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        [Péhriska-Rúhpa. A Minatarre or big-bellied Indian

      Paris, Coblenz and London, 1842. A very rare proof before letters. There are two distinct states of this image: one with three small figures in the mid-ground to the right of the main figure, and a second where these figures have been removed A powerful portrait of Péhriska-Rúhpa ('Two Ravens') presents the warrior and chief of the Hidatsa as a figure of great dignity. He adopts an attitude that would have been familiar to all men of power and rank, his worth displayed symbolically in his clothing and adornment. His shirt is trimmed with bands of bright yellow quillwork, elaborately fringed with ermine, locks of human hair and dyed horsehair. He wears a striped woolen breechclout and quilled leggings of deer skin. Around his neck is a necklace of bear claws, fastened to an otter-skin band and spaced with blue and white beads. Symbols of great wealth, these necklaces were made from the foreclaws of grizzly bears, preferably from animals taken in the spring when the claws were large comparatively unworn and showing white tips. A decorated buffalo robe over one shoulder and arm, Péhriska-Rúhpa holds his decorated pipe in the crook of his other arm. This is one of Bodmer's masterpieces of portraiture, and was carried out during the travellers' winter stop-over at Fort Clark in 1833-1834 Karl Bodmer's images show great versatility and technical virtuosity and give us a uniquely accomplished and detailed picture of a previously little understood (and soon to vanish) way of life. Swiss-born Bodmer was engaged by Prince Maximilian zu Wied-Neuwied (1782-1867) specifically to provide a record of his travels in North America, principally among the Plains Indians. In the company of David Dreidoppel (Prince Maximilian's servant and hunting companion), their travels in North America were to last from 1832 to 1834. Well-armed with information and advice, the party finally left St.Louis, on the most important stage of their travels, aboard the steamer Yellow Stone on April 10 1833. They proceeded up the treacherous Missouri River along the line of forts established by the American Fur Company. At Bellevue they encountered their first Indians, then went on to make contact with the Sioux tribe, learning of and recording their little known ceremonial dances and powerful pride and dignity. Transferring from the Yellow Stone to another steamer, the Assiniboin, they continued to Fort Clark, visiting there the Mandan, Mintari and Crow tribes, then the Assiniboins at Fort Union, the main base of the American Fur Company. On a necessarily much smaller vessel they journeyed through the extraordinary geological scenery of that section of the Missouri to Fort Mackenzie in Montana, establishing a cautious friendship with the fearsome Blackfeet. From this, the westernmost point reached, it was considered too dangerous to continue and the return journey downstream began. The winter brought its own difficulties and discomforts, but Bodmer was still able to execute numerous studies of villages, dances and especially the people, who were often both intrigued and delighted by his work. The portraits are particularly notable for their capturing of individual personalities, as well as forming a primary account of what were to become virtually lost cultures. Graff 4648; Howes M443a; Pilling 2521; Sabin 47014; Wagner-Camp 76:1. Aquatint engraving by Paul Legrand after Bodmer, proof before all letters, state with three figures in the background. Some light spotting.

      [Bookseller: Donald Heald Rare Books]
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        Naturgetreue Abbildungen der vorzüglichsten essbaren, giftigen und verdächtigen Pilze, mit besonderer Rücksicht auf die verschiedenen Altersstufen von der ersten Entwickelung bis zum ausgebildeten Wachsthume.

      - Dresden, Adler & Dietze, 1842-45. 4to (304 x 230mm). pp. x, (2, register), 136, with 1 plain and 80 handcoloured lithographed plates. Contemporary green half morocco, spine in 6 compartments with gilt lettering. A very fine copy of one of the rarest German books on fungi. The last copy we sold was in 1958. Carl August Friedrich Harzer was a German naturalist and artist at Dresden, initiator and co-founder of the Dresden society 'Iris'. According to Stafleu and Cowan this is the second issue imprint. In the preface by Ludwig Reichenbach the following is written: "Mit viel Vergnügen habe ich die herrlichen Abbildungen des Herrn A. Harzer gesehen und habe mich überzeugt, dass derselbe auch dem Studium der Pilze, die ausgezeichnete Sorgfalt zugewendet hat, welche wir schon seit langer Zeit an seinen entomologschen Darstellungen bewundern. Aus diesen Abbildungen sieht man, was das bedeutet, wenn sich das Talent der Beobachtung, des Zeichnen, und Lithographirens in einer Person vereinigt". The excellent plates are drawn and lithographed by the author.Stafleu & Cowan 2454; Nissen 811. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        A Complete View of the Dress and Habits of the People of England from the Establishment of the Saxons in Britain to the Present Time: Illustrated by Engravings Taken from the Most Authentic Remains of Antiquity, To which is Prefixed an Introduction, Containing a General Description of the Ancient Habits in Use Among Mankind, From the Earliest Period of Time to the Conclusion of the Seventh Century. (Two Volumes)

      London: Henry G. Bohn, 1842. Full Morocco. Near Fine.

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        Oliver Twist / by Charles Dickens (Boz)

      Philadelphia : Lea and Blanchard 1842 - Description: 212 p. : ill. ; 23 cm. Subjects: Orphans -- Criminals -- Kidnapping victims -- London (England) --Fiction. Very good copy in the original gilt-blocked cloth. Professionally recased with the original spine laid back; very impressively finished. Minor, scattered marginal foxing. Remains particularly well-preserved overall; tight, bright, clean and strong. 1 Kg. 212 pp. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Eigenh. Bestätigung mit U.

      Weinsberg, [1842]. - 1 S. Qu.-schmal-8vo. "Unterzeichneter bezeugt: daß Herr Hermann Rollet[t] zu Wien ihm mit seiner Zustimmung die Sammlung seiner Gedichte zu widmen die Güte hat [.]". - Bei Rolletts Buch wird es sich um dessen "Liederkränze" a. d. J. 1842 gehandelt haben, Rolletts erste selbständige Veröffentlichung. - Etwas gebräunt und mit kleinen Randeinrissen; die zeitgen. Datierung "1836" dürfte einem Irrtum entsprungen sein.

