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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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        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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        Théâtre choisi. Précédé d

      Tresse, et Chez L

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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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        The Pictorial History of England: Being A History of The People As Well As A History of The Kingdom

      London: Charles Knight & Co, 1841. PICTORIAL EDITION. 6 vols., thick large octavo, 10-3/8" x 7-1/4", additional engraved title-pages, profusely illustrated. Bound in 1/2 tan calf, ribbed gilt decorated spines, gilt lettered maroon spine labels, small scuff to foot of volume 3, hinges fine, overall VERY GOOD.

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        Nouvelle vénerie Normande

      1841. Avranches, E. Tostain, Imprimeur-Editeur, 1841. In-8, demi-basane, dos lisse orné de filets et titre dorés, viii p., 407 p., bandeaux. Edition originale. Dos insolé. La Ie partie présente les chiens courants normands et anglais, leur élevage, dressage, le piqueur, le valet limier... La IIe est consacrée a la chasse du lièvre, du cerf, du chevreuil, du sanglier, du loup, du renard, la troisième partie à la pathologie canine la IVe la législation, la Ve au vocabulaire du veneur, enfin la VIé : souvenirs d'un chasseur, chasse au sanglier, une Saint-Hubert à Chantilly et une chasse au blaireau. Thiébaud, 578., Cet ouvrage faisait partie de la bibliothèque du Commandant Garnier, lui-même auteur cynégétique à qui l'on doit le "Traité complet de la chasse aux alouettes" & "176 anecdotes cynégétiques". Français relié D'OccasionBonétat

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        The Garland of Scotia - A musical wreath of Scottish Song with descriptive and historical notes

      W Mitchison 1841 - In good to very good condition in places. Very scarce 1st edition with original binding of brown blind tooled buckram with gilt titles to spine. The buckram is worn and rubbed in places and fore edge corners bumped. One or two small splits to the cloth to the spine area not affecting the binding or security of the boards. Ownership details and owners embossed stamp of Dr John Beck of Belfast, neatly to the title page. Some foxing and age discolouration to the pages. 192pp 22cm x 14cm approx. A scarce collection of the ancient music and song of Scotland with descriptive and historical notes. Musical scores are provided where available. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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

      Otto Wigand, Leipzig 1841 - 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. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Eleonora in The Gift: A Christmas and New Year's Present for 1842

      Carey and Hart: Philadelphia, 1841 Contains first appearance of Eleonora by Poe. Small octavo full russet decorated calf stamped in gilt. All edges gilt. Front inner hinge cracked but sound. One signature slightly pulled. Very good.

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        The Skating Party

      Tile and Bogue, London - Original engraving on steel. Date 1841. Published in Cruikshank's Omnibus, London: Tile and Bogue, 1842. Illustrates the article, The Artificial Floor for Skating. Size: 6 by 9 ½ inches. Some light wear at the peripheries and two light rust marks, else a fine, clean image. A fine example of an early use of steel for engravings. [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        Procès des Templiers

      Paris, imp. Royale, 1841-1851, 2 vol. in 4°, de VI-681pp. & VIII-540pp., cartonnage éditeur beige, qq. coins très lég. usés, rares rousseurs, bon exemplaire. Edition originale rare. Les 2 volumes ont paru à 10 ans d'intervalle. C'est la publication in extenso (en latin) de l'enquête menée à Paris par les commissaires du Pape, avec l'interrogatoire subit par le Grand-Maître et 231 Chevaliers ou frères servants. Cet interrogatoire fut conduit lentement et minutieusement par de hauts dignitaires ecclésiastiques, et de ce fait mérite plus de confiance que les aveux extorqués sous la torture par les inquisiteurs juste après l'arrestation. ¶ Dessubré n°717.

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        Lettera autografa firmata a ''Reverendo Padre e Fratello dilettissimo''. (Torino), 30 luglio 1841

      1841. 1 pagina in-4, in cui Pellico descrive nel dettaglio al padre e al fratello una brutta caduta della Marchesa di Barolo. Dalla missiva si evince lo stretto legame che legò Pellico e Juliette Colbert: un'amicizia fedele e profonda rinsaldata nel tempo da una strettissima comunanza di ideali e da un proficuo rapporto di collaborazione. ''..la signora Marchesa ha rischiato ieri di ammazzarsi.. fu una caduta con forte colpo dell'occipite al muro e con danno dei lombi.. ''. Giulia di Barolo fu celebre filantropa e serva di Dio.

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        Journals of Two Expeditions of Discovery in North-West and Western Australia During the Years 1837, 38, and 39; Describing Many Newly Discovered, Important and Fertile Districts; with Observations on the Aboriginal Inhabitants, etc.

