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        Economia politica del Medio Evo

      Alessandro Fontana 1841 2°edi - Tre volumi, in 8°, pagine 457 - 435 - 432, brossura editoriale a stampa protetta da velina , fogli a barbe. Seconda edizione accresciuta dall'autore di giunte considerevoli ed importanti nei tre volumi. LIBRO 1° Condizione politica nel Medio Evo (pagine 457 Capo 1° Conquista dè Barbari, benefici e feudi Capo 2° Gerarchia sociale e ordini giudiziali prima del mille Capo 3° Ordinamento municipale sotto la deniminazione barbarica Capo 4° Feudi, stabilimento dei comuni rivoluzione dei rustici Capo 5° Riordinamento della giurisdizione ecclesiastica Capo 6° Ordinamento delle monarchie e dei comuni nei sec.XIII e XIV Capo 7° Ragioni tra sovrani e sudditi. Reggimento interno Capo 8° Diritto internazionale e corrispondenze tra stato e stato in tempo di pace Capo 9° Corrispondenza tra stato e stato in tempo di guerra Capo 10° Sminuzzamento dei popoli in troppe famiglie politiche LIBRO 2° Condizione morale nel Medio Evo (pagine 435) Capo 1° Potenza delle idee religiose del medio evo Capo 2° Culto e ordini religiosi Capo 3° Instituti ed opere di carità Capo 4° Costumi Capo 5° Delle feste Capo 6° Delle lettere e delle scienze Capo 7° Delle arti belle LIBRO 3° Condizione economica nel Medio Evo (pagine 432) Capo 1° Reggimenti politici, industria e agricoltura Capo 2° Polizia sopra la salute pubblica,le fabbriche,l'annona,i giochi e le donne di mala vita Capo 3° Delle varie condizioni delle proprietà Capo 4° Della popolazione Capo 5° Della vita privata Capo 6° Dell'erario pubblico, beni demaniali e dei tributi Capo 7° Del sistema monetario Capo 8° Ragguaglio delle monete antiche con le moderne, tavola delle monete valore col frumento Capo 9° Leggi marittime,navigazione,arti,credito,usura,cambio,prezzi di cose,opere e animali Nei tre libri sono presenti documenti inediti * Presente in ICCU in 35 Biblioteche d'Italia. Lingua: italiana| [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        Standing rules and regulations of the Legislative Council of Canada adopted in the first Session of the First Provincial Parliament. = Regles et reglements permanents du Conseil legislatif du Canada : adoptes dans la premiere Session du premier Parlement

      G. Desbarats & T. Cary, Kingston, ON. 1841 - xviii, [6]-69, xxxix, xii, xiii, [2], [1]-7, [1]-7. Title pages in English and French. Includes: Royal Instructions, Rules, Appendix, Index, Standing Orders on the subject of Divorce, and Prayers for the Parliament. Each section appears in English and in French. Very few copies apparently survive and none that we have traced mentions or includes in collation the two seven page Prayers / Prieres at rear. Original morocco, stamped in gilt on front with name Neilson / 1846 (or 1844) in ink beneath. Spine professionally and sympathetically repaired in leather. Final leaf of Index re-tipped in and closed tear repaired. Retains original blank endpapers, with pencil notation to verso of rear endpaper and to the pastedown facing. Clean interior in sturdy binding with no loose pages. Though without provenance, conceivably the copy owned by John Neilson, on whom from wikipedia: "Born in Dornal, Scotland, Neilson arrived in Quebec City, Lower Canada in 1791 to work for his uncle's printing company, which he inherited in 1793. Elected to the Legislative Assembly of Lower Canada in a partial election in 1818, he was re-elected until 1830 and supported the Parti canadien. In 1823, he accompanied Louis-Joseph Papineau to London to lobby against the Union project in the name of the majority of the MPs in the Legislative Assembly of Lower Canada. Again, in 1828 he was part of a delegation sent to London (UK) to present his party's demands for reform. In 1830, he took his distance from the Parti patriote, which he considered to be too radical. He opposed the Ninety-Two Resolutions of 1834, a rewrite of the 1828 demands for reform with a radical tone. In 1837, he was named to the Executive Council and Legislative Council; Nielson was a member of the Special Council that administered Lower Canada after the Lower Canada Rebellion. He opposed the Union after its enactment. In 1841, he was elected to the 1st Parliament of the Province of Canada in the riding of Quebec County. He was elected speaker, but in 1844 was appointed to the Legislative Council. He died at Cap-Rouge in 1848." [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Autograph letter, with original captioned ink sketch, to Henry Ridgard Bagshawe.

      Ramsgate, Kent: 19 January 1841 - Single leaf, hand-torn along one edge (225 × 182 mm); on recto, address panel with one-penny stamp (the famous Penny Black) with red cancellation, franks, red wax seal; pen-and-ink sketch over pencil outlines on verso. Housed in a dark blue quarter morocco slipcase with chemise made by The Chelsea Bindery. Small tear where seal opened (not affecting contents), four old paper repairs at folds on recto, a little dusty on address panel. A wittily satirical sketch by Pugin, the Roman Catholic architect, sent to his friend Henry Ridgard Bagshawe (1799-1870), a prominent Catholic lawyer. Bagshawe sat on the committee of the Lincoln's Inn Fields district New Church Erection Fund. That area already had the Sardinian Chapel, well-known as the oldest Roman Catholic chapel in London and restored since the Gordon Riots, but the 1840s was a time of rapid Catholic expansion and new churches were needed. The burning question for Pugin was: should the new Lincoln's Inn Fields church be built in the continental Roman Catholic style, or in the English gothic revival style that Pugin favoured? The sketch shows Bagshawe at his desk at 2 New Square, Lincoln's Inn, dressed in inquisitorial robes, having set aside his lawyer's wig and gown, studying the designs of Vitruvius. On the walls are two "approved" designs for round-domed Catholic churches (one of them St Peter's, Rome), while a picture of the English gothic or "pointed" St Peter's, London (i.e. Westminster Abbey) is partly torn. Around Bagshawe are instruments of torture and a display of condemned books, most of them Pugin's. The sketch is captioned by Pugin, "an old friend with a new face of a Catholic revivalist turn'd Greek inquisitor - Inquisitum 2 New Square. The torture every evening." The same year as this letter Pugin published The True Principles of Pointed or Christian Architecture in which he championed the gothic (the title is shown in the bookcase). Pugin was evidently seeking to twit Bagshawe out of his taste for Palladian porticoes and round domes of the kind Pugin stigmatised as "pagan". Pugin was the leading English architect to the Roman Catholic church in the early 1840s. Among his most important buildings were the Roman Catholic cathedrals of Southwark, Newcastle upon Tyne, and Nottingham, where the third Catholic bishop was Bagshawe's son, Edward. He also designed Mount St Bernard's Abbey, Leicestershire, the first monastery in England since the Reformation, and the Roman Catholic college of St Patrick, Maynooth, Ireland. But he is best remembered for his brilliant collaboration with Charles Barry at the Houses of Parliament, which consciously echoes the architectural style of Westminster Abbey. The two men had worked closely together in 1835-7 when Pugin produced the pen-and-ink drawings from Barry's designs that won the original competition, and after 1844 would collaborate again on the actual building. Bagshawe certainly knew Barry's work: his successful enlargement of the Royal College of Surgeons (1833) stood across from Bagshawe's chambers on the south side of Lincoln's Inn Fields. Barry had recently been commissioned by the government to rebuild the Lincoln's Inn Fields law courts, though his 1842 design (ironically in the Greek revival style, which Bagshawe would presumably have approved) was never executed. A superb relic of the English Catholic revival, complete with a rare example of the world's first adhesive postage stamp, the Penny Black, which was only in use for a year after its introduction in May 1840.

