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        CONSTABLE'S / SALE. / IN VIRTUE AND BY AUTHORITY OF EIGHT ORDERS OF SALE, SIX OF WHICH / WERE ISSUED BY GEO. A. HYDE, AND TWO BY Du BOUFFAY FREMON, TWO / JUSTICES OF THE PEACE WITHIN AND FOR ST. LOUIS COUNTY, AND TO ME / DIRECTED. / AND ALL AGAINST THE STEAM BOAT / MARMION; / I WILL, ON MONDAY, THE 9TH DAY OF MAY, 1842, BETWEEN THE HOURS / OF 9 AND 5 O'CLOCK OF SAID DAY, AT THE WHARF, NEAR THE FOOT OF CHERRY STREET, IN THE CITY OF ST. / LOUIS, SELL FOR CASH, TO THE HIGHEST BIDDER, THE SAID STEAM BOAT MARMION, WITH HER RIGGING, / TACKLE AND APPAREL.

      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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        KA HELE MALIHINI ANA MAI KEIA AO AKU A HIKI I KELA AO; HE OLELONANE I HOOHALIKEIA ME HE MOEUHANE LA.

      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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        KA HELE MALIHINI ANA MAI KEIA AO AKU A HIKI I KELA AO; HE OLELONANE I HOOHALIKEIA ME HE MOEUHANE LA.

      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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        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 TECNOLÓGICO 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 Secret

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        The Colonial Magazine and Commercial-Maritime Journal. Aug - Dec 1842; 1843.

      Fisher & Son, 1842, 1843, London: - 4 volumes covering the last quarter of 1842 and 1843 in entirety. Articles of interest include: Vol I: Manilla, by a Correspondent (p1); North American Indians (83, 202, 423); Progress of the Settlement at Port Phillip (160); British South Africa - A Description of Port Natal, with a view of the Entrance, and a Map of the District - by Saxe Bannister, Esq (161, 336, 474); The Falkland Islands - a Letter to the Editor (400).Vol II (Jan - April, 1843) articles: The Fur-Trade between the North-western Coast of America and China (p1); An Excursion Along the Western Coast of the Island of Trinidad, from Port of Spain . to the Pitch Lake in the Quarter of La Brea (with an engraving) (49, 353); British South Africa, between the Frontiers of the Cape of Good Hope and the Tropic (83, 199); The Aborigines of Australasia (137); An Account of Peking, by Wm. Huttman, Esq. (178); Another Tribute to the Memory of Captain Cook, by E. P. (315).Vol III (May - Aug 1843): British Settlements on the Eastern Shore of the Pacific - Oregon Territory (p18); An Excursion along the Western Coast of the Island of Trinidad (39, 426); A Sketch of the North-Western Boundary District . by a late Resident there (129); The Colonial Whale Fisheries, and Sperm Oil Depression & c (222); Hong Kong, the Moral Conqueror of China (258); Statistical Table of the Whale fishery of the United States in 1841 (267).Vol IV (Sept - Dec 1843): The Philippine Islands, their History and Commercial Importance by R. Wise. (p1); Restoration of the Independence of the Sandwich Islands (95); A Voice from Trinidad . (161, 293, 460); The Late Captain Weddell - by E. P. (278); The Squatting Ordinance, or the Result of Emancipation in Trinidad (328); Oceania - Upon the Occupation of the Marquesas Islands and of the Island of Tahiti (397); New Zealand, and its Present State (424). 8vo, each vol. approx. 500pp. Nicely rebound in quarter green morocco and green cloth, gilt titles & vol. numbers and dates. Gilt spine titles, "Fisher's Colonial Magazine", with number and year in gilt. A couple of small library stamps, but not on titles or frontispieces. [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        WALHALLA. "Feyerliche Eroeffnung der Walhalla durch seine Majestät den König Ludwig von Bayern, Gründer und Vollender derselben, den 18ten Oktober 1842". Frontaler Blick auf die Walhalla, links Donaustauf und das Donautal. König Ludwig steigt zusammen mit Fürst Thurn und Taxis, gefolgt von ihren Suiten die Stufen hinauf. Im Vordergrund zahlreiche Kutschen, Reiter sowie Militärpersonen und zuschauende Bürger.

      - Altkolorierte Lithographie von Gustav Kraus, gedruckt von J.B. Dreseli, 1842, 28 x 46 cm. Pressler 495. - Figurenreiches Ereignisblatt in zauberhaftem Altkolorit. - Ohne Rand mit dem alten handschriftlichen Titel unter der Darstellung montiert. Sehr dekorativ in alte Nußbaumleiste gerahmt.

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        Mittelalterliche Jagdgesellschaft mit Pferden macht bei einer im tief verschneiten Wald liegenden Kapelle Rast, während zwei Hunde einen erlegten Bären bewachen.

      - Bleistift mit leichter Lavierung in Blau, auf Velin. 27,9 x 20,8 cm. Detailgetreue und seitengleiche Vorzeichnung zur beigefügten Radierung vom 21. Januar 1842; 27,5 x 20 cm. Nicht bei Mallinger und Nagler Der wegen seiner Vorliebe für Hunde in seinen Bildkompositionen „Hunde-Wolff" genannte Künstler, studierte an der Dredner Akademie unter C.A. Richter, dem Vater Ludwig Richters und „Zeichenmeister für das Landschaftsfach an der Kunstakademie". Später war er in dessen Werkstatt als Kupferstecher von ca. 1840 – 50 in München, danach in Dresden und Loschwitz tätig.

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        Napoléon en Egypte. Waterloo et le fils de l'homme

      Ernest Bourdin 1842 - - Ernest Bourdin, Paris s.d. (1842), 17,5x27cm, relié. - 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. [AUTOMATIC ENGLISH TRANSLATION FOLLOWS] 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. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

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        Neuester Orbis pictus für die Jugend. Oder lehrreiche und unterhaltende Bilderschau von Gegenstaenden aus der Natur, der Kunst und dem Menschenleben, mit beigefügter Erklärung in deutscher, französischer, italienischer u. englischer Sprache. Mit lithogr. Titel (auf dem VDeckel) und 24 altkolor., Eiweiß gehöhten lithogr. Tafeln.

