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        Jahrbücher des Vereins von Alterthumsfreunden im Rheinlande. Folgen 1-15 (1842-1850), gebunden in 5 Bänden.,

      Bonn, gedruckt auf Kosten des Vereins (bei Marcus u.a.), 1842-1850. - Je Folge ca. 200 - 400 Seiten (zus. ca. 4000 Seiten). Mit zahlreichen teils gefaltenen Tafeln in Lithographie. *Enthält die ersten 15 Bände der großen Zeitschrift, die bis 2002 erschien (später unter dem Titel "Bonner Jahrbücher", die frühen Jahrgänge sind recht selten. - Vorliegend ein schönes Exemplar in hübschen zeitgenössischen Halbledereinbänden. Text wie fast immer (papierbedingt) teilweise gebräunt, ansonsten sehr gut erhalten und dekorativ gebunden. Sprache: de Gewicht in Gramm: 4000 Gebunden in 5 uniformen Halblederbänden der Zeit auf je 4 Bünden mit Rückenvergoldung. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Braun]
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        Vermischte historische Sammlungen.: Herausgegeben unter Leitung des vaterländischen Vereins zu Stade zum Vortheil des Krankenhauses daselbst.

      Stade, Vaterländischer Verein, 1842-1845. - 3 Bände. 8°. VIII, 610 S.; 622 S.,VIII, 1 Bl.; VI, 650 S. Pappbände der Zeit mit Rückenschildern, (leicht berieben) Erste Ausgabe. - Loewe 403. - Enthält einen Teil der Aufsätze aus der von Pratje 1757-1762 herausgegebenen Zeitschrift: „Altes und Neues aus den Herzogthümern Bremen und Verden", und damit die Wiedergabe zahlreicher Quellen und Dokumente zur Regionalgeschichte. - Leicht braunfleckig, Ex-Libris in Bd. 1, kleiner Namensstempel auf Vorsatz. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Tresor am Roemer]
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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)

      Henry G. Bohn, London 1842 -

      [Bookseller: White Fox Rare Books, ABAA/ILAB]
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        THE WAVERLEY NOVELS Abbotsford Edition in 12 Volumes

      Robert Cadell [&] Houlston & Stoneman, 1842 - 1847.. Abbotsford extra illustrated edition. 12 vols. Tall 8vo. Contemporary full polished tree calf, elaborately gilt tooled raised-ribbed spines with red and green labels, all edges gilt and marbled endpapers with gilt tooled inner dentelles (some vols with small abrasions to boards and rubbed headcaps, spines with small darkened patches - otherwise a bright VG set by J. Low of Chancery Lane). Pp. various, illus throughout with b&w engraved plates and woodcuts in text (some plates spotted; no inscriptions). .

      [Bookseller: Rothwell & Dunworth Ltd]
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        REPORT ON THE DINNER GIVEN TO CHARLES DICKENS, IN BOSTON, FEBRUARY 1, 1842 ... MOST OF THEIR SPEECHES REVISED BY THEIR AUTHORS

      Boston: William Crosby and Company 1842.. 66pp. 12mo. Gilt calf and marbled boards, a.e.g. Binding worn and boards neatly detached, internally very good, bound without wrappers. First edition, Dickens's speech on the occasion appears on pp. 10-15, in company with the toasts, greetings or messages by the Danas (both elder and younger), Holmes, and many others. Uncommon. BAL 4437, 633, 8735(n), etc. ECKEL, p.233. GIMBEL B112. WILSON II:480. CURRIER & TILTON, p.560.

