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         Mémorial de Sainte-Hélène.

      Paris: Ernest Bourdin 1842 - 2 volume set, 10.5 inches tall. A beautiful set bound in full cat's paw calf by Charles Lewis, one of the finest London binders of the period. With gilt raised bands, twin labels and wonderful gilt tooling to the panels. Gilt dentelles and all edges. Illustrated throughout with engraved vignettes throughout by Charlet. Armorial bookplate. In the original French. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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         MEMORIAL DE SAINTE-HELENE Par le Comte de LAS CASES Suivi de: NAPOLEON DANS L’EXIL de MM. Les docteurs O’MEARA ET ANTOMMARCHI Et de: L’HISTORIQUE DE LA TRANSLATION DES RESTES MORTELS DE L’EMPEREUR NAPOLEON AUX INVALIDES. Complet en 2 Volumes RELIES DOS CUIR EO 1842 ILLUSTRE par CHARLET

      Bourdin 1842 - MEMORIAL DE SAINTE-HELENE Par le Comte de LAS CASES Illustré par CHARLET Suivi de: NAPOLEON DANS L’EXIL de MM. Les docteurs O’MEARA ET ANTOMMARCHI Et de: L’HISTORIQUE DE LA TRANSLATION DES RESTES MORTELS DE L’EMPEREUR NAPOLEON AUX INVALIDES EDITIONS ERNEST BOURDIN, 1842 COMPLET EN 2 VOLUMES GRAND FORMAT IN-4° 18 CM X 26 CM RELIES, 828 PAGES + 935 PAGES ILLUSTRE DE + DE 800 DESSINS DE CHARLET ET DE 27 PLANCHES H-T. SUR PAPIER DE CHINE GRAVEES SUR ACIER + 1 CARTE DE L’ILE DE SAINTE-HELENE + 1 PLAN DE LONGWOOD H-T. + FRONTISPICES « Après tout, ils auront beau retrancher, supprimer, mutiler, il leur sera bien difficile de me faire disparaître tout à fait. Les faits parlent, ils brillent comme le soleil. J’ai refermé le gouffre anarchique et débrouillé le chaos. J’ai déssouillé la Révolution, ennobli les peuples et raffermi les rois. J’ai excité toutes les émulations, récompensé tous les mérites, et reculé les limites de la gloire ! Tout cela est bien quelque chose ! Et puis sur quoi pourrait-on m’attaquer, qu’un historien ne puisse me défendre ? Serai-ce mes intentions ? Mais il est en fonds pour m’absoudre. Mon despotisme ? Mais il démontrera que la dictature était de toute nécessité. Dira-t-on que j’ai gêné la liberté ? Mais il prouvera que la licence, l’anarchie, les grands désordres, étaient encore au seuil de la porte. M’accusera-t-on d’avoir trop aimé la guerre ? Mais il montrera que j’ai toujours été attaqué; d’avoir voulu la monarchie universelle ? Mais il fera voir qu’elle ne fut que l’œuvre fortuite des circonstances, que ce furent nos ennemis eux-mêmes qui m’y conduisirent pas à pas. Enfin sera-ce mon ambition ! Ah ! Sans doute, il m’en trouvera, et beaucoup, mais de la plus grande et de la plus haute qui ne fût peut-être jamais ! Celle d’établir, de consacrer enfin l’empire de la raison et le plein exercice, l’entière jouissance de toutes les facultés humaines ! Et ici l’historien peut-être se trouvera réduit à devoir regretter qu’une telle ambition n’ait pas été accomplie, satisfaite ! Mon cher, a dit l’Empereur, en bien peu de mots, voilà pourtant toute mon histoire ». NAPOLEON à LAS CASES, Sainte-Hélène, Mercredi 1er Mai 1816. EDITION RELIEE DU « MEMORIAL », MAGNIFIQUEMENT ILLUSTREE PAR CHARLET PARUE A L’EPOQUE DU « RETOUR DES CENDRES » DE L'EMPEREUR DE SAINTE-HELENE AUX INVALIDES SOUS LA MONARCHIE DE JUILLET ET QUI PARTICIPA GRANDEMENT A EXALTER LA LEGENDE IMPERIALE AUPRES D’UN LARGE PUBLIC PATRIOTE. AUGMENTE DES CELEBRES MEMOIRES DES DOCTEURS BARRY O MEARA ET ANTOMMARCHI, LES MEDECINS DE NAPOLEON A SAINTE-HELENE. SUPERBE EDITION ORIGINALE RELIEE DU « MEMORIAL », MAGNIFIQUEMENT ILLUSTREE PAR CHARLET PARUE A L’EPOQUE DU « RETOUR DES CENDRES » QUI PARTICIPA A EXALTER LA LEGENDE IMPERIALE AUPRES D’UN LARGE PUBLIC PATRIOTE. CE LIVRE AINSI ILLUSTRE CONTRIBUA AUSSI LARGEMENT A AVIVER LES IDEES BONAPARTISTES DANS L’OPINION ET PREPARA L’AVENEMENT DU SECOND EMPIRE UNE DIZAINE D’ANNEES PLUS TARD. reliure DOS CUIR, fleurons, titres, tomaison et filets dorés. TEXTE ENCADRE D’UN DOUBLE FILET NOIR SUPERBE PIECE DE COLLECTION NAPOLEONIENNE, TRES PRISEE ET RECHERCHEE : EDITION ORIGINALE de 1842, COMPLETE EN 2 VOLUMES GRAND FORMAT, ILLUSTREE par CHARLET. LE PRIX EST POUR LES 2 VOLUMES, en BON ETAT, hormis ROUSSEURS du temps POSSIBILITE DE REGLEMENT EN PLUSIEURS FOIS SANS FRAIS : ME CONSULTER PRIX EN L'ETAT [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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         Graham's Lady's and Gentleman's Magazine [sammelband] with The Mask of the Red Death]

      Philadelphia, Vol. XX, January to June: George R. Graham, 1842. Large Octavo. Sammelband of three magazines illustrated with a couple hand-colored and several black & white engravings and one pattern. Graham's Magazine (as noted above); The New Mirror- June 17, 1843, Aug. 26, 1843, July 6, 1844 and Aug. 12, 1843. and extracts from The Rover, nd. but one from Vol. I, No. VII and Volume III, No. 16, [A Weekly magazine edited by Seba Smith, New York, S.B. Dean & Co. 1844] Poe was employed over the years by several magazines in some editorial capacity. As an editor, and sometimes merely as a regular contributor. Poe wrote a great deal of material in the form of literary reviews such as Review of Rufus W. Griswold's The Poets and Poetry of America, Review of [William Gilmore Simms's] Beauchampe, or the Kentucky Tragedy. Review of Nathaniel Hawthorne's Twice-Told Tales and Review of C[harles]. F[enno] Hoffman's The Vigil of Faith, and Other Poems, all found on pages 298-300 and attributed to [Edgar A. Poe], Table of Contents (genre)and notices, miscellaneous essays, editorial filler and even plate articles. Poe's stories found in these magazines would be considered first appearances of his works. Contained here within are the following titles by Poe: An Appendix of Autographs; A Few Works About Brainard; Life in Death; The Mask of Red Death and To One Departed. Bound in 3/4 black morocco over patterned cloth, raised bands ruled in gilt, lettering gilt, wear to corners and edges, light scattered foxing or staining. This issue of Graham's was Poe's last as editor. All magazines were serialized and first issued in wraps. Owners would have them bound later. To find any of Poe's works in wraps are quite rare. A very nice copy.