      Nürnberg C H Zeh 1842 - 12 Bll. (Text). Folio. HLwd. d. Zt. mit illustr. VDeckel (lithogr. Titelblatt). Wegehaupt III, 2613 (Ausgabe 1841). - Pilz S. 375. - Rammensee 496. - Pressler, Schöne alte Kinderbücher, Nr. 43 (ganzs. Abb.). - Slg. Strobach 56 (Ausg. 1841). - Sehr schönes Orbis pictus des Aquarellmalers und Kupferstechers Peter Carl Geißler (1802-1872), der für seine reich illustrierten Kinder- und Jugendbücher bekannt war. Die prächtigen 24 lithogr., altkolor. Tafeln von A bis Z mit entsprechenden figuralen Randverzierungen, zeigen mittig eine fein ausgearbeitete, altkolorierte Szenerie mit Berufen (Zimmermann, Scherenschleifer, Obsthändlerin, Blumenhändlerin, Jäger, Jahrmarkt u.a.) und Menschen, tls. fremder Völker, Soldaten, Kartenspieler u.a. - Das reich illustrierte lithogr. Titelblatt hier auf dem Vorderdeckel montiert. - Einband angestaubt. Rücken zaghaft und sehr dezent restauriert, Innenspiegel unter Verwendung alten Papiers erneuert. Textblätter meist an den Rändern etwas braunfleckig. Die Tafeln vereinzelt am Rand gering fingerfleckig. - Insgesamt schöne Ausgabe dieses seltenen, volkskundlich sehr interessanten Orbis pictus. - *** 83 Jahre Antiquariat Arno Adler (1932-2015) *** [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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

      William Emans,, London: 1842 - Frontis, engraved title & 14 inserted plates. 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. Average wear to binding. 2 prior owner signatures. Modest foxing. A Very Good copy. Period black half-leather binding with marbled boards & eps. Gilt decorated spine. 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. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Civil Costume of England from the Conquest to the Present Period; From Tapestry, Illuminated MSS, Monumental Effigies, Portraits &c etched by Leopard Martin

      London: Henry G. Bohn, 1842. First edition. Hardcover. Orig. brownish-red cloth, front cover escutcheon in gilt with decorations in blind, rebacked with original gilt lettered spine laid-down. Aeg. Very good. 4to, 31 x 24 cm, sixty-one hand colored etched plates including title page printed recto only -- many of the plates spectacularly enhanced by the use subtly introduced gold motifs. COLAS 1995. LIPPERHEIDE 1003. Plates very bright and fresh, slight corner wear.

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        Die Land-, Süßwasser- und See-Conchilien nebst den übrigen Weichthieren und den Ringelwürmern und Pflanzenthieren.

      Leipzig, Eduard Eisenach 1842 - EA - Erstausgabe. VI + 170 Seiten + 68 handkolorierte Tafeln, mehr als 800 Abbildungen enthaltend. Ca. 27,5 cm x ca. 19 cm, die Tafeln ca. 27 cm x ca. 18 cm. Bis auf die Seiten 2/3 und 6/7 aufgeschnitten, aber nicht beschnitten. Schlichter Papp-Einband mit dem Rest eines Papier-Rückenschildchens. Der Einband insbesondere an Ecken und Kanten berieben oder bestoßen. Verblasster Stempel auf dem Titel, sonst keine Einträge. Textseiten: Papier gebräunt und altersfleckig. Tafeln: nahezu nicht gebräunt, nur wenige Tafeln mit vereinzelten Altersflecken, alle mit kräftigem Kolorit. Bindung sehr gut und fest. Zustand II (deutsche Schulnotenskala). Auf Wunsch senden wir Ihnen gern per E-Mail Fotos des Werkes zu. [Attributes: First Edition]

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        The Holy Land, Syria, Idumea, Arabia, Egypt & Nubia. With historical descriptions by George Croly and William Brockedon.

      London, Moon, 1842 - 1849.. 6 Bde. 3 Bll., 30 S., 21 Bll.; 23 Bll.; 2 S., 18 Bll.; 2 Bll., 8 S., 21 Bll.; 22 Bll.; 24 Bll. mit 120 Textabb. 3 Frontisp., 6 Titel, 1 Porträt, 118 Tafeln (alles in getönter bzw. farbig getönter Lithographie von Louis Hague), 2 Kupferkarten. Gr.-Fol. OHLdr. (restauriert, fleckig, Rücken mit ergänzten Fehlstellen).. Erste Ausgabe dieses epochalen Tafelwerks über den Nahen Osten mit allen 248 Ansichten des Heiligen Landes (in getönten Lithos) und Ägyptens (in farbig getönten Lithos). - Blackmer 1432. Lipperheide 1590 und 1591. Röhricht 1983. Abbey, Travel, 385 und 272. - "David Roberts was the first professional artist to visit the Near East without a patron or a connection to a military expedition or missionary group. He sailed to Alexandria in 1838 and for eleven months traveled up the Nile River, across deserts and mountains, through Egypt and the Holy Land, to arrive in Jerusalem on Easter 1839. He continued north to Lebanon and departed from Beirut in May. Roberts recorded his impressions of landscapes, temples, ruins, and people in three sketchbooks and more than 272 watercolors. These sketches and paintings provided the basis for the 247 lithographs published with text between 1842 and 1849 as the three-volume "Holy Land." The images were produced by Louis Haghe, the best and most prolific lithographer of the time. Originally from Tournai, Belgium, Haghe moved to England before 1825 and established himself as specialist of the hand-tinted lithograph. His sensitive handling of the lithographer's tools imparts a range of tonality and color as well as a sense of the delicacy and spontaneous quality of Roberts's original images. Roberts's plates are among the most popular images of famous sites in the Near East. As John Ruskin wrote they make "true portraiture of scenes of historical and religious interest. They are faithful and laborious beyond any outlines from nature I have ever seen." (ww.metmuseum.org). - "In point of bulk and ambition Roberts's Holy Land was one of the most important and elaborate ventures of nineteenth-century publishing, and it was the apotheosis of the tinted lithograph... There is pleasure to be had from many of the individual plates, where Haghe's skilful and delicate lithography, and his faithful interpretation of Roberts's draughtsmanship and dramatic sense, combine in what are undoubtedly remarkable examples of tinted lithographic work. Particularly in the Egypt and Nubia section, one feels that the colossal subjects and broad vistas were ideally suited to Roberts's talent, trained as he was in theatrical scene-painting during his early days in Carlisle, Glasgow, Edinburgh, and London...Roberts was fully appreciative of Haghe's work, writing that: 'Haghe has not only surpassed himself, but all that has hitherto been done of a similar nature. He has rendered the views in a style clear, simple, and unlaboured, with a masterly vigour and boldness which none but a painter like him could have transferred to stone'" (Abbey 341). - Das Werk erschien in insgesamt 3 Varianten: Die kolorierte Subskribtions-Ausgabe (mit den 2 Bll. "Subskribenten-Verzeichnis"), eine Ausgabe mit farbigen getönten Lithographien und eine Ausgabe mit getönten Lithographien. Vorliegend ist eine Mischausgabe, die Ägypten Bände enthalten die farbig getönten Lithos, die Bände des heiligen Landes mit den getönten Lithos. - Titel mit hs. Namen. Teils etw. wasserrandig. Durchgehend fleckig, vereinzelt im weißen Rand stark fleckig.

