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        Temple Called El Khasne Petra

      Moon, F.G., London 1842 - The Prints of David Roberts:Part 1 - The PrinterLouis Haghe (1806-1885) was one of the msot skillful exponents of the tinted lithograph who became a leading reproductive lithographer in England and on the Continent. Haghe's reputation as a lithographer was primarily based upon topographical views, of which Twyman notes "his most important work of this kind, the translation of Roberts' sketches of the Holy Land, represents the culmination of his art".Part 2 - The Publication of Roberts' Holy Land and EgyptRoberts first sketched in his journals "on the spot" the vaious subjects which, on returning to London, he transcribed into finished paintings and watercolors. These then formed the basis of the lithographs drawn and printed by Louis Haghe. It is interesting to note that in some instances Roberts' original drawings were twice or three times the size of the published print, which indicated the skill of Haghe and his assistants in transferring Roberts' designs onto lithographic stones.Part 3 - A Genesis of Roberts' PrintsDavid Roberts fulfilled a boyhood dream by visiting the East and recording what he saw there; by August 1838 he had resolved to "visit the Holy Land, and make drawings of the scenes of sacred history and the antiquities of Egypt". By this time Roberts had already established himself as a successful topographical artist and published his set of Spanish scenery as tinted lithographs, Picturesque Sketches in Spain, 1837. Eventually he would be elected to the prestigious Royal Academy on the strength of his topographical paintings.Part 4 - The PlatesRoberts' Holy Land and Egypt project has been called "the most ambitious work ever published in England with lithographic plates" (according to Micheal Twyman). Its production involved over 600 lithographic stones used over an eight to nine year period. It is generally agreed the lithographers Day & Haghe were the most efficient for such large scale work, while Louis Haghe himself was a master lithographer.The plate formats strongly influenced their presentation as prints: large full-page and small half-page vignettes representing what Roberts intended to be the difference between finished drawings and sketches. roberts was a good judge of accurate transposition of his watercolors and sketches into lithography.Today historians regard Roberts' Holy Land and Egypt as the last link between the established artist and topographical lithography. Since Roberts' prints were the most costly publishing venture in Britain at the time, undertaken by a publisher "on his own responsibility", Roberts sighed on its completion: " . thank God . that with being blessed with health and backed by my ever esteemed friend Louis Haghe I may also say the most satisfactory."References:Micheal Twyman, Lithography, 1800-1850, London, 1970Katherine Sim, David Roberts, London 1984J.R. Abbey, Travel in aquatint and lithograph 1770-1860, Nos. 272, 385James Ballantine, The Life of David Roberts, Edinburgh, 1866Helen Guiterman, David Roberts, London 1978Barbican Art Gallery (catalogue), David Roberts, London, 1986British Library (BS), Image Size : 490x340 (mm), 19.25x13.375 (Inches), Platemark Size : , Paper Size : 610x415 (mm), 24x16.375 (Inches), Hand Colored, Lithograph

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        Mémorial de Sainte Hélene suivi de Napoléon dans l'exil par M.M. O'Méara et Antomarchi et de l'historique de la trans lation des restes mortels de l'Empereur Napoléon aux Invalides

      Bourdin, Paris 1842 - Due volumi in 8°(18,5x26,5); mezza pelle verde coeva, titoli e fregi al dorso; (4); due tavole in antiporta, frontespizio,IV,828, (4) (15 TAVOLE piena pagina montate su carta china + 2 Carte geografiche + 1 Piantina locali Sant Elena); (4); due tavole in antiporta, frontespizio,936, (4) (11 TAVOLE piena pagina montate su carta china); Opera magistralmente illlustrata principalmente dal CHARLET; 600 ILLUSTRAZIONI nel testo vignettes; testo in cornice. Generici segni del tempo, è bell'esemplare.

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        Mémorial de Sainte Hélène par le Cte de Las Cases; suivi de Napoléon dans l' exile par O'Méara et Antomarchi, et de l' historique de la translation des restes mortels de l' Empereur Napoléon aux Invalides.

      Paris. Ernest Bourdin. 1842 - 2 tomes in 8 reliés en 2 volumes: Tome 1: Faux titre, frontis., titre, vii , 828 pp et 16 gravures sur bois h.t.Tome 2 : Faux titre, frontis. 955 pp et 11 gravures sur bois h. t. Nombreuses gravures sur bois dans les texte par Charlet , double filets entouranrt le texte . Demi chagrin vert, dos à 4 nerfs, caissons richement ornés, plats de percaline verte, tranches dorées. RELIURE DE L EPOQUE. Très bel exemplaire en premier tirage, sans rousseurs, dont les h.t. ont été tirés sur chine appliqué. Rare dans cet état.( Carteret III 371). [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        MEMORIAL DE SAINTE-HELENE Par le Comte de LAS CASES Illustré par CHARLET Suivi de: NAPOLEON DANS L’EXIL de MM. Les docteurs O’MEARA ET ANTOMMARCHI Et de: L’HISTORIQUE DE LA TRANSLATION DES RESTES MORTELS DE L’EMPEREUR NAPOLEON AUX INVALIDES. Complet en 2 Volumes RELIES. ILLUSTRE par CHARLET

