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        A Personal Narrative of a Journey to the Source of the River Oxus,: by the Route of the Indus, Kabul, and Badakshan. Performed under the sanction of the Supreme Government of India, in the Years 1836, 1837, and 1838.

      London John Murray 1841 - A very good copy recently rebound in contemporary style half calf, boards. Map linen-backed, slightly soiled at edges.

      [Bookseller: John Randall (Books of Asia), ABA, ILAB]
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        The Ladies' Flower-Garden of Ornamental Bulbous Plants

      London: William Smith,, 1841. Quarto (264 x 201 mm). Publishers deluxe binding(?) of dark brown skiver, decorative gilt spine, three-line gilt border on sides enclosing elaborate gilt panel, all edges gilt, yellow coated endpapers. 58 fine hand-coloured lithograph plates (with tissue guards) by Day & Haghe after the Misses Loudon. Head of spine chipped, binding a little rubbed and scraped. A very good, clean copy. First and best edition. "Mrs. Loudon's attractive flower books, first published in the forties, were reissued ten or fifteen years later with plates that had become coarsened and joyless" (Wilfrid Blunt, The Art of Botanical Illustration, 1950, p. 236). Jane Loudon née Webb, (1807-1858), "was to Victorian gardening what Mrs Beeton was to cookery. Her beautifully illustrated books on gardening and plant identification sold in their thousands and women all over the country were enthused by them to take up gardening as a hobby" (V&A online). She met her husband, the landscape gardener and horticultural writer John Claudius Loudon, when her extraordinary early novel The Mummy! A Tale of the Twenty-Second Century (1827) - a pioneering science fiction work which set futuristic technology, including a steam plough, among the trappings of Egyptomania - was reviewed favourably by Loudon in The Gardener's Magazine. The Scot decided to "seek out the acquaintance of the writer, whom he believed to be male" (ODNB) - and they were married seven months later.

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        A DESCRIPTIVE ACCOUNT OF ASAM, with a sketch of the local geography and a concise history of the tea-plant of Asam, to which is added a short account of the neighbouring tribes, exhibiting their history, manners, and customs.

      Calcutta, Ostell and Lepage; British Library, London, Thomas Ostell & Co., 1841.. FIRST EDITION 1841, 2 VOLUMES, VOLUME OF TEXT WITH MAPS LOOSE IN BOX SPECIALLY MADE TO MATCH. Printed on verso title page and bottom of last page is "CALCUTTA : BISHOP'S COLLEGE PRESS". 8vo, approximately 210 x 130 mm, 8½ x 4¼ inches, 4 folding coloured maps as called for plus 1 folding text page on the hill tribes, pages: xv, 1-421, rebound in full black morocco, gilt lettering and decoration to spines, double gilt rules to edges of covers, top edges stained blue, new cream endpapers, housed in plain blue cloth slipcase. Title page and following page have pale age-browning and are slightly dusty, title page has small repair to outer margin, not affecting text, tips of lower corners of pages 207-337 have pale stain, pages 279-305 have pale staining to margins and some shallow creasing, occasional turning crease. THE MAPS have repairs to blank side, 1 has numerous repairs, images not affected, margins of maps trimmed in places, not affecting image, otherwise very good condition. MORE IMAGES ATTACHED TO THIS LISTING, ALL ZOOMABLE, FURTHER IMAGES ON REQUEST. POSTAGE AT COST.

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        The Ladies' Flower-Garden of Ornamental Bulbous Plants.

      London: William Smith, 1841 - Quarto (264 x 201 mm). Publishers deluxe binding(?) of dark brown skiver, decorative gilt spine, three-line gilt border on sides enclosing elaborate gilt panel, all edges gilt, yellow coated endpapers. Head of spine chipped, binding a little rubbed and scraped. A very good, clean copy. 58 fine hand-coloured lithograph plates (with tissue guards) by Day & Haghe after the Misses Loudon. First and best edition. "Mrs. Loudon's attractive flower books, first published in the forties, were reissued ten or fifteen years later with plates that had become coarsened and joyless" (Wilfrid Blunt, The Art of Botanical Illustration, 1950, p. 236). Jane Loudon née Webb, (1807-1858), "was to Victorian gardening what Mrs Beeton was to cookery. Her beautifully illustrated books on gardening and plant identification sold in their thousands and women all over the country were enthused by them to take up gardening as a hobby" (V&A online). She met her husband, the landscape gardener and horticultural writer John Claudius Loudon, when her extraordinary early novel The Mummy! A Tale of the Twenty-Second Century (1827) - a pioneering science fiction work which set futuristic technology, including a steam plough, among the trappings of Egyptomania - was reviewed favourably by Loudon in The Gardener's Magazine. The Scot decided to "seek out the acquaintance of the writer, whom he believed to be male" (ODNB) - and they were married seven months later. Nissen 1235; Plesch p. 317 ("aux illustrations élégantes bien composées, certaines dénotant un talent peu commun"); Prtizel 5633; see also Sarah Dewis, The Loudons and the Gardening Press: A Victorian Cultural Industry (2016). [Attributes: First Edition]

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington. ABA member]
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        Untersuchungen über die Gletscher. Text- u. Tafelband. Nach der Natur gezeichnet und lithographirt von Jph. Bettannier. In 2 Bdn.

