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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 Unpublished manuscript fair journal of the fourth and final expedition to New Zealand made by Thomas Laslett, a timber purveyor for the Royal Navy's Admiralty, written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 Minor wear to boards, otherwise in very good condition, internally sound, a pleasing and early primary source unpublished account.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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        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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        Incidents of Travel in Central America, Chiapas, and Yucatan...

      NY, Harper & Brothers, 1841. Two volumes: 424, 474 p., illus., 65 plates (incl. fronts.), folding map, 3 plans; 23 cm. Sabin 91297. Stephens's text and Catherwood's pictures first brought attention to the monumental Maya ruins. Some foxing; bound in publisher's brown textured boards stamped in gold; spines remounted on sturdy cloth, endpapers replaced with acid-free paper. Stock#OB793.

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        Grosses mechanisches Museum, als eine höchst mannigfaltige, Kunst und Pracht vereinigende, belustigende und unterrichtende Sammlung, nach der Natur gearbeiteter und durch sinnreichen Mechanismus in Bewegung gesetzter Automaten und plastische Meisterstücke von Wachs. (Unterzeichner:) George Tietz et Benoit Fréchon.

      (München), ca. 1841.Plakat. Blattgr.: 52 x 40 cm. Gezeigt wird "Der triumphirende Einzug des Großmoguls auf seinem Elephanten" Auch der Fürst selbst ist konstruiert worden und wird neben mechanischen Insekten und kriechenden Tieren für ein großes Erlebnis gesorgt haben. - Nach der Beschreibung des Elefanten folgt eine umfangreiche Auflistung der mechanischen Wachsfiguren, die Personen der Geschichte darstellen, u. a. Friedrich der Große, "Ein politischer Schwätzer", "Die ungetreue Sclavin", "Die schöne Münchnerin in ihrer Nationaltracht", aber auch "Die Enthauptung Johannes des Täufers" und "Der Taschenspieler" führen dem Publikum ihre mechanische Kunststücke vor. Gegen einen zusätzlichen Eintrittspreis ist auch ein anatomisches Kabinett zu besichtigen. Bücher de

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

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

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        Wa-kawn, a Winnebago Chief

      Philadelphia: J.T. Bowen, 1841. Hand-coloured lithograph. Very good condition. A fine image from McKenney and Hall's 'Indian Tribes of North America': `One of the most important [works] ever published on the American Indians' (Field),` a landmark in American culture' (Horan) and an invaluable contemporary record of a vanished way of life. Also known as the Snake, Wakawn (d. 1838) was a bold, indomitable Winnebago chief, who fought in the 1811 Battle of Tippecanoe as part of the Indian Confederacy formed by the Shawnee leader Tecumseh and his brother Tenskwatawa to protect native lands from the encroachment of Western settlers. He again fought with Tecumseh in support of the British in the War of 1812, after which he made peace with the United States. He reversed his previous positions and began to advocate Indian displacement and insist that Winnebago children be educated at the Indian School at Prairie du Chien. This earned him the respect of the U.S. government, but resulted in harsh censure from the other Winnebago chiefs, who accused him of too eagerly adopting the white man's customs. The Winnebago inhabited the Great Lakes region. McKenney and Hall's 'Indian Tribes of North America' has long been renowned for its faithful portraits of Native Americans. The portraits are largely based on paintings by the artist Charles Bird King, who was employed by the War Department to paint the Indian delegates visiting Washington D.C., forming the basis of the War Department's Indian Gallery. Most of King's original paintings were subsequently destroyed in a fire at the Smithsonian, and their appearance in McKenney and Hall's magnificent work is thus our only record of the likenesses of many of the most prominent Indian leaders of the nineteenth century. Numbered among King's sitters were Sequoyah, Red Jacket, Major Ridge, Keokuk, and Black Hawk. After six years as Superintendent of Indian Trade, Thomas McKenney had become concerned for the survival of the Western tribes. He had observed unscrupulous individuals taking advantage of the Native Americans for profit, and his vocal warnings about their future prompted his appointment by President Monroe to the Office of Indian Affairs. As first director, McKenney was to improve the administration of Indian programs in various government offices. His first trip was during the summer of 1826 to the Lake Superior area for a treaty with the Chippewa, opening mineral rights on their land. In 1827, he journeyed west again for a treaty with the Chippewa, Menominee , and Winebago in the present state of Michigan. His journeys provided an unparalleled opportunity to become acquainted with Native American tribes. When President Jackson dismissed him from his government post in 1830, McKenney was able to turn more of his attention to his publishing project. Within a few years, he was joined by James Hall, a lawyer who had written extensively about the west. McKenney and Hall saw their work as a way of preserving an accurate visual record of a rapidly disappearing culture. (Gilreath). Cf. BAL 6934; cf. Bennett p.79; cf. Field 992; cf. Howes M129; cf. Lipperhiede Mc4; cf. Reese, Stamped With A National Character p. 24; Sabin 43410a.

