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

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

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

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

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

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

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        Poems of Geoffrey Chaucer, Modernized

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

      [Bookseller: Umbras Kuriositätenkabinett]
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        Journals of Two Expeditions of Discovery

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

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        Tafeln zur vergleichenden Anatomie des Schaedels. Mit erläuterndem Texte

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

      [Bookseller: Dieter Schierenberg bv]
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        Deerslayer: or, the First War Path. A Tale.

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

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        THE DEERSLAYER, or The First Warpath

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

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

      Oxford,: J.Vincent, 1841.. Disbound octavo gathering, 16pp., a few spots yet a fine copy. A quaint romantic idyll devoted to the Hawaiian islands presented for an Oxford poetry prize in 1841. The poem offers a potted history of Polynesian life upon the archipelago, speculating on their mythical origins and lamenting native customs such as human sacrifice and infanticide and applauding the arrival of Missionary Christianity. The author clearly has more than a superficial understanding of Hawaii, as revealed in scholarly footnotes peppered throughout this slim pamphlet (although Forbes dryly notes in the Hawaiian National Bibliography that 'The author does not seem to have enjoyed subsequent success as a poet').Forbes, 'Hawaiian National Bibliography', 1300.

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

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

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        Specimens of Penmanship by Francis Ringrose, Midsummer 1841

      Twelve finely executed handwritten leaves done in May and June of 1841, preserved in the original 374 x 227 mm boards with sewn binding, a separate adorned title leaf, and eleven text leaves in three sections, each with adorned heading, decorations after engraved copybook specimens. Texts are Character (from a George Hall, Vicar of Tenbury sermon), Habits (from a Joseph Addison essay), and Employment (from a Hugh Blair sermon), written with a quill in unadorned linked English Round with cursive joins, but with variations in thin and thick stroke contrasts, length of ascenders-descenders, and roundness of letter forms. Four leaves, the ending leaf of each text, and the title, are signed and dated, each with different date and a variant signature. Two leaves are in black & grey inks, the title, featuring a script picture of swans, and the Character heading, with an elegant vignette of flourished volutes, highlighted by pennants and hatchings using stroke and letter form elements. Ten leaves are in black ink, including the Employment heading with a second script picture, and the Habits heading with letter forms with fluid wood grain fills. Adornments have a natural fluidity that avoids the baroque "sheer maze of line" (Whalley) that came to characterize examples of flourishing by 18th century writing masters. RINGROSE: possibly Francis Ringrose [fl. 1833-1861] of North Collingham parish, Newark, in Nottinghamshire County, father born 1811, son with same name born 1833, family name believed to have first appeared in Yorkshire after the Norman conquest. It has been suggested that it is a rare combined derivation of two adjacent land areas, Ringborough, and Roos, combined into one property, Norman custom being to name all but the heir after the name of their held lands. Nottingham had several writing masters (Wardle), including John Peck Hemm at the Free Grammar School, who published "Original Penmanship" (1831), well-received in the London press (London Literary Gazette). CONDITION DETAIL: Calligraphy Specimens: Inks bright. Leaves: trace edge wear, outer corner bends, slight cockling and fingering pressure marks, some with a light bottom margin soil spot, one leaf with slight bottom edge wear, title leaf with one bottom edge stain spot, Leaf 9 with one top margin spot. Endpapers: fingering pressure marks and some soiling. Interleaves: generally clean with fingering wear including corner bends & creases. Boards: all-around wear; inner sides soiled: spine back reinforced with later scotch tape reinforcement. Binding: solid, upper hinge with splitting at crown & foot and with slight cording wear. FORMAT: Original Calligraphy / Penmanship Album: ¼ red leather and ¾ marbled paper paste boards with rounded corners. SIZE: Leaves: 370 x 230 mm (14.57 x 9.06 inches). PAGINATION: Confirmed as 14 unnumbered leaves, the twelve specimens written on upper sides, lower sides blank, each specimen leaf with sewn-in, protective tissue interleaf: front blank; title on its separate leaf and 11 other sheets of penmanship, all with elegant dotted / dashed line borders; rear blank. Text Specimens from unattributed essays or sermons: Character (3 leaves), "To those who are to make their own way either to wealth or honors, a good character is no less necessary than address and abilities." (George Hall, Vicar of Tenbury, The Dictate Book, 1831); Habits (4 leaves), "Custom has a mechanical effect on the body and at the same time a very extraordinary effect upon the mind." (Joseph Addison, The Spectator, no. 477, August 2, 1712), and Employment (4 leaves), "Industry is not only the instrument of improvement but the foundation of pleasure." (Hugh Blair, Lectures on Rhetoric and Belles Lettres, 1783), each part preceded by set-off heading, ending with dated signature with different date from the last week of May 1841, parts not executed consecutively, Part I executed by May 26th, 1841 (signed-dated on L4), Part II by May 25th, 1841 (signed-dated on L 8), and Part III by May 29th, 1841 (signed-dated on L 12), title page dated Midsummer (June 23) 1841, and so executed last. Pictorial Calligraphy: 1) Title Page: full-page decoration incorporating scroll patterns with elaborate volumetric, gray, black, and white footed letters, the elegant flourishing with superb hatching after embroidery patterns, documentation in decorated roundels, the bottom divider in a thread and dot pattern, script picture showing 2 swans with open beaks and outstretched necks, one a cygnet, and 2) Employment Heading: title in gothic letters in roundel formed by the torso of a winged fowl, shown in profile with extended tongue with fine detail around the facing eye with 4 lines of text followed by two borders, the bottommost with an underscore and dot pattern. L3: lines 4 & 5 have a later added word. REFERENCE: Wardle, Education and Society in Nineteenth-Century Nottingham. Hemm, Original Penmanship. ADDITIONAL IMAGES: by request.

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        Punch

      - London - The Office and Cassell and Company., 1841 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. A uniformly bound set of the first one hundred issue of the humorousPunch magazine, together with a history of the publication. Punch, or the London Charivari was a British weekly magazine of humour and satire established in 1841 by Henry Mayhew and engraver Ebenezer Landells. Historically, it was most influential in the 1840s and 50s, when it helped to coin the term cartoon in its modern sense as a humorous illustration. With marbled endpapers. Illustrated throughout with thousands of vignettecaricatures and full-page illustrations, including two large folding plates to the final volumes. Notable contributors included George du Maurier, John Leech, Arthur Rackham, Richard Doyle, and many others. Issues are bound thus:Volume I-IVVolume V-VIIIVolume IX-XIIVolume XIII - XVIVolume XVII-XXVolume XXI-XXIVVolume XXV-XXVIIIVolume XXIX-XXXIIVolume XXIII-XXXVIVolume XXXVII-XLVolume XLI-XLIVVolume XLV-XLVIIIVolume XLIX-LIIVolume LIII-LVIVolume LVII-LXVolume LXI-LXIVVolume LXV-LXVIIIVolume LXIX-LXXIIVolume LXXIII-LXXVIVolume LXXVII-LXXXVolume LXXXI-LXXXIVVolume LXXXV-LXXXVIIIVolume LXXXIX-XCIIVolume XCIII-XCVIVolume XCVII-CThe History of Punch, M. A. Speilmann [1895]Cassell, Petter and GalpinComplete in twenty-six volumes. Condition: In half-morocco bindings. Externally, generally smart, thoughwith some slight rubbing and sunning to the spines, along with a few marks to the boards. Wear to the bottom of one spine. Hinges have been reinforced with cloth tape. Internally,firmly bound. Creasing to front page of volumes 57-60, 93-96 and 97-100. With tidemarks to textblocks of volumes 61-64 and 93-96, not affecting the text. Pages are bright, with just some instances of scattered light foxing. Overall: VERYGOOD..

