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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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        COLECCION DE OBRAS REUNIDA Y VERTIDA AL CASTELLANO CON COMENTARIOS ARREGLADOS A LAS CIRCUNSTANCIAS Y LEJISLACION ACTUAL DE ESPAÑA, por D. Baltasar Anduaga Espinosa. Recoge: TRATADOS DE LEJISLACION CIVIL Y PENAL. Madrid 1841-42, 8 tomos. OBSERVACIONES SOBRE EL TRATADO DE PRUEBAS JUDICIALES DE BENTHAM, por M. Rossi. 1 tomo. TRATADOS SOBRE LA ORGANIZACION JUDICIAL Y LA CODIFICACION. Madrid 1843, 2 tomos. DE LA CODIFICACION O MANERA DE FORMAR LOS CODIGOS. 1 tomo. TRATADO DE LAS PRUEBAS JUDICIALES. Compilado por Esteban Dumont. Madrid 1843, 4 tomos

      - 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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        VOYAGES, RELATIONS ET MÉMOIRES ORIGINAUX POUR SERVIR A L'HISTOIRE DE LA DÉCOUVERTE DE L'AMERIQUE

      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 Colonies...house 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 district...in 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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        Nuova illustrazione istorico-monumentale del basso e dell'alto Egitto. Including: Atlante monumentale del basso e dell'alto Egitto.

      Florence, Paolo Fumagalli, 1836-1837 (text) & 1837-1841 (plates). - 2 text volumes (8vo) and 2 plates volumes (large folio). [2], 491, [1 blank], [4]; 788, [6] pp. text. With engraved portrait of Segato as frontispiece in the first text volume and the plate volumes with 160 engraved and aquatint plates (7 double-page), including 51 tinted and/or coloured by a contemporary hand; many plates contain multiple illustrations, making 309 illustrations in total. Contemporary green (text vols.) and brown (plates vols.) half morocco, sewn on 3 recessed cords (text vols.) and 4 tapes (plates vols.), "agate" chemical marbled sides. First edition of a beautiful series of illustrations of Egypt and classical Egyptian monuments, with the accompanying text volumes giving detailed information on each illustration. The illustrations show maps, costumes and views of both ancient and modern Egypt. The scientist and Egyptologist Girolamo Segato (1792-1836) began working on a new description and depiction of Egypt, selecting illustrations from the works of Denon, Grau and Rosellini, and also including his own original drawings. After his premature death his collaborator Domenico Valeriani finished the work and provided the accompanying texts. - Segato is best known for his technique similar to mummification, this technique of petrification remains mysterious, despite numerous studies and attempts to imitate, as he destroyed all his documentation before his death. - The text and plates volumes with marginal foxing throughout, minor except in the preliminary leaves. Otherwise in good condition. The binding slightly rubbed along the extremities, damage to the upper right corner of the first plates volume, resulting in a stain on the front endpapers, and the upper half of the sides on the second plate volume faded, otherwise good and structurally sound. Blackmer 1521 (plate volumes only, erroneously noting 159 plates); Blackmer, sales catalogue 984 (160 plates); Ibrahim-Hilmy II, p. 301; ICCU 0154707; for Segato: Almagia, "SEGATO, Girolamo" in: Treccani Enciclopedia Italiana (online ed.). [Attributes: First Edition]

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        Gospel Reflector, in Which the Doctrine of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints is Set Forth, and Scripture Evidence Adduced to Establish It

      Brown, Bicking, & Guilbert, Philadelphia 1841 - Brown decoratively stamped boards. Rubbed and bumped corners, cloth tears at spine ends, soil, and sunning and fading of boards. Gilt imprint on spine has some wear, spine shaken. Soil on edges. Moderate foxing and a few penciled marks throughout, ex-library with bookplate on front pastedown endpaper. On the title page are the names of two former owners, one "A. MacAllester, Boston, Nov. 1842" and the other "R. P. Noble, 1844." Ananias MacAllester was later a branch clerk and correspondent for The Prophet, a Mormon newspaper published in New York. A rare volume of all 12 issues of The Gospel Reflector, an early semi-monthly LDS publication that ran from January 1, 1841-June 15, 1841. This first independent Mormon periodical was edited by Benjamin Winchester, presiding elder of the church in Philadelphia. Flake 3647. ; 8vo - over 7¾ - 9¾" tall; 316 pp [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Nosologia positiva

