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        RIGHTEOUSNESS The CENTRAL PRINCIPLE Of CHRISTIANITY, and the True Basis of the Unitarian Denomination. Printed for the American Unitarian Association. 1st Series. No. 184

      Boston:: James Munroe & Co,. 1842.. 8vo. 1st published edition (American Imprints 42-1947). 34 pp. With slip laid-in noting this volume's sale in the William Glyde Wilkin's Anderson Auction, February 1922.. Black quarter sheep with blue marbled paper boards & gilt stamped title lettering to spine.. Modest shelfwear to binding. Bookplate. Age-toning to paper. extremities. A VG copy.. This tract "was delivered as a discourse before the Convention which met at Worcester, Mass., October 18, 1842." [Preliminary Notice]. Formerly owned by the prominent Dickens collector, William Glyde Wilkins. One can speculate that this tract acquired because of Dickens turned to Unitarianism, which Edgar Johnson tells us, was 'stimulated' in 1842 by William Ellery Channing during Dickens' trip that year to the United States. Cf. Johnson CHARLES DICKENS, v1, p. 378. This tract here offered is bound with Tavistock Books ID #37415 [International Copyright], price is for both titles in this one volume.

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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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        The Poetical Works Of John Milton. With Notes Of Various Authors; And With Some Account Of The Life And Writiings Of Milton, Derived Principally From Original Documents In Her Majesty's State-paper Office. By The Rev. He

      Fourth Edition. Bound by White in full brown leather with the covers and spines stamped in gilt. Dentelles stamped in gilt. Five raised bands on the spines. All edges gilt. Marbled endpapers. Previous owner's bookplate on the front pastedown endpapers. Image on request. A beautiful set. Hardcover. Book condition: Fine Condition

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        Don Quixote de la Mancha

      Henry G. Bohn, London, 1842. Hardcover (Full Leather). Very Good Condition. Illustrator: Tony Johannot, etc. 2 volumes in full blue calf with elaborately gilt spines in compartments with 5 raised bands. Added marbled endpapers and inner dentelles; very attractively bound but unsigned. Light rubbing to hinges, a few surface marks to leather. With the ownership signature of Henry W. Keyes (and dated Cambridge, 1884, some time before he married Francis Parkinson). Marginal paper repair in the preliminaries, occasional light foxing and other minor marks - generally quite clean. With illustrations, both plates and in text, throughout. liv, 706pp; 772pp. Size: Octavo (8vo). 2-volume set (complete). Illustrator: Tony Johannot, etc.. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: 2-3 kilos. Category: Literature & Literary; Antiquarian & Rare. Inventory No: 042733. .

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        A Description of the Genus Pinus, with directions relative to the cultivation, and remarks on the uses of the several species: also descriptions of many other new species of the family Coniferae. Plates

      London: James Bohn, 1842. Folio. (21 1/2 x 14 5/8 inches). 93 hand- coloured engraved plates (including 7 plates of views of trees in landscapes, 86 plates of botanical details,) after Ferdinand Bauer, J. Sowerby, J.T. Hart and others, engraved by Warner, Mackenzie, J. Sowerby, E.S. Weddell, Quiroz and others. Expertly bound to style in half purple morocco over original purple cloth covered boards, flat spine in six compartments, lettered in the second and third, the others with a repeat overall decoration in gilt. A fine copy of Lambert's masterpiece: the ultimate edition, including spectacular plates after Ferdinand Bauer. Only a few copies of this edition, published by James Bohn, appear to have been printed and no other copies are listed as having sold at auction in the past twenty-five years. It was the first edition to gather all the plates into a single large-format volume (with a separate octavo text volume not present here) thus eliminating any possibility of problems with the text offsetting onto the image area. The majority of the plates are after Ferdinand Bauer, who with his brother Franz "may well claim to be the greatest of all botanical draughtsmen. Their skill in execution of detail is miraculous, yet they never lost sight of the wood for the trees; everything is understood, balanced, controlled ... The splendid illustrations to [the present work] ... deeply impressed Goethe ... The botanical draughtsman was no longer the mere recorder of floral beauty; he now had the more difficult task of serving both Art and Science" (Great Flower Books, p.37).The earliest edition of this work, with the fewest number of plates, was published in two volumes between 1803 and 1824. It then appeared in various formats with varying numbers of plates until the Bohn issue of 1842. According to Henrey the largest number of plates found is 103 in a 3-volume folio edition published by George White between 1837 and 1842 (although Nissen gives a plate total of 117 for the same edition). The present example has one more plate than the Lindley Library copy described by Henrey. Lambert's work is of primary importance as a record of the genus Pinus, and is often cited in subsequent works. However as Renkema and Ardagh point out, the somewhat haphazard way in which the work was published means that these citations are often contradictory and to gain a full understanding of the information given by Lambert it is essential to have access to not just one but all of the main editions, culminating with the present work. Great Flower Books (1990) p.111; Henrey III, 925; cf. H.W. Renkema & J. Ardagh 'Aylmer Bourke Lambert and his "Description of the genus Pinus"' in Journal Linnean Society London, Botany (1930) vol.48, pp.439-466; cf. Stafleu & Cowan TL2 4146.

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        The Ingoldsby legends or mirth and marvels by Thomas Ingoldsby Esquire [with] The Ingoldsby legends ... Second series

      Richard Bentley London: Richard Bentley, 1840 & 1842. Bindings a bit darkened and slightly discolored at extremities, light rubbing to joints, some foxing to the prelims of the first volume, with an old tide-mark in the lower gutter areas of the plates; a tipped-in bookseller's description in the first volume. => A very good, very interesting example of a very rare thing.. 8vo. 2 vols. I: [6], v, [3], 338, [2] pp. with inserted extra-engraved title (a proof before letters), numbered colophon leaf, engraved title, and six etched plates; II: vii, [3], 288 pp. with engraved title and seven etched plates. The very rare private issue of the first two volumes of Barham's most successful work, specially printed on heavier cream-toned paper, with the special limitation leaf, numbered and signed by Richard Bentley in the first volume. Plates and illustrations are by Leech, Cruikshank, and Buss. This copy is denoted copy #1 in ink, but a trace of an erasure suggests it may have been denoted #12, and then corrected at some point. The ownership signature of the author's son, R.H.D. Barham, who edited the third volume in 1847, appears on the half-title of the second volume. No private issue of the third volume was prepared.The rather complex bibliography of this private issue, as well as that of the public issue, is discussed at length by Sadleir in the context of his entries for the copies in his collection, pp. 27– 29. He owned copy #8 (the publisher's copy) of the private edition of the first volume, but lacked the second volume in this form. He had knowledge of only two other copies, Barham's own copy (later Owen Young's) at the NYPL, and a catalogue reference to a copy from the collection of D. Phoenix Ingraham, sold in "February 1836 [sic, i.e. 1936]." This copy of the first volume, like Sadleir's and the others, has on p. 236 the incomplete printing of "The Franklyn's Dogge." Sadleir's analysis suggested to him the following probable sequence: a) the private edition, b) copies of the public edition with p. 236 in the same form as it appears in the private edition, c) copies of the public edition with p. 236 blank; and d) copies of the public edition with the complete new version of the text on p. 236.The set in hand raises a new question in regard to the form of the binding of the private edition in its original state. Sadleir's copy, like the copy he located at NYPL, was bound in "Full brown Russia," with the title, imprint, and date on the spine, and the title on the upper board, and he describes that binding as "original." The binding described by Carter in reference to the twelve private copies is also in accord with Sadleir's description. However, the remnants of the binding preserved at the back of the present first volume — see below — are red moiré silk (as opposed to the brown cloth of the public edition), with the side panels and spine ornately blocked with a gilt design and the title within the gilt frame (the spine is rather worn, but legible). This suggests that only some of the twelve private copies were bound in leather, and others, or at least one, were bound in this special silk cloth, gilt extra.Binding: Full claret crushed levant, gilt extra, all edges gilt, by Riviere, with the side panels and spine of the original binding of the first volume bound at the end.Barham began writing the short pieces making up this series as contributions to his friend and classmate's Bentley's Miscellany. The subject matter was "at first derived from the legendary lore of the author's ancestral locality in Kent, but soon [was] enriched by satires on the topics of the day and subjects of pure invention, or borrowed from history or the ‘Acta Sanctorum'. . . . The success of the ‘Legends' was pronounced from the first, and when published collectively in 1840 they at once took the high place in humorous literature which they have ever since retained" (DNB).Provenance: With R.H.D. Barham's signature as noted above, and with the armorial bookplate of Sir David Lionel Salomons (1851–1925) in each volume,.