      Bourdin 1842 - MEMORIAL DE SAINTE-HELENE Par le Comte de LAS CASES Illustré par CHARLET Suivi de: NAPOLEON DANS L’EXIL de MM. Les docteurs O’MEARA ET ANTOMMARCHI Et de: L’HISTORIQUE DE LA TRANSLATION DES RESTES MORTELS DE L’EMPEREUR NAPOLEON AUX INVALIDES EDITIONS ERNEST BOURDIN, 1842 COMPLET EN 2 VOLUMES GRAND FORMAT IN-4° 18 CM X 26 CM RELIES, 828 PAGES + 935 PAGES ILLUSTRE DE + DE 800 DESSINS DE CHARLET ET DE 27 PLANCHES H-T. SUR PAPIER DE CHINE GRAVEES SUR ACIER + 1 CARTE DE L’ILE DE SAINTE-HELENE + 1 PLAN DE LONGWOOD H-T. + FRONTISPICES « Après tout, ils auront beau retrancher, supprimer, mutiler, il leur sera bien difficile de me faire disparaître tout à fait. Les faits parlent, ils brillent comme le soleil. J’ai refermé le gouffre anarchique et débrouillé le chaos. J’ai déssouillé la Révolution, ennobli les peuples et raffermi les rois. J’ai excité toutes les émulations, récompensé tous les mérites, et reculé les limites de la gloire ! Tout cela est bien quelque chose ! Et puis sur quoi pourrait-on m’attaquer, qu’un historien ne puisse me défendre ? Serai-ce mes intentions ? Mais il est en fonds pour m’absoudre. Mon despotisme ? Mais il démontrera que la dictature était de toute nécessité. Dira-t-on que j’ai gêné la liberté ? Mais il prouvera que la licence, l’anarchie, les grands désordres, étaient encore au seuil de la porte. M’accusera-t-on d’avoir trop aimé la guerre ? Mais il montrera que j’ai toujours été attaqué; d’avoir voulu la monarchie universelle ? Mais il fera voir qu’elle ne fut que l’œuvre fortuite des circonstances, que ce furent nos ennemis eux-mêmes qui m’y conduisirent pas à pas. Enfin sera-ce mon ambition ! Ah ! Sans doute, il m’en trouvera, et beaucoup, mais de la plus grande et de la plus haute qui ne fût peut-être jamais ! Celle d’établir, de consacrer enfin l’empire de la raison et le plein exercice, l’entière jouissance de toutes les facultés humaines ! Et ici l’historien peut-être se trouvera réduit à devoir regretter qu’une telle ambition n’ait pas été accomplie, satisfaite ! Mon cher, a dit l’Empereur, en bien peu de mots, voilà pourtant toute mon histoire ». NAPOLEON à LAS CASES, Sainte-Hélène, Mercredi 1er Mai 1816. SUPERBE EDITION RELIEE DU « MEMORIAL », MAGNIFIQUEMENT ILLUSTREE PAR CHARLET PARUE A L’EPOQUE DU « RETOUR DES CENDRES » QUI PARTICIPA A EXALTER LA LEGENDE IMPERIALE AUPRES D’UN LARGE PUBLIC PATRIOTE. CE LIVRE AINSI ILLUSTRE CONTRIBUA AUSSI LARGEMENT A AVIVER LES IDEES BONAPARTISTES DANS L’OPINION ET PREPARA L’AVENEMENT DU SECOND EMPIRE UNE DIZAINE D’ANNEES PLUS TARD. reliure dépoque demi-chagrin marron, 4 faux nerfs, caissons, fleurons, titres et filets dorés. TEXTE ENCADRE D’UN DOUBLE FILET NOIR EDITION DE 1842 LE PRIX EST POUR LES 2 VOLUMES, en BON ETAT POSSIBILITE DE REGLEMENT EN PLUSIEURS FOIS SANS FRAIS : ME CONSULTER SI L'ETAT NE CONVIENT PAS, JE REPRENDS LES LIVRES [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Introduction à la science de l'histoire. Deuxième édition, corrigée et augmentée.

      - Paris, Guillaumin, 1842. 2 volumes in-8, demi-veau vert bronze, dos lisses ornés de compartiments garnis d'un jeu de filets et palettes dorées, titres dorés, tranches mouchetées, viii, 503 p. et (2) f., 521, (1) p., rouss. Seconde édition, considérablement remaniée et augmentée d'un volume par rapport à l'originale de 1833, de cet ouvrage fondateur dans l'histoire des idées sociales au XIXe s. (Isambert, 'Buchez', p. 314. Walch, 683). Bel exemplaire, très bien relié à l'époque. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Librairie HATCHUEL]
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        Mémorial De Sainte-Hélène, Suivi De Napoléon Dans L'exil, Par MM. O'Méara et Antomarchi, et De L'Historique De La Translation Des Restes Mortels De l'Empereur Napoléon Aux Invalides. (4 volumes)

      Ernest Bourdin, Paris 1842 - Deux tomes en 4 volumes dans une jolie reliure d'époque. Dos lisse ornés de fers romantiques dorés, plats bruns, coiffes et bords très lég frottés. Ex libris Colonel A.Féry. Texte avec encadrement, abondamment illustré 26 gravures hors texte gravées sur chine, 2 cartes hors texte et de très nombreuses gravures in texte. Tome premier: Faux titre et frontispice illustrés par Charlet, page de titre gravée, préambule, vij p, 823p en 2 volumes, table des sommaires du premier volume. Tome deuxième: Faux titre et frontispice illustrés par Charlet, page de titre gravée, 932p en 2 volumes, table des sommaires du deuxième volume. Présence de quelques rousseurs dans le texte et au dos des gravures. Bel ensemble. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Abbildung und Beschreibung der Schmetterlinge Schlesiens in systematischer Ordnung.

