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        Convention of Commerce between Her Majesty and His Highness the Imaum of Muscat, signed at Zanzibar, May 31, 1839.

      London, Harrison, 1841. - Folio (208 x 324 mm). 6 pp. Modern marbled wrappers. Complete English text of the trade convention entered into by Queen Victoria and Said bin Sultan, the Sultan of Muscat, following Said's successful ratification of a treaty with the United States in 1835 and his capture of Mombasa, Kenya, in 1837. As early as 1822, Muscat had agreed to abolish the slave trade with the West. - Removed from an old collection; handwritten page numbers 137ff. on rectos. Well preserved. [Attributes: Soft Cover]

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat INLIBRIS Gilhofer Nfg. GmbH]
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        Porträt der Bettina von Arnim.

      [Berlin?], Januar 1841. - Aquarell und Gouache auf Papier, signiert und datiert. 157 x 180 mm, hinter Glas dekorativ gerahmt (310 x 334 mm). Schönes Porträt der sechsundfünfzigjährigen Bettina von Arnim, geb. Brentano (1785-1859), dreißig Jahre nach ihrer Eheschließung mit Achim von Arnim und dem abrupten Ende ihrer Freundschaft mit Goethe, zehn Jahre nach dem Tod ihres Ehemanns, und ein Jahr vor ihrer Begegnung mit Karl Marx - einer Begegnung, der ihr aufsehenerregendstes politisches Werk folgen sollte, das an Friedrich Wilhelm III. gerichtete "Dies Buch gehört dem König". - Das Bildnis zeigt Bettina im schwarzen Kleid mit rotem Halsband um den Spitzenkragen, ein rot gebundenes Buch in der Hand, in einer romantischen Gebirgslandschaft mit Ruine, im Tal hinter ihr eine Kirchturmspitze und ein mäandernder Fluss. Unten links datiert "Den 12 [?] Januar 1841" (stärker verblasst), rechts unten signiert "Carl Weis", darunter falsch in Bleistift hinzugesetzt "1831". Beim Künstler handelt es sich wohl um den 1804 in Kassel geborenen Porträt- und Genremaler Carl Weiss, der in Berlin studierte (vgl. Nagler XXI, 256) und nach Thieme/Becker (XXXV, 333) unter anderem ein Miniaturbildnis der Elisabeth, Landgräfin von Hessen-Homburg (1770-1840) malte. [Attributes: Signed Copy]

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        [STRZELECKI] Return to an address of the Honorable the House of Commons, dated 26 February 1841

      : for, copy of a despatch from Sir G. Gipps, Governor of New South Wales, to the Secretary of State for the colonies, transmitting a report of the progressive discovery and occupation of that colony during the period of his administration of the government. [London] : Ordered, by the House of Commons, to be printed, 1841. Folio, bound in modern half calf over marbled boards by Aquarius of London, spine lettered in gilt, front pastedown with ex libris of Rodney Davidson and Jonathan Wantrup's earlier book label, 32 pp, with 6 folding hand coloured maps by John Arrowsmith; occasional spotting, the Port Phillip map with off-setting in sections, 3 of the maps with old tape repairs to versos; overall, a good copy. Rare. Ferguson, 3205; Wantrup, 154a. This important paper contains the only contemporary published account of Strzelecki's explorations in the Australian Alps and the Port Phillip District. It includes the following maps by John Arrowsmith:Sketch shewing the relative positions of the lands under survey to the northward of Port Macquarie;A trigonometrical survey of the country at Moreton Bay (surveyed by Robert Dixon);Route from Yass Plains by the Australian Alps and Gipps Land to Port Philip by E. P. Streleski [sic] 1840;Map shewing the surveyed lands at Port Phillip from the government surveys made in 1840;Survey of the lower part of the River Glenelg (surveyed by C.J. Tyers); andTrigonometrical survey of part of the country between Melbourne and the River Glenelg (surveyed by C.J. Tyers). Provenance: Australian Book Auctions, Melbourne. The Davidson Collection, Second Sale. 27 February, 2006. Lot 340.

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        für Erd-, Länder- und Völkerkunde. Ein Bilderwerk in interessanten Ansichten. Bd. 2. der Reihe. Stuttgart, Scheible, 1841. 274, 1 Bl. Mit gestoch. Titel und 143 Stahlstichtafeln. Roter Hldr. d. Zt. mit RGoldpräg. (etw. bestoßen).

      1841 - Kleinformatiger Nachahmer von Meyers Universum.- Mit Ansichten von München, Berlin, Potsdam, Dresden, Leipzig, Köln, Weimar, Tübingen, Kitzenstein, Jerusalem u.v.a.- Innengelenke geplatzt, meist leicht bis etwas stockfleckig, vereinzelt stärker. Gewicht in Gramm: 500

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        London.

      London: Charles Knight & Co., 1841–44 - 6 volumes, octavo (248 x 170 mm). Near-contemporary red half calf, marbled paper sides, titles gilt to black labels to spines, decorated gilt in compartments, brown coated endpapers, edges sprinkled red. Contemporary ownership inscription to second free binder's blanks. Slight rubbing to extremities and boards, top edges dust toned; an excellent set. Engraved frontispiece in vol. 1, wood engraved vignettes throughout. First edition of this richly illustrated account of London. "The demand for such books sprang from the sense that the city was transforming itself, new places and experiences coming into being, while others were passing away". An attractively bound set. Jon Mee, The Cambridge Introduction to Charles Dickens, p. 54. [Attributes: First Edition]

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        LOT Of ~100 JACKSON CIRCUIT COURT MS LEGAL DOCUMENTS, 1823 - 1841

      [Jackson County, IN], 1841. Buff wove paper, black or brown ink. Occasional chips, splitting along folds, toning, ink splotches and light soiling; fold lines. Texts largely unaffected and legible overall. Good to Very Good condition.. 97 loose documents of varying lengths and paper sizes. Most single leaf and written recto only; few multiple pages/leaves. Sizes vary from ~ 2-1/2" x 7-1/2" slips to ~12-1/4" x 8" leaves. Large lot of signed documents by various Jackson Circuit Court justices of the peace, primarily recording the verdicts of court cases, nature of the offense, and fines assessed and collected (or not yet collected). The vast majority of the cases tried are for assault and battery (usually receiving a $1 fine if found guilty) and "profane swearing" (a $5 - $10 fine), although "affray," trespass, forced imprisonment, and "passing spurious money" are also listed. Documents include names of plaintiffs, defendants, justices, occasional other parties (sheriffs, clerks, etc), and usually the township in which the case was tried. Justices include William Crenshaw, John Goble, Charley W. Sitwell, James Kelly, John Moore, William Williams, Jonathan Graham, Jacob Kester, Jacob Brown, and many others. Most are from the years 1838 - 1841 (~85%). A nice cache of material documenting this era in Indiana history.

