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        Plantae Utiliores; or Illustrations of Useful Plants Employed in the Arts and Medicine

      Whittaker & Co., London 1842 - First edition in half calf over marbled boards. Gilt title, band decoration, volume number and date on spine. Complete in four matching volumes and containing all 260 hand-coloured engraved plates as called for. All un-numbered and un-signed but by Miss. M. A. Burnett (Sitwell, p83). Bound by Broadbere of Southampton. Published in London, 1842-1850. Corners and edges just a little worn as are the marbled boards but a very attractive looking set. Matching marbled end papers and book edges, with edges on 2 volumes slightly darker than the others. Same owner book plate on all four front paste-downs. Title page to Volumes III and IV guarded. A little foxing so some pages and plates but mainly to Volume II. Very slight creasing occasionally and 6 pages in Volume III have tape repairs to top edges near spine but with no loss. Very good clean copy of this hard to find set. Text selected by the artist mainly from the works of Gilbert T Burnett. Unpaginated. Additional photographs available on request. 4to. Heavy set which may incur additional postal charge. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Istruzione per le Guardie - Fuoco in cui si descrivono le trombe idrauliche e loro attrezzi, le scale e macchine relative; ed è dimostrato il modo di conservarle e ripararle ed anche costruirle... dei vari servizi delle Guardie - Fuoco per estinguerli e prevenire i danni ... Compilata dall?Ingegnere P.G. Lana Capitano Comandante la Compagnia Operaj Guardie - Fuoco della città di Torino, Ispettore Generale de? Pesi e misure...

      Torino, Stamperia Sociale degli Artisti Tipografi, 1842. In 8vo (cm. 21,9); mezza pelle coeva; pp. XXVII, (1), 203, (1) + una carta d?errata + 9 grandi tavole più volte ripiegate di macchie per spegnere incendi: Tromba premente della portata di litri 150 per minuto; Tromba aspirante; Cesta a grua e la bellissima tavola IX (litografia Doyen) con i pompieri mentre tentano di spegnere l?incendio di un grande palazzo a Torino. Axs

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        DIE PLASTISCHE CHIRURGIE NACH IHREN BISHERIGEN LEISTUNGEN KRITISCH DARGESTELLT

      G. Reimer,, Berlin 1842 - Back strip of spine appears to have been replaced with like paper at some point. Lettered in black ink in a neat hand. Covers are soiled at extremities. Rear cover darkened near spine and at top with some loss of the grey paper onlay. No loss of lettering. Title-page has moderate foxing. Text block is quite clean. Many pages are uncut at the top. Small stamp of previous owner on front free endpaper. A well-respected work in the field of plastic surgery. Listed in G-M 5744. Text is in German. Dr. von Ammon (1799-1861) was actually an ophthalmologist, but he contributed greatly to the field of plastic surgery, especially in the areas about the lips and eyes. According to G-M 5852, his color-plate atlas was the best summary of the knowledge of diseases of the eye prior to the introduction of the ophthalmoscope. 310pp. Octavo [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        VALEDICTORY OF HENRY CLAY, IN THE SENATE OF THE UNITED STATES, THURSDAY, MARCH 31, 1842 [caption title].

      Washington: J. & G.S. Gideon, 1842. - Broadside on silk, 19 x 15 inches. Light wear at the edges, some light soiling; small tear minutely affecting a few letters of text. Very good. In a cloth folder. Elegant silk broadside printing the text of Henry Clay's farewell speech, resigning his position in Congress. Clay (1777- 1852), represented Kentucky in the Senate for numerous years, first elected in 1806. His lengthy and important political career included Secretary of State and Speaker of the House, and several presidential bids. He was key in formulating the Missouri Compromise of 1820 and the Compromise of 1850, issues relative to slavery and statehood. Though he states that he is retiring from the Senate "forever," Clay would return to serve a final term from 1849 until his death in 1852.

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        Schwanengesang(chant Du Cygne), Winterreise ( Le Voyage D hiver)

      - 1.Deutsch und franz. in Musik gesetzt für eine Singstimme mit Begleitung des Pianofortes.1te Abteilung neue Ausgabe, Wien Haslinger ( PN. T.H. 8701-8714), [April 1842],64(1) S., 2.Winterreise von W. Müller, deutsch und franz. in Musik gesetzt für eine Singstimme mit Begleitung des Pianoforte 89 tes Werk, 1te Abteilung, Neue Ausgabe Wien Haslinger (PN T.H. 8721- 8744),[April 1842] 94 S.Deutsch Verz. 957,911 zweite Ausgabe ertm. mit deutsch und franz. Text.HLd. Ecken und Rücken berieben, Rücken etwas schadhaft, Titelblatt des 2ten Teils der Winterreise fehlt. Auf dem Vorsatz und ersten Titel sowie auf einigen Innenseiten leichte Bleistiftkritzelspuren.