      - Erster Theil. FALTER ODER TAGSCHMETTERLINGE. Breslau, A. Neustädt, 1842. 4to. pp. (2), viii, 82, with 42 handcoloured lithographed plates. Contemporary marbled boards (rubbed). Nissen ZBI, 2967. Two more parts were published by August Assmann. Almost as rare as Richter's work on the same subject. The editions of works dealing with the insect fauna of a distinct territory were always very small in 18th and 19th century. Repair to title-page. The plates are beautifully handcoloured and some show the insects with their feeding plants. Some foxing. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        The Parterre: Or, Beauties of Flora Twelve Highly Finished Drawings. With Poetical Illustrations

      London: Tilt and Bogue, 1842. First Edition. Blindstamped Cloth. Very Good. Folio, 37.5 by 28 cm. Unpaginated. With twelve hand-colored botanical plates featuring the geranium, wall-flower, tulip, rose, fuschia, dahlia, calceolaria, hydrangea, chian asters, auricula, another dahlia and primrose. Each plate is accompanied by a sentiment poem running one to two pages. Followed by two page publisher's ad listings. Generally clean and vibrant plates. Fuschia plate is tipped in, and its edges have chips and wear (from its once being loose), not affecting image. Moderate wear to green cloth binding.

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        The Castles and Abbeys of England. (2 volumes)

      J. Mortimer, Tilt and Bogue, George Virtue, London 1842 - Two Volumes. Contemporary (original) full brown pebbled morocco gilt, raised bands, blind stamp gilt decorated and tool designes on front boards and spine. All edges gilt. Tentaling to the learther on backside of board. Light shelf wear else just a lovely unsigned binding. Thirty-five fine steel-engraved plates and hundreds of in-text woodcut illustrations of castles, abbeys, battle scenes, historical personages, coats-of-arms and seals. This extremely popular work includes contemporary accounts relating to England's great landmarks. "The immense vogue between the late 1820's and the early 1840's of topographical volumes like those illustrated by W. H. Bartlett would have been inconceivable without this new process (of steel engraving). Collectors are now discovering that the attrition of time and the depedations of the 'breakers' have in fact made accepable copies hard to find." (Ray, The Illustrator and the Book in England, 40-41). Interiors generally clean. Contemporary morocco gilt bindings near fine. A handsome, beautifully illustrated set. Includes Arundel Castle, St Albans Abbey, Palace of Eltham, Rochester Castle, Tewkesbury Abbey, Kenilworth Castle, Waltham Abbey, Carisbrooke Castle, Netley Abbey. Artists include: Allom, Archer, Herman, Sargent, Prior and Law. Size: 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Archaeologia:

      sp;- London - Society of Antiquaries of London, 1842 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. Volume XXIX of this collection of historical tracts. Illustrated with many beautiful engravings. Including chapters on ancient artifacts found at the confluence of the rivers Wye and Severn, Orford Castle, heraldic devices and Roman remains found in London. The Society of Antiquaries of London is a learned society charged by its Royal Charter of 1751 with 'the encouragement, advancement and furtherance of the study and knowledge of the antiquities and history of this and other countries'. It is based at Burlington House, Piccadilly, London. Condition: In a paper covered binding. Externally, sound with wear to extremities slight splitting to joints. Internally, firmly bound, bright with the odd spot and mark. Overall: VERY GOOD.

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

      W. & W.C. Richards, Penfield, Geo. 1842 - 44 pages. Title continues, ."Accompanied by Historical and Topographical Sketches, by Our Own Writers." Illus., the plates are foxed, two being heavily spotted. Gold stamped full 4to leather. It has been professionally rebacked-very nice job, hardly noticeable. Light rubbing to edges of cover, corners just lightly bumped. Howes R252. DeRenne Cat V.2, p. 484. Willingham & Harwell: Georgiana #32: "One of the most sumptuous of all early Georgia works.It is for his illustrations, from romatic north Georgia vales to stark buildings of architectural distinction, that this publication is remembered and held in esteem." Rare and important work. In new mylar. Some foxing to a few pages, including the illustrated title page (one of two title pages); toning and offsetting to page 6 and facing plate. 2 pages have tiny tears on fore edge. All edges gilt, a bit worn. Still an attractive book. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        L'IMPERIALE E REALE GALLERIA PITTI illustrata per cura di Luigi Bardi. Volume quarto ed ultimo.:

      Galileiana,, Firenze 1842 - (Codice AN2968) In folio (47x34,5 cm) 80 pp. non numerate.Quarto volume della celebre raccolta, illustrato con 20 finissime tavole in rame di grande bellezza e suggestione opera di noti incisori del tempo citati dal Benezit: P.Trasmundi, A.Cappelli, F.Clerici, V.Benucci, Paolo Lasinio, G.Guzzi, P.Menozzi, G.Silvani, Bedetti, G.Fusinati ecc. Edizione originale, cfr. Brunet, II/1456. Nitida e fresca impressione su carta forte, ogni tavola è corredata da testo critico-artistico di qualificati studiosi e letterati contemporanei (2-4 pp). Al frontespizio sono incise le armi di Leopoldo II a cui l'opera è dedicata. Carta forte, grandissimi margini, strappetto con lieve mancanza a una pag. di testo (non tocca il testo stesso). Bella legatura d'epoca in mezza pelle rossa e grandi angoli, con qualche abrasione e piccola lesione a una cerniera, piatti e sguardie marmorizzate, nervetti e scomparti riccamente ornati, titolo oro, tre bei tagli dorati. Euro 700 ~~~ SPEDIZIONE IN ITALIA SEMPRE TRACCIATA ~ Tutti i libri subito disponibili. Descrizioni precise, consegna rapida con imballaggio solido. All books are in stock in fine conditions or described meticulously. Very safe packaging ~

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        Emancipator and Free American (Also includes: National Anti-Slavery Standard, The Liberator, Herald of Freedom, and Christian Investigator)

      Boston: Dexter S. King. 1842-1843; 1838. First. Elephant folio. Measuring 18.5" x 24.75". 46 complete issues bound in one volume: Volume 6, no. 41 - Volume 8, no. 4; April 7, 1842 through May 25, 1843; Whole no. 309 - 368. (Lacks 13 issues: volume 7: nos. 14, 22, 26-28, 34-37, 40, 47, 50, and Volume 8, no. 3). With four additional titles (five single issues) bound in at the rear. Small owner's signature "F. Bailey" in neat ink on most numbers at the top edge. In reference to the first missing issue (no. 14), a manuscript note (presumably by Bailey) on the preceding number 13 reads in part, "must have been miscarried." Contemporary quarter calf, marbled boards, with clear tape on the spine and corners, very good with scattered spotting. A very scarce run of the anti-slavery newspaper of the Massachusetts Abolition Society. Published weekly (every Thursday), each issue consists of four large pages of letterpress. First published simultaneously in New York City and Boston, from December, 1841 - March 1842, and thereafter in Boston only. Bound in at the rear are four related newspapers: National Anti-Slavery Standard (one issue: volume 3, number 1. June 9, 1842); The Liberator (two issues: volume 8, numbers 37 and 42. September 14, 1838 and October 19, 1838); Herald of Freedom (one issue: volume 8, number 45. December 30, 1842); and Christian Investigator (one issue: volume 1, number 1. June 1, 1842). .

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        REPORT Of The DINNER GIVEN To CHARLES DICKENS, In Boston, February 1st, 1842. Reported by Thomas Gill and William English, Reporters of the Morning Post.

      William Cosby and Company,, Boston: 1842 - This dinner was sponsored by a committee of 'Young Men of Boston', who had extended their invitation to the also young, but already famous, author before he left England. The dinner was held in Papanti's Hall, with Josiah Quincy Jr as Chair, who was ably assisted by Oliver Wendell Holmes & Nathan Hale Jr; the young James T. Fields was a guest. Also in attendance was "Josiah Quincy Sr, the president of Harvard, Washington Allston, the poet & artist; George Bancroft, the Historian, & Richard Henry Dana Jr. . Letters were read from Prescott, Washington Irving, William Ellery Channing, Judge Story, and others, regretting their inability to be there." In his remarks, Dickens introduced the subject of International Copyright, a topic dear to his heart, if not those in attendance. This was one of the first salvos in a battle that was to rage for decades, and the local papers were not slow to respond, saying Dickens' remarks were in bad taste for a social gathering & charged him with creating a "huge dissonance". Evidently the [future prominent] Boston publisher Mr Fields thought Nevermind with respect to the copyright issue, for he is known to have written shortly thereafter, "Was there ever such a night before in our staid city?" and he would later become a staunch friend to, and publisher of, the 'Inimitable'. [cf. Johnson. DICKENS, pp. 374-376]. After the dinner, Dickens wrote Forster, "It was a most superb affair and the speaking admirable." Per Fielding, Dickens "left Boston on 5 February, with happier memories of his visit there than of anywhere else in America when four months later he returned to England." [Fielding. SPEECHES Of DICKENS. p. 22]. Scarce. Only 2 cc at auction in the past 25+ years, the last being 1998. This only the second copy we've ever been able to offer in the 20+ years we've been handling Dickens material. Period pos [2]. Faint tide lines to text upper margin. A respectable VG copy. Case - VG, with two bookplates ['Frank Maier' & 'Thomas Wallace']. Original buff printed wrappers. Custom red cloth chemise, with leather title label to spine. 12mo. 6-5/8" x 4-3/8". 1st separate appearance (BAL 8735n; Gimbel B112; Kitton, 1; Tilton, p. 560). [2], 66 pp. Dickens' speech recorded on pp. 10 - 15. Holmes' 'Song', p. 33. [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

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        Sept années en Chine. Nouvelles observations sur cet empire. L'Archipel Indo-Chinois, les Philippines et les Îles Sandwich. Traduit du russe par le prince Emmanuel Galitzin. Nouvelle édition.

