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        Notice sur l'hôpital de Guy à Londres, et sur l'hospice départemental d'aliénés d'Auxerre

      Lyon, chez Savy, 1842, , , , EDITION ORIGINALE. Communication lue par l'auteur au cours des séances de la société de médecine de Lyon les 12 novembre et 6 décembre 1841. ENVOI de l'auteur en première de couverture, au Dr Car[r]ier. Opuscule publié afin de rendre compte des avantages et des inconvénients des hôpitaux anglais, ainsi que des succès remportés à celui d'Auxerre, qu'il attribue à la loi "rendue sous l'inspiration de MM. Ferrus, Esquirol et Falret ; c'est à dire la "loi sur les aliénés" du du 30 juin 1838, dont la promulgation fut le point de départ de nombreuses études statistiques et comparatives publiées en vue d'améliorer le travail dans les maisons d'aliénés.

      [Bookseller: Librairie Alain Brieux]
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        Hamburg, vom St. Georgskirchthurm gesehen. Kolorierter Stahlstich bei C. Adler, Hamburg um 1850.

      Detailreiches kleines Blatt mit Bildgröße von 7 x 13 cm, unter Passepartout und Glas gerahmt ( Rahmenmaß: 27,5 x 33 cm ). Auf dem Blatt sind insbesondere die Fassaden von Hamburgs Neubau nach dem großen Brand von 1842 gut zu erkennen, in der Bildmitte die Binnenalster, in der Ferne die Elbe mit zahlreichen Schiffen. Guter Zustand, der Rahmen etwas bestoßen - selten - ( Pic erhältlich // webimage available )

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Friederichsen]
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        Eigenh. Brief mit U. ("Henry W. Longfellow").

      Marienberg, 5. IX. 1842. - 1¼ SS. 8vo. Mit eh. Adresse (Faltbrief) und Siegel. An den Buchhändler Karl Baedeker in Koblenz: "Dear Sir, having concluded to remain here a week or two longer, I send back the Nibelungen Lied, which I wish to have bound by Peine precisely like the other copy. He has sent back to or three Nos of the Volksbücher unbound, and No. 27 is missing. Please ask him about this; and if he cannot find No. 27 (I am quite sure I sent it with the others) be good enough to get it for me, to come by post with Michel Angelo's Sonnets, which I ordered on Sunday [.]". - Aufgrund seiner depressiven Schübe und Panikattacken hatte sich Longfellow ein halbes Jahr Urlaub von seinem Sprachlehramt in Harvard genommen, um eine Kur in der Wasserheilanstalt im ehemaligen Benediktinerkloster Marienberg bei Boppard am Rhein zu absolvieren.

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        Pauly's Real-Encyclopädie der classischen Alterthumswissenschaft in alphabetischer Ordnung. Zweite völlig umgearbeitete Auflage, hrsg. v. Wilh. Sigm. Teuffel. 6 in 8 Bänden.

      J. B. Metzler 1842-1866, Stuttgart - Gr.-8vo. Je Band ca. 1800 S. Hldr. d. Zeit m. 2 RSchildern. (OBrosch. beigebunden). An zwei Kanten unbeschnitten. Der "Ur-Pauly", Grundlage der später auf 84 Bände angewachsenen Realenzyklopädie, erschien noch in recht bescheidenem Umfang. Der erste Band, ursprünglich 1837 erschienen, in der ausführlicheren, auf 2 Bände angewachsenen Neubearbeitung von Teuffel, während die weiteren Bände keine Neubearbeitung mehr erfuhren. - Einbände berieben, kl. Fehlstellen im Leder. Kl. Name auf Vorsatz. Vereinzelt etw. stockfleckig, in Bd. 4 eine Lage in Kopie. Sonst wohlerhaltene, schöne Bände. gr.

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        L'Angélique des Alpes, livre du peuple, trésor des ménages. Ou l'art de se guérir soi-même. Notions utiles et curieuses recueilles avec soin

      Grenoble, Barnel, Août 1842, in-16, de 21 et (3) pages, exemplaire broché, Une curiosité pharmaceutique et de conseils ménagers. Ce petit fascicule, au titre métaphorique, se divise en deux parties : une "médecine domestique" classée selon les maladies éprouvées, et un manuel de trucs et astuces pour la vie de tous les jours (blanchissage économique sans l'emploi du savon, manière de rendre le vin mousseux, procédé pour conserver les fruits, matelas économiques qui durent dix ans, moyen de faire passer l'ivresse, moyen d'aller dans et de traverser une rivière sans savoir nager, recette pour ôter la rouille du fer, fontaine économique, conservation des oeufs, etc.). Nous n'avons localisé aucun exemplaire dans les fonds publics français et étrangers.

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        A Voyage Round the Coasts of Scotland and the Isles

      Adam and Charles Black, Edinburgh 1842 - First edition. Folding engraved map of Scotland by S. Hall, and 21 engraved plates. xii, 487; iv, 461, [14, ads] pp. 1 vols. 8vo. " . complete angling guide round the North of Scotland" James Wilson was the brother of Professor John Wilson, author of "Recreations of Christopher North," and professor of Natural History at Edinburgh. "This work contains an account of the various fishing stations in the Western Highlands and Islands, and describes the fish, flies, etc. It forms a complete angling guide round the North of Scotland from the Clyde to the Forth" (Westwood & Satchell). Westwood & Satchell, p. 242 Original green cloth, gilt spines. Spines faded to brown, inner hinges starting, otherwise a lovely copy. Very good Folding engraved map of Scotland by S. Hall, and 21 engraved plates. xii, 487; iv, 461, [14, ads] pp. 1 vols. 8vo [Attributes: First Edition]

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        Die Besteigung des Jungfrauhorns durch (Louis) Agassiz und seine Gefährten. Aus dem Französischen von C(arl) Vogt.

      Solothurn, Verlag von Jent und Gassmann 1842 - 8°. 96 S. Mt einer lithografierten Tafel mit 3 Ansichten als Frontispiz von Nicolet et Jeanjaquet, Neuchâtel und einer mehrfach gefalteten lithografierten Karte. Schlichte Broschur um 1920 mit handschriftlichen Deckeltitel. Wäber 137. - vgl. Perret 21 (für die franz. Originalausgabe) - Erste deutsche Ausgabe. Erschien 1841 als Artikel der Zeitschrift "Bibliothèque Universell" und als Separatdruck unter dem abweichenden Titel "L'ascension de la Jungfrau, effectuée le 28 août 1841 par MM Agassiz, Forbes, du Chatelier et Desor, précédée du récit de leur traversée de la Mer de Glace, du Grimsel à Viesch en Valais" - Übersetzer der Schrift und Verfasser der 20seitigen Einleitung war der Carl Vogt, der, wie auch Eduard Desor als Flüchtling aus Deutschland in die Schweiz kam. Die Besteigung der Jungfrau war, aus der Sicht von Agassiz, ein eigentlich nebensächliches Ereignis seiner Gletscherforschungen die er zusammen mit Desor und einigen Gehilfen auf dem Unteraargletscher durchführte und die unter dem Titel "Geologische Alpenreisen" von Vogt übersetzt, 1846 erschienen. - Fliegender Vorsatz mit Stempel des Schweiz.Alpinen Museum. Als Doublette ausgeschieden. Schwach stockfleckig. Die häufig fehlende Karte etwas knitterig.

