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

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

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        The Operatives' Magazine

      Lowell: Printed for the Association, by Wm. Schouler, 1842. First Edition. Hardcover. Fair. 8vo. iv, 128pp., 145pp-192pp. Three quarter leather binding with brownish marbled paper covered boards. Spine is perished. Boards and leather are very worn. Front end sheet removed. Text starting to separate into two sections midway through book. Light toning and scattered foxing to contents. The Operatives' Magazine includes numbers 1-8 (April-November, 1842) and numbers 10-12 (January-March 1842). Issue 10, December 1841, is missing. Bound in after the March issue of Operatives Magazine are five issues of "The Union Missionary Herald" January-May 1842. These issues are illustrated with one plate and a few sketches. The months of April and March are not bound in order. The Union Missionary Herald was an anti-Slavery publication.

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

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

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        The Countess of Salisbury. 3 vols.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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        Handbuch für Reisende in Griechenland. 2 Theile in 2 Bänden.

      Leipzig, Brockhaus, 1842. - 8°. XIV, 532 SS.; 3 Bll., 552 SS., 1 Bl. Neuere Pappbände mit golgeprägtem Rückenschild Brockhaus-Verz. 415; Griep-L. 983. Erste Ausgabe des seltenen Reiseführers durch Griechenland, das zu Anfang des 19. Jahrhunderts noch relativ unzugänglich war. Der erste Band gibt allgemeine Hinweise zum Reisen in Griechenland (Jahreszeiten, Kosten, Organisation etc.), ferner eine Geschichte (insbesondere der neueren Zeit, Befreiungskampf, Kapodistrias, König Otto.), Landeskunde, Routenvorschlage, Verkehrspläne und eine Bibliographie. Band 2 enthält Reiseführerinformationen zu einzelnen Orten in alphabetischer Anordnung. Neigebaur (1783-1866) ist vor allem mit den 'Ansichten aus der Cavalierperspective' und dem 'Cavalier auf Reisen' bekannt geworden. Das vorliegende Werk verfasste er zusammen mit Ferdinand Adelhoven, der selbst in Athen lebte. "- Etwas gebräunt, nur die Titelblätter mit mehreren, leider etwas unschönen modernen Stempeln, sonst sauber und ordentlich, sowie nett gebunden. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Winkles's Architectural and Picturesque Illustrations of the Cathedral Churches of England and Wales (3 Volumes complete)

      Effingham Wilson & Charles Tilt, London 1842 - Important illustrated architectural work credited with helping to launch the Gothic Revival style of architecture in Great Britain. Robert Garland made the sketches for this work while the historical text was produced by Thomas Moule. Henry Winkles is given credit for the works on the title page. Winkles (1801 - 1860) was an English architectural illustrator, printer and engraver, who while very influential in Britain also founded the first steel engraving studio in Karlsruhe, Germany along with Karl Ludwig Frommel.The volumes are illustrated with ground plans and wonderful engraved views.Vol 1: xx, 144pp, Frontispiece & 60 full page plates. It includes Salisbury, Canterbury, York, St. Paul's, Wells, Rochester, and Winchester cathedrals.Vol 2: viii, 140pp, Frontispiece & 60 plates. It includes Lincoln, Chichester, Ely, Peterborough, Norwich, Exeter, Bristol, and Oxford cathedrals.Vol 3: xvi, 160pp, Frontispiece & 60 plates. Includes Lichfield, Gloucester, Hereford, Worcester, Durham, Carlisle, Chester, Ripon, St. David's, Llandaff, St. Asaph's and Bangor cathedrals.3-volume quarto set (complete). 4to. Each plate with tissue guard; all volumes have added engraved half-title. Contemporary 3/4 calf binding & marble boards with 5 raised bands and gilt title on spine. Half title of Vol 3 is loose and chipped around the edges, other wise the set is in very good clean condition. OCLC: 59760066. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Ueber das Schielen und die Heilung desselben durch die Operation.

      Berlin, A. Förstner, 1842, 8, VIII, 220 pp., mit 3 (2 gefalteten) lithographierten Tafeln mit 30 Abbildungen, schöner Halbledereinband der Zeit feines Exemplar. Erste Ausgabe dieser epochalen Schrift, in einem schönen und gut erhaltenen Exemplar! "Die Erfindung der Schiel-Operation würde allein genügen seinen Namen unsterblich zu machen". Albrecht v. Graefe, Dtsch. Kl. 1853, p.357 First Edition. "The first successful attempt at treating strabismus by myotomy. The operation was later abandoned owing to the frequently disastrous final effects." The present work is a full account of the author"s method for correcting strabismus by severing the tendons of the eye muscles. The results of 1,200 operations are summarized. Johann Friedrich Dieffenbach (1792-1847) and Stromeyer shared the Monthyon prize of the Institut de France for their pioneering studies of this procedure" BeckerGarrison-Morton 5856 Becker collection in Ophthalmology 110 Norman 638

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        American Notes.

      Chapman & Hall. 1842 - FIRST EDITION, 1st issue. 2 vols. Half titles, ad. leaf preceding half title vol. I, 6pp. cata. vol. II; a few marks in text. Orig. purple cloth, blocked in blind, spines lettered in gilt; expertly recased, spines faded to brown. The first issue, with the second page of Contents misnumbered ?xvi? Bought by Kathleen Tillotson for 2/-. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Douze vues des Vallées de Lauterbrunnen & Meyringen. Dessinées d?après nature. 2me cahier.

