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        [ORIGINAL TYPESCRIPT OF A WORK OF HISTORICAL FICTION ENTITLED That Mutiny of Ours, BASED ON THE TRUE INCIDENT OF THE MUTINY ONBOARD THE USS SOMERS IN 1842, WHICH WAS ALSO AN INSPIRATION FOR HERMAN MELVILLE'S Billy Budd]

      Palo Alto, Ca. [late 1930s - early 1940s].. [4],276,[1]9pp. of typescript on loose quarto sheets, a total of some 70,000 words. A few leaves with some edgewear and tears. Occasional neat manuscript corrections. Very good. This is an original typescript of a work of historical fiction based on the 1842 alleged mutiny on board the American Navy ship, USS Somers, the only mutiny aboard a U.S. naval vessel which led to executions. This work was written by Fred J. Buenzle, who served as a yeoman in the U.S. Navy in the closing decade of the 1890s, and though fictionalized is grounded in historical research and his own experiences of naval life. All the main characters in the historical events of the Somers affair appear as characters in Buenzle's telling. Coincidentally, the mutiny on board the Somers is cited as an inspiration for Herman Melville's novel, BILLY BUDD. Melville's first cousin, Lt. Guert Gansevoort, served on the Somers and participated in the court martial that led to the execution of three sailors accused of mutinying with the intention of using the ship for piracy. One of the sailors hanged was Midshipman Philip Spencer, the son of the Secretary of War, John C. Spencer. Fred J. Buenzle (1872-1946), the author of this manuscript, enlisted in the United States Navy in May, 1889, at the age of seventeen. Early in his career he saw service in the Caribbean and Asia. In 1893, while in Shanghai, he quit the Navy, and taught Chinese sailors for a bit, but he reenlisted in 1896. As a yeoman, his main service was as a stenographer and typist for officers, and after the sinking of the Maine during the Spanish-American War, Buenzle served as stenographer for the court of inquiry led by Admiral William Sampson in Havana. His service for Admiral Sampson continued throughout the war. Later he established and ran the yeoman school at Newport, and in 1901 he founded and edited THE BLUEJACKET, a periodical that promoted high standards for enlisted men, and that also sought to defend their rights. Buenzle is perhaps best known for his book, BLUEJACKET, published in 1939 and described in the introduction to the Naval Institute Press reprint as "the most comprehensive and graphic memoir of the enlisted man's life during the decade of the 1890s, when the Navy completed its transformation from wood, sail, and auxiliary steam power to steel, electricity, and the essential features of the modern warship." His longstanding interest in the welfare and treatment of common sailors in the U.S. Navy is well indicated by his choice of topic for this work, and shines through in his text.

      [Bookseller: William Reese Company - Americana]
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        A Complete View of the Dress and Habits of the People of England from the Establishment of the Saxons in Britain...

      London: H. G. Bohn, 1842. Two volumes: 1 leaf, x, [4], cxvii, 117; vi, 279 p., 143 plates; 30 cm. Title continues: "to the Present Time... To which is Prefixed an Introduction, containing a General Description of the ancient habits in use among mankind, from the earliest period of time to the conclusion of the seventh century by Joseph Strutt. A new and improved edition with critical and explanatory notes, by J. R. Planch..." Plates are not bound in the order in which they are numbered. Colas 2825; Brunet v. 5, 566; Lipperheide Gca14. Bound in full red leather with armorial bookplates; very good. Stock#OB590b oversize.

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        Brother Jonathan. Volume I, From January 1 to April 23

      Wilson & Company, 1842. 1st Edition. Hardcover Hardcover. Fair. A weekly compend of Belles Lettres and the Fine Arts, Standard Literature, and General Intelligence. Includes Personal Respect to Toading by Charles Dickens, page 157; Ambition by Walt Whitman, page 113; a letter to the editor on the Effingham Controversy by James Fenimore Cooper, page 185; and Texas Invaded!, page 382. Great content! 476 pages with a 32 page supplement. Hardcover. Red and marbled paper covers boards. Boards worn and tattered. Corners bumped. Rubbing and scuffing. Pages foxed and toned. Some pages loose. Fair condition. Published by Wilson & Company, 1842

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        Waverly Novels [Abbotsford edition]

      Edinburgh: Robert Cadell; London: Houlston & Stoneman, 1842-47. Twelve volumes, illustrated; 26 cm. Contents: 1. Waverly, Guy Mannering, 2. The Antiquary, The Black Dwarf, Old Mortality, 3. Rob Roy, The Heart of Mid-Lothian, 4. The Bride of Lammermoor, A Legend of Montrose, Ivanhoe, 5. The Monastery, The Abbot, 6. Kenilworth, The Pirate, 7. The Fortunes of Nigel, Peveril of the Peak, 8. Quentin Durward, St. Ronan's Well, 9. Redgauntlet, The Bethrothed, The Talisman, 10. Woodstock, The Highland Widow, The Two Drovers, The Surgeon's Daughter, 11. The Fair Maid of Perth, Anne of Geierstein, 12. Count Robert of Paris, Castle Dangerous, My Aunt Margaret's Mirror, The Tapestried Chamber, The Laird's Jock, Index and Glossary. Handsomely bound in richly decorated full tree calf, top edges gilt; front hinge of Vol. 3 anchored with clear tape; very good. Stock#OB725.

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        HISTOIRE DE L'ALGERIE, Depuis Les Temps anciens jusqu'à nos jours, Publiée d'après les Ecrits et les Documents les plus officels. Illustrée de Lithographies et de Vignettes.