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        Events In Indian History, Beginning With An Account Of The Origin Of The American Indians, And Early Settlements In North America

      First Edition by G. Hills & Co., Lancaster, Penn.: 1841. Good in a contemporary full leather binding with a gilt on black leather label on the spine. An octavo measuring 8 1/2" by 5 1/4" with rubbing and wear to the leather at the head and heel of the spine and to the edges of the boards. The joints are beginning to show weakness and the front hinge is broken. The first short signature is loose with the folded, engraved frontispiece is missing its folded half. All of the other seven folded, engraved plates have damage caused by tears in the folds or closed tears to the plates in the folded areas. With the exception of the frontispiece none of the plates have missing pieces. Interestingly, there is a very early prior owner&#39;s name on the first free end page indicating that the book was "Bot 1842" for a price of $2.25. The book is contained within a recently constructed leather and cloth covered clamshell box with gilt text stamping on the spine. 633 pages of text illustrated with eight folding plates. Considered by Howes to be "quite scarce". (Howes, W-548; Ayer, 334)

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        THE OLD CURIOSITY SHOP

      1841. With Numerous Illustrations, by Cattermole and Browne. Philadelphia: Lea and Blanchard, 1841. Original dark brown fine-diaper grain cloth, with spine lettering and vignette in gilt. First complete American Edition in book form. In 1840-1841 Lea & Blanchard issued THE OLD CURIOSITY SHOP (as the first novel within "Master Humphrey&#39;s Clock," as in the U. K.) in monthly parts; during serialization an edition containing the first twelve of the 21 parts was issued, with the title page dated 1840 and stating that there are 59 illustrations. At the conclusion of serialization, complete-novel copies dated 1841 were issued, with variant preliminary leaves.~This copy begins with a frontispiece multi-scene plate (no portrait of Dickens), opposite a printed 1841 title page as shown above; this constitutes the first American edition with THE OLD CURIOSITY SHOP shown on the title page. Following is another title page, reading "MASTER HUMPHREY&#39;S CLOCK... with Ninety-One Illustrations by George Cattermole and Hablot Browne" -- with the Dedication printed on its verso. Then follows a Preface leaf and a List of Illustrations leaf. THE OLD CURIOSITY SHOP ends on page 359, followed by the "Other Tales" -- four pages of material designed to transition into BARNABY RUDGE (which in book form would be published separately).~This copy is in the original dark brown fine-diaper-grain cloth, and is in very good-plus condition (very slight wear at the spine ends, a few leaves standing slightly proud). Podeschi (Yale) A61; Carr (UTexas) B153 (with a black cloth binding).

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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. George Cruikshank, Phiz., etc.. 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&#39;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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        The PIC-NIC PAPERS

      London:: Henry Colburn,. 1841.. 8vo. 1st edition (Eckel, pg 144). 3 volumes.. 19th c. half-calf with marbled boards, raised bands, and dark maroon spine labels w/ gilt lettering.. A VG set (some wear to bindings/foxing to plates).. A literary publication to raise money for Macrone&#39;s widow; Dickens wrote the Introduction & The Lamplighter&#39;s Story. Sales were such that Dickens was able to present the widow with £300. . Illustrated with 14 plates by Cruikshank (2), Phiz (6) & Hamerton (6).

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        The Complete Works of William Hickling Prescott. In twelve volumes

      75 - London - George Routledge and Sons, 1841 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. A smart and complete set of this collection of Prescott&#39;s works. Featuring tissue-guarded engraved frontispieces. Contains2 fold-out maps. &#39;With the author&#39;s latest corrections and additions. Edited by John Foster Kirk&#39;. Includes: History of the Conquest of Mexico (2 vols);History of the Conquest of Peru (2 vols); History of the Reign of Philip II(3 vols); History of the Reign of Charles V (2 vols); History of the Reign of Ferdinand and Isabella (2 vols) and Biographical and Critical Miscellanies (1 vol). William Hickling Prescott (May 4 1796 January 29 1859) was an American historian and Hispanist, considered to have been the first American scientific historian. Despite suffering from serious visual impairment Prescott became one of the most eminent historians of nineteenth-century America. Prescott specialised in late Renaissance Spain and the early Spanish Empire. His works on the subject, The History of the Reign of Ferdinand and Isabella the Catholic (1837), The History of the Conquest of Mexico (1843), A History of the Conquest of Peru (1847) and the unfinished History of the Reign of Phillip II (18561858) have become classic works in the field, and have had a huge impact on the study of both Spain and Mesoamerica. Complete in twelve volumes. Condition: In cloth bindings. Externally,very smartwith just minor shelfwear only and a few minor marks to three of the spines. One hinge strained and three hinges slightly strained. Internally, firmly bound. Generally clean with just a few scattered spots. Several pages unopened. Ink signatures to the titlepages of half the volumes, dated 1913. Overall: VERY GOOD INDEED..

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

      Ramsgate, Kent: 19 January, 1841. Single leaf, hand-torn along one edge (225 × 182 mm); on recto, address panel with one-penny stamp (the famous Penny Black) with red cancellation, franks, red wax seal; pen-and-ink sketch over pencil outlines on verso. Housed in a dark blue quarter morocco slipcase with chemise made by The Chelsea Bindery. Small tear where seal opened (not affecting contents), four old paper repairs at folds on recto, a little dusty on address panel. A wittily satirical sketch by Pugin, the Roman Catholic architect, sent to his friend Henry Ridgard Bagshawe (1799-1870), a prominent Catholic lawyer. Bagshawe sat on the committee of the Lincoln&#39;s Inn Fields district New Church Erection Fund. That area already had the Sardinian Chapel, well-known as the oldest Roman Catholic chapel in London and restored since the Gordon Riots, but the 1840s was a time of rapid Catholic expansion and new churches were needed. The burning question for Pugin was: should the new Lincoln&#39;s Inn Fields church be built in the continental Roman Catholic style, or in the English gothic revival style that Pugin favoured? The sketch shows Bagshawe at his desk at 2 New Square, Lincoln&#39;s Inn, dressed in inquisitorial robes, having set aside his lawyer&#39;s wig and gown, studying the designs of Vitruvius. On the walls are two "approved" designs for round-domed Catholic churches (one of them St Peter&#39;s, Rome), while a picture of the English gothic or "pointed" St Peter&#39;s, London (i.e. Westminster Abbey) is partly torn. Around Bagshawe are instruments of torture and a display of condemned books, most of them Pugin&#39;s. The sketch is captioned by Pugin, "an old friend with a new face of a Catholic revivalist turn&#39;d Greek inquisitor - Inquisitum 2 New Square. The torture every evening." The same year as this letter Pugin published The True Principles of Pointed or Christian Architecture in which he championed the gothic (the title is shown in the bookcase). Pugin was evidently seeking to twit Bagshawe out of his taste for Palladian porticoes and round domes of the kind Pugin stigmatised as "pagan". Pugin was the leading English architect to the Roman Catholic church in the early 1840s. Among his most important buildings were the Roman Catholic cathedrals of Southwark, Newcastle upon Tyne, and Nottingham, where the third Catholic bishop was Bagshawe&#39;s son, Edward. He also designed Mount St Bernard&#39;s Abbey, Leicestershire, the first monastery in England since the Reformation, and the Roman Catholic college of St Patrick, Maynooth, Ireland. But he is best remembered for his brilliant collaboration with Charles Barry at the Houses of Parliament, which consciously echoes the architectural style of Westminster Abbey. The two men had worked closely together in 1835-7 when Pugin produced the pen-and-ink drawings from Barry&#39;s designs that won the original competition, and after 1844 would collaborate again on the actual building. Bagshawe certainly knew Barry&#39;s work: his successful enlargement of the Royal College of Surgeons (1833) stood across from Bagshawe&#39;s chambers on the south side of Lincoln&#39;s Inn Fields. Barry had recently been commissioned by the government to rebuild the Lincoln&#39;s Inn Fields law courts, though his 1842 design (ironically in the Greek revival style, which Bagshawe would presumably have approved) was never executed. A superb relic of the English Catholic revival, complete with a rare example of the world&#39;s first adhesive postage stamp, the Penny Black, which was only in use for a year after its introduction in May 1840.