      Solothurn, Jent & Gaßmann, / Lithographie von H. Nicolet, Neuchâtel in der Schweiz, 1840 - 1841 (Text), - in-8° (21:14 cm) und gr.-folio (47,5:32 cm). XII + 326 S. + 1 Bl. (Errata). Atlanten mit 18 lith. Tafeln mit Tonplatte, davon 14 mit lith. transparentem Deckblatt mit Legende, zus. 32 Tafeln , Hldr. d. Zt. (Text), Rücken berieben u. wie die Ecken restauriert. Rotschnitt. / Mod. Hldr. (Atlas) mit eingebundenem lith. OU. Erste deutsche Ausgabe, gleichzeitig mit der französischen konzipiert und wenige Monate nach dieser erschienen. Die Redaktion des deutschen Textes stammt unter Agassiz' Auspizien von C. Vogt. Grundlegendes Werk der Glazialgeologie und Eiszeitlehre, damit trotz Agassiz' späterer Gegnerschaft auch Wegbereiter für die Theorien Darwins. Mit schönen und instruktiven Tafeln von Gletschern, Moränenformationen, Gletscherschliff etc. - Textband breitrandig, Vorsätze gebräunt. Stempel auf Vorsatz, Vortitel u. Titel. Tafeln vereinzelt etwas stock- u. fingerfleckig, verso vereinzelt etwas angeschmutzt. Buchblock des Atlas in der Mitte gespalten, Umschlag etwas angestaubt u. mit Stempel der Stadtbibliothek Stettin.Un ouvrage fondamental sur la théorie des glaciers (Perret).Text and Atlas in two volumes. First German edition, conceived simultaneously but published a few months later than the French version of 1840. Atlas with 18 fine tinted lithographs in large folio, 14 of which have additional outline key plates on thin paper (thus together 32 plates). "The founder of glacial geology" (Horblit). - Text with wide margins, browning to endpapers, stamp to fly-leaf, half-title and title. Some foxing and thumbing to plates, some soiling to verso of a few plates. Bound in contemporary half-calf (text), rubbing to spine, spine and corners restored. Recent half-calf (atlas), original printed front wrapper (some spotting, stamp) bound in. PLATES:1) Panorama der Gletscher des Monte Rosa Oestlicher Theil der Kette + Deckblatt.2) IDEM. Westlicher Theil der Kette. + Deckblatt.3) Zermatt-Gletscher Oberer Theil, unterhalb des Riffels. + Deckblatt4) IDEM. Mittlerer Theil + Deckblatt5) IDEM. Letzte Umbiegung des unteren Theiles, von der Seite gesehen. + Deckblatt6) IDEM. Unteres Ende + Deckblatt.7) IDEM. Seitenansicht des unteren Endes. + Deckblatt.8) Polirte Kuppen am Rande des Zermatt-Gletschers. + Deckblatt.9) Viescher Gletscher End-Moräne (Gandecke). + Deckblatt.10) IDEM (Ansicht) + Deckblatt.11) Finelen Gletscher + Deckblatt.12) Aletsch-Gletscher und See + Deckblatt.13) 2 Abb.: 1. Schichtung des S. Theodul-Gletschers. / 2. Verjährter Zerklüfteter Schnee, mit Flecken frischen Schnees. + Deckblatt.14) Unter-Aar Gletscher. Oberer Theil mit der Hütte des Hn. Hugi. + Deckblatt,15) Abgerundete, polirte und gestreifte Kuppen, Oberhald der Handeck. -16) Helle Platte bey der Handeck. -17) Polirte Felsen bewy Landeron. -18) (5) Fragmente polirter Felsen. 1. 2. von Zermatt. 3. 4. von Rosenlaui und 5. von Landeron (Natürliche Grösse).Please notify before visiting to see a book. Prices are excl. VAT/TVA (only Switzerland) & postage. PMM 309; en français dans le texte 258; Dibner 98; Horblit 1; Sparrow 2; Norman 17; Roller-G. I, 14 (meist mit franz. Text); Lonchamp 14b; Perret 0019 (avec erreur sur le nombre de planches et transparents). [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Harteveld Rare Books Ltd.]
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        TEXAS: THE RISE, PROGRESS, AND PROSPECTS OF THE REPUBLIC OF TEXAS.

      London: R. Hastings., 1841. - Two volumes. lii,378; vi,548pp., complete with all four maps: 1) "Map of Texas Compiled from Surveys Recorded in the Land Office of Texas and Other Official Surveys by John Arrowsmith." 23 1/4 x 19 1/2 inches. With both insets, showing the Republic of Texas and Mexico, and the inset of Galveston Bay. Backed on linen, contemporary hand coloring to political borders in red, yellow, green, and blue; three colonies outlined in early ink on the bottom of the map. Small tear closed and repaired in upper right portion, else very good. 2) "Map of the Republic of Texas and the Adjacent Territories Indicating the Grants of Land Granted Under the Empresario System of Mexico." 12 1/4 x 15 inches. Backed on linen. (3 & 4) Full-page maps opposite pp.38 (Map of Matagorda Bay) and 50 (Aransas Bay). Antique-style three-quarter calf and marbled boards, spines gilt, edges sprinkled red. Folding maps backed with linen, repairing a few small separations and closed tears. Light tanning, an occasional fox mark. Very good plus. In a cloth slipcase. Perhaps the single best work published on Texas during the Republic period, Kennedy's book covers both the geography and natural features of Texas, and its history during the revolution and early Republic. Kennedy, an Irish poet, later went to Galveston as the British consul there and encouraged European emigration. Many of the basic documents of the revolution saw their first European publication here. "This book.was pronounced to be the best history of Texas extant. The Texan Congress passed a resolution of thanks to the author.The physical description of Texas.[is] the best published up to that time.No historian of Texas has more eloquent paragraphs" - Raines. The map is one of the most important of the Republic period, engraved by John Arrowsmith in London. "The large map by John Arrowsmith ranks with those of Tanner and Emory as the best maps of Texas during the period of the republic" - Jenkins. "Arrowsmith's map was probably the first to show the full extent of Texas's claim of the upper Rio Grande.the popularity and general acceptance of the map has been documented by the fact that many map makers copied liberally from Arrowsmith's map, including some of its errors. The map certainly was the best information on Texas geography available in Europe during a decade in which the political fate of the new Republic was of international concern" - Martin & Martin. A seminal work on Texas in the Republic period. GRAFF 2308. CLARK III:189. HOWES K92. RADER 2159. RAINES, pp.132-33. SABIN 37440. STREETER TEXAS 1385. BASIC TEXAS BOOKS 117. WEBB, TEXANA 8. LC EXHIBITION 115. MARTIN & MARTIN 32. WHEAT TRANSMISSISSIPPI 451. REESE, BEST OF THE WEST 79.

      [Bookseller: William Reese Company - Americana]
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        Vie et Voyage de René Caillié, de Mauzé, à Temboctou. Suivis de l'Inauguration du Monument élevé à la mémoire du Célèbre Voyageur, et des discours prononcés à cette occasion. Vie de Sauquet-Javelot. Siège de Niort, en 1569, par les catholiques.

      1 vol. in-12 reliure postérieure demi-veau blond, dos à 5 nerfs dorés, Robin et Cie, Libraires et Lithographes, Niort, s.d. [ 1841 ], 259 pp. (le premier titre s'étend sur les 205 premières pages) Très rare exemplaire de cette biographie "abrégée" (comme l'indique l'en-tête précédant le premier chapitre) de René Caillé, suivie du rapport de la commission spéciale et des discours prononcés à l'occasion de l'inauguration du monument élevé à sa mémoire dans sa ville natale de Mauzé. Etat très satisfaisant (annotations d'époque en faux-titre, deux petites restaurations marginales) pour l'édition originale de cette impression niortaise d'une grande rareté. Français

      [Bookseller: Librairie Du Cardinal]
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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

      (184 - 12 volumes 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. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Librairie Alain Brieux]
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        Die Quellen der Westphälischen Historie oder Historische Nachricht von mehr als hundert ungedruckten zur westphälischen Historie nöthigen Geschichtsbüchern und ihren Verfassern. angebunden: Ders. Kurze Beschreibung der... Gotteshäuser Cappenberg und Scheda wie auch Averndorp und d. Klosters Weddinghausen...Ebda. 1741.

      Dortmund Bädeker, 1841. 2 Bände in einem Band 12 nn Bll., 144 S. 4nn. Bll. (Register) / angeb. 4 nn Bll. 154 S. 2 nn Bll. Kl.-8°schlichter Pappband der Zeit. I. ADB 35, 699. Bömer-Degering D 48. Wülfrath 420 - Wichtiges Verzeichnis gedruckter und ungedruckter Quellen. - II. DBA 1217. Erste Ausgabe, selten. Gutes und sauberes Exemplar. Versand D: 2,00 EUR

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Michael Solder]
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        Duchi di Savoja. Parte V

      Torino, Luciano Basadonna Editore, 1841, cartella originale azzurra, in-folio (Fascicolo 82) un doppio foglio di testo (VI) e dieci tavole incise in cinque fogli doppi (uno con oianta e monumento equestre di Emanuele Filiberto in Piazza S. Carlo a Torino - Bella veduta de l'Abbazia di S. Michele della Chiusa (La Sacra) - Monumento a Tommaso II ad Aosta - Monumento e bassorilievo di Luigi di S. ad Altacomba - Prospetto, monumento e statua equestra di Emanuele Filiberto.

