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        Neuester Grundriß von Berlin im Jahre 1842.

      - Lithographie v. T. Boesche aus Brass, Chronik von Berlin . b. Hübenthal & Comp., 1843, 41 x 51,5 Nicht bei Kiewitz! Schulz, Stadtpläne von Berlin, Nr. 410. - Seltener Plan von Berlin mit Randansichten! Oben und unten mittig je 1 Wappen flankiert von Erklärungen zu den Straßen, Plätzen und Gebäuden. Am linken und rechten Rand je 5 Ansichten. Links: Neue Tierarztneischule, Werdersche Kirche, Denkmal großer Kurfürst, St. Hedwigskirche und das Kronprinzenpalais. Rechts: Bauakademie, Parochialkirche, Denkmal Friedrich II, neue Sternwarte und die neue Kaserne. - Restauriert und alte Faltstellen geglättet.

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        The anatomy of sleep

      London: John Churchill, 1842. The First Book Typeset by a Mechanical Typesetting Machine Binns, Edward (d. 1851). The anatomy of sleep . . . 8vo. x, 394pp. Hand-colored lithographed title, 3 lithographed plates, text illustrations. London: John Churchill, 1842. 192 x 112 mm. Original cloth, back cover a bit spotted, spine slightly faded and with tiny chips at the top. Edges slightly dust-soiled, otherwise fine. Later ownership inscription on front free endpaper. First Edition of the first book typeset by the Young & Delcambre Composing Machine, the first composing machine known to have been used for real work in printing offices. The colophon on the verso of the title page states that Binn's book was "Printed by J. H. Young, by the Patent Composing Machine, 110, Chancery Lane." Beginning in the 1840s, several inventors developed and patented mechanical typesetting systems, and it is possible that some were employed without fanfare in provincial newspapers in England for certain periods of time. However, the Young & Delcambre machine is the only one where the machine's actual work is documented within the publications it produced, likely because Young & Delcambre were aggressive in promoting their technology and got it mentioned in the few publications in which it was used. Other than a couple of books that their machine typeset and a couple of periodicals for which the machine set type for short periods, no other specific publications set by typesetting machinery are known between the publication of Binns book and the first application of the Linotype by the New York Daily Tribune in 1886. Like other early mechanical compositors, the Young & Delcambre machine set a single continuous line of type; line breaking and justification were done later by hand, as was distribution of the types after use. At this stage in the development of machine typesetting, the additional labor needed to operate the machine and distribute the type did not provide enough economic incentive to replace the manual process. These problems would not be adequately addressed until the invention of the Linotype and Monotype type casters which eliminated the redistribution process by melting down the lead type for reuse. Another issue with the Young & Delcambre machine was that it was intended to be operated by women, who were paid less than men, in order to lower the machine's overall operating costs. "The use of the Young and Delcambre machine was opposed by the London Union of Compositors, particularly because female labour was employed to operate it" (Printing and the Mind of Man: Catalogue of the Exhibitions. . . , no. 463). It may be interesting to some that efforts to mechanize typesetting occurred about the same time that Charles Babbage was attempting to mechanize calculation through his Difference Engines and his Analytical Engine. Neither the typesetting or calculating technologies caught on when they were first pioneered, chiefly because the early machines could not provide sufficient speed gains or cost savings. Binns's book has been rightly valued for its significance in the history of typography and printing, but it also appears to be one of the first books on what we now call sleep research. The author, a physician, began his preface as follows: "The following attempt to elucidate the laws of procuring sleep at will, by directing the activity of the cerebral organs, is, we believe, the first ever made; or, if any similar attempt has been made, it has escaped our researches . . ." The chapters cover such topics as "Definition of sleep," "Drowsiness," "Hibernation," Somnambulism," "Hallucination" and "Phenomena of dreams." Garrison-Morton.com 7001.

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        Werke. Vollständige Ausgabe letzter Hand. Unter des durchlauchtigsten deutschen Bundes schützenden Privilegien.

      55 Bände und 1 Bd Register von Musculus in 29 Bdn uniform gebunden sowie 1 Bd Supplement:: Goethes Leben. Mit 4 gefalt. Tafeln u. 1 lith. Tafel. Kl.8vo (13,6 x 9 cm). Rotbraune, leicht genarbte HLederbde im Stil d.Z. mit grünem goldgepr. Leder-RSchild und Zierleisten a.d. Rücken, marmor. Deckelbezug mit lederverstärkten Ecken (Buchbinderei Butz, Säckingen). Goed. IV/3 11-13. WG 141. Hagen23.- Sog. Kleinoktavausgabe (wie meist ohne die erst 1842 publizierten 5 Folgebände, aber mit "Musculus"-Registerband !). Bde 41-55 mit Nebentitel: Nachgelassene Werke 1 -15. - Teils stockfl., einige (Titel-)Bll. u. Lagen stärker, wenige Bll. wasserrandig, vereinzelt Blei-Anstr. (Bd 12 Buntstift-Unterstr.). Ein Haupt- u. Nebentitel m. Bibl.-St. (überklebt). Bd 34 doppelt eingebunden. - Ausnehmend dekorative Reihe in überaus stabilen, sehr geschmackvollen Handeinbänden (um 1960) .- Dabei: Heinrich Döring. Goethes Leben.2.ergänzte Auflage (Supplement zu Goethes Leben). X, 1 Bl., 530 S.u. 72 S.Anhang (EA). Mit 1 gefalt.Kupfertafel. Kl.8vo. Marmor. Pappbd d.Z.m. RSch. (Gelenke u.Kapit. etwas beschabt). Weimar, Hoffmann, 1833.- Erste umfassende Biographie Goethes (EA 1828, Hirzel S.157) als "Supplement" zur Ausgabe letzter Hand im gleichen Format. Mit dem Handschr.-Faksimile (Erstdruck!) von Goethes Gedicht "Zum Beginnen, zum Vollenden.."(Weimar 1826). Dörings Biographie enthält auch eine 70seitige Goethe-Bibliographie. - (Keine paypal-Zahlung möglich).

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        Voyage a Bade-Bade et par la Baviere rhénaue - Dédié á Mademoiselle E. Cress par l'auteur avec six gravures - 1842 - handgeschriebenes Reisetagebuch mit sechs eingebundenen, orig. Stichen

      1842 - Schöne, saubere, gleichmäßige Handschrift. Titelblatt kalligraphisch gestaltet. Der französischsprachige Text ist grammatikalisch fehlerfrei und kultiviert. Der Autor ist wahrscheinlich ein Deutscher, der bei einem Gericht tätig ist. 158 S. + 6 eingebundene orig. Stiche. Die Landschaftsbilder (Neustadt an der Haardt, Madenburg bei Eschbach, Trifels bei Annweiler etc.) stammen vielleicht aus der orig. Ausgabe von Franz Weiss, Die malerische und romantische Pfalz, Ausgabe Neustadt an der Weinstraße 1840, beim Verlag A. H. Gottschick. Schmucker, französischer Meistereinband mit Bordüren. Einband an den Ecken leicht bestoßen, sauber. Der dreiseitige Goldschnitt sehr leicht angeschmutzt. Seidenvorsätze etwas angeschmutzt. Stiche leicht stockig, Seiten sehr gut und sauber. Size: 8° [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        ALGERINE LAW. ONE OTHER STATE BESIDES RHODE-ISLAND, HAS, WHAT SOME PEOPLE MIGHT SUPPOSE TO BE, AN ALGERINE LAW. THE CELEBRATED DAVID PARMENTER, FREE SUFFRAGE LECTURER GENERAL FOR THE STATE OF RHODE-ISLAND AND PROVIDENCE PLANTATIONS AND GRAND PLENIPOTENTIARY TO THE COURT OF ST. TAMMANY, &C., &C., &C., ONCE CREPT OUT THROUGH A SMALL HOLE IN SUCH A LAW IN MASSACHUSETTS. THE GREAT UNWHIPT WAS INDICTED, TRIED, AND FOUND GUILTY, ON THE CHARGE OF FORGERY.

