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        The Life of Beethoven, including Correspondence with his Friends, numerous characteristic traits, and remarks on his musical works. Edited by Ignace Moscheles

      London: Henry Colburn, 1841 First edition of the first biography of Beethoven in English, by the "Pianist to His Royal Highness Prince Albert. Half dark olive calf over marbled boards by Bickers. Gilt spines, tooled in compartments, gilt olive-brown calf labels, marbled edges. Two volumes, octavo. Engraved frontisporrait, two folding facsimile plates of music, additional music in text. A few light scuffs, plates lightly foxed or browned, old ink donor's inscription on a preliminary blank of Volume I. A very good set, in an attractive binding. Ignace Moscheles (1794-1870) was a Prague-born composer and piano virtuoso, who spent portions of his life in Vienna, London, and Leipzig. He was an early promoter of the music of the then-revolutionary Beethoven, conducting the London premiere of Missa Solemnis, and was for a time the teacher of Mendelssohn. With Mendelssohn's success in England, Moscheles became in demand as a music teacher to the children of aristocratic families, and was ultimately appointed "Pianist to Prince Albert." He followed Mendelssohn to Leipzig to take a position in Mendelssohn's newly established Conservatory there, and became to leader of the Conservatory after Mendelssohn's death.

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        La Russie.

      Bruxelles: Socit belge de librairie, Haumann & Cie. 1841.. 214 pp. Quarter morocco over marbled boards, 4 raised bands ruled in gilt, four compartments with gilt florets, gilt title, marbled endpapers. First edition. Illus. with 10 engraved plates, 2 in-text drawings, and 2 folding maps (one colored). Queered: La literature franaise contemporaine. Xidex sicle, II: pp. 487-88. Bibliografia Polka I, p. 405. 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 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 Cie between 1834 and 1844 before publishing his well known work on phrenology, "Introduction l'tude philosophique et pratique de la phrnologie" (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. A very good copy, spine rubbed, corners worn, scattered foxing, nearly invisible repair at fold on small map, mostly marginal.

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        Incidents of Travel in Central America, Chiapas, and Yucatan...

      NY, Harper & Brothers, 1841. Two volumes: 424, 474 p., illus., 65 plates (incl. fronts.), fold. map, 3 plans; 23 cm. Stephens' text and Catherwood's pictures first brought attention to the monumental Maya ruins. Sabin 91297. Stock#OB793. Vg, some foxing. Bound in publisher's brown textured boards stamped in gold; spines remounted on sturdy cloth, endpapers with acid-free paper.

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        Views in Affghaunistaun ... from sketches taken during the campaign of the Army of the Indus

      London: published by W.H. Allen & Co. and T.M'Lean, [1841]. Folio. (14 3/4 x 10 1/2 inches). Tinted lithographed title, uncoloured lithographed dedication "To The Chairman and Directors of the Honble the East India Company," hand-coloured lithographed frontispiece, engraved map and 26 tinted lithographed plates after Jackson by W. L. Walton, T. Allom and others. Publisher's moire cloth boards, lettered in gilt on the upper cover, expertly rebacked to style, original yellow endpapers. A fine and rare record of the first Afghan War. An army of 21,000 troops under the command of Sir John Keane set out from the Punjab in December 1838 with orders to take Kabul and replace the emir Dost Mohammad with Shah Shuja. By late March 1839, the British forces had reached Quetta, crossed the Bolan Pass and begun their march to Kabul. They advanced through rough terrain, crossed deserts and 12,000-foot-high mountain passes, but made good progress and took Kandahar on April 25, 1839. On July 22, in a surprise attack, they captured the until-then impregnable fortress of Ghazni, which overlooks a plain leading eastward into the North West Frontier Province: the British troops breached the defenses by blowing-up one of the city gates and, following some fierce fighting, marched into the city. In taking this fortress, they suffered 200 men killed and wounded, while the Afghans lost nearly 500 men. 1,600 Afghans were taken prisoner, and an unknown number were wounded. Following this, the British achieved a decisive victory over Dost Mohammad's troops, led by one of his sons. Dost Mohammad fled with his loyal followers across the passes to Bamian, and ultimately to Bukhara. This first and most successful stage of the war ended in August 1839, when, after almost thirty years, Shuja was again enthroned in Kabul.The present work records this period in words and pictures and was published before the setbacks which led to the eventual decision by the British to withdraw from Afghanistan. Following the completion of this first campaign, Jackson, a Captain in the 4th Light Dragoons, was granted leave to return to Britain and was able to arrange for the publication of the present work. Although including some historical information and topographical description, the chief attraction of this fine work are the fine lithographed views. These include images referencing specific military engagements (enhanced by Jackson's eye- witness descriptions), as well as general views of "Caubul" and other cities, forts and mountainous passes. Although some images show British officers, most include depictions of locals in native dress.A contemporary reviewer, in the Literary Gazette, writes: "A great dandy of Affghaun and a great gun of Ghuznee, as frontispiece and vignette, introduce us to these views, which embrace a variety of objects of Oriental interest-scenery, fortifications, storming attacks, ruins, minarets, travelling, costume, cities, navigation, tombs, and, in short, the most remarkable features in the territories lately invaded by the British army. They are executed on a large scale, and with a combined aspect of fidelity and spirit which strongly recommends them to our approbation. We should say, from comparison with other Eastern works of the same kind, that they are accurate in relation to truth and clever in relation to art" (Literary Gazette, 12 June 1841). Following the publication of this work, Jackson returned to India and then to Kabul, where he died in 1842. Abbey Travel II, 506; Bobins The Exotic and the Beautiful I, 259.

