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        Viagem ao interior da Nova Hollanda, obra moral, critica e recreativa... Por V.J.A

      Lisbon: Vicente Jorge de Castro; Sociedade Propagadora dos Conhecimentos Uteis, 1841. Three volumes bound in one, small octavo; moderate sporadic browning, a good copy in contemporary marbled sheep (joints a bit worn), preserved in folding cloth case. A rare Portuguese imaginary voyage to Australia, not recorded by most of the commentators on the genre.In Viagem ao interior da Nòva Hollanda the anonymous Portuguese narrator, tired of the 'pernicioso contágio da imoralidade' (pernicious contagion of immorality) which is afflicting his homeland, travels from Liverpool to New South Wales in 1836 as manservant to a lord. He spends several years in the colony, and travels extensively in the interior. Fulsome descriptions of the social life of Sydney and the beauties of Australia are used, particularly in the description of the utopian 'Vale da Razão' (Valley of Reason). The society, which is somewhere between a 'pure' and 'representative' monarchy, is ruled by a Grand Council, half of the members of which are elected by householders of both sexes regardless of class, and the other half by the monarch. Ferguson comments on the narrator's hope that 'this new nation will be forever free from the vices of the old world'. Aguiar makes the point that his choice of Australia for the setting of his utopia is entirely arbitrary. He admits to no knowledge of the region he has chosen, and in his prologue, unlike the more conventional utopias, he takes pains to explain that he has no wish to fool the reader into believing that such a journey ever actually took place.Little is known of Vasco José de Aguiar (died October 1855) except that he was secretary of the Conselho de Saude Publica do Reino (Public Health Board) in Lisbon. In his spare time he was the author of two utopian narratives, Viagem ao interior da Nòva Hollanda (below) and Verdades Sonhadas (True Dreams), the latter being a collection of short tales, one of which is a grim satire on human folly and moral corruption in the form of an interplanetary voyage.

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        Theatre Choisi... Precede d'une Introduction par Ch. Nodier, et Illustre par des Notices Litteraires Dues a ses Amis, Membres de L'institut, de l'Academie Francaise, et Autres Hommes de Lettres. Avec le Portrait de L'Auteur, Grave sur Acier par Bosselmann, d'Apres Madame Cheradame

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

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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.

      - 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 ÒFrederickÓ for ÒZachariasÓ 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. ÒOne 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.Ó (Sabin). Sabin 11536. Howes C241. Streeter III 1805. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        JOURNALS OF TWO EXPEDITIONS OF DISCOVERY IN NORTH-WEST AND WESTERN AUSTRALIA during the years 1837, 38, and 39. Describing many newly discovered, important, and fertile districts,

      London, T. and W. Boone, 1841. with observations on the moral and physical condition of the aboriginal inhabitants, &c., &c. FIRST EDITION 1841, 2 volumes, complete set, 8vo, approximately 225 x 140 mm, 9 x 5½ inches, 22 engraved plates (6 are hand-coloured, 5 depicting Aboriginal cave drawings, the 6th as the frontispiece to Volume II shows a native warrior), two large folding maps in pocket inside upper cover of Volume II, numerous illustrations in the text, pages: (2 - adverts), xiv, 1-412, 16 - adverts; 4 - adverts, vii, (1), 1-482, bound in the original publisher's mauve blindstamped cloth, neatly rebacked with original backstrip laid on, gilt title and gilt vignettes of Australian fauna at tail, small amateur repairs to head of spines, new red cloth just showing at tail of spine and on lower hinges, original pale yellow endpapers retained. Spines and edges of covers slightly faded, one or two ink spots and water spots to covers, tiny bump to 1 top corner of Volume II, slight foxing to margins of some plates, small pale damp stain to lower margin of 1 plate, very occasional small light brown mark to margins, otherwise a very good set. Volume II has appendices on mammals, reptiles, amphibians by John Edward Gray; on birds by John Gould; and on insects by Adam White. " Grey's expeditions were the first to examine the previously ignored north-west interior of the continent, and he discovered much useful territory. The inland explorations of Grey and Lushington, complemented by the associated coastal explorations of Wickham and Stokes in the Beagle, were a major advance in the discovery of the Australian continent" See Jonathan Wantrup, Australian Rare Books, 1788-1900, page 383, No.131. Ferguson, Bibliography of Australia, 3228. MORE IMAGES ATTACHED TO THIS LISTING, ALL ZOOMABLE, FURTHER IMAGES ON REQUEST. POSTAGE AT COST.