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        Journals of Two Expeditions of Discovery in North-west and Western Australia, during the years 1837, 38, and 39..

      London: Boone, 1841. Two volumes, octavo, with two large folding maps loose in an end pocket in one volume, with all 22 plates (six coloured), and with advertisement leaves; a handsome uncut set, tan half calf, gilt with morocco labels. One of the most striking of all works of inland exploration, with the suite of stunning images of Wandjina paintings from the north-western Kimberley region. 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.This was Sir George Grey's first expedition, which began 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 Kimberley: '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.Grey went on to a long and controversial career as a colonial administrator in Australia, New Zealand and South Africa, with positions of governance in all three colonies.

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        [DUMONT D'URVILLE] Admiral Charles Baudin : autograph letter signed, to Casimir Gide, dated February 1841

      A letter relating to the publication of Dumont d'Urville's account of his second voyage in the Astrolabe, one of the most important Pacific and Antarctic voyages of the nineteenth century. Manuscript in ink, single sheet, quarto, headed Paris, 4 février 1841, a note from Admiral Charles Baudin, commander of the French fleet in Central and South America, to the publisher Casimir Gide, advising him that he has been recommended to the explorer Dumont d'Urville to be the publisher of his account of the Astrolabe's recently returned second voyage (1837-40); signed Charles Baudin; Baudin enclosed a letter he had received from Dumont d'Urville, which was evidently returned to him by Gide as requested; the verso with address and postal markings; original folds, paper toned and roughened along one edge, but complete and legible. "J'ai l'honneur de vous adresser ci-incluse la lettre que j'ai reçu de l'amiral Dumont d'Urville, en réponse à celle par laquelle je l'avais prié de faire choix de vous pour éditeur de son dernier voyage. Je regrette de n'avoir pas eu de solution précise, mais puisque M. d'Urville s'en rapporte au ministre, je crois que toutes les chances sont pour vous. Je vous serais obligé de vouloir bien me renvoyer sa lettre". Casimir Gide was to heed Baudin's recommendation: he published Dumont d'Urville's account of the Astrolabe's expedition to the Antarctic in Voyage au Pôle Sud in 24 volumes between 1842 and 1854.

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        Dupetit-Thouars : autograph letter signed, dated October 1841

      Single sheet, folding to form [4] sides, small octavo, manuscript in brown ink, headed Paris, 30 Octobre 1841, a note from Admiral Dupetit-Thouars toGeneral Hecquet [1787-1872], advising him that he will soon receive the latest volumes of Dupetit-Thouars' monumental workVoyage autour du monde sur la frégate la Vénus, pendant les annees 1836-1839(published by Casimir Gide between 1840 and 1855, in 10 text volumes and 4 atlas volumes); "Je prends le parti de vous envoyer un mien petit cousin qui vous remettra le complément de l'atlas pittoresque de mon Voayge et le 2è. vol. Le 3è vous sera envoyé un peu plus tard par les soins de M. Gide, monéditeur de qui, au reste, vous pourriez le faire réclamer dans un moisà peu près [...]"; the letter is signed on the third side A. Dupetit-Thouars, and addressed on the fourth side to Monsieur le g.al Hecquet, commandt. la subdivisionà Courbevoie; complete, clean and legible. Dupetit-Thouars' voyage in the Vénus was critical to the establishment of a French colonial presence in the Pacific, as well as for the promotion and protection of French commercial activities around the globe. His account,Voyage autour du monde, ranks as one of the most important nineteenth century works on Pacific voyages. 'Dupetit-Thouars's 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 apologising for mistreatment of French priests, to pay an indemnity, and to salute the French flag. He had also made a treaty with Kamehameha III of Hawaii. After visits to Sydney and Mauritius, the ship sailed home, arriving after a voyage of thirty months…' (Hill).

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        New Zealand, South Australia, and New South Wales: a Record of Recent Travels in These Colonies, with Especial Reference to Emigration and the Advantageous Employment of Labour and Capital

      Smith, Elder, London 1841 - pp. xii, 372, . Early half calf and marbled boards, gilt decorations on spine. Complete with 2 large folding maps (repaired), frontispiece (minor foxing), 1 other plate. A very nice copy of the rare first edition. NZNB 2862 [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Incidents of Travel in Central America, Chiapas, and Yucatan

      New York: Harper and Brothers, 1841. First Edition. Hardcover. Very good. Two volumes, 8vo, pp viii, (9)-424; vii, (7)-47, with numerous engraved illustrations (most with original tissue guards) and a folding map. Publisher's cloth boards with Mayan design in gilt. Some minor chipping to cloth at spine ends, top and bottom edges rubbed/worn, some spots of insect damage to front board on Volume I. Contents sound and clean, with minimal foxing; overall a very good, unrestored set of this classic and important work on Central America and Mayan archaeology. Stephens and his friend Frederick Catherwood traveled nearly 3000 miles, visiting 44 mayan ruins, many of which had never been explored before, and which are beautifully depicted by Catherwood's fine illustrations. Stephens also includes accounts of native customs, ceremonies, etc. Sabin 91297; Hill 1636; Smith S146.