      [Bookseller: Libreria Piani già' Naturalistica snc]
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        Kalender für katholische Christen (72 Jahrgänge - gebunden in 12 Bänden) - auf das Jahr 1841 bis 1912 (Jg. 1 - 72)

      Seidel; 1841 - 1912. gebundene Ausgabe Die hier angebotenen Bände stammen aus einer aufgelösten Klosterbibliothek und tragen die entsprechenden Kennzeichnungen (Rückenschild, Instituts-Stempel...). Schnitt und Einband sind staubschmutzig; Papier altersbedingt nachgedunkelt/ stellenweise leicht stockfleckig; der Zustand ist ansonsten dem Alter entsprechend gut; KOMPLETTPREIS für 12 Bände; bei Versand ins Ausland erfragen Sie bitte zuerst die Versandkosten; ALTSCHRIFT! Versandkostenfreie Lieferung mfb

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        A fine and handsomely illustrated cartographic manuscript ("Kaiji zu" or "Kairo zu" [trans.: "Nautical Charts"]) on rice paper, prepared by Tsugihei (or Wahei or Jirobei) Miyachi. 2 pp. of preliminary text, 27 finely colored double-page maps (strip maps bound up in consecutive order), 11 pp. of text. Large 8vo (312 x 225 mm.), self-wrappers (first four leaves with paper repair in lower outer corner, with some minor loss of text & image), old stitching

      - "Hishu" [today Saga Prefecture]: 1841-45. A very rare Japanese manuscript sea chart of the sea routes from Saga Prefecture, a major trading area in the west, to Osaka through the Inland Sea, which is more than 400 km. long and includes in excess of 3000 islands. The Inland Sea, one of the main trade routes for the Japanese in the Edo period, has numerous areas of turbulence and navigating through the numerous islands and rocky outcroppings presented enormous problems in the era before modern navigation systems. In the early 1840s, the central government in Edo ordered each fiefdom to prepare maps of coastal routes to facilitate trade and shipping. Our manuscript was prepared by Tsugihei Miyachi, a high level sea pilot ("mite kako") in the Saga Prefecture shipping office as an employee of the Nabeshima Clan. The map, were it to be unbound, is about 11,340 mm. long (about 37 feet), depicting Saga in the west to Osaka in the east. It is finely drawn in black ink, heightened with wash in green, purple, blue, grey, and red. Five of the openings have folding extension sections pasted onto the lower margins of the leaves. Blue lines depict safe sailing routes for smaller ships. The map depicts in very great detail areas of turbulence (there are famous whirlpools in the Inland Sea), numerous islands, rock formations and landscapes for orientation, anchorages, harbors, and fishing areas. Each section of the map has been annotated by the compiler with notes on distances, characteristics of rivers, landmarks for navigation, tidal activities, the route to Nagasaki, etc. The first map opening depicts Saga and the final opening Osaka. The sea chart is prepared with considerable local knowledge of castles and temples. A series of notable castles (each is labeled with name of the lord, assets, etc.) are depicted along the shores and Miyachi describes harbors for anchoring and to get fresh water. The routes are drawn from a "bird's-eye view" perspective, with lovely vistas of mountains and islands and villages and towns. The two leaves of manuscript text at the beginning, in the style of a dedicatory letter to the fiefdom lord, describes the compiler's efforts over a five-year period to prepare the map. He writes that it is based on his own personal experiences as a sea pilot. He states that purple denotes routes he has taken, red denotes shallows, blue lines denote the routes for large ships, grey for land, and green for mountains and forests. The eleven pages of text at the end provide details on prevailing weather patterns and how to prepare for inclement weather, how to navigate by landmarks and the stars, wind and tidal patterns, and the history of the preparation of this map ("it took me five years of daily observation to prepare this work"). He provides a list of his voyages to different cities on this route. On the final page, the author states that three copies were made: the first for the fiefdom lord, the second for a cabinet member, and the third for Miyachi's divisional chief. A modern scholar has laid-in a note describing this sea chart as one of those three. Japanese sea charts are rare survivals and we know of no other similar example outside of Japan. ? The sea pilot Miyachi's log books are preserved in the Nabeshima clan's archives (see the Saga kenritsu toshokan database).

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        Essai sur les glaciers et sur le terrain erratique du bassin du Rhone.

      First edition. 8vo. pp. [iv], x, 362; folding partly hand-coloured engraved map, 8 lithographed plates, diagrams in the text; occasional light staining to upper margins, else very good in contemporary quarter calf, gilt, original upper wrapper retained, small split at foot of lower joint. An association copy, inscribed on the front wrapper "à Monsieur Werdmüller de la part de M. de Charpentier par l'entremise de M. Morlot", and with a few pencilled marginalia.

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        Indice chronologico das navegaçoes, viagens descobrimentos, e conquistas dos portuguezes nos paizes ultramarinos desde o principio do seculo XV [Ensemble] Memoria sobre as viagens dos portuguezes a india por terra e ao interior de Africa desde os principios do seculo 15

      Anonymous manuscript no doubt contemporary publishing in 1841, taking the rare work of Francisco de S. Luis on the Portuguese navigators, printed in Lisbon. The manuscript contains no indication editorial. It may be that the book is the Portuguese translation of a Spanish book. The book is in some Spanish libraries (University of Cordoba, or Portuguese, or American). Unknown to the French catalogs and BN of France. A copy in the British Library (the disclosure provides a volume in 8 of 21 cm 283pp.) Half morocco brown vintage. Spine ribbed Jansenist. Friction. Handwritten in black pen, very clean and neat, with a fine writing nineteenth and legible, and laid on glossy paper. Francisco S. Luis (1766-1845) was Cardinal Patriarch of Lisbon, and wrote, according to ancient works, which is a list endnotes, this chronology of the Portuguese voyages and discoveries from the fifteenth The printed until 1810 in Lisbon edition also gives the following brief on travel Portuguese in India and Africa. A handwritten note on the front flyleaf: "From the library of G. Hannoteaux, author unknown". --- Please note that the translation in english is done automatically, we apologize if the formulas are inaccurate. Contact us for any information! S.n. [Impresa nacional] s.l. [Lisboa] 1841 in-8 (14x21cm) 201p. non paginées. relié

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        Two Years Before the Mast Or, a Voice from the Forecastle: Being A Sailor's Life at Sea.

      London Published by J. Cunningham 1841 - Two Years Before the Mast DANA, Richard Henry, Jr. Two Years Before the Mast. Or, a Voice from the Forecastle: Being A Sailor's Life at Sea. Bound together with The Kinsmen: Or the Black Riders of Congaree. A Tale. London: Published by J. Cunningham, 1841. Scarce British edition with preface dated July 1840. Octavo. [1-6], 7-156 pp. [1-3], 4-176 pp. Half brown calf over marbled boards. Boards and spine scuffed, spine split yet boards are nice and tight. A very good copy of a scarce English edition published the same year as the first English edition. HBS 66370. $500 [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        General-Statistik der europäischen Staaten : nebst einer theoretischen Einleitung. Erster und zweiter Band in einem Band. Zweite neue bearbeitete Auflage, vermehrt mit einer Uebersicht der neuesten Veränderungen.

