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        Guy Fawkes; or the Gunpowder Treason - An Historical Romance

      London: Richard Bentley, 1841. Three volumes complete - Volume One - xvi, 304pp; Volume Two - iv, 308pp and Volume Three - iv, 358pp, [2]. Rebound in full morocco by Morrell, raised bands, spines divided into six panels, title in gilt to second panel, author and volume number to third, each panel framed with gilt double fillet, with dog-tooth roll to top and bottom, central floral sprig, with corner pieces and small stars and roundels, covers bordered with gilt triple fillet, edges with double fillet and inner edges with elaborate gilt rolls, t.e.g. Spines faded, very minor rubbing. Light foxing to fore-edges, text and plates generally bright and clean. Previous owners' (Alfred Acland) bookplate to front pastedown. Volume one has seven engravings, volume two also seven and volume three eight, all by George Cruikshank, half-title in volume one only (as called for). Binding is by Morrell, with the original cloth bound in at the rear of each volume. Sadleir 13, Wolff, 51 and Cohn 16. First Edition. Full Morocco. Good+. Illus. by Cruikshank, George. 8vo.

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        TRAVELS IN THE GREAT WESTERN PRAIRIES, THE ANAHUAC AND ROCKY MOUNTAINS, AND IN THE OREGON TERRITORY

      Poughkeepsie. 1841.. 197pp. 12mo. Early 20th-century red cloth, gilt leather label. Remarkably clean internally. A near fine copy. Farnham's earliest work, reprinted many times. An excellent account of the first migration of settlers overland to Oregon. "Thomas Jefferson Farnham, a high-spirited young man, caught the Oregon 'fever' in its most potent form as the result of hearing Jason Lee lecture in his home town. This is the first and most interesting of his several books on the West. It has the freshness of the viewpoint of a young man entranced with early Oregon and its possibilities. It is the best account of the first overland-to- Oregon migration of settlers" - Jones. WAGNER-CAMP 85:1. TWENEY 89, 20. GRAFF 1294. FIELD 526. JONES 1044. COWAN, p.83. STREETER SALE 3349. HOWES F50, "b." SMITH 2999.

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        The Deerslayer

      London - Richard Bentley, 1841 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. 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..

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        [A series of views in Massachusetts]

      Boston: B.W.Thayer & Co., [1841]. Quarto. (11 3/8 x 8 5/8 inches). Without text, 14 lithographs (1 folding), printed by Thayer & Co, after drawings by Van Lennep (4), Mrs. Hitchcock (4), Joseph Peckham (1) and others. An important selection of early lithographic views of Massachusetts. This charming series are all printed by the important early Boston lithographers B.W.Thayer & Co. and come from Edward Hitchcock's Final report on the geology of Massachusetts (Amherst & Northampton, 1841). The artists include Henry Van Lennep and Joseph Peckham, both of whom were alumni of Amherst College, Cambridge, Massachusetts. At the time of the publication of these images Edward Hitchcock (1793-1864) was the President of the college. Van Lennep subsequently served as a missionary in Asia Minor and went on to publish a number of books relating his experiences. The subjects of the present plates are as follows: 1. Pulpit Rock on Monument Mt. 2. View from Mount Holyoke 3. View in North Adams 4. Gorge between Holyoke and Tom 5. A View in Hadley 6. Valleys of erosion on Mt. Holyoke (folding plate) 7. Stockbridge Pond 8. View towards Haverhill 9. View from Saugus, towards Lynn 10. Turner's Falls 11. Holyoke's Falls in Montague 12. Great Falls; Westfield River, Russell 13. Gorge and Falls in Royalston, N.W. part 14. Bashapish Lower Falls Mt. Washington Cf. S.Pierce & C. Slautterback Boston Lithography 1825-1880 Boston, 1991, p.62;

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        TEN THOUSAND A-YEAR

      Edinburgh & London: William Blackwood and Sons, 1841 FIRST English edition, 1841--With the author's signed presentation inscription in pencil on the title page of Volume III to one Mrs. B. Inahirs. This title has been described by Wolff as " the most famous novel about the law." "This English classic, . is recommended even now by law school professors to their classes as an adjunct in collateral reading, Because of its luminous exposition of legal procedure under the old English common-law practice." Author's Digest" It has now and then been made into a movie. Warren inscriptions are most difficult to find especially on this his masterpiece. Yellow coated endpapers with the LILLY LIBRARY DEACCESSION EX LIBRIS STAMP. No other library markings. Volume III is in Good condition and needs restoration on spine and front hiinge. Volume I and II have a very small book store sticker of Willian Shone of Bangor. Hinges of VOl. I & II are sound. Embossed smooth brown cloth has minor bubbling. All three volumes are housed in fantastic slip case box with 6 panel raised cord spine, gilt ruled, and stamped Edinburgh 1841. AN HISTORICAL MASTERPIECE OF THE FIRST ORDER--LEGAL FICTION AT ITS BEST.

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        Old Saint Paul's:

      London - Hugh Cunningham, 1841 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. First edition. Old St. Paul's: A Tale of the Plague and the Fireis a novel by William Harrison Ainsworth serially published in 1841. It is a historical romance that describes the events of the Great Plague of London and the Great Fire of London. With engraved illustrations by John Franklin. First edition thus. In three volumes complete. William Harrison Ainsworth (1805 - 1882) was an English historical novelist. Ainsworth briefly tried the publishing business, but soon gave it up and devoted himself to journalism and literature. His first success as a writer came with Rookwood in 1834, which features Dick Turpin as its leading character. A stream of thirty-nine novels followed, the last of which appeared in 1881. Old St. Paul's was not illustrated by George Cruikshank, the illustrator of many of Ainsworth's works, and this caused problems between the two. It is uncertain why Ainsworth did not choose Cruikshank, and Cruikshank criticised Ainsworth in a pamphlet titled Artist and Author (1872). In the work, Cruikshank claims that he originated many of Ainsworth's works along with being the one that came up with the idea for Old St. Paul's and that Ainsworth stole the idea. The original edition was not illustrated, but John Franklin made 20 illustrations for the three volume edition. Cruikshank was originally offered the position of illustrator before Franklin, but he turned it down based on too many prior commitments. Condition: Handsomely rebound in half calf with marbled paper covered boards. Externally, smart but with slight wear to extremities. Internally, firmly bound, although with two plates absent and one tipped-in to new frontispiece page. Bright but with the odd spot and handling mark. Overall: VERY GOOD INDEED.

