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        Un hiver a Majorque

      Hippolyte Souverain, Parigi 1842 - 2 volumi in-8 (220 x 130 mm). pp. (5), VI-XVII, (1 bianca), 11-315, (4, di cui 2 bianche); pp. (4), 279, (3, di indici), (16, di catalogo). Con 1 grande tavola incisa in legno a fondo nero e delicatamente colorata alla mano 3 volte ripiegata, inserta dopo il frontespizio del primo tomo (questa tavola, di raffinato gusto liberty ante-litteram, colorata dalla stessa Sand, era forse destinata ad essere esposta presso i librai per promuovere l'opera). Essa comunque non si trova in nessun esemplare noto ed è sconosciuta sia al Carteret che al Vicaire. Opera in eccezionale stato conservativo, "tel que parue", in barbe, brossure editoriali a stampa, cofanetto contenitivo. Occhietti presenti. Timbretto al piatto del secondo tomo della "Libreria Turati" (che all'epoca svolgeva la propria attività presso il Teatro della Scala di Milano). Prima edizione in volume, molto rara, che occupa i tomi XXVI e XXVII delle opere complete pubblicate da Bonnaire. L'opera è la narrazione molto critica di un soggiorno che l'autrice fece a Maiorca nel biennio 1839-1839 con il suo compagno di quei tempi, Frédéric Chopin, all'epoca già gravemente malato. Senza dubbio irritata per le condizioni materiali di questo viaggio "George Sand y montre une grande incompréhension de Majorque. Ce récit exprime ainsi sa nette intolérance envers les insulaires, comme le relèveront par la suite de nombreux commentateurs, tels que Jules Percher" (Journal des débats, 11 juin 1988). Bibliografia: Carteret XIXe s., II, p. 310. Vicaire, VII, 305. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: AU SOLEIL D'OR Studio Bibliografico]
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        Narrative of a Yacht Voyage in the Mediterranean during the years 1840-41.

      London: John Murray, 1842 - 2 volumes octavo (188 × 117 mm). Contemporary dark green half morocco, blue-green morocco-grained cloth, title gilt direct to the spine in elegant arabesqued foliate panels, edges sprinkled red, marbled endpapers. Lightly rubbed, the spines a touch sunned, pale browning, slightly shaken with one plate loose and a couple of plates just starting, overall very good. Lithographic frontispiece to each and 24 other similar plates in all, half-titles retained. First and only edition, uncommon. "The author sailed from Portsmouth in the 217-ton schooner Dolphin R.Y.S. September 1840. Their yacht carried a captain, mate, carpenter, ten sailors, a cook, cook's mate, and steward, and a maid and servant. Volume I describes the outward voyage to Constantinople via Lisbon, Seville, Barcelona, Palma, Naples, Messina, Syracuse, and a number of Aegean ports. The return voyage, described in volume II, included visits to the Gulf of Smyrna, Ephesus, Samo, Athens, Mycenae, a number of Greek islands, Zante, Corfu. Malta, Gibraltar and Lisbon Dolphin reached Spithead in November, 1841" (Toy). Elizabeth Mary, née Leveson-Gore, second daughter of the first duke of Sutherland, was "a celebrated beauty" (ODNB), whose marriage to Richard, the second Marquess of Westminster "sealed the connections between the Grosvenors and the 'whig cousinhood'." One of the earliest accounts of a yacht cruise, it was extremely well-received by the Quarterly Review where it was remarked that the narrative " requires no assistance from her title to give it interest. It is simply a sensible, healthy, and well-written work, utterly free from all affectations, and especially from that which apes humility, and betraying the woman of rank chiefly in the total absence of all attempt to display it. None indeed can open these volumes without feeling that they are conversing with a high-bred, independent-spirited woman – too proud to condescend to be vain – who, having read well, and thought well, and been surrounded from infancy with society of the highest intellect, and objects of the finest art, becomes instructive without any pretension to teach, and interesting, though giving only the simple narrative of her everyday life." Also of note was the fact that "from the long habit of a sea life, her ladyship had evidently familiarised herself with the anatomy of a vessel and technicalities of nautical phraseology. Instead, therefore, of mincing the matter with feminine paraphrases, she simply makes use of the terms employed around her," her account reading like that of "an experienced sailor" (QR, LXXVI, June, 1845). Much enhanced by the excellent plates, largely worked up from the author's own sketches, which certainly merit her inclusion in Robinson's chapter "In Search of the Picturesque". Contemporary gift inscription, "Jane Seymour, the gift of her dear Mother, Jany. 1843" to the half-title of volume I. Not in Abbey; Atabey 532; Blackmer 758; Robinson, Wayward Women, p. 123; Toy 1002 [Attributes: First Edition]

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        Original 1842 Signed Manuscript Architectural Plan for Bridgewater House, Catherine Wheel Yard, Little St. James’s Street, Cleveland Row in City of Westminster, Central London by Sir Charles Barry, the Architect of the Palace of Westminster, Houses of Parliament and the Clock Tower of Big Ben

      Unpublished Manuscript 1842 - This is a very attractive original Manuscript Architectural plan by the famous English Architect Sir Charles Barry done in 1842 for improvements to the Stables and widening of the roads of Catherine Wheel Yard, and Little St. James's Street in The City of Westminster, central London, also shows the proposed site for "Bridgewater House" being built for Lord Egerton, and properties that were going to be demolished to accommodate new roads around "Bridgewater House". Also shown on the plan are parts of Saint James's Palace, Stafford House, The Stable Yard, Lord Durham's House, Spencer House, the home of Earl Spencer, the site of the new proposed Stabling for Stafford House, the Site of the Conservative Club, Russell Mews, part of Saint James's Street, the end of Pall Mall, Cleveland Row, Cleveland Square, the edge of Green Park, signed and dated 1842 by Sir Charles Barry along the bottom edge. Sir Charles Barry FRS RA (23 May 1795 - 12 May 1860) was an English architect, best known for his role in the rebuilding of the Palace of Westminster (also known as the Houses of Parliament) and the famous Clock Tower housing Big Ben. the plan measures 28 inches by 20 inches approx., some creasing along top plain margin, and some dustiness to left hand edge, a few other minor marks and creases, else in nice general condition. A rare opportunity to acquire an original manuscript Architectural plan by Sir Charles Barry Size: Elephant Folio - over 15" - 23" tall [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy]

      [Bookseller: Andrew Cox PBFA]
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        Colour as a Means of Art, Being an Adaptation of the Experience of Professors to the Practice of Amateurs

