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        The History Of Rome (Fourth Edition, 3 Volumes) And The History Of Rome From The First Punic War To The Death Of Constantine (2 Volumes), And Lectures On The History Of Rome, From The Earliest Times To The Commencement Of The First Punic War (1848) [Six Volumes In Matching Full Calf]

      London : Taylor And Walton 1842, 1844, 1847, 1848, 1842. 1st Edition 1st Printing. Full Calf. Very Good. Complete English Language Edition In Six Thick Volumes Of The Lectures On Greek And Roman History By Barthold Georg Niebuhr (1776 - 1831). A Uniform Set In Full Tan Calf, Five Bands, Morocco Spine Labels, Elaborate Gilt Tooling To Spines, Gilt Ruled Borders And Devices On Covers, Brightly Marbled Endpapers, And Matching Marbled Page Edges. Front Board Of Volume Vi Detached. Gilt Bright, Spines Darkened, Some Rubbing, Small Frays At Tips. Bookplates Of Charles Henry Turner, Bishop Of Islington, And Thomas Turner. Niebuhr, A Danish-German Statesman And Historian, Became Germany's Leading Historian Of Ancient Rome And A Founding Father Of Modern Scholarly Historiography. Classical Rome (Rather Than Greece) Caught The Admiration Of German Thinkers. By 1810 Niebuhr Was Inspiring German Patriotism In Students At The University Of Berlin By His Analysis Of Roman Economics And Government. Historians Generally View Niebuhr As A Leader Of The Romantic Era And Symbol Of German National Spirit That Emerged After The Defeat At Jena. But He Was Also Deeply Rooted In The Classical Spirit Of The Age Of Enlightenment In His Intellectual Presuppositions, His Use Of Philologic Analysis, And His Emphasis On Both General And Particular Phenomena In History. He Was Born In Copenhagen, The Son Of Carsten Niebuhr, A Prominent German Geographer Resident In The City. His Father Provided His Early Education.The Precocious Young Niebuhr By 1794 Was Already An Accomplished Classical Scholar And Who Read Several Languages. That Year He Entered The University Of Kiel, Where He Studied Law And Philosophy. In 1796, He Left Kiel To Become Private Secretary To The Danish Finance Minister, Count Schimmelmann. But In 1798 He Gave Up This Appointment And Traveled In Great Britain, Spending A Year At Edinburgh Studying Agriculture And Physics. Of His Stay In Great Britain, He Said "My Early Residence In England Gave Me One Important Key To Roman History. It Is Necessary To Know Civil Life By Personal Observation In Order To Understand Such States As Those Of Antiquity. I Never Could Have Understood A Number Of Things In The History Of Rome Without Having Observed England."Niebuhr's Roman History Counts Among Epoch-Making Histories Both As Marking An Era In The Study Of Its Special Subject And For Its Momentous Influence On The General Conception Of History. Leonhard Schmitz Said: "The Main Results Arrived At By The Inquiries Of Niebuhr, Such As His Views Of The Ancient Population Of Rome, The Origin Of The Plebs, The Relation Between The Patricians And Plebeians, The Real Nature Of The Ager Publicus, And Many Other Points Of Interest, Have Been Acknowledged By All His Successors." Other Alleged Discoveries, Such As The Construction Of Early Roman History Out Of Still Earlier Ballads, Have Not Been Equally Fortunate; But If Every Positive Conclusion Of Niebuhr's Had Been Refuted, His Claim To Be Considered The First Who Dealt With The Ancient History Of Rome In A Scientific Spirit Would Remain Unimpaired, And The New Principles Introduced By Him Into Historical Research Would Lose Nothing Of Their Importance. He Suggested, Though He Did Not Elaborate, The Theory Of The Myth, So Potent An Instrument For Good And Ill In Modern Historical Criticism. He Brought In Inference To Supply The Place Of Discredited Tradition, And Showed The Possibility Of Writing History In The Absence Of Original Records. By His Theory Of The Disputes Between The Patricians And Plebeians Arising From Original Differences Of Race He Drew Attention To The Immense Importance Of Ethnological Distinctions, And Contributed To The Revival Of These Divergences As Factors In Modern History. More Than All, Perhaps, Since His Conception Of Ancient Roman Story Made Laws And Manners Of More Account Than Shadowy Lawgivers, He Undesignedly Influenced History By Further Popularizing That Conception Of It Which Lays Stress On Institutions, Tendencies And Social Traits.

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        Autograph receipt signed ("A. Diabelli").

      Vienna, 5. XI. 1842. - Folio. ½ p. "Receipt for fl. 45 C.M. (forty-five guilders convention coinage) which I have received in cash for a manuscript by Mich. Haydn (first mass) from the Imperial and Royal Court Library" (transl.). Diabelli had studied composition under Michael Haydn in Salzburg. The "Missa in honorem Sanctissimae Trinitatis [D-Dur] à 5 Voci: 2 Sop., Alto, Ten. è Basso conc., 2 Violini, Viola, 2 Clarini, [Violoncello], Tympano con Organo" (MH 1), composed in 1754 by the 17-year-old Haydn, was acquired by the Court Library in 1842; its successor, the Austrian National Libraray, still preserves the 80-page manuscript, shelfmarked Mus.Hs.15589 Mus. - Old registration marks. Folded horizontally; slight duststaining to margins.

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        The Comic Annual 1830-1839, 1842

      London: Charles Tilt, A.H. Baily and Co., Henry Colburn, 1842. Good. The 1830 edition is a second edition, the remainder are first editions. Good in full polished leather with five raised bands, elaborate gold stamping on the spines, all edges gilt, flower patterned endpapers, all boards are detached but present except for one front board, spines are darkened, all have some chipping, one spine is almost completely missing, interiors are in excellent condition.

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        Observations on the diseases of the orifice and valves of the aorta (pp.387-442, 2 lith. Taf.).

      Guy's Hosp. Rep.,7/15. - London, Samuel Highley, 32, Fleet Street, October, 1842, 8, (16), pp.291-496, (2), 5 lith. Taf. 16 p. Advertising Sheets (pp. Highley), 4 p. (Taylor and Walton) (1st. Oct., 1842)), orig. Halbleinenband. First Edition of the first clear description of chronic constrictive pericarditis through Norman Chevers (1818-1886), a fine copy in original state of the complete number of the journal, with original printed wrappers and green cloth spine. "Chevers's article gave the first clear account of chronic constrictive pericarditis. "He discussed the compression effects of pericardial adhesions and he manner in which they restricted both systole and disastole of the heart, emphasitzing particularly the interference with diastole. Clevers believed that, when cardiac enlargement acompanied the occurrence of pericardial adhesions, some other cause for the enlagrement must be sought, such as valvular lesions. In fact he was of the opinion that constriction of the heart was capable of producing athrophy of the organ" Willius & Dry, pp.130-131 Garrison & Morton No.2752 Norman Col. 467

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        Geschiedkundige en topographische beschrijving van de dorpen Hillegersberg en Bergschenhoek. Rotterdam, 1824.

