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      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 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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      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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        Missionary Labours and Scenes in Southern Africa

      London - John Snow, 1842 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. First edition. A first edition of Robert Moffat's popular account of his work as a missionary in Africa from the mid-nineteenth century. In a full calf binding, with the fold-out map and colour frontis present. With a fold-out map of Africa. With twenty engravings, including a colour frontispiece, Mission Premises, printed in oil colours, by George Baxter. In 1842 his Missionary Labours and Scenes in Southern Africa appeared, to become a widely read Victorian missionary classic -DNB. Robert Moffat, 1795-1883, was a missionary in Africa and linguist. Condition: In a full calf binding. Externally, rubbed, with slight loss to the top of the spine. There is a tidemark to the rear board. The joints are starting. The hinges are strained. Internally, firmly bound, with light marginal browning and some foxing, prominent to the plates, and the first and last few pages. Overall: GOOD ONLY..

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        Fables de Florian suivies de Tobie et de Ruth.

      Paris, Dubochet et Cie. 1842 - Illustrées par J.-J. Grandville suivies de de Tobie et de Ruth, Poèmes tirés de l’écriture Sainte et précédées d'une Notice sur la vie et les ouvrages de Florian par P.-J. Stahl. EDITION ORIGINALE. Paris, Dubochet et Cie. 1842 - 292 pages. Reliure demi chagrin vert de l'époque. Dos lisse à faux nerfs filetés et fleurons dorés. Dos et bords légèrement frottés. Pas de rousseur. Très bon état. Format in-8°(24x16). 1ère Edition [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Anleitung zur Analyse organischer Körper

      Braunschweig: Verlag Friedrich Vieweg u. Sohn, 1842 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. 1st Edition. 8vo - over 7¾ - 9¾" tall. 8vo (20.8x13.0cm). [4], 72 pp., 2 folded copper engraved plates, 1 lithogr. plate and 2 folded charts. Contemp. three-quarter calf, label to spine (rubbing, chafing, spine-ends frayed), light brownstaining to plates and charts, backing to inner margin of 1 chart, 1 chart with tear to inner margin. ---- Horblit 67, Dibner 46, Paolini 237 - First edition of one of the first separately published treatises by Liebig. This copy with the rare additional folded table intended to be used as a wallchart backed by cardboard. "Important publication of the constitution of organic compounds, with description in detail of the modern method of chemical analysis" (Horblit). "His insistence that chemistry could be applied to agriculture marks the beginning of the practical applications of chemistry which dominated his life" (Dibner)..

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        Praktikale zeevaartkunde en theoretische kennis, voor handel en scheepvaart.

      Asd., Hulst van Keulen, 1842. - 4to. VIII+16+313 pp. With 684 fine steel-engr. ills. on 121 plts. (numbered 1-120 + 53A; plate #48 in facs.). Index, list of subscribers. Warranted with autograph signature by the author. Hardcover. Contemp. half calf, cloth boards, spine gilt; marbled endpapers. (Expertly rebacked with or. spine laid on, covers sl. rubbed; tear in p. 107/8 closed. Overall well preserved, clean copy). [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        BIBLIOMANIA; OR, BOOK=MADNESS; A BIBLIOGRAPHICAL ROMANCE. To Which Are Now Added Preliminary Observations, and a Supplement Including a Key to the Assumed Characters in the Drama

