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        Théâtre complet. Nouvelle édition revue et corigée par l'auteur. [Première série. Deuxième série. Troisième série].

      - Paris, Charles Gosselin, 1841. 3 volumes in-12, demi-veau fauve de l'époque, dos lisses ornés d'un décor romantique rocaille en long, titres dorés, tranches jaspées, (2) f., 514 et (1) p. de table; (2) f., 509 et (1) p. de table; (2) f., 558, (1) p. de table. Bonne édition, donnée sous la supervision de Dumas lui-même, qui contient: I- Henri III et sa Cour. Stockholm, Fontainebleau et Rome. Napoléon Bonaparte. Antony. Charles VII chez ses grands vassaux. Le mari de la veuve. – II- Richard Darlington. Teresa. La tour de Nesle. Angèle: Catherine Howard. – III- Don Juan de Marana. Kean. Caligula. Paul Jones. L'alchimiste. Mademoiselle de Belle-Isle. (Munro, p. 361). Mors lég. frottés, coiffes usées, quelques rousseurs. Bon exemplaire, en reliure romantique de l'époque.

      [Bookseller: Librairie HATCHUEL]
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        Naturgeschichte der vogel in bildern. Treu theils nach der natur, theils nach den ausgezeichnetsten zoologischen bildersammlungen gezeichnet, fei und getreu colorirt zum anschauungs-unterricht fur die jugend in schulen und familien nach der anordnung des allgemein bekannten und beliebten lehrbuchs der naturgeschichte fur schulen. mit erklarendem texte in deutscher und franzosischer sprache.

      1841 - Esslingen, J.-F. Schreiber, s.d. (vers 1841); grand in4, 8pp + 7pp + 30pl., reliure demi-chagrin vert, 1er plat orné d'une gravure colorisée à pleine page. Incroyable ouvrage sur les oiseaux, édité en Allemagne, en langue allemande comme son titre l'indique, mais avec une traduction française. Du vautour, du faucon, de l'aigle, du hibou, du perroquet, du corbeau, de la corneille, sans oublier la fauvette, le pigeon, le ramier, la perdrix, le faisan? Magnifiquement illustré de 30 planches à double-page, colorisées en chromolithographies, représentant 195 espèces différentes, avec pour chaque espèce un texte explicatif en regard. Vraiment un ouvrage curieux et splendide. Rare. Quelques rousseurs ne nuisant en aucune façon à la qualité de l'exemplaire.

      [Bookseller: Librairie Moresi]
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        Kathedrale ('Cathédrale De Chartres. - Gustave Simoneau del. et lith. - Imprimé par Simonau, Lithographe-Editeur rue aux Choux, 68, à Bruxelles.').

      - Lithographie v. Gustave Simonau b. P. Simonau in Brüssel, dat. 1841 (1843), 70 x 51

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Norbert Haas]
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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. Engraved frontispiece in vol. 1, wood-engraved vignettes throughout. Contemporary ownership inscription to second free binder's blanks. Slight rubbing to extremities and boards, top edges dust toned; an excellent set. 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.

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        Fables of La Fontaine. Translated from the French by Elizur Wright, Jr.

      Boston: Published by Elizur Wright, Jr. and Tappan and Dennet. New York: Willaim A. Colma. London: Edward Moxon, 1841. First American edition of the Wright translation, and the first American edition with Grandville's illustrations. Illustrated by J.J. Granville. xlviii, 245; 339 pp. Stereotyped at the Boston Type and Stereotype Foundary. 2 vols. Royal 8vo. Original brown cloth with gilt stamped Urn on upper and lower covers. A Very fine copy with just a hint of foxing and rubbing. Granville, J.J. First American edition of the Wright translation, and the first American edition with Grandville's illustrations. Illustrated by J.J. Granville. xlviii, 245; 339 pp. Stereotyped at the Boston Type and Stereotype Foundary. 2 vols. Royal 8vo.

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        Un Mariage sous Louis XV. Comédie en cinq actes. Représenté pour la première fois sur le Théâtre-Français le 1er juin 1841.