      14+111 pag., half leer. Mooi exemplaar. Met exlibris F.C. Koch. Gebonden met: Bijvoegselen en aanteekeningen. Rotterdam, 1842, 15 pag. Geillustreerd met een gegraveerde titelpagina met wapens, vier gravures buiten de tekst en een uitvouwbare kaart van graven.

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        Hao-Khieou-Tchouan ou la femme accomplie. Roman chinois traduit sur le texte original par Guillard d'Arcy

      Paris, Benjamin Duprat, 1842, , X, 540 pp, broché, couverture imprimée de l'éditeur, Magnifique exemplaire tel que paru , broché, non coupé. Rousseurs . Le Hao-Khieou-Tchouan est un des plus célèbres romans chinois ; son auteur est un des dix tsaï-tseu ou écrivains élégants de la Chine. Cordier 1756.

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        Kathedrale von Salisbury ('Cathédrale De Salisbury').

      - Lithographie v. Gustave Simonau b. P. Simonau in Brüssel, dat. 1842, 70,5 x 50,5

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        The History Of Rome (Fourth Edition, 3 Volumes) And The History Of Rome From The First Punic War To The Death Of Constantine (2 Volumes), And Lectures On The History Of Rome, From The Earliest Times To The Commencement Of The First Punic War (1848) [Six Volumes In Matching Full Calf]

      Taylor And Walton 1842, 1844, 1847, 1848, London - Complete English Language Edition In Six Thick Volumes Of The Lectures On Greek And Roman History By Barthold Georg Niebuhr (1776 ¿ 1831). A Uniform Set In Full Tan Calf, Five Bands, Morocco Spine Labels, Elaborate Gilt Tooling To Spines, Gilt Ruled Borders And Devices On Covers, Brightly Marbled Endpapers, And Matching Marbled Page Edges. Front Board Of Volume Vi Detached. Gilt Bright, Spines Darkened, Some Rubbing, Small Frays At Tips. Bookplates Of Charles Henry Turner, Bishop Of Islington, And Thomas Turner. Niebuhr, A Danish-German Statesman And Historian, Became Germany's Leading Historian Of Ancient Rome And A Founding Father Of Modern Scholarly Historiography. Classical Rome (Rather Than Greece) Caught The Admiration Of German Thinkers. By 1810 Niebuhr Was Inspiring German Patriotism In Students At The University Of Berlin By His Analysis Of Roman Economics And Government. Historians Generally View Niebuhr As A Leader Of The Romantic Era And Symbol Of German National Spirit That Emerged After The Defeat At Jena. But He Was Also Deeply Rooted In The Classical Spirit Of The Age Of Enlightenment In His Intellectual Presuppositions, His Use Of Philologic Analysis, And His Emphasis On Both General And Particular Phenomena In History. He Was Born In Copenhagen, The Son Of Carsten Niebuhr, A Prominent German Geographer Resident In The City. His Father Provided His Early Education.The Precocious Young Niebuhr By 1794 Was Already An Accomplished Classical Scholar And Who Read Several Languages. That Year He Entered The University Of Kiel, Where He Studied Law And Philosophy. In 1796, He Left Kiel To Become Private Secretary To The Danish Finance Minister, Count Schimmelmann. But In 1798 He Gave Up This Appointment And Traveled In Great Britain, Spending A Year At Edinburgh Studying Agriculture And Physics. Of His Stay In Great Britain, He Said ¿My Early Residence In England Gave Me One Important Key To Roman History. It Is Necessary To Know Civil Life By Personal Observation In Order To Understand Such States As Those Of Antiquity. I Never Could Have Understood A Number Of Things In The History Of Rome Without Having Observed England.¿Niebuhr's Roman History Counts Among Epoch-Making Histories Both As Marking An Era In The Study Of Its Special Subject And For Its Momentous Influence On The General Conception Of History. Leonhard Schmitz Said: "The Main Results Arrived At By The Inquiries Of Niebuhr, Such As His Views Of The Ancient Population Of Rome, The Origin Of The Plebs, The Relation Between The Patricians And Plebeians, The Real Nature Of The Ager Publicus, And Many Other Points Of Interest, Have Been Acknowledged By All His Successors." Other Alleged Discoveries, Such As The Construction Of Early Roman History Out Of Still Earlier Ballads, Have Not Been Equally Fortunate; But If Every Positive Conclusion Of Niebuhr's Had Been Refuted, His Claim To Be Considered The First Who Dealt With The Ancient History Of Rome In A Scientific Spirit Would Remain Unimpaired, And The New Principles Introduced By Him Into Historical Research Would Lose Nothing Of Their Importance. He Suggested, Though He Did Not Elaborate, The Theory Of The Myth, So Potent An Instrument For Good And Ill In Modern Historical Criticism. He Brought In Inference To Supply The Place Of Discredited Tradition, And Showed The Possibility Of Writing History In The Absence Of Original Records. By His Theory Of The Disputes Between The Patricians And Plebeians Arising From Original Differences Of Race He Drew Attention To The Immense Importance Of Ethnological Distinctions, And Contributed To The Revival Of These Divergences As Factors In Modern History. More Than All, Perhaps, Since His Conception Of Ancient Roman Story Made Laws And Manners Of More Account Than Shadowy Lawgivers, He Undesignedly Influenced History By Further Popularizing That Conception Of It Which Lays Stress On Institutions, Tendencies And Social Traits. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Branddenkmal Daß mitten in den Flammen verschont gebliebene Todtengräbers Häuschen, als Branddenkmal des großen Brandes v. 5. bis 8. May 1842 in Hamburg. Lithographie bei Kanning in Hamburg um 1842.

       Detailreiches Blatt mit Mittelansicht des Totengräber-Häuschens, links oben die abgebrannte St. Nicolai-Kirche, mittig oben Vignette der Stadtsilhouette, rechts oben die abgebrannte St. Petri-Kirche, unten mittig die abgebrannte St. Gertruden-Kapelle. Mit 2 Stadtwappen und ornamentaler Bordüre. Bildgröße: 24,5 x 32 cm / Blattgröße: 34 x 52,5 cm. Das Blatt etwas stockund leicht braunfleckig, zum weißen Außenrand auch stärker, mit Randläsionen zum Außenrand hin ( kleinere Einrisse, rmeist hinterlegt - rechts oben beschädigt zur äußeren Ecke hin ). - sehr selten - ( Pic erhältlich // webimage available ) Versand D: 5,00 EUR Brand, Hamburg, Hamburger Brand, Brandstätte, Feuersbrunst, Todtengräber, Totengräber, Häuschen, Nicolaikirche, St. Nicolai, Petrikirche, St. Petri, Gertrudenkirche, Kanning , Google

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        Alter Jungfernstieg von Giovanoly gesehen. Doppeltondruck von Wilhelm Heuer mit ornamentaler Bordüre um 1858 ( Aus: Hamburg und seiner Umgebungen, Blatt 61 ).