      London: Henry G. Bohn, 1842. New and Improved edition. Including the reprint of the 1809 edition and the supplementary matter of 1811. Illustrated throughout with fine, beautiful woodcut engravings, borders, headpieces and initials, printed in red and black, a number of the plates on India paper, mounted. Large, thick 8vo, in a beautiful Zaehnsdorf signed binding dated 1893 of full black morocco, the boards richly adorned in fine Edwardian style. The boards feature a wide frame of gilt vines, flowers and thistles at the corners of elaborate gilt ruled columns, further gilt ruling around this and then at the edges, the turn-ins likewise gilt tooled, the spine with tall gilt stippled raised bands creating compartments decorated much like the covers and with gilt lettering in three of them, fine marbled endpapers and t.e.g. xiv, 618, 62, xxxiv indexes, pp. A very appealing and attractive copy, internally fresh and clean with almost none of the commonly found foxing. The handsome Zaehnsdorf binding with some early expert restoration and minimal general age-evidence at the edges and tips. A GREAT BIBLIOPHILIC CORNERSTONE WORK, WITH MAJOR ADDITIONS. ONE OF THE CORE TEXTS OF BOOK COLLECTING. This new edition, written 30 years after the first, adds “Preliminary observations, and a supplement including a key to the assumed characters in the drama.” In his first edition, Dibdin presumed to more substantially treat a subject which had been addressed earlier in 1809 in verse form by Dr. Ferriar. He proposed to Heber, to whom the verse had been addressed, to accept another, but in prose. ‘It was accordingly settled that Dibdin’s performance should be addressed to the same individual, in a small octavo volume, of a moderate price. It was written “calamo currentissimo,” within a lunar month, and had the effect of producing much innocent mirth, and exciting a general curiosity after rare and precious volumes. The profits of the sale about covered the expenses of a week’s housekeeping.’ But the book has remained a favorite for two centuries and is now presumed to be a classic part of any collector’s library. A very pleasing copy of this work.

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        Bibliomania; or Book-Madness; a Bibliographical Romance

      London: Henry G. Bohn, York Street, Covent-Garden, 1842. "New and improved edition, to which are now added preliminary observations, and a supplement including a key to the assumed characters in the drama". 8vo. Illustrated. xiv, 618, 63, [1], xxxiv pp. Bensley, Printer. Bound in full green pebbled morocco, a.e.g., by Hayday. About fine. Bookplates of F.T. Wilson and Stuart Schimmel. Jackson 20 ("This edition contains a reprint of the original, 1809, edition as well as that of 1811, with supplementary matter"); Windle & Pippin A11e . A nice copy of this classic work, now with a key as to who is who in the text

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        Reise igjennem Nordlandene og Vestfinmarken i Sommeren 1841.

      Chra., Guldberg & Dzwonkowski. 1842. 8vo. Samtidig marmorert kartonasjebind med skinnrygg. VI, 118 s.. Samtidig skrift på forsatsen, liten slitasje ved øvre kapitél, ellers et fint eksemplar av denne sjeldne boken

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        The Ladies' Companion to the Flower Garden. Being an Alphabetical Arrangement of all the Ornamental Plants usually grown in Gardens & Shubberies: with full Directions for their Culture

      London: William Smith, 1842. Second edition A Near Fine Second Edition copy, with considerable additions and corrections. Foolscap Octavo (4.75 x 7 inches). Brown blind-embossed cloth with gilt lettering to cover and spine. AEG. Expert minor restoration to the foot of spine, otherwise a very nice copy. Engraved bookplate on front paste down: "Panshanger" under floating crown and entwined "C's". Pp. 350, with numerous wood-engraved illustrations, plus a 16 page publisher's catalogue bound in. hand-colored lithographed frontispiece of a bright bouquet of garden flowers, rendered in Mrs. Loudon's classic style. Produced upon the success of her landmark floricultural series; The Ladies" Flower Garden of Ornamental Annuals, Perennials and Bulbous Plants, (William Smith, London, 1840-45), Mrs. Loudon introduced this lovely Flora's Lexicon. In the words of the eminent Victorian botanical artist and writer, she has created for the edification of the possessor of small gardens, a single handy "dictionary of the English and botanical names of the most popular flowers, with directions for their culture", complete with instruction on the pronunciation. A scarce and timeless gardener's treasure, particularly in this fine condition. &

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        LE JARDIN DES PLANTES, description complète, historique et pittoresque ou MUSEUM D’HISTOIRE NATURELLE, de la ménagerie, des serres, des galeries de minéralogie et d’anatomie et de la vallée suisse. (Moeurs et instincts des animaux, botanique, anatomie comparée, minéralogie, géologie, zoologie).