      London, 1842. Skillful manuscript copy of English painter Frank Howard's popular introduction to color theory, first published in 1838, with original watercolors after the lithographed plates of the printed book. The son of artist Henry Howard, a member of the Royal Academy, Frank Howard followed in the family tradition, exhibiting paintings on allegorical and historical subjects. He also lectured and published extensively on art. In this work, Howard offers a historical survey of the use of color in painting, introducing principles derived from the work of Titian, Rubens and Turner, among others. In the context of this manuscript, produced by Henry Tupman, an otherwise unknown art student, the watercolor illustrations do more than simply mimic the lithographs in Howard's printed work: they serve as direct performances of the principles at hand. Howard writes: "Turner has controverted the old doctrine of a balance of colors, by shewing that a picture may be made up of delicately graduated blues and white, supported by pale cool green, and enlivened by a point of rich brownish crimson." Tupman illustrates this passage with a watercolor that recreates the exact composition described, turning Howard's text into an art-historical activity book. A fine illuminated manuscript that sheds light on the practical work of English art education (and imitation) in the nineteenth century. Octavo measuring 8 x 5 inches, modern three-quarter brown sheep over pink and blue marbled boards, raised bands, red spine label, spine lettered and double ruled in gilt. 94 pages of Tupman's manuscript copy of Howard's text, penned in an exceptionally neat and clear hand. Original watercolor frontispiece and 17 original watercolors by Tupman tipped in. Illuminated initials "HT" drawn in blue and red ink on third fly leaf. Some offsetting from watercolors.

      [Bookseller: Honey & Wax Booksellers]
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        The Operatives' Magazine

      Lowell: Printed for the Association, by Wm. Schouler, 1842. First Edition. Hardcover. Fair. 8vo. iv, 128pp., 145pp-192pp. Three quarter leather binding with brownish marbled paper covered boards. Spine is perished. Boards and leather are very worn. Front end sheet removed. Text starting to separate into two sections midway through book. Light toning and scattered foxing to contents. The Operatives' Magazine includes numbers 1-8 (April-November, 1842) and numbers 10-12 (January-March 1842). Issue 10, December 1841, is missing. Bound in after the March issue of Operatives Magazine are five issues of "The Union Missionary Herald" January-May 1842. These issues are illustrated with one plate and a few sketches. The months of April and March are not bound in order. The Union Missionary Herald was an anti-Slavery publication.

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        Analecta: Or, Materials for a History of Remarkable Providences Complete Set in Four Volumes

      Printed for the Maitland Club, 1842 - Mostly relating to Scotch Minsters and Christians. Four volumes in the original half leather bindings. Gilt titles and raised bands to the spine, gilt borders within compartments. Minor wear to the spine and corners, some marking and discolouration to the boards buts still in good condition overall. Marbled endpapers. Contents in excellent clean bright condition. Volume 3 with just a little foxing, volume 4 with some slight marking to the margins to the first and last few pages. Bindings tight. A scarce set. Vol 1 xxxv + 375pp. Vol 2 393pp. Vol 3 524pp. Vol 4 367pp. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: St Marys Books And Prints Wisden Dealers]
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        Scènes De La Vie Privée et Publique Des Animaux (2 Volumes)

      J.Hetzel et Paulin, Paris 1842 - belle 1ere édition de cette étude des moeurs contemporaines (1842) Superbes dessins de Grandville et de ses animaux ,caricaturants la politique et les personnalités de l'époque."La meilleure satire des moeurs françaises." dos cuir à 5 nerfs et coins. plats marbrés, tranche supérieure dorée. volume 1 : 386pp + table des matières et classement des dessins. volume 2 : 390pp + table des matières et classement des dessins.( je souligne que le livre est en très bon état.) Size: Grand In-8 [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Sämmtliche Werke.

      Berlin, Reimer, 1840-1842. - 33 Bände in 17 Bänden. Kl.-8°. Mit einem gestochenen Porträt. Pappbände der Zeit mit Rückenschildern, (etwas berieben, Kapitale und Ecken bestossen). Zweite Gesamtausgabe. - Goedecke V, 466, 38. - Papierbedingt etwas stockfleckig und gebräunt. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Tresor am Roemer]
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        Poems on Slavery; Ballads; Voices of the Night [Three Volumes in One]

      John Owen. Hardcover. Cambridge, 1842. 12mo, contemporary quarter leather, 31 + 132 + 143 pp. First, second, and sixth editions, respectively. Three early titles on the John Owen imprint, including the scarce and important first edition of Poems on Slavery (BAL 12068). An attractive copy with fine contents and some external cracking to front hinge. "Longfellow?s career as a writer moved forward with the publication in 1839 of Hyperion, a prose romance that enjoyed a success not wholly comprehensible today; European travelers long used it as a kind of guidebook. More permanently significant was his first collection of lyrics, Voices of the Night (1839). Two years later Ballads and Other Poems brought the first revelation of his gifts as a storyteller. In 1842, on his way home from a water cure in Germany, he wrote Poems on Slavery, his most important contribution to the abolitionist movement." - ANB. Please contact us for additional pictures or information. . Very Good. 1842. First Edition.

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        Storia della Badia di Monte Cassino

      Filippo Cirelli, NAPOLI 1842 - ITALIANO Tomo I-II di opera in nove libri, legatura a mezza pergamena con rivestimento in pelle nera ai piatti, titoli in fregio al dorso, coperta in buone condizioni generali, alle pagine fioriture sparse, edizione illustrata ed arricchita di note e documenti, numerose tavole illustrate intratesto, note a piè di pagina, ai frontespizi diverse marche tipografiche figurate con veduta della Badia, eleborate capilettera a grande dimensioni ed imponente testatina, al tomo I bellssima effigie sacra al verso dell'anteporta, litografie firmate da F. Molino

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        Missionary Labours and Scenes in Southern Africa

      [with] Three ALS.First edition, "third thousand". Folding map, coloured frontispiece by G. Baxter, title vignette & six other engraved plates. 8vo. Original black cloth, blindstamped, some foxing to plates. xvi, 624pp. London, John Snow,

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        Napoléon en Égypte Waterloo et le Fils de l’Homme.

      Paris: Ernest Bourdin. 1842 - Full calf, 10.5 inches tall. Superb cat's paw calf bound by Clarke & Bedford, one of the best firms of binders in London with gilt raised bands and splendid floral gilt tooling to the panels. Gilt dentelles and all edges gilt. Engraved vignettes and full page plates throughout. Armorial bookplate. In the original French. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: McConnell Fine Books ABA & ILAB]
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        Voyage Pittoresque et Archeologique en Russie, par le Havre, Hambourg, Lubeck, Saint-Pétersbourg, Moscou, Nijni-Nowgorod, Yaroslaw et Kasan.