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        Autograph note signed in full ("Felix Mendelssohn-Bartholdy) relative to the composer's incidental music to Sophocles' Antigone

      - Written during Mendelssohn's residency in Berlin, during which time he retained close ties to Leipzig and continued conducting at the Gewandhaus. He composed the incidental music to Sophocles' Antigone in 1842-1843, and Ewer in London published the first edition of the piano-vocal score in 1843; Kistner's edition did not appear until 1951. "The composer began work in 1841 on music for the choruses of Antigone. His own classical studies held him in good stead: using the translation of J.J.C. Donner, scrupulously faithful to the original metre, Mendelssohn rendered the strophes and antistrophes of Sophocles' choruses with syllabic settings for double male choir accompanied by an orchestra, occasionally resorting to a recitative-like style of declamation. The parts of the principal characters were left as spoken dialogue, or set as melodrama, with the orchestra accompanying the spoken text. Though opinion varied about Mendelssohn's music (Schumann viewed the score as ‘half opera, half tragedy’; The Times, ‘too modern, and at the same time not modern enough’), Antigone was widely performed and used as a model for later classical revivals. In 1845 alone, it achieved 45 performances at Covent Garden; the same year, it was satirized in Lortzing's comic opera Der Wildschütz, another sign of its popularity." R. Larry Todd in Grove onlineFriedrich Sebald Ringelhardt (1785-1855) was the director of the municipal theatre in Leipzig from 1832 to 1845; Carl Friedrich Kistner (1797-1844) was Mendelssohn's publisher in Leipzig. 1 page. Oblong octavo (173 x 81 mm.), cut from a larger sheet. Dated Leipzig, July 14, 1843. Written in brown ink in German cursive with proper names in Latin script. In German (with translation). Relative to the engraving of the score and parts of Antigone . "I request Director Ringelhardt to have the score and parts of my music to Antigone given to Mr. Kistner for engraving." [Attributes: First Edition]

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        Original Signature of John James Audubon.

      New York 1842 - Manuscript. 1842 17.5 x 5 cm. (6 7/8 x 2 inches). Bottom corners cut at 45 degree angle). Ink on paper. " New York April 11th 1842. Recd of J.J. Cozzens Seven (------) Dollars for the Lyceum Nos. of The Birds of America [flourish]- John J. Audubon." A scarce and fine signature on a hand-lettered receipt given to J.J. Cozzens (of Lyceum of Natural History of New York) for payment towards their subscription to Audubon's renowned work on the Birds of America. John Cozzens was acting agent on behalf of the New York Lyceum of Natural History for their subscription to the Double Elephant Folio Edition of John James Audubon's The Birds of America. Audubon approached the Lyceum of Natural History with the hope they would help finance his production of the grand hand-painted engravings of his portfolio of bird paintings. Although he was unsuccessful in his efforts, the Lyceum did grant Audubon membership into their august society on January 13, 1824, and further supported his vision by becoming one of the early subscribers to his magnum opus: The Birds of America, with 435 hand-painted engravings by William H. Lizars and Robert Havell, Jr. published between 1824-38.

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        INSTRUCTIONS FOR OFFICERS WHO SURVEY PAPER - MAKERS.

      London, J. Hartnell, Printer, Red Lion Court, Fleet Street, 1842.Official publication 1842. Slim 8vo, approximately 210 x 135 mm, 8¼ x 5¼ inches, 56 pages, leather spine and corners, top corners red, lower corners brown, original blue paper boards with printed label on upper cover. Spine worn and weak, small amateur repair to top, corners worn and rubbed with loss of leather, pale age - browning and an occasional brown spot, pastedowns have brown stains to corners, 1 page is slightly protuding, neat ink number to top board, neat ink number to top of first free endpaper, neat old ink name to top of title page, a few marginal notes in pencil at beginnning, ink and pencil notes on last blank page, otherwise a good copy. MORE IMAGES ATTACHED TO THIS LISTING, ALL ZOOMABLE. FURTHER IMAGES ON REQUEST. POSTAGE AT COST.

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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. 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. Engraved portrait frontispiece by Freeman after Reynolds, table to the text. Half-titles bound in. 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). NMM, Biography, 753:

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        Mecklenburg in Bildern, Originalansichten, Nationaltrachten, Militair- u. Portraitblättern.. 4 Teile in 1 Bd.