      Braumüller, Wien 1841 - (.im Gebiethe der General-Statistik. ( angebunden:Schnabel, Georg Norbert: Europa um das Jahr 1840: Eine Uebersicht der neuesten Veränderungen im Gebiete der General-Statistik der europäischen Staaten ) Band 1 mit XV, 288 Seiten / Band 2 mit VI, 287 Seiten, der angebundene Teil mit IV, 201 Seiten, 1 Blatt ( ebenfalls bei Braumüller, Wien, 1841 verlegt ). Mit einer ausfaltbaren großen doppelseitig bedruckten Tafel *Statistisches Gemälde der Europäischen Staaten im Jahre 1841*. ( Die beiden im Impressum angekündigten Übersichts-Karten fehlen leider im Band ). Marmorierter Original-Pappband mit farbigem, goldgeprägten Rückenschildchen, 8° ( 22 x 14 cm ). Einband berieben, etwas fleckig, eine kleine alte Bibliotheksmarke auf dem Vorderdeckel, Ecken und Kanten bestoßen. Innen Seiten teils etwas stockfleckig, nur wenige Seiten stärker stockfleckig, die große ausfaltbare Tabelle mit kleinem Einriß. Wenige Seiten gering angeknickt. - selten - ( Gewicht 900 Gramm ) ( Pic erhältlich // webimage available //additional pics on request ) [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Friederichsen]
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        The PIC-NIC PAPERS By Various Hands

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

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        TEXAS: THE RISE, PROGRESS, AND PROSPECTS OF THE REPUBLIC OF TEXAS

      London: R. Hastings..., 1841. Two volumes. lii,378; vi,548pp., complete with all four maps: 1) "Map of Texas Compiled from Surveys Recorded in the Land Office of Texas and Other Official Surveys by John Arrowsmith." 23 1/4 x 19 1/2 inches. With both insets, showing the Republic of Texas and Mexico, and the inset of Galveston Bay. Backed on linen, contemporary hand coloring to political borders in red, yellow, green, and blue; three colonies outlined in early ink on the bottom of the map. Small tear closed and repaired in upper right portion, else very good. 2) "Map of the Republic of Texas and the Adjacent Territories Indicating the Grants of Land Granted Under the Empresario System of Mexico." 12 1/4 x 15 inches. Backed on linen. (3 & 4) Full-page maps opposite pp.38 (Map of Matagorda Bay) and 50 (Aransas Bay). Antique-style three-quarter calf and marbled boards, spines gilt, edges sprinkled red. Folding maps backed with linen, repairing a few small separations and closed tears. Light tanning, an occasional fox mark. Very good plus. In a cloth slipcase. Perhaps the single best work published on Texas during the Republic period, Kennedy's book covers both the geography and natural features of Texas, and its history during the revolution and early Republic. Kennedy, an Irish poet, later went to Galveston as the British consul there and encouraged European emigration. Many of the basic documents of the revolution saw their first European publication here. "This book...was pronounced to be the best history of Texas extant. The Texan Congress passed a resolution of thanks to the author....The physical description of Texas...[is] the best published up to that time....No historian of Texas has more eloquent paragraphs" - Raines. The map is one of the most important of the Republic period, engraved by John Arrowsmith in London. "The large map by John Arrowsmith ranks with those of Tanner and Emory as the best maps of Texas during the period of the republic" - Jenkins. "Arrowsmith's map was probably the first to show the full extent of Texas's claim of the upper Rio Grande...the popularity and general acceptance of the map has been documented by the fact that many map makers copied liberally from Arrowsmith's map, including some of its errors. The map certainly was the best information on Texas geography available in Europe during a decade in which the political fate of the new Republic was of international concern" - Martin & Martin. A seminal work on Texas in the Republic period. GRAFF 2308. CLARK III:189. HOWES K92. RADER 2159. RAINES, pp.132-33. SABIN 37440. STREETER TEXAS 1385. BASIC TEXAS BOOKS 117. WEBB, TEXANA 8. LC EXHIBITION 115. MARTIN & MARTIN 32. WHEAT TRANSMISSISSIPPI 451. REESE, BEST OF THE WEST 79.

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        Eigenh. Quittung mit U.

      1841. 1 S. Folio. Quittung über 120 Gulden "[...] welche ich Endesgefertigter aus der Kasse der [...] Akademie der vereinigten bildenden Künste als Honorar für den während dem 1ten Semester des Studienjahres 1841 ertheilten außerordentlichen Unterricht im Mahlen mit

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        Carta Topografica / di / Civitavecchia / .....

      1841. Carta topografica della città e dei dintorni. In quattro fogli sciolti, conservati in custodia di cartoncino rosso

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        Raccolta dei più celebri poemi eroi-comici italiani con cenni biografici su i respettivi autori. Volume primo (secondo e terzo)

      Alcide Parenti, 1841. 8vo (cm. 27), VI-902 pp., 1 c.nn.; 2 2cc.nn., cc.nn., 841(1) pp., 1 c.nn.; 2 cc.nn., 861 (1) pp., 1 c.nn. Belle legature coeve in mz. pelle verde scura con ricchi fregi oro al dorso. Minime tracce d’uso al margine dei piatti, ma esemplare in ottimo stato di conservazione. Sono pubblicati 18 poemi tra i quali il Malmantile, la Secchia rapita, il Bertoldo Bertoldino e Cacasenno, l’Orlando, l’Orlandino, il Torracchione, lo Scherno degli Dei, ecc.

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        Il Mediterraneo illustrato, le sue isole e le sue spiagge comprendente la Sicilia, la costa di Barberia, la Calabria, Gibilterra, Malta, Palermo, Algeri, Italca, Bona, Cartagine, Corfù, Messina, Cefalonia...opera illustrata da sessantaquattro magnifiche incisioni in acciaio...compilata dal bibliofilo Marco Malagoli Vecchi sulle tracce del signor C. Pelle ; redatta dietro i documenti raccolti dai sigg. Allom ... e arricchita di note e di osservazioni sul bacino del Mediterraneo da Ville Hardouin ... Volume unico

      Firenze , presso Spirito Batelli, 1841. In 4°, leg. originale in mz. pelle coeva, tit. e ricchi fregi in oro al dorso, pp.512. Edizione originale, adorna di 64 tavv. f.t. incise in rame tra cui bel front. figurato, eseguite da artisti londinesi su disegno di William Leighton Leitch, Grenville Temple e Henry Edmund Allen. Le tavole raffiguranovedute di città, monumenti, paesaggi delle spiagge del Mediterraneo e delle sue Isole. Es. con usure evidenti agli ang. inf. della legatura, normali fiorit. sparse alle tavole e ad alcune pp., gora tenue alle prime 50 pp. del volume, 1 tavola con mancanze e difetti restaurata (Palermo). Es. raro a trovarsi completo, compless. in buono stato. (Cfr. Fossati Bellani I, 144)

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        SEI NOVELLE. Offerte alla nobildonna Sofia Predabissi il giorno che si fa sposa al Dottore Carlo Alfieri.

