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        Autograph Letter Signed to Abby Dwight Woodbridge

      Concord 1841 - In this tremendous letter on his philosophy of the individual and on writing poetry, Emerson describes for a prospective contributor the workings of his fabled literary magazine, The Dial. Founded the previous year, the magazine was the chief publication of the Transcendentalists. When The Dial failed in 1844, Horace Greeley called it “most original and thoughtful periodical ever published in this country.” Emerson writes in part, “ respecting our little journal, the Dial, I have to say that all the contributions to that paper are gratuitous. It was set on foot by a party of friends, & is furnished with matter by them. A very few persons, on whose pen a constant dependence is placed, receive each a copy of the work & no other reward. The occasional contributors have not received even this recompense so entirely is this journal an experiment, hitherto uncertain whether its subscription list would pay its printing and publication. Miss [Margaret] Fuller, the editor, who is to have some contingent allowance from the publishers, has thus far, I believe, received none.” Emerson outlines his philosophy of poetry. Referring to “the petty tyranny of my office as poetic critic,” Emerson explains “why I did not press my friend Miss Fuller to insert these harmonious lines you have sent me in the Dial for this month.” He acknowledges that “I am very hard to please in the matter of poetry, but my quarrel with most of the verses I read is this, namely, that it is conventional, that it is a certain manner of writing agreed on in society (in a very select society, if you will),—and caught by the ear; but is not that new, constitutional, unimitated & inimitable voice of the individual, which poetry ought always to be . The imagery ought to reveal to me where & with whom he or she has spent the hours, & ought to show me what objects (never before so distinguished) his constitution & temperament have made affecting to him. In short, all poetry should be original & necessary.” Continuing this splendid rejection letter, Emerson praises Woodbridge’s “smooth and elegant verse” but notes “I should prize more highly much ruder specimens from your portfolio which recorded in a way you could not repeat, some profound experience of happiness or pain.” The recipient, Abby Dwight Woodbridge, was a poet and teacher in Albany. In a biographical sketch of the poet in A Woman’s Record, Sarah J. Hale observed that Woodbridge’s “writings are her amusement and relaxation in her hours of leisure, and show much purity of taste and ease of expression.” Emerson closes, “You must not, however, judge me so ill as to think me quite contented with such verses as we have published in our magazine. Yet I please myself much with the marked taste for poetry which is showing itself everywhere in the country, & I congratulate you on the possession of an ear & talent which promise so much.” This long letter on poetry and individual experience reflects one of the great themes of Emerson’s thought— the individual. “Emerson remained throughout his lifetime the champion of the individual and a believer in the primacy of the individual’s experience. In the individual can be discovered all truths, all experience. Central to defining Emerson’s contribution to American thought is his emphasis on non-conformity that had so profound an effect on Thoreau. Self-reliance and independence of thought are fundamental to Emerson’s perspective in that they are the practical expressions of the central relation between the self and the infinite. To trust oneself and follow our inner promptings corresponds to the highest degree of consciousness” (IEP). This is one of the best Emerson letters to appear on the market in decades. 3 1/4 pp. on a single folded sheet with address panel. Small seal hole with slight loss of text. Framed. [Attributes: Signed Copy]

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        The Witch Of Aysgarth. In Three Volumes

      London: A. K. Newman and Co.. Very Good; Edges rubbed, corners bumped. Some loss to head and tail of . spine. Top quarter of title-page on volume cut off.. 1841. First Edition; First Printing. Hardcover. Half calf with marbled boards. Vol. 1 272pp. Vol. 248pp. Vol. 3 276pp. Inscribed Catherine Nalpau? ? ? ? ? ? To title-pages on vol. 2 and 3.C. D. (Haynes) afterwards Mrs. Golland, had a father who published a Gothic novel under the initials of D. F. H. No copies survive of her first novel Castle Le Blanc. Her extant novels are lengthy, the last of which is The Witch of Aysgarth (1841). Summers p.61. .

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        The History of Surrey, by Edward Wedlake Brayley. Assisted by John Britton and E.W. Brayley, Junior. The Geological Section by Gideon Mantell

      Dorking: Robert Best Ede, 1841-48., 1841. First Editions. 5 volumes as 10 parts. Publisher's original embossed purple cloth with gilt titles to evenly faded spines, yellow e.p.s. , edges untrimmed. Illustrated with 127 full page steel engraved plates by Thomas Allom, Thompson and olthers (some folding), with tissue guard, 2 vignettes and 4 coats of arms. The geological sketch is by Gideon Mantell. Binding rubbed and marked; some foxing, mostly to page edges and frontispieces. Bookplate to paste downs. A tight set.

