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        Autograph letter signed "Francilla"

      - 3 pp., densely written on two conjugate octavo leaves. Weimar, March 4, 1841. To Madame Maschinka Schubert, "famous artist." With integral address panel. In German, with translation. An important letter,describing the German premiere of Bellini's "La Sonnambula" by the celebrated contralto singing Amina, one of her most famous roles. "Over the course of six days in Leipzig, I sang three times, came here the other morning, where the next rehearsals were already awaiting me. Besides La Sonnambula and Romeo, I also sang Norma; all three performances were sold out. and applause was just what you would wish for in Germany. The Sonnambula was performed here for the first time. I confess that I enjoyed greatly making this dear opera known. The tenor Götze is very good and sang and acted with a passion. So the opera caused a big splash. I was called out twice, which, I was told, happens never, or at least only very rarely."Slightly soiled and foxed; minor tears and paper defects; creased at folds. Pixis was the foster-daughter of the pianist and composer Johann Peter Pixis (1788-1874), "who had recognized her vocal gifts. Pixis was her principal teacher, although she studied further with Josephine Fodor-Mainville, Henriette Sontag, Rossini and Paer. Her voice was powerful and sonorous, free from strain at louder dynamics and, when required, softly beautiful. Among her most renowned roles were Amina (La sonnambula), Romeo (I Capuleti e i Montecchi), Norma, Rosina (Il barbiere di Siviglia) and Gabriella (Mercadante's Gabriella di Vergy). Pixis conceived his operetta Die Sprache des Herzens for her, and Pacini wrote for her the leading role in his Saffo (1840)." Gaynor G. Jones et al in Grove online Madame Schubert, a coloratura soprano, was the wife of Franz Schubert (1808-1878), violinist and composer, eldest son of the composer and double bass player Franz Anton Schubert (1768-1827), and daughter of the Kapellmeister Georg Abraham Schneider (1770-1839) and singer Caroline Portmann. "She made her début in London in 1832 and was later a valuable, versatile member of the Dresden Opera, her range including soubrette and tragic roles." Grove online

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        Opere edite ed inedite Raccolte e pubblicate per cura dell'Accademia dele Scienze dell'Istituto di Bologna.

      Dall'Olmo, Bologna 1841 - In 4° grande (310x230); pagg. 120, 505, (3), ritratto di Galvani inciso in rame da Marchi su disegno di Spagnoli, tavola litografica che riproduce in facsimile una lettera dell'aut., con 9 tavole, di cui 4 ripiegate. Brossura editoriale a stampa. Prima edizione collettiva, che contiene anche alcune parti in prima edizione, prima edizione critica del "De viribus electricitatis". Esemplare immacolato, con barbe ed intonso. Rossetti Cantoni, pag. 45.

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        Darby's Map of London with the Railways and Stations, 1841.

      Darton & Clark, 1841., 1841.. Map in 16 rectangular pieces mounted on linen. One short edge and one long edge creased, mild foxing, overall very good to near fine in very good folding chemise, rubbed but intact with joints strong.. 17 x 26 inch folding color map in publisher's brown cloth chemise with yellow title label.

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        Incidents of Travel in Central America Chiapas and Yucatan

      

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

      

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        The Pic Nic Papers By various hands

      

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        TA., Liebig's Laboratorium, "Ansicht des chemischen Institutes zu Giessen".

      - Lithographie m. Tonplatte v. Wagner n. Bayrer, dat. 1841, 21,5 x 29,5 Seltene Ansicht. - Vor dem Institut hält eine Kutsche.

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        THE HISTORY AND ANTIQUITIES OF NEW ENGLAND, NEW YORK, AND NEW JERSEY

      Worcester: Dorr, Howland & Co, 1841. 8vo, original full brown calf; spine intricately decorated and lettered in gilt. viii, (9)-576 pages; engraved frontispiece; engraved hand-colored folding map; numerous woodcut illustrations in the text, including depictions of both sides of a Pine Tree shilling and the copper coins of New Jersey, Massachusetts and Connecticut. Some foxing throughout, as is apparently typical of this title. Binding rubbed and worn, but still sound. Very good. Important for the early illustrations of Massachusetts silver and especially of the state coppers of New Jersey, Connecticut and Massachusetts--these are quite probably the earliest depictions of the state copper coinage. Pages 523-527 comprise an account of "Coinage, Bills of Credit, &c.," and includes the numismatic illustrations noted. Howes B124.