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        English Botany, or, Coloured Figures of British Plants, with Their Essential Characters, Synonyms, and Places of Growth. 12 volume set

      London: J E Sowerby and Judith Sowerby, 1842.. Third Edition [Vols I - 7] and Second Edition [Vols 8-12]. Red/gilt hardback cloth cover. G+ : in Good condition plus. Library binding. Ex.-lib with minimal marking. Some columnar pencil ticks to text. One plate loose in Vol XII otherwise contents firm. Some foxing to some of the plates in three of the volumes but overall plates bright and VG. 1428pp + plates :: 2580 hand coloured plates :: 260mm x 170mm (10" x 7") :: Volumes published between 1842 and 1854. Volumes I -VII, [3rd Edition] published by J E Sowerby and Volumes VIII - XII [2nd Edition] published by Judith Sowerby

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        Letters from Hofwyl by a Parent, on the Educational Institutions of De Fellenberg. With An Appendix, Containing Woodbridge's Sketches of Hofwyl, Reprinted from the Annals of Education

      Longman Brown Green and Longmans London: Longman, Brown, Green, and Longmans 1842 First edition. Modern marbled boards with printed paper spine label. . Octavo. Very good. Louisa Mary Barwell (1800-1885) was the daughter of inventor and writer on music, Richard Mackenzie Bacon (1776-1844), and from the age of eighteen, she was associated with her father in the editorship of the Quarterly Musical Magazine and Review (1818-1830). After her marriage to wine merchant John Barwell, she turned her attention to the composition of educational works, contributing regularly to the Quarterly Journal of Education and the New Monthly Magazine. She was particularly known for her writings on music education. The Barwells became friends with Philipp Emmanuel von Fellenberg and enrolled their sons at his school in Switzerland. Later her husband, who shared her interest in education, was instrumental in securing the success of a scheme by which a charity day school for girls in Norwich was converted into an industrial training school for girls. Louisa Barwell also wrote books for children, including Little Lessons for Little Learners (1833) and Pleasant Stories in Simple Language (1850). Her popular book, Childhood's Hours (1851), was used in the royal nursery by Queen Victoria's children. (See Oxford DNB).

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        Six sketches in lithography representing the common actions of the horse.

      [London]: Day & Haghe Lithographers to the Queen, [c. 1842].. Folio, 545 X 380mm., litho. title and six litho. plates with tissue guards, orig. buff wrappers, these fraying at top of spine. [A scarce work with COPAC listing a copy at V & A only]. [Not in Abbey or Twyman].

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        Letters and Notes on the Manners, Customs and Condition of the North American Indian. Two Volume Set

      London: Tilt and Bogue, 1842.. Third Edition. Quarter-leather cover with green marbled boards. VG : in very good condition without dust jacket. Modern rebind (spines slightly scuffed.) New eps. Ex-libris bookplate ('W.S. Adams'). Previous owner inscription on title pages. Slight age darkening to page edges. Blemish on p.249 vol. 1 edge (not impinging.) Occasional light thumbing and marking. 266pp :: Four hundred exceptionally fine drawings from the authors paintings :: 260mm x 160mm (10" x 6") :: These two volumes comprise the Letters, Sketches and Notes of 8 years travel amongst the remotest tribes of the North American Indians. Catlin sees himself as a philanthropist and some sketches depict great sensitivity towards the subject

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        Skandinavisk Fauna. 4 Dele. (1. Däggdjuren. 2. Upplagan. - 2. Foglarna. 1.-2. Bd. Tredje Uppl. - 3. Amfibierna. (Skandinavisk Herpetologi). - 4. Fiskarna.).

      Lund, Berlingska/Gleerup, 1842-58. Indbundet i 3 smukke samtidige hldrbd. med rig rygforgydning. (14),XVIII,656;(6),XXXIV,580,(2),580:(4),II,120;XXXIV,768 pp. Indvendig ren og frisk.. Komplet række af dette svenske klassiske zoologiske værk. - Däggdjuren: sidste (= 2. Uppl.) og bedste udgave. - Foglarna: 4. (=Tredje Uppl) og sidste udgave. - Amfibierna: 1. og eneste udgave. - Fiskarna: 1. og eneste udgave

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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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        "Geological Map of Long and Staten Island with Environs of New York"

      New York: William W. Mather, 1842. MAGNIFICENT 1842 LARGE-SCALE GEOLOGICAL MAP OF LONG ISLAND Hand-colored Lithograph Frame size: 58.75" x 30.25", Paper size: 54" x 25" Long Island was among the first areas in the New World reached by European settlers. The town of Southampton on the eastern tip was settled in 1640 and the island and its coast were mapped by the British up to the time of the Revolutionary War. This 1842 map of Long Island was a combined effort by William W. Mather, a geologist, and the surveyor J. Calvin Smith. It is an excellent example of progress in American cartography in the 19th Century, showing Long Island in extensive detail and focusing on local geology. By the start of the 20th Century, the Long Island Railroad was promoting settlement of the Island, and issued many maps to encourage New York City residents to build houses and farms east of the City. Towns that were destined to become renowned vacation spots for the well-to-do, such as the Hamptons and Sag Harbor, were little more than villages at the time this map was published. As part of his book on the geology of New York, Mather included all of the findings from Smith's survey of the region. In conjunction with an extensive written analysis of this region, this topographical map of Long Island carefully delineates various geological information pertinent to the time period. Specific markings annotate the marshlands, areas of limestone, and other natural resources. It also shows New York metropolitan area including Westchester County, Brooklyn, eastern New Jersey, parts of Connecticut, and an Inset map of Manhattan. This map is both a rare and exceptional find, and is the finest large-scale map of Long Island published in the 19th century.. Book.

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      The Knights Templars, by C. G. Addison Esq,. of the Inner temple. Second edition. London, Longman, Brown and Longmans, 1842. Engr. title,+ iii-xv,+ (blank),+ 559,+ (1) pp.+ 1 lith. tab,+ 5 engra. plates. Two of the plates loose. Foxing and some stain at margin of the plates. Somewhat worn contemporary full calf, richly gilt spine with raised bands and green label, boards with gilt frame, marbled edges. Book plates of Morton Smith and of the Community of the Epiphany. Inscribed on front fly leaf from Morton to his vicar in 1925

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        Very fine autograph letter signed to Caroline Southey. 3-sides 4to with address panel -

      "My dear Mrs. Southey" - "It was one of my deepest regrets to leave England without seeing you & him whom you so emphatically call your 'light of life'. Both your names were high upon my list, when I left home, of those whom I was most desirous of meeting, and thanking for the pleasure derived from their writings. Especially, after the reception of your kind note, just as I was at the point of embarking for my country, did I regret that I had not persevered in visiting Keswick, which I should surely have done, when at Ambleside, but for the information I there received of the suffering health of Mr. Southey, and the consequent fear that a call from a stranger might have been burdensome or intrusive. Now must I be content for the remainder of any pilgrimage to love you without knowing the form of your countenance, or the sounding of your voice. These chasms however, Fancy busily fills……….I write to say that I do love you, and would be glad to learn from your own pen whatever you are willing to tell me of you and of him, to whose hours of darkness, Heaven has made you a ministering angel………………………..Since the wide rolling deep interposes no barrier to intellectual intercourse, why need it check the interchange of friendship or sympathy?I was delighted with my visit to the Mother Land & with the kindness and hospitality which everywhere threw its mantle over me. I think none of the scenery delighted me more than that among the Lakes in your vicinity …….But to me the finest features in every country are the living who have made it illustrious or the sepulchres where they sleep.Will you remember me most respectfully to him, who by his 'Thalaba' ……and many other creations of his pen have made me & multitudes in this young, western world, happier, and I hope better also. Would it be an improper request that to the letter, which I trust to receive from you, he would append his autograph? How much should I prize it!....................I suppose you often see the poet Wordsworth, and his family. Would it be too much trouble to ask to be remembered particularly to them, through you? My visit to Rydal Mount, is among my pleasantest recollections of the West of England. There was an exceedingly bright boy, among the grandchildren there, who I think bore the name William. I should like to send him my love, and to know of his welfare. I have expanded my thoughts more than I intended, and beg you will perceive in the circumstances the frankness of that affection with which I am your friend". Hartford, Connecticut, March 10th 1842. Folded with address panel "Mrs. Caroline Southey, Care of Dr. Robert Southey, Greta Hall, Keswick, England" . Inscribed "per Steam Ship via Boston April 1st". Remains of wax seal. Postmark of receipt 'Keswick April 21, 1842'. Mounted on a stub on inner margin. Inscribed in another, contemporary hand at head of first leaf "Mrs. Sigourney 1842".From an album compiled by Maria Burrard, a 2nd cousin of Caroline Southey.*The D.N.B. entry for Caroline Southey quotes from a letter she had written to Lydia Sigourney, obviously in response to the above letter, she writing 'The last three years have done on me the work of twenty'. Robert, who died on 21st March 1843, had suffered from rapidly advancing senile dementia, the early signs of which were apparent immediately after their marriage on 4th June 1839.