      Ernest Bourdin Paris n.d.c.? 1842 - Folio (59 x 41.7 cm), tinted lithographed title-page and 100 lithographed plates; without letterpress title and list of plates, light waterstain in upper margin, occasional spotting, 3 plates with smaller margins. Contemporary brown calf over marbled boards, spine in compartments richly gilt; corners bumped, lower spine slightly chipped. The rarest and most desirable production of Prince Demidoff, with Durand's beautiful plates of Moscow and St. Petersburg. The rich industrialist Count Anatoliy Nikolaevich Demidov, Prince of San Donato (1813-70) became a famous Russian art collector who assembled at his Villa di San Donato a large collection of Dutch, Flemish and Romantic masterpieces, as well as an impressive library. Before his short and stormy marriage to Princess Mathilde-Létizia Bonaparte, he financed two scientific and artistic expeditions in Russia: the first in 1837-38 in Southern Russia and the second in 1839 in Northern Europe and European Russia. Although the account of the first one is significantly more common, the views published in the present second album are the most famous, since they included beautiful lithographs of the largest Russian towns and their celebrated places, such as the Winter Palace and the Alexandrine column in St. Petersburg, the banks of the Volga in Nizhniy-Novgorod, the Kremlins of Kasan and Moscow. Not in Blackmer or Atabey. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        The Artist, September, 1842-January, 1843 [And:] Graham's Lady's and Gentleman's Magazine. Volume XX: February, April, May, June, 1842; Volume XXI: July, October, November, December, 1842

      New York; Philadelphia: Mr. Quarré; George R. Graham, 1842. 1 vols. 8vo. Bound in 3/4 contemporary black morocco and marbled boards. Van Wyck bookplate. Corners rubbed, some foxing, else very good plus. 1 vols. 8vo. FIRST PRINTING OF THE MASK OF RED DEATH. Contains the First Printings of Poe's "Life After Death" (April, 1842, pp. 200-201), "The Mask of the Red Death. A Fantasy" (May, 1842, pp. 257-59), and "The Poetry of Rufus Davies" (October, 1842, pp. 205-209); and numerous reviews by Poe of new works, including Hawthorne's "Twice Told Tales". Heartman & Canny, p. 207-208

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        Le Chevalier d'Harmental [The Conspirators]

      Paris: Dumont, 1842. First Edition. 1/2 calf. Very good. 4 vols. 1st edition. Reed's bibliography (A Bibliography of Alexandre Dumas Père, 1933, 1974) lists Dumont's 1843 Paris imprint of this title as the 1st edition, so he didn't have, or see, or hear about this one dated 1842 (Munro's bibliography gets the date right, but he whimsically scrambles the authorized Paris and pirated Brussels editions). A rare book. ABPC records no sales at auction in 40 years. OCLC lists only 2 sets in libraries world wide (Indiana and Yale), and a half set, vols. I and II only (at The Bibliothèque Nationale in Paris), and even if that misses one or 2 buried somewhere in the backwoods, it's nearly a chimera. Contemporary 1/2 speckled roan, rubs to paper sides, very good, unrepaired, nice margins, complete with half-titles, ads, and contents. A noble copy, ex-a German Prince with his armorial stamp to each title page. Le Chevalier d'Harmental unleashed Dumaspalooza, the first of his towering and best selling historical romances (romans d'or), and his first novel researched by Maquet (you can talk about the miracle, but you never talk about the angel). Here is a 4 year wedge of the history that led to it, your trail of breadcrumbs. In 1838 Dumas serialized, and then published as a book, his first novel, Le Capitaine Paul, to temperate notice. For 3 years he pressed on, sharpened his skills, perfected his craft, surmised the intricacies of historical romance, and intuited the preferences of his audience, then unified all 4 into a new ritual of high art, exploding on the scene with this ingenuity, the first coupling of an historical novel with a cloak and dagger thriller. It's set (1718), in the midst of The Cellamare Conspiracy, a critical pivot in Europe's saga, following the 1715 death of King Louis XIV and the French throne's passing to his 5 year old great-grandson, King Louis XV. It's more sinister, sophisticated, and malicious, than any historical novel that preceded it, and it's grimmer and grittier than most of those that followed. The regent, the Duc d'Orléans, and the regency council, led by the Duc d'Maine, quarreled, plotted, and tried to murder each other in factions. The Spanish ambassador, Cellamare, got involved, and forged a seditious intrigue, but lost his gamble to play one clique against the other and install the Spanish King as the new regent. "The history of ideas is the history of the grudges of solitary men." -Cioran Le Chevalier d'Harmental is an unquestionably weighty book in the chronicles of literature, no less than the modern historical romance's genotype, an evolved descendant of ideas first conceived, explored, formulated, and executed by others, but Dumas leaves none of them undeveloped. He interrogates their assumptions more deeply, and traces their implications more exhaustively. Where (earlier) others insisted in general terms, he undertakes a famously comprehensive, exacting and sustained reconnaissance, investigation, deconstruction and reconstruction, of the subject. Where others had cautiously compared, he expounds a bold, amplified, highly matured conception of writing as a science, a systematically self-reflexive mode of engaging the reader and knowing the world. Between 1842 and 1854 Dumas wrote historical novels, that stand time's test, better then anyone. His leggiest dozen or so are mammoth classics, integrating adventure and romance into roller coaster rides that, to this day, yank readers on quivering lifts to the zenith of reading, and the 1st Paris editions of almost all his grand titles are impossibly rare. Whoa, hold it, you say. If this book is so important and so rare, why is it that these outliers in the wilderness of California have it for sale? Specifically, it's just a brief aberration in an inefficient rare book market unsuited to put an accurate value on a 1st edition so infrequently encountered, that it has no comps. And generally, it's that antiquarian bookselling is ill fitted to grasp the shifting vagaries of refined appreciations that prompt evolving tastes (Book Code).

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        The Spirit of Judaism [In Hebrew:] Shma Israel

      C. Sherman, 1 Monroe Place, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 1842 - First work written by a Jewish woman published in America. Author's presentation copy to her mother. In fine condition save for remains of paste-down on upper board. Inscription on slip pasted down to front free blank reads: My mother. From the Author. 9 March 1842. The printed dedication to Aguilar's mother reads, TO HER Whose Precepts and Example Originally Inspired the Sentiments Contained in the Following Pages, The Tender Guardian of my Infancy, The Sole Instructress of My Youth, The Faithful Friend of Riper Years, to MY BELOVED MOTHER, This Volume is Most Gratefully and Affectionately Inscribed. (This imprinted on the dedication leaf). XII, 255 pages. Contemporary three quarter morocco gilt, raised bands, gitl decorated panesl, marbled boards. First edition. In fine condition save for remains of a paste-down on upper boards. At head of title: [Shema Yisrael]. Grace Aguilar was an English novelist descended from Portugese Marranos. She was an advocate of reform and a foe, despite her close association with Christians, of the conversionists. Plagued with health problems, she died at 31, before her talent could fully mature. Miss Aguilar in the late 1830's sent the manuscript of The Spirit of Judaism across the Atlantic to Isaac Leeser, asking him to edit it, but this original manuscript was never received. She then rewrote it from her notes and re-sent it. Leeser made his notes and had it published in the United States, due to the difficulties of communication in that era, without her ever seeing his emendations before the work appeared in print. Isaac Leeser was the champion of American Orthodoxy during this period, and founded the Jewish Publication Society of America. He was responsible for the publication of many important works. Rosenbach 488. Singerman 0767. "A defense of Faith "peculiarly calculated to win and arrest [our females] attention by elegant imagery and truly delicate portraiture." An outgrowth of a particularly 19th century partnership in the form of Leeser and Aguilar, two Jewishly conscientious, literary and unmarried individuals residing in two opposing Hemispheres. The first of some dozen publications by Aguilar in America. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Le Chevalier d'Harmental [The Conspirators]