      [Bookseller: Alcuin Books]
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         Carta esférica de la mitad meridional del Mar Adriatico hasta Otranto y Corfù y de la costas del Reino de Napoles y de lo Estados Romanos asta Civita-Vecchia e n el Mediterraneo...

      Carta geografica particolareggiata delle coste dell'Italia centrale e meridionale con evidenziate le cittadine litoranee. Costruida en la Direcion de Hidrografia y presentada a S.M. y à S.A. el regente del Reyno... Madrid, ano 1842. Restauro da strappo al lato destro che entra per alcuni centimetri nella parte incisa

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         GALERIE DES ARTISTES DRAMATIQUES DE PARIS. Quarante portraits en pied dessins d'apres nature par Al. Lacauchie, et accompagnes d'autant de portraits litteraires. Tome Premier [-Second]

      Marchant, Paris 1842 - Two volumes. Quarto. Half dark red morocco with marbled boards. Each volume consists of 3 preliminary leaves plus 40 full-page plates and 162 pp. of text, for a total of 80 fine lithographic portraits of dancers, singers and actors in role portraits, finely-printed on china paper and laid down.Heavily extra-illustrated: 70 of the 80 plates are accompanied by an autograph letter or document in the hand of the subject of the print. Biographical essays, each 4-6 pp., on each subject:20 singers: Deburau, Duprez, Fargueil, Aine, Levasseur, Rubini, Persiani, Prevost, Damoreau, Lafont, Lablache, Grisi, Tamburini, Klein (singer and actor), Stolz, Thillon, Chollet, Roger, Mario, and Dorus-Gras.6 dancers: Perrot, Elssler, Taglioni, Thillon, Leroux, and Grisi.54 actors: Rachel, Plessy, Mme. Melingue, Achard, Doze, Odry, Lepeintre Jeune, Dupont, Boutin, Flore, Georges, Joanny, Albert, Vertpre, Monrose, Bocage, Firmin, Saint-Ernest, Mars, Menjaud, Sauvage, Bardou, Beauvallet, Alcide-Tousez, Mme. Volnys, Ferville, Mr. Volnys, Guillemin, Gauthier, Arnal, Clarisse, Chilly, Moessard, Brunet, Albert, Provost, Brohan, Anais, Vernet, Desmousseaux, Dorval, Regnier, Mante, Julienne, Lepeintre Aine, Dejazet, Numa, Samson, Sainville, Ligier, Colon Leplus, Raucourt, Bouffe, and Lemaitre. Bindings very slightly worn, rubbed and bumped. Some foxing to text and margins of mounts, not affecting prints; some additional browning to Volume II; several minor paper repairs. Bookplate with initials "A.H." engraved by E. Valton, 1880, to front pastedown of each volume. In very good condition overall. A third volume was planned, and at least 18 plates appeared, but the volume was never completed.A significant contribution to the iconography of the period, offering important evidence of contemporary performers and theatrical costume. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: J & J LUBRANO MUSIC ANTIQUARIANS LLC]
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         Autograph Notes Signed

      Arthur Sullivan (1842-1900), English composer, and William S. Gilbert (1836-1911), English librettist, were partners in the creation of 14 highly popular comic operas between 1871 and 1896. Group of two autograph notes signed, one from each artist, in English. Sullivan´s is one page, glued to a slightly larger album page that is 4.8 x 7 inches, while Gilbert´s is on two attached pages, signed on verso, 4.4 x 7 inches, both in excellent condition. Sold together only - not sold separately.

      [Bookseller: Tamino Autographs]
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         Descrizione istorica teorica e pratica dell'ottalmia purolenta osservata dal 1835 al 1839 nell'ospedale militare di Pietroburgo. Con tavole colorate e prese dalla natura dal barone Pietro Florio ... Tradotta in italiano dal dottor Emmanuele Cangiano ...

      Dalla Tipografia del Filiatre-Sabezio - Napoli, 1842. ITALIANO 0,25 Volume intonso della prima metà del XIX secolo in stato discreto, coperta in carta, delicata cornice tipografica su piatti, vari segni del tempo, fioritura sparsa, tagli appena bruniti con barbe, pagine in buono stato. Su occhiello dedica omaggio del traduttore. In fondo al volume V tavole con illustrazioni a colori, fuori testo. Presenta lettera dedicatoria. USATO

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         Autograph letter signed ("W. A. Mozart").

      [Vienna], 10. V. 1842. - 8vo. 1 p. on bifolium with integral address leaf. On stationery with blue floral border. To the actress Luise Neumann (1818-1905, after 1857 Countess Schönfeld), living on the 4th floor of the Palqualati house on Mölkerbastei, where Beethoven had lodged various times between 1804 and 1815: "Mein liebenswürdiges Fräulein! Indem ich Ihnen den freundlichsten guten Morgen wünsche, überschicke ich Ihre Partitur, und die gewünschte arrangirte Stimme; ich werde Morgen pünktlich erscheinen (um 2 Uhr) [.]" ("My dear Miss! Wishing you the best of mornings, I send you your score and the arrangement with the voice, as you requested. I will appear tomorrow at 2 p.m. punctually"). - The composer and piano virtuoso (Franz Xaver) Wolfgang Mozart was the youngest son of his famous father. As a child he was instructed by J. N. Hummel, A. Salieri and J. G. Albrechtsberger. After a long professional sojourn in Lemberg he returned to Vienna in 1838, there spending the final two years of his life instructing the pianist Ernst Pauer (1826-1905). - Slight corner defect to address leaf (not touching text); with a rough sketch of a house underneath the address.

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat INLIBRIS Gilhofer Nfg. GmbH]
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         Sketches in Afghaunistan

      London Graves 1842 - First edition. Large folio 57x 46.5cm. approx., title-page vignette and 25 lithographs all hand coloured and mounted on card as issued, complete with list of plates printed in blue, a fine fresh copy, original dark red half morocco portfolio, morocco lettering piece to upper cover, an excellent example. The rare deluxe issue with the illustrations printed on fine paper and mounted on card. One of the classic illustrated books on Afghanistan. The plates include fine views of Kabul, Ghuznee, Kwettah, etc. and the work provides a valuable pictorial record of what was then an unexplored country Accomplished in literature and art, both a scholar and a popular writer, James Atkinson (1780-1852) was a pioneer of oriental research. He had originally studied medicine and it was in this capacity that in 1838 he was appointed superintending surgeon to the army of the Indus, and accompanied it on its march to Kabul. Fortunately for him, he was relieved shortly after the surrender of Dost Mohammad, and, returning to Bengal in 1841, escaped the fate which awaited the army of occupation. Abbey Travel 508; Colas 173; Lipperheide 1493; Tooley 73. [Attributes: First Edition]

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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. First edition. Double-page map 8vo. Fine modern morocco, spine gilt. xxii, 393, [1]ads.pp. London, Hatchard & Son.,

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         Report to Her Majesty's Principal Secretary of State... from the Poor Law Commissioners, on an Inquiry into the Sanitary Condition of the Labouring Population of Great Britain

      London: Printed By W. Clowes and Sons, 1842. Book measures 8 1/2 x 5 1/2 inches. Collation, xxx,[2],457pp, 2 folding maps, 20 plates, 4 text illustrations, complete as listed. Bound in original publishers brown cloth, with gilt title lettering. Cloth rubbed, with loss on head and tail of spine, both hinge joints split, boards loose but holding. Internally, short closed tear and browing to maps, pages and plates in good clean condition. A nice clean copy, in a worn binding. . 8vo.

