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        TWO PARTIALLY PRINTED SHARES OF STOCK IN THE NAUVOO HOUSE ASSOCIATION].

      St. Louis, Mo.: J.T. Hammond, [ca. ?]. 1841 - Two certificates, each measuring 3 1/4 x 7 3/4 inches, printed on the same side of a single sheet of paper measuring 6 1/2 x 7 3/4 inches. Fine. A rare example of Mormon financial ephemera, documenting the Mormons' stay in Nauvoo and the attempt to build "Nauvoo House," a splendid hotel in the Illinois town. The present example of Nauvoo House stock certificates is one of only two mentioned by Rush, the other being printed in Nauvoo itself. The present certificate is not filled out in manuscript, and Rust mentions that none were signed, conjecturing that they were never officially issued. The St. Louis certificates are much more elaborately illustrated than the Nauvoo issue. They include engravings of a bust of George Washington, a steamboat, an eagle, angels, and the figure of Columbia. The Mormon Church was headquartered in Nauvoo from 1839 until they moved westward in 1846. In January 1841, Joseph Smith had a revelation instructing him to build a hotel that would provide accommodations to "strangers and tourists" (see the Mormon Doctrines and Covenants, 124:60). Construction began in the spring of 1841, and stock in the building was sold in order to fund the efforts. It was estimated that construction would cost $100,000, and stock was issued in shares ranging from $50 to $1500. The total stock subscription was $150,000. "All who believed in the Book of Mormon or the revelations of God were permitted to hold stock" - Jenson. The stock certificates were transferable by endorsement, so they were used as a medium of exchange as well. The present two certificates are for $50 and $100 worth of stock in the association. Nauvoo House was only partially completed when the Mormons left Nauvoo in 1846, and the house was eventually completed (though not to the original grand design) by Joseph Smith's widow and her second husband. It survives today as a hostel, owned and operated by the Reorganized Church. The only institution listing Nauvoo House Association stock certificates on OCLC is Yale, which apparently owns an example slightly larger in size than this certificate. Any such pieces of Mormon ephemera relating to the Mormon stay in Nauvoo are rare. Rust, MORMON AND UTAH COIN AND CURRENCY, pp.24-25. OCLC 54168121 (ref). Jenson, ENCYCLOPEDIC HISTORY OF THE CHURCH, p.562.

      [Bookseller: William Reese Company - Americana]
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        Beskrivelse til kartet over den norske kyst fra Tranö til Gisund med Vesteraalen og den nordlige deel af Lofoten fra Vaafekallen og Skraaven, eller fra 68° 9´til 68° 16´nordlige brede. Udgivet af Directionen for Norges Geographiske Opmaaling.

      Christiania, Trykt hos Chr. Gröndahl, 1841. 4to. 28 s. Stor foldet plansje med landtoninger. Tegnet av Vibe. Litografert av Fehr. Samt. blankt kartonert omsl

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        Ritratto fatto in occasione della terza riunione degli scienziati italiani tenutasi a Firenze nel 1841.

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      [Bookseller: Libreria Alberto Govi di F. Govi Sas]
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        Eigenh. musikalisches Albumblatt mit U. ("Th. Döhler").

      Paris, 25. IV. 1841.. 1 S. Qu.-8vo.. Acht Takte in zweizeiligem System aus einem unbezeichneten Werk. - Der aus Neapel stammende Sohn eines deutschen Regimentskapellmeisters "erregte [...] schon in seinem zehnten Jahre als Clavierspieler die Bewunderung der Hörer" (ADB V, 297). Bis 1845 war er beinahe ununterbrochen auf Konzertreisen, die ihn u. a. nach Leipzig, Berlin, Italien, Paris, London, München, den Haag usf. führten. Seit 1846 mit einer russischen Gräfin verheiratet, verstarb Döhler nach zehnjährigem Siechtum an einem Rückenmarksleiden. - Mit gepr. Bordüre.

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Inlibris, Gilhofer Nfg. GmbH]
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        Bagnères-de-Bigorre sous le rapport médical et topographique, et les autres principaux établissemens thermaux des Pyrénées.