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        für Erd-, Länder- und Völkerkunde. Ein Bilderwerk in interessanten Ansichten. Bd. 2. der Reihe. Stuttgart, Scheible, 1841. 274, 1 Bl. Mit gestoch. Titel und 143 Stahlstichtafeln. Roter Hldr. d. Zt. mit RGoldpräg. (etw. bestoßen).

       1841 Kleinformatiger Nachahmer von Meyers Universum.- Mit Ansichten von München, Berlin, Potsdam, Dresden, Leipzig, Köln, Weimar, Tübingen, Kitzenstein, Jerusalem u.v.a.- Innengelenke geplatzt, meist leicht bis etwas stockfleckig, vereinzelt stärker. Versand D: 5,00 EUR

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        Memoirs of Extraordinary Popular Delusions and the Madness of Crowds.

      Richard Bentley, London 1841 - First edition of this classic study of crowd psychology, a compilation of human folly throughout the ages. Octavo, three volumes. Bound in uniform three quarters leather, gilt titles and tooling to the spine, top edge gilt. In near fine condition. From the library of noted book collector Edward Francis Carry, who served as president of the Pullman Company in the early 20th century. A nice example with noted provenance. Memoirs of Extraordinary Popular Delusions and the Madness of Crowds is divided into three broad categories, including 'National Delusions,' 'Peculiar Follies,' and 'Philosophical Delusions.' The author discusses a wide variety of subjects and events, which include economic bubbles like the tulip craze of Holland in 1637 and the Mississippi Company financial bubble of 1719; alchemy, which was of particular interest to individuals who wanted to create gold out of lesser-valued materials; the Crusades, also known as the Middle Ages mania; witch hunts, the persecution of thousands of innocent victims that arose from either supernatural ill fortune or neighbors with a score to settle; duels; the political and religious influence on beards; and several others. The impact of Mackay’s work has been remarkably far-reaching, influencing such fields as popular psychology and the stock market— as noted by The New York Times, wrote: "Any investor who has not read Charles Mackay’s "Tulipomania," from his classic Extraordinary Popular Delusions, first published in 1841, should grab this book for that exercise alone." [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Quinti Horatii Flacci Opera Interpretatione et Notis Illustravit Ludovicus Desprez, Cardinalitius Socius ac Rhetor emeritus Jussu Christianissimi Regis in usum Serenissimi Delfini ac Serenissimorum Principum Burgundiae, Andium, Biturigum. Editio ad exemplar Parisiense anni 1691

      Ex Typographia Cajetano Reale - Neapoli, 1841. LATINO 0,72 Volume della prima metà dell'800 in 4°, stato discreto, coperta semirigida in pergamena, molti segni del tempo, fioritura sparsa, tagli appena bruniti, pagine ben conservate, alcune con becca, pagina 457-458 con strappetto su margine concavo. Su foglio di guardia scritta ex libris "Il Padrone di questo Orazio è .... Domenico ed Angelo Tomo 2". Su frontespizio delicata cornice tipografica in nero. Eleganti testatine e finalini in nero. Edizione sul modello di quella di Parigi del 1691. Solo Tomo Secondo. USATO

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        Taschenbuch für Cactusliebhaber. Auf neue Erfahrungen gestützte Kultur und Uebersicht der im teutschen Handel vorkommenden Cactuspflanzen.Leipzig, Ludwig Schreck, (colophon: printed by Friedrich Andrä), 1841. Small 4to or imperial 16mo (17.5 x 13 cm). With colour-printed frontispiece. Plain beige boards.

      BMC NH, p. 1324; Dochnahl, p. 106; KVK (5 copies); WorldCat (4 copies); not in Nissen, BBI; Stafleu & Cowan. Rare first edition of an unusual little cactus book, the first half devoted to taxonomy and the second to cultivation. The paper of the frontispiece has a bright blue surface coating with an extremely hairy cactus (Pilocereus senilis) overprinted in white, brown and green (the hair and the name at the foot in white), giving the impression of a painting. Parts seem indeed to have been hand painted. Although the book stands alone complete, with no evidence that a continuation was intended, it later appeared as two volumes, 1841-1844, the first apparently a re-issue of the original single volume. The reference works record copies both alone and with volume 2. The present volume was reprinted alone in 1995. Good copy. Slightly browned. An uncommon little cactus book with a remarkable colour-printed frontispiece illustration.

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        Eigenh. Brief mit U.

      Frankfurt, 28. V. 1841. - 2 SS. 4to. Mit eh. Adresse (Faltbrief). An den Buchhändler A. Krabbe: "Schon seit längerer Zeit ist es mein Wunsch, mit Ihrer zwar noch jungen, aber recht zu einer großen Blüthe gekommenen Firma in Verbindung zu treten. Zunächst biet ich Ihnen meine neueste, sich noch theilweise unter der Feder befindende Schrift: 'Manuscript aus Oesterreich' zum Verlage an. In den Angelegenheiten dieses Werkes hab' ich das ganze vorige Frühjahr in Wien u. Prag zugebracht u. ich kann wohl sagen, dass mir durch Vergünstigung sehr glücklicher Beziehungen die gewichtigsten Mittheilungen geworden sind, welche die Verhältnisse u. großen Persönlichkeiten in Oesterreich in einem neuen überraschenden Lichte zeigen [ ]".

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        Twelve views in the interior of Guiana: from drawings executed by Mr. Charles Bentley, after sketches during the expedition carried on in the years 1835 to 1839

      First edition. A monumental work on Guiana and the North of Brazil, illustrated with 12 large coloured lithographed plates by George Barnard, Coke Smith and P. Gauci after Bentley and a lithographed title by M. Gauci after Bentley -who took them from James Morrison, the expedition draughtsman. "This album is quite rare" (Borba de Moraes). Shomburgk (1804 - 1865), British explorer and protégé of Alexander von Humboldt, on his return, was awarded the RGS Gold Medal for his scientific work, mainly the sending of the Victoria Regia waterlily -today known as Victoria Amazonica- to England. He also suggested a border between Venezuela and Guiana and laid down a division, later named after him "Schomburgk line"; eventually the British government used his explorations "as arguments in the boundary dispute with Brazil", which he recommended by his encounters with Brazilian enslavement of local Indian tribes. The plates are, amongst others: a map Guyana, additional title featuring the giant Victoria Regia waterlily, the Comuti or Taquiare Rock, River Essequibo, Ataraipu or the Devils Rock, Pirara and Lake Amucu, Roraima, Esmeralda on the Orinoco, Brazilian Fort of St Gabriel, Christmas Cataract, Watu Ticaba, Junction of the Kundanama with the Paramu, and Caribi Village. The Esmeralda and Ataraipu plates are arguably some of the most beautiful iconographic renderings of the region. Abbey, Travel, 720. Borba de Moraes, 782. Sabin, 77796.

