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        Pferde-Rennen-Einladung. Mit obrigkeitlicher Bewilligung gibt Joseph Zechetmayr, Gastgeber in Harlaching . ein Pferde-Rennen. Harlaching, k. Landgericht Au, Gemeinde Giesing.

      München, 11. März 1841. - Einblattdruck mit typographischem Text in Bordüre. Blattgr.: 43 x 26 cm. Es wurden 10 Preise ausgelobt, von 8 Talern für den Sieger bis zu einer Reitpeitsche für den 10. Platz. - Mit leicht horizontaler und vertikaler Faltung.

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Uwe Turszynski]
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        Vie de N.S. Jésus-Christ tirée des quatre Évangélistes par de Ligny.

      Colorful, oversized deluxe edition: The life of Jesus, adapted from Father de Ligny's Histoire de la vie de Notre Seigneur Jésus-Christ. The text is printed inside decorative borders and illustrated with => 16 neoclassical stipple-engraved plates done by Bouchard, Henri, Tassaer, Mademoiselle Louvier, Forget, Choubard, and unattributed hands after designs by Duvivier and others. This is the third printing thus, following the first of 1841. Provenance: Inked inscription reading "Souvenir de Madame de Lagarde à Madame Dellac [/] Priez pour elle," dated 1855. Binding: Percaline mosaïquée binding of publisher's violet cloth, covers framed in blind, front cover with gilt-stamped Last Supper vignette surrounded by smaller vignettes and decorations stamped in gilt, white, green, red, and pink; back cover with elaborate IHS display stamped in gilt, green, blue, red, and white; spine gilt extra and stamped in red and green. All edges gilt.

      [Bookseller: PRB&M/SessaBks (Philadelphia Rare Books ]
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        A Treatise Upon Falconry In Two Parts

      London: Bedwick Upon Tweed 1841 - London: Bedwick Upon TweedÑ Printed for the Author 1841, 1st Edition, [vii], 277 pp., 6 pp. on the terms of falconry, engraved frontis showing falconer mounted on horse with falcon to hand. A very clean copy of a scarce title bound in recent old style full tan calf, spine with bright gilt titles and 5 raised bands. Interior is very clean with no prior ownership markings, no foxing, folds or tears; hinges very strong and un-cracked endpages. In Near Fine Condition. Scarce. Ñ Harting 64, Schwerdt Vol I 58. Containing 2 parts: Part 1 - Observations Upon The Nature And Antiquity And History Of Falconry. Part 2 - Notices Of The Different Hawks Used In Training And Flying The Birds etc. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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      Coblenz: J. Hoelscher, 1839-1841 (text); Coblenz, Paris, and London: J. Hoelscher, A. Bertrand, Ackermann and Co., 1841. Expertly bound to style in half calf and period marbled boards, spines tooled in gilt and blind, lettered in gilt. Very good. This masterpiece is the pinnacle of illustrated works devoted to North America, and unquestionably the greatest of all illustrated books devoted to North American Indians. REISE IN DAS INNERE NORD-AMERICA is the finest work on American Indian life and the American frontier and is the result of an epic journey which took place at a time when the mass migration of settlers and pioneers was about to irrevocably alter the unspoiled West. Karl Bodmer (1809-1893) was engaged by Prince Maximilian (already famed for his earlier explorations to Brazil) to provide a record of his travels among the Plains Indians of North America during 1833-1834. His efforts show great versatility and technical virtuosity and give us a uniquely accomplished and detailed picture of a previously little understood and soon to vanish way of life. The most important part of the travels of Prince Maximilian and Karl Bodmer started in St. Louis, whence they proceeded up the treacherous Missouri River along the line of forts established by the American Fur Company. At Bellevue they encountered their first Indians, then went on to make contact with the Sioux tribe, learning of and recording their little known ceremonial dances and powerful pride and dignity. Transferring from the "Yellow Stone" to another steamer, the "Assiniboine", they continued to Fort Clark, visiting there the Mandan, Mintari and Crow tribes, then the Assiniboins at Fort Union, the main base of the American Fur Company. On a necessarily much smaller vessel they journeyed through the extraordinary geological scenery of that section of the Missouri to Fort Mackenzie in Montana, establishing a cautious friendship with the fearsome Blackfeet. From this, the westernmost point reached, it was considered too dangerous to continue and the return journey downstream began. The winter brought its own difficulties and discomforts, but Bodmer was still able to execute numerous studies of villages, dances and especially, the people, who were often both intrigued and delighted by his work. The portraits are particularly notable for their capturing of individual personalities, as well as forming, together with Prince Maximilian's written studies, the primary account of what have become virtually lost cultures. Bodmer's atlas, made up of smaller vignettes and larger tableaus of scenes from the trip, is justly famous for its extraordinary depictions of the Indians of the Upper Missouri. These are, in fact, the best depictions of American Indians executed before the era of photography, and certainly the best of the Plains tribes in their heyday. Illustrated are hunting scenes, portraits of individual warriors including the famous Mato-Tope, Indian dances, scenes on the trip up the Missouri and along the river in its upper reaches, scenes among the Mandans, scenes of the fur trade forts, and illustrations of Indian artifacts. No other images of American Indians even come close to these in accuracy, detail and execution, faithfully transferred from the originals to the aquatint plates under Bodmer's close supervision. As the original prospectus explains, the work was issued with the plates in five formats (the list of subscribers in the front of vol. 2 of the text shows which version was purchased by each subscriber by means of the following numbers):1) uncolored on regular French paper; 2) uncolored on India paper (i.e. "chinesisches papier"); 3) on regular paper with 20 plates handcolored (as the present set); 4) on India paper with 20 plates handcolored; 5) on "Imperial velin papier" with all plates printed in color and handcolored. In addition, the two text volumes were issued in regular and large paper, with the latter reserved for purchasers of the deluxe fully colored version. ABBEY TRAVEL 615. CLARK III:155, 1. HILLIER 898. HOWES 443A. MULLER 958. SABIN 47014. STREETER SALE 1809. WAGNER-CAMP 76:3.

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        DEMOCRACY IN AMERICA Translated by Henry Reeve, Esq. with an original preface and notesby John C. Spencer...

      New York: J. & H.G. Langley, 57 Chatham Street; Philadelphia: Thomas, Cowpertwaite, & Co.; Boston: C.C. Little & J. Brown, 1841. Fourth edition, revised and corrected from the eighth Paris edition, but the first complete American edition, with the map updated with the 1840 census information. 8vo. 2 volumes: xvi, 494; xx, 385 pp. Folding hand-colored map. With the bookplate of Guy Richards Crump in each volume; Crump (1886-1968) was a longtime prominent lawyer in southern California. Howes T-279. Sabin 96065. Clark Old South III, 111: "Society is endangered not by the great profligacy of a few, but by a laxity of morals amongst all." Printing and the Mind of Man 358 (in text for Bagehot's "English Constitution"): "One of the most important texts in political literature." Scattered foxing, spine ends somewhat frayed, but a very good copy. Original embossed brown cloth, gilt spine titles and ornaments. (#8352)

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        Letters and Notes on the Manners, Customs, and Condition of the North American Indians: Two Volumes

      Published by the Author at the Egyptian Hall, Piccadilly, London 1841 - Two Volumes. First Edition. Large Octavo's. viii. 264pp. viii. 266pp. Half calf with marbled boards, gilt tooling, raised bands and black title labels to spines. Surface and edge wear to boards and spines, including extensive rubbing, very minor loss to head of vol 1 spine. Marbled end papers and page edges. Both volumes extensively illustrated with b&w engravings taken from the authors original paintings. Written during Eight Years' travel amongst the wildest tribes of Indians in North America 1832-39. Occasional light foxing, some pencil annotations. Folding map to rear of volume 1. Overall a Very Good set. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Kerr & Sons Booksellers ABA ILAB]
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        Murders in the Rue Morgue in Graham's Magazine

      Graham's Magazine, 1841 The true first appearance of Poe's classic tale, Murders in the Rue Morgue, considered the first detective story ever published. This is Graham's compilation of all of their issues (starting in February) published in 1841. The Murders starts on page 166.Bound magazine. Two volumes in one: (Volumes 18 and 19: January-December, 1841). Octavo. iv, [1]-295, [1]pp., and [12] engraved plates; iv, [1]-308pp., and [19] engraved plates. Complete. Contemporary half morocco and marbled paper boards. Contains the first printed appearances of: "Murders in the Rue Morgue" (considered the world's first detective story), "A Descent into the Maelstrom," and three other Poe tales; the complete essay "Secret Writing" (in four installments), the first two parts of the essay "A Chapter on Autography," and over 50 critical reviews by Poe. Also included are the first revised printings of the poems: "To Helen," and "Israfel." A complete run of 12 monthly issues from 1841, when Poe served as the magazine's literary editor and had reached the peak of his powers and influence both as a writer and editor. The run also includes nine mezzotints by Philadelphia's famous engraver John Sartain, one of which illustrates Poe's tale: "The Island of the Fay." A scarce and desirable annual volume. A full list of Poe's contributions is available. *Heartman & Canny* 201-206. Housed in a custom-made collector's slipcase.. 1st Edition. Hardcover. Good.

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        William Woodruff's lithographic broadside of the Declaration of Independence with portraits of Washington, Adams and Jefferson and the armorial bearings of the 13 original states, printed years prior to Peter Force's 1848 facsimile engraving

      New York, c. 1841. 22" x 30". "Broadside, In Congress, July 4th, 1775. The Unanimous Declaration of the Thirteen United States of America. (New York: Phelps & Ensign, [c. 1841]) 22"" x 30"" bearing the text of the Declaration of Independence and reproductions of the signatures, framed by emblems of the thirteen original states and portraits of Washington, Jefferson and Adams at top. Engraved dedication above the publication slug reads: ""To the People of the United States this Engraving of the Declaration of Independence is most respectfully inscribed by their fellow citizen / Wm Woodruff.” Marginal tears and creases well clear of text and images, light foxing and soiling, else very good condition. In 1816, John Binns of Philadelphia announced he was going to publish “a splendid and correct copy of the Declaration of Independence, with facsimiles of all the signatures, the whole to be encircled with the arms of the thirteen States and of the United States.” Many Americans had never even seen the text of the document which was originally viewed as an instrument of separation from England, but by then was regarded as a symbol of American nationalism. It took a while for Binns to prepare his Declaration for publication. On February 20, 1819, William Woodruff printed his own version, which greatly resembled what Binns eventually published in October/November 1819. Binns accused Woodruff of stealing his design and filed a lawsuit against him. The issue of authorship of prints was addressed in the Circuit Court of the United States for the Third Circuit, Comprising the Districts of Pennsylvania and New Jersey, in Binns v. Woodruff (1821). Supreme Court Justice Bushrod Washington held that the statute covered only two situations: (1) where the claimant not only invented and designed the work, but also engraved or etched it; or (2) where the claimant invented or designed the work, but had another do the physical engraving. Binns had illustrated his broadside with previously published engravings. In Binns v. Woodruff, Justice Washington concluded, “neither the design, nor general arrangement of the print, nor the parts which composed it, were the invention of the plaintiff” and found that the plaintiff, Binns, was not entitled to copyright. In addition, Justice Washington observed that “the opinion upon this point renders it unnecessary to compare the defendant’s print with that claimed by the plaintiff, for the purpose of deciding whether the former is such a copy of the latter as was intended by the act.” Part of Woodruff’s defense, which it turns out was not needed, was that he did not use “facsimiles of the several signatures to that instrument” as were illustrated on Binns’ document. On Woodruff's 1819 broadside, the text of the Declaration appeared inside a very ornate circular frame formed by a wreath and seals of the 13 original colonies, topped by portraits of the first three Presidents, Washington, Adams, and Jefferson, several flags, and an American Heraldic Eagle. The signatures were uniformly printed (except for Hancock's) rather than being facsimiles of the actual signatures. In addition, Woodruff had replaced the portrait of John Hancock on Binns’ Declaration with one of John Adams. "

