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

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

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        Autograph musical quotation signed ("F. Liszt") from the Petite valse favorite (Souvenir de St. Pétersbourg), LW A84a (S212)

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

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

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

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        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

      Henry G. Bohn London: Henry G. Bohn. 1842. Second edition, corrected and enlarged. Three volumes. Folios. Hand-colored lithographic frontispiece plate, 70 hand-colored aquatint plates, 10 uncolored etched plates, and numerous illuminated hand-colored initials. A handsome complete set of Meyrick's important study of arms and armour with beautifully executed hand-colored plates. Ex-library copy rebound in dark red half morocco with spine letters, bookplate, pocket, perforated stamp on the title pages and small ink stamp on the blank versos of most plates. Rubbing to the joints and corners, light soiling to the endleaves, a very good set. .

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        A CATALOGUE OF THE CLASSIC CONTENTS OF STRAWBERRY HILL COLLECTED BY HORACE WALPOLE

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

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        A Catalogue of the Classic Contents of Strawberry Hill Collected by Horace Walpole

      London: Smith and Robins, 1842. Very Good -. xxiv, 250 p.: 1 leaf of engraved portrait of Horace Walpole, in-text illustrations; 29 cm. Later 19th-century brown cloth spine with original boards. Engraved cover title: A Catalogue of the Contents of Strawberry Hill. Engraved title page. George Robins, the auctioneer, advertised the sale to begin on April 25, 1842, and continue for 24 days. However, the original plan to sell some of the prints, drawings, and illustrated books in large lots was altered, so the contents originally proposed for the seventh and eight days of the sale were withdrawn, recatalogued in smaller lots, and sold later. As many as 7 editions of the catalog are known. This edition includes descriptions of contents through day 24, omitting days 7 and 8; the 6th day concludes with lot 160, omitting the Waldegrave manuscripts (originally lots 161- 187). It does not include the "Names of purchasers and the prices" sometimes found on 58 pages at the end. Inscription on p. xxi dated Jan. 7 1855 by John Robinson, who relates taking nuts from the chestnut trees at Strawberry Hill (said to have been planted by Horace Walpole) at the time of the sale and planting the resulting trees in Kinnington Park. Part of the last line of the inscription was lost when the pages were trimmed during the later 19th-century rebinding. Robinson's name is also written on the front board. He is identified by Sotheran as Sir John Charles Robinson (1824-1913). with documents from the 2002 sale of the catalog by Henry Sotheran, London. Gift inscription on front free endpaper from Guy Lacy Schless to Nancy Schless, 2002. In Very Good- Condition: boards are stained; upper righthand corner of portrait dampstained; occasional foxing, including portrait and title page; occasional soiling.&

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

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

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        Works of Societe De Bibliophiles De Reims (13 volumes)

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

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        Waverley Novels [Abbotsford Edition]

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

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        WAVERLEY NOVELS

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

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

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

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        Parian Bust

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

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        Illustrations of Natural History

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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        American Notes for General Circulation

      London: Chapman and Hall, 1842. First edition, first issue. Two volumes. Original publisher's reddish-brown cloth, spines lettered in gilt, covers stamped in blind. Spines lightly faded, corners bumped, very minor wear to the spine ends, and a small hear to the upper spine of volume I, a few minor spots to covers, preliminary leaves in volume II unopened. An excellent and very bright set. Housed in a custom folding quarter morocco folding case.. First Edition. Hard Cover. Near Fine.