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        Sixteen years in Chile and Peru, from 1822 to 1839

      Fisher co. London 1841. First Edition. Hardback. Fine/No Jacket. First Edition 1841, really exceptional clean and tight copy, complete with engraved frontispiece and half title, plus all 8 plates and folding map. Recent very attractive brown half morocco over brown cloth. Small tidy bookplate to pastedown. Very attractive and sound copy of this scarce first edition.

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        The Great Fight between Broome and Hannan for 1000 Pounds, Which took place Jany. 26th. 1841, in the presence of Thousands of Spectators, at New Park Farm, near Bicester, Oxon, on the borders of Buckinghamshire

      London: John Moore, 1 June 1841. Aquatint, printed in colours and finished by hand, by Charles Hunt Snr. (browned, small section lacking from right margin). 18 x 25 1/2 inches. 21 5/8 x 26 3/4 inches. A fine print of a bare-knuckle contest for a prize of 1000 guineas According to the sub- title, the fight lasted for one hour and nineteen minutes (a total of 47 rounds) with Broome being declared the winner. Hannan, at 5ft. 5in., weighed 9 st. 3lbs (139 lbs) and Broome, at 5ft 6 1/2in., was slightly heavier at 9st. 10lbs. (146lbs.)

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        Los hijos de Bolivar... el Illampu, [with] En medio del combate, en que crecia por grados el ardimiento y bizarría del egercito Boliviano

      Paris. Mandado litografiar por un Boliviano, Imp. Lemercier. c.335 mm x 493 mm. Los hijos de Bolivar en presencia de los dos gigantes del nuevo mundo, el Illampu, viendo desplegado en el cielo su pabellon briunfante... atacaron con tal ímpetu, que su caballería en pocos instantes sobrepasó la línea de los enemigos hasta la retaguardia, arrollando al mismo tiempo la derecha de estos con su izquierda. [with] En medio del combate, en que crecia por grados el ardimiento y bizarría del egercito Boliviano cayo muerto, sobre el campo de batalla, el Generalisimo D. Agustin Gamarra, viniendo a encontrar su sepulcro en el suelo mismo, que acababa de ultrajar invadiéndolo tan injusta y temerariamente.Cuando el Mariscal Andrés Santa Cruz fue derrotado por las fuerzas peruanas marchó al exilio. En esas horas su vencedor, el presidente del Perú, Agustín Gamarra, decidió ir por más e invadió Bolivia. Pero el 18 de noviembre de 1841 sus hombres se enfrentaron al ejército local comandado por José Ballivián, ya ungido sucesor de Santa Cruz y proclamado presidente de la república.La batalla aconteció en la localidad de Viacha, provincia de Ingavi, y lleva para la historia el nombre de ésta última. Las tropas bolivianas portaban un nuevo fusil, bautizado ?hannoveriano?, de muy buen calibre y alta efectividad. Esto hizo la diferencia y se cuenta que en el propio campo de operaciones supo exclamar Gamarra: ?He estado en muchas refriegas desde la Guerra de la Independencia y nunca he presenciado un fuego tan graneado?. Lo cierto es que poco después, el jefe peruano caía abatido por uno de estos proyectiles y extendida la mala nueva, su ejército no pudo sobreponerse y fue derrotado.La batalla de Ingavi fue la gran victoria del ejercito Boliviano sobre las tropas peruanas, consolidando la independencia de aquel país y su fortalecimiento republicano. 

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        Canada in 1837-38, Showing, By Historical Facts, the Causes of the Late Attempted Revolution

      Philadelphia: Henry F. Anners, New York: J. & H.G. Langley, 1841. 1st. Hard Cover. Very Good-. 2 Volumes. 12mo., 20cm x 12cm, 264pp; 316pp. Original blind-stamped cloth with bright gilt type on spine. & There is a slight cock to the volumes; there is a chip at the top of each spine, and some of the corners are rubbed; a previous owner has written his name in ink diagonally across the title on the title page. Otherwise the volumes are very good with no foxing, tight hinges., This first edition presents a detailed history of the Canadian rebellions of 1837 and 1838. The author of this history, Edward Alexander Theller M. D. (a Brigadier in the Canadian republican service) was a leader and participated in the 1837 Rebellion in Upper Canada, where he was captured on Lake Erie, sentenced to death, and escaped from the Citadel at Quebec. & After escaping from Canada, he moved to San Francisco, where he was a journalist. & Subjects in these 2 volumes include:  Siege of Quebec, Battle of the Plains of Abraham, Formation of the Doric Club, St. Charles, Arrest and Rescue of Desmarais and Davignon, Battles of St. Dennis, Battle of St. Eustache, Buffalo, Destruction of the Caroline, Detroit, Arrival of the Canadian Refugees in Michigan, Arrival of Sutherland, Bois Blanc, Fight at Malden, From London to Toronto, the Prison at Toronto, Execution of Lount and Matthews, Arrival at Toronto of Mrs. Theller, Visit of Aaron Vail, Burning of the Steamboat Sir Robert Peel, Kingston to Montreal, Transportation of Wolfred Nelson to Bermuda, Escape of Brophy from Fort Henry, Lord Durham, Battles of Odeltown and Le Cole, Battle of Prescott, Battle of Windsor, Seizure of the Schooner Victory, etc. & Lande 832. Sabin 95297. TPL 2217.

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        Arcana Entomologica or Illustrations on new, rare, and interesting Insects. London. William Smith (1841)-1845.