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        SKETCHES OF CHINA: Partly During an Inland Journey of Four Months, Between Pekin

      London 1841, Knight. Brown cloth, gold-stamped spine & cover. hand colored fold out map, 2 maps, illustration, 316 + 322p.. 2 vol. set, rebacked preserving the old cloth, bit of corner. wear, else solid, clean copy. 12.5 x 20.5 cm. FIRST EDITION. This important primary source was written by an English diplomat and Sinologue [1795-1890] who accompanied Lord Amherst to Peking. From 1840 onwards, he handled British affairs in China, & was Governor of Hong Kong from 1843-1845. He was also the Late His Majesty's Chief Superintendent in China. The work was written during the first opium war. * In this work the author addresses some of the journeys he has taken in the recent past with keen descriptions of Hong Kong, FoKien, Formosa, rice and tea trade, Canton & Chusan. He also discusses the recent visits to Japan & Loo Choo [Okinawa] by Gutzlaff in 1837 in H.M. ship Raliegh. In the Loo Choo they were "met with uncompromising & hostile repulse...the women were rawboned..the picture of ugliness ...in tatters..." * He also visited Shantung, Tien-tsin, Chinese Mohometans [sic], audience with the Chinese Emperor, the book of rewards & punishments, fishing birds, poor scholar. The gardens of the Emperor at Kwa-chow, Nanking the Yang-tse-keang, lofty Junks, tea plantations, the Leushan mountains, Canton, Bogue forts, Macao & Chusan. * John Francis Davis was the son of Samuel Davis who earned distinction on the 1783 East India Company mission to Tibet. He was appointed writer in the Company's factory in Canton and in 1813 at the age of eighteen & selected for Lord Amherst's 1816 embassy to Peking for his linguistic talents. In 1844 he became Governor of Hong Kong. Above some parts extracted from the D.N.B. * CONDITION: The work is in the original cloth, which has been rebacked, preserving most of the spine, there is a bit missing from the top. The covers are a bit dusty, but other wise a very nice copy. The contents are exceptionally bright, clean and very solid. The work is complete with the large hand-colored folding map. * Color scans can be sent by email. Images displayed may not be the actual copy in stock for sale at any given time; if you want to see the exact image of the book or edition in stock, please request this by email and an image will be returned to you by attachment. * * * * BUY WITH .

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        Memoirs of extraordinary popular delusions.

      London: Richard Bentley, 1841. Mackay, Charles (1814-89). Memoirs of extraordinary popular delusions. 3 vols. [iii]-iv, [2], 400; [6], 506; [6] 404pp. Vol. I half-title lacking. 5 plates, including frontispieces to all volumes. London: Richard Bentley, 1841. 222 x 137 mm. Late 19th century half morocco gilt, marbled boards, all edges gilt, spines a bit faded, hinges a little tender. Minor occasional foxing but very good. First Edition of this classic work on crowd psychology by the Scottish journalist Charles Mackay, still in print under the title Extraordinary Popular Delusions and the Madness of Crowds. Among the ?popular delusions? covered are three early instances of what we now call economic bubbles: The South Sea Company bubble of 1711-20, the Mississippi Company bubble of 1719-20, and the Dutch tulip mania of the early seventeenth century. Present-day financial writers such as Michael Lewis and Andrew Tobias have praised Mackay?s accounts of these economic disasters, and Lewis included Mackay?s financial mania chapters in his The Real Price of Everything: Rediscovering the Six Classics of Economics (2008). Other delusions debunked by Mackay include alchemy, fortune-telling, animal magnetism, prophecies, religious relics, the Crusades and witch hunting.