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

      London, F. G. Moon, 1842-1849.. Large folio (610 x 456 mm). 6 vols. [Holy Land:] Lithogr. portrait of Roberts by C. Baugniet, 3 hand-coloured lithogr. titles, 120 hand-coloured lithogr. plates, all drawn on stone by Louis Haghe after David Roberts. [Egypt:] 3 hand-coloured lithogr. titles, 121 hand-coloured lithogr. plates, all drawn on stone by Louis Haghe after David Roberts, 1 engr. map. Contemp. citron morocco, bound by J. Wright, covers panelled in gilt, spines with raised bands in seven compartments, morocco lettering pieces in the 2nd and 3rd, the others with an overall repeat decoration in gilt, marbled endpapers, gilt edges.. An extraordinary set, comprising both of Roberts' monumental works on the Middle East, both in their first and most desirable hand-coloured deluxe issues. Bound in magnificent uniform citron morocco by John Wright of London. "One of the most important and elaborate ventures of nineteenth-century publishing and [...] the apotheosis of the tinted lithograph" (Abbey, p. 341), these works were originally published in three states: as an ordinary tinted edition, a hand-coloured de luxe issue in loose proofs, and - combining the virtues of both - the almost unobtainable hand-coloured and bound de luxe issue (as here), which the publisher Moon offered at the tenfold price of the regular one. Roberts' masterpiece was issued in 41 parts over seven years, beautifully lithographed by Louis Haghe, to whom Roberts paid tribute in glowing terms: "Haghe has not only surpassed himself, but all that has hitherto been done of a similar nature. He has rendered the views in a style clear, simple and unlaboured, with a masterly vigour and boldness which none but a painter like him could have transferred to stone." - After an apprenticeship to the Scottish house-painter, Gavin Buego, David Roberts (1796-1864) became assistant scene painter at the Pantheon theatre in Edinburgh. He continued scene painting in Glasgow and finally, in 1821, was hired to work with Clarkson Stanfield at the Drury Lane theatre in London. Both artists exhibited at the Society of British Artists, Royal Academy and British Institution, and by 1830 Roberts was firmly established as a topographical artist and was able to give up his work in the theatre. In 1838 he made plans for a journey to the Near East, inspired by his passion for artistic adventure. He departed in August 1839 for Alexandria and spent the remainder of the year in Cairo and visiting the major tombs and sites of Egypt. The following February he journeyed to the Holy Land, making stops in Suez, Mount Sinai and Petra. He spent time in Gaza before entering Jerusalem and concluded his tour by spending several months visiting the biblical sites of the Holy Land. Roberts returned to England at the end of 1839 and submitted his drawings to F. G. Moon in 1840. Moon arranged to bring out a volume of Scripture history, paying Roberts 3,000 pounds for the copyright of the sketches and for overseeing Haghe's efforts. Both the exhibition of his original watercolours and the subsequent published work were an immediate success and confirmed his reputation as an architectural and landscape artist of the highest order. - Coloured sets of Roberts are generally encountered with the lithographs trimmed, coloured and mounted on card, in imitation of the original watercolours. The present set, by contrast, is comprised of the regular tinted lithographed issue but with very fine contemporary hand colouring. The palette of colouring is consistent with the colouring of the "on card" issue, and the strictly contemporary binding confirms the age of the hand colouring. This set is beautifully bound by John Wright of London in a rather unusual and striking full citron morocco. Flourishing between 1830 and 1860, Wright was among the most fashionable of London binders in this important period. Ramsden refers to Wright as "a binder of the highest order" (Ramsden, London Book Binders, p. 154). Exceedingly rare thus; a copy in the second state as described above (hand-coloured but unbound in loose sheets) commanded $242,500 at Christie's in 2012. - Provenance: the Duke of Northumberland (Property of His Grace, The Duke of Northumberland, Books from Berkeley Castle sold by order of the Trustee of the Earl of Berkeley Will Trust, Sotheby's London, 8-9 May 1986, lot 335). - Ibrahim-Hilmy II, 176. Abbey Travel II, 272 & 385. Tooley 401. Lipperheide Ma 27. Cf. Hiler 753. The Heritage Library, Islamic Treasures, s. v. "Art" (illustration).

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Inlibris, Gilhofer Nfg. GmbH]
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        Bildnis eines Farbigen, Büste en face mit Zylinder.

