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        Coronation, the Winner of the Derby Stakes, at Epsom, 1841

      London: Messrs. S. & J. Fuller at their Sporting Gallery, Rathbone Place, W., July 1841. Colour-printed aquatint by Charles Hunt, finished by hand and highlighted with gum arabic. Printed on heavy wove paper. A nice impression with lovely colour. Expert repairs to margins. Image size: 12 ½ x 16 5/8 inches. 17 3/8 x 20 3/16 inches. A magnificent portrait of the celebrated Derby-winner Coronation by Herring, one of the most acclaimed sporting artists of the nineteenth century. Herring is an outstanding and imaginative artist who at an early age showed an aptitude for handling both riding whip and pencil. At a young age, fate took Herring to the Doncaster races where he saw the Duke of Hamilton's horse, William, win the St. Leger. The sight inspired him to attempt the art of animal- painting, in which he subsequently excelled. In addition to being a successful horse painter, Herring made his livelihood as a coachman, and for some time drove the Highflyer coach between London and York. When eventually he retired as a coachman he immediately obtained numerous commissions and was able to devote himself entirely to his art. Herring had no education in art until he definitely set up as an artist, when he worked for a short time in the studio of Abraham Cooper, R.A. He painted an immense number of racing, coaching, and other sporting subjects, many of which were published by the sporting printsellers and the sporting magazines. He was a frequent exhibitor at the Royal Academy and the Society of British Artists; he was elected a member of the latter society in 1841. While in later life he painted a number of subject-pictures, it was as a portrait-painter of racehorses that Herring earned his fame, and no great breeder or owner of racehorses is without some treasured production of Herring's brush. Lane, British Racing Prints p.121; Mellon, British Sporting and Animal Prints 96; Siltzer, The Story of British Sporting Prints, p.147; Muir, A Descriptive Catalogue of the Engraved Works of J. F. Herring, Senior (1795 to 1865), p. 75-76

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        Filosofia del Diritto [i.e. Philosophy of Law]. 2 vols. (11 Parts).

      Milano, Boniardi-Pogliani, 1841-45. 8vo. All 11 parts uncut and in the original printed yellow wrappers. A few repairs and minor loss to a few spines, but all in all an excellent, very well preserved set, apart from vol II, fasc. V, in uncut condition and in the rare and fragile original wrappers, as this great work was originally issued. Part V of vol. II has some heavy dampstaining to the front wrapper, whcih thus has a lot of soiling, loss and repair. The front wrapper has been re-enforced with thin paper from verso. The first portion of leaves has some damstaining as well, but only in the beginning. All other parts just have very minor, light, scattered browning internally and some wrappers have a bit of brownspotting. Contemporary owner's name to first title-page (Dr. Professor of Philosophy, Cavallera). 802, (2 - errata); (4), 998, (2, - errata) pp. + final blank.. The rare first printing of this monumental and highly influential treatise, in as original condition as possible - i.e. in the original eleven parts, as it first appeared, all with the original printed wrappers, and all uncut.It is in the present work that Rosmini presents his fundamental notion of the three societies that are necessary for the full development of the human race. While considering philosophy of law as a science of law, Rosmini here relates law to ethics and happiness and considers how it can be united with the moral creed of man as well as with man's natural urge for happiness. The science of rational right arises from the protection which the moral law affords to the useful good. The ideas of ownership and rights that are governing in our relations to other people are based on freedom and property. In private property Rosmini identifies the foundation of legal liberty and from this legal liberty comes all other laws, specific, individual and social. The work became hugely influential, not only in Europe, but throughout all of Europe, not least Germany. It was of immediate impact, and especially the liberals embraced it warmly. The work is considered one of Rosmini's main works and probably the most influential. It furthermore served as a basis for many of Rosmini's later works, which also became quite influential.Antonio Rosmini Serbati (1797-1855)was a famous was Italian Roman Catholic priest and philosopher. He belonged to a noble family, and after having studied at Pavia and Padua, he was ordained priest in 1821. In 1848 Rosmini was invited to serve in the Roman Curia of Pius IX as prime minister of the Papal States. He contributed substantially to many political and religious debates and was an important character in 19th century Italy, most notably in the struggle for Italy's emancipation from Austria. In fact, according to the Italian Printing and the Mind of Man, "Rosmini was, together with V. Gioberti, the most influential thinker during the "heroical" period of the Italian Risorgimento. In 2007 the Catholic church decided to beatify him." (own translation from Italian). Rosmini was eager for the deliverance if Italy from Austria, but his main aim was for the country to become a confederation of states under papal control. Rosmini is furthermore the founder of a new religious community, the Institute of Charity (1828), since then generally known by his name, Rosminians. Rsomini's opinions and works were met with great opposition, especially among the Jesuits, and several of his works were placed on the Index. Govi, I Classici che hanno fatto l'Italia, nr. 306

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        A Narrative of the Early Days and Remembrances of Oceola Nikkanochee

      London: Hatchard and Son, 1841. 1st Edition. Hard Cover. Very Good. 8vo., [10], 228 pp. including 3 lithographed plates (Nikkanochee, Prince of Econchatti - frontispiece, Oceola the Celebrated Chief of the Seminole and Oceola's Mode of Signing the Treaty. Appendices include the text of the 1824 Treaty of Moultrie Creek. Original green embossed cloth, spine stamped in gilt. Toned throughout, title with lower corner creased, hinges repaired, rebacked preserving original spine, spine slightly darkened, shelfwear. Overall, condition is very good. 1st edition., Nikkanochee, nephew of the Seminole chief Oceola, was captured by the U.S. troops and adopted by Welch. Welch is sympathetic to the native plight: he conveys the heroic nature of Chief Oceola and humanizes the tribe with details of their customs and lifestyle. Field 1118; Howes W230; Sabin 56642.

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        Dictionnaire de l'armée de terre, ou recherches historiques sur l'art et les usages militaires des anciens et des modernes. 15 vols.

      Paris, J. Corréard, 1841-50. All 15 volumes in orig. printed wrappers protected by paper boards. Stamp on titlepages

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        Figures and Descriptions of the Palæozoic Fossils of Cornwall, Devon and West Somerset; Observed in the course of the Ordnance Geological Survey of that district.

      London: Longman, Brown, Green, & Longmans, 1841.. First edition, 8vo, xii, 231, (1) pp. 60 plates showing over 250 examples. Bound in recent quarter calf, marbled sides, green spine label, a fine copy.