      - Paris, L. Curmer, 1842-1843. 2 volumes in-4 plein veau fauve ancien, dos lisses ornés de filets et roulettes dorés, titres dorés, (ft+t+2ff+XXIX+446),(ft+t+2ff+664pp+1f). Ce célèbre ouvrage est illustré de très nombreuses vignettes et de belles ornementations en têtes de chapitres; mais il contient surtout les planches hors-texte suivantes:Plan topographique, panorama, labyrinthes du jardin des plantes en doubles pages; la fontaine, le café, l’amphithéâtre, la cabane des hérons, la fosse aux ours, les grandes serres, dauphins, sauriens, reptiles, chimpanzés, félins, éléphants, singes, rennes, bouquetins, etc. Egalement nombreux types humains; table alphabétique des arbres et arbustes, etc.En outre il est enrichi de NOMBREUSES PLANCHES DE FLEURS, D’OISEAUX, D’INSECTES, DE PAPILLONS GRAVEES EN COULEURS. Soit un total de 173 GRAVURES sur 185.Défauts normaux pour des ouvrages ayant été pratiqués: reliures un peu frottées avec une petite fente à une coiffe, cahiers parfois légèrement déreliés, papier inégal et un peu plus brun par endroits avec de petites fentes marginales, coins émoussés, rousseurs minimes surtout compte tenu de la période; malgré cela l’ensemble est très agréable, en pleine reliure, le papier est dans l’ensemble très blanc et les couleurs des gravures très fraîches.Brivois précise que cette édition est supérieure à celle de Dubochet, "les gravures sont tirées sur les bois originaux, au lieu de l’être sur les clichés, et le coloris est très soigné", (p. 216). [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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

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

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        Costumes Africaines. African costumes.

      Beautiful selection of hand colored plates of African costumes. 1842-1848. Paris. Aubert. In folio (510 mm x 350 mm). 13 lithographs hand colored and heightened with gum arabic. Later but 19th century quarter morocco and brown pebbled cloth, title stamped in gilt on upper cover, gently rubbed. Scattered foxing affecting images and margins; every plate hand colored. A selection of plates representing African costumes, taken from the virtually impossible-to-see complete Galerie Royale de Costumes, a monumental enterprise which included over 250 lithographs of the different nations of the World in local costumes. Normally, collectors would buy those that were of interest and have them bound together, to the extent that some collections of plates are considered complete as they are ?such the cases of the plates from Mexico, Peru, Argentina, etc. The artists employed or after whom the lithographs were taken included some of the best of the time. This selection of plates shows mostly African soldiers and civil servants and a few plates dedicated to women in splendid attires.

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        Objections to the project of His Excellency Sir George Gipps

      Sydney,: James Tegg, George Street, 1842.. Octavo, 20 pp.; a very good copy in plain brown wrappers. Scarce attack on Gipps: the final ten pages comprise a protest regarding the New South Wales Legislative Council signed by both John Jamison and John Blaxland. Having unsuccessfully sought English aid in cancelling immigration orders after the expensive rush of bounty immigrants, and after being severely censured for issuing orders in excess of land revenue, Gipps submitted a plan to the Local Legislature 'for raising by Debentures the sum of £200,000, to be secured on, and paid out of the Ordinary Revenue of the Colony, if not satisfied within three years, out of the Land Fund, and bearing interest not exceeding the rate of six per cent. per annum, payable out of the Ordinary Revenue of the Colony...'. This pamphlet sets out the objections to the plan, which was not accepted. Gipps was then forced to draw on the military chest, and when that was exhausted, withdrew government deposits from the banks to meet the deficits already incurred for bounty payments. When all these measures proved inadequate, he finally borrowed £50,000 in debentures, "a daring innovation" (ADB).Crittenden, 'James Tegg', p. 73.

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        Der neue Pitaval. Eine Sammlung der interessantesten Criminalgeschichten aller Länder aus älterer und neuerer Zeit 1-24

      First series vols. 1-12 (bound), 1842-1847 (minus vol. 9, not bound, 2nd impression 1859)Second series vols. 1-12 (continued as vols. 13-24), 2nd impression, 1860-61

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        Der neue Pitaval. Eine Sammlung der interessantesten Criminalgeschichten aller Länder aus älterer und neuerer Zeit.

