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      [London: Day & Son, 1842-1849]. Tinted lithograph by Louis Haghe, with later professional hand-colouring. Very good condition. 13 7/8 x 19 inches. 16 3/4 x 23 3/4 inches. A fine example from 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. 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. Cf. Abbey Travel I, 272 & II, 385; cf. Blackmer 1432; cf. Gay 2216; cf. Ibrahim-Hilmy II,p.176; cf. Lipperheide Ma 27; cf. Röhrict 1984; cf. Tobler p. 229; cf. Tooley 402.

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        The Monthly Chronicle, of Events, Discoveries, Improvements and Opinions

      Samuel Smith/Charles S. Francis Boston and New York:: Samuel Smith/Charles S. Francis,. September 1, 1842.. First edition. Very good condition. With the famous early Washington Hood (Corps of Topographical Engineers) map of Oregon titled "Map of the United States Territory of Oregon West of the Rocky Mountains", 1838, one of the first to focus on Oregon Territory before it was formally established as a territory in 1846. According to Wheat, Mapping the Transmississippi West, 433: "Hood's map as drawn to illustrate the report of Senator Linn on a Bill to authorize the President to occupy the Oregon Territory ... it was believed to be the most correct, and furnishes the most recent and authentic information of any yet published". The map extends from British Territory in the north (showing the "Northern Boundary 1818") to Mexico in the south; it shows the trading depots and forts of the British Hudson Bay Company and the route of Lewis and Clarke from the Missouri River and over the Rocky Mountains. The text, p338 - 384, describes the history of exploration and the topography of the area. 8vo, 13pp. Front cover corners chipped, otherwise fine condition.

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        Botzen, in Tyrol.: Deutschland, Germany.

      Eggers & Co., New York - Scholz Joseph, Mainz. 1842 - Veduta raffigurante la città di Bolzano, vista da oltre la riva destra del torrente Talvera, con il Rosengarten (Catinaccio) sullo sfondo. In primo piano invece scene di svago e vita quotidiana in mezzo al verde cittadino. Rara questa edizione newyorkese, che sembrerebbe ricavata da una lastra del Frommel del 1842 e che reca un’inesatta indicazione geografica. Si vende in cornice. Formato: Incisione a colori di dimensioni 20x30,5 cm. Buono, ordinari segni d’uso e del tempo. Lievissimi segni di foxing.

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        Histoire de Pascal PAOLI. Ou: La dernière guerre de l'Indépendance ( 1755-1805 ).

      1842-1843, Charles Gosselin 1842 - 2 tomes reliés en un fort volume in-8 ( 220 X 140 mm ) de XXXV-346 et 425 pages, demi-basane aubergine, dos à nerfs janséniste, couvertures imprimées conservées. Dos passé, rares rousseurs claires, bon exemplaire de l'édition originale. Regionalisme Histoire Corse

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      18. Good. [KAKEMONO] Kawabata GYOKUSHO^, artist. HANGING SCROLL OF MT.FUJI. Appears to have the original mid to late Meiji silk mounting with wooden roller handles. The image size, on silk, isXcm. An abbreviate and somewhat abstract Fuji looms in the distance over a haboku style foreground of gnarled trees on a crag. Gyokusho^ (1842-1913) was an important figure in Tokyo art circles at the turn of the century. He had studied Western painting in his youth under Charles Wirgman, but returned to tradition and became (according to Roberts) "the last great representative of the Shijo^ school." He was talented in more than Shijo^ style, however, as this painting illustrates. Haboku is a most difficult technique, which in Japan goes back to Sesshu^. It is often attempted, but hardly ever successfully. This painting is, in our opinion, successful. With uniform toning of the silk and a faint water spot, else very good. A lovely work.