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        Histoire d’Alger et de la piraterie des Turcs dans la Méditerranée, à dater du seizième siècle.

      Paris, Chez Paulin, Libraire-Éditeur, 1841 - 2 vol. in-8° ; (2)-XII-447 pp./(2)-522 pp.-24 pp. [Eloge de M. Ch. de Rotalier], demi-chagrin havane, dos à nerfs joliment orné, caissons à froid, fleurons or, titre or, rel. de l’époque, bel exemplaire. « Ouvrage estimé » (Chadenat, 1977). Playfair, Algeria, 1116. Polak, 10880. Taillart, 1607. Édition originale rare. Ex-dono authoris sur la page de grand titre du premier volume. Étude consciencieuse – une référence – l’auteur a comparé toutes les relations espagnoles, italiennes et françaises. Excellent ouvrage traitant longuement de la piraterie des Turcs en mer Méditerranée et assez peu d’Alger qui fut la « capitale maritime » des Ottomans. N. B. : se trouve relié in-fine du tome deuxième L’Éloge de M. Ch. de Rotalier, prononcé devant l’académie des Sciences, Belles-Lettres et Arts de Besançon par l’abbé Besson en janvier 1850. FIRST EDITION. VERY NICE COPY.Un très bel exemplaire offert et signé par l'auteur. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Toldath Haaretz. [Sefer Toledot ha-Arez]. [Toledoth Toldot Toldos Toldoth Toldas harec ha-Aretz ha-arets Haarez Ha'arez Ha'aretz Ha'arets]. Historya [Historia] Naturalna Botanika; Mineralogia, I-III. [THREE VOLUMES].

      Warsaw, H. Bomberg (Zvi [Tsevi] Ya'akov); Warszawie, Drukarni J. Lebensona, 1841-59. - Three volumes bound in one. Octavo. Pp. 359; 96; 40. Three title-pages present. Handsome vignette illustration at end of approbations and introduction. Contemporary ownership inscriptions, stamps; browned, occasionally stained in places. Hardcover, bound in contemporary quarter calf and brown cloth, gilt lettering-piece to spine, cloth inner hinges. A moderately worn copy, overall good. ~ First edition. Written in Hebrew, mostly in Rashi script. The second volume, on botany, includes many Latin names. Joseph Schönhak was born at Tiktin, 1812; died at Suwalki, 1870. He led a retired life, devoting his time to writing and study. He was the author of "Ha-Mashbir" or "Aruk he-Hadash" (Warsaw 1858). His "Toldath Haaretz" (Toledot ha-Arez) is a natural history in three volumes. The subjects are arranged and classified, and a full description of each is given as to color, form, and habitat. Those that are mentioned in the Bible are given book, chapter, and verse; and so with those mentioned in the Talmud. The "Ha-Masbir" is an Aramaic-German rabbinical dictionary, based on Nathan ben Jehiel's "Aruk" ("Hamiluim oder Masbir Hachadasch. Aramäisch-rabinisch-deutsches Wörterbuch, Ergenzung zu dem Hamasbir oder Aruch" Warsaw 1869.) His "Sefer ha-Milluim" was published in Warsaw in 1869 ("Sefer Ha-Miluim Le-Aruch: A dictionary to the Talmud and Midrashim, based on the order of the Aruch, with clarification of readings and sources from the Babylonian and Palestian Talmuds, the Tannaitic Midrahsim (.)" was reprinted 1978, Jerusalem, Makor.) Bibliography: Ha-Maggid, 1870, No. 49; Fuenn, Keneset Yisrael, 1866. See also Isidore Singer and Julius Gottlieb: The Jewish Encyclopedia. Rare. OCLC locates copies in Brandeis, Jewish Theological Seminar, New York Public Library, Yeshiva University, Stanford, and UCLA only.

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        The Rhine, Italy and Greece

      London: Fisher, Son & Co, [1841] - 2 volumes in one vols., 4to. Engraved frontispiece and title to each volume. 31 engraved plates to vol. I; 38 engraved plates to vol. II. Publiser's deluxe green morocco binding, rehinghed, a.e.g., some spotting to plates

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        Opinions de divers auteurs sur le Guatemala et le Vera-Paz.

      Bruxelles, Lesigne 1841 - in-8, [4]-46 pp., broché sous couverture imprimée de l'éditeur. Rare opuscule au genre peu courant. A visée publicitaire et expansionniste, ce florilège d'extraits de livres de voyages ou d'articles a pour but d'encourager le départ de colons vers la petite République d'Amérique centrale, "indépendante" depuis 1821. Très éclectique on y trouve Las Casas, Humboldt. ou encore la Revue Britanique. Episode peu connu des efforts de la jeune Belgique pour se doter de débouchés coloniaux, et ce, bien avant Léopold II, la région de Santo Tomas du Guatemala fut l'objet d'une tentative de peuplement menée à partir de 1841 par la Compagnie belge de colonisation (l'éditrice de notre brochure). Déjà en 1834, une société anglaise, la Compagnie Commerciale et Agricole de l?Amérique Centrale, avait conçu de mettre en valeur cette région sans parvenir à ses fins (on comprend l'abondance d'extrait de la Revue Britanique de notre ouvrage). En 1840, un comité belge, soutenu par le ministre de l?intérieur, reprend ce projet. On assiste à la création d?une Société Belge de Colonisation, dont le but est de fonder un établissement de peuplement. La société s?engage vis-à vis des gouvernements belge et guatémaltèque à introduire mille familles en dix ans, à créer écoles, dispensaires et hôpitaux. En 1841, le navire Louise-Marie venant d?Ostende arriva à Santo-Tomas et y débarqua un premier contingent d?émigrés. Le manque d'intérêt et de soutien financier des Belges de la métropole, comme les dissensions classiques entre colons, causèrent un échec de la tentative. En 1845 il fallut songer à rapatrier une partie des migrants. Certains acceptèrent cependant de rester, et s'intégrèrent assez vite à la société guatémaltèque. Manque à Sabin comme à Palau. Seulement trois exemplaires au CCF. Cf. Leysbeth (Nicolas) : Historique de la colonisation belge à Santo Tomas (1938) Bon exemplaire. [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        Ireland: Its Scenery, Character Three volume set

      London How and Parsons 1841. G: in Good condition without dust jacket as issued. Covers rubbed with some scuffing to leather at extremities. Spines sunned. Tape repair to inner edge of page within volume three. Scattered foxing and some off-setting First Edition Half leather covers with marbled boards 260mm x 190mm (10" x 7"). 435pp, 468pp, 512pp. Maps and engraved plates with additional illustrations within the text.