      First series vols. 1-12 (bound), 1842-1847 (minus vol. 9, not bound, 2nd impression 1859)Second series vols. 1-12 (continued as vols. 13-24), 2nd impression, 1860-61

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      1842. Good. [PERIODICALS] ANNALES DES MINES, AN INTERRUPTED RUN 1842-1894, 23 VOLUMES. Paris: Dunod (& Vicq) editeurs, 1842-1894. var pp. 8vo., brown cloth or quarter leather with gilt spine lettering. Ex-library with usual markings. Memoires. Folding plates: mine equipment and machinery, excavation, plans. Occasional foxing to text edges and plate edges, else good condition with some brittle pages in older volumes. 23 volumes, as follows: 4th series, Volume 1 (1842) 7th series, Volumes 15-20 (1877, 1879-1881) 8th series, Volumes 1-9, 12-15 (1882-1886, 1887-1889).

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        A Descriptive Vocabulary

      London,: Wm. S. Orr, 1842.. Octavo; crude repair to title-page, some wear to extremities, else a good mostly unopened copy in original green cloth, with 4-pp. advertisements bound in. Moore, a lawyer, landed proprietor and diarist, arrived at the Swan River Settlement on the brig Cleopatra in 1830; over the following decades he became a large land-holder at his property Millendon and was appointed advocate-general.Less than a month after arriving in the settlement, Moore accompanied the colonial secretary on a search-party to find Aborigines implicated in a robbery. From this period on he would express sympathetic concern for the local tribes, and made a sustained effort to learn their language and understand their stories.This work is based on the preliminary studies of the explorer George Grey. Moore greatly expanded and enhanced the material, producing a genuinely descriptive vocabulary of the language in common use amongst the Aborigines of Western Australia. As with all good works of this sort, Moore's work makes fascinating reading, as it includes detailed observations regarding the habits, manners and customs of the natives and the natural history of the country.Throughout, Moore's work gives a real insight into the lives of the settlers themselves; thus 'Janjin... the native pear tree. It bears a thing which looks provokingly like a good fruit'.Ferguson, 3455.

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        One Hundred and Thirty-Seven Views on The Coasts of England, France, Spain, Portugal, Italy, &c. | From Drawings by J.T. Serres, Late Marine Painter to His Majesty, and Marine Draftsman to the Right Hon.ble The Board of Admiralty. | Third Edition. Price One Pound, Fifteen Shillings

      London: Published by Charles Wilson, (Late J.W. Norie & Wilson), Chartseller to the Admiralty, the Hon. East India Company, and Corporat, 1842. Hardcover. Third edition. Folio. [ii] pp text ("Contents") + 14 leaves (of 20), printed rectos only, each with multiple hand-colored views. In the original binding of quarter morocco and cloth over thin boards; binding very rough, nearly all of the printed paper title-label set on the upper cover perished; spine split, and largely missing; a Poor copy, missing 6 leaves, of a rare book. Image or additional images available upon request

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        En skrift för fäderneslandets fornvänner.

      1842-45, 1847-49. Stockholm, P. A. Norstedt & söner/ Albert Bonniers/ J. L. Brudins förlag, 1842-49. Stor 8:o. (4),+ 52; 70; 59,+ (1); (2); 92,+ (2); (2); 128; (4),+ 113,+ (1),+ slip; (4),+ 42; (4),+ 48; (4),+ 50; 44 s.+ 41 litogr. planscher, varav 5 utvikbara och 1 handkolorerad,+ 3 musikbilagor (på åtta blad). Titeln till 1849 tryckt i rött och svart. Första serien häfte 1 med kraftiga brun-och lagerfläckar. Årgång 1844 med fuktrand inledningsvis och liksom 1845 med fläckar och tidningsbevillningstämplar. Något nötta senare röda hfrbd, guldornerade ryggar med upphöjda bind och svarta titeletiketter, röda snitt och med häftesomslag medbundna till 1842-43, det främre lagat, och till 1847-50 (Fr. Ljunggrens bokbinderi). Två volymer. Ur Gustaf Hallgrens bibliotek, med hans exlibrishäfte. Häfte 2-4 saknar deltitelblad. Titelbladet till årgång 1844 saknas som alltid (här ersatt med ett av deltitelbladen till första serien) liksom plansch 3 (Tjängvidestenen) i årgång 1845. Ytterligare sju planscher saknas. Lundstedt II, 213 för år 1844-45. Bring Itineraria, 653. 1846 blev aldrig utgiven. Den medbundna slipen informerar om att planschen med Tjängvidestenen ej finns tillgänglig vid tryckningen. Framförallt de senare årgångarna, 1847-50, är ovanliga, och helt komplett med samliga planscher är mycket ovanligt. Den började som "Runa. En skrift för fäderneslandets fornvänner" 1842-43 (häfte 1-4), följdes av "Runa. Antiqvarisk tidskrift" 1844-45 och därefter "Runa. Svenska fornsamlingar" 1847-48 och "Runa. Läsning för fäderneslandets fornwänner" 1849-50. År 1865 till 1875 utkom en ny serie i större format. Bring hänvisar till artikeln "Antikvariska utvandringar i Westmanland" som finns i 1842, häfte 1-4

