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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]

      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". The ten works bound in one volume, modern plain wraps, somewhat strained, but quite sound, clean and usable; the Taussig copies. Ordered, by The House of Commons, to be printed [imprints vary], London, 1842-45.

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        Interior of the Hut of a Mandan Chief

      Paris, Coblentz and London, 1842. Hand-coloured aquatint engraving by Desmadryl after Bodmer. As well as being a beautifully composed view of the interior of this Mandan lodge, this is also one of the most ethnographically important of all Bodmer's images. An outstanding example of his careful rendering of every detail of the everyday life of the Mandan Tribe. The lodge was the home of Dipäuch, a respected elder of the Tribe, who gave Prince Maximilian much information about the history and beliefs of his people. The sketch was made over a period of several months at Mih-Tutta-Hand-Kusch from early December 1833 to mid-April 1834. This image has been much reproduced since as perhaps the most accurate extant depiction, taken from life, of the domestic arrangements of the Plains Indians. 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 was to become virtually lost cultures. Graff 4648; Howes M443a; Pilling 2521; Sabin 47014; Wagner-Camp 76:1.

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        La Guienne historique et monumentale EDITION ORIGINALE

      Bordeaux: Imp. de P. Coudert, 1842. Fine. Imp. de P. Coudert, Bordeaux 1842-1844, 20x29,5cm, 4 volumes reliés en 2. - First Edition. Bound in half navy shagreen, smooth back with traces of friction decorated with arabesques and romantic double gilt, upper caps threadbare, flat marbled, endpapers and contreplats of handmade paper, some snags without too much gravity on cuts, bindings of the time. Illustrated book of 287 boards inset with 3 colors. Some spots. Rare. --- Please note that the translation in english is done automatically, we apologize if the formulas are inaccurate. Contact us for any information! - [FRENCH VERSION FOLLOWS] Edition originale. Reliure en demi chagrin marine, dos lisses comportant des traces de frottements ornés d'arabesques romantiques ainsi que de doubles filets dorés, coiffes supérieures élimées, plats de papier marbré, gardes et contreplats de papier à la cuve, quelques accrocs sans trop de gravité sur les coupes, reliures de l'époque. Ouvrage illustré de 287 planches hors-texte dont 3 en couleurs.Quelques rousseurs.Rare.

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        Scènes de la vie privée et publique des animaux EDITION ORIGINALE

      Paris: Hetzel et Paulin, 1842. Fine. Hetzel et Paulin, Paris 1842, in 4 (18x26,5cm), 2 tomes en 2 volumes reliés. - First edition, beautifully sketched and illustrated inset 201 and 120 vignettes by Grandville. Antique bookbinding half fir green shagreen. Back smooth decorated with rockeries irons mirror, tail wheel. title and volume number gilded. Friction. 3 notebooks emerged slightly in volume 2 (pinning a little loose). Beautiful copy, very fresh, almost free of foxing (a few scattered spots). No need to introduce this famous publication, contemporary society's satire of the Second Empire, whose company is due to Hetzel, who under the pseudonym Stahl signed several texts, and commissioned texts Balzac, Musset, Sand, The bedollière ... The last chapter recounts the imprisonment of various writers that one can see in different locations garden plants. One of the great works of imagination of Grandville, full of verve and imagination. - [FRENCH VERSION FOLLOWS] Edition originale, admirablement croquée et illustrée de 201 hors-texte et 120 vignettes par Grandville. Reliure d'époque en demi chagrin noir, à plats de papier vert sapin. Dos lisse orné de fers rocailles en miroir, roulette en queue. titre et tomaison dorés. Légers frottements d'usage. 3 cahiers légèrement ressortis au tome 2 (brochage un peu plus lache). Bel exemplaire, bien frais, quasi exempt de rousseurs (quelques rares rousseurs éparses). On ne présente plus cette publication célèbre, satire de la société contemporaine du second empire, dont l'entreprise est dû à Hetzel, qui sous le pseudonyme de Stahl a signé plusieurs textes, et qui a commandé des textes à Balzac, Musset, Sand, La bedollière... Le dernier chapitre raconte l'emprisonnement des différents écrivains que l'on peut voir dans différents emplacements au jardin des plantes. Une des grandes oeuvres d'imagination de Grandville, pleine de verve et de fantaisie.

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        Naturgetreue Abbildungen der vorzüglichsten essbaren, giftigen und verdächtigen Pilze

      Pietzsch, Dresden 1842 - Naturgetreue Abbildungen der vorzüglichsten essbaren, giftigen und verdächtigen Pilze, mit besonderer Rücksicht auf die verschiedenen Altersstufen von der ersten Entwicklung bis zum ausgebildeten Wachsthume. Nach eigenen Beobachtungen gezeichnet und beschrieben von Carl Aug. Friedr. Harzer. - Dresden : Pietzsch, 1842. - IV, 136 S., 4 Bl., 80 Taf. (kol. Lithogr.) mit 1 Erläuterungstafel (Lithogr.). 31,5 x 25 cm. Goldgeprägter Halblederband d. Zt. /Seiten und Tafeln gebräunt, meist fingerfleckig, wenig stockfleckig, Ränder der Tafeln mitunter angeschmutzt, davon einige mit Randläsuren, fast ausradierter Sammlungsstempel auf Titel, Bindung restauriert/ [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Le Jardin des Plantes.Description Complete, Historique et Pittoresque du Museum d'Histoire Naturelle, de la Menagerie, des Serres, des Galleries de Mineralogie et d'Anatomie, et de la Vallee Suisse...Oiseaux, Reptiles, Poissons, Insectes et Crustaces.

      Paris: L.Curmer, 1842-43 2 vols in 8, Rel. demi-cuir, plats percaline embosses, dorures xxiv,416p., 664p., Abondamment illustré de gravures sur acier et sur bois, dont 33 planches aquarellées, plans dépliants, portraits, taches de rousseurs clairsemées.