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

      Stabilimento Tipografico Fontana, 1841. In 8° ( 20 X 13), due volumi di pag. XVI- 296 e 392. Legatura coeva in mezza pelle con ornamenti e titolo in oro al dorso. Quattro xilografie in nero, tre delle quali inserite prima e dopo il frontespizio del primo volume. Le pagine 339-389 del secondo volume contengono osservazioni etnografiche di Paolo Emilio Botta, effettuate durante lo stesso viaggio. Traduzione dall'originale francese di Carlo Botta. Lievi fioriture di umidità al secondo volume. Ottimo stato.

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        Incidents of Travel in Central America, Chiapas, and Yucatan

      New York: Harper and Brothers, 1841. First Edition. Hardcover. Very good. Two volumes, 8vo, pp viii, (9)-424; vii, (7)-47, with numerous engraved illustrations (most with original tissue guards) and a folding map. Publisher's cloth boards with Mayan design in gilt. Some minor chipping to cloth at spine ends, top and bottom edges rubbed/worn, some spots of insect damage to front board on Volume I. Contents sound and clean, with minimal foxing; overall a very good, unrestored set of this classic and important work on Central America and Mayan archaeology. Stephens and his friend Frederick Catherwood traveled nearly 3000 miles, visiting 44 mayan ruins, many of which had never been explored before, and which are beautifully depicted by Catherwood's fine illustrations. Stephens also includes accounts of native customs, ceremonies, etc. Sabin 91297; Hill 1636; Smith S146.

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        Scènes de la ville et de la Campagne avec vignettes sur bois gravées par Gérard.

      Dumont, Editeur, Paris 1841 - 2 vol. en demi-basane, dos lisse orné de filets dorés. 324 pp et 8 ff de catalogue, 364 pp. 8 bois in texte en noir et blanc. Edition originale de cet ouvrage rare (cf Clouzot). Coiffes arasées, coins émoussés, quelques frottements. Rousseurs. [Attributes: First Edition]

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        Sixteen years in Chile and Peru, from 1822 to 1839

      Fisher co. London 1841 - First Edition 1841, really exceptional clean and tight copy, complete with engraved frontispiece and half title, plus all 8 plates and folding map. Recent very attractive brown half morocco over brown cloth. Small tidy bookplate to pastedown. Very attractive and sound copy of this scarce first edition. xii pp563 + 9 plates and maps [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        INCIDENTS OF TRAVEL IN CENTRAL AMERICA, CHIAPAS, AND YUCATAN [TWO VOLUMES SET]

      New-york: Harper & Brothers. Very Good. 1841. Hardcover. Light wear to boards and with light chipping to spine ends. Foxing to first and last few pages. Very light occasional foxing throughout both volumes. ; Brown boards with gilt decorative vignette to front boards. Gilt spine lettering and gilt spine decoration ; 8vo; 424, 474 pages .

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        Les Débardeurs.

      Paris: Baugher & Co. [1841] 66 numbered lithograph plates; some foxing. Orig. royal blue embossed paper boards, dark blue calf spine, elaborately dec. in gilt; rubbed at extremities with sm. chip to foot of spine.A complete collection of the series by the French caricaturist, second only to Daumier as the greatest social commentator and satirical artist of nineteenth century France. A draughtsman in his early career, and later a costume designer, Gavarni rose to prominence publishing his work in the Le Charivari, Le Figaro and L'Illustration. He also illustrated Balzac's novels, and Eugene Sue's Wandering Jew. Gavarni's 'débardeurs' - meaning literally, those who unload goods from ships - are characters wearing fancy dress, especially women wearing trousers, something that was, at the time, acceptible only during the carnival. 'He could, through the accuracy of faces, the careful rendering of clothes, the precision of poses and bearing, unmistakenly express the age, quality, occupation, habits, manners and ridiculous ways of the characters he depicted. He made them speak a language stunning with original exactness, feeling and novelty' (Henri Beraldi).

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        Silhouette of Port Phillip squatter John Edgell of Mount Piper Station

      [United Kingdom, 1841]. Silhouette of John Edgell. Watercolour and ink on paper, 265 x 165 mm, unsigned but dated in pencil lower left '24 April 1841'; [together with] Silhouette of Clara Edgell. Watercolour and ink on paper, 180 x 140 mm, unsigned; both portraits are mounted behind glass in later gilded plaster frames. The 26,000 acre Mount Piper pastoral run, located 90 kilometres due north of Melbourne, included the land on which the township of Broadford was to grow. The run was established in 1840 and was first held by Colonel Henry John White. It quickly passed to Gideon Stewart, and then in 1842 to a gentleman farmer from Trowbridge in Wiltshire, John Edgell, who became the third owner of the run shortly after his arrival in Port Phillip. Edgell died at his homestead at Sugarloaf Creek, Mount Piper Station, on 3 April 1848. The Mount Piper run was eventually cancelled in July 1874. A notice in the Sydney Morning Herald, 26 October 1848, reported that 'Mr. G. S. Brodie sold by auction the following cattle and station by order of the executors in the estate of the late John Edgell, Esq., of Mount Piper, Port Phillip: Lot 1, station with 2000 head of cattle, at 30s. 6d. per head, to Mr. James Brown; Lot 2, station with 1100 head cattle, at 27s. 6d. per head, to Mr. James Montgomery. Total amount of sale, £4562 10s.' The two finely executed silhouette portraits we offer here are of John Edgell and Clara Edgell - his daughter, we presume - and would have been commissioned by the family shortly before Edgell emigrated from Wiltshire to the new colony at Port Phillip.