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        Cockatoo Island, Port Jackson

      Sydney,, 1842.. Watercolour, 185 x 295 mm, framed. John Skinner Prout (1805-1876) was a largely self trained artist who arrived in Sydney with his family in December 1840. He remained for several years producing many local views but his efforts to educate the population with a series of lectures on the principles of art was met with a lack of public enthusiasm which greatly disappointed him. He visited Van Diemen's Land in 1844 and was so impressed he returned to collect his family from Sydney and resettle there.On the reverse of this watercolour a contemporary hand has written in pencil 'Cockatoo Island, Port Jackson J.S.Prout 1842', But this work clearly shows Goat Island, similar in perspective to a watercolour held in the National Library Canberra. Carton Booth's Australia has steel engravings of both Goat and Cockatoo Island based on paintings by Prout and the Goat Island image looks the most similar to this view.

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        Coloured Illustrations Of British Birds, And Their Eggs

      (Vols. I-II:) London: G.W.Nickisson, 1842-44 & (Vols. III-VII:) London: Simpkin, Marshall & Co. 1846-47-48-49-50., 1846. 7 Volumes. 8vo. pp. iv, 230; iv, 233, [1]; iv, 240; iv, 215, [1]; iv, 192; iv, 185; viii, 206. 432 lithographed plates, comprising 322 hand-coloured plates of birds, 102 hand-coloured plates of eggs, & 8 outline plates. wood-engraved title vignettes. An attractive set, bound in 19th century calf, gilt backs (split in lower front joint of Vol. I). First Octavo Edition. Of the first folio edition (1835-50), Casey Wood remarked: "With the possible exception of Lord Lilford's Birds, this is the finest and most complete atlas of portraits of British avifauna (with their eggs) ever published." The number of egg plates in the set varies, there usually being only 102 as here. Anker p. 58. Casey Wood p. 462. Fine Bird Books 94. Freeman 2563. Mullens & Swann pp. 403-04. Nissen 628. Zimmer II p. 433.. F. Hardcover.

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        The Danube: its history, scenery, and topography

      New York, Virtue and Yorston,, 1842. Splendidly illustrated, from sketches taken on the spot, by Abresch, and drawn by W. H. Bartlett, Esq. Quarto. Original brown morocco heavily blocked in brown, spine and upper cover elaborately lettered in gilt, spine with gilt leaf motifs in compartments, gilt inner dentelles, marbled endpapers, gilt edges. Portrait frontispiece, engraved title, copiously illustrated with steel-engravings, maps, etc., woodcuts in the text. Extremities rubbed, a good firm copy.

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        Werke. Vollständige Ausgabe letzter Hand. [Großoktavausgabe]. 60 Bücher in 30 Bänden. Mit 1 gest. Porträt nach Chodowiecki, 1 Kupfertafel , 5 gefalt. Beilagen und einigen Textholzschnitten.

