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        Colomba

      - Magen et Comon, Paris 1841, 13,5x22cm, relié. - Edizione molto ricercato (vedi Clouzot). Binding metà marocco angoli russo blu-grigio, liscio leggermente indietro diluiti, data la coda d'oro carta marmorizzata piatti, guardie e contreplats di carta fatta a mano, copertine e dorsi ristrutturato ha conservato, testa dorata, elegante pastiche vincolante firmato d Alix. Alcuni foxing. Rare. - [FRENCH VERSION FOLLOWS] Edition originale très recherchée (cf Clouzot). Reliure en demi maroquin de Russie bleu-gris à coins, dos lisse légèrement éclairci, date dorée en queue, plats de papier marbré, gardes et contreplats de papier à la cuve, couvertures et dos restaurés conservés, tête dorée, élégante reliure pastiche signée d'Alix. Quelques rousseurs. Rare.

      [Bookseller: Librairie Le Feu Follet]
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        TRAVELS IN THE GREAT WESTERN PRAIRIES, THE ANAHUAC AND ROCKY MOUNTAINS, AND IN THE OREGON TERRITORY

      Poughkeepsie, 1841. 197pp. Contemporary calf, spine gilt, leather label. Light wear to boards, corners rubbed. Contemporary lending library label on front pastedown. Small tear to foredge of titlepage, not affecting text; titlepage lightly dampstained. Light soiling and dampstaining throughout, still very good. Farnham's earliest work, reprinted many times. An excellent account of the first migration of settlers overland to Oregon. "Thomas Jefferson Farnham, a high- spirited young man, caught the Oregon 'fever' in its most potent form as the result of hearing Jason Lee lecture in his home town. This is the first and most interesting of his several books on the West. It has the freshness of the viewpoint of a young man entranced with early Oregon and its possibilities. It is the best account of the first overland-to-Oregon migration of settlers" - Jones. WAGNER-CAMP 85:1. TWENEY 89, 20. GRAFF 1294. FIELD 526. JONES 1044. COWAN, p.83. STREETER SALE 3349. HOWES F50, "b." SMITH 2999.

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        La peste di Milano del 1630. Libri cinque cavati dagli annali della città e scritti per ordine dei LX decurioni dal canonico della Scala Giuseppe Ripamonti, istoriografo milanese, volgarizzati per la prima volta dall'originale latino da Francesco Cusani, con introduzione e note

      Milano: Tipografia e Libreria Pirotta e C., 1841. First Edition. Hardcover. First edition in Italian. Five books in one. xxxv, 362pp. Contemporary quarter calf over marbled boards, spine lettered and decorated in gold. Head-pieces and initials. Originally published in Latin in 1840, the text documented the Great Plague of Milan, which almost halved the population of the city and cost the lives of tens of thousands more people in Northern Italy. Alessandro Manzoni used this account to describe in detail the effects of the plague in his masterpiece, The Betrothed. Light wear to extremities, some scattered foxing throughout, old faint dampstain affecting the lower part of the text block. A very good copy. In the Italian language. Graesse VI.129.; Quarto.

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        \"Carolinenplatz\". Reizend staffagierte Ansicht mit Blick in die Briennerstraße.

       Altkolorierte Lithographie mit Tonplatte von A.E. Kirchner, 1841, 27 x 38 cm. Maillinger II,204,20; Pfister II,281,3; Lentner 1176,3; nicht bei Slg. Proebst. - \"Sehr seltene Folge von hervorragend schönen Blättern, die z.T. sehr hoch bezahlt werden\" (Lentner). - Sehr feines Kolorit. Breitrandig und gut erhalten. Versand D: 6,00 EUR BAYERN, Oberbayern

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Bierl]
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        Il perfetto leggendario ovvero vite de Santi per ciascun giorno dell'anno, ornate ed arricchite di altrettante tavole all'acquarella. Prima edizione premiata.

      Tip. della Minerva, 1841. 8 tomi su 4 voll., in 8°, m. pelle. , cc.nn. 9 di catalogo dei primi associati + pp. 238 + 4 cc.nn. sul 27 gennaio (gennaio) + pp. 192 (febbraio) + 260 (marzo) + 256 (aprile) + 258 (maggip) + 286 (giugno) + 220 (novembre) + 265 + 8 di indice (dicembre). I voll. sono arricchiti da 242 inc. (risulta mancante l'inc. del 31 dicembre) all'acquatinta color seppia, tutte animate, disegnatore Bigioli, scultore Wenzel. Disp. dei soli mesi sopra descritti. Prima edizione premiata.

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        Piazza del Vescovato All'Egregio Signor Andrea Trento I. R. Consigliere effettivo di Governo e Delegato Regio per la Provincia del Friuli.

      Udine 1841 - Rara veduta della Piazza del Vescovato di Udine dedicata all'Egr. Signor Andrea Trento di cui al centro della dedicata sono riportate le iniziali incorniciate da due rametti di lauro. Il punto di vista scelto per la raffigurazione della piazza presenta un'angolazione del tutto nuova rispetto a tutta la vedutistica precedente. L'incisione è inserita nell' opera "Album Pittorico del Friuli." di cui nessuna raccolta pubblica conserva l'album completo. Riferimenti: Rizzi, "Udine piante e vedute", p.136 n° 50 mm 296x416

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        Qu'est-ce que la propriété? ou recherches sur le principe du droit et du gouvernement

      Librairie de Prévot 1841 - - Librairie de Prévot, Paris 1841, 10,5x17,5cm, relié. - Deuxième édition originale enrichie d'une préface nouvelle de 20 pages. Reliure en demi chagrin rouge, dos lisse d'arabesques dorées, plats de cartonnage rouge, gardes et contreplats de papier à la cuve, modeste reliure. Rousseurs éparses, une trace d'étiquette encollée en tête d'une garde. Rare. [AUTOMATIC ENGLISH TRANSLATION FOLLOWS] Edition after a little more than two months in the first edition. Binding in full blue fabric, flat spine, navy blue sheepskin part of title, guards and contreplats paper to the vessel, preserved covers, modest binding. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Manners and Customs of the Ancient Egyptians

      1841. WILKINSON, John Gardner. Manners and Customs of the Ancient Egyptians. WITH: A Second Series of the Manners and Customs of the Ancient Egyptians. London: John Murray, 1842, 1841. Together, six volumes. Octavo, publisherÂ’s pictorial brown cloth gilt rebacked with original spines laid down. $1850.Mixed first and second editions (second edition of the first series and first edition of the second) of these significant studies by “the founder of British Egyptology,” generously illustrated with 94 plates—some folding, some in color—and numerous in-text woodcuts.Explorer and Egyptologist John Gardner Wilkinson stirred remarkable interest by presenting his studies of ancient Egypt in the form of practical guides for the well-educated but non-specialist traveler to the region. Manners and Customs is his landmark work and a standard source on the subject. “Wilkinson is regarded as the founder of British Egyptology, being a pioneer in the decipherment of hieroglyphs, the first to recognize several royal names, and first to make detailed surveys of all the major sites in Egypt, single-handedly, and to make a complete plan of Thebes. His contribution was enormous” (Clayton, The Rediscovery of Ancient Egypt, 46). Illustrated with numerous vignettes and 17 plates (five chromolithographs, three folding), and with the supplementary volume of 77 plates (two chromolithographs, 14 folding). The first series was first published 1837. BooksellerÂ’s and bookbindersÂ’ small tickets. Armorial bookplates. Pencil owner signatures and occasional marginalia.Restoration to joints and spine ends. Horizontal split across spine of Volume I. An extremely good copy.

