short hand MSS of Samuel Pepys? Lord Ellenborough was from 1842 British gouverneur of India. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        ALBUM de Aves. Coleccion de 188 láminas abiertas en acero, para ilustración del diccionario pintoresco de Historial Natural.

      Verdaguer, Barcelona 1841 - Portada, 5 páginas, 187 grabados calcográficos. Bello y raro album que no cita Palau. Contiene 187 grabados (de 188) a toda plana, que representan numerosas especies de aves. El nombre de cada una de estas especies se encuentra en la hoja de índice al principio de la obra. Ejemplar falto del grabado 44. Con mancha de agua en la esquina superior derecha de las primeras hojas. En general, con algunas pequeñas manchas de óxido.

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        Linea De Ward Espana - Cuba - Mexico Servicio Rapido Regular de Pasaje y Carga

      New York: Wendell P. Colton Co. . Poster. Color lithograph. Page measures 36.75" x 24". A unique poster from the interwar and prohibition period in 20th century US history. This poster advertisement is for the Ward Line, also known as the New York and Cuba Mail Steamship Company which operated passenger and cargo service out of New York City from 1841 to 1954. The two steamship featured on this poster are S.S. Orizaba and SS. Siboney. During World War I, the U.S. government commandeered Orizaba and Siboney and outfitted them for military duties which was common practice during the war. The Ward Line reacquired the ships after they were decommissioned by the US government. The routes with the Ward Line, from New York to Cuba and Mexico were successful in part because it was a way for people to get around Prohibition. The transatlantic route to Spain was apparently not as successful due to a lack of passengers. A tall ship can be seen off in the distance, which juxtaposed with the modern steamer, points to it as a way of the past. Small tear at bottom center. Hanging metal clips attached. Rare.

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        Qu'est-ce que la propriete'? Ou recherches sur le principe du droit et du gouvernement par P. J. Proudhon. Premiere memoire;SEGUE: Idem - Lettre a' M. Blanqui professeur de'economie politique au conservatoire des arts et me'tiers par P. J. Proudhon. SEGUE: Avvertissement aux proprie'taires ou lettre a' M. Conside'rant re'dacteur de la Phalange sur une de'fense de la proprie'te'; SEGUE: Explications pre'sente'es au ministe're public sur le droit de proprie'te'

      Imp. P. J. Proudhon, (Besancon) 1841 - 4 opere in 16 legate in una. M. pl. coeva con pochi segni d'uso. I: pp. XX + 314 + (2). Mancanze con perdita di testo alla parte sup. di 3 cc. della pref. Seconda ed. rara stampata nella tip. di Proudhon (la prima risale all'anno precedente). II: pp. 188. Ed. orig. della prosecuzione di Qu'est - ce que la propriete'?ÂStammhammer, I, p. 193, 59. III: pp. 116. Gora e qualche segno d'uso. Goldsmiths, 32491. Kress, C. 5627. Stammhammer, 2. IV: pp. 24. Ed. orig. della difesa pronunciata da Proudhon davanti al tribunale di Doubs per difendersi dalle accuse di oltraggio alla religione e al governo procurategli dalle tre precedenti opere. Qu'est ce que la propriete'? e' la prima opera realmente politica scritta dall'A. Qui, per la prima volta, compare la frase "la proprie'te' c'est le vol" (la proprieta' e' un furto). Contemporaneamente compare anche il concetto, apparentemente contraddittorio, in base al quale la proprieta' e' liberta', altro caposaldo del pensiero prudhoniano. Di fronte all'obiettiva difficolta' per l'uomo di comprendere la realta' non e' possibile dare risposte definitive senza sfociare nel fallimento teorico e nell'arbitrio scientifico. Esiste invece una logica binaria di antinomia che e' la linfa di ogni sistema sociale e la base della liberta'. Proudhon auspica un sistema sociale che sia uno stato di uguaglianza, ne' comunismo ne' frazionamento, ma liberta' nell'ordine e indipendenza nell'unita'. Nasce cosi' il concetto di anarchia secondo Proudhon, idea incentrata su di un assoluto pluralismo, e inserita in una sociologia basata sul lavoro come azione collettiva in grado di produrre ricchezza sociale: l'unione produce una forza sociale superiore agli sforzi dei singoli individui e lo sfruttamento da parte del capitale avviene con l'appropriarsi indebitamente del risultato dello sforzo collettivo. Il concetto di proprieta' si inserisce necessariamente in questo ragionamento: la proprita' intesa come possesso e' eliminabile? Per Proudhon la risposta e' no in quanto il possesso, ovvero la produzione sociale, esistera' sempre anche in una societa' comunista. La proprieta' collettiva realizzera' sempre un controllo della produzione, anche se da parte dello stato, costruendo cosi' un controllo sull'individuo e sulla collettivita'. In pratica il progetto comunista e' estremamente pericoloso perche' non risolve il problema della diseguaglianza sociale, generando un sistema piu' pericoloso di quello capitalistico. La storia, i fatti e milioni di morti hanno dato ragione alle molte perplessita' di Proudhon. Le domande e le soluzioni si spostano con l'avanzare della storia dell'uomo che deve continuare a interrogarsi rigettando ogni risposta precostituita. Le idee espresse nella sua prima opera gli causarono l'ostracismo dell'Accademia di Besancon che tento', senza riuscirvi, di privarlo della borsa di studio che gli era stata attribuita, e che tuttavia lo costrinse a eliminare la dedicatoria all'accademia posta sul frontespizio. In sua difesa si pronuncio' l'economista Blanqui, al quale, infatti, si indirizza nella sua seconda memoria (Lettre a' M. Blanqui.). L'anno successivo, con Avvertiment aux proprietaires., verra' citato dall'assise di Doubs per oltraggio ma, anche grazie la sua difesa, pubblicata poi sotto il titolo di Explications pre'sente'es au ministere public,Âverra' assolto. Raro insieme completo di tutte le quattro parti tra esse idealmente legate. ITA

