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        Incidents of Travel In Central America, Chiapas, and Yucatan

      John Murray, [London], 1842. 8 1/2 x 5 1/4 inches, half calf with marbled boards and endpapers, Two volumes, New edition, with folding map in volume one and numerous engravings after drawings by Frederick Catherwood.

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        Le jardin des plantes. Description complète, historique et pittoresque du museum d'histoire naturelle, de la ménagerie, des serres, des galeries de minéralogie et d'anatomie et de la vallée Suisse.

      - L. Curmer, Paris 1842, Fort Grd. in-8 (18x26cm), (6) XXIV, 416pp. et 664pp., 2 volumes reliés. - edizione Leganti metà epoca dolore verde. Torna con false nervi scatole ornate, ruote nervi. Doppia rete inquadratura sui piatti. bordi dorati. scintillante guardie bianche. Tracce di attrito sul piatto e sui bordi. Un graffio sul bordo inferiore del volume 1 0,5cm. immacolata carta, molto camice bianco, con qualche rara macchie. Alcune tavole più ingiallita. Bella copia in buone condizioni. - [FRENCH VERSION FOLLOWS] Edition originale abondamment illustrée de 186 planches d'animaux (oiseaux, reptiles, poissons, insectes crustacés, coraux...) dont 33 très finement coloriées à la main. Ces planches en couleurs sont en effet d'un raffinement exquis, aux couleurs profondes et éclatantes. On distingue également de nombreux portraits sur acier en médaillon. Un plan dépliant du jardin des plantes et 2 planches sur double page sur acier. Les planches sur acier ont été finement exécutées. Très nombreuses figures sur bois in-texte montrant des animaux. En outre, le livre bénéficie d'un traitement romantique typique, avec grandes compositions sur bois pour les pages de titres et de parties, ornements, etc.  Reliures en demi chagrin vert d'époque. Dos à faux nerfs à caissons richement ornés, roulettes sur les nerfs. Double filet d'encadrement sur les plats. Tranches dorées. Gardes blanches moirées. Traces de frottements sur les plats et sur les bordures. Un accroc sur la bordure inférieure du tome 1 sur 0,5cm. Papier immaculé, bien blanc dans l'ensemble, avec quelques rares rousseurs. Quelques planches plus jaunis.  Très bel exemplaire en bonne condition. Curmer s'était spécialisé dans l'édition de luxe, et on sait qu'il se ruina dans la commande des meilleures gravures en Angleterre, du papier utilisé, et qu'il fit rapidement faillite. Hetzel en racheta le fond. Le jardin des plantes constitue une superbe publication qui allie l'intérêt du sujet et de la découverte à la réalisation parfaite d'un livre d'exception.

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        Gesamtansicht von den Dünen aus gesehen.

      - getönte Lithographie v. Carl Beer n. Hermann Mevius b. Charles Fuchs in Hamburg, um 1842, 24,5 x 34,5 Hermann Mevius war Marine- u. Landschaftsmaler 1820 - Breslau - 1864. - Karl Friedr. Emil Beer war Zeichner und Lithograph aus Frankurt a.M., seit 1842 in Hamburg, wanderte nach Brooklyn aus, wo er starb. Lieferte u.a. in Steindruck ein Heft von Blättern "Hamburger Brandtrümmer, eine Erinnerung an die St. Petrikirche"; die ersten Blätter vom Berendsohns Album "Hamburgische Kostüme" u.a. Hamburgensien. [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        L'AFGHANISTAN OU DESCRIPTION GEOGRAPHIQUE DU PAYS THEATRE DE LA GUERRE Accompagnée de Détails sur les Tribus de ces Contrées, leurs Moeurs,leurs Usages, etc. etc. Avec une grande Carte.

      ARTHUS BERTRAND 1842 - - 1842, Paris, ARTHUS BERTRAND - In-huit, demi basane, bon exemplaire. - Garde, p. de fx titre avec Ex-libris de la Bibliothèque du Chateau de Livry monogrammé CB, p. de titre, 485 pages et Très Grande Carte de l'AFGHANISTAN propre mais avec déchirure et mauvaises pliures. Vaste panorama de la situation afghane au milieu du 19e Siècle propre à mieux comprendre la situation moderne. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Der isolirte Staat in Beziehung auf Landwirthschaft und Nationalökonomie. Erster Theil. Untersuchungen uber den Einfluss, den die Getreidepreise, der Reichthum des Bodens und die Abgaben auf den Ackerbau ausüben. Zweite vermehrte und verbesserte Auflage.