      London: T & W Boone , 1841. 2 Volumes: Volume I, xiv+412 pages with black and white frontispiece, 5 color and 5 black and white plates, 11 in text illustrations, 2 maps in pocket. Volume II, viii+482 pages with color frontispiece, 10 black and white plates, 17 in text illustrations, lacks four page prospectus for Gould's Birds of Australia. Royal Octavo (" x 6") Issued in brown cloth with gilt lettering to spine. [Ferguson 3228] 1st edition.Grey is best known for his expeditions in the north-west interior of the continent, which resulted in the discover of the Glenelg River, Stephen Range and Mount Lyell. As a young lieutenant, he had made a proposal to the Colonial Office to mount an expedition to the north-west coast of Australia for the purposes of establishing a settlement there for starving Irish peasants. His plans were approved and he sailed for Australia in the Beagle in 1837. He wen on to mount two expedition in the north-west in 1838 and 1839 which yielded particularly important geographical discoveries: "His expeditions were the first to examine the previously ignored north-west interior of the continent and he discovered much useful territory. The inland explorations of Grey and Lushington (his deputy) complemented by the associated coastal explorations of Wickham and Stokes in the Beagle, were a major advance in the discovery of the Australian continent" (Wantrup, p 206) Condition:Recased with original spines laid on, scattered foxing, corners bumped. Else a very good copy.

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        Journals Of Two Expeditions Of Discovery In North-West And Western Australia, During The Years 1837, 38, And 39, Under The Authority Of Her Majesty's Government

      T And W Boone, London, 1841.. 2 Volumes. 8vo. brown cloth hardcovers. pp.412,482. colour & b/w plates, 2 folding maps at rear of vol.1. Good, some foxing, wear to cover corners & bottom edges, covers faded. Some foxing on plates. Solid copies, hinges intact. .

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        Dioptrische Untersuchungen.

      Göttingen, Dieterich, 1841 - 1 Bl., 34 S. (ohne das Errata-Blatt). Erste Ausgabe. - Honeyman 1457. "By far Gauss` greatest achievement in the field of optics was his Dioptrische Untersuchungen ." G. Waldo Dunnington: Carl Friedrich Gauss. Titan of Science. New York 1955. S. 171). - "In the same year [Gauss] finished Dioptrische Untersuchungen (1841), in which he analyzed the path of light through a system of lenses and showed, among other things, that any system is equivalent to a properly chosen single lens. Although Gauss said that he had possessed the theory forty years before and considered it too elementary to publish, it has been labelled his greatest work by one of his scientific biographers (Clemens Schäfer, in Werke, XI, pt. 2, sec. 2, 189ff.). In any case, it was his last significant scientific contribution" (DSB V, 306). - Es fehlt das Errata-Blatt. Titel etw. fleckig und mit Quetschfalte, sonst etw. gebräunt. - *** Matthäus TRUPPE * Stubenberggasse 7 * A-8010 GRAZ *** - Sprache: Deutsch Gewicht in Gramm: 300 Gr.-8°. Interims-Brosch. der Zeit (Gebrssprn.). [Attributes: First Edition]

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        James Hatfield and the Beauty of Buttermere: A Story of Modern Times. Three Volumes

      London: Henry Colburn, 1841 Three volumes. Three-quarter leather over marbled boards with raised bands and gilt on spine. Six engravings by Robert Cruikshank. Boards have edge wear, scratches, scuffs, rubbed corners/spine. Bindings tight. Small bookstore sticker inside volume one. Minor foxing. Minor age spots. Rare title in very nice condition.. Three-Quarter Leather. Very Good+. Illus. by Cruikshank, Robert. Book.

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        The History of England

      London: T. Cadell, Strand, 1841. Full leather. Very good. London: T. Cadell, Strand, 1841. Full leather. Six volumes. Octavo. The History of England From The Invasion of Julius Cæsar To The Revolution N 1688, by David Hume. Bound in full tan morocco, double gilt rule to boards, spine in six compartments between raised bands and floral gilt decorations, black and red title labels, portrait illustration frontispiece.

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        The Old Curiosity Shop.

      4to, original cloth sometime rebacked preserving original spine, marbled endpapers, marbled edges; with illustrations by George Cattermole and Hablot K. Browne; short strip of clear tape at hinge of upper pastedown but very good. First separate issue.