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      J.-P. Migne 1842 - RO40177987: 9 volumes (13 tomes). Texte en latin et en grec sur 2 colonnes, chacune étant paginée. Papiers et étiquettes annotées collés sur les dos. Manques, parfois importants, sur les plats. Couvertures et cahiers se détachant. Seu Bibliotheca Universalis, Integra, Uniformis, Commoda, Oeconomica, Omnium SS. Patrum, Doctorum Scriptorumque Ecclesiasticorum. Qui ab Aevo Apostolico ad Usque Innocentii III Pro Latinis, et ad Photii Tempora Pro Graecis Floruerunt. Accurante J.-P. Migne. In-4 Broché. Etat d'usage. Plats abîmés. Dos abîmé. Intérieur acceptable Classification Dewey : 480-Langues helléniques. Grec [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        NUEVO ARTE DE COCINA, sacado de la escuela de la experiencia económica. Añadido en esta impresión el arte de trinchar y otras mejoras

      Librería de D. Ignacio Boix, Barcelona 1842 - 8º estrecho, 201 p. Pasta española de época, tejuelo, cortes tintados. Papel de hilo. - Magnífico ejemplar. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        A Critical Inquiry into Antient Armour, as it existed in Europe, particularly in Great Britain, from the Norman Conquest to the Reign of King Charles II

      Henry G. Bohn, London 1842 - Second edition, corrected and enlarged. Three volumes. Folios. Hand-colored lithographic frontispiece plate, 70 hand-colored aquatint plates, 10 uncolored etched plates, and numerous illuminated hand-colored initials. A handsome complete set of Meyrick's important study of arms and armour with beautifully executed hand-colored plates. Ex-library copy rebound in dark red half morocco with spine letters, bookplate, pocket, perforated stamp on the title pages and small ink stamp on the blank versos of most plates. Rubbing to the joints and corners, light soiling to the endleaves, a very good set. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        English Botany, or, Coloured Figures of British Plants, with their Essential Characters, Synonyms, and Places of Growth. 12 volume set

      J E Sowerby and Judith Sowerby, London 1842 - 1428pp + plates. 2580 hand coloured plates. Volumes published between 1842 and 1854. Volumes I -VII, [3rd Edition] published by J E Sowerby and Volumes VIII - XII [2nd Edition] published by Judith Sowerby. G+ : in Good condition plus. Library binding. Ex.-lib with minimal marking. Some columnar pencil ticks to text. One plate loose in Vol XII otherwise contents firm. Some foxing to some of the plates in three of the volumes but overall plates bright and VG Third Edition [Vols I - 7] and Second Edition [Vols 8-12] [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        NOUVEAU DICTIONNAIRE DE LA CONVERSATION. Ou Répertoire universel de toutes les connaissances nécessaires, utiles au agréables dans la vie sociale, et relativesaux sciences, aux lettres, aux arts, a l'histoire, a la géographie, etc.avec la biographie des principaux personnages morts et vivants, de tous les pays, sur le plan du conversation's lexicon. Bruxelles, Librairie Historique Artistique, 1842-1845.

      - "Enrichi d'un grand nombre d'articles sur la Belgique et la Hollande, qui ne se trouvent dans aucun autre ouvrage de ce genre". Opera in 25 volumi, manca purtroppo in n°23. Cm.23,4x15. Pg.14000 circa. Legature coeve in mz.pelle con titoli in oro e fregi ai dorsi a quattro nervature. Piatti e fogli di guardia marmorizzati. Con 200 incisioni fuori testo (mancanti ovviamente quelle del 23° volume).

      [Bookseller: studio bibliografico pera s.a.s.]
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        Les aventures du chevalier de Faublas.

      J. Mallet |& Cie 1842 - - J. Mallet & Cie, Paris 1842, 2 tomes en 2 Vol. in-8 (16x24cm), relié. - Edition illustrée en premier tirage de 300 vignettes sur bois in-texte par Nanteuil, Baron, Français. Texte dans un encadrement. Reliure en demi chagrin bleu nuit d'époque à coins. Dos lisse orné de fers en long romantiques. Fers et filets sur les plats et les coins. Très beau papier marbré. Gardes de moire verte. Maigres traces d'éclaircissement, sans conséquence. Quelques rousseurs éparses, mais sur un papier blanc (malgré quelques cahiers brunis dans le premier volume). Très bel exemplaire, solidement relié. Belle édition aux vignettes romantiques qui prend place parmi les autres éditions de classiques réalisées par le tandem d'illustrateurs Baron et Nanteuil, lesquels ont participé au renouvelement de l'art de la vignette sur bois ; ces derniers avaient déjà donné Télémaque de Fénelon, Roland furieux. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Beschreibung der Erde, nach ihrer natürlichen Beschaffenheit, ihren Erzeugnissen, Bewohnern und deren Wirkungen und Verhältnissen, wie sie jetzt sind. Ein Hand- und Lesebuch für jeden Stand. Mit erklärenden Beilagen und Karten, 3 Bände (in 6 Bänden) + Registerband, 1832 – 1842.