      - (500) 25 PLANCHES LITHOGRAPHIEES TIREES PAR VILLAIN, EN DEUX TEINTES. AUTEUR: Par M. H. FISQUET (de Montpellier). TITRE: HISTOIRE DE L'ALGERIE, Depuis Les Temps anciens jusqu'à nos jours, Publiée d'après les Ecrits et les Documents les plus officels. Illustrée de Lithographies et de Vignettes. LIEU: EDITEUR, DATE: Paris, A la direction rue de Seine, 1842. Peu courant exemplaire. COLLATION: 413 pp. 1 ff. 25 lithographies + 1 Carte, 52 pp. (Complet) FORMAT: In-12 (13.5 x 21.5 cm) RELIURE: Reliure en demi-cuir. Dos lisse, doré du titre et de fers romantiques. 1ère & 4ème pages de couverture d'origine conservées, sans le dos ILLUSTRATIONS: 25 PLANCHES LITHOGRAPHIES HORS-TEXTE (REPDODUISANT DE SUPERBES VUES DE VILLES: MOSTAGANEM, MILIANA, MASCARA, ORAN, ALGER, etc.) + Nombreuses vignettes gravées sur bois in-texte. ETAT: Ex-libris manuscrit en page de garde supérieure: Lapierre de Sy. Dos & mors insolés. Coiffes, mors & dos un peu frottés. Petite trace de mouillure en marge inférieure des pages et planches. Fréquentes petites rousseurs très éparses sur les pages ainsi qu'en marge des planches. Traces sur la 1ère page de couveture d'origine. BIOGRAPHIE & THEME: Introduction, Considérations générales. Climat. Rivières, lacs, etc. Moeurs, population, langage. Les Berbers. Les Arabes. Les Maures. Les Turcs. Les Coulouglis. Les Juifs. Les Nègres. Les Biskris, Mozabites, etc. POIDS: 800 g [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Common American Wild Cat. Male. [Pl. 1]

      - New York: J. J. Audubon, 1842. Lithograph, coloured by hand, by J.T. Bowen of Philadelphia. 21 1/2 x 27 3/8 inches. A fine image of the American Wildcat: one of the best images from the greatest illustrated natural history work to be produced in America during the nineteenth century. This very fine plate is from the Imperial folio edition of John James Audubon's The Viviparous Quadrupeds of North America, produced entirely in the United States. This was the first plate and reflects Audubon's unerring sense of the dramatic. This is the Wildcat as he is encountered: fierce, ready to attack and quite beautiful. This first plate also demonstrates as aspect of the work not often acknowledged. Audubon was persuaded to produce the prints via lithography rather than engraving (as the Birds of America had been) by John Bowen, who guaranteed that the fur of the animals depicted would be as fine as they would have been had they been engraved. Clearly, Bowen proved his point in this splendid image. The production of the Quadrupeds was begun by John James Audubon and his sons at about the same time as the commercially-successful octavo edition of The Birds of America. Unlike the double-elephant folio, the Quadrupeds was produced entirely in the United States. William Reese notes that "By 1843 the Audubon family business was a well-oiled machine, involving John James, his two sons, and various in-laws and friends. The octavo Birds was still in production when J.T. Bowen began to produce the plates for the elephant folio edition of the Quadrupeds, the largest successful color plate book project of 19th-century America. It took the family five years to publish 150 plates in thirty parts. The massive project was a commercial success, thanks to the close management of Victor. There were about three hundred subscribers." (Stamped with a National Character pp.58-59). Cf. Bennett, p. 5; cf. Reese, Stamped With A National Character 36; cf. Sabin 2367; cf. Wood, p. 209

      [Bookseller: Donald A. Heald Rare Books (ABAA)]
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        THE DIAL: A MAGAZINE FOR LITERATURE, PHILOSOPHY, AND RELIGION, VOLUME II: July 1841, October 1841, January 1842, & April 1842

      E. P. Peabody/John Green, Boston & London 1842 - Contemporary half calf leather with calf corners and marbled boards; bound without wrappers. A prototype of the 20th-century little magazine, the DIAL was the most important American literary periodical of the 19th century and one of the scarcest with print runs never exceeding 300 copies. First edited by Margaret Fuller (1840-42) and then by Ralph Waldo Emerson (1842-44), it not only featured many of their most important works but also introduced the writings of Henry David Thoreau. Published only from July 1840 to April 1844, Volume II's four issues contain two poems by Thoreau, including his important "Friendship," later collected in his first book, Elizabeth Palmer Peabody, and much by Emerson including his defining piece "Transcendentalism." Page 421 has an early ink correction, possibly in the hand of the editor. Rubbing to spine and boards. Tight, clean, and Near Fine [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

      [Bookseller: Charles Agvent, est. 1987, ABAA, ILAB]
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        Norway, and her Laplanders, in 1841: with a few hints to the salmon fisher.

      London: John Murray 1842 - 8vo. xv[i], 318pp. Modern half green calf gilt retaining original cloth sides, black calf gilt spine label, original yellow eps, uncut. Very small area of loss to leaf xiii/xiv fore-edge margin; eps lightly soiled. * Ink inscription ‘Mr. Evans From the Author’ to ht. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: John Turton]
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        Althochdeutscher Sprachschatz, oder Wörterbuch der althochdeutschen Sprache. Erster [bis] Sechster Theil [und] Index.

      1842 - Livre d'occasion 7 vol. in-4 rel. homogène début XXe s., demi-toile bleue, auteur, titre, tomaison et roulettes dorés aux dos. Seltene erste Ausgabe. Rare ensemble complet de ce dictionnaire toujours estimé. Le dernier volume est un Index composé par H.F. Massmann. Condition : Dos uniformément passés (gris), mors de 2 vol. fendillés mais solides, rousseurs et brunissures assez soutenues mais ordinaires à l'édition, bonne condition. 7200g. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Librairie Le Trait d'Union sarl.]
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        The Oracle of Reason, Or, Philosophy Vindicated [And Trials]

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

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        The Meet...; The Return from the Hunt. from a Painting by W.J. Shayer

      London: William Spooner, [no date but circa 1842] -1 July 1842. A pair of lithographs, coloured by hand, 'drawn by J.H. Lynch'. (Expert marginal repairs, margin of first plate with imprint shaved. Both prints re- backed). 16 3/4 x 24 3/8 and 16 3/4 x 24 1/2 inches. 20 5/16 x 27 3/16 and 20 1/2 x 27 1/8 inches. A marvellously atmospheric pair of images after paintings by the Sussex-born artist, William Shayer. The first plate ably captures slightly nervous bonhomie with which the members of the hunt greet each other. One rider blows his horn as the pack with the hunt servants make their way through a small hamlet and up the hill towards the meeting place. On the skyline of the hill on the left a further group of riders can be seen making their way towards the meeting point. The hounds in the right foreground are alert, their flags in the air and keen to go off. The second plate presents a bucolic scene: at the end of a successful day in the field, members of the hunt gather outside a local pub, the landlord serves stirrup cup whilst the riders smoke and discuss the day's sport. In the mid-ground the pack is led back to the kennels by the huntsman, followed by a couple of riders and a gentleman lucky enough to have his carriage ready to convey him homewards. Sold as a pair.