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        Ashantee And The Gold Coast: Being A Sketch Of The History, Social State, And Superstitions Of The Inhabitants Of Those Countries: With A Notice Of The State And Prospects Of Christianity Among Them

      John Mason [Sold By], London, 1841. First Edition. Hardcover. Good Condition/No Dust Jacket. Appendix of Description of a Slave War & Vocabulary of the Fanti Language to rear. Book - in Good green boards with blind stamped decoration and gilt lettering to the spine - Book spine ends have been strengthened internally otherwise boards a little rubbed to the extreme corners and slight sunning to the spine although the gilt lettering is still bright and distinct . Contents, text block has been re-cased with new webbing and lemon endpapers similar in colour to originals, light offset browning from folded map page facing and to outer margin of first page of text, slight browning to the map SEE SCAN otherwise clean, bright and tightly bound. An attractive copy of this interesting history of what we now know as Ghana Size: 7.75 inches tall by 4.5 inches. xix, 376 pages with an appendix to rear. Fold out map of Western Africa after the content pages. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: 201-750 grams. Category: Travel & Places; Pictures of this item not already displayed here available upon request. Inventory No: 9001..

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        FILOSOFIA DEL DIRITTO

      TIPOGRAFIA E LIBRERIA BONIARDI-POGLIANI, 1841. 2 Voll. In-8 (cm 23,5 x 15,5), pp. 802-2 (errata) - 998-2 (errata) , legatura mz tela con titoli in oro al dorso. Due tavole ripiegate fuori testo, la prima chiamata "Tavola della filosofia del diritto", la seconda "De' beni considerati come oggetti de' diritti.". Entrambi i volumi contenfono indice generale, indice degli autori, indice dei luoghi della scrittura, errata. Prima rara edizione di questa importante opera. Dorsi un po' scolotiri. Primo volume con qualche piccola ingiallitura al frontespizio e poche pagine successive, piccolo arrossamento alle pagine 216-217-218-219, 344 e 345, ingiallitura ai tagli e millimetricamente al margine di qualche pagina. Secondo volume con lieve ingiallitura del frontespizio e poche pagine successvie, arrossamento in una piccola porzione delle pagine 68-69-70, 146-147-148-149, 380-381, ingiallitura ai tagli e millimetricamente al margine di qualche pagina. Entrambi i volumi ottimamente conservati. Italiano

      [Bookseller: Libreria Arca Dei Libri]
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        OBRAS DE FRANCISCO DE QUEVEDO VILLEGAS.: 5 VOL.

      - 1841 de Mellado, Madrid 2ª edic. Ilustrada con notas y grabados publicada por D. Basilio Sebastian Castellanos, D. Vicente Castello y D. Antonio Rotondo. 444, 388, 400, 411 pg. Tomo 5, POESIAS ESCOJIDAS, bajo la dirección de José Pîquer y D. Vicente Castelló. 374 pg. 20x15 cm. Enc. plena piel época. Para ver o recibir fotografías de los libros puede ir a nuestra web. (literatura castellana, literatura española) [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Viaje Pintoresco Alrededor del Mundo, á las Dos Américas, Asia y África

      J. Oliveres 1841 - 1841-1843. 6 tomos en holandesa piel en buen estado. Resumen general de los viajes y descubirmientos de Magallanes, Tasman, Dampier, Anson, Byron, Wallis, Carteret, Bougainville, Cook, Lapérouse, Nligh, Vancouver, D' Entrecastaux, Wilson, Baudin, Flinders, Krusenstern, Porter, Koltzebue, Freycinet, Bellinglcausen, Basil, Duperrey, Paulding, Beechey, Dumont D'Urbille, Lutke Dillon, Laplace, B. Morrell, etc.Formato 4º. 308 p. 101 láminas, 1 mapa; XVIII-342 p. 85 láminas; 382 p. 95 láminas, 3 mapas; 382 p. 95 láminas, 3 mapas; 190 p. 52 láminas, 180 p. 45 láminas.; 227 pág, 155 pág. 91 lámi, 2 mapas. Algunas láminas oscurecidas. Buen estado general de la obra. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Librería Anticuaria García Prieto]
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        Trattato di architettura civile e militare di Francesco di Giorgio Martini architetto senese del secolo XV ora per la prima volta pubblicato per cura del Cavaliere Cesare Saluzzo...

      Tipografia Chirio e Mina, 1841. 2 volumi in 4, cm 22 x 29, pp. XVI + 342; (4) + 356 con 1 tavola fuori testo incisa all'acquaforte all'antiporta del primo volume. Mezza pelle coeva con danni alla cerniera del piatto del primo volume e mancanza  della parte superiore del dorso dello stesso volume. Rara edizione completa nei 2 volumi seppure mancante dell'atlante (36 tavole). Diviso in 2 parti, la prima contiene la vita, catalogo de' codici e trattato di architettura civile e militare di Giorgio Francesco Martini. La seconda contiene 5 memorie storiche ad opera di Carlo Promis: Della vita e delle opere degl'italiani scrittori di artiglieria, architettura ...; Dello stato dell'artiglieria circa l'anno millecinquecento...; Dell'origine dei moderni baluardi; Delle origini delle moderne mine ITA

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        On the Heat Evolved by Metallic Conductors of Electricity and in the Cells of a Battery During Electrolysis" in The London, Edinburgh, and Dublin Philosophical Magazine and Journal of Science 19, 1841, pp. 260-277

      FIRST EDITION OF ONE OF "THE FUNDAMENTAL LAWS OF ELECTRICITY", THE DERIVATION OF JOULE'S LAW stating that "the heat which is evolved by the proper action of any voltaic current is proportional to the square of the intensity of that current, multiplied by the resistance to conduction which it experiences" (SparkMuseum, The Jenkins Collection). Joule's discovery of the heating effects of an electrical current, the universality of the conversion between electrical and thermal energy was a landmark in itself; it also led directly to the dramatically imkportant law of the conservation of all energy (a paper we also offer for sale). In this, the 1941 paper, Joule's derives the quantitative law of heat production by a voltaic current "from a brief series of measurements of the simplest description: he dipped a coiled portion of the circuit into a test tube filled with water and ascertained the slight changes of temperature of the water for varying current intensity and resistance. The critical step in these, as well as in all his further experiments, was the measurement of small temperature variations; Joule's success crucially depended on the use of the best available thermometers, sensitive to about a hundredth of a degree... During the next two years Joule made a systematic study of all the thermal effects accompanying the production and passage of the current in a voltaic circuit" (PMM, VII, 181). "The experiments were extended from metals to electrolytes (thus confirming that the same law applies to liquids) and to batteries in which electrolytic decomposition took place. In the latter case, Joule deduced that 'the total voltaic heat which is generated in any time is proportional to the number of atoms which are electrolyzed in each cell of the circuit' (Science in the Making, 1798-1850, Vol. 1, 1995, pp. 354-355). "These experiments contained the germs of Joule's second great discovery, the equivalence of heat and energy, which he fully developed later. But he had already made it clear that the energy set free in the battery is also proportional to the resistance of the circuit and to the square of the current" (DNB). CONDITION & DETAILS: (8.5 x 5.5 inches; 213 x 138mm). [vii], 608, [2]. Joule paper: pp. 260-277. In-text illustrations throughout (including the Joule paper). Ex-libris bearing only small stamps from the Gmelin-Institut on the front and verso of the title page; no spine marking whatsoever. Beautifully rebound in full speckled leather. Black morocco, gilt-lettered spine label. The binding is solid, tight, and pristine. The interior is bright and very clean throughout. Near fine condition.