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        JOURNALS OF TWO EXPEDITIONS OF DISCOVERY IN NORTH-WEST AND WESTERN AUSTRALIA during the years 1837, 38, and 39. Describing many newly discovered, important, and fertile districts,

      London, T. and W. Boone, 1841. with observations on the moral and physical condition of the aboriginal inhabitants, &c., &c. FIRST EDITION 1841, 2 volumes, complete set, 8vo, approximately 225 x 140 mm, 9 x 5½ inches, 22 engraved plates (6 are hand-coloured, 5 depicting Aboriginal cave drawings, the 6th as the frontispiece to Volume II shows a native warrior), two large folding maps in pocket inside upper cover of Volume II, numerous illustrations in the text, pages: (2 - adverts), xiv, 1-412, 16 - adverts; 4 - adverts, vii, (1), 1-482, bound in the original publisher's blindstamped cloth, rebacked with original backstrip laid on, gilt title and gilt vignettes of Australian fauna at tail, small amateur repairs to head of spines, new cloth just showing at tail of spine and on lower hinges, original pale yellow endpapers retained. Cloth bindings faded, one or two ink spots and water spots to covers, tiny bump to 1 top corner of Volume II, slight foxing to margins of some plates, small pale damp stain to lower margin of 1 plate, very occasional small light brown mark to margins, rear endpaper in volume 1, replaced with old one in matching colour, inner paper hinges cracked, 2 sections have inner margins neatly strenghened with bookbinder's cloth, nowhere near text, otherwise a very good set. Volume II has appendices on mammals, reptiles, amphibians by John Edward Gray; on birds by John Gould; and on insects by Adam White. " Grey's expeditions were the first to examine the previously ignored north-west interior of the continent, and he discovered much useful territory. The inland explorations of Grey and Lushington, complemented by the associated coastal explorations of Wickham and Stokes in the Beagle, were a major advance in the discovery of the Australian continent" See Jonathan Wantrup, Australian Rare Books, 1788-1900, page 383, No.131. Ferguson, Bibliography of Australia, 3228. MORE IMAGES ATTACHED TO THIS LISTING, ALL ZOOMABLE, FURTHER IMAGES ON REQUEST. POSTAGE AT COST.

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        Voyage autour du monde sur la frégate la Vénus, pendant les années 1836-1839 ... Atlas pittoresque

      Paris : Gide, 1841. Folio (535 x 335 mm), contemporary quarter-calf over blue cloth, spine lettered in gilt (light rubbing), marbled endpapers, half-title, title page, 68 lithographed plates (14 with original hand colour, some others with tint blocks, occasional light foxing but remarkably clean), large engraved folding map of the world (a little miscreased), 3 pp (tables des planches). A fine copy of the Atlas Pittoresque of this important grand voyage. Dupetit-Thouars' voyage in the Vénus was critical to the establishment of a French colonial presence in the Pacific, as well as for the promotion and protection of French commercial activities around the globe. 'Dupetit-Thouars's 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 apologising for mistreatment of French priests, to pay an indemnity, and to salute the French flag. He had also made a treaty with Kamehameha III of Hawaii. After visits to Sydney and Mauritius, the ship sailed home, arriving after a voyage of thirty months...' (Hill). The magnificently illustrated Atlas Pittoresque was issued separately from the four octavo text volumes and other atlas volumes dealing with botany, zoology and physical science. The majority of the fine plates are after the expedition's two artists, Messnard and Masselot. They include four views of Sydney, one of them a double-sheet panorama, and five views of Hawaii, one a double-sheet panorama of Honolulu, along with topographical views of Tahiti, Easter Island, the Galápagos Islands, New Zealand, Chile, Peru, Mexico and California. The work also features many ethnographic plates of the peoples of Central and South America and Polynesia. Sabin, 21354; Ferguson, 2970.

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        Grandfather's Chair: A History for Youth

      Boston: E.P. Peabody, 1841. First edition. viii, [i], [9]-140 pp. 12mo. Publisher's blue-gray cloth, printed black title label on front cover (gilt titling mostly worn away). Tear to cloth at head of spine, rear free endpaper removed. Peirce family biographical material tipped in at front. Bookplate of Agnes Neustadt. In a custom blue morocco pull-off box by Stikemen. First edition. viii, [i], [9]-140 pp. 12mo. Peirce Family Copies. [Boxed with:] HAWTHORNE, Nathaniel. Famous Old People: Being the Second Epoch of Grandfather's Chair. vii, [i], [9]-158 pp. Boston: E.P. Peabody, 1841. Publisher's light brown cloth, printed black title label on front cover (gilt titling mostly worn away). A few stains to covers, overopened at title-page, foxing rear endpapers removed. Bookplate of Agnes Neustadt. BAL 7591; Clark A7.1. Both volumes with contemporary gift inscriptions to James Mills Peirce (1834-1906), later a mathematician who, like his father Benjamin Peirce, taught at Harvard. The elder Peirce inscribed Grandfather's Chair to his son; while James later gave Famous Old People to his younger brother Charles: "Master Charles Peirce from his brother." This is of course Charles Peirce (1839-1914), the philosopher, logician, and founder of pragmatism. BAL 7590; Clark A6.1

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        Leçons sur les fonctions et les maladies du système nerveux, professées au Collège de France, par M. Magendie, recueillies et rédigées par C. James, interne des hôpitaux. Revues par le Professeur