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

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

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        Facts in Mesmerism, or Animal Magnetism; with Reasons for a Dispassionate Inquiry into It

      First American edition. With an appendix containing the report of the Boston Committee on Animal Magnetism. Bound in publisher's original brown cloth with spine stamped in gilt. A nice tight and bright copy with only minimal rubbing to extremities. minor foxing to fore edge and easily removable pencil notes throughout. An important book. Hard Cover

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        The Rhine, Italy, And Greece

      . Illustrated with 71 plates and 2 vignettes by various artists. Bound in full leather with decorations stamped in gilt, a.e.g. Front board is separated, extremeties worn, heel of spine chipped, otherwise very good.

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        Gesammelte Werke.

      Schwarze Halblederbände der Zeit mit Romantikervergoldung und goldgeprägten Rückentiteln. 7 Bände. Goedeke XIV, 569, 768. - Erste Gesamtausgabe, herausgegeben von Carl Brandes und mit einem Vorwort von Alexander von Humboldt. - Bis auf wenig kleine Stockflecken ausnehmend sauberes Exemplar. In Band 6 wie immer mehrere Bogen papierbedingt gebräunt. - Ohne das Porträt in Band 5 und die gestochene Tafel zu Band 4. Exlibris auf den Innendeckeln. - Schön gebundenes Exemplar.

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        Memorabilia Tigurina oder Chronik der Denkwürdigkeiten der Stadt und Landschaft Zürich, von den ältesten Zeiten bis 1850.

      25x21 cm. VI, 783 S., 1 S. Berichtigungen; 3 Bl., 857 S., 16 S. Register; VIII, 715 S., 1 S. Anzeigen. Mit 23 Ansichten in Aquatinta von G. Hegi, H. Bodmer, L. Siegfried, J. Ruff u.a. Neue Halblederbände mit goldgeprägten Rückentiteln. 3 Bände. Longchamp 3158a, 3159 und 3160. - HBLS V, 75. - Zürcher TB 1972, S. 88 ff. - Appenzeller 1-2 und 53-60. - Zurlinden, Zürich, 1814-1914, Bd. II, 274. - Vollständiges Exemplar mit allen 23 Ansichten dieser vom Zürcher Lokalhistoriker und Sektretär des Bauamtes Friedrich Vogel (1804-1855) verfassten 'Denkwürdigkeiten ?', mit der er sich "die grössten Verdienste um Zürichs Lokalgeschichte erworben hat" (Zurlinden). Die zuverlässigen, "bis ins kleinste Detail gehenden Orientierungen über die alte bis neueste Zeitgeschichte, Ortsgeschichte und Geschichte zahlreicher Einrichtungen (wie Buchdruckereien, Vereine und Gesellschaften, Schulwesen usw.) lässt in der alphabetischen Reihenfolge der Artikel fast keine Lücken erkennen" (HBLS). Die 23, vor allem von Hegi und Bodmer gestochenen Ansichten zeigen: Zürich, grosse und kleine Stadt, die Münsterbrücke mit dem Grossmünster, den neuen Bahnhof und die neue Post, Münsterkirche, Kantonsschule und Kantonsspital, Gesamtansichten von Küsnacht, Eglisau, Greifensee, Grüningen, Kappel, Rheinau, Uster, Dorf und Schloss Kyburg, Regensberg, Töss, Sitzberg bei Turbenthal, Obfelden, Schloss Wädenswil, Schloss Laufen mit Rheinfall und die neue Mädchenschule in Winterthur. - Teils stockfleckig. Wenige Bl. gebräunt.

