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        Original Ansichten der historisch merkwürdigsten Städte Deutschlands. 3. u. 4. Band.

      Darmstadt: Verlag von Gutav Georg Lange, 1842/1843,. 51+1 / 53+1 Tafeln; nachgebunden: Halbleinen; 4°; 1250g; ehem. Lederteile durch Grobleinen ersetzt; Rückenschild aufgesetzt, Ecken bestoßen; Bezugspapier berieben; Vorsatz erneuert; viele Seiten wasserrandig, v.a. am oberen Rand. Seiten vielfach fingerfleckig oder stockfleckig; unterschiedliche Papiersorten, teils leicht gebräunt; einzele Blätter gerändert o. randrissig, Seidenhemdchen von unterschiedlicher Größe, Qualität und Erhaltung; handschriftliches Inhaltsverzeichnis auf ehem. hinterem fliegenden Vorsatz.. nach der Natur aufgenommen von verschiedenen Künstlern, in Stahl gestochen von Ernst Willmann, Louis Hofmeister, E.E. Höfer, Ioh. Pöppel und anderen deutschen Künstlern. Band 3: Das Erz Bassin im K.Schlossgarten zu Prag. Der Altstädter Thor Turm in Prag. Die Brückentürme er Kleinseite in Prag. Das Czernin'sche Palais in Prag. Der Hradschin in Prag. Die Kleinseite mit dem Hradschin in Prag. Die Kleinseite mit den drei Inseln zu Prag. Das Kreuzherrn Kloster in Prag. Die Landtagsstube in Prag. Die St.Nicolakirche in Prag. Panorama von Prag. Prag von der Nordseite. Das alte Rathaus in Prag. Die K. Residenz in Prag. Der grosse Ring mit der Teinskirche in Prag. Das Fürst Schwarzenbergische Palais in Prag. Die St.Veitskirche in Prag (2x). Wallensteins Halle in Prag. Das Palais Wallensteins in Prag. Carlsbad vvom Belvedere aus. Carlsbad von der Maria Capelle aus. Die Colonaden des Neubrunnens in Carlsbad. Die Colonaden des Sprudels / der Strudel Carlsbad. Der Theresienbrunn / Der Freundschaftsaal Carlsbad. Das Schlangenbad und Theil des Neubades in Teplitz. Der Schlangenplatz in Teplitz. Das Steinbad in Teplitz. Totalansicht von Teplitz. Eger. Die Hauptkirche in Eger. Franzensbrunn. Die St.Barbarakirche in Kuttenberg. Das Steinerne Haus in Kuttenberg. Die Iakobskirche in Kuttenberg. Die St. Bartholmaeuskirche in Kuttenberg. Das Rathaus und die Stadtkirche in Leitmeritz. Tabor. Ansicht von Mareinbad. Der Ferdinandsbrunnen in Marienbad. Der Kreuzbrunnen in Marienbad. Tübingen. Hohenzollern mit Hechingen. Reutlingen. Gmünd. Tuttlingen und Honburg. Sigmaringen. Mergentheim. Calw. Helfenstein und die befestigte Stadt Geisslingen. Der Haidplatz in Regensburg. Der Louisenplatz und das Ludwigsmonument in Darmstadt. Hamburg von der Elbhoehe aus gesehen. Die Bergstrasse und die St. Petri-Kirche in Hamburg. Blankenese. Die neue Börse in Hamburg. Das Innere der neuen Börse in Hamburg. Ansicht von der Elbhoehe (Stintfang) in Hamburg. Die Esplanade in Hamburg. Der Hopfenmarkt in Deutschland. Der alte Iungfernstieg in Hamburg. Der alte und neue Iungfernstieg in Hamburg. Das Millern (oder Altonaer) Thor in Hamburg. Das neue Schulgebaeude (Iohanneum) in Hamburg. DasStadttheater in Hamburg. Die Aegidienkirche in Hannover. Hannover von der Süd-West-Seite. Leibnitzens ehemalige Wohnung in Hannover. Der Neustädter Markt in Hannover. Das Palais und das neue Schloss zu Hannover. Das Waterloo Monument zu Hannover. Hameln. Die Kettenbrücke zu Hameln. Ansicht von Hildesheim. Der Dom zu Hildesheim. Ein Theil des Marktplatzes zu Hildesheim. Der Altstadtmarkt mit der Martinikirche zu Braunschweig. Der Burgplatz mit der Domkirche zu Braunschweig. Der Hagenmarkt mit der Catharinenkirche zu Braunschweig. Der Wollmarkt mit der Andreaskirche zu Braunschweig. Der Marktplatz in Lemgo. Der Aquaduct zu Wilhelmshoehe. Die Loewenburg zu Wilhelmshoehe. Die St. Martinskirche und der Gouvernementsplatz zu Cassel. Das Innere der St.Martinskirche in Cassel. Das Staende-Haus in Cassel. Kloster reitenau an der Fulda. Die Kirche zu Frankenberg. Marburg. Die Elisabeth-Kirche in Marburg. Aachen. Der Dom in Aachen. Frankenberg und Aachen. Das Rathaus in Aachen. Das Theater in Aachen. Viaduct bei Aachen. Trier. Constantin's Palast in Trier. Denkmal der Sucundiner in Igel bei Trier. Innere Ansicht des Doms in Trier. Der Dom und die Liebfrauenkirche in Trier. Die Liebfrauenkirche in Trier. Die Mathiskirche in Trier. Porta nigra (Trier). Die römischen Bäder in Trier. Die Steuppe in Trier. _ x1x

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        On the Theory of Painting

      1842. FIELDING, Theodore Henry Adolphus. On The Theory of Painting; to Which is Added An Introduction To Painting In Water-Colours, with An Index of Mixed Tints; also, an Appendix, containing A Manual of Lithography. 145 pp. Illustrated with hand-coloured frontispiece, 8 steel engraved plates and 6 plates containing a total of 90 hand-coloured paint samples. 8vo., 245 x 155 mm, bound in publisher's cloth. London: Published for the Author, Ackermann & Co., Strand, 1842. |~||~||~||~||~||~| Third Edition, much enlarged, of this popular nineteenth-century painter's manual, which was first published in 1836. Fielding was an accomplished artist who illustrated numerous books and wrote several manuals intended for artists. This is an extremely fine copy of a book not usually found in acceptable condition. The six plates of tints are particularly attractive. Abbey, Life 124.

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        MEMORIE STORICHE DELLA REPUBBLICA DI SAN MARINO.