      Bagnères, Chez Dossun, Paris, Chez Baillère 1841 - in-12, X-506 pp., 5 gravures dont 1 en frontispice, 2 tableaux et 1 carte dépliants, demi-chagrin vert, dos lisse orné de fers romantiques à froid, tête rouge, couverture conservée (reliure de l'époque). Bel exemplaire. Edition originale. La première partie est consacrée à Bagnères-de-Bigorre, ses eaux et ses thermes. La seconde est un guide très fourni des Pyrénées, avec la description des différentes vallées. Labarère, I, 914. [Attributes: First Edition]

      [Bookseller: Librairie Historique F. Teissèdre]
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        Systematische Classification und Beschreibung der im Herzogthume Steiermark vorkommenden Rebensorten.

      Graz, k. k. Landwirtschafts-Gesellschaft in Steiermark, 1841.. X, 362 S. 2 gefalt. lithograph. Tafeln und 4 mehrfach gefalt. lithograph. Tabellen. 8°. Mod. HLdr.. Erste Ausgabe dieses Klassikers zum Weinbau in der Steiermark zu Mitte des 19. Jahrhunderts, selten. - "Der aus der Steiermark stammende österreichische Weinbaufachmann Franz Xaver Trummer (1800 - 1858) zählt zu den bedeutendsten Ampelographen seiner Zeit. Im Jahre 1841 veröffentlichte er das in Fachkreisen bis heute verwendete Standardwerk 'Systematische Classification und Beschreibung der im Herzogthume Steiermark vorkommenden Rebensorten'. Im Jahre 1855 wurde dann von ihm der 'Nachtrag zur systematischen Classification und Beschreibung der im Herzogthum Steiermark vorkommenden Rebensorten' herausgebracht. Bei der Einteilung der Sorten orientierte sich Trummer dabei an der von Lambert Joseph Leopold von Babo und Johann Christian Metzger entwickelten Klassifikationsmethode. Nach seiner Anleitung wurden in einem Zeitraum von 20 Jahren von den Gebrüdern Vinzenz und Conrad Kreuzer die Abbildungen dieser Reben gemalt. Auf diesem Werk fußt alles Wissen über österreichische Sorten. Damals zählte auch noch das heutige Slowenien zum Habsburgerreich, sodass darin auch die damals dort kultivierten Rebsorten berücksichtigt sind. Unter anderem bestimmte er die Vogeltraube als Stammpflanze der steirischen Rebe Blauer Wildbacher. Die ungarische Rebsorte Ezerjo trägt als eines der Synonyme ihm zu Ehren den Namen Trummertraube. Im Jahre 1845 wurde sein Werk 'Der praktische Weinbau von Süddeutschland und dem Herzogthume Steiermark" veröffentlicht'. (www.wein-plus.eu). - Mit einem Vorwort von Franz Xaver Hlubek. - Ohne den erst 1855 erschienenen Nachtrag. - Titel gestempelt. Die Tafeln mit mehreren (hinterlegten) Einrissen (ohne Verlust). Durchgehend fleckig, teils gebräunt. Teils einige Quetschfalten.

      [Bookseller: Matthäus Truppe Buchhandlung & Antiquari]
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        Le patissier royal parisien, ou traite élémentaire et pratique de la patisserie ancienne et moderne; suivi d'observations utiles aux progrès de cet art, d'une revue critique des grands bals de 1810 et 1811. Ouvrage orné de 41 planches dessinées par l'auteur, comprenant 182 sujets gravés au trait par MM. Normand Fils, Hibbon et Thierry.

      Paris J Renouard Libr etc 1841 - 3è dé. 2 vol. 8°. Bd. I: XCII, 399 S; Bd. II: (2 Bl. Titelei), 413 S. HLdr. d. Zt. mit Rückenvergoldung (berieben u. bestoßen oberer Rücken bei beiden Bd. leicht beschädigt). Bitting 74 - Vente Schraemli 104 - Vicaire 144. Marie Antonin Carème war neben A. Escoffier die wohl berühmteste Gestalt in der Kochkunst des 19. und frühen 20. Jahrhunderts. Die Ideen für seine kulinarischen Kreationen schöpfte er aus der Kunst und der Archtektur ("Pièces montées"). Er diente so berühmten Feinschmeckern wie Charles Talleyrand, dem russischen Zar Alexander I. und dem englischen König Georg IV. Gutes Exemplar des Hauptwerkes des grössten Kochgenies aller Zeiten. Seiten papierbedingt fleckig. Tafeln im Schönen Zustand. Selten und gesucht. Francais; 1,163 gr. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Kochkunst Bibliothek]
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        The Murder in the Rue Morgue