      [Bookseller: Daniel Thierstein]
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        Voyage en Islande et au Groenland publié par ordre du Roi sous la direction de M. Paul Gaimard. Atlas historique.

      

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        THIS INDENTURE, Made the Second day of March in the year of our Lord one thousand eight Hundred and Forty Two atKemptville in the District of Johnstown in the Province of Canada: -Between: Bethiah White, widow of the late James White of Kemptville,Yeoman, Charlotte Fenton, wife of Nathaniel Fenton of Kemptville,innkeeper, and Andrew Snyder of Edwardsburg, yeoman of the one part: andBrian McDermott of Fitzroy , in the District of Bathurst, yeoman. thatcertain tracts or parcels of lands and premises, situated lying andbeing in the Township of Fitzroy, being composed of Lot Number Elevenin the Tenth Concession of said Township of Fitzroy. [detailedhandwritten description of land]. containing by measurement twohundred acres more or less. [exten

      Kemptville. 1842. - Large printed and manuscript paperdocument, 40x 50cm. (16" x 20"), printed with handwritten entries,folded in sixths, some slight text loss, expertly restored, fine. Fitzroy Township was first settled around 1824. A "Jno. McDermott" isnoted in the Belden Atlas of 1879 as having 200 acres east of the Villageof Fitzroy Harbor. On the verso of the document is a hand-written codicildated 1852: "County of Carleton Registry Office. I do hereby certify thata Memorial of the written deed of bargain and sale attested before me byJohn McDermott of the Township of Litchfield formerly of Fitzroy,Yeoman, was duly recorded in this office .".

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        A Treatise on Some of the Insects of New England, which are Injurious to Vegetation

      John Owen, Cambridge 1842 - Octavo (25cm.); publisher's black cloth, gilt-lettered spine; [4],459pp. Cloth a bit rubbed, spine crown pulled, rear endpaper quite browned, stock extremities foxed, else Very Good or better. Oft-reprinted monograph by the noted entomologist and botanist. SABIN 30524. Provenance: Contemporary engraved armorial ownership bookplate of Boston Brahmin businessman John Amory Lowell (1798-1881) featuring his coat of arms: the rather felangist hand holding three downwardly pointing arrows, the traditional stag's head replaced by an urn, and the Latin "Occasionem Cognosce." Laid in is a pencil sketch on onionskin of the bookplate, though possibly a sketch made by the later owner, John Lowell, Jr., whose 1946 ownership inscription is on the front free endpaper. [Attributes: First Edition]

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        Paralipomeni Della Batracomiomachia

      Baudry, Parigi 1842 - Paralipomeni della Batracomiomachia. Parigi, Libreria Europea di Baudry, 1842. In 8vo, brossura originale giallina, pp. 137. Edizione originale autentica, col foglio finale di avvisi editoriali che manca nelle successive contraffazioni. Minimi difetti alle copertine, fioriture, ma buon esemplare completamente intonso. Assai raro. Translated info: Size: 8vo

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        Physiologie Complète du Rébus. Ouvrage Illustré Par 800 petites Figures, Et rédigé

      Chez Delarue, Paris - N.d., circa 1842. 12mo. 15 by 10 cm. 169, [1], [10] pp. Each page is printed with a decorative frame. Throughout are woodcut vignettes. This is a visual dictionary of sorts -- one geared to solving rebus puzzles. Besides these pictograms, the diminutive book comes with a history of rebuses and plenty of examples and instructions on how to solve these often tricky puzzlers. In addition, there is a two page section on the manual alphabet used in sign language. To our knowledge, this is a most unusual reference, the only one of which we are aware to aid in the solution of rebuses, and it is also quite scarce. Scattered foxing. Spine cracked but still holding. [Attributes: Soft Cover]

      [Bookseller: White Fox Rare Books, ABAA/ILAB]
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        "Journal of a Whaling Voyage to the Pacific Ocean on Board the Eliza L. B. Jenney. FairHaven, John Church Master, 1842."

      Folio, 131 pages of manuscript entries. Pioneer oceanographer Matthew Fontaine Maury based much of his work on information gleaned from ship's logs. There was a huge cache of them at the Navy's Depot of Charts and Instruments where he worked while forming his theories. He supplemented this knowledge by distributing, then collecting, pre-printed journals from ship captains and, supposedly, by transcribing information from journals of American whaling captains, who were by far the most traveled sailors on the planet. I've seen examples of the pre-printed journals, but I've never seen any evidence of Maury working with whaling journals... Until now. Written twice on the front blanks of this journal are the words, "Copied for M. F. Maury." Reading through the journal we can see why it was of use to Maury. Position and weather conditions are meticulously recorded, often with ocean conditions noted as well. The "Eliza L. B. Jenney" was a 381 ton ship built in Fairhaven in 1842. This was her maiden voyage, and it was a successful one, returning 2400 sperm (The tabulation at the back of this journal shows a total of 2491 bbl. It also notes the amount of oil each whale yielded, and where and when it was caught. This sort of information must have been especially valuable to Maury as he compiled his famous "Whale Chart.") The journal keeper was probably Hiram Luther, 1st mate, who identifies himself by writing, on October 28, 1843, "This day I am 38 years of age. May the lord in mercy preserve me through this voyage and return me to my native home." The journal keeper occasionally skips a day, but this is a complete account of a four-year whaling cruise on the west coast of South America. Maury's "Wind and Current Chart of the North Atlantic" was published in 1847, and "Physical Geography of the Sea" in 1855. So the journal fits well within that time frame. Aside from the Maury connection this journal also has the advantage of being accompanied by scholarly notes, genealogy, and a complete transcription made in 2003. The writing is something of a scrawl, but is legible, and the book is in excellent condition, securely bound in original half calf over marbled boards with "Journal Whaling Voyage" in gold lettering on the backstrip.

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        THE DANUBE: Its History, Scenery, and Topography.

      Virtue and Co., London 1842 - 4to., iv, 236pp., illustrated with portrait frontispiece, engraved vignette title page, 80 steel engravings, and text illustrations. Bound in full morocco, with boards decorated with floral pattern in blind. Shortened title in gilt on spine. Blue stained end papers. a.e.g. A bit of glue residue on the front board. Hinges starting. Mild rubbing to the boards. Some finger soiling, with light scattered browning. All engravings have their tissue guard. A Very Good copy. ****No date on title page, 1842 on the engraved title page.*** [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Gaeta dai Cappuccini del Borga

      Napoli 1842 - Veduta di Gaeta e Formia. Incisione in rame, colorata a mano, in ottimo stato di conservazione. Rara. Copperplate with later hand color, in good conditions. Dimensioni 337 235mm

      [Bookseller: Libreria Antiquarius]
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        Péhriska-Rúhpa. [A Minatarre or Big-Bellied Indian]