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        [?Op. 119]. Autograph working musical manuscript fragment of a piano trio, possibly the Piano Trio No. 1, op. 119

      4 pp. written on 2 leaves. Oblong folio (ca. 374 x 272 mm.). Notated in ink on four systems of four staves each. Unsigned and undated. & & A working manuscript with numerous corrections and amendations. With manuscript annotations in both ink and pencil, possibly in the hand of Spohr&#39;s widow, identifying the manuscript. & & Worn and browned; edges torn and chipped; both leaves torn into sections, the second leaf lacking approximately one- third of the leaf. . "Regarded by many contemporaries as worthy of a place beside Haydn, Mozart and Beethoven in the pantheon of the greatest composers, he has, together with Gluck and Cherubini, been allotted a considerably lower status by posterity. Mozart&#39;s Figaro and Wagner&#39;s Tristan were both composed during Spohr&#39;s lifetime; his own work looks, Janus-like, towards both the formalism and clarity of the Classical tradition, and the structural and harmonic experimentation associated with 19th-century Romanticism..." & & Best known for his compositions for the violin, Spohr wrote very little in the way of chamber works for piano during his early years. "... Apart from the Quintet op.52 for piano and wind, he largely ignored the piano until his second wife&#39;s pianistic ability (and perhaps the greater technical perfection of the instrument) came to arouse his interest. His pieces for violin and piano contain some attractive music, particularly the programmatic (or, rather, impressionistic) Reisesonate op.96; but the five piano trios (1841&#150;9) are masterpieces of their kind, and extraordinarily individual in their approach to the medium." Clive Brown in Grove online

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        The Familiar astrologer: an easy guide to fate, destiny, and foreknowledge as well as to the secret and wonderful properties of nature [&#133;]

      London: William Bennett, 1841. Hardcover. 8vo. pp. [1], viii, [3]-716. With 5 hand-colored plates including the frontispiece. The plates depict scenes of supernatural creatures, ritual magic (summoning spirits), etc. One plate presents an alchemical &#150; allegorical scene. Numerous charts and woodcut illustrations are also included with the text. Bound in original green publisher&#146;s cloth with blind stamped boards and decorative gilt spine. The boards show some rubbing and wear. A couple of small tears on the outer cover joints are professionally repaired. Blank end papers are darkened with age. A spot of abrasion is present on the inner corners of the front paste down and the front free fly-leaf. Inner hinges are neatly strengthened. Interior pages are generally clean and crisp with only some very faint marginal age-toning and an occasional minor spot of foxing. Many leaves are uncut. Several leaves contain slightly rough edges; the top edge of the second leaf is ragged and chipped from rough opening. A tear on the lower inner margin of the title page is professionally sealed; the inner portion of the title also contains a light vertical manufacturing crease or wrinkle. The upper corner of p. 589 is creased. Raphael&#146;s &#147;Familiar Astrologer&#148; (first published in 1828) provided a veritable grimoire of arcane knowledge for the English reading public. In addition to astrological lore and nativities the book contains many popular accounts of ghosts, witchcraft, fairy legends and folklore. Ritual magic and necromantic procedures & invocations (purportedly taken from early manuscripts) are also described. Other sections discuss divination, the wheel of Pythagoras, talismans and amulets, the properties of herbs and stones, geomancy, physiognomy, natural magic etc. Short biographical sketches of famous astrologers and occultists are included. The name &#147;Raphael&#148; was the pseudonym of English astrologer and occultist Robert Cross Smith (1795-1832).[Gardner &#150; Astrology #1076-1077 &#150; listing editions of 1828, 1831, and 1849].

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        Voyage Autour de Monde sur la Frégate la Vénus, pendant les années 1836-1839