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

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

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

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

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        A Speech on International Copyright, Delivered at the Dinner to Charles Dickens at the City Hotel, New York, February 19, 1842 AND Rightiousness the Central Principle of Christianity, and the true basis of the Unitarian Denomination. 1st Series, No. 184. (two seperate booklets bound together)

      New York & Boston: Office of Arcturus and American Unitarian Association. Very Good with no dust jacket. 1842. First Edition. Hardcover; First Printing. Two booklets bound into one book with marbled cover and 1/4 leather spine with gold lettering. First booklet is the original published copy of the 1842 speech by Mathews given at a dinner to Charles Dickens at the City Hotel in New York City on February 19, 1842. Published at the office of Arcturus by George L Curry and Company MDCCCXLII. Mathews was an important advocate for an international copyright law at a time when American literature was generally regarded as necessarily inferior to the British. American authors were encouraged to follow English models closely. Mathews vehemently disagreed , and called for a new literary style that would express the cosmopolitan style and diversity of American Society. Cornelius Mathews (October 28, 1817 – March 25, 1889), was an American writer, best known for his crucial role in the formation of a literary group known as Young America in the late 1830s. Throughout the period of his principle literary activity, the 1840s and 1850s, Mathews contributed to and/or helped to edit all manner of American periodicals, including the New-Yorker, the Comic World, the New York Dramatic Mirror, the American Monthly Magazine, the New York Review, the New York Reveille, and a would-be rival to the Knickerbocker Magazine, the rapidly-moribund Yankee Doodle. In 1853, he published A Pen-and-Ink Panorama of New York City, a collection of essays, character sketches, and sketches on the scenery of New York. Although he wrote several satirical plays, his most successful play was Witchcraft, or the Martyrs of Salem (1846), which was more serious in tone and written in blank verse. Cornelius Mathews died in New York City in 1889. (Wikipedia) The connection between the two items is the fact that Charles Dickens, although baptized and reared in the Church of England, turned to Unitarianism in the 1840's as a Broad Church alternative. He associated with the Unitarians until the end of his life. Dickens wrote to Unitarian Harvard professor Cornelius Felton, "I have carried into effect an old idea of mine and joined the Unitarians, who would do something for human improvement if they could; and practice charity and toleration." (from the dictionary of Unitarian & Univeralist Biography) Included with the two booklets is an auction slip "S/B Lot #750 Art. 1367 from the Dickensiana sale of William Glyde Wilkins thru Anderson Gallaries, 2/13-14/22" The book has the bookplate of William Glyde Wilkins in front. No writing or underlining. Front hinge beginning to crack, otherwise tight and clean. Not sure if the item came direclty from Dickens or if it was bound by Wilkins for his extensive collection of Dickens material. Very rare item if not unique.; 12mo 7" - 7½" tall; 16 & 34 pages .

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        Mémorial de Sainte-Hélène par le Comte de Las Cases suivi de Napoléon dans l'exil par MM O'Méara et Antomarchi et de l'Historique de la translation des restes mortels de l'Empereur Napoléon aux Invalides

      Paris : Ernest Bourdin, 1842. relié. 17,5x26,5cm. Nouvelle édition et premier tirage des 27 gravures sur bois hors-texte collées sur Chine. Reliures en demi basane fauve, dos lisse ornés de triples filets et de frises dorés ainsi que de croisillons à froid, petites traces de frottements sur les mors, plats de toile noire comportant de légères épidermures sans gravité, couvertures conservées. Ouvrage illustré de nombreuses gravures in-texte principalement de Charlet ainsi que de 2 cartes. Rousseurs, un ex-dono en tête de la garde du premier volume. - Ernest Bourdin, Paris _1842, 17,5x26,5cm, 2 volumes reliés. - 2 volumes reliés

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        Le Opere di Galileo Galilei, Prima Edizione Completa in 16 Volumes

      Firenze: Societa Editrice Fiorentina. 1842. First edition thus. Hardcover. Very Good. Complete set in 16 volumes. Italian text. 1842, First Edition of the complete works. Hardcovers, 8vo., bound in uniform 3/4 green goat with gilt ruling, titles and top edges; 5 raised bands on spines. Tissue- covered frontis on Vol. 1 only. Ex-library copies, with 2 old stickers on each spine, bookplate on all front pastedowns, and blindstamp on each title page. The text has remained in impressive condition; bright, unmarked and free of any foxing or library marking. There is rubbing to the leather tips and edges; outer hinges starting to dry; shallow loss to some spines. Complete set in 16 vols. Digital images available upon request.

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        De la Démocratie en Amérique. Neuviéme édition revue et corrigée.