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         Un hiver a Majorque

      Hippolyte Souverain, Parigi 1842 - 2 volumi in-8 (220 x 130 mm). pp. (5), VI-XVII, (1 bianca), 11-315, (4, di cui 2 bianche); pp. (4), 279, (3, di indici), (16, di catalogo). Con 1 grande tavola incisa in legno a fondo nero e delicatamente colorata alla mano 3 volte ripiegata, inserta dopo il frontespizio del primo tomo (questa tavola, di raffinato gusto liberty ante-litteram, colorata dalla stessa Sand, era forse destinata ad essere esposta presso i librai per promuovere l'opera). Essa comunque non si trova in nessun esemplare noto ed è sconosciuta sia al Carteret che al Vicaire. Opera in eccezionale stato conservativo, "tel que parue", in barbe, brossure editoriali a stampa, cofanetto contenitivo. Occhietti presenti. Timbretto al piatto del secondo tomo della "Libreria Turati" (che all'epoca svolgeva la propria attività presso il Teatro della Scala di Milano). Prima edizione in volume, molto rara, che occupa i tomi XXVI e XXVII delle opere complete pubblicate da Bonnaire. L'opera è la narrazione molto critica di un soggiorno che l'autrice fece a Maiorca nel biennio 1839-1839 con il suo compagno di quei tempi, Frédéric Chopin, all'epoca già gravemente malato. Senza dubbio irritata per le condizioni materiali di questo viaggio "George Sand y montre une grande incompréhension de Majorque. Ce récit exprime ainsi sa nette intolérance envers les insulaires, comme le relèveront par la suite de nombreux commentateurs, tels que Jules Percher" (Journal des débats, 11 juin 1988). Bibliografia: Carteret XIXe s., II, p. 310. Vicaire, VII, 305. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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         Narrative of a Yacht Voyage in the Mediterranean during the years 1840-41.

      London: John Murray, 1842 - 2 volumes octavo (188 × 117 mm). Contemporary dark green half morocco, blue-green morocco-grained cloth, title gilt direct to the spine in elegant arabesqued foliate panels, edges sprinkled red, marbled endpapers. Lightly rubbed, the spines a touch sunned, pale browning, slightly shaken with one plate loose and a couple of plates just starting, overall very good. Lithographic frontispiece to each and 24 other similar plates in all, half-titles retained. First and only edition, uncommon. "The author sailed from Portsmouth in the 217-ton schooner Dolphin R.Y.S. September 1840. Their yacht carried a captain, mate, carpenter, ten sailors, a cook, cook's mate, and steward, and a maid and servant. Volume I describes the outward voyage to Constantinople via Lisbon, Seville, Barcelona, Palma, Naples, Messina, Syracuse, and a number of Aegean ports. The return voyage, described in volume II, included visits to the Gulf of Smyrna, Ephesus, Samo, Athens, Mycenae, a number of Greek islands, Zante, Corfu. Malta, Gibraltar and Lisbon Dolphin reached Spithead in November, 1841" (Toy). Elizabeth Mary, née Leveson-Gore, second daughter of the first duke of Sutherland, was "a celebrated beauty" (ODNB), whose marriage to Richard, the second Marquess of Westminster "sealed the connections between the Grosvenors and the 'whig cousinhood'." One of the earliest accounts of a yacht cruise, it was extremely well-received by the Quarterly Review where it was remarked that the narrative " requires no assistance from her title to give it interest. It is simply a sensible, healthy, and well-written work, utterly free from all affectations, and especially from that which apes humility, and betraying the woman of rank chiefly in the total absence of all attempt to display it. None indeed can open these volumes without feeling that they are conversing with a high-bred, independent-spirited woman – too proud to condescend to be vain – who, having read well, and thought well, and been surrounded from infancy with society of the highest intellect, and objects of the finest art, becomes instructive without any pretension to teach, and interesting, though giving only the simple narrative of her everyday life." Also of note was the fact that "from the long habit of a sea life, her ladyship had evidently familiarised herself with the anatomy of a vessel and technicalities of nautical phraseology. Instead, therefore, of mincing the matter with feminine paraphrases, she simply makes use of the terms employed around her," her account reading like that of "an experienced sailor" (QR, LXXVI, June, 1845). Much enhanced by the excellent plates, largely worked up from the author's own sketches, which certainly merit her inclusion in Robinson's chapter "In Search of the Picturesque". Contemporary gift inscription, "Jane Seymour, the gift of her dear Mother, Jany. 1843" to the half-title of volume I. Not in Abbey; Atabey 532; Blackmer 758; Robinson, Wayward Women, p. 123; Toy 1002 [Attributes: First Edition]

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         Original 1842 Signed Manuscript Architectural Plan for Bridgewater House, Catherine Wheel Yard, Little St. James’s Street, Cleveland Row in City of Westminster, Central London by Sir Charles Barry, the Architect of the Palace of Westminster, Houses of Parliament and the Clock Tower of Big Ben

      Unpublished Manuscript 1842 - This is a very attractive original Manuscript Architectural plan by the famous English Architect Sir Charles Barry done in 1842 for improvements to the Stables and widening of the roads of Catherine Wheel Yard, and Little St. James's Street in The City of Westminster, central London, also shows the proposed site for "Bridgewater House" being built for Lord Egerton, and properties that were going to be demolished to accommodate new roads around "Bridgewater House". Also shown on the plan are parts of Saint James's Palace, Stafford House, The Stable Yard, Lord Durham's House, Spencer House, the home of Earl Spencer, the site of the new proposed Stabling for Stafford House, the Site of the Conservative Club, Russell Mews, part of Saint James's Street, the end of Pall Mall, Cleveland Row, Cleveland Square, the edge of Green Park, signed and dated 1842 by Sir Charles Barry along the bottom edge. Sir Charles Barry FRS RA (23 May 1795 - 12 May 1860) was an English architect, best known for his role in the rebuilding of the Palace of Westminster (also known as the Houses of Parliament) and the famous Clock Tower housing Big Ben. the plan measures 28 inches by 20 inches approx., some creasing along top plain margin, and some dustiness to left hand edge, a few other minor marks and creases, else in nice general condition. A rare opportunity to acquire an original manuscript Architectural plan by Sir Charles Barry Size: Elephant Folio - over 15" - 23" tall [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy]

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         Colour as a Means of Art, Being an Adaptation of the Experience of Professors to the Practice of Amateurs

      London, 1842. Skillful manuscript copy of English painter Frank Howard's popular introduction to color theory, first published in 1838, with original watercolors after the lithographed plates of the printed book. The son of artist Henry Howard, a member of the Royal Academy, Frank Howard followed in the family tradition, exhibiting paintings on allegorical and historical subjects. He also lectured and published extensively on art. In this work, Howard offers a historical survey of the use of color in painting, introducing principles derived from the work of Titian, Rubens and Turner, among others. In the context of this manuscript, produced by Henry Tupman, an otherwise unknown art student, the watercolor illustrations do more than simply mimic the lithographs in Howard's printed work: they serve as direct performances of the principles at hand. Howard writes: "Turner has controverted the old doctrine of a balance of colors, by shewing that a picture may be made up of delicately graduated blues and white, supported by pale cool green, and enlivened by a point of rich brownish crimson." Tupman illustrates this passage with a watercolor that recreates the exact composition described, turning Howard's text into an art-historical activity book. A fine illuminated manuscript that sheds light on the practical work of English art education (and imitation) in the nineteenth century. Octavo measuring 8 x 5 inches, modern three-quarter brown sheep over pink and blue marbled boards, raised bands, red spine label, spine lettered and double ruled in gilt. 94 pages of Tupman's manuscript copy of Howard's text, penned in an exceptionally neat and clear hand. Original watercolor frontispiece and 17 original watercolors by Tupman tipped in. Illuminated initials "HT" drawn in blue and red ink on third fly leaf. Some offsetting from watercolors.