      Stuttgart und Tübingen, Cotta 1827 - 1842. - Vitri3 Gr.8°. Marmorierte Halblederbände der Zeit mit je 2 farbigen Rückenschildern und etwas Rückenvergoldung. Groß Oktav. Allseitiger Gelbschnitt und Lesebändchen. Einbände in leicht variierender Färbung. Ecken etwas bestoßen. - 2 Bll. (in Bd. XV) gelöst, 1 Titel mit kl. Knickspur. Einbände teilweise leicht berieben; ca. 10 Rücken mit kl. Knickspur, dadurch einige Rückenschilde mit kleineren Fehlstellen; Bde 5/6, 7/8 u. 27/28 mit je ca. 5 cm Fraß am Außengelenk, Bd. 33/34 mit hälftiger stärkerer Fraßspur im Außengelenk, Bd. 55 mit 4 cm angeplatztem Lederbezug am Außengelenk. - Einfaches Ex Libris in den Innendeckeln - Überwiegend fleckenfreies, vollständiges und trotz der hier aufgeführten Mängel insgesamt ein richtig gutes Exemplar der Großoktavausgabe. -- Well-preserved copy of the rare large octave edition. With 1 engr. portrait after Chodowiecki, 1copper plate, 5 folding additions and several woodcuts in the text. Contemp. marbled half calf with 2 lbels in colors and some gilt spine. Comprises those 40 vols. of works prepared by Goethe himself as well as the following 20 vols of posthumous works. The portrait of Goethe, engr. after Chodowiecki in vol. LVI, presumably originates from the separately supplied series of engravings from the last Goethe edition published at the artist's lifetime (cf. Hagen 24d). - Mostly stainless, well-preserved and complete copy from the large octave edition. Hagen 24 und 24 a. - Goedeke IV/3, 14 C. -- Umfaßt die 40 Bände der von Goethe selbst noch vorbereiteten Werke sowie die anschließenden 20 Bände der nachgelassenen Werke. - Das Inhaltsverzeichnis und Namensverzeichnis von Chr. Th. Musculus und Riemer am Ende von Band LV. Band LI mit einer Kupfertafel zur Geologie und Band LV mit einigen Holzschnitten zur Optik. Das nach Chodowiecki gestochene Porträt Goethes in Band. LVI wohl aus der zur Goethe-Ausgabe letzter Hand sep. gelieferten Folge von Kupferstichen (vgl. Hagen 24d). 18292

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        The Holy Bible

      London - A. Fullerton and Co., 1842 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. A beautifully illustrated copy of the Christian Bible. With forty-four engraved plates, including a frontispiece to each volume and a folding frontispiece map to volume I. Also with decorative papers for family registers, left blank. With explanatory notes, practical observations, and copious marginal references by Thomas Scott, and an introductory essay and numerous additional critical, explanatory and practical notes by William Symington. William Symington was a Reformed Presbyterian (Cameronian) minister. Among the Reformed Presbyterians Symington, like his brother, was a commanding influence. A noted evangelical in the covenanting tradition, he was none the less outward-looking and deeply involved in social issues such as slavery, illiteracy, and poor working conditions. Like Thomas Chalmers, whom he in part resembled, he advocated a Scotland cleansed and dedicated. Besides his published sermons, he recorded his views in The Atonement and Intercession of Jesus Christ (1834) and Messiah the Prince (1839; reissued 1881 with memoir). The latter was an important exposition of Cameronian ecclesiological thought. (DNB)Complete in three volumes. Condition: In full morocco bindings. Externally smart, with just some marks to the boards and some shelfwear. Front joints of volumes I,II and III starting; rear joint of volume I also starting. Internally, firmly bound. Fron hinges of volumes I and III strained, but firm. There is some off-setting from the plates. Some foxing to plates, and some scattered spotting to the pages. Overall: VERY GOOD..

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        Rome Ancient and Modern and Its Environs (Four Volumes)

      Four volume set, complete. Publisher: ROME, Printed for the Author by Crispino Puccinelli. Presumed first edition since it was privately printed. Dates vary: vol 1 1842, vol 2 1844, vol 3 1843, and vol 4 1844, but a matched set. Original full vellum with red and black spine labels intact. Bookplate on fep of each volume stating that they were a gift to the Library of Villa De Chantal by Mr. Peter Connor. Faint library number in white ink near bottom of each spine. Boards attached on all volumes but there is a one inch crack at the top of the spine of vol. 4, the thickest volume. The backboard of vol 1 is beginning to show separation of a half inch top and bottom. This is an extremely rare set of early Roman history. Contains many old engravings in excellent condition.

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      - Stuttgart, J. F. Steinkopf, 1842. Format oblong : 27x19 cm. Ouvrage illustré de 40 magnifiques gravures accompagnées de textes descriptifs en français et en allemand. Reliure moderne en plein parchemin, fermée par deux lacets. Dos à 5 nerfs, portant le titre sur une pièce de maroquin de couleur bordeau. Ouvrage restauré. Rousseurs. Rare ensemble de gravures anciennes de la Terre Sainte.