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        Dictionnaire historique biographique et bibliographique du département du EDITION ORIGINALE

      Carpentras: Imp. de L. Devillario, 1841. Fine. Imp. de L. Devillario, Carpentras 1841, 15x22,5cm, 2 volumes reliés. - Originale.binding green sheepskin half bottle Edition, spine lightly faded with four nerves purposes with small traces of friction beautifully adorned with decorative golden browned top and bottom lace, marbled paper plates, corner protectors and guards of contreplats handmade paper, binding of époque.Exemplaire almost free of rousseur.Agréable and rare copy --- Please note that the translation in english is done automatically, we apologize if the formulas are inaccurate. Contact us for any information! - [FRENCH VERSION FOLLOWS] Edition originale. Reliure en demi basane vert bouteille, dos légèrement passé à quatre fins nerfs comportant de petites traces de frottements joliment orné de motifs décoratifs dorés, dentelles dorées en tête et en pied, plats de papier marbré, coins renforcés, gardes et contreplats de papier à la cuve, reliure de l'époque. Exemplaire quasi exempt de toute rousseur. Agréable et rare exemplaire

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        Oeuvres diverses EDITION ORIGINALE

      Paris: Charpentier, 1841. Fine. Charpentier, Paris 1841-1867, 12x18,5cm, 10 volumes reliés. - Publishing partly original. Half green morocco bindings long grain corners, smooth lightened spine romantic arabesques adorned with golden browned heads and tails, almond cardboard boards, covers and spine preserved friezes, gilded heads, nice bindings romantic pastiche. New Poems and posthumous works are here in the first edition, and the Comedies and Proverbs in publishing partly original. 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. --- Please note that the translation in english is done automatically, we apologize if the formulas are inaccurate. Contact us for any information! - [FRENCH VERSION FOLLOWS] Edition en partie originale. Reliures en demi maroquin vert à grain long à coins, dos lisses passés ornés d'arabesques romantiques dorées, frises dorées en têtes et en queues, plats de cartonnage amande, couvertures et dos conservés, têtes dorées, agréables reliures pastiches romantiques. Les Poésies nouvelles et les Oeuvres posthumes se trouvent ici en édition originale, et les Comédies et proverbes en édition en partie originale. Cet ensemble se compose ainsi : "Oeuvres posthumes" (2 volumes), "Poésies nouvelles" (3 volumes), "Poésies complètes", "Mélanges de littérature & de critique", "Contes", "Comédies et proverbes" (2 volumes). Quelques petites rousseurs sans gravité. Agréable ensemble en reliure uniforme pastiche romantique.  

