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        Two Original Ink Drawings of Mount Vernon, by United States Navy Lieutenant John B. Dale

      Mount Vernon, VA.: 1842. An attractive set of southern sporting views, by a talented artist who also participated in notable American naval expeditions. An attractive duo of original ink drawings of George Washington's home at Mount Vernon, made by United States Navy Lieutenant John B. Dale. One of the drawings is dated February 16, 1842, within days of what would have been Washington's 110th birthday. The drawings were likely created by Dale on a visit to Mount Vernon from nearby Washington, DC, where he was stationed at the time and participating in the U.S. Coastal Survey. By the 1840s the estate, still in the hands of the Washington family, had fallen into disrepair and was not formally open to the public. Dale's position as a naval officer from a prominent family would have helped gain him access, and his visit demonstrates the lasting appeal of Washington's home. Lieutenant John B. Dale was born in Springfield, Massachusetts in 1814 and appointed a midshipman in the United States Navy in 1829. He was one of three artists assigned to the United States Exploring Expedition, the pioneering scientific exploration commanded by Charles Wilkes that lasted from 1838 to 1842. During that voyage Dale butted heads with the famously irascible Wilkes several times, and was sent home half-way through the expedition. Nonetheless, many of Dale's drawings appear in the official published account of the expedition. He was married in 1840 and had two sons. From 1844 to 1846 Dale was a member of the crew of of the U.S.S. Constitution ("Old Ironsides") during its circumnavigation of the globe. Dale died in Lebanon in 1848, while on duty in the Mediterranean as part of the Lynch Expedition. Dale's manuscript journal of his cruise aboard the Constitution is in the collection of the New England Historical Genealogical Society. The drawings are as follow, and are captioned in Dale's hand: 1) "Washington's Tomb. Mount Vernon 16th Feb. 1842." Ink on a 4¾ x 6½ inch sheet. A very nice view of Washington's Tomb, built in 1831 after the original burial vault had deteriorated. Washington chose the location himself, and Dale's rendering shows the full tomb, with George and Martha Washington's caskets visible inside. A plantation building is seen in the right distance, and the rear of a carriage is shown in the right foreground. 2) "Lodge at Mount Vernon." Ink on a 4¾ x 6½ inch sheet. A fine drawing of one of the small, octagonal buildings on the grounds of Mount Vernon known as a "Garden House."

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        LEAL CONSELHEIRO, O QUAL FEZ DOM DUARTE,

      - Pelo graça de Deos Rei de Portugal e do Algarve, e Senhor de Ceuta, A requerimento da muito excelente Rainha Dona Leonor sua mulher, seguido do LIVRO DA ENSINANÇA DE BEM CAVALGAR TODA A SELLA, Que fez o mesmo Rei, o qual começou em sendo Infante; precedido d’uma introdução, illustrado com varias notas, e publicado debaixo dos auspícios Do Excellentissimo Senhor Visconde de Santarem, Socio da Academia Real das Sciencias de Lisboa, do Instituto de França, etc, etc. Fielmente trasladado do manuscrito contemporaneo, que se conserva na Biblioteca Real de Pariz, revisto, addicionado com notas philologicas e um glossário das palavras e das phrases antiquadas e obsoletas que nelle se encontrão. E impresso à custa de J. I. Roquette, presbytero. Pariz, em casa de J. P. Aillaud, Quai Voltaire, e em Portugal, em casa de todos os mercadores de livros de Lisboa, Porto e Coimbra. MDCCCXLII. [1842]. In 4º gr. (de 29x22 cm) com xxxii, 672 pags. Encadernação da época com lombada em pele com nervos e ferros a ouro na lombada. Ilustrado com um fac-simile desdobrável litografado da primeira página do manuscrito. Primeira edição de uma obra medieval, que era até à época da sua publicação totalmente desconhecida da humanidade: LIVRO DA ENSINANÇA DE BEM CAVALGAR TODA A SELLA, trata-se do primeiro tratado europeu de equitação da época moderna, sendo atribuida a Xenofonte, a obra anterior existente sobre o mesmo tema. Contém nas últimas 10 páginas um glossário das frases e palavras antigas e obsoletas. Inocêncio II, 203: "D. Duarte, XI Rei de Portugal, nascido em Viseu em 1391, e falecido de peste em Tomar, depois de curto e atribulado reinado, a 9 de Setembro de 1438. Os nossos historiadores deram-lhe o cognome de Eloquente. Foi este monarca muito dado às ciências e às letras, as quais mostra ter cultivado tanto quanto o permitia o estado dos conhecimentos naquela época. As obras mais importantes saídas da pena d'El-Rei D. Duarte, que depois de jazerem pouco menos que ignoradas (eram apenas conhecidos os títulos) por mais de quatro séculos, gozaram afinal da luz pública, são: Leal Conselheiro, seguido da Arte de Bem Cavalgar. Dado pela primeira vez á luz sobre o manuscripto original da Bibliotheca Real de París,com notas philologicas e um glossario das palavras antigas, por José Ignacio Roquete. Paris, 1842. 4.o maximo, com um fac simile do manuscripto. Do que se diz no prologo desta edição parece concluir se que fora o Visconde de Santarém o primeiro, que ali descobrira a existência do Leal Conselheiro; porém isto não é exacto. Já em 1804 o Abade Corrêa, estando em Paris, deparou com o manuscrito que o continha, como se vê de uma carta que o mesmo abade escreveu a Antonio de Araujo, então ministro de Estado, e da resposta deste; documentos que em seu poder conserva o Sr. M. B. Lopes Fernandes, e que fez publicar na Revista Universal Lisbonense vol. III da 1.ª serie (1843) artigo 299. Por mandado de Araujo o sobredito abade fez extrair uma cópia; mas por motivo ignorado em vez de a remeter, guardou a consigo, até que por seu falecimento em 1823 sua irmã a ofereceu á Academia Real das Ciências, onde julgo que existe ainda manuscrita". [EN] Binding: contemporary half calf gilt at spine. Illustrated with a folding lithographed facsimile of the first page of the original manuscript. Work containing a Political Advice to monarchs (Leal Consellheiro) and the first European work on horseriding (Arte de Cavalgar). This horsemanship treatise is the first of the modern era, being known a previous work attributed to the ancient greek Xenophon. Contains 10 pages of a dictionary of outdated words and phrases, no longer in use at the 19th century. The King of Portugal, D. Duarte, a grand son of John of Gaunt, was born in Viseu, Portugal, in 1391 and died of plague in Tomar, in 1438, after a short and troubled reign. Portuguese historians have given him the nickname of Eloquent. This monarch was much given to science and letters. This is the most important output fr