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        Graham's Lady's and Gentleman's Magazine

      Graham 1841 - A bound, complete run of 6 monthly issues from 1841, when Poe served as the magazine's literary editor. This volume contains 4 installments of Poe's essay A Few Works of Secret Writing, as well as the first appearances of two of his tales and revised printings of some of his poetry. An important contemporary record of one of America's most important writers. Covers detached, overall good condition. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        VIAJE PINTORESCO ALREDEDOR DEL MUNDO

      Imprenta y Libreria de J. Oliveres, Editor. Barcelona. Pasta española. 1841-1842. 28X20. 6VOL. 1vol, 2h+398Pág. 2vol, 2h+380Pág. 3vol, 2h+318Pág. 4vol, 4h+XVII+342Pág. 5vol, 4h+191Pág+1h+180Pág. 6vol, 2h+339Pág+156Pág. Volumen 2 falto de 2 mapas (hay 1 pero la mitad del mapa) y contiene dos laminas que no estan en el indice de planchas. Aun asi la Obra muy completa. Magna edición de viajes. Ref 100 Biblioteca A.. Encuadernación de tapa dura. Muy bien.

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        Kathedrale ('Cathédrale De Wells.').

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

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        Atlas zum Handgebrauche für die Gesammte Erdbeschreibung.

      (Hildburghausen), Bibliographisches Institut, (1834-1841). - Qu.-8°. Mit gest. Titel und 115 meist kolor. Stahlstich-Karten. 1 Bl. (Kartenverzeichnis). Hldr. d. Zt. mit Rvg. und goldgepr. Rtitel (Deckel beschabt, Kanten etw. bestoßen). Sarkowski, Bibl. Institut, 5, 17.- Komplett mit allen Karten selten! - Der als "Meyer's Pfenning-Atlas" bekanntgewordene Taschenatlas ist in Lieferungen erschienen und daher häufig inkomplett. Trotz des kleinen Formats mit sehr detaillierten Karten, darunter viele deutsche Regionalkarten. Weiters auch Neu-Holland, Hindostan, La Plata und Chile, Südafrika, Nigerland, Senegambien, Land Moriah etc. Bemerkenswert die ungewöhnlichen Rundpläne (Karten 104-115) mit je zwei Umgebungsplänen von Städten auf einer Tafel, wie z. B.: Stockholm, Lissabon, Oporto, Karlsruhe, Mailand, Verona, Venedig, Mantua, Breslau, Strassburg, Basel, Marienbad, Frankfurt a.M etc.- Papier etw. gebräunt, unterschiedlich, teils stärker stockfleckig. Kartographie, Atlanten [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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

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

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        VIAJE PINTORESCO ALREDEDOR DEL MUNDO

      Imprenta y Libreria de J. Oliveres, Editor. Barcelona. Pasta española. 1841-1842. 28X20. 6VOL. 1vol, 2h+398Pág. 2vol, 2h+380Pág. 3vol, 2h+318Pág. 4vol, 4h+XVII+342Pág. 5vol, 4h+191Pág+1h+180Pág. 6vol, 2h+339Pág+156Pág. Volumen 2 falto de 2 mapas (hay 1 pero la mitad del mapa) y contiene dos laminas que no estan en el indice de planchas. Aun asi la Obra muy completa. Magna edición de viajes. Ref 100 Biblioteca A.. Encuadernación de tapa dura. Muy bien.

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        Gedr. Stellenanzeige mit eigenh. Nachsatz und U. ("DBaumg. Crusius").

      Jena, 17. XI. 1841. - ¼ S. auf Doppelblatt. Gr.-4to. Mit eh. Adresse (Faltbrief). An Oberhofprediger Carl Grüneisen mit der Bitte um Mitarbeit an der Brockhaus neu erscheinenden "Neuen Jenaischen Allgemeinen Literaturzeitung". - L. F. O. Baumgarten-Crusius war Professor der Theologie an der Universität Jena und gehörte der Lateinischen Gesellschaft in Jena, der Historisch-theologischen Gesellschaft in Leipzig und der Gesellschaft zur Verteidigung des Christentums in Den Haag an. "Als Theologe war er gleichermaßen Gegner der protestantischen Orthodoxie wie eines strikten Rationalismus. Als sein Hauptwerk gilt das zweibändige 'Kompendium der Dogmengeschichte' (1840-46)" (DBE). - Mit kleinen Randläsuren. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        LETTERS AND NOTES ON THE MANNERS, CUSTOMS, AND CONDITION OF THE NORTH AMERICAN INDIANS.