      [Providence? 1842 - Folio broadside, 11" x 15". Light toning, old folds, Very Good. A rare broadside, probably printed in 1842 at the height of the Dorr Rebellion. David Parmenter, a Providence lawyer, was an ally and confidante of Thomas Dorr. This broadside, intended to discredit Parmenter and the Dorr organization, prints documents from the Massachusetts case of Commonwealth vs. Parmenter, demonstrating that Parmenter had committed the crime of forgery in 1827 but escaped conviction on a technicality: "Thus, through that small hole, the GREAT DAVID escaped the honor of wearing the State's uniform at the celebrated public institution at Charlestown." The Algerine Law, enacted by the Rhode Island legislature, rendered illegal the elections held by the Dorrites in April 1842, made it a crime to run for office in their elections, and called it treason for anyone to do so or to hold a statewide office under the People's Constitution.De Simone, Broadsides of the Dorr Rebellion 14. OCLC 24389916 [1- Brown] as of October 2017. Cohen 12257 [locating a copy at Harvard]. Not located at online sites of AAS, Library of Congress, Yale, Harvard.

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        A CATALOGUE OF THE CLASSIC CONTENTS OF STRAWBERRY HILL COLLECTED BY HORACE WALPOLE

      George Robins, London 1842 - xxiv,250pp. Quarto. Cloth-backed stiff wrappers, pictorial title vignette on upper wrapper. Engraved frontis portrait and engraved title, illustrations. Wrappers a bit creased and soiled, closed tears in joints and at top edge of upper board, some internal smudging and use, but a good copy. Hazen's edition 'V' of the extensive sale catalogue of Walpole's library and effects. The printing history of the catalogue is moderately complex, as were the circumstances of the sale, and as many as seven editions of the catalogue are described by Hazen, not including the separate catalogue of the London sale. In this edition, the Waldegrave manuscripts (6th day, lots 161-187) have been removed, but the books of prints in the Round Tower, making up days 7 and 8, are still present. These were removed in the next edition, and recatalogued for the London sale. This copy has been priced throughout (except for days 7 and 8, as would be expected) in a contemporary hand, with buyers noted, and there are a few instances of detailed annotations about specific lots. The front free endsheet bears a pencil inscription: "Admit the Bearer & One friend G. Robins April 22 1842." HAZEN (LIBRARY), p. xxix.

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        AUTOGRAPH LETTER SIGNED, TO UNITED STATES SENATOR JAMES SHIELDS [ADDRESSED HERE AS 'MY DEAR GENERAL'], DECEMBER 8, 1853, FROM NEW YORK, SEEKING SHIELDS' SUPPORT FOR SCOTT'S PROMOTION TO LIEUTENANT GENERAL

      [4]pp. Single sheet folded to 5" x 8". Manuscript on three pages; addressed to 'Hon. Genl. Shields'. Light folds, a few fox marks, Very Good. Shields, a Democratic Senator from Illinois, had quarreled with Abraham Lincoln in 1842. They scheduled a duel which, fortunately, their seconds were able to abort. During the Mexican War Shields was commissioned a Brigadier General, which accounts for Scott's flattering salutation. A perennially ambitious political general, Scott had just finished running for President on the Whig ticket. "Inept and pompous" [Potter, The Impending Crisis page 142], he lost to Franklin Pierce in a landslide. Scott had first sought the presidency for the 1840 election and, according to DAB, "as late as 1860 he retained some hope of being sent to the White House." The first paragraph of his letter expresses "keen regret" at the "recent defeat of our friend Clemens." Jeremiah Clemens had been a Democratic U.S. Senator from Alabama; he lost his 1852 race to Clement Clay. "His absence from the Senate is certainly a personal loss to me, but a much greater loss to the country." Then Scott gets down to business: "I know not that you may be inclined to trouble yourself, a fourth time, with the question of the LIEUTENANT GENERALCY, but if a Bill, providing for the rank can be again carried in the Senate, at an early day, I think it may be got thro' the House (where we have had, from the beginning, a MAJORITY-) by July next, & if needed, it is believed, a good word from the President would be thrown in to prevent the sleep of death on the Speaker's table. "If you should be kind enough again to shoulder the burden, may I beg you to adopt the form [herewith enclosed] of the Joint Resolution as amended, Feb. 4. 1852, by my friend, Dr. Gwin-- with, or without the PROVISO, [of the day before] proposed by Genl Cass? In respect to the PROVISO, altho' kindly intended, I am quite indifferent; but I entreat our Michigan friend to allow the word REVIVED, in the 4th line, to stand, & not substitute for it, CREATED, as you consented to do, a year ago: 1. Because Genl. Cass is mistaken in supposing the Father of his country ever actually held the rank of lieutenant general; for he only prospectively agreed to accept it; 2. Because if he, modestly, took upon himself the inferior rank, Congress considered it a degradation, & promptly removed the indignity; 3. Because the commission that was universally considered as beneath him may be aspired to, without arrogance, by much smaller men; & 4. Because, without reviving [instead of CREATING the rank, anew] the Joint Resolution would not give to the brevet lieutenant general, under the circumstances any additional pay or allowance. This result, I am sure, cannot be desired by Genl. C. Do, therefore, I pray you, induce the general to give up his hasty objection to the word REVIVED." Scott signs the letter, "With ancient regards I remain, always yrs Winfield Scott." [capital letters substituted for the original underlines.] On December 21, 1853, Senate Joint Resolution 4 authorized the President to confer the rank of Lieutenant General by Brevet, for eminent service. The Resolution passed the Senate on February 12, 1855. President Pierce's Message to the Senate on February 28, 1855 nominated Scott to the rank of Lieutenant General retroactive to March 29, 1847, the date of his victory at Veracruz. The Senate immediately and unanimously approved the nomination; Scott quickly submitted a claim for almost $27,000 in back pay, retroactive to the effective date of his rank. His claim was approved, but only for slightly more than $10,000. [CONGRESSIONAL GLOBE, 33RD CONG., 2ND SESS., pages 690-691, 706; JOURNAL OF THE SENATE OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA, VOLUME 46, Washington: 1854, Page 420; Peskin: WINFIELD SCOTT AND THE PROFESSION OF ARMS, 2003, p. 221; Lowe: FIVE YEARS A DRAGOON ('49 TO '54)... 1965, p.xix.].

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        Carta dell'Italia in quindici fogli ricavata dalle migliori mappe finora pubblicate nella proporzione di 1 a 600.000 per servire di corredo alla corografia dei diversi Stati della Penisola di Attilio Zuccagni Orlandini. Firenze, 1842

      Firenze, Zuccagni Orlandini, 1842. Carta dell'Italia comprendente le isole di Corsica, Sardegna, Sicilia, Malta e le coste dell'Istria della Dalmazia. In 15 grandi tavole incise in rame ancaora da unire, ciascuna di cm 60x45 circa + grandi margini bianchi. Titolo ornato in alto a destra (tav.n.3, l'unica tavola che presenta un amenda non grave in prossimità della Dalmazia) + "Quadrato d'insieme" (tav. 13). Una burdura perimetrale decorata racchiude l'intera carta formando complessivamente una grande carta di circa mm.1800x2300. Ogni carta reca segni di piegatura all'origine.