      . Bleistift, grau laviert, auf gelblichem Karton, links unten signiert "G. Schöbl", verso bezeichnet "Franz. Soldat". 31,5:22,5 cm. Provenienz: Sammlung Adolf Gruis, Berlin (nicht bei Lugt). Der verso nur noch schwach erkennbare Verlagsstempel deutet darauf hin, daß es sich bei der Zeichnung um eine Druckvorlage handelt.. Schöbel hat sich hauptsächlich autodidaktisch gebildet. Beeinflußt wurde er von P. Meyerheim (1842-1915) und A. Menzel (1815-1905) und war als Historienmaler und Illustrator tätig.

      [Bookseller: Galerie Joseph Fach GmbH]
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        History of Europe from the Commencement of the French Revolution in MDCCLXXXIX to the Restoration of the Bourbons in MDCCCXV

      Edinburgh: William Blackwood and Sons, 1842. hardcover. near fine. 10 volumes. 8vo, beautifully bound in full contemporary dark brown diced calf; gilt-stamped spines with black and red leather labels; marbled endpapers and page edges. Edinburgh & London: William Blackwood and Sons, 1842. Fifth edition. A near fine set in a lovely binding.

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        Tod des heiligen Nikolaus von Myra.

      . Feder in Braun, braun laviert, mit einzelner brauner Federlinie umrandet, oben rundbogig geschlossen, auf Velin, links unten signiert, bezeichnet und datiert "F Nadorp inve. del. Romae 1842". 23,5:15,9 cm. Verso: Heiliger Nikolaus von Myra, stehend und von zwei Engeln flankiert. Feder in Braun, braun laviert. Vertikale und horizontale Mittelfalte geglättet, kleine Fehlstelle ergänzt.. Durch Vermittlung seines Landesherrn Fürst zu Salm-Salm, 1814 bis 1827 Studium an der Prager Akademie unter J. Bergler (1753 - 1829); 1827 als Begleiter des Prinzen zu Salm-Salm nach Italien; 1828 in Rom, das er mit Ausnahme eines Deutschlandaufenthaltes 1862 nicht mehr verließ. In Rom, wo er seinen Prager Studienfreund J. Führich (1800 - 1876) wiedertraf, schloß auch er sich dem Kreis der Nazarener an, von denen er sich jedoch in seinen späteren Arbeiten durch einen freien, mehr malerischen Zeichenstil unterscheidet. Er wurde anregendes Mitglied und Mitbegründer des römischen Künstlerbundes (1829) und des deutschen Künstlervereins (1845). Zunehmend ohne Aufträge, verdiente er seinen Lebensunterhalt als Zeichenlehrer, bis ihm kurz vor seinem Tod sein Anholtischer Landesherr eine Pension aussetzte, wofür ihm Nadorps Nachlaß zukam, der bis heute im Anholter Schloß verblieben ist.

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        New Zealand and the New Zealand Company

      London: Sherwood, Gilbert, and Piper, 1842. Slim octavo, 63 pp., fine in green crushed half morocco by Sangorski, gilt. A masterly analysis of the New Zealand Company. An important early account of the New Zealand Company. The author had arrived in Wellington in 1840 in command of the Aurora, bringing the first settlers of the New Zealand Company. Heale had a long career in the country, including serving as a Surveyor and Judge of the Native Land Court. 'His carefully prepared criticism of the company's scheme, it's haste, disregard for settlers' interests and concern for profit, is a masterly analysis of the first two years of operation' (NZNB).

      [Bookseller: Hordern House Rare Books]
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        En Digters Bazar.

      . 1. udg. Kbhvn. 1842. 579 + (2 errata) s. Gennemgaende rent og paent eksemplar indbundet i nyere halvlaeder med gulddekorationer i gammel stil. Överste hjörne pa de förste 3 blade bortklippet (ca.1 cm). Modern halfleather in old style. First 3 pages with a little cut in upper right corner. * BFN 417..