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        On the Structure and Use of the Malpighian Bodies of the Kidney, with Observations on the Circulation through that Gland,

      First Edition, extracted from The Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society, vol. 132, pp.57-80, with general title-page to vol 132, and engraved plate (these with small and neat embossed unlinked library name), disbound, large quarto, very good copy, London, [The Royal Society], 1842. * GARRISON-MORTON # 1231: "Bowman's capsule. Bowman provided convincing evidence that the glomerular capsule is continuous with the renal tubule and gave the first adequate description of the vascular supply of the nephron. He described the afferent and efferent arterioles as they enter and emerge from the capsule which now bears his name. In the same paper he stated his theory of renal secretion. Bowman's work became the basis for all future studies on the physiology of the kidney…" * Sir William Bowman (1816 - 1892) English surgeon, histologist and anatomist; elected a Fellow of the Royal Society in 1841. At the young age of 25, he identified what then became known as the Bowman's capsule, a key component of the nephron. He presented his findings in 1842 in his paper "On the Structure and Use of the Malpighian Bodies of the Kidney" to the Royal Society and was awarded the Royal Medal. His collaboration with Todd led to the publication of the five-volume "Physiological Anatomy and Physiology of Man" (1843-1856) and "Cyclopaedia of Anatomy and Physiology" (1852), which detailed their research on microscopy and histology, relating minute anatomical observations to physiological functions. Their extensive use of the microscopes revolutionized the study of anatomy and physiology.

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        Divertimento dello Scivolare nello stabilimento Bagno Diana di Giuseppe Nervo e C. alla Barriera di Porta Orientale in Milano

      Curiosa ed interessante raffigurazione di pattinatori nello stabilimento Bagno di Diana di Giuseppe Nervo e C. alla barriera di Porta Orientale in Milano. La particolarità della veduta risiede nella bellissima coloritura d?epoca, che ci mostra diversi personaggi intenti a scivolare sul ghiaccio, ma allo stesso tempo nasconde la litografia originale (visibile in contro luce) nata come pubblicità dello stabilimento Bagni di Diana, come luogo di esercizio e scuola di nuoto ( si veda la bibliografia di riferimento). La stessa stampa fu quindi molto probabilmente riutilizzata per pubblicizzare il periodo sia invernale che estivo dello stabilimento. Bibliografia: "Milano nelle vecchie stampe Arrigoni",vol I, tav. 156, n° 323 mm 205x382

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        Fore's Coaching Recollections - Plate II - ALL RIGHT - from a Picture in the Possession of Lord MacDonald . Engraved By J. Harris . Aquatinte

      Gambart , Junin et Cie 1842 Cette aquatinte est datée du 1° janvier 1842 , éditée par FORES à London et publiée à Paris par Gambart , Junin et Cie , cette aquatinte peut être assortie avec CHANGING HORSES plate I , de la même facture , pour former une paire . Théme , cheval et voiture . Menus défauts . Gravure

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        The Asinelli & Garisenda Towers Bologna/ La Mercanzia Bologna/ St. Stephano Bologna

      Serie completa di tre vedute della città tratte dal ?The Ecclesiastical Architecture in Italy?? di H. Knight, Londra 1842-44. Litografie tinte, timbro di appartenenza in basso, leggere ossidazioni, nel complesso in ottimo stato di conservazione. Complete series of three city views, from ?The Ecclesiastical Architecture in Italy?? by H. Knight, London 1842-44. Lithographs, collector's stamp on lower part, light oxidations, otherwise in good condition. Londra London 260 425

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        L'IMPERIALE E REALE GALLERIA PITTI illustrata per cura di Luigi Bardi. Volume quarto ed ultimo.

      Galileiana 1842 In folio (47x34,5 cm) 80 pp. non numerate.Quarto volume della celebre raccolta, illustrato con 20 finissime tavole in rame di grande bellezza e suggestione opera di noti incisori del tempo citati dal Benezit: P.Trasmundi, A.Cappelli, F.Clerici, V.Benucci, Paolo Lasinio, G.Guzzi,, P.Menozzi, G.Silvani, Bedetti, G.Fusinati ecc. Edizione originale, cfr. Brunet, II/1456. Nitida e fresca impressione su carta forte, ogni tavola è corredata da testo critico-artistico di qualificati studiosi e letterati contemporanei (2-4 pp). Al frontespizio sono incise le armi di Leopoldo II a cui l'opera è dedicata. Carta forte, grandissimi margini, strappetto con lieve mancanza a una pag. di testo (non tocca il testo stesso). Bella legatura d'epoca in mezza pelle rossa e grandi angoli, con qualche abrasione e piccola lesione a una cerniera, piatti e sguardie marmorizzate, nervetti e scomparti riccamente ornati, titolo oro, tre bei tagli dorati.