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        THE ROYAL ALPHABET OF KINGS AND QUEENS.

      [28, 2 ad's pages.] Illustrated with 24 hand-coloured wood-engravings of monarchs. Original pictorial cloth gilt. All edges gilt. First edition. Ownership inscriptions to front pastedown; front hinge cracked; else a very handsome copy.Mclean page 47.

      [Bookseller: David Miles]
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        Punch, or The London Charivari Complete Set Volumes 1 - 100 1841 - 1891 Bound in 25 Volumes

      London, The Office, Fleet Street, 1841 - 1891 1st editions. 25 volumes. Large hardbacks, size approx 11 x 9 inches (approx 3 inches thick.) Half bound in maroon morocco leather to spines and corners, with green pebbled cloth boards. Gilt lettering and numbering to spines, with gilt decorations, line detailing, and raised banding to spines. Marbled page edges and endpapers. In good conditions. Spines are a little faded with some rubbing to spine ends, a couple have chips to ends (1, 49, 57, 100). Rubbing to boards, edges and corners rubbed, cloth on boards are rubbed, soiling to leading edges boards (mostly to last 8 vols but also to vol.1.) Bookplates to front endpapers “Basil Edwin Richardson”, and name also stamped to top corner of title pages. Inner hinges with strong reinforced bindings. A couple of very small spots (mostly to title and contents pages) otherwise inside pages very clean and tight. A nice set. Volumes are profusely illustrated with b&w plates and illustrations within text. Some issues have extra folding and double page plates, some toned.

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        Histoire et Tableau de l'Univers (4 Tomes - Complet)

      4 vol. in-8 cartonnage romantique richement orné, Gaume Frères, Paris, 1841, 484 ; 598 ; 540 ; xv-654 pp. Très rare exemplaire bien complet des 4 tomes. Julien-François Daniélo (1806-1886) fut un temps secrétaire de Chateaubriand, et "l'aida dans ses recherches sur l'Empire romain. Son nom est cité avec éloges dans la préface des Etudes Historiques" (Larousse, GDU, VI, 75). Dans ce travail impressionnant, une large place est faite aux systèmes philosophiques et théologiques de l'Orient. Dans sa préface au tome troisième, tout entier consacré aux pensées et philosophies de l'Inde, l'auteur indique : "Je regarde ce volume comme essentiel pour la connaissance des traditions, de la religion, de la littérature et de la philosophie des hindous. Je ne crains pas de dire que jusqu'ici nous n'avions encore rien d'aussi étendu, rien d'aussi authentique sur ce vaste sujet, dont l'importance et l'éclat s'en vont croissant de jour en jour. J'ai toujours puisé aux sources originales, et je crois candidement avoir fait un livre neuf, sinon pour la forme, du moins pour la matère ; je crois que l'Inde est tout un hémisphère de la pensée humaine, qui lui manquait jusqu'ici [...] ". Le dernier tome est très largement consacré à la Chine. Etat satisfaisant (tome 3 presque débroché, divers accrocs au fragile et beau cartonnage, rouss. et mouill. claires variables). Prix en l'état. L'ouvrage est souvent attribué à tort à l'Abbé Jean-Paul Danielo, député (1808-1857). Français

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        The Old Curiosity Shop A Tale With illustrations by George Cattermole and Hablot K Browne

      London: Chapman and Hall, 1841. First separate edition, large 8vo, (iv), 306, 223, (1) pp. Engravings in the text, marbled endpapers and edges. Original blind stamped cloth, several small patches of wear to the spine ends and lower joint, spine sunned, some mild marking, overall a very good copy. Smith I 6A. Originally published in volumes I and II of "Master Humphrey's Clock"; it was bound directly from the unaltered sheets with a new title page.

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        Autograph letter signed, with a fine illustration.

      Oxford, 6. VIII. 1841. - 4to. 2¾ pp. on bifolium. To an unidentified recipient: "I have been favoured by your letter of June 29th, in which you have given me your opinion of your drawing of Blenheim, for which I am very much obliged. As the drawing was then in London, I thought it best to defer replying to your letter till I should have it before me, or till I had made the alterations you mentioned, which I believe I have now completed, and which undoubtedly improve it very much. In the first place I have darkened the large green oak No. 1, on the right, also the lower part of the warm oak No. 2 on the left, the upper part, at present, I am unwilling to alter unless I find that it be your wish that I should do so. The Wych Elm No. 3 was very yellow, but I have now made it somewhat green, such as it might be when the foliage has undergone a partial change only. The small beech trees remain much the same, for some time I was unwilling to do any thing to them, I have however made them a little darker. I have endeavoured to work up the distance and building to the effect you desired; and the ferns in the foreground I have varied both in effect and colour. I should say that I have not done much to the building, and was unwilling for some time to touch it, but after making the other alterations, I ventured also to deepen and warm it a little, and I now think it better. I shall be much obliged if you will inform me if you recollect any other little thing that you desire I should do to it, and I shall be most happy to do my best to work up to your idea of the subject. I must beg to say that I agree entirely with you as to propriety of strengthening the effect according to your suggestion [.]".

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        Qu'est-ce que la propriété? ou recherches sur le principe du droit et du gouvernement

      Edition after a little more than two months in the first edition.Binding in full blue fabric, flat spine, navy blue sheepskin part of title, guards and contreplats paper to the vessel, preserved covers, modest binding. Librairie de Prévot Paris 1841 10,5x17,5cm relié

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

      Lausanne, Ducloux, 1841 - X, 363 p. Buch dem Alter entsprechend in sehr gutem Zustand. Ehemaliges Bibliotheksexemplar. Angaben zum Zustand und detaillierte Fotos auf Anfrage. petrominera_alt. 023 Sprache: Französisch Gewicht in Gramm: 400 [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        La Phalange. 3ème série. En 2 volumes.

      1841. IMP. RENOUARD Paul. 1841 - 1843. In-Folio.Carré. Relié demi-cuir. Etat passable. Couv. défraîchie. Dos satisfaisant. Intérieur frais. Environ 1000 + 1500 pages. Une carte dépliante en noir et blanc, hors-texte. Titres, tomaisons et filets dorés sur le dos cuir bordeaux. Texte sur 2 colonnes. Quelques épidermures sur le cuir. Quelques pages volantes. Rares passages de vers en marges. Marges abîmées, avec des manques et des pliures altérant légèrement la lecture du texte, en fin de 1er volume. Quelques tampons en marges. Coiffe en-tête abîmée sur le 2ème volume. Ouvrages déboités. Journal de la Science Sociale, découverte et constituée par Charles Fourier. Réforme sociale sans Révolutions - Réalisation de l'Ordre, de la Justice et de la Liberté. Organisation de l'Industrie, Association du Capital, du Travail et du Talent. Industrie, Politique, Sciences, Arts et Littérature... VOL. 1 : Tomes III, IV et V, soit environ 150 numéros. VOL 2 : Tome VI, soit environ 170 numéros.