      Stuttgart, Schweizerbart’sche Verlagshandlung, 1832 – 1842. - Umfassendes geographisches Standardwerk des württembergischen Theologen Ludwig Friedrich Wilhelm Hoffmann (1806 – 1873), der unter anderem als Oberhofprediger in Berlin und Generalsuperintendent der Kurmark wirkte. Als vollständiges Werk äußerst selten (zumeist nur Einzelbände verfügbar). Im Gesamtumfang von nahezu 6.000 Seiten. Gliederung des Werkes: Bd. 1: Allgemeine Einleitung. Alte Welt I (Asien). Mit Bandregister. XII, 1.015, 16 S. Mit ausfaltbaren Uebersichtstabellen der bekanntesten Rechnungs-, Geld- und Silbermünzen auf der Erde sowie ausfaltbarer Karte mit Erdfiguren im Anhang. Bd. 2. Erster Theil: Afrika, Europa, Spanien, Portugal, Italien. 952 S. Bd. 2. Zweiter Theil: Frankreich, Schweiz, Deutschland, Holland, Belgien. S. 953 - 2.053. Bd. 2. Dritter Theil: Großbritannien & Irland, Dänemark, Schweden & Norwegen, Rußland & Polen. S. 2.054 – 2.900. Bd. 2. Vierter Theil: Ungarn, Türkei, Griechenland. S. 2.901 – 3.739, 2 Bl. Bd. 3: Neue Welt. Amerika, Australien, Polynesien. 830 S. Mit drei teils ausfaltbaren Karten im Anhang. Register. 16, 106, 44 S. de 15000 Der Leinenband etwas berieben, gleichwohl in gutem, unversehrtem Zustand. St. a T. Seiten größerenteils fleckenfrei, partiell leicht fleckig bzw. gebräunt. Die Halblederbände in ungewöhnlich guter Erhaltung. Lederrücken frisch und nicht berieben, Ecken kaum bestoßen, Deckelbezüge ebenfalls gut, allenfalls mit kleineren Bereibungen. Seiten durchweg frisch und überwiegend fleckenfrei (allenfalls wenige Seiten leicht gebräunt). Sehr schönes Exemplar dieses umfangreichen Werkes der Welt- und Länderkunde. In diesem Erhaltungszustand sicherlich einzigartig. Weitere Fotos auf der Homepage des Antiquariats (Rubrik: Geographie / Länderkunde). Vollständiges Werk in drei Bänden (gebunden in sieben Bänden) sowie der Registerband. Bände 2 (4 Teilbände) und 3 sowie Register: Braune Original-Halblederbände mit goldgeprägten Rückentiteln auf rotem und grünem Rückenschild. Buchdeckel in bräunlicher Marmorierung und mit Lederecken. Dreiseitiger Grünschnitt. Bd. 1: Grüner Original-Ganzleinenband mit goldgeprägtem Rückentitel sowie floralen Goldprägungen.

      [Bookseller: Das Konversations-Lexikon]
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        The Oracle of Reason, Or, Philosophy Vindicated [And Trials]

      1842 - Two Notable British Trials for Blasphemy, And Their Context [Trials]. [Freedom of the Press]. The Oracle of Reason: Or, Philosophy Vindicated. Volume 1. London: Thomas Paterson, 1842. Numbers 1-52 (with Supplements to Numbers 6 and 52). Complete. Text in parallel columns. [Bound with] Holyoake, George Jacob [1817-1906], Defendant. The Trial of George Jacob Holyoake, On an Indictment for Blasphemy, Before Mr. Justice Erskine, And a Common Jury, At Gloucester, August the 15th, 1842. From Notes Specially Taken by Mr. Hunt; The Authorities Cited in the Defence Being Quoted at Full Length. London: Printed for "The Anti-Persecution Union," by Thomas Paterson, [1]842. 68 pp. [And] Southwell, Charles, Defendant. Carpenter, William, Reporter. The Trial of Charles Southwell, (Editor of "The Oracle of Reason"), For Blasphemy. Before Sir Charles Wetherall, Recorder of the City of Bristol, January the 14th, 1842. Specially Reported. London: Hetherington, 1842. iv, 104 pp. Octavo (8-1/2" x 5-1/2"). Stab-stitched pamphlets bound into contemporary cloth, gilt title to spine. Some rubbing to extremities with wear to corners and spine ends, faint inkstains and dampstaining to boards. Moderate toning to text, occasional foxing, internally clean. Unique. * After breaking away from Robert Owen's socialist movement, Southwell opened a free-thought bookshop in Bristol with William Chilton and John Field in 1841. Holyoake joined him the following year. Southwell and Holyoake went on to establish the Oracle of Reason, a periodical devoted to atheism. After a year the authorities had enough of their publication, and the two editors were tried for blasphemy. Both were acquitted and their trials stand as landmarks in the history of free speech. In 1851 Holyoake would be the defendant in the last blasphemy trial in Great Britain. Our volume is notable because it combines a complete run of the first year of the Oracle with the two trials it provoked. (Publication of the Oracle ceased at the end of 1843). Both trial accounts are scarce, individual issues and a complete runs of Volume 1, are rare. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        The Life of Jesus, or a Critical Examination of His History. 4 vols bound as 2.

      Henry Hetherington. Joseph Taylor, London and Birmingham - 4 vols bound as 2. Portrait frontis of author to Vol 1. Modern half-morocco gilt with raised bands and marbled boards. Marbled edges. There is an anonymous translator's address. I cannot find any record of who the translator was; various scholars have endeavoured to idenify him/her without success. This is the true first English edition published between 1842 and 1844 translated from the third German edition. It is exceptionally scarce and one of the most important books of the 19th Century; a milestone in the growth of sceptical thought which has continued to this day. The Chapman Bros., 1846 edition (translated by George Eliot) is often incorrectly claimed as the first English edition. There are a couple of small library stamps in the beginning of each book. Two attractive volumes.

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      Paris: Goupel & Vibert, 1842.. [10],26pp. plus thirty-two tinted lithograph plates on twenty-five sheets. Plates mounted on cloth stubs, guards throughout. The preliminary leaves are as follows, in order: engraved title, tinted lithographic pictorial title, lithographic dedication to Louis Philippe, lithographic facsimile of letter from Borget to Louis Philippe, contents leaf. Large folio. Contemporary three-quarter brown morocco and cloth, gilt, expertly rebacked with original spine laid down. Edges rubbed. Very good. An important and early record of the landscape and people of Hong Kong, Macao, and Canton. Borget, who was a pupil of Jean-Antoine Gudin and a close friend of Honoré de Balzac, journeyed around the world in 1836, travelling through South America and Hawaii before reaching the China coast in August 1838. In the fall of 1838, fellow artist William Prinsep went sketching with Borget in Macao, remarking that he found the Frenchman's portfolio "rich with scenes from South America, Sandwich Islands and China, and he was a pleasant fellow into the bargain." He continued his circumnavigation in July 1839 with a visit to Manila, and then sailed for India via Singapore and the Straits of Malacca, eventually returning to Paris in the summer of 1840. "The feeling of superiority to the Chinese, so characteristic of accounts from the 1840s, is absent here. The artist observes with a fresh eye" -Lust. The plates include five specific Hong-Kong views, and the others relate to Macao and Canton and the Pearl River. "In 1842, [Borget's] collection LA CHINE ET LES CHINOIS was published, and is regarded by many as the finest European pictorial record of China" -Howgego. An English version (SKETCHES OF CHINA AND THE CHINESE [Abbey Travel II, 540]) was published in the same year. LUST 211. BRUNET I, 1113. CORDIER I, 79. HOWGEGO II, B46.