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        HISTOIRE NATURELLE comprenant les cétacés, les quadrupèdes ovipares, les serpents et les poissons.

      Paris, Furne et Cie, Libraires - Editeurs, 1841. 2 volumes grand In - 8, reliure de l?époque en demi - basane marron, dos lisse orné de filets et frises dorés. T. I : 2 ff. n. ch., 668 pp. ; T. II : 2 ff. n. ch., 647 pp., illustrés de 36 planches de TRAVIES aquarellées et gommées. Coins amortis et usés. Nombreuses rousseurs. Petit manque de papier et de texte en p. 545. Nouvelle édition, précédée de l? Eloge de Lacépède par Cuvier, avec des Notes et la nouvelle Classification de M. A. - G. Desmarest. Illustré de 36 planches h. - texte en chromolithographie et gravées par TRAVIES. Bernard Germain Étienne de Laville - sur - Illon, comte de Lacépède (parfois appelé de la Cépède), né le 26 décembre 1756 à Agen et mort le 6 octobre 1825 à Épinay - sur - Seine, est un zoologiste et un homme politique français. Il collabore à l?Histoire naturelle de Buffon et publie de nombreux ouvrages d'histoire naturelle notamment sur la faune marine. relié Bon état

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        Abhandlungen. Die Grundprobleme der Ethik, behandelt in zwei akademischen Preisschriften. Ueber die Freiheit des menschlichen Willens. Ueber das Fundament der Moral. Beigebunden: Über die vierfache Wurzel des Satzes vom zureichenden Grunde. Eine philosophische Abhandlung. / Ueber das Sehn und die Farben. Eine Abhandlung. / Ueber den Willen in der Natur. Eine Erörterung der Bestätigungen, welche die Philosophie des Verfassers, seit ihrem Auftreten, durch die empirischen Wissenschaften erhalten hat.

      Frankfurt / Leipzig, Joh. Christ. Hermann?sche Buchhandlung / Verlag von Johann Friedrich Hartknoch, ;1847;1854 1841 - 8°, XXXX, 278 S.; VI, 151 S. u. 1 Falttafel; VIII, 86 S. / XXI, 135 S. / , Privat-HLwd. mit aufmontiertem alten goldgepr. Rücken., Durchgeh. etwas stockfleckig, Falttafel. «Ueber die Freiheit.» m. wenigen Randbemerkungen in Bleistift, insgesamt gutes Exemplar. «Die Grundprobleme der Ethik.» in erster Auflage.Die anderen drei Texte in zweiter, sehr verbesserter und beträchtlich vermehrter Auflage. 1100 gr. Schlagworte: Philosophie [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        The Presentation of a newly-elected Chief of the Huron Tribe, Canada

      London: Published for the Proprietor by Messrs. Colnaghi & Puckle, 1841. Hand-coloured lithograph drawn on stone by H. Lynch after Thielcke, printed by Day & Son, sheet size: 21 3/8 x 16 3/8 inches. Repairs to margins, some expertly closed tears. A very rare image of the Huron Tribal Council, and the presentation of Robert Symes as an honorary chief. Robert Symes, an Englishman, was a lawyer, judge and the first chief of the Quebec city police (serving from 1838 to 1841). His full Huron name was Robert Symes Esquire Hotwatsi ('Hotwatsi' means hot whiskey in the Huron language). The present image records his election as an honorary chief of the Huron tribe in Loretteville (now Wendake) about 12 miles north of Quebec City. Thielcke was born in St. James's Palace in London where his parents were both members of the Royal household. He trained at the British Royal Academy Schools, and exhibited at the Royal Academy between 1805 and 1816, and at the British Institution in 1811, 1815, and 1816. At some point Thielcke was appointed "Portrait Painter to HRH the Duchess of York", a title that served him well in Canada and the United States. The date of the appointment is not known but it seems he retained this appointment until 1820, when she died. Thielcke was in Quebec by November 1832 when he advertised as a portrait and miniature painter and he spent the rest of his professional career in Canada and America. He produced some very accomplished portraits, but this is probably his best known North American work. Château Ramezay Museum, in Montreal has the original oil painting on canvas on which the present image is based, it is titled "Presentation at Lorette of the newly elected chief at the Huron Tribal Council, 1840". McCord Museum M20009; National Archives of Canada, R9266-2676 & R9266-2677; and W.H. Coverdale Collection acc. no. 1970-188-641).