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         The Operatives' Magazine

      Lowell: Printed for the Association, by Wm. Schouler, 1842. First Edition. Hardcover. Fair. 8vo. iv, 128pp., 145pp-192pp. Three quarter leather binding with brownish marbled paper covered boards. Spine is perished. Boards and leather are very worn. Front end sheet removed. Text starting to separate into two sections midway through book. Light toning and scattered foxing to contents. The Operatives' Magazine includes numbers 1-8 (April-November, 1842) and numbers 10-12 (January-March 1842). Issue 10, December 1841, is missing. Bound in after the March issue of Operatives Magazine are five issues of "The Union Missionary Herald" January-May 1842. These issues are illustrated with one plate and a few sketches. The months of April and March are not bound in order. The Union Missionary Herald was an anti-Slavery publication.

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         Analecta: Or, Materials for a History of Remarkable Providences Complete Set in Four Volumes

      Printed for the Maitland Club, 1842 - Mostly relating to Scotch Minsters and Christians. Four volumes in the original half leather bindings. Gilt titles and raised bands to the spine, gilt borders within compartments. Minor wear to the spine and corners, some marking and discolouration to the boards buts still in good condition overall. Marbled endpapers. Contents in excellent clean bright condition. Volume 3 with just a little foxing, volume 4 with some slight marking to the margins to the first and last few pages. Bindings tight. A scarce set. Vol 1 xxxv + 375pp. Vol 2 393pp. Vol 3 524pp. Vol 4 367pp. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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         Scènes De La Vie Privée et Publique Des Animaux (2 Volumes)

      J.Hetzel et Paulin, Paris 1842 - belle 1ere édition de cette étude des moeurs contemporaines (1842) Superbes dessins de Grandville et de ses animaux ,caricaturants la politique et les personnalités de l'époque."La meilleure satire des moeurs françaises." dos cuir à 5 nerfs et coins. plats marbrés, tranche supérieure dorée. volume 1 : 386pp + table des matières et classement des dessins. volume 2 : 390pp + table des matières et classement des dessins.( je souligne que le livre est en très bon état.) Size: Grand In-8 [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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         Sämmtliche Werke.

      Berlin, Reimer, 1840-1842. - 33 Bände in 17 Bänden. Kl.-8°. Mit einem gestochenen Porträt. Pappbände der Zeit mit Rückenschildern, (etwas berieben, Kapitale und Ecken bestossen). Zweite Gesamtausgabe. - Goedecke V, 466, 38. - Papierbedingt etwas stockfleckig und gebräunt. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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         Poems on Slavery; Ballads; Voices of the Night [Three Volumes in One]

      John Owen. Hardcover. Cambridge, 1842. 12mo, contemporary quarter leather, 31 + 132 + 143 pp. First, second, and sixth editions, respectively. Three early titles on the John Owen imprint, including the scarce and important first edition of Poems on Slavery (BAL 12068). An attractive copy with fine contents and some external cracking to front hinge. "Longfellow?s career as a writer moved forward with the publication in 1839 of Hyperion, a prose romance that enjoyed a success not wholly comprehensible today; European travelers long used it as a kind of guidebook. More permanently significant was his first collection of lyrics, Voices of the Night (1839). Two years later Ballads and Other Poems brought the first revelation of his gifts as a storyteller. In 1842, on his way home from a water cure in Germany, he wrote Poems on Slavery, his most important contribution to the abolitionist movement." - ANB. Please contact us for additional pictures or information. . Very Good. 1842. First Edition.

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         Storia della Badia di Monte Cassino

      Filippo Cirelli, NAPOLI 1842 - ITALIANO Tomo I-II di opera in nove libri, legatura a mezza pergamena con rivestimento in pelle nera ai piatti, titoli in fregio al dorso, coperta in buone condizioni generali, alle pagine fioriture sparse, edizione illustrata ed arricchita di note e documenti, numerose tavole illustrate intratesto, note a piè di pagina, ai frontespizi diverse marche tipografiche figurate con veduta della Badia, eleborate capilettera a grande dimensioni ed imponente testatina, al tomo I bellssima effigie sacra al verso dell'anteporta, litografie firmate da F. Molino

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         Missionary Labours and Scenes in Southern Africa

      [with] Three ALS.First edition, "third thousand". Folding map, coloured frontispiece by G. Baxter, title vignette & six other engraved plates. 8vo. Original black cloth, blindstamped, some foxing to plates. xvi, 624pp. London, John Snow,

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         Napoléon en Égypte Waterloo et le Fils de l’Homme.

      Paris: Ernest Bourdin. 1842 - Full calf, 10.5 inches tall. Superb cat's paw calf bound by Clarke & Bedford, one of the best firms of binders in London with gilt raised bands and splendid floral gilt tooling to the panels. Gilt dentelles and all edges gilt. Engraved vignettes and full page plates throughout. Armorial bookplate. In the original French. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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         Voyage Pittoresque et Archeologique en Russie, par le Havre, Hambourg, Lubeck, Saint-Pétersbourg, Moscou, Nijni-Nowgorod, Yaroslaw et Kasan.

      Ernest Bourdin Paris n.d.c.? 1842 - Folio (59 x 41.7 cm), tinted lithographed title-page and 100 lithographed plates; without letterpress title and list of plates, light waterstain in upper margin, occasional spotting, 3 plates with smaller margins. Contemporary brown calf over marbled boards, spine in compartments richly gilt; corners bumped, lower spine slightly chipped. The rarest and most desirable production of Prince Demidoff, with Durand's beautiful plates of Moscow and St. Petersburg. The rich industrialist Count Anatoliy Nikolaevich Demidov, Prince of San Donato (1813-70) became a famous Russian art collector who assembled at his Villa di San Donato a large collection of Dutch, Flemish and Romantic masterpieces, as well as an impressive library. Before his short and stormy marriage to Princess Mathilde-Létizia Bonaparte, he financed two scientific and artistic expeditions in Russia: the first in 1837-38 in Southern Russia and the second in 1839 in Northern Europe and European Russia. Although the account of the first one is significantly more common, the views published in the present second album are the most famous, since they included beautiful lithographs of the largest Russian towns and their celebrated places, such as the Winter Palace and the Alexandrine column in St. Petersburg, the banks of the Volga in Nizhniy-Novgorod, the Kremlins of Kasan and Moscow. Not in Blackmer or Atabey. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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         The Artist, September, 1842-January, 1843 [And:] Graham's Lady's and Gentleman's Magazine. Volume XX: February, April, May, June, 1842; Volume XXI: July, October, November, December, 1842

      New York; Philadelphia: Mr. Quarré; George R. Graham, 1842. 1 vols. 8vo. Bound in 3/4 contemporary black morocco and marbled boards. Van Wyck bookplate. Corners rubbed, some foxing, else very good plus. 1 vols. 8vo. FIRST PRINTING OF THE MASK OF RED DEATH. Contains the First Printings of Poe's "Life After Death" (April, 1842, pp. 200-201), "The Mask of the Red Death. A Fantasy" (May, 1842, pp. 257-59), and "The Poetry of Rufus Davies" (October, 1842, pp. 205-209); and numerous reviews by Poe of new works, including Hawthorne's "Twice Told Tales". Heartman & Canny, p. 207-208

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         The Encyclopaedia Britannica or Dictionary of Arts, Sciences, and General Literature. Seventh Edition, With Preliminary Dissertations on the History of the Sciences, and other Extensive Improvements and Additions; Including the Late Supplement, A General Index, and Numerous Engravings.