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        Oeuvres complètes de H de Balzac EDITION ORIGINALE

      Paris: Furne, Dubochet, Hetzel, Paulin|puisAlexandre Houssiaux, 1842. Fine. Furne, Dubochet, Hetzel, Paulin puisAlexandre Houssiaux, Paris 1842-1855, 14,5x22cm, 20 volumes reliés. - New edition of the complete works of the author. Binders half grief fir back on four bands set with gold threads adorned with golden double boxes decorated with floral golden dishes marbled paper, some corners bumped, some slight snags on some cuts, guards and contreplats of handmade paper, bindings of the time. All adorned with 43 full-page plates by the best artists of the time including Bertall, Daumier, Gavarni, Johannot, Nanteuil and illustrations in-text. Some minor foxing. Beautiful set nicely established contemporary binding. - [FRENCH VERSION FOLLOWS] Première édition collective sous le titre d'oeuvres, présentant, en même temps que nombre de textes en édition originale, une nouvelle version de la Comédie humaine, revue, remaniée par Balzac. Première édition illustrée. Reliures en demi chagrin vert, dos à quatre nerfs sertis de filets dorés ornés de doubles caissons estampés à froid, plats de papier à la colle, gardes et contreplats de papier à la cuve, reliures de l'époque. Des rousseurs. Ensemble complet des 152 planches hors-texte par les meilleurs artistes de l'époque dont Bertall, Daumier, Gavarni, Johannot, Nanteuil ainsi que d'illustrations in-texte. Autant de raisons pour insister sur l'intérêt de cette édition, l'un des plus importantes de la littérature française. Ayant eu une existence agitée, confuse, plusieurs fois rééditée à un grand nombre d'exemplaires, elle est fort rare sous sa première forme, et, sous cette première forme, plus rare encore en reliures uniformes d'époque qu'en reliures modernes avec les couvertures conservées. (Cf Clouzot) Voici la liste de ces volumes à la date de leur premier tirage, accompagnés de la mention des textes qui y paraissent en édition originale et des figures qu'ils possédent :  Tome I : 1842. Edition originale d'Albert Savarus et de la Fausse maîtresse. 8 figures dont le portrait de Balzac. Tome II : 1842. Edition originale d'Autre étude de femme. 8 figures Tome III : 1842. 8 figures. Tome IV : 1845. 8 figures. Tome V : 1843. 8 figures Tome VI : 1843. 8 figures Tome VII : 1844. 8 figures Tome VIII : 1843. Edition originale de la dernière partie des Illusions perdues. 8 figures Tome IX : 1843. 8 figures. Tome X : 1844. 8 figures Tome XI : 1844. 8 figures Tome XII : 1846. Edition originale de la dernière partie de Splendeurs et misères des courtisanes, d'Une esquisse d'homme d'affaires, de l'Envers de l'histoire contemporaine (1ère partie) de Gaudissart IIn et des Comédiens sans le savoir. 6 figures. Tome XIII : 1845. Les 6 figures ont été reliée à la fin du tome XX avec lequel elles ont été livrées. Tome XIV : 1845. 10 figures Tome XV : 1845. 6 figures Tome XVI : 1846. 6 figures Tome XVII : 1848. 5 figures, qui manquent très souvent, n'ayant été livrées que postérieurement. L'ouvrage ne devait primitivement comporter que 17 volumes, mais l'éditeur Houssiaux, prenant la suite des éditeurs précédents, les compléta par trois derniers volumes : Tome XVIII : 1855. 16 figures. Tome XIX : 1855. 4 figures Tome XX : 1855. 5 figures ( et les 6 figures du tome XIII). Bel et rare exemplaire en reliure uniforme du temps (vers 1855) comportant la totalité des figures dénombrées par Clouzot.

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        Napoléon en Egypte Waterloo et le fils de l'homme & §BELLANGE#Hyacinthe§§

      Paris: Ernest Bourdin, 1842. Fine. Ernest Bourdin, Paris s.d. (1842), 17,5x27cm, relié. - New edition illustrated first printing of 17 prints inset on China, many vignettes in-text by Horace Vernet and Hyacinthe Bellangé and typographical ornaments designed by Fréart. Full binding green shagreen, back with five nerves set with ornate golden torsacés nets triple golden boxes decorated with golden typographical reasons, on castors golden headdresses, dodécuples nets gilded frame and black on paper plates decorated spandrels typographic designs gilded frame of a golden lace on contreplats, guards and contreplats of handmade paper, double nets gilded on the cuts, all edges gilt, perfect contemporary binding signed by Bauzonnet-Trautz. Rare foxinges without gravity. Pleasant copy set in a charming romantic contemporary binding of Bauzonnet-Trautz. - [FRENCH VERSION FOLLOWS] Nouvelle édition illustrée en premier tirage de 17 gravures hors-texte sur Chine, de nombreuses vignettes in-texte par Horace Vernet et Hyacinthe Bellangé ainsi que d'ornements typographiques dessinés par Fréart. Reliure en plein chagrin vert, dos à cinq nerfs sertis de filets torsacés dorés orné de triples caissons dorés agrémentés de motifs typographiques dorés, roulettes dorées sur les coiffes, encadrement de dodécuples filets dorés et noirs sur les plats de papier décorés en écoinçons de motifs typographiques dorés, encadrement d'une dentelle dorée sur les contreplats, gardes et contreplats de papier à la cuve, doubles filets dorés sur les coupes, toutes tranches dorées, parfaite reliure de l'époque signée par Bauzonnet-Trautz. Rares rousseurs sans gravité. Agréable exemplaire établi dans une charmante reliure romantique de l'époque de Bauzonnet-Trautz.

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        Traité de physique considérée dans ses rapports avec la chimie et les sciences naturelles

      1842. relié. Bon état. Firmin Didot, Paris, 1842. 2 volumes In/8 demi toile granitée, tome 1 : 544 p. et 6 planches dépliantes, tome 2 : 651 p. 7 planches depliantes. Dos insolés.

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        Ursule Mirouët EDITION ORIGINALE

      Paris: Hippolyte Souverain, 1842. Fine. Hippolyte Souverain, Paris 1842, 13x21cm, 2 volumes reliés. - First Edition rare. Binders half navy calf, flat spines decorated clarified quadruple threads and golden jewels, gold headers and tails, marbled paper plates, guards and contreplats paper bowl, sprinkled edges, elegant romantic bindings then strips . A little lack marginal and without injury to the text at the bottom of page 201 of the second volume, the first pages of the two volumes and the last of the first have been raised, printed pads bookbinder and bookseller on the title pages, copy washed. Nice and rare copy prepared in pretty contemporary binding, this book Honore de Balzac considered the masterpiece painting of manners. --- Please note that the translation in english is done automatically, we apologize if the formulas are inaccurate. Contact us for any information! - [FRENCH VERSION FOLLOWS] Edition originale rare. Reliures en demi veau marine, dos lisses éclaircis ornés de quadruples filets et de fleurons dorés, frises dorées en têtes et en queues, plats de papier marbré, gardes et contreplats de papier à la cuve, tranches mouchetées, élégantes reliures romantiques de l'époque. Un petit manque marginal et sans atteinte au texte en pied de la page 201 du second volume, les premiers feuillets des deux volumes ainsi que les derniers du premier ont été remontés, tampons imprimés de libraire-relieur sur les pages de titre, exemplaire lavé. Agréable et rare exemplaire, établi en joli reliure de l'époque, de cet ouvrage qu'Honoré de Balzac considérait comme le chef-d'oeuvre de la peinture de moeurs.

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        Letters and notes on the manners, customs, and condition of the North American Indians. Written during eight years' travel amongst the wildest tribes of indians in North America. In 1832, 33, 34, 35, 36, 37, 38 and 39.