      Paris: Gide & Cie, 1841-1846. 3 parts (only) bound in 2 volumes, folio. (21 1/8 x 13 3/4 inches). 176 plates and maps. Expertly bound to style in dark green half morocco over light green sugar-paper covered boards, the spine divided into seven compartments by gilt fillets and a roll tool, lettered in the second and fourth compartments, the others with repeat decoration in gilt. A beautifully-presented set of the plates from this important voyage, which was "of particular significance to the history of Hawaii" (Forbes) and includes a very fine two-plate panorama of Honolulu from the sea. The individual volumes are as follows: DUPETIT-THOUARS. Voyage autour du Monde...Atlas Pittoresque. Paris: Gide, 1841[-?1845]. Half-title [imprint on verso], title [verso blank]; at end [3] pp. "Table des planches". 67 lithographed plates after Romauld-Georges Messnard, Louis-Jules Masselot and others (17 hand-coloured ethnographic/costume portraits; 24 tinted views; 26 plates on india paper mounted), 2 engraved maps (1 uncolored, 1 hand-coloured and folding). The 69 plates and maps are numbered from 1-70 with two numbers (69-70) being assigned to the final large folding map. Of particular interest are the 16 of the tinted plates are designed to form 8 two-sheet panoramas (including views of Honolulu, Sydney and the Cape of Good Hope), there is also one four-sheet panorama of &#39;San-Blas&#39; in Mexico. The plates as a whole include images of Tenerife(1), Brazil(3), Chile(1), Peru(12), Hawaii(5), Kamchatka(6), California(4), Mexico(10), Easter Island(2), Peru(5), Galapagos(2), Marquesas(1), Tahiti(8), New Zealand (2), Sydney, Australia (4), Cape of Good Hope (2). [Isidore GEOFFROY SAINT-HILAIRE]. Voyage autour du Monde...Atlas de Zoologie. Paris: Gide, 1846. Half-title [imprint on verso], title [verso blank]; at end [2] pp. "Table des planches". 79 engraved plates (73 hand-coloured); [bound with:] [Joseph DESCAISNE. Voyage autour du Monde...Atlas de Botanique. Paris: Gide, 1846. Half-title [imprint on verso], title [verso blank]; at end [1] pp. "Table des planches". 28 uncolored engraved plates. Folio. The Zoological atlas includes 14 plates of mammals; 10 of birds; 3 of reptiles; 27 of "mollusques" and 16 of "zoophytes". Some variation in the number of hand- coloured plates is usual amongst various copies of this work: the example recorded by Forbes includes 75 hand-coloured plates. "The voyage, ostensibly to report on the whale fisheries in the Pacific, was political in nature. The presence of the frigate Vénus in ports around the world would be of value to French commerce and diplomacy. After rounding Cape Horn, the expedition made calls up the coast of South America, to Hawaii, Kamchatka, and to California in order to assist French traders who had been clamouring for support for some time. Dupetit-Thouars&#39; account of his stay in California, in 1837, is one of the most important and complete records of the Mexican period. In 1838, the Vénus made a run for Easter Island, further investigated the coast of South America, then sailed for the Galápagos and Marquesas Islands, Tahiti, and New Zealand. At Tahiti the expedition forced Queen Pomaré to write a letter to the King of France apologizing for mistreatment of French priests, to pay an indemnity, and to salute the French flag. He also made a treaty with Kamehameha III of Hawaii. After further visits to Sydney and Mauritius, the ship sailed home, arriving after a voyage of thirty months. " (Hill p.91). A complete set of this work (which is very scarce because of the long period over which it was published) should also include 11 volumes of text (4vols. narrative; 5 vols. Physique; 1 vol. Zoologique; 1vol. Botanique) and an elephant folio Atlas Hydrographique. Bagnell 1750; Barrett 743 "I have never seen a complete copy of this at one time"; BM (NH) II, p.606; Borba de Moraes, pp. 276-277; Brunet II, 890; Hill p.91; Ellis Early Prints of New Zealand (1978) p.57; Ferguson 2970; Fine Bird Books (1990) p.131; Forbes Hawaiian National Bibliography 1198, 1586, 1588; Hill (2004) 518 "One of the most important and complete records of the Mexican period in California"; Howell Americana 173; Howes P267; Judd 58 ; Nissen BBI 561; IVB 281; ZBI 1211; Ronsil 944; O&#39;Reilly & Reitman 968-971; Ragatz A Guide for the Study of British Caribbean History p. 165; Ronsil 944; Sabin 21354 "Fine work"; Streeter Sale 2495; Whittel p. 220; Zimmer p.490.

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

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

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        A Summer in Western France - [Complete in 2 Volumes]

      London : Henry Colburn, 1841. The True 1st Edition. Fabulously illustrated with 6 plates including the 2 scarce hand-coloured frontis. Added t-p vignettes. Comprehensive publisher&#39;s catalogue to the head of volume 1. Subjects: France - Description and travel. Near fine copies both in the original gilt-blocked and elaborately blind-tooled cloth. Panel edges very slightly dust-toned as with age. Corners sharp with an overall tight, bright and clean impression. Scans on request.

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        Graham&#39;s Lady&#39;s and Gentlemen&#39;s Magazine Volumes 18 and 19, 1841 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&#39;s Lady&#39;s and Gentleman&#39;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&#39;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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        BARNABY RUDGE

      London: Chapman & Hall, 1841. First edition. Leather Bound. Fine. George Cattermole& H.K.Browne. Dickens, Charles& BARNABY RUDGE& Chapman & Hall,, London:, 1841& & First separate edition (Smith 6B). bound with unaltered sheets from "Master Humphrey&#39;s Clock", albeit with a new t.p. & &#39;Advertisement&#39; leaf.& & Newly Rebound& Bound in quarter green morocco ,Hand marbled green boards ,matching marbled green endpapers , original marbled edges.& & CONTENTS& (i) titlepage (ii) imprint: LONDON:/BRADBURY AND EVANS, PRINTERS, WHITEFRIARS. (iii) ADVERTISEMENT, [see NOTE 2.]& (iv) blank (v). (229)-306 text, with the words END OF VOL. II. centered beneath the text on p. 306 (l)-420 text, with the words& END OF &#147;BARNABY RUDGE.&#148; centered beneath the text on p. 420.& & COLLATION:& A (3 11.) X6 Y-2C6 2D (311.) [volume and weekly part numbers to the left of signatures: VOL. II.-46.-52.], B-2N6 [VOL. III.-53 -87.]; 252 leaves (25.3 x 16.8 cm); (i- v) (229) 230-306, (1) 2-420.& Smith 6B mentions a preface at vi , this appears never to have been part of theis binding.& & TEXT BLOCK& Textblock and illustrations very clean ,very light browning to page edge&#39;s.& Page 420 small repair to page edge& & Smith, Walter E - Charles Dickens in the Original Cloth - 6B. BARNABY RUDGE: 1841 [First Separate Issue] - All the internal points present.&

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        BARNABY RUDGE; A Tale of the Riots of &#39;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&#39;s Clock", albeit with a new t.p. & &#39;Advertisement&#39; leaf.. Original publisher&#39;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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        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&#39;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&#39;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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        CHRONICA DO DESCOBRIMENTO E CONQUISTA DE GUINÉ.