      Stamperia Reale Napoli 1841 - LANZA (Vincenzio).- Nosologia positiva.- Napoli 1841-1849, dalla Stamperia Reale, 5 vol. in 8°,pagg.608,759,573,697,444. leg.cat.marm.dorso pelle verde scuro con arabeschi e titolo.opera completa in perfetto stato. Prima edizione. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Letters and notes on the manners, customs, and condition of the North American Indians : written during eight years' travel amongst the wildest tribes of Indians in North America in 1832, 33, 34, 35, 36, 37, 38, and 39 : in two volumes, with 400 illustrations, carefully engraved from his original paintings

      London: by the Author, by Tosswill & Myers, 1841-01-01. 2nd. Hardcover. Good. 2 volume set. Second edition.. viii, 264 p, folding map, illustrated plates; viii, 266 p, map, illustrated plates. Bound in contemporary 3/4 leather. Marbled boards. Marbled page ends and end papers. Some rubbing/loss to exterior marbling paper. Indentation to front board joint to Vol. I. Light, scattered foxing. Gutter crack on p. 144 of Vol. I. Sir Arthur Gordon's bookplate on pastedown. Gordon was the first governor of Fiji. His signature and date of 1841 to fep. Wagner-Camp 84:2. Howes C241; Sabin 11536; Streeter 1805. Wheat Transmississippi 453, 454, 455. Clark III:141. <br> This is one of the most important works on American Indians published in the 19th century. Besides the descriptions of Catlin's travels throughout the West, the book contains hundreds of line drawings of southern and western Indians, as well as two significant maps of Indian tribes. Catlin first went west in 1830, traveling extensively for the next six years accumulating his "Indian Gallery.

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        Il Perfetto Leggendario: ovvero Vite de Santi per ciascun giorno dell\' Anno; ornate ed arricchite di altrettante Tavole all\'acquarello (12 vols. cpl./ 12 Bände KOMPLETT)

      Roma, Tipografia della Minerva (Prima Edizione Premiata), 1841. ORIG.ERSTAUSGABE; je Band ca. 250 Seiten; Gebundene Ausgabe Die hier angebotenen Bände stammen aus einer teilaufgelösten Bibliothek und tragen die entsprechenden Kennzeichnungen (Rückenschild, Instituts-Stempel...). Schnitt und Einband sind staubschmutzig/ berieben; Papier altersbedingt leicht stockfleckig; Der Gesamtzustand ist ansonsten dem Alter entsprechend gut; KOMPLETTPREIS für 12 Bände; bei Versand ins Ausland erfragen Sie bitte zuerst die Versandkosten; ITALIENISCH! Versandkostenfreie Lieferung mfb

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        South African Sketches: Illustrative of the Wild Life of a Hunter on the Frontier of the Cape Colony.

      Published by Ackermann and Co., London 1841 - 15, [1]p. Original (or contemporary) green cloth stamped in blind on the sides and lettered in gold on the front panel and the spine panel, glazed yellow endpapers. Frontispiece and fifteen numbered plates with sixteen hand-colored illustrations and fourteen in black and white from drawings by the author taken on site during a series of expeditions to the Bontebok Flats and other hunting grounds. Each scene is described in the text with details on the game and the methods of hunting. The plates are in remarkably good condition with some occasional light spots. The color illustration on plate V has a small stain, apparently done when the image was colored. A near fine copy. Abbey Travel 336. Tooley 126.; Folio [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Dizionario teorico-pratico di casistica morale. Che comprende tutte le dottrine positive ed i casi pratici della teologia morale. Compilato da una società di teologi. e diretto da Mons. Luigi Montan