      Rostock, G. B. Leopold, 1842. - (Bound with:) Zweiter Theil, erste ['and'] zweite Abtheilung. Der naturgemässe Arbeitslohn und dessen Verhältniss zum Zinsfuss und zur Landrente. Ebd. 1850-63. (And with:) Dritter Theil. Grundsatze zur Bestimmung der Bodenrente [.]. Ebd. 1863. 4 parts in 1 volume. XV, 391 ,[1]; VI, [2], 285, [1]; XIV, [2], 444; VII,144 pp. With 3 folding tables, and 4 hand-coloured diagrams on 2 folding plates at end of first volume. Contemp. half calf, gilt back, marbled boards, a bit rubbed, edges of boards little worn. Very small old name stamp triple to title and once to half-title of first part. Usual mild foxing and browning but generally very good. 8vo. First complete edition, with the second revised edition of the first part and first editions of the following parts. Thunen's "Isolated state" is recognized as one of the greatest achievements of scientific economics in the nineteenth century, praised for its exposition of the basic principles of spatial economics, as well as for its application of rigorous mathematical methods to the theory of marginal productivity. The first part originally appeared in 1826 and the present second edition is the only edition revised by the author. Kress C.5974. Einaudi has the third edition of 1875 only. Theocharis p.113-119. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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

      Paris: Marchant, 1842. A significant contribution to the iconography of the period, offering important evidence of contemporary performers and theatrical costume.. Two volumes bound in one. Quarto. Full gilt-ruled dark green morocco with raised bands on spine in blindstamped compartments, titling gilt, inner dentelles gilt, dark green endpapers with doublure pattern. 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 to mounts. With biographical essays on each subject, including: Dancers Perrot, Elssler, Taglioni, Thillon, Leroux, and Grisi 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 Actors Rachel, M. Melingue, 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 The biographical articles are each 4 or 6 pages in length; the lithographs are quite finely-drawn. A third volume was planned, and at least 18 plates appeared, but the volume was never completed. Binding slightly worn, rubbed, and bumped. Minor wear; some foxing to mounts, heavier to some leaves; some leaves slightly loose including title to Book I; some signatures loose; some browning to Book II. Most plates to Book I with tissue guards. The illustrative plates are in very good condition overall, unfoxed.

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        Fasti militari ossia guerre dei popoli europei dal 1792 al 1815. Su documenti officiali dei comandanti supremi o subalterni negli eserciti delle diverse nazioni e sulle autorità storiche di Napoleone. Volume I e II.

      Firenze, Paolo Fumagalli Editore, 1842/1844, due volumi in-8vo grande rilegati in mezza pelle coeva con titoli e fregi dorati ai dorsi, pp. 396 + 400 con 73 tavole (a piena pagina o con due immagini ) nel primo volume e 75 tavole nel secondo, (alcune anche colorate a mano) fuori testo. Alcune bruniture. Non comune ed assai interessante la ricca iconografia napoleonica.

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        Poems.

      London: Edward Moxon,, 1842. Two volumes, octavo (162 x 95 mm). Contemporary half calf by M. Bell of Richmond, spines gilt-ruled in compartments with black morocco title label, marbled sides, red speckled edges. Bell has mistakenly transposed the volume numbers on the spines. Covers rubbed and scuffed, mild red mark to top of front board of volume two, rear joint of volume two just starting at the head, still a sound and internally clean set, very good condition overall. First edition of Tennyson's important early collection, containing the first appearance of "Ulysses". The publication was Tennyson's second with Edward Moxon (after Poems, 1833), containing original unpublished poetry written in the intervening decade, which was one of Tennyson's saddest and his most creative, following the sudden death of his dear friend Arthur Henry Hallam, in whose memory In Memoriam (1850) was written. "Ulysses" and "Morte d'Arthur", both appearing for the first time here, are "great poems prompted by the death of his Arthur... finding extraordinarily compelling correlatives, in ancient worlds, for his feelings personal and universal, ancient and modern" (ODNB). The first volume reprints selections from poems that had been previously published in Poems, Chiefly Lyrical (1830) and Poems (1833), many of them significantly revised. These include such classics as "The Lotos Eaters" and "The Lady of Shalott". Though the collection was much reprinted, the first edition is very scarce.