      [Paris, Coblenz and London 1842 - Hand-coloured aquatint engraving by Paul Legrand after Bodmer, state with three figures in the background, blindstamp, issue without imprint line or English sub-title. There are two distinct states of this image: one with three small figures in the mid-ground to the right of the main figure, and a second where these figures have been removed This powerful portrait of Péhriska-Rúhpa ('Two Ravens') presents the warrior and chief of the Hidatsa as a figure of great dignity. He adopts an attitude that would have been familiar to all men of power and rank, his worth displayed symbolically in his clothing and adornment. His shirt is trimmed with bands of bright yellow quillwork, elaborately fringed with ermine, locks of human hair and dyed horsehair. He wears a striped woolen breechclout and quilled leggings of deer skin. Around his neck is a necklace of bear claws, fastened to an otter-skin band and spaced with blue and white beads. Symbols of great wealth, these necklaces were made from the foreclaws of grizzly bears, preferably from animals taken in the spring when the claws were large comparatively unworn and showing white tips. A decorated buffalo robe over one shoulder and arm, Péhriska-Rúhpa holds his decorated pipe in the crook of his other arm. This is one of Bodmer's masterpieces of portraiture, and was carried out during the travellers' winter stop-over at Fort Clark in 1833-1834 Karl Bodmer's images show great versatility and technical virtuosity and give us a uniquely accomplished and detailed picture of a previously little understood (and soon to vanish) way of life. Swiss-born Bodmer was engaged by Prince Maximilian zu Wied-Neuwied (1782-1867) specifically to provide a record of his travels in North America, principally among the Plains Indians. In the company of David Dreidoppel (Prince Maximilian's servant and hunting companion), their travels in North America were to last from 1832 to 1834. Well-armed with information and advice, the party finally left St.Louis, on the most important stage of their travels, aboard the steamer Yellow Stone on April 10 1833. They proceeded up the treacherous Missouri River along the line of forts established by the American Fur Company. At Bellevue they encountered their first Indians, then went on to make contact with the Sioux tribe, learning of and recording their little known ceremonial dances and powerful pride and dignity. Transferring from the Yellow Stone to another steamer, the Assiniboin, they continued to Fort Clark, visiting there the Mandan, Mintari and Crow tribes, then the Assiniboins at Fort Union, the main base of the American Fur Company. On a necessarily much smaller vessel they journeyed through the extraordinary geological scenery of that section of the Missouri to Fort Mackenzie in Montana, establishing a cautious friendship with the fearsome Blackfeet. From this, the westernmost point reached, it was considered too dangerous to continue and the return journey downstream began. The winter brought its own difficulties and discomforts, but Bodmer was still able to execute numerous studies of villages, dances and especially the people, who were often both intrigued and delighted by his work. The portraits are particularly notable for their capturing of individual personalities, as well as forming a primary account of what were to become virtually lost cultures. Graff 4648; Howes M443a; Pilling 2521; Sabin 47014; Wagner-Camp 76:1.

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        "Journal of a Whaling Voyage to the Pacific Ocean on Board the Eliza L. B. Jenney. FairHaven, John Church Master, 1842."

      Folio, 131 pages of manuscript entries. Pioneer oceanographer Matthew Fontaine Maury based much of his work on information gleaned from ship's logs. There was a huge cache of them at the Navy's Depot of Charts and Instruments where he worked while forming his theories. He supplemented this knowledge by distributing, then collecting, pre-printed journals from ship captains and, supposedly, by transcribing information from journals of American whaling captains, who were by far the most traveled sailors on the planet. I've seen examples of the pre-printed journals, but I've never seen any evidence of Maury working with whaling journals... Until now. Written twice on the front blanks of this journal are the words, "Copied for M. F. Maury." Reading through the journal we can see why it was of use to Maury. Position and weather conditions are meticulously recorded, often with ocean conditions noted as well. The "Eliza L. B. Jenney" was a 381 ton ship built in Fairhaven in 1842. This was her maiden voyage, and it was a successful one, returning 2400 sperm (The tabulation at the back of this journal shows a total of 2491 bbl. It also notes the amount of oil each whale yielded, and where and when it was caught. This sort of information must have been especially valuable to Maury as he compiled his famous "Whale Chart.") The journal keeper was probably Hiram Luther, 1st mate, who identifies himself by writing, on October 28, 1843, "This day I am 38 years of age. May the lord in mercy preserve me through this voyage and return me to my native home." The journal keeper occasionally skips a day, but this is a complete account of a four-year whaling cruise on the west coast of South America. Maury's "Wind and Current Chart of the North Atlantic" was published in 1847, and "Physical Geography of the Sea" in 1855. So the journal fits well within that time frame. Aside from the Maury connection this journal also has the advantage of being accompanied by scholarly notes, genealogy, and a complete transcription made in 2003. The writing is something of a scrawl, but is legible, and the book is in excellent condition, securely bound in original half calf over marbled boards with "Journal Whaling Voyage" in gold lettering on the backstrip.

      [Bookseller: Ten Pound Island Book Co.]
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        Autograph Letter signed, to Nathaniel Ingersoll Bowditch

      New Haven, 1842. 2pp. on recto and verso of the first leaf, with conjugate leaf addressed on verso. 1 vols. 4to. Soiled and stained, a few cellotape repairs, small piece torn away from conjugate address leaf. 2pp. on recto and verso of the first leaf, with conjugate leaf addressed on verso. 1 vols. 4to. Silliman (1779-1864), the pioneering American scientist and founder of THE AMERICAN JOURNAL OF SCIENCE AND THE ARTS, writes "I did not expect to trouble you to acknowledge my small pamphlet but I am gratified that it is approved by you." Silliman continues at length regarding the illness of "our much valued friend, Mrs. Jackson. ...In rising from the oblivion of a fever, perhaps it was not a very unnatural delusion that the friends whom she has ceased to see about her - were dead ..." The "Mrs. Jackson" referred to is probably the wife of James Jackson, M.D., co-founder, along with Bowditch, of Massachusetts General Hospital.

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        [DUMONT D'URVILLE] Vincendon-Dumoulin : autograph letter signed, to Casimir Gide, circa 1842

      Single sheet, octavo, manuscript in brown ink, written on one side only, undated but probably 1842, a note from the hydrographer Vincendon-Dumoulinto Dumont d'Urville's publisher, Casimir Gide, suggesting an amendment to one of the maps in the fourth volume of Dumont d'Urville's Voyage au Pôle Sud (Vincendon-Dumoulin was the editor of the work, published in 24 volumes between 1842 and 1854): "Si la carte du 4ème volume (iles Viti) n'et pas tirée, nous y ferons ajouter un nom d'ile qui est désignée dans la narration. C'est une omission de peu d'importance et qui, dans tous les cas, ne fera pas grand bruit si on ne peut plus la réparer"; signed Dumoulin; the note closes with "Salut et amitié à MM. Gide et Beadry"; original folds; clean and legible. Vincendon-Dumoulin sailed with Dumont d'Urville to the Antarctic and the Pacific on the second voyage of theAstrolabe(1837-40). He was responsible for drawing the first map ofAdélie Land. After the expedition, he acted as the principal editor ofVoyage au Pôle Sud.