      Dumont, Paris 1842 - 4 vols. 1st edition. Reed's bibliography (A Bibliography of Alexandre Dumas Père, 1933, 1974) lists Dumont's 1843 Paris imprint of this title as the 1st edition, so he didn't have, or see, or hear about this one dated 1842 (Munro's bibliography gets the date right, but he whimsically scrambles the authorized Paris and pirated Brussels editions). A rare book. ABPC records no sales at auction in 40 years. OCLC lists only 2 sets in libraries world wide (Indiana and Yale), and a half set, vols. I and II only (at The Bibliothèque Nationale in Paris), and even if that misses one or 2 buried somewhere in the backwoods, it's nearly a chimera. Contemporary 1/2 speckled roan, rubs to paper sides, very good, unrepaired, nice margins, complete with half-titles, ads, and contents. A noble copy, ex-a German Prince with his armorial stamp to each title page. Le Chevalier d'Harmental unleashed Dumaspalooza, the first of his towering and best selling historical romances (romans d'or), and his first novel researched by Maquet (you can talk about the miracle, but you never talk about the angel). Here is a 4 year wedge of the history that led to it, your trail of breadcrumbs. In 1838 Dumas serialized, and then published as a book, his first novel, Le Capitaine Paul, to temperate notice. For 3 years he pressed on, sharpened his skills, perfected his craft, surmised the intricacies of historical romance, and intuited the preferences of his audience, then unified all 4 into a new ritual of high art, exploding on the scene with this ingenuity, the first coupling of an historical novel with a cloak and dagger thriller. It's set (1718), in the midst of The Cellamare Conspiracy, a critical pivot in Europe's saga, following the 1715 death of King Louis XIV and the French throne's passing to his 5 year old great-grandson, King Louis XV. It's more sinister, sophisticated, and malicious, than any historical novel that preceded it, and it's grimmer and grittier than most of those that followed. The regent, the Duc d'Orléans, and the regency council, led by the Duc d'Maine, quarreled, plotted, and tried to murder each other in factions. The Spanish ambassador, Cellamare, got involved, and forged a seditious intrigue, but lost his gamble to play one clique against the other and install the Spanish King as the new regent. "The history of ideas is the history of the grudges of solitary men." -Cioran Le Chevalier d'Harmental is an unquestionably weighty book in the chronicles of literature, no less than the modern historical romance's genotype, an evolved descendant of ideas first conceived, explored, formulated, and executed by others, but Dumas leaves none of them undeveloped. He interrogates their assumptions more deeply, and traces their implications more exhaustively. Where (earlier) others insisted in general terms, he undertakes a famously comprehensive, exacting and sustained reconnaissance, investigation, deconstruction and reconstruction, of the subject. Where others had cautiously compared, he expounds a bold, amplified, highly matured conception of writing as a science, a systematically self-reflexive mode of engaging the reader and knowing the world. Between 1842 and 1854 Dumas wrote historical novels, that stand time's test, better then anyone. His leggiest dozen or so are mammoth classics, integrating adventure and romance into roller coaster rides that, to this day, yank readers on quivering lifts to the zenith of reading, and the 1st Paris editions of almost all his grand titles are impossibly rare. Whoa, hold it, you say. If this book is so important and so rare, why is it that these outliers in the wilderness of California have it for sale? Specifically, it's just a brief aberration in an inefficient rare book market unsuited to put an accurate value on a 1st edition so infrequently encountered, that it has no comps. And generally, it's that antiquarian bookselling is ill fitted to grasp the shifting vagaries of refined appreciations that promp [Attributes: First Edition]

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        The Artist, September, 1842-January, 1843 [And:] Graham's Lady's and Gentleman's Magazine. Volume XX: February, April, May, June, 1842; Volume XXI: July, October, November, December, 1842

      Mr. Quarré; George R. Graham, New York; Philadelphia 1842 - 1 vols. 8vo. FIRST PRINTING OF THE MASK OF RED DEATH. Contains the First Printings of Poe's "Life After Death" (April, 1842, pp. 200-201), "The Mask of the Red Death. A Fantasy" (May, 1842, pp. 257-59), and "The Poetry of Rufus Davies" (October, 1842, pp. 205-209); and numerous reviews by Poe of new works, including Hawthorne's "Twice Told Tales". Heartman & Canny, p. 207-208 Bound in 3/4 contemporary black morocco and marbled boards. Van Wyck bookplate. Corners rubbed, some foxing, else very good plus [Attributes: First Edition]

      [Bookseller: James Cummins Bookseller, ABAA]
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        Geological map of the State of New York by Legislative Authority. [First edition].

      the State of New York 1842 - New York, one sheet, dissected and mounted on linen, 39 by 36 inches, engraved by Sherman and Smith, New York, and printed by S.C. Clark, New York. ***CONTENT: Historically, this is a highly important map, as it is the earliest State-sponsored geologic map of New York. This map was separately issued to accompany the four volumes of the “Geology of New York”, the first N.Y. State geological survey. It represents the collaborative efforts of Ebenezer Emmons, James Hall, W.W. Mather, and Lardner Vanuxem, though Emmons had to accede to the wishes of Mather and Hall in eliminating any evidence of his “Taconic System”, in spite of its prominent inclusion in his Second District report of 1842. The base map was specially engraved by the State for use by the Survey. The map is geologically hand-colored and shows 19 stratigraphic divisions, systems or formations as well as four colored cross sections. It was issued flat, dissected on linen, or varnished and mounted on rollers. ***CONDITION: This is a VG copy, with bright coloration and a few areas of light browning to the paper (most apparent in the blank upper right corner) and toning to the linen joints. The joints are solid. The map edges are bordered by a narrow strip of the original, sewn-on green cloth, and the outermost panels are backed by the original marbled paper. This 1842 map is exceedingly rare; this is the only the second copy I have seen that is dissected and mounted on linen. No previous ownership indications. A handsome, sound copy of a noteworthy publication. Marcou and Marcou 239. Hazen 7749. Ward and Carozzi 745. Not in BMNH. International shipping will be extra for this map, but only at my cost. [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

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        STORIA DELLA BADIA DI MONTECASSINO. Divisa in libri nove, ed illustrata di note e documenti.