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        Historia fisica, politica y natural de la Isla de Cuba. Moluscos

      Paris, Arthus Bertrand, [1842-] 1845. Folio (39.2 x 26.0 cm), 216 pp., 20 (of 29) finely hand-coloured plates. Contemporary reddish-brown calf over grained red boards, spine with gilt linings and gilt lettering.* Part V. of the famous work by Ramón de la Sagra on the physical, natural, and political history of Cuba. This is a very rare publication on Cuban shells (land, fresh water, and marine) with many new species finely drawn by Prêtre, and hand-coloured. There also exists a slightly later French text edition in 8vo format. Both are very rare. There are no auction records for these two parts in the last 20 years. Apparently, this copy was bound before the work was completed. The title, half-title and text after p. 216 (the description of Oliva scripta) is wanting, and so are plates 9-12, and 23-28. It is quite possible that this indicates a gap in the production, the rest being published (much) later. The missing plates however, can be provided in very good scanned reproductions. Scattered, mostly light, sometimes moderate spotting, on the plates, mostly marginal. Even in an incomplete state a great rarity and very useful for identifying Cuban and Caribbean molluscs. Cat. BM(NH), p. 1781; Nissen ZBI, 3547; Sabin, 242.

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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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        Das Amt Bordesholm im Herzogthume Holstein. Eine statistische Monographie auf historischer Grundlage. Kiel, Schwers, 1842. XII, 370 S., 1 Bl. Mit 1 gestoch. grenzkol. Karte. Hldr. d. Zt. mit RVerg.,

      1842 - Kat. d. SH Landesbibliothek, S. 757.- Seltene Chronik.- Vereinzelt etwas braunfleckig. Gewicht in Gramm: 500

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        East End of Santa Maria. Arezzo

      Veduta della piazza, animata da personaggi e del retro della chiesa di Santa Maria. Stampata su fondo seppia, colorata mm 270x409

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        MÉMOIRES DE L'INSTITUT ROYAL DE FRANCE - TOME QUINZIÈME: Mémoire sur les signes employés par les anciens Égyptiens à la notation des divisions du Temps, dans leurs trois systèmes d'écriture

      Paris.: Imprimerie Royale, 1842 [English description available upon request] Le livre comprend les 2 pages titres et l'index du Tome Quinzième (viii pages), suivi du Mémoire complet de Champollion, soit les pages 73 à 136 ainsi que les 6 planches dépliantes. Reliure très légèrement usée, autrement en très bonne condition. Pages intérieures avec quelques rousseurs éparses, autrement en très bonne condition, sans inscription et solide. TRÈS RARE! Le WorldCat ne liste que 2 exemplaires (London Metropolitan University et University of Oxford). Photos disponibles sur demande.

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        ANNO QUINTO & SEXTO VICTORIAE REGINAE: CAP. XXXV AN ACT FOR GRANTING TO HER MAJESTY DUTIES ON PROFITS ARISING FROM PROPERTY, PROFESSIONS, TRADES, AND OFFICES, UNTIL THE SIXTH DAY OF APRIL ONE THOUSAND EIGHT HUNDRED AND FORTY FIVE

      London.: George E. Eyre and Andrew Spottiswood., 1842. ...[389 - 507pp]... AN UNUSUAL DOCUMENT, ONLY COPY PRINTED BY THE OFFICIAL PRINTERS OF QUEEN VICTORIA IN LONDON, EYRE AND SPOTTTISWOODE, THAT WE COULD FIND IN THE LIBRARY REFERENCE SITES. WORLDCAT SHOWS SIMILAR ACTS PRINTED IN EDINBURGH AND CANADA. PRESUMED FIRST EDITION & FIRST IMPRINT. .. Vellum wrappers... Had originally been bound with ribbon, but has since been either removed or broken off, small pieces of ribbon present... This was the first permanent income tax act put into effect in the United Kingdom which was supposed to have ended in 1845 according to the act, but has continued to this day... When the first American income tax act was put into effect in 1862 due to the expenses of the Civil War, it was to some degree formulated on this British law... SIGNATURE OF ELI K. PRICE FOUND ON FRONT OF WRAPPER... Price (1797 - 1884) was a noted Philadelphia lawyer and legal reformer who served in the Pennsylvania State Senate. He secured the passage of a new charter, the "Consolidation Act", which is believed to have laid the foundation of Philadelphia's growth and importance. He was instrumental in the passage of other important legislation reforming real property law and domestic relations law, he helped found the Fairmount Park Commission and served as chairman from the first, and he authored a variety of publications... Wrappers show some wear and light foxing... Contents are in very good condition with no foxing or toning...A RARE IMPORTANT DOCUMENT...(Supporting internet research included).... First Edition.. Very Good.. Folio - over 12" - 15" tall.