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        Reisen in Guiana und am Orinoko während der Jahre 1835–1839. Nach seinen Berichten und Mittheilungen an die Geographische Gesellschaft in London, herausgegeben von O.A. Schomburgk. Mit einem Vorwort von Alexander von Humboldt und dessen Abhandlung über einige Wichtige astronomische Positionen Guiana's. Mit 6 colorirten Ansichten und einer Karte.

      Leipzig: Verlag von Georg Wigand, 1841 - Octavo (257 × 162 mm). Near-contemporary dark green half morocco, spine lettered in gilt, gilt rules, marbled sides, endpapers, and edges. Gilt monogram to spine of Francis Burdett Thomas Nevill Money-Coutts, 5th Baron Latymer (1852–1923). Extremities a little rubbed in places, one corner worn, an excellent copy. 6 hand-coloured engraved plates, large folding map. First German language edition of the German-British naturalist, surveyor and explorer's account of his important expedition to the new colony of British Guiana, published the year following the first English edition. Schomburgk surveyed the coast and the Essequibo, Courantyne, Demerara, and Berbice rivers, incidentally discovering the giant Victoria Regia water lily in 1837 (now renamed Victoria amazonica) and many new species of orchids, one genus of which, Schomburgkia, was named for him. "By his journey across the interior from the Essequibo to Esmeralda on the Orinoco he was enabled to connect his observations with those of his countryman, Humboldt, and to determine astronomically a series of fixed points extending across the watershed of the great rivers of equatorial America" (ODNB). He was, as described by Henze; "the most important explorer of northern South America in the first half of the nineteenth century, the scientific discoverer of British Guiana" (Henze p.78). On his return to England in 1839 to accept the gold medal from the Royal Geographical Society, he proposed that a settlement on the borders of Guiana should be established as soon as possible for both commercial and (having witnessed slave raids from Brazil) humanitarian reasons. In 1840 he was duly sent back as boundary commissioner and he subsequently established the so-called "Schomburgk Line" between British Guiana and the neighbouring countries of Venezuela and Brazil. Embacher 262; Engelmann 205; Henze V: pp. 78-84; Sabin 77791. .

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        FREUDENSTADT. Gesellenbrief. Gesamtansicht von einer Anhöhe aus mit verzierter Umrandung, darunter Briefkopf mit dem Wappen von Freudenstadt und lithographierter Lehrbrief für den Schmiedegesellen "Joh. Georg Heinzelmann von Reichenbach". Mit Originalunterschriften und Siegel.

      - Lithographie, Freudenstadt, "den 27n Juli 1841", 11,5 x 19,5 cm (Stadtansicht) bzw. 42,5 x 33 cm (Blattgröße). Vgl. Schefold 1886; nicht bei Stopp. - Die Unterschrift des damaligen Oberamtmanns von Freundenstadt, "Fleischhauer", ist die des späteren Ministerialrats Heinrich von Fleischhauer (1809-1884), Vater des Württembergischen Innenministers Karl von Fleischhauer (1852-1921). Rechts die Unterschriften von Obmann "Watz" und von den Vorstehern der Schmiedezunft "Finkbohner" und "Haug". Das Siegel zeigt u.a. Zange, Hufeisen, Rad usw. - Mit geglätteten Längs- und Querfalten.

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        Discorso letto nell' ateneo in Bergamo da Paolo Conte Vimercati Sozzi sovra alcuni monumenti esistenti in Roma alla memoria d'illustri bergamaschi annessivi i relativi disegni ed analoghe illustrazioni.

      54 S., Abb. Oppd. Einband angeschmutzt und beschabt. Innen tls. etwas stockfleckig. BEIGEBUNDEN: Ragionamento di Paolo Conte Vimercati Sozzi sovra alcuni vasi e lucerne fittili un vetro ed un bronzo tratti da vetustissime arche sepolcrali presso lovere letto nella publica seduta 22 aprile 1841 dell'ateneo di bergamo. Bergamo: Dalla Stamperia Mazzoleni; 1841. 36 S., Falttafel. - Sulla moneta della citta di bergamo nel secolo decimoterzo dissertazione storico - critica di Paolo Conte Vimercati Sozzi. Bergamo: Dalla Stamperia Mazzoleni; 1842. 76 S., Abb., 4 Tafeln. - Su varj argomenti relativi a Torquato Tasso illustrazione die Paolo Conte Vimercati Sozzi. Bergamo; Stamperia Mazzoleni; 1844. Falttafel, Titelkupfer, 42 S. - Sulle belemniti d'entratico cenni di P.C.V.S. Bergamo: Stamperia Mazzoleni; 1846. 23 S., 2 Tafeln. - LOSE BEILIEGEND: Ritrovamenti numismatico - archeologici suardi e volpi esposti da Paolo Vimercati - Sozzi. 7 S., Falttafel. - Lapide romana sterrata nella provincia di Bergamo annunziata da Paolo Vimercati Sozzi. 8 S. Jeweils schmucklose Broschur. Insgesamt sieben Teile. Italienisch