      chez Wessel, grande rue à Genève, (6 planches: Imp. Schmid, Genève - 10 planches: Imprimé par Betremieux, Lith de Schmid à Genève), s.d. (1842), - 48.5x32.5 cm (feuille), 16 planches lithogr. (sur 18) signées sur la pierre ?A. CALAME F.?, tirages sur ?Chine appliqué?, qqs rousseurs sur le papier support, couverture jaune originale avec texte et ill. lithogr. Couverture déchirée, manques de papier surtout aux bords). Il y a un mélange entre le 1er cahier (6 vues) et le 2me cahier (12 vues). Voici les titres des planches disponibles: Lac de Thoune Canton de Berne / Vue prise à Lauterbrunnen / Un chalet à Unterseen / Le Reichenbach à Rosenlaui / A Meyringen / Vallée de Hasli / Le Schmaddribach Vallée de Lauterbrunnen / Route du Grimsel Ober-hasli / A la Handeck / A Lauterbrunnen / Environs de Thoune / A Guttanen Route du Grimsel / Un Châlet A Lauterbrunnen / Le Schwartz-Wald Sur la Scheideck / Cours de l?Aar à la Handeck / La Gorge Obscure à Meyringen.Please notify before visiting to see a book. Prices are excl. VAT/TVA (only Switzerland) & postage. 16 Ansichten im Orig.-Umschlag (Umschlag mit Rissen u. Papier-Verlust). Unterlag-Papiere etwas stockfleckig). [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Grundzüge der Wissenschaftlichen Botanik nebst einer methodologischen Einleitung. . . Two volumes in one.

      Leipzig: E A. Brockhaus for Wilhelm Engelmann, 1842. 1st Edition. Hardcover. 8vo - over 7¾ - 9¾" tall. 1842-1843. 8vo (210 x 130 mm). [i-xi] xii-xxvi, [1] 2-289 [3]; [i-v] vi-xvii, [1] 2-564 pp., including half-titles, errata leaf at end of vol. I, pp. 225-240 misbound after p.272 in vol. I, errata on pp. [559]-564 in vol. II. Contemporary half cloth over marbled boards, spine lettered in gilt (head of spine chipped, extremities little rubbed and chipped, upper inner hinge cracked, corners bumped, front endpaper repaired, binding somewhat weak, tape residue to boards). Light browning and occasional minor spotting of text, some dog-earing and creasing to lower corner, little staining of second half title from formerly inserted pressed plant. Provenance: Botanische Staatssammlung München (library stamps to front flyleaf, half-title and some text pages, shelf mark in pencil to half-title). Still very good copy. Collated complete. ----Dibner 31; Horblit 93b; Sparrow 177; Norman 1908; Pritzel 8224; Waller 11732; D.S.B XII, p.174-5. - FIRST EDITION, AND EXCEPTIONALLY RARE, of Schleiden's most extensive and influential botanical work. Schleiden's botany textbook "introduced new pedagogical standards that were to dominate the teaching of botany for years... Schleiden considered the inductive method the only valid one in biology, and the first part of the book constitutes an important document for the study of the methodology of natural history... The entire structure of Schleiden's textbook was fundamentally new. The lengthy work begins with a study of the material elements of the plant. Next there is a large section on plant cytology [which expands upon Schleiden's important 1838 article on cell formation], and then a treatment of morphology and organology. The book, which established the teaching of botany on a completely new basis, was often reprinted and appeared in various translations and adaptations" (DSB XII, p.174-5). "Schleiden eagerly applied himself to the microscopic study of plant structure and growth. From it he derived the imponant conclusion that the cell was the basic unit of any living organism, plant or animal. The latter were no more than aggregates of individual, independent, complete beings - the cells themselves." (Dibner 31). The separate 3-leaf errata in vol. II that is mentioned in Norman 1908 appears to be a ghost (the errata is found on pp. 559-564). This work is quite rare. The last copy recorded at auction was the Norman copy (Christie's, New York, 1998, lot 1289, sold USD 4025.00). - Visit our website for additional images and information. Very Good.

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        Le Opere di Galileo Galilei. Prima Edizione Completa. 15 Bände + Supplementband = 16 Bände. Condotti Sugli Autentici Manoscritti Palatini. Ed. Eugenio Alberi. - E Dedicata A S. A. I. e R. Leopoldo II. Granduca di Toscana.

      Firenze, Societa Editrice Fiorentina, 1842-1856. 16 Bände Zus. ca. 7500 S. Mit einem Porträt und zus. 85 Ausklapptafeln. Gr.-8°. Halbledereinbände der Zeit mit marmorierten Überzugspapieren. Beste und vollständigste Ausgabe der Werke Galileis. - Ausgeschiedenes Bibliotheksexemplar mit Stempeln auf den Titelblättern. Einbände etwas beschabt und bestoßen, vornehmlich die Kapitale. Die Seiten sind stellenweise alters- bzw. braunfleckig. Sonst im inneren Bereich tadellos erhalten. Versand D: 5,00 EUR

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        Un court voyage à Plombières et à travers une petite partie de la Suisse par M.L.C.D.B.D.L.V A.C.D.G.

      Metz, Typographie de Dembour et Gangel, 1842, - gr. in-8vo, 428 p. avec qqs vignettes gravées + 2 ff. (errata et table) + 4 gravures, faux-titre et titre avec petit manque de papier au coin et tache d?eau, Ex-Libris avec initiales et nom ?Frederick Gardiner? avec devise ?My Hope is constant in thee?, reliure en d.-cuir aux coins d?époque. Rare. L'auteur serait, selon d?autres informations : ?Ferdinand de Bony de La Vergne?, malgré la feuille de dédicace signée ?celui qui l?écrivait. Cherlperman? Le voyage est fait en diligence. Le problème, c?est que les diligences sont souvent pleines et pour cela le séjour à Fribourg s?est vu prolongé. Notre voyageur-auteur a bien vite trouvé un autre gite bien meilleur et beaucoup moins cher que celui des premiers jours, avec qqs indications sur les diff. prix pratiqués pour touristes. Voyage de Bâle , Soleure, Berne, Fribourg, Lausanne et Genève, puis le retour en France: Lyon, Nancy, Metz, Boulay. Les planches gravées satiriques et la vue sont tirées à Metz et montrent: 1) à la page 97: La mort et la demoiselle (scène de dance-des-morts) / 2) Vue de Fribourg (Suisse) (Vue de la ville avec le Pont-Suspendu. (Par:) Dembour et Gangel, Metz) / 3) Heidegger et Lord Chesterfield (concours ?Qui est le plus vilain??) / 4) Planche de musique ?Ancien Air toujours joué à la Procession Depternach (= Echternach - Luxembourg), depuis cinq siècles. Récit de voyage plein de petits détails et curiosités.Please notify before visiting to see a book. Prices are excl. VAT/TVA (only Switzerland) & postage. Wäber p. 75 sous Chelpermann (et: Chalpermann) (deux fois faux! la dédicace imprimée est signée CHERLPERMAN). Rero - ; Helveticat (sous : Ferdinand de Bony de La Vergne ?) ; OCLC Worldcat - [Attributes: Signed Copy]