      Philadelphia: George R. Graham. 1st Edition. Hardcover. Fine. FIRST EDITION OF POE'S The Murders in the Rue Morgue, the first detective story, along with first printings of four other Poe stories. An outstanding copy in fine contemporary (possibly publisher's deluxe) calf gilt. "'The Murders in the Rue Morgue' was published in Graham's Magazine in 1841. The idea beneath the 'skin' of the first detective story was, 'To observe attentively is to remember distinctly...' This was the first in a set of what Poe termed 'tales of ratiocination,' in which logical reasoning leads to the solution of a mystery or crime. Certainly, his contribution to what has been an extremely popular form of fiction deserves special attention because it was his first-- an original. Poe came to consider the story one of his best... "'The Murders in the Rue Morgue' was not only the first modern detective story, it became a lasting model for one of the most popular genres. Interrogation of suspects, analysis of evidence, final theatrical revelation of the solution-- all here, all first" (Bloomfield, The Everything Guide to Edgar Allan Poe Book). This volume also contains first printings of Poe's A Descent into the Maelstrom, Colloquy of Manos and Una, Never Bet Your Head and The Island of Fey. IN: Graham's Lady's and Gentleman's Magazine, Vols XVIII and XIX (January-December, 1841), pp. 166-179 (Vol XVIII) . Philadelphia: George R. Graham, 1841. Tall octavo, contemporary (possibly publisher's deluxe) black polished calf, intricately gilt-tooled boards and spine, marbled endpapers, all edges gilt. A tall copy with extremely wide margins. Small marginal edge chip (not affecting text) on first page of Rue Morge, a little bowing to rear board; otherwise fine. Exceptionally rare to find in such a magnificent contemporary binding.

      [Bookseller: The Manhattan Rare Book Company]
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        Autograph musical quotation signed.

      Paris, 25. IV. 1841. - Oblong 8vo. 1 p. Eight bars from an unidentified composition. - With printed border.

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat INLIBRIS Gilhofer Nfg. GmbH]
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        Letters and Notes on the Manners, Customs, and Condition of the North American Indians... In two volumes with four hundred engravings, carefully engraved from his original paintings

      2 vols. London: Published by the Author, 1841. 2 vols., 8vo, viii, 264; viii, 266 pp. with folding map of North America and errata slip in vol.1. Original green cloth with printed paper labels, yellow endpapers. Boards slightly bumped, cloth slightly lifted, vol. 1 front hinge repaired, light stain to the upper cover of vol. 2. An attractive set. First edition, first issue, with the uncorrected error â??Frederickâ? for â??Zachariasâ? on p.104. Complete with one map and 115 numbered plates on 76 leaves in vol. 1 and one map, one chart, and 193 numbered plates on 102 leaves in vol. 2, per Streeter. (Plates 113 and 114 present.) A monumental work in American ethnology. â??One of the most original, authentic, and popular works on the subject... these plates, or rather etchings, are well-executed, and appear to be faithful representations of objects and scenes described in the book.â? (Sabin). Sabin 11536. Howes C241. Streeter III 1805.

      [Bookseller: John Windle Antiquarian Bookseller ]
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        IL MEDITERRANEO ILLUSTRATO. LE SUE ISOLE LE SUE SPIAGGE Comprendente la Sicilia, la Costa di Barberia, la Calabria, Gibilterra, Malta, Palermo, Algeri, Itaca, Bona, Cartagine, Corfu', Messina, Cefalonia, ecc. ecc.

      Firenze, Batelli, 1841. In-4 p., 2 voll. (di cui 1 di tavv.), mz. pelle coeva, dorso a cordoni (restaur.) con decoraz. a secco e tit. oro su due tasselli, pp. 512. Il volume di tavole contiene 64 pregevoli incisioni su acciaio (compreso il frontespizio) che raffigurano vedute delle più importanti località mediterranee "eseguite dai piu' distinti artisti di Londra, su i disegni originali levati sopra luogo da W.L. Leitch, Sir Grenville Temple, e Allen". Con fiorit. (alle tavv. sono per lo più marginali), ma complessivam. un buon esemplare.