      2 voll., in 8°, leg. edit. in t.tela (percallina) con antico restauro ai dorsi, figura impressa in oro sul piatto ant. e scritte in oro sul dorso, pp. IV-192, pp. (4)-191-(1), ex-libris nel primo foglio di risguardo; 96 bellissime tavv., finemente colorate a mano, litografate e dis. dall'Autore. Discreta la rilegatura, ottimo l'interno. Esemplare piuttosto raro.BrM(NH), 2303. Horn.-Sch., 23764. Nissen ZBI, 4376.Le bellissime tavole di quest'opera rappresentano per lo più Coleottei e Lepidotteri: veramente stupende quelle ambientate. Il lavoro venne pubblicato in due versioni: con le tavole colorate e in b.n. Le specie descritte dall'Autore (1805-1893), entomologo, archeologo e pittore-naturalista, provengono per lo più dall'Africa, dall'Asia e dall'Australia. La numerazione delle tavole è la seguente: 1-95, 68/bis

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        Incidents of Travel in Central America, Chiapas, and Yucatan

      New York:: Harper & Brothers,. 1841.. First edition. Hardcover. A travel classic describing the 1839 and 1840 discoveries by Stephens of some of the monuments of Mayan culture, such as those in Copan, Palenque and Uxmal. In two volumes. 8vo, viii, 424pp; vii, 474pp. With plates and folding map. Brown gilt cloth with Mayan gilt designs at front covers, gilt decorated spines. Covers sunned, marked, fraying at spines. Fox spotting throughout, tear to map at horizontal fold; early owner signatures.

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        Om Begrebet Ironi med stadigt Hensyn til Socrates.

      Orig. udgave. Kbhvn. 1841. 350 s. Meget rent eksemplar indbundet i smukt samtidigt halvlæder med guldstreger på ryggen. Gammelt navn på friblad.1st edition. Very clean copy bound in nice contemporary halfleather with gold on spine. Old name on flyleaf.. Himmelstrup 8.Salgseksemplar uden 'Theser' (skal heller ikke være der).Sales copy without 'Theser' (which is not supposed to be included)

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        Autograph letter signed ("J. Maurice").

      St. Petersburg, [8 April 1841]. - Large 8vo. 3 pp. Bifolium with integral address panel. Comprehensive letter to the French philosopher and writer Pierre-Simon Ballanche. Maurice describes quite hauntingly his loneliness in cold St. Petersburg, where he was suffering from a long winter, but especially under the insulation and the intellectually less fertile environment ("isolement et la sterilite intellectuelle dans laquelle je m'y trouve"). He feels lonesome and lost ("isole et perdu"), and only the Grand Duchess's graciousness keeps him at St. Petersburg (je n'aime ici person et si ce n'etait la bonte de Madame la Gd. D[uch]esse, je n'y resterais"): "[ ] Grace au ciel je me porte bien. En fait de maladie depuis mon entrée sur le territoire russe je n'ai éprouvé qu'une assez violente nostalgie qui me tourmente depuis un mois, ou deux, et me plonge dans un allanguissement que je ne puis surmonter. Tout travail m'est impossible, à peine si le courage me reste pour donner mes leçons et lire un peu. C'est qu'aussi l'hiver est ici bien long. Il n'y a que trois jours que la Névà a brisé ses glaces et bien des rives de la ville sont encore couvertes d'une épaisse couche de glace que l'on casse à grands coups de hache. Les canaux qui traversent la ville [ ] sont encore couverts d'une glace qui n'a pas moins d'un mètre d'épaisseur. Pas une feuille encore, pas un brin d'herbe, et cependant le ciel est presque toujours paré de ce froid soleil qui n'est là sans doute que pour éclairer et se faire moquer de lui, il est presque aussi froid que chez nous la lune.Les jours commencent à être très longs. Avant quatre heure déjà le soleil est levé et à neuf heures du soir il est encore grand jour [ ]". - Moreover, Maurice comments Ballanche's failed aspirations on a seat in the French Academy; Ballanche, who had repeatedly run for a seat, was defeated by, among others, Victor Hugo, and should gather a seat in the year after. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Saggi Di Naturali Esperienze Fatte Nell'accademia Del Cimento

      Firenze, Tip. Galileiana,, 1841-01-01. Hardcover. Very Good. 3 p. â„“., [3]-133 p., 2 â„“., 183, vii, [2], ix-xc p. XXII copper engraved fold out plates. 27 cm. Original boards. Hardcover. Good binding and cover. Clean, unmarked pages. Noted Science Historian, I. Bernard Cohen's book. 3rd ed of the Accademie Del Cimento 1666 work. Presents many experiments performed by Academy since its creation ten years earlier. These experiments primarily involve temperature and atmospheric pressure, and the finely engraved plates show the various apparatus employed.

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        Niagara Falls [Tab. 39]

      Paris, Coblentz and London: 1841. Hand-coloured aquatint engraving by Lucas Weber after Bodmer, issue with date at end of English imprint. 16 1/4 x 21 3/16 inches. 17 1/2 x 24 11/16 inches. This is one of greatest landscape images to result from the Bodmer's and Prince Maximilian's expedition. Bodmer saw the Falls for the first time on 28 June 1834 and was clearly inspired by the scenic splendor of one of the great natural wonders of the world. The travelers had reached the Falls towards the end of their expedition. Leaving Vincennes, Indiana, on about 11 June, they had traveled east, arriving on the Ohio opposite Louisville, Kentucky. Here they took ship for Cincinnati and Portsmouth following the route of the Ohio Canal along the Scioto River north to Cleveland on Lake Erie. From here they took a steamboat to Buffalo, New York. Niagara Falls remained a favorite subject of artists throughout the first half of the nineteenth century, but the present representation is arguably the finest to appear in print. Karl Bodmer's images show great versatility and technical virtuosity and give us a uniquely accomplished and detailed picture of a previously little understood (and soon to vanish) way of life. Swiss-born Bodmer was engaged by Prince Maximilian zu Wied-Neuwied (1782-1867) specifically to provide a record of his travels in North America, principally among the Plains Indians. In the company of David Dreidoppel (Prince Maximilian's servant and hunting companion), their travels in North America were to last from 1832 to 1834. Well-armed with information and advice, the party finally left St.Louis, on the most important stage of their travels, aboard the steamer Yellow Stone on April 10 1833. They proceeded up the treacherous Missouri River along the line of forts established by the American Fur Company. At Bellevue they encountered their first Indians, then went on to make contact with the Sioux tribe, learning of and recording their little known ceremonial dances and powerful pride and dignity. Transferring from the Yellow Stone to another steamer, the Assiniboin, they continued to Fort Clark, visiting there the Mandan, Mintari and Crow tribes, then the Assiniboins at Fort Union, the main base of the American Fur Company. On a necessarily much smaller vessel they journeyed through the extraordinary geological scenery of that section of the Missouri to Fort Mackenzie in Montana, establishing a cautious friendship with the fearsome Blackfeet. From this, the westernmost point reached, it was considered too dangerous to continue and the return journey downstream began. The winter brought its own difficulties and discomforts, but Bodmer was still able to execute numerous studies of villages, dances and especially the people, who were often both intrigued and delighted by his work. The portraits are particularly notable for their capturing of individual personalities, as well as forming a primary account of what were to become virtually lost cultures. Graff 4648; Howes M443a; Pilling 2521; Sabin 47014; Wagner-Camp 76:1.