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        MEXICO IN 1842: A DESCRIPTION OF THE COUNTRY, ITS NATURAL AND POLITICAL FEATURES; WITH A SKETCH OF ITS HISTORY.TO WHICH IS ADDED, AN ACCOUNT OF TEXAS AND YUCATAN; AND OF THE SANTA FE EXPEDITION.

      New York: Charles J. Folsom, . 1842 - 256pp. plus colored folding map. 16mo. Original brown cloth, stamped in blind and gilt, expertly recased, preserving original gilt spine title. Bookplate on front pastedown. Faint dampstain in lower margin of titlepage, and occasional faint dampstain in upper or lower margins of text. Scattered light foxing, minor worming in the outer margin of the final few leaves, not affecting text. A good copy. First edition of this important work. The section on Texas and the Santa Fe expedition is attributed to Franklin Coombs, a veteran of the latter ill-fated debacle, and his account of the expedition and his captivity (which first appeared in NILES WEEKLY REGISTER) is reprinted herein, along with another account (Wagner-Camp 86) of a trip to Santa Fe appearing here for the first time in book form. The map measures 21.5 x 23.5 cm. and shows Texas, Mexico, and the southwest region as far north as the Arkansas River, south to Yucatan, west to the Pacific, and east to New Orleans. HOWES F226, "aa." WAGNER-CAMP 91. RITTENHOUSE 694. GRAFF 1372. STREETER TEXAS 1413. SABIN 24968.

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        Las Armas de Aragon en Oriente. Canto epico.Bello manuscrito en tinta sepia,con clarisima caligrafia,compuesto para concurrir al Certamen literario que, a imitacion de los antiguos Juegos Florales de Tolosa,celebro en el año pasado de 1841 la Academia .

      1842 - holandesa pergamino cartoné aguas muy bien conservada páginas sin numerar. .de Buenas latras de Barcelona.Se adjudico a su autor el segundo premio o Accesit en Poesia,consistenteen una flor o jazmin de plata,prendido de una airosa gorra de terciopelo negro,con broches y plumas a la usanza de los antiguos trovadores,y en un. 46 págs.

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        Lao Tseu Tao Te King. Le Livre de la Voie et de la Vertu . . . traduit en Français . . . par Stanislaus Julien.

      Paris: l'Imprimerie Royale, 1842. - xliv, 304 pp. Contemporary black paper boards, old manuscript spine label. Spine and edges rubbed. FIRST EDITION of the complete Tao Te Ching to be published in a Western language. The founding work of Taoism, the Tao-te Ching is said to have been written in the 6th century BCE by Lao-Tzu (or Laozi, "Old Master"), a contemporary of Confucius and a central figure of Chinese culture and history. The book was first a philosophy, but it evolved into a religion when it was adopted officially in 440 CE, when Lao-Tzu was venerated as a deity. Lao-Tzu's famously cryptic Tao-te Ching is one of the Five Chinese Classics and one of the most widely read books in history. Apart from the Bible, it is likely the most-translated classic ever published. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Les Etats-Unis et La Havane. Souvenirs d'un voyageur.

      Paris, Leipzig, Arthus Bertrand, Léopold Michelsen, 1842, - in-8, XII-372 pp., demi-veau blond, dos lisse orné, tranches rouges (ateliers Laurenchet). Restauration de papier au titre, mais bon exemplaire.Unique édition de ces souvenirs de voyage (juillet 1837 - janvier 1838), qui concernent surtout les Etats-Unis, de New York à La Nouvelle Orléans : seuls les 4 derniers chapitres regardent Cuba. Comme les souvenirs du même auteur sur le Mexique, qui parurent également en 1843 et font suite à ce présent volume, ils abondent en notations sociales, pas si fréquentes dans les récits de voyages de l'époque, et se terminent par le constat visionnaire que Cuba sera prochainement arrachée à l'Espagne. Sabin, 42505. Palau, 142718.

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        NATURAL HISTORY OF NEW YORK. PART III, MINERALOGY, AND PART IV, GEOLOGY].

      Albany. -1843. 1842 - Five volumes. Later brown cloth, matching leather labels. Very good. The New York Natural History and Geological Survey was one of the most ambitious scientific projects of the antebellum United States. Begun in 1836, the Survey published the NATURAL HISTORY OF NEW YORK in thirty volumes between 1842 and 1894, in six sections: Zoology (five volumes), Botany (two volumes), Mineralogy (one volume), Geology (four volumes), Agriculture (five volumes), and Paleontology (thirteen volumes). The present set comprises the entire Mineralogy and Geology sections, uniformly bound. The mineralogy section was compiled by Lewis C. Beck, and describes all minerals found in the state. The ambitious geology survey was divided into four volumes, arranged geographically, covering the state from east to west. Each section had a different editor, and respective volumes were under the direction of William W. Mather, Ebenezer Emmons, Lardner Vanuxem, and James Hall. Numerous plates and illustrations adorned the volumes, most notably forty-two folding handcolored lithographed plates in Mather's volume. At the time of publication, these were the most extensive geological surveys published in the United States, and they served as models for the great United States surveys, such as the Railroad Surveys, in the next decade. MEISEL II, pp.615-16.