      New York: Wiley and Putnam, 1841. - Two volumes. viii,264; viii,266pp., plus hundreds of plates, folding map, and two single-page maps. Errata slip. Frontispiece in first volume. Original cloth, stamped in blind and gilt. Spines sunned, corners and spine ends lightly bumped. Leaves Q and Q2 in second volume with closed tears in the upper margin (intruding into five lines of text in the first instance), with no loss. Otherwise, impeccably clean and fresh internally. A very attractive set, and a complete copy with all plates called-for. First American edition of Catlin's famous book, issued the same year as the London first, with the same collation, maps, and illustrations. One of the most important works on American Indians published in the 19th century. Besides the descriptions of Catlin's travels throughout the West, the book contains hundreds of line drawings of Indians, as well as two significant maps of Indian tribe locations. Catlin first went west in 1830, travelling extensively for the next six years accumulating his "Indian Gallery." LETTERS AND NOTES was published when he brought the exhibition to London. Complete with all plates called-for (numbers 23, 137, 142, 149, 159, 246, and 247 were never produced). The errata note, tipped in at the titlepage, explains that although it may seem that several illustrations are missing, those referred to in the text are all present. WAGNER-CAMP 84:3. HOWES C241. McCRACKEN 8a. FIELD 261. SABIN 11536. PILLING, PROOF-SHEETS 680.

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        Royal Agricultural Improvement Society of Ireland

      Dublin: Printed For the Society By John Hoare, 1841. 5 reports bound in 1 volume. Book measures 8 1/4 x 5 inches. 1.First report of the Royal Agricultural Improvement Society of Ireland. Published. Dublin. 1841. 2. Second report of the Royal Agricultural Improvement Society of Ireland. Published. Dublin. 1841. 3. Annual Report of the Royal Agricultural Improvement Society of Ireland. For the year 1842. Published. Dublin. 1843. 4. Annual Report and Transactions of the Royal Agricultural Improvement Society of Ireland. For the year 1843. Published. Dublin. 1844. 5. Reports and Transactions of the Royal Agricultural Improvement Society of Ireland for the year 1843. Collation, [4],22,xii,78,[2],76,83,76pp, 6 folding plates. Bound in modern buckram. Shelf/library number on spine. Binding in very good clean firm condition. Internally, some occasional light tanning, 1 title chipped on top margin. Pages in good clean condition throughout. A nice clean well bound copy. . First Edition. Cloth. Very Good. 8vo.

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        L'Archiconfraternita Di S. Venanzo Martire in Camerino Sotto I Fortunatissimi Auspici Dell' Eminentissimo Cardinale Mario Mattei Quando Dalla Provvidenza Del sagratissimo Principe era Egli Promosso Al Supremo Ministero Di Stato La Caratteristica Virtu

      Camerino: Anacleto Sarti Tipografo Arcivescovile , 1841. 21 cm x 14 cm, pp. 9, [3] blank. Printed on beige silk fabric with green silk edging (looks like handkerchiefs), limp boards covered in the same green material, sewn binding. Very light spotting to title and last page, covers lightly soiled, spine material worn and rubbed. Otherwise a very good copy of a rare item.. Very Good. Octavo.

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        Bei Wind und Wetter" originales Ölgemälde auf Holzplatte ca.21x29cm; links unten monogrammiert und datiert "1841"

      - [Maße im blattvergoldeten Holzrahmen 31x38,5cm.]

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        The Life of Mohammed Ali, Viceroy of Egypt

      London: E. Churton,, 1841. To which are appended, the Quadruple Treaty and the Official Memoranda of the English and French Ministers. Small octavo. Original grey-green limp cloth, lettered in gilt on the front cover, marbled endpapers. Engraved vignette title incorporating a portrait of Mohammed Ali, engraved folding map of the Middle East. Engraved title and map lightly foxed. A very good copy, with the four pages of publisher's terminal advertisements. First edition and distinctly rare: Copac records only 3 copies (Oxford, Cambridge, Liverpool, not in the British Library) and OCLC adds just the copy at Columbia. There was a succinct contemporary review in The American Eclectic magazine (January-May issue 1841): "[This] small publication is merely a compilation of facts and documents that are of easy access, but yet such as, at this moment, briefly bring under the eye of the general reader such particulars as he must be desirous of finding in a combined shape, in order to enable him to comprehend the character and history of a most extraordinary man, and the grounds of that misunderstanding which has been for some months keeping, not only England and France, but the whole of Europe, in an unusual ferment and state of anxiety". Mehmet Ali (1769-1849) was an Ottoman viceroy and founder of the Egyptian royal family, who played the leading role during the long-running Egyptian-Ottoman wars (1831-1840). The war was concluded when the British fleet bombarded Egyptian forces in Beirut in early September 1840 and an Anglo-Ottoman force landed, forcing an Egyptian retreat.