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        Popular Treatise on the Art of Photography, including Daguerreotype

      1841. First Edition . HUNT, Robert. A Popular Treatise on the Art of Photography, including Daguerréotype, and All the New Methods of Producing Pictures. Glasgow: Richard Griffin, 1841. Octavo, early plain blue paper wrappers and endpapers. Housed in a custom clamshell box. $6500.First edition of HuntÂ’s landmark photographic work, with 29 in-text illustrations and frontispiece featuring one of the earliest representations of a negative print.In the dramatic years of photography's early growth, with Niépce developing heliography, Daguerre the daguerreotype and Fox Talbot the calotype, Robert Hunt (1807-87), a British chemist, geologist and photographer, broke new ground with this ""very first general treatise on photography"" (Reilly, Albumen & Salted Paper Book). A pioneering text, it successfully broadened the influence, art and scientific uses of photography while also exploring new photographic processes. ""On the discovery of photography Hunt at once began a series of careful experiments, and soon published in the Philosophical Transactions several papers on his results, one being the discovery that the protosulphate of iron could be used as a developing agent"" (DNB). ""With characteristic unselfishness, Hunt made [his and other discoveries] public during the early '40s."" His innovation of ""protosulphate of iron had many advantages over gallic acid as a developing agentÂ… Its importance in shortening exposure time ""compels us to pay particular attention to its introduction into photography"" (Eder, 326). Two years after this book's publication, Hunt produced what many consider to be the first color photograph, using a chromatype process to create a direct positive image in hues of orange or lilac. With frontispiece plate of a photographic positive and negative—one of the earliest known representations of the negative print. Gernsheim Incunabula 653. Some edge-wear to brittle text, a few stains to title page and gutter margin of Introduction. Foxing to later wrappers. A very good copy of this scarce and seminal work.

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        Barnaby Rudge;

      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.

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        Canons of the Synod of 'Ain Traz, Arabic].

      Rome, typis S. Congregationis de Propaganda Fide, 1841. - 43, (1) pp., 2 blank ff. Contemporary wrappers. 8vo. The official Arabic edition of the canons of the first council of Ain Traz (southeast of Beirut, Lebanon), held in 1835; the Latin text is not considered official. The Synod of Ain-Traz "was convoked and presided over by the then newly elected patriarch Maximos Mazloum on Dec. 13, 1835. The canons outlined by this synod relate to the Melchite discipline. They regulate Baptism, Confirmation, the Liturgy of the Presanctified, Confession, Extreme Unction, Holy Orders, Matrimony, communication in sacris, the holy days of obligation, the clergy (garb, commerce, residence, catechism, exercise of medicine, inheritance), the religious (garb, exclaustration), pastoral visits of the bishops, alms to the seminary of Ain-Traz, charitable foundations, fast and abstinence, pilgrimages to different churches, usury, etc. The Congregation for the Propagation of the Faith confirmed in forma generali the 25 canons listed above with few modifications of the text submitted. In this manner the Melchite discipline [.] received the official stamp of the Church on Jan. 13, 1838" (Cath. Encyclopedia). "Finalement, le 28 août 1841, la Congr. de la Propagande publia un décret approuvant in forma generali les canons de 1835; elle en assurait la publication et aucune autre édition ne ferait autorité. L'édition arabe ainsi faite en 1841 par ordre de la Congrégation contenait de très légères retouches aus quatre canons discutés" (Histoire des conciles). - Entirely printed in Arabic save for the "Decretum" (promulgation dated 28 August 1841) printed in Latin. A very good, untrimmed and uncut copy. Cf. Histoire des conciles d'après les documents originaux XI: conciles des orientaux catholiques, partie 1 (Paris 1949), p. 390. [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        Deerslayer

      1841. First Edition . COOPER, James Fenimore. The Deerslayer: Or, the First War-Path. Philadelphia: Lea & Blanchard, 1841. Two volumes. Large 12mo, original purple muslin, printed paper labels. Housed in a custom slipcase. $3200.First edition in original cloth of the last in Cooper's series of Leatherstocking Tales. A superb copy.The Deerslayer is the first in Cooper's Leatherstocking Tales' internal chronology although it was the last of the five to be published. It depicts title character Natty Bumppo as a young man, and introduces his later companion Chingachgook the Delaware chief. ""Cooper's greatest work is undoubtedly found in the Leatherstocking TalesÂ… His position as the first great American novelist is secure"" (Fullerton, 67). Versos of both title pages with Fagan-Ashmead imprint and paginated, 6, 4, respectively. Spiller & Blackburn 32. BAL 3895. Wright, American Fiction 1774-1850 589. Original cloth bindings in exceptional condition, with fragile paper spine labels intact and very legible, far nicer than typically found, interiors quite clean and bright. An outstanding copy in original cloth of this American classic.

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        Teilansicht, Blick vom Flussufer auf die Stadt mit derSchönburg im Hintergrund.

      - Aquarell, 1841, 16,5 x 22,3 Leicht naive Darstellung aus dem Erinnerungsalbum einer Freifrau. - Alt auf ein Untersatzkarton montiert und kaschiert.

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        Essays

      1841. First Edition . EMERSON, Ralph Waldo. Essays. WITH: Essays: Second Series. Boston: James Munroe, 1841-44. Two volumes. Octavo, original dark green cloth. Housed in custom cloth slipcase. $9800.First editions of Emerson’s first and second series of timeless essays, scarce in original cloth.""Emerson's fame… rests securely upon the fact that he had something of importance to say, and that he said it with a beautiful freshness which does not permit his best pages to grow old… Let men but stand erect and 'go alone,' he said, and they can possess the universe"" (ANB). ""Timeless, and without a trace of 'dating,' these essays are as readable, and to a considerable extent as much read, today as a hundred years ago"" (Grolier, 100 American 47). The first series, which contains 12 essays, includes Emerson's celebrated ""Self-Reliance,"" as well as essays on love, friendship, heroism, ""the Over-Soul,"" the intellect and art. The second series includes ""The Poet,"" ""Experience"" and ""Nature,"" in addition to essays on politics, character and manners. BAL bindings F and A, no priorities established. First issue of first series. First edition of Second Series with 20 of Myerson's first issue points, 3 second issue points (""nearly every copy examined is composed of mixed sheets,"" according to Myerson), and same mispagination as noted in Myerson. Myerson A.10.1.a and A.16.1.a-b. BAL 5189, 5198. Bradley et al., 1037-1039. Contemporary owner signature and notation indicating he bought the book from the publisher (""J. Munroe… $1.00 Oct 23, 1844""), bookplates in First Series. Early gift inscription in Second Series: ""Rufus Ellis from his Brother George."" Born about a decade after Emerson, both Rufus and George Ellis were, like Emerson, Harvard graduates who became Unitarian ministers in Boston. George Ellis graduated from Harvard Divinity School in 1836, two years before Emerson delivered his important ""Divinity School Address"" there.Interiors fine, both volumes with mild wear to corners and spine extremities. Near-fine condition.