      Coi tipi di Giuseppe Antonelli ed. 1841-1847, Venezia - Tasselli di collocazione ai dorsi naturali fioriture sparse. Ultime 3 carte di un volume parzialmente rovinate dall'umidità Tavola con incisione all'antiporta del primo volume n.d. p. 8 voll + supplemento ai volumi I II e III (fino alla lettera MON) in 11 tomi in-8 p.perg. con tass titoli e fregi oro ai dorsi

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

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

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        Gesellenbrief. Gesamtansicht von einer Anhöhe aus mit verzierter Umrandung, darunter Briefkopf mit dem Wappen von Freudenstadt und lithographierter Lehrbrief für den Schmiedegesellen \"Joh. Georg Heinzelmann von Reichenbach\". Mit Originalunterschriften und Siegel.

       Lithographie, Freudenstadt, \"den 27n Juli 1841\", 11,5 x 19,5 cm (Stadtansicht) bzw. 42,5 x 33 cm (Blattgröße). Vgl. Schefold 1886; nicht bei Stopp. - Die Unterschrift des damaligen Oberamtmanns von Freundenstadt, \"Fleischhauer\", ist die des späteren Ministerialrats Heinrich von Fleischhauer (1809-1884), Vater des Württembergischen Innenministers Karl von Fleischhauer (1852-1921). Rechts die Unterschriften von Obmann \"Watz\" und von den Vorstehern der Schmiedezunft \"Finkbohner\" und \"Haug\". Das Siegel zeigt u.a. Zange, Hufeisen, Rad usw. - Mit geglätteten Längs- und Querfalten. Versand D: 6,00 EUR Baden-Württemberg, Gesellenbrief, Handwerk, Lehrbrief, Schmied

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        Dramatic Works Of Sir Edward Lytton Bulwer, Bart. Now First Collected. To Which Are Added Three Odes On The Death Of Elizabeth; Cromwell; And The Death Of Nelson

      Saunders And Otley, London 1841 - Book - in Good brown boards with blind stamped decoration to the boards, gilt lettering and blind stamping to the spine. Contents, front and rear hinges have been professionally repaired and strengthened and are now tidy & nice and tight, scattered browning and some slight marking to some pages, minor wear to the extreme long edge of a couple of pages but not affecting text in any way, previous owner's name to free front end paper & slight marking where a label & name existed otherwise clean and tightly bound. Size: 9 inches tall by 5.75 inches. xvi, xviii, 8, 526 pages. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: 750gms-1kgm. Category: Poetry; Pictures of this item not already displayed here available upon request. Inventory No: 8883. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Discours sur les enseignemens de l?homme et les enseignemens de Dieu.

      à l'Eglise française, Paris 1841 - 16 p. Discours sur la vocation de la femme. Paris, A l'Eglise française, 1837. 16 pp. Loi du culte selon l'Eglise française et la loi sociale nouvelle. Paris, au siège provisoire de l'Eglise, 1848. 16 pp. Discours sur la charité. Paris, chez l'Auteur, 1846. 16 pp. Discours dur l'hypocrisie. Paris, chez l'Auteur, 1846. 16 pp. Discours sur la Cène fraternelle. Paris, chez l'Auteur, 1846. 19 pp. Discours sur l?apostasie. Paris, à l'Eglise française, 1841. 15 pp. Liberté, égalité, fraternité. Aux citoyens et ministres de l'Eglise française. Paris, Imp. de Boule, 1848. Placard grand in-folio replié. Lettre pastorale et Profession de foi sociale, politique et religieuse de l'Eglise démocratique, radicale française. Paris, Imp. Pollet, 1848. Placard grand in-folio replié. Ensemble 9 pièces reliées en 1 vol. in-8, demi-basane, couvertures conservées (reliure de l'époque). Editions originales des 9 pièces. On a conservé toutes les couvertures de couleur servant de titre (coupure pratiquée sur la couverture du premier ouvrage). Reliés à la suite : Lettre du Curé Ronge, suivies de la Profession de foi de l'Eglise néo-catholique allemande. Lyon, 1845. 32 pp. Portrait joint. 2 faire-part, mortuaire et de commémoration. L'abbé Châtel (1789-1857), disciple de Pierre Leroux, fondateur d'une Eglise française longtemps florissante et présente sur tout le territoire ; Châtel se passait du latin, se fit sacrer évêque, et se proclama primat des Gaules. En 1850, il fut condamné à un an de prison pour « avoir poussé des soldats à l?insubordination ». Dès lors il mena une vie précaire et tomba dans le dénuement. Il essaya de survivre en donnant des leçons de grammaire et de français. On le retrouve ensuite épicier, rue Mouffetard à Paris. Il meurt en 1857 à l?âge de 62 ans, dans l?indigence et la misère. Opuscules forts rares. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        The Gospel Reflector, in which the doctrine of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints is set forth, and scripture evidence adduced to establish it