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        [7 views of churches]

      : c. 1841-c. 1850 : London and Cheltenham : 7 tinted lithograh views, foxed, dustsoiled, and with some marginal chips and tears.1. SCOTT, Sir George Gilbert and MOFFAT, W. B. Saint Giles? Church Camberwell. W. H. Webb Delt. A. T. Dolby lith. London, M. & D. Hanhart

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        Lecciones espirituales para las tandas de Ejercicios de S. Ignacio, dadas a los indios en el idioma mexicano

      Puebla: Imp. antigua en el Portal de las Flores 12mo. 213 pp., index.. 1841 Sole edition of St. Ignatius Loyola's Spiritual Exercises simplified and then put into Nahuatl. The "facilitator" is identified in some sources as José Joaquín Antonio Peredo y Gallego. This cannot be the person of that name who was a religious writer and great bookcollector, for that Peredo y Gallego died in 1812. The prologue is merely signed "J.J.P.," who in the licenses is identified as a living priest in the parish of Santo Angel, in the diocese of Puebla. Publisher's tree sheep, in excellent condition; interior very clean and crisp. Very good copy.

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        Account of Koonawur in the Himalaya, etc. etc. etc

      London: James Madden & Co. 8vo (23 cm, 9"). xiii, [3], 190, [2], [195]–308 (i.e., 310), xxvi, [2 (adv.)] pp.; 1 fold. map.. 1841 First edition: Description of the Kannaur (or Kunáwár) region of the Himalayas, taken from the late Capt. Gerard's papers and edited by George Lloyd. Charles William Wason, in the Monthly Review (1841 collected volume), opened his review of this work by saying "Captain Alexander Gerard, and his brother Dr. J.G. Gerard, have been deservedly ranked amongst the most enterprising scientific travellers to whom Great Britain has given birth," and he went on to predict that this volume "will be regarded as a precious contribution to science, and to geographical knowledge." Gerard's observations cover botany, linguistics, culture, and commerce, as well as geography. The area of his travels is depicted by an => oversized, folding map of his own design. Contemporary brown cloth, spine with gilt-stamped title; rebacked and 95% of original spine reapplied, with the publisher's name at the foot of the spine chipped. Front pastedown and back of map each with institutional rubber-stamp (no other markings), front free endpaper with inked ownership inscription dated [18]49. Hinges (inside) reinforced. Last preface page with small inked annotation. Pages slightly age-toned; map with light offsetting and one short tear starting along fold, not touching image.

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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.. 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.

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        "Feierliche Enthüllung des Monumentes Weil. Seiner Majestät Kaiser Franz I. in Gratz am 19. August 1841 während der Anwesenheit Ihrer Majestäten des Kaisers und der Kaiserinn von Österreich". Kolorierte Lithographie von Heinrich Reichert nach einer Zeichnung von Josef Kuwasseg.

      Graz, Lampel, 1841.. Ca. 28 cm x 38 cm. Zahn 1500/2. Celedin Abb. 45. Hafner, Graz im Biedermeier Abb. 25. - Seltenes dem Besuch des Kaiserpaares gewidmetes Blatt von Josef Kuwasseg. In der Mitte ist die Zeremonie der Enthüllung der Statue Kaiser Franz I.von Österreich am Freiheitsplatz (damals Franzensplatz) dargestellt. Umrandet ist das Blatt mit Barock- und Pflanzenornamenten, Blumenbouquest, Kränzen und Festons, dem kaiserlichen Wappen mit Fahnen oben. Die Lücken der Ornamente sind mit 10 Ansichten aus der Stadt (Eggenberg, Maria-Trost, Herrengasse, Triumphbogen, Triumphpforte, Schlossberg, Maria Grün, Burg und Festplatz) sowie in der unteren Bildmitte mit einem Doppelporträt des Kaisers mit der Kaiserin gefüllt. - Kl. Randeinrisse (ohne Bildberührung) fachmännisch restauriert.