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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 - 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. 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." [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Inaugural Address of President Harrison. National Intelligencer .... Extra. Thursday, March 4, 1841

      [Washington, 1841. Folio broadside. (24 x 19 1/2 inches). Text in 5 columns, divided by single rules. Very rare first printing of Harrison's inaugural address: the longest in United States history and what many believed caused his death after only thirty-two days in office, the shortest tenure of any American President. On a cold and wet March 4, 1841, newly-elected President William Henry Harrison famously delivered this address without coat or hat. The longest inaugural address in United States history, his anti-Jackson/Van Buren, pro-Whig agenda took over two hours to deliver. In the days following the address and the inaugural balls, Harrison caught a cold. The cold lingered, and pneumonia and pleurisy set in. Harrison would die on April 4, 1841, on his thirty-second day in office -- the shortest tenure of any American President -- becoming the first President to die in office. We could locate but five surviving examples of this broadsheet extra, with none in the Library of Congress.

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        Indian Utensils and Arms

      Paris, Coblentz and London, 1841. Aquatint engraving by Du Casse after Bodmer, proof on india paper mounted, issue with date at end of English imprint. Small tear to lower blank margin not affecting plate area. A rare India proof of this elaborately composed grouping of Indian artifacts based on drawings made of items that Prince Maximilian purchased and brought back to Europe as well as belongings sketched by Bodmer in situ and retained by their original Indian owners. This cornucopia of Indian manufacturing includes 2. stone knife found near New Harmony, Indiana; 4. gunstock type club; 5. lance, Sauk and Fox Tribe; 6. shield; 8. rawhide storage container, ?Cheyenne Tribe; 9. moccasins, ?Iroquois Tribe; 10. quiver, bow and arrows, ?Crow or Sioux Tribe; 12. pipe, Mandan Tribe; 14 ball, Mandan or Hidatsa Tribe; 15. hoop and pole game, Mandan Tribe; 16. war whistle, Mandan Tribe; 17. drum, Mandan Tribe; 18. moccasins, Sioux Tribe. Karl Bodmer's images show great versatility and technical virtuosity and give us a uniquely accomplished and detailed picture of a previously little understood (and soon to vanish) way of life. Swiss-born Bodmer was engaged by Prince Maximilian zu Wied-Neuwied (1782-1867) specifically to provide a record of his travels in North America, principally among the Plains Indians. In the company of David Dreidoppel (Prince Maximilian's servant and hunting companion), their travels in North America were to last from 1832 to 1834. Well-armed with information and advice, the party finally left St.Louis, on the most important stage of their travels, aboard the steamer Yellow Stone on April 10 1833. They proceeded up the treacherous Missouri River along the line of forts established by the American Fur Company. At Bellevue they encountered their first Indians, then went on to make contact with the Sioux tribe, learning of and recording their little known ceremonial dances and powerful pride and dignity. Transferring from the Yellow Stone to another steamer, the Assiniboin, they continued to Fort Clark, visiting there the Mandan, Mintari and Crow tribes, then the Assiniboins at Fort Union, the main base of the American Fur Company. On a necessarily much smaller vessel they journeyed through the extraordinary geological scenery of that section of the Missouri to Fort Mackenzie in Montana, establishing a cautious friendship with the fearsome Blackfeet. From this, the westernmost point reached, it was considered too dangerous to continue and the return journey downstream began. The winter brought its own difficulties and discomforts, but Bodmer was still able to execute numerous studies of villages, dances and especially the people, who were often both intrigued and delighted by his work. The portraits are particularly notable for their capturing of individual personalities, as well as forming a primary account of what were to become virtually lost cultures. Graff 4648; Howes M443a; Pilling 2521; Sabin 47014; Wagner-Camp 76:1.

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        Longbeard, Lord Of London: A Romance.

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

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        Kathedrale ('Cathédrale De Lincoln').