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        Reports from the Select Committee on South Australia; together with the Minutes of Evidence, Appendix, and Index. [Comprising the] First Report . 9th March 1841 [and the] Second Report . 10th March 1841

      London, 'Communicated by the Commons to the Lords', and 'Ordered to be printed 21st June 1841' - Foolscap folio, [ii], 8 (last page blank) pages [First Report] and xl, 272, x, 358 (appendix), 58 (index) pages plus 4 large folding hand-coloured maps (including 3 by John Arrowsmith - see #2, 3 and 4 below) [Second Report]. Relatively modern half calf and cloth (by Morrell of London), retaining both front and rear original printed blue wrappers; leather very slightly rubbed at the extremities, with a light tidemark to the foot of the spine; front wrapper very slightly marked; minor offsetting to the maps, with an expert repair to a very short tear near the stub of the last one; essentially a fine uncut copy - it is difficult to imagine a better one turning up. Great Britain and Ireland Parliamentary Paper 174 of 1841 (the House of Lords issue, Ferguson 3221 [with minor pagination errors] - see also Ferguson 3218 and 3219). 'This Report contains very complete information regarding the Colony from its foundation [in 1836] to 1841' (Ferguson 3219, referring to the Second Report). Wakefield's self-supporting system of colonization, administered by the South Australian Colonization Commission, failed and the commission was dissolved in January 1840. 'The new board of three salaried commissioners slowly became aware that the colony's funds in London were rapidly dwindling. After months of inexcusable procrastination they had no choice but to throw the colony on the mercies of the Colonial Office. Nevertheless the blame of their own shortcomings and extravagance was placed squarely on [Governor] Gawler for his irregularities, "reckless" expenditure and alleged grave errors of judgment.' The imperial parliament accepted the select committee's recommendations and took control of the colony's affairs. Although the select committee had refused to condemn Gawler and reported that 'even his severest critics had suggested no way in which Gawler's expenditure might have been significantly reduced', he was abandoned as the scapegoat and after his recall in May 1841, he was never again to find public employment (Australian Dictionary of Biography). The maps are (1) Plan of the District of Adelaide, shewing the application of the Running Survey to that locality (Water Sections coloured) (approximately 500 x 600 mm) and (2) The District of Adelaide, South Australia; As divided into Country Sections. From the Trigonometrical Surveys of Colonel Light . (500 x 600 mm); (3) The Maritime Portion of South Australia, from Capn. Flinders and the more recent Surveys made by the Survr. Genl. of the Colonies (620 x 500 mm) and (4) Map shewing the Special Survey in South Australia, to the Eastward of the Gulf of St Vincent (515 x 600 mm). From the notable collection of Rodney Davidson, with his bookplate on the front pastedown. Use [Ask Bookseller a Question] option below to confirm availability.

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        MÜNCHEN. "Die St. Michaelskirche und die Academie". Michaelskirche mit dem Gebäude der Jesuiten-Akademie und Blick zum Karlstor.

      - Lithographie mit Tonplatte von A. E. Kirchner, 1841, 38 x 30 cm. Maillinger II,204,12; Pfister II,281,11; Lentner 1176,11; nicht bei Slg. Proebst. - "Sehr seltene Folge von hervorragend schönen Blättern, die z.T. sehr hoch bezahlt werden" (Lentner). - Mit sehr hübscher Figurenstaffage. Breitrandig und gut erhalten!

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        Maj Gen Sir William Nott: Secret Communication from Candahar in Miniature Writing, Signed W Nott, to Maj Gen Sir George Pollock, commanding the Army of Retribution in the First Afghan War.

