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        Poems on Hunting, by the late Hon. Martin-Bladen Hawke; With a Sketch of his Sporting Career, by Nimrod

      Pontefract: Fox & Son. 1842. First Edition. Hardcover. Full calf with gilt titles and decoration to spinem boards with double gilt ruled border, slight rubbing to joints, inside gilt dentelles, bookplate to ffep and Schwerdt bookplate to front pastedown, original grey wrappers bound in, internally clean and bright. Schwerdt p.234 , 12mo 7" - 7½" tall, 53 + 3 pp .

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        CHOJU RYAKUGA SHIKI: CURSIVE METHODS OF DRAWING OF BIRDS ANDANIMALS.

      [Edo 1842 Suwaraya]. Stitched brown wrs., very good example,. 48 double leaves + collophon page, ie 95 pages of color wood. cut illustrations, 25.5 x 18 cm., replacement covers & title. slip, minor thumbing on lower corner, else clean, solid.RARE. A NAIVE AND INNOCENT WORK, DRAWN WITH TENDERNESS AND CARE This is a another famous book by Kitao Masayoshi, aka by studio names: Kuwagata Keisai et al., [1764-1824]. Per Lawrence and we summarize, he was a celebrated Ukiyo-e painter, printmaker and illustrator born in Suruga province. He was also the star pupil of Kitao Shigemasa, and worked until 1797 as an Ukiyo-e artist under the 'Go' or studio name of Kitao Masayoshi, designing numerous prints & and illustrating books. In 1797, he became the official painter to the Daimyo of Tsuyama & was also given some training by Kano Eisen'in. He took his grandmother's name of Kuwagata and then began to work in the Kano school style. Eventually retired and became a lay monk. He is known for his subtle and tender lines, his prints of lowers done with delicacy. His work is charming, expressing innocence and with remarkable delicacy and softness. * The current work is a collection of his color drawings of mostly of animals [mammals], birds, insects, frogs, fish, turtles, shrimp, lobster, shell-fish, whales and other sea creatures. For a companion volume in the same style on human figures please inquire for his RYAKU GASHIKI. * Hokusai was greatly influenced by his unique style, which found its way into the his famous series title: HOKUSAI MANGA. These caricature were done with naive innocence, with a dash of fun intended, and some irony. The work shows a great diversity in his ability to draw and perceive nature as it actually was, during the late 18th century. The work is delicately pastel colored, revealing his keen sense of nature's animals, wide variety and large number of his quaint drawings are presented in this book. A delight to behold ! * An important book. Properly collected by the world's great libraries and museums, as well as private collectors. * BIBLIOGRAPHY 1. H. Kerlen: CATALOGUE OF PRE-MEIJI JAPANESE BOOKS AND MAPS --IN PUBLIC COLLECTIONS IN THE NETHERLANDS, p.57-8, #140, --cites 1797 edition. 2. KSM 5-687-3 3. Kraft vol. 1, no. 55, vol. 3, no. 60 5. C.H. Mitchell: THE ILLUSTRATED BOOKS OF THE NANGA, MARU- --YAMA, SHIJO AND OTHER RELATED SCHOOLS OF JAPAN: A BIBLIO- --GRAPHY, p.240 6. Duret 181 7. Hayashi 1558 8. Javal [II] 140. 9. Odin 108 10. L. Brown, p.124 11. Toda. 213, cites 1797 edition. 12. Strange, illustrations reproduced [1897], p.88. * Color scans can be sent by email. Images displayed may not always be the exact photo of the copy in stock for sale at any given time. If you want to see the exact image of the book or edition in stock today, please request this by email. . Photos of most of our books are posted to our .

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        Remarkable Hills on the upper Missouri

      Paris, Coblenz and London, 1842. Aquatint engraving by Salathé after Bodmer, proof on india paper mounted, blindstamp, issue with no date after English imprint. Shaved into plate area. A rare India proof of this composite plate made up from nine separate views, but with plain borders between each image. Numbered in the plate from 1 to 9 they were all sketched during the journey up river aboard the 60-foot keelboat Flora. Prince Maximilian and his party left Fort Union on 6 July and eventually arrived at Fort McKenzie on 9 August 1833 traveling through a number of different regions including the Mauvaises Terres and the Stone Walls (e.g. Nos. 2, 6 and others in the present composite, an area that Maximilian wrote of as `the most interesting part of the whole course of the Missouri'), also included are images of formations now known as Dike and Citadel Rock (nos. 4 and 5). Karl Bodmer's images show great versatility and technical virtuosity and give us a uniquely accomplished and detailed picture of a previously little understood (and soon to vanish) way of life. Swiss-born Bodmer was engaged by Prince Maximilian zu Wied-Neuwied (1782-1867) specifically to provide a record of his travels in North America, principally among the Plains Indians. In the company of David Dreidoppel (Prince Maximilian's servant and hunting companion), their travels in North America were to last from 1832 to 1834. Well-armed with information and advice, the party finally left St.Louis, on the most important stage of their travels, aboard the steamer Yellow Stone on April 10 1833. They proceeded up the treacherous Missouri River along the line of forts established by the American Fur Company. At Bellevue they encountered their first Indians, then went on to make contact with the Sioux tribe, learning of and recording their little known ceremonial dances and powerful pride and dignity. Transferring from the Yellow Stone to another steamer, the Assiniboin, they continued to Fort Clark, visiting there the Mandan, Mintari and Crow tribes, then the Assiniboins at Fort Union, the main base of the American Fur Company. On a necessarily much smaller vessel they journeyed through the extraordinary geological scenery of that section of the Missouri to Fort Mackenzie in Montana, establishing a cautious friendship with the fearsome Blackfeet. From this, the westernmost point reached, it was considered too dangerous to continue and the return journey downstream began. The winter brought its own difficulties and discomforts, but Bodmer was still able to execute numerous studies of villages, dances and especially the people, who were often both intrigued and delighted by his work. The portraits are particularly notable for their capturing of individual personalities, as well as forming a primary account of what were to become virtually lost cultures. Graff 4648; Howes M443a; Pilling 2521; Sabin 47014; Wagner-Camp 76:1.

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        Autograph letter signed.

      Copenhagen, 18. IX. 1842. - 8vo. 2¼ pp. on bifolium. With integral address panel. To his translator Nicolas Martin: "[.]" Shortly after having the pleasure of receiving your beautiful, interesting 'Ariel' I sent to you a letter accompanied by the German translation of one of my novels which enjoyed most success 'A musician, that's all! (Nur ein Geiger)'. One of my fellow countrymen, naval officer, was in charge but there is almost a year that I have learned nothing of the reception of the book or the letter, I thus take advantage today of the departure for Paris of one of my friends [.] I ask you to tell him if you received the sending in question, and to tell him what concerns your own literary activity. I have just published a great poetic work 'A Poet's Bazaar', which appeared in Danish, and will appear soon in German translation which I will take the liberty to send you a copy as soon as I have your address. For the dramatic productions, I have given this year at the Royal Theatre vaudeville 'The Bird on the Pear Tree', a tragedy 'Agnete and the Marine Man' [.]". At the moment, Andersen is working on another play. He spent the summer in the property of the Minister of Finance who "has the most beautiful land I know [.] Send me some news! A letter of you will make the same pleasure made by the first bird of passage to the northener [.]". - Fol. 2 (address leaf) with small tears from opening the letter, otherwise in good condition.

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        El ingenioso hidalgo Don Quijote de la Mancha.