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        Journal of an exploring tour beyond the Rocky Mountains, under the direction of the A.B.C.F.M. in the years 1835, '36, and '37; containing a description of the geography, geology, climate, productions. and the numbers, manners, and customs of the natives: with a map of Oregon Territory

      Mack, Andrus, & Woodruff [etc.], Ithaca, N.Y. 1842 - Third edition (first published 1838), 8vo, pp. 408; folding frontispiece map of the Oregon Territory dated 1838, plus 1 engraved plate; original blindstamped brown cloth lettered in gilt on spine; moderate wear, slight chipping at extremities, minor foxing; map slightly miscreased; all else very good and sound copy. Howes P-89: The map is "earliest showing accurately the Oregon interior ? Parker accompanied a fur-trading party, in 1835, from Council Bluffs to Walla Walla." Forbes 1120: "After arriving at the Columbia River and exploring Oregon and Washington, Parker joined the barque Columbia headed for the Hawaiian Islands in June 1836 ? Parker was invited to stay at the Binghams. He describes Honolulu at some length ? visited Waikiki ? later went to Ewa, Wialua, and Kaneohe, and has brief remarks on resident missionaries at each station?" [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Anatomie et physiologie du système nerveux de l'homme et des animaux vertébrés; ouvrage contenant des observations pathologiques relatives au système nerveux et des expériences sur les animaux des classes supérieures

      Fortin, Masson, Paris 1842 - ____ Première édition, rare. Renferme "un exposé analytique et raisonné de ce qu'on a écrit, jusqu'à nos jours, de plus important sur l'anatomie et la physiologie du système nerveux. Nous nous sommes imposés la tâche longue et difficile de soumettre les opinions d'autrui au contrôle des expériences et de l'observation, puis de comparer les résultats de nos propres recherches à ceux qu'avaient obtenus nos devanciers." François Achille Longet y ajoute le résultat de ses remarquables études sur les fonctions de la moëlle épinière et l'innervation du larynx. Illustré par 8 planches dépliantes en lithographie. "François Achille Longet, a noted Parisian physician and physiologist, performed many experiments on different animals and supported Flourens's thesis that the hemispheres lacked a motor finction." Garrison, MacHenry, History of neurology 215. Accroc à une coiffe, mais bon exemplaire. Heirs of Hippocrates 1770. *-------*. 2 volumes in-8. [209 x 132 mm] Collation : VIII, 942 pp., 4 pl. /(4), 698 pp., 4 pl. Demi-basane brune, dos orné. (Reliure de l'époque.).

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        [NEW ZEALAND] Letter to an early Hutt River settler, Dr. Relph, from his sister in England, 1842

      Entire letter, single sheet folding to form [4] sides, quarto, neatly written manuscript in ink on 3 sides (cross written on the last page), headed 'Enford, near Chippenham, July 10th 1842', addressed to 'My dear Brother'; signed at the foot 'Your only affectionate and sincerely attached Sister, Harriet Eleanor Silcock'; outer side with address panel, to 'Mr. H.B. Relph, Surgeon &c., Petoni, nr. Wellington, Port Nicholson, New Zealand', with 'PAID 15 JY 1842' in red, 'CHIPPENHAM JY 15 1842' in black, 'SHIP LETTER / LONDON / JULY 16 1842' in red, and 'WELLINGTON / NEW ZEALAND FE 1 1843' in black; remnants of red wax seal with tiny perforation; the letter is complete and in fine condition. Dr. H.B. (Humphry) Relph, a native of Enford in Wiltshire, arrived at Port Nicholson on 14 November 1840 as a cabin passenger on the Martha Ridgeway. This vessel was only the twelfth emigrant ship to reach Port Nicholson, and it brought out the news that the name of the new settlement was to be changed from Britannia to Wellington. Relph settled at Petoni in the Hutt Valley, and is mentioned in Charles Heaphy's Narrative of a Residence in Various Parts of New Zealand (London, 1842, p.75) as one of the 'gentlemen [who] were engaged in clearing land and cultivating' in 'the Valley of the Hutt'. An advertisement for his services as 'Surgeon accoucheur' (obstetric surgeon) at Petoni was placed in the New Zealand Gazette and Wellington Spectator on 6 March 1841; in the 22 December 1841 edition of the same newspaper, Relph's witness statements feature prominently in a report on the inquest into the death of Archibald Milne at Petoni. The letter we offer here was carried on the ship Thomas Sparkes, which arrived at Wellington on January 31 1843. (An account of this voyage by passenger J. Hursthouse is held in the Alexander Turnbull Library, MS HUR 1841-3). It was written by Relph's sister, Harriet, who had married into a local Wiltshire family, the Silcocks. Their widowed mother had also recently married Harriet's father-in-law: the close knit Relph and Silcock families jointly owned an iron foundry under the company name Silcock and Relph, at Langley Burrell, near Chippenham, Wiltshire. Reference to the foundry, as well as to their mother's marriage, is made in Harriet's letter, which is in reply to Relph's letter received in March, 1841. Harriet's missive is full of family and local news. A deeply religious person, she is deeply concerned that no letter has been received from Humphry since March, and she includes her and her husband's prayers for her brother, also directing him to read certain hymns in the hymn book she had evidently given him before he departed for New Zealand. Note: A typed transcript of the letter, made by a previous owner, may be viewed in the images in this listing.

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        A chart of the world on Mercator's projection.

      [Reduced from the large chart by John Purdy]. London : Richard Holmes Laurie, 9th Jan. 1842. Engraved map with original hand colouring, dissected and laid on linen, cloth covers, 660 x 995 mm; collection label of A.C. Papineau (1828-1913), Canadian judge and historian; fine condition. A highly detailed chart of the world showing numerous routes of the maritime explorers; the three voyages of Cook; Vancouver; Biscoe; La perouse; Boulton; Phipps; Ross and Parry and others; with many detailed historical notes on first discoveries etc. A rare edition of Purdy's map reduced from the larger format version published in the early nineteenth century. This edition shows Texas as a republic. (The Republic of Texas existed between 1836 and 1845, when it joined the United States). No other copy located.

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        Map of a section of Wayne County, NC]

      Manuscript 1842 - This 5x6" map seems to be of a 770 acre parcel south of Goldsboro, NC, in Wayne County. There are several old tears at the folds. Good condition. +++Back when I had an open shop I would occasionally have surveyor customers who would come in after hauling themselves back to our civilization, telling stories of doing some re-survey of some piece of land in the out-yonder and finding old heart of pine stakes from a 19th c survey still in place and just very slightly off from where the modern surveying tools would place them. These guys held these earlier surveyors in high regard, as they did hard work and did it very well, using relatively rudimentary tools (optics, chains, measures) in sometimes very difficult conditions and doing a splendid job of it. These stories came to mind just this afternoon again while cataloging an 1842 manuscript map made by Britton Hood, Jr., who was the son of a surveyor Hood Sr. who worked through the late 18th c and into the middle 19th. The family was in Wayne County, and it looks as though the son stayed their, at least according to a hint or two on this map. Although the location is not identified the major feature is, and the "Cabin Branch" of the map may be the "Cabin Branch" creek that is south-central Wayne County, south of Goldsboro. The very attractive part of this map of course are the landmarks used by the surveyor, and as is very often in these cases, the "landmarks" tend to be simple trees and stumps and such. Of course is you identify a starting place and base all of the landmarks upon that, then virtually anything can be used, so long as it is referenced to something. +++ Some of the then-essential and now-delightful boundary markers for Hood's 770-acre survey include:Maple at the fork of the branch; stake at the turn of the branch; pine at the west edge of the swamp; large cypress at the edge of the swamp; through the meander of the Rockish (?) Creek; Lightwood stump; small pine; pine; large dead pine; stake; pine at the prong of the NW branch; and of course a pine, pine, and small pine, among other things.

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        Burg Grubenhagen.

      - Lithographie v. A. Klingenberg n. W. Kretschmer b. Oehme & Müller in Braunschweig, 1842, 28,5 x 24

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        ALS. To Aaron Vail Esq. Chargé d'affaires of the U.S., Madrid. About Consular business to a subordinate in Madrid while he was en route there as U.S. Minister to Spain (18342-1846)

      Birmingham, 1842. 4to. Old folds. 4to.