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        THE GREAT WESTERN MAGAZINE AND ANGLO-AMERICAN JOURNAL OF LITERATURE, SCIENCE, ART, COMMERCIAL & POLITICAL ECONOMY, STATISTICS, ETC

      London: Simpkin, Marshall, and Co., 1842 The entire issue written by "An American," probably the editor himself, reasoning why the English should invest in America. 122 pages, many unopened, with financial lists and tables. The large folded very early US railroad map is present, showing the eastern and midwestern states with the few existing railroads in red and the proposed railroads in orange. Green wrappers chipped and worn. Map very good plus, probably rarely opened. Text very good plus. A very scarce early railroad item. . First edition. Printed wrappers.

      [Bookseller: Robert Gavora, Fine and Rare Books]
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        The Castles and Abbeys of England. (2 volumes)

      London: J. Mortimer, Tilt and Bogue, George Virtue, 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.. First Edition. Full Morocco Leather. Near Fine. 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall. Hardcover.

      [Bookseller: Ziern-Hanon Galleries]
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        A SPEECH On INTERNATIONAL COPYRIGHT, Delivered at the Dinner to Charles Dickens, at the City Hotel, New York, February 19, 1842

      New York:: Published at the Office of 'Arcturus,' by George L. Curry and Company,. 1842.. 8vo. 1st edition (American Imprints 42-3320). 16 pp.. Black quarter sheep with blue marbled paper boards & gilt stamped title lettering to spine.. Modest shelfwear to binding. Bookplate of Dickens Collector, William. Glyde Wilkins [with slip laid-in noting this volume's sale in his. Anderson Auction, February 1922. Very faint pos to t.p. top margin.. Age-toning to paper extremities. A VG copy.. Mathews was of the first class to graduate from the College of the City of New York [later New York University], who, though subsequently admitted to the bar, gave up the law in favor of literary pursuits. As such, he was "a prominent and vocal proponent of international copyright who wrote about it and spoke of it as often as he could. He drew attention to the business practices of American publishers who would reprint pirated editions of popular European writings without duly compensating the authors and were reluctant to publish American authors, whom they would have to pay for their work. As an editor of Arcturus: Journal of Books and Opinions, as a contributing writer for the Literary World, and in other periodicals of the day, Mathews argued for mutual recognition of copyright by the countries of the world. In February 1842, during a dinner to honor Charles Dickens, Mathews delivered an impromptu speech on the subject." [ANBO].& & It is the above mentioned speech ("Revised by the Speaker") that is here offered [bound with Tavistock Books ID #37417, price for both titles in the one volume]. & & A rare publication of this early American advocate for International Copyright, with OCLC recording just 5 holding institutions, not a copy of which is located outside New England.

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        Histoire des antiquites de la ville de Nismes et de ses environs. Ornee des gravures de tous les monumens par J. F. A. Perrot.

      Colnem., Nismes. 1842 - In 8°, m. pelle, pp. 180 con 17 inc. SEGUE: Histoire des antiquites de la ville de Nismes et de ses environs, 1822, Ed. Gaude, pp. 59 con 13 inc. Sono due edizioni diverse della stessa guida per cui alcune pp. di testo risultano uguali, le inc. sono tutte diverse.

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        Annals of Cambridge (five volumes, complete)

      Cambridge; Warwick and Co. Volume five 1908 1842 - Hardcover, contemporary half-calf over marbled paper boards, gilt decorated banded spine with title lables, 8vo, 8½ by 5¼ inches, marbled endpapers, pp xxix, 452; xxiii, 619; xxvii, 644; xxix, 712; xiv 656, all edges marbled. First edition. The first four volumes were written by Charles Henry Cooper ("Coroner of the Town"), published in 1842, and cover the history of the university and the town over the period from AD 695 to 1849. Volume V was wriiten by both Charles Henry and his son John William, covers the period 1850 to 1856, contains additions and corrections to the first four volumes and an index for the complete work, and was published in 1908 after the death of both authors. Pages in all volumes are clean and bright, except for some light foxing or tanning to the title page and some contents pages in a couple of the volumes. Binding is tight on all volumes. Leather and boards on volume V quite bright with only light wear, but first four volumes would benefit from re-backing as the spines are very worn, as are the edges of the boards. Even so, a we consider these a Very Good set. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: The Dartmoor Bookshop]
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        Ka-Ta-Wa-Be-Da, A Chippeway Chief

      Philadelphia: Rice and Clark, 1842. First edition.. Fine. Hand-colored lithograph from the first folio edition of McKenney and Hall's "History of the Indian Tribes of North America". Image size approximately 14-1/8 by 20 inches, matted in an 18 x 24 inch mat. Trace of binding adhesive along one edge , else a fine copy with rich vibrant colors. This image is listed on the contents page of Volume I Katawabeda, 'a Chippeway Chief'. Caption reads: "Published by J. T. Bowen, Philada." and "Entered ... in the year 1841 by J. T. Bowen ...