      Tipografia Elvetica 1842 Seconda edizione. Cm.17x10,5. Pg.404. Legatura in mz.pergamena con piatti decorati. Tassello con titoli in oro al dorso. La coperta originale è conservata all'interno. Bruniture sparse. Esemplare assai ben conservato. Filosofo e uomo politico abruzzese, Melchiorre Delfico (Leognago di Teramo, 1744 - 1835) fu allievo del Genovesi e simpatizzò con Bonaparte. Fu esule a San Marino, ove compose la presente Opera che vide la luce in prima edizione nel 1804, pubblicata in Milano da Sonzogno. "Il suo pensiero filosofico, derivato in parte dalle idee del Cabanis e del Condorcet, rientra nel quadro dell'illuminismo. Il Delfico è animato da una salda fede nel progresso e crede di scoprire la radice della perfettibilità umana in un istinto imitativo che costituirebbe la base della morale e darebbe impulso a quel perfezionamento che distingue l'uomo dall'animale" (G.M.Merlo).

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        Eigenh. Brief mit U.

      Dresden, 26. V. 1842.. 1 S. mit Siegel und Adresse verso (Faltbrief). Gr.-4to.. An die Prager Musikalienhandlung Hofmann: "Werthgeschätzter Herr [Melodie] / Da Ew. Wohlgeboren bei dem letzten Hiersein etwas Lust zu dem [Melodie] Variationen zu haben schienen, so frage ich hiermit ganz ergebenst noch einmal an, ob Sie nicht geneigt seyn möchten, sie heraus zu geben, dieses Solo-Stück ist sehr gefällig u. effektvoll, auch ist am Schluß ein sehr launiges Rondoletto wie folgt: [Melodie]. Die genaue Druck-Seitenzahl kann betragen: Solo Stimme, 5; Quartett-Stimmen 12, Pianoforte-Stimme 6 und die kl. Partition der Blaßinstrumente 3, also: in Summa, 26 Druckseiten. Ich würde es um auch auswärtig bekannt zu machen, entweder Herrn Franchomme in Paris oder Herrn Schubert oder Wielhorsky in Petersburg dediciren. Sie werden fragen und der Preiß? - sechs Louisd'orchen - nun, wir werden wohl einig. Die Motiven zu dem kleineren Stück für für Piano u. Violoncell bitte ich, mir nun baldigst zu übersenden. Nichts für ungut [...]". - Kl. Randausriss von Siegelöffnung alt hinterlegt. Hochdekorativer Brief, in dem Kummer immer neu wiederholte oder variierte Melodiefragmente einsprengt bzw. seine Worte mit Noten beim Schreiben gleich vertont. - "Als Virtuose hat Friedrich August Kummer ohne Unterbrechung dem Dresdener Musikleben im breitesten Sinne gedient. [...] Unerschöpflich war [seine kompositorische Begabung] in der Verarbeitung beliebter Melodien zu Variationen, Fantasien, Caprices usw. in den verschiedensten Besetzungen, vor allem für den Bedarf der Liebhaberkreise [...] Mit dem Titel eines kgl. sächsischen Kammervirtuosen ausgezeichnet, trat er nach fünfzigjähriger Dienstzeit 1864 in den Ruhestand, setzte jedoch seine fleißige Tätigkeit im Dresdner Konservatorium und als Privatlehrer fort. Er starb, 82jährig, in hohem Ansehen" (MGG VII, 1894ff.).

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        Bohusläns historia och beskrifning. I-III.

      - Uddewalla, Samuel Victor Bagge 1842-45. 8:o. (4),XIX,182,(2); (6),280,(2); (2),503,(7) s. + 7 graverade planscher. Illustrationer i texten. Två senare välbevarade röda halvskinnband med marmorerade snitt. (N. Bernh. Anderssons Bokbinderi Stockholm). Liten fläck titelblad del I. Del II med fuktfläck yttre marginalen första åtta bladen, i del III sidan 151-56 med fuktfläck övre yttre hörnspets samt fuktrand övre marginalen sidan 157-160. I övrigt ett rent fint exemplar. 21 x 13 cm.[#\79841]

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        Tinted Lithograph Panorama Titled:] Petra. March 10th 1839.

      F.G. Moon, London 1842 - London: F.G. Moon, 1842. Tinted lithograph ca. 50x33 cm (20x13 in). Some mild foxing otherwise a very good lithograph. Petra was "established possibly as early as 312 BC as the capital city of the Nabataeans" (Wikipedia). Roberts left "London in August 1838 for Paris and thence travelling via Alexandria to Cairo, before visiting the pyramids at Giza. Hiring a cangia, he sailed up the Nile as far as Abu Simbel, stopping on his return north to sketch temples and ancient sites such as Philae, Karnak, Luxor, and Dendera. Back in Cairo he drew its streets and mosques before departing for Syria and Palestine in February 1839. He travelled through Sinai to Petra and thence north, via Hebron and Jaffa, to Jerusalem. From there he made an excursion to the Jordan, the Dead Sea, and Bethlehem and, after spending a further week in Jerusalem, he continued north, visiting many places associated with the Bible, before exploring Baalbek. He sailed for England from Beirut in May 1839, was quarantined in Malta, and returned to London in July. He was the first independent, professional British artist to travel so extensively in the Near East, and brought back 272 sketches, a panorama of Cairo, and three full sketchbooks, enough material to ¿serve me for the rest of my life¿ (Roberts, eastern journal, 28 Jan 1839). Over the next decade Roberts made ¿a serries of intire new drawings¿ for the 247 large coloured lithographs executed by Louis Haghe for The Holy Land, Syria, Idumea, Arabia, Egypt & Nubia (1842-9). No publication before this had presented so comprehensive a series of views of the monuments, landscape, and people of the Near East. Roberts was to paint more oils of the East than of any other region he visited, exhibiting thirty-one at the Royal Academy alone. These received critical acclaim and sold for high prices: for example, Jerusalem from the Mount of Olives (Holloway Collection at Royal Holloway and Bedford New College, Egham) was commissioned for £330 in 1841 and his Ruins of Baalbec sold for £440 the same year, while The Island of Philae (1843; priv. Coll.) bought by a friend for £100, rapidly sold for £200, and in 1858 fetched 400 guineas. The works remain keenly sought after to this day" (Oxford DNB).

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        The Holy Land, Syria, Idumea, Arabia [...]. (And:) Egypt & Nubia, from drawings made on the spot [...]. With historical descriptions by William Brockedon.

