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        Explication de la carte geologique de la France redigee sous la direction de M. Brochant de Villiers Inspecteur General des Mines

      Paris: Impreimerie Royale, 1841. 2 text volumes. 4to. (267 x 209 mm), and large map in 6 separate folding sections. xxii, 825 pp. xii, 813pp. Hand-colored folding engraved map of France mounted on linen in Volume 1, text illustrations, one of which hand-colored, the large map comprising of 6 hand-colored engraved sections by C.E. Collins and J.M. Hacq after A. Desmadryl, each 730 x 1120mm, mounted on linen. Sporadic foxing to text, heavier to Vol. 1; small stamps to titles and last leaves and to verso of linen backing map.) Contemporary half calf with uniformly bound pull-off map case (rebacked, corners worn).Minor wear to cover of both volumes. Provenance: New York University Library (stamps). FIRST EDITION OF THE FIRST MODERN GEOLOGICAL MAP OF FRANCE. The need of such a map was recognized as early as the mid-eighteenth century, but the necessary research was not permitted until after Greenough's six-part geological map of England was published in 1820. Dufernoy and Elie spent time in England studying Greenough's methods and then 4 years on field research in France, before the 1:500,000 map and commentaries were published in 1841-1848. A further 3 volumes of commentary were published in 1873, 1878, and 1879. Ward-Carozzzi 859-860; Norman 667.. First Edition. Book.

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        Allgemeine Geschichte der letzten fünfzig Jahre 1798-1840. 4 Bände., Band 1: Frankreich und die europäischen Staaten 1789-1792 -- Band 2: Die Zeiten des französischen National-Konvents 1792-1795 -- Band 3: Fortsetzung der Geschichte der französischen Staatsumwälzung -- Band 4: Die Jahre 1813-1840. Mit 16 Stahlstichen.

      Pforzheim : Finck, 1841-1842. - Einbände berieben. Papierbedingt leicht gebräunt. - Band 1: Grundursachen, welche die französische Revolution hervorbrachten -- Übersicht der europäischen Zustände bei dem Beginnen der französischen Revolution -- Die Zeiten der Nationalversammlung -- Zustand der übrigen europäischen Staaten in den ersten Jahren der französischen Revolution -- Flucht der königlichen Familie -- Die Zeiten der gesetzgebenden oder zweiten Nationalversammlung -- Frankreich und die europäischen Staaten 1789-1792 -- Band 2: Die Zeiten des Nationalkonvents - Geschichte des Untergangs des polnischen Reichs -- Band 3: Die Zeiten des Direktorium -- Die Zeiten des Konsulats -- Die Zeiten des französischen Kaiserreiches -- Band 4: Die Feldzüge von 1813 bis zu Napoleons Entthronung -- Die Zeiten von 1813-1830 -- Das letzte Decennium. Sprache: de Gewicht in Gramm: 2550

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        The Old Curiosity Shop, and Other Tales; Master Humphrey's Clock

      Philadelphia: Lea and Blanchard. 1841. First. First American edition, first issue, with two title pages. Octavo. [2], vi, 9-362pp., with a frontispiece plate etched by J. Yeager, and ninety-one illustrations by George Cattermole and Hablot Browne. John DePol's engraved bookplate on the front pastedown. Original publisher's cloth, gilt spine. Binding is clean and bright but fair only, with the backstrip neatly split along the rear joint, and both boards nearly detached underneath the pastedowns at the hinges; else internally very good and sound. John DePol, a noted American wood-engraver, would have appreciated the large wood-engraved illustrations by Cattermole and Browne; all are bright and well-preserved early impressions. A scarce first American edition with a nice association. .

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        Specimens of Lyric Poetry composed in England in the Reign of Edward the First, AND Specimens of Old Christmas Carols selected from manuscripts and Printed Books AND The Historical Songs of Ireland (3 BOOKS IN ONE)

      London: Printed for the Percy Society, 1841. Beautiful full leather bordered in gold gilt design front and back boards, and five raised band to spine. All side leaves Marbled. Marbled endpapersTHREE books in one. The first Book, "Specimens of Lyric Poetry" edited from Ms. Harl, 2253 in the British Museum, has a date of MDCCCXLII (1942) and has 114 pages. The Second Book "Specimens of Old Christmas Carols" contains 80 pages and has a date of MDCCCXLI (1841) and the Third Book is "The Historical Songs of Ireland" illustrative of The Revolutionary Struggle, James II and Williams III, Edited with introductions and notes by T. Crofton Croker dated MDCCCXLI (1941) with 139 pages.Page two in the preface is has pulled away with the upper board and is now detached, but present. Clean unmarked pages. Always happy to send detailed photographs upon request.. Full-Leather. Very Good. 12mo - over 6¾" - 7¾" tall.

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        Correspondance d'Orient (1830-1831).

      - Bruxelles, N.J. Gregoir, V. Wouters et Cie, 1841.8 volumes in 4. Contemporary half calf, spines gilt. With folding map.* First published in Paris in 1833-1835. - 'Michaud, the historian of the Crusades, and his secretary Poujoulat travelled together through Greece, Constantinople and the Archipelago to Jerusalem, where they separated. Poujoulat explored Syria and Michaud went on to Egypt, but they wrote regularly to each other, and these letters constitute in great part the voluminous Correspondance d'Orient. The first three volumes, dealing with Greece and Turkey, contain mostly Michaud's letters. Both Michaud and Poujoulat were interested in the contemporary state of the countries they visited than archaeology and antiquities' (Blackmer 1122). - A very fine set.Atabey Collection 807; Weber 211; Tobler p.151, Ibrahim-Hilmy II, p.33. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        The New-Bedford directory, containing the names of the inhabitants, their occupations, places of business and dwelling houses, and the town register, with lists of the streets and wharves. To which is added a list of vessels employed in the whale fishery.