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        Thesaurus Conchyliorum, or monographs of the genera of shells.

      London, Sowerby, (1842-) 1847-87. 4to. 5 volumes. With 234 handcoloured engraved or lithographed plates with accompanying text. Contemporary half calf, spines with gilt lettering (bindings with some repair) and one volume recently bound to match. A large section, comprising 64 monographs, of this very scarce iconography on shells. The complete work has 530 plates. We list the monographs giving the number of plates: Helicina 3; Pupina 1; Cyclostoma 11; Pecten 9; Lima 2; Tellina 11; Lingula 1; Terebratula 4; Orbicula, Crania, Hipponyx and Thecidum 1; Spondylus 6; Plicatula, Pedium 2; Aporrhais, Rostellaria, Struthiolaria 1; Strombus 5; Pteroceras 1; Scalaria 3 (of 4); Colubella 5; Terebra 5; Marginella 5; Voluta 12; Cymba 2; Melo 4; Eburna 2; Pseudoliva 1; Cyllene 1; Nassaria 1; Phos 2; Dentalium 3; Harpa 3; Fissurellidae 14; Solarium 5; Cyclostrema, Adeorbis, and Teinostoma 2; Carinaria 1; Typhis 1; Trichotropis 1; Cancellaria 5; Cypraea 37; Nuculidae 5; Galeomma & Scintilla 2; Donax 4; Pholas, Triomphalia & Xylophaga 7; Veneridae, Meroe, Cytherea, Circe, Artemis, Lucinopsis, Tapes, Clementia, Venus, Venerupis, Petricola, Astarte, Cyprina, emendationes to monographs of Veneridae 43. Two monographs lack 1 leaf of text.

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        Fore's Coaching Recollections - Plate I - CHANGING HORSES - from a Picture in the Possession of Lord MacDonald . Engraved By J. Harris . Aquatinte

      Gambart , Junin et Cie 1842 Datée du 1° janvier 1842 , éditée par FORES à London et publiée à Paris par Gambart , Junin et Cie , cette aquatinte est vendue par paire avec ALL RIGHT de la même facture et dont le prix est indiqué pour l'ensemble des deux . Possibilité d'acheter les cadres du XIX° siècle d'origine , à la boutique sur RV , cadres d'époque à restaurer . Théme , cheval et voiture . Quelques pointes de rouille , sans gravité . Gravure

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

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

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        Diplomatarium dalecarlicum.

      Urkunder rörande landskapet Dalarne, samlade och utgifne af C. G. Kröningssvärd och J. Lidén. 1-3. Stockholm, Nordström/ Falun, J. F. Åkerblom, 1842-46. 4:o. X,+ 312 s.+ 2 litogr. planscher; (4),+ 312,+ (4); (4),+ 246,+ 68 s. Första delen med fuktrand i inre marginal första 30 sidorna och med fläckar och lagerfläckar, registret i del tre med likaledes med fuktrand i inre marginal. Tillsammans med: KRÖNINGSSVÄRD, Carl Gustaf (utg.). Diplomatarium dalecarlicum. Urkunder rörande landskapet Dalarne, samlade och utgifne af C. G. Kröningssvärd. Supplement. Stockholm, hos A. Cedergren, 1853. 4:o. (4),+ 61 s.+ litogr. runnyckel. Samt: Chronologiskt register på alla i Diplomatarium Dalekarlicum införda urkunder. Stockholm, N. Marcus, 1853. 4:o. 96 s. Lagerfläckig. Återkommande ljus fuktrand i nedre marginalen. Samt: Genealogiska tabeller. Stockholm, N. Marcus, 1853. 4:o. (56) s. Nött samtida hfrbd, guldornerad rygg med upphöjda bind och blå titeletikett. Supplementet häftad, oskuret och ouppsprättat, i samtida blått pappersomslag. Två volymer. Setterwall 550 & 221. Wingborg, Litteratur om Dalarna 7753. Ågren 1826. Lidén medverkade endast i del ett av Diplomatariet, därefter tog Kröningssvärd ensam över utgivningen. Med samtliga sällsynta tillägg; supplementet, det separata kronologiska registret och genealogiska tabeller, alla från 1853