      - Paris, Marchant, C. Tresse, 1841. In-8, demi-maroquin bleu nuit à long grain, dos à 5 faux-nerfs filetés or, orné de compartiments entièrement garnis d'un fer spécial sur résille dorés et répétés entre-nerfs, pièce de titre de maroquin rouge, daté en pied, couvertures conservées (rel. signée Stroobants), (4), 140 p. Edition originale, comportant le feuillet de dédicace à la ville de Florence, daté du 1er juin 1841. "Représentée en cinq actes lors de sa première au Théâtre Français le 1er juin 1841, cette comédie fut reprise vingt ans plus tard sur la même scène, le 21 mai 1861, dans une version différente et en quatre actes. [Cette] version d'origine, publiée chez Marchant et Ch. Tresse, en 1841, n'a jamais été rééditée et se trouve peu accessible. Cette agréable comédie d'intrigue qui brode sur le ressort dramatique du dépit amoureux cher à Molière avec des accents tirant parfois vers Marivaux est aussi une comédie de mœurs. Le personnage tragi-comique du Commandeur, dans lequel "Caton touche à Don Quichotte", fait bien ressortir la critique d'une société déliquescente où il est du dernier ridicule d'attacher du prix aux sentiments, à l'amour et à la fidélité conjugale, choses de peu de prix qu'il faut laisser aux bourgeois!" (François Rahier, Alexandre Dumas en ligne). (Munro, 50-51. Parran, p. 28. Reed, 136-137.Talvart & Place, 5:7, n° 43. Vicaire, III, 351-352). Seulement 7 exemplaires recensés dans le monde (WorldCat) dont un unique dans les bibliothèques françaises: celui de la BnF. Mors très légèrement frottés. Bel exemplaire, frais, entièrement non rogné, couverture conservée, très bien relié par Stroobants. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Librairie HATCHUEL]
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        A RESIDENCE OF ELEVEN YEARS IN NEW HOLLAND AND THE CAROLINE ISLANDS: BEING THE ADVENTURES OF JAMES F. O'CONNELL. EDITED FROM THE VERAL NARRATIVE

      B.B. Mussey, Boston 1841 - The narration of the fantastic adventures of James F. O'Connell. As an adolescent, O'Connell shipped out probably as a cabin boy for Australia and New Zealand, and then shipwrecked on the Caroline Islands. Stranded there for five years, he became heavily tattooed and became one with the natives. Rescued, through a circuitous route made it to New York where, due to the tattoos, he was thought of as an outcast. He then became part of P.T.Barnum’s circus to become the U.S.’s first tattooed showman. 265 pages with a five page Appendix presenting and imperfect glossary of the language of the Carolinas. Frontis and one interior illustration present. Bound in full dark brown leather with four raised bands with black leather title label pressed on. Newer endpapers. Margin staining on two initial sheets, occasional fox marks. A very good copy. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Robert Gavora, Fine & Rare Books, ABAA]
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        Itinéraire descriptif de l'Attique et du Péloponèse

      Athènes A. Nast R. Bund et chez l'auteur 1841. In-8 relié demi-basane marron, dos à nerfs et filets dorés, plats de cuir simulant une peau de lézard, gardes de papier marbré. XXVIII + 436 pages. 19 planches et cartes hors texte, certaines dépliantes. La page de titre mentionne "Description et itinéraire de la Morée". Les lithographies sont de l'auteur F. Aldenhoven. Il manque la page de titre, la table des matières présente en partie inférieure un léger manque sans gravité. Edition originale de toute rareté. Bel exemplaire.

      [Bookseller: Librairie Artgil]
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        Fables of La Fontaine. Translated from the French by Elizur Wright, Jr.

      Boston: Published by Elizur Wright, Jr. and Tappan and Dennet. New York: Willaim A. Colma. London: Edward Moxon, 1841. First American edition of the Wright translation, and the first American edition with Grandville's illustrations. Illustrated by J.J. Granville. xlviii, 245; 339 pp. Stereotyped at the Boston Type and Stereotype Foundary. 2 vols. Royal 8vo. Original brown cloth with gilt stamped Urn on upper and lower covers. A Very fine copy with just a hint of foxing and rubbing. Granville, J.J. First American edition of the Wright translation, and the first American edition with Grandville's illustrations. Illustrated by J.J. Granville. xlviii, 245; 339 pp. Stereotyped at the Boston Type and Stereotype Foundary. 2 vols. Royal 8vo.