      Lecaplain, Paris 1841 - ____ Seconde édition : une remise en vente de l'édition originale de 1832. Seules les couvertures et les pages de titre ont été réimprimées. Très rare. Quelques rousseurs. Les couvertures imprimées roses ont été conservées par le relieur. Manquait à Norman library. *-------* A reissue of the first edition of 1841, only the printed covers and the titles have been changed. "From 1832 to 1838 Magendie delivered his famous lectures on the physical phenomena of life at the Collège de France. These lectures were dominated by two main ideas: to extend as far as possible the purely physical explanation of vital phenomena and to base medical practice on the certain knowledge of normal and pathological physiology." DSB 9, 11. "Magendie's contributions were of remarkable significance to neurophysiology. (.) The elucidation of the Bell-Magendie law of the function of the spinal roots was declared by Neuberger to be the greatest physiological discovery since Harvey's demonstration of the circulation of the blood." MacHenry 186. 2 volumes in-8. [217 x 140 mm] Collation : (4), 346 pp. / (4), 364 pp. Demi-veau, couvertures imprimées conservées. (Reliure moderne.). [Attributes: First Edition]

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        Niagara Falls, by Lucas Weber. hand coloured aquatint,

      published by Ackermann & Co., London[1841].. 35.5x 44.5cm, (14"x 17 «in). Very good to fine. .

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        Gesamtansicht, "Gröff und die Ruinen des Wolfersklosters".

      - altgouachierte Aquatinta v. R. Bodmer n. C. Bodmer, 1841, 9,1 x 13,7 Links die Grabkapelle der Grafen v. Kesselstadt und auf der anderen Moselseite die Ruine des Wolfersklosters. - Sehr schönes Altkolorit.

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        Essai sur les glaciers et sur le terrain erratique du bassin du Rhône. (handsigniert / hand signed!)

      Lausanne: Ducloux, 1841. Originalausgabe X, 363 S., 1 Kte, 8 Taf. Hardcover Originalausgabe, kein Reprint. Grüner Halblederband des 19. Jh. mit goldgepr. Buchrücken. Inkl. Autorenwidmung (\"Monsieur Teigny en souvenir de l\'auteur, Paris le 14\'Septembre 1851, Jean de Charpentier\"), offenbar aus anderem Exemplar des gleichen Titels herausgeschnitten und in Vorsatz dieses Buches geklebt. Buch beinhaltet 1 Karte und 8 Tafeln (komplett). Ehem. Bibliotheksex. mit Stempel innen. Exlibris auf Vorsatz. Bindung fest. Titelei vergilbt, übrige Seiten nur leicht nachgedunkelt. Text sauber. Titel von Tafel 6 bei Bindung halb abgeschnitten. Altersgemäß guter Erhaltungszustand. -- Wissenschaftlich bedeutende Monographie des Geologen, Glazialforschers und Mineralogen Johann von Charpentier (1786-1855) über die Herkunft der von Gletschern über hunderte von Kilometern gewanderten Findlinge. -- Rare original edition, no reprint. Green half leather bound book cover. Incl. author\'s signature (\"Monsieur Teigny en souvenir de l\'auteur, Paris le 14\'Septembre 1851, Jean de Charpentier\"), apparently cut out from the title page of another copy of the same title and pasted into this book. 1 map and 8 plates (complete). Book cover rubbed, binding tight, title page foxed, other pages slightly darkened, otherwise well preserved. Text clean. Caption of pl. 6 half cut during the binding process. Considering its age in good condition. -- Rare tome written by the Geologist Jean de Charpentier (1786-1855) about the long movements of boulders from their original glacial origins. petrominera_alt 024 Versand D: 5,00 EUR

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        INCIDENTS OF TRAVEL IN CENTRAL AMERICA, CHIAPAS, AND YUCATAN

      Harper & Brothers, New York 1841 - 233 x 145 mm. (9 1/8 x 5 3/4"). Two volumes. FIRST EDITION. Publisher's brown gilt-stamped cloth, rebacked preserving original spines, corner tips restored. With folding map and 77 engravings after Frederick Catherwood, as called for, including two double-page and 65 full-page plates, with original tissue guards. Sabin 91297. Restored bindings unworn and with still-bright gilt, volume two with light dampstain to lower quarter of leaves, increasing to three-quarters on the last few quires, the same volume with minor (mostly marginal) browning or foxing to plates, otherwise an excellent copy internally, clean and bright. This work brought the ancient Mayan civilization to the attention of scholars and public alike, and spurred research into the archaeology of Mesoamerica. Ordered to travel for his health, John Lloyd Stephens (1805-52) moved beyond the traditional Grand Tour sites in Western Europe to explore the Mediterranean, Asia Minor, and the Middle East. His first two books, "Incidents of Travel in Egypt, Arabia Petraea and the Holy Land" (1837) and "Incidents of Travel in Greece, Turkey, Russia and Poland" (1838), documented these journeys and won him the sobriquet "the American Traveller." On his way home to the United States, Stephens met artist and fellow travel enthusiast Frederick Catherwood (1799-1854) in London, and the two men found they shared an interest in exploring Central America. They set out on this expedition in 1839, in the midst of political upheaval and civil war in the region. In the jungle of Honduras, they found the ruins of the Mayan city of Copán, which Stephens purchased from the landowner for $50. With only the help of a guide, a crude map, and a few men to help carry supplies, Stephens and Catherwood explored the jungles of Honduras, Guatemala, and the Yucatan, uncovering Mayan ruins that Catherwood sketched. ANB observes, "The size and quality of the ancient cities exceeded Stephens's expectations" and notes that this work "sold 20,000 copies in the first three months and continued through many editions." Britannica reports that Stephens' account and "Catherwood's superb drawings caused a storm of popular and scholarly interest and precipitated much study of earlier, mostly forgotten accounts of the lands of the Maya by Spanish conquerors and explorers." Modern archaeologist Jeremy A. Sabloff praised Stephens' work for "his careful descriptions of the archeological materials, his eye for detail, and the relative lack of speculation amid his observations." This work brought the ancient Mayan civilization to the attention of scholars and public alike, and spurred research into the archaeology of Mesoamerica. Ordered to travel for his health, John Lloyd Stephens (1805-52) moved beyond the traditional Grand Tour sites in Western Europe to explore the Mediterranean, Asia Minor, and the Middle East. His first two books, "Incidents of Travel in Egypt, Arabia Petraea and the Holy Land" (1837) and "Incidents of Travel in Greece, Turkey, Russia and Poland" (1838), documented these journeys and won him the sobriquet "the American Traveller." On his way home to the United States, Stephens met artist and fellow travel enthusiast Frederick Catherwood (1799-1854) in London, and the two men found they shared an interest in exploring Central America. They set out on this expedition in 1839, in the midst of political upheaval and civil war in the region. In the jungle of Honduras, they found the ruins of the Mayan city of Copán, which Stephens purchased from the landowner for $50. With only the help of a guide, a crude map, and a few men to help carry supplies, Stephens and Catherwood explored the jungles of Honduras, Guatemala, and the Yucatan, uncovering Mayan ruins that Catherwood sketched. ANB observes, "The size and quality of the ancient cities exceeded Stephens's expectations" and notes that this work "sold 20,000 copies in the first three months and continued through many editions." Britannica reports tha [Attributes: First Edition]