      Rostock, Tiedemann, 1842 - 1845.. Mit 5 lith. Titeln, davon 4 m. Ansichtsvignetten u. 96 ( 16 kol.) lith. Tafeln mit 80 Ansichten und 16 Trachten bzw. Uniformen. Mit eingebunden ca. 30 der Originallieferungs - Umschläge. 8°, neuer HLdr. - Bd. i. Stile d. Zt. m. Rvg. u. goldgepr. Rtit.. Lipperheide Dfm 1; Colas 1881; Hiler 547. - Seltenes Ansichtenwerk über Mecklenburg, hervorzuheben sind die in leuchtendem Altkolorit ausgeführten 16 Trachten- und Uniformtafeln. Außerdem mit zahlr. Ansichten v. Schwerin (10), Wismar (6), Rostock (9), Ratzeburg (2) Neubrandenburg (5), Ratzeburg (2), Bad Doberan (5), Ludwigslust, Warnemünde, Güstrow (5), Neustrelitz (2), Dargun (3) usw. - Text am Anfang gebräunt, die meisten Tafeln leicht stockfleckig ( davon nicht betroffen die Trachten- und Uniformtafeln. ). - Dekoratives Exemplar.

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        De viscerum structura exercitatio anatomica.Bologna: Giacomo Monti, 1666.

      Very rare first edition, and a beautiful copy uncut in original boards, of this classic which includes Malpighi's famous treatise on the kidney, <i>De renibus premium</i>, in which he described the uriniferous tubules as well as the 'Malpighian bodies', which have perpetuated his name. The book also includes the first description of Hodgkin's disease... "The great detail and clarity of Malpighi's description was unsurpassed until Bowman [1842]" (Garrison-Morton).<br/><br/> ❧Norman 1427; Friedman 121; Pincus 175; Garrison-Morton 535 & 1230. <br/><br/> "This collection of anatomical treatises contains Malpighi's account of the Malpighian bodies (glomeruli) of the kidney (in 'De renibus'), his observation of red blood corpuscles (in 'De polypo cordis"), and the first description of Hodgkin's disease (in 'De liene'). Malpighi's studies of the kidney gave support to his iatromechanical theory of glands as secretion machines; he concluded that the glomeruli were in direct contact with both arteries and veins, and postulated a similar connection between the glomeruli and urinary vessels. In his treatise on heart polyps, Malpighi demonstrated that the polyps consisted of coagulum found in normal blood; it was while examining a clot of coagulum under the microscope that Malpighi observed a number of red 'atoms' (corpuscles) in the interstices of the coagulum fibers" (Norman).. 4to (247x179 mm), uncut in the original carta rustica boards, pp. [4], 1-172, a fine and fresh copy on thick paper, custom morocco box. "Very rare" (Norman)

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        Illustrirter Plan von Hamburg. Kreisrunde Lithographie um 1855 mit detailreicher Aufsicht auf die Innenstadt Hamburgs, die Wallanlagen, die Binnenalster und Hafen aus der Vogelperspektive: Mit den Neubaufassaden nach dem Hamburger Brand von 1842.

      Hertz, Hamburg - Bildgröße 17 x 17 cm mit Schmuckumrandung / Blattgröße: 33 x 29 cm. Das Blatt im weißen Außenrand etwas fleckig und fingerfleckig, teils auch stärker, etwas angeknickt. ( Pic erhältlich // webimage available )

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        Eigenh. Manuskript mit U.

      Wien, 28. V. 1842.. 3 SS. auf Doppelblatt. Folio.. Eine chronologische Aufstellung der Werke des bedeutenden Opernkomponisten Gluck, dessen Geburtstag sich heuer zum 300 mal jährt. Am Schluß folgen einige kurze biographische Angaben mit Lokalisierung der ursprünglichen Grabstätte des in Wien verstorbenen Komponisten: "[...] und liegt begraben am Kirchhofe nächst der Matzleinsdorfer Linie (Grabstätte Nr. 667 et 668 an der Mauer)". - Etwas fleckig und mit Randläsuren.

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        NARRATIVE OF THE LATE EXPEDITION TO SYRIA, UNDER THE COMMAND OF ADMIRAL THE HON. SIR ROBERT STOPFORD, ..... Comprising an account of the Capture of Gebail, Tripoli, and Tyre; Storming of Sidon; Battle of Calat-Meidan; Bombardment and Capture of St. Jean D'Acre,

      London: Henry Colburn , Publisher, Great Marlborough Street., 1842. First edition. 8vo. 2 volumes: viii, (4), 301, (8, publisher's catalogue); v, (3), 312 pp. Lithographed frontispiece portraits, map, plan, and five lithographed or wood-engraved plates. Blackmer sale 850: "Hunter was present on board H.M.S. Dido during various scenes of action in the Anglo-Egyptian war in Syria in 1840. A British-Turkish military force invaded Lebanon in September, 1840, in order to force Mehmet Ali to return Syria to Ottoman rule and to abandon his dangerous attempts to partition the Ottoman Empire." Some light foxing to portraits and ads, but a very good copy. Original blue cloth, stamped in blind, gilt spine titles. (#6312)

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        A manuscript petition signed by 54 'householders and members of the German Lutheran Congregations of Klemzig and Hahndorf' on 26 May 1842, seeking to have Pastor Kavel licensed as an Officiating Minister under a new 'Act for Regulating Marriages in the Province of South Australia'