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        CARTA DELL'ITALIA IN QUINDICI FOGLI, RICAVATA DALLE MIGLIORI MAPPE FINORA PUBBLICATE. Nella proporzione di 1 a 600.000 per servire di corredo alla corografia dei diversi Stati della Penisola.

      Grande carta geografica dell'Italia di cm. 180x230, incorniciata. La carta, suddivisa in 15 grandi tavole inc. in rame, ciascuna di cm. 60x45 circa, comprende anche le isole di Corsica, Sardegna, Sicilia, Malta e le coste dell'Istria della Dalmazia. Incisa da V. Stanghi e G. Maina, titolo ornato in alto a destra (tav. n. 3) e il "Quadrato d'insieme" in basso a sinistra (tav. n. 13); una ricca bordura perimetrale racchiude l'intera carta ai quattro lati. Molto ben conservata.

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        Stabat Mater Pour deux Soprani, Tenor et Basse et Choeur [Subtitle]: à quatre ou cinq Voix... avec Accompagnement de Piano ou d'Orgue par T. Labarre. [Piano-vocal score]

      Troupenas PN T. 1106 No. 1 10 Paris: Troupenas [PN T. 1106 (No. 1-10)]. [1841-1842]. Folio. Recently bound in half dark tan leather with dark navy blue cloth boards, raised bands on spine in compartments gilt, titling gilt. 1f. (title), 1f. (recto Catalogue thématique de Morceaux, verso blank), 77, [i] (blank) pp. Binding slightly crude. Browning and foxing throughout; previous owner's signature to upper outer corner of front free endpaper. . First Edition of the second version. Rongoni p. 458, no. 8. First performed in Paris at the Théâtre Italien on January 7, 1842. "When, after the death of Varela, the original version of the Stabat mater fell into the hands of the Parisian publisher Aulagnier, who printed it and arranged a performance, Rossini, partly at the prompting of Troupenas and partly because the work published by Aulagnier was a composite, disowned this version and decided to complete the work himself. The revised Stabat mater was ready by the end of 1841. The first performance, arranged by the brothers Léon and Marie Escudier, was in Paris at the Théâtre Italien on 7 January 1842. It was received with enormous enthusiasm. The first Italian performance, at Bologna, followed in March under the direction of Donizetti." Philip Gossett in Grove online

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      Album oblungo (mm. 233x317), mz. pergam. coeva, tit. oro su tassello al dorso, frontesp. e una bellisima raccolta di 36 tavv. finemente litografate, su disegni di Landesio e Rosa, dedicate alla Villa Borghese, al suo parco, ai vari edifici (piccoli fabbricati, templi e tempietti), alle fontane, ai laghetti e agli ingressi monumentali. Cfr. Servolini, p. 425: ?Eugenio Landesio, litografo torinese (1809-79), pittore paesista. Fu attivo in Roma e andò poi a stabilirsi nel Messico, per ritornare gli ultimi anni in Italia? - Comanducci, p. 342: ?Trattò il quadro di paesaggio curando gli alberi e le piante, se non col colore, con buon disegno?. Esemplare ben conservato. Raro.

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        On the Action of the Rays of the Solar Spectrum on Vegetable Colours, and on some new Photographic Processes.

      First Edition, extracted from The Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society, vol. 132 , pp. 181-214, with one large extending lithographic plate, large quarto, very good copy, London, [The Royal Society], 1842. WITH: HERSCHEL (John W. F.) On Certain Improvements on Photographic Processes Described in a Former Communication, and on the Parathermic Rays of the Solar Spectrum, ibid, vol 133, pp.1-6, large quarto, very good copy, London, [The Royal Society], 1843.First appearance of a pioneer-paper in the history of early photography in which Herschel announced some of his important discoveries in the photographic printing processes, that of contact-printing in Prussian blue. "John Herschel invented the cyanotype process in 1842, only three years after the invention of photography. He presented the chemistry of the process in his paper "On the Action of Rays of the Solar Spectrum on Vegetable Colors and on Some New Photographic Processes" to the Royal Society in that year. The initial part of the paper introduced the Anthotype process, which was a photographic process that produced an image using crushed flower petals, alcohol, and extended exposure times. Subsequent to this, Herschel presented his research on a photographic process based on the light sensitivity of iron salts which produced a blue-toned image: the cyanotype. Herschel himself assigned the process this name, which is a derivation of a pair of Greek words thought to mean "blue" and "imprint." Herschel is credited as the inventor of a number of photographic processes, including the Chrysotype, a gold print, and the Kallitype, which is in fact a photomechanical process. The cyanotype is, nevertheless, considered the first successful non-silver process, although it did not gain popular usage for several decades after its invention. The cyanotype process is noted for its simplicity and convenience. On the simplest level, the process is based on the light sensitivity of iron salts. The chemicals required are Ferric Ammonium Citrate (in the green powdered form) and Potassium Ferricyanide. The process involves the completion of two basic chemical reactions after these chemicals have been combined in solution and brushed onto the support. First, when the Ferric Ammonium Citrate is exposed to ultra-violet light, the ferric iron is photochemically reduced to ferrous iron. The ferrous iron subsequently reacts with the Ferricyanide to produce Prussian Blue, the substance that gives the cyanotype its final blue hue." - Frances Cullen; The Ryerson Photographic Preservation and Collections.

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        Field sports of the north: comprised in a personal narrative of a residence in Sweden and Norway.

      New edition, with additions. I-II. London, S. Bentley, 1842. 8:o. Front,X,(1,1 blank),430 s. & 5 litograferade plr & 1 utvikbar grav. karta + III-VIII,420 s. & 7 litograferade plr & 1 grav. plansch & 1 grav. karta. Med illustrationer i texten. Två samtida ngt nötta skinnbd med upphöjda bind, guldornerade ryggar och gröna titel- samt deltiteletiketter. Pärmarna med guldornerade och blindpressade ramlinjer samt pressade rutmönstrade pärmar. Pärmkanterna guldornerade. Marmorerade snitt. Ryggarna ngt blekta. Spridda lager- och småfläckar. Den utvikbara kartan delvis lite fläckig. Gåvotillskrift från Culling Hardley Knowlys till Gordon Cumming daterad Eton julen 1845. Med Gunnar Brusewitz namnteckning och exlibris. Saknar sannolikt ett smutstitelblad till del II.. Jfr Schreber 246-47. Bring 497. Schiötz 613c. Tidigare upplagor utkom 1830 och 1831. Llewellyn Lloyd (1792-1876) var född i London där fadern var bankir och när han kom till Sverige 1823 medförde han förutom sin äventyrslusta och jaktpassion även en tjock plånbok. Han hade inspirerats av kapten Brookes reseskildringar från Skandinavien och det sägs att Lloyd "som järnfilspånet till magneten" genast drogs till den tidens mest berömde björnjägare, överjägmästaren i Värmland, Herman Falk. Lloyds upplevelser i slutet av 1820-talet resulterade i "Field sports of the north of Europe" som på svenska fick namnet "Jagt-nöjen i Sverige och Norrige". Trots sin bakgrund var Lloyd säkert bättre lämpad för ett skogsmannaliv än för societetslivet i Stockholm, där han var föga uppskattad. Fritz von Dardel, som illustrerade flera av Lloyds böcker, beskriver honom så här 1873: "Frånsett sin specialitet som björnjägare är denne engelsman för övrigt en bra ledsam typ. Det språk han talar, en blandning av svenska och engelska, de onödiga frågor han gör utan att någonsin vänta på svar, förarga och trötta även den välvilligaste åhörare. Karlen är dessutom ogrannlaga och saknar takt." Gunnar Brusewitz har ägnat Lloyd ett kapitel i "Björnjägare och fjärilsmålare". Där skriver han om "Field sports of the north of Europe": "ur många synpunkter är detta förstlingsverk Lloyds bästa och mest läsbara arbete. I varje fall är det hans mest personliga. Det visar oss en författare med skarp blick för både människor och miljöer och den ger oss en inträngande bild av hur livet tedde sig i de gammalsvenska skogarna. Lloyd intresserade sig långt ifrån enbart för jägarlivet utan passar också på att kommentera så vitt skilda ting som brottmålslagarna och deras tillämpning - ett ämne som han senare skulle bli väl insatt i av skilda skäl - svalans flyttning, livet på gästgivargårdarna, vägarnas beskaffenhet, julseder, bondbröllop, skrock, skidåkning och andra märkliga företeelser."