      Napoli, Stabil. Cirelli, 1842-1843. In-8 gr., 3 volumi., brossura, pp. (6),XIII,(3),428; (6),322; (6),384; con 3 deliziose vedutine litografate a ciasc. frontespizio; grande testata e pregevole iniziale ornata, all'inizio di ogni volume; varie riproduz. nel t. di sigilli e medaglie, e con 22 belle tavv. complessive f.t., incluse le antiporte. Tutta la parte illustrativa, disegnata da Francesco Molino, è litografata da G. Mariani, G. Riccio, lo stesso Molino, etc. Storia della Badia, sede principale dell'Ordine di S. Benedetto "dall'anno di sua fondazione fino ai giorni nostri". "Prima edizione". Cfr. Fera / Morlicchio "Regno di Napoli e delle Due Sicilie",II, p. 328-29: "Rarissima opera ottocentesca" - Lozzi,I,2900 (in Nota): "Opera pregevolissima e rara". Mancano 8 cc. (da p. 129 a 144) nel primo volume, qui riprodotte su carta antica, solo qualche lieve fioritura, altrimenti esemplare con barbe, ben conservato.

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        Le Chevalier d'Harmental [The Conspirators]

      Paris: Dumont, 1842. 4 vols. 1st edition. Reed's bibliography (A Bibliography of Alexandre Dumas Père, 1933, 1974) lists Dumont's 1843 Paris imprint of this title as the 1st edition, so he didn't have, or see, or hear about this one dated 1842 (Munro's bibliography gets the date right, but he whimsically scrambles the authorized Paris and pirated Brussels editions). A rare book. ABPC records no sales at auction in 40 years. OCLC lists only 2 sets in libraries world wide (Indiana and Yale), and a half set, vols. I and II only (at The Bibliothèque Nationale in Paris), and even if that misses one or 2 buried somewhere in the backwoods, it's nearly a chimera. Contemporary 1/2 speckled roan, rubs to paper sides, very good, unrepaired, nice margins, complete with half-titles, ads, and contents. A noble copy, ex-a German Prince with his armorial stamp to each title page. Le Chevalier d'Harmental unleashed Dumaspalooza, the first of his towering and best selling historical romances (romans d'or), and his first novel researched by Maquet (you can talk about the miracle, but you never talk about the angel). Here is a 4 year wedge of the history that led to it, your trail of breadcrumbs. In 1838 Dumas serialized, and then published as a book, his first novel, Le Capitaine Paul, to temperate notice. For 3 years he pressed on, sharpened his skills, perfected his craft, surmised the intricacies of historical romance, and intuited the preferences of his audience, then unified all 4 into a new ritual of high art, exploding on the scene with this ingenuity, the first coupling of an historical novel with a cloak and dagger thriller. It's set (1718), in the midst of The Cellamare Conspiracy, a critical pivot in Europe's saga, following the 1715 death of King Louis XIV and the French throne's passing to his 5 year old great-grandson, King Louis XV. It's more sinister, sophisticated, and malicious, than any historical novel that preceded it, and it's grimmer and grittier than most of those that followed. The regent, the Duc d'Orléans, and the regency council, led by the Duc d'Maine, quarreled, plotted, and tried to murder each other in factions. The Spanish ambassador, Cellamare, got involved, and forged a seditious intrigue, but lost his gamble to play one clique against the other and install the Spanish King as the new regent. "The history of ideas is the history of the grudges of solitary men." -Cioran Le Chevalier d'Harmental is an unquestionably weighty book in the chronicles of literature, no less than the modern historical romance's genotype, an evolved descendant of ideas first conceived, explored, formulated, and executed by others, but Dumas leaves none of them undeveloped. He interrogates their assumptions more deeply, and traces their implications more exhaustively. Where (earlier) others insisted in general terms, he undertakes a famously comprehensive, exacting and sustained reconnaissance, investigation, deconstruction and reconstruction, of the subject. Where others had cautiously compared, he expounds a bold, amplified, highly matured conception of writing as a science, a systematically self-reflexive mode of engaging the reader and knowing the world. Between 1842 and 1854 Dumas wrote historical novels, that stand time's test, better then anyone. His leggiest dozen or so are mammoth classics, integrating adventure and romance into roller coaster rides that, to this day, yank readers on quivering lifts to the zenith of reading, and the 1st Paris editions of almost all his grand titles are impossibly rare. Whoa, hold it, you say. If this book is so important and so rare, why is it that these outliers in the wilderness of California have it for sale? Specifically, it's just a brief aberration in an inefficient rare book market unsuited to put an accurate value on a 1st edition so infrequently encountered, that it has no comps. And generally, it's that antiquarian bookselling is ill fitted to grasp the shifting vagaries of refined appreciations that prompt evolving tastes (Book Code). Very good.

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        POEMS, CHIEFLY OF EARLY AND LATER YEARS; INCLUDING THE BORDERERS, A TRAGEDY

      Edward Moxon, London 1842 - Original brown cloth with a leaf of ads at the end followed by an additional collective title page and half-title page, allowing the book to form the seventh and final volume of the 1836-7 edition of Wordsworth's POETICAL WORKS. Wordsworth's last collection of new work, and somewhat scarce. This is a Presentation copy INSCRIBED by the poet on the front pastedown: "Herbert Hill/from/the Author/April 1842." Herbert Hill married Robert Southey's daughter, Bertha, in 1839 and was a neighbor of Wordsworth's living with his wife in John Fleming's cottage in Rydal. Hill served as tutor for Matthew Arnold. Both Hill and Wordsworth attended Southey's funeral in March 1843 after which Wordsworth was selected to replace Southey as England's Poet Laureate. Rebacked some time ago with nearly all of the original spine but for the tips retained. An engraved portrait of the author is laid down on the verso of the front free endpaper. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

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        1842 Manuscript Plan Central London

      This is a very attractive original Manuscript Architectural plan by the famous English Architect Sir Charles Barry done in 1842 for improvements to the Stables and widening of the roads of Catherine Wheel Yard, and Little St. James's Street in The City of Westminster, central London, also shows the proposed site for "Bridgewater House" being built for Lord Egerton, and properties that were going to be demolished to accommodate new roads around "Bridgewater House". Also shown on the plan are parts of Saint James's Palace, Stafford House, The Stable Yard, Lord Durham's House, Spencer House, the home of Earl Spencer, the site of the new proposed Stabling for Stafford House, the Site of the Conservative Club, Russell Mews, part of Saint James's Street, the end of Pall Mall, Cleveland Row, Cleveland Square, the edge of Green Park, signed and dated 1842 by Sir Charles Barry along the bottom edge. Sir Charles Barry FRS RA (23 May 1795 - 12 May 1860) was an English architect, best known for his role in the rebuilding of the Palace of Westminster (also known as the Houses of Parliament) and the famous Clock Tower housing Big Ben. the plan measures 28 inches by 20 inches approx., some creasing along top plain margin, and some dustiness to left hand edge, a few other minor marks and creases, else in nice general condition. A rare opportunity to acquire an original manuscript Architectural plan by Sir Charles Barry

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        Canadian Scenery Illustrated From Drawings by W H Bartlett

      London: James S. Virtue, 1842. 1st Edition. Cloth. Good. BARTLETT, William Henry. 2 vols.: Vol. 1: [5], 128 p.Vol. II: [4], 116 p. 28.5 cm. Violet cloth binding with gold and blind impressing on boards and spine. Pictorial design on front board in gold. Fading and wear at spine and edges of the boards. Bindings repaired. Vol. I includes 54 black and white engravings and a map of the Upper and Lower Canadian territories. Vol. II contains 64 black and white engravings. Gold edges on paper. Text is clear and unmarked, except for some penciling on the lists of illustrations in each volume. Some foxing. William Henry Bartlett (1809-1854) apprenticed with architect and antiquarian John Britton and became known for his drawings and watercolours. This study of the Canadian landscape is the second book on which Bartlett and author Willis collaborated.