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        Master Humphrey's Clock / by Charles Dickens (Boz. ) ; with over One Hundred Illustrations by George Cattermole, Hablot Browne, and J. Sibson

      Philadelphia : Lea and Blanchard, 1842. 1st Edition in this form. Physical desc. : 362 p. [7] leaves of plates : ill. ; 23 cm. Spine title: Curiosity shop. Transcription of added t. P. : The old curiosity shop. Originally started as a periodical ; contains the serial story of The old curiosity shop: p.33-359. Subject: Dickens, Charles, 1812-1870 -- Curiosity shop --Periodicals Very good copy in the original gilt-blocked cloth. Professionally recased with the original spine laid back; very impressively finished. Remains particularly well-preserved overall; tight, bright, clean and strong

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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 ... [with:] Engraved Illustrations of Antient Arms and Armour, From the Collection at Goodrich Court, Herefordshire, from the drawings, and with the descriptions of Sir Samuel Rish Meyrick ... by Joseph Skelton

      London: Henry G. Bohn, 1842-1854. 5 volumes, folio. (14 1/2 x 10 1/2 inches). [Meyrick:] 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. [Skelton:] Engraved titles and engraved frontispieces in each vol., portrait and 150 engraved plates. (Minor foxing). Contemporary half red morocco over marbled paper covered boards, spines with raised bands in six compartments, black morocco lettering pieces in the second and third, the othes with a repeat armour themed decoration in gilt, 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). This set with the supplement by Skelton on the famed Goodrich Court collection. 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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        A Ramble in Malta and Sicily, in the Autumn of 1841

      London,: Tyler & Reed for Smith, Elder & Co, 1842.. Royal octavo, chromolithographic additional title by Angas, printed by M. and N. Hanhart, engraved dedication plate, 12 tinted lithographic plates by Angas, two wood-engraved illustrations; plates a little spotted else very good in original green cloth, all edges gilt. First edition of Angas' first illustrated work, published the year before he sailed for Australia. This is a subscriber's copy, signed John Abraham on the front free endpaper: there are one hundred and seventy-nine names (including 'Abraham, J. Esq.') on the list of subscribers, and one hundred and ninety-seven copies subscribed for.Angas early showed an interest in natural history and art, but as a young man took a place in a London office. He studied under the natural history artist Benjamin Waterhouse Hawkins, thanking the latter's 'new and infallible system' of drawing in the introduction to this work. In August 1841 he left on a tour of the Mediterranean, returning in November, and publishing this account of the trip less than a year later.The work features a handsome series of twelve lithographic plates, taken from his own sketches from nature and drawn by him on the stone. The letterpress is taken from Angas' journal and shows his lively and inquisitive imagination, as well as giving many descriptive details of the pictures.Now surprisingly rare, the Ramble shows Angas coming to maturity as an artist, and makes an important addition to any collection of Australian illustrated books.

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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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        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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        Incidents of Travel in Central America, Chiapas and Yucatan

      London: John Murray, Albermarle Street, 1842. New edition. 2 vols., 8vo. With numerous engravings after drawings by Frederick Catherwood, folding map. viii, [9] - 424 pp; [x], [7] - 474 pp. Bound in three quarter brown morocco and marbled boards, t.e.g., by Zaehnsdorf. Minor rubbing, some foxing, as usual, else fine. Signed H.W. Boies on first blank. Sabin 91297. Smith S146

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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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        Il Palazzo Ducale di Venezia Ilustrato da Francesco Zanotto

      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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        Phenomenes Physique De La Vie - Tomes 1 - 4 (Four volumes complete)

      Bailliere 1842. First Edition. Hardback. Very Good/No Jacket. Complete set of all four volumes of Magendie's Lecons, published 1842 Paris. Uniformly bound in Library cloth from the Birmingham Medical Institute, all in very good condition. Small ink stamp to titles, no other Library markings. Very clean and tight bindings. Scarce

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        POEMS

      London: Edward Moxon, 1842.. Two volumes. vii,[1],233,[1]; vii,[1],231,[1]pp. Small octavo. Handsomely bound in full forest green straight grain morocco, spines gilt extra, gilt inner dentelles, a.e.g., by Wallis & Lloyd. Modest rubbing to spine extremities, but a very good set, bound with the half-titles, but without the terminal ad leaf in volume one. First edition of Tennyson's most substantial collective edition of his work to date, with significant new material appearing for the first time, as well as revisions to poems published earlier in book form. TINKER 2064.

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        Poems

      London: Edward Moxon, 1842. First edition. leather_bound. Full red morocco. Near fine. 2 vols./No Dust Jacket. 233 & 231 pages, 17.5 x 11 cm. With half titles, no publisher adverts. Tennyson's own revisions to poems published earlier, and new poetry. Lovely association copy, red leather bookplate of Louis Auchinlcoss. Raised bands, spine panels richly gilt, inner dentelles, marbled endpapers, cover panels decorated in gilt at four corners in intricate floral design.