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        Mobile. Taken from the Marsh Opposite the City Near Pinto's Residence

      W.J. Bennett, 1841. A HANDSOME VIEW OF MOBILE, ALABAMA BY FAMED AMERICAN ENGRAVER W.J. BENNETT Colored aquatint Framed size: 32" x 38 7/8" Sheet size: 20 1/2" x 27 3/8" Ca. 1841 Literature: Deak, Picturing America, No. 515 This vibrant view by W.J. Bennett depicts the City of Mobile, Alabama's only seaport. Located at the head of Mobile Bay on the Gulf of Mexico, the original settlement of Fort St. Louis de la Mobile was founded in 1702 by Jean Baptiste Le Moyne, twenty miles above the present location of the city. After the Mobile settlement was moved to its present site in 1710, it became a possession of England and later Spain. In 1813, however, America finally laid claim to the illustrious southern city. . Book.

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        Grammaire egyptienne, ou principes generaux de l'ecriture sacree egyptienne appliquee a la representation de la langue parlee, par Champollion le Jeune; publiee sur le manuscrit autographe par l'ordre de M. GUIZOT.

      Paris : Typographie de Firmin Didot Freres., 1841.. VIII, xxiii, 555 p., 32 x 23 cm. Half leather.. Good. Cover with worn edges and worn spine. Some pages with mildly foxed paper. Many pages with hieroglyphs, some in color. Indicated date on title page: 1836, indicated printig date on last page: 1841.

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      Imp Oficina Establecimiento Central - Madrid. 1841. 276pág + 2h. 20x15. 2Vol. Historia de la Revolución de Inglaterra, precedida de la historia de la nación inglesa hasta el reinado de Carlos I, y continuada hasta la reforma electoral de 1832 por Mr. Guizot y continuada por M.Hume; traducida del francés por R. Campuzano. Ref 5.5 Biblioteca A. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        William Henry Harrison Appoints Future Slavery Compromiser John J. Crittenden as Attorney General, and Antislavery Supreme Court Justice Joseph Story Swears Him In

      Partly Printed Document Signed \"W. H. Harrison\" as President, to John J. Crittenden. Presidential Appointment to the Office of Attorney General, Washington, D.C., March 5, 1841, 15.5\" x 11.75\". Countersigned by Daniel Webster as Secretary of State, with autograph endorsement signed by Supreme Court Justice Joseph Story. President Harrison, during his 32-day tenure in office, appoints Kentucky lawyer and U.S. Senator John J. Crittenden to the post of Attorney General. Expert restoration to several letters of engrossment and body of document, not affecting the Harrison signature at all. Certainly one of the best William Henry Harrison presidential items extant.Our current census finds only 30 Harrison signatures as president in any format (2 ALSs, 1 LS, 1 ANS, 21 documents signed, and 3 clipped signatures). This is by far the most important known.In full: \"Know Ye, That reposing special trust and confidence in the Integrity, Abilities, and Learning of John J. Crittenden

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        Claims of the Jews to an Equality of Rights. Illustrated in a Series of Letters to the Editor of the Philadelphia Gazette.

      Philadelphia Printed by C. Sherman & Co. 1841 - The First Major Work Of Isaac Leeser LEESER, Isaac. The Claims of the Jews to an Equality of Rights. Illustrated in a Series of Letters to the Editor of the Philadelphia Gazette. Philadelphia: Printed by C. Sherman & Co., 5601 [1841]. First edition. Octavo (8 1/4 x 5 1/8 inches; 210 x 131 mm). 99, [1, blank] pp. Half morocco over contemporary marbled boards, rebacked to style. Red morocco spine label, lettered in gilt. A bit of light foxing and toning, primarily to the final signature. Inner hinges repaired. Overall a very good copy. "Leeser first achieved national renown in 1828 for his moving response, published in The Richmond Whig, to an attack on the Jews which had appeared in the London Quarterly Review and then been re-printed in American newspapers. Leeser's response was widely circulated and eventually re-published in book form in 1841 as The Claims of the Jews to an Equality of Rights. In 1829, with his reputation established and at the urging of Jacob Mordecai, one of Richmond's leading Jewish figures, Leeser applied for and was elected to the post of Hazan (Cantor and Reader of the prayer service) of the Congregation Mikveh Israel in Philadelphia." (Penn Libraries) Rosenbach 476 HBS 66894. $2,500 [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        William Henry Harrison exceedingly rare presidential signature!

      [Washington] Exceedingly rare signature ?W.H. Harrison? as President and ?Danl Webster? as Secretary of State, 1p, 5? x 2?. [Washington, March 1841]. Light rectangular toning at signatures. ?Secretary of State? is printed to the right of Webster?s signature. Light mounting stains on verso at edges. Both signatures, undoubtedly cut from a presidential appointment requiring the signature of the Secretary of State, are darkly penned. Fine condition.President-elect William Henry Harrison had left Cincinnati on January 26, 1841, and arrived in Washington on February 9th. He spent 10 days in Virginia, February 17-27, including two days at his family home in Berkeley where he worked on his inaugural address, before returning to Washington on the 28th, just four days before his March 4th inauguration. After completing his inaugural address, he gave it to Daniel Webster, whom he had asked to be his Secretary of State, to edit it. At 8,445 words, it?s almost twice as long as any o

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        Old Curiosity Shop

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

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        "Regeln, Ablaß und Andachten, aller christglaubigen Seelen-Bruderschaft unter dem Titel und Schutz des heiligen Laurentii Mart. ... in dem ... Gotteshaus, Pfarrkirche Egern" usw. Mittig Darstellung der Mutter Gottes mit Kind, schwebend über einer Gesamtansicht von Rottach-Egern, unten Inschrift "Maria Mutter der Gnaden in Egern nächst Tegernsee." Mit Holzschnittbordüre.

      . Kupferstich von Klauber, Augsburg, mit Typendruck bei J. Rösl, München, dat. 1841, 10 x 7 cm (Marienbild) bzw. 38,5 x 32 cm (Bordüre).. Mit hs. Namens- und Datumseintrag der Aufnahme in die Bruderschaft für "Juliana Wagner von Wiessee", dat. 10. August 1855. Die Bruderschaft ist der "Erz-Bruderschaft zu Altenhof in München aggregiret" und widmet sich dem Gebet für die "christglaubigen Seelen im Fegfeuer". - Geglättete Längs- und Querfalten, unten ein schwacher Wasserrand.