      Milano, per Gaspare Truffi, (1841). In-8 (mm. 243x160), elegante legatura in p. pelle rossa coeva, ricca cornice floreale dorata ai piatti con al centro (impresse a secco) un'arpa e due trombe incrociate e le iniziali O.A. in oro, tagli dorati, pp. VIII,143; testo in cornice a doppio filetto, ornato da sei testate, grandi capilett. e finali xilografati. Il volume contiene: “Isotta - La festa dei canestri - Il castello di Brivio - La valanga - Un viaggio piovoso - Povera Menica!”. “Edizione privata di 200 copie contrassegnate dalla firma dell'Autore”. Con qualche fiorit. ma complessivam. buon esemplare.

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        Galleria militare. Vite dei marescialli, generali ed ammiragli... che hanno comandato in capo gli eserciti e le flotte dal 1794 al 1815...

      Borroni e Scotti, 1841. Pp. 664. Con 20 ritratti su tavole f.t. finemente incisi in rame. Insieme a: Vite dei primarj Generali ed Ufficiali italiani che si distinsero nelle Guerre Napoleoniche dal 1789 al 1814. Milano, 1843. Pp. 627 (1). Con 20 ritratti su tavole f.t. finemente incise in rame. Unito a: Vite dei primarj Marescialli, Ammiragli e Generali che si distinsero nelle Guerre Napoleoniche in Europa, in Africa, in Asia, in America e nei marittimi conflitti accaduti nelle varie parti del globo dal 1789 al 1814... Milano, 1848. Con 14 ritratti su tavole f.t. finemente incisi in rame. Pp. viii, 642. Tre volumi di cm. 26, legatura coeva uniforme in mezza pelle, dorsi lisci con titoli e filetti in oro. Esemplare genuino ed in buono stato di conservazione, con pochi segni d'uso; completo di tutte le tavole f.t. di ritratti. Raro insieme dei tre volumi che compongono l'intera Galleria Militare.

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        Memoirs of Extraordinary Popular Delusions (Volume 1 ONLY)

      London: Richard Bentley, 1841. First edition hardcover, VOLUME 1 ONLY. The hardcover book is good with shelfwear (rubbed through to the boards at the corners), parts of the the spine worn or missing, the owner's bookplate inside, tape reinforcements inside the covers and some foxing. A good example of a very scarce volume.. First Edition. Half-Leather. Good.

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        Bellezze del Bosforo. Ossia panorama del meraviglioso canale di costantinopoli preceduto da una accurata descrizione dello stretto dei dardanelli e del mar di marmara - vol. unico

      1841. Rilegato Ottime

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        Boxkampf 1841 ('The Great Fight Between Broome and Hannan For £ 1000 .').

      - altkolorierte Aquatinta v. C. Hunt n. H. Heath b. John Moore in London, dat. 1841, 46,5 x 66

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        A POPULAR TREATISE ON THE ART OF PHOTOGRAPHY, INCLUDING DAGUERREOTYPE, AND ALL THE NEW METHODS OF PRODUCING PICTURES BY THE CHEMICAL AGENCY OF LIGHT

      Richard Griffin and Co, Glasgow 1841 - 8vo., viii, 96 pp., lithographic frontispiece showing an image in positive and negative, with 29 illustrations in text. The frontispiece shows staining and foxing at the edges; a few leaves have creased corners and modest foxing. The top and bottom of the spine have been expertly reconstructed, with the inner hinges repaired. The binding is the publisher's original blind-embossed cloth, with the running title in gilt on the spine. There is a medical society bookplate, and the general title page bears their ink stamp. There is chipping to the top blank corner of several leaves on Griffin's Crystallography. In all, this remains a good copy. This is generally regarded as the first general treatise on photography in the English language. Hunt discusses the paper, metal and glass processes of Talbot, Daguerre and Herschel, and the variations upon their work.This title was available in two forms, both are identical in all respects and both are considered as the first edition. The two issue are: as part of a larger volume of scientific titles published by Griffin, and as a separate bound volume, also published by Griffin. Our copy is bound in GRIFFIN'S SCIENTIFIC MISCELLANY. FIRST SERIES. This volume also contains: Liebig's ORGANIC ANALYSIS; Griffin's CRYSTALLOGRAPHY; Von Korbell's MINERALOGY; Ramsay's GEOLOGY OF ARAN; Spencer's ELECTROGRAPHY. Gernsheim - Incunabula No. 653. Not listed by Roosens and Salu. [Attributes: First Edition]

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        A Narrative of Some Passages in the History of Eenoolooapik, a Young Esquimaux, Who Was Brought to Britain in 1839, in the Ship "Neptune" of Aberdeen; An Account of the Discovery of Hogarth's Sound: Remarks on the Northern Whale Fishery, and Suggestions for Its Improvement, &.

      1st Edition. iii, 149pp. Original straight grained decorated purple cloth. Original front and rear cloth panels have been mounted on contemporary straight grain cloth to match. Gilt titling on the front board. Coated yellow endpapers. Half title. Frontispiece. 2 folding maps. Folding facsimile. Meteorological tables at rear. Minor amount of soiling to the text. Boards with a small amount of restoration. Generally a very attractive copy. This is the account of two voyages under Penny in the ship Neptune. It details Eenoolooapik's visit to England and his return to Baffin Island. A very rare title indeed. This being only the third copy I am aware that has changed hands in recent memory.

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        Memoirs of Extraordinary Popular Delusions [and the Madness of Crowds]

      London: Richard Bentley, 1841. First edition. Original cloth. Very Good. FIRST EDITION IN EXTREMELY RARE ORIGINAL CLOTH of Charles MacKay's classic study of mass behavior. Generally considered the most important book on market psychology, its vast influence extends to such diverse disciplines as stock market analysis and religious studies. "There are fewer than a dozen books written more than a century ago that could be called classics of the social sciences. Charles Mackay's Extraordinary Popular Delusions and the Madness of Crowds is one of them, and it is probably the oldest. First published in 1841, Mackay's work... has probably never been long out of print in the past one hundred fifty years. The book includes quite a cast of characters: ghost hunters, alchemists, prophets, economic speculators, witches, crusaders, and faith healers, among others, all hold center stage in what amounts to a catalogue of beliefs gone awry and mass behaviors turned goofy (if not dangerous)... The range of topics Mackay covers is wide and in some cases deep. One reason Extraordinary Popular Delusions and the Madness of Crowds has become such a classic is that irrational behavior has never been in short supply, and modern examples of crazes, speculative bubbles, and mass hysteria continue to amuse, frustrate, and provoke us today" (David J. Schneider). London: Richard Bentley, Publisher in Ordinary to Her Majesty, 1841. Octavo, original cloth; custom box. Three volumes. Complete with five illustrated plates (three frontispieces and two additional plates in vol. 3); half-titles in vols. 2 and 3 as issued (no half-title issued with vol. 1) and ads in vols. 1 and 2. Handsome bookplate and very early Dublin bookseller sticker in volume 1. Some fading to spines and board edges; wear at spine ends and joints; light scattered foxing. A very rare unrestored copy in original cloth.

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        Shocking Murder of Mr Adams--Our Printer--The Body Discovered.