      Philadelphia: Brown, Bicking & Guilbert, 1841. First edition. 316pp. Octavo [23 cm] Gray cloth with blind stamped borders and an arabesque to the boards. Title and bands gilt stamped on the backstrip. Very good. Volume has been rebacked with the majority of the original backstrip laid over. Mild bumping to corners. Ex-lib. with few marks (bookplate on pastedown and a blind stamp on the title page and again at the head of issue I). Rare. This periodical was principally devoted to explanations of the first principles of the gospel and the divine mission of the Prophet Joseph Smith." - Andrew Jenson "Generally the 'Gospel Reflector' treats a broad range of doctrinal subjects. The ideas themselves were not new to the Mormon printed record, but their defense marshaled a nearly comprehensive collection of biblical citations and examples, many appearing in a Latter-day Saint publication for the first time. In this respect the 'Gospel Reflector' marks a shift away from the polemics of the preceding four years and a move toward a more apologetic form of writing which would characterize the works of Orson Spencer and Orson Pratt at the end of the decade." - Peter Crawley. Flake/Draper 3647. Crawley 95. Auerbach 497

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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.

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        Ruins of the Palace, Madura

      London: published by Thomas Daniell, 1841. Aquatint by Thomas & William Daniell, after a drawing by Thomas Daniell, coloured by hand, on 'Whatman' wove paper. Image size: 16 5/8 x 23 5/8 inches. The Daniells commented about the state in which they found the palace of Tirumala Nayaka at Madurai, 'The ruins of the palace at Madura show evident marks of its former grandeur; many of the buildings appear to have suffered much by time, and not inconsiderably... by the destructive effects of war; a few, however, are sufficiently in repair to be converted into use by the garrison, as granaries, store-houses, powder magazines'. Present day Madurai was the capital "of the Nayakas who ruled the southernmost part of the Tamil zone in the 16th-17th centuries ... [The palace was] traditionally associated with Tirumala Nayaka, the most famous of the Madurai rulers in the middle of the 17th century, the palace in the southern part of the city is the grandest royal structure still standing in the Tamil country" (Martinelli/Michell p.154). The Daniells' Oriental Scenery is considered to be the finest illustrated work on India. Thomas Daniell and his nephew William spent nine years in India making studies, sketches and drawings of the scenery, architecture, and antiquities that graced the countryside. They then devoted a further thirteen years to publishing their remarkably accurate aquatints. In Britain, the impact was explosive. A cult of Indian architecture, landscaping and interior decoration arose, with the Royal Pavilion at Brighton as its centerpiece. The Daniells gave the English public their first accurate look at the exotic sub-continent. Their great achievement still lies in their ability to blend the picturesque with the real, resulting in images that capture the European taste for the sublime landscape, while still remaining faithful to their subjects. Consisting of one hundred and forty-four views, published in six parts, the work was issued in seven stages: three sets of twenty-four plates titled Oriental Scenery with title dates of 1795, 1797, and 1801; twelve plates titled Antiquities of India dated 1799; twenty-four plates titled Hindoo Excavations dated 1803; twenty-four plates titled Views in Hindoostan dated 1807; and twelve further plates of Antiquities of India published without a title page in 1808. All plates were engraved by the Daniells and all are taken from their drawings save the twenty-four plates of Hindoo Excavations , which are after drawings by James Wales. Abbey Travel II 420, no.43; cf. Lowndes I, p.588; Martinelli/Michell India Yesterday and today '102 Madurai, palace'; cf. RIBA 799-804; cf. Sutton The Daniells (1954) p.156; cf. Tooley 172.