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        The Auckland Times. Tempora mutantur Nos Non mutamur in illis. Vol. 1 Tuesday November 8 1842 No. 17

      Auckland : Printed (In a Mangle) and Published by Henry Falwasser, Sole Editor and Proprietor, 1842. Large folio sheet, 2 leaves (integral), printed recto only, in a variety of printing types on a washing mangle; subscriber's (?) names 'Mr. & Mrs Sim' in brown ink beneath the masthead; tear to blank corner of initial leaf; original fold lines with some mild discoloration. An exceptionally rare copy of this curious publication, one of New Zealand's pioneering newspapers. The issue of November 8 1842 is not held in the Alexander Turnbull Library. Dating from the early phase of British settlement, prior to the first Colonial Parliament (1853), The Auckland Times was owned and edited by Henry Falwasser. The first issue was printed by Moore at the Government Printing Press and issued on September 5 1842. After only a few issues having been printed at the Press, the acting Governor, Lieutenant Shorland, prevented Falwasser from having use of the Press. Falwasser's resourcefulness, however, allowed him to continue publishing. He collected all the old printing type that he could find, and by employing an old washing mangle continued to print the weekly paper in his own house, using coarse, spongy paper. The result was a crude, yet ultimately effective production that used an astonishing variety of typefaces and depth of impressions. What had started life as a newspaper whose intention was to be uncontroversial and not to take political sides now became a voice of dissent against the Governor's perceived attempts to stifle an independent press. Over the ensuing months, until the last of the Mangle newspapers was issued on 13 April 1843, Falwasser was able to refine his printing technique to some extent, improving the quality of the newspaper. The copy we offer here is from one of the earliest Mangle editions. "There can be no better proof that Falwasser was a man of determination than his initial decision to launch his paper in August 1842. After all, in the previous thirteen months Auckland's first two newspapers had come to grief - virtually killed, let it be said, by the hostility of Governor Hobson's officials who had a morbid fear of Press criticism. Perhaps Falwasser thought his paper would survive where its predecessors expired because he was determined to steer clear, as best he could, of politics. In his first issue he laid down his policy as editor. Though the Auckland Times would 'exercise the irrepressible POWER OF TRUTH' it would 'be untrammelled by any party' since 'dissensions in our infant community can only hinder our progress'. But quickly the Times was driven into opposition to officialdom. You will easily understand why if you appreciate that Falwasser had hoped to buy up the plant and press of the recently defunct Auckland Standard. However the Government forbade him to. In an early editorial Falwasser bitterly denounced what he believed was a Government attempt to destroy the liberty of the Press by monopolising all printing plants in the capital ... Copies of the Times are rare: but preserved in the Auckland Public Library are isolated numbers which show the typographical ingenuity of Falwasser. Some issues have a curious patchwork appearance. As one set of type was used up, Falwasser would work his way through his assortments of founts: canon, Baskerville, non-pareil, brevier, italics, Gothic and so on. One particular letter was in very short supply. This was the lower-case 'k'. So ; Falwasser made do as best he could, using capitals, Gothics, even German text. And when no 'k' of any sort was left, Falwasser represented his 'k' by leaving a gap. The effect was quaintly hilarious. Falwasser laughed, it seems, at his own efforts, for he was not a pompous man. All the early issues bore the imprint 'Printed in a mangle and Published by Henry Falwasser; at the Mangle, Chancery Street'. Yet he also believed he had been enabled by his 'ponderous revolver' - as he once called his mangle - to 'strike a blow at would-be despotism'. 'We consider our mangle an ingenious and honorable triumph over as contemptible and sneaking an attempt to stifle the press as was ever perpetrated.' As time went by, Falwasser gathered fresh type from odd quarters. So the appearance of the Times improved. But it went into recess on 13 April 1843. later in the year, Phoenix-like, it rose again, using up-to-date type and plant imported from Sydney. The Times continued until 17 January 1846. A week later Falwasser died. It's somehow fitting that the Mangle newspaper and its spirited proprietor should quit the Auckland scene together." (Russell Stone,  Associate Professor of History at the University of Auckland. Originally published in Art New Zealand 4, February / March 1977)

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        ANNALI DI LIVORNO DALLA SUA ORIGINE SINO ALL'ANNO DI GESU' CRISTO 1840. Colle notizie riguardanti i luoghi più notevoli antichi e moderni dei suoi contorni. 1842-1856.

      Giulio Sardi, 1842. Prima edizione. Opera completa in quattro volumi. Cm.24,4x15,7. Pg.X, 430; 570; 552; 732, XL. Legatura coeva in mz.pelle con titoli e fregi in oro al dorso. Una tavola in grande formato con una doppia pianta della città di Livorno. In fine al quarto volume è aggiunto l'"Indice ragionato degli Annali di Livorno", redatto a cura di Cesare Caporali (Livorno, Sardi, 1856), Sono unite solo due delle tre tavole fuori testo in grande formato, rispettivamente al terzo e al quarto volume. Esemplare da studio, completo nel testo, che presenta bruniture diffuse e numerose chiose e sottolineature ad inchiostro. La legatura del quarto volume è diversa rispetto agli altri. Fondamentale studio di storia livornese. > Lozzi, 2299 "Raro. L'opera non va oltre all'epoca XVI colle relative annotazioni, ossia sino agli anni 1737. Molto difficile a trovarla completa per le molte vicende a cui l'impressione andò soggetta". "Mostra Editoria Livornese" (Casa della Cultura, Maggio 1964), 625. Codice libreria 129796.

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        Die Privilegien der kaiserl. königl. landesfürstlichen Stadt Radkersburg in Untersteyer, nebst einer kurzgefaßten Geschichte und Beschreibung dieser Stadt, ihrer Merkwürdigkeiten und Umgebungen.

      Radkersburg, Alois Weitzinger, 1842. 8°. Mit einer Holzschn.-Abbildung (Titel verso) u. einem lithogr. Stadtplan. VIII, 168 S., OKart. Erstausgabe; ohne die sechs Tafeln, die diesem Handexemplar nie beigebunden waren. - Der Holzschnitt mit einer Abbildung des ältesten Stadtsiegels von 1418. - Durchschossenes (interfoliiertes) Handexemplar des Verfassers mit zahlr., tlw. umfangreichen Ergänzungen u. Anmerkungen sowie einigen Korrekturen. Titel verso mit dem mont. lithogr. Namensschildchen Hofrichters. - Umschlag berieben u. bestoßen. Unteres Kapital m. Fehlstelle. Innendeckel m. altem Namensstempel. Ecken etw. bestoßen. Gebräunt u. stockfleckig. - Schlossar 212. Versand D: 12,00 EUR Radkersburg, Die Privilegien der kaiserl. königl. landesfürstlichen Stadt Radkersburg in Untersteyer, nebst einer kurzgefaßten Geschichte und Beschreibung dieser Stadt, ihrer Merkwürdigkeiten und Umgebungen, Bad Radkersburg, Steiermark, Slowenien, Untersteiermark, Handexemplar, Manuskripte

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        Cakes and Ale (2 Volumes)

      London: How & Parsons, 1842. First Edition. Three Quarter Leather. Fine. Cruikshank, George. 322, [2] ads, 316 pp. 12mo. Burgundy leather spines and corners, spine leather on each volume has faded slightly to brown. Five raised bands to spine, gold embossed tooling to bands, titles, and date at base of each volume, marbled insets to each volume, matching marbled endpapers. Bound by Bartlett of Boston. Original cover cloth and spine bound in at rear of each volume. Red silk ribbon markers. George Cruikshank illustration to title page and frontispiece of each volume.