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        Scènes de la vie privée et publique des animaux

      Chez Hetzel et Paulin 1842 - - Chez Hetzel et Paulin, A Paris 1842, 18x26,5cm, 386pp. et 390pp., 2 volumes reliés. - Edition originale, admirablement illustrée de 201 figures hors-texte et de 120 vignettes par Grandville. Reliures en demi chagrin noir d'époque. Dos à faux nerfs orné de caissons à froid. Titres et tomaisons dorés. Plats de papier chagriné noir. Légers frottements. Ensemble très frais, doué d'un papier bien blanc, malgré quelques rares pâles rousseurs éparses. Bel exemplaire, sobre et de qualité. On ne présente plus cette publication célèbre, satire de la société contemporaine parisienne du Second empire, dont l'entreprise est due à Hetzel, qui sous le pseudonyme de Stahl a signé plusieurs textes et a commandé des textes aux plumes les plus célèbres de l'époque : Balzac, Musset, Sand, La Bedollière. Le dernier chapitre raconte l'emprisonnement des différents écrivains que l'on peut voir dans différents emplacements au Jardin des plantes. Une des grandes oeuvres d'imagination de Grandville, pleine de verve et de fantaisie. [AUTOMATIC ENGLISH TRANSLATION FOLLOWS] first edition, admirably illustrated with 201 figures out of text and 120 vignettes by Grandville. Bindings in black half chagrin. Back with false nerves decorated with cold boxes. Titles and golden tones. boards of black shagreen paper. Slight friction. Very fresh set, endowed with a very white paper, in spite of a few scattered pale reds. Beautiful exemplary, sober and quality. This famous publication, satire of the contemporary Parisian society of the Second Empire, is no longer exhibited, the work of which is due to Hetzel, who under the pseudonym of Stahl has signed several texts and commissioned texts with the most famous plumes of the " Balzac, Musset, Sand, La Bedollière . The last chapter tells the imprisonment of the different writers that can be seen in different locations in the Jardin des Plantes. One of the great works of imagination of Grandville, full of verve and fantasy. 386pp. et 390pp. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Al'bom Gogolevskikh Tipov.

      Folio. 4 pages, 30 plates with wood engravings. Private red cloth binding, richly illustrated and all edges red. The binding is a bit stained, name on title, otherwise fine. The illustrations are based on Gogols masterpiece "Death Souls", published in 1842. Very rare. With a preface by Stojunin. This volume belonged to the pianist and music educator Télémarque Lambrino (1878-1930), who was born in Odessa, with his full page signature on the front fly. Sehr seltene Pulbikation mit großartigen Karikaturen im Stil Daumiers, basierend auf Gogols Meisterwerk Tote Seelen, welches 1842 erschien.

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        Collections of the Georgia Historical Society. Volume 2.

      Freeman and Bolles. Hardcover. 1842. Volume 2. Green cloth boards have wear with the corners rubbed though- a circular cup stain on the front board and fraying of the cloth at the spine ends. Otherwise clean, has a good binding, short inscription in pencil from I.K. Tefft (noted in a footnote on the first page of first chapter) to Col. John Millidge (Milledge?)- otherwise few pages have notes/underlining in pencil. Feel free to further inquire. Ships from our bookstore in West Columbia, S.C.! . Good. 1842.

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        An American Dictionary of the English Language. First Edition in Octavo, containing the whole vocabulary of the Quarto, with corrections, improvements, and several thousand additional words; To which is prefixed an introductory dissertation on the origin, history and connection of the languages of western Asia and Europe, with an explanation of the principles on which languages are formed

      New Haven: Published by the Author. Sold by Crocker & Brewster, Boston, [etc.] ... Printed by B.L. Hamlen, 1842. Second edition, first octavo edition. Engraved portrait frontispiece to vol.I by Asher Brown Durand after Samuel F.B. Morse, no printer's name given. lxxvi, 938; 1004 pp. 2 vols. Large 8vo (10-1/2 x 6 7/8 inches; 269 x 174 mm). Contemporary speckled sheep, contrasting morocco spine labels, marbled endpapers, marbled edges. Covers scuffed, joints worn, some light spotting to text, some worming to vol. I, not affecting text. Morse, Samuel French B. Second edition, first octavo edition. Engraved portrait frontispiece to vol.I by Asher Brown Durand after Samuel F.B. Morse, no printer's name given. lxxvi, 938; 1004 pp. 2 vols. Large 8vo (10-1/2 x 6 7/8 inches; 269 x 174 mm). The Second Edition, The First Unabridged Octavo Edition. A fine copy of the rare second and first octavo edition of Webster's unabridged dictionary, the last that Webster published before his death in 1843. This is the textually best edition published in Webster's lifetime, incorporating his final revisions, 5,000 new definitions, and a preface and introduction "on the origin, history and connection of the languages of western Asia and Europe, with an explanation of the principles on which languages are formed." Skeel notes that 3,000 copies of this edition were printed, fewer than the 5 or 6 thousand that Webster wanted, but more than the 2,500 of the 1828 first edition. A prospectus (Skeel 585) advertised the edition at $13 (sheep) and $14 (calf, gilt). The work was in the press for over a year; a note in Webster's hand on a copy in the Connecticut State Library states "First signature of this edition impressed Oct. 22, 1839. Last sheet impressed January 30, 1841 15 months & days." The edition sold slowly, with nearly half of the run still in sheets at the time of Webster's death. Skeel 586; cf. Grolier American 36; cf. PMM 291; cf. Sabin 102335. Provenance: George W. Turner (of Elmscourt or Elms Court, Natchez, Mississippi, inscription in both volumes dated 1842)