      - Lithographie v. Gustave Simonau b. P. Simonau in Brüssel, dat. 1841 (1843), 70 x 51 (hochauflösende Bilder auf meiner Homepage, oder bei Anfrage - high resolution pictures on my homepage or after request)

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        Dictionnaire de l'armée de terre ou recherches historiques sur l'art et les usages militaires des anciens et des modernes, par le général baron Bardin auteur du manuel d'infanterie, ... dédié au roi, par le Lieutenant - colonel Mollière

      Paris, 1841 - 1850. 7 vol. divisi in 17 parti in 8° (240 x 160 mm), pp. n XXIV, 672; 673 - 1360; 1361 - 2231; 2233 - 3088, 3089 - 3952; 3953 - 4640; 4641 - 5337. Legatura in mezza pelle coeva, dorso con titolo, autore, volume, fregi e motivo della lira impressi in oro. Firma dell'editore impressa in antiporta. I vol. 4, 5 e 7 senza fr. Testo su doppia colonna. Etichette d'inventario ai piatti superiori. Dizionario ad uso militare, con numerose vignette e tabelle esplicative.

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        The Orchardist's Companion a quarterly journal, devoted to the history, character, properties, modes of cultivation, and all other matters appertaining to the fruits of the United States, embellished with richly colored designs of the natural size, painted from the actual fruits when in their finest condition

      Philadelphia: A. Hoffy, 1841. 2 volumes in one, quarto. (11 5/16 x 8 5/8 inches). Title with wood-engraved vignette. 47 (of 48) hand-coloured lithographs. (Lacking plate 35 the 'Red Cheek Melacotan', title to 'vol.I' and pp.xi-xii from the 'Introduction'). Contemporary purple/red half roan, over marbled paper-covered boards, the flat spine divided into six compartments by double gilt fillets, lettered in the second compartment, numbered in the fourth Provenance: George W.B. Felten (early book label) 'The first American journal completely devoted to fruit' ("Oak Spring Pomona") and one of the rarest of American works illustrated with hand-coloured lithographs. Alfred Hoffy was a skilled lithographer who worked for several firms in Philadelphia, but fruit and fruit trees were his major enthusiasm. His Orchardist's Companion was the first published result of that passion. It is notable for a superb series of colour plates devoted to various fruits, the first such published in the United States (and not to be confused with Robert Hovey's Fruits of America , published in Boston from 1846 to 1852). "The book was dedicated to the President and Members of the Pennsylvania Horticultural Society...One of these members was a local nurseryman, Robert Buist (1805-80), who had been trained in the Royal Botanic Garden, Edinburgh, before coming to Philadelphia in the 1820s. There his garden became a centre for the introduction of new plants and seeds, and he wrote several books as well. In a 'Notice' dated March 1842 'A. Hoffy is doing himself the honor of announcing to his friends, subscribers, patrons and the public, that Mr. Robert Buist has kindly accepted at his hands the future Editorial department of The Orchardist's Companion, at the same time cannot omit expressing his feelings of satisfaction and pride in the opportunity of presenting to them so valuable an acquisition to the views of this work......The fruit illustrated in the ... plates was usually supplied from gardens near Philadelphia. The total number is made up of fourteen pears, eleven apples, eight peaches, seven plums, three grapes, two cherries, two strawberries, and a single apricot ... [The present copy is shy one peach]. All 48 [plates] were printed by P.S. Duval's Lithographic Press in Philadelphia and coloured by hand, probably by Hoffy's pupils. Hoffy himself drew and engraved [sic.] all the first 12; thereafter two of his students, D.S. Quinton and Edward Quayle, helped him...The titlepage vignettes were drawn by Hoffy and engraved by J.H. Brightly" ( Oak Spring Pomona ). Copies of Hoffy's work vary in collation. It was issued in parts, but Hoffy recommended that subscribers eventually bind the parts into two separate volumes: one of preliminary text, and a second containing the plates and their 'descriptive pages'. Wainwright notes that Hoffy issued parts of the Orchardist's Companion on a quarterly schedule beginning in 1841, with each part containing twelve illustrations of fruit. The final installment of the work, which raised the total to sixty plates and which is dated 1842-43, is not usually found and is lacking here. In the present copy all the text and the plates are in a single volume. The title ('Vol.I April. 1841') intended for the front of volume containing just text has been abandoned and the title which Hoffy meant to be bound in at the start of the plates ('Vol. 2 April. 1841') is bound in at the front of the text. Despite Hoffy's attempts at similar efforts, enthusiasm for his pomological productions waned. "Patronized by an impressive list of subscribers headed by the President of the United States, endorsed by the Pennsylvania Horticultural Society, and the recipient of a silver medal awarded by the American Institute of New York, The Orchardist's Companion nevertheless withered on the vine for lack of adequate support" (Wainwright). Cost was certainly a factor; though great plans were laid, no further additions to The Orchardist's Companion were forthcoming. Still, Hoffy was successful in creating an American fruit book of considerable beauty that became an early benchmark for the genre. Bennett, p.86; Oak Spring Pomona 59; Wainwright Philadelphia in the Romantic Age of Lithography, p.42.