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        Petra, Showing the Upper or Eastern End of the Valley. March 8th 1839.

      London. 1842-9 - Size: 430 × 610 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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        Viaje Pintoresco a Las Dos Americas, Asia y Africa. Resumen Jeneral De Todos Los Viajes y Descubrimientos De Colon, Magallanes, Las Casas, Gomara, La Condamine, Ulloa, Jorje Juan, Humbolt, Molina, Cabot, Grijalva, Koempfer, Marco Polo, Forster, Etc, Etc.

      Imprenta y Libreria De Juan Oliveres, Barcelona 1842 - 3 VOLUMENES. Ilustrado con 4 mapas, ( America del Norte, America del Sur, Asia y Africa. ) varios retratos y seiscientas láminas finas dibujadas por M. De Saison y Julio Boilly, y grabados sobre acero por los mejores artistas francese. Texto a dos columnas. Algunas laminas estan oscurecidas pero sin imposibilitar su perfecta vision. En general las hojas de esta obra son blancas, sin estar amarillentas. Size: 28X20 [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        The Ravine. [Petra]

      London., 1842-9. March 10th 1839. Size: 605 x 425 mm. Original tinted lithograph. Additional hand colouring. Very good condition. Unobtrusive blind stamp. 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.

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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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        Remains of a Triumphal Arch at Petra. March 8th. 1839.

      London. 1842-9 - Size: 425 × 605 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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        Voyages de la commission scientifique du nord en Scandinavie, en Laponie au Spitzberg et aux Feröe pendant les années 1838, 1839 et 1840 sur la corvette La Recherche commandée par M. Fabvre, . (ZOOLOGIE).

      - Paris, A. Bertrand, (1842-1855). Folio. 76 handcoloured engraved plates. Later calf, identical richly blind- and gilt stamped covers, blind- and gilt stamped spine with 4 raised bands, inner dentelles, all edges gilt. cf. Nissen ZBI, 1469. The complete zoological part of this immense work, which was planned to consist of 20 volumes of text and 7 volumes of plates. But only 15 text-volumes and 448 (instead of 560) plates have been published. No text was issued to the beautifully handcoloured plates of the above zoological part, which is divided as follows: Birds 6 unnumbered plates; Fishes 20 plates (numbered 1, 4-9, 11-22 & 16bis); Crustacea 40 plates (numbered 1-11, 13-20, 22-31, 35-43 & 5a, 11b); Vermes, Coelenterata, Protozoa, 10 plates (numbered C-M). A beautifully bound copy. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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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]

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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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        Le Jardin Des Plantes. Description Complete, Historique et Pittoresque Du Muséum d'Histoire Naturelle, De La Ménagerie, Des Serres, Des Galeries De Minéralogie et d'Anatomie et De La Vallée Suisse. Animaux, Botanique, Anatomie, Minéral, Géoolgie, Zoologie

      Curmer, Paris 1842 - Anteportada - 2 láminas - portada - 2 h. - XXIVpp. - 2 láminas - 1 plano plegado - 416pp. - 114 láminas en negro y 5 bonitas láminas de flores coloreadas a mano a varias tintas = y = Anteportada - 1 lámina - portada - 2 láminas plegadas - 664pp. y 26 láminas en negro y 18 bellas láminas coloreadas a mano a varias tintas. También profusamente ilustrado entre texto. Correcto ejemplar, completo, alguna hoja con mácula. Elegante encuadernación de época a media piel y puntas. Lomeras con nervios y decoradas al oro. Cortes dorados. Size: 2 Vols. En 4º [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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        PUNCH or The London Charivari. Volumes II - XXXI.