      General Nott, Candahar 1841 - Maj Gen Sir William Nott: Secret communication to Maj Gen Sir George Pollock, commanding the Army of Retribution in the First Afghan War. An extremely scarce and unusual secret communication in the form of a letter written to his superior by Nott from Candahar on 6th May 1842 in miniature but very clear writing on a slip of paper measuring 6 x 1.5ins [37 x 154mm] and signed W Nott. The letter bemoans the fact that Nott has not received a response to the letter he wrote to Pollock on the 29th April and he includes a copy of the earlier letter on the reverse [also signed and marked at the top "Duplicate"] in case that letter had not reached Pollock in the extreme circumstances under which it was sent. Both letters show a commander at breaking point who feels he is receiving no support from the Scind government which, he feels, does not appreciate the potentially disastrous position in which his force finds itself. In the April letter Nott regrets that "I am not on my way to Ghuznee. My troops have had no pay since Decr. 1841. I am in want of almost everything. I have not carriage even for three Regiments and I have not a Rupee either to buy or hire Cattle for five months. I have been calling to Scind for aid, none whatever has been sent!" He notes that General England has failed to reach him with supplies and money and reports that instead of being able to meet up with Pollock at Ghuznee "my small force is paralized". Although he has high praise for his Sepoys who have "licked the Afghans in every affair even when five times their number" but he underlines the last clause in his sentence about Shah Shujah's cavalry. "I have the Shah's first Regiment but I have never been able to get them to charge". Nott's letter of May 1841 shows him in even greater despair: "The people of this country unfortunately have an idea that we are to retire whether we are successful or not and therefore they will part with nothing and as far as Cattle are concerned we are nearly helpless. God knows why such delay has occurred in sending me money and stores, this is dreadful. I shall move towards Cabool the moment I can get carriage. Genl England's retrograde movement has been a sad disappointment to me." The letter is in excellent condition and is preserved in an old folded sheet of slightly larger size with later Victorian inscription on it. It is most likely that the neat miniature writing in sepia ink is the work of a Staff Officer and Nott's signature is nortably larger and not quite so clear. Size: 1.5 x 6ins [37 x 154mm]

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        Das malerische und romantische Westphalen.

      - Barmen und Leipzig, W. Langewiesche und F. Volckmar, (1841). Gr.-8vo. 1 Bl., 236 S. Mit 30 Stahlstich-Tafeln (inkl. Titel mit Vignette) von A. H. Payne u.a. nach W. Schuch und C. Schlickum. Halbleinwand d. Zt. mit goldgeprägtem Rückentitel. Enthält neben der Abbildung der Vehmlinde auf dem gestochenen Titel u.a. Ansichten von Osnabrück, Ravensberg, Bielefeld, Herford, Schwarzenberg, Altena, Limburg, Wetter/Ruhr, Barmen, der Porta Westfalica, des Hermannsdenkmals, der Extern-Steine und der Sundwicher Höhle. - Etwas berieben, Ecken bestoßen. Stockfleckig und leicht gebräunt, untere Außenecke mit schwachem Wasserrand. Drucktitel verso mit Rasurstelle und Stempelresten.

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        THE SCENERY AND ANTIQUITIES OF IRELAND, Illustrated from Drawings by W. H. Bartlett ;-

      London ;- George Virtue 1841 - A MOST HANDSOME PAIR BOUND IN STUNNING CONTEMPORARY DICED & GILT TOOLED CALF. 2 Vols. Hardback. Quarto. Complete with Portrait Frontis., 2 Vignette Title-pages, a Map and 118 Stunning tissue-guarded Bartlett steel-engraved topographical plates. Marbled endpapers. Gilt foredges. Contemporary signature foot of Vignette Titles dated 1842. Some foxing in places otherwise FINE ! [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        James Hatfield and the Beauty of Buttermere: A Story of Modern Times. Three Volumes

      Henry Colburn, 1841, Three-Quarter Leather, Book Condition: Very Good+, Illustrated By: Cruikshank, Robert Three volumes. Three-quarter leather over marbled boards with raised bands and gilt on spine. Six engravings by Robert Cruikshank. Boards have edge wear, scratches, scuffs, rubbed corners/spine. Bindings tight. Small bookstore sticker inside volume one. Minor foxing. Minor age spots. Rare title in very nice condition. Illustrator: Cruikshank, Robert. Quantity Available: 1. Pictures of this item not already displayed here available upon request. Inventory No: 010057.

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        Bibliophiles De Reims (12 volumes in 13)