      New-York Wiley and Putnam 1842 - 2. edit. 2 Vol. with 400 Illustrations, carefully engraved from his original paintings. gr.8°. VIII,264,VIII,266 S. mod. Halbleder im Stil d. Zt. Ursprünglich vom Buchbinder genadelt, d.h. d. Faden ist auf einigen Seiten innen sichtbar, sonst gutes, saubere Exemplar. 1.100 gr. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Morning Line for Albany. From the Steamboat Pier, Foot of Barclay-Street. Passage $1 50. The Low-Pressure Steamboat ALBANY, Capt. J.G. Jenkins

      New York:. 1842.. A decorative broadside advertising "The ALBANY". The fare is listed at a $1.50 - in 1825, under the Livingston-Fulton monopoly of the Hudson River, it had been $4 or more. The monopoly was dissolved in 1824 following the landmark Gibbons v. Ogden Supreme Court case, opening New York waters to all competitive steam navigation companies. In 1819 there were only nine steamboats in operation on the Hudson River; by 1840, customers could choose from more than 100 in service. This Steamboat and Captain were advertised in the press of the 1840s as paired with Captain Gorham of the "Troy". Captain Jenkins had a long career, working on the Philadelphia route in the 1820s and there followed a long career on the Hudson. The captain's names seem to be invoked as a reassurance for the traveling public, as there were often fires on the steamboats. The worst disaster was to arrive 10 years later in 1852, when the "Henry Clay" burned south of Yonkers, killing many notables, including Andrew Jackson Downing, the architect & landscape designer. 9 3/4 x 10 1/2", a sml. circular hole punched at the top edge, trimmed a little close on the right side with slt. loss, a little marked.. Handwritten in pen at bottom "Friday April 15th" [1842]; with a starboard view of sidewheel steamer ALBANY. A handsome piece.

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      Paris: Charpentier, 1842. Fine. Charpentier, Paris 1842, 11x18cm, relié. - First edition in this choice-12 prepared by Sainte-Beuve. Binding half sheepskin bronze back with four ornate nerves nets and dotted golden piece of chocolate as shagreen, contemporary binding. Few small minor foxing. --- Please note that the translation in english is done automatically, we apologize if the formulas are inaccurate. Contact us for any information! - [FRENCH VERSION FOLLOWS] Première édition in-12 de ce choix établi par Sainte-Beuve. Reliure en demi basane bronze, dos à quatre nerfs orné de filets et de pointillés dorés, pièce de titre de chagrin chocolat, reliure de l'époque. Quelques rares petites rousseurs sans gravité.

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        Theologicae institutiones cum recta naturali ratione ut plurimum consociatae opera et studio A. R. P. Cherubini a Palma inter min. obser. prov. Naepolis lectoris jubilati. Tomus primus (-sextus).

      Ex tip. Cajetani Reale, Napoli. 1842 - 6 voll. in 8. pp. 180; 320; 276; 334; 198; 396. Esemplare interamente stampato su carta gialla. Curiosa legatura in p. pl. verde, con fregi diversi in ogni volume, a secco e in oro ai piatti e al d. perlopiu' di gusto neogotico con impressioni alla cattedrale. ITA

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        Mémorial de Sainte-Hélène Suivi de Napoléon dans l'exil par MM O'Méara e

      Paris: Ernest Bourdin, 1842. Fine. Ernest Bourdin, Paris 1842, 17,5x26,5cm, 2 volumes reliés. - Edition illustrated with 29 engravings on wood and shot on chine collé, 2 headpieces, 2 cards and numerous woodcut vignettes in the text, all from drawings of Charlet, sometimes Horace Vernet and Auguste Sandoz. First printing. Publishers'Full binding blue cardboard weapons signed Boutigny, back smooth decorated a tree and a golden eagle, boards richly decorated weapons triple cold supervisory net, large golden plate decorated center of Arms and numbers on a full of bees, all edges gilt. Lack the wheel slip indicated by Carteret for placement prints. Slight foxing. Small scratch on a cap. - [FRENCH VERSION FOLLOWS] Edition illustrée de 29 planches gravées sur bois et tirées sur chine collé, dont 2 frontispices, 2 cartes et de très nombreuses vignettes gravées sur bois dans le texte, le tout d'après des dessins de Charlet, quelquefois d'Horace Vernet et d'Auguste Sandoz. Premier tirage. Reliure de l'éditeur en plein cartonnage bleu aux armes signée Boutigny, dos lisses ornés d'un arbre et d'un aigle dorés, plats aux armes richement décorés d'un triple filet d'encadrement à froid, grande plaque dorée au centre ornée d'armoiries et de chiffres sur un semé d'abeilles, toutes tranches dorées. Manque le feuillet volant indiqué par Carteret pour le placement des gravures. Légères rousseurs. Petit accroc à une coiffe.

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        Les Poésies publiées sur le manuscrit original de la Bibliothèque de Greno

      Paris: J. Belin-Leprieur et Colomb de Batines, 1842. Fine. J. Belin-Leprieur et Colomb de Batines, Paris 1842, 14,5x22,5cm, relié. - first edition largely established by Aimé Champollion-Figeac, it is the first complete and the second after that of Grenoble, 1803. Copy on large vellum. Contemporary binding in blue morocco night at half corners Capé signed back with four nerves decorated with nets and florets with golden fleur de lys Library Joseph Fox (1884, 394), with its engraved bookplate - [FRENCH VERSION FOLLOWS] Édition en grande partie originale établie par Aimé Champollion-Figeac, elle est la première complète et la seconde après celle de Grenoble, 1803. Exemplaire sur grand papier vélin. Reliure de l'époque en demi maroquin bleu nuit à coins, signée Capé, dos à quatre nerfs orné de filets et de fleurons à fleur de lys dorés, double filet doré sur les contreplats de papier à la cuve, tête dorée sur témoins. Quelques infimes frottements sur les coins, sinon bel exemplaire. De la bibliothèque Joseph Renard (1884, n°394), avec son ex-libris gravé.