      - Foolscap folio, a bifolium, comprising the half-page petition with three neat columns each of fourteen signatures below it; a further twelve signatures on the verso; third page blank; fourth page docketed. Four horizontal folds, with very slight wear to the open ends of the creases; when folded, the docketed portion of the last leaf has been exposed and is a little sunned; overall, the document is in excellent condition. The Act came into operation on 1 July 1842. It called for Ministers of Religion to be registered, or any marriages they performed would be deemed invalid. Automatically eligible under the Act were 'clergymen of the United Church of England and Ireland and of the Church of Scotland'. Section XXXII stated 'That any minister of religion who shall have been for a period of twelve months in charge of a christian congregation consisting of at least forty householders resident in the province may apply to the Registrar General and the Registrar General on production of certificates signed in duplicate by such forty householders at least stating that the applicant has been for such period of twelve months a minister of religion in charge of such congregation of which they are members shall enter such applicant as an officiating minister within the meaning of this Act in a book to be kept for that purpose and shall file and preserve one of such certificates among the records of this office and shall give public notice thereof in the South Australian Government Gazette'. Offered here for sale is one of the original pair of petitions, being the copy returned to the parishioners in accordance with the strict letter of the Act. That it has survived is one thing (handed down through one of the families). That virtually all of the signatories arrived in South Australia on the 'German First Fleet' is something else again. The story is too well-known to require a detailed account, but briefly, during 'the bitter church struggle arising from the King of Prussia's attempt in 1817 to enforce unity of Lutherans and Calvinists within his realm' (Australian Dictionary of Biography), Pastor August Kavel and his congregation sought to emigrate to places where they could practise their faith in freedom. In 1836, he heard of George Fife Angas and the new colony of South Australia. The upshot was that the 'largest group of devout families that he [Angas] persuaded to emigrate to the new colony were the German Lutherans under Pastor August Kavel. When the Colonization Commission and the [South Australian Company] refused to help, he personally advanced some £8000 to the Germans for their migration. On arrival many of them became tenants on his land at Klemzig' (ADB). They arrived on the 'Prince George', the 'Bengalee', the 'Zebra', and the 'Catharina' between 18 November 1838 and 22 January 1839. The first notice regarding the licensing of ministers under the new Act was dated 25 May 1842, and it appeared in the South Australian Government Gazette Number 229, published the following day. The notice was placed by the Registrar General, none other than Charles Sturt, unhappily cooling his heels in an inferior position on insufficient pay, while preparing 'a grandiose plan for exploring and surveying, within two years, the entire unknown interior of the continent' (ADB) - but that's another story . When he received the Kavel petitions, he docketed them; on this copy he wrote '1. Certificate of the Householders of the Villages of Klemzig and Handorff [sic] in favor of the Revd. A. Kavel, Lutheran Minister. May 26th 1842' and signed it 'C. Sturt RG'. A more pleasing (and unlikely) group of signatures relating to the foundation of South Australia that one might wish to have materialise after some 170 years is difficult to imagine! Notification that 'the Reverend Augustus Kavel has been entered as an Officiating Minister' appeared in Gazette Number 231 on 9 June 1842. Use [Ask Bookseller a Question] option below to confirm availability.

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        Jahrbücher des Vereins von Alterthumsfreunden im Rheinlande. Folgen 1-15 (1842-1850), gebunden in 5 Bänden.

      Bonn, gedruckt auf Kosten des Vereins (bei Marcus u.a.), 1842-1850.. Je Folge ca. 200 - 400 Seiten (zus. ca. 4000 Seiten). Mit zahlreichen teils gefaltenen Tafeln in Lithographie. Gebunden in 5 uniformen Halblederbänden der Zeit auf je 4 Bünden mit Rückenvergoldung.. *Enthält die ersten 15 Bände der großen Zeitschrift, die bis 2002 erschien (später unter dem Titel "Bonner Jahrbücher", die frühen Jahrgänge sind recht selten. - Vorliegend ein schönes Exemplar in hübschen zeitgenössischen Halbledereinbänden. Text wie fast immer (papierbedingt) teilweise gebräunt, ansonsten sehr gut erhalten und dekorativ gebunden.

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        Indian Utensils and Arms

      Paris, Coblenz and London 1842 - Hand-coloured aquatint engraving by Du Casse after Bodmer, blindstamp. An elaborately composed grouping of Indian artifacts based on drawings made of items that Prince Maximilian purchased and brought back to Europe as well as belongings sketched by Bodmer in situ and retained by their original Indian owners. This cornucopia of Indian manufacturing includes 2. stone knife found near New Harmony, Indiana; 4. gunstock type club; 5. lance, Sauk and Fox Tribe; 6. shield; 8. rawhide storage container, ?Cheyenne Tribe; 9. moccasins, ?Iroquois Tribe; 10. quiver, bow and arrows, ?Crow or Sioux Tribe; 12. pipe, Mandan Tribe; 14 ball, Mandan or Hidatsa Tribe; 15. hoop and pole game, Mandan Tribe; 16. war whistle, Mandan Tribe; 17. drum, Mandan Tribe; 18. moccasins, Sioux Tribe. 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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        Westminster Abbey. West Front.

      New York Albion, New York 1842 - Engraving. Sheet size: 17 3/4 x 22". Inventory#: p397pmat.

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        Blick auf den großen Rundturm des Castello Vecchio bei Castellamare am Golf von Neapel.

      - Bleistift, auf Velin, links unten bezeichnet und datiert &#132;liebes Akatien (sic!) Castello vecchio Castel a mare. 27. August"., verso Nachlaßstempel. 29,7:44,5 cm. Verso: Bleistiftskizze einer südlichen Landschaft. - Mit einigen kleinen Braunflecken. Während des Italienaufenthaltes von 1842/45 entstandene Studie vor der Natur. Nach erstem Unterricht 1829-1834 bei seinem Vater, dem Landschafts- und Dekorationsmaler Ludwig Pose (geb. 1786), besuchte Eduard Wilhelm 1830 die Düsseldorfer Kunstakademie und war seit 1832 Schüler des Landschafts- und Historienmalers Carl Friedrich Lessing (1808-1880) und seit 1832 des Landschaftsmalers Johann Wilhelm Schirmer (1807-1863). Von Düsseldorf aus unternahm er zahlreiche Wanderungen in die nähere Umgebung, um die Natur vor Ort zu studieren. Zusammen mit Andreas Achenbach (1815-1910) wechselte er 1836 nach München und nahm dort Verbindung zu Carl Rottmann (1797-1850) auf, dessen Mitarbeiter er an dem gerade begonnenen Zyklus griechischer Landschaften wurde. Vorübergehend ging er, wegen der in München ausbrechenden Cholera, nach Frankfurt am Main. Er unternahm Studienreisen ins Salzburger Land, 1838 nach Tirol, 1839 nach Paris und Brüssel. Zwischen 1838 und 1842 lebte er überwiegend in Düsseldorf. 1842 reiste er nach Rom. Von hier aus unternahm er zahlreiche Wanderungen nach Unteritalien und Sizilien. Nach seiner Rückkehr 1845 ließ er sich endgültig in Frankfurt am Main nieder und reiste 1849 nochmals nach Italien, nach Florenz. In seinen späteren Jahren gehörte er dem in Kronberg im Taunus aktiven Malerkreis an.