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        Dramatic Works Of Sir Edward Lytton Bulwer, Bart. Now First Collected. To Which Are Added Three Odes On The Death Of Elizabeth; Cromwell; And The Death Of Nelson

      Saunders And Otley, London, 1841. First Edition. Hardcover. Good Condition/No Dust Jacket. Book - in Good brown boards with blind stamped decoration to the boards, gilt lettering and blind stamping to the spine. Contents, front and rear hinges have been professionally repaired and strengthened and are now tidy & nice and tight, scattered browning and some slight marking to some pages, minor wear to the extreme long edge of a couple of pages but not affecting text in any way, previous owner's name to free front end paper & slight marking where a label & name existed otherwise clean and tightly bound. Size: 9 inches tall by 5.75 inches. xvi, xviii, 8, 526 pages. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: 750gms-1kgm. Category: Poetry; Pictures of this item not already displayed here available upon request. Inventory No: 8883..

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        The Chronicles of Crime; or, The New Newgate Calendar. Being a series of memoirs and anecdotes of notorious characters who have outraged the laws of Great Britain from the earliest period to the present time ... including a number of curious cases never before published

      London: Printed for Thomas Tegg, 1841. First edition. 52 engraved plates from drawings by "Phiz" (H.K. Browne). 2 vols. 8vo. Polished tan calf. Joints and spine ends worn, with chip to vol. II head of spine. Previous owner's inscripton to engraved title, else fine internally. First edition. 52 engraved plates from drawings by "Phiz" (H.K. Browne). 2 vols. 8vo.

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        CHEROKEE HYMNS. COMPILED FROM SEVERAL AUTHORS, AND REVISED

      Park Hill, 1841. 12mo. Contemporary green paper wrappers. Wrappers lightly chipped and soiled; contemporary notation on front cover, which is separating at hinge. Some minor dampstaining and soiling in text, some contemporary pencil notations. Very good. Seventh edition, and the second Park Hill edition, printed by Cherokee printer John Candy. "In 1818 Galagina (later called Boudinot), along with two other Cherokees from Georgia, was sent to be educated in the Foreign Mission School. There he took the name Elias Boudinot, after the school's famous benefactor. Returning to New Echota, the Cherokee Nation capital in Georgia, Boudinot was assisted by Samuel Worcester, a medical missionary, in compiling the first hymnal to be printed in the new Cherokee syllabary of Sequoyah" - Siebert sale. Cherokee leaders Boudinot, John Ridge, and Major Ridge were all assassinated by members of the anti- removal Ross Party in 1839.

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        Autograph poem. Text from "Oft in the Stilly Night" (see "A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man")

      - 10-line autograph poem neatly written on a sheet of cream wove paper, signed by Moore and dated September 7, 1841. The text is a free-standing unit from the second stanza of "Oft in the Stilly Night", from National Airs (1818). The poem was set to music by Sir John Stevenson and is sung by Stephen's family as they await their meager supper in Joyce's "A Portrait of the Artist As a Young Man": "The voice of his youngest brother from the farther side of the fireplace began to sing the air Oft in the Stilly Night. One by one the others took up the air until a full choir of voices was singing. They would sing so for hours, melody after melody, glee after glee, till the last pale light died down on the horizon, till the first dark night clouds came forth and night fell." The sheet has a little crinkling, but the writing is clear and neat and unaffected by this defect. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy]

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        Whaling Log of the Brig Anawan. April 1843 - October 1844.