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        Ka-Ta-Wa-Be-Da, A Chippeway Chief

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

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

      London, Rivingtons ... et al, 1842. Fourth Edition. Bound by White in full brown leather with the covers and spines stamped in gilt. Dentelles stamped in gilt. Five raised bands on the spines. All edges gilt. Marbled endpapers. Previous owner's bookplate on the front pastedown endpapers. Image on request. A beautiful set. Hardcover. Book condition: Fine Condition

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        Ansichten sämtlicher Burgen, Schlösser und Ruinen der Schweiz, nach der Natur gezeichnet von Joh. Fried. Wagner mit erläuterndem Text..

      8°, Titelblatt u. 219 getönte lithographierten Tafeln. Vorbemerkungen: 12 S. (Vorbemerkung, Unterwalden); 12 S. (Basel); 32 S. (Waadt), 18 S. (Neuenburg), 13 S. (Solothurn)., HLdr. der Zeit, goldgeprägt., kanten etwas berieben, Exlibris a. Vors., Widmung a. Vors. u. Titelblatt. Etwas stockfleckig, 2 Taf. hinterlegt Mit 219 Ansichten von: Zürich: 8 Abb; Bern: 44; Uri: 3; Unterwalden: 6; Fribourg: 21; Solothurn: 13; Basel: 18; Schaffhausen: 5; St. Gallen. 13; Aargau: 20; Thurgau: 23; Vaud:33; Wallis: 6; Neuchatel. 6 Abb. (Barth 17433).

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        Praktische Anweisung zum Daguerreotypiren oder die Kunst, Lichtbilder als Porträts, Landschaften, Kupferstiche, etc. nach der neuesten Methode sehr schön und in kürzester Zeit hervorzubringen. Nebst Beschreibung und Abbildungen der dazu gehörigen Apparate.

      Mit 2 gefalt. lithogr. Tafeln. VI, 1 Bl., 70 S. Neuer Pappband, die (fleckigen) OUmschläge mit eingebunden. 15 x 11 cm. Heidtmann 03573. - Sehr seltene Schrift (nur 1 Ex. im KVK) aus den Anfängen der Photographie. Mit einer Einleitung über die technische Entwicklung seit den ersten Versuchen von Niepce, Talbot, Daguerre und anderen Erfindern. - Etwas gebräunt und stockfleckig.

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        Histoire Naturelle des Poissons D'eau Douce de l'Europe Centrale: Embryologie des Salmones

      Neuchatel: Petitpierre, 1842,. Half leather bound. Marbled boards. First of two text volumes of three volume set, the last of which was a plate volume; vi + 326pp + 2pp index. One-third of bottom spine missing and 1 1/4' chip from top of spine, but with title, volume & date still intact. Corners heavily rubbed. Rear board detached. Moderately foxed throughout with few library stamps to title and preface pages. Fair. En franais.

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        [Two broadsides concerning the resignation of leniente coronel Pedro Pena]. Vindicacion [with] Al Publico.