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        Das Todtenbuch der Aegypter nach dem hieroglyphischen Papyrus

      1842. LEPSIUS, Carl Richard. Das Todtenbuch der Aegypter nach dem hieroglyphischen Papyrus in Turin mit einem Vorworte zum ersten Male herausgegeben. 24 pp. Illustrated with 79 full-page red and black lithographic plates, three of them folding. Large 4to., 318 x 263 mm, bound in contemporary German tan calf, gilt-lettered spine, matching marbled paper over boards. Leipzig: Georg Wigand, 1842. |~||~||~||~| First and Only Edition. Karl Richard Lepsius (1810-1884), pioneering Prussian Egyptologist and pioneer of modern archaeology, is considered the father of the modern scientific Egyptology. The Book of the Dead (Das Todtenbuch), the common name for the ancient Egyptian funerary papyrus texts, was coined by Lepsius. It is speculated that Lepsius borrowed the term from contemporary inhabitants of the Theban cemeteries. The 79 lithographs with highlights in red are the work of the young artist Max Weidenbach. Max Weidenbach (1823- 1890) came from the town of Naumburg in Saxony-Anhalt, just south of Leipzig. In 1839, at 16 years of age old, he was invited to Berlin to study hieroglyphics and Egyptology under Carl Richard Lepsius, who also came from Naumburg. As an artist one of Weidenbach's lasting achievements was the 79 lithographs published in 1842. Contact prints of original hieroglyphics made by Lepsius in 1836, were used by Weidenbach as source models for his lithographs.. Weidenbach's lithographs of hieroglyphic writing and images, were executed with a beauty and pureness of style that they remain unsurpassed ("daß seine Wiedergabe der ägyptischen Schrift und Kunst sich durch eine Schönheit und Reinheit des Stils auszeichnet, die nicht übertroffen worden ist" -- Allgemeine Deutsche Biographie). His Das Todtenbuch der Aegypter is the result of a trip commissioned by King Frederich Wilhelm IV of Prussia appointing Lepsius to lead a three-year expedition to Egypt to explore and record the remains of the ancient Egyptian civilization. The expedition reached Giza in November 1842 and spent six months making some of the first scientific studies of the area. They discovered over 67 pyramids and more than 130 tombs of ancient rulers. While at the Giza Pyramid, Lepsius inscribed a note written in Egyptian hieroglyphs honouring his patron, Friedrich Wilhelm IV, above the pyramid's original entrance; where it remains visible to this day. Das Todtenbuch reproduces hieroglyphic writing in a Ptolemaic papyrus text of the Book of the Dead, now preserved in Turin, referred to as "Papyrus Turin 1791." It remains one of the most important Book of the Dead manuscripts from the Ptolemaic Period and is a model papyrus for all the modern editions of the Books of the Dead. Lepsius introduced a spell numbering system, still in use today, and he identified 165 different spells. A fine copy of one of the most important and earliest books of Egyptology. Some light spotting to a few text leaves, otherwise, a very fine, complete copy in the original German publisher's binding. Ibrahim-Hilmy, Literature of Egypt and the Soudan, 375. Brunet III, 997.

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        Diary and Letters of Madame D'Arblay, Author of Evelina, Cecilia, &c.

      - London - Henry Colburn 1842 - A collection of the Diary and Letters of Madame D'Arblay edited by her niece. Complete in seven volumes. Volume I covers the period 1778 to 1780, volume II covers the period 1781 to 1786, volume III covers the period 1786 to 1787, volume IV covers the period 1788 to 1789, volume V covers the period 1789 to 1793, volume VI covers the period 1793 to 1812 and volume VII covers the period 1813 to 1840. Frances Burney (13 June 1752 6 January 1840), also known as Fanny Burney and, after her marriage, as Madame dArblay, was an English novelist, diarist and playwright. She was born in Lynn Regis, now Kings Lynn, England, on 13 June 1752, to musical historian Dr Charles Burney (17261814) and Mrs Esther Sleepe Burney (172562). The third of six children, she was self-educated and began writing what she called her scribblings at the age of ten. In 1793, aged forty-two, she married a French exile, General Alexandre D'Arblay. Their only son, Alexander, was born in 1794. After a lengthy writing career, and travels that took her to France for more than ten years, she settled in Bath, England, where she died on 6 January 1840. Frances Burney was a novelist, diarist and playwright. She wrote in total four novels, eight plays, one biography and twenty volumes of journals and letters. She gains critical respect in her own right, but also foreshadows such novelists of manners with a satirical bent as Jane Austen and Thackeray. She published her first novel, Evelina, anonymously in 1778. When the book's authorship was revealed, it brought her almost immediate fame due to its unique narrative and comic strengths. She followed with Cecilia in 1782, Camilla in 1796 and The Wanderer in 1814. All of Burneys novels explore the lives of English aristocrats, and satirise their social pretensions and personal foibles, with an eye to larger questions such as the politics of female identity. With one exception, Burney never succeeded in having her plays performed, largely due to objections from her father, who thought that publicity from such an effort would be damaging to her reputation. The exception was Edwy and Elgiva, which unfortunately was not well received by the public and closed after the first nights performance. Condition: Re-backed in contemporary brown cloth bindings with gilt lettering to the spines. Externally, generally smart, lightly rubbed in places. Corners are bumped. Internally, firmly bound. Pages are generally bright and clean with some scattered light foxing. Overall: GOOD. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        FÜSSEN. "Stadt und Schloss Füssen". Große Gesamtansicht, vorne links Gärtner bei der Arbeit, in der Mitte Mönch mit Mädchen sprechend.