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        Historia fisica, politica y natural de la Isla de Cuba. Moluscos.

      - Paris, Arthus Bertrand, [1842-] 1845. Folio (39.2 x 26.0 cm), 216 pp., 20 (of 29) finely hand-coloured plates. Contemporary reddish-brown calf over grained red boards, spine with gilt linings and gilt lettering.* Part V. of the famous work by Ramón de la Sagra on the physical, natural, and political history of Cuba. This is a very rare publication on Cuban shells (land, fresh water, and marine) with many new species finely drawn by Prêtre, and hand-coloured. There also exists a slightly later French text edition in 8vo format. Both are very rare. There are no auction records for these two parts in the last 20 years. Apparently, this copy was bound before the work was completed. The title, half-title and text after p. 216 (the description of Oliva scripta) is wanting, and so are plates 9-12, and 23-28. It is quite possible that this indicates a gap in the production, the rest being published (much) later. The missing plates however, can be provided in very good scanned reproductions. Scattered, mostly light, sometimes moderate spotting, on the plates, mostly marginal. Even in an incomplete state a great rarity and very useful for identifying Cuban and Caribbean molluscs. Cat. BM(NH), p. 1781; Nissen ZBI, 3547; Sabin, 242. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Van Diemens Land. Folding map on linen.

      Arrowsmith,, London: 1842 - Map published London 15th Feb. 1842. Lithographed map on thick paper, linen backed, original dissected folds, fine outline color, 26 1/4 x 21 3/4". In an olive cloth covered slip case, 5 1/4 x 8 3/4" folded, with Arrowsmith labels on the front panel and spine, with the previous owner's name on front label. Slipcase slt rubbed at edges and spine; spine label worn but still legible. The map has a Julius L. Brenchley, M.A. bookplate. Brenchley was a gentleman explorer especially active in the South Seas. Map published for the Van Diemens Land Company, with a table at the top listing grants of land to the company, with a total of 350,000 acres. The nine counties are highlighted in yellow, blue or red, and include: Launceston, Norfolk Plains, Campbell Town, Clyde, Oatlands, Oyster Bay, New Norfolk, Richmond, and Hobart Town. The west coast is unexplored. There is an engraved number 37 at the top of the map to the right, inside the sharp impression mark. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Mouth of the Fox River (Indiana)]

      [Paris, Coblenz and London 1842 - A highly evocative view of the confluence of the Fox and Wabash Rivers: the almost pre-Columbian scene is shown at sunset, the final red light of the sun adding an ochre wash to the entire scene. Cattle drink from their watering-place on the opposite bank, a flock of Carolina Parrakeets settles down noisily at the roost for the night, beneath a Bald Eagle perches watchfully: all this is allied with the untamed nature of the landscape and gives us a view of America as it was before the arrival of the white man. Prince Maximilian's health had suffered on the journey out to New Harmony, and during November and December 1832, whilst he recovered, Bodmer and Dreidoppel made many excursions along the rivers in search of zoological specimens. On 6 December 1832 Maximilian was sufficiently recovered to accompany them and as he recorded in his journal `Mr. Bodmer made a drawing from an interesting landscape, the estuary of the Fox River into the Wabash', he goes on, the water was `clear and dark green' and the surrounding forest of `colossal Plantanus trees were shining white in the densely tangled thicket'. Karl Bodmer's images show great versatility and technical virtuosity and give us a uniquely accomplished and detailed picture of a previously little understood (and soon to vanish) way of life. Swiss-born Bodmer was engaged by Prince Maximilian zu Wied-Neuwied (1782-1867) specifically to provide a record of his travels in North America, principally among the Plains Indians. In the company of David Dreidoppel (Prince Maximilian's servant and hunting companion), their travels in North America were to last from 1832 to 1834. They arrived in Boston in July 1832, traveled on to Philadelphia, where they stayed with Napoleon Bonaparte's elder brother Joseph. From here they headed west across Pennsylvania across the Alleghenies to Pittsburgh and the Ohio country, visiting all the important German settlements en route. Their most important stop on their route west was at the utopian colony of New Harmony in Indiana. The Prince spent five months there in the company of some of the country's leading scientific men, and studying all the relevant literature on backcountry America. On 24 March 1833 the party reached St. Louis, Missouri, and the start of the journey into Indian country. Graff 4648; Howes M443a; Pilling 2521; Sabin 47014; Wagner-Camp 76:1. Aquatint engraving by Himely after Bodmer, blindstamp. [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        Flußlandschaft mit Wehr.

      . Aquarell, über Bleistift, auf festem strukturiertem Papier. 24,1:36,9 cm. Verso: Haus hinter Bäumen, Bleistift. In den Ecken Nagellöchlein. Provenienz: Sammlung Blucke, Dresden, nicht bei Lugt. Sehr frischer und dynamischer, im Kolorit geradezu modern anmutender Landschaftsausschnitt, der die Orientierung an progressiven Stilmerkmalen der Zeit verrät.. Die Landschafts- und Architekturmalerin, Lithographin und Holzschneiderin verbrachte ihre Jugend in Petersburg. Sie war Schülerin von P. Graeb (1842-1892) in Berlin. Obwohl ihr bereits 1881 anläßlich einer Ausstellung des Vereins der Künstlerinnen in Berlin ein Preis verliehen wurde, studierte sie wohl erst danach in Dresden bei P. Baum (1859-1932). Anschließend blieb sie in Berlin ansässig. Studienreisen unternahm sie an die Nord- und Ostsee, nach Holland, Österreich, in die Schweiz, Dänemark und nach Oberitalien. Weitere Ausstellungsteilnahmen folgten in Berlin, Hannover, Hamburg und Bremen. Die Staatliche Gemäldesammlung in Kassel besitzt einige Werke der Künstlerin.