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        Reisen nach der Stadt des Khalifen, die Ufer des Persischen Meerbusens und des Mittell

      Pforzheim, Verlag von Dennig Finck & Co. 1841 - 8

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        19 Treaties. Slave Trade.

      1841. First Edition . (PARLIAMENT). Nineteen Treaties and Documents on the Slave Trade. London: Harrison and Sons, et al., 1841-1886. Folio, contemporary three-quarter polished brown calf, red and green morocco spine labels, marbled boards. Laid-in Correspondence Respecting Treaty of December 17, 1885, original self-wrappers, contemporary stitching. $3000.First edition of this major 19th assemblage of official printings of treaties and pivotal documents signed by Britain, Portugal, Madagascar, Zanzibar, Muscat, France and other nations in “the hope of bringing the slave trade to an end” (Hugh Thomas), this handsome folio volume from the library of the British Vice-Consulate in Antananarivo, Madagascar.Throughout the 18th century British merchants “had been the greatest of slave traders… In the 19th, however, their government embarked upon a crusade to destroy that very commerce” (Thomas, 591). Yet that goal was hampered by fierce discord, rising profits in sugar and cotton, and objections by the United States and others who saw this as another grasp at control over the high seas. “It became obvious that abolition could only be achieved if a [British] naval force was supported by diplomacy; and what seemed to be several achievements of this kind were soon registered.” This volume, with its official printings of 19 treaties and documents from 1822-1886, is a rare record of those pivotal beginnings. Here is “the system of international law which Britain sought to inspire, and with which some other nations collaborated without enthusiasm, in the hope of bringing the slave trade to an end.” As noted by historian Hugh Thomas, there were key lessons in these “treaties with three potentates in East Africa, the king of Eastern Madagascar, the sultan of Zanzibar, and the imam of Muscat… [For] the African side of the Atlantic slave trade had changed in the 19th century almost as much as the American and European” (Slave Trade, 651-79).Pamphlets in this volume:*Convention Between Her Majesty and the King of the French, for the Suppression of the Traffic in Slaves. Signed at London, May 29, 1845. (London): [1845]. *Slave Trade. No. 3 (1874). Engagement of the Sultan of Johanna as to Protection to be Afforded to Immigrants in the Island of Johanna. Signed at Johanna, March 8, 1873. Presented to both Houses of Parliament by Command of Her Majesty. 1874. London: Harrison and Sons, [1874]. *Slave Trade. No. 6 (1883). Convention between Her Majesty and the Sultan of Johanna for the Suppression of Slavery and the Slave Trade. Signed at Bambao, October 10, 1882. Presented to both Houses of Parliament by Command of Her Majesty. 1883. London: Harrison and Sons, [1883]. *Slave Trade. No. 4 (1874).Engagement of the Nukeeb of Maculla for the Abolition of the Slave Trade in His Dominions. Signed at Maculla, April 7, 1873. Presentd to both Houses of Parliament by Command of Her Majesty. 1874. London: Harrison and Sons, [1874]. *Treaty of Peace, Friendship, and Commerce, between Her Majesty and the Queen of Madagascar. Signed… at Antananarivo, June 27, 1865. Presented to both Houses of Parliament by Command of Her Majesty. 1867. London: Harrison and Sons, [1867]. *Africa. No. 4 (1883). Treaty Concluded between France and Madagascar on the 8th Day of August, 1868. Presented to the House of Commons by Command of Her Majesty, in pursuance of their Address dated April 12, 1883. London: Harrison and Sons, [1883]. *Commercial. No. 5 (1883). (Madagascar.) Declaration between the Governments of Great Britain and Madagascar Amending Article V of the Treaty of the 27th June, 1865. Signed… at London, February 16, 1883. Presented to both Houses of Parliament by Command of Her Majesty. 1883. London: Harrison and Sons, [1883]. *Commercial. No. 19 (1883). (Madagascar.) Agreement between the Governments of Great Britain and Madagascar for Regulating the Traffic in Spiritous Liquors. Signed… at London, May 25, 1883. Presented to both Houses of Parliament by Command of Her Majesty, 1883. London: Printed by Harrison and Sons, [1883]. *Slave Trade. No. 5 (1883). Convention between Her Majesty and the Sultan of Mohilla for the Suppression of Slavery and the Slave Trade. Signed at Doani, October 24, 1882. Presented to both Houses of Parliament by Command of Her Majesty. 1883. London: Harrison and Sons, [1883]. *Slave Trade. Treaty between Great Britain and Muscat. Concluded at Muscat, September 10, 1822. London: T.R. Harrison, [1842]. *Convention of Commerce between Her Majesty and His Highness the Imaum of Muscat, Signed at Zanzibar, May 31, 1839. Presented to both Houses of Parliament, by command of Her Majesty, 1841. London: T.R. Harrison, [1841]. *Slave Trade. No. 1 (1874). Treaty between her Majesty and the Sultan of Muscat for the Abolition of the Slave Trade. Signed at Muscat, April 14, 1873. Presented to both Houses of Parliament by Command of Her Majesty. 1874. London: Harrison and Sons, [1874]. *Treaty between Her Majesty and the Queen of Portugal, for the Suppression of the Traffick in Slaves. Signed at Lisbon, July 3, 1842. Presented to both Houses of Parliament, by Command of Her Majesty, 1842. London: T.R. Harrison, [1842]. *Additional Article to the Treaty Concluded at Lisbon, July 3, 1842, between her Majesty and the Queen of Portugal, for the Suppression of the Traffic in Slaves. Signed at Lisbon, October 22, 1842. Presented to both Houses of Parliament by Command of Her Majesty, 1843. London: T.R. Harrison, [1843]. *Convention between Her Majesty and the King of Portugal, Additional to the Treaty Signed at Lisbon, July 3, 1842, for the Suppression of the Traffic in Slaves. Signed at London, July 18, 1871. Presented to both Houses of Parliament by Command of Her Majesty. 1872. London: Harrison and Sons, [1872]. *Slave Trade. No. 6 (1874). Engagement of the Jemadar of Shuhr for the Abolition of the Slave Trade in His Dominions. Signed at Shuhr, November 17, 1873. Presented to both Houses of Parliament by Command of Her Majesty. 1874. London: Harrison and Sons, [1874]. *Slave Trade. No. 2 (1874). Treaty between Her Majesty and the Sultan of Zanzibar for the Suppression of the Slave Trade. Signed at Zanzibar, June 5, 1873. Presented to both Houses of Parliament by Command of Her Majesty. 1874. London: Harrison and Sons, [1874]. *Zanzibar. No. 1 (1876). Treaty between Her Majesty and the Sultan of Zanzibar, Supplementary to the Treaty for the Suppression of the Slave Trade of June 5, 1873. Signed at London, July 14, 1875. Presented to both Houses of Parliament by Command of Her Majesty. 1876. London: Harrison and Sons, [1876]. *Africa. No. 2 (1886). Correspondence Respecting Treaty of December 17, 1885, between France and Madagascar. Presented to Both Houses of Parliament by Command of Her Majesty. March 1886. London: Harrison and Sons, [1886]. Documents in English, French, Portuguese. Century of Diplomatic Blue Books. Offical inkstamps of the British Vice-Consulate in Antananarivo. Minor inked marginalia to one treaty.Text with lightest scattered foxing, tiny closed tear at upper gutter edge of first text leaf, slight edge-wear, rubbing to contemporary boards. An important near-fine volume in the history of slavery.