      4 volumes in 2. Charles Gosselin, Paris 1842. 8vo. 355+423 + V+333+363 pages. Contemporary bindings of with spines of brown calf (Wichmann, Copenhagen). Corners bumped. Spine-ends somewhat worn. Titlepage and the first 40 pages of vol. 1 with brown staining at lower corner. Old name on front flyleaf in vol. 1.. The ninth edition of Tocqueville's famous classical observations of American democracy. The first part was first published in 1835, and Tocqueville revised his text through each successive edition, until this ninth edition where the four parts were issued in a complete and final form

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        En Digters Bazar.

      Orig. udgave. Kbhvn. 1842. (8) + 579 + (2) s. Samtidigt slidt halvlæder dekoreret med guld på ryggen. Øverste kapitæl repareret. Rent eksemplar.. BFN 417

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        AMERICAN NOTES For GENERAL CIRCULATION

      Chapman & Hall London:: Chapman & Hall,. 1842.. 8vo. 8" x 5-1/8". 1st edition, 1st state (Smith II, 3). 2 volumes (xvi [i.e., x], [2], 308; vii, [1], 306, [6] pp). 6 pages of adverts conclude Volume II.. Original purplish-brown vertically-ribbed cloth with a blind decorative floral frame & gilt stamped spine lettering. Roman spine numerals.Pale yellow eps (Vol I rfep renewed).. Volumes professionally rebacked. Spine cloth sunned. Period pos to. front paste-downs. A VG set..

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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

      Robert Tyas London:: Robert Tyas,. 1842.. Royal 8vo. 10-1/8" x 6-3/8". 1st edition, BFTP (Gimbel H1153). 8 pp of text.. Period brown half sheep with marbled paper boards, eps & edges. Elaborate gilt decorated spine. Joints & tips professionally refurbished.. Rubs to marbled paper on boards. Evidence of removed bookplate.. Light to moderate foxing. A 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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        REPORT Of The DINNER GIVEN To CHARLES DICKENS, In Boston, February 1st, 1842. Reported by Thomas Gill and William English, Reporters of the Morning Post

      William Cosby and Company Boston:: William Cosby and Company,. 1842.. 12mo. 6-5/8" x 4-3/8". 1st separate appearance (BAL 8735n; Gimbel B112; Kitton, 1; Tilton, p. 560). [2], 66 pp. Dickens' speech recorded on pp. 10 - 15. Holmes' 'Song', p. 33.. Original buff printed wrappers. Custom red cloth chemise, with leather title label to spine.. Period pos [2]. Faint tide lines to text upper margin. A. respectable VG copy. Case - VG, with two bookplates ['Frank Maier' &. 'Thomas Wallace'].. This dinner was sponsored by a committee of 'Young Men of Boston', who had extended their invitation to the also young, but already famous, author before he left England. The dinner was held in Papanti's Hall, with Josiah Quincy Jr as Chair, who was ably assisted by Oliver Wendell Holmes & Nathan Hale Jr; the young James T. Fields was a guest. Also in attendance was "Josiah Quincy Sr, the president of Harvard, Washington Allston, the poet & artist; George Bancroft, the Historian, & Richard Henry Dana Jr. ... Letters were read from Prescott, Washington Irving, William Ellery Channing, Judge Story, and others, regretting their inability to be there." In his remarks, Dickens introduced the subject of International Copyright, a topic dear to his heart, if not those in attendance. This was one of the first salvos in a battle that was to rage for decades, and the local papers were not slow to respond, saying Dickens' remarks were in bad taste for a social gathering & charged him with creating a "huge dissonance". Evidently the [future prominent] Boston publisher Mr Fields thought Nevermind with respect to the copyright issue, for he is known to have written shortly thereafter, "Was there ever such a night before in our staid city?" and he would later become a staunch friend to, and publisher of, the 'Inimitable'. [cf. Johnson. DICKENS, pp. 374-376]. After the dinner, Dickens wrote Forster, "It was a most superb affair and the speaking admirable." Per Fielding, Dickens "left Boston on 5 February, with happier memories of his visit there than of anywhere else in America when four months later he returned to England." [Fielding. SPEECHES Of DICKENS. p. 22]. Scarce. Only 2 cc at auction in the past 25+ years, the last being 1998. This only the second copy we've ever been able to offer in the 20+ years we've been handling Dickens material.