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        View of the City of Boston from Dorchester Heights

      New York: Published by W A Coleman ... for Robt. Havell, Sing Sing N.York, 1841. Aquatint by and after Havell, printed in blue and black by W. Neale, 'Coloured by Havell & Spearing'. A fine copy of this 'majestic view of Boston' (Deák) by Havell: landscape painter and engraver of Audubon's masterpiece 'Robert Havell gives us a majestic view of Boston composed of highly ordered elements: the open-spaced rusticity of the foreground, which serves as a staging area for viewing the city, is linked to the densely developed metropolis in the background by a curving watercourse ... The city itself is presented most appealingly in the configuration of a terraced pyramid where solid buildings and graceful church spires make their way steadily to the top. Although an air of ... tranquility prevails, the sky-canopied view is crowded to the very edges with signs of industrial and trading activities. Bostonians familiar with the nineteenth-century topography of their city are likely to be able to identify a host of buildings and locations. The most conspicuous architectural landmark is ... the State House, the large, domed building at the pinnacle of the view.' (Deák). No doubt inspired by the example of John James Audubon, his long-time collaborator and friend, Robert Havell had emigrated to America in September 1839. He settled at Tarrytown, beside the Hudson River, and went on to establish himself as both an engraver and landscape painter of note. The painting on which the present print is based was first exhibited by Havell in 1841 at the National Academy of Design. Deák Picturing America 509.

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        CORRESPONDENCE [ON FILE IN THE MISSOURI STATE DEPARTMENT, BETWEEN BEVERLY AND OTHER MEMBERS OF THE STATE CONSTITUTIONAL CONVENTION, RELATIVE TO THE MISSOURI-IOWA BOUNDARY]

      Jefferson, 1841. Stitched as issued. Contemporary ownership inscription at top of first leaf; bookplate of Thomas W. Streeter on final page, with his typical penciled notes. Minor creasing and soiling. Very good. Mr. Beverly Allen, a member of the General Assembly, sent a letter to each member of the Constitutional Convention then living, asking them to provide him with "the views entertained and expressed by the members of that body, at the time of adoption of the Constitution...as to what Rapids were meant by the 'Rapids of the River Des Moines,' and what line it was that was to be made to correspond with the Indian boundary line." This pamphlet is a collection of their responses to his request. Rare.

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        Sih-Chidä & Mahchsi-Karehde. Mandan Indians