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        ATLAS GEOGRÁFICO DAS PROVÍNCIAS DO REINO DE PORTUGAL E ALGARVE.

      - Lisboa. 1842. De 23x33 cm (formato oblongo). Encadernação do século XX em percalina com o título estampado a ouro na pasta anterior. Ilustrado com 6 mapas do século XVIII (impressos no século XIX) finamente impressos sobre papel de linho encorpado, belamente coloridos, e apresentando uma folha de rosto própria com a data de 1842. Trata-se de uma variante do pequeno atlas de Carpinetti, isto é, com uma apresentação geral do território igual ao de 1762, no entanto com pormenores orográficos e viários diferentes. Outra variante desta obra : MAPPAS DAS PROVINCIAS DE PORTUGAL novamente abertos, e estampados em Lisboa offerecidos ao illustrissimo e excellentissimo Senhor Conde de Oeyras. Por João Silvério Carpinetti Lisbonense. Francisco Manuel, Impressor de Estampas. Lisboa 1762. Presentes na colação: Mapa 1: 'Província de Entre Douro e Minho'; Mapa 2: 'Província de Traz os Montes'; Mapa 3: 'Província da Beira'; Mapa 4: 'Província da Estremadura'; Mapa 5: 'Província do Alentejo'; Mapa 6: 'Reyno do Algarve'. Obra de João Silvério Carpinetti (1740-1800) nas escalas de [ca. 1:660.000] e [ca. 1:1300.000] [EN] Map of Portugal printed on linnen paper. Comprising 6 plates with the partial maps corresponding to the main provinces of Portugal in various scales; circa 1:660.000 to ca. 1:1.300.000. This issue is a variant of the little Carpinetti's atlas of 1762, that is, it has the same general lay out of the territory, although it has different geographical details on the mountain ridges and roads. This copy is complete according to the Biblioteca Nacional de Portugal. Inocêncio IV, 37 : «JOÃO SILVERIO CARPINETTI, lisbonense, como ele se intitula, pintor e gravador, discípulo de Vieira Lusitano. (Vid. Mem. relativas ás vidas dos Pintores, etc. por Cyrillo, pag. 115.) Compôs, ou publicou: 1302) Mappas das provincias de Portugal, novamente abertos e estampados em Lisboa, com uma illustração em que se dá uma breve noticia da 38 geographia. e se pôe uma breve, mas curiosa noticia do nosso reino, provincias, cidades, e villas mais principaes d'elle. Vende-se na loja de Francisco Manuel, impressor de estampas, ás Portas de Sancto Antão. Não tem data no frontispício; porém os Mapas trazem indicado o ano de 1762. São sete mapas e quatro páginas de explicações. Fólio, formato oblongo. Tenho visto poucos exemplares, e ainda não há muito tempo que o acaso me deparou BNP: «Maria Helena Dias - Os Mapas em Portugal, Lisboa, 1995, p.95-98 Suzanne Daveau, 'Os Mappas das provincias de Portugal de J.S. Carpinetti na História da Cartografia Portuguesa'. In: J.S. Carpinetti - Mappas das provincias de Portugal novamente abertos, e estampados em Lisboa. Biblioteca Nacional: Lisboa, 1993. NOTAS: Trata-se de uma edição feita com base em 'Mappas das provincias de Portugal' de João Silvério Carpinetti, originalmente publicados em 1762». Language: Português / Portuguese Location/localizacao: M-7-B-15 [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        EDMUND.RECIT DU XV SIECLE IMITE DE L'ANGLAIS

      LILLE.L,.LEFORT,IMPRIMEUR-LIBRAIRE 1842 - SMALLER VOLUME MEASURES 140 X 90 MM,VERY RARE.WELL PRESERVED DECORATED EMBOSSED LEATHER BOARDS,WEAR MORE SO TO SPINE ENDS & OPENING CORNERS.210 PAGES SHOWING TIME AGING,CLEAN,TIGHT & BRIGHT,LITTLE USE,MARBLING TO BLOCK EDGES OWNERS INK TO TO FRONT END-PAPER,NO OTHER WRITING,INSCRIPTIONS OR NOTES [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        The Tasmanian Journal of Natural Science, Agriculture, Statistics, &c. Vols. I - III.

      Hobart / Launceston / London: James Barnard, Government Printer VDL / Henry Dowling / John Murray. 1842-1849.. Ferguson 3513. Volume I: Hobart, James Barnard, Government Printer; London, John Murray, 1842 (nos I-IV comprising viii, 424pp, 5 plates). Volumes II & III: Launceston, Henry Dowling; London, John Murray, 1846 (nos VI-XI comprising vi, 468pp, map, 5 plates [1 folding], 2 folding tables) & 1849 (vi, 490pp, 7pp. meteorological tables, folding map and 5 plates [1 folding], folding table). Contents page and index in each volume. All published thus. Red cloth, gilt spine titles; slightly flecked, small black ink spot on spine of the third volume. Top edges gilt, others uncut. Offsetting on endpapers, owner's bookplate on each front paste-down. A very good clean set. ***The precursor to the Papers and Proceedings of the Royal Society of Tasmania, and the first scientific periodical of any consequence to be published in the Australian colonies. This is one of the sets bound up by Angus & Robertson around 1910, after a number of unbound sets had been found amongst the papers of R.C. Gunn, the editor of the Journal. They contain many interesting and important papers on Tasmanian, Australian and Antarctic history, natural history, exploration, aborigines etc, including the following examples. Volume I: Strzelecki in Gippsland (pp66-70); Strzelecki in NW Tasmania; (pp76-8); E.J. Eyre's overland journey (pp153-9); David Burn, ‘Excursion to Port Arthur’ (pp265-95); ‘Aboriginal Languages of Tasmania’, a list extracted by the late Jorgen Jorgenson from documents in the colonial Secretary’s office (pp308-18)T.G. Lempriere, ‘Account of Macquarie Harbour (pp 359-75, continued in the next volume). Volume II: Lempriere, 'Account of Macquarie Harbour [continued]’ (pp17-31, 107-18, 200-7); Robertson, 'A few general remarks on the Antarctic continent, discovered by Captains Ross and Crozier' (pp41-54); Captain Stokes, 'Notes on the Coasts of Australia' (pp55-70); Lt. Breton, 'Excursion to the Western Range, Tasmania' (pp121-41); Davies, 'On the Aborigines of VDL' (pp409-20). One of the plates is 'The Comet of 1848 seen from Aldridge Lodge, VD Land', by M[ary] M[orton] Allport. Volume III includes statistics for VDL 1844-46, from the Port of Launceston 1846-47, and of exports of produce from VDL to Great Britain 1846; remarks on [James] Calder's paper on the country lying between Lake St Clair and Macquarie Harbour; R.C. Gunn on the 'bunyip' of Australia Felix, and long pieces on the exploration of mainland Australia by Leichhardt, Mitchell and Sturt. .