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        Relation d'une excursion agronomique en Angleterre et en Ecosse en 1840. Mit angebunden div Ausgaben: Conrad de Courcy, Drainage et assechement des zones humides, 19 S // Notes sur l'agriculture des departements du Nord et du Pas-de-Calais , 15 S. // Visite de la culture de M. Dubreuil-Chambardel, au chateau de Marolles,... par M. Conrad de Gourcy, 19 S. // Journal du second voyage agricole de M. le comte de Gourcy en Angleterre et en Ecosse, fait pendant l'ete de 1847 de Gourcy, Conrad De, 122 S.

      Lyon, Barret, 1841.. 23 x 12 cm. 296 S. und ca. 200 S. Anhang. ISBN: Keine. Späterer Bibliothekseinband im stile der Zeit. No jacket. Rücken berieben, beide Kapitale mit Läsuren. Buchblock gelockert. Druchweg stockfleckig und wasserrandig. Immer noch ein gutes Exemplar dieser so seltenen Ausgabe. 1. Auflage.. * Versandfertig innerhalb von 20 Stunden! * R1B8. (RE). Jpg.

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        La Palma". Semanario de Histoira y Literatura .

      1840-1841. . - Imprenta Nacional á cargo de Juan Guasp. Mallorca. . 1 Vol. . 252 pp. Cuarto Mayor. Media Piel de época. . Volumen que contiene los 31 primeros números del semanario de historia y lieratura "La Palma"; desde el domingo 4 de octubre de 1840 hasta 1 de mayo de 1841 (falto de portada del último numero). Dirigido Historiador y arqueólogo español. Estudió en Palma de Mallorca y fue archivero general de las islas Baleares. Colaboró en las campañas políticas de Jaime Balmes, desde las páginas de El Conciliador y El Pensamiento de la Nación. Fundó la revista local La Palma, y ejerció una fuerte influencia en la vida cultural de Mallorca. Católico, tradicionalista y romántico, fue escritor de criterio justo y vigor polémico. Solamente se conoce una colección de la primera época en la Biblioteca de Palma de Mallorca. .

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        Manual of the Corporation of the City of New York

      1841. NEW YORK CITY. Manual of the Corporation of the City of New-York, 1862. By D. T. Valentine. 25 Volumes. Profusely illustrated with lithographic maps, views, diagrams, plans and document facsimiles, many folding and many either tinted in chromolithography or hand-coloured. 12mo. & 8vo., various sizes, bound in late nineteenth-century three-quarter calf over marbled boards, black morocco spine labels. New York: [Various Publisher's], 1841-66. |~||~||~||~||~||~| First Edition, a rare complete run of Valentine's extraordinary and justly famous handbook of New York City government, election returns, local history, and institutions of every type. The work is a statistical and graphic tour-de-force on nineteenth-century New York City. It first appeared in 1841 as an unassuming 186 page duodecimo illustrated with a single folding map of the city. By 1849, the manual expanded to a larger octavo format with over twice as many pages and several more maps and views. In the following years each was profusely illustrated with colour-printed lithographs depicting views of Central Park, city infrastructure, distinguished residences & buildings, taverns, inns, etc. in Manhattan, plus folding maps, and engraved plates reproducing early documents. David T. Valentine (1801-1869) spent thirty years as the Deputy to the Clerk and eventually the Clerk of the Common Council (now the City Council) between the years of 1845-1868. He is best known as the compiler of the present publication, having successfully coalesced previously neglected city records that dated back to the Dutch colonial period with contemporaneous statistics and imagery. He also authored History of the City of New York (New York: G.P. Putnam, 1853). Although the publication continued until 1870, the present set represents all the volumes in which Valentine was a contributor through 1866. "The Manual of the Corporation of the City of New York, in twenty-five successive annual volumes, commenced in 1841 and [was] conducted by Mr. Valentine until 1866" (William Loring Andrews). The entire run is rare in commerce, as most often one finds single volumes on the market. ABPC shows only two complete sets sold at auction and none since 1995. Generally a very nice set with minor offsetting a few tears to the fragile fold-out plates as usual. Our set has every illustration called for in Loring Andrew's comprehensive Index, except just one plate from vol. 11 (1852), "Castle Garden, New-York," and one chart from vol. 13 (1854), "Table of the Semi-centennial Mortality..."; however the "Castle Garden" is also listed in the General Index in vol. 18 (1859), p. 396. As the compiler notes, "owing to the carelessness of the binder, the position of many of the inserted plates vary," as we find occasionally in this set. Of the two issues published in 1857, ours is the one with the plate "Old Houses cor. Water & Pine St." appearing just once, at page 529. Some volumes with the original black leather spine labels still attached. Please inquire for a more detailed condition report. Stokes V, p. 1901. William Loring Andrews, An Index to the Illustrations in the Manuals of the Corporation of the City of New York, 1841-1870, New York, 1906, pp. 29-32.