      London, F. G. Moon, 1842-1849.. Large folio (620 x 465 mm). 6 volumes bound in 4. Portrait of Roberts on India paper, 6 hand coloured titles and 241 superb hand coloured plates and 2 maps, with accompanying leaves of text, complete. Handsomely leather bound in half period morocco over marbled boards. All edges gilt. Binding by the London master Bennett Eedy (1799-1862) with his stamp to endpapers.. Both of Roberts' monumental works on the Middle East: a finely bound, coloured set of the standard folio edition. "One of the most important and elaborate ventures of nineteenth-century publishing and [...] the apotheosis of the tinted lithograph" (Abbey, p. 341). Roberts' masterpiece was issued in 41 parts over seven years, beautifully lithographed by Louis Haghe, to whom Roberts paid tribute in glowing terms: "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." - After an apprenticeship to the Scottish house-painter, Gavin Buego, David Roberts (1796-1864) became assistant scene painter at the Pantheon theatre in Edinburgh. He continued scene painting in Glasgow and finally, in 1821, was hired to work with Clarkson Stanfield at the Drury Lane theatre in London. In 1838 he made plans for a journey to the Near East, inspired by his passion for artistic adventure. He departed in August 1839 for Alexandria and spent the remainder of the year in Cairo and visiting the major tombs and sites of Egypt. The following February he journeyed to the Holy Land, making stops in Suez, Mount Sinai and Petra. He spent time in Gaza before entering Jerusalem and concluded his tour by spending several months visiting the biblical sites of the Holy Land. Roberts returned to England at the end of 1839 and submitted his drawings to F. G. Moon in 1840. Moon arranged to bring out a volume of Scripture history, paying Roberts 3,000 pounds for the copyright of the sketches and for overseeing Haghe's efforts. Both the exhibition of his original watercolours and the subsequent published work were an immediate success and confirmed his reputation as an architectural and landscape artist of the highest order. - Bookseller label of James Rimell, London, to pastedown. While not strictly contemporary with the date of issue, the colour in the present copy would appear to have been applied within the nineteenth century. The binder has altered the positioning of some of the plates to accommodate the original six volumes within the four-volume format. A very clean copy, occasionally showing the barest traces of foxing. A stunning set, and an economical alternative to the near-unobtainable luxury copies in hand colour issued by the publisher (a recent example, unbound in loose sheets, commanded $242,500 at Christie's in 2012). - Ibrahim-Hilmy II, 176. Abbey Travel II, 272 & 385. Tooley 401. Lipperheide Ma 27. Cf. Hiler 753. The Heritage Library, Islamic Treasures, s. v. "Art" (illustration).

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        Incidents of travel in Central America, Chiapas, and Yucatan

      London, Murray 1842.. New edition. 2 vols. gr.-8°. 424; 474 S. Mit Frontisp., 1gefalt. Karte, 69 lithogr. Taf. (dav. 2 doppelbl.-gr.) sowie zahlr Textholzschn. OLn. m. Goldpräg. Durchgeh. gebräunt bzw. stockfl. Eine Einbandecke restaur. Sabin 91299 - "The wonderful structures of the race of Indians which once inhabited the peninsula of Central America are here described by pen and pencil with great clearness and minuteness" (Field 379)

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        THE TEMPERANCE FISHING BOOK: OR, THE CONTEMPLATIVE ANGLER. By Joseph Wells, Sheffield. Second edition, revised.

      Printed at the Independent Office, Sheffield. - (1842) 1853 2nd edition. 12mo (84 x 137mm). Pp158 + 4pp index. Engraved frontispiece (showing sizes of hooks and flies). Very dark green cloth, titled "Practical Angler" in gilt on upper board. Original cloth rebacked in plain matching cloth. Slight wear to page edges but a very good copy. With the author's book ordering notice and price, along with his address, tipped-in on the front paste down. .Being a new and complete general treatise on that pleasing and healthful recreation, the art of angling. Containing a description of all the various kinds of fish, with full instructions how to angle for them; the best baits for that purpose; how to procure them; the best times to angle; prognostications of the weather; and much other useful information never published in any other treatise. The first edition (1842) had the title, "The Contemplative And Practical Angler." In the second edition the first - philosophical - part of the book, 'The Contemplative Angler,' is expanded from twenty to fifty pages, and the three fly lists are combined into one list of 55 patterns and dressings: 'A Full List Of Artificial Flies Suitable For The Season.' It includes short chapters on fly-dressing materials, and one of 'Receipts For Dyeing And Staining Feathers, Gut, Hair, &c.' An important book in the history of soft hackle / North Country flies. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Board of Trade Whitehall &c from Downing Street.

      London 1842 - Tinted Lithograph. Dimensions: 52.5 x 36 cm. Abbey Scenery 239. From 'London As It Is'.

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        VIAJE PINTORESCO ALREDEDOR DEL MUNDO.

      - Barcelona, 1842. Imp. Librería de J. Olivares. 3 Tomos.Holadensa piel, con dorados en lomera, deslucida por desgarros del papel. 389pp + 1 lámina despegable; 382pp + 1 lámina despegable; 318pp +láminas despegables; 18x20cm. Manchas de óxido. Ilustrado con 600 láminas dibujadas por M. de Sainson y grabados al acero. Cortes tintados, sello del antiguo propietario. Vitrina San José. VIAJES

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        La Guienne historique et monumentale

      First Edition. Bound in half navy grief, 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. Imp. de P. Coudert Bordeaux 1842-1844 20x29,5cm 4 volumes reliés en 2

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        History of the Orders of Knighthood of the British Empire.. (4 Vols)

      Maddoc St, London: John Hunter, 1842 Uniformly bound in early full black morocco, some blind tooling, corners and edges a little bumped and worn. Spines have titles in gilt, all have been repaired at some point, raised bands, blind tooling. Internally, all 4 volumes have red marbled endpapers, hinges strengthened, NO inscriptions. 26 wonderful plates, which includes the 4 important coloured portrait plates, has in excess of 56 illustrations within text. Volume 1, has the important coloured frontis tp by G Baxter a little chipped at edges, some light spotting to verso, title page in red and black ink, [6], (xvi), [2], (lxxxviii), (iii), [3], (ii), [1], 2-266 pp (With 2*39 page, 2*40, 2* 41, 2*42, 2*43, 2*44, 2*45 and 2*46 pp), 2 pls (Portrait plate at p3). Volume 2, (4), 267-515pp, (lx), (lix-lx), (xix-lvii), li-xc), (lxxxi-cxi) double pagination at 2*335, 2*336, 2*337, and 2*338, 4 plates (pages, 345, 352, 355 & 377). Volume 3, [6], 4-83 pp, [1], [3], (iv-xxxvi), (iv), [5], 4-194 pp, 193-276 pp, (cv), [1], (viii), 8 plates (including 2 portraits, pages 164, 165, 194, 195, 197, 199 + 2, & 3)Volume 4, [7], 4-92 pp, (xxvi), (iv), [3], 4-100 pp, (xxi), [1], (iii), [6], 4-56 pp, [2], (xl), [3], 4-24 pp, (v), [6], 4-28 pp, [3], (iv-xviii), [1], 2-16 pp, (xcii), 12 plates (including 1 portrait, (pages 61, 62, 73, 73, 74, 23, 35, 15, 17, 18, 19 + 3). (Lowndes 1690. Avery AWIN54). Wonderful production! Sir Nicholas Harris Nicolas, author and antiquary wrote many titles however it is the History of the orders of the Knighthood of the British Empire for which he is best remembered, originally issued as parts at a cost of between £3000 and £4000. In Muir's view "it is doubtful whether the technical quality of these prints could be surpassed today"; the plates 'using gold leaf.. are truly magnificent' (Muir 152) This work continues to be a valuable source for historians of the subject. 36.5*27cm, very heavy 17kg packed) A lovely set of a title that rarely come on the market!