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        A Picturesque Description of the River Wye, From the Source to its Junction with the Severn

      London: Ackermann & Co, 1841.. First Edition. Green/gilt hardback cloth cover. G+ : in Good condition plus. Cover lightly rubbed with some light corner and edge wear. Chip to spine head. Light spotting to prelims otherwise contents VG. 32pp + plates :: 12 hand-coloured plates, all numbered in ink :: 380mm x 270mm (15" x 11")

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        Das Königreich Württemberg nebst den von ihm eingeschlossenen Hohenzoller'schen Fürstenthümern in ihren Naturschönheiten, ihren merkwürdigsten Städten, Badeorten, Kirchen und sonstigen vorzüglichen Baudenkmalen für den Einheimischen und Fremden dargestellt.

      8°, Titelbl. mit gestochener Vignette, 3 Bl., 47 (von 48) gest. Taf. m. 56 Textbl., Priv.-Kart. d. Zt., Berieben, Kapitale m. kleinen Rückenverlusten, einige Taf. etw. stockfl., wenige gebräunt; die in der «Uebersicht» aufgelistete Tafel «Donaubrücke» und das dazugehörige Textblatt fehlt; gesamthaft gutes Ex. Enthält die Stiche: Heilbronn, Weinsberg, Kloster Schönthal, Mergentheim, Schwäbisch Hall und Comburg, Die Michaelskirche in Hall, Das Kloster Maulbronn, Totalansicht von Wildbad, Bad und Promenade in Wildbad, Teinach und Zavelstein / Liebenzell, Das Kloster Hirschau, Calw, Tübingen, Reutlingen, Lichtenstein, Ansicht von Stuttgart, Der Marktplatz in Stuttgart, Das alte Schloss in Stuttgart, Innere Ansicht aus dem K. Schloss Rosenstein, Das K. Hof-Theater in Kannstadt, Der Rotheberg, Esslingen, Die Dionysius Kirche in Esslingen, Gmünd, Der Rechberg, Helfenstein und die befestigte Stadt Geisslingen, Der Drackenstein im Filsthal, Blaubeuren, Ulm von Südost, Das Rathhaus in Ulm, Der Marktbrunnen in Ulm, Das Gögglinger Thor in Ulm, Das Münster zu Ulm, Innere Ansicht des Münsters zu Ulm, Ein Theil aus dem Chorgestühl im Münster zu Ulm, Biberach, Weingarten bei Ravensburg, Waldburg, Friedrichshafen, Hohentwiel, Tuttlingen und Honburg, Sigmaringen, Ruine Dietfurt in Sigmaringen, Zuchthaus Hornstein bei Sigmaringen, Lauchar[t]thal in Sigmaringen, Hettingen im Sigmaringenschen, Hohenzollern mit Hechingen.