      Published for the Proprietors, 1842 - 1856, London: - Profusely illustrated with woodcuts. The occasional binding rub. Amorial bookplate of William Wrixon Leycester. Shelf sticker to base of 1842 volume. A VG+ - Nr Fine set. Handsomely bound in red half-leather, gilt decorated spines, with marbled boards, edges & eps. 4to. 11" x 8-1/2". 1st edition thus. 15 books, with each containing 2 volumes of approximately 270 pages per volume [i.e., 540 pp / book]. [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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        Storia d'Italia continuata da quella del Guicciardini sino al 1814 : con annotazioni - [Complete in 6 volumes]

      Milano : Tipi Borroni e Scotti (1842-44) - Physical description 6 v : port ; 21 cm. Notes "Vita di Carlo Botta, scritta da Michele Sartorio": v. 6, p. i-xxii at end. Subject Italy - History - 1559-1789. Italy - History - 1789-1815. Near fine copies all in the original gilt-blocked, elaborately blind-tooled cloth. Slightest suggestion only of dust-dulling to the spine bands and panel edges. Remains a particularly well-preserved set overall; tight, bright, clean and strong. 4 Kg. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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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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        GROUP OF SIX AUTOGRAPH LETTERS, SIGNED, FROM CENTRAL GOLD RUSH FIGURE AND CALIFORNIA PIONEER, JOHANN (JOHN) AUGUSTUS SUTTER, TO FELLOW CALIFORNIA PIONEER, JEAN JACQUES VIOGET. ACCOMPANIED BY TWENTY-TWO OTHER MANUSCRIPT AND PRINTED DOCUMENTS CHRONICLING VIOGET'S LIFE IN CALIFORNIA AND SOUTH AMERICA].

      New Helvetia, Ca. February - June 1843 (for the Sutter letters). Accompanying documents dated between 1828 and 1862. 1842 - Six manuscript letters, totaling sixteen pages, written on quarto-sized or larger sheets. Accompanied by twenty-two other manuscript documents or partially printed forms, completed in manuscript. One letter with a 1 x 4- inch chip in the bottom edge, costing approximately eight words, otherwise the letters are in near fine condition, clear and legible. The remainder of the documents with some occasional wear or paper repairs. The entire collection in overall very good condition. A remarkable collection of six manuscript letters written in the early 1840s by California pioneer John A. Sutter, a central figure in the California gold rush. It was at Sutter's mill in Coloma that gold was found in January 1848, sparking the California gold rush and the greatest westward migration in American history. Any letters penned by Sutter from California in the 1840s are rare and quite desirable. These letters are among the earliest known Sutter letters from California, and they provide a great deal of insight and information on Sutter's early career in the Sacramento area, including his financial hardships, business ventures, interactions with emigrants, trappers, and Indians, and his efforts to defend his vast land claims against the encroachments of former associates. All were written from Sutter's Fort at "New Helvetia," and were sent to another important figure in the early history of California, Jean Jacques Vioget, a fellow Swiss immigrant, one of the first residents of San Francisco, and a prominent businessman, trader, and surveyor. Along with the six letters, which are all in Sutter's hand and are written in French (accompanied by English language translations), is a collection of twenty-two additional manuscripts and printed forms detailing Vioget's career. These added documents provide quite a bit of information on the life and activities of this little-known but important figure in the early history of the settlement of San Francisco. "Capt." John A. Sutter was born Johann Augustus Sutter in 1803 in Baden, Germany, of Swiss parents. Early in life he worked in a printing, publishing, and bookselling firm in Basel, before marrying in 1826 and opening his own dry goods and drapery store. He also served in the Berne militia for a time. When his business failed he emigrated to the United States, arriving in New York in 1834, and then travelled to the German colony at St. Louis. He became involved in the Santa Fe trade (making two journeys to the Southwest himself) before setting out for California (via Hawaii and Alaska), where he arrived in 1839. Sutter ingratiated himself with the various political leaders of California, and was granted by the Mexican government an estate of nearly 50,000 acres at the confluence of the Sacramento and American rivers. His land was meant to be an outpost guarding the frontier of Alta California against incursions by Indians and Russian fur traders. Sutter named the region "Nueva Helvetia" (New Switzerland), later commonly called "New Helvetia," and presided over the region as nearly an absolute ruler. Sutter constructed a strong fort, worked the land with the labor of some one thousand Indians, and began cultivating the region, also building a mill, raising cattle, and offering help to immigrants to the region. From the early 1840s, Sutter had to defend his land against fur traders, hostile Indians, and squatters. Often in these letters he complains of the losses he has sustained due to the activities of interlopers such as trader Michel La Framboise, chief of the Hudson's Bay Company, or due to betrayals by his former business associates. Paradoxically, the situation only worsened when Sutter's millwright, James Marshall, discovered gold at Sutter's Mill on Jan. 24, 1848. Soon Sutter's land was overrun by squatters and gold seekers who killed his cattle and used his crops. After California joined the United States in 1850, Sutter served in a variety of state and federal political positions, but he c

      [Bookseller: William Reese Company - Americana]
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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]

      [Bookseller: James Cummins Bookseller, ABAA]
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        Botanical miscellany [becoming The journal of Botany].

      Edinburgh: John Murray, 1830-1842. -

      [Bookseller: Andrew Isles Natural History Books]
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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]

      [Bookseller: Donald A. Heald Rare Books (ABAA)]
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