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        Australia From Surveys Made by Order of the British Government Combined with those of D'Entrecasteauz, Baudin, Freycinet &c.&c. by John Arrowsmith, 1842./(inset) Map of Eastern Hemisphere showing location of Australia

      Engraved map with line color showing Western Australia. Sheet size: 26 5/8 x 21 3/4". Inventory#: p720pmat.

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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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        TA., Rathaus, "Das neue Rathaus in Zittau, gegründet den 14 September 1840. Ansicht II, von der Ecke des Gewandhauses aufgenommen".

      . kol. Lithographie v. Gabriel n. Schramm, dat. 1842, 25,5 x 34.

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        Fathers and Sons: A Novel. In three volumes

      London - Henry Colburn, 1842 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. First edition. A scarce first edition set of Hook's mid ninteenth-century novel. First Edition. Publishers original paper covered boards. Complete in three volumes. Volume I features a portrait frontispiece. With half titles to each volume. Theodore Edward Hook (22 September 1788 24 August 1841) was an English man of letters and composer, and briefly a civil servant in Mauritius. He is best known for his practical jokes, particularly the Berners Street Hoax in 1809. In the remaining 23 years of his life hewrote 38 volumes, besides articles, squibs and sketches. His novels have frequent passages of racy narrative and vivid portraiture. They include Maxwell (1830), a portrait of his friend the Revevent E. Cannon; Love and Pride (1833); the autobiographic Gilbert Gurney (1836) and Gurney Married (1838); Jack Brag (1837) and Peregrine Bunce (1842). His last novel was Births, Marriages and Deaths (1839). Condition: In quarter cloth bindings with paper covered boards. Externally, sound, rubbed in places with a few marks. Chipping to the spine labels. Three boards held by the cords only. Internally, generally firmly bound although the first few pages of volume I are working loose, with the frontispiece detached but present. Some light foxing to the first and last few pages but otherwise generally clean with just the odd spot or mark. Marginal tidemark to frontispiece. Overall: GOOD..

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        Gebil Hor.

      London 1842 - Original hand-coloured lithograph on fine paper mounted on card as issued from the subscription edition of Roberts' 'Egypt'. Dimensions: 245 by 345mm. (9.5 by 13.5 inches). David Roberts' magnificent images of Egypt and the Holy Land rank amongst the finest topographical views of the nineteenth century. Roberts made a two-year journey to the Middle-East commencing in 1838, and whilst there executed numerous watercolours from which the finest were selected for the publication; The lithographs were executed by Louis Haghe. In order to help fund the project, Roberts produced a deluxe subscription edition, from which this lithograph was taken, which is notable for being the only edition to have original hand-colour, which would have been executed under the direction of the artist. Abbey 272

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        "Ludwig I. Koenig von Bayern" usw. Kniestück nach halblinks, in Uniform im Sessel sitzend, in der Linken ein gefaltetes Blatt. Die Uniform ist vollständig bedeckt von unterschiedlich großen Schriftzügen mit Texten über sein Leben und seine Taten. Sie bilden Flächen, Linien und Schatten. Die Inschrift ausgeschnitten und mit dem Porträt alt auf Trägerpapier aufgezogen.

      . Lithographie nach G. Bodmer, um 1842, 40 x 36,5 cm.. Nicht im APK, nicht bei Lentner und Maillinger. - Am linken Ärmel des Königs das Datum der Eröffnung der Walhalla: "18. Oktober 1842". Am Rand rechts die Namen seiner wichtigsten Bauten bis 1842: Glyptothek, Pinakothek, Königsbau, Walhalla, Ludwigskirche, Blindenanstalt, Allerheiligen-Hof-Kirche, Staatsbibliothek. Auf dem Uniformkragen die Inschrift: "Heil unserem Landesvater" usw. - Bis zur Einfassungslinie beschnitten. Im Hintergrund etwas berieben. Sehr selten!

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        Letters on the Slave Trade, Slavery, and Emanciation with a Reply to Objection Made to the Liberation of the Slaves in the Spanish Colonies;

      London: Charles Gilpin, 1842. Address to Friends on the Continent of Europe, During a Visit to Spain and Portugal. This is the author's reply to the on going objections of freeing slaves which have been written in books, newspapers, journals, extracts, etc. over the years throughout the world. He wanted to emancipate all slaves therefore saving many human lives. I wasn't until President Lincoln's proclamation during the Civil War that the slaves would be emancipated. 176pp. unopened, with errata at rear, bound in brown embossed cloth lettered in gilt, pale yellow endpapers, covers with rubbing and fading, one minute chip to foot. A very good copy of the exceedingly scarce work on slavery.. Firt Edition. Small Octavo-approx. 4 1/2 x 7".

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        What can be Done for EnglishAgriculture?

      nbsp;Edinburgh and London-William Blackwood and Sons, 1842 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. ScarceA letter detailingthe education on agriculture written by an honorary member of the Royal Agriculture Society. Printers catalogue to the rear. Printed by F. Humble and Son in Saddler Street. Condition: Expertly rebound in a cloth binding. Externally, slight shelf wear. Internally, soundand firmly bound. Clean with slight chippingto the titlepage. Overall: VERY GOOD.

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        Canadian Scenery illustrated in a series of Views by W.H. Bartlett.