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        Twelve views in the interior of Guiana:

      Whitehead & Co for Ackerman & Co, 1841. Hand coloured additional lithographic title by M. Gauci after Charles Bentley, 2pp subscriber's list + 38 large pp + 12 col. plates and map. Folio (14 x 21in). Very fine mid 20th century binding in brown morocco gilt by Zaehnsdorf, spine in six compartments with raised bands. Bookplates of G.R. Nicolaus and William Foyle. A very fine copy of this rare and important work. Abbey Travel, 720; Sabin 77796.

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        Rese-bilder år 1837 och 1838 från Frankrike och Brasilien.

      Sthlm, C. Deleen, 1841. 8:o. 27 s. Häftad i samtida gråpappersomslag. Obetydligt lagerfläckig. Ett fint ex.. Författaren hade, som han uttryckte det, "offrat mina bästa dagar i statens tjenst, der jag öfver 10 år varit militär och sedan 13 år privat lärare". I den ovanliga boken skildras bl.a. belägringen och stormningen av Bahia i samband med inbördeskriget i Brasilien

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        The Picnic Papers. By Various Hands. Edited by Charles Dickens, Esq. (Pic Nic Papers; Pic-Nic Papers)

      London: Henry Colburn, Publisher, 1841. First edition, first printing.. Hardcover. Very good. Yes. 3 volumes. 8vo. Original green cloth, spines with titles in gilt, the boards embossed in blind, yellow coated endpapers. Engraved plates by Cruikshank, Browne, and Hamerton. First issue, with "publisher young" uncorrected in the Introduction. "Copies of this misprint are quite scarce."--Eckel. Publisher's catalogues are present in each volume. The plates are generally foxed, there is some fading to the cloth especially on the spines, volumes 2 and 3 are cocked, else a very good set. Eckel, 143-145.

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        Salopia Antiqua

      London and Cambridge, 1841 First edition, one of only a few copies on large paper, imperial 8vo, 640 pp, errata slip tipped in at the back, inserted chromo-lithograph title-p. Heightened in gold, 8 lithograph plates, decorative initials throughout, later full polished tan calf, elaborate gilt spine, quadruple gilt borders on covers, fleurons in the corners, the others uncut, very minor rubbing, (vii), [1], (xxii), 640 pp, 8pl. A lovely copy, nicely bound! (see Allibone, Avery AR42, Dariow, Lowndes 1007) Salopia antiqua, a genuinely original archaeological synopsis which may still be consulted with profit, was founded on an extensive and vigorous exploration of his native county: in 1837 he wrote (to Way) describing long tramps, of 30–50 miles daily, over the Shropshire hills. The book was in some respects pioneering, for example in its inclusion of material on dialect and place names which were anticipations of later, more systematic work by Georgina F. Jackson and others. Much of his work, however, contains errors and internal inconsistencies, and is characterized, according to one modern assessment, by ‘wide learning and shallow scholarship’ (Hunt, 31). See ODNB for a full Bio.

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        The Wild Sports of Southern Africa;

      being the narrative of an expedition from the Cape of Good Hope through the territories of the Chief Moselekatse to the Tropic of Capricorn. Third Edition. William Pickering, London 1841. xvi,359,(1) pages + folded map + XXVI handcoloured plates (including engraved title). Contemporary cloth. Corners of boards decorated in blind with a medallion in gilt in the middle of each board. All edges gilt. Faded spine, rebacked with old spine preserved. Same repair round all borders. 25 x 11 cm

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        La Russia

      Brussels: Scoot Beluga de Library, Harman et ice. 1841. First edition. Quarter morocco over marbled boards, 4 raised bands ruled in gilt, four compartments with gilt florets, gilt title, marbled endpapers. A very good copy, spine rubbed, corners worn, scattered foxing, nearly invisible repair at fold on small map, mostly marginal. 16mo. Illus. with 10 engraved plates, 2 in-text drawings, and 2 folding maps (one colored). A manual for travelers to Russia, with discussions of population, language, government, religion, and travel; sections on St. Petersburg, Finland, Moscow, Kazan, Novgorod, Ukraine, Odessa, and Poland. One map of Russia (325 mm x 242 mm) and one colored street plan St. Petersburg (460 mm x 317 mm). Ferrari Touters was born in 1810 and moved to Belgium to work on telegraph systems, but was also involved in historical research. He wrote twelve books of travel for Harman et ice between 1834 and 1844 before publishing his well known work on phrenology, "Introduction à l'étude philosophique et pratique de la phrénologie" (Brussels, Slingeneyer, 1845). Bibliografia Polka lists a subsequent edition, Paris, 1842, but there are no other records of this. Quite uncommon. OCLC and searches of major European Libraries locates only seven copies of which that at Harvard is the only one outside of Europe. Queered: La literature française contemporaine. Xidex siècle, II: pp. 487-88. Bibliografia Polka I, p. 405.

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        Graham's Lady's and Gentlemen's Magazine Volumes 18 and 19, 1841 ( Scarce - The First Detective Story Edgar Allan Poe - "The Murders in the Rue Morgue," "Descent into the Maelstrom," "The Island of the Fay," "Autography," "The Colloquy of Monos and Una," "Never Bet Your Head," "To Helen," and "Israfel" )

      George R. Graham, 1841. Hardcover. Good. George R. Graham, Philadelphia 1841. Graham's Lady's and Gentleman's Magazine Volumes 18 and 19. Embellished with engravings, fashions and music. Mezzotint engravings by John Sartain. Two volumes bound together. Half bound leather over marbled boards. Lettered in gold at the spine. Edgar Allan Poe contributions: "The Murders in the Rue Morgue," "Descent into the Maelstrom," "The Island of the Fay," "Autography," "The Colloquy of Monos and Una," "Never Bet Your Head," "To Helen," and "Israfel." "The Murders in the Rue Morgue" is considered to be the first detective story ever written. This book contains the first printed appearance of "The Murders in the Rue Morgue", "Descent into the Maelstrom", "The Island of the Fay", "The Colloquy of Monos and Una", and "Never Bet Your Head". Scarce. Book Condition: Good+, shelf wear, rubbing at the spine, book is tight and square, rounded corners, foxing, previous owner's name at the front endpaper and second blank leaf, 2 cent George Washington stamp at the second blank leaf, age toning, tight spine, light chipping at the fore-edge of some pages.