      - Escrita por mandado de ElRei D. Affonso V, sob a direcção scientifica, e segundo as instrucções do illustre Infante D. Henrique, pelo chronista Gomes Eannes de Azurara; fielmente trasladada do manuscrito original contemporâneo, que se conserva na Biblioteca Real de Pariz, e dada pela primeira vez á luz per diligencia do Visconde da Carreira, Enviado Extraordinario, e Ministro Plenipotenciario de S. Magestade Fidelissima precedida de uma introdução e illustrada com algumas notas, pelo Visconde de Santarem, Socio da Academia real das Sciencias de Lisboa, e de um grande numero d&#146;Academias e Sociedades sabias em Hespanha, França, Italia, Inglaterra, Hollanda, Suecia, e America, etc.; e seguida d&#146;um glossário das palavras e phrases antiquadas e obsoletas. Publicada por J. P. Aillaud. Pariz. MDCCCXLI. [1841]. In Fólio (4º de 29x23 cm) com xxv, 475 pags. Encadernação artística da época em pele (marroquin verde executado no ano da edição) com finos ferros decorativos na lombada e nas pastas com super-libris (pasta anterior) de "Institution de Fontenay aux Roses. Fondée en 1838 par J. S. Tavares". Corte dourado por folhas. Ilustrado com um retrato do Infante D. Henrique colorido manualmente em anterrosto. Magnifico exemplar oferecido como prémio de final de curso ao aluno Pedro Van Zeller, estudante no colégio português situado nos arredores de Paris, Institution de Fontenay aux Roses. Apresenta na folha de guarda um ex-libris comemorativo do final do curso, datado de 12 de Agosto de 1841, com a seguinte inscrição: 'Distribution Sollennelle des Prix. Prix d' Honneur mérité par Pedro Van Zeller. [ass.] J. S. Tavares. Este último foi um frade Grilo dos Augustinianos reformados natural de Barcelos (1788), doutorado na Universidade de Coimbra nas cadeiras de Teologia e Filosofia. Com a restauração do governo Constitucional e a extinção das ordens religiosas, exilou-se em França. No colégio que fundou estudaram grandes figuras da nossa cultura, como por exemplo Ernesto do Canto. Obra magnificamente impressa dentro de quadrilongos decorativos. Exemplar com leve acidulação natural do papel. Inocêncio III, 148: 'Chronica do descobrimento e conquista de Guiné, escripta por mandado d'elrei D. Affonso V, sob a direcção scientifica e segundo as instrucções do illustre infante D. Henrique. Fielmente trasladada do manuscripto original contemporaneo, que se conserva na Bibliotheca Real de París, e dada pela primeira vez á luz por diligencia do Visconde da Carreira. Precedida de uma introducção, e illustrada com algumas notas pelo Visconde de Santarem, e seguida de um Glossario das palavras e phrases antiquadas e obsoletas (por J. I. Roquete). Paris, na Offic. Typ. de Fain & Thunot 1841. De XXV 474 pag., com o retrato do infante, e um fac-simile do manuscripto original. Esta Cronica, que Azurara concluiu no ano de 1453, havia desapparecido de tal sorte que o mesmo Barbosa ignorou a existencia dela. Um manuscripto coetaneo, que por inducções bem cabidas se presume ter sido dado pelo proprio rei D. Affonso V a seu tio, do mesmo nome, rei de Nápoles, pelos anos de 1453 a 1457, foi parar finalmente (não se sabe como, nem quando) à Bibliotheca de Paris, onde pela primeira vez deu dele notícia o sr. Ferdinand Denis. É por este que se fez a referida edição, na verdade magnifica, e da qual se fizeram duas tiragens em papel diverso, sendo uma no formato de folio, e outra no de 8.º gr. Tambem se tiraram alguns ricos exemplares em pergaminho, dos quaes possue um a Bibliotheca Nacional de Lisboa. O retrato do infante D. Henrique, que acompanha esta edição, passa por ser o unico verdadeiro, e contemporaneo d'aquelle celebrado principe. Quanto ao merecimento de Gomes Eannes como historiador, ainda que elle esteja em grau inferior a Fernão Lopes, não deixou de fazer com seus escritos bom serviço á litteratura pátria. Do seu estilo e ordem, diz Damião de Goes, «que usára de palavras e termos antigos, com razoamentos prolixos e cheios de metaforas ou figuras, que no e

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        Oliver Twist

      London: Chapman and Hall Ltd., 1841. In 3 volumes , Vol 1,xii,331 pages ,9 engraved plates by G.Cruikshank.3/4 inch printers ink line on the lower margin of page 147 and 2 1/2"tears in the fore - edges of pages185-186 and 186 - 187, neatly repaired with bookbinders tape.Title page lightly browned and some foxing mostly very mild. The general impression is of very clean text and plates. Apart from a minor bump to the fore edge of the rear board, the covers are in exceptionally good condition,crisp with good bright gilt lettered spine. No half title bound in.Vol 2 307 pages,7 engraved plates by G Cruikshank.A little mild foxing otherwise a good very clean copy,There is a 1/2 " inch crack in the top of the joint of the rear endpaper.The corners of covers show some light bumping and the front cover has an area about 2" square which is very mildly faded., otherwise an above average copy with bright gilt lettering. No half title bound in.Vol 3 , 315 pages,8 engraved plates by G.Cruikshank.There is some browning of the title page and endpapersand some mostly very mild foxing but overall the text and plates are very clean.The covers are as vol 1 with the mildest of wear except for a very small bump or indentationon the font fore -edge cover( possibly caused by being in a bundle tied with string at some previous time) No half title bound in. Volumes 1 and3 are bound in uniform blind stamped bottle green cloth but vol 2 is in a variant binding possibly once olive green but now faded to brown and the blind stamped design is not quite the same as the other 2 volumes.Apart from the colour difference t the 3 voumes stand well togther and all are in very similar condition.A very good set.. 3rd. Cloth. V.Good/No d/wrapper. 8 1/4 X 5 1/8. Literature.

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        BARNABY RUDGE

      1841. By "Boz." With Illustrations by G. Cattermole and K. K. Browne. [Complete in 19 monthly serial parts.] Philadelphia: Lea & Blanchard, 1841. Original printed white wrappers. First American Edition, complete in 19 monthly serial parts. Lea & Blanchard&#39;s serialization closely followed that in the U. K., with this being the second and last novel (after THE OLD CURIOSITY SHOP) to be published under the overall title of MASTER HUMPHREY&#39;S CLOCK -- though per the "Notice" in this set&#39;s Part II, "It has been thought advisable to publish it in this country as a separate story, free from the connection with Master Humphrey&#39;s Clock." As in the U. K. publication, the illustrations are within the text, not separate plates. At the very end of the text is the statement "Master Humphrey&#39;s Clock has stopped for ever").~Condition is generally good-plus: the first and last part are missing their wrappers, and the first part is additionally trimmed down a little (having once been bound up) -- but even this part shows the stab-holes that identify it as having initially been issued as a serial part; the other parts generally exhibit some edge-wear and minor foxing. Quite uncommon -- one sees easily one hundred sets of the U. K. parts for every one set of the U. S. parts. Podeschi (Yale) A52 (for both M.H.C. novels); Carr (UTexas) B162.

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        THE ORCHARDIST&#39;S COMPANION A QUARTERLY JOURNAL, DEVOTED TO THE HISTORY, CHARACTER, PROPERTIES, MODES OF CULTIVATION, AND ALL OTHER MATTERS APPERTAINING TO THE FRUITS OF THE UNITED STATES, EMBELLISHED WITH RICHLY COLORED DESIGNS OF THE NATURAL SIZE, PAINTED FROM THE ACTUAL FRUITS WHEN IN THEIR FINEST CONDITION