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        Quelques Recherches Sur L'apoplexie Nerveuse ; Gérard Marchant, Observations Faites Dans Les Pyrénées Pour Servir À l'Étude Des Causes Du Crétinisme (Envoi Autographe de l'auteur)

      Paris - Rignoux 1842 - In-4° relié, demi-chagrin lila moderne, en parfait état - PERFECT COPY - Reliés à la suite Gérard MARCHANT, Observations faites dans les Pyrénées pour servir à l'étude des causes du crétinisme (Rignoux, 1842), 66 pp, nbrx tableaux in-texte. Envoi de l'auteur. H. ANCEAUME, De la mélancolie (Méquignon, 1818), 211 pp. Thèse de médecine soutenue sous la direction de Pinel et Esquirol (la thèse la plus importante de l'époque sur le mal d amour ; Edme COUROT, Considérations générales sur les causes de l aliénation mentale et réflexion sur cette maladie (Didot, 1824) [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

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        Les campagnes de Mademoiselle Thérèse Figueur, aujourd'hui Madame veuve Sutter, ex-dragon aux 15e et 9e régiments de 1793 à 1815, écrites sous sa dictée par St-Germain Leduc.

      Paris, Dauvin et Fontaine 1842 - in-8, XV-251 pp., bradel demi-percaline grise à coins, dos orné (rel. postérieure). Ex-libris Kergorlay. Edition originale rare. Tulard, 1391. "Une visite au premier consul et la guerre d'Espagne forment les épisodes saillants de ces très suspects mémoires de la véritable Madame Sans-Gêne". À consulter également pour la période révolutionnaire, avec notamment sa relation du siège de Toulon (Fierro, 1375). [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Coloured Illustrations of British Birds, and their Eggs.

      London: G. W. Nickisson (volumes I & II); Simpkin, Marshall, & Co. (volumes III-VI); Willis and Sotheran (volume VII), 1842—57 - 7 volumes, octavo (216 x 130 mm). Contemporary red pebble-grain morocco, richly gilt spines, gilt two-line border on sides enclosing gilt roll-tool border, gilt edges, gilt roll tool turn-ins, marbled endpapers. From the library of Irish judge and discerning book collector William O'Brien (1832-99), which was endowed on his death to the Milltown Park Jesuit Library, Dublin; this set carries his post-mortem bookplate, Milltown Park library tickets, bequest labels and library stamps (mostly to titles). Scattered minor spotting to covers, occasional foxing. An excellent set. 427 hand-coloured lithograph plates (105 showing eggs), 7 uncoloured plates, by Meyer and Mary Anne Meyer. First octavo edition, with the Willis and Sotheran reissue of volume VII (the Preface to volume I is dated 1852). The original folio edition of 1835–41 is described by Mullens and Swann as "one of our most valuable illustrated works on ornithology". Henry Leonard Meÿer involved his whole family in the production of his books, his wife assisting with drawing and lithography and his children with the hand-colouring (see Christine Jackson, Bird Illustrators: Some Artists in Early Lithography). Mullens & Swann pp. 403–4.

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        nouveau système métrique décimal instauré par la loi du 4 juillet 1837

      Renard, PARIS 1842 - V Michaut-Delacroix Tables de¿cimales ou comptes re¿solus du prix des objets d'apre¿s le syste¿me obligatoire des poids et mesures, suivies de tables comparatives . Paris : Renard, 1842 In-8, 484 pp., reliure de l' époque signée par Masson en plein maroquin vert, richement orné aux fers dorés au dos et de filets d'encadrements aux plats, plats doublés en maroquin rouge, toutes tranches dorées. Exceptionnel exemplaire offert à Louis-Philippe Ier, roi des Français, avec l' inscription aux lettres dorées sur le contreplat " Offet au Roi par l'auteur V. Michaut Delacroix . Accompagné d'une très belle lettres manuscrite de 4 pages signée, adressée au Roi, dans laquelle l'auteur présente l'utilité de son livre de solutions numériques et parle en termes élogieux du nouveau système métrique décimal adopté de manière exclusive en France sous Louis Philippe Ier, instauré par la loi du 4 juillet 1837( mis en voguer au 1er Janvier 1840), remplaçant les "Mesures usuelles" de Napoléon Ier instauré en 1812 et qui était un compromis entre le système métrique et les mesures traditionnelles. On lit sur la page 3 : "la deuxième partie présente encore diverses solutions utiles à plusieurs branches du commerce dont vous-êtes le plus ferme protecteur: votre génie le fait briller avec tant d'éclat à travers les écueils d'une politique ennemie dont il domine toutes les combinaisons par la puissance de ses ressorts! Il tient enchaîné le démon de la guerre qui depuis des années secoue [.?] ses horribles flammes ." Exemplaire revêtu d'une luxieuse reliure signée par Masson ( Relieur à Troyes) en plein maroquin vert, richement orné aux fers dorés au dos et de filets d'encadrements des plats, plats doublés en maroquin rouge, toutes tranches dorées. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

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        Scènes de la vie privée et publique des animaux. Études de moeurs contemporaines. 2 Volumes

      J. Hetzel & Paulin, Éditeurs, Paris 1842 - 2 volumes grands in-8. 6f., 386, 5f.; 4f., 390, 4f. Demi-maroquins grenat à coins, ex libris gravé aux premiers contre-plats, tranches supérieures dorées. Très légère usure aux reliures. Collationé, complet des 201 planches hors-texte. Nombreuses illustrations et vignettes dans le texte. Remarquable ensemble constituant une satire de la société française de l'époque. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Terracotten des Königlichen Museums zu Berlin.

