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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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        London Bridge From Southwark Bridge

      [London: T. Boys, 1842]. Hand-coloured lithograph by Thomas Shotter Boys, printed by Charles Hullmandel. Very good condition apart from some overall light foxing and a water stain in the top margin. 7 x 18 inches. 13 3/8 x 20 7/8 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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        NATURAL HISTORY OF THE INSECTS OF CHINA, Containing Upwards of Two Hundred and Twenty Figures and Descriptions by E. Donovan...A New Edition, brought down to the finest state of the science, with systematic characters of each species

      Henry G. Bohn London: Henry G. Bohn, 1842. [vi], 96 pages of text including an index. Illustrated with 50 engraved plates, of which the first three are finely hand-colored. Bound in modern (circa 1980) full leather, in excellent condition. New endpapers. Title page slightly soiled and spotted, but remainder of text and plates are nearly immaculate. Title continues "...Synonyms, Indexes and other Additional Matter by J. O. Westwood." The second edition and revised edition of "Epitome of the Insects of China.". Second edition. Hardcover. Near fine condition. Quarto (4to).

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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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        The Structure and Distribution of Coral Reefs. Being the First Part of the Geology of the Voyage of the Beagle, under the Command of Capt. Fitzroy, R.N. during the Years 1832 to 1836

      Three folding engraved maps (two are handcolored, one with a split in the fold neatly repaired) & wood engravings in the text. xii, 214 pp. 8vo, cont. half-morocco & marbled boards (minor rubbing to binding). London: Smith, Elder, 1842. First edition of Darwin's most important geological work in which he proposed a theory of "subsidence" to account for the formation and structure of coral reefs, particularly the great depth of water through which they rose from the ocean floor to the surface and the perfect hemispheres they formed around low-lying islands. Very good copy. ❧ Freeman 271. .

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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. 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. 1842. Third Edition. Quarter-leather cover with green marbled boards. 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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        Autograph musical quotation signed ("F. Liszt") from the Petite valse favorite (Souvenir de St. Pétersbourg), LW A84a (S212)

      8 measures (nos. 49-57) dated November 11, 1842. Notated on a large album leaf measuring ca. 220 x 220 mm. Attractively double-matted in two windows and framed in decorative gilt together with a photographic image of the composer. Overall size ca. 410 x 520 mm. & & Very slightly browned; lightly creased at folds. In very good condition overall. . This quotation was penned on the day that Liszt arrived in Frankfurt from Gotha. The work was composed in 1842 and first published in 1843. & & The piece was dedicated to Countess Marie von Mouchanoff-Kalgeris (1823-1874), a "music-loving Polish aristocrat and beauty known for her political activities, her brilliant salon in Baden-Baden, and the championship of the music of Liszt and Wagner... Her pianistic talent was appreciated by both Chopin (who gave her lessons a year or two before his death and described her playing as 'truly admirable') and Liszt, who made her acquaintance in Warsaw in 1843, later dedicated to her his Petite valse favorite and transcription of 'Salve Maria de Jérusalem' from I Lombardi, and called her the 'good fairy' in his life." Williams: Franz Liszt Selected Letters, pp. 981-982. & & The Valse Impromptu (S213), one of the most significant walses from Liszt's Weimar period, was based on the earlier Petite valse favorite (S212). "A wonderful, elegant waltz in Ab major, & the Valse Impromptu begins Vivace scherzando with a thirteen-measure introduction and leggierissimo treble cadenza. The main theme contains a lively triplet figure on the downbeat of each measure whereas the contrasting and statelier second theme consists of slower note values. Each section repeats, creating a tight ABAB form with coda, which alternates both themes in a clever and enticing way. Though not particularly virtuosic, the Valse contains some challenging right-hand leaps and rapid cadenza-like passages. Liszt performed this Valse in his concerts in St. Petersburg in 1842." Arnold: The Liszt Companion, pp. 128-129. & & We would like to thank Dr. Rena Mueller for her kind assistance in the cataloguing of this item.