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        Alter Jungfernstieg von Giovanoly gesehen. Doppeltondruck von Wilhelm Heuer mit ornamentaler Bordüre um 1858 ( Aus: Hamburg und seiner Umgebungen, Blatt 61 ).

      Gassmann, Hamburg - Bildmaß der Darstellung: 15,6 x 23,2 cm ( Höhe x Breite), alt unter Glas gerahmt ( Rahmenmaß: 31,5 x 38 cm ): Auf dem Blatt erscheint die St. Petrikiche noch ohne Turm ( als Folge des Hamburger Brandes von 1842 ). Zwischen den Bäumen der Turm der St. Jacobi-Kirchturm, vorn der alte Alsterpavillon von 1834. ( vergleiche hierzu im Werkverzeichnis Heuers von Salomon die Werkverzeichnisnummer 61a , FH ) Das Blatt gleichmäßig leicht gebräunt, minimal fleckig. - selten - ( Das Pic leider mit Blitzlichtreflexion ) ( Pic erhältlich // webimage available )

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        Encampment of Piekann Indians

      1842. BODMER, Karl. Encampment of Piekann Indians, Near Fort McKenzie on the Muscleshell River. Philadelphia: Daniel Rice and James G. Clark, circa 1842. Folio (measures 20-1/2 by 14 inches), mounted and matted. $1800.Early printing of Bodmer's 43rd plate made during his travels into the “deep west” with Baron Braunsberg, Prince Maximilian, in June 1833, finely hand-colored.The print depicts the three tribes of the Blackfeet at McKenzie on the Marias River, erroneously identified as the Muscleshell River in McKenney and Hall. “These three hard-riding, maraudering, and treacherous tribes were the Huns of the plains. War was their god and they broke as many treaties as the white man. The Piegans [Piekanns] were the most congenial of the three tribes” (Horan, 354). Bright, clean lithograph with a few small closed tears. A lovely print.

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        Dir. Gedichte von Heinrich Vogeler, Worpswede.

      4to. Mit Illustrationen u. Buchschmuck des Autors. 32 nn. Bl. (2 weiß). OHpgt. m. farbigen Überzugspapieren u. Deckelschild. 2 unbeschnittene Büttenkanten. Buntpapiervorsätze. Sarkowski 1842. - Erste Ausgabe der ersten Veröffentlichung Heinrich Vogelers, der hier ein Gesamtkunstwerk aus einer Hand erschuf mit den Gedichten, den Illustrationen, Buchschmuck und Gesamtausstattung des Bandes. - Bei Schuster und Loeffler, Berlin auf Inselbütten gedruckt. Ein Jahr später erschien eine Titelauflage mit der Angabe Insel-Verlag. - Einband besonders an den Kanten berieben u. fleckig gebräunt. Tintenschrift auf dem Vorblatt "Weihnacht 1899". Im Buchblock sauber u. wohlerhalten.

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        An Encyclopaedia of Architecture, Historical, Theoretical, and Practical.

      Longman, Brown, Green, London 1842 - pp xii, 1089, [32]. Early green half calf with red titling piece. Illustrations, small split on bottom back hinge. A handsome copy. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Dir. Gedichte.

      Sarkowski 1842. Vorsatz, Vortitel, Titel, Rahmen und Vignetten von Heinrich Vogeler. Original-Halbpergamentband ohne Pag., auf unbeschnittenem Insel Bütten, gr. 8. Erstausgabe. Sehr frisches Exemplar. Insel-Verlag, Inselverlag, Buchkunst, Bibliophilie, Pressendrucke, Vorzugsausgabe

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        The Miser's Daugher

      Ainsworth's Magazine, London 1842 - The 1842 true 1st edition in book form of Ainsworth's "The Miser's Daughter", extracted from "Ainsworth's Magazine". Complete with George Cruikshank's 20 wonderful engraved plates. Full tan polished calf boards (and signed) by Riviere. 5 raised bands, leather title and author labels, fine gilt-tooled decoration to the compartments. Clean and tight and VG+. Octavo, 418 pgs. Top-edge gilt and fine decorative gilt-bordering along the pastedowns. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Soft Cover]

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        Großherzogthum Baden Zunft-District Kleinlaufenburg . Meister-Brief, ausgestellt am 18. Oktober 1856, mit Siegel, im oberen Teil grosse Gesamtansicht von Laufenburg am Rhein ( D + CH )

      Blatt Gr. H 35 x B 40 cm - (guter Zustand, unter Glas gerahmt mit Passepartout) 1 Bl. S. mit 1 Lithographie gezeichnet von C. Gerspacher, Säckingen 1842 (Grösse der Text lautet: Der Vorstand der 2. Vereinszunft in Kleinlaufenburg bezeugt hiermit das Baptiste Meier von K.burg am heutigen Tage in unseren Zunftverband als Meister auf- und angenommen sei, und zwar in Folge dernach vorgelegten Wanderbuche und Professionszeugnisse gesezlich zurü(c)k gelegten Wanderjahre, und des zur vollkommenen Zufriedenheit der Zunftvorsteher gefertigten Meisterstückes, sowie der hinzu ertheilten Ermächtigung des Grossh. Bad. des. Amtes No 24, 9. 5. 9 vom 5ten Nov. d. J. diese Meisterurkunde . zur ungehinderten Ausübung seines Gewerbes hiermit ausgestellt. ( Schiffsleute und Flösser , Flößer, Flösserei / Fischer, Fischerzunft )

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        Die Natur in Bildern. Ein belehrendes und unterhaltendes Bilderbuch zum Behufe einer naturgemäßen Entwicklung und Bildung des Verstandes und Gemüthes der Kinder. 2 Tle. in 1 Bd. Stuttgart, Hallberger, 1842. VIII, 52 S.; 2 Bll., 92 S. Mit 28 kolor. lithogr. Tafeln. 4°. Neuer Hlwd. mit goldgepr. RSch.

       1842 Doderer/Müller, 60-62; Pressler 56; Wegehaupt I, 1688.- Seltene erste Ausgabe.- In der Tradition des Orbis Pictus gestaltetes Anschauungswerk, das für die Auffassung von Anschauungswerken in der Romantik und im Biedermeier als stellvertretend gilt.- Mit insgesamt 355 liebevoll kolorierten Abbildungen.- Stellenweise etwas fingerfleckig, etwa 15 Blätter mit Feuchtrand in oberer Außenecke. Versand D: 5,00 EUR

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        Alcorani textus universus ex correctioribus Arabum exemplaribus summa fide, ... Eadem fide, ... in Latinum translatus; appositis unicuique capiti notis, atque refutatione: ...[vol. 2 title:] Refutatio Alcorani, in qua ad Mahumetanicae superstitionis radicem securis apponitur; ...Padova, Typographia Seminaria, 1698. 2 volumes bound as 1. Folio (35.5 x 25 cm). Blind-tooled vellum (ca. 1800?), reusing and retooling vellum from a slightly earlier blind-tooled binding.