      Gassmann Hamburg Bildmaß der Darstellung: 15,6 x 23,2 cm ( Höhe x Breite), alt unter Glas gerahmt ( Rahmenmaß: 31,5 x 38 cm ): Auf dem Blatt erscheint die St. Petrikiche noch ohne Turm ( als Folge des Hamburger Brandes von 1842 ). Zwischen den Bäumen der Turm der St. Jacobi-Kirchturm, vorn der alte Alsterpavillon von 1834. ( vergleiche hierzu im Werkverzeichnis Heuers von Salomon die Werkverzeichnisnummer 61a , FH ) Das Blatt gleichmäßig leicht gebräunt, minimal fleckig. - selten - ( Das Pic leider mit Blitzlichtreflexion ) ( Pic erhältlich // webimage available ) Versand D: 5,00 EUR Hamburg, Umgebungen, Wilhelm Heuer, Tondruck, Jungfernstieg, Alter Jungfernstieg, Petrikirche, Jacobikirche, Alsterpavillon, Binnenalster, Google

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

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

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        Ernnestine De Lacy; or, The robber's foundling. An old English romance. FIRST EDITION.

      Printed & published by E. Lloyd. 1842 2 plates, illus. Rebound in half black morocco. A v.g. clean copy.Ono 480 lacks one leaf. No 1842 edn recorded on Copac; BL has only the (1854) edn. In 36 pts; colophon includes that Edward Lloyd was at the Office of The Penny Sunday Times. Three illus. have initials of Thomas or James Pickering.

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        NEW ZEALAND: DIE COLONISATION VON NEU-SEELAND. EIN VORTRAG, IM WISSENSCHAFTLICHEN VEREINE ZU BERLIN AM 22. JANUAR 1842, VON KARL RITTER.

      8° (20.5 x 12.5 cm / 8 x 5 inches): Collation Complete – 52 pp., 1 folding map (23.5 x 28 cm / 9 x 11 inches), bound in contemporary marbled boards (Very Good, old library stamps to title, text and map clean and crisp, binding with shelf-ware). - Berlin: Wilhelm Besser, 1842. Very rare – the first printing of the famous geographer Carl Ritter’s insightful and influential discourse on the early colonization of New Zealand, based upon his extensive interviews of principals of the New Zealand Company, featuring an original map, published in Berlin in 1842. - This is the very rare first printing of Carl Ritter’s discourse on the early colonization of New Zealand, published in Berlin barely four years after the New Zealand Company had begun its activities in earnest. Ritter, along with his friend Alexander von Humboldt, is considered to be the father of modern geography, and while he never stepped foot anywhere near New Zealand, he maintained a particular fascination for this distant land, with its unusual geography, native Maori peoples, and endemic species of wildlife. In 1841, Ritter traveled to London to interview several of the main backers of the New Zealand Company, the syndicate that possessed the official mandate to settle and develop New Zealand on behalf of the British Crown. These interviewees included politicians and financiers, as well as Company employees who had returned to England from New Zealand. Ritter had such a great international reputation; the Company’s principals were honoured by the opportunity, as so provided the German geographer with remarkably candid and detailed insights into the early colonization of New Zealand. This imbues the present work with considerable historical value. Ritter consolidated the valuable insights gleaned in London into a speech he delivered the Economic Union of Berlin on January 22, 1842. The present work is thus the text of his speech, slightly edited for style. It is jam-packed with fascinating facts and statistics, as well as detailed observations on the history, geography, natural sciences, native peoples, climate and economic potential of New Zealand. Importantly, the discourse provides insider information on the early development of the Company’s colonization schemes, which were then focused on settling parts of the North Island. Ritter provides a highly positive impression of New Zealand, as having the ideal climate to foster a modern European society on the other side of the globe. He highly rates the character of the Company’s officers glowingly and commends the organization’s plans for developing the islands. He predicts a bright future for New Zealand. Indeed, as of 1841, the Company seemed to have made a good start towards their initial goals. It had made peace with Maori, upon signing the Treaty of Waitangi (1840); it had ensured that New Zealand was formally made a colony (1841); and it had successfully established several towns, which would subsequently become some of New Zealand’s major cities. It was only in 1843 that the Company started to fall into serious financial and organizational problems. Thus, Ritter’s assessment seemed astute at the time. A highlight of Ritter’s work is an attractive original folding map that features the world in two hemispheres, noting New Zealand’s global position and the fastest travel route between England and New Zealand. The composition is completed with two cartographic insets: one with a map of the Cook Strait (which divides the North and South Islands); and the other being a map of Port Nicholson, the location of Wellington. SEE OUR WEB SITE FOR LONGER DESCRIPTION

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        TRACTADO DE ESGRIMA A PE? E A CAVALLO,

      - em que se ensina por princípios e o manejo do florete, ou O Jogo da Espada, que se usa hoje. Adornado com vinte quatro laminas, ou estampas litografadas, dedicado a Sua Magestade El-Rei D. Fernando II. Lisboa: Typographia Commercial, 1842. In 8º (de 19x13 xm) com 92, [iii] pags. Encadernação de meados do século xx com lombada e cantos em pele. Ilustrado com 24 lâminas em extratexto com os movimentos da esgrima a pé e a cavalo. Exemplar com ex-libris, preserva capas de brochura espelhadas em duas folhas repetidas pertencentes à mesma obra. Apresenta cortes nas páginas 57/58 e 59/60 sem perda de texto e não possui a lista dos subscritores mencionada por Inocêncio. Inocêncio (VI, 442): ?D. Pedro Osório y Gomez, que presumo ser de nação espanhol, faltando me aliás o conhecimento de quaisquer particularidades individuais, que lhe digam respeito. Tractado de esgrima a pé e a cavallo, em que se ensina por principios o manejo do florete, ou o jogo da espada que se usa hoje. Adornado com vinte e quatro laminas ou estampas lithographadas. Dedicado a Sua Magestade el rei D. Fernando II. Lisboa, Typ. Commercial 1842. 8.º gr. de 92 pag., e mais 8 inumeradas contendo índice e lista dos subscritores. O autor deste opusculo, persuadindo se (como declara no seu prologo) de que a sua obra seria a primeira que se dava a luz no idioma português sobre a arte da esgrima, mostrou desconhecer absolutamente o que já possuíamos nesta parte. - Vej. os artigos Manuel Martins Firme, Theotonio Rodrigues de Carvalho, Thomás Luis, etc., etc'. Location/localizacao: 5-4-D-5

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        Coloured Ilustrations of British Birds, and their Eggs.