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        Beschreibung des Voigtländer schen Apparates zur Darstellung photographischer Porträte, nach der Berechnung des Herrn Professor Dr. Petzval. In: Verhandlungen des niederösterreichischen Gewerb-Vereins. Fünftes Heft.

      Wien Carl Gerold 1841 - 8° (22,4 x 14,7 cm), OBr., 6 S. (insges. 79 S.) mit einer Falttafel (insges. fünf Falttafeln), Einband minimal schmutzig, sonst sehr guter Zustand. Extrem seltenes Heft des niederösterreichischen Gewerb-Vereins mit der bedeutenden Vorstellung der Voigtländer schen Metall-Kamera mit dem berühmten Porträt-Objektiv von Dr. Josef Petzval! Weitere Vorträge u.a.: Andreas von Ettingshausen über die Zugfernrohre und Feldstecher von Voigtländer und Sohn in Wien; Leopold Oescher über Schnecken-Gebläse; Adam Burg über die mit der Centrifugal-Trockenmaschine des Vereines vorgenommenen Versuche; Adam Burg über die, vom Herrn Hauptmann Freisauff von Neudegg, projektirte Vorrichtung zur Verhinderung des Funken-Auswerfens aus den Schornsteinen der Lokomotive; Theodor Hornbostel über Lambertis Glasfäden und daraus verfertigte Meubelstoffe; Andreas von Ettingshausen über Herrn Fink s astronomische Maschine; Paul Sprenger über einen neu construierten Personen-Wagen. Weiters detaillierte Beschreibungen: Theodor Hornbostel über Woitech s Verbesserungen an Jacquart-Maschinen; Beschreibung der von Guillini in Nyons erfundenen Vorrichtung zum Abhaspeln der Seide in gemessenen Strähnen; Friedrich Voigtländer Sohn: Beschreibung des Voigtländer schen Apparates zur Darstellung photographischer Porträte, nach der Berechnung des Herrn Professor Dr. Petzval. Sehr selten in der ungebundenen Version im Supplierumschlag! [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        Ela, the Outcast; or, The Gipsy of Rosemary Dell. A romance of thrilling interest. By the Author of "Angelina ...".

      Printed & published by E. Lloyd. 1841 Illus; without the front. plate, some sl. browning. Sl. later half red roan; sl. rubbing at tail of spine. A good copy.In 104 pts with wood-cut illus. Ono did not possess a copy of the early Lloyd edition of this classic blood which was advertised in parts by May 1840, and provided Prest's trademark pseudonym 'Author of Ela'. The early parts carry the gutter imprints of J.K. Edwards, 44 Holywell Street, Strand; printed by J. Graves, 30 Curtain Road, Shoreditch. The preface of this edition is dated March 15th, 1841 and in it Prest states that the weekly sale has been 30,000 copies and that this is the "eighteenth edition". The edition statement may refer to reprinting of individual parts. (It is clear that the preface in Ono 478, Lloyd's 1850 edition, was set up from this edition.) The Preface refers to the dramatization by Marianne Denvil performed for 'nearly one hundred successive nights!' at the Pavilion Theatre. Prest has another tale in the press, which is probably 'Gallant Tom'. This copy has the booklabel of Arthur E. Waite.

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        A Universal Illustrated Atlas, Exhibiting a Geographical, Statistical and Historical View of the World.

      Charles D. Strong., Boston. 1841 - About 1/2 of the leather spine is lacking though titles present and binding remains intact. iv, 218pp. Folio. Illustrated with 49 hand-colored maps, of which 48 are full-page and 1 double-page (United States). Included are 2 hemispheric maps, 29 state maps (including the then Republic of Texas), 4 full-page city maps of Boston, New York, Philadelphia and Baltimore and 1 full-page divided into 4smaller maps of Louisville/Jeffersonville, Washington, Cincinnati and New Orleans. The remainder of the maps includes West Indies, South America, Atlantic and Pacific Oceans, 2 maps of Europe, Africa and Asia. The maps are beautifully executed and very clear. There is offsetting on each text page facing the maps, and bleed through to the verso of each map plate, but the color and clarity of each map are remarkably good, though there is a bit of light foxing in places. The double page map of the United States does show offsetting to its opposite page. Tinted lithographic frontis and decorative title page. The maps are accompanied by considerable text and statistical information, history and geography. Scarce. Booksellers since 1984. Photos on request Very Good. Extremities rubbed and worn. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Panorama von Leipzig (Leipziger Ring). Lithographiertes Streifenpanorama in 9 (von 10) aneinander montierten Teilen.