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        Whaling Log of the Ship JOHN AND EDWARD of New Bedford, 1842-1844

      Folio. unpaginated, 134 pages of manuscript entries with an additional 26 pages of poems and notes at bottom of page on conditions at home of various sicknesses, price increases he faced, and general difficulties of daily life on land. Her captain was Barzillai Hudson and she sailed across the Pacific with references to New Zealand and the Pacific though the Indian Ocean is mentioned as original point of destination. She returned 414 barrels of sperm oil, 810 barrels of whale oil and 6000 pounds of whale bone. Benjamin Russell (New Bedford's definitive whaleman artist), painted her flying the Wilcox & Richmond house flag at the foremast. The firm had added the ship to its fleet in 1841 and this was its first voyage (it later made four additional long voyages). The painting was made while it was cruising in the vicinity of Western Australia when Russell was onboard the Kutusoff. The ship Mercator of New Bedford sighted both vessels in 1842. All of these vessels which he painted were all whaling in the same waters. The vessel is identified by its name on the quarterboard. American Offshore Whaling Voyages reports no records or extant logs or journals of this voyage. The log provides information of position (in one instance noting the tiny difference between dead reckoning vs. the chronometer), the weather, course, and several dozen ships are noted in passing, whales pursued, situations in various ports (where in one case four of crew jumped ship, one Frenchman was found to add in their place). July 1842 observed natives in unnamed island with wedding ceremony where local royal family in attendance. February 1843 in New Zealand some allowed to go ashore, others remain to paint ship, log is fascinating as it covers details with 12 ink images of whales each noting how many barrels of sperm oil it recovered (as many as 90 from one whale) and in one case, they had killed the whale but lost it so the image is there with a "0" noted and an ink line through the image. The complaints were ever present about the food which is noted (in only one instance was some fruit brought onto the ship). One crew member was so dirty that it became a constant complaint particularly at meals. Near the end of this three year voyage, tempers flared, the writer notes: "Often have I thought and wished for some beautiful rural spot where those I tenderly love might rest until death". After the ship's log, the writer continues with poetry he has copied with small paragraphs of life on land. Largely written in brown ink, some difficult to read but many details of capturing whales, catch of blackfish, times of little food, sicknesses and cures proposed, bound in quarter calf with cloth spine mostly gone, pages are clean throughout. Housed in a full leather clamshell lined with velvet and pull ribbon.

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        The Antiquities Of Egypt ÑWith A Particular Notice Of Those That Illustrate The Sacred Scriptures Bearing the private library bookplate of E(rnest). H. Shackleton

      Religious Tract Society 1841 - Bearing the private library bookplate of E. H. Shackleton Published by Religious Tract Society, 1841. Thick 8vo - 22.6 cm. [xii], 1 fold-out map, 546, (1) pp. Numerous drawings, engravings and fold-outs-- complete. Publisher's brown cloth with Egyptian fretwork de-bossed bordering on front and back cover, front cover with Egyptian archer in bright gilt; spine with bright gilt title and Egyptian motifs. Cover cloth in very good condition but beginning to split along rear of exterior hinge. Interior hinges strong, clean and un-cracked; Plates in near fine condition, fold-out plates and diagrams along with numerous text illustrations -- a very clean and complete copy bearing the classical book plate of Ernest H. Shackleton inside the front cover. A Very Scarce publication and one of the first works to introduce the meaning and study of hieroglyphs and ancient Egyptian grammar in a systematic manner with clear text, an abundance of drawings and lovely fold-out drawings and diagrams. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Chet Ross Rare Books, ABAA]
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        Recueil Et Parallele Des Edifices En Tout Genre Anciens Et Modernes, Remarquables Par Leur Grandeur Ou Par Leur

      Leige: Avanzo, 1841. Hardcover. Modern green cloth. Very good. Durand, J. N.L. Elephant Folio, 69 x 49 cm. 110 double-page lithograph plates. Double page lithograph title; double page alphabetic title. This, "The Grand Durand," the first of his two major publications. Reproduces Durand's original plates by lithography, as well as reproducing some of the additional plates from the 1833 Venice edition. "The `Recueil' is addressed to to professionals -- painters, decorators, architects -- rather than to students (and) would form part of the collections of libraries of professional architects and be referred to in their ateliers. Durand presents in elevation a series of over thirty building types......The best engravers available worked on the project including Nicolas Ransonnette and C. Normand....In the `Recueil' Durand totally overturns the traditional relation between architecture and nature in favor of abstraction based on a scientific method of classification by type. His concept of architecture is in perfect agreement with the prevailing political philosophy and its emphasis on utility." [see: MILLARD, pp.174-175]. Originally published 1801 with ninety plates. This is a pirated edition, the separate volume, the J.C. Legrand, ESSAI SUR L'HISTOIRE GENERALE DE L'ARCHITECTURE [212 pages] which explicates the `Recueil" not included. BRUNET Vol.II, p.904. Scattered light foxing. Plate volume only. Very good.

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        Autograph letter signed in full to the publicist Theodor Winkler (pseud. Theodor Hell)

      - 2 pages of a bifolium; second leaf blank. Small folio (208 x 270 mm). Dated Paris, May 7, 1841. In brown ink on stationery with the composer's monogrammatic blindstamp to upper left corner. In German (with translation).A long, densely-written, letter regarding Wagner's proposed biography of Beethoven and mentioning his opera Rienzi.Wagner, who was trying to eke out a living in Paris at the time, attempts to interest Winkler in his two-volume monograph on Beethoven based on the research of Wagner's friend Gottfried Engelbert Anders (1795-1866), a German-born librarian in Paris. Wagner declares his intention to supersede Anton Schindler's biography of Beethoven, published in the previous year, which he considers inadequate. He asks Winkler to recommend him to the publisher Christoph Arnold (1763-1847) and names his (and Anders's) requested fees, to be paid in part as advances: "Herr Anders found [Schindler's] book to be very poor compared to his own collection of communications [on Beethoven] . also, every thoughtful and sensitive reader has expressed his opinion on [Schindler's book] that it falls short of meeting the demands of a true biography as it had been expected. Herr Anders was prompted to realize his long-cherished dream. As his position. leaves him hardly any time and he also confesses that an easy, fluent realization will not come to him, he has offered to leave me all his rich material and to discuss everything with me but to have the book itself written by me. Avoiding any fussy, pedantic, scholarly philistinism of citation, our book shall be more like a great novel on an artist than like a dry enumeration of chronologically ordered dates and anecdotes."In the final paragraph, Wagner expresses his frustration about the long silence of the Dresden court opera regarding a possible production of his opera Rienzi:"I have to confess to you that my opera [Rienzi] still means more to me than anything else. I am almost dying of my unruly lack of patience concerning the decision of the general direction. A negative decision.will cost me half a year, during which I could have entered negotiations with a different theater."From the noted autograph collection of Louis Koch.Slightly creased; small professional repairs to edges; professionally guarded at inner edge of final leaf. WBV 169. Unpublished in English translation, the German original published several times, most recently in Richard Wagner: Sämtliche Briefe I, no. 149, pp. 481-86. First publication in Das Museum, a supplement to Neue Frankfurter Presse, September 4, 1877. Kinsky, Manuskripte, Briefe, Dokumente von Scarlatti bis Stravinsky: Katalog der Musikautographensammlung Louis Koch (Stuttgart: Krais, 1953), pp. 250-51 (with facsimile of first page).Theodor Winkler (1775-1856), better known under his pseudonym Theodor Hell, was the editor-in-chief of the daily Dresdner Abend-Zeitung, for which Wagner worked as a Paris correspondent. Enclosed with the present letter was Wagner's third "Pariser Bericht," dated May 5, 1841. Winkler was active in many fields; trained as a lawyer, he achieved fame as a poet, editor, arts administrator, and stage director.Wagner's biography of Beethoven did not, in fact, materialize. After Arnold declined, the publishers Brockhaus and Cotta did the same. Rienzi, however, finally premiered at the Dresden court opera on October 20, 1842.A notable example of Wagner's fine calligraphic hand from his early years, still using German Kurrent script.

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        Kinder- und Hausmärchen. Gesammelt durch die Brüder Grimm. Kleine Ausgabe.

      Berlin, Reimer, 1841. Fünfte Auflage IV, 308 S. mit 7 Kupfern von Ludwig Emil Grimm 14 x 12 cm, Halbleinen Einband berieben, bestoßen und fleckig. Schnitt etwas fleckig. Handschriftliches Besitzermonogramm auf Vorsatz. Titel fleckig, angeschmutzt und mit älterer Rissklebung. Durchgehend fleckig und angeschmutzt. S. 17/18, 95/96, 111/112, 119-122, fehlen. S. 93/94 mit älter hinterlegtem Eckabriss.S. 158 und gegenüberliegendes Kupfer (Dornröschen) mit anhaftendem Fleck und Kupfer mit älter hinterlegtem Randabriss. Hinterer Falz sich öffnend. Das Buch wurde wohl vor längerer Zeit neu gebunden. Die \"Kleine Ausgabe\" mit 50 Titeln war für Kinder gedacht und erschien ab 1825. Sie brachte den Publikumserfolg der Grimm\'schen Märchen. Zu Lebzeiten der Brüder Jacob und Wilhelm Grimm erschienen zehn Auflagen der \"Kleinen Ausgabe\". Versand D: 5,00 EUR

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        Das Königreich Württemberg nebst den von ihm eingeschlossenen Hohenzoller`schen Fürstenthümern in ihren Naturschönheiten, ihren merkwürdigsten Städten, Badeorten, Kirchen und sonstigen vorzüglichen Baudenkmalen für den Einheimischen und Fremden dargestellt.