      New-Bedford, Benjamin Lindsey, 1841 (October 1841 on frontcover). - 12 (ads on pink paper) +166 pp. Hardcover. Or. printed boards with leather spine, covers with ads of David Baker, William Howe, A.D. Richmond; Amos Bates, George A. Bourne, Wm. A. Gordon. VG. (Top of spine sl. dam.; light foxing throughout). * Provenance: James Thornton, with his name label on pastedown, inked signature on title, and his name in a different hand on rear pastedown (possibly the first owner of the book, and also mentioned in the directory/list of inhabitants); John Kehew, nautical instrument maker, with company label on pastedown (also mentioned in the directory); The Kendall Whaling Museum, with bookplate on front endpaper. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        The Deerslayer: Or, The First War-Path

      Lea & Blanchard, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 1841 - BAL #3895, first state, copyright deposit copy, "A copyright deposit copy has the Fagan-Ashmead imprints on the copyright page of both volumes; title-leaf verso paged, respectively, 6, 4." This extremely rare volume is protected by a handsome new linen clamshell case with a leather title block at spine. Two Volumes bound as one: Vol. I, 267 pp. Vol. II, 282 pp. This venerable piece of American literature has stood the test of time and use with dignity and strength. Brown cloth covers and spine are aged, with edge-wear. "Leather Stocking Tales Vol. 1." is on spine in faded gilt lettering. Corners rubbed threadbare. Spine is cocked. Previous owner's name in pencil on first free endpaper. Interior is foxed and occasionally soiled, crisp and tight overall. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Vade Mecum of Fly-Fishing for Trout

      Axminster: Printed and Sold by E. Wills [with 4 lines of booksellers below], 1841. First edition. 12mo. 61 pp. Pebbled cloth. Fine. Laid into full crimson clamshell drop box

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        Historia de la Compania de Jesus en Nueva-Espana, que estaba escribiendo el P. Francisco Javier Alegre al tiempo de su espulsion. Publicala para probar la utilidad que prestara a la America Mexicana la solicitada reposicion de dicha compania, Carlos Maria de Bustamante, individuo del Supremo Poder Conservador

      J.M. Lara 1841 - 42, Mexico City - 3 vols., quarto, pp vii, 460; [6], 2, 476; [4] 317*, [1]. (*The final volume is mispaginated, page numbers 201 - 208 being repeated, though with no duplication of text.) With two "retratos", one of the author, the other of Fr. Juan Maria Salvatierra, founder of the Jesuit missions in (Baja) California. [Sabin 714;Howes A112;Palau 6589; Beristain mentions the 2 vols. folio in manuscript in the archives of the Viceroy.] "Nuestro Alegre", as Beristain [vol. 1: 115] refers to him, was a native Mexican, and one of the leading lights of Mexican culture at the time of his expulsion, with his order, in 1767. Consummate linguist in European, classical, and native languages, historian, and mathematician, Alegre was a true figure of the Enlightenment, though entirely educated in Mexico, and Cuba [Pena, Hist. Literatura Mexicana: 137-138]. As one would expect from the subject matter, there are long sections on the missionizing of (Baja) California under Fr. Salvatierra and Fr. Kino's remarkable efforts in Sonora and Arizona. Bustamante, as noted in the subtitle, was promoting the readmission of the Jesuit order into Mexico, and this book was viewed by him as a good argument for the benefits that would come from such a move. This set was from the Bibliotheque Adrian Carrere (?), with several small, old and unobtrusive library stamps to that effect scattered throughout. Fine copies in later half calf, raised bands, marbled boards. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        On the diseases and derangements of the nervous system, in their primary forms and in their modifications by age, sex, constitution, hereditary predisposition, excesses, general disorder, and organic disease.

      H. Bailliere, London 1841 - 8vo. pp. xxviii, 380 with 8 plates including frontispiece. Quarter morocco; re-backed preserving original spine. Marbled paper boards rubbed. Inner hinges neatly strengthened. Pages are generally clean. Marshall Hall (1790-1857) - English physician and leading advocate of physical experimentation. Hall was most famous for his paper on The Reflex function of the medulla oblongata and medulla spinalis (published for the Royal Society in 1833) which "established the difference between volitional action and unconscious reflexes." [See Garrison, Hist. of Medicine, p.412]. Hall published several books concerning his research. According to Heirs of Hippocrates "He firmly established the concept of the reflex arc as a fundamental of neurophysiology and in this work applies it to the diseases of the nervous system." [Heirs of Hippocrates 1466; Waller 3984; Hirsch III, pp. 27-29; DSB VI, pp. 58-60]. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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      1841 - A Tale of the Riots of 'Eighty. With Illustrations by George Cattermole and Hablot K. Browne. Complete in One Volume. London: Chapman and Hall, 1841. Original blind-stamped olive green cloth. First Separate Edition. After NICHOLAS NICKLEBY was published in monthly serial parts with separate plates in 1838-1839, Dickens decided that his future novels would be published in weekly serial parts that included the illustrations within the text -- loosely connected under the title of MASTER HUMPHREY'S CLOCK. He began this project in April 1840 with his tale THE OLD CURIOSITY SHOP; after forty-plus parts he completed that tale, and swung into the beginning of BARNABY RUDGE. In November 1841, after a total of 88 weekly parts, BARNABY RUDGE was complete. During this serialization, MASTER HUMPHREY'S CLOCK (containing both novels) was also published in three volumes, one at a time; after serialization (in December 1841), each novel was also published separately in one volume, as with BARNABY RUDGE here. This is why the pagination of BARNABY RUDGE is odd -- with the text running from page [229] to page 306 (second half of Vol II of MH'sC), then from page [1] to page 420 (Vol III). At the conclusion of BARNABY RUDGE, Dickens abandoned this weekly method of plate-less serialization, and reverted to his prior method with MARTIN CHUZZLEWIT.~This copy is in the binding variant noted by Smith, of olive green fine-diaper cloth blind-stamped with a chain-like design running around the border's inner surface (as was later used on DOMBEY AND SON). The original endpapers are peach-coated -- one of several colors to be found, without known priority. The volume is in very good condition, with a bit of wear at the extremities of the spine and along the lower edges. The delicate original endpapers are only slightly cracked. Tough to find in better condition. Smith I pp 61-2. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Architectural Precedents with Notes and Observations ( Seven Parts Bound in One Volume )