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        A Critical Inquiry into Antient Armour, as it Existed in Europe, particularly in Great Britain, from the Norman Conquest to the reign of King Charles II. Illustrated by a series of illuminated engravings. With a glossary of military terms of the Middle Ages ... Second edition, corrected and enlarged

      London: Henry G. Bohn, 1842. 3 volumes, folio. (14 3/8 x 10 3/8 inches). Half-titles. Hand-coloured lithographic frontispiece to vol.I, 80 plates (70 hand-coloured aquatints, most heightened with gilt, 10 etched uncoloured plates), 27 large hand-coloured initials, most heightened with gilt. Publisher's red half morocco over marbled paper-covered boards, the spines gilt in six compartments with raised bands, olive morocco lettering- pieces in the second compartment, brown morocco lettering-piece in the third, the others with repeated outer border decorations surrounding a single large tool: a helm in the first and sixth compartments, crossed swords in the fourth and a gauntlet and pair of spurs in the fifth, marbled endpapers, gilt edges. An excellent set of the second and best edition of Meyrick's great work on arms and armour, with beautiful plates "as fine as the monuments of Westminster Abbey" (Edinburgh Review). Prideaux writes that this "book is certainly superb." A contemporary review echoed this sentiment: "Sir Walter Scott justly describes this work as 'the incomparable Armoury.' 'This most superb archaeological work is animated with numerous novelties, curious and historical disquisitions, and brilliant and recondite learning - Learning going to Court in the full, rich costume of the Order of the Garter. - Plates as fine as the monuments of Westminster Abbey. Really and truly the work is admirably executed, and deserves every eulogy.' - Edinburgh Review." (quoted in Lowndes II, p.1541) First published in 1824, this work was one of the first to view the subject of ancient arms and armour from an historical perspective. The present second edition includes revised text and a new hand-coloured lithographic frontispiece to the first volume. The presentation is otherwise very similar to the first edition with both plates and initials hand-coloured and heightened with gold where necessary. As a whole the work is beautifully designed and printed. The plates and initial letters, which are expertly hand-coloured, are taken from copies of 'antient [sic.] seals, illuminations, painted glass, and monuments' (preface, p.xiv), whilst the author's intention for the whole work was that it should supply 'the general deficiency of information on the subject: to throw a glimpse of light over the rugged paths of the historian, to furnish dates to the antiquary, and to give vividness of truth to the efforts of painting, sculpture, and the drama' (preface, p.xiv). Cf. Hiler p.587; Lipperheide Qb62 (2nd edition); Lowndes II, p.1541; cf. Prideaux p.322

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      London: George Robins, 1842.. xxiv,250pp. Quarto. Cloth-backed stiff wrappers, pictorial title vignette on upper wrapper. Engraved frontis portrait and engraved title, illustrations. Wrappers a bit creased and soiled, closed tears in joints and at top edge of upper board, some internal smudging and use, but a good copy. Hazen's edition 'V' of the extensive sale catalogue of Walpole's library and effects. The printing history of the catalogue is moderately complex, as were the circumstances of the sale, and as many as seven editions of the catalogue are described by Hazen, not including the separate catalogue of the London sale. In this edition, the Waldegrave manuscripts (6th day, lots 161- 187) have been removed, but the books of prints in the Round Tower, making up days 7 and 8, are still present. These were removed in the next edition, and recatalogued for the London sale. This copy has been priced throughout (except for days 7 and 8, as would be expected) in a contemporary hand, with buyers noted, and there are a few instances of detailed annotations about specific lots. The front free endsheet bears a pencil inscription: "Admit the Bearer & One friend G. Robins April 22 1842." HAZEN (LIBRARY), p. xxix.

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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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        Description of the Skeleton of an Extinct Gigantic Sloth, Mylodon robustus, Owen With Observations on the Osteology, Natural Affinities and Probable Habits of the Megatherioid Quadrupeds in General

      London: R. and J. E. Taylor / John van Voorst. 1842. Hardcover. Very Good. 176 pp. + 24 plates, 4 of them folding, and descriptions. 1842. Hardcover, brown cloth, 4to., gilt title at spine. Very Good copy, no dust jacket. Covers soiled, with heavy discoloration; corners bumped; small tear to cloth at foot of spine that has been amateurishly repaired; light wear to head of spine; few short tears to cloth at outer hinges. Sound binding. Previous owner's tiny bookplate at front pastedown. The first plate, a large fold-out of the Mylodon, has been rebacked at each fold; the image itself shows light soil. Other than some light soiling to the upper page margins, the plate have remained clean and in great condition. Clean, unmarked text. Rare. Digital images available upon request. Owen, 1804- 1892, was an English biologist, opponent of Charles Darwin, and champion of the British Museum of Natural History.