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        Reisen in Guiana und am Orinoko während der Jahre 1835–1839

      Leipzig: Verlag von Georg Wigand,, 1841. 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. 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). 6 hand-coloured engraved plates, large folding map. Extremities a little rubbed in places, one corner worn, an excellent copy. 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.

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        Plates to Selby's Illustrations of British Ornithology [and] . Water Birds.

      London: Henry G. Bohn, 1841. - 4 volumes, Atlas and Text: 2 Atlas volumes, broadsheets (26 2/8 x 21 inches). 2 engraved title-pages with hand-colored vignettes (creased, a bit thumbed, crease strengthened on verso), 221 MAGNIFICENT etched plates of birds by and after W.H. Lizars, Robert Mitford, William Jardine and Selby, with SUPERB original hand-colour in full, all heightened with gum arabic, WITH 3 PLATES HEIGHTENED IN GOLD, and 4 uncoloured plates at the end of volume one (a few plates with corners creased towards the end of volume II, 2 guard sheets with closed tears). Contemporary full maroon morocco gilt, the spine in seven compartments with six raised bands, gilt-lettered in two, the others decorated with fine gilt tools, all edges gilt, by White of Pall Mall (extremities scuffed, colour unevenly darkened, free endpapers repaired in facsimile along the fore-edges); 2 Text volumes, 8vo., (8 4/8 x 5 2/8 inches) (one or two spots). Bound uniformly with the atlas volumes in full maroon morocco by White of Pall Mall (unevenly darkened). Provenance: From the distinguished library of Francis Dukinfield Palmer Astley (1825-1868), from his library at Fellfoot in the lake District, inscribed as such on the recto of each first blank in the text volumes; his sale, Christie's, 27 April 1994, lot 60. Volume One: 88 plates, numbered I, I*, II-III, III*, IV-XII, XII-XIII, XIII*, XIV-XV, XV*, XVI-XVII, XVII*, XVIII, XVIII*, XIX-XXVI, XXVI*, XXVII, XXVII*, XXVIII-(XXX HEIGHTENED IN GOLD)-XXXI, XXXIIII, XXXIII-XXXIV, XXXIV*, XXXV-XXXVI, XXXVI*, XXXVII-XLII, XLII* (guard sheet torn), XLIII, XLIII*, XLIV-XLV, XLV*, XLV**, XLVI-LIII, LIII*, LIII*, LIV-LVI, LVI*, LVII-LVIII, LVIII*, LIX-LXIV, LXIV*, LXV*, A-D, I-IV uncoloured. Volume II: 132 plates, numbered I-III, V-VI, VI*, VII, VII*, VII**, VIII, X-XI, XI*, XII (HEIGHTENED IN GOLD)-XVII, XIX-XXVII, XXVII*, XXVIII, XXVIII, XXVIII-XXX, XXX-XXXII, 33, XXXIII*, XXXIII**, XXXIV-XXXIX, XXXIX-XLIII, XLV, XLV-XLVII, XVLII*, XLVIII, XLVIII*, XLVIII* (HEIGHTENED IN GOLD), XLVIX, XLVIX*, L, L-LV, LV, LVII, LVII-LVIII, LVIII*, LVIII**, LIX-LXIII, LXV-LXVI, LXVI*, LXVI**, LXVII-LXX, LXX*, LXXI-LXXIV, LXXIV-LXXVIII, LXXVIII-LXXXIII, LXXXIII-LXXXIV, LXXXVI-LXXXVII, LXXXVII*, LXXXVIII-XCII, XCII*, LCIII-XCIV, XCIV*, XCV-XCVI, XCVI*, XCVII, XCIX-CI, CI (guard sheet torn), CI*, CII, CII, CII*, CIII 'ENGLISH EQUIVALENT OF AUDUBON'S GREAT WORK (Mullens and Swann) A fine copy of the Bohn reissue of Selby's magnum opus, first published in parts at irregular intervals in Edinburgh in 1834. Prideaux John Selby "was very gifted as an artist, and the two volumes of "Illustrations of British Ornithology" are outstandingly beautiful. In many people's estimation, the clarity and crispness of his figures give them an austere beauty that is lacking in the pretty lithographs in H.L. Meyer's and John Gould's books about British birds . The cool, classical quality of Selby's plates belongs to the age of elegance and could never have been achieved by the Victorian John Gould. Selby's bird figures were the most accurate delineations of British birds to that date, and the liveliest. After so many books with small, stiff bird portraits, this new atlas with its life-size figures and more relaxed drawing was a great achievement in the long history of bird illustration" (Jackson). Selby showed a "great interest in ornithology from an early age and made his own notes and careful, coloured drawings of the birds in his district. his main interests were ornithology, forestry, and entomology. He was a skilful fisherman and an excellent shot. Selby's major work, "Illustrations of British Ornithology", was published in nineteen parts between 1821 and 1833. It contained some 222 plates etched by Selby (mostly after his own drawings) with the assistance of his brother-in-law Admiral Robert Mitford. In 1819 Mitford was taught to etch by Thomas Bewick in Newcastle; he then taught Selby at Twizell House. Two volumes of text appeared, "Land Birds" in 1825 (revised in 1833 [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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