      London Virtue, 1842. - FLUR 4vo (27,5 x 21 cm). Two uniform black original half leather binding on four bands with gilt gilt ornaments on spine and spine title. The total Bindings scraped something outside, the joints stronger, bumped corners slightly. Volume I: Frontispiece portrait W. H. Bartlett, engraved title , volume title , plate index , 128 pages with 54 copper -engraved plates, of which the first is map of Canada. Plates on page 62 and 82 without silk camisole. Many pages stronger foxing, the plates usually stronger than the text. Many pages also nice and clean. / Volume II: Frontispiece, engraved title , volume title , plate index , 116 pages with 63 copper -engraved plates. Front cover solved approximately in half. Plates on page 24 and 110 without silk camisole. Pages 5/6 in the upper edge with longitudinal crease. Text mostly nice and clean, the sheets sometimes more brownspotted from there also partially across the text. Rather moderately preserved book. -- 4° (27,5 x 21 cm). Zwei uniforme schwarze Originalhalblederbände auf vier Bünden mit goldgeprägten Rückenverzierungen und goldgepr. Rückentitel. Die Einbände insgesamt etwas beschabt, die Aussengelenke stärker, die Ecken etwas bestoßen. Zu Band I: Frontispiz Porträt von W. H. Bartlett, gestochener Titel, Bandtitel, Tafelverzeichnis, 128 Seiten mit 54 Kupferstichtafeln, davon die erste, die Karte Canadas. Tafeln S. 62 und 82 ohne Seidenhemdchen. Lagenweise stärker braunfleckig, die Tafeln zumeist stärker als der Text. Viele Lagen auch schön sauber. Zu Band II: Frontispiz, gest. Titel, Bandtitel, Tafelverzeichnis, 116 Seiten mit 63 Tafeln. Vorderdeckel ca. hälftig gelöst. Tafeln Seiten 24 und 110 ohne Seidenblatt. Seiten 5/6 im oberen Rand mit Längsknickspur. Text zumeist schön sauber, die Tafeln teils stärker braunfleckig von dort auch teilweise auf den Text übergreifend. Eher mäßig erhaltenes Exemplar. 2900

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        Twenty-four (24) plates from: THE BREEDS OF THE DOMESTIC ANIMALS OF THE BRITISH ISLANDS

      London: Longman, Orme, Brown, Green, and Longmans, 1842. Plates fine. 24 hand-colored lithographed plates from Volume II. Plates are uniformly 16 5/8" x 12 1/2/". In original binding, now quite worn. 21 Sheep; 1 Wild Boar, 1 Cow, 1 Wild Hog. Wood p. 442.

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        Consuelo.

      - Eight vols. 8vo, cont. green sheep-backed green boards maroquiné, single gilt fillet round sides, flat spines gilt. Paris: L. de Potter, 1842-43. First authorized edition. The character of Consuelo was supposedly modeled after Louis Viardot’s wife, the soprano Pauline Viardot. Pauline Viardot was a good friend of both Sand’s and of her lover, Frédéric Chopin. Fine set, signed by Prince Dietrichstein on each free front endpaper. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

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        Taschenbuch für Bayerns Landwehr

      Nürnberg, Bäumler, 1842.. enthaltend eine kurze pragmatische Geschichte der Bürgerbewaffnung von ihrer Entstehung an bis auf unsre Zeit. Mit gestochenem Portrait, 8 kolorierten Kupfertafeln von F. Grünewald. 264 Seiten, illustrierter Original-Pappband, 17,5 x 11 cm,. Einband minimal angestaubt, sonst gut erhalten. Die hübsch kolorierten Tafeln zeigen die Uniformen der Nürnberger Bürgerwehr in historischer Abfolge.

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        New Government House, Sydney

      J.S. Prout, Sydney 1842 - Tinted lithograph view, 185 x 295 mm.; lacking margins and slightly embrowned but in good condition. Sydney Harbour Idyll. An idyllic view of Government House and its castellated bathing house seen across Farm Cove, from the Botanical Gardens. The signal station on Fort Phillip Hill is in the background to the left and Macquarie Fort to the right. The view was one of the suite of lithographs which Prout published in four parts as Sydney Illustrated.John Skinner Prout arrived in Sydney in 1841 and spent three years lecturing on art, working as a scene painter and art teacher. He made extensive sketching tours of New South Wales, before travelling to Van Diemen's Land in January 1844 where he worked for four years before returning to England.

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        Histoire Poétique et Littéraire de l'Ancien Velay. [ édition originale ]

      Chez Rozier , Chez Gaudelet, Jacquet , Chez Leboyer, Venet, Yssingeaux, Veysset, Thibaud-Landriot, 1842 - Edition originale, 1 vol. in-4 carré reliure d'époque demi-vélin à coins, couv. cons., Chez Rozier, Paris, Chez Gaudelet, Jacquet, Au Puy, Chez Leboyer, Riom, Venet, Yssingeaux, Veysset, Thibaud-Landriot, Clermont-Ferrand, 1842, 2 ff. n. ch. (faux-titre, titre), lj-448 pp. Bel exemplaire aux marges immenses de ce rare ouvrage présentant les écrivains du Velay, dont les troubadours Guillaume Tardif, Pierre Cardinal, Guillaume de Saint-Didier, Pons de Capdeuil et Raymond d'Aiguilhe (de la Bibliothèque du Château de Theix, avec son cachet doré poussé sur le mors, petits frott., rouss. et petite mouill. aux derniers feuillets en tête mais néanmoins un bel exemplaire, charmant et très élégant). Langue: Français [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Horace

      Three vols. 8vo, cont. green sheep-backed green boards maroquiné, single gilt fillet round sides, flat spines gilt. Paris: de Potter, 1842. First edition of this novel of student life, the first of the author's novels to take place entirely in Paris. Fine set, signed by Prince Dietrichstein on each free front endpaper. .

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        Le Marchand d'Antiquités

      ...Traduit par A.J.B. Defauconpret. 2 p.l., 310 pp.; 2 p.l., 315 pp. Two vols. 8vo, cont. green sheep-backed green boards maroquiné, single gilt fillet round sides, flat spines gilt. Paris: G. Barba, 1842. First edition in French of Dickens' Old Curiosity Shop. Rare. Fine set, signed by Prince Dietrichstein on the free front endpapers. .

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        Norway, and her Laplanders, in 1841 : With a few hints to the salmon fischer.