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        Topographische Handels -, General -, Post - und Strassenkarte des österreichischen Kaiserstaates + Handbuch zur topographischen Handels - General - Post - und Straßenkarte des Oesterreichischen Kaiserstaates mit einer Ueberschreitung der Monarchie-Gränzen. Entworfen, herausgegeben und Sr. Excellenz ...... Joseph Freyherrn v. Eichhoff, erfurchtsvoll gewidmet

      Wien Aus der k.k. Hof- und Staats-Aerarial-Druckerey 1841,. 0 S., Karte: 4 Kartenteile a 76 x 46 cm, auf Leinen aufgezogen. Jeder Kartenteil aus 10 Segmenten bestehend. Kartusche links unten. Colorierte Grenzen. Gestochen von Joh. David, Projiciert und gezeichnet von Jac. Wobisch, gedruckt von Joh. Feyertag. 1841. Buch: 8°, OPbd. mit weißem Papierrückenschildchen. 425 Seiten, einer mehrfach gefalteten, gestochenen Karte im Anhang: "Karte der Oder_ Elbe_ Rhein und Schelde Mündungen. Als Beilagsblatt zur grossen topographischen Handelskarte der österreichischen Kaiserstaates:". 2. Auflage 1840. Mit 18, einfach gefalteten Tafeln: "Statistik der oesterreichischen Monarchie", mit 2 Blätter: "Tafel - Uebersicht des Flächenraumes ..." , mit "Tafeln der bekanntesten und .. warmen und kalten heilquellen, Seebäder und Gesundbrunnen in und außer Europa", mit "Tafeln - Uebersicht der bekanntesten geographsichen Ortsbestimmungen unseres Erdballes", "Tafel der vorzüglichsten wirklöich geprägten als Rechnungsmünzen, im Vergleich ...Conventions-Münzfuße", "Tafel Vergleichuing der vorzüglichsten Gewichte mit dem Wiener Pfund", "Tafel ...Fußmaße ..", "Tafgel vergleichung der .. Meilenmaße ...", etc. etc. Gdsasmt 15 Tafeln, von Jahrmärkten bis Zollämter, Längengrade usw. Kartenblätter und Buch in kartonschuber der Zeit mit Rückenschildchen. Sauberer und sehr guter Zustand, sowohl des Buch als auch der Karte. Selten.

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        Three weeks after the death of Whig President William Henry Harrison, Democrat James K. Polk will reschedule a speech ? ?I have learned that President Tyler has recommended ? Friday the 14th May as one of fasting and prayer throughout the U. States. Upon learning this fact my opinion is that it would not be proper for me to address the people on that day. It would be improper in itself ? and might be seized upon and used by my political opponents??

      Autograph Letter Signed ?James K. Polk? as Governor of Tennessee, 1p, 7.25? x 12.25?. Greenville, Tennessee, April 30, 1841. Integral leaf addressed by Polk to ?John W. Ford Esqr / McMinnville / Tennessee.? Partial Greenville May 1st postmark. Silked. Uniformly toned, lightened at perimeter from prior display. Fine condition.Headed by Polk ?Private.? In full, \"Since writing to you proposing appointments at V. Buren C.H. McMinnville & Woodbury, I have learned that President Tyler has recommended the day preferred for Woodbury ?" (Friday the 14th May) as one of fasting and prayer throughout the U. States. Upon learning this fact my opinion is that it would not be proper for me to address the people on that day. It would be improper in itself ?" and might be seized upon and used by my political opponents. I have to request therefore that you will countermand the notices for the appointment for Woodbury ?" for the 14th May, & say to the peopl

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        Die politisch-reformatorische Richtung der Deutschen im XVI. und XIX. Jahrhundert. Ein Beitrag zur Zeitgeschichte.,

      Belle-Vue, Druck und Verlag der deutschen Volkshalle, 1841 - VIII, IV, 376 Seiten, 1 Bl. *Erste Ausgabe. - Bothien, Belle-Vue 128. - nicht bei Stammhammer u. Friedlaender. -"Ein Werk, das er selbst als den Inbegriff aller seiner bisher gedruckten Schriften bezeichnet. Es enthält eine kritische Betrachtung des Staats- und Verfassungsrechts der Deutschen in seiner Entwicklung, so wie besonders eine Vergleichung der staatsrechtlichen, socialen und politischen Zustände, die zu der reformatorischen Bewegung im 16. und 19. Jahrhundert hindrängten. Als hauptsächliche Ursache dieser unerquicklichen Zustände sieht W. in beiden Zeitaltern die Vernichtung der Reichsgewalt oder der Nationaleinheit an, deren Wiederherstellung das erste Hauptwerk jener Bewegungen sein sollte; er fordert deshalb auch einmüthiges Zusammenstehen des Volkes zum Kampfe gegen dessen Bedrücker und gegen die Anmaßungen Frankreichs dem zerstückelten Deutschland gegenüber" (ADB). - Die Resonanz auf das Werk war von allen Seiten ablehnend, in Preussen wurde das Buch verboten. Laut Bothien büßte der Verf. mehrere hundert Gulden an den Verlagskosten ein. Leicht gebräunt, insgesamt gut erhalten. Sprache: de Gewicht in Gramm: 800 Leinenband der Zeit mit Rückenschild. [Attributes: First Edition]

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        The American Journal of the Medical Sciences Volumes 1 thru 48

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

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        Virginians prepare to mourn the loss of William Henry Harrison and orders the sermon to be published

      Autograph Letter Signed "Jno. W. Schoolfield", with "E.S. Watson", "J.F. Pendleton", "E.W. Jones", and "Thos. M. Smyth", 1 p., 7.5" x 12.75", Marion, [Va.], April 30, 1841, to Reverend Mr. Harlow of Emory & Henry College with integral transmittal leaf addressed to Harlow. Usual folds, position of transmittal leaf neatly torn away, penciled mathematical equations on leaf. Together with Letter Signed "Jno. W. Schoolfield", "James F. Pendleton", "Thos. M. Smyth", "E.W. Jones" and "E.S. Watson", 1 p., 8" x 13", Marion, Va., May 14, 1841, to Reverend Mr. Harlow and addressed to same on the integral address leaf. Usual folds.The April 30th letter concerns the arrangements for a funeral service to be held in the memory of the recently deceased William Henry Harrison, the first President of the United States to die in office. The five man committee writes, in full: "We have been appointed a committee in behalf of a meeting held on this day at this place to 'Select and invite some

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        Essai sur les Glaciers et sur le Terrain Erratique du Bassin du Rhone

      One large folding hand-tinted map (tear neatly repaired without loss), 8 lithographic plates (one folding), & text illus. 2 p.l., x, 363 (i.e. 362) pp., one leaf of errata. 8vo, orig. printed upper wrapper bound in cont. half-cloth & marbled boards, spine gilt. Lausanne: M. Ducloux, 1841. First edition. This is a classic work on the phenomenon of erratic blocks and the function of glaciers in transporting them. Charpentier's theory, delivered in a paper in 1834, was met with disbelief and scorn. "Undismayed, Charpentier continued his observations and invited the incredulous to visit him and see the evidence for themselves. Among his visitors was Louis Agassiz, who was soon carried away with such enthusiasm for the theory of the Ice Age that he visited a number of glaciers and blocks and rushed into print, ahead of Charpentier, with his Études sur les Glaciers (1840)...Charpentier received Agassiz' book on 28 October 1840, three days before he finished his own Essai sur les Glaciers, which was published in February 1841. The scrupulous care with which he weighed the evidence and described the phenomenon of erratic blocks and the function of glaciers in transporting them makes this book a classic."-D.S.B., III, p. 211. While Agassiz is generally credited with the origin of the theory of the Ice Age, the theory had in fact been developed long before by Charpentier. Very nice copy with a presentation inscription from the author on the upper wrapper: "à Monsieur Schwedler hommage de l'auteur" (the final four letters of "auteur" have been cropped by the binder's knife). .