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        Chess Player's Chronicle, The

      London : R Hastings, 1841. 432 pages with diagrams. Octavo (8 3/4" x 5 3/4") bound in period cloth with blind stamped covers with gilt insignia, and gilt decoration and lettering to spine. Title in red and green. Volume II (2). (Betts: 7-1) First edition.The Chess Player's Chronicle, founded by Howard Staunton and extant from 1841–56 and 1859–62, was the world's first successful English-language magazine devoted exclusively to chess. Various unrelated but identically or similarly named publications were published until 1902. The earliest chess magazine in any language was the French Le Palamède, published in 1836-39 and 1842-47. In 1837 George Walker introduced an English-language magazine, the Philidorian, that was devoted to "chess and other scientific games". Only six issues of it were published, and it "expired in May, 1838". The Chess Player's Chronicle became the first successful English-language chess magazine. In 1840 or 1841 Staunton bought the fortnightly magazine The British Miscellany and Chess Player's Chronicle. In 1841 it became The Chess Player's Chronicle. In 1843, the Chess Player's Chronicle became a shilling monthly magazine. Staunton "made the inclusion of a large number of games by himself and other leading players of the day a special feature" of the magazine. He also used the magazine as a forum for attacking others. Staunton was the owner and editor of the magazine until the early 1850s, when he sold it to R.B. O'Brien. O'Brien became editor of the magazine, but was unable to continue its success and discontinued it in 1856 because of financial losses and his own illness. It reappeared in 1859 under the editorship of Ignatz Kolisch, Zytogorski, and Josef Kling, but survived only until July 1862. Thereafter, a number of magazines appeared with the same or similar name (such as Chess Players' Chronicle) appeared. Arthur Skipworth, assisted by William Wayte and Charles Ranken, wrote The Chess Players' Quarterly Chronicle, which was published in York from February 1868 to December 1871. Skipworth, who had left Bilsdale for Tetford Rectory, Horncastle, and John Wisker became the editors of the new The Chess Players' Chronicle in February 1872. Johann Löwenthal began writing for it in 1873. The magazine ran until 1875. In January 1876, it was succeeded by The Chess Player's Chronicle, whose editor-in-chief was J. Jenkin of Helensburgh. Its editorial staff consisted of Jenkin, Skipworth, Ranken, Wayte, and Andrew Hunter of Glasgow. Billed as a "monthly record of provincial chess", it was published at Glasgow, costing sixpence. Its short run under Jenkin's editorship was marked by xenophobia. The February issue stated that the West End Club had "cleared away the disturbing foreign element which infected the Divan" and referring to Wilhelm Steinitz as "the hot-headed little Austrian". Its third and last issue was published in March. The magazine reappeared in January 1877. It was now under Ranken's editorship, assisted by J. Crum, G. B. Fraser, Skipworth, and Wayte. The first issue apologized for "certain offensive statements and insinuations, seriously affecting the honor of some eminent players", and explained that some members of the present editorial staff had only contributed games and other inoffensive material to it in 1875. Ranken continued to edit the magazine until September 1880. In 1881, the title was enlarged to The Chess Player's Chronicle

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        Die große Chronik. Geschichte des Krieges des Verbündeten Europas gegen Napoleon Bonaparte, in den Jahren 1813, 1814 und 1815. 7 Bände

      Sehr umfassende Gesamtdarstellung über den Verlauf der Befreiungskriege gegen Frankreich. Praktisch sämtliche Schlachten und Gefechte im fraglichen Zeitraum finden Erwähnung. Ein chronologisches Register im letzten Band hilft bei der Auffindung spezieller Ereignisse. Halbledereinband, mit sw-Abb. und Karten. Braunschweig: Verlag von Georg Westermann 1841. Zusammen ca. 3000 Seiten.

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        London and its Environs containing the Boundaries of the Metropolitan Boroughs the different Railroads andamp Stations the new cemeteries roads docks canals and all modern improvements

      

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        Manuale di dritto civile ossia comentario sul codice civile contenente la spiegazione isolata di ciascun articolo... del Sig. Boileux. Riveduta dal Sig. Poncelet ... Prima edizione napolitana per le cure di Antonio Tosti. Tomo primo, secondo (Napoli, Stabilimento tipografico all'insegna dell'ancora, 1842) e terzo (Napoli, Stabilimento tipografico all'insegna dell'ancora, 1843)

      dalla tipografia di Carlo Cataneo, 1841. In 8, pp. XV+619, 827, 910+54 di tavole. Rilegatura coeva m. pelle con fregi e titoli impressi in oro sul dorso. Testo su due colonne. Tagli sup. bruniti. Lievi abrasioni ai lati delle copp. Fioriture, peraltro lievi, alle prime e alle ultime carte dei tre volumi

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        A Winter in the Azores; and a Summer at the Baths of the Furnas.