      1841-1842: Societe Des Bibliophiles De Reimes. Small Octavo. The complete set of 12 in 13 issued in 1841-1842 is extraordinary rare when complete. Bibliotheque National has the only complete set. OCLC records isolated volumes. The Society was founded on August 8, 1841 to print rare items from the early history of Reims. It was dissolved in 1844. Its leader was Louis Prosper Tarbe Hardouin (1809-1871) a leading French historian, archaeologist and man of letters with a specialty in the history of Reims and the Champagne country. Noted first in Techener, Bibliotheque champenoise ou catalogue (1886) and for a fuller description in Georges Vicarie's Manuel de l'amateur de livers du XIXe siecle, 1801-1894, 565-568 noted at the end of the Nineteenth Century that only 75 copies were printed and they had already been virtually unobtainable ("qui n'existe plus depuis longtemps" The Volumes as noted in Vicaire are: (1) Discours we ce qu'a fait en Frances le heraut d'Angleterre et la response que lui a faite le roi, le 7 juin 1557; (2) Le Noble et gentil jeu de l'araleste a Reims; (3) L'Entree du roy nostre sire en la ville et cite de Paris; (4) Histoire chronologique, pathologique, politque..; (5) Inventaire apres le deces de Rchard Picque; (6) Les Lepreux a Reims. Quinzieme siecle; (7) Louis XI et la Sainte Ampoule; (8) Memoires de M. Fr. Maucroix [in two volumes]; (9) Miniatures d'une Bible du XIVe siecle; (10) La Purgatoire di Saint-patrice, Legende du XIIIe siecle; (11) Une emeute en 1649, Mazarinade; (12) Les Sepultures de l'eglise Saint-Rmi de Reims. The La Purgatoire de Saint-patrice is particularly sought after. All beautifully bound in 3/4 red morocco over marbled boards, marbled endpapers, top edges gilt. Volume list the members of the society Each volume is numbered and signed though the signature is undetermined. A brilliant set and quite scarce. Fine.

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        France illustrated exhibiting its landcape scenery antiquities military EDITION ORIGINALE

      London,|Paris: Fisher, son, & co, 1841. Fine. Fisher, son, & co, London, Paris S.n. [1841-1846], 4 tomes en 2 Vol. in 4 (22x27,2cm), 2 Vol. reliés. - 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 boards of various wheels and nets with some maroquinés boxes. boards decorated with a rich frieze Romantic and irons cold corner. Part of title in red morocco. Marbled edges. Scratches on boards. 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 contemporary costumes, and often the place as it was then. --- Please note that the translation in english is done automatically, we apologize if the formulas are inaccurate. Contact us for any information! - [FRENCH VERSION FOLLOWS] Edition originale, illustrée de 148 planches gravées sur acier, dont 96 sur les trois premiers volumes, par Thomas Allom ; le quatrième volume comprend 52 planches dont 36 par Eugène Lami et 16 par Allom. Plein Veau glacé bleu nuit. Dos à faux nerfs plats orné de diverses roulettes et filets avec certains caissons maroquinés. Plats décorés d'une riche frise Romantique et de fers à froid angulaires. Pièce de titre en maroquin rouge. Tranches marbrées. Rayures sur les plats. Coiffes et mors légèrement frottés. Superbe reliure anglaise. Le tome IV, qui manque souvent, est la traduction d'Un été à Paris, de Jules Janin. On y retrouve, par l'illustration, un Paris Balzacien. On remarquera que le premier volume contient de nombreuses scènes des Pyrénées, très à la mode alors. Un autre volume contient de nombreuses scènes de la Loire (Saumur, Angers, Amboise...). L'ouvrage cherche ainsi à rassembler tout ce qu'on trouve de remarquable en France, aussi bien du point de vue architectural que paysager, l'illustration accompagnant le texte historique et descriptif. La richesse illustrative est remarquable, et on admirera autant le château de Pau que le Panthéon, le cirque de Gavarni que la cathédrale d'Orléans. L'intéressant étant que suivant les tendances d'alors, on trouve dans les gravures des personnages en costumes d'époque, et souvent le lieu tel qu'il était alors.

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        English mid-19th Century Art Scrap Book with original art, color lithographs, sketches, steel engravings and illustrations

      United Kingdom: Robert Le Marchant, N. D.. Album. Good. Approx. 9" x 11.5" Album. 64 leaves of which 20 are unused. Robert Le Marchant's name is on the decorated title page. Inside album are a couple of black and white sketches signed by Robert Le Marchant, one dated Paris August 30, 1841. The Album's front hinge is broken exposing the spine. Title page is loose and a few leaves are detached and laid inside. Other illustrations are starting to pull from binding. Several of the leaves have closed tears, edge creases and chips. A few of the illustrations are foxed and a few have some stray marks. The majority of color illustrations are in very good condition. Album contains original art work in color, original black and white sketches, steel engravings, color lithographs and other illustrations. There is one map inside titled, "F. Le Lievre's New Map of Guernsey." One original black and white sketch is dated 1839. 4 of the leaves are hand written manuscript pages with titles, "Sophisms", "Epitaphs", "A bill for beautifying and repairing ornaments of a Lutheran Church at Hamburg", and "Enigma". Illustrations inside pasted down include William III, color illustration of the Leaning Tower of Pisa, color portrait of Shakespeare, steel engraving of Wellington, color lithograph lady portraits, scenes and more.