      Cat. Bibl. A.-R. Courbonne, dont la vent ... 1er février 1842, 30 (this copy); 34; Schnurrer 377; Sheikh Al-Shabab, "The place of Marracci's Latin translation of the Holy Quran: ...", in: Journal of King Saud University: language & tanslation, 13 (2001), pp. 57-74. The first scholarly printed Quran, prepared by the anti-Islamic Catholic Ludovico Marracci, with a much more accurate Arabic text than any previously printed and the first accurate Latin translation, also including extensive notes based on the Islamic commentaries, as well as the editor's extensive "refutations" of each sutra. Each sura is given first in Arabic, then in Latin translation, followed by notes and then the refutation. The entire first volume of about 430 pages is taken up with preliminary matter, including a 24-page life of Muhammad (one of the first detailed biographies ever printed and again more accurate than its predecessors), an 8-page profession of faith with the Arabic and Latin in parallel columns, and additional commentaries and introductory matter. The fact that this edition was produced explicitly as an attempt to refute the views of Islam has naturally led Islamic scholars to dismiss it, but both the Arabic text and the Latin translation were far better than any previously printed and had no serious rival until the Leipzig edition of 1834. The commentaries also made a great deal of Islamic scholarship available to a European audience for the first time and both the Arabic and the Latin text influenced nearly every edition for the next 150 years.With two bookplates and an occasional early manuscript note and a few letters or numbers inscribed in the foot margin of one leaf. With a tear running into the text of one leaf, repaired, but otherwise in very good condition. With generous margins. The boards are slightly bowed and there is a small tear repaired at the foot of the spine. A ground-breaking work of Quranic scholarship, a valuable source for the study of the Quran and an essential source for European views of Islam.

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        THE NATIVITY AND OTHER MUSIC [manuscript title]

      [Various places, including Antarctica, the Northwest Coast, and shipboard, 1842. 54pp. including four original color sketches. Oblong quarto. Contemporary black morocco, ornate gilt cover, stamped with the initials of James D. Dana and James C. Palmer, neatly rebacked with most of the original spine preserved. Corners slightly worn. Internally bright and clean. Later presentation inscription on front free endpaper. Overall in fine condition. A superlative album of music, lyrics, and artwork composed by officers of the United States Exploring Expedition (1838-42), originally composed during their landmark voyage. Included are several of the earliest views of Antarctica, as well as a superb watercolor of Oregon. The work is the collaboration of expedition scientist James D. Dana and expedition Acting Surgeon James C. Palmer, shipmates aboard the U.S.S. Peacock and evidently close friends. Dana, a young officer of twenty- five, was the only scientist of the expedition with previous naval experience. His work was shaped by his mentor, Prof. Benjamin Silliman of Yale, who became his father-in-law upon his return. Palmer served as a well respected medical officer. Together the two, with artistic contributions from colleagues, recorded the events of the expedition in this album in remarkable fashion. The musical scores were Dana's forte, while the lyrics fell to Palmer. The album consists of eight selections of music, four of which are adorned by original artwork, delineated as follows: 1) "The Nativity, A Dramatic Canticle." The first and longest piece in the album, likely written and performed in the interest of buoying morale. Stage directions and music were later printed in broadside format, located in only one copy, at the John Hay Library of Brown University. 2) "Veni Parvule." Dedicated to Palmer's wife, Juliet, occasioned by the death of his son during the expedition. An unattributed color portrait of the little boy precedes the music. 3) "The Stars May Aye Their Vigils Keep. Pacific Ocean - 1841." A melancholy tune, lamenting a father's absence upon the death of his newborn child, no doubt related to the previous title. 4) "A Breeze from the Unpopular Opera of The Iceberg!!" Below the ornate manuscript title of this piece appears a detailed watercolor of the Peacock locked in Antarctic ice, labeled in large block letters: "The Icebergs!" A small party of men in the foreground are engaged in what is likely repair of the damaged vessel. The sketch is captioned: "Accurately drawn by Dr. Guillou [a quarrelsome medical officer and Palmer's subordinate], January 24, 1840. Computed area, 32 miles." At the time the Wilkes expedition had travelled closer towards the pole than any previous American venture, making this image among the earliest evidence of the United States' "farthest south." This song was later published in Palmer's ANTARCTIC MARINER'S SONG... (New York: D. Van Nostrand, 1868), pp.75-76. Historian David B. Tyler cites Passed Midshipman Henry Eld's journal description of the Peacock at this moment as a "happy" ship, continuing that the crew could be heard "stamping about the decks the whole day in the most merry mood - dancing and singing most of the time." This merriment was likely the product of Dana and Palmer's song-writing efforts, though the mood changed dramatically in a moment. Tyler writes: "On the morning of the twenty-fourth this merry mood suddenly changed into one verging on panic. It was a clear day with light winds and smooth water as the ship worked her way into a bay searching, as always, for a means of reaching land. Space for maneuvering was limited...the first crash threw those having breakfast out of their seats, making them think the whole bow must be stove in, but actually the most serious damage was at the stern where the starboard wheelrope was carried and the neck of the rudder wrenched so that it became inoperable." The next twenty-four hours saw the condition of the Peacock deteriorate substantially, and it was only through the competent labors of the ship's carpenters that catastrophic disaster was avoided. The resulting "Breeze," also titled "The Old Peacock," was written in Honolulu, to entice shipmates to re-enlist by reminding them in song of the hardships that had brought the crew so close together. A selection referring to the loss of the ship's rudder reads: "Our pluck did not fail, till we lost our tail / And then 't was high time to belay; / But we stuck here clean through, and it came out anew, / And if any man says this yarn is not true, / Let him go there himself, some day." 5) "One Gentle Word...Oregon - 1841." A romantic love song addressed to an unnamed lover, likely Palmer's wife. 6) "My Tent Beside the Oregon." A light ditty, with an introduction based on the Chinook language. Above the title of this piece is a detailed watercolor of the expedition's camp beside the Columbia River drawn by Joseph Drayton, the primary artist of the expedition. The sketch is among the first views of Army exploration in the Pacific Northwest. It shows two tents surrounded by evergreens, with an American flag mounted on a makeshift pole to the right. An officer is shown seated upon a captain's chair outside the nearest tent. A pencil note, evidently added later, reads: "Sketched with camera lucida. The flag is the one referred to by Dr. Kane, vol. I, p.298." In that narrative, Elisha Kane's ARCTIC EXPLORATIONS... (Philadelphia: Childs & Peterson, 1856), the author writes that the flag was later flown high into the Arctic near Cape Constitution. The camp, affectionately dubbed "Peacockville," was built along the Columbia following the wreck of the Peacock at the river's mouth. The ship had struck the bar upon approaching what was thought to be the channel to the Columbia River. Over the next forty-eight hours the ship was wrecked entirely as a rising sea repeatedly smashed the vessel against the shore. Through the heroics of Capt. William Hudson no lives were lost, and enough supplies were salvaged to allow for the construction of the camp a short distance from Astoria where, for a time, Palmer was assigned command of a shore party. The accompanying music and lyrics, later published in the aforementioned ANTARCTIC MARINER'S SONG (pp.44-45), describe the loss: "My tent beside the Oregon o'er looks the sullen wave, Whose turbid waters darkly frown, Above the Peacock's grave; Where surges weave the shifting sands Around her for a pall; And like a spectral sentry, The toppling over. Mourn not her fate that, round the world, Thrice circled with the sea. And thrice to every land unfurled, The banner of the Free: She came to plant her standard fast, Where it had drooped before; Content to lay her bones at last, Beside it on the shore...." Despite their unlucky landing, the time spent at Peacockville was singularly productive. Under Wilkes' immediate direction the entire Columbia River region was systematically surveyed for the first time, thus elevating the Northwest's commercial potential. 7) "Young Shepards' Canzonet. China Sea. 1842." An introduction to "The Nativity," composed at a later date. 8) "Antarctic Mariner's Song. From 'Thulia' unpublished poem. Sooloo Sea - 1842." At the head of this score appears the last watercolor, of a schooner tacking hard amidst a sea of small icebergs and floes. Like "The Iceberg!!" before it, this sketch also ranks among the earliest views of America's southward progress and records the highest southern latitude of any exploring expedition vessel. The short ink caption reads: "Wm. May, USN. (on the spot)." William May served as a Passed Midshipman on the expedition and was later tried for insubordination. The polar ambitions of the Wilkes expedition are summed in a simple phrase repeated throughout the short tune: "Ease the sheet and keep away; Glory guides us South today." At the time of writing, this song was unpublished as stated, though it later appeared as THULIA. A TALE OF THE ANTARCTIC... (New York: Samuel Coleman, 1843), pp.27,42-46, and again as part of ANTARCTIC MARINER'S SONG (pp.65-72). Given its lavish binding, stamped with the authors' initials, and superlatively neat interior, it is most likely the present album was assembled immediately after the expedition's return, though the songs and watercolors were undoubtedly composed en route. The illustrations are probably fine copies of rougher sketches done "on the spot" by the original artists. That Dana, Palmer, Guillou, May, and Drayton would have collaborated on the album is not unlikely; all were simultaneously engaged in the production of the official expedition report and remained in close contact. The penciled captions were added later, as the 1856 Kane reference attests. While the extant narrative journals of the Wilkes expedition are invaluable research sources, the present album offers a unique sentimental view of morale and good spirits under repeated extreme duress. Dana and Palmer have provided in song a description of the mood of the endeavor in a way that would be impossible in a traditional narrative account. Further, the artwork supplied by Guillou, May, and Drayton offers wholly original and early views of two of the expedition's most important stops: the Northwest Coast and Antarctica. The juxtaposition of scenes from these diverse locations is testament to the broad range and scope of the expedition. Palmer himself writes in his introduction to THULIA that his journals and notes were lost with the wreck of the Peacock, making this volume, reconstructed from memory, the best record of his experiences. That this voyage was the defining event in the careers of both Dana and Palmer is certain, and it is evident both took great pride in their participation. Dana's scientific contributions, especially his work with crustaceans, elevated him to the forefront of American scientists. Palmer, for his part, was later offered the direction of naval hospitals in Washington and Brooklyn. Though Wilkes' expedition was riddled with strife and discord, the efforts and character of these two men, appropriately displayed here, offers an early hint to their future successes. In all, a tremendous and singular memoir of the expedition that vaulted the scientific efforts of the United States to new and unparalleled heights. David B. Tyler, THE WILKES EXPEDITION... (Philadelphia: American Philosophical Society, 1968), passim. DAB XIV, p.185; V, pp.55-56.