      A Paris, Librairie d’Amyot, Éditeur, 1842 - In-8° ; VII-358 pp-2 figures h.-t. [Insulaire de Manille-Femme de Manille] Plein veau bleu marine, dos à nerfs joliment orné, filets or, filets à froid, titre or, palette or en pied et en tête, double filet or d’encad. sur les plats, tranches bleues, qq. rousseurs sans gravité, rel. de l’époque, bel exemplaire. Cordier, B. S., t. III, 2109. Forbes, Havaiian National Bibliography, t. II, 1334. Lust, 368. Pot, Philippines, p. 121. Seconde édition rare. VERY GOOD COOPY. SCARCE. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        BARNABY RUDGE. AMERICAN NOTES For GENERAL CIRCULATION. [as published in] The ST. PETERSBURG ENGLISH REVIEW, of Literature, The Arts, and Sciences. Volume I [II III IV] - First Year. Under the Patronage of Her Most Gracious Majesty the Empress.

      Published by Hauer and Co,, St. Petersburg: 1842 - Very rare contemporaneous periodical appearance (Vols I & II) of Dickens' fifth novel & first historical tale which culminates in the Gordon riots of 1780, with the story having a background theme opposing capital punishment, a lifelong stance taken by Dickens. Volume IV publishes 3 extract selections from Dickens' AMERICAN NOTES, or as the Editor states, "we merely offer ourselves as tasters, -- extracting from this eagerly- expected book as copiously as time and space will allow ." And while our listing herein focuses on this Russian appearance of Dickens [the first?], we note much else of English & American Letters appearing in these 4 volumes, such as a portion of Cooper's DEERSLAYER, 'Death of the Red Man', early in Volume 1. OCLC reports just 4 institutional holdings, of which only 1 is in the US (U of Mich). Modest extremity wear. Period pos of one "G Harris" to preliminary blank. A Very Good set. Modern tan half calf over period marbled paper boards. Period black leather title & volume labels to spine. Eps renewed. 8vo. 9-1/8" x 6-1/8". 1st printing thus. 4 volumes (of an eventual 6): [2], xvi, 572; [2], xv, [1 (blank)], 615, [1 (blank)], [2], 572; [2], 580 pp. Subscriber lists found at beginning of Vols I & II. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Traité pratique de l'art des accouchemens

      J.B. Baillière, Paris 1842 - Première édition. In-8, 784 pp., 1 planche hors-texte. Reliure d'origine, demi-basane verte avec quelques traces d'usure sur les plats et les tranches de la reliure, dos cuir vert plus clair orné, avec des motifs dorés de lyres et de fleurs. Le dos porte le nom de l'auteur le titre et la date (1842). L'intérieur des plats et la page de garde sont d'un beau papier décoré à l'huile en camaïeu de verts assortis à l'extérieur de la reliure. 248 figures gravées sur bois. Rares rousseurs Exceptionnelle fraicheur du contenu. Photos sur demande. . [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Trattato teorico pratico della allacciatura delle arterie [.]. Prima versione italiana del professore Ferdinando Carbonai e Memorie sul ristabilimento della circolazione nella legatura o anche recisione dei tronchi delle arterie di Alberto di Schoenberg.

      presso Carlo Batelli e Compagno,, Napoli, 1842 - In-folio (cm. 37,5), legatura recente in m. pelle e angoli con titolo in oro e decorazioni a secco al dorso, piatti marmorizzati (conservati i piatti della brossura editoriale); pp. [8], 58, [2] e 17 tavole illustrative f.t. a p. pagina incise in rame alla maniera punteggiata e acquerellate; lievi e rare fioriture, leggera gora, qualche segno d'uso. Prima edizione italiana. Buon esemplare.

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        Les Français peints par eux-mêmes. Encyclopédie morale du XIXe siècle

      Paris. L. Curmer 1840-1842 - 9 volumes grand in-8 en CARTONNAGE EDITEUR. L'illustration à fait appel à: Bellangé, Charlet, Daubigny, Daumier, Gavarni, Grandville, H. Vernet, Isabey, Tony Johannot, Eugène Lami, Meissonnier, Henri Monnier, Traviès, etc.L' ouvrage est complet de ses gravures hors texte figurant sur les tables,de sa carte, de ses frontispices et de ses 1621 figures dans le texte gravées sur boisQuelques menus défauts d' usage. Travail de vers sur deux cahiers en queue n' affectant pas le texte, petite déchirure à deux pages sans manque, deux gardes renouvellées. Ouvrage pratiquement exempt de rousseurs et particuliérement frais. Très bel exemplaire de l' EDITION ORIGINALE ET PREMIER TIRAGE Publié sous la forme de 422 livraisons l' ouvrage comporte cinq volumes pour Paris, trois pour La Province, et 1 volume pour Le Prisme, donné en prime aux souscripteurs. Présenté sous la forme de portraits l' ouvrage décrit des personnages les plus emblématiques du XIX°. Se croisent la femme comme il faut, la femme de province, le rentier, l'épicier et le notaire plus authentiques et contemporains que jamais.Cet ouvrage est une véritable et monumentale fresque de la France au XIX° siécle avec une illustration pour le moins riche et extraordinaire L' ouvrage est bien complet notament de sa carte et de ses deux serpentes imprimés sur les détenus Il est rare de trouver un exemplaire dans cet état de fraicheur et sous la forme du cartonnage éditeur tel que paru. (Carteret 245; et Vicaire, 794). [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Czarina, The