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        Hafen mit Blick auf die Stadt; im Vgr. zahlreiche Segel- u. Dampfschiffe ('Der Hafen von London - Das Zollgebäude und die neue London-Brücke.').

      - Lithographie v. C.F. Müller in Karlsruhe n. Th. Schuhmann, dat. 1841, 23 x 40,5 (Bilder zum Artikel auf meiner Homepage, oder bei Anfrage - pictures on my homepage or after request)

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        Journals of Two Expeditions of Discovery in North-west and Western Australia, during the years 1837, 38, and 39

      London: Boone, 1841. Two volumes, octavo, with 22 plates (six handcoloured), and two large folding maps (linen-backed in endpocket), text illustrations; a fine copy well bound without the advertisements; later half green morocco, spine richly gilt. London, T. & W. Boone, 1841. First edition: includes scientific appendices on birds by John Gould, mammals, reptiles, and amphibians by John Edward Gray, and insects by Adam White; some plates illustrate the Aboriginal rock paintings found on the first expedition are also present. One of the most striking of all works of inland exploration, with the suite of stunning images of Wandjina paintings from the north-western Kimberley region. This is a finely bound copy of the first edition of this famous exploration account, which includes scientific appendices on birds by John Gould; mammals, reptiles, amphibians by John Edward Gray; and insects by Adam White.This was Sir George Grey's first expedition, which began in December 1837 after he and his party of eight arrived on the Beagle at Hanover Bay on the north-west coast. The expedition was supposed to proceed south following the coast to the Swan River settlement. However problems beset the expedition from the outset, and for five months the party meandered inland at a very slow pace. Meetings with local Aborigines proved hostile, and Grey was badly wounded by a spear. Eventually, due to diminished provisions and exhaustion, the party returned to Hanover Bay and were rescued by the Beagle. Despite falling well short of their goal, the expedition yielded significant results: Grey discovered the Glenelg River, the Macdonald Range, the Stephen Range, the Gairdner River and Mount Lyell. Grey also achieved the distinction of becoming the first white man to see a Wandjina painting when he discovered the ones reproduced here in a rock shelter on the Glenelg River in the rugged Kimberley: 'looking over some bushes, at the sandstone rocks which were above us, I suddenly saw from one of them a most extraordinary large figure peering down upon me. Upon examination, this proved to be a drawing at the entrance to cave, which, on entering, I found to contain, besides, many remarkable paintings'. Realising the significance of the discovery, he went to considerable lengths to sketch, measure and describe the figures, which are reproduced here.Grey's second expedition left Perth in 1839 with the intention of exploring the North-West Cape. Again his goals were not realised: he was thwarted, first by the loss of one of his three whale-boats and most of his provisions, then by the wrecking of the remaining boats and supplies. A 300-mile trek back to Perth ensued, during which Grey and all but one of his men survived on whatever food they could scavenge from the land. Although Grey suffered appalling hardships and neither venture went according to plan, the results were valuable. "His expeditions were the first to examine the previously ignored north-west interior of the continent and he discovered much useful territory. The inland explorations of Grey and Lushington (his deputy), complemented by the associated coastal explorations of Wickham and Stokes in the 'Beagle', were a major advance in the discovery of the Australian continent" (Wantrup, 206). Bagnall, 2336; Australian Rare Books, 131.

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        Memoria sobre a prioridade dos descobrimentos portuguezes na costa d'Africa Occidental, para servir de illustração a Chronica da Conquista de Guiné por Azurara ?.