      Edinburgh: Adam and Charles Black,, Edinburgh 1842 - In 21 vols. Seventh Edtion. Full brown cloth with gilt title on spine. All edges marbled. Marbled endpapers. Front & rear cover sl.sunned & stained. Covers sl.peeled of some vols. Its spine sl.sunned & rubbed. Upper & lower part of spine sl.torn of some vols. All edges sl.sunned. Partly spotted on plates of each vols. [Vol.I]: Lower part of spine sl.torn. [Vol.II]: Joint of front cover sl.cracked. [Vol.III]: Parafine paper fromt of Plate XLIII sl.chipped. [Vol.V]: Upper part of spine splited. [Vol.VI]: Half title page sl.torn. Margin of 73-76pp. sl.chipped. [Vol.VII]: Parafine paper front of Plate CLXXXVII torn. [Vol.VIII]: Front cover started. Margin of 183-190pp. stained & chipped. 680-684pp.sl.stained & wrinkled. [Vol.XII]: Margin of P.11 sl.torn. [Vol.XVI]: Upper part of spine sl.chipped. [Vol.XVI]: Blue pencil stained on P.195. [Vol.XVIII]: Front cover sl.started. Partly spotted on rear cover. Joint of front cover cracked. 28.8x22.5cm. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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         Le Chevalier d'Harmental [The Conspirators]

      Paris: Dumont, 1842. First Edition. 1/2 calf. Very good. 4 vols. 1st edition. Reed's bibliography (A Bibliography of Alexandre Dumas Père, 1933, 1974) lists Dumont's 1843 Paris imprint of this title as the 1st edition, so he didn't have, or see, or hear about this one dated 1842 (Munro's bibliography gets the date right, but he whimsically scrambles the authorized Paris and pirated Brussels editions). A rare book. ABPC records no sales at auction in 40 years. OCLC lists only 2 sets in libraries world wide (Indiana and Yale), and a half set, vols. I and II only (at The Bibliothèque Nationale in Paris), and even if that misses one or 2 buried somewhere in the backwoods, it's nearly a chimera. Contemporary 1/2 speckled roan, rubs to paper sides, very good, unrepaired, nice margins, complete with half-titles, ads, and contents. A noble copy, ex-a German Prince with his armorial stamp to each title page. Le Chevalier d'Harmental unleashed Dumaspalooza, the first of his towering and best selling historical romances (romans d'or), and his first novel researched by Maquet (you can talk about the miracle, but you never talk about the angel). Here is a 4 year wedge of the history that led to it, your trail of breadcrumbs. In 1838 Dumas serialized, and then published as a book, his first novel, Le Capitaine Paul, to temperate notice. For 3 years he pressed on, sharpened his skills, perfected his craft, surmised the intricacies of historical romance, and intuited the preferences of his audience, then unified all 4 into a new ritual of high art, exploding on the scene with this ingenuity, the first coupling of an historical novel with a cloak and dagger thriller. It's set (1718), in the midst of The Cellamare Conspiracy, a critical pivot in Europe's saga, following the 1715 death of King Louis XIV and the French throne's passing to his 5 year old great-grandson, King Louis XV. It's more sinister, sophisticated, and malicious, than any historical novel that preceded it, and it's grimmer and grittier than most of those that followed. The regent, the Duc d'Orléans, and the regency council, led by the Duc d'Maine, quarreled, plotted, and tried to murder each other in factions. The Spanish ambassador, Cellamare, got involved, and forged a seditious intrigue, but lost his gamble to play one clique against the other and install the Spanish King as the new regent. "The history of ideas is the history of the grudges of solitary men." -Cioran Le Chevalier d'Harmental is an unquestionably weighty book in the chronicles of literature, no less than the modern historical romance's genotype, an evolved descendant of ideas first conceived, explored, formulated, and executed by others, but Dumas leaves none of them undeveloped. He interrogates their assumptions more deeply, and traces their implications more exhaustively. Where (earlier) others insisted in general terms, he undertakes a famously comprehensive, exacting and sustained reconnaissance, investigation, deconstruction and reconstruction, of the subject. Where others had cautiously compared, he expounds a bold, amplified, highly matured conception of writing as a science, a systematically self-reflexive mode of engaging the reader and knowing the world. Between 1842 and 1854 Dumas wrote historical novels, that stand time's test, better then anyone. His leggiest dozen or so are mammoth classics, integrating adventure and romance into roller coaster rides that, to this day, yank readers on quivering lifts to the zenith of reading, and the 1st Paris editions of almost all his grand titles are impossibly rare. Whoa, hold it, you say. If this book is so important and so rare, why is it that these outliers in the wilderness of California have it for sale? Specifically, it's just a brief aberration in an inefficient rare book market unsuited to put an accurate value on a 1st edition so infrequently encountered, that it has no comps. And generally, it's that antiquarian bookselling is ill fitted to grasp the shifting vagaries of refined appreciations that prompt evolving tastes (Book Code).

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         The Spirit of Judaism [In Hebrew:] Shma Israel

      C. Sherman, 1 Monroe Place, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 1842 - First work written by a Jewish woman published in America. Author's presentation copy to her mother. In fine condition save for remains of paste-down on upper board. Inscription on slip pasted down to front free blank reads: My mother. From the Author. 9 March 1842. The printed dedication to Aguilar's mother reads, TO HER Whose Precepts and Example Originally Inspired the Sentiments Contained in the Following Pages, The Tender Guardian of my Infancy, The Sole Instructress of My Youth, The Faithful Friend of Riper Years, to MY BELOVED MOTHER, This Volume is Most Gratefully and Affectionately Inscribed. (This imprinted on the dedication leaf). XII, 255 pages. Contemporary three quarter morocco gilt, raised bands, gitl decorated panesl, marbled boards. First edition. In fine condition save for remains of a paste-down on upper boards. At head of title: [Shema Yisrael]. Grace Aguilar was an English novelist descended from Portugese Marranos. She was an advocate of reform and a foe, despite her close association with Christians, of the conversionists. Plagued with health problems, she died at 31, before her talent could fully mature. Miss Aguilar in the late 1830's sent the manuscript of The Spirit of Judaism across the Atlantic to Isaac Leeser, asking him to edit it, but this original manuscript was never received. She then rewrote it from her notes and re-sent it. Leeser made his notes and had it published in the United States, due to the difficulties of communication in that era, without her ever seeing his emendations before the work appeared in print. Isaac Leeser was the champion of American Orthodoxy during this period, and founded the Jewish Publication Society of America. He was responsible for the publication of many important works. Rosenbach 488. Singerman 0767. "A defense of Faith "peculiarly calculated to win and arrest [our females] attention by elegant imagery and truly delicate portraiture." An outgrowth of a particularly 19th century partnership in the form of Leeser and Aguilar, two Jewishly conscientious, literary and unmarried individuals residing in two opposing Hemispheres. The first of some dozen publications by Aguilar in America. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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         Le Chevalier d'Harmental [The Conspirators]