      John Williams, Library of Fine Arts, London 1841 - Collation, v[1].No 1. Plans, Elevations, Sections, Specification, and the Bill of Quantities of Second Rate Buildings. 36pp, 5 engraved plates.No 2. Parochial Buildings. Plans, Elevations, Sections, Specification, and Bill of Quantities of Saint Olave's Girls School. Erected in Maze-Pond, Parish of Saint Olave, Southwark, for the Trustees of Saint Olave's Girls Charity, 1839-1840. 32pp, 7 engraved plates.No 3. Prisons, &c. Drawings and Specification of Spilsby Gaol and Sessions-House, Erected from the Design, and under the Superintendence of H. E. Kendall Architect. Also Suggestions for the Improvement of Prisons. 118pp, 9 engraved plates. No 4. Railway Works. Drawings, Specification, Quantities, &c., of the Bromsgove Depot and Engine Factory, Erected under the immediate Superintendance of Captain Moorsom, C. E., for the Birmingham and Gloucester Railway Company, 1840. Also Practical Observations. 64pp, 11 engraved plates. No 5. Drawings, Specification, Prices, Quantities, &c., of the Chamberlain Hospital, Erected at Bedworth, near Coventry (County of Warwick), From the Designs and under the Superintendence of Mr T. L. Walker, Architect, 1840. Also Bedworth Hospital. 67pp, 11 engraved plates. No 6. Plans and Specification for Repair, Alterations, &c. 25pp, 1 engraved plate.No 7. Specification* of the Steam Kitchen Apparatus and Fittings at the Reform Club-House, Pall-Mall, Charles Barry, Esquire,V.P.R.I.B.A., Architect, 1840. 179[1]pp.Bound in original publishers green cloth. Binding has recently been refurbished, retaining most of the original spine, new endpapers. Cloth very lightly rubbed on edges. Binding in very good clean firm condition. Internally, no loose pages, no writing or marking. Pages and illustrations in very good clean condition.Excellent clean well bound copy of a scarce work.A43 Size: Large 8vo [Attributes: First Edition]

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        Repertorio Amministrativo Ossia Collezione di Leggi, Decreti, Reali.

      1841 - Judicial Administration in the Kingdom of the Two Sicilies [Kingdom of the Two Sicilies]. [Petitti, Pompillo, Editor]. Repertorio Amministrativo Ossia Collezione di Leggi, Decreti, Reali Rescritti, Ministeriali, Regolamenti, Ed Istruzioni Sull'Amministrazione Civile del Regno delle due Sicilie. Palermo: Dalla Reale Stamperia, 1841. Three volumes. [And] Supplemento al Repertorio Amministrativo Ossia Collezione di Leggi, Decreti, Reali Rescritti, Ministeriali, Regolamenti, Ed Istruzioni Sull'Amministrazione Civile del Regno delle due Sicilie. Naples: Tipografia fu Migliaccio, 1845. xxxii, 712 pp. Octavo (8" x 5"). Contemporary quarter calf over marbled boards (Supplemento has textured paper boards), spines have identical raised bands, gilt fillets and gilt titles. Moderate rubbing to boards and extremities, 1/2" circular piece missing from center of Volume I, a few nicks and minor scuffs to boards. Faint dampstaining and foxing in some places, interiors otherwise fresh. * Third and final edition. This treatise on administrative law and judicial administration in the Kingdom of the Two Sicilies is cast in the form of a topical digest of laws, legislation and decisions with commentary and summaries. Its first two editions were published in 1838 and 1839. OCLC locates 1 copy of this title in North America (at Harvard's Widener Library, which has a first edition), no copies of the Supplemento. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        The Deerslayer: or, The First War-Path. A Tale. By the Author of "The Last of the Mohicans"

      Philadelphia: Lea & Blanchard, 1841. First edition. 2 vols., 12mo. . Bound in blue morocco by Bennett, N.Y. Fine. BAL 3895; Spiller and Blackburn 32; Wright I 601 . The last of Cooper's "Leatherstocking Tales" of Natty Bumpo in the American wilderness, although it is the first in terms of sequence - Natty Bumpo is here depicted as a young man. A very desirable copy of this classic of American fiction

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        THE DEERSLAYER, or The First Warpath

      Lea & Blanchard, Philadelphia 1841 - First Edition. A Tale. Two volumes, small 8vo boards with spine-labels. First edition, with Fagan-Ashmead imprints in both volumes on copyright page. Moderate to heavy foxing throughout, but signatures and bindings are sound, with some minor wear to spine extremities and to corner tips; the spine-labels are a bit darkened a slightly rubbed, but fully readable - as is the text, even where foxing is heavier. A pleasing set nevertheless, of the last novel to feature the adventures of Natty Bumppo, but also the prequel to his series The Leatherstocking Tales, in its original binding. BAL 3895. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        The Deerslayer

      London - Richard Bentley 1841 - The first UK edition of this novel by J. Fenimore Cooper. The Deerslayer, or The First Warpath (1841) was the last of James Fenimore Cooper's Leatherstocking tales to be written. Its 1740-1745 time period makes it the first installment chronologically and in the lifetime of the hero of the Leatherstocking tales, Natty Bumppo. The novel's setting on Otsego Lake in central, upstate New York, is the same as that of The Pioneers, the first of the Leatherstocking tales to be published (1823). The Deerslayer is considered to be the prequel to the rest of the Leatherstocking tales. Fenimore Cooper begins his work by relating the astonishing advance of civilization in New York State, which is the setting of four of his five Leatherstocking tales. All half-titles present. Complete in three volumes. Condition: Rebound in quarter-crushed-morocco bindings with handwritten spine labels. Externallysmart, with just a few marks. Internally, generally firmly bound, though with some pages working loose. Some pages have been expertly repaired, though there are still some closed tears in places. Pages have some foxing and handling marks throughout. Overall: GOOD ONLY. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Icones Anatomicae (Anatomischer Atlas), 139 Großfoliotafeln in 3 Bänden (139 Engraved Plates in 3 Volumes), Göttingen 1826 – 1841.