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        Repertorio Amministrativo Ossia Collezione di Leggi, Decreti, Reali

      1841. [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. 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.

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        THE COOK NOT MAD, OR RATIONAL COOKERY; BEING A COLLECTION OF ORIGINAL AND SELECTED RECEIPTS... Being a Collection of Original and Selected Receipts, Embracing Not Only the Art of Curing Various Kinds of Meats and Vegetables for Futher Use, but of Cooking, in its General Acceptation, to the Taste, Habits, and Degrees of Luxury, Prevalent with The

      Watertown: Knowlton & Rice. Very Good with no dust jacket. 1841. Hardcover. We fit archival quality clear acrylic covers for additional protection whenever possible. ; 12mo 7" - 7½" tall; 108 incl index pages; 1 vol. The Cook Not Mad, or Rational Cookery; Being a Collection of Original and Selected Receipts Being a Collection of Original and Selected Receipts, Embracing not only the art of curing various kinds of meats and vegetables for futher use, but of Cooking, In its general acceptation, to the taste, habits, and degrees of luxury, prevalent with the American Publick, in Town and Country. To which are added, Directions for preparing comforts for the Sick Room: together with sundry Miscellaneous kinds of information, of impo rtance to housekeepers in general, nearly all tested by experience... Watertown: Knowlton & Rice, 1841. 12mo, orig. Printed bds. ; very slight edge wear, back board Repaired. Green paper covered boards with cloth spine. Minor internal spotting. Interesting recipes. Lowenstein 264; American Imprints 41-1293 .

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        Poems of Geoffrey Chaucer, Modernized

      London: Whittaker & Co, 1841 - An important collection of 19th-century translations of Chaucer into modern English edited by Richard Hengist Horne, with translations by William Wordsworth, Leigh Hunt and Elizabeth Barrett Browning First edition. 8vo. cxlvii, [i, errata,] 331, [1] pp. Publisher's green cloth, gilt-stamped spine, by Westleys & Clark, London, spine borwned, joints a little frayed, very good [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        The Pic nic papers

      By various hands. Edited by Charles Dickens, Esq. Author of ‘[so volume one; the others have, correctly, double inverted commas] The Pickwick Papers,” “Nicholas Nickleby,” &c. With Illustrations by George Cruikshank, Phiz, &c. In three volumes. London: Henry Colburn, Publisher, Great Marlborough Street, 1841. 3 Vols., lge.12mo; half-titles not called for; frontispiece with tissue guard, and three, plates in volumes one and two, frontispiece and five plates in volume three; the first leaf of the final gathering in volume two, the title-page and second leaf of advertisements in volume three, are single insets; pp.[viii]+323+[i (blank)]; [iv]+298; [ii]+378+[iv (advertisements]; publisher’s inserted catalogue, 8pp., dated May, 1841, at end of volume two; vertically fine-ribbed bright grass-green cloth, ruled blind on sides and spine, elaborately blocked blind on sides, lettered gilt on spine (with title, volume number, ‘EDITED / BY / BOZ’ and ‘LONDON / COLBURN’); top- and fore- edges uncut; end-papers coated pale yellow. Small, and virtually invisible, restorations to cloth at head of one volume and tail of another (mentioned only because we had them done, and thus know they are there); insignificant fading to cloth of spines; tissues foxed, with offsetting onto frontispieces; half a dozen fox-spots on edges of volume two; otherwise, and in effect, a very fine, crisp, copy. Scarce, especially thus. The second state of text, p.[iii], l.3 of text having the corrected reading, ‘young publisher’ instead of ‘publisher young’ as in the first state; the misprint on the title-page to volume one appears to be unrecorded. The prelims. to volume one are here apparently a cancel, bearing on the verso of the title-page the imprint of Palmer (who also printed volume two), the rest of the volume being printed by Cox. Eckel is in error in suggesting that the whole of volume one was reprinted by Palmer. Two of the plates are by George Cruikshank, six by Phiz, and six by R.J. Hamerton. Literary contributions are by Dickens, Agnes Strickland, Leitch Ritchie, Allan Cunningham, W.H. Maxwell, Thomas Moore, William Harrison Ainsworth, Horace Smith, etc. Among the anonymous pieces is a short novel concerned with necromancy. Sadleir, 703, not noticing the state; not in Wolff or Locke; Cohn, 236; Gimbel, B109. All books listed by Robert Temple are first editions unless otherwise stated.

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        THE WESTOVER MANUSCRIPTS: CONTAINING THE HISTORY OF THE DIVIDING LINE BETWIXT VIRGINIA AND NORTH CAROLINA; A JOURNEY TO THE LAND OF EDEN, A.D. 1733; AND A PROGRESS TO THE MINES. WRITTEN FROM 1728 TO 1736, AND NOW FIRST PUBLISHED

      Petersburg: Edmund and Julian Ruffin, 1841.. iv,143,[1]pp. Original pink boards; rebacked in later cloth. Boards heavily worn. Front inner hinge cracked but holding. Moderately foxed. Good. First edition. Posthumously published writings of William Byrd II (1635-1744), prominent Virginia planter, author, and colonial official. In 1728, Byrd was one of the commissioners appointed to delineate the disputed border between Virginia and North Carolina. "His history gives an excellent description of the region along this disputed line. The book is one of genuine literary merit and displays a keen sense of humor. Byrd makes many references to the indolence of North Carolinians, their lack of religion, their poverty, laziness, and disrespect for law and order" - Clark. HOWES B1077, "aa." SABIN 9721. CLARK I:48-50.