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        Two Years Before the Mast

      Rare English Edition of Two Years Before the MastDANA, Richard Henry, Jr. Two Years Before the Mast. A Personal Narrative of Life At Sea London: Bradbury and Evans, [N.d., ca. 1841].Rare English edition. Small quarto. 124 pp. Printed in double columns like the first English edition, published by Moxon but this copy is on better quality paper. Advertisement dated Aug. 1, 1841, Dana\'s Birthday. Only 1 copy came up at auction that was a presentation copy in unbound sheets. This copy does not have an imprint on verso of title as first English, but it had Bradbury and Evans imprint at end.Therefore, it is possible(?) that this was a printer\'s proof copy or pirated copy. Bound in modern half calf over marbled boards, stamped in black on spine. Stamp of \"Henry Samuel\" on a few pages. Foxing to the first few leaves, otherwise fine.\"Dana, a man of great energy, wrote Two Years before the Mast and taught elocution at Harvard while attending classes there. His book, published in 1840, was an immediate success in the United States and in England, and it permanently influenced works about the sea, making their authors both more realistic about and also more cognizant of the common sailor\'s plight. About thirty books with titles echoing Dana\'s were published by 1860. The most notable literary beneficiary was Herman Melville, who in Chapter 24 of White-Jacket (1850) calls Two Years before the Mast \"unmatchable\" and whose Moby-Dick (1851) shows several traces of its influence. \" (American National Biography).HBS 66367.$1,000

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        "Kaiser Maximilian verleiht A. Dürer das Künstlerwappen" (Andresen).

      . Radierung, in der Platte monogr. und dat. "E(ugen) N(eureuther) 1841", 53,5 x 41,5 cm.. Im Rand unten mit Trockenstempel "Kunst Verein in Augsburg", darüber "Eugen Neureuther invenit et fecit". - Andresen, Handb. Bd. II, Neureuther 1; Bötticher, Original-Radirungen Nr. 17; Slg. Maillinger Bd. II, 2726; Slg. Proebst 2021; Lentner 12673: "Albrecht-Dürer-Kostümfest im Odeon in München 1840. Gedenkblatt darauf ... umgeben von einer reichen Arabeske, die mit zahlr. Figuren, Portraits Münchn. Künstler geschmückt ist". - Rechts alt geschlossener Randeinriß bis knapp in die Darstellung.

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        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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        Informe sobre las contribuciones de la Isla de Cuba dado a pedimento del Excmo. S. D. Antonio Larrua[,] Intendente de la Habana en Noviembre 1841, con notas posteriores. Por ***. New York, La Agencia Europea, 1849. 8vo. With letterpress title-page and a drop-title "Informe" in decorated capitals on the first page of text. Disbound (was stitched, then later sewn on 2 recessed cords) and loosely inserted in a red silk folder, kept in a matching red morocco box, lined with red silk and each side with red silk on an inset panel in a blind-tooled frame.

      Goldsmiths'-Kress Microfilm Series 36392.16; cf. WorldCat (reproduction only); not in Palau; Sabin. Interesting report on the taxes collected in Cuba for the intendant of Havana, Antonio Larrua, in November 1841. The report contains demographic data from the 1841 census (including the number of slaves), information on trade in Cuba (including the export figures for sugar, tobacco, etc.) and figures for the import of grain from the United States. The last section, beginning on page 19, dscusses the problem of contraband.With pencilled annotations in the margins and one running across the text. Good copy of a rare report.

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        Voyage au Pole Sud et dans l'Oceanie sur les corvettes l'Astrolabe et la Zelee, execute par ordre du roi pendant les annees 1837, 1838, 1839, 1840. 22 (of 23) text-volumes (in 19) and 6 atlas-volumes (in 4) in 23 volumes.

      Paris, Gide et Baudry, 1841-1855.. Large 8vo, Large Folio and Imp.-Folio. Text-volumes with 3 plates. Atlas-volumes with 2 frontispieces and 528 (of 533) lithogr. and engr. plates, maps and plans. Contemp. half calf, gilt.. Sabin 21216; Nissen ZBI 1200. - Text-volumes: Dumont d'Urville. Histoire du voyage. 10 vols. 1841-1846; Vincendon-Dumoulin et Coupvent-Desbois. Physique. 1842; Vincendon-Dumoulin. Hydrographie. 2 vols. in 1. 1843-1851. 2 plates; Botanique. 2 vols. in 1. Vol. 1: Montagne, M. C. Plantes cellulaires. Vol. 2: Decaisne, J. Description des plantes vasculaires. 1845-1853; Hombron et Jacquinot. Zoologie. Vols. 1-4 (of 5). 1846-1853; Grange, M. J. Geologie, mineralogie et geographie physique du voyage. 2 parts in 1 vol. 1848. 1 plate.; Dumoutier. Anthropologie. 1854. - Atlas Pittoresque: 2 frontispieces, 198 plates and 9 maps. - Atlas Hydrographique: 57 maps. - Atlas Zoologique: 135 (of 140) plates. - Atlas Anthropologie: 50 plates. - Atlas Geologie, Mineralogie: 9 plates and 4 maps. - Atlas Botanique: 66 plates. - Some occasional browning or staining. A very nice set, uniformely and decoratively bound.

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        Plan zur Grundung einer sachsischen Colonie in den Vereinigten Staaten von Nord Amerika : Colonie Wettin

      [Leipzig ]: B G Teubner, [ 1841 ] First Edition. A very good copy. 4to.,.A prospectus for establishing a German colony between Pittsburgh and Lake Erie. The plan consisted of acquiring 12,000 acres of land and selling units of land ( each colonist was allowed a 6 acre plot of land and another site in the proposed city that was 60 x 120 feet). All of the land was to be subscribed prior to 1843. Certain critical skills were to be recruited for the colony with the inducement of free land for those first to sign up to emigrate (teachers, doctors, carpenters etc.). The map of the colony was to be prepared by the German travel writer and geographer Traugott Bromme who was a co-sponsor of the plan. The printed plan is very detailed as to rights and responsibilities of each colonist.