      Ulm, Stettin`sche Buchhandlung, o. J. [ca. 1841] 8°, Titelbl. mit gestochener Vignette, 3 Bl., 47 (von 48) gest. Taf. m. 56 Textbl., Priv.-Kart. d. Zt., Berieben, Kapitale m. kleinen Rückenverlusten, einige Taf. etw. stockfl., wenige gebräunt; die in der «Uebersicht» aufgelistete Tafel «Donaubrücke» und das dazugehörige Textblatt fehlt; gesamthaft gutes Ex. Enthält die Stiche: Heilbronn. Weinsberg. Kloster Schönthal. Mergentheim. Schwäbisch Hall und Comburg. Die Michaelskirche in Hall. Das Kloster Maulbronn. Totalansicht von Wildbad. Bad und Promenade in Wildbad. Teinach und Zavelstein / Liebenzell. Das Kloster Hirschau. Calw. Tübingen. Reutlingen. Lichtenstein. Ansicht von Stuttgart. Der Marktplatz in Stuttgart. Das alte Schloss in Stuttgart. Innere Ansicht aus dem K. Schloss Rosenstein. Das K. Hof-Theater in Kannstadt. Der Rotheberg. Esslingen. Die Dionysius Kirche in Esslingen. Gmünd. Der Rechberg. Helfenstein und die befestigte Stadt Geisslingen. Der Drackenstein im Filsthal. Blaubeuren. Ulm von Südost. Das Rathhaus in Ulm. Der Marktbrunnen in Ulm. Das Gögglinger Thor in Ulm. Das Münster zu Ulm. Innere Ansicht des Münsters zu Ulm. Ein Theil aus dem Chorgestühl im Münster zu Ulm. Biberach. Weingarten bei Ravensburg. Waldburg. Friedrichshafen. Hohentwiel. Tuttlingen und Honburg. Sigmaringen. Ruine Dietfurt in Sigmaringen. Zuchthaus Hornstein bei Sigmaringen. Lauchar[t]thal in Sigmaringen. Hettingen im Sigmaringenschen. Hohenzollern mit Hechingen. Versand D: 20,00 EUR Reisen - Europa

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        Lecciones espirituales para las tandas de Ejercicios de S. Ignacio, dadas a los indios en el idioma mexicano.

      Puebla: Imp. antigua en el Portal de las Flores 12mo. 213 pp., index.. 1841 Sole edition of St. Ignatius Loyola's Spiritual Exercises simplified and then put into Nahuatl. The "facilitator" is identified in some sources as José Joaquín Antonio Peredo y Gallego. This cannot be the person of that name who was a religious writer and great bookcollector, for that Peredo y Gallego died in 1812. The prologue is merely signed "J.J.P.," who in the licenses is identified as a living priest in the parish of Santo Angel, in the diocese of Puebla. Publisher's tree sheep, in excellent condition; interior very clean and crisp. Very good copy.

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        Traité pratique des accouchemens

      1841 - 2 vol. et atlas in-folio de Paris, Germer Baillière, 1841-45, in-8, 2 vol. et atlas in-folio de I. XIV, 564pp. - II. (6), 500pp. Atlas. (4)pp, 60pl. accompagnées chacune d'un feuillet explicatif, demi-percaline noire, dos lisse orné (reliure de l'époque), 60 planches dessinées par Emile Beau et lithographiées en couleurs par Fourquemin. L'atlas de cet ouvrage est l'un des plus remarquables qui aient été faits sur le sujet. La première édition de l'atlas parut en fascicules de 1837 à 1840, tandis que le texte parut en 1838-41. Moreau (1789-1862) était professeur à la Faculté de médecine de Paris et membre de l'Académie royale de médecine. Dos de l'atlas refait, mouillure et qqs rousseurs sur l'atlas, mors des deux volumes de texte faibles [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        The Witch Of Aysgarth. In Three Volumes

      A. K. Newman and Co., 1841, Hardcover, Book Condition: Very Good; Edges rubbed, corners bumped. Some loss to head and tail of spine. Top quarter of title-page on volume cut off., First Edition; First Printing. Half calf with marbled boards. Vol. 1 272pp. Vol. 248pp. Vol. 3 276pp. Inscribed Catherine Nalpau? ? ? ? ? ? To title-pages on vol. 2 and 3.<br>C. D. (Haynes) afterwards Mrs. Golland, had a father who published a Gothic novel under the initials of D. F. H. No copies survive of her first novel Castle Le Blanc. Her extant novels are lengthy, the last of which is The Witch of Aysgarth (1841). Summers p.61.

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        Semicentennial Sermon, Containing a History of Middlebury, VT., Delivered, Dec 3, 1840, Being the First Thanksgiving Day, After the Expiration of Half a Century from the Organization of the Congregational Church, Sept. 5, 1790

      Middlebury, VT: Printed by Ephraim Maxham, 1841. First Edition. Printed wrappers. 92pp. Disbound. Includes the original front wrapper. Signed and inscribed by Thomas A. Merrill on the cover to I. P. Wheeler, founder of The People's Press: "I. P. Wheeler with the respects of T. A. Merrill." The historical sketch of the first settlement of Middlebury was collected by the author at a meeting of several of the first residents. With a plan of Middlebury, a table of the home lots, a list of periodicals and original works published in Middlebury, a list of lawyers, physicians, stores, and more. Library stamp on title and last page, chipping to edges (partially affecting the author's signature), some scattered foxing, tear to lower edge of one of the leaves. A good copy. Scarce. Sabin 48006. ; Octavo; Signed by Author.

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        Traité élémentaire de la théorie des fonctions et du calcul infinitésimal

      1841 - 2 forts vol. de I: XIX, Paris, L. Hachette, 1841, in-8, 2 forts vol. de I: XIX, (1bl.),494, (2)pp. - II: VII, (1), 527, (1)pp, 2pl, demi-veau à coins havane, dos plats ornés de motifs forés et à froid, têtes dorés (rel. mod.), PREMIERE EDITION. 6 planches dépl. h.t. Remarquable traité d'Antoine Augustin Cournot (1801-77) qui fut l'un des plus grands mathématiciens du XIXe siècle. Dans le premier volume, l'auteur tratie de la différentiation des fonctions explicites d'une seule variable; de la différentiation des fonctions explicites de plusieurs variables et des fonctions implicites; des applications du calcul différentiel à la théorie des courbes et des surfaces. Dans le second, il examine les intégrales; l'intégration des équations différentielles à une seule variable indépendante; l'intégration des équations diffférentielles à plusieurs variables indépendantes; le calcul des différences finies. Cachets gras d'anciens collèges des Jésuites. Couvertures imprimées conservées. Bon exemplaire [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Ireland - Its Scenery, Character &c. By Mr & Mrs. S.C.Hall.


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        Notes on Gunpowder, Percussion, Powder; Cannon and Projectiles.

      Notes on Gunpowder, Percussion, Powder; Cannon and Projectiles., No Place 1841 - No place: 1841. Half leather with dark brown pebbled cloth. 75 pp. Black and white illustrations in text throughout. A technical discussion on gunpowder, measuring ballistics, cannons and their manufacture, the use of metals in various projectiles, etc. This includes a look at the composition of gunpowder and variations for different applications, aspects of different metals and other substances, an illustrated look at the manufacturing and testing of cannons, ways of measuring ballistics (with illustrations, etc.). Printed via lithograph from handwritten manuscript. Knowlton served as a professor at the United States Military Academy, helping to teach mathematics, as well as artillery. This particular copy bears pencil corrections, pencil brackets and the word 'omit' next to several passages, perhaps indicating this was a proof or editor's copy of some sort. FAIR/GOOD condition, slightly ex-library, bearing a 'torpedo station' stamp in the interior and in gilt on the spine, with call numbers at the foot of the spine. Heavy scuffing and some gouging to the leather along the hinges, spine and corners, with superficial loss. General fading, some staining and minor discoloration. Light soiling. Last name in large ink script on the title page, with a few other ink notes, spots, etc. to the first two pages. Leaf 45/46 with heavy ink spots, hatches, slightly obscuring the text in places. Heavy foxing to the paper, with a large dampstain affecting the lower corner. Several pages with tears and chipping along the edges, with mostly minor loss. Large rice paper repair to the leaf 71/72, with the fore edge margins of the last 2 pages bearing extensive loss of paper. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        5 eigenh. Briefe m. Unterschrift.

      Gießen, München u. Wildbad Gastein, 1841-1864. Zus. 10 S., 8° u. 4°. Inhaltsreiche Briefe an den österr. Chemiker u. Mineralogen Anton Schrötter von Kristelli (1802-1875). --- Der in Olmütz geborene Anton Schrötter, Sohn eines Apothekers, studierte ab 1822 zunächst auf Wunsch seines Vaters in Wien Medizin, wechselte dann aber unter dem Einfluss von Friedrich Mohs zu den naturwissenschaftlichen Fächern, speziell der Mineralogie. 1827 erhielt er eine Assistentenstelle für Physik und Mathematik an der Universität Wien. 1830 wurde er Professor für Physik und Chemie am Technischen Institut Joanneum in Graz. Während eines halbjährigen Urlaubs im Jahre 1838 besuchte er chemische Institute in Göttingen, Heidelberg, Frankfurt und Paris. In Gießen machte er sich bei Justus von Liebig mit der organischen Elementaranalyse vertraut. Ab 1843 arbeitete er als Professor für technische Chemie am Polytechnischen Institut der Universität Wien und übernahm dort 1845 die Professur für allgemeine Chemie. Schrötter war neben Baumgartner, Ettingshausen und Haidinger einer der Begründer der Kaiserlichen Akademie der Wissenschaften in Wien und wurde 1850 ihr Generalsekretär. Die Deutsche Akademie der Naturforscher Leopoldina wählte Schrötter 1856 zu ihrem Mitglied. Ab 1868 leitete er das österreichische Hauptmünzamt und wurde gleichzeitig zum Ministerialrat ernannt. Er wurde 1874 in den Ruhestand versetzt und eröffnete in seiner Wohnung ein Privatlaboratorium, in dem er Studien über Edelmetalle betrieb. 1875 starb er in Wien. Schrötter hat in seinem Leben ca. 60 wissenschaftliche Publikationen verfasst. Ab 1845 beschäftigte Schrötter sich intensiv mit Phosphor. 1848 gelang ihm der Nachweis der schon von Berzelius geäußerten Vermutung, dass roter Phosphor eine allotrope Modifikation des weißen Phosphors, nicht aber eine Phosphorverbindung ist. Schrötter wandelte weißen Phosphor durch Erhitzen in roten um, den man zeitweise Schrötterschen Phosphor nannte. Sein Verfahren zur Darstellung desselben revolutionierte die Streichholzindustrie, wo roter Phosphor schon bald als Bestandteil der Reibflächen genutzt wurde. Er war ein Organisator in Industrie und Wissenschaft sowie Berater bei den Vorbereitungen zur Novara-Expedition und zur Österreich-Ungarischen Nordpolexpedition. - Einige Randein- bzw. -ausrisse (ohne Textverlust). - Versand D: 12,00 EUR Liebig, Schrötter, Chemie, Brief, Letter, Lettre, Briefe, Autograph, Autographe, Autographen, Autograf, Autografe, Autografen, Signatur, Signiert, Signed, Signature, Unterschrift, Eigenhändig, Handschrift, Handschriften, Manuscript, Manuscrit, ALS, A.L.S., LAS, L.A.S.