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        Canadian Scenery Illustrated. From Drawings by W. H. Bartlett

      James S. Virtue, London 1842 - 2 vols.: Vol. 1: [5], 128 p.Vol. II: [4], 116 p. 28.5 cm. Violet cloth binding with gold and blind impressing on boards and spine. Pictorial design on front board in gold. Fading and wear at spine and edges of the boards. Bindings repaired. Vol. I includes 54 black and white engravings and a map of the Upper and Lower Canadian territories. Vol. II contains 64 black and white engravings. Gold edges on paper. Text is clear and unmarked, except for some penciling on the lists of illustrations in each volume. Some foxing. William Henry Bartlett (1809-1854) apprenticed with architect and antiquarian John Britton and became known for his drawings and watercolours. This study of the Canadian landscape is the second book on which Bartlett and author Willis collaborated. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Scènes de la vie privée et publique des animaux

      - Chez Hetzel et Paulin, A Paris 1842, 18x26,5cm, 386pp. et 390pp., 2 volumes reliés. - Prima edizione, splendidamente illustrato con 201 figure inserto e 120 vignette di Grandville. Leganti metà epoca dolore nero. Torna con false nervi decorati con scatole fredde. I titoli e numeri di volume dorati. piatti di carta nera mortificato. un leggero attrito. Tutti i pochi punti molto fresco, dotato di una buona carta bianca, nonostante sparse pallido. Bellissimo esemplare, sobri e di qualità. Non c'è bisogno di introdurre questa famosa satira pubblicazione della società contemporanea parigina del Secondo Impero, la cui azienda è dovuta a Hetzel, che sotto lo pseudonimo Stahl ha firmato numerosi testi e commissionato testi alle piume famosi tempo: Balzac, Musset, sabbia, il BEDOLLIERE ... l'ultimo capitolo racconta la prigionia di vari autori che si può vedere in diverse piante luoghi giardino. Una delle grandi opere di fantasia di Grandville, pieno di verve e fantasia. - [FRENCH VERSION FOLLOWS] Edition originale, admirablement illustrée de 201 figures hors-texte et de 120 vignettes par Grandville.  Reliures en demi chagrin noir d'époque. Dos à faux nerfs orné de caissons à froid. Titres et tomaisons dorés. Plats de papier chagriné noir. Légers frottements. Ensemble très frais, doué d'un papier bien blanc, malgré quelques rares pâles rousseurs éparses. Bel exemplaire, sobre et de qualité. On ne présente plus cette publication célèbre, satire de la société contemporaine parisienne du Second empire, dont l'entreprise est due à Hetzel, qui sous le pseudonyme de Stahl a signé plusieurs textes et a commandé des textes aux plumes les plus célèbres de l'époque : Balzac, Musset, Sand, La Bedollière... Le dernier chapitre raconte l'emprisonnement des différents écrivains que l'on peut voir dans différents emplacements au Jardin des plantes. Une des grandes oeuvres d'imagination de Grandville, pleine de verve et de fantaisie.  

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        Journals of the Rev. James Frederick Schön and Mr. Samuel Crowther, who, with the sanction of Her Majesty's Government, accompanied the expedition up the Niger, in 1841, in behalf of the Church Missionary Society .

      London Hatchard 1842 - First edition. 8vo., xxii, [ii], 393 pp., 1 page ads at end, double-page map (light offsetting), contemporary half calf gilt, morocco label, marbled boards, lightly rubbed, an excellent example. Crowther (circa 1807-1891), a Yoruba born in Nigeria, was captured by Moslem slavers before being freed by the Royal Navy. "In 1841 Crowther was employed as interpreter for the ill-fated Niger expedition, which attempted to establish a model farm at Lokojo, at the confluence of the Niger and Benue, to demonstrate the benefits of 'Christianity, commerce and civilization'. There he formed a friendship with the German scholar J. F. Schön, with whom he wrote the account of the expedition published in 1843. The deaths of so many Europeans in the expedition appear to have convinced Crowther that Christianity could only be established in tropical Africa by Africans" (ODNB). [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        PLAYS, AND FUGITIVE PIECES, IN VERSE.

      - [Two volumes in one, the second volume titled OUR FIRST LIEUTENANT AND FUGITIVE PIECES IN PROSE]. Pp. [vi]+272(last blank)+[vi]+[273]-434+[2](errata, verso blank); later brown morocco, the spine ruled in gilt around raised bands, with gilt lettered dark brown morocco author & title labels, the boards a trifle marked; uncut; marbled endpapers; a couple of leaves partly unopened, a few others carelessly opened, causing small edge chips or tears, a little marginal silverfishing, scattered foxing and occasional slight soiling; S. A. Tegg, Hobart Town, Van Diemen's Land, 1842. First edition. F. 3369; Serle, p. 32; Miller & Macartney, p. 91. *'The \i third volume of verse published in Tasmania and the\i first volume of plays in verse published in Australia' [Ferguson]. David Burn (1798-1875) arrived in Tasmania in 1826. In 1845, he moved to Sydney, and in 1847 he migrated to New Zealand. According to the ADB, he also wrote 'the first Australian drama to be performed on the stage: \i The \i Bushrangers , a three-act play which has remained unpublished except for the epilogue. It was performed at the Caledonian Theatre, Edinburgh, on 8 and 10 September 1829'. This copy is inscribed by Burn on the blank preliminary leaf to: 'Thomas Barker Esquire/with the compliments and/Best Regards of/the Author/ Sydney 31st Oct. 1844'. The recipient was perhaps the Thomas Barker who arrived in Sydney in 1813 as an apprentice engineer, and became a wealthy and successful businessman and landowner. Barker promoted the expansion of railways in the colony, was a trustee of the Savings Bank of New South Wales for almost 40 years, and was a member of the Legislative Council from 1853 to 1856). [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Poems.