      London: Henry Colburn, 1842. - Romance At the Time of Catherine the GreatHOFLAND, Mrs. [Barbara]. The Czarina; An Historical Romance of the Court of Russia. By Mrs. Hofland In Three Volumes. London: Henry Colburn, Publisher, 1842. First edition. Three twelvemo volumes (7 3/8 x 4 5/8 inches; 187 x 117 mm.). [2], 302; [2], 317, [1, blank]; [2], 325, [1, blank] pp. Possibly bound without the half-titles.Contemporary half maroon morocco, ruled in blind, over marbled boards. Spines ruled in blind and lettered in gilt with five raised bands. Marbled edges. Armorial bookplate of Viscount Chersley on front pastedown in each volume. A near fine copy. OCLC locates only four copies: UCLA, the University of Wisconsin, Madison, the University of Victoria, and Cambridge University. KVK locates an additional three copies: the British Library, the National Library of Scotland, and the Library of Congress.Mrs. Barbara Hofland (1770-1844) "was the daughter of Robert Wreaks, a Sheffield manufacturer, who died when she was an infant. She was brought up by an aunt and in 1796 married T. Bradshawe Hoole, a merchant, by whom she had a son. Hoole’s death from consumption two years later left her wealthy but the money was subsequently lost through a bad investment, and she turned to writing. A volume of Poems (1805) attracted 2,000 subscribers, mainly out of sympathy. She opened a boarding school at Harrogate on the proceeds, and when this failed she began to write fiction. The History of a Clergyman’s Widow (1812) sold 17,000 copies in various editions. In 1808 she married the landscape painter Thomas Cristopher Hofland (1777-1843). The precariousness of an artist’s life together with Hofland’s natural improvidence and subsequent illness meant that she had to work even harder at her fiction. By 1824 she had produced upwards of twenty titles, the most successful of which, and probably her best, was The Son of a Genius [1812], which drew on her experience of the artistic temperament and also on the emotional legacy of her son’s death from consumption. She followed it with The Daughter of a Genius (1823). She was a popular as well as prolific writer although her fiction, which extended to nearly seventy works, was remorselessly didactic in tone. Towards the end of her career she turned out conventional Victorian three-deckers, including The Czarina (1842), The King’s Son (1843), The Unloved One (1844), and Daniel Dennison (1846). She was also an energetic journalist, having begun as early as 1795 with ‘Characteristics of Some Leading Inhabitants of Sheffield’, which she published in the Sheffield Courant. She expanded this vein later by contributing gossipy letters about London literary life to provincial newspapers. Her children’s books include both history and travel and, despite their moralizing, are attractive and readable. Hofland was a friend of Mary Russell Mitford" (The Oxford to British Women Writers)."[Mrs. Hofland’s] work for children includes imaginative textbooks (she centres both histories and travels on invented young people). Some simplified moral judgments apart, it is intelligent and readable. Depth and variety is added in adult works like Iwanowa, or The Maid of Moscow, 1813 (Richardsonian letters; clash of armies and cultures), Katherine, 1828 (delicate psychological analysis of misunderstandings in love), The Captives in India, 1834 (effective use of Eliza Fay), and The King’s Son, 1843 (fictional vindication of Richard III)" (The Feminist Companion to Literature in English).Block, pp. 109-110. CBEL III, 734. CBEL (3) IV, 934. Not in Sadleir or in Wolff, who had only two of her works—The Captives in India, A Tale; and A Widow and a Will (1834) and A Season in Harrogate (1812). [Attributes: First Edition]

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        The Scenery and Antiquities of Ireland

      London - George Virtue, 1842 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. The Scenery and Antiquities of Irelandillustratedfrom drawings by W. H. Bartlett; the literary portion of the workby J. Stirling Coyne. With an illustrated half title and numerous engraved plates throughout. Volume two only of two. William Henry Bartlett (1809 - 1854) was a British artist, best known for his numerous steel engravings. Bartlett made sepia wash drawings the exact size to be engraved. His engraved views were widely copied by artists, but no signed oil painting by his hand is known. Bartlett's primary concern was to render lively impressions of actual sights. Published byGeorge C. Virtue, Esq. (1794 - 1868), a 19th-century London publisher, well known for printing engravings. Previous owner's ink inscriptions dated 1842 and 1866 to front free endpaper. Condition: In a contemporary calf binding. Externally,sound but with some wear to extremities, backstrip lifting to head of spine and joints starting, rubbing and marks to boards. Internally, generally firmly bound although strained in places. Slight loss to front free endpaper where inscription has been removed. Bright but with foxing and tidemarks to plates, slight spotting and handling marks to pages of text. Overall: GOOD ONLY.