      Gottingae Sumtibus Auctoris, Prostant Libraria Dieterichiana, 1826-1841. - Langenbeck habilitierte sich 1802 in Göttingen und übernahm hier 1808 einen Lehrstuhl für Anatomie, dem 1814 eine erweiterte Professur für Anatomie und Chirurgie folgte. Von 1807 an führte Lagenbeck außerdem eine eigene Klinik für Chirurgie und Augenheilkunde. Langenbecks Leidenschaft blieb die Anatomie, der er auch wissenschaftlich sein Hauptaugenmerk widmete. So gründete er 1828 das „Neue anatomische Theater" in Göttingen und veröffentlichte von 1831 an ein mehrbändiges „Handbuch der Anatomie". Zugleich entstand mit seinem Atlas ein wohl einzigartiges anatomisches Anschauungswerk, zu dem Ernst Julius Gurlt in der Allgemeinen deutschen Biographie anmerkt: „Ein noch bei Weitem großartiger angelegtes Werk war sein anatomischer Atlas, die ‚Icones anatomicae‘, die abtheilungsweise, die Neurologie, Angiologie etc. betreffend, in mehr als 170 Großfoliotafeln von 1826—1841 erschienen, sämmtlich Originalzeichnungen nach Langenbeck's Präparaten, größtentheils in vortrefflich ausgeführten Kupfertafeln bestehend, ein Werk, wie es Deutschland anderweitig nicht besitzt." (Lit.: ADB, Band 17 (1883), S. 664–668; Pütter und Saalfeld, Versuch einer akademischen Gelehrten-Geschichte von der Georg-Augustus-Universität zu Göttingen, Thl. III, 1820. S. 320; Thl. IV, 1838. S. 424; Callisen, Medicinisches Schriftsteller-Lexikon, Bd. 11. 1832. S. 37; Bd. 29. 1841. S. 438). de 10000 Die Bände mit erneuertem Leinenrücken, Deckel mit neuen Bezügen. Die Tafeln in sehr gutem Zustand, nur zwei Tafeln mit leichten Randeinrissen bzw. -läsionen. Es gibt allenfalls eine partielle leichte Randfleckigkeit, die Fleckigkeit ist insgesamt geringfügig. Zugehörige Textblätter bis auf eine Ausnahme (erstes Textblatt der ersten Abteilung Neurologiae) enthalten und in sehr gutem Zustand (weitestgehend fleckenfrei, wenige Blätter etwas verknickt bzw. mit kleinen Randläsionen). The plates in very good condition, only two plates with easy lesions. Only slight spottiness. Text sheets with exception of one sheet available. Im Besonderen von der Qualität der Tafeln her sehr gutes Teilexemplar dieses in der deutschen Anatomie-Geschichte einzigartigen Werkes. Versandkosten: (Forwarding expenses): USA (Fedex, insured): EUR 420; EU (Fedex, insured): EUR 230; Europa außer EU (Fedex, insured): EUR 420; Deutschland (UPS): EUR 20. Weitere Fotos auf der Homepage des Antiquariats (Rubrik: Medizin und Pharmazie). Further pictures on the web site of the antiquarian bookshop (column: Medicine and pharmacy). Anatomischer Atlas des Göttinger Anatomen, Chirurgen und Ophthalmologen Konrad Johann Langenbeck (1776 – 1851), im frühen 19. Jahrhundert einer der bedeutendsten deutschen Mediziner, der im Besonderen durch seine anatomischen Studien hervortrat. Das hier angebotene Exemplar seiner „Icones" umfaßt mit 139 Tafeln (einige davon handkoloriert) den größten Teil der Sammlung. Die Tafeln sind in 3 Bänden gebunden, die jeweils mehrere Abteilungen enthalten (neue schwarze Halbleinenbände, Deckel in schwarz-grauer Marmorierung). Nur die jeweils erste Abteilung der Bände trägt ein Titelblatt. The copy of the plates offered here covers the largest part of the collection with 139 plates (some of it hand colored). The plates are bound in 3 volumes, which contain several parts in each case. Bd. (Vol.) 1: Neurologiae I – III. I: Tafeln (Plates) I - XXXIV; II: Tafeln I (Plates) (Fig. 1 + 2); III – XI;III: Tafeln (Plates) I – XXIX. Bd. (Vol.) 2: Myologiae, Tafeln III – XXVIII; Icones ad illustrandum arteriarum ligandarum investigationem, Tafeln (Plates) I – III. Bd. (Vol.) 3: Angiologiae, Tafeln (Plates) II – IX; (Venen und Arterien): Tafeln (Plates) I – XXIX. Das Format beträgt ca. 66 x 55 cm (einige Tafeln oben eingefaltet und somit noch höher) oder ca. 66 x 47 cm (Huge folio 25" x 18,5" or 25" x 21,5").

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        The American Journal of the Medical Sciences Volumes 1 thru 48

      Lea & Blanchard 1841-1864, Philadelphia - 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 [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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      Paris: Chez Paulin, Libraire-Editeur,. 1841. 12mo, pp. [1-6] [1] 2-358 [359-360: blank] [note: last leaf is a blank], flyleaves at front and rear,. mid-nineteenth century quarter red calf and marbled boards, spine panel lettered and tooled in gold, all edges marbled, marbled endpapers.. Calf scuffed on rear cover with some loss of surface, else a fine. copy. A rare book ("tre rare," according to an old French. bookseller's note on front flyleaf). (#95156). Third edition, revised and expanded. The first printing of this edition with Geoffroy's final revisions. The first alternate history novel, presenting an imaginary biography of Napoleon that ends with the establishment of a French monarchy governing all Europe and eventually the whole world. "After all the plays, poems and prints of the Napoleonic period, there was little talk of future wars until the events of 1870 directed the attention of the nation to the lost provinces and the great war that must come. For decades after 1815 the absence of any foreign danger was a license for French writers to speculate as fancy suggested. So Louis Geoffroy (1803-1858) took the opportunity to rewrite the course of recent events in his NAPOLEON ET LA CONQUETE DU MONDE (1835), an ingenious work of fiction and an early example of the alternative history. In it, Napoleon did not retreat from Moscow: he turned aside to Saint Petersburg, seized the Czar, restored the ancient kingdom of Poland, and by 1813 ruled all Europe -- save for Britain, Sardinia, and Turkey. In the following year the Emperor finished off the British without any difficulty, although his plan of campaign ignored his main lines of communication. The invasion began with Bernadotte storming north from his bridgehead to capture Norwich, and it ended with Napoleon destroying the main British force, Duke of York commanding, in a great battle at Cambridge on 4 June 1814. The French then entered London. Napoleon would have nothing to do with the British plenipotentiaries, Castelreagh and Liverpool. The Emperor wanted his new subjects to know who was their master; and they learned their future in the Decree of London, a document in which Geoffroy displayed the most admirable malice, great inventiveness, and a sound understanding of imperial ambition ... That was one French way of changing the world for the better." - Clarke, Voices Prophesying War (1992), pp. 18-9. Alkon, Origins of Futuristic Fiction, pp. 129-53. Clarke, Voices Prophesying War: Future Wars 1763-3749 (1992), p. [224] (citing this edition). Versins, Encyclopédie de l'Utopie, des Voyages Extraordinaires et de la Science Fiction, pp. 360-66.