      Mexico: Ignacio Cumplido 8vo (21 cm; 8.5"). 2 vols. I: Added chromolithographic t.-p, 24, XVI, 434 p., 67 plates. II: Added chromolithographic t.-p., vii, [1 (blank), 473, [1 (blank)] pp., 59 plates, fold. map.. 1842 Perhaps the most sought-after edition of El Quixote printed in the New World: Cumplido's typography is clear and crisp and Mexican lithography was, in the 1840s, achieving such a very good, comfortable, and pleasant level of sophistication and accomplishment that his decision to adorn the work with => 126 lithographic plates (although the title-page calls for 125!!) was easy and wise. He used, for this, the leading Mexico City fine-lithography firm of Massé y Decaen, which employed the artists Blanco, Iriarte, and Heredia "copiando los dibujos de Tony Johannot" (Palau). => Palau opined that the result "representa un esfuerzo editorial muy estimable." Provenance: Ownership notation of Bonifacio Rodriguez, in a 19th-century hand, on the front fly-leaf of vol. I; small blind pressure- (not perforation-) stamp of Manuel Ibanez, 20th-century, in each volume. Late 19th- or early 20th-century full vellum over boards, round spines, each spine with two labels (one dark red, one dark green sunned to olive brown); machine-made marbled endpapers on calendared stock. Waterstaining in upper area of p. 371 to end of vol. I (heaviest at rear); one text leaf torn in vol. II, repaired. Occasional scattered light foxing or brown spots, mostly in margins. Map loose but present. => Generally a very clean copy of a greatly coveted work, retaining the chromolithographic title-pages.

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        La Chine et les chinois.

      Paris, Couplet & Vibert (letterpress printed by Schneider & Langrand and the lithographs by Lemercier, Bernard & Co.), 1842. - Imperial folio (385 x 555 mm). 26 pp. text. With lithographed title-page (textual), tinted lithographed title-page (illustrational), 2 lithographed dedication leaves, lithographed list of plates and 32 tinted lithographed plates on 25 leaves, by Eugène Ciceri after drawings of Borget. Contemporary half tanned sheepskin, cloth sides; recased, with modern endpapers. First edition of a series of 32 magnificent views of China after drawings by the notable French artist Auguste Borget (1808-77), who travelled through Asia from 1838 to 1840, including views in the area of Hong Kong (4), Macao (13) and Canton (12). "The feeling of superiority to the Chinese, so characteristic of accounts from the 1840s, is absent here. The artist observes with a fresh eye" (Lust). Explanations to all views are found in the letterpress text in the form of letters by Borget. A second edition in English was published in the same year as Sketches of China and the Chinese. - Washed, but with some foxing still visible; professionally restored tears in the margins both title-pages and plates 1 and 4 and more crudely restored tears in the letterpress text leaves; a fair copy, the illustrations are however still in very good condition. Binding restored and recased and with most of the leaves mounted on new stubs. Rare. Abbey, Travel 540. Cordier, Sinica, 79f. Cf. Lust 2111 (English ed.). Not in Walravens. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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

      - J. Hetzel éditeur, Paris 1842. 4°, 386,(8), 390,(7) pp., profusely illustrated with 201 full page wood-engraved plates and 119 text vignettes by Grandville, contemporary grey buckram. 1. printing fransk illustr.bøger Politiken korrektur. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        AMERICAN NOTES For GENERAL CIRCULATION. In Two Volumes

      London: Chapman & Hall, 1842. 1st edition, 1st state (Smith II, 3). Original publisher's reddish-brown vertically-ribbed cloth with a blind decorative floral frame & gilt stamped spine lettering. Roman spine numerals. Slight lean, with spines sunned to a golden brown. Bookseller ticket ["T. Catherall / Chester"] to both volumes; binder's ticket ["Leighton & Eeles / Spa Fields"] to Vol I. Vol I with glue residue to front hinge area. Withal, a pleasing VG+ set.. 2 volumes: [12 (with the 10th page numbered 'xvi')], 308; vii, [1 (blank)], 306, [6] pp. Adverts last 6 pages of Vol. II. 8vo. 8-1/8" x 5-1/8"

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        Sphère planétaire. Notice astronomique

      1842 - de VIII, 45 et (1) pages Paris, Charles Dien, 1842, in-8, de VIII, 45 et (1) pages, broché, couverture bleue, Unique édition de cet notice, destinée à accompagner la sphère planétaire inventée par l'auteur, et qui était vendue chez Charles Dien. "Cette sphère est l'application d'une méthode nouvelle d'enseignement, qui consiste à substituer aux mouvements apparents les révolutions de la terre et des planètes, telles qu'elles seraient observées du soleil, centre et seul point fixe de notre système planétaire". Avec l'explication du système planètaire, la définition des termes usités en astronomie et la description de la sphère planétaire. Notice rare [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        PLANS, ELEVATIONS, SECTIONS, AND DETAILS OF THE ALHAMBRA. From drawings taken on the spot in 1834 by the late M. Jules Goury and in 1834 and 1837 by Owen Jones, Archt. With a complete translation of the Arabic inscriptions, and an historical notice of the Kings of Granada, from the conquest of that city by the Arabs to the expulsion of the Moors, by Mr. Pasqual de Gayangos.

      Owen Jones 1842 - 1845 In folio max. (mm. 675x487), 2 voll., elegante legatura coeva in mz. pelle con ang., piatti marmorizz., tassello al piatto anter. con ricche cornici e tit. dorati. Questa straordinaria opera, con testo in inglese e francese, è così composta: - Vol. I: cc.nn. 5 (frontesp., dedica, lista dei sottoscrittori, indice delle tavole, avviso), pp. 20 (nota storica), (102) di descrizione delle tavole, con una antiporta decorata in cromolitografia e 51 tavole litografate di cui: 2 piante colorate a mano, 3 tavv. a doppia pag., 1 più volte ripieg. e 25 con bellissime immagini cromolitografiche + (aggiunta al fine) 1 tav. nn. con un grande ?finale? in cromolito. - Vol. II: cc.nn. 2 (frontesp., indice delle tavole), con antiporta decorata pure in cromolitografia e con 87 figure numerate illustrate in 50 tavole litografate, di cui 42 sono magnifiche cromolitografie. "Edizione originale" di questo monumento dell'editoria Vittoriana, celebre per le illustrazioni di uno dei più belli e conosciuti esempi di architettura islamica in Spagna. Owen Jones intraprese un Grand Tour nel 1832 visitando prima l'Italia e poi la Grecia dove incontrò l'architetto francese Jules Goury. Insieme decisero di andare in Egitto per studiare l'architettura islamica del Cairo e quindi proseguirono per Costantinopoli, prima di fermarsi a Granada dove ebbero la possibilità di contemplare e studiare la magnifica decorazione islamica dell'Alhambra. Quando Jones rientrò a Londra decise di pubblicare i risultati dei loro studi, arrivando personalmente a far realizzare il nuovo processo della cromolitografia che permetteva magnifiche tonalità di colore. ?The Alhambra, along with L'Art Arabe by Prisse d'Avennes, represents one of the two great Victorian monuments in book form, dedicated to Islamic art. To day quite rare?. Cfr. Brunet,III,564: ?Bel ouvrage? - Graesse,III,475. Nel ns. esempl. 6 tavv. in b.n. con aloni marginali; le tavv. in cromolito con qualche lieve fiorit. ai margini, altrimenti ben conservato. In folio max. (mm. 675x487), 2 voll., bound in half contemporary leather, spine with decorations and gold title. This extraordinary work, with text in English and French, is so divided: - Vol. I: 5 ff. (title - page, dedication, list of subscribers, list of plates, advertisement), pp. 20 (historical notice), (102) description of the plates. Illustrated with a chromolithographic frontispiece and 51 full - page lithographic plates, of which 2 hand - coloured plans, 3 double - page plates, 1 double - page folding plate, and 25 chromolithographs + an unnumbered big coloured tailpiece, at the end. - Vol. II: 2 ff. (title - page and list of plates). Illustrated with a chromolithographic frontispiece and 87 numbered images on 50 full - page lithographic plates, of which 42 are chromolithographs. Very rare "first edition" of a celebrated monument of Victorian bookmaking, illustrating one of Spain's finest and most well known examples of Islamic architecture. Owen Jones embarked on a Grand Tour in 1832, first visiting Italy and then Greece where he met the French architect Jules Goury. Together they travelled to Egypt to study the Islamic architecture of Cairo, and then to Constantinople before arriving in Granada where they studied the Islamic decoration at the Alhambra. Jones's studies of the Alhambra were most important in the development of his theoris on flat pattern, geometry, and polychromy. He returned to London determined to publish the results of their studies. He undertook the printing project himself, and he did his own research into the new extraordinary process of chromolithography. The Alhambra, along with L'Art Arabe by Prisse d'Avennes, represents one of the two great Victorian monuments in book form, dedicated to Islamic art. Cfr. Brunet,III,564: ?Bel ouvrage? - Graesse,III,475. In our copy 6 black and white plates with marginal halos; chromolithographs with only very light foxing on margins, otherwise a good copy.