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

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        Notice sur l'hôpital de Guy à Londres, et sur l'hospice départemental d'aliénés d'Auxerre

      Lyon, chez Savy, 1842, , , , EDITION ORIGINALE. Communication lue par l'auteur au cours des séances de la société de médecine de Lyon les 12 novembre et 6 décembre 1841. ENVOI de l'auteur en première de couverture, au Dr Car[r]ier. Opuscule publié afin de rendre compte des avantages et des inconvénients des hôpitaux anglais, ainsi que des succès remportés à celui d'Auxerre, qu'il attribue à la loi "rendue sous l'inspiration de MM. Ferrus, Esquirol et Falret ; c'est à dire la "loi sur les aliénés" du du 30 juin 1838, dont la promulgation fut le point de départ de nombreuses études statistiques et comparatives publiées en vue d'améliorer le travail dans les maisons d'aliénés.

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        Hamburg, vom St. Georgskirchthurm gesehen. Kolorierter Stahlstich bei C. Adler, Hamburg um 1850.

      Detailreiches kleines Blatt mit Bildgröße von 7 x 13 cm, unter Passepartout und Glas gerahmt ( Rahmenmaß: 27,5 x 33 cm ). Auf dem Blatt sind insbesondere die Fassaden von Hamburgs Neubau nach dem großen Brand von 1842 gut zu erkennen, in der Bildmitte die Binnenalster, in der Ferne die Elbe mit zahlreichen Schiffen. Guter Zustand, der Rahmen etwas bestoßen - selten - ( Pic erhältlich // webimage available )

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        Eigenh. Brief mit U. ("Henry W. Longfellow").

      Marienberg, 5. IX. 1842. - 1¼ SS. 8vo. Mit eh. Adresse (Faltbrief) und Siegel. An den Buchhändler Karl Baedeker in Koblenz: "Dear Sir, having concluded to remain here a week or two longer, I send back the Nibelungen Lied, which I wish to have bound by Peine precisely like the other copy. He has sent back to or three Nos of the Volksbücher unbound, and No. 27 is missing. Please ask him about this; and if he cannot find No. 27 (I am quite sure I sent it with the others) be good enough to get it for me, to come by post with Michel Angelo's Sonnets, which I ordered on Sunday [.]". - Aufgrund seiner depressiven Schübe und Panikattacken hatte sich Longfellow ein halbes Jahr Urlaub von seinem Sprachlehramt in Harvard genommen, um eine Kur in der Wasserheilanstalt im ehemaligen Benediktinerkloster Marienberg bei Boppard am Rhein zu absolvieren.

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        Pauly's Real-Encyclopädie der classischen Alterthumswissenschaft in alphabetischer Ordnung. Zweite völlig umgearbeitete Auflage, hrsg. v. Wilh. Sigm. Teuffel. 6 in 8 Bänden.

      J. B. Metzler 1842-1866, Stuttgart - Gr.-8vo. Je Band ca. 1800 S. Hldr. d. Zeit m. 2 RSchildern. (OBrosch. beigebunden). An zwei Kanten unbeschnitten. Der "Ur-Pauly", Grundlage der später auf 84 Bände angewachsenen Realenzyklopädie, erschien noch in recht bescheidenem Umfang. Der erste Band, ursprünglich 1837 erschienen, in der ausführlicheren, auf 2 Bände angewachsenen Neubearbeitung von Teuffel, während die weiteren Bände keine Neubearbeitung mehr erfuhren. - Einbände berieben, kl. Fehlstellen im Leder. Kl. Name auf Vorsatz. Vereinzelt etw. stockfleckig, in Bd. 4 eine Lage in Kopie. Sonst wohlerhaltene, schöne Bände. gr.

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        L'Angélique des Alpes, livre du peuple, trésor des ménages. Ou l'art de se guérir soi-même. Notions utiles et curieuses recueilles avec soin

      Grenoble, Barnel, Août 1842, in-16, de 21 et (3) pages, exemplaire broché, Une curiosité pharmaceutique et de conseils ménagers. Ce petit fascicule, au titre métaphorique, se divise en deux parties : une "médecine domestique" classée selon les maladies éprouvées, et un manuel de trucs et astuces pour la vie de tous les jours (blanchissage économique sans l'emploi du savon, manière de rendre le vin mousseux, procédé pour conserver les fruits, matelas économiques qui durent dix ans, moyen de faire passer l'ivresse, moyen d'aller dans et de traverser une rivière sans savoir nager, recette pour ôter la rouille du fer, fontaine économique, conservation des oeufs, etc.). Nous n'avons localisé aucun exemplaire dans les fonds publics français et étrangers.

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        A Voyage Round the Coasts of Scotland and the Isles

      Adam and Charles Black, Edinburgh 1842 - First edition. Folding engraved map of Scotland by S. Hall, and 21 engraved plates. xii, 487; iv, 461, [14, ads] pp. 1 vols. 8vo. " . complete angling guide round the North of Scotland" James Wilson was the brother of Professor John Wilson, author of "Recreations of Christopher North," and professor of Natural History at Edinburgh. "This work contains an account of the various fishing stations in the Western Highlands and Islands, and describes the fish, flies, etc. It forms a complete angling guide round the North of Scotland from the Clyde to the Forth" (Westwood & Satchell). Westwood & Satchell, p. 242 Original green cloth, gilt spines. Spines faded to brown, inner hinges starting, otherwise a lovely copy. Very good Folding engraved map of Scotland by S. Hall, and 21 engraved plates. xii, 487; iv, 461, [14, ads] pp. 1 vols. 8vo [Attributes: First Edition]

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        Die Besteigung des Jungfrauhorns durch (Louis) Agassiz und seine Gefährten. Aus dem Französischen von C(arl) Vogt.

      Solothurn, Verlag von Jent und Gassmann 1842 - 8°. 96 S. Mt einer lithografierten Tafel mit 3 Ansichten als Frontispiz von Nicolet et Jeanjaquet, Neuchâtel und einer mehrfach gefalteten lithografierten Karte. Schlichte Broschur um 1920 mit handschriftlichen Deckeltitel. Wäber 137. - vgl. Perret 21 (für die franz. Originalausgabe) - Erste deutsche Ausgabe. Erschien 1841 als Artikel der Zeitschrift "Bibliothèque Universell" und als Separatdruck unter dem abweichenden Titel "L'ascension de la Jungfrau, effectuée le 28 août 1841 par MM Agassiz, Forbes, du Chatelier et Desor, précédée du récit de leur traversée de la Mer de Glace, du Grimsel à Viesch en Valais" - Übersetzer der Schrift und Verfasser der 20seitigen Einleitung war der Carl Vogt, der, wie auch Eduard Desor als Flüchtling aus Deutschland in die Schweiz kam. Die Besteigung der Jungfrau war, aus der Sicht von Agassiz, ein eigentlich nebensächliches Ereignis seiner Gletscherforschungen die er zusammen mit Desor und einigen Gehilfen auf dem Unteraargletscher durchführte und die unter dem Titel "Geologische Alpenreisen" von Vogt übersetzt, 1846 erschienen. - Fliegender Vorsatz mit Stempel des Schweiz.Alpinen Museum. Als Doublette ausgeschieden. Schwach stockfleckig. Die häufig fehlende Karte etwas knitterig.