      10x306cm. Engelmann S.635 (hier mit Jahreszahl 1841). Imposantes, über drei Meter langes Panorama des Leipziger Ringes. Von größter Seltenheit, weltweit nur in zwei Einrichtungen nachweisbar (Stadtgeschichtliches Museum Leipzig, UB Basel). Die Blätter vor allem im Himmel leicht stockfleckig, insgesamt gut erhalten.

      [Bookseller: Ostritzer Antiquariat]
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        OlneyÂ’s School Atlas

      Robinson Pratt & Co.,, New York: 1841 - Square 4to (11 ½ x 9 ¼), original pictorially engraved and printed saddle-sewn wrappers, 12 hand colored copper-engraved maps (5 double page), and one hand colored chart. Covers a bit darkened and stained, soiling, darkening and normal aging to contents, a few chips and tears at edges and folds, wear to spine and edges, previous owners signatures on endpaper; maps in good to very good condition. Most of the maps relate to the United States, but it does include a double page map of the world, and maps of Africa, Asia and Europe. Map of the United States shows large sections of the Northwest and Midwest areas as territories, and California and the Southwest are included with Mexico as the Â"Unexplored RegionÂ". That section of the U.S. map includes a chart illustrating distances from Washington to the largest town in each State. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Rapport sur l'épidémie vulgairement connue sous le nom de grippe, qui a régné à Montpellier en 1837

      Montpellier, Sevalle et Louis Castel et Paris, Jean-Baptiste Baillière, 1841, in-8, de (2) et 96 pages, exemplaire broché, couverture verte imprimée en noir, Unique édition de ce rapport présenté à M. le ministre des travaux publics, de l'agriculture et du commerce. Comme nous l'apprend, en introduction, l'auteur, cette publication est à but pédagogique : "Quoique, [le] chef de clinique, ait donné, dans le Journal de la Société de médecine-pratique de cette ville [Montpellier], une analyse aussi exacte que bien raison de ce travail, j'ai pensée que sa publication pourrait être utile à Messieurs les Etudiants en médecine. Ce Rapport leur rappellera des principes que je leur enseigne dans mes leçons cliniques, et dont je fais l'application au lit des malades." Bon exemplaire de cette rare étude portant, sur la première de couverture, un envoi autographe de l'auteur au docteur Bellemanière

      [Bookseller: Librairie Alain Brieux]
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        Commentaries on the Law of Partnership, First Edition, Boston, 1841

      1841. Boston, 1841. 1st edition. 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.

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        The Thousand and One Nights, commonly called in England, the Arabian Nights' Entertainments. A new Translation from the Arabic, with copious Notes.

      - London, Charles Knight, 1841. Three volumes in large 8vo. Modern black half-morocco over green cloth boards, spine with raised bands, ornamented and lettered in glit, boards with gilt-ruled fillets, all edges gilt, patterned endpapers; pp. xxxii, 618, [2]; xii, 643; xii, 763, wood-engraved title in pagination, copiously illustrated throughout with superb wood-engravings; first engraved title with small repair to lower portion of inner margin, only very light toning here and there; a very good set in a rather handsome recent binding. First edition of volume one, early reprints of the first two volumes (which had appeared originally in 1839 and 1840). The first English version of the vast corpus of Arabian fairy and folk tales to be translated directly from the Arabic, immensely influencial on British imagination of life, myth and culture of the Arabic World. Lane had lived for years in Egypt, was a superior Arabist and deeply immersed in Arabic culture. Being a trained illustrator himself, Lane supervised the work of William Harvey (1796-1866) a favoured pupil of Bewick, the inventor of wood-engraving. Lane believed that the corpus 'presented "most admirable pictures of the manners and customs of the Arabs, and particularly of those of the Egyptians" (Lane, Modern Egyptians, 1.vi n.). It reigned as the leading English translation of the Nights for decades, and its copious notes are stimulating micro-essays of enduring value' (ODNB). [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Saxonia. Museum für Sächische Vaterlandskunde.