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        Rom. Bleisftift.

      Rechts unten bezeichnet. - Die zarte Bleistiftzeichnung zeigt den Blick über die von Büschen und Zypressen überwucherte römische Campagna auf zwei Gebäude der Stadt. - Der Landschaftsmaler Julius Steinkopf hielt sich von Ende 1841 bis Juni 1844 in Rom auf. - Rückseit. bez.: "Von Julius Steinkopf" und "In Rom". - Blatt mit leichten Knickspuren und sehr kl. Flecken. - Versandkosten auf Anfrage. Sprache: Deutsch

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        Annales d`Oculistique. Tome VI. Octobre 1841 - Mars 1842.

       Sammelband der Zeitschrift vom Oktober 1841 - März 1842. 286 Seiten, 1 Blatt ( Inhaltsverzeichnis ) sowie eine farbig lithographierte Tafel mit 5 Darstellungen. Mit zahlreichen Beiträgen u.a. zu Cataracte / Conjunctive / Glaucome / Iris / Lumiere / Ophthalmie purulente / Strabisme. Mit zahlreichen Beiträgen u.a. von: Stoeber, Fleusseu, G. Gluge, Ruychaver, Malgaigne, Sichel, Petrequin, Guepin, Florent Cunier, M. d`Ammon, Desmarres, Foeachon, Florio, Caffe, Szokalski, Baudens, Vallee, Gerdy. Ohldr mit farbigem Rückenschildchen, 8°. Einband berieben, Ecken und Kanten bestoßen, Rücken angeplatzt und etwas beschädigt. Bindung gelockert. Innen Schmutztitel stärker fleckig, Bibliotheksstempel, einige Seiten gering fleckig. - sehr selten - ( Gewicht 450 Gramm ) ( Pic erhältlich / webimage available ) Versandkostenfreie Lieferung Auge, Sehen, Sehvermögen, Oculi, Ophthalmologie, Ophthalmology, Ophthalmie, Glaukom, Katarakt, Iris, Strabismus, Okular, Augenheilkunde, Augenarzt

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        Orthoptera descripta et depicta. Cum tabulis LX coloratis.

      - Lipsiae, L. Voss, 1841-1845. Large-4to (290 x 225mm). pp. iv, (124), with 60 hand-coloured lithographed plates. Contemporary green half morocco, spine with gilt ornaments and lettering. One of the most beautifully illustrated works on orthoptera (grasshoppers, crickets, stick insects and praying mantis). It is preceeded by Stoll's 'Réprésentation exactement colorée d'après nature des Spectres ou Phasmes, des Mantes, des Sauterelles, des Grillons,.' of 1787-1813. The work was published in 10 parts. Toussaint de Charpentier (1779-1849) was German entomologist and geologist and illustrated the work himself. According to Horn-Schenkling, 'Index Litt. Entomologicae' (1928), the work is rare. A fine copy.Provenance: Armorial bookplate of Léon Duchesne de la Sicotière.Junk, Rara I, 86; Nissen ZBI, 875. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Ancient Spanish Ballads; Historical and Romantic. Translated, With Notes, By J. G. Lockhart . . . A New Edition, Revised.

      John Murray. A reprint of the 1841 revised edition. Lockhart's Ancient Spanish Ballads first appeared in 1823; this was the first edition with Owen Jones contributions.. Fine, handsome copy, enclosed in a full morocco pull-off case (which had been repaired).. NCBEL III, 1291; Ray, The Illustrator and the Book in England, 226; McLean, Victorian Book Design, pages 78-80. 4to,later brown full morocco by Bensel of New York, elaborate inlaid geometric pattern on the upper and lower boards, inlaid inner dentelles, dark brown silk moire endpapers, gilt lettering, a.e.g. Four chromolithographed plates, colored ornamental page borders, vignettes, titles, initials & cuts by Owen Jones; six tinted wood-engraved plates and numerous illustrations in the text by William Allan, David Roberts, Henry Warren, C. E. Aubrey and William Harvey. One of the earliest and finest examples of the Victorian illuminated gift book and one of Jones’ first efforts as a book artist, in a scrumptious early 20th century binding. Bookplate of San Francisco collector Morgan A. Gunst on the front blank.