      London, John Murray, 1842 . XV + 318 s. Orig. helsjirtingbd. Ryggen fagmessig restaurert.. Original cloth. Skilfully rebacked, preserving the original spine. Schiötz 685, II *

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        Autograph letter signed to the music publisher [Carl] Friedr[ich] Kistner in Leipzig

      . 1 page. Quarto. Dated January 29, 1842. With integral address panel. In German (with transcription and translation). Relative to the composer's urgent need to receive the vocal and instrumental parts for Handel's Israel in Egypt, op. 51, and his Lobgesang symphony-cantata, op. 52. "Please send me everything that remains at the Abonnements-Concert [series at the Leipzig Gewandhaus] "quam citissime" [Latin for "as fast as possible"] by rail. Slight foxing, primarily to upper margin; reinforced with paper tape to left edge and with transparent tape to upper edge; creased at folds and slightly overall to blank area of address panel; remnants of red sealing wax.. Mendelssohn may have been requesting these parts from Kistner in preparation for a concert in which he co-directed (with Julius Rietz) the Niederrheinisches Musikfest in Düsseldorf (May 1842), where he conducted both his 'Lobgesang' and Handel's Israel in Egypt. Mendelssohn's 'Lobgesang' symphony-cantata received its premiere in June 1840 at a festival commemorating the quadricentenary of the invention of movable type. "... a broad historical review that realtes the German past to the present and summons various musical icons - symphony, cantata, oratorio elementsk responsorial psalmody, and chorale - into the service of praising God. If the Lobgesang faied, it did so not by emulating the Ninth [Beethoven's Ninth Symphony] but by aspiring toward an unattainable comprehensiveness - a symphony-cum-cantata with the trappings of a sacred service, a concert piece created for a specific occaion but reaching toward musical universality." Todd: Mendelssohn, p. 400. Mendelssohn cultivated a life-long devotion to Handel and did much to promote his music in Germany, much as he had done for Bach in England, conducting Act II of Israel in Egypt in Düsseldorf in 1833 and the complete work three years later in Leipzig; he also prepared a new edition of the work in 1844 at the request of the Handel Society. "Op. 51 owes much to Handel, especially Joshua... But in conception and design... the composition is a product of nineteenth-century sensibilities and aesthetics." ibid, p. 382 Kistner was Mendelssohn's publisher in Liepzig. Mendelssohn lived in Berlin at the time but retained close ties to Leipzig and continued conducting at the Gewandhaus. Interestingly, the railroad from Berlin to Leipzig had just been completed on September 10, 1841; Mendelssohn apparently took advantage of this for the urgent delivery of the material requested from Kistner mentioned in the present letter.

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        American Notes for General Circulation

      Chapman & Hall, London 1842 - Two volumes. Original light brown fine grained cloth with elaborate blindstamped design on both covers and spine, gilt lettering on spine, smooth yellow endsheets. 308pp; 306pp; 6 page pubisher's prospectus at end. A superb copy in original cloth with slight sunning, else fine with cloth clean and crisp, gilt on covers bright, and all hinges fully intact. Scarce thus.

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        Die Natur in Bildern. Ein belehrendes und unterhaltendes Bilderbuch zum Behufe einer naturgemäßen Entwicklung und Bildung des Verstandes und Gemüthes der Kinder.

      Hallberger, Stuttgart 1842 - 2 Teile in 1 Band. 26,5 x 21 cm. VIII, 52 Seiten; 2 Blatt, 92 Seiten, mit 28 altkolorierten lithographierten Tafeln. Lwd. d. Zt. (Rücken erneuert). Klotz 5437/15; LKJ III, 34; vgl. Wegehaupt I, 1688 (2. Aufl.). - Seltene erste Ausgabe. - Dieses prachtvoll altkolorierte Anschauungswerk nimmt einen besonderen Stellenwert in der Geschichte der Orbis-Pictus-Nachfolge und der Elementarwerke im 19. Jahrhundert ein. "Das Werk zeigt besonders deutlich, wie Mitte des 19. Jhdts. die Romantik und das Biedermeier mit ihrer Weltauffassung auch in die Anschauungsbücher und die naturgeschichtliche Darstellung eindrang. Pflanz' Naturkunde versucht dem Kinde den Teil der Welt anschaulich und verständlich vorzuführen, den es am meisten angehen musste, nämlich seine eigene Umwelt" (H. Müller in LKJ III, 34). - Einband etwas berieben. Durchgehend etwas stock- bzw. braunfleckig, acht Tafeln stärker gebräunt, eine Tafel mit kleinem Einriss am unteren Rand, Register mit Braunfleck. Text vereinzelt mit alten handschriftlichen Eintragungen, das fliegende hintere Vorsatzblatt und der Spiegel durchgehend von alter Hand beschrieben. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Cakes and Ale

      London: How and Parsons 1842 - 2 volume set, 7 inches tall. Full calf extra gilt by Riviere. With gilt raised bands, twin labels, fine floral tooling to the panels, wide dentelles and gilt top edges. With frontispieces and title pages by George Cruikshank. With the cloth boards and spines bound in. A superb copy in pristine condition. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Letter pardoning Private John Peplow after he was convicted at London, Canada and transported to Tasmania

      1842. . Foolscap Bifolium, secretarial hand, browning and separating along the hinge of the two sheets of paper, tears; signed by Fitzroy Somerset to the Judge Advocate General, presumably John Iltyd Nicholl, 'Horse Guards 10th June 1842'. Referring to the 'General Commanding in Chief's letter' of 19th April re court martial, London Canada, 8th July 1841 of 'Private John Peplow of 2nd Battalion Royal Regiment and enclosing at the same time the Copy of a Letter His Lordship has addressed to Lieutenant General Sir Richard Jackson..' Her Majesty 'has been pleased to extend her most gracious pardon' additionally referring to another letter received from Sir Richard Jackson. There is a marginal note alongside this reference: 'Montreal 11. May 1842'. A previous owner has written a short biography of Raglan below the signature. The pardon arrived after Peplow had sailed on the Isabella to Van Diemen's Land in January 1842 having been transported for fourteen years. Peplow's pardon appeared in the Hobart Courier in November 1842.

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        Cram's Universal Terrestrial Globe

      George F. Cram & Co., Indianapolis - This wonderful globe is a charming document of the interwar period. Colored in blue and yellow, the globe evidences a number of geographic features specific to this era, including French Indochina and French West Africa, the Mongolian People's Republic, Italian Somaliland, the puppet state of Manchuria, and the Ukraine noted as part of the USSR. In addition, there is also an Analemma scale off the coast of Mexico, which indicates the sun's declination and the equation of time for every day of the year. Also labeled are aeronautical distances, in red, and ocean currents in white. The globe is in good condition with some chipping to varnish on stand, some general light crackling to coating on gores, a few paint smudges as well as a couple of small areas of surface wear. After serving in the Union army, George F. Cram (1842-1928) joined his uncle's map business and later established his own engraving and publishing firm in Chicago in 1869. As the city grew in significance as a transit hub, area publishing firms incorporated new railway routes that ran through the city into increasingly detailed and elaborate renderings of the country. Cram was especially regarded for his use of cerography, an innovative wax-engraving printing technique, that allowed for large-scale maps that could be easily a and efficiently updated. In the 1930s, the business moved to Indianapolis and began making globes, for which they are still known today. This map exemplifies its work. Tabletop globe. 9 inch diameter. 12 inches tall including turned wood stand on rectangular base. 2 sets of 12 coated-paper gores over pasteboard. Circular cartouche in south-east Indian Ocean. Some chipping to varnish on stand and minimal overall wear, including light cracking of coating, paint smudges, and surface wear.