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        NAPOLEON APOCRYPHE, 1812-1832

      Chez Paulin, Paris 1841 - RO40205409: 558 pages. Dos consolidé avec partie du dos original encollée. Page de titre manquante. Tampon et annotation de bibliothèque en 1re page. (Rare) Histoire de la conquête du monde et de la monarchie universelle. Nouvelle édition revue et augmentée. Moscou. Lucien Bonaparte. L'Anglererre. Jospéhine. Alger. Dette publique. Egypte. La Chine et le Japon. Une prétendue histoire. Le général Oudet. Les Juifs. Mort de Napoléon. In-12 Broché. Bon état. Couv. légèrement passée. Dos satisfaisant. Quelques rousseurs Classification Dewey : 944.05-Premier Empire, 1804-1815 [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        Opere edite ed inedite del professore L. G. raccolte e pubblicate per cura dell'Accademia delle Scienze dell'Istituto di Bologna. Segue: Aggiunta alla collezione delle opere di L. G. Osservazioni intorno ad un articolo del chiarissimo signor profes.

      Emidio dall'Olmo,, Bologna, 1841 - In-4º grande (315x235mm), pp. (4), 120; 505, (3), con ritratto del Galvani inciso in rame da Marchi su disegno di Spagnoli, facsimile di una lettera dell'autore, 9 tavvole f.t. di cui 4 ripiegate. Bella legatura novecentesca in m. marocchino e angoli con dorso a nervi adorno di titolo in oro; conservata la brossura editoriale. Fresco esemplare in barbe e a pieni margini. Prima edizione collettiva, curata da Silvestro Gherardi, delle opere di Galvani (1737-1798), con una biografia dell’Autore. L'edizione raccoglie le classiche opere galvaniane sull’elettricità animale (tra cui la prima edizione critica del De viribus electricitatis) ed alcune memorie anatomiche mai pubblicate in precedenza, oppure apparse nei volumi dei Commentari dell’Istituto delle Scienze. Il Gherardi, che insegnò fisica a Bologna tra il 1827 e il 1848, ebbe accesso ai manoscritti originali del Galvani conservati presso la biblioteca dell’Accademia delle Scienze. Tra gli scritti inediti, che testimoniano quanto il Galvani fu attivo anche nel campo dell’anatomia e della fisiologia, ricordiamo: De ossibus; De renibus et ureteribus volatilium; De volatilium aure; De Manzoliniana suppelectili; Disquisitiones anatomicae circa membranam pituitariam. F. Ronalds, Catalogue of books and papers relating to electricity, magnetism, etc. including the Ronalds Library, London, 1880, p. 191. Wheeler Gift, 999. F. Rossetti-G. Cantoni, Bibliografia italiana di elettricità e magnetismo, Padova, 1881, p. 45. [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        Eröffnung des Sarges Napoleons auf der Insel St. Helena den 16ten October 1840.,

      Druck u. Verlag d. Steindruckerei d. Hermann Engel in Wien o. J. [ca. 1841]. - Orig.-Lithogr. 63 x 76 cm. Ränder z.T. braunfleckig, Faltstellen. Randläsuren unterlegt. Die Randillustrationen zeigen Feierlichkeiten des Einzuges und das Leichenbegräbnis in Paris durch den Arc de Triomphe etc. Zentralbild: 35, 5 x 54 cm. Gewicht in Gramm: 2000

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        Autograph letter signed "Francilla"

      3 pp., densely written on two conjugate octavo leaves. Weimar, March 4, 1841. To Madame Maschinka Schubert, "famous artist." With integral address panel. In German, with translation. An important letter, describing the German premiere of Bellini's "La Sonnambula" by the celebrated contralto singing Amina, one of her most famous roles. "Over the course of six days in Leipzig, I sang three times, came here the other morning, where the next rehearsals were already awaiting me... Besides La Sonnambula and Romeo, I also sang Norma; all three performances were sold out... and applause was just what you would wish for in Germany. The Sonnambula was performed here for the first time. I confess that I enjoyed greatly making this dear opera known... The tenor Götze is very good and sang and acted with a passion... So the opera caused a big splash. I was called out twice, which, I was told, happens never, or at least only very rarely..."Slightly soiled and foxed; minor tears and paper defects; creased at folds. . Pixis was the foster-daughter of the pianist and composer Johann Peter Pixis (1788-1874), "who had recognized her vocal gifts... Pixis was her principal teacher, although she studied further with Josephine Fodor-Mainville, Henriette Sontag, Rossini and Paer... Her voice was powerful and sonorous, free from strain at louder dynamics and, when required, softly beautiful. Among her most renowned roles were Amina (La sonnambula), Romeo (I Capuleti e i Montecchi), Norma, Rosina (Il barbiere di Siviglia) and Gabriella (Mercadante's Gabriella di Vergy). Pixis conceived his operetta Die Sprache des Herzens for her, and Pacini wrote for her the leading role in his Saffo (1840)." Gaynor G. Jones et al in Grove online Madame Schubert, a coloratura soprano, was the wife of Franz Schubert (1808-1878), violinist and composer, eldest son of the composer and double bass player Franz Anton Schubert (1768-1827), and daughter of the Kapellmeister Georg Abraham Schneider (1770-1839) and singer Caroline Portmann. "She made her début in London in 1832 and was later a valuable, versatile member of the Dresden Opera, her range including soubrette and tragic roles." Grove online

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        Inaugural Address of President Harrison. National Intelligencer .... Extra. Thursday, March 4, 1841

      [Washington, 1841. Folio broadside. Very rare first printing of Harrison's inaugural address: the longest in United States history and what many believed caused his death after only thirty-two days in office, the shortest tenure of any American President. On a cold and wet March 4, 1841, newly-elected President William Henry Harrison famously delivered this address without coat or hat. The longest inaugural address in United States history, his anti-Jackson/Van Buren, pro-Whig agenda took over two hours to deliver. In the days following the address and the inaugural balls, Harrison caught a cold. The cold lingered, and pneumonia and pleurisy set in. Harrison would die on April 4, 1841, on his thirty-second day in office -- the shortest tenure of any American President -- becoming the first President to die in office. We could locate but five surviving examples of this broadsheet extra, with none in the Library of Congress. (24 x 19 1/2 inches). Text in 5 columns, divided by single rules.