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        Commentaries on the Law of Partnership, First Edition, Boston, 1841

      1841 - Boston, 1841. 1st edition. "A Truly Luminous Exposition" Story, Joseph [1779-1845]. Commentaries on the Law of Partnership as a Branch of Commercial and Maritime Jurisprudence. With Occasional Illustrations from the Civil and Foreign Law. Boston: Charles C. Little & James Brown/London: A. Maxwell, 1841. xxi, 690 pp. Octavo (9" x 6"). Contemporary sheep, blind fillets to boards, raised bands and small lettering piece to spine. Light rubbing and some shallow scuffing to boards, moderate rubbing to extremities, somewhat heavier rubbing to spine, corners bumped. Moderate toning to text, light foxing in places, upper corners of some leaves have fold lines, a few have early underlining and other marks in pencil. An appealing copy. $950. * First edition of one of Story's great treatises. Like the others, it was a standard work in the United States and, to some extent, Great Britain. In his Law Studies Samuel Warren said the Commentaries on the Law of Partnership is "a truly luminous exposition of a subject noted for its intricacy, and the subtlety of the rules upon which the system depends" (451). It was a deeply influential work as well. Indeed, Pound mentions it his list of texts that were "a significant force in our legal development.": The Formative Era of American Law 140. Cohen, Bibliography of Early American Law 9321. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Taschenbuch für Cactusliebhaber. Auf neue Erfahrungen gestützte Kultur und Uebersicht der im teutschen Handel vorkommenden Cactuspflanzen.Leipzig, Ludwig Schreck, (colophon: printed by Friedrich Andrä), 1841. Small 4to or imperial 16mo (17.5 x 13 cm). With colour-printed frontispiece. Plain beige boards.

      BMC NH, p. 1324; Dochnahl, p. 106; KVK (5 copies); WorldCat (4 copies); not in Nissen, BBI; Stafleu & Cowan. Rare first edition of an unusual little cactus book, the first half devoted to taxonomy and the second to cultivation. The paper of the frontispiece has a bright blue surface coating with an extremely hairy cactus (Pilocereus senilis) overprinted in white, brown and green (the hair and the name at the foot in white), giving the impression of a painting. Parts seem indeed to have been hand painted. Although the book stands alone complete, with no evidence that a continuation was intended, it later appeared as two volumes, 1841-1844, the first apparently a re-issue of the original single volume. The reference works record copies both alone and with volume 2. The present volume was reprinted alone in 1995. Good copy. Slightly browned. An uncommon little cactus book with a remarkable colour-printed frontispiece illustration.

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        IL MEDITERRANEO CON LE SUE ISOLE E GOLFI [COLOR PLATES 1841]

      Napoli: Dalla Tipografia E Litografia Del Guttemberg. Very Good with no dust jacket. 1841. Hardcover. 442 pages; Signed by the author (Villarosa) on the half title verso for legal reasons. Contains 72 plates with coloring finished by hand. 442pp. 8vo. Contemp ¼ leather and marbled board (probably early, although most plates show stitchholes and in a few cases plate versos have remnants from original wraps). Corners of covers frayed, 3 pages (pp131, 163, 172) previously adhered to the ink used to color the plates, affecting legibility of a few words and affecting 2 of the images. Bookbinder trimmed plate facing p164 to its edge. Tear to outer margin facing pp281, 307, and 312. Some light foxing. Modern owners' notations on fep. 7" x 10.25" , weight 4 pounds. (OCoLC) 23520262. (2 p. L. , [7]-442 p. ) illus. , plates. ; Signed by Author; 0 .

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        The Chronicles of Crime; or, The New Newgate Calendar. Being a series of memoirs and anecdotes of notorious characters who have outraged the laws of Great Britain from the earliest period to the present time ... including a number of curious cases never before published

      London: Printed for Thomas Tegg, 1841. First edition. 52 engraved plates from drawings by "Phiz" (H.K. Browne). 2 vols. 8vo. Polished tan calf. Joints and spine ends worn, with chip to vol. II head of spine. Previous owner's inscripton to engraved title, else fine internally. First edition. 52 engraved plates from drawings by "Phiz" (H.K. Browne). 2 vols. 8vo.

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        (Vorzugsausgabe in Prachteinband). Über den Jurakalk von Kurowitz in Mähren und über den darin vorkommenden Aptychus imbricatus.