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        The Civil Costume of England from the Conquest to the Present Time

      Henry G. Bohn, London 1842 - 4to - over 9¾. Book. 61 handcolored plates, each measuring 12 by 9 inches. Book is tight, plates clean. Offsetting not affecting plates themselves. Contemporary publishers decorated cloth with coat of arms. Slight fading to spine lettering. Small prior owner's stamp on FP. Minor ding to front board, rear board, of no consequence overall. Otherwise, fine. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Eigenh. Brief mit U.

      [Wien], 16. III. [1842]. - 3½ SS. auf Doppelblatt. 4to. Mit eh. Adresse (Faltbrief). Launiger Brief an den Sänger Ludwig Cramolini (1804-1884) in Darmstadt: "Einen Jux will er sich machen! Neues Stück von Mons. Nestroy heute Freitag zum 2ten Mahl mit immensem Beifall wiederhohlt. | Also bis Darmstadt seid Ihr gekommen? nit übel! Die Tage von dem Einem, der Kompagnion vom andern; die Frau vom gar Anderen bestürmen mich mit Fragen und Briefen um Auskunft über die Westpolexpedition [.]". Erwähnt Goethe, Eduard Duller und Felsing und beschwert sich darüber, daß er keine Briefe erhalten habe. Sodann zwei Notenzeilen auf den Text "Drei Geister lassen mir keine Ruh sie trinken mein eigenes Blut mir zu" aus dem "Lied eines Wahnsinnigen" von Joseph Christian von Zedlitz. "[.] Verkaufts den Wagen; die Rollen auf die Fußparthie sind leicht; nur der Zwirn! Der Zwirn! Ja, und was ists denn mit die Kaffeetassen? [.] Ich grüße Dich herzlich! wir und das ganze Publikum denken oft an Dich; bey der letzten Oper: Die Königin von Einem Tag hat man Dich schwer vermißt [.]". - Sebastian Binder war Chorsänger am Theater an der Wien und am Theater am Kärntnertor, bevor am Prager Operntheater seine Laufbahn als Solotenor begann. Seine glänzende Karriere führte ihn u. a. an die Hoftheater in Dresden und München; seit 1840 sang er an der Wiener Hofoper. - Etwas angestaubt, gebräunt und knittrig sowie mit kleinen Randläsuren.

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      Montreal: Printed by John C. Becket, []. 1842 - Broadside, 22 1/2 x 17 3/4 inches. Printed in six columns. Small tears and creasing at all margins, affecting a few words of text; significant loss at upper corners, not affecting text. Good. A Canadian broadside advertising lands available in the Eastern Townships, printed at the beginning of the region's transformation into a French-speaking area. In the early 1800s the Eastern Townships were an almost exclusively Anglophone region of Quebec. The American Revolution precipitated the flight of over 40,000 Loyalists to Canada in the 1780s, including a small handful to the largely unsettled region of Quebec between the St. Lawrence River and the U.S. border, known as the Eastern Townships. The Loyalists cleared much of the rich land for farming, which attracted a large number of immigrants from New England in the first decades of the 19th century. In the 1840s a rapid shift occurred in the region as French- speaking Quebecois from poorer areas began pouring in and the English speakers began emigrating to the U.S. and other parts of Canada. Francophones became a majority in the 1870s and today constitute over 85% of the population. The present broadside, printed in English, lists hundreds of lots for sale by the British American Land Company and includes over a column's worth of detailed descriptions of lands open for purchase. The following towns and areas are represented: Ascot, Auckland, Brompton, Compton, Clifton, Clinton, Ditton, Dudswell, Eaton, Hereford, Melbourne, Newport, Orford, Shipton, Stoke, Weedon, Westbury, and Windsor, in the County of Sherbrooke; Barford, Barnston, Bolton, Hatley, Potton, and Stanstead, in the County of Stanstead; Brome, Ely, Farnham, Granby, Milton, Roxton, Shefford, and Stukeley, in the County of Shefford; Acton, Aston, Chester, Durhan, Grantham, Ham, Kingsley, Simpson, Tingwock, Warwick, Wendover, and Wickham, in the County of Drummond; Sutton, in the County of Missisquoi; Hemmingford, in the County of Beauharnois; and improved farms in the district of St. Francis Territory, Port St. Francis, and the town of Sherbrooke. Not listed on OCLC and apparently unrecorded. Very rare.

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        Convent of St. Catherine with Mount Horeb. Feb 19th 1839.

      London. 1842-9 - Size: 605 x 425 mm. Very good condition. Unobtrusive blind stamp. Original tinted lithograph. Additional hand colouring. Roberts was the first independent, professional British artist to travel so extensively in the Near East. His tour in 1838-9 produced 272 sketches, a panorama of Cairo and three full sketchbooks, enough material to "serve me for the rest of my life" (Roberts, eastern journal, 28 Jan 1839). Over the next decade he made "a series of intire new drawings" for the large coloured lithographs executed by Louis Haghe for The Holy Land, Syria, Idumea, Arabia, Egypt & Nubia, which was originally published by subscription, 1842-9. No publication before this had presented so comprehensive a series of views of the monuments, landscape, and people of the Near East. "Robert's Holy Land was one of the most important and elaborate ventures of nineteenth-century publishing, and it was the apotheosis of the tinted lithograph" (Abbey, Travel). These lithographs were originally published in twenty parts, most parts containing six plates, the price for each part with coloured plates (the most expensive state) being 3 guineas. The Holy Land, Syria., from Drawings made on the Spot. London: F.G. Moon, Abbey, Travel, 272; Gay 2216; Ibrahim-Hilmy, II, p.176; Lipperheide 1591; Tooley (1954) 402.