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        Missionary Labours and Scenes in Southern Africa;

      London: John Snow 1842.. First edition, 8vo, (xvi), 624, (12 advertisement) pp. Frontispiece of the Kuruman Mission, "Printed in Oil Colours by [George] Baxter", plus a folding map and 20 wood engraved illustrations, some foxing to the plates. Inscribed on a front blank from the Author, dated 1876. Later half morocco by Mansell, t.e.g., gilt banded spine, a couple of minor marks to the boards otherwise very good. Moffat embarked for Africa in 1816 at the age of 21, initially bound for Namaqualand, and over the next two decades established several missions and translated the New Testament (and eventually the whole Bible) into Sechwana, despite the hostile attentions of the Matabele and other African tribes. Following this volume's publication he returned to Africa, staying there until 1870. "...the father and pioneer of South African mission work..." (DNB). "...a valuable account of mission work among the Bechuanas..." (Mendelssohn). Mendelssohn II p29.

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        The Pickwick Postumous Papers containing an account of the Wonderful Discovery Club and the Extraordinary Adventures of Pickwick, Sam Veller, Tupnall, Winkletop , &c &c. Edited by Bos

      London: Lloyd, Wych Street Strand 1842.. 21 by 14 cms. The Penny Pickwick. No's, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 9, 10, 17, 18, 19, 20, 25, 26, 27, 28, 29, 30, 31, 32, 41, 42, 43, 44, 45, 46, 47, 48, 49, 50, 51, 52. The Penny Pickwick was an imitation,written by Prest, published by his employer, Lloyd, between May 1837 and July 1839 in 112 issues. It was a huge success selling 50,000 copies weekly, and spawning around eleven more Pickwick imitations. Extensively illustrated with 64 engravings, generally two per issue, a few full page, most of which are by C.J.G, Charles Jamieson Grant, one of the leading artists of the Penny Radical papers during the Chartist agitation. Very spirited if a little coarse illustrations. In contemporary green boards, entitled Pickwick on the front cover, containing 32 of these weekly issues bound together in 1842. Of no's, 1 - 52 some 20 were not bound in, creating a rather bumpy ride for thelater reader. These were the first Penny Dreadfuls. Prest, 1810-1859 (?) was a hack-writer in Lloyds publishing factory issuing Oliver Twiss and Nicholas Nickleberry, David Copperful etc.( as well as Sweeney Todd ) much to Dicken's annoyance and financial loss. A fairly scarce item.

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      edur audveld skodun himinsins, med par af fljótandi hugleidingum um hátign Guds og alheims áformid, eda hans tilgáng med heiminn. Videyar Klaustri, printad á kostnad Bessastada skóla 1842. 8vo. 103 pp. Unbound in publisher original wrapper. Wrapper with small tear.. The extremely rare 1st edition of Gunnlaugssons poem containing all together 512 stanzas, questioning the doctrine of eternal damnation, and preached, in verse form, the all encompassing love and wisdom of God, which he felt would make it impossible for him to condemn any creature of his creation to everlasting torment. The book had a deep effect on the Icelandic people and helped lay the groundwork for the Unitarian movement that was to rise among the Icelandic people. Published in 'Bodsrit til ab hlusta á Pá opinberu yfirheyrslu i Bessastada skóla pann 23-28 Maji 1842. First edition in book form was published in Reykjavik 1853. The author was a astronomer an mathematician. Fiske pp. 212. Worldcat mentions only 4 copies

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        Hyde Park Corner

      [London: T. Boys, 1842]. Hand-coloured lithograph by Shotter Boys, printed by Charles Hullmandel. Very good condition apart from some light soiling in the margins, a skillfully repaired tear in the bottom margin. 12 x 16 3/4 inches. 14 x 19 1/2 inches. A very fine image from Boys' 'London As It Is': a work 'of considerable importance' (Abbey) Abbey writes of the work London As It Is from which this beautiful image comes: apart "from the beauty of its plates, it records London at a period when good pictorial records were few. The London of the 1840's is probably more difficult to reconstruct than at any other period in the nineteenth century" (Abbey Life 239). High production costs and changing fashion caused aquatint to die out, photography was still in an experimental stage, and chromolithography did not appear until 1850.Boys' work was issued with the plates hand-coloured mounted in imitation of watercolours, with no imprint, or as here, with the plates tinted and hand-coloured, including Boys' name at the foot. Boys garnered enormous prestige from this work and from his earlier, Picturesque Views in Paris, Ghent... (1839). The "accuracy of his portraits of buildings and his skill in composition have seldom been bettered" (Mallalieu Dictionary of British Watercolour Artists p.38). Cf. Abbey Scenery 239

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        Original-Ansichten der historisch merkwürdigsten Staedte in Deutschland nach der Natur aufgenommen von verschiedenen Künstlern in Stahl gestochen von E. Willmann, Louis Hoffmeister, E.E. Höfer, Joh. Poppel und anderen Künstlern. Mit einem artistisch topographischen Text.

      Der gestochene Titel zeigt eine Ansicht des Erzbrunnen in Prag. Die Stahlstichtafeln mit folgenden Ansichten: Prag (mit 19 Tafeln), Karlsbad (7), Teplitz (4), Eger (2), Franzensbrunn (1), Kuttenberg (3), Kolin (1), Leitmeritz 1), Tabor (1), Marienbad (3), Tübingen (1), Hohenzollern und Hechingen (1), Reutlingen (1), Gmünd (1), Tuttlingen und Honburg (1), Sigmaringen (1), Mergentheim (1), Calw (1), Helfenstein und Geißlingen (1), Regensburg (1), Darmstadt (1). Einband ausgeblichen. Rücken geplatzt. Vorderes fliegendes Vorsatzblatt fehlt. Textseiten stärker stockfleckig, Tafeln teils im Bild etwas stockfleckig, meist nur im weißen Rand. Einige Tafeln Papier gebräunt.

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        A Comprehensive History of the Woollen and Worsted Manufactures, and the Natural and Commercial History of Sheep, from the Earliest Records to the Present Period

      Smith Elder & Co London:: Smith, Elder & Co ,. 1842.. First edition. Tall 8vo, 2 vols. Pp 482, frontis (&) ; Vol 2 472pp, frontis & 4 litho plates of sheep, large folding table at rear on wheat.Half calf & purple pebbled cloth, raised bands, gilt title on spine, tastefully rebacked with original spine laid down.Early fox spotting in both volumes. Management of merino sheep, Tibetan llama wool, angora goats. This book is much scarcer than Bischoff's work on Tasmania, published in 1832. OCLC 112269302.Thomas Southey, wool broker, is quoted on Australia, John Macarthur on sheep in New South Wales; North Wales, Lancashire, South Africa, Midlands, Ireland, Sicily, Arkwright's invention, the spinning jenny.

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        Blackfriars, From Southwark Bridge

      [London: T. Boys, 1842]. Hand-coloured lithograph by Thomas Shotter Boys, printed by Charles Hullmandel, deluxe edition, trimmed to the subject (as issued), mounted on modern 100% acid-free sheet. Very good condition. 6 7/8 x 17 3/4 inches. A very fine image from Boys' 'London As It Is': a work 'of considerable importance' (Abbey) Abbey writes of the work London As It Is from which this beautiful image comes: apart "from the beauty of its plates, it records London at a period when good pictorial records were few. The London of the 1840's is probably more difficult to reconstruct than at any other period in the nineteenth century" (Abbey Life 239). High production costs and changing fashion caused aquatint to die out, photography was still in an experimental stage, and chromolithography did not appear until 1850.Boys' work was issued with the plates tinted and hand-coloured, including Boys' name at the foot, or as here, with the plates hand-coloured mounted in imitation of watercolours, with no imprint. Boys garnered enormous prestige from this work and from his earlier, Picturesque Views in Paris, Ghent... (1839). The "accuracy of his portraits of buildings and his skill in composition have seldom been bettered" (Mallalieu Dictionary of British Watercolour Artists p.38). Cf. Abbey Scenery 239

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        Carta moderna dell'Isola di Sicilia e delle Isole minori circonvicine.

      Tratta dall'atlante "Atlante geografico, fisico - storico, corografico dell'Italia", Firenze, 1842 - 1845. Incisa dal Maina e dallo Stanghi (e scritta dal Pozzi), incisione in rame ripiegata a doppia pagina, b/n (confini in colore d'epoca), cm 60,5 x 75,5 (alla lastra) pi? margini bianchi. La carta appartiene al Regno delle due Sicilie. Nella carta sono presenti il gruppo delle Isole Eolie e delle Lipari, Pantelleria, Malta e Gozo (in riquadro); entro riquadro, il prospetto delle "Divisioni Politiche della Sicilia". Esemplare a pieni margini in assai buono stato di conservazione.