      Berlin, Reimer, 1842. - Mit 64 (9 Kolorierten) lithographischen Tafeln (die doppelblattgrosse Tafel nummeriert LII und LIII). VIII, 2 Blatt, 1 Blatt, 163 Seiten, Halblederband der Zeit, 35,5 x 28 cm, Einband etwas berieben, innen Titel und einige Seiten gebräunt bzw. stockfleckig, meist jedoch sauber. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        PARALIPOMENI DELLA BATRACOMIOMACHIA. PARIGI, BAUDRY, 1842.

      PARIGI, BAUDRY, 1842. "In-8ø; 142 pp.; copertine editoriali a stampa (dorso restaurato). Ottimo esemplare conservato in una scatola in mezzo marocchino avana." "Prima edizione di questo poemetto satirico stampata a Parigi poich‚ in Italia avrebbe corso forti rischi di incappare

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        LIZARS' EDINBURGH GEOGRAPHICAL GENERAL ATLAS:

      - containing maps of every empire, state, and kingdom; with a tabular view of the heights of the great mountain chains, and a very copious and comprehensive consulting index. Compiled, drawn, and engraved, from the latest and most authentic sources. The maps of the New British Colonies upon an extra large scale; and the whole engraved upon sixty-nine plates . Pp. [2](title, verso blank)+[2](Consulting Index, verso blank)+[4](\i Table of mountain chains, together with the altitudes of their principal summits, being a double page spread printed on one side only and featuring an engraved headpiece illustration)+[4](another double page spread, printed on one side only, comprising an alphabetical listing of mountains, the text apparently incomplete)+12(Index to the name of places and maps), with 68 double page lithographed maps, hand-coloured in outline and numbered 1-31 and 33-69 [number 32 was omitted]; med. folio; the text block disbound and inserted onto stubs (but with the double page spreads intact); contained within a slightly larger (super roy. folio) full vellum binding (possibly eighteenth century?), handsomely decorated in gilt with vellum interlacing and yapped edges, lacking the fore-edge ties and slightly soiled; upper headband loose; some marginal chips and tears (mainly to fore-edges), with a tissue paper repair to fore-edge of title page, several other edges brittle, with some tape repairs, scattered light foxing, soiling and browning, but overall in very good order; W. H. Lizars, Edinburgh, n.d.[1842]? *Lacking some text between the end of list of mountains and beginning of alphabetical listing, but a substantially extra-illustrated copy, with an additional 35 maps on different paper stocks (of various sizes, places, publishers and dates, two eighteenth century, the others later, a couple with institutional stamps on reverse). Includes two maps (United States and Mexico) showing the Republic of Texas, which was a sovereign state from 1836 to 1846. A listing of the extra maps is available on request. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Zur Erkenntniss unsrer staatswirthschaftlichen Zustände. Erstes Heft: Fünf Theoreme [no more published].

      Neubrandenburg-Friedland, G. Barnewitz, 1842. - 8vo. VIII, 175 (but: 177), (1) pp. Near-contemporary half cloth with marbled boards and ms. spine label. First edition of this "important little text" (Mombert) on the theory of value, interest and ground rent by the "founder of scientific socialism" (ADB). The economist Rodbertus defended the labor theory of value as well as the view that interest or profit is theft. He regarded the social question as a purely economic one. His principal doctrines were that the workman's share of the nation's industrial income tends constantly to decline; that land rent and interest are the result of the exploitation of the working classes; that the shares in the distribution of wealth are not entirely the result of permanent, universal economic forces, but the result of historical evolution and the prevailing legal system; and that the laborer's purchasing power is small and the capitalist and landlord classes, instead of increasing their consumption of luxuries, invest their savings in new factories, and in otherwise increasing the means of production, with the inevitable result that commodities of common consumption are produced in excess. Eugen von Böhm-Bawerk thought that Rodbertus's exposition of the exploitation theory was superior to that of Karl Marx in profundity and coherence. - Somw browning and foxing (stronger in first and final leaves); numerous notes and underlinings by a contemporary reader (mostly in pencil). Einaudi 4806. Kress C 5941. Menger 309. Humpert 8130. Stammhammer I, 205, 13. Mombert 391. ADB XXVIII, 742. Krieg, MNE II, 172. Not in Borst. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Das malerische und romantische Westphalen

      1842. 236 S. mit 28 Stahlstichen. (Stiche teils braunfleckig.), angebunden:Franz Dingelstedt:Das Weserthal von Münden bis Minden. Krieger. Cassel. (o.J.1844). Das malerische und romantische Deutschland. Supplement. 138 S. m. 25 Stahlstichen (nicht 36 wie angegeben, es sind nur 25 Stahlstiche incl. Titelblatt erschienen)(teils braunfleckig) Bild eines Stahlstiches, sehr schöne Stahlstiche, kräftige Abzüge. Langewiesche,Volckmar. Barmen,Leipzig. 1842. Guter Zustand/Good condition. Halbleder der Zeit der Entstehung/Hardcover. Rücken m. Gold-Aufschrift und Goldverzierung. Sprache: deutsch/german.

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        Memorie di un viaggio pittorico ne littorale Austriaco.

