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        W. Blacker's Art of Angling and Complete System of Fly Making, and Dying of Colours - Shewing the Different Processes of the fly before it is finished, giving the Angler a perfect knowledge of every thing requisite to Complete him in this Noble Art

      London: Published by the Author, March 1842 - Heckscher copy of the rare first edition with 38 pages. Later editions of this widely reprinted work were expanded to 48 and subsequently 130 pp First edition. Small 12mo. Illustrated with plates. Frontispiece of nine flies and a "picker", engraved title, plate titled "Fly Fishing". Pp. [i, contents], [ii, blank]; 1-38. Purple embossed morocco, a.e.g. Some browning at edges of plates, minor rubbing to extremities. Both Heckscher bookplates. Very good. Custom red morocco back slipcase and cloth chemise. Heckscher 201 (this copy); Westwood & Satchell pp. 32-3; Gee, Sportsman's Library, p. 86 [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Tab 82 Acrocomia Microcarpa

       A wonderfully detailed chromolithograph of a tropical palm by João Barbosa Rodrigues (1842-1909) from his breathtaking book "Sertum Palmarum Brasiliensium". This book was published in Brussels in 1903. This print is of superior quality on bright, crisp paper and in good condition overall. In good condition with some foxing/staining/creasing. Director of the botanical gardens and Professor of Botany at the University of Rio de Janiero, João Barbosa Rodrigues was a highly respected scientist, researcher and illustrator who did much to advance knowledge of Brazilian natural history and habitat.  Early nineteenth-century European and American explorers had frequently mentioned the large variety of palms to be found in South America, most noted among them the German naturalist, Alexander von Humboldt.  He described the overwhelming impression made by ?that vigour and freshness of vegetable life which characterizes the climate of the tropics? and singled out a particular need for ?a large number of separate studies of the foliage of trees; of leafy, flowering, or fruitbearing stems; or prostrate trunks.?  Less that one hundred years later, João Barbosa Rodrigues answered Humboldt?s call in this, perhaps one of his finest publications, depicting the palms of Brazil.  His illustrations contain both scientific and aesthetic appeal and delineate the various stages of growth of the palm.  However, the publication is also significant in that is was completed by a native Brazilian rather than a European or American botanist and thus shows the growing interest and growth in science in both the New World as well as the Old World.

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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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        Canadian Scenery Illustrated

      London: George Virtue, 1842. 2 volumes, quarto. (10 5/8 x 8 3/8 inches). Steel-engraved portrait frontispiece of Bartlett, 2 engraved additional titles with integral vignettes, 1 map of Canada. 117 plates by R. Wallis and others, after William Bartlett (scattered minor foxing as usual). Contemporary red half morocco over marbled paper-covered boards, the spine gilt in five compartments with wide semi-raised bands, lettered in gilt in the second fourth compartments, the others panelled in gilt, cream moiré endpapers, gilt edges. A fine copy of this well-known work: one of the greatest steel-engraved view books of the 19th century. Born in London, William Henry Bartlett "was apprenticed to the architect and antiquarian, John Britton ... Bartlett studied and copied architectural drawings of the past and present and, with Britton, visited noted ruins in England from which he made detailed sketches to be engraved for some of Brittons own publications. ... One of [Bartlett's] first major assignments was to supply illustrations for Dr William Beatties Switzerland illustrated (London, 1836), published by George Virtue... the rest of his life Bartlett's travels were extensive and continuous, and they led to illustrations for works on Syria, the Holy Land and Asia Minor, the Mediterranean coast, northern Italy, the Netherlands and Belgium, Scotland, Ireland, the coastal areas of Britain, the Bosphorus, the Danube, the United States, and Canada ... According to Britton and Beattie, Bartlett visited North America four times: 1836-37, 1838, 1841, and 1852. From the summer of 1836 to July 1837 he was in the United States acquiring illustrations for Nathaniel Parker Willis's American scenery (1840), and in the summer and autumn of 1838 he was in the Canadas sketching for Willis's Canadian scenery illustrated (1842). Although little is known about Bartlett's itinerary in North America, a map in American scenery suggests that his travels during 1836-37 began in New York City and took him north to the White Mountains, N.H., west to Niagara Falls, N.Y., and south to Washington, D.C. His itinerary in the Canadas in 1838 and the observations he may have made also remain obscure because none of his letters from this period has been found. His route appears on a map in Canadian scenery illustrated: he seems to have travelled from Quebec City westward to Niagara Falls, and then by way of the Erie Canal to visit Willis at Owego, N.Y., before sailing for England in December 1838. No written record survives of Bartletts visit to the Maritimes. The dates of the engravings in Canadian scenery illustrated seem to indicate that he went there in 1841 after another visit to the United States ... [Bartlett's] skill in sketching architectural detail, his love for picturesque landscape, and his interest in the life of the people ... gave to his illustrations in Canadian scenery illustrated ... a historical importance that merits their survival" (Dictionary of Canadian Biography.). Lande 2310; Staton & Tremaine 2424.