      By Alfred Tennyson. In two volumes. London: Edward Moxon, Dover Street, 1842. 2 Vols., f'cap 8vo; half-title in each volume; integral advertisement leaf at end of volume one; pp.[viii]+233+[i (bibliographical note)]+[ii]; [viii]+231+[i (note)]; contemporary light brown boards, paper spine label. Rebacked, the backstrips and slightly rubbed and dusty labels laid on; corners of boards a little worn; unobtrusive repair to gutter margin of one end-paper; neat ownership inscription dated June 1842 on each front end-paper; otherwise a nice copy. Uncommon in original boards, most copies having been rebound. The collection which first brought Tennyson general recognition as the leading poet of his age, including a selection of poems from the volumes of 1830 and 1833, for the most part so heavily pruned and corrected as to seem almost rewritten, together with a large number of new poems, among the latter being 'Morte d'Arthur', 'Locksley Hall', 'Dora', 'The Talking Oak', 'The Two Voices', 'Break, break, break', and 'The Vision of Sin'. Wise, 12; Thomson, 13; Ashley Library, pp.111-2. Eight hundred copies were printed. All books listed by Robert Temple are first editions unless otherwise stated.

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        [Autograph Letter Signed]: By Capt. Andrew Johnson of the Kentucky Mounted Volunteers during the War of 1812, wherein he presents his eye witness account of the death of Tecumseh at the hands of Col. Richard Johnson at the Battle of the Thames on October 5, 1813

      Platt County, Missouri, 1842. Near Fine. Autograph Letter Signed. Quarto. 6pp. from Platt Co., Missouri dated June 1st, 1842. Professionally reinforced with Japanese paper along the vertical fold of the bifolium sheet (pp. 1-4) and three horizontal folds, near fine. A historically important manuscript letter by Andrew Johnson, a Captain in the Kentucky Militia under the command of Colonel Richard Johnson, and a witness to the death of the Shawnee leader Tecumseh at the Battle of the Thames. In the letter written in 1842 to decline an invitation to attend the anniversary celebration of the Battle, Captain Johnson supports the claim, a topic of debate throughout Richard Johnson's political career, that Colonel Johnson had indeed slain Tecumseh.Addressed to the Committee of Invitation, whose names appear at the end of the letter, Johnson acknowledges the invitation and expresses his regret at not being able to attend the celebration. He continues: "Nothing could have afforded me greater gratification than to be able to meet my Old Commander [Colonel Richard M. Johnson] on the anniversary of the day, on which he gave peace and safety to the suffering inhabitants of an extended frontier ... That day & battle ... has a hold upon my memory which time cannot efface." He notes that he served under Col. Johnson at the Battle of Frenchtown (also known as the Battle of the River Raisin or the River Raisin Massacre), where he was "convinced of his efficiency as an officer ..." and then proceeds to describe "the scene which transpired on the Glorious 5th of October 1813 [the death of Tecumseh]:"When I recall to my mind the bravery of my Colonel, no moment of his eventful life has made so deep an impression upon me as when I saw him at the head the forlorn hope pressing in upon ranks of our deadly foes ... Amidst the din & strife of battle his voice was heard cheering us onward to the charge! -- Onward! Onward my brave men! ... Soon his voice was silent, he was approaching the brave chief Tecumseh who was supported by a formidable host of savage warriors. They met face to face & hand to hand and he laid the great Tecumseh low, but not until he had inflicted upon Col. Johnson one of the severest wounds of the five he received in the deadly contest. Upon the fall [of] their leader the Indians immediately gave way & they were driven from the field. But how shall I describe the feelings which oppressed me in common with others when I saw my Commander literally embedded in his own blood which could not drip from the blanket in which he was carried as fast as it flowed from his wounds ... the bloody spectacle before us and the thought of losing our heroic commander, was overpowering to the feelings to a degree that produced a sickening & half suffocating sensation to which a burst of emotion & tears only could afford relief."Although Colonel Johnson himself never publicly claimed that it was he who killed Tecumseh, as he had never seen him before the battle, he allowed others to present his claim as his political career advanced in both the House and Senate, and finally served as Vice President under Martin Van Buren (1837-41). It was only in 1843, likely with the support of this letter (and with an eye to the Presidency in 1844), that he openly pronounced himself as the man who shot Tecumseh. There is a famous color lithograph by Nathaniel Currier of Johnson slaying Tecumseh, this remarkable and previously unknown letter seems to reaffirm that.

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        The Artist, September, 1842-January, 1843 [And:] Graham's Lady's and Gentleman's Magazine. Volume XX: February, April, May, June, 1842; Volume XXI: July, October, November, December, 1842

      New York; Philadelphia: Mr. Quarré; George R. Graham, 1842. 1 vols. 8vo. Bound in 3/4 contemporary black morocco and marbled boards. Van Wyck bookplate. Corners rubbed, some foxing, else very good plus. 1 vols. 8vo. FIRST PRINTING OF THE MASK OF RED DEATH. Contains the First Printings of Poe's "Life After Death" (April, 1842, pp. 200-201), "The Mask of the Red Death. A Fantasy" (May, 1842, pp. 257-59), and "The Poetry of Rufus Davies" (October, 1842, pp. 205-209); and numerous reviews by Poe of new works, including Hawthorne's "Twice Told Tales". Heartman & Canny, p. 207-208

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        Naturgeschichte der Papageien. Mit dem Bildnisse und der Lebensbeschreibung von Le Vaillant's.

      Pesth [Budapest] Verlag von C A Hartleben 1842 - EA; ca 18x12 cm; (6) XII, 113 Seiten mit 1 gest. Portrait, 1 kolorierten Titelblatt und 30 kolorierte Stahlstichtafeln; Originalkartoneinband mit Rücken- und Deckeltitel (Einband gering bestoßen, Buchrücken ganz leicht gebräunt; sonst gutes, sauberes Exemplar) 0,000 gr. Ornithologie [Attributes: First Edition]

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        Printed invitation to the 'Boz Ball' along with a ticket to a literary dinner held the next week.

      1842 - Single sheet, 8vo., printed on one side only. Small ticket on coated paper printed in black and white. A small broadside invitation to the ?Boz Ball? held on the 14th of February, Dickens? first social engagement in New York City and the grandest occasion of his first American tour, along with a ticket to a dinner held in Dickens? honour on the 18th of February by a number of American literary figures including Washington Irving and attended by 800 people, mostly publishers and journalists. Dickens? first visit to the United States of America began on January 22nd and the literary citizens of New York watched jealously as Bostonian admirers such as Richard Henry Dana, author of Two Years Before the Mast, wined and dined the great British author. Determined to outdo their northern rivals a committee of society figures was formed and a grand event arranged, although not without significant debate as to whether this should be a ball or a dinner, whether alcohol should be served and especially whether invitations should be extended to ladies. The venue was chosen as the Park Theatre, the largest gathering space in New York, and 3,000 tickets were sold at $5 each; Dickens recalled the event as a great success, ?three thousand people present in full dress? and remembered dancing until ?being no longer able to stand.? The success was rather dampened, however, by an attempt shortly afterwards by the managers of the Park Theatre to repeat the ball with tickets sold at half the price, only to find that when the night arrived Dickens reported he was unwell and unable to attend; fearing angry reprisals from guests who had already purchased tickets, the managers demanded Dickens provide a certificate from his physician to authenticate his illness. Dickens was understandably outraged at this treatment and subsequently refused all further invitations to public events held in his honour during the remainder of his American tour.