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        Voyage en Islande et au Groenland publié par ordre du Roi sous la direction de M. Paul Gaimard. Atlas historique.

      

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        THIS INDENTURE, Made the Second day of March in the year of our Lord one thousand eight Hundred and Forty Two atKemptville in the District of Johnstown in the Province of Canada: -Between: Bethiah White, widow of the late James White of Kemptville,Yeoman, Charlotte Fenton, wife of Nathaniel Fenton of Kemptville,innkeeper, and Andrew Snyder of Edwardsburg, yeoman of the one part: andBrian McDermott of Fitzroy , in the District of Bathurst, yeoman. thatcertain tracts or parcels of lands and premises, situated lying andbeing in the Township of Fitzroy, being composed of Lot Number Elevenin the Tenth Concession of said Township of Fitzroy. [detailedhandwritten description of land]. containing by measurement twohundred acres more or less. [exten

      Kemptville. 1842. - Large printed and manuscript paperdocument, 40x 50cm. (16" x 20"), printed with handwritten entries,folded in sixths, some slight text loss, expertly restored, fine. Fitzroy Township was first settled around 1824. A "Jno. McDermott" isnoted in the Belden Atlas of 1879 as having 200 acres east of the Villageof Fitzroy Harbor. On the verso of the document is a hand-written codicildated 1852: "County of Carleton Registry Office. I do hereby certify thata Memorial of the written deed of bargain and sale attested before me byJohn McDermott of the Township of Litchfield formerly of Fitzroy,Yeoman, was duly recorded in this office .".

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        A Treatise on Some of the Insects of New England, which are Injurious to Vegetation

      John Owen, Cambridge 1842 - Octavo (25cm.); publisher's black cloth, gilt-lettered spine; [4],459pp. Cloth a bit rubbed, spine crown pulled, rear endpaper quite browned, stock extremities foxed, else Very Good or better. Oft-reprinted monograph by the noted entomologist and botanist. SABIN 30524. Provenance: Contemporary engraved armorial ownership bookplate of Boston Brahmin businessman John Amory Lowell (1798-1881) featuring his coat of arms: the rather felangist hand holding three downwardly pointing arrows, the traditional stag's head replaced by an urn, and the Latin "Occasionem Cognosce." Laid in is a pencil sketch on onionskin of the bookplate, though possibly a sketch made by the later owner, John Lowell, Jr., whose 1946 ownership inscription is on the front free endpaper. [Attributes: First Edition]

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        Physiologie Complète du Rébus. Ouvrage Illustré Par 800 petites Figures, Et rédigé

      Chez Delarue, Paris - N.d., circa 1842. 12mo. 15 by 10 cm. 169, [1], [10] pp. Each page is printed with a decorative frame. Throughout are woodcut vignettes. This is a visual dictionary of sorts -- one geared to solving rebus puzzles. Besides these pictograms, the diminutive book comes with a history of rebuses and plenty of examples and instructions on how to solve these often tricky puzzlers. In addition, there is a two page section on the manual alphabet used in sign language. To our knowledge, this is a most unusual reference, the only one of which we are aware to aid in the solution of rebuses, and it is also quite scarce. Scattered foxing. Spine cracked but still holding. [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        "Journal of a Whaling Voyage to the Pacific Ocean on Board the Eliza L. B. Jenney. FairHaven, John Church Master, 1842."

      Folio, 131 pages of manuscript entries. Pioneer oceanographer Matthew Fontaine Maury based much of his work on information gleaned from ship's logs. There was a huge cache of them at the Navy's Depot of Charts and Instruments where he worked while forming his theories. He supplemented this knowledge by distributing, then collecting, pre-printed journals from ship captains and, supposedly, by transcribing information from journals of American whaling captains, who were by far the most traveled sailors on the planet. I've seen examples of the pre-printed journals, but I've never seen any evidence of Maury working with whaling journals... Until now. Written twice on the front blanks of this journal are the words, "Copied for M. F. Maury." Reading through the journal we can see why it was of use to Maury. Position and weather conditions are meticulously recorded, often with ocean conditions noted as well. The "Eliza L. B. Jenney" was a 381 ton ship built in Fairhaven in 1842. This was her maiden voyage, and it was a successful one, returning 2400 sperm (The tabulation at the back of this journal shows a total of 2491 bbl. It also notes the amount of oil each whale yielded, and where and when it was caught. This sort of information must have been especially valuable to Maury as he compiled his famous "Whale Chart.") The journal keeper was probably Hiram Luther, 1st mate, who identifies himself by writing, on October 28, 1843, "This day I am 38 years of age. May the lord in mercy preserve me through this voyage and return me to my native home." The journal keeper occasionally skips a day, but this is a complete account of a four-year whaling cruise on the west coast of South America. Maury's "Wind and Current Chart of the North Atlantic" was published in 1847, and "Physical Geography of the Sea" in 1855. So the journal fits well within that time frame. Aside from the Maury connection this journal also has the advantage of being accompanied by scholarly notes, genealogy, and a complete transcription made in 2003. The writing is something of a scrawl, but is legible, and the book is in excellent condition, securely bound in original half calf over marbled boards with "Journal Whaling Voyage" in gold lettering on the backstrip.

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        Péhriska-Rúhpa. [A Minatarre or Big-Bellied Indian]

      [Paris, Coblenz and London 1842 - Hand-coloured aquatint engraving by Paul Legrand after Bodmer, state with three figures in the background, blindstamp, issue without imprint line or English sub-title. There are two distinct states of this image: one with three small figures in the mid-ground to the right of the main figure, and a second where these figures have been removed This powerful portrait of Péhriska-Rúhpa ('Two Ravens') presents the warrior and chief of the Hidatsa as a figure of great dignity. He adopts an attitude that would have been familiar to all men of power and rank, his worth displayed symbolically in his clothing and adornment. His shirt is trimmed with bands of bright yellow quillwork, elaborately fringed with ermine, locks of human hair and dyed horsehair. He wears a striped woolen breechclout and quilled leggings of deer skin. Around his neck is a necklace of bear claws, fastened to an otter-skin band and spaced with blue and white beads. Symbols of great wealth, these necklaces were made from the foreclaws of grizzly bears, preferably from animals taken in the spring when the claws were large comparatively unworn and showing white tips. A decorated buffalo robe over one shoulder and arm, Péhriska-Rúhpa holds his decorated pipe in the crook of his other arm. This is one of Bodmer's masterpieces of portraiture, and was carried out during the travellers' winter stop-over at Fort Clark in 1833-1834 Karl Bodmer's images show great versatility and technical virtuosity and give us a uniquely accomplished and detailed picture of a previously little understood (and soon to vanish) way of life. Swiss-born Bodmer was engaged by Prince Maximilian zu Wied-Neuwied (1782-1867) specifically to provide a record of his travels in North America, principally among the Plains Indians. In the company of David Dreidoppel (Prince Maximilian's servant and hunting companion), their travels in North America were to last from 1832 to 1834. Well-armed with information and advice, the party finally left St.Louis, on the most important stage of their travels, aboard the steamer Yellow Stone on April 10 1833. They proceeded up the treacherous Missouri River along the line of forts established by the American Fur Company. At Bellevue they encountered their first Indians, then went on to make contact with the Sioux tribe, learning of and recording their little known ceremonial dances and powerful pride and dignity. Transferring from the Yellow Stone to another steamer, the Assiniboin, they continued to Fort Clark, visiting there the Mandan, Mintari and Crow tribes, then the Assiniboins at Fort Union, the main base of the American Fur Company. On a necessarily much smaller vessel they journeyed through the extraordinary geological scenery of that section of the Missouri to Fort Mackenzie in Montana, establishing a cautious friendship with the fearsome Blackfeet. From this, the westernmost point reached, it was considered too dangerous to continue and the return journey downstream began. The winter brought its own difficulties and discomforts, but Bodmer was still able to execute numerous studies of villages, dances and especially the people, who were often both intrigued and delighted by his work. The portraits are particularly notable for their capturing of individual personalities, as well as forming a primary account of what were to become virtually lost cultures. Graff 4648; Howes M443a; Pilling 2521; Sabin 47014; Wagner-Camp 76:1.