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        THE PORTS, HARBOURS, WATER-PLACES AND COAST SCENERY OF GREAT BRITAIN. Illustrated By Views Taken on the Spot By W. H. Bartlett; with Descriptions by William Beattie

      London: George Virtue, 1842. A fine set, exceptionally clean, handsomely bound. Two volumes in uniform contemporary full black morroco bindings with gilt stamped decoration and lettering; all edges gilt, marbled end-papers. Engraved frontispiece plate and 64 further engraved plates to vol. I; engraved frontispiece plate and 59 further plates to vol. II, plus portrait plate of Queen Victoria; engraved titles pages with vignettes to both volumes; total number of plates therefore 124 plus two vignettes title pages; letterpress title page to both volumes; list of subscribers to vol. I. Bindings very good and strong with a little rubbing to joints and eges only, small professional repair to the head of the front joint to volume I. Contents clean and tight and complete, all plates with original tissue guards, plates and letterpress remarkably clean, virtually no foxing. The plate at page 28 is not present as desribed in the list of plates, and this always seems to be the case, as it would seem it was used as the vignette title for volume II instead. A very good to fine set, exceptionally clean. Referenced by: Merlyn Holloway, Steel-engravings in nineteenth century British topographical books, London, Holland Press Ltd, 1977, 58.Added t.-p., engr.: v. 1. Finden's views of the ports, harbours & A revised ed., much enlarged, of William and Edward Finden's Views of ports and harbours ... on the English coast (London, 1838) the letterpress of which was written by W. A. Chatto.. First Edition Thus. Full Leather. Very Good. 4to.

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        [Plate] NO-TIN, A Chippewa Chief [From HISTORY OF THE INDIAN TRIBES OF NORTH AMERICA]

      [Philadelphia: Daniel Rice and James G. Clark, 1842]. Printed and coloured at Lithographic Print and Colouring Establishment. A beautifully lithographed colour plate reproduced from the original painting by Charles Bird King. Folio, image size roughly 13.25 by 7.5 inches, with captions beneath, printed on a folio sheet of rag paper measuring 20 by 14.5 inches. An original handcoloured PLATE FROM 'One of the most costly and important works ever published on the American Indians' -Field. The lithographs from McKenney and Hall’s HISTORY OF THE INDIAN TRIBES OF NORTH AMERICA are not only amongst the greatest hand-coloured American illustrated plates of the 19th century, but are also an American cultural treasure providing an historical record of the portraits of the chiefs, warriors and women of the various tribes. The lithographs are faithfully produced from original oil paintings either by Charles Bird King painted from life in his studio in Washington or reproduced by King from the watercolours of the famous frontier artist James Otto Lewis as well as a few other artists.