      [Bookseller: Peter Grosell, Antiquarian Bookseller]
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        Quebec from Point Levi

      Quebec 1842 - A spectacular 19th century watercolour view of Quebec from across the St. Lawrence River by a noted military artist. Philip J. Bainbrigge (1817-1881), son of General Sir Philip Bainbrigge (1786-1862), was born at Lichfield, Staffordshire, on January 16, 1817. He entered the Royal Military Academy at Woolwich in 1830 and graduated in 1833. Requesting a posting abroad, Bainbrigge "arrived in Canada on board the Arab transport on June 25, 1836, in time to take part in the military operations along the Richelieu RIver and at St. Eustache during the Rebellions of 1837-8. Bainbrigge travelled widely in Upper and Lower Canada and the Maritimes, reporting on fortifications and other defensive measures. He was assigned oin special survey duty concerning the Maine-New Brunswick boundary dispute and was acting adjutant from 1841 until his return to England August 4, 1842" (Cooke). "Like many British officer-painters, Bainbrigge received his artistic training at the Royal Military Academy at Woolwich. There, he was instructed in the proper use of perspective and in the handling of light and shade, and he employed these techniques with an ease and spontaneity well-suited to the principles of landscape painting. His rather individual style, while in accordance with the artistic trends of the time, resulted in watercolours that are quite distinctive. A thematic analysis of Bainbrigge's work reveals a definite predilection for depicting landscapes - either in summer or winter - into which he would work whatever section of the city he could see from his vantage point. His palette thus consisted of a range of natural colours, such as browns, reds and dark greens, which he applied in varying degrees of thickness" (Graham). The Public Archives Canada holds the principal collection of works by Bainbrigge, including approximately 170 watercolours. Two Bainbrigge watercolours are cited in the catalogue of the Samuel Collection (Jefferys 450 and 460), including a view of Quebec from the Citadel on the opposite shore from the present watercolour, with two more in the Coverdale Collection (Cooke 35 and 36) and three in the Royal Ontario Museum (Allodi 57-59). Other holdings include the National Gallery of Canada (no. 28043). Harper, p. 14; Conrad Graham, Mont Royalville Marie: Early Plans and Views of Montreal , McCord Museum of Canadian History, p.103; Allodi, Canadian Watercolours and Drawings in the Royal Ontario Museum (Ontario: 1974); Cooke, W. H. Coverdale Collection of Canadiana (Ottawa: 1983); Jefferys, A Catalogue of the Sigmund Samuel Collection (Toronto: 1948). Watercolour over pencil with scratching out and gum arabic, inscribed in pencil on verso. 19th century water gilt frame. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Plan des vom 5. bis 8. Mai eingeäscherten Stadttheils von Hamburg und deren Wiederaufbau durch Rath- und Bürgerschluß beliebt am 1. Sept. 1842. Teilkolorierte Lithographie von Speckter

      Hamburg, Hoffmann & Campe, 1842.. Bildgröße: 33,5 x 50,5 cm mit schmalem weißen Außenrand ( Blattgröße: 34,5 x 52 cm ) Detailreicher Plan der über die abgebrannten Straßenzüge und Gebäude leicht rot eingefärbt die Neubausituation wiedergibt. Das Blatt leicht gebräunt, gering fleckig bzw. leicht stockfleckig, 1 hinterlegter Einriß über ca. 5 cm an der Oberkante, ein kleiner Einriß an dre rechten Außenseite. ( Pic erhältlich // webimage available ).

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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.

      Verlag von Eduard Pietzsch & Comp.,, Dresden, 1842 - Dresden, Verlag von Eduard Pietzsch & Comp., 1842 -(1845). 30,5x24,5 cm. IV (Vorwort), 136 S. Text, V-X Registerseiten, 80 handkolorierte Tafeln, 1 schwarze Tafel. HLdr. der Zeit mit Marmorbezug und etwas Rückenvergoldung. Schönes und sauberes Exemplar des wohl seltensten deutschen Pilzbuches. Letztmals an Auktion im Jahr 1958 gehandelt. Der Dresdner Künstler Carl August Friedrich Harzer war Gründer der Dresdner Gesellschaft "Iris", Mitglied der Naturforschenden Gesellschaft in Görlitz und des Osterlandes zu Altenburg. Im Vorwort schreibt Ludwig Reichenbach: "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". - Stafleu & Cowan 2454; Nissen 811. Sprache: Deutsch HLdr. der Zeit mit Marmorbezug und etwas Rückenvergoldung. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Biblion Antiquariat]
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        Ungarns Anschluss an den deutschen Zollverband. Votum von Ludwig v. Kossuth. Aus dem Ungarischen des "Pesti Hirlap" übertragen von G. St(ettner)