      - Lithographie mit Tonplatte von C.A. Lebschée nach Dom. Quaglio, 1842, 36,5 x 45,5 cm. Huber "Auf der Suche" S. 185 Nr. 2; Lentner 7988: "Prächtiges, dekoratives Blatt!" - Aus dem in Einzelblättern erschienenen Werk "Sammlung malerischer Burgen und anderer geschichtlich merkwürdiger Baudenkmale der Bayerischen Vorzeit", bei Mey & Widmayer 1844-1846. - Gerahmt, in den Rändern wenig fleckig. Sehr selten!

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        NATURAL HISTORY OF THE INSECTS OF CHINA, Containing Upwards of Two Hundred and Twenty Figures and Descriptions by E. Donovan.A New Edition, brought down to the finest state of the science, with systematic characters of each species.

      Henry G. Bohn, London 1842 - [vi], 96 pages of text including an index. Illustrated with 50 engraved plates, of which the first three are finely hand-colored. Bound in modern (circa 1980) full leather, in excellent condition. New endpapers. Title page slightly soiled and spotted, but remainder of text and plates are nearly immaculate. Title continues ".Synonyms, Indexes and other Additional Matter by J. O. Westwood." The second edition and revised edition of "Epitome of the Insects of China." Size: Quarto (4to) [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        THE STRUCTURE AND DISTRIBUTION OF CORAL REEFS. Being the First Part of the Geology of the Voyage of the Beagle, under the Command of Capt. Fitzroy, R.N. during the Years 1832 to 1836

      London, Smith, Elder and Co., 1842.. FIRST EDITION 1842. 8vo, approximately 210 x 135 mm, 8¼ x 5¼ inches, 3 folding maps, 2 with coloured outlines, lacks black and white map 2, replaced with an identical map from the second edition of 1874 and put in a pocket at rear, 6 woodcuts in the text, pages: xii, 1-214 including index, half-title present, rebound in full blue morocco, gilt lettering to spine, gilt decoration to spine with anchors between raised bands, covers with gilt and blind decoration to edges with anchors in each corner, housed in a plain blue cloth slipcase. Pale brown staining to outer margins of all pages, including half-title and title pages, worse at the front and back, the coloured folding maps have browning to the folds (see images), first folding map has  neat repairs to 2 folds and a few small neat repairs to margins, the map in pocket has small piece cut from a corner, not affecting image, occasional other small pale stains in margins, some edges slightly brittle, no advertisements in this copy. A stained copy of this important Darwin in a handsome binding, priced to reflect condition. See The Works of Charle Darwin, by R.B. Freeman, page 58 No. 271. MORE IMAGES ATTACHED TO THIS LISTING, ALL ZOOMABLE, FURTHER IMAGES ON REQUEST. POSTAGE AT COST.

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        Angler an der oberen Isar bei Lenggries.

      - Lavierte Feder- und Pinselzeichnung über Bleistift auf blau getöntem Papier, unten links signiert und datiert "Kaiser f. 1842", 19 x 26 cm. Ernst Kaiser, geboren in Rain, zeichnet sich durch seine lockere Aquarelltechnik und atmosphärische Licht- und Luftwirkung aus (vgl. auch die Aquarelle in der Staatlichen Graphischen Sammlung in München). Weniger anerkannt als sein Ateliergenosse Heinrich Bürkel starb Kaiser verbittert und fast vergessen in München. - Schwacher Lichtrand, sonst gut erhalten. [Attributes: Signed Copy]

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        Autograph letter signed ("G. Sand").

      No place, 29. IV. 1842.. 8vo. 3 pp.. In French, to an unnamed critic: "I owe my thanks, Sir, for the kind and generous appreciation of my works you wrote in la Phalange; you gave my talent much more praise than it deserves; but the honesty and the elevation of your heart led you to such excess of kindness to me, because you recognized someone well-intentioned in me. Pax Hominibus bonae voluntatis [Peace on earth and goodwill to all men]. That is my motto, and it is also the only Latin I know. But this being certain, from the bottom of my soul, that I have always meant well, has helped me find consolation for other people s injustices as well as for my own failings [ ]". Sand continues her lengthy letter asking if her correspondent might read a small book she has sent along, noting: "I am sure that you will want to encourage such a sturdy , such a wildly strong talent, and that it will strike you as it does me [ ]". - Repair to central horizontal fold. On stationery with her embossed initials.

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        Georgia Illustrated in a Series of Views, Embracing Natural Scenery and Public Edifices, Engraved on Steel by Rawdon, Wright, Hatch and Smillie, from Sketches Made Expressly for This Work, by T. Addison Richards

      W. & W. C. Richards, Penfield, Georgia 1842 - Half leather with deep maroon shades of marbled paper and gilt tiles on spine. Some edge, corner and surface wear, but book is still square and securely bound. The thirteen plates have some foxing, mainly in the margins. Pages have light to moderate toning. G+ to VG-. Overall, an attractive copy of this rather uncommon Georgia title. ; B&W Engravings; Small 4to 9" - 11" tall; 44 pages; Early work on Georgia places, many of the essays are taken from The Orion also published by William Carey Richards. The engravings, which are justly famous, are by T. Addison Richards, brother of the editor. Howes R252. DeRenne II 484. Georgiana 32. Harwell 264. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        The Colonial Magazine and Commercial-Maritime Journal. Aug - Dec 1842; 1843