      Trieste For the authors 1842 - Folio (58.5 x 44 cm). Lithographed title, frontispiece, map and 42 plates lithographed by Kunz, Linassi and Selb, after Selb and Tischbein; some mostly marginal spotting, this more pronounced in the title. Contemporary moiré cloth binding, the upper cover with a large green morocco label lettered in gilt, brown coated endpapers, some wear at the spine ends, extremities rubbed, front hinge starting, endpapers creased. Fine, fresh example of the first edition, with English aristocratic provenance. A rare series of views of Trieste and the coastline of the Istrian peninsula, then part of the Austro-Hungarian Empire. August Tischbein exhibited in Vienna between 1842 and 1867 and was known as a painter of landscapes, architecture and genre; all are represented here. August Selb( 1812-1859) was born in Munich, studied under his father, the artist and lithographer Josef, and at the Munich academy. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Scènes de la vie privée et publique des animaux Études de moeurs contemporaines 2 Volumes

      Paris: J. Hetzel & Paulin, Éditeurs, 1842. Demi-cuir à coins. Très bon. Grandville. 2 volumes grands in-8. 6f., 386, 5f.; 4f., 390, 4f. Demi-maroquins grenat à coins, ex libris gravé aux premiers contre-plats, tranches supérieures dorées. Très légère usure aux reliures. Collationé, complet des 201 planches hors-texte. Nombreuses illustrations et vignettes dans le texte. Remarquable ensemble constituant une satire de la société française sous le Second Empire.

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        Encampment of the Piekann Indians, near Fort McKenzie on the Muscleshell River

      Philadelphia: Daniel Rice & James G. Clark, 1842. Hand-coloured lithograph. Very good condition apart from some minor soiling on the sheet. A fine image from McKenney and Hall's 'Indian Tribes of North America': `One of the most important [works] ever published on the American Indians' (Field),` a landmark in American culture' (Horan) and an invaluable contemporary record of a vanished way of life.A detailed print of the bustling military camp of the nomadic Piekann Indians near Fort McKenzie. A subgroup of the Blackfoot tribe, the Piekann or Piegan inhabited the Plains and Prairies of North America and were the quintessential Plains Indians.McKenney and Hall's 'Indian Tribes of North America' has long been renowned for its faithful portraits of Native Americans. The portraits are largely based on paintings by the artist Charles Bird King, who was employed by the War Department to paint the Indian delegates visiting Washington D.C., forming the basis of the War Department's Indian Gallery. Most of King's original paintings were subsequently destroyed in a fire at the Smithsonian, and their appearance in McKenney and Hall's magnificent work is thus our only record of the likenesses of many of the most prominent Indian leaders of the nineteenth century. Numbered among King's sitters were Sequoyah, Red Jacket, Major Ridge, Cornplanter, and Osceola.After six years as Superintendent of Indian Trade, Thomas McKenney had become concerned for the survival of the Western tribes. He had observed unscrupulous individuals taking advantage of the Native Americans for profit, and his vocal warnings about their future prompted his appointment by President Monroe to the Office of Indian Affairs. As first director, McKenney was to improve the administration of Indian programs in various government offices. His first trip was during the summer of 1826 to the Lake Superior area for a treaty with the Chippewa, opening mineral rights on their land. In 1827, he journeyed west again for a treaty with the Chippewa, Menominee , and Winebago in the present state of Michigan. His journeys provided an unparalleled opportunity to become acquainted with Native American tribes. When President Jackson dismissed him from his government post in 1839, McKenney was able to turn more of his attention to his publishing project. Within a few years, he was joined by James Hall, a lawyer who had written extensively about the west.McKenney and Hall saw their work as a way of preserving an accurate visual record of a rapidly disappearing culture. (Gilreath).Cf. BAL 6934; cf. Bennett p.79; cf. Field 992; cf. Howes M129; cf. Lipperhiede Mc4; cf. Reese, Stamped With A National Character p. 24; Sabin 43410a.

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        A skin lodge of an Assiniboin chief

      Paris, Coblenz and London 1842 - Hand-coloured aquatint engraving by Salathé and Hurlimann after Bodmer. Blindstamp. (Small repaired tear to left blank margin). A fine image containing all the essentials a Plains Indian needed or wanted to sustain life. On June 10th 1833, a camp of about twenty five tipis was set up by a band of Assiniboin near Fort Union, at the junction of the Missouri and Yellowstone rivers. The tipi in the foreground is painted with bear figures: the owner of this tipi was assumed to have strong supernatural powers (an essential for success in battle, or for aid in treating the sick). In front of the tipi the chief's wife loads a travois harnessed to a dog: these elegantly simple constructions consisted of a netted circular platform attached to long poles and were used to transport baggage. A group of three unused travois stand propped to the left of the woman. The chief relaxes against a rolled blanket in the lee of the tipi, shaded from the afternoon sun, bow in hand, watching his wife work. To his left his small son wrestles playfully with one of the other dogs which follow the band. A warrior returns on horse back with news of game or buffalo. 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.

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        Diplomatarium dalecarlicum. Urkunder rörande landskapet Dalarne, samlade och utgifne af C. G. Kröningssvärd och J. Lidén. 1-3.

      - Stockholm, Nordström/ Falun, J. F. Åkerblom, 1842-46. 4:o. X,+ 312 s.+ 2 litogr. planscher; (4),+ 312,+ (4); (4),+ 246,+ 68 s. Första delen med fuktrand i inre marginal första 30 sidorna och med fläckar och lagerfläckar, registret i del tre med likaledes med fuktrand i inre marginal. Tillsammans med: KRÖNINGSSVÄRD, Carl Gustaf (utg.). Diplomatarium dalecarlicum. Urkunder rörande landskapet Dalarne, samlade och utgifne af C. G. Kröningssvärd. Supplement. Stockholm, hos A. Cedergren, 1853. 4:o. (4),+ 61 s.+ litogr. runnyckel. Samt: Chronologiskt register på alla i Diplomatarium Dalekarlicum införda urkunder. Stockholm, N. Marcus, 1853. 4:o. 96 s. Lagerfläckig. Återkommande ljus fuktrand i nedre marginalen. Samt: Genealogiska tabeller. Stockholm, N. Marcus, 1853. 4:o. (56) s. Nött samtida hfrbd, guldornerad rygg med upphöjda bind och blå titeletikett. Supplementet häftad, oskuret och ouppsprättat, i samtida blått pappersomslag. Två volymer. Setterwall 550 & 221. Wingborg, Litteratur om Dalarna 7753. Ågren 1826. Lidén medverkade endast i del ett av Diplomatariet, därefter tog Kröningssvärd ensam över utgivningen. Med samtliga sällsynta tillägg; supplementet, det separata kronologiska registret och genealogiska tabeller, alla från 1853.