      Dumont, Paris 1842 - 4 vols. 1st edition. Reed's bibliography (A Bibliography of Alexandre Dumas Père, 1933, 1974) lists Dumont's 1843 Paris imprint of this title as the 1st edition, so he didn't have, or see, or hear about this one dated 1842 (Munro's bibliography gets the date right, but he whimsically scrambles the authorized Paris and pirated Brussels editions). A rare book. ABPC records no sales at auction in 40 years. OCLC lists only 2 sets in libraries world wide (Indiana and Yale), and a half set, vols. I and II only (at The Bibliothèque Nationale in Paris), and even if that misses one or 2 buried somewhere in the backwoods, it's nearly a chimera. Contemporary 1/2 speckled roan, rubs to paper sides, very good, unrepaired, nice margins, complete with half-titles, ads, and contents. A noble copy, ex-a German Prince with his armorial stamp to each title page. Le Chevalier d'Harmental unleashed Dumaspalooza, the first of his towering and best selling historical romances (romans d'or), and his first novel researched by Maquet (you can talk about the miracle, but you never talk about the angel). Here is a 4 year wedge of the history that led to it, your trail of breadcrumbs. In 1838 Dumas serialized, and then published as a book, his first novel, Le Capitaine Paul, to temperate notice. For 3 years he pressed on, sharpened his skills, perfected his craft, surmised the intricacies of historical romance, and intuited the preferences of his audience, then unified all 4 into a new ritual of high art, exploding on the scene with this ingenuity, the first coupling of an historical novel with a cloak and dagger thriller. It's set (1718), in the midst of The Cellamare Conspiracy, a critical pivot in Europe's saga, following the 1715 death of King Louis XIV and the French throne's passing to his 5 year old great-grandson, King Louis XV. It's more sinister, sophisticated, and malicious, than any historical novel that preceded it, and it's grimmer and grittier than most of those that followed. The regent, the Duc d'Orléans, and the regency council, led by the Duc d'Maine, quarreled, plotted, and tried to murder each other in factions. The Spanish ambassador, Cellamare, got involved, and forged a seditious intrigue, but lost his gamble to play one clique against the other and install the Spanish King as the new regent. "The history of ideas is the history of the grudges of solitary men." -Cioran Le Chevalier d'Harmental is an unquestionably weighty book in the chronicles of literature, no less than the modern historical romance's genotype, an evolved descendant of ideas first conceived, explored, formulated, and executed by others, but Dumas leaves none of them undeveloped. He interrogates their assumptions more deeply, and traces their implications more exhaustively. Where (earlier) others insisted in general terms, he undertakes a famously comprehensive, exacting and sustained reconnaissance, investigation, deconstruction and reconstruction, of the subject. Where others had cautiously compared, he expounds a bold, amplified, highly matured conception of writing as a science, a systematically self-reflexive mode of engaging the reader and knowing the world. Between 1842 and 1854 Dumas wrote historical novels, that stand time's test, better then anyone. His leggiest dozen or so are mammoth classics, integrating adventure and romance into roller coaster rides that, to this day, yank readers on quivering lifts to the zenith of reading, and the 1st Paris editions of almost all his grand titles are impossibly rare. Whoa, hold it, you say. If this book is so important and so rare, why is it that these outliers in the wilderness of California have it for sale? Specifically, it's just a brief aberration in an inefficient rare book market unsuited to put an accurate value on a 1st edition so infrequently encountered, that it has no comps. And generally, it's that antiquarian bookselling is ill fitted to grasp the shifting vagaries of refined appreciations that promp [Attributes: First Edition]

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         The Artist, September, 1842-January, 1843 [And:] Graham's Lady's and Gentleman's Magazine. Volume XX: February, April, May, June, 1842; Volume XXI: July, October, November, December, 1842

      Mr. Quarré; George R. Graham, New York; Philadelphia 1842 - 1 vols. 8vo. FIRST PRINTING OF THE MASK OF RED DEATH. Contains the First Printings of Poe's "Life After Death" (April, 1842, pp. 200-201), "The Mask of the Red Death. A Fantasy" (May, 1842, pp. 257-59), and "The Poetry of Rufus Davies" (October, 1842, pp. 205-209); and numerous reviews by Poe of new works, including Hawthorne's "Twice Told Tales". Heartman & Canny, p. 207-208 Bound in 3/4 contemporary black morocco and marbled boards. Van Wyck bookplate. Corners rubbed, some foxing, else very good plus [Attributes: First Edition]

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         Geological map of the State of New York by Legislative Authority. [First edition].

      the State of New York 1842 - New York, one sheet, dissected and mounted on linen, 39 by 36 inches, engraved by Sherman and Smith, New York, and printed by S.C. Clark, New York. ***CONTENT: Historically, this is a highly important map, as it is the earliest State-sponsored geologic map of New York. This map was separately issued to accompany the four volumes of the “Geology of New York”, the first N.Y. State geological survey. It represents the collaborative efforts of Ebenezer Emmons, James Hall, W.W. Mather, and Lardner Vanuxem, though Emmons had to accede to the wishes of Mather and Hall in eliminating any evidence of his “Taconic System”, in spite of its prominent inclusion in his Second District report of 1842. The base map was specially engraved by the State for use by the Survey. The map is geologically hand-colored and shows 19 stratigraphic divisions, systems or formations as well as four colored cross sections. It was issued flat, dissected on linen, or varnished and mounted on rollers. ***CONDITION: This is a VG copy, with bright coloration and a few areas of light browning to the paper (most apparent in the blank upper right corner) and toning to the linen joints. The joints are solid. The map edges are bordered by a narrow strip of the original, sewn-on green cloth, and the outermost panels are backed by the original marbled paper. This 1842 map is exceedingly rare; this is the only the second copy I have seen that is dissected and mounted on linen. No previous ownership indications. A handsome, sound copy of a noteworthy publication. Marcou and Marcou 239. Hazen 7749. Ward and Carozzi 745. Not in BMNH. International shipping will be extra for this map, but only at my cost. [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

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         STORIA DELLA BADIA DI MONTECASSINO. Divisa in libri nove, ed illustrata di note e documenti.

      Napoli, Stabil. Cirelli, 1842-1843. In-8 gr., 3 volumi., brossura, pp. (6),XIII,(3),428; (6),322; (6),384; con 3 deliziose vedutine litografate a ciasc. frontespizio; grande testata e pregevole iniziale ornata, all'inizio di ogni volume; varie riproduz. nel t. di sigilli e medaglie, e con 22 belle tavv. complessive f.t., incluse le antiporte. Tutta la parte illustrativa, disegnata da Francesco Molino, è litografata da G. Mariani, G. Riccio, lo stesso Molino, etc. Storia della Badia, sede principale dell'Ordine di S. Benedetto "dall'anno di sua fondazione fino ai giorni nostri". "Prima edizione". Cfr. Fera / Morlicchio "Regno di Napoli e delle Due Sicilie",II, p. 328-29: "Rarissima opera ottocentesca" - Lozzi,I,2900 (in Nota): "Opera pregevolissima e rara". Mancano 8 cc. (da p. 129 a 144) nel primo volume, qui riprodotte su carta antica, solo qualche lieve fioritura, altrimenti esemplare con barbe, ben conservato.