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        LIFE AS IT IS; OR MATTERS AND THINGS IN GENERAL: CONTAINING, AMONGST OTHER THINGS, HISTORICAL SKETCHES OF THE EXPLORATION AND FIRST SETTLEMENT OF THE STATE OF TENNESSEE; MANNERS AND CUSTOMS OF THE INHABITANTS; THEIR WARS WITH THE INDIANS; BATTLE OF KING'S MOUNTAIN; HISTORY OF THE HARPS, (TWO NOTED MURDERERS)...

      Knoxville: James Williams, 1842. Original brown cloth, printed paper label. Light wear and soiling, cloth worn on front hinge, corners lightly bumped. Later ownership inscriptions on front endpapers. Minor foxing. Very good, in a half morocco case. A most important book, recording in detail the history of conflict between the settlers in Tennessee and the Indians, from 1690 to date, including accounts of massacres, captivities, and depredations, the Cherokee war, Blount's campaign, the effects of lack of federal military aid for the inhabitants during the wars with Britain, etc. Breazeale continues with a general history of Tennessee, an account of his expectations for future prospects, and a full chapter devoted to the notorious Harpes. "Deserves a place in every Tennessee historical library" - Horn. Seldom offered for sale in decent condition, this copy in especially nice contemporary condition. HOWES B741, "aa." AII (TENNESSEE) 44. ALLEN, TENNESSEE IMPRINTS 1850. SABIN 7651. STREETER SALE 1670. SOME TENNESSEE RARITIES 39. HORN, TWENTY TENNESSEE BOOKS 9.

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        Tower-Rock view on the Mississippi

      Paris, Coblentz and London, 1842. Hand-coloured aquatint engraving by John Outhwaite after Bodmer, blindstamp, issue with no date after English imprint. Bodmer and Prince Maximilian set out for St.Louis from Mount Vernon on 18 March 1833 making their way rapidly down the River Ohio and joining the Mississippi on 20 March. On the afternoon of 21 March 1833 their steamer approached a feature known as the Grand Tower (or Tower-Rock), which Maximilian described as an isolated drumlike formation between sixty and eighty feet high. He added that `Mr.Bodmer sketched the Grand Tower and found this place highly interesting and picturesque'. The scene includes the traveller's Ohio paddle-steamer and three Mississippi keel-boats, a form of freight transportation that by the 1830s was fast being replaced by the steamers. Karl Bodmer's images show great versatility and technical virtuosity and give us a uniquely accomplished and detailed picture of a previously little understood (and soon to vanish) way of life. Swiss-born Bodmer was engaged by Prince Maximilian zu Wied-Neuwied (1782-1867) specifically to provide a record of his travels in North America, principally among the Plains Indians. In the company of David Dreidoppel (Prince Maximilian's servant and hunting companion), their travels in North America were to last from 1832 to 1834. They arrived in Boston in July 1832, traveled on to Philadelphia, where they stayed with Napoleon Bonaparte's elder brother Joseph. From here they headed west across Pennsylvania across the Alleghenies to Pittsburgh and the Ohio country, visiting all the important German settlements en route. Their most important stop on their route west was at the utopian colony of New Harmony in Indiana. The Prince spent five months there in the company of some of the countries leading scientific men, and studying all the relevant literature on backcountry America. On 24 March 1833 the party reached St. Louis, Missouri, and the start of the journey into Indian country. Graff 4648; Howes M443a; Pilling 2521; Sabin 47014; Wagner-Camp 76:1.

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        Genera Filicum, or Illustrations of the Genera of Ferns and other Allied Genera.

      London: Henry G. Bohn, 1842. First edition.. A bright and clean copy in near fine condition.. Pp. vi, 130; 120 full page hand-colored lithographs after the original colored drawings from Franz Andreas Bauer. Publisher's original one-quarter dark green leather with the spine lettered in gilt, over dark green pebble cloth, clay-coated dark green endpapers, 4to. 'Genera Filicum' was one of the most important systematic works on the ferns. The text is by Sir William Jackson Hooker and the fine hand-colored plates are after paintings by Austrian Franz Andreas Bauer, well known as a botanical artist. The plant descriptions are in Latin and English. See also Nissen 924 in Die Botanischhe Buchillustration. Small signature by D. Smiley on the verso of the front free endpaper.

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        El ingenioso hidalgo Don Quijote de la Mancha.

      Mexico: Ignacio Cumplido 8vo (21 cm; 8.5"). 2 vols. I: Added chromolithographic t.-p, 24, XVI, 434 p., 67 plates. II: Added chromolithographic t.-p., vii, [1 (blank), 473, [1 (blank)] pp., 59 plates, fold. map.. 1842 Perhaps the most sought-after edition of El Quixote printed in the New World: Cumplido's typography is clear and crisp and Mexican lithography was, in the 1840s, achieving such a very good, comfortable, and pleasant level of sophistication and accomplishment that his decision to adorn the work with => 126 lithographic plates (although the title-page calls for 125!!) was easy and wise. He used, for this, the leading Mexico City fine-lithography firm of Massé y Decaen, which employed the artists Blanco, Iriarte, and Heredia "copiando los dibujos de Tony Johannot" (Palau). => Palau opined that the result "representa un esfuerzo editorial muy estimable." Provenance: Ownership notation of Bonifacio Rodriguez, in a 19th-century hand, on the front fly-leaf of vol. I; small blind pressure- (not perforation-) stamp of Manuel Ibanez, 20th-century, in each volume. Late 19th- or early 20th-century full vellum over boards, round spines, each spine with two labels (one dark red, one dark green sunned to olive brown); machine-made marbled endpapers on calendared stock. Waterstaining in upper area of p. 371 to end of vol. I (heaviest at rear); one text leaf torn in vol. II, repaired. Occasional scattered light foxing or brown spots, mostly in margins. Map loose but present. => Generally a very clean copy of a greatly coveted work, retaining the chromolithographic title-pages.

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        Original akvarel visende papirhandler-grosserer Wilhelm Wanschers hus på Strandvejen.