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        An Illustrated Catalogue of British Plants. C. E. Sowerby. 1841

      Sowerby. Charles Edward. An Illustrated Catalogue of British Plants, arranged according to the natural orders; in which the two systems are combined by reference to "English Botany," the works of Sir J. E. Smith, Hooker, Lindley, Macreight, and De Candolle. London. 1841. Printed for the Author, 3 Mead Place , Westminster Road, Lambeth, London. 1st. Edition. 12mo. Contemporary half morocco over marbled boards, 5 raised bands, gilt decoration and red, gilt label piece. Title, Introduction [7] - 8, pp [9] - 60 listing plants with 52 pages of hand coloured plates, six to a page, illustrating 312 plants, by the authors son J. E. Sowerby . The catalogue was issued in monthly parts and these pages are parts 1-6 listing and illustrating Class1 Vasculares, Subclass 1 Dicotyledones, Division 1 Dichlamydeae, 1 Polypetalous, Order 1 Ranunculaceae to Order 26 Saxifrageae Binding rubbed at edges, in good clean order. Pages have very light age tone to edges, lacks the half title and monthly wrappers. Good strong print throughout and the colouring of the illustrations have been completed with a fine hand. Scarce.

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        COSTUMES OF THE ANCIENS. New Edition Enlarged. London, 1841.

      2 voll. Ottima ril. in cart. marmorizz., angoli e dorso in mz. pelle, nerv. e tit. con decoraz., filetti in oro al dorso e ai piatti, tagli elegantem. marmorizzati, cm 26x17, Vol. I: pp XVI, 50, cc. 3 nn., 155 tavv inc. f.t.; Vol. II: cc. 6 nn., 145 tavv. inc. f.t. Qualche limitata spellatura agli ang. e al dorso, qualche fiorit. alle ultime tavv del secondo vol., peraltro ottimo esempl. Hiler: Bibiogr. Costume p. 445.

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        Wa-Kawn, A Winnebago Chief

      J.T. Bowen Philadelphia: J.T. Bowen, 1841. unbound. very good. J.T. Bowen. Portrait. Lithograph with original hand coloring. Page measures 20.25" x 14.25". Beautiful portrait from the folio edition of McKenney and Hall's "History of the Indian Tribes of North America". As Superintendent of the Indian Trade Bureau, Thomas McKenney wanted to document the rapidly disappearing culture of the American natives. He activated the project, sponsored by the War Department, by commissioning writer James Hall and Charles Bird King, a renowned American portraitist. King painted the prominent Indians while they visited Washington D.C. as treaty delegates. Most of the original oil paintings were destroyed by fire in the Smithsonian Museum in 1865. These lithographs, published 1842-58, are all that remain and are still hailed as one of the best visual records of influential Native Americans of the nineteenth century. Wa-Kawn, first a follower of Tecumseh, later made many accommodations with the white man but died from alcohol consumption. His widow became an anti alcohol activist. Chip to top edge and right corners. Small tears to edges. One piece from our collection of Native American portraits.

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        Om Begrebet Ironi med stadigt Hensyn til Socrates.

      P.G. Philipsen, København 1841. (4)+350 sider. Samtidigt brunt halvlæderbind. Udvendige false svage. Kapitæler lidt slidte.. Himmelstrup 8. Førsteudgaven af Søren Kierkegaards disputats. Salgseksemplar uden separat blad med de latinske teser. ** First edition. Retail copy (without sheet with theses in Latin). Contemporary half calf binding. Tear to the titleleaf, affecting the publisher's data marginally. A few notes in pencil to the first leaves. The copy has belonged to the Danish folklore expert Evald Tang Kristensen

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        Voyage to Van Diemens Land

      Heustis, Daniel. Voyage to Van Diemens Land. A letter from Daniel Heustis, one of the exiles, to his brother William, forwarded to the editor of the Jeffersonian by Mr. Skinner. Published in the newspaper The Carthagenian, Thursday June 3, 1841, Carthage N.Y. 37.5 column cms. Folio 4pp disbound, light foxing, centerfold somewhat split, contemporary folded in 4. A presentable copy. A vivid and illuminating account of the conditions borne by the "Patriot" exiles on their voyage to Van Diemens Land. Gives specific details such as passengers (141 prisoners, 300 total), dates, times, ships & ports entered including Rio, St. Paul & Amsterdam Island. The ship is listed as H.M. Buffalo, under the Captain James Wood, and the only death being Mr. Asa Priest of Auburn N.Y. The editor notes in a short preface to the letter that this letter was written on March 7th, and had lain in the London post office awaiting payment of charges. He encourages readers to make a "subscription" to the post office in Watertown (N.Y.) to ensure no other letters will be delayed. Daniel Heustis eventually returned to the U.S. and in 1847 published an account of his "adventures & sufferings" which is one of the rarer Canadian rebellion prisoner narratives, recorded as Ferguson 4536.