      London: John Van Hoorst Paternoster Row 1841 - FIRST EDITION. 2 vols. 8vo. (23 x 14.5cm). pp. xiv, 375; ix, 390, [2], [8, ads]. Original publisher's blind-stamped blue-grey cloth, yellow coated endpapers, gilt titles to spine. 2 original hand-coloured lithograph frontispieces and 29 engraved vignettes. Spines a little faded,extremities of spines expertly repaired, generally a very nice clean copy. Old ownership inscription to verso of f.f.e.p. (Abbey, Travel, 72) [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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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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        The History of Surrey, by Edward Wedlake Brayley. Assisted by John Britton and E.W. Brayley, Junior. The Geological Section by Gideon Mantell.

      Dorking: Robert Best Ede, 1841-48. First Editions. 5 volumes as 10 parts. Publisher's original embossed purple cloth with gilt titles to evenly faded spines, yellow e.p.s. , edges untrimmed. Illustrated with 127 full page steel engraved plates by Thomas Allom, Thompson and olthers (some folding), with tissue guard, 2 vignettes and 4 coats of arms. The geological sketch is by Gideon Mantell. Binding rubbed and marked; some foxing, mostly to page edges and frontispieces. Bookplate to paste downs. A tight set.

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        Exotic Conchology : Or, Figures and Descriptions of Rare, Beautiful, or Undescribed Shells, Drawn on Stone From the Most Select Specimens

      London: Henry G. Bohn 1841. 39, plus plates, pp. Contemporary half maroon morocco over marbled boards. In a brown cloth solander box with dark brown leather title label to spine. All edges gilt. Marbled endpapers. Boards detached and gilt spine loose. Textblock split with leaves loose. 39 pages of descriptive text followed by the plates. With 47 only (of 48) fine hand-coloured lithographic plates. Plates clean with no foxing or staining. Colours bright. Sold as is, with all faults. . Fair. Half Morocco. Second Edition. 1841. 4to..

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        Incidents of Travel in Central America Chiapas and Yucatan

      

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        The Adventures of Obadiah Oldbuck

      Tilt and Bogue 1841 - Rare copy of the true first English language comicin the original boards with gilt cover. Many copies from the era have been rebound but the present copy is original. Exceptional and important. Some peeling at top left and bottom right as seen in photo. Otherwise very solid. Topffer's influence would influence generations to come. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        MÜNCHEN. - Karolinenplatz. "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.

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        The Pic Nic Papers. By various hands. Edited by Charles Dickens.

      8vo., 3 volumes sometime bound by Rivière & Son in full dark green morocco, boards with french fillet panel, spines lettered and decorated in gilt, original boards bound in at rear. Frontispieces and plates by George Cruikshank, Phiz, &c. A little rubbing to joints, gilt on spines a little dulled otherwise a very good set preserved in marbled paper covered slipcase. First edition, 2nd issue, with the corrected 'young publisher' in the preface. The Pic-Nic Papers was composed of miscellaneous pieces by various authors. It was originated by Dickens to benefit the widow and children of 28-year old publisher John Macrone, who died suddenly in 1837. Dickens had begun soliciting submissions in 1838, and he eventually contributed the "Introduction" and one short story "The Lamplighter's Story". Other contributors included William Harrison Ainsworth, Thomas Moore, Leitch Ritchie and Agnus Strickland. Macrone's widow eventually received 450 pounds from this charitable publication.

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        The Pic Nic Papers By various hands

      

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        Fisica de' Corpi Ponderabili ossia Trattato della Costituzione Generale de' Corpi del Cavaliere.