      Published by the Author at the Egyptian Hall Piccadilly 1841 - Catlin's famous book about his adventures with North American Indians, profusely illustrated with the rarely seen eratta slip ie Frederick instead of Zedekiah, spine labels damaged (see photo) books slightly scuffed but better then good plates at 113 and 114 are present Printed by Tosswill and Myers [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Datterich. Localposse, in der Mundart der Darmstädter. In sechs Bildern.

      Darmstadt, L. Pabst, 1841. Erstausgabe.. Einfacher kleisterpapierbezogener Bibliothekseinband mit Papierrückenschild. Ecken und Kanten etwas beschabt, handschriftlicher Name auf Vorsatz und Titelblatt, einige Seiten stockfleckig. 90 Seiten mit den zwei von der Zensur geschwärzten Stellen auf Seite 59 und Seite 61, 8°. Erste Ausgabe. Im hinteren Vorsatz mit beigefügt Faksimile-Brief auf Büttenpapier von E. Niebergall. Der Brief ist einer von 300 Exemplaren der Gesellschaft der Bibliophilen Weimar, 1924.. Die von der Zensur geschwärzten Worte der Seite 61 sind bekannt. Sie lauten: "abgedankte Minister". Die auf der Seite 59 geschwärzten Worte könnten lauten: "den Willem xx "

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        Brief mit eigenh. U.

      Jena, 27. XI. 1841.. ½ S. auf Doppelblatt. Folio. Mit Adresse (Faltbrief).. An den Mechaniker, Maler und Luftfahrtpionier Johann Carl Enslen: "Die von Ihnen eingesandte Abhandlung, die Natur des Lichtes aus seinen Erscheinungen zu erklären, haben Wir erhalten. Wir danken Ihnen dafür, und haben diese Schrift zur Universitäts Bibliothek abgegeben, um den Männern vom Fach die Gelegenheit zu deren Einsicht zu gewähren [...]". - L. F. O. Baumgarten-Crusius war Professor der Theologie an der Universität Jena und gehörte der Lateinischen Gesellschaft in Jena, der Historisch-theologischen Gesellschaft in Leipzig und der Gesellschaft zur Verteidigung des Christentums in Den Haag an. "Als Theologe war er gleichermaßen Gegner der protestantischen Orthodoxie wie eines strikten Rationalismus. Als sein Hauptwerk gilt das zweibändige Kompendium der Dogmengeschichte (1840-46)" (DBE).

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        Bulletins de la Grande Armée précédés et accompagnés des rapports sur les armées françaises de 1792 à 1815, avec des notes historiques et des notes biographiques renfermant des documents entièrement inédits et L'Histoire militaire de Napoléon. Tomes 1, 2, 3 et un volume de planches : Galerie historique des Bulletins de la Grande Armée.