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        "Journal of a Whaling Voyage to the Pacific Ocean on Board the Eliza L. B. Jenney. FairHaven, John Church Master, 1842."

      Folio, 131 pages of manuscript entries. Pioneer oceanographer Matthew Fontaine Maury based much of his work on information gleaned from ship's logs. There was a huge cache of them at the Navy's Depot of Charts and Instruments where he worked while forming his theories. He supplemented this knowledge by distributing, then collecting, pre-printed journals from ship captains and, supposedly, by transcribing information from journals of American whaling captains, who were by far the most traveled sailors on the planet. I've seen examples of the pre-printed journals, but I've never seen any evidence of Maury working with whaling journals... Until now. Written twice on the front blanks of this journal are the words, "Copied for M. F. Maury." Reading through the journal we can see why it was of use to Maury. Position and weather conditions are meticulously recorded, often with ocean conditions noted as well. The "Eliza L. B. Jenney" was a 381 ton ship built in Fairhaven in 1842. This was her maiden voyage, and it was a successful one, returning 2400 sperm (The tabulation at the back of this journal shows a total of 2491 bbl. It also notes the amount of oil each whale yielded, and where and when it was caught. This sort of information must have been especially valuable to Maury as he compiled his famous "Whale Chart.") The journal keeper was probably Hiram Luther, 1st mate, who identifies himself by writing, on October 28, 1843, "This day I am 38 years of age. May the lord in mercy preserve me through this voyage and return me to my native home." The journal keeper occasionally skips a day, but this is a complete account of a four-year whaling cruise on the west coast of South America. Maury's "Wind and Current Chart of the North Atlantic" was published in 1847, and "Physical Geography of the Sea" in 1855. So the journal fits well within that time frame. Aside from the Maury connection this journal also has the advantage of being accompanied by scholarly notes, genealogy, and a complete transcription made in 2003. The writing is something of a scrawl, but is legible, and the book is in excellent condition, securely bound in original half calf over marbled boards with "Journal Whaling Voyage" in gold lettering on the backstrip.

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        Autograph Letter signed, to Nathaniel Ingersoll Bowditch

      New Haven, 1842. 2pp. on recto and verso of the first leaf, with conjugate leaf addressed on verso. 1 vols. 4to. Soiled and stained, a few cellotape repairs, small piece torn away from conjugate address leaf. 2pp. on recto and verso of the first leaf, with conjugate leaf addressed on verso. 1 vols. 4to. Silliman (1779-1864), the pioneering American scientist and founder of THE AMERICAN JOURNAL OF SCIENCE AND THE ARTS, writes "I did not expect to trouble you to acknowledge my small pamphlet but I am gratified that it is approved by you." Silliman continues at length regarding the illness of "our much valued friend, Mrs. Jackson. ...In rising from the oblivion of a fever, perhaps it was not a very unnatural delusion that the friends whom she has ceased to see about her - were dead ..." The "Mrs. Jackson" referred to is probably the wife of James Jackson, M.D., co-founder, along with Bowditch, of Massachusetts General Hospital.

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        [DUMONT D'URVILLE] Vincendon-Dumoulin : autograph letter signed, to Casimir Gide, circa 1842

      Single sheet, octavo, manuscript in brown ink, written on one side only, undated but probably 1842, a note from the hydrographer Vincendon-Dumoulinto Dumont d'Urville's publisher, Casimir Gide, suggesting an amendment to one of the maps in the fourth volume of Dumont d'Urville's Voyage au Pôle Sud (Vincendon-Dumoulin was the editor of the work, published in 24 volumes between 1842 and 1854): "Si la carte du 4ème volume (iles Viti) n'et pas tirée, nous y ferons ajouter un nom d'ile qui est désignée dans la narration. C'est une omission de peu d'importance et qui, dans tous les cas, ne fera pas grand bruit si on ne peut plus la réparer"; signed Dumoulin; the note closes with "Salut et amitié à MM. Gide et Beadry"; original folds; clean and legible. Vincendon-Dumoulin sailed with Dumont d'Urville to the Antarctic and the Pacific on the second voyage of theAstrolabe(1837-40). He was responsible for drawing the first map ofAdélie Land. After the expedition, he acted as the principal editor ofVoyage au Pôle Sud.

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        Journal of an exploring tour beyond the Rocky Mountains, under the direction of the A.B.C.F.M. in the years 1835, '36, and '37; containing a description of the geography, geology, climate, productions. and the numbers, manners, and customs of the natives: with a map of Oregon Territory

      Mack, Andrus, & Woodruff [etc.], Ithaca, N.Y. 1842 - Third edition (first published 1838), 8vo, pp. 408; folding frontispiece map of the Oregon Territory dated 1838, plus 1 engraved plate; original blindstamped brown cloth lettered in gilt on spine; moderate wear, slight chipping at extremities, minor foxing; map slightly miscreased; all else very good and sound copy. Howes P-89: The map is "earliest showing accurately the Oregon interior ? Parker accompanied a fur-trading party, in 1835, from Council Bluffs to Walla Walla." Forbes 1120: "After arriving at the Columbia River and exploring Oregon and Washington, Parker joined the barque Columbia headed for the Hawaiian Islands in June 1836 ? Parker was invited to stay at the Binghams. He describes Honolulu at some length ? visited Waikiki ? later went to Ewa, Wialua, and Kaneohe, and has brief remarks on resident missionaries at each station?" [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        [NEW ZEALAND] Letter to an early Hutt River settler, Dr. Relph, from his sister in England, 1842