      Turin: Stamperia Reale, 1837-1841. First edition, a very fine copy, of one of the great rarities of chemistry. This monumental work is the only large-scale publication of Avogadro (1776-1856), famous for his eponymous hypothesis (1811) that equal volumes of all gases at the same pressure and temperature contain the same number of molecules. Although his molecular hypothesis is widely considered to be Italy's great contribution to chemistry in the 19th century, his 1811 memoir was largely ignored for another half century, partly because it was published first in Italian (when Italy was at the periphery of scientific research) and subsequently only in minor French, German and English scientific journals. Emil Offenbacher, the distinguished dealer who specialized in chemistry, wrote (cat. 39, item 4, 1986) "a complete set [of the present work] is today of great rarity". ABPC/RBH list just four other copies between the Honeyman sale (1978) and the present copy. ?Norman 89; Honeyman 168; Sparrow, Milestones of Science 16 [1811 memoir]. The purpose of the Fisica was clearly outlined in the dedication (vol. I, p. ii): "In my studies I especially pursued that section of physics dealing with the general constitution of ponderable bodies and, accordingly, with the quality of their component molecules, with the forces by which these molecules are stimulated, and with the capacities of different bodies for caloric, and with the density and elastic forces of their vapors." For Avogadro, 'ponderable bodies' were formed by tightly joined molecules having a sensible mass; 'imponderable fluids,' on the other hand, were diffused everywhere in space, surrounding molecules of ponderable bodies and subject to vibrational motion. These fluids were of two types: the first, which included electricity and magnetism, moved around the molecules of sensible bodies, adhered to their surfaces, caused them to move, but did not have any influence on their constitution; the second, which included caloric and light, were thought to be either single molecules which gathered around ponderable molecules but did not cause them to move, or fluids which were diffused everywhere in space, but were possibly subject to vibrational motion extending from one ponderable particle to the next. The first volume covered the structure of matter at a given temperature. Avogadro set out his ideas concerning molecular structure, and then discussed mathematical and mechanical problems involving the equilibrium of molecular forces with external forces. He used Poisson's theory of the attractive and repulsive forces acting on molecules to examine the interaction between two adjacent molecules and the caloric molecules surrounding them. "The importance of this discussion cannot be over-emphasized. It provided a detailed exposition of Avogadro's system of molecular forces and actions, as functions of a molecule's distance, form and number" (Morselli, p. 306). Almost two-thirds of the first volume is devoted to the study of crystallization. He examined in great detail how the form of crystals could be related to the structure of the elementary molecules. The first section of the second volume was devoted to the constitution of liquids, particularly capillarity. The second section dealt with the constitution of gases and air-like fluids, beginning with the study of air and barometric pressure, followed by a description of the experimental methods adopted by Boyle and Mariotte which led them to 'Boyle's law.' "The discussion ... introduced Avogadro's explanation of the behavior of gaseous substances and strikingly illustrated the conceptual path by which, in 1811, he had formulated his hypothesis. The concluding section of Volume Two of Fisica contained both a review of the principal essays on molecular constitution which had appeared after 1811, and a number of considerations on the possibility of applying to organic compounds the generalizations which, in Avogadro's view, guided the behavior of gaseous compounds during their formation" (Morselli, p. 310-311). The third volume treated the influence of temperature on the constitution of bodies. The first of its two books examined the concepts of caloric and temperature and their relationship, and reviewed the specific heats of gaseous and non-gaseous bodies and their temperature dependence. The second book treated the effect of temperature on the volume of bodies, and the laws of expansion and condensation of solids and liquids. Avogadro also discussed the expansion and compression of gases, and the dependence of their specific heats on pressure. Volume Four continued Avogadro's discussion of the influence of temperature on the constitution of bodies, particularly the theory of evaporation and condensation. He discussed the densities of vapors and their relationship to the densities of the liquids producing them, as well as the absorption and evolution of heat observed in the dissolution of solids. Specific heats of gases were again investigated, especially their relation with those of the same substances in the liquid state. Amedeo Avogadro (1776-1856) "was the son of Filippo Avogadro, conte di Quaregna e Cerreto, a distinguished lawyer and senator in the Piedmont region of northern Italy. Avogadro graduated in jurisprudence in 1792 but did not practice law until after receiving his doctorate in ecclesiastical law four years later. In 1801 he became secretary to the prefecture of Eridano. Beginning in 1800 Avogadro privately pursued studies in mathematics and physics, and he focused his early research on electricity. In 1804 he became a corresponding member of the Academy of Sciences of Turin, and in 1806 he was appointed to the position of demonstrator at the academy's college. Three years later he became professor of natural philosophy at the Royal College of Vercelli, a post he held until 1820 when he accepted the first chair of mathematical physics at the University of Turin. Due to civil disturbances in the Piedmont, the university was closed and Avogadro lost his chair in July 1822. The chair was reestablished in 1832 and offered to the French mathematical physicist Augustin-Louis Cauchy. A year later Cauchy left for Prague, and on November 28, 1834, Avogadro was reappointed" (Britannica). "The considerable amount of time at his disposal in the period preceding the end of his enforced retirement provided a favorable opportunity for him to plan and carry out the writing of a huge treatise, which appeared in four volumes published from 1837 to 1841. A work of such magnitude (almost 4000 pages) on physics had never before been published in Italy. In this sense, it represents a landmark for the historian of Italian science" (Morselli, p. 303). "Avogadro married Felicita Mazzé of Biella in 1815; together they had six children. Home-loving, industrious, and modest, he rarely left Turin. His minimal contact with prominent scientists and his habit of citing his own results increased his isolation. Although he argued in 1845 that his molecular hypothesis for determining atomic weights was widely accepted, considerable confusion still existed over the concept of atomic weights at that time. Avogadro's hypothesis began to gain broad appeal among chemists only after his compatriot and fellow scientist Stanislao Cannizzaro demonstrated its value in 1858, two years after Avogadro's death. Many of Avogadro's pioneering ideas and methods anticipated later developments in physical chemistry. His hypothesis is now regarded as a law, and the value known as Avogadro's number (6.02214179 × 1023), the number of molecules in a gram molecule, or mole, of any substance, has become a fundamental constant of physical science" (Britannica). Morselli, Amedeo Avogadro: a scientific biography, 1984 (see Chapter 7, Avogardo's Opus Magnum: Fisica dei Corpi Punderabili (1837-1841),' for a very detailed analysis of the present work). 4 volumes, thick 8vo (228 x 146 mm), bound in four fine contemporary half calf with gilt cloth title labels. Fully complete: pp. (6), XXXI, (1), 910; (2), 980, (2); (2), XIII, (1), 932, (2); XIII, (1), 926, (2), LIII, (1), (2) and 18 folding lithographed plates. Fresh and clean throughout, a very fine set.