      Dresden, Eduard Pietzsch und Comp., 1835-1841. - 5 Bde. 4°. VIII, 118 S.; VIII, 132 S.; IV, 130 S.; IV, 124 S.; VI, 124 S. Mit 362 lithographierten Tafeln. Marm. OPp. mit rotem Rsch. Einband tlw. stärker berieben, Ecken bestossen. Einige Lagen lose. Papierbedingt gebräunt u. fleckig. Einband von Bd.5, gelöst. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Los hijos de Bolivar en presencia de los dos gigantes del nuevo mundo, el Illamp

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

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        La Physiognomonie ou l'art de connaître les hommes d'après les traits de leur physionomie, leurs rapports avec les divers animaux, leurs penchants, etc

      Paris, Librairie française et étrangère, 1841, in-4, 1 vol de texte de [6]-XVI-286 pp. ; et 1 atlas de 120 pl, demi-basane aubergine de l'époque, dos lisse orné de fers romantiques dorés, Portrait de Lavater et 119 planches. Ces planches, gravées sur acier, offrent plus de 700 portraits, silhouettes ou têtes d'animaux qui ont permis à Lavater d'illustrer les théories dont on sait l'influence qu'elles ont eu sur des écrivains comme Balzac. Première édition de la traduction d'Henri Bacharach. La première édition française fut publiée en 1797. Le texte de Lavater est précédé d'une notice sur sa vie de François Fertiault. Pour Lavater, l'homme est triplement vivant d'une vie animale, d'une vie intellectuelle et d'une vie morale, ainsi il est en lui-même "le spectacle le plus digne d'être vu". Mais son observation ne peut être menée que sur son corps : "ce qui rend l'homme visible au dehors, c'est son indissoluble alliance avec le corps qu'il habite". Alors, sa "triple vie ne devient un objet d'étude et de recherches que par cette seule raison qu'elle se révèle dans le corps, et que les facultés humaines sont de nature à être vues, senties, matériellement constatées". Ces postulats scientifiques constituent une mise en application du sensualisme des Lumières, une réalisation médicale, quelque peu excessive, des théories philosophiques héritées de Locke. Nombreuses rousseurs.

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        The Poetical Works of John Keats

      William Smith, London 1841 - Probably first collected group of Keats' romantic poems published by William Smith, frp, some wear to original green lightly tooled covers with slight bump to upper corner, 240pps, slight chips to spine, label on rear pastedown bound by Remnant & Edmonds, London. This firm was founded four years before and soon became one of the three largest mass production binderies in London, and by 1850 were putting out 30,000 volumes per week. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        THE OLD CURIOSITY SHOP

      London: Chapman and Hall, 1841. First edition. Calf Tan Leather Binding. Very Good. CATTERMOLE, GEORGE; BROWN, HABLOT K.. FIRST SEPARATE EDITION of one of Dickens's most successful works, IN RARE PUBLISHER'S PRESENTATION BINDING BY HAYDAY: Hayday was the preferred binder used by Dickens and his publisher Chapman and Hall for special presentation copies of the period. Bearing both the stamp of the publisher (verso front free endpaper) as well as James Hayday (rear free endpaper). "The story of Little Nell's wanderings about England with her helpless old grandfather, fleeing from Quilp, a grotesquely hideous, anarchic, and sexually predatory dwarf, is the most Romantic and fairy tale-like of Dickens's novels, and it also contains, in the story of Dick Swiveller and the Brasses' little slavey, the Marchioness, some of the greatest humorous passages that Dickens ever wrote. By the end of the story's serialization in the Clock (6 February 1841) the circulation had reached a phenomenal 100,000 copies. Nell's slow decline and eventual (off-stage) beatified death plunged this vast readership into grief and mourning, Lord Jeffrey famously declaring that there had been 'nothing so good as Nell since Cordelia' (Forster, 174)" ( Oxford DNB ). ON HAYDAY BINDINGS: James Hayday was one of the most respected binders of the nineteenth century and some of the most famous Dickens presentation copies from the 1830s and 1840s are in Hayday bindings. (For example, the Oliver Twist inscribed to Ainsworth; the Barnaby Rudge inscribed to Talfourd; the Old Curiosity Shop inscribed to Macready; and the dedication copy of Martin Chuzzlewit. ) John Forster, in The Life of Charles Dickens, gives evidence of Hayday's stature for Dickens's works, noting, "a copy of [Pickwick] I received from [Dickens] on the 11th of December [1837] in the most luxurious of Hayday's bindings, with a note [by Dickens:] 'Chapman and Hall have just sent me... three 'extra-super' bound copies of Pickwick, as per specimen inclosed. The first I forward to you, the second I have presented to our good friend Ainsworth, and the third Kate has retained for herself. Accept your copy with one sincere and most comprehensive expression of my warmest friendship'" (Forster, 1911, vol.1, p.86). "Works bound by Hayday became famous and increased in monetary value.... A number of his bindings are in the National Art Library, Victoria and Albert Museum, London" (Oxford DNB). Early handwriting on flyleaf.  Inscription reads: "Miss Damant, from her cousin George Edgar, January 1844". Note: With all first issue points as noted in Smith 6A. The Old Curiosity Shop first appeared as part of Dickens's periodical Master Humphrey's Clock, April 4, 1840 - November 27, 1841, with a three-volume bound set issued of the periodical including Old Curiosity Shop and Barnaby Rudge. This is the first separate edition - without the "other matter" from Master Humphrey as Dickens mentions in the "Advertisement" (p.iii) of this edition, published on December 15, 1841. Complete with eighty-three black-and-white in-text engravings by George Cattermole and Hablot K. Brown. London: Chapman and Hall, 1841. Tall octavo, original publisher's presentation full tan calf, spine with green and red leather labels and blind-stamped decorations, marbled endpapers, all edges gilt. Text generally very clean with occasional spots of foxing, binding with some rubbing and early repair to top of upper joint. A beautiful copy with extremely large margins. A classic first edition in an important and scarce presentation binding.