      1841 - An Account of a New York City Murder Overlooked by McDade [Trial]. Colt, John [1810-1842], Defendant. "Shocking Murder of Mr Adams--Our Printer--The Body Discovered on Board a Vessel--Arrest of the Supposed Murderer, And Observations on the Character of Both, Showing them to be Creatures of Circumstances," The Herald of the New Moral World and Millennial Harbinger, Volume I, No. 17, New York, September 16, 1841, pp. 140-143. Article bound into a complete run of this publication, Volume I, No. 1 to Volume II, No.7. [292] pp. Quarto (10-3/4" x 8"). Contemporary quarter calf over pebbled cloth, gilt fillets, title (reading New Moral World) and volume number (reading Vol. I-II) to spine. Light rubbing to boards, corners bumped, joints cracked, spine abraded with a few large chips just below title and at spine ends. Moderate toning, darker in places, light foxing. Struck-through serial (?) number in small recent hand, interior otherwise clean. * This account is overlooked by McDade, who lists two other newspaper accounts. As the title indicates, Adams was the printer of the Herald of the New Moral World, a liberal general-interest non-denominational Christian periodical. The murderer, John C. Colt, who appears to have acted impulsively during an argument, was the brother of Samuel Colt, the notable gun manufacturer. (For some unknown reason Colt used an axe instead of a pistol.) His deed was discovered when he attempted to ship Adams's body to New Orleans in a crate, where his body would not be identified. For some reason, Samuel Colt promoted the value of his pistol during his testimony, even interrupting the proceedings with a demonstration. No one knows why the court allowed this. John Colt was convicted and sentenced to death. He married his girlfriend the night before his execution and escaped the hangman by stabbing himself in the heart on the following morning. This account is one of the few negative articles in the optimistic Herald, a fascinating publication filled with reports of inventions, discoveries, social improvements and other examples of human progress. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        The English Hexapla : Exhibiting The Six Important... By T I Pocock The English Hexapla : Exhibiting The Six Important English Translations

      London: Samuel Bagster and Sons,. Very Good with no dust jacket. 1841. 1st. Hardcover. [6], 168, [1160] pages; . ..of the New Testament scriptures, Wiclif M. CCC. LXXX. , Tyndale M. D. XXXIV. , Cranmer M. D. XXXIX. , Genevan M. D. LVII. , Anglo-Rhemish M. D. LXXXII. , Authorised M. DC. XI. : the original Greek text after Scholz with the various readings of the textus receptus and the principal Constantinopolitan and Alexandrine manuscripts, and a complete collation of Scholz's text with Griesbach's edition of M. DCCC. V. : preceded by a history of English translations and translators. Greek text at top of page, English versions below, arranged in six parallel columns spread across two pages. "The 'Wiclif' follows a ms. Representing the later Wycliffite version, which belonged to the Duke of Sussex, and subsequently to the Earl of Ashburnham, The 'Tyndale' is a reprint of the edition of 1534 ... The 'Cranmer' is the first edition of the Great Bible, 1539 [ed. By Coverdale? ] ... The 'Genevan' is Whittingham's Testament of 1557 ... The 'Anglo-Rhemism' is taken form the first edition of 1582 ... The 'Authorised' is apparently printed from a copy of the edition of 1613, 11"--British and foreign Bible society. Historical catalogue. "An historical account of the English versions of the Scriptures" (p. [1]-160) was written by S. P. Tregelles. Cf. British and foreign Bible Society. Historical catalogue. The earliest edition listed in Worldcat and presumably the first. Cited in 2011 by Keys Fine Arts as the first edition. Binding is firm, bound in blue cloth with just a library marking at foot of spine. Contributed by William Norton of Cutland England in 1888. Mild spotting to first 2 leaves, balance is very clean. Title page printed in red and black. Interesting discussions of Coverdale, Bagster, et al. 9" x 12" x 4", 12 pounds. ; 12 .

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        Zweihundert Hyperbeln auf Herrn Wahls ungeheure Nase. In erbauliche hochdeutsche Reime gebracht von Friedrich Hophthalmos, der sieben freien Künste Magister. Zweite Originalausgabe.

      St Gallen Scheitlin und Zollikofer Format: 4° 31 [1] S Mit 5 Tafeln in Kaltnadelradierung von und nach Johann Baptist Wilhelm Adolf Sonderland OBroschur mit Deckelbordüre und Rückdeckelvignette "Füllhorn" stärker angestaubt Rückdeckel mit mit größeren Fehlstellen Ränder brüchig Knickspuren 1841 - Seltene Originalausgabe des berühmten Nasenbuchs*** Erste illustrierte Ausgabe des humoristischen Hauptwerks von Johann Christoph Friedrich Haug (1761-1829), eine geistreiche Präfiguration der Nasenthematik etwa eines Edmond Rostand oder eines Nikolai Gogol. Haug war Zeitgenosse Friedrich Schillers, den sein Vater, Balthasar Haug, an der Karlsschule in Stuttgart gemeinsam mit seinem Sohne unterrichtet hatte. Er studierte Jurisprudenz, wurde 1794 Geheimer Sekretär, 1817 Hofrat und Bibliothekar in Stuttgart. Bekannt wurde er durch seine Epigramme und Gedichte, die er unter dem Pseudonym Friedrich Hophthalmos veröffentlichte. Die „Zweihundert Hyperbeln", die erstmals in Stuttgart 1804, dann 1822 in Brünn erschienen waren, gehören zu den geistreichsten, süffisanten wie hyperbolischen Erzeugnissen der Literatur der deutschen Klassik. Die vorliegende „Zweite Originalausgabe" – der Autor hatte die Brünner nicht anerkannt -, ist erstmals illustriert und zwar absolut kongenial von dem aus Düsseldorf stammenden Maler und Illustrator Johann Baptist Wilhelm Adolf Sonderland (1805-1878), der die Funken sprühenden Texte in sinnreiche Bilder übersetzte: Jeweils in einen breiten belebten Flechtwerk-, Blätter- oder Wurzelrahmen, in dem zahlreiche Nebenszenen untergebracht sind, konzentriert sich der Künstler auf ein Thema und schuf damit eine an Philipp Otto Runge erinnernde Bildsprache, die an Witz und Spaß seinesgleichen sucht. So werden Blüten zu Tieren und Ranken zu Monstern und Wurzeln zu Wesen, denen der Naserich begegnet, der freilich nicht so wehrlos ist: „Nothhülfe: Wenn Feinde Dich um Arm’ und Beine brächten, Du könntest noch mit Deiner Nase fechten!" 1991 veröffentlichte . Jörg-Ulrich Fechner eine Faksimileausgabe (Heidelberg, Carl Winter, 1991) mit einem Nachwort. Unwesentlich fleckig, kaum gebräunt, rechte untere Ecke minimal abgeschürft, insgesamt ein sehr gut erhaltenes Exemplar, das außergewöhnlich breitrandig, unaufgeschnitten und frisch ist. Die hübschen Tafeln in sehr gutem, gratigen und kontrastreichen Abdruck, höchst detailreich und auf weißem, festem Papier gedruckt. Goedeke V, 548, 4. Rümann 2441. Borst 979. Zweite Originalausgabe. Erste illustrierte Ausgabe

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        Joseph Freiherrn von Eichendorffs Werke. Erster (1.) Theil. Gedichte.