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        Wanderungen an der Nord- und Ostsee. 2 Tle. in 1 Bd. Leipzig, Wigand, (1841). 2 Bll., 116 S.; 128 S. Mit 30 Stahlstich-Tafeln. Gr.-8°. Hldr. d. Zt. mit RVerg. (Kanten beschabt).

      Mit den schönen Ansichten von Helgoland, Wangerooge, Norderney, Neuwerk u.a., auch von Danzig (2), Stettin, Stralsund, Arcona usw.

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        1841 FOUR (4) PAGE Zachary Taylor Autograph Letter Signed (ALS) to General Roger Jones (AN IMPORTANT LETTER with open and private thoughts on President Martin Van Buren, President William Henry Harrison, President George Washington and many others) A SCARCE LETTER WITH OVER 1700 WORDS IN THE HAND OF ZACHARY TAYLOR

      Baton Rouge, LA: Original Letter Signed (ALS), February 1841. 1st Edition. Other Other. Good. (Autograph Letters) TAYLOR, Zachary. Original Four (4) Page Letter Signed (ALS). Baton Rouge, LA: February 10, 1841. 7 3/4 X 9 3/4 inches. Very personal and powerful ALS entirely in the hand of Taylor as well as being signed twice by him (once at the conclusion of the lengthy letter and once on the reverse of the original mailing envelope - 'Gen. Taylor'). Letter is in excess of 1700 words! VG condition overall with minimal splitting at folds as one might expect. Letter and envelope present. ALS to General R. Jones (Roger Jones) containing a generous display of affection for the newly elected President William Henry Harrison and his equally pungent hatred of the ousted Martin Van Buren and his 'Kitchen Cabinet.' Taylor has written the letter to General Jones as a personal friend with whom he is deeply confiding in as it would appear. I have highlighted a few of the key sentiments in the full transcription in the letter below. Like Taylor, Jones had faithfully served the United States cause in the War of 1812. He was promoted to Adjutant General until 1832 and a Brigadier General until 1848. He was a veteran of the Mexican War and is the namesake of Fort Jones In California. One of the most important Zachary Taylor letters in private hands. On the eve of the fateful inauguration speech delivered by William Henry Harrison, Taylor reasons to Jones why he will not be able to attend with him in Washington. Several mentions and personal comments on George Washington, John Bell, Joel Roberts Poinsett and many more. The 'Mr. B.' referred to in the letter would be John Bell of Tennessee, the newly elected Secretary of War under Harrison. (Full Contents of Letter - Comes with original mailing envelope signed in the hand of Taylor as well as bearing another signature of Gen. Taylor on the reverse) Baton Rouge, Louisiana February 10th 1841 (Private) My dear Genl, Your highly esteemed + interesting letter of the 7th ultimo, marked private, was rec’d a few days since, for which I beg to have to tender you my best thanks. My not hearing from you direct in reply to my communication from Louisville alluded to, was assigned to the cause you mention my friend Major Thomas having done so for you in a satisfactory manner, as well as inform me of your absence from the city. Knowing as I do the various duties you daily perform connected with your office when in Washington I did not for a moment attribute your not writing either to a want of country or kindness, not being aware of any occurrence which would have a tendency to interfere at least, with the good understanding which I had flattered myself subsisted between us at any rate I felt confident that nothing intentional on my part had been done to interrupt the kindest feeling I may add friendship which I had intended for you. Notwithstanding I have but little to complain of personally towards the administration, on the contrary, have much to be thankful for, as regards some of its members, yet there are but few if a single individual in the whole land who rejoices more sincerely in spirit + in truth than I do at the recent result of our most glorious political campaign. Which I consider fully as important to the country as was the surrender of Burgoyne at Saratoga + that of Cornwallis at Yorktown at the time those great and important achievements took place. I do not expect to be benefitted an iota by the change + I am not in the habit of desponding in times of difficulty + danger be they ever so great yet I should have despaired of the commonwealth had Mr. Van Buren been reelected. For in that case when we take into consideration the great deterioration of morals during the last twelve years + a total disregard of honesty of every description during the same period on the part of a majority of the office holders even among those filling the highest places with the aid of the sub-treasury which appears End Page 1 to me has put the revenue of the country pretty much at the disposal of the chief magistrate of the nation would have enabled the present incumbent to appoint his successor which there is no doubt he would have done. The forms prescribed by the constitution + laws in regards to elections might have been observed but the substance would have been lost sight of. Which state of things have continued until restored if at all to their original purity by the sword. Neither the hope of honor or reward of any kind, or real or imaginary ______ has had the slightest effect in bringing my mind to this conclusion it has been caused by acts committed almost daily by those in power which I consider alike disgraceful to the country as well as boding no good either to the purity or permanency of our institutions. I am aware my dear Genl, that great injustices have been done you by those in power whose official stations enabled them to outrage you, without having it in your power to obtain any redress other than your demonstrating under such circumstances you have no cause to entertain feelings of kindness or respect for those individuals but it was otherwise. I do not believe you could have approved the genl course of the present administration or wished to have it continued in power a moment longer than the end of its present term. I flatter myself the days of persecution + favoritism are nearly at an end + the time soon be when justice will be done for you as well as that every officer of the govt civil or military will not only be required but compelled within proper stations to do their duty as it was intended they should do by the framers of the constitution for the benefit of the people + not to rob them, which was for some time part been the case with the impunity in many instances by withholding + appropriating the public money which had come into their hands to private purposes. Considering I presume they were authorized in doing so to remunerate them for their subservency to those filling higher places End Page 2 or on acct of extra services rendered their party. There could not be better selections made than the individuals named by you as likely to form in part of the cabinet of President Harrison, besides proposing the first order of talents they are men of sterling integrity + above committing any act of incompatible with their high stations. They are in fact honest, capable + will be found faithful to the constitution as well as being in reality what it was intended they should be, the legal and proper advisors of the President + not his creatures. While they continue about the chief magistrate nothing more will be heard of the miserable set who have contributed largely to degrade the executive + the charter of the nation. The kitchen cabinet, they will sink into oblivion. Had the appt of the war minister been left to me, Wm Bell is the individual I should have fixed on. Ever since the sweep of General Harrison was known I had made up my mind that he or the distinguished Senator from New York Genl Talmedge would be called to that station. Independent of his _____ Mr. B unites great moral + political firmness with untiring industry + business habits + will I am satisfied if anyone can do so resuscitate the army, restore its discipline + infuse into every department the proper energy + economy before much good can be effective a reorganization must be brought about, or a war with Great Britain which there appears to be a strong probability – long will take place, as in either case it would enable the dept. to get clear of such officers who from age, bodily imperfections or want of inclinations were either unable or unwilling to perform their appropriate duties which would embrace about one fourth now in service. Besides resorting to the good old systems adopted + pursued by the father of his country, Genl Washington when president + continued by two at least of his successors of changing frequently stations of corps + individual officers in such a way to prevent their forming local attachments or becoming identified with End Page 3 potential parties which has in some instances recently been in the case in the States of Arkansas + Missouri. Whoever may be the War Minis must necessarily consult + advise with the officers of the army on various subjects, particularly as to details + much will depend on his successful management of the dept on those he may confide in. Mr. B I am satisfied possess as sufficient knowledge of men to enable him to avoid the errors of his predecessor, if errors were committed who all those highly talented + educated as regards to book, he appears to have possessed only a superficial knowledge of mankind hence called around him + selected for his advisors men of inferior rank and capacity without experience whose interest it was to mislead him for primary considerations, or as you correctly remarked when I last saw you, for “filthy ____”; to which may be attributed most of not all the extra troubles + difficulties the present secretary has had to contend with. I do not believe there is an honester or purer man in the nation than Mr. Poinsett or no one who was more disposed to use his office for the honor + benefit of the country but owing to the causes stated it has been too much done for the benefit of private + public individuals. There are but few events which could afford me more real gratification than meeting you + other of my friends in Washington on the fourth of March next to witness the inauguration of President Harrison which event I look upon as a triumph of principle over power; a revolution next in importance to the country to that of achieving by our ancestors our separation + independence from England brought about by the force of reason through the ballot box without a drop of blood having been spilled or a riot of serious character taken place throughout the whole country in consequence of the same. Had I however paid a visit to the city at that time my motives in doing so would have by many been misconstrued supposing or pretending to do so it was for the purpose of conciliating the new administration + to importance them for some situation of profit or care or something that might be construed into a sincere in which they would have been greatly mistaken. The fact is I want nothing. Whenever unable by physical causes or disinclination to perform any duty connected with my official station which may be assigned me I will at once retire to private life + turn in my sword into a plowshare. The extent of my wishes are for the success of the new administration so far as the prosperity of the country is concerned + the preservation of our political institutions in their purity. I should have been delighted to have witness the flight of the Kitchen Cabinet from the White House, + truly + sincerely hope they, or any like them will ever again be able to make a location in, or even near it. I must content myself with rejoicing with you on that day on acct of the great + important event at this place which I shall most heartily do all though separated from you many hundreds miles. Your communication of the 5th ultimo informing me of the Genl in Chiefs decision on the subject of my appt an aid was duly received which subject will be suffered to rest for the present. My respects to your lady + family as well as to my friend Major Thomas + accept my best wishes for the prosperity of you + yours through life with considerations of high respect + esteem. Your friend truly Z. Taylor