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        Works of Societe De Bibliophiles De Reims (13 volumes)

      Societe Des Bibliophiles De Reims In thirteen volumes as follows: Henry off Saltrey, Le Purgatoire de Saint-Patrice,.... 1842; Miniatures d'une Bible du XIVe siecle (1378) in facsimile, 1842; Histoire Chronologique, Pathologique, Politique, Economique....1842: Le Noble et Gentil Jeu de L'arbaleste a Reims, 1841; Louis XI et la Sainte Ampoule, 1842, Inventaire apres le Deces de Richard Picque Archeveque de Reims, 1389, 1842.; L'entree du Roy Nostre Sire en La Ville et Cite de Paris, 1842; Le Lepreux a Reims, XVe siecle. ...1842; Une Emeute en 1649, Mazarinade, 1842; Discours de ce qu'a fait en France le heraut d'Angleterre....1841, L'Entree du Roy Nostre Sire, 1842; and Memoires du M. Fr. Maucroix, in two volumes.1842. All beautifully bound in 3/4 red morocco over marbled boards, marbled endpapers, top edges gilt. One volume contains a list of the members of the society. Each volume is numbered and signed (signature unknown). A brilliant set and quite scarce. Fine.. First Edition. Small Octavos.

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        Waverley Novels [Abbotsford Edition]

      Edinburgh: Robert Cadell., 1842-1847. Hardcover. Near fine. The Abbotsford Edition. 12 large octavo volumes. "One of the most richly illustrated works ever published. Of Steel Engravings alone there are 120, after drawings by Stanfield, Roberts, Sir David Wilkie, Leitch, Creswick, McCulloch, and other distinguished Artists. Of Engravings on Wood there are nearly 2,000, all of them engraved with scrupulous regard to accuracy of drawing and beauty of finish. Illustrated with about 2,000 engravings." Contemporary half crimson morocco, spines in six compartments, elaborately gilt; marbled paper boards and endpapers; all edges gilt. Some light minor rubbing and scuffing, and some wear to the edges of the marbled paper boards, else a near fine set. The text blocks are fine and bright with only the occasional light offset from an engraving to the facing page. Loosely laid in to volume one is the Adam and Charles Black List of Publications for March, 1852, which lists this title on the final page. The publisher, Robert Cadell, died in 1849 and A&C Black bought his rights to the Scott publications in 1851 and became the distributor for the existing stock of this set. According to the List, "The cost of this Edition exceeded £40,000. Nine-tenths of the impression have been already sold; it is not stereotyped, and there is no intention on the part of the Proprietors to reprint it.

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      Edinburgh: Robert Cadell; London: Houlston & Stoneman, 1842. The Abbotsford Edition. 254 x 184 mm (10 x 7 1/4"). Second volume lacking one preliminary leaf. 12 volumes. BEAUTIFUL POLISHED CALF, HANDSOMELY GILT, BY BEDFORD (stamp-signed on verso of front endpapers), covers bordered with French fillets and small roundel cornerpieces, raised bands, spines elegantly gilt in compartments featuring scrolling foliate cornerpieces, floral sidepieces, and floral lozenge centerpiece with surrounding small tools, red and green morocco labels, marbled endpapers, elaborately gilt turn-ins, all edges gilt. Numerous wood-engraved illustrations in the text, including figured borders on volume and title pages, and 120 steel-engraved plates. Front pastedowns with monogram book label. Slight wear at head of one spine, foot of one joint cracked along bottom compartment, one board with small scuff, a few other trivial defects, but THE LOVELY BINDINGS IN FINE, BRIGHT CONDITION. Plates foxed (sometimes noticeably so), leaves adjacent to a few plates a little foxed, the text otherwise clean, bright, and very well preserved. In his historical novels, "Scott gathered the disparate strands of contemporary novel-writing techniques into his own hands and harnessed them to his deep interest in Scottish history and his knowledge of antiquarian lore. The technique of the omniscient narrator and the use of regional speech, localized settings, sophisticated character delineation, and romantic themes treated in a realistic manner were all combined by him into virtually a new literary form, the historical novel. His influence on other European and American novelists was immediate and profound." (Britannica) It is, of course, easy to find copies of Scott's novels, but this set, aside from the foxing, is unusually handsome, and its larger format makes an especially good impression. For the binder here, see previous item.

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        THE WAVERLY NOVELS. Sir Walter Scott. Leather Library Set. THE ABBOTSFORD EDITION Complete 25 books bound into 23 volumes, as issued. With an index in volume 23.

      Edinburgh & London: Robert Cadell, 1842 - 1847. THE ABBOTSFORD EDITION. . Bound in the highest quality morocco leather bindings. Raised hubs. Gilded spines. Top edges gilded. Marbled end papers. Illustrated with full page steel engraved plates and decorative in text designs and illustrations. Printed on quality paper and well laid out. These are large and heavy books at 10 inches tall. Over 25 inches of shelf space. VERY GOOD condition. The leather is very supple and fresh. Very well preserved. The hinges are fully attached and sound. No writing. Printed on quality paper, appears free of foxing. This is the FIRST EDITION of this important ABBOTSFORD EDITION. Produced from the highest quality materials, and fully illustrated with engraved plates and in text illustrations. This is an impressive collection. Bound and signed by the prestigious Worsfold Bindery, London.