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        Traité théorique et pratique du magnétisme animal ou méthode facile pour apprendre à magnétiser. COPY SIGNED BY RICARD TO SAINT-VICTOR

      Paris : Germer Baillière 1841 Grand in-8° relié demi-chagrin de l'époque, XII-556 pages. Coins émoussés avec des morsures de peaux sans manques à la charnière. Plats frottés. Bel et très rare envoi de l'auteur sur la page de titre au Marquis de Saint-Victor, un des principal expérimentateur du magnétisme sur la page de titre. xii, 556 pages. Very Good. First Edition. "This well-constructed work begins with a useful summary of the history of animal magnetism up to 1840. The remainder of the book is takenup with lessons on the theory and application of animal magnetism. Ricarddiscusses the magnetic fluid, natural and magnetic somnambulism, and his own experiences with magnetic healing. He also has a chapter on 'spiritualistic somnambulists' and another on magnetic ecstasy. The book is a successful attempt to give the reader an overall view of the nature and practice of animal magnetism" (Crabtree, Animal Magnetism, Early Hypnotism, and Psychical Research, 1766-1925. An Annotated Bibliography no. 444). COPY INSCRIBED TO Marquis de St Victor Très bon couverture rigide Edition originale Signé par l'auteur

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        Autograph Letter Signed, 2 pp on one 8vo sheet, Christ Church, March 18, 1879

      Dodgson writes to editor and journalist Thomas Gibson Bowles, (1841-1922) founder of the magazines The Lady and the English Vanity Fair. He begins by explaining he reason for coming to London to see his brother, "off next morning for Zanzibar...he is going as a missionary...." Dodgson continues with a discussion of formulating word games. "I agree with you that the name 'Word - Links'...might be amended. But 'permutation' won't work do (it is what one does in solving an anagram), nor do I like 'evolution' which wouldn't apply to all cases (e.g. 'pig-sty') - How do you like 'Doublets'? I'll think it over, & if a better name occurs, I will write. I should have thought 'ape-man' too lazy for a 'special acrostic'...." He signs, "In haste...C.L. Dodgson." Slight soiling at upper margins, else fine.

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        Autograph Letter Signed, oblong 8vo, Christ Church, Oxford, March 17, 1892

      Referring to the shortened version of "Alice's Adventures in Wonderland," known as the "Nursery Alice," Dodgson writes to editor and journalist Thomas Gibson Bowles, (1841-1922) founder of the magazines The Lady and the English Vanity Fair. He begins, "Dear Sir," and to the left of signature, he identifies his correspondent as, "The Editor of 'The Lady.'" "Dear Sir, I am very much obliged to you for so kindly allowing my quasi- advertisement to stand at the head of the Syzygy-article. As soon as the 'People's Edition" of the "Nursery Alice' is sold, I will at once withdraw paragraph (1). Truly yours, C. L. Dodgson."

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        Bampou Shousho Yoji-hen. [A wordbook of English language. Text in English-Japanese.]

      Japan, Owari: Kajo Shooku zohan, 1841 - Bound with yellow paper wrappers, stained. Title label to the front board, faded and small stamped. Small sumi-ink notations to rear board. Pencil notation to recto of title page. With a new preserved case. 23.8x16.3cm. [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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

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

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        The Negroland of the Arabs Examined and Explained; Or; An Inquiry into the Early History and Geography of Central Africa

      London: J. Arrowsmith 1841, 1st edition. (Hardcover) 143pp. Near fine. Octavo. Coated yellow endpapers. Folding map and 2 small diagram maps in text. Brown decorative cloth with gilt lettering on spine. Corners mildly bumped. an attractive clean copy. Inscribed to Jones Tusin "from the author" on the half title. John Ralph Willis blookplate inside front cover with Native African playing an instrument. Willis was a Princeton professor and collector of Africana..

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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 S., 1 Bl. Gr-8°. Halbleder der Zeit mit Rückenschild und etwas Rückenvergoldung. Erste Ausgabe. - Bothien, Belle-Vue 128. - nicht bei Stammhammer u. Friedlaender. - "'Das Werk soll . der Inbegriff aller meiner bisher gedruckten Schriften sein, über welche ich bis jetzt noch nicht das Urtheil der Verwerfung gesprochen .' Mit diesen Worten machte der Verfasser den Stellenwert deutlich, den er selbst seinen Ausführungen beimass. Das Hauptziel, das er mit der Herausgabe des Buches verfolgte, 'bestand . darin, die Deutschen im nördlichen Theile unsers Vaterlandes, wohin die Schriften der politisch-reformatorischen Richtung der Germanen noch nicht gedrungen sind ., mit unsern Grundsätzen, Ideen und Bestrebungen vertrauter zu machen, um dadurch zur innigern Annäherung der beiden Reichstheile, also zur immer größern Befestigung der Reichseinheit und der Nationalität einen Beitrag zu leisten.' Entstanden ist ein vielschichtiges Werk, in dem historisch-vergleichend die Situation im 16. und 19. Jahrhundert dargelegt, aber auch die nach Wirths Überzeugung unverrückbaren Bewegungsgesetze der Geschichte erläutert und Ausblicke in die Zukunft gegeben werden. Ausserdem rechtfertigt Wirth das Vorgehen der deutschen Opposition in den 1830er Jahren, entwickelt u.a. ein umfassendes politisch-soziales Reformprogramm und gibt konkrete Handlungsanweisungen. . Die Reaktionen auf das Werk waren überwiegend negativ: In Preussen wurde das Buch verboten. Das Buch war wohl kein Erfolg. In der Novelle Walderode . heisst es resigniert: 'Man mochte das Werk nicht, und der Verfasser büßte an den Verlagskosten mehrere hundert Gulden ein.'" (Bothien). - Papierbedingt leicht gebräunt, teilweise etwas stockfleckig. Gutes Exemplar. (Rech. Trauz.) [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        THREE VOLUMES BOUND IN ONE: THE ART OF MAKING MASTS, YARDS, GAFFS, BOOMS, BLOCKS, AND OARS; THE ART OF RIGGING; THE ART OF SAIL MAKING