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        Original Ink Drawing of New Castle, Delaware

      New Castle Delaware: ca.1842. An attractive view of an historic Delaware city, by a talented artist who also participated in notable American naval expeditions. An accomplished pen and ink drawing of New Castle, Delaware, made by United States Navy Lieutenant John B. Dale. The drawing is captioned, in Dale's hand, "New Castle, Del." and though undated was likely made around 1842, when Dale was stationed in Washington, DC, and participating in the U.S. Coastal Survey. The scene shows the skyline of New Castle, with many distinguishable steeples, towers, and multi-story buildings. Several ships are seen in the waters of Delaware Bay, on the right side of the drawing. Lieutenant John B. Dale was born in Springfield, Massachusetts in 1814 and appointed a midshipman in the United States Navy in 1829. He was one of three artists assigned to the United States Exploring Expedition, the pioneering scientific exploration commanded by Charles Wilkes that lasted from 1838 to 1842. During that voyage Dale butted heads with the famously irascible Wilkes several times, and was sent home half-way through the expedition. Nonetheless, many of Dale's drawings appear in the official published account of the expedition. He was married in 1840 and had two sons. From 1844 to 1846 Dale was a member of the crew of of the U.S.S. Constitution ("Old Ironsides") during its circumnavigation of the globe. Dale died in Lebanon in 1848, while on duty in the Mediterranean as part of the Lynch Expedition. Dale's manuscript journal of his cruise aboard the Constitution is in the collection of the New England Historical Genealogical Society.

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        Observations on the Poetics of Aristotle

      Sydney,: Kemp & Fairfax,, 1842.. Small quarto; original embossed cloth boards with dark green calf spine gilt, partially unopened, fine. Rare, and very fine: a presentation copy (inscribed on the front endpaper to Walter Wrottersley "from the translator") of an unusual publication for this period in Australia, a translation of an obscure commentary on Aristotle. Almost nothing of a philosophical bent was published in Australia before the 1850s and the creation of the Universities of Sydney and Melbourne.Elwin says that he translated part of the eighteenth-century writer Metastasio's critical observations on the Poetics in order to place "such portion as appeared to be likely to engage the attention, as well from the nature of the immediate topic, as from the spirited manner in which it is treated... within reach of the English reader". Metastasio, or Pietro Antonio Domenico Trapassi, is best known today because Mozart used his "La Clemenzo di Tito" as the basis for his libretto.Ferguson originally entered the translator as Elwin Hastings, but the Addenda notes that his identity as Hastings Elwin was established by an inscribed presentation copy offered by Henry Cork, London, Cat. 5 (1929) No. 294. Hastings Elwin was a rather grand figure, friend of the poet Thomas Moore, elected to the NSW Legislative Council in 1843.See also 3419 (Hastings).

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        [Album of watercolours of Bermuda and islands in the Caribbean, including Barbados, Tobago, and St. Lucia]