      Breslau, 1841.. Quart. Zeitgenössisches Ganzmaroquin mit reicher Rücken- und Deckelvergoldung sowie blindgeprägten Mittelfeldern. 64 S., mit 4 (davon 2 kolorierten und mit Gummi Arabicum gehöhten) lithographischen Tafeln. Kaum berieben oder bestossen, außergewöhnlich aufwendig gebundenes Exemplar in vorzüglicher Erhaltung. Sonderdruck aus: Acta Acad. Caes. Leop. Carol. Nat. Cur., Bd. 19, Suppl. 2, p. 273-334. ? Erste separate Ausgabe. ? Mineralogisch-geognostische Untersuchung über die Aptychenschichten aus Kalkgesteinen und Mergel in der mährischen Juraformation und dort gefundene Petrefakte fossiler Ammonitenschalen. ? Poggendorff I, 913; Engelmann, Bibl. hist.-nat. 591. ? Glocker (1793-1858) war Professor für Mineralogie in Breslau sowie Direktor der dortigen mineralogischen Sammlung und hat sich besonders um die geologische Kenntnis von Schlesien große Verdienste erworben. ?G. war ein sehr kenntnißreicher Gelehrter, als Lehrer der Mineralogie glänzte er durch Klarheit und Gründlichkeit in seinen Vorträgen und wurde gern gehört. Aus seiner großen Mineraliensammlung hatte er früher vieles werthvolle nach Stuttgart geschenkt, und wurde dafür durch Verleihung des würtembergischen Friedrichordens geehrt. Später trat er wegen Ablassung seiner Sammlung mit der naturforschenden Gesellschaft in Görlitz in Unterhandlungen, und als diese sich zerschlugen, mit der Universität Tübingen, der es glückte, gegen eine Leibrente von jährlich 500 Fl. diese werthvolle Sammlung zu erwerben. G. hatte nur mehr zwei Jahre hindurch des Genusses dieser Rente sich zu erfreuen.? (ADB). ? Die Tafeln mit 20 Abbildungen von Ammoniten.

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        Felsina pittrice. Vite de? pittori bolognesi. Con aggiunte, correzioni e note inedite del medesimo autore di Giampiero Zanotti e di altri scrittori viventi. Unito a: Osservazioni sopra il libro della Felsina pittrice per difesa di Raffaello da Urbino, dei Carracci e della loro scuola pubblicate e divise in sette lettere da D. Vincenzo Vittoria. Unito a: Dialogo di Gio. Pietro Cavazzoni Zanotti pittore bolognese in difesa di Guido Reni steso in una lettera al sig. dottore Girolamo Baruffaldi.

      Bologna, Tipografia Guidi all?Ancora, 1841, quattro parti rilegate in due volumi in-8vo belle legature coeve in mezza pelle marrone con titoli e fregi dorati ai dorsi, tagli marmorizzati, pp. 24-XVIII-411-(4) + X-412-CXXV-(4) con una tavola incisa in rame in antiporta (ritratto del Malvasia) e trentacinque tavole incise in rame nel primo tomo e altre sedici tavole incise in rame nel secondo. Il secondo volume include due ristampe: ?Osservazioni sopra il libro della Felsina pittrice per difesa di Raffaello da Urbino, dei Carracci e della loro scuola pubblicate e divise in sette lettere da D. Vincenzo Vittoria?. (Roma, Stamparia di G. Zenobj, 1703) e ?Dialogo di Gio. Pietro Cavazzoni Zanotti pittore bolognese in difesa di Guido Reni steso in una lettera al sig. dottore Girolamo Baruffaldi?. (Venezia, per antonio Bortoli, 1710) per complessive 66 pagine.

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        Arago annonce que M. Daguerre vient de trouver le moyen d'abréger considérablement le temps nécaissaire pour produire une image photographique et M. Arago annonce que M. Daguerre en faisant intervenir l'électricité dans les procédés de la photographie... (Vol. XII, No. 1, p.23 and No. 26, pp. 1228-1229) and several other comments on and additions to the invention of practical photography.

      Paris, Académie des Sciences, 1841. Thick 4to (20.5 x 26.1 cm). "Comptes Rendus de l'Académie des Sciences". Contemporary half vellum over marbled boards. Spine with red morocco labels with gilt title.l First edition of several important papers following the first public announcement of the basic process of photography by Louis Jacques Mandé Daguerre (1787-1851). The pronouncements on Daguerre's invention were made in 1839 by the French physicist and astronomer Dominique François Jean Arago (1786-1851) and mark the beginning of the triumphant process of photography. The first communication by Arago in this volume deals with the announcement by Daguerre that he had been able to produce good images with a shutter speed of just 1 to 2 seconds, whereas in 1839 the exposure time was counted in minutes. We offer the complete volume 12, which, as indicated in the index, contains no less than twenty papers on photography. Library stamp on the half title and title page, otherwise in very good condition.

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        Eröffnung des Sarges Napoleons auf der Insel St. Helena den 16ten October 1840.

       Druck u. Verlag d. Steindruckerei d. Hermann Engel in Wien o. J. [ca. 1841]. Orig.-Lithogr. 63 x 76 cm. Ränder z.T. braunfleckig, Faltstellen. Randläsuren unterlegt.Die Randillustrationen zeigen Feierlichkeiten des Einzuges und das Leichenbegräbnis in Paris durch den Arc de Triomphe etc. Zentralbild: 35, 5 x 54 cm. Versand D: 4,00 EUR Graphik, Geschichte

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        VINDICATION OF PRESIDENT TYLER. (READ AND CIRCULATE.).

      [1841], np: 1841 - Folio. 8pp, in three columns per page. A folded elephant folio sheet, uncut and untrimmed, Some toning, two small holes affect several letters on four leaves. Good+. This rare imprint defends President Tyler, abused as "His Accidency" when he became the first "accidental" President upon the death of Whig President Harrison. Whigs, who had thought Tyler was one of their own, deeply resented the newly installed President when he vetoed the recharter of the United States Bank, a measure which Henry Clay had sponsored. Senator Benton, among others, defended Tyler. "Mr. Benton overflowed with milk and honey for the President, and came nigh splitting with gall and indignation when the President was hissed by the Clay Bank ruffians." This pamphlet defends Tyler and denounces "the insolence of the National Bank party." Andrew Jackson's Letter, written from the Hermitage in September 1841, "my strength failing me," nevertheless "give[s] praise to Mr. Tyler for his veto of the Bank bill." OCLC 191307147 [1- AAS] [as of July 2015]. Not in American Imprints, Sabin, Haynes, Eberstadt, Cronin & Wise [Tyler]. Not on the online catalogues of the Library of Congress, Harvard, Yale, Columbia, U TX, U Chicago, U VA.

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