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        Atlas universel illustré à l'usage des institutions et des gens du monde, pour suivre les cours de géographie et d'histoire d'après Brué, Balbi, Maltebrun, Lapie, etc., etc. [Le Monde illustré. Atlas universel, 1841-1842 (en couverture) / Atlas géographique portatif (sur les cartes)]

      Paris: H. Langlois, 1842. Atlas. Illus. by Charles Avril. Très bon. Cartonnage Editeur. Ed. originale. Paris, H. Langlois, 1842 (imp. de Simon). 21,5 x 15,5 cm (R), 1 f. bl. - 1 f. (titre et table) - 36 cartes à double page toutes montées sur onglets (chaque planche : 27 x 20,5 cm), cartonnage de l'éditeur de demi-percaline prune portant au premier plat une large pièce de titre sur papier entièrement illustrée en noir. Atlas rare publié par Louis-Hyacinthe Langlois et dessiné par Charles Avril. Toutes les cartes (sauf la première) sont avec rehauts de couleurs à la main et sont enrichies d'une vignette gravée dans la cartouche. Elles portent toutes les mentions "dessiné et gravé par Ch. Avril", "atlas de géographie portatif", "année 1841", "prix 10 centimes en couleur". Liste des cartes : 1. Cosmographie, 2. Mappemonde, 3. Europe, 4. Asie, 5. Afrique, 6. Amérique nord, 7. Amérique sud, 8. Océanie, 9. France, 10. Monde connu des anciens, 11. Iles britanniques, 12. Allemagne, 13. Espagne et Portugal, 14. Italie, 15. Turquie d'Europe et Grèce, 16. Russie d'Europe, 17. Belgique et Hollande, 18. Suède, Norwége [sic] et Danemark, 19. Suisse, 20. Prusse, 21. Autriche, 22. Asie centrale, 23. Indes, 24. Chine et Japon, 25. Russie d'Asie, 26. Afrique septentrionale, 27. Afrique orientale, 28. Afrique occidentale, 29. Afrique méridionale, 30. Etats-Unis, 31. Mexique, 32. Antilles, 33. Colombie, 34. Brésil, 35. Pérou et Bolivia, 36. Plata, Chili et Paraguay. Rousseurs au titre, bel exemplaire..

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        Designs for Farm Cottages and Steadings with Descriptions, Specifications and Estimates; General Remarks on Farm Offices; and an Appendix of Practical Information

      Edinburgh and London: William Blackwood and Sons, 1842. 26pp, 44pp, folding plans. Original cloth, with original paper label to upper cover, primrose endpapers. Slightly rubbed, spine slightly faded, paper label browned, minor chipping to spine ends and corners. Internally lightly foxed throughout, a couple of pages with marginal soiling, but nothing too obtrusive. Previous owners blind stamp to title and first page. Complete with seven folding plans. First Edition. Hardback. Good+. 8vo.

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        Münster." Sammelbild mit Ansicht von Münster von der Weseler Straße aus als Hauptbild umgeben von 20 Teilansichten und Ansicht der Umgebung der Stadt

      Lithographie von C. de Rossi nach Cornelius Schimmel bei Arnz & Co. im Verlag der Coppenrath'schen Kunsthandlung, Münster 1842. 44x61.5 cm. - Geisberg Ansichten 1910.60 - Geisberg Ansichten 1932.I,173 - Westfalia Picta VIII, 139 - Korzus / Reinke Nr. 47 u. S. 37 - "Einem Regenbogen gleich, überspannt ein Segmentbogenfries, das die Umgebung Münsters in Rundumsicht zeigt, das Hauptfeld mit dem Blick auf Münster von der Weseler Straße aus. Üppige Voluten aus Akanthusblättern rahmen den Halbkreis und umschließen oval und kreisförmig zwanzig Einzelmotive. Den Segmentbogen bekrönt das von Löwen gehaltene Stadtwappen, seitlich flankiert von identisch ornamentierten Bildensembles, bestehend aus je vier Einzeldarstellungen." (Westfalia Picta). Der Bogenfries mit Rundumsicht der Stadt ist "Umgegend von Münster" bezeichnet. Die Teilansichten zeigen: Grabmal des Generals von Horn, Erbdrostenhof, Georgskommende, Schauspielhaus, Ägidiikirche, Barmherzigen Kirche, Blick vom Schlossgarten auf die Überwasserkirche, Civil-Club (im Stadtweinhaus), Romberger Hof, Grabmals des Bernhard Overberg. Den Sockel bilden Einzelansichten von: Liebfrauenkirche, Evangelische Kirche, Schloss, Martinikirche, Rathaus, Gerbaulet'schen Gasthof, Ludgerikirche, Dom, Servatiuskirche und Lambertikirche.Die ab ca. der Mitte des 19. Jahrhunderts sehr beliebten Sammel- und Souvenirblätter zeigten neben einer Gesamtansicht auch Ansichten der Prinzipalgebäude und besonders malerische Szenen. Diese Verbindung gelang "selten in Entwurf und Ausführung derart phantasie- und qualitätvoll wie in diesem ... Blatt." (Westfalia Picta).Schwacher Lichtrand durch ehem. Rahmung, im schmalen Papierrand sind vier kurze und ein Einriss von 3,5 cm restauriert, minimaler Eckabriss oben rechts (ohne Abbildungsverlust) ergänzt. Besonders dekorative Darstellung.

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        Morley Ernstein or the Tenants Of The HeartIn Three Volumes

      London - Saunders and Otley, 1842 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. First edition. A uniformly bound set of fictional works from English novelist and historical writer, George Payne Rainsford James. First edition. George Payne Rainsford James was for many years British Consul at various places in the United States and on the Continent. He held the honorary office of British Historiographer Royal during the last years of William IV's reign. His literature career was encouraged by Washington Irving and Walter Scott. James' books had considerable immediate popularity. Among his others are Richelieu, Philip Augustus, The Huguenot, Henry of Guise, The Man at Arms, The King's Highway, The Commissioner: or, De lunatico Inquirendo, Agincourt and The Smuggler. Complete in three volumes. Condition: Rebound in half calf bindings with marbled boards. Externally, all volumes are rubbed, with light wear to extremities and spines. One front joint is cracked. Two front, and two rear hinges are slightly strained. Internally, firmly bound and bright, with instances of light foxing throughout each volume. Volumes one and two are lacking half titles but we believe this is as required. Overall: GOOD ONLY..