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        Longbeard, Lord Of London: A Romance

      Edward Bull Publisher, 1841, Hardcover, Book Condition: Poor; Edges very rubbed vol. 1 hinges broken, others starting., First Edition; First Printing. Three volumes halfbound with marbled boards, red speckled edges. Gilt bands and titles to spine. Vol. 1 294pp. Vol. 2 280pp. Vol. 3 300pp. Not in SADLEIR. Not in HUBIN. Not in WOLFF. The author is Marie Corelli's unacknowledged father.

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        Journal of a Voyage from Boston to Cape Town and on to Calcutta and then to Port Louis (Mauritius)

      - 124 unnumbered pages from a coverless and untitled portion of an unnamed traveler's journal. First leaf detached and a bit ragged. The rest is divided in two separately stitched sections. Pages measure approx. 13 x 21cm. and generally contain 22-27 lines of writing. Our traveler was not a faithful daily diarist but probably wrote in his journal at least two or three times most weeks. Our portion of the journal begins when he sailed from Boston on the ship Dover, captained by Stephen Leavitt and bound for Cape Town, on June 13th, 1841. On July 11th, he records the sighting of "sulpher bottom" ( blue) whales, celebrated his 22nd birthday, and comments unfavorably on the book "Ship and Shore." On July 15th, he notes that there are some good things in "Two Years before the Mast" and many that show the author to be an "observing fellow" although he also records that every "sea-faring person" says it "ought to be thrown into the fire." On July 18th, the Captain gives him advice about not taking wine with his officers, noting that our journal keeper was being too sociable with the officers, particularly for one who was an intimate associate of the captain. On July 28th, they overtook a Portuguese Transport Ship and were 5187 miles from Boston by log. August 4th, they passed an English Bark probably bound for Rio before the captain realized that it might be the English mail packet to whom letters could have been given. On August 27th, they arrived at Cape Town; our traveler dined with Mr. Chase, the U. S, Consul, on Aug. 6th before returning to shore where 5 people drowned later that night trying to get 140 passengers safely off a bark in high surf. Left Table Bay for Calcutta on Sept. 17th. On Oct 3rd, "Blowing a gale -- are under close reefed main top sail, the only muslin unfurled -- this has been the most unpleasant Sunday since we left Boston." On Oct. 5th, he notes Captain Leavitt's 33rd birthday and worries about his own future. Arrived in Calcutta on Nov. 17th where after dinner "all hands took a walk round to the whore houses (to speak the truth) went in to 3 or 4 stoped [sic] only a few minutes -- got to bed at 11." Dec. 7th notes that "do not think there is another place that equals this [Calcutta] for dullness without business -- all come here for business only." He left Calcutta on January 9th and reaches Port Louis on Feb. 15, 1842 where our portion of his journal ends. A final stray leaf (after a missing section from Port Louis to Georges Banks), records his return to Boston on February 15, 1842 after 11 1/2 months and notes the sad shock awaiting Captain Leavitt's wife who would learn that she was a widow. [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        Ireland - Its Scenery, Character &c. By Mr & Mrs. S.C.Hall.

      How and Parsons, London 1841 - First Edition. 3 volumes (complete set). London, How and Parsons, 1841 - 1843. Large Octavo. VI, 435, VIII, 468, VIII, 512 pages. Volume I: 170 illustrations, including a map of the Lakes of Killarney, several full page engravings and county maps / Volume II: 187 illustrations including several county maps and many full-page engravings / Volume III: 199 illustrations including several county maps and full- page illustrations. Original Hardcover / Beautiful full leather with floral ornaments on spine and covers with gilt lettering on spine. Excellent condition of this wonderful first edition set. The engraving of Bantry Bay with a tear ! Some spotting and browining to some illustrations ! The bindings slightly rubbed but firm and wonderful. One minor damage to the spine of volume III. Samuel Carter Hall (9 May 1800 – 11 March 1889) was an Irish-born Victorian journalist who is best known for his editorship of The Art Journal and for his much-satirised personality. Hall was born at the Geneva Barracks in Waterford, Ireland. His London-born father was Robert Hall (1753 – 10 January 1836), an army officer and, while in Ireland, engaged in working copper mines which ruined him. His mother supported the family of 12 children with her own business in Cork. He married Ann Kent (b. 1765, Ottery St. Mary, Devonshire) at Topsham, 6 April 1790. Ann Hall supported the family, including 12 children, by running a business in Cork, Ireland. Hall was the fourth son. In 1821, he left Ireland and went to London. He entered law studies at the Inner Temple in 1824, but never practised, though he was finally called to the bar in 1841. Instead, he became a reporter and editor, including: Reporter, Parliamentary (1823) Editor, 'Literary Observer' Art reviews/criticism, the British Press (same period) Reporter, Representative (1826) Reporter, New Times (1826) Founder/editor, The Amulet, a Christian and Literary Remembrancer, (annually, 1826–1837) Editor, Spirit and Manners of the Age(1826) Editor, Morning Journal (1829–30) Sub-editor/Editor New Monthly Magazine (1830–1836)'s Juvenile Library Author, "History of France", Colburn Writer, Watchman, Wesleyan Methodist newspaper, (1835) Start-up, The Town, conservative whig journal, (1836) Sub-editor, John Bull (1837) general manager, Britannia (1839) His wife, Anna Maria Fielding (1800–1881), became well known (publishing as "Mrs S.C. Hall"), for her numerous articles, novels, sketches of Irish life, and plays. Two of the last, The Groves of Blarney and The French Refugee, were produced in London with success. She also wrote a number of children's books, and was practically interested in various London charities, several of which she helped to found. In 1839, Hodgson & Graves, print publishers, employed Hall to edit their new publication, Art Union Monthly Journal. Not long after, Hall purchased a chief share of the periodical. By 1843, he started giving an expensive, unprofitable novelty, sculpture engravings. In 1848, with Hall still unable to turn a profit, the London publisher George Virtue purchased into the Art Union Monthly Journal, retaining Hall as editor. Virtue renamed the periodical The Art Journal in 1849. In 1851, Hall engraved 150 pictures from the private collection of the Queen and Prince Albert, and the engravings were featured in the journal's Great Exhibition edition. Though this edition was quite popular, the journal remained unprofitable, forcing Hall to sell his share of The Art Journal to Virtue, but staying on as editor. As editor, Hall exposed the profits that custom-houses were earning by importing Old Masters, and showed how paintings are manufactured in England. While Art Journal became notable for its honest portrayal of fine arts, the consequence of Hall's actions was the almost unsaleability of old masters such as a Raphael or a Titian.[1] His intention was to support modern British art by promoting young artists and attacking the market for unreliable old masters. The earl [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Großes Instrumental- und Vokal-Concert. Eine musikalische Anthologie. Herausgegeben von Ernst Ortlepp. 16 Teile in 4 Bänden.

      Stuttgart Franz Heinrich Köhler 1841 - 112-128 S. je Teil. Kl.-8° (15 x 11 cm). Dunkelgrünes Saffian der Zeit mit Deckelfileten und reicher Rückenvergoldung. Bibliothek des Frohsinns. Neue Folge, II. und III. Section. - Komplette Reihe der reizvollen Anthologie. Enthält: Biographische Skizzen; Humoristische Aufsätze und Miscellen; Musikallische Novellen und Arabesken; Merkwürdige historische Notizen und Curiositäten; Briefe berühmter Tonkünstler; Bemerkungen und Aphorismen über Musik; Anekdoten (Vorwort). - Die hinteren Umschläge der Original-Broschur mit dem Inhaltsverzeichnis jeweils mitgebunden. - Vereinzelt minimal stockfleckig. Die sehr hübschen Einbände nur ganz unwesentlich berieben. Ausgezeichnetes Exemplar aus fürstlichem Besitz. *Riemann 928. 1050 gr. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Spanische Guerilla" originale Kreidelithographie ca.41x34cm auf Japan (51x40cm) von Friedrich Hohe (1802 in Bayreuth - 1870 in München) nach Heideck im Stein bezeichnet und in deutscher und französischer Sprache betitelt;

      - auf chamoixfarbenem dünnem Karton/strong paper (58x46cm) aufgewalzt; Friedrich Hohe München 1841 [Das äußerst seltene Blatt etwas, zu den Rändern hin stärker stockfleckig. Der Karton insgesamt etwas gebräunt, angestaubt und leicht knitterfaltig. The very rare lithograph a little bit spotted.] [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        Vorlegeblätter für Maurer in 42 lithographirten Tafeln mit Erläuterungen. Nach der Originalausgabe der Königl. technischen Deputation für Gewerbe mit deren Bewilligung herausgegeben.

      Berlin: Schenk und Gerstäcker, 1841 - 2 Bl., 14 S., 42 Taf. Einige Seiten leicht fleckig; ein Blatt vertauscht; sonst vollständig und gut erhalten. Sprache: Deutsch Gewicht in Gramm: 4550 47 x 31 cm. Halbledereinband mit marmoriertem Deckelbezug, blindgeprägten Rücken und Lederecken. Handeinband vom Meisterbinder Werner G. Kießig, Berlin (1924-2014), mit seinem Prägestempel.

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        Journal of a Residence in Circassia During the Years 1837, 1838 and 1839

      London: Edward Moxon, 1841 - First edition. Two volumes. 8vo. xxiv, 453, (1); x, 488 pp. Publisher's brown ribbed cloth, gilt to the spines, blindstamped to the boards, contemporary ownership inscription to the half titles. 2 colour frontispieces, 10 lithographic plates and 1 folding map. Both volumes sympathetically rebacked with almost all of the original spines preserved, an excellent set.

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        Commentaire géographique sur l'exode et les nombres.