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        Dialogue between a Latter-day Saint and an Enquirer after Truth. (Reprinted from the Star of January 1.) To which is added, a Solemn Warning to the Methodists. By one who was formerly a Preacher among them

      Published by P.P. Pratt, Manchester 1842 - 4pp. Octavo [22.5 cm] This work has not been sewn. Minor age toning. We are able to locate five institutional copies. According to Crawley " The first three and half pages of this tract, containing the dialogue between Enquirer and Saint, were printed from a rearrangement of the same typesetting used to print the dialogue in the Millennial Star of January 1842. Thomas Smith's 'Interesting Letter from Cheltonham', which is dated December 30, 1841, occupies the last half of the fourth page and appears only in the tract. Apparently this letter reached Parley Pratt after the January issue of the Star had been struck off, and since Smith had asked that his letter be printed and it made an appropriate companion piece for the dialogue, Parley issued the two together on pamphlet form.Dialogue directly attacks the Roman Catholic Church, the Church of England, and especially the Methodist Church, without a specific anti-Mormon work in mind, and thus marks a departure from earlier Mormon publications. Undoubtedly it arose out of the clergy's continuing anti-Mormon barrage, which the Star of December comments upon. The dialogue defends immersion as the proper mode of baptism and argues at length against baptizing infants; since the traditional churches erroneously administer this ordinance, it contends, they must be in a state of apostasy. Latter-day Saints avoid these errors, the dialogue concludes, because their doctrines were received by divine revelation. Thomas Smith's letter describes his conversion from Methodism to Mormonism and warns the Methodists not to 'oppose the work of the Lord.'" Crawley 138. Flake/Draper 6567.

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        The Works.

      London: Whittaker & Co.,, 1842–4. The text formed from an entirely new collation of the old editions: with the various readings, notes, a life of the poet, and a history of the early English stage by J. Payne Collier. 8 volumes, octavo (228 x 148 mm). Contemporary red morocco by Wiseman, raised bands to spines, compartments lettered in gilt with supralibros of Trinity College, Cambridge to 1st and 6th compartments, triple rule borders in blind to covers, supralibros of Trinity College, Cambridge in centre of covers, floral gilt roll to turn-ins, page markers all edges gilt. Spines toned, extremities rubbed, a few dark marks to covers, occasional foxing throughout, rear hinge of vol. 5. cracking, text block sound. An excellent set, attractively bound. First Collier edition of Shakespeare's works. Literary editor and notorious forger of literary material John Payne Collier (1789–1883) is best-known for his The History of English Dramatic Poetry to the Time of Shakespeare (1831). Although his most important work, it is flawed because "fabrications of historical evidence and documentary text are interspersed in an otherwise meticulous and original scholarly work". Despite this, "it served most Victorians as blameless authority and the principal guide to its subjects" (ODNB). Collier because director of the Shakespeare Society in 1840.

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        Zoology of New York or the New York Fauna, Part III: Reptiles and Amphibia + Part IV: Fishes, in 2 volumes, complete (the rare hand-colored plate edition).

      Albany: W. and A. White and J. Visscher, . First edition. 1842 - "Pp. (4), iv, 98, xiv, (1), 415, 8; 23 fine hand-colored plates of reptiles and amphibians by J. W. Hill + 79 fine hand-colored plates of fishes by J. W. Hills. Publisher's original dark brown cloth, ornately blind-stamped and gilt-decorated with a gilt emblem emblazoned on the front cover and a gilt snake on the spine, original clay-coated yellow endpapers, 4to. This is the classic early work on the reptiles, amphibians, and fishes of New York with all of the fine lithographed-plates in original hand-coloring. The subtitle states this series comprises: " detailed descriptions all of the animals, hitherto observed within the state of New York, with brief notices of those occasionally found near its borders." Sabin notes that only a few copies were issued with the plates colored by hand and that "it is hardly necessary to add that they are greatly superior to the plain copies." About 300 copies of the volumes on birds and mammals were issued, 15 with the plates hand-colored copies; it is certain that far fewer copies of the present set on the reptiles, amphibians, and fishes were issued with hand-colored plates. The fine color plates are exceptionally bright and clean in this copy; it is also unusual to find this work in the original publisher's decorated cloth. Volume 1 bears the signature of herpetologist Hobart M. Smith on the front endpaper; volume 2 also has the old signature of an earlier owner on the front endpaper." Light foxing to two endpapers, the text and fine hand-colored plates are bright and clean (only plate 13 of fishes has a few marginal smudges), a few plates show mild offsetting to the facing page, some professional repairs to the outer joints of volume 2; a remarkably bright and clean copy in near fine condition.

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        Report on The Commercial Relations of The United States with Foreign Nations. [Bound with] Present and Proposed Rates of Duty. Resolution on Customs' Duties, as Proposed by Sir Robert Peel.

      Washington DC: US House of Representatives, 1842. pp 595 + 118. With bookplate of Julia Groesbeck Fowler, Ex Libris Hon. W.S.Groesbeck. William S. Groesbeck was a US Representative 1857-1859. Back endpaper missing. Covers show wear/cracking wih loss of gilt. Scarce. . First Edition. Full Leather. Good+.

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        Lehrbuch der Stöchiometrie und der allgemeinen theoretischen Chemie.

      Berlin: C.G. Lüderitz, 1842 - IV, 386 Seiten. Priv. Pappband. Exemplar mit etwas stärkeren Gebrauchsspuren. Einband etwas stärker berieben und die Ecken sind leicht angestoßen. Mit Namensstempel auf dem Titelblatt und Spuren eines Rückenschildchens. Der Buchblock ist in einem altersgemäß guten Zustand der Text ist sehr gut lesbar. Buch aus einem Nichtraucherhaushalt. Sprache: Deutsch [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        DIE ALT-CHRISTLICHEN BAUWERKE VON RAVENNA.

      Berlin,: Verlog von G. Reimer, 1842.. First Edition. With 10 full page lithographed plates, including 3 hand-finished chromolithographs. Folio,, bound in later morocco backed marbled boards, the spine with lettering label gilt. A fine copy indeed with a neat release stamp on the verso of the title, and some very light spotting. FIRST EDITION OF THIS SCARCE WORK ON RAVENNA AND SOME OF ITS MOST IMPORTANT ARCHITECTURAL TREASURES.

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        A Ramble in Malta and Sicily, in the Autumn of 1841 Illustrated with Sketches taken on the Spot, and drawn on Stone by the Author

      London, Smith, Elder, and Co., 1842. Large octavo (265 × 180 mm), viii, 168, [2] (list of subscribers) pages with 2 small woodcut illustrations plus an additional ornate colour-pictorial title leaf, lithographed dedication leaf, and 11 (of 12) tinted lithographs (3 with tissue-guards). The missing plate is 'Garden of the Latomie, and Convent of the Capuchins', intended to be bound opposite page 96. Early half morocco and marbled papered boards, spine gilt in compartments, with the title in gilt; leather rubbed and a little worn at the extremities, with the front joint beginning to crack; plates a little foxed (and a few are lightly soiled or have small light tidemarks in the blank upper margin); short edge tears to a few leaves neatly sealed; a decent copy. Provenance: Sir Walter Crocker, with his ownership details ('W.R. Crocker, Sicily 1968 (Jan.)'). Sir Walter Russell Crocker (1902-2002) was Australian Ambassador to Italy at the time he acquired this copy. Tipped in on the front flyleaf is an autograph aerogramme from Susanne Toogood, a great-great-granddaughter of George Fife Angas. The letter, dated April 1968, was written in reply to a request from Crocker for information about the artist, but the response is an agreeably personal one, clearly in the same vein as the one being answered.