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      1841 - [WEBSTER, Daniel, signed]. AN AMERICAN PASSPORT SIGNED BY DANIEL WEBSTER AND EDWARD EVERETT, CA. 1841. Red leather folding case with tabbed closure, 16.2 x 10.5 cm. Spine sunned, moderate wear and soil to covers. "F. Bacon's Passport" in gilt lettering on front cover. Affixed to front pastedown is a folded four page document, the actual printed passport of the United States of America, 42 x 25.5 cm. The first page is the printed document, with the bearer's name and description inked in, and with Daniel Webster's signature as Secretary of State to bottom right corner. The space for the bearer's signature is blank, under which is the signature of Henry Ledyard. Edward Everett, the U.S. Minister to Great Britain at that time, who was stationed at London, and Webster's eventual successor as Secretary of State, signed on the verso at the top left corner. Travels from 1841-1842 in England, France and Italy are documented, with the appropriate stamps, in the subsequent 20 pages; the rest of the booklet is blank. Bacon's wife, Ann Devon, is also listed on the passport proper. An interesting piece of mid-19th century ephemera.

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        Rare William H. Harrison Land Grant signed in his name by a secretary appointed by Harrison with the advice and consent of the Senate

      Rare partly printed presidential Document Signed ?W.H. Harrison By N.P. Causin Jr Secy,? one page, 16.25? x 10?. Washington, March 25, 1841. On parchment. Countersigned ?J. Williamson? as Recorder of the General Land Office. General Land Office Seal affixed with red wax a lower left. Small hole in blank area at crossing of two folds. Fine condition.Grant of land to ?John Hustis, of Milwaukee County, Wisconsin Territory? who has made full payment ?for the West half of the South East quarter of Section seventeen, in Township nine North, of Range fifteen East, in the District of Lands subject to sale at Milwaukee, Wisconsin Territory, containing eighty Acres...?On March 2, 1832, ?An Act prescribing the mode by which Patents for Public Lands shall be signed and executed? was signed into law by President Andrew Jackson. It provided ?That it shall be lawful for the President of the United States, by and with the advice and consent of the Senate, to appoint a Secreta

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        Ausgewahlte Werke. (12 Parts, Bound in 2 Volumes)

      Schwetschke und Sohn 1841 - Early collection of Fouque works, in German, bound into 2 volumes. Sturdy modern hardcover bindings (circa mid-twentieth century) of slate blue buckram, gilt titled on spines. Volume One contents: "Der Held des Nordens" in 3 parts (1841, Halle; Schwetschke und Sohn). "Der Zauberring" in 3 parts (1855, Braunsechweig; Schwetschke und Sohn). Volume Two contents: "Sintram und Seine Gefahrten" (1863, Braunsechweig; Schwetschke und Sohn); "Undine" (1841, Halle; Schwetschke und Sohn); "Novellen, Erzahlungen, Schauspiele und Gedichte" in 4 parts (1841, Halle; Schwetschke und Sohn). VERY GOOD. Books are clean and unmarked, excepting light pencil notation on first title page. Pages are very good, clean and complete with light to moderate foxing with occasional spottings to pages. Covers are clean and sharp, lightly shelf rubbed. Bindings and hinges tight, intact and straight. Page trim: 3-3/4 x 5-1/8" [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        HISTORIA DE ESPAÑA ESCRITA POR EL PADRE JUAN DE MARIANA, con la continuación de Miniana y demás autores hasta el año de 1808.

      Oficina del Establecimiento Central. Madrid, 1841 - -1843. 21 cm. 25 tomos: (I-II) IV-219+216 pág. (III-IV) 220+215 pág. (V-VI) 223+224 pág. (VII-VIII) 214+204 pág. (IX-X) 216+208 pág. (XI-XII) 208+199 pág. (XIII-XIV) 199+206 pág. (XV-XVI) 198+207 pág. (XVII-XVIII) 184+202 pág. (XIX-XX) 204 pág.+202 pág. (XXI-XXII)198+201 pág. (XXIII-XXIVXXV) 190+202+114+78 pág. de índices. Texto a dos columnas. 25 tomos enc. en 12 vol. en media piel, tejuelos, cortes pintados, planos algo rozados. * Edición aumentada "con todos los sucesos que comprenden la historia de su levantamiento, guerra y revolución, escrita por el conde de Toreno, y las de los demás escritores de nuestros días hasta el pronunciamiento de 1º de setiembre de 1840". Palau 151695. CCPB 82907-2. Historia de España. Siglo XIX. Història d'Espanya Libros modernos a partir de 1830 español

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        VOYAGE à CONSTANTINOPLE, dans l'Asie Mineure, en MESOPOTAMIE, A PALMYRE, en Syrie, en PALESTINE et en EGYPTE.

      - Bruxelles, Grégoir, Wouters et Cie, 1841. 2 tomes en 1 vol. de 234-304 pp.; demi-veau vert, dos lisse orné ( reliure de l'époque ). Edition originale. Exemplaire très bien conservé. Infimes rousseurs. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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      1342 Paginas + Album De Inscripciones. A L Imprimerie Royale, Paris. 1841 - Contiene los tratados siguientes : ESSAI SUR LES BAS-RELIEFS ANTIQUES. DES COSTUMES ANTIQUES. BAS-RELIEFS EGYPTIENS. BAS-RELIEFS GRECS ET ROMAINS. BAS-RELIEFS DE LA GALERIE D ANGOULEME. INSCRIPTIONS GRECQUES. INSCRIPTIONS LATINES. Encuadernado a la segunda parte va INSCRIPTIONS GRECQUES ET ROMAINES DU MUSEE ROYAL DU LOUVRE ( 1839 ) con XC laminas. Encuadernacion en holandesa media piel algo rozada. Size: 4º. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Don Carlos ed i suoi fifensori, opera d'. Tradotta, rifusa ed ampliata di ritratti e biografie da Gaetano Valeriani

      dalla tipografía di Matteo Vara, Napoli 1841 - 183 p. inc. port., 26 litografías a toda plana, la mayor parte de las mismas, retratos y alguna vista. Plena piel de época, greca dorada en planos, lomo liso, hierros dorados.Primera edición italiana. En 1837 el retratista francés Isidore Magués, guerrillero y más tarde general, se dirige a Durango con el fin de realizar por encargo de D. Carlos María Isidro de Borbón Parma, una serie de retratos de la corte afincada en aquella población así como de sus mas íntimos colaboradores, generales y personajes cercanos al pretendiente Carlista Don Carlos María Isidro de Borbón Parma. Este es el origen de este libro que recoge los retrato tomados in situ de los personajes carlistas y que apareció editado por vez primera dicho año en París y más tarde en Nápoles en esta edición que ofrecemos.