      Philadelphia. 1841.. Two volumes bound in one. [6],68,[1]pp. plus forty-eight handcolored lithographs, each with a facing leaf (or more) of explanatory text. Quarto. Antique-style three-quarter calf and marbled boards, spine gilt, leather label. Scattered foxing, almost exclusively confined to the text; tissue guards intact, plates very clean and bright. Two plates with a small closed tear in foredge. Without the titlepage to the first volume. A very good copy. "Alfred Hoffy was a skilled lithographer who worked for several firms in Philadelphia. Fruit and fruit trees were his passion, and his ORCHARDIST&#39;S COMPANION was the first American journal completely devoted to fruit and its cultivation. It is notable for its superb series of color plates devoted to various fruits, the first such published in the United States (and not to be confused with Robert Hovey&#39;s FRUITS OF AMERICA, published in Boston from 1846 to 1852). It is also one of the rarest of American works illustrated with handcolored lithographs. "The book was dedicated to the President and Members of the Pennsylvania Horticultural Society...One of these members was a local nurseryman, Robert Buist (1805-80), who had been trained in the Royal Botanic Garden, Edinburgh, before coming to Philadelphia in the 1820s. There his garden became a centre for the introduction of new plants and seeds, and he wrote several books as well. In a &#39;Notice&#39; dated March 1842 &#39;A. Hoffy is doing himself the honor of announcing to his friends, subscribers, patrons and the public, that Mr. Robert Buist has kindly accepted at his hands the future Editorial department of the ORCHARDIST&#39;S COMPANION, at the same time cannot omit expressing his feelings of satisfaction and pride in the opportunity of presenting to them so valuable an acquisition to the views of this work...&#39;...The fruit illustrated in the ORCHARDIST&#39;S plates was usually supplied from gardens near Philadelphia. The total number is made up of fourteen pears, eleven apples, eight peaches, seven plums, three grapes, two cherries, two strawberries, and a single apricot. "All 48 [plates] were printed by P.S. Duval&#39;s Lithographic Press in Philadelphia and coloured by hand, probably by Hoffy&#39;s pupils. Hoffy himself drew and engraved all the first 12; thereafter two of his students, D.S. Quinton and Edward Quayle, helped him...The titlepage vignettes were drawn by Hoffy and engraved by J.H. Brightly" - OAK SPRING POMONA. Copies of Hoffy&#39;s work vary in collation, as it was issued in parts, and Hoffy recommended that subscribers eventually bind the parts into separate volumes of preliminary text and plates. Wainwright notes that Hoffy issued parts of THE ORCHARDIST&#39;S COMPANION on a quarterly schedule beginning in 1841, with each part containing twelve illustrations of fruit. The final installment of the work, which raised the total to sixty plates and which is dated 1842-43, is not usually found and is lacking here. In the present copy the titlepage which Hoffy meant to be bound in at the start of the plates, and which is called "Vol. 2 &#151; April. 1841," is bound in at the front of the text, and the titlepage meant to precede the text portion is lacking. The forty-eight plates present here (and most commonly called for) are especially bright and attractive. Despite Hoffy&#39;s attempts at similar efforts, enthusiasm for his pomological productions waned. "Patronized by an impressive list of subscribers headed by the President of the United States, endorsed by the Pennsylvania Horticultural Society, and the recipient of a silver medal awarded by the American Institute of New York, THE ORCHARDIST&#39;S COMPANION nevertheless withered on the vine for lack of adequate support" - Wainwright. Cost was certainly a factor; though great plans were laid, no further additions to THE ORCHARDIST&#39;S COMPANION were forthcoming. Still, Hoffy was successful in creating an American fruit book of considerable beauty that became an early hallmark of its genre. BENNETT, p.86. Wainwright, PHILADELPHIA IN THE ROMANTIC AGE OF LITHOGRAPHY, p.42. OAK SPRING POMONA 59.

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        The Orchardist&#39;s Companion a quarterly journal, devoted to the history, character, properties, modes of cultivation, and all other matters appertaining to the fruits of the United States, embellished with richly colored designs of the natural size, painted from the actual fruits when in their finest condition

      Philadelphia: A. Hoffy, 1841-1843. 3 volumes in one, quarto. (11 1/8 x 8 3/4 inches). 3 letterpress title pages (2 with large wood-engraved vignettes). 58 (of 60) hand-coloured lithographed plates of American fruit by and after Hoffy, E.Quayle and D.S.Quintin, all printed by P.S.Duval of Philadelphia. (Lacking the first plate in &#39;vol.II&#39; &#39;Elton Pine Strawberry&#39; and the fourth &#39;Bellflower&#39;). Contemporary black hard-grain morocco, covers with outer gilt triple fillet border, spine in five compartments with semi-raised bands, the bands highlighted with tooling in gilt and flanked by double fillets in blind, lettered in gilt in the second compartment, gilt turn-ins, marbled endpapers, gilt edges. &#39;The first American journal completely devoted to fruit&#39; ("Oak Spring Pomona") and one of the rarest of American works illustrated with hand-coloured lithographs: this copy from the de luxe coloured issue and including the very rare second volume. Only one complete set of this short-lived high quality periodical is recorded as having sold at auction in the past 25 years. It was launched under the patronage of the Pennsylvania Horticultural Society as a quarterly journal dedicated to fruit and fruit growing in the United States. Hoffy intended that each annual volume should be made up of two sections. The first to include text with wood- engraved illustrations covering all aspects of fruit growing: reporting on the latest varieties, discussions on their relative merits, papers on pests and diseases of fruit, etc. The second section was to include accurate and beautiful lithographic plates of individual varieties, hand- coloured or uncoloured, each plate to be faced by one or more pages of descriptive text including useful (and historically important) lists of the various names by which the varieties are known. The work was sold at seven dollars per annum if paid in advance, or two dollars per part for the four parts, for the `Best or Colored Edition&#39; or four dollars in advance or one dollar twenty-five cents per issue for the uncoloured issue. The present volume contains all that was published (five quarterly parts) of a work that seems to have foundered because it was too expensive for the market it was aimed at. It includes plates of 13 (of 14) varieties of apple, 2 apricot, 4 cherry, 3 grape, 15 pear, 12 peach, 7 plum and 2 (of 3) strawberry. `Alfred Hoffy worked for several printers of lithographs in Philadelphia. Among other subjects, he drew several portraits, including one of the original Siamese twins, Eng and Chang, in 1837, but his enthusiasm for recording fruit trees seems to have taken up a good deal of his time. His Orchardist&#39;s Companion was the first American journal completely devoted to fruit and its cultivation&#39; (Sandra Raphael An Oak Spring Pomona ,p.155). After the failure of the present work Hoffy went on to make two other attempts at publishing similar works. In 1851 he published The American Pomologist (with ten plates) and in 1860 he tried again with The North American Pomologist which included 36 plates including the ten issued in 1851. Copies of the present work vary in collation. It was issued in parts, but Hoffy recommended that subscribers eventually bind the parts into two separate volumes for each year: one of preliminary text, and a second containing the plates and their &#39;descriptive pages&#39; - this explains the sub-titles to the first two titles (&#39;Vol.I April. 1841&#39; and &#39;Vol. 2 April. 1841&#39;). The third title is sub- titled &#39;Volume 2&#39; and is dated &#39;1842-3&#39;. Wainwright notes that Hoffy issued parts of the Orchardist&#39;s Companion on a quarterly schedule beginning in 1841, with each part containing twelve illustrations of fruit. The final installment of the work, which raised the total to sixty plates is particularly rare. In the present copy all the text and the plates are in a single volume. Despite Hoffy&#39;s attempts at similar efforts, enthusiasm for his pomological productions waned. "Patronized by an impressive list of subscribers headed by the President of the United States, endorsed by the Pennsylvania Horticultural Society, and the recipient of a silver medal awarded by the American Institute of New York, The Orchardist&#39;s Companion nevertheless withered on the vine for lack of adequate support" (Wainwright). Cost was certainly a factor; though great plans were laid, no further additions to The Orchardist&#39;s Companion were forthcoming. Still, Hoffy was successful in creating an American fruit book of considerable beauty that became an early benchmark for the genre. Bennett, p.86; Oak Spring Pomona 59; Wainwright Philadelphia in the Romantic Age of Lithography, p.42.