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        Konvolut von Plattendrucken: Robert Schumann, Op. 6, 12, 19, 82. Franz Schubert par Stephen Heller, Op. 33, 35 u. a.

      1. Robert Schumann, Fantasiestücke. Für das Pianoforte. Miss Anna Robena Laidlav zugeeignet. Oeuv. 12. Heft I. Leipzig, Breitkopf & Härtel. Enthält: Des Abends, Aufschwung, Warum?, Grillen. Pr. 25 Ngr. VN/Pl. no. 5835a. [1842]. 15 S. 2. Robert Schumann, Fantasiestücke. Für das Pianoforte. Miss Anna Robena Laidlav zugeeignet. Oeuv. 12. Heft I. Leipzig, Breitkopf & Härtel. Enthält: In der Nacht, Fabel, Traumes Wirren, Ende vom Lied. Pr. 25 Ngr. VN/Pl. no. 5835b. [1842]. 19 S. 3. Robert Schumann, Waldscenen. Neun Clavierstücke. Fräulein Annette Preusser zugeeignet. Op. 82. Leipzig, Bartholf Senff. Enthält: Eintritt, Jäger auf der Lauer, Einsame Blumen, Verrufene Stelle, Freundliche Landschaft, Herberge, Vogel als Prophet, Jagdlied, Abschied. VN/Pl. no. 12. 23 S. [Ca. 1851]. Lithographie des Titelblatts: "Fr. Krätzschmer inv. u. lith.". Erstauflage. 4. Robert Schumann, Davidsbündlertänze. 16 Characterstücke für Pianoforte. Walther von Göthe zugeeignet. Op. 6. Heft I. Zweite Auflage. Hamburg, Leipzig & New York, Schuberth & Comp. Enthält: Nr. 1-9. VN/Pl. no. 1365. [1850]. 15 S. 5. Robert Schumann, Davidsbündlertänze. 16 Characterstücke für Pianoforte. Walther von Göthe zugeeignet. Op. 6. Heft II. Zweite Auflage. Hamburg, Leipzig & New York, Schuberth & Comp. Enthält: Nr. 1-9. VN/Pl. no. 1366. [1851]. 14 S. 6. Robert Schumann, Blumenstück. Für das Piano-Forte componirt und Frau Majorin F. Serre auf Maxen zugeeignet. 19tes Werk. Wien, Pietro Mechetti qm Carlo. Stich und Druck der Paezschen Officin in Leipzig. VN/Pl. no. Pietro Mechetti. No. 3131. [1850]. 11 S. 7. Lieder von Franz Schubert. Capricen, Improvisationen für Piano allein von Stephen Heller a) Die Forelle La Truite de Fr. Schubert. Caprice brillant par Stephen Heller, Op. 33. Dédié à Madame Jenny Montgolfier. Berlin, A. M. Schlesinger. VN/Pl. no. S.2863. 10 S. b) Die Post La Poste. Melodie de F. Schubert. Improvisata pour Piano seul par Stephen Heller, Op. 35. A Madame Caroline de Hoeslin née Baronne dEichthal. Berlin, A. M. Schlesinger. VN/Pl. no. S.2865. 10 S. 8. Keepsake Musical. Collection de Morceaux faciles pour piano offerte aux Dilettanti par Mr. Mr. Brunner, Czerny, Kullak, Lecarpentier, Loeschhorn, Schumann, Taubert, Voss, Willmers. 6. Gustav Schumann, Scherzo. Berlin u. Breslau, Bote & Bock. VN/Pl. no. B. et B. 1179. S. 22-23. 9. Stephen Heller, Blumen-, Frucht- und Dornenstücke für Piano. In drei Heften. Op. 82, Heft 3, Nrn. 13-18. Seinem Freunde Herrn Clement Auffm Ordt. Berlin, A. M. Schlesinger. VN/Pl. no. S. 4122. [Ca. 1854]. 19 S. 10. Chopin, Henselt, Thalberg. Etuden für das Pianoforte. Op. 5, Liv. 2, Nr. 11. Liebeslied. Leipzig, Breitkopf & Härtel. VN/Pl. no. 5927. S. 23-25. Auf der letzten Seite der Thematische Catalog der Etuden-Ausgabe. 11. Ignaz Moscheles, Kindermährchen Coute enfantin. Op. 95, Heft 1, No. 5. Leipzig, F. Kistner. VN/Pl. no. 1179. S. 18-21. Gebunden in Halblederband der Zeit. Alle Drucke in sehr gutem Zustand, teils minimal braunfleckig, auf einigen Seiten Eintragung des Fingersatzes mit Blei.

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        A BRIEF HISTORICAL, STATISTICAL AND DESCRIPTIVE REVIEW OF EAST TENNESSEE, UNITED STATES OF AMERICA: DEVELOPING ITS IMMENSE AGRICULTURAL, MINING, AND MANUFACTURING ADVANTAGES. WITH REMARKS TO EMIGRANTS. ACCOMPANIED WITH A MAP & LITHOGRAPHED SKETCH OF A TENNESSEE FARM, MANSION HOUSE, AND BUILDINGS. BY J. GRAY SMITH, A NATURALIZED CITIZEN OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA

      London: J. Leath, 1842. Later half morocco [bit of scuffing] and red cloth, with title in gilt on spine. Large folding map of East Tennessee backed in linen, folding plate backed in linen and entitled, 'View of Mossy Creek Farm.' xii, 71, [1 blank] pp. Light scattered foxing, minor occasional wear, Very Good. Smith, who claims personal familiarity with East Tennessee, argues that emigration from England is "the only permanent remedy for the existing distresses of the manufacturing districts of Great Britain." He describes the "advantages in favor of America," and focuses on East Tennessee for optimal opportunities for settlement, agriculture, natural resources, mining, manufacturing, transportation, and amenities. "Nothing speaks more for the kindness and humanity of the Tennessee planter, than the dread a negro has of being sold to another State." He offers advice on opportunities "to the capitalist," as well as to mechanics and laborers; and includes an essay demonstrating that the Indians of North America are "descended from the Jews." Streeter opines "that the book was issued to promote the sale of 179 farms in East Tennessee by the East Tennessee Land Company. The large scale map shows for Tennessee the valley of the Tennessee and Holston Rivers, with a projected 'Branch Railroad to Knoxville' running up the valley." FIRST EDITION. Howes S605aa. Streeter Sale 1671. III Clark, Travels in the Old South 239.

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        Denkschrift zur Vollendung der 5000 .Locomotive 1910

      - 57 Seiten Glanzpapier mit 42 zumeist halbseitigen ( 24 Lokomotiven ) Textabbildungen, Originalbroschur mit Deckeltitel, etwas unfrisch mit Einriß oben am Broschurrücken , vordere Broschurkannte mit Tesafilm hinterlegt , Erhaltung insgesamt gut - = Gegründet wurde die Fabrik im Jahre 1842 von dem Ingenieur der Wien - Raaber Bahn W. Günther, kam Ende der Fünfziger - Jahre in den Besitz der Österreichischen Kreditanstalt für Handel und Gewerbe,wurde 1861 von G. Sigl in Pacht genommen,später käuflich erworben und ist seit 1875 Aktiengesellschaft.In der ersten Periode unter Günther kamen 310 Locomotiven zur Ablieferung ,und zwar an die nördlichen,südlichen,südöstlichen und lombardisch-venzianischen Linien der K.k. Staatsbahn über den Semmering,die Kaiser-Ferdinands-Nordbahn,die galizische Karl-Ludwigs-Bahn und dieKaiserin-Elisabeth-Westbahn, die Südbahn-Gesellschaft, die Kaiser-Franz-Josefs-Orientbahn, die Theisbahn,die Mohacs-Fünfkirchner-Bahn die Budweis-Linz-Gmunder Bahnsowie auch die Locomotiven für den Bau der K.k. Militärakademie in Wiener -Neustadt usw...........................