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        Manuel du Tourneur, Ouvrage dans lequel on enseigne aux amateurs la manière d'exécuter sur le tour pointes, a lunettes, en l'air, a guillocher, carré a portraits, a graver le verre et avec les machines excentriques, ovales, epicycloïde, etc. Tout ce que l'art peut produire d'utile et d'agréable; Précédé de notions élémentaires sur la connaissance des bois, la menuiserie, la forge, la trempe la fonte des métaux et autres arts qui se lient avec celui du tour:

      Roret,, Paris, 1842 - Nouvelle édition. 3 Bde. Paris, Roret, 1842. 4°. XXXII, 509(1) S.; XI(1), 542, 8 S. Mit 1 gest. Titel (Atlasband), 97 Kupfertafeln (dv. 8 kol., 41 doppelblattgross u. 10 gef.) Halblederbände der Zeit mit Rückenvergoldung (berieben und bestossen). Vgl. Brunet I, 785 u. Grässe I, 340 (für die zweite Ausgabe). - Titelauflage der zweiten Ausgabe. Erschien erstmals 1792-1796 in Paris. Die farbigen Tafeln mit Holzmuster, die übrigen Tafeln mit Holzverarbeitungsgeräten, Maschinen und Holzarbeiten. Am Schluss mit einer zusätzlichen nicht nummerierten Tafel. Der gestochene Titel des Atlasbandes zur zweiten Ausgabe. - Die Seiten unbeschnitten. Einige Tafeln und die Seitenränder stärker gebräunt. Ansonsten nur wenig stockfleckig. Halblederbände der Zeit mit Rückenvergoldung [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Kniestück nach viertellinks der geborenen Prinzessin von Bayern, im schulterfreien Kleid mit Perlenschmuck und Korkenzieherlocken sitzend in einem Fauteuil, links Ausblick in weite Landschaft.

      . Lithographie auf China von Fr. Hanfstaengl nach J. Stieler bei Hanfstaengl, Dresden, dat. 1842, 42 x 33 cm.. Die Tochter des Königs Max. I. von Bayern heiratete 1833 König Friedrich August II. von Sachsen.

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        Mató-Tópe. Adorned with the insignia of his warlike deeds

      [Paris, Coblenz and London, 1842. A very rare experimental proof, with three colours used to ink different areas of a single printing plate. The same printing method was used by Redouté to such spectacular effect on his botanical prints Mató-Tópe (`Four Bears') was the second chief of the Mandans, and a popular leader amongst his people, respected for his prowess in battle. This carefully-worked portrait was carried out by Bodmer during the travellers' winter stop-over at Fort Clark in 1833-1834, Mató-Tópe was keen on having his portrait painted and also on painting and, as a frequent visitor, he closely observed both Bodmer and Prince Maximilian at work. Here Mató-Tópe presents a living record of his bravery in battle. In his hair he wears a wooden knife to represent the weapon he wrestled from a Cheyenne, the six coloured wooden sticks represent gunshot wounds he has received, the split turkey feather stands for an arrow injury and the others feathers probably represent other coup. His membership of the prestigious Dog Society is signaled by the cluster of painted owl plumage at the back of his head, the barred stripes on his arm represent more coup and the hand on his chest indicates that he has taken prisoners. Karl Bodmer's images show great versatility and technical virtuosity and give us a uniquely accomplished and detailed picture of a previously little understood (and soon to vanish) way of life. Swiss-born Bodmer was engaged by Prince Maximilian zu Wied-Neuwied (1782-1867) specifically to provide a record of his travels in North America, principally among the Plains Indians. In the company of David Dreidoppel (Prince Maximilian's servant and hunting companion), their travels in North America were to last from 1832 to 1834. Well-armed with information and advice, the party finally left St.Louis, on the most important stage of their travels, aboard the steamer Yellow Stone on April 10 1833. They proceeded up the treacherous Missouri River along the line of forts established by the American Fur Company. At Bellevue they encountered their first Indians, then went on to make contact with the Sioux tribe, learning of and recording their little known ceremonial dances and powerful pride and dignity. Transferring from the Yellow Stone to another steamer, the Assiniboin, they continued to Fort Clark, visiting there the Mandan, Mintari and Crow tribes, then the Assiniboins at Fort Union, the main base of the American Fur Company. On a necessarily much smaller vessel they journeyed through the extraordinary geological scenery of that section of the Missouri to Fort Mackenzie in Montana, establishing a cautious friendship with the fearsome Blackfeet. From this, the westernmost point reached, it was considered too dangerous to continue and the return journey downstream began. The winter brought its own difficulties and discomforts, but Bodmer was still able to execute numerous studies of villages, dances and especially the people, who were often both intrigued and delighted by his work. The portraits are particularly notable for their capturing of individual personalities, as well as forming a primary account of what were to become virtually lost cultures. Graff 4648; Howes M443a; Pilling 2521; Sabin 47014; Wagner-Camp 76:1. Aquatint engraved by Hürlimann after Bodmer, proof printed in black, brown and blue/green 'à la poupée' with the lettering uninked.

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        Orchideae siculae sive enumeratio Orchidearum in Sicilia hucusque detectarum

      ex Empedoclea Officina,, Panormi, 1842 - Cm. 20,5, pp. 135 (1). Con due tavole fuori testo incise in rame. Solida legatura d'inizio '900 in piena pergamena con titoli e filetti in oro al dorso. Esemplare in ottimo stato di conservazione. Rara edizione originale ed unica di questa compilazione botanica che enumera tutte le specie di orchidee presenti in Sicilia. Agostino Todaro, nonostante la formazione giuridica, dedicò l'intera vita alla passione per la botanica tanto da conquistare la cattedra in tale materia all'università di Palermo e la direzione dell'orto botanico della stessa città. Non in Pritzel; Mira I, 414; solo tre copie censite in Iccu. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Master Humphrey's Clock / by Charles Dickens (Boz. ) ; with over One Hundred Illustrations by George Cattermole, Hablot Browne, and J. Sibson