      London: Charles Wilson (late Norie & Wilson), 1841, 1848, 1843 All three of books are bound into a single volume. The full titles and details of the three books are: 1] Published 1841, no author listed. Second edition. The Art of Making Masts, Yards, Gaffs, Booms, Blocks, and Oars, as Practised in The Royal Navy, and According to the Most Approved Methods in The Merchant Service; Including a Description of an Improved Rule for Mast-Makers: Also a New Method, by Whch Large Yards May be Made From Small Trees, and Repaired When Sprung in the Slings, etc. 184 pages with two foldouts and a number of tables: 2] Published 1848. A new edition revised and re-compiled by George Biddlecombe. The Art of Rigging; Containing an Alphabetical Explanation of Terms and Phrases, and Directions for Operations; to Which are Added, Tables of the Relative Strength of Chain and Hempen Cables; Also, The Method of Progressive Rigging Together with Copious Tables of the Qualities and Dimensions of the Standing and Running Rigging, Expressly Adapted for Merchant-Shipping and Yachts. 136 pages with folded frontis and 14 steel engravings: 3] Published 1843. Fourth edition, corrected and improved. No author listed. The Art of Sail-Making, as Practised in The Royal Navy, and According to the Most Approved Methods in the Merchant Service, Accompanied with the Parliamentary Regulations Relative to Sails and Sail-Cloth; The Admiralty Instructions for Manufacturing Canvas for Her Majesty's Navy, Form of Tender, etc. 158 pages with illustrations and tables. The full calf binding was probably done privitely by a previous owner and appears contemporary to the mid 1800's. Marbled endpapers. Text block edges marbled. Spine rebacked with original spine attached. Covers show moderate wear. Owner's signature to two of the three title pages. A very good copy.. Hardcover.

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        [Plate] HOO-WAN-NE-KA, A Winnebago Chief. [From HISTORY OF THE INDIAN TRIBES OF NORTH AMERICA]

      [Philadelphia: J. T. Bowen, 1841]. Printed and coloured at J.T. Bowen’s Lithographic Establishment. A beautifully lithographed colour plate reproduced from the original painting by Charles Bird King. Folio, image size roughly 14.5 by 9 inches, with captions beneath, printed on a folio sheet of rag paper measuring 20 by 14.5 inches. An original handcoloured PLATE FROM 'One of the most costly and important works ever published on the American Indians' -Field. The lithographs from McKenney and Hall’s HISTORY OF THE INDIAN TRIBES OF NORTH AMERICA are not only amongst the greatest hand-coloured American illustrated plates of the 19th century, but are also an American cultural treasure providing an historical record of the portraits of the chiefs, warriors and women of the various tribes. The lithographs are faithfully produced from original oil paintings either by Charles Bird King painted from life in his studio in Washington or reproduced by King from the watercolours of the famous frontier artist James Otto Lewis as well as a few other artists.

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        Viaggio intorno al globo

      Turin,: Fontana,, 1841.. Two volumes bound together, octavo, four wood-engraved plates; early presentation and ownership inscriptions on front endpaper and flyleaf, some scattered foxing, front and rear hinges reinforced with linen tape at an early date, else a very good copy in contemporary morocco-backed marbled boards, joints expertly repaired. Second edition of the book, much expanded with additional chapters from its first appearance in French in 1834, which is now extremely rare. Additions include pieces by Paolo Emilio Botta - the doctor aboard the HÈros - on the inhabitants of both Hawaii and California, as well as a vocabulary of Hawaiian and a list of numerals. A further edition appeared in Naples the following year.Hill, 600; Judd, 57.

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        Letters and Notes on the Manners, Customs, and Condition of the North American Indians. By Geo, Catlin. Written During Eight Years' Travel Amongst the Wildest Tribe of Indians in North America. In 1832, 33, 34, 35, 36, 37, 38, and 39

      NY: Wiley and Putnam,, 1841. 2 volumes, small quarto, viii, 264 pp. + viii, 266 pp., has the 2 single page maps but not the folding map, 172 irregularly numbered plates with seven illustration numbers not used (some plates have up to four illustrations) of 177, the errata slip not present; original cloth rubbed and chipped, especially at tails of spines, hinges weak and those in first volume have ineffectual old taping, age toning and age staining, heavy on titles, a good- only set. Photos available upon request.

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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. 1841 imprint. 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.

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        Viaggio intorno al globo

      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.Hill, p. 23; Howes, D547; Judd, 57.

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        Punch, or the London Chiavari [First 100 volumes complete in 25]

      London : Published at the Office, 1841-1891, 1841. 1st Edition. Description: 100v. in 25: illus, ; 28cm. The first 100 volumes of Punch Magazine professionally bound in 25 books. Subjects: Punch magazine -- Satire -- British humour -- English wit and humor -- Periodicals. Description: 100v. in 25: illus, ; 28cm. The first 100 volumes of Punch Magazine professionally bound in 25 books. Subjects: Punch magazine -- Satire -- British humour -- English wit and humor -- Periodicals.

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

      Ackermann and Co, London 1841 - A disbound item, presented as loose pages and plates. Front cover, 15 pages of text ( including dated title page) then 30 uncoloured lithographs on 15 plates. Size is 15" x 11". Front cover and first page of text (Page 3) have one ragged edge; plates unaffected. Ideal for print seller. Photos on request with pleasure [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Stabat Mater Pour deux Soprani, Tenor et Basse et Choeur [Subtitle]: à quatre ou cinq Voix... avec Accompagnement de Piano ou d'Orgue par T. Labarre. [Piano-vocal score]

      Paris: Troupenas [PN T. 1106 (No. 1-10)]. [1841-1842]. Folio. Recently bound in half dark tan leather with dark navy blue cloth boards, raised bands on spine in compartments gilt, titling gilt. 1f. (title), 1f. (recto Catalogue thématique de Morceaux, verso blank), 77, [i] (blank) pp. & & Binding slightly crude. Browning and foxing throughout; previous owner's signature to upper outer corner of front free endpaper. . First Edition of the second version. Rongoni p. 458, no. 8. & & First performed in Paris at the Théâtre Italien on January 7, 1842. & & "When, after the death of Varela, the original version of the Stabat mater fell into the hands of the Parisian publisher Aulagnier, who printed it and arranged a performance, Rossini, partly at the prompting of Troupenas and partly because the work published by Aulagnier was a composite, disowned this version and decided to complete the work himself. The revised Stabat mater was ready by the end of 1841. The first performance, arranged by the brothers Léon and Marie Escudier, was in Paris at the Théâtre Italien on 7 January 1842. It was received with enormous enthusiasm. The first Italian performance, at Bologna, followed in March under the direction of Donizetti." Philip Gossett in Grove online