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        Wyld's Map of Afghaunistan [Afghanistan], Caubul, the Punjab, Rajpootana, and the River Indus

      London: James Wyld [c.1842]. - Overall 657 x 77.5 cm. Folding map of Afghanistan and the surrounding regions, showing the extents from Kashgar (western China) in the north down to the Gulf of Kutch and Haridwar (north-east of Delhi) in the east to Bam (Iran) in the west, original colour in outline, dissected into 18 sections and mounted on linen, contemporary black morocco slipcase, gilt lettered direct to one spine. The margins trimmed close to the neatline cropping the imprint, occasional slight wear to section edges, an attractive example. First published in the early 1840s in response to the first Anglo-Afghan War, a later edition appeared on the outbreak of the second British war in the region in 1878. Although the imprint has been excised from this example, the appearance of the contemporary bespoke case indicates this is the earlier issue. Neither edition is especially common.

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        The Works. The text formed from an entirely new collation of the old editions: with the various readings, notes, a life of the poet, and a history of the early English stage by J. Payne Collier.

      London: Whittaker & Co., 1842–4 - 8 volumes, octavo (228 x 148 mm). Contemporary red morocco by Wiseman, raised bands to spines, compartments lettered in gilt with supralibros of Trinity College, Cambridge to 1st and 6th compartments, triple rule borders in blind to covers, supralibros of Trinity College, Cambridge in centre of covers, floral gilt roll to turn-ins, page markers all edges gilt. Spines toned, extremities rubbed, a few dark marks to covers, occasional foxing throughout, rear hinge of vol. 5. cracking, text block sound. An excellent set, attractively bound. First Collier edition of Shakespeare's works. Literary editor and notorious forger of literary material John Payne Collier (1789–1883) is best-known for his The History of English Dramatic Poetry to the Time of Shakespeare (1831). Although his most important work, it is flawed because "fabrications of historical evidence and documentary text are interspersed in an otherwise meticulous and original scholarly work". Despite this, "it served most Victorians as blameless authority and the principal guide to its subjects" (ODNB). Collier because director of the Shakespeare Society in 1840. Freeman A46.

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        Journals of the Rev. James Frederick Shon and Mr. Samuel Crowther,who, with the sanction of her Majesty's Government, accompanied the Expedition up the Niger, in 1841.

      1842 - First edition. Double-page map 8vo. Original cloth, rather worn spine headcap repaired, with a buckram drop-back box.xxii, 393, [1]ads.pp. London, Hatchard & Son., The original edition of this title is very scarce.These two journals provide an informative overview of the British Niger Expedition of 1851, led by William Allen. Due to the death of many of the members of the expedition it was generally acknowledged as a failure, and discredted missionary colonisation for years after. Crowther, an African, however, so impressed the authorities that he was invited back to England and duly ordained Bishop of the Niger in 1843. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        JOURNALS OF THE REV. JAMES FREDERICK SCHÖN AND MR. SAMUEL CROWTHER, Who With The Sanction of Her Majesty's Government, Accompanied the Expedition Up the Niger, in 1841, in Behalf of the Church Missionary Society

      London: Hatchard and Son, Piccadilly, 1842. First edition. Illustrated with a large folding map. 8vo, antique three-quarter calf over pebbled cloth, spine with raised bands, lettered in gilt. xxii, 393 pp. A bright, clean and very well preserved copy, the upper hinge cracked through, small loss of calf at the base of the spine. RARE FIRST EDITION. "In the year 1841 an Expedition , consisting of three Steamers of the Royal Navy, was sent up the Niger by Her Majesty's Government." An intriguing work of early African travel presented in the form of two journals. Samuel Crowther became the first African bishop in the Anglican Church. The ordeal of his captivity by Moslem slave-traders and liberation by the Royal Navy is narrated here in an appendix. Schön was a German missionary and linguist who was active in Sierra Leone. After his participation in the Niger expedition he was awarded an honorary doctorate from Oxford University.

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        Sancti Joannis Chrysostomi Opera Omnia : accurante J. P. Migne. Castigata ad manuscriptos codices gallicos vaticanos anglicanos germanicos etc (in nove volumi)

      In Vico dicto Montrouge, 1842. 9 volumi di circa 500 pagine l'uno. Segni del tempo minimi.

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        Letters and Notes on the Manners, Customs, and Condition of the North American Indians. By Geo. Catlin. Written During Eight Years' Travel Amongst the Wildest Tribes of Indians in North America. In 1832, 33, 34, 35, 36, 37, 38, and 39.

      Published by the Author, at the Egyptian Hall, Piccadilly, London 1842 - with 400 illustrations, carefulljy revised from his original paintings. Second Edition, Two Volumes. Large Octavo. viii, 264pp. viii, 266pp. [end paper spotting] maps [one folding] and complete set of illustrations. Fine Contemporary Binding, half black leather over marbled boards, spine raised bands- gilt compartments- red leather gilt titles, marbled end-papers with Book-plate, marbled foredges. [George Catlin (1796-1872) was considered one of the most influential Artists and Anthropologists of the 19th century when it came to the American Indian. After many years of painting portraits of the in Washington, he set out to pursue his real interest, visited forty-eight Indian Tribes on his tour of the West, and executed some 600 paintings. The engravings in this work were taken from his original paintings, and were supervised by Catlin himself. The text and illustrations portray many aspects of Indian life, including buffalo hunting, rituals and village life] A FINE SET.

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        Wilson's English Presbyterian Chapels & Are Unitarians Christians; Hadfield's Lancashire Independent College; Brougham's Letters on Law Reform; Evans's Letter to James Graham; Talfourd's Queen v. Moxon; Sheppard's Missions; Grove's Physical Science.

      London: 1839 1843 1841 1844 1842 - 8 pamphlets bound in one volume. 8vo (8 1/4 x 5 1/4 inches). 19th Century striking half purple calf, marbled boards, spine extravagantly & unusually gilt with crimson lettering piece. The volume contains:WILSON, JOSHUA. English Presbyterian Chapels proved to have been Orthodox Foundations, appropriated to Trinitarian Worship.pages: iv:36. London: Jackson & Walford, 1844. Inscribed and signed by the author on title.HADFIELD, GEORGE. An Address intended to have been delivered on the occasion of laying the Foundation Stone of the Lancashire Independent College at Withington, near Manchester on the 23rd September, 1840. pages: iv:78. London: Hamilton Adams, 1841. (The address intended for the laying of the Sttone was not accomplished due to the collapse of a platform during the ceremony and the consequent injury of many of those attending).BROUGHAM, LORD. Letters on Law Reform to the Right Hon. Sir J. R. G. Graham. 87-pages. London: James Ridgway, 1843.EVANS, JAMES COOK. Letter to Sir James Graham.on the Education Clauses of the Factory Bill.Seventh Thousand. 12-pages. London: Ward & Co. 1843.TALFOURD, THOMAS NOON. Speech for the Defendant, in the prosecution of The Queen v. Moxon, for the Publication of Shelley's Works. Delivered in the Court of Queen's Bench, June 23, 1841, and revised by T.N. Talfourd, Sergeant at Law. 58-pages. London: Edward Moxon, 1841. (inscription from the author's wife on upper margin of the half-title partly trimmed by the binder).SHEPPARD, JOHN. A Lecture on Christian Missions to the Heathen delivered at the request of the.Baptist Missionary Society. 47-pages, with the half-title. London: Jackson & Walford, 1843.WILSON, JOSHUA. Are Unitarians Christians? The Judgement of Baxter and the English Presbyterian Fathers and Founders. pages: (2):52. London: Ball, Arnold, 1839. Inscription from the author at head of title partly trimmed by the binder.GROVE, WILLIAM ROBERT. A Lecture on the Progress of Physical Science since the opening of the London Institution. Delivered on Wednesday, the 19th of January, 1842. Title vignette of the Institution. pages: iv:5-46. Printed by Order of the Managers [Not Published], 1842. [Attributes: Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

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        Deux diplômes de sociétés savantes drômoises.