      Philadelphia : Lea and Blanchard 1842 - Physical desc. : 362 p. [7] leaves of plates : ill. ; 23 cm. Spine title: Curiosity shop. Transcription of added t. P. : The old curiosity shop. Originally started as a periodical ; contains the serial story of The old curiosity shop: p.33-359. Subject: Dickens, Charles, 1812-1870 -- Curiosity shop --Periodicals Very good copy in the original gilt-blocked cloth. Professionally recased with the original spine laid back; very impressively finished. Remains particularly well-preserved overall; tight, bright, clean and strong 1 Kg. 362 pp. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        The Encyclopaedia Britannica,

      Edinburgh: Adam and Charles Black, , 1842. or Dictionary of Arts, Sciences, and General Literature. With Preliminary Dissertations on the History of the Sciences and Other Extensive Improvements and Additions; Including the Late Supplement, a General Index, and Numerous Engravings. 21 volumes, quarto (271 x 212 mm). Contemporary light brown half calf, light red-brown horizontal rib cloth, raised bands to spine, titles and double ruling to compartments gilt, marbled edges, dark grey endpaper. Numerous engraved plates by George Aikman. Spines gently sunned and rubbed with small dark marks to a few volumes, boards slightly soiled, mild foxing throughout, occasional offsetting to text block. Very minor worming damage to lower corner of Volume XII rear board. Otherwise an excellent set with gilding still bright. A complete set of the seventh edition, the first edition of the encyclopedia to incorporate an index, all in an attractive contemporary binding. With loosely inserted postcards in Volume IX (pp. 78, 340, 432, and 458), and two loosely inserted notes in Volumes XI and XXI (pp. 12 and 58 respectively).

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        Diary and Letter of Madame D'Arblay, author of Evelina.

      Henry Colburn, London 1842 - Seven Volumes. Attractively bound by Bumpus in half straight grain red morocco with marbled boards, gilt ruled covers and banding and matching endsheets. T.E.G. A very attractive set indeed with little or no wear, near fine. [Attributes: First Edition]

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        Diary and letters of Madame D'Arblay

      London : H. Colburn 1842 - 7 volumes. 8vo. Near fine. Frontispiece in each volume; facsimile letters. Clean, unmarked pages. Top edges gilt. 3/4 bound in blue Moroccan leather. Gilt along edges on front and back covers. Spine gilt in 6 compartments, with gilt title and volume number, and gilt flourishes. Name plate of Joseph Harriman pasted to inner front cover of each volume. A beautiful set, suitable for a gift. Please see our pictures of this lovely set.Francis D'Arblay, formerly Burney, was an English novelist, playwright and diarist whose career began in the late 18th Century. Now believed to have had dyslexia, she fell behind in her education as a young girl, but her ambitious personality enabled her to educate herself while her sisters were sent to be educated in Paris. Her journal entries first began in March of 1768 and spanned over seventy-two years. Burney used the entries as a form of correspondence with friends and family, as they contained her observations of events in her life, and descriptions of the behavior of various artists and their visits to her family's home. Her journals also contain details of her father, Charles Burney, and his works. Led to believe her writing was un-ladylike and improper, Burney harshly edited many of her earlier entries and destroyed several of her manuscripts. However, there is still much to learn from her diary and letters, such as details of her husband, General Alexandre D'Arblay, and his service in the government of Napoleon Bonaparte, which kept Burney in France for ten years. In addition, she documented her own mastectomy, one of the most compelling early accounts in existence, as anesthetics had not been developed at that time, and she was conscious for the entire procedure. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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      BARDI, Firenze 1842 - LA FARINA G. L' ITALIA COI SUOI MONUMENTI, LE SUE RIMEMBRANZE E I SUOI COSTUMI. Firenze, Bardi 1842.[Figurato vedute] (cm.30,5) buona piena tela originale, titolo in oro al dorso e al piatto. -- pp. 278. Contiene 34 tavv. f.t. incise su acciaio con vedute di città italiane. Opera ormai rara, completa completa anche dell' antiporta. La tavola di Baja ha margini più corti. Lievissime toccature agli angoli della legatura ma buon esemplare a pieni margini.[f1] [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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      London John Snow, Paternoster-Row 1842 - First edition, seventh thousand. Profusely illustrated throughout with full and partial-page engravings by G. Baxter, including a very finely executed hand-coloured frontispiece and a large folding map of South Africa. 8vo, bound in contemporary beautifully decorated maroon morocco with elaborate arabesque styled gilt and blind decorations on the covers; the spine with dense gilt paneled designs within compartments between raised bands. xvi, 624,12 ads, pp. A clean and handsome copy, very well preserved with only very minor age evidence. AN UNUSUALLY HANDSOME AND ELABORATELY BOUND COPY OF THIS CLASSIC WORK. The preliminary chapters deal with the opinions of the author on the origin of the Hottentots, and give a synopsis of the early work of the London Missionary Society in South Africa, reference being made to the labours of Drs. Vanderkemp and Philip, and other pioneer missionaries who preceded Mr. Moffat. The volume gives a valuable account of mission work among the Bechuanas, with notes on the customs of the natives, and a description of the earlier travels of the author and some information is afforded respecting the reformed savage Namaqua chief "Afrikaner". The appearance in Cape Town of this convert was the cause of much wonder and astonishment, his arrival having been awaited with considerable skepticism by Lord Charles Somerset, who was much struck with this example of the results of missionary enterprise, and who "expressed his pleasure at seeing thus before him one who had been the scourge of the country and the terror of the border colonists." An interesting account of Moselekatse and his people is given, and it is remarked that this well-known potentate "seemed anxious to please and to exhibit himself and his people to the best advantage." There was, however, considerable difficulty m ascertaining the chief's real character, as no one in his dominions "dared breathe a syllable that was not calculated to set him forth as the best and noblest of beings, immaculate in his actions, the very perfection of all that was lovely just, and good.'' He was very gracious to the missionaries, and appreciated their previous kindness to his envoys, and Moffat gained considerable influence over him, and was instrumental in obtaining his permission to allow a mission station to be established in his country. There are some particulars concerning Dr. Andrew Smith's expedition into the interior in I835, and there is an ample account of the labors of the various missionary societies engaged amongst the Bechuanas, Matabeles, Basutos, and other races at this period. A highly important and unusually scarce book in the core collection of the early exploration and settlement of Africa. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Opera. Editio nova, accurantibus D. A. B. Caillau [.] Tomus primus (-octavus).