      [Bermuda and the Caribbean: 1842-47]. Folio. 42 pen-and-ink, graphite and watercolour drawings (one with images recto and verso, the rest recto only), each mounted to larger sheets, many captioned in the image or on the mount, several signed by the artist. Expertly bound to style in half calf over period marbled paper covered boards, original red morocco label affixed to the upper cover. Housed in a blue morocco backed box. Extraordinary album of early topographical watercolour views of Bermuda and vicinity by a noted British military officer. Bermuda: 1) Fort Cunningham. Bermuda fr Long Island. 1844. Watercolour. 10 1/2 x 14 1/2 inches 2) Entrance to Castle Harbour Bermuda. 1846. Graphite and watercolour. Panorama on three sheets joined and folded. 7 1/4 x 32 5/8 inches. 3) Hamilton Bermuda from Signal Post Ports Island. 1846. Graphite and watercolour. 6 3/4 x 10 5/8 inches. 4) Looking S.W. / View of Hamilton Harbour Bermuda. Graphite and watercolour. 7 1/2 x 11 inches. 5) From Brackish Pond Bay Bermuda... Graphite. 7 x 10 1/8 inches. 6) Bermuda. 1852. Graphite. 7 x 10 1/8 inches. 7) A Slaver taken by the American Navy vessel to Bermuda. Graphite. 5 x 6 7/8 inches. 8) Fort Catherine Bermuda. 1843. Graphite and watercolour. Panorama on two sheets. 7 x 20 inches. 9) Pembroke Church, Bermuda. 1842. Graphite and watercolour. 4 7/8 x 7 inches. 10) At Bermuda. 1844. Graphite. 4 7/8 x 7 inches. 11) Pembroke Church, Bermuda. 1843. Graphite and watercolour. 7 7/8 x 11 1/2 inches. 12) Ireland Island Bermuda ... 1845. Graphite and watercolour. 7 7/8 x 11 1/2 inches. 13) Fort St. George ... St. George's Bermuda looking N.W. Graphite and watercolour. 9 1/2 x 12 1/2 inches 14) Stokes Point ... 1844. Graphite and watercolour. 6 3/4 x 10 3/8 inches. 15) Ireland Id. Bermuda ... 1843. Graphite and watercolour. 6 5/8 x 10 3/8 inches. 16) Grave Yard. Ireland Id. Bermuda. Graphite. 7 x 10 3/8 inches. [Images of 7 tombstones on verso, 5 identified] 17) Ireland's Island from near Port's Id. 1845. Graphite and watercolour. 6 3/4 x 10 3/8 inches. 18) From Port's Island. 1845. Graphite and watercolour. 6 3/4 x 10 3/8 inches. Caribbean: 19) Passing Deseada on the Voyage from Bermuda to Barbados. Graphite. Four sketches on one sheet. 11 1/2 x 8 7/8 inches. 20) Govt. House Barbados. 1847. Graphite and watercolour. 7 x 10 inches. 21) Queen's House Barbados. 1847. Graphite. 8 3/4 x 10 7/8 inches. 22) Highlands Sugar Works. 1847. Graphite and watercolour. 6 3/4 x 10 3/8 inches. 23) Govt. House Tobago. 1847. Graphite. 7 1/4 x 10 3/4 inches. 24) Saint Lucia / The Small Piton. 1847. Graphite and watercolour. 7 5/8 x 11 inches 25) The Little Piton. St. Lucia. 1847. Graphite. 7 3/8 x 11 1/4 inches. 26) Large Piton / Little Piton. St. Lucia 1847. Graphite and watercolour. 7 5/8 x 11 inches. 27) Saint Lucia. The Small Piton from Souffriere. 1847. Graphite and watercolour. 5 5/8 x 9 1/8 inches. 28) Drummond Rock off Martinique. 1847. Graphite and watercolour. 5 5/8 x 9 1/8 inches. 29) Little Piton & Mr. Goodman's House. 1847. Graphite and watercolour. 5 5/8 x 9 1/8 inches. 30) Gros Inlet Saint Lucia. 1847. Graphite and watercolour. 5 5/8 x 9 1/8 inches. 31) Scarbro Bay & Town, Tobago. Graphite and watercolour. 6 3/4 x 10 3/8 inches. 32) Barbados. 1847. Graphite and watercolour. 5 3/8 x 8 3/4 inches. 33) St. Johns. Barbados. 1847. Graphite and watercolour. 7 1/2 x 10 3/4 inches. 34) Hackleton's Cliff. Barbados. 1847. Graphite. 7 3/8 x 10 3/4 inches. 35) Burnt District, Bridge Town, Barbados. 1847. Graphite. 7 x 10 inches. 36) Sugar Works, Barbados. 1847. Graphite. 7 x 10 inches. 37) Post Office at Courtland Bay Tobago. Graphite and watercolour. 6 5/8 x 10 3/8 inches. 38-39) Fontabelle, Barbados. Graphite and watercolour. With an additional watercolour view of Fontabelle on the verso. 7 3/4 x 11 1/2 inches. 40) Highland waterfall Tobago. Graphite and watercolour. 6 3/4 x 10 3/8 inches. 41) Capt. Hutchinson's Grave. 1847. Graphite. 6 7/8 x 10 inches. 42) Nevis. 1847. Graphite and watercolour. Panorama on two sheets, unjoined. 7 3/4 x 23 inches. Edmund Gilling Hallewell, Lieutenant and Adjutant of the 20th or East Devon Regiment, was stationed in Bermuda from 1841 to 1847. In addition to his military duties he also served as private secretary to the Governor, Colonel William Reid. He subsequently married Sophia Reid, the Governor's daughter. In 1842, Hallewell, with Reid's encouragement, produced watercolours of scenes on the island. These were then sent by Reid to the Colonial Office in London. Interest in the watercolours both in London and Bermuda was such that Hallewell published a suite of views in 1848. The suite was obviously issued in relatively small numbers and is now very rare: only two copies (one incomplete) are listed as having sold at auction in the past 35 years. The present watercolours, retained by Hallewell, date from the same period and represent a significant holding of watercolours of Bermuda by Hallewell during this formative period. The son of a Gloucestershire member of parliament, Hallewell's subsequent military career included service in Canada, the Crimea and Malta, before he retired from active service in 1864. In 1869 he was appointed commandant of the Royal Military College at Sandhurst, but died in the same year at the age of 47. The Foreign and Commonwealth Office Library holds an album of drawings (Gorham and Pierce 19) and we know of but eight other extant watercolours of Bermuda by Hallewell located at the Bermuda Historical Society Museum. We believe the present watercolours of Bermuda by Hallewell to be the only in private hands. Cf. Gorham and Pierce, Through British Eyes: Images of Bermuda 1815-1860 (New York: 1996).

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        A Memoir of the late Major-General Robert Craufurd, reprinted from the Military Panorama of October 1812. With an account of his funeral, by the author of "The Subaltern" [i.e. George R. Gleig], reprinted from "The Gem" of 1829

      London : Private impression, 1842. 1st Edition. Physical description.: 32 p. ; 23 cm. Subject: Major-General Robert Craufurd -- Funeral -- Memoir -- History. Very good copy in the original gilt-blocked blind-ruled cloth. Spine bands and panel edges slightly dulled and dust-toned as with age with minor edge wear to corners. Remains particularly well-preserved overall; tight, bright, clean and strong. Copy includes Craufurd's manuscript period letters loosely inserted. Additional scans available upon request.