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        Parian Bust

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

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        Illustrations of Natural History

      Edinburgh: (N.p.), 1842. 24mo. (11)ff. A handmade textbook of animals from around the world, written and illustrated by George Cressy Hall, H.S.B. The book opens with a hand-lettered title page, and each page has a beautifully rendered pen and ink illustration of an animal with concise, informative text describing the creature below. The text is entirely written by hand, in a fine copperplate script. Included are the roebuck, llama, hyena, zebra, eagle, emu, heron, carp, rattlesnake, and a butterfly. The drawings appear to have been carefully copied from the illustrations in books on natural history of the period; several are nearly identical to those found in The Tower Menagerie, a popular account of the exotic creatures in the royal zoo of the Tower of London, published by Robert Jennings in 1829. The last page bears a small vignette of an old man walking into the sunset, with the word "Finis." A late nineteenth century inscription inside the front cover reads, "This book of Pen and Ink Drawings was done by my first cousin George Cressy Hall, whilst an undergraduate at Edinburgh in 1841.2 -- Edwd. Marshall Hall." The inscription was likely written by the celebrated English barrister Edward Marshall Hall, who was known as "The Great Defender." Little is known about the artist, and this is the only known example of his work. Spine sunned, corners and extremities rubbed, some foxing to endpapers, spot to margin of a few pages, not affecting the illustrations or text, else about fine in half calf over marbled paper boards.

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        Scènes de la vie privée et publique des animaux. Etudes des moeurs contemporaines publiées sous la direction de M. P.-L. Stahl

      Paris, Hetzel 1842.. 2 vols. 4°. 6 Bll., 386 S., 4 Bll.; 4 Bll, 390 S., 3 Bll. Mit zahlr, tlw. ganaszeit. Holzst. v. J. J. Grandville. OLn. m. Rückengoldpräg. Leicht berieb. EA Sander 312; Rümann 312; Vicaire VII, 405 - Avec la collaboration de Balzac, Louis Baude, Émile de la Bédollière, P. Bernard, Gustave Droz, Benjamin Franklin, Jules Janin, Édouard Lemoine Alfred de Musset, Paul de Musset, Mme. Menessier-Nodier, Charles Nodier, George Sand, Louis Viardot.

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        AMERICAN NOTES For GENERAL CIRCULATION. In Two Volumes. Extra-Illustrated

      London:: Chapman & Hall,. 1842.. 8vo. 7-7/8" x 4-7/8". 1st edition, 1st state (Smith II, 3). 2 volumes (xvi [i.e., viii], [2], 308, [2]; vii, [1 (blank)], 306, [2] pp). 1 advert page concludes Vol. I, and 2 pages of adverts [vice 6, per Smith] conclude Volume II.. Early 20th C. 3/4 green morocco binding with marbled paper boards & eps. TEG.. Spine sunned to a mellow golden tan. Minor extremity wear. Vol I. with repaired tear to lower margin [no loss] of U8. Withal, a. handsome VG+ set.. Frontis & 17 additional plates to each volume.

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        BARNABY RUDGE. AMERICAN NOTES For GENERAL CIRCULATION. [as published in] The ST. PETERSBURG ENGLISH REVIEW, of Literature, The Arts, and Sciences. Volume I [II III IV] - First Year. Under the Patronage of Her Most Gracious Majesty the Empress

      St. Petersburg:: Published by Hauer and Co,. 1842.. 8vo. 9-1/8" x 6-1/8". 1st printing thus. 4 volumes (of an eventual 6): [2], xvi, 572; [2], xv, [1 (blank)], 615, [1 (blank)], [2], 572; [2], 580 pp. Subscriber lists found at beginning of Vols I & II.. Modern tan half calf over period marbled paper boards. Period black leather title & volume labels to spine. Eps renewed.. Modest extremity wear. Period pos of one "G Harris" to preliminary. blank. A Very Good set.. Very rare contemporaneous periodical appearance (Vols I & II) of Dickens' fifth novel & first historical tale which culminates in the Gordon riots of 1780, with the story having a background theme opposing capital punishment, a lifelong stance taken by Dickens. & & Volume IV publishes 3 extract selections from Dickens' AMERICAN NOTES, or as the Editor states, "we merely offer ourselves as tasters, -- extracting from this eagerly- expected book as copiously as time and space will allow ..." & & And while our listing herein focuses on this Russian appearance of Dickens [the first?], we note much else of English & American Letters appearing in these 4 volumes, such as a portion of Cooper's DEERSLAYER, 'Death of the Red Man', early in Volume 1. & & OCLC reports just 4 institutional holdings, of which only 1 is in the US (U of Mich).

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