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        AUTOGRAPH LETTER concerning a demostration of Hypnotism SIGNED "DUNDONALD" by THOMAS COCHRANE, 10TH EARL OF DUNDONALD, addressed to DR. JOHN ELLIOTSON, who is recognized for his role in promoting Mesmerism and Phrenology and for the introduction of the stethoscope to the UK. TOGETHER with a RARE 1809 PORTRAIT OF LORD COCHRANE.

      Hanover Lodge, May 2, 1842. - Hanover Lodge, May 2, 1842., 1842. Very good. - Approximately 100 words penned on both sides of a 7-1/2 inch high by 4-1/2 inch wide sheet of creamy white paper. In his letter penned from his home, Hanover Lodge in London, Lord Cochrane writes Dr. John Elliotson to thank him for permitting his "attendance at your mansion, during a series of most interesting experiments, on the susceptibility of the human frame to certain influences produced on the mind.". Lord Cochrane is likely referring to experiments in mesmerism which Dr. Elliotson conducted at his home. He goes on to mention that "a young friend" has sent him "a couple of pamphlets, which he has presumed to write on the spleen and the thyroid body." He asks Elliotson to accept a copy "As I understand that his observations confirm the wonderful phenomena which you exhibited." Signed "Dundonald". Folded for mailing with minor creasing. The letter may have once been tipped into an album as there is a short thin sliver of paper adhering to the lower inner edge of the verso. Very good. Together with a rich oval engraved portrait of "Lord Cochrane" on 9-1/4 inch high by 5-3/4 inch wide heavy stock by "R. Cooper" [quite probably Richard Cooper, the younger]. "Given extra in the Supplement to the 1st Vol. of Ackermann's Repository of Arts" is printed along the bottom of the sheet. This portrait of young Lord Cochrane was published in June 1809 The British naval flag officer Admiral Thomas Cochrane, 10th Earl of Dundonald, Marquess of Maranhao (1775-1860) was successful in nearly all of his naval actions during the Napoleonic Wars, leading Napoleon himself to nickname him "The Sea Wolf". Following a controversial conviction for fraud, Lord Cochrane led the rebel navies of Chile and Brazil in their wars of independence and contributed to Peruvian independence. He was pardoned and returned to the Royal Navy with the rank of Rear Admiral of the Blue and subsequently Admiral of the Red and Rear-Admiral of the United Kingdom. His exploits inspired 19th and 20th century naval fiction, including the works of C.S. Forester as Horatio Hornblower and Patrick O'Brian as Jack Aubrey. He was indeed the real-life Master and Commander. John Elliotson, M.D. (1791-1868) was at the leading edge of his profession. A professor of the principles and practice of medicine at University College London and senior physician at University College Hospital, he was one of the first to use a stethoscope in the U.K. and to make use of acupuncture. His interest in what were then new fields led him to become co-editor with William Collins Engledue, M.D. of the influential journal "The Zoist: A Journal of Cerebral Physiology & Mesmerism, and Their Applications to Human Welfare". [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Soft Cover]

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        An American Dictionary of the English Language. First Edition in Octavo, Containing the Whole Vocabulary of the Quarto, with Corrections, Improvements, and Several Thousand Additional Words; To Which is Prefixed an Introductory Dissertation on the Origin, History and Connection of the Languages of Western Asia and Europe, with an Explanation of the Principles on which Languages are Formed

      Published by the Author. Sold by Crocker & Brewster, Boston, [etc.] . Printed by B.L. Hamlen, New Haven 1842 - Morse, Samuel French B. Second edition, first octavo edition. Engraved portrait frontispiece to vol.I by Asher Brown Durand after Samuel F.B. Morse, no printer's name given. lxxvi, 938; 1004 pp. 2 vols. Large 8vo (10-1/2 x 6 7/8 inches; 269 x 174 mm). The Second Edition, The First Unabridged Octavo Edition. A fine copy of the rare second and first octavo edition of Webster's unabridged dictionary, the last that Webster published before his death in 1843. This is the textually best edition published in Webster's lifetime, incorporating his final revisions, 5,000 new definitions, and a preface and introduction "on the origin, history and connection of the languages of western Asia and Europe, with an explanation of the principles on which languages are formed." Skeel notes that 3,000 copies of this edition were printed, fewer than the 5 or 6 thousand that Webster wanted, but more than the 2,500 of the 1828 first edition. A prospectus (Skeel 585) advertised the edition at $13 (sheep) and $14 (calf, gilt). The work was in the press for over a year; a note in Webster's hand on a copy in the Connecticut State Library states "First signature of this edition impressed Oct. 22, 1839. Last sheet impressed January 30, 1841 15 months & days." The edition sold slowly, with nearly half of the run still in sheets at the time of Webster's death. Skeel 586; cf. Grolier, American 36; cf. PMM 291; cf. Sabin 102335. Provenance: George W. Turner (of Elmscourt or Elms Court, Natchez, Mississippi, inscription in both volumes dated 1842) Contemporary speckled sheep, contrasting morocco spine labels, marbled endpapers, marbled edges. Covers scuffed, joints worn, some light spotting to text, some worming to vol. I, not affecting text Engraved portrait frontispiece to vol.I by Asher Brown Durand after Samuel F.B. Morse, no printer's name given. lxxvi, 938; 1004 pp. 2 vols. Large 8vo (10-1/2 x 6 7/8 inches; 269 x 174 mm) [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        The Life of a Sportsman