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        A New Chart of the World on Mercator's Projection with the Tracks of the Most Celebrated & Recent Navigators.

      London: Henry Teesdale & Co., 10 Red Lon Square, 1841.. Very large folding chart of the world in two parts each measuring 126 x 95 cm (i.e. 126 x 190 cm if joined), each part of the map dissected into 16 sections and mounted on linen, all edges trimmed with green cloth, marbled paper to folded end sections on linen verso, the chart with full original colour. Folds between publisher's full burgundy morocco covers, borders richly gilt, upper cover gilt lettered direct. Light rubbing to extremities of covers and a few light speckles to the upper board, slight wear to the green cloth trim at a few points, a very good example of a most striking chart. The chart notably shows Texas as an independent state. The republic existed for 10 years between 1836 and 1846, after which time the U.S. government invaded the territory as part of its ongoing campaign against Mexico. The courses of a number of famous navigators are indicated, with various panels of descriptive text and tables also printed across the chart.

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        A Winter in the Azores: and a Summer at the Baths of the Furnas.

      London: John van Voorst, 1841. 2 vols. xiv + 375pp + ix + 391pp + 2 coloured frontispieces. 1st ed., occasional light tone spotting but mostly clean in old half calf. Many line drawings in text.

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        America, Historical, Statistic, and Descriptive

      London: Fisher, Son & Co.,, [1841-3]. [together with;] Canada, Nova Scotia, New Brunswick [and] The Slave States of America [and] The Eastern and Western States of America. 9 volumes, octavo (212 × 130 mm). 19th-century tan calf, spines gilt in compartments, red and brown labels, Northern Light Board stamp to head of spine and ruling to boards gilt, marbled endpapers and edges. 7 frontispieces, 23 plates, 1 folding map laid down on linen, vignettes to the text. Boards lightly rubbed, small area of damage to head of spine of Eastern America volume II, occasional light ghosting from plates, some ink spots on a few pages of eastern America volume I. very handsome set indeed. First editions, the Slave States being the first of two issues, of "Mr. Buckingham's great work on America" (Rich). Buckingham spent his early years as a sailor in the Atlantic and Mediterranean and travelling the Middle East. He settled in India, establishing the Calcutta Journal in 1818, but being expelled in 1823 for his forthright criticisms of the Company. Back in England he published accounts of his expeditions, and stood for parliament, representing Sheffield from 1832-7. "After retiring from parliament, in October 1837 Buckingham undertook an extensive tour through North America, lasting nearly four years… Buckingham was a voluminous writer. He published numerous books on his foreign travels, which are especially notable for the information they provide about social conditions in the many countries he visited…He was probably best known, however, as a lecturer, undertaking speaking tours in both Britain and North America" (ODNB). Sabin is somewhat curmudgeonly about the series, noting this "collection of sketches and extracts … is hastily, often ungrammatically expressed" and only "tolerably impartial." However, he is forced to concede that it contains "a fund of statistical and general information on the rise, progress, manners, &c. of the people", which is where its value lies.