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        Le feste genovesi per le faustissime nozze di S.A.R. Vittorio Emanuele Duca di Savoia con S.A.I e R. Maria Adelaide Arciduchessa d'Austra

      Tipografia d'A. Ponthenier e Figlj, Genova 1842 - In-4 gr. (cm. 32,5), pp. 76, (4, di cui una d'errata). Con 10 tavole litografiche fuori testo tavole in litografia eseguite da Ponthenier da ottimi disegni di Danielli, Cambiaso, Isola e Caorsi raffiguranti lluminarie approntate in città e sul mare, la regata, il Palazzo Cambiaso (con lilluminazione studiata da Giuseppe Rocca) ed altri elementi posti in essere per l'avvenimento. Legatura originale in percalle a fiori blu, dorso e angoli in tela. Un leggero alone sulle prime carte, a degradare, veramente ottimo per il resto. Bibliografia: Manno VI, 28027. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Londres et les Anglais EDITION ORIGINALE

      Paris: Gustave Barba, 1842. Fine. Gustave Barba, Paris s.d.[1842], 19,5x29cm, relié. - First edition, first printing of illustration, featuring a vignette on the title, a portrait and 23 inset plates engraved on wood by Gavarni. Contemporary binding in half morocco eggplant wedges, signed Carayon, back with five nerves nfaux ornate boxes, nets and gilded florets, wrappers and back preserved and bound in.   - [FRENCH VERSION FOLLOWS] Édition originale et premier tirage de l'illustration, comportant une vignette sur le titre, un portrait et 23 planches hors texte gravés sur bois d'après Gavarni. Reliure de l'époque en demi maroquin aubergine à coins, signée Carayon, dos à cinq nfaux nerfs richement orné de caissons, filets et fleurons dorés, couvertures et dos conservés. Quelques épidermures et deux coins très légèrement émoussés, sinon bon exemplaire à toutes marges.  

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        The Country Spectator. Gainsborough: printed by Messrs. Mozley and Co.; and sold by Todd, York; Tessyman, Do.; Whitaker, Beverley; Brown, Hull; Sheardown, Doncaster; Taylor, Retford; Messrs. Allen and Ridge, Newark; Allin, Grantham; Brook, Lincoln; Burbage, Nottingham; Shearlown, Louth; Greenwood, Leeds; Gales, Sheffield; Newcomb, Stamford; and other country booksellers. [Price twopence]>

      1792. 8vo., (2) + 266pp., comprising all 33 issues and including the half-title, with a bold ink inscription on title page ('Job Lousley's book Hampstead Norris Berks 1842. Curious periodical in 33 numbers all that was published very scarce>'), well bound in early / mid-20th century cloth-backed boards, the spine simply labelled. An excellent, crisp, copy. Privately printed and rare with no mention of London in the imprint. See Times Handlist,> pp.220. Ward, W.S. Index of serials,> p.38. NCBEL, II: 1289. And NCBEL, II: 1348. Originally issued in wrappers, not present in our copy, however. The periodical was edited (and originated) by Thomas Fanshawe Middleton, with contributions from the Rev. D.H. Urquhart, the Rev. G. Smith and James Stovin. A note on the wrapper (cited by ESTC) suggests that the Country Spectator> was 'intended chiefly to illustrate the manners, characters and amusements, exhibited in rural life'. Each of the issues has a coherent theme and is indexed accordingly. These themes include: No.4. Difficulties peculiar to periodical writers.> No.5. On country news-rooms.> No.10. On country churches. Improper conduct in places of worship.> No.13. On the country imitation of London manners. Project for promoting fashion in the country.> No.15. History of a tradesman, who became an author.> No.19. On the method of distributing medicine in the country.> No.20. Domestic economy in the country disturbed by London visitors.> No.22. The present state of female improvement.> No.24. Two letters on Book Societies in the country.> No.29. Three letters. On pads. On town criers. On country banks.> No.30. On cheap education. the dignity of tutors asserted.>

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        Journal of an exploring tour beyond the Rocky Mountains, under the direction of the A.B.C.F.M. in the years 1835, '36, and '37

      Ithaca, NY: Mack, Andrus, & Woodruff. 12vo (20 cm, 7.9"). 408 pp.; 1 map, 1 plt.. 1842 Third edition: "A description of the geography, geology, climate, productions of the country, and the numbers, manners, and customs of the natives." The Rev. Samuel Parker (1779–1866) accompanied a fur-trading party west into what was then known as either Oregon Country or the Columbia District, under the sponsorship of the American Board of Commissioners for Foreign Missions. Here he describes the voyage (including a brief mention of the Mormons in Missouri), the region's natural history, and the degrees of interest in Christianity expressed by the Native Americans his party encountered — which last was his primary focus. The volume opens with an => oversized, folding map, engraved by M.M. Peabody, which Graff describes as "the earliest map of the Oregon interior with a pretense to accuracy"; includes an account of Parker's => voyage to Hawaii and Tahiti; and closes with a => vocabulary of Indian languages (Nez Perce, Klicatat, Calapooa, and Chenook). The plate depicts "Basaltic Formations on the Columbia River. Publisher's charcoal-colored ribbed cloth, covers with blind-stamped arabesque frame, spine with gilt-stamped title; cloth chipped at spine extremities and front joint, corners rubbed. Mild to moderate foxing. Map with faint spotting, a pinpoint hole at one corner, and one very short tear from inner edge; foxing and soiling, never dark/nasty but present throughout. A comfortably solid copy.

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        Syria, The Holy Land & Asia Minor Illustrated. In a Series of One Hundred and Twenty Views Drawn from Nature by W. H. Bartlett, William Purser, and Thomas Allom. With Descriptions of the Plates by John Carne, Esq. In Three Volumes

      Peter Jackson, Late Fisher, Son & Co. 1842 - 1842 Peter Jackson issue of Syria, The Holy Land & Asia Minor Illustrated. Three volumes complete. 4to. 28 cm. Bound in red textured cloth with elaborate gilt decorations to front, spine and back panels. Gilt titles to spine panels. All edges gilt. Stunning steel engravings throughout after drawings by W. H. Bartlett, William Purser, and Thomas Allom. Includes 120 Near Eastern views, frontis of Mehemet Ali and engraved maps of Asia Minor and Syria - in all, 123 plates, all with tissue guards intact. Inquire for list. Collated and complete as issued. All bindings tight with wear to heads and tails of spine panels. Corners bumped and worn through. Small area of loss to head of Volume III spine panel; 1 1/2" area of loss to tail. Foxing to internals is generally very light, if present at all, and widely scattered. Plates preceding title pages and maps with heavier but moderate foxing. ca. 1896 inscriptions to all ffep's. Odor free. Photographs of or additional information about this item are available on request. All inquiries answered promptly. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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      Chapman & Hall, London 1842 - 2 volumes: [12 (with the 10th page numbered 'xvi')], 308; vii, [1 (blank)], 306, [6] pp. Adverts last 6 pages of Vol. II. 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. Original publisher's reddish-brown vertically-ribbed cloth with a blind decorative floral frame & gilt stamped spine letteri [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Eigenh. Schriftstück mit U. ("Feuchtersleben").

      O. O., 15. [?] IV. 1842.. 1 S. Kl.-4to.. "Kissingen's Quellen wirken erregend auf's Gefäßsystem; der Marienbader-Kreuzbrunn[en] ist das sanfteste und vorzüglichste Mittel gegen Hämorrhoidal-Leiden. Da nun der betreffende Patient, wenigstens so lange ich ihn beobachtete, ohnehin an Gefäß-Aufregung (Blutwallungen) litt, und Hämorrhoiden die Quelle des Uebels waren, so ist: Kissingen unpassend, dagegen: Der Marienbader-Kreuzbrunnen sehr zweckmäßig [...]".