      19,8x24,3 cm. I guldramme [33x38 cm.].. Efter at være blevet malersvend i Flensborg kom HH 1842 til København for at uddanne sig ved Kunstakademiet, nærmest med det mål for øje at blive dekorationsmaler, og han må allerede den gang have givet gode prøver på sin brugbarhed, thi han kom endnu samme år til at deltage i udsmykningen af Thorvaldsens Museum. Han vandt gennem sin studietid flere præmier, og foretog for en pengepræmie en studierejse til Tyskland. Efter sin hjemkomst var han i nogle år hjælpelærer først i perspektivklassen og derpå i ornament-(dekorations-)klassen ved Akademiet, indtil han senere, efter G.F. Hetschs død 1864, blev fast lærer og docent i perspektivet, en stilling, hvori han forblev lige til sin død. Kunstneren er især kendt for sine arkitekturmalerier: Hvor interessante, i hovedindtrykket endog åndfuldere, arkitekturbilleder man end før havde set fra Constantin Hansens, Jørgen Roeds og Christen Købkes hånd, fulgte man dog med opmærksomhed en ung kunstner, der for første gang i Danmark ville hellige sine kræfter udelukkende til dette fag. [Wikipedia]

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        Sidon, looking towards Lebanon. Original lithograph.

      F.G. Moon. 1842-49. Large landscape., London - Published in "The Holy Land, Syria, Idumea, Arabia, Egypt and Nubia" in London by F.G. Moon May 1st 1841. A few marginal spots, not affecting the image at all.

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        Wiener allgemeinen Theaterzeitung Originalblatt für Kunst, Litertur, Musik, Mode, und geselliges Leben. 4 volumes in all, with a total of 56 lively hand-coloured engraved plates

      Wien: Im Bureau der allgemeinen Theaterzeitung. 1842; 1846; 1849. Fünf und Dreissigster Jahrgang. Wien: Im Bureau der allgemeinen Theaterzeitung, 1842. Folio. Contemporary marbled boards with dark orange title label gilt to spine. 1f. (title with large hand-coloured engraving of theatre-goers by Andr. Geiger after Cajetan. 696 pp. A total of 155 numbers printed in two columns per page. Nos. 73 and 74 (pp. 329-336) misbound between pp. 352 and 353; No. 101 (pp. 445-448) lacking. Minor and occasionally moderate foxing; some staining. In very good condition overall. With: Wiener allgemeine Theaterzeitung. 1846. 2 volumes. Folio. Full light brown cloth with titling gilt to spine. Vol. I: 1f. (title with fine hand-coloured engraving by Andr. Geiger after Cajetan), [1] (illustrated secondary title), 2-[8] (Introduction), 1252 pp. + 46 full- page hand-coloured engraved plates in smaller format. A total of 313 numbers printed primarily in 3 columns. No. 164 (pp. 653-656) lacking. Binding somewhat worn and bumped. With: Oesterreichischer Courier, früher: Wiener allgemeine Theaterzeitung. 1849. Folio. Brown cloth-backed marbled boards with titling gilt to spine. 1240 pp. + 10 fine hand- coloured engraved plates in smaller format relating to fashion, politics, and the theatre. A total of 244 of 310 numbers. No. 158 (pp. 629-632) misbound between nos. 135 and 136. Binding worn, rubbed and bumped; head and tail of spine worn and frayed. Mostly minor foxing; scattered minor stains; lacking title. With armorial bookplate of Adolphi Comitis Dubsky de Trzebomyslitz (1833-1911). With separately-published Beilage and miscellaneous issues of the Wiener Abend Courier. 3 years (bound in 4 volumes) of this noted Viennese periodical covering music, opera, theatre, literature, fashion, satire, etc., some in rebus format, with numerous reviews of performances in major European centers. Fellinger: Verzeichnis der Musikzeitschriften des 19. Jahrhunderts 17. The volumes contain a total of 56 highly attractive hand-coloured engravings, many humorous. . The 1849 volume from the library of Earl Dubský, originally in Zdislavice, later moved to Hoštice.

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        Eingangsportal des Stiftes Klosterneuburg.

      Klosterneuburg um 1842 - Aquatintaradierung von und nach T. Festorazzo, Bildausschnitt 33 x 45,5 cm, Blattgr. 47 x 58 cm. Nebehay-Wagner 171/27; dekorative Ansicht der südlichen Fassade des barocken Kaisertraktes mit dem Eingangsportal in der Mitte und der Kuppel mit der Kaiserkrone rechts, im Vordergrund der Stiftsplatz; der 1730 nach Plänen von Donato Felice d’Allio und Joseph Emanuel Fischer von Erlach begonnene Kaisertrakt sollte Kaiser Karl VI als Klosterresidenz dienen; als der Kaiser 1740 starb kam es zu einem Baustopp, zu diesem Zeitpunkt war nur ein Achtel der geplanten Anlage errichtet worden; erst 1834–1842 konnte einer der begonnen Höfe (sog. Kaiserhof) nach Plänen von Joseph Kornhäusel fertiggestellt werden, wodurch zumindest ein Viertel des geplanten "österreichischen Escorials" fertig wurde; aus dem seltenen in kleiner Auflage und wohl anlässlich der Fertigstellung des Kaiserhofes erschienenen Werk von Festorazzo, Th. und M. Haller "Das Stift der regulirten Chorherren zu Klosterneuburg nächst Wien."; etwas lichtrandig, sonst von sehr guter Erhaltung.

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        Remarkable Hills on the upper Missouri

      Paris, Coblenz and London, 1842. Aquatint engraving by Salathé after Bodmer. A composite plate made up from twenty separate views, but with plain borders between each image. Numbered in the plate, they were all sketched during the journey up river aboard the 60-foot keelboat Flora. Prince Maximilian and his party left Fort Union on 6 July and eventually arrived at Fort McKenzie on 9 August 1833 traveling through a number of different regions including the Mauvaises Terres (eg. no. 21 in the present composite) and the Stone Walls (no. 10 and others, an area that Maximilian wrote of as `the most interesting part of the whole course of the Missouri'). Karl Bodmer's images show great versatility and technical virtuosity and give us a uniquely accomplished and detailed picture of a previously little understood (and soon to vanish) way of life. Swiss-born Bodmer was engaged by Prince Maximilian zu Wied-Neuwied (1782-1867) specifically to provide a record of his travels in North America, principally among the Plains Indians. In the company of David Dreidoppel (Prince Maximilian's servant and hunting companion), their travels in North America were to last from 1832 to 1834. Well-armed with information and advice, the party finally left St.Louis, on the most important stage of their travels, aboard the steamer Yellow Stone on April 10 1833. They proceeded up the treacherous Missouri River along the line of forts established by the American Fur Company. At Bellevue they encountered their first Indians, then went on to make contact with the Sioux tribe, learning of and recording their little known ceremonial dances and powerful pride and dignity. Transferring from the Yellow Stone to another steamer, the Assiniboin, they continued to Fort Clark, visiting there the Mandan, Mintari and Crow tribes, then the Assiniboins at Fort Union, the main base of the American Fur Company. On a necessarily much smaller vessel they journeyed through the extraordinary geological scenery of that section of the Missouri to Fort Mackenzie in Montana, establishing a cautious friendship with the fearsome Blackfeet. From this, the westernmost point reached, it was considered too dangerous to continue and the return journey downstream began. The winter brought its own difficulties and discomforts, but Bodmer was still able to execute numerous studies of villages, dances and especially the people, who were often both intrigued and delighted by his work. The portraits are particularly notable for their capturing of individual personalities, as well as forming a primary account of what were to become virtually lost cultures. Graff 4648; Howes M443a; Pilling 2521; Sabin 47014; Wagner-Camp 76:1.