      - Paris, Prieur, Dumaine, [1841-1844]. 4 volumes in-8, (2)-480, 492, (2)-478-II et (90) pl., reliure de l'époque demi-basane, dos ornés (reliure un peu frottée, rousseurs ; 2 pages de titre manquent : la page de titre du tome 3 a été placée en tête de la série). Trois volumes de texte sur six (Histoire de Napoléon jusque 1806) et le rare ATLAS de 90 planches (composé de 38 portraits et 52 vues, rousseurs). * Voir photographie(s) / See picture(s). * Membre du SLAM et de la LILA / ILAB Member. La librairie est ouverte du mardi au samedi de 14h à 19h. * Si vous souhaitez passer à la librairie pour un livre, merci de nous prévenir au préalable, l'ensemble du stock visible en ligne n'étant pas immédiatement consultable. * Langue : Français

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        Landwirthschaftliche Beschreibung der erzherzoglichen Herrschaft Alcsuth in Ungarn. Ofen 1841. 8°. VI, 1 Bl., 218 S., mit 12 (tls. mehrf. gef.) lithogr. Tafeln, OPbd.

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        Storia della Toscana compilata ed in sette epoche distribuita.

      Poligrafia Fiesolana,, Firenze, 1841 - Sedici volumi di testo di cm. 19,5, pp. 10.000 ca. complessive + un volume di tavole (ad album) di cm. 25,5 x 19 con pp. 64 di testo + 159 tavole incise, alcune delle quali in fine coloritura coeva. Legatura del tempo in mezza pergamena, dorsi lisci con titoli su tasselli per i volumi di testo e legatura in piena pergamena con fermagli metallici (d'epoca posteriore) per l'album di tavole. Esemplare genuino ed in ottimo stato di conservazione, con solo un alone chiaro alle prime carte del sedicesimo volume. Edizione originale, non comune, di quest'opera erudita ed assai stimata. Accanto all'analisi storica troviamo tre volumi che raccolgono dettagliate biografie di personaggi toscani, mentre due sono dedicati ad un'ampia bibliografia, che riprende e amplia quella del Moreni. La parte iconografica titola: "Monumenti per l'intelligenza della Storia della Toscana, compilata ed in sette epoche distribuita" e sono sono raffigurate carte geografiche, costumi, antichità, numismatica, scene di vita quotidiana, ecc. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        South African Sketches: Illustrative Of The Wild Life Of A Hunter On The Frontier Of The Cape Colony

      London: Ackermann and Co, 1841. First edition. Hardcover. Three quarter red calf and maroon cloth. Very good. 15 pages in text. Folio, 39 x 28.5 cm. Thirty-one illustrations on 15 plates [sixteen hand-colored]. ABBEY TRAVEL 336. "An interesting book, combining lithographed line-drawings with more elaborate coloured lithographs. Gordon-Brown erroneously refers to the plates as coloured aquatints." TOOLEY 126. The attractive plates of hunting scenes illustrate sporting adventures on the Bontebok Flats in Kaffaria near the Kat River Settlement. The book was written and sketched on the spot, an early record of this part of South Africa by the author who served in the 59th Regiment. Interior contents bright and fresh, all plates with tissue guards, small book label, lower corners bumped, backstrip extremities slightly rubbed.

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        South African Sketches: Illustrative of the Wild Life of a Hunter on the Frontier of the Cape Colony.

      London, Ackermann & Co., 1841. Folio. Fine later hcalf. Raised bands, gilt spine, titlelabel with gilt lettering. With extra lithographed title-page. 15,(1) pp. and 31 lithographed illustrations of which 16 are handcoloured on 15 plates. A fine clean copy.. First edition. "Ilustrated description of sporting adventures on the "Bontebok Flats" in Kaffraria, near the Kat River Settlement' (Mendelssohn). "An interesting book, combining lithographed linedrawings with more elaborate coloured lithographs."(Abbey No 336). - Tooley, 126

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        South African Sketches: Illustrative Of The Wild Life Of A Hunter On The Frontier Of The Cape Colony

      London: Ackermann and Co, 1841. First edition. Hardcover. Three quarter red calf and maroon cloth. Very good. 15 pages in text. Folio, 39 x 28.5 cm. Thirty-one illustrations on 15 plates [sixteen hand-colored]. ABBEY TRAVEL 336. "An interesting book, combining lithographed line-drawings with more elaborate coloured lithographs. Gordon-Brown erroneously refers to the plates as coloured aquatints." TOOLEY 126. The attractive plates of hunting scenes illustrate sporting adventures on the Bontebok Flats in Kaffaria near the Kat River Settlement. The book was written and sketched on the spot, an early record of this part of South Africa by the author who served in the 59th Regiment. Interior contents bright and fresh, all plates with tissue guards, small book label, lower corners bumped, backstrip extremities slightly rubbed.