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        Abstract of the First and Second Reports of the Select Committee of the House of Commons on South Australia with An Abridgement of the Oral and Documentary Evidence

      London: printed for the South Australian Society by J.C. Hailes, 1841. Slim octavo, folding frontispiece map, a fine copy recent polished quarter calf, rubbed. Early reports from Adelaide. Most uncommon: early reports on South Australia with an interesting map of the region. The House of Commons select committee was charged with reporting on the perilous financial state of South Australia. Their findings were critical of the management of the South Australian Company and its chairman George French Angas. The present publication summarises the longer parliamentary reports for the convenience of shareholders in the company. The final leaf prints the statistics of the colony, while on the verso a number of advertisements relating to the South Australia Company and emigration are printed. This copy is from the library of religious activist and company shareholder Sir Culling Eardley Smith, with his details to the front blank endpaper and the note "to be returned" (effectively confirming that this was not fully published).

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        New Zealand, South Australia, and New South Wales : A record of recent travels in these colonies, with especial reference to emigration

      London: Smith, Elder and Co, 1841. Octavo, with engraved frontispiece, single plate and two folding maps, a lovely copy in the publisher's green blind blocked boards with gilt spine lettering. Good early material on New Zealand. First edition of 1841, with the undated title-page. 'Pleasant account of a ten months' visit to the Bay of Islands and Thames district in 1839-40, at the beginning of colonisation. Good description of Kororareka and its life; sale of Busby's township of Victoria; Treaty of Waitangi; Bishop Pompallier; defends the missionaries from Dr. Lang's charges; life of early settlers in the Thames and Waitemata; principal timber trees and flax; account of Adelaide and Sydney' (Hocken). This copy corresponds to the collation given by Ferguson 3232, with two maps and two engraved plates (including the frontispiece). Hocken's assertion that only the second edition of 1842 contains the maps is incorrect. The NZNB corrects Hocken's error, although for this first edition it records the frontispiece only and does not note the second plate.

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        Linz - Umgebung

      . Sammelblatt mit 1 Mittelansicht v. Linz (16 x 26 cm) umgeben v. 10 Randansichten. Lithographie v. Jos. Edelbacher, gedr. bei Höfelich in Wien. Linz, J. Scherrer 1841, 40 x 51 cm (Gesamtbild) - wir garantieren für die Echtheit. Nicht in Nebehay-W.- Sehr selten.- Die Randansichten zeigen: Eisenbahnbrücke; St. Magdalena; Freinberg; Ottensheim; Das Hartlische Kaffehaus am Dampfschiff Landungsplatz; Ebersberg; Wilhering; Pöstlingberg, Die Eisenbahnbrücke (je 7 x 19 cm) sowie: Das Donauthal oberhalb Linz; Eine Parthie auf der Eisenbahn nach St. Magdalena (je 8 x 26 cm).- Mit 3 fachm. restaurierten Einrissen.

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        Mr. Barlow's Magnicent Exhibition Hobart Town, Van Dieman's Land , Sydney, New South Wales Painted on the Spot by the Proprietor & Assistants at an Immense Expense. Is now open at 33, Red Lion Square, Holborn

      London, 1841. Printed hand-bill, 190 x 125 mm; fine. Australian panorama on show in London. A charming and very rare survival, advertising one of the earliest Australian panoramas to be shown in London. The work, by Edward Barlow but borrowing heavily from the Tasmanian Thomas Peck, was based on the contraption invented by the Frenchman Thiodon, who used mechanical devices, models, and lighting to create a sort of motion picture or "mechanical theatre". A smash wherever it was promoted, Barlow had some success in Sydney with the show, which must have encouraged him to take it to London. Such handbills, the most fugitive of printed history, are almost unrecorded, and we do not know of another example relating to Barlow's show. In 1833 George Peck created the "Theatre of Arts" in Hobart, basing it on Thiodon's theatre from London; he described the effect as 'forming a charming coup d'oeil, that will delight and surprise the beholder.' Peck's theatre had tremendous success for several years (see a terrific article by Robyn Lake, 'Adventures in Cybersound', online), but at some time seems to have been sold or leased to Barlow, who had arrived in Sydney on board the Lord Goderich in 1836. An arts entrepreneur, whilst in Sydney he tried his hand at a range of professions including lithographer, printer, architect and surveyor. In turn, Peck arrived in Sydney in 1838, and Barlow took over and hosted his own exhibition in Sydney in 1840. Whilst retaining many of the scenes, Barlow commissioned the scene painter George Keough to create Drop Scenes with more 'local content', presumably views and subjects relating to Sydney and surrounding area. The Sydney Herald reviewed the exhibition on 11 May 1840: 'We recommend all who have not seen this amusing exhibition to pay a visit forthwith. The scenery is, generally speaking well painted, and the automation works admirably. The price of admission is moderate, one and six pence for front seats and one shilling for back seats… The view of the Royal Hotel in flames is a vivid representation of that calamity.' In 1841 Barlow took the exhibition to London and exhibited it in his rooms at 33 Red Lion Square, where it also appears to have run for several months. An article appeared in the Sydney Gazette (12 February 1842) which notes 'We perceive by the late English Newspapers, that E.D. Barlow, formerly of the Theatre of Arts, Bridge Street Sydney, is exhibiting in London his panoramic views of Sydney and its environs, and of Hobart Town with Mount Wellington in the distance. Mr.Barlow has also had printed flaming hand-bills, setting forth the numerous beauties of the different localities depicted in his panorama, and containing quotations from the Sydney journals in proof of the accuracy of the representations. The exhibition and Mr.Peck's model of Hobart Town must give the English public a better idea of the extent of the capitals of New South Wales and Van Diemen's Land than it is possible to convey by any description.'.

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        Vita di Raffaele da Urbino. Disegnata da G. Riepenhausen.

      Rom, 1841.. 15 Blatt mit 13 Kupferstichen 4° (Format ca 24x37 cm), Interims-Broschur.. Zyklus von Umrisszeichnungen des Göttinger Malers und Kupferstechers Johannes Riepenhausen (1789-1860) nach der von Vasari überlieferten Vita Raffaels.- leicht gebräunt, Ränder etwas fingefleckig und eselsohrig, Gebrauchsspuren. Selten!

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        La Grece : pittoresque et historique - ancienne et moderne / par le Dr. Christopher Wordsworth ; traduite par E. Regnault [Greece: pictorial, descriptive, and historical. French]

      Paris : L. Curmer, 1841. 1st Edition. Very good copy bound in contemporary gilt-blocked, leather-backed marbled boards. Raised bands and gilt-decorated spine compartments. Spine bands and panel edges slightly dulled and rubbed as with age. Corners bumped. Marbled endpapers. Scattered foxing, particularly to terminal pages. Remains quite well-preserved overall; tight, bright, clean and strong. Physical description: [viii], 572 p. , [26] leaves of plates, engravings, maps ; 30 cm. Subjects: Greece - Description and travel. Greece - Antiquities. "Illustree de 366 gravures sur bois" --title page. Language: French.

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        Georg Heinrich Crola mit schwarzem Hut im Profil nach links.