      Paris (u. Brüssel), Paul Mellier bzw. Méquignon-Havard u. A. Poilleux, 1830-1842. - 8 Bde. Rote Halblederbände der Zeit mit goldgepr. Rückentitel. 8vo. In sich abgeschlossene lateinische Werkausgabe des Hl. Eusebius Pamphyli, Bischof von Caesarea. Erschienen innerhalb der Pariser "Collectio selecta SS. Ecclesiae Patrum (Patres quarti ecclesiae saeculi)" (Bd. 18-25). Einheitlich gebundenes Mischexemplar aus der 1833 erschienenen Erstausgabe und der "Editio nova" von 1842 (nur in der Titelei abweichend). - Einbände an Ecken und Kanten minimal bestoßen; innen papierbedingt teils etwas braunfleckig. Vorsätze bzw. Titel mit alten Stempeln "Seguin Libraire Montpellier" bzw. "Paters Assumptionisten Heide Huis Nijmegen". Insgesamt ansprechende Reihe. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Waverley Novels

      1842. The Great Abbotsford Edition, Lavishly Illustrated With Over 2000 Portraits and ViewsSCOTT, Sir Walter. The Waverley Novels. Edinburgh: Robert Cadell, 1842-47. The Abbotsford Edition. Twelve volumes extended to twenty-five large octavo volumes (9 3/4 x 6 1/2 inches; 247 x 165 mm.). Illustrated throughout with textual steel engravings and over two thousand engravings including some double-page.Handsomely bound by W. Pratt ca. 1890 in full red levant morocco, covers with triple gilt-rule borders and corner thistles. Spines with five raised band, decoratively tooled with a thistle design in compartments and lettered in gilt, gilt board edges, and decorative turn-ins, tope, edge gilt, decorative endpapers. Several volumes with joints expertly repaired but still an outstanding and very imposing set of this, the best edition of Sir Walter Scott. Bookplate of The Philip H. and A.S.W. Rosenbach Foundation Museum on each front paste-down.The engravings are highly interesting and quite remarkable. This is by far the finest and most interesting set of Sir Walter Scott that we have ever seen. "The Proprietors of the Waverley Novels have had the great satisfaction in the results of their efforts to bring those Works in convenient form within the reach of the less opulent classes of the community.… the Proprietors were also taking measures for an edition of a different character. This is the age of graphically illustrated Books; and it remained to affix to these Works, so interwoven everywhere with details of historical and antiquarian interest, such Engraved Embellishments as, had the Author himself been now alive, his personal tastes and resources would most probably have induced him to place before students of antiquity and lovers of art… Accordingly, for this Edition, the real localities of his scenes have been explored; the real portraits of his personages have been copied; and his surviving friends and personal admirers, as well as many public bodies and institutions, have liberally places whatever their collections afforded at the disposal of the eminent Artists engaged by the Proprietors… The embellishments of The Abbotsford Edition will be in number about Two Thousand. Among the Painters whose Sketches have been employed may be enumerated --- Wilkie, Maclise, Bonnar, Buss, Paton, Landseer, Lauder, Fraser, Sibson, Fairholt, Roberts, Simson, Allan, Duncan, The Harveys, Phiz, Prior, Nasmyth, Kidd, Johnstone, Sargent, Dickes, [and] MacIan. Among the Engravers on Steel and Wood --- Miller, Forest, Jackson, Sly, Withy, Goodall, Wilson, Landells, Evans, Gilks, Horsburgh, Thomson, Whimper, Keck, Nugent, Wilmore, Branston, Smith, Kirchner, Rimbault, Brandard, Williams, Linton, Bastin, Greenaway, Richardson, Green, Folkard [and] Wakefield. The prominent Scenery described in the Novels has been adhered to with the utmost care by Clarkson Stanfield, R.A., who spent last Summer in its investigation, and has already finished whatever was needed for the earlier Novels. It is not proposed to enlarge to any extent the Annotations with this Edition; but some curious additions will be found, especially as to Guy Mannering and the Bride of Lammermoor. January 17th, 1842." (Notice to Abbotsford Edition, volume 1, pp. 3 & 4). The Rosenbach of the Free Library of Philadelphia is located within two 19th-century townhouses at 2008 and 2010 Delancey Place in Philadelphia. The historic houses contain the collections and treasures of Philip Rosenbach and his younger brother Dr. A. S. W. Rosenbach. The brothers owned the Rosenbach Company which became the preeminent dealer of rare books, manuscripts and decorative arts during the first half of the 20th century. Dr. Rosenbach in particular was seminal in the rare book world, helping to build libraries such as the Widener Library at Harvard, The Huntington Library and the Folger Shakespeare Library.

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        Mittheilungen über Griechenland. Erster Theil : Reiseskizzen, Zweiter Theil: Zur Geschichte des Befreiungskrieges, nach griechischen Quellen, 3. Theil: Blicke auf die gegenwärtigen Zustände .

      Leipzig. F.A. Brockhaus, 1842. - 1. Auflage, 3, kl.8°. 17,9 x 11,6 cm. XII S., (1) Bll., 377 Seiten, In sehr gutem Zustand. die Kopfschnitte minimal angestaubt, die Bücher sauber und frisch, wohl ungelesen. weiter in den Seitenzahlen: Bd.2: VIII,401 S., Bd.3: (3) Bll., 304 S., - weiter im Untertitel: 3. Theil: Blicke auf die gegenwärtigen Zustände des Königreichs. private Nachbindung der Zeit mit Leinenecken, Lederrückenschild, Pfauenmusterpapier-Bezug und Dreiseitenrotschnitt, Hardcover in Halbleinwand, [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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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

      Boston:: William Cosby and Company,. 1842.. 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.. Original buff printed wrappers. Custom red cloth chemise, with leather title label to spine.. Period pos [2]. Faint tide lines to text upper margin. A. respectable VG copy. Case - VG, with two bookplates ['Frank Maier' &. 'Thomas Wallace'].. 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.

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