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        Storia delle crociate nuovamente recata in italiano sopra la sesta edizione francese dell'autore grandemente accresciuta e corretta con la biografia del medesimo scritta dal Signor Poujoulat con note dell'autore, dell'Editore francese e / / e del traduttore italiano e con cento incisioni in rame. Vol. I ( - II)

      Batelli e C. 1842-45 In 8, 2 voll., pp. X + 740 + XXXI; 810, con ritratto all'antip. dell'autore inciso da Campantico, una grande carta f.t. pi? volte rip. nel I vol., e un totale di cento incisioni in rame di Gozzini. Lieve mancanza al marg. inf. di due cc. del primo vol. senza compromissione di testo, per il resto esemplare molto buono. con tit. e fregi in oro al d. Storia delle crociate dal 1096 fino alla crociata dei fanciulli del 1212 con numerosi documenti allegati: lettera del patriarca d'Antiochia e degli altri vescovi ai fedeli d'Occidente; lettera di Boemondo figliuolo di Guiscardo, lettera di Dagoberto, lettera de' crociati a Papa Urbano, degli Israeliti in Frncia, in Allemagna, in Inghilterra, in Spagna e in Italia, etc... ITA

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        The Book of Mormon

      Nauvoo, Illinois: Printed by Joseph Smith, 1842. Fourth American edition. [Fifth overall].. Leather bound. Very good. 571 pp. Sextodecimo [14.5 cm]; original brown sheep with red leather title label gilt stamped on the backstrip. Very good. Minor rubbing to extremities of board. Extremities of the red leather label are nicked with small losses. Minor sporadic foxing. Contemporary name in ink on the front free endsheet. A nice copy of this scarce book. The 1842 Book of Mormon was the only edition published in Nauvoo, Illinois (the 1840 states Nauvoo, but was actually printed in Cincinnati by Shepard and Sterns). The book was printed at the Times and Seasons shop under the direction of Joseph Smith, managed by John Taylor and Wilford Woodruff. It is the fifth edition overall, and is the last edition printed during Joseph Smith?'s lifetime, containing the Prophet's final corrections.1842 was the year that Joseph Smith (1805-1844) was elected Mayor of Nauvoo. This was the last official American edition of the Book of Mormon until Brigham Young published the 1871 edition in Salt Lake City. Copies of this 1842 edition are quite difficult to obtain. Bibliographer Peter Crawley states, "How many copies comprised this run is not known, but it must have been a small number, given the relative scarcity of the 1842 Book of Mormon today." Crawley 159. Flake/Draper 599. Auerbach 1174. Bibliotheca Scallawagiana 233. Sabin 83042. Graff 710.

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        The Life of Augustus Viscount Keppel, Admiral Of The White And First Lord Of The Admiralty In 1782-3

      London: Henry Colburn,, 1842. 2 volumes, octavo (216 × 1345). Near contemporary calf, tan and red morocco labels, spine gilt in compartments, double fillet gilt panels to the boards and foliate gilt roll to the edges, marbled edges and endpapers. Engraved portrait frontispiece by Freeman after Reynolds, table to the text. Half-titles bound in. Eton leaving inscription (dated 1863) on a preliminary blank, inscribed "J de Grey" perhaps John Augustus de Grey, 7th Baron Walsingham, to Peter Blackburn. A little rubbed and some sunning to the boards, binders blanks foxed, off-setting from the frontispiece, light toning, else a very good set. First edition and still the major printed source on Viscount Keppel (1725-1786), one of the most interesting British naval commanders of the second half of the 18th century. "Keppel entered the navy in 1735 and five years later accompanied Anson on his voyage of circumnavigation. In 1785 he led a small expedition against Gorée on the West African coast. Commanding the Torbay, he played a notable part in the sinking of the Thesée at Quiberon Bay (1759), and was with Pocock at the capture of Havana (1760). After the notoriously indecisive action against the French fleet off Ushant (July 27, 1778) he became involved in a disgraceful quarrel with Palliser" (NMM).

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        Commission instituée para décision royale du 26 mai 1840 pour l'examen des questions relatives a l'esclavage et a la constitution politique des colonies Procès-Verbaux. III partie. du 31 janvier au 30 mai 1842.

      1842. Ministère de la Marine et des Colonies. 1842 - Imprimerie Royale. Paris. . 1 Vol. . 413 pp. Folio. Tela y Papel. Derecho (Civil, Natural), Idiomas (Francés), Siglo XIX . Edición integra de la III parte los procesos orales respecto a la abolición de la esclavitud en las colonias francesas. Asistieron a la misma personajes relevantes como Tocqueville, Sade, Mackau, etc., bajo la presidencia del duque de Broglie. Rara edición de las actas de la abolición de la esclavitud que sirvieron como precedente a otros países. .

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        Les aventures du chevalier de Faublas

      Paris: J. Mallet |& Cie, 1842. Fine. J. Mallet & Cie, Paris 1842, 2 tomes en 2 Vol. in-8 (16x24cm), relié. - Illustrated edition first printing of 300 vignettes on wood in-text Nanteuil, Baron, French ... text in a frame. Bound in blue half time to shagreen over night. Smooth back adorned with romantic long irons. Irons and nets on the boards and corners. Beautiful marbled paper. Guards green moire. Few traces of enlightenment without consequence. A few scattered spots, but on a white paper (despite some notebooks browned in the first volume). Very nice copy, solidly bound. Beautiful publishing romantic vignettes that take place among the other editions of classics performed by the tandem of Baron and illustrators Nanteuil, who participated in the renewal of the art of the sticker on wood; they had already given Telemachus of Fenelon, Orlando Furioso ... --- Please note that the translation in english is done automatically, we apologize if the formulas are inaccurate. Contact us for any information! - [FRENCH VERSION FOLLOWS] Edition illustrée en premier tirage de 300 vignettes sur bois in-texte par Nanteuil, Baron, Français... Texte dans un encadrement. Reliure en demi chagrin bleu nuit d'époque à coins. Dos lisse orné de fers en long romantiques. Fers et filets sur les plats et les coins. Très beau papier marbré. Gardes de moire verte. Maigres traces d'éclaircissement, sans conséquence. Quelques rousseurs éparses, mais sur un papier blanc (malgré quelques cahiers brunis dans le premier volume). Très bel exemplaire, solidement relié.  Belle édition aux vignettes romantiques qui prend place parmi les autres éditions de classiques réalisées par le tandem d'illustrateurs Baron et Nanteuil, lesquels ont participé au renouvelement de l'art de la vignette sur bois ; ces derniers avaient déjà donné Télémaque de Fénelon, Roland furieux...