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        Indian Utensils and Arms [Tab. 48]

      Paris, Coblentz and London: 1841. Aquatint engraving by Du Casse after Bodmer, proof on india paper mounted, issue with date at end of English imprint. Small tear to lower blank margin not affecting plate area. 16 1/8 x 21 1/8 inches. 17 1/2 x 24 3/16 inches. A rare India proof of this elaborately composed grouping of Indian artifacts based on drawings made of items that Prince Maximilian purchased and brought back to Europe as well as belongings sketched by Bodmer in situ and retained by their original Indian owners. This cornucopia of Indian manufacturing includes 2. stone knife found near New Harmony, Indiana; 4. gunstock type club; 5. lance, Sauk and Fox Tribe; 6. shield; 8. rawhide storage container, ?Cheyenne Tribe; 9. moccasins, ?Iroquois Tribe; 10. quiver, bow and arrows, ?Crow or Sioux Tribe; 12. pipe, Mandan Tribe; 14 ball, Mandan or Hidatsa Tribe; 15. hoop and pole game, Mandan Tribe; 16. war whistle, Mandan Tribe; 17. drum, Mandan Tribe; 18. moccasins, Sioux Tribe. 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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        Histoire de la fronde, par M.

      le Comte de Sainte-Aulaire. Nouvelle édition. 1-2. Paris, Libraire de E. Ducrocq, 1841. Large 8vo. (4),+ xxxii,+ 426; (4),+ 423 pp.+ 4 plates. Minor foxing. Well preserved full red morocco, richly gilt spines and boards, gilt inner bordures, all edges gilt. Two volumes. Slight wear at rear board of volume one. Fine copy from the library of Ericsberg, with the book plate of Carl Jedvard Bonde. Louis-Clair Beaupoil comte de Sainte-Aulaire (1778-1854). New edition, it was first published in 1827

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        The PIC-NIC PAPERS. By Various Hands

      Lea and Blanchard Philadelphia:: Lea and Blanchard,. 1841.. Bound in 6s. 1st US (Edgar & Vail, pg 20; Gimbel B110). 2 volumes.. Red cloth spines with buff paper-wrapped boards. Paper spine labels.. VG (some wear to labels/lower corners to leaves 5-6 & 6-1 of Vol I. are lacking [in margin only, does not affect text]/some foxing)..

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        "Wild Frank's Return" [story in] The United States Magazine and Democratic Review (November, 1841)

      New York: J. & H.G. Langley 1841. Original printed wrappers (New Series: Vol. 9, No. 41). Light chipping to the spine and edges of the wraps, else near fine. First appearance of Walt Whitman's short story: "Wild Frank's Return," which some critics believe sheds light on Whitman's relationship with his dour and possibly overbearing father (Walter Whitman, Sr. died a week after the publication of Leaves of Grass in 1855). The story was not printed in book form until it was collected in Specimen Days forty years later. The Democratic Review was an important political and literary journal described by Whitman in 1858 as a "monthly magazine of a profounder quality of talent than any since." Illustrated with a fine frontispiece portrait plate of Martin Van Buren, with an accompanying tipped-in publisher's notice to subscribers apologizing for the "unavoidable delay which has attended the publication of the present number, it having been caused solely by the breach of contract on the part of the engraver." A handsome copy. Myerson E30.

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        Three Years in Persia; with Travelling Adventures in Koordistan,

      First Edition, 2 vols, complete with 8 lithographic plates (including frontispieces), xii, [1], 330; x, [1], 333pp thick octavo, 2 vols bound in 1, original publisher's cloth, red with gilt and blind decoration, all edges gilt, spine extremities rubbed with small loss of cloth on top edge, back hinge partially split but still structurally sound, plates a little spotted, a very good unsophisticated copy, London, Colburn, 1841. A photograph of this book can be sent on request.

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        SCIENCE PRATIQUE DES CHEMINS DE FER. Ouvrage contenant la description, dans ses moindres détails, des travaux publics exécutés en Angleterre par les plus célèbres ingénieurs?. Traduit de l'anglais par G. Somerset Irvine.