      Entire letter, single sheet folding to form [4] sides, quarto, neatly written manuscript in ink on 3 sides (cross written on the last page), headed 'Enford, near Chippenham, July 10th 1842', addressed to 'My dear Brother'; signed at the foot 'Your only affectionate and sincerely attached Sister, Harriet Eleanor Silcock'; outer side with address panel, to 'Mr. H.B. Relph, Surgeon &c., Petoni, nr. Wellington, Port Nicholson, New Zealand', with 'PAID 15 JY 1842' in red, 'CHIPPENHAM JY 15 1842' in black, 'SHIP LETTER / LONDON / JULY 16 1842' in red, and 'WELLINGTON / NEW ZEALAND FE 1 1843' in black; remnants of red wax seal with tiny perforation; the letter is complete and in fine condition. Dr. H.B. (Humphry) Relph, a native of Enford in Wiltshire, arrived at Port Nicholson on 14 November 1840 as a cabin passenger on the Martha Ridgeway. This vessel was only the twelfth emigrant ship to reach Port Nicholson, and it brought out the news that the name of the new settlement was to be changed from Britannia to Wellington. Relph settled at Petoni in the Hutt Valley, and is mentioned in Charles Heaphy's Narrative of a Residence in Various Parts of New Zealand (London, 1842, p.75) as one of the 'gentlemen [who] were engaged in clearing land and cultivating' in 'the Valley of the Hutt'. An advertisement for his services as 'Surgeon accoucheur' (obstetric surgeon) at Petoni was placed in the New Zealand Gazette and Wellington Spectator on 6 March 1841; in the 22 December 1841 edition of the same newspaper, Relph's witness statements feature prominently in a report on the inquest into the death of Archibald Milne at Petoni. The letter we offer here was carried on the ship Thomas Sparkes, which arrived at Wellington on January 31 1843. (An account of this voyage by passenger J. Hursthouse is held in the Alexander Turnbull Library, MS HUR 1841-3). It was written by Relph's sister, Harriet, who had married into a local Wiltshire family, the Silcocks. Their widowed mother had also recently married Harriet's father-in-law: the close knit Relph and Silcock families jointly owned an iron foundry under the company name Silcock and Relph, at Langley Burrell, near Chippenham, Wiltshire. Reference to the foundry, as well as to their mother's marriage, is made in Harriet's letter, which is in reply to Relph's letter received in March, 1841. Harriet's missive is full of family and local news. A deeply religious person, she is deeply concerned that no letter has been received from Humphry since March, and she includes her and her husband's prayers for her brother, also directing him to read certain hymns in the hymn book she had evidently given him before he departed for New Zealand. Note: A typed transcript of the letter, made by a previous owner, may be viewed in the images in this listing.

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        A chart of the world on Mercator's projection.

      [Reduced from the large chart by John Purdy]. London : Richard Holmes Laurie, 9th Jan. 1842. Engraved map with original hand colouring, dissected and laid on linen, cloth covers, 660 x 995 mm; collection label of A.C. Papineau (1828-1913), Canadian judge and historian; fine condition. A highly detailed chart of the world showing numerous routes of the maritime explorers; the three voyages of Cook; Vancouver; Biscoe; La perouse; Boulton; Phipps; Ross and Parry and others; with many detailed historical notes on first discoveries etc. A rare edition of Purdy's map reduced from the larger format version published in the early nineteenth century. This edition shows Texas as a republic. (The Republic of Texas existed between 1836 and 1845, when it joined the United States). No other copy located.

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        Map of a section of Wayne County, NC]

      Manuscript 1842 - This 5x6" map seems to be of a 770 acre parcel south of Goldsboro, NC, in Wayne County. There are several old tears at the folds. Good condition. +++Back when I had an open shop I would occasionally have surveyor customers who would come in after hauling themselves back to our civilization, telling stories of doing some re-survey of some piece of land in the out-yonder and finding old heart of pine stakes from a 19th c survey still in place and just very slightly off from where the modern surveying tools would place them. These guys held these earlier surveyors in high regard, as they did hard work and did it very well, using relatively rudimentary tools (optics, chains, measures) in sometimes very difficult conditions and doing a splendid job of it. These stories came to mind just this afternoon again while cataloging an 1842 manuscript map made by Britton Hood, Jr., who was the son of a surveyor Hood Sr. who worked through the late 18th c and into the middle 19th. The family was in Wayne County, and it looks as though the son stayed their, at least according to a hint or two on this map. Although the location is not identified the major feature is, and the "Cabin Branch" of the map may be the "Cabin Branch" creek that is south-central Wayne County, south of Goldsboro. The very attractive part of this map of course are the landmarks used by the surveyor, and as is very often in these cases, the "landmarks" tend to be simple trees and stumps and such. Of course is you identify a starting place and base all of the landmarks upon that, then virtually anything can be used, so long as it is referenced to something. +++ Some of the then-essential and now-delightful boundary markers for Hood's 770-acre survey include:Maple at the fork of the branch; stake at the turn of the branch; pine at the west edge of the swamp; large cypress at the edge of the swamp; through the meander of the Rockish (?) Creek; Lightwood stump; small pine; pine; large dead pine; stake; pine at the prong of the NW branch; and of course a pine, pine, and small pine, among other things.

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        ALS. To Aaron Vail Esq. Chargé d'affaires of the U.S., Madrid. About Consular business to a subordinate in Madrid while he was en route there as U.S. Minister to Spain (18342-1846)

      Birmingham, 1842. 4to. Old folds. 4to.

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        The Auckland Times. Tempora mutantur Nos Non mutamur in illis. Vol. 1 Tuesday November 8 1842 No. 17