      Leipzig, Wilhelm Einhorn 1842.. V, 58 S. Bedruckter Orig.-Umschlag. Seltene und bedeutsame Schrift des ungarischen Nationalhelden Lajos Kossuth (1802-1894). Kossuth verbrachte 1837-1840 in Festungshaft aufgrund der verbotenen Veröffentlichung der Sitzungsprotokolle der Landtagssitzungen und Komitatsversammlungen, was ihm als Hochverrat ausgelegt wurde. Nach seiner Entlassung gab er die nationalliberale Zeitung Pesti Hirlap heraus, aus der vorliegende Artikel stammen. Kossuth, stark von den ökonomischen Theorien des Friedrich List beeinflusst, betrachtet das Für und Wider von allen Seiten und votiert aus nationalen und nationalökonomischen Gründen gegen den Freihandel in Mitteleuropa. Ein Hauptargument stellt die weitere Germanisierung Ungarns und die Schwächung des sich gerade entwickelnden Mittelstandes dar. - Gebräunt. Unbeschnittenes, insgesamt sehr gutes Exemplar!

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Turszynski]
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        Set of Six Native American Chiefs and Warriors.

      Daniel Rice and J.G. Clarke Philadelphia -44? 1842 - Six original hand-coloured lithographed plates from History of the Indian Tribes of North America. Mounted, framed and glazed. Overall sizes 61.5 x 49.5 cm. Thomas McKenny, formerly a director in the Office of Indian Affairs, together with James Hall, a lawyer and writer on the west, embarked on the publication of these lithographs as a way of providing a true visual representation of a fast vanishing culture. The fine coloured illustrations are taken from the work of the artist Charles Bird King who, where possible, painted the subjects from life in his Washington studio, or otherwise re-worked paintings after the watercolours of the artist James Otto Lewis, who had produced an earlier, albeit, cruder, series of lithographs. Only four of the original oil paintings survive (the rest having been destroyed in the Smithsonian fire of 1865), so these lithographs provide the sole remaining likenesses for some of the leading native American leaders of the early nineteenth century. History of the Indian Tribes of North America was the most elaborate publication in the United States up to that time. Howes M129; cf. Sabin 43410a.

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        Neapel, Blick in die Straße Vico Santa Maria della Neve.

      1842. Bleistift, auf Velin, links unten bezeichnet und datiert "Neapel f. 3/3 42. Vico S.M. della Neve", rechts oben mit brauner Feder numieriert "6.". 21,9:29,7 cm. Provenienz: Sammlung ACCN, Inv. 393, nicht bei Lugt. Möglicherweise handelt es sich um eine Vorzeichnung, die für eine Ansichtenfolge gedacht war. Die Nummer "6." rechts oben könnte ein Hinweis darauf sein..

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        SCENES DE LA VIE PRIVEE ET PUBLIQUE DES ANIMAUX (In Two Volumes)

      Paris: J. Hetzel et Paulin, 1842. 2 Volumes. 4 pl., 386p, [6]; 390, [6]. Half-titles present. Illustrated with 201 wood-engraved plates, head & tailpieces & vignettes after designs by Grandville. In the original green cloth. Spines and boards gilt lettered, with designs in gilt after Grandville. Cloth expertly restored at head and foot, also at joints and some edges. Boards are clean and very attractive, gilt is strong and bright. Front hinges starting. Both volumes are tight and square. Contents very clean, with minimal foxing or thumbing. A sharp set in the original cloth binding. . First Edition. Hardcover. Near Fine.