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        Atlas universel illustré à l'usage des institutions et des gens du monde, pour suivre les cours de géographie et d'histoire d'après Brué, Balbi, Maltebrun, Lapie, etc., etc. [Le Monde illustré. Atlas universel, 1841-1842 (en couverture) / Atlas géographique portatif (sur les cartes)]

      H. Langlois, Paris 1842 - Paris, H. Langlois, 1842 (imp. de Simon). 21,5 x 15,5 cm (R), 1 f. bl. - 1 f. (titre et table) - 36 cartes à double page toutes montées sur onglets (chaque planche : 27 x 20,5 cm), cartonnage de l'éditeur de demi-percaline prune portant au premier plat une large pièce de titre sur papier entièrement illustrée en noir. Atlas rare publié par Louis-Hyacinthe Langlois et dessiné par Charles Avril. Toutes les cartes (sauf la première) sont avec rehauts de couleurs à la main et sont enrichies d'une vignette gravée dans la cartouche. Elles portent toutes les mentions "dessiné et gravé par Ch. Avril", "atlas de géographie portatif", "année 1841", "prix 10 centimes en couleur". Liste des cartes : 1. Cosmographie, 2. Mappemonde, 3. Europe, 4. Asie, 5. Afrique, 6. Amérique nord, 7. Amérique sud, 8. Océanie, 9. France, 10. Monde connu des anciens, 11. Iles britanniques, 12. Allemagne, 13. Espagne et Portugal, 14. Italie, 15. Turquie d'Europe et Grèce, 16. Russie d'Europe, 17. Belgique et Hollande, 18. Suède, Norwége [sic] et Danemark, 19. Suisse, 20. Prusse, 21. Autriche, 22. Asie centrale, 23. Indes, 24. Chine et Japon, 25. Russie d'Asie, 26. Afrique septentrionale, 27. Afrique orientale, 28. Afrique occidentale, 29. Afrique méridionale, 30. Etats-Unis, 31. Mexique, 32. Antilles, 33. Colombie, 34. Brésil, 35. Pérou et Bolivia, 36. Plata, Chili et Paraguay. Rousseurs au titre, bel exemplaire. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        THE GREAT WESTERN MAGAZINE AND ANGLO-AMERICAN JOURNAL OF LITERATURE, SCIENCE, ART, COMMERCIAL & POLITICAL ECONOMY, STATISTICS, ETC

      Simpkin, Marshall, and Co., London 1842 - The entire issue written by "An American," probably the editor himself, reasoning why the English should invest in America. 122 pages, many unopened, with financial lists and tables. The large folded very early US railroad map is present, showing the eastern and midwestern states with the few existing railroads in red and the proposed railroads in orange. Green wrappers chipped and worn. Map very good plus, probably rarely opened. Text very good plus. A very scarce early railroad item. [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

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        The Miser's Daughter

      London - Cunningham and Mortimer, 1842 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. First edition. The Miser's Daughter is a novel by William Harrison Ainsworth. It is a historical romance that describes a young man pursuing the daughter of a miserly rich man during the 18th century. Illustrated by George Cruikshank with sixteen plates [counted,frontispiece to volume oneabsent, two others bound in different places]First edition. In three volumes complete. William Harrison Ainsworth (1805 - 1882) was an English historical novelist. Ainsworth briefly tried the publishing business, but soon gave it up and devoted himself to journalism and literature. His first success as a writer came with Rookwood in 1834, which features Dick Turpin as its leading character. A stream of thirty-nine novels followed, the last of which appeared in 1881. George Cruikshank (1792 - 1878) was a British caricaturist and book illustrator, praised as the modern Hogarth during his life. His book illustrations for his friend Charles Dickens, and many other authors, reached an international audience. Previous owner's ink inscriptions to titles. Condition: Rebacked in cloth bindings preserving original boards and backstrips. Externally, sound but with slight wear to extremities, rubbing and marks to boards. Internally, firmly bound but with one plateabsent. Bright but with occasional slight foxing and marks to pages, heaviest to plates with odd tidemarks. Overall: GOOD.

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        The travelers meeting with the Minatarre Indians. near Fort Clark [Vig. 26]

      Paris, Coblentz and London: 1842. Hand-coloured aquatint engraving by Alex Manceau after Bodmer, issue with date added to English imprint. 11 1/8 x 13 1/4 inches. 17 x 24 1/4 inches. This is one Bodmer's most famous images: the only depiction he made of both his sponsor, Prince Maximilian, and of himself. The travelers spent the winter of 1833-1834 at Fort Clark, between the Knife and Heart Rivers in the territory of the Mandan and Hidatsa Tribes. Bodmer here shows the first meeting with the Hidatsa outside the palisade of the fort; a carefully composed image ably portraying the wary curiosity with which the representatives of two very different ways of life greeted each other. Bodmer stands, top-hatted, to the far right, Prince Maximilian is next to him, Dreidoppel is visible behind the two of them. The individuals amongst the Hidatsa include Ahschüpsa Masihichsi (`Chief of the Pointed Horn') whom Bodmer had painted on 28 February 1834. Karl Bodmer's images show great versatility and technical virtuosity and give us a uniquely accomplished and detailed picture of a previously little understood (and soon to vanish) way of life. Swiss-born Bodmer was engaged by Prince Maximilian zu Wied-Neuwied (1782-1867) specifically to provide a record of his travels in North America, principally among the Plains Indians. In the company of David Dreidoppel (Prince Maximilian's servant and hunting companion), their travels in North America were to last from 1832 to 1834. Well-armed with information and advice, the party finally left St.Louis, on the most important stage of their travels, aboard the steamer Yellow Stone on April 10 1833. They proceeded up the treacherous Missouri River along the line of forts established by the American Fur Company. At Bellevue they encountered their first Indians, then went on to make contact with the Sioux tribe, learning of and recording their little known ceremonial dances and powerful pride and dignity. Transferring from the Yellow Stone to another steamer, the Assiniboin, they continued to Fort Clark, visiting there the Mandan, Mintari and Crow tribes, then the Assiniboins at Fort Union, the main base of the American Fur Company. On a necessarily much smaller vessel they journeyed through the extraordinary geological scenery of that section of the Missouri to Fort Mackenzie in Montana, establishing a cautious friendship with the fearsome Blackfeet. From this, the westernmost point reached, it was considered too dangerous to continue and the return journey downstream began. The winter brought its own difficulties and discomforts, but Bodmer was still able to execute numerous studies of villages, dances and especially the people, who were often both intrigued and delighted by his work. The portraits are particularly notable for their capturing of individual personalities, as well as forming a primary account of what were to become virtually lost cultures. Graff 4648; Howes M443a; Pilling 2521; Sabin 47014; Wagner-Camp 76:1.