      In-4 p. (mm. 288x230), tela coeva (con aloni e picc. manc. al dorso), pp. 131, ben illustrato da 78 tavv. f.t. in litografia, a doppia pag. e anche più volte ripieg., di cui 1 bella veduta relativa al tunnel di North Chureh della ferrovia Londra-Birmingham. Le tavv. raffigurano: schemi e lavori di ingegneria ferroviaria, progetti di viadotti e ponti ferroviari. L'opera consiste in una puntualissima descrizione dei lavori eseguiti per la costruzione di ferrovie in Inghilterra e, in particolare, la Londra-Birmingham, quella di Greenwich, il raccordo Leeds- Selby. "Prima traduzione francese" di questo importante studio. Samuel Charles Brees, artista e ingegnere britannico vissuto dal 1810 al 1865, fu attivo come ingegnere ferroviario sia in Inghilterra che in Nuova Zelanda, terra cui dedico' anche diversi volumi. Esemplare ben conservato.

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      Liten 4to, 20,5x16,5cm. Innbundet i et samtidig pappbind trukket med brokatpapir (slitt, nyere rygg med sjirting, senere for- og ettersatspapir). På fordekkelet en samtidig påskrift "Aareladelse..." med resten av blekket flytt ut. 72 hovedsakelig paginerte sider + 4 sider + 5 fargelagte og håndtegnede plansjer med akvarell og penn, derav en utbrettbar, det siste arket med én side påskrift. På siste plansjes bakside er det følgende påskrift: "Leüerdagen d 10 April 1841 kl. 6 (Norge) Første del av 1800-tallet Manuskriptets tilblivelseshistorie og hvem som har utført det er ukjent. Imidlertid kan inskripsjonen nevnt ovenfor, med det litt spesielle navnet, være en ledetråd, og det er høyst sannsynlig et norsk arbeid. Dette notatet synes å være utført noe senere enn resten av manuskriptet. Muligens står to ulike personer bak håndskriften. Frem til side 28 er det én og samme hånd, mens i resten kan det virke litt blandet. Manuskriptet er sannsynligvis arbeidsjournalen til en medisiner og lignende materiale kjennes fra denne perioden.Manuskriptet innledes med flere sider "Om Aareladelse" som er et hovedtema i boken og som også står skrevet på permen. Det beskrives inngående om bl.a. "Hvorledes Man skal Fornæmme naar det gióres behov at Aarelade". Videre følger en rekke råd hvordan man holder kroppen vedlike og ulike behandlinger, bl.a. om fødsler, brannsår, "Invortes Krankheder", nyrer og blærer, tannpine og hvordan holde tennene hvite! Dette bare for å nevne noen omtalte emner. Plansjene er dyktig og grundig tegnet og i tillegg svært dekorative med fin bruk av farger. Ett av bildene har vi valgt ikke å gjengi i katalogen, men det er med på å understreke tegnerens pertentlighet. For de som er interesserte i medisinsk historie må det være mye fornøyelig lesning i dette meget uvanlige manuskriptet

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        The PIC-NIC PAPERS. By Various Hands

      Philadelphia:: Lea and Blanchard,. 1841.. Bound in 6s. 1st US (Edgar & Vail, pg 20; Gimbel B110). 2 volumes.. Red cloth spines with buff paper-wrapped boards. Paper spine labels.. VG (some wear to labels/lower corners to leaves 5-6 & 6-1 of Vol I. are lacking [in margin only, does not affect text]/some foxing)..