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        Calcutta from Garden Reach. HMS Calliope Saluting. [Original Watercolour].

      1841 - 1841. Watercolour on paper, ca. 31x54 cm (12 x 21 ¼ in). Signed in ink "G. Meynell" in the left lower corner. Captioned and dated in pencil on verso by the artist. Recently mounted and matted. A very good watercolour. The watercolour shows the moment of the British warship HMS Calliope going through the Garden Reach - the entrance to the port of Kolkata on the Hooghly River. "The port of Kolkata is the oldest operational port in India, having originally been constructed by the British East India Company, and it was the premier port in British India in the 19th century" (Wikipedia). The port's buildings and a grand residence on the bank to the left, as well as a boat carrying two Europeans being rowed by Indians, are shown in the watercolour. The time of the event shown by the artist is known to be August-September 1841 when HMS Calliope arrived to Kolkata from Canton with $6 million of ransom money taken during the marine operations of the First Opium War (1839-1842). HMS Calliope (28 guns, built in 1837) participated in the blockade of the mouth of the Pearl River and operations at Canton in 1841. Circa Aug 1841 it departed for Calcutta with the bulk of the Canton ransom money (See: Clowes, W.L. The Royal Navy: A History from the Earliest Times to the Present. In 7 vols. Vol. 6. London, 1901. P. 294). The artist, Francis Meynell, was a midshipman on Calliope (See: Allen, J. The New Navy List and General Record of the Service of Officers of the Royal Navy and Royal Marines. London, 1853. P. 146). "Meynell entered the navy as midshipman during the campaign in China, on board the Calliope. He was mentioned for the assistance rendered at the capture on 13 March 1841 of the last fort protecting the approaches of the city of Canton" (National Maritime Museum (Greenwich) on-line). [Later he served as] mate in the Penelope during anti-slavery operations off the west coast of Africa, [and was promoted Lieutenant in 1846]. During the Crimean War 1853-55 he served on HMS Royal George. His illustrated journal mostly dedicated to the Baltic campaign of the Crimean War (1853-55) is now in the collection of the National Maritime Museum (Greenwich).

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        Chess Player's Chronicle, The

      432 pages with diagrams. Octavo (8 3/4" x 5 3/4") bound in period cloth with blind stamped covers with gilt insignia, and gilt decoration and lettering to spine. Title in red and green. Volume II (2). (Betts: 7-1) First edition.The Chess Player's Chronicle, founded by Howard Staunton and extant from 1841?"56 and 1859?"62, was the world's first successful English-language magazine devoted exclusively to chess. Various unrelated but identically or similarly named publications were published until 1902. The earliest chess magazine in any language was the French Le Palamède, published in 1836-39 and 1842-47. In 1837 George Walker introduced an English-language magazine, the Philidorian, that was devoted to "chess and other scientific games". Only six issues of it were published, and it "expired in May, 1838". The Chess Player's Chronicle became the first successful English-language chess magazine. In 1840 or 1841 Staunton bought the fortnightly magazine The British Miscellany and Chess Player's Chronicle. In 1841 it became The Chess Player's Chronicle. In 1843, the Chess Player's Chronicle became a shilling monthly magazine. Staunton "made the inclusion of a large number of games by himself and other leading players of the day a special feature" of the magazine. He also used the magazine as a forum for attacking others. Staunton was the owner and editor of the magazine until the early 1850s, when he sold it to R.B. O'Brien. O'Brien became editor of the magazine, but was unable to continue its success and discontinued it in 1856 because of financial losses and his own illness. It reappeared in 1859 under the editorship of Ignatz Kolisch, Zytogorski, and Josef Kling, but survived only until July 1862. Thereafter, a number of magazines appeared with the same or similar name (such as Chess Players' Chronicle) appeared. Arthur Skipworth, assisted by William Wayte and Charles Ranken, wrote The Chess Players' Quarterly Chronicle, which was published in York from February 1868 to December 1871. Skipworth, who had left Bilsdale for Tetford Rectory, Horncastle, and John Wisker became the editors of the new The Chess Players' Chronicle in February 1872. Johann Löwenthal began writing for it in 1873. The magazine ran until 1875. In January 1876, it was succeeded by The Chess Player's Chronicle, whose editor-in-chief was J. Jenkin of Helensburgh. Its editorial staff consisted of Jenkin, Skipworth, Ranken, Wayte, and Andrew Hunter of Glasgow. Billed as a "monthly record of provincial chess", it was published at Glasgow, costing sixpence. Its short run under Jenkin's editorship was marked by xenophobia. The February issue stated that the West End Club had "cleared away the disturbing foreign element which infected the Divan" and referring to Wilhelm Steinitz as "the hot-headed little Austrian". Its third and last issue was published in March. The magazine reappeared in January 1877. It was now under Ranken's editorship, assisted by J. Crum, G. B. Fraser, Skipworth, and Wayte. The first issue apologized for "certain offensive statements and insinuations, seriously affecting the honor of some eminent players", and explained that some members of the present editorial staff had only contributed games and other inoffensive material to it in 1875. Ranken continued to edit the magazine until September 1880. In 1881, the title was enlarged to The Chess Player's Chronicle

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        A TOPOGRAPHICAL HISTORY OF SURREY. The geological section by Gideon Mantell.

      Robert Best Ede, Dorking. & Tilt and Bogue, London. 1841-48 - FIRST EDITION. FIVE VOLUMES. Small 4to. (9.4 x 6.4 inches). Illustrated with 129 steel engravings throughout. Some minor foxing to a few pages otherwise a very good, bright set recently bound in half brown calf, spines with five raised bands. Red and green labels, gilt. Marbled paper on boards. All edges marbled. A Lovely set.

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        Chromatography; or, A Treatise on Colours and Pigments and of their Powers in Painting. With presentation inscription from the author.

      Tilt and Bogue 1841 - New edition, "improved", with original green panels lettered and decorated in gilt and blind and a new leather spine decorated with raised bands and lettered in gilt. Original yellow end papers retained with stregthening at their hinge. Panels clean and bright with some browning and just a bit of wear to the edges, spine in excellent condition. A firm copy with contents in nice condition. Presented to The Royal Society of Artists, Birmingham, by C. J. Woodward. With the society's stamp on the front pastedown and title page a note that it was presented to them by C. J. Woodward on the ffep and a neat ref no dated 21/7/42 at the top of the ffep. With a quotation from Thornbury's Life of Turner about this book tipped to the front pastedown. Inscribed on the ffep "from the Author to E.W.Mackey Esq." [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Songs, Naval and National, of the Late Charles Dibdin.