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        Edinburgh Geographical General Atlas, Lizars, 1842

      Lizars, W.H. : Lizar's Edinburgh Geographical General Atlas, containing Maps of Every Empire, State and Kingdom. Edinburgh. nd but 1842, folio (approx. 485mm x 320mm). Contemporary half morocco, rebacked with new end papers. Some marginal fraying, neat ink inscription on title page, index, 69 plates (51 hand coloured in outline maps on 69 double-page engraved map sheets), double-page engraved table of mountain chains, [2], 16pp index. Light offsetting to hemispheres, several splits at folds; some entering the engraved surface, map of Italy with large repaired tear. This volume includes the two important maps, one of the United States and one of Mexico, both showing the Republic of Texas. A very clean, good example of a relatively rare atlas. Reference Philips Atlases 782.

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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 foxing, overall light soiling and rippling, and two skillfully repaired tears in the bottom margin spanning the length of the print. 13 3/4 x 17 1/4 inches. 14 x 19 7/8 inches. 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, Keokuk, and Black Hawk. 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 1830, 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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        Wie Einer immer daneben tritt!

      Lithographie um 1842. 26x22 cm. - Brückmann 47 - Otto, Vormärz S. 162 - Reiter, Sammlug Heil 536 vgl. - Wolf, Karikaturen 1.61.139 - Berühmte Karikatur aus der Zeit des Vormärz auf das nicht immer standesgemäße Verhalten des Königs Friedrich Wilhelm IV. von Preußen und sein vergebliches Bemühen, Friedrich dem Großen, seinem Urgroßonkel, zu gleichen. Friedrich Wilhelm IV. als gestiefelter Kater und Trinker, in der linken Hand die obligatorische Sektflasche, in der rechten ein überschäumendes Sektglas, versucht vergeblich, dem in Sanssouci spazierengehenden Friedrich dem Großen zu folgen, tritt aber immer tollpatschig neben dessen Fußstapfen. Die Sektflasche ist eine Anspielung auf seinen Spottnamen Champagnerfritze, der ihm für seine hochtönenden Phrasen und überschäumende Redseligkeit gegeben wurde. "Eduard Fuchs hat diese Karikatur folgendermaßen charakterisiert: "Von allen satirischen Angriffen gegen Friedrich Wilhelm IV. ist dies ohne Zweifel der kühnste, der furchtbarste Hieb, den er ob seines stets mißglückten Bemühens, Friedrich II. zu gleichen, erdulden mußte. In dessen Fußstapfen will er treten, aber regelmäßig tritt er daneben. Der Witz ist einfach, aber ebenso schlagend, ein Denkstein in der Geschichte der Karikatur." Wie einer immer daneben tritt" wurde zur direkten Ursache der Wiedereinführung der Bilderzensur. "Hier hörte die Romantik auf, Friedrich Wilhelm IV. fand, daß durch Verbote am einfachsten der Gegner in der Diskussion zu schlagen war. (Otto) "Auf diese Karikatur soll der empfindliche Friedrich Wilhelm IV. so verletzt reagiert haben, daß er ihretwegen 1843 die Bildzensur wieder einführte" (Brückmann). Wenn die Datierung durch Brückmann mit "um 1842" zutrifft, wäre es die erste Karikatur des Königs mit einer geöffneten Sektflasche, dem Symbol, das ihm seitdem anhängen sollte. Das Blatt kann dann nur außerhalb Preußens erschienen sein, da es dort bis zum März 1848 durch die Zensur verboten worden wäre.

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        Die plastische Chirurgie nach ihren bisherigen Leistungen kritisch dargestellt

      xxvi, 310 pp. 8vo, cont. patterned green cloth, spine nicely gilt in the Romantic style, a.e.g. Berlin: G. Reimer, 1842. First edition and a lovely copy of this notable work on plastic surgery, one of the most comprehensive works on the subject up to that time. Ammon (1799-1861), was also well known in the field of ophthalmology for his great atlas of eye pathology, the best summary of knowledge of eye diseases before the invention of the ophthalmoscope. In plastic surgery, Ammon exerted a tremendous influence through his critical reports and his publication of new methods, especially for the areas of the lips and eye lids. Ammon was Zeis's teacher. A very fine and pretty copy with the stamp of Doctor Monoyer, professor of the Paris Faculty of Medicine on title. With the added title page announcing this book was awarded the prize of the Medical Society of Ghent. ❧ Garrison-Morton 5744. Gnudi & Webster, p. 325. Zeis 463. .

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        The Diary and Letters of Madame D'Arblay

      - London - Henry Colburn, 1842 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. An early collection of The Diary and Letters of Madame D'Arblayby Francis Burney andedited by her niece. Illustrated with portraits to frontispieces and facsimiles such as foldout letters. Together the diaries encompass the years 1778-1840. In seven volumes complete. Frances Burney (1752 - 1840), also known as Fanny Burney and, after her marriage, as Madame dArblay, was an English novelist, diarist and playwright. In 1793, aged forty-two, she married a French exile, General Alexandre D'Arblay. After a lengthy writing career, and travels that took her to France for more than ten years, she settled in Bath, England, where she died on 6 January 1840. In total, she wrote four novels, eight plays, one biography and twenty volumes of journals and letters. In addition to the critical respect she receives for her own writing, she is recognised as a literary precursor to prominent authors who came after her, including Jane Austen and William Makepeace Thackeray. Although her novels were hugely popular during her lifetime, following her death Burneys reputation as a writer suffered at the hands of biographers and critics who felt that the extensive diaries, published posthumously in 1841, offered a more interesting and accurate portrait of eighteenth-century life. Today, however, critics are returning to her novels and plays with a renewed interest in her perspective on the social lives and struggles of women in a predominantly male-oriented culture. Scholars continue to value Burneys diaries as well, for their candid depictions of eighteenth-century English society. Throughout her career as a writer, her wit and talent for satirical caricatures were widely acknowledged: literary figures such as Dr Samuel Johnson, Edmund Burke, Hester Thrale and David Garrick were among her admirers. Her early novels were read and enjoyed by Jane Austen, whose own title Pride and Prejudice derives from the final pages of Cecilia. William Makepeace Thackeray is reported to have drawn on the first-person account of the Battle of Waterloo, recorded in her diaries, while writing Vanity Fair. Previous owner's ink inscriptions to front. Condition: In cloth bindings. Externally, generally smart but with slight wear to extremities including splitting to cloth to one backstrip, lifting. With slight marks and stains to boards. Front hinge to volume VI is tender,held by cords onlyInternally, generally firmly bound although slightly strained in places with some pages starting. Bright but with the very odd spot and handling mark. Occaisonal slight marginal chipping. Overall: GOOD.