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        A skin lodge of an Assiniboin chief

      Paris, Coblenz and London, 1842. Hand-coloured aquatint engraving by Salathé and Hurlimann after Bodmer. Blindstamp. (Small repaired tear to left blank margin). A fine image containing all the essentials a Plains Indian needed or wanted to sustain life. On June 10th 1833, a camp of about twenty five tipis was set up by a band of Assiniboin near Fort Union, at the junction of the Missouri and Yellowstone rivers. The tipi in the foreground is painted with bear figures: the owner of this tipi was assumed to have strong supernatural powers (an essential for success in battle, or for aid in treating the sick). In front of the tipi the chief's wife loads a travois harnessed to a dog: these elegantly simple constructions consisted of a netted circular platform attached to long poles and were used to transport baggage. A group of three unused travois stand propped to the left of the woman. The chief relaxes against a rolled blanket in the lee of the tipi, shaded from the afternoon sun, bow in hand, watching his wife work. To his left his small son wrestles playfully with one of the other dogs which follow the band. A warrior returns on horse back with news of game or buffalo. 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.

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        [WORKS] The Comedies, Histories, Tragedies and Poems of William Shakspere Edited by Charles Knight

      London: Charles Knight and Company, 1842. 12 volumes. A very early edition, being the second, of Knight's highly important Shakespeare. With handsome engraved illustrations throughout the text. Tall 8vos, in very proper and attractive full contemporary calf, the spines richly gilt decorated in compartments between gilt stippled bands, two compartments with contrasting dark brown and red morocco labels lettered and decorated in gilt, the boards with gilt ruled frames, gilt decorated edges and blind rolled turn-ins, the endleaves and all edges finely marbled. A very fine and handsome set, internally fresh and clean with no foxing or spotting at all, text firm and appearing unread, the binding sturdy and very attractive with solid hinges and only the most minor of evidence of shelving at the tips and edges, uncommonly fresh and well preserved. A FINE EARLY SET OF KNIGHT'S IMPORTANT EDITION. It contains Knight's excellent preface, dedications and all the notes on various readings and indexes. The vignette style engravings found throughout the plays are a delightful addition as well. "The text given by Mr. Knight... is founded upon the most careful collations; and a reason is assigned in those editions for every deviation from the received text of the modern copies. To print the Text of the Words of Shakespeare, such as we may judge that it proceeded from his pen, so as to make his real words accessible to all, is the object..."

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        A Practical Treatise on Brewing; showing the cause and prevention of acidity in malt liquors.

      Printed by R. Boyd Upper Street Islington. 1842. 8vo., original blind stamped cloth lettered in gilt on upper board. With folding plate. Lacking backstrip and with some heavy foxing. First edition of a rare brewing pamphlet by Professor Thomas Hitchcock. Although not a lovely copy this is a difficult work to find.

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        Austria : Erster Typometrischer Atlas ; für Geschäftsleute jeder Art, Gymnasien, Schulen und Zeitungsleser von Franz Raffelsberger, Geograph und Mitglied mehrerer gelehrten Gesellschaften, Inhaber der goldenen Verdienst- Medaillen für Kunst, Wissenschaft und Industrie, S. S. M. M. des Kaisers von Österreich, des Königs von Frankreich, Preussen, Sachsen, Sicillien, Sardinien, etc. etc.

      Wien Verlag der k. k. a. p. ersten typo-graphischen Kunst-Anstalt 1842 vermutlich 2. Auflage, Halblederband der Zeit, gr.-2°, [Einbandformat ca. 55 x 45 cm] Titelblatt bzw. wohl Lieferungsumschlag auf Trägerpapier kaschiert, und 15 Karten im Farbendruck, nämlich: 1.Generalkarte des Kaiserthumes. / 2. Erzherzogthum Österreich mit Salzburg / 3., 4. 5. Und 6. Blatt Königreich Ungarn in 4 Einzelblättern / 7. Königreich Böhmen / 8. Und 9. Königreich Galizien in 2 Einzelblättern / 10. Königreich Lombardie-Venedig / 11. Königreich Illiren und Herzogthum Steiermark / 12. Königreich Dalmatien / 13. Grossfürstenthum Siebenbürgen / 14. Markgrafschaft Mähren mit Schlesien / 15. Gefürstete Grafschaft Tirol, altersgemäß guter bis sehr guter Zustand, alter Exlibris Stempel auf dem fliegendem Vorsatz vgl. dazu:Austria Picta. S. 343 45.1 und speziell Dörflinger: Atlantes Austriaci 1. Band 1. Teilband S. 80 Raff B 2 vermutlich 2. Auflage von welcher bis dato kein Exemplar bekannt ist. Die Kartenblätter sind wie folgt datiert: 1. 1841, 2. 1842, 3. -6. 1841, 7. 1842, 8.-9. undatiert, 10. 1841, 11. undatiert, 12. 1841, 13. 1841, 14. 1841, 15. 1842. Döflinger meint es erschien möglicherweise kein Titelblatt zu 2. Auflage, was wohl richtig ist da eine Einbandbroschur als Titelblatt auf ein Trägerblatt kaschiert ist. Der Titel ist ident zur 3. Auflage mit dem Unterschied, dass der Vermerk Dritte Auflage fehlt. Die gesehen Titel der Exemplare der 3. Auflage sind in grün gedruckt unser sog. Titelblatt jedoch in braun. Auf allen Blättern fehlt im Gegensatz zur 1. Auflage der fallweise vorkommende Vermerk *Geographischer Satz von F. Rumpold* Alle Blätter wie gesagt ohne Nennung eine Auflage, welches teils ab der 3. Auflage der Fall ist. Versand D: 9,00 EUR

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        Chronique de F. Richer, moine de Senones.