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      London. 1841.. Two volumes. viii,264; viii,266pp. plus errata slip and hundreds of plates. Quarto. 19th-century three-quarter red morocco, gilt, and marbled boards, spines gilt, t.e.g. Boards and extremities lightly rubbed. Bookplates on front pastedowns. Very minor foxing. Very good. The first edition of Catlin's famous book, one of the most important works on American Indians published in the 19th century. Besides the description of his travels throughout the West, the book contains hundreds of line drawings of southern and western Indians, as well as two significant maps showing the locations of Indian tribes. Catlin first went west in 1830, travelling extensively for the next six years accumulating his "Indian Gallery." LETTERS AND NOTES... was published when he brought the exhibition to London. WAGNER-CAMP 84:1. HOWES C241. STREETER SALE 1805. WHEAT TRANSMISSISSIPPI 453, 454, 455. CLARK III:141.

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        Letters and Notes Being Letters And Notes On The Manners, Customs, And Conditions of the North American Indians. ..Written During Their Eight Years' Travel Amongst The Wildest Tribes Of Indians In North America in 1832, 33, 34, 35, 36, 37, 38, and 39

      London: Published by the Author, at Egyptian Hall, Picadilly. Printed by Tosswill and Myers, 24, Budge Row, 1841. First edition, with errata slip. 2 vols., 8vo. With three maps (one folding) and over 400 plates, carefully engraved from his original paintings. 264; viii, 266 pp. Contemporary three-quarter calf and marbled boards, spine gilt with leather label; rebacked, with original spine laid down, new endpapers. Extremities rubbed. Bookplate on front pastedowns. Light scattered foxing. Very good. Wagner-Camp 84:1; Sabin 11536; Howes C- 24; Streeter Sale 1805; Wheat Transmississippi 453, 454 & 455; Clark III: 141 . "One of the most original, authentic, and popular works on the subject" (Sabin) The first edition of Catlin's famous book, one of the most important works on American Indians published in the 19th century.€ Besides the description of his travels throughout the West, the book contains hundreds of line drawings of southern and western Indians, as well as two significant maps showing the locations of Indian tribes.€ Catlin first went west in 1830, travelling extensively for the next six years accumulating his "Indian Gallery."€ LETTERS AND NOTES... was published when he brought the exhibition to London

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      New York: Wiley and Putnam, 1841.. Two volumes. viii,264; viii,266pp. plus hundreds of plates. Errata slip. Without two plates called for (but see below). Contemporary three-quarter morocco and marbled boards, spines gilt. A bit of shelf wear. Bookplate on front pastedowns, with corresponding presentation inscription (see below). Map neatly repaired and laid down Japan tissue, very slight loss on bottom margin not affecting map. Very good. A presentation set, inscribed in both volumes by William Wiley, Catlin's American publisher, to John W. Brooks of Milton Hill, Massachusetts. First American edition of Catlin's famous book, issued the same year as the London first, with the same collation, maps and illustrations. One of the most important works on American Indians published in the 19th century. Besides the descriptions of his travels throughout the West, the book contains hundreds of line drawings of Indians, as well as two significant maps of Indian tribe locations. Catlin first went west in 1830, travelling extensively for the next six years accumulating his "Indian Gallery." LETTERS AND NOTES... was published when he brought the exhibition to London. The present copy lacks a total of fifteen numbered illustrations. Seven of these, however, never seem to have been issued with the book (they are numbered 23, 137, 142, 149, 159, 246, and 247). They are missing from other copies we have examined, including the Yale copy, and they are not referenced in the text. The errata note, tipped in at the titlepage, explains that though it may seem that several illustrations are missing, those referred to in the text are all present. Therefore, it appears that the only illustrations actually lacking from this copy are those numbered 24 to 27, and 129 to 132 (eight total illustrations, which were printed on a total of two plates). Since this is a presentation copy from the publisher in a special binding, it is possible that this lack represents the earliest issue of the American edition. WAGNER-CAMP 84:3. HOWES C241. McCRACKEN 8a. FIELD 261. SABIN 11536. PILLING, PROOF-SHEETS 680.

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

      London: Published By the Author, at the Egyptian Hall, Piccadilly, 1841. In Two Volumes. Catlin's Monumental Work on the Ethnology of the North American Indian. "Written during eight years' travel (1832-1839) amongst the wildest tribes of Indians in North America." "With five hundred [sic] illustrations, carefully engraved from his original paintings." An unrestored set in the original green cloth, yellow endpapers, paper title labels on spines. First edition, first issue (with uncorrected error "Frederick" for "Zedekiah" on page 104, line 26 of Vol I -- as referenced in the Errata Slip tipped-in on the recto of the frontispiece illustration); Vol I, viii 264pp; Vol II, viii 266pp; Three Maps (one folding) and 309 line-cut reductions of his original paintings on 177 plates. Bib. Ref.: Wagner-Camp, Becker 84:1. Spine slightly cocked, ends and corners are moderately bumped & rubbed, edges faded, text is unusually clean and white. The bottom edge of the Vol I label is worn and no longer displays "Vol. I." The inner hinges are broken on both volumes with covers wholly detached; Vol I being wholly dis-bound and Vol II covers only attached by two cords on the back hinge. Many of the art plates have light scattered foxing -- of the 309 illustrations, 28 have foxing on the margins only, leaving the illustrations clean; many more have only a few light spots in the illustration while a few plates are quite heavily spotted. The folding map in Vol I is remarkably well preserved with very light fading, no foxing, no tears. The maps in Vol II show scattered light foxing. In Vol II, the map and first 14 plates have a half-moon shaped damp stain in the fore edge margin; which stains do not affect the text pages -- perhaps an error at the engravers? One plate, No.227, is loose. On the front endpapers of each volume there is the shield insignia of the Sussex Archaelogical Society Library, with the entries No. 794 & No. 794A. Inscribed at the upper right corner is: Mrs T Simmons / 163 / High St / Lewes. Inscribed at page center in a different hand is: Presented by Mrs. Simmons / High Street / Lewes. There is a numbered circular identification sticker on the lower spines, perhaps applied by another librarian or collector: [number] 194 pencilled on the sticker on Vol II, and Vol I displaying an adhesive residue ghost of a like sticker. (Included with the set is a copy of an eMail letter to us from the library confirming that the set was donated in 1899 and subsequently properly deaccessed about 1905.) An unusual, famous, desireable work of Americana rarely encountered as complete, original and unaltered as this set.. First Edition. Hard Cover. Good. 4to - 10" x 6-3/8".