      [Bookseller: Buddenbrooks, Inc.]
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        The Book of British Ballads [In Original Deluxe Publisher's Full Crimson Calf]

      London: Jeremiah How, 1842, 1844. First edition. Two Volumes. Quartos. In original publsher's binding. Full fine-pebbled red calf with attractive geometric and floral strapwork design in gilt on covers, blindstamped border cross-hatch patter. Spine with raised bands and elaborate gilt floral strapwork and lettering, marbled endpapers. Dozens of full and half-page woodcut engravings by artists who later to blossom in the 1860's in book illustration, such as Paton, Tenniel, Pickersgill, Gilbert, W.B. Scott, Crowquill and others. Also of note, early engravers showcased here such as G. Dalziel, Edmund Evans, Vizetelly, and W.S. Linton. "The most ambitious English book with wood engravings during the period under suvey" (Gordon Ray). Calf binding shows slight wear along margins of spine and corners, but overall near fine, very fresh and bright. Contents clean and bright with occasional soiling and brown-toning predominantly in volume 1.

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        The Book of British Ballads. (The Book of British Ballads. First and Second Series - [Complete in 2 Volumes]. Edited by S. C. H

      London : J. How [1842-1844], 1842. 1st Edition. Impressively and abundantly illustrated. Text within ornate borders. Subjects; Ballads, English - Great Britain - Texts. The Second Series has a separate titlepage, but the pagination is continuous throughout. Exceptional copies in the original gilt and blind ruled calf. Professionally and period sympathetically re-backed with the title blocked direct in gilt; very impressively finished. Remains a particularly well-preserved set; tight, bright, clean and strong.

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        Voyage Pittoresque dans l'Empire Ottoman

      Paris: J. P. Aillaud, 1842. Atlas volume only (without the four volumes of octavo text), 2 parts in one volume, folio. (19 1/4 x 13 inches). Titles to both parts illustrated with vignettes. Part 1: portrait, 2 (of 4) maps, 12 unnumbered plates of headpieces, plates numbered 1-126 on 100 leaves. Lacks 2 maps. Part 2: 2 unnumbered plates of headpieces, plates numbered 1-17, 19-69 and 71-159 (plus 33b, 33t, 67b, 67t and 76b) on 70 leaves. Lacks plates 18 and 70. (Part 1 title badly creased, various degrees of dampstaining, foxing and browning, several plates with old repairs). Contemporary sheep-backed marbled paper-covered boards with vellum tips (spine very worn). French Ambassador to the Ottoman Empire and an avid traveler and lover of antiquities, Choiseul-Gouffier first published his impressions of Greece and the Ottoman Empire as Voyage Pittoresque en Grece in 1782. In 1842, the work was posthumously republished as Voyage pittoresque dans l'Empire Ottoman. This second edition quite rare, with only the Atabey copy (selling for £14,000 in 2002) and one other in the auction records. Atabey 242. This edition not in Blackmer.

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        Scènes De La Vie Privée Et Publique Des Animaux…

      Paris: J.Hetzel Et Paulin, 1842., 1842. 2 Volumes. large 8vo. pp. 4 p.l., 386, [6]; 2 p.l., 390, [6]. with half-titles. 201 wood-engraved plates (incl 2 additional titles), numerous head & tailpieces, initials, & vignettes by Brévière & others after designs by Grandville. contemporary half chagrin (bit rubbed, spines faded, occasional light foxing – first few leaves in each vol. more heavily affected). First Edition. "The moving force behind this book was its publisher P.-J. Hetzel, who himself contributed many chapters under the pseudonym of P.-J. Stahl…Through Grandville’s animals, Hetzel and his colleagues offered a witty and telling commentary on contemporary politics and personalities. Bouchot described the result as the best satire on French manners during the middle of the century, recalling "the anger to which it gave rise, the outbursts of laughter it provoked and the lawsuits of which it ran the risk." These allusions pass largely unnoticed today, but Grandville’s animals remain as amusing as ever, thanks to the wit and verve of his compositions. The types and situations he depicts are indeed "of every period and every country." "The final plate shows the artist at the zoo of the Jardin des Plantes. He is sketching the visiting creatures who in turn are peering at cages containing Hetzel, Balzac, Jules Janin, and other authors of the Scènes de la vie privée et publique des animaux. It should be noted that the engravings for this book are by Brévière, the one craftsman whose renderings of his work Grandville refused to criticize." (Ray) Carteret III 553. Ray, The Art Of The French Illustrated Book 1700 to 1914, 194 (citing incorrect number of plates).. 1st Edition. Hardcover. Very Good.