      [Bookseller: Libreria Malavasi sas]
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        Letters and Notes on the Manners, Customs, and Condition of the North American Indians... In two volumes with four hundred engravings, carefully engraved from his original paintings

      2 vols. London: Published by the Author, 1841. 2 vols., 8vo, viii, 264; viii, 266 pp. with folding map of North America and errata slip in vol.1. Original green cloth with printed paper labels, yellow endpapers. Boards slightly bumped, cloth slightly lifted, vol. 1 front hinge repaired, light stain to the upper cover of vol. 2. An attractive set. First edition, first issue, with the uncorrected error ?Frederick? for ?Zacharias? on p.104. Complete with one map and 115 numbered plates on 76 leaves in vol. 1 and one map, one chart, and 193 numbered plates on 102 leaves in vol. 2, per Streeter. (Plates 113 and 114 present.) A monumental work in American ethnology. ?One of the most original, authentic, and popular works on the subject... these plates, or rather etchings, are well-executed, and appear to be faithful representations of objects and scenes described in the book.? (Sabin). Sabin 11536. Howes C241. Streeter III 1805.

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        The Rhine, Italy And Greece.; In A Series Of Drawings Fromm Nature By Colonel Cockburn, Major Irton; Messrs. Bartlett, Leitch And Wolfensberger

      London: Fisher & Son, 1841. First edition. Hardcover. Contemporary red cloth. Aeg. Very good. 2 vols./No Dust Jacket. 76 & 90 pages. 4to, seventy-one engraved plates after Bartlett, Leitch and Wolfensberger. Elaborate Victorian binding, raised bands, spines panels decorated in gilt, covers embossed with elaborate gilt motifs within triple gilt border frame, light rubbing to covers and corners, some plates toned; mostly at image perimeters with Vol.I affected more heavily than Vol.II. Latter volume contains forty plates.

      [Bookseller: Royoung bookseller, Inc. ]
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        Eigenh. Briefentwurf.

      Frankfurt, 30. III. 1841. - 1 S. auf gefalt. Bogen, halbbrüchig beschrieben. Folio. An Friedrich Wilhelm I., Kurfürst von Hessen-Kassel (1802-75), der ihn um Personalvorschläge für einen Juristen in seinem Kabinett ("einen Mann von gesetztem Alter, von guten monarchischen Gesinnungen, frei von modernen Staats-Theorien, von anerkannter Rechtlichkeit und Unbescholtenheit") gebeten hatte: "Eure Hoheit geruhen mir durch Höchstdero gnädiges Schreiben v. 24. d. einen neuen Beweis jenes Vertrauens zu geben, dessen zu erfreuen ich schon mehrere Male die Genugthuung hatte, u. welches unter allen Umständen bewahrt zu sehen ich mir zur angelegentlichen Aufgabe machen werde. E. H. werden demnach auch nicht zu bezweifeln geruhen, daß ich den Auftrag, mit welchem mich Höchstdieselben dermal beehren, in reife u. gründliche Erwägung gezogen u. mir dann gewissenhaft die Frage gestellt habe, ob unter den Individuen, die mir in verschiedenen Verhältnissen vorgekommen sind, u. die füglich bereit wären, einem so ehrenvollen Ruf zu folgen, mir ein Mann bekannt sey, den ich aus Uiberzeugung [.] als ein mit allen erforderlichen, von E. H. so treffend bezeichneten Eigenschaften ausgerüstetes Individuum, Höchstdemselben empfelen könnte? - u. ich mußte mir hierauf selbst das Geständnis ablegen daß ich zur Zeit ausser Stande sey, das in mich gesetzte schmeichelhafte Vertrauen in der von Höchstdemselben vorausgesetzten Weise zu rechtfertigen [.]".

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat INLIBRIS Gilhofer Nfg. GmbH]
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        ABENTEUER DES BERÜHMTEN FREIHERRN VON MÜNCHHAUSEN. Erster Theil, Land-Reisen (All published)