      Berlin, Simion, 1841 - ERSTAUSGABE. 1 Tafel (Stahlstich-Porträt), XVIII, 514 Seiten. 18 cm. Marmorierter Pappband der Zeit mit vergoldetem Rückenschildchen. Band 1 (apart, von 4) der ERSTAUSGABE der ersten Werkausgabe. Erstveröffentlichung einer Reihe von Übersetzungen spanischer Gedichte, insgesamt vierzehn Romanzen, in einer eigenen Abteilung "Aus dem Spanischen". - Einband berieben, Ecken und Kapitale bestoßen (oberes Kapital mit kleiner Fehlstelle und im Gelenk mit Anplatzer). Vorsätze und teils Seiten leicht fleckig. Papierbedingt leicht gebräunt Sonst gutes Exemplar der ERSTAUSGABE. Sprache: Deutsch. Gewicht in Gramm: 550 [Attributes: First Edition]

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        NOUVELLES INSTRUCTIONS SUR L'USAGE DU DAGUERRÉOTYPE.; DESCRIPTION D'UN NOUVEAU PHOTOGRAPHE, ET D'UN APPAREIL TRÈS SIMPLE DESTINÉ À LA REPRODUCTION DES ÉPREUVES AU MOYEN DE LA GALVANOPLASTIE..

      Paris: Chez L'Auteur, 1841. First edition. 8vo.,[3], 78, [2] pp. table and errata, one folded plate. [bound with] Chevalier, Charles. MÉLANGES PHOTOGRAPHIQUES. SUPPLÉMENT DES NOUVELLES INSTRUCTIONS SUR L'USAGE DU DAGUERRÉOTYPE. Paris: Chez L'Auteur, 1844. First edition. 8vo., [4], 127 pp., lacking the folded plate. [bound with] Chevalier, Charles. NOUVEAUX RENSEIGNEMENS SUR L'USAGE DU DAGUERRÉOTYPE. Paris: Chez L'Auteur, 1846. First edition. 8vo., 56 pp., 1 plate. [bound with] Gros, Baron [Jean-Baptiste-Louis]. QUELQUES NOTES SUR LA PHOTOGRAPHIE SUR PLAQUES MÉTALLIQUES, EN JANVIER 1850. First edition. Paris: Librairie Encyclopédique Roret, 1850. 8vo., 116 pp., 2 leaves of plates. Bound in contemporary marbled paper over boards with quarter morocco, titled in gilt on the spine. The second, third and fourth titles shows scattered foxing. Very good. Charles Chevalier (1804-1859) was the leading French manufacturer of the camera obscura, lenses and optical instrument. In 1826, he furnished Niépce with a camera and lens of his own design for his early experiments in reproducing images through the agency of light. He told Niépce of the similar experiments of Daguerre, for whom he also made lenses and cameras, as well as advised him on his experiments. It is Chevalier who made the introduction which lead to the partnership between Niépce and Daguerre. Further, Chevalier supplied lenses and camera equipment for William Henry Fox Talbot. In the first of these three works by Chevalier, considered among the earliest daguerreian manuals, he states a brief history of his involvement with Niépce and Daguerre, the camera and lenses that he manufactured and their superiority to others being marketed, and his own improvements upon Daguerre's process. With the succeeding volumes, he adds current improvements upon the process, and in the last of the three, he provides a 12-paged priced catalogue of his photographic lenses, chemicals, plates, and other accessories for the daguerreian process, with the final pages listing his microscopes. All three are scare to rare with WorldCat locating approximately 20 copies each of the first two titles, and only four for the last title. Roosens & Salu Nos. 2827, 2852, and 2871. Bellier de la Chavignerie, Manuel Bibliographie du Photographe Francais, 1863 failing to list the first title; the second title is No. 22; and the third title is No. 35. Jean-Baptiste-Louis Gros, 1793 - 1870, in his capacity with the diplomatic service, was stationed in Bogota as chargé d'affaires in the early 1840s, when he learned of Daguerre's invention. Two of his daguerreotypes from Bogota survive. He returned to Paris between 1844 and 1847 and immersed himself making architectural daguerreotypes. He published his first treatise on the process in 1847, and his second in 1850. In 1851, he was one of the founding members of the Société Heliographique, the very first photographic society, and published regularly in its journal, La Lumière. WorldCat locates only seven copies of this title. Roosens and Salu No. 6512 erroneously cite this as the second edition. Not listed in, Bellier de la Chavignerie, Manuel Bibliographie du Photographe Francais, 1863.

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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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        (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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        THE PROCESS OF TALBOTYPE [FORMERLY CALLED CALOTYPE] PHOTOGENIC DRAWING, COMMUNICATED TO THE ROYAL SOCIETY, JUNE 10, 1841

      Printed by J. & H. Cox, Brothers, 74 & 75, Great Queen Street, Lincoln's-Inn Fields, [London] 1841 - 4to., 4 pp. Aside from a fewfaint pinpoint spots of foxing, this is a fine, near new copy. Housed in a custom made cloth chemise and slipcase, titled in gilt along the spine. Shortly after the presentation of his paper before the Royal Society on 31 January, 1839, Talbot, at his own expense, printed the text as a pamphlet of 14 pages; "Some Account of the Art of Photogenic Drawing."became the world's first separate publication on photography. Through this process, an ordinary piece of writing paper was immersed in a sensitizing solution, dried, placed in a camera and exposed in daylight to a subject for upwards of an hour or longer. Upon examination, a tonally reversed rendering of the subject was visible. It was then soaked in a solution of salt and washed and dried, then the process was essentially repeated exposing the first print to the new sensitized sheet, reversing the tones to produce an image with the tonality as in nature. Through a series of further experiments over the next months, Talbot discovered that a "latent" image always existed and that through chemical development, it could be brought to life. This allowed for speeding the exposure in the camera to be cut to a mere 30 seconds and the enriched chemical solutions would produce a sharper and tonally richer image. This process he first called the Calotype, from the Greek, kalos - beautiful. On June 10, 1841, Talbot presented the Calotype process at a meeting of the Royal Society, and at his own expense, he published a four page description of his process. Unlike his earlier publication on Photogenic Drawing, here he states, in detail, the full process. Upon the urging of John Herschel and David Brewster, he began to call his process, the Talbotype rather than Calotype. His intention was to license this process, and likely this printed description was printed to distributed to potential licensees. Aside from changing the name from Calotype to Talbotype in the title of this publication, and the slight alteration in the printer's imprint, the text of the two issue are identical - the word Calotype remains in the body of the text This is the foundation stone of the negative-positive process that has been in use since it was first published.This printing is much rarer than the Calotype variant, with WorldCat locating only Harvard University - Houghton Library, and Cornell University. Gernsheim Incunabula No. 655 listing only the Calotype variant. Roosens and Salu No. 10285, listing only the Calotype variant. Weaver, HENRY FOX TALBOT SELECTED TEXTS AND BIBLIOGRAPHY, No. 87, listing only the Calotype variant. [Attributes: First Edition]

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        A POPULAR TREATISE ON THE ART OF PHOTOGRAPHY, INCLUDING DAGUERREOTYPE, AND ALL THE NEW METHODS OF PRODUCING PICTURES BY THE CHEMICAL AGENCY OF LIGHT