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        Chess Player's Chronicle, The

      R Hastings xviii+416 pages with frontispiece, diagrams and index. Octavo (8 3/4" x 5 3/4") bound in period cloth with blind stamped covers and gilt decoration and lettering to spine. Title stamped in red and green dated 1841, but published in 1840. Volume I. (Betts: 7-1) First edition.The Chess Player's Chronicle, founded by Howard Staunton and extant from 1841?56 and 1859?62, was the world's first successful English-language magazine devoted exclusively to chess. Various unrelated but identically or similarly named publications were published until 1902. The earliest chess magazine in any language was the French Le Palamède, published in 1836-39 and 1842-47. In 1837 George Walker introduced an English-language magazine, the Philidorian, that was devoted to "chess and other scientific games". Only six issues of it were published, and it "expired in May, 1838". The Chess Player's Chronicl became the first successful English-language chess magazine. In 1840 or 1841 Staunton bought the fortnightly magazine The British Miscellany and Chess Player's Chronicle. In 1841 it became The Chess Player's Chronicle. In 1843, the Chess Player's Chronicle became a shilling monthly magazine. Staunton "made the inclusion of a large number of games by himself and other leading players of the day a special feature" of the magazine. He also used the magazine as a forum for attacking others. Staunton was the owner and editor of the magazine until the early 1850s, when he sold it to R.B. Brien. O'Brien became editor of the magazine, but was unable to continue its success and discontinued it in 1856 because of financial losses and his own illness. It reappeared in 1859 under the editorship of Ignatz Kolisch, Zytogorski, and Josef Kling, but survived only until July 1862. Thereafter, a number of magazines appeared with the same or similar name (such as Chess Players' Chronicle) appeared. Arthur Skipworth, assisted by William Wayte and Charles Ranken, wrote The Chess Players' Quarterly Chronicle, which was published in York from February 1868 to December 1871. Skipworth, who had left Bilsdale for Tetford Rectory, Horncastle, and John Wisker became the editors of the new The Chess Players' Chronicle in February 1872. Johann Löwenthal began writing for it in 1873. The magazine ran until 1875. In January 1876, it was succeeded by The Chess Player's Chronicle, whose editor-in-chief was J. Jenkin of Helensburgh. Its editorial staff consisted of Jenkin, Skipworth, Ranken, Wayte, and Andrew Hunter of Glasgow. Billed as a "monthly record of provincial chess", it was published at Glasgow, costing sixpence. Its short run under Jenkin's editorship was marked by xenophobia. The February issue stated that the West End Club had "cleared away the disturbing foreign element which whilom infected the Divan" and referring to Wilhelm Steinitz as "the hot-headed little Austrian". Its third and last issue was published in March. The magazine reappeared in January 1877. It was now under Ranken's editorship, assisted by J. Crum, G. B. Fraser, Skipworth, and Wayte. The first issue apologized for "certain offensive statements and insinuations, seriously affecting the honor of some eminent players", and explained that some members of the present editorial staff had only contributed games and other inoffensive material to it in 1875. Ranken continued to edit the magazine until September 1880. In 1881, the title was enlarged to The Chess Player's Chronicle, and Journal of Indoor and Outdoor Sports, and "the magazine's importance in the chess world was no longer the same". None of these magazines compared in quality with what Staunton had achieved, and the success of the British Chess Magazine, by the turn of the century a superb magazine, put an end to the title in 1902.Condition:Corners bumped, earlier owner's stamp to title, some pencil notations through out, some occasional foxing to preliminary and title pages, recased with new end papers, old newspaper chess problem laid on front paste down else a very good copy.

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        A Letter to Her Majesty, the British Queen

      Albany: C. Van Benthuysen, 1841. 12mo and 167 pages. Tooled dark brown cloth with paper spine label. Ex-lib: Library number to spine, bookplates, and blind stamps to prelims. A little cloth missing on spine. Corners worn and curled. Endpapers foxed. A little ink spatter to fore-edge text block affecting the margins of a few pages.Small area of damp staining along bottom 1 inch of gutter affecting first and last 30 pages. Tightly bound.The Rebellions of 1837 were a pair of Canadian armed uprisings that occurred in 1837 and 1838 in response to frustrations in political reform (in both Upper and Lower Canada). (Also known variously as the Mackenzie Rebellion.) Defeats in Canada caused many of the rebels to flee to the United States. They used the US as a base for launching further raids into Canada, until decisively defeated at the Battle of the Windmill. The Earl of Durham was sent in as Governor of Canada at this point, with broad powers. He dealt with the rebels severely - hanging some, but banishing most without trial, for life, to the brutal penal colony of Van Dieman's Land. Sutherland, 1801-52, was an American volunteer with the Patriots; he was captured, tried, sentenced to deportation, but later released (on a technicality). After his release. he became a tireless advocate for the men who were banished, writing to all and sundry who might secure their release. A very rare Canadian Rebellion item. A note on shipping for this book: US shipped overnight via USPS Express Mail, with signature required upon receipt. Will also ship to Canada and the UK via Priority Mail International.

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        The Poetical Works of Sir Walter Scott

      Edinburgh: Robert Cadell, 1841. viii, 823pp, [1]. Contemporary full vellum with morocco onlays, smooth spine, morocco title label to head of spine with morocco place / date label to foot, spine with onlaid flowers and gilt stems, covers with triple fillet border and dog-tooth rolls surrounding a frame made up of onlaid flowers and gilt stems, edges and inner dentelles with gilt rolls, a.e.g. and gauffered, endpapers with small gilt stars. Rebacked with original spine laid on, slightly rubbed to extremities, possibly lacking one or two of the flower onlays, inner joints reinforced. Internally quite bright and clean, with additional engraved title, facsimile letter and twenty-three full page steel engravings. An attractive binding by J[ohn] Wright of Noel Street, London, who according to Ramsden was, 'a binder of the highest order' (Ramsden, London Book Binders, page 154). First Thus. Full Vellum. Good+. 8vo.

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        A Residence of Eleven Years in New Holland and the Caroline Islands

      Bos., 1841.. b/w frontis. As a youth O’Connell found his way to Australia where he had contacts with convicts and aborigines. He was later cast away on the north of the continent, and in a subsequent voyage he was shipwrecked in the Caroline Islands, where he lived for five years with the natives. Second edition of this scarce and interesting narrative. Ferguson 3268. Hill 1250. Huntress 278C. Bound in original calf, rebacked to match, with original label. Some foxing, staining to bottom of title page, but a very presentable copy of a scarce book.

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        Handbok i trädgårds-skötseln.