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        Two-Volume Illustrated Whaling Journal

      Aboard the Ship Metacom, 1842. Unbound. Very Good. 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall. An original two-volume illustrated whaling journal on unbound folded paper; approximately 7" x 10". Together the volumes have 40 pages including covers; 32 contain journal entries, the remainder have various ledger entries and notes written in a different hand. The cover of the first volume is illustrated with drawings of whaleboats and a spouting whale. Lettering and decorations are in scrimshaw style. Covers are soiled and worn, but still quite attractive. Interior pages are all present, some with a faint dampstain, light fading, or minor soiling. The bottom half of the final leaf in the second volume has been removed. This is not a dry recounting of ship locations and daily weather conditions. Rather it is a lively and detailed record of life aboard a mid-1800s American whaler. The volumes are well written, enjoyable to read, and filled with details including crew interactions, standing watch, turns at the wheel, hunting and killing Sperm Whales, difficulties rounding Cape Horn, the brutality of the Captain and his officers, processing whales. One entry reads "had a spree with Murray and gave him five knuckles in the mouth repeated. The mate . . . sent him aloft, [and I'm] rather inclined to think he had a cold berth of it." The final entries read, "three of us run away but were caught again" and "four ran away and has not since bin heard of since." If the author wasn't one of those four, no doubt he made his escape immediately thereafter. In addition, many hand-drawn whale 'stamps', there are exceptional illustrations Paita, Peru and two of the four Islas de los Desventurados (Unfortunate Islands), St. Felix and St. Ambrose, which are located 530 miles off the coast of Chile. There are also fine illustrations of the ship, a repair to a jib boom, and the blacksmith's forge.

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        Report of the Case of Edward Prigg Against the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania: Argued and Adjudged in the Supreme Court of the United States at January Term 1842

      L. Johnson, 1842, Hardcover, Book Condition: Fair Condition, Dust Jacket Condition: No Dust Jacket140 pages. Scarce original 1842 publication. Ex-school library, vinyl tape covering the spine; some wear to the boards. The pages have some foxing; heavier to the endpapers, the text is good still. Title page also says "In which it was decided that all the laws of the several states relative to fugitive slaves are unconstitutional and void and that Congress have the exclusive power of legislation on the subject of fugitive slaves escaping into other states." Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: Standard Weight. Category: Legal, Jurisprudence, Government; Inventory No: 135751.

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        Album Pittoresque d'un Voyage autour du Monde, exécuté par ordre du gouvernement Français. Gravures en taille-douce entièrement dessinées par l'Amiral Paris. Texte par M. Casimir Henricy, publiciste, ancien marin, ayant fait partie de l'expédition

      Paris: Ch. Noblet, n.d., but, 1842. Oblong folio, with 25 engraved plates; some foxing, cloth a bit spotted, small chip from corner of title-page; yet a very good copy in original crimson cloth, lettered and decorated in black and gilt. A scarce series of views of places visited by Laplace's Artémise voyage, bearing a short inscription by the author explaining his commission aboard the Artémise, signed by Pâris and dated 1886.The plates, all by Pâris, include a fine Hawaiian view ("Honorourou, capitale d'Ouahou, vu du mouillage - Iles Hawaï") as well as a view of the Tasmanian penal settlement ("Etablissement Pénitentiaire de Port Arthur - Terre de Van Diemen"). There is also a view of the Artémise being careened at Papeete in Tahiti. The other images show the Artémise at sea under full sail, the African coast, South Africa, Indian Ocean, Coromandel, Bengal, Ceylon, Malabar, Bombay, Middle East, Philippines, China, and South America.Pâris started his naval career on the Astrolabe under Dumont d'Urville; he sailed as an officer on the Favorite on Laplace's first voyage, and sailed again with Laplace on the Artémise in her final voyage of 1837-1840. This was to be his last voyage too since he lost an arm as a result of a terrible accident. Nonetheless he continued a distinguished naval career. This was not his only book: his important study of native ship-building (Essai sur la construction navale des peuples extra-européens) was published in 1841.This is a remarkably rare book, not recorded by Cordier, Ferguson, Forbes, Borba de Moraes, Mendelssohn, the Hill Catalogue, Sabin, Judd, or Blackmer. The only bibliographical references we have found for the book are those by Rolf du Rietz (who records a copy in the Kroepelien collection) and O'Reilly-Reitman. This must be one of the scarcest books relating to the French grands voyages, and one wonders whether there may have been some impediment to full publication.These images are of Laplace's second voyage, a voyage that set out to consolidate French interests in the Pacific, particularly in Tahiti and Hawaii. The visit to Hawaii in July 1839 was one of "avowed hostility" (Judd), forcing the government to sign a treaty granting freedom of worship by Catholics, the introduction of French priests, wines and brandies, and the trial of French nationals by foreign juries only, backed up by a $20,000 guarantee, which emptied the treasury. Kroepelien, 553; O'Reilly-Reitman, 10157 (and see 983).

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        Tonarten des Choralgesanges,, nach alten Urkunden; durch beigefügte Ueberstzung in Figuralnoten erklärt, und als eine Anleitung zum Selbstunterrichte nebst drei vollständigen Messen aus dem römischen Graduale zusamengestellt. Mit einer Vorrede und den Choralmessen beigefügter Orgelbegleitung von Simon Sechter.

      Wien, Rohrmann, 1842 - 3 Bll., VIII, 15 S., 1 Bl., 54 S. (Notenbeilage in Kupferstich). 3 ganzseitige Kupferstiche auf 2 Tafeln. Erste Ausgabe. - ÖBL XIII, 142: "Sebastian Stehlin (1800 - 1877) . Von Sechter und R. G. Kiesewetter von Wiesenbrunn gefördert, hatte Stehlin schon in seiner zeit als aktiver Musiker in Wien ausgedehnte historische und experimentelle Studien auf dem Gebiet des Coraltonsystems betrieben, dessen Echtheit er im mehrstimmigen Satz, v. a. Palaestrinas, suchte. Seine darauf beruhende, von der ursprünglichen Form völlig verschiedene Theorie des Chorals propagierte er, gestützt auf die Zustimmung von Kiesewetter und Sechter in zahlreichen Schriften. Von der übrigen Fachwelt, u. a. von Harasser wurde die, zu Recht abgelehnt. Er ist jedoch `als einer der Vorkämpfer für die Choralrestauration im 19. Jahrhundert` (Toeda) anzusehen". - Vorsatz (auch mit hs. Nummern) und Titel (dieser mehrfach) gestempelt. Etw. fleckig. Griffregister. Sprache: fr Gewicht in Gramm: 1800 4°. Rotes Ldr. der Zeit mit Rückentitel sowie Rücken- und Deckelgoldgrägung. (etw. bestoßen und beschabt). [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Fitzroy Township , Province of Canada. THISINDENTURE, Made the Second day of March in the year of our Lord onethousand eight Hundred and Forty Two at Kemptville in the District ofJohnstown in the Province of Canada: - Between: Bethiah White, widow ofthe late James White of Kemptville, Yeoman, Charlotte Fenton, wife ofNathaniel Fenton of Kemptville, innkeeper, and Andrew Snyder ofEdwardsburg, yeoman of the one part: and Brian McDermott of Fitzroy , inthe District of Bathurst, yeoman. that certain tracts or parcels oflands and premises, situate lying and being in the Township of Fitzroy, being composed of Lot Number Eleven in the Tenth Concession of saidTownship of Fitzroy. [detailed handwritten description of land].containing by measurement