      Solothurn: Jent und Gassmann, 1841. FIRST EDITION. Nineteenth-century quarter cloth over marbled boards. Very good copy in original condition (some foxing throughout as is true in all copies). Disteli, Martin. Octavo. 4 leaves, 60 pp. With 16 illustrations by Disteli. FIRST APPEARANCE OF THESE SUPERB ILLUSTRATIONS BY SWISS ARTIST MARTIN DISTELI, his most important work, illustrating the wonderful adventures of the "liar" Baron Munchhausen. It remains one of the most charming of all illustrated editions of Munchhausen, and without a doubt inspired Dore's edition of 1862. * Disteli (1802-1844), of Olten, was one of the great satirical artists of the early nineteenth century; he was best known for this series depicting the exploits of Baron Munchhausen, and also for his illustrations of animal fables. The sixteen arabesque illustrations are humorous and lively. Their linear designs are decidedly neo-classical; yet the arabesques are Romantic (clearly Neureuther was an influence). Already by 1836 Disteli had made graphics of Munchhausian's mad hunter (pursued by the hares). The artist exhibits his gift of keen observations of nature, a vibrant temper, individualism, and passion. * REFERENCES: Schweizer, Munchhausen und Munchhausiaden, Nr. 48 and p. 374. Rumann 322. Wälchli 26 ("sein geistvollstes Werk"). * Ours appears to be the only copy on the market that is preserved in a contemporary binding.

      [Bookseller: Michael Laird Rare Books LLC]
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        The American Journal of the Medical Sciences Volumes 1 thru 48

      Philadelphia: Lea & Blanchard. Very Good. 1841-1864. ex-libris; gift plate on front pastedown; due date flyer tipped onto rear fly; perforated library stamp on title page ; Original sturdy half calf.A handsome set. This set the gift of Byron Stanton (Civil War surgeon in the 1st Ohio Light Infantry and 120th Ohio Volunteer Infantry and founder of the American Association of Obstetricians and Gynecologists), whose name also appears on the spines.; Stout 8vo .

      [Bookseller: Virginia Book Shop, Inc. ]
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        Gesamtansicht '... vom Ziegelberge', umgeben v. 14 Detailansichten aus der Stadt u. Umgebung.

      Hamburg, F. J. Stock (1841).. Orig.-Kreidelithographie in 38,5 X 52 cm (Die Gesamtansicht in 13 x 24 cm) v. C. A. Lill nach A. Lemann. Gering stockfleckig u. knickspurig. Unter dem Verlust der Unterschrift, seitlich u. oben teils bis an die Einfassung beschnitten. Auf dünnem Karton alt aufgezogen. Verso (ohne Durchschlag) mit Bleistift bekritzelt.. Michael/Ring (Ansichten Lüneburgs im 19. Jh.) 15. - Seltenes Souvenirblatt mit jeweils 5 Randbildern oben u. unten sowie je 2 an den Seiten der Gesamtansicht, darunter Der Sand, Die Saline, Mönchsgarten, Das Kaufhaus und der Hafen, Der Kalkberg, Der Markt u. die Cavallerie-Kaserne, jeweils mit schöner Personen-Staffage.

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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: "...place[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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        SKETCH OF A RAILWAY JUDICIOUSLY CONSTRUCTED BETWEEN DISRABLE POINTS. EXEMPLIFIED BY A MAP AND AN APPENDIX OF FACTS

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

      London: Wm. H. Allen and Co., 1841. - [2],xl,443,95pp. plus folding map, three plates, and 16pp. of publisher's advertisements. Octavo. Original brown publisher's cloth, expertly rebacked, preserving most of original spine. Corners bumped and repaired. Closed tear in map repaired with tissue. Very good. An account of an invading expedition into Afghanistan by the Army of the Indus, a British- led Indian force, during the First Anglo-Afghan War (1839-42). Though the British were successful at the Battle of Ghazni in July 1839, they were ultimately pushed out of Afghanistan. The whole affair was part of a greater conflict between Britain and Russia for control over the area. The views in this work include Kabul, Ghazni, and Kandahar, and the map shows the greater region in some detail.

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        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 Charité 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 Charité 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. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        holograph text from "Oft in the Stilly Night" (see "A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man")

      - 10-line autograph poem neatly written on a sheet of cream wove paper, signed by Moore and dated September 7, 1841. The text is a free-standing unit from the second stanza of "Oft in the Stilly Night", from National Airs (1818). The poem was set to music by Sir John Stevenson and is sung by Stephen's family as they await their meager supper in Joyce's "A Portrait of the Artist As a Young Man": "The voice of his youngest brother from the farther side of the fireplace began to sing the air Oft in the Stilly Night. One by one the others took up the air until a full choir of voices was singing. They would sing so for hours, melody after melody, glee after glee, till the last pale light died down on the horizon, till the first dark night clouds came forth and night fell." The sheet has a little crinkling, but the writing is clear and neat and unaffected by this defect. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy]

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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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