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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 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]

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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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        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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        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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        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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        Denkschrift zur Vollendung der 5000 .Locomotive 1910

      - 57 Seiten Glanzpapier mit 42 zumeist halbseitigen ( 24 Lokomotiven ) Textabbildungen, Originalbroschur mit Deckeltitel, etwas unfrisch mit Einriß oben am Broschurrücken , vordere Broschurkannte mit Tesafilm hinterlegt , Erhaltung insgesamt gut - = Gegründet wurde die Fabrik im Jahre 1842 von dem Ingenieur der Wien - Raaber Bahn W. Günther, kam Ende der Fünfziger - Jahre in den Besitz der Österreichischen Kreditanstalt für Handel und Gewerbe,wurde 1861 von G. Sigl in Pacht genommen,später käuflich erworben und ist seit 1875 Aktiengesellschaft.In der ersten Periode unter Günther kamen 310 Locomotiven zur Ablieferung ,und zwar an die nördlichen,südlichen,südöstlichen und lombardisch-venzianischen Linien der K.k. Staatsbahn über den Semmering,die Kaiser-Ferdinands-Nordbahn,die galizische Karl-Ludwigs-Bahn und dieKaiserin-Elisabeth-Westbahn, die Südbahn-Gesellschaft, die Kaiser-Franz-Josefs-Orientbahn, die Theisbahn,die Mohacs-Fünfkirchner-Bahn die Budweis-Linz-Gmunder Bahnsowie auch die Locomotiven für den Bau der K.k. Militärakademie in Wiener -Neustadt usw...........................

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        Der Totentanz auf Engelhaus, Die Schloßruinen im Walde, oder Graf Rinaldos fürchterliche Gestalt

      Kl.-8, Halbleinen Der Totentanz auf Engelhaus (Markulf Der Eisenarm mit dem Riesen-Schwerte), hrsg. Leop. Grund o.J. (vermutl. 1842), Titelbl. fehlt, m. 1 Titelkupfer, 216 S, beigebunden Die Schloßruinen im Walde, oder: Graf Rinaldos fürchterliche Gestalt. Eine Rittergeschichte von Ludwig Dellarosa, hrsg. Wien, Singer und Goering, 1842, 218 S Hlwd. d. Zt. stärer berieben u. bestossen.Fehlstellen an Rückenkanten m. Leinen abgedeckt, gebräunt, tlw. gekl. u. tlw. Altersfleckig, gebr. Zustand. rare Ausgabe!

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        Rare Antique Print-TRACHIPTERUS-RIBBONFISH-Acaric Baron-Gaimard-Forget-1842

      - Antique print, titled: 'Poissons Plate 12 - Le Trachyptere Bogmare (Trachypterus bogmarus).' - This rare plate shows the Trachipterus trachypterus, a ribbonfish of the family Trachipteridae. Engraving with contemporary hand colouring on vellin (wove) paper. Description: From: 'Voyage en Islande et au Groenland' by M. Paul Gaimard, published in Paris 1842.Artists and Engravers: Made by 'Forget' after 'Acaric Baron'. Paul Gaimard (1793-1858) served on board the Uranie under Freycinet during his circumnavigation of the world, and was partly responsible for the zoological studies published as a result of that voyage. He later served under Dumont d'Urville on board the Astrolabe during the La Perouse search expedition in 1826-1829. Gaimard's voyage to Iceland embarked in 1835 in search of the expedition of Jean de Blosseville from whom nothing had been heard since 1833. No trace was found, but the present work is the result of Gaimard's extensive travels through Iceland, and contains many fine views. Condition: Good, given age. A few small foxing spots. Please note: the images are merged from multiple scans. Some irregularities in the sheet edges may occur as a result of this. General age-related toning and/or occasional minor defects from handling. Please study scan carefully. Storage location: BG-B4-26 The overall size is ca. 21.5 x 13.8 inch. The image size is ca. 15.7 x 11.4 inch. The overall size is ca. 54.7 x 35 cm. The image size is ca. 40 x 29 cm.

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        Rare Antique Print-BROWN TROUT-BROOK-SALMO-Bevalet-Gaimard-Deguevauviller-1842