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

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

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        TRAITE? SUR L?ART DE RESTAURER LES DIFFORMITES DE LA FACE, SELON LA METHODE PAR DEPLACEMENT, OU METHODE FRANCAISE .

      In-8 p. e in-4 p., 2 voll. di cui 1 di Atlante (mm. 295 x 227), mz. pelle coeva, filetti e tit. oro al dorso. Il vol. di testo è di pp. 468,(2); "mancano" 14 pp. (da 81 a 94) qui in fotocopia su carta antica. L?opera tratta: ?Des règles relatives à l?autoplastie faciale - De la chéiloplastie - De la stomatoplastie - De la rhinoplastie - De la génoplastie - De la blépharoplastie - De la restauration du sac lacrymal?. L?interessantissimo Atlante raccoglie 30 tavv. a doppia pag., ciasc. con due grandi figure litografate in chiaroscuro e due piccole al tratto nella parte inferiore (per un totale di 120 figg.) che raffigurano il viso prima e dopo l?operazione. "Edizione originale" e unica di questa rarissima opera di chirurgia estetica di Michel Serre, professore di clinica chirurgica alla Facoltà di Medicina di Montpellier. Cfr. Sallander ?Bibliotheca Walleriana?,8875. Esemplare molto ben conservato.

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        von.

      Vitterhets-försök. Aftryck för vänner och bekanta. I-II. Sthlm, C. Deleen, 1842. 8:o. (4),190,VIII + (2),176,XIV,(1) s. Lätt nött samtida mörkgrönt halvsaffianbd med blindpressad och guldornerad rygg och glättade gula snitt. Ryggen obetydligt blekt. Främre ytterfalsen med mindre spricka nedtill. Spår av maskbesök i den inre främre falsen. Inlagan genomgående lätt bruntonad i marginalerna och med enstaka småfläckar. Några småfläckar på s. 81-82 i del I. Med en handskriven dedikation till "hr. kansli rådet Myhrman" och A. von Posts exlibris.. Carl Gustaf von Brinkman (1764-1847) var ämbetsman och diplomat, liksom ledamot av både Svenska akademien och Vetenskapsakademien. Han debuterade som skönlitterär författare i Tyskland redan 1789 under pseudonymen "Selmar". På svenska framträdde han inte i vitterheten förrän i mitten av 1820-talet. Brinkman var också boksamlare och byggde upp en av de finaste boksamlingarna som funnits i Sverige. Den överläts efter hans död till Uppsala universitetsbibliotek och hans stora handskriftssamling placerades hos Trolle-Wachtmeister på Trolle-Ljungby i Skåne. Kanslirådet och fullmäktigesuppleanten i Jernkontorets direktion, Gustaf Myhrman (1780-1872), var bl.a. en av stiftarna av Götiska förbundet 1811. Han var vän med Eric Gustaf Geijer och mecenat åt Johan Niclas Byström. Hans syster var gift med Esaias Tegnér, Brinkmans vän

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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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        Plantæ Utiliores; or Illustration of Useful Plants, Employed in the Arts and Medicine. 4 vols.

      London, Whittaker & Co. 1842-1850. 4to. 4 cont. full calf. Backs with 5 raised bands, richly gilt compartments, very slight wear to backs. Gilt double line borders on covers. All edges gilt. Front hinge on Vol. 4 professionally repaired. With 260 fine hand-colored lithographed plates, all with tissue guards. (Chabot's Zinc, Skinner st.) Practically with no offsetting or foxing, clean. List of subscribers in Vol. 1., also an alphabetical index withbound. Text to all plates, pages unnumbered.. First and only edition. Very scarce in complete state as here. BMC NH. Vol. 1, p.291. has only 130 plates. Nissen 305. Pritzel 1400. "Most of the text was drawn from notes left by Miss Burnett's brother G.T.B." (The Library of the Stiftung fur Botanik, Liechtenstein. Sotheby's Sales Catalogue. 1975. No. 118)

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        Rokeby. A Poem.