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        Dickinson's Embossed Cards. First Specimen Book

      Boston: Samuel N. Dickinson, 1842 - With a very interesting presentation note from a previous Philadelphia owner, Alfred Darrach, dated 1928, affixed to the front pastedown, identifying the original owner (his grandfather) as Christian Gobrecht (1785-1844), artist, engraver, embosser, inventor, engraver to the U.S. Mint, and, from 1840-1844, the 4th United States Engraver of the Mint, where he was responsible for the creation of several new models and designs, including the famous Seated Liberty design which appeared on a variety of American coins from 1836 through 1890. Gobrecht designed many notable medals, coins and dies during his career, but he also "invented a speaking doll, and later a camera lucida. He also produced engravings for calico printers, and dies for bookbinders. He engraved the brass dies for embossing the Morocco covers of the Boston Token, from 1831 - 1836, as well as the eagle cover of the Philadelphia Token. Among the medals he engraved were the Charles Willson Peale medal, the Franklin Institute medal, etc -" - DAB. A remarkable specimen album in and of itself, all the more so for having belonged to one of America's most important engravers. We cannot say for sure, but it is entirely likely that if Gobrecht himself did not design many of the dies for this embosser, he may have used the album for his own work and possibly removed the cards which are no longer present (TRADE CATALOGUE, EMBOSSING) Oblong 4to. Printed title in blue and red within an embossed gilt ornamental frame, one printed "Notice" from the publisher dated June, 1842, 49 specimens of embossed cards (many tinted, some printed), all mounted to stiff card stock; and 7 sheets of "Embossed Specimens of Printed Billets" sewn to a stiff printed card. Bound in an album of contemporary half calf and marbled paper boards with red leather label on upper cover stamped in gilt "Dickinson's Embossed Cards," calf shows much deterioration and corrosion, although the sewing is still intact, 28 specimen cards have been removed and are no longer present, some minor soiling and foxing, but generally vey clean and sound internally, custom morocco backed folding box [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Junction of the Yellow Stone River with the Missouri

      Paris, Coblenz and London 1842 - This title was printed from two different plates, one engraved by Salathé with six pronghorn antelope in the foreground and the French title starting 'Réunion.', the second by L. Weber with nine antelope in the foreground, a further seven in the mid-ground and the French title starting 'Confluent.' A rare India proof of one of the greatest landscape images to result from the Bodmer and Prince Maximilian's expedition to America's "Interior Parts." The travelers, aboard the steamer Assiniboine arrived at Fort Union, just above the junction of the Yellowstone and Missouri Rivers, on June 24, 1833, after a journey of seventy-five days up the Missouri River from St.Louis. They stayed until July 6th, when they departed upriver by keelboat for Fort McKenzie. Fort Union was the uppermost point of steamer traffic at the time of Bodmer's visit and like most fur company posts on the Missouri at this time, was situated on a low open prairie sufficiently large to accommodate the large encampments of numerous Indians during the height of the trading season. Karl Bodmer's images show great versatility and technical virtuosity and give us a uniquely accomplished and detailed picture of a previously little understood (and soon to vanish) way of life. Swiss-born Bodmer was engaged by Prince Maximilian zu Wied-Neuwied (1782-1867) specifically to provide a record of his travels in North America, principally among the Plains Indians. David Dreidoppel (Prince Maximilian's servant and hunting companion) accompanied the men on their travels in North America, which lasted from 1832 to 1834. Well-armed with information and advice, the party finally left St. Louis, on the most important stage of their travels, aboard the steamer Yellow Stone on April 10, 1833. They proceeded up the treacherous Missouri River along the line of forts established by the American Fur Company. At Bellevue they encountered their first Indians, then went on to make contact with the Sioux tribe, learning of and recording their little known ceremonial dances and powerful pride and dignity. Transferring from the Yellow Stone to another steamer, the Assiniboin, they continued to Fort Clark, visiting there the Mandan, Mintari, and Crow tribes, then the Assiniboins at Fort Union, the main base of the American Fur Company. On a necessarily much smaller vessel they journeyed through the extraordinary geological scenery of that section of the Missouri to Fort Mackenzie in Montana, establishing a cautious friendship with the fearsome Blackfeet. From this, the westernmost point reached, it was considered too dangerous to continue and the return journey downstream began. The winter brought its own difficulties and discomforts, but Bodmer was still able to execute numerous studies of the villages, dances and especially the people, who were often both intrigued and delighted by his work. The portraits are particularly notable for their capturing of individual personalities, as well as for forming a primary account of what were to become virtually lost cultures. Graff 4648; Howes M443a; Pilling 2521; Sabin 47014; Wagner-Camp 76:1. Engraving by Salathé after Bodmer, proof on india paper mounted, blindstamp. Some minor foxing, a 1" loss in the top left corner of the sheet. [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        Description of an extinct lacertian reptile, Rhynchosaurus articeps (Owen). Inscribed by Owen to Henry Witham

      Cambridge 1842 - Owen, Richard (1804-92). Description of an extinct lacertian reptile, Rhynchosaurus articeps (Owen) . . . Offprint from Transactions of the Cambridge Philosophical Society 7 (1842). [2], 355-369pp. 2 lithographed plates. Cambridge: John W. Parker. 287 x 223 mm. Original plain wrappers, spine worn, some creasing, soiling and chipping. Edges frayed, a few marginal tears in plates not affecting the images, but good to very good overall. Presentation copy, inscribed by Owen to geologist Henry Witham (1779-1844) on the title: "H. T. M. Witham, Esqr. from the Author." Witham's signature on the front wrapper.First Edition, Offprint Issue. Owen, the foremost British paleontologist and comparative anatomist of the nineteenth century, gave in this paper the first description and classification of the fossil reptile Rhynchosaurus articeps, a species of herbivorous beaked lizard that lived during the Middle Triassic Period. Owen presented this copy to Henry Witham, a founder of the Royal Geological Society and the first English person to investigate the internal structure of fossil plants. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Soft Cover]

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        Eigenh. Brief mit U. ("H Herz").