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        The political Works of John Milton; with a memoir: and Seven Embellishments

      London: J. J. Chidley, 1842. First edition thus. Leather_bound. Near Fine. In Excellant condition for age. Leather bound, ribbed spine, marble end pages, marble edges, tight binding. Gilt is fading, po signature, tanning of pages. Just a really wonderful book for its age, I have seen many books from this period but nothing that is in this wonderful condition.

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        A tabular view of the variations in the Communion and Baptismal offices of the Church of England

      Oxford, John Henry Parker 1842 - The covers have marble boards and a black leather spine with gilt lettering. the spine and corner edges are rubbed. A good binding and clear text. Free end page has a little foxing to it. Good condition is defined as: a copy that has been read but remains in clean condition. All of the pages are intact and the cover is intact and the spine may show signs of wear. The book may have minor markings which are not specifically mentioned. Most items will be dispatched the same or the next working day. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Original akvarel visende papirhandler-grosserer Wilhelm Wanschers hus på Strandvejen.

      - 19,8x24,3 cm. I guldramme [33x38 cm.]. * Efter at være blevet malersvend i Flensborg kom HH 1842 til København for at uddanne sig ved Kunstakademiet, nærmest med det mål for øje at blive dekorationsmaler, og han må allerede den gang have givet gode prøver på sin brugbarhed, thi han kom endnu samme år til at deltage i udsmykningen af Thorvaldsens Museum. Han vandt gennem sin studietid flere præmier, og foretog for en pengepræmie en studierejse til Tyskland. Efter sin hjemkomst var han i nogle år hjælpelærer først i perspektivklassen og derpå i ornament-(dekorations-)klassen ved Akademiet, indtil han senere, efter G.F. Hetschs død 1864, blev fast lærer og docent i perspektivet, en stilling, hvori han forblev lige til sin død. Kunstneren er især kendt for sine arkitekturmalerier: Hvor interessante, i hovedindtrykket endog åndfuldere, arkitekturbilleder man end før havde set fra Constantin Hansens, Jørgen Roeds og Christen Købkes hånd, fulgte man dog med opmærksomhed en ung kunstner, der for første gang i Danmark ville hellige sine kræfter udelukkende til dette fag. [Wikipedia]

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        The travelers meeting with the Minatarre Indians. near Fort Clark

      Paris, Coblentz and London, 1842. Hand-coloured aquatint engraving by Alex Manceau after Bodmer, issue with date added to English imprint. This is one Bodmer's most famous images: the only depiction he made of both his sponsor, Prince Maximilian, and of himself. The travelers spent the winter of 1833-1834 at Fort Clark, between the Knife and Heart Rivers in the territory of the Mandan and Hidatsa Tribes. Bodmer here shows the first meeting with the Hidatsa outside the palisade of the fort; a carefully composed image ably portraying the wary curiosity with which the representatives of two very different ways of life greeted each other. Bodmer stands, top-hatted, to the far right, Prince Maximilian is next to him, Dreidoppel is visible behind the two of them. The individuals amongst the Hidatsa include Ahschüpsa Masihichsi (`Chief of the Pointed Horn') whom Bodmer had painted on 28 February 1834. Karl Bodmer's images show great versatility and technical virtuosity and give us a uniquely accomplished and detailed picture of a previously little understood (and soon to vanish) way of life. Swiss-born Bodmer was engaged by Prince Maximilian zu Wied-Neuwied (1782-1867) specifically to provide a record of his travels in North America, principally among the Plains Indians. In the company of David Dreidoppel (Prince Maximilian's servant and hunting companion), their travels in North America were to last from 1832 to 1834. Well-armed with information and advice, the party finally left St.Louis, on the most important stage of their travels, aboard the steamer Yellow Stone on April 10 1833. They proceeded up the treacherous Missouri River along the line of forts established by the American Fur Company. At Bellevue they encountered their first Indians, then went on to make contact with the Sioux tribe, learning of and recording their little known ceremonial dances and powerful pride and dignity. Transferring from the Yellow Stone to another steamer, the Assiniboin, they continued to Fort Clark, visiting there the Mandan, Mintari and Crow tribes, then the Assiniboins at Fort Union, the main base of the American Fur Company. On a necessarily much smaller vessel they journeyed through the extraordinary geological scenery of that section of the Missouri to Fort Mackenzie in Montana, establishing a cautious friendship with the fearsome Blackfeet. From this, the westernmost point reached, it was considered too dangerous to continue and the return journey downstream began. The winter brought its own difficulties and discomforts, but Bodmer was still able to execute numerous studies of villages, dances and especially the people, who were often both intrigued and delighted by his work. The portraits are particularly notable for their capturing of individual personalities, as well as forming a primary account of what were to become virtually lost cultures. Graff 4648; Howes M443a; Pilling 2521; Sabin 47014; Wagner-Camp 76:1.

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        Copies of the Laws and Ordinances passed by the Governor and Council of the Colony of New Zealand. 4 & 5 Victoria, 1841

      HMSO, London 1842 - Foolscap folio, 60pp.; preliminary leaves a little thumbed yet very good in handsome half speckled calf with gilt lettering by Sangorski and Sutcliffe. Significant parliamentary papers bringing New Zealand under the the law of New South Wales:'An Ordinance to declare that the Laws of New South Wales, so far as they can be made applicable, shall extend to and be in force in Her Majesty's Colony of New Zealand?'. Other material bound here relate the administration of the courts, and the prohibition of the distillation of liquor in New Zealand (a move that was, not surprisingly, deeply unpopular with the residents!). [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Ledgers of the Cobbler David B. Peck of Kent, Putnam County, New York, 1842-47.

      Kent, New York:. 1842.. Hardcover. Fascinating local Putnam County history ledger with appearances of all the local neighbors. Signature of David B. Peck (1821-1897) on inside front cover. A continuous daily journal from February 28, 1842 and continues to October 1843. 2nd vol. from Oct. 12, 1843 through October 16, 1847. Payment is made to Peck for mending boots, shoes, horse collars and harnesses. Born in Kent, Putnam County, NY in 1821, David B. Peck was the son of Harry Peck and Ann Baker. The families of many early settlers of the area are amongst his clients, including Frederick Ludington, a descendent of the Ludington's who include Sybil Ludington, famed for her ride to warn area patriots of the approach of British troops from Danbury. Other clients include Francis, Joseph, Jess, Horace & Moses Mead; Coleman & Horace Townsend; Freman & Warren Sprague; Samuel, Joseph, Jessa and Stephen R. Barrett; David & Harry Kent; Hannah, Solomon and Thomas Denton; Isaac Ballard; Henry Baker; Jonathan Davis; John Knap; Luman & Allen White; George Livingston; John Baldwin; Mary Benjamin; Beldin Tompkins; (Anon) and Sabuna Disbro; Judah Nortrup; Elisha Travis; Levi Miller; Elisha Robinson; Russell Taylor & Gary Burch. Peck is buried in Maple Avenue Cemetery in Patterson, Putnam County, New York. Oblong 8vo, approx. 6.5 by 7.5 inches, Vol. I 136pp., Vol II 144pp., hand numbered. Brown quarter calf with hard paper boards (vol. I brown marbled, vol. II blue). Edges rubbed, vol. I lower right corner bumped and 1/2" closed tear on bottom, vol. II right top corner bumped with loss, dusty cover with blue ink stain. Both clean internally.