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        Nouvelle bibliothèque des voyages anciens et modernes, contenant la relation complète ou analysée des voyages de Christophe Colomb, Fernand Cortez, Pizarre, Anson, Byron, Bougainville, Cook, La Peyrouse, Bruce etc

      Paris, P. Duménil, Firmin Didot frères, (1841-1844), in-8, 12 volumes, demi-basane prune de l'époque, dos lisses ornés de fers rocaille, plats de percaline gaufrée aux motifs floraux, Collection de voyages agrémentée de 100 belles planches hors-texte en noir et blanc, gravées sur acier. Contient 3 magnifiques cartes coloriées (Océanie, Afrique et Asie). Manque les cartes de l'Amérique septentrionale et de l'Amérique méridionale. Très bel exemplaire en reliure romantique. Reliure légèrement frottée par endroits, rousseurs éparses. Chadenat 5018, 6906.

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        The Thousand and One Nights, commonly called the Arabian Nights' Entertainments. Translated from the Arabic, with copious Notes ... Edited by his Nephew Edward Stanley Poole.

      

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        Multimillionaire John Jacob Astor ALS endorsing a foreign consul in 1841

      New York, NY, February 10, 1841. 7" x 10.5". "Cream inlaid paper dated from New York on February 10, 1841. This letter was addressed to Secretary of State Daniel Webster (1782-1852) by eight prominent New York City businessmen who endorsed "Mr. Alfred Seton" as a foreign consul candidate. The first signee John Jacob Astor appeared at the top of the list as "J.J. Astor" with his characteristic looping underline in black ink. The signees testify to Seton's candidature citing his previous consulship at Angostura, Bolivia during the Monroe Administration. Trimmed at left to fit in the Farwell book (see provenance below). In very fine condition, with light toning, 7" x 10.5".John Jacob Astor (1763-1848) was a German immigrant who made a fortune in the fur trade and real estate. At his death seven years after signing this letter, Astor was the wealthiest man in the United States, with an estimated gross valuation of 20 million dollars. Provenance: This item was recently discovered in an extra illustrated volume of "History of the City of New York" by Mary L. Booth, New York W. R. C. Clark, 1867. Originally two volumes, the monumental task of expanding the work to 21 volumes was done by none other than Emery E. Childs esquire of New York City. In volume 1 of this work exists a lovely india ink drawing of Mary L. Booth along with a notation: "presented by her to E E C" in pencil. Next to the title page we find an original letter of Booth to Childs dated April 4, 1872: "I am in receipt of your favor of the 4th inst., and am grateful to hear that you are taking the trouble to illustrate my History of the City of New York in the manner you describe. I shall be happy to see you, should you favor me with a call as I am usually in my office during business hours and should be pleased to facilitate your Enterprise by any means in my power".It is assumed that the book took several years to assemble at which point, assumedly through Childs, it made its way to Senator Charles B. Farwell of Chicago who took the seat of John A. Logan in 1887. Farwell had an extensive library that fortunately survived the great Chicago fire in 1871 having been housed in his Lakeside home. In the American Bibliopolist of November 1871 there is an article about the devastation to libraries caused by the tragedy. "Mr C. B. Farwell's library is also fortunately far out from the city, at his country house, and is safe". The same remark will also apply to the extensive collection of books and curiosities belonging to Mr. E. E. Childs." This establishes the Chicago connection between Childs and Farwell.That these letters were preserved for over 140 years and have never been on the market for that period is remarkable on many levels. It is the state of being wedged in these volumes that also account for what is mostly the pristine state of preservation. "