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         Le Chevalier d'Harmental [The Conspirators]

      Paris: Dumont, 1842. 4 vols. 1st edition. Reed's bibliography (A Bibliography of Alexandre Dumas Père, 1933, 1974) lists Dumont's 1843 Paris imprint of this title as the 1st edition, so he didn't have, or see, or hear about this one dated 1842 (Munro's bibliography gets the date right, but he whimsically scrambles the authorized Paris and pirated Brussels editions). A rare book. ABPC records no sales at auction in 40 years. OCLC lists only 2 sets in libraries world wide (Indiana and Yale), and a half set, vols. I and II only (at The Bibliothèque Nationale in Paris), and even if that misses one or 2 buried somewhere in the backwoods, it's nearly a chimera. Contemporary 1/2 speckled roan, rubs to paper sides, very good, unrepaired, nice margins, complete with half-titles, ads, and contents. A noble copy, ex-a German Prince with his armorial stamp to each title page. Le Chevalier d'Harmental unleashed Dumaspalooza, the first of his towering and best selling historical romances (romans d'or), and his first novel researched by Maquet (you can talk about the miracle, but you never talk about the angel). Here is a 4 year wedge of the history that led to it, your trail of breadcrumbs. In 1838 Dumas serialized, and then published as a book, his first novel, Le Capitaine Paul, to temperate notice. For 3 years he pressed on, sharpened his skills, perfected his craft, surmised the intricacies of historical romance, and intuited the preferences of his audience, then unified all 4 into a new ritual of high art, exploding on the scene with this ingenuity, the first coupling of an historical novel with a cloak and dagger thriller. It's set (1718), in the midst of The Cellamare Conspiracy, a critical pivot in Europe's saga, following the 1715 death of King Louis XIV and the French throne's passing to his 5 year old great-grandson, King Louis XV. It's more sinister, sophisticated, and malicious, than any historical novel that preceded it, and it's grimmer and grittier than most of those that followed. The regent, the Duc d'Orléans, and the regency council, led by the Duc d'Maine, quarreled, plotted, and tried to murder each other in factions. The Spanish ambassador, Cellamare, got involved, and forged a seditious intrigue, but lost his gamble to play one clique against the other and install the Spanish King as the new regent. "The history of ideas is the history of the grudges of solitary men." -Cioran Le Chevalier d'Harmental is an unquestionably weighty book in the chronicles of literature, no less than the modern historical romance's genotype, an evolved descendant of ideas first conceived, explored, formulated, and executed by others, but Dumas leaves none of them undeveloped. He interrogates their assumptions more deeply, and traces their implications more exhaustively. Where (earlier) others insisted in general terms, he undertakes a famously comprehensive, exacting and sustained reconnaissance, investigation, deconstruction and reconstruction, of the subject. Where others had cautiously compared, he expounds a bold, amplified, highly matured conception of writing as a science, a systematically self-reflexive mode of engaging the reader and knowing the world. Between 1842 and 1854 Dumas wrote historical novels, that stand time's test, better then anyone. His leggiest dozen or so are mammoth classics, integrating adventure and romance into roller coaster rides that, to this day, yank readers on quivering lifts to the zenith of reading, and the 1st Paris editions of almost all his grand titles are impossibly rare. Whoa, hold it, you say. If this book is so important and so rare, why is it that these outliers in the wilderness of California have it for sale? Specifically, it's just a brief aberration in an inefficient rare book market unsuited to put an accurate value on a 1st edition so infrequently encountered, that it has no comps. And generally, it's that antiquarian bookselling is ill fitted to grasp the shifting vagaries of refined appreciations that prompt evolving tastes (Book Code). Very good.

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         POEMS, CHIEFLY OF EARLY AND LATER YEARS; INCLUDING THE BORDERERS, A TRAGEDY

      Edward Moxon, London 1842 - Original brown cloth with a leaf of ads at the end followed by an additional collective title page and half-title page, allowing the book to form the seventh and final volume of the 1836-7 edition of Wordsworth's POETICAL WORKS. Wordsworth's last collection of new work, and somewhat scarce. This is a Presentation copy INSCRIBED by the poet on the front pastedown: "Herbert Hill/from/the Author/April 1842." Herbert Hill married Robert Southey's daughter, Bertha, in 1839 and was a neighbor of Wordsworth's living with his wife in John Fleming's cottage in Rydal. Hill served as tutor for Matthew Arnold. Both Hill and Wordsworth attended Southey's funeral in March 1843 after which Wordsworth was selected to replace Southey as England's Poet Laureate. Rebacked some time ago with nearly all of the original spine but for the tips retained. An engraved portrait of the author is laid down on the verso of the front free endpaper. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

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         1842 Manuscript Plan Central London

      This is a very attractive original Manuscript Architectural plan by the famous English Architect Sir Charles Barry done in 1842 for improvements to the Stables and widening of the roads of Catherine Wheel Yard, and Little St. James's Street in The City of Westminster, central London, also shows the proposed site for "Bridgewater House" being built for Lord Egerton, and properties that were going to be demolished to accommodate new roads around "Bridgewater House". Also shown on the plan are parts of Saint James's Palace, Stafford House, The Stable Yard, Lord Durham's House, Spencer House, the home of Earl Spencer, the site of the new proposed Stabling for Stafford House, the Site of the Conservative Club, Russell Mews, part of Saint James's Street, the end of Pall Mall, Cleveland Row, Cleveland Square, the edge of Green Park, signed and dated 1842 by Sir Charles Barry along the bottom edge. Sir Charles Barry FRS RA (23 May 1795 - 12 May 1860) was an English architect, best known for his role in the rebuilding of the Palace of Westminster (also known as the Houses of Parliament) and the famous Clock Tower housing Big Ben. the plan measures 28 inches by 20 inches approx., some creasing along top plain margin, and some dustiness to left hand edge, a few other minor marks and creases, else in nice general condition. A rare opportunity to acquire an original manuscript Architectural plan by Sir Charles Barry

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         Canadian Scenery Illustrated From Drawings by W H Bartlett

      London: James S. Virtue, 1842. 1st Edition. Cloth. Good. BARTLETT, William Henry. 2 vols.: Vol. 1: [5], 128 p.Vol. II: [4], 116 p. 28.5 cm. Violet cloth binding with gold and blind impressing on boards and spine. Pictorial design on front board in gold. Fading and wear at spine and edges of the boards. Bindings repaired. Vol. I includes 54 black and white engravings and a map of the Upper and Lower Canadian territories. Vol. II contains 64 black and white engravings. Gold edges on paper. Text is clear and unmarked, except for some penciling on the lists of illustrations in each volume. Some foxing. William Henry Bartlett (1809-1854) apprenticed with architect and antiquarian John Britton and became known for his drawings and watercolours. This study of the Canadian landscape is the second book on which Bartlett and author Willis collaborated.

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         Canadian Scenery Illustrated. From Drawings by W. H. Bartlett

      James S. Virtue, London 1842 - 2 vols.: Vol. 1: [5], 128 p.Vol. II: [4], 116 p. 28.5 cm. Violet cloth binding with gold and blind impressing on boards and spine. Pictorial design on front board in gold. Fading and wear at spine and edges of the boards. Bindings repaired. Vol. I includes 54 black and white engravings and a map of the Upper and Lower Canadian territories. Vol. II contains 64 black and white engravings. Gold edges on paper. Text is clear and unmarked, except for some penciling on the lists of illustrations in each volume. Some foxing. William Henry Bartlett (1809-1854) apprenticed with architect and antiquarian John Britton and became known for his drawings and watercolours. This study of the Canadian landscape is the second book on which Bartlett and author Willis collaborated. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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         Scènes de la vie privée et publique des animaux