      Paris, Coblenz and London, 1841. Aquatint engraving by Hürlimann after Bodmer, state with date added to London imprint 'April 1th [sic.] 1841'. A fine full-length double portrait by Bodmer, composed from sketches made during the winter of 1833-1834 during the travelers sojourn at Fort Clark, on the banks of the upper Missouri River. On the left stands Sih-Chidä (`Yellow Feather') a young warrior who was fascinated by the work of the two foreigners. His portrait was carried out over three days in early December 1833. In it, he wears the beaded hair brows with long strings of dentalium shells and beads, a member of the Dog Society, the cluster of feathers at the back of his head may be an insignia of that group. Around his neck is draped a tippet of otter fur, the ends fringed with quill-wrapped leather. His heel-trailers are made of otter fur lined with red cloth and represent battle exploits. On the right is Mahchsi-Karehde (`Flying War Eagle'), who at just over six feet was the tallest of the Mandan. He also showed much interest in Bodmer's work, and over the winter was a frequent visitor, often bringing friends to look at Bodmer's drawings. He was a member of band of warriors that regulated the important affairs of the tribe. The wolf tail on his heels and painted eagle feather in his hair denote battle coup. His rich clothing and general demeanor all denote a proud and successful man. Karl Bodmer's images show great versatility and technical virtuosity and give us a uniquely accomplished and detailed picture of a previously little understood (and soon to vanish) way of life. Swiss-born Bodmer was engaged by Prince Maximilian zu Wied-Neuwied (1782-1867) specifically to provide a record of his travels in North America, principally among the Plains Indians. In the company of David Dreidoppel (Prince Maximilian's servant and hunting companion), their travels in North America were to last from 1832 to 1834. Well-armed with information and advice, the party finally left St.Louis, on the most important stage of their travels, aboard the steamer Yellow Stone on April 10 1833. They proceeded up the treacherous Missouri River along the line of forts established by the American Fur Company. At Bellevue they encountered their first Indians, then went on to make contact with the Sioux tribe, learning of and recording their little known ceremonial dances and powerful pride and dignity. Transferring from the Yellow Stone to another steamer, the Assiniboin, they continued to Fort Clark, visiting there the Mandan, Mintari and Crow tribes, then the Assiniboins at Fort Union, the main base of the American Fur Company. On a necessarily much smaller vessel they journeyed through the extraordinary geological scenery of that section of the Missouri to Fort Mackenzie in Montana, establishing a cautious friendship with the fearsome Blackfeet. From this, the westernmost point reached, it was considered too dangerous to continue and the return journey downstream began. The winter brought its own difficulties and discomforts, but Bodmer was still able to execute numerous studies of villages, dances and especially the people, who were often both intrigued and delighted by his work. The portraits are particularly notable for their capturing of individual personalities, as well as forming a primary account of what were to become virtually lost cultures. Graff 4648; Howes M443a; Pilling 2521; Sabin 47014; Wagner-Camp 76:1.

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        Coronation, the Winner of the Derby Stakes, at Epsom, 1841

      London: Messrs. S. & J. Fuller at their Sporting Gallery, Rathbone Place, W., 1841. Colour-printed aquatint by Charles Hunt, finished by hand and highlighted with gum arabic. Printed on heavy wove paper. A nice impression with lovely colour. Expert repairs to margins. Image size: 12 ½ x 16 5/8 inches. A magnificent portrait of the celebrated Derby-winner Coronation by Herring, one of the most acclaimed sporting artists of the nineteenth century. Herring is an outstanding and imaginative artist who at an early age showed an aptitude for handling both riding whip and pencil. At a young age, fate took Herring to the Doncaster races where he saw the Duke of Hamilton's horse, William, win the St. Leger. The sight inspired him to attempt the art of animal-painting, in which he subsequently excelled. In addition to being a successful horse painter, Herring made his livelihood as a coachman, and for some time drove the Highflyer coach between London and York. When eventually he retired as a coachman he immediately obtained numerous commissions and was able to devote himself entirely to his art. Herring had no education in art until he definitely set up as an artist, when he worked for a short time in the studio of Abraham Cooper, R.A. He painted an immense number of racing, coaching, and other sporting subjects, many of which were published by the sporting printsellers and the sporting magazines. He was a frequent exhibitor at the Royal Academy and the Society of British Artists; he was elected a member of the latter society in 1841. While in later life he painted a number of subject-pictures, it was as a portrait-painter of racehorses that Herring earned his fame, and no great breeder or owner of racehorses is without some treasured production of Herring's brush. Lane, British Racing Prints p.121; Mellon, British Sporting and Animal Prints 96; Siltzer, The Story of British Sporting Prints, p.147; Muir, A Descriptive Catalogue of the Engraved Works of J. F. Herring, Senior (1795 to 1865) , p. 75-76.

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        Geschichte des Zabergäus und des jetzigen Oberamts Brackenheim. 4 Teile in einem Band.

      Stuttgart, Autenrieth bzw. Belser, 1841-1844. VIII, 146 (1) + 223 + , 252 (1) + IV, 230 Seiten. Mit 4 Titelblättern und 4 Ansichten als Frontispiz. Gelber Pappband der Zeit. *Originalausgabe mit allen vier Teilen, selten. - Exemplar aus der Ständischen Bibliothek Stuttgart mit deren Stempel auf den Titelblättern. - Sehr gut erhaltenes frisches Exemplar. Versand D: 5,00 EUR

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