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        THE OLD CURIOSITY SHOP

      London: Chapman and Hall, 1841. FIRST SEPARATE EDITION of one of Dickens's most successful works, IN RARE PUBLISHER'S PRESENTATION BINDING BY HAYDAY: Hayday was the preferred binder used by Dickens and his publisher Chapman and Hall for special presentation copies of the period. Bearing both the stamp of the publisher (verso front free endpaper) as well as James Hayday (rear free endpaper). "The story of Little Nell's wanderings about England with her helpless old grandfather, fleeing from Quilp, a grotesquely hideous, anarchic, and sexually predatory dwarf, is the most Romantic and fairy tale-like of Dickens's novels, and it also contains, in the story of Dick Swiveller and the Brasses' little slavey, the Marchioness, some of the greatest humorous passages that Dickens ever wrote. By the end of the story's serialization in the Clock (6 February 1841) the circulation had reached a phenomenal 100,000 copies. Nell's slow decline and eventual (off-stage) beatified death plunged this vast readership into grief and mourning, Lord Jeffrey famously declaring that there had been 'nothing so good as Nell since Cordelia' (Forster, 174)" ( Oxford DNB ).ON HAYDAY BINDINGS: James Hayday was one of the most respected binders of the nineteenth century and some of the most famous Dickens presentation copies from the 1830s and 1840s are in Hayday bindings. (For example, the Oliver Twist inscribed to Ainsworth; the Barnaby Rudge inscribed to Talfourd; the Old Curiosity Shop inscribed to Macready; and the dedication copy of Martin Chuzzlewit. )John Forster, in The Life of Charles Dickens, gives evidence of Hayday's stature for Dickens's works, noting, "a copy of [Pickwick] I received from [Dickens] on the 11th of December [1837] in the most luxurious of Hayday's bindings, with a note [by Dickens:] 'Chapman and Hall have just sent me... three 'extra-super' bound copies of Pickwick, as per specimen inclosed. The first I forward to you, the second I have presented to our good friend Ainsworth, and the third Kate has retained for herself. Accept your copy with one sincere and most comprehensive expression of my warmest friendship'" (Forster, 1911, vol.1, p.86)."Works bound by Hayday became famous and increased in monetary value.... A number of his bindings are in the National Art Library, Victoria and Albert Museum, London" (Oxford DNB).Early handwriting on flyleaf.  Inscription reads: "Miss Damant, from her cousin George Edgar, January 1844".Note: With all first issue points as noted in Smith 6A. The Old Curiosity Shop first appeared as part of Dickens's periodical Master Humphrey's Clock, April 4, 1840 - November 27, 1841, with a three-volume bound set issued of the periodical including Old Curiosity Shop and Barnaby Rudge. This is the first separate edition - without the "other matter" from Master Humphrey as Dickens mentions in the "Advertisement" (p.iii) of this edition, published on December 15, 1841.Complete with eighty-three black-and-white in-text engravings by George Cattermole and Hablot K. Brown.London: Chapman and Hall, 1841. Tall octavo, original publisher's presentation full tan calf, spine with green and red leather labels and blind-stamped decorations, marbled endpapers, all edges gilt. Text generally very clean with occasional spots of foxing, binding with some rubbing and early repair to top of upper joint. A beautiful copy with extremely large margins.A classic first edition in an important and scarce presentation binding. Very Good.

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        Memoirs of Extraordinary Popular Delusions and the Madness of Crowds.

      London: Richard Bentley, 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

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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]

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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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