      Kemptville. 1842. - Largeprinted and manuscript paper document, 40x 50cm. (16" x 20"), printedwith handwritten entries, folded in sixths, worn along creases with somesmall wholes with some slight text loss, ink entries browned but stilllegible, fragile , expertly clean and restored, fine thus. (cgc) FitzroyTownship was first settled around 1824. A "Jno. McDermott" is noted inthe Belden Atlas of 1879 as having 200 acres east of the Village ofFitzroy Harbor. On the verso of the document is a hand-written codicildated 1852: "County of Carleton Registry Office. I do hereby certifythat a Memorial of the written deed of bargain and sale attested beforeme by John McDermott of the Township of Litchfield formerly of Fitzroy,Yeoman, was duly recorded in this office .".

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        Londres et les Anglais

      First edition, first printing of illustration, featuring a vignette on the title, a portrait and 23 inset plates engraved on wood by Gavarni.Contemporary binding in half morocco eggplant wedges, signed Carayon, back with five nerves nfaux ornate boxes, nets and gilded florets, wrappers and back preserved and bound in.  Gustave Barba Paris s.d.[1842] 19,5x29cm relié

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        MASTER TIMOTHY'S BOOK CASE; or the Magic - Lanthorn of the World

      London:: William Emans,. 1842.. 8vo. 8-1/4" x 5-1/4". 1st edition (Gimbel H381 ["1844"]; Kitton, 'Dickensiana' 532; Miller, p. 246; NCBEL III, 794). Not in Wolff. SIGNED by Cruikshank on the recto of the frontis leaf. [2], 3, [1 (blank)], 593, [1] pp. "Directions to the Binder" last page.. Period black half-leather binding with marbled boards & eps. Gilt decorated spine.. Average wear to binding. 2 prior owner signatures. Modest foxing.. A Very Good copy.. Fairly uncommon pastiche of Dickens' Master Humphrey's Clock, with OCLC recording just two institutional holdings of the first edition: The British Library & Yale. This the first copy I've been able to offer of the first edition. . Frontis, engraved title & 14 inserted plates.

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      April 28, 1842, St. Louis - Broadside, 10 3/4 x 13 1/2 in., printed in various sizes and styles of type, some faint old staining. Splits, chips and minor loss to a few letters (archivally repaired, deacidified, and lined with Japanese paper). The judgment which resulted in the sale of the steam boat "Marmion" was brought by Robert P. Clark, H.F. Given & Co., John R. Hammond, Jonas Newman, Sarah Mason, and the city of St. Louis. The "Marmion," built in 1835, plied the Mississippi River between St. Louis and New Orleans.

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      Honolulu: Mea paipalapala a na Misionari, 1842. - 418pp. plus seven woodcut plates. Frontis. 12mo. Contemporary calf, tooled in blind, leather label. Light wear at extremities. Near fine. The rare first edition in Hawaiian of Bunyan's PILGRIM'S PROGRESS, and the first printing in Hawaiian of an English literary classic. The Hawaiian title translates as THE TRAVELER FROM THIS WORLD TO THAT WHICH IS TO COME. In 1840 the American Tract Society in Honolulu hoped to publish an abridged edition of Bunyan if a translator could be found, and in 1841 Artemas Bishop took on the task, promising the Society that "it will prove one of the most popular works in the Hawaiian Language." Unfortunately for Artemas and the Society, the book flopped and the 10,000 copies that were printed were remaindered in unbound sheets, most of which were disposed of to Chinese vegetable peddlers for wrapping produce. For copies that survived this, the rate of attrition, as with all early Hawaiian works of this type, remained very high, and the book is quite scarce today. The work failed to impact the Hawaiians, as the English allusions lost all meaning when translated. The names of the extensive cast of characters became incomprehensible - Mr. Lechery became Kekowale (literally, lust + only), and Mrs. Filth became Pelapela (decayed flesh). Some of the surviving unbound sheets of this book were bound into limp suede in 1910. This copy, on the other hand, is in a contemporary Hawaiian binding of the mid- 19th century, which is most unusual and notably rare. See David Forbes, BUNIANA (San Francisco, 1984), for an extensive discussion of the book. This copy from the library of James F. Hunnewell (1832-1910), with his bookplate. Hunnewell was a Boston book collector and bibliographer. He published a BIBLIOGRAPHY OF THE HAWAIIAN ISLANDS in 1869. His father, James Hunnewell, became familiar with the islands when the ship he was on was sold to Hawaiian chiefs; Hunnewell was responsible for collecting the payment in sandalwood and then selling it in China. As a result he spent several months in the islands and became friendly with the local populace. In 1820 he arrived in Honolulu as second mate on the brig Thaddeus, the ship bearing the first American missionaries and also the first printing press. He later developed a significant business in Hawaii which grew into the commercial house later known as C. Brewer & Company. Though he returned to Charlestown, Ma., he spent the rest of his life actively engaged in exporting goods to Hawaii and California. Part of his considerable fortune was given to found Oahu College. A lovely association copy in a beautiful contemporary binding. FORBES 1351. JUDD 237. DAB IX, p.381.

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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

      London: HMSO, 1842. Foolscap folio, 60pp.; preliminary leaves a little thumbed yet very good in handsome half speckled calf with gilt lettering by Sangorski and Sutcliffe. New Zealand under the law of New South Wales. 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!).