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        Poems of Geoffrey Chaucer, Modernized

      London: Whittaker & Co, 1841. First edition. 8vo. cxlvii, [i, errata,] 331, [1] pp. Publisher's green cloth, gilt-stamped spine, by Westleys & Clark, London, spine borwned, joints a little frayed, very good . An important collection of 19th-century translations of Chaucer into modern English edited by Richard Hengist Horne, with translations by William Wordsworth, Leigh Hunt and Elizabeth Barrett Browning

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        CAMPAGNE DE CIRCUMNAVIGATION DE LA FRÉGATE L'ARTÉMISE, PENDANT LES ANNÉES 1837, 1838, 1839 ET 1840

      Paris: Arthus Bertrand, 1841-1854.. Six volumes. xxxix,343,[3]; [4],467,[3]; [2],548,[1]; [4],464,[3]; [4],iii,542,[2]; [4],400pp. plus two maps and thirty-one plates. Contemporary half calf and marbled boards, spines gilt. Extremities lightly rubbed. Some light foxing. Very good. "This is the official account of Laplace's second voyage of circumnavigation....This voyage of the Artémise is of great importance for the part it played in the expansion and consolidation of French interests in the Pacific Ocean. The objectives of this voyage were to advance wherever possible French political and commercial interests in the Pacific, particularly with regard to Tahiti and Hawaii. "Laplace arrived in Honolulu on July 9, 1839. His visit had the specific intention of redressing 'grievances' of French citizens, and reinforcing treaty agreements, and it has been described as one of 'avowed hostility' (Judd and Lind). Captain Laplace had instructions to impress upon the king of the Hawaiian Islands the power of France, and by issuing a 'Manifesto,' to demand satisfaction for wrongs done to French citizens; achieve freedom of worship for the Catholic religion and freedom from persecution for Catholics; and ensure the introduction of French priests, the importation of wines and brandies, and the trial of French nationals by foreign juries. He forced the Hawaiian government to sign a treaty to this effect, and he demanded and received twenty thousand dollars as guarantee of good conduct and a salute of 21 guns to the flag of France. The cash guarantee, which literally emptied the Hawaiian treasury, was not returned to the Hawaiian government for a number of years. "The fine quality engraved views in the text volumes depict scenes where stops were made during the course of the voyage. These include Monterey, California, Port Arthur, Tasmania, Papeete, Manila, Macao, Calcutta, and Bombay. There is one Hawaiian plate in this work (Vol. V, p.442): 'Honorourou, Capitale dOuahou, vu du Mouillage' (10.5 x 17.3 cm). The original watercolor of this plate, by Lieutenant (later Admiral) François Edmond Paris, is in the Bishop Museum Collection, a gift of Mr. Donald Angus. "The work was originally issued in livraisons (parts), and volumes were bound in green paper covered boards, with advertisements for other works on the back covers of each. The first livraison (part one of Vol. I) was recorded in the BIBLIOGRAPHIE DE LA FRANCE, October 16, 1841 (No. 1906). At that time, it was announced the work would form four volumes octavo, ornamented with 30 to 35 woodcut vignettes, and a map. 'Each volume will be divided into 2 livraisons which shall be published in intervals.' Each livraison was priced at 7 francs to subscribers, and after the publication of the third livraison it was stated that the subscription list would be closed, and the price for each part to nonsubscribers increased to 8 francs. Volume IV (with livraisons 7 and 8) was recorded as received July 15, 1848 (BIBLIOGRAPHIE No. 3620). The two later volumes do not seem to be recorded in the BIBLIOGRAPHIE" - Forbes. The maps illustrate Laplace's route for this voyage as well as his earlier circumnavigation aboard the Favorite in 1830- 32. Forbes would seem to be in error in calling for a total of thirty-two plates; specifically in calling for a total of six plates in the fourth volume. The plate list in that volume calls only for five plates, and the four copies we have examined (including two in original printed boards) each have only five plates in the fourth volume, making a total of thirty-one plates for the set. Extremely rare. Forbes locates only seven copies. FORBES 1298. HILL 981. DUNMORE, pp.317-40. HUNNEWELL, p.50. O'REILLY & REITMAN 984. SABIN 38983. TAILLEMITE, p.197. JUDD & LIND 105.

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        Exotic Conchology or Figures and Descriptions of Rare, Beautiful, or Undescribed Shells, Drawn on Stone from the Most Select Specimens; the Descriptions Systematically Arranged on the Principles of the Natural System

      London: Norman for Henry G. Bohn, 1841., 1. 4to., (11 4/8 x 9 inches). 48 lithographed plates with original hand-colouring (some plates a bit toned). Modern half red morocco gilt, marbled paper boards. Provenance: with the contemporary ownership inscription of Eleanor Humble on the recto of the first blank. "ONE OF THE... MOST BEAUTIFULLY ILLUSTRATED WORKS ON SHELLS EVER PUBLISHED" (Dance) Second edition, this issue printed on a variety of different papers, including some Whatman dated 1821 and 1841. Swainson, who exhibited his collections of shells, insects and birds during the 1820s was unable to issue more than four parts of the first edition in 1821-1822. A re-issue was published in 1834 with an additional 16 plates, and the present second edition, edited by Sylvanus Hanley (1819-1899) and published by Henry Bohn, appeared in 1841, as here, and the same year in which Swainson emigrated with his family to New Zealand. Bohn had to make use of whatever remained of the earlier editions or issues, hence the variation in stock and watermarks throughout. The plates include images from a number of well-known contemporary collections, including those of Elizabeth Bligh (1752-1812), Henry Constantine Jennings (1731-1819), Charles Dubois, Mrs Angus, John Mawe, and W.J. Broderip. Among his enormous output of published works "(more than forty publications between 1808 and 1855), it is his superb illustrations of cold, perfect shell, soft fur, and glowing sheen of feather that stay in the mind, so that his 'Exotic Conchology' and 'Birds of Brazil' recall his mentor Brodrip's words 'Your drawings are unrivalled'. The 'Exotic Conchology' plates were issued in 1821-2 (first edition); the first three-volume version of 'Zoological Illustrations' in 1821-3, and 'The Birds of Brazil', in five parts, in 1834" (Sheila Natusch for DNB online). S. Peter Dance Shell Collecting, 1966, p. 125. For more information about this book, or a warm welcome to see it and other books in our library at 72nd Street, NYC, please contact Kate Hunter, M.A. Oxon, in the Rare Book Department .