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        First American Circular Slide Rule Circa 1843

      Aaron Palmer Massachusetts: Aaron Palmer. Later Printing. Palmer';s Computing Scale is one of the most desirable objects for those who collect early American Slide Rules. It was designed by Mr. Aaron Palmer and Mr. George G Smith in early 1841. A prototype was shown in early 1842, and later in Boston in the fall of 1843.It was first released commercially in 1843, and underwent a continual, if minor, set of changes during the next few years. Fuller bought the rights and added a second wheel (the Time Telegraph) to the rear, publishing the instructions separately, starting in 1845. The example we offer here is probably one of the last issues before Fuller bought the rights in 1845. While still dated 1843, rather than a list of gauge points (as is found on the earlier examples), this example has 4 columns of text and many examples of the application of the slide rule on the rear panel. It also notes in the lower left 'Stereotyped by T. S. Sprague, Hartford, CT' and the printer's name (Ela) is no longer present. Roughly 11 inches square, the dial is about 8 ½ inches across. The brass 'button' usually used to turn the dial is missing on this example, and the dial is warped away from the plane of the base (most examples we've seen the dial is tight into the recessed circle and turns within that circle). There is a small hole the top of the scale, where it likely was hung on the wall. The usual darkening to the varnish on the rear instructions, still quite readable and in nice condition given the poor construction of these devices. Original decorated leather borders, worn especially at the corners. For more information, see Origins of Cyberspace #353, Feazel (Journal of the Oughtred Society Vol 3, No 1 and Vol 4, No 1), and Barnes, Slide Rule Gazette Issue 6 Aug 2005. Good.

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        The Scenery and Antiquities of Ireland (2 Vols Bound Into 1)

      London: George Virtue, 1841 In contemporary black and green full leather covers, some marks to covers, corners and edges lightly worn. Spine has blind tooling, titles in gilt to red leather label, edged worn lightly. Internally, marbled endpapers, joints strengthened, NO inscriptions, tissue guarded frontis, additional engraved titlepage, Vol 1 titlepage, map, (iv), [2], 170 pp, 62 B&W plates (of 62), which includes the engraved additional tp. Followed by frontis, additional tp and title page to volume 2 which is listed as being written by J Stirling Coyne only, [2], 186 pp and 59 B&W plates (of 59), which include the additional engraved tp, text block edges marbled, not dated but c1841. A lovely copy clean and tight. (OCLC 38569522 - The name Willis does not appear on tp pf Vol 2, the text of this volume being written by Coyne)

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        BARNABY RUDGE; A Tale of the Riots of 'Eighty. Complete in One Volume

      London:: Chapman & Hall,. 1841.. Royal 8vo. 1st separate edition (Smith 6B). [5], 230 - 306, [1], 2 - 420 pp, i.e., bound with unaltered sheets from "Master Humphrey's Clock", albeit with a new t.p. & 'Advertisement' leaf.. Original publisher's moderate olive green fine diaper cloth binding.. Recased at some point in the past, rarely amatuerishly in my opinion. (rear joint repair shows a brighter green than the neighboring. binding cloth). Spine sun-tanned. Spot to front board. Front hinge. paper cracked. Withal, a VG copy.. Illustrated with wood engravings by Hablot K. Browne ["Phiz"] & George Cattermole.

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        The Life, Journals, and Correspondence of Samuel Pepys, Esq., F.R.S., Secretary to the Admiralty in the Reigns of Charles II. and James II.: Including a Narrative of His Voyage to Tangier

      London: Richard Bentley, 1841. First edition.. Hardcover. Fine. Yes. 2 volumes. (1),37-456;(1),367,(1)pp. Frontispiece of Pepys in Volume I by Charles Waas. "Now first published from the originals" . Deciphered from the short-hand mss. in the Bodleian Library by Rev. John Smith. Contemporary full straight-grain morocco. Spines in fine compartments with raised bands, intricately gilt and with black leather lettering labels, gilt. Marbled edges and endpaper. Trace of wear, mostly to the hinges and edges, and to the spine tip of volume II, else a fine set.

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        Från Stockholm till Götheborg.