      Tredje upplagan. Sthlm, P. A. Norstedt & söner, 1841. 8:o. XVIII,490,(2) s. & 1 litograferad plansch & 1 utvikbar tryckt tabell. Med ett flertal illustrationer i texten. Häftad och oskuren i grönt tryckt omslag. Lös i häftningen i början. Inlagan lätt lagerfläckig på sina håll. Med författarens handskrivna dedikation till E. S. Boström. Från Östanå.. Hebbe Den svenska lantbrukslitteraturen 1592. Första upplagan utkom 1831 och den femte och sista 1852. Anders Lundström (1781-1865) var ledamot av Vetenskapsakademien och ansvarig för Bergianska trädgården

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        ICONOGRAFIA D'ANATOMIA CHIRURGICA E DI MEDICINA OPERATORIA. Con tavole litografiche al naturale.

      In folio, 3 voll. (di cui 2 di tavv.). Il testo (mm. 475x315), rilegato in cartonato mod., tit. oro su due tasselli al dorso, di pp. 312. "Manca" il vol. secondo, di ?Supplemento?, 1851). I volumi di tavole (mm. 436x305), mz. pelle coeva, filetti e tit. oro al dorso, contengono complessive 202 magnifiche tavole litografate a colori (tranne la prima, in b.n.), eseguite da Ridolfi, Stefani e Ballagny, su disegni di Serantoni, Muzzi e Borrani, ciasc. con numerose figure e relativa dellagliata descrizione. Il primo vol. ne contiene 93 (91 + 2 bis: 33 e 83) - Il secondo, 109 (77 + 16 bis: 7-22-26-29-38-39-45-56-57-69-70-71-72-73-74-75 + 16 contrassegnate A-P). Sono tavole che raffigurano in modo molto realistico particolari anatomici e operazioni chirurgiche in ogni parte del corpo, unitamente agli strumenti medicali dell'epoca. Entrambi i volumi portano anche un frontespizio figurato con il titolo ?Trattato completo dell?anatomia dell?uomo riguardante la medicina operatoria ossia anatomia chirurgica.. con Atlante?. Monumentale e straordinaria opera di iconografia medica e anatomica del XIX secolo, in "prima edizione italiana", molto rara a trovarsi completa delle bellissime illustrazioni. Autore del testo è il fisico Jean Baptiste Marc Bourgery (1797-1849) in collaborazione con Claude Bernard, mentre l'apparato iconografico è di Nicolas Henri Jacob (Paris, 1782-1871), allievo del grande pittore Louis David. Cfr. CLIO,I, p. 674 - Wellcome,II, p. 214 - Graesse,I,512 per la prima ediz. di Parigi del 1830-44: ?ouvrage magnifique?. Vol. di testo con lievi fiorit. o arross.; primo vol. di tavole con qualche fiorit.; il secondo con alone al marg. interno super. su ca. 50 tavv. che sono state anche restaur. per strappi o picc. manc. (che non intaccano le figure). A parte questi difetti complessivam. è un buon esemplare.

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        TEATRO ARALDICO. Ovvero raccolta generale delle Armi ed Insegne Gentilizie delle più illustri e Nobili Casate che esisterono un tempo e che tuttora fioriscono in tutta l'Italia. Illustrate con relative genealogico-storiche nozioni.

      In-8 gr. (mm. 268x198), 8 voll. in mz. pelle rossa coeva + l??Appendice? in tela mod. Celebrata e magnifica opera sull?araldica italiana. Ogni volume contiene una lunga introduzione in cui vengono proposti vari temi: "Cenni intorno all'araldica - Descrizione alfabetica degli Ordini di Cavalleria - Intorno all'origine dei cognomi - Dei diversi generi di nobiltà. Suoi titoli e sue prove - Dei titoli e Predicati d'onore - Storia dell'Ordine di Malta - Dizionario araldico etimologico - Dizionario alfabetico dell'arte araldica". Seguono le descrizioni genealogico-storiche delle famiglie nobili italiane con i relativi stemmi. Nel 1851 venne pubblicata l'"Appendice a tutta l'opera "Teatro Araldico" comprendente l'Indice generale, le correzioni, le aggiunte e variazioni, ecc.?. L?opera contiene una raccolta di 459 famiglie, illustrate da complessive 630 (su 653) bellissime tavv. f.t., finemente miniate, (solo 3 sono in b.n.), di cui: 567 (su 583) raffigurano stemmi appartenenti alle famiglie descritte e 63 (su 70) tavv. sono relative alle introduzioni degli 8 voll. "Le 23 tavole mancanti sono qui presenti in fotocopia a colori". Sono pure in fotocopia: un albero genealogico e l?Indice (vol. I) + Indice (vol. VIII). Cfr. Spreti,3930 - Colaneri "Bibliografia araldica e genealogica d'Italia",1925: "Raccolta pregevole anche dal lato artistico, essendo gli stemmi stati disegnati da illustri pittori italiani". Esempl. con fioriture; un certo numero di tavv. miniate anche con ingialliture.

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        A Catalogue of the Law Library of Harvard University in Cambridge, Massachusetts. Second Edition. Cohen 1814

      The copy of the much expanded catalogue of the Harvard Law School Library once that of William Wetmore Story, marking its growth under his father, Joseph Story, and Simon Greenleaf, with Story's bookplate ("William W Story") on the front pastedown. Modern 3/4 calf over the original marbled boards, a very good clean copy. Folsom, Wells, and Thurston, Printers to the University, Cambridge, 1841.

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        Ancient Laws and Institutes of Wales; Comprising Laws Supposed to Be Enacted by Howel the Good, Modified by Subsequent Regulations Under the Native Princes Prior to the Conquest of Edward the First [etc.]

      . Modern cloth, a bit shaken, but a clean copy. The Commissioners on the Public Records of the Kingdom, London], 1841.

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        Om Begrebet Ironi med stadigt Hensyn til Socrates.