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        MEXICO IN 1842: A DESCRIPTION OF THE COUNTRY, ITS NATURAL AND POLITICAL FEATURES; WITH A SKETCH OF ITS HISTORY...TO WHICH IS ADDED, AN ACCOUNT OF TEXAS AND YUCATAN; AND OF THE SANTA FE EXPEDITION

      New York: Charles J. Folsom, 1842.. 256pp. plus colored folding map. 16mo. Original brown cloth, stamped in blind and gilt, expertly recased, preserving original gilt spine title. Bookplate on front pastedown. Faint dampstain in lower margin of titlepage; occasional faint dampstain in upper or lower margins of text. Scattered light foxing, minor worming in outer margin of final few leaves, not affecting text. A good copy. First edition of this important work. The section on Texas and the Santa Fe expedition is attributed to Franklin Coombs, a veteran of the latter ill-fated debacle, and his account of the expedition and his captivity (which first appeared in NILES WEEKLY REGISTER) is reprinted herein, along with another account (Wagner-Camp 86) of a trip to Santa Fe appearing here for the first time in book form. The map measures 21.5 x 23.5 cm. and shows Texas, Mexico, and the southwest region as far north as the Arkansas River, south to Yucatan, west to the Pacific, and east to New Orleans. HOWES F226, "aa." WAGNER-CAMP 91. RITTENHOUSE 694. GRAFF 1372. STREETER TEXAS 1413. SABIN 24968.

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        Domestic Architecture: Containing A History Of The Science, And The Principles Of Designing Public Edifices, Private Dwelling-Houses, Country Mansions, and Suburban Villas, With Practical Dissertations On Every Branch Of Building, etc

      London: George Virtue, 1842. First edition. Hardcover. Orig. publisher's brown cloth with front cover illustration in gilt, recased with a portion of original spine laid-down. Very good./No Dust Jacket. 342 pages. 29 x 24 cm. Engraved frontispiece of the author, and sixty-three plates containing perspective views and ground plans, and elevations drawn to scale. Also includes garden and landscape designs, ice house and dog house designs. Glossary of Landscape-Gardening Terms. HITCHCOCK," Early Victorian Architecture," notes "Brown's book is typical of the sort of book builders' draftsmen leaned on in the 40's for ideas. The appearance of another edition of this as late as 1852 indicates that the demand for this sort of material continued through the whole Early Victorian period. ARCHER 24.2 . "A voluminous and authoritative treatise (this title) treated the subject in a comprehensive manner unprecedented in British architectural literature." COLVIN P.147. Minor, intermittent age-toning.

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        [TWO ORIGINAL INK DRAWINGS OF MOUNT VERNON, BY UNITED STATES NAVY LIEUTENANT JOHN B. DALE]

      Mount Vernon, Va. 1842.. Two ink drawings, as described below. Fine. 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, D.C., 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 several times with the famously irascible Wilkes, 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 the U.S.S. Constitution ("Old Ironsides") during its circumnavigation of the globe. He 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 4 3/4 x 6 1/2-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 4 3/4 x 6 1/2- inch sheet. A fine drawing of one of the small, octagonal buildings on the grounds of Mount Vernon known as a "Garden House." An attractive pair of ink drawings of Mount Vernon, by a talented artist who also participated in notable American naval expeditions.

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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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