      Pittoreska vyer från Götha kanal och dess närhet. Tjugufyra teckningar. Med svensk och fransysk text.] Sthlm, L. J. Hjerta, (1841)-42. Tvär-folio. (48) s. & 24 litograferade plr. Samtida stiligt men ganska nött svart saffianbd med guldornerad rygg. Främre pärmen med guldornerade ramlinjer och stora hörnstplr samt centralt placerat ramverk. Bakre pärmen med guldornerade ramlinjer och ramverk samt blindpressade ramverk. Ryggen hårt nött och naggad upp- och nedtill. Främre ytterfalsen med spricka nedtill. Lite svag i häftningen. Textbladen ofta bruntonade och småfläckiga samt delvis med en fuktrand i marginalerna. Planscherna delvis med enstaka lagerfläckar, företrädesvis i marginalerna, och på slutet med fuktrand i marginalerna. Med Hedvig Walls guldpressade namn på frampärmen och ur Gunnar Brusewitz bibliotek. Saknar bilagan!. Brage Skrivet om Göta kanal 267. Utgavs häftesvis. En karta över segelleden var tänkt att åtfölja häftena men försenades. 1843 lät utgivaren därför trycka en häftesbilaga med titelblad och svensk respektive fransk text som utdelades gratis. Den texten saknas i föreliggande exemplar, här finns bara de ursprungliga svenska textbladen som medföljde planscherna. Litografierna är utförda av O. Cardon efter Billmarks förlagor och tryckta av J. Cardon. Utgivare var O. P. Sturzen-Becker. Målaren, tecknaren och litografen Carl Johan Billmark (1804-70) är främst känd för sina arbeten med landskapsvyer

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        "Eleonora" [as published in] The GIFT. A Christmas and New Year's Present for 1842

      Philadelphia:: Carey & Hart,. [1841].. 8vo. 7-1/2" x 4-3/4". 1st edition thus (BAL 1002, 16135 & 17756; Faxon 306; Spawn & Kinsella 282). viii, 322, [12] pp. 6 pages of publisher adverts after text. Poe: 154 - 162.. Original publisher's elaborate gilt stamped full maroon leather binding, signed "S. Moore. Binder. Phil.". AEG. Pale yellow eps.. Modest binding wear. Some discoloration to eps. A Very Good example. of a signed American binding.. Volume also contains an uncollected piece by Mrs. Sigourney, "The Village Church." . Frontis. Engraved title leaf. 6 inserted plates.

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        Geschäfts- und Addreß-Handbuch für den Regierungsbezirk Niederbayern

      Landshut, Vogel 1841.. VI, 200, 164 S. Pappband d. Zt. mit gedrucktem Rückenschild.

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        La Siria e l'Asia Minore illustrate da centoventi finissimi intagli e novellamente descritte secondo le pi? recenti ed accreditate opere inglesi e francesi.

      Torino, Giuseppe Pomba e C., 1841. In 4to, pp. VIII, 520, 6 n. n. di Indice delle Materie e Tavola delle stampe, 120 vedute incise in acciaio, f. t. in b/n e protette da veline raffiguranti luoghi storici e di culto + 1 cartina della Siria all'inizio del vol. sempre incisa in acciaio, leg. in mz. pelle rossa con fregi e titolo in oro al dorso, punte, piatti in cartonato verde con decorazioni a secco, contropiatti e fogli di guardia in carta marmorizz., tagli spruzzati in verde. Monumentale opera di grande interesse storiografico e vedutistico, che fu anche pubblicata a dispense tra il 1841 e il 1845. (Cfr.: Botasso, "Le edizioni Pomba", p. 341). Normali tracce alla legatura, minimo foxing, le pp. dalla 75 alla 78 (con due vedute), le pp. dalla 139 alla 142 (con una veduta), la veduta fra la p. 218 e la p. 219, si sono staccate; a parte questi difetti, quasi normali per il tipo di carta e per l'altezza del volume, in opere di questo periodo, lo stato di conservazione ? nell'insieme molto buono. .

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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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        Olney’s School Atlas

      Robinson Pratt & Co. Square 4to (11 ½ x 9 ¼), original pictorially engraved and printed saddle-sewn wrappers, 12 hand colored copper-engraved maps (5 double page), and one hand colored chart. Covers a bit darkened and stained, soiling, darkening and normal aging to contents, a few chips and tears at edges and folds, wear to spine and edges, previous owners signatures on endpaper; maps in good to very good condition. Most of the maps relate to the United States, but it does include a double page map of the world, and maps of Africa, Asia and Europe. Map of the United States shows large sections of the Northwest and Midwest areas as territories, and California and the Southwest are included with Mexico as the “Unexplored Region”. That section of the U.S. map includes a chart illustrating distances from Washington to the largest town in each State.

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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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