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

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

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

      Turin: Tipografico Fontana, 1841. Two volumes, octavo, with four lithograph plates; a very good copy in old marbled boards. First Italian edition and very scarce: a most important book for California and Hawaii.Duhaut-Cilly was a French trader who reached Yerba Buena in 1827, and in the next two years visited most of the missions, presidios, and pueblos of Alta California. No other traveller had visited so many of the Californian establishments, and his is the best contemporary account of the region. He also describes at some length his 1828 visit to the Hawaiian Islands, and includes a vocabulary of the Hawaiian language.The plates show San Francisco, San Luis Rey, Fort Ross and Hawaii. This is the second edition of the book, much expanded with additional chapters from its first appearance in French in 1834, which is now extremely rare (John Howell Books conjectured in their catalogue 50 that only about a dozen copies survive); there has never been an English edition. The book evidently struck a chord in Italy: another edition appeared in Naples in 1842.'This is an important edition... It includes, for the first time, in book form, an essay by Dr. Paolo Emilio Botta, Osservazioni sugli abitanti delle isole Sandwich e della California (Observations on the inhabitants of the Sandwich Islands and California). His Hawaiian observations are on pp. 339-359, followed by an Italian-Hawaiian vocabulary... and a list of Hawaiian numerals. Dr Botta's observations on California [are] also new to this edition... ' (Forbes).Duhaut-Cilly's work was one of the eighty books selected by the Zamorano Club in California for their famous exhibition of books important for the history of that state. Appropriately, this copy once belonged to the club and has their duplicate release note over the club's bookplate in each volume. Sympathetically rebacked.

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        Mr. Barlow's Magnicent Exhibition Hobart Town, Van Dieman's Land, Sydney, New South Wales Painted on the Spot by the Proprietor & Assistants at an Immense Expense. Is now open at 33, Red Lion Square, Holborn.

      London: 1841. Printed hand-bill, 190 x 125 mm. A charming and very rare survival, advertising one of the earliest Australian panoramas to be shown in London. The work, by Edward Barlow but borrowing heavily from the Tasmanian Thomas Peck, was based on the contraption invented by the Frenchman Thiodon, who used mechanical devices, models, and lighting to create a sort of motion picture or "mechanical theatre". A smash wherever it was promoted, Barlow had some success in Sydney with the show, which must have encouraged him to take it to London. Such handbills, the most fugitive of printed history, are almost unrecorded, and we do not know of another example relating to Barlow's show.In 1833 George Peck created the "Theatre of Arts" in Hobart, basing it on Thiodon's theatre from London; he described the effect as 'forming a charming coup d'oeil, that will delight and surprise the beholder.' Peck's theatre had tremendous success for several years (see a terrific article by Robyn Lake, 'Adventures in Cybersound', online), but at some time seems to have been sold or leased to Barlow, who had arrived in Sydney on board the Lord Goderich in 1836. An arts entrepreneur, whilst in Sydney he tried his hand at a range of professions including lithographer, printer, architect and surveyor. In turn, Peck arrived in Sydney in 1838, and Barlow took over and hosted his own exhibition in Sydney in 1840. Whilst retaining many of the scenes, Barlow commissioned the scene painter George Keough to create Drop Scenes with more 'local content', presumably views and subjects relating to Sydney and surrounding area. The Sydney Herald reviewed the exhibition on 11 May 1840: 'We recommend all who have not seen this amusing exhibition to pay a visit forthwith. The scenery is, generally speaking well painted, and the automation works admirably. The price of admission is moderate, one and six pence for front seats and one shilling for back seats... The view of the Royal Hotel in flames is a vivid representation of that calamity.'In 1841 Barlow took the exhibition to London and exhibited it in his rooms at 33 Red Lion Square, where it also appears to have run for several months. An article appeared in the Sydney Gazette (12 February 1842) which notes 'We perceive by the late English Newspapers, that E.D. Barlow, formerly of the Theatre of Arts, Bridge Street Sydney, is exhibiting in London his panoramic views of Sydney and its environs, and of Hobart Town with Mount Wellington in the distance. Mr.Barlow has also had printed flaming hand-bills, setting forth the numerous beauties of the different localities depicted in his panorama, and containing quotations from the Sydney journals in proof of the accuracy of the representations. The exhibition and Mr.Peck's model of Hobart Town must give the English public a better idea of the extent of the capitals of New South Wales and Van Diemen's Land than it is possible to convey by any description.'. Fine.