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        havengezicht Rotterdam anno 1842.

      HAVENGEZICHT ROTTERDAM"SHIPS OF THE GENERAL STEAM NAVIGATION COMPANY, OFF ROTTERDAM". Aquatint uit 1842 van de hand E. Duncan naar het ontwerp van marine schilder William John Huggins met de Giraffe en de Ocean, stoomschepen die with Her Majesty"s Mail aankomen in en vertrekken uit Rotterdam. Op de voorgrond worden Hollanders naar de kade overgebracht.Beide raderstoomboten werden te water gelaten in 1836 en ingezet als stoomschepen voor het vervoer van post door de Britse General Steam Navigation Company (GSNC) . De Giraffe deed later dienst tijdens de Amerikaanse burgeroorlogDe GSNC werd opgericht in 1824 en was anderhalve eeuw Londen"s voornaamste bedrijf voor short-sea shipping. De GSNC had een paar diensten naar Portugal, Gibraltar en zelfs Afrika en Noord- en Zuid-Amerika, maar men voer met name op routes tussen de havens van Groot-Brittannië en Noord-West Europa.Prijs: 1.500,- (incl. lijst).

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        PLANS, ELEVATIONS, SECTIONS, AND DETAILS OF THE ALHAMBRA. From drawings taken on the spot in 1834 by the late M. Jules Goury and in 1834 and 1837 by Owen Jones, Archt. With a complete translation of the Arabic inscriptions, and an historical notice of the Kings of Granada, from the conquest of that city by the

      

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        The Common School Journal for the Year 1842. Edited by Horace Mann.

      - Boston: Fowle and Capen, 1842. 8vo, iv, 390pp. Old half calf, marbled boards, binding sound, text quite foxed especially at the front and back. Volume 4 of this series; this copy inscribed by Horace Mann: : "C. Sumner from Horace Mann 1847". Later signature of Mary C. Chapman. Horace Mann inscriptions are uncommon and this is a superb association. "Charles Sumner (January 6, 1811 ? March 11, 1874) was an American politician and senator from Massachusetts. As an academic lawyer and a powerful orator, Sumner was the leader of the antislavery forces in Massachusetts and a leader of the Radical Republicans in the United States Senate during the American Civil War working to destroy the Confederacy, free all the slaves, and keep on good terms with Europe. During Reconstruction, he fought to minimize the power of the ex-Confederates and guarantee equal rights to the freedmen." Mary Chapman was involved with the Boston Female Anti-Slavery Society and was a friend of poet Julia Ward Howe and close friend of Charles Sumner and Horace Mann. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Approach to Mount Sinai. Wady Barah. Feby 17th 1839 Original hand colored lithograph.

      London, F.G. Moon. 1842-45. Large landscape. - Published in "The Holy Land, Syria, Idumea, Arabia, Egypt and Nubia". Subscriber’s copy, the lithographed plates finely coloured by hand and mounted on card (full sheet ca. 44 x 62 cm).

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        A Bill For granting to Her Majesty Duties on Profits arising from Property, Professions, Trades, and Offices (Prepared and brought in by Sir Robert Peel [etc.]) [with nine other legislative proposals relating to the 1842 Income Tax Act]

      London: Ordered, by The House of Commons, to be printed [imprints vary], 1842-45. The ten works bound in one volume, modern plain wraps, somewhat strained, but quite sound, clean and usable; the Taussig copies The bills and related legislative materials leading up to and beyond the 1842 Income Tax Act, permanently establishing the income tax in Great Britain, part of the budget "still rank[ing] as one of the most famous of the nineteenth century

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        Antient Armour

      London: Henry G. Bohn1842, 1842. Leather_bound. Fine. London: Henry G. Bohn1842, 1842. Leather_bound. Three volumes. Large Quarto. A Critical Inquiry Into Antient Armour. As it existed in europe particularly in Great Britain from the Roman conquest to the reign of King Charles the Second. Illustrated by a series of illuminated engravings, with a glossary of military terms of the middle ages. Second edition, corrected and enlarged. Bound in three quarter red morocco over marbled boards, spine glt decorations motif of arms and armour, raised bands, olive green title labels, all edges gilt, marbled endpaper, housed in a slipcase.

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        The Pictorial Edition of the Works of Shakspere [Shakespeare]. Edited by Charles Knight. Including Romeo & Juliet, Hamlet, The Tempest, A Midsummer Night's Dream, Macbeth, King Lear, Antony & Cleopatra , The Merchant of Venice, etc.

      London: Charles Knight and Co., n.d. [1842]., 1842. 8 volumes, large octavo, consisting of two vols. each of the Comedies, Tragedies and Histories, one of the Doubtful Plays and one of the Biography. Contemporary dark blue calf over textured floral cloth sides, twin labels, full gilt, a.e.g., marbled endpapers. Generously illustrated throughout. Some foxing to first and final leaves, neat (old) paper repair to top corner of title page of Comedies (I), scholarly notes in ink to first blank of same. Bindings sound with one or two short cracks to joints, spines a trifle dulled. A sound, highly decorative set. Binder's ticket 'T. Catherall of Chester' to most volumes. The Biography of Shakespere by Charles Knight is dated 1842 although the main body of the works are undated.

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        Eigenh. Brief mit U. ("Henry W. Longfellow").

      Marienberg, 5. IX. 1842. - 1¼ SS. 8vo. Mit eh. Adresse (Faltbrief) und Siegel. An den Buchhändler Karl Baedeker in Koblenz: "Dear Sir, having concluded to remain here a week or two longer, I send back the Nibelungen Lied, which I wish to have bound by Peine precisely like the other copy. He has sent back to or three Nos of the Volksbücher unbound, and No. 27 is missing. Please ask him about this; and if he cannot find No. 27 (I am quite sure I sent it with the others) be good enough to get it for me, to come by post with Michel Angelo's Sonnets, which I ordered on Sunday [.]". - Aufgrund seiner depressiven Schübe und Panikattacken hatte sich Longfellow ein halbes Jahr Urlaub von seinem Sprachlehramt in Harvard genommen, um eine Kur in der Wasserheilanstalt im ehemaligen Benediktinerkloster Marienberg bei Boppard am Rhein zu absolvieren.

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        Temple on Gebel Garabe, called Surabit el Khadim

      1842 - ROBERTS, David. Original lithograph plate, Temple on Gebel Garabe, called Surabit el Khadim. [London: F.G. Moon, 1842]. Hand-colored lithograph on onionskin, measuring 9-7/8 by 13-3/4 inches, on original mount, measuring 16-7/8 by 23-7/8 inches. $3000.Beautiful original hand-colored lithograph of the Temple on Gebel Garabe, called Surabit el Khadim, from the superb large format first issue of Roberts’ landmark work, The Holy Land, Syria, Idumea, Arabia, Egypt and Nubia (only the first issue is hand-colored on onionskin and mounted on heavier card).Famed lithographer Louis Haghe produced splendid lithographs (including this print) of drawings Roberts made during his 1838-9 journeys to Egypt and the Holy Land, which were received with widespread enthusiasm when they appeared in 1842-9. “Roberts’ Holy Land was one of the most important and elaborate ventures of nineteenth-century publishing… Haghe’s skillful and delicate lithography, and his faithful interpretation of Roberts’ draughtsmanship and dramatic sense, combine in what are undoubtedly remarkable examples of… lithographic works… one feels that the colossal subjects and broad vistas were ideally suited to Roberts’ talent” (Abbey, 341). Slight chipping and soiling to edges of mount. Print in fine condition. Exceptional hand-colored lithograph from the most famous and desirable work on the Holy Land.