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        Almira's Curse; Or, The Black Tower Of Bransdorf. A Romance

      London: Edward Lloyd and G. Purkess. Very Good; Edges rubbed. Lacks original wrappers. Foxing.. 1842. First Edition; First Printing. Hardcover. 8vo 8" - 9" tall. Penny Dreadful bound from parts, 25 in total. Half-bound in calf with marbled paper sides. Gilt titles and rules to spine. Red speckled edges. Summers 229p. Kirkpatrick 20p. ; 198 pages .

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        Chart of Part of the N.W. Coast of Australia by Phillip P. King , Commander, R.N. 1818.19.20.21.22, Sheet V. With additions by Commanders Wickham and Stokes 1838 & 1842

      London: Admiralty Hydrographic Office, after, 1842. Engraved map measuring 589 x 880 mm., a fine copy backed on linen. Striking Admiralty chart prepared by Captain Phillip Parker King from his survey voyages of 1818-22 and revised with information from the Beagle survey of northern Australian waters during 1837-42. This map covers the vast coastline from Cape Ford to the Lacepédè Islands and is from a series of eight charts mapping the northern and west coasts of Australia. It is a lasting testament King's commitment to completing the mapping of the Australian continent, and so completing the work of Cook and Flinders. First published in June 1825, this chart was prepared by King from the results of his four expeditions to chart to northernmost coast of Australia between 1818 and 1822 as commander of the Mermaid and Bathurst. The first expedition sailed in December 1817 carrying the botanist Allan Cunningham and surveyor John Septimus Roe. Two further voyages in the Mermaid ensued in the following years, culminating in that of the Bathurst during 1821-22. In addition to the invaluable mapping of these remote and treacherous waters, King's expedition yielded a bounty of information on the natural history and Aboriginal tribes of the region. This edition of King's chart is revised with additions from the Beagle surveys of northern Australian waters during 1837-42, commanded first by John Clements Wickham and later by John Lort Stokes. Both men served under King aboard the Beagle during the South American surveys of 1827 to 1830, and later accompanied Robert FitzRoy and Charles Darwin on their famous voyage of discovery 1833-36. Detailed and finely engraved, the chart is the work of John Walker and his likewise named son, engravers to the Admiralty (John Walker senior was long favoured by Dalrymple on account of the finesse of his work). It bears the stamp of "D. Wald Admiralty Agent Port Adelaide.

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

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

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        New Government House, Sydney

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

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

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

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        Catalogue des Tableaux des Écoles Hollandaise, Flamande et Française. Dessins-Aquarelles des artistes célèbres de l'école moderne, dont la vente aura lieu pour cause de départ de M. Georges P..., rue des jeuneurs, N. 16... Les Mardi 29 et Mercredi 30 Novembre 1842

      1842. Paris, imprimerie et lithographie de Maulde et Renou, rue Bailleul, n. 9-11, 1842. 14pp. 93 items described. Half dark blue morocco, marbled boards (paper damaged on front cover). Contains painting by Jan Steen, Isaac van Ostade, J. Ruisdael, Wouvermans, Fragonard, Boucher, Canaletti and many others. Each item with a detailed description.

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        Encampment of the Piekann Indians

      Paris, Coblentz and London 1842 - Prince Maximilian and his party arrived at Fort McKenzie on 9 August 1833. The present plate illustrates the Piegan Blackfoot camp near to Fort McKenzie with dozens of Indians, dogs and horses in the foreground giving an impression of the noisy bustle of camp life. A typical feature of Bodmer's work is the careful attention to detail, and this can be seen here in the varying sizes of the tipis, a fact that many artists would have missed: the size of tipi was a reflection of variation in family sizes and their wealth. The Piegan Blackfoot, a subgroup of the Blackfoot tribe, were the archetypal Plains Indians, for whom the buffalo provided nearly all their needs, from clothing to food to leather for their tipis. Because of this dependence on the buffalo, the Blackfoot were swift to adapt to the use of horses and soon had large herds and a well-deserved reputation for horsemanship. When they obtained firearms they became particularly potent raiders and were in effect masters of the North Plains. They are shown here at the height of their power. 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 was to become virtually lost cultures. Graff 4648; Howes M443a; Pilling 2521; Sabin 47014; Wagner-Camp 76:1. Hand-coloured aquatint engraving by Beyer and H?rlimann after Bodmer, blindstamp. Expert repairs to margins, not affecting image area. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Ruine der St. Nicolai-Kirche in Hamburg. Nach dem grossen Brande vom 5. - bis 8. Mai 1842. Von der Bohnenstrasse. Altkolorierte Lithographie gedruckt von Peter Suhr nach C. A. Lill