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

      London: T. and W. Boone, 1841. Two volumes, octavo, with 22 plates (six handcoloured), and two large loose folding maps, illustrations in the text; related newspaper clippings circa 1900 pasted to last blank of second volume; a most attractive set in the publisher's decorated purple cloth. A fascinating account of coastal and inland exploration of the north-west coast of Western Australia and the Kimberley region. Captain Grey's account is both informative and accessible, featuring a rich selection of plates including stunning images of Wandjina paintings from the north-western Kimberley. Furthermore, the work is esteemed for its scientific appendices: on birds by John Gould; on mammals, reptiles, amphibians by John Edward Gray; and insects by Adam White.The two-volume set contains the accounts of both expeditions led by Grey, the first along the West Australian coast and the second in the north-west. Although beset by natural disasters, diminished provisions, exhaustion, shipwreck and numerous attacks by local Aboriginal tribes, Grey and his men made important discoveries in this vast and poorly charted wilderness.Despite turbulent relations with Aboriginal tribes Grey was fascinated by the art and cultures he encountered. In this respect his Journals of Two Expeditions of Discovery form a valuable record of early contact in Western Australia and the Kimberley. Grey was intrigued by the ghostly rock paintings he discovered and became the first white man to see a Wandjina painting at a site on the Glenelg River in the Kimberley. He wrote 'looking over some bushes, at the sandstone rocks which were above us, I suddenly saw from one of them a most extraordinary large figure peering down upon me. Upon examination, this proved to be a drawing at the entrance to cave, which, on entering, I found to contain, besides, many remarkable paintings'. Realising the significance of the discovery, he went to considerable lengths to sketch, measure and describe the figures, which are printed here as four arresting lithographic plates.The first volume of this set conforms to the first issue points noted in Australian Rare Books while the second volume includes additional publisher's advertisements indicating a later issue. Endpapers renewed.

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        Viagem ao interior da Nova Hollanda, obra moral, critica e recreativa... Por V.J.A.

      Lisbon: Vicente Jorge de Castro; Sociedade Propagadora dos Conhecimentos Uteis, 1841. Three volumes bound in one, small octavo; in contemporary marbled sheep preserved in folding cloth case. A rare Portuguese imaginary voyage to Australia, not recorded by most of the commentators on the genre. In Viagem ao interior da Nòva Hollanda the anonymous Portuguese narrator, tired of the 'pernicioso contágio da imoralidade' (pernicious contagion of immorality) which is afflicting his homeland, travels from Liverpool to New South Wales in 1836 as manservant to a lord. He spends several years in the colony, and travels extensively in the interior. Fulsome descriptions of the social life of Sydney and the beauties of Australia are used, particularly in the description of the utopian 'Vale da Razão' (Valley of Reason). The society, which is somewhere between a 'pure' and 'representative' monarchy, is ruled by a Grand Council, half of the members of which are elected by householders of both sexes regardless of class, and the other half by the monarch. Ferguson comments on the narrator's hope that 'this new nation will be forever free from the vices of the old world'. Aguiar makes the point that his choice of Australia for the setting of his utopia is entirely arbitrary. He admits to no knowledge of the region he has chosen, and in his prologue, unlike the more conventional utopias, he takes pains to explain that he has no wish to fool the reader into believing that such a journey ever actually took place.Little is known of Vasco José de Aguiar (died October 1855) except that he was secretary of the Conselho de Saude Publica do Reino (Public Health Board) in Lisbon. In his spare time he was the author of two utopian narratives, Viagem ao interior da Nòva Hollanda (below) and Verdades Sonhadas (True Dreams), the latter being a collection of short tales, one of which is a grim satire on human folly and moral corruption in the form of an interplanetary voyage. Moderate sporadic browning, a good copy joints a bit worn.