      - Antique print, titled: 'Poissons Plate 15 - Le Saumon Truite (Salme trutta) - Le Saumon des Fontaines (Salme rivalis).' - This rare plate shows the brown trout (Salmo trutta) and the brook trout (Salvelinus fontinalis). Engraving with contemporary hand colouring on vellin (wove) paper. Description: From: 'Voyage en Islande et au Groenland' by M. Paul Gaimard, published in Paris 1842.Artists and Engravers: Made by 'Deguevauviller' after 'Bevalet'. Paul Gaimard (1793-1858) served on board the Uranie under Freycinet during his circumnavigation of the world, and was partly responsible for the zoological studies published as a result of that voyage. He later served under Dumont d'Urville on board the Astrolabe during the La Perouse search expedition in 1826-1829. Gaimard's voyage to Iceland embarked in 1835 in search of the expedition of Jean de Blosseville from whom nothing had been heard since 1833. No trace was found, but the present work is the result of Gaimard's extensive travels through Iceland, and contains many fine views. Condition: Good, given age. Light scattered foxing. Please note: the images are merged from multiple scans. Some irregularities in the sheet edges may occur as a result of this. General age-related toning and/or occasional minor defects from handling. Please study scan carefully. Storage location: BG-B4-29 The overall size is ca. 21.5 x 13.8 inch. The image size is ca. 14.4 x 10.8 inch. The overall size is ca. 54.7 x 35 cm. The image size is ca. 36.5 x 27.5 cm.

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        Sketches illustrating the manners and Customs of the Indians and Anglo Indians

      6 hand coloured lithograph plates. Lithographed title, dedication and 6 leaves of explanatory text. Folio. Original calf-backed cloth, lettered in gilt. London, T. McClean,

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        Carta esférica de la mitad meridional del Mar Adriatico hasta Otranto y Corfù y de la costas del Reino de Napoles y de lo Estados Romanos asta Civita-Vecchia e n el Mediterraneo.

      Adriatico 1842 - Carta geografica particolareggiata delle coste dell'Italia centrale e meridionale con evidenziate le cittadine litoranee. Costruida en la Direcion de Hidrografia y presentada a S.M. y à S.A. el regente del Reyno. Madrid, ano 1842. Restauro da strappo al lato destro che entra per alcuni centimetri nella parte incisa mm 610x920

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        The Illustrated London News. Volume Ist from May 14 to December 31, 1842 & January - June 1843 & January - December 1844-1860

      London, William Little 1842-1860 - Continuous series of the famous Illustrated Londen News from the first issue of 1842 until 1860 [missing July-December 1843]. Uniformly bound in early 20th century green Cloth with gilt lettering spine and gilt lettering name on the frontcover, each binding with its own titlepage and index, large Folio (The Illustrated London News was the world's first illustrated Weekly News Magazine, its inaugural issue appeared on Saturday, 14 May 1842. The newspaper is very richly illustrated with hundreds of woodcuts in the text and numerous full-page engravings, thus marking a revolution in journalism and news reporting. A firm set with very good interiors.) [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        George Cruikshank's Omnibus

      London: Tilt and Bogue, 1842. George Cruikshank's Omnibus First Edition, Finely Bound by Birdsall of Northampton [CRUIKSHANK, George]. George Cruikshank's Omnibus. Illustrated with one hundred engravings on steel and wood. Edited by Laman Blanchard. London: Tilt and Bogue, 1842. First edition. Large octavo (9 3/8 x 5 3/4 inches; 238 x 146 mm.). [viii], 300 pp. Engraved portrait, engraved pictorial preface, twenty engraved plates and seventy-eight woodcuts in the text. Bound ca. 1910 by Birdsall of Northampton (stamp-signed in gilt on front turn-in). Full dark green morocco, covers with multiple gilt borders and corner decorations, spine with five raised bands decoratively tooled and lettered in gilt in compartments, gilt board edges and decorative gilt turn-ins, marbled end-papers, top edge gilt, others uncut. Original gilt decorated dark green cloth front cover and spine bound in at end. Minimal fading to spine otherwise fine. "First issued in nine monthly parts from May 1841 to January 1842. The bound volumes were first issued in green and subsequently red cloth... Of the 22 engravings on steel and the 78 woodcuts, all are by G.C. with the exception of three of the steel engravings..." (Cohn). Cruikshank became increasingly disenchanted with the publisher Bentley while working with William Harrison Ainsworth illustrating his novels. Despite financial woes and the illness of his wife, Cruikshank separated from Bentley and became attached to secondary publishers like Tilt and Bogue. In May, 1841, he started Omnibus as his personal outlet. Laman Blanchard was the editor and Ainsworth the sub-editor. Other authors include Merle, Marryat, Thackeray and "Bowman Tiller." It had the characteristic comic cover of the rear of a crowded omnibus pulling away. George drew the image and it was engraved by his nephew Percy Cruikshank, although George was angry with him for calling himself "Cruikshank the Younger. "The contents are articles in a comic vein including a serialized novel and the miscellany entitled "Omnibus Chat." Cohn, 190.

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        Volksmärchen der Deutschen. Prachtausgabe in einem Bande.