      London, 1842. 216 pp. + Frontispiece. Bound in black leather. Richly gilt ornamentation on spine and boards. All edges gilt. A beautiful and clear foreedge painting showing Barnard Castle and a Fisherman.. Upper part of spine with little wear. Otherwise a fine and well-preserved copy. (Porto kr. 40,- på brevforsendelser i Danmark)

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        Mäster Humphreys klocka.

      I-II. Sthlm, L. J. Hjerta, 1842. 8:o. 96 + 97-192 + 193-288 + 289-384 + 385-480 + 481-576 + 577-617,(1 blank),1-54 + 55-150 + 151-246 + 247-342 + 343-473 s. Elva oskurna häften med tryckta omslag. Några av häftesomslagen solkiga och ngt nötta. Det bakre omslaget till häfte 1 med en reva. Häfte 1 och 3 med fuktränder, några av de övriga med spridda småfläckar.. Furuland Bibliografi över svenska skönlitterära häftesserier 1833-1851 L:126. Ingick som häfte 10-20 i 1842-43 års samling av Hjertas "Nytt läse-bibliothek". Det engelska originalet "Master Humphrey's clock" utkom veckovis 1840-41

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        Volksagen und Volkslieder aus Schwedens älterer und neuerer Zeit.

      Aus dem Schwedischen übersetzt von Dr. F. G. Ungewitter. Mit Vorwort von Ludwig Tieck. 1-3. Leipzig, Chr. C. Kollmann, 1842. 8vo. XXIV,+ 303,+ (1); VIII,+ 374,+ (1); VI,+ 258 pp. Partly uncut in contemporary half calf, gilt spines with raised bands and black labels, blue marbled paper boards. Thre volumes. From the library of Ericsberg, with the book plate of Carl Jedvard Bonde. Setterwall 243. All published of the German translation of Afzelius' "Swenska folkets sago-häfder, eller fäderneslandets historia, sådan hon lefwat och till en del ännu lefwer i sägner, folksånger och andra minnesmärken". The Swedish original was published in 11 parts, in 1839-70. The German parts corresponds to the same parts in the Swedish edition. Part three ends with the 13th-century

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        CHILDREN'S EMPLOYMENT COMMISSION. APPENDIX to First Report of Commissioners. MINES, Part I (with:) Part II. Reports and Evidence from Sub-Commissioners,

      [Commands 381, 382] ii, 886; ii, 878, 13, 41pp., 2 volumes folio, extensively illustrated both with plates and wood-engravings, fine copies in red buckram, top edges gilt, the Public Record Office copy with armorial bookplates, Presented to both Houses of Parliament by Command of Her Majesty, London, Clowes, HMSO, 1842. PHOTOGRAPHS SENT ON REQUEST. *Of all the horrors suffered by working children, it was those inherent in the mines that were the worst and captured the public imagination. The evidence gathered was of a hell-like underground world full of incessant work, depravity and vice. To a large extent this was because of the wood-engraved illustrations, unique to these Reports, which were widely reproduced. In early mines coal was brought up the surface in very primitive ways and whole families worked as a team in the mines. The father and the boys hewed the coal (cutting the coal from seams with a pick). The mother and girls 'hurried' (carried) the coal to the surface by climbing a spiral staircase with a basket, filled with coal, on their backs. It was held in place by a strap around the front of their heads. In some mines, both the coal and the miners were brought to the surface in wooden buckets which were pulled up the shaft. Sometimes the miners just had a rope to hold on to. Rope failures and mistakes with a windlass often led to miners plunging to their deaths. As these awful accidents became known, there were calls to find out just how bad conditions actual were in the mines and a commission was set up.The 1842/3 Parliamentary Committee which reported on the mines found that many workers were working in the most appalling conditions. Not only did they work very long hours, but they were also hired at very young ages. Children as young as five were used as 'trappers' to open and close underground doors in the mine to let the 'hurriers', who pulled the loaded wagons, get through. These children worked in the dark because their families were often too poor to be able to afford candles. They were in the dark for up to twelve hours each day and often had rats scurrying all over them. If they fell asleep they were beaten by the miners.The commission also found that children were employed as coal 'hurriers', pulling carts or sledges filled with coal over long distances and through very small tunnels. Girls as young as thirteen were often used for this work. The chain around their waist caused damage to their pelvic bones, distorting them and making them smaller. This often proved fatal in later life when many of them died in childbirth. "[The women] have a chain or belt about the waist, which passes between the legs of the female, and is hooked on to the wagon of coals which they pull from the place where the men work to the bottom of the shaft. I should also add, that the men in the pit work perfectly naked.." (p.h.28)