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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. 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 Ezerjó 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. Sprache: de Gewicht in Gramm: 700 [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        CHEROKEE HYMNS. COMPILED FROM SEVERAL AUTHORS, AND REVISED.

      Park Hill: Mission Press, 1841. - 67,[2]pp. 12mo. Contemporary green paper wrappers. Wrappers lightly chipped and soiled, contemporary notation on front cover, front cover separating at hinge. Some minor dampstaining and soiling to text, some contemporary pencil notations. Very good. Seventh edition, and the second Park Hill edition, printed by Cherokee printer John Candy. "In 1818 Galagina (later called Boudinot), along with two other Cherokees from Georgia, was sent to be educated in the Foreign Mission School. There he took the name Elias Boudinot, after the school's famous benefactor. Returning to New Echota, the Cherokee Nation capital in Georgia, Boudinot was assisted by Samuel Worcester, a medical missionary, in compiling the first hymnal to be printed in the new Cherokee syllabary of Sequoya" - Siebert Sale. Cherokee leaders Boudinot, John Ridge, and Major Ridge were all assassinated by members of the anti- removal Ross Party in 1839. PILLING 4217. AYER INDIAN LINGUISTICS (CHEROKEE) 68. SIEBERT SALE 465 (first edition).

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

      Nauvoo, Il.: E. Robinson's Print, [1841].. Two certificates, each measuring 2 1/4 x 7 3/4 inches, printed dos-a-dos on a single sheet of paper measuring 4 3/4 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 St. Louis, but probably never officially issued. The Mormon Church was headquartered in Nauvoo from 1839 until they moved westward in 1846. In January 1841, Joseph Smith had a revelation instructing him to build a hotel that would provide accommodations for "strangers and tourists" (see the Mormon Doctrines and Covenants, 124:60). Construction began in the spring of 1841, and stock in the building was sold in order to fund the efforts. It was estimated that construction would cost $100,000, and stock was issued in shares ranging from $50 to $1500. The total stock subscription was $150,000. "All who believed in the Book of Mormon or the revelations of God were permitted to hold stock" - Jenson. The stock certificates were transferable by endorsement, so they were used as a medium of exchange as well. The present two certificates are each for one share of stock at $50, and are dated in manuscript Feb. 11, 1841. They are both signed by George Miller (who would later form a schismatic Mormon sect of his own) as president, and John Snyder as secretary. The certificate is decorated with an illustration showing the facade of Nauvoo House, and with an eagle within a decorative border on the left side. Nauvoo House was only partially completed when the Mormons left Nauvoo in 1846, and the house was eventually completed (though not to the original grand design) by Joseph Smith's widow and her second husband. It survives today as a hostel, owned and operated by the Reorganized Church. Printing began in Nauvoo in 1839 under the direction of Ebenezer Robinson and Don Carlos Smith. Byrd lists several items printed by Robinson in Nauvoo, but not the present stock certificates. The only institution listing Nauvoo House Association stock certificates on OCLC is Yale, which apparently owns an example slightly larger in size than this certificate. The Eberstadts offered an example of this certificate in 1954, priced $75. Any such pieces of Mormon ephemera from the Saints' stay in Nauvoo are rare. Rust, MORMON AND UTAH COIN AND CURRENCY, pp.23-24. EBERSTADT 133:700. OCLC 54168121 (ref). Jenson, ENCYCLOPEDIC HISTORY OF THE CHURCH, p.562.

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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.

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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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        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.

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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]

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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.

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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]

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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 [.]".

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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.

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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 .

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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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        The Witch Of Aysgarth. In Three Volumes.

      A. K. Newman and Co., London 1841 - 0 Half calf with marbled boards. Vol. 1 272pp. Vol. 248pp. Vol. 3 276pp. Inscribed Catherine Nalpau? ? ? ? ? ? To title-pages on vol. 2 and 3.C. D. (Haynes) afterwards Mrs. Golland, had a father who published a Gothic novel under the initials of D. F. H. No copies survive of her first novel Castle Le Blanc. Her extant novels are lengthy, the last of which is The Witch of Aysgarth (1841). Summers p.61. Very Good spine. Top quarter of title-page on volume cut off. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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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 Affghanistan in the years 1838-1839

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

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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.

      [Bookseller: William Reese Company - Americana]
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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.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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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.

      [Bookseller: James Cummins Bookseller]
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