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        Mémoire sur les signes employés par les anciens Égyptiens á la notation des divisions du temps, dans leurs trois systèmes d'écriture. (In: Mémoires de L'Institute Royal de France. Académie des Inscriptions et Belles-Lettres. Tome Quinzième. Première Partie.)

      Imprimerie Royal, Paris 1842 - First edition. In publisher's paper. Printed title label on spine. viij, 423, (1) and 9 folding plates. With Champollion's article (pp. 73-136), illustrated with six folding plates. Jean-François Champollion (1790-1832) most known for his breakthrough in the decipherment of the Rosetta Stone and showing that the Egyptian writing system was a combination of phonetic and ideographic signs. This study of Champollion is about the symbols used for the division of time in the hieroglyphic, hieratic and demotic writing systems. Due to Champollion's early death, many of his works, this too, were published posthumously. The essay had a separate edition with 1841 imprint, however on its half title it refer to itself as an offprint of this edition ("Extrait de la 1re partie du tome XV des Mémoires de L'académie Royale des Inscriptions et Belles-Lettres.") This volume contains essays by Jean Marie Pardessus, Pierre Daunou, Nicolas-Maximilien-Sidoine Séguier de Saint-Brisson, Charles Louis Mollevaut, Charles Athanase Walckenaer, Desiré-Raoul Rochette, Jules Berger de Xivrey, Alexis Paulin Paris and Natalis de Wailly whose article is illustrated with three large, folding, coloured lithographs (printed by Kaeppelin) with the fragments of papyrus written in Latin in the collection of the Bibliothèque royale. Untrimmed. Occasional minor foxing. Spine slightly worn, rear wrapper with a trace of crease. Volume number in blue pencil on front panel. Otherwise a fine copy. In publisher's paper. Printed title label on spine [Attributes: First Edition]

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        Druidical Remains and Antiquities of the Ancient Britons Principally in Glamorgan

      Swansea : Printed By E. Griffiths , 1842. Collation, complete with all pages, 92pp. Bound in half calf, calf corners, marble boards, gilt title lettering. Calf light rubbed. Binding in very good clean firm condition. Internally, pages in very good clean condition. A very nice clean copy, of a rare books. A7. First Edition. Very Good Plus. 8vo.

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        VEDUTE PRINCIPALI DELLA VILLA BORGHESE

      Roma,, 1842.. Album oblungo (mm. 233x317), mz. pergam. coeva, tit. oro su tassello al dorso, frontesp. e una bellisima raccolta di 36 tavv. finemente litografate, su disegni di Landesio e Rosa, dedicate alla Villa Borghese, al suo parco, ai vari edifici (piccoli fabbricati, templi e tempietti), alle fontane, ai laghetti e agli ingressi monumentali. Cfr. Servolini, p. 425: ?"Eugenio Landesio, litografo torinese (1809-79), pittore paesista. Fu attivo in Roma e andò poi a stabilirsi nel Messico, per ritornare gli ultimi anni in Italia?" - Comanducci, p. 342: ?"Trattò il quadro di paesaggio curando gli alberi e le piante, se non col colore, con buon disegno?". Esemplare ben conservato. Raro.

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        De l'image photographique colorée du spectre solaire" AND "Recherches sur le dimorphisme" WITH "Mémoire sur la relation qui peut exister entre la forme cristalline et la composition chimique, et sur la cause de la polarisation rotatoire" WITH "Recherches sur divers modes de groupement dans le sulfate de potasse" in Comptes Rendus Hebdomadaires des Séances de L'Academie des Sciences, Tome 26, 1848, pp 181-183; pp 353-355; pp 535-537; pp 304-305

      FIRST EDITION OF BECQUEREL'S FIRST REPORT OF THE FIRST PHOTOGRAPHS OF SOLAR SPECTRA. Becquerel took the photos in 1842 and they were first reported here in this volume. Included is Becquerel's methodology in preparing silver plates so as to obtain an image of the solar spectrum. He had creatively allowed a ray to impinge on a plate of silver covered in subchloride of silver. The image was not fixed, and could only be viewed in darkness. A contemporary account catches the 'magic' of this work: Becquerel impressed "on a silver plate an image of the solar spectrum, or in other words, the oblong coloured band of the seven prismatic colours, produced by decomposing a ray of light. This brilliant image (a miniature, and so to speak, artificial rainbow) Becquerel imprinted in a durable manner on a silver plate previously exposed to the action of the chloride. This fact sufficiently proves that the photogenic reproduction of colours is at least within the bounds of possibility" (Eliz Cook's Journal, 3-4, 95). ALSO FIRST EDITION OF PASTEUR'S REVOLUTIONARY ANNOUNCEMENT OF THE DISCOVERY OF MOLECULAR ASSYMETRY. "Pasteur's discovery counts among the most important advances in chemistry and constitutes the foundation of stereochemistry" ("Citation for Chemical Breakthrough Awards: Choosing Pasteur's Award-Winning Publication" in Bull. Hist. Chem., 38, 2013). Pasteur's announcement appeared in this Comptes, but because he wrote two more detailed papers later, there has always been an academic argument as to which paper is of the greatest import and should serve as the official citation. In 2013, the American Chemical Society wanted to award the Citation for Chemical Breakthrough award, an award given to a particularly seminal work. After performing a full assessment of each paper, this reported in "Citation for Chemical Breakthrough Awards: Choosing Pasteur's Award-Winning Publication" in Bull. Hist. Chem., Vol. 38, 1, 2013, it was decided that the focused Comptes paper was the most important because it was the initial announcement of an entirely new and revolutionary observation with crucial implications for molecular structure. "Soon after graduating from the École Normale Supérieure, Pasteur became puzzled by the discovery of the German chemist Eilhardt Mitscherlich, who had shown that tartrates and paratartrates behaved differently toward polarized light: tartrates rotated the plane of polarized light, whereas paratartrates did not. This was unusual because the compounds displayed identical chemical properties. "Pasteur noted that the tartrate crystals exhibited asymmetric forms that corresponded to their optical asymmetry. He made the surprising observation that crystalline paratartrate consisted of a mixture of crystals in a right-handed configuration. However, when these crystals were separated manually, he found that they exhibited right and left asymmetry. In other words, a balanced mixture of both right and left crystals was optically inactive. Thus, Pasteur discovered the existence of molecular asymmetry, the foundation of stereochemistry, as it was revealed by optical activity. "Over the course of the next 10 years, Pasteur further investigated the ability of organic substances to rotate the plane of polarized light. He also studied the relationship that existed between crystal structure and molecular configuration. His studies convinced him that asymmetry was one of the fundamental characteristics of living matter" (Louis Pasteur Biography, Science Control). CONDITION & DETAILS: Complete volume. Ex-libris bearing only a deaccessioned stamp on the back of the title page and slight ghosting at the spine where a spine level has been removed. 4to (11 x 8 inches; 275 x 200mm). [6], 728, [2]. Bound in clean full blue cloth, gilt-lettered at the spine. Solidly and tightly bound. Small stain at the head of the last twenty pages, very occasional toning, otherwise clean and bright throughout.