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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,

      Henry G. Bohn 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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        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.

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        COURS D'ECONOMIE POLITIQUE FAIT AU COLLEGE DE FRANCE. Rédigé par A. Broet, et publié avec l'autorisation de Michel Chevalier.

      In-8 p. (mm. 225x127), 3 voll., cartonato mod., tit. oro su tassello al dorso, pp. (4),420; (4),III,547; (4),606,(2). I primi 2 voll. contengono le lezioni degli anni 1841/42 e 1842/43; il terzo è dedicato a "La monnaie". "Prima edizione". Cfr. Lorenz,I, p. 520 - Cat. Biblioteca Einaudi,I,1049 che cita l'ediz. di Bruxelles del 1851. "Michel Chevalier (1806-79), economista; professore al Collège de France dal 1840, insieme con F. Bastiat sostenne con fervore il libero scambio e contribuì all'espansione del liberismo sul continente europeo. Ha lasciato opere notevoli, fra cui "Cours d'économie politique", 1842-50". Cosi' Diz. Treccani,III, p. 146. Esempl. arrossato e con fioriture.

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        Bijbelsch magazijn voor alle standen ter verspreiding en bevordering van kennis der Heilige Schrift zamengesteld door vaderlandsche leeraren. 3 parts in each volume (complete)

      G. Portielje Amsterdam: G. Portielje, 1842-48. First edition. Hardcover. vg. Quarto. [1242]pp. (207 x 6). Original full calf with gold-stamped borders on covers and gold lettering and decoration on spines. Steel-engraved allegorical biblical scene on each title-page. Fascinating Bible stories divided in 2 volumes (Old and New Testaments), and profusely illustrated with a total of 312 in-text steel engravings. Minor edge wear on bindings with moderate rubbing along joints and on corners. Sporadic foxing throughout. Text in Dutch. Bindings and interior in overall very good to near fine condition.

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        Bohusläns Historia och Beskrifning I-III.

      Uddewalla, Samuel Victor Bagge 1842-45. 8:o. (4),XIX,182,(2); (6),280,(2); (2),503,(7) s. + 7 graverade planscher. Illustrationer i texten. Två senare välbevarade röda halvskinnband med marmorerade snitt. (N. Bernh. Anderssons Bokbinderi Stockholm). Liten fläck titelblad del I. Del II med fuktfläck yttre marginalen första åtta bladen, i del III sidan 151-56 med fuktfläck övre yttre hörnspets samt fuktrand övre marginalen sidan 157-160. I övrigt ett rent fint exemplar. 21 x 13 cm

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        ILLUSTRATIONS Of MASTER HUMPHREY'S CLOCK In Seventy Plates, Designed and Etched on Steel. By Thomas Sibson. The Old Curiosity Shop. -- Barnaby Rudge

      London:: Robert Tyas,. 1842.. Royal 8vo. 1st edition, BFTP (Gimbel H1153). 8 pp of text.. 19th C. deep maroon full morocco-style sheep binding, with elaborate gilt decorated spine & boards.. Professional leather 'touch-up' to joints & tips. A handsome VG+. copy.. Originally published serially, this volume contains the 2 additional plates ["He Came, He Said, To Conquer or To Die" & "The Barber Relating the History of the Deaf Gentleman's Pipe", both found at the end of this book] published via that fashion which were not included in the formally published volume edition, cf. Gimbel H1154. . T.p. with wood engraved vignette. 72 steel engravings, with many of the tissue guards still present.

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

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

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        A Catalogue of the Classic Contents of Strawberry Hill Collected by Horace Walpole

      London: Smith and Robins, 1842. Very Good -. xxiv, 250 p.: 1 leaf of engraved portrait of Horace Walpole, in-text illustrations; 29 cm. Later 19th-century brown cloth spine with original boards. Engraved cover title: A Catalogue of the Contents of Strawberry Hill. Engraved title page. George Robins, the auctioneer, advertised the sale to begin on April 25, 1842, and continue for 24 days. However, the original plan to sell some of the prints, drawings, and illustrated books in large lots was altered, so the contents originally proposed for the seventh and eight days of the sale were withdrawn, recatalogued in smaller lots, and sold later. As many as 7 editions of the catalog are known. This edition includes descriptions of contents through day 24, omitting days 7 and 8; the 6th day concludes with lot 160, omitting the Waldegrave manuscripts (originally lots 161- 187). It does not include the "Names of purchasers and the prices" sometimes found on 58 pages at the end. Inscription on p. xxi dated Jan. 7 1855 by John Robinson, who relates taking nuts from the chestnut trees at Strawberry Hill (said to have been planted by Horace Walpole) at the time of the sale and planting the resulting trees in Kinnington Park. Part of the last line of the inscription was lost when the pages were trimmed during the later 19th-century rebinding. Robinson's name is also written on the front board. He is identified by Sotheran as Sir John Charles Robinson (1824-1913). with documents from the 2002 sale of the catalog by Henry Sotheran, London. Gift inscription on front free endpaper from Guy Lacy Schless to Nancy Schless, 2002. In Very Good- Condition: boards are stained; upper righthand corner of portrait dampstained; occasional foxing, including portrait and title page; occasional soiling.

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        The PICKWICK POSTHUMOUS PAPERS. Containing an Account of the Wonderful Discovery Club, and the Extraordinary Adventures of Pickwick, Sam Veller, Tupnall, Winkletop, &c. &c. Edited by Bos

      London:: Published by Lloyd, Wych-Street, Strand.. 1842.. 8vo. 8-7/8" x 5-1/2". 1st volume edition thus, i.e., with this title page. 1 - 48, 65 - 88, 129 - 192, 185 - 256, 289 - 432, [12] pp. Text double column. Adverts last 12 pages comprised of two "Pickwickian Advertiser" issues [#5, 8 pp; #8, 4 pp].. Original publishers brown muslin cloth spine over drab paper boards. Printed paper title label to spine.. Volume professionally, and unobtrusively, rebacked. Very Good.. A re-packaging of Lloyd's PENNY PICKWICK, first published in the late 1830s, eventually reaching 112 issues. The volume concludes with issue #54 [as does the Harvard copy]. This copy with 2 of issue 24, and wanting issues 7-8, 12-16, 33-36. OCLC records just one holding institution: Harvard. . Illustrated with cuts.

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        Letters from Hofwyl by a Parent, on the Educational Institutions of De Fellenberg. With An Appendix, Containing Woodbridge's Sketches of Hofwyl, Reprinted from the Annals of Education

      London: Longman, Brown, Green, and Longmans 1842 First edition. Modern marbled boards with printed paper spine label. . Octavo. Very good. Louisa Mary Barwell (1800-1885) was the daughter of inventor and writer on music, Richard Mackenzie Bacon (1776-1844), and from the age of eighteen, she was associated with her father in the editorship of the Quarterly Musical Magazine and Review (1818-1830). After her marriage to wine merchant John Barwell, she turned her attention to the composition of educational works, contributing regularly to the Quarterly Journal of Education and the New Monthly Magazine. She was particularly known for her writings on music education. The Barwells became friends with Philipp Emmanuel von Fellenberg and enrolled their sons at his school in Switzerland. Later her husband, who shared her interest in education, was instrumental in securing the success of a scheme by which a charity day school for girls in Norwich was converted into an industrial training school for girls. Louisa Barwell also wrote books for children, including Little Lessons for Little Learners (1833) and Pleasant Stories in Simple Language (1850). Her popular book, Childhood's Hours (1851), was used in the royal nursery by Queen Victoria's children. (See Oxford DNB).

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        Edwards's Botanical Register: Or, Ornamental Flower-Garden And Shrubbery: Consisting Of Coloured Figures Of Plants And Shrubs Cultivated in British Gardens; Accompanied By Their History, Best Method of Treatment in Cultivation, Propagation, &c Edited by John Lindley. Vols. 1-10

      James Ridgeway And Sons London: James Ridgeway And Sons, 1838-1842. New Series. Hardcover. Orig. publisher's green cloth. Very good. 10 vols./No Dust Jacket. 26 x 17 cm. Total of 688 hand-colored engraved botanical plates with tissue guards, lacking 26 plates. The young Edwards made some drawings from the plates in the "Flora londinensis" which eventually caught the eye of Curtis who was sufficiently impressed with the work to arrange for Edwards to come to London for further training and instruction. Eventually he made many hundreds of drawings for "The Botanical Magazine," and severed his connection to Curtis only when he started his rival periodical in 1815 described here [see: HENREY, Vol. II, p.306]. NISSEN 2739. Plates very fresh and clean, descriptive data rear of each volume partly unopened, covers decorated in blind, backstrips lettered and decorated in gilt. minimal shelf wear. Glasgow booksellers' label. Vol I lacks [5,22,29,32-33,38,49,58,65]. Vol.2 [13]. Vol. 3 [2,46,50,56]. Vol.5 [37]. Vol.6 [1,42,53,58]. Vol.7 [37.52.67]. Vol.9 [7,13,37]. Vol.10 [16].