      - 2 Pièces en parties imprimées, signées. 31 x 43 cm 1842 quelques rousseurs Rares diplômes de deux sociétés savantes drômoises, décernés à Pierre Simon Lambert (Combovin 1805/1891), maire de sa commune natale durant 26 ans. 1. Diplôme de la Société de Statistique, des Arts Utiles et des Sciences Naturelles du département de la Drôme, signé par le président Quinson-Bonnet (pharmacien, numismate et naturaliste à Valence), et le secrétaire Ernest de Payan-Dumoulin. Il est joint une lettre d'envoi signée de Payen-Dumoulin. 2. Joli diplôme de la Société Départementale d'Agriculture de la Drôme, signé par le secrétaire (Dupré de Loire) et le président. Avocat et naturaliste à Valence, secrétaire de la Société de Statistique, des Arts Utiles et des Sciences Naturelles de la Drôme. [Attributes: Signed Copy]

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        RECHERCHES SUR LA PRIORITÉ DE LA DÉCOUVERTE DES PAYS SITUÉS SUR LA COTE OCCIDENTALE D’AFRIQUE,

      - Au-dela du Cap Bojador, et sur les progrès de la science géographique, après les navigations des Portugais, au XVe Siècle; Par Le Vicomte de Santarem, De l’ Académie royale des sciences de Lisbonne, correspondente de l’ Institut de France, et des Sociétés géographiques de Londres et de Paris, etc. Accompagnées d’un Atlas composé de Mappemondes et de cartes pour la plupart inédites, dressées depuis le XIe jusqu’au XVIIe Siècle. A la Librairie Orientale de Ve Dondey-Dupré. Paris. 1842. De 21,5x14 cm. com [iv], cxiv, 335 págs. Encadernação da época com lombada em pele, com nervos e ferros a ouro. Tradução elaborada pelo Visconde de Santarém da obra publicada em 1841 por ordem do governo Português, destinada a contrariar as falsas alegações que os portugueses não teriam sido os primeiros a dobrar o cabo Bojador. Segundo Inocêncio foi feita uma tiragem de 1000 exemplares, mas o atlas mencionado na folha de rosto foi publicado numa tiragem de apenas 300 exemplares, sendo por isso muito raros os conjuntos completos, por isso este exemplar não tem o Atlas. Esta obra inclui no entanto a lista de todos os mapas que constam do Atlas e um minuciosa análise de cada um deles. O 2º Visconde de Santarém (Lisboa 1791-Paris 17-01-1756) é um dos maiores eruditos e historiadores de Portugal, tendo tido também importante participação nas questões políticas, como partidário de D. Miguel. Tem um lugar marcante como estudioso dos descobrimentos e da cartografia portuguesa. Inocêncio V, 436. Location/localizacao: M-5-B-8 [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        A BRIEF HISTORICAL, STATISTICAL AND DESCRIPTIVE REVIEW OF EAST TENNESSEE, UNITED STATES OF AMERICA, DEVELOPING ITS IMMENSE AGRICULTURAL, MINING, AND MANUFACTURING ADVANTAGES, WITH REMARKS TO EMIGRANTS...

      London, 1842. xii,71pp. plus large folding map. Original cloth, printed label on front board. Cloth slightly worn, spine and top edge sunned, boards detaching. Later small bookplate on front pastedown. Light tanning, occasional faint foxing throughout, slightly heavier to plate. A good copy in original condition. In a three-quarter calf clamshell box. "The author claims to have resided some years in the valley of east Tennessee...includes numerous statistics, lists the types of occupations that would insure ready employment, gives advice to prospective emigrants" - Clark. It appears that the book was issued to promote the sale of 179 farms in East Tennessee by the East Tennessee Land Company. The large scale map shows the valley of the Tennessee and Holston rivers, with a projected "Branch Railroad to Knoxville" running up the valley. Sanders paid $650 for the Streeter copy in 1967. HOWES S605, "aa." STREETER SALE 1671. CLARK III:239. SABIN 82755.

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        Sugli Obelischi Torlonia nella villa Nomentana. Ragionamento storico critico

      Salviucci, Roma 1842 - Legatura d origine in mz. pelle con angoli, ricchi fregi oro al ds. e piccolo stemma dei Torlonia impresso in oro al centro dei piatti. Ottime condizioni generali. Il nostro esemplare è molto fresco, privo delle consuete fioriture, solo con una lieve increspatura della prima carta numerata, alcune scritte a matita sul retro di qualche tavola e minimi segni al margine della grande tavola, dovuti alle sue stesse dimensioni. Opera assai interessante in cui si descrive, con l ausilio di una bella iconografia, la storia integrale degli obelischi: dalla cava di Baveno alla traversata sul lago Maggiore, dal lavoro dello scultore a Milano alla costruzione di un apposita nave per il trasporto da Venezia a Fiumicino fino al loro innalzamento, non trascurando -ovviamente- il significato delle incisioni in stile egizio. 4to (cm. 29), 4 cc.nn., 84 pp. con 18 tavv. f.t. di cui 4 rip. (tra queste la grande veduta - 55 cm. di larghezza - della piazza Torlonia raffigurante l innalzamento dell obelisco davanti ad una gran folla di spettatori). [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        The Royal Rake, and The Adventures of Alfred Chesterton

      London: Printed for Private Circulation Only: Chapman and Elcoate, 1842. First edition. 15 wood engraved plates. Printed in double columns. [4], 273, [1] pp. 1 vols. 4to. Original green patterned cloth, slightly rubbed and with minor foxing, at least Very good. First edition. 15 wood engraved plates. Printed in double columns. [4], 273, [1] pp. 1 vols. 4to. Very scarce privately printed satirical romance about King George IV and his excessive lifestyle. Previously published in the Sunday Times. Block p. 195; Not in Martin

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        New Zealand Its Advantages and Prospects as a British Colony with a Full Account of the Land Claims Sales of Crown Lands Aborigines Etc

      T. & W. Bone, London 1842 - xii, 366pp, 5 B/W lithographic plates, missing folding map. Foxing, heavy in places, cover rubbed, wear to spine & corners [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Scènes de la vie privée et publique des animaux. 2 vols.