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        LIST OF UNSOLD LANDS: THE PROPERTY OF THE BRITISH AMERICAN LAND COMPANY. THE EASTERN TOWNSHIPS OF CANADA, DISTRICT OF ST. FRANCIS [caption title]

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

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        American Notes for General Circulation

      London: Chapman and Hall, 1842. First edition. Hardcover. Very Good. Original quarter black calf leather bindings with marbled boards. Two volume set. 8vo. 5" x 7 3/4". [v]/ 308 pages, vii/ 306 pages. Speckled page edges. Same owners name inscribed on front end pages. Volume 1 has a newspaper cutting stuck to back end page which is titled Mr Forresters life of Dickens and stuck to front end page is a small newspaper cutting which reads American notes for general circulation. Some light foxing to title pages otherwises a very clean. Some light rubbing to covers and some wear to edges. Slight crack to top of front hinge of Vol. II.

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        THE IDEAL MAN; A Conversation Between Two Friends, upon the Beautiful, the Good, and the True, as Manifested in Actual Life by a Philokalist

      Boston: E.P. Peabody, 1842. First edition. Hardcover. Very Good. 5 7 1/4 inches high. Publisher's brown embossed cloth, gilt title on cover. 160 pages + errata. Signed by author on title page; "Mrs. Robt Hare with respects of the author". Condition of the book is Very Good; Small piece of cloth missing at bottom of spine, also at top of front joint (see photo), 3 light stains at top of front cover and 2 to rear cover, text is very clean, pages are not toned or foxed, there are a few small stains in the margins, not affecting text, pages 85 & 87 are missing about 1/2 inch at bottom margin (no loss of text), seems to have been printed on short paper, binding is tight. Published as by "A Philokalist" (lover of Beauty), credited to Wierzbicki (Dict. of Anonymous and Pseudonymous English Literature, 1928 Vol. 3 Page 128), also his name is on the copyright page. Felix Paul Wierzbicki (1815-1860) is best known as the author of "California As It Is and As It May Be" 1849. Mrs. Robt Hare (nee Harriett Clark) was the wife of Robert Hare (1781-1858) Philadelphia chemist and author. Philosophy Rare RGR

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        Site of Petra

      London., 1842-9. March 9th. 1839. Size: 42 x 60.5 cm. 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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        Tsar, ancient Tyre from the Isthmus

      Egypt and Nubia; the Holy Land., 1842-1849. Lithograph. Hand coloured. Fine condition. Size: 52 x 37 cm. Mounted size: 75 x 62

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        POEMS, CHIEFLY OF EARLY AND LATER YEARS; INCLUDING THE BORDERERS, A TRAGEDY

      London: Edward Moxon, 1842. First Edition. Hardcover. Very Good. Original brown cloth with a leaf of ads at the end followed by an additional collective title page and half-title page, allowing the book to form the seventh and final volume of the 1836-7 edition of Wordsworth's POETICAL WORKS. Wordsworth's last collection of new work, and somewhat scarce. This is a Presentation copy INSCRIBED by the poet on the front pastedown: "Herbert Hill/from/the Author/April 1842." Herbert Hill married Robert Southey's daughter, Bertha, in 1839 and was a neighbor of Wordsworth's living with his wife in John Fleming's cottage in Rydal. Hill served as tutor for Matthew Arnold. Both Hill and Wordsworth attended Southey's funeral in March 1843 after which Wordsworth was selected to replace Southey as England's Poet Laureate. Rebacked some time ago with nearly all of the original spine but for the tips retained. An engraved portrait of the author is laid down on the verso of the front free endpaper.

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        The scenery and antiquities of Ireland / Illustrated from drawings by W. H. Bartlett; the literary portion of the work by N. P. Willis, and J. Stirling Coyne, ... - [Complete in 2 volumes]

      London : George Virtue, [1842?], 1842. 1st Edition. Physical desc.: 2 v.(iv, [2], 170; [4], 186 p.) : 122 plates ; 4º. Notes: Variant imprint to volume 2: The literary portion of the work by J. Stirling Coyne. - Each volume has an additional titlepage, engraved. Other names: Coyne, J. Stirling (Joseph Stirling), 1803-1868. Referenced by: NSTC 2W24037 2C41485 2B10638. Subject: Antiquities. Engraving. Ireland - Pictorial works. Ireland - Antiquities. Ireland - Description and travel - Views. Ireland - Description and travel - Pictorial works. Genre: Illustrated works. Viewbooks. Scattered foxing. Very good copies both in the original, full diced calf. Professionally and period sympathetically re-backed with raised bands, ruled and gilt cross-bands and the titles blocked direct in gilt. Minor generalized wear; remains an uncommonly good example; tight, bright, clean and strong.

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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), 1842. 1st Edition. 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.