      Rudolph Ackermann 1842 - 402pp. + 8 pages ads Light wear to extremities else very good condition. First edition with the 4 mounted plates. Title page has the Ackerman imprint dated July 1942. Original blue cloth covers and back bound in at end. Binding by Joseph Zaehnsdorf. A very nice copy. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        1838 ? 1839 ?????: ?????? ?? ??????. [Toskan and Rome in 1838 and 1839: Letters from Italy].

      Tip. III Otdel. Sobstv. E.I.V. kanceljarii Skt. Peterburg 1842 - Two parts in one volume 12mo (19 x 13.5 cm). Half-title, lith. title by Davinon [D'Avignon], X, 252 pp., [2]; half-title, lith. title by Davinon [D'Avignon], 243 pp. [2]; ocasional spotting. Contemporary cloth binding, flat spine with stamped lettering; cloth rubbed and sunned, some soiling. The first work by Poujoulat, a French historian and journalist, translated into Russian and published 2 years later after the original in French. This fine copy of correspondence contains personal impressions on Italian architecture, history and customs. Title leaves are illustrated with Alfred D'Avignon's lithographs depicting the Basilica di Santa Maria del Fiore and Agrippa's Pantheon in Rome. Not in Vereshchagin and Obolyaninov. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Der Totentanz auf Engelhaus, Die Schloßruinen im Walde, oder Graf Rinaldo\'s fürchterliche Gestalt

      Wien, Leop. Grund, Singer und Goering, 1842. EA, 2 Bde in 1 Bd. Kl.-8°, Halbleinen Der Totentanz auf Engelhaus (Markulf Der Eisenarm mit dem Riesen-Schwerte), hrsg. Leop. Grund; o.J. (vermutl. 1842), Titelbl. fehlt, m. 1 Titelkupfer, 216 S, beigebunden Die Schloßruinen im Walde, oder: Graf Rinaldo\'s fürchterliche Gestalt. Eine Rittergeschichte von Ludwig Dellarosa, hrsg. Wien, Singer und Goering, 1842, 218 S; Hlwd. d. Zt. stärer berieben u. bestossen.Fehlstellen an Rückenkanten m. Leinen abgedeckt, gebräunt, tlw. gekl. u. tlw. Altersfleckig, gebr. Zustand. rare Ausgabe! Versand D: 5,00 EUR Erstausgaben, Kolportage

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        Thérèse Dunoyer.

      Paris: Librairie Charles Gosselin, 1842 - Deuxième édition, 2 volumes in-8; T.I: [iv], 334p., [1p. Table]. T.II: 322p., [1p. Table]. Agréable reliure d"époque en demi-veau glacé aubergine, dos lisse à faux-nerfs joliment orné de dorures et roulettes à froid, plats, gardes et tranches marbrés. Dos légèrement passés, quelques rousseurs, néanmoins bel exemplaire. Seconde édition à la date de l"originale, aussi rare que la première. Comme la plupart des romans d"Eugène Sue, "Thérèse Dunoyer" fut d"abord publié en dix épisodes dans La Revue de Paris de mars à mai 1842, et le livre publié chez Gosselin au mois de juin. Vicaire VII, 682. [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        Erzählungen. 2 Bände.