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        Palazzo Publico, Sienna

      Londra 1842 - "Bella veduta tratta dall'opera "The Ecclesiastical Architecture of Italy: From the Time of Constantine to the Fifteenth Century ", di Henry Gally Knight, stampata da Day & Haghe e pubblicata a Londra, in 2 volumi, nel 1843. L'opera è illustrata da 81 tavole di esterni ed interni di architetture ecclesiastiche di città italiane, i cui disegni furono realizzati da G. Moore, D. Quaglio, J. Aliusetti, J. M. Knapp, Hallman, and Edw. Lear, mentre le litografie da Owen Jones, G. Moore, T. T. Bury, and R. K. Thomas. La presente litografia è opera di G. B. Moore, da un disegno di Domenico Quaglio. Litografia tinta, timbro di appartenenza nell'angolo destro, in ottimo stato di conservazione. Dimensioni del foglio: 370x555 mm" "View taken from "The ecclesiastical architecture of Italy. From the time of Constantine to the fifteenth century, with an introduction and text by Henry Gally Knight " 2 vv illustrated with 81 plates, illustrative of the ecclesiastical architecture of Italy, published by Henry Bohn, London 1843, printed by Day & Haghe. Plates by Owen Jones, G. Moore, T. T. Bury, and R. K. Thomas; after G. Moore, D. Quaglio, J. Aliusetti, J. M. Knapp, Hallman, and Edw. Lear. Coloured lithograph with tint stones and chromolithograph, in very good condition." Dimensioni 357 290mm

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        Bibliotheca Grenvilliana; or Bibliographical Notices of Rare and Curious Books, Forming Part of the Library of the Right Hon. Thomas Grenville: by John Thomas Payne and Henry Foss

      London: Printed by William Nicol, Shakspeare Press [and] Chiswick Press, 1842-72. 3 Parts in 4 vols., 4to, one of only 30 large paper copies, [iv],6,[2],xxxiii,[i],388; [iv],[389]-846; [ii],4,[2],472,xlii[2]; 6,[2],219,[1]pp., with half-titles, photographic frontispiece in part three, all four volumes are from the library at Woburn Abbey, vols. 1-3 have the bookplate or label of the Duke of Bedford, some light foxing, as usual, uniformly bound by Clarke and Bedford in cont. quarter green goatskin, purple boards (lightly rubbed), small nick to head on vol. one, the fourth vol. has been expertly bound to match the others, smooth spines lettered in gilt, purpose made felt-lined marbled slip-cases. A fine set of the extremely rare large paper edition of this important catalogue. "The Hon. Thomas Grenville (1755-1846), after a brilliant parliamentary career, retired from public life in 1818 and devoted himself entirely to his books. He was a true bibliophile, in the highest sense of the word... When he died he left his books to the British Museum... His 20,000 volumes form the greatest gift of books that any private individual has ever made to the Museum. He had fine books of every description, but he seems to have specialised in early Americana (he was the first collector to buy Columbus and Vespucci letters), Aldines, early Spanish and Italian books (Dante, Petrarch and Ariosto), classics (especially Aesop and Homer), books on Ireland and lastly incunables on vellum, including the Mazarin Bible, the 1457 Psalter and the 1469 Livy, this catalogue, by Payne and Foss, is a lasting monument to his enlightened efforts as a collector." - De Ricci, p.114.

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        Histoire de Joseph, accompagnée de dix figures, rélatives aux principaux evenemens de la fils de ce fils du patriarche Jacob, et gravées sur les modèles du fameux Reimbrandt.Amsterdam, Jean Neaulme, 1757. Folio. With title-page printed in red and black, and 10 full-page etched plates. Contemporary boards.

      Cohen-de Ricci 210; STCN (4 copies); for Caylus: Lugt, Marques des Collections 2919. First and only edition of a children's book beautifully illustrating the biblical story of Joseph and intended "as much for the improvement of morals as for the principles of drawing", as the title-page notes. Anne-Claude-Philippe comte de Caylus aimed to inspire his readers with a love of virtue and an appreciation of Rembrandt's masterly and evocative drawings. The original drawings have been in the Louvre since 1842, but they have lost their attribution to Rembrandt and are now sometimes ascribed to Rembrandt's pupil Gerbrand van den Eeckhout. The first recorded owner of the drawings was the painter Charles-Antoine Joseph Coypel, an acquaintance of the author.Owner's inscription on paste-down, binding chafed, spine damaged. Otherwise in good condition. A fine series of 10 etchings.

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