      . Bleistift, auf chamoisfarbenem Velin, links unten bezeichnet "Crola vor 22 Jahren 1841". Ca. 17,3:7,7 cm. In den Rändern ungleich beschnitten. Etwas fleckig. Vergleichsliteratur: Ausst. Kat.: Elise Crola - Romantische Zeichnungen, bearb. von Gerd Ilte, Galerie 1530, Kulturstiftung Wernigerode, Wernigerode 2008, S. 4.. Elise Crola, Tochter eines Bankiers, wuchs in einem künstlerisch-musisch orientierten Elternhaus auf. Hier verkehrten neben Wissenschaftlern auch Maler und Bildhauer wie W. von Schadow (1788-1862), Chr.D. Rauch (1777-1857), C.J. Begas (1794-1854), C.W. Wach (1787-1845) und ihr Vetter E.J.F. Bendemann (1811-1889), der spätere Direktor der Dresdner Gemäldegalerie. Ihre Eltern förderten die künstlerische Begabung ihrer Tochter - auch Schadow, der sie in jungen Jahre porträtiert hatte ("Die Poesie"), empfahl ihren Eltern, das Talent ihrer Tochter zu fördern. So erhielt sie früh Zeichenunterricht durch den Porträt- und Miniaturmaler J.F. Zimmermann (tätig 1796-1838). Im Alter von 18 Jahren heiratete sie den vierzehn Jahre älteren Baron K.H.L. von Weiher; die kinderlose Ehe wurde 1836 auf Drängen ihrer Familie und gegen ihren Willen geschieden. Kurz darauf lernte sie in Berlin den Maler Georg Heinrich Crola (1804-1879) kennen, sie trafen sich wieder in Ilsenburg, wo sie sich bevorzugt aufhielt, und heirateten 1840. Gemeinsam entschied man, in Ilsenburg sesshaft zu werden und erwarb schließlich 1847 ein großes Haus. Obwohl sie fünf Kinder gebar, unternahm sie gemeinsam mit ihrem Mann nicht nur zahlreiche Fahrten nach Berlin, Dresden und auf die Insel Rügen, sondern auch nach Dänemark, Schweden und in die Alpen. Zudem führten sie in Ilsenburg ein reges gesellschaftliches Leben. Zu ihren Künstlerfreunden zählten u.a. P. von Cornelius (1783-1867), L. Richter (1803-1884) und W. von Kügelgen (1802-1867). Elise zeigte zudem ein ausgeprägtes soziales Engagement und wurde zur Wohltäterin der Alten und Armen. Nicht näher zu spezifizierende Beschwerden zwangen sie jedoch zu Reisen, z.B. eine vermutlich anderthalbjährige Reise gemeinsam mit ihrem Mann 1854 in die Schweiz. Auch zwei längere Aufenthalte in Italien zwecks Erholung sind zu belegen. Ihr künstlerisches Schaffen, sie arbeitete meist mit dem Bleistift, selten in Aquarell, wird von figürlichen Themen, Porträts, Tierdarstellungen, Veduten und Landschaften bestimmt. Daneben betätigte sie sich bildhauerisch (Porträts). Später bemalte sie auch Porzellane und Gebrauchsgegenstände. Im Hüttenmuseum Ilsenburg wurde Ende der 1990er Jahre eine Crola-Stube eingerichtet.

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      London. Samuel Bagster and sons. ND 1841 - Stout quarto 12x10 inches, HANDSOMELY LEATHER BOUND IN FULL PERIOD BLIND STAMPED MOROCCO, slight crack to upper hinge but firmly bound. Title in red and black. A massive work some 3 1/2 inches thick containing the original Greek text of the New Testament with 6 varying translations underneath. A good copy. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        The Sandwich Islands: a Prize Poem , Recited in the Theatre, Oxford; June 15, 1841

      Oxford: J.Vincent, 1841. Disbound octavo gathering, 16pp., a few spots yet a fine copy. From Hawaii to Oxford. A quaint romantic idyll devoted to the Hawaiian islands presented for an Oxford poetry prize in 1841. The poem offers a potted history of Polynesian life upon the archipelago, speculating on their mythical origins and lamenting native customs such as human sacrifice and infanticide and applauding the arrival of Missionary Christianity. The author clearly has more than a superficial understanding of Hawaii, as revealed in scholarly footnotes peppered throughout this slim pamphlet (although Forbes dryly notes in the Hawaiian National Bibliography that 'The author does not seem to have enjoyed subsequent success as a poet').

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      Imprenta de José Taulò. - Barcelona. Imprenta de José Taulò. 1841. 22X15. Pasta española. 2VOL. 1vol, 731Pág. 2vol, 1066Pág. Ilustrada. Obra fundamental de farmacia y primera edición española. Rara. Ref 3.7 Biblioteca A. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Viaggio intorno al globo principalmente alla California ed alle isole Sandwich negli anni 1826, 1827, 1828 e 1829

      Turin: Tipografico Fontana, 1841. Two volumes, octavo, with four lithograph plates; a very good copy in old marbled boards, sympathetically rebacked. First Italian edition and very scarce: a most important book for California and Hawaii. Duhaut-Cilly was a French trader who reached Yerba Buena in 1827, and in the next two years visited most of the missions, presidios, and pueblos of Alta California. No other traveller had visited so many of the Californian establishments, and his is the best contemporary account of the region. He also describes at some length his 1828 visit to the Hawaiian Islands, and includes a vocabulary of the Hawaiian language. The plates show San Francisco, San Luis Rey, Fort Ross and Hawaii. This is the second edition of the book, much expanded with additional chapters from its first appearance in French in 1834, which is now extremely rare (John Howell Books conjectured in their catalogue 50 that only about a dozen copies survive); there has never been an English edition. The book evidently struck a chord in Italy: another edition appeared in Naples in 1842. 'This is an important edition… It includes, for the first time, in book form, an essay by Dr. Paolo Emilio Botta, Osservazioni sugli abitanti delle isole Sandwich e della California (Observations on the inhabitants of the Sandwich Islands and California). His Hawaiian observations are on pp. 339-359, followed by an Italian-Hawaiian vocabulary… and a list of Hawaiian numerals. Dr Botta's observations on California [are] also new to this edition…' (Forbes). Duhaut-Cilly's work was one of the eighty books selected by the Zamorano Club in California for their famous exhibition of books important for the history of that state. Appropriately, this copy once belonged to the club and has their duplicate release note over the club's bookplate in each volume.