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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

      Leipzig, Rein 1842.. 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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        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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        City of Tiberias on the Sea of Galilee

      Egypt and Nubia; the Holy Land., 1842-1849. Lithograph. Hand coloured. Fine condition. Size: 52 x 36 cm. Mounted size: 75 x 60.5

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        Ascent of the Lower range of Sinai

      London., 1842-9. February, 18th 1839. Size: 425 x 605 mm. Original tinted lithograph. Additional hand colouring. Very good condition. Unobtrusive blind stamp. Roberts was the first independent, professional British artist to travel so extensively in the Near East. His tour in 1838-9 produced 272 sketches, a panorama of Cairo and three full sketchbooks, enough material to "serve me for the rest of my life" (Roberts, eastern journal, 28 Jan 1839). Over the next decade he made "a series of intire new drawings" for the large coloured lithographs executed by Louis Haghe for The Holy Land, Syria, Idumea, Arabia, Egypt & Nubia, which was originally published by subscription, 1842-9. No publication before this had presented so comprehensive a series of views of the monuments, landscape, and people of the Near East. "Robert's Holy Land was one of the most important and elaborate ventures of nineteenth-century publishing, and it was the apotheosis of the tinted lithograph" (Abbey, Travel). These lithographs were originally published in twenty parts, most parts containing six plates, the price for each part with coloured plates (the most expensive state) being 3 guineas. The Holy Land, Syria..., from Drawings made on the Spot. London: F.G. Moon.

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        Vues et Souvenirs de l'Amerique du Nord

      Paris: Chez Arthus Bertrand, 1842. 4to. (12 1/4 x 9 1/4 inches). Half title. 35 lithographed plates (34 mounted India paper proofs, plate 19 printed on regular paper). (Scattered minor foxing to the text and plate mounts, plate 19 age toned). Contemporary black morocco backed paper covered boards with vellum tips, covers bordered in gilt, spine with semi- raised bands in five compartments, lettered in the second compartment, the others with a repeat decoration in gilt, marbled endpapers. Among the rarest books of North American views, including views of Florida, Georgia, Alabama, the Great Lakes region and parts of Canada. "Born in London from an early age Castelnau took an interest in science and adventure, having read the accounts of Captain Cook and others, and having studied natural history under Cuvier and Saint-Hilaire. Between 1837 and 1841 he travelled through the United States and Upper and Lower Canada, studying their institutions and meeting many prominent people" (Howgego). The text contains a description of Florida, Georgia, Alabama, Wisconsin, Illinois, Michigan, and Lower Canada, based upon the authors travels. In his description of each region, Castelnau describes the agriculture, education, customs, etc., dividing each section to separately discuss "des blances, des noirs, and des indiens." Castelnau traveled in areas that were comparatively remote and had not been extensively pictured previously. From Florida he included views of Tallahassee, Key West and the Everglades, while the scenes of Augusta and Columbus, Georgia are among the earliest of those infant cities. From the Great Lakes region he provided several scenes of Michilimackinac Island, an early view of Sheboygan, Wisconsin, two pictures of Quebec, and the Entrée de la rivière de Chicago, Illinois; thus being referred to as the "first book to contain a view of Chicago" (Howes). The plates comprise: 1) Tallahassée 2) Capitole de Tallahassée 3) Magnolia 4) Plantation sur le lac Jackson 5) Vues de la Floride [4 views on one plate] 6) Plantation sur le lac Lafayette (Floride) 7) Bois de la Floride 8) Chêne vert Riviere d'Appalachicola 9) Village Indien sur l'Appalachicola / Riviere d'Appalachicola / Arsenal a Montvernon / Chemin de feu de Tallahassee [four views on one plate] 10) Arsenal a Key West 11) Key West Golfe du Mexique 12) Chûtes de la Chattahoutchie (Alabama) 13) Hotel de ville de Millegville (Georgie) / Pont d'Augusta - Georgie / Pont de Columbus (Georgie et Alabama) [three views on one plate] 14) Wissegong Indien Chippeway (Michigan) 15) Piniswaneket (l'oiseau dans le Nuage) Indienne Chippeway (Michigan) 16) Fort Howard dans le grande Baie verte (Ouisconsin) 17) Danse de guerre des Folle - avoines de la Baie verte (Ouisconsin) 18) Presqu'île Michigan / Sheboigan Ouisconsin / Fort Gratiot Michigan / Entrée de la Rivière de Chicago, Illinois [four views on one plate] 19) Guerrier Folle Avoine Grande baie verte 20) Indien Delaware Monses, Lac Winnebagoe 21) Roche Folie de Robinson, Ile de Michilimakimac 22) Village des Folle - Avoines Ouisconsin 23) Roche dite le Pain de Sucre, Ile de Michilimakimac 24) La roche arquéee, Ile de Michilimakimac 25) Village Ottowa, Ile de Michilimakimac 26) Fort Americain, dans l'Ile de Michilimakimac 27) Ile de Michilimakimac (Lac Huron) 28) Fort Brady (Lac Supérieur) 29) Banc de sable dit l'Ours endormi, Lac Michigan 30) Indiens hurons (Canada) 31) Chûtes St. Marie, Lac Supérieur 32) Bracelets, Nattes, Armes, Raquettes et Instrumens de musique des Indiens de l'Amerique du Nord 33) Ornemens, calumets, boites, etc. des Indiens d l'Amerique du Nord 34) Marches naturelles prés de Québec 35) Cascade de la riviere de Monmarency (Canada) The work seems to have been issued on regular paper or as India proofs, as here (one plate from the present copy is on regular paper but appears issued as such and not supplied at a later date). Castelnau's Vues, in either form, is very rare, with only a handful of copies trading on the market in the last century. Sabin 11412; Howes C225a; Buck, Travel and Description 321; Greenly, Bibliography of Michigan 82; Monaghan, French Travellers in the United States 368; Streeter sale II:847; Howgego C14. Not in Deak.