      Auckland : Printed (In a Mangle) and Published by Henry Falwasser, Sole Editor and Proprietor, 1842. Large folio sheet, 2 leaves (integral), printed recto only, in a variety of printing types on a washing mangle; subscriber's (?) names 'Mr. & Mrs Sim' in brown ink beneath the masthead; tear to blank corner of initial leaf; original fold lines with some mild discoloration. An exceptionally rare copy of this curious publication, one of New Zealand's pioneering newspapers. The issue of November 8 1842 is not held in the Alexander Turnbull Library. Dating from the early phase of British settlement, prior to the first Colonial Parliament (1853), The Auckland Times was owned and edited by Henry Falwasser. The first issue was printed by Moore at the Government Printing Press and issued on September 5 1842. After only a few issues having been printed at the Press, the acting Governor, Lieutenant Shorland, prevented Falwasser from having use of the Press. Falwasser's resourcefulness, however, allowed him to continue publishing. He collected all the old printing type that he could find, and by employing an old washing mangle continued to print the weekly paper in his own house, using coarse, spongy paper. The result was a crude, yet ultimately effective production that used an astonishing variety of typefaces and depth of impressions. What had started life as a newspaper whose intention was to be uncontroversial and not to take political sides now became a voice of dissent against the Governor's perceived attempts to stifle an independent press. Over the ensuing months, until the last of the Mangle newspapers was issued on 13 April 1843, Falwasser was able to refine his printing technique to some extent, improving the quality of the newspaper. The copy we offer here is from one of the earliest Mangle editions. "There can be no better proof that Falwasser was a man of determination than his initial decision to launch his paper in August 1842. After all, in the previous thirteen months Auckland's first two newspapers had come to grief - virtually killed, let it be said, by the hostility of Governor Hobson's officials who had a morbid fear of Press criticism. Perhaps Falwasser thought his paper would survive where its predecessors expired because he was determined to steer clear, as best he could, of politics. In his first issue he laid down his policy as editor. Though the Auckland Times would 'exercise the irrepressible POWER OF TRUTH' it would 'be untrammelled by any party' since 'dissensions in our infant community can only hinder our progress'. But quickly the Times was driven into opposition to officialdom. You will easily understand why if you appreciate that Falwasser had hoped to buy up the plant and press of the recently defunct Auckland Standard. However the Government forbade him to. In an early editorial Falwasser bitterly denounced what he believed was a Government attempt to destroy the liberty of the Press by monopolising all printing plants in the capital ... Copies of the Times are rare: but preserved in the Auckland Public Library are isolated numbers which show the typographical ingenuity of Falwasser. Some issues have a curious patchwork appearance. As one set of type was used up, Falwasser would work his way through his assortments of founts: canon, Baskerville, non-pareil, brevier, italics, Gothic and so on. One particular letter was in very short supply. This was the lower-case 'k'. So ; Falwasser made do as best he could, using capitals, Gothics, even German text. And when no 'k' of any sort was left, Falwasser represented his 'k' by leaving a gap. The effect was quaintly hilarious. Falwasser laughed, it seems, at his own efforts, for he was not a pompous man. All the early issues bore the imprint 'Printed in a mangle and Published by Henry Falwasser; at the Mangle, Chancery Street'. Yet he also believed he had been enabled by his 'ponderous revolver' - as he once called his mangle - to 'strike a blow at would-be despotism'. 'We consider our mangle an ingenious and honorable triumph over as contemptible and sneaking an attempt to stifle the press as was ever perpetrated.' As time went by, Falwasser gathered fresh type from odd quarters. So the appearance of the Times improved. But it went into recess on 13 April 1843. later in the year, Phoenix-like, it rose again, using up-to-date type and plant imported from Sydney. The Times continued until 17 January 1846. A week later Falwasser died. It's somehow fitting that the Mangle newspaper and its spirited proprietor should quit the Auckland scene together." (Russell Stone,  Associate Professor of History at the University of Auckland. Originally published in Art New Zealand 4, February / March 1977)

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        ANNALI DI LIVORNO DALLA SUA ORIGINE SINO ALL'ANNO DI GESU' CRISTO 1840. Colle notizie riguardanti i luoghi più notevoli antichi e moderni dei suoi contorni. 1842-1856.

      Giulio Sardi, 1842. Prima edizione. Opera completa in quattro volumi. Cm.24,4x15,7. Pg.X, 430; 570; 552; 732, XL. Legatura coeva in mz.pelle con titoli e fregi in oro al dorso. Una tavola in grande formato con una doppia pianta della città di Livorno. In fine al quarto volume è aggiunto l'"Indice ragionato degli Annali di Livorno", redatto a cura di Cesare Caporali (Livorno, Sardi, 1856), Sono unite solo due delle tre tavole fuori testo in grande formato, rispettivamente al terzo e al quarto volume. Esemplare da studio, completo nel testo, che presenta bruniture diffuse e numerose chiose e sottolineature ad inchiostro. La legatura del quarto volume è diversa rispetto agli altri. Fondamentale studio di storia livornese. > Lozzi, 2299 "Raro. L'opera non va oltre all'epoca XVI colle relative annotazioni, ossia sino agli anni 1737. Molto difficile a trovarla completa per le molte vicende a cui l'impressione andò soggetta". "Mostra Editoria Livornese" (Casa della Cultura, Maggio 1964), 625. Codice libreria 129796.

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        Die Privilegien der kaiserl. königl. landesfürstlichen Stadt Radkersburg in Untersteyer, nebst einer kurzgefaßten Geschichte und Beschreibung dieser Stadt, ihrer Merkwürdigkeiten und Umgebungen.

      Radkersburg, Alois Weitzinger, 1842. 8°. Mit einer Holzschn.-Abbildung (Titel verso) u. einem lithogr. Stadtplan. VIII, 168 S., OKart. Erstausgabe; ohne die sechs Tafeln, die diesem Handexemplar nie beigebunden waren. - Der Holzschnitt mit einer Abbildung des ältesten Stadtsiegels von 1418. - Durchschossenes (interfoliiertes) Handexemplar des Verfassers mit zahlr., tlw. umfangreichen Ergänzungen u. Anmerkungen sowie einigen Korrekturen. Titel verso mit dem mont. lithogr. Namensschildchen Hofrichters. - Umschlag berieben u. bestoßen. Unteres Kapital m. Fehlstelle. Innendeckel m. altem Namensstempel. Ecken etw. bestoßen. Gebräunt u. stockfleckig. - Schlossar 212. Versand D: 12,00 EUR Radkersburg, Die Privilegien der kaiserl. königl. landesfürstlichen Stadt Radkersburg in Untersteyer, nebst einer kurzgefaßten Geschichte und Beschreibung dieser Stadt, ihrer Merkwürdigkeiten und Umgebungen, Bad Radkersburg, Steiermark, Slowenien, Untersteiermark, Handexemplar, Manuskripte

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        Cakes and Ale (2 Volumes)

      London: How & Parsons, 1842. First Edition. Three Quarter Leather. Fine. Cruikshank, George. 322, [2] ads, 316 pp. 12mo. Burgundy leather spines and corners, spine leather on each volume has faded slightly to brown. Five raised bands to spine, gold embossed tooling to bands, titles, and date at base of each volume, marbled insets to each volume, matching marbled endpapers. Bound by Bartlett of Boston. Original cover cloth and spine bound in at rear of each volume. Red silk ribbon markers. George Cruikshank illustration to title page and frontispiece of each volume.

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        Encampment of Piekann Indians

      1842. BODMER, Karl. Encampment of Piekann Indians, Near Fort McKenzie on the Muscleshell River. Philadelphia: Daniel Rice and James G. Clark, circa 1842. Folio (measures 20-1/2 by 14 inches), mounted and matted. $1800.Early printing of Bodmer's 43rd plate made during his travels into the “deep west” with Baron Braunsberg, Prince Maximilian, in June 1833, finely hand-colored.The print depicts the three tribes of the Blackfeet at McKenzie on the Marias River, erroneously identified as the Muscleshell River in McKenney and Hall. “These three hard-riding, maraudering, and treacherous tribes were the Huns of the plains. War was their god and they broke as many treaties as the white man. The Piegans [Piekanns] were the most congenial of the three tribes” (Horan, 354). Bright, clean lithograph with a few small closed tears. A lovely print.

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