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        Colomba

      highly sought Edition (see Clouzot). Binding half morocco blue-gray Russian corners, smooth back slightly thinned, golden tail date marbled paper plates, guards and contreplats of handmade paper, covers and backs restored preserved, gilded head, elegant binding pastiche signed d Alix. Some foxing. Rare. Magen et Comon Paris 1841 13,5x22cm relié

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        Grammaire égyptienne, ou Principes généraux de l'écriture sacrée égyptienne appliquée a la représentation de la langue parlée... Publiée sur le manuscript autographe, par l'ordre de M. Guizot...

      Paris: Firmin Didot Fréres, 1836 [-1841]. First edition, rare in the original printed wrappers, of Champollion's monumental work on Egyptian grammar, which laid the foundations for all subsequent discoveries in Egyptology. It contains the first printed list of hierolglyphs (260 in all). "The Grammar set out Champollion's theory and classification of hieroglyphic signs, with their values and their equivalents in hieratic; in addition, it showed how the different parts of speech, including verb conjugations and noun declensions, were represented in hieroglyphic signs, with illustrative phrases taken from the monuments" (Robinson, The Revolutionary Life of Jean-Francois Champollion, 2012). Champollion himself had high expectations for his work. He is famously quoted for telling his brother Jacques-Joseph Champollion-Figeac: "To be honest, I hope that this will be my calling-card to posterity." We have been unable to locate any copy in original printed wrappers sold at auction. In 1799 Napoleon's army uncovered an ancient stele in the Nile delta, now commonly known as the Rosetta Stone. Its inscription, recorded in three distinct scripts - ancient Greek, Coptic, and hieroglyphic - would provide scholars with the first clues to unlocking the secrets of Egyptian hieroglyphs, a language lost for nearly two millennia. Born in Figeac, France, Champollion (1790-1832) became interested in hieroglyphs, and first learned about the Rosetta stone, on a childhood visit to Joseph Fourier, who was Napoleon's scientific advisor on his 1798 Egyptian expedition. As a boy he learnt many languages, including Hebrew, Arabic, Syriac, Chaldean and Chinese, and later added Coptic, Ethiopic, Sanskrit, Persian and others. To crack the code of the hieroglyphic script, Champollion started with Egyptian obelisks in Rome and papyri in European collections. In 1822 he gave a lecture, published as the Lettre à M. Dacier relative à l'alphabet des hiéroglyphes phonétiques, in which he identified hieroglyphic letters in royal names. He made his sole visit to Egypt in 1828-29, conducting the first systematic survey of the country's monuments, history and archaeology, and studying the tombs in the Valley of the Kings (a name he first coined). On his return, the first chair in Egyptian history and archaeology was created for him at the Collège de France. Champollion died on 4 March 1832 as a result of a stroke, while preparing the results of his expedition for publication. "After the first volume of Monuments de l'Égypte et de la Nubie came the publication in 1836 of Champollion's almost completed deathbed project, his Egyptian grammar ... it was published exactly as it stood in the manuscript, and dedicated by Champollion-Figeac to [Champollion's former teacher, Silvestre] de Sacy" (Robinson). Hieroglyphic writing had long fascinated scholars such as Athanasius Kircher in the seventeenth century and Georg Zoega in the eighteenth. As early as 1802, the Frenchman Silvestre de Sacy (1758-1838) and the Swede Johan David Akerblad (1763-1813) tried to penetrate the secrets of the Rosetta stone. Between 1814 and 1818, the artifact was studied by the celebrated English scientist Thomas Young, who had many of the same language skills as Champollion - but it would be Champollion who would eventually break the code. Champollion's quest really began in 1808, when he determined that fifteen signs of the demotic script corresponded with alphabetic letters in the Coptic language. He therefore concluded that this modern language held at least the last vestiges of that spoken by the ancient Egyptians. By 1818, after having examined an obelisk from Philae, he came to understand that some of the glyphs had a phonetic value and were thus part of an alphabet, even though other symbols were strictly symbolic ideograms. But his real breakthrough came with the Rosetta Stone. Others had examined this stele before him, but it was Champollion who recognized Ptolemy's name in Greek and demotic, and was thereby able to identify the hieroglyphic rendering. Champollion did not publish any of his decipherment work, concealing it from his competitors, until in 1822 he read his famous Letter to M. Dacier, the permanent secretary of the Académie des Inscriptions et des Belles Lettres. In this document he wrote: "I am convinced that the same hieroglyphic-phonetic signs used to represent the sound of Greek and Roman proper names were used in hieroglyphic texts carved long before the Greeks came to Egypt, and that these already reproduced sounds or articulation in the same way as the cartouches carved under the Greeks and Romans. The discovery of this precious and decisive fact is due to my work on pure hieroglyphic script. It would be impossible to prove it in the present letter without going into lengthy detail." Some of the conclusions presented in this Letter later had to be corrected, the definitive conclusions being presented in the Grammaire égyptienne and in the Dictionnaire Egyptien en écriture hiéroglyphique (1841). As explained in the Preface to the present work, publishing the original meticulous manuscript was a monumental effort, and required that all the different alphabetic languages (French, Latin, Greek, Coptic, etc.) were set in the usual way in type, blank spaces being left for the hieroglyphs. The typesetting was then transferred to lithographic plates where the hieroglyphs were engraved and then each page, including type and hieroglyphs, reprinted lithographically. This was the first time such a technique was used in France. The work consists of three parts, the first two (pp. 1-245 & 246-460) being issued together in 1836. The third part (pp. 461-555) was issued five years after the first two (colophon dated 1841). Copies in the original printed wrappers are recorded in two states, either all three parts bound together (as here), or in two volumes with the third part bound separately. Curiously the front wrapper refers only to the 'Première Partie', although the rear wrapper states that the work appeared in three parts. Brunet I, 1780; Gay, Bibliographie des ouvrages relatifs à l'Afrique et à l'Arabe, 1729. Folio, pp. [x], viii, xxiii, 555, [1]. Lithographed hieroglyphs throughout, some printed in red. Original printed wrappers (some wear and small tears, rear wrapper with a horizontal tear well repaired), entirely uncut.

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        Panorama de la baie de la Poste Ile de la Floriana Galapagos

      

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        Historique de la découverte improprement nommée Daguerréotype, précédée d'une notice sur son véritable inventeur feu M. Joseph-Nicéphore Niepce de Chalons-sur-Saone.