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        Description of the Skeleton of an Extinct Gigantic Sloth,

      London - R and J. E. Taylor, 1842 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. The first and only edition of owens monograph on the giant sloth, based on a specimen brought back by Charles Darwin from South America. Featuringtwenty-four plates, four of which are folding, and one of which depicts the skeleton in its entirety. Each plate includes adescription to face. Collated complete. Owen states within his Introduction The collection of fossils brought to England from South America by Mr. Darwin has enabled me to add the following facts to the history of the Megatherium. The teeth of the Megatherium, for example, do not differ in number from those of the Sloths, as both Cuvier and M. de Blainville supposed; there being five, not four molars on each side of the upper jaw. Microscopic examination having demonstrated a marked difference in the intimate structure of the teeth of the Sloths and Armadillos, I have ascertained by this mode of investigation, that the teeth of the Megatherium have the same texture and composition as those of the Sloth. And if from identity of dental structure in two different animals we may predicate a similarity in their food, a glance at the bony frame-work of the Megatherium is sufficient to show that it must have resorted to other means of obtaining its leafy provender than that of climbing for it; whereby the necessity of inferring a proportionate magnitude of the trees which nourished the Megatherium is obviated. Richard Owen was an English biologist, comparative anatomist and paleontologist. He was the driving force behind the establishment, in 1881, of the British Museum (Natural History) in London. By making the Natural History Museum an institution for everyone, Owen transformed our expectations of what museums are for. Owen helped Benjamin Waterhouse Hawkins to createthe first life-size sculptures depicting skeletons, such as dinosaurs as he thought they may have appeared. Described as A masterpiece both of anatomical description and of reasoning and influence' (DNB). Condition: In moire cloth binding with gilt lettering to the spine. Externally, sound with slight rubbing to the spine and extremities. Internally, firmly bound with bright and clean pages. Closed tear tofirst folding plateand reinforced with cloth tape. Some light offsetting. Overall: VERY GOOD..

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        W. Blacker's Art of Angling and Complete System of Fly Making, and Dying of Colours - Shewing the Different Processes of the fly before it is finished, giving the Angler a perfect knowledge of every thing requisite to Complete him in this Noble Art

      London: Published by the Author, March 1842 - Heckscher copy of the rare first edition with 38 pages. Later editions of this widely reprinted work were expanded to 48 and subsequently 130 pp First edition. Small 12mo. Illustrated with plates. Frontispiece of nine flies and a "picker", engraved title, plate titled "Fly Fishing". Pp. [i, contents], [ii, blank]; 1-38. Purple embossed morocco, a.e.g. Some browning at edges of plates, minor rubbing to extremities. Both Heckscher bookplates. Very good. Custom red morocco back slipcase and cloth chemise. Heckscher 201 (this copy); Westwood & Satchell pp. 32-3; Gee, Sportsman's Library, p. 86 [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Tab 82 Acrocomia Microcarpa

       A wonderfully detailed chromolithograph of a tropical palm by João Barbosa Rodrigues (1842-1909) from his breathtaking book "Sertum Palmarum Brasiliensium". This book was published in Brussels in 1903. This print is of superior quality on bright, crisp paper and in good condition overall. In good condition with some foxing/staining/creasing. Director of the botanical gardens and Professor of Botany at the University of Rio de Janiero, João Barbosa Rodrigues was a highly respected scientist, researcher and illustrator who did much to advance knowledge of Brazilian natural history and habitat.  Early nineteenth-century European and American explorers had frequently mentioned the large variety of palms to be found in South America, most noted among them the German naturalist, Alexander von Humboldt.  He described the overwhelming impression made by ?that vigour and freshness of vegetable life which characterizes the climate of the tropics? and singled out a particular need for ?a large number of separate studies of the foliage of trees; of leafy, flowering, or fruitbearing stems; or prostrate trunks.?  Less that one hundred years later, João Barbosa Rodrigues answered Humboldt?s call in this, perhaps one of his finest publications, depicting the palms of Brazil.  His illustrations contain both scientific and aesthetic appeal and delineate the various stages of growth of the palm.  However, the publication is also significant in that is was completed by a native Brazilian rather than a European or American botanist and thus shows the growing interest and growth in science in both the New World as well as the Old World.

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