      London:: Fisher & Son,. 1842, 1843.. Hardcover. Very good condition. 4 volumes covering the last quarter of 1842 and 1843 in entirety. Articles of interest include: Vol I: Manilla, by a Correspondent (p1); North American Indians (83, 202, 423); Progress of the Settlement at Port Phillip (160); British South Africa - A Description of Port Natal, with a view of the Entrance, and a Map of the District - by Saxe Bannister, Esq (161, 336, 474); The Falkland Islands - a Letter to the Editor (400). Vol II (Jan - April, 1843) articles: The Fur-Trade between the North-western Coast of America and China (p1); An Excursion Along the Western Coast of the Island of Trinidad, from Port of Spain ... to the Pitch Lake in the Quarter of La Brea (with an engraving) (49, 353); British South Africa, between the Frontiers of the Cape of Good Hope and the Tropic (83, 199); The Aborigines of Australasia (137); An Account of Peking, by Wm. Huttman, Esq. (178); Another Tribute to the Memory of Captain Cook, by E. P. (315). Vol III (May - Aug 1843): British Settlements on the Eastern Shore of the Pacific - Oregon Territory (p18); An Excursion along the Western Coast of the Island of Trinidad (39, 426); A Sketch of the North-Western Boundary District .... by a late Resident there (129); The Colonial Whale Fisheries, and Sperm Oil Depression & c (222); Hong Kong, the Moral Conqueror of China (258); Statistical Table of the Whale fishery of the United States in 1841 (267). Vol IV (Sept - Dec 1843): The Philippine Islands, their History and Commercial Importance by R. Wise.. (p1); Restoration of the Independence of the Sandwich Islands (95); A Voice from Trinidad ... (161, 293, 460); The Late Captain Weddell - by E. P. (278); The Squatting Ordinance, or the Result of Emancipation in Trinidad (328); Oceania - Upon the Occupation of the Marquesas Islands and of the Island of Tahiti (397); New Zealand, and its Present State (424). 8vo, each vol. approx. 500pp. Nicely rebound in quarter green morocco and green cloth, gilt titles & vol. numbers and dates. Gilt spine titles, "Fisher's Colonial Magazine", with number and year in gilt. A couple of small library stamps, but not on titles or frontispieces.

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        Scenes De La Vie Privee Et Publique Des Animaux

      1842. GRANDVILLE, J.-J. Scènes de la vie privée et publique des animaux. Two volumes. [8], 386, [6]; [4], 390, [6] pp. With 201 engraved plates and 120 vignettes illustrating the text. Large 8vo., 261 x 180 mm, uniformly bound in publisher's full purple morocco with gilt vingettes of Grandville designs on the covers and spine. Paris: Hetzel et Paulin: 1842. |~||~||~||~| First Edition of a Grandville masterpiece, bound in the publisher's full purple morocco. A fantastic example of anthropomorphic illustration and an important precursor of surrealism. These illustrations represent some of Grandville's most memorable creations. Many of the plates are of single figures, but there are also satirical scenes of everyday life, monsters, animals looking at politicians caged at the zoo, etc. The texts contained herein were written by such notable authors as Balzac, Charles Nodier, George Sand, Louis Viardot and even J. Hetzel, the publisher (under the pseudonym of P.-J. Stahl). Hetzel was the motivating force behind this work, which he undertook in order to "give words to Grandville's marvellous animals, and to join our pen with his pencil, thereby coming to his assistance in criticizing the aberrations of our epoch, and by preference among these aberrations, those which are of every period and every country." Gordon N. Ray writes: "Through Grandville's animals, Hetzel and his colleagues offered a witty and telling commentary on contemporary politics and personalities." Some minor foxing, light edge wear to bindings, overall a fine set rare in the publisher's binding as here. Ray 194. Carteret III, 552-59. Rebeyrat, Catalogue bibliographique et bibliophilique in: J.-J. Grandville (1985) pp. 289-90.

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        Plans, Elevations, Sections And Details Of The Alhambra

      1842. ALHAMBRA. JONES, Owen and Jules GOURY. 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. Two volumes. I: [10], 20, [102] pp. Illustrated with a chromolithographic title-page and 51 full-page lithographic plates, of which 2 hand-coloured plans, 3 double-page plates, 1 double-page folding plate, and 25 chromolithographs. II: [2] ff. (title-page and list of plates). Illustrated with a chromolithographic title-page and 87 numbered images on 50 full-page lithographic plates, of which 42 chromolithographs, plus an unnumbered coloured tailpiece. Folio, 580 x 420 mm, bound in contemporary three-quarter English red morocco over marbled boards. London: Owen Jones, 1842-45. |~||~||~||~| A stunning copy of this 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, who was assisting Gottfried Semper with his radical studies of the polychromy of Ancient Greek buildings. Jones and Goury travelled together to Egypt to study the Islamic architecture of Cairo, and then to Constantinople before arriving at Granada where they studied the Islamic decoration at the Alhambra. Jones's studies of the Alhambra were pivotal in the development of his theories on flat pattern, geometry, and polychromy. He returned to London determined to publish the results of their studies. The standard of colour printing at that time was incapable of reproducing the intricate decoration of the Alhambra; therefore Jones undertook the printing project himself. Collaborating with chemists and printers, Jones did his own research into the new process of chromolithography. He issued Plans, Elevations, Sections and Details of the Alhambra, in twelve parts over a period of almost ten years, from 1836 to 1845. It was the world's first ever published work of any significance to employ chromolithography and was to be a milestone in the development of Owen Jones's reputation as a design theorist. It is very much a companion to the author's celebrated Grammar of Ornament. 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. Today quite rare: most copies have long ago either fallen apart due to their immense size, or have been dismembered by the print trade, with the decorative chromolithographs being sold separately. This copy has none of the foxing that usually mars this book. Tiny hole repaired on title-page to vol. I, some wear to binding extremities, else very fresh. PROVENANCE: Forbes Library, Northampton, Mass., with bookplates in both volumes and a very discreet ink stamp on the subscriber's list in vol. I and the list of plates in vol. II. Abbey, Travel 156. McLean, Victorian Book Design and Colour Printing, pp. 72-78. Friedman, Colour Printing in England 1486-1870, 145. Burch 183-88.

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        The Book of British Ballads

      London: Jeremiah How, 1842. First edition. Profusion of wood-engraved illustrations after Richard Dadd, John Tenniel, John Gilbert, and others. [4], vi, 233 [1] pp., printed entirely on INDIA PAPER and mounted two pages per sheet. Printed by Vizetelly Brothers and Co., Printers, 135, Fleet Street. 4to. Unbound sheets housed in a cloth chemise and green quarter morocco slipcase. Fine.

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