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      Honolulu: Mea paipalapala a na Misionari, . 1842 - 418pp. plus eight woodcut plates (including frontispiece). 12mo. Contemporary Hawaiian sheep, boards and backstrip tooled with triangular and diamond- shaped pattern. Rebacked, original spine laid down neatly. Very clean and fresh internally. Very good. A significant association copy of the rare first edition in Hawaiian of Bunyan's PILGRIM'S PROGRESS, and the first printing in Hawaiian of an English literary classic. This copy bears a presentation inscription on the front free endpaper to the Rev. E. S. Hopkins from the Rev. Elias Bond, datd at Kohala, Sandwich Islands, June 12, 1844. Reverend Bond translated at least seven books for the Mission Press between 1859 and 1868. The Hawaiian title translates as THE TRAVELER FROM THIS WORLD TO THAT WHICH IS TO COME. In 1840 the American Tract Society in Honolulu hoped to publish an abridged edition of Bunyan if a translator could be found, and in 1841 Artemas Bishop took on the task, promising the Society that "it will prove one of the most popular works in the Hawaiian Language." Unfortunately for Artemas and the Society, the book flopped and the 10,000 copies that were printed were remaindered in unbound sheets, most of which were disposed of to Chinese vegetable peddlers for wrapping produce. For copies that survived this, the rate of attrition, as with all early Hawaiian works of this type, remained very high, and the book is quite scarce today. The work failed to impact the Hawaiians, as the English allusions lost all meaning when translated. The names of the extensive cast of characters became incomprehensible - Mr. Lechery became Kekowale (literally, lust + only), and Mrs. Filth became Pelapela (decayed flesh). Some of the surviving unbound sheets of this book were bound into limp suede in 1910. This copy, on the other hand, is in a contemporary Hawaiian sheep binding of the mid- 19th century (complete with its distinctive triangular and diamond-shaped tooling), which is most unusual and notably rare. See David Forbes, BUNIANA (San Francisco, 1984), for an extensive discussion of the book. An important association copy in a handsome contemporary binding. FORBES HAWAII 1351. JUDD 237. DAB IX, p.381.

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        [AUTOGRAPH MANUSCRIPT OF Tratado elemental teórico- practico de los Cónsules de España en paises etrangeros, presentado al Ministerio de Estado, por el Cónsul de S. M. en el Estado de Yucatan]

      [Campeche. 1842-43].. [59]pp. plus a quarto bifolium bearing title bound at beginning of text. Folio. Modern three-quarter red morocco and cloth, gilt. Boards bowed, light rubbing to corners and spine ends. Central horizontal crease throughout, otherwise a clean manuscript. Near fine. An extensive unpublished manuscript manual of diplomacy written for the use of Spanish consuls and commercial agents stationed in foreign countries by Jerónimo Ferrer y Valls (1797-1851), then the Spanish consul and commercial agent in Campeche, Yucatan, and addressed to Antonio González y González (1792- 1876), then in his second term as Spain?'s Prime Minister. Ferrer y Valls explains that he wrote this treatise for the benefit of his consular colleagues and trade agents, having himself profited from Agustín de Letamendi?'s ATRIBUCIONES CONSULARES (1835). Arranged in thirty-six chapters, the text includes examples drawn from the author?'s own experience in Campeche. Following a discussion of commerce in general and the history of Spanish consulates, Ferrer y Valls examines the skills required by a consul and vice consul, arguing that such a figure should also undertake the role of the commercial agent. Consular documents are examined: the bill of health for the port for which the consul was responsible, the authentication of documents, the notification of petitions, and the books to be kept. These include a letter-book of ministerial correspondence and another of correspondence with authorities within the country; a register of passports issued by the consul; a log of the entry and exit of ships; a book of certificates stating the origin of goods; a register of Spanish citizens resident in the country; and a book of sea protests, proxies, deeds, wills and other public acts. Discussion of the jurisdiction of Spanish consuls is followed by a description of consular services and fees, with a table of tariffs. A particularly interesting example of a consular report given here is a table for the first quarter of 1842 recording imports and exports shipped into and out of the port of Campeche by Spanish merchant vessels. The treatise ends with a short chapter on inventories, listing, as an example, the papers, books and effects in the consulate at Campeche. At the time of writing this treatise, Ferrer y Valls was already an established author, having published, among other works, the similarly titled TRATADO ELEMENTAL TEO´RICO-PRA´CTICO DE RELACIONES COMERCIALES… in 1833, and edited a periodical entitled TECNOL?"GICO NACIONAL DE AGRICULTURA, ARTES INDUSTRIALES, CIENCIAS, COMERCIO Y LITERATURA in 1834. That Ferrer y Valls also intended to publish this manuscript is clear: not only is it a fair copy, with only a few corrections and crossings-out, but it contains a copy of a letter from the author, and Prime Minister Antonio González y González?'s reply, regarding its printing. The author estimates the cost of printing and paper for 500 copies at no more than 150 pesos and states that if the government cannot meet the expense then he would, with González?'s approval, arrange the printing himself. In an interesting aside, Ferrer y Valls requests transfer to the new consulate in Montevideo as the climate in Campeche is not congenial to his health. González?'s reply must have come as a disappointment on both accounts: it would not be appropriate for his ministry to publish the TRATADO as it might give the work an authority which only government- issued instructions could have on such matters; as for the transfer, no definite decision had yet been made on the establishment of a consulate in Montevideo. That Ferrer y Valls continued to write, however, is clear from the publication of his CARTAS HISTO´RICAS, FILOSO´FICAS, ESTADI´STICAS, AGRI´COLAS, INDUSTRIALES Y MERCANTILES in 1846. The text of the TRATADO is followed by a copy of a letter from Ferrer y Valls, dated December 26, 1842, to the Secretary of the Office of the Ministry of State in Madrid, enclosing an appendix, and the Secretary?'s reply of March 10, 1843. The appendix includes a "Copy of the case relative to the dispatch of passports to Spanish subjects by the commercial agent of Spain in Yucatan promoted by the government of the said state on 2 November 1841 and ended in favour of the representative of her majesty on 14 October 1842;" "A verbal claim made by the commercial agent of Spain in Yucatan on 18 October 1842 to the commander of the first division of operations for excluding the Spanish subject Juan Gual from the armed services;" and "A preventive communication directed by the commercial agent of Spain in Yucatan to the general in chief of the Mexican expeditionary troops and naval forces of the same state" of November 1842. A marvelous inside view of Spanish diplomatic relations, written in Mexico in the mid-19th century.

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        Cakes and Ale

      How and Parsons, London 1842 - Cruikshank, George. First edition. Frontispieces and title vignettes by George Cruikshank; 322 pp. + [2] pp. ads; 316 pp. 2 vols. 8vo. Cohn 451; CBEL III: 602 (which dates this title 1852) Bound in full tan polished calf, gilt spines with red and green leather title labels, t.e.g., with original cloth bound in at back, by Zaehnsdorf. In half morocco slipcase. Bookplates of Sir David Solomons; Harold Greenhill and Bernie Hutner. Fine Frontispieces and title vignettes by George Cruikshank; 322 pp. + [2] pp. ads; 316 pp. 2 vols. 8vo [Attributes: First Edition]

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        Recollections of a first visit to the Alps, in August and September 1841

      London : For private circulation [1842?] - Physical description; ix, 193 p. ; 8vo. Subjects; Europe - Description and travel - 1800-1918. Europe - Description and travel. Alps - Description and travel. Chetham library stamp to the title. Very good copy in the original gilt-blocked, elaborately blind-tooled cloth. Professionally recased with a gilt-blocked matching spine; very impressively finished. Remains particularly well-preserved overall; tight, bright, clean and strong. 1 Kg. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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