      Paris, Na Livraria Portugueza de J.P. Aillaud, 1841. - Woodcut vignette on title page. (2 ll.), 245 pp., (1 l. errata). Large 8°, contemporary diced half calf over pebbled cloth boards (some wear at corners), spines with raised bands in five compartments, gilt letters and fillets, text block edges marbled, green silk place marker. Scattered light spotting. Overall in very good to fine condition. ---- FIRST EDITION. Written at the request of the Portuguese government, the @Memoria defends Portugal's claim to the territory of Casamance (Guinea), which France was then contesting. Following its initial success, Santarem was asked to translate the @Memoria into French so as to bolster Portugal's diplomatic interests. The first edition of the French translation, considerably augmented with additional material, was published Paris, 1842 under the title @Recherches sur la priorité de la découverte des pays situés sur la côte occidentale d'Afrique. This Portuguese edition is much rarer, since (according to Innocêncio) only 500 copies of it were printed, vs. 1,000 copies of the @Recherches. The @Memoria was serialized in the @Diario do Governo, 1842.While writing the @Memoria, Santarem was concurrently ransacking European archives for early maps and charts that documented the course of European, and particularly Portuguese, exploration. Although not ready for publication with the @Memoria, twenty-one maps relating particularly to the Casamance dispute were reproduced in fine lithographic reproduction and published in 1842, under the title @Atlas composé de cartes des XIV@e, XV@e, XVI@e et XVII@e siècles, as a supplement to the @Recherches. Santarem's famous @Atlas was later greatly expanded in Paris editions of 1842-1844 and 1849.The second Visconde de Santarem (1791-1856) has been called "the greatest figure in the history of Portuguese cartography" (Cortesão, @History of Portuguse Cartography I, 23); in fact, it was Santarem who coined the term "cartographia." He travelled to Brazil with the royal family in 1807 and held various diplomatic posts; he also served as Keeper of the Royal Archives at Torre do Tombo from 1824 until 1833, when he was dismissed for political reasons. Although he spent the rest of his life in Paris, his standing with the Portuguese government later improved to the point that the government funded many of his publications, and appointed him Keeper of the Torre do Tombo without requiring him to return to Portugal.---- Innocêncio V, 436: giving the imprint as Paris, Offic. de Fain & Thunot, 1841 (i.e. taking information from the printer's colophon, not the title page), and calling for 245 pp. + 1 p. errata. Ramos, @A edição de língua Portuguesa em França 402 (giving a misleading expression of the collation as viii, 247 pp.; there are actually two unnumbered leaves, the half title and title page, followed by viii preliminary leaves, followed by the main body of text which begins with p. [9]). Azevedo-Samodães 3039: iv, 245 pp., 1 blank, 1 errata, 1 blank. Cortesão, @History of Portuguese Cartography I, 14-5. NUC: GU. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Incidents of Travel In Central America Vol I & II (together with) Incidents of Travel in Yucatan Vol I & II

      New York: Harper & Brothers 1841/1843, 1841. First edition. Hardcover. Very Good. Four volume set. Half bound, green/blue spine and corners with edge wear, five raised bands, red/brown leather labels on spine, gilt head edge, blue mottled boards, red/blue marbled endpages. Bookplate of previous owner on paste down end paper of all volumes. Frontispiece Vol. I Travel in Yucatan left half missing, all other maps intact. Text blocks tight with minor foxing.

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

      Published By the Author, At the Egyptian Hall, London 1841 - First edition, first issue. Octavo, bound in contemporary gilt-paneled calf. With 3 maps and 310 plates. An exceptional near fine example, rebacked, with the plates clean. Rare in contemporary calf. Less than two years after his arrival in London, Catlin published this, his Manners, Customs and Conditions of the North American Indians. It was immediately recognized as a monumental work in American ethnology, combining Catlin's unique knowledge and experiences with his rare artistic talent. The 309 line-cut reductions of his original paintings, together with the accompanying text, beautifully and accurately record virtually every aspect of Native American life— ceremonies, dances, hunting methods, forms of warfare, and daily chores. "No individual has contributed so much, of such great importance; no individual has had a greater influence upon the Western Americana art, literature and history of our country than George Catlin" (McCracken). [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Collection of miniature paintings.

      Probably Persia, 19th century.. Tall 4to (175 x 298 mm). 16 miniatures in Safavid style (12 in splendid colour, 4 in monochrome highlighted in gilt and opaque white), mounted together on marbled or sketched background. Contemp. oriental leporello (concertina)-style morocco binding with elegantly stamped and gilt central medallions and cornerpieces. Fitted in custom-made half cloth box.. Sixteen subjects of hunting, battle scenes, etc., taken from the literature and poetry of Persia, with a few verses from Hafiz as captions in nasta'liq script above and below the miniatures. Provenance: From the collection of the Chigaco railway magnate Edward E. Ayer (1841-1927); acquired by the Newberry Library, Chicago, in 1920; deaccessioned in the 1990s. Old shelfmarks "324413" on flyleaf and "OR MS 504" on case. Well-preserved.