      Leipzig, Mayer und Wigand. 1842 - Kl.-4°. 3 Bl., 752 S., 1 Bl. Mit zahlreichen Textillustrationen von R. Jordan, L., Richter, A. Schröter und G. Osterwald. Goldgeprägter Orig.-Lederband (Rücken verblasst, leicht beriebene und bestossen, etwas fleckig). Gelenke minim gelockert. Seiten vereinzelt leicht eingerissen und fachmännisch restauriert. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Fauna Japonica sive descriptio animalium, quae in itinere per Japoniam, jussu et auspiciis superiorum, qui summum in India Batava imperium tenent, suscepto, annis 1825 - 1830 collegit, notis, observationibus et adumbrationibus illustravit Ph. Fr. de Siebold. Conjunctis studiis C. J. Temminck et H. Schlegel pro vertebratis atque W. de Haan pro invertebratis elaborata. Pisces.

      - Leiden, A. Arnz, [1842]-1850 [REPRINT Tokyo, after 1945]. Folio (37.0 x 29.2 cm; box size: 45 x 32.5 x 10 cm). Decorated title page, 2, 345 pp.; 161 mostly coloured plates. Original half calf over red cloth boards. Spine with six raised bands, rich gilt compartments and gilt title. Top edge gilt. Preserved in a burgundy cloth clamshell box with printed title (in Japanese) on marbled paper, pasted on the top board, and a second label tipped in inside on the bottom. = A fine fascimile reprint of the original edition (Lugduni Batavorum, 1842-1850) which was written by Von Siebold in collaboration with Schlegel and Temminck. The latter two authors are usually regarded as authors of the new species described herein. This edition was edited by S. Tanaka. It is not the Matsumura, 1934 edition, but a second reprint. The plates are of great quality and the entire volume is in near fine condition. This publication was limited to 350 copies and sold out fast; it is very hard to find now. The colour plates, a fine example of Japanese multicolour printing, have been checked against the originals and found to be identical. Cordier, p. 480; Dean II, p. 448; Nissen ZBI, 3848. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Adeline; or, The grave of the forsaken. Founded on facts.

      [Printed & published by E. Lloyd.] [1842] - Double front. plate but without title leaf & preface, illus; tear without loss in pp.43-44, a few marks. Contemp. half red roan, gilt spine; sl rubbed at head. v.g. Ono 542 in 52 pts and 117 chapters. BL & Oxford only on Copac. The work was advertised at 2/6 in December 1842. Louis James early identified this as a more skilful than average domestic tale "in a style that suggests Rymer in a serious mood", and titlepage attributions, lacking here, to the Author of ?The Miller?s Maid? & ?Blanche?; [or, The mystery of the doomed house] confirm his authorship. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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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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        Welcome to Charles Dickens. The Boz Ball. To be given under the direction of a committee of citizens of New York, at the Park Theatre, on the evening of the fourteenth of February next.

      New York: J.C. House, printer. 1842 - Sewn as issued in orig. pale pink wrappers; edges sl. creased. Self label. A v.g. copy in custom-made red cloth fold-over box. 8pp. OCLC records several copies in US libraries; BL only on Copac. This scarce pamphlet published for a General Committee of New York Citizens, forms a history of the arrangements for a Ball to celebrate the presence of Charles Dickens in their city. It gives a list of committee members, plans for the decoration of the venue (The Park Theatre), a transcript of committee member Philip Hone?s official letter of invitation, and the transcript of the letter of acceptance from Dickens: ?I beg to convey to the Committee of Gentlemen . my hearty and cordial thanks for their most kind congratulations; and my glad acceptance of the honor they propose to confer upon me? The St. Valentine?s Day Ball marked one of the high spots of Dickens?s first American trip, made between January & June of 1842. In a later to John Forster of February 17th, Dickens described the Ball as ?a most superb affair?, noting ?there were three thousand people there . [and] the theatre was decorated magnificently? Dickens enclosed several contemporary accounts of the Ball with his letter to Forster, as well as a copy of the present pamphlet. [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        The Countess of Salisbury. 3 vols.

      Richard Bentley. 1842 - Functionally bound in later dark green half calf, green cloth boards, paper labels; worn & repaired. SCARCE. La Comtesse de Salisbury, 1839. An unacknowledged translation of one of Dumas? earliest historical novels. It is set in the Court of Edward III during the earlier stages of the Hundred Years War. The dedication, to Thomas Moore, is signed ?E.R.M. London, April, 1840?; perhaps the translator, but not identified. The third volume, despite having The Countess of Salisbury on the titlepage, contains, as issued, a separate novel, also an unacknowledged translation of a Dumas work: The Maid of Corinth. The French title is Acté, first published in 1838. This appears to be a re-issue of the first English edition of 1840, with newly printed titlepages which for some reason do not mention the second work. No 1842 edition appears on Copac, though four copies of an 1840 edition are listed with the title as The Countess of Salisbury : to which is added, The Maid of Corinth. Dumas is not identified as the original author. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

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        Aventures de Lydéric. [Chronique du roi Pépin. Chronique de Charlemagne].