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        Waverley Novels

      Edinburgh: Robert Cadell; London: Houlston & Stoneman 1842 - Twelve volumes, thick 8vo., half morocco lettered in gilt, ornate gilt spine designs, raised bands, top edges gilt; lightly soiled with faint rubbing to extremities, scattered foxing. The Abbotsford Edition, published between 1842-7, with some 2000 wood-engraved illustrations and steel-engraved plates. Shipping extra. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Oliver Twist / by Charles Dickens (Boz)

      Philadelphia : Lea and Blanchard, 1842. 3rd Edition. Description: 212 p. : ill. ; 23 cm. Subjects: Orphans -- Criminals -- Kidnapping victims -- London (England) --Fiction. Very good copy in the original gilt-blocked cloth. Professionally recased with the original spine laid back; very impressively finished. Minor, scattered marginal foxing. Remains particularly well-preserved overall; tight, bright, clean and strong.

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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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        La petite chouannerie : ou, Histoire d'un college breton sous l'Empire

      Londres: Moxon 1842 - Physical desc.: 398 p. ; 22 cm. Subject: College de Vannes. Chouans. Language: French. Very good copy in later gilt-blocked vellum with gilt borders to front and rear panels. Gilt raised bands over contrasting red leather with gilt-blocked title and spine compartments uniformly tooled in gilt. Publisher and publication date gilt-blocked to lower spine. Marginal scattered foxing throughout. Minor, generalized wear to the bands and panel edges. Remains uncommonly well-preserved overall; tight, bright, clean and strong. 1 Kg. 398 pp. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Dickinson's Embossed Cards. First Specimen Book

      Boston: Samuel N. Dickinson, 1842. (TRADE CATALOGUE, EMBOSSING) Oblong 4to. Printed title in blue and red within an embossed gilt ornamental frame, one printed "Notice" from the publisher dated June, 1842, 49 specimens of embossed cards (many tinted, some printed), all mounted to stiff card stock; and 7 sheets of "Embossed Specimens of Printed Billets" sewn to a stiff printed card. Bound in an album of contemporary half calf and marbled paper boards with red leather label on upper cover stamped in gilt "Dickinson's Embossed Cards," calf shows much deterioration and corrosion, although the sewing is still intact, 28 specimen cards have been removed and are no longer present, some minor soiling and foxing, but generally vey clean and sound internally, custom morocco backed folding box . With a very interesting presentation note from a previous Philadelphia owner, Alfred Darrach, dated 1928, affixed to the front pastedown, identifying the original owner (his grandfather) as Christian Gobrecht (1785-1844), artist, engraver, embosser, inventor, engraver to the U.S. Mint, and, from 1840-1844, the 4th United States Engraver of the Mint, where he was responsible for the creation of several new models and designs, including the famous Seated Liberty design which appeared on a variety of American coins from 1836 through 1890. Gobrecht designed many notable medals, coins and dies during his career, but he also "invented a speaking doll, and later a camera lucida. He also produced engravings for calico printers, and dies for bookbinders. He engraved the brass dies for embossing the Morocco covers of the Boston Token, from 1831 - 1836, as well as the eagle cover of the Philadelphia Token. Among the medals he engraved were the Charles Willson Peale medal, the Franklin Institute medal, etc -" - DAB. A remarkable specimen album in and of itself, all the more so for having belonged to one of America's most important engravers. We cannot say for sure, but it is entirely likely that if Gobrecht himself did not design many of the dies for this embosser, he may have used the album for his own work and possibly removed the cards which are no longer present

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        Voyage en Islande et au Groenland, execute pendant les annees 1835 et 1836 sur la corvette La Recherche

      Three magnificent atlases on Iceland. 1842. Paris. Arthus Bertrand. Three volumes in large folio. 1 ff. + 3 ff. + 77 plates; 3 ff. + 74 plates; zoology 1 ff. + 50 plates -35 colored. Contemporary half green chagrin over boards, raised bands to spine, lettered and tooled in gilt, rubbed and scuffed. Some foxing to titles and a few plates, the colored ones are remarkably well done; overall an impressively fresh and crisp copy. First edition. The three atlases of Gaimard?s definitive work on Iceland and the Artic Sea, recording the voyage undertaken aboard the corvette Recherche, sent to the Arctic Sea to recover geographer Jules de Blosseville, lost in 1833 between the waters of Greenland and Iceland during the expedition aboard the Lilloise. These magnificent atlases include 200 large lithographed plates by Mayer, Lassalle and Oudart, made on China paper; they show portraits, the towns, cities, ethnography, effects of leprosy, fauna and flora of the places visited. The zoology volume plates are mostly hand colored. Gaimard (1793 - 1858) was a naval surgeon and experienced explorer; he served on board the Uranie under Freycinet and Dumont D?Urville aboard the Astrolabe (1826 ? 1829). The main goal of the expedition was not reached, as Blosseville was never found, however Gaimard?s explorations throughout Iceland resulted on a most important work on the region, finely illustrated. In order to be complete, the work comprises 8 volumes of text. At the time it was published, the work was one of the most extensive ever made dedicated to Iceland. Chadenat, 5061. Sabin 26330.