      Paris, Astier, 1841. ____ Première édition. Isidore Niepce décrit les recherches et découvertes de son père entre 1822 et 1827. Après la mort de celui-ci en 1833, il avait été l'associé de Daguerre, qui poursuivait seul ses travaux. Il démontre que c'est "Joseph Nicéphore Niepce (qui) est l'inventeur de la découverte qui consiste à reproduire spontanément, par l'action de la lumière, avec les dégradation des teintes, les images reçues dans la chambre noire. Et le procédé de M. Daguerre n'est qu'un admirable perfectionnement de cette découverte." Exemplaire complet de la planche hors-texte et du feuillet d'errata à la fin. Légères pointes de rousseurs. Relié à la suite : DAVANNE. Nicéphore Niepce, inventeur de la photographie. Paris, Gauthier-Villars, 1885. In-8 de 33 pp. (couvertures imprimées conservées). Conférence faite à Chalons-sur-Saône, pour l'inauguration de la statue de Nicéphore Niepce, le 22 juin 1885. Bon exemplaire. ***** First edition. " History of the Discovery improperly called 'Daguerreotype,' preceded by a notice of its real inventor, the late M. Joseph Nicephore Niepce, by his son, Isidore Niepce. Isidore Niepce describes the researches and discoveries of his father between 1822 and 1827. After his death in 1833, Joseph Nicephore Niepce had been the partner of Daguerre, who continued his work alone. Isidore demonstrates that his father is the inventor of the discovery, which consists in spontaneously reproducing, by the action of light, the images received in a dark room. Thus, "the process of M. Daguerre is but an admirable perfection of this discovery." In-8. Collation : 72, (2) pp., 1 planche. Demi-toile, étiquette en maroquin rouge, couvertures imprimées conservées. (Reliure du XXe.).

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        Die Posaune des jüngsten Gerichts über Hegel den Atheisten und Antichristen. Ein Ultimatum.

      Leipzig, Otto Wigand, 1841. 8vo. 168 S. Zeitgenössischer roter Leinenband mit Goldrückenprägung. Sauberer Zustand! Sehr seltene Erstausgabe, die anonym erschien, Bauer aber schnell als Autor publik wurde. - Bauer (1809-1882) war seinerzeit und mit der vorliegenden Arbeit federführend bei der theoretischen Begründung einer linkshegelianischen Auffassung. Er gehörte mit Ludwig Feuerbach, Karl Marx, Max Stirner, Friedrich Köppen und Arnold Ruge zum Kreis der \"Junghegelianer\". Nach dem Studium der Theologie an der Universität Berlin beim Hegelanhänger Philipp Konrad Marheineke und der Habilitation im Jahre 1834 ging er im Jahre 1839 nach Bonn, da er einen Lehrstuhl in Berlin für aussichtlos hielt. Er zog seinen Freund Karl Marx im Jahre 1841 nach Bonn nach, wo sie den Höhepunkt Ihrer Freundschaft erlebten. Die vorliegende Schrift, die in dieser Zeit publiziert wurde, sollte eine gemeinsame Fortsetzung erfahren. Das konservative Regiment des neuen Königs Friedrich Wilhelm IV. zerschlug aber auch hier alle Hoffnung, auch der Lehrstuhl in Bonn blieb eine Illusion. - In der vorliegenden Arbeit begründet er seine linkshegelianische Auffassung: \"Bauer spoke not in his own voice, but in the ironic guise of a conservative critic of Hegel, attributing to Hegel his own revolutionary views... (He) interpreted Hegel as sounding a call for revolution, to bring this state into being. Bauer claimed that the consequences of Hegel`s system were the overthrow of church and state; and that Hegel`s conservative critics were right to see him as the most dangerous adversary of the Restoration. Written ironically as pietistic denunciations, (he) attributed to Hegel a theory of infinite self-consciousness, in which the concept of substance and a transcendent absolute were necessary but self-annulling illusions... Bauer identified a tension in Hegel`s thought between Spinoza and Fichte, between inert, undifferentiated substance and creative form. The Posaune, however, argued that the Spinozist moment, though necessary to Hegel`s dialectic, was fully assimilated to infinite self-consciousness\" (Douglas Moggach, Stanford Encyclopaedia of Philosophy). - Vorrede und Eingang; I. Das religiöse Verhältniß als Substantialitäts-Verhältniß; II. Das Gespenst des Weltgeistes; III. Hegel`s Haß gegen Gott; IV. Haß gegen das Bestehende; V. Bewunderung der Franzosen und Verachtung gegen die Deutschen; VI. Zerstörung der Religion; VII. Haß gegen das Judenthum; VIII. Vorliebe für die Griechen; IX. Haß gegen die Kirche; X. Verachtung der heiligen Schrift und der heiligen Geschichte; XI. Die Religion als Product des Selbstbewußtseyns; XII. Auflösung des Christenthums; XIII. Haß gegen gründliche Gelehrsamkeit und das Latein-Schreiben. Versand D: 2,00 EUR

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        Traité théorique et pratique de la folie. Observations particulières et documens nécroscopiques.

      Paris, Béchet, (Rouen : impr. de Nicétas Périaux), 1841. ____ Première édition. Jean-Baptiste-Maximien Parchappe de Vinay (1800-1866) a cherché à établir des corrélations anatomocliniques entre les altérations de l'encéphale et les différentes maladies mentales. Il expose dans ce "Traité" plus de 300 cas cliniques examinés dans cette optique. Il était médecin chef de l'asile de Saint-Yon près de Rouen. Ouvrage rare. Semelaigne 1, 267. Relié à la suite : - CAZAUVIEILH, Jean-Baptiste. Du suicide, de l'aliénation mentale et des crimes contre les personnes : comparés dans leurs rapports réciproques. Recherches sur ce premier penchant chez les habitans des campagnes. Paris, Baillière, 1840. In-8 de (6), VI, 332 pp., 4 tableaux dépliants hors-texte. Première édition. L'auteur était médecin de l'hospice de Liancourt et ancien interne de la Salpêtrière. C'est ici son principal ouvrage, longuement analysé par Semelaigne 1, 279. Bel exemplaire.*****. In-8. Collation : IV, (2), 392 pp. Demi-basane bleue, dos orné. (Reliure de l'époque.).

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        THE RECEPTION OF THE REV. J. WILLIAMS AT TANNA, IN THE SOUTH SEAS, THE DAY BEFORE HE WAS MASSACRED. [and:] THE MASSACRE OF THE LAMENTED MISSIONARY, THE REV. J. WILLIAMS, AND MR. HARRIS.