      - Paris, Dumont, s.d. [1842]. In-8, In-8, demi-veau bleu nuit glacé, dos lisse orné d'un décor romantique de chaînons, filets et palettes et fers spéciaux dorés, auteur et titre doré, tête dorée (reliure sign. Canape et Corriez), (4), 359 p. Edition originale de ce recueil de trois nouvelles de la veine médiévale d’Alexandre Dumas : "Aventures de Lyderic" suivi de "Chronique du Roi Pépin" et de "Chronique de Charlemagne". "En 628, le prince de Dijon Salwart succombe sous les coups du gigantesque prince Phinard de Buck dans une forêt des Flandres. Sa femme Ermengarde a juste le temps de cacher leur fils Lyderic dans un buisson avant d'être faite prisonnière. Le bébé est sauvé de la mort par une biche qui le nourrit et un vieil ermite qui l'élève. Il devient vite d'une stature et d'une force redoutable. A la mort de l'ermite, Lyderic part à la recherche de ses origines avec, pour seul indice, un chapelet qu'il avait autour du cou quand il a été trouvé ( ). C'est Henri Berthoud, directeur du journal ‘Le musée des familles’ qui a demandé à Dumas de raconter les exploits de Lyderic, ce géant des Flandres. Lors de sa parution le succès fut foudroyant. Il faut dire que l'auteur a mis tout son talent à magnifier cette légende" (Nicole Vougny, Société des Amis d'A. Dumas en ligne). (Munro, p. 56. Parran, p. 47. Reed, p. 144. Vicaire, III, 354). Seulement 3 exemplaires recensés dans le monde (WorldCat): Yale, Auckland et la BnF seul exemplaire conservé dans une bibliothèque française. Très bel exemplaire, très frais, grand de marges, très bien relié par Canape et Corriez. [Attributes: First Edition]

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        Tambour Suisse de la Garde du Pape. (Grande Tenue)

      Artist: Aubert/ Pingret d'/ E; issued in: Paris; date: ca 1842 - - technic: Lithography; - colorit: gouache; - condition: Perfect condition; - size (in cm): 41 x 24; - description: Costumes Italiens, from Galerie Royale de Costumes, Costumes Italiens, 7. Published by Aubert ; Co., Paris.Swiss Guards are the Swiss soldiers who have served as guards at foreign European courts since the late 15th century. In addition to small household and palace units, Swiss mercenary regiments have served as regular line troops in various armies; notably those of France, Spain and Naples . The Swiss were famous mercenaries for hundreds of years. Since Switzerland was a poor country, young men often sought their fortunes abroad. Swiss troops had a reputation for discipline and loyalty, and employing revolutionary battle tactics. They were considered the most powerful troops of the 15th century, until their methods were refined by the Landsknechte in the early 16th century. The earliest such unit was the Swiss Hundred Guard at the French court (1497?1817). This small force was complemented in 1567 by a Swiss Guards regiment. In the 18th and early 19th centuries several other Swiss Guard units existed for periods in various European courts. The Papal Swiss Guard was founded in 1506 and is the only extant Swiss Guard.

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        Album du Vivarais ou itinéraire historique et descriptif de cette ancienne province. Orné de dessins représentant les points de vue et les monuments les plus remarquables du pays par M. V. Cassien.

      Grenoble, Prudhomme, 1842, demi-basane de l'époque, dos orné. -Marge int. de 7 ff. lég. déchirée sans manque, dont 2 lég restaurées. - in-4 de 270 pp. + 1 f. d'errata + 41 lithographies h.t. ; Exemplaire bien complet de la planche de Privas, qui manque souvent. On prétend qu'elle a été volontairement retirée : cette ville rebelle était encore considérée comme maudite au XIXe siècle.Edition originale et premier tirage.Les lithographies de Bergeron, d'après des dessins de Victor Cassien, sont assez fidèles. Elles reflètent bien l'aspect du Vivarais en pleine période romantique, comme le confirment les descriptions de Prosper Mérimée et d'autres voyageurs découvrant cette province à la même époque.L'Album du Vivarais reste l'ouvrage mythique qui doit figurer dans toutes les bonnes bibliothèques ardéchoises. C'est un document exceptionnel pour connaître l'état originel des nombreux monuments. Du Boys, dans son introduction, insiste sur cet aspect : "Il semble qu'il y ait quelque opportunité à entreprendre un Album du Vivarais, quand on fait à ses principaux monuments des restaurations presque aussi barbares que des démolitions."Le texte de Du Boys, juriste et érudit dauphinois, a certes vieilli, mais il marque l'état des connaissances historiques et constitue un inventaire des curiosités vivaroises au milieu du XIXe siècle.

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