      Paris und Leipzig, Renouard (Firmin Didot), 1841. - Folio. LXI [1], 146; 48 [Anhang] SS. Mit 13, davon 3 gefalt. und 8 ganzs. Taf. (mit insg. 19 Karten), wovon 8 als Lithografien ausgeführt. Halblederband der Zeit auf fünf falschen Bünden mit goldgeprägtem, ornamentalen Rückentitel, marmorierten Decken und mehrfarbigen Vorsätzen aus lackiertem Kamm-Marmorpapier sowie grünem Lesezeichenband. Erste und einzige Ausgabe dieses für die moderne christliche Bibelwissenschaft bahnbrechenden geographischen und soziologischen Kommentars zum im AT geschilderten Auszug der Israeliten aus Ägypten. Das Werk des französischen Archäologen und Reisenden Léon Emmanuel Simon Joseph Laborde (1807-69) besticht v.a. durch die nach seinen detailreichen Zeichnungen von den Pariser Firmen Formentin, Kaeppelin und Thierry kräftig und sauber lithografierten Tafeln, welche folgende, damals auch neue kartografische Erkenntnisse beinhaltende Aufnahmen zeigen: eine Übersichtskarte der Wegstrecke des Exodus, Teile der ehemals römischen Provinz "Arabia Petraea" (in etwa die Sinai-Halbinsel und den Westen des heutigen Jordanien umfassend), den westlichen Teil des heutigen Ägypten und die Gegend der Stadt Suez, den Golf von Sues, den Wadi Feiran auf der Halbinsel Sinai, das Gebirgsmassiv rund um Horeb und Katharinenberg im Süden des Sinai, die Gegend rund um Dahab am Roten Meer und den Golf von Akaba. Bemerkenswert ist auch Labordes kenntnisreiche Analyse der Bibeltexte, die zudem in altgriechischen und lateinischen Versionen abgedruckt sind. "On aimera lire, par exemple, les observations sur la magie effectuées à propos de plaies d'Egpyte, ou tout ce que Laborde écrit sur les animaux, les maladies ou les coutumes d'Orient." (François Laplanche) - Eingebunden: "Discours du Roi. Séance Royale du 9 janvier 1843." Gr.-8vo. 4 S, bzw. ein reichlich, mit Holzstichen illustriertes Ankündigungsblatt für zwei weitere Werte von Laborde: "Voyage en Orient" und "Voyage de l'Arabie pétrée." Gr.-4. 4 SS. Einband an den Ecken und Kanten berieben und bestoßen, innen durchgehend stockfleckig, fliegender Vorsatz mit hs. Besitzervermerk, insgesamt kompaktes, hübsch gebundenes Exemplar mit den gut erhaltenen, nur wenig fleckigen Karten. Mayeur-Hilaire zit. WBIS/ABF 3.0266.378. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Datterich. Localposse, in der Mundart der Darmstädter. In sechs Bildern.

      Darmstadt L Pabst Erstausgabe 1841 - Einfacher kleisterpapierbezogener Bibliothekseinband mit Papierrückenschild. Ecken und Kanten etwas beschabt, handschriftlicher Name auf Vorsatz und Titelblatt, einige Seiten stockfleckig. 90 Seiten mit den zwei von der Zensur geschwärzten Stellen auf Seite 59 und Seite 61, 8°. Erste Ausgabe. Im hinteren Vorsatz mit beigefügt Faksimile-Brief auf Büttenpapier von E. Niebergall. Der Brief ist einer von 300 Exemplaren der Gesellschaft der Bibliophilen Weimar, 1924. Die von der Zensur geschwärzten Worte der Seite 61 sind bekannt. Sie lauten: "abgedankte Minister". Die auf der Seite 59 geschwärzten Worte könnten lauten: "den Willem xx "

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        Das Lied der Deutschen. Melodie nach Joseph Haydn`s: "Gott erhalte Franz den Kaiser, Unsern guten Kaiser Franz!" Arrangirt für die Singstimme mit Begleitung des Pianoforte oder der Guitarre. (Text Eigenthum der Verleger.)

      Hamburg, bei Hoffmann und Campe und Stuttgart, bei Paul Neff, 1. September 1841.2 Bll. (Titel und 2 Seiten Text mit Musiknoten). Hübscher HLdr. um 1910, mit rotem Rückenschild. 27 x 17,5 cm. Goed XIII, 364, 38; Slg. Borst 1988; Steinbrink, Seite 152, 12; Wagner, Nachtrag 6 - 7. - Urdruck der ersten Ausgabe. - Hoffmann von Fallersleben schreibt in seinen Erinnerungen: "Am 29. Aug. 1841 spaziere ich mit Campe am Strande von Helgoland. Ich habe ein Lied gemacht, das kostet aber 4 Louisdor ... Ich lese ihm `Deutschland, Deutschland ueber Alles` vor und noch ehe ich damit zu Ende bin, legt er mir die 4 Louisdor auf meine Brieftasche ... Am 4. Sept. bringt mir Campe das Lied der Deutschen mit der Haydn`schen Melodie". - Das Lied gewann schnell große Popularität. 1922 erklärte der Reichspräsident Ebert das Lied zur deutschen Nationalhymne und 1952 verfügte Bundespräsident Theodor Heuß, dass künftig die 3. (demokratische) Strophe als Nationalhymne gesungen werden sollte. - Beiliegt ein Schreiben des Berliner Antiquariats Gsellius vom 31. August 1939 an einen Innsbrucker Kunden mit dem obig angeführten Zitat aus den Erinnerungen Hoffmanns von Fallerleben. Der Brief schließt mit zeittypischer Grußformel. - Einband am äußeren Rand etwas feuchtfleckig, Die beiden Blätter des "Lied der Deutschen" etwas fleckig, im seitlichen Rand gebräunt, an den oberen Ecken etwas stärker. Mit einer leichten horizontalen Knickfalte. Bücher de

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        Heures Nouvelles paroissien complet latin-français à l'usage de Paris et de Rome, par l'abbé Dassance.

      Paris, L. Curmer, 1841. 8vo, full brown morocco, spine with five raised bands, top edge gilt, wrappers and spine bound in, slipcase. Binding signed Mercier. First issue of the polychrome title, of the 12 engravings by Frédéric Overbeck and of the historiated borders on each page. A superb copy, untrimmed, complete with all the original wrappers bound in at the end of the volume and with the original blank leaves "Souvenirs de famille", preserved in a fine binding signed by Mercier. Provenance: from P. Villeboeuf library. A superb romantic publication, one of the finest of the Curmer firm.

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        Atlas vierzehn lithographirte Blätter enthaltend zur Schrift von den landwirthschaftlichen Gebäuden.

      München, 1841. Tab. A - O. OBrosch. Apart. Nur der Tafelteil: bis auf die erste Tafel, alle anderen doppelseitig. An der Kante mit Buchstaben-Reitern. - Lichtschatten, leichte Läsuren u. Gbrsp. - Selten. Mit dem Brauhaus des Herrn Zacherl, in der Vorstadt Au bei München und dem Sommerkeller. Versand D: 7,00 EUR Architektur

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        Memoirs of Extraordinary Popular Delusions and the Madness of Crowds (Three volumes).

      Richard Bentley, London 1841 - Hardcover. Three Volumes. Octavos. viii + 400pp; iv + 406pp, iv + 404pp. Contemporary full leather bindings, with leather title labels, raised bands, and gilt rules to spine. Decorative borders in blind and gilt to boards. Marbled endpapers and edges. Each volume with its own frontispiece, and one (of two) plates in Vol. III. A delightful work of good humoured skepticism, which later influenced the study of subjects as diverse as psychology, history, economics, the stock market and politics. Considerable occult interest: the whole of Volume III is devoted to esoteric subjects, with nearly 250 pages on "The Alchymists" (including a sub-chapter on John Dee whom Mackay judged to have been "a wonderful man" who sadly "quitted the mathematics and the pursuits of true philosophy, to indulge in the unprofitable reveries of the occult sciences"); with the remainder of that volume scrutinising "Fortune-Telling," and "The Magnetiseers." Volume II is comprised of two large sections on "The Crusades" and "The Witch Mania," with smaller sections on "The Slow Poisoners" and "Haunted Houses." A substantial part of the first volume is devoted to various financial misadventures, including "The Mississippi Scheme," "The South Sea Bubble," "The Tulipomania" (the seventeenth century Dutch obsession with the trade in tulips, that effectively begat the stock and futures markets), and "Relics" (the trade in religious relics). The rest of the volume is divided into varied chapters on subjects as diverse as "Modern Prophecies," "The Public Admiration for Great Thieves" and "The Influence of Politics and Religion on the Hair and Beard" to name a few. From the collection of Dr. M. H. Coleman, with his blind-stamped ex-libris seal on the first front blank page of each volume, and an earlier ownership name ("Bill") at the head of the same page. As noted the volumes have the three frontispieces called for, but only one of the two plates (the plate of John Dee is present, but that of Paracelsus is missing). The bindings are firm and strong, but the spines are darkened and the gilt-work dulled. Corners very lightly bruised, and a few small scrapes to the leather around the edges of the boards. Some scattered pale foxing, heaviest on the first and last half-dozen leaves of each volume and on the plate portraying John Dee. Still a solid, handsome, VG+ set [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Account of Koonawur in the Himalaya, etc. etc. etc.

      London: James Madden & Co. 8vo (23 cm, 9"). xiii, [3], 190, [2], [195]–308 (i.e., 310), xxvi, [2 (adv.)] pp.; 1 fold. map.. 1841 First edition: Description of the Kannaur (or Kunáwár) region of the Himalayas, taken from the late Capt. Gerard's papers and edited by George Lloyd. Charles William Wason, in the Monthly Review (1841 collected volume), opened his review of this work by saying "Captain Alexander Gerard, and his brother Dr. J.G. Gerard, have been deservedly ranked amongst the most enterprising scientific travellers to whom Great Britain has given birth," and he went on to predict that this volume "will be regarded as a precious contribution to science, and to geographical knowledge." Gerard's observations cover botany, linguistics, culture, and commerce, as well as geography. The area of his travels is depicted by an => oversized, folding map of his own design. Contemporary brown cloth, spine with gilt-stamped title; rebacked and 95% of original spine reapplied, with the publisher's name at the foot of the spine chipped. Front pastedown and back of map each with institutional rubber-stamp (no other markings), front free endpaper with inked ownership inscription dated [18]49. Hinges (inside) reinforced. Last preface page with small inked annotation. Pages slightly age-toned; map with light offsetting and one short tear starting along fold, not touching image.

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        Delle ombre e del chiaro-scuro in architettura geometrica. Studii di Giambattista Berti architetto vicentino

      Negretti, Mantova 1841 - In 4, pp. 56. Alla fine 27 tavv. numerate inc. all'acq. di disegni tecniciÂa doppia pagina. Mancanza al margine laterale esterno dell'ultima tav. Cart. ed. muta con rinforzo al d. Importante opera di Giambattista Berti Â(1787-1857), noto architetto vicentino, autore di studi dedicati al disegno dell'ordine architettonico illustrati al tratto e al chiaroscuro. Di particolare pregio le tavole realizzate all'acquatinta. ITA

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        Manuscript by Quaker Joseph Townsend of the Battle of Brandywine September 11, 1777