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        Petra

      F.G. Moon, London 1841 - Lithographie originale de couleur bistre, rehaussée à l'aquarelle, datée en bas de l'image "May 1st 1841". Première édition, publiée à Londres chez Francis Graham Moon, de 1842 à 1849, en 6 volumes, limitée à 500 exemplaires. Titre de l'oeuvre et date en bas à gauche dans la planche. Dimensions de la gravure sans le titre et les marges: 33 x 49 cm. Size: elephant in Folio

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        Report of the Trial of the Action, Bogle Versus Lawson, For a Libel...

      1841. One of the Most Detailed Accounts of a Major Nineteenth-Century Financial Swindle Hughes, W. Hughes, Editor. "The Times" Testimonal: Report of the Trial of the Action, Bogle Versus Lawson, For a Libel Published in "The Times" London-Newspaper, Tried at the Summer Assizes for the Country of Surrey, Held at Croydon, Monday, August 16, 1841, Before the Right Honourable Sir Nicholas Conyngham Tindal, Knt. Lord Chief Justice of the Court of Common Pleas, And a Special Jury; Together with the Proceedings of a Public Meeting of Merchants, Bankers and Others, Held at the Mansion House, London, Friday, October 1, 1841, On the Subject of Such Action, And of the Committee then Appointed; And Also a List of Subscribers to "The Times" Testimonial. Published by the Committee. London: John Hatchard and Son, Henry Butterworth and Pelham Richardson, 1841. 179, [1] pp. Half-title lacking. Octavo (8-1/4" x 5"). Recent quarter cloth over marbled boards, printed paper title label to spine. Some toning to text, light soiling to title page. A nice copy of a rare title. * First edition. A sensational case of a million-pound plot to defraud continental bankers by forged letters of credit, or lettres circulaires, purporting to have been issued by the bankers Glyn, Hallifax, Mills, & Co. The plot was exposed by a Times of London correspondent in a letter, published in the newspaper on 26th May 1840, which referred to "the great forgery company established on the continent lately detected," and naming the co-conspirators. These included the Marquis of Bourbel, "the chief of the gang," the Baron Louis d'Arjuzon, alias De Castel, Pipe "an Englishman who professes to be a solicitor in London," and Cunningham Graham "an anonymous partner in the house of Bogle, Kerrich, and Co." The case was sensational in both social and in banking circles. It exposed the largely unregulated and certainly sloppy banking practices associated with letters of credit (easy to forge and difficult to police) and the almost brilliant ingenuity of an international gang of con men. The naming of Allan George Bogle-who was almost certainly involved-triggered this libel action against John Joseph Lawson, the printer and publisher of the Times, and resulted in the award of one farthing damages for Bogle, but enormous expense and the considerabl

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        Plan of the City Moscow (by Schubert), published in 1841: Explication du plan de Moskou - Reprint

      

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        Papers of the Legislative Council of Van Diemen's Land, 1841

      Hobart Town: James Barnard, Government Printer, 1841. Scuffed at extremities and sympathetically rebacked retaining original label; internally very good indeed.. Foolscap folio, comprising 26 individually paginated sections; contemporary full roan, Diverse series of despatches and reports reflecting the dynamic and progressive administration of Sir John Franklin. Each of the 26 parts is separately paginated, for a full listing is see Ferguson 3314. Subjects include emigration, convict management, education, bushrangers and the building of water supply and civil works. The final report on emigration is the longest in the series, totalling some 82 pages, and is 'very important for information regarding emigration and the experiences of immigrants' (Ferguson).This volume is from the collection of Dr. Clifford Craig, with one of his characteristic typed notes tipped to the front endpaper regarding colonial cabinetmaker Charles Woolley. Craig's 'collection of old Tasmanian books, maps and prints was one of the finest ever assembled - some would argue it was the best. There is no argument that as a Tasmaniana collector, bibliophile, and author he has no peer' (Stitz Australian Book Collectors pp.72-73).

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        A good collection of seven of its influential publications, published during its early period, 1841-1843, before it became known as the Ecclesiological Society.