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        The Race Horse. Stallion, Vestris, 11 Years old, the Property of Mr. Hutchins of Cregane Castle, by Whalebone, out of Verennes, dam of Albert

      London: 1842. Lithograph, coloured by hand, by Fairland, from a drawing by W.Nicholson after a painting by Shiels. 13 1/8 x 17 inches. A stunning image of a thoroughbred from David Low's famous pioneering work on the forerunners of all of today's most important breeds of horses, cows, sheep and pigs. This high quality hand-coloured lithograph is from David Low's 'The Breeds of the Domestic Animals of the British Islands', published in London in 1842. The work as a whole forms a beautiful series of very carefully observed portraits of the most perfect examples available of these historically important breeds: a highly valuable record of the state of animal husbandry at the start of the period when agriculture came to be considered a science. The artist, William Shiels of the Royal Scottish Academy, was commissioned to produce a series of paintings of all the significant breeds then of economic significance in Great Britain. These paintings were then used as the basis for the present work with the addition of Low's important and informative text. David Low, professor of Agriculture at Edinburgh University, produced this work as a reference for those interested in the infant science of selective breeding. His worry was that the relatively simple basic concepts of matching a breed to its environment whilst improving its productivity were not understood by the majority of farmers or breeders. With the help of a government grant from Earl Spencer, Low set up the agricultural museum in Edinburgh. Cf. BM(NH) III, p.1184; cf. Mellon Books on the Horse and Horsemanship 168; cf. Nissen ZBI 2564; cf. Wood p.442.

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        Encyclopädie Der Deutschen Nationalliteratur, Oder, Biographisch-Kritisches Lexikon Der Deutschen Dichter Und Prosaisten Seit Den Frühesten Zeiten : Nebst Proben Aus Ihren Werken / Bearbeitet Und Herausgegeben Von O. L. B. Wolff 7 Volumes and 2 (Scarce) Supplementary Volumes

      Leipzig : Otto Wigand, 1842. 1st Edition. A complete set of 9 volumes, includes the two scarce supplementary volumes. Subjects: German literature--History and criticism. German literature--Bio-bibliography. Nine good to very good volumes. Original bindings worn, all backed in brown paper. All volumes internally fine. Remains a particularly well-preserved set overall; tight, bright, clean and strong. Scans available on request.

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        A Complete View Of The Dress And Habits Of The People Of England, From The Establishment Of The Saxons In Britain To The Present Time: Illustrated By Engravings Taken From the Most Authentic Remains Of Antiquity. To Which Is Prefixed An Introduction, Containing A General Description Of The Ancient Habits In Use Among Mankind, From The Earliest Period Of Time To The Conclusion Of The Seventh Century A New And Improved Edition, With Critical And Explanatory Notes, by J.R. Planche, Esq. F.S.A,

      London: Henry G. Bohn, 1842. Hardcover. Three quarter brown calf and marbled boards, matching endpapers. Teg. 2 vols. Very good./No Dust Jacket. 114 & 275 pages. 33 x 27 cm. First published 1796 with 143 plates. New edition with 153 hand-colored engravings. Strutt was an English engraver, and writer on art. BRUNET Vol. 5, p.566, noting earlier edition. BRYAN Vol.5, p.138. DNB notes, "Although the amount of Strutt's work as an engraver is small....it is of exceptional merit and is still highly esteemed." Index of sources from which the illuminations were taken . Interior contents -- text and plates -- bright, clean and fresh. Ex-library with no external marking, ownership signature verso of title pages, and three initials at top corner verso of plates, minor extremity wear.

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        Parian Bust

      19th C. Parian Bust of Shakespeare. 9" tall nineteenth-century Parian bust of William Shakespeare. Occasional light scattered flyspots and minimal areas of slight discoloration, as expected on English Parian busts of this age. A short linear fissure in the lower neck area which is not a crack, but which occurred in the making. A fine example.Parian, a "highly vitrified version of soft paste porcelain, was invented in the Staffordshire potteries and first advertised for sale by Copeland and Garrett in 1842. Their claim to have originated this substance was disputed by other firms, particularly by John Mountford of the Minton factory who claimed that he had been working on perfecting a similar material for many years and had released it at the same time…"…The main desire had been to find a ceramic that would imitate the Paros marble used for classical sculpture in the Greek and Roman cultures. Parian was ideally suited for this and from the very first piece made, a copy of the Duke of Sunderland’s marble ‘Apollo as the shepherd boy of Admetus’, this was to be its major use. It was known as 'Statuary Porcelain'…"…Parian was eagerly accepted into the public taste and quickly became very popular both here and in our tradition markets of the USA, Canada, and Australia.. Similar high quality classical and domestic designs were being produce by John Rose at Coalport, Mountford, Meigh and Sons and Alcock in the potteries and numerous other potteries throughout Britain. But so intense was the publics desire that they were also joined by many lesser factories who failed to get the same smoothness of body and fineness of intricate detail. Many of these ‘lesser’ factories left their work unmarked but, unfortunately for the collector, so was much of the quality work from the major factories."Statuary Parian was in constant production through until the 1870s and then declined rapidly in popularity as fashions changed. It continued in production in limited quantities by the larger factories and is still being used today but its heyday was definitely confined to the mid 1800s. It was a peculiarly Victorian phenomenon" (Antique British Ceramics, An Introduction to Parian).

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        Czarina, The

      1842. first edition. An Historical Romance of the Court of Russia 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 judgements 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).

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        The Convent of St Catherine. Mount Sinai

      London., 1842-9. Feb 21st 1839. Size: 425 x 605 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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        SCENES DE LA VIE PRIVEE ET PUBLIQUE DES ANIMAUX

      1842. 1. (GRANDVILLE,J.J.)illus. SCENES DE LA VIE PRIVEE ET PUBLIQUE DES ANIMAUX par P.J. Stahl. Paris: J. Hetzel 1842. 2 volumes, 4to (7 1/2 x 10 1/2"), contemporary leather backed red cloth with elaborate gilt spine designs, 386, 390 numbered pages + tables of contents in each volume, slight bit of cover rubbing else clean and near Fine with no foxing at all. First edition. Featuring 323 illustrations consisting of 210 full page engraved plates plus numerous vignettes all depicting Grandville's unusual humanized animals and insects in exquisite detail. His animals in human dress present a superb satire of French manners, politics and customs. Ray (in The Art of the French Illustrated Book p.273-5) notes that P.J. Stahl was really a pseudonym for the publisher Hetzel "who was the moving force behind the book. ... Hetzel's primary objective was 'to give words to Grandville's marvelous animals.'" Ray adds " It should be noted that the engravings for this book are by Beviere, the one craftsman whose renderings of his work Grandville refused to criticize." Selected as one of Ray's 100 Outstanding French Illustrated Books (p.531). Carteret: Tresor du Bibliophile p.552-9, Gumuchian 280. Very scarece.

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