      [Baltimore, 1841. 25 leaves, stitched together (foliated in red ink: pages 1-50), containing 49 pages of ink manuscript. 8vo (8 x 6-1/2 inches). Provenance: ink inscription on first page by A. D. Sharples in 1902 attributing manuscript to "Joseph Townsend of Baltimore." First leaf detached; some chipping along foreedge of first and last leaves affecting a few words, but not sense; other minor wear and some light, scattered foxing; overall, good condition. Housed in a gilt lettered brown morocco and cloth clamshell box. 25 leaves, stitched together (foliated in red ink: pages 1-50), containing 49 pages of ink manuscript. 8vo (8 x 6-1/2 inches). Some Account of the Adventures of one day-the memorable September 11th 1777. Joseph Townsend's own manuscript for his eyewitness account of the Battle of Brandywine is one of the few civilian, first-hand narratives of that American Revolutionary War battle and its aftermath. Townsend was a Quaker non-combatant, but he provides a clear description of the decisive flanking movement of the British army. While the American army commanded by Washington was defeated at Brandywine, the battlefield is today celebrated as the place where the young, twenty-year-old Marquis de Lafayette was wounded serving the American cause and the place where the Stars and Stripes were possibly first flown in battle.The Battle of Brandywine or the Battle of Brandywine Creek, a turning point in the British army's Philadelphia campaign. The battle was fought on September 11, 1777 not far from Joseph Townsend's home in East Bradford Township, Chester County, Pennsylvania. Despite George Washington's superior field position on the high ground, British and Hessian forces under the command of General Sir William Howe defeated the American army. Townsend describes Howe's surprise maneuver around Washington's right flank and writes in the present manuscript about his free access to the advancing British army: "[W]hile we were sitting therein [a Quaker meeting for worship in a private house] some disturbance was discovered near the house & about the door…found it to be an alarm amongst some of the neighbouring women, that the English were acoming, & that they murdered all before them young and old…being disposed to have a better & nearer view of them [the British army] we sat [set] out for the purpose & passing by the dwelling of Abel Boake, we soon after met Sarah his wife…she encouraged our going amongst them, at the same time admired their appearance, & what fine looking fellows they were (& to use her own expression) they were "something like an Army…thus encouraged we walked on until we approached the flanking party…in a few minutes we found ourselves in the midst of a Crowd of Military characters, rank & file…" (pp19, 22-23) Townsend provides vivid descriptions of the appearance and bearings of General Howe and British General Charles Cornwallis. Howe is described as "…a large portly man of coarse features-he appeared to have lost his teeth, as his mouth had fallen in." (p32) Cornwallis with his scarlet uniform and gold lace made "a brilliant & Martial appearance." (p26) Townsend's account of tending the wounded and burying the dead after the battle is vivid and poignant. An important memoir of a decisive battle in the American Revolutionary War. Townsend's eyewitness description of the Battle of Brandywine is one of the most important first-hand accounts of one of the largest land battles of the American Revolution. Further notes: After the Battle of Brandywine, Townsend removed to Baltimore. The paper that Joseph Townsend wrote this manuscript upon is Gravell (American Watermarks, 2nd ed., Gravell 829 ROCKVILLE and PM 144). Gravell notes the paper was in use in Baltimore at least by 1833. After the war was over, Townsend and his wife, discouraged by the destruction of the battle, moved to Baltimore. Townsend, known as a strong humanitarian, helped the young city grow. War came to his doorstep again in 1814 when the British attacked Baltimore. As a pacifist Quaker, he did not participate in the battle, but when it was over, he tended to the dead and dying, a reprise of the Battle at Brandywine 37 years earlier. Joseph Townsend died in 1841 at the age of 85, leaving us an important legacy of the battle. For those interested in reading Townsend's story, refer to Futhey and Cope's History of Chester County (1881) which is in the library at the Battlefield.- Brandywine Battlefield Historic Site accessed online. Provenance: An inscription on the first leaf of the present manuscript by a relative of Townsend, A[lfred]. D[avis]. Sharples, attributes the manuscript to Joseph Townsend and states that the handwriting is Townsend's. This attribution and an additional inscription also show the direct descent of the manuscript within the Sharples [also "Sharpless"] family. From Joseph Townsend, the manuscript passed to Townsend's first cousin's grandson, Philip Price Sharples (1810-1902). We have traced The Townsend and Sharples [also seen as "Sharpless"] family trees. The deaths of related individuals-a generation or two prior to Philip Price Sharples-clearly indicates they could not have been alive as recipients of this manuscript based upon our bracketed dating. The manuscript is noted as found within the files of Philip P. Sharples and then passed to his son, Alfred Davis Sharples (1844-1919), and then to Alfred D. Sharples' son, Alfred Roberts Sharples (1888-1972). Notes: Townsend's narrative was first published in Philadelphia in 1846 by the Historical Society of Pennsylvania with the caption title: Some Account of the British Army, Under the Command of General Howe, and of the Battle of Brandywine, on the Memorable September 11th, 1777. We have physically examined another manuscript containing Townsend's narrative held by the Chester County Historical Society in Pennsylvania. Their manuscript is not in Townsend's hand. It is clearly written in a later nineteenth century hand. It has noticeable textual differences from Townsend's own (this present) manuscript and it is almost identical to the published account. The cover title of this manuscript is given above at the top, but its opening lines read: "Some account of the British Army under the Command of General Howe & the battle of Brandywine which came to the knowledge & personal observation of the subscriber"

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        Twelve views in the interior of Guiana.

      London Ackermann and Co 1841 - First edition. Folio (53 x 37 cm), hand-coloured lithographed frontispiece, title, dedication leaf, list of subscribers, engraved map by Arrowsmith, 38 pages of text, and 12 hand-coloured lithographed plates finished with gum arabic by Guaci, after drawings taken by Charles Bentley. Contemporary half morocco over embossed cloth, a fine example. Spectacularly illustrated account of an important natural history expedition to South America. Sir Robert Hermann Schomburgk (5 June 1804 – 11 March 1865) was a German-born explorer for Great Britain who carried out geographical, ethnological and botanical studies in South America and the West Indies, and also fulfilled diplomatic missions for Great Britain in the Dominican Republic and Thailand. His taste for natural history led him in 1830 to the West Indies, and in 1831 he surveyed, at his own cost, the littoral of Anegada, one of the Virgin Islands. His results were printed in the Journal of the Royal Geographical Society (1831) and attracted some notice. During 1835–9, under the direction of the Royal Geographical Society, he explored the rivers Essequibo (the sources of which he was the first European to reach), Corentyn, and Berbice, and investigated in detail the capabilities of the colony of British Guiana. In 1837 he discovered and sent to England the giant water lily Victoria regia now renamed Victoria amazonica. By his journey across the interior from the Essequibo to Esmeralda on the Orinoco he was enabled to connect his observations with those of his countryman, Humboldt, and to determine astronomically a series of fixed points extending across the watershed of the great rivers of equatorial America. For these services the Royal Geographical Society conferred on him in 1840 one of its gold medals. As a result of the expedition Schomburgke wrote A Description of British Guiana, Geographical and Statistical (1840), which was in its original form a report to the Colonial Office and is the first detailed account of the colony. For more popular consumption he published by subscription the present work, and two volumes in The Naturalist's Library (ed. W. Jardine) entitled The Fishes of Guiana (1841–3). (ODNB). Abbey, Travel, 729. [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

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      - Madrid, 1841-43, 16 obras encuadernadas en 4 volúmenes de 21,5x15,5 cm., en piel.

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        Merkwürdigkeiten Dresdens und der Umgegend. Mit einer neuen Beschreibung aller Sammlungen für Wissenschaft und Kunst. Ein Taschenbuch für Fremde und Einheimische [.] - Fünfte sehr verbesserte und vermehrte Auflage

      Arnoldische BH, Dresden und Leipzig 1841 - kl. 8°, mit 1 ausfaltbaren Titelkupfer, 1 mehrfach ausfaltbaren Karte, 1 ausfaltbaren geognostischen Profil des Elblaufes und 16 lith. Ansichten auf Tafeln, X, 457(1) S., 1 Bl., spät. Ppbd. mit RS - Fünfte, zugleich erste Ausgabe mit den 16 schönen Ansichten. Einband berieben, gering bestossen, etwas fleckig und in den Gelenken brüchig, vorderes Buchdeckel und Rücken lose. Papier sauber, altersbedingt leicht gebräunt, vereinzelt etwas braunfleckig. Gutes Exemplar [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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      Paris, 1841. Original printed wrappers. Spines split and heavily chipped, covers chipped to varying degrees, a few detached. Minor age toning and foxing. About very good, many volumes unopened. A complete set of this impressive collection of French translations of early histories of Mexico, Nicaragua, Peru, Florida, and more, assembled by Henri Ternaux- Compans, the first major collector of Americana. The scion of a French family who had made a fortune in the wool trade, Ternaux-Compans collected vigorously in the two decades after the end of the Napoleonic Wars, publishing a catalogue of his collection in 1837, the same year he began publishing this series. On the title page of each volume is given a subtitle of the work contained therein, followed by the place and date of its first publication. The final eleven volumes contain translations from Spanish manuscripts, which, with the exception of three articles in volumes 10 and 20, were previously unpublished. The first ten volumes are usually referred to as the first series, and volumes 11 through 20 as the second. Some of the works included are those of Cabeça de Vaca; Xérès' RELATION VERIDIQUE DE LA CONQUETE DE PEROU; Ixtlilxochitl's CRUAUTES HORRIBLES DES CONQUERANTS DU MEXIQUE; Oviedo y Valdés' HISTOIRE DU NICARAGUA; Velasco's HISTOIRE DU ROYAUME DE QUITO, and others. Two works of particular note in the set are Castaneda de Nagera's RELATION DU VOYAGE DE CIBOLA ENTERPRIS EN 1540 and the collection on Florida, RECUEIL DE PIECES SUR LA FLORIDE.... The Castaneda de Nagera is the "first appearance in any language of the chief source on Coronado's expedition, previously known of only from meager accounts found in Ramusio, Herrera, Gomara and Venegas. Coronado and his men were, aside from De Vaca, the first Europeans to visit Texas, and preceded all others into New Mexico, Arizona and Colorado" - Howes. Most of the pieces in the Florida volume are published here for the first time. The bulk of Ternaux-Compans original collection ultimately passed, via the booksellers Obadiah Rich and Henry Stevens, to John Carter Brown, and provided the original basis of that great library. An important collection for scholars and collectors of Latin America. SABIN 94856. PALAU 330425. HOWES C224a "aa," T104 "aa." SERVIES 2660.

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        Chimie organique appliquée à la physiologie végétale et à l'agriculture suivie d'un essai de toxicologie

      Paris, chez Fortin, Masson et cie, 1841. In/8 reliure demi - basane marron, dos à nerfs à roulette et titres dorés, 392 p., 16 ff. de catalogue. Première édition française. Rousseurs éparses. Justus Liebig (1803 - 1873) fut un chimiste allemand qui a apporté une contribution majeure à l'agriculture biologique et de la chimie, et a travaillé sur l'organisation de la chimie organique. Il est connu comme le «père de l'industrie des engrais" pour sa découverte de l'azote en tant qu'élément essentiel des éléments nutritifs des plantes, et sa formulation de la loi du minimum, qui décrit l'effet des différents nutriments sur les cultures. Il a également mis au point un procédé de fabrication d'extrait de viande, fondant un société Liebig Extrait de la viande Company, qui, plus tard sera connu sous le nom de fabrique Oxo cube de bouillon de boeuf. relié Bon état

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        Kinder- und Hausmärchen. Gesammelt durch die Brüder Grimm. Kleine Ausgabe.