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        Sammlung von Predigten auf alle Sonntage und die in Königlich Preußischen Landen zu feiernden jährlichen Festtage. Zur häuslichen und kirchlichen Erbauung. Nach der in der erneuerten Kirchenagende angeordneten äußreren form über die gewöhnlichen Evangelien. Zweite Auflage. Zwei Abtheilungen in einem Band: Erste Abtheilung: Die Predigten vom ersten Advent bis zum Sonntage Exaudi enthaltend, 222 S. // Zweite Abtheilung., die Predigtn vom Pfingstfeste bis zum Sonntage der Feier zum Gedächnisse der Verstorbenen enthaltend, 218 S. .

      Meyer,, Cottbus, 1841 - 24 x 21 cm. 440 S. Bücher. 2000 g. Priv. (les). Guter Zustand / Good condition. Vereinzelt leichter abrieb. Innen lecht stockfleckig. Vereinzelt handgeschreibene Kommentare. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Journals of Two Expeditions of Discovery

      London,: Boone,, 1841.. Two volumes, octavo, with 22 plates (six handcoloured), and two large folding maps, illustrations in the text; minor wear to extremities but a very good copy in the original cloth with advertisements, volume 1 expertly rebacked, endpapers in this volume renewed. Grey began his first expedition in December 1837, after he and his party of eight arrived on the Beagle at Hanover Bay on the north-west coast. The expedition was supposed to proceed south following the coast to the Swan River settlement. However problems beset the expedition from the outset, and for five months the party meandered inland at a very slow pace. Meetings with local Aborigines proved hostile, and Grey was badly wounded by a spear. Eventually, due to diminished provisions and exhaustion, the party returned to Hanover Bay and were rescued by the Beagle. Despite falling well short of their goal, the expedition yielded significant results: Grey discovered the Glenelg River, the Macdonald Range, the Stephen Range, the Gairdner River and Mount Lyell. Grey also achieved the distinction of becoming the first white man to see a Wandjina painting when he discovered the ones reproduced here in a rock shelter on the Glenelg River in the rugged north-western Kimberley region: 'looking over some bushes, at the sandstone rocks which were above us, I suddenly saw from one of them a most extraordinary large figure peering down upon me. Upon examination, this proved to be a drawing at the entrance to cave, which, on entering, I found to contain, besides, many remarkable paintings'. Realising the significance of the discovery, he went to considerable lengths to sketch, measure and describe the figures, which are reproduced here.Grey's second expedition left Perth in 1839 with the intention of exploring the North-West Cape. Again his goals were not realised: he was thwarted, first by the loss of one of his three whale-boats and most of his provisions, then by the wrecking of the remaining boats and supplies. A 300-mile trek back to Perth ensued, during which Grey and all but one of his men survived on whatever food they could scavenge from the land. Despite the tremendous hardships, again Grey achieved most important results: he discovered the Gascoyne River, the Murchison River, the Lyell, Victoria and Gairdner ranges.This is an excellent copy of the first edition of this famous exploration account, which includes scientific appendices on birds by John Gould; mammals, reptiles, amphibians by John Edward Gray; and insects by Adam White.Bagnall, 2336; Wantrup, 131.

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        Tafeln zur vergleichenden Anatomie des Schaedels. Mit erläuterndem Texte

      München, Gebrüder Minsinger, 1841. Large folio (60.0 x 46.0 cm). Title page, dedication leaf, [ii], 14 pp., six text engravings, twenty engraved plates (double suite, all plates in detail, and in line drawings with reference numbers). Printed wrappers. Contained in later blue cloth clamshell box with printed paper label mounted on the front board.* An enormous atlas with fine drawings of skulls, including those of Man, chimpanzee, other mammals, birds, reptiles, amphibians, and fish, each image represented twice, one image being pictorial and in great detail, with a corresponding one in line, with each bone and tooth numbered separately, and named and described in the text. The numbering of the bones and teeth is homologous, e.g. all jawbones bear the number XII. Michael Pius Erdl (1815-1848) was a German anatomist and zoologist with a keen interest in ontogeny and phylogeny. This is literally his "magnum opus". Erdl also wrote a paper on the embryological development of Man and chicken, and, while travelling in the Middle East he was the first to notice that the surface of the Dead Sea is way below sea-level. Wrapper edges frayed, and a bit chipped, old stamp on the title page, some scattered light spotting, one plate a bit age-toned, otherwise a very good copy. Very rare, only one auction record in the last 40 years. Nissen ZBI, 1303; not in Wood.

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        Deerslayer: or, the First War Path. A Tale.

      1841 - 2 volumes, First edition, 12mo., contemporary brown cross-grained cloth, printed paper labels, Philadelphia, Lea and Blanchard.

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        THE DEERSLAYER, or The First Warpath

      Philadelphia: Lea & Blanchard, 1841. First Edition. 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.

      [Bookseller: Bert Babcock - Bookseller, LLC]
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        The Sandwich Islands: a Prize Poem

      Oxford,: J.Vincent, 1841.. Disbound octavo gathering, 16pp., a few spots yet a fine copy. 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').Forbes, 'Hawaiian National Bibliography', 1300.

      [Bookseller: Hordern House Rare Books]
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        The Garland of Scotia: A Musical Wreath of Scottish Song, With Descriptive and Historical Notes Adapted for the Voice, Flute, Violin, &C. 1841; Bonus Book Bound in: Kennedy's Handbook of Scottish Song with the Melodies 1866

      Glasgow, Edinburgh and London: Wm. Mitchison, Orr and Sons, Oliver & Boyd, D&#39;Almaine an Co and Andrew Moffat, 1841. First Edition. Hardback. ______ Condition Summary: (Good) A generally presentable copy. ______ All notable faults: Moderate wear on the edges, moderate browning on the prelims, regular light to moderate marks and previous owner&#39;s inscription and blindstamp on the title page. 17003. <b> Bibliographical Details: </b> First Edition [2 specific points have been used to verify the edition of this book.] .

      [Bookseller: Kirkland Books Ltd]
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