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        THE ORCHARDIST&#39;S COMPANION A QUARTERLY JOURNAL, DEVOTED TO THE HISTORY, CHARACTER, PROPERTIES, MODES OF CULTIVATION, AND ALL OTHER MATTERS APPERTAINING TO THE FRUITS OF THE UNITED STATES, EMBELLISHED WITH RICHLY COLORED DESIGNS OF THE NATURAL SIZE, PAINTED FROM THE ACTUAL FRUITS WHEN IN THEIR FINEST CONDITION

      Philadelphia: A. Hoffy, 1841-1843.. Three volumes bound in one. 3 letterpress titlepages (2 with large wood- engraved vignettes). Fifty-eight (of sixty) handcolored lithographed plates of American fruit by and after Hoffy, E. Quayle, and D.S. Quintin, all printed by P.S. Duval of Philadelphia. Lacking the first plate in "Vol. II" ("Elton Pine Strawberry") and the fourth ("Bellflower"). Quarto. Contemporary black hard-grain morocco, covers with outer gilt triple fillet border, spine in five compartments with semi- raised bands, the bands highlighted with tooling in gilt and flanked by double fillets in blind, lettered in gilt in the second compartment, gilt turn-ins, marbled endpapers, a.e.g. Very good. Provenance: John H. Edmonds (Leicester, Mass., inscription, dated 1901). "The first American journal completely devoted to fruit" (OAK SPRING POMONA) and one of the rarest American works illustrated with handcolored lithographs: this copy from the de luxe colored issue and including the very rare second volume. Only one complete set of this short-lived high quality periodical is recorded as having sold at auction in the past twenty-five years. It was launched under the patronage of the Pennsylvania Horticultural Society as a quarterly journal dedicated to fruit and fruit growing in the United States. Hoffy intended that each annual volume should be made up of two sections. The first to include text with wood-engraved illustrations covering all aspects of fruit growing: reporting on the latest varieties, discussions of their relative merits, papers on pests and diseases of fruit, etc. The second section was to include accurate and beautiful lithographic plates of individual varieties, handcolored or uncolored, each plate to be faced by one or more pages of descriptive text including useful (and historically important) lists of the various names by which the varieties are known. The work was sold at seven $7 per annum if paid in advance, or $2 per part for the four parts, for the "Best or Colored Edition"; or $4 in advance or $1.25 per issue for the uncolored version. The present volume contains all that was published (five quarterly parts) of a work that seems to have foundered because it was too expensive for the market at which it was aimed. It includes plates of thirteen (of fourteen) varieties of apple, two apricot, four cherry, three grape, fifteen pear, twelve peach, seven plum, and two (of three) strawberry. "Alfred Hoffy worked for several printers of lithographs in Philadelphia. Among other subjects, he drew several portraits, including one of the original Siamese twins, Eng and Chang, in 1837, but his enthusiasm for recording fruit trees seems to have taken up a good deal of his time. His ORCHARDIST&#39;S COMPANION was the first American journal completely devoted to fruit and its cultivation" - Sandra Raphael, AN OAK SPRING POMONA, p.155. After the failure of the present work, Hoffy went on to make two other attempts at publishing similar works. In 1851 he published THE AMERICAN POMOLOGIST (with ten plates), and in 1860 he tried again with THE NORTH AMERICAN POMOLOGIST which included thirty-six plates, including the ten issued in 1851. Copies of the present work vary in collation. It was issued in parts, but Hoffy recommended that subscribers eventually bind the parts into two separate volumes for each year: one of preliminary text, and a second containing the plates and their "descriptive pages" - this explains the subtitles to the first two titles ("Vol. I April. 1841" and "Vol. 2 April. 1841"). The third title is subtitled "Volume 2" and is dated "1842-3." Wainwright notes that Hoffy issued parts of THE ORCHARDIST&#39;S COMPANION on a quarterly schedule beginning in 1841, with each part containing twelve illustrations of fruit. The final installment of the work, which raised the total to sixty plates, is particularly rare. In the present copy all the text and the plates are in a single volume. Despite Hoffy&#39;s attempts at similar efforts, enthusiasm for his pomological productions waned. "Patronized by an impressive list of subscribers headed by the President of the United States, endorsed by the Pennsylvania Horticultural Society, and the recipient of a silver medal awarded by the American Institute of New York, THE ORCHARDIST&#39;S COMPANION nevertheless withered on the vine for lack of adequate support" - Wainwright. Cost was certainly a factor; though great plans were laid, no further additions to THE ORCHARDIST&#39;S COMPANION were forthcoming. Still, Hoffy was successful in creating an American fruit book of considerable beauty that became an early benchmark for the genre. BENNETT, p.86. OAK SPRING POMONA 59. Wainwright, PHILADELPHIA IN THE ROMANTIC AGE OF LITHOGRAPHY, p.42.

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        The Orchardist&#39;s Companion a quarterly journal, devoted to the history, character, properties, modes of cultivation, and all other matters appertaining to the fruits of the United States, embellished with richly colored designs of the natural size, painted from the actual fruits when in their finest condition

      Philadelphia: A. Hoffy, 1841. 2 volumes in one, quarto. (11 5/16 x 8 5/8 inches). Title with wood-engraved vignette. 47 (of 48) hand-coloured lithographs. (Lacking plate 35 the &#39;Red Cheek Melacotan&#39;, title to &#39;vol.I&#39; and pp.xi-xii from the &#39;Introduction&#39;). Contemporary purple/red half roan, over marbled paper-covered boards, the flat spine divided into six compartments by double gilt fillets, lettered in the second compartment, numbered in the fourth. &#39;The first American journal completely devoted to fruit&#39; ("Oak Spring Pomona") and one of the rarest of American works illustrated with hand-coloured lithographs. Alfred Hoffy was a skilled lithographer who worked for several firms in Philadelphia, but fruit and fruit trees were his major enthusiasm. His Orchardist&#39;s Companion was the first published result of that passion. It is notable for a superb series of colour plates devoted to various fruits, the first such published in the United States (and not to be confused with Robert Hovey&#39;s Fruits of America, published in Boston from 1846 to 1852). "The book was dedicated to the President and Members of the Pennsylvania Horticultural Society...One of these members was a local nurseryman, Robert Buist (1805- 80), who had been trained in the Royal Botanic Garden, Edinburgh, before coming to Philadelphia in the 1820s. There his garden became a centre for the introduction of new plants and seeds, and he wrote several books as well. In a &#39;Notice&#39; dated March 1842 &#39;A. Hoffy is doing himself the honor of announcing to his friends, subscribers, patrons and the public, that Mr. Robert Buist has kindly accepted at his hands the future Editorial department of The Orchardist&#39;s Companion, at the same time cannot omit expressing his feelings of satisfaction and pride in the opportunity of presenting to them so valuable an acquisition to the views of this work......The fruit illustrated in the ... plates was usually supplied from gardens near Philadelphia. The total number is made up of fourteen pears, eleven apples, eight peaches, seven plums, three grapes, two cherries, two strawberries, and a single apricot ... [The present copy is shy one peach]. All 48 [plates] were printed by P.S. Duval&#39;s Lithographic Press in Philadelphia and coloured by hand, probably by Hoffy&#39;s pupils. Hoffy himself drew and engraved [sic.] all the first 12; thereafter two of his students, D.S. Quinton and Edward Quayle, helped him...The titlepage vignettes were drawn by Hoffy and engraved by J.H. Brightly" (Oak Spring Pomona). Copies of Hoffy&#39;s work vary in collation. It was issued in parts, but Hoffy recommended that subscribers eventually bind the parts into two separate volumes: one of preliminary text, and a second containing the plates and their &#39;descriptive pages&#39;. Wainwright notes that Hoffy issued parts of the Orchardist&#39;s Companion on a quarterly schedule beginning in 1841, with each part containing twelve illustrations of fruit. The final installment of the work, which raised the total to sixty plates and which is dated 1842-43, is not usually found and is lacking here. In the present copy all the text and the plates are in a single volume. The title (&#39;Vol.I April. 1841&#39;) intended for the front of volume containing just text has been abandoned and the title which Hoffy meant to be bound in at the start of the plates (&#39;Vol. 2 April. 1841&#39;) is bound in at the front of the text. Despite Hoffy&#39;s attempts at similar efforts, enthusiasm for his pomological productions waned. "Patronized by an impressive list of subscribers headed by the President of the United States, endorsed by the Pennsylvania Horticultural Society, and the recipient of a silver medal awarded by the American Institute of New York, The Orchardist&#39;s Companion nevertheless withered on the vine for lack of adequate support" (Wainwright). Cost was certainly a factor; though great plans were laid, no further additions to The Orchardist&#39;s Companion were forthcoming. Still, Hoffy was successful in creating an American fruit book of considerable beauty that became an early benchmark for the genre. Bennett, p.86; Oak Spring Pomona 59; Wainwright Philadelphia in the Romantic Age of Lithography, p.42.