      Berlin, Reimer, 1841 - IV, 308 S. mit 7 Kupfern von Ludwig Emil Grimm Einband berieben, bestoßen und fleckig. Schnitt etwas fleckig. Handschriftliches Besitzermonogramm auf Vorsatz. Titel fleckig, angeschmutzt und mit älterer Rissklebung. Durchgehend fleckig und angeschmutzt. S. 17/18, 95/96, 111/112, 119-122, fehlen. S. 93/94 mit älter hinterlegtem Eckabriss.S. 158 und gegenüberliegendes Kupfer (Dornröschen) mit anhaftendem Fleck und Kupfer mit älter hinterlegtem Randabriss. Hinterer Falz sich öffnend. Das Buch wurde wohl vor längerer Zeit neu gebunden. Die "Kleine Ausgabe" mit 50 Titeln war für Kinder gedacht und erschien ab 1825. Sie brachte den Publikumserfolg der Grimm`schen Märchen. Zu Lebzeiten der Brüder Jacob und Wilhelm Grimm erschienen zehn Auflagen der "Kleinen Ausgabe". Sprache: Deutsch Gewicht in Gramm: 1100 [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Manuscript Journal - Maori Tribes & Warfare - Silviculture & Forestry

      New Zealand, 1841. New Zealand, Van Diemen's Land [Tasmania], 1841-1843. Unpublished manuscript fair journal of the fourth and final expedition to New Zealand made by Thomas Laslett, a timber purveyor for the Royal Navy's Admiralty, written late 1881 and into early 1882, drawing from his original diary, and containing an excellent account of the state of the then newly formed Colony of New Zealand, including land disputes, colonial law enforcement, increasing intertribal warfare, the changing dispositions of indigenous Maori tribes, and the timber trade which relied heavily on those tribes. Also with substantial commentary on the conveyance of convicts from England to Australia, and observations of the economic state of the penal colony Hobart Town. 8vo. 249 pages, plus a 2 page preface, signed in the original by the author. Minor wear to boards, otherwise in very good condition, internally sound, a pleasing and early primary source unpublished account. Penned upon his retirement, Laslett's journals draw directly from his own on-the-spot travel accounts, "put in a condensed form... to contain everything of interest..." so stated in his preface. The National Library of New Zealand, Alexander Turnbull Collections, also holds three of Laslett's fair journals describing his voyages to New Zealand. The state of the Colony of New Zealand in its formative years, an especially tumultuous period, is presented in a vivid firsthand account by a notable agent of the Royal Navy whom, through previous voyages, had become familiar with the region and had established working relations with the Maori. Also interesting, Laslett observes the historical cognitive shift among the Maori, who after a few years of felling forests, were beginning to see the greater value of their land and natural commodity, were beginning to think in terms of Western commerce. This expedition took place after the signing of the Treaty of Waitangi in 1840, Laslett's text including references to the incipient European settlements that followed the establishment of the New Zealand Company, as well as tensions over land purchases, and issues of sovereignty between the Maori and the new government. The account also precedes the Battle of Kororareka, or the Burning of Kororareka, by only two to three years, and illustrates tensions brewing between the tribes, the settlers, and the government. [As part of the Flagstaff War, also known as the First Maori War, the battle took place on 11 March 1845, resulting in the fall of the present day city of Russell to Maori warriors and the abatement of British dominance.] Laslett's volume spans from 20 July 1841 to 14 October 1843, beginning with the voyage of convict ship HMS Tortoise to Van Diemen's Land, Australia, with 401 felons onboard. [Initially administered as a part of the Australian colony of New South Wales, New Zealand had became a colony in its own right on 1 July 1841, just before Laslett's arrival on this, his fourth expedition.] The objects of this expedition were, of course, to transport convicts to Hobart and to procure a cargo of kauri spars for the Royal Navy, but also to visit the principal port town Kororareka (now Russell) and the established residents there, both European and native, to obtain pertinent information relating to the colony. The added reconnaissance mission results in an excellent account of relations between the colonial governments and the Maori chiefs, on trade and barter, and on the reasons for diminishing numbers of European settlers at Kororareka. Prominent warrior culture and frequent fighting among tribes, rising tensions over disputed land sales, great scarcity of food - the native labourers suffering in particular, shortage of work, suffering economies in the colonial townships, theft, crime and general desperation... the colony was experiencing much hardship in its earliest years. Although overshadowed mainly by accounts of tribal disagreements and battles, these troubles were contrasted by the promising discovery of an untapped resource of timber, which is also described as it unfolded, and by the commercial opportunities which were imminent with the founding of Auckland as capital. This volume also records tattooing practices, cannibalism, war dances and the trials of working in the jungle. Laslett speaks to a dominant and highly feared chief of the Mahurehure tribe who candidly admits to his cannibalistic fetish for human flesh. Scarcity of food and discord between tribes are recurring issues to contend with. In one case, a tribal skirmish took the lives of 13 Tauranga people and claimed 22 of them prisoners by the Thames tribe. It was also reported that natives from Nukatoo attacked and plundered the native residents of Mayor Island, they too, taking prisoners. These were troubling times for indigenous tribes and foreign settlers alike. On the voyage out, at least two convicts died, a John Barber whose hearing had been at the Norwich Quarter Sessions in Norfolk and who was committed to the sea, and another man who was buried in Simon's Town, Cape of Good Hope. A lovely description of Simon's Town in January 1842 interjects the seafaring portion of the volume. Upon arrival at the penal colony, Hobart Town, Tasmania, the convicts were inspected, as was the prison, by the Colonial Secretary and the Surgeon Secretary of Convicts. The prisoners were then informed of probation and employment opportunities to be granted for good conduct. Before the convicts were even released from the ship, however, a soldier, surname Watson, committed suicide. During the winter of 1842, the Tortoise was moored at Great Barrier Island, and the cutting camp at Te Karo was supplied by cutters and schooners shuttling back and forth. As such, provisioning was inconvenient and consumed time and resources. This expedition was largely encumbered by on-going struggles in acquiring native labour, and incessant interruptions caused by the threat of inter-tribal warfare. Three crew members of the Tortoise lost their lives while in New Zealand. Nonetheless, at least two inland surveys were made, led by the natives, and resulted in excellent findings of untouched, abundant kauri forests. As well as the charts which tally the timber pieces felled and shaped for planks or spars, unique to this volume is a chart listing numerous botanical specimens collected. [When the Tortoise arrived back in England in October 1843, she carried an important collection of flora and fauna from New Zealand which were brought to the museum at Kew.] Excerpts from the manuscript: "We had a little trouble at times with the natives but when I consider the difficulty under which they laboured for want of food... the arduous task... it might well be excused. Some of the incidents of our employment with them, were of a striking and peculiar kind..." "On the 12th August 1841 the Tortoise being ready for sea, I embarked... 100 soldiers, and 54 women and children all of the 96th Regiment, the troops being intended as a convict guard, the ship having been fitted for 400 prisoners for passage to Van Diemens Land..." [Some 75,000 convicts were sent to Van Diemen's Land from 1803 when the state was created as a penal settlement of the British Empire, a territory within the colony of New South Wales, until transportation ceased in 1853.] "John Barber, one of the convicts died this morning of dysentery - this is the first death that has occurred on the voyage... the body was committed to the deep sea in presence of all the prisoners..." "Simon's Bay to Tasmania. January 13th 1842. HMS Tortoise sailed... brought us on the 15th [February] to within about 250 miles of the S.W. Cape of Van Diemens Land. Thomas Finch, a convict died... the third death of the voyage." "Tasmania. February 21st. Two days after our arrival the convicts and the prison were inspected by the colonial secretary, and the surgeon superintendent of convicts... Mr. Thomson the Registrar of Probation came on board... told them of far employment at the probation stations for terms varying from fifteen months to three years, where they would work in opening up roads or in the quarries..." "... in a short space of time they were safe within the prison walls where the Governor Captain Franklin inspected them, and enquired whether they had any complaint to make of their treatment while on board the ship... no complaint. The Governor, later on Captain, then Sir John Franklin was employed in the unfortunate Arctic Expedition of 1845 and perished with the crews of both his ships, "Erebus" and "Terror"... Shortly after the Governor's inspection 200 of these convicts were put on board one of the colonial brigs for passage to Port Arthur." "While we were at Hobart Town... HMS Beagle [with Charles Darwin] came in from surveying duties at Portland Bay... " "... we came upon the celebrated stringy bark tree, that Captn. Cook marked when he visited the Bay... the tree had been much damaged by visitors and having regard to this, I thought it would not be a very serious piece of vandalism if I took away a small piece of the wood of specimen shape... I still retain this piece..." "Hobart Town and the colony of Van Diemens Land... was not considered to be in a flourishing condition... there was everywhere wide spread depression of trade and this it was said of all the Australian rent, provisions, clothing, &c. were all at high prices, and the working man found it hard to live with any degree of comfort... " "Whole cargoes of ships were being put up to auction, and their goods sold at the barest trifle over their cost prices in England... a few capitalists seizing the opportunity, bought them up and reaped in full benefits of it. Several banks failed, and the colonial government was very poor..." "New Zealand. HMS Tortoise having arrived at Kororarika in the Bay of Islands on the 21st March 1842, the mission upon which we had been sent may be said to have commenced from that date. Our object in visiting this the principal port, was to renew our acquaintanceship with many old established residents there, both European and native, and also to get the latest intelligence of all matters relating to the colony..." "These chiefs said that their tribes were much scattered, and they themselves had only come to Kororarika to take over the case of Makatu, a native whom the colonial government had hanged at Auckland for the murder of a family who had lived on the islands... the chiefs were very much annoyed at the government in this matter and fears were for some time felt, as to whether they would fall upon the settlers in retaliation... Ariver, however, a powerful chief who apprehended the man saw the thing clearer... advised them not to think of resorting to violence since as he understood it, the government would afford them protection against the white man if one of them committed an offence against the Maori or native..." "The native village at the Kawa-kawa... nearly deserted, as was Nippah or the fortress of the Chief Pomara, which included a good number of huts or wharries for the accommodation of his tribe and followers.. they had gone to Auckland to argue the case of the murderer Makatu..." "European settlers, many of whom had been a long time in this place, mixing freely with the natives, and trading with the whaling fleet that came into the port, these too were fewer in number than I had before seen... the bonafide immigrants who had been attracted to the colony... were all on the point of moving away... as soon as they could dispose of their goods... they exclaimed loudly against the government for interfering with them in their claims for land purchased from the natives before the establishment of the colony..." [The Maori tribes at first sold the land to the settlers, but the government voided the sales in 1840. Now only the government was allowed to purchase land from Maori, who received cash. The government bought practically all the useful land, then resold it to the New Zealand Company, which promoted immigration, or leased it for sheep runs. The Company resold the best tracts to British settlers; its profits were used to pay the travel of the immigrants from Britain.] "... for nearly three miles, we had to cut every foot of the way with hatchets, still by perseverance we did it... we were entering up in a Kauri forest... our natives now began to talk in a very lively fashion... we told them at once that we liked the look of it... to make spars for Line of Battle ships topmasts... " "Our natives formed themselves into two groups, the Christian and the heathen, all however were agreed upon a common action, and a determination to resist the threatened landing of strangers." "May 14th... A considerable number of natives arrived at our beach station from Tauranga including the chiefs Pahi, Hokianga, and Anaks, who had each brought with them in their