      London: John Murray 1841 - Full crushed morocco by Riley, 7 inches tall. With guilt raised bands, titles, top edge, dentelles and very fine gilt tooling to the panels and boards. With many full page engravings by George Cruikshank. A magnificent copy of these highly entertaining songs. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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      Schmid Antal Betuivel 1841 - An extremely scarce, very early daguerreotype manual published in Hungary in 1841.

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        The English Hexapla : Exhibiting the Six Important English Translations of the New Testament Scriptures ; the Original Greek Text after Scholz

      London : Sanuel Bagster and Sons 1841 - Description: 1 vol. (various pagings) ; 32 cm. Subject: Bible. English N. T. --Versions. Very good copy in the original gilt-blocked buckram over bevelled boards; raised bands. Panel edges somewhat rubbed and dust-toned as with age. All edges gilt. 3 Kg. 1 pp. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Darstellung des Erzherzogthums Oesterreich unter der Enns, durch umfassende Beschreibung aller Burgen, Schlösser, Herrschaften, Städte, Märkte, Dörfer, Rotten &c. &c. topographisch-statistisch-genealogisch-historisch bearb. und nach den bestehenden vier Kreis-Vierteln alphabetisch gereihet.

      Vienna, in Commission der Schmidlschen Buchhandlung, 1831-1841. - 8vo. 34 vols. (4 series). With 100 engr. plates (some folding) and 8 lithographs. Contemp. half calf with double labels to gilt spine. Marbled endpapers; all edges marbled. Complete copy with all 108 plates. "Almost never encountered complete" (cf. Deuticke, Schönborn cat. IV, 295). This set, one of the most significant Austrian topographical works ever produced, is divided into four series: "Viertel unter dem Wienerwald" (1831-33, 7 vols.), "Viertel unter dem Manhartsberg" (1833-35, 7 vols.), "Viertel Ober-Wienerwald" (1835-38, 14 vols.), and "Viertel Ober-Manhartsberg" (1839-41, 6 vols.). The fine plates depict views of castles, monasteries, ruins, and landscapes, as well as historical documents. The collation of the present copy departs slights from that provided by Nebehay/Wagner: no. 50 "Die Capelle in Tulln" used as frontispiece (transposed with no. 49 "Schloss Greifenstein"), no. 83 "Der Lunzer See" used as frontispiece (transposed with no. 82 "Schloss Stiebar"). - According to Czeike, most of the volumes already published were destroyed in 1835 at the command of the government, as the title pages incorrectly gave the author's name with the noble title "von Sickingen". After being sentenced to a fine, the author published the subsequent volumes anonymously. - Very appealing set in uniform contemp. half calf; some volumes rubbed rather strongly, otherwise perfect. The volumes of the "Viertel Ober-Wienerwald" series are very ably bound in the uniform style around 1900. Interior is uncommonly clean and spotless. Last in the collection of Prof. Dr. Ferdinand Engel; several volumes have previous stamped ownership "A. G. E. von Seydel". Mayer coll. 7933. Eckl coll. III, 227. Czeike V, 181. Nebehay/Wagner III, 680. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Statistical Reports on the Sickness, Mortality, & Invaliding among Her Majesty's Troops serving in Ceylon; the Tenasserim Provinces; and the Burmese Empire. Prepared from the Records of the Army Medical Department, and War-Office Returns.

      London: printed by W. Clowes and Sons for Her Majesty's Stationery Office, 1841 - Folio (327 × 205 mm). Ex-Royal College of Surgeons' Library, ink-stamp and cancellation to title page only, light browning throughout, slight staining at the inner margin of prelims. and last few leaves, but overall very good in modern drab paper-covered boards, old label mounted on the upper board. Numerous tables, 5 of them folding. First edition. Tulloch's work represents the first fruits of the statistical enquiries into mortality that he began while serving in Burma. His painstaking gathering and interpretation of such data was to lead to his selection with Sir John McNeill to inquire into the Commissariat in the Crimea, resulting in controversial criticism of military arrangements and confrontation with Lord Lucan at a specially convened Board. "The Board's report rejected the findings of McNeill and Tulloch, shifting responsibility for supply difficulties from the Crimea to civilian departments in Whitehall. In 1857 Tulloch published a detailed justification of his actions in The Crimean Commission and the Chelsea Board, which drew further criticism from [the Commissary-General] but secured parliamentary approval; he was appointed KCB in April 1857." This copy inscribed, in a secretarial hand, "Presented to the Library of The Royal College of Surgeons by Sir James M'Grigor". M'Grigor, Wellington's Chief of Medical Staff in the Peninsula and a radical innovator of front-line medical practice, rose to become director-general of the Army Medical Department and instigated numerous key reforms to aid in the medical and social well-being of the British Army, one of which was the collection and collation of such medical reports from all military stations. Uncommon: five copies only on Copac, three of which appear to be in BL; OCLC lists just one copy in the NY Academy of Medicine. [Attributes: First Edition]

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        Les Français peints par eux-mêmes, encyclopédie morale du dix-neuvième siècle, Paris, L. Curmer, 1841-1842.

      - 8 volumes reliés demi-chagrin noir, titre doré, filets dorés, petite frise dorée en tête et en queue. Tous les volumes sont en date de 1841 sauf le volume 8 en date de 1842. Volume 1 : XVI + 580 p. + 8 p. de table + 49 pl. hors-texte ; Volume 2 : XVIII + 376 p. + mouillures claires en marge supérieure des 60 dernières pages, + 8 p. de table + 49 pl. hors-texte ; Volume 3 : XL + 352 + 8 p. + 48 pl. hors-texte ; Volume 4 : 392 p. + 10 p. de table + 49 pl. hors texte ; Volume 5 : CVII + 376 + 10 p. de table + 63 pl. hors-texte. Province : Volume 1 : 392 p. + 8 p. de table 49 pl. ; Volume 2 : VIII + 396 p. + + 8 p. de table + 50 pl. Volume 3 : VIII + 456 p. + 10 p. de table + 53 pl. hors-texte + une carte de France sur 2 feuilles. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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