      Seven works in six volumes, all in fine condition carefully rebound recently in boards with printed title labels. The collection comprises: 1. A few words to Churchwardens on churches and church ornaments. No.I. Suited to country parishes. Published by the Cambridge Camden Society. ..... Tenth edition. With new corrections and additions.> C.U.P. 1841. 8vo., 16pp. 2. A few words to Churchwardens on churches and church ornaments. No.II. Suited to town and manufacturing parishes. Published by the Cambridge Camden Society.> C.U.P. 1841. 8vo., 24pp. 3. A few words to Church builders with an appendix containing lists of windows fonts and roodscreens intended to serve as models. Published by the Cambridge Camden Society. ..... Second edition corrected and revised.> C.U.P. 1842. 8vo., 54pp. 4. The history of pews. A paper read before the Cambridge Camden Society on Monday November 22 1842 with an appendix containing a report presented to the Society on the statistics of pews on Monday December 6 1841. ..... Second edition with additions.> C.U.P., 1842. 8vo., 60pp., + tipped-in errata slip. 5. A few hints on the practical study of ecclesiastical antiquities, for the use of the Cambridge Camden Society. Third edition.> C.U.P., 1842. 8vo., 45 + (1)pp. 6. Church enlargement and Church arrangement. ..... Published by the Cambridge Camden Society.> C.U.P., 1843. 8vo., 19 + (1)pp. 7. A few words to the Parish clerks and sextons of country parishes. Published by the Cambridge Camden Society. Second edition.> C.U.P., 1843. 8vo., 11 + (1)pp. The Cambridge Camden Society, later known as the Ecclesiological Society from 1845 when it moved to London, was a learned architectural society founded in 1839 by undergraduates at Cambridge University to promote 'the study of Gothic Architecture, and of Ecclesiastical Antiques.' Its activities would come to include publishing a monthly journal, The Ecclesiologist,> advising church builders on their blueprints, and advocating a return to a medieval style of church architecture in England. At its peak influence in the 1840s, the Society counted over 700 members in its ranks, including bishops of the Church of England, deans at Cambridge University, and Members of Parliament. The Society and its publications enjoyed wide influence over the design of English churches throughout the 19th century. During its twenty-year span, the Cambridge Camden Society and its journal influenced virtually every aspect of the Anglican Church and almost single-handedly reinvented the architectural design of the parish church. The group was responsible for launching some of the first earnest investigations of medieval church design and through its publications invented and shaped the 'science' of ecclesiology. Throughout its lifetime, all of the Society's actions had one goal: to return the Church and churches of England to the religious splendour it saw in the Middle Ages. The Cambridge Camden Society held tremendous influence in the architectural and ecclesiastical worlds because of the success of this argument: that the corruption and ugliness of the 19th century could be escaped by the earnest attempt to recapture the piety and beauty of the Middle Ages. The society was re-established as the St Paul's Ecclesiological Society in 1879. The society reverted its old title of The Ecclesiological Society in 1937. [Adapted from the entry in Wikipedia].

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        Views in Rome and its environs: drawn from nature and on stone

      published by T. Mâ??Lean 1841 Folio (cm. 54), frontespizio con veduta di Ostia, una carta con elenco delle illustrazioni (â??List of subjectsâ??) e 25 tavv. litografiche - su carta grave - ciascuna protetta da un foglio bianco. Legatura in mz. pelle. Piatti editoriali in tela con titolo impresso in oro. Ds. rinnovato. Qualche usuale, lieve fioritura ma esemplare in eccellente stato di conservazione. Eâ?? questa la prima opera di viaggio illustrata di Lear. Le splendide, grandi litografie color seppia - secondo lâ??ordine della lista - raffigurano: Alatri, Bracciano, Campagna e mura di Roma, Cervara, Civitella di Subiaco, Collepardo, Frascati, Genazzano, Ariccia, Nemi, Norba, Olevano, Roccagiovine, Roiate, Roma dai giardini del Pincio, Roma dai giardini del Convento dei SS. Giovanni e Paolo, via di Porta Pinciana a Roma, Roma dalle banchine del Tevere, Roma da una villa sopra Porta Portese, la fiera di Santâ??Anatolia a Gerano, Sambuci, Subiaco, Tivoli con la Villa di Mecenate, Tivoli verso lâ??Aniene, Valmontone. Provenienza: collezione nobiliare (ex libris â??Henry John Adeaneâ?? al contropiatto anteriore).

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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.

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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.

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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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        REISE IN DAS INNERE NORD-AMERICA IN DEN JAHREN 1832 BIS 1834

      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]

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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]

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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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