canoes a strong force of their respective tribes... Tepooehen and his party mustered together and seated themselves in small groups silently watching the landing... there was a cordial greeting, this we thought was particularly significant..." "... arrangements... should be made, to guard against disputes later on... to question the chiefs through the interpreter as to whether they had previously sold any part of the forest of Wakahongiri to Mr. Brown or to a Mr. Webster... they had done nothing of the kind... they alone were the proprietors. A document was therefore drawn... they being proprietors were willing to sell to the British government as many spars from the forest of Wakahongiri as might be required..." "A canoe with the Chief Tokea and a strong party of natives arrived... a scene took place of somewhat extraordinary character... [I] could not understand why a war dance should be started by the new arrivals. Our own natives coming down upon the beach... At the end of this encounter I think the new arrivals had much the worst of it, for they were scratched a good deal about their nude bodies, and some were bleeding from the nose... almost immediately after they united together in hauling up the canoe above the tideway. In the evening these odd people all turned in together at the range of huts at our encampment, and seemed perfectly happy in each others company." "... a mournful ceremony with the tribe of the late Chief Etumar, a convert to Christianity... over 600 people...most fearful howling imaginable while they were crying in a very earnest fashion... The wringing of the hands and contortion of their bodies... When all this ceremony was over Dr. Domville and myself took a walk.. went to look at a Pah at Kawa-ranga, this was considered the strongest native fortress of the the vicinity of the Pah we found there were a great many natives residing near, whom we thought had not yet fallen under missionary influence... they held to their heathen rites and customs..." "Two European sawyers came to the station to seek for work... the state of work in the townships... they said there was plenty of work but great difficulty in getting payment... working classes found it a hard matter..." "... quiet day... the natives... amused themselves by tattooing the faces of several men... The men who underwent this tattooing or beautifying of their faces lay upon the ground, while the operator traced the required curved line with a sharp pointed tick dipped in a solution as black as ink... until it brought the blood to the surface... marking indelibly the tribe to which the man belonged. I watched this tattooing going on for fully three hours... the men bore it in a most stoical fashion... three weeks before they healed..." "... a severe fight at Tauranga... the chiefs and many men had been killed... prisoners had been taken on both sides..." "two canoes filled with fern root, which was regarded as a great blessing, the natives being very badly off for food... a few of their number to go out at sea, to endeavour to catch some fish, for they were again near upon starvation... failure to get a supply of fish... Oddly enough today two penguins were caught about a mile inland from the beach, these were soon killed by the natives and cooked for food..." "Our schooner [Three Bees] returned from Tauranga via Tonhona Island... another schooner claimed from the Mukatoo people... the natives stated they had taken it for a theft done by the said European, in stealing potatoes from a tabooed store of theirs... there were serious disputes among the natives themselves, the Muskatoo and the Tauranga each charged the other with having wantonly fought and killed one or two men while the Tauranga natives were charged besides with cannibalism..." "... Pahi is chief of the Mahurehuri tribe at Baupuha near Mercury Bay, formerly they were about 200 men strong but at the time of writing... scarcely exceeded 40 men including a few slaves... a man of huge dimensions and extraordinary strength... a great fighting man... considerable influence in and about the Mercury Bay district... he has the reputation of being a great cannibal, and while he was with me he did not care to disguise the fact that he had then a relish for human flesh. His people who feared him a great deal, said they perfectly understood when he had a craving for it, by his eating all the raw lizards he could get hold of... from what I could remember of him on a former voyage... he was gradually calming down..." "The chief Tiapara was now in his turn all but out of provisions... instead of going to work, he sent his men to collect shellfish from the rocks and to the hills near the Tirna river for fern root." "March 7th I went on board the Tortoise with some specimens of wood... At night from the deck I had the first sight og a very magnificent comet... a splendid object... [the Great Comet of 1843, member of the Kreutz Sungrazers]" "April 25th... payment was made to the natives for the spars, the Chief Hokianga being the first to receive it... well satisfied with the quantity of barter goods given to him. It was then arranged to send other goods on shore for distribution among the people there... blankets, shirts, gown pieces, handkerchiefs, fowling pieces, tobacco pipes, &c we thought would out them all in high glee... so much merchandise... instead of this they expressed themselves as dissatisfied with it... they stormed a good deal, were wild with excitement... they would burn the lot...would have nothing to do with us... I believe that barter goods to the full extent of the agreement for the spars were given... they had been liberally dealt with, in times of their great distress for food... The natives were however changing somewhat in their character, and they were gradually learning that their land and the produce of their forests possessed a higher value than formerly... In any future dealings with the New Zealanders it was therefore seen that it would be necessary there should be a clear agreement in writing... in the presence of witnesses." "... there had been... a war among the natives at a place called Monganuri near Wangaroa about some land... 6000 men were engaged... 30 men were killed, including the Chief Noble, who had set up a claim to the property... Some chiefs who were in the fight... told me that unless the Colonial Government interfered there would probably soon be another fight... Noble's people although beaten were not satisfied... still maintained that the land belongs to them, and that it was the property of their ancestors. " "During our stay at Auckland I had frequent opportunities of looking about the neighbourhood, and was much struck with the apparent capabilities of the place for civilization... Mr. Willoughby Shortland was then administering the Government of the Colony." End Excerpts. Thomas Laslett (1811-1887), Timber Inspector for the Admiralty, began his career as a Purveyor of Timber at the age of 22, his first four expeditions seeing him to New Zealand to procure high-quality timber suitable for mast and spars for large Royal Navy ships, which required him to penetrate sometimes hostile tribal regions. Laslett was born at Poplar, Middlesex on 18 June 1811 and was baptised at the East India Dock Chapel there. He was the eldest child of Thomas Laslett, a shipwright, and as such had begun apprenticing as a shipwright before being presented with the opportunity to work abroad. Indeed having found his calling and impressed the Admiralty, he was sent on three further missions to remote places with important timber stocks. As Timber Inspector for the Admiralty, from 1847 to 1849 he was commissioned to inspect teak in Burma, mainly Moulmein (Mawlamyine) and environs. He was employed to survey and report upon some forests near Russia in Asia Minor, and in 1859 made an expedition to the Anatolian Highlands around Bursa in Turkey during the period of Ottoman reign. An expedition took him through Bosnia and Herzegovina in 1860 (then the Ottoman provinces of Bosnia Vilayet and Vilayet of Kosovo). These latter two expeditions, again to little-known remote regions, were undertaken in hopes of locating untapped sources of high-quality oak. Settling near home, he was Timber Inspector of Woolwich Dockyard until 1869 and for many years later Timber Inspector for the Admiralty. In 1875 Laslett published a book titled "Timber and Timber Trees: Native and Foreign". He retired from active service in April 1880 and was subsequently employed by the Admiralty to make special surveys of timber on various occasions at home and abroad. He was also commissioned by the Society of Arts to report on timber exhibited in the Colonial and Indian Exhibition at London in 1886. He suffered a heart attack and died the at Woolwich Dockyard Railway Station on 6 April 1887. Early Timber Trade: Traders from the Australian colonies began visiting in New Zealand harbours after the first trading ship, the Fancy, arrived in the Hauraki Gulf in 1794. Its crew felled trees beside the Waihou River, with the help of Maori. Other ships visited between 1798 and 1801, taking kahikatea, but many logs rotted or were lost at sea. The Maori refused to haul felled logs out of the forest for some crews who did not respect their customs. Differing views led to disaster in 1809 when the ship 'Boyd' called at Whangaroa Harbour to get timber. Whangaroa Maori, who believed the captain had ill-treated the chief, Te Ara, while was travelling onboard, massacred most of the crew and passengers, and burned the ship. Consequently, in 1809, New Zealand timber trade came to a halt. In 1814 some missionaries, including William Hall who was a carpenter by trade, were sent to the Bay of Islands, together with three labourers and sawyers. They taught local Maori how to saw timber to European requirements. Timber and flax cargoes were sent to New South Wales to help fund the mission. In the early 1820s, the British Royal Navy discovered kauri, an ideal timber for spars, at Hokianga, Kaipara, Coromandel, Manukau and Tauranga harbours. By 1827, the Royal Navy had tested had proven that kauri was stronger and lasted better than kahikatea. The British government subsequently began to encourage the timber trade. Timber increased in demand for housing and for ships with the Australian colonies growing from the 1830s. Kauri was preferred, but woods such as kahikatea, rimu and totara were also used. Skilled European tradesmen were needed to choose the correct trees and supervise felling and milling. Also required were Maori workers prepared to haul and load the trees; they worked in return for goods such as blankets, tools, tobacco and firearms. Maori tribes often wanted to attract timber trade, which they controlled by bargaining over cutting rights or labour. Sometimes port fees were charged, and some Maori became skilled sawyers and traders. In the mid-1830s, one third of the North Island's European male population was involved in the timber trade, inclusive of ex-convicts and wealthy merchants. British interest in New Zealand increased, and in 1840, New Zealand became a British colony under the Treaty of Waitangi. The Treaty of Waitangi was signed on 6 February 1840 by representatives of the British Crown and various Maori chiefs from the North Island of New Zealand, ultimately resulting in the declaration of British sovereignty over New Zealand by Lieutenant Governor William Hobson in May following. Despite controversies and debate surrounding breaches and translation issues, today the Treaty is generally considered the founding document of New Zealand as a nation. HMS Tortoise was an East Indiaman built of teak in Bombay, India, launched 22 March, 1784, and originally named the Sir Edward Hughes. In 1806 she was sold to the Royal Navy, renamed HMS Tortoise, and fitted to carry 22 guns. Made of teak, she was a large barque of 986 tons, and 150 foot long. After serving in the Mediterranean, then in English waters, in September 1841 made her first voyage as a convict ship, Captain James Wood commanding, and carrying 394 male prisoners and a substantial prison guard supplied by the British Army. HMS Tortoise was moored at Nagles Cove, Great Barrier Island for six months during the last half of 1842. It was a particularly safe anchorage in all weathers, and had the advantage of a shipbuilding establishment ashore overseen by Captain Jeremiah Nagle. As the New Zealand winter of 1842 arrived and to avoid the dangers of an exposed coast at that time of year, the Tortoise was moored at Great Barrier Island, and the cutting camp at Te Karo was supplied from it by a succession of cutters and schooners shuttling back and forth. Three crewmembers of the Tortoise had lost their lives while in New Zealand. On 22 June 1843, HMS Tortoise began the voyage home, from Barrier Island, the widow and family of Governor Hobson being on board. Arriving back in England in October 1843, she had with her an important collection of flora and fauna which had been collected while in New Zealand, and which were given to the museum at Kew. . Very Good.

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        The Life and Times of Dick Whittington: An Historical Romance.

      London: Hugh Cunningham, 1841. - First Edition. Octavo. Bound in original publishers cloth, rebacked; boards decorated with blind panelling, with gilt titles, and gilt portrait of Whittington and cat to spine; all edges uncut. With 22 illustrations. Binding is rubbed, gilt to spine somewhat faded. Text is clean, but illustrations show a little tanning and spotting. A first edition of a fascinating rendering of Richard Whittington's colourful life and career, from infancy to the grave. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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