      Folio, unpaginated. About 100 pp. of manuscript entries. This is the second vessel of that name - spelled with one "N" by the journal keeper, but appearing in Lund, Starbuck and Sherman as "Annawan," with two "N"s. She was a 108 ton brig built in 1841, and this was her second voyage. Her captain was Leonard S. Dexter, and she had a typically "short" South Atlantic trip of 18 months, returning 530 barrels of sperm oil. As was customary they sailed to the Western Isles and were able to land a sperm whale and several blackfish on the way. Then to the so called "Southern Ground" in the mid-Atlantic, then back to the Azores by August, where the crew went on liberty. They crossed the equator in October and fished off the coast of South America with some success, catching several sperm whales. By January 1844 they were cruising off the Rio de la Plata. As the weather warmed they cruised slowly northward. Just off the equator, in Apri,l they encountered a pod of sperm whales and landed four of them. Then back the way they came and home by November. This is a complete journal, consisting of terse, poorly spelled entries that give information on position, weather, course, ships spoken and whales chased and taken. It is illustrated with thirty whale stamps of three different sorts - sperm whales, blackfish, and flukes. They are stamped in blue or black ink, depending on what color ink the writer was using that day. The writer is not identified, but on a blank page a man named Ennon(?) Hammond has practiced his penmanship and signature. The handwriting looks like the writing in the rest of the journal, so... Bound in quarter calf over marbled boards, rubbed. Pages clean. A very nice example of an Atlantic voyage with handsome whale stamps.

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        Horse Racing of Sioux Indians near Fort Pierre

      1841 - BODMER, Karl. Horse Racing of Sioux Indians near Fort Pierre. Paris: Arthus Bertrand (Imprimé de Bougeard), [1841]. Original hand-colored engraving, plate impression measures 9 by 12-1/2 inches; window matted, entire piece measures 23 by 20 inches. $1500.Original hand-colored Plate XXX, first state, one of the 33 â&#128;&#156;vignetteâ&#128;&#157; plates from Karl Bodmerâ&#128;&#153;s magnificent picture atlas produced for Maximilian Wied-Neuwiedâ&#128;&#153;s Travels in the Interior of North America (1839-43).Maximilianâ&#128;&#153;s monumental work was originally published in German (1839-41); a French translation followed in 1840-43 and an English translation in 1843. A picture-atlas of eighty-one plates (48 folios and 33 â&#128;&#156;vignettesâ&#128;&#157;) after paintings by Karl Bodmer was issued in Paris, and accompanied all three of these editions. This Atlas is now regarded as one of the most comprehensive and memorable visual surveys of the western territories ever produced. Unlike some other painters of the American West, Bodmer tried not to romanticize his subjects, but show them as they really were. â&#128;&#156;Bodmerâ&#128;&#153;s watercolors are perhaps the most accurate works of art ever made of American Indians during the 19th century. His attention in detail to beadwork, personal symbols, clothing, accoutrements, and facial expression make these portraits precious documents of a lost worldâ&#128;&#157; (Robert Moore). In 1833-34 Maximilianâ&#128;&#153;s party embarked on the most important part of their travels-they proceeded up the treacherous Missouri River along the line of forts established by the American Fur Company, in the Companyâ&#128;&#153;s Yellowstone, the first steamer to ascend the Missouri as far as Fort Pierre. There they made contact with the Sioux Tribe, learning and recording their little known ceremonial dances, their powerful pride and dignity, and their recreations, including horse racing as depicted in this superb hand-colored engraving, with Fort Pierre in the background. Maximilian recorded in his journal: â&#128;&#156;In the daytime the Indians were often seen galloping their horses, mostly riding on their bare backs: sometimes they ran races, as Mr. Bodmer has represented.â&#128;&#157; â&#128;&#156;With the name of the artist-â&#128;&#152;C. Bodmer Direct.â&#128;&#153;-stamped in blind on each of the plates, this work is the most beautiful, faithful and vivid ever produced depicting western plains and Indiansâ&#128;&#157; (Howes M443a). This is one of the 33 beautiful vignettes, number XXX (with the requisite three separate imprint statements, captions in German, French, and English, and the embossed stamp). First state, without date in imprint statement. Ruud, 315. See Howes M443a; Wagner-Camp 76; Streeter III:1809. Lightly soiled. A very desirable and rare Bodmer, in extremely good condition. [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