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        ANNALI DI LIVORNO. Dalla sua origine sino all'anno di Gesù Cristo 1840, colle notizie riguardanti i luoghi più notevoli antichi e moderni dei suoi contorni.

      In-8 gr. (mm. 253x170), 4 voll., mz. pelle coeva, fregi e tit. oro al dorso, pp. X,428,(2); 570; 551; 730; ornati di testat. e grandi iniz., con 1 pianta dei contorni di Livorno, Limone, Stagno e Monte Massimo; 1 pianta di Livorno come era dopochè fu fortificata dalla Signoria Pisana nel 1392 sino al 1493; altra pianta della città (a noi mancante e qui in fotocopia), tutte più volte ripieg., in litografia. Cfr. Lozzi,2299: "Raro. L'opera non va oltre.. agli anni 1737. Molto difficile trovarla completa per le molte vicende, a cui la impressione andò soggetta". Esempl. con alone marg. su alc. cc. di un vol., qualche fiorit. interc. nel t. altrim. ben conservato.

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        [English daguerreotypes]

      [London] [C.1842-1845] Ninth plates c. 5 x 6,5 cm (2 x 2,5 inch). Cases c. 9 x 8 cm (3,5 x 3,1 inch). (As in the photo of the daguerreotype attached to this text) . Gilt pinchbeck brass case. Gilt mat with floral decorations heigthened with a touch of green in the corners, Embossed at the back. Some fading. Browning across the womans chest, neck and lower part of the face. At a certain angle just faintly visible (that angle was used when executing the photo of the daguerreotype, attached to this text). Oxidation around the edges of the image of the gentleman. Most of the green at the gentleman´s mat has evaporated. A couple of dents at the back of the gentleman´s case.. A pair of early english daguerreotypes depicting a gentleman and a lady. They were probably photographed with a Walcott camera which Beard used from 1841, when he set up his first studio at the Royal Polytechnic Institution in Regent Street, until 1843 when the better Petzaval Lens Camera arrived, allowing for larger plates than was possible with the Walcott camera. The sizes of the present plates fits exactly into the Walcott camera. This would narrow down the time frame when these daguerreotypes were made to the years1841-1843, but ninth plates were still produced after 1843 by Beard, so it is impossible to be sure. One of the plates is slightly coloured, which indicates that it was made later than March 1842 when Beard bought a patent for colouring. This pushes the time line up one year to 1842. The plates are housed in gilt brass cases. They have an embossed oval registration logo at the back reading "T. Wharton No. 791 August 24 1841" combined with the coat of arms of the Royal Polytechnic Institute. These cases were used only by Beard and his franchisees, and just in the early years. Thomas Wharton was a case maker and the date represents the registration of the case type, not the date of the daguerreotype. The present cases are deluxe versions with a wide mat allowing for an elaborate floral pattern. These early examples were issued without Morocco cases. With the available facts it is fair to date these daguerreotypes to about 1842-1845. Beard had acquired the patent for making daguerreotypes in Britain in 1841 and single-handedly controlled the english market. He sold licenses to open up studios across the country setting up a franchising system. Beard supplied the licensed studios with his own material such as cameras, plates, casings and mats That is why it is almost impossible today to know from which studio a particular daguerreotype originates. In addition it should be said that english daguerreotypes are uncommon since England is the land of Talbot and his Calotype photo system. Daguerre was after all french

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        En Digters Bazar.

      1. udg. Kbhvn. 1842. 579 + (2 errata) s. Gennemgående rent og pænt eksemplar indbundet i nyere halvlæder med gulddekorationer i gammel stil. Øverste hjørne på de første 3 blade bortklippet (ca.1 cm). Modern halfleather in old style. First 3 pages with a little cut in upper right corner.. BFN 417

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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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        Fragments of the Great Colossi at Memnonium-Thebes

      [London: Day & Son, 1842-1849]. Tinted lithograph by Louis Haghe, coloured by hand, mounted on card in imitation of a watercolour (as issued). Fine condition. 13 5/8 x 19 7/8 inches. 15 3/4 x 23 inches. A fine example from the deluxe issue of David Roberts' monumental works on the Middle East: 'The Holy Land' and 'Egypt & Nubia', considered the greatest lithographically illustrated works issued in the 19th century. Roberts' masterpiece was issued in 41 parts over seven years in three states; tinted, tinted proof and in its finest form (as with the present image), coloured and mounted on card. It is beautifully lithographed by Louis Haghe, to whom Roberts paid tribute in glowing terms, `Haghe has not only surpassed himself, but all that has hitherto been done of a similar nature. He has rendered the views in a style clear, simple and unlaboured, with a masterly vigour and boldness which none but a painter like him could have transferred to stone'. Abbey regarded the work as `one of the most important and elaborate ventures of nineteenth-century publishing, and...the apotheosis of the tinted lithograph'. David Roberts was born at Stockbridge near Edinburgh, and at the early age of 10 apprenticed to Gavin Buego, a house painter. He continued to work for Buego after his apprenticeship had been completed, carrying out work on imitation stone-work and paneling at Scone Palace and Abercairney Abbey. By 1818 Roberts had become assistant scene painter at the Pantheon theatre in Edinburgh, moving on to work in theatres in Glasgow and finally in late 1821 to Drury Lane theatre in London, where he worked with Clarkson Stanfield. Both artists exhibited at the Society of British Artists, Royal Academy and British Institution, and by 1830 Roberts was firmly established as a topographical artist and was able to give up his theatre work. In these early years he toured the continent and Scotland, and in 1832-33 visited Spain. In 1838 he made plans for his journey to the Near East, inspired by a love of artistic adventure; departing in August 1839 for Alexandria, he spent the remaining part of the year in Cairo, visiting the numerous tombs and sites. In February of the following year he set out to cross the desert for the Holy Land by way of Suez, Mount Sinai and Petra arriving in Gaza, and then on to Jerusalem, concluding his tour spending several months visiting the biblical sites of the Holy Land, and finally returning to England at the end of 1839. The drawings of his tour were submitted to F.G. Moon in 1840 who arranged to bring out a work illustrative of Scripture History, paying Roberts £ 3,000. for the copyright of the sketches, and for his labour in supervising Louis Haghe's lithography. Both the exhibition of his original watercolours and the subsequent published work were an immediate success and confirmed his reputation as an architectural and landscape artist of the highest order. Abbey Travel I, 272 (plate #47)

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

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        The History of the Republic of Texas

      London, Smith, Elder, and Co., , 1842. From the discovery of the country to the present time; and the cause of her separation from the Republic of Mexico. Octavo. Original dark green cloth, covers blocked in blind, spine lettered gilt, yellow coated endpapers. Folding map outlined in colour as frontispiece. Extremities lightly bumped, spine faintly sunned, but an exceptional copy of this scarce book. First edition. Maillard was a British lawyer who arrived in Texas in January 1840. He quickly settled in Richmond and became co-editor of the Richmond Telescope. He was also admitted to the bar by the Fort Bend County district court. Maillard claimed to be making notes on the law, but he returned suddenly to England eight months later and began a campaign of fierce denigration of Texas. The book is scathingly critical of the Republic, especially its policy towards Mexico. Maillard claimed Texas was "filled with habitual liars, drunkards, blasphemers, and slanderers; sanguinary gamesters and cold-blooded assassins". Those two Texan titans Stephen F. Austin and James Bowie are labelled "the prince of hypocrites" and a "monster" respectively. His book was in sharp opposition to William Kennedy's Texas: The Rise, Progress, and Prospects of the Republic of Texas (1841), a pro-Texas work then popular in Great Britain. Ashbel Smith, chargé d'affaires to Great Britain, stated that Maillard's book failed to "produce the slightest effect" upon the British recognition of Texas independence, which was achieved on 28 June 1842. Despite its obvious partiality, the book is valued for its excellent account of Indians in Texas in the early 1840s and the accompanying map. It is rare in commerce, especially in fine condition.