      - Chez Hetzel et Paulin, A Paris 1842, 18x26,5cm, 386pp. et 390pp., 2 volumes reliés. - Prima edizione, splendidamente illustrato con 201 figure inserto e 120 vignette di Grandville. Leganti metà epoca dolore nero. Torna con false nervi decorati con scatole fredde. I titoli e numeri di volume dorati. piatti di carta nera mortificato. un leggero attrito. Tutti i pochi punti molto fresco, dotato di una buona carta bianca, nonostante sparse pallido. Bellissimo esemplare, sobri e di qualità. Non c'è bisogno di introdurre questa famosa satira pubblicazione della società contemporanea parigina del Secondo Impero, la cui azienda è dovuta a Hetzel, che sotto lo pseudonimo Stahl ha firmato numerosi testi e commissionato testi alle piume famosi tempo: Balzac, Musset, sabbia, il BEDOLLIERE ... l'ultimo capitolo racconta la prigionia di vari autori che si può vedere in diverse piante luoghi giardino. Una delle grandi opere di fantasia di Grandville, pieno di verve e fantasia. - [FRENCH VERSION FOLLOWS] Edition originale, admirablement illustrée de 201 figures hors-texte et de 120 vignettes par Grandville.  Reliures en demi chagrin noir d'époque. Dos à faux nerfs orné de caissons à froid. Titres et tomaisons dorés. Plats de papier chagriné noir. Légers frottements. Ensemble très frais, doué d'un papier bien blanc, malgré quelques rares pâles rousseurs éparses. Bel exemplaire, sobre et de qualité. On ne présente plus cette publication célèbre, satire de la société contemporaine parisienne du Second empire, dont l'entreprise est due à Hetzel, qui sous le pseudonyme de Stahl a signé plusieurs textes et a commandé des textes aux plumes les plus célèbres de l'époque : Balzac, Musset, Sand, La Bedollière... Le dernier chapitre raconte l'emprisonnement des différents écrivains que l'on peut voir dans différents emplacements au Jardin des plantes. Une des grandes oeuvres d'imagination de Grandville, pleine de verve et de fantaisie.  

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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 1842 - First edition. 8vo., xxii, [ii], 393 pp., 1 page ads at end, double-page map (light offsetting), contemporary half calf gilt, morocco label, marbled boards, lightly rubbed, an excellent example. Crowther (circa 1807-1891), a Yoruba born in Nigeria, was captured by Moslem slavers before being freed by the Royal Navy. "In 1841 Crowther was employed as interpreter for the ill-fated Niger expedition, which attempted to establish a model farm at Lokojo, at the confluence of the Niger and Benue, to demonstrate the benefits of 'Christianity, commerce and civilization'. There he formed a friendship with the German scholar J. F. Schön, with whom he wrote the account of the expedition published in 1843. The deaths of so many Europeans in the expedition appear to have convinced Crowther that Christianity could only be established in tropical Africa by Africans" (ODNB). [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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         PLAYS, AND FUGITIVE PIECES, IN VERSE.

      - [Two volumes in one, the second volume titled OUR FIRST LIEUTENANT AND FUGITIVE PIECES IN PROSE]. Pp. [vi]+272(last blank)+[vi]+[273]-434+[2](errata, verso blank); later brown morocco, the spine ruled in gilt around raised bands, with gilt lettered dark brown morocco author & title labels, the boards a trifle marked; uncut; marbled endpapers; a couple of leaves partly unopened, a few others carelessly opened, causing small edge chips or tears, a little marginal silverfishing, scattered foxing and occasional slight soiling; S. A. Tegg, Hobart Town, Van Diemen's Land, 1842. First edition. F. 3369; Serle, p. 32; Miller & Macartney, p. 91. *'The \i third volume of verse published in Tasmania and the\i first volume of plays in verse published in Australia' [Ferguson]. David Burn (1798-1875) arrived in Tasmania in 1826. In 1845, he moved to Sydney, and in 1847 he migrated to New Zealand. According to the ADB, he also wrote 'the first Australian drama to be performed on the stage: \i The \i Bushrangers , a three-act play which has remained unpublished except for the epilogue. It was performed at the Caledonian Theatre, Edinburgh, on 8 and 10 September 1829'. This copy is inscribed by Burn on the blank preliminary leaf to: 'Thomas Barker Esquire/with the compliments and/Best Regards of/the Author/ Sydney 31st Oct. 1844'. The recipient was perhaps the Thomas Barker who arrived in Sydney in 1813 as an apprentice engineer, and became a wealthy and successful businessman and landowner. Barker promoted the expansion of railways in the colony, was a trustee of the Savings Bank of New South Wales for almost 40 years, and was a member of the Legislative Council from 1853 to 1856). [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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         Le Maître-d’Hôtel français. Traité des menus à servir à Paris, à Saint-Pétersbourg, à Londres et à Vienne, par Antonin Carême, auteur du Pâtissier Royal Parisien, - du Pâtissier Pittiresque, du Cuisinier Royal Parisien et de l'Art de la Cuisine Française au XIXe siècle.

      Au dépôt principal, Renouard, Mansut, Tresse, Maison, Dauvin et Fontaine, Dentu, W. Jeffs,, A Paris, A Londres, 1842 - 1ff, XI, 352pp; 2ff, 282pp. Ouvrage peu courant et recherché, bien complet en 2 tomes. Exemplaire orné de : pour le Tome 1 : frontispice, titre frontispice, 12 menus dépliants et 2 planches dépliantes; pour le Tome 2 : 12 menus dépliants et 5 planches dépliantes. Au total : 24 Menus, 9 planches (sur 10, une planche est donc manquante). Deuxième édition, revue, corrigée et augmentée. Ex-dono de Lucien Rapieault, Cuisinier Chef. CAREME (Marie-Antoine) (1783-1833) est un célèbre cuisinier. Tour à tour chef de bouche de Talleyrand, de George IV d'Angleterre, de l'empereur de Russie, du prince de Wurttemberg, du marquis de Londonderry, de la princesse Bagration, de M. de Rothschild, il acquit une notoriété européenne surtout en cuisinant pour les congrès d'Aix-la-Chapelle, de Vienne et de Laibach. Il est le premier codificateur d'une cuisine française d'un luxe inouï et sera appelé "roi des cuisiniers et cuisinier des rois" car il mit son talent au service des grands du monde. Il équilibrera les saveurs et réduira les sauces à l'Espagnole, à la Béchamel et au velouté afin qu'elles servent de bases à une multitude d'autres sauces ou potages. Son style engendrera une école culinaire basée sur le visuel. Livres Quelques traces de frottements, une claire et saine mouillure court le long des 2 tomes, quelques petites déchirures sans manque sur certains menus ou planches, sinon bel et rare exemplaire. Reliure de l'époque en demi-chagrin sapin, dos à 4 nerfs orné de fers et pointillés dorés, tranches mouchetées. [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        Poems.

      By Alfred Tennyson. In two volumes. London: Edward Moxon, Dover Street, 1842. 2 Vols., f'cap 8vo; half-title in each volume; integral advertisement leaf at end of volume one; pp.[viii]+233+[i (bibliographical note)]+[ii]; [viii]+231+[i (note)]; contemporary light brown boards, paper spine label. Rebacked, the backstrips and slightly rubbed and dusty labels laid on; corners of boards a little worn; unobtrusive repair to gutter margin of one end-paper; neat ownership inscription dated June 1842 on each front end-paper; otherwise a nice copy. Uncommon in original boards, most copies having been rebound. The collection which first brought Tennyson general recognition as the leading poet of his age, including a selection of poems from the volumes of 1830 and 1833, for the most part so heavily pruned and corrected as to seem almost rewritten, together with a large number of new poems, among the latter being 'Morte d'Arthur', 'Locksley Hall', 'Dora', 'The Talking Oak', 'The Two Voices', 'Break, break, break', and 'The Vision of Sin'. Wise, 12; Thomson, 13; Ashley Library, pp.111-2. Eight hundred copies were printed. All books listed by Robert Temple are first editions unless otherwise stated.

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