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        Geschichte des Feldzuges von 1814 in dem östlichen und nördlichen Frankreich bis zur Einnahme von Paris. Band 1 und 2

      Ernst Siegfried Mittler, Berlin Posen Bromberg 1842 - Halbleder Bei beiden Bänden ist der Einband in Maßen berieben und bestoßen, der goldgeprägte Lederrücken ist ebenfalls berieben und an den Kapitalen deutlich bestoßen. Gemusterter Schnitt bei beiden Bänden oben gedunkelt. Band 1 (XIV + 626) Einkleber im Innendeckel (Militärgeschichtliche Institutsbibliothek), diverse handschriftliche Vermerke auf den Vorsatz- und der Titelseite, Titel außerdem mit 4 Bibliotheksstempeln (u.a. Deutsche Karlsuniverität Prag, Militärbibliothek Halle a.S., Milität-Bibliothek Prag). Weitere kleine Stempel auf einigen Seiten und der Karte im Anhang. Schmutztitel leicht eingerissen und fingerfleckig. Die Seiten sind gut, kaum gebräunt oder stockfleckig, mit allenfalls kleinen Gebrauchsspuren. Sehr solide gebunden. Große gefaltete Übersichtskarte im Anhang, gering eingerissen, sonst sehr schön. Der auf dem Titel genannte Plan fehlt. Band 2 (XII + 598 Einkleber im Innendeckel (Militärgeschichtliche Institutsbibliothek), diverse handschriftliche Vermerke auf den Vorsatz- und der Titelseite, Titel außerdem mit 4 Bibliotheksstempeln (u.a. Deutsche Karlsuniverität Prag, Militärbibliothek Halle a.S., Milität-Bibliothek Prag). Weitere kleine Stempel auf einigen Seiten und den Plänen im Anhang. Die Seiten sind gut, kaum gebräunt oder stockfleckig, mit allenfalls kleinen Gebrauchsspuren. Ca. 20 Seiten mit erträglichen An- / Unterstreichungen überwiegend mit Bleistift, einige Seiten auch mit Buntstift. Sehr solide gebunden. 2 (von 3) Faltpläne im Anhang, in schönem Zustand. Die Schlacht bei Paris, auch Schlacht auf dem Montmartre, fand am 30. März 1814 östlich von Paris statt. Sie war die letzte Schlacht des Winterfeldzuges 1814, aber nicht die letzte Schlacht der Napoleonischen Kriege. Im Ergebnis führte sie zur Besetzung von Paris durch die Koalitionsarmee am 31. März 1814 und zur Abdankung Napoleons. (Quelle: Wikipedia) Sprache: de ca. 21,8 x 13 cm [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Dog-Sledges of the Mandan Indians

      Paris, Coblenz and London, 1842. Hand-coloured aquatint engraving by Hürlimann after Bodmer, blindstamp. Bodmer painted this scene during the winter of 1833-4 which he and Prince Maximilian spent at Fort Clark, between the Knife and Heart Rivers in the territory of the Mandans and the Hidatsas. The Mandans had two sites for their main villages: one occupied in the winter, the second in the summer. The scene depicted was probably executed in February when the move from the winter village began. The sledge was constructed from two long flat boards laced together lengthwise with thongs, four slender crossbars provided stability. The front end was bent upwards and secured in place to the body of the sledge by stout leather cords. Dogs were the preferred beast-of-burden over horses as they were lighter (over thin ice and the snow-crust) and apparently had more stamina. Karl Bodmer's images show great versatility and technical virtuosity and give us a uniquely accomplished and detailed picture of a previously little understood (and soon to vanish) way of life. Swiss-born Bodmer was engaged by Prince Maximilian zu Wied-Neuwied (1782-1867) specifically to provide a record of his travels in North America, principally among the Plains Indians. In the company of David Dreidoppel (Prince Maximilian's servant and hunting companion), their travels in North America were to last from 1832 to 1834. Well-armed with information and advice, the party finally left St.Louis, on the most important stage of their travels, aboard the steamer Yellow Stone on April 10 1833. They proceeded up the treacherous Missouri River along the line of forts established by the American Fur Company. At Bellevue they encountered their first Indians, then went on to make contact with the Sioux tribe, learning of and recording their little known ceremonial dances and powerful pride and dignity. Transferring from the Yellow Stone to another steamer, the Assiniboin, they continued to Fort Clark, visiting there the Mandan, Mintari and Crow tribes, then the Assiniboins at Fort Union, the main base of the American Fur Company. On a necessarily much smaller vessel they journeyed through the extraordinary geological scenery of that section of the Missouri to Fort Mackenzie in Montana, establishing a cautious friendship with the fearsome Blackfeet. From this, the westernmost point reached, it was considered too dangerous to continue and the return journey downstream began. The winter brought its own difficulties and discomforts, but Bodmer was still able to execute numerous studies of villages, dances and especially the people, who were often both intrigued and delighted by his work. The portraits are particularly notable for their capturing of individual personalities, as well as forming a primary account of what were to become virtually lost cultures. Graff 4648; Howes M443a; Pilling 2521; Sabin 47014; Wagner-Camp 76:1.

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        Traité de cristallographie

      1842 - XV-208 pages, 12 planches Paris, Bachelier, 1842, in-8, XV-208 pages, 12 planches dépliantes représentant des structures de cristaux. Exemplaire interfolié, broché, couverture factice, titre manuscrit en tête du dos, double emboîtage moderne, Première édition française, traduite par le minéralogiste Henri Hureau de Senarmont (1808-1862), de A Treatise on Crystallography de William Hallowes Miller (1801-1880). Exemplaire personnel du traducteur, comprenant un envoi autographe de l'auteur à son adresse, rédigé en deuxième de couverture (envoi masqué par un papier de garde contrecollé ultérieurement par dessus). Il provient de la collection du minéralogiste et chimiste Charles Friedel (1832-1899). Entièrement interfolié et très abondamment annoté par les deux spécialistes. L'un d'eux, probablement Friedel, a placé une note en tête d'ouvrage : "exemplaire interfolié, avec des corrections et des annotations dont plusieurs pourraient trouver place dans une seconde édition". On distingue trois encres (rouge, turquoise et brune), une mine de plomb, ainsi que deux écritures ; l'une est probablement de Sernamont, l'autre de Charles Friedel. L'encre rouge semble être la plus ancienne : elle est concentrée sur le texte imprimé et concerne des fautes ponctuelles. Ces corrections sont parfois reprises à l'encre brune ou biffées en turquoise avec un nouveau texte sur le feuillet interfolié. Les ajouts sur les feuillets interfoliés sont de plus en plus conséquents, au fur et à mesure que l'on avance dans l'ouvrage. Il reste cependant difficile d'attribuer distinctement les notes à une main plus qu'à une autre. Cet exemplaire exceptionnel pourrait donner lieu, encore aujourd'hui, à une nouvelle édition de ce grand texte de la cristallographie. L'ouvrage, publié en anglais en 1839, ne connut pas d'autre édition. Miller (1801-1880) en publia un abrégé, A tract on crystallography, en 1863. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Selections from the Private Correspondence of Lt. Col James Outram

      London: JC Bridgewater, 1842. First Edition. Soft cover. VG+. with the undermentioned persons connected with the late operations in Afghanistan from the commencement of the revolt in November 1842 to the final evacuation of that country by the British troops in October 1842. Correspondence men such as R. Shakespeare, Major Rawlinson, Capt. Durand, J. Willoughbu Capt. Lawrence. 105 pages in 3 sections. Lengthy correspondence about the British involvement in Afghanistan. Original plain wrappers housed in a half leather folding clamshell box. Marbled boards. Gilt title: Outram's Afghanistan correspondence.