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        Recherches sur le dimorphisme" WITH "Mémoire sur la relation qui peut exister entre la forme cristalline et la composition chimique, et sur la cause de la polarisation rotatoire" WITH "Recherches sur divers modes de groupement dans le sulfate de potasse" AND "De l'image photographique colorée du spectre solaire" (Becquerel) in Comptes Rendus Hebdomadaires des Séances de L'Academie des Sciences, Tome 26, 1848, pp 353-355; pp 535-537; pp 304-305; pp 181-183

      FIRST EDITION OF PASTEUR'S REVOLUTIONARY ANNOUNCEMENT OF THE DISCOVERY OF MOLECULAR ASSYMETRY. "Pasteur's discovery counts among the most important advances in chemistry and constitutes the foundation of stereochemistry" ("Citation for Chemical Breakthrough Awards: Choosing Pasteur's Award-Winning Publication" in Bull. Hist. Chem., 38, 2013). Pasteur's announcement appeared in this Comptes, but because he wrote two more detailed papers later, there has always been an academic argument as to which paper is of the greatest import and should serve as the official citation. In 2013, the American Chemical Society wanted to award the Citation for Chemical Breakthrough award, an award given to a particularly seminal work. After performing a full assessment of each paper, this reported in "Citation for Chemical Breakthrough Awards: Choosing Pasteur's Award-Winning Publication" in Bull. Hist. Chem., Vol. 38, 1, 2013, it was decided that the focused Comptes paper was the most important because it was the initial announcement of an entirely new and revolutionary observation with crucial implications for molecular structure. "Soon after graduating from the École Normale Supérieure, Pasteur became puzzled by the discovery of the German chemist Eilhardt Mitscherlich, who had shown that tartrates and paratartrates behaved differently toward polarized light: tartrates rotated the plane of polarized light, whereas paratartrates did not. This was unusual because the compounds displayed identical chemical properties. "Pasteur noted that the tartrate crystals exhibited asymmetric forms that corresponded to their optical asymmetry. He made the surprising observation that crystalline paratartrate consisted of a mixture of crystals in a right-handed configuration. However, when these crystals were separated manually, he found that they exhibited right and left asymmetry. In other words, a balanced mixture of both right and left crystals was optically inactive. Thus, Pasteur discovered the existence of molecular asymmetry, the foundation of stereochemistry, as it was revealed by optical activity. "Over the course of the next 10 years, Pasteur further investigated the ability of organic substances to rotate the plane of polarized light. He also studied the relationship that existed between crystal structure and molecular configuration. His studies convinced him that asymmetry was one of the fundamental characteristics of living matter" (Louis Pasteur Biography, Science Control). ALSO: FIRST EDITION of Becquerel's first report of the first photographs of solar spectra. Becquerel took the photos in 1842 and they were first reported here in this volume. Included is Becquerel's methodology in preparing silver plates so as to obtain an image of the solar spectrum. He had creatively allowed a ray to impinge on a plate of silver covered in subchloride of silver. The image was not fixed, and could only be viewed in darkness. A contemporary account catches the 'magic' of this work: Becquerel impressed "on a silver plate an image of the solar spectrum, or in other words, the oblong coloured band of the seven prismatic colours, produced by decomposing a ray of light. This brilliant image (a miniature, and so to speak, artificial rainbow) Becquerel imprinted in a durable manner on a silver plate previously exposed to the action of the chloride. This fact sufficiently proves that the photogenic reproduction of colours is at least within the bounds of possibility" (Eliz Cook's Journal, 3-4, 95). CONDITION & DETAILS: Complete volume. Ex-libris bearing only a deaccessioned stamp on the back of the title page and slight ghosting at the spine where a spine level has been removed. 4to (11 x 8 inches; 275 x 200mm). [6], 728, [2]. Bound in clean full blue cloth, gilt-lettered at the spine. Solidly and tightly bound. Small stain at the head of the last twenty pages, very occasional toning, otherwise clean and bright throughout.

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        A Comprehensive History of the Woollen and Worsted Manufactures, and the Natural and Commercial History of Sheep, from the Earliest Records to the Present Period

      London:: Smith, Elder & Co ,. 1842.. First edition. Tall 8vo, 2 vols. Pp 482, frontis (&) ; Vol 2 472pp, frontis & 4 litho plates of sheep, large folding table at rear on wheat. Half calf & purple pebbled cloth, raised bands, gilt title on spine, tastefully rebacked with original spine laid down. Early fox spotting in both volumes. Management of merino sheep, Tibetan llama wool, angora goats. This book is much scarcer than Bischoff's work on Tasmania, published in 1832. OCLC 112269302. Thomas Southey, wool broker, is quoted on Australia, John Macarthur on sheep in New South Wales; North Wales, Lancashire, South Africa, Midlands, Ireland, Sicily, Arkwright's invention, the spinning jenny.

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        Letter pardoning Private John Peplow after he was convicted at London, Canada and transported to Tasmania

      1842. . Foolscap Bifolium, secretarial hand, browning and separating along the hinge of the two sheets of paper, tears; signed by Fitzroy Somerset to the Judge Advocate General, presumably John Iltyd Nicholl, 'Horse Guards 10th June 1842'. Referring to the 'General Commanding in Chief's letter' of 19th April re court martial, London Canada, 8th July 1841 of 'Private John Peplow of 2nd Battalion Royal Regiment and enclosing at the same time the Copy of a Letter His Lordship has addressed to Lieutenant General Sir Richard Jackson..' Her Majesty 'has been pleased to extend her most gracious pardon' additionally referring to another letter received from Sir Richard Jackson. There is a marginal note alongside this reference: 'Montreal 11. May 1842'. A previous owner has written a short biography of Raglan below the signature. The pardon arrived after Peplow had sailed on the Isabella to Van Diemen's Land in January 1842 having been transported for fourteen years. Peplow's pardon appeared in the Hobart Courier in November 1842.

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