      1842 - Nancy, Cayon-Liébault, 1842; in-8, viij, 278pp sur papier vergé, demi basane blonde à coins, dos à nerfs, titre doré. Traduction française du XVIe siècle sur un texte beaucoup plus complet que tous ceux connus jusqu'au ici, publiée pour la premiere fois, avec des éclaircissements historiques, sur les manuscrits des Tiercelins de Nancy et de la Bibliotheque publique de la même ville. Imprimé à 100 exemplaires signés par Cayon. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        American Notes for General Circulation

      London: Chapman and Hall 1842 - First edition, first issue. Two volumes. 8vo. (xii), 308; (viii), 306, (6) pp., a few gatherings unopened. Publisher's blind stamped cloth, gilt lettered to the spine, early armorial bookplate of a Henry Birkbeck to the front pastedowns and his lightly pencilled ownership inscription to the front free endpaper of volume I, the discreet contemporary ticket of the bookseller Fletcher of Norwich to the front of the same volume. Some fading to the spine, a very small superficial split to the cloth at foot of the lower joint of volume I, though it remains sounds and the set is very good overall. The result of a four month lecture tour of the States and Canada during which Dickens' opinions of the new world fell steadily. On his return it proved popular on this side of the Atlantic while American reviews were unanimously hostile, Emerson noting "Truth is not his object for a single instant.". Dickens composed a mollifying Preface which was removed at the last minute and not published until after his death. In it he states "I went there expecting greater things than I found. Coming home with a corrected and sobered judgement, I consider myself no less bound to do justice to what. I found to be the truth". Smith, II, 3.

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        Autograph letter signed.

      N. p., [April 1842]. - 4to. 1/3 p. Written under an offer for a gothic harp which was sent him by Kistner (Den Haag, 31 March 1842): "Cher Monsieur Kistner, Comme il a toujours été question pendant mon séjour à Leipsic d'acheter une harpe pour le theatre et les concerts Philharmoniques - Je desire vous informer qu'il y a ici un excellent instrument et à très bon marché et je sais que la Direction des Concerts ne doit pas manquer un occassion qui s'offre si rarement d'acquérir une Harpe à double mouvement à un prix si modique".

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        A manuscript petition signed by 54 'householders and members of the German Lutheran Congregations of Klemzig and Hahndorf' on 26 May 1842, seeking to have Pastor Kavel licensed as an Officiating Minister under a new 'Act for Regulating Marriages in the Province of South Australia'

      Foolscap folio, a bifolium, comprising the half-page petition with three neat columns each of fourteen signatures below it; a further twelve signatures on the verso; third page blank; fourth page docketed. Four horizontal folds, with very slight wear to the open ends of the creases; when folded, the docketed portion of the last leaf has been exposed and is a little sunned; overall, the document is in excellent condition. The Act came into operation on 1 July 1842. It called for Ministers of Religion to be registered, or any marriages they performed would be deemed invalid. Automatically eligible under the Act were 'clergymen of the United Church of England and Ireland and of the Church of Scotland'. Section XXXII stated 'That any minister of religion who shall have been for a period of twelve months in charge of a christian congregation consisting of at least forty householders resident in the province may apply to the Registrar General and the Registrar General on production of certificates signed in duplicate by such forty householders at least stating that the applicant has been for such period of twelve months a minister of religion in charge of such congregation of which they are members shall enter such applicant as an officiating minister within the meaning of this Act in a book to be kept for that purpose and shall file and preserve one of such certificates among the records of this office and shall give public notice thereof in the South Australian Government Gazette'. Offered here for sale is one of the original pair of petitions, being the copy returned to the parishioners in accordance with the strict letter of the Act. That it has survived is one thing (handed down through one of the families). That virtually all of the signatories arrived in South Australia on the 'German First Fleet' is something else again. The story is too well-known to require a detailed account, but briefly, during 'the bitter church struggle arising from the King of Prussia's attempt in 1817 to enforce unity of Lutherans and Calvinists within his realm' (Australian Dictionary of Biography), Pastor August Kavel and his congregation sought to emigrate to places where they could practise their faith in freedom. In 1836, he heard of George Fife Angas and the new colony of South Australia. The upshot was that the 'largest group of devout families that he [Angas] persuaded to emigrate to the new colony were the German Lutherans under Pastor August Kavel. When the Colonization Commission and the [South Australian Company] refused to help, he personally advanced some £8000 to the Germans for their migration. On arrival many of them became tenants on his land at Klemzig' (ADB). They arrived on the 'Prince George', the 'Bengalee', the 'Zebra', and the 'Catharina' between 18 November 1838 and 22 January 1839. The first notice regarding the licensing of ministers under the new Act was dated 25 May 1842, and it appeared in the South Australian Government Gazette Number 229, published the following day. The notice was placed by the Registrar General, none other than Charles Sturt, unhappily cooling his heels in an inferior position on insufficient pay, while preparing 'a grandiose plan for exploring and surveying, within two years, the entire unknown interior of the continent' (ADB) - but that's another story ... When he received the Kavel petitions, he docketed them; on this copy he wrote '1. Certificate of the Householders of the Villages of Klemzig and Handorff [sic] in favor of the Revd. A. Kavel, Lutheran Minister. May 26th 1842' and signed it 'C. Sturt RG'. A more pleasing (and unlikely) group of signatures relating to the foundation of South Australia that one might wish to have materialise after some 170 years is difficult to imagine! Notification that 'the Reverend Augustus Kavel has been entered as an Officiating Minister' appeared in Gazette Number 231 on 9 June 1842.

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