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        The Life, Journals and Correspondences of Samuel Pepys.

      Including a Narrative of his Voyage to Tangier, Deciphered from the Short-Hand by the the Rev. John Smith. 1-2. London, Richard Bentley, 1841. 8vo. Engr. portrait,+ (4),+ 37-456 pp.; (4),+ 367,+ (1) pp. Minor foxing. Publ. blindstamped cloth, spine with gilt lettering, somewhat faded. Two volumes. From the library of the Earl of Ellenborough, with his stamp and signature, dated 1840! Chappell P4. Brunet IV, 485. Graesse V, 196. All published. Pages 1-36 in volume one were never published! First edition of the diarist Samuel Pepys narrative of his travel to Tangier as well as other journals and letters. The reverend John Smith was also the first decipherer of Pepys' diary, first published in 1825. This is the second printed book from the short hand MSS of Samuel Pepys'. Lord Ellenborough was from 1842 British gouverneur of India

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        The Papers of James Madison, Purchased by Order of Congress; Being His Correspondence and Reports of Debates During the Congress of the Confederation and His Reports of Debates in the Federal Convention Now published from the original manuscripts, deposited in the Department of State, by direction of the Joint Library Committee of Congress, under the superintendence of Henry D. Gilpin.

      New York: J. & H.G. Langley, 1841. Second edition (first published in Washington the previous year). 8vo. 3 volumes: lx, 580, xxii; xxii, (2), [581]-1242; xiv, (2), [1243]-1624, ccxlvi, [32, facsimiles] pp. Sabin 43716. American Imprints 41-3273. Gephart 13944 (for the 1840 edition). Haynes 11164. Larned 1652: "Relate to the years 1782-1787 ... the debates of the Congress of the Confederation are especially to be noted, as they have not been printed elsewhere." Large bookplate on each front pastedown, foxed, fore-edge of volume two spotted, a good serviceable copy in a sturdy binding. Recent green faux half-leather, gilt, and cloth, gilt title and rules between raised bands on spines, marbled endpapers. (#5665)

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        Die beiden Grundprobleme der Ethik behandelt in zwei akademischen Preisschriften. Über die Freiheit des Willens. Über die Grundlage der Moral.

      Frankfurt, Joh. Christ. Hermannsche Buchhandlung F. E. Suchsland 1841.. gr.8°. XXXX, 278 S. Original-Halbleder d. Zt. (Einband berieben und bestossen, Name v. a. Hand auf Vors., stockfl. u. tlw. wasserrandig). Auflage:0. Die Ergänzungen zu Schopenhauers grundlegendem Werk "Die Welt als Wille und Vorstellung" in der seltenen Erstausgabe.

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

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

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        Waffentanz". Eigenh. Musikmanuskript mit U.

      [Wohl Wien, um 1841]. - 6 SS. auf gefalt. Bögen. Tinte auf Papier, mit Überarbeitungen in Blei- und Rötelstift. Folio. Der "Waffentanz aus Told' parodierender Posse: 'Wastl, oder die böhmischen Amazonen'" (Überschrift). Franz Xaver Tolds "Wastl oder die böhmischen Amazonen" (eine Variation seines Vorjahreserfolgs "Frauen im Serail") entstand 1841 für das Josefstädter Theater, wo Titl seit 1840 (als Nachfolger von Heinrich Proch) als Kapellmeister wirkte. - Sauber und wohlerhalten.

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        Müller`s sketches of the Age of Francis the First

      London, H. Graves 1841.. Getöntes lithograph. Titelblatt, gest. Widmungsblatt und 24 (von 25) getönte lithograph. Tafeln, lose in HLdr. d. Zt. mit goldgepr. Deckeltitel. 55 x 37 cm. Reizvolle Architekturansichten mit Personenstaffage aus den Loire-Schlössern Francois I., Chambord, Fontainebleau, Nantes, Rouen, Blois, u. a. Besonders bemerkenswert eine Hofgesellschaft, die sich auf einer Palastterrasse mit der Falkenjagd vergnügt. - Der Einband etwas berieben und bestoßen, Vorderdeckel mit Resten eine Bibliotheksetiketts des Chateau de Oberhofen am Thunersee im Kanton Bern. Meist stockfleckig, einige Tafeln stärker betroffen.

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