      J. Hetzel éditeur, Paris 1842. 4°, 386,(8), 390,(7) pp., profusely illustrated with 201 full page wood-engraved plates and 119 text vignettes by Grandville, contemporary grey buckram. 1. printing

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        Autograph Letter from Joseph May, a Black Missionary in Freetown, Sierra Leone. 1842

      Very Good. Three pages (of four in a bifolium) Autograph Letter Signed dated 8th May 1842 from the Wesleyan Mission House in Freetown, Sierra Leone to Mrs. M. Denham Tailor in London. The fourth page is an address leaf with remnants of a wax seal and postal stamp. Old folds from mailing have been neatly reinforced with older glassine which seems stable, small chips at one of the folds affecting a couple of words, toning at folds, but easily readable and about very good. Approximately 1500 words.May recounts in detail his voyage from Gravesend, Kent to Sierra Leone and Gambia in company of other missionaries on the Brig Charlotte Whyte. He recounts an unusually arduous journey that included the near death of one of the missionaries, and reports on gales, snow, and lightning, on being becalmed for 16 days in the Bay of Biscay, where they were "Compelled to listen to the awful grumbling of the greedy sea which roared with great agitation and furiously rolling to an immense height... ." He reports that a fair wind eventually blew their way and that "... we came in sight of Madeira and Canarys Islands and on the 20th I am very happy to set my feet once more on the shores of Africa, the land of my nativity in St. Mary's on the Gambia and safely landed to my home in Sierra Leone... ." May reports they are all recovered and "...in health and strength preaching Christ the Lord to my African brethren." After his account of preaching in the outlying towns and villages, May notes "...now I have taken my station in Charles Street, Freetown and taken charge of Bathurst Street School, nearly three hundred boys. What I am intended to do at present is to open a Sabbath School in this Town which is probably more than ten thousand inhabitants who are Chiefly Liberated Africans... ." He concludes by encouraging her to send books and hymnals for the Sunday School.Joseph Boston May was born in 1817 in the Yoruba-speaking area of what is now Nigeria. His father, Loncola, was a diviner-priest dedicated to the Yoruba god of divination. He named his son Ifacayeh in honor of that deity. At the age of eight May was captured, with most of his family by Ojo Amepo, a renegade Muslim Yoruba chief, and sold into domestic slavery. A year later he was sold by his owner to be transported overseas into slavery. He was confined to a Brazilan ship and branded. However the slave ship was intercepted by a British warship and he was disembarked in the British West African colony at Freetown, Sierra Leone, where he was registered and renamed as "Joseph, a Liberated African Male." He became the ward of a British missionary couple, the Bostons, and became known as "Joseph Boston." When he was later baptized into Methodist Christianity, he was given an additional surname, "May," in honor of John May, a white British missionary who had labored there shortly before. He underwent 18 months of missionary training in London before returning to Sierra Leone on the voyage described here, where he spent the rest of his life on missionary and educational work. His son, Joseph Claudius May also became a prominent missionary and the first principal of the Wesleyan Boys High School in Freetown.An interesting letter describing a pivotal period in the life of a freed slave-turned-missionary.

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        The Ladies' Companion. A Monthly Magazine Embracing Every Department of Literature. Volumes XVIII (18) November 1842 - April 1843 and XIX (19) May 1843 - October 1843

      New York: William W. Snowden, 1842-1843. Hardcover. Very Good. Hardcover. Includes the first printing of all three parts of Edgar Allan Poe's short story, "The Mystery of Marie Roget", which is based on the actual murder of Mary Cecilia Rogers. (November 1842, pages 15-20; December 1842, pages 93-99; and February 1843, pages 162-167.) Both volumes are bound together in three-quarter brown leather boards with marbled paper covered boards and gilt title to spine. Rubbing to covers, wear to edges of boards, and marking "WB" in orange to front cover. Spine is slightly rolled. With 36 of the 37 full page steel engravings including several fashion plates (lacks embroidery plate from Volume 18). Offsetting from several plates and spots of foxing throughout, but clean and bright overall. Volume 18 is 308 pages; Volume 19 is 307 pages. PER/010417.

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        Naturforscher und Geograph (1769-1859). Eigenh. Brief mit U. ("Al Humbold") mit eigenh. Adresse und Siegel.

      Potsdam, ohne Dat. [nach dem 1. VII. 1842]. - 8°. ½ S. auf Doppelblatt An Emilie Seifert, geb. Thiede (geb. am 4. IV. 1801); Frau von Humboldts Kammerdiener Johann Seifert: "Lassen Sie Sich, liebe Mad. [Madam] Seifert, durch Professor B u s c h m a n n [Eduard Buschmann, Mitarbeiter von Humboldt] mein dikkes griechisches Lexikon in einem Bande von Mr Alexandre [Charles Alexandre: Dictionnaire Grec-Francais] geben, u[nd] schikken Sie es hie her // Al Humboldt // P[otsdam] Donnerstag". [Auf der Außenseite ist die Anschrift:] "An Madam Seifert // im Hause des G[eheimen] R[ats] v. Humboldt Oranienburger Str n. 67". - // - Humboldt hat öfter Briefe aus Potsdam mit Anweisungen an seinen Diener bzw. dessen Ehefrau geschrieben. Er braucht hier sein Griechisch-Lexikon von C. Alexandre (Paris 1830), damit er neben seinen Pflichten als Kammerherr des Königs wissenschaftlich arbeiten kann. - Humboldt wohnte erst ab dem 1. 7. 1842 in der Oranienburger Str. 67. - // - Der Bibliothekar Sprachwissenschaftler und Verfasser des "Kosmos-Registers" Eduard Buschmann (1805-1880), hilft dabei. - DABEI: Eingehende, wissenschaftliche Beschreibung der Hintergründe unseres Briefes durch Dr. Ingo Schwarz von der Alexander-von-Humboldt-Forschungsstelle / Berlin-Brandenburgische Akademie der Wissenschaften. 4°. 1 S. - Leicht knittrig und etwas braunfleckig, kleiner Einriss an der Faltkante fachmännisch (fast unsichtbar, mit Archiv-Reparaturband) hinterlegt, sonst gut. Sprache: Deutsch Gewicht in Gramm: 550 [Attributes: Signed Copy]

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        Graham's Lady's and Gentleman's Magazine Volume XX (20) January - June, 1842 and XXI (21) July - December 1842

      Philadelphia: George R. Graham, 1842. Hardcover. Very Good. Hardcover. Includes the first printing of Poe's "The Mask of the Red Death," on pages 257-259 and "Life in Death" on pages 200-201 (later renamed "The Oval Portrait"), as well as Poe's "An Appendix of Autographs" on page 45 and "A Few Words About Brainard" on page 119-121. Also contains a reprint of Poe's "To One Departed" on page 137 and considerable criticisms and reviews. Both volumes are bound together in three-quarter reddish-brown leather with brown textured cloth boards and gilt title to spine. Cracking to leather on spine, wear to hinges and corners, and red "WB" lettering to front board. Marbled endpapers. Repair to interior hinges. A few internal splits to binding. Foxing and light dampstaining to margins of some pages, but clean overall. Volume 21 lacks one plate (Playful Pets), but is extra illustrated with three fashion plates that weren't called for on the table of contents page. Volume 20 has 356 pages; Volume 21 has 344 pages. PER/010418.

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        Signed Photo 1894

      English composer (1842-1900), well-known for his light opera works in collaboration with W.S. Gilbert. Signed photo mounted on double mat, dated in 1894, size is 3.75 x 5.25 inches (window opening), total mat size is 8.75 x 10.5 inches, ready to frame. Photo is missing a small piece on the upper right corner (see scan), otherwise in excellent condition.

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