      [London: George Baxter, ]. 1841 - Two oil-colored "Baxter prints," 8 x 12 inches each (visible dimensions within the mat). Matted and in contemporary burnished wood frames. A bit of light spotting, mostly in the sky of the second print, else in fine condition. A remarkable pair of rare and interesting prints depicting the mission to the South Seas by the Rev. John Williams, and his murder at the hands of natives on the island of Erromango. The prints were produced through an unusual oil-colored process invented by the pioneering British print- maker George Baxter, who was a close friend of Rev. Williams and who created these prints as a memorial to his friend, and as a way of raising funds for Williams' family. Rev. John Williams (1796-1839) was a member of the London Missionary Society, and was in the third group of missionaries to visit Tahiti, arriving there in 1817. Williams then went on to Australia, where he helped conduct the first Evangelical sevice in Van Diemen's Land, and he also preached in Raiatea in French Polynesia. In 1838 Williams sailed aboard the missionary ship Camden for the South Seas, visiting the island of Erromango, in what is now a southern province of Vanuatu, in late 1839. He was initially greeted warmly, but shortly after his arrival the natives of the island turned on him and his colleagues, killing Williams and a colleague. Those events are shown in these two prints. The first image shows Williams and his cohorts coming ashore in a small boat and being greeted - with a welcoming curiosity - by the natives. A chief of the natives urges his people to welcome the visitors, while Williams stands at the front of the small boat and another missionary displays colored cloths and a looking glass. The faint outline of the Camden and a few other small landing boats can be seen in the right side of the image, though it seems that Baxter never fully colored them in in this copy of the print. The second print is a scene of violent mayhem as the Rev. Williams, waist deep in the surf, is clubbed to death by attacking natives. Dozens of natives are shown running from the shore into the water in an effort to kill Williams and his colleagues, who attempt their escape by boat. Mr. Harris is seen on shore, being speared and clubbed to death. George Baxter, who produced these prints, was among the most innovative of British print-makers and a close friend of the Rev. Williams. Much of Baxter's output in the early 1840s was devoted to illustrations of missionary activities abroad, and Courtney Lewis says that "this period includes Baxter's best and most original work." Baxter (1804-1867) is credited with creating a method of using woodblocks to produce color prints, thereby making color prints commercially viable for the first time in Great Britain. Later he pioneered a printing method using colored oils, which is the method used to produce this pair of prints. Baxter produced a portait print of Rev. Williams in 1837 and others followed, and the two men became good friends. Lewis notes that when Williams left the Thames aboard the Camden, Baxter was one of the last people to see him off. When Baxter heard the news of Williams death he produced these prints and donated the proceeds to the missionary's family. Baxter drew the scenes based on the testimony of Mr. Leary, one of the survivors of the mission. He offered the prints as a pair, as they are here, or as a "book" accompanied by seven pages of descriptive text and called TWO SPECIMENS OF PRINTING IN OIL COLOURS. The prints could also be purchased in sepia, or fully colored, as here. The DNB says that Baxter produced some of his most poweful work for the missionary societies, and calls the print of the massacre of Rev. Williams "his most celebrated print in this context." OCLC locates only five copies of this pair of prints, at the National Library of Australia, the State Library of New South Wales, the National Library of New Zealand, the University of Toronto (Victoria University), and the Univer

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        THE RECEPTION OF THE REV. J. WILLIAMS AT TANNA, IN THE SOUTH SEAS, THE DAY BEFORE HE WAS MASSACRED. [with:] THE MASSACRE OF THE LAMENTED MISSIONARY, THE REV. J. WILLIAMS, AND MR. HARRIS

      [London: George Baxter, 1841. Two oil-colored "Baxter prints," 8 x 12 inches each (visible dimensions within the mat). Matted and in contemporary burnished wood frames. A bit of light spotting, mostly in the sky of the second print, else in fine condition. A remarkable pair of rare and interesting prints depicting the mission to the South Seas by the Rev. John Williams, and his murder at the hands of natives on the island of Erromango. The prints were produced through an unusual oil-colored process invented by pioneering British print-maker George Baxter, who was a close friend of Rev. Williams and who created these prints as a memorial to his friend, and as a way of raising funds for Williams' family. Rev. John Williams (1796-1839) was a member of the London Missionary Society, and was in the third group of missionaries to visit Tahiti, arriving there in 1817. He then went on to Australia, where he helped conduct the first Evangelical service in Van Diemen's Land. He also preached in Raiatea in French Polynesia. In 1838, Williams sailed aboard the missionary ship Camden for the South Seas, visiting the island of Erromango, in what is now a southern province of Vanuatu, in late 1839. He was initially greeted warmly, but shortly after his arrival the natives of the island turned on him and his colleagues, killing Williams and one other. Those events are shown in these two prints. The first image shows Williams and his cohorts coming ashore in a small boat and being greeted - with a welcoming curiosity - by the natives. A chief of the natives urges his people to welcome the visitors, while Williams stands at the front of the small boat and another missionary displays colored cloths and a looking glass. The faint outline of the Camden and a few other small landing boats can be seen in the right side of the image, though it seems that Baxter never fully colored them in this copy of the print. The second print is a scene of violent mayhem as the Rev. Williams, waist deep in the surf, is clubbed to death by natives. Dozens of natives are shown running from the shore into the water in an effort to kill Williams and his colleagues, who attempt their escape by boat. Mr. Harris is seen on shore, being speared and clubbed to death. George Baxter, who produced these prints, was among the most innovative of British print-makers and a close friend of the Rev. Williams. Much of Baxter's output in the early 1840s was devoted to illustrations of missionary activities abroad, and Courtney Lewis says that "this period includes Baxter's best and most original work." Baxter (1804-67) is credited with creating a method of using woodblocks to produce color prints, thereby making color prints commercially viable for the first time in Great Britain. Later he pioneered a printing method using colored oils, which is the method used to produce this pair of prints. Baxter produced a portrait print of Rev. Williams in 1837, and others followed, and the two men became good friends. Lewis notes that when Williams left the Thames aboard the Camden, Baxter was one of the last people to see him off. When Baxter heard the news of Williams' death, he produced these prints and donated the proceeds to the missionary's family. Baxter drew the scenes based on the testimony of Mr. Leary, one of the survivors of the mission. He offered the prints as a pair, as they are here, or as a "book" accompanied by seven pages of descriptive text and called TWO SPECIMENS OF PRINTING IN OIL COLOURS.... The prints could be purchased in sepia, or fully colored, as here. The DNB says that Baxter produced some of his most powerful work for the missionary societies, and calls the print of the massacre of Rev. Williams "his most celebrated print in this context." OCLC locates only five copies of this pair of prints, at the National Library of Australia, State Library of New South Wales, National Library of New Zealand, University of Toronto (Victoria University), and University of Hawaii at Manoa. Rare and fascinating images of a little- known event in the missionary history of the South Pacific. Lewis, GEORGE BAXTER (COLOUR PRINTER) HIS LIFE AND WORK 82a, 82b, p.93. OCLC 154637564, 16336100. AUSTRALIAN DICTIONARY OF BIOGRAPHY (online), Vol. 2, pp.599-600.

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        Papers respecting New South Wales.

      Colonial Office ... 26th April 1841. R. Vernon Smith. Ordered to be printed 26th April 1841.. 4to. rebound in black leather. 64pp. 6 folded colour maps at rear. Very good, some foxing, some notes on margins of page 16. 1. Copy of or extracts from a despatch of the Governor of New South Wales, of October 1840, to the Secretary of State for the Colonies, transmitting resolutions of the Legislative Council ... respecting the application of about 597,000l. of the colonial revenue to defray police and gaol establishments, from the 1st of July 1835 to the 31st December 1841; also,2.Copy of a despatch, dated 28th September 1840, from the 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 ...3. Copy of the report of a Committee of the Legislative Council at Sydney on immigration ... with the despatch, or extract therefrom, of the Governor of New South Wales, transmitting the above report to the Secretary of State for the Colonies. Scarce. .

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        Panorama vom Schneeberge in Nieder-Oesterreich, und Hemiorama vom Wechsel an der österreichisch-steiermärkischen Grenze. Nebst Andeutungen zur Ersteigung dieser Berge und einer Karte des Schneeberges.

      Wien, Rohrmann, 1841. 36 S. OPp. Mit den beiden Panoramen von Jos. Häufler und Joh. Wedl, der Karte und den beiden Ansichten. Durch kleine Leinenstreifen werden die Panoramen `gesichert`. - Leicht stockfleckig, fleckig, Gbrsp. - Selten. Versand D: 7,00 EUR Austriaca; Niederösterreich

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