      18 x 11,5 cm. 342 + 240 Seiten. Genarbter Halblederband des späteren 19. Jahrh. mit Rückentitel. *Goed. VI, 102, 7 Sembdner 7 u. 12. - Erste Ausgabe mit dem seltenen zweiten Band. Exemplar aus der Bibliothek des dänischen Literaturkritikers und Schriftstellers Georg Brandes (1842-1907) mit dessen Namenseintrag auf dem Vorsatzblatt. - Breitrandiges unbeschnittenes Exemplar in sauberer und sehr guter Erhaltung, beide Bände zusammen gebunden in einem französischen bordeauxroten Halbledereinband aus der Mitte oder zweiten Hälfte des 19. Jahrhunderts. Eines der seltensten Werke von Kleist in einem unbeschnittenen und sehr gut erhaltenen Exemplar aus prominenter Provenienz.

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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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        Le jardin des plantes. Description complète, historique et pittoresque du museum d'histoire naturelle, de la ménagerie, des serres, des galeries de minéralogie et d'anatomie et de la vallée Suisse.

      First editionBindings half green shagreen contemporary. Back to false nerves coffered richly decorated, wheels on the nerves. Double framing net on the boards. Golden slices. White guards moiré. Traces of friction on the boards and on the borders. A snag on the bottom edge of Volume 1 on 0.5cm. Immaculate paper, white overall, with a few rare foxing. Some boards more yellowed.Nice copy in good condition. L. Curmer Paris 1842 Fort Grd. in-8 (18x26cm) (6) XXIV, 416pp. et 664pp. 2 volumes reliés

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        Garantien der Harmonie und Freiheit.

      Vivis, im Verlage des Verfassers, 1842. - 8vo. XII, [2], 264 pp. Contemp. fine cloth, back lettered gilt, faint traces of a bookplate removed from inside front, minimal wear to lower corners. A very attractive copy, clean and without any browning. Preserved in a nice modern box. First edition. The most seminal of the writings of Wilhelm Weitling, with Moses Hess among the earliest communist agitators in Germany and its first leader of proletarian birth. It has been marked as the "catechism" for German socialist workers before Marx, and was praised by the latter as the "incomparable and brilliant début of the German working man". Weitling preached a christian utopian socialism, in his own testimony deducted from the New Testament, and mainly fashioned after the ideas of Fourier and Cabet. In his view private property was permitted as long as there was an abundance of unoccupied land, but since that was no longer the case individual property became an injustice and the cause of the misery of the people. Individual property therefore should be replaced by collective ownership and, though he hoped for a peaceful transition, revolutionary violence may be inevitable to introduce this new order. Weitling was an illegitimate son of a French father and a German servant-girl. He learned for tailor in his birth-place Magdeburg and then began to travel through Germany and in the 1830's settled in Paris. There he became acquainted with French socialist agitation and a.o. member of the club of revolutionary Germans Bund der Gerechten (League of Equitables). He moved to Switzerland in 1841 and was soon imprisoned and expelled, and spent the rest of his untiring life in Germany, England and America, where he continued his communist agitation among German immigrants in New York and founded the failed colony Communia in Wisconsin. Weitling exposed his ideas principally in three works: his first printed work Die Menschheit, wie sie ist und sein soll, a small pamphlet published in Paris in 1838, the present book, and Das Evangelium eines armen Sünders in 1845. The present books seems to be the most complete exposition of his socialist thoughts and plans. It was issued privately in Vevey (near Lausannne, Vivid in German) and the local printer (unveiled on the verso of the half title as L. Alex. Michod) was paid with money that was collected by German comrades in France and Switzerland. There was a second edition published in Vivis in 1845, and a third in Hamburg in 1849. Stammhammer I, p. 261. Not in Kress, Goldsmiths' or Einaudi. GBV locates 3 copies in German libraries. OCLC locates 4 copies in US libraries. Quack IV, p. 312-328. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Canadian Scenery Illustrated. 2 volumes in one.

      George Virtue., London. 1842 - Moderate wear to covers, foxing affecting mostly the plates varies from very light to moderately severe, marginal dampstains to a few plates, still a tight complete copy in a sound contemporary binding. Engraved frontispieces, engraved half-titles, plus 119 engraved plates with tissue guards from drawings by W.H. Bartlett. 4to. 128; 116 pp. Contemporary half brown morocco over brown cloth boards, raised bands, gilt spine title, marbled endpapers. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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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.

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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].

      Paris: Marchant, 1841, 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.

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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.

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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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        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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        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 1842 - 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. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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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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        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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        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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