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        Explication de la carte géologique de la France, rédigée sous la direction de M. Brochant de Villiers. Atlas par Bayle et Zeiller

      1841 - 6 volumes, soit : 4 tomes en Paris, Imprimerie Royale, 1841-1878, , 6 volumes, soit : 4 tomes en 3 volumes in-4, demi-chagrin rouge moderne, couvertures conservées ; 3 atlas in-folio, demi-chagrin rouge de l'époque, têtes dorées, dos tomés "IV", et 6 cartes repliées, sous chemise de l'époque et étui demi-chagrin rouge moderne, Ensemble exceptionnel, complet tant pour le texte que pour les planches, avec la carte de la France au 1/500 000 divisée en 6 parties dépliantes. - Volumes de texte : 1. XXII-[2]-825 pages, une carte dépliante en couleurs donnant l'assemblage des six feuilles de la carte géologique - 2. XII-813 pages - 3 et 4. VIII-231 et [4]-185 pages. Nombreuses figures dans le texte, parfois en couleurs. - Atlas de 176 planches en deux parties : planches 1 à 158, dessinées et lithographiées par N.H. Jacob, pour la partie sur les fossiles principaux des terrains (crustacés, brachiopodes, céphalopodes, gastéropodes, lamellibranches et échinodermes) ; et planches 159 à 176 (soit 18 planches) dessinées et lithographiées par H. Formant et C. Cuisin, pour la partie sur les végétaux fossiles du terrain houiller, dirigée par R. Zeiller. Feuillets d'explication des figures en regard de chaque planche. - La carte géologique lithographiée et aquarellée, divisée en 6 parties, chacune entoilée et repliée au format in-8. Étiquettes du librairie géographe Ch. Piquet contrecollées sur les premiers plats : Sud-Ouest, Sud-Est, Est, Nord-Est, Ouest et Nord-Ouest. André Brochant de Villiers (1772-1840), alors professeur à l&#146;École des Mines de Paris, fit adopter la décision de réaliser une "Carte géologique de la France", alors que la carte géologique d'Angleterre de Greenough venait de paraître. Son initiative remonte à une ordonnance royale de 1816. Pour parvenir à hisser la France au niveau des principales nations européennes, deux jeunes ingénieurs des Mines lui furent adjoints, Armand Dufrénoy (1792-1857) et Léonce Elie de Beaumont (1798-1874), qui commencèrent par se former en Angleterre, en appréhendant les principes de Greenough. A cette époque, la constitution géologique de la France était en effet mal connue et les traits généraux en étaient à peine esquissés. A leur retour, en 1825, l'exploration géologique débuta, Élie de Beaumont examinant la partie orientale de la France et Dufrénoy la partie occidentale. 80 000 km furent parcourus durant presque quinze ans et la gravure du relief de la carte fut finalement achevée en 1840. Ces explorations géologiques suscitèrent la rédaction de nombreux mémoires descriptifs. Dufrénoy et Élie de Beaumont en publièrent dans les Annales des Mines, avant de les regrouper dans les Mémoires pour servir à une description géologique de la France dont les quatre volumes parurent de 1830 à 1838. Une nouvelle série, la nôtre, intitulée Explication de la carte géologique de la France, commence à paraître en 1841. "Cet achèvement était aussi le couronnement posthume de près d&#146;une vingtaine d&#146;années d&#146;engagement d&#146;André Brochant de Villiers, disparu l&#146;année précédente, pour concevoir le projet et en superviser pas à pas la réalisation, si bien que cette carte, considérée le plus souvent comme la carte de Dufrénoy et Élie de Beaumont, qui en furent les artisans émérites, mériterait de porter le nom de leur maître qui en fut le concepteur et l&#146;architecte." Jean Gaudant, "André Brochant de Villiers (1772-1840), concepteur de la Carte géologique de la France, dite de Dufrénoy et Élie de Beaumont (1841)". Travaux du Comité français d'Histoire de la Géologie, Cofrhigeo, 2009, 3eme série (tome 23), pp. 67-88. Bel ensemble, exemplaires agréables. Volumes de texte non rognés et en reliure moderne. Les cartes proviennent de la bibliothèque du géologue et agronome Jules Barotte (1824-1878), avec son cachet ex-libris apposé à l'intérieur de chacune, et de la bibliothèque de l'association amicale des anciens élèves de l'Institut agronomique, avec cachets suivis de "don de M. E. Tisserand", apposés sur la face [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Dictionnaire universel d'histoire naturelle