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

      Turin: Stabilimento Tipografico Fontana, 1841. Two volumes, octavo, four wood-engraved plates, errata page present at end of first volume; a really handsome copy in the original printed boards. First appearance in this important Italian translation, much expanded with additional chapters from its first appearance in French in 1834, which is now very rare: 'an important edition of the Duhaut-Cilly narrative' (Forbes). Duhaut-Cilly was a French navigator and trader who sailed extensively in the Pacific during his 1826-1829 circumnavigation. He traded along the Californian coast (with no great success, despite being admitted to all of the Catholic missions), and spent several months in the Hawaiian Islands, where King Kamehameha III dined with him aboard ship.The translation into Italian was by Carlo Giuseppe Botta, whose son, Paulo Emilio Botta, was the doctor aboard Duahut-Cilly's vessel Héros. This edition is particularly desirable as it includes an 'Italiano/Sandwiccese' vocabulary, which includes several pages of common words of the Hawaiian language, as well as Botta's own essay, "Observations on the inhabitants of the Sandwich Islands and California". The plates include views of Oahu and Monterey.This is a particularly attractive copy of the book in the rare printed wrappers. Forbes noted only two other copies with the original wrappers (Bishop Museum and the Tice Phillips copy), and this copy is identical, including showing the date 1843 on the cover. A further edition appeared in Naples the following year. Some scattered foxing, the papered boards slightly rubbed, front cover of second volume stained.

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        On the Heat Evolved by Metallic Conductors of Electricity and in the Cells of a Battery During Electrolysis

      1st Edition London: Richard and John E. Taylor, 1841. FIRST EDITION of the derivation of Joule's Law, one of the fundamental laws of electricity. Joule, "in the paper now under consideration, was the first to announce the definite law that 'when a current of voltaic electricity is propagated along a metallic conductor, the heat evolved in a given time is proportional to the resistance of the conductor multiplied by the square of the electric intensity,' i.e. electric current. In the same paper he showed that the law applies, when proper allowance is made for certain disturbances, to heat produced in electrolytes. The paper also contained the first reference to a 'standard of resistance;' this consisted of a coil of ten feet of copper wire .024 inch in thickness."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" (Dictionary of National Biography).NOTE: Joule had originally announced his experimental results in a speech before the Royal Society on December, 17,1840, but the Royal Society did not deem the paper worthy to be printed in their respected Philosophical Transactions; an abstract, instead, was printed in their Proceedings of the Royal Society.In: The London, Edinburgh, and Dublin Philosophical Magazine and Journal of Science, vol. XIX, no.124, pp.260-277. London: Richard and John E. Taylor, 1841. Octavo, contemporary three-quarter calf, marbled boards. Occasional light foxing, some rubbing to boards. A handsome copy in contemporary binding. Fine.

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        The reception of the Rev J Williams at Tanna, in the South Seas, the day before he was massacred.

      London: George Baxter, 1841. Colour Baxter print, approx. 230 x 340 mm. The prelude to one of the most famous scenes of South Seas violence: the massacre of the missionary Reverend John Williams at Erromanga in the New Hebrides. George Baxter has represented, in colour, an event in Pacific history of both 'sublime and dreadful interest, and the treatment of it worthy to commemorate the momentous occurrence it represents... ' (Courtney Lewis, George Baxter His Life and Work, p. 102). At this period, the missionary societies were both active and wealthy and the more famous missionaries were given the status of heroes. Reverend John Williams was considered such a celebrity, and in 1839 when he was killed by natives on the island of Erromanga, Vanuatu he became a famous martyr.Baxter's revolutionary colour-printing process, using oils, was patented in 1835. The print was also issued in sepia: this is the far more interesting coloured version, and remains in its original nineteenth-century gilded frame, complete with inscription plaque which although chipped carries the full formal caption including Baxter's imprint (in which he notes himself as "Patentee" of the colouring process). A couple of spots and slight ageing, otherwise very good, mounted.

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        Essai sur l'architecture des Arabes et des Mores, en Espagne, en Sicile, et en Barbarie.

      Paris, Hauser, Brockhaus, 1841. ____ Première édition. Illustré par 28 planches hors texte lithographiées dont 2 en couleurs. Une charnière légèrement fendue. *****. In-4. Collation : (2), (XII), 208, (XXVIII), (3) pp., 28 pl. h-t. Toile verte, dos orné. (Reliure de l'époque.).

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        Informe sobre las contribuciones de la Isla de Cuba dado a pedimento del Excmo. S. D. Antonio Larrua[,] Intendente de la Habana en Noviembre 1841, con notas posteriores. Por ***. New York, La Agencia Europea, 1849. 8vo. Disbound and loosely inserted in a red silk folder, kept in a matching red morocco box.

      - Goldsmiths'-Kress Microfilm Series 36392.16; cf. WorldCat (reproduction only); not in Palau; Sabin. Interesting report on the taxes collected in Cuba for the intendant of Havana, Antonio Larrua, in November 1841. The report contains demographic data from the 1841 census (including the number of slaves), information on trade in Cuba (including the export figures for sugar, tobacco, etc.) and figures for the import of grain from the United States. The last section, beginning on page 19, dscusses the problem of contraband.With pencilled annotations in the margins and one running across the text. Good copy of a rare report.

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