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        Talmud Babli Berachoth - Babylonischer Talmud Tractat Segenspr¸che; Compendium des Hierosolymitanischen und Babylonischen Thalmud (with) Compendium des Hierosolymitanischen und Babylonischen Thalmud. Ein Betrag zur Geschichte der Israeliten und Eine Probeschrift der zu erscheinenden deutschen Uebersetzung des ganzen Talmuds

      Published by the author Berlin Published by the author 1832-1842 First edition g 8vo. xlviii. 132pp. Blue paper covered boards. Hebrew and German title page. Printed on very high quality cotton rag paper. Introduction to the Jerusalem and Babylonian Talmud with selected translations by the German Talmudic scholar Ephraim Moses Pinner. The book covers the origins, language and authenticity of the Talmud, as well as a biography of the 2nd century sage Rabbi Shimon Bar-Yohai. Translated sections include the original Hebrew and Aramaic texts, a German translation, translation and etymology of specific words and a commentary in German following each section. Foreword by Johann Joachim Kellermann. Text in German with Gothic script, Aramaic and Hebrew. Hebrew and English signatures of previous owner on front endpapers. Serious age wear to binding, with water stains and parts missing at spine and edges. German title-page partially separated from binding, but still holding. Minor browning throughout. Overall very clean and tight. Binding in poor, book in very good condition. Talmud title-page information: "Mit deutscher Uebersetzung und den Commentaren Raschi und Tosephoth nebst den verschiendenen Verbesserungen aller fr¸heren Ausgaben. Hinzugef¸gt sind: Neue Lesarten und Parallelstellen in allen Theilen dies?es Tractates und der Commentare, Vokalisation der Mischnah, Interpunktion der Mischnah, Interpunktion der Mischnah und Gemara, Raschi und Tosephoth, Etymologie und Uebertragung der fremden W?rter, Erkl?rungen des Meharschal und Meharscha, R. Ascher mit Erl?uterung der Halachah und den abweichenden Lesarten, R. Moscheh's, Sohnes R. Maimon's, Commentar zur Mischnah mit Berichtigungen, Einleitung in den Talmud, enthaltend Grundprincipien der Methodologie und Exegetik des Talmud. Von Dr. E. M. Pinner, Membre de la SociÈtÈ Asiatique de Paris &c. &c. &c. Erster band. Berlin 1842. Eigenthum des Verfassers. (Preis 8 Rthlr. Veliupapier 10 Rthir.)" Compendium title-page information: "Ein Betrag zur Geschichte der Israeliten und Eine Probeschrift der zu erscheinenden deutschen Uebersetzung des ganzen Talmuds. Uebersetzt und erl?utert von M. Pinner, Dr. der Philosophie. Mit einer Vorrede von Johann Joachim Kellermann. Erster Band: Entstehung, Sprache, Aechtheit des Thalmud, Reden und Thaten des Rabbi Simon, des Sohnes des Jochai." Ephraim Moses Pinner was a 19th century German Talmudist and archeologist. His first work, published in 1831, the "Kizzur Talmud Yerushalmi V'Talmud Babli" was a translation of sections of both the Jerusalem and Babylonian Talmuds. This was the beginning of his larger project to produce a translation of the entire Talmud. Pinner's work took him to libraries across Eastern Europe. He even secured the aid of the anti-Jewish Czar Nicholas I and dedicated the translation to him. Only the first of the proposed 28 volumes was ever published. Besides for securing sponsorships from royalty across European, Pinner gained letters of approbation from several rabbis, none of whom lived in Russia. This was down apparently through some trickery on Pinner's part.