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        Noah Webster pens a letter, <I>"I take the liberty to direct a small box of books to your care, with a request that you would keep it safe & deliver it agent of mine, who will be in Worcester in a few days"</I>, the very year he publishes the first revised version of his classic "An American Dictionary of the English Language"

      Autograph Letter Signed, "N Webster", dated November 3, 1841, New Haven, 7" X 4.5" visible, attractively displayed beneath a G. Parker engraved image of the Noah Webster portrait painted by James Herring, the same painting from which the 1958 commemorative 4 cent postage stamp was fashioned. The ALS and image are matted and framed to an overall size of 13" X 17". The letter reads, "I take the liberty to direct a small box of books to your care, with a request that you would keep it safe & deliver it to a Wm McMahon, an agent of mine, who will be in Worcester in a few days. If any expense is incurred, it shall be punctually repaid. / Respectfully yours / N Webster". The word "a" has a small ink smear, otherwise the letter is visibly fine. Noah Webster was seventy years old when he first published "An American Dictionary of the English Language" in 1828, and the dictionary immediately became an industry standard. Thirteen years later, in 1841, at the age of eighty-three, the ye

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        Ships of the General Steam Navigation Company. The Leith, of 1000 Tons, arriving at Granton Pier, Edinburgh. - The Monarch, of 875 Tons, leaving for London

      Published by Mr. Huggins, London 1841 - A fine double portrait of two early steamers William Huggins served for several years at sea in the service of the East India Company, and on his return to London used his intimate knowledge of shipping to paint detailed ship portraits. Here he pictures two of the vessels owned by the General Steam Navigation Company which was founded in 1824 as one of the first steam ship operators and continued in operation until the 1960s when the company was taken over by the P. & O. Line. Aquatint engraving, coloured by hand, by E. Duncan after Huggins.

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        Palais du Senat et Place du Marche. (8. Juin 1839).

      . Kolorierte Lithographie n. Andre Durand b. A. Bry, Paris, 1841, 23,5 x 35,5 cm. Lindtke 151.

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        Coronation, Winner of The Derby Stakes at Epsom 1841, (Rode by P. Conolly.) A bay horse, bred by and the property of A. Rawlinson, Esq. of Chadlington, Oxon. was got by Sir Hercules, his dam Ruby by Rubens, Grand-dam Revenge's dam, by Williamson's Ditto: To whom this print is with permission, most respectfully inscribed, by his very obedient servant, Rudolph Ackermann

      R. Ackermann, London 1841 - A fine equestrian portrait of the winner of The Derby at Epsom in 1841: Hancock's "painting of racehorses. are excellent. The prints made from such pictures. are extremely fine" (Charles Lane). In the 1830s and and early 1840s Charles Hancock's "paintings of horses came to the attention of the proprietor of The Sporting Magazine. and, more importantly, to Rudolph Ackermann in Regent Street. Hancock succeeded John Ferneley in supplying paintings of Derby and St Leger winners to Ackermann who was publishing prints of these classic racehorses in competition with S. & J. Fuller at the time. he became a well established animal and portrait painter. His paintings of racehorses, which bear comparison with those by his contemporary J.F. Herring, are excellent. The prints made from such pictures. are extremely fine". (Charles Lane British Racing Prints pp.113-114). Lane British Racing Prints p.114; Mellon British Sporting and Animal Prints p.87. Aquatint, printed in colours and finished by hand, by J. Harris. Expertly restored, re-backed. [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        Viagem ao interior da Nova Hollanda, obra moral, critica e recreativa

      Lisbon: Vicente Jorge de Castro, 1841. Three volumes bound in one, small octavo; some wear to the edges of the boards and a library reference at head of spine, a few spots but an attractive copy in contemporary quarter calf. Portuguese public servant&#39;s imaginary voyage to the interior. 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 &#39;pernicioso contágio da imoralidade&#39; (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 &#39;Vale da Razão&#39; (Valley of Reason). The society, which is somewhere between a &#39;pure&#39; and &#39;representative&#39; 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&#39;s hope that &#39;this new nation will be forever free from the vices of the old world&#39;. 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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        Explication de la Carte Géologique de la France

      Rédigée sous la Direction de M. Brochant de Villiers, Inspecteur Général des Mines. One large folding handcolored map of France & 248 figures in the text. 1 p.l., xxii, [2], 825 pp.; [iii]-xii, 813 pp. Two vols. of text. Large 4to, cont. fine sheep-backed marbled boards, flat spines stamped in gilt & in blind. Paris: Imprimerie Royale, 1841-48. [with]:--. Carte Géologique de la France. Fine colored geological map in six parts, each part measuring 73 x 110 cm., mounted on linen, folded, and preserved in cont. pull-off map case, uniform to the above bindings. [Paris: 1841]. First edition, presentation copy, of the first modern geological map of France. The need for such a map was recognized as early as the mid-18th century but the necessary research was not encouraged until after Greenough&#39;s six-part geological map of England was published in 1820. "Stimulated by the publication of Greenough&#39;s geological map of England, Brochant de Villiers was successful in gaining authorization for the preparation of a similar map of France. Dufrénoy and Élie de Beaumont were selected to carry out the necessary fieldwork and in 1822 were sent to England for two years to learn Greenough&#39;s procedures."-D.S.B., IV, p. 218. Their map of France, commenced in 1825, was completed in 1840. It consists of six sheets on the scale of about eight miles to one inch. "This great work, so rapidly carried out, remains a remarkable monument of the genius of the two geologists under whose supervision it was constructed."-Geikie, The Founders of Geology, p. 456. This map is now of very great rarity. The first two volumes of the explanatory text were published by the two geologists in 1841 and 1848, respectively. "The 100-page introduction to the latter is still the best that can be placed at the beginning of modern treatises on physical geography."-D.S.B., IV, p. 349. A further three volumes of commentary were published in 1873, 1878, and 1879; they are not present here for obvious reasons. This is a fine presentation copy from the authors, inscribed on both half-titles of the text volumes to Prof. Angelo Sismonda (b. 1807), professor of mineralogy and director of the mineralogical museum at the University of Torino (see Poggendorff, II, 939-40). Fine and very handsome set, uniformly bound. .

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        Ireland: Its Scenery, Character &c. Three volume set

      London: How and Parsons. G: in Good condition without dust jacket as issued. Covers rubbed with some scuffing to leather at extremities. Spines sunned. Tape repair to inner edge of page within volume three. Scattered foxing and some off-setting. 1841. First Edition. Half leather covers with marbled boards. 260mm x 190mm (10" x 7"). 435pp, 468pp, 512pp. Maps and engraved plates with additional illustrations within the text. .

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        Schilderungen aus Ostindiens Archipel.

      Heidelberg, J.C.B. Mohr, 1841.Original embossed black cloth (hinges sl. damaged but strongly holding; extremities of spine sl. dam.). With folding map of Bangka and 9 lithographed plates (including frontispiece). VIII,213,(3) pp.* First edition. - The author sailed to the East Indies from the Netherlands in the East Indiaman Van Speyk. He gives an account of Batavia and Padang and an ample description of Banka. On the return voyage to Europe he called at the Cape, and gives a description of Cape Town. The fine oval plates after his drawings depict Weltevreden, Batavia, Padang, and 4 views of Bangka. - (Foxed). - Extremely rare.Bastin & Brommer N476; Cat. KITLV I, p.18; Haks & Maris, Lexicon, p.84; Engelmann p.138 (2nd edition, without plates, only); Müller 0331; SAB II, p.197; not in Cat. NHSM.

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