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        The Life of a Sportsman

      Rudolph Ackermann, 1842. Leather binding. . Light wear to extremities else very good condition./ . 36 Color Illustrations. First edition with the 4 mounted plates. Title page has the Ackerman imprint dated July 1942. Original blue cloth covers and back bound in at end. Binding by Joseph Zaehnsdorf. A very nice copy.

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        A tabular statement of the external and internal commerce of the Madras territories during the year 1841-42

      Madras, Edmund Marden 1842 - In-8° relié demi-basane havane de l'époque, 325 pages. Coupes légèrement frottées sinon bel exemplaire [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        American Anhinga Snake Bird [Plate 420]

      Philadelphia: J.T. Bowen. unbound. very good. Octavo bird print. Lithograph with original hand coloring. Page measures 6.25" x 10" First Royal Octavo edition, circa 1842. John James Audubon (1785-1851) was an American naturalist, painter and ornithologist who did extensive field work studying birds before painting them. Please visit our gallery for more Audubon prints.

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        PELHAM, OR THE ADVENTURES OF A GENTLEMAN

      BERNHARD TAUCHNITZ, 1842. INGLESE 0,32 Brossura editoriale usurata, con fioritura, strappi, tracce di colla e mancanze, pagine con fioriture sparse, molte di esse quasi libere dalla lenta legatura, non allineate e con bordi non rifilati, con rari segni ed appunti a matita, occhiello e frontespizio con strappi USATO

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        Das Kaiserthum Oesterreich, in seinen merkwürdigsten Städten, Badeorten, seinen Domen, Kirchen und sonstigen ausgezeichneten Baudenkmälern alter und neuer Zeit, historisch-topographisch dargestellt. 2 Bände.

      Darmstadt, Gustav Georg Lange, o. J. bzw. 1842. Gr.-8°. Mit 256 Stahlstichtafeln. 1 Bl., XIV, 364 S., 1 Bl., IV S.; VIII, 592, VIII S., HLdr.-Bde. d. Zt. a. 3 breiten Bünden m. Rückenverg. u. goldgepr. Rückentitel. Erstausgabe. - Dekoratives Exemplar dieses umfangreichen Ansichtenwerkes. - Einbände leicht berieben. Etw. gebräunt u. stockfleckig. - Nebehay/W., III, 635; Eckl III, 500; Graesse VII, 466. Versand D: 9,80 EUR Schimmer, Das Kaiserthum Oesterreich, in seinen merkwürdigsten Städten, Badeorten, seinen Domen, Kirchen und sonstigen ausgezeichneten Baudenkmälern alter und neuer Zeit, historisch-topographisch dargestellt, Ansichtenwerke

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        Der Führer am Rhein von seiner Quelle bis zur Mündung

      Ein Handbuch für Freunde der schönen Natur, der Kunst und des Alterthums, mit ausgewählten Balladen und Liedern. Besonders malerische Ansichten mit hübschen Stahlstichen. u.a. von Mainz, Lureley, Boppard, Andernach, Oberlahnstein, Bonn, Cöln, Düsseldorf. gest. von H.Emden, Carl Rauch u.s.w.. Habicht Vlg. Bonn. 1842, 3 Bl. 298 S. m. 40 Stahlstichen (komplett) und 1 Karte:Der Lauf des Rheins von Basel bis Rotterdam, ca.120x20cm. (Einband fleckig)(teils lose Seiten)(Text teils braunfleckig)(Stahlstiche teilweise Stockflecken). Ln. d. Zt.-2/3)selten! Bild eines Stahlstiches.

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        The Cathedral of Cremona

      1842. Bella veduta della chiesa, dell'attiguo campanile e della piazza, animata da personaggi. Stampata su fondo seppia

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        Le Jardin des Plantes.

      L. Curmer, Paris 1842 - 2 volumes, grand in-8 ( 275x185 mm ) demi basane verte maroquinée à petits coins, titre et tomaison dorés sur dos lisse orné de filets dorés en place des nerfs, guirlandes dorées en tête et queue, importants fers romantiques dorés entre les filets. Filets dorés sur les plats, tête dorée.Ex-libis à l'étiquette collée en contre plat de GER. Mse D'ADDA.Bien complet des illustrations in-texte et des nombreuses planches gravées hors-texte en noir et en couleurs et plans dépliants.- Tome I. XXVI, 416 pages.Description complète, historique et pittoresque de la Ménagerie, des Serres, des Galeries de Minéralogie et d'Anatomie et de la Vallée Suisse.Moeurs et instinct des animaux, botanique, anatomie comparée, minéralogie, géologie, zoologie.Introduction historique. Aspect général du Jardin. Vallée suisse, Ménagerie, Singerie, Faisanderie, Fosses aux Ours, Parcs. L'école de Botanique, les Carrés, les Serres, les galeries. Cabinet d'anatomie comparée. Galerie de Minéralogie et de Géologie. Galerie de Zoologie. Conclusion. Classification des trois Règnes de la nature.- Tome II. 664 pages.Description complète, historique et pittoresque du Museum d'Histoire Naturelle ( Oiseaux, Reptiles, Poissons, Insectes et Crustavés ).Les Oiseaux. Les Reptiles. Les Poissons. Embranchement des Animaux articulés. Présence de rousseurs.- Exemplaire truffé d'une lettre autographe de 2 pages et demi signée "Mathilde" ( à GEOFFROY SAINT HILAIRE ) au sujet de son adhésion éventuelle à la Société d'Acclimatation.Princesse Mathilde-Laetitia-Wilhelmine BONAPARTE, fille du Roi Jérôme de Westphalie et de Catherie de Wutenberg. Sciences.

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        Négociations relatives à la succession d'Espagne sous Louis XIV ou correspondances, mémoires et actes diplomatiques concernant les prétentions et l'avènement de la Maison de Bourbon au trône d'Espagne. Accompagnés d'un texte historique et précédés d'une introduction.

      Paris, Imp. Royale, 1835-1842, - 4 vol. in-4, percaline verte, monogramme au dos des tomes 3 et 4 (reliure postérieure). Exemplaire de l'Athenaeus Library (monogramme et cachet sec). (Collection Documents Inédits sur l'Histoire de France). [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Volksmährchen Volksmärchen der Deutschen - Prachtausgabe in einem Bande - Hrsg. Julius Ludwig Klee - Mit 300 Holzschnitten

      Mayer und Wigand, Leipzig 1842 - Leder, Ganzleder,Innenkantenvergoldung, Rundumgoldschnitt, 752S, Einband fachgerecht restauriert, Exlibris, schönes, seltenes Exemplar [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        LA GUIENNE HISTORIQUE ET MONUMENTALE, : 4 VOL.

      - 1842 P. Coudert. Bordeaux Profusamente ilustrado en litografías. (283 b/n. + 3 en color) 211-224, 372, 320, 182 pg. 29x21 cm. Enc. media piel época. Para ver o recibir fotografías de los libros puede ir a nuestra web.

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