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        Greece Revisited And Sketches In Lower Egypt In 1840. With Thirty-six Hours Of A Campaign In Greece In 1825

      London: Saunders & Otley, 1842. First Edition. Garston, an 'adventurer' and philhellene, had previously visited Greece in 1825, and an extract from his journal from that period is included at the end of Volume II. During his second visit in 1840, he travelled to Athens from Corfu and went on to Hydra. His account contains long sections on prominent men in public life, temples and monuments, and a description of life in Athens and the islands. He is able to compare his experiences in the country during and after the revolution and laments the damages wrought by the war. The second volume is devoted to Egypt (Alexandria, Cairo), with remarks on mosques and tombs, slave markets, the Pacha's harem, pyramids, &c. Blackmer 652. Ibrahim-Hilmy II p. 253 (mentioning only 2 plates). 2 Volumes in 1. 8vo. pp. xvi, 313; 1 p.l., [v]-viii, 343. lacking half-title in Vol. II (none required in Vol. I). 3 lithographed plates. An attractive copy in near contemporary full purple morocco, gilt paneled sides, spine richly gilt, gilt inside dentelles, all edges gilt. Inscribed from the Author on verso of frontis. portrait

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        The Birds of America, from Drawings Made in the United States and Their Territories. Volume V

      New York and Philadelphia: J.J. Audubon and J. B. Chevalier, 1842. Hard Cover. Very Good. Hard Cover. Volume V only. First octavo edition. This volume has 80 hand colored lithographic plates numbered 281 - 350 including several doves, the wild turkey, partridges, grouse, rails, cranes, plovers, and sandpipers. The lithographs are based on Audubon's elephant folio aquatint plates, which were reduced using camera lucida by the printer J.T. Bowen. Some of the resulting images have different backgrounds than the original aquatints. The compositions were also reconfigured so that only one species is shown on each plate. Wood-engraved anatomical drawings are printed within the text. The octavo edition consisting of 7 volumes was printed for subscribers between 1839 and 1844; it is a reprint of the original double elephant folio edition with the addition of 65 plates. The subscription price for this octavo edition was $100 which was quite a lot for the time; however, it was much more affordable and of a more practical size than the double-elephant folio. Many well-to-do American families purchased subscriptions and Audubon's work gained circulation and renown. Audubon was personally involved with the production of this edition. All following editions were printed after his death in 1851. Bound in attractive contemporary full leather with gilt title and volume number to spine. Elaborate gilt tooling to spine, both covers, and dentelles. Minor wear to the hinges and edges with a few pulls to the leather. Full gilt edges with glossy yellow endsheets. The text block is completely split into two sections after the first signature and there are a few smaller splits throughout. Overall the plates are in very good condition although there is light foxing to the margins of many and there is minor soiling on eight. A few of the tissue guards are missing and many of the remaining guards are foxed and/or stained. Pages 141 / 142 and 147 / 148 both have long closed tears which have been repaired; no text is missing. 346 pages. NAT/010913.

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        My working friend: Being plain directions for the various stitches in fancy needlework

      G. Curling Hope 1842 - First edition 1842. Small hardcover book is good plus with shelfwear, some wear and small breaks to the binding, and foxing to the first several and last couple of pages. A nice example of a very scarce book. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        ADVENTURES DE ROBINSON CRUSOE PAR DANIEL DE FOE Traduction Nouvelle [revue et corrigee] / illustree de 20 Gravures

      Paris: P.-C. Lehuby, Libraire-Editeur, 1842. Biblioteque Speciale de la Jeunesse. (Victorian Polychrome Binding) 8vo (about 8 1/2" x 5 1/2"). Pagination: vii (viii blank), 1-456 (pp. 453-456 "Table des Chapitres"); 20 tinted illustrations not part of pagination. ________ French percaline doree cloth binding of dark blue cloth blind-stamped around front cover with large, elaborate central gilt-stamped medallion of various colors (pink, red, green, white and blue) of paper appliques (onlays) overstamped in gilt (see pictures illustrations); back cover again stamped in blind with smaller medallion of a seated young woman; spine likewise heavily gilt stamped over color appliques.; all page edges gilt. Light wear to covers, small chip out of tail of spine; yellow endpapers with some browning and occasional light brown spotting of text pages, else about fine. ________ The approbation at the front of the book indicates that it has been examined by S.A.E. Monsignor the Cardinal Prince de Croy, archbishop of Rouen and changed toexclude all that was contrary to the Catholic faith and so now can be read without danger [to young minds]. This approbation is dated 1842, but we suspect the book is possibly later 1850's in keeping with emergence of other French percaline doree cloth bindings of the period. ________ A VERY HANDSOME AND QUITE RARE FRENCH POLYCHROM BINDING.

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        Tre fruar i Småland.

      Roman af författaren till Törnrosens bok. I-III. Jönköping, J. P. Lundström, 1842-43. 8:o. (4),VII,(1 blank),192 + (4),204 + (4),282,(1) s. Tre oskurna häften i blå tryckta omslag. Omslagen med smärre defekter och flera av dem loss. Snedlästa och delvis lösa i häftningen. Inlagda i välgjord löspärm med mörkröd skinnrygg, enkel guldornering och grön titeletikett samt med tillhörande skjutkassett. Några spridda lager- och småfläckar. Smårevor i inre marginalen på s. 133-40 i första delen. Bläckfläck på s. 157-60. Sista bladet loss och med smärre revor. Andra delen med lagerfläck på s. 24-25 och liten fläck i nedre marginalen på s. 35-40. Med W. Flincks namnteckning på omslagen.. Almquistiana 235. Två översättningar gjordes till tyska 1843-44 respektive 1845

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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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