      1841 - 13 vol. pour le texte et 3 Paris, Bureau Principal des Editeurs, 1841-61, in-8, 13 vol. pour le texte et 3 vol. in-4 pour l'atlas, I. (4), CCXL, 649, (3)pp.- II. (4), 795, (1)p.- III. (4), 744pp. - IV. (4), 752pp. - V. (4), 768pp. - VI. (4), 792pp. - VII. (4), 808pp. - VIII. (4), 766pp. - IX. (4), 776pp. - X. (4), 760pp. - XI. (4), demi-chagrin rouge, dos à nerfs orné (rel. de l'ép.), 288 planches montées sur onglets, dessinées par Decaisne, Richard et Dujardin, très finement coloriées et gommées. Les textes explicatifs qui les accompagnent se trouvent reliés en tête de chacun des volumes d'atlas. PREMIERE EDITION de ce dictionnaire publié sous la direction de Charles d'Orbigny (1806-76), qui confia la rédaction des articles aux savants de l'époque, au nombre desquels figurait son frère Alcide. Charles est aussi l'auteur du discours préliminaire dans lequel est exposé le développement des sciences naturelles à travers les âges. Cet ouvrage, qui peut être considéré comme l'une des meilleures encyclopédie d'histoire naturelle du XIXe siècle, fut le premier à donner l'étymologie de tous les noms de genres, ainsi que celle des principaux termes scientifiques. Rousseurs éparses, certains mors fendus, mais néanmoins bon exemplaire avec des figures très fraîches [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Autograph letter signed ("Charles Dickens").

      Windsor, 7. XI. 1841. - 8vo. 2¾ pp. on bifolium. To Dr. Frederick Salmon complaining of some aches and pains. Dickens and his wife went to stay at the White Hart Hotel in Windsor on November 6th, the day after Dickens completed his novel "Barnaby Rudge". The trip was meant to provide some rest and relaxation for Dickens who had completed "The Old Curiosity Shop" and "Barnaby Rudge" back to back, and had recently undergone major surgery. Dr. Frederick Salmon had performed surgery on Dickens in October of 1841 for a fistula of the rectum, a procedure for which Salmon was renowned. In this letter, Dickens' describes his pain and references the operation with his typical wit, noting "all manner of queer pains were floating about my illustrious person [.] now (but not often) shooting through that region which you have made as tender as my heart [.]". Dickens tells his doctor that he is feeling "immeasurably better" and asks whether Salmon would like to make his follow up visit tomorrow rather than Tuesday. - Light soiling to creases; evidence of removal of wax seal. Property from a Private Chicago-area Collection. Provenance: The Comte Alain de Suzannet Dickens Collection Sold: Sotheby's, London, November 22-23, 1971.

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        Gesamtans., "Neumagen".

      - altgouachierte Aquatinta v. R. Bodmer n. C. Bodmer, 1841, 9,4 x 14,6 Sehr schönes Altkolorit.

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