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        The Tomb of Cecilia Metella on the Via Appia, Rome

      Edward Lear, 1842. BEAUTIFUL PAINTING OF ROMAN RUINS BY ENGLISH ARTIST AND WRITER EDWARD LEAR Oil on canvas Canvas size: 9" x 17 1/2" Framed size: 18 2/5" x 26 1/5" Signed: 1842/Ed Lear Provenance: Painted for Captain and Miss Phipps Hornby of Shooters Hill, Kent; Miss Edith Jones, and thence by descent During the nineteenth century, artists and tourists alike flocked to Italy to observe the country's countless ruins and bask in its mythical golden sunlight. Edward Lear (1812-1888), author of books of nonsense, purveyor of limericks, and prolific creator of exquisite landscape art, captures both Italian wonders within this marvelous painting of the Roman environs. The Tomb of Cecilia Metella on the Via Appia, Rome (1842), depicts the final resting place of the Roman Consul Creticus' daughter and member of the first Roman Triumvirate Crassus's son's wife. The tomb, whose occupant Cecilia Metella died in 50 B.C., is located on the Via Appia, the most important ancient Roman road connecting the Italian capital to Brindisi, Apulia in southeast Italy. . Book.

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      New Helvetia, Ca. February 1842 - June 1843 (for the Sutter letters). Accompanying documents dated between 1828 and 1862.. Six manuscript letters, totaling sixteen pages, written on quarto-sized or larger sheets. Accompanied by twenty-two other manuscript documents or partially printed forms, completed in manuscript. One letter with a 1 x 4- inch chip in the bottom edge, costing approximately eight words, otherwise the letters are in near fine condition, clear and legible. The remainder of the documents with some occasional wear or paper repairs. The entire collection in overall very good condition. A remarkable collection of six manuscript letters written in the early 1840s by California pioneer John A. Sutter, a central figure in the California gold rush. It was at Sutter's mill in Coloma that gold was found in January 1848, sparking the California gold rush and the greatest westward migration in American history. Any letters penned by Sutter from California in the 1840s are rare and quite desirable. These letters are among the earliest known Sutter letters from California, and they provide a great deal of insight and information on Sutter's early career in the Sacramento area, including his financial hardships, business ventures, interactions with emigrants, trappers, and Indians, and his efforts to defend his vast land claims against the encroachments of former associates. All were written from Sutter's Fort at "New Helvetia," and were sent to another important figure in the early history of California, Jean Jacques Vioget, a fellow Swiss immigrant, one of the first residents of San Francisco, and a prominent businessman, trader, and surveyor. Along with the six letters, which are all in Sutter's hand and are written in French (accompanied by English language translations), is a collection of twenty-two additional manuscripts and printed forms detailing Vioget's career. These added documents provide quite a bit of information on the life and activities of this little-known but important figure in the early history of the settlement of San Francisco. "Capt." John A. Sutter was born Johann Augustus Sutter in 1803 in Baden, Germany, of Swiss parents. Early in life he worked in a printing, publishing, and bookselling firm in Basel, before marrying in 1826 and opening his own dry goods and drapery store. He also served in the Berne militia for a time. When his business failed he emigrated to the United States, arriving in New York in 1834, and then travelled to the German colony at St. Louis. He became involved in the Santa Fe trade (making two journeys to the Southwest himself) before setting out for California (via Hawaii and Alaska), where he arrived in 1839. Sutter ingratiated himself with the various political leaders of California, and was granted by the Mexican government an estate of nearly 50,000 acres at the confluence of the Sacramento and American rivers. His land was meant to be an outpost guarding the frontier of Alta California against incursions by Indians and Russian fur traders. Sutter named the region "Nueva Helvetia" (New Switzerland), later commonly called "New Helvetia," and presided over the region as nearly an absolute ruler. Sutter constructed a strong fort, worked the land with the labor of some one thousand Indians, and began cultivating the region, also building a mill, raising cattle, and offering help to immigrants to the region. From the early 1840s, Sutter had to defend his land against fur traders, hostile Indians, and squatters. Often in these letters he complains of the losses he has sustained due to the activities of interlopers such as trader Michel La Framboise, chief of the Hudson's Bay Company, or due to betrayals by his former business associates. Paradoxically, the situation only worsened when Sutter's millwright, James Marshall, discovered gold at Sutter's Mill on Jan. 24, 1848. Soon Sutter's land was overrun by squatters and gold seekers who killed his cattle and used his crops. After California joined the United States in 1850, Sutter served in a variety of state and federal political positions, but he continued to suffer financial setbacks. From 1864 to 1878 he received a monthly $250 stipend from the state, but died destitute in 1880. These six letters provide important information on Sutter's business activities in the early 1840s, his financial dealings and hardships, his relations with Indians, fur traders, and the Russians, and his dealings with merchants in San Francisco, whom he supplied with timber, hides, agricultural products, and other goods, and on whom he also relied for goods and services. The letters also provide insight to Sutter's character and personality, as he often writes in a deeply personal tone. These six letters were translated by students at C.K. McClatchy High School in Sacramento and were published in 1942 in a limited- edition volume called SIX FRENCH LETTERS: CAPTAIN JOHN AUGUSTUS SUTTER TO JEAN JACQUES VIOGET 1842-1843. A photocopy of that volume accompanies these letters, as do alternate English language translations of the letters. The quotes from the letters excerpted below are taken from the text of SIX FRENCH LETTERS.... The years covered by these letters coincide with what have been called "Sutter's years of expansion and material accumulation" (SIX FRENCH LETTERS...). At the time, farming was Sutter's most important enterprise. He hired Jean Jacques Vioget to make a map of his lands in January 1841 (he made another such map in 1843), and Vioget served as a witness to Sutter's purchase of Fort Ross from the Russians in December 1841. Vioget also functioned as a contact and agent for Sutter in San Francisco, helping Sutter buy and sell goods, as well as arranging for transportation of Sutter's products. The first letter in this group from Sutter to Vioget (at "Yerba Buena," later San Francisco) is dated Feb. 18, 1842. Sutter writes to Vioget ("my dear fellow countryman") and informs him of a shipment of timber he is sending to San Francisco and the prices he hopes to get for the lumber: "Right now, I am sending you twenty-nine pieces of oak wood, mostly all big pieces, which are really worth $10. There are three among them which are worth at least $15, but all are $5 if one would also take the others which you still have on the beach. If you could sell them or give me credit at about $5 apiece, it would be fine. If not, please keep them at my disposal; and each trip I will send some others. It is absolutely necessary that the big ones sell as well as the small ones. Without that my efforts would not pay at all. It is a great deal of work because these trees are not so near the river. Sometimes we have to drag them two or three miles to load them at the wharf. In summer I can send you wood from the highlands, such as pine, cedar, etc." Sutter goes on to ask Vioget to help an employee of his, David Chandler, procure some goods in San Francisco that Sutter cannot supply at New Helvetia: "I took the liberty of giving a small order of $30 on you, sir, to Mr. Chandler who has worked here. He would like to have some utensils and other things that I don't have here. You would oblige me very much by procuring them for him, if you please. By the small launch I shall send without fail 15 hides for those $30." The next letter is dated Aug. 28, 1842 and effectively conveys the financial difficulties that Sutter often fell into, and the measures that his creditors in San Francisco would take to collect what they were owed. Sutter begins by complaining to Vioget that his ship, the Sacramento, has been detained in San Francisco harbor by California pioneer William Richardson, who was the first white settler in Yerba Buena, and was at that time captain of the port. Richardson embargoed the ship on behalf of merchants looking to collect from Sutter: "I don't know why this man [Eulogio Celis, the aggrieved merchant] acts so bitterly. I paid him a large bill last spring, and now he surely knows that I can't pay anything until next winter. In three or four weeks the beaver hunting is going to begin. I understand that you will take the place of Mr. Celis; for this reason I take the liberty to apply to you, sir. As a fellow countryman, I dare hope that you are willing to bring to bear all your influence so that such things can no longer happen and that they will give me time, as to any Californian. I shall indeed pay what I owe. Considering briefly my situation since the beginning of my establishment, I do not believe that any reasonable man will take strenuous steps against me, especially since I am ready to pay the interest. Almost everywhere, as you, Mr. Celis, and I know very well, I have been obliged to pay very high prices for merchandise; and for this reason nothing can be lost by waiting a little longer." Sutter goes on to explain to Vioget why he has been tardy in sending Indian laborers to Yerba Buena, and updates his countryman on the situation at his estate: "I pray you not to be angry because I haven't sent you the Indians. I could not because I need them myself; and at present I haven't enough; but with the return of the little ship, I shall send you six men. My work is increasing from day to day, even more since I am building another establishment in the upper part of the Feather River because the animals no longer have enough to eat here." Two months later Sutter writes to Vioget again, asking him to intercede on his behalf again with Mr. Celis, who claims Sutter's accounts are in arrears. The letter of Oct. 16 reads, in part: "In answer to your letter of the seventeenth of last month, I repeat