      Kjøbenhavn, P.G. Philipsen,1841. Ubeskåret i det orig. hollanderede papbd. Ny ryg i papir, der svarer til permerne. Første 3 blade brunplettede, ellers pæn. M. 2 sider reklamer for bøger af samme forlægger. (4), 350, (2) pp.Uncut in the orig. blue cardboardbdg. New back made from paper perfectly matching the boards. First three leaves brownspotted, otherwise nice and clean. With two leaves of advertisements. (4), 350, (2) pp.. Originaludgaven, som den udkom i handelen. Himmelstrup 8.First edition, as it was published for sale

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        Christmas Improvement; or, Hunting Mrs. P. A Tale Founded on Facts. Intended as a Christmas Box for those who wish to begin the New Year without her

      London: Simpkin and Marshall 1841 London: Simpkin and Marshall, 1841. Third edition. Square 16mo. Frontispiece and 5 plates. viii, 111, [1] pp. Publisher's red embossed cloth, gilt-lettered on front cover and spine; quarter morocco slipcase and chemise. Fine. Provenance: Bookplate of J. Gordon Houghton

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        IL MEDITERRANEO ILLUSTRATO. LE SUE ISOLE LE SUE SPIAGGE. Comprendente la Sicilia, la Costa di Barberia, la Calabria, Gibilterra, Malta, Palermo, Algeri, Itaca, Bona, Cartagine, Corfu', Messina, Cefalonia, ecc. ecc.

      In-4 p., 2 voll. (di cui 1 di tavv.), mz. pelle coeva, dorso a cordoni (restaur.) con decoraz. a secco e tit. oro su due tasselli, pp. 512. Il volume di tavole contiene 64 pregevoli incisioni su acciaio (compreso il frontespizio) che raffigurano vedute delle più importanti località mediterranee "eseguite dai piu' distinti artisti di Londra, su i disegni originali levati sopra luogo da W.L. Leitch, Sir Grenville Temple, e Allen". Con fiorit. (alle tavv. sono per lo più marginali), ma complessivam. un buon esemplare.

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        Traité de L'Art de la Charpenterie. [Text volume + plates].

      Bruxelles, Meline, Cons et Comp., 1841-42 (Text vol.]; Paris, Anselin, Gaeury & V. Dalmont, 1841 (Plates). Text volume: Royal8vo. Two volumes bound in one contemporary half calf. Library stamp pasted on to lower part of spine and library stamp to title page. Hinges with some wear but firmly attached. Internally very fine and clean. [Vol. 1]: (2), 575 pp; (4), 670 pp.Plates: Folio-oblong both bound in contemporary half calf, with gilt lettering to spine. Spine with wear and hinges loose. First plates with a 5 cm long tear. Plates are fine and clean with occasional marginal brown spots. 157 engraved plates.. First edition of the first work on laminated timber engineering, being one of the most famous and influential books on the construction of timber roofing and large wood constructions in general. This is the first book since 1567 (De l'Orme. Le premiere tome dell'architecture) to deal with this subject in a scientific and analytical context. Emy's work was organized as a manual describing concrete working phases and procedures and avoiding the usual philosophical and ethic speculations on the reasons to build. He gave precise instructions on minimize wood usage, waste reduction in the workmanship and realization processes of architectonic elements, manufacture assembling speed and work site cleaning. "Armand Rose Emy's essay is one of the most interesting points of reference in the French and European cultural debate on timber construction [...]. Emy suggested a new wood coverage system inspired by the inventions of de l'Orme, architect and counsellor to the Court of King Henry II who wrote in 1561 Le nouvelles inventions pour bien bastir et a petit fraiz." (Mongelli. A New Wood Roofing System: Marac's Barracks and Colonel Armand Rose Emy's Innovative System)"The greatness of Emy's work, the precision and the correctness of his studies and the validity of his invention led Emy to realise many barracks using this roofing system. Photographs show that the Marac barracks was in existence until the 1960s. Today, he must to be remembered for another reason. [...], it is Emy who should arguably be seen as the true father of this technique, as can be seen by his the first careful reflections and experimentation using this type of construction. In fact, studying the Wiebeking's bridge realized at Bemberga, Emy had even evaluated the possibility of introducing the blood-albumen glue between the thin plates to strengthen his semi-circular arch." (Ibid.)

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        Observations on the Natural History of Bees: A New Edition (5th), with a memoir of the author, practical appendix and analytical detail;

      London, Thomas Tegg, 1841.. HARDBACK, original decorative blind-embossed brown pictorial cloth, with gilt embossed beehive design on front cover, rebacked with gilt lettering on spine, vignette title-page, pages: xxiv, 352, folding plates 5, cr. 8vo., 110mm x 190mm, (4.25" x 7.5"), a classic in the history of beekeeping, corners and bottom edge slightly rubbed with minor losses, some light marginal browning and occasional light spotting, otherwise a very fine sound copy of a very scarce item. British Bee Books 171.

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        WAVERLEY NOVELS. Twenty-five volume set.

      Illustrated half-titles; Bound in half green calf, gilt with twin red labels, over marbled boards. Octavo. 16 x 10 cm. Very occasional spotting; small bookplate on rear endpapers. A very handsome set.

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        Mémoire sur une propriété générale d'une classe trés-étendue de fonctions transcendantes.

      Paris, Académie des Sciences, 1841 (submitted 1826). 4to. (257x197mm). Extract from: 'Mém. Acad. d. Sciences de Paris', 1841, pp.176-264. Contemporary half calf with gilt spine lettering. Spine with a little wear. Some light brown spotting throughout. Otherwise fine and clean.. Very scarce first edition of Abel's main paper, in which he first presented his theorem for elliptic integrals - Abel's theorem. "After studying at Christiania and Copenhagen, Abel received a scholarship that permitted him to travel. In Paris he was presented to Legendre, Laplace, Cauchy, and Lacroix, but they ignored him. ... Abel knew the work of Euler, Lagrange, and Legendre on elliptic integrals and may have gotten suggestions for the work he undertook from remarks made by Gauss, especially in his 'Disquisitiones Arithmeticae'. He himself started to write papers in 1825. He presented his major paper on integrals to the Academy of Sciences in Paris on October 30, 1926, for publication in its journal. This paper, [the offered item], contained Abel's great theorem. Fourier, the secretary of the Academy at the time, read the introduction to the paper and then referred the paper to Legendre and Cauchy for evaluation, the latter being chiefly responsible. The paper was long and difficult, only because it contained many new ideas. Cauchy laid it aside to favor his own work. Legendre forgot about it. After Abel's death, when his fame was established, the Academy searched for the paper, found it, and published it in 1841. ... Because Abel's main paper of 1826 was not published until 1841, other authors, learning the more limited theorems published in between these dates, obtained independently many of Abel's 1826 results." (Kline: Mathematical Thought from Ancient to Modern Times, pp.644-55). Sotheran: Bibliotheca Chemico-Mathematics, Third Supplement, describes this paper as "very scarce"

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