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        LIFE AS IT IS; OR MATTERS AND THINGS IN GENERAL: CONTAINING, AMONGST OTHER THINGS, HISTORICAL SKETCHES OF THE EXPLORATION AND FIRST SETTLEMENT OF THE STATE OF TENNESSEE; MANNERS AND CUSTOMS OF THE INHABITANTS; THEIR WARS WITH THE INDIANS; BATTLE OF KING'S MOUNTAIN; HISTORY OF THE HARPS, (TWO NOTED MURDERERS)

      Knoxville: James Williams, 1842.. 256pp. Original brown cloth, printed paper label. Light wear and soiling, cloth worn on front hinge, corners lightly bumped. Later ownership inscriptions on front endpapers. Minor foxing. Very good, in a half morocco case. A most important book, recording in detail the history of conflict between the settlers in Tennessee and the Indians, from 1690 to date, including accounts of massacres, captivities, and depredations, the Cherokee war, Blount's campaign, the effects of lack of federal military aid for the inhabitants during the wars with Britain, etc. Breazeale continues with a general history of Tennessee, an account of his expectations for future prospects, and a full chapter devoted to the notorious Harpes. "Deserves a place in every Tennessee historical library" - Horn. Seldom offered for sale in decent condition, this copy in especially nice contemporary condition. HOWES B741, "aa." AII (TENNESSEE) 44. ALLEN, TENNESSEE IMPRINTS 1850. SABIN 7651. STREETER SALE 1670. SOME TENNESSEE RARITIES 39. HORN, TWENTY TENNESSEE BOOKS 9.

      [Bookseller: William Reese Company - Americana]
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        Life As It Is; or, Matters and Things in General; Containing amongst Other Things, Historical Sketches of the Exploration and First Settlement of the State of Tennessee; Manners and Customs of the Inhabitants; Their Wars with the Indians; Battle of King's Mountain; History of the Harps, (Two Noted Murderers;) a Satirical Burlesque upon the Practice of Electioneering; Legislative, Judicial, and Ecclesiastical Incidents; Descriptions of Natural Curiosities; a Collection of Anecdotes, &c.

      Knoxville, (TN): Printed by James Williams, , 1842. First edition. Small 8vo. 256 pp. Howes B-741 ("aa"). Sabin 7651. American Imprints 42-718. Allen Imprints 1850. Allen Some Tennessee Rarities 39. Horn Twenty Tennessee Books 9: "Succinct and graphic sketch of the history of Tennessee to the time of its writing. a particularly entertaining and enlightening account of all phases of day-by-day life of the early pioneers of the state. Chiefly known and valued for its detailed story of the almost incredibly atrocious depredations of the noted outlaws, Micajah and Wiley Harp, who terrorized the dwellers in the early settlements and the travelers on the Natchez Trace and other lonesome roads." Streeter sale 1670 ($800). Old historical society stamp on title page, shadow of label removal at base of spine, some light foxing, one leaf damaged in printing and binding (affecting several words), else a fine copy in its original state. Original cloth-backed plain boards, printed paper spine label. (#5837)

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        Das Grossherzogthum Baden in malerischen Original-Ansichten in Stahl gest. von Joh. Oppel und andern. Begleitet von einem historisch topographischen Text.

      Darmstadt, G. G. Lange 1842 - 157 Stahlst., LXXVI, 456, 16 S. brauner Halblederband der Zeit mit Goldpräg. bestossen und berieben, die Tafeln teils etwas wasserrandig und stockfl. , fünf Tafeln (Karlsruhe (5) und Frankfurt (1) ) mit stärkeren Randläsuren und gebräunt, Zwei Titelblätter: Eins ohne Abb. mit der Jahreszahl 1850, das andere mit Abb. und der Jahreszahl 1850. +++Antiquariat seit über 25 Jahren+++ [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Der ANTIQUAR in LAHR, Werner Engelmann]
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        Niagara Falls

      Paris, Coblenz and London, 1842. Aquatint engraving by Lucas Weber after Bodmer, proof on india paper mounted, blindstamp, issue with no date at end of English imprint. Some light soiling, trimmed to within plate mark. A rare India proof of one of the greatest landscape images to result from the Bodmer and Prince Maximilian's expedition to America's "Interior Parts." Bodmer saw the Falls for the first time on June 28, 1834 and was clearly inspired by the scenic splendor of one of the great natural wonders of the world. The travelers had reached the Falls towards the end of their expedition. Leaving Vincennes, Indiana, on about June 11th, they had traveled east, arriving on the Ohio opposite Louisville, Kentucky. Here they took ship for Cincinnati and Portsmouth following the route of the Ohio Canal along the Scioto River north to Cleveland on Lake Erie. From there they took a steamboat to Buffalo, New York. Niagara Falls remained a favorite subject of artists throughout the first half of the nineteenth century, but the present representation is arguably the finest to appear in print. Karl Bodmer's images show great versatility and technical virtuosity and give us a uniquely accomplished and detailed picture of a previously little understood (and soon to vanish) way of life. Swiss-born Bodmer was engaged by Prince Maximilian zu Wied-Neuwied (1782-1867) specifically to provide a record of his travels in North America, principally among the Plains Indians. David Dreidoppel (Prince Maximilian's servant and hunting companion) accompanied the men on their travels in North America, which lasted from 1832 to 1834. Well-armed with information and advice, the party finally left St. Louis, on the most important stage of their travels, aboard the steamer Yellow Stone on April 10, 1833. They proceeded up the treacherous Missouri River along the line of forts established by the American Fur Company. At Bellevue they encountered their first Indians, then went on to make contact with the Sioux tribe, learning of and recording their little known ceremonial dances and powerful pride and dignity. Transferring from the Yellow Stone to another steamer, the Assiniboin, they continued to Fort Clark, visiting there the Mandan, Mintari, and Crow tribes, then the Assiniboins at Fort Union, the main base of the American Fur Company. On a necessarily much smaller vessel they journeyed through the extraordinary geological scenery of that section of the Missouri to Fort Mackenzie in Montana, establishing a cautious friendship with the fearsome Blackfeet. From this, the westernmost point reached, it was considered too dangerous to continue and the return journey downstream began. The winter brought its own difficulties and discomforts, but Bodmer was still able to execute numerous studies of the villages, dances and especially the people, who were often both intrigued and delighted by his work. The portraits are particularly notable for their capturing of individual personalities, as well as for forming a primary account of what were to become virtually lost cultures. Graff 4648; Howes M443a; Pilling 2521; Sabin 47014; Wagner-Camp 76:1.

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        Album esposizione di belle arti in Milano (anno VI.), dedicato Al Nobilissimo Signor Duca Antonio Litta Visconti Arese.

      Milano, Carlo Canadelli (1842). 4°. Gold u. blau lithogr. Titelbl., 4 Bll., 152 S. Mit 16 gest. Tafeln, davon 5 in Aquatinta, neuer brauner Moiréseidenband, Kopfgoldschnitt, die Stiche zeigen histor. Szenen u. Reproduktionen, die Aquatintas italienische Veduten. Anthologie mit Originalbeiträgen zeitgenöss. italienischer Autoren. Versand D: 15,00 EUR Literatur, Italienische, 19. Jhdt., Alben, Ansichtenwerke,

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Löcker]
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