that Mr. Celis' account is not right and he must send you my current books so that you may be convinced. You will see that Mr. Celis has made an error of nearly $600. You know very well that the launch 'Sacramento' is mine on condition that I pay for it. All those provisions of the contract, which you yourself signed as a witness; and it is in the power of the Russians and no others to take possession when they wish. They have written about all this to the government." In a long, fascinating, and very informative letter of Feb. 2, 1843, Sutter gives Vioget details about his finances and his plans to pay his accounts, on the progress and growth of his business enterprise, and on his difficulties with fur traders treading onto his land and using up his resources. He begins by describing his plan to pay his debts: "Yes, sir, I can assure you that everything is going better at present. If the good Lord gives me a good crop this year, I shall have more than enough to pay my debts, except to the Russians; but that is different. As for me, I am neglecting nothing and am doing more than my utmost. I hardly ever sleep at night, and I assure you that the trouble that I had last year has made me ten years older. You would find me completely changed. I am getting all the pelts by myself to pay my debts, and I am sending everyone something on account...I think that when I pay something to everyone, people will see that I am doing my best and will have a little more patience in waiting for the remainder." Sutter complains that he is being hindered in his attempts at fur trapping by incursions onto his lands by hunters from the Hudson's Bay Company, and vents his anger at Michel La Framboise, chief of the company: "If that cursed party of hunters from the Hudson's Bay Company had not come this year against the orders of the government, I would have had a good fur-trapping season. At present, my Indians are bringing me a few beaver pelts, that's all. The first trip was rather good; but now they are selling them secretly to the Canadians, giving four or five good pelts for one red wool scarf or a red handkerchief, etc., and that hurts me a great deal. According to my orders from the government, I have forbidden La Framboise to trap beavers; but in spite of that, he still does as he pleases. If Mr. Alvarado were still governor, I would confiscate their canoes with the traps, and everything they have. Without asking my permission, Mr. La Framboise camped in the middle of my territory between my two farms, for I still have one establishment at the third rancheria on the Feather River. They do whatever they want, since this time there are sixty men; and that is enough to ruin beaver hunting completely. Since they are so strong, they do just as they please and they do not at all respect the orders of the government. I can assure you that my cattle are in great danger since, with these sixty men, there are at least forty women, and a quantity of children and dogs. The whole crowd must eat, and about every three days they kill a deer. There aren't very many more since deer have been killed and eaten in this vicinity for the last ten or twelve years." Despite these troubles Sutter remains optimistic about his business prospects, and he concludes by describing for Vioget the great activity on his lands: "In a few days my new steam distillery will produce a great deal of the spice of life. There is still one pump to finish, then everything is done. That will be a pretty income for me. I also have a mill that grinds ten fanegas of wheat a day. I plan to establish a tannery in the American manner with a mill to grind oak bark. I have a good master tanner; and in a little while I will be able to sell tanned leather, which is a very good article in this country. Along with the cow hides, the hunters are furnishing me with deer and elk hides that I will have tanned in the same way. I also have a hatter who makes woolen hats ordered for the Indians. I have some Indian rope makers who are making shoes for my people. Next summer I will have all the blankets for my Indians manufactured right here because I have nearly 2000 sheep for which I have a very good shepherd from New Mexico. You see, sir, that the expenses of the establishments are beginning to diminish, and I no longer have so much need of outsiders. I won't keep any but the most necessary people, such as the blacksmiths, carpenters, tanners, etc." In a letter of April 12, 1843, Sutter informs Vioget that he is sending him two Indian laborers "who know how to make adobes." He goes on to relate his troubles with neighbors on the other side of the American River: "Those gentlemen on the other side are beginning again to annoy me. I thought I was on good terms with them now, and I assure you that I am tired of living this way in this cursed country! Captain Walter is talking terribly harshly against me - that gentleman would do better to control himself a little." Sutter signs off with an optimistic forecast for his farm returns: "The wheat, peas, and potatoes are all fine and promise a good crop." In the final letter in the group of six, dated June 14, 1843, Sutter writes Vioget of a scheme by Charles W. Flugge, who had been Sutter's friend and served as his legal adviser, business manager, and representative, to steal land from Sutter: "And now, sir, just imagine a man whom I never would have thought capable of it, a man who possessed my confidence, whom I thought my friend, and who is more or less under obligation to me, permitting himself to dispute my right to my best land, where there are already two establishments. This man is Mr. Flugge who wishes to have these lands for himself, and he even claims that my boundary line passes from the mouth of the Feather River through the middle of that bad strip of land through which we passed while going to the top of the Buttes! Again the impudence of that man! We already had disagreements last winter. After he could no longer agree with Mr. Cordua, I was once more foolish enough to employ him again. I was even at the point of sending him tomorrow to the town of Los Angeles to see the governor on my business. Perhaps he is going anyway to act against me. By chance I discovered his plans. I am sure that he has written to you concerning these affairs. For that reason I beg you to aid and assist me against a rare schemer...I believe the whole plan is that Flugge or Cordua, or Flugge alone, I don't know which, wish through intrigue to try to come into the possession of these lands in order to make large speculations." Sutter goes on to ask Vioget to make him another map of his lands, which he could then use in his claims against Flugge. Sutter encapsulates his difficulties as the pioneering landowner in the region, and his feeling of being taken advantage of by his former associates, when he writes: "Isn't it too bad that after having sacrificed everything, after having enormous expenses, and risking my life, etc., to become established here; in a word, pulling chestnuts out of the fire, others want to come and eat them." The recipient of these six letters from Sutter, Jean Jacques Vioget, is a fascinating figure and important in the early history of California. Vioget (1799-1855) was born in Switzerland, joined Napoleon's army at the age of fifteen, and then trained as an engineer. In the 1820s he served in the Brazilian navy, rising to the rank of captain, and engaging in the maritime trade in South America. He first arrived in San Francisco, then known as Yerba Buena, in 1837, when only two homes stood in the village - those of Jacob Leese and William Richardson. It was at this time that Vioget made a watercolor of the Bay, which hung in the cabin of his ship for the next two years. He returned to Yerba Buena in 1839 and rented the home of William Leese. The alcalde of the small town, Francisco de Haro, hearing that Vioget was a trained engineer, hired him to produce the first survey of the village. Vioget's plan covers the area that is now San Francisco's Financial District and featured a grid made of trapezoidal blocks. In January 1840, Vioget received a grant of land and built a hotel, Vioget House, which also had a saloon and billiard parlor. Vioget became a leading saloon-keeper and merchant in the city, and also continued to offer his services as a surveyor. It was at this time that Vioget first went to work for Sutter, surveying his Sacramento-area land grants in 1841 and 1843. Vioget spent his last years in San Jose, where he is buried. Included in the group of twenty-two documents regarding Vioget are manuscript letters and printed forms completed in manuscript, documenting his career from the 1820s to the 1850s. The earliest item is a printed Swiss "Certificate of Origin," completed in manuscript, stating that in 1828, Vioget was twenty-nine years old and the son of Jean Pierre Vioget. Another printed form, completed in manuscript, is Vioget's Brazilian passport, dated 1829, and contains several signatures, ink customs stamps, and accompanying notes. There are also two of Vioget's Swiss passports, dated 1831 and 1833, both signed by Vioget and executed at the Swiss consulate at Toscane. Several other manuscript letters and documents from the 1830s, some of them signed by Vioget, give instructions to Vioget regarding his service in the Brazilian navy, while other documents relate to maritime affairs involving Ecuador and Peru. A two-page manuscript letter, dated Oct. 1, 1843, from Padre Muro of San Jose, relates the Padre's sending mission Indians to Yerba Buena for fifteen days to help build Vioget's house, and also sends instructions on how Vioget should pay for their labor. A six- page manuscript letter to Vioget is dated June 20, 1844 and gives him extensive instructions regarding the bark, Clarita, and its voyage to Mazatlan. A letter dated Aug. 20, 1860 is written on a blank sheet attached to a printed description of the "French College" at the corner of Jackson and Mason streets in San Francisco. The letter is written by a Mr. Mibielle, the head of the school, to Vioget's widow, Maria. The printed document gives an interesting description of the school's plan of study. Finally, there are three manuscript pages describing the business accounts of Maria Vioget from 1858 to 1862. A great collection of Sutter letters, telling us much about the business, struggles, and character of a crucially important figure in California history, wonderfully supplemented by an archive of material illuminating the life history of another California pioneer, Jean Jacques Vioget. SIX FRENCH LETTERS: CAPTAIN JOHN AUGUSTUS SUTTER TO JEAN JACQUES VIOGET 1842-1843 (Sacramento: The Nugget Press, 1942). Sutter: ANB 21, pp.169-70. DAB XVIII, pp.224-25. Vioget: Hart, COMPANION TO CALIFORNIA.

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