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        The Rhine, Italy, And Greece

      London, Fisher, 1841. . 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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        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.]

      The Commissioners on the Public Records of the Kingdom London] 1841 - Modern cloth, a bit shaken, but a clean copy [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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

      London : Published at the Office, 1841-1891 - Description: 100v. in 25: illus, ; 28cm. The first 100 volumes of Punch Magazine professionally bound in 25 books. Subjects: Punch magazine -- Satire -- British humour -- English wit and humor -- Periodicals. Description: 100v. in 25: illus, ; 28cm. The first 100 volumes of Punch Magazine professionally bound in 25 books. Subjects: Punch magazine -- Satire -- British humour -- English wit and humor -- Periodicals. 10 Kg. 1 pp. [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

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        Systema phoneticum scripturæ sinicæ. Volume II (of 2). Macao 1841.

      Macao 1841 Grand in-8° relié, demi-chagrin de l'époque, dos à cinq nerfs, titre gravé, II-500 pages et un feuillet d'errata. Coupes frottées avec une petite morsure (un cm sur deux au bas inférieur du deuxième plat sinon bel exemplaire. Tall 8vo. Pp. (ii), 500, (1) errata. With one double page table: "Tabula synoptica phoneticarum omnium". Volume two only, but comprising the complete dictionary: "Ordines phonetico-alphabetici quibus sinensium litteræ circumscribuntur" with 12 753 characters arranged under phonetics instead of under their radicals. Text in Chinese, Latin and French. First edition. Calleri (1810 - 76 ) arrived at Macao in 1836 where he resided for some years and studied natural sciences and Chinese under the renowned sinologist Joachim Alfonso Gonçalves. Calleri set up his own printing press, bought a small set of types, and with the help of six natives he was able to produce this important work. The first volume (not present here) comprises a guide to writing Chinese characters. Cordier BS 1597-98. Löwendahl 960. Lust 1009. Zenker ii, 6655. (TZ) Très bon couverture rigide Edition originale

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        Salopia Antiqua, or an Enquiry from Personal Survey into the Druidical, Military, and Other Early Remains in Shropshire and the North Welsh Borders

      London - John W. Parker 1841 - The first and only edition of this fascinating archaeological synopsis of Shropshire, beautifully illustrated, with an extensive glossary of the local dialect. With Observations upon the Names of Places, and a Glossary of Words Used in the County of Salop. Featuring a chromolithographed title page, decorative head and tail pieces, illuminated capitals and eight further plates. Condition: In contemporary calf binding with gilt design to the front board and spine. Externally, a trifle rubbed with slight wear to the extremities, and minor loss to the spine label. Both hinges are very slightly strained. Internally, firmly bound and extremely bright. Generally clean, although with the odd spot to the first and last pages, as well as some very light off-setting. Overall: VERY GOOD [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        AUTOGRAPH LETTER, SIGNED, FROM VICE PRESIDENT JOHN TYLER TO DANIEL WEBSTER, RECOMMENDING A CANDIDATE FOR DISTRICT ATTORNEY OF MISSISSIPPI].

      [Washington]. March 11, 1841. - [1]p., plus integral docketing leaf. Quarto, on a folded folio sheet. Old fold lines. Near fine. A nice letter written by Vice President John Tyler to Secretary of State Daniel Webster regarding an appointment for Mississippi lawyer Augustine L. Dabney to the position of state District Attorney. Dabney was a Mississippi lawyer and judge who suggested that the state convention propose Tyler as the candidate for vice president, a move that would lead eventually to Tyler's election to that office. He writes: "Sir, Should a vacancy occur in the place of District Attorney of Mississippi, let me bespeak your favorable notice to the pretensions of Augustine L. Dabney, Esqr. of Raymond Mississippi. He is a man of fine intelligence and of the soundest morals. He migrated to Mississippi about six years ago from Virginia when I had the pleasure of practicing at the same bar with him, and interchanging the hospitalities of frequent intercourse. I endorse that no man will acquit himself of his duties more faithfully or honorably. I know nothing of the present incumbent, and am not to be understood as asking his removal. If however he has come into office over the head of another and in a spirit of proscription, even handed justice would seem to require his removal." Letters by Tyler as Vice President are fairly scarce, given the brief period of time that he held that office (March 4 - April 4, 1841). A nice letter by the Vice President, recommending his supporter for a government position.

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        Saggi Di Naturali Esperienze Fatte Nell'accademia Del Cimento.

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

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        Graham's Lady's and Gentlemen's Magazine Volumes 18 and 19, 1841 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 Mon

      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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        General Bankrupt Law. An Act to Establish a Uniform System of

      1841. [Bankruptcy]. Congress, United States. General Bankrupt Law. An Act to Establish a Uniform System of Bankruptcy Through the United States [caption title]. [Washington?: 1841]. 16 pp. Octavo (6-1/2" x 4"). Stab-stitched self-wrappers. Minor edgewear, foxed, a few tiny ink stains, occasional contemporary notes in faint pencil to margins of a few leaves. * Signed in print by President John Tyler. Enacted in February 1800 with a slim majority, the first Federal bankruptcy act aimed to encourage economic risk and supersede the patchwork of debtor laws in force in the different states. Never a popular law, it was routinely attacked as a shield for the financially irresponsible and finally repealed in November 1803. Claiming this would retard economic development, supporters of the defeated bill launched a campaign to restore the law or enact a similar one. Attitudes changed after the Panic of 1837 and the five-year depression that followed. Sponsored by Daniel Webster, the General Bankrupt Law was enacted in 1841. It was repealed two years later. Not found in OCLC, Hollis, or the Library of Congress.

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