      Hamburg, Kunst-Verlag Lill, 1842.. Bildgröße: 24,5 x 38 cm / Blattgröße: 35 x 46,5 cm. Detailreiche Ansicht des Kirchenschiffes und Turms der Nicolaikirche mit einigen Passanten, Arbeitern etc..Das Blatt gering fleckig, am weißen Außenrand etwas stärker fingerfleckig, hier auch gering angeknickt sowie mit 2 kleineren hinterlegten Einrissen. ( Pic erhältlich // webimage available ).

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        Ruine der St. Nicolai-Kirche in Hamburg ( December 1842 ). Altkolorierte Lithographie gedruckt von Peter Suhr nach C. A. Lill

      Hamburg, Kunst-Verlag Lill, 1842.. Bildgröße: 24 x 34,5 cm / Blattgröße: 37,5 x 49,5 cm. Das Blatt gering fleckig, im weißen Außenrand stärker finger- und leicht stockfleckig mit kleineren Randläsionen sowie einem kleinen hinterlegten Einriß am Oberrand. ( Pic erhältlich // webimage available ).

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        A Descriptive Vocabulary of The Language in Common Use amongst the Aborigines of Western Australia

      London: Wm. S. Orr, 1842. Octavo; crude repair to title-page, some wear to extremities, else a good mostly unopened copy in original green cloth, with 4-pp. advertisements bound in. Moore, a lawyer, landed proprietor and diarist, arrived at the Swan River Settlement on the brig Cleopatra in 1830; over the following decades he became a large land-holder at his property Millendon and was appointed advocate-general. Less than a month after arriving in the settlement, Moore accompanied the colonial secretary on a search-party to find Aborigines implicated in a robbery. From this period on he would express sympathetic concern for the local tribes, and made a sustained effort to learn their language and understand their stories. This work is based on the preliminary studies of the explorer George Grey. Moore greatly expanded and enhanced the material, producing a genuinely descriptive vocabulary of the language in common use amongst the Aborigines of Western Australia. As with all good works of this sort, Moore's work makes fascinating reading, as it includes detailed observations regarding the habits, manners and customs of the natives and the natural history of the country. Throughout, Moore's work gives a real insight into the lives of the settlers themselves; thus 'Janjin… the native pear tree. It bears a thing which looks provokingly like a good fruit'.

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        A Journey in the Northern Island of New Zealand

      Hobart Town: George Rolwegan, 1842. Duodecimo, 206 pp. including appendices; a little modest foxing yet a very good uncut copy in attractive recent green polished half calf. Dedicated to Lady Franklin. Scarce Hobart printed account of New Zealand travels. This copy has an interesting presentation inscription to the publisher's wife 'Mrs. Rolwegan, with the author's kind regards.' Hocken recommends the quality of Wade's descriptive account while the NZNB applauds it as 'a work of present day rarity and textual value'. Reverend Wade came to New Zealand with William Colenso as a superintendent of the press. He served for six years as a missionary in New Zealand before being installed as the minister of Harrington Street Chapel in Hobart. While serving in Hobart Wade evidently became acquainted with the Franklins, as his account is dedicated, with permission, to Lady Franklin (who also personally subscribed for 6 copies). The 'Appendix gives list of New Zealand plants furnished by Allan Cunningham, with excellent list of their native names' (Hocken).

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