      O. O., 2. XII. 1842. - 2 1/3 SS. auf Doppelblatt. Kl.-4to. An einen Dr. Friedländer, wohl der Philologe, Bibliothekar und Archivar Gottlieb F. Friedländer (1805-1878): "Wenig nur [.] kann ich Ihnen über Leuchsenring sagen - was ich aber so einigermaßen weiß theile ich Ihnen gerne mit. Er lebte still u. war ein Erzieher oder auch nur Lehrer des verstorbenen Königs [i. e. Friedrich Wilhelm III.], er lebte als Litterat [!] u. zwar sehr unbemittelter; später versprach er sich der Tochter bemittelter Eltern, welche die Heirath aber nicht billigten, was das Mädchen sehr unglücklich machte. - Einige Jahre nachher verheirathete er sich mit der Hofdame Baronin von Bielefeld, ging mit ihr nach Paris u. gerieth [!] auch dort bald in so dürftigen [!] Umständen, daß seine zarte, gebildete, feine Frau die geringsten Magddienste selbst verrichten mußte. Der Mann brachte den größten Theil des Tages im Bette zu - seine Thätigkeit war nie bedeutend bei allem Verstand u. Wissen - was beides groß in ihm war. Er starb in Paris, in welchem Alter weiß ich nicht. Näheres können Sie bei Ihrer trefflichen Tante Lewy erfahren, die ihn mehr noch, ja viel mehr, als ich gesehen hat [.] Der andere von Ihnen genannte Namen ist mir völlig unbekannt [.]". - Franz Michael Leuchsenring (geb. 1746) - "(oder, wie er sich auch nannte: Monsieur Liserin), ein Litterat der Genieperiode des 18. Jahrh., insonderheit Typus der empfindsamen Wertherzeit" (Meyers Konversationslexikon, 4. A., Bd. X., S. 731) - war Unterhofmeister beim Erbprinzen von Darmstadt und mit Jacobi, Herder, Goethe - der sein Fastnachtsspiel vom "Pater Brey" auf ihn schrieb - und dem Merckschen Kreis in Darmstadt bekannt. Seit 1782 in Berlin lebend, war er zeitweilig als Lehrer der Philosophie für Kronprinz Friedrich Wilhelm tätig, stand mit Friedrich Nicolai, Johann Erich Biester und Moses Mendelssohn in Verbindung und besuchte die Berliner Mittwochsgesellschaft. Mit seiner Gattin Sophie lebte er zuletzt in Berlin als Jakobiner, wo er 1827 verstarb. Urs Viktor Kamber, dem Herausgeber der "Briefe von und an F. M. Leuchsenring", zufolge war er Mitglied des Illuminatenordens. - "Tante Lewy", d. i. Sarah Levy (geb. Itzig, 1761-1854), führte einen der bedeutendsten Berliner Salons ihrer Zeit.

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        Scènes De La Vie Privée Et Publique Des Animaux

      Paris: J.Hetzel Et Paulin, 1842. - 2 Volumes. large 8vo. pp. 4 p.l., 386, [6]; 2 p.l., 390, [6]. with half-titles. 201 wood-engraved plates (incl 2 additional titles), numerous head & tailpieces, initials, & vignettes by Brévière & others after designs by Grandville. contemporary half chagrin (bit rubbed, spines faded, occasional light foxing – first few leaves in each vol. more heavily affected). First Edition. "The moving force behind this book was its publisher P.-J. Hetzel, who himself contributed many chapters under the pseudonym of P.-J. Stahl Through Grandville’s animals, Hetzel and his colleagues offered a witty and telling commentary on contemporary politics and personalities. Bouchot described the result as the best satire on French manners during the middle of the century, recalling "the anger to which it gave rise, the outbursts of laughter it provoked and the lawsuits of which it ran the risk." These allusions pass largely unnoticed today, but Grandville’s animals remain as amusing as ever, thanks to the wit and verve of his compositions. The types and situations he depicts are indeed "of every period and every country." "The final plate shows the artist at the zoo of the Jardin des Plantes. He is sketching the visiting creatures who in turn are peering at cages containing Hetzel, Balzac, Jules Janin, and other authors of the Scènes de la vie privée et publique des animaux. It should be noted that the engravings for this book are by Brévière, the one craftsman whose renderings of his work Grandville refused to criticize." (Ray) Carteret III 553. Ray, The Art Of The French Illustrated Book 1700 to 1914, 194 (citing incorrect number of plates). [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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