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        [Jerusalem from the South] April 12th, 1839

      [London: Day & Son, 1842-1849]. Tinted lithograph by Louis Haghe, coloured by hand, removed from original card. 12 3/8 x 18 7/16 inches. A fine example of David Roberts' monumental work on the Middle East: 'The Holy Land' and 'Egypt & Nubia', considered the greatest lithographically illustrated work 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) with hand- colouring (and originally 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. Cf. Abbey Travel I, 272 & II, 385; cf. Blackmer 1432; cf. Gay 2216; cf. Ibrahim-Hilmy II,p.176; cf. Lipperheide Ma 27; cf. Röhrict 1984; cf. Tobler p. 229; cf. Tooley 402.

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        Libyan Chain of Mountains, from the Temple of Luxor

      [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 5/8 inches.Card 16 1/8 x 24 1/8 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 #30)

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        Original-Ansichten der historisch merkwürdigsten Staedte in Deutschland nach der Natur aufgenommen von verschiedenen Künstlern in Stahl gestochen von E. Willmann, Louis Hoffmeister, E.E. Höfer, Joh. Poppel und anderen Künstlern. Mit einem artistisch topographischen Text.

      Ca. 27 x 23 cm. Mit gestochenem Titel, 53 Stahlstichansichten auf Tafeln und erläuternden Textseiten. Blindgeprägter Leinenband der Zeit. 3. Band. Der gestochene Titel zeigt eine Ansicht des Erzbrunnen in Prag. Die Stahlstichtafeln mit folgenden Ansichten: Prag (mit 19 Tafeln), Karlsbad (7), Teplitz (4), Eger (2), Franzensbrunn (1), Kuttenberg (3), Kolin (1), Leitmeritz 1), Tabor (1), Marienbad (3), Tübingen (1), Hohenzollern und Hechingen (1), Reutlingen (1), Gmünd (1), Tuttlingen und Honburg (1), Sigmaringen (1), Mergentheim (1), Calw (1), Helfenstein und Geißlingen (1), Regensburg (1), Darmstadt (1). Einband ausgeblichen. Rücken geplatzt. Vorderes fliegendes Vorsatzblatt fehlt. Textseiten stärker stockfleckig, Tafeln teils im Bild etwas stockfleckig, meist nur im weißen Rand. Einige Tafeln Papier gebräunt.

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        Description of an extinct lacertian reptile, Rhynchosaurus articeps (Owen). Inscribed by Owen to Henry Witham

      Cambridge, 1842. No Dust Jacket. Owen, Richard (1804-92). Description of an extinct lacertian reptile, Rhynchosaurus articeps (Owen) . . . Offprint from Transactions of the Cambridge Philosophical Society 7 (1842). [2], 355-369pp. 2 lithographed plates. Cambridge: John W. Parker. 287 x 223 mm. Original plain wrappers, spine worn, some creasing, soiling and chipping. Edges frayed, a few marginal tears in plates not affecting the images, but good to very good overall. Presentation copy, inscribed by Owen to geologist Henry Witham (1779-1844) on the title: “H. T. M. Witham, Esqr. from the Author.” Witham's signature on the front wrapper. First Edition, Offprint Issue. Owen, the foremost British paleontologist and comparative anatomist of the nineteenth century, gave in this paper the first description and classification of the fossil reptile Rhynchosaurus articeps, a species of herbivorous beaked lizard that lived during the Middle Triassic Period. Owen presented this copy to Henry Witham, a founder of the Royal Geological Society and the first English person to investigate the internal structure of fossil plants.

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