      Cartajena: Impr. de los Herederos de J.A. Calvo, 1842.. 1 leaf each. Broadsides. First edition. Pedro Antonio de la Pena (1805-1861) was a native of Popayn from an illustrious family, appointed Military Commander of Ocaa Canton in 1831, and in 1840 was appointed governor of Ocaa and Momps during the Guerra de los Supremos (1839-1842). Despite his exemplary behavior in support of the government, he was accused of sympathy for the rebel forces. The first document, 'Vindicacion', composed at Mompos [Santa Cruz de Mompox] 31 de Marzo de 1842, published 7 de Abril, and signed in print Enos Patriotas, refers to the governments orders and refutes the claims that he joined the Federal (rebellious) forces. The second document, 'Al Publico' was composed at Mompos 25 de Junio 1842, published 5 de Julio, and signed Sus Amigos. It was mailed from Ocana, as noted on the reverse; in it he is praised highly. In 1846 he served as commander of Battalion 7, and in 1848, with the concurrence of the Senate, was promoted to full Colonel. See Manuel Ezequiel Corrales: Efemrides y anales del Estado de Bolvar (Bogata: 1899), T. III). Extremely rare. No other known copies of either document. Very good copies with some wear, small inked number at top margin. Al Publico with folds, wax seal, and tear opposite; Vindicacion removed from larger volume with one or two stitch holes, some dampstaining at fore margin just affecting a few words.

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        Kay's Portraits: A Series of Original Portraits and Caricature Etchings. 2 volumes

      Edinburgh Hugh Paton 1842. G : in Good condition. Cover rubbed and bumped with corner and edge wear. Split to external joint of volume I but boards holding. Marbled endpapers. Inner hinges reinforced. Occasional light foxing and marking within. 331 plates present. One folding plate with tape repair to rear Reprint Full leather covers 429pp, ix, 468pp xi, + 331 plates :: 331 b/w hand-pressed plates, some folding :: 250mm x 260mm (10" x 10") :: Early edition without additional plates

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

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

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        A SPEECH On INTERNATIONAL COPYRIGHT, Delivered at the Dinner to Charles Dickens, at the City Hotel, New York, February 19, 1842

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

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

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

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        Don Quixote de la Mancha

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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        Autograph letter signed to Nathaniel Bowditch

      New Haven, 1842. Silliman, Benjamin (1779-1864). Autograph letter signed to Nathaniel Bowditch (1773-1838). 2pp. plus integral address leaf. New Haven, Sept. 5, 1842. 252 x 196 mm. Lightly creased, small portion of address leaf torn away where seal was broken, light soiling along folds but very good. Docketed.From chemist and geologist Benjamin Silliman, one of the first American professors of science (at Yale University), founding faculty member of the Yale Medical School and the first to distill petroleum; to mathematician Nathaniel Bowditch, author of The New American Practical Navigator (1802 and subsequent editions to the present), often described as the founder of modern maritime navigation. In the letter Silliman inquires after the health of the wife of his friend Charles Thomas Jackson (1805-80), the Boston chemist and geologist best known for his role in the development of surgical anesthesia (1846). Silliman's letter reads in part:"You are doubtless acquainted with the fact that your neighbor Mrs. Jackson was taken some months since with delirium--which her husband led us to hope was only symptomatic of a fever . . . As we are a long time without information-as Dr. Jackson is probably on his geological survey in New Hampshire & as we have been informed that the ladies of the family are or have been in attendance on Mrs. Jackson in Charlestown I take the liberty to enquire of you whether this interesting friend is restored to her right reason and also in other aspects recovered . . ."Jackson had been appointed state geologist for New Hampshire in 1840 and at the time Silliman wrote this letter was engaged in a geological survey of that state. Jackson's wife, nee Susan Bridge, was a native of Charlestown, a neighborhood in Boston. Wolfe & Patterson, Charles Thomas Jackson: "The Head behind the Hands" (2007), p. 73.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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        The Oracle of Reason, Or, Philosophy Vindicated [And Trials]

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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        Il Palazzo Ducale di Venezia Ilustrato da Francesco Zanotto

      A Spese Degli Editori Venezia: A Spese Degli Editori. 1842. First printing. Hardcover. Very Good. Small folio, leather-backed boards, clean unmarked text, illustrated with 22 plates (including the deocrative half-title etching), Very Good copy, light rubbing/wear to covers at tips and edges (especially at leather spine), owner's signature to front flyleaf, light soil/discoloration to some pages of the text, damp-staining to bottom edge of the later pages of the book. Plates don't seem to be in any kind of order, but the corresponding text is matched up with the plates. Text in Italian. Rare book. Digital images available upon request.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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        Missionary Labours and Scenes in Southern Africa;

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

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

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

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

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