      Glasgow: Richard Griffin and Co, 1841. First edition. 8vo., viii, 96 pp., lithographic frontispiece showing an image in positive and negative, with 29 illustrations in text. The frontispiece shows staining and foxing at the edges; a few leaves have creased corners and modest foxing. The top and bottom of the spine have been expertly reconstructed, with the inner hinges repaired. The binding is the publisher's original blind-embossed cloth, with the running title in gilt on the spine. There is a medical society bookplate, and the general title page bears their ink stamp. There is chipping to the top blank corner of several leaves on Griffin's Crystallography. In all, this remains a good copy. This is generally regarded as the first general treatise on photography in the English language. Hunt discusses the paper, metal and glass processes of Talbot, Daguerre and Herschel, and the variations upon their work.This title was available in two forms, both are identical in all respects and both are considered as the first edition. The two issue are: as part of a larger volume of scientific titles published by Griffin, and as a separate bound volume, also published by Griffin. Our copy is bound in GRIFFIN'S SCIENTIFIC MISCELLANY. FIRST SERIES. This volume also contains: Liebig's ORGANIC ANALYSIS; Griffin's CRYSTALLOGRAPHY; Von Korbell's MINERALOGY; Ramsay's GEOLOGY OF ARAN; Spencer's ELECTROGRAPHY. Gernsheim - Incunabula No. 653. Not listed by Roosens and Salu.

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        (Advertising for an early Travelling Wax Works Museum, including an Anatomical Cabinet and Martinet's Elephant Clock). - Grosses mechanisches Museum, als eine höchst mannigfaltige, Kunst und Pracht vereinigende, belustigende und unterrichtende Sammlung, nach der Natur gearbeiteter und durch sinnreichen Mechanismus in Bewegung gesetzter Automaten und plastische Meisterstücke von Wachs.

      S.d., s.l., but Munich, around 1841.. Typographic wall bill. Size: 20.5 x 16 inches. With three storage folds, margins minorily browned, in near fine condition. Huge wall bill advertising the exhibition of automates and waxworks, the latter of which displaying historical and mythical scenes and persons of historical and contemporary interest (Frederick the Great of Prussia together with Voltaire, Maria Stuart, Cleopatra to name a few). The main object though, listed first on the bill, was a classical Kunstkammer object: A huge elephant clock made from bronce and gold coated silver, garnished with gemstones, would show the triumphal procession of the indian Great Mogul on his elephant. Once the mechanism was started the elephant would move his eyes and ears, his trunk and tail and even fight a lion in front of him. Also the sourrounding landscape would be set in motion: snakes wriggling around, reptiles (dragons and crocodiles) snapping, insects crawling, flowers opening their blossoms and closing again. The automate was build by the famous London mechanic Hubert O'Martinet (active 1770-1790). An image of this elephant clock can be found online in the collections of Waddesdon Manor! The curators there presume, that their elephant is the same, as the one owned by Tietz and so the same as advertised on this bill (cf. also Description du musée mécanique de Georges Tietz, contenant l'éléphant mécanique d'O' Martinet, et tableaux de l'histoire moderne et de la Bible. Rheims 1853, no. 1.). – As an annex to the exhibition of automates & waxworks there was also an anatomical cabinet, which was charged an extra admission fee for.

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        Panorama d'Égypte et de Nubie avec un portrait de Méhémet-Ali et un texte orné de vignettes.

      Chez l'Auteur, Paris 1841 - (59.5 x 43 cm), [1 errata], 36 leaves [72 pages], 37 aquatint engravings hors text, etched in sepia by Hilmey after drawings by Horeau, depicting 58 subjects including a frontispiece portrait of Mehemet Ali and a panorama of Cairo, each plate is accompanied by a two-page descriptive text with numerous wood engravings, marbled boards, rubbed, scattered foxing throughout, some tears to lower corner of few leaves, restored, damp stain across top margin of title page, restoration to tears on last and title page without any loss of text, otherwise a beautiful copy. Hector Horeau was trained at the École des Beaux-Arts in 1819-1822, being a student in the ateliers of E. Ch. Nepveu and F. Debret. From 1821, he worked first as an illustrator: amongst his commissions was that for the plates of F. Cailliaud's Voyage à Méroé (1826-7). In 1825 he received his first commission as an architect, and architecture remained his main interest and occupation for the rest of his life, which was spent working on both private and public projects in France and England. During the first part of his life he travelled extensively around Europe (Germany, Belgium, Netherlands, Italy, England, Russia, Sweden) and Egypt. In Egypt, in 1837-39, he visited the entire country including Nubia. From Alexandria he went to Cairo, explored the site of Giza, hired a boat to Luxor and went up the Nile to Abu Simbel. To achieve the beautiful illustrations of the book, he mentions in the subscription bulletin that "drawings made on site and the benevolent communications of daguerreotype views, have allowed me to achieve great accuracy in the reproduction of the wonders of the Nile Valley". Indeed, he met the photographer Pierre-Gustave Joly de Lotbiniere at Thebes, of whom he ordered daguerreotypes, by which he produced his drawings, in addition to those taken on site. His interest in Egypt lay in both its ancient monuments and the modern country and its population, and it would stay with him for the rest of his life, as shown by his work L'Avenir du Caire au Point de Vue de l'Édilité et de la Civilisation, published two years before his death, in 1870. In addition to the large sepia plates, the book is illustrated with nearly 120 wood engravings in text. The work was dedicated to Eugene Lanchere of Laglandière (1802-1833), there are apparently copies with colour plates. First leaf has a List of subscribers to the publication dated 1846, which included among others, King Louis-Philippe, major booksellers, travellers, architects and Orientalists. This work is considered to be one of the books that helped publicise Egyptology, illustrated with plates of great finesse. His interest in Egypt lay in both its ancient monuments and the modern country and its population, and it would stay with him for the rest of his life, as shown by his work L'Avenir du Caire au Point de Vue de l'Édilité et de la Civilisation, published two years before his death, in 1870. [Griffiths Institute, Oxford]. Bibliographic references: Gay 1895; Hilmy I, 309; Chadenat, 4317; not at Blackmer. Size: Folio - over 12" - 15" tall [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        MASTER HUMPHREY'S CLOCK (Bibliographer Walter E. Smith's copy)

      London: Chapman and Hall, 1841. First Edition. Hard Cover. George Cattermole and Hablot Browne. Large Octavo. THREE VOLUMES. Complete Set. Bound in original brown cloth with first issue variant gilt design on front cover. This is a floral design, not the clock design. Dicken's bibliographer Walter E. Smith's copy with his signature. Volume II of this set is shown as "Binding Variation of Master Humphrey's Clock" in the bibliography "Charles Dickens in the Original Cloth Part I" on page 45. Three very good- to very good+ copies with front hinge cracked Volume I, rear outer hinge Volume II starting, mild cover edge wear all three volumes.

      [Bookseller: Charles Parkhurst Rare Books, Inc.]
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        Barnaby Rudge; A Tale of the Riots of 'Eighty. With Illustrations by George Cattermole and Hablot K. Browne

      London: Chapman and Hall, 1841. First separate edition, large 8vo, (vi), (229)-306, 420 pp. Engravings in the text, marbled endpapers and edges. Original blind stamped cloth, spine sunned, some minor marks, a very good copy. Smith I 6B. Originally published in volumes II and III of "Master Humphrey's Clock"; it was bound directly from the unaltered sheets with a new title page.

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