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        MÜNCHEN. "Die Isar beim Prater". Blick auf Gasteig, Auer Kirche, den Prater und die Kürassier Kaserne, im Vordergrund Isarlandschaft, im Hintergrund die Zugspitze.

      - Lithographie mit Tonplatte von A. E. Kirchner, 1841, 29 x 44,5 cm. Maillinger II,204,3; Pfister II,281,6; Lentner 1176,6; nicht bei Slg. Proebst. - "Sehr seltene Folge von hervorragend schönen Blättern, die z.T. sehr hoch bezahlt werden" (Lentner). - Am unteren Rand rechts hinterlegte Einrisse im weißen Rand, im Himmel links oben kleines Rostfleckchen. Schöner, kräftiger Druck dieses raren Blattes.

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        Bilder aus Griechenland

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

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        St. Petersburgische Handels-Zeitung. Jahrgang 1841

      St. Petersburg, Buchdruckerei des Departements des auswärtigen Handels, 1841.. 518 S. Pappband d. Zt. 41 x 29,5 cm. Nicht im KVK. - Kompletter Jahrgang in 104 Ausgaben, erschien jeweils Samstag und Mittwochs. Mit Berichten zu allen Aspekten und Interessen des deutschen Kaufmanns in Russland: Statistiken zu Import und Export verschiedenster Güter, Ukase der Regierung, Bekanntmachungen der Departements der Finanz- und Handelsministeriums, Handelshäuser, Industrie, Bergbau, Seehandel, Havarien, Versteigerungstermine, Chancen mit dem Handel ausländischer Produkte etc. etc. - Das erste Blatt mit altem Stempel der Bibliothek des Rigaschen Börsen-Comité. Sehr gutes Exemplar!

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        Early Draft Autograph Manuscript of “Excelsior,” incorporated into an Autograph Letter Signed to Samuel Cutler Ward (“My dear Excelsior”)

      Cambridge 1841 - In this outstanding literary letter, Longfellow writes in full and sends an early draft of his beloved poem “Excelsior,” commenting on its meaning and significance and writing out all thirty-six lines. The poet states that the work is among the best he has written, describes the circumstances of its writing, and points out its central theme. He observes that only one person has seen it and that Ward should “keep it quietly to yourself.” Longfellow writes in part, “I am glad you liked Endymion, for sympathy is sweet. But today I send you something much better; indeed one of the best things, if not the best, that I have written. The other night, about one o’clock, as I was smoking a cigar preparatory to going to bed, it came into my mind; but as it was late, I thought I would not write it out till the morning. Accordingly, I went to bed; but I could not sleep. That voice kept ringing in my ears; and finally, I jumped out of bed, lighted my lamp, and set to work. The result was this poem, and a dreadful cold and rheumatism, which have confined me to my chamber for two days. The idea of the poem is the Life of Genius; This you will comprehend at a glance. Many people will not comprehend it at all. I send it to you because I know you will like it. No one has seen it but [Cornelius Conway] Felton; who found less than usual to criticize. Don’t give it to anyone; but keep it quietly to yourself. . . .” Longfellow met Samuel Ward, the recipient of this letter, in Europe in 1836, and the two became lifelong friends. “Ward was easily the wildest friend Longfellow ever had, and Longfellow’s letters to him are among his most exuberant” (Longfellow Companion). Beginning in 1838 Ward served as Longfellow’s literary agent, selling his poems to New York periodicals. This early draft of the poem, written two days after the first draft (now at Harvard), differs in a number of points from the final version, including the lack of the exclamation point after the word “Excelsior” ending each stanza. The much-anthologized “Excelsior” has long been among the poet’s best-known works. Eight stanzas appear on the facing pages 2-3, making this exceptional manuscript ideally suited for display. 4to. 3 1/2 pages. Silked, seal tear at outer edge of address leaf expertly repaired with paper. Very good. [Attributes: Signed Copy]

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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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